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rUllUKIIKI) ItY JOHN II. OHEItl.Y ft CO.
M. II. lIAItltKl.t, AKHOCtATK KMTOK.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. 180!'.
"Barrett's" Ad m fred 1 lai r IlcHtomtl ve.
Kntlor'sBtomach Hitters! "The best
My resldenco on Eighth street. Will
be Hold cheap, and on easy payment.
Bep8 ct B. 8. Harkkli..
The best and prettiest cook Btovo now
A new lot Just received. Call and see
them at Beerwart. Orth & Co., 130 Com
morclal oemio, SepOdwlrn
To County rcr.
Notice 1b hereby given, that the pub
llo laws of 1809 arc now In my office for
Hutrlbutlou. J. G. Lynch
Augl3 lax County Clerk.
Thero will be a stated corn muii lea-
?Qtlon of Cairo Lodge No. 237, of A. F.
4c A. M., this Monday evening, at 1
o'clock. All regular masons iu good
tandlng are cordially invited.
W. M. P. T.
Dr. Austin, surgeon dentist, orcr
Elliott, Uaythorn A Co's, is one of the
mostsklllful gentlemen in tho profession.
The work performed by him has given
entlro satisfaction. Ho is perfectly
familiar with all the advances and ap
proved methods of hU profession, and
Is, practically and theoretically, a first
clans dentist. The citizens of Calto and
vicinity nro fortunate In having at their
commuud the services of a gcutlemun of
of such acknowledged skill and pro
Best French merino 00 couts per yaid
Goods are going tV like hot cakes ut
Rellly's. Thero Is no inlstuke about Ills
selling ofTat lees thun cost. Anybody
will tell you till who has priced his
The awessed value of property In tho
city thl year I as follows:
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Tin I. H. It K.CnndnetorV l.lfc Inanrwnce
Mr. J. G. Cormlck, Vice-President of
the United States Itillrnad Conductors'
Insurance company, hat plucud iu our
hnml the first annual report of Mr. James
Marshall, tho lYtwIdont Thero hnvo
been fourteen dcatliHdurlng tho your, In
a membership of 2,005. 8lx were killed
and eight died natural deaths. Tho
whole amount paid on claims wnJ ?V
15, tho average being ?1,852.
This system of life Insurance works
like a charm. It Is freo of all complica
tions. Ono dollar Is collocted from each
member of the company This Is deposi
ted, and when a member is killed or
dle9, tho amount is paid over to his rela
tions, and anothcrftssesament of oue dol
lar on eaoh member Immediately made.
Non-payment of an assessment forfeit
membership. No plan could be simpler,
and no other system more effective.
Womm Killed by tho Car.
As the down passenger train was Hear
ing tit, Johns, about ton o'clock, lat
sight, the englno knocked some object
from tho edge of the track, which as the
train sned by was discovered to boa
human being. Conductor Cormlck
had tho train back up that tho matter,
might bo Investigated, and discovered
the dead body of a woman. Who was
neither torn nor badly bruised, death
belug caused, probably, by tho breaking
of the spinal column. Thore was nothing
about the woman to Indicate her name
or nlaco of resldouco. Siio was dressod
In a dark calico dress, nnd, sitting on tho
end of the tie, was mlstakou at first for
a cluster of weeds. Cormlck left par
ties in charge of tho body, with directions
to convey It to 8t. Johns, that tho proper
Inquiry might bo instituted. She had,
most evidently, soated herself on tho end
of the tie, and fallon asloep.
To City TaxTajcrs.
The tax book for 1869 will be placed in
aiy bands to-morrow, and on Monday
est t shall proceed to a collection of
the revenue. Aa the time allotted mo
wherein to oolleot the taxes is short,
hall certainly excercisoall tho diligence
Come forward then, on and after the
13th Instant, and pay your taxes
Treasurer and Collector.
Cairo, III., Sept. 8, 1809. t
"Barrett's" is a studied compound-
Blolly has $1,200 worth of hardware
loeks, butts, screws, edge tools, etc. al
very saleable which he will soli as a lot
for sixty cents on tho dollar, cost price
Everything below coat at P. Rellly's.
Hoop skirts 25 springs, GO cents per
ilr, at Rally's.'
Carnetliir at Noilly's- 25 per cent
ufasPi; tbiiaveVBefoWoerotl Itf Cairo,
ANOTHER STRAXUER VICTIMIZED.
Tlioimnie alii Check Dodge.
Thomas A. Cabell Is an Kast Ten u ess
conn, a Johnson county man; and ho
Is on Ills virgin trip to any place outsldo
tho limits of tho neighborhood in which
he was born. That ho Is somewhat ver
dunt, not schooled in tho sharp practices
of the world, follows, of course. As a
matter of fact, ho is a confiding fellow
who belioves thero is no swindling toler
able outaide a horso trade.
Yesterday Cabell arrived in Cairo, on
tho steamboat 'Phantom'. He soon mado
tho acquantanco of a gentleman who in
tended to go to Ht. Louis on the 'Phan
tom' and who bad a large amount of
freight he proposed to take with him.
The stronger "took to" Cabell and Cabell
"took to" the stranger. They drank to
gether, and walked about our pleasant
streets, admiring tho flno business super
structures and excellent side walks.
Pusslng Walker dcSisson's saloon, a very
buHy llttlo man stopped them. Ho ad
dressed Cabell's companion. "Your goods
aro all ready. Mr. Morgan, and the boat
is about shoving out. I would like to
havo tho llttlo amount duo on freight
and have you sign the receipt."
Cabell's companion rogrctted that he
hadn't the change about his clothes.
"I have a check here on the City
National Bank, and would liko to have
you cush it, and deduct the amount due
Busy little man was very sorry, but
oheck was too large, being for $1,100 40;
he didn't carry that much money nbout
his clothes on Sundays.
"Your friend," (meaning Cabell) busy
llttlo man suggested, "may bo able to
Cabell was also sorry. He hadn't
money enough to cash the check. For
ty-one dollars was all he had.
"Well, that will do,' busy llttlo man put
In: "the freight amounts to fifty dollars,
and you can borrow your friend's forty
ono dollars and give him the check as
security. You uro both going to St.
Louis on the same boat, aro you not?"
Cabell had no objection. A check for
$1,100 -10 was ull the bocurlty ho wanted
for forty-one dollars, and ho handed tho
"Just stand hero till wo return," paid
busy little mun to Cabell; "wo will step
into the wurehotise, and I will havo your
friend slirn tho receipts. It wont take a
Cabell stood there as directed, the
check In his hand, one, two, three, four,
five thirty minutes.
Ofllct-r Arnold saw Cabell, and spotted
hlmatonco ns the victim of a "dead
And 60 ho WU9. The check was worth
nothing, and neither tho busy lUtlo man
nor hU freleht-Davlutt companion has
yet returned to tho anxious Cabell.
"Too bad," said Cabell; "who'd
thought It Four hundred miles from
home, and without a ceutl"
riioconfldonco men have not yet been
discovered ; but Arnold is on their track,
and has a wonderfully keen scont. He
has sent up many of their kind, and may
yet gobble them.
Tho card of Prof. Ed. Wittlg la publish
ed in another column. As tho leader of
a string and brass band ho advertises his
ability to furnish first class music on the
occaslou of celebrations, picnics, balls,
serenades, etc., on reasonable terms.
JTrof. Wittlg Is unquestionably an ac-
complUhod mubloian, aud among a, peo
ple whore ho has resided during a period
of seven years, itia needless to commend
him. His string band has long been re
garded as one of the best In the State.
'BarretlW-'keopa the scalp healthy.
Ender's Chill Cure Never' Fails.
If you want a good stove, or tinware!
hollow-ware, copper or sneet-iron ware,
tin roof, gutter, or anything in that line,
call on A. Fraser, commercial avenue
betcen Eleventh and Twelfth street,
wbero he has moved to, acu fitted up the
large' and most comploto shop In
Particular attention given to steam-
beat and mill work, copper smithing
and sheet Iron work, such as chimneys,
breecher escaping steam-pipes, etc.
Mr. John Hyland, City Treasurer, sinco
his Induction Into ofllco, has received
Month II'.R Mar- Potlco Ktroet Pok
of. I'lecnten uets Mgi. 'Tax, tux. '
March,.. S 413 S 247 25 f 121 33
April 1,241 45 70 CM 79 00
May 209 OS 07 7S 3M 40 720 00
June.-... 43 91 144,75 80 35 C48 00 142 75
July 1,401 05 1M 55 227 CO 402 00
AUKUKt- 453 60 220 00 90 00 312 (0
Total... 4.M1 61 024 00 Ml 6S 2,082 OB 141 73
I.iernsfs In ilx monthi 1 4.54 61
Markets ... .- - VU 00
Ktnf i br Police MaK atratti 941 M
Dog Tax lo
Total ,.S,67& 34
For Bale. Eighty acres of the finest
Walnut Timber Land in the country,
situated In Mississippi county, Mo,,
four (!) miles northeast of Charles-
ton and within eight (8) miles of Cairo,
Illinois. Said land is adjoining John
Swank's farm. Also ton acres of School
Land situated thrco miles from Cairo,
Illinois, on tho Cairo & St. Louis railroad
line. ,.,- . . , .
for tetmsaud particulars 'enquire o
B. T. Whltaker's, Drug Store, No. 108
Commercial avenue, Cairo Illinois, dtf
First, seoure "Barrett's."
Jim J.ickHon Cimim- (o f.'rlct;
Tho notorious young mulatto thief and
vagabond, Jim Jnuknou, Is at Inst check
ed for the penitentiary. Whllo purchas
ing a pair of shoes In tho store of Barney
McMumis this morning, he secreted un
der his coat one of the Unfit lints kept In
tho establishment. Joo Arnold shortly
afterwards detected the young man, at a
full run on the streets, a portion of tho
hat protruding frm beneath the cover
of his coat. This looked suspicious to
Joe, aud he commanded James to halt.
As James was not in the halting mood
Joo put after him, and for a few minutes
there was a lively foot race. As tho
young rascal was In the act of boarding
a passing train, Joo grabbed him by the
leg, and held on whllo the train ran the
longth of a block or two, and then with a
sudden lurch, detached his hold and
brought him to the ground.
It required n great deal of shrewd en
gtneering to got a clue to the fellow's
guilt, but Joo finally "wormed" enough
out of him to satisfy blmsolf that the hat
had been stolen. He finally conveyed
his prisoner to McManus' .store, In the
vicinity of which tho chase took place,
and there obtained conclusive evidence
of tho young villain's guilt. Ashe will
enter bis second appearance for theft, be
fore the circuit court next Monday, ho is
certain of a trip to nnd n two or threo
years' resldonco in the city of Jollet,
A fine assortment of beautiful Fall
flower bulbs at Davidson's. sc9-lw
Tho German citizens of Cairo will
cclebrntc in a becoming manner the
hundredth birth day of the immortal
scholar and naturalist Alexuuder Voa
Tho committee having the matter in
chargn have secured the Atheueum
whore, during the evening, speeches In
German aud English, will bo delivered
by gentlemen well qunlhled to entertain
an intelligent audience. Tho intervals
will bo enlivened by tlrtt class vocal and
instrumental muMc, nnd tableaux appro
priate to the occaslou.
Tho Gorman citlzensof tho neighbor
ing towns and villages are cordially in
vited to attend aud participate in the
celebration. Thero will be no charge
It Is Intended that the celebration
shall be ono In which all may partlcl
pate with pleasure if uot profit, nnd with
tho hopo that tho occasion will draw
out a multitude oftlio admirers of tho
world's greatest scholar, a cordial Invl
tntion is extended to all to come.
F. Bitosfl, President.
P. G. HCHUH,
Caul L. Thomas,
' " 'C. Hanny,
Loujh Hkuiiert, Sec'y.
Cominltteo of Arrangement.
Cairo, Sept. 10.
"The Best In Use." Ender's Stomach
Half ml Unit.
Tho city taxes this year must he paid
half money and half city orders.
Last year n full levy wai made, a cent
and a half, tho half cent being for In
terest on bonds. Under this levy two
thirds of the taxes wore payablo In scrip,
and ono-thlrd In money. This year,
Interest upon tho Fox, Howard & Co.
bonds, in addition toother Interest, had to
be provided, and this has been done with
out increasing tho amount of taxes. In
stead of lovylng half per cent, for Im
provement Fund, half per cent, for Gen
eral Fund, and half per oent. for Interest
Fuud, as was dono last year, only one
quarter of ono por cent, waa levied for
tho Improvement Fund. Thus only
three-quarters of ono per cent, were levl-,
ed for tho funds payable In scrip. But
moreintorcst money had to bo raised
this year than last. Tho Fox, Howard
& Co. bonds had to bo provided for, and
this was done by levying one-quarter
of one per cent. One-linlf of ono per
cent, had been lovled for other Interest,
aud thus throc-quartorB of ono per cent,
became payablo In money. So, whllo
tho total levy stands this year as it did
last, ono nnd a half of ono percent., tho
proportion ofsorlpand money $o bo paid
has boon ohanged. Instead of two-
thirds scrip and ono-thlrd cash, taxes
must bo paid, "half nud half." i
Tho post office nt Goose Island has
been discontinued. Why? Arothopeo
plo In thatlooallty too democratic to de
serve a postmaster? Who 1b the high
oockolorom In this region that bas set
himself up a judge of such matters, and
created himself the proper officer to see
that bis Judgments aro enforced?
The Mound City man who got into
difficulty and tho city jail for raising
grand rows In. several bagnios, bas suc
ceeded In getting out. His devoted wife
elroulated a subscription paper and oh
talned a portion ;of the fine all but
bout f 2, and paid it into the treasury.
i . i I , -. . . .
A certain Kngllsh humorist used an
expression which cau be verified In
Cairo any day, to the satisfaction of the
most Incredulous. He said, "Every poor
man .keeps a dogj and evry d d poor
oho keeps two."
The street Committee of the City Coun
cil will meet this' ovenlng in the Clerk's
office. Wo commend to their consider
ation tho condition of the plank road on
Ohio Levee street.
i i q
All Druggists recommend "Barrett'.1
AIIKAf.Tlll If .Wl.VtJ.
A I'lncc for Sltty trollur of OiiilniUiir
The carefully digested report of the FI-
nnnco Committee uhowa thnt the city is
iu n healthy financlnl condition
Tho total indebtedness is $.305,000 20.
Tho payment of $82,527 of thiUttum is
not a matter for present consideration.
It becomes duo in annual installments,
the heaviest one between this time and
1880, being only $9,377 84. The whole
amount being thus distributed through a
period of twenty years, the heavier in
stallments falling due thirty years hence,
when the property of tho city will bo
worth $50,000,000, the'present generation
have only to provide for tho interest and
that portion of our Indebtedness known
as the floating dobt, or out tandlng scrip
And what do these amount to? The
amount of scrip outstanding is exactly
123,439 52. Tno annual Interest on the
bonded debt amounts to $20,071 00. Here,
then, tho sura of $43,610 62 faces us as
the great barrier to complete solvency
a sum no greater than that frequently
carried by somo of our leading mer
chants! The tax book now in the bauds of the
collector calls for $52,033. Every dollar
of this sum must bs paid into tho treasu
ry within the next six weeks. Its pay
ment will Involve tbo absorption of our
$23,430 in scrip, and the use of about $3',
000 in cash. Over $20,000 of the $52,648
might be paid in scrip, but there is not
that much outstanding, and thero is no
probability of an issue that will more
than meet tho demand created by licen
see, Hues ana Btreec tax.
The city never approached tax-paying
timo with a better financial record. There
is a present demand for every dollar of
tho scrip outstanding, and for about
three thousand dollars besides. It fol
lows, therefore, that our floating debt is
destined to be speedily wiped out every
dollar of outstanding crip called In and
about three thousand dollars in cash
puld Into tho treasury, to pay out on fu
Tho man who calculates on a material
increase of tho bulk of scrip, will bo dis
appointed. Thero is no expensive public
work in progress or contemplated Tho
expenditures, in fact, will bo confined to
current expenses, which amount to about
$2,100 per month. Of this sum, licenses
and Hues will absorb about $1,600, leav-
Ing an excess of not more than $500 per
month to go Into general circulation.
Wo therefore repeat our admonition of
Saturday. If you havo not tho scrip in
hand to meetthe scrip portion of your
taxes, provide it at once. It is tho only
substitute for cash, and as the amount In
circulation will full thousands of dollars
short of the demand, what Is to prevent
It from becoming the equivalent of cash?
There will be no dilly-dallying about
the collection of taxes this year. Thero
will be no postponements to accommo
date men who "didn't think tho thing;
would bo pushed so." Tho collector con
templates a compliance with the law In
letter and spirit. Ho has given duo nc-
tlco of his purpose, and noono will bo al
lowed to plead surprise. Thon, supply
yourself wh scrip, whllo you may, at 05
cents. On the lbtday of October you
will uothonbletoproouroltat 80 cents;
and on tho 1st day of Novembor, by
which time tho taxes will bo fully paid,
delinquent property advertised and sold,
the holder of city scrip cau presontlt at
tho treasury and recelvo his dollar for
dollar in tho currency of the country. If
anybody thinks these aro wild predic
tions, lot hlni wait; if anybody thinks,
be will have threo months in which to
pay his taxes, let him wait. In both cas
es time will dissipate his error.
THK HUMBOLDT CEXTEX3IAL BIUTH
Tho opeulng of the evening's entertain;
raent will take placo in tho Athoneum at
half past seven o'clock.
Musio, by the Cairo 811 vor Cornet Band.
Jllonraimtcal Address, by Amandus
Jaeckol, In Gorman.
yrij7, "utr oca Jicrm,' uy me
Cairo German tiing Verelu.
Overture, by Wittlg's Band.
Addrcts, in English, by Louis IVBut-
time, "FrueMtnyU AndaehtJ by the
Muk, by the 8llver Cornet Band. I
Tableau, with musio by Wlttlg'a Baud,
Declamation, by Amandus Jaeokel.
Music, by the Silver Cornet Band.
Tableau, with musio by Wittlg's Band.
Address, In German, by Prof. Wlr
sohlng. Song, "Brueder releht die Hand zum
Bunde,"by the BlngVereln. k'
TaUcau. Coronation of Alexandor Von
Admission free. A general Invitation
Is extended to the public.
Polite ushers will be iu attendance.
.ure WlwtMl 'rrvel. (
Any person desiring to goJEast and
willlug to assist In taking oharge of a
ohild to N. York will have their expen
ses paid in whole or part according to
effloleoiy, For further particulars ad4lres4i
Box 150, Paducah Sy. References re
The Buder Brothers propose to putvp
Wk.ilIlittngpi tb fm,of tbUr bjjjr
Uso Kiulor'H Chill Cure "It never
A thief broke In and stole all of Knuff
man's, tho musicians, chickens, Snttir
duy night over a dozen.
Bell A Thomas, photographers, start
on a shadow catching
tho South l hi afternoon.
Judge Mulkcy returned to tho city yes
terday ovonlng and .Tudgo O'Mclvony
ArrtvnU and Departure. Dttrlnjthe It
Clara Hcott, KTnnflll;
Jeflerxon, .St. Louis;
I.lnlc Olll. do
Jllo Mfinphlf, do
A. H.iktr, Eautport:
i iinmiou , do
Mnllln Klrt, I-oulirlllt;
City of Cairo Momprile;
Mollle AUp.N. O.
Hon accent, Motmd Cltj j
0n. Anderson. Columbui. Wm. While, Padncab;
Mawn, Coldwateri Uu.n nill N. O.
Hsllle, Plttaburg; ltobt. K. Lot, do
Bello MmlilK, Mrmpla, Htoncwnll, do
Marbln Clty.Ht, I.tmli, Phantom, do
City of Cairo, dn JflTfinn, Hvl IlUtri
HonAcnord, Ua Moll In KWt, MM City,
Mollii Able, ilo Jnlln, VlcUtburg,
The weatbor wan clear and pleaaut
since last report until last evening, when
clouds appeared and havo Increased so
that this morning, tho sun is almost en
tlrely obsoured. Tho tempernturo is very
pleasant. Rain in expected.
The Mississippi In falling at St. Paul
butrlsing slowly at Bt. Louis. Tho Miss
ouri in rising slowly, hut no rlso of conse
quence Is expected.
Tho Ohio Is ugalu falling at Httsburg
with nearly fourteen feet water in the
channel. Over nno and a quartor mll
lions bushels of cnnl havo loft Pittsburg
by this rise Tho river Is rising at Lou
Isvlle, with nearly four feot wator In the
Tho bridge company are pushing their
work so as to be able to clear tho chan
nel over tho falls and allow steamers to
take advantage of tho present rise.
Hero the river hns fallen threo Inches
luring the past IS hours.
Business continues good, and all the
packets continue to bring good trips for
GROCERIES BOAT STORES, ETC
JOSEPH SWOBODA & BROTHER,
pooler In ...
Choice Family (Jiocerlcs, rroisiosr
llutlir, iMHltry, YrticmilM
and all Mtlclca uauatly kept In a f!rt-cl Knmtly
Grocery, wiraeroi hihiiwumi ki , m .
Intond.nK to '"U n" cIimpm tlirhapM, w fce
the bent o? TerjtlilnB, and to otto atNfetlon In
nry lntaiQc,tliey ' ft Miaro of pulme patrona.
Pealer a Orcvarie-, Lime, Pla-ier Pari, Plaited
InUitk.alwmaon hnad. Corner Kislitli atreetaQi
Ohio Ivee. Ulrn llllnoU. tnylMt.
SMYTH & CO.,
OHIO LEVEE, - - CAIRO, ILLINOIS
SUGARS, COFFEES, TEAS, SYRUPS,
Molnaiea, Tobacco, Clgari,
fsk Caudles, Wootlptiware, Willow Ware
JNTaUa, Oils. Xixxtf
WlMiw-GlHHH, Putty, Lime,
Cement, Plastcr-Parh, Qunpovder
Old Ry Monougiilielr. anil Bourbo
Hod Iioadnnd Shot.
AUoket pa constantly on hind a moat compleu
atock of IiI(luonfJ -vvHISUIBS,
SCOTCH AXD IRISH WHISKY, GW
I'br t . Miulrh-a, jfc J CaUwta
' uo, AUtiT roa
. RIED & CO'S CELEIIRA TED WHhEL
We U excltmtcly lor CASH, to which wa Inrltotho
aUenllon of clnecah buyer,
arfpeoial attention paid to filling ordera.
-TILLIAM W. THORNTON, '
Yho!f alo and llotall Peftler in
JCm sxx To r, Mliiiaclo
04ar Pali, Doort, Haah, BUd mni Win
;OMco u Tcinli Street,
Mween Commerolal and Wahfnstr Are5,
,. Aot tea
Xoeh Rlier rap"" Compatxy's Shtathitit Felt
H. W. Joha's Improved RoeSnf;
Akl Cement ailwy mm? laf
i In Urgo or majl n,uantjti, .
a BAM Two hundrtd head of beef teera,
JTyeara old and upward., al Prenilce. llim
atmlM. Miaa. In Hna oondJUou for feadinjt thlH faU.