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Ue Mvcral county offlce
Adopted I. 7, 1S77
Thos. YY. Ualudav,
Import of Salmon Ilazlr wood, load iu
perrUor of road district No. 14, claiming
the turn of 14 50 for extra labor on roada
wai presented. On motion the report was
approred and his clulm payablo out o'.
the special road fund.
The consideration of the semi-annual
report of Fetcr Saup, sheriff for fees
earned and received in fcla otllee during
tliesix.moiths ending, December ir,
was resumed, wiereupon motiou the sum
of to 10 41 asked by said sheriff for tddt.
niorV him was aniiroved by tlie
following tote, viz :
Ayes Brown and Sauiuions.
n mntion tho comniifsicners were
each allowed to place upon tho record
their reasons for the fbrcgolns vote, waioh
are as lollows, viz :
Board of Connty CommlBBlonm Alexander C o.
Illinois. iliuona ( LuiiiiuinaioiKr lialliuuy
for declining to vote lor claim uf I', batip.
Sheriff and Ex -Off. Calll. for "additional
1 decline to vote lor allowing tho item
of $610 41 "additional clerk hire" claimed
m Mr. Saup'a report of expenditures, in
excess of amount heretofore fixed. The
opinion ! counsel to the county U onti
tied to and has my fullest respect, but I
am compelled to say that its conclusions
do not satisfy me that this board has any
legal right whatever to allow this claim.
The constitution of the state in sec.
10, article 10 makes it mandatory upon the
county board to "fix tho compensation
of all county officers with the amount
of their nocessary clerk hire, stationery
and other expenses," and provides "that
the compensation uf no officer shull be
increased or diminished duriug his term
The revised statutes, 1S74, sec. 33, chap.
34 designates as th time to fix the cotn
pcnsatlon of county ollloers, whose com
pensation is required to be fixed, the
meeting of the county board next before
the regular election for such ollloers.
The county board at its September,
(1S70) meeting "next before tho regular
election" at w hicli the present sheriff was
elected, passed tho following order, to
wit: "It is hereby ordered that th
salary of the sherill
and ex-oflloio collector be fixed at $1.!00
per annum with a deputy whose salary
shall not exceed $900 per annum, and
that he be allowed lor expenses a sum
not to exceed $100 per annum.
Thus, in strict obedience to the man
dated the constitution, the county board,
the sole judge of the ne.-esmry amounts
to be fixed, at the tlm designated by the
statutes for the exercise of that judgment,
fixed (established, settled) the compensa
tion of the sheriff with the amount of ime
Mflary clerk hire (deputy) and expenses,
lully and completely. It seems to me
that nothing was left to be done; the au
thority was exhausted; the action of the
board was final and inreyocable; and any
subsequent action of tho board "Increas
ing or decreasiug" the compensation, so
fixed, is certainly void as being prohibi
"ted by the constitution. Any other con
struction would seem to aflord no pro
tection whatever to the people or to the
olllcer, (the present instance illustrating
very forcibly that noue would bo atlorded
the people) for the compensation, or any
part of it, could be increased or decreas
ed at pleasure ol the board.
1 believe 1 am fully borne out in my
views by the decisions of the supreme
court of the state in cases of Kllgore vs.
the People. 76th lliinois,(where tho whole
compensation of the officer had been
fixed) and in "Wliltiock et al vs. the Peo
ple, etc., not yet reported, (where the
whole compensation of the ollicer was not
fixed at the first meeting ol the board.)
Outside of any legal questions, howcT
er, 1 do not think that justice or lair
dealing justifies the board in allowing
this claim. The compensation having
been fixed before Mr. tsaup was elected,
he knew when he took the oath of olllce,
that the whole compensation to which he
would be entitled was limited to $2,500
per annum. There has been no work
performed that could not then be fore
seen, lie asks tins board to allow a claim
tor expenditures which he has made tor
"additional clerk hire" without any au
thority whatever from the board, and
solely for his own benefit; tor accountants
to prepare proparly the accounts and re
ports of liis oiltce, which he nor his as
sistant (already allowed $900 per annum)
did not possess sufficient clerical ability
to prepare, it Is unjust that the county
should pay lor this. It est.alil!hcs a(
bad and dangerous precedent, lor the
foregoing reasons 1 earnestly protest
against the action ot tho majority of the
board fa this maU'-r.
Titos. W. IIaM.IDAY,
In reference to the claim of Peter Saup,
sheriff and collector, for additional necs
essary clerk hire, 1 have como to the fol
First, that the money expended by
him tor said clerk hire seems to have
been ncceesary in tho discharge of his
duties as collector; that the sum claimed
formed no more than a fair compensation
for the work performed.
Secondly, that inasmuch as our county
counsellor has decided that the present
board have dlscretioaary powers in the
case, I feel constrained to yield to his
Thirdly, since justice and fair dealing
would require the allowance ol the claim,
and since our county counsellor has do
clared that the board may lawtullv allow
the same, I yield to what 1 know to lc
tho demands of justice, and what Is uc
clared by our legal adviser to bo the law;
and therefore vote tor the allowance ot
the collectors claim tor clerk hire, viz:
$81041.' Geo. W. SiMMoxs,
Cairo, Ills., Dec.7,lS77.
Caibo, Ills., Dec. 7, 1877.
Before the Boird f Oeunty Commmionen in re
jwd totherlS'i clerk hire.
First, as to maklnsr allowances to the
sheriff lor cleik hire In making up the
record ot forfeited tax and tor collecting
the county revenue lor the year 1879, l
take the same ground of Mr. Gilbert,
and the law and constitution that It Is in
the discretion of tbo board of county
Secondly, after satisfying myself as to
the right of the bills presented by the
snerin by general disinterested inlorma
tlon, 1 am now ready lor the yeas and
nays of the said sheriffs report.
' ; . AUhiih Brown, Co. Com'r.
On motion, the report of said slierlfl of
feel received by him, and also the ex
penditures of bis office during the term
mentioned, was approved, and tho bal
ance, as anown thwein to bo due said
sheriff, of $501 00, tnnde payable by law
out of any criminal lees du him and not
collectable from tbo deleudanvi, u on
motion allowed by tbo following irV)
Ayes Brown and Uamuioru.
' On motion, adjourned until to-morrow
morning it 9 o'clock.
' SatukdaY, Dec. 8, 1S77.
Board met pursuant to adjournment,
i'resent, Commissioners Ualllday, Brown
I Tho following bills were presented and
on motion allowed, to-wit :
Of.1. E.Park, for burial of four jiaupcri 811 HO
ik Mary Byrne, foi boarding a pauper If 0
Ut in . 1 , umwart, lor t uiulrict luriiianca
Of Wm. Howell, for m.itrte for jail
Bill of L. S. Marshall for fumUhlng
coffins for paupers, In full, to Dec. 1st,
$23 50, presented. On motion, $10 was
allowed in payment In full ot said bill.
Bill of Fred. S. Smith, for services per
formed in writing up records In the
county clerk's oiltce lelt incomplete and
unfinished during tho term i;l J. (J.
Lynch, the late iucuuibeui, amouutlnjr
to $120 73, was presented. O.i motiou,
the sum of $117 75 was allowed In pay
ment in lull ot said bill; a warrant for
the sum ol $100 heretofore issued by the
board to said Smith lor account ot
such service to bo llrst returned
to the county clerk; to be by him
marked upon tho faco cancelled, and re
ported to this board to bo destroyed.
Bill of Sisters of the Holy Cross, for
keeping and maintaining paupers at the
hospital, lu lull to 1st Inst., the sum uf
$S7. On motion, the sum of $:2 20 was
allowed by tne board In payment in full
of said bill.
The following legal teuton of :"5srs.
'Oicen & Gilbert was presented to the
board aud read, viz :
Caiko. III., Nov. 2S, 1S77.
Messrs. Giskkx A dii.uKitr, Attonn'j s,
etc. Gentlemen : For the lutormution
ol the members of the County Board ot
Alexander county, I respecifully ask
your legal opinion upon the lulluwin
First, Has the Coanty Board authority
to orJer warrants drawn upon the treas
urer when there is no money in the treas
ury to pay them?
Xccom, Cau warrants oe legauyurawn
upon the treasurer In anticipation ot and
against tne current lax levy, wiil:i ami
to what extent ?
Third, Has the county collector author
ity to receive in payment ot the taxes lor
the current year warrants drawn prior
tin; levjing of such tax by the (.'utility
Fourth, It warrants can he 1-gally
drawn again-1 and i.i anticipation of (lie
current taxes, iniit the fact be shown
upon the face of the warrant that they
are so drawn ?
Fifth, Has the County Board authority
to apportion and set apart among the
several funds or purposes of the eounty
the revenues of each year; and when s,
apportioned and set apai t, can any county
olllcer or other person legally incur any
liability against the county t utr
Mf or in fiM.v niann'r ill excess 01 .Such
particular fund or purpose.
Very respect lully,
Tims. W. Hai.i.idav.
Co. Com. Alexander County.
1 suppose you are aware that the coun
ty indebtedness is now in exer-ss of 5 per
cent, of the assessed valuation of the real
and personal property within the county.
.awOitki:oi- GiiKKXit Giuinn .1
Cairo, Ills., Dec. 7, h77. j
Tuo. W. Hai.i.idav, F.si , County Coin
Dear Sin: In reply to your eonnnti
nicatiou ot Nov. 2v.li hereto atuehed
and upon the assumption therein made
that the existing county indebtedness al
ready exceeds live per cent um on tio val
ue of the taxable property in the county
as ascertained by tho last assessment ol
state and county taxes, we beg, alter
careful consideration of th! subject, to
Fini : The county board has not, in
our opinion, any "authority to order
warrants drawn upon the treasurer when
there is no money in the treasury to pay
them," and the drawing of such warrants
increases tlm existing indebtedness ol the
county such action by the couuiy board
would be "ultra nret ' and in violation
of sec. 12, art. 0 ol the present constitu
Second : Warrants can, in our opinion,
be legally drawn upon tho treasurer in
anticipation of and naintt the
current tax levy; when such tax
levy has been specially vpitro-
uited iii aJi'iiuce by the County Hoard
to the payment ol such warrants, to tne
extent ol the amount required to meet
tlio ordinary or necessary current ex.
penses of the county, and vi'h'n the
limits of the revenue expect I ' be real
ized from said current lax h vy; wided:
first, the tax appropriated mut, at the
time of fueh appropriation, he uctwdly
levied; second, by the legal ctlcet of thu
warrants so drawn, no liabilit; mutt ac
crue aguiwst the county, absolu'-o or eon
tiug'Uit, upon iiou-payuient thereof out
ot the revenue so appropriated as nlore-
Third, Whether or not the count v col
lector would have authority to receive
In payment ot the taxes lor the current
year warrants drawn iirlor to the Icvvlnir
of such tax by the County Board," h a
question more difficult of solution, aud
iu regard to which no direct ailjudieutiou,
so lar as we arc at preeut advised, lias
yet been made. See. 154, ch. 4, of the
general rcvenuo laws of this State, pro-
viues, m respect to ino maimer in which
taxes tiro to bo collected, t' "the
county revenue snail no collected in
gold aud silver coin, United States legal
teuder notes, current national
bank notes, county orders and jury :erii
ficates, and in no other currency." The
language of tlio law would at lint
iiiufH, to make all comty orders ol every
kind aud description, and regardl"ss of
the particular fund ngain-a which tbey
were drawn and out of which they could
alone be paid by the treasurer, a Ujal len
der lor all kinds of county revenue, re
gardless ot the particular fund to which
that revenue belongs or has been special
ly appropriated; and, If such be held to
be the Intention and true interpretation
ol the law, there can be little doubt but
what tho collector would not only be
authorized but bound to receive, It ten
dered, In payment of the taxes lor Hie
current year, all legal and valid warrants
(county orders) ottered him.
If It be truc.as represented by you to us
In relation to the prevent outstanding
county warrants, that they have have nil
been Issued since the couutv Indnhtn u
ness reached, and while it exceeded the
constitutional limit of five Her centum
aloresald, It is a scrlnus question whether
or nut on oi mem, (in whoseso
ever bands they may he and
wneuier Dona tide holders lor
value or not) are not illegal and void, as
ncing issued without warrant or authority
ol law. "Ordinary city, county and
town orders or warrants," says Mr. Dll
Ion, In his most excellent work on muni
clpal corporations. " are In some respects
different from bonds. and
tlm better opinion is, that there Is no Im
plied power lu tho officers ol a town,
county or city corporation to Isniio wars
rants or orders which shall bo free Irom
equities In the hands of holders; that the
distance oi sucn a power is not urcrsy.'iry
as an moment 10 inost: ordinarily granted
w to carry out tno purposes ol tlm cor
porUon,and would be attended with
abuse ana fraught with danger, Orillim.
ry warrnnts or orders arc not com-
raerclal or neggUable paper In the hands
of holders so as to exclude Inquiry Into
the legality ot their issue or preclude de
lenses thereto. A municipal
corporation w not euopved, niter a war
rant upon its treasury has been issued,
to set up the defense of ultra vires."
Assuming, therefore, that all the
out-staudlng orders were issued
wlnle the existing Indebtedness
of the county exceeded the con
stitutional limit, aud In violation of
the constitutional provision aforesaid;
and that the law, as appnoauio to county
warrants, is as nbovo stated; it would
undoubtedly follow that tho said war
rants wire illegal and void even in tho
hands of bona nde holders tor value, and
the colleelor (especii lly it notified by the
county board not to do so) would not be
authorized or oound to receive mriu in
pavnu nt ot tho current taxes.
But waiving all question as the legal!
ty of said warrants, and even assuming
them valid, nnd that tho county board
could, by a special order, nerval tcr in
reet their payment, or, being thereunto
authorized by a vote ot tne people in
pursuance of law, herealter levy a spe
ciid additional tax to pay them; yet, so
lar as the current taxes are concerned,
and According to the true and proper
construction ot said section l)l above
r"tei'tvd to, when carefully examined In
connection with the nature, character
and object of warrants, the form and
man wr in which they arc drawn, geiii
eral rules of (onstruing statutes, and
recent decisions holding that cur
rent taxes, when levied, may be
appropriated to a special purpose,
viz.: tlie payment ot current expenses,
etc., it Is our opinion that it was not the
iim-mim of thu legl.-luture to make all
kindsol county warrants (without regard
to the Jai tietilarfund against which they
are ilr.nvn and out ol which alone the
luasiiier would be authorized to pay
them it presented at the treasury) a legal
leinKr iu payment ot the entire county
revel. uc, without regard to the particular
luml m the treasury to which such reve
miu v ai directed "by law to be placed
wliei collected and paid over to thu treas
urer. For, it such were the true intent
and meaning of the law, not only might
ihe warrants drawn payablo out ol a
special or particular luud only exhaust,
not merely that special fund out of which
it was alone payable, but tlie entire rev
enue and every portion lliereol belonging
to otin'r special funds out of which sueti
warrants were not payable, and never
could be legally paid by the treasurer.
Such a construction would place it be
yond the power of the county to meet
one cent ol interest upon bonds, and rciir
der inoperative many provisions ot
law ih:.i illicit be mentioned if neces
sary. The issuing ol a mandamus
to coin) cl the levying of a special tax to
pay v. judgment or other indebtedness
woi.lt! provcan idlet.tk; and the doctrine
HiiiH mi 1 by our supremo court, that
il.e current revenue iiuy b j appropriated
m advance ol collection to tho payment
ol warrants propel ly drawn against it,
would be but a sliam and a delusion; for
If ult sorts l warrants arc receivable in
paj iU.'iil ol all eorts of county revenue,
ibtii the oatstandinir warrants drawn
with reference to the revenue of long
years ;igo, or without rclcrenee to the
s;,iJ "-peeial tax" or "revenue lor the
current year." would be all that might
ever reach the hands of treasurer; and
(says Dillon on municipal corporation?)
"payment by the treaurer '; of a
niuuicipal corporation ol lis orders or
warrants, ipso lacto extinguishes them"
tbey cannot be rc-iv-ued; and eonse
quentiy it would be legally impossible
lor the judgment creditor to receive his
".-pceial tax'1 which had thus been coU
leeted, or any part of the current
revenue to ' be appropriated.
We tire of the opinion thai when
the legislature said "the county
revenue r-lmll be collected in eolu and
silver coin, county order. oc ,
it meant and tin-ruby intended, no:
mercy legal, but appropriate county or
ders orders payable out ot the county
revenue, on account ot which they are
receivable by the collector, should such
revenue reach the treasury such county
on ers only as are legally payable at the
treasury out ot the particular revenue
tor which they arc receivable, should
such revenue be collected in money and
bs paid into tho treasury.
This, as it seerns to" us, is tlio only
reasonable and logical construction tliat
can be placed upon said section; and the
term 'county orders," as therein used,
and, in our opinion, our supreme couri
will, it it has not already virtually done
so, so decide, whenever the question
ccmes properly before the court. Wo
are tlierelore of tho opinion that the
county collector would not be authorized
to receive in payment of the taxes of the
current year any warrants drawn prior
to the levying ol sueli lax, nor any war
rant - vhai ver except such as are specially
uiadu payable out ol or drawn against
such tax, should the county board.
after the levying of said tax unci
prior to tho delivery of the tax books to
the collector, make a sultuble and proper
order, declaring and constituting the en
tire teles levied for county purposes for
the current year"a special fund," for the
payment only of the ordinary and neces
sai v expenses of tho county lor the cur
rer.t year ; and thereby specially appro
priating said taxes to the payment, when
collected, ot such warrants as shall, dur
lii such year, by order of the board and
In pursuance nt and according to law, be
druwn upon, and made specially payable
out of said special lund, which warrants,
and none others (the order should de
clare), sliall he receivable by the collector
In payment ol the said taxes thereby ap
propriated. It the warrants now outstanding arc
all void, as here n before suggested, and
tne- uoani siiouiu, oy direction to the col..
lector not to receive them for taxes, re-
pin lato them, the collector would not.
ol course, be authorized to receive them.
even In tlie absence ol such special order
it appropriation nsaoove suggested: yet
the safer course would bo to rely upon
such special appropriation, clc.
J ' .,o Warrants to be drawn in anti
cipation of the current taxes should
"show upon their faco that they aro so
drawn." We suggest that they speslly
oy mat uiey are due and payable only out
of tho said current taxes, which, to the
amount named therein, have been and are
iiiereny appropriated to the payment
uiereoi, aim lo no cliarced to "special
lund." We think tho warrants should
also spceily that the Issuance and accept
ance thereof shall create no liability on
the part of the county, and thu holder
thereoi sliall look only to said "special
nun or payment.
Fij(h-ln and by scclion 52 (pago 300
i.cv. Mat., J8-j,) the county board are
vested with the nower lo 'innuatro the
county tuiiCls;" and In tho management
uiereoi nave, wo think, authority to aw-
purtinn and set apart the revenues of each
year to such special lunds ornurnosesas
the law authorizes, etc.; nnd when so set
apart to any special lund or purpose, no
ono save tlm board Itself, could ere-
ain any liability ugaiut the county
tor nny purpose or In any manner
In excess ot the amount so net
apart, or foreign to the purposefor which
It Is set apart or tho fund to which It re
lates, ino county board, however, In
the mnnnecBictit of county lntula. wnubl
Imve (a low special cases unimportant to
the present Inquiry perhaps excepted) the
power to translcr irom one purposo or
lur.d to nnother.ntany time betore rights
of others Intervened bv reason of special
appropriations ot, or warrants apeelally
drawn upon and accented with retorenoo
to the particular fund to bo ntl'ected by
sueli transfer, In which cm It would not
Ik witniri me power of the board to make
OUR MOTTO: " Ths Best
Corner 8th Street and Commercial Ave.
j- jus JD cd m nan 'm js9
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoos,
Clothing, Hats and Caps, Coflees, Teas, Sugars,
Bacon, Hams. Specialty in Butter,
Cheese and Flour.
PRINTS, DOMESTICS, BLEACHED MUSLINS, SHIRT
INGS, FLANNELS, TICKINGS, DRESS GOODS, SILKS.
A full line of Carpets, Matting
asks, Ladies' and Misses' Boots,
This stock Is cntirdv New and Fresh.
(Kir Stock embraces everything needed
(ioods. l'leaso give us a call, examine
any transfer to the Injury of such "rights
of others. "
We believe we have now fully nnswer-
ed the sevrral questions propounded by
you in your said communication. We li
not deem it necessary to our onfriion as
herein given to cite ihe authorities etc.,
upon whith we rely to support the conclu
sions herein expressed. We beg howev
er, (among others) to especially call your
attention 10 opinions oi lion. 1 , l.yle
Dickey anil other leading lawyers of t in-
Mgo Chicago Legal News, vol, 7, page
il l. etc. authorities there cited :
Mayor and city ot Springfield vs. Kd
wards Chicago. Legal News, vol. 10,
11 etc., qualifying said opinions. Dillon
on municipal corporations, sec. -10C to 113,
hmh inclusive, and sec. CSC. note and au
KiiiL'il iirgvs. Pettis Co. IS. No. p.207
etc. lVnple,ete. vs. Co. Court Mcoupin
Co. 51. Ills., p. 17.
jrtr.F.N it Gimikrt.
Counsel lor Alexander Co.
Report ot W. D. Parrolt, road super
visor ot roaif district No. 8, claiming
amount due him lor extra labor upon
roads the Film of $18 r0. On motion,
the report was approved, nnd said claim
allowed payable out ot the special road
Kills of Goldstine & llosewater, lor
blankets for jail and clothing furnished
prisoners, in full to bee. 1, amounting to
the sum ol J.'S, presented. On motion,
the sum ot $13 00 was allowed in pay
ment in full ot Bald bills.
Billot fireen & Gilbert, lor quarter's
allowance as attorneys lor county, in lull
to Dec. 1, and amount paid for copies ol
papers in mandamus case In 1'nited
States Court, $257 20, was presented and
on motion allowed.
On motion, board adjourned until
Monday morning at oVloek.
Monday, Dec 10, 1877.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present, (.'oiumissloners Ilalliday and
Ssmmon.. Absent,C'omniissioner Drown.
The board entered upon the consid
eration of the matter of setting apart the
current revenue into separato lunds, and
sing the appropriations necessary to
carry on the county government lor the
current year pending which tlie board
adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9
Tiksday, Dec. 11, 1677.
Board met pursuant to adjournmwit.
Present, Commissioners Ilalliday, Sam
mons and Brown.
Semi-annual report ot Sam'l J. Ilumm,
county clerk, of fees earned aud received
by blm In full to Dec. 1, was presented,
and after having been examined by the
board, the same was approved, nnd the
accompanying bill ol lees In criminal
cases where said tees could not be col
lected irom defendants, amounting to
$135 35, was allowed.
The following communication was re-.
ceiyed from the sheriff1, viz.:
To tho Board of County Commissioners :
Tne BheriU nna collector will reauire
for use during the ensuing fiscal year:
j'.iaiiKS ror delinquent lax list.
Blanks lor judgment list tor printer.
Blanks for ices earned and received.
Blanks tor expend.tures.
Blanks lor tax receipts for city an!
1'rlLted postal cards to address to per
rosters ror annual collecting tour
The exact number required In each
case cannot be definitely determined.
- FKTi.it Halt.
Cairo, 111., Dec. 7, 1877. Sheriff.
On motion, the sheriff was authorized
to procure such number of tax receipts,
printed postal cards, through which to
give uotioo to personal tax-payers, and
posters giving notice of time ot collec
tion of taxes in the several precincts In
tho county, as he, In conjunction with
tho chairman of this board, may think
On motion, the circuit clerk is in
structed und authorized to purchase tho
following articles tor use In his olllce
upon such terms as the chairman of this
board may approve, viz.:
One judge's docket, "Daw."
One leo book. .
n motion, tlio county clerk Is in
structed and authorized to purchaso lor
the uso ol his olllce the lollowlng articles,
upon such terms as the chairman of this
board approve, viz.:
Two assessor's books.
Pour quires blank letters of guardian
ship. Two quires blank criminal capiases.
On motion, the chairman ol this board
Is authorized to purchase for the use of
the several county officers and courts tho
following articles, ylz.: 13 bottles ink,
one-half gross pen-holders, onchall
gross pencils, 3 reams legal cap paper,
12 boxes riper fasteners', assorted sizes,
1,000 envelopes. Said articles to bo kept
In tho county clerk's office; and delivered
Continued on Third. Page.
Goods at the .Lowest Prices."
Floor Oil Cloths, Curtain Dam
Children's Shoes, Gent's Boots
Sneciul attention uivnn to Coimlre frniln.
in the City or t'ouniry, in Groceries or liry
our goods nnd nrlces belore you buy.
COME AND SEE ME !
I am now oflcring my entire
l'or Ilia el Thirty lnj t
.lv in'rnd to ijuil the &'Mf ,
PAItTIKS IN SKAIICII (if II i:
( JAIN'S SHOT 1,1) No 1' FAIL To
GlYK MK A CALL.
T. AV A LI) E 1 1,
( or . Oili Stn-et nml Ohio Lev. e
M AMTACTl'KKIt AM DEALKIt I.N
CUSTOIvI 1,1 AD
Mr. Work desires t) call the attention l
the Public to tlio fart that lie tins al
ways on hand a larjrc, new and liisbioiiauie
Hoik of ready-iuude cu-tolii I'.ixita and
Hhocs ivhii li he will tc at
THE LOWEST TRICES.
' Call on Him At
51., It Wrl I C:a At:.
STE An iioatn.
Evansvilla, Cairo and Memphis
Steam Packet Co.,
PaJucah, Shawnootown, Evans
ville, Louisville, Cincinnati
and all way landings.
The r leuant aMwbrel steamer
ffALTJtll II. PjtWMI.10TON...M MaSU
iiAiaiis 1'ENNiNoTON Clerk
t WIU leave Cairo every VVEliNKSUiT t
o'clock u. m.
The flett bU'ainer
Bum Howard , ...Mantcr
to. 1 lion a cierk
leaves t,ai ro every SATU110.VY.
Pach boat makes close connection! at Cairo
With ftm-closs steamers for Ht. Louis, llctu
pbia and Sew Orleans, and at Evansvllle wltli
(be E. ft C. li. H for all poinu North and East,
and with the Louisville Mail Steamers fouall
points on the Upper Ohio, giving through re
ceipts on freighu anil panbengers to all points
JTur urther Information apply to
JAilKS UKKiS. J'aasengcr Agent.
hai.udaVhkos., . "
J. 11. 1-HILUF8, A.""'.
Or to U. J. UKAMMKR,
(Superintendent and Gvneral Freight Agent,
li-4-fli-lv. fcvaneville Iniliana.
CO A I,
Ordors for Coal by tho oar-load,
ton, or in hogshoads, for shipment
promptly attondod to.
To large consumers and all
manufacturers, we are propared
to supply any quantity, by tho
month or year, at uniform ratoa.
CAIRO CITY COAL CO.
Ofllceon wharf boat, foot of Sixth street."
r..OIHc ,.m iUlUay Jlrotoera, oupoalte St.
Egyptian Mills, Twentieth street.
Coal Umup, foot of ThlrtT-elgntb itreel, nr
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN LION. Ohio Levoo.
SIGN OP THE CRYSTAL MORTAR,
Washington Avenue and Eighth Street.
White Lead White Zinc,
Paint3--AH Colors Rsidy
Signal Oil, Neatfoot Oil,
West Virginia Oils.
The Elgin Keioscno Can
Tho. Only Pcrfoct Can in
the World. Mado of Glass
and ' i not to
Leak, C'Trodo or Broak.
Every family should have
OIL TANKS and
The best in Use. Patent Dome
and Measuring Force Pump.
Manufactured bv Wilson and
Evedcn. We sell at their prices
Agency and Depot for Ayers and Jaynes Medi
cines. Also for Wakefield's, Hartin's and Mc
Lean's Medicines. We control the celebrated
Aboriginal Indian Oil, Egyptian
Malaria King, and DeOinchon's
Peruvian Bark Bitters.
Br. Woods9 Fever Pills
Wholesale and Retail, at Dr. Woods' Prices.
German Syrup and August Flower,
Irish, French and American Glues,
Gelatine for Table Use-Very Cheap
Shoulder Braces for Ladies and Gentlemen
The Best Trusses, All Styles
Coarse and Fine Combs, and Hair Brushes
Shoo Blacking, Stove Blacking
Buy Copperas, Blue Stone Indigo, Madder,
Wax Flower and Artists' Materials
French, English and American Perfumery
All Kinds of Almanacs Free to Alt
Tho Best Extract of Buchu,
The Best Sarsaparilla and Blood Purifier
Holmans'Ague Pads, Woods' Pills,
Malaria King, and all Ague Medicines
Quinine, Smith's Tonic, Kress Tonic,
Nursing Bottles, Gum Nipples and Rubber Cloth
Feather Dusters and Counter Brushes
Writing Paper, Envelopes, Pens and Ink,
Paper Bags, Wrapping Paper and Twine
Shoe Blacking, Shoe Dressing, and Stove Polish
HOUSEWIVES USE WASHINE
"Last week I bought a 10 cent packatfc or WaaUine anil done my wanning in otie ball
the usual time at lo thun half the coHt ol Soap. 3fy elotho) ware whiter. 1 did not
have to rub them, nnd It did not ahrlnk my woolons, and for once I wua cnabied to un a
hot dinner on Monday. So ladles try it, aud you will lave labor, tlmo and money. It U
r....,ti nine i.u uno ib,
5 and 10 cent Packages.
Golden Lion Cologne-0' TSPSStiSSr"
Pur Imported Hay Hum, Kplcmlld-C niifuln Tnr
Nonp EiigliMli and American Noap Fine Im
ported Handkerchief Extracts In origi
nal IfottlcN or In llroken t nan ti
tle as wanted at low price.
Buy Your Brurjo
At Barclays' Droc Sioro.
Lmseed Oil, Turpentine,
Window Glass, Putty
for tie Brush,
Lard Oil, Whale Oil
Tanner's Pish Oil
The Family Safeguard
Awarded First Centennial Premium
and adopted after a thorough Scientific
and Practical Test by the U. S. GOV
ERNMENT LIGHT-HOUSE DEPART
MENT, Highly Commended by tho
U. S. STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS
BOARD OF WASHINGTON CITY
Fire risk for Elaine and Gas rate the
same with Insurance Companies, Used
by Railroads Street Cars and Hotels.
iRo$i yl ( jHipw s
Buy WASHINE AT BARCLAY'S.