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OFFICE: No. 13 Tontli Street, Thornton's Building.
MONDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 27. 1869.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO
TlIK lltM.I.KTI.f IM Till: ONLY AII.Y
lMl'Ull IN yoifi llaUlN ILLINOIS.
TO I A KT I l5T7 KS I It O VHUlt' It KA t'lTl.tlJ
TllllhOI"! IIIIItXTItAIH:, Till: JIUM.IC
Tix in Tin: host iw.mkaiim: aovkii
Tinted ;n:niit)i is ii.i.i.ioifl.
AHkhijoi nearly two hundred uouta
CDinprlfliiK varletlMH from tho common
Mexican to tlio line Cashmere, was ou
exhibition Inst week In the streets of In
ik i-omliu.ce, Mo.
Tlio revolution In NlunrK"1 I "t last
Mir-preesetl, although dlsturbanccH exist
In pumu districts. Tile Iohos ud casual
Hies during the last Inaurcctlon foot up
to 18 j killed and 870 wounded. The ex
iicnsowus upwards to 51,000,000.
Tho Attorney General of Jowu, hai
decided that women can hold office In
that htato. Tho question arose In tho
case of Miss Julia C. Adtlltiyton, who
was recently elected superlnteudenf of
common hchools in Mitchel county.
TlioOoverner of California in his re
cent message, calls on the Legislation of
Htnto to enact a law to provent the hulls
criminate snaring and killing of tunal!
In rin, which are ho useful to tho farmer
In the destruction of Insects.
A Fayette county, Iowa girl, yet In her
teen."!, has commenced two Milts In the
dhtrict court of that county, ngaluit a
rich widower whose ago exceeds half a
century, ono for breach of promise to
marry her, and the other forslnudor,
laying her damages at $o,000.
The cltlzoiiH of San Franclnco aro pro
foundly disappointed and disgusted to
llntl "the ring," to all appearances, as
powerful us ever. Vigilance commlttoca
are talked of on all hands. The Altu
California says: "We are fat drifting
hack toward IBM. Any attempt of tho
Legislature, if made In goo d faith, to
t-cognlzo our local government, will bo
hailed with satisfaction."
All over Texas, from Red river to the
Rio Grande, tho present year has been
one of unexampled prosperity. There
has never beou a more prosperous year
for the planter, stock-raider, merchant
ii I Hi ariittiu. i.urgur crops uuvu uceii
nilsfil, liimitii-o herds of cnttto liavc
beui i.l I tho mechanic has hen con
Ftuiitly employed, and the merchant linn
colt! more goods than ever before.
III a recent decision upon the bank
lax, Judge ( kihu used the fo.lowlng lan'
guago: ' Com: revs has thoeoiintllutloual
right to iiiilliorl.u the cmlflon of bill-of
er dll ;" and, in htlll another place, "TJie
xerclKo of Indlt-putable cutir'tllutlniia!
power i, f Congn'i to provide a currency
for the cn'.iutry." 'I luse expressions load
ecu grcinifn to the opinion that tho legal
tender act Is Mife enough.
H 111. John W. Ktevenion, Just elected
to tho United .States Seiiato from Ken
tucky is tho present Governor of that
.State, lie Is the son of Andrew Stoveu
noli, who was .Speaker of tho Federal
IIouru of Representatives for several
term?, and also Minister to England.
The newly. elected Senator Is a gentle
man of line ability and good Judgment.
Politically he is an unilinchlng Democrat
of the old Jell'ersoniuu school.
Tho NVorHngmen are not sallsllod
with tho construction given by govern
ment otllclals of the Eight-Hour Law;
workmen In tho employ of tho govern
ment, It Is true, work only eight hours
per day, but as a general rule they re--clove
only ulirtit-touths tho prlco of la
hor performed for individuals upon tho
ton hour system. This is an outrago
upon the laboring class, as congress
really enacted that thoro should bo no
reduction of pay corresponding to tho
reduction in tho number of hours for
THE WAXT&QF THE HO UE.
Hard times aro upon us, and what tho
country now stands In need of Is re
trenchment in all branches of govern
ment, national, stato and muuclpal but
principally retrenchment at Washing
ton. The peoplo demand a truly econo
mical administration of all'airs in tho va
rlous departments of tho public service.
All unnecessary expenditures must bo
cut oil", and all ofllclnls guilty of a cor
rupt use of the public funds must bo
promptly brought to punlshmont.
Tho number of Mormons In Utah Is
estimated at 150,000 souls, of whom 80,
000 pay tllhiugs to tho church. Flvo
merchants aro known to pay 10,000
each In tithes. Tho Government lias
not succeeded In getting imioh nut of tho
mormons. The present o Ulcer has com
menced With determination to collect
government dues from that peculiar poo
jJu. Out of a population of 22,294 child
ren of siiliool age, 12,G10 aro enrolled as
oahoh'rs. Tho numberof malo mid fo
male ohlhiron Is about tho same. Wages
ore low and living Is vory high. Lust
winter coal was $60 por ton, whllo pine
vyqod was. from IIS (o20jor cord,
Till: OFFICIAL PAPER OI'THK
I'KOM HOUHIIEAST MISSOURI.
Kmtaim Cauo Mlt'tumi'
Wo again hoar ltrumored thattho Illi
nois Central Rail Road company design
building a railroad from a point opposite
your city through Ballard county, Ky.,
either to Columbus or Union city to form
a more immediato connection with tho
Mobile and Ohio railroad, so callod.
And here let mo suggest that tho com
missioners who placed tho terminus of
tho latter road twenty miles below tho
mouth or tho Ohio river, woro apparently
Influenced rather by thosupposed interest
of tho southern states than by the intent
of Congress granting lands and charter,
or nn enlarged national view of tholr ob
ligations. If tho Illinois Central R. R.
Co are at last In earnest, and do not mean
to wait tho building of that splendid pas
senger depot promised Cairo years ago,
wo desire u hoarlng to some arguments
in favor of another and far cheaper route
for tho proposed railroad couneotloii, and
also one which may bo extended
southward almost indefinitely with no
Since it Is by comparison alone that
advantages aro most clearly shown wo
begin by announcing tho bank of tho
Mississippi river, opposite" Cairo, as tho
Initial point of Htartlng; it being many
feet higher than tho Kentucky bottom.
And, while over tho latter, immense em
lmnkinents must bo constructed, and al
most at right angles with tho river, thus
couto tiding against an enormous weight
of water in spring Hoods, tho Mis
souri route can bo continued on high
ground, along ridges which run pa.
rallcl with tho river. The occasional
breaks In crossing bayous are cully
surmounted because of sluggish cur
rents, whllo the'grado could bo mado
uniform with not much greater expendi
ture of money than over the prairie of
Illinois. On the Kentucky sidotho road
must cither run over a low bottom skirt
ing and constantly cutting tho spurs of
tho hills, proffer crossing1 several miles
of swamps must ascend to tho uplanda
and through deop cuts, and high Ailing
over-wide ravines wearily seek lt term
inating goal. Objections may be mado
that travelers from tho Southeast of tho
Mississippi, would havo to cross that
stream twice to roach Cairo by HiIh pro.
posed Missouri route; but a short and
easy ferry at Belmont renders that ob
jection of but Httlu moment, whllo a
direct co- 'ice Ion with tho St. Louis and
Iron Mountain R. R. is something the
building of that shortor line to Charles
ton, being somewhat remote.
As for the extension of the road farther
Southwest of the Miislsfppl, that should
be as the wants of the country require,
and quite as probabio Ut pay as was the
Hudson river road, which, built at en
ormous expense, had to contend with
"floating palaces1' for pub.
Ho patronage Tho most practical
engineers aro sometimes men who, know
ing but little of "gradients" or engineer
ing ''Instruments," bring totholr aid. an
mtimato knowledge of tho tocography
of tho country and but seldom err in their
conclusions. Conversing with such, fa
miliar with tho countrv on both sides of
tho river, wo havo heard but ono opinion
expressed, namely, that for a given num
ber of miles a railroad can bo built from
Rlrd's Point southward t half tho cost
required for a road through Uallurd and
other countios in Kentucky. And If tho
former routo should1 bo soleoted as the
most feasible, practicable and ronumera
tlve, tho state of Missouri would bo Hind
to her own lutercsts and hor legislators
Inexcusably recreant to their high
trusts, if iaunedlato notion was not
takon to insure, either with or
without tho aid of tho genoral govorn
ment, tho construction of a sufficient
loveo from Commerco to Rlrd's Point,
where, Intersecting said railroad, thoy
should form a continuous barrier to tho
river so far as oxtondlng southward;
thus rendering a considerable territory
of tho richest lands in tho West most
desirable for sottloment and improve
ment. We do not assumo that tho Il
linois Contral R. It, Co, are Interested In
tho progress of a region whero tney own
no land or corporate rights, but far
reaching wisdom makes far reaching rail
roads, which in developing tho ' now
country through emigration and in
creased products, iouricuea tho ageataiofvJ
In conclusion Jlos.sr. Editor, if tho
views hero expressed moot wjth tho ap
probation of your business men, more
favorable lufiuonco can bo brought to
boar with tho Illinois .Contral Railroad
company, than anything urged from
this sido-of;tho great rlvorsj whllo if
wjiat js hqro advaucejd Induces, honest
discussion or romliuls cithers of ''thinking '
caps'' long laid aside, it wilbuotliavo
been wrltton in vain. ft, A. 41.
Mississippi Coi, Dec. 18th,"1860.
Missouri' 'Republican' ploalo copy,'
Jay Gould hasjogal summon tywau
pour ia no less thu (Wo BUteq.
WHAT A It A IH C AIi IS.
If any of our readers are radicals, they
will no doubt rccognlzo a faithful though
rather compllmontary likeness of them
selves in tho following pootical very
Of sorrlblo ituft l ttllcat mh,
Of aTrlee, aelflahneim. Into and lijrptcrur J
I'roUnK) Ii tht IjU k of hU foul lock in trudo,
Tho reit U compscl f nail-democracy.
KHIalnn wltli lilm Ii tho allppary fllmc,
Tho boa hii prey before t'ulplnj Ulavrn
Marallty'a uaca" as n nursery rhymo
To whcaUle the ilraple la grouting him fitori.
A ptrlathowhenfiold'ci lhrward:
Uf loyalty't duty all day will lin Rabble.
)tl lokct but touah, ami then by tht tard
lla'll prato about relllu tho rula ut Iho rabUc
Howcliblyhespcakiof the wfll oftho Lord,
Wbn fhcmlnK to mnspaai rdi worthy the devil;
Of pasfca-h will anlral whoa whettl.lb awprd,
Of aurlty proacb, when In wlckcdnesa revel.
ind fence with rulea alritiKn hit poor neighbor'
Whlla alwaya wllhln hl conranlent reh
Ho kcepa far rich Vienna an iasplrics bottla.
Frank Blair ii to mako Now York his
Ronner owns 1200,000 werth of horso
Miss Phelps hai mado $20,090 out of
Isabella's Jntendant denlea emphatic
allylthe story that Isabella carrlcd;ofTtho
crown diamonds from Madrid.
A Gentleman from Iowa lately uppicd
for a patent, and was informed that IiIh
"Invention'' had been patented sixty
Tho Columbus Mississippi 'Sentinel'
telle of a negro who tried to outwalk u
locomotive, and "he leaves a wife and
six children in straightened circumstan
ces." Nearly all the Indian tribes on tho
Upper Missouri are reported' to be pre
paring for war. A general outbreak is
The wife of Rev. W. T. Alderman,
paster of the Methodist church, in
Hlngham, Mass., rocontly occupied his
pulpet wltli great acceptance.
A project on foot for holding a Conti
nental Fair-iu Charleston, in Novem
Jiieutonant General W. J. Hardee has
been elected President of tho Historical
Association of Alabama.
A School-teacher, named Taylor, from
Maine, was flogged a'few daya since, In
CheeterIeld, Virginia, by some of his
female pupils of color.
The Mississippi Central and Mississippi
and Tennessee railroads aro to ostabllsh
a ilrst-clais rolling-mill at Grenada,
A gentleman of Elbert county, Ga.,
has invented u calculating machine, tho
resultof twenty years' thought. It will
multiply, utc, by turning a crank.
Tho Hun. Kx-gov. fienetor Dick Yaton
has "sworn oil' again." Like Hip Van
Winkle he Is "hotter oll'mlt out It." Rut
also like Rip, tho first time ho gels a
chance ho wilt tako a horn on tho prln
clplo that "dls don't count."
The pecan trado is lively I:i Western
Texas. Tho Victoria Advocato has
heard of ono merchrnt paylcg out flvo
thousand dollars in less than ono week
for this spontaueons product of tho for
est. Tho avoragu price paid it throo dol
lars, specie, per bushel.
A negro was runover by an ox-cart in
Houston Texas, tho other diy, and for
this diabolical outrago brought tho drlv.
crof tho team up boforo a Justico. Jus
tice dismissed tho cose, it boingcommou
law that any negro slow enough to be
lun over by an ox team Js tooslov to sue.
A proposition has boon mado for tho
organization of a company to Import ne
gro laborers from Africa into Cuba after
tho abolition of slavery. The Captain
General officially denies tho rumor that
this projost has rocolved his sanction.
Our exchanges from Georgia and Caro
llnau show that tho tido of travel toward
Texas Is Mill Iu full flow. Parties dally
start ou tho long woary tramp. Most of
tho immigrants intond to settlo In tho
uorth-western portion of Toxas and there
take up wild lands. Tho hardships and
privations of plonoer lifo await them.
The President 1b plastlo because ho
is ignorant- A man like Sumner, pou
derous and unafraid, works easily on tho
mind of a simple soldier. The politicians
who sought hlra for President did not
overlook that fact, but made tho most of
it. If thoy had soon that ho was a man
like Jackson or Zach. Taylor, do you
think thoy would have trustod him? O
no, Jackson and Taylor had tho ability
to tny something, Grant has uot ho
Dover says anything, except what ho is
told to say, , Ho has crude, wandoring
Ideas of statecraft. N.'Y. World.
A Now Orleans wife, 16ft at homo ono
evonlng by her husband wljo had husU
liessdown town'acoepted a friend's es
cort to tho theatre. Tho fates docreed
that her husband should occupy the
Uoxt seat,wltlt'another lady, the decas
ion of his urgout business.", As soon as
fUo.wlfo mad.tho, discovery alio leaned
over and jvhisjiered Vilouslyi-!' .Charles,
who is that hussy youliaVe with you ?"
"Bister of that 'fellow 'yeu j havo with
you," There was na neorj tf furth.e'r ex
3vz 0E3 n o n jOl. dnt t,
AV 70 Ohio Lew, ' Cairo, III.
Hpccinl Attention ctrea to (ionslKiimenla ami Riling
QAIRO BROOM MVNUFACTORY.
W. V M'KEE & BROTHER,
Uatide porfteil their arrangement for tlio manufoe
hirt orllrooint Iu this city, wo bow prepared to (11
Is tho aaraa qualitlea of brooms can ba purcliued any
Orders left at the itora afO. 1. Wtlllamion, U Ohm'
I.OTCO, oral ttio
Sfnnnraclory. Konrlentri atrcct, littAveen
Watltittt nnil Cedar,
Will ba prompUy attended to.
Orders by mall should bo aJdrcued to
1. O. Ilox 4.11.
STOVES, TINWARE, ETC.
AUALLKrS OHA11TEK OAK
Copper. Tin and Sheet Iron
JOB 33 I 3r Gr SHOP
A'o. M WAS1IIXOTOK AVENUE,
(boto tlie Market House.)
Ruotlng.Duttvrlnj;, Spoutloz and Steamboat WorL
donslnaiMt and auUuntial manner, at short no
Ilea. dc31'Cltf '
jiTRATTOIt & BIItD,
rrionrojors U Blratn, lln dsn fc Claib),
Grocers and Commission McrcltautA,
Anerltatt Howdw 'o.,hh1 Mmiitlnrlaroni
AcmtH far Colloii YavrriM,
Nn. 57 Ohio I.ctcc, Cairo, 11 1.
SAM'L WIMON, ... -
UOiT STOKES, JUOCKUIi:s AM) l'K0
IIO OIilo Xiovoo,
(xlJtf tjnlro, Illlnola.
FI.0UK MEKCHANT AND MIIXKKS'
No. SO Ohio Iievcr. Ciilro. IIIIimiIh.
Onlers solicited and promptly and nlitlaittnrlly
C.b-l. ' ocldtf
WYAS T. I'AKKEK. JOHN ll. PKII.IJH.
JJARKER & PHILLLS,.
Coiiiiuisslon nuil Forward lnT MorcIiaaU
And Dealer m
liny. Corn, Oats, Ilran, nud all Hluda ol
OHIO i.liVKl!.... .CAIHO, M.U
I. P. JLTlKS.
A YKKS & CO.,
B. J. A.YBKS.
09 M M ISSION MER CHA NT.S
No. IJJ Olilol.cvec, CAIUO, ILL,.
J M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
(SucoNtiom io K. B. llondrieks A Co.,)
ForirardlBs; autl CoBtmJirioR MerclMits
Oalaro - Illlnola.
Liberal Advanoes Made on Omilgnmcnta.
ire proparrd to ricolre, storo or forward freiohta to
illpoluNi buy or soil on eommlstion. Uusiness at
enJed to wltli promptness. aslOdavU
II. M. HUL EN
Wholonalo Gr x-o o o x-
llarlng reuiorod to No.Ti Ohio Lorce, naxt Joor to
City Istiont.1 lUnk. her with Ixuier faoillllea aud
agoof lilt former eutlomers, an well u. Hut of as
Nuirlnr aeroinino1Mlon for Ntnrase
nnd tlio sluiiilliiiK r kiuila f
l'roilni-i) on I'uinHilalou.
Cairo, III., June 1, Ib'W. ImySldtl
lurttcrnncKK, iiokuin-im ma :oniimiaiicq ,
Q W. GREEN,
(Haeerssor to Fallis, Green tc Co.,)
FLO T7 Jfr a&XIX'F
General Coiumlsslon 'Merchant,
CAIRO. ,,rT,r,..T.M.n"iin-:TT,fi'l'lf' rf
DoUsr In fkostrlns, I.lmtAriaoter Tarts, Itasurs
11,1. .msya. , j ( r,
In balk, al
haadj Ootaar Waalfe a4reU
jy W. HAMLIN,
COBS, HAT, OATS, IIBAST, ABD Snip.
Corner of Commercial Annas and
Otvlfo - - - Xlllaraoln.
.,-, Kopjft full supply of It J. and Is prparsdk
'v mon ')ttnoo, at tliolonostmafkalratoa
pon SAL "
JOHN W. TriOVKll &, CO.,
BROKERS AJiU EXCHANGE BElLEttS
Eighth street, sccomd door frum Com. Ato.,
AIjo, rng Tickets from
lAttrpool, Iidiidon, Havre, Anheerp, Bremen
and Hamburg, to New l'ork,
Or to any point West,
ee-Colleetlens mad so a any point In Europe.
, LIQUOR SALOONS.
JOHN IIYLAND-s 8AL00N
) supplied with All klnda at
JSuioorloxr Xiiquorai, . t
r: , Mccr, Ale tc,
Commercial aretrap bt. Ninth and Tanth atra(.
Tho thirsty, wba Ioto coo1 liquor, should rlro him
s call, ami thoto who ulsh to tmR a fragrant clear ran
riito trlr want supplied athl bar. dc!lld'
Tho Stockholders ef the Citr National Hank will
taka nntleo that an Klcclmn wlllbo keM at this llsnk.
TUESTJAT, January II, 1870, ror soven Dlroctors of
said Hank. '
A. HI BAPFOKD, Cftklr.
Cairo, DccrmbcrJl, 1W. , dll-dlni
FltST Naiiomil Ilixi or Citio, )
Tho Annnsl Meetlur, nr tlio rlctlfin of 1to DirroU
on, will Im held at lhl oOlcn on TUIXSUAY, tho litis
.torof Jannary, laro, between thuhiiUM of U n'clovk
A.M.amlll'. M. C. II. HUfillKS,
REAL, ESTATE BROKERS, ETC.
' " Pnccesior to John Q. Ilartnan A Co.,)
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Iluya nnd ridlt Real Ibtnte, pays Tazos.furnlshea
Alwructiiuf Tlllcj and irepart' Comuyaucus of all
Itidi. OWco,.S'o.7l(idlfoor)Oliul.oTio. mnrlSIf
JOHN W. TKOVKU & CO.,
Real Estate, Boml nnd Stock Brokers.
Will attnnd fo tho piiyrm-ntofl3taU,CintyandUlty
Taxn. luidall bunur. t.vrtaluli) to a fcUNKH.rt.
KiaiiTit Stiikkt, secunddoor from Com, Ate.,
dfcrudlf Cairo. IU.
JR. W. R. SiHTH,
PHYSICIAX AND SURGEON,
OFflCEl l'AO OMMt'.HClAIi AVENUK
(Otot Ilannon's Dock 8ioreJ '
Residence, .to. tl Thirteenth Street.
C. W. DUNNING, M. D.
ItraiDKNCK-Cor.OtU ami Walnut Streets
ll"l'lCIv-Cor. Oth Street nnd Ohio Levee.
OFFICE !I0U!t3-Fnru 0 n.m. to 13 in., ami Irsra
S to C p.m. , decJItf
11. WAKDNEK, M. D.,
Oiricooror l'o.t Ollloo.'
BppCdawtf ItosKIctico M Walnut ikH.
J -IBLIi;, j ,, i , JL-JBesssaCTi
A1T0RNEY AT LAW,
Oltlce, corner of 'rwcirtli N(rt nud Waah.
. Will praoilco In this and tho adjolnlns JudlIal clt.
cultn.'iinrt tu ikorniieciiontin tho ticluhboringcfiiin
lies of tlistourlnml Ketituckv. aurJif
LLKN, VK1JU & BUTLER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
OUli e tit llroa.Vcv IlulliHug,
Corner of Eleventh street and Commercial Avunue
IV.. I. Allen,
II. WaltonWebli, JOAIItO, ILL.
L. 1. Ilutlrr, ) deatldtl
jJ-ULKKY, WALL & W1IKKLUR, '
ATIOKNEYS AT l-AW,
Oko. W. AVail, r CAIROlLL-"
tHWl T.1 WJiRBLKj,'.J'V- ,' ' ' , '
Omce Ilooini, H nuil O 'Winter' Illoc.
v.WrWfM -i .--I...
SvmI 'H.6kn!w. w. a oilbkKt
Atorjps nnijqouusoljors atjy,,
, 8pelal attaaUon siren to Admiralty aadUieaatbo' i
OMea osa .9ka,il4aree. Rooms anal -
,i" j" e . - .1 i , v. I.iii '