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CAIRO. ILLINOIS. WJWXKSDAY MOUXfNU, JANUARY 5, KM.
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i : Kiii.u street, near Cicnm- rrla. Avenue.
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' '. ATJl' SORTS. s!.F..S AN I) STYLES.
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Maiafacturtr o! and Dealer ia
fcOPPEK & SIIEKT-IllON WARE
r.-ens of joh woitK ixne to okdeh.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STKEET,
JO IN SPHOAT,
PKC RIETOR OF SrROATS TATEN'T
ii , Refrigerator Oars,
vVholesalo Uoaler in Ice.
! iCE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
i " PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Load a Specialty.
'Cor. Twelfth Street uul Levee,
f J I' CAIRO, ILLINOIS.
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Assurance Society of
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The roimhii'ity ul' 11:" Eijiiitablt. Lite A-siiraiice Society,
imlicatutl by the tact that for Eltycu years its average an
nual New I'r,iii.s lias heen larger than that f any other
Company in the wo- M. i due. in ajrrcat liieasurc. to its well
knonn ir(!iij:tnes in th" i'-:tyi:u-iit of l:ath ( laiui-. ami its
ruhi never to take a-lvaiitaire oj' technicalities where an
equitable claim exit.
Asa (iCAILVNTKE (ii tiiiv. mil to c;.itnt raet the perni
cious inllu. 'lice of a technical .liey. :iilhere:l to by many
companies the Equitable makes ALL ITS POLICIES, old ami
new. throughout the United States.
ABSOLUTELY INCONTESTA I1LE.
! After the policy has been in force for three years.
-The Efiuitaljle life
ratlon f0 Jauuarv 1st.
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cioseu us dooks upon
lesieti urpasi tutu ciuiiii.
The Equitable Lite Auram
Ami thereby to pojmlarize life
Rythe late report of the Insurance (''ommi.vsioiicr for the
I tates of Massachibetts anl
Asvurance Society howsthe following strong points:
FIRST The Equitable has a larger ratio of aset to lia
1 ilities than any of the leading eoniiianies.
SECOND The Equitable saved more of its income hbtyear
than any other company.
THIRD The Equitable's death rate was less lat year than
any other of the leading companies.
FOURTH The Equitable realizes a higher rate of rent, or
interest, on real estate than any other company.
TlieSooiety takes iiloiwurc in rcfVrriiiffto tlio following well Known businc
nit'ii insuml in tin; HH'it-ty, comiio.sing an
ADVISORY BOARD OF REFERENCE FOR CAIRO: .
THOS W. HALLIDAY, Cashier City Nntlonil
FIIANK I.. OALKJHER, Cairo City mills.
J. M. rillI.MIS. l'miiikTit llttlllilay 4 riillllp
I'All.o. 8CHUII. Whoksalo and retail draft
Rial. WII.1.1AM STHATTON, of Stratton A Bird
WALTON W. Wlttr.liT, of . I). Williamson.
Jt Co., lloat Hturoiaud CutninlHuloti merchaulu
FItANKHOWK, nf('.M.iil)We& uroS., pro
vt'loim unri produce. 1
ERSE ST n. PETTIT, (irocerlen. quuonnwaro
For any Information or Insurance apply to any Member of
i no ahovfi Hoard or to
E. A. BTJBNETT, Agent.
Corner Twelfth St., and Washington Ave., Cairo, Illinois.
W. N. CRAIN'E. GontTiil Maiininr for Illinois Town. Nebraska, aiut tlie
Territories, lwo Ucurbornsireit.C'lilcago.
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tlie United States.
v x i: VV V O 11 K
lias paid since its oran
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llloO. n.)1.uoZ.3I, and
uiai uaie nnuui u i:un-
- e Society waN the fust to in -
F UXD POLICY.
iiburaee to a ileree before
Xev.' York, the Equitable -Life
81MPSOX II. TARER, of Tabor Uron , manu
WIU.IAM U. LIPI'ET, Awletant poctniacter.
W. E . (.tOIIl.SON. Dry good, fancy gnnd and
THOS S, TARR, lii'ncral raercliiindUe and
JACOB IU'I!Cil-R,of Harbor Drm. dry Kinds
and clot h i nt;.
JOHN si'HOAT, Proprietor ,lSjroiit r.,frl(t
GEO R.'LESTZ. Snpcrltikudeiit Cairo City
nEllRKirr MACKIE. of A. .Vncklu Jt Co.'s
Cairo tu 111 4 .
MARKETS IJV TELEGliATII.
Cinc.u.o, Jiifuinry 4, 10 a. m. '.,
roi'!c-Ju.ni!:,rj-. if':? '20; IVt.uaty,
Coin .January , W,c; M.iy, -l!-'c.
O.its Ftliruary, :0)jP; May. 4?6C;Jun
Wheat -Jaimury, orre; Fobrury,
CiUCA'.o. .Janvriry i. 1,' ..-
Fork Fcbr '.uy, 4
Corn Jamtiiry, 2';i,;c; Miy, -ll1.
(Jat--FoUruary, liO'c: M'iy, a.c.
Vli:;it--J.-.:irj.;y, O'jj'c; F?iruury,
CuifAfiO, J aim -'try 1 r. M
Fork January, $12
Lrii-.lTi-rinnrv H iTl-.'
Wheat -January, OOJO'lc; Fcbri- ;
ary, (tTJc. "
Com January, Jj'0;'a'c: February, .'J7c:
0.-its-J.inuary. SO.'-Jc ; February. 30 ;
NEIV YOI'.K OliAIV.
Nk'.v Yokk. Jrtiunry. 4 12:01. I'.m.
Wlieaf lower No. 2 Cliifa",
$1 121 l-; No 2 Milwaukee,
?1 lOe.'l 17: red winter. $1 10
1 20; No. 2 red winter. $117.
Corn i't:et No. 2. 57;-')7!ie.
J.ivkiu'ooi., January, 4. 2:00r. m.
Wlie 4 !'nn California average, '.liOj,
'Ja 10 J ; California club, ih Sd'lOs 4'1,
Corn new 5s 4J.
LATEST IIY TELEORAPII.
Waiiiini.iij.v, Jan. y. Mayor Overstolz.
City Counsellor Leveret t Hell, Ifi-ury W.
Williair.j!, John Mauir'j and D.J. Juwett
are in the c ity in connection with the Chau
via Ian-1 ci'.ve. Go;;. John D. Stevenson
is here to arruo t!i Moberiy bou 1 ca.-?e.
John II. Overall is lu town.
In the statement si-nt out of the impula
tioa of the United States by Con. Walker
A;''5;a is K-ft blank. Mr. lVtr,.!f. special
aire n?, says the total jiopu'.ation of that ter
ritory will be nb ut oO.OOO, of wlmni COO
ire whites men, wuiiu-n and chilJrc-n.
l,,i't,i,r",!ir" in t:i'- mh-ea.tem j-.or-
('f the territory, or as can be ap-
llon ot the teri'.tory. or :v-:ir :n can be tip
Vt)roxi:r.a;ed at pre.-eut.
It i .said that seiiut.ir-tv.'Ct Muhonc of
Virginia w il! co;:i" out thin week in a cr.rd
d'-liiiitiv; the po.-itlon of the Ileudjuster
party, mi.l that it is the :h-.-t step towards
petiiiunent C"aiit;..:j with tlie Republican
Wamiishtos, Jan.-. The rcceipti from
internal revenue to-day were $l.:j'.M,:J75.
and from customs .fis'i.'j.
Receipts from intern d revenue tor the
mouth of December, 10, were 1?,90 j,017
and from customs ti;i.717,:i00.
Tlie supreme court of the United States
rea-vniblcd to-ilay al'ttf the holiday re
cess. AH the ju.-ticcs were present except
Justices Hunt, Clill'ird and Woods. The
la.-t named will probably take his seat on
the bench Wednesday or Thursday. No
deci-ions were rendered.
Judjre Wood.', of Georgia, successor of
Ju-tice Mionir, is expected ou Wednesdav
K AW DEPARTMENT.
In view of the decision reached at tho
last cabinet meeting that the president has
no authority tinder the law to make another
assignment for ten days for a member of
the cabinet to act as secretary of the navy,
that department will remain in statu quo
im regards the head until Wednesday, wlmn
President Hayes will send to the senate for
confirmation the name of some gentlemen
to fill the unexpired term till March 4.
The distribution of titandard silver dol
lars from tho United States mints during
the month of December amounted to $1,
807,481, while for the coi responding mouth
in 187!) it reached l,!ia."i,l)il.
Col. Isreal Vodge, first urtillery, has
been retired at his own request, having
served over forty consecutive years as a
Tu k cmM driving cast rly rain-storms of
this season rarely tail to nlllict nearly every
body with Colds. Use Dr. Hull's Cough
Syntp the surest mid safest Cough remedy
made. Price M cents.
Speakin:; by signs is never (aloud) al
lowed; neither are any impurities of the
blood allowed to npeak in tho hhnpo of
Pimples or Itlotelies when Spring RIoHsom
I cents J
30 ceuts, trial bottles 10
"SOXG UF THE KLIXKHIiS.'
Tin: tiii'.iun hourn yuan aiowly hy ;
'I I" puor bid l.li 11 k er Hit ami cry.
Wliai Hint!! W! Jd, what cl all tvedu
Wf cumint rfid; wvcannoi n-w
Can't t'u ulniijn oa the x".
What fhiill vi! rii), wli'it aiiull wu do?
Al ii., i: ennuot liven rrv;
lor tfiifii will up. ill a Ii.'nllliy cjo.
All '. no, tli'i bliiik'Trt 11: nit no', wui'p,
Tliclr iiormw's on y lurt In cluip.
What k!i.i11 wu do, wli-.it flni!! wj do'r
Ynt to tll.it ol'lci', o IllUrl ifn,
Tli run NuaimiT'a ami orwiut'-r' mow,
Wlll'.i; llO(.... ul fVITV T - J frtwd
Trip lialili'f- f.-i-t. and we full throuu'li
W.iatfh.iU wu (lu, v. ii.it siiall n di'?
Wc lm-t'-n at tl:c Htru'iii' of i'i-.'ht.
Toward tli nt ttV.I worn o.llo ati",
Kor lr. r-dw ;nl.' will not w.ilt
Wli'fii la.y ni j! ar-.' ton Int.;.
Vi'iiat cliall wo d i, what chilli v.e d-ji
Whl'.c ill till; lliil!-t of i',rr tllll 0.' hOI.'H',
Wu h ur tli'-dui-tor'n e.ivu;'-' Tome..'
Aildtli'-n for !n;iti:ii.-r4t we mast run
A o'.licrB pi:i;, tu fau thf; fun.
What nhall we lie, what shall wu i'.o?
Ere we havi; time to turn a'.ioii.
He turtii on,- eri.-liii" Inside out,
And lulu them u h ilr.jpii d'nm pour
It comi-tiines ui-ih'-s the hliuk'-ri- ro".r.
Wliati-hull we do, what (hall we do;
With i-ye both red and tanihlerl hair.
We're told, at oii'-e, to have the chair.
No kindly head 1 o'er ui beet ;
No smpallilzliij mr ii! lent.
An w e rejie.it oar tale of woe,
He harely heurn, when otTltu ;;otf.
What sdull we do. what shall we do;
And wh.-n we uk him what time we cau
He mnkes the Mime r'-i'ly, Kuiae time next
yeur, I think yoa fo.
I)-n't hiither me. I'll let you know."
Wlwt flinll y: do. what aha',1 wu do?
And then with vyut that smart and burn,
U'e u l i.ur foot-te.s slowly turn.
Toward our boarding hoii"e. wln-n w e tell
(jurland'.ady of our woe and pain,
And vainly try plau.i to devise
To be amused without our eye...
W.iut will we do, what can we do?
Composedly 31 1?- AnmeKokhi.hu
and oilier Blinkers.
Cmos CrTr. Tens.. 1)c. 35. I').
The Mississippi River Problem.
The dllticulties which cnginccrin
science has to encounter in grappling with
the problem of tlie best means to improve
the navigation of the Mississippi and the
tributaries from the source to the mouth
are commensurate with the magnitude of
that mighty volume of water. The rivers
of Europe are but rivulets alongside this
stream, which crosses twenty decrees of
latitude and tweutv-four degrees of lougi
tude, falling two miles in a length of .1,000
miles, uraiii'ng 1, 200,000 square miles of
eiritory, discharging iintitiaily a volume of
water euual to Mo cubic miles, and carry
ii:g in suspension one part of solid matter
in everv ',7J00 parts ol its entire volume
The annual total of this nipended matt
emptied into the gulf would make a prism
one mile square at the base and j feet
hiuh. The delta of tiiis great river extends
nearly up to its confluence with the Ohio
at Cairo. All below that is low land, and
liable to floods at high water. Long be
fore the country was settled by the white
man those great floods were dreaded, and
there is positive existence that the extinct
race of mound-huildurs sought to control
them by means of levees. Since the Unit
ed State have had jurisdiction over both
banks of the great river a great ifeal of en
gineering skill has been broCght
to bear on the river prob
lem, and a vast amount of money
hs been spent in cutting bars, removing
"sings" and "sawyers," straightening chan
nels and building levees. None of the
levees were strong enough, however, to ts
cape osca'ional ''elovasses" nndv the wide
spread destruction which ensued. The
jetty fystein, applied with so much skill by
Captain Ea s to the South Pass, has secur
ed to tlie river a deep and safe channel nt
its mouth, at a cost of a little over .fj,000,
OoO, and now the Mississippi River com
mission, created by congress in June, 1S70.
proposes a science for the improvement of
he navigation of the river and the security
of its banks along its entire length. Their
work has been pretty well mapped out the
entire distance- Ironl Cairo to the mouth ot
the river, a length of 1,100 miles. To
clear out the shoal places in this length of
channel, the river which created them must
bo made to do service in removing them.
The commission have been seeking for
means to harness the leviathan, and compel
the mighty current to clear away a channel
for itself. To do this it is proposed to nar
row the low-water channel to a maximum,
width of 3,000 feet, by a combined system
of levees ami ot brush barriers and jetties.
By this means the space between the new
and old low-water banks will be gradually
raised and the contracted channel, quick
encd in llow of current, will be scoured out to
A greater depth. This would tend to give
the current a greater uniformity both of
depth and velocity, and enable floods to
p i'H off with greater speed. Levees are
needed to promote this work as well as to
protect the adjacent low-lying lands. "Cut
offs" are to be eschewed; it is not deemed
advisable to straighten the channel to any
great extent, and it is recommended that
caving shores should be secured by mat
trasses of brush and riprap works, of stone.
Tho commission's work will necessarily
bo costly. Over $1,000,000 is
asked to start the improvements
which can not be completed nt less cost
than $'211,000 per mile, or $2).000,000 for
tho part of the river between Cairo and tho
passes. If tho improvements can be sub.
Htantiully mid permanently made at any
such figures they will be procured very
cheaply. The area of rich bottom lands to
lie reclaimed under a good levee system
amounts to oli.OOO square miles, worth
$'.'0,000,000 at the low price of $10 an
acre. The annual products of the reclaim
able alluvial lands, itute-belltim rates it
is estimated, would be not less thau $300,-000,000.
Wk DKhiun to rail tho attention to our
renders to thcOnind Holiday OU'er of tho
Mendelssohn Piano Company, whoso ad-
vertisi-iifn. appears elsealierc. Tin
Company oflois an ftS-IO Suuaro Grand
'iano, U stringed; 7'a octaves, in a hai'd-
sonie rosewood case, for only $215; also
many other styles ol I'innos and Organs at
great bargains for the Holiday, inciudicc .
sheet music at one-third price. These '
rianoB, mcliidinf; C!rand, Square and tp
ri'ht, made one of the finest displays at
the (.cntonnial hxhibition, and were unani
motislt' reeomnieiided for the Diploma of
Honor and .Medal of Merit. The Mendels
solm I'iano Co. are tlrC first to do a general
iKismoj-s with the purchaser direct, saving
inn more than one-hall the price- changed
by ther lirst clnss makers. This saving is
made by ilomjf away with the Afgcncy Sys
tem, and igiving the people the Pianos at
Wholesale or Ajgcncy prices. Wc would
recommend any ot our readers who have
any idea of ever buying a I'iano or Organ,
to send for their Illustrated and Descrip
tive Catalogues, wliloh will be mailed Irce
To all who are sulferin-' from the errors
and indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness,
early decay, loss of manhood, etc., I will
ti-nd a recipe that will cure you, free of
charge. This great remedy was discovered
by a .Missionary in South America. Send
a self-addri'ssiat envelope to the Kcv. Joseph
T. Iuini.n, Station I), New York City.
Dan"! Plank, of Brooklyn, Tioga Co., Pa.,
describes it thin : "I rode thirty miles for
a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Kclectnc Oil,vhich
effected the wonderful cure tor a crooked
limb in six application; it is proved worth
more than ''old to me."
Tiik Reason Wiiv. -Mr. Fellows, in his.
''Medical Monthly." gives reason for the
peculiar action of his Hypophosphiles in
the cure of diseases, which sscetn to be borne
out by facts. From tonic action of the
Sympathetic Nerves all the Organic Mus
cles are strengthened and the patient over
comes his malady simply, pleasantly, and
Health, hope and happiness are restored
by the use of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound. It is a posi'ive cure for all
those diseases from which women suffer so
much. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Piukham,
'i'-'j'l Western avenue, for pamphlets.
Victim No Longer.
Ben. Brust, Horseheads, Chemung Co.,
N. Y., writes: I have been a victim to
Dyspepsia, in the worst shape it could at
tack an Englishman. I would sit down to
enjoy a meal, of something I like: after
taking a few niouthsful, I would be over
come wi h a fullness of the stomach, and
have to stop. I constantly had the Heart
burn and Headache, also a Dizziness. My
mother procured me a bottle of Spring
Blossom: it cured me; I can cut a square
meal and enjoy it. I never felt letter in
my life. ' Price o0 cents, trial size 10 cents.
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is the
marvel of the age for all Netve Diseases,
All fits stopped free. Send to 0.11 Arch
street, Philadelphia, Penn.
A i.itti.k medicine of the right kind,
tnken at the right time, is invaluable.
That mearw Carter's Little Liver Pills, aud
take them now.
Fancy Trades Register.
Many attempts havo been niado to .
print a" picture or design in varied eol- i
ors by a singlo impression, but these
have all proved more or less defective,
owing to tho blending of tho pigments
with each other. A new process invent
ed recently, is, however, frco from thi.s '
objection, and is so successful, that a
manufactory for carrying it out is be
ing erected at Pnasay, near Paris. Tho
secret of success consists in employing
solid colors in tho form of a hard mo
saic, from which tho impression ii
made. This poly-chromo block is form
ed by making a solid matrix of the
ground color, and then cutting out tho
pattern by a sharp, steel knife mounted
on the end of a jointed parallelogram
to keep it vertical while leaving it freo
to move horizontally. Another way to
form this intaglio mold is, to indent it
by a wood or steel die, on which tho
picture is cut in relief. Tho various;
paints are poured into tho mold in a
not and liquid state, ono after, another,
taking euro always to allow the preced
ing ones to cool. When the wholo de
sign is finished, and tho mosaic com
plete, it is shaved with a keen steel
knife so as to give it a Hat,, smooth, lev
el surface. It is then put into a power
ful press, resembling that used by litho
grajdicrs; the material to be printed ia
laid faeo downwards on its slightly
moistened surface, and a series of roll
ers tiro passed over it once or twice, srf'
as to impart tno picture to it. Tha
print is then exposed for a few sccojiib
to tho heat of a hot plato in order to
drive off volatile solvents and fix the
colors, which aro therehy rendered so
permanent that they will stand expos- '
uro to tho sun. Cloths painted in thi
way only lose to the- picture when their
tissues wear away; ami a piece of vel
vet boiled for eight hours in a strong
potash solution still retained somo of
tho color. Water-color drawings and
oil paintings eau bo reproduced on pa
per by this plan so as to present tho ap
pearaneo of chrome-lithographs and
oleographs; but thero is a far wider
field for tho method In printing the
beautiful designs of Gobelins auu Ax
btisson tapestry on textile fabric, so as
form pictorial screens and curtains.
fierman tramps so greatly abound ia
Switzerland, and have lately ' become
fueh an intolerable nuisance, and tho .
vexatious requirements of tho German
authorities render their extradition so
difficult, that the Federal Council hava
been constrained to apply to Princo
Uistnark for ynodifieatloii of tho treaty
which regulates the return of tho neces
sitous citizens of the two countries to
their respective domicile..
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