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'FIOENo. 13 Tenth Street, Thornton's Building.
MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1869.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO
LETTING T1IE REBELS IN.
A number of rudlcal papors rccelyo
with exclumatlonB of surprlso and Indig
nation tho boro suggestion that tho late
insurrectionary States are In a condition
that flls them forequul fellowship In tho
Union. The Now York 'Sun,' ono of
tho nblest of the number discourses, un
der that head, as follows:
General Butler propones to mako
broad the gate and easy the way for re
bels to get back Into tbo government.
Universal amnesty and Impartial BUf
frago have long been tbo watchword or
Mr. Greeley and the 'Tribune.' General
Jack Hamilton, of Texas, is In Washing
ton, advocating the utmost liberality
toward our erring brethren of secession
proclivities. Thero Is a disposition among
tho Republican leaders, so general that
it Is already virtually tho policy of tho
party to let tho rebels back. Tho excep
tions are so few, the number who will bo
kept out mo small, that they amount,
practically, to nothing. Wo do not for
.the present question, and wo do not pro
pose to dK-iiHH. the intrinsic wisdom of
this policy. V design simply to call
attention to the prospect which it opens
to the republican party. That prospect
Is'the gruvo. Whoever supposes that tho
money and brains of tho white rebels
will not be more than a match for tho
negroes and the few white repub
cans in tho former slave states, bus a
contldenco which wo do not share.
Thefo states may bo expected to vote
holld, or nearly so, for it democrat for
president at tho next election. And wo
also doubt whether a largo majorltyof
tho democratic party in tho free states
would not prefer Jtobert E. Leo to Gen.
Grant for president to day. On tho
whole it must be admitted that any pru
dent life Insurance company would have
to regard the risk on tho republican party
m extra hazardous at tho present tlmo;''
TJIERIUJIT OF WAY.
H'rutn the Cairo Tlinci.
With regard to the right of way which
has been granted the Cairo Vincenues
Itallroad Company to run their road
through Commercial avenue, to tho
point oelow the St. Charles Hotel, wo are
of tho opinion that tho City Council In
granting this privilege acled wisely and
for the best Interest of thu city. Our
preferences were, however, that tho road
hhould comedown thu Mississippi leveo:
hut as long as this could not be accom
plished wo are in favor of Its running
through Commercial avenue, or any
other uveniiu or street in tho city, in
preference to stopping anywhere short of
tho point, it wouiu oo us wen 10 nave
no road, as to have its terminus outsldo
of the llinltH Momcwh?re between this
and Mound City and we much prefer to
neo a railroad through our streets than to
K'o grass growing in them.
Outspoken aud unequivocal! Well
done, "mo boy." Wo have hopos for
LOl THE POOR NEOItO.
(r.nm n, (iiua Girardeau lis mocracr.l
A nigger cabin boy on tho JJelle Mom
phis, on her last trip up, attempted to
commit a rape on a youug girl who was
a passenger. Ho entered her stateroom
Jmt boforo daybreak, Thursday, but her
screams aroused tho other passengers,
and tho black rascal beat a quick retreat.
When tho packet landed at Commerce,
tho clerk gave the would-bo ravlsber a
good beating with a bugiry whip and
then kicked him ashore. Tho Commer
cials gave him two minutes ia leavo
town In or swing from a limb. Ho left,
and Is now In this city, we understand.
Where, no doubt, amoug the radical
element, ho will become a young "lion."
For tho meanest of all mean radicals
commend us to tho radicals of Missouri.
Tho recent Australian papers aunounco
tho occurrence of scorching weather in
Homo parts of tho Colony. At Wagga
Wugga, At the close of December, flow
ers and shrubs were literally roasted, and
fruit trees (In somo instances) burnt up.
riums approaching ripeness, fermented
under tho powerful heat, aud hung on
the branches UUo small bugs of native
grown vinegar. Tlio heads of many trees
presented tho appearance of having been
subjected to a stream of Hume. Yet in
the Tu unit district, three days before,
thero was aotuully ico In tho wash hand
basins of a morning. Wild horses being
destroyed in largo numbers on tho level
country, near Waggu Wagga, where tho
poor Unites wore porlshlug from thirst.
At Echuca, on tho 24th of December,
bees wore destroyed by tho heat. Mr
Shiickcll found, on his return from Mel
bourne, that the contents of his largest
and best hives hail been totally destroy
ed by the melting of honey and comb3
Into "ono mass, by which tho whole ot
tho bees were smothered.
Tho Now York 'Times,' radical news
paper, says very truly that the political
troubles In Tonncsso seem to havo all
quieted down, slnco "Parson" Urown
low ceased to bo govornor of tho atato.
Tho mllltla who wero under arms aro re
turning to tho duties of civil Ilfo, and.
lending mon of all parties havo successful,
ly oxortod themselves to malntalu peaco
and order. Ikownlow had a romarka
blo ability for keeping himself In hot
water, and for keoplng in hot wator
everybody elso with whom ho had any
thing to do, and ho managed to keep tho
atato of Tonnesaoo in hot wator during
tho ontlro torm of his governorship. It
was a good thing to transfer him to tho
sonnto, whoro ho is incapablo of doing as
much publlo Injury.
A uogro in Georgia, possesssed with
piety, a short timo since, killed a friend
because his frjend would not attend
The position of the r.dmtntstratlou on
tho Cuban Question was attain tho subl
Ject of tho Cabinet consultation Saturday,
j .ill... . a f .
anu tuo position assumou uy (secretary
Fish that this governmout muit main
tain for Itself tbo policy It oxaotod af for
eign powers during the lato war, regard.
ing belligerent rights, was fully appro
ved. Thero will thorefore be nothing
dono by tho government looking to tho
recognition of tho Cuban Insurgents
American citizens, however, who havo
been arrested In Cuba, will b protected .
by this government
Tho New York 'Day Book' Bays that
Grant is reported to havo recently feald
that ho already longed for "a good, old
fashioned talk with Homebody;" That
is for a high, or rather low, old talk
about horses and pups over tho odors of
tho twenty-fifth glass of whisky. Con
gress ought at on co to creato tbo offlco of
"horso and dog talker," whoso duty it
shall bo to spend two hours a day in re
freshing tho Jaded mind of tho President
of tho United States with his conversa
tion on pups.
Wednesday night two brothers, named
Montgomery and Byron Leach, murder
ed a youug man by tho uame of Price,
at a singing school in Liberty township,
Adams county, ten miles southeast of
Qulticy. Tho two Leaches wont to the
singing school and asked for tho teacher.
Ho refused to go to tho door. Prlco went
to tho door aud was instantly stabbed
several times by botli Leaches, aud died
, at once, Tho murderers fled. The' trag
edy is the result of an old family feud.
Thkv have a handful of bolters in Ef
fingham to whom Bradsby talks thusly:
If ever thero was a pitiful set of lamo
ducks it is the little half dozen soro-
headed bolters of this town. They havo
burled theni'clvcs beyond tho sound of
plummet in tne contempt or every sound
aud consistent democrat. They aro spot
ted for all coming tlmo, and tho very
best thing they can now do is to leavo
the party, as wo havo 110 further uso for
I mil 'Vt tt n rn n nilt-nti on f Tntn r
crats, and if the Radicals will now re
ceive tuo "squeezed lemons" tuey can
take ttiein ana aro llirice welcome.
Thero is a bill beforo tho senate appro
priating $600,000 to the State of Massa
chusetts, for damages sustained during
thu war of 1812, when Massachusetts re
fused to furnish troops for tho defenso of
tho country, but attempted to make a
separate treaty of peace with England
on her own hook. And the late war wait
moro to ploasc Massachusetts than any
thing elso. So congress proposes to re
ward her with a donation of eight hun
dred thouaaud dollars 1
Returns received at tbo General Land
offico show a disposal of 30.3J8 acres of
tho publlo domain, during tho past
month, at tho following local offices:
Juuctlou City, Kausas 12,1 10 acres ; Hum
boldt, Kan., 0,003 acres; La Crosse, Wis.,
424 acres; Ironton, Mo., 0,034 acres; Me
nasha, Wis., 2,295 acres; Topeka, Kan.,
4,770 acres for actual settlement and cul
tivation under tho homestead laws.
The doctor against whom a verdict of
? 10,000 for breach of promise was recent
ly given In Warren county, Ohio, con
verted ull his property Into ready cash,
and, as soon as tho verdict was given, ho
disappeared. This was tho caso in
which tho defense was that tho promiso
of marriage with a pretty milliner could
not bo carried out, because she was of
very remote African descent.
Our exchanges from all parts of Texas
report that planters are actively en
gagod. Corn is goUerally planted, and a
great deal of it is alreudy up. A larger
breadth of laud will bo put In cotton
than any year since tho war. Tho freed
men hayo generally goue to work, and
wo heir less complaint of their Idlcuess
Tho mongrels of tho Stato of Virginia,
that Is, tho northern vagabonds who
havo gone there, demanded of Grant
that ho should remove Stonomuu from
tho command of that district, simply be
cause ho was not qulto brutal ouough to
suit their infernal tastes, aud Grant has
complied with tho demand.
It Is supposed, says tho Savannah 'Re
publican,' that the cultivation of tobac
co In Virginia and North Carolina will
be abandoned. Thoso who planted last
year aro reported to havo "realized
enormous losses, aud will plant no more
hereafter until It shall becomo less rtilu
ous to do so.
Tllton's 'Independent' says that Grant
"cares for no great idea," that ho is
"lifted to a station whioh is one placed
too high for his genius," aud that the1
radical party "will gradually grow
weaker aud weaker, and tholr opponents
stronger and stronger."
Grant has appointed two niggers jus
tices of tho peace iu Washington, ono
nigger assessor of Internal revenuo In
Now Orleaus, and another nigger post
master In South Carolina.
From tho 1st of January to tho 31st of
March, 21,644 emigrants wero landed at
the port of New York.
Eggs are sold at $2 a dozen in Arizona.
Salt Lake now contains 38.000 Mor.
inons, and 8,000 Gentiles.
Tho untlmbered plains botwoen thn
Mississippi and the Pacific havo annrn
of 1,400,000 square miles.
Waldeck. a German town, has civnn
publlo notice that no liconso ,to marry
win nereauer ue given to any Habitual
A wretch, who claims to know tho rich
men of St. Louis and Cincinnati, says
hat'.tho great want of each city is about
35 first-class funerals
Foster Blodtrett. postmaster of Autms-
ta, Ga., who was suspended under Presi
dent Johnson's administration for al
leged perjury, has been reinstated.
It is said that most of tho book reviews
in tho Loudon dally papers aro written
by young barristers and undergraduates
at Oxford and Cambridge.
A brute in Rochester, N. Y., wus late
ly arrested, sent to prison for six months,
and lined $50, for cruelly beating his
daughter, an infant seven mouths old.
Thero is a bill boforo tho Pennsylvania
legislature forbidding tho employment
of persons in drug stores who aro not
graduates of somo college of pharmacy
A cako of pure silver, weighing 343
pounds, was recently shipped to Phila
delphia from tho Brown Coin Sliver
Mines, located near Georgetown, Colo
rada. Milan has provided Its custom officers
with very powerful microscopes for tho
examination of all meat brought into
the city, to mako sure that none of it
Harbors triclinia spiralis.
Greatjoy was manifested recently by
the miners at Whlto Pine, overtho birth
of tbo first natlvo of the region. They
made up apursoof soveral thousand dol
lars in silver, and gave it to the pioneer
Charles Lever Is a veteran whist play
er, and one of tho best In Luropo. So
much does tho gumo engross his leisure
that ho borrows many illustrations from
It In his writing, aud often Introduces It
In his talcs.
Tho farmers In Maryland, Delaware
aud New Jersey aro already Indulging
m speculations regarding tuo coming
peacn crop. At present tneysay it prom
ises to bo good. ,
(several uermans nnvo located near
Charlottesville, Va., and aro enterlmr
largely entering into tho cultivation of
the grape, iney aro practical mnn, and
speak in glowing terms of tho ndapta
blllty of tho soil aud climato to grape
Lamartlno was asked by a friend if ho
did not spend too much money in adver
tising. "No," was his reply, "adver
tiscments aro absolutely .necessary.
Even divine worship needs to bo adver
tised; else what Is tho meaning of
cnurcn uensr '
Tho dryness of tho Egyptian climato
is such that rain scarcely over fell In the
upper province, and not more than five
or six days of the year in the Delta. But
Mehoraet All has planted 20,000,000 of
trees In these districts, aud tho annual
average has now Increased to forty days.
The New York 'Sunday Courier' says :
"An old New York circus man, whoso
Joints have grown too still' for the ring,
proposes to teach tho 'art of training an
imals,' Including everything from 'lions
to fleas,' for tho modcit sum of $1,000.
Hydrophobia has beon successfully
treated with Iodine by Dr. Musscy, of
Chicago. Of tho eight cases promptly
treated with lodlno not ono resulted fa
tally, nor were any declslvo symptoms
of hydrophobia subsequently manifest
ed. In tour of the cases it is probable
that tho wounds wero from animals real
ly rabid, and not in tho other four.
Mr. Aird, a noted Londou barrister,
was a printer; so, too, was Douglas Jer
rold: John KItto, tho editor or tho Picto
rial Bible, was by trade n shoemaker;
Dr. Llvingstono was a factory operative:
John Cassell, a Journeyman carpenter;'
and William Gitlbrd, tho founder of the
EJlnburg Review,' Urst a cabin boy and
then a shoemaker's apprentice.
JOHN C. MEECE.
Valparaiso, Intl., April 7tli, 1M9.
K.lllor Cairo Kvcnlng nullum
Dkak Sik: I drop you this lino to in
form you that John C. Meeco has served
out his tlmo in the Illinois Stato peniten
tiary, and gono home. I have Just re
ceived n letter from Chaplain Briscoe,
who informs mo that ho (Meeco) breath
ed his last at 10 o'clock A. M., on Mon
day, tho 5th lust; the chaplain further
writes that ho died without a struggle,
calmly, sweetly fulling asleep In Jesus,
afllrmlug to tho last that ho was an In
nocent man. It wus IiIh wish that his
dying statement that ho wus not guilty
of tho murder of Harvy Rude should bo
mado public. Auswerablo to his request,
the chaplain desiring mo to do so, I for
ward it to you for publlcuUon :
That John C. Meece was guilty of tbo
murder of Harvy Rude, no ono who hus
known him during his prison life, be
lieves for a moment. His statement of
his whereabouts the night tho mur
der was committed, aud how ho
came iu possession of the coat be
longing to tho murderod man, has
ever beon a Btraight-forward, con
sistent story, adhered to from first to
last without any variation. Durlugtho
long weary years of his Imprisonment
his llfo was that of a consistent chris
tian, at least sluco tho presont chaplain
hus been connected with tho prison, aud
his dutilh a happy one, still maintaining
When In your city with tho petition,
I anticipated beiug ablo to secure a par
don for him from the Governor, but when
I reached SprlngUeld I found tho Gov
ernor's time so much occupied with bus
iness pertaining to tho Legislature, that
ho had not timo to examine tho papers.
I also found that a remonstranco had
been forwarded to him, which undoubt
edly caused him to delay tho examina
tion longer than ho otherwise would.
But it makes no difference now. His
Maker has pardoned him out, andaont
Death to bring him home. Ho has gono
now where no perjured witnesses will
again swear bis llfo away, and where
udges and juries will mako no moro mis
takes, And when tliomen who wero In
terested In his arrest and convlotion shall
stand with him boforo tho bar of God, it
will then bo known who were Innocent
and who guilty. . L.,Havkins.
SITUATION WANTED. -All experienced,
flrsUclass gardener, ono who ha devoted his llfo
to tlio business, desires n situation. Apply at the City
JJK. W. R. SMITH,
PHYSICTAX AND MJKUEOX,
orncEt lai comhekcial avknce,
(Over Ilaynes and 81 no's storo.)
. ' . . . . JTX
ltel Jenco, Zio. SI Thirteenth Street. apll tf
J M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
(Succcoors so n. II. Hendricks Ic Co.,)
Forwarding aud Commission Merchants
Oftlro - - - IUiuola.
, i ' : , : 1 1 W ' f ' ' ' ' '
Liberal Advance Made on Consignment!.
Aro prepared to reccirc, store or forward freights to
all points : bur or n on commission'. DuslneM At
tend to with promptness. anlOdawtf
Ofllceofthe Cairo City Ferry Company, I
uairo, in , April iuiii, laoy.
Notlto Is herebr elren that a merlin? of thn Mock-
holder' of this company will ba held at tho otttco nf
.teeiitli slrc-i, In this city, on Monday, May .3d, 16.
at 10 o'clock, a.m.. for tliuDurrjsiOoielecllnirieren 17)
Uirectors toserro the ensuing year, nnd for other
uusinras. T. n. ll.M.l.WM ,
TEAM POWER TO LET.
A Chases Far MsuasinaetiiroH.
Thti linmenso steam cower nf the cltv nnmas. suf.
flclnt lorany kindof mauufacturiug. will bo let on
uia uiun iiiTrauie terms.
This a rars chatieo for manufjif direr. Thn arflain
Ins lots are vacant and can b leaded on satlsfoolory
apulwd ClTr im.UNAOE COMMITTEE.
j-OODI WOOD 1 1
J. W. TURNER
Is prepared to furnish
Good ZXord. Wood
At prices which defy competition, rind alio to
Deliver lit any part of tin City,
On tlio shortest notice.
Leave orders on slates at Itulrn's t-rocery, Loner
gan'a feed store, and Woods and Iloach' grocery.
TRAW AND MILLINERY GOODS.
1QQO. Spring; ! 18Q8
MRS. E. H. OSWALD & CO.,
Hat jnt received nn unusually tint and atlractlre
Htruw milt .Millinery ilmnU,
Notions, Triliiinli)K and Fancy Articles, UlUions,
lluttoix, Houeri), ftt'.,nllof tho ery latest l) leu ex
tant t pre seuliiiK tho trodttii variety equal to the de
tiund, at prlees that rnmeurcely fall tnyive satisfac
tion. WultK llAsKKTS; Infant's liaskets, and a
haudsomv collection of other notions, useful aud or
A new lot of Hlnger'n celebrated sowing machines
also oil hand, to which tho utteiitlou of the public Is
cr; tally Invited.
They nut prepared, m heretofore, In meet all de
mands in tho dref s making line promptly and after tho
IlouucM mado aud bleached to order,
r.'l t'niiiitierclul Ayeuue, Koar Miflilli HI.
QOALl COAL I COAL!
J. .Sharp McDouald'H Coalynril
llavlm; inmte permanent arrangements with A. L.
Shotuell A Co., foru
C'oimtiiut Mniily or Coal,.
Directlfrom the mines, we nre prepared to supply
tteameis at miy timo day or night.
Nlcimi Ttttr "Ivy"
Always In rendiueya to wupply the want of steamers
and tlio public generally ailmni; price,
npalt ltOU EKT 11. SMITH, Agent.
UN FLOWER IlILLIAlii) SALOON
Is furnished it It lue latent styles nf .Tables, and the.
bar supplied with tlio most oxeellunt liquors.
Is spread every day at 0 a.m. and 10 p.m. decUtf
JOHN IIYLANB'fl SALOON
Is supplied with (til kiuda of
Suporior Xi iquora,
Iiccr, Ale, Ae '
Commercial avenuo, tot. Ninth and Tenth street.
The thirsty, who lovogood liquors, should give him
a call, and tnoso who wish to putf a frngnuit cigar can
havo their want supplied at his bar, ' dcdtf
DRY GOODS, ETC
Tho Oldest Established
-3Z--ST OOOSS ZXOXJISJB
IS THE CITY. ' '
RITTEXHOUSE & IIANXY
Uaro on hand, frcth from tha market t
Pcklnp, Orientals, ,r
Printed do I-iInos,
Itobatx Cloth, j )
Drown nnd llleaelied Rheetlnas, ' ' ' n
llrown anil Illeaclieil Shirtings,
: .Pari! Printed Spring Shawls, Hrtrt
Lama Imco hmf Is, . i
Hllk Mantilla. . .-ILL .
Pari Veil Tlareeos.
Whlto OockU, DonnaMir!atA I4i;2
wnin.onott. wotted ilclt,
Boft Cambrics, Uoslery,
India Twill. Glove, 1
India Mull, Jaconet, '
Linen Cambric, 8wls.. ;f
CLOTH AM) t'ASHIMEUM, .
Table Linens, v
. .i .NapIn.V..
nugn, . i . :
con.vKR KiaiiTir st. ani commkkcial a.vk.
REAL ESTATE BROKERS, ETC.
(Successor to John . Harman It Co,,)
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Buys and sells Ileal F.tate, pays Taxes, furnishes
Abstract of Title, and prepare Convoyances of all
Inds. Office, No. 7 (2d floor) Ohio Leveo. marUtf
TORN W. TROVER t CO.,
Real IMalo, Uond nutl Stock Rrokcrs.
Will attend fo the payment of Htate, County anil City
Taxes, and ull busluess pertaining to a U'ENKItAL
Eighth Street, teeonddoor from Com. Ate.,
decSl'CSdtr Cairo, III.
LIQUORS, TOBACCO, ETC.
"-Ju. II. SOIIUTTKK,
Importer and WhoUtale Dealer in
1VI.i:S, ''l.KlLOHS, TOIIACCO
Rest Rraiuls or Croiuu and Slock Ale
Iinpoi'tnl Ales of I)lirrcnt Ktuils.
No. 70 Ohio Lkvkk, - Cairo, IUIuoIm
A. J. CAULI
Will attend In the sale of real estate, merchnndlxe,
furniture, sleek nnd ppip-rtyof any and all klndt, fur
two and one half per cent. ijirrii" inrt. Iicing aloilt
one-fourth the eomp-wntion uit illy elmrg'd.
Any pernon feeluu liinuelf or h-relf unable to pay
that rnto of eomjieii i, thai) Ik eheerfttlly servotl
Tho patronage r-ft'i.- pnldie ! solicited.
Ottlco at preont lit lirker & Il(Nlge's Livery Stable.
A commlHsion and iiu. ttou hou will v njietieil in
few days, duo notieu of uhich will Ikj given,
JADIES' llAIlt DUKSSING.
3IRS. A I) DIE RUCK
Wlshc to Info) in tin' p.ii'lte that .lie has it
I.udli'k' llulr l)rt'liir Saloon
JH k.Vlltllll'll.lM .lllllll mill tl'lllll
streets. Mi a nltn manufactures Curls, Sttltelr.
IVutoli-Uiinrds, Ruv-Illtigii, Itrucelets, and
all kinds of llulr .lowtlry.
T I : I . 1 v . .
twiuiu? inn) imie iu'' coiuiuugji oj ineir iiairiiiiinii
factureil in any rtciiimblo s t In. Jan'iWtf
OR EVERYTHING IN
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