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OFFICE: No. 13 Tonth Street. Thornton's Building.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1870.
JOHN H. OBEKLY & CO
" TA7CErY0 UK LOCAL PAPER.
Tho following will lilt somebody w
don't caro whero It Is applied. Wo pul)
llah It, In the hopu that it .Will hit tli
Cairo Homebodies u "thwack"' that will
closo both their eyes to the attractions
that draw their money abroad:
An exchanua.woll.ayB thut there, uo
many nersoiiu wlio eitlicr take no pane
at ull. or else one from n distant city
und-w.libjijtli'fiy wantto ieo,wliat bj tran
spiring In their own tielRhbdrhdod, they
i l'&o Mtcal tbo local paper front citizens
inuru iiuuntif mini luuniei vee. uaij
men of this kind uro eniiiKcd In business
and frequently jjrutnblo because people
do not natronlze "hoinclndustrv." when
they practice the very came tiling of
which they complain.
The following from tile Louisville
'Commercial' Indicates a pressure In
money matters in that quarter far ex
tccditig anything yet realized in Cairo:
Novor. ncrhans has .money lieeii so
tight as utthe present time. ot it would
seem tliat the iiiasnes are very extrava
gant. They do not comprehend the
necessity of retrenchment. Charity la
ha id to teir I ii at home, and too Hittno
ouuht to be trhe of economy. There-, la
' nxtif.f iirJos tinbgiJid dlhtrisi through
"dur the country find -nnhouncerucntM of
failures begin to come daily from me
direction of the great business centers.
In view of litis condition of thluus I
la the imperative duty of evory,mnnniid
woman to' at dnce reduce expense, In
order to bo prepared for whatever may
happen. There are but few families that
cannot, without any Injury or loss of self
respect, reduce their expenses. Thu dress
ftico'uot,! Viae, cigars and htich luxuries
.. .; .11 t. ..,(.. -I..H.. i - w. '.i..
Jlll.j Ull ui; iiiu:iiuiij I Ull UUCM. I1U UIJ
not direct theo rotnarlu to tho-uho
have unlimited fortunes, and to whom a
year or two of stagnation will bring no
(tiscomiori. i ne nioro nucn people ppund
me neiter, nut me necessity or a Btrmir
out ecmiouiy applio-t to ;ili who have no
other resources than their curninus. It
Is frequently the case that litis clusu of
people nro llio most pretention in their
Hiyiooi living, ami mcy am mo ununp
iy class who will bo thu tint to full when
nnni times are upon us. Tno poorer
classes, particularly, should contract their
expenses, ihclr opiortunIty for living
upon credit is small, and slioiild the worst
occur, tuousauus will be reduced to llv
lug upon their scanty cavings. Let every
cent be laid away for ucat a time when
its possession may bo vital.
Old John lh'owii.
Hvvrv.i History of IjIm Ilulil ou
(rioin the Dilrjit I'ett, I rhut;iaiu
Drown and fivo of his men arrived in
Detroit with fourteen slavoH from -Mis
sour!, in the Hiimmernf IMS. One of the
(duvet avo birth to a mule, child on the
way. The boy was numed John Brown,
and now lives Ju Windsor. Uyntrange
coincidence, Fred Douglas happened to
be lecturing in this city the suute even
ing mat urown arrived, Aiicr 1110 ieci
ture the leaders of the insurrectionary
movement go together in lite houee of
Wm. Webb, ou Cougm street, near
Antonio streot, and urruuged the plan
for the raid on the South, wh'clt broke
out prematurely at Harper's Kerry. Mr.
Webb was for years manager of the plug
tobacco factory on Jellerson avenue, and
was a iiiguiy rcspooteu man. no is now
dead. The leading colored peoplo of De
troit and Chatham were also present at
the meeting. Douglas objected to
Brown's plan, which, originally was to
make raids, on single plantations until
ho had collected a force of about one
thiiiisandslaves, and then swoop down
the largtf townB and cities, collecting
force and material ns ho prgressed.
Iirown grew wratliy. and asked Doug-
lailf hp.was a coward, ami referred to
Ills succesfiea in Kansas, as an augury of
tno Virginia campaign; uougios repneu
that iiei was not a coward, audi would
give material aid to tho plan if ho did
uot.flpprove.of.lt, or did not go.himself.
O. D. Baptist also disapproved of tho
Clan, but proposed a gun-powder plot,
y which somo fifteen of tho largest
churchos of the South would bo blown
upon a fixed Sunday. Iirown object
ed to that plan on the score of humanity,
averting by thU plan not a hundred
lives would be lost, his intention not to
shed blood unless It became absolutely
necessary. Baptiststlll urged radical mea
sures, declaring that Brown's plan would
fall, mid perhaps cause thu loss of a uiil
"llou of lives before tho troubleo likely' to
ensue would bo ended. Ho cited in
support of hla position that tho fact that
tho Nat Tumor Insurrection, in 1631. by
which fifty -three white Uvea were lost,
had had the edict of causing tho next
Virginia Legislature tocousldera bill for
tho gradual emancipation of the slaves,
which hill was lost by only two votes.
Ossawatomie'a council llnally prevail
ed, and the only favor besides money
and advice, that ho asked or hlsTJutrpit
friends, was to furnish him one man,
whlch'they did a ChathAiriito. Tho
news of tho disturbance at Harper's Fer
ry, which took, the nation with ho much
surprise, was perfectly welHuudcratond
by thn colored peoplo of this cjty. They
were, anticipating tho event, slnco one
poster had divulged in Washington the
plau of Iirown, who, in consequence
W"s obliged either to abandon ills enters
prlso'or precipitato matters, ovonat fear
ful odds. He chose tho latter alternative,.
The flenuol is mifllclontlv well known.
Thesa facts.Jiowuver, hitva been Kept I
wltn Bworn segreoy, until lately, by tho
colored men of Dotroit. Tho particulars
have nover been puhllslipd., ,1 may be
only necessary to add that subsequent tp
tlui meeting at Webb's house, on Con
grass street, a meotliig was held In Chat
liara, ut wliich tiin "cajt sheaf" was, put
ou tho plan, Now that t)o negroes, are
equal, politically, before the law, they
inivo no fear In Jetting their conneotlop
Willi this afflilr ho known, Thoy glory
I'nluiUI Coiiuly .Vov.
Yt6ti 'tli4Miund City JoWrnil'Htli.) '
Wo much regret to learn, on account
of tho interests of tlieCathollo congrega
tion in tliis city, and of the community
generally, that Rev. It. A. Walsh is or
dered away. Ho is ordered to Decatur.
Oapt, Hlto and James Rousts ore get
ting up a new wheel fdr Htern-wlioel
Btcamboatajthat promises, to ecllnjiOjby far
any other wheel ever invented. It la on
tho screw principle and the bucket, are
constantly iu the water. It begionip
what difficult to explain, wo lll'Bot.at
tempt to give. an explanation bf tf,N bpt:
we lmvo to say this, thai "If put, iJjldg
ment is correct It wlll bo a great ! caprovc-t
raontou any wheel at predentin Use.
Mr. (Jeo. Dlsiner has irifldd wli'al dp
peara to bo a most valuable Invention.
It is a new inotivo power, designed to
supercede steam. Ho has a caveat for it,
and now advertises for a partner wiio will
assist him in getting it patented and put
ting It Into praotlcal operation. Mr. D.
Is a plain, honest mail, and possessed of
good hard sense. Thnro are no vis
ionary notions about him, therefore wo
are inclined to believe his invention is
all tliat is claimed for.it. If so, there la
a fortune in store for whoover eugagcrf
Krom tho MrtropoUi I'ronnil gutor 16th.
At the lower shipyard a hull is now
being built for tho firm 6f Yost, Blglow'
A Co.,'fora UoaliuB3i5t'mlll., , .
Tho hull of the lllfatcd steamer;
"Stonewall" Is at our city wharf -being
couverted Into a barge by Mr. Bcauprie.
The chair factory wo observe is now In
full opperatlon after a rest of several
Henry Watson, who has been In Jail
for forgery for a ldug time here, was dis
charged last week
The house of N. J. Black near Vienna
was numed wan ail um corneals .j&sc
Two prisoners in tho Golconda Jail
came near effecting an c?capo by. burn
ing their way out, last week.
Mr. Meyer of Cairo m been erecting
several buildings Iu what Is known as
the McHnne field, where he purposes to
make brick this Summer,
i Man by the namo of Jtouinan was
arretted at Xow'Llbort 1 if4 'opo 'cotintj
on nisi, uuncsuay auu sein 10 mo uoi
coudajallcharged wJUt an assault to tnur
der his wife. Tho assault was made
whert'liedmtin'was "drunk. At last oc
count 'Mrs. Itedmatf' witS' In a critical
condition and there Ii'IIltlb hopes of her
A UIk Haul In YVliitc County.
From IU St. torn Iorasert, 15tli
Col. Wliltley'a operations In tho US.
secret service, succeeded on Thursday
and Friday last In arreting lu the neigh
bornoodofji&rry. While county, niitioi.s,
a largo number of counterfeiters. Groat
praise is duo these otlicers for the dllll-i
;ence and alertness manuesieu in euect
nc tills oblect. The nnrties arrested wero
Jas. Likes and Him Likes at Klnderhookr
Geo. W. House and Wm. Houso at Barry ;
Wm. Crowder at -rfow Balem: Elijah
Grlfllti and John Kallum at Philadel
phia; Chas. Brambul at Canton; John,
Meeks, seven miles from Harry, and.
Lowls Chase, hear Harry: Tho profess
lonnl name of theso gentlemon is "Shov-i
o.a and Dealers." -They passed green
backs of the denomination of ?50s, 120s,
10i, and hi, fipme of which were found on
their persons. They are all safely housed
In the Hprlngfleld, Illinois, Jail, and as
the grand Jury in now in 'sewslon in that
place It Is to b hoped that theso "hov-
ers anu ueaierH" win upeotiuy outaiu
Tho General Assembly of Tonnesseo
has passed a resolution censuring Con
gressman Smith for furnishing tho radi
cal members of tho State Legislature his
frank for the purposo of flooding tho
country with radical documents. This
Smith Is the news-agent whoused to cry
tbo Memphis 'Avalanche' to liragg's
army as "Hero's jer good Southern rights
readln'." Ho is tho radical Teuuesseo
legislator who got tho largest slice of the
tolen school-fund. To censure hitn o'ffl-
daily la to compliment him: and; after
all, what has he douo wltU ljlBrnnl tliat
his follow radicals aro not doing every
Southern States were required to ratify
tho Firteeuti, Amendment as a condi
tion of restoration to the Union, As
they, eod not be trusted ,tQ come ip and
thratlfyhliroy raUM rfIr8t'a!i(ltWn
Cfimo.lu, Thoy .W-orejthereorcuotln
the Union wketr.ithoy acted on tho
amondment or elso they were never 6ul (if
tho Union. Eliher,"then, all thorecon-
truotlou lawa'bf Con grew aro Invalid, or
theso Bouthorn ratifications of tho Fifth
teenth Amendmeht aro Invalid. If tho
States were In tho Union thero was no
peed to admit tliefu, and If they wero tfit
nbt'lli tho Uniotf thiy 'could Hot' partici
pate In making law forSUJes that aro In.
How ConurcKHiuniil Intcrfcronco
will HlTed tho Mormon.
Dispatohea from Washington, under
date of the 14th say that the committco
on territories of the Houso are taking tho
evidence or ucninc resiucnw or nan
Lake as to the probable effect of the hill
prepared to abolish polygamy In Uluh,
Portions were submitted to tho House to
day, and in some respecla are ncy and
Interesting. It. N. Baskin, forflvo years
a resident of Salt Lake, was asked what
would be tho immediate effect of the en
forcctnent of this law and replied aa fol
It would crcato considerable temnor
ary excitement. Doubtless Brlgham
Young would oppose It with a strong
hand. Hut when It came to tho pinch
i uo not tninK no wouiu resort to open
violence: and if ho did I do not think
tho great 'mas? of the peoplo of tho terri
tory would bade lilm. lie would not
like to provoke a collision with tho ecu
oral govermont. Ho would threaten it.
Ho would cqmo to tho vorgu of it. Then
ho would go down. Hundreds, yes thou
sands, would desert him tho moment ho
hegau any armed opposition. As to tho
ell'ect tho passage of such a law would
producobn the condition of society, there
i immrirwouiu DreaK un tno conccn
tratiou of power that at present cxiU. iu
Utah, iirigham Young is as absolute as
tho Czar of Itussla. Thero U not an net
of thcLeglsIaturo which, It is not dicta
ted by lilm, must not meet his approval
He controls everything: religious and
ocular., The passage oreuotia law
.would break up all that, of course, at
'tho cost.of sreat temuorarv disturbance.
Jim uik u Bitoifc; iiuio iitai wouiuiiiass
Wlr i ft . vh f
In speaking of the failuro of territorial
grand Juries to indict the Mormons un
der tho law punishing bigamy, the wrl
The great difficulty in the way of tho
prosecuting attorney is the Impossibility
of "proving n marriago since the passage
of the act agaltut bigamy. The Mormons
have adopted a now arrangement in ref
erence to these marriages, so tliat now
there is no proof of thu second or subse
quent marriages, rsothlng la known
outside about them, when or where or by
Witom tuey are solemnized, ah mar
rlages are now performed in the endow-
mcut houso anu whatover transpires
mere is secret: and though,
when Jt is don:, .it is not kept
secrete, , mat , a marriago lias
taken ptaco, and manyperaona are well
known to havo numerous wives, yet it is
impossible to outain any legal proot.
Thu men who perform this ceramouy are
oath-bound, and, oven if placed before a
Krand jury on oath,, would nianaco to
evndo it In some way. Under the law of
1602 it is impossible to provo a marriage,
according to me ruirs or evidence, winch
accept no testimony except that of a
party who witnessed the solemnization
of it. 2s o license-is required beforehand,
anu no records, unless u uc a secret otic,
and to be kept afterwards.
The committco asked tho wituoss if ho
had heard of a meeting of women in Salt
Lake, that had unselfishly declared for
polygamy ." no replied:
I know nothing about It, but It is not
incredible. A great many women could
bojound who would do that. Some of
them from rellgiousconvlctlonaud somo
or them from policy, lint on tho other
hand, hundreds of women would hail
tho passago of thla bill with joy. As It
now Is, iirigham has it fixed ao that wo
man cannot keep herself. Their probate
courts nave unlimited jurisdiction in
coses of divorce and alimony. I have
known tho first wife to bo divorced and
cut off from ovorythlng and sent forth
alone, homeles and penniless. And in
many Instances being thousands of miles
away from frieuds, women aro compelled
to ouietiy submit to their husbands tak
ing other wives. To notllveln peacoand
harmony together is sufficient causa for
dlvoreo. Thla provislou with a knowl-
edgo of the fact tliat tho nrobato court has
Jurisdiction of dlyorce, generally secures
suomws on. in mnnv instances wnero a
first wlfo leaves her husband ou account
of jus marrying a second time, she la
forced by her necessities to humbly re
turn and endure it without comnlalur.
Somo women by extraordinary force of
win manauo to get aiomr mono or to es
cape from the territory. Tho witnesses
express the opinion that about one-third
of the Mormons practice polygamy.
l.o;'im DcclarvM lor Itcuogni
lion an a Ht'IUgei-eiii.
In the House, on the 14th Inst.. Mr. Lo
Kiui.calloU up thu rtsolntion oll'urcd by
hiiu.fon'tLo 3d of February, aa follows:
Vnerens, Tho peoplo of Cuba hayo
active hostilities aKulnut Snaine, for the
purposo of gaining tholr indepeiidenco
tintfestabllslilng republican govern innct:
and. whereas they .have established anil
still tnalntaln ado facto government and
now occupy with their armies and con
trol a large portion of. said Island, there
Resolved, That tho committee on for
eign atralrs he Instructed to enquire what
reason now exists, if any, whv thu re.
Subtle of Cuba should not ho recognized
y this government as a belligerent.
He had' no doubt of tho correutucsx nt
of tho position ho took, nor of the just
ness or the cause. lie espoused the
cause, and as Ioiik as no cmuu raiso his
vo coin beha f of the catiso ho wmild i
advocate tno progress 01 Jiuerty and the
On motion of Mr. Wood, tho president
wasasUed by what authority tho Span
ish war vessels wero to bo repaired at tho
Boston navy yard.
a . . : . I
Beforo tho war thero was very little of
ouiciai corruption in too ooutnorn utatea.
and such transactions aa have disgraced
tho legislature of Pennsylvania wero un
known; but alnco tho inauguration of
rauicai ruio under me auspices or recon
struction, ail tbe vices which aro com
mon in tho governments of Northern
States have become familiar In Dixie
Land. Tho Governor of Floridahaa been
Impeached for stealing, and corruption
and rascality stalk abroad wherever
Yankeo carpetbaggers rule. Such is tho
legitimate fruit or a bastard system of re
construction. (..Lancaster intelligencer.
.KEEN & GILBERT,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
William II. fireen.
trillUm II. Ullbert,
.MUCH F. Uilbert.
BpeclAl attention elren toAdtninltr and Sutabtal
Offlca on Ohio Ltree, Hooma a and 4
or lit National Bank. fcoIMfl
LLEN, WKUli Jc JDUTLElt,
ATTORNEYS AT LA.W.
Office In Droit' New BulldlaK,
Corner of Eleyenth street and Commercial Arena.
IV. J. Allen. 1
II. Walaon Webb, JOAlnO, ILL.
L.r.Ilutler, ) decSl.lll
jJULKEY, WALL & WHEELER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
JOU.V II. Mt'LKKX, "1
Z0X;yrXLl-' I CAIRO, ILL.
OOlce nooBti, 8 and 0 Wlutar'a Dloo
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Olllee.coriirror i-vrelltli Ntreet au(MVnli.
Will practice In tlili anJ the luljolnlng Judicial eti-
cult., and make collection! In the
ilea or Slli.ourland Kentuckr.
GRAsD ORNAMENTAL PAINTING.
QARL L. TUOMAS,
SIGN AXD ORNAMENTAL PAINTER,
Shop In the Terry Home, Corner Commercall
Arenuo and Klglith utreet.
, . OaIto, nitnol.
yUCKRIEGEL, NEWBERRY A CO.,
PRACTICAL XAR1ILE WORKERS,
and lmiorteri of
Italian Marble, Scotch Uranllc, Cc.
Ware-room, and Work. Iioji cor. 3.1 k St. Ann lira
Monument. VlQlt..r.rarn!lnnl. Xr.nlly Piitmt
., -v.. i-vtii.r.i Mini .uiwrior woncmaninip, ai
"''" iricc. cnn.n, uerman anu nebrow letter.
Ins don In the tn-.i ityle ; martlo and rnlto figure
iij .un imi .(.uiiiior. 01 .uroix iiniKjrted, ana an
"v. w.i iiiitn rvi wr.iKIlt, Jif)IT W
. ..... V.KKUL. THOM.UJ, Acent
Janlldtf Cor. Sth street and Commercial avc.
IV. II. Morris. II. II. Caadee.
QANDEE & MORRIS,
Notaries Public and Insurance Agents.
OFFICE-So. 71 Ohio Lttte, City National
jiatiK jsuumng. Uec2itr
FIRE AND MAHIXE!
MERCHANTS Int. Co., of Chicago;
CAI'lfAI. AND A&ir.TH -..8 886,738 11
SECURITY Ins. Co., of New York;
CAVITAli AND AK8ETS....;.l,73a,H0 00
COMMERCIAL In. Co., of Chicago;
CAI'irAl. AND ASSBTS 310,018 3
INDEPENDENT Ins. Co., of Boston;
CAPITAL AND ASoETa... 030,000 00
SANGAMO Ins. Co., of Spriiigilcld;
(lAI'ITAL AND ASSKTS 9 30,0!!7 "B
AURORA Ins. Co., of Aurora, 111. t
CAPITAL AND ASSETS 9 210,060 11
STATE Firo Ins. Co., of Cleveland, O.t
W.U'ITAli AND ASSETS '431,030 Be
J. S. RKAKDE.V A; CO., Agta,
Sidl. Ovce First National ll.ink.
T7IRE AND MARINE INSURANCE.
NIAGARA, NEW YORK;
ASSETS SI,13U,'jU ai
GERMANIA, NEW YORK;
AS.-JTO 81,008.031 7N
HANOVER, NEW YORK;
I ABHHTS ......8788,76'J 13
REPUBLIC, NEW YORK;
AHSETd ..7H,0'J8 0
Comnrl.lngtlio Uuile rnrilera Agencr.
YONKERS, NEW YORK;
AHfJKTH ..8878,401 IS
a, assets siss.iesas
FIREMAN'S FUND, SAN FRANCISCO
ASSE1X, (Gol(l),..8078.000 00
SECURITY, NEW YORK; (Marine.)
Store, dwelling, furniture, 111111. ami cargoes
Insured at rate, a fYortIJa as auund permanent
v I re.pectptlll o.kbf Ihocilliensof iiro, a. lure of
iwtf 0. N. 1 1 Uu 11 Hi;
Oihoe al First National Uuk.
gTRATTON & BIRD,
(Successors to Slratton, Hudson k Clark),
Grocers and Cesuatisiloa Msrduihj,
American Ponder Co., and MauaafaeXuMn
Ag-enu for Cotton Tarn,
J M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
(Successors 10 E. B. Headriclu Co.,)
Forwarding and CommUIe Xerckuti
Otix-o - m . xuiaola.
Liberal Adtvanca Hade on OontigrmtnU.
Ipontiit taj or sell on commission. Bailn.se at
ided towltti promptness. aolfelavtt,'
Q W. GREEN,
(Huccessor to Faille. Green A Co .1
Gcnral Commlstloa Merekiai,
Q. D. WILLI AM30H,
PHODCCE AND COMMfBSIOM
3VX XI n. O IX jtL. 3V T.
A'o. 70 Ohio Levee. OsmlM. Til.
Bpwlal attention given to conslinmente aad Ullnc
ruera. " '
Dealer In 1
BOAT STORES, GROCERIES ANDFBO
XIO Olxlo Zievee,
lstf Cairo, Illlnclsk
FLOUR MERCHANT AND MILLERS
Wo. 80 Ohio Lerc, Cairo, Ullaeli, ,'
Order, mile if .l .ml nm.nn,i ........i
fi.Ied. " r -uu "'""SSI?'
UYA8 T. PARKEK. JoUN B. PHIXL18 '
pARKER & PHILLIS,
Commlsslou and Forwarding- MerchiaU
AnJ Dealers in
liny. Corn, Oats, Bras, aad all Klseeta mt
ta t i
I. 0. ATCRS.
.No. 133 Ohio Levee. CAIRO, ir.l.
Dealer In Groceries, Lime, Plvier Paris, PlasUra
Italr, Cement. , i
Mj JL MM. 4
m bulk, iUwir on hind. Corntr Elahlh itrt.
BROKERS AND EXCHANGE DElLMUt
Eighth sliest, sccoaj door from Cora. At.,
tireat Britain. I SniifiiAm ,.
Iforthorn Germaaj, Svretlen,
Also, I'astac Tickets from
Liverpool, London, Havre, Antwerp, Bremen
ana u amour g, to iVfu rorK,
Or to any point WsU
Wjoeyon nwdeon any point in Europe,
JOHN W. TROVER & CO.,
Real Estate, Bead and Stock Broken.
Will ---! . ..oi.i. n . .. nil.
..... mirui. iu hi. ymj i.jru, v, .Ml., VIUUIT UU y W
Taze. ami all builnoas pertalnlnir to a (ntxCUL
Eiqutii Sthket, teeonddoor from Com. Ape.,
devsmdtf Cairo, Ul.
140 OMMKUCIAL AVBNUB,
Inttllloit k Haythorne a Boot and Shoe Store,
ercutuncdone a short nolle. ataredt
STOVES, TINWARE, ETC.
II ALLEY'S QUARTER OAK
Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron
No. 1(16 WASHINGTON A VENUE,
(Above the Market llouie.)
Rooflnx. Qutterlne. Bnoutinr ami suunhoit ? a
done in a neiU aud utUullat manner, at ahort ao