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Mayor ller.ry Wial-r.
'l'ri'Hiii r It. I'. l'.tiki .
Clcrlt -.l. H. I'lilllU.
Counselor -Win. II. Oillnit.
Marshal ('. D. Ariel-.
Attorney - W. i- Mc;c
i'olicc .Magistrate -J. .1. !':rd.
hoaiii) or Ai.m kmkv
First Ward (Hi. Vot iiin. Win, O'Catlahan.
Sccmd Ws.il V tl Ititienhuuse, N. II. Thistle
vriid. Third Ward -W. P. Vrlf;l,t. .I..I111 WW!.
Voiirtii Ward Cimrlcs O. I'uil.r, U. J. Kul-y.
bilili Ward W. Halllilay, 1 lilt. awir.
Circ.ilt.Ii-.il-."-- O. A. r
nit CI, rl. - .1. A. Rene
Cou my .lud.:i- II. S. Voi-ti 111 .
('(in nly Cirrk- S. .1. 1 1 1 1 1 1 ri .
Comity AUimiikj- W. c. Miiik- y
Cninii) Treasurer - A.J. Aid-. 1..
S(i ritl .John llodi.'es.
Coroner -1!. K:t-.--ra.i..
County Comiiilssioiic; -' V-
Itfov. 11. Samuel !ri!7.
Hallicuy, M. V
AITK'AN M. 1!. - Kiirt-i-tith street, between
W .ilivit unit Cc.ii.sr Hre'-ts: serines Sabbath 11
11 1:1. bUil T:' ; . r.i.; N.ist!ii,c ? iiool l: m.
(iMUIS l-l S Ehlite'-t.th strcel; tiic-i'tiii;; Sab
liatn l'i::;n y. m.; prcacbiii, oc-isioiially.
OM'ltcH (!; '1 II K REDEEM ER-(Eplroph
; l ourli'. ulli street; M, iridic,' prayer .sabbalii)
M::jJ 11. 111.; t-M-iiiii;' prater. T; ',n p.m.; Sabbath
nt.iu.ol '.) a. m. 1!' t. st J Dillon l.cc, Ho-tor.
INRsT MISSIONARY HUTIST ClllT.cH.-I'nacl-.!in:
at )ti:..i a. in.. :i p. tn . arid p rn.
Kihbalii nhool ill !' m. l'.'-v. T. J. Miore.,
Ii:TllEi:AN-Th:rt-enth Ure.t; M-rvire S.ilt
i I. alii ll a. in. aiiit 7 . in. ; huuday sihoollia.
u. lirv. UUiTH'inu'r. uastor.
METHODIVr Cur. Ei.-'Hh and Walnut streets;
I'rvai hln Sablnlh ld::' a. m. mid p.m.;
pmycr im-i-liii. Wednesday p. in.: Sunday
ihool.Hp. m. Rev. A. I". Morrison, pastor.
I UEs.ItYTE!;lAN- Eighth ftr.M-t ; prca-hinsr n
Sstibntli at ll:(u a. in. mill 7::M. m.; prayer
nif-llnu Willi:, .dnv Ht ?::). m.; Sunday m bool
nt :) 1.. mi. Rev. II. V. t.'r;i-. pastor.
'KCOND FREEWILL l'.APTIST rift-i-Mli
uri't. Ix lttci n W itiimt auUleuur rircus, en
tire. Sal,!a:i at : ami 7; p. in.
ST JosKI'H'S-fT.nmau Catholic! Corner Cm"
tnl Walnut street-: H-rtkr. SiMialli 10::nia.
in ; sunduv tili'xd at -' !'. m ; i'p'T 3 p- m-;
vlcinrvi-ry'il-ivatSp. in- -
riT MTlili'K S l!,iiiiiii ( alhiillt -t Comer Ntn
k u.Vi n'nl Wwliin-.toii iiMMiuc; i"-ryic.- Jii;
li p.m.; n-rvia: every uay at t . in. lvv r . .uii.i.
ILLINOIS CJKXT11AL It. It.
1 1 1 1 1 a 1 1
IV .-t. if-i ( 1 c. Inf
Slimiest ami (iiieket Ilouto t
i. Louis and (Jhicao
!1K oti'.v rud r:it.i:ini' !' 'ruin-from Cairu
makiii); d.r' t roini' i iioii i" r.a-ieru nui-s
1 ;lu p m.: Vi npri , arriving in St. Ltd" .
p. 111 ; Chii'V'1' '' m-
I :t0 i. m. CINCINNATI LOUISVILLE
Arri-.hi'-inri'i'itinMl V"1 '" : l-na! "!''
;.!. in. Indian ip"li. CK-a m. l'a".,-u.'.T ly
IL: train arriwat alMive poictii
12 TO IKjL'IIS IN ADVANCK
(if inn otln-r route
-.Inn. tti KaM Mill, witli Mrvp.T attt ti'-'l. for
I .HI5.T l.UI.1-aii'ii. llli'A''l. arrivlne in
i.o;iii. at il . : ' J-t :' " t'".il"1"'1'
in.' at ndin or i.'ituu'i.im lor t lmiimati, 1-ouirviiic
aua Indiauiijioli- .
FAST TIME EAST.
T 4 LiLU'VI' I.1 PC 'iv till" I"11' C0 throupli
I ANMM' lilt ti'i t lie Kat oiihuut aiiy
t-iav rallied hv Sunday Intervening. The SaVir
II iv afleru am train Trom Cairo arrlten n .Sew ork
M.iiidav moruini;at Mvi".. Ttilrty-.'U hours In ad
vanie of nv other ronie. ,. ,,.
tt dv-rti-einei.t of competitiL- line that ltn-
make hett-r time than tlii- one are .-uel either
tiro.i-h Ignorant" or a di'i-ire to mi-lead the ptililie.
Kor throUili t!' k"t- and iiiforrnatioii app.y at lili
110:9 Central Uai'.road depot. Cairo.
TKUNS A1IK1VK ATCAIHO:
.1 ,!011NSi iN.li':u'l Soiillivrn A 1.
.1 II. JUNK.Tkket Atfeiil.
QA1R0 S: ST. LOUIS 11. R.
H. SMITH HUH, lJo iivor.
8H0IITEST SHOUT LINE IJETWEEN
CA1U0 AND ST. LOUIS.
Through Kxpri'M Ituives Cairo . H :0a a m.
TUroitiih Kspr" arrive at E. St LouIh.. o:4lp.m.
Through Kxpri- Uavea K. St. Louin.... h::i.in.
Through KxpreM arriven at Cairo SMJp.m.
.ViinihvKlioroarrominiidation leavest airo a l.ip.m.
Mil- phVHdoro Acc. arrive at MiirphvHlmro 8:-f p.m.
iliirphyi-lioio Atfc. leate Murphvioro... 5:Vip.ni.
Murplijboro Aic armef at Cairo li W P
The Cairo 4 St. I.onl Hail Hoad Ik the ouly all
Rail Kotito betVieen Cairo and St. I.uute tinder rat
uianaaement. thufifore there ar uo delav-i at
way Rtatlon awaitTDi; rotinrctlnnn from other line.
Clone aud aur; coiinetion at St. Louie with other
liuef for NartU. Ka.l and WeH.
J. A. NAUC.LK.
L. M. JOHNSON.
Uetieral Manager. '
(jAIRO VINCENNES K.R.
0 WW THB SHORTEST ROUTE TO
Ul MILUjO KvunavillA.
ai rrr vu tub shortest to ions.
4 JnlLTiO VIM.K. CINCINNATI, UAL
TIMOBK AND WASH1NCTON.
0 4 "f IT V1 THE SHORTEST TO INDIAN;
) ill 1 lihO Al'OLlS.l'lllLAUELl'HlA.NKW
YORK AND HOSTON
SIX HOURS SAVED
Over traiua of all other route making Ihu tamo
Itr Vwrenetn bv other nmtM to wuke cotincf
tiuim mtirt rldi) all' nltfht. waltlns from ono to tlx
bourn at nmall cuuutry utatious for train of con
Tl l?r VAT HUT? THE FACT and take onr4 :?
ltrjlMrjiMlirjiV m, train, ruaehlni Evan
tlllo, lndlannpolla. Cincinnati and Louivin amc
aav. i rftiiin it-ovu nuu nrrnw .. .
Wall Brrlv 10:00p.m.
ThrougU tlckulit and cltockn to all important
F.' 'a.'mIIXEU ROSWELL MILLER.
UuiCl I'a. Aicnt. Uencrai Sup t.
li. B. CHUliCH. PaiKcnRfr Agent. ,
DYF.IXQ AND BEN0VATIX0.
YUU OLD CLOTHES
CAN BR DBAtnrtlLl.T .
DYED OR ItEPAIItED
At a Trifling F.ipf nse-C. 0. D.
CHAS. SHELLEY, NO. 30 EIGHTH ST.
IT Ladio anil Gents' old aM mado bow
NKW ;i: Mini'.
If. k. Im:k,
NVAY GUN SirOI,
Ctiiiiiiicrcliil Ave, ojiiuiiiic Si vcinli st.
(VII!(i, : ; : II.I.INOH.
(inns, I'M (ils, Siifcs iiml Locks Iiciaiml.
Kcjs Made to order.
CHOKE lioUINOON IlIiKACII LOADING OLNs
All work (.'titr.ititi-iMl miti-furtoiT. at rliirapnr rate
hani'anjii' olilaliiiuljit any oit"-r plan' In the illy.
WIIULKSALK WIMS AMI l.igt OI'.S
ILSMYTH A: CO.,
W'luili-halp anil Ilttai! 0' alcru iu
F(nri;n and Domestic Liquors
W'incs of all Kinds,
No. 00 -hio i.i:vi;i:.
MnssiiS. SMYTH & CO. havo contantly a law
ftmk of tin- 0't L'omlf in tlir markrt and pivu
i-cpit ial uttvtitiuti to thi; ho!cf jlf liruntrh 61 the
F. M.Stocklletli. Friilolinl'.ross.
StockfltsTH t: BnosSj
SiK-i-o:i! to F. V. StM kfieth.
l:n ixii'lci'M :ind Wholsnle Uivilersin
Foreiiru iiml Imeti
LIQUORS AND WINES,
K'.iine Kelly I. land, ratnuha. ( aMfornia and im-pori'-d
1'orl. Slurry. ilet;ata Wiuv aud Cbam-pan-t.
NO. (!.' OHIO LKVKE, CAIHo, ILL.
llOOTs AM SH'iKS.
.M:m;ifu( turer rind Healer in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Leather and lMiidins
No :Conim. nii.1 Ave. Kvt. Fifth and Sixth St-.
Kcepn rorif'aiMlv on baud a lari'e a-f'TlmeM of
lent and l.in I s l.ontu an t siioe of all ty'ep
and niei", and of tin' very heft of St Loui- and
Cinriiinati Hand -made work: fold eheup.-r than
ever before, and eheaper ttinu like 'ood- tan be nil
tained in tin- city.
Aio, alway on hand a larze flock of l.eatherand
l';udiULi' of all dect ription. o!j ven'tdoce.
MF.AT M VF.KKT.
Sk'nuf the Fittffalo Head.
No SO. Ohio I
KOEIILER DROS., Proprietors.
J O I-: A 1 1 K LL, A sent.
A fall and complete supply of the lien of aH
Uinnn meat aiwayi" ou hauu. uraem uneu m any
honr. day ornlfht.
Dealer in l?resh Meat.
lletwren AVashlnjston ami Com
merciivl Av., tiilioining Iltmnys.
I.'EEPS for Ble the bent Hoof. Pork. Mutton. Veal
I l.umb, Sauairf, 4c. and Ik prepared to serve
lamiuei" iu au at'ceptable manner.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Derder in Ice
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD 0RT0N, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialty.
OFFIC K :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY
Coiner TweR'lh Street.
:. A. BURNETT, Pr.oracToi:.
BIXI) I NG
Of all descriptions to order at
To Order on Short Notice.
.etter Heads, 10 and 12 Round
Note Heads, 5 and 0 round
Bill Heads, U and Ki Pound
Statements, 5 and 0 Found
Bills Lading. 10 Pouud
ALL FIRST-CLASS PAPER.
Envelopes, rJigs, Cards,
AVhit( and Colortnl
1)1 lliMl I
MORXIXd, APRIL 10, 17.
DRO Is SY.
I never Khali
Koi'jvct the First Dose.
Dear Sir, 1 ,:,,,. .( r..t nnllerer from drop
ny. I via- e,,i,iineil io my houe more than a year.
MX month 01 t. time 1 wac eniin lv lii-lpU . . I
wnj oljliu'ed to Imve m0 tiulp me in aim out of
bed laHW,l,.nl!inelieKlart'.-rllmii III V lial.l
ral tn. arimmi rn v tmiM. Hiill. n .i all u man
niulil and live tric.l nil remedlm for ilropv. I
had three l:ir,.ri.,,1(ioeioM. My friend-all eve rt
ed 1 would ili,.; ninv i il, t m I exp.-rted to die be
fore inomii,;.. At last e-eil,. HMh M.,,t tll ,,. ,v
a lileiiil. 1 i,ever hhull for i tin.. iri ,!,.. could
realize n. trood.-m-i-tH from day to dnv: I ivm , i
Una be ter. ..r ,. ,kl.n ,,, ,;, ,. t,H1,.,
I i ouKl e i , , well iii.rlit. ifan lo train
now MUilefiM After lakin-,' come ten hottir-. I
rould walk In, in one nurl oi uiv room to the oilier.
My appet.te v.n. o(l; iliedro'p"V bad at thin time
diMippear' d. k.-pt lakin-j the Vi.-tlne until I re
'anieil my v.-imi health. I heard of a trreat many
cup)" by ili .- i-rtineafter 1 Kot oiilaijil wan able
lo ntti-nd to i,iy wrk. 1 am a carpenter anil 'milder.
I w ill uUo j) lU)i cured au aunt of my wifo'a of
Ni-tirallii. vim bud "Ulfered fur more than JH years.
She hi.vh sl lm not had any lieiiral'lii lor eiu'lit
inoiirliK. I luve (ivi u It to one of my children for
anker Hun,,, v. I have no iloiibt In my mind It
tvlil cure any Immor; it L- a tin-at cleauer of tin
blood: it is i. it tV to i;lve a cliilil. I will recommend
ir to im world. M' fuller i ulelily year? old. end
he snv (hire In umliiu'' like It lo IvV Mrrr L'lh ami
life to an a.'- d pi-rou. I can mil be loo thankful
for the i:-e ul it. I am. vcrvirrulefullv.
Vouin. .KHIN S. SOTTAO K.
An, I)iika.!: op iJuioii. If Vi-Ki-tlue will relieve
pain, cleanse. purilV, and cure hiii h dii"-ase. r- tor
uiK the lialint to perfect health lifter try m-. ilill. r
ent pliysieiiinij, uiany r--medieK, and null'erin-.' lor
years, in it not conclusive prool. If you an-n Hiilerer.
you can lie cured : Whv in this mediidne iierioriu-iniiiii-h
i;n-al cures ft work In the blood, in the
ireulatin' fluid. It can trulv be culled the li rent
lllood I'linller. Tin.- irreat sou'ree of dine-is.- origin
ates iu the blood: and no medieine that dm s not
aet directly upon It. to purift- and ri-ninaie. h.ts any
jurt claim upon publii attention.
I owe my Health
TO YOUR YALUABLE
Newi-out. Ki. Apr. Sit. irsT'J.
Mb. R. H. Stkvcnh; -
Dear Sir: Having sutlVred from a hreakiui; out of
Cankerous Sore fur more thuii live years, caused
by an accident of n fractured bom-, which fracture
ran into a rmitiin-.' sore, and havi used cvervtliiii-.'
I could think of. and nulliiu'.' helped me until I had
taken six bottle of your valuable medicine, which
Mr. .Miller, tin- apoifiecary. recommended very high
ly. The sixth bottle cured me. and all I cmi'say is,
tnat 1 owe my heaith to your valuable Ve'etiue.'
Your niosr obedient seriaut.
AI.IIKHT VON HuEOEH.
"It is unnecess-iry for me to cnumer-Ue. the dis
ease forwhleli t!ie Vecktink should he uu'd. 1
know of no disease w hich w ill not admit of In use
with t;ood result Almost iuitumcruhlccomphiiiits
are caused ny )ioisonoilii Kerretious iu the blood.
whi;h can be entirely cxpeled from the system bv
the use of the Yeoetine. When the blood i per
fectly cleansed, the disease rapidly yields; all pains
cease: neaiiny aenou is promptly restored, aud the
pauc-Li is ciireu.
Cured me when the
Cincinnati. O., Apr. 10, 177
Mr. H. R. Stevens:-
Dear Sir: 1 wan eriously troubled with Kidney
Complaint for a loin time'. I have consulted the
best doctors In this city. I huve used yourVEoK
tin k for this aiei-, pud t ha cured me w hen the
doctors failed to do no.
Your truly, ERNEST DfRIUAN,
lii-sldence. H.'t Hace Mrcct;
l'ia'x of business. :J7:J Cent. Ave.
H. R. STEVENS, ROSTON, MASS.
Vesfetine is Sdld liy all Druists,
JkshK IllNHLE. N. II. TlltsTI.EMOOIl, J . II MilolIS
1 1 1 X K LEj Till STLEWOOD
Farmer's Tobacco 'areliouso
No. l- und li' Commercial Aveuue.
t 'AIHO, II.I,.
tVLIheral Advauci-inent made on Consia
nieuts of Tobacco, Flour, aud drain.
'"An "I" for Urar, Soott Jk Co. threshing ma
chines, jiiirl'ihle saw mill and thrcuhiiitf enulue.
A!iut forChutnploit hnrvostiuj! uiachlnu, mowers
f ALLIDAY BROTHERS,
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAY
Holiest Cash Trice Paid for Wheat.
CAUl'KNTF.n AND CON ritACTOR.
JOHN A. FOOR,
Caui'enteu and Contractor,
KHOP ON TENTH STREET,
(betwi-eii Viililiik'loii Mtl Wulmit.)
Kxtlr.iati's on hulhllngH, on losses by lire
or othorwlse made on short notice.
I LL work Intnndoil to him will receive prompt
alti'tillou. and will he i M't-tllt'il in a at l'uiltiy
MARKETS RY TELEGRAM
LiVLiii'doi,, April IS, 2:I!0 p. m. -Wheal
sniiill bti.-incss ut previous prices Winter,
Hi 10i1(V';!Im 2,1; Sprinjf, 7s (;.lg8; Cali
fornia avcriiw, 8-i !Ji!i39, .Id; Oil iforniu
dull, !is Qdlis 0,1. Cont-nciv-4.s fld.
M'.W YitllK CHAIN.
New York, April 18. I'h03e. m.- Wheat
nominal No. 2 C'liiea.iro, '.v.Uij l 00; No. 2
Milwutik. r, f 1 OOdJl 01; Iiml Winter, l 02
(" 12!,'; No. 2 Red Wint.-r, $1 15;
No. 2 Anil),.!-, 1 0fl2;l 002- Corn quiet
-Steamer. 4:r:: No. 3. 42 : No. 2. 4 t K.
" ' ' i' - - - - -i -
CniCUJO CHAIN AND PRODCCK.
CiMCAfio, April 18, 10 A. M.Iork
May, .'.) 80; Juno, j). foni May,34.f;
Wheat-May, 87 su';
l Olll , ,?ul .
Chicago, April IS, 12:00 M.-Corn
Mi,y. June, ?,:. AVheat-May,
i7)2'-. June, 80. Pork -May, 9 75; June.
Chicaoo, April IS, 2::i0 v. si. Wi;-at,
May, &7; June, ss,. Corn April,
-S'M;1'! May, il-Uy: June, :)3i.4'.
I'ork May, $!) 73; June, $9 S3;
TIIE ILLINOIS CAPITAL.
Si'RiN.iHU.D, April hen the sen-
ate convened this morning the c'.iamber
contained a heavy lobby, and the worst fea
ture about it was that the liberties of the
lloor were taken without any let or hin
drance. Early in the morning a highly
virtuous crowd came in from Chicago to
look after the interest of the rejected Cook
county justices, and to secure their salva
tion before it is everlastingly too late.
THE COCUT CROWD
entered bright ami early flushed with hope
and great expectations. They crowded the
cloakrooms, jammed themselves dnwu in
to absent senator's seats and intruded them
selves into the reporter's apartment. They
had money and therefore the seargent at
arms dared not molest or make afraid.
received some attention this morning.
Senator Deninet, from the committee on pe
nal and reformatory institutions reported
that Chester was all right and shoull have
223,000, that it might be put upon the
highway to success and consequent pros
perity. Then came
HIE HA( KI T
on the canal appropriation bill, calling for
.$!i0,000. Tho lull had been yesterday read
a third time anil was now in its passage.
Senator Archer, ot Pike, spoke in favor
of the bill.
Senator Merritt presented a strong oppo
The bill was passed by a vote of 32 to 12,
and soon thereafter the lobby vacated,
much to the satisfaction of the decent por
tioti of the senate.
THE M'CREA INVESTIGATION.
Senator Hamilton, from the committee
on miscellany, reported that McCrea, the
est l ark commissioner m prospective,
was above- suspicion, and recommended
that he be confirmed. The report was very
voluminous, containing all the evidence.
It was ordered printed at the expense of
Mr. Seroggs' bill was passed. The pres
ent school law does not provide for discon
tinuing high schools after they are estab
lished. The bill provides further by add
ing that they may be discontinued upon
petition of flfty voters and a general vote.
Wrenched and Racked by the pangs of
rheumatism, the joints eventually become
grievously distorted, and sometimes assume
an almost grotesque deformity. To pre
vent such results by a simple and agreeable
menus is certainly tho part of wisdom. A
tendency to rheumatic ailments may be
successfully combatted with Ilostetter's
Stomach Hitters, the medicine with a pres
tige of u long and successful career, of un
bounded popularity, and of emphatic pro
fessional endorsement. It removes from
tho blood those inflammatory impurities
wliiriii pathologists assign as the cause of
rheumatism, and not only purifies the life
current, but enriches it, promoting vigor by
fertilizing its source. Digestion, the uetioH
of the bowels and the secretion of the bile,
tiro aided by it, and it impels the kidneys (
mid bladder to a regular and active per
formance of their functions. It is besides
a thoroughly reliable remedy for, and means
of preventing, periodic fevers.
HOW THE WOMEN VOTE IN KANSAS.
A Hoosier sees in Kansas many new and
unfamiliar sights, but none mora interesting
th in that of the woman voting. They havo
the privelege of voitmg In all matters per
taining to schools. As far ns my observa
tion goes the ladies hero havo miiuU of
their own. They neither vote for the hand
somest man nor the one their husbands tells
them lo vote for, unless the candidate is, in
their opinion, the proper one. Their votes
cannot be bought.
They ai universally on the side of morality
NEW SERIES-NO. 256.
anil temperance; hento Hie workers in t(! '
teinper.inro cause nro wunn advocates of
etpial siillrnc. Eleetion day pass quietly
If there in any drinking or lighting done,
it u not at the polls. Everything is orderly
there, notwithstanding contrary reports cir
culated l.y anti-sutlYugists in the Eastern
Candidates keep carriages tinning for .
the accommodation of the Indies, hut a
great many walk up and deposit their
votes. As the results, so far, has been very
satisfactory, even to the nfen (tho brutes),
it will probably be but a short time until
equal tfiflrage is granted.
Tho gentlemen show their gallantry and
faith in the ability of the ladies by appoint
ing them to office. The enrolling clerks of
tho legislature are the ladies, also a largo
proportion of the county superintendents,
who, in every instance, discharge their du
ties in a manner that gives universal satis
faction. Indianapolis Herald.
THE MISSISSIPPI JETTIES.
A I.F.TTKt; KltOM C.U'T. F.ADS KEEN UF.I'I.V
TO 1IAHS1I CRITICISMS Tll E CHANGE O1
CONTRACT TIIK (t'KSTTO (IK ADVANCING
MONEY CONDITION OK THE CHANNEL-SK-CCPJTY
OK TIIK WOI1K.
" n .
fCONCLCDED FROM YESTERDAY'S DAILY).
After a thorough examination of all the
facts, the senate committee in its report
says "The committee is o( opinion that
Mr. Eaus is entitled to relief whatever the
light iu which the question may be consid
ered; whether in the light of results ac
complished, proportion of work done, or
money expended." The report continues:
The proposition of Mr. Eads to do it for
a sum $02,110 less than tho cost ot con
strurlion, as estimated by the commission
of 1874, would seem to indicate that the
total nrice S3.25O.0OO. was a moderate es-
timate for the cost of the work, it is at once
. ..nil .nrk .,.., ,in ro(Jr , aj
sttbstant tally completed."
the cry ok "job.
The statement of theC'incinnati Commer
cial that the liability of the United States
has been increased 3,000,000 by the recent
act is utterly untrue. The price to be paid
has not been increased a farthing. Nor
has the maximum depth required by this
original act been lessened. One and a half
million dollarsof the price still depends
upon my securing a depth of thirty feet
through the jetties.
Under the law, as amended, I nm only
to receive 13,730,000 for a channel twenty
six feet d.ep, having a bottom width of
that depth 200 feet wide. Does such a sum
for such a channel justify the cry ot "job
which these papers aro so ready to utter!
It is a better channel than the one contem
plated by the commission of 1S74, und yet
I am to receive lor it 1,3U2,110 less than
the estimate of the commission for a smal
ler one. Again, before the jetty act was
pass-il, a bill for the construction of the
tort St. Phillip canal had passed the house,
which contained an appropriation of S,
(100,000 with which to begin the construc
tion of the canal. This bill would un
doubtedly have passed the senate also, but
for my proposition to build the jetties.
When this fact is remembered, it must be
evident that I have already saved the gov
ernment many million dollars that would
otherwise have been expended on the canal
and that I have 'given relief to the com
merce of the Mississippi Valley mauy
years earlier than would otherwise have
been possible. 1 have only received 2,
300,000 on this work, while able and ex
perienced engineers believe the canal would
have cost 20,000,000, and that it would
have required ten years before the first
ship could have been passed through it.
THE channel as it IS AND AS IT WAS,
One of these carping journals asserts that
'vessels every week stick in the mud," in
passing through the jetties. If this were
true, I might properly reply that tinder my
grant from congress I am not required to
furnish good pilots its well as a good chan
nel. The following extract from the testimony
of General Wright (ono of the late board),
taken by the senate committee, shows
whether the channel is a good one or not:
Q. Have you toy means of estimating
the advantages to commerce already at
tained by the condition and depth of the
channel at present, as compared with the
conditioirof the passes of the river prior to
any attempt made under the jetty systeint
A. The present condition is superior to
any that ever existed there before, and in
my judgment, entirely sufficient for all the
purposes of commerce for vessels drawing
not exceeding twenty-three feet of water.
Q. In other words, I understand you to
any that the advantages obtained for com
merce are greatly increased? A. Yes, sir;
larger vessels can pass in and out, and the
channel is u good ono as far us it goes
first-rate one. (Set) printed testimony,
pages 9 und 10.)
The declaration that vessels are constant
ly delayed in the jetty channel is a gros
misrepresentation. The South Pass is ten
miles long, and tho depth through it is no
where less than thirty feet. It is about
600 feet wide, and is in reality a magnifi
cent natural channel. The law contem
plates no work on it, for it needs none. The
steamship Mikado, by bad seamanship, ran
aground in it two miles below the head of
tho pass, ou the east side of tho channel..
Forthwith, the journals referred to, publish ¬
ed the statement that sue was aground at
the jetties. About the first of March, tho
Inman steamer City of Limerick, drawing
feet, Ixmnd for Liverpool, came to
anchor at Port Eads, some defect on her
machinery having been discovered; where
upon one of tho truthful iournals promptly
informs tho public that tho Citv of Lime
rick was "stuck in mud in the jetties." I
believo there has not been a single vessel
delayed in its passage through the jefue
in the last four months. Tw or three ia
that time have been detained for a ttw
hours at the head of tho pass, where the
depth is probably a foot less. , ,
The Chicago Tribune, within fortnight,
contained the following statement: ';l)ur
ing tho war the steamship Mississippi, lost
Iu the rort Hudson fight, came iu over the
tho bar drawing twenty-ono feet, and (he
Richmond and Hartford, drawing about
IhVSM'ntcruMllt.- A similar
(CON TIM ED OS THIRD M0H.)