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LYNCH & HOWLEYS
Roal Estate Column
Ah ainlr county land, ( aim lot,
n erchangc for .'-t. l.ouis .iopcity.
I III' toUlli hull oftllP "l'llot" liull Hi
-1 ottag on Sixth treet near Wa h
- I 'oll.iec mi Eighth (-Heel near al
ml. ; trcet,
--Dwelling, corner Twdily fourth ami
- First floor of brick dwelling coinu
Nineteenth ami Fop1arMrect-.
Cottage on Fourth Street, between
'ommerci.il and Washington avenue.
- ( 'ottagc on Ninth Street, wesf of Wal
-"ot(a;' ii Fourteenth Mrcl, et
n Washington avenue, ,
Saloon Mini fixture". uottl li wcM n icn
r Eighteenth strict, uiol t ommercial
iv-niie, at :i bargain.
-Cottage nu 'J lit h street. w t t
'.iiinierei'il HVeline, $lit.
- Dwelling hoilc on I . sliei t, We
t.i Washington avenue.
I III Ml Mr".." In HIM- on I .eVi-e street, above
- A woo I cottage on Twenty-Ninth
licet, near ( 'oiiimerci.d avenue.
Store loom on Commercial nvcinie,
icxt to Wavcrly hotel. $).
Cottage of I rooit.s on Twenty-third
trcet, $0. Good jard mul cistern.
Good dwelling house on Walnut, be
twecn Twenty-second ami Twenty-th id
I reels, $10.
Storc-roe-m ronier Twentieth .nil
Poplar streets, $12 fin.
Store room adjoining above, s.
Moii on Commercial avenue, near
I'jth street. Suitable for business and
I Well ing.il 5.
TdK-mcnls numbered 1 and
W Inter' How. 5 room each fur $10
lr month. Will x put in llrst-cla-s
Store room in "Filot House," lately
occupied t-y A. Ilalley.
Dwelling housp on Sixth street and
Jtll'crsou avenue $10.
Orphan Asylum building and premi
se. Kent low, to a good ten int.
More room, coiner '1 wouiicfli and
Washington avenue, l'2a mouth.
Rooms lu various parts ot the eity.
FOR LEASE OR SALE.
Lands, In tracts to suit, near Ciro.
llii- ! null I l"nrftt. I'lir II titer
iiIhik l Ihr I ron! .
'I he citieii' movement, inaugurated
.r the purpo ot niukhi'jr rrarig'.tii"til
to celebrate tin- Centennial Fourth ot
.tuly, having huled. and a later move
ment among th firemen of the eity to
in.ike .-'i ee-lnl the same purpo-e, hav
in:r al-ii fai.'i d, the y.grmU I ? ol thelli
heruiail lirv eiiinj.any, liim eonsoitatioii,
determined to make arrangement them
m lvt fur the (roM r eelehrution ol lie;
wreat day, Hnd to iriviti the iuMie of
' airo and the mrroiindin;; eniintry to
join with tin ill in I In; )atri
otle duly. 'J In y have m-eord-invly
i-ii.i2-i Wa-hinfTton hdl and
;rird u lor the im e isioii and will throw
lioili uM n i the i i i t . 1 i . niht and day.
A II Ihc jiririiiH iii lra' and Klring hand
have hi en eniilnved ; a jrralid (.rores-iou,
oatriutie in all it" detail , will he a dis
liii(1'Ui1iiii' feature of the VfM ; the
Immortal I eelaratinn ol linleii iiileiiee
w ill N ir.d l the I li.n. -11. tt II. l rly
and ei.ii.vti-' w ill he deiivered hy Hon.
VS in. I I II li II aiel oilier di-lili"ill-hed
oi'.itoi'-'. an I liie woik" will
llial.e the he'lUll" hriyhl ill
tin lihdil linn with .atiiolie tin
F'. i rj lhihff V. i!! he done til llial.e Ihe oe
i.iSnhu niiet f-l-.iii.ii one; and lo llii
n. l all the eitieni n ( aim and of all
the ti.vsn-i hd I it.e-' and eouiifl V around
about ik iii lllinoi--, Keuiu. I y and Mi--r.uri,
are .el.ed to roine in atel jive a
In ll'ili' h ind. Iv'. i-I'lir of the ei.miiiil
ree. A . Sr.i. k .
.1. .1. Amu kma,
III my Sim r.
.M. .1. How I Ir.V ,
Wxi. li II mi.
.f.lna 1 lour .Mill. Indianajioli Indiana
II run -1 feet hnhrj, water power. .Mill in
eornpli te riiniiiti ordi-r. I'.inldiiiL' t"-l
f.et, 4 dories and l.a-ement. ould
take a; part pay mill in Southern llhnoi-'
or Indiana. Small ea-h payment.
Addrei-, Sn i.iuv .Vlivii1-.
A Nu. I l.niiitalrj .
It is now enneedid that Mrs. Culeman
llu: laundress, No. 12 Fourth i-lieet, U.
tweeu WuMhiuton and Comnifrleial live
nuea, has one of the het eondueted laun
dry estahli-hmeiiU in the :ily, and land
lords fit lintels and hoarding hoii-es will
tiud it to their advantage to tall upon
her. Hit prlees are as fullows : Hotel
and 1'oardiiitf-liour.c war.l.iii',' 75 ent
per doen. For pieco work priees are as
follows: Siujjlc hirt and collar, lae ; imt
dozen, Wle ; socks, 5c; two collars, .V ;
two handkerchiefs, vets, JOc; una
ull o;entlenitn'8 wear, tk:. per dozen.
J. adie. plain calico dresses, 'JV; calico
dreisci with extra triuunins, 5ic; white
ilrep.eg, $1 25c ; ladies' undcrw are, line
and coarse, $1 00 ikt dozen. l-Jl-U.
Will he naiivud at the city clerk' olHco
until MomJiiy, July 3d, loTii, for the city
prlntint' for oue year, uid hkls tuust in
i iiule the cot t of jiuhlUliliij; the council pro
ccciliiigs, ordinance, nj notice l all
kinds inn-rtcdby any city ofliicr or by or
der of tae city council. The city rcorvei
the ri'tit to reject any and ull hid-i.
,hs, W. TWAKT,
Onto, fiu June 21t, 1STG. City tlerk.
Will be received at llio city clelk' olUce
until Monday, July ad, lsTti, lor furnishinsj
itll lumber the city may rfi'Uire during
llio liscul yearenduife' Ueccuihcr bl-U lSTo.
Mtid lumber to be good sound white or
burr oak, free from hj or bad knot, and
la be of fcucli diaiciiMoni not exceeding
tweutv-four feet 111 leiii;th anil to he de
nvertd la such (mantities andatkueh Hmi
u tlie street coinnnttee nifty illrecl. 1 lie
city reserve! the right to reject any and all
Mdi. J ah. W. Siew AKT.
Cairo. Ills., June it, into. City C'leik.
St'.NDA Y, .M'NF. 25, 170.
I.urnl Hilhr Hepori.
UAino, III., .Iiiik .1, la'o
IIar. Ilia. Wind VL. j Wvviit.
! I ilu
.1 i it.,
-'.111 I f'l 1
1AM K8 WATSON,
. lyciiiit, Sigiinl Hrni.r. I' M. A.
i hilly thousand just reeived at the
ill 1 1 i: l is olllre.
-- Men's good nil only $5.ihi at Solo
Stuart .1 lihol-iiu ollerj tln lr t ulnf
stock ol while jooils at pi iee to close
out the f-toek.
Twenty-live, liliy, seventy-live, f .nf
hundred, or more day hoarders can he
aecommodatcil in the cool nod paeiomt
dinine room ol the SI. t'harlcn and till
ample riKim left for all transient jjiiest
w ho may eomo to town.
Itaruuins in Illeaehtil ami brown
iot ( on", at St unit A lihol-on'-. It.
Firt-elass board at eeond-elass raten
at the St. I hatles. 'I he price the pro
prietors propose to charge af:cr the 1st
of duly, '""i than actual cnyi to thrill,
still it enables tin iu to keep their table
up lo a lirst-clas statidard for those who
pay (ull rates. C-2o-.1t
Stuart & (ihoNon are otlciinj; inifire
eedenteil bargain" in all elas-es ol ikhJ".
Only two week left in which to secure
the 'r,'atet barja'ui that have ever Ih-cii
One hundred pair- of line all wool
youth.' and boys' paiiH of the latest
style w ill be sold lit a sacrifice : al-o
coat and vests in proportion, at
Solomon Fakkip. V,
1 l and H4 l ominereial avenue,
(inly three dollar for it uWv w bite
Marseilles suit, coat, pant ami vest. A
line sijk alpaca coat only $2.50. .lean4
pants only 'O cent." a pair, at
Hi and 14 1 l ommercial avenue.
'1'hc cheajiett lot ol boof.s and shoe
ran always be found at Solotiioii Ftirei-
ra'. A la lies' line cloth laec shoe, kid
Iront, only $1 ; ineii's broiraii". only $1 ;
men's tine boots onlv $2.50.
FiPy dozen black lans from live
cents up to twenty-five cent for the best :
il-o a nice para-ol only twenty-live r-iit.s
:i piece. Mu-t be sold before the .season
is over, ill lit; and pink suh riblx)iis only
fifteen rnts a yard, at Solomon Fu-
Three pairs ladieV ho-e for twenty
live cents, tlu-ii pairs childrcns hose
iidy tweiiiy-iive cent-,. Ladies' Morocco
Kichcls, only lift y cents, worth one dol
lar; and every thin; el-ie in pro)oriion
can always be found at Sdoinon Farei
Ir. Smith has removed his ollice to
rooiiis S and 0, Winter's block. Kntrauec
mi - vent h ssreet.
l.iii.-t! fibre, plate finish, letter and note
paper at the IU 1 1 kiiv ofln e. Jiiue and
cream laid, below St. I.ouis prices.
The undersigned Is prepared to pump
iot and it pair cisterns or build new one-'
.ii -boi l notice and at satisfactory price.
.1. S. Haw kis,
.' Id and I 'edar streets. Frxlotlbv box
This popular saloon, comer Fourteenth
tn et and -Washington avenut, is ojkh to
the public. The bar Is supplied with
pure w ine", choice lii'iiors and the li nest
brands of t iiars.
!-'.'. tl A. KiiAt s, Froprieti.r.
A few boarder, ladle or uentlcmeu
can be accommodated with larifi; airy
rooms and table boanlin a private family.
all at corner of Sixth street and a-di-intrtou
avenue. .1. . in rr.
.Nnllonnl lirmnrranr 4 uiieiillun.
Illinois Central llailroad, itli.-e I iener
al Southern -gent, Cairo, June 2ith,
17i. To persons wishinn to attend the
liemocratic convention at St. I.ouis,
.lime -JTlh: We will sell excursion tick
ets to St. I.ouis and return at S3 mi;
will commence sale of tickets dune 25th ;
jjood to return until .Inly 1st inclusive.
.1 as. Johnson,
i -,2-i;t I ien'l Southern A'ent.
Having kept house for over thirty
years and used several cook Moves, de
sire to say Unit we are better
pleased with the operations of the Char
ter Oak than any stove we ever ucd. It
bakes splendid, requires but n small
amount of fuel, water in Ihe reservoir
lieatsju.it riht ; take it all in all, we think
it an absolutely perlect stove and give it
an unqualified approval. lt-(lO)
(Iuk lu UMiikiiM or 4)olorHil.
Take the Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe railroad, thu new ami popular line
from Atchison and Kansas City, via the
beautiful Arkansas valley, to Fuehlo,
Colorado Springs, leiiver, Cannon City,
Cucharus, Del Norte, Santa Fe and all
points in Colorado, Xew Mexico and
Arizona. Special round trip !KJ day tick
et to Denver on sale May 15th, at $50,
taking lu the famous watering places on
the Ji. &, 11. CI. road. Low emigrant
rates to the San Juan mines.
Fullmari palace leepiny ears betw een
the Missouri river and the Itoeky Moun
tains without change. Close- connections
made at Kansas City and Atchison in
union depots. For maps, time tables
and the "Snu Juan guide," adddres,
T. .1. Anokhson,
lien. Fass. Ai't. ToM-ka, Kan.
All llipior dealers whose license expire
July 1st, are nutuied Hut tin y niut have
new- bou.U ex euied and tiled in this oilice
on or before Tuewlay, July 4tli, in order
that the council may lake action thereon at
it lirat regular meeting In July.
Jas. W. STUWART, City Vletk.
. L BL"f" J. 1 I'll 'J!
t or i.l nreliil.
Ull H'l Ho it'll
In Ihe lily can now be pronnedat the
Sf, Charles at the "Iieil rock" red net ion
to Ji per month. Tr i ami s-e for
VOMtseli. l'.-25 of.
t ai i tl l..
All (nc, uiits due the firm of SI unit iV
ithohon remaining uncettled on thel-t
of duly, will lie coIIih ted by due procen
of law. It Sh akt i Omoi son.
t ai h i. ! i ai in ! !
Faille having cattle to feed can pur
etiasff the 1"t ol distillery Mop at the
Cairo distillery, at five cents er barrel.
il-Ww II. S im i.iz, Frop'r.
lOW TlltV ia.
On and alter July 1st down goes the
price of Jay board during the summer
mouths at the St. Charles hotel to M
h r month, to prompt paying day
I. AST I 'A I.L.
This i the last time any one will ever
Invited to take day board nt twenty
tlollara a iiionth at tie St. Charles, so it
is but to improve (he time while you
have a chance. 'i-25-5t
v oooti lil'i; ium I.,
Stuart A (iholsou otli-r their stand and
fixture for sale. Thi is a rare oppor
tunity. Occupation will be given on or
about July 15th. liids will be received
until the Kt of July.
Si i aiit A Choj.sov.
I If I II s i I: I- hi .
The city is at work tilling up Fifth
street. This is no doubt very iilea.siug to
the rf 'uleiitof that neighlorhood, who
are considerably annoyed during sipe
water time by the pools that accumulate
A I Till. ST. CHARLES MoT I I..
The day boarders at the St. hat les
reeieves the same attention and service
lor sixty-seven cent" per day that the
trancient guest pays two dollars and
twent-live cents for. It i" well enough
for ilay boarders to reinemtrf-r this fact.
ll'.il.N Mol MAIN KOI'TK.
F or the accommodation of m r-on
wishing to attend the National Demo
cratic convention at St. I.ouis, a train
will leave Cairo at 7 p.m., Monday, .Tune
20. Fare for the round trip, i; (,.
Tickets good to return until July 10th.
C-2l-2t J. C. Zimmkr, Agent.
nu. mason's festival.
A festival and ball at tic a-yluui of
the Knights Templar last evening, was a
very pleasant allair. There was a large
number of Masons and their families itlnl
numerous friends ol the lodge pres
ent. The occasion was the ob-crvance
of St. John's day."
i m: hm t in Tin. citv.
The dining room nt the St. Charles
has no competition in the city for size,
ventilation and comfort. No flics or
mosouitos. while in the hottest days u
cool draught of air sweeps through the
entire room. u-25-5t
AT $20 F-KK MONTH
None but prompt paying day boarders
will be received at the St. Charles, and
no deductions will 1e made tor an ab
sence ot less than one week at a time,
not then unless notice is left at the oiliee.
The alarm of fin- la-I night was caused
by the explosion of a lamp in the grocery
store ot ilr. Cook, ht the corner of
f ilth street, mar in. narrow gauge
depot. The hoiiss w as totally destroyed,
and the tock of groceries all b-t. The
loss incurred is about twelve hundred
I KM I NNIAL Ull It II l I .
Full dow n your vest ; drink dow n
your lrf-er ; eat down your lunch to be
spread every morning and evening at
Fred Holbein.' new Centennial beer
hall, comer ol F.igbth street and Com
mercial avenue. Ilow is that lor a pull.
TO I HK ( tNTtNNIAL,
Any day boarder at twenty dollars per
month at the St. Charles hotel, who is
not satisfied that he reeieves full value
lor his money, will be purchased a
round trip ticket to the Centennial to
I III. MA YOU ANI tOl'M IL.
The city council and Mayor Winter
have settled all the trouble, about the
health otlioers, as will be mn by ref
erence to the proceedings published this
morning, i he mayor "set 'em up" to
the whole Iward ol aldermen, and kissed
and made up with the board of health,
and has sworn eternal friendship with
TI.MK AM) MOXtV S.VVKH.
It is tiuie and money well spent eyen
in the hottest day to go dow n to the St.
Charles and enjoy with comfort, a meal
in the spacious, cool and cozy dining
room, with plenty of fresh air, good at
tendants, and the tables supplied with
the beat of every thing iu thu market.
11 A t II KU AM KINIUNl.S.
At the store room of C. -Koch, on
Commercial avenue. No. 00, below Sixth
street, may be found a full assortment of
leather and findings ; also a large stock
of St. I.ouis custom made boots and
shoes. He also keeps on hand a good as
sortment of boots, shoes, etc., of his
own make. Hoots ami shoes made to
order of lirst-class material ami satisfac
tion guaranteed. ti-24-tf
Having bought a large stock of lire
works, rtags ami Chinese lanterns, at a
low figure for cash, I offer them at St.
Louis or Chicago prices. If you Lave
a price list of any dealer of either rity, I
I will fill your order for or 1) lot
af their ptiic. i on need not sri.d nay
v hen you ran vet a cheap 'onds in voni
own rity. J nu.. n. Sari-,
I oiikt ol I iglith treet find W a'hlngton
AlKO ANI t(, 1.1(114 NARllMW litlOl
R til P.OAH.
A -Heiul train will leave Cairo on
Monday, June 2'ilh. at 1 o'ebv-k p.in ,
arriving at St. I.ouis at K p.m., same day,
for the accommodation of parties desir
ing to attend the National Democratic
convention. Half tare rates will be
given, and tickets will be good to return
till after the convention. Fcgular trains
will leave at 11 o'clock a.m.. and arrive
at St. I.ouis at 7 o'clock p.m.
24 It John Fio.i tt, Ticket Agent.
sinriK iit a f rain.
A couple of tramps on their way to the
east, lay down to shi p near Cache bridge,
on the Illinois Central railroad on Fri
day night, and one of them, a lierman.
was st ruck by the down train and badly
bruised about the legs. He was visited
by Dr. Wood yesterday morning, who
informs us that one of his kness Is crush
ed, lie was moved, to the hospital yes
terday morning for treatment.
t II K.UHAHoN or ST. lOHSS hay hv
(.'AlKO I.OIIOK NO. 17, A. P. AND A. M.,
AT THK ASVI I'M Ol CAIRO COMMANKKRY
mi. l.'l, sir i itnu f-vfnino. .irxF. 21th,
All members ol Cairo Lodge. NJo. 237,
and Master Masons in good standing,
witii their families are cordially invited
to attend aud participate in the festivi
ties ol the occasion. The asylum will be
peu at 7:', p. ni.
0-2.'I-2t. Jami.s S. 1:lakif..n
Chairman Com. on Arrangements.
r.Ki loiot s.
There will le services at the Church
of the I.Vdccmcr, on Fourteenth street.
Iietween Washington avenue and Walnut
street, this morning at 11 o'clock. There
w ill Ik no evening service.
The Fev. Ii. V. (ieorge will conduct
the uual services at the Fresbyterian
church, on Lighth street, bet ween Wash
ington avenue and Walnut street, this
morning and evening.
There will be the usual morning and
evening services at the Methodist church,
corner of Lighth and Walnut street.
conducted by the i;.-v. J. D. Cilham.
Sunday school at the Church of the
I!ede( iner at Ti o'clock this morning.
Sam Foster is among us again. He
came back on Friday more radiant and
beautiful than ever, and is, as he always
has been, the observed of ail observers.
He has been sojournidg in the ice regions
of Wisconsin, ami we are pleased to hear
was never in lx-tter health and spirits
than at present.
Mrs. Charles Ualigher and sister
Mrs. Lent, of this city, arc on a tour
through the Last. They will visit the
Centennial and all the large F.astern cit
ies, and will spend a couple of weeks in
Zanesville, Ohio, their former home.
Mr. E. C. Face aud family will leave
Cairo tor their future home in Ashley
Mrs. E. M. Stearns and daughter
have gone io .Michigan.
The Pnll of I."rtli Ai nilcmy Wlto
The following is a list of the pupils
awarded medals at the I.oretto .Acad
emy, at the commencement exercises
which fook place on Friday alternoon:
1 II K MFKAI. FOR M'l'KKIOK M I till.
This menial, which carries with it the
highest honor lestowed by the Sisters,
and which represents the highest degree
of excellence attained by any pupil, was
awarded to Miss l.utina rum ot Vi
enna. I II K MF HALS FoK Oil H.M I.
were presented to the tollowirsr pupil
Miss Flora Morford,
Miss Katie Healey,
Miss Lucie Wilson,
Miss Alice Morris.
Miss Mary A. Clarke,
Mii3 Mary I vers,
Miss Mamie Taylor.
M iss Ellen annon,
Miss Agusta Scliuh,
Miss Katie Lim-han,
Miss Mary lirophy.
Miss Ilattie Fearden.
Miss Nellie Cain,
Miss Zoana Cnhill,
MKDAl.S FOK I.OOO I'oNliflT
Were presented to
Miss Ilanna O'Mcara,
Miss Mary Urophy,
Miss Katie Liuchan,
Miss Mary Fry,
Miss Mary A.Clarke,
MU Nannie OlmMcd.
Miss Ellen (iannou.
Miss Mary I vers.
Miss liridget O'Laughliu,
Miss Copper Doulct,
Miss Monte Met call,
Miss Augusta Scbuh.
.Miss Mamie Taylor,
Miss Grace O'Mcara,
Miss Hattie Hear den.
Miss llilie Carey.
1 II K LI II IK OIKl.S, FOK ilnilll fuXMVT,
Were each prescnlcd w ith a very pretty
book. The na.ucs of lhoe w ho received
Katie Sugerow ,
Fifty cents, ut Winter's Oallery.
give: them the horns.
The Radical County Convention
TUe If ust Di(iiacful Prooediiiff Evar Wit
ueiieJ in a Political OatheriDR lu
ONE COHTIltUOUS BOW FHulf IIB9T
COL. Mi KKAIU AND THE Col.oiJ
Ill I.l. aillTT All TIIF. HIVIHAi
I F.R Rl l lir. H K ill .X H.
Tlf wiit enlloii lnrnrl for Ulllin
The Alexander county lleptiblican
convention asss'inbled In the court house
in this city yesterday afternoon. It was
beyond all fjuestion the noiiet, most
unseemly, unrully, not to say disgraceful,
political convention ever held in this
county. It was one continual wrangle
from the moment the crowd began to as
semble to the time It broke up. As is
probably well understood, the conven
tion was called for the purpose of select
ing delegates to the Congressional, Sen
atorial And Fcprcscntatiyo convention
to'be held in this city on next Tuesday,
The great contest iu the convention
was in the selection of delegates to the
congressional convention. The friends
ol Willis and Frick were out in force,
and the light over the selection and in.
struct ion of the delegates was long and
bitter. I he tactions were led by Col. (1.
W. McKeaig, Hill Scott. Harry OTiricn,
Dick Taylor, and a lew others in t he inter
est of Jonathan C. Willis ; and ('apt. J.
B. Fhillis, 'aspcr Yost, Geo. Fisher,
E. E. Walbridge, Warren Wcims, and
other', iu the Interest of Mr. Fncfc.
Mr. Frick's friends were linn, and
fought hard for their favorite, but the
thing had ' lieen fixed," and it seemed,
as it afterward proved, that they were
lighting against hope. The colored
troops had been marshalled, ami were
too many lor them. The great majority
of the white Republicans, and altogether
the more respectable portion of the con
vention, were favorable to instruct for Mr.
Frick; but the colored men, who
have been accustomed to do
the bidding of their masters,
such men as Col. McKeaig. Scott it Co.,
were on band in great numbers, and
voted and acted as the McKeaig faction
dictated, and Mr. Frick and his friends
were pushed to the wall, as the proceed
ings of the convention, which will le
lonnd iu detail below, will show.
There was a great many Democrats iu
the house as lookers on, and it was with
no small degree of pleasure that they
took in the scene going on about thcin.
Hon. Matt Inscore of Anna was also
present, and looked on in utter astonish
i.ient aud disgu-t.
It was twenty minutes after one o'clock
when Casper Yost, chairman of the Re
publican county central committee,
mounted the judge's stand and called the
convention to order.
Mr. Yot The convention will come
to order. Who w ill you have for chair
Fete Mitchell (colored) I nominate
Col. Mci.ealg- I nominate Mr. W. A.
Fete Mitchell I nominate Mr. George
The Chair Mr. Fisher is nominated
lor chairman of this convention. All
those in faver of the nomination will say
Fully two-i birds of those present an
The Chair Contrary no.
There was probably half a doen
'noes," and theehalrdeclared Mr. Fisher
Col. McKeaig I apeal from the decis
ion ot the chair.
The Chairman, Col. McKciag, and a
hall dozen others here engaged in a
w rangle, and it was impossible to under
stand what any one of i hem was driving
at. The greatest confusion prevailed
throughout the house, and a dozen men
were trying to attract the attention of
(jl'KKK I hOCFFMNiiS.
Without reconsidering the vote by
which Mr. Fisher was elected, or any ac
tion whateveron the action of the conven
tion, the chair decided to select a chair
man bv ballot.
Col. McKeaig, Bill Scott, Harry
OJlirlen, and W. T. Murphy, Jonathan
Willis' deputy collector, prepared the
ballots for Sloo; and Capt. Fhillis, J. F.
Gamble and others prepared the Fi-her
KFKVF. W AVIS TO KNOW.
John Feeve Mr. Charman, are you
going to appoint tellers.
The Chair Yes, sir.
The Chair I will appoint John F.ecve
and '. N. Hughes teller.
The vote was then taken, resulting.
Sloo, 81 ; Fisher, 4-S. Sloo was declared
elected chairman, and came forward to
the Judge's stand.
On taking the chair, Mr. Sloo went
through the old story of thanking the
convention for the "honor conferred."
etc., and then proceeded to state the ob
ject ot the convention.
TIIF: HKCRttTARYSIIlH AN'OTHKIt ROW.
Col. McKelag Mr. CMirmau, tl.eucxl
business iu order is the election of a sec
retary. 1 nominate Mr L. L. Davis.
Mr. Davis I decline to act.
Mr. George Fisher Mr. Chairman, I
nominate Col. McKeaig for secretary.
Col. McKeaig Mr. Chairman
Voices all over the house, "vote,"
Col. McKeaig- Mr, Chairman I
Mr. FUlier1 call for it vote I want a
rote! vote' vote' vote' rail for a
A colored man Mr. halt man I
Voices all over the hou3e -"in -tion,
The question was put and miricd unan
imously, ami Col. McKeaig was declared
secretary o the convention.
WANT 1HF.M TO TALK ORF:r ONI I s,ix.
( apt. Fhillis Mr. Chairman, . Mr.
Frick and Mr. Willis are both iu the
house, and I move we give them ten
minutes each to address the. convention.
Mr. Fisher seconded the motion.
Col. McKeaig I call Ihe gentleman to
order. Let the chair state the moduli.
Cries irom all parts of th hou-e,
"Question," "quest Ion."
At this lime great contusion prevailed
in nil parts of the house, and loud hnnN
and curses were freely indulged in.
The Chair (pounding vigorously on
the judge' desk with an iron paper
weight; I Hder, order '. The convention
must come to order. Business cannot
proceed with everybody talking at once.
. Comparative quiet having been re
stored, the motion to hear a qicech Irom
Messrs. Willis and Frick was put, and
CONITMON WOKSL rilNl'Ol NliF.ll.
Mr. Fisher I appeal from the iler'iH.ni
of Ihe chair.
The convention was again Ihiowu into
the utmost confusion ; and shouts ol
speech," "speech," "sit down," "it
down," "order," ''order." were heard
Irom every portion of the house; while
the chairman kept up a continual thump
ing with his paper weight, and corn
mandiur order, but it was fully live min
utes belore even comparative order was
Mr. Fisher appeal from the ih i i-i'-ii
of Ihe chair, and ask that the motion lie
A M'.sl t
As this stage ot Ihe proceedings ol.
McKeaig was "tarnlnig near the railini
dividing the court, room. Mr. Fi lter
who held a position near the stove
to the li ft nl the judge's stand, suddenly
left his seat, and l ushing across to where
Col. McKeaig was, shook his list iu the
Colonel's face and said something, but
the contusion in the houe was so great
that very few if any one understood
what it was. But there was no further
demonstration on either side, and
Mr. Fisher returned to his seat.
At this time nearly all the colored men,
w ho occupied scats on the right side of
the house, facing the judge's stand, were
on their feet and very boisterous.
Col. McKeaig (waving his handi Sit
And the colored troops squatted.
A Nl I II I' It Si-CAItllLl..
Capt. Fhillis All those iii favor of the
candid. ttes speaking stand up.
The Chair I would like lo know who
is running this convention ?
Fisher All those in favor ot hearing
speeches stand up.
Col. McKeaig went about instructing his
crowd to keep their seats, when Capt.
Fhillis called out. "Look here, Colonel,
now don't you interfere here."
A Colored Trooper Mr. I barman
state de motion. Dese folks don't know
what (leys vote'n 'bout.
Col, McKeaig Set down ! set down!
ti'h a .loll.
Capt. Fhillis You have put ibis job
up, ami we will give you enough of u.
The vote was finally taken, 107 for and
115 against sustaining the decision of ihe
W H ITS SI'F.Ak.S.
Mr. Willis, who occupied a chair on
ihe witness' stand, rose to his feet and
said: "Mr. Chairman. 1 did not come
here to take any part in this convent inn ;
and 1 have had no hand iu getting up
this disturbance. I have nothing to say,
now, but it Mr. Fi lek vihes to talk, and
after he gets through, ii I have anything
to say. I will say it."
Mr. Frick then came forward to the
railing and addressed the convention,
lie refuted the charge recently made
against him to the effect that he had
been a Democrat, and '-hurled the charge
back into the teeth ot the man who
made it as false and malicious." He
had always Im-cii a good and true lie
publicau, and the friend of the
poor, down-trodden and oppressed col
ored man. lie was as "good a Repub
lican as his opponent, Mr. Willis, and
challenged any man unywhere to bring
a lytlting against him," and much more
of the same sort of talk. His remarks
were loudly applauded.
WILLIS six I.
Then came Willis, Jonathan C. lie
had been a member of the Republican
party for many years. For fifteen years
he had supported the Republican parly
A voice reverse it, and say the Repub
lican party has supported you for fifteen
years. He was a candidate for congress,
and if the Republicans of
Alexander county thought he was
x proper man to represent
them in the national congress, he would
like to have their votes, and w ould be
thanklul for them. He would not charge
Mr. Frick with having been a iMuoerar,
or having acted with the Democrats two
years ago. Mr. Frick h it his seat, and
advancing toward Willis said, "1 de.
uounce it as false that I ever voted the
Democratic ticket." Capt. John B. Fhil
lis said to Willis, "All right, 1 am the
man who voted for Hartell. Go on with
your sp?cch. Mr. Willis did not want
to take up the time ol the convention,
aud would not say anything more at this
Col. McKeaig moved that the conven
tion now proceed to the election of dele
ga'cu to the Congressional convention.
Confusion again reigned in the house,
the chairman all the while rapping on
the desk with his iron paper weight, and
calling "onlcr," "order!" Alter live
miuutcs persistent rapping aud .veiling,
comparative quiet was restored, and the
nomination of delegate a w as goue
The following named gentlemen were
CliM. Lame, Y. M. Ward,
G. W. McKeaig.
R. W. Miller.
C. O. Fatier,
.1. B. ri.Nlis,
W. L. Bristol,
John McFwhi, nr , W. Weinu,
.1. Gladney, J. Tyler,
L. Harris, Tom Fr. cm in.
Bill Scott, Walter Scott,
Sometime was coniuned in faking Ihe
vote. When the vote w as taken. C. N.
Hughes nnd John Reeye, the leller.
took n position at. a table to count the
vote. Col. McK'faig, who was secre.
tnry o the convention went in to help the
teller, when Ca-per Yot, ("apt. IliiHi,
and others obji eird, and wanted Rerves
and Hughe;, the men appointed,
to do the work and let
( ol. McKeaig "keep his augur out" ot the
count. The count finished, the follow
ing named per -on w ere declared elected
by majorities ranging from one hundred
to one hundred and tiventy-iife
hif: to lv:oati.s:
( has. Lame. Diek Taylor.'
G. W. McKeaig. R. W. Miller.
Jewet t Wilcox, has. Nellis.
CO. Fatier, John McKwen. Sr.,
'J. Gladney, L. Harri-,
W. T. S.ott, Ma. Knott.
When the result ol the vote was an
M'kLAIii ( now ll,
that i the colored troops, indulged in
loud and prolonged cheering, much to
the chagrin of Mr. Frick and his friends.
1NSTRITT I OR WILMS.
V hen quiet was once more restored
I'ostniaster McKeaig moved that the
delegates to the Congressional eoventioii
be in-inirteil to east the vote of Alexan
der county tor Jonathan C. Willis. The
li lends of Mr. Frick evidently
I II li b W 11 1HF. 3FOM 1 1:
when Ihe vote for the choice of dele
gatt s was commenced, for w hen the
motion to instruct for Willis was made,
they made no effort to vote it down.
" The colored troops fought nobly," and
were too much for the hatch of white
men supporting Frick. The motion to
instruct for Willis was carried by a large
With the instruction of the delegates
for Willis, the Frick men lost all interest
iu the proceedings of the convention, and
from that time till the ailjournnKntt
everything went off quietly and orderly
enough. The postmaster and his strik
ers had everything their own way.
'ol. McKeaig moved that the delegates
to the congressional convention cast the
vote ot the county in the Senatorial and
Capt. Fhillis objected, lie wanted a
new delegation appointed.
Oil. McKeaig withdrew his motion,
and the following gentlemen were elected
delegates to Hie Senatorial and Repre
MV.T. Scott. R. II. O'Brien.
Dick Taylor, Warren Wcims,
Chas. Nellis. John MeF.wen. jr.,
E. Wiilbridge, E. C. Ford,
E. I . Davis. G. W. McKeaig,
Fi ler .San p. W. A. Sloo.
FOK 'I Hlsvl LFW'iMUi.
W. T. Scott moved that the di legate
to the representative convention from
this county be instructed to cat the
vote of this county for Capt. N. B.
Thi-tlewoodof this city for representa
tive iu Ihe general assembly. The mo
tion w as carried.
corxi v rnNTRAI. coMMirvn .
I apt. J. B. Fhillis moved that the chair
appoint a committee of three to select
s new ounty ( Vntral ommittee.
The chair appointed Col. MoKeaig,
C. N. Hughes and Casper Yost as such
The committee returned and alter a
short time reported the following named
gentlemen lor central committeemen:
South Cairo W. T. Scott and c. N.
North Cairo Dick Taylor and c. O.
lear Creek- IL A. Edinundson and
.las. L. Sanders.
Dog Tooth Lawrence Donahue.
Santa Fe W. Ireland.
Fnlty Win. Riggles.
At Large G. W. McKeaig and Harry
The committee elected C.N. Hughes
as its chairman.
With this ihe convention ndjonrned,
and thus ended one of the most noisey
and disgraceful political gatherings that
ever a sembled In Southern lllinoi.
Steamer Jim Fi.k. Faducah.
" John A. Seiidtler, St. Louis.
" John Means, tow, St. Louis.
E. M. Norton, tow, St. Ixtui.
' Future I ity. barges, N. O.
" Idlewild, Fvansvllle.
' John F. Tollc, New Orleans.
I'Kl AUI l It.
Sti inner Jim Fik. Faducah.
John A. Seuddcr, N. O.
John Means.tow, I im-lnnali.
" Future city and barges, St. I..
' Idlewild, Evansville.
" John F. Toll, St. Louis.
The John Means has a lot of or ami
other freight for the upper Ohio.
The Idlewild ha a fair trip from Ev
The Belle ot Slircvcport is dui for
the South tiwJav.
The John F. Toll hid one item of
tre.ght of :i,0tsl grave stones.
The Future City and barges arrived
yesterday morning, and was to get away
for St. Louis last night.
Tim John A. S.'iiddcr was loaded
fl it on arrival, and consequently wanted
The Fisk brought 3D bhd tobacco
(or New York, which goes from here by
rail, and 1 1 lihds for New Orleans.
M lb Bi llitii uruu I aire, iuiaoie.