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CAIRO LODGE, NO.SJT.A.F. A A. II.
UoM rmnuar ooinmuniuimin "
aonir Hall, oornw Commercial avenue
..it vttfhth itM. An tha ihviik ana
fourth Mundar of each month .
TM Memerlnl to Coosre-e tor Aid
from in omrernnicni.
" The lollowinjr la a copy of tho memo
rial t congress requesting an upproprla-
ticm of one million of dollars tor Uie Ira
Muveiiictit ot navigation ol tlie Missis
ipol. Tbo dotumcut is worthy of aU
Honorable Senatort and Rt.prettnlatioet
of th Cungrttt of the United state : Uu
ine lltti of OoioiMtr, 1 877, a convention
wet ia Mo city of fet, i'aul, Alluueuota.
11 was doi a political organization. Its
members were practical busmen men,
ud met under, lliu pressure of a lelt
necessity to deliberate upon Uie commer
cial interest of tbo Mississippi vulicy.
Tlirougli boards ot trade, clumbers of
commerce and other organization, ui
most every &ty irom the bulize to St.
I'aul sent delegations. The representa
tives ot . tuts commercial interests ot
elghteeu stales But in council, i'lic con
vention, with an earnest concert ol
action, resolved to petition Congress to
provide adequate uieunn tor the deepen
Ing ot the cliauncl of the Mississippi, and
tor the removal of every obstruction to
navigation from tit. Paul to ttalize. It Is
confidently hoped time an appeal whk-W
touches sucn viwu interests, and winch
is sanctioued by the Hpproyal ot 12.00J,-
000 of people, will r ceivo the lavoruble
consideration ol your hunornoio bouy.
The executive committee appointed by
the St, Puul convention to prepare a me
morial to bo presented to congress re
ipectruiiy submit the following reasons
in favor or an immediate grant of the ue
tired appropriations :
Firtt. The Mississippi valley is entitled
to better facilities tor the transaction ol its
enormous business. The prosperity ol n
population ol 2U,0UU,W., occupying an
area of 1,200,000 square miles, is greatly
dependent upon the condition ot the Ml
Obstructions In tho Mississippi ijnpulr
the usefulness and ellleieiicy of J 8,000
milesof river navigation. The following
Ilgurci exhibit the productiveness and
wealth of tho Mississippi valley. With
the exception of Kansas and Nebraska,
whose position renders them naturally
tributary to the river, and statistics reler
exclusively to the states Unit border upon
the banks ot the Mississippi :
A 'en in square miles
l'ojmlatiun ia MO.
raouvi vs in If
llirlcy, ' ,
l'outoea, . '
i:! lnr. i.khi
,.. 41, OX,!!...
i obbacco,pounas .
lUy, toiu.... iu,i.ll,eu"
Milch cow, number 3,H ,IHKI.,
Unit, ...m- U.HW.ikW..
tiwioc, ' " M,IM,0i..
bhwp, " J,ti(i,ii..
Hr-i, " l,6di,iw
Nuls, " 7W,IHl0..
These impresslvo aggregates ure only
a partial exhibition Ol the fertility and re
sources ol the Mississippi valley. But
these products are mere commodities, and
the Commerce which exchanges and dis
tributes them represents almost Incalcu
lable values.' Tho government report
upon the internal commerce of the United
biatet lor Jt7G alllrmsthat "probably the
total talus ot our Internal commerce is at
least tweutytire times greater Hum the
value ot our foreign commerce." but
our Internal trade uuW amounts to more
thau $1,000,000,000 annually. Upon the
extmtuely uui'lect assumption that only
one-tilth of those exclmuges are mudo lu
the states that border upon the Mis-sis-ifipt,
then commercial values to the ex
tent of $5.0CO.0O0,OW ara men-urahly al
footed by the stage ot water in ineMisils
aippi river. It is indeed true Unit only a
very small part ot this vat trallic is ever
borne upon the waters of the Missimippl,
yet it is important to remember that Uie
rate by river determines the rate by nil.
It Is an excess ot caution to limit the
benefits of an unobstructed Mississippi to
the adjacent states the advantages would
tie national. - The improvement ot the
r vet would mluou the oust of transports
tlon throughout. the country. Interests
ol such transcendent migultude deserve
uMiaressional protection and promotion.
Second. Practical steamboaimen assure
tills committee that, it the Mississippi
were tree from all impediments, the total
saving in the less cost, lighter draught,
and greater capacity of boats. In I lie
avoidance of costly delays, and in the
diminished .expenses ot running, would
be fully oue-lourtb. With a deepened
channel, lull freights, and an adeinlate
ocean rtwiungV the trilisporlatlon of
whaWIuril at. L'aul to Liverpool, by the
Mississippi route, would cost eiiiht or
ten cents a iMHUue. ttiuu shipments by
war of New York.
It is probable that the economy on the
beavy Ireuliie wnieti woul i liaturnlly
aeak exchange oy an unoiistrtKte.t .Mn
Issippt would pay lor the proposed iui-
proveuients in a single year, J he per
manent riiiwnlhif of the MisNlMsippi
river would attracts Urge loylifii trade,
and op'Mi a cheap i-utrau-'o to an iinmi
jjrratlon tjiat woilil people onr wild lands
and -tlvelo!" new sourL-es ot public
An enllglitcnfd rtign cannot nflbi l
to neirka t ) iititii'iwl i-e-momv whleli
aitf tuiprrryi j !U s-ippl would insiiri).
The potfl.Me vin2 in liio ninvement ol
tiur boimdlw.4 liarvusis and heavv mr
chatfOUe is ;:rtot IneslimsMu. There Is
now an iirrf-nt rieismd for retrenchment
but t!iere i n economy which would
no gn-ally enrich the tidtlmi as a lliirral
ourlur for the Improvement ol the Mis
j.ird. The facilities which nn unol
atrueied Misxisiflppl would nflurd lor
national utdty and defense cannot wisely
he Ignored- Unfile! tiet are perhsps
tha strongest alliance ot state. The
boodt ot ureal and recognize! interest,
are merely Indissoluble. The military
errloe'wbleh the Mlllppl and Us
trtbtiBartea rendered ,ln the late war was
teraorabl cficlent. '1 he loromoxt kov
tnmtmH Lnropx long since adopted
the policy ( effectively Improving their
rivers. A policy which bean luch his
lortc;anUoni of wUdom ned utility
forcibly comiucods itself to tho consider
ation ol Aiueriuan siatcsiuen.
t'wth, la earlier jtais, our govern
ment did not fully appreciate Uie import
ancu of the MUsissippl galley, lu Ihe
distribution ol congressional appropria
tions, a disproportionate share was allot
ted to tho cta-board and tho lakes. Hut
latterly thero has been a justur rccog Di
llon ot tho commercial inieretts ot this
it is earnestly hoped that our Govern
mi nt will not forsake tho liberal policy
which has lately guided Its action, lu
deed, entire justice to tho west would re
quire a still more generous treatment.
There Is now In tho Mississippi valley a
preponderance ol'thc population aud bus-ia..-.
i,f ihe whole 17 nited Slates,
Tho .Mississippi, which forms the border
line of ten states, and whieh, .within tho
liinlrs ot navigation, has a bank line ot
4,000 miles, it is too Important a factor m
the commerce ot this country tor tho gov
eminent any longer to permit its tlllcuey
to beoiminuiicu ly mo presence oi oos
Fifth. There Is on urgent necdol an
Immediate and liberal appropriation tor
the Improvement of tho Mississippi river.
The speedy completion ot this work
would not only open a great thorough
fare to national prosperity suid enable
the country to avail Iteelt ot exception
ally fuvorablo conditions for the exten
sion ot its foruign trade, but it would
also ifleet nn ultimate saving lor me
government itsclt. Occasionally the op
nrnnrlatlnng have b en so Inadequate and
the intervals between them so long, that
before the resumption ol the work, tne
Improvements have been entirely swept
away, or only preserved in a state of
partial completion and utter uele-iiess.
On. J. II. Simpson, ot the I'niied
States engineers, has under his charge
the section of tho Mississippi which ex
tends from tho month ot the Illinois to
the mouth ot tlm Ohio. In response to
Inquiries, this oillcer recently addressed
a communication to this committee, In
which he expressed tho following views :
"I am s JtittiBcl that seven appropriations
of $1,000,000 each would accomplish fully
as m nob as twenty ot $;00.ooj enuli lu the
proNeeutfon ot works of tlio eliuracter re
quired in the Mi'si-slppl. If Appropria
tions are to bo llmltsd to $.200,000, or thero
abouts, per i ear, it would be us well to
almndon tho expectation ot an improved
river, for it will never be rouhzed. Such
sums would enable many local improve
ments, of more or leys value, to be made,
hut nothing towards a permanent deep
T ere are several nubile, imnrovcme'nts
of the Mii'ippt now in pi-ogres. In
their untinixhed state, tbry are useless and
Insecure. To prveiit an idle expenditure
oiinouov. enncress oucht at once to appro
pria'e a totlL-ient sum to complete Hi se
works ana ueo mo navigation ot toe ails-sii-Hlnni
Irn.-n every impaiiimant.
In eo iiplkm.-t) with tlio instructions of
tuest. r.ui uonvemion, this cominutoo
asks ciirmrcis t J grant an appropriation ol
2,iiOO,(wo fur the iinpMvetneutof tho MIk
siesippi, and to authorize tlio expenditure
under tlio Hiinen inlon of L'.iVernment en-
elueers ot deliulte sunn upon spec'.Qc
I . i - r.
poriiou ui inu liter u iuiiu 9,
Unon the section l"m fU Taul to tie
iu-aa .f Kcuknk llnnida ; Jiin.OO-J
Upon tlii! scctiun lrum ihe font of Keo
knk KjiJ, iy niKulh i.f Illinois '1,0(0
I poll me eecii.m lruin tnu mouth ol the
ltdli'ii.-i to Cairo ftUO.000
Viwu tin; m iiiun from Cafi-o to New
Tho lir-t amount recommended In this
special amigrjiuji.t ol apropiintinns ac-ioi-
is with tho esttiu ite ol the 11. 8. eui;
ii oi-r who bus cliaryo of the upper section
oft he river.
Your committee believe that the pro
posed appropriation is justlUed by every
consideration ol pub.io eeon jmy aud com
mereial pros; erity.
A river aud iwud with such vast capabil
ities ol uotuloeHs ihould lie tilted lor its
grand dosfny. lint the Mississippi run
never minil its vreat ouice ot commercial
excli:mi0, till it posese In the lowest
stages ot water a neiminent channel of the
folio ving depth:
From St. I'aul to St. I.ouls .1 fret
" St. l.ouii to t iiiru s "
' Cairo to New Urleins 10 "
Hy a torrad vote, the executive commit
tee have expressed an earnest desire that
' 'the government , In addition to appropri
ations for tlio MiNsisslppl river, will also
provide for the removal ol obstructions
Irom the channel leading to adjueent ports
whero custom-houses are located and im
In the name, then, of the commercial in
terest of this valley, we respectfully ask
your honorable body to grant the petition
of your memorialists, and make an early
mid adequate appropriation for tao im
provement ot the channel ot the Mississip
pi. In behalf ot the executive committee on
MU-l"bliipl river improvements.
Jodai'ii Bkow.n, chairman,
S. WATKitnonsa, soeretary.
Fruit and Vegetable Packages.
Tor the lust year or two the manner
in which small fruits, such us peaches,
pears, berries, etc.. has lcen a source ot
grcM anuoyaiiee to commission dealers
lu lliu lareo cities, and they a to now
moving to secure tho use of full sl.e
packages ainoiiir shippers. A niectlnir
of commission men was held in Chicago
a few days ago at which the resolutions
below were adopted. They are of gen
eral Interest to tho fruit growers of this
portion ot the status
Jksolved. That we. the fruit commis
sion int-ii bt Chlcauo assembled, do
stronlgy and uiiqualilledly recommend to
uu oi inn ui ppers linn iiiey use KU llil
small fruit the lull quart box ot 67 1-5
cubic inches, we tully believing Hint It
can bo used lor transportation as well as
unj'thliig smaller, except for red rasp
berries, and lor them wo us wrongly
urge a lull pint ; we most heartily con
demn the use ol the "so-ealled" one-third
quart box, or tho useot pint boxes lor
any tiling except red raspberries. For all
southern fruit, such peaches, pears,
etc.. etc., wo recommend the continuance
In use of the one third bushel box, as
being tho best, For Michigan fruit ol
similar kinds wo cannot too strongly
urge Ihe use of the lull peck basket only.
It Is small enough lor any trade, and It
ihclruuls ol uniform quality through
the basket no ouo can complain. Worilo
or blue berries come to our market In all
sir ol boxes aud drawers. Tho least
we can recommend one shippers to do Is
to measure their paekuges fairly ; mark
the number ol qunrta contained on each
package plainly. It causes yu but lltt o
trouble, saves us a great deal or guessing,
and our customers from a great deal ol
Jiemhtd, That in the shipment of fresh
vegetables, what purports to be a bushel
box should hold a bushel. Much fault
lias been louud with these packages the
Jietotrftt, Tint a barrel ol apples
should be three bushels. The barrel
certainly, idiouiti not bo less than a full
sized Hour barrel.
Jiuohtd, That in tho future, in mak
ing and quoting (ho market, the prlco
sli.ill bo given on tiill-measure psoksges.
Short measure will bn sold lu proponlop.
lu other words, we do not expect to get
any mor than Its proportionate valuo
tor any fruit packed lu lest than the
Ibiolrt'l, That we have no doubt that
the common council ol Chicago will
pats further ordinances on the question,
and II they should be ot a condemnatory
nature, the only thing we could do
would be to send vou the Inspector's
certificate in place of an account of tales.
llttohtd, That we do notoountcuanco
ny deception In quality or quantity of
fruit, either In original packages or re
,ft-(W, That we extern tho hnnd ol
cordial frieudhip lo all ol the shippers
l Oat, ui liio pai, nave useii urn lun-ait-c
packages, and taken pains to properly
pack their Unit, We know it has paid
you better to do It; it lias paui us ntiur
to handle It. und we hope tho coming
season will see it the rule and not Die
From an expression of tho abovo reso
lutions, it Is evident that commission
men-hunts mimll'eat a willingness to con
cede to anything reasonable In the gov
prnnii nr ui their llui of trade. HO tar Its it
lies iji their power to do so, and oilers no
restraint upou their traine. p
Varue of Cora for Export."
In n recent speech mudo in England
Mr, Craig said; "Indian com, which
rauks among cereal grains, next to wheat
In Imports, was almost unknown in
Great Urititin beloro the potatoc famine
of 18J.V47, nnd was not liked. In 1817,
000,000 tons were sent to Ireland, but by
1857 tho imports had diminished to one
.quarter that amount. In 1807 It was
hardly more popular, but the bad harvest
ol that year brought It Into greater re
quest. It rose hi ill further lu 1375, alter
tho bad harvest of that year ; nnd In 1S7C
with nnother deficient harvest hero
doubled at once tbo highest previous
importation. It is tlio cheapest article ot
' food In the market, being at preseut llttlo
more than one-hull tlio pneo of wheat per
pound, and lis Introduction in such large
quantities greitly modifies the pressure
which would otherwise bo felt alter do-
tlclent harvests In that country. In tills
conuection.as we have hitherto remarked,
the failure of the turnip crop In England
ought to add largely to our sales In Indian
Have Yuu Tried II.
Wo refer to that most remarkable com
pound, Dr. Morris' hyrtip of Tar, Wild
Cherry nnd lloreliound, for coughs,
colds, blood spitting, weak lung?, croup,
whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis,
and all diseases of the lungs nnd throat
rrobably no similar preparation ever be
fore so quickly found its way Into public
favor as this. Its sale in our community
Is simply enormous. Those who have
been disappointed in other so-called
remed'es, are specially invited to try
this. Bo sure to get tho genuine Dr.
Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and
Horehound. There are Imitations in the
market. Look out for them. Trial
size, 10 cents. Regular sizes, 50 cents
and one dollar,
SOLD BY BARCLAY" BROS.
Very pleasant, and always effective Is
Trof, Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup
and no physic required, Ask us. 2-1-1 m
In our stylo ot climate, with Its sudden
changes ol temperature rain, wind and
sunshine often intermingle in a single
day it is no wonder that our chil ren,
friends and relatives are so. frequently
taken troiu us by neglected colds, half the
deal ha resulting directly from this cause.
A bottle of Bosehee's German Syrup kept
ixbont your home for immediate use will
prevent serious sickness', a large doctor'
bill, nnd perhaps death, by the use
tlireo or four doses. .For curing Con
sumption, Hemorrhages, Pneumonia,
Severe Cotighn, Croup, or any diseaso ot
the Throat or Lungs, its success is simply
wonderful, oo your druggist Will tell you
German Syrup is now sold in every town
nnd village on this continent. Sample
bottles for trial, 10c; regular size, 75e.
OvcrtiiHkliiK tho EuerjflOM.
It is not advisable for any of us to over
task our energies, corporeal or mental,
but In the eager pursuit ot wealth or
fame or knowledge, how many transgress
this salutary rule, .It must be a matter
ot great importance to all who do so to
know how they ca.i regain the vigor so
recklessly expended. Tho remedy is
neither costly or difficult to obtain. Hos
teler's Stomach Bitters is procurable In
every city, town and settlement in
America, and it compensates lor a drain
of bodily or mental energy tnorjs effee
many than nny fnvigorant ever pre
scribed or advertised. Laboring men,
athlete, students, journalists, lawyers,
clergymen, physicians, "nil bear testimony
to Its womlrousiy renovating powers.
It increases (ho capabilities for under
going fatigue, and counteracts tho '.n
Jurious etl'ects upon tlio system of ex
posure, sedentary habits, unhealthy or
wearying avocations, or an insalubrious
climate, und is a prime alterative, di
uretic and blood depurenr, 2-23 tf.
1 500 TIMES
l.raer than l,tl' I
On receipt of 1.60 1 will .send- to any
address an Imported French Microscope
that will magnify over 500 times any
email object. A very u-etul and instruc
tive Instrument, brass mounted and put
up In a' nent case, warranted ns recom
mended or tlio money refunded,
Its maarnllylng power is so great that
living objects can be readily discovered
in a drop ol water, nnd lor examining
small objects, all manner of Insects, the
texture ot cloths, &c, detecting foreign
matter In sugar. Hour und oilier urtlcles
of diet, tor detecting counterllelt money,
and u hundred other useiul purposes, it
will be found invaluable.
An endless source of amusement for
the coming winter evenings. Sent by
mull on receipt of priec.
CI Park Place. N. V. City.
The edition of 1S78 ot ihe sterling Medi
cal Annual, known as Ilostettor Alma
nac, Is now ready, and may bo btained
free of cost, of drusrRlsts and general
country dealers In all pari ot tho United
States and British America, and Indeed
In every civilized portion of tho Western
Hemisphere. It combines, with the
soundest practical advice lor tho preser
vation an I restoration ol health, a large
amount ol Intorestlnir and amuslnir hirht
reading, and tho calendar, astronomical
Items, etc., are prepared with great care,
und will be found entirely accurate. Th
issuo of Hostcttcr'g Almannc for 1878, In
ino tngiisb, German, French, Welsh,
NorwcL'ien.HwmlUli. M,li,i,.,i n,,i...,i....
fmn languages, will in all proba-
u.iiwij uu iu iuikchi euiuon ot a medical
work ever pubillied in any country. The
nromietiirn. Msun I r .1. ... . "ii-.i.t.
I n. I IV OW1UI,
lttsburg. Pa., on receipt of a two cent
a, Anil, a..lll A-. . ""
",ut rniiru a copy oy mall to
bin neighborhood, ....
OUR MOTTO: " The Best
. ; O. .HANNY,
Corner 8th Street and Commercial Avo.
Dry Goods, -Boots and Shoes,
Clothing, Hats and Caps, Coflees, Teas, Sugars,
Bacon, Hams. Specialty in Butter,
Cheeso and Flour.
Prints, Domestics, Bleached Muslins, Shirtings,
Flannels. Tickings, Dress Goods, Silks.
A lull lino of Carpets, Mattings, Floor Oil
LadieR and Misses' BooU,
This stock Is entirely New and Fresh.
O-ir Stock embraces every tiling needed lu
Goods. Please give us a call, examine
HOTICB TO rOTrBAt'TftR..
Okkicr op City Cmerk, )
Cuiro, tils., Jan. 3, 1M7S, J
Healed proposals ill be received at this
rttice, direeto 1 to the city council of Cairo,
Illinois, until .) 0 clock lue)uy evening,
February fith, A. I). 1378, for ibe construc
tion ol a one span iron bridge, together
with the iipproicties or abutments and
foundutioii, Kcross Cache river, about one
and one- iall miles from Mound City rail
road depot, and four miles north of the eity
of Cairo, in the countius of Alexander and
l'uliu-ki, sUtB ot Illinois, according to ino
pUns und Hpccili.-atlons prepared ny J"ba
P. Holy, Esq., J. E.,now on file and sub
ject to examination in this oll!ce,ttio spesi
iicttious of which are a- follows, via:
Said bridge and trestle work o be made
up of eit; litem op. nlngol eight en (18)
feet Itoui centre to centre ot no tx.und one
pan ot one bun Ired tluO) feet aaona the
The one hundred (100) feet spun t- be of
Iron, and so proportioned that a load ol ten
(10) ton dibt lhu ted over twenty ( 0) lineal
tect at tha centre 0 the span, shad not
strain tha iron over twelve teousantJ
VI uou) pounds per square inch tensile, or
over seven thmt-HDd ttve hundred (7 BiKi)
poundti per square inch t-heurtng straiu
the t-train in compression to be in at,
lea-t in tbo proportion to thn ratio of
length to diameter, by Uordon'g formula.
Tuu Mian ot r-aid bridge to be one hun
dred (loo) feet in the clear aud the roadway
twelve (li) feet wide.
The Hoor to bo ot white oak plank two
and one-hall ('24) inches thick and not over
twelve (12) inches ido.
Tbo Hour beams to be ot wblto oak and ia
proportion to the bulune.. of the ooe bundle-
(Mi) feet siao structure, and also to
be provided with a tuitahie axle guard.
I ho ab ve to rest upon iron columns pro
portioned to the structure to be supported,
the columns at each end 01 tho bent or iron
t-pun to hu placedon a mud till '.ZX I j, twen
ty (2d) toet long morticed and tenoned to a
.lulllcleot number of white oak piles, firm
ly driven into tho river hank.
The bents to be lortned of tour posts 10X10
inches npiare, the two inner parts to otund
perpendicular and the two outer partto
tie irameif nnd rtnod at a batter of one in
eight. The e.-ip and sill ol the bents to be
12X12 liie-i square timber, t'.io caps to be
twenty (2.1) feet long, and tho sills to pro
ject on wtu-n end two lopt n.iui tb enter
edge of the outt-ido pots. The posts to be
morticed und tenoned iuto tbo caps and sills,
und each tenon to be pinned with two
three-quarter (j) inch square iron pics, and
each bunt to lie braced by two diagonal
braces ot 12X2J inch plank, well lilted and
spiked on caps, posts uud sills.
The bents to rent or stand usion four mud
sills 12X12 Indies and eight (8) feet long ect
In the ground and placed oa tho alignment
of the work.
The carriage way of the Jtrestlework to
besixteen (Iti) feet wide, tbo floor plank
to be tbiee (tl) Indies and not over twelve
(!'.') inches wide, and to bo well spiked on
to the stringers and noor oeams.
The tloor beams to be mido up as follows
two (2) stringers of 8. 12 inches set on the
caps aud sixteen (Id) teet apart from out
side to otitsidn. The space between said
stringers to be euiullv divided for seven
(") beams of 3X13 inches each, and each set
ol floor beams or spans to have three (S) sets
ot herringbone bridging ot 2X1 inch scant
ling. The stringers nnd floor beams to rest at
least Hx Ui) UK-hen on the caps.
The stiingnrs to connect by half joints
and to be fastened to the cups by one Inch
round spikes or bolts eighteen (18) inches
A railing or ballasters four (4) feet high
to be constructed on each side of above dis
ciibed treMlcworlc. The iiosts to be 4X6
inch clces and braced on the caps aud fasten
ed on to the sit ingers by two (2) one-balf
inch bolts. The parts to bo six (U) tect
aptiri; uie nana ran 2A1 inches, und an
ale guard of 2Xt2 laches, all well tautened
on to me posts.
All ol the above timbers to be of white
or burr oak of best quality, and
the work done In a thorotmh and work
manlike m uiner,'and under the supervision
of such person as the committee on streets.
or the city council ot the city ot Cairo may
The approaches to above trestle work and
bridge to be of earth and witb a slope ol
nnt more than one in ten and not le-s than
sixteen (16) feet wide on top, with a slope
10 the base of one in two, Separate bids
will be received for iron span, including
auutmcnts and foundation, for ibe wooqcq
trestle portion of said bridge, and for the
earthen approaches, or f r the entire
The right to reject any or all bids, Is re
served, J. U. I'liu.i.Ts,
(ltd. tMiv Clerk.
S AFFORD, MORRIS,
73 OHIO LEVEE.
City National flank Building, up.stalra.
Ihe Oldest Enabllslied Agency in Southern
Illinois, and representing ovr
185 OOO OOO
R. SMYTH & CO.,
Wholfi. and Bo tall Dealen In
Foreign and Domestio
WI1TOB OF ALL KINDS.
No. 60'Ohlo. Levee.
MESSKS. SMYTH A CO., hare constantly 1
large Mock ol the bttt guods In the mar
ket, anl k vee-peol.l attention lo the wbulc.
alt Vranvh of tue business.
Goods at the Lowest Price"
Clolhs, Curtain Damaske,
Children's Shoes, Gents' Boots and Shoes
Special attention given to Country trade.
tho City or Country, in Groceries or Ury
our goods aud prices betorc you buy.
Orders for Coal by the oar-load,
ton, or in hogsheads, for shipment
promptly attended to.
To large consumers and all
manufacturers, we are prepared
to supply any quantity, by tho
month or yoar, at uniform rates.
CAIRO CITY COAL CO.
Offlceon whin nont. loot of Sixth street
Oillce 01 llulllduy Brotben, opposite St.
tlfvptiau Mills, Twentieth street,
toal Dump, foot of Tbirtv-eiKnth street, or
I'oUOllice drawer DUO
Saloon and Restaurant.
THE BEST OF
WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS
Constantly on hand. Also has constantly
on hand a
Large Supply of
TG T If B"P
ORANGES. APPLES. ETC.,
At Wholesale and Retail.
At the Old Delmonico Hotel,
51m Xo. GH Ohio Lcvec
ILLINOIS CENTRAL E. R.
St. Louis & Chicago
The only Boad Running Two
Daily Trams from Cairo,
Trains Leave Cairo
2:20 p.m. Fast Jixpress, arriving in St
Louis 8:50 p. m.; Chicago, V.S0, a.m.
2:20 p.m. CINCINNATI & LOUIS-
WLULtHi Jf'LSX LtiaXi
eYrrivfngt n Cincinnati 8:30, a.m.; Louis
ville, 8:211, a.m.: .Indianapolis, 4.15 a.m.;
amaogurs vj mm irain urrive at aoOe
0? INT OTfiEB B0UTI.
ll:30rp. m. KHt Matt with sleoners attach
ed, for 8T. LOUIS aud CIJ1(JA(0.
arriving in St. LouIh at 8:110 a.m. Chi-
cairo at 4 ..it) p.m. Connecting at Odin
or EttlnRham tor Cincinnati, Louisville
PAST TIME EAST
fMsongers by this line ko through to
the KaHt without any delay uausod by
rbeMA.rJltl)A AKTKRNOON TRA1H
, KJtOM CAIRO AHIUVKS IN NKW
YUHK alONUAV MURiSlMU-:
36 HOURS IN ADVANCE
OV ANY OTUKlt KOUTK.
AdvertUementa of compotinK Hues that
they make better time than this ono, are
are Issued either through lgoorauco er a
desire to mislead the public.
tor through tickets and information,
tpply at Illinois Central H. R. Depot, Cairo.
tbaws Aiunva AT caiao
txoresa SiOOp m
UUWWIIMM,Nll.i,lll ,(M, 1 lit) e.ltt,
J. JL Jovis, Ticket At.
Ifj fig HOURS
P U W ADVANO 3D
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN LION, Ohio Leveo,
SIGN OP THE CRYSTAL MORTAR
Washington Avenue and Eighth Street
White Lead White Zinc,
Linseed Oil, Turpentine,
Varnishes, Brushes, v
Window Glass, Putty
Paints-ill Cota-Edy for ih M,
Lard Oil, Whale Oil
Signal Oil, KTeatfoot Oil,
Tanner's Pish Oil
West Virginia Oils.
ThcElgia Koroaano Can
Tho Only Perfect Can in
thi World. Mada of Glass
and Warranted rot to
Leak, Corrodo or Break.
Every family should have
OIL TANKS and
Tho best in Use. Patent Dome
anH Mnacurinn Fnion Puni'n
Manufactured bv Wilson and
Eveden. 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 DeCinchon's
Peruvian Bark Bitters.
HOUSEWIVES USE WASHINE
"Lat wcok I houi-'lit a 10 cent packago of Washino and done my wnliing in one nail
the usiilll time at le timn hull the i-o.-t ol Soap. .My clnthin were wid er. I did not
have to rub them, and it I i-1 not t-hrink my woolons, and for onre I wa enatned to get a
hot dinner on llondav. Ha lailles ttv it. and vou w ill nave lalmr. 1 1 dim m.il n.nmv. Ii U
jM-rfcctly safe to uo it.
5 and 10 oent Packages.
Wholesale and Retail,
Golden Lion Cologne-0' EenTDtrwSy!ance
German Syrup and August Flower,
Irish, French and American Glues,
Gelatine for Table Use-Very Cheap
Shoulder Braces for Ladies and Gentlemen
Tho Best Trusses, All Styles
Coarse and Fine Combs, and Hair Brushes
Shoe Blackincr. Stove Blackine
Buy Copperas, Blue Stone Indigo, Madder,
Wax Flower and Artists' Materials
French, English and American Perfumery
Tho Best Extract of Buchu,
The Best Sarsaparlila and Blood Purifier
Holmans' Ague Pads, Woods' Pills,
Medaria Kins:, and all Acue Medicines
Quinine, Smith's Tonic,
Nursing Bottles, Guai Nipples and Rubber Cloth
Feather 'Dusters find nmintnr "RfneTi Act
Writing Paper, Envelopes, Pens and Ink,
Paper Baers, Wrannincr Paner and Twino
Shoe Blacking, Shoo Dressing, and Stove Poli3h
l'ure Import el liny It
0I1 KiSlga.KIa U1MI Altlfl Icilll SoiipH-Filie Iui-
porled llandkorclilcf llxtrtu U in orlgi.
mil ItottloH or In Itroken luanU-
net ns wautcd at low price.
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 the
U. 3. STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS
BOARD OF WASHINGTON CITY
Fire risk for Elaine and Gas rate the
samowith Insurance Companies. Used
by Railroacjs Street Cars and Hotels
f ! 40.1-fe.
I I -ov !v.
Buy WASHINE AT BARCLAY'S.
at Dr. Woods' Prices.
of Almanacs Free to All
Kress Tonic, '
inn, Splomlhl-Caiiatla Tar
At Barclays' Drug Sioro.