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iIRO BUSINESS HOUSES.
kern Auy lulni'iiflrinenliATe torn lines
pw, lu column umWr aiproffiata heading
iiIihibU.- l H.W itr uioiuher IK jr year
nTklilt iunnriy in advance.
Mnrdwnrr, SHotr mirl Tin Win.
A. HALl.KY-l'aalerio NlriTca, Tin and Hard
Karr, tiaidenand loriua Impliuuenta, Wire,
joodi, Kifritrerntoia, I'untpn and Ladder.
I tooiMRlii ATinu". (lUitrrinKi and oii
Work dune on ahnrl millrr.
.1. S.M;A.UEY-lalfrinhrd and aonluiit
kt, n.mrlntc, ctillnx, nldlna and 'f
lumber, lath and ahmgl. Oltlca and yard
irnir 1 wrutteiu alrart uud anulngtun uvrnuti
LANCAITEl. A IllCK-Dfalwii in nith.
Inora, bltnda, etc., )rd and soft lumber n-l
blugu-a. Yard and ullii', Commercial avenue
orni.T 17th atract.
I). HAHTMAN DeaUr in Outwnnware, Toy
Uuipaandalt alnda of fancy articl-a. Comnitr-
; 01 avauuCi corner "ia mm,
WILLIAM WPiTKH-Tiiith atrwt between
Jomnierolalan-nue anil v aamngwin arrow.
f iotniaa; and JSarabnnt TaUlarina;.
,)OHK ANTRIM-Mertsbant Tailor and dealer
lit Heady Male doming. i unm iv.
Roatl La late Acenrlra.
ii. .1. HOWLKY Real Ktata Arent. Buya
it -IIk mat nuu. collect rema. rare taxea
lor non-rraidanta.ctc. Commercial avenue, Ue
tien Ninth and Tenth Itretta.
II Cotton and Tobacco factor" and nro-
LrieWM or tua tarrnma' Toiuicco Warunoue,
14 A Vtl Coiuiuruereial ATenofc
i arm Forwarding ami Commiaaion
merchant. fitr the Mala of
rarru, itarnen. vr-
liard and Dairy I'roduoa. Obn lrvwi.
n A. WHEBLOtKACO.
Vi iimiti forwarding
merchant, and dealera la alfkindaof rrultand
froduoe. at Oiilo Lceee. CorjbiinienU solit-
ited. Bienclla lurnuneu on application.
i. , i a i
PM "" K.M. K.t.
I I Tha knlghtiaf tha abo?t order meet
.J at their hall the flr.t ami third Monday
b utt montlu Couinwrcial arauuc, 2d door
eontb or mn iret ,aiapm.
f . "n'r f ? ' '7 I
uay wam iimi'I'w u."h, in .r-i-i-
relluwa' uail. nua.
Vvjfe Indeuoidcnl Onkx of fMil-frl-
.uja. ar.KxaifiiHH i.fiiji.r.. '4.
k v"" Iowa, nwrta eTry lliurKlay niyht
at half-naatancn. in tbeir hall on
romnaettual avrnur, Mweea rtiith vai Svr-ntb
itmU r'i t). KliroFo, H. it.
OAIBO rWCAMl'MEKT, I. O. 0. F..ni-ia
Jla Odd-f llow' Jiall on tha Unit and Ui'rd
inraday in avetr monUi, at balT-iawt aevn
A. Comm,a. C P
CAIHULODUX. NO.J87,A.r. A. M.
UoH mrular onmrnuniuationa in Ma
jtynni llttll, corner Ctinunrrcial avenua
' "od F.lghth atrwt, on the awood and
iurtrj Mooilar of each mostb.
ATHENEUM - Oao Night Only
Saturday, Dec. 15.
BRILLIANT COMEDY CO.
In bia Typical Amarican Driua
Atiiu n.ou, 41.00,
Uallerjr, .. U eta
rtrcad atator Halaat Uartman'a tliTeaiaya
In adfaaca wiihoui attra charge.
CLOSING OUT AT COST
Mn. C. McLean desires to announce to
the public that she hw determined to
cloai out her large and elrgnntlv assorted
atock ol MII.LINEKY (iOODS. Inclu
ding Udlea' FUKMSIIING GOODS fd
nearly every deacription. LNDElt
WEAK, HOSIEUV, etc., with a very
large axuortroent ot Ladle'. Mines' and
Children's SHOES, all of which mut be
old within tho next
At Cost- Now Is the time lor ladies to
buy Hate, and everything ele in the
H9A old bills niUHt be aettted at
ouce, or they wilt bo put out for col
lection. . MCS.C. Mil.LAX.
Vitul weakness or depression: a weak
exhausted feeling, no energy or courage;
t the result ol mental over-work, indis
cretions or excesses, or some drain on the
system, is always cured by Humphrey's
ilomeopathic Specific No. 2S. It tones
up and invigorates the system, imparts
strength and energy stops the drain and
rejuvenates the entire man. Been tued
, twenty years with perlect success by
thousands. Hold by dealers. Trice $1
per aingle vial, or $5 per package of five
vials aad $2 vial of powder. Sent by
mall on receipt of price. Address
Humphrey's Ilomeopathic Medicine
Company. 109 Fulton street N. i.
No other mediclno in tho world was
ever given such a test of its curative
qualities as Boschce a German Syrup.
. In three years two million lour hundred
'thousand small bottles ot this medicine
were distributed tree ot charge by drug
gists In this country to those afflicted
with Consumption, Asthma, Croup, se
vere Coughs, Pnenmonia and other dis
eases ot the Throat and Lungs, giving
the American people undeniable proof
that German syrup win cure them, The
result has been that druggists in every
town and Tillage in the United States are
recommending it to their customers. Go
to your druggist, and ask what they
know about It. Sample bottles 10 cents.
Regular size 70 cents. Three doses will
r relieve anyese.
Mr. George Wise, tonsonlal artist, late
with Conrad Alba, the Sixth street bats
tar, has opened a shop ot his own .on
Ohio Levee two doors above the Planter's
House, Mr. Wise Is a firsrclass barber
'-ind a elever gentleman, and In his Inters
sourse with his patrons Is always atten
tive snd courteous. His shop Is fitted op
la fine style, and he asks hit old trlerds
id MQutlitaosM to give bin Mil.
TllUnsiMY. Hi muhct 13,1877.
l.fM'Hl Kliort Atr
Try tlx'in Ilill. Sntifi'ti f imlii .
Shell oyaturs Jnit rocived ul tlif
f.'rytal saloon, Hinity Waikkh.
Mr, John llojcnn ha lurn elected to
the police lorc.
Shell oysters just received at the
Crystal saloon. JlaiutY Wai.kfr.
Lr. George Brattoii of Vienna, win
In the city yebtcrtlay.
liny your Christina" nunlics ot I'lill,
Sup. 12 12 tf
Shell oystti'n luitt received nt the
Crystal gnloon. IIaiiiiv Wai.kcr.
'A new batch ol ehocolule uml otht j
caramel mndo thi' morninj? by 1'hil.
The "I'eerlwes" l the Hiieat 5-conU
cigar In the eity and it old only by Phil.
Sanp. 12 13 fT
The regular weekly meeting ol the
Temperance Keform Club will take plaee
Mn. V. V. AlbriKht ol Murphy
boro, U In the city vlailing ut the rem
denoc ol lier father. Judge Sharmc'Ey.
Docs our neighbor read the .St. Louid
papera? Sua. Will t3e Sun fhed a little
light an the meaning of the above para
The publication ot the Council pro
oedings in thU 1,-isuc tinavoidubly pre
vent the publication ot some interesting
No adulteratWea of an injurloui charo
actcr are ned in tho candies tumlo by
ii,n. ,,. It tl, tlnet and best
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I ri-l nl f.iv I it) tll'J Ci'y
,., ., I n tjj,. C!V. IM.MI,
The County Comnihsiontrsadjouin.
ed last evening. The business transact
ed at this session ot tho boar! Is ot un
umal interest to tho tax-payers of Alex
The official proceedings ot the
County Hoard ot Comrausloners in the
December term, which will be published
in the liiLUTi.v within tho next two or
three weeks, will be worth a years' sub
seription to evry taxpayer In the county.
Baker's Cod Liver Oil, Lime and
Wild Cherry a pleasant medicine, and
certain remedy for Consumption, Scrofu
la, Debility, etc. Now is the time to use
It, John C. Baker A Co., druggists,
The regular meetingof the Woman's
Christian Temperauce Union will be held
at the Temperance Reform Hall this
alt'Tnoon, Thursday, at 3 o'clock.
Mas. ItlTTESHOlSE, Pre-'!.
WOLI IK K. Wl.BB, StV.
The petition ot tho Hough anil Ready
Fire Company asking tor an appropria
tion lor the purthaeo of CCO fctt ol' hose
was postponed for considerat on until the
next meeting A Uvorahlo report was
presented by the coinmittw to whm it
Kuker's Cod Liver Oil. Lime, and
Wild Cherry (i".ickly relieves Throat and
Lung diseases, and Imparts vigor and
new lite to defoliated constitutions, l'lea
sant in t:ile. J. O. Bakkr & Co.,
(.Oct. 13, 5-w) Philadelphia. Pa.
There will be a meetingof the Wo
man's Christian Tcmperanco Union this
evening, Thursday, at 7:33 o'clock. The
public are cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. l.iTTEN'norsE, i res r.
Mollik L. VKt, Scc'y.
N I IAM
BALMORAL AS ft
IiOSDKEN OltK AM K .
Leading brands of Scldenberg's La
Rosa Espauola, Key West cigars, lor 10
ccr.t3 at P. IL i?r in n's.
Tlie iVr.taur Lioimeuts arc the great
est roroooiM ever discovered for all flesh,
bone and m-isclc ailments bites, bruises,
swellings, burns, rheumatism, stiff joints.
etc. What tho white Liniment does tor
tho huniau family, the Yellow Liniment
docs lor horses and animals. They arc
cheap, they are convenient, and they arc
ecrtaln In their effects. ll-11-iaw
Children cry lor Pitcher's Castoria
It is as pleasant to take as honey. It
contains no morphine or other deleter
lovs ingredient, and is sure to expel
worms, cure wind colic, regulate the
bowels and stomach, and overcome irri
tation eauaed by rash or cutting teeth.
Mothers can rest, and children enjoy
health, who use Castoria. It is harm
less, it Is certainly speedy, and It Is
The tollowlng persons were elected
as delegates and alternates, by the vestry
of the EpUcopal church of this city, to the
DIoscesan convention of the new Diocese,
to be held In Springfield on tho IStb. Inst :
Delegates Hon. D. .1. Baker, H. II. Can
dee, Esq., W. 6. Gilbert, Esq., George
Fisher, Esq., Horace Wardner, M. D.
Alternates-fl. L. Halllday, Esq., John
II. Jones. Esq., John C. White, Esq.,
Charles Pink, Esq., Charle3 W. Dunning
Gilbert, the river editor of the Evans
Yllle Courier, In giving the "boys" a lit
tle description ol the way in which the
yeung ladies at various points along the
river dance, Imparts the following start,
ling Information which is of local Intent
est: "A Cairo girl crook her body In
the middle like a door hinge, takes her
pard by the shoulder and makes him
miserable trying to hop around her with
out treading on her No. 9 shoes." If the
young gentleman ever wanders down in
this direction he had better plaster his
flowing locks down with three thick
nesses ol adhesive.
Milton Nobles' drama of "The Phoe-
nix," which wlUbsi produced for the first
that In Curt n w Ainenium on caturs
day evening, Is one of the most popular
dramas on the American stage, and has
eyery wlero met with tho commendation
ot tho press and public. The piece Is one
continued succession ot Interesting
icenei, stirring incidents and thrilling
sltunlionti, which keep the audience spell
hound in sympathy, or roaring with
laughter, lroin tho beginning to tho end.
Mr. Nobles is a very superior uetor,
and his long experience has enabled
hioi to securu a support worthy of tho
play and Ms own reputation.
At a meeting of tho Wardens mud
Vestrymen ol the Church ol the Redeem
er, Cairo, Ills., li(;tJ on Sunday evening
the following resohiton was unani
mously adopted, to it :
"Hrtblvtd, That the thanks of the Kec
tor, Wardens and Vestrymen ol the
Church of the Hedeemcr are due, urd
hereby tendered to Mr. Henry II. Candee
for hi generous donation ot jSilW, where
by the debt of tho church was reduced
toSSM.rW; to Mrs. Charles W. Dunning
and Mrs. William 15. Gilbert tor their
aluablo services in soliciting tho ncccfes
sary lunds therelar.and therewith paying
said sum of $339.00 In lull; and to eaeh
and all who generously contributed said
fuuds, and thereby secured the liquida
tlou ot all the indebtednes ot the
Ta Vitriiury on the rhooi; Itourd
Yflitt Nlinll I III I IT
We heartily agree with the suggestion
made lu the Sun of Tuesday evening In
rel'ereuco to the approaching flection lor
member of the board of education to till
the vacancy made by the d'.'itii of Mr.
A. B. Sailor). In our opinion, no uiore
litting candidate could bo named for tho
position than Mrs. Saftord. There are
many very strong reasons why eIiu
should permit her name to be used and
not one valid one why she should not.
She is in every way capable of perlorm
ing all the duties appertaining to the po
sition. She has no personal scruples
against engaging in a work that some
mlht be plea-ed to denominate as ouN
side of "woman's sphere." Miu was In
Ind r.i:.".;-y with Mr. Saflnrd'.s most
disltiieicaied MjvT lor the public
schools. She Is o situated, pecuniarily
and otherwise, that she can devote her
time to the ivork without encroaching un
other duties. Alter due consideration ol
the whole subject, we behevo it is emin
ently litting that the ma'itle of the la
mented ilr. SaSord should lail upon his
wife's shoulders, And the people ot
Cairo, who uppreciaud the
noble work he did tor them as a member
of the board ol education, will, we b
lieve, endorse this opinion, and thank the
pri6S of the city lor a suggestion, that it
carried out, will be the means of giving
Mrs. Safiord a permanent interest in Cairo
and inducing her to return to a commu
nity where she is held lu high personal
regard and sincerely honored as the
widow ot Mr. Satlord. An article In the
St. Louis RcpubHan of ;unday morning
last gives some Rood general
reasons r.s to the feasibility
ot women terving on school
boards. The experiment, wherever tried,
has proved entirely successful. ' We hope
Cairo may bu the next in the line to place
a woman, and that woman, Mrs. Salford,
in this position.
Nonnil tlenaoiiH lor rnifti.
The American people uro ahrcwil nml
observaut. They are not olten deceived
by sham pretensions; but when they are,
they soon discover their error. If IIost
ettiT's Stomach Bitters hail been a sham,
they would long since have discarded it;
but finding that there was not a claim put
forth in its behalf that Its curative prop
erties did not justify, ;they immediately
gave it the preference to every article of
lis class. Time has only served to
strengthen their faith, ni.d has increased
its popularity to an extent almost beyond
parallel, tveu in this ago of eucces-ful
proprietary mudicines. It ranks foremost
among the standard preparations of the
day, and is endorsed by the medical Ira-
ternity and the newspaper press. It
overcomes and prevents fever and ague
and other malarial disorders with wondi
ous certaiuty, tones the system, bauuhs
dyspepsia, remedies constipation and
liver complaint, relieves gout, rheuma
tism, and uftVclions of the bladder nn 1
A Wri lchcil Kslatanve.
Other conditions being equal, there Is
no reason why a healthy man or woman
should not enjoy life; and it may well be
doubted whether adverse fortune has the
power entirely to destroy the harpinc?;
of one who sleeps soundly and whoso di
gestion is good. But for the n?rvons,
feeble, dyspeptic Invalid there is uo com-
fort in lite. His existence is indeed a
wretched one. But ho should not despair
of relief. That benignant restorative
Uostettcr's Stomach Bitters, has Impart
ed healthful vigor to many a selt'-suppot
cd Incurable. It Is an unequalled build
cr up ot broken down physique?, and is
besides it sovereign remedy for dyspe
psia, nervousness, irregular habit of
body, biliousness and kidney and bind
der tlillicultles. It eliminates from the
blood the acrid element which gives rise
to rheumatic ailments, cheers and relieves
the aged and Infirm, and may be used
with great advantage by ladies lu feeble
health. Ps perfect puiLy also com
mends it to the use of invalids.
Am I loo LntcT
Not while there is lile left. Tho weary
pilgrim's heart is gladdened as he comes
In view ol the desert's oasis, forgetful ol
his past suOerlngs lrom tho burning sand,
and thriet. The mariner's heart bounds
with joy as he sees his native chore alter
months of cxposuie, and the remaining
duties he has to perform on board ere
bis foot presses again his native soil are
done with an alacrity attestlve ol his in
ward rejoicing. So there is hope lor you,
poorsufTerer, in rebuilding your enfeeb
led constitution. The daily use of a cer
talu well known remedy will increase
the appetite, assist tbe secretions and ex
cretions, promote natural rest, and bring
the bloom ol health ones more to your
emaolated rheeks. That valuable remedy
Is the Boo ftomash Bitters.
Council CiiAMUr.il. Cairo, Im.s. i
December 11th, 177.
Present-Mayor Winter, ami Aldermen
Foley, Hallldny, Lancaster, O'Callahan,
Klttcnhoiw, Thistl-wcod, Wood, Wrlht
and Yocuni 9. .
On motion i t Alderman Thlstlewood,
tho minutes of last meeting w.-rc appro
ved wlihout reading,
I'.CroitTS OK CITY OFFICER.
The report of city comptroller, to
whom was referred report of tho city
treasurer at last meeting
for the mouth of November, was submit
ed and, on motion of Alderman Wood,
received and ordered Hied.
The Committee on Streets reported un
der resolution odopted at a regular meet
ing held on the dth lust., autlioii.in;'
them to take Into con-ideration the cnn
structlon of a new bridge across Cache
river, and the employment of competent
persons to assist In preparing Jpl.nn, Ac,
that they had employed John P. Jltdy,
for and lu consideration of the sum cl
fifty dollars, to make the necessary sur
veys, estimates, plun3 and specifications
for said bridge.
On motion of Alderman Thlstlewood,
report was received and ordi red it led. Tbe
same committee reported under resolu
tion adopted and referred to them at last
melting, relative to tho filling and gra
ding ol certain portions ot 19lh and liOlh
streets and Wushington avenue, that the
specilied streets hail within the past two
years received their full proportion ot
improvements, and that all necessary re
pairs would be kept up lu said streets as
in other parts of the city, also that the ap
propriations lor Btrcets was exhausted
und asked to be discharged from further
consideration of tho resolution.
On motion of Alderman Thistlewood
the report was received and the commit
claims anu accounts.
Tho following claims ugainit the city
were reported hack by the committee on
elaim3, reeommcudiuir payment in lull of
J. S. MeUahey, 0,325 feet oak
lumber at. $15 uo $ i 00
WiUuii ami Mui:trd , reconSi rust
ing 111) lineal lect oidrwuik,
northerly side ol 2U:h oiieit,
between Commercial avenue
and Levee street, at 7!c 22 i 40
T J I'ltzgeraM, recousiri c:;;
11 Uneiil feet piileWK'l,
iouttii'rly sidti ol H.li tl'.it-.
between Washington avtctt
and Poplar street, at 53e St) 55
T J Fitzgerald, reconstructing
222 lineal feet sidewalk, Oil
westerly side ol Ponlar xlreet,
between 12th and l.ith streets,
aNbV - 102 13
U W llender-on, 4ke;: iudnaiii",
October 10, 177, at S3 12 00
N A Devore, 10 days' latjor' on
sidewalk, at $1 fid 24 CO
J.niii s Keating, 2; j days' labor
on sidewalks, $1 2j CU
M llollilhall, dits' labor Oil
sidewalks, at 1 2.') !0 02
Ji hn Sail. v. in. hauling l'S loads
of lum'ier. at 3(to g 4!)
William Dally, tilling Old cubic
yarls nt earth, on VVmIihu
street, between lltu and 14th
Ute.-ts at 21e 10,1 31
P Fitzgerald, 4J dys same, nt
tlM 11 f7
V V Humleraon, US) fuel bulldcis
line and 3 naiM 40
Juniea .Sullivan, hauling one
drunk to Jll ir,
Cairo City Coal Co., 1 tun coal
clerk's ufllce 3 25
John Tabtr, mucilage, legal cap,
twine ct'., del ksolhce 4 CO
K H Cuiuiliiuliaui, rent of coun
cil chamrMT up to Dec. l?r 10 00
J Burger & Co.. 3 "W" boxes
nnd drayage, lor clerks yllice 1 75
Cairo City G:n Co., gas con
suraed in council chamber Nov. C5
John Clancy, broom, council
Cairo City Coal Co., 2 tons coal
for city jail, at $3 23 S 10
P MihonHV, dieting prisoners
during November 1W 00
P Mahoney, di. ting prisoners be
fore trial, NJVeinlier 18 33
C VV Henderson, UJ ioints pipe,
2 elbows, Ac. city jail 4 13
Cairo Citv Gas Co., g.is consum
ed in city Jail, November
Cairo Bi'I.lktin, publishing pro
ceedings. Ac, November 7 65
Cairo City Coal Co., 1 ton coal for
pnhcp headquarters 3 15
JS McGahey, 109 feet cypress
lumber for ehv scales 4 18
John McNulty, 1 lock for dek
of marshal's olllce 25
Cairo City Cas Co., gas consum
ed in police headquarters, Nov. 2 60
C. B. Newland, repairs court
house pump 10 19
D. llartninn. rent ol athenenm,
Capt. Elds, citizens meeting 5 P0
Cairo Printing Co., printing bills
for citizens meeting at the
atheneum and distributing
same 5 00
II. T. f lerould, labor on Maikct
street pumn 1 25
On motion of A'derman Lancaster the
above claims were allowed and ordered
paid by the following vote :
Ayes Foley, Halllday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Kit tollhouse, Thistlewood,
Wood, Wright and Yocutn 9.
The following claims were reported
back by same coniinitteo recommending
payment as follows, viz :
J Cooke A fl Dunkcr, recoa
strneting 330 lineal feet side
walk, on southerly side of 14th
street, between Conunere'at
avenue and Levee street, nt CSc .24 40
Tho Committee, recommending pay
mcntlesstwnty-tlve per cent to be re
tained lor completion and accept .tneii of
John A Reevp. costs nt suit. City
ot Cairo vs. Fred and 11. SUcIk
er 11 30
Tho Committee recommending that
four dollars nnd forty cents be allowed
In full, being the amount less transcript
J.din A Reeve, enstsof suit, City
ot Cairo vs. Mike Dugaii,,.. 13 75
The Coinmittpo recommending that
eight dollars and ninety cents be allowed
in lull, being lss the ters of J. J. Bird,
Wm. Q. McGee, percentage on
fines collected 15 20
The Committee recommending that
the tea bill of Alexander county circuit
court in tho case of the City of Cairo vs.
Geo. II. Leach, amounting to eight dollars
seventy cents, be deducted, and that
seven dollars and fltty cents be lu full
payment of bill.
Wm. Q, MeOee, per sentags on
flnfi collected In September... . 8 40
The Committee recommending that
four and 40-100 dollars be deducted for
amount of cosis In tbe case ol the City of
Cairo vs. Fred, and II. Stlchcr, wherein
non-suit was taken, allowing four loU
iars In IijII payment tor said bill.
On motion ol Alderman Wright, the
bills were allowed and ordered paid as
rccomineuded by the Committee, by the
Ayes Foley, Ilalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Ulttenhousc, Thistlewood,
Wood, Wrljjht and Yocutn 9,
The Fiuance Committee reported that
thy had destroyed cancelled scrip by
biMi'-ng this day the amount of f 2,213
On motion of Alderman Thistlewood,
rcpoi tjreceived and ordered filed.
Tho report of the Committee on Po
lice, Jail and Fire Departments, to whom
was referred at last regular meeting,
petition of tho Rough and Ready Fire
Company, praying tor the purchase
by the eity of 500 feet of hose, was sub
mitted. AUerman Wright moved that
tho report be received and the city clerk
instructed to open correi-pondence with
dealers or manufacturers of hose, and as
certain the lowest figures such hose as is
needed can be obtained at, and report to
the city council at next regular meeting.
Alderman Wood moved to amend by
laying over to next meeting adopted
The same committte, reported under
resolution adopted and referred to It at
last regular meeting, authorizing tbe pur
chase of wa?rr proof coats for tho present
police f.rc", recommending that the city
comptroller l instructed to purchase
On motion of Alderman Wood, laid
oyer until next regular meeting.
CLAIMS and accounts.
A. Coming', fees from April 1,
1.870 to May 1, 1877, as per re
port filed 193 C5
On motion of Alderman Weod, refer
red under rules (o committee on claims
Alderman Hallid.ty Introduced the fol
lowing resolution and moved Its adop
tion: Rcsiked, That the Clerk is hereby
Instructed to transfer to the street fund
From the drainage fund the sum of one
thousand (1,000) dollars; from sidewalk
fund the sum ot five hundred ($300) dol
lar; such amounts not being required In
the last named funds; also that eight
hundred (JSOO) dollars be transferred
from Board of Health fund to salary
fund; It not being required in said first
The motion to adopt prevailed by the
following vote :
Ayes Foley, Ilalliday, Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Rittenhouse, Thistlewood,
Wood, Wright and Yocmu 0.
By Alderman Foley :
K'iulm!. That tho City Clerk be and
is hereby Instructed to purchase brick for
the repair ot briek sidewalks on the corn
er of Seventeenth street and Commercial
Alderman Ilalliday moved to amend
by Instructing the Committee on streets
to repair brick sidewalks in stu b man
ner as they may deem best.
Amendment adopted, and the resolu
tion as amended, adopted by the follow
Ayes Foley, Ilalliday, Lancaster,
O'Ciillahan, Rittenhotiso, Thistlewood,
Wood, Wright and Yocum 0.
The report ol A. Comings, Justice of
the Peace, from April 1, 1870 to May 1,
1S77, was submitted, and, oa motiouof
Alderman WooJ, received and referred
to tne Committee on Police, Jail and Fire
The Mayor stated that under the reso
lution adopted at the last regular meet
ing, increa ing the polieg force one num
ber, and acting thtrcon, nominated John
The nomination was continued by the
Ayes Foley, Ilalliday. Lancaster,
O'Callahan, Kittenhouse, Thistlewood,
Wood, Wright and Yocum 9.
On motion ot Alderman Wright, the
J. II. PniLi.li, City Clerk.
On Dec. 2!.st. a grand masquerade ball
will be given at liltige's Hall under the
auspices of a number of the young gcn
tlemen ot t'ais city. The best music that
can be procured will be in attendance.snd
it is proposed by the managers to make
the ball tbe most successful of the season
in point of enjoyment, As the initiatory
masquerade of the year there Is no doubt
but what tho attendauco will be large;
and as the larger the number, tho more
the pleasure at a bull mask, we do not
hesitate to predict a good time for those
who attend. The following are the com
mittee ol arrangements ;
Geo. M. Frascr,
I Goo. JI. Fry,
Pprtlcs who wish to attend can pro
cure tnatks at Dsn Ilartman's.
Vim, t lchhoil
Still presides at tho corner ot ?cvcn
teeth street and Washington avenue,
and has as usual a line variety of dress
ing cases and parlor suits and calls spe
cial attention to his llue)lo ot camp and
Come, Iook, buy, pay and then fall to
the rear to make room tor the next cns
Kolleoio nil Purlieu Conenruerl.
Notice Is hereby given to all parties
having claims ol whatever naturo against
Alexander county, that thoy will be re
quired to make oath to the correctness ol
tho same before tbe same will be allowed,
as provided by Section 33, of Chapter 84,
ol tho Revised Statutes ot Illinois.
Bam'l. J. Holm, County Clerk.
Xov. 38, 1877" 11-JWm dJsw.
To Sit No ! (low hard that is to do In
It is ono thing that very few peoDle have
cimms ueen in Dusiness anu situ nave
It were to aay It, when asked by a customer: "Is this piece of goods all wool, sir! "I
want to buy a good all-wool suit tor $7, Will you guarantee It to be all wool and
to wear well?" The merchant who can say no, knows bis business, anddeswrrtt
a monument. In otber words to tell the truth and lose a customer thereby Is ont)
of the hardest things to do. All business men are fullv cooralzant of thai
tact, and give as their reason: "Well, If 1 had told them the truth, 1 would
have lost the customer, and my competitor made the sale.'
Well, we have been In business long enough to know how to say, No. We
will tell the truth II we never make a aale. We will never mlarenreMnt a vmnneiit t
sell it. We may lose you once, but if we
we happen to be mistaken In our ludgment and to err is human we will satisfy yea
If we have to go so far as to refund you your monevjand allow you to keen the goods.
For the trututulness of the above, we retar you to any of our customers.
FARNBAKER, the Clothier.
PHENIX DRUG STORE
Ifia Corner 18th Street & Oom'r'l Ave.S n
I Have Opened aa
MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, STATIONERY
And Toilot Artioloa,
To Which I Call the Attention of the Public
jyi will make the accurato compounding of pbysiaians prescriptions a ape
THE ST. CHARLES.
A Model Hotel and a Modern
Intorior Cbangea-Th Sampla roona,
1 Among tho many features of Cairo ot
' which strangers visiting. In our city are
wont to speak in the highest terms of
praise none deserve or receive a greater
meed than the St. Charles Hotel, as fine
and well appointed a caravansary In pro
portion to its size as there is to be found
in the west. This is no idle boast, but
an absolute fact, as can be attertcd by
the statements of the hundreds of com
mercial men and the travelling public
generally who make this their stopping
place. It is as commodious and com
fortable In all its departments and as
well furnished as the generality of mo.
dern hotels, and enjoys a patronago pro
portionate to its worth. The
St. Charles Hotel was built,
or rather completed, In 1859, the work
having been commenced in 1S5C. Tbe
stock company which erected It leased
the building and it has been in continual
operation under various managements
ever since; always enjoying a good and
lucrative patronage. The present mana
ger, Mr. E. 11. Egnew, assumed control
ot the house in November, 187G, and, we
say it without exaggeration and uusolicU
ted, ttie St. Charles has never been under
as good n management nor has it ever
been in as good condition since its com
pletion as It is at tho present time.
In January ot the present year
tho house was refitted through
out in every department with new lurni
ture, carpets, etc.. the entire cost being
about $5,000. For wall papering alone
an expenditure ol $1,200 was required.
This gives the reader some Idea ot the
thorough renovation the interior has un
dergone. The house contains one huns
dred rooms, including reception parlors,
bridal chambers and sample rooms, all
of which are located on the second floor.
The parlors and bridal chambers are
magnificently furnished and appointed,
located in the front ot the house and com
manding a fine view tip and down the
In various parts of the house are station
ed a number of fire extinguishers which
can at a moment' notice be brought into
action; speaking tubes exttnd from aaoh
hall to tho ollice, and an annunciator
affords communication betweeen all tbe
rooms and the same place. The dining
room is a large and commodious hall,
lOxiiO feet In dimension with an ordi
nary capacity of about one hundred per
sons, its management together with
that ot the culinary department devolves
upon that competent gentleman Mr. D.
Illndman. The reputation of the St.
Charles lu this rcsppct is second
to that of no other
hotel in the country, and it may be justly
attributed to the careful oversight of tbis
gentleman, who has been Identified with
a number ot the best hotels in the coun
try. Commercial men generally, praise
the menu In the highest terms, and we
can personally endorse Its excellence.
We herewith present a bill ot lare for
linked Pike-Italian Sauce.
Sugar Cured 11am.
Ribs ol Boet. Turkey Crauberry Sauee.
Flllels of Teal Duck, Smotbarad In Oni
ons, Haked Pork and Beans Bostou
New Turnips. Stewed Tomatoes.
Baked sweet Potatoes Browned Pot
atoes. Butter Beans. Masbed Pota
New Eagland Dairy Cheese. Worcester
shire Sauae. Aromatic Pickles. Cel.ry.
- Gloucestershire Sauce. Tomato Cats
up, Phkled Beets. Chow-Chew,
Cranberry Pie. Fruit Pudding Uraody
sauee. Cream Pie.
Lady Cake. Layer Baalns. Apples
Texas Peoana- Ice Tea. French Coffee.
Oolong Tea. Pound Cake. Jelly Cake.
Vanilla loe Cream, Variegated Cake.
The offloe force consists of Messrs. A.
I. Rebtrtson and T. W, Cols, two fan
all SDherea of lltu. To aa da f and i
learned to do. How lonar hava soma
not learned nave not the eonnn aa
sell you once we sell von alvava. Hfcoald
Entire New 8toek ef .
tlemen of long experience, and who are
eminently fitted for tbe positions which
Besides these gentlemen a force ele
ploy es numbering 32 persons is neces
sary in the management of the bouse.
Located near tbe Illinois Central and Tin
cennes road depots the St. Charles la the
stopping place ot almost the entire com
mercial trade; besides It has a large num
ber of permanent boarders who are at
traded by its home-like comforts and
FAMILIES AND THE TRADE
can be supplied with choice Iowa butter
TUBS OR ROLLS
at Ct Ohio levee, tf. II. Leiuhtox.
PETTIS & BIRD,
Corner 14th street and Washington
avenue have the best selected stock ot
staple and fancy groceries la the city, so
call on them and get your Christmas
also a large lot of toys will bo sold at cost
to close out. Fire works sold very cheep.
BARGAINS HJAKGA1N !
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Mrs. S. Williamson, at No. Ill Com
mercial Avenue, desires to annonnoe to
the public that she has added to herlarfe
stock of Millinery Goods, a large assort
ment of Miscellaneous Goods ef nearly
every description, suit able tor Holiday
Pkesimts, which she will sell tor cash
cheaper than those that are advertised te
be sold at tost.
Call and examine, and see for yeur
The regular annual meeting ef the
stockholders of the city national bank ot
Cairo for the election ot a board of direc
tors will he held at the office of the bank
on Tuesday, the 8th day of January, 1IT.
at the honr of 10 a. m.
Tee. 7, 1177. rJSod.
A naat aotuga, four rooms. Apply te
B. F. Blake. llMt
SIGNAL SFRTtCX KIPORT.
BTATIOB, Lowwaraa. aUaacifal
t. nr. it. x,
Pittabnrg ., a 1 T
Oinoinnau ti it S 0
Cairo ...,... is o a
Davenport S -) S
Keokuk S e a
St. Louis 11 a
JAMBS at. WATSOK,
Baraaaat Signal Strrica, U. SJ. A
Robert Mitchell has good trip for the
The City of Helona was about ball lad
en, and made some additions here.
Captain R. C. Gray ot Pittsburgh, ar
rived on the City ol Helena.
The Belle Memphis brought Xew Or,
leans cotton yesterday, and has a mode'
rate trip lor St. Louis. " .
From the City of Helena we lean that
the Bee is a dead loss, and wfll no doubt
he wrecked. Captain JU W. Dugaa was
at the wreck, -
The tow boat Ark sunk two coal
boats Monday afternoon on the old dasa
and damaged a third oa the old dam at
Frenoh Island. .. ...
The Jim Flsk for Paducsh, Ste Gene
vtcve for Memphis are due to-day.
The Upper Mississippi Is said to be ria
Ing again. -.-
Captain Lawrence Carter bad hit am
fractured while the U. P. Bebeaek mi
taking hay at Vevay, Indiana the other
aay, and Capt. Schen ia acting nrtalsi
In bis place daring hU illness. TheLaar
L. Davis is loading . at rittea
burg for Nashville. Tbe lass ,
ran of ' coal front nttaharg
will aggregate 4,600,000 bascels. '
Thomas J. Patterson, clerk of tka) J. S.
Merest, died at Baton Rouse on RsOnr
The Bee was insured t IM.QQs).