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MONDAY EVENING. AUGUST 16. 1869.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO
THE 4 THREE NEW RAILROADS.
Tho railroad connections that will bo'
perfected by the building of tlio Cairo
and St. Louis, tho Cairo and Memphis
and the Cairo and Vlncenues roads tiro
of character so Important to tho whole
Northeast and Southwest that thero la
. cause for surprise that It has remained
for the present age and generation to
build them. Through the Cairo and St.
Louis and Cairo and Memphis roads tho
distance between Memphis and St. Louis
will bo shortened to three hundred and
twenty-six miles, or ono hundred miles
less than by tho present water route. The
Cairo and Memphis aud the Cairo and
Vlncennes roads will lessen tho tjlstnuco
between Memphis and Cincinnati ono
hundred and fifteen miles, while tho
, Cairo and Vlncennes road, of itself, will
'open up a route from Cairo to Now York,
Baltimore, Philadelphia and tho whole
Northeast fifty-five miles shorter thau
any route now traveled These are con
siderations of the vastest moment, and,
almost, of national importance. The
tide of travel between Memphis and the
great cities of the Northeast will be fur
nished the, shortcut possible route, uud
will realize a saving in time aud money
of almost incalculable value.
Tho country these roads will develop
is unexcelled in the Mississippi Valley.
Tho Cairo aud fit. Louis road traverses
for nearly one hundred miles a coal field
of unsurpassed richness. The Cairo and
Vlncennes road will develop ono of the
finest fruit growl ug regions on tho con
tluent, aud a cpfajK admirably adapted
for tho cultlvatfrflTor all tho grams and
vegetables peculiar to this climate. The
Calm and Memphis road runs through
the richest portion of Tennessee, where
cotton, corn, wheat and tobacco yields
most abundantly, and never falls to
richly reward the most Indifferent hus
bandry. Viewed, the.,, as local or gen?
eral enterprises these roads rank among
the most Important of the country.
Tho democratic party has proclaimed
itself in favor of measures tending to free
trado; and, while the history It has in ado
may authorize the assertion that It has
uuinformly maintained tar ids for pur
poses of revenue, at notlmo has It favor
ed protective or prohibltary tariffr.
From 183T to 1MJ, -during tluradmlnls.
trationdf Martin Van Buren, the aver
age tariff was 9 per cent. Tho whig
congress of tho last named year, raised
It to 3Ti per cent., where it remained un
til reduced by tho democratic congresi
of l&iG to 21 percent. Vhcu la 1S50 tbo
whlgs regained power, thoy Increased It
to 20 per cent. In 1S37 the democracy
again reduced It, placing it at 10 per
cent At this rate It remained until tho
iucoming of the republican administra
tion of 1841 when It was raised to 12 per
cent. Two years later tho satno
party increased it to 4S per ceut., whero
it now stands a burden upon tho west
ern and southern states that is felt in
every condition of life.
Leading radical Journals havo recently
proclaimed themselves In favor of free
trade, and havo tho assurance to claim
it aa a "pet" measuro of their party. Tho
people, however, will scarcely overlook
the record of tho past. What thero Is of
wisdom In the measuro must redound to
the honor of tho democracy. From time
Immemorial "free trade and sailors'
rights" haa been luecrlbed upon ita ban
nan, and impudent assumptions of the
radical press, will not for a moment blind
or mislead tho people. The radicals made
the Tery tailfftbey now propose to chango
and made in tho face of persistent oppo
sition from the democratic party.
LOGAN TO STUMP MISSISSIPPI.
Oen. Logan haa promised the Missis
sippi republicans to stump the state
agulust Judge Dent, Springfield 'Jour
Judire Dent's friends will, uo doubt.
cheerfully foot tho bill. Logan, it will
be recollected, stumped Ohio. The re
ult was a democratic gain of 40,000 or
60,000; tho overwhelming defeat of his
negro suffrage hobby and a democratic
legislature that elected a democratic
United States Senator! Send Logan to
Mississippi by all meaus. His presence
there is the one thing needed to mako
Dent's election sure, beyond contingen
cy. Col. Balllle Peyton is spoken of 'as An
dy Johnson's competitor for a seat In the
United States Btrtiato from Tennessee
Col, Peyton is a man of unquestionable
ability, and in the daya of the old whig
party waa recognized as ono of its prom
inent pillars in the South. In 1864 he was
aMrniellan mau, and Is now In full sym-
nnthv with the democratic party. Ho
wnuld runresont Teuneaseo most credita
bly, but there is a demand for Andy
jounson jh .'iu uiw uwii." uu,iv,
Just now, that will not be overlooked.
He is the man above all other men, to
face tho men who essayed bis lrnpeacu
mcnt and ovor-rdeo his vetoes. Ho can
mtifo thlnirs hotter in that body thau
any .other man living. Thereore, say
we, the honor Is, of right, Andy John
A butting match is to bo ono of tho
features of a negro tournament in Tenn
essee. A Brilliant Idea from General Grant
No politics where fast horses are concern
ed. Nover wait for a thing to turn up. Go
and turn it up yourself. It takes less
time, and is sure to be dbue.
There Is talk of enforcing the English
laws against betting,'os tho only way to
save tho peerage from financial extinct
ion. It Is suggested that only Chinese labor
era should bo employed during the heated
term, for the reason that thoy are coolies.
Every young couple who desire to
mako a good start in life must keep two
bears In tho house, and feed them well
bear aud forbear.
From 1S05 to 1807 inclusive, 4.041
soldlerslu the British army were branded
with the letter D for desertion, and J, 270
were llogued. '
The provisions of the new Massachu
setts Frohloltory law are so exacting that
the Boston police are watching the tum
blers in the circus. ,
A woman in New Orleans was arrested
for throwing a pall of boiling water over
a mau. ifer defence was that she mis
took him for her husband.
A Dea Moines paper says the great
amount of rain that has fallen thero
lately has affected the liquors so much
that nobody can get tight on the article.
ABcranton (Pa.) firm advertise that
"their parlor furniture is elegant, their
bedroom furniture is rich, their mattrass
es downy, ami their coffins comfortable.."
A little domestic trouble in Michigan,
where a man eloped with his brother's
wife, has been amicably settled by an
equitable division of children and fur
niture. A correspondent of the 'Auti-tjlavery
Standard' calls on that Journal to note
the fact that John Brown's hymn was
entirely omitted from the Boston Peace
A Cincinnati man whorcccntly visited
Maine, wrote hone that it was no credit
to tho people that they Were to temperate
as a class, slnoa their water was so good
and their wfclakey o rrw." -
Tho 11oetHs (Ma) Transcript' of
Monday last says: ''More drunkeD
peoplo were seen In our streeta yesterday
than on any othor Sabbath within the
memory of tho oldest Inhabitant."
Thus workoth the great temperance
dodge In the city of, St. Hub.
The Syracuso (N. Y.) 'Courier,' an In
Uucntlal democratic paper, says tho time
has arrived for the democratic party to
Ignore tho negro question altogether. It
says that in all those Btutes where any
thing can bo effected by It, negro suf
frage Is an accomplished fact; and that
in the North, where it la. really a matter
of little or no consequence, it will be es
tablished by tho Fifteenth amondment.
Looking tills coadltloa of affairs square
ly in the face, tho 'Courier' regards tho
question as settled, and no longer a liv
ing issue. On tho other hand, the New
York 'Day Book' declares that tho demo
cratic party must fight right ahead on
that lino. It says that the question of
bringing a barbarous race into the politi
cal family on .terms of equality, la im
measurably the most vital to our civili
zation of all issues before the country.
Every pago of history, says the 'Day
Book.' that bears on tho point proclaims
aloud like thunder that wherever
that thing has been done civil
ization has ultimately fallen I"
It will bo recollected that, a short time
since, the leading radical politicians in
Washington dispensed mut liberal
promises to the Fenians and Cuban, not
for a moment thinning mat uiey womu
bo held to a fulfillment of them. In tuls
tho tricksters were wofully mistaken.
Since that tlmo agents of both 'move
ments havo Btuck to these, rauicaiprom.
ise ruakerti with an unjloldlug tenacity.
They will not be put off tier shaken off;
and the result is the radical gentlemen
must either cosae p to the promised
work or flatly reMe to do so. It la said
that they are in a pitiable stew and have
invoked the aid of the "presidential
stick" to make good their assurances
Meanwhile the Fenians and Cubans are
When tho brilliant democratic viotory
in Kentuoky was announced tho radical
press sneered at it as a "rebel triumph;"
as a "copperhead victory in poor, be
nighted Kentuoky." Derision of mis
charaotor from a,party that lives on plun
der, a party whose annual stealings
amount to more thau the entire expense
of tho government uuder demooratlo
rule, is quite natural. Kentucky, slnoe
her organization as a State, has never
lost one cent by the defalcation of an
official I Herein la the secret of radical
hate. Carpet-baggers and acaawi"
oanuot plunder her treasury ,
THE .tionif OnSTO. BE DROWSED OCT.
But a singular change deems to be
creeping over all our western regions un-1
der settlement, in the matter of climate ten
and of rain. Summer rains aro rapidly on
on the increase, and the necessity of irri- le
gation it lessening, especially for the Jy
grains and slow growing vegetables. nlB
When the Mormons first went to Utah, in
thero was no rain from April to Novem- ch
ber; but now summer showers are of fre-
ft T lu u t I Ell
ijueuir uuuuncuvci nou iu uoiuruuu
and In California thero is a growth lu
the moisture of tho Bummeranda lessen
ing need of artificial watering for the
main crops, ino pnenomenou is pecu- 0
uai.ajiu iiU'j j wi tiiiiviivu ,v nuiiaiuufcurjr .1
explanation. Connected win thla
change, it is observed that Salt lake Is cn
5 rowing in size and freshness, and tho he
ordon increasing lu width aud sluggish
ness of movement. In broader phrase, ,.
the whole basin, Is slowly returning to
its old condition. The lake is rising at ro
tiie rate of a foot a year. General Con lie
nor'n llttlo steamboat, that has been ere
carrying ties for tho railroad, across tho ;
lake during the last year, certainly rodo j
for a mllo over what was good grazing Fre
ground five years before. Does I'rovl- re,
out, and with water solvo the problem L.
ucuiu )tujusu iu uiunji mu muruiuuo kjj,
that Is pu
zzling our moral philosophers r'
Miss Brady, daughters an Irish mem
ber of Parliament, is the herolno of a
second elopement. Her father was a
seedy Individual, in the practice of tho
mot disreputable brunch of medicine,
until he married money. Ho had two
daughters, each with 200,000 An adven
turer madera contract with a female
friend of the family to givo her 20,000
to be paid within one month after he
cume iu possession of the girl's fortune.
The conspiracy succeeded so far that an
elopement was brought about, but tho fa
ther caught them at tho altar, Just In
time to stop the marriage. Determined
to be romantically married, the foolish
girl has eloped with Harcourt Lees, the
son of an Irish baronet, and this time
Th e IIIIhoIn Central Railroad.
An extended notice of tie grand editorial
excursion to Mobllo and Now Orleans, given
the editors of Illlnoii by tho abovo named
road, was crowded out ef our lut paper, very
much to our regret.
Our 31 r. Convene, who accompaaled the
excursion as the representative of tbti 'Journ
al,' says, great credit it due the General Su
poriatondent, Mr. 31. Hughc'.t and Dr. W.
11. Stennott. tho General Atrent at thli nolnt.
for the perfection of the arrangements, which
secured to so largo a number a trip of such
unalloyed pleasure. The generous hospitali
ty oi tno citizens at every iolnt Twlted nil
llttwuKU Uio Suulu, fciitl iWu m" will mani
fested by all parties interested, has done much
to unite us again in a commin bond of sym
pathy and brotherhood. Our social, com
mcrc.i and political interests will bo largely
promoted by this pleasant interchanco of
courtesiei. Journal of Education.
For the Young to Recollect.
In a woman an ounce of heart is worth a
pound f brains.
The chlefeit properties of wisdom arc to bo
mlndfulef things past, careful of things pres
ent, and provident of things to come.
More pleasing than tho acw-drons that
sparke upon tho reics, are tears that pity gath
ers upon the cheek of beauty.
Taepestof society a tale-bearer. "Set a
watch aver thy mouth and keep tho door of
thy lips, for a talc-Dearer Is werso than a
If wo would not fall into thlnci unlawful.
we must deny ourselves in those thine that
Life is a flewer-eardou. In which new blos
soms aro ever opening as fast as others fade.
A. Bftrtker'H IhbIhchcc.
How touehiag is this tribute of Hen. T. H.
Denton tohU mother's influence: "Mvmetu
r asked me never to use tobacco ; I have
never touched it from that tins to the pres
ent day. She asked me not te gamble and I
never gambled. I cannot tell who is losiag
in games that are being played. She admon
ished me, too, against nard drinking; and
whatever capacity for endurance I have at
present, and whatever usefulness I may kave
attained tnrougu me, x cave auriDntea to
having complied with her pious and correct
wishes. When I was seven years of age tho
asked me not to drink, and thon I made a res
olution of total abstiaence; and that I have
adhered to it through all time, I owe to my
COMMISSION AND FORWARDING
tfORWABDING AND COMMISSION
..... UIUQICUII Mw . -
about the fatal encounter, but as we
ceived-eur information from a gentlem
who is entirely disinterested we aro
cllncd to accept it as correct. It is st
nffltttlflllv n a f - 1 1 1 n .
T . . . .
jLupas anu winioueau met in one
the saloons Saturday night, and add
several annus of liquor to what aim
any reasonable man would havo nssui
them was already a quantum suM
Thus tired up, they becamo both tull Wanted
tlvo and positive. A difference of opj WaeatheRlrlorborwho Joe! notllkeTOLU at
Ion on some subject ed to angry WOI th pnig flure. on the Uree, you CMBCtenlie
and angry words to a bont at nstlcui;,oStArmh,iS?k 10 tho telh- Now
Ileforo they had had time to pumnj Z ZTTT "
each other very severely they wj Bran"C', WhbiklcH, Wlttc.
separated by the by-standere. Here b'nlrgi'm .pg' nly' at wnole1 d retail.
was thought the matter would drop, I irn,iio!... :
almost everybody except Dupas. Hed Thl "f" '"f" Yemeni.
pearcd Uistlsfied with tho reault?a!oVdto
sought an early opportunity to rr hi fa,wmwi"ng'-'"" '. chia.wMe. etc.
tho fuss. Ho attacked Whitehead wj Youiisr JLadlcN
the fury of a madman. Woltehead, JldJ'1,0,fhoroc'1Jeri .younR men and old meat
i ji i . iti m ... U. i?e rlch.Bnd poor; thone who hao black flowln locks.
termlned to defend himself with eflei oe who aV pir ( and thoto who, .hiring ioi Itheir
drow htnrwUpt knlfo. nrl ctallna T! W.??.' .f" .'"'"K 11 Wm.sJI use Barrol?' Vctt-
pas twu HwipinK "ows wiui inermiaa
ttie conmct. The second blow separat
uupas winu-pipe ana ueatu ensueu French ISlacklHg.
less than a quarter of an hour. Beyo n.o demand for thi. article ha.Mincttacias u
this, wo obtained no particulars. wi,"!!.t!'"', I'HF'4" f another latge supply, we
' , 1 uTe tho true article n mado by tho noted tnaoufictU
P. O. Hehah. N.e. MareeroaanJ Breaaen. For either kind g.0 to
There will be a public sale at tho ro For Sulc-Fly Killer.
dence of P. O. Schuh, No. 80 Seven Go t0 . Dulcher'a tighl
street, between Washington avenue a!nimr ny rporrthcgenuino article, ono shott will
Wal nut street, consisting of parlor, a
luttn t n..tn. .
For the t'onmltullonal CobvchIIosi.
We aro authorised to announce the Uon. William
J. Allen as a candidate for membership In (ho Conitl.
tuilonal ConTenllon from the Kirit nepresentotiTo
Uiitrict, composed of the counties of Union, Alexan
der and PulaiWI, aubjocl to tho decision of the Demo
crsUo party. , aull td
g SMYTH Jc CO.,
OHIO LEVEE, - - CAIRO, ILLINOIS
SUGARS, COFFEES, TEAS, SYRUPS,
Molasses, Tobacco, Cigars,
fish, Caadlcs, Woodeanare, WHlow-War
XO-aavilaw, OIXSSS, XJSlXLtar
WluUwGlawi, Putty, lilme,
Cement, Flatter-Paris, Guiipoicder
Old Rye, MoMoagahelsv aad Boar boa
Xlocl Iioadand fiUxot
Alo keeps conitanUy on hand a raott complete
SCOTCH AND IRISH WHISKY, GIN
Port, Madeira, Sherry and Catawba
tso, soiar roa
RIED J- CO'S CELEBRATED-WHEELING
We sell exclualrelr (or CASH, to which we InTitetao
attention of close caah buyers.
avers pcUl attention paid to fillins orders.
LLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD.
Quickest Route' from the South
Rt. Lewis, LasUasrlUe, Claiclamatt. Ckleaga,
Stew Ystrb, Boetaia,
ALL POINTS EAST AND NORTH.
Passenger trains srrive at and leave Cairo as follow
4lSO P. M.
DKPART MUIO A. M iU Mr. m.
Both trains connect al Centralis wilh (rslnson the
I'ana, Decatur, Blsomtngion, El Taso, La Bslle
Mendota, Freoport. Oalena, Dubuque,
and all points In
UtlBots, Iavra, Mtuucsota, Mlsssjur
And with lines running East and West for
St. Louis. Springfield, LonisYille. Ciuclu-
aati, baiaBupolls and Columbus,
And at Chicago with Michigan Central, Michigan
Southern, and I'ltuburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago Bailrods for
WASHINGTON CITr, and
For through tickets aud information, apply at the
I Hiilrnad DeDoL
11, r ltuia
Oenerol Passenger Af eat, Ctklcago.
JAXB8 JOHtMON, Ageat. Oaliy lsasMaW
M. HCQHITT, Qoaeral upcriwtsaSeaU
Are l'on a Slave
to the use of ToWurt n..i.i.1
Sl L. . I i. . ' w JWfcs " I CIS IU UUli U1U US
tx ' .cou you uo. men set narion
Lhll,.' ...f .cour youue. men set ni
fhJorwSSo buV,or wi.iaot Jr. u'
aboxaniUrr it. Ii you lira M di
Msnr in Cair
wit effftctiu). at
, , , S ... a. UI.Hilli;,! nQH lltl W
ma ii.ir nemoraure. ir yon naTe not used it kq aC
'. IlArclars' ii the place, as ihrli'
hcvlnuatter fortne article Is
nfucfcy and Mlnourl.
Poothem Illinois. Krnruc
kiii nuan oi him.
If you wanlthe pure article, from tho original pact'
Pat SB PAOalvA.I !!- s.AU CI.. i'l
ages, recelred direct from Sunny blope vineyards. Loo
havoit. Angelica I'ort.
SaraloKa mid lilue Lick Water.
As clear and IItcIt a when drank at the Bprtnes.
Tho virtues of theso waters hare been and aro belof
tested to the great benctit and satisfaction of many 01
our cititra. As dealt out at Iho counter of Uarclsf
Brothers, they are always cool nnd refreshing. Uira
tomi, fifteen tickets for ono dollar; srca licksls for
flfty cenls. Blue r.lck twenty alasses foronadoUar.
Paints, olla, and colors of all kinds cheap for cask
The Mower of Flowers. This new and popular aaat
delichtful handkerchief ozlract, manufactured b the
celebrated llumrael. of Paris. Is to bo had at tho Drut
toteoatlioLetec. In the perfumery line it la Ul
"sine qua non" ainona tho Upper-ten-Uom. To be re
cognised as a person of "elegant taste'1 you must use
Or tfOUA, PUwVlflOlZHu COI'VEu,forsa4ociapat
Darclays'. tltinio your prrmiaes. If you wsatgood
health you inunt broathe pure air.
The euros! and beat articlea of eilnrt. nttmna
and Vauills, for flavoring Ico croani, Jellies, puddings,
etc. To be had at lUrclays.
1'urc Cream of Tartar.
The best Encllah Soda. JamalciGlnser. clean and
fresh. Pure Allspice, Illack I'epper, uimei. Clnaa-
men Iiarlc, etc,,
ut lljrclay llroilicrs.
ISlavkliorry Wlue uud Cerdial.
Of extra nualily Now Is tho time lo use a our arti.
cle. Kor.ido andKuaranteod by llarclay llrolhers.
Florida Water : Uav Hum and Coloi nra for Ihe toil.
et and the Intli. Consult your comfort during this hot
weather and tiso tlit-ae refreshing articles. At the
Drug atom on tho Levee you can feiwhat you want la
Just Iho soan for bathlni. II does
surfaco of Ike
danger of loalng it a it duals on tho
wuier. At iiamays..
Ilaiin'a tooth Dowdcra and ruutea. French and Ea.
glishpreparatiunaforthetoelh.aad toeth powder of
superior quality of our own make. CoU and take your
choice at llarclaya'.
Tooth brushes, shoo brush., paint brushes, aoo
brushes of all kinds, at Barclays.' .
you can r gel tho TIVOT ACTIO
"ajTILLIAM W. THORNTON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer la
Cedar Posts, Doars, Maah, Bliads sat WsaV
;otsce on Tenth Street,
eiwD Commercial and Washington Avenues,
ifoeA River Paper Company's Sheathing Ftlt
qi'AKTZ CKMEMT. t
H. W. John's Iiuiirovcd losAag
Asbestos Cetiieut always en aaatd
In largo or smsll quantities.
pURE CRYSTAL LAKE IOE.
GEO. T. Cl'NIII.VCI,
M Ohio Levee, Cairo, IUinols, l prepared'to furnish
elUaaaa or ateanboata with tas above pore arUcleef
Ice at the lowest market price. Cuiseaa will be r
elariy assMlied by honest, accommodating aaJeMaaj.
Oraen areas aaread solicited. asyUaMai
aa am a bat mai ha
uo you wans atsaseai or She sesjev
liia VoarckoCl'.!i "-'-'-
mt yea saay waat, Vanhdtaf, ti tssaawsjst,
la aaaJaaar aa-