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. ilttO BUSINESS HOUSES.
Rata. Ad- business drrocui hare three lines
. mm, la this column uoder appropriate beading
ttherale ol SI..V) jr luontUor aw per year
'a-abluerlrl7 in advance.
A. HAUJtY-leelerineHoMS,Tlnan.l Hani
ware. UuUdwiI rumen' linpleiiwuts, Wire
joods, Hefrlirerator, I'urups and bidden.
15 Coounerolal Avenue. IjuitmiiKi and Jul)
Work dun on abort notice.
J. S. Med AUET-UttUer in hvd and toft Iiub
r, Sourioc, ceilinir, aiding and surfaced
lumber, lath tail shluKles. 'f)U end yam
mott Twentieth street and WasbinKton avenue"
LANCASTER ft UICK-Dealera in a.
loors, blinds, etc., bard and soft lumlier and
olnftes, Yard and tittle. Commercial avenue,
oraer 171b street.
I). HAHTMAX Dealer In Qiieeneware, Toyi,
Uuips and all kind of fancy article. Conirucr
:al a enua, corner Mb street.
WILLIAM WINTER Sixth Mrti-t hrlweeu
DonMaereialsTenue and Waihington svenitr.
ClatlUBK anal Jlerchaut rallarln;.
JOIIS ANTRIM -Merchant Tailor und dealer
In Ready Made Clotliinn. 7 Ohio
Real Estate Agencies.
M. J. HOWLEY-Real Kstate Ajrent. Buys
BI1U Milil nu nuM, vkjticuia ittiiui, rn .--
tur non-resiilenta, etc. Commercial uyuiuf, be-
iwwaNlnUi awl Tenth streets.
(1VKI.K k THISTLEWOOD
11 Cotton and Tobacco rectors and pro
prietors of tb Farmers' Tolwcco w arcHou-,-.
lib a tl Commnier:lal Avenue.
i (ieneral Forwarding aud Commission
merchant, for the aale of f arm, Garden, Or
,liard aud Dairy I'roduoe. ' Ohio Levee.
EA. wiucli.o K;o.
(jeneral Forwarding and Coiuinhtion
ntcrchsnu, and dealer la all kinds of ruit and
Produce. W Ohio Levee. Conl(rniiient lolic
ted, Bieaclls fiirnUhed on sppluauou .
The ordinary Porous Plaster, on account
tit lta peculiar mechanical action, t esteem
ad an article ol merit; but Bennou's Caprine
foroui Plaster ii considered an article of
extraordinary merit. It has the name
inachanfcal action, and, in ailditlon, pos
eases medicinal qualities ol a remarkable
tature, which causes it to act at once,
relieve pain Immediately, and cure where
other Porous flasterswlll not even relieve
Foe RhmmtUtt, I.aru' an Weak Bars, Spina
Disease, t rie in the Jtack, Kidney IMaeai,
prams awl hruieea, Severe I'aini and fllilrhr.,
vVeaJinesa of the Bark, 'tc.
The manufacturer of
BtroBOn'i Capcine Plaster
Received die II Ighast Medal at Die t.enteuulal.
Ills now the itandird remedy. Its as
toalahlDg pain relieving and atrengtbenlD
quattile attracted the attention ol the Cen
tennial Jurror and thousand of pbynlciaus
who visited the Centennial, who pronounc
ed it tUooest remedy ever Invented for the
aUments. Isold py all Druggist,
rrlee, 23 cent.
J0 Barclay Bros, will supply the trade
A new and wonderful invention for
muling. Wastes like magic ; better than
aoap lor washing anything ; washes in one
third of the time ; washes In hard or soft,
bat or cold water; Ula only preparation
ever Invented that wiil prevent woolens
iron shrinking; worth four timet its price
for washing woolens alone.
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher
fscomnundt It to all housekeeper, nayi:
"They will rejoice both tor economy's take
tad tho taftry ol tieir clothing, ami that It
ran no more injure clothing or hand" than
c ommon w arm water. '
BEABCKY A JOhVMO,
21 I'Utt Street, New York.
tZTBirefoy V-ron. will supply trade In
B.T. HnnkM'a Bitter Wine of Iron.
This truly valuable tnnic baa ben so thor
auchly tetd by all elaaaes of tiie community
that it ia now deemed inditprnsable ait a turns
loed trUie It costs but liule, purifies the
tiitwdaae' Vive tone to the stomach, renovates
the system and prolongs life. Everybody
LBould have it. ,
ur the cor of Weak Stomachs, General De
bllirr. Indigestion, Diaraats of the' btomach
and twr all cases requiring a tonic.
Tbia wine iocluile the most agreeable and
JBoieol salt ol iron we poasesa Citrate ol
auMoeUe otide combined itb the raont ener
etlc of all vegetable tunica Yellow Peruvian
lo v8 want somcthlnc to strengthen you ?
lx T03 want a good ajtpi-tite V
Do fOJ want to get ml of nervousiicas I
Do yott want energy t
Ito von want to sleep well ?
Do you want to build up your conetitutiou t
Do you want to feel well ,
Do rou want a brink and vigorous feeling ?
If yoT.lo.try libiKElS HiTlElt WINS
jf IKON. . .
I oily ak a trial of this great medicine!
Asivartof couuterl'eiU, aa Kuukel's Hitler
Wiueo, Iron is the only tare and eflectual
reaaedy lo the known world lor the perruanan.
emi of Dyaocpsia and Debility, and as there are
aura bar ol uoitations offered to the public,
1 woald caution iba community to purchie
Bon but the genuine article, manufactured by
B. KuJiel, and haying his siajcp on the cork
f every bottle. The vey fact that others are
trviair to imitate this valuable medicine, proves
(Is wokthend speaks volumes in it lavur. Uct
hegnuliM. K. K. Kunkel's
d onJ Us 11 botUn. Sold by lnitrgiate
aa aaaiars every where. .. r. Kiinkel. i'ro-
prialor, ivi atorui ainiu aircci, uupiuui..
TAPE WOBH BKMOVED ALIVK.
Bead and all eoncplst in two hours. No
sWaiUhead passes. Meat, Pin and c!ionac.b
Aorma removed by Dr. Kunkel, I'M North
Ninth stiact, Fhiladslpbla, Pa, find tor c.l.
Milarorask you druggist for a bottle or Dr.
tUaad't Worm Syrup, it never fails, fries 1 1
Dealer in Fresh Meat
ftotwoon Waahington andlOommerula
At ndjolalixr Hanny'a.
W0OLXSALX AND BK2AIL.
nr TEJB CITY.
Good Sold Very Clone).
Ooratr 19th St. and OenamerolaJ Av,
C O. PATIEB A CO.
TION. ' 400lnedby u In (BO ihyl 8traddla
k.vTmadeil.760. llOOkav said 11,700
i. mT"' We iuaV ril 60 day gtraddlea
MoeaVnaianedTr no profit is mads. Keferennt
f HOB MILL A CO.
150 BET S00IBTIK8
'1 lie Vtilxlif-- of the above "rder meet
at their hall the tint and third Monday
n each month. Commercial seuue, door
suuthol Titlt street, strip. in. , , ...
Juhm I). lliUMk,Q. Gj"t;.
rrv A8CALON LODGE, SO. 61.
IIIV UIIIV mV 1 114 a I'M awirin .
DAI.I'. A Anur.n iaiuu, r"
Jmlependrut Onlia of ()dd-rel-lowa,
meets every Thursday night
at lutlf 'paat seven, In their hall on
mmercial avenue, letw;n bixlh and rkventb
. . . . r r i l. v.' l mil
b rttu ' D' l'roiiD, n.u.
1AIHO KNCAMPMKNT, I. O. 0. F.. meet
Vin tMd-sWIowH" Hall on the flrst and third
l ucaday in every month, at Imif-paM seven
A . Coaimiw. C P
n (JAlllO LOUUK.NO. S07,A.ir. 4 A.M.
Am- Uold reeiilar coiuinunimtions in ila
VjT sonic Hall, comer Commercial avenue
Nud Eighth strwt, on the second and
Vuirth Monday of each month.
HATK Of AIIVKHTIHINU.
CfAll bills for advertising, arc due and pay
able ix aovanc
Transient advertiaing will be inserted at the
rate of (1 00 er iwuare for the llrut Insi-rtion
and 6 cents for each u!.e.ciieut one A liberal
dlaoount will be made on suinding and disd
Jfor inserting Funeral notice 1 Notice of
meeting of societies or secret orders 60 cent for
Church, Society, Festival and Supper notices
will only be inserted as advertisements
No advertisement will be received at less than
80 cents, and no advertisement will be inserted
lor leas than three dollurs per month
LOCAL HINI.NLHW NOTIt 'KB
Of one aquaru (S linen space) or more, In
serted In the Ui'U.khn an follows : (Less
than one square counted as a square.)
One Insertion per square - 50
Two insertions per square.- 73
Three Insertions rr square 1 00
Six insertions per gquure 1 73
Two weeks per square.. - 2 50
One month per square- 3 50
pe:l!l ntU'H inaae on wiyH n'iveru.o
menu or lor longer time,
View of Marriage !
AOuldato Weii;o;t f"i
itiiuinttal irni sf ,a tut
iui.n ol iiiArnAtf: it.d tfrt
i-ftiiiwifhat unfit lur il tli tf
-OA NO rrtirf KpiOtiui.tion n4
A I ok lor firiTilf. f oiled-
A PHi w aT E MEDICAL ADVISER1
fntlldiordrrol a rnvtc titur t.ut irom flif
Abuse, BxoessM, or bcx-ret Ijiskams, i;u V. Ui
irntMiof ' urr, Xti .wr uVrt. ptit 'Al ti.
A CLINICAL LECTUHEufi the Ut d in-l
the ut the TtiroUt'0 LunifS, CaUarrb&uptur,Ui
Opium H-bit.kcprc 10 ti.
.it!i m-LMttat(I un irr!p( o! pr.i : or s 1 thrw,
rominitiif nmi!' . Icin'iiu; y u.uatntrtl. I'-r n.
OaJivM ZE. urTa.Nt. US. stliai. bt. Ix-ma. Ma
THURSDAY, October 4, 1977.
A TI I sr. m i:tn.
Three Nights, Commencing
Thursday, Oct 4.
Tho Popular Western Comedian
MR. JOHN DILLON
And the Charming Actross
MISS LOUISE DILLON
Supported by a Company of Dis
tinguished Merit and Respect
ability. Tlitirsday Xiirlit.
Now ruiiiiiiiE to its .'0ih tlnin In I .nmlmi
The "ii-vctcnlul comedy nt iroilu M in
the leading cities.
Saturday Xijjlit Dillon's best.
J)E BOOTS AND HOLLER
'J'hese plays are presented vliU njtpro
priate scenery and stage tnoimtings.
Admission, 50 t'enu. Reserved scats,
2 fcyTlukeU on aale at Dan llat tniiui's.
No Fnllnre Knonu,
There is no case on record where Dr.
Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and
llorokound has Jailed to five satistaction.
On the other hand, whenever it lias been
used by our people, In severe colds,
coughs, asthma, bronchitis, croup,
wbonpinK'Coujjh and consumption, they
arc enthusiastic in its praise. Contain
Ing no opium or other dangerous th ug,
It does not constipate, and is safe to ad
minister in all conditions of health. This
ii an Important announcement, and the
suffering are advised to heed It. Trial
size, 10 cents; largo sizes, 30 cents and
Ono Dollar. Sold by Barclay Bros.
Also agents for Prof. Parker's Pleas
ant Worm Syrup, which Is sure death to
worms. Pleasant to take and requires
no physic. Price 25 cents Try It,
The l.uropenii Hlcl-Df iliictlm lu
Mrs. Harry Walker, proprietress of
the European Hotel, being well awaro
ol tho stringency of money, lias reduced
rates to all who may wish regular board
to sixteen dollors per month or four dol
lars per week, for day board. In con
nection with tha European Hotel Is a
first class restaurant where oysters,
game and nil other delicacies will ' b
irvd at all hours during day or night.
Cot.Nt'n. Ciia.miu:k. t'Atiio, Irx. )
October 'i, 177. j
Present-Mayor Winter and Aldermen
Foley, Hallklay, Lancaster, O'Calhhan,
Rlttenhottsa and W right 0.
On motion ol Alderman Wright, the
minutes ot thu h'H regular and inter
vening special meeting, tuod approved
irSFINISHKl) lit SINKS'.
The resolutions laid over utlat meet
ing lor llnal action trail next regular
meeting were taken up, and on motion
ot Alderman Wright, were amended by
striking out tho words "on the northerly
tide ot Fourteenth street, between t.cdar
street and lot '1, block "3, city of Cairo;
on the easterly side of Ceder i-trc t, be
tween Fourteenth street und high
ground near Fifteenth street.''
Tho resolutions after being so
amended read as follows:
Jlcnolued, That tho following named
sidewalks be aud they arc hereby de
clared to be un.-ale, and the stipei intenu-
eat ol streets directed to havu the tame
tore down, to-wit: On northerly side ol
Third street between Commercial and
Washington avenues; on easterly side ot
Washington avenue, between .Seventh
and hlglith street; on east
erly side of Commercial uveuuu
between ri.th und Kighth street; on
northerly side, of Sixth street, between
Washington und Commercial avenues;
on northerly side of Klahtli street, be
tween Wushingtoii and Coui.'tH'K.'ial av
enues; on the northerly and
southerly sides ol .Ninth street,
between Washington avenue and
Cedar street; on northerly side ot Tenth
street, between Washington avenue and
Cedar street; on northerly side of Divis
ion street, between Washington avenue
and Polar street; on westerly side ot
Wushiiigton avenue, between Kighteenth
and Twentieth streets.
JlttoUed, That the foregoing -id'-walks,
so far as practicable, as last u torn down
be replaced with a siillieieHt till of earth
to conform with thcestabli.-hcd giade, to
be covered or topdrcsed with cinders or
gravel, said work to be done under the
direction ol tho committee on streets; and
be it lurthiT
t,:i.,l, l, That the city clerk adv.Tte
under the ordinance Xo. 1J 1 lor the recon
struction ol the lollowiiig sidewalks, to
wit: On northerly side of Twentieth street,
between Commercial uventie and J.evee
itreet, excepting that already r construc
ted by 'harles (laligher; on southerly
side ol Fourteenth street, between Wash
ington avenue and Poplar street.
On motion of Alderman Wright the re
solutions were adopted bv the billow ing
vote : si
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lancaster,
O'Cidlalui!), Rittenhouse and Wright 0,
itKPOP.TS or cn v oi ri. j:u.-.
The report ot P.. F. Parker, citv tn i
surer, for the month oi .September, was
submitted, and on motion ol Alderman
llalliday, received and referred to city
Report ol John C. Talbott, street super
visor, for tho month ot September, was
read.and on motion of;Aldcitnan Wright,
referred to finance comuiittce.
Report of J.J. Bird, police imiitra!e,
for the month of September, was read,
and on motion of Alderman llalliday. re
ceived, approved and ordered filed.
Report of Pat. Malioney,city jailor, for
the month of September, was submitted
and rr.id, and on motion of Alderman
O'Callahau approved and ordered liied.
The following report of J. 1!. Phillis,
city comptroller, showing the e-pcudi-
tures and balances in the several appro
priation funds up to Sept. W7, was
on motion of Alderman Wright received,
approved and ordered tiled, also publish
ed with the proceedings, to-wit ;
l or wftul account.
$ ',,"i.'l in
Hoard of Health....
City Clerk's Olh.1
, .ll' Ml
1 ,V)'J id
i f 1.1,'iH n
lAldtrmanPatier appeared m hi seat.
The report of Win. IJ. (filbert, .,
corporation counsel, was submitted and
read upon an ordinance entitled "An
ordinance to regulate wharfs and wharf
age in the port ol Cairo," referred to him,
on Sept. 11, 1S77, for his opinion us to
the legality or right of the tity council to
enact the same, and reads as lollows, viz:
Law Okmckof Giu:kn& Gn.itKur, )
Cairo. Ills., Oct. 'Jnd, 1877.
To IU Ihn. City Cmhcil o the C.Vy .J
Cknti.emkn: lu malttrot "An Ordi
nance to regulate wharls aud w uarlage in
tho Port ol Cairo," retered to me by your
honorablo body lr an "opinion as to the
legality of said ordinance aud right of the
city council to pass the same," 1 beg to
First In the case ot l.nsminger vs.
the people, etc., reported in 17 Ills, reports
pg. etc., directly involving the ques
tion ol'fay lor & Parsons riyht to charge
aud collect compensation for us ol Cairo
wharls, t to,, tne supreme court oi tins
state announced "as the settled law ol
tills state," that the banks ol the river and
wharfs thereon whrn owned by private
Individuals are their private property;
that they are not subject to nny public
servitude, and those using the same must
acquire the right by agreement, etc.; that
riparian owner, having tho riitht to the
exclusive use thereof, persons navigating
tho river can not land aud use the same,
against the will of tho riparian owner,
and become trespassers if they do so
without consent; that the riparian ow
ner, like tho owner of other private prop
erty, has the ri-jht to charge and collect
a reasonable compensation for tho two
thereof; and that these well established
and recognized rights of property held
by individuals can not bo divested ex
cept by regular condemnation through
tho exercise ot the right of eminent do
main nndcr the limitations and restne
lotu of the constitution, etc., etc.
Kcoond In the esso ot Taylor & Par
sons vs. the city of Cairo, decided in the
circuit court of tho United States for tho
Southern district of Illinois, at. the Juno
term, A. D., 1806, lamlllar, doubtless, to
every member ol tho city council, nnd
wherein tha ownership of the entire river
front and wharfs at the port of Cairo
was directly In Issue, It was decided ami
Adjudged by the oourt, tho lion. David
Davis, of tho United States supreme
court presiding, that said river front and
wharfs wer the prlvato property of
Taylor & Parsons, nnd that they, as
owners thereof, have the legal right to
ohsrge and collect from tnose landing at
and using the same a reasonable com
pensation therefor; and that tha city ol
Culro had 10 rljht to charge or collect
any wuarlige tor or on account thereol,
and It waj by the court ordered, ad
judged, anl decreed "That the dt.lend
urn, tho chy ol Cairo bo forever enjoined
from taklig, receiving or co.Uctlng any
wharfuge compensation Irom any steam
bout, llatluat, keclboat or any other
craft for laiding, mooring or receiving
or dlsctiaruig any lteighi or passengers
on the whirl or landing opposite the
city of Cairo and between Levee
street in sdd city aud tho Ohio river;
und ilio that delcnduni, her ser
vants und aeuU bo perpetually enjoined
from collecimg or attempting to collect
from thu ujinpluiuauts (Taylor & Par
sous) or their servants or agents any line
or penalty 'or demanding or receiving
any sum or sums ot money or any vidua
able thing of tho agent, master, owner or
owners of toy steamboat or other water
cratt for tin privilege ol landing or lay
ing at the wharf of Cairo w iiliin n.iduity
Third. l.pon a caivlul reading ami
consideration ot said proposed ordinance,
lu coiinnvtioh w ith the opinion of tlie B'l
pt eme court in said case of Kiisiningcr vs.
i'tm People, see., and the record (original
bill, answer t city und final Judgment
and decree fer perpetual injunction) in
said case of Taylor & Parsons vs. 1 he
Cityot Cairo, which decree and injunc
tion ure still li full lorce and ni urijud
icdn us betwe-'ii said Taylor a Parsons
and the city, its agents and tei'vaiits, I
am oi the opii ion tliat tho former c ase,
settling us it d-ies the law ol tins State in
regard to privitc rvliarls, riparian owners,
and their riht to uiak.! reasonable
charges und collect thciii lur the use ot
such wharls Hid theirsoil bordering upon
the river; an I the latter case settling its it
docs thcoivier.-hlpol Taylori Pai'-ons in
and thu rive- front and w harts at the Port
of (. airo are conclusive as against "Hie
legality ot sdd ordinance and thu riht
ol tho city ts pjss the same."
it is nut chimed by the city that it has
ever since the rendition of said decree,
etc., in suit if Taylor aud Parsons v-,, the
city ot Cam by condemnation or nr
chase, divesL-d the rights of Taj ioi- ,t
Parsons in rj-pect lo said river lion', or
wharls or any part thereof; aud w. .e.iii
such purchase or condemnation, saei .e
cree so long us it remains in lull lorce
(as it does j according to the well r. en.oi
Zed principle ol law that where u i, e
teiit legal tr.buiial has nnec by i - j mo
ment or decree, settled thi! el in .nd
rights of parties, those rights, it-' een
the parties fi the suit are r-.a-i-j
c-Mops the ciiy Irom denying I v j
rarsons owner iiin ot me riv .i m
and w harls at the port of Cairo, s l-o
those private rights ot propcir .vincii
pertain tn stieli owmThip- .) 't
which under saiil decision in ti; tnin-
ger case is the right to charge.. i. oile t
u reai-onablc coinpeii-alion lor li. i se ol
tlcir pn.pi-rty tiom vc--cl-', etc - ii:d.i)g
at and ilfiilf tht; same or sucli mi i as liy
contract, may tin agreed ti( ti net ween
siid owners ol said property and
masters, etc., of said v..-eis.
While "like the use of other property
and service, the charges must tut be un
reasonable or exorbitantly high;'' yet
the reasonableness ot the euargo is a
question to be settled either by agreement
between the owners of the nvcr Iront
and steamboat owners, or by the courts,
nnd not arbitrarily by tho city conned oi
the city of Cairo. .Neither the council,
nor the legislature itM-dt. can divei
private rights us adjudicated and
determined by the courts, which
are alono the expounders ot the
constitution and laws; and the powt r of
the city "to hx tae rate ot wiiariage
und dockage," construed with relcrence
to the other provision-; ol the charter, us
well us constitutional legislative power
and adjudicated private rights, was only
Intended to, and can only tie held to ap
ply to public, wharls owned oy the citv
and not private wharls, whieti ure the
private property of others; and the
lurtlicr power ''to regulate und control
the use ot public and private landing
place, wharls, docks and levees," sim
ply relates to the use, not the wuarts
themselves, aud has relcrence only to
such reasonable police regulations as
etlect the use and violate no private
rights ot property.
Tn conclusion, without eloboraiion,bi.t
taking the law as I Hud it, my opinion is
against the "legality ol said ordinance,'
because it violates private rights as estab
lished by the udjudieated cases and prin
ciples hereinbefore brielly referred to,
and thue is no power in the council to
pass the same legally and constitution
ally; and my opinion is again-t "the
right of the city council to p:is the
same," not only because of want ol
power, but also because so to do, would
be in contempt oi the I Hited States cir
cuit court, Whose injunction is still in
lorce as atorcsaid pel pettially enjoining
the city, her servants, etc., troni even
"atteinptirg to colled" Irom Taylor it
Parsons any flue or penalty lor demand
ing or receiving any sum or sums ot
mo. ev. etc.. ol unv water t raft for the
privilege of hut ling at the wharf of
Cairo within said city limits. In view of
tin: decisions already made, the city
owns no public whurf of its own, out all
the ( airo'w harts are Taylor iV. Parson's
private property; and it In lug pre-uum d
that your honorable body would not
pass an ordinance except with the inten
tion of trying to enforce its penalties, the
passage ot the ordinance would be
deemed a first step towards "attempting
tocolfect," etc., as af.ires-dd and suhj .ct
your honorable body to a charire of con
tempt, ete. Rcpectfully yoiii's,
Wm. II. GlI.M-T.T,
On motion of Alderman Patier, the re
port was received, ordered printed aud
referred together with all paper couuect
cd therewith to finance committee,
The linauce committee reported that
they had received from B. F. Parker, city
treasurer, general eily orders, special
levee certificates, Ac, redeemed during
the month of (September, nil of which
they had tins day destroyed by burning,
und in amounts as follows, viz ;
General city orders 1."is7 -IS
Special lcyce certificates l.uil lb
Interest paid on above 201
IS md No.'l'iil authorized by ordi
nance Xo. "iS, approved July
20th, 1 SC5, uid due Sept. Ur,
lS7.- M is)
On motion ol Alderman Wrignt, the
report was received, approved an I or
The comuiittce on police, jal and lire
department reported the want of neces
sary repairs ut tho jail, and recommended
that thu same he made.
On motio'.i of Alderman P.iiler the
committee were authorized to maUu such
repairs as were npcessary by the follow
lug yote : ' ' '
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lanr-vster,
O'Cullahan, Patier, Rittcmioiise and
Xays Xone. j ...
Alderman Foley presented a petition,
signed by the president, , secretary and
committee of tho Delta City. Fire Co.,
which was read by the clerk, stating the
loss by lire of their englno house on tho
morning of tUo I2t!j of September, there
ty leaving them homelvsi. Iui6idltly
utter the expenditure of a large amount
of money in Improvements, aud that mid
Improvements were made from their own
binds and that hcrctoloro they had not
asked or received uid from the city, but
being now completely Impoverished, res
pect lully pray for the passage of an ordl
ancc for their relief thai will enable them
to purchase a lot and build it substantial
On motion ot Alderman Wright the
petition was referred to the ordinance
conuniitoe with Instructions to rport
thereon against lirst regular meeting.
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS.
'!'l;e lollowiiig bills against the city wei o
pies'-iiii d and read.
Henry Winter, mayor il ti"
.1. It. l'hillis. city clerk 7' 00
15. F. Parker, treasurer no 00
t '. D. Arter, marshal 7." ot)
Win. McGee, attorney ill :)
J. J, Bird, magistrate t' no
M. O. Alaley, policeman tin hi)
II. Sargt-nt, policeman ii on
Win. F. Axlcy, policeman (ID 00
1). .MeCirtli" pollecmaii fid 00
Henry Stout, health olllcer 10 days 20 00
Tim Gorman, street superintendent 00 00
On motion ot Alderman llalliday the
above -alary hilis were allowed and or.
deri.d paid by the following vote :
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahau, Patier, Ritteiihou-e and
J. S. .Metiitliey, iVS it. oak lum
ber at DO :i 21
Jacoh Mem, sin) i,n(Jk
yard sand 2 00
X. A. Devote. JO days' labor on
sidewalk ut I .V) , ;(J 0D
.fumes Keating, i days' labor on
Mil.-walk at I J'i 25 On
John Sullivan, !.. tilling loads
sidewalk linnl" r at III) 10 5u
t . W. Ile'idi-r- .c, f kegn'J H nails
at it ' 1 1 12 00
Peter Cirriher, H days' work on
sirei ts with team ut '1 M 20 f7
'I'nm Meliau, 11 davs same at 1 "0. 9 'i
P. II. Corcoran, 1; days 'imo at
2 no i H7
.lame It. i, i ilays -ame ar 2 T,i... I 7
Wm. l lariu. days same at 2 V... S 12
Ilu-e, l.ooiui-,' io H". ice br strict
lal.or.-r- montii" ot .(uii;', July,
, i 1 1 t and September s I1.'
.l.c'ob K!ee, ll lbs. ice lor .-ircit
l.ilmrs September 'M
P. .Mabniuy, 7 days' work on
drain- Willi chain franir at 2 K... If UU
Alike (I nililian, KM day.-,' same at
l i:i 1 '
Gideon Ii: rosi lier, burying dead
body found Hauling in .Missis
sippi river 2 00
Fred. iood, reiuovingand burying
lie ill llllir ,il
K. II. ('iiuuln:liaiii.rent ol council
ehamliiT to Del. 1st 10 00
(', W. Henderson, bottoming
sunn L'ung can i.t
(.'airo City Gas company. as con
siuned city . council chamber,
month of September (J."
Pat Mahoney, dieting prisoners
during month of September !'l ."0
Pat .Mahoney, dieting prisoners he
mic trial 11 M
Cairo City Gas company, gas con
sumed In city jail during month
ol September SO
Cairo Bt i.i.nis, publishing pro
ceedings, etc., Septimbcr 7U
A. W. Pyatt&Co., binding treas
urer's reporu 1 25
N. A. Devore, I days work on
Park Ihiicp. Bt SI 50 0 00
James Keating, 4 days same at 1 25 5 00
CD. Arter. expenses returning
pauper to Fulton, Ky 2 70
Thus. W. llalliday. fare und ex
penses of trip to Spiinglleld to
appear before board ol equaliza
tion 2U 30
11. T. Gerould, repairs on Market
square and court house pumps 9 75
II. T. Gerould, repairs on Market
square pump 3 M
John McN'ulty, fastenings for park 75
Jim Orange, refunding of license 2 10
On motion ot Aiderman Patier the
above bill were referred to the committee
HI. SOLUTION 5.
By Alderann llalliday:
;:.i'dirl. That the city clerk be in
stiucted to advertise for proposals tor
putting in live hundred yards of dirt
tilling on Commerciiil avenue, between
Thirtieth and Thirty dour; h streets.
By Alderman llalliday:
l!',.lrrl. That the citv clerk is here
by authorized to purchase lor the use of
the council chamber, one copy ol ite
vised Statutes of Illinois, Jlurd'n revi
Adoped by the following vote:
Avis I'olev, HulUday, Lancaster,
O'Callahau. Patier, lattenhon-e and
By Alderman Lancaster:
Hrini,-?,!. That n committee ol three
be appointed to make an estimate oi tne
urn ,!i e ens ill iiroeur iff enoiiL'ii locii
and placing the same on the inside, (or
next to the sidewalk) M protect tne new
till on Commercial avenue from the
wash ol rain and sipe water, and report
at the next regular meeting. Adopted.
The mayor in compliance witli the
above resolution, appointed as such
committee Aldermen Lancaster, Wright,
By Alderman Lancaster:
;,.,,;,.,, That the Cairo and Viiv
crones railroad company, be required to
comply Willi Itcviseil uruinaiices, seu. i,
1 v.. 'itnirr rrrailes. eroijSlll".
fic. that said railroad ho required to
rrrado both sides ot tne track, so uiai
vehicles ol all kinds can ero nny and
all portions of said track lay ine between
Twentieth and Thirty -fourth streets.
By Alderman Patier:
i:.suL'(J, That the city marshal is here
by instructed tonolify thet.'airoand Vin
cei.nes railroad company to comply with
tins ordinances in relation to crosjings
between 2nd and 20th street s on Commer
cial avenue, and report at next meeting
their answer adopted,
HV Alderman Foley:
j;, nohMl,TiA the street superintendent
be, and is hereby instructed to rebuild
sidewalks dost roved by lire on Commer
rial avenue and Kighteenth street, under
the direction of the committee on streets.
Adopted by the following vote:
Ayos-Folcy, llalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callaham, Patier, Rittonhouse nnd
. MISCt:i.I.AN'K0t;fi llUSINESg.
The resignation ' of Henry Stout jis
health offleor, to takecflect Sept. U, 1377,
was read and on motion of Alderman
The contracts and bonds of Wm. Dal
ley and Miko Calvin for filling and gra
ding of Walnut and Sixth streets wero
"read, and en motion of Alderman Lan
caster, approved. '
a rnmnmnloatlon from Ex-Treasurer
V. 31. Stoekfleth, with cItyreasuror' re
ceipt thereto, attached,, loj;4,I9Q, A . was
Mid, settle ftirth the reasons why such.
amount rciualned unpaid was read, and
a motion of alderman llalliday, recelr
eJ and ordered tiled.
The mayor reported thu release Irom
jail ol one Joe Smith.
The mayor presented und had read a
circular letter from tho commltteo of
Memphis Chamber ot Commerce, which
reads as follows, viz :
I.eVKESiM) KUt'LAMATIOX OK 0VEIIFL0W-
CllA.MIIF.lt OF COMMr.UCK, 1
Mr.Mi'ius, Tf.nn., i ipt. 12, 1S77. J
7u I1U Uonor, the Mayor of Cuiru, III.:
Df.ah Sin : The undersigned, commit
tee, appointed by the Memphis Chamber
ot Commerce to memorialize the congress
ol thu United States upon the subject of
speedy uelluii on the purl ol the general
government looking to the reclamation
irom uunuul overilow of the immense
bodies of vuluuhle uuricultitrul land bor
dering the Mississippi river and tributar
ies, by the uilopiiou oi such system oi
levees, cut i lis and outlets us muv be
deemed advisable by the government,
beg re-pccllully to hand you the enclosed
memorial, and usk lor it your earnest
consideration. It Is proposed to bring
the matter before congress at an early
day ot the approaching session, and with
the view ol strengthening the hands ol
our Immediate representatives, it is de
sirable that they sliull curry with them to
Washington an unmistakable ex
pression of popular sentiment on this
most important subject, from the people
id every town and city Interested. To
this tnd the accompunytni; Memorial
will be extensively circulated; and we
would suirgest that you cause a pub
lie iiieeliii'' ol your citizens to be held
und the otlleiiil action endorsed thereon,
or cause a separate .Memorial to be pre.
pil ed, covering similar ground. Where
pubbo meetings aro impractical, ive rec
ommend that the enclosed .Memorial bo
signed as extensively as possible. Be
lieving that favorable action on the part
of congress may be reasonably expected
il our representatives are prepared to
press the subject vigorously ut the open-
ing.of session. we earnestly urge upon you
the importance ot early action, nnd the
return of Memorial to the under-
signed chairman, at a date not later than
October 12, lSi i . v cry respectfully,
Thos. II. Ai.i.kn. Chairman,
J. C Xef.i.v,
If. G. Smith,
V. B. Gai niiKAi ii,
Jas. S. Richardson,
Committee Memphis Chamber of Com-
On motion ot Alderman Patier, the
mayor was Instructed to appoint a com
mittee to circulate the memorial for
elgner-, and the circular letter ordered
published with the proceedings.
The mayor also submitted to the coun
cil a preamble a'.d rerolutions adopted
by the St. Paul Jiamber ol commerce,
giving the wheat products of Miunesota,
Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri,
aggregating imy i&D,ouo,tiuo ousneis,
or nearly one-halt of tho entire product
ot the l.'nitod States; and that the gram
product of the Xew England states Is
estimated as barely sufficient to supply
them with bread for three weeks, leaving
the states of the Mississippi valley the
great and almost only exporting states
of wheat; and that tho Mississippi river
Is the trunk lino tor heavy transporta
tion, upon which the whole couutry
must depend as a check upon exhorbi
taut freights, and the duty ot the general
government to make this great highway
of commerce navigable with a mini
mum ol five feet of water from St. Paul
to the gulf to do thij in tha least possi
ble time regardless of red tape; that
it Is national and paramount to all others
at this time.
That the appropriation heretofore made
of $30,000 for the entire Mississippi river,
below St. Paul out of about $1,000,000
appropriated for other localities, was un
just and wrong to tho northwest; thut It
has been neither expended at all, or if ex
pended, frittered away without tymovinS
a and bar, that these wrongs fliust be
righted, aud can be speedily righted, It
the representatives in congress ot the
Mississippi valley from Xew Orleans to
St. Paul will stand shoulder to shoulder
aud vote as one man lor this purposo
consenting to, and voting for no otner Im
provemeut until this Improvement Is pro
vided for, and to bring this ahout, editors
and representative men of the Mississippi
valley are rrquestd to meet In conven
tion at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, the
litis day of Oct. next, etc., etc.
On motion of .Alderman Patier the pre
amble nnd resolutions were received and
ordered filed, ami a committee appointed
as suggested by the mayor, consisting of
two members of the council and three
Irom the city at large, by tho lollowiiig
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lanaister,
O'Callahau, Patier, Rittenhouse nnd
The mayor appointed as such commit
tee Aldermen Wright and Wood ol the
council; and Capt. 'V. P. llalliday, Col.
J. .3 itoardon and lion. D. T. Llnegar o
On motion of Alderman llalliday, the
J. B. Phii.i.is, City Clerk.
Fmah Baltlmora ovuter. raw. stewed
or fried, at all hour of the day or night,
at xlarry wamor a uryaiaa aaiuvu.
The firm of Lancaster & Rice, haying
distanced nil competitors In their line of
business, al ways selling at tho low t
llgures, keeping constantly on hand a
tiill supply ot building and finishing
lumber of all kinds; doors, sash nnd
blinds, oil, lead and glass. In lact every
thing in the building line. All orders
promptly lillcd at tho lowest bottom
-Superior Mobila Oyatera at Sproate',
Comor Twelfth and La vea. Ahso Maok
iuaw Trout and Whit Flh on Friday,
Yon Cu nova
Money by getting your building material
of Lancaster i!fc Rice, They are selling lum
ber at mill prices; a large amount of white
phie and cypress shingles ot tho best brand
constantly on hand. Wo sell pine shin
gles at $1.75 per thousand; sawed cedar
posts at at 25 cents each; white pine floor
ing at $32.50 per thousand; pine siding
at $15.00 per thousand. Try your luck
with this Arm. tf.
tM.h Btltlmor oyatera. nt. atawad
or fri4, at all hour of tha doy or aLfat,
at Harry Walkar'e Oryitai Xtf. . li
AT THI BASE Ol9 TiU.
not 'Richard HTailf" but Xattatm
Mr. 8. Matson desires to announce to
the citizens ot Cairo and the surround
ing country, that he has returned Iron
California, and again casting bis lot In
Cairo, has opened a new stock ol BOOTS
AND SHOES at the same old stand, No.
140 Washington avenue, between Eighth
and Ninth streets, where, while thanking
his old friends lor their past patronage,
ho desires to shake bands with them, and
supply them and many new customers
with anything they need in his line, ilia
stock is coming right In every day, and
is the best tho market aflords. All are
invited to call. 27-1 m
Fresh Baltlmora oyster, raw. atswad
or fried , at all hour of tha day or night,
at xiarry w aiaer a ury aiai oaioon. at
from Swamp and Mtairals,
From land left saturated by receding
floods, and Irom pools stagnating In sun
ken lots on tho outskirts of cities, rises a
vapor pregnant with disease. Its name
is miasma, and It is laden with the seeds
of fever and ague, bilious remittents, and
other malarial disorders. How to cope
successfully with these destructive mala
dies is a problem solved more than a
quarter ol a century ago by the discovery
ot Hostetter's Stomaci Bitters, which
has proved Itself an absolute speeltk for
miusmatic disease In every form, its sure
preventive, nnd a superb invigorant and
general alterative of disordered conditions
of the system. Irrefragible evidence to
prove (bis fact has been accumulating for
years, and scarcely a day passes without
some fresh corroboration of it. Eminent
physicians have, after a thorough test,
pronounced the article perfectly effica
cious ond absolutely pure, and the
American people long ago adopted It as
heir favorite household remedy.
-Superior Mobile Oyster at Sproat',
Corner Twelfth and Levee. AJao ICaak
inaw Trout and White Flab on Friday.
'I.i my ram. in and tha Public ;
1 take this method of introducing t
you my new place ot doing business In
the future. Reason and experience
has demonstrated to you and I
Hint no house that sell on
a credit can compete with those doing
business on a cash system. This being
true I have resolved to do a strictly cash
business in the future. I propose to re
duce the price of all my goods from 6 to
15 per cent., thus giving the buyer the .
advantage ot going to market and buy
ing where goods are sold lor cash,
only. Goods will be de
livered to any part of the city as usual.
From this day we will have no pus book
accounts, nor keep any books In our
house of any kind. Thanking you for
past favors, we would ask a continuance
ot the same under our new system.
Sept. 30th, 1877 2t.
Kd. Braxton has returned to his old
stand In the Reiser building, where he is
better prepared than ever to accommo
date his patrons and the public who
may favor him with a call. He has gone
to considerable expense In fitting up a
couple of nicely furnished rooms, which
he has provided with all the latest Im
provements and conveniences. He em
ploys only first class workmen and those
who patronize him will have their want
attended to in style and will recelva
courteous treatment. t
-Superior Mobile Oyatera at Saroata',
Oorner Twelfth and Levee. Alao Xaok
inaw Trout and White Flab on Friday.
Is so common in the country as scarcely
to need comment. The causes which
produce it are such as cold. Irregular
living, over exertion, low spirits, night
air, exposure to miasmatic exhalations,
rtc. In large cities where edge tools
and agricultural Implements are manu
factured, the grinder protects his lungs
irom the injurious effects of the dust
flying ofl the grindstone by wearing a
respirator. The coal miner ere he de,
gcends the shaft provides himself with
safety lamp to guard against tire-damp.
Now it is equally necessary for those
who are brought in contact with any ol
the causes leading to Intermittent fever,
to provide themselves with that well
known and highly esteemed remedy
against It, the home stomach bitters.
Grand Excursion to rnlrag-o!
On Friday, Oct. 6th. Fare lor tho
round trip, Cairo to Chicago aud retern,
only $11.00. Tickets good going on spe
cial train, Oct. Oth. Good returning on all
regular trains for twenty days after arri
ving in Chicago. Accommodations will be
strictly first class, Including Sleeping
Coaches, &c. Tickets will be sold on
board the steamer Jim Flsk at Paducab,
and all points between Padutah and
Cairo; also at Hickman and Columbus,
Tickets to Milwaukee and Orand Hav
en also on sale at $3.60 and $3.50 In addi
tion to tho above rato ($11.00.) s-t-Wt
Lancaster A Rice having bought out
my entire stock, consisting of doors,
sash, blinds, glass, moulding, etc., and
added It to their already large and select
stock of a similar kind, I take pleasure
in recommenuTng all my former patrons
and the public generally,, who wish to
purchase anything in their lint to give
them their patronage. ' -
. U.L. Kuixri.
Cairo. Sept 20. 1877.- U
Craro Bala -Call susd Tay Tfsaan. .
ITavlng dlsoharged Dr. Lower and
renovated my bath rooms, with the addi
tion of a new receiver alter tM una
and most convenient style, I shall take)
great pleasure In living tetka &
medicated or otherwise, to all wko aaay
eaU on me. . ' ' ! ' V