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OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXAKDE.R COUNTY.
E. A. Burnett, Publisher.
M.B. Harrell, Editor.
The ticket office of the Illinois Central
railroad, at Frceport, was entered by bur
glars Tuesday nigU and a large quantity
of tickets and $200 in money stolen. This
is the second time that the safe has been
blown open in the same office.
Moke than one-half of the glass used in
the United States is produced in Pittsburg,
, whero over 5,000 hands are employed in
making it; 12,110 tons of soda ash tvere
used in the business during last year, and
the value of the trlassware amounted to
The Mt.VernonNetvssaysthe Illinois su
prcuae court has decided that while a coun
ty court or board of supervisors may not
change the salaries of county officers during
their term of service, the allowance of such
for clerk hire, fuel, stationery, etc., may be
increased or diminished as often as the
county board deems it necessary.
The Mt. Vernon News says: "Those
who threshed their wheat will do well to
try Mr. Seaton Allen's plan of disposing of
the straw. Spread the straw over the field
as far as it will go, and then burn it. Mr.
Allen says he has tried it a number of
years, and finds that wherever this is done
he has raised a splendid crop of wheat. It
furnishes the potash that good wheat land
seems to require. Mr. Allen says he hires
teams and men every year to spread his
straw, and it pays."
, DiscTsswa the feasibility of a railroad
across the great desert of Sahara, that com
prises so hrge a portion of Airica, the
St. Louis Times-Journal 6ays that the tri
umphs in this county give ample assurance
that a railroad from Algeria to Timbuctoo,
a distance of 1,500 is entirely feasible. Tho
greatest obstacles to bo encountered in
building the road through the desert are
the, great heat, the absence of water and
the stifling of moving sands. Tho heat,
though great, is not debilitating and the
nights are cool. Actual experiment in a
number of places has shown that
water can be obtained by sink
ing wells. It is said that the sand storms
are confined to certain localities and thnt
1 sheds ruay be erected to protect the road
from their effects just as snow sheds were
erected on the Union Pacific. Soudan, a
vast and fertile region in Central Africa,
with a population of 50,000,000 souls, is re
garded as the finest region of the earth not
yet open to trade with tho civilized world.
Its products are wheat, millet, maize, rite,
cotton, tobacco and indigo. Iron ore is
found in vast quantities nnd the gold found
in the streams indicates that its mountains
are rich with this precious metal. The
people own large herds of cattle, horses,
sheep and goats. Few new countries have
ever offered more brilliant prospects for
trade than Soudan, and it is to give French
commerce the benefit of this that M. Du-
fauchel, the engineer, proposes his trans
Contending for cheap river transport
' tion, Commodore Rollingpin is of the opin-
' ' ion thnt we should adapt our steamer to
the depth of our water say an uvi rttgo of
lix feet and then by removing oUtru-
tions and dredging shoal places, maintain
that depth. This, he thinks, would serve
. quite all tho ends that would bo gained by
30feet to Cairo." He says: "Let the
.;' government remove tHc obstructions from
ih channel and dredge the shoal places."
I know from a practical experience that
thU is all that is necessary, if wo build our
ioata to carry from 1,000 to 1,200 tons on a
six-foot stago of water. By this means
only can we obtain cheap, fast transporta
tion. There lias been an utter, failuro on
the part of stcamboatmcn in general to con
struct their bouts of tho proper sizo nnd di
vThcrc is the James Howard, which draws
in the neighborhood of five feet light; her
weight is about 2,710 tons. WVM an
enormous amount of material that pays no
freight to transport up and down tho river.
Now, take the City of Quincy, that would
carry 2,200 tons on six feet. Sho drew two
feet light; her weight was in the neighbor
hood of 770 tons.
I have no hesitation in saying, from my
knowledge in the business, without having
access to their books, that the City of
Quincy made more clear money during the
years the ran than did the Howard. The
barge line is an exceedingly useiul and
proper enterprise, and has become a fixed
institution which we could not do -without,
but a little ot tho right kind of fighting
ought to convince sensible business men
that almost all tho boats running anywhere
in tho St. Louis and New Orleans trade are
utterly unfit for tho service they should per
THE THREE GREAT PROJECTS OF
Three great projects of world-wide utili
ty are likely to be undertaken during the
next decade, viz: That of flooding the
great desert of Sahara from the Medetcr
ancan ; that of cutting a ship canal through,
or building a ship railroad across the
isthmus of Darien, and that of cutting a
ship canal across the peninsular of Florida.
Of the latter project one of oui exchanges
speaks as follows :
"Anything that will add three cents a
bushel to grain is certainly worth consider
ing, and doing, if possible. Sucli a pro
ject is now on toot, and it is no less than a
shortening of the distance from the gulf
cities to Europe nnd the cities on the
Atlantic coast from 1,000 to 1,200 miles by
cutting a ship canal across the Florida
peninsula. The location of the canal is
from the mouth of the Suwanee river, above
Cedar Keys, on the gulf side to the Atlantic
coast, north of St. Augustine, between that
port and Jacksonville, on the St. John's
river. The river will be used as far as
practicable, though requiring, straighten
ing, and a jetty system on the bar to be
constructed, which will make the distance
to bo excavated about thirty miles, pos
sibly more. A company ot capitalists from
Europe were in St. Louis last week gather
ing statistics as to tho volume
of trade likely to pass
through such a canal. They have spent
6ome time in Florida examining the vari
ous routes and in endeavoring to obtain a
special charter from tho legislature of that
6tate, which will be granted. All the
money is pledged for cutting through the
canal. The company is satisfied that it
will pay double or treble the revenue of tho
Suez canal. It now takes six and a half
days for a steamship from New Orleaus to
New York, whereas by the canal the time
would be only three and a half days, and
with sail vessels a difference of fifteen days
will be in favor of tho canal, besides avoid
ing tho danger of doubling the peninsula.
It supplements the jetties ami will bring
the railroad managers to their senses."
COMING NORTH NEXT FALL
Ex-Congressman Jcre Haralson, of Ala
bama, thinks that as many as a 100,000
negroes will leave Alabama next fall for
the North, and Commissioner RiiUm has
given him to understand that as many as
500 families might find good homes in
Southern Illinois. Nobody knows, better
than the colored men now here, that South
ern Illinois already has mops colored peo
ple than succeed in making a living; and
should a tide of Alabama emigrants set in
this direction, the more intelligent colored
peoplcamong us will be tho first to strive
to turu it aside to more inviting localities.
We have tho authority of a Washington
dispatch for Baying that Mr. Haralson is of
tlie opinion that not less than 15,000 will
leave his district alone, thta fall, to say
nothing of other parts of tho State. The
same rate from other districts will tuko
100,000 from Alabama alone. Mr. Haralson
describes himself as not much of an exodus
man; that is, ho believes it is a remedy
which should be used with great caution.
He says, however, thnt his people ore In
fatuated with the idea of going North this
fall, and no earthly power can prevent
them, no matter if they have to walk and
beg bread, they are going, he Bnys. It is
as useless to nrguo with them about it ns
to debate with tho cast wind. Tho black
man who speaks against it is called a trai
tor to hl race, nnd loses influence If they
will go, Haralson does not believo they
should go to Kansas, being enough there
already for a tlmlerless country. Ho favors
Southern Illinois, Indiana nup Oriiu, where
they enn scatter out and get work from tho
J whites. He had t long talk with General
THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN;
Raum, commissioner oi iuiciuu. av
enue who lives in Southern Illi-
' . ..l.tf..i ftnnnvnl Timim
nOlS. L'pOn llllS BUiyvw, ..UUUJ
thinks four or five hundred families could
get work aud make a living in three or four
counties of Southern Illinois, and be wel
comed by farmers, especially about potato
digging time. Haralson said that if tho
men could mako lrurn $8 to $12 monthly
they could live on it, even though tho fe
males could not get worK. uencrai iiaum
thinks four or five hundred families could
fmd work in Southern Illinois and several
thousand families throughout tho State. He
advised Haralson to go out aud look over
the ground himself. Haralson says there
are now two committees from his district
in Kansas looking for a place for 1,000 or
2,000 families to settle this fall, but ho
thinks they should scatter out into Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, and even Wisconsin, where
there is timber, rather than go to Kansas;
if they can secure good treatment in Ato
bama ho thinks it much better that they
stay there. He is more disposed to , dis
courage than to encourage the exodus.
FAIRS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.
During tho next three months county
fairs will be held in Southern Illinois at
the times an 1 places named below, as fol
Jacksonville Aug. 15, lour days
Danville Sept. 2, four days
Paris Sept. 2, four days
Petersburg Sept. 2, four days
Jonesboro Sept. 9, four days
Charleston Sept. 9, five days
Olney Ssept. 10, five days
Vandalia Sept. 17, three days
Elizabethtowh Sept. 17, four days
Benton Sept. 23, four days
Murphysboro Sept. 23, tour days
Decatur Sept. 23, five days
Shelby ville Sept. 23 four days
Fairfield Sept. 23, four days
Carrni Sept. 23, five days
Sparta Sept. 24, three days
Mt. Carmcl Sept. 24, four days
Springfield Sept. 29 six days
Flora Sept. 30, four days
Albion Sept. 30, four days
Centralia Sept. 30, four days
Marion Sept. 30, four days
Pinckncyville Oct. 1, three days
(Jolconda Oct. 2, three days
Shawneetown Oct. 7
Lawrcnvccvillc Oct. 8, four days
Metropolis Oct. 3, four days
Chester. Oct. 21, four days
Prevention is surely batter titan cure;
and to prevent the diseases of babyhood
from attacking your child, rise in season
Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup the safest ana best
remedy for children. All druggists
Ten YEAU8 ok houhiblk toiutre Mrs.
Sarah Hanlon, ot East 33d street, New
York, for ten years bore as patiently as she
could, the agony of a leg swollen to four
times its natural size, which was red and
raw, and from which constantly oozed a
blistering secretion. One week's applica
tion of Giles1 Liniment Iodide Ammonia
restored the hidious member to complete
soundness. Giles' pills cures headache,
Sold by all druggists. Send for pamphlet.
Dr. Giles, 120 West Broadway, N. Y. Trial
size 25 cents. Sold by Barclay Bros.
Taken in the act Sister Jones called
on Elder Smith a few evenings since. Be
ing a next door neighbor, she entered his
study unannounced, and was greatly
shocked at seeing him take a drink from
a suspicious looking bottle. He noticed
her look of inquiry and said : "This, Sis
ter Jones, is 1 abler s Portalinc, or VcL-e-
tuble Liver Powder, the only remedy I
have ever found for the many troubles ar-
C trom a uisonlered liver. 1 can rec
ommend it." Price 50 cents. For sulo by
Do We Bki.ieve in Witch-Craft? "I
take the position that we do not, in its
broad sense, said a gentleman of years and
experience, and yet we find many of the
present day enrrying a Buckeye in their
pocket through a kindof superstition, when
they might bo relieved by a few applica
tions of Table's Buckeye Pile Ointment."
This ointment is mado from the Buckeye,
and is recommended for nothing 'else but
piles. Try it. It will cure you. Price 50
cents a bottle. For sulo by Barclay Bros.
A Search Warrant allows an officer to
(jo through your house from cellar to gar
ret, and Lindsey's Blood Searcher is war
ranted to go through your system from top
to toes and drive out ull blood diseases. Its
cures are wonderful and certified to by doc
tors, preachers and people. Scrofula, Mer
curial Diseases, Erysipelas, Tetter, Ulcers in
the Lungs or on the Skin, Boils, Pimples,
&c, we warrant it to euro. It is a purely
Vegetable Compound and Powerful Tonic.
For salo by all Druggists. See that our
name is on the bottom of the wrapper.
H. E. Beu.krs & Co., Prop'rs, Pittsburgh,
Pa. Barclay Bro's Agents.
Save your children.-For expelling
worms from tho system, Sellers' Vcrmifugo
has no equal in this or any other country.
Ono tcnspoonful given to a child of Mr.
Bradbery's, expelled 234 worms in four
hours after taking tho medicine, Bunj, Ly
tie, Union township, Pa. Also expelled 400
worms from my child two years old, Wm.
Snrver, St. Louis, Mo. Sold by all drug.
giHts. Prico 2.1 cts. R. E. Selling & Co.,
proprietors, Pittsburgh, Pa. Bend for cir
cular. Barclay Bros., Agents
Til R truth is miuiity and will prevail.
Thousands who have used and boon cured
arc living witnesses to thu truth of our
statement, that Hollers' Liver Pills will cure
the worst cases of liver complaint, Hiiou8
ncss, headache arising thurufrom, costive
ncss, constipation, dizziness am all disor
dcrs resulting from a diseased liver. For
salo by all druggists. Price 25 cents. R
E. Sellers & Co., Proprietors, Pittsburgh,
Pa. Barclay Bros., agents.
FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1879.
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J.M. VANDEGRIFF, President of the Howard Association, New Orleans, Nov.
19th, writes: "The Girondin has been fully tested by tho members of this Association
during the last epidemic, and it is their general opinion that it is tho best preparation of
the kind that has ever been offered to the public.
"I therefore consider it my duty to recommend its use, not alone during epidemics,
but as an article that should be kept in every well-regulated household."
New Orleans, November l'Jth. 1679.
"Having freely used the Girodin Disinfectant in my private practice and for the
Howard Association, during the past epidemic in this city, I can testify to its claims is
a disinfectant and deodorizer. In my opinion it is without nn equal."
MONTGOMERY BROWN, M. D.
PRICE .Wets for Quart Bottle,
which it may be applied.
HOLM AN 'S
We are authorized Special
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AT BARCLAY BROTHERS,
Will kill more flies in less time than any other poison ever
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