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MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 24, 1870.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO
DEATH OP OEQRQE D. PRENTICE.
Ocoryo D. Prentice, tlw Journalist and
poet, Ih no more. He died, nt lil.s roonm
In Loulnvlllo at 10 m Inn ten to 4 o'clock
Ah n poet, an u wit and an a satirist,
Prentice wn without nncrjtml luhlflday
"Wliat shall be Ills place in the temple
of fame, It Ih Hcnrcely for us, who live
yet In tlio triable of IiIm presence, to de
termine." Wo only know that In hla
death one of tho greatest of American
poetH and writers lias fullou, and that wo
may uevcrnee la I like aaln. t
THE REPUBLICAN PRESS
Wo aro glad to noo that Home of the
ablest and truest Republican papers In
the country aro taking strong grounds
against tho present persecution of Vir
ginia. The New York 'Tribune' puts In
a forcible plea for Immediate admlxsiou
In tho course of an elaborate artlolo on
the subject, ltoluervcs:
We cannot reasonably exepet millions
io uniearn ai a worn an inoy liavo nun
posed truo and renounco all they have
believed, l ou cannot reasonably expect
men reared In the belief thatslavery was
me true etiuditiou oi mo negro (o m con
verted at once to a hearty faith in the
equal rlglits of men. There are doubtless
still many thousands in Virginia who
wish that our civil war had reHiltcd dif
ferently that Urant had surrendered to
Leo rather than Leu to Grant.
Supposo England Had kept tho High
lauus (inner niuruiii law no lotiir as anr
one remained wtio de)lored the remit of
tne uattle or uuiiotion and sighed for tho
return of "Charlie over tho watur," what
Would have been the probable ettuct?"
Again we entreat the Ilpubllcaus in
Congress to act promptly, generously,
wisely. It was wrong to havo sufTorcd
a day to pass after tho Virginia deltga
Hon presented Iticlf without admltlng
them. Every exaction now made of them
will tend to evil, and that only. Erory
day's hesitation is an injury and a Ion.
Any requirement that the Legislature
nliall be purged of those fairly elected
will bo an exhibition of bad faith, and
tend to invalidate Virginia' ratification
of tho Fifteenth Amendment. We pray
that Virginia be admitted without
further exactions, and before tho clo.o
of thfs week.
AWlioln Town IlcmbllNliud.
A Vlcna papcrlearns from Constanti
nople that tho Subterranean volcanic
action In tho basis of the northeastern
part of tho Mediterranean Hea, so long
a cause of anxiety, haa at length led to
a great catastrophe. Tlis town and dis
trict of Meutesho, in tho province ef
Aidln, near Smyrna, has been laid
wasto by an earthuuake. On the first
of January, at six o'olock In tho even
ing, tho Inhabitants wiro suddenly star
tled by a loud subterranean noise and
shock. A second followed with a sound
like thunder, welch, fortunately, fright
ened the people out of their houes,
A third ensued with such vioUucc that
the whole town was destroyed Tlirso
persons who staid In their houses were
killed. Marmarltza. and Mula, small
vllllagei In the vicinity, also suffered
'Grniit'H AdiiiiiilHtratlmi Cost
$28,000,000 more tliuii
From tho Natloaal Demoorat.)
A day or two sinco, Mr. Uawos,
Pennsylvania, who by ttio way, has
foru this mado Home revelations not
creditable to tho radicals, mado the
Astonndlng revolations that Grant's ad
ministration Is moro expensive than
that of Johnson."
Mr. Dawee proposed to compare the
expenditures of Johnson's administra
tion with the estimates of the present
one, which showed an increaso of over
528,000.000 beyond the amount required
by Johnson. He referred to the pledgor
of tho republican party of economy and
retrenchment and said in this lnuse
alone, these pledges woro to bo redeem
ed. "Now it Is well known tho estimates
seldom equal tho actual expenses. Hut
here is an assertion that the estimates
for Urant's administration, which will
doubtless bo Increased by special appro,
prlatlons when tho hills are paid, exceed
by SiS.OOO.OOO. what was actually re
quired by the administration of ex
President Johnson. Tills does not toll a
very favorable story for economy. Hut
Jlr. Dawes gives still further light npon
this subject of economy In tho depart
Ho Bald: "There was but ono of those
departments that didn't estimate an In
creaso of expenditures over the appro,
prlatlons of lust year. Tho exception
was the poor, unpopular ottorneygon
eral, and ho hoped It was not becuuse
of that romnrkablo trait In his character,
tlint It was Jcontemplated at the olhor
end: of tho capltol. to relievo him from
public services, and drlvo him to prlvato
Tho poonlo will do well to romomder
these facts, stated by a republican mom
bor on tho floor of tho house, with tho
papers verifying his words ready for uso,
upon his table. Grant's watchword was
"economy." Tho battle cry of radlca.
llsm has always been "economy," und
that is about all that has been dune for
that public virtue. Whilo shouting
economy at tho top of their voloes, they
have steadily increased expenditures, so
that now one of their members can say
there Is hut one department that does
not ask moro than last year, and thut Is
thut;of tho attorney general, and who Is
tso unpopular, that he could not be con
firmed uh a Justice of tho supremo court.
A I JKAIUUL PICTIIIli: OF HAD
A Democratic JjCfflslrUtiru Costs
tlio Sluto of IIIIiioIh
CoHts &270,Vr& 38!
WILL TUB ;Pt!OPLK NliBEP OS
Tho Constitutional Convontlon has un
earthed evidence of a radical cxtravn
gance, that can but astound ovary lion
est man in Illinois, The startling dls
closeureis made In tho following report
of tho Commlttco on Retrenchment:
The committee say:
In view of tho facts abovo contained,
the committee deem It, proper to submit
to the convention tho following consld
1st. That tho government of this State
Is carried on under a constitution wholly
Inoperatlvo and its Imltfc'lons upon the
General Assembly intbelr appropria
tions out of the treasuy of the Ktuto for
the payment of Its members, for their
servlcea while ussomiled. For the pur
pone of Illustrating our views, und for no
purpose of censuro, tho cominlttco ask
your attention to tho following facts:
Out present constitution provides that
"the membersTof tho General Assembly
hall receive for their service the sum
of two dollar per day and no more."
Yet In the face of this positive provision
tho committee feel authorised in saying
that somo of the General Assemblies
have made sucli appropriations that the
members msroor nave, iy inuirecuon
recolved a very tnucU larger sum, aver
aging per day, in some Instances, during
the entire term of the legislative session,
per member, nearly, If not quite, ten
Wcro the convention to examine tho
annexed figures, found among the Items
of cost of tho last General AHscmbly, It
will bo seen that the costto tho State for
newApapora for ttiat session amounted to
tho sum of 13.5.400 80. for stationery
fO,7CO 10, for postage 18,460 40, for pocket
knives $702 60. Tlie Items Just mention
ed may suffice to show hew tho treasury
of tho State has been depleted of Its
wealth In s manner never contemplated
by the framera of our present constitu
tion, anu am insreiore ieavo mis circui
tous route to the vaults containing the
people's treasury too poorly guarded by
tho organic law. Your commltteethore
fore sunost that the constitution be so
amended In this particular that no fu
ture General Assembly shall be able by
indirection or subterfuge to accomplish
what could not be constitutionally dono
by direct legislation, and would recom
mend tho following as an amendment
to tho Constitution:
"No rauKir of tho general Assembly
shall directly or Indirectly receive any
fee. com Herniation, allowauco. or per
quisite whatever from the State, beyond
the compensation expressly allowed by
Your committee would furthor suggest
that much of tho time of tho General
Assembly has heretofore been spent In
special legislation, at very great cost to
tlio ntate; mai many inousanu uouars
havo been expended In enacting, prints
ink'. blndlnR and dlitrlbuting tho spocial
laws of this State, which woro worso
than useless to the people, and benefit
only those for whom they are passed.
Tho laws eaacted by our last General
Assembly are published In nvo volumes,
One volume of 435 nacros. Including Index
embraces all of the public laws; the re
maining four volumes consisting or 3,iut
pages, Including Indox, are the
results of special legislation, and
compose the private laws of
one General Assembly. The pro
portion of legislation performed for the
henont of tho people, If our figures are
correct, is less than oncsighth of tho en
tiro legislation accomplished by tho
Tnk ncr the totu cost, te tlio State, or
the last General Assembly, us furnished
to the commlttoo by tho State Auditor,
and charging up to tho special legisla
tion. Its rates of oost and wo uro startled
with tho enormous sum of moro than
240,OOO paid out of tho Treasury of tho
State in ono sesslnu of the Legislature,
for such lawsas havo no roforsuco to tho
general wants of tho people.
Your com mi t to aro uierorore con
strained to say that, In its opinion, the
Constitution should he bo amended as to
prevent special legislation upon all sub
jects that can bo regulated by general
All of which Is respectfully aubmlttod.
GEO. O. WAIT, Chairman.
Annended to the report Isndotaliod
statement of tho exponses of tho Consti
tutional Convention or mo.', and or the
GenoralAssorabliosof 16G3, 1605, 1807aud
The sgprfgetolexpwiees of theConstlltt
1 1 oil I
Convention of Utl gmount to.... t S0,87i 19
AKKrrKt cxpeiiicii ef the iSil tteniTnl
amcuioij, ii'jj, wnru ooiil jiuuam uu
r). inocrtlc mtlorltr 9.V9.13 01
Pitta of tlio '.Mth ! nrril Aoti)blj' IK1,
wnea me itiwjicai pariT niu n ninjonij in
Loth Ilotur H7.JO-J 00
Pitto of tlio OStli Ocnord Anenibly 1807,
wncn mo itiairai rariT naua nmioriiy
In both Ilouiri lt(S.17U S3
Ditto of tlio Jfth V(neil Aioniblj, Ut l,
wnn ino Kiiiicii parir una a intjoriiT in
iMth Hoiuri - 171.100 04
Total AKgrcK'vtPi of Oenoul Anerablj for
llioiunr lait irtnioni n
Kiponen of cntcintlon of net 6,b71 to
DurliiK the: reading of tho report tho
convention wasattontlvo, and at Its con
clusion an intense sensation prevailed.
Mr. Turner noncu ino report would
be printed aud spread brand-cast before
tlie people, e was very severe in no
muiolivtion of the prevalent corruption.
Ho said that during the session of IStiO
two hundred and forty thousand dollars
of tho neonle's money Was spent in spec
lal legislation of no possible benefit to
the public. In tho session of 1807, tho
members received in various IteniB a per
d om of twontv dollars eacii tie moveu
the nrlntlntr of three thousand copies of
the report and accompanying tabular
Mr. Knvdor desired tho printing of ten
thousand conies. Ho vehemently de
nounced tho "stealing," which was
shown to havo been general. Ho want
ed all the doodIc to read the startling oX'
posurc;and, In a speech of groat power,
held thn irulltv un to nubile reprobation.
Mr. Parks said It was a waste of money
V mini moro than toe usual numuer.
Mr. hrownlne hoped tho controversy
would not fall Into tho extravagance, of
which complaint was mado. Ho said
'inn tfiniisAiid conlcB wero unnecessary.
'inasmuch as tho report would reach the
neon o tliroiiL'h ttio newspapers.
Mr. Alien, of Crawford, wa In favor of
faying tlio matter before ino peopio; ue
cared not, wno wassiricKen.
, Mr. J3ryan said tho fault lay with tho
people, In that they were too credulous,
und too often did not discriminate bo
tween houest,aud dishonest forvants.
The Clerical Elopement.
Its iiioiinicut The Deluded
Voting Iituly Kclurncd,
TIIK RKVEKEJfD IXOPBR IH VERT
flOLICITOI'M ABOUT THE YOUNU
Lotter to the New York
The details of the elopement of the
Ijv. Horace Cooke with Miss Johnson
an innocent and unsuspecting school
girl have already been published broad
cast. One day last week, Mr. Johnson.
whoso anexlty for the welfare of his child
hud beeu almost beyond human endu-
?atice, received a letter, which was dellr
crc'l at ins residence in rovumu street
by a hotel porter. This letter was dated
ew York, January 12th, and signed by
the recreant pastor. It stated thut, Im
pressed as he was with the enormity of
lis crime anu ino trouuio wnicn no nau
hrouitht upon both the family of .Mr.
Johnson and his own, ho was nt fit to
live and wan ltd to die. He thuroforo,
us iight repartition for the evil doue,
wouiu inform tne miter mai ins uauguter
could bo found at the Everett House.
Immediately uoii tho receipt of this In
telligence Mr. Johnson proceeded to the
hotel and mere round ins daughter.
It seems tliaton i rlday arterueon as
Miss Johnson was returning from school.
she was met by Cooke, who Joined her
aud walked wltli tier somo distance,
talking with Irer as usual. Finally he
proposed thut she should go to tho
Everett House, and by various threats
aud representations Induced her to no
company him. Miss Johnson .state
that educated as she was to regard her
pastor with reverenco and to look upon
him as her spiritual and temporal guide,
shu accompanied him unhesitatingly.
Arrived ut tho hotel Cooke registered
Miss Johnson as his sitter, under the
name of Miss Mary Campbell, and sue
was assigned a room. Here her father
yesterday morning discovered her, and
with her relumed heme.
The story of Cooko'u appearance in
the 'World' ofllce.hls assault of Mr.Crely,
an editor, his arrest and lodgment In u
station house, has already been told by
L telegraph. Tho following Is tho lotter
rt. .. ...... .. i. - v... VmiiL i't.ii t.
UO BUIlb IU MIU ilOW AVID. XilUUUU .
To the Flitor of tho Tribune
Bin: Will you glvo tho words of a
criminal a placo In your columns? I do
not ask to excuse mysolf Oh, no I I only
wish tho TitUTU to ho known. If I could1
only write, I would, "a plain, unvarnlsh
ed talo' deliver, but ray head and my
heart hurt me so that I cannot.
On this day the young lady will be re
turned to her homo, as jjuro and as good
as when I first saw her. She lias been
with mo as my sister. Of course we did
not inUnt that, but mV wretched heart
.tting mo at the beginning, and my only
desire Is to repair (ub far as I can) the in
Jury I havo dono to all my friends so
ood to mo nud to the church but "tho
amncd blot' will ncrcr out. (Excuse tho
blots, they woro caused by tho snapping
of tho pen,)
I wish that I could write but I cannot.
Let mo make a few statements, and for
God'fl sake beliovo tne:
1st. Ididnot 1 hate not seduced Miss
Johnson. If I had, why should I bring
her back? If I was villlsn enough to
ruin her, would I uot havo boon villain
enough to keep her? It is uot fear of
personal Injury that prompted mo, be
cause I could havo eluded everybody, If I
chose, aud I am back now and ready to
pay any ponalty tho family may require,
only don't let anybody else come near
mo; for Inasmuch as tho papers say I
am a wolf, it must bo remembered that
2d. I did not correspond with horjwhen
3d. I ncrer visited the school until the
day we loft the city.
4th. I was Rover In an assignation
house with her or any oue else, In my
6th. No "panel-thieves" havo black
mailed me, and I defy and cLallenge any
living man or woman to lay aught
against my character since I have been
a minister of the trosnpl, If anybody
panel thieve or anyone ele havo letters of
mino, let in em puonsn tiiem. as i
hope for mercy no, I doat hope for any;
on my aoul on everythihg that men
hold sacred even tho most depraved I
swear it is nof On?.
I havo done wickedly enough, but
don't paint me blacker than I am. What
I was before leutored the ministry ought
not to damage my character or veracity
now. Many actors are better than I
am; and because I havo turned out a re
probate that Is no reason why audi v 11
lunlous tirades should be launched
against tho church. If I could bo flvo
minutes In tho urcsonco of tho man who
wrote tho report In tho ' World', I would
My chlofest anxloty la about tho young
lady. Oh 1 I am certain that those who
know me, who havo been intimately
connected witn mo unit otltevc me.
never aid wickedly at AlamaronecK or
Flushing, I don't wonder they write so,
for a man who would do what I havo
done, it 1b very natural to suppose would
Don't unueraUnd that I am trying to
rcuso myself. I am not. I want
.either 'nlty nor mercy. Let that be
I say, again, the young lady Is pure as
snow, and I &sn ready to do anything
that will lead to confirm my assortlon.
Fardon mo for troubling you; and put
mis in good snape. ror i can't write at
though I want to. HORACE COOKE,
HOW HK.OCBBM KHVKATIJIJl.
A Cincinnati tolegram of tho tOth
Goorgo Teal, a German, undertook tak
ing rorty-ono pints or medicineii warm
water In lees than twenty-four hours to
euro rhumatlsm. Ho bezun at eoven
o'clock last evening und nt twelve bad
taiion twenty-nine pints and was .uiior-
Iuk excruciating pain. This morning he
uieu, it inuu unmeti, Asononouru, wuo
prescribed for htm, Is arrested. Ho says
it Is a receipt from a butcher in tho old
JI-, , , , -
PITY NATIONAL HANK.
Osvlxro. xi I in oa.
W. I. HAtiLIDATi Prisldomtl
A. B. IAKPOHD, Casfelari
WALTKIl llYMbOP, AssUUftt CasJllor.
frTAATt TATIOK. I W. P.HAI.MPAT,
OEO.U. W1IJ.IAMHON, jhTKl'llKK IillU.
A. li. HArtum;,
Eisbsafe, Cols, and Unite Ktates Hotids
Bausjhl and old.
Depil JUctivtd, if.ul a Omtrai ftankitt?
rpHK FIItST NATIONAL BANK
KOBT. W. MIM.P.H
C. N. Ill'
Oelleetloas PrtmBtly Atteadesl to.
CichaHg, CIm, lltak llitii us
33ous;li1 ovnd Sol
Allowed ea TIa Deyotlli.
1LANDVILLK COLL KM K,
Proslilettf, Prof. t Last
(uaKca, Ptoff r HctMrai NoloMoaa
C A. VEXCI1T
F. r. TRITTEH
K. I. B17I.KACK...
..I'rof. Mathomalloa and
uFror. of Kaallsh.
-Lecture est Cammcrclal
Leciiirar an Phrsltlocr
1116.1.. K. SMITH, rrMsntrnt and I'rltxlpal of Mu-
HIHSW. WHITMAN, TriaclpM f TrlmarT Behool.
MtSH O. WHITHAN, AnltUal "
MK4. C. K. KtilitOTr, Ttocaar of OrsuaasUf Wcik.
Courses of Sttidy:
Thi ClaMlcal and SeUntlne reurt of this InMltti.
tlcn Include tlie itudica uiualljr purmod, and upon
their kucceitful comi'letion tlie rt-rfular rfojjret are
The conrie m thin achoot Inrludei rvnmamlifp,
Coinmrrolul Arithmetic, llook-Kff plaj, TeWropli
ligand Commercial Law, with the dttf o of Jliutfr
IatliWeaoollnitruc.tioniKlvculr the practice of
ramie u;on inMruineun, ami m inorr, inciuning
tliorou(f) liase, Jlurmony, Countorpolntund Ceinpo.
Itlon. with rufcreiico to nronarutiuu for tiuchlni; If
Thin drpurtmcnt Includci the ttmllos nc-Cf twj to
prfpreforr,Kl'lircoiirc In Collcgo.
It alto tncludra a coune of aludjr nrrangtd for Ihoio
whose time or meant aro limited and ro thereby un.
able to purauoone mora extended.
Tuition pr Seialon of SO weeks, In Collrg
Coiirie - - - IU 00
Tulllm In llualnoaa Hclioul Jd 00
11 In Pre jmrmtorr Department - 20 00
" tvOirillUU CUKIIBll M M. IJ UU
HlKher " -
11 Lauguage .. ( at
Theory ef Mimic,
tJi or Initrutnent..... a 00
Vocal Mualo, (in cliaa) S 00
" Drawlnf 6 09
Oriiameiilal Work 0 00
Th l.tbrarj and Reading Itoout, which contains all
Hit, leading panodciaU, are froo to Uta aludeaU.
Hoard laprlraai faalllea, locludlaf lie lit and fuel,
an da obtalaad at trom St to S3 per week.
The next ataaion opana oa Tharaday, Jaaaary?7lb,
1170, undcontlnuea 'iti wttka.
Htudrnta admitted at any lime.
For further information addreaa the J?reairfent,or
A. J WARIJKN
JaulOwJm Clerk of lioa'rd of Truncal.
rjlO OAS CONSUMERS.
Hcir. 0. P. Tester A Co., near earner of Rights,
street and Ucmimfciil f onue, haie auppiied thaaa
aelfua with one of V. McDonald A Co. a Ufalllbla
He li r Teetria. Purtlea dUaitlaSed with the rg later.
iih af tueir metera cau uow hare (hem tailed. If the
mvter are found truo tho email expense of the teat
willueoharxod to the party CKtialna; It 1 it th meter
I- Mind lnwrrtt, uo f bajje will mado myUU
The copartnership heretofore exlatlsc under the
namennd atylo of K. K. Davis A Co., wa dlMolTd
on tho 18th Instant, by mutual consent, andalldcbu
duo the firm rnuatbo paid to Mr. A. A. Arick.wholg
duly autlioriicd to receiT and receipt for the same.
P. W. HAMLIN.
M. . rDATlS.
n.. . .... r.
January. IT, 187.
Thn partnership ofM.Leger, Hood A Co., Is this
day dljolTcd by mutual consontof all partnera. Tho
unsettled business of tlio rm will ba selUed by
Morris, Ilnod . tbalr uyteaaora la the buainaat,
nho are authorliod to use the name of St. Lwr.
m w., iu iijMuii, o m It r in m m 11.
JOHN 8T. I.KOXR,
K. II HOOD,
, ,. J. A. V. TEN BTCK.
Mound City 'JourBal' oepy 31 and send bill to this
JJ M. HULEN,
No. 72 Ohio Levee,
Itarttiscu i. ... MerehaoU sf Cairo.
PrtODUCK AND COMMIHSlnX
iwx n n o xe jl zcr a.
As. 76 Ohio Levee, Cairo, III.
Boeclal attention sirea lo enmlnnanli anrf HI I in
orders. " .Mil's
W. 8TKATT0.V. T.
fSaaeMort U Stattos, liodsen A OaritX
Groecn and Commission MrrchsHts.
Aaaarlcao Pawder Conntl MniiiitaalMrasa
Aajenla fur Coituu Yarns,
N. 57 Oblo Lcvro, Cairo, III.
BOAT STORES, fiROCERIMf ANI I'R0'
XIO Olxlo Xioxree,
ocUtf C'Nlre, Illloeia.
FLOUR MERCHANT AM) MIM.KRS
Ka. 80 Ohio Lctpo, Cairo. IlllnnU.
Orders aollolUd and
DYAS T. PARKER. JOHN II, PIHLT.IS;
pARIOJR & PHILLIS,
Commission and Forwarding McrclianU
And Dealers in
Ilay, Corn, Oats, Brno, nud all Klada at
OHfU I.EVEE....................eAlKOl ILL.
f . B. ATEM. K. J. ATBRS.
JYERS & CO,
Xo. 133 Ohio Leva, CAIUO, ILL,
J M. PflILLU'8 & CO.,
(Snceeeaora ao !. B. fleidritka k Ue.,)
FerwardlBs; and Commlsslou MorckaiU
0lX0 - - - XUluolsi,
Liberal Advances Made on Conttgnmmtt.
Vre prepared lo reeMre, atore or forward Ire igkU to
Ul poluta ; buy or sell on oommlaslon. Uasineaa al
ondoi to wits promptocas. aatodawa1
Q W. GREEN,
(lucre ssor to Pallis, Oreen ft C.,)
GeBsral Conmilsslou Mcrehsat,
CAIRQaaatoaaoosoew minew aaas aes HtlAtj aaafl
I)ealer In Otoserloe, Lime, TfaHer I'arla. ttaeitra
in bulk, ulttavs en hand.
Ohio Ivo, Cairo Illinola.
Comer Klghth street t
JOHN W. TIIO VKfll tL CO.,
nilOKERS AM) EXCHANGE DEALEKM
Eighth ulittt, secoad door frwm Com. Ate.,
Great Britain. I Southern Germanr.
Northsrn Gcrmanf, Sweden,
Alio, Fajsaca Ticket from "
LwerpoQl, London, Havre, Antwerp, Rremtn.
and Hamburg, to New i'ork,
Or to any point West.
WColteetionj tu4eon soy point In Ruropa. -
tfc. Al Wt..