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ritXVBUffi-S CUlDE." j
VIM I TA ULK Of TH K 1 LLtNOt C!"w '
Ob ad armr ).,.. .- I"" 'ilfj d.M
M tiitxbl will oru she rt- " "P"
r f paiKnger train. i ctimt
;,r.. .--- - 1.00 .m.
ud fi. Louis Bhutl Lite.
Arme.-. 3:45 pm.
a par r. ....... ..,...,........... 1 1-30 i . tn
Nothtnfeof .w frsvm Cairo in f t. Loul'. Mo
tshans '. from Cairo tn Cih iS".
rr'ef Ro sleepi csra on night trains,
attar. cheeked all irnp-irtanl twlnt.
CAIRO AND MOUND CltY.
Will mke three trip dmlj.
MATIXe C4IBO I UHTillOlKitt
At 7 vm. At (V .m
41 ll........-.m At 1:30... p m
At 130.. -p.m. I At 8...... p. m
rre each y. SO cent i in tl kf t Tor (2 to.
Will ln ,whohIUd,tnrcol lulenn-dmle
ndiaglor MMnKernr frfUht. norilif.
KVAKSVILLE AND OAIRO,
179 Tvr ,T1R. . HmIh
H.ll lrTClro f.ir r.vaTliH etrrjf dumlny ad
Tbnr4i rrenlngs t & oulo.it, p.m. for
(reiiator ptitaie. apply oi Iraril or m
CAIHO AND 1' A D UU A ii "
MAIL It OAT.
Ta tplrudul ieatner
4i 0tro "VI'.Y, X t r excepted) at 4
fir Iriudt ir pimi tpnU on hoar d or
Jaa.Sir JV4 1110 JH, Ag l.
Caaerlnil lllviir fekeli
VASUVILLU, OLAI'.rCdVII.LE AND
Tb tplendid iteamer
TYRONE, . .
TOM lUKMAN-Multr Al.EX. HARD Clerk
Will If are C iro errry Satnrtay at 6 o'clock p.m.
ferCUtkavillr, and SaahvMe. For Ireight or
ftMtaiF.ap.lj uoooariior to
Jan 3 if JA1. B1QOS, Ait.
HAaUYlLlil5. CLAUKSYILLE AND
((WLH DAVIS.Maitr JA8.T. J0HS0NC1trk
Will lear Cairo erery Thnnday at 4 o'clock p.m,
far NaahTilie.CUrkafllleaud all way polo la. For
frelgbt or piiii apply on board or to
Jaoltf. JAS. BI0G9, Af't.
NASHVILLE, CLAKKSVILLK AND
The ood steamer
WII.ET SIVM4...Matcr J.NO. H.RPER....Clrk
Will tear Cairo e?ery Monday at & o'clock, p.m.
for NaahTille, aud all wy porta For freight or
linJif r JAS. BI0Q1, Agl
FOR SALE, ) for Sal. FOR SALE,
I I-er.Salo J '
VOR SALE. Korsaiel FOR SALE.
Fare from Liverpool,
Fare from LoyocKDEtinr
Fare from G la a a oh-.
Faro from (ikcshtowk
OAIHO, :::::::: $48'
iuIorJ, Horn! i C
tlttrpool .ew.rmk"and ThUadMphl
ia contaicr with i'mtcd irirra ana lamia
For Cafrjin tiio Hall.
FOR PAS3A0E TICKETS
oa rrurita laroiHaTios
APPLY TO JOHN O. DALE, Aqt.
ISilroaJwjy. Nrw-Tork, or to
. .1. i . . .
a-ninamn ninr, inirn. nnia. ji
WILLIAM It. SMITH, M.D.
RElIOds ,. , o cnirirellln be,
i, .,' . "'""V"1" iiveiwenn I W ilnul tret,
u.Ti,.-ii 0,,,, nrnui ,eni,,t p ,tlr.
W. DUX.VINI, M. D.
.Ml'.N-i;B-j.,rn.r.N'intn iid Wfmnt (,
"oi' fr n.n i) .in to U m . and V p.m
II. WAllD.VHR, M. I).
R J'!t.N0.t'' u' M"el""i'U aireet and
nJZ ...11 W ' ,t,-ne. n eiiurt b in. Of.
am. ami fio turn. Janlmf.
II. S. lillKJHAM, M. D.,
23102: 3 DPATHIST,
llPVIMii a . a '
and I to 3 p.m. Ileal-
tret Clr. frl,7lm
LEX, MULltKY & WHBBLBft
bH.!aerMt""'pll to rirer and d.
-EN t QILUKIIT,
COUNSELORS AT LAW,
Wiiu.ro B Oilber'l. i.
mu.r ,,W" ,0 "-'"Uy and
vrncioiuo levee, booms 7 aim 1
. c rri,.u.. '
Th? llllnol, o,..,,, '
v. v. :
AKff Aj)VEItftSEMECTA I
All iiern i hrbt mllfi"J m le "
t .iti, ' li'ni-H. n ti y i
a. I Mill imi u.uetiia of het cintrl na. e hat-
iigllim ar -sr. uated by mutual J" intni,
I'mllll. IIaiikIi. Mirrli 7tu lS7i.
TAX SAI.fi NO MOB.
Nolle ti hM)' nl'eri in Mary O'Ursan. Mar
tin Leweowese A Wil'lams aidj. JJ Htch, end
rixh of you hut t a est o' land and limn b t
'tiia'eliillixsnd r finiit). II Inm.. for lhJHlbl
qu-ut .late, roa y, and fi-tf.ct echhOl tax f.ir
me sear I'CJ, mI ntt, lild t,h Cunt Unix,
In tli' i lly of Cirn, In ld ie imijf. oa the 1 1
of June. 1170. I burchaaad th loltostlnf de
scribe i lots situate in th olty of Cairo, touoty .f
Aiezanner, ano huhoi Illinois io-wh;
Loi 32 In block 47. Uxealn ilie nsraeof roll, II
thl Marv 'r,r4i . and tola Si tn i 34 in 14 -ek
5i, i x.-i in in trnnia en sou, me
mm atarim- ' iMiri, mii ioi x
ii b'oik xu. tn-d in he mma or imi,
Iheaalrf S. William., an 1 1.17 In hO'V Jl. tnxei
In H e nm oi imi, th' mul J J. me ; mm rmi
rt turttirf poiititil hn itio imi lor in-ro riup-
mm in iii uii win expire mi me auui unj ii
JACKSON FfttCK, Inn-ht.
M.ruh C. mi. S-'J d3t
TAX PUltCHASKIVS NOTICIi.
The ictaiun n.me I brlow ami all other inter'
riU-d rr lieiebi iiutlflivl that at a a!n nf Innda
ml mwn lot mail by i he ahrri of. Alexander
rnunly In Hi atal ul I llnnla, at lh dnor nf the
voui i iuMie in in uy oi caiio. in ni ym-ij
nil Ih.. M Ii anil 3U(I ilala a! June. k. II. ldTO. Ihi
unnDtiirna nanjun'i. ini-naiii cuik nue
thereon for ih year 1S), ce tal l"t vT lands
ituate In ailil ci'y l COro, and addition thereto
aeacrioeu www, 10 jtn i ,
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C.lrl.ini., March 10,1872.
3 m- W. B. OII.UF.RT, rrchaer.
PablUbed avery tnornlDg, Moadi7 ex
The houio and two toti iltuated on tba
corner of Eii;litcnth Dd Walnut ttrceH,
U offtired for .ttle on very reasonablo
termi. For ptvrtlcuUri apply on th nrem-
THE LITTLE KESTCCKtAX,
No. 53 Ohio lovec, U (fie pi tee where
thojikeep the frehet Cili and game, and
'.ho flnlit wlne, liquor and cigar, to bo
found In tho city. Dinner only twonty.
uvo cent. Oiicn day and night, at all
houra. J. K. Park. Proprietor.
XEWT GROCERY BT0RE.
A. Lovcn Iihj otvincd a grocery itore In
tho houioon tho corner of Fourteenth and
Walnut trucl, whero ho propoics to
keop a general Huorlmont of family, gro
cerim, provitlopj, cholco butter, oggj, etu.,
and ho promise! to sell liii goodi on as
re.i'onablo terms as can be obtainod at
any othor olabjishment of the kind In tho
chyj Olvo him a cr.U. fb2Mlm.
LO.T POCKET 1100K.
Last Friday ovening between the cor
ner of 'Eighth street and Commercial ave
nue nnd Tenth and Walnut, cither on
Eighth street,, Washington avonue or
Tenth street, a, poukot book cont lining a
sumofmonoy. The finder will bo well
rewarded by leaving it at tho storo of
Mrs. Anna Lung on Eighth street.
Mrs. Anna L tng)(on Eighth stroet be
tween Washington and Commercial ave
nues, has jtint received a fine spring stock
of millinery goudd, consisting of lut, bon
nets, ribbon", notions, otc., etc., to which
ho H.kn tliu attention of the ladies of
Cairo. .Mrs, Ling will tako pleasure in
bowing her goods to all who will favor
her with a cal. 3.9.1m.
THE NEW hTOIIEl
Wcdcslro re'poetfiilly to inform tho
citlxons of Ciilfu that our Mr. II. Pock will
open temporarily, un office at
Mn. Kill.' millinery storo fur
tho' sale of tho SingorSuwlng Machine,
attachments, silk and llnimn thread, Ac., of
our manufacture. Any ono desiring to c
euro tho agency for tint sale of our pro-
ducts In Southern Illinois, will do well to
cull on hlra at an early duy.
The Hinder Manufacturing Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.
"We have no hesitaton In recommend-
Ing'Wllliam Enler., boot and shoo maker
as worthy of most libarnl nutrntm Wa
know wherefore we spenW when w
his work is hone in a mmtorlv ,, nn .,
tho lowest prices. Ho utci nothing but
the best of fock, and lie cannot lJB fcxceji.
ea in meufiiicate task or making n .
act fit. Olvo him a call at hi shop n
Twentieth street, botwoon Washington
avenue and Poplar street, nearly opposite
the court houso, and we will guarantee
Pat Fitzgerald, of tho sample room
has received the appointment of agont for
me sale of the Hammondsport, N. Y., Ur
Vlne L'onPny' wines In this city
1 ins iiii
with which wo havo been
iavore4 Is lample of the quality of
wines, then we are prepared to say
mat mey are amont; tho best we have ever
i"ifcl. He has just received a largo con-
gninent, which bo Is prepared to sell at
tho lowest figures. He has also on hand a
Irgo and complete stock of the various
brauda of Irish, Scotch and American
wblskbjs, and wdm of every variety.
TUB CAIRO D.VILi lll'M.lSTIN.TCESDAY.-MAllOH
THE WW CITY DADS.
TIIK MEETING LAST NIGHT.
WHAT WAS DONK AND
Tin' roilnell I'onvcncd withtlio following
WOOD (.PEAK. -
Tho bund of Joseph U. Taylor, city
ireasurtT. was rend, and it was tnoveu
thut It bo approved and (lied, when
Col. Wood, who would not loio an op
portunity to sa something for tho world
with Scotland thrown In objected; but
C.il. lWardcn, In a few well-timed remarks,
wiped tlw objection out, anl the motion
Tho bonds of Cain and Howlcy were np
proved and filed.
Hero occurred a talk-light about what
husincM could bo transacted at the meet
ing, in which tbo Mayor "squashed'' Col
The mavor nominated F. M. Ward for
street supjrvltor, with tho following re
Henry Martin was nominated for night
No '. a
James O. linn was then nominated for
R. F. Uillincsby was nominated for
Charles Moe'liner was then nominated
for night policeman:
John Oladney was then nominated for
E. A. Burnett was then nominated for
Comptroller and Assessor:
L. II. Myers was nominated for Chief of
Phillip Hino was nominated for night
Con firm oJ.
Win. McIIalo was nominated for jailor
M. L. Dunning
was iiominaUd for
was nominated for weigh
Rev. T. J. Shores baptised a number of
converts on Sunday, near the foot of Four
In ronscquenco cf tho great lengtli of
theaddrjss of Mayor Lansden, read before
tho Council last night, and published in
The IIuli.f.ti.v this morning, considerable
local matter, prepared for this morning'
paper, Is crowded out.
A number of teams ero busy yesterday
hauling a lot of new scraperi from one of
tho what f boats to the placo whoa .Mr.
Timothy Uooth is at work on tho Cairo &
Vincennes railroad, Tlieso scrapers wero
purchased in St. Louis and arrived liuro
on Sunday morning, pur steamer Hello
Tiio "City Shoo Storo," corner of
Eighth stiect and Commercial avenue
will next Saturday recelvo onu of tho lar
gest nnd finest assorted stocks of tho cele
brated Hroluild boob), shoos, gaiter, etc.,
over brought to Cairo. Tiio stock was se
lected with a viow to supplying our people
witlt tho best and most seasonable articles
of the kind to be found in tho market.
DR. MARY SAFFORII.
Tho following, from tiio Chicago 'Sun, '
is iutereslng and. gratifying:
If any persons nro disposed to doubt
tho ability of woman to achieve success in
tiio profession of medicine, such doubts
must bo dispelled whoit tho case of ML
J. SaiTord is undorstood. Tins lady, who
cam 11 to Chicago a few months ago) and
establish horself at No. 7'J8 Wabash av
enue. Is demonstrating most satifartorily
tho ability of women to become efficient
and akllllul physicians and surgeons.
Tho young colored gcr.tloiimn to whom
w. referred in Sunday morning's papor as
having obtulnod u liconso to marry tho girl
that ho loved more "nor any othor gal ho
ever seed," and that the mother of tho girl
knocked their arrangements tfi miirpv Intn
a cocked hat, by making oath that her
daughter wa. not yet of ago, Rnd that she
objected to tho marriage, did cros, the
MUsisslppi to Missouri, on Sunday, whero
the matrimonial ceremonies were pBr.
formed. The happy couple rotunud t".
Cairo In tho evening of the samu day, M
happy as two big sun flowers in 11 sun
For Balk. A cottage on 12th street
containing 7 rooms, cistorn and out
house corapUte. Apply to
W. W. TaToaifTov,
OJUMU I' lUUEEU H03.
1 1 u 1
Hn;il Jo.nt Moetlni 01 the City Coune'l rntled
fur id pnrpo of oixanltins; unoer th ti-w
h sril. . 0 1 1 ,, .
cuucl ih-rnli r 1
Oilrn, 111,, Mhuii II, 172. f
Present. His Honor, Mnvi.r L-msiloii
and IIu Iit, Cttimliigl am, H.illiday, Hurd,
.Mutcnii, rutins, ji utiii ti, 11 ibiiikon, Uai-
ford. Sehuli, Snii', Stan dl, Stin-.lon, Tay
lor, Walder Wtotuml Wo.Iward-18.
The Mayor nroso ah dinvurod Ins in-
augurnl address as follows :
GtnVemtn of tht Ciy C'oiiweft :
In onieruig upon me municipal yoar
nuw heloru nr. it becomes necessary tu in-
rorin ur ucuualtil ourselves with tne wuiiu
and rcqtiironiiiiils of the city, and to under
stand luliv tho inuuiis In our hands, or
within our reach or control, In tho proper
uu of which tho best Interests of uur city
timy be odv .need and subserved.
These wants and renuiremcnts. tspecl
allv those pertaining to what Is usually
denominated publiu improvements, aru
open mid patent to us nil j but when wo go
a step turtliur ami venture 10 tuniieji, ur
makoilic inquiry, now tnco wants may oa
suntilied or ridiilreinents met, tuoso
who ure most muuraiit or tlie real sunn
lion of alfiilrs uro frt-om-ntly tho most
re.uiv to liaxaru wiinl retmlalloii lliuy nave
in sugguttlng plans nnd schemes which, to
tliem, appear eminently practicable onu
e 1 e ent.
It is nlwava casv. ctncciallv for those
who never look lor any thing else, to find
and paint out objections and defects In
what ottiors Uo or propose. 1 ney ar wnui
wo may call chronic fuult-ttnders, and
when, in the couwoof events, somethlni;
happens to be donoor tako place to which
thuv call state no Sensible oliiectlon, they
(liioM) of tho wliolo matter by saying that
tile pialisinuity, nr goori iooks 01 ino iwing
110 its face, lavs imtrong foundation for
thosiuplclon that tlicro H somelhinz rad
leiillv wromr in U10 back-ground. Of
sui'h) throi no liope j Hfil wlillo all tilings
are iiippO'Oil to euisurvo S'jiiid wio pur'
nosuniid till some necessary place or posi-
tion in tiio world, vet tho pliion or p.itll !!
for sucli persons has, hitherto, imvur beau
(ll-covereil. or at nasi never ueunuciy
iMitiy of us have entered here, laying to
our souls tho flattering unc
tion that by our abilily or by
any system of trimming, or by any mast
erly innctivcty, wo can pleaso everybody
and avoid abuso an nil hands, n short nnd
unprotected term of servico hero will
soon etlectuallv dist.el thu deluiioti, and
leach us that after nil about tho only rule
wo can ndont with safety to tho public.
and preservative of our own self rospeci, i
that of Davy Crocket. " Ho euro you're
right nnd gonheod:"
I desiro to call yonr attontlon first to tho
financial condition of tho city. We
must fully understand this before, wo can
bo prepared to understand properly any
thing elso connected with tho administra
tion of its atlalrs.
Especially must wo knew our ability be
foro wo can undertoko anything that will
hi como a draft or tax upon tho same. In
business matters, no man Is regarded ns
wise orulscrcet who does not keep well tic
fore himself his exact situation and capa
hilitie?, nnd lining sight or 1'ieso, l.o floun
ders in the niiro ana sinus out cr sit; lit.
The bonded debt of, tho city i, nt this
time, I'JOUSl.SO. Tho'scrip outstanding
)n tho 4th of lat January was $'.'o,"CI.lO.
which has since open reuueoa to $zu,U2i,'
making S-110,Rt)7.7I the entire indebt
cdness of tho city at tho prosent time.
Tliis indebtedness is about
thirteen per cent. of tlie
tho assesfed valuation of the real nnd per
sonal property in the city Nst summer,
ahowim: us that wa am far buvond the
limit or liidcl.t.,Jiicj (Itd bv tl.o'now Con-
atltiitinn in article nine, section twoh'n
White tliii provision of tho Constitu
tion innv not ho held to iiptilv to tht istu
ance of scrip in p-tvmcnt of tho current
and nccpsfiiry cxpnnses of tho city, and to
recli-cin wiiicu tuxe.s nnu llci-ne ninneys
uro collected, yet it certainly applies to tho
contracting of indebtedness for improve
ments nnu outer purpoioi, Where fpeciHl
asessuients uro not in contemplation ; nnd
even in that cao, tlicro may bo an ulti
malo liability on tho part of tiio city in
cmes of failuro to collect such nsiccsinonts
to pay fjr improvements.
From this stalmcM of our indchledtters.
it will bu seen that 11 1 least since tho adop
tion of tho now Constitution, wo havo not
been, till d ore not now, in a condition to
borrow monoy or issuo bonus, with which
improvements could bo made, although
wo may continue, its hcretoforH, to mako
the niwary repairs upon the sidewalks
n ml streets out of tho general funds of the
Accordinc to n recent decision of ouo
supremo court, (Webster r. tho city of
Chicago), construing section four, article
nine, of tho constitution, it seems that un
der ourcitv eiiarti-r wo can Uo nothing In
tho way of building sidewalks, filling
streets, or making other like, improve
mynts, by menus of special assessments,
tinlil'thc nassago of some act bv tho lecis-
laturo remedying delects in cziatlug laws.
inquiries navo been niauo why lioproye
merits havo not been undertaken and car-
ried through by means of these special as-
xessmentf, but it will bu found that It hns
not been from any opposition of the cltv
authorities to tho making ot the Improve
menu required by tho wants of tho city,
but nolelv because of th uncertainty in
existing laws as to our right or powur to
carry torward and carry out such under
tiiKings. netoro thu decision above ro
ferred to, tho city might, notwithstanding
thu uncertainty of thu inattor, havo
plunged headlong Into thu making of im
provements bv such nsifssiiiiinu. nnd IihiI
she done o, slid would now bo struggling
to get out of tho dilllculty, with no little
cost for her temerity.
Tho experience of tho cities, at
lonst of this state, lias proven that
in making improvements bv moans
of special assessments, they havo been
un 10 more cost nnu oxpeuso tii'in inov
havo incurred, panning, from nil oilier
sources, undjio ono of them is, perhaps, a
stronger example of this than our own
iho assessed vnluool the real and per
sonal estate in tho city for 1871 wa? 2.-
3:111,870 00 which Is beliovcd lo havo benn
n fair and rcasomiblo valuation, nnd it Is
not supposed tnat tho assessment for this
year will vary materially from that of
lll.t Vl'nr. lTmliir lint .lli. ,.h,il.. .1... I......
of ono half of one per cont. for tiio goner-
in Hum noiuu pronuce, necoruing to said
assessment, should thu wholo tux ho col
lectcd, about SI 1,700 00. To this sum
must bo nddod tlm lncoino from I tpioisns
nliout 13,000, and linos, about Si ..'.fin.
making tin entire conornl fund itlilriitnf In
about $27,200 00.
Out of this general fund must "bo paid
officers' salaries, $11,000; Polico Magis
trates $000; for gas In street lamps, en
gino houses and council chamber, about
3,G00; city Jailor nnd repairs on jail,
About $3,000: nrintlnir. Si. Hon. font mf
council chamber nnd expense uf clerk's
ofllce, about $700; tiro department,
about $1000 and allowing,- say S-COJ
to cover all oilier expenses, such
ns that of elections, Hoard of Health, tVc.
which luiiiiuv uu I'.uuniioiy stated In mak
ing an estimate of expenditures, wu havo
ill., u e 1-. tint ... 1 .. . 1 1 v . . .
auui 111 .o,uuo iu iiu puin oui ot tllO
Keneral fund. And when we make tho
propiir alliiwanco for abalomonts in tho
coliecilnn of the taxes, wo will readily seo
lllllt Wtltjn ,dl llwi f.irni.iillii- i.v li..iiana up..
r.f .si ,u,a wnl bo lluli ,f anyihlng, left
in inn gimorul fund for other purposos.
lax .ft "QCU-y charier, wo cun collect
1. .a1 Ol""ovorttl purposes; name
ly, one half of one por cont. for each fund,
the general fund, tho Improvement fund
ana tbo iiitciifi iiinu, unu n nitffiuiunt per ,
trnt.ttpiy tUintnipst on the Fox How-
nro iv uo. I'on" -i t -ii was I. I.. 11 ill ul une
im'Cc'm. lust year; tho' Ontit-o tux levied
astyoar bntng two per cunt up.,n tho ass-
cssod value ul tbr- r -,tl and pfis.inul prop
ortv r.' I ti riml bv the a'so'or.
1 Ills is tho OXtunt of the tux'.IlL' nownr nl'
tho cliy, not to hifiillon wlint powers urn
ttlvun in cermlii railroad charters for thu
levy mid collection ol'tuxo'..
I" T tho menus to ivir.Oni. luinbi" and
oth r iiiHtnii'tls for a.ifewaiks mid f 11 thu
psvni-iit lurlubur on siuowlis, strcu;saiid
sewois, uo haVu to I, nc .0 llin
.Improvumont Ittnd, beforo mentloneJ,
which can. In no c:a. otcsiod nliuut
$t 1.7-tO oxr.nnlvo cf th t ami un . collected
by tliu trcot supervisor, which will
feel SI,i0U, It seems.
rrom daiiutry -lth, 1371, t Junuarv
4th, lrJ7J, the city oxp-nil d on thu side
walk anil streets $11 HC5.S0, rullv us
much us wo cm oxpeet to realize, under
tho most favorable circiim.tiinces from tho
improvement fund, Including tho mono)
collected In lieu of street labor. 11 v fir
tiio larger portion oftliissum Ii is been ex
pended In thu repair of sidewalks, no en
tirely new sidewalks having In uny citso
ixieii uiiiii uuruig 1 11 u yenr.
1 His work ol ropiring sidowalks mid
streets will liavo to go on, of course; but
in making all such Improvements, at least
up to tho time when woliiii roort to
special assossment, wo will nccessii'ily bo
1?. ..I.. 1 . . .1.. - f ... 1
iiiiiueu 10 iou means uiriiKiieii uy ino
Tho mutter of slrcet-fllliir nnd the
building of new sldownlkt will no doubt
receive the attention they rrquiro at 011r
nanus, 1 nave tins to tn: however, that
hotild tho city commence tho building of
new Fiuuwuu wnoiiy 111 thu public cx-
peiur, nnd then nbondon thut for tho
system oispeeial ii!sosment, 11 manift
Itijuslleo wouM bo (1 Hie. 10 t i.X 1 1 in
public for a new it.-w.ilk in tiriu place.
and thnn throK t'o wh de burden or hx-
pensfl 11 nuw si i.- .ilk in another plncn
upon lh'-sj who fiapp'ii t' own the pro
perty tijiuii whi h It fronts I' neither jut
nor eqtli'.ubft. As to thu general repairs
upon tlm sidewalks, it is best that they
shuuld bo made at tho public expense,
especially whero they have originally
been built by specinl taxation.
Daring tho past year but ono suit has
been Instituted against tho city for injuries
received on account of defective sidewalks.
Tills suit resulted In 11 Judgment ngalnt
tho city for ift50. Considering tho condi
tion of tho walks, nltnotigh tho city has
aucn uoing an too count to keep them in
repair, there would havo been no occa
sion or reason for surpriso had thoro been
other suits besides tho ono mentioned
Tho citizens havo very uenerally fully ap-
predated the efforts mado by tho city to
keep tho walks in rop-itr, and havo not
been di-posed to tako advantage of what
has been to the city n souroo of tnoro or
les concern and ombarrajsmmt.
Tho ontlro amount paid out for ma
terials and labor for the sidewalks alone,
during tho year just pint, is $11,42105;
and It is believed that this largo
sum has been fairly nnd judiciously
"sxponded for tho best interests of the city
generally. Moro than this sum could
scarcely have been cxpnded without so
increasing the volume of scrip ns to de
preciate its villi t In about ttt same ratio
as thu Increase In nmoiint.
Last May the c'ty council provided for
the payment of interest upon city orders,
sinco which timo they havo remained al
most at par. and thi fact, taken in con
nection with tho largo expenditure for la
bor and matrrials upon tho strcots, shows
what the city has gained by thus apprecia
ting or chancing tho value of Its orders
M in-over, although the larco sum of
$10,176.07 of this interest bearing scrip
has alrt-nJy Loon rilni.mil by thu city
treasurer, yol tho amount of interest piid
on the redemption of tiis same was onlv
the small sum of $32. 12.
None of us will, however, overlook tho
fact that unle-s our expenditures nro re
stricted i,n every hand, consistent with the
actual wants siftliecity, the payiiicnlof no
amou.it of Intere't will keep up thu value
of scrip of tho city, turnover the volume,
of scrip is expanded beyond what will be
absorbed by licenses, fines and
tuxes for tho general nnd im
provement funds, tin-surplus will riow be
in demand and tho vljolu v.Iuinu will be
come mo-o or less depreciated.
As beforo itat'd, th'j seilp now out
standing nmouiits to about $10,076
and had tho city trenuror been enabled
to goon with the collection of the t -x-s of
H7I and complete tho sunn-, utmost all of
lint sum, or at least tho latgir portion of
it, would have now been uliuirlied, Dili!-uiiltii-s
h ive, however, arisen in tiio way of
completing tho collection ; but 11$ soon as
they uro removed, it will lie curtied for
ward 111 rapidly ns circumstances will
Tho bonded Indebtedness of tho oily, I
liavo before remarked, is nt tills timo
$2'J0,'JS1 39. Of this sum, $12,712 81 ure
now overdue, nnd on the 23th inst. $S.
547 95 more of said bonds become due.
Tho city has not been utile to pay these
overdue bonds for the reason tlmt'ull the
rovenuosho lias been ublo to collect from
all sources has nosescarily been expended
for other purposos ; und tor reasons beforo
staled, she has not been ublo to borrow
monoy or soil other bonds, so
us to tako up thuso now
due. The funds sha has col
lectcd by tnxution und from other
sources, havu teen applied to tho payment
of the necessary current expenses of the
city, nnu 10 1110 making 01 sucli repairs
and improvements upon thu sidewalks
umliM ubio7utoT-I ndiS)iJ,)sf0bi "P"n
'UTho city im" hovovor.'been paying to a
number of the holders of thuto ovoriluo
bonds tho intirest thereon, as it has nc.
crued from timo to time, many, if not a
majority of them, bofng satisfied and will
in to L'lvo further timo for tho rnvment
of tbo principal, provided tbo interest
should bo regularly and promptly mit.
t'orino taking up or piymetit of tlieso
bonds, I wouid recommend thu iidantion
of an ordlnanco providing for tho issuanto
of about eighteen onu thousand dollar
bonds, paynblo in ton year, with ton por
cent, interest, the same to bo exchanged.
under tho direction of the Finance Com
mittee, for tho boiidit of tho city now over
due, according to tho face or par vuluo of
Almost till of theso nvcrdtio bonds boar
ten pur cent, interest, and it seems Unit it
would bu best to mako them paynblo
ton yoars henco which would bring thum
duojn 1882. Should they bo mado p.iyu
bio at a later date,aild not beyond 20 years,
thuy would bucomo duo when, purhaps, u
largo nmount of other bonds woro falling
due, thus making tho burden at
that timo so much grentor.
Thoy should bo mado paynblo ni ,t tjmu
wlion the city was least burdened with
other maturing indebtedness.
It is believed thut uliuost nil of
the holders of theso bonds would ugreo to
exchatigo them on tho terms above Hated;
und by such an urrangeniont ino Indebted
ness of tho city would not bo increased;
iho time for its payment would buoxioud
e.l, without scurcely chunging the form of
Y'ou liivo nil known of tho complaints
mude concert ing tbe payment of iuturust
on tiio Fox, Howard & Co. bonds by per
sons who paid their special ussossments for
thu street filling done by that firm. A
low of them havo declined or refused lo
pay thu interest.
Every ore conccdos that there is good
cause tor such complaints; but tho diffi
culty ha been to providn a romedy, or fur
nish remuneration to such persons.
A new assessment might, perhaps, havo
boon tmi'lii and tho bonds paid olT ; ' iti
the law now stun la slid has stood Ioi aytm
ilmiiitini, ii in- not 1 ' t o. t .
01.1 .j un.l ra.ry l.il'ougii sucli nil assess
ment with any liopu of success.
If, thornloro, wo cannot n.iw look to a
riaiscmcnt us 11 ronicdy, tho question
Arises can the city provide for tho re
funding or payment back of tho amounts
p sht out by such pursuis'f To do tht,
tbo city woiitd havo to raise money by
taxation or tho salt of bonds, or by ab itihf,
lo speak, tho Fox, Howard A Co. Inter
est in favor of such perxuu, no'tlmr of
winch, 11 is beliuvoil, the city c in do.
As wv 11 rj now situated, no ouo expects
lliai tuu city would lie able t ) ral'u tho
necessary funds by luxation j and ns to
the Isoinni'o and s.ifu ot bonds r borrow
1114 iiioin-y, for sit ;ii, or uny i ther, pur-
iio-e, the prohibit. cm in the present Con-
stiltl iou s an Is directly in tiio way; such
11 proceeding upon tho part of ino oity '
largely liiur.'iising Its IiiUiidihiiicsi,
As to re.e.is.iu sucn persons noin tue
payment ot Intend 011 those bonus, nil
cm eo that were we to do , then 10
raise thu required aiiiuiint of Interest tho
tax tlureior on uii oilier ptrsons
would IiuVj to bu correspouditigly
increased, and the iisil'SIiiI'IIiI of such 11
lux would be practically without any tun
funnily whatever, nnd hence itU-gul.
Resides, In all those cusei where the pay
ment .f tin speci il asiussm 'til w .uld bu
regarded as merely u voluntary piiyment
and bunco not constituting a legal demand
ugutusl tho city, or onu nut capable of be
ing put Into n Judgment, tho city would
havo no right to mako any payment, ur
ul vo any credit, or mako any deduction or
abitement; nnd should she undertake to
do so and thus treat such n piym.int us a
legal and vinid claim against 'tier wlie.i in
laei it was not, she wir.ilil be subject or
liable to an injunction at iho option of any
person lntcrclel In tho Inatteror to hoaf-fect'.-d
by her arlion.
Tliesu ure no cajilioos iibJ -. vion, nufuio
they pointed out in nnyuc'i spirit. Til y
nieit us ul tin' very ihrushholil wlienevr
we enter upon ilio inslilera'.loii 01 iu
There nro other matters to which I might
call your ntleiit on, of nut less Importance,
perhaps, than tome of those already men
liotied; among which I may name that of
supplying the dilfurent parts of tho cit
with water for tho extinguish
ment of fires, nnd the tiuro efficient
organizstioii of the Firo Department.
Those mailers will all receive, at your
hands, the attention lliev reunite.
During the year prist, tho good order of
ourcitv has been preserved ns well, per
han. as wo could, under most circum
stances, expect. Of course, defects, short
comings and Inefficiency will appear,
moro oriels, overvwheru; but when theio
uro llinitoc' to it reasonably small compass
or number, it is us much us we can expect,
or reasonably hope ror. Our city has not
been iho re-ort. to onv considerable ex
tent, of those characters or persons, the
merits or lioiiorablencss of whoso calling
consists chiefly In tho dexterity with which
tbov obtain what belongs to othur', with-
otit'coiisideration.and too often with cniiro
sufctv to themselves.
When wo ct so far along that wo can
not sco thu difference between the good
and tho b.td in either private or public
morals, nor between good order and publio
quiet, and a general throwing off of nil
those restraints which such order
and quiet require nnd imposo, we tuny
well givo placo to those who acknowledge
no such ciUerenco 10 exist.
Tho experience of tho past year hns
shown, I believe, mat tho general wcl
taro 01 the city ns to an these
matters depends largely upon the dis
countenance, by tho authorities, of the
nri-snpr in our city of nil thine char
acters who nro generally not regarded as
deirahlo acoulsitiou- anywhere.
Entrusted us wo are, Willi the a,')rtip.U
tralinn of tho alftirvut tile cite fur un.
other year, w 'will not forget that the
puonc look to us to give thut lime and at
teiition, carefully und promptlv.to tho bus
ness and Inti-rests of tho city which its
welfaru demands at our hands. Wo have
umlortfckon to do this, and tho obligation
snuuiu ou lallliiuny pt-rlormed.
JnllN M La.vsuen
THE WORLD'S PAIR FOR 1870.
Held daily in every vity mansion and
cottage, and at tho cheerful fireside of thu
farmers home uwardcJ to thu Singei
Sewing Machine tho following prize
Sowing Mnchlno salo for 1870:
Tho Singer Manufacturing Co 127,633
heeler nnd vt ilson .Htniutuctur
ing Co 83,206
Howe Machine Co 75,150
r .. i. i,..i i .1 ti .i i
uiusur u. u.iKiT ouwiiig jiucuinu
Weed S-jwing Machine Co
Wilcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine
Plorenco Sewing Machine Co
Amorican Mutton Holu Sowing
Machine Co ,
ino noovo is irom twirn staiumunts
SILVER AND LINEN '1 IIItEs,D.
Which wi'l you huy, i pi n I of
With a sprinkling of thread,
Which you ran break with your I wo llttlo Corera
Or a poiiDd of thread
Which Is unmixed with lend,
Th' can rIwhs be fopn'i atthSinx'-r ss;eiicr
S inger Manufacturing Co., nt Mrs. EliiV
T. H. Ellis, proprietor, cornpr 7th streot
Com,nerci"1 "venue, O
( PreP"rcd to "ccoinmodato thu
Cairo, Ills,, is
prepared lo accommodato tlm publio with
board by tho day, week or month, at lower
rates than any othor first-class homo in
lhocily. Tho rooms aro all well fur
nishod, light and airy, good samplo rooms
for the accommodation of Commercial
agents. Tho houso is located in tho ccn
terof tho business part of tho city within
ono squaro of tho post office. 4-9-tf
Just received at Bristol ii Stilwell'
canned Murlett Poars,Apricots,nnd Muscat'
Ornpes, Also a full assortment of best
bruiids of other canned goods. No. 32
Eight streot. 8-1-tf.
"Wanted. A nurnu nnd chambermaid.
Apply Immediately at tho Rulletin of
flco. To girls who can furnish good refer
ences, the highest wages will bo givon.
Marriage Ouidk. Interesting work
numorous engravings, 221 pages. Frico
60 cents. Address Dr. Hull' Dispensary,
No. 12 North Eighth Slroot, St. Louis, Mo.
Sco Advortisnmont. tf,
Go to No. 32 Eighth streot, nnd gel
some of tho novol and excellent Java
Imperial Tea, und try it. 8.4tf.
For THE best St. Louis laior in tho
city, go to Rlankonhurg's Excolsior aa-
Fresh St. Louis lager ber just rocei ved
at tho Excolsior saloon. F. Hlankenburg,
Uo to the Excelsior saloon for
St. Louis lager bear, '
NOT I CK.
Pernons hot li.g claims ugniiisl the sub
contractors of tho Cairo & Vincinnei rall
road under ui, will proo;lt tbe same to us
for scttlernet, at tho St. Ctinr.es hotel, on
Thursday 11th lust.
Donor, Lord a Co.
HON. HENJ. Y, TAYLOR
Will Lecture at the Atiieneum,
Tiiurhday Evening, .Marimi 14. Suu
JKCT: "TilOt'llllT and ir Ciiahiots."
Wu think thut tlioso who havo been dis
posed to censure Mr. Taylor for fulling to
nieel preceding appointment will acquit
lino of blame when tliey learn that the
causes wem entlru'y beyond his control,
and that ho has noted so gentlemanly and
generously ns to offer to servo us on tho
I4tli Inst., If wo pay him only, the cost of
hi railroad fare and hotel hill. He l
willing to help us to retrieve our lose,
and wo hopo n good bouse 1 11 greet him
on his hppearnnco Thursday night.
Tickets nt W. . Rockwell A Co., II. A.
Illinium's und II. C. Loflln's. R-serred
seats may bo secured on Thursday, at tbe
Auction Store, next door to the Atbenetitn.
See. Corn. Y. M.C. A.
ARRIVED and departed.
Hteainei. Where from. Where to
N.L'ttigworth. Louisville. ...New Orleans .
Glasgow N. Orlosns...St. Iouls. V
Sim. Oar Cnmeltnn Memphis.''
Glasgow Louisville.... Whi to river.
Mary Alice. Orleans. ..St. Imls.
Minncola Memphis. ..-.Cincinnati.
.1. N. Kellogg.St Louis New Orleans.
Ark. Ilclle Kvansville...Evansvi1le.
John Kilgour. Louisville. ..-New Orleans.
Common sv Itb.St. l)iii...New Orleans.
It Momphls,..St. Lout,.... Memphis.
Julia... St Louis Vlcksburg.
J. S. Noil Louisville... Memphis.
U.S. Turner-N Orleau...Loulsvllle.
Robt. Mltchell.N. Orleans ..Cincinnati.
II. C. Yitrger St. Louis Now Orleans.
Frank Forest-Memphis..... Evansville.
Robt. Hums... Cincinnati... Memphis.
S. S.Mcrillc...St. Louis.. -White river.
St. Joseph, . . .St. Louis... .Memphis.
City of Alton-N. Orleans,
Idlewild - Evunsvillu
Emma KHiott. Memphis..,
IS. T 1.
tirnna lower. Jlemphls
Dexter X. Orleans.
K. I'. Kountz.Bt. Louis. ..-Red river.
Illinois Columbus. ..Columbus.
Fontcnollo,..-.N. Orleans... St. Louis.
condition or the river.
Tho river at this (dace continue to de.
clino daily at a slow ralo. At Cincinnati
tho river has 0 feet In the channel, and
falling. At Pittsburg there is but 3 feet
in thu Monungithcla, and falling, The
river is reported rising slowly at Louis
ville, with 5 feet 7 Inches in tho Canal.
Cumberland river continues to rise very
fast, with plenty Of water on Harpcth
ShoaU. At Shrevcport Red river Ii fall
ing very slowly. Tho fall In the Mil-
iisippi continues,, and the channel Is
getting ragged, nnd boat run big chances
trying to run at night.
uuu.ii,(s. imi -,p, UllClJ
IIIJhIKKxK AXIS WEATHER.
Rusincss was good, during Sun Jay and
Monday. There is plenty of freight on
hand and tonnage i, needed vers much.
AH tho boats cleared witli good trips.
Yestirdiy was ono of thoso cold, dlia,
grcoablo days. A lljhtsnow fell early lo
the morning and a cold, cutting wind pre
vailed all day.
Tho Minticola whilo on hor way up
from Memphis picked up a snag near
Osceola lost Friday mornng at a o'clocV,
and was badly hurt. Tho snag struck her
on tho larboard side just oft the steam, and
at tho waters odgo tearing awy nearly all
tho forc-castlo on that side of the boat,
and also took away a portion of tho guard.
Tho S. S, Morrick bad eight hundred
tons assorted freight for White anj Ar
kansas rivers. She wjlj re-ship her Ar
kansas river freight on the Minnio an,d her
Whito rivor consignments to go forward
on the Sioux City nnd Little Rock. She
then returns to St. Louis and will, be
painted before she enters her northern
Ciljr Natlonssl IUtak Bnlldln;.
ysySpclat attention paid to, order Irora steam
nats nlxhtor dav."tsi
NOTICE- OF REMOVAL,
Having removed my boot and siwo shop
to tho north side of Eighth strectrtween
Commercial nvcniio and Ohio leveo, oppo
site my old stand, I invite all my cus
tomors to call on mo In my now quarters,
wncre I shall keop on hand and tnanufarj
turo nil kinds of custom-made boots a1
shoes, and guarantee In the future, as
havo done in tho past, to give good wos!
good stock, good fits and perfect satisf.1
tlm. PaiLLir Bauqii.
truth. Tho powers of Mrs. Whit
comb's Syrup for trhlldren are as posltivo
as the sunlight from heaven, and gentle
nnd soothing ns an nrigol's whisper.
lMroRTED Malaga grapes at Jorgen
sou's, corner of Twentieth street aud
Washington avonuo. ti
Go to Dr. McGuuley for Rattinger's Fc
vor Drops. Wurranted to cure the chills,
Java Imperial Tea at Bristol A Stil
Paul G. Schuh fell Rattinger's medi
(Successor to P. Saup.)
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
FIREWORKS, TOYS, NOTIONS, ETC.,
103 Coramsirelssl Avenue, between
Mevtmtlisi suaraius Jtreu,