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lilRO BUSINESS HOUSES,
Vat - l. I,n.n..a firm raft hart ttiP tinea
paee, in thin i-oliiinu wider pl'"lr't heading
alliterate .l l fto prr inolitb or $12 por year
piyatue iiutrteriy in wivinw.
Hardware, )!- kMI Tin War.
II it t trvliMlrr in (Move. Tin n1 Unnl
Aaie, baiden ami ranuera Implement, Wire
coda, ltrfrlvterinorn, i urnps anu uri'icrn.
H i I omnii-rriak Anu. Uutterinfr, and Job
Wnt k done on iiiort notice.
.1. S.MHiAllEY-liealerlnhard and mn lnm
lir, flooring, reillnic, siding and surfaced
kiinlH-r, IhiIi aa'l ahinaTea. uHlr ami yard
roroer I fventietb ilnjrt aud Washington avenue
I.AVCAsTKK A KICF; Healers In sadi.
rlnnra, blinds, fir.. Iinril ari'l Soft luiritwr ami
hlaifles Yard nuil uilltx, Commercial avenue,
irm r l . In street.
1. II AltTM AK fwalcr In Queen ware, Toys,
l.iii and all kimlx of fancy artiul'm. Conmer-
: ul atenne, cornet lh street.
WM.1.1AM WINTr.K-ixtQ street between
loiuiiiercial avenue. aul W a'diing'ton avenue.
I lolhlnK and Merchant Tailoring
.Hill SAM KIM-Mer. l.ant Tailor and lnlr
Id Ready Made Clotrrtnir. iSOhio la-we.
Meal t.alate A(reneie.
M. .1. HOWI.KY-IU-nl K.state Atfeut. Hoy
and n ils rr.il estate, oillrrts renis, rava him
lur non reddenta rU Oiuimeiclai avenue, be
lmi Ninth and Tenth strwta.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
The Shortest and
St. Louis & Chicago
Tho only Road Running Two
DailyTrains from Cairo.
!:::!'.',::: E::',:,'t I::::
Trains Leava Cairo
2)p.tii. Ka.i f-.xore, arriving In M.
Low P Iki p. m.; Chicago, " a.m.
2 20 p.m. CINCINNATI & LOUIS
VILLE FAST LINK
Aiiiv,na-In Cincinnati a 30, a.m.; LouU
wlle, h:"i, a mi lndinapoli, l.l.'i a.ui.;
' ras-engcn by llit trwn arrive al above
OK ANY OTHER, BOUTK.
V.KI p. n. r at Mail w Ith flf iirm attach
ul. lor M Lot M an. I C HK Af.O,
arriving in I. I.oul-at t; ,ti am. bi
i aeo at ' p.m. Connection at Mm
or Kthutrhain Ivr Cincinnati, Louisville
FAST TIME EAST
PaseDi.'er by tbi line no through lo
the Kact without any delay cam .-'1 by
tunilny iiitervenuit,'. '
ihe SAlT.'KHVY ArTKKNon.N THAIS
KltnM I AIHO AltMVE IN NKW
lOHK MONDAY MOU.NlM,
36 HOURS IN ADVANCE
UK ANY OTIint HOl'IK.
Adverti-eiiieiil o1 cniiiiittin' linn that
they in 'ike bolter time than tills one, are
arcWued eitlier tbrougti ignoraiice or a
ikcire to niii-lead ibe puMie.
lor ttiroutrli ticket and information,
utiiily lit l!linoi Central K. It. Iepot, Cairo.
tlcii'l Southern Agt.
J. II. .!onk.. Ticket Agt.
It is now conocdi'd that Mrs. C'oleinati,
tL' lauinlr i, No. 12 Fourth strwt, be
;we'ti Washington and Commercial av
uwh, has one of tin' Lost conJucted latin
lry eatulilI.-hmeiiU in the city, and land
.ortlH of hotfl an l boarding houses will
iiiid it to their advantage to call upon
ttenaly for tiuaineaa Agin.
Kmtom UfLHTix : 1 take pleaaure in
lulling the atUutiou of tlie public to the
t&.-t that I have rebuilt and re-established
the I'nioii ll.tkery on the ite of
the building lately lost by lire on Com
mercial avenue, between Fourth and
Silh .treeti, ulicre I will be pleased to
vxeh otue all my old palron as well a all
w ho ilefi'tre a good article of bread, eakes,
M.nfeetion, ete. Fkaxk Kkatky.
lloJIOHAj 'a fill mii,I Oiiiliueut
Scrofula waa coiiNidcred incurahle nut il
hekfie.'tl dincOery of "llollowaj'il
and o mi nt" itanhud tiiion the world,
"liiseatea which bullied the i-kill of the
iedkal bchool", readily yield to llieae peer-ie-i
reiuediea. Scurvy, eryaipelaa, aalt
rheum, itch, and all cutaueoiia eruptious
re curable by tlieiu. Tweuty tive cenU
per box or pot.
To all who are isullering from the
errors and Indisrretioni of youth, ner
vous w eakiies, early deeay, los of man
hood, ete., 1 will aeinl u reeipe that will
eiire you, ireu of eharire. This great
n ineili' w an discovered by a miasionary
m tfouth Ameriiu. Send a self-ad-ilieseed
envelope to the Uev. Joseph T.
Ionian, Station I. I'.iblc llouc, New
Xever Ituuwu lo I'avil.
Dr. Monii' Syrup ol Tar, Wild t hen y
uud llourhouud ha never been know u t
fail la permanently curing obMinatu
eoufe'lm, colds, eroup, whoopinif eoujjh, lor
any dlnea'o ot the respiratory orgam, and
It tint It, too, at once. It U not neces
ary to tke it for a long time before you
tat iliacvivei its beneneial effects, it aula
In this community U lnimense, od its pop
ularity uuiveraal. It ahould not be cHtiaed
with compoundi put up by inexpetieneed
hands. lo not fail to give tUU great and
potent remedy a trial. It will not disap
point you. Try It ou?e. Trial eUe, 10
rents. Kegular u, CO eents aud one dol
lar Barclay Bros., Agent.
Also agents for I'rof. Paiksr's J'leasaot
Worm St iup. which never fails. Pleas-
aut to take, and requires no phytic. Price,
85 cents. l-s-iw
" SUNDAY, Ai'KIL 8, lb"'.'.
ytn ntiMOtitirement will l Inaerled
In tlir Hullrf In nnlea thrmonry -rnmpanlM
the) rime. 'I bin nil . la
Imprnitlir. RTKf4 Annwiinr-
mint, loir rll U lb era, 93 ; Aldcrninn,
l or ill Clerk.
We are authorized ti announce .Tame VI.
fttrwart a a caniilate for re-ilw.lion to the of
fice ' City Clerk at the aroacliinj charter
Kilitor Cairo nullrtin:
1'leaae nay lo the roteM ol Cal that, yl.-Uing
to the lolicitationn ol many I'ricii'ln, lama
cuwii'lale lor the olni-a ul it V elcrk, -I the en
sninK election. I nerd not asture iliom; who
know nietliat I will, if elecu-d, devote my beat
etlurtu to a (lllifnl and "almfuclory diacliarice of
Ihe diitlen ol the oition. Youra 'I nil y
FaiD. 8. m.ui.
We are authorized to announce Mr. .lolin II
I'lnllin aa an inlejren'lent ranilldate for Ihe ollice
of ity fleik at the charter election, luesilay,
.iril ITth. 1-7T.
We are authorized lo announce K. M. Sir V"
fl th a n candidate for re-election to the oftna
ol lily 1 reaxiirei at the approaching flection.
We are anih .rid t" announce H. . Parker
an a raiidubite lor Ihe ulU of 4 ity 1 reanuer.
for (ir Allorney.
We are anthoi ied to announce Win. II
M'licraaa candidate for the ollice ol City
I litrninii II Ilia' k?n In rc I v annoiiHi'ed as a
i andidate for re-eli-clioii to the ofli. e ol l ity
A Horn, y .
I'or l ollra .Mngllrle.
vv e are uuth.r.cl to announce 7 notion I h i
an a endidale at th- eu-iiin( charter election
fur folic MaKlkliate,
Weare authorized to annouma J.,l, n J. lind
ax a cjiidiilutv lur re election al the coiiiinif
charter election to the nVe ol I'ulice Mugn-
I Ditok lit 1 1. a n.f : Pieae anuoiini e 'iny
nanip 1 candidate tor Hi- tifticr i I'lilice
MaKiRtrale, at the neat luunicipal , lection.
Wr are authorized lo announce the naiue .f
hark" li lay a a candidate for the other of
I'ollcr .Mavi-lrali , al die ci ininir charter dic
ltratl Heavtbeir Keatort.
Caino, III., A.rll 7 li7T.
7 a .m.
rticuii in. ii
Srri-nlit. Sufnal act v ion. I'.h.A.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Monday, April 9th, I877.
MASAI. KK Tll'i-. A. II A LI.
Ihe youthful ah 1 ilmtliiguithad arlii-te
MISS MARV ANDERSON"
l liD-e peiformancet throughout the couu-
try time lieeu aacneant brilliant tri
uniplH. will appear In thia city
.Monday, April fth.
In her admired pf annul ion of
In Cord Lyttmra briliiatit aod favorite five
act (.lay. entitled .the ;
LADY OF m
Or, LOVE AND PRIDE.
1 lie cart Including all the I'rom'neLt ar-
ti-ta ol wie companr. vv ith fitting "en
try and aiipoiiitment and n aduiirahle
uaalgntneul of the characteia.
-1L'KKH SLATS fl .-j.
'eat, are now on t-le at Dan Hartiuan's.
ITtrr.i at a distance ean engage aeul
by man or teieif rapn.
Xo One Should Mi3
Will Carleton, ths Famous Poet-Lect
urer t the
Atheneum, Next Wednesday Kveuing.
Lehning and Kobler,
THE LIVE TAILORS.
Atheiieum, Wednesday F.ve., April 11.
Rollec lo 4 ntraelora.
T he Cairo City Gas Company w ill re
ceive bids at their ollice, ls2 Commercial
Avenue, from and after this date until
10 a. in., April lltn, 1S77, for the trans
ferring of two barge loads ol coal from
barges on the hio river to the jras
works. There Is about twenty-live
thousand bushels, and it will be let by
the bushel to the lowest responsible
bidder, who will agree to throw it into
piles eight feet high ill aheds at the gas
works. Bidders required to luriiish lines
and spars necessary to hold barges iu
proper position, and care to be used so as
not to sink barges. Bond and security
required forfait)i(ul performance of
contract. 11. T. Gi.Rori i,
April 7, 1!"". Superintendent.
Athencum, Wednesday F.ve., April 11.
euiu rutie t it y (Joiuauillev,
A meeting of tho Democratic city cen
tral committee will be held at the ollice
ol Mull.ey, Line gar A, Lansden, at 7:30
o'clock, ou Monday evening, for the
purpose ot calling ward meetings lor the
nomination ol candidates tor aldermen.
D. T. Linecur, Chairmau.
Remember that Will Carleton, the la
nious poet-lecturer, will be at the Athe
neum iu Cairo on next Wednesday eve
ning, A priMl In.
At Turner Uall.
On Sunday evening, Mrt. ;Mchuer will
give an operatic performance, assisted
by Prof. EUenberf, A. Jaeckel, A.
Swoboda, L. C. llerbert and several oth
en. After the periormauce, a social
tlaace will be glveu. Let every one at-
Und. AdttUiiOQ tor lady and gent W
llaa Tub. VV mo VaL.
; ' K .,
; I. k ii
i. 1 1
'.' ll II K l J
The fluctuations in all clas.es
of Dry Goods during the last
thirty days Is without a parallel
In the history of trade. Hav
ing delayed our purchases until
bottom has been reached we
are confident that we can now
give our friends and customers
goods at lower prices than the
same can ever be offered
again. We have selected our
Spring stock with great care
and judgment, selected only
goods possessing merit, and
avoiding'everything of a trashy
nature. It shall be our con
stant aim to serve the Interest
of our patrons and maintain our
reputation for fair dealing and
uniform low prices. We do
not publish prices, but do not
buy a dollar's worth of Dry
Goods until you have examined
our stock. 'Our shoe depart
ment contains the best assort
ment of Ladies' and Childrens'
tine shoes in the city.
No One Should Mt
Carleton. the Famous Pot-t-Lect
urer at the
Allu nVnm. Next W-dneeday Kveiiing.
Kudoi d by the Faculty. Tho repu
tation of Or. Bulls onjrh ffyrup has
U-i-n solely achieved on account ol its
merit. Phvilcians nrekcribr it.
Juvenile Wlilr Awake.
The Jurctiilc Wide Awakes gave an
entertainment on Friday lil'ht that
would have doae credit to older and
more experienced perou. The play
w a. " I he Sleeping Beauty." The prince,
princess aud fairies acted their part as
though they were accustomed to attend
royal christening?, sleep hundreds of
years in enchanted castles, etc., etc. The
audience were delighted at the success ol
the Wide-A wakes, aud the young folks
aro to be congratulated on the success of
the'.r entertainment, financially and every
A'toiiiahiug how a simple remedy like
Magulre's Tar Glycerine WbUky and
Hock Candy relieves complaints ot the
lungs, throat and chest. Consumptives
bear this In mind. Try a sample bottle,
only 10 cents. P. G. Schun, agent.
There will be the usual Sunday
services at the Methodist church to-day,
moraiugand evening, P.ev. D. J. Gill-
ham, officiating, sundny school at three
o'clock p.m. All are Invited.
ltev. B. Y. George, pastor, w ill con
duct the services in the Presbyterian
church this morning and evening, at the
regular hours ol holding service. The
public are cordially invited to attend.
'lard from Mr. Klemart.
Cairo, Jll., April 7th, 1S77.
h'buoR IH i.LETi.v: Having submitted
my name to tne uetuocratic convention
as a candidate for the office of city clerk,
and having been defeat, I take this meth
od of expressing my sincere thanks to
the Iriends who stood by me during the
canvass, and wish also to state that the
ticket nomiaated will receive my cordial
gupport. You will please withdraw my
name Irom the lift of announcements.
.lis. f. Stewart.
On Tuesday last the stockholders ol the
Cairo city sras company held their annual
meeting for the election of officers for the
year ending April 2d, 1S7S, which result
ed as follows.
I. R. Farnum of Boston, was elected
President; 11. T, Gcrould ol Cairo,
Sup't. and Treasurer.
Directors G. D. Williamson, B. F.
Blake, T. W. Halliday, S. S. Taj lor, R.
11. Cunningham, li. T. Oerould, Cairo,
and J. R. Faruum, Boston.
Prof. .lohu 11. Tiiv, the celebrated
scientist, mtterologisl and weather
prophet, will deliver a lecture in the
Methodist church In this city ou Friday
evenluj next, April 13th. We hope that
all our citizens will avail themselves of
the opportunity of seeing and hearing the
man, w ho, by his wouderlul discovery
u meteorology, has been enabled to
give stun reliable forecasts ot the
weather for months and years ahead.
Prof. The is a man who has spent along
timo m scientific pursuits, and Is as
learned as he U popular.
in the sky la a sign of God promise tint
the world should never again be destroyed
by water; aud viewing the tenacity with
which men hold on to life, it i surprising
to all bow recklessly they inap the links
one after another, by pay ink-no heed to
the derangement of tt.eir constitution, be
cause they are so II('ht as to hoou wear
aw ay, Mistakeu del unions ! Ii one of the
pai t ol our delicately complex- organism
be injured, it throws greater strain ou the
hers aud all sutler. Wixhiug to maintain
the auinml economy in a healthful state
aud to restore lost power, we have only to
us e the celebrated Homo Stomach lilt
teis. 4-4 4w
To-morrow night Miss Mary Audor-
sou, and her excellent troupe, will appear
at the Atheiieum in the celebrated play
of "The Lady ot Lyons or Love aud
Prlde'Misa Anderson assuming the lead
ing character. It Is hardly necessary to
tay that Miss Auderson it
recognized by mauy ot the best known
cities of the day as au actress ot extra
ordinary power andmerit.and the Is class
ed among the leading start of the Amtrl
can atage. Every one who desires to
see'good acting by a Brst cUss actress
should go to the atheneum to-morrow
The Tax-Payer's Association'and
The Public Schools.
riallarlna; Stei.ort Hiibnillled by Ihe
tuning loiunUlle. '
The I lee t Inn for Slembere of the
Hoard ot Kdnratton tear t'laher
and Thlatlamoort e-lerled.
MelUng of the Board Yesterday Morning
What Was Done.
The committee of the Tax-Payer's As-
aociatiou which rcceutly Visited the
public schools, submitted their report
to the association on Friday evening
last. Through the courtey of Dr. Ward-
dntr, chairman of the committee, wc are
enable to lay it before our readers. '1 he
report reads as follows:
Mr, President and lientlemeu of the Tax-1'ny-ers
Your committee appointed to visit the
schools and examine Into the manner lo
which they are conducted, beg leave to
report as follows:
On Monday alternoon the l'Jth day of
March, the undersigned members of the
committee with Messrs. A. Suanka, Wal
ter McKee and Frank Schuckers, aud the
board ol education, consisting of Messrs.
A. B. SarTord. W. P. Halliday, F. horse
meycr, Wni. Stratton, Geo. Fisher and
N. B. Thistlewood, visited all the pub
lic chooIa In the city.
THE ittloeLS VlStl Ul.
Fifteen were found in operation, occu
pying fltteen school reoms and three
recitation rooms. The rooms arc furn
ished with Ihe improved
seats and desks to the
total number if I, und other school
furniture and fixtures suited to the work.
There are a tiuuitx r of decorations, as
pictures, busts, etc., which were furn
ished by the pupils, or were the gifts ot
The piano at the High school was
bought by the school directors In I'i7,
when Daniel llur.l, M. B. Harrel, and
H. Watson Webb were in ollice.
I, 05$ pupils are enrolled In
the city schools, and 'SI in the
country school west ot the city, which
comes under the same manai;ameut,
making a total ol l,f90. The ave
rage daily attendance is about l.Omi.
The schools are
ORal'ED OR CI ASSIHKH
According to the degree of advancement
of the pupils who are promoted to the
next higher grade when found qualified.
In this order of promotion, the active
pupil is not delayed to allew time for the
slower ones to come up to the required
standard. The economy ol this plan.and
the laudable ambition it encourages in
tho pupil, the committee regard with
special favor. The Instruction Is confined
Hr.til LiR exc;lih ukanchks,
with the exception of telegraphy and
phonography, which are taught outside
ot the school lioura, aud without any ad
ditional expense. At the
Building very satisfactory exhibitions of
progress in these branches were Riven be
fore the committee alter the regular
school hours, some of the pupils report
ing in shorthand the remarks of the gen
In the High school there are classes in
the higher branches of mathematics and
the natural sciences. The method of teach
ing Is iuch as to educate and develop the
mental powers and habits of theu ght,
ather than to
CRAM THE UKMOKY
With the forms ot expression from the
text books. The committee report an
evident Improvement the past year, and
we can say, that the schools have not
been more . prosperous, and lor many
years not more economically conducted
than at the present time. Several of the
teachers employed are
(IRAIU'ATEaOF THE HIGH SCHOOL,
Haying received their education In the
schools they are now teaching; and
the cummiltee note with special
pleasure that these teachers
are lolly up to tho duties re
quired oi inetn, ana are giving unex
pected satisfaction, their employment be
ngal! experiment which the board en-
ered upon with some hesitancy.
It will be observed that the number ol
pupils considerably exceeds the number
of seats luruished ; the excess of runils
were found occupying small chairs and
side benches. Many of the
ROOMS ARK l ROWI.EP,
Especially m me primary aud interme
diate grades. The commtttee lind that
there are uiueteeu teachers employed,
twelve ot whom are
RONE HUE RESIDENTS
Of the tit y. 1 heir salaries art as fol
;t Teachers at J022.10 each ...
J Teachers at 4XJ eacii
3 Teachers at 320 "
8 Teachers at '-'10
1 Teacher in the country tor
1 Janitor and assistaut
1 Jimiior and assistaut
1 Clerk Board ol Education
Fuel, Insurance on building
und other tundry expenses
estimated at 1,000 00
Total y.'21 4S 1
Amount State School Hind S2,0Cj 21
Amount to be paid lrom pro
ceeds ot diiect taxation e,M7 25
Or$0,3S.2for each pupil.
A COMPARISON' WHAT 1 1 COST i TO UAIX
TAIN IUE SCHOOL, AND WHAT CRIME
AXD PAVI'EIUSU COVf VS. .
The committee took the pains to com
pare this expenditure w ith that made ou
accouut ot crime and pauperism as shown
by the latest Information available.
The report of the county com
mis loners tor the year end-
, tug September 1st. 1370,
shows an expenditure oo ac
count of paupers ot $ 5,270 38
Expense on accouut ol the arrest
aud prosecution of criminals,
tor one Year, as near as cau
be estimated C,CUd bl
Total expense to county for
crime aud pauperism $11,907
Of this amount the clly of Culro
pnys four-tilths ; $ 0,ri25 7(1
The expense of the city for the
years 170, iu excess of lines
received 1,121 01
Salary oltwo police magistrates
paid in line of claims lor lee. 600 00
Total paid by the city on ac
count ol crime and pauper
Ism $11,210 77
Exeest ovor amount required
t be paid by direct taxation
to sustain our educational
system 4,2'M) :2
And If wc consider the f1,7S0 paid the
police? lorce as coming under the head or
expenses, we have the sum ol $15,02C,-f
77Jor $,,070 2. more than we pay rfi
Wiy for educational purposes, The
smtt of two dollars ami eixtcen cents Is
paid dlrtftly on account ot pauperism
and crime in our midst. Not that our
citi7.cn are law breakers far Jfrom it
we are in general a law abiding people.
But our location is such that we neces
sarily have among us a large floating
population who All our jails and add
greatly to the expenses ot our city.
Ycur attention is called to the fact
that the expense Is nearly all paid by the
city of Cairo, the county outside ot the
city limits ; only paying a little ove
!2,:iOO of tliis amount.
It Is estimated by those lamiliar with
the subject that seventy per cent, of the
criminals and ordinance-breakers are
unable to read and write.
IV FAVOR OF THE SCHOOLS.
With all these lacts and figures belore
them, your committee report In lavor of
sustaining the "cliools in their present
management. They also beg leave to
urge upon the proper authorities and
people the adoptions of some plan by
w hich the industrious aud provident citi
zens who pay the taxes may bo relieved
of the expense of sustaining the hun
And petty criminals that Infest the com
munity. Nine out ot ten of
them are non-residents, and Ihe propor
tion is probably greater than that.
Speedy trials, the abolishment oflh c
grand jury system, aud tho establish
uiput ol a
Would undoubtedly have a uiost salu
tary eflect on the morals and behavior ol
a class of otlcnders deaf to all argu
ment save that ot force.
SUM. ot E.
The committee learued that ex-slierifl
irtin, is unable to settle the school
taxes for w ant of the complutien of the
delinquent tax list by the county clerk.
Mr. afford stated to one of the com
mittee that the amount due from Mr.
lrvin Is probably between $500 aud
$$00 and that he is very auxious to have
the amount determined, so he can pay
over the ballance to the proper officer.
SCHOLARS OVER AGE.
Tho committee observed three or lour
persons in tne colored school who were
evidently above the maximum school
age. Mr. Pion, the principal, stated in
explanation that they were not enrolled
as scholars, and do not enter the classes,
nor occupy the time of the teacher du
ring school hours, and as that room was
not full they were alloweJ to sit there.
ABOUT I-LI'ILS Ol IMI'KOFLR AGE.
The clerk of tho board ot education
furnished the committee with the follow
ing extract from the proceedings of the
board relating thereto, under date ot
Saturday March 3, 1377. "Mr. Halliday
moved that Prof. Alvord be requested to
notify any teacher to dismiss all pupils
from school who are under six or over
twenty-one years of age. The ruotieu
The committee recommended the en
forcement of the order it it has not al
ready been done, and that hereafter the
law in this respect be complied with.
The clerk of tho board oi education
reports that there are at present ten pu
pils who are considered non-residents,
sonic of whom however claim residence
iu the city, which fact Is yet to be de
termined. The amount to tar collected
Is ten dollars, and bills arc out and in
process of collection from those who
have not paid.
Ihe committee recommend that the
board of education require payment in
a lyauce lrom all non-resident pupils en
tering tho schools hereafter, aud that
the receipt ot the clerk of the
board shall be required as evidence
of such payment by the teachers belore
su"h pupils can be admitted.
Respectfully submitted by
alEETIXtl OF THE BOARD OF KDl'CATION.
A meeting ol the board ot education
was held at the Eleventh street tchoil
house yesterday morning at nine o'clock.
The members present were Messrs.
Saflord, Halliday, Fisher Stratton and
Kersineyer. Mr. Thistlewood, the other
member, is absent from the city. Mr,
Saflord stated that the object ol the meet
ing was to take action in reference to
the primary school. There are iu the
Eleventh street primary school
ono hundred and twenty chil
dren, ranging lu age liotu six
to ten years. ihe houso Is
small and the seating capacity deficient
Under these circumstauces it wat diffi.
cult for the teacher to control so large a
number of scholars, aud he suggested the
propriety of dividing the school Into two
classes) of sixty each, the one to
atteuded school In the forenoon and the
other lu the afternoon, this .arrangement
to continue durlatfthe spring term ol the
school. Capt. Halliday ottered reso
lution embodying Mr. Saflord' sugges
tion, and a tote being taken It was
unanimously adopted. This arrange
ment will also arp'Y to ike - primary d
pertinent taught by Mlta Wolbrldge
KLKCTION Or MCUSKRe Or TUB BOARD Or
The election yettetd y for twomem
be it of the board ot education passed of)
very quietly, and wat a very muchly one
sided afl'alr. The vote polled was very
light, left than one halt of the vote of the
city. The election resulted ss follows:
Whole number votes
The Democratic Mass-Convention
Th Ticket Momlnated-nr Smith for
Mnyor, Mtorkfleth lor Treaanrrr,
l lttceralri for Slanlalraie, Slmllh
lor I lerk and Mrl.eo tor
A SJIorlona Convention A Hood
Ticket, and Now for tho Contest
Every btmnrrat Hackle on III
Armor lor tb Conrllet.
The Democratic convention last night
was a success In every sense of the word.
The attendance was very large, a3 the
votes taken lndlcate.and seldom, If ever,
has there assembled In this city so large
a number of people lor a similar pur
pose w here such perfect harmony and
good feeling prevailed throughout the
proceedings. By eight o'clock the large
court room was crowded, not w ith boys
and non-voters, but with Democratic
voters bent upon a single purpose, that
of securing the nomination
of a ticket upon whom the Democracy
of the city could concentrate and elect at
the coming election. Every one seemed
to appreciate the Importance of the
w ork to be done, aud evinced a determin
ation that no mistake should be made.
CALLED TO ORDER.
Precisely at So clock, Mr. Linegar took
the stand and said as chairman of the
ty central committee It became his
duty to call the convention to order.
Mr. L. II. Myers nominated T. W.
Halliday lor chairmau of the convention.
Mr. Halliday was elected by a unani
Mr. John Q. lL'.rmau was put in nom
laatlon tor secretary, but declined to
Mr. Tom Winter nominated W. F
Schuckers, and the choice was com
READY I'OR BUSIMSH.
The chair then said the conyentlon
was ready for business. He hoped all
would do their duty to preserve order
and that a good ticket,oue upon which a.
Democrats could concentrate, would bo
Mr. John M. Hogan o(b;rcd the fol
J!olceJ, That all persons particlnat
lug In the proceedings ot this convention
hereby bind aud pledge themselves to
abide by the result and decision ot this
convention, and use all honorable means
to secure the election of its nominees.
The resolution was adopted.
SMITH RJ'EAhS OUT.
Fred S. Smith said ho was there, and
had come to abide the result of the con
vention. ANOTHER RESOLUTION.
John Q. Harman odered the following:
Eeaohed, That this convention now
proceed to the nomination iu such man
ner as a majority may determine, or can
didates lor the various city officers In the
3d. City Attorney.
4th. Police Magistrate,
5th. City Clerk.
Ihio.'ifd, That the person receiving a
majority of all the votes cast be declared
the nominee tor the office tor which he U
a candidate before the convention.
Mr. Linegar moved that nominations
be made by ballot. The motion was
On motion of L. II. Myers the chair
was authorized to appoint two tellers.
The chair appointed Messrs. Myers
and Dan Gallligan.
On motion ol Mr. Galllgaa the teller
were Instructed to receive the ballots
from the hands ot tho voter and place
them iu the hat.
On motion the chair appointed M. J.
Howky aud Capt. W. M. Williams
clerks to assist the tellers.
U All preliminaries having been arrang
ed, the chairmau anuounued
XOMIXATIOXS FOR MAYOR
I' L. Hurrell uominated Dr. W. R.
N. A. Devore nominated B. t. Blake.
John M. Hogati nominated Judge F.
JUDUK BROS DECLINES.
JudgeBrossrose aud said that he had
beeu apoken to lu relcrence to the may
oralty, and he had notiticd hi Irieuds th
he could not accept the position. His
name would probably coma up before
the convention for another position, and
if the convention saw tit to give bltn the
nomination he would be thankful; but It
they gave it to another, he pledged him
self to do all in hi power to secure the
auccestof the ticket.
AND 11 ALU DAY, LIKEWISE.
John M. Hogan put Mr. T. W. Halli
day iu nomination for mayor. Mr. Hal.
liday said that ho would have to decline
to b a candidate. He was uow a mem
Kr of the council and belived be could
serve the people better la his present
position thsu as mayor.
AND llVIM TOO.
Hen. A. H. lrvin was nominated; but
the chairmau stated that he bad a letter
iu hi poasetsiou from Mr. lrvin declining
to make the race, and therelore with
drew hi name.
Nominations were then declared
closed, and a vote being taken resulted:
Dr. W. K. Bmlth 100
U. F. Blake 50
Oo a motion of Mr. Blake the nomln
atloo of Pr. Smith was made unanimous
Loud calls were wade for
; ta. imitb
Who Came forward and made a Jew re
marks to the coayentlon. lie said ha
was a man of but few words, and bad
but little to say. lie thanked the con
vention, and pledged himself to do all
in his power for tbe success of the en
tire ticket. He thanked the convention
again lor the nondnsttoti.
Capt. Williams said he was authorized
lo place tbe name ot F. Ml. Stockfleth U
fore the convention, and Mr. Stoekftelh
pledged himself to abide the result.
John Q. Harman meyed as Mr. Stock
fleth wat the only candidate before the
convention his nomination he made
unanimous. Ths motion prevailed.
FOR CITY ATTORNEY.
Mr. VV. Cj. McOee wat nominated for
George W. Hendricks was also nomi
nated. The vote being taken, MrMc-
Gee was decided the nominee by thirty
lour majority. The nomination was
FOR POLICE MAGISTRATE.
Nominations for police magistrate
being in order, Mr. Pat. O'Loughlln
nominated Mr. Richard Fitzgerald.
Hetman lcvy nominated Judsre F.
Rose in his seat and said while he thauk
ed thegt ntlinun lor the preference shown
him. he would decline tbe nomination,
a h Is friends to vote for Mr. Fitz
gerald. This declaration was received
w ith loud applause.
Constable John Hogan presented the
name of Tlios. Lew is.
M.J. Hovvley nominated Mr. Charley
Delay. Mr. Delay decllued tho nomi
nation. The chair then declared nominations
LETTER FROM MR. FIT7GERAI D.
The chairman stated t'lat.bcfore proceed
ing further 'heJJesired to read a letter
lrom Mr. Fitzgerald. The letter was at
To tbe Chairman of tin Democratic alaaa Con-
Sir: See in the morning Bulletin
some names likely to lie presented lo tbe
convention to nominate a ticket for city
officers, alter naming several persons
lor the diflerent offices, the article
reads : "Candidates for police magis
trate are numerous, no less than nve
persons will be presented to the conven
tion. Judge Bros. R. Fitzgerald. Thos.
Lewis, Mr. Osborn aim cnariey iieiay,
are aspirants tor this position," etc. I
wish the above; statment to be modified
before the convention as far as 1 am
concerned. I do not aspire for any ol
lice. I have been spoken to by many
Irieuds and acquaintances in regard to
this matter, and 1 have only stated In
substance that If the convention in mak
ing up a city ticket should harmonious
ly nominate me 1 would accept ot the
nomination. Therefore I wish you to
state that I am not selfish in this matter,
that I wish the proceedings of the con
vention may be conducted fairly and har
moniusly, that the convention will nomi
nate a strong ticket, and distribute the
offices so as to give general satistactlon.
and thereby Insure success for the whole
ticket nominated. I certainly don't want
any malcontents on my account, and as
fir as I am concerned let there be no
doubt but I will support the nominees
ot the convention.
1 regret very much that I can't be at
the convention, 1 have beeu very unwell
during the last two days, and although
comparatively well to-day, do not deem
It prudent to go out to-nignt.
Cairo, April 7, 1S77.
THE VOTE FOR MAGISTRATE
Was then counted, with the following
Thos. Lewis r... 22
Mr. O. A. Osborn 77
On motion of Mr. John Q. Herman the
tbe nomination oi Mr. Fitzgerald was
made unanimous, amid loud cheering.
roa city clerk.
John M. Hogan nominated Fred 8.
Mr. Ley? nominated Mr. James W.
Nominations were declared closed,
Tho vote was then taken with the
Tbe nomination was made unanj.
mous. Aud right here we desire to place
Mr. Stewart right on ths record. When
the result was aunounced Mr. Stewart
took the floor with the view ot making
the nomination of Mr. Smith unanl.
mous. but in the noise and coutuslon ol
the instant failed to get the recognition
of the chair. This much we consider but
justice to Mr. Stewart.
All other nominations having been dis
posed of, the chairman of the convention,
at the request of Mr. Linegar, chair
man of the central committee, staUd
there would be a meetin ot the central
committee at Mulkey, Lluegar and
Lausden's office on Monday evening, at
7:30 o'clock, for the purpose of calling
ward meetings in the different wards to
nominate candidate ler alderman.
WITH THREE HEARTY CREXRS
For the ticket the couvention then ad
journed, and thus ended one of the most
enthusiastic and harmonious mass-con
ventious ever assembled in Cairo.
, Bank talesaoal. ,
Statement ot the condition of the Alex
ander County batik Monday, April '2d
Loans and discounts $53,0O0.1(
Exchange - 4,802.0a
Due from oilier bank..... ll,677.Vt
Outfit and furniture 6,000.00
Interest (Mvuigsdvlyartiueut)... Jti5.U
Cash ou hand 14,444. U
Total m. f90.2W.3l
Capltal $504)00 paid In $35,000.00
Deposit taoat) Cl.tt0.tjU
We, P. Bros, president, and H. Well.
cashier, of the above iiarod bank, do sol
emnly ewear that lite above ttetrtoent is
true, to tbe best or our knowledge and
V. faoea, Freaidtot
H. WxiiCaahier. .
Subscribed and sworn to before as
this 1 day of April. 177.
A i aiu Cokings, Notary Publle.