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jilUO BUSINESS HOUSES.
'Voir-. Any business Arm ran hare thrlln
far in this rolumri under appropriate neadma;
liberate of ll tm per inoutb or Si2pwTar
payable quarterly In ad vane.
Ilnrrinnrr. rUorJ TIM Wore.
A. IIAl.t.KY Teler In Move, Tin and Hard
ware, uaiden and larmer' Implement, Wire
joods, Ifa-frlireriitara, I'limpa nd ladders.
IliOimmerc.ial Amine, tiuitering-, and Job
Work dune on abort untie,
.1. S.MctiAIIEY healer In hard anl aoftlum
I er, flooring, cediiiK, oidinic and mirf-ieed
liitnUr, lalli nnd shinifle. nW and yard
turner 1 weutietb street and Washing-ton avenue
f.ANCATtll KICK-DhIpw in dash,
doors. Minds, He. bard and Boll lmn!r and
(hiuRiM. Yard anil olU.x-, Commercial avenue,
Corner I7()i stret't.
I. 11 AUTM AV-beaW in Queeniiware, Toy,
I anil and all kinds of Taney aiticl-s. Commer
ral avenue, corner 1 in street.
WILLIAM WINTKIl-Hixth atreet between
loniiiierciul avenue and Waflliliigton avenue.
Clothing- nnd Mwrtont rallorlntf.
.lOIIV ANTIllM-Mf-ndiant Tailor and dealer
In Ki ady Mailt Clothing. 78 Ohio Uta,
Krnl falitte Agi nrlf.
M. J. HOWI.KY-ileal r'.tat Agent. Uy
and ell n-sl enta'e. collwt rents. ly laes
lnr non-reideiita ete. immcrcia) avenue, l
twwn Ninth and Tenth street.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
St. Louis & Chicago
Tho only Road Itunnint? Two
Daily Trains from Cairo,
Traina Leava Cairo
2 20 p.m. l"it hxpreea, arriving in t.
Loill f : P- m.; Chicago, :;K, a. in.
2 20 p.m. CINCINNATI & LOUIS-
VlLLE FAST LINE
Arriving In Cincinnati r- 'JO, a.m.; Louis
ville, :2", a ni : Indianapolis, 4. 15 a.tu.:
1'a-seng.ers by this train arrive at above
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2. '1S77.
Loeol WMlaw atira.
Camo. lit., atay?, l77.
Tina, lua. Tat. Wiid. Vat. Wth
earn. :.0h'i 47 rlm n clrar
II 111' WI.07I IK KW in
tp.m. :w.n:i c, i w
il" :0ft.'2 M NW I J '
Sergeant. Signal rrvloe. U. 8. A.
THE COMING SHOW.
AT TURNER HALL,
Two Days. May 8th & 9th, 77.
From one to
In Aft HOUKb
FIVE DISTINCT CLASSES,
Entrance fee twenty-five cents which ad
mits parent, or nurse and child.
("lacs A, babes under C month.
.. .. it
" " 2 yearn.
" D, " " a
w E Twins.
Every arrangement has been made
by tlie manager for ,ho rotntort ot the
children and nurses. Enter your child
ren itnniediatoly, as the more entered
the more valuable the premiums, a1! all
the proceeds will be ued In the pre
inluuis. w hieh will be cbildrens' buiries
Entree lii-t now open at I). Ilartmnn',
corner Sixth etreet and Commercial
For further particulars, cee circular?.
May Drink ! May Drink !
At th Thalia Saloon, oppoiita tha Bulla-
tin oSc. Ct.
May Brisk t May Drlak I
At the Thalia Saloon, opposite the
Dlllkti offloc. Ct.
OF ANY OTHER BOTJTE.
1 "A p. m. Kat Mat with tlecpera att.i.rh-
rd. for sr, loth and ciiica;u,
airlrinj In St. l.oul at ::W a.m. Chi
rueo at 4.T( p.m. C'onnectine at Odin
or KtlinKham lor CiucioauU, Louisville
FAST TIME EAST
laeni'ra bv tliii line ito through to
the Ear-I w'itliout any delay cauoed by
The ATL'ltlAY AKTKUNOOS 'IK A IN
KJtoM AlIti) AKK1VKS IN NEW
VUKK JIO.MIAV MOBaINO
AT I') '-j.
36 HOURS IN ADVANCE
OF ANY oTUKIt KOt'TK.
AdvriU.-minta of eoinnetic' lines that
they mke better time than tbla one, ara
are innued either through ignorance or a
dudre to Iiiii-lpttd the nubile.
I-or tbrnuiMi tit ketn aud information,
jpply al llllnou Central U. U. Depot, Cairo
IB'5 ARItlva AT CIo;
.1. 11. JoNK-
i p in
l' i m
( rwaainic I ho lrrrt
I generally an tveiitiul episode in life
whether it be as pilr'ni to worship the
prophet's stirinc at Mecca, or as a part ol
ii caravan ot merchant?. 1 ho dnn' n of
the de-tructive simoon, attack ot preda
tory robbers and the agony of dying
Jrom thirst are dissipated on reaching
one of tho; garden ot the drse't, an
oai. Partaking of that which recuper
ate, thev meet their future dilluultles
with recruited strength and renewed en
ergies. So with modern lite, danger
from diea-e threaten all humanity, but
ll we make U.-e of a remedy which allevi
ntcs accutc attacks of nickncss thus pre.
venting their becoming chronic, we fchall
n ali.c that necessary and refre-hnu nt in
traveling lite's dcert which has been dis
covered in the Homk SioMAtii I5iiikks.
For artistic Photograph at a modi rate
co-t call at tiustavo Wct.el tiuliery.
The rivtri are falling.
Mr. Oberly lectured In Springfield
la ;t night.
Yesterday wa "collecting day," and
collector were numerous.
The finest navy flanel suita In the
city at A. Marx, at only $13 50. lw
Ice wagons now make their daily
Spraut has all kinds of fih, game,
A large line ot white vests at A.
The work ot building the extension
to the Illinois Central freight house will
The finest stock of furnishing goods
ever brought to Cairo at A. Marx, lw
The Illinois Central railroad com
nany is having their track Let ween
Second and Sixth street repaired
A. Marx sells centennial cains at 23
The narrow gauge railroad lias re
moved the ofllce to their new freight
house. Passenger trains leave the St
Charles hotel ai usual.
The second party of the season, un
der the auspices of the K. M. K. C, will
take place at their hall on next Tuesday
evening. May Sth.
Prof. Cooke will arrive in Cairo on
Thursday evening or Friday morning
His entertainment will be one ot the best
ever given in Cairo.
The latest styles of spring, s'.Ill hats
at A. Marx. 1
The Cairo and Vincennes railroad
iniirhf otticu has undergone repairs, and
is now one of the most comfortable Mid
onvenient olllces in Southern Illinois.
A. Marx, the popular clothier has
gone East to purchase a complete new
stock ol goods. The goods damaged by
lire nt bis old stai d are being closed out
rapidly at very low figures. 4-24-1 w.
Travel by the railroads is Improving,
md almost every train now arriving
and deiiarting from the city has a good
..rwr.., trill '
Carl Peters, tho blacksmith, whose
shop was destroyed In the great fire on
Commercial, has erected on the sight of
the old building one ot tho finest brick
rducksniitu shops in Southern Illinois,
where he Is preparcl to do anything In
his line at the very lowest price. Mr.
Peters la one ot the best workmen in his
line, and horse-shoeing is one of his
The alarm ot tire sounded be.
tween eleven and twelve o'clock on Mon
day night was the result of the discov
ery of fire in Hit two story frame building
at the corner or Eighth street aud Com
mercial avenue. The building
was badly damaged, the
greater part of the second story
having been burned before the flames
could be tayed. The property Is owned
by Mr. Hciser, and was Talued at $2,000.
The damage will reach fully $1,500. The
house was injured in the Commercial
1'iiioti, a IJritish company, for $1,500.
Kefiigcrators, the very liest, at A.
Ilalley's, 115 Comercial avenue. Also
stoves nnd tinware, toilet ware, table and
pocket cutlery, garden and farmers' Im
plements, plows, corn planters and
stiellers, sulkey rakes, and a general
stock of stoves, tin and hardware,
flower stands, both wire and wood,
flower trainers, different styles, hanging
baskets of all kinds ; the largest variety
of bird cages in the city and will be sold
very low at A. Ilalley's, 115 Commercial
Arlington House arrivals: J. O.
Arringtan, A. Arnout, New Orleans;
John C. Killingsworth, J, II. McKaig,
I!. J. Medley, St. Louis; II. iiohman,
Anna, 111.; Ike A. Ong, Deadwood, D.T.
Wrn. llolden, Hodges' Park;
V. C. White, Cincinnati, Ohio;
Mark Cohen, New York ; Z. W. Bugg,
Mrs. T.T. Glenn, and B. Jackson, Jiland
villc, Ky.; It. P. Webster, Cincinnati;
Wm. Clouse and J. t. Bell, St. Louis ;
John E. Perkins, Cintianati ; D. Hurly,
The sociable at Mrs. C. W. Dun-
ning's on Thursday evening, promises to
be one ot the p'easantttst afl'airs of the
season. Coflec and sandwiches, Chi
cago ice cream and cake, furnished by
such a committee as tho one in charge,
are sufficient incentives for a large at
tend Mice. In addition to the very nice
refreshments, there will be some
excellent music furnished by Miss
Pitcher and Mr. Howe, Mrs. William
Winter, Mr. W. II. Morris, and others,
and a select reading by the Key. Mr
Dillon-Lee. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to all the friends of the church.
Eight o'clock is the hour. Admission,
twenty-five cents. 2t.
Arrivals at the St. Charles hotel yes-
day were James A. Y ork, St. Louis;
Jno. E. Thomas, Chicago; N. Palmer,
Baltimore; I). S. Pipes, Natches; Jas. II.
Bugg, Paducah; W R. Ingersoll, Vicks-
burg; ;Wm. Olmsted Cincinnati;
11 is tmma layior, carnonuaie; oeo
I). Bennett, St. Louis ; II. Evans, St
Louis ; Andrew Thomas, New Orleans ;
Chas. Trisdadt, Churchvule ; . II
Burton, New Y'ork ; Geo. W. Blake
more, New Y'ork ; M. O. Adams, Cob-
den ; II. Howell, Marion ; Miss L. Ken
dall, Benton, Miss.; Wm. Wiggins and
son, Columbus ; J. B. Kozier, St. Louis ;
L. S. Olmstead, Jacksonville; D. B
Smith, Indianapolis; Miss Mary Cald
well, Carbondile ; J. T. Eaton, Carbon
dale ; Wm. A. Smith, Chicago.
THE MUNICIPAL POT.
OrgiinlaatllatH tf lh Hew dly ( ounell.
The Nayar't f a-SimlMloiie,
Appointment of f anting- t om-
Liquor Llcenso duo In July...$ 13,600 00
Tax warrant In hands of sheriff
to collect 30 000,00
Tho new council held its first meeting
last night. It having beet, understood
that Mayor Winter would deliver his
annual address, and make hi; nominations
for police ofUcert, jailer, etc., a large
number ot citizens gathcret at tin coun
cil chamber as spectators t the proceed
ings. Tne council was calM to order at
a quarter after eight o'clock, the follow
ing members answering to icir nam as
the roll was called:
Aldermcii Halliday, Lancaster O'Cal
lahen, Y'ocum, Wood, Wiglit, Thistle
wood Patier and Kitienhtuse 9.
The first business transacted was the
approval of the bonds o.' the mayor and
City Treasurer B. F. Tarkcr. Mayor
Winter then delivered the following
Gentlemen o the City Council:
I have been chosen mayor of this city
for a second terra, and take this oppor
tunity to return my kincere thanks to
the voters for their very handsome ex
pression of confidence and Indorsement
of my nast administration, and shall do
ail lu ray power to retain their esteem
and confidence during my second term,
by a close attention to the duties in
trusted to my care. No one can success
fully discharge the many arduous duties
of the ofllce without the support of your
honorable body. The mayor and city
council are alike interested iu a just and
economical management of the cify's af
fairs. With these few remarks, I will
proceed to give you an approximate
condition of the city's aflairs.:
In my annual message one year ago I
made you a statistical statement ol every
thing appertaining to the city. To-night
1 sball not go into a detailed statement
ol facts, but briefly give a statement of
the financial condition, and its prosjccta,
nd offer a few recommendations for
our careful consideration.
SI MEETS AND DRAINAGE.
Sidewalks have been rapidly decaying,
causing considerable expense to keep the
6ame in repair. Many new ones have
been built, aud others reconstructed !;
considerable earthen drainage pipe has
been put In during tne past year, ana 1
would recommenu me auopuon oi carm
en pipes to be used hereafter, being tho
cheapest and best.
The streets :ne past year nave ue?n
mostly kept up by work done by the
chain gang, and to-day they are in bet
ter condition than tiny uavj been for
The rjolice department for the past year
has been run on a very economical plan
by a reduction of the lorcc, answering all
nurnose. ana a saving to uie cuy oi
Total assets $40,403 93
Approximate amount ol taxes
that will be uncollected $ f,,000 00
Balance - 41,403 83
Which balance shows the amount of
probable cash resources we will have
to run the city government up to Janu
ary 1, 1H7, to carry out the building ol
new sidewalks already ordered by or
dinance. Alter which it will leave the
city several thousand dollars, a surplus
fund to work upon, saying nothing
about other licenses, tines, etc., that will
come into the cofiers of the treasury.
The paved portion ol the wharf is in a
manner worn out so much so that it is
di-ngcroiis to drays and teams at certain
stages of water, and very inconvenient of
Much complaint has been made in the
last year ot tho cxhorbltant wharfage
charge for steamboats and other water
cralu landing at our wharf, and this
complaint is not without Just cause. The
rates of wharfage charged by trustees of
tlm Cairo city property is mucn nigtier
than they are at the most important ciues
upon the Ohio and Mississippi rivets.
T he wharfage has been so exhorbitant
that many boats have passed our port
without landing. Others have come Into
port and sent their passtngers ashore h
yawls to avoid wharlage. These high
rates ot wharfage are detrimental to the
shipping interests or our city.
The wharf or landing is owned and
controlled, as you are aware, by the
trustees ot the Cairo city property, and
the wharfage collected is solely for the
benefit of the trustees, and extended by
tne trustees, not lor tne improreiient ot
the landing, as it should be, but for
whatever purpose they choose. It Is a
fact well known te our people that the
trtiBtees have collected hundreds of thou
sands of dollars tor wbar'age in the last
fifteen years, and of all this large collec
tion ol wharfage no expenditures of any
importance have been made upon the
landing within that time. It is unust
that commerce should be thus taxed (for
this wharlage is nothing lets than a tax
upon commerce) without some corres
It the trustees will persist in making
thee collections of wharfage, tuey in
justice should keep the wharf in good
If the trustees bad expended even a
small portion of their gains from this
source we might now nave one or tne
llollonny'a PilU ami Ointment
j-trolul.i wa considered incurable until
he great discovery of 'llolloway's Pills
and O uient" flashed upon the world.
Diseases which tallied the skill of the
medical schools, readily yield to these peer-
lest remedies. Scurvy, erysipelas, fait
rheum, itch, and all cutaneous eruptions
am curable bv them. Tweuty-tive cents
per box or pot.
IU.v lell'i l "".' Iu l'l'.m,
liiiu tiiVi-i of errors auil aI'Usvh ml
Lj pq ,url Iiik. MuliLooil lUfli'rctl. Im-'P
I .5 New nctlmd of treatment. New,
S un', remarkable remedies. Hook JT
tS and c-irculai sent free in sealed W
enveluiiea. Adders How AMD A8-S
ky) fH so lATluN. 41 N. Niulh st. I'liila-M
CO ikliiliia. l'u. An tuhtttutiun luiv- n
I u l.tt.h iu.iiriitimi irtr lintmr-.!
"able conduct and professional
I. kill. J
Two IrreroncilKble t'oudilioim.
Debility and health are Irreconcilable
conditions. Weakly people, that is to
say people who lack the vitality rcuul
sit j lor a vigorous discharge of each tuid
all of tho bodily functions, are invaria
bly ulUictcJ with some, though it may
bo a trilling, disorder ol the system
Atony, or a want ot muscular and ncr
vous vigor, is accompanied by poverty cf
the blood and leanness. A certain way
to overcome it aud prevent the aggra
vated maladies to which it must ulti
mately lead is to use HosUttcr's Stom
ache Bitters, which promote digestion
nnd assimilation of the lood, and thus
are the means ot furnishing the body
with a supply of blood of a quality es
sentlal to its proper nourishment. In
vlgoratlon through the instrumentality
.h matchless tonic protects the fee-
, ,rr.m a hOSU Ot bodily ills Which
...i. . ..,.,!, for the debilitated. The
Utters are an article which it U most
lcsirable to keep constantly on nana.
The strawberry festival to be given
by the ladies ot the Episcopal church,
will be held on l riday evening, May
llth. instead of May 10th. Look out for
a good time.
The sidewalk on Fourteenth street
between Washington aveuuejaud Poplar
street, is giving way and ought to be
nniircd without delay. The stringers
. , ,
have given out.
The sociable at the residence of Mrs
t;. v. Duiinin''. corner of Ninth aud
Walnut streets, to-morrow (Thursday)
eveninir. will be largely attended. All
The Illinois Central railroad U now
selling tickets through from Cairo to
Deadwood City, Black Hills. Tick-
eta are worth thirtv-thrto or lour
Kemcmber the sale af tobacco at the
Farmers' warehouse to morrow, ThurE
day, morning, at 10 o'clock
will be largo aud some ot the tobacco to
tie sold of excellent ouality. Let nil
who can, attend the sale.
Tho Cairo firemen did excellent ser
vice at the lire on Monday night. We
suppose that there will be no dispute
that tho Arabs "got first water." Iney
got it, sure ; and none need deny them
May Drlak! May Drink t
At the Thalia Saloon, opposite the
Bi'LLKHN ofllce. Ct.
The Sew Town Hall nt Jr
This elegant structure is now complete
In beauty of oesign It surpasses anything
of its kind in the state. Constructed ot
brick aud dark marble it is as pt r ma
ne n as it is charming. The Enlisl
architects have adorned it in subdued
colors, which please without tiring the
eye. Dr. J. C. Ayer built aud gave it to
tin town in acknowledgment ot the dis
tinction they conferred upon him in tak
ing his name. Although it is a gener
ous gift, still the hearty good wishes ot
a whole neoole are of greater value, and
the generous donor has doubtless secure
them. Groton (Must.) Journal. ln
May Drink! May Drink !
At the Thalia Saloon, opposite tne
Bi lleiin office. Ct
committee be instructed to correspond
with the holders ot city bends, with I
view ot finding out if some compro
mise could not be effected where
by the principal and interest could
be reduced, and the reissuing ot mw
bonds running thirty years be issued. I
again call your attention to the same
recommendatioas, believing It Is the best
thing that ran be done, and that it could
be accomplished at a very early date.
From correspondence that I have rriv.
cd, I believe the holders of bonds Would
accept new bonds at a considerable reduc
tion of principal and interest,
which would if accomplished trcatly
reduce our bonded indebtedness, and a
largo yearly saving of Interest, which
amount added to the amount saved by
the reduction of city expenses would
greatly reduce our tixes, and make the
burden light upon tho taxpayer and re
sult in giving a new impetus to business
in our midst, l tnereiore trust, your
honorable body will give this subject
your early and considerate attention.
City Indcbtedness.JAprll 30,
ls.o, reported fl'J.oOu si
Labor certificates forgot to be
reported at time z,uuu m
The mayor then announced the '.fol
lowing; i j
ST ATMXO COMMITTEES J
On Streets and Drainage Thlstlt
wood, chairman; Patier, locum,
Wright, and Lancaster
Claims and Accounts Rittenhonse,
chairman; Wood and McGauley.
Ordinances Halliday, v chairman
Patier, and Yocum.
Finance IIll!day, chairman, Wood
and KiUenliou.se. - v -'
Police, Jail and Fire Department-
Wright, McGauley, and O Callahan.
Board ot Health The mayor and Al
dermen Lancaster,' McGauley, Wright,
Thlstlewood and O'Callahan.
For Raat. !
A house on Division street, between
Washington avenue and Walnut street.
Apply to W.R. Smith.
Total, April 30,176.
April ;w, lfc77. bonds out
standing $408,013 20
April .w, is i, New levee ccp
tillcates, outstanding ,
April 30. 1877, outstanding In
terest bearing scrip
Total city indebtedness... 488,502 70
April 30. 1S70. city indebted
ness - $107,511 70
April 30, 1S77, city Indebted
Reduction of city Indebted
ness past year o.sh j w
Besides this showing we have in
the treasury, cash to-night, $10,00.1 0J;
warrant lor $30,000 in hands ot sheriff
tor collection, of which $20.UW, when
paid will be expended in a further reduc
tion ol the city indebtedness. I theru
fore congratulate vou and the citizens in
eeneral udoii the financial condition of
the city and the gradual reduction of its
Congress having appropriated $30,000
tor the iinDrovetnent of navigation from
foot ot Dickey's Island to mouth of Ohio
riyer but an order from president urant
upon the subject of the expenditure of
river appropriation to me war depart
Office Cairo and St. Lot is R. R. 1
Cairo, May 1st, 1S77.
On and alter to-day. all freight will be
rec eived and delivered at the new depot,
on Ohio levee. Passenger traina will
leave St. Charles hotel as heretofore,
lw W. II. Macfarlakd, Agent.
best landings upon these rivers, instead I ment, virtually cut oil this approprla
of the miserable aooiogy it now is. i re- ( lion
Tobacco and CiK'rs.
Merehunts.grocers, and saloon-keepers
should not forget that Messrs. Corlis & ;
Rankin, proprietors ol the Prairie State
Tobacco Factory at Metropolis, nave
opened an establishment at the corner
of Sixtn street and Ohio levee In this
city where they wil. do a wholesale and
retail business in the tobacco and cigar
Hue. They have ou hand the largest
and most complete stock ot
obacco and cigars ever opened
in Cairo, and are prepared to
supply the wauU of the trade at the
lowest living prices. Dealers are in-
The breake I vitej t0 can anj examine their stock.
-A. C. Bai tleson, Villa Ridge ; R. S.
Crain, Cincinnati ; C. R. Michells, I. c .
R. R.; A. C. McAllster, Chicago; Sam
Moore, Baltimore; T. M. Atchison,
Memphis ; II. 8. Hay, Evansvllle ; V. B.
Mather, Chicago, were among tne guests
at Herbert's yesterday.
Mr. Roswell Miller yesterday as
sumed the management of the Cairo and
Vincennes railroad as its superintend
ent. Mr. Miller Is a thorough railroad
roan, and we predict a renewal era ot
prosperity for the road under his man
The Wle t'ourae lu Kbeuuiatiain.
Rheumatic patients who have been In
duced to submit to depletion by blood
letting, or to take catechum and other
drugs ol an equally pernicious character,
will cousult their well-being by abandon-
ing such insane procedure, and using as
substitute Hostetter'a Stomach Bitters,
which will infallibly ntlord them tne
much desired relief, and is absolutely
safe. This benign vegetable depurent
cools the blood by expelling from it the
inflammatory elements which give rise to
maladies of a rhematio and gouty type,
and rectifies disordered conditions ot the
stomach, nervous system and bowels
which usually accompany them. As
rheumatism has a tendency to attack the
heart, the desirability ot n early resort
to the Bitters is obvious, since the danger
Is Increased by every moment of delay.
about $270 per month, or a yearly saving
of 3,240. A snort lime since oy resoiu
tii-iii vou inereised the force two men
I m of the oDlulon that the force could
be reduced to a chief and two policemen.
without detriment to the peace and quiet
of the city, and would so recommend.
At present, uuder the efficient manage-
... .i. 'Li : . i . . -
ment OI tne presem jauer, me jau is in ai
food condition as could be expected,
risoners are kindly treatel and worked
bv him to the interest ot the citv. ihe
condition of the streets and drainage
tear testimony to his fcutuul conduct.
The Cairo tire department is a credit
to your city, aud the cost ot its tuaintain-
ance is out a trine coiiiiareu vwui
its usefulness anc elllciency.
We have tour good and well organized
companies, running six nana engines
and six hose carls, all cf which are in
good working order, at a cost ot ?'.00
per year. The past year there lias been
more destruction of property by fire than
the previous year ; causes cannot be at
tributed to any neglect or misconduct of
the companies, t ue destruction -oi o
many houses on Commercial avenue was
the lack ot water and lis: terrible wind
that prevailed. Yet their destruction
was a Oenelit to tne city, in ineir sieau
has risen six new and elegant brick t-uild-lug",
and more iu contemplation ot being
built. Although the department is very
fctlicieut, yet it can be greatly improved.
and to tiiat end 1 shall shortly organize
the companies under one head, to tie
known as the "Cairo Fire Department,"
so that there will be a more syste
matic way oi laboring for the protection
ot projierty, and for the better govern
ment of each company. The city can
also greatly aid in making it more etli
cienl by the building of say four or more
public cisterns In tho thickly sttled por
tions of the city, and to see that they are
at all times supplied with water.
The finances of the city are in better
conditlou than ever betore. This has
been brought about by the adoption and
and carrying into eitect oi a piau oi
economy, and the judicious management
ot the city's att'nirs. One year ago, when
ex-Treasurer Blake turned over the funds
to T. M. btocktleth, his successor, there
was only JJOjjli iu ttie treasury, i uere
is at present $10,9u3.03. This has beiu
ellected by economy and reduc
tion ot our expense, lu tne year
taTl the olllcers' salaries ol the city
amounted to l,01o.0d per month. The
last year it has not averaged more than
$500.70. mawiug a Having oi eacu mount
oi Soos.30. and in the last year of
2'JO.oO. Kent oi council cnatnoer lias
been reduced $'U).CJ a year ; printing
council proceedings, ordinences, etc.,
has been reduced from $420.00 a year to
$114.30, beluga yearly saving of $3d5.G4,
or nearly three times the present cost
tor the same amount ot work.
Gas, average cost of same, has been per
month over i.100.00, or a yearly sum ot
tiiis luxury of $3,000. The disposing of
hauling garbaje vue past year was a sav
ing over the previous year of 100.00,
and tho city and its inhabitants were
none tho worse. Had the services of
tim health officer been dispensed with.
ni ho oii!?ht to have b an, tho city would
have been ueneiiucu in mo year bjjoo.w
LTct the necessity that compels me tocall
your attention to that subject, nor do 1
do it for the purpose ot causing the trus
tees trouble, but a sense of public duty
demands its. The city ought to own and
control the public landing, but
Its financial condition at present forbids
it obtaining it by condemnation or pur
chase. 1 et sometning should be done It
the city has the power, and it is our duty
to inquire ana see wnat power tlie city
council h:is to give relict. We cannot
expect the trustees to give It, for they.
like other men will act for what they
believe the best interest of those
they represent, and must and will be the
judge ot that so long as they are left free
to act. The city charter is the measure
of our power such rights aud powers as
it gives should be exercised with prudence
aud justice to all concerned.
The following are the enumerated
powers of the charter in regard to the
subject under consideration. See arti
cle 5 :
Sec. 32. To erect and keep in repair
public landing places, wharves, docks and
Sec. 33. To regulate and control the
use of public and private landing places,
wharves, docks and levees.
Sec. 34. To control and regulate the
anchorage, moorage and landing ot all
water craft and their cargoes within the
jurisdiction of the corporation.
Sec. 35. To license, regulate and pro
hibit wharf-boats, tugs and other boats
used about the harbor or w itLlu such
Flrtnres sail Braekcta.
E. C. Ford has removed his Variety
Bracket store to Washington avenue
near Tenth street. He has opened a
large stock of brackets, shelves, frames,
r-hromos, picture cord nnd tassels, cur
tain tassels, fancy nan, hat racks, etc.
Picture framing made a specially
Chromos mounted in the cheapest and
best stile. lm
To all who are suflering from the
errors and Indiscretions of youth, ner
vons weakness, early decay, loss of man
hood, etc., I will send a recipe that will
cure you, free of charge. This great
cmcdy was discovered by a missionary
in South America. Send a self-addressed
envelope to the Rev. Joeph T.
Inman, Station D. Bible House, New
i ilitr". 1- 30-3(11
Sec. 30. To tlx the rate ot wharfage
Sec. 37. To collect wnariage anu
dockage lroin all boats, ratts or other
cratt, landing at or using any public
and ing place, w harf, dock or levee,
within the limits ot the corporation.
It annears to me that the city council
lma tho unnuestioued power under the
charter to regulate and fix the rate of
wharfage at all landing places, wiiciucr
public or private. Tlie charter restricts
the collection ot wharfage to public
hni.i!is?s. but it docs not limit the fixing
ol the rates ot w harfage or dockage.
I would therefere recomui nd me
passage oi an ordinance fixing tlie rates
ot wharfage at a reasonable rate. Such
nn ordinance as will be just to tlie owners
ot private wharfs and not oppressive to
The health of the city at the present
time is good, no contagious diseases be
ing within its limits, and there has only
Iki-ii one ease ot small-pox tlie past year,
and outside the expenses of tlie health
officers, the expense of the board of
health has not exceeded -ju.
Warm weather is iipprvaelilng, ami 1
would admonish and recommend that
every citizen constitute him or herself a
health officer, by cleansing and puniymg
Gambling withiu the city limits is en
tirely suppressed, with the exception,
occasionally, ct a game of cards calud
"crans." Played by colored men lorgaiu
and most of them have been broken up
ami the nlavers made to work tho streets.
Confidence men occasionally ply their
vocatiou, and officers are continually on
the alert to discover and to promptly
arrest them: and the public can rest as
aiireil the executive will use his utmost
endeavors to rid the commuuity of this
class of tlnevus the coming year.
Prostitution, the worst of vices, is still
in our midst, and will likely be for all
time to come, just so long as man and
woman doth live. Assertions are con
tinually made, and as 0 come wiui sonic
persons who cannot nor never will be
katlsl ed unless tuey arc iji wm-
plaining ot the administration, that pros
titution is on tne increase iu our wiuw.
Such f : . rtions are Incorrect. 1 uere are
ha house, ol Hl-tamu and con-
tid. nihlo less Inmates, and wnat, mere
la i.i r.. have bettered their condition by
obeying the police regulations laid down
for their government.
During the coming year I shall use my
best endeavors to exercise a stricter po-
ieo snnervision over this unfortunate
class, thereby improving their moral
I'Al i t us.
Feel In sr the great importance of the
matter to the citv, 1 did, on the 17th day
ot September, 1876, address a letter as
mavor of the city to tho president, set
ting forth the fails In tho caso nnd tlie
danger to the city from the ravages of
the Mississippi river.
The letter was indorsed oy our Honor
able senators In congress, Messrs. Logan
aud Oglcsoy, and It had tlie desired ei
tect. Only $15,000 of this appropriation has
been expended, and unless an effort U
made at an early dty to have the remain
der expended or drawn On or before the
1st day of June, the appropriation will
lapse and will be lost.
Would recommend that section 34 ef
chapter 0 ot the revised ordinances be so
amended us to give auinority io tne
mayor to use his discretion in granting
licenses to parties peddling trilling arti
cles and goods that do uot conn its witn
persons doing business within the city.
Also, that a new section be added to same
chapter to prohibit drummers from other
cities taking orders for ready-made
clothing, shirts, &c, to the Injury ot the
merchants doing business here, who pay
house rent, license and taxes, unless they
pay n yearly lion ot toO at least.
Also, that section 42 of said chapter
be amended, allowing the proprietors ot
hotels to ruu and solicit patronage for
their own houses.
Would further recommend the consoli
dation ot all the special funds into one,
as far as the law will permit, to be de
nominated tlie general fund. The adop
tion ot such a plan would cause consid
erable saving of legislation, less work
for the treasurer, and a more -imple w ay
of keeping accounts.
In conclusion let me say the duties of
the office or mayor are not few nor un
important. Knowing the deep responsi
bility that rests upon me, I trust our
united actions will always be to the city's
interest, and trust that 1 shall, by a care
ful performance of my duties, command
the respect that my office demands, ttiat
the council will assist me by giving their
aid and advice. whb:i will bo th inkfully
r.-ceived and appreciated, and attord me
nleasure to know we are working to ac
complish the public good.
UtAMi Winter, Mayor.
At the conclusion of the reading ot tlie
mayor's messages considerable miscellan
eous business was transae'ed, among
other things tlie reports of the outgoing
offices, etc., but nothing of special im
portance to the public.
Mayor Winter then made the follow-
Mrs. Spears has removed her place ot
business from Seventh s'.reet to Com
mercial avenue, No. 118, in Winter's
block, where she will be pleased to wel
come her old customers and new ones.
She has a fine assortment of new goods
from New Y'ork, consisting of ladies hats
of all patterns, flowers, leathers and all
kinds of goods In the millinery line.
Ladles will do well to call and examine
before buying elsewhere. She will be
pleased to show goods at all times. Hats
bleached and trimmed to order: coloring
black or brown 4-22- lm
W. f. Joeolyn
Has received a
large assortment ol artificial teeth, and is
prepared to supply nil of his patrons.
All branches ol dentistry performed In
the most durable manner. Call at once.
Ofllce Eighth street between Washing
ton and Commercial avenues, Cairo, Illi
It is now conceded that Mrs. Coleman,
e laundress, No. 12 Fourth etreet.be
:ween Washington and Commercial aye-
lues, has one of the best conducted latin-
iry establishments in the city, and land-
.ords of hotels and boarding houses will
ind it to their advantage to call upon
rinnott aud Oraanw
Mr. C. Robhius will continue to make
Cairo his headquarters, offering the fol
lowing splendid pianos lower than ever,
viz: "Valley Gem." "Decker, Bros.,"
' Bloom field & Oils," "Hallet, Davis i
Co.," and "Narveson & Son." Also most
any make of organs. His busines place
alter May 6th will be northwest corner
S.xth and Levee streets.
Total reduction last yea'..... .$11,450 00
With tho following amount of cash in
the differeut funds ot Hie treasury, U-
wlt: v 1
Special Road $ 2,008 65
interest beariug city orders... 039 79
u.,.iui l,vee 23
Bond Redemption 134 61
General - 0,SoO t
Total cash in Trcasur; f 10,003 03
"Cairo Is still troubled with paupers,
tram ns. etc.of all descriptions.and where
uch a class congregate more or less ot
nottv thefts are committed, and ll is al
most an Impossibility for tho police to
detect themln the act, as Cairo occupies
se much territory. The police have done
all In their power, and for ihe slo of the
torce thev are very tillclcut. ihe law
about to be passed by the legislature ot
our state will be ot grsat relief to us, lu
rciicTinir us of this class ot idle
ouimiuiiids. or compel them to labor
upou the streets during their sojourn
in mv last annual message. 1 recom
mended to tlw council that the. Unattoa
For chief of police. Chas. D. Arter
was nominated, and ibe nomination was
confirmed by tho following vote,:
Aves Ililliday, Lancaster, Thistle
wood, Wright, Wood, Rltteuhouse, Yo
cum, O'Callahan, Patier 0,
For police constable tho mayor pre
nnted the name of Martin O'Malley,
Tho nomination was confirmed by tne
following vote :
Aves Ualllday, Lancaster, 'itiisiie-
wood, Ritteuhouse, Wright, O'Callahan,
atler and Y'ocum 8.
Nays Wood 1.
The mayor nominated Henry Sargent
to be police constable, and tho nomina
tion was confirmed as lollows :
Ayes Halliday, Lancaster. OCaiia"
" . . . . a !,
ban, Thlstlewood, w right, vvoou, im-
tenhouse and Yocum 8.
Na ys -Patier 1.
NO MORE POLICE.
The mayor said ho would make no fur
ther nominations for police constables at
FOR CTTY JAILER.
The mayor nominated Pat Mahoney to
be city jailer. The nomination was con
firmed by the following vote;
O. HARBISON LEACH, M. D.
F. np.-lal attention giren to Homeopathic.
treatment ot mrgi.-al uisease. ml nhronio
diease and diseases ol women and chil
dren. Oiliceon 'Joinoierelai avenue uca.
Mnta street. aiivw, ikk.
El' 'It I' '( the cmi.litlon or
M..III1 tl I Mini. Ill lit- c u.
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uuis. ul tne ciosk hi uu-,i,-, i --
t.nans and discount
t: t. Hoii'U to secure circumuuu. . ..
V. IS. Honda on hand -
oilier at.ic.ks, bonds and lUortK""--Due
trom approved re-
Due IVolu other National
I Hie lroin Stule banks and
bunker 9-5'g a
Heal estute, furniture and Hxtiire....
Lurreul expense and Uxe iid. .
Cheeks aud other cash
Hill of otlier bauka.. w
Fractional eurrenty, lu-
eluding nickel p,i-o c
Specie (melu.tinir Kold
treasury certiilcal) iss
Legal-tender note 3. U"
, fsi.uiiu oo
,. S-i.Dan t)
.. fci.sli W
tl.l 1 I J
Itedemption fund with t . S. measu
rer l' lier cent, ol' circulation) ........
lme from V treasurer, auier than
t percent. redeinptioB fuuu... .
Cupitul tock paid in
I ndivided proflw..
Aves-O'Callahan, Halliday, Laneas-
ter Thistiewoou, jmicunuuv
Wood, I'aticr and Y'ocum -9.
ASSISTANT CHIEF HKE DEPARTMENT.
W. T. Beerwart was nominated for
assistant chief ot the fire departuieut,
and the notuluatlou was couttrincd, as
Ayes-0'CaU!bn. Halliday, Laneas
tr, ThisUawood, Rltteuhouse, Wright,
Wood, Jter and Yocum .
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Una to Utu bank auu
haulers - -
County r Atoxanoer a.
sii,tiiiii', ' h. .iw
1. A. . aail'ir.
aamed bank, da s-lomidv wer that Ilia ao
r.u,.iei.t is tru. lu tlM btl of my anowladao
and belief. A. 11. SAnOKO, ulr'-
(.ul.scriba.laad aw or ft to UWor in ithi iik
y ol AuL laiT. U. H- CAJ. Dt.fc,
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