Newspaper Page Text
OFFICE: Jfto! entrx &reot, Thornton's Building.
' ' ' ' ' Ji J l i 1
u-Vl J Mf , l'.I f r. I.MIf
PAUPER AND CRIMINAL,
FUND-HOW SHALL IT BE EM-
Under tbo Alexander County Rellof
Iaw, passed by tbo last general assembly
about $14,000 In currency, will go Into
the county treasury as a fund from which
to meet ,the expenses incurred on ac
count of criminals and paupers. This
Tory considerable sum, although applica
ble to no other uso than that specified
will excite the cupidity 'of many, and
causo, on the part of a few at least, In
genious devices to direct It to Illegiti
mate purposes. Wo have siifllclent
confidence In the honesty and Intelli
gence of our county court, howover, to
believe that every cent of the sura will bo
economically applied to the ends Inten
ded. Ah tho expenses ofjpaupers and crim
inals are about equal It la safo to assume
that 0110 half the sum will bo applicable
to tho pauper hide of the account. This
being true, we have a suggestion to
make, that may or may not, meet gen.
cral approval. Wo mako it because it
occurs to us it wllljlusuro a cheap and
judicious care of tho paupers, and at tho
same time eucourago au institution
among us that the tho most Intolerant
must confess Is performing good offices
toward indigent' andautrerlngjiurnatilty.
Wo refr to St. Mary's Infirmary.
' Tho Sisters of the Holy Crosj, by whom
the iuilriuary la conducted,, Jiavemado
application to Congress for an appropria
tion of monev to nld them in the erec
tion of a building In this city, that shall
servo tho ends of a marine notpliai, run
out Involving ail the heavy expenses 6f
such an' Iristllutlbn. 20 w we suggest
that ft yo thousand dollars of the money to
be reallz'ed.under our relief law beloaticd
tn thnKUtir of tho Uolv Crorn to be
med by thorn, in connection with any
other moneys they may bo ablo to com
mand, in tho erection of r suitable build
ing. This sura, with a reasonablo rato
of Interest, would no doubt be gladly re
turned by the Hlsters In tho cara
of the sick paupers, upon terms
more advantageous than could be secur
ed with any other parties, and in a man
ner entirely satisfactory to all concerned.
By this means five thousand dollars,
with accruing interest, would bo safely
invested as contemplated, insuring the
best and cheapest care of tlio unfortunate
poor and afflicted who might establish
claims upon our charity. Beyond this
it would assist lu the erection ot a build
lug that would give character to the city,
and render St. Mary's Infirmary a per
manont institution in our midst perma
nent beyond all contingency.
Another forcible fact In this connection
Is this: Tho county court la now not only
paying to the Sisters a certain amount
per week for the care of the paupers, but
is paying ouo thousand dollars per annum
rout for abulldlug in which to keep them.
By a uso of five thousand dollars assug
gestcd by us, the relators would bo "ena
bled to provide, their own bulldlug, thus
having to tho county tho rent now paid
Ijy It, which, In live years, would amount
to a sum equal to tho loau. In other
words. If tho County court will pay the
Sister $5,000 fu advance,!,, will put It
self In a way to save $5,00 In flvo years,
besides provlvldlng, in advance, for the
sick paupers who may be chargod to Its
If this suggestion Is followed provision
for our sick paupers wlfl bo made not
only or the present, but for several years
to come. If, howover, thb fund is hold
to be applied to tho payment of bills as
-they shsltbe presented to the court, the
wholo sum wllUie frittered away at tho
nd of two years: aud wfl caro not hoj
vixtinnt ilm court ma bo. they 'will.
scarcely .able, to say whero tljo money
has cone. ,
AVo'diiiiFflVHhdusand dollar cofild
not bo more advantageously appropri
ated Ahaji in 'tho .manner we havo .Bug-
posted. In making tho suggestion we
aro actuated solely by a desire to see tho'
money used In a way that will near, servo
aimed at. . If a more .economi
cal or advantageous pluu.has occurred
to any one', ho Is entlroly woloome to tho
-ttse'of 'our-columns tomake it public.
The matte? U one lniwhlok all tax-payers,
aro interested nud we should be glad
to soe It dispassionately discussed.
m anothe'u phase.,
A letter has been received In Washing
ton from London from a prominent
American and an ex-offlclal of this gov
ernment) Jh' which, the writer says that
' no matter what instructions this admin-
- titration may aond over rogardlng new
negotiations on tho Alabama queatipni
the British government will never con
sent to the settlement of the claims ex
cept by iuternatioual arbitration; and
unless the administration acc6pts this
elroin.tu.ejitart as tho proper baslsuno
negotiations of any character need bo
expected. Minister Motley will be hero
next week to havo a final conferonoo
with Secretary Fish bsfore sailing for
Reverdy'a farewell to tho Queen is thus
epitomized by an Irreverent scribe:
"Th"pt d'foie was la his tnoutb,
The tear was In his. eye,
Bays lie, 'I'm going acro (he sea,
Victoria, don't youcry,"
And h didn't ery.
SOME PLAIN "TALK.
It would bo well for those cltlzons and
business men of Cairo, who are croaking
about: ''hard times," and tho "tho un
promising aspect of business affairs'
In the city, to ask themselves how much
they, in their Individual capacities, have
done to enliven "the limes" and to give
tho future a moro encouraging aspect?
Havo they inaugurated, or oven cordi
ally seconded, any movemonta looking
to a correction of tho evils of which they
complain? Have they manifested that
spirit of enterprise essential to the up
building of business In tho city, nnd tho
development of tho country around tho
We tell them plainly thai the fault U
theirs, and that unless they mark out a
dlflcrent lino of policy, "hard times"
will continue, and the fdturo become
more and moro unpromising.
The effort to establish n tobacco mar
ket in Cairo is a matter that should
command the enthusiastic endorse
ment of every business man of
Cairo, ijf successful tens of
thousands of dollars would reach
tho hands of our merchants and traders
annually, which now ao to Faducah,
EvansvilI.e Louisville and Cincinnati I If
any ono has misgivings let him Inquire
at PaducahiorEvanhvJlloi .The planters
of Ballard and the neighboring Kentucky
counties, urge us to go forward with the
UndertAfc'Irig, assuring us thrit they will
bring their tobacco hero as a matter of
choice. Tho location of Cairo Is peculiar
ly favorable; a charter for a tobacco
warohousc company had been obtained;1
notlco of au initial mooting was given,
and citizens were urged to attend. What
was the result? Thirty-seven Kentucky
planters were presont, somoof them hav
ing come a distance of twenty miles!
Surely this Indicated a warm Interest in
the project on the part of our neighbors.
Did Cairo welcomo them to a crowded
houso of cltlzons anxious to "snap up''
tho stock and put the cflTort In
shapo? No! These . thlrty-seven
Kentucky planters wero Introduced
to an array of empty benches,
and a beggarly show of 8IX CITIZENS!
Let that fact be remembered ! A project
of vital consequence is set on foot one
that promised business results in which
every merchant and trader in Cairo
would share, and SIX citizens only
sanctioned It by tnelr presence, at tho
preliminary mectlngl Our Kontucky
friends looked on lu Mrprise, and, but
for tho extriordinary Interest displayed
by tho six citizens, would have returned
utterly disgusted! The occasioned de
manded a crowded house, It called out
precisely a half dozen !
If this wero an insolated instanco of
tho lethargy and unconcern of our citi
zens on occasions that demanded inter
ested and decided action, we might flud
an excuso far It; but it Is not the first,
tho second nor the twentieth Instance
within the past year!- And still we hear
promlnont business men, guilty of this
very inaction, complain of "dull times,"
and croak about tho "unpromising char
acter of the future!"' Wo aglu k
them If they feel that no part
of tho responsibility for this condition
of things rests upon their shouldors? If
they think1 Xatwo Is going to do every
thing for Cairo; that JVaiure wllLbuild up
railroads, wagon roads and markets;
that Jfaturfi will Jncreaso business aud
scatter moil'ey among tncm'they are
wonderfully aud wofully mistaken t Na-
IU l U UiftS UUMQ Uli BUD nUk U V V. U lui
Cairo. From this polut forth we must
go ahead onourowBaecouatf aadour
progress willbernieasud by our energy
and public splflt."if wo avail ourselves
of tho advantages within our reach, wo
shall prosper; but If our futuro Is shaped
by the spirit that governed in regard to
jbo effort ofrldiyjastj wp shall ,uot
prosper, and wo shall' not dosorvo to
,tb:e neoro elephant.
Jl"MPaulluo DavU'fu'dulged Id a, few
remarks in the Woman's Rights oouvea-
tlon, In New Yorkf therother day, In
which she took occasion to say that she
had been living down south, aud that
from her observations she' had to say
that down tliero ''the negro men wero
exceedingly tyrannical and abusive
much more so since they, obtained their
freedom;" that "they thought that mar
riage had given them complete control
over their families," and' that ''they not
only whipped their wives, but often rob
bed them of their young children." Mrs.
Davis, therefore, was opposed to giving
tho ballot to tbeso negro men until it
was given to the negro 1 women, espeol
ally as those much-abused women were
much moro intelligent than those tyran
nlcal necro men. There is much truth
The uegro freedinen are only yet a few
removes from barbarism, and will need
yet a great deal of reconstruction to get
the notion into their thick heoda that
that emancipation doeo not. mean liberty
to do as they please, and that suffrage Is
not a substitute for the free rations.
WEDNESDAY EVENING. MAY 1.9,
What Oar KcocMi, Ohmu rer.Uie City,
lu people mta Enterprises. ' "
From (ho Cnoa 'Begliter.'
The Press Association .were met- bv a
committee of citizens of Cairo, several
hours before the train arrived inthoclty.
This committeo providing each member
witn a ticket, all contusion was avoided,
and every body knew where to go with
out ucingciotaiica an arrangement tliat
was duly appreciated.
Ithad been announced that atlO o'clock
a.m., au informal meetlng of tho press.
Association "wouiu w neiu at,.iiic Atne
heuui"for the purpose of organization
and to reccivo a formal reception. The
Association was called to order by IS.
H. Griggs, the President, who introduced
Hon. J. IL Oborly, Mayor of Cairo, who
welcomed us to tho hospitalities of the
city in a speech appropriate to tho occa
sion, and detailed the struggles through
which that city has had to contend in
building up to its present importance.
He 8 ta ted that in 1837 an effort was made
to build a town by a company of capi
talists, and a foundry, ullops, dwelling
houses, dry docks, taw mills, wero con
structed. In 1843 the company failed,
after having expended over a million of
dollars, and all the improvements went
to ruin. As lata as 1854 less
than ''one hundrod taares of laud now
within he city limits were cleared, and
In that year tho first building slid im
provements, under tho present order,
wero commenced In August 1&55 cars
of the' Illinois Central first arrived, at
this point; .uudjjlu.co that tlmo the city
has beeu .growing, alUiollgU it
has been compelled to cdmbkt not only
water and fire, but also that formidable
instrument of destruction, the editorial
peuf .misdp formed and prejudiced men.
lo overcome uaiiKer iiuuniwu uur .jflci-
ent magnificent levee was constructed,
at a cost of $452,000-$352,000 by Trus
tees of tho Property, and the balance by
the Illinois Central railroad company.
In the government .report, upon the
Physics aud Hydraulics of tho Mississip
pi river, published In 1807, the loveo la
called "the finest on the river." Besides
the money spent upon the leveetho
Trustees have expended half a million
for other improvements, and the city
and citizens an additional million. Ail
this expenditure had to be made so that
we might begin to build a town. The
great sacrifices and efforts made have
not, I am glad to say, been in vain, and
Cairo can now defy tho Hoods of the
rivers that flow divided by her, but com
mingle their waters as they flow from
her, and thus united carry rich burdens
toward the sulf. on the shores of which
you will soon stand. We can also boast
of the law abldlnir character of our neo-
nle: of the healthfnlnem of this location
none more so, let slauder say what it
may, and of a determination to woric out
for tho city a proud ruture, in wnioit it
prosperity will rival that of old Cairo of
We must coufcts that wo were some
what surprised at the statement of tho
eloquent gentleman in relation to tho
hoalthfulncs of tula city, wuen tue sur
roundings and slnk-holta to be found in
various parts of the city would indicate
otherwise; but wheu we come to look
upon and mingle witn lu lunauiiauia
wo find them looking as robust and
healthy as those of any other city.
Having received au Invitation to go
ou au excursion tn Mound City, eight
miles above Cairo, on the Ohio' river,
soon aftr dinner the party repaired ou
hoard tho splondld steamer uen. Ander
son, wmcn uad ueeu cuarioruu tor mo
occasion, aud a. delightful rldo or about
forttymiuutes brought us to tho lauding
at.Mouud City, whore wo were met by
tuoireceptlou committee, attuo iieau oi
wkieU-was.mayor Casey, who in a fow
remarkVteudured.ua tho .hospitalities of
tho city. "Brief responses wero made,
when tho party left tho boat.for the city.
This is a ruther pretty place, containing
a population of probably eight hundred,
aud possesses au "Institution" that Is
much needed In Canton, a good hotel
Through thukludnoa-s oTthocomtnauder
of tho navel station located there; Com-
mpdore walko, wo were permitted to
Vlslt'not'onlythe groimds and govorn
ment buildings connected with tho sta
tion, but also the monitoru, eight in
number, laid up in f:ont of tho station,
only one of the number, we urn Informed
mis been commissioucu,i uuu oi course
hud never beeu in action. Thoyaru
dusky," "Younia," "Shllo, ' "Etlab,"
"Klamotn," auu name lorgouen.
Tho exception was tho "Neosho," which
IOOK SO memoruuiu jiuii, m vuu icuuu-
tioa otib'ort Heury.dn JW12, aud, ,ye be
lieve was also engaged at Fort Donelsou,
Shjloh and other engagements. Amoug
the notable'ObJects'of Interest to bo seen
at this station, are two guns of therlar
cost calibre, once tho pride of tho Con
federates, named tlio f'Lady Davis" and
the "Lady Polk," both having bursted at
tuet.ureeob, uie iauer,a,noiumous,, ivy.,
the second time It was fired, and tho
forme, we believe, at Vleksburg. Sev
eral oflkers of r the sUtlon accompanied
the party through, tho grounds aud 'on
the monitors, who for their courteous
attention to all will be kindly remember
ed. Tho hospitable residences of Mayor
Casey and Mr. HambletoH were thrown
open to us, where a goodly number of tho
visitors repaired after viewing all that
was to bo seen at tbo naval post After
enjoying themselves pleasantly for u
short time at tbeso places, a large num
ber of tho party visited the national cera
etery, about half a mile from the city,
where are resting in their last sleep
about 6,000 soldiers of tho late war.
About 7 o'clock the banquet hall at the
hotel was thrown open, revealing a sight
that would have tempted tho taste of tbo
most fastidious epicure. Five or six
long tables, laden with soiae of tho
choicest viands, was enough to stimulate
the appetito to Its full capacity, aud such
was the result, judging from the manner
in which edibles wero cousumed. But
there were also other ttimulanU on the
board that were not neglected, there
belug an almost continuous fusllade of
corks flying in all directions. After
a number of appropriate toasts had been
drank and responded to, the banquet
ended and all went on board the steamer.
One of the St. Paul papers having en
deavored to exclto local prejudice
against General Hancock alleging that
he had protested to the President against
being assigned to the department of ttho
northwest, with headquarters at'iSt?
Paul, tho Ploneerof that city pronounces
the statement, upon tho beat authority,
as being entirely gratuitous. General
Hancock is not the man to protest a
gainst legal orders from superior officers.
Ho Iioh always been ready to go where
duty called, and sometimes a llltlo In
advance of it, to his personal peril, and
is not likely at, this day to adopt any
other rule of military discipline.
lu tho Women's Bights Convention
tho other day Fred. Douglas black man
offered the following resolution as his
ultimatutnon equal rights, to wit: "That
until tho Constitution of tho United
States shall know neither black nor
white, neither male nor female, butonly
the equal classes, wo renew our solemn
Indictment against that instrument as
defective, unworthy and an opprcssivo
charter for tho self-government of a freo
people." Very well. But Is this dough
ty black Douglass aware of tho fact that
tho Constitution knows neither win to
nor black, and that neither word white
nor black can bo found in the Instrument?
But, the Idea of a negro proclaiming,
with impunity, what, five years ago, a
democrat would have been shot dead in
his tracks for, shows progress ! What
"loyal" man, armed with a bayonet and
Colt's revolver, five years ago, would
permitted au unarmed democrat to de
nounce tlio Constitution as "dofective
aud opprcssivo!" He does'nt breathe!
THE FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT.
Official advices havo been, received
that twenty-ono states havo ratified tho
15th constitutional amendment for uni
versal manhood suffrage. Tho assent of
six more States Is still necessary to
make It a part of the Constitution.
I'ontorncn 'ewa U'nol at a bargain. irapputf tur I,
mrdlately. (mjrlTttttl W. 11. KEK.VKr,
pURE CKY8TAL LAKE ICE.
GEO. T. CCSIIIXU,
ea Ohio Ievee, Cairo, Illlnol,l prepred,to furnlnh
cltlten oritoambo'ta with the above pure article of
lee at the lowest market prica. Citiien will be re
gularly supplied by honen, accommodating laletmeu.
Ordern from abroailaollcited. mylSdStn
TOHX G. KAUFFMANN,
1NUKPEXDENT STKIXU BAND.
Can accommoUMo tho public with muIo fur ball,
partle and aerenadesi, at abort notice, and on reaton
ublo termi. Leom given ou vrcry ibntrumont.'. .
HeslJenco on Uth atreet, bet. Walnut and Cedar,
Tun (ay an i Wednesday lIvn'R", May 2Jtu and SUM
SENSATION OF THE AGE ! !
Crcutest Attraction iu the World!
T. W. 1AVKV & C'O.'N
Grand Couiolldition of upward of Sixty I'iratlCtasJ
Artitlt will appear in thli place in the groat Dramatic
Spectacles, the ,
B 3j A. O K OXIOOSti
which will be produced la a atyie of unparalleled
tplendorand completoucjj, introducing
FOUR ENTIRE COMPANIES
and all tho mechanical acenio etlecta.
For Particulars See Programmes & Bills.
Doora ojien at 7 o'clock.
Commence at S o'clock.
O GAB CONSUMERS.
a. C. K. Ycager A Co., near corner of Eighth
id Commercial avenue, kara aapplled thtm
rith one of U. Mo Donald A Co .'a Infallible
tree I and
aelree with one of U. Mo Donald A Co .'a Infallible
Meier ieier. ruruoi uuaaiiaBea iia in restaur
inn of their raalera can no hare taaaa UeUd. If tha
meUriare found true the mall iriim of the taat
will ho charged to Ue party oawkagMi kt tae aaaUr
U feftad laeerract, ao
JOHJUG JJBEREY & CO
Dftiltr In Groceries, I.lmo, Pltr Paris, Piaster
Si "A MMWL b 9
cinhVo''hlroai,.Corncr K,h,h mciU?'1
H AI ItO AND NK W O'ltTiKAUS.
ATIjASTIU AM) .MlShlSISirri i
COMPItOMISIJ LINK STKAMEHS,
TO . ,,
ST 33 "CC7" O XI Xi 33 V. N.iSa .
TIIK STEAM KUS ,
JV. II. ARTHUR- JONE?, JIMlor,
f.AIJV CIAY... .11 I i, A,nficrl
..Will i K. JIMWr,
.IZKIK U 1 1.1.
I UK AY IlKI'UUlilU
T UaiTC WINDOW tSKXlitif"
Corner Washington Ave. Jaud 14th SI.
I m DrenarcJ to Hit order for nh.nl r. nfnnv lu
or color olieup a nny other fn'-tory. Kxtrs tw
m"l to onlcr. I (Uio lute opened now unit fresli
OROCEItlKS, I'ltOVIHIONS, ETC.,
nhtrli 1 will toll m low an "nny other man." Choice
XXX furnlly Dour V W pcrlnrrH warrnnld.
juiin jt. j-juiiiiiiu,
inyllillm (Oppmiite rmtom hoime) Cnlto, llllnolR.
jgLIGIBLH CITY PBOPEUTY FOR
ox- XI. out.
, Jo,wcU loyU4 'tojeily on
t'oaniuirjci.lvt.iiuc, bet. Uth ic 10th Strsj,
ltforiil(v rnbiiilJlngconU)ni,ft atorrrootn, wlih
two ropmf In, tu ..lt lnl foiir.nltLf room
two room In, ihm
U of roouM up
Mnlr-'. ntio-rclnlrm it ml nut.hotKM on
:l th premise
alnnthe Ulildlnfi In tlm renr, eontAlnliigjIr roomi.
This properttfioll mvoolentnUlila repair.
Tin tortrooigiiiiiiunlieU with ulielvlpit ai count-
tnri lTnot ()I4 wlll rtnt. A grett utrrmln for'norao'
Id .A. O'.UOMiELL, "
i i Onthopremlici.
OARATOOA KPHINUrt Why o to fiutiotk
O snl (pead flvo lo ten dollirt a d.ty, when right
here at horns you can drink tlin efama water, ley
cool and lirely at It urgltn frenli from th rccrTOlr.
at llarclay'a Drur Store, on tlin l.eteo 1
1AkDE!f HT.KBH Cat vegetable of your own
JT growing. Ixe no tuno In Retting your need. Go
lo Uarcliyi for Garden bffI, 'roth and a
havo a full line of lADdrotlra, and the HI
from Houth Union, Kr.
ATTENTIO.-lf you want pltkand
JJ choice of the nlcett lot nf fine noapn In
town i u
I you want tha beit Color". Larenilcr Uaier, Florida
I Water, or older tolet water l if you want an thine In
ttinwmynt Caametici, I'owdera or Perfume, solo
FKBIVt'II BLACKINU-Thern U a perfect null
to llarcliTs for IIik lrlirlnl l'ritfi IMlln
It Ij genulae, and li unturpontvd ai n boot and' ahoe
vrew is thi:
TIWB To put your houaei In
1M ood ahaix. I'aintinr and
order of the dir. Wlilto I-ad and tliU of all rnl.
or are In demand. At the (lltEK.V L.1IIKL Drug
riuio, mi in" ugirr, u rnu ri i auii, vita, var
uiineaano iiypiun oi an ainaa. now on nami a
full took of Collier White Lead, Drlla White Lead,
tone Btar White I.eadi alo paint varnlth and white,
wath bruthet. Ilartlaya' la tko place.
RMENRKR WIII'N FI.Y.TIMK CUME4-
Tlial you can gel the Lightning ttr Taper at liar
ara'. Ther liaro the xenuitie article, ireah from tha
factory. It attract file and kill thi-m.
TTATKB OF IIAI'IMMK.VH-For Toothache,
11 1 J WHO
M'U ft OH
larva and amall, lor e Ihni, ury for Ihaiii, and eav
them with avidity, anil are ciuicklr relieved of worm.
Twenty-five cent a box, or. If you wlh llirin eut by
mall.eneloao Ihlrtyltve centato lUrclay llro., nnd
they will be aent you pronmtl- .
Tf70R HAIiK-SllverHoap, Juit the thlnu to make
I; your Silverware btial.t and new. Colato' and
the fndexlual at Ilarcla) a".
ALU HKAOH ANI ORAV HAIRM AT-
TKSITIOB Do you want a renewal ot ine DC.au
uful head of hair that you once prided In 1 If ao, so
to Uarclaya' and take our ckolco of Keitoratlves
llarrett'a, Hall'a, Tibbe ll'a. niiiK, Aver', Chevalier',
Wood', Jayne'e, Mr. Wlnlow Eureka, and any
other you may want. Including the Jataman!.
ANTKD To find the individual In Cairo, or
elawhere. who haa tried txerr'a nyitem aaao.
tator without receirinir utMWM! r.r-r.r
or our loading cilitenahave teated I
i Ita virtue to tU-
faction. At Harclajra
rilRY IT-Mide' American
In It fffocl. It la a
plcojantand reliable cure forcoatlvenrM.
1 oiuer wiocs, i taaauvo
To be had
TilVerr' ACTION BRACK-A eupertor auepen.
jr clerforaklrUorpantai an unequalled brace far
theahouldera j alway urnert a brace, or noli
at pleasure. '
OWEET UINIWK--The genuine
article to be
ouiu na free rratn Diuernea. ana
yet containing all th virtue of common quinine.
HKTON'S TeBACCO ANTIDOTE Thosa
curd la the uso or Burton' Antidote, (lata box ac
try it. Send rtfty cent to llarclay Orothen, fe'airo,
and dioy will atad you a bo by raal
Wlan W quli vcwiui5 ujuMLit uaq uuu a iuif
rrnsa. WIISKIBM AMI BAHBM
JI Wat M4ica4 u. wilorn!aflaipcrjai anaaa