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MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1869.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO.
OFFICIAL PAL'h'U OF C0UXTVAX1) MTV
'T11E PEOPLES GO'EllSMES'lr).
A (.tuJy of the dutnlU of the election that
r3ultt!(l iu the cleviition of Genornl Grunt to
tho presidency, unfolds sotno curious fuels,
ninont; otlnr tho undoniublu ono that ours i
not wlint wo jiriilo ouraflvoa hi culling it, "u
(joveri.inrnt of tho people."
AVo tlnd from such nn investigation that
G-ant received 21-1 nnd Soytnour 80 electoral
votoj, u radical congress having disfranchised
tlio states ol Virginia, Mississippi and Texas,
which cast 23 votes. Ono hundred and forty
coven vote woru neceseury to elect. Grant
Hocurud tho 72 electoral votes of I'ennsylvu
nia, Indiana, Connecticut, Alabama, North
Carolina, Arkansas and California, by a ma
jority only of 0 1,71 1 votes. The Inconsidcrn
bio change of 27,363 rote in tliosu seven
6tat' would have ecu rod tln-ir 72 doctoral
votes for Seymour, and elected him president
cf the 1'nitod State.
The twontythreu electoral votes of .Missis
sippi, Texas and Virginia, would, undoubted
ly, have been thrown for Seymour, making,
witli tb 8'j votes of New York, Kentucky,
Goorgia, etc., a total of 103 votes. A change
cfonly 12,913 votes In the states of Connecti
cut I ..lnirm, AlttliMiim, Arknnut, California
and North Carolina would have given their
4G votes to Seymour, electing him by Itiruo
i.iajor.ty The voters of Kentucky could
have spared enough from their numbor to
have changed the reult in thoso states, nnd
still have preserved n majority of our 50,000
After disfranchising the states of Texas,
Mississippi and Virginiu, which would have
givon 100,000 majority for Seymour, Grunt's
mnjorlty on the popular voto win only 309,
722, or more thnn 100,000 vote Us than ob
tained by Lincoln in lb'; I. Had the white
American citizens of Missouri and Tennetioe
deen permitted to participate In the election,
tho popular vote of the country, without tho
aid of the disfranchised states, would liavo
shown n mnjorlty for Governor Seymour.
Ind a' - .............
Cooneotli 'it .......
From these figures it is apparent thai in the
Jtat i of TcnnoMce and Missouri 327,000 toters
(I7,C J more thnn Grant s majority) were
disfrnti- hl.ed, if tho proportion of voter to
popamtlon i the same, or near tho same,
north uu) south, lit nee, If the popular will
coul 1 havo expressed itsolf, a decided majority
cf two gt nirul vote would bo against the act
ing president. lie Is president through the
votes of less that! one half the citizens of the
rpul;. , and had it judicious change of the
inconsiderable number of 12,013 votes been
cilUtrd in Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Con-necti-
ut, North Carolina and California, he
v, .' 1 n-w be (mrl, and Hrntlo Seymour
prciJ' r.t and tummaniler-iii'chirf.
the sew cams nr.
T..1; f ill -wing is a correct li-t of General
lirant s labinet :
.Soiritnry of state, Klibu II. Wnsbburne, of
IllitwW: seert'lnry of the triury, Alex. II.
M wart, of Nov York ; secretary of the navy,
A' " F. HurU. f l'minsylvanin: secretary
of tl interior, Jacob I). Cox, of Ohio; post-n.it-Ur
genernl, John V. J. CroMwnll, of Ma
rvlaud i attorney-geiierul, Kbun Itoekwood
ll :iv. rf MHui'huM!tti. There was no nom
ination for teorotury of war.
The senate confirmed thu nutire ctibinet iu
it very few minutes after their names were
On the whde, the cabinet is not noceptablo
t J the republicans.
TLo intern ropablicnns deolft.ro that Stew-
artis a freo trados, nnd never voted the re
publican ticket until last fall.
A for "Wmhburne, tho tondcr of tho state
department is said to bo u mere compliment,
to be followed by hi resignation and accept
ance of tho mission to France.
Tho esoretury of tho navy, Adolph K. Uorie,
is a Philadelphia retired merchant, vice-president
of tho union league- of that city, and a
man who never held nn otllce. Ho U one of
tho Identical persons referred to by McClure
in his interview with Grant as being unknown
to the redubllcnn party of I'onnsyknnla.
Kx.Governor Cox, of Ohio, Is not looked
upon with favor, booauso of his opposition to
negro suffrage, two years ago.
hi: ksows imr.
The Mound City 'Journal,' spoaking of
tho candidates for tho vacant judicial bench
in tnls circuit, says:
Judgo Sloan is a gentleman well known as'
u mau of strict integritv, thoroughly vorsed
in tho law and eminently qualified both by
nature nnd experience to presido on the bench.
nu liorvou as jimgu oi tills circuit lor ten
years, and his record is not onlv untar-
nishod in the least particular, but it is one of
which no may won icei proud. o bolieva
that of till tno cases In which appeals wero
taken from his decision to the supremo court,
only ono decision was ever reversed. This
sneaks well for his judgment, and wo doubt
thoro over having been another Judge in tho
state, who was on tno oencn Jor the saino
period, that met with Blmihir success.
Judgo Sloan bus been tried and not found
wnntinir. nnd tho oucstion naturally nrlses is
it best to elect a tried man, a judgo of expe
rience, a man who it is well known would bo
an honor to tho circuit, or will it bo, better to
olect a young, now man and risk tho conso
queneos? This is tho question tho peoplo
siiouiu turn oui toucciue on M uosuuy next.
Only forty Kadlcnls voted in Congross to
admit Menard the colored Congrosslonl as
pirant from Louisiana. The Radicals lovo
Till: PRO VOTKll ASD COS TALKER.
Ask David J. linker If ho is in favor of tho
XV Constitutional amendment that confers
tho right of suffrage upon ncgroos in Illinois,
when ratified by our legislature, and ho will
probably answer "no!"
Ask hint If ho voted for D. "V. Munn who
will voto for its ratification, nnd ho will an
swer "yes." Ask him if ho voted for . It.
Casey, who will rote ugaintt its ratification,
and ho will toll you "no!"
Ask David J. Daker if he is in favor of
striking out the word AV1IITK from our
school laws, nnd admitting black children to
tho same room and seat witli tho white, iu
our public schools, and lie will, no doubt, nn
swer "no," with emphasis. Ask bim if he
voted for I). AV. Munn who did voto for tho
erasure of that word from our school laws,
and ho will answer "yes." And ofsuchstull'
is I). J. Uakor's conservatism. Ho nvows
his hostility to measures that nro odious to
every democrat in the land, yet votes direct
ly for them, by voting with n party pledged
to adopt and enforco them.
Vo admlro an open, fearless political ene
my that talks, votes, and if necessary, fights
for his sentiments; but fcol tho revorso of ad
miration for the man who votos one way and
talks another as I). J. Uaker does on all pos
Shall such a man bo elected Judge of this
Circuit by democratic votes, over his able,
dignified and consistent competitor, the Hon.
esley Sloan ? o can scarcely belioTo it
FOUSD 11 1M OUT.
Somoof Mr. Dakcr's friends declaro his
election insured by his droitnes in "bam
boozling" democrat with the absurdity that
ho pympulhizes with them in thatr opposition
to the negro u fir ago movement.
Theo gentlemen judgo from Mr. liakcr's
success several years ngo. "When l'resldent
Johnson promulgated his plan of reconstruc
tion, Mr. lUkcr avowed himself an honest in-
dorscrofit. In less than a month, however,
ho was loud.moutlied in bis denunciations of
It. Since that time the ores of dtmocrats
have penetrated the clonk that conceals his
recti sentiments, and the consequence is Mr.
II. is not quito as successful a "bamboozlcrist'
as he used to be. Democrats bavo heard him
denounce nsgro-equality, and seen him vote
for it; they havo heard him deprecate radical
tyranny in the south, and seen bim in unques
tioned fellowship with the tyrants I In short,
Mr. linker is now tindtrstood, and when ho
talks democracy, his hearers always remem
ber that ha votes radicalism as fully and free
ly as Dan Munn or "any other man."
.Mr. Jiakur lias been abundantly rewarded
for the "wonr nnd tear of his conscience" in
pretending to sympathize, occasionally, with
democrat ; and will receive at democratic
hands no further favors. His competitor,
Judge Sloan, I a life-long democrat, and is
eminently qualified for tho bench, having
filled that position ten or fifteen years, and
practiced at tho bar a longer period than Mr.
Uaker has lived. Democrats will, therefore,
vote for Sudgo Sloan.
David J. linker will assure you with a show
of earncitno!" well calculated to deceive, that
he is oposod to negro suffrage, and is out
raged by the vory idea of throwing open tho
doors of our ptiblicschool to negro children I
In this way ho has gained tho reputation of a
"conservative republican." Now in all this
ho stmpl y betrays a political cowardice that
renders his politics dlsplcablo. He votes tho
saino sentiments that Wondoll I'hlllipi and
Dick Yates voto, but lacks tho courage to
proclaim the fact. Dan Munn boldly avows
and votes bis sentiments. Uaker votes
Munn s sentiments and avows no sympathy
for them. The politics of such a man should
command tho respect of neither democrats nor
radicals. If he is, as bo (ays, opposed to
negro suffrago and mixed black and white
public schools, why docs he not, like a true
man, t-ort against such monstrosities?
1 ho reason Is obvious. David J. linker rs
a chronic ofllco-scoker In a democratic county,
Ho reckons upon tho radical vote in any
event, bocauso bo votes with thu party, no
,3 1 3
recKons upon a consmoraoio acmocrauc vote,
because bo talh with that party. Tho dem
ocracy begin to understand this political two-
faceduess, however, and will manifest their
disaprobatlon of It on Tuesday by voting
almost solidly for Mr. liakcr's democratic
During I). J. liakcr's residence In Cairo ho
has recoivod otilco a half-dozen times or more
at tho bands of democrats. Not satisfied with
this ho aiks democrats to support him again
If democrats can forget that If the abomi
nation of negro sugrago depended upon D. J.
Uakor's voto ho would bring it upon us; if
they can forgot that bo has voted for all tho
radical iniquitios cursing tho country; if they
can forget that ho is in full fellowship and nn
avowed loader of a party that seeks to demor
alize or broak down our public schools by
throwing wido tholr doors for the admission of
ncgroesj if demoorats can rorgot all this, ana
forget also that bis competitor enjoys tho
kighest qualifications, while his own capacity
is seriously questioned, tbon tboy can voto for
him, aud not otherwise Judgo Sloan Is a
domocrat, an experienced jurist, an able law-
yor, and by all odds tho bettor man for tho
Tho resignation of fifty nine democratic
members of tho Indiana legislature on Thurs
day morning, to provent tho ratification of
tho constitutional amendment was an extreme,
measure, but it was a right and a rlgbUout
on. We very heartily rejoice at it.
Tin: piii:smi:srs ad vtsiiiis.
General Grant has called to scats in bis
cabinet men of very ordinary ability, ;no.tof
thorn being without n national reputation
nnd some of them actually unknown btyond
tho limits of tho tntc in which they retido.
Wo giro such notes concerning the personal
ity of the cabinet ns lmro come to our know
ledge. Wasliburiie, Secretary of State, was born
in Maine, served an apprenticeship ns u print
er, studied law at Harvard l.'uivorsity, and
removing "West located at Galena. Ho has
served fourteen years iu tho House of Con
gress, nnd 'is now known as tho "father of
tho House" and tho "watch-dog of thu treas
ury." Ho is a practical man of strong pre
judices. He is a clear-headed thinker, and
cunnot bo ranked among the violent extrem
ists of his party.
Alexander T. Stewart, the Secretary of tho
Treasury, is a "JJolfast man" of Scotch ex
traction. An unsuccessful effort was made to
educate him for tho Mothodlet ministry. Ho
came to New York in 1823 and set up as n
teacher, but soon entered into tho mercantilo
business, and tho $40,000,000 he has accumu
lated tells tho story of his success. Ho has
never taken an active part in politics, nnd
until recently betrayed very littles sympathy
far tho measures of tho rnJical party.
J. D. Cox, secretary of tho interior, is an
original old lino abolitionist. During tho war
ho was successively a colonel, n brigadier and
a major general. At thu closo of tho war ho
was elected governor of Ohio, in which posi
tion ho wroto a letter giving it us the result
of his experience that tho whites nnd blacks
f tho south could not live harmoniously to
gether, nnd proposed an apportionment of the
public domain ns a colony for' the negroes.
lie opposed negro sufl'rago in Ohio, and Is re
garded now as a very moderate republican,
and a man of fair ability and unqucetionnblc
John'A. J. Cresswoll, of Maryland, post
master general, Is forly-ono years of age, and
was born In tho stato where ho rc'ido.'. Ho
was a member of tho 38lh congress, and a del
egate to .tho Daltlmore convention ia ISCi.
Ho Is Justly regarded ns a man of signal abil
ity, ndmini.trativo talent, and great personal
Integrity of character. Ho rose to eminence
at the Maryland bar, nnd was generally ad
mitted to be ono of the leading men iu bis
Uorie and Hoar nro obscure individuals,
generally unknown outside oi their own coun
ties. Tho Massathusetts radicals arc indig
nant at the appointment of Hoar, and tho
Pennsylvania politicians nre not much better
suited with Uorie. Iloth of them are personal
friends of l'resldent Grant, and owo their ap
pointment moro to that fact than any merit of
Schoflcld s retention Iu tho war department
Is only a matter of convenience. Tho Presi
dent will name a successor for him in a few
days, and permit him to assume the dutios of
the major generalcy to which the Senato con
firmed him on Saturday.
Tho country may congratulate itself that ko
violent, fanatical radicals find a place in the
cabinet; and tho evidences of dissatisfaction
betrayed among tho eitremlts of tint parly,
argues favorably for the peaco and tranquil
ity of the people.
mi: so-PAiir'y dodgi:.
In exact accordaiuu with the radical pro
gramme, decided upon by Uakor and .McCart
ney, the Cairo 'Times' this morning, declaims
against n political contest for the vacant otlico
of judgo in this district, Tho "wink" hnvlng
boon given to the radicals in all parts of the
district, a great show of political disinterest
edness Is made in Cuiro to catch democratic
The democracy earnestly desired a no-party
contest, and urged tho radicals to Ignore
party lines, and permit higher considerations
to control the election. Hut, no I They
would do no such thing. Tiie circuit gave a
radical majority, and no copperhead should
hold nn bfllco In it while radical voles couTH
defeat him. The issue was thus forced upon
democrats, and now that they havo accepted
it, and avow a purpose to stand by tholr par
ty, tho 'Times' comes out, and for cfl'ect In
Cairo only, crios "no party, away with it"
meaning, of count;, no democratic party.
The radicals are organised nnd almost to a
man will vote for Uaker for the solo and only
reason that ho is a radical In full fellowship
with the party. If, by tho "no.p.irty gag,"
which is not hoard of iu radical localities,
they can humbug a considerable) number of
Cairo democrats to vote with thorn, tlio) in
sure Uakor's election. Hut thu gamu will not
win. The largo democratic majority in Cairo
will not be frittered away by any Mich pro
cess. The doniocrats see tho radicals horo
united upon Uaker, hear thy party lasli whip
ping in votors in Massao, Pulaski and Popo
counties; and will not be blinded by tho no
party chaff scattered only for their oyes.
Thoy will vote for Sloan, a sound domocrat
und a puro man, aud should thoy full to olect
him (and of this wo think there is no real
danger) they will, at least, havo tho satisfac
tion of knowing that they woronot caught by
tho trickery of doslgnlng political enemies.
Tho Mound City 'Journal' learns that tho
Vincennes & lndlauupolis railroad, which is
a direct continuation of tho Cairo & Vin
ceiiucs road, is rapidly iiearing completion.
Tho track laying has commenced in earns-st,
and not u lung period can olnpsu before tho
cars will bo running direct from Indianapolis
to Vincennes. Tho management of that read
and the Cairo & Vinconnea roml Are filMnfffr.1
nnd they havo no lack of Aiudu. Thjy are
paying out onbo 1. & V. road nonrlV 100.
J 000 per month, and on thu ( . r.-'d 1 ind
; ready to furnish all that Is v i'
Cairo, III., March 0, ino.
Called by tho mayor for tho purposo of
hearing tho roport of tho committee on tho
$5,000 bond issued to the Cairo ami St. Louis
It. It. company.
Present His Honor, tho mayor, nnd Al
derman Artcr, Carroll, Gibson, .Jtellly, llod-
mnn, Susanka, and Vincent.
Tho following report was prosonted and
Gentlemen: Your Finance committee ap
pointed to invostlgato nnd inqulro into tho
bond for $D,000, given for tho survey of the
Cairo and St. Louis railroad, would respect
fully refer the matter back to your honorable
body, as thoy arc unable to come to any defi
nite opinion'in tho matter.
"VV. H. Kkdman,
On motion tho report was received and the
Alderman Kittenhouse offered tho following
Kosolvcd, by the City Council of tho city of
Cairo, that tho cityattornoy bo and heishore
by authorizudantl instructed to communicate
with counsel iu tho city of New York, and to
tako all such steps as in his judgment may bo
necessary and proper, with a tiow of defend
ing the attachment suit commenced and now
pending in the city of Now York, against
tho city of Cairo, in which E. V. McGinnls
lteiolvcd, That tho city clerk be and he is
hereby instructed to furnish the city attorney
certified copies of all such records and docu
ments hi his office as may be required by the
Kesolved, That the city clerk bo horoby
ordered to furnish forthwith the city attorney
with n certified copy of these resolutions, to
gether with thu voto of the Council thereon.
The ayes and nays being called, tho resolu
tion was adopted by tho following vote:
Ayes .Artcr, Carroll, Gibson, Riley, Hod
man, Itlttcnhouse, Susanka and Vincent 8.
On motion adjourned.
Johv P. Faoik. City Clerk.
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gUN FLOWKK UILLIAKD SALOON
1m rurmli! with ll latest M)lt of TnMes, and tt;
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nkxt noon to mar national hank
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The Only First-CIoss IHIHim! und Drlukias;
Saloon Iu tlie City.
Are kept in good orJor, und ur of tho finest fuub.
Aro alw.iys t liund to respond to th order of tin
Kor.tho itecooiuiudiitioii of all loron of thn "ardent,"
U t'OimUAilly utippliod with
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turoofBroonu In tis city, iir now (iropartnl to a)
w dors ut as
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Ah tho ruint) qualities of brooms ran bo purchased Jaj
Ordcmloft at tho store of 0. 1). Williamson, 7 Oh o
Btanufactorv, Kourtccutli utreel, betsreeu
Wnluut and Otilur,
WUI bo promptly attended to.
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I'. O. Box 43,
rrtW Cairo, lUtavyt