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ERIDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1869.
JOSN'fr. OBERLY & CO
s i ia "win
"TREASON MADE ODIOUS."
(From the Bprlngflold Journal.
"Wo aro cratlfled to observe that tbo
Benato has, by a very decided voto.con-
llrmcu tuo nomination or uon. .uong
street ns surveyor of tho port of Now
Orleans. Tho objection urged ga!uBt
him was that he had been u prominent
Huiuiur in uiu roue uriny. y huu
on. Itl.H unlust
to forget that Longstreet has dono more
than any other prominent secesh soldier
to earn tho confldenco of tho republican
8oyou aro "gratified to observe" that
that the ex-rebol, bloody-handed" Gen.
Longstreet has been confirmed by a rad
ical senate to a position of honor and
trust under tho government! Ono of tho
most conspicuous rcbol chieftains Is sig
nally rewarded by tho party that Is de
termined to "mako treason odious," and
you aro "gratified to observe" it. Hypo
critically professing a new-born devotion
to principles ho ha all his life despised,
and which for four years ho waged wir
ngninst, you now tliko Longstreet to yojir
bosom as n loved and lovely creative
that has dono more than any other "b
cesh soldier" (not "traitor" now) to van
tho coutidonco of the radical parly!
fjhaino upon a party capable of stoopljig
to such self-stultifying acts to prolong its
lease of power 1 tiliame upon It as n psr
ty of hypocritsaud hollow-heartud, two
faced treasonshrlckersl So, if rebila
want office, even over tho hcails of south
ern union men who endured sufferings,
peril and loss of property during tho, war,
they have only to glvo tho Ilo to tlio)r
past Jlfe, cspouso ruillculistn, and olilco
is theirs. A little radicalism covord a
multitude or sinx. It is only tho basest
and blackest hearted rebels, those who
mercilessly and heartlessly cut tho
throat starved union prisoners,
burned the houses and ravished the wires
of union southern man, that aro how
perfidious enough to turn their backs
upon their past life and confess it haltcr
ileservlng, for tho pay of office. Decent
rebels wero ulncere, and foughtliko men,
not fiends, for whut they believed to bo
right. Such men aro not bought Into
tho radical ranks by the prospect of of
fice. None arc but tho most shameless,
hypocritical and hollow-hearted. And,
the radical party, determined to make
"treatou odious" accepts theso racu and
gives them office! A consistent party,
truly tha loudest In Its condemnation
of treason, yet the first to reward It.
1 17-1 7" C0NQIMS6 JIAS DONE.
that proposes (for tho country's good too)
an early ajourumeut, it would puzzle the
closest observer to cay what otio thing
has been dono for tho public good. It
has done absolutely nothlngto lessen the
Lumens of tho people or inspire hope for
the future. Much tlmo has been spentlu
worthless wrangle and altercation. We
can think of aomo things they have dout,
but not one is of any help to the people.
They have passed a law which gladena
the heart of rich bondholders and -stock-Jobbers;
but they were rich enough
before, and all this additional gain
comes out of a crushed and suffering
people. They have passed a copper itar
Iff bill, but here, too, tuepoor suffer, and
probably, not five hundred persons, all
told, are benefitted. By theie two laws
not ono man in a thousand is the gainer.
We have not forgotten the Fifteenth
Amendment, to mako tho negro a voter
everywhere. Hut this not a finality; and
If It wero, would not do any real good
to tho negro, much leas to tho white
man. Wo have now had parliamentary
government administered by Radicals
for nearly four yours. Is It not practl.
cally a failure? We aro sorry to say that
we can expect little or nothing from' this
Congress but senseless agitation and an
indecent strugglo for spoils, l'crhaps
if the people would solzo ovory opportu
nity to express their disgust by their
votes, public meetings, etc., there might
he potno llttlo Improvement. Uut we
need newmateiial altogether. Tho pres
ent Congress is already as much of a fail
ure as either of its predecessors, and
there will be no'.satlsfactory change until
we get a fresh Bet of men.
JEvanavMo has been claiming a popu
lation of 40,000 soul, turning up her
noao In high disdain at little villages
llko Cairo that contain only .32,000 to 15,
000 Inhabitants. The pretentions of that
city "wilt" rightdown, however, under
tho report Just mado by the city's own
census-taker. From his report It appears
that Evansville contains 25,085 Inhabi
tants and no more, vis: 12,407 male and
12,678 females, , ,
The radical victory in Connecticut has
been more decisive than was supposed.
Threa:af tue four congressmen eleot are
radicals, Tho radical majority In the
legislature Is about twenty. The BtaU
officers eleot are all radicals. Connecti
cut, we n resume, will now ratify the con
Btltutloaal amendment, although se has
repeatedly voted down negro suirrage.
Thn f!hlctirrnnnnnranrpffflni alarm fill
-1 I'HJJUIU HI V JJ . J "
at the prospect of tho Philadelphia Quak
ers running tue Indian macmne. uno
of them says: "Whenever you see a
mail with a shad-bellied coat and a
broad-brimmed lmt. mvfc him. Nine
times out of ten he will be nothing but
an 'Indian ring' in disguise."
PROCEEDINGS OFTHE SELECT COUNCIL
Cairo, III., April 7, 1809.
Present t; Mayqr Oberly and Council?,
men Barclay, Jorgensen, O'Calllhan and'
Tho clerk read an ordinance entitled
an ordinance to amend sections 240 and
250 of an ordlqan.ee entitlod an ordi
nance to adopt the ordinances of the
city as revised and codified.
Councilman Rearden appeared aud
took his seat.
On motion of Councilman Barclay,
that bolngjtho second reading, tho ordi
nance was adopted and sent to the Board
of AJdermon for concurrence, by tho
Yoas Barclay, Jorgensen, O'Calllhan,
Tho committee on claims roportod tho
bill of N. A. Devore, for work dono on
tho sldowalks, with the recommendation
that It bo paid
amounting to 912 00
On motion the bill was allowed by tho
Yeas Barclay, Jorgensen, O'Calllhan,
Councilman Iteardcn, chairman of
the commltteo appointed at the1 previ
ous meeting of the Select Council to as
certain the bonded indebtedness of tho
city, mado the following report:
To tho Hon. Major ami members of tho Select Coun
cil, of tth city of Cairo i
Your committee, appointed for the pur
pose of examining and making u report
upon tho bonded Indebtedness of the
city, would respectfully present to your
nouorauio oouy uioiouowing as sucii re
port: Now doe-,...-
Due Jan jr,lg73f jiu ao An. mi. i pcrcua out
Jan, lr... a ao a ai io
" Jlc'h, UT2-. 8,MT 10 " 10 " ttl W
" AP';. 104 10,000 00 a l.OuO CO
' July. ISM. 30,000 00 " !, 10
Hp, 1STU.-. 1,101 01 " 1 " M II
" Sp., M. .000 W 6 " l&n VI
" (tot., 1K1. T7 81 10 ' SOT 7
!' Oct., MLsVJMOO o 5.SJ0 1Q
" Not,, 1J Sl.OOt W) 0 1.440 MJ
" Doc., 1W9- l.WOO ' 1 15 SO,
171,675 M 110,421 17
Giving a total Indebtedness in bonds
of ono hundred and sevonty-ono thou
saud, nlxhuudred and uevonty-livc dol
lars and urty-rour cents: upon wuicu
thcro is au annual interest of ten thou
sand, four hundred and thirty-two dol
lars auu seventeen cents, laiiiug uus as
In the month of January ...( 107 IS
. c u
April ...i.. ,W) On
July . l,O0 to
OcioWr.-.. 1.IRT7 7
NoTtinVr............ 1,440 to
I:tnbr..M.... 115 90
And your commltteo find that there is
nf Interest funds deposited in New York
$7,471,11 and that there Is now a balance
In tne nanus 01 tae treasurer, oi inbervah
fuud, 92,852 38.
JAB, D. AKAHUK.N, VU llljUlU.
The following reports of officers were
presented and received, and ordered on
Report of Jacob Martin, ex-city comp
troller, from the 10th of March, 1868, to
the 1st of March, 18G9.
Report of A. Cain, marketmaster, for
the month of March.
Report of B. Bhannessy, police mag Is
trate, for the month of February.
Report of F, Brose, police magistrate,
for the month of February.
The following bills were presented,
having passed the Board of Aldermen,
and aentto theBeleot Council for coa
currence, viz: '
A. U. lrtia, for os-offlalo ar?Ui aj Citric of
tho Court of Common Fleai, amounting to 100 00
John W. SuauhaU for dialing pritontra from tho lit
of Mrrh to Uio 11th of Urcu.. ..--.US 71
N. KUh, rbrroStn ftirnlihtnl and burylnf mill
pox caaa amounting to 83 no
A. Cain. Markrtmaiitrr, amounUnff to....... av 00
Paniol MeCarthy, Chirf of l"nllce amounting to U as
Wm.CCallahan. Tollco CiniUWa,
Patrick O'Callahan, '
Patrick I)Tr. "
' 75 00
' 75 00
ii 1(4 00
John Ilyland, City Trevurcr,
II. Hhanne war. l'i
Michael IlambrWik, City Marthal,
I. Mwklf r, City Clerk,
ttlward Bhauncty. Hrallh Offiotr.
1. H. Obrrly, far printing.
Jamia Oou, for coal furnlihed city
On motion of Councilman
the bills were concurred In by the fol
lowing vote, viz:
Ayes Barclay, Jorgensen, O'Calllhan,
Rearden and Williamson 6.
The bill of Jas. Egan woe read by tho
dlerk, amounting to forty-five dollars
cash, for labor on the streets, and on mo
tion of Councilman Jorgensen, seventy
dollars in city eorip was allowed In lieu
of cash, by the following vote:
Ayes Barclay. Jorgensen, O'Calllhan,
Rearden aad Williamson 6.
Bills of John T. Itennle and James
Garland, for serrlccs rendered as Com
missioners ef theBoard of Public Works,
were laid over for further conslderatloa.
The following petition was presented
from the Rough and Ready FJre Com
pany, aad .on motion at Couucllman
Williamson was referred to the commit
tee on Are deportment:
Ta tha llooorahlt Mayor and' Alderman of the City of
OenUemm The undersigned commit
tee In behalf or the Rough and Ready
Fire Company, of your pity. , would beg
most respectfully to submit for your care
ful consideration the folio wins faots and
figures, and ask at your bands an appro
priation Bumcient to meet our aemanas
and wants, to wit:
From March 1. 1867. to March , 1860.
we have paid out for repair and other
necetiary expenses tne sum or Fourteen
Hundred and Eighty dollars and nine
teen cents. During the same period wo
nave received from we city, JUgnt nun
areu uoiiars in City scrip, which we
have sold for Four Hundred and Eighty
dollars In cash. The difference between
theso two sums is ono thousand dollars
and nineteen cents, which has been paid
by tho Individual members of tho Flro
company. We therefore, respectfully
petition your honorable body to mako us
an appropriation of a Ono Thousand dol
lar City Bond in lieu of tho one thousand
dollars and nineteen cents so paid by us
Wo would further petition your honor
able body to mako us an appropriation
in city scrip, to be paid in quarterly In
stallments, from March .1st, 18C0, to
March 1st, 1870,) of Ono Thousand dol
lars, to dofray our current expenses tho
coming fiscal year.
Tho past must bo a guaranty for our
future efficiency in case of fires, aud wo
would respectfully submit that it is our
full share of tho burden to give our time
and labor, day or night, in fair or stormy
weather, without bearing the further
burden of I'AYINO for tho protection of
tho property of our fellow-cltlzcns and
Trusting that the facts and petition
above presented will receive tho full
sharo of your careful consideration to
which tlioy are entitled, and that you
vill grant tho prayer of your petitioners
In behalf of tho Rough and Ready Firo
Compauy, wo have the honor to bo
Jas. B. Swaynk,
Jos. M. Vkihun,
W. W. TilOliNTON',
Board of Directors.
Tho following petition was received
from sandry citizens and on motion of
Councilman Rearden was referred to tho
committee on ordinances : 1
Cairo, Illi., April 8th, If 69.
To the Major and City Council of tho City of Cairo.
Qtnllemcn; On Monday evening,
April 6th, a resolution prohibiting hogs
from running at largo through tho city,
was passed by theBoard of Aldermen of
tho city of Cairo.
Therefore, wo tho undcrsigued would
ask your Honorable body to consider well
tho advantage of hogs to a city as thinly
populated as Cairo is, in picking up all
slops, and what labour and teams it
would require tho city to employ to keep
theso slops from creating disease as well
as nuisances In our midst, before you
would allow it to become n law.
Tho following petition was received
from Charlotte Rottier, and, on motion
of Councilman "Williamson, tho prayer
of tho petitioner was granted:
To the honrabln Mayor, the City Council and Hoard of
Aldermen, of the City of Cairo.
The undersigned petitioner would re
spectfully represent to your honorable
body, that sue took out license for tho
sale of vinous and spirituous liquors by
less quantity than ouo gallon, on tho 1st
day of January last, for one year, for the
ftremlsee situated on lot 12, in block 15,
ii the city of Cairo. That on tho 1st day
or April lastsaid premises were destroyed
by fire, by which your petitioner lost
nearly an uer property, consistingor rur
nlture. beds and beddluir dec. necessary
to the keeping of a boarding house, with
out having ono cent of lusurancoon any
of said property all insurance compa
nies refusing to taice a nsK in mat local
ity. Your petitioner not belntr nolo to
carry on a boarding house on account of
bucIi lose, as above stated, respectfully
asks your nonoraoie uouy to rerund mat
part of the license unexpired from April
the 1st to January 1st $18 20 aud your
petitioner will ever pray, Ac.
VII A KIXTTK 1MJTT1F.H.
The following resolutions were passed
by the Board of Aldermen and sent to
the Select Council for concurrence:
A resolution la relation to the sldo
walk ou Levee street between Fourth
and Sixth was presented, and on motion
of Councilman Barclay, was concurred in.
A resolution in relation U appointing
two Day Polico Constables was presented
and, ou motion of Couucllmau Jorgen
son, was concurred In.
A resolution In relation to the City
Clerk purchasing s book to record Joint
resolutions was presented aud on motion
of Councilman Jorgeuson, was concurred
A resolution in relati jii to tho meeting
of both branches of the City Council was
presented, and on motion of Councilman
Rearden. was coucurred In.
A resolution In relation to tho pumps
and sewers of the city was presented and
on motion of Councilman Barolay, was
A resolution in relation to tho repair
ing of the streets and avenues of tho city
was presented, and on motion of Couu
clman Rearden, was concurred in.
A resolution in relation to having Joint
committee of Mve appointed to make ar
rangements, to give a proper reception to
the Illinois Press Association, was pre
sented, and, ob motlou of Councilman
Williamson, was concurred in.
The Mayor appointed as such commit
tee: Councilman Reardeu, chairman,
and councilman Jorgenson; aldermen
McKee, Lonergau and Theobald.
The following communication was pre
sented by the mayor, and, on motion,
referred to the finance committee:
Cairo, ill., April T, 1SC0.
Te tha City Council I
I have received from Mesra.Fox. How
ard ft Co. a communication upon the sub
ject of the claim they havo for work done
under a contract to fill certain streets
and avenues of the city, and respectfully
call your attention to a proposition which
it contains. That I may bo able to do
this in a satisfactory manner. 1 here
quote the language of tho communica
"The important question with us is:
When, aad in what form aro we to re
ceive navmeut for money Justly duo us?
With you, as chief executive officer of
tue city, tne quesuou is, undoubtedly,
.Haw eaa the debt be easiest disposed of.
and at the same time preserve the credit
and financial integrity of the city? It
seems to usUbat our proposition to take
bonds bearing ten per cent. Interest, at
par, is an exceedingly favoruble one for
Cairo, relieving the city at onoe, as it
noes, or a Duraeiwuiue ueut, wuicu omer
wise must bo paid at no distant day, by
a resort to general taxation. , Should it
bo urged that the rate of Interest Is too
high, provision may be inserted Into the
bonds, that, whenover the city chooses
to pay-the same, it shall have the prlyK
lege, anu, in order to mano it an oDjeci
for it to do so, wo shall agree to hold said
bonds ono year, and will sell them to the
city at any time beforo its expiration for
00 per cent Tills offer is certainly all
that, in reason, could bo expected of us."
In my opinion, this proposition should
receive the careful consideration of the
council. It will not do to treat this mat
ter with carolcssness. We owo Messrs.
Fox, Howard & Co. a certain amount of
money, and, sooner or later, It mast bo
paid. This result Is inevitable. I agree
with thoso who hold that the contract
under which tho firm obtained this claim
was oppressive to thoclty, Injurious to Its
best Interests, and ono which should
nover havo been made: but, whjlo onter
tabling this belief, I do not forget that
tho city recolved tho' work from the'
hands of tho contractors, and when sued
for the balance duo on tlio contract ac
knowledged Judgment. With theso facts
lu my mind, x can seo no way out or tne
payment of the dobt; and if I did, 1
would not advise tho council to follow It,
since tho path would lead to the repudia
tion of a promise, deliberately made,
aud result In the tho total destruction of
our financial credit. By a contest in the
courts wo may postpone tho payment of
tho debt for a year or two; but, in the
meantime, It will be drawing 6 per cent.
Interest; und tho cost of litigation will
bo an Item of expense to tho city of no
small dimensions; and, in tho end, the
principal will be collected by general
taxation, which will injure property, and
in many ways put the city .'government
to great inconvenience and trouble.
I theroforo call to your attention to tho
abovo proposition of Messrs'. .Fox, How
ard & Co., and ask for it respectful and
John H. Obkiua', Mayor.
Tho following resolution was presented
by Councilman Barclay, and on motion
Resolved, By tho Select Council tho
Board of AldermonJ concurring that
tho office of "Health officer" bo aud Is
hereby abolished, and that tho duties of
said ofllco bo performed by tho Police
Constables, appointed to servo during the
Tho following bill was presented from
tho Supremo Court of tho State of Illi
nois, lu tho case of M. S. Ensmlnger vs.
the People of tho State of Illinois, ex re
latione,. Johu W. Trover:
amounting lo...... tttS 7t
The clek read a joint resolution from
the Board of Aldermen In relation to
tho McGlunU bond for the concurrence
of the Select Council, and on motion of
Councilman Rearden was non-curred in.
Couucllmau Rearden offered tho fol
lowing resolution, which woe adopted:
Resolved. By the Select Council, the
Board of Aldermen concurring: that a
Joint committee of throe members of the
Board or Aidcrmeu, said two rrom ine
Select Council be appointed to take into
consideration tne settlement or tne oona
held bvE. W. McGinnls. of New York,
and now over duo.
On motion adjourned.
Pathick Mocklxr, City Clork.
Tho Now York 'Tribune,' in apologi
zing for tbo iguorauco of the law mani
fested by Grant when he appointed Mr.
A. T. Stewart secretary of the treasury,
says: "Well, lawyers like Hendricks
voted for tho confirmation." It so hap
pened that Mr. Hendricks was not a
member of the sonato when the confir
mation was mado.
TEAM POWER TO LET.
A Chance For Mnuuracturare.
The linmeno iteam power of tlio city nunisi, euf
flclcnt for any kind of manufacturing, trill bo let on
the mot filterable term.
Thle a rare chance for manufacturer. Tha adjoin
Ini; Iota are vacant and can be leaned on aatiifaotory
term. Apply to oraddreM tho
aixiiwd cur dbAinaok committee.
THAW AND MILLINERY GOODS.
prius i iaeo
MRS. E. II. OSWALD k CO.,
Havo jut received an unueually fin and atlracllre
Utrnwaad Millinery Coed,
Notlom.Trlnmiiuga and Fancy Article, Hlbbou,
lluttoni, Flower, tto., all of the very latest elyles ex
tant i preientliiR to thu trade a variety equal to the de
mand, at pricca that can ecarcely fail to give aatiefac
lion. WOIIK BASKETS Infant' baakeU, aad a
handxnme collection of other notion, tucfiil aad or-
A new lot of BmgfarVi celabraUd ewlng machine
alto on hand, to which the attention of the puWio is
They aro prepared, aa heretofore, to meet all de
mands In tho drett making lino promptly and after tha
HonnuU mado and bleached to order.
1M OtMUicrcUl Aveaa, ireawlMtk M.
JOAL! COAL I COAL!
v-At . "
J. Sharp McDouald'H CoHlyrl
llnvlnit made permaneut arrangements with A. Ii.
Bhotwell JtCo., fjir ,. ., .,.m1a
Constant Muppljr rCeal,
nlrretyom the mines, we are pteBared. to Dfi
team Ttf Ivjr"
Alwava In readiness to
supply the waat of1 aUaaaar
ItOllERT ft, SMITH, Agaat.
and tho public generally
DRY GOOD8, ETC
The Oldest Established
' III"! (
IS THK CITY.
RITTENIIOUSE & HANNY
Havo on hand, froili from the market
Printed do Lalnes,
Japanese Clplh', ' ' '
I.'. ,!. t ld.lMi t iim, "IIS
4 ITIil'iriMniiFf nvnibuuiriwf
Grenadine, PfluteJ (iieiiit,
Plain Pcrcnle, Whito Alpacas,
Drown and nieafthiMirihUtlnW ' ''
Urown nnl lileacluM mnrting,
Paris Printed Hprtng Shawl,
Lama Loco Bhawls.
Hlllc Mintllla. ,..
Paris Veil Hares,'
U'liltn nnodt. Dnnna Murla.
IValnsooks. Honed jicu,
JJoft Cambrics, Ho.lcry,
India Twill, (ilnvet,
India Stall, Jaconet,
Mnen Cambric, BwIm,.
CIiOTJin AND CARHIMEKM,
Table Unens, '
Toweling. ' " 1
0JJL OlotSaw,, ,
COItSKR niOIlTH ST. AK1 COMMERCIAL AVE.
REAL ESTATE BROKERS, ETC.
(Successor to John H- Jmrmnn wo.,)
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Buy ami sells ileal Ktate, pays Tuxes, furnlshr
Abstract of Title, and prepare. Conveyance of all
inds. Office, No. 71 (id floor) Ohio Levee. marlStf
JOHN W. TKOVEK & CO.,
Real Estate, Iloud aud Stock Hrokers.
Will attend fo the navment nf State. Counlv and Citv
Taxes, and all business pertaining to a OKNEUAL
J(.V. ...... .VI
EionTii Sirxct, $teonddoor from Com. Avt.,
decll'SMtf Cairo, IU.
Y"M. II. SCHUTTKU,
Importer and WholtiaU Dtaler in
WFNDS, LIQUOHS, TOBACCO
Best Ilraudii of Cresut aad Stock Ale
Imported Ala at Different Kind,
No. 75 Ohio Lkvxic, - Cairo, IUiBU
A. J. OABIE.
ODOES & 0A11LK,
Will attend to the !( of real Mtale, mernhandi.e.
runiuure, sum-k arm properly m uuv imi ail icuim, tor
two and ono half nor cent, en minim Ion. bains: about
one.fourth the untnpeiisntlun usually oharxed.' t
Any person feeling himelf or herself unable fo pay
that ralo of coinpen.stlon, shall be cheerfully served
i ne paironago oi inn puuuo is oiiciiei.
OBlcQ at present, at Parker tk Hodge's Mvery Blable.
A commission and auction house will be anened lu
few days, due notice of which will bo given.
JADIES' HAIR DRESSING.
MRS. ADDIE RUCK
Wish to Inform the publla that she ha a
Ij4I Hair U'esstsia; Vatloon
- n i u 1 . .. 4 Ut.iL 1 IV . 1.
Uet. Bho also nmnutVlures CurlsBwUch,
WattcafflBard, ajar-Ktua, Bracelet, and
all kind of Hair Jewelry,
Ladle may liave the combings of their hair manu
factured In any dealrablot)l, Jn3.vltf
Jb ' I
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dec'Jl'Mtf i ' 'nu.' i'ou UoMMsacuL Avaava.