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Till: DAILY CAIRO mTLlKTIN: TUESDAY MOKMMi, DKCKMIJKU 24. I87S.
VrnerVircAr. SELt.KU'3 LIVKll PILLS have
hven thr araii'lard remedy fur l.lver Coiniilalut.
'wllT' tioK, Nick Headache, l'ulD iu 6boul.lcra or
Hack. Dl.lnea, Could Tongue, I'uvur ami Auu,
nnd ill dlreane. arlalinj from u tli-rutijfil rtiito of Ihe
I Jer or SloaM.h. .Tlioinai Aduuia, of UU Snntly.
lv., m.vi: ' Hellcr'a Fills have aavcd hundreds of
dollar In iloct'ira' Mil l tit Ih country." II. K.
rMiei at t o., Proprietor, Pitubiirg, l'a. llurclny
llroa., Aciii, Cairo.
rpiIC GREAT BLOOD TOXIC
For tlie euro r.f nil illene nrl'ln" from Impure
blood, and for liivli-ornlliii! unit ir iiKthenliitf tin
iul nrv'fiu". Are you weak, iicrvou. dnbllltaled,
le and ciii.ieUed ! II nve you lout your appetite?
liar you nanus., pain in the back. Jeer If no, Dr.
I.Um. y Mood Searcher will drive out the dlacaae
aud In li'n buck tile lilonm of Health. Pimple.
JtolU, Ervulpela. Tetter, full lUicuro. arc Imt
urfMco ludlcatlona of IIIimhI Dlrfcane; ud Dr. I.ind
rej HIod Searcher, liv purify InK tlm nynteui fofl
u the akin and ttcautklcn tlie complexion. Hold
hy all druc -Uin. Jl in . r l.ntlli-. K. K, S'-lltr.
I'isiprliior, 1'UU.biirf, l'u. Laichy llron., A$euia
gELLERS COL'eiil SYRUP.
Over I.OOO.OlnTKitttcMolil. It tlio inot i1eamt
and popular remedy fr c.ui''li, i olu-, i roup.
Iloarmicaa and all ihrout and hunt ilUeawn. Iliui
tH-ru in ue for half a eeatnrv. Doctor rec.mi'iiciid
will preacrliie It. J.- L Y.iitniaii, l.onn I1. II., III.,
ht: "It naveil un two children from tlie tfrnv.'.'
A ' I.. S.nrni.i,". ol Baltimore. Md also aay: "It
will cure the woivt isniu'li liiiincdl.itely." Ak year
tlriiwi't or general atorckeeper for )l mi'l t.iku no
ot.ier. Price. !!.. W.. and $I.IU per botrte. Send
lor circular. It. K. cller .v, Co., Proprietor.
1 Iltflmr.', l'u. Ilnnlnv lime. Airebl. Cairo.
I'ltOr'KSslON.W. C V;fIS--r;iV-'K'lA.
y II. MAKEAX, M. 1).,
Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon.
O.Heo UW Comin.TcI.'i! avenue. Koalileiice corner
Fn.irl culh Ui, aad Washington avenue, Cairo.
r 1!. SMITH, M. IX
Ofliff! ami Resilience :
0. SI TH1I5TKENTH r-TItniTr. CAIK., ILL.
U. K. W. WIIITLUCK,
OPP1C3 No. VJt CoiuiiHTclnl Avenuo. between
Kls:hili aud Ninth Sireeu
. W. C. JOCKLYX,"
1 ) i : NTIS T .
OFVICS KlitlilU Street, near Commercial Arenile
t)TICK-()blo Levee. Ii-t. T'liirt'i anil Sl
J INLUAK & LAX!)i:X,
A ttorncy .---a t-La w.
(TTICK No. 11S Comiiierci.il Avenue.
TIIE DAILY BULLETIN.
OFFICIAL I'APEKOF ALEXANDER COINTV.
Only Mornin; Doily in Southern IlIEimN
ITY TREASI KEK
We' ao'.borind to aunonace tb ctm of At
sa .'-4! i casd;Ute 'r City 1 rvaaurer ut
Vc rtiii,; (i;y election.
W r tSr;! to autionnre the ntra cf Wjl-
L Hitt i 1 octiiiUt? for tii .2ir of tity
Trirvr. tl izt cctner elctioii.
SoTk i TTj'urr xjit coscenx. The Cairn
Baurun (., w.r. jtj no 5il'. coi.tractei Vt any of
u ani)iovi;. or izt oie eoontcttd lib The l!n.
1.1m. iimi t;-Hint l made on a rli-n order
iew"t b? sn.-t- If. r .! tie urdtr man be f.'.icbej io
mm bul wiea pr.-i.Eted.
E. A. Bi;onktt,
Skixai Orri'-r. i
Ciko. In.. Inc. f!. I-T1. i
t m o 3
U-.ll" 30 14
; ni. : IS
Tlier. Hum Wind. Sei. MeallKr
8 II. niw
5 I-1 SlKlH'
Vatlmnm Temp rntrre. Ki!; Uhiiiiiiuii Tern
"Veiaioie, 15: ; Aiioimtof inel;e 1 snow, 01- Inch.
W. II. KAY.
Ser'l Sitnal Corpa, L". S. A.
ABOUT THE CITY.
Huw to ki'i'p warm put :
Dr. K;yes left for Xcw Y'ork ypsti;nlay
luornin ou the Cairo uml Vinecnncs triiin.
Duriuf; Suturdity niglit, Sunday, Sun
lny rtifjlit, nnd all ilny yestenluy, nobody
whs ttrrosted fur au inlVattiou of tlie law.
IJislioj) Seymour left Cairo by the af
ttatwon train yt stcrdny, for Chester, whore
lie expects to i.dtniniMter conlinnatory rites
- -Heury Cuhl exn"cted to ht:trt for Chi
cago, last niht, to mm his wife, who has
Wu snjourain' in that city for some time.
Mr. Peter Cuhl is in St. Louis.
.Mrs. Thistlewood, wife of Capt. Thist'e
TTood, who has s"journe'.l ut the Hot Springs
tluriiiLj tie.- several weeks pas;, f,,r the ben
vfitof lu-r hea'.tli, is expi cud home today.
At n e mparitiv; ly early liour last
uo.'ni, younir id:k.", iin;e uml leiiialo in
rairs, mijcht have been seen wwulinjj their
viuy to tlie steaunT City of Alton, lo take
part in the pending dauee.
- People havinj,' donations of cold meals,
e'.e., to make to the reform dub for their
luneli that in io b.- s.'t on Cliris'innsi eve, dny
mid nls'.i, will please -;iidlhein to the read"
ia' room at o o'clock this al'i.-riajoii.
have been i;sked rep-atedlv "what
ITo-res our city nnd county fundiinj-M heme
ia iiiakiii;.;i" To di-pose of all the ir.tpiiries
ia that Mm'.f ut oner, we take occaMon to
kit, tlm publicly, tliat wo don't know.
-The boli.s of Mrs. Murphy ,id
tlaujrht. r will bj rc-hitnrd ut Villa Uid;;e
una uu-rii'mii. i' ncniis me jIiVKC,l t i.
tend. The fu-ivrnl will leuve on the one
o'clock train ut foot cf Fourth sU'.-et.
r,. . , . , ,. i .....
' " T '""" "i Uinkle
W.. I li.. ,
" l"v" 111 u u-'us.ciiiy ,0sV
a".:n: ; ,.,'.. tieores. oerhaiis hnn.ln. L
of dr-sed hogs ,!d the center of the
building, while cord ujum cord of salted
meats lined the aides; and to theso con la
oiJi'T cords were constantly being added.
Meshrs. II. und T. with not exactly nmking
"buy whilu the sun Hhines;" but they weru
mnkin.!j tmenorinoiitt tjunutity of aalt meats
while The snow la.sLi.
The Illinoia (Vntnl railroad t.wik for
ward over four hundred bales ut Texan cot
ton tm Sunday; mid Pete Coiiant, ut the
head of a foreo of hand, w us loading up
iiiiotlier train yesterday, to ijo forvvurd this
We cull the intention to the fact be
cause wo think it will UiMinjuh-U us ns a
reiuinkiible exception, that we luvn't re
reived ft fring e ctiiitribution, jioctlcal or
otherwise, on the hubject of "tlie beautiful
Taking up ft position ut the corner of
Eighth and Washington, our cars were greet
ed by the continuous jingle of sleigh bells.
This wits not no because the streets were fui!
of sleighs; but because thus.1 that were out
made themselves no numerous.
At no time within the past twelve
months have we seen drunken men so nu
merous in Cairo as they were yesterday.
The cold weather revived the use of hot
whisky punches, and the man doesn't live
who can drink three of them, and keep on
We are reliably informed that .sonic of
the eu.-tomers of Alex. Erotiiinghaia !c Co.,
brokeis, 12 Wall .-treut,' Xew York, have
made S()0 within HO days, from an invest
ment of about $10!). Prothinghain & Co.,
are thoioughly reliable. Send for their
Weekly Financial Report, sent free.
We .believe there will be a good turn
out i-inorrow night a good nudietif"! to
greet the boys of the K. M. K. C. There
is plenty of talent in the club. The cast is
a good one, and we predict that to-morrow
night will be given to the people the best
amateur perfonnauoa ever witnessed in the
Alderman J). J. Foley was presented with
a gold medal last evening, by his hdniirers
nnd friends in tlie Fourth ward, as a token
of their apprecietion of his s-rvices during
the yellow fever .scourge in our city. The
medal could not have been bc-towed ou
. oil" more worthy or deserving than cur
: Among the shipments that were sent
out fronrth? Illiuois Central depot, Sun. lay
! nigh', were seven ear loads of cotton seed
for Chicago. In return for the need, or
some ot!T equivalent, Chicago is shipping
south, lrrrgc consignments of cotton seed oil,
aliout SO or 7.1 forty-gallon barrels of which
were in the deriot yesterday.
liis un net ot p li.'ene-s on the part of
tlie boys. Ablest every one of them will
polite'y a-k you for p-rnii.-sion to snow
ball you. If you .-ay "XO," they straight
way let hxise on you. und until you can get
out of range, you will have occasion to
think that each ineividual boy is a
iiiittraillunji'', charg'"l with snow balls.
Five steamers were hugging the Halli-dny-Pliillips
wharf boat, yesterday afternoon
giving out such a sc ;ne of business activity
us would in 'jve a town like Puducah to the
planning of a network of railroads that
! would render h'-r th" jrrand center of tlie
whole railroad systjin. In Cairj such
sights nre ao common that many will wontW
why we mention this one.
The c )!ored Masor.s of (:iro, will pub
licly install their ofiicers-eleet. ou Friday
evening, the 27th inst. The installation
ceremonies will tuke place in Sc heels' hall,
and will be interspersed with good music.
After the ceremonies lire over refreshments
will be discussed; and as the presence of
music on such occasions, usually means
dancing, it will be rather strunge if the ex
perienc of the evening, proves un excep
tion. Next to a local in The Bulletin, Dan
Hartman adopted the most effective means
of adv ertising, vesterdav, he could think
of. This was nothing more expensive or
ingenious than a pyramidal frame, over
which was fastened two large colored pic
tures of Santa Claus distributing gifts from
H.irlnnn's, tli'i whole drawn about the city
in a d .'livi-ry wagon. It excited tin att ;n
tion that was most desirable that of the
We are told that the bodied of the yel
low fever dead, recently taken up for re-in-t
.nii'.nt, wre much decomposed, and some
of them badly eaten by the ruts. The flesh
of the fane, in one instance, had been so
eaten away us to render recognition impos
sible. The graves were quite shallow, and
as ihe Collins were not covered sufficiently
to place the bodies beyond the influence of
the summer nun, rapid decomposition fol
l e.ved, ns a matter of course.
Cinder sidewalks have proved such a
success that they should be adopted wher
ever the character of the foundation renders
the'.r construction possible. Their superi
ority over plank walks, in times like those
is manifest to nil. On the plank side
walk there is a full-sized, sprawling
fall for every two hundred f.e't. On a cin
der sidewalk not a single fall in a thousand
feet. To men who do not poss"ss the good
s"iise to put down such sidewalk i, ot their
own volition, alittlc wholouiu'.' compuh.'iD'.i
should be administered.
The colored Odd Fellows of Cairo, not
to in- out-done by th ' colored Masons, or
I the while Mssonu lor 1li',t m.,H,... til I..,..,
I ' ""' """" 'I o.i.
i ft public instulhitinn of tU.,W it!,,.r..,.l..f.t
, , ,...,. ( .,, .-, , , o,
" n .in. t.iii if!, 'i n; a
hall has b a n seemed for that i.uriios.'. nnd
it may be expected iiius'c, dancing uml
leastlllg will succeed the cei-monics. It is
claimed for the colored M.uons a, id Odd
Fellow, that their 'installation ceremonies
uro conducted iu u smoother und more im
pressive manner than those of the whites.
"Doubting Thomases" nro invited around
In passing upon a claim against the
city for ferrying a skid' load of tramps across
the river, the Commit teo on Claims dei id.'d
iigainst its payi.iont, alleging tht'.t the city
hud nn right to send tramps or member of
any other cluss, out of the city, nt the pub
lie expense. In a legal point of .view this is
a sound decision; but hii economic policy
condemns it. To pay the ten or twenty cents
necessary to remove a trump from our midst,
would be a wry cheap disposition of u very
We received intelligence yesterday,
that tlus. lloiin hud died, the day before, in
the city of Little Rock, of consumption.
Un left a wife and three children in quite
destitute circumstances, r.nd in the midt of
comparative strangers. (!us was well
known in Cairo, having tor a long period ot
time stood at the head of one of the leading
tonsorinl establishments of the city. He
had a large number of friends here who
will learn t his death, und the circuiur
static in which his protracted illness com
pelled him to leave bis family, w ith fe.yfiigs
of sineerj regret and sorrow.
Below we give the mimes of p' appli
cants for membership of the Episcopal
church, who were confirmed into the faith
of the church, under the ministrations 'of
Bi.-hop Svym ur, !r.t Sunday. The cere
monies were quite impressive and were wit
nessed by one of the larg.-.-t an liences that
ever assembled in the building. Then..mes
are as follows: Mi'-s Etta Foss, Miss Mamie
Halliday, Miss Dai.-y Ihlliday, .Miss Ch.ra
Bobbins, Miss Susie Williams, Miss Geneva
Cavender, Miss Mamie Taylor, Miss Annie
Olmsted, Miss Edith Oberly, Miss Gertrude
Obcrly, Miss Mamie Corliss, Miss Maria
Corliss and Miss Bryant, Mrs. Ctishnian,
Mrs. ('. Ilanny ami Mrs. S. M. Taylor, Judge
D.J. llakcr, .Mr. C. IJanny, Mr. J. B. Mew
begin and Mr. Gefge Corliss. Total '!).
-AlexsndePaul I A'wis. the wretched
creature who' found his way to police head
quarters, was still there, yesterday. The
overseer of the poor will not take charge of
the poor fellow, and the chiefs sympathies
for the unfortunate wiil not permit him to
hustle the old man into the street or to see
him lie in headquarters nnd starve or freeze.
Sundry overtures t) drown the miserable
man for four dollars and a quarter hud been
made; but the chief fell in with none of
them. II o made up his miiid last evening,
however, to get rid of his "elephant," by
buying u railroad ticket that will carry the
pauperized old being to his friends, who
live two or three hundred miles up tlie Mis
sissippi. This will involve the outlay of $3
or 'l; but better that than the continued
presence ot such u pitiable object as is Al
exander Paul Lew is.
The law regulating the transportation
of cotton in bides or otherwise, on northern
and etutern railr-cds is exceedingly strict
and exacting. The cotton must be stowed
i.i closed ears, the doors of which must not
only b.- closed, but so battened ns to render
the pas-age of a spark from the locomotive
or elsewhere, an impossibility. On some of
the southern roads like in cautions against
fire are not obsci veil, yet it is but i .irely that
'"' " 'l""m",u " " i
a railroad man observed yesterday "a d-d !
bit atraid-'-proof of which emphatic re- j
mark was furnished in the presence of two I
platform cars from that road, containing j
i, ....,.. Ti,,. t..,. vr. ..,.,,..!.. : , ..... .. i
eaeu, tmy-nve oa.es o. cotion-uneen oaies
more than can be stowed away in a box car.
s t.ie entire ou:k w as completely covere
with ic! and snow there was no occasion for
the I. M. to be "a d d bit afraid," of fire, in
The embargoed river hence to St,
Louis, gives the Illinois Central nnd Cairo
and Vincnnes' Cairo employes till tiiey run
do. Fr ight agents und cleiks of the he-t
named road are compelled to work eighteen
or nineteen hours per day; and the indica
tions are that the rush will continue a week
or two. The Illinois Central loided onto
the Anchor line barg -s. yesterday morning,
seven car loads of Chicago iiierchaiidiv,
and made heavy shipments of miscellaneous
goods o St. Louis. But the heaviest carry
ing business between Cairo und St. Louis is
performed, just now, by the Cairo and Vin
cennes loud. About forty car loads of
Anchor line freight, such us sugar, or
unyes, etc., were shipped for kt. Louis via
the U. nnd V. yesterday, und for sometime
to come the daily shipments will scarcely
Imp below thirty or forty cur loads. The
receiving business of that road, chiefly
plantation supplies to go forward by the
Anchor line, is ulso very heavy. Ho, upon
the w hole, the blockade of tho river is u
"god-send" to the railroads; but a "god
send" to the railroad boys which thev never
"hankered' utter," nnd would gladly dis
irtoii of the Carbondale Free Press,
takes conspicuous tank among "the favored
few." For a year or more he has exhibited
great z -al In the temperance cause, tilling
the while, the presidency of the "Work
ingmen's Tc.npcranc; Union, of Curium-dale"--a
large WM in tl unt i:tl organization.
On his retirement from office, ut the regular
meeting of the Union held last Tuesday
night, be was the surpilsed recipient of u
splendid Odd Fellow's regalia, purchased
by his friends und eo-woikeis, at un ex
pense of thirty or forty dolbin, The pre
sentation speech was inade by pi O'llarn,
who bore cheerfully and happily-worded
testimony to Barton's r.eitl hi the temper
ance movement und the willing and flToc-
tivo labor ho had performed in giving it a
broad and well-grounded footing in Car
bondalo. It is said that Barton responded,
und, us is usually the case with newspaper
men, felt ugood deal more than IkMviis
nblo to express. And he had occasion to
feel, and to feel deeply. He is, perhaps,
the first and only editor in Illinois w ho hits
been complimented by u public presenta
tion of a testimonial to ins good work in
the tcmperunce caus". The high compli
ment it conveys is better than gold oi
precious stones, and all of us can excuse
him if he value it accordingly.
K. M. K. C t i-iiiorrow night.
Hats and caps for little biys. Hoods
and sacqu :s for little girls, at
M:ts. S. Wiu.t wms's.
,(li.()vi:s of all kinds, very line, for sale
bv O. Ilavthom lc Co.
Foil the best California llrandies and
Wines, goto SrocKI'l.l.Tlt & Hhohs.
I'd. A. B. in.it wiil guarantee to fur:ii.-h
any goods in bis line of Jewelry and Sil
vet ware, at Chicago i r St. L'Miis prices.
Bill of Faui:, by the no. 'ii, select, raw
','') (tits; stewed -1) cents; fiied -Hi cent.-,
at the Crystal oyster house.
Xorict; rt Suii'i'Mis. The Iro;i Meun
tain freight depot will be c!.is"don C'brist
ine.s day. Freight to go out Christmas
morning nnist be delivered at the depot not
later than 1 o'clock this evening.
J. C. Z i mm kh, Agent.
Fifty Dm i.vits Bkwaud. The above re
w..rd will I)" paid for the recovery of the
boiiy of Charles M. I'otike, lost from the
steamer Gold Dust, near Cape Girardeau,
on Friday night, Deci-inlx r blth, 1 STS.
Deceased was twenty years old. and has a
gunshot scar on right aim, above iheeihow,
and right hand slightly shrivelled. Infor
mation may be left at this office, or with
JosKrn T. I'm ki:,
D. e. 2:1, 1S7S. Greets il!e, Illinois.
A TRYING ORIiF.AL.
CAH'.o AND ALKXANDKIt COUNTY T VXl'.U KI:S
I'AY NK.VItl.Y A MILLION ASi) A II U.K
D0I.I.A1IS AS (iKM.HAL TAXI.s, IN u;:;
YKAKS, AND "STIL!. l.IVL."
During tlw t-n years en ling with the
close of the last lisc.il year, the fiiluwipg
enormous sums were levied as taxes upon
the taxable property of Cairo and A lex ci
der county, t wit :
For Stat: purpo-.es
" County purpus-'s . . .
' P.inji r purposes. . . .
" K.ii.iotd interest. . . .
" School purpntjt s
" R )ad purposes
" Special purpos -s . . . .
" Court House
. . 173. 17'.) .V.i
. . .'iVi'ii (ii!
. . 1h ..7i:: ed i
.. .ViMiTss sii j
.. 2-1 2.775 U !
Or a total of :;sl.4:;0,2:;5 70
Which was equivalent to $14:1,000 a year.
As no forfeited tax -s ar: included in the
above total, we may put such sum as w.is
then carried into the tax b.wk as a partial
s 't-oir against the amount now outstanding,
t.nd give the latter an excess of say jSjO.iioo.
This being a liberal disposition of the for
feited tax, it ;'p;:-its fiat, during the ten
ycan ending in I 7 7, the j rop sty l.ohieis
: .. ;ir. an. A; '.; in ; s-c vi itv i.-.u.l. io I ! . :
w::v of tax s th.; enoim :;, ,uui of A,:!,
,-,. . t!mt . ,,;.tlV;,?t
, .s;u.ti,ms , ., ,;.,, ut a tims wh,n
,,,.;,. Waj ,,,, a, ,v ,,i ,,fif,;, it
u (1,mbtfu Ml(!t Uxm.t. CollM ,.HVe
1);lss .,, s,V(;ro aa r ..a, Ul,, si r.,.in.
mv.1(:rhip f lJ(,ir ,Jlt
the ordeal has been passed, and quite sue- j
(essl'ally. The future has no such buid"ns I
lor us, although we may curry, us part of
the burden, the compromised Ism. led in- j
debtedne.ss. With all the expenses of tlie
county, city nnd schools greatly lessened, I
and our bonded indebtedness diminished J
one-half, there is no good reason why our !
tuxes should greatly exceed one-haif the
average of the past ten years. S"Veiity-live ;
thousand dollars annually, it s ins to us, I
ought to, and most likely will, supply ail j
the demands made upon in, by the slat',
th" county, the school district and the cor
poration. Under such a load our people'
can walk erect, if we Alt K a little stoop,
shouldered from the burdens of Hie past.
at tin; Crystal oyst-r
Isow is your last chance to procure re
served seats for the performance to-morrow
OybtlksI Oysteiih!! A good XXX
oyster ut 25 cents; u family oyster nt :.()
cents; extru fine selects ut 45 cents per can,
ut IIakuy Walkeu'h.
IiKLUDKI) INTO DEBT.
THE IM.MKNHK ItUllDEN UOItNK IIY CAIRO AND
AI.EXAMlKK COLN'IY TAXI'AYKIIS ltl'.LII.K
According to it recent statement, pub
lished by tin Auditor of Public Accounts,
the registered bonded indebtedness
of Cairo and Alex uidjr county, exclu
ding the iieciimulal"d interest, is i7h8.hd(!.
For $5:i,S(l of this sum, the city of Cairo,
alone, is l'. siionsible.
Four hundred thousand dollars of that
$5l:!,SHI, is ad ibt th it w is i,ic lira 1 ui I .r
tho delusive railroad "erab law." Toe
pie of tin; county suhs uih al tint amount
to the C. & St. L. und C. & V. r.iilioa.ls,
believing Hint the operation of the s i r. illed
"grab law" would provi.li the i; t iv'ston
the bonds issued to ivpres mt the l e.t an i
something toward the p iyni -nt o,' t in prln-
cipal, and further, that th i stock received
p HGiN I X D 1 1 UG BrlX ) I MO,
con. comm unci al a v. an i j;k iimcKNTii sri
E(). (HIAKA, Proprietor, '
U .U.piled wllh a full st, !; of 1'ie.h Drua, Meiltclnea and ('le'inlcal. of nnCotihtod rmrttT.
cliiialahedMy'111''' iVrf""U'r-V' !!ru"1'l', L'":"
"P'-ICspiriiil Cure uml Atti-iitloii plvrn lujhe
from the railroad companies would, ut tho
maturity of tin
oonus, p-.s,-s4 a maricct
value th it would go fir toward paying the
debt. TlifS! anticip.'itioiM may h ive been
over-sanguine; but they were veiy generally
entertained, and gave the Voters of the
county the imp'tiM that plunged
them headlong into the heavy indebtedness
that Mow overwhelms tin in. But the hopes
that had been raiv d bv the "grab law"
were soon dashed do'.ui by a decision of the
courh, that the law was iinis.nslitulional ;
ut that t.ie cni.il Is mane uioler .1 w ei e
vaiid and go. si. Ia oiler word., it was
held that the law was a fraud und could not
stand, but that for th" evils it begat there
w is no remedy. For a lime the tax pa UTs,
tried to stand up under the h avy I. nil of
debt they ha 1 tak-ti upon th 'luvivvs e.en
alt. r th ; props of the "grab law" l ad been
knocked away; but li.iamisl disaster and
consequent business depression i : .me, :.nd
the futility (if further i;tt' in.!s to support
the great burden, be. atiirt inanlt'. st. Hei.C!
the elforl at a compromise that wi.s made
last spring and the pending negotiations
with the Am sic oi Funding' company.
ppr,--. iv- t!r O'-ii'.'-'l d 'l.t ill
Cairo and A'exai.d.T ( J:;ty is. :i I bus
i" en. can b ill'isirat sl, iu .-. maimer, by
li" use of a f ,'igilres. ;'c in, hide line
impel. 1 iteo Kiiuhi'. -d i itiT'-st, the bond.-d in
d iiteilnev, el the ei:y und county will . -cc;i!
$S!W,!l;i(). This is ( i;UlVa!-Iit t ) forty
per cent, of the val le of all ;h property of
the county, ns cqua'.i,: si for tix ib'.e '.;ir
pos 's. by the Statu Board of 11. pi -dilution.
To pay s i l u g.! a su i.i w oui l r quire I' o'n
every Toter, over tw i liun l.-ed and lifly do.
lars. or tit'ty dollars fiuin every man, v..iiuhu
an 1 child in the court y, It is a Mini, great
vrby re than $100,00.). tlian ihe com-
bine I bonded indebtedness of the conn-
lies f .Jackson, Johnson, Mas .ac,
l'ub.-ki. Hanlin, Pop; and Union;
tin. I evi-'c is tlie avemge in li otst-
M"ss of ail th" eounti"s of th ' st:i!e, le arly
v.'OO.ooo. It forms about two-thin! of the
:tlie bonded inili-btediii s of the
lighti eiith congressional iii .trl.1. Apsu-
ti. tl the debt of the district cqiinlly ainoi.g
ils s'.'veial inhabitants, and about $7,50 will
be assigned to each. Apportion the debt of
Alexander coutitv, ! in. hiding the citv) in
like niaiiiicr, :md cadi person will b" l ulled
Ujein to carry about lilty dollars.
We present these figures to show that the
delinquency of our people in meeting lle ir j silate, cx. er.l these of th.' i' resent tin-.",
financial obligations, is due to no unwilling- j Who. then, surveying the e:i .rruoi.s .sv -ne.s;
but to lleir utter inability to t:,i i t ; tions to wbicii he deld' tl f r apiri. iiot'
them;and to show, forth' r, the n"c-ity for j ten years or more, cannot co.v.emph.to the
the funding arraiigem. nt recently cotiseiite d ; rcx-oaa hie dennn Is of the future, with i
to, whi-rcby tiie county will be rdi.v.-d of ,' stout n-s live .i meet th-in as they arrN ,'
about .nc-ha!!' cf it iud' -1 t due..-, and se- I
eor , lou-.rr.l.ol it, r.s! o, tl.,.
half. The principal and inter, st thus l. s-sen-il,
the debt of the county will be con
siderably less than Ihe average, when up
plii (1 to all the counties of tiie .state, which
1. $519.( 00.
This reduced debt the people w ill be ublo
to cury, and w i 1 make a mauiy cllbrt to
have ii all pai l olf at in iturity. How ihr
the funding .tnang-mcnl has progre-sed, we
are unable to say; but this we ten wiy, that
the arr.ingeini nt covers the very best clf'-rs
our people are able to niake;aud that if any j
ol our lioiulliolders re.use lo accept tii"tn,
they must do belter it they can. The coun
ty proposes to retura them, in the "long
run," inor ; than dollar for dollar If that
dou't uit them, let them get more, if they
M0I!H THAN TH h'lU'.-Vl AKTI'.iJS OF
what did rin: cu sty and city ai.t iii it
rui:s no wiiii so w;t a rm or
Elsewhere we give figures which .'.how
that the taxpaver.-of Alexander county have
paid into the county treasury, during the
ten yeais ending in 1M77. the enormous
sum of $:i()l.()00. What became of the
money is a qti sstion that will readily siig-
i gest itself to the intelligent taxpayer. L.-rs
than $10,01)',) were ued in liquidating the
; court home debt; and it is not believed that
1 any considerable sum ot the money was
stolen. In what manner, then was the
! $-.'00,()(l() expended? Contemplating mat
; ters as they now exist a jail quite empty,
' nnd pauper bills reduced to a few hundred
I dollars p-.T qtiuricr, it doesn't seem possible
i that, with no roads or bridges, no public,
1 buildings, nothing to show for it, that tlm
$'il)i),()l) ) could have been honestly expend
1 ed. The thing looks that way; but the man
; who searches the county n cords wild the
i expectation of uncovering ads cf theft or
I "'bez.!cn. ., or a palpable misappropua-
turn ol liiinls, will lie disappointed. He
will Hud iioihin r of tlie kind, But he will
discover evidences of u mad, Inexcusable
.waste of money. He will Ibid that while the
people were p. yoi i:'i. a year into
the county ireuury, the commissioner
wvr , paying for woik and iniiterial by issti
i i ( c ui y ord rs, one dollar nnd a ha fund
, even two dollais for one. In other words,
Ecd a '''u" e!I t!l" J'"I'u'mr I'alcul Faml'y Ml
rompoiindliii; of pliyslcl ins' rri'scrlptleus.
' for every dollar expended by thu count-'
commi:.sioners, tho tuxi.avcr was comnell,.,
t.i pay into the c.oun'.y treasury .$!,r,0 and
ior a tinie .uuj. in tlioh.j (lays, too, th.
j ail was full of I'limini'.ls, tho poor boti.,'
full of paupers, ,ind thu infiiinii.y 1nlf full
"1 pauper invalids. The circuit court cost!
more money Uun the present total of th.
count taxes; the bills of the jailor amount
ed to from $(10;) to $1,200 per quarter: th.
sherilf and collector was paid nil he could
get. which varied from :),G(0 to $3,()0o
tu r i-ar : and l ie imt'n r, . ,i.,,:
were simply enormous. There seemed to
be no "care for cxp :ns '' in the courts and
in the offices of the c.iiirt,: iir.ii
th.! county commissioner:., i.T.ajB witS 1
out monev. wei-j coin:,el!cii to l.-inlt
upon the future at the rat ! of 1.50 ttia.C-o
j for one. This is a '-p-inial . r.planation c i"
I the maimer in whiih the (ji) ver.;di-
hip.ited, Without leaving a vi.-lble II ridiun
But. while the inqtilsill'.-.. n -h r -wiil e.
cept our boiuiion i.ftheqs n 'Abend:-!
tlie county's f'!00,fil.O ,(- j, .t
i ll) probably be given, be will f,-,k, witlt
still greater concern, what lce.iut; of th'-
?.;w,:.7ij.sa tint wits paid j,t0 (he citv
treasury fn.m the year !H')7 to 1S77J "Vet
can't point to your filled utrc.cN" lie wl.'l
say, "as un explanation of tin- cxpendittir.
of a single dollar, for all tic mo.-i-y paid i n
that impr ivem-nt, w rai: ! by y r.'ml r-sess.-n
-rut, and ia not inc'iid'-d in the glvei
total. YoUi' rVatilU of id'.lulk
niviiie...! I..M k'L.I.. . ... .
for tlley, too. Were originilly built by ?
money raised in the s one inaT.ner." Bt
the pumps! There's the leak through
which thousand and t .ns of thov-jiuds of
dollars biipiwsl uwuy, and brought exa--p
'ration; and, finally, tin conviction that a
princely sum of money hs.l bun actm.r.y
! tbruw n away.
j Ashamed of ihe existence of palpabl
1 reminders . y.v'i a irmtlcHs wa,tf :
inoij' y, th .' p:m" w. re ki
j it i-.- for u vug; mi l now,
il l by our .'ictLor-
tire city, like tl, -.
j rour.ty, h is nothing left, save a inrt.n ry c;
I a su-tained city go-iemtiu nl, to U:!l of .'.-
j expenditure of more th..:-. r half million
To-day, with l-ss
the muni, ipal mad,
than half the inonrr.
.iciy movi s st:iceh!
; enough, and we have assurinccs th.il t1". .
needs of the tut'ir-'. for a miiuU.r of yesr
at l.-:.-t, will not, in th" outlay '.hey nt.-.-
ol' .t at Oll.'e. IlyoU
ST.ii' .f .it once. II you see yo-.r nur .
giving the baby either Laudanum, Par go:-.'
or any soothing remedy containing opiat-s,
stop it ut once. It you want a g(KJ medi
cine for your children, get Dr. Bulls Baby
i Syrup, warranted to contain nothing I.-fjurl-
oils, but uf.) find I fl'xieiit. P:si 25 cel.:-.
j Xow is the time, and to-duy is the day,
j t buy cheap Feus. Furs at yourowa
j price ulmo.st, of Mi:s. H. Wii.i.kmsov
Tun Crew have done a great d s.1 to help
relebralioii along. Now help them nlcr,
by going to their eut. rtaitimciit to-niorr . v
Xt iiiA-, liuliea' silk ties, etc., a beautl'.'ui
line at O. Haythom A Go's.
in dead earnest! Hedieps n tl.und. ilaiO;
in the way i f
LOWER I'KK US!
Acleanswe.p made. Tlie public tn !
Xo trash olfer. d us a decoy. I h.io
space to mention enly a few uttich s:
il. n's Grey Overcoats
Chinchilla Ov: rco .'.s,
Ci.s-imere Biisinens Suits,
Good Cassimere Pants.
',1 Ohio L.::e...
500 HEW AM)!
l'ur a Case of Ihe following litfounn wtit. U tlin dlf
fcruiit iiuiiibers nt
Dr. ForW HKALTII IWUfl
Will not cure with IteniarsjtiK: Sarveaa.
,, , ( Chills tmd Fever, l)yspep;.ia, '..
M' I: Pi ice, $2.
J Kidney, Spine and Bladder nf
lections, n ud Mcivous lYeM ra
tion. Piicc, $:t.
Y Fetf.ale Direases and Womb Af
M)' J' I fi ctions. Price ijli,
i, . J Iii.'.aiiiatloi' of the Lungs, Br. n
' '' ' 'j cbitis and Asllmia. Piicc, $5.
Tlm utmvr reward lines not n;ipl to t'ana ntrrpilf
In tin. sniel. nl or futiil stH-'ia. Dn reedpt. ofinlis.
will ihiiuI t'li.l hy iiu.il . Ilewnro ol Imlliillons, liko
linim hut thu Forhea. Ho lid lor clrrnlnr In
int. o. vv. Ftrtni',4.
:i Kim St., Clncliitintl, Ohio, and l.n-ni pitrticuintu
linierual to uiMillili.