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iIKO BUSINESS HOUSES.
f . Any biiHloastn'na ran bare IhiMlinM
, In thla mlamn limit appropriate bneduis
ayable quarterly in advenm.
Hardware, naavaa Mia Tla War.
V HALLKY ItaaltirtinuivM.TIauul Hani.
ar. liaiden nod Kaniitrt' lintibamnw. Win
uoUk, rUrfriiftriitor, l"umpt and Uklden.
IA Coram jcuu Avenue. Guttering, and Job
ort dune en abort notice.
r. S . Mod A HKT-Dealr Is hard and sort lam.
irr, flooring, eeillna-, Mine and turfaoed
lumber, lain Mil eliingh. ufloi tod yard
virnrr Twentieth itrwit ami Weshlnirton Tue-
P. HAKTMAN Dealer la Quaanswir, Toys,
Utiles and all kind of fancy aruol. Coouurr
l menu, corner eth ttreet.
WILLIAM WDSTKH-Slsth street between
.iiuimrclel avenue anil WahiirUn awnue.
I IwtbiDK ad MerrhauS rallurlnf .
a ltwMly Mail Uoluuig. 7S Ohio
Real Katnta Aseaelea.
H0WLEY Bel Eetate Agent.
Ld wlla real MUM. oolUcte rente, pays lxt
mi noo-retldenta, etc. ComnwrotaJ
iwtru Nlolb end Train Streets.
H INKLE THISTLE WOOD
Cotton and Tobacco Factor and pro
prietors of tha Murom' Tobacco Wereboute,
Vii k a Commmercial Avenue
I' AHI'EK YOST
i General Forwarding ad Commiaaioa
uierehant, for tha aala of farm, tiarcUn, Or
:liard and Dairy I'roduae. W Ohio tree.
EA. WIIKZLOCK A tO.
Ueaeral Forwarding- and ComtnUaion
merchants, and daalcra In allkinila of Fruit and
Produce. stohio JLcvc. tontignmenui toUo
One two-horse wagon In good con
dition, and one apart horse and harness.
The horses an sound, and In good con
dltion, and the harness altnoBt new. For
terms apply at Henry Frobme's, corner ot
Fourteenth st. and Washington avenue.
little ( oletuau a l.auadrr.
lis. Lottie Coleman baa reopened ber
iitundiyoo Fourth street, between wash-
in ftou and Commercial avenue, anil Ukea
iblt uieibod ot lnformiag her old IrienUs
and patrons that she li atrain at tbair aer
rice, and toliclu their patronage. M ha
itdm-ed price to suit the timet. '
1 htt following described property fur
'itle at a bargain if applied for noon, viz
lxU 7 and 8, block CO, with residence
and Improvements, corner Ninth street
and Washington avenue; 3 houses and
lots on north side ot Twelfth street, cor
ner Toplar; cottage and lot on Walnut,
m at 23rd. M. J. IIowley,
l9-tf. Keal Estate Agent.
"The Peerless" Is beyond all question
:im best five cent cigar oflercd for sale In
this market. Mr. Fred Telcbman Is the:
le raanulacturcr of this celebrated
orami or cigars, and oneres a reward of
jne hundred dollai a to any person who
will find any in them bat the pure Ha
van illler with Connecticut wrapper and
binder. The Peer lea has become a great
favorite 'with Cairo smokery and the
leuiaudfor them is cotietantly on the
meroaw. The trade supplied ou the
jioat reasonable terms, For sale by
rred Triihruan, Commercial avenue,
near With street. Jy3-2m.
;!. iirsitoo has returned to hi old
und In the Celscr building, where be is
'jetter prepared than ever to accommo
late his patrons and the public who
uiay favor bltn with a call. He4ias gone
to conslderablo expense In Utting up a
oouple of nicely furnished roonu, which
' be has provided with all the latest Im
provements and conveniences, Jle em
ploys only first class workmen and those
who patronize him will have their wants
attended to in style and will receive
rillt UEAKOMa WUT
411 Sboald Bay tbelr Groecrlea from
Btlow we give a number ol reasons
why people should buy their groceries
irom Fetlis & Bird :
1 St. Because their stocks is the largest,
inchest and choicest In the oily.
!ind.-Because they aell goods of every
Kind cheaper than any other house in the
3rd. Because they deliver gooda more
promptly and. In better shape than any
other house in tho city.
.4th. Because they keep the most com
plete stock, and persons desiring to
purchase different kinds ol goods are not
compelled to go elsewhere because
Messrs. P. & B. have not got toe goods
Theim we consider substantial rcasens
by our readers should bay their gooda
t Pettis & Bird,
Corner 14th st. and Washington avenue.
Also Just received a large lot of Yar
nell Bro.'a Baking Towdcr, the best
foods made ; only requires one teaspoon
tul to the quart of flour. Give It a trial
and yon will use no other.
15-lm. rums A Bird.
Kla-ni Rear ana Old Hlaad. '
Having withdrawn from the dental nrm
of Canine t Whitlock, I will still continue
ths practle ol dentistry at Mo. 134 Commer
cial avc, between 8th and Oth streets, ovsr
tiolilstine A Rosenwater's store third
door north of Eight street I will be p leas,
dtoec all my old friends and paUons,
and attend punctually to their wants in
th wej of dentistry, V sry Rts'py.
K. W. Whitwck, D. D. 8.
tin 134 Com'l ave-3 doors north of 8tb st
-Children ery tor Pltchor'a Castorla
His as pleasant to take as honey. It
contains no morphine or other deleter
tov Ingredient, and la aure to expel
worms, euro wind colic, regulate the
bowels and stomach, aud overcome Irri
tation caused by rash or cutting teeth.
Mother can rest, and children enjoy
health, who use Castorla. It la harm
lees, it Is certainly ipeedy, and it ti
heap. ; IWUJw
Tfrytrtnlaf. "DWiyw forget It,"
SUNDAY, February 17, 1878.
Dry salt meats, bacoo sides, shoulders
and hams, tierce, barrel and bucket lard
all In good stock and for sale low at
No. 70 and 71 Ohio levee.
Judge Bitker will return to Mt. Ver
For Hotter, Kgt, Al, etc., call at
No. W Ohio levee.
Mrs. Cavauder, on Twentyselghth
streetls eonfined to her houe by sick
ness. Oyster soup lunch at Uarry alki r's
Crystal saloon every evening at 0
Mr. Geo. UlnuteaJ has taken the
place of Mr. Jim Maon, at the Iklorm
lust received at the
Miss Emma Oxley, daughter of
matter mechanic Oxley, of tho Illinois
Central, Is In the city visiting,
Don't forget the free oyster soup at
9 o'clock this evening at JIarry Walker's,
corner Mixth etceet and Commercial avo
nuc, 1.4. tt
Mr. Andre Lobr's Sheboygan min
eral water Is now sold by all the saloons
in the city, by the bottle or glass.
For seed potatoes, choice ap
ples, butter, eggs, etc., go to G.
n. Jackson ft Co.'s, Wo. 64, Ohio
Don t forget Geo. II. Wendilng's
lecture at the Atbeneuin on Tuesday
bight. There will be no extra charge lor
Reserved seat to the lecture ot Geo.
K. Weudllng can be secured at Dnn.
Uartmau's without extra charge. The
price of tickets Is SO cents.
Cairo Commandery, K. T., went to
Cerbondale by the I. C. K. It. last night
to attend the funeral ot Ben. Johnson,
which takes place there to-day,
Mrt. Eliza Young, who lectures ou
Mormonlsm, lectured at Mattoon on the
lltb hist. She la an intelligent woman,
and her lectures are spoken of as highly
Interesting. Her price Is titty dollars a
Lin Is lull ol sorrows and disappoint
ments, but (he icor-t sanguine hopes of
all those who try Dr. Bull's couehsy rep.
are always realized. It never disappoints.
Price 25 cents.
To MoTnxHSt-Sboiild tho baby be
suffering with any of the disorders ot
babyhood, use Dr. Bull's baby syrup at
once for the trouble. Price 23 cents.
B. F. Blake will to-morrow put up
for me one of the neatest signs to be seen
in Cairo. Don't tall to see It, and call on
II. N. Wjelton.1I
Mb. Ueorob's Lecturs. The Parlor
Lectnrti to be given by the Rev. Mr.
George at the residence ot Dr. Wardner,
has been postponed on account of the
coming ot the Hon. Geo. K. Wendllng.
until February 2Cth.
Arrested. A man named Sea was
arrested in this city yesterday by Officer
John Hogan for an assault and probable
murder, committed at Anna on Thurs
day night. The sheriff of Union rounty
was expected In the city last night to
take Sea back to that county.
The young gentlemen anJ ladies are
requested to meet at the Temperance He
form Club hall, Thursday, Feb. 21st,
1S78, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of or
ganizing a young peoples' union. Py
order ot the W.'s 0. f , U.
Mrs, i;iTTSNnouE, Pres.
Mollis E. Webb, Scc'y.
Church Services fovTu-day.
Services ag usual at the Episcopal
church, both morning and evoning.
Subject of morning sermon "Not Beat
ing the Air." livening subject, "The
The asual services will be held In the
German Lutheran church tosday by the
Rev. C. Duerschner. Services in the
morning at 10 o'clock. Sunday school at
2 o'clock In the afternoon.
At the Methodist church, corner ot
Eighth and Walnut streets, the services
to day will be as tollows: At 10a.ru..
class meeting for old and young In the
rooms at the rear ol the church. At 11
a. m., sermon by J. L. Wallar, of Mount
Carmel, formerly pastor ot this charge.
At 3 p.m., Sunday school. At 6:43 p.
mM young people's prayer and prahw
meeting in the rooms back of the church.
At 7:30 p. m., a sermon by Rev. J. L
Wallar, followed by the customary re
vival exercises. The puoltu are cordially
Invited to all these exercises. Scits tree.
Mohammedanism. Rev. G. W. Coan
who has long been -a missionary la
Persia, will occupy tbe pulpit of the
Presbyterian church" tdday. In tho
morning he will give an account ot tho
work of missions in Persia, and In the
evening will tell about Mohammedan
ism. The subject Is lust now ono ot
special interest to all the civilized world.
The people of Cairo are favored In hav
ing an apportunlty to hear about It lrom
one whose long residence among tho
Moslems enable him to i peak from per
aonal knowledge. ;
Tfce TMaljwavc IS Xfaa SISraek Carat
Just Received 0,000 of the celebrated
TMal Way, S oent dears. Try them.
Trade snppUsd. ranrjABw.
i tamLajjiaaiUj.ii-JS iJglJJJMBIiL.
OUR SCHOOL COLUMN,
FDITEft BT THE MEMBERS OF TUB SENIOB
cues or the Cairo high school. .
At the request of tbe publisher of the
BcLiTLN, the senior class of the high
school will lurnlab, lor tbe Sunday Issue,
a short essay and inch Items of school
news as may be ol general Interest. The
class Is composed ot tbe following young
ladles : Effle Close, Etta McEweo, Cora
Strattoo, Maggie Uflln, MoUte Caven
darandKatlo Alvord. '
' HALF PAST FOUR.
llalf pant fonr the clock uotb UU,.
Oh I truly tls a wsloom hour,
And merrily doth ring tu bell -
From oik the Ivied school house towar.
The scholars put away their books,
And waiting, sit impatiently,
Un teai-her gaze, with wistful looks
To quickly set them once more Irs.
leaping, bounding down the stair
Joyfully their cap they swing,
Out into ttie Iroaty air
(ialt) they dance aud louuly sing.
Let u ba happy now we're tree,
No trouble wlil w borrow ;
All tbouf(bt of teutons burled be,
There' school afc-alo to-morrow.
Oh tbat tola eve would last fore'er,
And tbat our weary tanks were o'er ;
To-morrow be tomorow ns'er,
T-day be always half pant four.
Foolish lads and silly laaSlei,
Know'st not when you elose the door
Aod leave behind you hooks and clssae,
Ton can enter nevermore f
You'll then be in a stricter school,
With harder Iessoa envy, strife
Aud find yourself With blunted toot,
Sotvlng.the great problem of life.
Wearily lien you'll wait the hour,
When all your tollionts tasks are o'r
The death-bell from another tower
To call yon borne st half put four.
THE VALUE OF LEARNING.
Everything in lite has value, for
tbe reason that directly or Indirectly it
beotlUs man. Man Is the being lor whom
(he earth, its creatures and all that It
brings forth, was created. Hence, as tbe
gilt of God, man values tbe earth as hi
supporter and bis borne.
Gold, the richest metal of tbe earth, is
of great value to man, lor with It he
buys the conilerts and luxuries of liie.
Modesty, virtue and uprightness possess
value, for they are the elements of a
noble heart and a pure soule the Index,
of a true life.
M an vulues the drama, the ball, music
and conversation for tbe sake of the
pleasure which he derives from them.
They bring to hiiu a sweet oblivion of
the cares and troubles which oppress
him. Thus we see that each thing which
contributes to (lie happiness ot man in a
greater or ! degree, .(assesses value.
Though these pleasures may be carried
to excess, and the greed lor gold obtain
such an ascendancy over tbe mind as to
cause a man not to care for tbe things
which muy bo brouxht with Ir, tut only
for Its mero possession ; yet wu may
consider thes as exceptional cases, and
should not conclude itiut because the
grosser appetite has been awakened in
a lew tbe article has no value to others.
It Is true that men do not value things
alike ; w hat one looks upon as a jewel of
great price, another passes carelessly by
and seizes upon something more flashy
and attractive, which seems to satisfy tbe
wants ol his nature, just as the solid and
truly valuable satisfies that of bto con
In this manner is knowledgo esteemed
by the learned man who daily applies
himself to Self-Imposed tasks, his deelre
being insatiable for a deeper knowlodge
of the secrets and mysteries of science and
metaphysics, learning is put upon a
pedestal and Is valued so greatly by him
that all tho wealth of tbe Indies would
seem naught iu comparison. It Is the
shrine before which be bows, a humble
worshipper. What Is the world, Its
pleasures and vanities to him while in
the deep recesses of bis heart there is an
Intense longing lor hidden truths ; for
facts yet undeveloped ! He has a burning
desire to thrust before the world at an
unexpected moment a meteor like the
flash ot some great revolution, which,
during bis bard study, has suddenly
appeared to him, serving as a recompense
for hours spent by the midnight lamp, for
his exclusion from society and renunci
ation of pleasure. The discovery, per
haps, is destined to work a complete
revolution In existing theories supposed
to have been built on a firm basis, and
yet by it be is able to undermine the
whole structure, and he gszes with des
light upon tbe fall of systems which
others had spent years of patient toll In
There are minds to which a triumph
like this gives moro pleasure than would
be gained ly the possession of a throne ;
who would value this ono addition to
learning as a Jewel to be bought by
nothing which the earth could afford. .
What a contrast is presented between
tbls toller up the hill of knowledge and
tho man who lives for pleasure and en
Joyment alone, who' finds everything to
satisfy bis nature in the search after new
and varied amusements to while away In
a heedless and unprofitable manner the
precious hours of lite. To such a one
life soon becomes wearisome. Ilejav
tnents Its emptiness, Its uselessness and
un happiness, while to the scientist and
metaphysician It seems too short but a
day In comparison to what he would
fain yet lean and understand. ' :
The learned man has advantage
over the unlearned, which It Is not dlfll
cull to appreciate. He Is looked upon
with secret admiration by tbe very ones
who profess to be desplsertof learning.
Mis name Is banded down to posterity as
a benefactor ot vile nee and ajMulvaooer
ot knowledge; and sinks notfu does that,
ot the Other;' Into obHtion, or If re
msmbsrtd at all Is nsallsd by those who
knew hint tor bis artificiality and friv
olity, bis1 weaknesses aud lack of char
acter. His noble traits are forgotten and
be becomes known as are tbe eelebrated
gentlemen ol the reign ol Louis X(V
who lived in aa atmosphere ot pleasure
and enjoyment ; whose deepest thoughts
were over the question of bow many
yards of gold lace would be admlssable
on their waistcoats, or it they would
dare wear the red beels of their boots an
Inch higher than the king, or turn their
toes one, or In, as the case might he.
When we compare such characters with
those of Franklin, Bacon and Newton,
bow uneven la tbe balance, how low sink
those of the former In our estimation,
wblle to the latter by whose discoveries
men of the preteut age are benefitted, we
give the hlgheat encomiums of praise
There are avenues of Influence open to
the lcarasd man, botu In the social and
llterarv world. Ills true value Is felt
wherever be may go. He Is a necessity
at almost every gathering, whether It be
of a political, religious, or purely social
character. For, as Frauela Bacon says
tn bis essay on studies, "expert men can
execute and perhaps judge ot particulars,
one by one ; but tho general counsels
and tbe plots and marshalling of affairs
cornea best from those tbat are learned."
Occasionally the scholars of the high
sdkool are required to .write what are
tented "Five Minute Compositions."
The method is as follows : At a given
signal paper and pencil are placed in or
der and tho position for writing taken,
when tbe subject Is announced and all
write as much as they can In five minutes.
On Friday the subject was 'Valentines."
A few are given as secimens of those
written at tbst time :
Br W. W. The custom of sending
valentines is an old one, dating as tar
back a tbe fifteenth century. Tbe con
nection of the custom with St. Valentine
is not oertaluly known. In the accounts
of tbe saints of that name, no sign of
tbls usage f tbe fourteenth day ol
February is found. When originated the
custom was entirely different from that
of the preseut day. In olden times valen
tines were almost always vritttn by the
sender, and, lor the most part, they were
ol a sentimental oharacfer. Of course the
valentines of the sentimental order of
tosday, are more beautiful than those of
former days, but tbe poetry of onr valen.
tines Is stereotyped, and very Inferior
compared .to that of former times.
Nevertheless tbe beauty would go toward
making up for the lack of good, original
poetry, but when some fiendish person
introduced those comic, make-fun, three-lor-a-nlckle
prints, then all the senti
ment, beauty and pleasure derived from
St. Valentine's day was lost.
By 3. A. St. Valentine was supposed
by some to be a bishop, aud by others a
presbyter. He was killed by Claudius
lu a most cruel manner: first beaten
with clubs and then beheaded. His re
mains repose In one of the church ceme
tries at Home. It to said that In olden
times there would be gatherings of young
people on tbe eve of the 14th ot February,
and tbe names of the young men, having
been written on slips of paper, would be
put into one box, and the names of the
young women Into another box, after
which the young men woald draw a
name fiom the young ladles' box, and
the young ladles from tbe men's box.
The name they drew was to be their
valentine for the evening. I suppose they
dressed in fantastic style, danced and bad
splendid suppers, as did those who were
at the St. Charles party laxt evening.
Each was there with hit valentine,
And hia a guy and happy time.
By M. L. Just bow long the pratice
of sending valentines has been lu vogue I
do not know. Many yesrs ago it was In
greater favor than It la at present. It
first originated In Rome, on the fours
teeuth of February. It was the habit
tbero to write the names of an equal
number of both sexes and place them in
a box, and then let each one draw. Tbe
person whose name you happened to draw
was your valentine for tbe rest of the
year, and you were expected to paytbem
due attention. The highest classes In
dulged In it then, but now 4t Is lett en
tirely to children, who tako 'great de.
light in sending valentines to tbelr favor
ites. The Interest In Ft. Valentine be
comes less every year, snd as persons
become older It appesrs very silly to
them, Valentines,liko many other things,
have had their day, and now they should
be willing to take a back seat and make
room for something else ot more Ims
Br M. C I do not know when valen.
tines first came In vogue but think the
custom of sending tbi m dates with the
flood. Certain It Is tbat Jur great grand,
fathers and mothers knew the uses of
valentines. Nice vnlen tines are fast dy
log out and giving way to eomlo ones.
Few and lucky are those who escape the
Infliction . ot comic valentines nowa
days. Formerly It was considered a hor
rible thing to receive one, but nowpeo
pie do not seem to mind It, If one has a
prominent fault or a personal defect, as
for Instance, a tongue that realizes the
Idea of perpetual motion, or a pug nose,
she Is sure to receive a caricature ol her
self on St. Valentine's day. Such little
lokes may be very tunny and have a
great deal ol point to them, but I would
like it better II. I could know the seuder. 1
Every valentine most have Its little
rhyme, which Is the best psrt of It usual
ly. One la begged .In pathetlo terms to
be somebody else's valentine, or ;is Im
plored to write to their "love sick Plok
wlck." Of course It Is not always "Pick
wick," and I may explain that that
rhyme l not original with me, Dlrkens
wu the author, but when l;get time I
Intend to write one on valentines that
will entirely cast It in the shade. ; ,
Bf K. A.-Yeare ago fit, Valentine's
day wu hailed with much dellsht by
the young ptopls. ,' Nunurew , wtre tbe
missives and, scented bUht Jqux, ex
otfanged between lover and swMt-heart.
It wis on this day that bashful youths
who had long7 worshipped some fair
maiden at S distance took courage and
addressed to ber a gnshlng epistle, con
slating of at least seventeen verses, In
wbtsh he earnestly entreated her to be
his 'ValentlrTe." It U needless to say
that they were eagerly devoured by tbe
lady, who In all probability sent one in
return usually u affectionate, tbe tenor
ot which generally was
; "Take ay hurt lor It I thine ;
Yea, 1'U be your relentlne.'
But no such loving epltles as these
ever find their way to tl.n girls of the
present day. Instead of the verses 10
oltea quoted , ,
"The rote it red, tbe violet'a bine, '
Sufr It twtti and to are you."
or the still more suggestive one
"My ee is poor, ay ink ia pl.
But ay love lot you WiU ntnrtaili''
we have sent to us In a huge yellow en.
Velope one of those silly, ridiculous, cari
catures which find favor under the name
of the "comlj valentine." If one does
have a defective feature, such u a "pug"
nose, for instance, they are sure to re
eelve a valentine containing a gross ex
aggcratlon of It.
It is almost impossible to express the
feelings of a girl when she opens one ot
these vulgar missives and beholds on the
paper a grotesque figure holding in ber
hand a bleeding heart pierced by cupfl's
arrow, end with lines underneath some.
thing like the following :
To think voa're pretty, you silly girl,
W lib your art of blue and tctta ot purl ;
!!ut yon nwxln't think you'll catch a twau,
For ao one wants yon, I'll let yen kuow.
SAVE YOUR DIMES.
'it's what thee will spend" said a
gage old Quaker, "not what thee'll
make, wblch will decide whether tbou's
to be rich or poor." The advice is true.
It wu Franklin's In another shape.
"Take care of tbe pnce and tbe pounds
will take cum ol themselves." It can
not be too often repeated. Persons are
continually Indulging In small expenses,
saying to themselves that Its only a
trifle, yet forgetting that the aggregate
Is serious. He who saves ten cents a day
bnly saves thirty-six dollars and a half a
year, and that Js the Interest of a capital
ot six hundred dollars. If boys and
girls would bave a bank account aud de
posit their dimes, their saving and tbe
interest on.tbem would secure to.them a
good capita) with which to commence
life and establidi habits ot economy
which would be almost certain to bring
success. To save Is to get rich. Squan
dering will bring poverty. ' X.
CHESTERFIELD TO CHILDREN.
1. Always sustain the honor, the dig
nity and good name ot your parents.
Let it be understood by all that you In
tend to pay dclfrer.ee to their wishes,
that you never consent to do what they
will not approve. Ever remember that
tbe truest friends you ever hayo had or
perhaps ever will have are your parents.
2. Let your addresses be respectful.
When childhood's tender pap and mama
give way in advancing years, let it be to
the worthy aod always welcome Jather
3. Consider how olteu they havede
nled themselves pleasure lor your hsp
plness, and how Incessantly they hare
tolled for your comfort, and seek to
show that you are neither unmindful ot
it, nor ungrateful lor It. Reward tbelr
parental love and care by your filial
Removed, and Beady for Business
1 bave removed to Commercial avenue,
between Ninth and Tenth streets, in the
room adjoining Hanon's sewing ma
chine rooids. i have no old stock on
hand to select from, aud iu lct uo new ;
but I have received what la far better, a
selection of large sized samples of spring
and summer goods, representing a larger
stock and greater variety than you have
ever bad to choose lrom In Cairo. There
are over eight hundred pieces, compriss
ing all colors, patterns and prices ; black
fancy and plain cassimeres, and, In fact,
a sampled all goods to be found In a
firsNclass wholesale home, any amount
of which ,can bo delivered In Cairo in
twenty-four hours from any date. 1 In
vite comparison In prices, work and
style of cut, and will warrant satUtan
tlon on all orders. Soliciting your favors,
1 remain yours to command,
II. N. Wkltom.
Formerly Cutter lor John Antrim.
Feb. 16. l78..3t.
KOTllB tit roffTBACTOfc
City Clerk's Orrics.
Cairo, 111., Feb. 14, 1878.
Scaled proposals will be received at
this office until 0 o'clock p. m., of Tues
day, March Bib, 1878, lor the repairing of
hrlok aidewalk on tbe southerly side of
Eight (8th) street, between Commercial
and Washington avenues.
Bids to Include filling and raising said
sidewalk to grade and the furnishing of
sound and suitable brick for sidewalk
fwrposee that may be required in repine
ng those worn out.
1'he work to be done under supervis
ors ot the committee on street and in
accoreance with plans and specifications
of said committee.
The right to reect any or all bids Is
reserved. J. B. Prillh, City Clerk.
Ll'HBKK COST. ACT.
City Clbbk's Omen,
Cairo, Ills., Feb'y. 14, 1878.
Staled proposes will be received at this
offlos until lx o'clock, p.m., of J ueaday,
March 0, 1878, tor .furnishing such lum
ber as tb city may require lor the eur
rent fiscal year ending December 31, 1878.
Said lumber to be ol good and sound
white or burr oak. white or yellow pine
or cypress, and tree lrom sap or unsound
knots, ana oi sncn aimension a may iw
required, and to be delivered in such
quantities, times and plwes within the
corporate limits as the committee on
streets may direct.
The right to reject any or all bids Is
reserved. J. B. rmr tn, City Clerk.
'.:''s A sjeodl Cnea.ee.' '' ' 1 .
, I will pay a moderate salary and gtve
steady employment to the right party to
sell my eoallo Cairo. Bond will be re
quired. ; CerrHpoadenos solicttad. i y j
Addtves . , jau a. viau,
Extraordiniirj i Inducements to Purchase'
Until tftox- CS-n4-. "OCC.
to the Public
The Finest assortment of L lies' Cloaks and Fur In the City
Unequalled Attractions-Sill : DanderchUfn, Collars, Cuffs and Tie in law.
elf Vint assortment. . wr" TW1e,J
r u.t .. l ou.ple,j l.d. v. n' r arniablog Gooda-toW at aitonHhlnrf, ,ow M,J
ZeDtavr. Wools and Fanov r tielea ol all h..i. ..i , ""neij tow prta
a A..ti - S Si - - & a ana .
. - . -u
Ladles Shoes actually at Cost.
Carpets and OU Cloths In end lest variety,
We take pleasure In announcing to our
are uow offering special inducements to
days. A thousand new and attractive articles of verti are now on hiMiiBelt
are being oflered at most extraordinarily low prices. Mblbltion, a
PHENIX DRUG STORl
eMSBBa. a SB aMBSBSi
Corner 18th Street & OomVl Ave.
X Have Opened an
And. Toilot Articles,
To Whloh I Call the Attention of the Fublio.
!l .'III mat. Ik. aiMii..). lumiv'inllii. a .V..I . ..
. nm wmv ws nvHimv wiuhiiuiii vi yujeutnua prescriptions B ID
SIGNAL BRRVICB REPORT.
I Above I
TATIO. LOW WATU.jlUM or Fall
rr. in. it. w.
Cairo as a a
Cincinnati....-..... 2 T 1 0
Itarenport ......... i S 00 0
ftttaliurir. - S u S
Louitvlll 11 a 'SI 0
Keohnk.... t 00 o
at. L.HIH i:l I af xi
JAMRS M. WATSON,
fierceanl Siicnal Service. U. B. A
Captain Wm. O'Neal and Captain 8am
Brown were passengers on the train tbat
was wrecked near Zenla Ohio, on last Sat
urday week, but escaped unhurt
Tbe City ol Vlcksburg for Vlcksturg
Arkansas Bel for Evansvllls are due to
day. The Molllo Moor and Jno. (iilin0ra and
barges parsed to St. Louie night before
Ths City or Chester brought' 360 bain
cotton lor th east, and addtd a lut ol iron
for St Louis.
Tbe T. T. Hllltnan brought a fair trip of
iron and sundries for St. Louis.
Th Ironside collided with a cjI tow
near Mayavlll and sunk tb barge Collier
No. 2, containing 15 tons pig metal valued
at 10,000, In 12 feet of water, on the 14th,
which Captain Milton Frees ot Ironton
The Mississippi Valley company 'a barge
So. 00 was launched at Mason CUT on tbe
14th, and leavea for St. Louis on Wednes
Pittsburg dispatch toCln. Cwnnwro.W ot
"About 11 o'clock last Friday niirbt,
as tb towboat Panther was pa-tlnx ilia
foot of Mustapha, two young men, Para
and Sear, each aged twenty-three years,
Jumped out of a junk boat in low or the
Faultier, aod itla auppomd wert drowned.
Tbey both were unmarrieit. dome of ihe
Panther's bargee bad gotten loote, and tbe
steamer began backing to get tbem m
nhape, barite swung arounu against the
Junk boat, crushing in the side, and, ii u
supposed, so Irlgbtened Para and hear a.
to cause tbem to Jump overboard. Tbey
had a large amount, between ti X and $500
of allver coin on their peraona, which pro
bably hastened their cu-owulng. Tbe Pan
ther dropped back four miles in search of
tbe men, but fulled tc ae them. Para and
8eara traded between Marietta and Galllpo
lis, and are said to have been Industrious
and sober men.
BILL OF FARE.
ALDEN, GRAVES & CO.
;j-fltt No. 78, Ohio I,evee.
raralliar In Evtiry Honor-hold.
Dr. R. V. Pierce, the great "medlcln
man" of Buffilo, is tunning for tb oflke
ol senator from tbat city. He seems to bs
tb trot popular mm en th track, and
well may be be, for hi namn ia familiar in
every household in tbe land, and people
will vote for him regaroless of his politics.
Corr'ot, as the always is. The
doctor was elected by about 1,000 majority.
If-OpenluK a fboraaalirars.
Ill order to guard against results ut
terly subversive of health, It Is absolute
ly essential that the grand thoroughfare
or avenue of tbe system, the bowvls.
should be re-opened as speedily as pos
sible when tbey become ebstruoted. If
they are not, the bile Is misdirected Into
the blood; the ilvvr becomes torpid;
viscid btlltout matter gets into the stom
ach, and produces Indigestion; bead-
aches ensue, and other symptoms are
ptoduced, wblch a prolongation of the
exciting cause only tends to aggravate.
The aperient properties of Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters constitute a most useful
sgent In overcoming constriction ot the
bowels, and promoting a regular habit
of body. It la Infinitely superior to the
drastic cuthartics frequently used for the
purpose, since It dons not, like them, act
violently, but produce a natural, pain
lea effect, which does not Impair the
tone of the evacuatory organs, which il
Invigorates Instead of weakening. The
stomach and Uver, also,. Indeed the so
tire system, I streams) and regu
lated by It. v ,
mama? visxxxTsr xyjx.x
tame uapreeadenteaBarialra (a
w MIV WlUlh
quality and pattern.
patrons and the public trrnerali thai
thr.ee, hn .,.T, P-fL0"?" thi
Entire New Stock of
l. E. O'HABA.
AS Taraer nail, braary is, S7
, A BEAUTIFUL TABLEAU, !
"The Indian War Dance," given by th
pupils ot the Oyouiastiu school, and va
rlous other entertainments.
Price of Tickets.....
Tickets sold by the committee of ar
rangemeuts, and also at the tollowlnaf
p'aces: A. Jackel's; the City Brewery!
E. Buder'sjlt. Hebsacker's; P.O. Schuh'i!
Committee ot arrangements :
Louis C. Hbrbibt,
3 6 td.
Announcement Extraordinary i
HON. GEO. R. WENDLING
Will deliver hi great lecture,
"A UtsPLT TO IXttEKSOM. FBOM A
At the Athecvum, Tuesday eve., Feb. 19.
As a fasciuatl.ig orator, logical reason
er, an accompllHlifd scholar aud a peer
less and invinuibiu aasallunt, Wendling
is, at the bur ami iu politics, the peer of
Hon. George li. Wendling delivered
bis great lecture In reply to Ingersoii,
at Library Hail, In the city ot St, Louis,
Jauuary 13th, 1818, to ati audience of
over 2,000 ol tbe ruott cultured and In
elligent people ot tbat elty, and hun
dreds stood In the aisle during its de
livery, not a per cm, to our knowle Ige,
leaving the hull. Tbe result was a com
plete success, culminating lo a perfect
ovation. Ho wu Immediately oflered
f.'KW.OO to repeat thu same lecture In that
city, whirl he did, with similar results.
A third ii.vil.ii inn. luil aln-aily followed
this, ami he Iium .ntH-e received invitations
fnitn such cities as Mc Veruon, Bloom
lutrtou, 111., Lafayette, Indlunrpolis, Ind
luicntro, jiiiwuuiiee, Mew lork. Wash'
lugton, D. C, etc.
Mr. Wendling being an eminent law
yer, a ripe scholar, a profound thinker
aud log'clan, he is especially fitted to
answer i ot. ingersoii in niS assaults upon
Notice Is hereby given that I will beat
the foilowiog nuoied piacv, at the limes
bolow stated, for tue purpo.iv of collecting
the revenue of AlexnuUer county, Ills., lor
the year A D., 1377, fe-witif
At we more noue el K. t'uitey ft Co., lo
Cluar Cr k prpcluct,na llouuay, February
At the store boue of It. A. Edmundton:
In Clear Creek product, on Tuesdr. Feb
ruary 26th, A. D , 187S.
At the atore houre of B. F. Brown A
Bro.,lnTbbes j.eiiict, on Wednesday,
February 27ih, A. D , lsls, "
At ne more noute or a. II. Ireland, In
Santa t precinct, en Tbuisuay, Februaiy
28th, A. li , IS oV
At the tore bouae of K, It, Atherten, k
t o., in Hoots iiunii precinct, on nuay,
March lt A. U.. 1878.
At tbe resilience ot S. iiunaaeker.ln Due
Tooth precmci, on Saturday, Alartu Snd,
A. If , 10.0
At tbe ctore houne of W. It. Ilooppaw, ia
nouga t rara, unity precinct, on Aionaay,
Muruli 4lh, A. D., 1.-78.
At the stare hon of 0. W. Short, tn
oanuuficy, unity precinct-on leeidey,
March otli, A. D 1878.
At tbe 'tore house of Sam Harerav. Id
Toledo, Haslewood preeioct, on Wednes
day, aiarcii tun. a. v , lb.s.
At Mo. G& Ohio Levee, South Cairo prt
clnct, on Tburaday, 7th, Friday, 8th, and
aaturaay, etu uaya in asarcn, una.
ai ine vourtnouae m nono Cairo pre-
cinci, on nuu aiier asm i.to, ibis.
Sheriff and Colleewr.
Cairo, 111., Feb. 4th, 1878. I T 4-w
Ueacral Dabllllf .
Vital weakness or depressions a weak
exhausted feeling, no energy or courage;
the result ot mental over-work, Indis
cretion or exoease, or some drain on tbe
system, Is always cured by Humphrey's
Homeopathic Specific No. 38. It lone
up and Invigorates the system,' imparts
strength aud energy stops the dram and
rejuvenates tbe entire man.? Been smd
twenty years wito perleol success fc
thousands. Sold by dealer.. Pries C
per single ylal, or 0 per package af tr
tails and j t3 vial ot irwar. gxi
mall on receipt el price. 'AC2x:
Humphrey's HOfeeopethle KeC:
Compaay.lGir vtteeet. '17
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