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01TICIAL PAPER OF-C0UST1UXD CITY
TYATC1IMANX WHAT OF TJfENlGIITJ
Putting aside tho nssurnnco of Grant'
conservatism, convoyed to us by tologram
from tho federal capital, wo reccivo tho mani
ifet depression und disappointment 0MI10
radical lender, nnd their protracted nhd prd
fouitd rctlct'itco, as an Intimation
worthy of especial weight, that tho foro
shadowings of tho Incoming administration
already given, aro not in harmony with tho
radical programme. Radical orators and ed
itors, ordinarily overflowing with promises
to party friends, aro wonderfully cool and
qulut, oven respecting tho advancement of
thoso measures that form tho very spirit and
essenco of tho party. Their sllonco is really
gloomy, and betray tho fact that they are
looking to the futuro with feelings of distrust
.The presidency of u great republic tho
highest gift possible for men to confer was
placed within tho roach of general Grant, and
to say that ho was unmindful of its crowning
h n .rs is to deny him tho character of an In
telligent citizen. What he did to grasp them
that was not comortablo with consistency;
what ho yluldod of hi conviction of govern
ment policy; and wiat ho accepted that bad
been In antagonism therewith, can well bo
cxf".ic-d whoti we set a truo valuo on tho
prkcless goul to tho raco which ho ran. Tho
prob:ibilitio' aro now strong, amounting
very nearly to cortalnties, that Grant as tho
radical candidate, will not bo a model for
(Jr.kM tho president. There is reason for be-
llovlng that, although ho may not have that
vast comprehensiveness of mind that will
tako Iti tho varied wants and complications of i
the hour, he will, nevertheless, honestly de
vote himself, wo are assured, to a study of
these measure and principles calculated to
work out tho greatest good to tho 'greatest
number, and hold on with an honest pertinac
ity to that which ho conceives as best adapted
for tho accomplishment of that end. Thoro
is rc.von for believing, and the reason is seen
In the ominous sile'tico of thoso who were
looked to to shape his administration, that ho
is not in full sympathy with the prohibitory
Uriirmenof Now England j with tho clam
orcrs for universal suirrage under an act of
congress; with tho cryers of huvoc who seek
the further distraction of the south ; or tho
blue-bellied philanthropists who would placo
th African in congress, in the gubernatorial
chair, on the bench. There is reason to be
Hove, and it w.i! Indicated by tho forty-seven
radical votes In the house against tho repeal
of tho civil tcnuro act, that congress will not
have his concurrence in all Its mad schemes,
looking to the contralixatlon of Increase'
power within Itself, and to the prostitution
of co-ordinate branches of government. And
there is reason to believo that, whatever may
be tho purpme of congress, he will strive to b
tho oxccuUve of tho people, putting away
from him that blindness and bitumen of par
ty spirit that sees nothing commendable or
meritorious outside the circle of party friends.
All this has boon foreshadowed, and radical
leaders, cognizant thereof, show signs of dis
may atthu prospect.
It Is for tli- democracy to hopo and wait.
They have nothing to lose and everything to
gain. If general Grant Is govurncd by tho
conservatism the "signs of tho times" connect
with hit administration, tho democracy will
bo tho gainer, and will Indorse and support
him. If, however, contrary to expectation,
and directly In the fucoof pro-sent Indications,
he I govcrnod by tho contracted, fanatical
view that control congross, the democracy
will feel their disappointment, although really
in no worse tlx than bolero. The dashing
down of our hopes, inspired by the present
nij ectof ntl'uirs, will be deplored j' but "con.
fusion worse confounded" than tho past four
years havo brought upon us, is not oven
among tho probabilities of Grunt's adminis
tration. SK '.V PA It A OR A PUS.
C 'lUtot from our latest tr Irgraint.
UcfclltlailU to Teatlf)'.
Mr. Poland, of Vermont, Introduced Into
tho house of congress on Monday, a bill al
lowing tho defendant in criminal case to tes
tify. Tho bill provide that any dofendant
In any United States court may, at his own
request, testify and bo deemed a competent
witness, the credit to bo given to his testimony
being left solely with tho Jury, under the In
structions of tho court. Hut the refusal of
such person to testify shall not bo considered
by tho jury ns ovldunco against him. It wa
The Ohio Illvrr UrldKe Uueitlo.
Gen. Humphreys, in his statement before
tho commlttoo relatlvo to tho propor pn of
onuges ror tho Ohio river, gavo a hi opinion
that it should not bo let than 400 feet, and
groatcr according to tho particular topo
graphy. Tho conclusion of the committee
tro likely to be based on general Humphrey'
Bf lsUsliil ststd Forced lleconstructUB.
Thero appoar to bo a disposition among
republican congressmen to vote to admit Mis
aitslppl to congressional representation under
tho dofoatod constitution, tho samo as in the
caso of Alabama. Mr. Bingham introduced
a bill into the houso for that purposo.
Important Financial Bill.
In tho senate, on Monday, on important
nnunclal bill wa reported from tho commit
tco on finance, providing for gold contracts,
tho issuing of gold certificates, tho conversion
of greenback into five nor cent, bond, and
authorizing national bank to issuo note ro-
doomablo in coin. Thl is a moasuro decided
on by tho commlttco at their meoting on Sat
urday, and omits all provision to fund tho
public dobt. Tho bill was ordorod to bo
I. n ioj tl
1 i 1 i 1 '
MQ'"oo rv -WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20,,
prlnlcd foVfulSro t)or(,iut''frora a rsofy
glance at it senator andJ.mctnb,or and finajjj
clal fncnlookupon 11 a quite impracticable.
The flettsna field mo BxeentWa feaalon
On Monday, and honco the drafi of "tho pro
tocol for' tho lelilomdn't of the .Alabama claim
wa not rofrwlThe. jfclajoint of tho
protocol covering this kind of plaiin I learn
ed officially to be substantially us follow:
Article 3t Tho commission is to dccldo on
tho liabilUle of each government for all
claims. If a majority of tho commission is
not.idr or against theso claims then tho two
government aro to try and decide, and,' If
they fall, then they aro to agreo'upen on ar
bitrator or umpire. This arbitrator. bowover,
U to adjudgo only tho question of liability of
the rules that question In favor of the United
State government., The amount duo to each
cjiiimant i to, be ascertained by a majority of
tho commissioners. If he rules In favor of
tho Urltlsh government, tho claim I to be
perpetually barred. Tho arbitrator thus se
lected Is to be first nominated by tho president
to tho senate, and confirmed by that body bc
foro J.o can net.
"Wolf IiUml CoMtrorcrajr.
Tho supremo court, in the caso of Missouri
vs. Kentucky, concerning the ownership of
Wolf island, gave permission to tho plaintiff
on Monday, to file certain depositions subject
to exceptions, ond that Kentucky may file
such records from her public archive as may
lo deemed proper, and also subject to excep
tion. Tho case wo then continued until next
term, and depositions limited to November
The Illinois Hall Road Bill,
h From a reportof tho New York stock mar
ket dated the' 18th Inst., wo clip tho following:
Railway hare opened weak, nnd closed ac
tive and boiiyant. Thli is especially truo of
eastern roods. The hills in tho Illinois legis
lature looking to reduced fare on tho railroads
ofthatstato aro denounced in tho evening's
paper a "stockjobbing meaurc" not likely
to pass, und Inoperative If igncl for affording
a pretext for releasing tho Tllinols Central
from Its obligations to the slate. Uut it dis
cussion prevent "Western roads responding to
tho favorable circumstances arising from mon
tirtenbacka Ac, not Taxable.
In tho supremo court, Mondayrchlef Justice
Chase read the opinion of 'the. court in the
Now York bank cases, deciding that tho cer-
tlllcates of Indebtedness, or- three per cent,
certltlcatcs and United States notes and green
backs arc exempt from state taxation.
HI. ThoutSM Treaty.
There seems to bo no doubt that the senate
committee. will report tho treaty by which
mr. Soward agreed to pay 17,500,000 for St.
A negro stabbed his wife to death In 31 o-
bile, the other d-vr, because she wa desirous
that ho would behave better toward bor.
A dog belonging to a family near Faducah,
Ky., on Tuesday brought Into his muter'
yard a dead infant, supposed to bo about
twelve' hour old.
Mr. James Calllhandicd near Lowe station,
Ky. JIu was born in South Carolina in 17C3,
and was one hundred and five year und eight
montus old at his Ueatli.
Tho leuees of. the Mississippi Central rail
road, in order to secure tho tor vices of colonel
Sara Tnte, tho "railroad king of Tennessee,
havo guaranteed him a salary of $15,000 per.
annum for a scries of years,, and havo given
him 10,000 worth of stock In tho road.
What wo started In Atlanta for an elegant
opera house, ha been converted Inton capital
for thestato of Georghi. The building is five
stories high, tho upper one being covered by
a French roof. Theground floor i occupied
by stores, and tho basement by n saloon and
billiard room. Tho futuro legislature of Geor
gia will not havo far to go for their paper
collars and cock-tails.
General Alexandor S. Wobb has been ap
pointed grand marsh ul of tho forthcoming
Grant inauguration ceremonies. The gene
ral i a grand.ion of the late colonel S. B.
Wobb, who officiated as marshal upon the oc
casion of the first Inauguration of Washing
ton. The radicals nre theatrically disposed,
and carefully look after stago effect.
Tho greatest length of Ireland, from Crow
head on tho southwest to Falrhoad on the
northeast, I 300 miles, but on any meridian
not more than 233; its greatest broadth, be
tween tho extremo point of Mayo and Down,
I 182 mile ; its least, between Galway b;y
and Dublin. 110.
Tho amount of foolish and wicked legisla
tion now In progrett it alarming. Twenty
tix ttato legislatures are in sossion; and con
gress, too. Tho radical rulo tho roost in
nearly all these legislative bodies,
Tho uprcrao pf the United States i ha de
cided that Unitod State notes, called green
back, and all government certificate of in
debtedness are exempt from taxation by tho
"A man that I young in years," says Bacon,
"may bo old In hours, if he has lost no time;
but that happenoth rarely."" " "
Jefferson Davis is in tho south of Franco,
wherobe propose to "spend the winter.'
Lost year 00,058.580 lettor wero tent from
tho Chicago pot-offlce.
It Is estimated that tho tobacco factories
In Chicago employ a force of 3,000 rnon and
children, uso a capital of $3,000,000, and do a
businoirt of nomo $10,000,000 por annum.
Go to Guldstino & Eoienwater for bargain
in clohing. 0-31
Hong of the Decanter.
Thero was an old decanter,
and ItsiVioutlr" wai gap
ing wldo ; tho rosy
wine had fled a
, a " .way, and loft j , 4 . t "T
humming, as up
nnd down, tho sides
, it ddwand thrdugh'tho; j 1 I
hollow neck tho
wildest notes it
-bldwi Iplacskl it in
tho window, whero tho
blast was blowing free,
and fancied that its pale
mouth lung' tho queere ,
strains to mo "They tell me,
puny conqueror I the Plague ha
slain "his ten, nnd Worliis hundred
thousand, of tho very best of men;
but I," 'twas thus tho bottlo !poko
"but I havo conquered more than all your
former conqueror so feared nnd famed of
yore. Then, come y; youth ana maidens nil,
come drink out Irom my cup the beverage
that dulls tho brain, and burns the spirit
up 1 that puts to shamo the conqueror
that slay their score below; whllo
this ha's deluged millions with the
lavittido of woe. Though in tho
tido of battle, darkest waves
of blood may roll; my vic
tims in , th'eir bones aro
crushed I've damned
their very soul. Tho
such ruin ncv
or wrought, as I, in )
mirth and ma)icc, on in
nocents havo broght. And
still I breathe upon them, and
they shrink before my breath,
and " rear bv vear mv" thousands
tread the DISMAL KOAD TO DKATH.
President Johnson on hi Amneaty.
The president transmitted tho following to
tho senate on Monday :
Tho resolution adopted on tho 5th int. re
questing the president to transmit to tho sen-
ato n codv ot anv proclamation o: nmncsiy
made bv him tinco tho last adjournment of
congress, and alto to communicate to tno sen
ato by what authority of law it wa made,
ha been received. I accordingly transmit
herewith a copy of a proclamation dated tho
25tn day or December last, 'itio antnority
of law by which it was made is set forth in the
proclamation itself, which expressly efflrmi
that it wo Issued by virtue of tho power and
authority In me vested by the constitution
and In the namo of tho sovereign pcoplo of
tho United States, and proclaims and declares,
unconditionally and .without reservation, to
all and to every person who, directly or in
directly, participated in tho lute insurrection
or rebellion, u full pardon and amnesty for
the offenso of treason against tho United
States, or of adhoring to their enemies during
the late civil war, with tho restoration of all
their rights, privileges and immunities under
tho constitution nnd lawt which havo been
made In pursuance thereof. Tho federal con
stitution Is understood to bo, and it it regarded
tluti by tho second section of article 2, of that
instrument, it provides that tho president shall
have power to grant reprieve and pardon
for all offense against the Unitod State, ex
cept In cases of impeachment. Tho procla
mation of tho 25th ult. is in strict accordance
with tho judicial expos.tion of the authority
thus conferred upon tho executive, and, as
will, be teen by refercne to tho acepmpanying
paper, is lu conformity with tho precedent
established by Washirgton in 1705, nnd fol
lowed byAdnms in lbOO, Madison In 1815,
and Lincoln In 1&C3, ind bv the present ex
ecutive in 18C5, 18G7 and 18C3.
(Signed) AN1KKW JOHNSON.
Washington, Jan. If, 1800.
Jjl K. ALlilUUHT,
'Attoinoy .t Iinw,
Sl'KCI.U. ATTK.NTION OIVE.N TO COI.I.KCTINO.
OlUt, curucr of litlh SI. and Waah. A v.,
In '.. fSh.inne' new Ilrick.
, DEALS IX
Butter, Lard, Eggs, Poultry, Game,
Can Fruit nnd Vegetable!,
IIa-aud Grain on Commission.
Eighth Strttt (north d) near Ohio Ltrte.
J. K. FltOST, Agent,
Ko. T3 Ohio Eeree...... Calra, 111.,
CHOICE VAUIETIK3 OK8EED POTATOES,
A follows i . .
The Early Goodrich,
The Karly Norland,
The Vmim Ilarrlaon,
Also, all kind of Fruit Trees, such as
Poach, Fear, Apple and Cherry,
Hasuberrv and Strawberry Plants, Grape
JsnSMtf) Vtnee, sc.
Estate of Samutl It. JJalUJay, dtetastd.
Tlio undersigned listing Un appointed executor
ami eiectitrixoflhe last will ad testament of ' Samuel
11. Hulliduy, lata of (lie coimty of Alexander andHUte
of Illinois, deceased, hereby bt' notice that Ihejr will
appear In-fore the county couit of Alexander county,
at the court house in the city (f Cairo, lllinoli, at the
March term, on the third Monday In March next, at
which time all persons havinuclaima agAinst Mid es
tate are notified nnd requested to attend for the pur
nonenf hAYing tho same ndjiated. .All persona in
debted to said ettato are requtated to make immedi
ate payment to the undersigutd.
Dated thi SOth day of January, A. P. IMS.
HENHT I.. lULlillUT, Exwmtor,
MKZ1E K. HAIiLIUAY, Executrix,
jan20-w Of aamuel 11. Halllday.
Tim lirvilnralimeil took UU. la thla cttv. On thd 4th
lnt., a stray BTEKIt, rod and white upc-U. Uld face,
about Are or nil years old. Ihe steer la now at the
livery stable of Perry I'owcn. Tho owner con, by
prnvins property and paying charges, obtain hlaprop-
ertr. KHNaT HHlIuiiKU.
DRY GOODS, ETC
Wholerolo and Retail Dealer la
rt . I
Fancy and Staple
ID DFL "ST GOi
MOOTS ASM SHOES,""
HATS AND CAPS,
Cienta' Furnlahlng Goads,
LADIES' DRESS GOODS, SUA WLS,
Blankets, CiiMliiicrcM and Jciuih
ileal Callcot..,. .
Ileary llrosirn Uomcstlc,
800 Oent'a Hate at
..70 e. each
A Splendid Line of
WHITE GOODS AND EMBROIDERIES
Kuycrs will do well to call and examine my stock
tM'luro purciaimg usewncre.
It. U. CUNNINGHAM,
Jfo. 69 Ohio Iitree,
C. F. YEAOKR 4c CO.,
llarlnc purchaied the enttre etock" and flxturesof
AU. noram.'jer, nra )'rrparr u uw wu
(Jns and Steam Fitting
In nim( mt wnrkmanllk manner. We are aNo pre
pared to repair all kindofOa fixture, and by our
proceaa of iTonting and gMdln make them In every
tuutlcnlar ax rood m new. Tlioe lmvlnr audi fix
ture', will pliato give u a call aatUfartinn guaran
tee,! in all cae. C. V. TV. A OKU.
Ill.ltf f. K. MuRKAT.
Coit.VEH OK 8T1I tiTHKET AND OlIIO LXTKK
All work in thfa lint executed promptly an J u
ANO AT HE.VSONAUI.E BITES
REAL ESTATE BROKERS, ETC.
JOHN -V. TROVER & CO.,
Real Estate, Road autl Stock Rrokers.
Will attend fo the payment ofSU'.c, County and Citr
Taxes, and all buslueaa pcrtalnlug to a GXNKll.Ij
EtoriTii Stukkt, second door from Com. Ate.,
decIlT.SJtf Cairo, 111.
GROCERIES, BOAT STORES, ETC.
I'llOIlLTB AND COMMJbSION
3vr am n. o 33C a. ror t,
Xo. 7J Ohio Lttee,
ImI attention given to consignment and filling
Thla society will eclebntte It first aunlrejvury by :t
Masquerade Rail, at yYosliluston Hall
Monday Kvenlng, January 43, 1H00.
COMM1TTKK OS- JLUIUNOKIIICNTS.
II. MVEGHI, W. A Li ISA,
W. T. DEBRWAJIT.
C. Fr.l'CUTKH, I.OUM BtATTAU,
W. BOOK, C. SCIXIITZ.
QXlRODRY DOCK COMPANY,
SteamlioatH and Bartjes Docked
Kepuin louo t Skert Notice
AND INTHK BKST I'OaSlBLB MANNKK,
Steamboat Lumber ou Hand.
Kenalrlsss; sn Leva Attended to.
OEO. W. STRKKTEI1,
OTIOE TO BONDHOLDERS.
Nollco Is hereby ulven to the holdera of al jiast ilite
Betda of the city of Cairo, that the sum of nCiothou.
sml. eight InmiSred oad thirty dollars ($,S30) liaa
leeii placed In ft sinking fund for the redemption of
aald pat duo Honda, ai siwjelfied under ordinance 75,
uuDroved January Gtli, l(t. ,
I will bo in attendance at my office on haturdar, Jan-
la lothe city. In the manner provided for tn ssm-
lion 4 of aaid ordluaoce,
W. ill ,
To All VfUons It May Concern I
Take notice that there will be a special term of tho
Court of Common Picas of the city of Cairo, to bo hoi
ilea at the Court Houae in ald city of Cairo, com
mencing Monday, tho tlut day of February . A. I. 1M9,
at the hour of ((o'clock, .n. of said day, for tho trans
action of gensr! buslaeae.
All pcraoiw Interested will govern themnilves ac-
'"ultliS'ciro, Illlnola, January U, 1869,
uauw win . JOHN 1100AN,
Jinlldlw Citj-Mrshalof the city of Cairo, III.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO.
milE CENTRAL ELEVATOR
X 18 MpW
Rcndj- for RcfelTiiijr nil Kinds of Grain
From cnrn and ilellrerlns; the Minn either In bags cr
bulk ou bnrKeanr boat.
The" El orator Is ornM anil trill 1m manared bv thei
samepartie nwulnx ami mumming tho Central ElCTS
tor at ChlciKQ.
All gram rpceireu iy us will i
ItiHiMjcts?! nnd Graded
I)y an Inxilor appointed by thn 1, C. n. It. Co. For
the present H on, Mr. J. II. Ulonmneld, who han1
aoted in the namo calamity during the pun nmnmcr at,
Dunleith with eo much MtlafMtion toall parties, will
be tho inspector, ....
All Rraln will be at tho owner's rl.k of damage from
flro and hentiug. -
HATKH OK HTOKAtlK.
Receiving ami dclircrlng to Wjfco, Kraln In cood or-
Uer, inciuriins; Morale notio circa
n.hl. lair liimtml.
Storage for each ivblltlnnal five dayn, or part thereof,
one-Man rent per ijiimipi.
Ilecelrlnijnndilelnrerlns to lrj?e, "unKound" Rrnln
incliiiline morntcnoioxrecfiiiiK nicunji., i.u uu
Plora?n forovory ivldlilonal five ilnye, or part thereof,
one cent per iiumici. ...
Having and tylni? baf, one-half cent per bushel,
llaittfing and sewing Img", onecent jrfr bushel.
We piirpo toconflneoiireele atrletly to the stor
age of grain. J. A K. IIUCKI.xhia.ji.
airo, ill., .inn. i. i... w
lllK Muddy, Illi
nois tna l'miiiurg
All eonl wefghed.' Tenn, cah on 'leUTCry. PellT.
rreil free lo nil prts pf Ihe dry. Yard and offlee,
Commercial Avenue, Between Tenth and
(Utecoal yard of Mcltonsld A Priest,)
lanlldtf CAWO, 1H
.THOR EVERYTHING IN
ijixacja book XjXivran
dec21'tf No. 00 Cosmiaciat .VYXJtv.
JJEW ARRIVALS! NE"SV ARRIVALS
CHRISTMAS AND SEW YEAR'S GOODS
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!
Xj. HXjXT2VX, .
122 Comiiierclal Arvune,
Informa tho citizen of Calm and ylolnlty that h h
on hand ouo nf the Urgvat and tl aasurted alouk o(
Dry (i'immIs, Faiu-y (tond and Notion,
In Poulhern Illinois, which henJler at prices that will
We will c II 1'rint-, for l-'.t brnnd, ut from...S lo l"f--Yard
wide Illeuvhed Milalin at... K!m
Heavy) aril wido -fieelm; at.
AINviikiI Klar.nol at ...
ll'kl... llln.t.l. VimI- lit
Irfirgaslseall-wnul double HlunN at....
New t)lo hvlit'i.' L'lo.iU ut U twain I upwards
f!..1 r In ....v .it
Kli gunt and wry henry changeable and tig-
ureil l'oplin, per yard, from -. ....... .WIo4-tf
.Silk I'vpllna at.. Tij
Oool yant-H Ida Merino at 4'fcj
A large aoortment of
Rlack and Colored Aluacaj nt 25 eentn
Andnumeroua other t lea of Dreai (loo.lt correa
AIMIiuu Haiiilken'hieft at -.
All-lllii'il Toweling, per yard, al.....n.n..
(iood Table I.llU'D... ......
Irish I.lnen, yard wide.., .
All. WOO) HiM'K . -
lullet' Merino Hoiw
Merina L'nderahlrtaiunl Dmwera
ANo, a Urge anaorlmenl of
3tTAxxor' Oood, ,
bue h aa
Alexander Kid Cloven TS
French Caraeta , ...... OO
Koand ContlM mi..i..m ...,... VO
.-ti ail ofArr Good.1 correnjHindingly low.
It Is therefore to the lnt.'retof erery jieraonbuyiag
gools to call at
122 CoiumcrcJal Avonue,
Before buying elaew hero, t laouey lured is inaaey
mTha'nltful for the liberal atronage heretofore ea
tended to u. we h"P o recoiye the same in future.
JDUINTING, OF ALL KINDS,
At tbe Onto of tko Cairo HulleUu,