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- a ( EOKT IOCISTIK' ' K.M.K.C. I Tha kaiirtita f tba boT onto mrri , 1 at iliolr liU ihe ltrt and third Monday aula month. Uouxnvrout avruiw, iM uoot rihf Utunrw ,Mp n;. ."4 v V UiU.MIi.U. 0. M. r t' r r IniotiM of rythtat, wrtj day BUM at half-pao! mvui, in Odd rJlow.'UAll. - Howe, Chancellor commander. OALCXAXDKB tODGl, KO. B4 lndevemUnt OnU of Odd-lfel-low. avU rry Thursday night at baif-tNwit aewn, in Itali nail on Oommaraalaveuus, hrtwwm 8Utli.aiw) Benth tiMU i. U. UtxroKi), N. U. OA.IRO ENCAMPMENT, I. 0. 0. T.. mcete . JIb Odd-rlloa' Uatl oa the flint and third Ivtakiay ia mraj month, at naif-past aevon A. tottmos, C P CAIRO LODGE, NO.SJT.A.F. A A. II. UoM rmnuar ooinmuniuimin " aonir Hall, oornw Commercial avenue ..it vttfhth itM. An tha ihviik ana fourth Mundar of each month . BIVER IHPHOVEMENT. TM Memerlnl to Coosre-e tor Aid from in omrernnicni. " The lollowinjr la a copy of tho memo rial t congress requesting an upproprla- ticm of one million of dollars tor Uie Ira Muveiiictit ot navigation ol tlie Missis ipol. Tbo dotumcut is worthy of aU tention: Honorable Senatort and Rt.prettnlatioet of th Cungrttt of the United state : Uu ine lltti of OoioiMtr, 1 877, a convention wet ia Mo city of fet, i'aul, Alluueuota. 11 was doi a political organization. Its members were practical busmen men, ud met under, lliu pressure of a lelt necessity to deliberate upon Uie commer cial interest of tbo Mississippi vulicy. Tlirougli boards ot trade, clumbers of commerce and other organization, ui most every &ty irom the bulize to St. I'aul sent delegations. The representa tives ot . tuts commercial interests ot elghteeu stales But in council, i'lic con vention, with an earnest concert ol action, resolved to petition Congress to provide adequate uieunn tor the deepen Ing ot the cliauncl of the Mississippi, and tor the removal of every obstruction to navigation from tit. Paul to ttalize. It Is confidently hoped time an appeal whk-W touches sucn viwu interests, and winch is sanctioued by the Hpproyal ot 12.00J,- 000 of people, will r ceivo the lavoruble consideration ol your hunornoio bouy. The executive committee appointed by the St, Puul convention to prepare a me morial to bo presented to congress re ipectruiiy submit the following reasons in favor or an immediate grant of the ue tired appropriations : Firtt. The Mississippi valley is entitled to better facilities tor the transaction ol its enormous business. The prosperity ol n population ol 2U,0UU,W., occupying an area of 1,200,000 square miles, is greatly dependent upon the condition ot the Ml sissipnl river. Obstructions In tho Mississippi ijnpulr the usefulness and ellleieiicy of J 8,000 milesof river navigation. The following Ilgurci exhibit the productiveness and wealth of tho Mississippi valley. With the exception of Kansas and Nebraska, whose position renders them naturally tributary to the river, and statistics reler exclusively to the states Unit border upon the banks ot the Mississippi : A 'en in square miles l'ojmlatiun ia MO. raouvi vs in If Va'ue. Wheat, 'l)ttJU. tornf '" Dau, ' llirlcy, ' , Jtya, " l'outoea, . ' ,i..i..l31,frKj,n(ii)...iiii.i4ii(i(i TW.f'Hl,"'"1... i:! lnr. i.khi ...1W,"11,'"'... ... ll,MVMI .... lUjlrttMhl... ,.. 41, OX,!!... .SJi,:ij,ii0. nun lfi,"(H IKI'I 11:l,l:n,o"0 lMlo,i.i (.M,.1.)71lHI tM,:ii4,i.in lUT.'.'IU,'""' l'i.oii tr.K i obbacco,pounas . Cnllilll. ..., Cotton. ..1111,1m,'"1"., lUy, toiu.... iu,i.ll,eu" Milch cow, number 3,H ,IHKI., Unit, ...m- U.HW.ikW.. tiwioc, ' " M,IM,0i.. bhwp, " J,ti(i,ii.. Hr-i, " l,6di,iw Nuls, " 7W,IHl0.. These impresslvo aggregates ure only a partial exhibition Ol the fertility and re sources ol the Mississippi valley. But these products are mere commodities, and the Commerce which exchanges and dis tributes them represents almost Incalcu lable values.' Tho government report upon the internal commerce of the United biatet lor Jt7G alllrmsthat "probably the total talus ot our Internal commerce is at least tweutytire times greater Hum the value ot our foreign commerce." but our Internal trade uuW amounts to more thau $1,000,000,000 annually. Upon the extmtuely uui'lect assumption that only one-tilth of those exclmuges are mudo lu the states that border upon the Mis-sis-ifipt, then commercial values to the ex tent of $5.0CO.0O0,OW ara men-urahly al footed by the stage ot water in ineMisils aippi river. It is indeed true Unit only a very small part ot this vat trallic is ever borne upon the waters of the Missimippl, yet it is important to remember that Uie rate by river determines the rate by nil. It Is an excess ot caution to limit the benefits of an unobstructed Mississippi to the adjacent states the advantages would tie national. - The improvement ot the r vet would mluou the oust of transports tlon throughout. the country. Interests ol such transcendent migultude deserve uMiaressional protection and promotion. Second. Practical steamboaimen assure tills committee that, it the Mississippi were tree from all impediments, the total saving in the less cost, lighter draught, and greater capacity of boats. In I lie avoidance of costly delays, and in the diminished .expenses ot running, would be fully oue-lourtb. With a deepened channel, lull freights, and an adeinlate ocean rtwiungV the trilisporlatlon of whaWIuril at. L'aul to Liverpool, by the Mississippi route, would cost eiiiht or ten cents a iMHUue. ttiuu shipments by war of New York. It is probable that the economy on the beavy Ireuliie wnieti woul i liaturnlly aeak exchange oy an unoiistrtKte.t .Mn Issippt would pay lor the proposed iui- proveuients in a single year, J he per manent riiiwnlhif of the MisNlMsippi river would attracts Urge loylifii trade, and op'Mi a cheap i-utrau-'o to an iinmi jjrratlon tjiat woilil people onr wild lands and -tlvelo!" new sourL-es ot public weiim. An enllglitcnfd rtign cannot nflbi l to neirka t ) iititii'iwl i-e-momv whleli aitf tuiprrryi j !U s-ippl would insiiri). The potfl.Me vin2 in liio ninvement ol tiur boimdlw.4 liarvusis and heavv mr chatfOUe is ;:rtot IneslimsMu. There Is now an iirrf-nt rieismd for retrenchment but t!iere i n economy which would no gn-ally enrich the tidtlmi as a lliirral ourlur for the Improvement ol the Mis Unlppli . j.ird. The facilities which nn unol atrueied Misxisiflppl would nflurd lor national utdty and defense cannot wisely he Ignored- Unfile! tiet are perhsps tha strongest alliance ot state. The boodt ot ureal and recognize! interest, are merely Indissoluble. The military errloe'wbleh the Mlllppl and Us trtbtiBartea rendered ,ln the late war was teraorabl cficlent. '1 he loromoxt kov tnmtmH Lnropx long since adopted the policy ( effectively Improving their rivers. A policy which bean luch his lortc;anUoni of wUdom ned utility $itFullciitt. forcibly comiucods itself to tho consider ation ol Aiueriuan siatcsiuen. t'wth, la earlier jtais, our govern ment did not fully appreciate Uie import ancu of the MUsissippl galley, lu Ihe distribution ol congressional appropria tions, a disproportionate share was allot ted to tho cta-board and tho lakes. Hut latterly thero has been a justur rccog Di llon ot tho commercial inieretts ot this valley. it is earnestly hoped that our Govern mi nt will not forsake tho liberal policy which has lately guided Its action, lu deed, entire justice to tho west would re quire a still more generous treatment. There Is now In tho Mississippi valley a preponderance ol'thc population aud bus-ia..-. i,f ihe whole 17 nited Slates, Tho .Mississippi, which forms the border line of ten states, and whieh, .within tho liinlrs ot navigation, has a bank line ot 4,000 miles, it is too Important a factor m the commerce ot this country tor tho gov eminent any longer to permit its tlllcuey to beoiminuiicu ly mo presence oi oos ktrimttnii. Fifth. There Is on urgent necdol an Immediate and liberal appropriation tor the Improvement of tho Mississippi river. The speedy completion ot this work would not only open a great thorough fare to national prosperity suid enable the country to avail Iteelt ot exception ally fuvorablo conditions for the exten sion ot its foruign trade, but it would also ifleet nn ultimate saving lor me government itsclt. Occasionally the op nrnnrlatlnng have b en so Inadequate and the intervals between them so long, that before the resumption ol the work, tne Improvements have been entirely swept away, or only preserved in a state of partial completion and utter uele-iiess. On. J. II. Simpson, ot the I'niied States engineers, has under his charge the section of tho Mississippi which ex tends from tho month ot the Illinois to the mouth ot tlm Ohio. In response to Inquiries, this oillcer recently addressed a communication to this committee, In which he expressed tho following views : "I am s JtittiBcl that seven appropriations of $1,000,000 each would accomplish fully as m nob as twenty ot $;00.ooj enuli lu the proNeeutfon ot works of tlio eliuracter re quired in the Mi'si-slppl. If Appropria tions are to bo llmltsd to $.200,000, or thero abouts, per i ear, it would be us well to almndon tho expectation ot an improved river, for it will never be rouhzed. Such sums would enable many local improve ments, of more or leys value, to be made, hut nothing towards a permanent deep channel." T ere are several nubile, imnrovcme'nts of the Mii'ippt now in pi-ogres. In their untinixhed state, tbry are useless and Insecure. To prveiit an idle expenditure oiinouov. enncress oucht at once to appro pria'e a totlL-ient sum to complete Hi se works ana ueo mo navigation ot toe ails-sii-Hlnni Irn.-n every impaiiimant. In eo iiplkm.-t) with tlio instructions of tuest. r.ui uonvemion, this cominutoo asks ciirmrcis t J grant an appropriation ol 2,iiOO,(wo fur the iinpMvetneutof tho MIk siesippi, and to authorize tlio expenditure under tlio Hiinen inlon of L'.iVernment en- elueers ot deliulte sunn upon spec'.Qc I . i - r. poriiou ui inu liter u iuiiu 9, Unon the section l"m fU Taul to tie iu-aa .f Kcuknk llnnida ; Jiin.OO-J Upon tlii! scctiun lrum ihe font of Keo knk KjiJ, iy niKulh i.f Illinois '1,0(0 I poll me eecii.m lruin tnu mouth ol the ltdli'ii.-i to Cairo ftUO.000 Viwu tin; m iiiun from Cafi-o to New driiiius tilfl.Oifl Tho lir-t amount recommended In this special amigrjiuji.t ol apropiintinns ac-ioi- is with tho esttiu ite ol the 11. 8. eui; ii oi-r who bus cliaryo of the upper section oft he river. Your committee believe that the pro posed appropriation is justlUed by every consideration ol pub.io eeon jmy aud com mereial pros; erity. A river aud iwud with such vast capabil ities ol uotuloeHs ihould lie tilted lor its grand dosfny. lint the Mississippi run never minil its vreat ouice ot commercial excli:mi0, till it posese In the lowest stages ot water a neiminent channel of the folio ving depth: From St. I'aul to St. I.ouls .1 fret " St. l.ouii to t iiiru s " ' Cairo to New Urleins 10 " Hy a torrad vote, the executive commit tee have expressed an earnest desire that ' 'the government , In addition to appropri ations for tlio MiNsisslppl river, will also provide for the removal ol obstructions Irom the channel leading to adjueent ports whero custom-houses are located and im posts colluutad." In the name, then, of the commercial in terest of this valley, we respectfully ask your honorable body to grant the petition of your memorialists, and make an early mid adequate appropriation for tao im provement ot the channel ot the Mississip pi. In behalf ot the executive committee on MU-l"bliipl river improvements. Jodai'ii Bkow.n, chairman, S. WATKitnonsa, soeretary. Fruit and Vegetable Packages. Tor the lust year or two the manner in which small fruits, such us peaches, pears, berries, etc.. has lcen a source ot grcM anuoyaiiee to commission dealers lu lliu lareo cities, and they a to now moving to secure tho use of full sl.e packages ainoiiir shippers. A niectlnir of commission men was held in Chicago a few days ago at which the resolutions below were adopted. They are of gen eral Interest to tho fruit growers of this portion ot the status Jksolved. That we. the fruit commis sion int-ii bt Chlcauo assembled, do stronlgy and uiiqualilledly recommend to uu oi inn ui ppers linn iiiey use KU llil small fruit the lull quart box ot 67 1-5 cubic inches, we tully believing Hint It can bo used lor transportation as well as unj'thliig smaller, except for red rasp berries, and lor them wo us wrongly urge a lull pint ; we most heartily con demn the use ol the "so-ealled" one-third quart box, or tho useot pint boxes lor any tiling except red raspberries. For all southern fruit, such peaches, pears, etc.. etc., wo recommend the continuance In use of the one third bushel box, as being tho best, For Michigan fruit ol similar kinds wo cannot too strongly urge Ihe use of the lull peck basket only. It Is small enough lor any trade, and It ihclruuls ol uniform quality through the basket no ouo can complain. Worilo or blue berries come to our market In all sir ol boxes aud drawers. Tho least we can recommend one shippers to do Is to measure their paekuges fairly ; mark the number ol qunrta contained on each package plainly. It causes yu but lltt o trouble, saves us a great deal or guessing, and our customers from a great deal ol iHiilt-lltiiling. Jiemhtd, That in the shipment of fresh vegetables, what purports to be a bushel box should hold a bushel. Much fault lias been louud with these packages the past season. Jietotrftt, Tint a barrel ol apples should be three bushels. The barrel certainly, idiouiti not bo less than a full sized Hour barrel. Jiuohtd, That in tho future, in mak ing and quoting (ho market, the prlco sli.ill bo given on tiill-measure psoksges. Short measure will bn sold lu proponlop. lu other words, we do not expect to get any mor than Its proportionate valuo tor any fruit packed lu lest than the lull-size pnekatte, Ibiolrt'l, That we have no doubt that the common council ol Chicago will pats further ordinances on the question, and II they should be ot a condemnatory nature, the only thing we could do would be to send vou the Inspector's certificate in place of an account of tales. llttohtd, That we do notoountcuanco ny deception In quality or quantity of fruit, either In original packages or re packed here. ,ft-(W, That we extern tho hnnd ol cordial frieudhip lo all ol the shippers l Oat, ui liio pai, nave useii urn lun-ait-c packages, and taken pains to properly pack their Unit, We know it has paid you better to do It; it lias paui us ntiur to handle It. und we hope tho coming season will see it the rule and not Die exception. From an expression of tho abovo reso lutions, it Is evident that commission men-hunts mimll'eat a willingness to con cede to anything reasonable In the gov prnnii nr ui their llui of trade. HO tar Its it lies iji their power to do so, and oilers no restraint upou their traine. p Varue of Cora for Export." In n recent speech mudo in England Mr, Craig said; "Indian com, which rauks among cereal grains, next to wheat In Imports, was almost unknown in Great Urititin beloro the potatoc famine of 18J.V47, nnd was not liked. In 1817, 000,000 tons were sent to Ireland, but by 1857 tho imports had diminished to one .quarter that amount. In 1807 It was hardly more popular, but the bad harvest ol that year brought It Into greater re quest. It rose hi ill further lu 1375, alter tho bad harvest of that year ; nnd In 1S7C with nnother deficient harvest hero doubled at once tbo highest previous importation. It is tlio cheapest article ot ' food In the market, being at preseut llttlo more than one-hull tlio pneo of wheat per pound, and lis Introduction in such large quantities greitly modifies the pressure which would otherwise bo felt alter do- tlclent harvests In that country. In tills conuection.as we have hitherto remarked, the failure of the turnip crop In England ought to add largely to our sales In Indian com there." , Have Yuu Tried II. Wo refer to that most remarkable com pound, Dr. Morris' hyrtip of Tar, Wild Cherry nnd lloreliound, for coughs, colds, blood spitting, weak lung?, croup, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis, and all diseases of the lungs nnd throat rrobably no similar preparation ever be fore so quickly found its way Into public favor as this. Its sale in our community Is simply enormous. Those who have been disappointed in other so-called remed'es, are specially invited to try this. Bo sure to get tho genuine Dr. Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and Horehound. There are Imitations in the market. Look out for them. Trial size, 10 cents. Regular sizes, 50 cents and one dollar, SOLD BY BARCLAY" BROS. Very pleasant, and always effective Is Trof, Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup and no physic required, Ask us. 2-1-1 m Urntle Hint. In our stylo ot climate, with Its sudden changes ol temperature rain, wind and sunshine often intermingle in a single day it is no wonder that our chil ren, friends and relatives are so. frequently taken troiu us by neglected colds, half the deal ha resulting directly from this cause. A bottle of Bosehee's German Syrup kept ixbont your home for immediate use will prevent serious sickness', a large doctor' bill, nnd perhaps death, by the use tlireo or four doses. .For curing Con sumption, Hemorrhages, Pneumonia, Severe Cotighn, Croup, or any diseaso ot the Throat or Lungs, its success is simply wonderful, oo your druggist Will tell you German Syrup is now sold in every town nnd village on this continent. Sample bottles for trial, 10c; regular size, 75e. OvcrtiiHkliiK tho EuerjflOM. It is not advisable for any of us to over task our energies, corporeal or mental, but In the eager pursuit ot wealth or fame or knowledge, how many transgress this salutary rule, .It must be a matter ot great importance to all who do so to know how they ca.i regain the vigor so recklessly expended. Tho remedy is neither costly or difficult to obtain. Hos teler's Stomach Bitters is procurable In every city, town and settlement in America, and it compensates lor a drain of bodily or mental energy tnorjs effee many than nny fnvigorant ever pre scribed or advertised. Laboring men, athlete, students, journalists, lawyers, clergymen, physicians, "nil bear testimony to Its womlrousiy renovating powers. It increases (ho capabilities for under going fatigue, and counteracts tho '.n Jurious etl'ects upon tlio system of ex posure, sedentary habits, unhealthy or wearying avocations, or an insalubrious climate, und is a prime alterative, di uretic and blood depurenr, 2-23 tf. 1 500 TIMES l.raer than l,tl' I On receipt of 1.60 1 will .send- to any address an Imported French Microscope that will magnify over 500 times any email object. A very u-etul and instruc tive Instrument, brass mounted and put up In a' nent case, warranted ns recom mended or tlio money refunded, Its maarnllylng power is so great that living objects can be readily discovered in a drop ol water, nnd lor examining small objects, all manner of Insects, the texture ot cloths, &c, detecting foreign matter In sugar. Hour und oilier urtlcles of diet, tor detecting counterllelt money, and u hundred other useiul purposes, it will be found invaluable. An endless source of amusement for the coming winter evenings. Sent by mull on receipt of priec. SKAVK&& CO., CI Park Place. N. V. City. Ian 19-dAw-Oin. llolIMr'it Alnmnnr, The edition of 1S78 ot ihe sterling Medi cal Annual, known as Ilostettor Alma nac, Is now ready, and may bo btained free of cost, of drusrRlsts and general country dealers In all pari ot tho United States and British America, and Indeed In every civilized portion of tho Western Hemisphere. It combines, with the soundest practical advice lor tho preser vation an I restoration ol health, a large amount ol Intorestlnir and amuslnir hirht reading, and tho calendar, astronomical Items, etc., are prepared with great care, und will be found entirely accurate. Th issuo of Hostcttcr'g Almannc for 1878, In ino tngiisb, German, French, Welsh, NorwcL'ien.HwmlUli. M,li,i,.,i n,,i...,i.... -........, i..i,tiiiiiii fmn languages, will in all proba- u.iiwij uu iu iuikchi euiuon ot a medical work ever pubillied in any country. The nromietiirn. Msun I r .1. ... . "ii-.i.t. I n. I IV OW1UI, lttsburg. Pa., on receipt of a two cent a, Anil, a..lll A-. . "" ",ut rniiru a copy oy mall to bin neighborhood, .... OUR MOTTO: " The Best . ; O. .HANNY, Corner 8th Street and Commercial Avo. Dry Goods, -Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Hats and Caps, Coflees, Teas, Sugars, Bacon, Hams. Specialty in Butter, Cheeso and Flour. Prints, Domestics, Bleached Muslins, Shirtings, Flannels. Tickings, Dress Goods, Silks. A lull lino of Carpets, Mattings, Floor Oil LadieR and Misses' BooU, This stock Is entirely New and Fresh. O-ir Stock embraces every tiling needed lu Goods. Please give us a call, examine HOTICB TO rOTrBAt'TftR.. Okkicr op City Cmerk, ) Cuiro, tils., Jan. 3, 1M7S, J Healed proposals ill be received at this rttice, direeto 1 to the city council of Cairo, Illinois, until .) 0 clock lue)uy evening, February fith, A. I). 1378, for ibe construc tion ol a one span iron bridge, together with the iipproicties or abutments and foundutioii, Kcross Cache river, about one and one- iall miles from Mound City rail road depot, and four miles north of the eity of Cairo, in the countius of Alexander and l'uliu-ki, sUtB ot Illinois, according to ino pUns und Hpccili.-atlons prepared ny J"ba P. Holy, Esq., J. E.,now on file and sub ject to examination in this oll!ce,ttio spesi iicttious of which are a- follows, via: Said bridge and trestle work o be made up of eit; litem op. nlngol eight en (18) feet Itoui centre to centre ot no tx.und one pan ot one bun Ired tluO) feet aaona the river bed. The one hundred (100) feet spun t- be of Iron, and so proportioned that a load ol ten (10) ton dibt lhu ted over twenty ( 0) lineal tect at tha centre 0 the span, shad not strain tha iron over twelve teousantJ VI uou) pounds per square inch tensile, or over seven thmt-HDd ttve hundred (7 BiKi) poundti per square inch t-heurtng straiu the t-train in compression to be in at, lea-t in tbo proportion to thn ratio of length to diameter, by Uordon'g formula. Tuu Mian ot r-aid bridge to be one hun dred (loo) feet in the clear aud the roadway twelve (li) feet wide. The Hoor to bo ot white oak plank two and one-hall ('24) inches thick and not over twelve (12) inches ido. Tbo Hour beams to be ot wblto oak and ia proportion to the bulune.. of the ooe bundle- (Mi) feet siao structure, and also to be provided with a tuitahie axle guard. I ho ab ve to rest upon iron columns pro portioned to the structure to be supported, the columns at each end 01 tho bent or iron t-pun to hu placedon a mud till '.ZX I j, twen ty (2d) toet long morticed and tenoned to a .lulllcleot number of white oak piles, firm ly driven into tho river hank. IRKSTI.a WCKK. The bents to be lortned of tour posts 10X10 inches npiare, the two inner parts to otund perpendicular and the two outer partto tie irameif nnd rtnod at a batter of one in eight. The e.-ip and sill ol the bents to be 12X12 liie-i square timber, t'.io caps to be twenty (2.1) feet long, and tho sills to pro ject on wtu-n end two lopt n.iui tb enter edge of the outt-ido pots. The posts to be morticed und tenoned iuto tbo caps and sills, und each tenon to be pinned with two three-quarter (j) inch square iron pics, and each bunt to lie braced by two diagonal braces ot 12X2J inch plank, well lilted and spiked on caps, posts uud sills. The bents to rent or stand usion four mud sills 12X12 Indies and eight (8) feet long ect In the ground and placed oa tho alignment of the work. The carriage way of the Jtrestlework to besixteen (Iti) feet wide, tbo floor plank to be tbiee (tl) Indies and not over twelve (!'.') inches wide, and to bo well spiked on to the stringers and noor oeams. The tloor beams to be mido up as follows two (2) stringers of 8. 12 inches set on the caps aud sixteen (Id) teet apart from out side to otitsidn. The space between said stringers to be euiullv divided for seven (") beams of 3X13 inches each, and each set ol floor beams or spans to have three (S) sets ot herringbone bridging ot 2X1 inch scant ling. The stringers nnd floor beams to rest at least Hx Ui) UK-hen on the caps. The stiingnrs to connect by half joints and to be fastened to the cups by one Inch round spikes or bolts eighteen (18) inches long. A railing or ballasters four (4) feet high to be constructed on each side of above dis ciibed treMlcworlc. The iiosts to be 4X6 inch clces and braced on the caps aud fasten ed on to the sit ingers by two (2) one-balf inch bolts. The parts to bo six (U) tect aptiri; uie nana ran 2A1 inches, und an ale guard of 2Xt2 laches, all well tautened on to me posts. All ol the above timbers to be of white or burr oak of best quality, and the work done In a thorotmh and work manlike m uiner,'and under the supervision of such person as the committee on streets. or the city council ot the city ot Cairo may designate. The approaches to above trestle work and bridge to be of earth and witb a slope ol nnt more than one in ten and not le-s than sixteen (16) feet wide on top, with a slope 10 the base of one in two, Separate bids will be received for iron span, including auutmcnts and foundation, for ibe wooqcq trestle portion of said bridge, and for the earthen approaches, or f r the entire nora. The right to reject any or all bids, Is re served, J. U. I'liu.i.Ts, (ltd. tMiv Clerk. INSURANCE. S AFFORD, MORRIS, AND CANDEE, General Insurance Agents, 73 OHIO LEVEE. City National flank Building, up.stalra. Ihe Oldest Enabllslied Agency in Southern Illinois, and representing ovr 185 OOO OOO R. SMYTH & CO., Wholfi. and Bo tall Dealen In Foreign and Domestio LIQUORS AND WI1TOB OF ALL KINDS. No. 60'Ohlo. Levee. MESSKS. SMYTH A CO., hare constantly 1 large Mock ol the bttt guods In the mar ket, anl k vee-peol.l attention lo the wbulc. alt Vranvh of tue business. Goods at the Lowest Price" Clolhs, Curtain Damaske, Children's Shoes, Gents' Boots and Shoes Special attention given to Country trade. tho City or Country, in Groceries or Ury our goods aud prices betorc you buy. roai, PITTSBURGH. PARADISE, MT.CARBON(Big Muddy) AMD PEYTONA CANNEL COAL Orders for Coal by the oar-load, ton, or in hogsheads, for shipment promptly attended to. To large consumers and all manufacturers, we are prepared to supply any quantity, by tho month or yoar, at uniform rates. CAIRO CITY COAL CO. Offlceon whin nont. loot of Sixth street Oillce 01 llulllduy Brotben, opposite St. Clurle-. Hotel, tlfvptiau Mills, Twentieth street, toal Dump, foot of Tbirtv-eiKnth street, or I'oUOllice drawer DUO MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS A. BOTTO, Saloon and Restaurant. THE BEST OF WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS Constantly on hand. Also has constantly on hand a Large Supply of TG T If B"P LEMONS, ORANGES. APPLES. ETC., At Wholesale and Retail. At the Old Delmonico Hotel, 51m Xo. GH Ohio Lcvec ILLINOIS CENTRAL E. R. Shortestnd QUICKEST ROUTE TO St. Louis & Chicago The only Boad Running Two Daily Trams from Cairo, Making HWioitriisieiiliiiEs Trains Leave Cairo 2:20 p.m. Fast Jixpress, arriving in St Louis 8:50 p. m.; Chicago, V.S0, a.m. 2:20 p.m. CINCINNATI & LOUIS- WLULtHi Jf'LSX LtiaXi eYrrivfngt n Cincinnati 8:30, a.m.; Louis ville, 8:211, a.m.: .Indianapolis, 4.15 a.m.; amaogurs vj mm irain urrive at aoOe poluu 0? INT OTfiEB B0UTI. ll:30rp. m. KHt Matt with sleoners attach ed, for 8T. LOUIS aud CIJ1(JA(0. arriving in St. LouIh at 8:110 a.m. Chi- cairo at 4 ..it) p.m. Connecting at Odin or EttlnRham tor Cincinnati, Louisville ana Indianapolis. PAST TIME EAST fMsongers by this line ko through to the KaHt without any delay uausod by Sunday Intervening, rbeMA.rJltl)A AKTKRNOON TRA1H , KJtOM CAIRO AHIUVKS IN NKW YUHK alONUAV MURiSlMU-: AT 10:5. 36 HOURS IN ADVANCE OV ANY OTUKlt KOUTK. AdvertUementa of compotinK Hues that they make better time than this ono, are are Issued either through lgoorauco er a desire to mislead the public. tor through tickets and information, tpply at Illinois Central H. R. Depot, Cairo. tbaws Aiunva AT caiao txoresa SiOOp m UUWWIIMM,Nll.i,lll ,(M, 1 lit) e.ltt, JAS. JOUKSON, Gen'l fc'outhcrn'Airt J. JL Jovis, Ticket At. Coal Coal. Ifj fig HOURS P U W ADVANO 3D 0 n SIGN OF THE GOLDEN LION, Ohio Leveo, And At SIGN OP THE CRYSTAL MORTAR Washington Avenue and Eighth Street White Lead White Zinc, Linseed Oil, Turpentine, Varnishes, Brushes, v Window Glass, Putty Paints-ill Cota-Edy for ih M, Lubricating Oils Illuminating Oils, Lard Oil, Whale Oil Signal Oil, KTeatfoot Oil, Tanner's Pish Oil West Virginia Oils. Ths ThcElgia Koroaano Can Tho Only Perfect Can in thi World. Mada of Glass and Warranted rot to Leak, Corrodo or Break. Every family should have one. OIL TANKS and SHIPPING CANS Tho best in Use. Patent Dome anH Mnacurinn Fnion Puni'n Manufactured bv Wilson and Eveden. We sell at their prices Agency and Depot for Ayers' and Jaynes' Medi cines. Also for Wakefield's, Hartin's and Mc Lean's Medicines. We control the celebrated Aboriginal Indian Oil, Egyptian . Malaria King, and DeCinchon's Peruvian Bark Bitters. HOUSEWIVES USE WASHINE "Lat wcok I houi-'lit a 10 cent packago of Washino and done my wnliing in one nail the usiilll time at le timn hull the i-o.-t ol Soap. .My clnthin were wid er. I did not have to rub them, and it I i-1 not t-hrink my woolons, and for onre I wa enatned to get a hot dinner on llondav. Ha lailles ttv it. and vou w ill nave lalmr. 1 1 dim m.il n.nmv. Ii U jM-rfcctly safe to uo it. 5 and 10 oent Packages. Sir. Woods9 Wholesale and Retail, Golden Lion Cologne-0' EenTDtrwSy!ance German Syrup and August Flower, Homeopathic Medicines. Irish, French and American Glues, Gelatine for Table Use-Very Cheap Shoulder Braces for Ladies and Gentlemen Tho Best Trusses, All Styles Coarse and Fine Combs, and Hair Brushes Shoe Blackincr. Stove Blackine Buy Copperas, Blue Stone Indigo, Madder, Wax Flower and Artists' Materials French, English and American Perfumery All Kinds Tho Best Extract of Buchu, The Best Sarsaparlila and Blood Purifier Holmans' Ague Pads, Woods' Pills, Medaria Kins:, and all Acue Medicines Quinine, Smith's Tonic, Nursing Bottles, Guai Nipples and Rubber Cloth Feather 'Dusters find nmintnr "RfneTi Act Writing Paper, Envelopes, Pens and Ink, Paper Baers, Wrannincr Paner and Twino Shoe Blacking, Shoo Dressing, and Stove Poli3h l'ure Import el liny It 0I1 KiSlga.KIa U1MI Altlfl Icilll SoiipH-Filie Iui- porled llandkorclilcf llxtrtu U in orlgi. mil ItottloH or In Itroken luanU- net ns wautcd at low price. 1-; i ELAHTE, Famity Safeguard Awarded First Centennial Premium and adopted after a thorough Scientific and Practical Test by the U. S. GOV ERNMENT LIGHT-HOUSE DEPART MENT, Highly Commended by the U. 3. STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS BOARD OF WASHINGTON CITY Fire risk for Elaine and Gas rate the samowith Insurance Companies. Used by Railroacjs Street Cars and Hotels jcRosrgg) f ! 40.1-fe. I I -ov !v. i-itiFte'?'4 lrfi MUS. A. Buy WASHINE AT BARCLAY'S. Fever Fills' at Dr. Woods' Prices. of Almanacs Free to All Kress Tonic, ' inn, Splomlhl-Caiiatla Tar km At Barclays' Drug Sioro.