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.ilRO BUSINESS HOUSES.
face, lu this euluiiia umlur appropriate beading
liberate ol II. W prr n.outlior till per year
arable iuaiterly in advance.
Hardware, gloves aud Tin Ware.
A. HALLEY-PilerlnStovi,Tliin.l Hard
Jare, lisi'teoand rarnwra' Implements, Wire
.oo-U, Hefrlirisratora, I'ompa end Uvldere.
1 Commercial Avenue. Guttering, and Jub
Work dime on snort notice.
J, S.Moli.UlET-Deulerlnliajilanit soflliim
,rr, tloorlnK, otillim, aiiliiiK end surfaced
lumber, lath and aliiuxles. Office and yril
aimer Twentieth street wid WashinKton avenue
LAXCASTKK A KICK-Deslera in sah.
loom, blinds, etc., hard and soft lumber and
hingles. Yard and olUcv. Commercial avenue,
oruer 17lh atreet.
1). H A HTM AN dealer In Quwnaware, Toys,
Lam) and all kimls of fancy article. ( 'oituner
i avenue, corner 'Hh atrctit.
WIIX1AM WINTKB-Sllth street between
..imiuen lal avenue and Washington avenue.
Clothing aud Jlerehanl Tailoring.
JOHN ANTIUM-Men hant Tailor and dealer
lu Kmdy slnile Clothing. 71 Ohio Levee.
Real Estate Asreucles.
M. J. HOWLEY Beat Kitate Agent. Buy
Mid U real estate, collect renta, aya U
Kr non-reldenta,etc. Commercial avenue, le
l ween Ninth and Tenth itxeeta .
H1N K LK THI8TLEWOOD
Cotton and Tobacco Faotora and pro-
(irietors of Ilia ITerniera' TokacA'u Wareliouw.
i't A 17 Cuniiuniepiutl Avenue.
Ueneral r'urwartUna; and Coinniiaiiion
futrrhant, for the sale of I'auu, (janten, Or
lutrd and Dairy I'roduce. iej obio Levie.
1 A. WIIKEI.OI K4CO.
i tienenl forwarding and Corntniwiion
merchants, and dealers in all Muds of ruit and
frodure. Hi Ohio J,cvee. CciieitriiiMenM olic
iied, Stencils fiirnUhed on applicauuu.
The ordinary Porous Plaster, on account
of it peculiar mechanical action, la esteem
ed an article ol merit; but Menson's C'apcine
Porous Hauler is considered an article of
extraordinary merit. It has the same
mechanical action, and, in audition, pos
seanex medicinal qualities oi a remarkable
tature, wbicb cauei It to art at once,
relieve pain immediately, and cure where
other Porous riastemvill not evan relieve,
Tor Kh'Mitwtjiiu, I jrui an W'ak line k, Spina
Planum, trii k in the Hack. Hidurv liiaeaeu,
mrant and Hnunea, r
ViKiiea-. t the Ilu-k
Mprarnt and Hniinea, Hevere i'umi w Hiilnj-
the llu-k, rti1.
Tr nianufacturer of
Benson's Capcine Plaster
hnxtved ib IJiKbestMrdttl at the Centennial.
It la now the nUndird remedy. Ju aa
toulahliiKpiin rellcvluif and Htrenntbenln
HUallllen attracted the attention ol tbe t en
tunnlal .lurrortand IboinandKofphyHlciann
wuovUitcdtbe Centennial, who pronouno
d It the belt remedy ever invented for tbe
lov aliuienta. told py all I)nit'itn.
jfcif Barclay Hros. will supply (Uc tra'lu
A new and womlcrlut invention for
waibing. Watben like magic ; better than
ioap for wanting anything ; wabci in one
third of tbe time ; wabe in hard or aoft,
bat or cold water; the only preparation
ever invented that will prevent wooletia
Irom ibrtnkinit; worth four timet iti price
far wanning woolens alone.
Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher
recommenda It to all houieketper, ayi:
"Tncy will rejoice both lor economy'! ake
and the lafley ol tiielr clothing, and that it
ian no more injure clotbin'or hand than
i omruon warm water."
Sr.ABCKT A JOflShW-V,
21 1'Utt Street, New York.
HTrclfcy llrw. will mpply trade in
R. r. HunUM'l Bitter Wine or I row.
Tata truly valoablc tonic bat been to Ihor
oukbly te'tol by all clauea of the community
ilutt it It now deemed iudiauentaljle an a turn
lucdicUtt. It coata but Utile, puriOea the
liluadand fifea tone to the atoiiiacn, n-noTat. o
the ayalem and prolonga lite. Everybody
bould bave U.
fur the care of Weak Stomach!, General De
bility, Indication, Dlaeaeca of tbe btumach
and for all caaea nquirinK a tonic
ibia wine Includea the aioal agreeable and
efficient aalt ol iron wa posieaaCitraie ol
inaKnetie oiale combined ttb the muni ener
getic of all vegelabto tunica Yellow 1'iruviun
Ho Tea want aorm-thing to atiengtheo
lta want a good ap!tite i
Do you want o get rid ol' nervoiiineak I
iUt fou want energy 1
o vnu want to aleep Well ?
Do yuu want to build up your conaiitutiou t
1)0 Ju want to feel Well (
lo you Want a brink and vigorcua ftelinp ?
If you .lo. try KUNKtl-'o Bin Kit V1M
I only aak atrial of thu (treat medicine'
he war of cotiawrtelte, a4 kuukel'a Hitter
Wiaweoi Iron ia the only ture and effeetuul
rtmtii in the known world lor tbe permanent
,w( oi'oyapepaia and Debility.aod at there are
number cf tmltationa ou"wi to tha public,
I would caution the community to purrnt'c
avoor but the genuine article, manufactured by
ai. Jiukel, aud having tin aUmp on the cork
vi every LoUle. Tke very fact that otbera are
U7tug to imitate thia valuable meilicine, prove
iti worth aad apeakt voiuinea In it layer. (et
thegenulne. E. K. Knnkel'a.
Bold only In $1 bottles Hold br druggieta
and dealers eveey where, f.. V. Unnkel. Pro
prietor, 23 Morib Niulb atreet, fhiladelphia,
TAPE WORM REMOVED ALIVE.
1Ti4 and all complete In two houre. No
tee till Wd paaaea. Seat, Pin and Htomach
tVorma (amoved by Dr. Kunkel, a''K Kunh
Ninth itreet. FbilaiUlphla, Pa, Send lor cir
cular or aak fan drngglat for a bottle of Ir.
iiinkel'i Werna Syrup. It never laila. Price il
Dealer in Fresh Meat
Sotwaoa Waahlncton andCownercia
Ave aAlolnln Hannv'a.
WV0LB8ALX AND RETAIL.
IN TEE CITY.
Ooedi Bold Very Close.
titirnot 19tb St. and OoranerelaJ Awi
, 0. 0. PATIER ft CO.
GUARANTEED " SPECULA
S400 Invrued by ua la 60 day Btraddlei
In 80 da VI. vri. auaraDvai vw a7 myTwmww
Monw riniaded If no proat u mad. Jietmneoi
8H0P ET H00IETIE9
Hie Vnlglit . of the aboie ilrr iut
at tliclr lull the drt Mini third .Monday
n em'U llioniu. ivoiuiuvruiai a,vuu(, iuoi
aoiilh of l'itli atreet, at spin.
.(OHM I). lllll.MK, (i. !. M.
. ... t..i . .......
A8CALON LODGE, NO. 51.
Knight of Pythias, rueutB every Frl
ilay night at huli-iuit aeven, in Odd
ellowa' Hail. llowK,
ALKXANDEIt lyODOE, NO. 2S1.
Indepttnilent Order of Odd-Kel-Iowm.
incfie every Thurmlay night
t&r at lu.H-iau.1 aeven. In tueir nan on
jjiLiuormal avcuia', lirtwfen biath antf Seventh
a rieu I , V. ucaroiiu, a. u.
nAIKO ENCAMPMENT, I. O. O. F,. rna ta
vin odd-Fellowa' Hall on the firat and thlnl
tui wiuy in every ukjuUi, at hulf-paat aeven
A. COM1MOH, C P
ft CAllt0LOl)jE,N0. ffl7,A.F. 4 A. M.
lioM n-guUr coinintuiiculiona in Ma
XJronie Hull, corner Commercinl avenue
an,( Kigtuh atreet, on the acoond a'ld
'ourth Monday of eai.h month.
KATKN Of AIVKKIISIU.
UAU bills for advertiamg, an- due and pay
able ix anvANca
Tranalvat ailvertlaiuR will be insetted attbv
rate of tl "0 pcrKjuare for the flret ln.c.rti'jn
and Ik" eenta for each auhnequeut one A libvral
diuojunt will I made on atunding and didpl
For Inserting Fiinerul notice ai (i Notice of
meeting of aocietiea or secret orders VI ceuts for
Church, Society, Fcntival and Supper noll(s
will only be inserted as advertisements
No advertisement will be received at leas than
60 cents, and no advertisement will be Inserted
fur leas than three dollars per month
LOCAL niNI.Vi.MW SfOTIt KM
Of one Uiire (S lines pj-hcc) or niorf, in
serted in tlic Kt i.i.F.TiN a follow? : (1rsa
than oini Knuare counted as n square.)
One inBertlon peretjuftre - 50
Two insertions pur square 75
Three Inocrtions per square 1 00
Six Insertions per square ". 1 75
Two weeks per .-quitre.. - 2 50
One month per square- :i 50
Special rates made on inrjje advertise
nients or lor longer tinip,
View of Marriage !
A Guide to Wed.ua.ic srl
oiiHUmtiAl Irv-aUiae vii tlM
t ut ) Ol blirnAft SU'J IfrtJ
Lltl.ta-ltftftt UhUttur il' ll'lf
rri "t IfproUuL-tirrn ni
ittit Vi$vw9 tit WnmTa.
A ruk tor priTAt-, fOut.ii-
A PH.VAlEMfcD'CAL AOVtSER a
f hi slid toiUcrt'it Private I-uiure sUiaiiy ti m Sflf
Abuse. Excesnfe, or 8erct D1m, ,;U Uit
tottu$ of cht, ?.') irjrfjnik'fi, prii-v M (.
A CLINICAL LECTURK thf sVi dVnaw tm
IhoM ot th Throat ar,d Luns, CaUsXiU.Eupture, ti
iifrtt-r bok wiit wrpoitiofi rrf p of prc: t t 'hr,
eomirmi VUYLb lufilui y il.uatrtitrd. i'-r ".' 1 1.
TIiriLSDAV, October 1, 1ST
Three Nights, Commencing
Thursday, Oct 4.
The Popular Western Comedian
MR. JOHN DILLON
And the Charming Actress
MISS LOUISE DILLON
Supported by a Company of Dis
tinguished Merit and Respect
Now mulling to its S'lOth time in London
The su'vei-slul comedy as prodiii i'd In
the leading cities.
Saturday Niht Dillon's best.
Dfi BOOTS AND HOLLER
'i'lieso plays arc presented wiilt appro
priate scenery and stage inountiii.ifs.
Aduiission, 50 rentj. Reserved seat,
;ft9Xiekefs on f.alo at Dan liui tnianN.
No Failure Known.
There n no case on record where Dr.
Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and
tlorehotind has tailed to give sat'wliution.
On the other hand, whenever it lias been
used by our people, in severe eolds,
coughs, asthma, bromhitis, croup,
whoopingcough and consumption, they
are enthusiastic in Its praise. Contain
ing no opium or other dangerous drug,
it docs not constipate, and is sale to ad
minister In ail conditions of health. This
is an important announcement, ami the
suffering aro advised to heed it. Trial
size, 10 cents; largo sizes, 50 eouts and
Ono Dollar. Sold by Barclay Bros.
Also agoots for l'rof. Parker's Pleas
ant Worm Syrup, which U sure death to
worms. Pleasant to take and requires
no physic. Price 25 cents. Try il.
Tbe l.uropeau Hotel DcUiicllou lit
Mrs. Harry Walker, proprietress of
the European Hotel, being well awaro
ol the stringency of money, has reduced
rates to all who may wish regular board
to sixteen dollers per month or four dol
larg por week, lor day board. In eon?
neotlon with tha European Hotel Is a
first class restaurant whero oysters,
game and all other dulloacles will be
served at all hours during day or night.
a4 auk ofL J
i a am h aai aaai
t,'OI NCII. ClIAMHKII, CaIUO, Il L.
Ooto! r 2, 1S77. (
Present Mayor Winter, and Aldurnit-n
Foley, llalliday, Luiieaster, O'CallahaJi,
Iiittenhoitsu aud N riht 0.
On motion ol Alderman Wright the
luiuuUjs ot tlio la-:t regular :itid inter
veiling special meeting, stood approved
CM'lNlSlllif) lit :ilXI.
Thercjoliitions laid over ut lust meet
ing tor lhitd u'.'tiuit ti itil next regular
meeting were- taken up, mid on motion
ol Alderman Wright, were amended by
striking out thu words "on the northerly
side ol Fourteenth street, between i.edar
street and lot 5M, block 75, eiiy of t uiro;
on the easterly side of Cedcr street, be
twen J'ouri'ciitli ntreet anil high
ground near Filicentli atreei."
The resolutions after b' ing no
amended read as folio a:
lUfAred, That tlio following naim.-d
sidewalks be and ihey lire hereby ile
clared to be un.-ule, and the superiutenu
ent ol streets directed to havu the samij
tore down, to-wit: On nott.ier.y .iide ol
I hird street between Commercial and
Washington avenues; on tanteily side ot
Washington avenue, between Seventh
and J.lgliili street; on east
erly silu of Commercial avenue
between fsl.Uli ana higtilli street..; on
northerly side ol Sixth street, between
Washington and (Jommereiai avemie;
on nortlierly side of Klululi s'lvi t, be
tween Washington and Coiniii'-nTii av
nines; on tliu northerly anil
southerly 'ides ol Ninth -:reet,
between Washington aven'r.' and
Cedr street; on northerly sido ol 'J'enth
street, between Washington iiti.iie and
Cedar street; on northerly Mdu l Divis
ion street, between Washington avenue
anil 1'olar -treet; on westerly si!e ol
Wu-hingtoii avenue, between Kigh'.eerith
and Twentieth streets.
ll'nolceU, That the l'oregoin;.' -id' -.v .ll.s,
o lar as practicable, ih la-l as torn down
be replaced w ith a snllieient liil of earth
to conform with thpe.-tabli.-hedgiaiic, to
be covered or topdrcsod with cinders or
gravel, said work to he done under the
direction ot the com in! I tee on "streets; and
he it further
J! 'J hat the city clerk advert:?:
under the ordinance No. 1 1 1 inr the recon
struction ol the following sidewalks to
wit: On nortlierly side of Twentieth street,
between Commercial avenue it ml Levee
street, excepting that already r construc
ted by Charles (ialigher: on southerly,
side ot Fourteenth street, between Wash
ington avenue and Poplar street.
On motion of Alderman Wrigh the r
solutions were adopted by tbe following
Aye? Foley, Hallidny, lmc i-i-.r,
O'Callahan, KittenhotHe and Wright-'i.
Ki:roitf.s oi era ou rs lis.
The report ot Ii. F. Parker, ci'v t.-'-.t-surer,
for the inotith of Sept'-mb.-r, was
submitted, iinJ on motion in Alderman
HaliiJay, received and relerrcd to city
Report ot John C. Talbott, itreut sn ;,er
visor, for the mouth ot isyp'.ciubcr, w:,s
read,and on nntion of.Ahkrinan Wright,
referred to llnance committee.
Report of J. J. Bird, police magistrate,
for the month of September, was real,
and on motion of Alderman llalliday, re
ceived, approved aud ordered fUtu".
Report of Pat. Mahoney.city jailor, for
the month of September, was submitted
and real, and on motion of Alderman
O'Callahan approved and ordered tiled.
The following report of .1. Ii. PhillU,
eity comptroller, showing the expendi
tures and balances in tha several appro
priation funds up to Sept, i!0, 1n7, was
on motion oi Alderman Wright received,
unproved and ordered tiled, al-o publish
ed with the proceedings, to-wit :
t or wlut Liccvuut.
i,::: i ;
7 J" 0"
1,H5 1 1
llo.ud of MimIiIi....
h:ri )-;i.irln.f :it ..
Lity tlvik'b Ot..
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Alderman Patter appeared in Ids at.
The report of Win. Ii. (iilbcrt, F-q.,
corporation couasel, was siibmiiied and
read njioii. nn ordiiiane.c i-ntilied "An
ordinance to regulate wharfs aud wharf
age in the port ot Cairo," referred to him,
on Sept. 11, 1S77, for his opinion :is to
the legality or right of the city council to
enact the same, aud reads as follows, vi:
Law Oii'iCK ot' Uhkkn A, Gilrkkt, 1
Cairo. Ills., tel. and, 17,. (
Tn Hit lion. Citij CmiK-il ul' (l,e City ul
ISKNTi.KMr.s: In iiiititerol "An Ordi
nainie to regulate wharfs and wharfage in
the Port ot Cairo," reicrcd to me by your
honorable body tor an "opinion as to the
legality of said ordinance and right of thu
city council to pass the satuo," 1 beg to
First In the case of F.nsmingcr vs.
the people, etcreporled in 17 Ills, reports
pg. 3sM, etc., directly Involving the ques
tion ol Taylor & Parsons right to charge
and collect compensation for ns of Cairo
wharfs, i tc, the supreme court of this
state announced "as the settled law of
this state," that thu banks of the river anil
wharfs thereon when owned by private
individuals are their privato property;
that they ore not subject to any public
servitude, and those using tlio samo must
acquire the right by agreement, etc,.; that
riparian owner, having the right to the
exclusive use thereof, persons navigating
the river can not land and use the -amo,
against tlio will of the riparian owner,
and become trespassers if they do so
without consent; that the riparian ow
ner, like the owner of other private prop
erty, haa tho riht to charge anil collect
a reasonnblo compensation for tho un
thereof; and that those well established
and recognized rights of property held
by Individuals can not be dive.-ted ex
cept by regular condemnation through
the exercise ot tho right of eminent dos
main under the limitations nud restric
ions of tho constitution, etc. , etc.
rjecond In tho easo ot Taylor & Par
sons vs. the city of Cairo, decided in the
circuit court of tho I'nitcd Stales tor tlio
Southern district of Illinois; at tho Juno
term, A. D., 1800, familiar, doubtless, to
every member ot tho city council, and
wherein tho ownership of tho entire river
front and wharfs at tlio port of Cairo
was dlreotly In Issue, it was decided and
ad)udged by tlm oourt, tho Hon. David
Diivls, of tho United States supremo
court presiding, that said river front and
wharfs worn the privato propovty of
Taylor & Parsons, and that they, as
owners thereof, have tlio legal right to
charge and eolleot from those landing at
and using the fame a reasonable com?
renentloo therefor; and that the city of
'.'.. j , naiij
Cairo had no l ight to iharge or collect
any wharlaye iur or on ucuuut thereof,
ami it wad by tho court ordered, ad
judged, and decreed "That the iliieinl
aiit, the city ot Cairo bo forever enjoined
Irom taking, receiving or collecting any
wharfage compensation irom any steam
boat, ll.itboai, keelboat or any other
eratt fur landing, mooring or receiving
or diseuarging any freight or pas.enger
on thu wharf or landing opposito the
eity of Cairo and between Levee
street in said city and the Ohio river;
aud also that defendant, her ser
vants and agent be perpetually enjoiiieu
from collecting or attempting to eollecL
liom the complainants ( lajlor A, I'm -son.-)
or their servants or agents any line
or penalty for demanding or nc(.iii,'
any sum or sur.isol money or any ', :
able thing of the agent, ma?ter. own
owners ol any steam Lout or ,tt,r
eratt lor the privilege ol la , ding .., -ing
at tliu wiiarf of Cairo within y
1 turd. I poll a carelul rcad.i
eonsid' ration of said propo: ml on'
ill coiiiiuetion with thu opinion i
pretne court in said case of Fumm;
I'll : People, Ac, and thereeol i .
. , in
bill, answer ol city and linul j .
ami decree for perpetual injur
said c ;se of Taylor & Ptirsons
City ol Cairo, w hich decree aim
tion are still In lull force and cm
iy.tt'i as between said Taylor & i
aud the city, its agents an t sei ,
am ol the opinion Hial the loriie i
settling us It uoes tlio law oi thi' M.iir in
regard to private ivliarls, rip n ian o .vners,
ami their right to make n..i-unable
charges and collect them lor the u-e. of
such what is ami thcirsoil bordcrim; upon
the river; and the latter ca.-e ml ii.ig a it
doe? Iheoivnershlpol Taylor ,t I'aioi,s in
aul the river (rout and w haris ..t the Port
of uuo are conclusive as against the
legality ol said ordinance and i;ic right
ol the eity to puss the same."
It is not claimed by the city that it has
ever suite the rendition ( f said ilc -te,.,
etc., in suit of Taylor and Parsons vs. t In
city ot Ca ro by condemnation or pur
chase, divested tho rights of Taylor it
Parsons in rc-pect to said river Iroi.t or
wharis or any part thereof; and without
such purchase or condemnation, said de
cree so long i.s ir remains in full force
(its it does) according to the well recnij.
zed principle of law that where a ci,i,p(.,
tent legal tribunal has om e by its judg
inent or dei.rei:, (ttled tbe claims and
rlglits of liarlies, those rights, a-In t .veen
tbe parties to the suit aie r- ?-'i'(,'''(d(',(
estops the eity Irom denying I aylor V
Par-ons owner bin ol the river iront
and wh iris at the port of Cairo, us id-o
tho-e private rights ol property whieii
pert.i.n to ni.li owncrslni) one of
which under said decision in the l.ii. iiiin-
ger ea.-e is I lie right to charge and collect
u reasonable coinpcn-atioii lor the use of
their property from ves-els, (!:.. landing
at and Usui .: the same or such sum as by
contract, may tie agreed upen between
rM owners ot said property and
masters, etc., of said v--'ls.
While 'like the u.;e of other property
and service, the charges must tint be un
reasonable or exorbitantly high;" jet
the reasonableness of the charge is a
'pie-tion to be settled cither by agreement
between ttie ow ners of the river lront
and steamboat owncis, or by the court-,
ind not arbitrarily by the city council of
the city of Cairo. Neiilcr the council,
nor the b gi-latiire iieclf, can divest
private rights as adjudieati d and
determined by tliu courts, vhle.'i
are alone the, expounders ot the
constitution aud lv.vs; and tho power ol
the city "to hx t:io ra'ii ol whariage
and dockage,"' co.M-tnied willi rclereiic.;
to the other provisions ot the charter, as
well as constitutional legislative power
and adjudicated private rights, was only
intended to, and can only tie held to ap
ply to public w hurls owned by the city
and not private wliarls, which are the
private property of other?; and the
lurther power "to regulate aud eonirol
tlieii-e ot public and private landing
place-, wh ins docks and levees," tini.
ply relates to tin: u-e, not the wharfs
them.?elves, and has reference only to
such rea-ouable police regulations as
eltcct the use and violate no private'
rights ol property.
in conclusion, without eloboration.bt.t
taking the law as I Ilud it, my opinion is
against the '-legality ol sai I ordinance,"'
because it violates private right? :L-e-ta'j-lishe.l
by the adjudicated cases and pi in
ciples hereinbefore hrii rty referred tu,
and theie i? no lower in the council to
pass the same If gaily and constitution
ally; and my opinion is ag.un-t '
right of the city c'lUne'.l to ,.4-s
same," not only because of want
power, but also becau-c so in do, w
he in contempt ol the I niied -nates
cuit court, who-e injiinctioii L. .;
force as alorcsaid pe'ipetnally ii ) c
the city, her servant?, etc., ' 1-vn
"attempting to collect" from Tay
l'arsotis any Hue or penalty lor i!i n,
ing or receiving any sum or .-it"
mo .ey, etc., ol any water craft lor
privilc! of bin ling at the w!i I
Cairowitliiu sitldcity limits. Ii1
the decisions already made, t
owns no public wharf of Us uv.'s
the Cairo w hurls are Taylor i
priv.ite pronerlv;aiid il being p.
; 'W ol
that your honorable body vi-md not
passim ordinance except with tin: inten
tion of trying to enforce its penalties, the
passage of the ordinance Would be
deemed a lirst step towards "ait, inpting
tocullect,'' etii,, as aforesaid aad -;ih"c.t
your honorable body to a charge of ion
tempt, etc. Respectfully yours,
Wm. I!. Giuuiitr,
(in motion of Alderman Puller, the re
port was received, ordered printed and
referred together with all papers connect
ed therewith to finance committee.
The finance committer: reported that
they had received from P., 1'. Parker, eity
treasurer, general rity orders, special
levee certilicates, &C., redeemed during
the mouth of Neptfmber, all ol which
they had this day ih siroye I by burning,
and lu amounts as follows, vi ;
Oeneral city orders ?1,SS7
Spi'oial Lwen certificate? 1,0,51 .pj
Interest paid on above 201 F2
II itid No.Tl authorized by ordi
nance No. ,"S. approved July
2rith, lSW, w tine Sept. 1st,
17.") MO 00
Sibi 10 70
On motion nl Alderman Wrlght.'the
report was received, approved and or
Thu committee on police, J iil and tiro
department reported the want of neees?
sary repairs at the all, and recommended
that the sauiu be made.
On motion of Alderman Patier tho
committee were authorized to make such
repairs as were iit'ccssary by the follow
ing vote :
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Pallcr, Riltenliouso and
Alderman Foley presented a petition,
signed by tho president, secretary and
committee of the Delta City Piro Co.,
which was read by tho olerlt, stating tho
loss by ilro of their engine houso on the
morning o( tho ljth of Meptcmber, tliew
by leaving them houseless; iutmndiatvly
alter the expenditure of a largo amount
ol money in Improvements, and that ;ald
Improvements wero made from their own
funds and that heretofore they had not
nskul or received aid from tho city, but
being now completely impoverished, res
pecllully pray for the passage, of un ordi
ance lor their relief that will enable them
to purchase a lot and build a substantial
On motion ot Alderman Wright the
petition was relerred to tho ordinance
committee with instructions to report
thereon against lirst regular meeting.
CLAIMS A.NI) ACCOtM sl.
'I'.e lo'.lowingbillsagain-t the city wi re
pn .:!!. d and read.
Henry inter, mayor
J. II. riiilhs. city elerk
II. F. Parker, treasurer
'. D. Arter, marshal
Win. . .Met ice, attorney ...
.I.J. Ilud, magistrate
M. O. Malty, policeman....
II. Sargent, polictiinan
Wm. I'. Axley, poliecmiin.,
D. .McCartlcv nolicenian....
, SO S.')
i;o i Hi
Henry Stout, health olllcer 10 davs 20 0(1
Tim (ionnan, street supirintendeiit liO 00
flu motion ot Alderman llalliday tho
above salary hills were allowed ami or
dered paid by the following vote :
Ayes Foley, Jlalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Patier, Rittenhottse and
J.S. .Me'iahey, 21,
her at 2.1.1 00
acoli Klein, s'M
It. oak Iiiiii-
brick and .i
N. A. Devon-.
'O days' labor on
Iilewalk at I
.lames Ivating, -!' days' labor on
sale., a Ik at I 2.1
John Sullivan, hauling li.l foadj
sidewalk lumber lit UU
( '. W. Ie(,.i r-oh, I kegs 20.1 nail's
at ii 0j
I'eler Carnher, Wi davs' work on
streets w ith team at 2 .10 '20 87
Tom Meliui), .'is d.av-- same at 2 .10. II 37
I". II. (aireoian, l j days same at
2 .10 1
.l i'tie' l!o?s, j days same at 2 oil... 1 ,s7
Wm. (i iriu. I'.j days same at 2 ,10... s 12
Ilu-e, l.nriiuis.Slu lb. pee ,,r Mrect
laborers nionlhs ol .ut,:', July,
August and September s p.'
Jacob hlce, !i0 lbs. lee lor street
labors September M
P. .Maboney, 7 tl.iys' work on
drams with chain gang at 2 00... 11 00
.Mike II ,'ilihan, lo days' same at
1 21 .". Ill 12
(iidcnii DiTo-chcr, burying dead
body found Moating in Missis
sippi river 2 00
Fred, (iood, removing and burying
dead bog ;,i)
II. II. Cunningham, rent ol council
chamber to ( let, l?t In 00
(', W. Henderson, bottoming
stiringl'mg caii 2,1
Cairo City Ca? company, gas con
sumed city council chamber,
month of September i;i
Pat Maboney, dieting prisoners
during nioiith ot September M .10
I 'at .Mahonev, dieting prisoners bo
nne trial..". 10 SI
Cairo City (las company, gas con
sumed in city jail during month
ol September HO
Cairo Hfi.i i tin, publishing piO
ciedipgs, etc., N'pttmbir 7 S.I
A. W. Pyatt A Co., binding treas
urer's reports 1 2.1
X. A. Devon;, 1 days work on
Park fence, ot .;1 50 ii Ol
James Keating,! days same atl 2D 5 00
C. D. Arter, expenses returning
pauper to Fulton, Ky 2 70
Tlios. W. llalliday, tare and ex
penses of trip to Spiingfield to
appear before board ol t'pializa
tion 21; JO
II. T. (ierould. repairs on Market
square and court house pumps 0 7-1
II. T. ( Ierould, repairs on Market
squire pump 3 00
John McNulty, fastenings tor park 75
Jim Orange, refunding ot license 2 10
On motion ot Alderman Patier toe
above bill were referred to the committee
By AHermu UaHiday:-
A''v7i-'A That t'ne city clerk be in
stnii'tcd to adverti-c for proposals tor
pulling in live hundred yards of dirt
lilting on Commercial avenue, between
Thirtieth and 'I'hiriv-lourJi streets.
By Alderman llalliday:
It'mUa!, That tlio eity clerk is here
by authorized to purchase for the u-e of
the council chamber, one copy of Re
vised Statutes of Illinois, llurd'p revi
Adoped by the following vote:
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan. Patier, Cittenhnuse and
By Alderman Lancaster;
V.'rWi-f.r, That a committee of three
he appointed to make an estimate ot the
probable cost of procuring enough rock
and placing tho same on tho inside, (or
next to the sidewalk) t j protect the new
tilt on Commercial avenue from the
wash ol rain and sipe water, and report
at the next regular meeting. Adopted.
The mayor in compliance wi.h the
above resolution, appointed as such
committee Aldermen Lancaster, Wright,
By Alderman Lancaster:
AV'orVci, That the Cairo and Vin
eeniies railroad company, be required to
comply with Revised Ordinances, sec. 7,
page 102, relating to grades, crossings,
eic., that said railroad bo retpiired to
grade both sides ot tho track, so that
vehicles of all kinds can crosi any and
all portions of said track laying between
Twentieth and Thirty-fourth streets.
By Alderman Patier:
Iii-sohfJ, That tho city marshal is here
bv instructed tonotlfv the Cairo and Vin-
eei.ncs railroad company to comply with
the ordinances in relation to crossings
between 2nd and 20th streets on Couiiner
clal avenue, and report at next meeting
their answer adopted,
Ry Alderman Foley:
ViVWiW.Tbiil the street superintendent
he, and is hereby instructed to rebuild
sidewalks destroved by Ilro on Coinmer
cial avenue and Figliteenth street, under
tho direction of the committee on streets.
Adopted by the following vote:
Ayci-Foley, llalliday, I.aucaster,
O'Callaham. Patier. Rittenhottso and
MISCUI LANKOL'S BUSISKSi.
Tho resignation ot Henry Stout as
health olllcer, to takeeflect bept. 11, 187,
was read and on motion ot Alderman
The contracts and bonds of Win. Dai
ley and Miko Galvia for filling and gra
ding of Walnut and Sixth streets wero
read, and on motion of Alderman Lan
A communication from Ex-Treasurer
P. M. Stocklleth, with city treasurer's re
ceipt thoreto attachud for fWJB,".was
red, letting forlb the msoui why such
amount remained unpaid was read, sod
on motion of alJetoian llalliday, recelv
e l and ordered hied.
The mayor reported the release from
jail ot one Joe Smith.
The mayor presented and had read a
circular letter from the committee of
Memphis Chamber ot Commerce, which
reads as follows, viz :
I.KVKE1 AM) Itllll.A.MATIO.V OF OVKIIFLOW
CIlAMIIKIl 01' CO.MMKHCK, )
MlAU'lllS, TK.NN., M'pt. 12, lt)77.J
T'j UU Honor, the Mayor (if Cairo, 111.;
Dr.Aii Sin : The undersigned, commit
tee, appointed by the Memphis Chamber
ol Commerce to memorialize the congress
ot thu United States upon the subject of
speedy action on the part of thu general
government looking to tho reclamation
Irom annual overflow of tho iunneii.se
bodies of valuable agricultural land bor
dering tho Mississippi rlvtr and tributar
ies, by the adoption ol such system of
tcveca, cut ells and outlets as may be
deemed advisable by the government,
beg respectfully to hand you tho enclosed
memorial, and ask for it your earnest
consideration. It Is proposed to bring
the matter before congress at an early
day ol the approaching session, and with
thu view o! strengthening the hands ot
our immediate representatives, it is de
suable that they shall carry with them to
Washington an unmistakable- ex
pression of popular sentiment on this
most important subject, from the people
of every town and city interested. To
this end tlio accompanying Memorial
will bo extensively circulated; and we
would suggest tl.al you cau.?e a pub
lic meeting of y ir citizens to bo held
and the oillcial action endorsed thereon.
or cause a separate Memorial to b pre-
ni eii, covering similar ground, wiiere
public meetings are Impractical, vo rec
ommend that ihe enclosed Memorial be
signed as extensively as possible. Be
lieving that favorable action on the part
of conirrcss uiuy be reasonably expected
it our representatives are prepared to
press the subject vigorously at the open
ing.of session.we earnestly urgp upon you
the Importuned ot early action, and the
return ot .Memorial to the under
signed iliairnmn, at n date not later than
Octoner 12, Iom . cry respectfully,
Titos. II. A u rn, Chairman,
J Al'OB 'J'llOXII'SllV,
J. C. Nkklv,
11. (i. Sunn,
W. B, Oai-hriiaih,
Jas. S. Richardson,
Committee Memphis Chamber ot Com-
On motion of Alderman Patier, the
mayor was Instructed to appoint a com
tnittee to circulate the memorial for
tgtiers, and the circular letter ordered
published wilh tho proceedings.
The mayor also submitted to the coun
cil a preamble and rerolutloiis adopted
by the St. Paul chamber of commerce,
giTing tho wheat products of Minnesota,
Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri,
aggregating nearly 150,000,000 bushels,
or nearly one-halt ot tho entire product
ot the l.'nited States; and that the grain
product ot the New Kngland states is
estimated as barely sulUeient to supply
them with bread for throe weeks, leaving
the states of the Mississippi valley the
great and almost only exporting states
ol wheat; and that the Mississippi river
is the trunk line lor heavy transporta
tion, upon which the whole country
must depend as a check upon exhorbl
tatit freights, and tho duty ot the general
government to make this great highway
otcommerco navigable with a mini
mum ot live feet of water from Sr. Paul
to the gulf to do this in the least possi
ble time regardless of ted tape; that
it is national and paramount to all others
at this time.
That the appropriation heretofore made
of $:10,000 for the entire Mississippi river
below St. Paul out of about $1,000,000
appropriated for other localities, was un
just and wrong to the northwest; that It
has been neither expended at all, or if ex
pended, frittered away without removing
a sand oar, that these wrongs must De
righted, and can be speedily righted, It
the representatives in congress ot the
Mississippi valley from New Orleans to
St. Paul will stand shoulder to shoulder
and vote as one man tor this purpose
consenting to, and voting for no other lm
provement until this improvement is pro
vided for, and to bring this about, editors
and representative men of the Mississippi
valley arc request! to meet In conven
tion at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, the
11th day of Oct. next, etc., etc.
On motion of Alderman Patier the pre
amble and resolutions were received and
ordered tiled, and a committee appointod
as suggested by the mayor, consisting of
two members ot the council and three
irom the city at large, by the following
Ayes Foley, llalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Patter, Rittcnhou.se and
Tlio mayor appointed as such commit
tee Aldermen Wright and Wood ot the
council; and Capt. 'V. p. llalliday, Col.
J. .S Rearden and Hon. D. T. Lluegar o
On motion of Alderman Halliday, the
J. B. Phii.us, City Clerk.
Fresh Baltimore oyatera, raw, atawad
oi- fried, at all Hours of the day or night,
at Harry Walker' a Crystal Saloon. 6t
The firm of Lancaster & Rice, having
distanced all competitors in their line of
business, always selling at the low t
llgurcs, keeping constantly on hand a
full supply of building and finishing
lumber of all kinds; doors, sash and
blinds, oil, lead and glass. In fact every
thing in the building line. All orders
nromtitly lllled at tho lowest bottom
-Superior Mobllo Oysters atSproata',
Corner Twelfth and Lavea . Also Mack
inaw Trout and Whits Fish on Friday,
Yon Can )
Money by getting your building material
of Lancaster & Rice, They are selling lum
ber at mill prices; a large amount of white
plae aud cypress shingles ot the best brand
constantly ou hand. We sell pine shin
gles at $1.75 per thousand; sawed cedar
posts at at 35 cents each; white pine floor
ing at $22.50 per thousand; pine siding
at $15.00 per thousand. Try your luck
with this llrtn. it.
Fresh Baltimore tystera, raw, atswed
or frlsd. at all tvoura of tha doy or nurat.
at Usury Welkar'a Crystal galooa. l
sros Hicbiird HIuimIT' bet XatMa
Mr. 8. MaUoD desires to announce to
the citizens ot Cairo end the surround
ing country, that he has returned Iron
California, and again costing his lot la
Cairo, has opened a new stock ol QOOT3
AND SHOES at the lame old stood, No.
140 Washington avenue, between Eighth
and Ninth streets, where, while thanking
his old friends lor their past patronage,
ho desires to shako bands with them, and '
supply them and many new customers'
with anything they need in his line. Bit
stock Is coming: right In every day, and
is the best tho market aflords. All. are
Invited to call. tf.im
Fresh Baltimore oysters, raw, atewed
or fried, at all hours of the day or nlsrht,
at Harry Walkers Crystal Balooaw ft
From Bwanap amd Masak,
From land left saturated by recedlnf
floods, aud Irom pools stagnating In sun
ken lots on the 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 remittent!, and
oflier malarial disorders. llow to cope
successfully with these destructive mala
dies is a problem solved more than a
quarter ot a century ago hy the discovery
ot llostctter's Stouiac'j Bitters, wbieh
has proved itself an absolute specific for
miasmatic disease In every form, its suro
preventive, and a superb invlgorant and
general alterative of disordered conditions
of the system. Irrefraglble evidence to
prove this fact has been accumulating lor
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 aud absolutely pure, and tbe
American people long ago adopted it aa
heir favorite household remedy.
-Superior Mobile Oysters at Sproats',
Corner Twelfth and Levee. Also Xaek
lnaw Trout and White Fish on Friday.
To my 1'ation and the Public :
I take this method ot Introducing to
you my new place ot doing business In
the future. Reason and experience
has demonstrated to you and I
that no - house that sells on
a credit can competo with those doing
business on a cosh 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 tbe buyer the
advantage ot going to market and buy.
ing where goods ore sold tor cash
only. Goods will be de
livered to any part of the city as usual.
From this day we will have no pass 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, 1S77 2t.
Ed. Braxton has returned to his eld
stand in the Roiser building, where he Is
better prepared than ever to accommo
date his patrons and tbe public who
may favor him with a call. He has gone
to considerable expense In fitting up a
couple of nicety furnished rooms, which
he has provided with all the latest Im
provements and conveniences. Be em
ploys only first class workmen and those
who patronize him will bave their wants
attended to in style and will receive
courteous treatment. t
-Superior Mobil Oysters at Bsroata',
Corner Twelfth and Levee. Also Meek
Inaw Trout and White Fish en 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,
&c. In large cities where edge tools
and agricultural Implements are manu
tactured, the grinder protects his lungs
from the injurious effects of the dust
flying ofl the grindstone by wearing, a
respirator. The coal miner ere he de.
scends the shaft provides himself with a
safety lamp to guard against fire-damp.
Now It is equally necessary for those
who are brought in contact with any ot
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 tm Chieaf)!
On Friday, Oct. 6th. Fart lor the
round trip, Cairo to Chicago and retara,
only $11.00. Tickets good going ot apo
dal train, Oct. 6th. Good Morning on all
regular trains for twenty days after arri
ving in Chicago. Accommodations will b
strictly first olass, Including Sleeping
Couches, fcc. Tickets will be told on
board the steamer Jim Fisk at Padueab,
and all points between Paducak and
Cairo; also at Hickman and Colnmbue,
Tickets to Milwaukee and Grand Hav
en also on sale at $3.50 and $3.50 In addi
tion to the above rate ($11.00.) B-t-t-31
Lancaster & Ilice having bought out
mv entire stock, consisting of door.
sash, blinds, glass, moulding, eto., and
added It to their already large and letsct
stock of a similar kind, I take pleasure
Inrecommendiagallmy former patron
and tho public generally, who wit to
purchase anything In their tint to tn
them their patronage. . .
II. la, Kcqnui.
Cairo, Sept M. l7. " U
Call BattM.Call mm Try '
Ifavlna Alanharoml Tlr. LoWST BaVd
renovated my bath rooms, wRh tat) addi
tion of a new receiver arter ttw
and most convenient style, I tuataJM
great pleasure In giving bath! tUhar
meditated or otherwise, to, all wad tf
can on me. v.' ' f(-i it
ln Da. P. aim