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OFFICE: No. 13 Tonth Street. Thornton's Building.
TUESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 4, 1870.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO
THK 0FFICI.IL IMIMIlt OF THE (JITV
t in: iii'i.i.irri.v is tiii: oxly daily
IMI'KIt IN MIt'f'Ili:UMf.I.I.OIH.
to iMstriiis iiksikotn or HKA'III.
Tiu:soirri!i:aN'iUAi)i:, tiii: iil'm.i;-
TI.V IS Till: MONT OKMUAIII.i: AIVKH.
riHiNO mi:iii;ji i.v ii.li.vois.
Postmaster CJenertil Cress well has
trouble with thu fon'lijn Hteatnslilp linen.
They lntvo Htruck fur u hif,'Iiur ruto of
uninpuiMitthn. Tliu ruto they liavo boon
pulii recently is moru than 11 hundred
lcr cent, nbuvu other freight, yet they
lire not mitlallfctl, lnt Meek to extort more.
Tlibro Is no competition; till the Ameri
ciui llnee are therefore monopolies. They
will not hid nullum vault other, having
an Idea that the United .States govern
ment H at ttuir mercy, and mint even
" . m i
A Keokuk, Iowa, dispatch f-ayn: "One
hundred and fottythree retail liquor
dealers have been nrrestod hero and
brought before a Juntlee of the peace and
lined this week for selling liquor in vio
lation of thu law. Great Indignation
prevail agalnut two tcalavvags (thu
Informers) from Burlington and .Mount
Pleasant, who are charged with being
net on by tho radical deputy district at.
torney and Good Templars. The liquor
men held an indignation meeting and
parsed war-like resolutions, and thu
Good Templars hold another meeting to
night Tho present prospects aro good
for llvoly times."
There are no lengths to which the Had
Icals will not go In their detertnlntAlon
to maintain their grasp upon power, so
that they may continue to gorge them
selves with the.tfat things with which
thu political 'table of tho Republic Is
loaded. The most recent outrage of
which they have been guilty, Is the hu
miliation of Georgia. They have again,
with Iiihultlng violence, kicked her out
of tho Union, anil ordered her to adopt
the XXtn Amendment. She has ngaln
been placed under a military satrap, arid
Is os absolutely under ills control, pro
vided he speaks to her witli a Itadlcal
voice, as Poland is under thu control of
the Czar. And this Is reconstruction!
it Is a bad policy. It needs too much
patching. It will one day h iironorid
a failure by the people who now accept
It as a great but Incomprehensible bless
ing, out of which, in some mysterious
way, is to grow the rare plant of toe
tioual amity and love of the Union.
A X A DDJtES'S R Y J VI) QE JiliEESE.
Hon. Kidney Brceso recently deliver
ed an address at Mt. Vernon, beforo tho
Masoulc fraternity ami the outsldo
public, which tho I'reo Press of thnt
place ny was "a paper distinguished
for its nice literature, its historical allu
sions and Its bound logic." There aro
few mini now living in the Ilupubllu who
wield a moru graceful pen than the
judge. All his productions possess tho
Mulsh only a master hand can give, and
are not only elegant but also full of mat
ter, as erudlto as It is entertaining.
Wu should tako much pleasure in read
ing the Judge's latu Address, and its pub
lication would gratify and give much
pleasure to his hont of personal friends
THE CONST1TUTJOXAL COX VEX
TIUX. TheConstttutloual Convention, having
adjourned during tho holiday season,
convened again this morning, and, with
out further delay, will now proceed to
draft for the State a fundamental law
suited to tho requirements of tho present
time. That the convention will perform
thlsduty in a manner acceptable to the
pcoplo we believe. It has the ability and
possesses tho disposition. In Its mem
bcrshlp are many of thu first minds of
the State, and there is about most of them
an nlr of restless wldo-awakeatlvcness
which asserts them to bo up with tho
times, and thoroughly posted In regard
to what aro tho demands of the present
hour and tho necessities of the near fu
ture. Tho conduct wf the Democrats lias
been admirable Th.-y have acted the
modest part; and permitted thu long polls
of tho Iudopoudant Republicans to knock
down certain kinds of fruit, which tltoy
aro now enjoying, but which their own
polls could not, in any possible way, have
reached. If this wiso policy of allowing
their allies to win buttlen for them, tho
spoils of which they gather in, Is pursued
to the end, tho party will be placed upon
u strong vantage ground, and carry off
tho honors of thu convention, to the
chagrin and discomfiture of thu Radi
THE JiECUSAXV, HELPER.
Hilton Rowan Helper, author pf "Tho
Impending CrIIs,"noxt to Harriet Reedi
er 9towe,author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"
did moru than any other writer of tho
Abolition party, to fan into a llaine of
civil stilfe,tho seotional prejudices which
dominated In tho states North and South
beforo tho lato war. Tho namo of Help
er, in that evontful epoch which Im
mediately proceeded tho sectional war,
became a household word, and It was
Held up with tho other shlulng names of
abolitionism and pointed to as a beacon
of hope to tho downtrodden black man
of the South. When tho war had term
inated, it was oxpectod that llelpor
would tako his placo sldo by sido with
those who maintained the equality of
races; but expectation In this regard was
disappointed. He took sides with thoso
who attacked tho negro, and in a book
entitled "No Joquo" gavo tho Africans
cause to bellero that of all their enemies
Helper was tho most vindictive That
this belief had good foundation will bo
made evident to overy oio who readu
the following card from Mr. Ilolper, ro
cently published In tho Raleigh (N. C.)
Sin: I have seen it stated in tho news
papers that certain members of tho Leg
Mature, from facetious Impulses, or from
motives exclusively their own, have
voted for mo for Clerk of the House of
Representatives. That any hucIi prepos
terous action was ever contemplated or
Intended I had not the slightest intima
tion until I kiw it published. It would
le a matter of regrot with me to suppose
that any man, possessed of a good heart
and a wtdl-balauccd mind, would do mo
thu injustice to believe that I would or
could, under any conceivable clrcum
Mances, accept any ofllce, however high
or however humble, that could possibly
be o He red me by the Radical party,or by
any other unnatural pro-negro party.
Hiivtox Rowan iiEi.rKn.
AhIi villa, Dec. 3, 18G0.
The local reports of the state of tho
crops made to tho Agricultural Bureau,
Washington, havo been collated and in
dlcate that the corn crop in New Eng
land Is less than last year, by eighteen
percent. Tho principal corn growing
sections of tho West will fail below tho
averngc, fully twenty per cent. In tho
yield to tho acre. Though tho acrcagoU
greater, the yield is considerably below
that of lat year. Tho aggregate yield
for a year may be larger than the preced
ing, but tho truo stato of tho case caanot
bo indicated till tho a creage la known
Tho fact that tho produce on th aero Is
another evidence of what has several
times been before asserted in our col
umns, that our modes of culture are ex
The yield of cotton Js believed to be a
littlo moro than ten per c"t.i?uov int
o fl8S, au aggregato of '.2,700,000 commer
cial bales, or 3,000,000 baits of 400 pounds
Potatoes are much above tho average,
tho greatest yield being in tho Middle
and Western States, whilo In the South
generally there has been a decrease. Tho
exceptions In tho latter aro Texas, Louis
iana and Florida.
The tobacco crop is less by about twen
ty percent. Tlio decrenao is quito largo
in Virginia and Maryland, also Ken
tucky. A few of tho Weatorn State havo
increased their production.
Apples are abovo tho average in most
of the Western States oxcept Ohio, whero
thu decrease is estimated at twenty per
cent. Tho Atlantic slope generally
shows a decrease.
Everybody has heard of tho term "mor
ganatic marriages," and many peoplo
supposo that marriages of this kind uro
a species of concabluage, in which tho
kings aud princes of Europo aro fond of
Indulging. This la" not tho case, how
over. A. morganatic marriage is Just as
binding upon tho parties as any other
marriage. Tho term is derlyod from tho
German Mergcngabe, which means a
dowry. Itaigultles a matrimonal con
tract In which ouo of tho parties Is great
ly superior in rank to tho other. If it bo
tnu bride that is of Inferior rank, she
agrees that she and her childrou shall bo
entitled neither to tho rank nor to tho
estato of her husband, and that tho
dowery which Is settled upon her at thu
timo of her marrlago shall bo accepted
lu lieu of all other privileges. If tho
man bo tho inferior ho gives assent to
similar conditions. In tho bridal cere
mony tho parly of superior rank gives
the left hand, instead of the right, io thu
other whenco these marriages aru some
times styled "left handed."
roilKIMX NOTKM ANO UOMHIl.
Every private lu forty-ono Prussian
regiments can read aud writo.
Now that Frenchmen aro allowed to
attend tho sessions of tho Semite, they
don't euro to go.
Tho murderer Traupmann rejolcos In
tho reflection that ho is now as widely
known as Alexander Dumas.
Last year tho Polico Justices of War
saw ordored 1,700 men, and 1,118 women
to bo flogged.
Tho King of Prussia, on ono of 'Mb lato
hunting excursions, was received under
a triumphal arch made entirely of beer
Rerlln correspondents, friendly to Bis
marck, admit that the reporta about the
recent severe Illness of the Chaucollorof
tho North Gorman Confederation, woro
solely got up In order to throw tho
French dlplomatos off their guard.
Tho Kafllr chiefs recontly got up a
"corner" in wives. In that priraitlvo
country cows aro the established cur
rency, and wives aro bought and sold in
open market. The ohlofs combined to
lock up tho vaccluo currency, and, hav
ing accomplished that object, suddenly
iloodod thu market with cows, and
bought tip al tho marketable wives In
the country. These wives they aro now
holding with tho lutentlon of bulling
the. -market-until the prloee xm a hun
drod par cent.' v ' '
Thrilling Scene It (be War OflUe aflir
Hooker Defeat-Mr. Lincoln Make
up hi Mind o CommltSnlolde
froai lb I'MUdtljhU Pott, DecomberM.
Mr. Stanton sald't pained him to boo
tho opinion so prevalent that Mr. Lin
coln was a lmbltutl joker, and never
serious. Ho said it vasagrcaterror,and
related tho follovlng incident to provo
tho Injustlco of tlu popular Impression:
Mr. Lincoln was very sensitive of the
criticisms of the nowsriaper press, be
lieving it, as ho asserted, tho truo voico
of the people. The failures of McDowell
und McClellan and Burnsldo and Pono
with tho army of !lio Potomac, and the
accompanying criticisms of tho newspa
pers, had almost crazed him. Timo and
again ho would free hlms61f from the
White House, and seek II r. Stanton's
little ofllce, the only placo in Washing
ton, ho often rerxarknd, whero ho was
free from bores. IIj often talked to Mr.
Stanton of resigning or pressing on Con
gress the propriety (f giving to military
men the control of the army and navy.
It was during this rcriod that he con
ocived tho idea ol putting Hooker in
command of tho amy of tho Potomac,
and have him mako an effort for success.
He had a good opinion of Hooker,think
ing him an honest and sincere patriot
and soldier. Ho put him In command,
and did everything, u his power to mako
him light what he wanted to mako the
closing battlo of tho war. Accordingly
when Hooker got under way aud news
eamo that at Chancelioravllie ho would
make his light, Mr. Lincoln was in the
greatest stato of mental excitement
From the time that Booker began to
march until the smoko of battle had
cleared from the fatal field of Chancel
lorsvlllo, he scarcely know what it was
to sleep. It will be remembered tho
fight lasted three days. During the first
two days It looked aa if Hooker was
about toaecomplhh what bo many fail
ed to do, but early on the third day the
usual half hour Jlspatcbes began to
mako matters look worse. That wholo
day Mr. Lincoln was miserable. He ate
nothing, and wocld see no ono but Mr.
Stanton. As It grew dark tho dispatches
ceased coming altogether. Tho Presi
dent would walk from tho Whito House'
to tho War Department and anxiously
Inquire for Hooker. The night was dark
and stormy about as mean a night aa
was ever experienced In Washington.
About 7 o'clock tho President closed his
visits to the War Department.
An hour afterward a dispatch efan
lndel)n" character was received, and
Mr. Stanton iiurruu -aiiit to tho White
House. JTo fnind Mr. Ltucuiu -lklrio-thu
room, and, as he entered, tho agoniz
ing appearance of tho man so terrified
him that It was with difficulty that ho
could speak. Mr. Lincoln walked to him
llku a wild man, and, seizing the dis
patch from his baud, read it, aud simply
remarked: "Stanton, thero's hope yet!"
t Mr. Stanton's solicitation he accom
panied him to tho War Department,
whero they agreed to spend the timo to
gether until something dctlnitc was
heard from Hooker. For four hours, the
longest aud most wearisome ef his life,
said Mr. Stanton, they waited boforo the
dispatch announcing tho retreat of Hook
er was received. When Mr. Lincoln
read It. ho threw up his hands and ex
claimed, "My God, Stautou, our cause Is
lost. We are ruined, wo are rulued; and
buck a fearful loss of life. My God, this
is moro thau lean endure." lie stood
trembling like a leaf, his face of a
ghastly hue, tho perspiration rolling
from his brow. He put on his
hat and coat, and began pacing tho
floor. Forllvo minutes he was silent,
and then, turning to Stanton, ho said:
"If I am uot about early to-morrow
morning, don't feel alarmed. Defeated
again, aud so many killed. What will
the people say?" As ho mado tho re
mark, ho went to tho open door to go
out. His actions alarmed Mr. Stanton
and ho stopped him, aud entreated him
to return that they might talk and act
like men. With dilllculty ho had him
return, and Mr. Stanton tried to choer
him. Ho finally got him to assent to
retiro to bed, and leave forttio army the
next morning -which they did. Lin
coin afterward told Mr. Stanton that
when hespoko to him about bcingalarm
ed if ho was not about next morning, ho
ho hai fully mado up his mind to go to
tho Potomac and drown himself. Mr.
Stautou said ho thought at thu timo ho
contemplated suicide, and novor felt
so frightened during ail his lifetime.
It Is rumored that tho Duke of Edlu
burg has mado a lucky speculation in
Mow Zealand, having bought shares in a
mining company which havo risen to au
almost fabulous value. Some say he
could now make a profit of over $200,000.
J)KY GOODS AND GROCERIES.
IN THE I OIJUTII WARD.
. VV xxx. TCvxKof
Has Uitroducod Into his Fourth Ward (irocory etnb
lUhmuutaDry Oooili ileimrtmrnt, embracing over
artIK uitully fuantl in thu regular dry goods homes
of tlifl city.
Nliiple nnil Fancy Dry Cootlw,
Of orery description, ironlery, 'NotlonB', Uoots and
8hof, ami complete ftuortmvnl generally,
Tho patronise tf the publlu U invited, the proprie
tor guaranteeing to atelt anything lii hit lino, whether
Dry floods or Groceries, ih cheap aa thvv ran b
sought any where Ju the city:
ItememWr the plure, next door to (he corner of
I'oplnrand Mnetoenth itrurt.
Eh firocery eslnhliiihmenl ni )he corner of Sixth
nnJ Commcroial, will bomulutnlned :u UKUOl, one. of
thu In'at .tucked in the city. oetl&tf. ,
A vo' quacks,- norm v iablt di,
JY prudence, luilng atr'ia debility, preuiatire
""Ji c haa 'HMMreda timnU mean of euro,
STOVES, TINWARE, ETC.
AVL ALLEY'S CHARTER OAK
, STOVE STORE
Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron
J O U JT3 I 2V 3r SHOP
No. lf.C WASHINGTON AVENUE
(Above the Market IIouio.)
Roofing, Guttering, flpoutlng and Steamboat Worl
donoinaucat and nuUtantlal manner, at abort no
JJEMOVAL NOTICE. " ".
EL M. HULEN .
' w Itoloaalo Orooor
Having removi'd lo No. 7 J Ohio Ixsveo, noxl .loor to
City .National nank,Mher with belter facilities and
larger stock. Iioaolicit tho ontlniinnco ol patron
Kof hii former cuatomer, tn well u that of im
hupcrlnr ncroiuinoilat Inn, lot aitrHre
null lite lliiiHlllntr or nil k I into r
I'roilncc mi ColHMilsloii,
Cairo, til., June 1, 1 807. (mjlldlt
I'llODUCi: AND COMMISSION
3VX B R O XX A N
No. To Ohio Ltree, Cairo, III.
Special attention givva to votMignmeuln and tilling
T. It HID.
gTRATTON. 4 BIRD,
Iriuocessort teStratlon, lludienk CJarU),
Grocers and Commission Mervhriuts,
American Powder ., nnd MantMlairtfi
Agent lor Cotton Tarna,
r. 87 Ohio Levee, Cairo. 111.
QAM'L WILSON, ' Ij
BOAT STORES, GROCERIES AND PRO
XIO Olaio Xiovoo,
oslsif Cairo, llllnola.)
FLOUR MERCHANT AND MILIARS'
Wo. Onto Lsv, rfetro, tlltnaia.
.MLW..I mJ romnH --"lasioritf
DYA51 T. PAUKEK. JOHN B. I'HILI.IS.
J3ARKER & PHILLT8,
Commission and Forward In t Merchant
And Dealen at
Hay, Corn, Oats, Braus, unit nil KlnUa mt
OHIO l.RVF.E . fAHtO, MJ-
s. D. ATCRS.
A YEKS & CO.,
s. l ati as.
No. 133 Ohio Levee, CAIIIO. ILL.
J M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
flaMtssora so K. B. HvnJrlekj A Oo.,)
Forwarding; and CommU.on Mcrcliauta
Oairo " Xllinoiai.
Liberal Advance Made n Cotisignmentt.
r prepared t raeclve, store or forward Ireigtits lo
til poliitH ; bur or sell n commission. Iluxlnei at
euued tewlth prnmptnesa. aIOlartf
Q W. GREEN,
(Satttssor lo 1'aRis, Oreti & Co.,)
General Conmilsslon Merchant,
Dealer m Cicvterlei, I.Imo, !lutr I'aifa, HasUr'
In bulk, alwoy on hand. Comer Eighth .treetii
Ohio Iik, I'Mitn Illinois. invl.1.!l
pROF. ED. WITTIQ,
YtmiWS STRING AND BRASS BAND
aa aceeaiBJta'ate the pablie with th best iqu-tlo
fereevcerti, balls, parties, pursiles, and sertaades,
n skerl noliee.
I.es.eas ilvenontTery instrument.
Iteaidenroon Wahintoa uveoue, butween Fourth
and Fifth streets, (iire, Illinois.
N. n.'Musio fur Jxdls, et., fomlsbtil, from ops tj,
lihl mtn. setWU
rOHN G. KAU1TMANN,
JjjjL lb a Dim r
IKDKPRNDE.Vf STRING BIND.
Cm aeoommsdate the publla with mnslu for burli
fiirllet and a erenades, t short notice, und on reuoii
bloUrmi, Ifeasontpvenonuvery iiiiriinnt,
(lesldence en nth street, bet. Walnut and Codur,
QWr.rT iiriNIUjJ-Tlie reaulne ajliela to be
JOIIlf W. TROVRR CO.,
BROKERS AND EXCHANGE DEALERS
Eighth tticct, second door from Com. Ave,
Great Britain, I Southern Germany,
Northern Germany, Sweden,
j Norway. j
Mo, I'asage Tickets from
Itverpool, London, Havre, Antwerp, Jlremtn
and Hamburg, ioNew York, ,-f y
" Jr. Or to anypolat West,
fcyfolleotlons made on nay point In Europe,
'Iho Stockholders of the. Citr Nations! llatik will
tnk notion that nn Election will bo keld At this Dank.
TL'EriDAV.Juuary U, 1S;0, for aoven Dlrctora of
A. tl. BA71'0RD, Catklar.
Cairo, Dcoember 11. Uoa. dlt-illr
A NIC NOTICE.
Kiasr NinomL llisi or 'l,9
li,...l. II ISO..
Th Annual Mcetlae, tor tan . lection f.V.te.Y
on, will bo held at tins oIIIum on Tt'K'AT tho 11th
lay of January, 1KU, between lhehu. M0 ,clok
A.M. and i V. M.
ti.. cam.i.u.. r.f ,u Ct Iro Citr Gas C,. will
take notlro that an electun will be held on MoaiUy,
January loth, 1870, at i offlce ot the Company at
tho City National ltont fr nlne Dlreolore of said Com
pany. A. . HAF70HD, Secretary.
December Si, l!j il
FOX). Ti33 xs V
CHAPPED HANDS !
VII,Is CURE THEM Vr.
TRY ONE BOTTLE !
GROCERIES, LKiUORSA TOBACCO.
g SMYTH & CO.,
V IIOI.KS ILi: (.KOCr.KS,
OHIO LEVEE, - - CAIRO, ILLINOIS
Alsokov)). ronibuitly on hand a mo.t coinplvlo
SCOTCH AND 1RISU AV1IISKY, GIN
I'ort, Mutlelra, Slierry ami Catawba
tso, Autxr ros
J, RIED J- CO'S CELEI! RATED WHhEIr
V sell exclusively lor CASH, towhleh o invite Ilia
atlentloa of rinse oah liyer.
B'Fpeolnl attention paid to tllllnK order.
REAL ESTATE DROKER8, ETC.
Q ' WINSTON,
' iSutcossor to John Q. llarman 4 Co)
REAL ESTATE AGENT
AtrbTio 3r aa u n. .
Uuys; and eel,
, pays Taxes, furnishes
ires Couvevanees of all
Attract, or 'ii
Inds. ' Utile e,
Ohio Levee. laarlDU
Real Estate, Bond and Stock Broker.
Will atttiud fo the payment of titatw. Oaititv and City
T:ue4, ainl nil business pcrtalnlnjr to UKKKU.Tl.
KlQUTH Stiiekt, ttcond door from Com. Av.,
tirAK VU1 AUxaader County Orders, at' SO ct
W and fclty Kcil). at Meents on Ike dollar, for 'el
ktuds of Lufcr and Iluildere'UAfils.
I annu wt vr, TiruKfTfAffs.