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the cajcso bxjlletiit, Aaie: 12.
NEWS OF THS CIT7,
New 'Mt'nic Jtit received u good
selection of now and popular rntislo of tbo
Intent publication, nt tbo agency of J. G.
Canon, No. 128 Commercial nvenuc.
t - - - 1
Uxkxoiv, nUT not UKAprRKciArrn.
wore the recipients of n soronadc nigh
beforo last, w I Jell gave ui the tamo pleas
uro that fine muilc always doci". "Wo have
oson unable to discover who tbo serenadcri
wore, but our gratitude for tbo compliment
Is nouotliu lost sincere, on that account.
W. T. Wohthixoton ii doing u big
bniiriets In copying and enlarging old
Daguerreotypes, Ambr'otypr and Photo-
graph, making thorn look a bright ns
when first taken. febltHf
Skwinh AlACiiiNKa. Those wantlnc
Sewing Machines should remember that
WhooUr & "Wilson' aro tho beat In use.
They nru unsurpassed for light rnnnlng.
They will out-waro any In use. Call and
J. C.CA1WON, Agent
tn7tf. 139, Com. Avenue.
WANKD.fS-OOOon tlvu year time.
for which a fair rntj of Interest Will
paid and a tnortgngo on unincumbered
real i-stalo given for security. Knqulfe nt
liUU.r.TlN Ollice, ornddross 1'. (J. Drawer
1170, Cairo, Illinois. mchTdA-w.lm
A iik'jui.-mc communlcution of
Culr Lodgo No. 1!37, A. F,
A. M, will be held at Mmunlo IIt.1t, on
Monday overling, March 13tli, A. I.. 5871
i i ij ociock. lilting brethren nru
W. II. KKUNKV, aucretnry.
Nkw Law Fihm.-Wocu1I thenttcntlon
of our readers to the law cord of Allen
Mulkcy Jc Wheeler. Wo need not say
that this Ii the ablcit law firm In Southern
Illinois. Judges Allen and Mulkey liav..
had many years nxperienco at tbo bar and
tbo harness bat become set to tbuir backs
Mr. Wheeler, younger In years, Is yet a
me scholar in tho law, and has taken
placo In the front rank of tho profession in
Kgypt. "when wo wish tho new Arm sue.
cms, wc with them what, is beyond all
pt-ralven-turo, assured, ,In fact, already
(2 cay an TiiCATUK. The German Dra
matic Association will give an entertain
roent to-alght at Philharmonic Hall. Tho
great tragedy of "Lies!,'' written by
Charles GuUkow, will be represented.
Their favorite actress, Mrs. Kidelc, will
appear in tho very difficult rot of
"Licsle," Hlted by Mrs. Mehncr in the
character of.Kuthcrino,and by tho follow,
lug gentlemen :
Mr. Scbleslngor m llodmer.
Mr. Mebner Grlesluger.
3i r. jacaoi kf reoht
Mr. Ileil '. s Agent
Doors will bo open at 7 o'clock ; per
formance to comment at 8 o clock.
WM. r. KUCIIKNUnCKKlt,
Fancy Goods. Attention is called to
tho stock of fancy goods and china toys
sold at prices to suit tho times, also, dollar
articles at tho Dollar fitoro.
Call nt K. II. Oswald & Co'a old stand
on Commercial Avenue. m4tf.
Mathimomau In another column wo
opy from tho Anna Adttrtixr a notico
of the marrlago of Mr. Chas. JJichotfof
tho Arm of JiichorT Ilrothcrs of this city,
to Miss GraVe Adon, of Dongola. We
make our best editorial bow to tho happy
coitplo and wish them all sorts of pros
perity. That tho wish will bo roaUied, is
a foregoao conclusion, for success must
attend th. man who makus choice of
Cairo for his home, and follows up the
fortunnto selection by committing matri
mony with tbo mistress of his heart,
Closing Out Sale,
Twcnty-flvo thousand dollars worth of
ready, in ado clothing, hats, caps, boots,
shoes, trunks and valcao uro oll'urod for
sale by 1. Ncff, 79, Ohio Lovoe, nt AC
TUAL COST PMOKS, It being hUtcn
tion to closo out in that line, and embark
exclusively and moro extensively in tho
furnishing goods and merchant tailoring
This closing out aulo furnishes an oppor
tunity to secure clothing cheaper thuu over
bcibro offered In this market.
China Toys a.ni Fa.ncv Auticlks.
MUi Kate Cnrson & Sister doslro to call
tho attention of tho public to their largo
and select ussortmout of chlnn toys, and
that tboy aro constantly receiving article
sold for ono dollar. Thoy aro proparcd to
givo thoso desiring 'fancy articles oxccllont
bargains. Givo them a call ut K. II. Os.
wald &Co.'s old stand, Commercial Ave:
TobcoaulMSski. tD. JIurd A;
are securing for tho Cairo tobacco mar
ket many new patrons, both buyers and
sellers, and their resolution to continue at
tho work'ofralclng this 1 Ms mark It of, tho
vulloy, is stronglhonod" by th'eir success.
Yesterday the . attondanpo of homo and
forelgnueran thoVrakes was good.
Sales were us follows:
1 W !Vvw,Mlp,l!"'U,,".,!i,VV,','nf
A . ,,, ,,,,,, , , 6 Oil,
v.. a 35
S.I li U"' MS""J 1
3 '' ...:...'....,'....... 7 50
1 11 11 00
1 11 12 25
THE CITY COUXCII-
(f-peci.il Joint otun,1 ,
OAtlto, In.., lurcb, 10, 1871.
Special joint seulou of the City Coun
dl, called for tho purpoio of organizing
undcr'thc new board and for other buM
nos. J'resont Ills Honor, Mayor I.arisJuri,
und Councllmon JItilllduy, Schuh, Taylor,
Wood and Woodward ; nnd Aldermen
Cunningham, Fitzgerald, Klob, Motcnlf,
Jtcarden, Souse, .Slrntton,Swaynt?, Wnldc
nnd Winter 16
Absent Councilman llurd nnd Alder
men Jluuer and Carroll 8,
Clerk Drown being ubsent, on mo
Hon of Councilman Taylor, Alderman
Kcnrden wuj olected clerk, pro lent.
On motion of Alderman WIntor tho
reading of tho minutes of tho previous
meeting was dispensed with.
Mayor Lnrudon nroe and delivered hi
Inaugural address to tho City Council ns
(itntltmtn of th' City Oiuncil.
The cllr charter of tho cllv of Culm
provide tlmt tho Miiyor thnll, from tlmo
lo umc, irivo to tlio U v Council Infor
mation ru iitivo to tho ntuto of t in rllv.
and liull reenmrnend to their considers
lion mien iiiijHsuru ui no Mia l Uvem cxiil-
uivni lur inu iiiiviinugo oi uio city.
In I'ompliunco with this requirement,
mid In conformity to tho cutom hereto
foro established bv anv nredeevssurs. 1 1l-
tiro to tiibmit for your consideration tomo
reiiinrkt und fUgijitlons touching tho
proient condition ot tho city, nnd iHgetic
Wo nru not met toxethor this ovciiIiil'
lis thu renroturitutivui of un extundud noli-
ticul L'overriiiieut with vast nowurt to ox-
relic or la-go patronngo to ditpens, but
rutlior iu tbo rcprfKintutlvix of hutnblo
or unpretotitious local government or
municipality. Hut nuvertheles it
Is a government, nnd though
uicroiy a iwni one, yet trio utitiiur
Ity cxercited nnd tho duties required of
iu ri-preteiilativcs uro ut lemt nkln toil
not Identical with thoso found tooutt In
everv ifovcrnment known tiour countrv
In iimtiy catit, lioworer, tho government
U seen, or felt to lo, nt n distance. Tho
peuplo hoar of it, sometimes fcol the
tiressure of its power, but aro frequently
entirely unncqunirif-d with it, there being
from the jK-oply to th government n long
Hut with us, iu thl local got eminent,
it Is far ditlercnt, Tho government Is
right among too people it ml not In nnv
degree remove! from them. The law
breaker, the law-executor, nnd nil tho
other instruments und means of iroverri
merit, aro seen and under'tood, nnd in
fact the whole situation, ns it v, err. it tnken
inatnclnnco; nnd from this arise that
strong argument so often urged In favor
oi local government, ino peopio, suoing
tho wholo machinery of tho guvi'mtmont.
tbo manner, stvlo and rharnctor of
Its administration, the moro
readily atccrtuln whero tho goo
cornel from, or tho sourto irons
wnicn tlio evil proceeds: arm tiereln wo
behold that maxiuiof polhlcul government
known at least In our own country, ana
not entirely disregarded anywhere,
namely, mo accouniaMiity or tlio tvprc
scntativo of the pcoplo to the people.
Though rr.any may doubt tho proposi
tion contained in tho words, ' tho govurn
mont of tlio ixonlo for tho iteonlu and bv
tho peoplo'' yet If the same anywhere Hnifs
a piacu lor us truu una mil nppiieaticn it
Is in local i;ivcrnmnts like theso. Thcsu
remarks may seem not enly commonplace,
out, periupt, ovon out oi iiIacc;
yet, ir me oiowtor win oniv
concede tuat tlio principles nro
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fundamental. I will oniv sav "that tho
constitution of our State declare that "n
frciuent recurrence to thu principles of
civil govornuirnv is nusoiuiuiy iieccsiary
. ,. . I . . "
to tirci nrvo tno oicisings or nocrtv,
In cntarlng upon tho Uiicharu-o of tho
duties of tho municipal year, wo hnvo first
to lok nt tho work or du
ties to bo performed, nnd then
to consider carefully tho means by which
their performance may be accomplished.
Wo aro not here, f those of us who como In
hero for the first t.mo), necessarily ns re
formers, so caned not nore.us I conceive,
to make promises or pledges to any ono, or
to the public oven, of what will or will not
bo iliiio: but wo uro horo ns tho repre-
sontutlves not merely of thoso who voted
for ii-, but of tho peoplo of our city, whoso
Interests, ut far m the uovornnunt of tho
city is concerned, hnvo been entrusted to
us. .Tho promises and plddgos that wo
might make, tho law nnd our action in tho
premise fully imply. To promltu or
iieoo moro man tno law implies, would
bo to uiiiko a promiso or plcdgo which It
would becomo our duty to break. An
honest, careful nnd faithful dischnrgo of
tho duties of tho positions to which the
DCHtulo hnvo cnllcd us, Is nil thoy will re
quire, nnd not less than what thoy have
thu right to oxpcvt nnd demand at our
hands. With this boforo us wo can scarcely
go far astray.
THK I'OLIOK ANJl I'OI.ICE KKUULATIOXH.
To prcsorvo cood order iu our city, and
to protect tho peoplo iu their porsons nnd
properly, xno city suouiu cinpioyn sum
Lie. t nuiiibcr of efficient nioi. to orvc us
Situated us our city i., Its
requirements in tbli respect
ruater than thoio of many lurger towns
nnd cities in our State. Aildo from what
wo may cull tlio 'material Interests of thu
citv. It's irood namo nnd rcnutntlon nbroud
demand that nonon: visiting our city from
other plucc nhould nut Incur greater "rlk
than whon visiting any otlihr town or city
in tlio country, aim granger, tno ri'eii
und tho home-iorn should alike receive
tbo fullest protection. To this end, tbo
ordinances concerning vagrancy, gnmlng
and tlio tricks nnd de viced eeiiernily for
tho entrapping of thu uuwary,itiid perhaps
other oruinnuccs pertaining to kindred
manors, stiouid do carciuny oxuuiiucu in.
connection with tho powers granted in tho
cltv charter, with a vlow to tho porfectinu
.ofthosamo should they bo found defeu-
;livo in ony respect. ban tho ordinance
'nro what thoy should bo, tho public may
non expect una iiemniid tneir tiiiliuui ex
ecution. And In.allcasw, tho necessary
meuni being provided, tho oxecutlvp u
thorltjr lor'tho'citx will naturally, Jio
lookctl to for tho ntt'iilrimont of tho end
Whatever mnv'ba our. nhrsnnnt vliiw
concerning tho obseVvnnco of (ho first dav
of tho week in u day of rest, us it day to ho
rollgiously observed, ns u day of recreation
or ns a day for tho abstaining from teculur
pursuits meroly, fow will deny tho pro
prloty of observing it us. an ordorly und
doco'roui day, upon isjhlclvjwlilld) ov'cry
mn may go his own wny, yet that wny
roust not lead him Across tho woll ehosuu
ways of othori.
SIDEWALKS AND BTRKETH,
Ourinj; thoycitr, your ntUntlon.Jntle.
man, will frequently bo callol to tho con
dition Of tho streuti nnd sidewalk", cru
cially tlio latter. Most of tho.sldewalKs
havnTicen built sovornl ydur, nnd hftvoi
for two or three years past, been main
tained mikI kept up by repairs. "While It ll
not probable that there will bo u demand
for the making of many, if any, now side
walks yet lliaro is no doubt that cxpen
lvo repilrs will hnve, in innny ouios,
to bo rnadc.
Tho gTound timbers, and tho timbers
Mipporitiig tno plunking ns woll as tho
p nriks or boaru themselves, nro In mnny
plates greatly docuyed and aro giving
wny. 'I ho InteresM of tho city demand
inui mo aiuewaiKs snouia. do jcopi aau
inainiaincu in n saio nnd secure condition,
ns woll as tbo interests of tho persons who
use them. Tho funds required to mako
theso re on Irs will nurchnsn thn examntinn
of tho city from llability.tipon tho tjaalost'
oi terms, uiir city is norwitnout it ici
son of experience In this reirard.
And bora tho rcmnrk may bomndo that
nice, repairs cannot, it is Ucllovcd, lio
made except out of somo fund ruined by
l,hn,nl .. v n !.... ft 1. I l.lf...,.1 . t...
' ?J?.W?' rr.ctic.bl. to make
iuv.ii rupiurs oy means oi special us'oss-
im.nl. Tim n.Hri. i. I..,,. ,.iil..l
,,v h cvu, v 'j itu,c r ' Eukii vu
inuciiy nnving nccepieu iu oiinncr
with tho nmplo powors it contains In res-
. ..,.! . .
:ei iu iu siuowuiks acu sirocu generally,
nns tncroiiv iiddosoiJ unon Itself corr
jionuing dution una obligation.
j to too mutter oi street i ill nr. vou
...in i . , .. . .r"
mauds of the case, and bv thome.-ins nt
win no irovorneu. oi course. v tno u
tho command of tho citv und the nuwers
and restrictions contained In the city chur-I times stiij' hero lifter their coming, no
ter, und In tho luwsuiid constitution of tho, doubt thinklngtbat they can ply their nc
State. I furious Cikllllii in Cairn to a better 'ailvsn.
tiik i itv i.vu:urEUM-jj. .
Thu ro'iortsof thoeltvcomptrollorlicrc-
. J. . . T , , I.".
toiorc ruauc, linil wnicu muV oo .Jiero-
after called for nt nhv time, will hutv von.
it h- suppocd, tho umount, oharactor und
i.uttiro of tho city hi Jubtodtiott.
It is gunerally believed, though 1 havo
no exnet Liiowledcc upon the point ntprci
cnt, that this Indebtcilnck. nlrumlv eminlt
or i-Tceeii! ino nrnouni allowed ny I no nth
section of article f of the nuw constitution
Qf the State. Should this bo tlio cure, thu
question mny often nrito ns to tho author
ity of tbo city toinakothlsortbut eontiaet,
as to- whether this or that impruvuinuiit
should bo undertaken or entered upon,
Ac. With rofercuco to this section of tho
conttitutlon, my own opinion has been thut
,wbalevcrf)thcr applicntlon It may have
t nt least docs not apply to the ordinary,
and uiuul curront and necessary, cxik-nk
of tho city covcrriment; nor would It
likely to apply to, tlio mnklng of im
provements by upw.'lsl aMetsments.
Vou will have no moro important duty
to perform than that of devising ways and
mean for tlio tin Vincn t of the interest, on
tho t-ondod Jndebtedncin of tho city after.
iui current expenses aro provided
lor, tho payment of over duo
Umds, and tho redemption, or
perhaps tho funding of tho outstanding,
ciiv truer, i wnuiu can your attention
to this lust mnttor a ono deserving n care
It will bo rnmumiMircd that thucity failed
to collect n large number of special assess
mants lorstrttt fitlliig, rnntlc ir. d; ; tb it
owing to tbH failure judgmcnt.was ro ov
cre I for n large' film ngnlntt1lho city and
the ftino llnally settled nil' by tho i!niice
to I', x, Howanl ,t Co., of the bondt of tho
city. (Jurtaiu parties who had paid their
speolut ussusitnent, und uho,.of uur, uro
required to pay Iutct on lbee bonds In
the wny f tuxes, instituted suit ngaiiuttho,
cuy ro; mo recovery tiack or tlio us.ess-
ments paid by them, I wo cases of tiis
kind were tried In our circuit court last
April, nnd were in September following
decided in favor of the cltv. Ono of theso
onset, Walter Falls vs. Tlio City of Cairo,
was taken by appeal to tho" Suproinu
Court lut ilnmiNry.nnd theonsesobmitted
upon the hrlof ot tbo attorneys ofthq
partieitothotult. Although that particu
lar suit involves only about SI.COO, yet it
may bo considered a representing u'uito a
larire Llassof other cues in tho same con
dition;. and should it io decided against
tho city In that court, not only will tho
settlement of that case, but tho settlement
of mnny others ulso, ut onco bo called
I have thought proper tocall vourattcn-
tion to this mutter, as you tuuy bo called
ux)n, nt nn early day, to take some action
iu thu prcmitos. Tho dccUlon in questiou
will nuito probably bo made known in the
course of a month or two.
TIIK ASSKt.i,IKKT ANIi roT.l.reriON or
1 dcslro to call your attention to tho
mutter of tho collection of tho bulunco
of tho uncollected tuxes for tho vtnr of
I "70. Matters which I need not ilntnll
hero have, to sumo oxtcnt. InterAiroJ with
tlio speedy collection of tho tnxes for the
yenr pustj und it is qulto probnblo that you
will bo required to tuko somo action
in the matter facilitating tho accomplish
uiont of thu desired object.
Tuxes uro said to bo, und aro generally
felt to be, burthens burthens Imposed
upon persons nnd properly for tho public
ucod; nnd while, iu Judco Slmrawood
of l'ennsylvnnin, has romnrked, " no sys
tern of taxation which tho wit of incaovor
dovUocl hat been found perfectly equal,
I ..II I- ..., 1 ...
tessiucnt of each man' proporty nccordlng
. ' " . .'""'J.
.tolls truo und uetiiiil value, mid tho prompt,
faithful anil impartial collection of tho
taxe.s liupoaud according to nu'h an umcsi
niant, U nil that can be reasonably nsked
Kconoiny iu thu adiiiiuittratiou of thu
iitViitr of thu city, ami the prompt nnd I
faithful collection of .tlio taxes demanded
py ino condition una wants i too city
government, and thu impartial collection
of n'l license fees nnd moneys, will not
' fail to npprcclato the city's credit and
bring It at no dittnnt day to thai position so
much to bo desired, and never to bo lost
lght of, namely, i cash system or basis
iu tho transaction of nil its busineisj
Why Jwo may not ntlnln unto It, ns
nearly us our county has, yen, oven up to
'tho cash standard ittcll, I believo no
good or substantial reason can bo usslgnod.
In tho undertaking of, any Improvement.
In tho making of uny contract, and in all
other business of thu city, this ono thing
nhould. bokopt coiutuntly in view. Econ
omy iu theory, or in profession, if
'.worth nothing but to deceive, If lt'ls not
followed by economy in fact.
Muih.lritofeitf.baj bsjjn foil bv ihVwjr
.ens of Cairo In tlio cstabllshmont of
manufactories, iu our, cltv.. but few deny-'
lug that thov aro an important element,,,
iu tho growth aiurprosperity of 'thu. city.
n wouiu seem nun no city nai more to
oxepet orgnln by their establishment hero
Jtlinii it can expect to guin from alino.l
nnytliing'olso to bo roughl after, Isola
ted nnd cut oft' us wo uro, from .ny con
siilerublo prtNlucing region of country,
und to a considerable oxtont dcpomlont
upon the rivers mid railroads for our sup
plies, and our 1 --ntlon or ituaiinn eer-
luinly favoring tlio establishment of rnan
ufactoric), it wouid bo thought natural
tint our uttention would bo turned toward
thr.ir estahlhhincnt, and to tho gene
ral cticourugomcrit of uich Intc
rls. Whatever tho city can
priporlyand legally do, consistent with
that economy spokon of above, in tbo way
of encouraging and furtherlng'thu great"
element of industry, should bo dono.
Agriculture, manufactories nnd1' com--merco
uro all that wo can look to for tho
i building up und growth of 'our city. Tho
latter Is tho result or consequonce of tho
two former: nnd of the two form'ar.iasrri
eiilturo und'manufactories, we ran all read
ily mo from which one of them wo hnvo
tho most to hopo for.
'JUK PKl'AllIilKST, &C.
Concerning tlio flro department, tho
city jail, city pumps nnd the public health
I need not speak at length j not that they
nro by any means unimportant, but bo-
cuuso my remarks hnvo already bocorno
quite lengthy.Tlieso matters will nil receive
your attention, and especially the attention
of the committee churged with tho duties
TI1IKVEM. COS'IIif.ST UM f. 5
I ' " i -
Hefore closing my. remarks,.! dcslrq to
uircci your-nucuiion to n matter wnicn
ha already .been touched unon
1.1. 1 , ( ., -
oiiowncro; ami Hint is tlio cr-
- I lort nil cii iliou Id Un iiuli-. not
I oniyiiyus horo, bitt'Uy all goodfcltlzcns to
oariisn irorn our mlilit tho 1 1 uve. ranJ.
-.1 . .
- ,i ccneo men. anarners nnu tueii phnm'(nr
I cenerallv. who havo to nomu mti-nt Inff-.i.
cd our cltv. and who cornu hers mul immi
I tago than" elsewhere. Did'thcv nroy cx-
clusively upou our own Inhabitant, or
..!.. f.... 11 1 ft. .. ,.,.
iiimcni, H wouiu jiruimuy uuoonr sorus,
iu tho long run, as tho saying; bdt hot sat
isfied with uliattlioy cuii obtain from tho
peoplo here, they seek out tho traveler
nnd tho stranger, who, unncqualntod hero
tall tho moro ensijy into their greedy
clutchc', und they 'reaping as be. t tliey
can, nnd going home or to other parts of
the country, lull, the story of tbuir experi
ence here, and the eflect, of course, Is ' al
ways damaging to nnd destructive of tho
Ifst Interests of our city, to say nothing
of tho shamo and dlsgracu that it brings
upon iu very name.
While n'oono Is so foolish' as tbcxpect
that all irfericos and crimes of this charac
ter "canbu "'pro'vuntod bdro, 'or by
uny govurumsnt anywhere, yet, hi
long us such ersons remuin here
Unmolested, nnd their operations, thus
countenanced, wo may expect lo reap thu
evil fruits of their doini; in somo shhno or
other. The peoplo of tho city will look to
us to apply tho remsdy, und to.iuuko uto
of nil tlio "legitimate means within 'our
reach for thu attainment of thu desirudond
'the ridding tho city of these noxious
gentlemen, I would fay that I did not seek
thoollicoof Mayor of tho city, nor did 1
dcslro it; not, that It' Is' hot a worthy and
honorable poiition, but beruuio to ucccpt
It wa, to umo I'.tlcntiMt Jew!, going out
of the Uny of thu profession ,wbieh 1 had j
cho'0K7urid vhich. sineo I entered upon
the same, !' have ondenvorert strictly to
follow. The duties of the olllce nro not
few, nor unimportant and while
I may not Jixvn ' luul tlmt cxperlenro
thutthj position require nf li.to liv
ed us Iori! In tho city ns many other
persons born hern or elsewhere, nor
liuvo contributed much to thu city's ma
terial p o'pority nnd grdwth, yet, "haying
oeen cnosen to tno omco by tlio citizens ot
CJro, loin only suy.tbut I willcndeavor
to discbargo tho duties of the position
according to my own bet judgment,
knowledge und beliuf.
I beg tho privilege of furthvr.stating
that in thu preparation of theso remarks I
hnvo not hud tho ti'no nnd opportunity
which i woiua wish under tlio circum
stances, and it Is nuito probablo that somo
iiiingt u. icnsi oi jirjHHianco uavo oirapftd
my attention, to say nothing of the man
ner In which thoso matters hjioken of here
in hnvo been treated.
I close with tho expression of( tho bopu.
inn; mo auiiioriiy witu which we nave
been clothed most of us qulto recently
will bo by ui exercised in harmony nnd
generul good will, and that tho same at
tho expiration of our terms of service will
bo luld unsullied nt tho foet of the people
from whom, In trut, wo have recolved It.
Alderman WIntor moved that tho ad
dress of tho Mayor just read bo entered at
largo upon the1 Journal and 'published
with the proceedings of .this rncoling.
Tho motion bcingfecondod Wu
put by the clerk, 'prnh'm, nnh unanimously
Thy -Mayor, announced the statidlng
commltti-eft'or the ensuing year u follow,
i MUKK1S . .
Taylor. Walder, Winter. Wood, .Met-
cnlf.- ' . " '' ' '
Cunningham, Seliuh, I-'ltzgerald, Sense,
Halllday. . .
Wood, Cunulnghaiii, Kleb,
., o.v I'oi.irt: AXii' jail,
Carroll, Iludor, AVoolwnrd..., , , , ,
Seaso, Walder, Taylor.
.; Otj jriHK HKI'AllTMi:!. t, irT jtL
IteitrduUwiic, llariidiiyJJ 1 V &t
it .1.. f
Wood w a rd , S way i(o, J 1 u de r , ,
Hurd1'SrAtlpn,lMutcuir.- , f;f
IIHAItl) Of IIKAUII,
Tho Mllyor,rtearJon1Winler,, Stratton,
Carroll, -.?. .
Tho Council then protruded to tho cont
1 Urination nf appointment. Aldermen
Swayno ami WnldeiMholng fnppolnted
"tellers. i .
I Tho Myor ,plno6d in nominnllon
for thu o'tllco of City Comptroller, William
. Th.ojiqruiiiatioi.wa oJ coni''.'!1),, tjiijj
vote stnnding, ydni,"7';ii(ity.
llio Mnyor theii jilncad In nonilnntlon
F A. lliinivlt, for tho-oiUcoof CUy Comp
troljuij c,ji jionilipitioy wnt confirm
by tho following yotoi yeas, I t; uny, I.
Thu Mayor nominated I M. Ward' Tor
(ho oflleo of Street Supervisor, which re
suited in tho nomination being confirmed
by the following vote: yeas, 10; nays, 5.
Tho Mayor then placed in nomination
Wm.Mcnale, for tbo offlco of City Jailor.
Tho nomination was confirmed an follows':
yeas, 11; nay, 1,
Tlio Mayor then announced tint ho had
no furthor nominations to make at this
mooting of tho Council.
On motion of Councilman Taylor, the
regular order of business was dltpcnsed
wltb for tills evening, nr.d the bonds of tho
officers elect takon up.
Tho Clerk, pro (em, presented and read
the bond" of Michael J. Howlov, Cltv
Clerk, and, on motion of Alderman Win
tor, sail! bond was ordered npproved nnd
left In tho hands of tho Mayor.
The official bond of Joseph II. Taylor,
Treasurer elect, In tho sum of fifty thous
and dollnrs, with S. Staals Taylor, 11. H.
Cunningham, Thom'W."Hnlliday, A. II.
I . . .'.... ". ',
doy mid Scott White, securities theroon
j w prosentnl nnd read by tho'Clork ro
Safford, G.I). Williamson, W. P. Hall!
ttm, and on motlon'of Alderman Winter
ordered approved nnd filed
ThobSndof Anlrcw Clin, City Marshal
elect, was nlso p- lentcd and rend, nnd on
motion of Aldermin Fitzgerald, npjiroved
nnd 6rdrel II leu.
I'hrreujiori the Council ndjourned.
City ClorJ.-,' pro (em.
KKi;uisr ok I'liimo iSuiooj.t xni ths:
'Mo.snt iov J-'uiiiiUAinv-Tho following
rcwrt chows tho nttcmluncoupoii the pub
lic scboout of liiM city for.tbo nionth of
umber;of pupils onrollcd 602
Avcrngo number-belonging . rr ty,U
. vcrugy daily ntteridiiiicc...,. , 131
l'cr cent, of nttendanco. . 02
Number of tardinesses 17
Number neither tardy nor ulnent. ...1U7
Tho nbovo enrollment shows an increnso
ofthlrteou over tho enrollment for tho
monthof "'Jnuary'flth nvcragodolly
attendance, Un Incrcn75of live ("tho per
cent, of utlcndance, n de reao of 'Jl. Tho
decrease iu tho pur,coiit. of-uttinduiico is
owing In pnrt'to slckrlos.vimdJriJpart to u
few days of very bad weather'; but mainly
to tho Indld'erenco of n very few pupil's
whoso attendance was so irregular that
thoy mnda no progresi thotnolvc mid
woro :i positive lilnJorarie to their
Shotild'thiiirregulnrlt.v ofvii fiw pupil-
who can not bo reached by "moriij aim
slon' bo thus allowed to impair the clll
clency of tlie school, or should rules bo
ndoptod providing for suspension In cuio
of needless and fyqiieaco or 'iardl
ness? J,, Tho prttrnt term closixsui Wodneday,
.March 'X. i'utrons . j t:,.. chnl nru
conl i'il ly invited to tt rid tho
oroi i . '
' A Teai her Ilul'.iut
County Superintendent, .NJr. J. U. Vlsito,
will bo hold In the tnqiur room of tho
Thirteri.ih -treet bull'llrn;. Mnrt'h :;m mid
l hejipxt'term will ojion on Monday,
April 10. II. S.KNCLISH
Mu. Dvai T. 1'AisKKit. In the columns
of tho last Diiquoln Tribune, wo Und tho
following in regard to our follow towns
man, Mr. Parker, the truth of every lino
of which we uro free to maintain :
jiii i m is i
tirwijiai,.- i. i. i-nrner, n member
or tho hxecutlvo Hoard of tho Statu Ag
ricultural Society, was in our city and
made us u brief "visit, on Tuunluv laut
Mr. Parker was hero conferring with tho
ranroau companies in regard to transpor
tation of urticles for exhibition nt thu
coming fair. Ho visited tlio District Fair
Grounds, and took rt srenernl vurvov ifntir
city. Mr. Parker Is of the llrm of Miller &
farKur, genornl commission and for
warding merchants, of Cairo, III., who nro
recognized in Cairo und Southurn Illinois,
us energetic, honest aiul reliable business
men. Mr. Parker, liku must of tho pco-
Iilo hi Egypt, is exercising uvery norvo to
irlng Souiliern Illinois up to a level with
the more favored xrtioni of tho State,
and wc hopo our people will extend u
wulcoms bund lo Mr. P., uud khuw him
such courteslet nt gentlemen of lino qual
OmiKKi to M.xiit-ii .Worthlngton or
ders everybody und their children to
march to his m Photographic Art Hal
lory, und leavo thuir iiieatiiru for one or
more dor.ou of his new imitation porcelain
card photographs, made only nt his gnl-
Icry, Tho line of inarch huiild commence
nbout ii o'clock u. in., uiiil I'oiitlnuu up till
nl;ht. ' mch.Mtf
Uroa.no. Suiitli Aiiiuriciiii Organs
givo perfect --itlsfaullcii la all. Cull nnd
.I.;CC R?ON: Agerit.
r No. Commercial Avenue.
Tiiu citcrpritiijgbjii .luihuis & ,
1'bl, Coimm'ioii "mirebalit hnvo rei ;i
moved their otllcu' nnd plucel oC businosx
from -No. 1:15 to C8 Ohio l.eveo. in tho i
, , v- ,1 t ii , i, i,,i : '
Hr.t ntlonnl Maiu llt.lldi.i-, .eeoml '
f - ' '
A i-Aium stool; of fiirnUiln.. f.,,.,,1. ,,ri.
kinds nlwavs on bund at 1' .V.-,r. v...
, ,. - 1 - not counties tlirougii which miiu read runs,
Ohio I.ut'.'. .h-cDti Ift,, .ucuru somo united action in tho prem-
: j-.- i . - ... '..- .."f'i'Ot, at tho most convenient, place.
V yfuw$nt a) (j.Hjd; .tylUhj i,i.i yeU u U (aHm ordero.1, thut ald petition
lilting suit of clothe?, made to order, vou bo placed on record with this order,
must go to l'i Noil", Xn. Vu Ohio Luvee". ' HllO.Sri, County Judge.
docOtf -. r i 1 , I ' larrh Uth, 17I.
'T " "
ii unuiiigioii K new riiotogriipillo Alt
Gallery.).! J ,1 l .ItVMOtf ,
" .-'4 iivir t : -tt'tu i
A'iio U ti Hint .1,,,, ,i..f in., ,..ti,i,.
hot .lilsmiltk .f'or breakfast '.' Tho .Kniu'
uok .t,YQ .will b.)Uo then, In. live mlnutr,' ';
timo bv the wuteh
' ' ' . 11 k .....
Tin: location of thu St.ito l'lr at Da
r... i.. t . . , J .4. . . .i ;,,.frV.. .
.iioni iiaa eauseti coii3iMeraoitr mm"!!1-!"1 vu
. .... ... i
tion anion' tho leadiui; uurinultural pen
ploof tho iiorthcrimnd mIMle i'nrt of tliu
Stnto. A meeting bus bocn called for tho
purposo oforguiiUliig a grand union fair
for thoso portions of the .State, to bo held
in tho Full,
THE C. &, V. R. R.
TIIK PROPONED PI.AJf OP Till;
PMfcftllSK.Vr AND DIKIX'TOIiN.
ACTION OF THK PCT.AHKI AND
ASJBXANDER CSSVN'A'Y COUlllfS.
PUI.ARKV HPKAKM WOItDSS OP K
COVH AUKMKSr BIT Jl'OMF.
nilOISM MIIItKH THK IS
Hl'B. I Tho proposed "plan" of the President
and Directors of tho C. & V. R. K.
company for Immediately reommonclng
work upon the road has boon considered
by tho l'ulnskl and Alexander Countv
Count Tho action of tho former will be
applauded by every person who under
stands tho "situation," as wlse-a. tbo ac- 1
tion which should havo to bo taken under
tho circumstances, whllo tbo action of
Alexander will leavo the country still In,
doubt whether tho mako that mado tho
track ii going South or coming back U
In short, decidedly non-committal. I'u
laskl encourages tbo enterprise, Aloxunder
lutimntej that she may be inclined to favor
it after fervent prayer and a great deal
Of purging. ,
In response to tho petition of tho Direct
or.", Pulaski county promptly returned tho
following reply s
Stocxn Cstr, III., JItreliM. 1
County t'oiitt. Murch Term. 171. f
Of n.Ori en ll.jfUurn, Attorney foil'iiul' A V. It, II.
Sli:: In renlv to tho statement fnre-
senleJ bryou) of the President and 1)1.
rectors of the C. & V. It. It., tlmt "Uio
London negotiations uro still pending nnd
hnvo been conducted upon the principloof
keeping the nsscts good." iVc, I nm directed
oy i no conn to say, tlmt Mis county icill
holtl its subscription good ns heretofore stip
ulated in long us thoro is any rcasonablu
prospect of oulldlng tho road under the
manngementof Gen. Ambrose V.. Uurnsld;
that tho Genera! need havo no npprohen-
slon IIS to tho SuliSCrintlon nt tll rniinlv If
he tan communco work und complete tha
ro.iu 111 some rcnionatuu time.
Also, to say In reply to thu proposition
of tho President and Director "to issue
tho bonds of thu county when tho iron is
purchased," that tho proposition to nub
serilo ?1W,000 stock to tho 0. Jc V. It. It.
Co. was submitted to the licoiilu with mnl
subject to the condition that tlio bonds
siiouid ho Istiied to thocomp'iny when tho
road was built und cars run thereon from
Cairo nurthwnrd ton mil .
Tho court is Inclined to thu belief that
thontithorlty of tho court must lu oxor
cli d within tho scope nnd subject to the
conditions annexed to the proposition ns
submitted nnd adopted by tho people. The
subequent contract for tho sale of thu
stock ut ii nominal price, requiring thu
road to bo laid within tho county ten
milei. buforuuny bonds wero to Issue, Vo.,
was. In the opinion of tho court both
lejul and jutlivi, nnd tho principal In
volved is of ii illilt-rent kind und run, lit i.
dlll'- reiit direction.
I utOiot llrc,r im say, Hint the
court would favorably consider uny modi-
iicuuoii vi uio prelum nrrnngcmpni willed
might bo nsked not ineontistent with the
original proposition us adopted bv tho
votu of the people.
Also, to suggest that in ''tho negotia
tions uro proceeding upon the principle
of keeping the insets good'1 it scorns to
this court thut Ifiimombor of cm h county
bonrd nnd city or town could meet at somo
convenient tiuio and pl-ico nnd ngrco
upon soino uniform timo and limitation as
to '-keeping tho ntsoU good" it world bo
preferable lo tho upuritto nnd possibly
diflerent uction of each countv,. proceod
ing nlono and not in concert.
Knulosud pleaso find nn abstract from
tho proceedings ot tho court nt tho Sep
tember term, A. I). 18C7.
I havo tho Honor to bo, &c,
our od tscrv txc
OKO. S. PIDGEON.
C. HOKFNEKl . .
O. KDSON Associates.
Thu Aloxnudor County Court did not
moet tho !iio thus frankly, and has irlvon
forth a vory uncortaln sound. A ne.ru ml
of tbo follotfintr "order." Dramiiliriitiwl liv
that court yesterday, will bear us out in
this assertion :
After duly considering tho petition of
the Cairo & Vineennes ltailrond, nnd the
pennon ot ii irrye number of citnfHi of
Cairo, for tho County Court lo lsue ono
hundred thousand dollars in county bonds
running twenty yeurs, with eight per emu.
interest per annum, lo bo placed in the
hands or n trustee, A-c, nt once, wo hnvo
cornu to the following conclusion ; That
wo duly regard thu petition of oiircitiz- ns,
and uhilo wo regard tho Importance of
said railroad to tho olty of Cairo, yet sc
ore mrurr umler what tnjlueiict ami u-iA-out
time for mleetioa hihhu of the ainim
hare .tinned said petition, and, being of tho j
opinion that thu adoption of tho plan sug-
gostedin uld petition would open a largo (
Hold for consumption nnd litigation, mid ,
the county itself Is tho lest ctutodiuii of ,
the bond, wo tlierelbro do hereby refuni 1
to comply with said putltiou.
in rngaril to tlio uggqtloiu mado by
Col. S. Stunts Taylor, to piacu tho sub-
riptlon on its original looting us votod
'-r by tho cltizuns of Alexander county,
mu hereby order that snid suggestions bo
taken in due consideration until this court
meets hkiiiii; that the clerk mako coole
of all orders, petitions, Ve., heretofore
do ny in cimri or pre.ente.1 to tin
c-iurt, ai:d deliver tnem to r. Hrot,
r,;inty ,hd?c; and further ordered, that
tliU co'urt meet ugaln on tho llrt .Mot.day
In April next; that wo hereby request
F. llro-sto try to tret n meeting of nil tho
!.'.! ?'". welo Justice'
W'a do, nut, fee I dipoed to comment
i upon lint ''oruer in prmoiu, uiiuougii ii i
if ,l..,,l6 ,.,i.llL-eritl,.iin. rtmrn-
(,u Lecomlnc iu llmcuurt to i.;ti!t tlio uJ-
loners by tulliiig ilium thoy did not Know
what thev wnro sh'tilm:. Nit discretion'
-, l-itc iiiscruiiou
w'ml11 lmvn brcn ,-,'t M W 1 J 1 T
'"h 't asserllon -de. If tho court
nieiiihcrs that It
knows anything it knows that tho major
i... M.,..l,ii ,,r A 1i,v7i,i,)am r... r..
ui inv wivmw,, . bvuiiij
, ,.. i.i..... .1.. r ell
uni mil lolll til
iiino mo j. j v , ji, ri,
built! thuf Ui,oy uro williiig to, p!iy nil tho
bonds tfut liayo Imun auUoribud if by do
ing so thoy cult obtain tlio roail; that the
grand object of tho potittonera was to havo
the court thus respond to tbo application
of thu HlMtor, nn4 ,nlor into somo
iniguiiinni, uv wuich tho
assured ,. .,-
i n)ad would be built, and by wbtch
j tho company might bo assured that tho
bonds promised would bo forthcoming
1 when tho road had becomo a fact. But
tho court has only nld! "Wo order our
j selves to tako Into consideration thsnrona.
sltlon, that wo shall promiso to do what
tho peoplo havo ordered us to do; and we
furthor order oursobos to report to our
polves our.' determination on tb.lt
mottor on tho first Monday In April
rioxt. ' All of which mny bo very statli
factory to tho court, but Is difficult of com
prehension to the barbarian ouUido world
of Alexander county, who, doubtless,
ought to thank- God that thoy have a
County Court Hint Is determined to keep
thorn from rushing upon destruction a
paternal court that knowj how to watch
over Its a child rcn.a ml spenk tho firm word
lorbtddanea when it should bo spokon
an nffeetlonato court Hint would gnthar Its
constituents Into financial safoty, oven as
the hen gathcteth her chiekons under her
Ki:ni it iiki'oim; the people
That Peter Neil", No. 70 Ohio levee, is
clotlng out his largo nnd woll-sclcctcd
stock of clothing, boott, shoes, lints, capi,
triinl.-j.nml valise.', at and
It is hi purposj lo oiubark moro exten
sively In the merchant Ulloring nnd fur
nishing goods business honco tho dcslro
lo c!oe out tlio stock nbovo enumerated.
oo .sr.vn.tv r.vi:, n aucii toih, into,
Tho cki.man dramatic asso
ciation will present tho great play of
AT PHILHARMONIC HALL.
A I, it K X , MiVliKK
Wllllnm J. Allen, )
.Joint II. .Mulkry.
S.iiinii l I. M lu rlrr )
I'urti M.l.trat.en'ion paid lo titer nn t admiralty
Oitltt llooiu. 7 ti 8 Winter' Block.
n.-' e i..itttiirMiip herlnfnre esl.tlnr Ucliirfu
I ii. iiu-l- r llieti)le ot Jlalkrv A Whc.lerl
I llii dsy iiiNi.r, hy tnntiitrennMil.
JOHN li. ilULKET,
IIKDIIOK V, WAl.li
i . , . , .MMIT.I. I' WIIKKI.KII.
J. I'. .MlllllllKi.
f. C. Chi
jyj"ATIIIJ.S.S A: IJIII.,
oSOIrio Lcvec,lst National Ilaak
Si-eeislttlenllnnxlrrn to lhanrchsteaatisl
FJLiOUR & GEAIN
Wndorv Lack & Sash Holder,
IVInduw Vint nut
nrup.e nci intra.
I'le. at Mrll a am.
leenii, loekn win-
'Inwa vreiirely, while
ip 'ii or cluti-d, ail, I
prevent mtlliDtf uf
of TriniinlnKt, to
milt nil liutft, by
Hlne'i ililn lock I
iu:ui.tziu:iMiut fc cahn.
, imnemof tho Territories of the Slates of
Ihliiom, Witciiiitliinml lows, ami AtmU for oihr
Mtiro. Siriieral SSSSlre, 00 WASSIIINU
TiN Nl lli:i'.r. OIII(!AUU. inrcliTJm
l(lI.V.lCJi: X. Ill,
11 u UrJiiiitiiCM In relation to Wlnrflwtt Lioniss,
und tlio tr:a.ictioti of u mercniuilo tutlaeu
uiioii ilio Mino,"
Hit iionlainndtiy llie (',1 Council of tho e.ljr of
Sieri')' I, That lleenio may l jrtnlfj lo
nllivrll'O iU lo IrAiuacl tliareon a slartr, ware.
Imii.e, realilppinu ami lornanllnK lunot-.a wiih
in the llniita of tlio city of Cairo, upon 'ymi-ol
tiytheowiu-ra of or irotrielrrt llirreof tutu Kit
Oily Treaaury of die aiiiuor fl hUDdrfd doilai-a
.ci anniiin fur nuitian-l etrry vliarftuatlyiagat
or iH-euiiyliiR the InuJIuir iu tl eity ul o
liige,t In this laisineta alereatl'', " ' nias
mc. .'. V. o-y pcrtmi, coparinf rahlp or ptiaonr,
or tiojy euiKiriito on nlnir, iwiupyintfor araalut
any boat, veW, rtoai. "harfU.as or ohr
.iruKliiioatiilioiieil. iiioor.i or au:rorl on tha
Hjler- of either ih uLlo r as .amlppl rlrtra
niihinih liaiiitef saiaoit. thajraxMta oraar.
i.oita. -aho hll isveise, forwarJ or ator or
ali o inv yo-'-i. ""f4" 0I" merohandlae oa sl4
t lain. fiwl.'WMo;'ltwn-irioooreilr.
lure aliall ! ecmed KUilly of violation 01 SUM
' onlintm-e. and alull lorfolt and' pay to and for
i?. ..., oi llo- aaid city aaum nailaaa than fitta
doV, it-1 t -o.i11) nor mo a than eue hundred detlars
it i, o i "iior n ami nxcry nay uier aro u aunsrats
V(i!, -ui lafinr, I'losiueu, in pruvm.oa or lb
tc -oiiiL- tectlon aliall not apply to tieamBvata
iUIIm'.iw or oilier vea.els uti rornTlfailaUi
i, i-i and Mlninlppi rivrraangagad la receiylnf
. r-Kc. 3. It .lull not, lie lawful for any boat, taa
iSl, flolf, Hock, w lirtn or tlir atrtiulurf lo sja ,
uauui" n irni.iR iroiKiii
parusueiuiy iAiKMU'jiiiiQ"iv.i oravnoravosuH ,
f"f l"irp of aeewnj! '
i KBiira oi inn cuy ot i;r
anv tavern. Dotal or
Ilia raiof USnuiaal f
tiny uuela or uoAioera or io Venn or i a.u i
J " . I . VAK.K.ft ll.HAU A UftV
. iiroJu e, gCoda, wares, BmrchMlJiae, aoaUlorea,
I iuet or pro.ion wlUout firs! otaasnlu ll(
1 wno therefor from Iho city councu.w Ihalr a.
.mritjioua. fiuoua or icraaai
apiriiuvua, iiuwia vi i.iotvw. uu
I tliorlifd olUeers, and ererj pra, co.parloar.
.hip or persons vr iw,corporaju.uu,M.,,
IiH the 1'roriaiooaoflho prs-Jm -oJa atsisi
surfeit atid rrfo"d for ihus'of tha ePr
aum rol In tnan leu UoilM,.Bit)r tllaa,
ono huailre.l dollart for taob and ettry oaW.
AdooU-l March 1, Isll, A. p.-oal.
A'lopu 'thomA's WIWSO.N, Mayor,
Attett Jo Uaowa.Oty Vivrk,