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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. Fit! DAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1880-
NEW SERIES NO. 153.
CANDY WALKING CANES,
CANDY DOLLS and FRUITS
We want everybody to stop and see the Boss Show Window tor Santa (Tans.
W call imnicnliir iitfciit'on to the ciD'.eiis of (.'Hint mid surrounding country to tin' f;iei that we arc the only manu
facturers in Kcypt, iiinl invite cvcryl)Mly to test, oiir ('rtiiilii's. iinil it' tli(Mi-i any wiuk'-ration i:i them c will pn'M'iit
you with our htorc. Parents not wishing to poison their children -ti:!i ci;'Y.;i tni-h should piirdia-e from
I IT.SA.LnB 'IAictory,Cor.Ki;ith St. and "Washington A.ve.
Q.EORGE If. LEACH, M. I).,
Physician ami Surgeon.
Special attention paid to th! Hire:opaih!c trial
mttiit of ('irijicul UiKi aioc. Mid drinu.- of wuinvti
and i UIU'.p n.
OHIce: Nu. 10 Kilitli itn-e', mar (.'orommUl
avenut', Cairo, 111.
II. MAREAN, M. 1).,
HoiniMirithic Physician ami Surgeon.
Office ISi 'oinm'rc!iil vinu. Itolili-nre corair
Foiirt .--: n Si. and Wa-hiutton avi-un". Cairo.
yy;. w. whitlock,
rn r. Nn. Vt. Cowmi-rdal Avenue foflwen
JJIiiiu irnl Nlutli btrui-u
J)U. W. C. JOCELYN,
OKHrEKchtli trt-tt. near Comm'rcial AfEoe.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OH TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING. '
Car Loads a, Specialty.
O K F I C K :
Cor. Twelfth Street ami Levee,
(J W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
cotiftantlr on Dana
At Seventy-five cents jier loutl.
S t a V o T r i m m i n i s
At oue dollar per load.
Th rlmmin(!"are coan tiavlnp and make
the beat tnmnivr wood for cooking pnrioc well
M ihe cbvauvKt ever Hold tu Cairo. Kor blark-
mltli't un in aottlne Urea, they are unequalled.
Leave your order at the Tenth atreet wood yard
HE CITY NATIONAL BANK
W. P. IIALL1DAY, Prcaldent.
H. L. 1IAI.1.1DAY, VlcelWdont.
TUOS. W. 11ALL1DAY, Cashier.
I. KTAATS TAT1.0B, W. P. HAI.LIDAT,
NUT L. BaU.ID4T, B. CtTNHUfBHAH,
. 0. WILLUMNON, PTBPHIN BIRD,
H. B. OANDII.
Exchange, Coin and United States Bonds
BOUGUT AND SOLD.
Dopoaitarecetvad and a general tanking bnilneH
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street.
4 V, MtOSH, Prculdont,
V. NEKK. Vlco l'rmldont.
II. WKL1.S, Cannier.
T, J. KKKT1I, AMialant Caahlcr.
1 BroM. Cairo; William Klnco, Calm;
I'etorNeff, Cairo; William Wolf, Cairo;
0. M. oatcrloh, Cairo; C. (). I'atltir, Cairo;
1, A. Under, Cairn; J. Y, Clemion, Caledonia;
II, Wolla, Cairo,
A Ci TIN URAL BANKIXtt BUSINESS DONE.
KathanKO told and bought. Inter eat paid In
the Havlnga Department. CollaclloDi made and
nil builueaa promptly a'toDded to.
C. 0. I' AT
NEW YORK STORE
I To tho Public:
Having the Lanrest Assorted Stock in Southern Illinois
we areuowoilerinj; Goods Lower than can bo bought else
where in our City.
Each Department is stocked for the Holiday Trade, and
Goods marked down to the
!LO W12ST POSSIBLE! PKICJS.
We name a few articles in cacli department. All other Goods at corresponding Low Prices
Grrooery 13 epartmeiit
Clioice White Susrar, 10 jkhukIs $1 00
Extra C Sugar, 10 1-2 iiouuds 1 dO
Hem: Sugar, 1 1 pound 1 00
'ew Orleans Sugar, 12 pounds 1 00
Rio (Wee fair, 7 pounds 1 00
Rio Coffee prime, tj pounds 1 00
Rio Coffee choice. " 1-2 Kiunds 1 00
Mexican (Wee choice, 5 pounds 1 00
lava Collee choice, 4- pounds 1 00
Choice Raisins, per pound 1.) rents. j Choice Prunes, per pound 10 cents.
Choice Currants. ;l pounds for 2.i cents. Teas. 4 0, ;"o. o 70 and CO cents.
Rest Gun Powder tea in the Citd.tor i'" cents per pound.
E Vr E It Y rJ HING L O Ar.
I) E Y GOODS
At Rock Rottom Prices. All our Dry Goods have been
marked down. Stock nuit be reduced.
FULL xVjSTD COLPLETE.
Pants. Tocts. to S5.00. Overcoats sold elsewhere for $ 1.50 and
5.00. sold bv lis for Sk25.'
Boot and Shoe Department
BEST IN" THE CITY.
20-inch, Full Stock Root---GUARANTEED---only 8S.S0 Full Line of Calf
Boots and Shoes. Stoga Roots only $2.00. Agents for Bryan, Brown & Co's Cus
tom Ladies and Children's Shoes. Every pair warranted.
For the Millions. Full
FRESH OYSTERS RECEIVED DAILY BY EXPRESS.
Oiily House In the City Selling Dennis Claud's Annapolis Brand.
FULL LINE OF CHOICE LIQUORS AND WINES FOR
CHOICEST LINE OF FANCY CANDIES IN CAIRO.
Only House Selling French Mixed Candy at 20cts. per pound.
SUN-LIGHT BY NIGHT.
' We will on the evening of the 23d and 21th lust. Light our House with Run
ning Jets of Has, making the Store a perfect Sun-light, Buy jour Goods where
you can save money, at
NEW YOI1K STORM
RUSTON BUTTER IN 9 POUND
FULL SUPPLY OF
' TORPEDOES Etc
it'll ii CO.
Line of Toys of all kinds.
CADIES FOR FAMILY USE.
"To my 'sorrow." bays Gen. Grant, "I
am compelled to say I did meet homo Am
ciicans Abroad who nwjjnillcd tlie virtues of
the foreign countries in which tliey wero
nud belittled their own homes and institu
tions." Yes, general: but those Americans
were not going back to glory and green
backs. You should luulci! some allowance,
lor poor human nature.
At a meeting ot I'.i-ing Star Castle,
No. 54, Knights of the Golden Rule, Cw'ro,
HI., ou tie; night of December 10;h, 1SW,
the following officers were elected for the
ensuing term, and ure recognized ns Knights
of the Castle: G. M. Aldcu, commander;
James I5i'"'s, vice-ireideut; Dr. J. S.
Puttie, probate; Sol A. Silver, njB-.ti.T-at-arras;
M. Easterday, prelate; A. Black,
treasurer; W. SL-Wilji'imn, herald; A. J.
Curie, TftCutfnel ; J. S. Baker, warder; Dr. J.
S. Petrie, medical examiner; W. L. Bristol,
Wm. Alba and W. M. Williams, trustees
for one. two and three years in the order
named. Grand Knights and Past Com
manders: W. 51. Williams, first senior;
A. Black, second senior; A. Fraser, third
senior. The Knights of the Golden Rule
is an insurance and benevolent organiza
tion, and commends itself to every citizen
of Cairo. It is not in conflict with any
other similar organization.
THE RIGHT OF IT.
As an introduction to one of our recent
items we stated that in inimitation of the
president of the United States, the mayors
of Cairo had acquired the habit and, by
the way, a most excellent one of oc
casionally submitted messages to the coun
cil in which thy set forth the financial
condition of our city; made various sug
gestions and recommended that certain
necessary improvements be made. And
the council in immitation of the congress
of the United States, had acquired the habit
of as certainly ignoring the recommenda
tions of the mayor.
Yesterday upon carefully looking over our
mayor's last message, wc found that many of
hissuggebtious had been acted upon in fact
almost all ot them have received the atten
tion of the council. This being so, and our
mayor having beeu very considerate con
cerning all we havesaid he never having
cursed us, shaken a cane at us, knocked us
down or sued us our heart naturally went
out in pity towards that much injured
gentleman and, in the goodness of our
heart, we resolved to make immediate re
paration. , .
The first suggestion wc note, which has
been acted upon, is the following:
"The buiklingused as a city jail is not such
a the necessities of the city demand. In fact
it is in very poor condition, and I think you
should consider the propriety of erecting a
new and larger building at an early day.
There should be more yard room, strong
ly inclosed, so that employment could bo
given to all the inmates within tho jail
yard; thus rendering their confinement as
little expense to the city as possible and
also as a means of enfuring discipline.''
At the last meeting or the council Alder
man Blake to his credit be it said
stepped to the front and introduced a reso
lution embodying the suggestions above
made, and no one will say that tho resolu
tion should not be immediately acted upon.
The second suggestion is tho following
which, as is well known, has already been
acted upon Sixth street from the levee to
Commercial avenue and tho avenue from
Sixth to Eighth street, having already beeu
"I would recommend the graveling or
macadamazing of all streets in the im
proved portion of the city w hich arc up to
grade, as fast as an economical expenditure
of tho appropriation for street work will
admit." Auother of the mayor's suggestions which
have been carried out is the following the
sewer having been put down on railroad
strip, from below Sixth street to the St.
"There should bo immediate provision
made for a sewer between Fourth and
Eighth streets, either on railroad strip or
on Commercial avenue, with capacity and
connections sufficient to drain all cross
streets and adjacent blocks; and also to
connect tho Washington avenue sewer with
tho Fourth street sewer or outlet into the
In accordance with the following sug
gestion, Alderman Patier, at tho last meet
ingofthe council, introduced a resolution to
tho effect that the city clerk bo instructed
to advertise for bids for lighting tho city:
"The evidences of general prosperity to
bo sceu on every hand, I think will warrant
you in making provision by appropriation
to indulge tho citizens iu the luxury of
street lamps, and I would, therefore, rec
ommend the consideration of propositions
for so many street lamps as may be neces
sary to properly light the most prominent
As is well known, the council has also
taken action on tho following suggestion
and, In accordance with it, tho firo depart
ment has been re-organized :
'I also beliovo it would bo better for the
members of tho commlttoo ou police, jail
and firo deportment, only to be members of
the lire department, instead of tho entire
members of tho city council as the ordin
ance now is,"
Touching upon the necessity of making
some arrangement looking to the use and
improvement of 'the railroad strip tho
mayor made use of the following language
upon which the council saw fit to act:
"The projected tilau as reported to the
city council by ordinance for the disposing
of seventy-live feet to the ad jacent property,
and laying oil twenty-tivo feet as an alley
huh improving it ly grading, sewering, etc.
is oue, which seems to be favorably receiv
ed by the owners of adjacent property, nnd
one that, I believe, would be a great benefit
to the citv, nnd, I trust, will receive your
early consideration. I think money enough
would be realized from the lots subi to
more than makethe improvement."
The mayor also recommended th" organ
ization ot a hook and ladder company and,
as is well known that suggestion, too, has
received due attention and the organiza
tion of a company will doubtless soon be
These are very remarkable facts, and we
give publicity to them because it is but
simple justice to the mayor, that they
shou'dbe known, and not becausi! we care
to satisly.any unquiet yearning that gen
tleman may entertain to serve the dear
people for a second term
yearning he has.
-if any such
The Mississippi Kivcr Bill.
The importance of improving the naviga
ot the Mississippi river is being very gen
erally recognized. Even in Massachusetts
this great work has its friends and advo
cates. The Springfield Republican, one of
the ablest journals in New England, has
this to say of it:
"The Mississippi river is certain iu time
to play a part iu regulating transcontinent
al freight transportation not unlike that of
the Erie canal in relation to the New
York railroads. The block in through
freight ou all tho cast and west
roads threatened last week to set
back to St. Louis, but it was relieved there
by starting the corn and wheat down the
river, from oOO to 400 cars at a time being
loaded on barges. As travel developes and
navigation improves, it is plain this must
become more and more common, and
through rail rates will ome day be fixed
by the competition of the Mississippi on
which nuvigatiou is never closed."
Tho argument here presented in be
half of the improvement of tho great
river is new, but it is logical nnd stroug.
The Republican looks into the future and
sees that the schemes for extortion of
powerful railroad corporations will be
checked by making the Mississippi rivA
an outlet to the seaboard for the rapidly
increasing products of the west. A3 the
Erie canal, says tho Republican, ' regulates
the freight rates from the west to the cast
so the Mississippi river will regulate the
rates of freight from the west to tho south
ern seaboard. This way of stating the
case shows more clearly than any other
how vast the interests are which will be af
fected beneficially by the improvement of
the Mississippi river navigation. It is to
be hoped that congress will give Gen. Gib
son's bill ou this subject the early and fa
vorable consideration which its importance
Itching Piles Symptoms and Cure.
The symptoms arc moisture, like pers
piration, inteuso itching, increased by
scratching, very distressing, particularly at
night, ns if pin worms were crawling in and
about the rectum; the private parts are
sometimes affected; if allowed to continue,
very serious results may follow. Dr.
Swayne's All-IIealing Ointment is a pleas
ant sure cure. Also, for Tetter, Itch, Salt
Rheum, Scald Head, Erysipelas, Barber's
Itch, Blotches, nil Scaly Crusty Cutaneous
Eruptions. Price .10 cents, 3 boxes for $ 1.2.
Sent by mail to any address on receipt of
price in currency or three cent postage
stamps, Prepared only by Dr. Swayne &
Son, 330 North Sixth street. Philadelphia,
Pa. Sold by all prominent druggists in
Cairo and elsewhere.
Swayne's Pills are the best for all bil
ious disorders. They ward off Chills and
We dksikk to call the attentiou to our
readers to the Grand Holiday Offer of the
Mendelssohn Piano Company, whoso ad
vertisement appears elsewhere. This
Company offers an 3)0 Square Grand
Piano, 3 stringed; 7)11 octaves, in a hand
some roso wood case, for only $243; also
many other styles of Pianos and Organs at
great bargains for the Holidays, including
sheet music at one-third price. These
Pianos, including Grand, Square and Up
right, made ono of the finest displays at
the Centennial Exhibition, and were unani
mously recommended for the Diploma of
Honor and Medal of Merit. The Mendels
sohn Piano Co, are the first to do a general
business with the purchaser direct, saving
him more than one-half the price charged
by other first class makers. This saving is
niade by doing away with tho Agency Sys
tem, and giving tho people tho Pianos at
Wholesalo or Agency prices. Wo would
recommend any ot our readers who have
any idea of ever buying a Piano or Organ,
to send for their Illustrated and Descrip
tive Catalogues, which will be mailed free
A i.ARQK proportion of children who die
early arc thoso whose brain development is
unusually largo in comparison with tho
body. Why is this? Simply becatnw the
functions of tho body are too frail to sup
ply tho waste going on in this brain conse
quent upon actlvo intelligence. Fellow's
Compound Syrup of Hypophosphites is so
prepared that it imparts tho vital principle
directly to tho brain, while it assists in de
veloping a vigorous and robust body.
Any ladies wishing to knowot the merits
of the Excelsior Kidney Pad, its action,
etc., are referrod to Mrs. Wru. E. McKeck
nte, Photograph Parlors, Toledo, Ohio.
Pen Adf. ' . . '7
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
Chicago, December 2D, 10 a. m.
Pork January, 12 77i; February,
112 !)2) i.
Corn January, 37c;May, 42c.
Wheat-February, OSc; January,
Ciik aoo, December 23, 10 ;30 a. m, -Oats
January, 30 '4'
CiiiCAiio, December 23.12:00 m.
Pork January, $12 47; February,
1 12 0.-,.
Com -May, 4i;ae, January, 37c.
Oats-January, 2!)c; May, S44c.
Wheat January, PC','c; February,.
Ciikaoo, December 23, 1 p. m.
Pork December, $11 50.
Lard December, $$ 30.
Wheat December, D3c; January,
tVGij'c; February, 07;8'97c.
Coin-December, 3lic; January, 37c;
Oats-December, 2!)?4'c; January, 2fl J8c;
KKW YOl'.K CHAIN.
New Youk, December, 23 12:01,1'. m.
Whcat easier No. 2 Chicago
$1 121 16; No 2 Milwaukee,
1 17(1 18; red winter, .fl 10
1 20; No. 2 red winter, .$1 1G,'4'.
Com nominal No. 2, 57'25to
LtVEnrooi., December, 23, 2 :00 r. m
Wheat and corn unchanged.
WAHDKI.L VS. THE U. I'. HAILHOAD.
Washington, Dec. 22. Mr. James 0.
Broadhead argued to-day in the supreme
court the ease of appellant in the case ot
Wardell against the Union Pacific railroad
companv. The suit was on a contract dated
in 18CS between the Union Pacific railroad
aud Cyrus 0. Godfrey and Wardell, grant
ing the latter the right to prospect for coal
along the line of the road and its branches,
and to mine for coal, agreeing to purchase
the coal of the parties. The complaint was
for breach for contract.
THE FUNDING BILL. ,
Though the funding bill was not taken
up iu the house to-day, yet in one sense
very substantial progress was made with
the measure, for despite the factious threat
of filibustering made yesterday by tho
greenbackers and others tho houso to-day,
with less than half a dozen dissenting vctes,
decided to limit general debate on the bill
to one day. This action assures reasonably
prompt disposition of the subject after the
One trial bottle, of Spring Blossom can
be procured from your druggist for 10
cents. To those troubled with indigestion
and dyspepsia wc recommend an immedi
ate trial. Price, 50 cents; trial bottles, 10
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is the
marvel of the ago for all Neive Diseases,
All fits stopped free. Send to 931 Arch
street, Philadelphia, Penn.
Catiiahtic or purgative pills do more
harm than good. Carter's Little Liver
Pills do only good, but a largo amount of
that. Only one piU a dose.
A Daughter Rescued.
A Frankfort (Ky.) physician writes:
Some months ago the daughter ot ono of
our prominent citizens was pronounced A
hopeless consumptive. Sho was very much
reduced in flesh; temblo cough, her life
gradually wasting away. I recommended
her to use 'Dr. Swayne's Compound Syrup
of Wild Cherry," which sho did. In a
short timo she was tree from all cough and
other symptoms, and is , now rosy and
healthy. Price 23 cents and f 1 a bottle or
6 bottles $5. The large sizo is the most
economical. Prepared only by Dr. Swayne
& Son, Philadelphia. Sold by druggists.
An occasional dose of "Swoyno's Pills'
should bo taken to keep the bowels free.
They are excellent for torpid liver and bil
ious complaints. Sold by all tho Cairo
Alexander the Great
wept because there were no more worlds t
conquer, but tho proprietors of Dr. Pierce's
Family Medicines who have found it neces
sary to establish a branch of the World's
Dispensary at London, England, in order
to supply from that great commercial em
porium these remedial blessings to foreign
countries, where they are largely in de
mand, do not sharo tho great conqueror's
bcntimcnts, as their conquests are of disease
and have made happy not only tho con
queror but the people who employ thorn. .
Dr.' Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures nil blood and skin diseases, scrofu
ous affections, swellings and internal sore
ness. Dr. Pierce's Pellets are tho Httlo
giant cathartic; Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pres-1
crlption Woman's tonic and nervine. Dr.
Pierce's Extract of Smart-Weed, the gresi
rnmAilv forcold and all bowel affection!
As diarrhoea, dysentery and flux. World's
Dispensary Medical Association, proprietors,.
Buffalo and London. .