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JOXNH. OBEKLY, Xdltor.
Tk. flrUI ntll flhe Xatlnnitl Mem.
Ths NallonsI Democratic Committee, to
wliom I' delegated thr power of llxln? the
time and place of holding the National Dem
ocratic :onvenllon ol 1870, haic nppointcil
Tuesday, tlio tvnty-seventh day of .Tunc
next, noon, a the time, and selected St.
LouI atb rlncc of holding such conven
tion. Knch Slate will be entitled to ft rcircn
UtloiiC'iual to double the iiiuiibcr ol Its
nntor and representatives In the ton
grcs ot the United States ; nml the terri
tory of Colorado, nhoitc admission In .luly
a a State will (rlvo It a Vote In the next
electoral collesc. Is alio Invited to send del
egates to the convention.
Democratic, Conservative urn! other citi
zens of ttic United .State, Irrespective of
pan political nt'Oclatloiti, deMrln tn co
operate with the Democratic party In I Ik
present cflort" and objects, aio cordially In
ttted tojoln In sending delegates to the
national convention. Co-operation Is tic
sired from all persons wlio would uhnn'o
an administration that ha sutl'ercil the
public trcdit to become and remain iufeilor
toother and 1cm favored nation? ; has per
mitted commerce to bo taken away by for
elte powers ; haf stilled trade by unjust,
unequal and pernicious Icls'uHon ; has
Imposed unusual taxation and rendered it
most butuensomo ; has changed growing
prosperity Into widespread sufl'crlui; and
want; has squandered the public moneys
recklessly and dctlautly, and Miainclutsly
uicd the power that should have been s vllt
to punish crime, to protect It.
For these ami other reasons the national
Democratic party deem the public, danger
Imminent, and earnestly dcsirotis..or f ('cur
ing to our country the blessing of an
economical, pure and free government,
oordlally Invite the co-operatinu of their
fellow-cltlzciu In the etlort to attain till'
Thomas A. Walker, Alabama.
8. It. Cockrill, Arkaua.
Kraok McCapjiln, California.
Willlim H. Birnum, Connecticut
Charles Hca.ten, 'Delaware,
Charlei K. Dyke, J-lorlila.
A. It. Lawton, Georgia.
Cyrus II MeCormlck. Illinois
Ttinmas Dowllmr, Jmllnna.
M. M. Hun, Iowa.
Isaac K. Kaion. Kansas.
Henry D. Mcllcury, Keuucky.
Henry I). Ogdeu. Loultlntt.
L. I). -M. Sweat, Maine.
A. Leo Knott. Maryland
Wll'lam A. Moore. Mbblgnn.
William Lochren, Minnesota.
J. H. Sharps, Mississippi.
Jno. O. I'rlest, Missouri.
Oeo. L. Miller. Nebraska.
Thos. II. Williams, Nevada.
M. V. B. Edgerly, New Hampshire.
Theo. F. Randolph, New Jersev.
M. W. Hansom, North Carolina".
John U.Thompson, Ohio.
J araes K. Keller, Oregon.
James P. Barr, rennsyrvanla.
Kicbolas VanSlyck, llhode Inland.
Simons, Bouth Carolina.
W illiam B. Bate, Tlnncsjee.
F.8. Stockdale. Tcx.
.John Goode. Jr., Virginia.
John Blatr Hope. West Virginhi.
George H. Paul, Wisconsin.
Thomas M. Patterson, Colorado. .
AUGUSTUS SCUEI.L, New York,
PltKbMCK 0. PniNcc, Massachu-uU.'..
Secrotary National Dcmocratlu Co
v isni.iuiuAi rcuruarv J87li.
im; New lork Jfcruld nguics II out
that the Democrats will elect one Imp.
ilrcd and scvcnty-to presidential elec
tors next fall, nud I lie Kepiibllenus HW,
In Ibis calculation the lUmU concedes
'ew Hampshire, Illinois Ohio and Flor
ida to the I'cpublfcaiKs. Xev Vork it
considers doubtful, anil gives It to neither
party, nlthoiigli ;e.pie.ss.iiig the belief
that (ho Democrat will cany It.
Il.m: tlio eoloied people of Cairo lust
sight of Morton' bloody shirt? It looks
that way, truly. On Tuesday last nearly
or quite one-third ol ibcm biipportcd fur
orllcea mini who, lwlng hi the .South at
the outbreak of the rebellion, icudeitil
daring service In (lie rebel army. It. in
supporting tins gentleman, the colored
voters were not actuated by a denlrc to
let by-goncs be by-gones, what motive
did actuate them i What other consider
ation could liavc controlled them 'i
Si.ck the cilects or the Devil's J.'lbow
cut-off have (levcIoied themselves, it has
been ascertained that the occurence, In
htcad of lciiig n mere prank ol the Futh
cr of watera, U a matter of very consid
erable cousejuenee. Tens of thousands
ol acres ol laud, hitherto regarded tit, Ir
reclaimable, have been rendered suscep
tible of successful cultivation. Golden,
Swan and Young lakes, heretofore ugly
collections of stagnant water, will be
drained, and their beds furnish pasturage
for thousands of cattle. In short, while
the cut-off will benefit the commerce ot
Memphis, it will add to the taxable prop
erty of Mississippi county, Atkausas,
over one Uuudred thousand dollars worth
Tub Cairo and Vlncennea
rapidly bcKiouilug u first-class thorough
tare, as a carrier ol both Irulghu and pas-
"iinoui cuanging cars or tlio
breaking ot bulk, freight and rassenir,.
are transported from tile far souti.n,...
the Interior of Tuw,, 0Ver a direct routo
to the Atlantic wahoard. The road bed
lias recently rx-cn grcauy imnrovi-d. !,nr.
ter rolling atocU ban been purchased, and
but a short time will elapse before li win
le considered one of the best roaun In u,c
vtesu i no present management Wiiru
dent, Industrious, ecsnornlcai arid sucten
till. Cairo has not realized all It expected
trom the road, but we cannot, for that
reason, withhold ai expression ol the
pleasure wo fwl in witnessing its grow
nig uiteimness anuncaithy prosperity.
The editor of u Era-IUiMi,aH
ungenerously, no to say unfilrly wltlk
the Hon. William Hartzell. The later
est! of Cairo did not suffer during Mr.
ll'i. short absence trom bl seat, ami
Igjit thinking men will conmend (ho
npUae that toot ulm to the bedside of
Mckiother-ln-law. IlercWned to his
P01 du., the very momcr, the crisis
in the dlscnso li.nl born imsumI, nml vnf
auwnt less limit ten ilnya. llcforo mid
since tlmt time lie was hi Ids .ent rcfju
Inrly nml shirked no vole or rcspoii'd'hll
Ity. I'or tho Improvement nl two hint
ilrud nml llfty uillo.sof (lie upper Mtalt
river, :in appropriation ol only $i!0t).
000 could be dbtnlncd. That ten per cent,
or $20,000 of till? sum was ccur&1 to
Cairo shows ellectlvu work on tlio part
01 .Mr. lartzell, and lias earned for lilm
the thanks not the condemnation, of his
constituents. The pcoplo ol Cnlro, who
are most deeply intereted, nre .mtillcl
with the result of -Mr. H.'x cllorU In their
behalf; and It those whow.itehhl8cour.se
with n view only to fnult-tlnilliijr, can
urge against lilinvnotlilnjr more damag
Ing than the fact that he kll his seat to
visit n sick lauiily. the people generally
will be salhlled, nud cheerfully endorse
him by a re-clcctlou.
t'AIT. l:n.H AMIS tilt DAT
(.'apt. Kails' Miecess In removing from
the mouth ol' the -Mississippi the barriers
that have so long Impeded our commerce,
has been more fully reall.ed liiau lie.
himself, had occasion lo andelpate, Al
though he is not the originator of the
jetty system which he is employing, lie
U nevertheless, entitled to credit for
udbpllug brush mattresses, which create u
permanent embankment, Instead of piles
which would present a less stable and
durable wall of wood. Hut he has u
higher claim still upon the gratitude of
the people, and that claim grows out of
the zeal witli which be persisted In his
purpose to relieve the commerce ol our
great valley from the sand embargo so
long maintained at IU "pascs,''atid for
the great ability he has dNplayed In the
organization of his work and Its aiib-e-ipietit
And what U that he ha aceoniplshcd ?
Tlio .St. Louis Jtfjmblican leplles; "A
work ol permanent and Inestimable value
to Hie people ol the Mississippi valley,
nud Indeed ol the whole nation. He has
opened a highway to tlio sea, through
which the Immense productions of mil
lions of people, inhabiting a country un
surpassed in fertility of soil ami all nat
ural resources, may Reek exchange In the
markets ol the world. Who can estimate
the influence which this event is destined
to exert on the future ol our commerce?
Already in view of f lie completion of this
work we have seen new methods of con
centration adopted. Tlio Missouri river,
ong deemed Impracticable for bnrge navi
gation, Is now contributing in cheap rates
ot freight on bulk grain to the commer
cial prosperity of St. Louis. It Is a trado
but Just commenced the drops which
are precursors ot the coming deluge.
But this beginning is of n mighty revolu
tion In the carrying trade of the West.
The time is not in the distant future when,
Instead of half n dozen barges on the
Missouri engaged in bringing the grain
crops of Western Missouri, Kansas,
Iowa nud Nebraska, there will be hun
dreds of them arriving every week col
lecting cargoes for the ocean steamers,
which will arrive and depart at will to
and Irom tlio Crescent City. This is only
one of the signs ol tlio times In relation
to tliu future course, of the commerce of
the valley. The barriers once removed
from (no iiiiiiitn r
(ho channel- ot trade will change.
Hie products of the lieids of the
West will no longer bo hauled on Iron
trackways over the Alleghanlc.s, or seek
an outlet by tlio long and tortuous route
via (lie lakes and Hie Kile canal. The
rivers highways of nature will be util
i.ed as they havn nut before, and the
railways will concentrate front the inlc
ilor tin-vast .stores of Western produce.
to take their noiseless way down with
'liu current to (lie outlet lo the sea.
HeejiiiMS by means of boats ami barges
heavy products' can be transported so
much cheaper, self-interest will lead
eventually to a general adoption ot that
Cairo is vitally concerned In tin; suc
cess o tlicjctty system, and will realize
from it all that .St. J.oiils can realize, ami
more. "Tlio products of the Held" will
bcgathcied together at Cairo, and from
hence forwarded In oeeau-goliig ves
sels lo foreign markets-. This prediction
may be regarded as wild mid extravagant
now; but wherever else yon may Hud
doubts of fulfillment, It will not be
amoug those who have given (he matter
A Hull .Wrcli In fJoiicrc N-iutiir
Ilcii Hit, .Mi'i-ltK.nr (iivinic Mnlrr
till lately luscHllEnlloii iicii.
Iliibcork luillfirtl Kk.iiov, Nlit-p.
hcrilKupn ImII III llic niiiii ol Ml 0,000
lnif nclniH'iit i:iuiiiii'iiiun Jliiy
Muroln'H NiHlulc I'liSfilcil.
It'ium our ngulur CoritspoixUiit.
Washington, Apiil I7th, 1870.
The week in congress has been even
more monotonous than usual. Tho sen-
ate, dull enough at all times, has had un-
ucr iiiscuaslon tho peculiarly Interesting
uojeci ot iuc repaying ot Pennsylvania
avenue. 'I his avenue, beforu High rents
drove trado to Seventh street, was the
fashionable thoroughfare ol the cltv. It
Is doubtful II it can claim that distinction
now, though two years ago, and even
more recently, it could present in the
afternoon about four o'clock, the gayest,
mosi illustrious, anil tawe it all In all, the
wicKeuefei cosmopolitan procession of
promeuaders that could be seen on this
continent. On this street, somewhat
classic Irom redolence of ldsiorv nml
pageantry, cut at one end by the whlto
nouse ana at tlio other by the eapltol,
: i j a score ot presidents nave gone to
wlr Inauguration. Tho principal hotels
" nnKing saloons of the city arc situ-
fltCll ilium II ,.. I. , 7. . .
.. n, uiiu.uaiiy uuring
the conwartonnl session, senators, and
members, aua Justices ol the sup erne
court, walk to ami from the capital on
tho broad BldwalkgorrUkln tho filthy
street cars, or roll in their own carriages
If they can atlord it, over its now Vcrv
uneven surface. Arewycara ago when
Washington was touched with tho wand
or $30,000,000, and transformed almost in
a single nlghl, from a straggling village,
Hh mud road.slnto a city almost as beau
tiful as the prophet's vision or the New
Jerusalem, the Isabltuca of Ihl, ttTcmic
awokcto llml II clothed In n lmn new
Nicholson pavement, as smooth and solid
as a ten plu alley; and during the flush
PnuUo pasl bcllumihya ol the republic
It was emphatically llic national prome
nade anil boulevard. I'rcqucntcdiby the lair,
unfair ami vanity (air, nnd those who
fared sumptuously and never paid their
rare, n class too numerous In Washington
for public or private welfare. Hut Gen.
Habcock has long since measured
(lie avenue, (he contractors have been
paid twice oyer lor their worthless, rot
ten Nicholson block, and now tlio senate
Is debating whether it shall be repaved
wllh asphalt, concrete, cobblo stone.
Ilelguim blocks, or as .Senator Oglesby
Insists, Willi dirt, which he says has
always nnswered hint very well for am
1 lear wo may have underestimated our
senator: they walk the earth as well as the
clouds, and talk about common things as
prosily as anybody.
In the house the sliver resumption bill,
us amended by the senate, lias been pass
cd ; ami the transfer ot the Indians from
the missionaries to the soldiers has been
Uut the tedium of legislation is atoned
lor by the liveliness of Investigation.
The testimony of Whltcly, Nettlcshlp,
Xewcouib, and other cx-worthles of the
the 1'. S. treasury secret service
corps, has created a sensation
only less profound than that
of the Uelknap expose. To-ilav General
Habcock was Indicted with Harrington,
Uillley, A'etdcdilp. and oihers. Gen
B. gave ball in the sum of $10,000, ex-
iiovcrnor .Shepherd going upon Ids bond.
Whitley and Nettlcshlp, It Is understood,
will secure Immunity by turning slate's
'1 he senate will on Monday resolve it
self into a high court of Impeachment,
and. It Is expected that Gen. Uelknap will
appear in person and jdead to the juris
iiicuoii oi wio senate, j Here will no
doubt be a stubborn light on this que
lion by the distinguished couuel ol the
accused. As In the Johnson Impeach
ment trial, only thoe who have tickets
will be admitted to the senate gallery. It
Is not probable, however, that tills (rial
will excite nearly so much local or na
tional Interest as did tlic Johnson im.
Kmanclpatlon day was celebrated In
Washington by the uuveillngof Lincoln's
statue, recently placed In the park of his
name. Tho day was cloudy and threat.
cuing rain, but this did not prevent the
concourse ot Immense numbers of col
ored people from Maryland and Virginia.
who came afoot, in the cars, on mules,
and by every conceivable wheeled craft
to witness the ceremony. The statue was
overhung and concealed by a large Amer
ican llag, from which a rope extended to
a platform occupied by President Grant,
cabinet olllcials, justices of (he supreme
court, members of congress and repre
sentatives of foreign legations. At the
invitation ot Prof. Langstou (colored),
who conducted the ceremonies, the presi
dent pulled the rope and the statue was
unveiled amid the roar of cannon, ap'
plause of surrounding multitude, nnd
music by die marine baud.
Tlic group is? f o"oy"i. ni'-'
l.itll, SvltllOMt C twl (,
work of ait in the ci, d . -(Ii
(.'.ieiitlon. It represents the prcsldcut
with a lace full of benignity and pity,
holding in ills right hand (he proclama
lion of Kuiaiicipation, wliilo his left is c.x
(ended over (lie head of a crouching
slave, hall lifting lilni.-ell and groping
in tlio ri.iwn of liberty. The group, both
in mans anil in leature, is an expressive
and impressive history. C
wimiixm ov Tin: nuiiooi. tri:u-
Mn. Knnoit; My absence from the
city has prevented me from writing
sooner; but believing that my former
"objections" bayo not yet entirely slip
ped the memory of your readers, and
having waited in vain for a response to
those objections, Irom persons who ought
lo know more about our public school
management than I do, I conclude that
they were all well founded, and would
beg leave to submit to the consideration
ol'tlic board (he following additional ob
jections, which I believe are also well
In doing so, I am not actuated by nil
kind feelings towards any ot the parties
concerned; I have too high an opinion of
all ot (hem, and would be (he last to
throw a slur upon tho name or fame of
any one connected with the schools.
Hut in speaking ot the actions of
public servants, it is impossible to say
nothing that might not ho construed into
a personality by persons who are them
selves too cowardly to boldly expose an
existing wrong, and, hi this respect,
judge others by themselves ; and when,
in their contracted brains, they have
formed the Idea that another, moro cour
ageous than they, speak too strongly of
thoM! wrongs, either trom selfishness or
narrow nilndcdness, they frantically cry
out: "llolil! Wilhclui, hold! Quick
sand, tliu treacherous qulckstand!" I
would beg the reader not to heed such
spasmodic outbursls, but to consider the
source from whence the howl comes and
rest easy, for there Is no danger.
1 do not represent any party. I am tliu
owner of a little property myself, and am
therefore interested in tlio welfare of the
city. I have always cast my vote for the
best and most capable candidates, and am
not a supporter ol our present city ad
ministration, as I nm supposed to be.
While In my present cflort I shall, as
much as possible, guard against saying
anything that might hurt the feelings of
anybody, I shall.wlthout fear or favor ad
vocate the Interests, not of a partisan few,
but ot the pcoplo.
It Is said (hat while (ho former board
ol directors met to examine the claims of
Prof. Alvord, another gentleman, from
Carbondale, presented his claims also,
and oflercd to superintend our schools
for three thousand dollars less than Prof.
Alvord did, yet tho position was given to
the latter, lor what reason those lulcicst
cd have not yet learned.
Soon alter Prof. Alvord was Installed
principal, It was decided that the Latin
anilGreek languages were necessary to "a
common school education ;" accordingly
ajteacher was tent for nnd pupils requested
to provide themselves with llic necessary
books. Tho class was lornied l.alln, and
Greek wero taught one term, then
stopped.' The money paid for those
books nnd the teacher, which Included
many a dollar obtained by hard day labor
was literally thrown away; for even If
tho languages had Itcen taught
thoroiigly (hey would have been of no
earthly use to anybody; but lo stop after
having (aught hardly' the rudiments ot
llicin shows cither a short slghtedness or
carlcs:iess on the part of the directors.
The teaching of dead languages having
proved a failure, and the board being de
termined to have something attractive, It
was decided that telegraphy was certainly
0'scntlal to "a common school educa
tion." The wires were stretched from
one school house to the other, and to
other places in the city; a teacher
was sent for, telegraphy win taught one
term, then shared the late ol its prcde.
cessor, and, to-day, tho telegraph poles
along Walnut street stand as monuments
to tho extravagance and folly or our for
mer board ordlrectors.
Soon after tliu teaching ol telegraphy
had ceased, because It was denounced as
a violation of law, our directors atllrmed
that German belonged tn "a common
School education." As before, parents
were called upon to furnish their children
with books. Prof. Frlck, a poor, lnlclll
gen(, and good man, was sent for, the
class was lornied and German taught one
term. Prof. Frlck was not notllled that
his services would not bo required for the
second term, until within one day of Its
comnienceincid, thus having refused a
situation elehcn, hu was left without
a means of support.
Tlie next term came, imd with it a new
sensation. "In order to possess a com
mon school education everybody must be
a short-hand reporter," was the solemn
verdict of our wise directors. Again
parents had to furnish money for books;
a teacher was procured ; (he class was
formed and phonography wa begun and
still continues: hut 1 venture lo predict
that tlie end of this term means the end
of tlie class In ldionoirraidiv. So it
liouhl, lor it lias no business In our
chools, and should never have been be- J
gun. We may (hen however, expect
something new, for the brains of our di
rectors seem to he in process ot evolu
A notice appeared hi (he Htru.KTiN a
lew days ago (o (lie effect that Miss
Aubrey had left town and that one of
Pro. Alvord's assistants had taken her
place, it (he high school can dispense
with one teacher, why could It not be
fore Miss Aubrey's departure ? The fact
that It docs so now proves that there was
a large yearly expense which might have
Years ago, when times were better-
money easier obtained, and services com
manded a higher price, our principals re
ceived lor their services S1,S00 per an
num ; but now, when there Is a general
stagnation of business, when one bank
ruptcy is followed by another, when the
laborer must work for much less than he
usoipet..- jsTV' then lake liititii.
. oio in one JcarnvBipHIA..:?,rcsIo.w. ctunicd
umu.iwien wo arc almost borne
wtfn wllh railroad and oilier taxes, our
principal must have $2,IU0 per annum,
which means: nine mouths of actual
service at ij-.'fii; or, pCr month, or 1SS
days at $12 7.j per day, or 1,1 'JS hours at
$2 11 per hour, which, together with the
salaries ofassistants.niakc one room cost
nearly $."i,tW0 per annum. This:
room had an average attendance of about
llfty scholars, making each scholar cost
$100 00 for every nine months.
I know Unit at the late eleetioii ot di
rectors, the real state ol all'.dr.s was not
known by many, and one or tho other
side profited by this ignorance. I stato
these things now lor tliu Information of
the public. Let llicm demand a corrce
In conclusion I would ask: was It
right to engage Prof. Alvord in prefer
ence to that gentleman from Carbondale,
thus giving away three thousand dollars
per annum, which might have been
saved? Was it right to teach, contrary
to law, Latin, Greek, telegraphy, Ger
man nnd phonography, thereby necessi
tating tlio purchasing of books bv par
ents, and the spending of largo sums of
the school fund by tlie directors, from
which not tho slightest benefit was de
rived by the pupils?
Was It right to pay a salary to a super
fluous teacher In the high school? After
having sent for Prof. Friek, and wrong
fully begtinlthe teaching of German, was
It right to hold him to ids engagement
until one day of the eomiiieuc-
ment of hl.s second term, thou
uddeuly, and, to him, unexpectedly
discharge him, leaving him without any
means ot support?
Is It light to pay S2 12 per hour tor
services which require for their perform
ance only six hours of tho day, and which
necessitate neither great mental nor
physical oxertlon-wrvlccs which In
times of prosperity commanded only
$1 CO per hour.
These questions are rcspcctlully sub
mitted, and whether the answers to them
should be ufllrmatlvo or negative, Is left
tor each reader to decide. For my part
1 feel Justified In saying that our school
funds have been most injudiciously used.
There arc some, however, who either
because they don't know or don't want
to know the facts, seem to he perfectly
contented with this stato of alliiirs, and
who, when tho extravagancoorthe board
Is mentioned, console themselves with tho
idea that "the members of the board are
all heavy tax payers and would uot throw
their own money away." This Is partly
true, but It cannot bo truthfully said that
they havo thrown away no monoy In the
past,:and we Judge the future by that past,
what must bo our conclusion?
Hut I hope that die conclusion ihus
formed may prove wrong ; (hat our pres.
cut directors remembering that they do
not spend their own money alone, but
a so the meagre earnings ol thousands
who work harder to obtain one dol
lar than any one oi them does forfeit,
or even twenty-live, will be more
economical in the future than the board
has been In tho past, and spend n small
portion ot the amount saved hi publish
ing their proceedings, which would tend
greatly to their peace of mind.
1 may, at moiiic future time, give a lew
statistics with regard to our school tax.
t'ntll then I remain,
Yours respectfully, Wn urn m.
Kilbourno Out of Jail, but Still
the Custody of the Mar
shal of the District.
Tho President Votoos tho Bill Bo
ducing tho Salary of his
CoiiiiiiUnloiirr I'rnlt ,Tliliit Itrte
iiiio NiiMrtlrM limy hp llli
WasIIIMiton. 1). C. April 18. The
scrgeant-at-arins of the houe to day pio-
ililceu naiici iwioouruc ociurc mci
Justice Carter and In his (urn claimed
that the writ of hnbat rorjim COIlld not
legallv reach Hie case. Tlio ludge order
eiF tlie marshal to (ake charge of Kll
bourne iiendliiL' a liearlii''. To facilitate
the hearing the Jtnltrc? requested the
counsel (o furnish brlets and postponded
t ho case uut to-morrow, iviinonrni
was not returned to lull, hut remains In
custody of the marshal.
I'ir.viii.Kiov'x cm. i nk.
The Committee on War KxpendKures
to-day heard the testimony of KllIottA.
Pendleton. In relation to checks and
drafts given by Ids brother. George II.
Pendleton, against money paid him by
the I'nlted .States In satisfaction of the
claim of the Kentucky Itailroad company.
Pendleton's testimony as president of (be
Commercial Hank ot Cincinnati, where
George II. Pendleton's account was kept,
was corroborative of the latter' testi
mony a to how lie drew the money.
Witness produced tho checks nnd draffs,
im: M'i'i'ixJii vr.usv hii.vku him..
The silver Mil as leuorled Irom the
senate Finance Committee allows holders
of bullion to exchange it at market value
for Hie new dollar at Its face value or for
I'nlted States notes at par. The proposed
limitation ol the Iuo of sliver dollars to
llfty million lias not yet been incorpora
ted in the bill, but the bill s still subject
to change in committee.
.SUl'KUVI.SOI'.S IH INTKIINAI. lll'.VKNt'i:.
The senate finance committee lias re
ceived from Commissioner Pratt a letter
In reference to an Inquiry as to the pro
priety and expediency of abolishing
the office of supervisor of Internal reve
nue. Tho commissioner writes that if
the same power to administer oaths, ex
amine books and papers, and compel the
giving of testimony be conferred upon
revenue agents, to be exercised under the
direction of the commissioner of internal
revenue, the oflicc of supervisor may be
abolished without loss to the service and
with considerable saving to the treasury.
He recommends that this be done, and in
(lie course of Ids
lat llseal year, the
that (luring the
amount allowed for salaries and expenses
of ten supervisors averaged $lU,:t5 each.
(ii:.m:iui. cumku nor.s .not want to tks
tifv. General Custer appeared beforu the
House Committee on military affairs to-
uay in relation to a charge against uen
eral Merrill of receiving S.KX) as a bribe
ucncrat uuster lestitleu that all llic mlor
maiinn no posses-eel on tlio subject wan
contained in a private letter tn hlniM'lf.
the anther ol which he did not wish to
-mi!': nr.si-'.vci w, u
i. the sciciti!
tliKiincrnoou tlio bill which provides for
reducing mu salary oi tno president lo
$i",000 per annum from and after the Itli
ol' .March next, with a message stating
his reasons lor not approving it. The
veto message was not, however, read to
day. . -
0mIIIiii li, the i:nl Jfilllri.
N'r.w Oi:i,i:.Nrt, April 18. A petition
signed Ity the leading ship agents and the
masters of nearly all the transports
in port, has been forwarded to tho secre
tary of war, protesting against moving
the. government dredge boat from South
wct pass to complete tho work at the
Kad's jetties. The H'pubUcaa says:
I'ndcr Kads' contract with the govern
ment ho is to get $riOO,0OO as soon as he
gels a channel, l!0 feci; deep and L'OO feet
wide through tlie jetties This hu has
been unable to do since he erected Ids
Jetties. The water at tlie;iiead ot the
South pass has shoaled from 17 to II feet,
and a bar has formed in the Gulf in front
of tho Jetties on which there is now less
than 21 feet, and Is rapidly shoaling."
. .. -
Till! 4 III en vn Triumph fur Ilcepur j .
CniCAiio, April IS. At midnight tho
returns which aro In from the cltv elee-
tionnro only scattering, nlthoiight enough
precincts aro heard trom to indicate that
tho side of decency lias prevailed ; that
what is known as tho bummer element
has been worsted, and that tho common
council will be composed largely of good
men. Clinton Iirlggg. Democratic nomi
nee for cltv treasurer, has probably defeat
ed ClarklLipe. tho ltepublican candidate.
Tho voto for Iloync for mayor has been
tolerably full, though both Republicans
and Democrats scratched his name In
BY virtue of mi execution to 111c ilhi'Ctnl by
llic clerk of the circuit court of Alexander
county, in the State or IlllnoU, In fuvorol' the
People ol the .Statu ol' Illinois mid ncsliibt Henry
Watson Willi) ami Amliew ,1. Curie, I lime lev
led upon the following cleserlbeil propeity, In
this county ot Alexander unit Mule ot Illinois, lo.
wit: TliCkOilthcuM quarter of section nine ('J,lu
township seventeen (17) south, runge two m
westoriheiJrd 1'. M. In the county of Alexnu
dernd SIhIc or IllhinU, nl lr fat iimiibcn-d
thirty-live (.l.'i) In block numbered eighteen (Idl,
In tin; drst addition to the rlty of Cairo, county
of Alexander nd state of Illlnoln, ni the proier
ty of (he mid Henry Watson Webb, which 1 nil ill
oirerat I'ublloSalu at the southwest door of the
court house In the cllyof Cairo, In the county
of Alexander und State of Illinois on the'.'Oth day
of April, A. IJ. l"u. nt the hour of eleven
o'clock, a. m., of fluid day, for cash, to ratlM'y
Mid execution. AI.KX II.IIiVIN,
",t,!II!ir Altxutulfr County, llllno s.
Cairo, Illinois, .Mimh rJth, 1H7U,
St. Charles Hotel,
PAIGES REDUCED TO SUIT THE TIKES !
Room and Board, lit and 2d Floor $2.60
Room1 and Board, 3d Floor $2,00 For Say,
Sp.oUl Ratoi hy Wk or Montk.
,AJi,raltc,!numbcr,of ver5' desirable i.mlly
rooms can be secured at reasonable rates lor the
t he St. Charles is the laritestandbcst nmiolnt
ed House In Southern Illinois, and Is tho lending
hotel h Cairo. Notwithstanding the "lied
llOCk" reduction 111 irlris. Ilio l,il.!.. trill
usual, be liberally Mippllcd with Ilia very best
of everylhlnjMlmt can be found in market.
i'lllf, Inri.M unitit.lA rnma Fif onmiiiu..t.i .
eley, on itround floor, I'reeof charge.
ci-a 11 iingKist orKiicsts conveyed to and Irom
ie hotel without charge.
.1 r.vyKTT W I l,rox A CO .
New Goods ! New Styles ! New Prices !
MR. J. BURGER. OF
J. BURGER fie CO.,
Who has Just Roturnod from tho Eaat,
Kill tula aconllnl Invitation to l!n- rltUms nl Cnlro to rsiiiiihir nl Ihtlr tuiv,
No. 124 Commercial Ave.,
Ono of tlie Fiuost DlHpluyn of
STAPLE and FANCY GOODS, NOTIONS
Of Al.l, KINIWi
Ladies' Fine Shoes, etc.,
I'.n r OjicimiI In this JIuiVi t 'llic.Mncl.iif
OIL-CLOTHS and CARPETS
At Dili MUlilMiiiieiit Is by fur tin- moil nimi.lul,,
lincl tin- iirllllwul rnlic tliiir. .Mr. IIiiiki
Solccied His Goods with Especial Reference to tlio Tightness
of tho Money Market,
Ami lliul, nilli-lliy lililiMKi'iKTl,n'i- In Hi.- Ilrj (I.k1 lnitim s, I, ,
Ennblod to OITor CustomorB Magnificent Bargains ttt Pricon Which
Cannot Pail to bo Popular, Even in thoso J'Hard TimoH."
Iiilnrt IIL'IKiKIt A .', Imtr nnlmil l
SELL THE BEST OF GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
J. BURGER & CO.,
No. 134 Commorcial Avcnuo, Cairo, Illinois.
GREAT BANKRUPT SHE !
I have thliiUy cpentil t lipoid MUnU or J Hitit,r, with h
Full Line of Furnishing Boods and Notions I
Which I Will 811 nt l'lituren
THESE GOODS MUST
And aThey are tboBest of a Ortit Wholeaalo Bankrupt Stock, It will
Be lIoa7 TTour
GIVE US A CALL.
Remember the PlaceJ. Burger's Old Stand, Cor
ner Ninth Street and Commercial Avenue .
74 OHIO LEVEE.
In Stock for Spring Trade:
Strictly Pure White Lead,
Pure Linseed Oil,
Guaranteed Boiled Oil,
Artists' Tube Paint.
Best English Paris White,
Glues of all Grades,
TERMS ON THESE GOODS CASH ON
Importers nnd .lohhors of
Foreign Fruits, American and English Pickles, Catsups, Sauces
t'HiiiMMl UooiIn, FInIi, NcoiN, Ueriimu l'roiliicr.
Soup Stuffs, Condiments, Flavoring Extracts, etc., etc.,
Fancy Groceries in Endless Variety
Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to.
64 and 66 West Second Street, CINCINNATI
Hr tiicrtnt nw
tiii.l , !,i,it ftnm wlili li our rll'.m U-nir
i- nminiinrMi with .l.n,nn- U ,t,i
N-vor Bofoio Otluie.l tothUClty.
BE SOLD WTTT7TN
Feoket to Buy of "vy.