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tlttld rrarulnr emrmuiiiatiuni In M
Jtnmc Hall, colour Cowncroinl avenue
i rxand t!(?hiu tnt, no iho second and
? th Mondv of mnb roonUi .
HI. Jan. D. EbK' AtldreM before Ihe
it. .! Chamber riomuit-rre.
; . tm Hk near rliaunt-l from
St. Laoiato Sew Orleans.
. '. . .
: Hunted tout of lit Fr posed Jni-
apt. Jas.' B. EaJi addressed the
idiImt of commerce at lit. Louie, on
.tdnesday afternoon, on the itihjcct ol
't improvement of the Mississippi
cr. Ills speech la lull of Interest to
people ot this MCliou, arid fceilue we
blub It in full,
crr. tads' hkmadk.
it. i'rexident and ,reiitlerue:i of lb
"cnanire 1 propose to .explain tbe
ises ot some ot tltu phenomena ami
wactensttcg presented by tne.vissis
pl river in the 1.SU0 mitt ot its path
y Irom St. Lorn to too sea, ami to
firest a system of Improvement lor
i portlou tit it, so simple In pluu auil
tulu iu (fleet that it cannot lull to
nmeud itaelf to your jjdjrmeut.
I ho lews which control the river are
.oiijf the Eiruplest ot which we have
'owlt'dtfc, although the cuii'litlons at
Uojr their opt?ra'i')in arc irefjuwuly so
Kjllieil that its problems become very
npiex. EiCh portion to be ltnpruf ti
iwuuuuy require io ueireaii.-u hk
diujj to "the tl.fleivrit cin-amstaticei
ectiuif lu One jreneral ivsinn, how-
cr, will be peculiarly applicable lor
; part Uowmjr tnrouxu the auuviai
trii't, ami IflstUU plan, us a ulioiv,
ilelj t pixipnsc toespluln.
u imp!j that I cuu eululy promif e to
:ti one who Hill fcive n ins Core al-
iiiou lor a few u.umcutr, to gome oi
i tuimly dull i-si'luuaiions tiiitt 1
M uiako at the eUrt, thut lie stall
ttlcieu:ly uiHlvrstanU the principle ou
Mh it rcsu to loliow uiu tup uy tcp
their loifieal apphcaiion to tiie Oup-ju
ot lliu nvtr aud ttio lowering ui iu
until the uranii fuct that u u iii-
ly wituiu our jwwt-r to thoroughly
ru and jrulde lu.vant volume, and pre
ul its Uootruclire overflows, ehall be
Ml upou bm niliJd as a conviction,
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Uy aiwurea him that tiie itml ol night
II Vdll'.tll WI'.U tilt u.tWli.
r irsi in oiti (.Mil yuur aivnuou io uiu
nzontal lini', whu-h I tii:cu'li-d to
Tin- oibor one, laiui:ix upward
iu till, end ol the urrt aud nsuirf
vutr and attf n.r. rt'prwt.ntu the iu
e plope of toe river lu fljod iimo,
iiA liniiit thi. Iii.u'1 ul III, i lim.eiG
eiVc miles from ihe Gulf, ii ihrw fwl
ovu iu uieau level. At Nrw Crk-unii
it ubouc nlxtifii It'et : at lied RlVir.
V Iffl BL HLrilt7.. K1XLVKIX II1L til
Miu'd I -jiirluitr iilimit hull wmv tn Vl
.... 1 in . . ... u.....i.i, .141. ...
lr 311 n.H lit Sr. L .nil tl-J l..i.f
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THIS LINE Of T1M0U bLOl'a
the helaht f the Ivvct's. Soloiifao
vmuius at IU prcei,t lvei;ht ilic levt-ta
it coultuue to lv ulMVe it to prok-el
laud. Any treatment ct uiu nvtr
t will lower this liny will tend toiuake
ec uuueoubsary. If 11 cau oo lowered
aa to tm below the eurluce of the river
Ink ri, there will be no need ot ihera.
t inu now Olrtict yuur utienttun to
remarkable diHerence tii.stioif lu the
de or lucllnation of thlt slope in ynn
i parts ol Ihe river, i'roin ,ew Or.
na to the pnse It la not an Ir.cli and a
it per mile ; troui lh phin:s to ll:d
er, 300 tullfp, H U li'ss limn two Inches
r iinlo, but In the next GO uillns It raises
2 1-s nifbef HT mile and j;(:ts steeper
til Iroui Memphi to Cairo it exctwis
o Inches per mile, aud Irum Cairo to
. Louis It U over aix Incites,
l'be hljh water mark at Cairo Is 12
t above the land. It thla tIupo could
roduc-.d from Ked Iliver to Cairo,
pmilia, only one qunrtir of an luch
r lullo. It would lower tho flood at
Iro 2H0 incbct. or raorethan elxtt en
t ! Yet. from Ked rivf r up, this slnpu
diknlv risei In the'flret sixty tuilf's
m an inch aud leyciwlirhthe to j-arlv
nf and a quarter. Thus it is here au
n and inret-eichttifl greater per mile
ove than It la rlow ltd nvcr. llow
a It be lowered t
thercraltof crivity.or ol the falling
ier irvui a iiilmht io a lower level:
naequently the raoro rapid Is ihe lkll
r mile, tbe greater it the force ol jtravs
r acyiopca by any jrivrni body of
iUT. We tee. then, that inurh more
rc Diust bo deyelopsd by tho water
ore j;eu river tnun ih-k.w t. nnd.
her things being equal, we Miould ex-
et io umi fie curreut much more
pi J ubove than beluw. Hut It U a ru
ai kuble lact that tiit re U no vcrv tiota
e dilfereuce io ttw average velouity ot
e nood current ioui hi. Lou U to tho
nil. 1 bo reaiou of this in, that tho
ft flows tlitoufh a bed ot Its own
akin. Wliat a fiujrli.h curnnt hn
poaltea yesterday, or OMIQ scut ul'o.
rapid current will take up to-diiy, and
rry onward to tho n. llenoa the
rcr, through Its alluvial dlmrlcr, will
t tolerato a curreut that is too rapid
r Its needs. No pniriiieer can nt-riuu
ntly maintain one hi 1t, for i It be
o rapid, it scours away the biii of Ihe
uer, and as the bed deepens, tbe slope
il h . I lti mii rrun t ...la. il.inl.n.. a I
Am uj v.i. i in. Mjwirciui..nci aiiu
tike manner, do eniflue- r can kt
snrntly slacken the current, lor, ii he
vckeu iL It becomes unable to Hiatal n
ulosdof iwliment It carries. This Is
otpeti in its channel, and the bed is
vated lor the deposit, and as It Is elf
lad, Uw slope It atecpencd, and the
mat must thereby be ntilckcDi-d
Ma.-" '-v. .
;rttlty ! totct Itupriiinir tho
'jit, .wvut ura ineuon oi mo bed Is
, TUB CBIKP liLliVCXT
" h reord It Consequently wlico
, Wtter hU most frlctloiial reaiitanee.
StlMtTt tttfujt alopo toover
l it uJUaet. Ibis we will
atJy find to b Um trouble aboro
, -p 'n-rZ m$tUt of rlcUon
If we have two water pljHS, one a foot In
diameter and tho ether ono two Iter, tlio
trietlonal surlace of one will be only
twice as ticat as the other, bnt the
larger pipo ill holl loin iimeshe qtiai
tlty of water per loot ol it length, mi l
consequently, il the two pipei have the
same slerpe, tho water will run moH
freely throueh tho larger olio, because
the water In It 1ms only half tho irictiou
to retard It. !$o, t produce an t qual ve
looiiy In both pipes, we must give the
smaller one a steeper slope,. 'J'hli Is
precisely what tho river does. Whore
Its grand volume is divided br bland,
or expanded with jtreat willhs, the
inction ol thfl bed is Increased, a f Inp.fh
current ensues, deposits are t hrown down
until the bed is closed, and If two Inches
per mile bo not slope enough, the dei
poitlnpr process continues until three
iiichesmrfour, or all that is needed, in
obtained. For. mark you. tho river niunf
have a certain rati ot current. It will
have It. and no man need waste his time
liulcvlslns: sclicniu3 to prevent It,
A CERTAIN JtATfi Or CUKItEXI
Is nece'Biirv lor its very existence, as
you will presently see; lor Its tributaries
are usually pom Ins Into Its bed their
burdens ol sediment, and it must dis
charge thi! mud and s ind Into the sea,
or it own channels will beeonm choked
up. And It la equally impossible lor it
that tho current be not too preat, tor It
would then have Its alluvial bed cut out,
enlarged and ui lltted lor the purpno lor
which nature designed it.
Wa shall seo that the Creator has, In
His mysterious wisdom, endowed the
fraud old nver with almost sentient
t ieultiei for It ni-Mnn. By these
i is enabled tocliiinge, abandon or alter
its devious channel, and elevate or lower
Its surface slopes, and also temper the
lores which Impels Its floods to the sea
that its current may bo regulated, a.
cording to its needs ure modified, ")y the
cver-ehanirtiiir eondlUous with which It
rnr pkifegclation or ins cumiest
is aecompllcked by tho power which
naluro jtivea to Its flowiuif water, to
transpcrt eaud and earthy matters sus
Dt-iided lu Its volume. The river water
is consequently charjjcJ with this solid
matter, aud its power to transport k
rt-pends wholly upon Its velocity.
ibis Is, perhaps, tho most eeecuuai
truih uinleriyiiig the plan ot improve
ment 1 propose, and I want you to pur
tieularlv m'.o it. lor it is boldiy and
pcrsL-tetiUv denied by the liuuiphreys
uud Abbott ana tne army engineers who
oi),w?ed the lettus at tlio mouth ot the
Mississippi. My convictions and theirs
arc diametrically opposed upon this
proposition. n-umOy, that the quoiitity ol
MMiinent carried in suspcnsioa oy mo
rivers to the sea depends opon ti e veloc
ity of tiie curreut. That is, that tlie
quantity inertses and diminishes with
tne Velocity ot tho current, the ratio of
Suantitv to velocity i, however, modi
ed by the depth. That is to say, the
quantity ot sdiment ir,ere3ses less rap
idly with an increase ot current iu deep
water than it does In shoal Water.
Here Is a plain, simple proposition,
that the elevation between the quantity
ot eiliiuent suspended and the rate -bl
current Is an hitlmato and direct one.
Il 1 am wrong, tho svsttm I am prnpo.
Ing is utterly worthless, and
ot the levee couimis? ion, su euiphatically
indorsed by I lie chief ol engineers is cor
rect. , it wilt be seen, then, thai the plun
ol Im'provtuieut put botoru the country
by tho army engineer, ami the one 1
propose, n.'Kt upon totally different us
suuiplious regarding a luudHmeutal,
physical i.".ct, and, tberUore, our plmis
are totally ditlerent. Mine Is bored
opm the concentration and coueervn
tiou of tbe river volume; tbrirs,
upon tho theory that its diHualun
by outlets will lower tho f,'Kd-liiie; that
ehauires in ihu vcloeity ot the current do
in IU bed unit lml vuUitf'mVJltiZX
II -jwlng through its bed, will notlefoeti
the channel nor steepen its slope. ' They
ijeniare lliat th rtfiiltsol loiix' und care
fully eotidueled experiments at Columbus
uud C'arrulton, to ileteruilno ths very
question ot relation between velocity of
current and quantity of sediment utterly
disproves tbu existence ot any such re
Tttion, My hopes ol success nt the Jetties
wete based upon the lact that it does
exint, as I have statid, aud that the
slightest check In the current will cause a
depoil ot sediment.
TUB rCRMCIOL'S IHiJtOn
was advanced by Messrs.. liuuiphreys
and Abbot in their survey report, seven
titu years ago, and wus rt Iterated Uy the
chlel ol engiueers during tlio pending ot
tbe jetty net. After its passago It was
otlkiiiliy republished by him.
More recently it h:is been again re-
pitblislied luilie new edition of Hum
phreys' and Abbot's report, with new
arguuii'DU to support It. I therefore
tskc this occ,iiun to say that tables ot
remits ot Columbus aud Carrolton e.
periments as pubtl'iied in liuinphrey's
and Abbott's report, do not sustuiu their
statement, but do prove tho proposition
I have advanced, aud 1 hold myeclt
resuy to prove belore any cornmitteo ol
congress, or anv competent teientitio
authority, or In the presence of either of
tnrai, ttiat they liuvu misinterpreted
their own dais, and have thus been led
Into the publication of a grave si'lentitic
This Is a purely scientific question, but
one of great moment In the problem we
are dismissing, und I think I enn make
you understand tho error which these
gentlemen havo committed by
A SIMFLli ILLfSTRAlIO.V,
The grain trade in 8t, Louis has made
ruostofcyou lamiliar witlijthe elevators
which bundle It, and you have doubtless
seeu the little tin buckets attached to the
Vertical belt which travels around a pul
ley at tne top ol ttm elevator, an I in
which buckets the grain Is carrleM up
ward. Suppose an eniilnfer cravi lv told
you that there was no relation between
tlio velocity of the belt or the power ol
the engine driving tho belt, and the
qumtky or weight ol grain raised by It.
uch a statement would be no less con
trary to well established physical law,
than the error . 1 am alluding to. llut
supposu the engineer reiterates his nsser.
tion, .and declares that -lcng-coiiiiiiue.1
itivcstiL'allon on Ins Hurt proves l ie fiiet
You would still disbelieve a statement so
CONTRARY TO COMMON BKXSB ASP PAILV
and would demand tho proot. What
would you thluk when he brought torth
his tables nnd showed you that atone
hour he lomid tbe speed ol the belt wis
ouiy luo leei r minute and the weight
ol the jiraiu was sixty pounds per bush
el und at another limn the hi He: I wus
twliw us great, while tho weight ol tho
grain was only fortytlyo pounds tier
bushel, and thereupon declared that
t litre could bo no relatnn between the
power ami tins quantity ruledf When
you examined his tables und found that
he has given you tho speed iu all cases
oi ono unit oi time, soy in ono minute,
but has failid to tell you what quantity
or how many bushels were Raised In
that unit ol time, but bad given only the
weight of a single measure Ui:eaeli in
stance, you would bo disposed to tell
him that he had better review the lessons
be had received lu natural philosophy
before attempting to
GKXKRAM2K 0 SCCIt tUTA.
Xow II you would take this data Mid
ascertain the UM wight raised In each
DiluatQof time, and compare It with tbe
speed or power during tho sane unit of
lime, yon would tee fit once the direct
relation between tt.o speed per tnlnuta
and the total quantity r.ised per tnluute.
Thfso gentlemen havo made exactly
such an error at this. They have given
llfb speed oi the current In teet per second,
but have not given the total quantity ol
sediment carried ter rncond, but only
tho weight ol It In ono cublo loot ol
water, In every Instance, no matter
whether llio number ol cublo leet per
second was ten times as great In one caso
a In another. 'I he volume of discharge
Is given in their report during the
period of their Investigations at Col
umbus and Carrcllton, en J by multiply".
Ing tbe dumber ol grams given In a cubic
loot by thu total number of cubic leet
discharged per second at each velocity
observation, tho relation will appear be
tween thu rato oi' current and quantity
ot sediment earried, or between ciiu83
und elleet. The graphical curves of
velocity and sediment shown on their
plato No. l'J in their report, show the
Rjteed iwr second of tho current In leet
but do not show thnquamlty ol sediment
curried In each second ;iiy Ihe river, but
only ihati oniained In one cublo foot of
Pa dUcluirge at the tluiu ef each v-loclty
observation, then lore tho two curves do
notsyncbron'w or correspond, and heuce
they havo imagined that the relation bo
tween tho two does not exist.
Cm. PAPS THEN rROCtEDtl)
to explain 'how this ulatlon between
velocity und quality ot sediment gavo to
the river Its sell-regubiting power to aiN
just Its current so as to discharge only
the average amount ot sediment annually
poured into ii by Its tributaries, and bow
outlets would inevitably tend to increase
its slope and elevate Its bed. lie ex
plained also how the Inside places, by
disturbing the regularity of the current
produced the caving banks, the shoals
and the cut-oils ; and said that the levee.
system, as proposed, only tended to per
petuate these evils, A uniformity of
width of Ihe river was tho only nicans cf
curing theso evils, and this would at the
stitne time deepen its channel and lower its
floods. It wns a strictly high Whter
treatment und if adopted, deep water
would he secured throughout the low
water seasons. No cutofls nor straight
ening of the river was suggested, nor
would any be needed. Tho levees can
be ultimately dispensed with, nnd there
is no need of doing anything with them
now but to repair the crevassess and
raiio the levers to the same condition
that they wcro belore the war.
THE MI CH IMPROVEMENT
should be commenced at once. You
have no time to looee ; 43 bars are shown
to exist belnw Cairo by the government
survey of 1"?75, atfd some of them with
but lour-and one half, leet ol water on
It will cost probttbly $5,000.1X10 to im-
prove the river below Cairo. This would
secure at least twenty feet through to
New Orleans In low Wiiter. I will not
attempt to speak ol wbnt this would be
worth to this nation. No eloquence of
tongue or pen can ptcture it.
i i ii
Tub Chicago Etcthy Journal sayi :
"Captain James. 1). Ends list received
from tbe government $1,000,000 lor im
proving tho navigable waters at the
mouth ol the Mississippi river. The
whole amount to lie paid by the govern
ment U $5,i50,00O, and .that Is when a
depth of thirty (Vet and a width of 2ft)
leet of water rhall have been attained
The captain eluims that about "5 or SO
per cent, ot his contract work is finished,
and that be tins as yet received only 18
per rent, of his rightful compensation."
Os the night ot the 20ili, Mr. Rowcll,
the express agent at Vaughn station, on
the Mississippi Central railroad, was
.T" 0 "J a merchant namrd Turn
er, lue i ni ...... .. u v..u.vM..j tlie
day previous about some freight, and
about eight o'clock the. next morning
while Rowcll was putting a letter In tbo
postoBice, Tucker approached aod tired
at him through a window. Howell fell
dead, and Tucker waa arrested and adl
mittcd to ball on a one thousand dollar
Mai. M cnn, a "leading criminal law
yer,"ls making temperance speeches at
Jollcr. Con It bo that tho Muj. Munn
referred to is our Muj. Munn, D. W.?
If so we are not surprised. Dve always
did hnto whisky, especially the crooked
article, and It is not to be wondered rt
that bo has espoused the temperance
cause. Ills experience in the whisky
ring business would naturally lead biin
to become a temperanco advocate.
Thk Irrepressible McCartney, John F,
ol Metropolis, Is bi-lng pressed to become
an independent cundidate lor senator
Irom the district oompose J of the counties
ol Massuc, Pope, Pulaski, Hardin and
Johnson, rieisntor Ola:-slord, It Is said,
declines to bo a candideto for re-election.
Mn. S. " niTE, ol Pcoi la, chairman of
the committee on competitive examina
tion of the. schools, has sent out lists of
questions to twenty-ttve counties and
about forty high schools. The exaralme
tions are being entered upon this year
wore generally than ever belore.
lr Is sdd that the president will not, In
the hue ol the expressed opinion of both
branches of congress, veto the sliver bill.
but will allow it to become a law without
- i ..L ; .
A bill Is now pending In thu Ohio
legislature to prohibit tho reading ot ihe
Bible In the public schools and iu the
imt his become ot the Massao
Journal t He lmvo not seen a
the p-iperin three months.
;iUve Von Tried H,
We reterto that most remarkable com
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Cherry and Horehouud, for counhs
cold., blood spitting, weak lungs, croup,
whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis.
nu mi uiiHws oi uio lungs nnd throat
rouamy im similar preparation ever be-
lore so quickly louud Its wsy Into public
lavor as this. Its sale in our community
Is rlmply enormous. Those who have
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rwtiedVa, are- specially invited to try
this. Ilo euro to get tho genuine Dr.
Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and
Ilorehound. There are Imitation! In the
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and one dollar.
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OrciCE OK CITY CLERK, )
C-oiro, Ills., Jan. S, 1Ki&,
6ald prepoitls will be received ut this
e Woe, direrte't to tbe city council of Cairo,
IliluoiB, until a 0 clock Tuesday evening,
r fltiTUarV WD, A. V. IBiB, tor Itie construe-
tion ol a una epuu Iron tiriuVc, together
with tha approiivies or abutmenu and
foundation, ncj-ovi eaclic riyer, uiiout ime
and one- ail mile irum Muund City rail
road depot, aad four miles north ol tbe city
ot Cairo, id tue eoiiDtitts 01 Alexanuer ana
rutaKl, swiu 0' Illinois, according 10 ine
ilau und auccifl.'ailous pri parnl ny J lin
1'. Uoly. ICsil, v. K., now oo file and ub-
Jwdtto DXaminatlon ID ttiUt tiflke.tbu specl-
Dnuoiisoi wui hi ure a-1 mows, viz:
Said brides ami treallo wotk 0 he made
upofemuie.Drji)op niuKsouisiit eu(i8) ,
fct iroui centre to centra 01 po is, nd one 1
span ot out buoJrau 11001 leet atro.-m lue
The oae hundred (tQOi Icot snn t be of
'ron, and ) proportioned that a load ot Un
(IU) ln Tist iDuten over iweruy uoj uneai
teel Kt ton centre o the sjsd, shad not
strain the lion ovsr twelve tuoutand
ill WO) pouon pi-r square inch tensile, or
over seven tunu-anu nve nuoured u ti 'O)
pniinds per siuare inch tbeartog strain
tae straiu in compus ion to be in at,
lea 1 la i)i (iropordun to the rutio of
leoKtb to diameter. ty uordoti's lormula.
Tae span ot said bridire to be one bun
dled (lisn leet In tbe clear and the roadway
twelve (lit) feet wide
rue Dior to he 01 wiitte oak plana two
and Obc-lmil t'21) inches UlIcK and uotover
twelve (12) ineUes lue.
Tbo ll ior beams' to bo ol whits oat; and In
proi'onloii to the balanc of tiio oiie bun
die u 1 1.0) feet ii an structure, aud also to
he provided with a auitiiblo axle guard.
I be ab ve to rest upon boo eoiunins pro
pntioued to the siruaturelobe soipned,
the columns at each end 0' the bent or iron
so;tn to ha placsuona mudsill 'Xli, twen
ty (to) leet long morticed aiid tenouoit t a
ulhuiei.t number of waits on phes, flrn
ly urtveu Into tlia river osnk,
Tlie bents tobn tormedolluur posts 10Xl
inrbss qunre, tbe iwo tunsr pans to slnnd
perfiendieular and the two outer parts to
u 1 rallied and stand a' a batter of one la
eijrht. The cup aud sill ol tbo bants to be
liii.12 Inea suture timber, tie caps to be
twenty (2 1) teet long, and tbe sills to pro-htPirf'."aRlJiiiA-V19..l(Jt
mrxticod aud tenoned Into the caps and sills,
and each tenon to be pinned with two
three-quarter ') Inch squire lroa pits, and
each bent to b braced by two diagonal
braces of 1232 Inch plank, well (Uud and
spiked on raps, pouts nnd sills.
Tbe bents to rest or stand upon four mud
iltyji 12X12 luetics and eight IS) feet long set
in the ground and placed on tbe alignment
of tbe work.
Tho earrlajre way of tho ;trr stlework to
be sixteen (Pi) feet wide, tbe lloor plank
'0 be tbiee (3j Inches and not over twelve
(l'J) inches wide, and to be well spiked ou
to tbe Mrlngers and floor beams.
The floor beams to be nude up as follows :
two (it) stringers of 8X12 Inches set on tbe
caps aud sixteen (16) leet sp:irl from out
side to outslda. Tbe fcpico between said
Dtrinirers to bo equally dlvidod for seven
(7) beams of 8X12 inches each and each set
01 noor ueamsorspans to nave tnree (8) sets
orherdngbon bridging ot 2Xi inch scant,
Ths stringers nnd floor beams to rest at
ioh tlx te) inches ou ins caps.
The strlDgsrs to connect by half joints
and to be fastened to the caps by one Inch
round spikes or bolts eighteen inches
A railing or ballastors four (41 feet blsb
to ho constructed ou each side 01 above dls.
cnoeo trertiewora. IDHOtts to he 4X6
loon clees and braced on tbe caps and fatttea-
ed on to tbe st lugers by two (2) one half
Inch bills. Tbe parts to bo six (0) teet
Pr ; tue nana ru a moben, and an
axle Kuard of '.'X 2 lochit, all wall ta-itened
ou to too posts.
All ol tbe above timbers to bu or white
or bnrr oik of bes'. quality, and
the work done In a thorough and work
manlike m nnor, and under ths supervision
of suoh preou as tha committee on street,
or the city jouucll ot tbo city ot Cairo taav
Tho approaches to above treble work and
bridge to be of earth and with a s'opt ol
not more thaa one In tcu and not la a than
sixteen (18) teet wide on iop, wuh a slope
to the bso of one in two, Keperite bid
will be received for iron span, including
abutments an I fouodtlon, for ihe wooden
trcmtle portion ol said bridge, and for the
earthen approaches, or fi r tho entire
" ho right to reject any or all Md, Is re-
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73 OHIO LEVEE,
City Nidooat Il.nk Building, up.siolm.
Th. Oldest 1'M.Mlihcd Apney ta onth
lUlaoU, aod rtviwcnitng over
i8f ono ooo
R. SMYTH & CO.,
Wholeitls aW lUtall tnkt In
Foreign and Domestic
nxm OF AIX IHSbH.
No. 60 Ohio Levee.
BSM. J MYTH 00., bare routaailr a
Goods at tho Lowost Pri
Cloths, Curtain Damasks,
Children's Shoes, Gents' Boots and Shoes
-m-m nARRONiBia Muddv
-VAX. 0VlA.XIWtvDiu luuuuyy
Orders for Coal by tho car-load,
ton, or in hogsheads, for shipment
promptly attended to.
To ldrge oonsumors and all
manufacturers, wo are prepared
to supply any quantity, by tho
month or year, at ui.form rates.
CAIRO CITY COAL CO.
Ofllttion whui tot foot of Sixth strset,;
(lines oi HuULUy Ilrotlien, onwiillu
Kiryptian Mills, Twentieth stiwt.
lutl Dump fool of ihurtr-tlfcutb stnrt, or
Pon ltttlc ilrnwcT Wo
MISCKLLANEOUi ADY ERTISE H EST8
Saloon and Restaurant.
TBE BEST OF
WINES. LIQUORS, AND CIGARS
Constantly os hand. AUo has constunUy
on liMid a
Large Supply of
"S- TS" T IT WS
At Wholesale ssd Retail.
At tha Old Delmonico Hotel,
5-tm Xo. 08 Ohio Levee
ILLINOIS CENTRAL B. R.
St Louis & Chicago
The only Road Bunning Two
Daily Trnins from Cairo,
1:M p.m. Fast txprtws, arrhlng In St.
Louis 8..V) p. D. Chicago, 7:110, a.m.
3:20 p.m, CINCINNATI tt LOTJ1S
VaLLB FAST LIJNK
Irrivingl n (Jlnolnnati 8:), a m.; Louts
ville, H:i a m.: In.ll mapolls, 4.13 a.m.;
Passengers by this train arrive at above
axj vatvro t
OF Un OTflKB BOVTZ.
lb"Wp. m. Kant Mu l with sleepers attach
ed, for 81'. LOUIS and CHIGaUO,
arriving In SU LouIh at U:Ud a.m 'Jln
caifo at 4.80 p.m. Connecting a' Odin
or EUlnKb.au lor ClneuinaU, loulnville
PAST TIME EAST
fuc-enaers by this line go through to
me r.iiH wiuioui any delay eatlsed by
rbeAlT)Kt)Ai AKTI3RNOON TRAIN
i'BOM CAIKU ARttlVM IN NiiVf
XUltK MuKDAY JiOKSlNa
36 HOURS IN ADVANCE
OK ANY OTOElt HolTf K.
advtrtlsemeuu of oompatlnf lines that
tbey inb better timo than this one, aro
are Issued either throiub bjnoranco ur n.
desire to mislead the public.
'or throuU tickets and Information..
vpply at Illinois onu-al U. u. Depot, Cairo'
T,WJn, -aiuva at CAino
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SIGN OF THE GOLDEN LION, Ohio Loveo,
SIGN OF THE CRYSTAL MORTAR,
Washington Avenue and Eighth Street
White Lead White Sine,
Linseed Oil, Turpentine,
Window Glass, Putty
Paints-ill Cote-hij for lh M,
Lard Oil, Whale Oil
Signal Oil, Keatfoot Oil,
Tanner's Pish Oil
West Virginia Cils.
Th(Blgii il oi ns Can
The Only Porteot Can ia
th- World. Mvi9 of Glass
and Warranted riot to
Leak, Corrode or Break.
Every family should havo
OIL TANKS and .
Tha best in Use. Patent Dome
and treasuring Forco Pump.
rvianuTacturcd bv Wil son .uiu
Eveden. We sell at their prices
Agency and Depot for Ayers' and Jaynes' Medi
cines. Also for Wakefield's, Martin's and Mc
Lean's Medicines. We control the celebrated
'Aboriginal Indian Oil, Egyptian
Malaria King, and DeCinchon's
Peruvian Bark Bitters.
HOUSEWIVES USE WASHINB
"La'tweck I bouphtaiOeontparkajrsof Wahineand done my wn-hlnij In en noil
the usual timo at lo- than hall thu coft ot fcioup. My flohct wer wider" I did not
nave to rub tbetn, and It ill I not fhrinst my woolcm, anil for nn.e I ws enahicd to eet i
hot oirner on Monday. So ladles by it, and yuu will s.ve labor, tluio and .oney. Ii la
perfectly safe to use It. illts. A
5 andlOcentPackngeB. Buy WASHINE AT BAR CLAY '3.
r. Woods' Fever Fills
Wholesale and Retail, at Dr. Woods' Prices.
Soldfill T-AOll Coftr-rif.-of Fsquisito Fragrance
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
Shoe Blackimr. Stove Blackinc
Buy Copperas Blue Stone Indigo, Madder,
Wax Flower and Artists' Materials
French, English and American Perfumery
All Kinds of Almanacs Free to AH
The Best Extract of Buchu,
The Best Sarsapariila and Blood Purifier
Hoi-nans' Aguo Pads, Woods' Pills,
Malaria King, and all Ague Medicines
Quinine, Smith's Tonic Kress Tonic,
Nursing Bottles, Gum Nipples and Rubber Cloth
rxT ... Feather Dusters and Counter Brushes
Writing Paper, Envelopes, Pens.and Ink,
Paper Bags, Wrapping Paper and Twin
&hoe Blacking. Shoe Dressing, and Stove Poltii.
lMirc Imported Buy Iluiu, Nploiulld-t nuadr Tur
hoa- EiigliMli mul American Moops- Tine lin
ported Handkerchief Extract" lu orlgl- r
nal Dottles or In Itrokesi Quantl.
lies h wuntcrt at low price.
J.JL IJ 1.
J L-. J
hi Kil ffe'i E'-l F.-
" II IIIIIUJ
ED sSoj o C (b7 EO
The Family Safeguard
Awarded First Centennial Premium
and adopted after a thorough Sclentiflo
and Practical Test by the U. 8. GOy
ERMMENT LIGHT-HOUSE DEPART
MENT. Highly Commended by the
U. S. STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS
BOARD OF WASHINGTON CITY
Fire risk for Elaine and Gas rate the
same with Insurnnco Companies. Used
by Railroads Street Cars and Hotels
.' 1 U'U. .'lU
TVl , 'A
At Barclayo Drue Sioio.
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