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OFFICE: No. 13 Tenth Street, Thornton's Building.
FRIDAY EYUTOG. APRIL 30, 1869.
JOHN II. OBERLY & CO
CAIRO AND FULTON RAILROAD.
Tho Cairo and Fulton Railroad lias
been sold out to Kenneth Moltae. a
wealthy English banker, for 000,00p,
who will proccel with due diligence to
the work orconsturctlng tho road.
Tho abovo paragraph has appeared in
a number of our excluiugcs, and thp
rumor of tho Hale of the road has been
repeated In the columns of this paper.
How much reliance to place in tho re
port that tho roud has been sold, as above
atatod, wo aro nnablo to determine for
ouMolveH. There Is lttlo or nothing of
the road left to noil. The Iron liarlMcKv
taken up, tho trestle works destroyed,
and miioli of the embankment washed
away by Hoods. So In the sulotlf con
summated) tho material or actual, tan
gible property, could have cut no
Important figure. Tho rights and fran
chise of the ompauy formed about tlio
ouly valuable combinations Involved.
We sincerely hope that the sale has
taken place, and that tho promi-icd op
erations will bo commencud at once.
"Hope deferred" has sickened the
hearts of many of our people, and wo
need Jut such Inspiriting, news as an
assurance of tho truth of the above re
port would glvo us.
The Cairo and Fulton road mint form
a link in the great International Pacific
railroad, and slucelt has been demon
ntntted that no other route to thn Pacific
is particable and reliable, tho chartered
rights of the Cairo it F. R R. Co. have
become Invested wlth peculiar va'tio.
Thin consideration gives the reported
ale and promised commencement of
work a greater air of plausibility.
In this regard wo shall hereafter keep
a watch. for the dev eloinnent of some
thing definite, sharing as wo do the deep J
oyicern of our readers.
SPIRIT PllO TO OR. i PJfEllS.
A tlrcky photographer has been doing
a good business in New York by taking
what lie calls uplrlt photographs, for
which he obtained a high price. Ho ad
vertised that ho would take photographs
of auy one, with the spirit of any de
ceased relative or friend who might hap
pen to bo present at the time, standing
in the background. Sure enough there
was always a shadowy figure In tho back
ground, which the sitters sometimes
thought resembled their relutlvos and
ftometlu.es did not. The spirit, however,
was there, and they were satisfied it
must be some departed friend, oven if It
could not bo Identified. Tho police, how
ever, suspected there was a cheat in the
operation and arrested tho proprietor of
tho gallery and his operator, and, on ex
amination, it wn proved that by ordina
ry Hclentlllc and chemical means Just
Muchshudowy pictures could bo produced
by any photographer So another set of
fools have tho satisfaction of knowing
iiow eusy It In to be cheated.
Three cases occurred within the last
fortulgfit, In London, that 'beggar de
'flcription. One woman, after, being hor
ribly abused, was found dead the next
morning, on the ground, cut open and
hor body filled with stones, and coal,
ami pieces of brick. Tho other two
case were perpetrated by women. One,
taking ftd vantage 'of her husband's help
lessness, dellborately mutilated him in
tho most allocking manner, and then
dug out both. .lib eyes.. Tho other, also
angered at her hiubund, emptied! u can
of paruliluo over him and then set tiro
tn him. v
. Gen. John A.JLagaii, chief of tho secrot.
organization known us tho Grand Army
'of tho Republic, recommends the deco
ration of tho graves of I'liion soldiers on
tho tho 'J9th or.'tuth of May. Kxchango
' Why' cannot this ceremonyt (beauti
ful and Impressive, although borrowed
from tlio terrible rebels, i bo disconnected
from u darklaiitern,,pro!.eriptlve, fuuuti
cal 'and revolutionary organization?
Why Is It that even tho ashes of tho dead
Holillers shall bo insulted by tho shame
less assumption that they are the peciu
liar charge of a secret radical society'.'
Every alternate grave, or more, contains
the remains of a democratic .soldier, yet
the ti. A. R. assumes the exclusive right
to shed tears and scatter llowors over
them. Every domouratlu household in
tho laud has a son, a husband oru father,
flleeplng with tho dead soldiers of tho
Union, yet these may not weep, for their
tears are not sanctified by radicalism.'
How long are such insults, audi trials
and tyrannies to bo patiently and un
complainingly MimhlUod to? Will tho
end come- never?
lI)on Piatt has become a trjllo acidulat
ed in his remarks upon Grant.- Perhaps
that "little business which occupied just
t - . I t 1 a. A L 1 II..
ten minutes," uiuin mm mu nappuy.
At anv rate, this Is a bit Of hi recent
sarcasm,; The bold, direct way In which
Grant Invited to his cabinet l ie men
who luiil mnilu him handsomo presents,
and thou put all his relatives lu otllce,
1 'took1 from the transaction any suspicion
of a wrong intent. It was only laugha
ble. from statistics inudo up to dato it Is
known that the American cotton of 'OS
will fall short about 100,000 bales from
the crop of '07.
THE DANGERS MUST PAY THE
The Morris 'Herald' halls with pleas
ure a movement among tho nowspaper
men of Southern Illinois, looking to a
radical change lu tho matter of political
printing. It heartily endorses tho idea
of a convention that phall embrace pa
pers of all shades of politics, not only In
Egypt but from tho entire State.
It Is high tlmo.tho JIorald' thinks, tho
editors of Illinois take decided ground
lu this matter. Tho press has long
enough done tho dirty work of the par
ties. A great many people, especially
the local politicians, seem to think that
tho party paper ought to bo thankful
that It has tho privilege of advocating
their claims for ofllcc. An editor Is ex
pected to puir all the candidates for
party and public favors, without fen or
compensation; and after those whom ho
helps elevate to olllco get cool In their
beats they lmaglno they are doing a
great favor to tho publisher If they give
him a little of the printing of their olllae.
An editor Is just as much entitled to pay
for pulling candidates for otllce as he Is
for pulling a butcher or grocer; and it Is
a sorry Job topufTsomo candidates, even
for good pay. The thing is played out;
and wo are glad to see there is home
prospect of reform.
It Is the duty of the political pres to
labor for Us party. This duty does not
Involve, howovor,"tho puftlng of avcry
little cross-road's politician into noto
riety wlio may sock that notoriety; and
it a (lords us pleasure to obiervo tho fact
that our cotemporarles aro awakoulug
themselves to a proper consciousness
thereof. If, hereafter, little seven-by
nine barkers want newspaper fame let
them pay for It; and, as such creatures
aro classable with patent medlclno
quacks, let them pay in advance.
. . .-.
A Newark paper says thatUorio Is the
real publisher and backer of tho 'Imperi
alist' newspaper, and that Grant distrib
utes copies among his friends.
The verdict of a coroner's Jury on tho
body of one Doollttle, was that "the
said Doollttle came to his death by the
Visitation of the aforesaid God."
Daniel b Barkman, a soldier of the
Revolution, died recently in Cattaraugus
county, New York, at tho ago of one
hundred and nine years and six months.
A rpse bush at Toulon, Franco, covers
a wall seventy-live feet high by eight
een, measures thirty-two Inches around
tho stem, and produced fifty thousaud
roses In April and May.
An Insane woman was recently dis
charged as cured from the Sanfranclsco
hospital ouly to Jump out of a fourth
story window and kill herself tho next
A contract for3,000 hogsheads of Vir
ginia tobacco, to be tllleu at Richmond,
has boon made by the French govern
ment with two houses In .the city of
In tho Michigan State prison, at Jack
son; during 180S, twdnty-soven convict
were punished with whips, thirty-four'
wltli thopaddlo, and forty-eight by be
log put Into a dark cell.
Sullivan, tho keeper at Sing Slug pris
on, who shot und killed Lockwood, the
convict, has beep, Indicted for murder lu
tho first dogree, and having voluntarily
mirrendered, Is now lu tho Westchester
It turns out that the Inauguration ball
was a financial success. The Washing
ton papers have just published receipts
and expenditures of the alFalr. Tho re
ceipts wero $13,031 14, tho expenses 512,
027 70 leaving $0,000 01 cash III bund.
This balance has been turned over to the
National Lincoln Monument Association
as a gift.
In Cincinnati, Mr. Ha Is tend of the
Commercial, ' reports $.10,000 Income;
Starbuek tho of Gazette,' $20,105; and
Mr. Starbuek, of tho 'Times,' S20,5S(I.
Mr. Kuvunaugh, one of tho Irish mem
bers of the Rrltlsh House of Commons,
has neither legs nor arms. Ho recently
made his maiden speeuh and was loudly
One of the recent benefactions of
Georgo l'eabody, Is the gift to Post Mills
Village, Tholford, Vt., where he onced
lived, of a library building which cost
$2,000, and a fund of 3,000.
A passenger on tho Ill-fated steamer
G. A Thompson, madoj a statement to
tho reporter of tho Little Rock 'Gazetto'
to tho cilect that Captain Fruzlur fulled
totlo hlduty atjtho time of.tho disaster,
and that ho made no attempt to savo
any ouo but "himself, Wife and dog;"
Tho whole story has been proven false
by tho pilots of tho boat and other pn&
aougers. In fact, Captain Frazler saved
tho wife and child of this very passen
ger after lio had cowardly abaudoned
them and syaui to tho opposite shore.
Leading democratic influences In Now
York, httvcunltedin supporting substan
tially Mr. Pendleton's recommendation
to tho peoplo or Virginia, Mississippi anil,
Toxas, to refuse to participate In the re
construction elections to be ordered by
Xjatowt toy Toi usi'aplx.
IVew AMMiRiuueiii of Oflk'cr
Saving at the Spigot-
SFIUOUS JUOT I. IlU:i,AM
(Jruiit (Joea lu .Mount Vernon.
Va.ilni;tou, April 2).
The President, in order to have a day
of rocrcatlon and rest from tho routine
of olllco work, which has kept him very
busy over since the inauguration, Wont
to Mount Vernon this morning, accom
panied by his family, Socreiary Cox, and
a few personal friends.
At ten o'clock, when the party left tho
White House, tlio indications were that
tho day would be pleasant; but soon af
ter that hour the sky became overcast,"
and a rain storm set In which will be
likely to mar the pleasure of the trip.
Mr. Rlchardsou, Assistant Secretary
of tho Treasury, uuthoilzes a denial of
the statement telegraphed from hero
last night, that ho has decllued apolnt
ment of Justice, of the Superior Court of
Massachusetts. He will notconio tonny
conclusion in the matter until he has
had an opportunity for consulting with
Secretary Iloutwell, who Is expected
A JVrw AtMlKNnient or Officer.
A new assignment of offioers compo
sing the Ilureau of Military Justlco has
beenniade, as follows;
Judgo Advocate General Holt assigned
to Headquarters of the Army.
Gen. Dunn, Assistant Judge Advocate
General, assigned to the office of tho
Secretary of War.
Colonel Sleber, Judgo Advocate of the
Department of Dakota.
Major DewJtt Clinton, to the Depart
ment of the South.
Mojor Wlnthrop, Major Harr and Ma
jor Curtis, to the office of tho Judgo Ad
Tho following officers have been as
signed to duty at tho War Department:
Gens. Dan. IJuttcrfleld, O. S. Ketchum,
J. K. Smith. Wacirer Swavne. W. Dunn
I and O. A. Meek.
Krlrcurumriita in NiiibII l.raW.
Senator Cragln, chulrmau of tho com
ujltteo on contingent expenses of tlio
senate, remained slnco the adjournment
of congress in order to see whether it
was possible to cut down the force cm
ployed lu tho capital. A number of
changes havo already been made, and
othoru soon will be, which will savo con
siderable money to tho government.
Senator Crasrln leaves for New Hamp
shire to dlght. '
Her Ion Rial lu Irela4.
Londondkhkv, Arprll 29. A riot took
place here yesterday, betwoeUjtho Cath
olics and Oruugomeii, 1
During tlio collision between the two
factions, (ho police tired upon both. Fire
arms were freely used, several, rioters
being vouudod and two killed
The riot assumed, at one time, fearful
proportions, but the efforts of the pollco'
and the appearance of a military force
from the garrison, finally succeed In ro
restoring quiet, and the oily is. now tran
quil. The military will remain on duty a
t The t'larlilu HrU.
, Tho following aro Agassi.'
' of the foruiution and ago of
, reefs oil' the Florida coust: '
These reefs aro built no by
Unit buL'Ins to work on the irround In wa
ter of twelve or fifteen lathoniH depth, and
I he cannot live unless ho has tlio constant
actt)ii of the open sea upon him, m) tliut
ho stops at tho height of high tide. Hy
I iiiiiiiKioiiH exnerimouU It has been ascer-
! tallied that the coral builder constructs i
nt about tho rate of half an inch in a con- :
I tury; but lu order to err, if at all, on the
i mite side, Agassi, doubts this estimate in
i his calculations, .making it an Inch in a
' century. Now, outside of the Florida
I keys there Is a long coral reof
J with an average height of sov
I enty feet, which, therefore, must
! havo been began 7,000 years ago, or 1,000
I years before Adam. Secondly tho Keya.
I are thoniselves nothing but an Inner rep
etlon of tho same sort of coral reefs, of
, nt least the same average bight; and tlio
t builder must have finished them buforo
! they began on tho outside- reef; as up-
pears from their necessity of having the
oneu sea, and from the fact that there
1 are now no indications of tho of tho be
ginning otix reef outside of tho ouo wo
have iiieiitloned above. The Keys,
therefore, swell tho record to 14,000 years.
I Noxt wo have Vao shore bluff) of the
I muln Ian d. which Is aUo of tlio samo
i coral construction, and which carries the
. earth's record above 20,000, years. iMorev
. over, there are, as you go iniuuu, hovuj-
I II ,l..lliuil anil nf nnliisin uII(PIkhI'H
coral reefs, whleh, udded to tho forego-j
I Ing, would nuke the wonuf sevoniy
thousand yeais old. And Frof. Agasslz
regards this as a very moderate estimate.
I1IJCK ! ' Pg W),v HUCK!
-AND- , ,
3VT V. V ""OCT I KT 33,
(Asi.vo. i;ic;inji: ntiiket.
All lovfmof (ln'if rfcru and ddlght'ul ltovr3fd
ihould rill nt Jlnj SoIikI C.ttlnu to-morrow.' A
enpi'lrfor llif? million rwlvul. Cmnp ctrrl)odj'
ftn.iVnJoy your Kirn iifMa). JultNfiCllKlili.
JJO! FOR T 1 1 E R K A UT I F IT L HILLS,
Tlio Shady Vales.
FLOWERY DELLS OF FORT JEITEItSON
The .no! ntatitirnl ft put In Konlueky for
Whf n blooming May asMuit Utr vrontoit ral,
Hrlglit btrdcomo forth' KertuhuV facrlygieet:
Whltr Ihrouth thlrf thlr 'gl!Mcnod deleft ring,
Comehill. la God'; fnlr toinplf'snrttlior uprlnj:.!
Tlmt'o it, briug your Imkclt rilled lth rdlblc; ni
with your chtldrf nor nwctlicnrl', lionnl the
nd re-energiie. ruvrnte, r-aulinte yourteWos
by few bourn stroll on iho Kr-"J lillln, throiiKh the
Ixautiful rlocrynlr of Kurt Jtitrrtoti.
MWo up family prtl none nr plemjutor, IaVo
your rielin and nultar, yurcheiimtm nnd CArd, and
half a daytprnt In the erdant hlll and valley of
Kort Jctlerton Mill give you a now lentpnu life mKo
ou fl that tho world n larger and Ix-ttfr.
To wcotnmoilal partltt, l.trx orouull.thi- tm
ftrrybualCulto will lea her landing for .Fori Ji-nVr-
jn vcry rutinlinU'twfru a and 9 o'clock a.m. and
ltwern 2 anil .1 o'clock p.m., tliun prrmlttlni; a ntay
on the grounds thrre ofj or 8 hour, or 1 or 3 hour
4 i)if-xnirinlit majrVtMl.
Spti arrangomrntt ran b mads for Urx Jrlio
apttlwd W. It. HAXUl'dKr. MaKit.
Oftceof die Cairo City JVrry Cunpauy,
Ciro, III., April loth, l-W.
'olit U hfrtby j;ivcn that a merlin of ihr tock
holdrr of thli company wilt lot held at tho ottloo of
thpcompiny.rorner WiihlnKtn ATciiun nml Klph-te.-nlliMrert,
In tin city, on MoniUjr, May 3d, 19.
at 10 o'clotk. a.m., for thn purp-of e lectin j; Ten (,)
IHrectora fierr tho cmuinic year, and for other
,ulno. T W. HAI.Lin.lV.
GROCERIES, LIQUORS, ETC.
g SMYTH & CO.,
OHIO LEVEE, - - CAIRO, ILUXOIS
SUGARS, COFFEES, TEAS, SYRUPS,
MoUr, Toliaet'A, Cigar,
FNh, Candles, Woodcnware, WHIow-Ware
Italia, Ollas, 2Plxi.tsif
VA RXISUES, IIRL'SHES,
WlllllUM'CalllNS 111 1 0 lillllt'.
Oment, 7VtWt-',mi O'liiijiomttr
OIil Uyr, ."'loiwiiigiilirlu nuil llourbou
Xlocl XjocxcX and Sliot.
Hit,?! Ht '!. If. Mli'f.,
AIo ki-rjx i'ou-liintlv on hand a inoi complclo
todc.,l,, . ui., M ,
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SCOTCH AXI) IRISH
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; n o -nt pri 1 1 O is
CJITY' XATIOXATi IIAXK
The Clowe of Haalncan on the 17lh tiny of
Loan and hlicotint .S1I2,01) II
U. S, Honda deposited itli Tri-aurcr V. S.
10 c-curociri'iuaiiou , iuu,u" 111
L',n. iionu nn iianu
Cairo City Ilnnds (roit)
Cairo CityiS:rlp (curt)
Alexander County orders (C0t)
I mo from National Jl.inU
Ira from other ll.inkn nnil Uankora
p" l 7s
i is r,
I urnlturo and H.xturei
4.1 I l!
Other lawful Miiiuy..... 4).J-.
I.I A III1.ITJ li.
(lipltnl Stock iwld In .!
Hurplu Fund ...-.w
.. "Lira 81
2iJ.ll 13 7i
hup nana mm iuiiKcr.........-
I, A. II. KnUurd, Owliier '" "Tfie f'..y Nalir-ml
Urn If tif Cairo. III.' ilft fileiniilVMrMM lilt thn rdiVi-
atitrmentUtma to this lt of tnr knoHl.vliri. and
.1 r . ... .t'f...ll.
lilatff of ItlinoK County of Alexander, City of Ca
f, ; Pvrorn la and nht ril)d before mo thU 2lti. d.iy
of April, !. II. It. CAXDKK,
correct Attri :
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W. I'. 1IAI.I.I1UV,,
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2D HE FORT
or Til a
THE FIRST XATIOff ATalllA X K
Coadltlou nt ttaeCloao nr Dualur, on thn
ITtla or April, 1H09.
Hill neivjble TS
Over Draft 1.M1 'J
U .1. llotnN to iviiro nroiiUilon . fl.'i'Xi )
V. a. lloud ami rf.vuritlet mi I mud , fl.71'1 lo
OthrrHtork and lOlld 10,44s U1
IHif from Iti-docmlnc .gmt lu.H.'t 21
IMip from othrr National Ilauk - M'(7 70
llui- from other Hank and II ink.-ri-. ...... . 311 8'
Ileal K-tate 4t.'il 37
Knnilturp nnd Fixture. - '
Kimr - I.M-' a I
Taxc W6 "
Hcmlltanccnlntranlt. i27 w
Ch on hand ; fnli liim, lndudluir r"-
rnun tamp i lkl
nilN of National lianlta..... . 3" W
Krartlonal rurri'in-y l.ffri Jl
Kppclp - S
l.rsai leuuor .7,vvi-.
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Ilu National lloiikK A, i.s..i.i.JV.
IlilllKItT W. MH.f.KK,
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pROFOcjAJ' j. .UtM
I "or iiiiliiliuc ruiiui tomiiy jiiii.
)thcc ( I'lrk "f tlii t ..uui) i mt f
Mound rily. T'll i-U. (. p:., April 81, If )
Hfalt'd propoaN will Wi'HtM by Hit' nil Ir
Klmiol nt lii tiiMi-i', in M 'iiii'1 City, 'inti' !n't
May :l. A. I l-w. at HoVi-k in., tnr tin- Imil . ni; t
iho l,ul.kt'Cnnntv liftl mi. WMiltM''u ' 'i
Miiunil t!il v. III. .'' "r liu l" (dan- nnd " u
(Ml tile In liiy Ollli'f "'d "rk to p.ud f'T III lin U
ofthiM-ouiiiy. imviMp hi . yir, mid l r ' i
per font. Inti'rt- Tin- lutllo'- i'ii' I iw 'i
work prouri''i'. Tit -iiful lixiivf x ml
wltliKood "tf'iirit, fur th 6iithful Mi'fii"iui' "' n
I'ontracl. ' '
Tho court rtffrw" 'it rmiit w iu- ".'I '
''npflld U Mi:itTZ. t Ihi! .i.nf. t i ,
Midvii, from iii) riail''M vU T)dtit t,
ili Iiliu'kaml Inn doc. rliudl nkl on tini' "i I
oiii-olliirlu-fiili'-l "J II, Itiy" t'id' pir i 1
jvild for liK ri'turu
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pOFLAH MTMliKU WANTED.
I'artU'a Icuii'H aadit'..liirb lunil- I 7' Mn
wid.', IfiiKth, Indiltt rcnt, "illl'i wtll to a lu.-t i
li'riiiK i'l'dt-lovr) utlmiiil'O.ii Imii Iiii'."'I
ST. I.ttl'f. MAM'I'Al rfltlMi O
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wduei'iisiviin'i liar Flxlurt"", i.lasswaiv
F. PARK Kit
WHITE AiEAW, ZINC AX1 OILS,
WINDOW GLASS AND PUTTY'
" Hruake., Wall licr and Wlwdow
05OWO LKVEE CAIRO, ILh'
I, C. N. lluithr'.i'.i'hlrr of th I'n-t Niitionnl lLink,
Cairo, Illinois do Mdtuinly iHcar that tin nl .
ktnirment i trm tolhiJl Cf niv liuonUdup uiiIIh
it-r. ' nroni, tinhu'r
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hiiiI iil'rll-l l'f"f- Hi", tlii- Uv i'(' r '. I(C.
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