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OFFICE: No. 13 Tenth Stroot, 'Thornton's Building.
THURSDAY EyENING, MAY 6, 1869.
JOHN H, OBERLY & CO
THE CERTAIN DEMISE OF RADI
CALISM AND THE CERTAIN SUC
CESS OF THE DEMOCRACY.
The fidelity of the democratic party to
prlnciplo la euro to meet Its roward.
Overwhelmed and crushed down by de
feat; slandered and traduced aa no other
party ever was, It held fast to principle,
believing that sooner or later tho second
sober thought of the people would come,
and again restoro It to place and power.
The democratic party has existed In
this country since tho closo of tho revo
lutionary war, prenervlng tho while Its
name and persevering Id Its devotion to
those great principles of truth and Jus
tice, liberty and equality that form the
very foundation stones upon which it
rests. It has outlived all shades and
character of opposition tho Federalists
under the lead of Hamilton aud King;
tho National Republicans lnad by Clay
and Adams; tho Whigs lead by Clay and
Webster, and It now sees the Radical
party, more corrupt, more Infamous than
all tho rest, tottering to its final fall.
This end of the radical party Is pre
dicted, not by democrats alone, but by
the few members of tho party who are
honest enough to acknowledge what the
signs of the times unmistakably foretell.
A radical vhect printed In Springfield,
Massachusetts, says: "In view of the
onoideaon which tho republican party
was organized, the incongruous materi
als of which it U composed, and the
complete fulfillment of its appropriate
work, It would not be surprising If It fol
lowed, the futu of Its predecessors and
passed Into history."
And, furthermore, no party could have
a vitality, a hold upon the affections of
tho peoplo that would enable it to re
cover from the enervating, blnftlug ef
fects of such an administration tis that
inaugurated on ttiu 4th of .March, 16W.
J.n two short mouths Its imbecility, its
sotvlllty, Its truckling humility have ex
cited pity on one hand aud contempt aud
disgust on the other, until In the whole
wide country there is not even a respect
able fragment of a party that is so poor
and shameleos as to do It reverence. The
men who might have given It character
antl stability have bten Ignored or insult
ed; scalawags aud "shysters," represent
it abroad; "relations," cousins, uncles
and negroes sustain it at home. Such,
indeed, Is the administration of Presi
dent Grant that the very men to whom
ho owes his election now declaro that "a
terrible recoil is coming that will sweep
radicalism, already odious in the eyes
of the people, from the face of the earth."
Democrats, the prospect Is encourag
ing. We must wait, watch aud work;
but standing as wo do and must, square
ly upon the long-lived principles of our
party, recruits will (lock to us, so that
tho onward maroh of 1872 will be a
march to victory, complete and glorious.
SPIRIT PI I Q TOORA PR ERS,:
Spirit photography, something con
slderabt In advance or spirit rapping,
created quite a fcnrtitlon in New Xork,
aud ilually ' Induced "Judicial Injury.
This Inquiry lead to tho development
of tho fact that there urusoven or eight
ways known Co photographers by which
the-to xplrlt photograph c:ui be ob
tained, wltholit the knowledge on the
part of the sitter that any, trick is being
played. Fomo of these processes are as
.....A-glaai with an Jmagij on ii at. the
de-lred spirit Turpi cquld be placed In
the plate-holder, hi1 fitit of the fcennltlve
plate, so (hat tho imago on tho glass
would be Improved on tho" tn-iiMtlve
plate, together with that .of tho sitter.
The size and ties tlnutn ess of tho resulting
h spirit form would vary according to the
distance between the two plates
2 A llgure, clothed In while, can be
Introduced lor a moment behind tho
"sifter, and thou be withdrawn before-" tho
sitting Is over, leaving a shadowy Image
ou the plalo. This known as "Sir David
3 a mh'ro.-cople pioturo of tlu spirit
form can be inserted In tho camera box
alongside ui thu letiH, ami by a small
magnifying lens it can bu thrown ou tho
Hontltlvo nlato with that of the sitter.
4. A glass with tho spirit image can bo I
placed behind tho sensitive plate after'
tuo sitting Incompleted, apu oy a leeuie
light, the Image can bo Impressed !on
tho plato with tnat of tho sitter,
5 The- nitrate of silver bath could have
a glass side and tho image bo impressed
by a secret light, whllo apparently the
glas plate was only belug coated with
the sensltivo film.
J. The spirit form nan bo printed 11 rut
oh tho negative, and then the llgure of
the living sitter added by a second prin
ting, or U can bo printed on tho paper
and tho fitter's portrait printed over It.
7. A setibitivo plato can bo preprred
by what I known as the dry proqess,
tho spirit form Impressed on it, aud then,
at a subsequent tlmo, tho portrait of tiie
livlugsltter can bu taken ou this same
plate, so that tho two will be developed
When Queen Victoria was married,
twenty-nine years ago, she had twelve
bridesmaids. Every one of these young
ladies has since been married; ono has
been married twice, ouo Is now a widow,
and throunro dead. In a dozen maidens
selected at random from any class of
American society, tho statistics after
such a lapso of tlmo would be likely to
bo very dlU'eroiit.
MUh Km mn Webb Is to take tho lec
ture field, with a defeiifcoof the almost
forgotten rights of husbands aud babies.
WfaM Our Kcccnt Clueauthlaat CtkaClty
We shall, as spsce may-serve us, repub
lish such Jottings-down of the members
of the Illnols Press association as refer
directly to Cairo, Its people or enter
prises. From lh CorrcupondeDco of Ui Carbondal 'Stir
EdUorof New Era, r After a run of
two hours we find ourselves in the elty
of Cairo, tho great center of tho Mississ
ippi valley, and one day to bo the great
commercial emporium of all that vast
region drained ny the father of waters
and his Innumerable tributaries nay,
more, the capital of the great republic of
the United Htatcs! This may seem like
wilds peculation to those who contend
that Washington City is the only loca
tion In America adapted in soil, climate
and surroundings to proper legislation.
But the people of tho great west, tho
north, the south, will one day demand
that tho national capital shall occupy a
central position, at the same time acces
sible rrom any and all parts of the na
tion, and then all eyes will Instinctively
turn to tho confluence of the two mighty
rivers of the continent, tho Ohio and
It is contended by some that Cairo is
too low, loo much exposed to Inundation
over to bo of any importance. Do they
know that.cjtlcs are built anywhere aud
everywhere' that the demands of com
merce dictate? Venice, the historian,
tells us ono of tho finest cities of Europe,
and formerly for many centuries the first
inaratjme and commercial city in tho
world, is situated in Jagoons and built
entirely on plies. New Orleans Is built
on low, marshy land ; Chicago Is built In
like manner, and now that IaikI Is be
coming scarce, they are filling up the
lake to make room for the swelling city.
The man who sees Cairo In the centuries
to oome will behold one of America's
proudest and most magnificent cities,
entrejMt of the Mississippi valley, tho
capital of tho United Htatcs.
It is hardly necessary for me to go into
details concerning the Press Association
at this city, as you, Mr. Kdltor, were In
attendanco In person. Bulllce It to say
that your correspondent enjoyed the
meeting of tho association and tho
hospitalities of Cairo and Mound
City, and the excursion to the latter
place. The citizens of Cairo have done
much to remove the false stories that
have been unjustly circulated about her
people, aud we believe that the recipi
ents of such liberal hospitality, will con
sider It but a duty to wield their influ
ence for the removal of the wrong.
Amonjc those wliOMlilwrality descrvs
special mention are Messrs. James John
sou aud W. W. Thornton, of Cairo, and
Dr. N It. Csy and Cant. V. L. llam
bleton.of Mound City. These gentlemen
opened wide their doors, their wine cel
lars, eta, and bid tho Association eat,
drink and be merry. Aud a merry time
It was, truly.
Prom the DuQuoln Tribun..
We shall not in this number of our pa
per be able to givo attention to the visit
to our neighboring city, aud attendanco
at the Pre. Association held thero last
week that wo daslro to, but shall at the
earliest opportunity. We publish elae
whero lu this issue, the able and well
received address of welcome, delivered
by John II Oberly, Mayor of Cairo,
.Aad,ilo, an account of tho jirwpltalUy
of Mound, City. yfo)ay that tlieso two
cities covered themselves all over lu
glory, lu their entertainments, would
hut faintly express our appreciation.
We had notvfoitoU Cairo; rdr nearly four
years, aud wo were therefore pleasingly
disappointed to witness so great an Im
provement lu the city. To our mind,
as wHhalJjip. the utury updeavor to
show, Cairo must 'become one of the
greatest commercial centers of the west,
Wo shall not forget its public school,
etc., etc. For tho present we must con
tent ourselves with saying that during
'our stay" In Cairo, wo received tho great
ent kindness, and consideration, at the
hands of our hosts, tho proprietor of the
Continental Hotel. Mr. Stllo keeps a
capital hotel aiid his guests nro well
cared lor. .,
'from ih Jattctitnillo Dully Joiirnnl.j
Jlr. Editor;- My recent visit to Cairo,
anil Inspection of that city In company
with nearly two hUudrcd Illinois editors,
has so thoroughly revolutionized my
ideas relative to tho geographical sur
roundings of tho city, and the social,
moral aud iutelcctual status of the clti
zwi, that I beg permission to say a word
to your readers We aro so accustomed
to hearing Cairo-spoken of as aMvampy,
unsightly ftuU sickly place, and its citi
zens us little better than outlaws, that
you may Judge Is was an agreeable sur
prise to find Just tho reverce true. What
bit almost Incalculable amount of labor,
energy, patienco aud hopo has been
oxpeudud to found a city at tho conflu
ence of tho Ohio and Mississippi rivers,
will be seen fron the following brief his
tory, whloh wo take from a lato issue of
tho Cairo Evening 'Bulletin,' which will
also glvo some idea of the rosourcoi and
future prospects of tho embryo Metro po
lls, destined to become tho olty of tho
Hero follows tho artlolo publlshod in
tho 'Bulletin' ou tho 21st ult.
From personal observation we can
bear testimony to tho correctness of this
sketoh. Who can, therefore, doubt tho
future greatness of tho city that la to be
at tho southern extromlty of our grand
Pralrlo State, balancing tho mammoth
city of tho lakes.
As to tho citizens of Cairo, tholr thrift,
health, social, and Intellectual qualities,
wo confess and agreeable surprise. Wo
have not Known more reilnomcnt aud
good tusto in any city In tho west. Soino
of tho finest residences in tho stato aro
found hero, and tho adorumouts of
grounds show an, wstliotlo culturo
raroly met with In tho coldor
ami more variable temporatures
of central ami northern Illi
nois. Tho magnificent hospitality shown
to the editors of the State during their
two days sojourn In Cairo, proves that
tho citizens not only know bow to bo
munlflclent but have the means and tbo
gonerous impulses to prompt obedience.
W. P. Halliaay and his amiable and ac
complished lady, whose guests wo were
while in Cairo, wo are greatly indebted
for the opportunities wo enjoyed of see
ing and acquainting ourselves with tho
many objects of Interest in and the ad
vantages of the city. Mr. Halllday is an
old resident of Cairo, and Is ono of Its
wealthlestand most enterprising citizens.
He Is president of the City National
Bank, and he and his brothers own two
large and well known commission
houses. He Is also the owner of the
steamer General Anderson, which ho
generously placed at tho. service of tho
city for tho use of the editors in their ex
cursion to Mound City and Columbus.
But wo do not propose to wrlto an eulo
gy upon tho leading citizens or Cairo,
nor an account of tho agreeable enter
tainment given . to the editors while
there. We deslro more particularly to
dlsabuso tho minds of tho people as to
the surroundings aud prospects of this
much-abused city. We have faith in
Cairo aud In Its citizens, aud wo bellovo
it our duty to say so. Captain Chaplu
will, no doubt, on his return, furnish you
wiui an account or mo procecdlmof the
rsfon of the editors.
convention aud excur
An eminent physician has been devo
ting a considerable portion of his tlmo to
the investigation of the uso aud abuso of
intoxicating liquors, aud has submitted
to the public somo valuable statistical
information. He says that out of every
300 men in the United States, 122 never
drink splrltous liquors, and 178 drink va
riously. Of the 178 who drink, 100 drink
moderately, as It-ia.termed, GO are occa
sloual drinkers, 25 drink regularly,
and 3 aro habitual guzalers. Upon
the basis of theso figures, 59 of every 178
who drink are drunkards. Tho women
make better a showing. Of 700 women,
COO never taste alcoholic liquors, 30 drink
wlno occasionally, 17 drlrik ardent
spirits, 60 drink ale or bear constantly,
14 drink ardent spirit regularly, and 3
aro hnbltual inebriates. So, theic are
not quite one-fifth as many "old,
bruisers" among the women as thero are
among the men.
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
To remove stains from the character-
A Ji titer volume than a novel a vol
umo of smoke.
What part of a gun Is fit for wearing
apparel? The breech is.
Tho wheat crops in "Virginia promises
well for the coming harvest.
New Orleaus consumes dally 260
beeves, 07 calves, 0 sheep and 00 hogs.
Why is a pretty girl's foot like the let
ter Y? Because it Is at tho end of beauty.
Tho most regular swells at this time of
year, who aro they? The buds, of course.
Tho citizens of St. Paul aro trying to
raise $39,000 to commence tho building
of a new hotel. $20,0.0 has been already
Tho falls at St. Anthony, Minn., are
rapidly washing away.
. Ju tho .California Stato treasury there
Tho Cashmere gnat is being extensive
ly introduced Into Utah'. -i .
Tho sugar season In, the West has been
a very profitaCleVliW " 1 ' "
Tho bridge across tbo Mississippi Is ti)
,be at onco buguu. , i ).,. , . . )
New Jersy has some, eighteen estab
lishments engaged itu tho production of
The Railroad Subscription law ill Dav
enpprt, Iowa, has been declared uncon
stitutional. It Is reported that excellent nutuiegs
are found Iki'tliu" Sierra 'Nevada Moun
tains lu California.
Tho grain movement In New Orletui lb
meeting1 with grest success In tho matter
Gen. Thomas II. llaymoml, of Rich
mond, Va., Is dead.) He was formerly a
prominent politician of the Old Domin
ion. Arkansas negroes, it Is said, deserve
pralso for the way they aro working and
the Interest that a great many of them
maulfest in trying to obtain at; honora
In Nevada thero Is a Ruby Valley, so
called on account of tho immense num
ber of rubles found In tho sands of the
mountain streams (lowing through it.
Tlieso goms, though very beautiful and
perfect, ure too small to bo merchanta
ble, tho largest being only tho sizo of a
At tho present time not ouo aero out of
500 acres of tho cotton lands of Texas Is
under cultivation, aud there Is one-third
moro cotton planted than ever before.
Cattlq aro so abundant that they aro
slaughtered by droves merely for tholr
hides, whloh aro sent to San Antonio,
jvuilo tholr carcasses remain in tho prai
rie. Tho fact that there aro no Hebrew, as
there uro no Quaker beggars, Is owing
to the peoullarand systematic arrange
ments made by theso sects for taking
caro of their poor. Eeach Jewish syna
gogue has aoommltteeo of the vmost re
spectable members, whoso business is to
become acquainted with tho condition
of every Hebrew In their district, and,
if .necessary, to afford assistance-.
Tho New Havon 'Iteglster' says that
tho heirs of Noah 'Webster receive $25,
000 annually for the sale of tho dictiona
ry. Marcius Wilson has an annual copy
right of $16,000, and Anthon, Barnes,
Robinson, Motley and Prescott, or heirs,
upward of $50,000. "Worcester" is
crowding the "Webster" very hard.
Slnco tho latter has been manipulated
In tho Interest of politicians, it has lost
caste. Among other undignified and
scurvy definitions is that of "Locofoco:
a member of the democratic party." As
.this was a derisive appellation, given by
the opponents of the democratic party
some forty years ago, and long slnco for
gotten, its resurrection aud Insertion irr
a standard work betrays moro party pre
judice than literary merit.
J"08. 180 AND 182, '
There are a few things new under the
sun. Tho Egyptian ladies In tho days
of tho early Pharoahs had many of tho
toilet articles now in use among fashion,
able ladles. Tho New York 'Hebrew
Leader' asserts, on the authority of Tal
mud, that lager beer was invented by
tho Medea, and tho slang term of "go
ing snacks" Is traced back to the creat
Loudon plague of 10SG. A notorious
body snatcher lived In tbo city named
Snacks, who, who, being overrun with
business, offered half the profits to any
one who would come to his help. Honco
A Mississippi editor aud Justice- of the
peace married a couple In 185S, divorced
them in IE CO, married the man to anoth
er woman In 1601, ditto the woman to
another man in 1SG2; this couple secured
a second divorce in 1805, when the origi
nal couple wero again united by him.
The husband dying lu the year 1807, and
the editor being a widower concluded
the matrimonial chain by marrying the
A correspondent of the 'PralrieFarmer,'
who sowed a Eamplo of the Arnautka
wheat from tho Department of Agricul
ture In 1807, is well pleased both with
the yield and the quality of the grain.
Ho raised at the rato of fifty bushels per
Edwin Booth, It is said, hu sold the
Salt Pond Mountains, In Gils county,
Virginia, coutalning 12,000 acres, to a
company of Teunesseans, for f 100,000.
They Intend to found a watering place
Cor. I.'letrnth and SVnf lilnuton Auui
. I .
JJrown's Check Itow
Corn and Lou
HAND CORN PLAN
TERS, VICTOR (iXSY.
Httf',iiiikudthoctlebMLii CmntA Dre.dn and
IUymon.lj metallic burial cf .
,Mo. I.U'k trltrt, walnut onUlncJcofflnimaUo to
enlir, t vry low pricm.
Mr, Keith prrform lil own work, llnr rnw"cal
cottln maker, and U therefore Me to sell cheur than
iinyb tiy ele. niy3in
Ay tlrluo of iecinl Execution ami order of ! to
msdin-cted hy,Ut cierl; nf.ibp Orcul) cjonrt ol Alex
ander r-ountr. in ih SwdorfllinbH, In fUVir If Hm
uel Wilion and again! Ilurktngatn C. Njr, implead,
ed. wrthono Jutiii V. CUtk. I lmeben comnunditl
by id pMlHlk-x6ontibifaiid u'riitrof dldUpriKed
t" sell the following dinbd irnjerty, to-lt : Lot
umnUted thirly-itx and thmy-xren (37), In
Monk UUn)U'rilPu;tj)-onpsti, , in, itjo.Cri; aldiUcn
to tho cltr lf Ciri7, ttnttitr of1 Alexander and Mulrf of
Illinnin, the ame remaining in my poateutun through
a rert.un writ or an attachment iticd out of tin raid
"Kin in f.ivorof l he Mid Humuel Wdton, and aainut
the llu. kinrflum C. liun.fwlrd. ntr., a
afonoai'l. and Imiii the property of the Mid Ducking
ham U. N)i, whivh I will offer ut puMn mI at tli
I(Hr of tho t-ouriliuuie, in the city of C'uIm.'
rountyand Suteafore.ald, on the Twenty cTcntn
Uy if May. A. II. IJo, ltw i ih honri of nine
o'clock a.m. and auutct of ai J iliy, far oath, to ati
fr ad fjunution.
Dated at Oiiro IliU Cth dar of May, UK).
I.OL-IH II. .MVKIW,
n)6 lr.wlw gherilTof Alexmi Iwotinty, III.
Mtrrin'a Burglar unit Klre'Proof.
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i UtlTM l
.H-xin t .T imu jt jig
nNinS ai ttm ,",
,. DI' , ,,
11. Ilur &. Co'.
Vulintlilo Iloithra, l.oW, Ktc, I'.ic.
Wdl l cold at puUii auction at a, credit oftlueo and
ix inonth-i, at th" turner of Koane and Water utreota,
nCOl.l'MIIL'd, K K.N TUCK Y, on tlio 7 I .luy of June.
u, coiumeuuinK at V o'clock a m. and continuing till
ail vol I.
O.SK iJWIXLI.Nfl HOUaK AN I.UT, htte T.;M.
llorni' now renJi )
ONK TllltKK-SiTUitY IJItlC'K DUelNKNi HOUriK
A NO 1iT on Water Mrcet, (lately iKxiipienl by T.' M.
Threw blank lou on IU.m utreet.
ONIMlAl.P Ol' 1IUICK HUSINIi IIOU3K, three
niurie, on Water atreet, oocupledby Ilmoi Co., ai
O&rVirTII COl.LMUU.S WATKIt WOUKHj
All liemi; in Coluiuhu4, K)'., and helongiug to citAto
of T..M. Ilurnu. hinkrtipt.
further partSiiUn iu:t.lii Wnoivn at w, or Inquire
at r. tuiah, Ky., of J. M. Willi Kit.
' J.W. 1IIAIOMKIKI.I).
inyTiii-Sitd Amgnt'ei of T. M. Ilorne.
Q W. OnKEN,'
imiveMr t K.illi, lireell ti Co.,)
2J Xj O TJ -A- G- DEJ 3ST T
General Commission ' jlcrcliaut,
my I If
'1A1UO CITY 1IOOIC lllN.ir.i".
Boo3& " I3ijaclor, 3?8.xxlx
lllnnk Rook Mauufuulnrcri
.u. 73 Oiiio fjKVKB, CAIRO, ILLINOIS,
CIRCULAR AND' CROSS CUT SAWS.
m mm I rt X.J- MsJt vr m
3lc J. xrv;.tyjrt
VitJ ul Least
Seventy ov Eighty Thousand
OTIIEU THINGS FOR SALE
Vil. M. DAVIDSON.
8lK f tba "tlllt l'lovr."