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All kind of
Done with neatneia and dcipatcn.
Commercial Avenue, Cairo, 111
Slain Street, .Centralia, 111
Kolirt Silver Tea Hutts.
Fluted Tea Svttn.
We manurfacturr JewelrytooruVr of any
desired l)l- or utttcrn.
Our worWhnp Is one of the most com
Iiltle In the Wc.lt, ami imr workmen utv
thorough, each in his line.
Wc feel confident of our ulilllly to turn
out work fiunl In every respect tu that made
lijr the jiromliu-ii t jnantiticturers In Ncw
York, Chicago, St Louis or Cincinnati
Our machinery I tlie latest nnd most ap
proved pattern nnd our tools liaTe Urn care
nilly selected, many of thrm luivlwf Urn
made in our own (hop fur the purpose of
jiianufactnrlni: iihiiic patterns of .lewilry.
Our facilities therefore fur the manufacluie
nml repair of poods in our line nie un
excelled, nnd we can turn out work mi the
We cordially Invite the puhllc to cull
and examine our stock ns well as to lnprct
our workshop which Is open duritiR Imsl
lies liouin, n It will uflford iw plciwm- In
explain to any und nil callers the nnvcltiivi
und Intricucli-s of Jewelry manufacture,
We are selling goods
lower than the lowest,
and cheaper than the
EJ-NoW li the time to make selection
for the Holidays, which are close upon ut,
und for' which we liae made provision liy
adding to our "lock laU selections of new
und stylish patterns,
UltUliUlHTH' i-'AKUY UOODS,
' J 12 follelt roiTwpondriice and onlm from DnissUt, I'imdrinn. and f.Vnernl Stores in want
V of i?od In our line rlmmUi.il, Plantation mid l atnlly Mrdlilne tales fiimi'ticd or re-
mini mm iriiaiue trrux av irn.uuaoie rate.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL I CAIRO RETAIL & PRESCRIPTION
74 Ohio Levee.
ur.x i. i:sTvrr. .i;i:.r.
C. WINSTON & CO.,
Real Estate Agents
7-a oxxio Xjiaxrisazj,
BUY and fell real elate, uy taxes, furnUli
JOHN a. HARMAN & CO.
CONVEYANCERS, NOTARIES TUBLIC
Land Asrents of the Illinois Central and
uurungton ana uuincy . u.
North Cor. Sixth anil Ohio Lovoo,
R. SMYTH & CO.,
Wholesale and llctall Dealers In
Foreign and Domestic
WINKS OF AIM, KIMtS.
No. 60 Ohio Lovoo,
MKSSIlf. SMYTH ft CO. haxe nntly
n hirite stock of the lie-it kihmU in "'e mar
ket, and nlcesiecinl attention toll" "IioIibiiIu
ranch of the biulutis,
Hotel and Restaurant
Two doors north of the Cairo and Vlnconnca
WM. WETZEL! Proprietor. '.J,
ATnusTY watch kept night und day for
trains und kteamuoati,
The best; of accommodation for transient
CV.cstl at 1 wo Dollars jier day.
Offlco, 33 -villa tin BitlJLlc, Comar "T-wolftlx. Cttoot o.sa.4
CAIRO, ILL1NOTP. SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 1875.
COLLIER WHITE LEAD,
Waahlnuto Av., Cor. 8th St.
Dealer in Fresh Meats
Botwcon Washington and Commercial
Avenues, adjoining Hanny's.
KKKrs for sale the Ut Ihef, 1'otk, Jlutton
Vr.il. Ijimli. Multure, Ac . and is pie
pand to mc tamllliv In un acciptahle mannrr
BOX and BASKET CO
.Ml kind hard and soft,)
FLOORING, SIDING, LATII, &c.
Mill and Yard,
Cornor Thirty-Fourth Street and
Between Washlncton and Commercial
E. MAXWELL & CO.,
RAILWAY MACHINERY and BURNING
No. 010 North Main Street,
st. louis, mo.
AGENTS FOR FRENCH PLUMBAGO OILS.
Steamboat, Hotel nnd Family
AND nt'.ALKII IN
Grocories, Vegetables, Game,
Fish, Eggs, Northorn Buttor, &o.
Between Wavhlnfrton and Commercial
S2GockU dvllYtntl free W -charge.
Iiitcrcxtliii: I'lmiiitfet in IiIn llvrntfnl
(New York Mm
.Mr. .Smith n thu Mx-clnl friend of
runaway ne'roe who fdllowed thu for
tuiie.i of the north tar. Thirty yeari
n'o. athN iiiilali.'il inanaloittitl'eterhoro',
anil which looked like thn eolintry eat
of an ICnglUh nohlenian, it uonld In;
!lni!ttlar If yon did not. Und anions thu
faiilonahle' fnel' from New York, Al
bany nnd Philadelphia, surrounding liU
hojillahlu board, at Ica't oneortwo lu'l
the slave". Indeed, nnd eierlally in thu
Milliliter -eaon, his vUllor.- Were of the
iuo.t inNccllnneons and attittMii' decrip
tlim. 'I'liere yon tnlht imet a doen
wealthy and rellni.il vMtor from Ihc
inetroiiolitan eltlef, a tprltik1Itir of nc
jroes from the 'tinny South, oil their
w ij- to Canada; a crazy .Mlllerite or two.
who, dl-ertiMetl with thu world, thought
It destined to Ik; btirned tip at an early
day: otn enlhtt-lMMle adventurer, who
wanted Mr. Smith to invent larjfelv In
Mime utterly Impracticable tiateiit rfht.
while Ihe throng would Ik- checkered
ulth three, or four Iiulbtns of the neigh
borhood, the remnants of Ihe once power
fid Oneida, who retneinli'Tcd the father,
and felt pretty -lire Unit they could fret
'oniethlne; out of lilt iiiuulllcent -on.
The hlh-born "iu-ts had come to enjov
theniielves ilurlli the .otunmer .oltlee a"t
his tine old rural retreat, and they alwnv
had n good time. As to the re-t, they
were never sent 'inity away, especially
Ihe negroes and the InillaiH." the formc'r
accepting cah In hand and good advice
about the lct route to Canad.i, while the
lattci departed In title time with houlders
stooping uuderbtii'deusofllour, beef.nnd
o'lur edibles. Hut Mr. Smith never was
known to hive.t In any of ihe patent
right-, ami lie took nut ;i eingle .-hare of
stock hi the K'heinu for burning up the.
Mr. Smith's hoti-e was always full, and
through life he wa the jirlnw of ho-pl-tallty.
Well, he could nllord to be; lor
Ills Mthcr had left him with alargee-talc,
and he himself was a prosperous buInc
man. We will give an illustration oi Ills
hrewd eyu In selecting .spots of protlta
ble investments wliiln vet n vomer innii.
In 1S'.K or about that fime. lie piii-chattd '
some waier jiower in tue tittle village ol
Oswego, i ay liir therefor tlieiiiu ol 1 1.
000. For several vear.s pa-t that water
power ha- yielded lilm an lueouie which
repre.-entsa c-.ipital of about suOAW.
Jilt. SMITH AMI JOHN JACOII .V-TOIt.
'J'his reference toO-wego reminds tis of
a bti-lin trail-action he had with the
late .lohn .lacob A -tor. Karlv in
1SII7 .Mr. Smith's father died.' llv
his will he left to (Jen-it llearl'v
all of his large property, much ol ft
coni-thig of unproductive, lauds, mnl
cli:irgel with heavy legaclo- tootliurliclrs
and debts of eou-Ulerable. ninottut. Two
or three month- afler the decease ofhls
father the well-remembered panic of 1KI7
occurred, antl everythlni; came to a dead
s-taud-llll. Thu banks had .-u-pciided
specie iiaymeiit.s, and oouhl alliird Mr.
Smith only feeble loans to meet pre.-shig
obligations. So embarrassed was he that
Daniel I 'aily, of .lolm-towii. the brother-in-law
of Judge l'cter Smith, and long
the chief legal advi-er of both father and
.-on, advl-ed his nephew, (Jerrit. lo make
nn as-Ignuieiit of his projierty for thu
benelltol his uredltors. Mr. s'inllh. who
never till then had seen the time when he
had not plenty of ca.-h in hand to meet
every demand, declined the as-ljruinent
until he had llr.-t conferred with Mr. A
tor, the old friend ot his father, and who
was well acquainted with the bti-lne-s af
fairs of both father and son. Smith wrote
to Astor. ami Informed him of his situa
tion, and said that, if iio-lbIc. he would
be glad if he could make him a loan, am:
take Mich security therefor a he
had lo oiler. Mr. A-tor invited him to
coiee to the city and talk the inatlir
over. He came and dined with the great
millionaire. Astor, of eotirfe, knew lifs
errand, but dining the protracted diuinr
teemed more Inclined to tell anecdotes
about his excursion thirty or fortv rears
before, with l'cter Smith, up the" valL-v
of the Mohawk, than to listen to dctalfs
about (icrrit Smith's present obligation--,
and the value of the property he could
nut under mortgage. As they sat at the
lio-piiahle board Mr. AKtor would Ins.
fluently break In with the enthu-lastle ex
clamation, "Why, Gerrlt, how much you
do look a-your father u-ed to when' he
and I went up the Mohawk among the
Indians nftertun'." At length they caino
flown to business, nnd Mr.' Ator a-ked
Mr. Smith how much ot a loan lie wanted.
He told him S-J.'iO.OOO. "Do you want It
immediately, ami all at once'?" said As
tor. "I do," said (Jerrit. Astor's counte
nance fella little, but after a short pansy
he replied, "Then you shall have It."
It was arranged that Smith should give
Astor a mortgage on the Mvcgo
water power, for which Smith
had paid $11,000 about ten years
before, for this loan of SiriO,
000. Mr. Smith returned to I'etcrboro',
and lu three fir four days rccelvnd Mr.
A-tor's check by mall for S:2.10,0o0. lie
made nut the mortgage ami sent It to
Oswego to be recorded, with directions
to send It to .Mr. Astor as soon as It win
Inscribed on the records. Smith went on
using the money, nnd suppo-cd that all
hail gone right about the forwarding of
the mortgage. Afler a delay of several
weeks, judge of hi surprl-oitt receiving
n letter from Mr. Astor, saving that he
was afraid his friend Smith had forgot
ten to inaku out that mortgage which
they talketl about when ho was last hi
the city. Smith hastened to Uwego,
and found that, through some stupidity,
the county clerk had forgotten to send
thu mortgage to Astor. Although It had
been duly and reasonably recorded. Ol
course, It was now .sent forward, accom
panied by an approbate explanation.
Thus for bcveral wceks.lojiu .laeob Asto'r
had nothing but lienit Smith's word for
aloauofSfio.OOO. This Incident lets In
a llood of light upon thu character of
the-e two remarkable men.
His loudness for legal studies, and hl.s
nbouiidinghyinpathy lor the friendless and
oppressed, led film to apply for admission
to the bar late In life, under rather pecu
liar circumstances, A poor (icritiau hi
thu county of Maillson, was Indicted for
murder, lie kuuvv nobody in the county,
had not a penny lu his pocket, and the
case wemcd to look strong against hini,
Hearing of thn allalr, Mr. Smith applied
for admission to the bar of the Siinrcmo
court, solely Hint he might defend this
friendless (icrmau. He wns admitted, ;
nml lie tried tlio case with marked nullity,
and the German was acquitted In spite oi
the dark network of clrcinustanrcs and
tw o ablu lawyers, who mnnaged the pros-,
edition. Wo believe .Mr. Smith never up-,
penred nt thu bar except on one otlcr oc-.
caslon. It wns a fugitlvo slave case, and
while the mere fuel were nil tiLMliist Hip
iii'Kro, .Mr. Kinlili iiclvoniturt lil(lsti:in'u
on the itllct'iitloii that Ihc rii''ltlf .Ihm'
law wni ronlrnry to the (N)iitltiilloii.
lint tliM was In liirn thu mhent of tin
Thirteenth Amendment, and of cotirx;
.Mr. .Smith wa healen, ti overvlmily eNo
wni, InclmlhiKSewanl, Chaw and Sum
tier, who held In suliitimtv tin; ime
AND ur.u.i:n IN
LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER,
TJudor Cltj- National Bank.
IWIM..rll In car-hot lot) nt manufjeturers'
prices, n.ldlna fix-hllil .
HARRISON & CO.,
(Hucccors to I) Html X Oi )
Ami IlRilrrn In
FLOUR, 0RAIN and HAY,
No. 03 Ohio Loveo.
FLOUR AND GENERAL
JOHN B. PHILLIS
(Succcisnrs to Jolin II. l'liIUU)
Ami Dealers In
HAY, CORN, OATS, FLOUR,
MEAL, BRAN, etc.
Agents for LAFLIN It RAND POWDER CO!
Corner Tenth Stroot and Ohio
1) Miitlmss. i:. C. Uhl.
MATHUSS & UHL,
FLOUR, GRAIN, HAY AND
C-X Oliio Xioxroo.
MILLER & PARKER,
OHIO LEVEE, between Fourth and Sixth SU?
K. J. Ayrci. S li. Ayres.
AYRES & CO.,
' Anil general
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
IN' THE CITY.
Goods Sold Very Closo.
Corner 10th St. nml Commerciul Av,
C. O.' PATTER fis CO.
Mrs. M. Swander
AXSOt'Nf K1 Hint lie lm Jut receivid
urge ni.)rtlncnt or
FALL AND WINTER
Which he rninc to nil tn the l.ulic f.r Ciilro
nt irice to r ult the times . Mie is to lie found nt
M'Gee's Old Stand,
On South Sltln Elhth Streot, botwcon
Whtie she Is iri.nv.l nt nil limes to nil
HATS, BONNETS, RIBBONS,
TRIMMINGS, NOTIONS, &c.
M-5lieoireM)liliKmirli Kelt H.ils, limit
eil Irimmiius, flutehiln 1'nrkelK nml llellniinil
nil the l.ite.l Novelties, at lluir vvhili vclll
iMimrl'Pimrrh.-i'crs Thu lailtfi lire Inctleil to
call nml see for theimrlriM
unoi.iAAi.i: :ittit i:its.
STRATT0N & BIRD,
AOENT3 AMERICAN POWDER CO.
57 Ohio Lovoo.
II A Ihonn. I. D Thoin
TH0MS & BROTHER,
(Successor to II II llulrn,)
33 XI O IS! 22 r?. 13
Ami dealer la
STAPLE AND FANCY
Forcitm and Domestlo Fruits and l?uts
181 COMMERCIAL AVENUE.
G. D. WILLIAMSON,
No. TC OHIO LEVEE.
Sl'KCI.W, attention given to consignments nnd
Coal and Wood Yard.
PITTSBURG and ILLINOIS
KI11T rnnstnntl) on hand at linn' Yard,
CumimTcl.il avenue, ojipoiltu llrutu'
I Inters prnmptly lllleil.
ChuI und vvooil ili'livcred five of rharse
Terms strictly eluli 317-10-Cm.l
AIM: prepared to supply customers with the
Pittsburg and Illisno
Iaiivu onlers ut
Hallldav Itro.'n otllce. No. 70 Ohio Lcvce.
-Ilnlllday llio.'s wharf boat.
'At llityptian JIIIIs. or
EJ-Al tho Coal Dump, foot of Thlrly-KIsht
ZAN0NE & VALLA,
FRESH SHELL OYSTERS
Cornor Twenty-Eighth Streot and
J. D. Zivnone, , M. VulUi.
A Fruitful twimW.
3EL cfe W.
TO SUIT EVERYBODY.
The largest stock south of
Which will bo sold nt reduced
figures that will astonish tho pub
lic. Hair Jewelry
Of ul kinds suitablo for Christ
f mas Gifts
MADE TO ORDER.
JKCrGold find Silver W to'- cs.
0Gold nnd Silver Chains oi
tsfi-Sotts of Jowelry.
CS'Silvcr nnd Platod Waro.
zraTTnblo and Pickot Knives.
Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz,
Christopaz, Amethyst, Sapphirf'
Mallokito, Bloodstone, Garnet,
plain, chased and all other kinds
that can bo called for.
Gold, Silver and Ivory-Head
And othor Musical Instruments.
JohnFoloy's eolobrated Gold Bank
Pons. Also Gold Tooth i-iOKB,
I & W. BUDER
Corner 8th and Wash
Cfe5Call and examine tho stook.
iT-Dott't forget the plaoo. '