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W. L. BRISTOL,
lops everything pertaining to
line of Staple and Fancy Q ro
ll, Woodenware, Vegetable,
vOlsrtlxi auUUr CotMt Tvrelat. lMt tuaA MZUsvaftoaa. Avtavu.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1875.
R. SMYTH & 00.,
Wholesale nut Retail Dealers In
rv ft J I thnt entertain
wUt MVLlUlXVl.l ''WE
HIS OLD HOME AT HAMHBAL, MO.
a -Al - an. r rrnnllv Mlalnrr 1 hr Holt
xoreign ana juia "iiei(u;ii-Eiiri TiiieorciwwM!.
trr wbat Iilnuiei AWMtinivs
My New Style Mixed
pent Combination From any
lore Offered in tbo Market,
land of Excellent Flavor.
Choice Selection of
and FLO WEB POTS.
fTTLL kl CEiTI Win,
Street uxd Rich.
WIHEN OF AIA MTU OH,
No. 00 Ohio Levee,
rrwMl in Uir mar
ket, and give eapecUl mention to I he wholesale
rancn 01 mc uuiiotm
1 f-KHSll .MYTir A CO.
IVL Urge a took of the beat Rood
Tho Undersigned Having Given
Ih now Prepared to Furnish Ico
At prices that will Compare Fav
orably with any Dealer. Ho
will now DoTOto his a ten
tion Entirely to his
atral Hop Yeast
Again Thie Burainor.
32 EIGHT STREET
I Oornor ZllslxtXa.
WM. WETZEL, Proprietor.
Haxniiial, Mo., Sept. 28. 187ii.-lt is a
rent tlilnjr to make tliu whole worm
faucli , but rowiiftvodonolt. Mark Twain
Is one. He is the most genuine as well
ns the tnot popular humorist of his day,
anil there is a .reasonable curiosity to
know something more 01 me man man
what he has wild.
This Is the place of Ills early boyhood,
llnnntbal was a small town at the same
time he was a small boy, but.tueru are
manv here who wen! his associates and
remember him well In nil or his youthful
beauty and grace.
Mark Twain w.n born In I-entree
county, Tennessee, between 1830 ami
1833. In the vear 1835. his father Judge
Clemens, brought his family to Missouri,
and gettled at u little village called Flor
ida, In .Monroe county. The place was
situated in the forks ol Salt river, and
got Its growth without very much grow
ing, .ludjfe Clemens was a lawyer and
an educ-ited gentleman. Hoiiad an ex
tensive practice in Tennessee, but came
to Missouri to golnto the mercantile bus!
IIi liml .i store at Florida and
made money. Hut In 1839 he concluded
the little town of Hannibal was a better
lace, and came here to go Into business
more extensively. In tills move, lie was
not Kticcc'aful, but lost his fortune
through the rascality o! another man,
and niter that the Clemens family was
!! noor. For a few vears tne oiu man
ri.mfil ;i senntv Income from the olilce of
justice 01 tne peace, ucwk, ai iiim mui-,
niiniit inn nniv man in iiniiiniiiu cuiuin.-
tent for such a position. He (lied about
1817. and h-ft his wife and four children
s.iiniicl. Orion. Henrv and one dauuhtcr,
Those who knew Judge Clemens, s iy he
was a thorough irrntleinun. being the
soul of honor, and that he even went so
far us to L'ive uvcrv dollar's worth of his
property to hi creditors when ho failed
Mrs. Clemens, who was left with the
family, was a woman of uncommon nat
ural sense, ami nau ween well euucau'ii.
Slit! had, however, a droll way oftalklnj
that made tier sometliiiiir ot an oddity.
She was full of good humor, and it Is
Minno.i'il that she was the source of her
son tiainucr remarkable talents. The
daughter had been educated before her
father's death, and. when grown, mar
ried Mr. Monet, of St. Louis, who be
came a prominent commUMon merchant,
and died a few vears niro. Mrs. .Moflet
now lives In Sew York. nos$eed of
ample fortune. Her mother lives with
her. Orion Clemens, the oldest child.
was working In the olilce of a St. Louis
paper when his father died, but came
home soon alter and started a paper in
Hannibal. It had a short lite. Alter a
good many adventures in various parts
of America lie llnally settled in Tennes
see, where he now lives, peaceably and
quietly, as little known to fame as a great
many wno aru not. nwiii u ins uruun-r
Mark. Henry Clemens, tlie .younjiest
child, went on the Sllsslsslppl and was
blown up on me i-ennsyivaina, iieai
Natchez, in 1859. He Is said to have been
a man of line ability, and a great favorite
with those who knew him.
I have been around to sec the
J that entertaining series of sketches which
t-areu in mc Attamus wommjr.
alanco of his history Is pretty
Ho went out West, an
...I... i i- .l.t t.. ul..tilntr If."
wuuv nu oiiw le win in iiiiii
' The people hero all read his books as last
as they arc published, but many of them
I do not appreciate his greatness. . A
prophet Is not without honor save in ms
own town, Is as true of a man who makes
fun, as of him who preaches tho gospel
or edits n newspaper., Mr. Clemens docs
not seem to be possessed of a passion lor
J pilgrimages to the scenes of his early
, boyhood. He hits not been here, I be
lieve, since long before 1800. If he does
not. I'lilnn linolf nruttl Minn, till! DhlCC
whom lii! nsi-il to tin (I shelter will bo
; PRO MMm ADVANTAGES;
THE NEW LOW RESERVOIR "STANDARD"
ARE ECONOMY IN PRICE,
z SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION,
QUICK AND UNIFORM
harder for him to Qnd than "the grave of
Adam." J. .
How O'BnldwIn Wim Mmi.
Ned O'Ualdwln. the nuiflllst known as
"the Irish Giant," was shot by Ids part
ner.MIke Flnncll, Tuesday ntglit. O'Uald
wln liau becomo uissatisiicu witu mo uuv
iuess the II rm was doing, and on Sunday
prsuoscu n dissolution. To mis
At about half past ten last night
O'Ualdwln stood at the door of his sa
loon, 43 West street, talking with a
friend, when Flnnell enured. O'Uald
wln touched him on the arm. laying that
he desired to speak to him. They went
Into a room back of the bar.
A few minutes afterward two pistol
shots were heard, and several men who
sat lu the bar-toom ran back ami saw tlie
two men wrestling. U'Uaiuwau ex
claimed, "Take It away Irom him, for
Two men seized l-innclianu ilniireeu
him into the bar-room, and there the
others allowed him to escape.
Dr. Klilneuresseu u uaiuwiirs wound?,
and he was taken to the Park Hospital.
There were two wounds, one in the right
side which is thought to have penetrated
the liver, and one near the centre of the
abdomen, which (Iocs not appear to be
deep. Although the patient's general
symptoms were good, hii recovery is
"O'Ualdwln says that when ho entered
the back room lie sat down ami said,
"You'd better sell out, Mike, the place
don't suit mc, and I'm going to quit.
Mike said, 'are you going to leave me,
Xcd?' and I said yes, and then he drew
a big pistol out of his pocket and shot
inc. 1 jumped up and tried to take the
pistol away, and he shot me again."
O'Ualdwln sent for n priest as soon as he
was shot. He told Cnpt. Saunders he ex
acted to die, hut he did not want to pros
O'Ualdwln was released from Moya
mending prison about two months ago.
He arrived lu N'ew York without a dol
lar. Some friends furnished the saloon
at X West street tor him. and he beirau
life air.iln with the Intention, lie bald, of
living honestly. Ho rclmed challenges
to enter the prize ring again, and earn
estly repudiated all challenges punit'iicu
over his name. He has been iu liad health,
suffering much from rupture. This was
aggravated by reckless driving.
Great Durability with Handsome Designs, and Giving PERFECT
MADE OWIiY BT
Excelsior Manufacturing Comp'y
012, 014, 010 and 018 W. MAIIT STEEET, ST. LOUIS, MO.
AND SOU) MCOLUfllVELY BY
C. W. HENDERSON, Cairo, Illinois.
, And dealer In "
FLOUK, MEAL. DRAIN KAY,
GMIH1 ' !"
Commission Merchant1 '
AND DKALKn V
NOW IS THE TIME!
Presents For All!
A Now Method of Making a
"Revolution in the Dry Goods Trade !"
We announce to the Public of Cairo anil Vicinity that wc tiac nguln lcturucii to Cairo nml
ojienm si our uiu atuuu
XTo. 142 A 144; Commercial Ave.
A full, Omiiiletn and Well Pt-leclt-d Stock of
DRY GOODS & CLOTHING,
Lalie' anil (jt-nlli-mcn'ii Furnltlilng Oooils, where we will ami are now HTi.imt to offi-r
TSE BEST INDUCEMENTS EVER GIVEN BEFORE.
W'c propose to Kin- In our Drr ttood.n Store to rnch nml every customer purrluiaing to the amount
oi teeii iionnrn ".), ivn lani-t oi uinco. uuraim win lie
LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER,
Uader City lUtlenl Bak. r'
I WILL tell In car-load loti at mtt.ractnrtrt t
prices, aildlna Freight. ,
JOHN B. PHIIXII
(Snccciaors to Julm B. riilllln)
Anl Dentirs In '
HAY, OORH, OATS, FLOUR,
MXA1, BBAH, tc.
AftsU for LAFIIK ft KA1TD rWTKX CO
:Corar Teatk 8trt ud Ohio
KATHUSS 4c UHL,
to iIcwti; the future confldencc
heretofore placea In us, insuring th- public that our lieit etrurts will beuieil to merit the :inu-
Wo solicit a call from ono and all.
H3f Durlnir the cnldemlu of intermit
tents In the W est this season, the whole
lmineiiMi stock of AVer's A Lue Cure be
came rxh.-uisu.-d, and tho producing power
of his Laboratory was found Inadequate
to meet met iienianu. -tiany wno Knew
its extraordinary virtues lor the cure of
Ulillls anu i ever, paid exorbitant prices
lor ii. this Ague unro Is sain, bv Uiojo
who use It. to never fall. Itwder, 1( you
must have medical aid, take the tiest of
medicine, l'oor remedies are dear, a
rood are cheap, at any price you have to
pay for them. CAciWcsroi Courier.
HEILBRON & WEIL,
142 & 144 COMMERCIAL AVENUE.
A THUS! V watch kept night anil day fur
trains ami steamboats,
Hie best of accommodations
Kuetts at Two Dollars per Uar.
STRATTON & BIRD,
Hon for Coal by the oar-load,
br in nogsneaas, ior axpmeni,
iptiv Bttonaoa to.
To large consumora and all
lifnntnrnrq. wo aro Drorjarcd
lupply any quantity, by the
i or year, at unitorm rates.
0AIK0 CITY C0&1 COMPAKY.
I tall Ida y Uro.'a office, No, 70 Ohio LeTee.
Ilaimur nro 'a wnanuoai.
it Virviitiiin M11U. nr
lit the Coal Dump, foot of Thirty-Eight
lost Office Drawer. 300.
AQENTS AMERICAN POWDER CO
57 Ohio Levee.
O. D WILLIAMSON,
I Commission Merchant,
No. 7 OHIO LEVEE.
SPKCIAI. attention given to consignments and
wm I n 11
ler, tags, risn,. rouury,
,me and all kinds or fresh
Fruit and Vegetables.
Ihth Street, Carro. Ill .,,.A!T.!.,.V.I?,.
. . ... aiii..,i ., I
B. F. PARKER,
lOnlerafor 8teamloal proinmly filled at
1-vMr. day or lilsht. 7-13-tf
Iholesale, Retail and
r?aints, Oils, Varnishes,
jVall Paper, Window Glass, win
clow Bnaaes, so.
Always on hand, tbe ceHurateU llliunlnntlng
'heat Cash Frioo
took for the People.
Ot j pi. r. ltd .aiisvlnit, ou Ih. aaiurtl,
IUMIAUB.. 1 niufniawifr.1 rti.iioii, pi lit. " "
Juuc, ana aiMUliint.
Iriiv oil iho 'W" wnm cl ilit t r'nary and O.u-
r medical tork
i bov dlHiwi.
ionftirnprovjaitrmiit Bptrmtorrltft, gtv
ii of tump. Alia fmU Utdiosl TrtftUit ouUk
il iic..-" befcra anu imt mail
4 .nd Ikon cuiwiiiiauiia uurrui
. n.inxruul UM'll I Btlont fcl all tt
Corner Eleventh Street and WMhlaaT
CAIRO CITY BINDERY,
BINDER AND BLANK BOOK
lulletln Dulldinir, Corner Twelfth Street
and WoahlnKten Avenue,
tfCoanlr aud lUilroad Work specially.
OLD CLEMENS 1IOUSE.
It is situated Iii the northern part of
town, mm lias been iiineii nejiiecieu. u
mod to be in the center of the buslncs
quarter, and wheie the main biiildliiKS
now lire, there was then a wlUe. deep
nond or slouch where Mark shot dueks.
In Its dav. It was somewhat of a preten
tious buildinir. It was two-stories hlcli.
Inula lonir ell and was really a aood sized
house. The front has one door and two
wh rlowf . while the cldcs look bare and
blank. It is now painted a dullish red or
iim.vn and Is inhabited by a tribe of col
ored people. In two or three steps of the
ilwelllnir house Is a little -hanty. used by
.lnilrr.. Clemens for an olilce mid justice
court-room. ir. na u very iiiiciuiu,
patched-up appearance, and is haruly
lili'li i-iioiiL'li lor a tall man to stand
str.thiht between thellonr mid ralt-rs. It
woukl not be too blir to tnkc to the cen-
tiinii:il : lar more coiiM-iueiit man me
I 40.000 ton stone mannlon sufc'jjesteu by
Honiebouv in Est. i.oun. Jm now lei me
say sometnius auoiu
mark's early career
wlion n tiMi vear.old urchin and upwards
He was a precocious child. At least that
is what his friends say, but when he was
n Piiiiii tiii-v tlioiiL'ht lie was anythlmr
else. He would not, or at least did not
go to school much and what lie now
In has discovered principally by
his own ellorts. He Is therefore one of
nnr si- lt.made men. He was an oddity
trom the beginning, taking as betore re
marked, stroniflv alter his mother. He
niwnvalinil a. droll wav ot talking but
mllv innde himself lutcrestinsr. in
luet there was fun in his very drollery.
The boys all liked him and followed him
mi to hear him talk. Some of the people
say they well remember when he went
about town wearing nu old straw hat, a
pair of cotton pantaloons hung up by one
suspender, nud barefooted, lie was not
a bail bov. and not even mischievous, but
was mild and gentle, something after
the manner ol n lamb. Ono
would Biippose, from a perusal of his
books, that Mark Twain was at some
time, at least, a hard case rather a
brick" but those who know him well
say he has always been temperate and
Tho Urst thing lie ever attempted in
the wnr of doluir any work was to serve
on a steamboat as cabin bov. At that
time It was a lucky boy who got such a
place. Steamboating was Just reaching
its glory, anu to be a captain, a cicric, a
pilot or an engineer was about as high
up as most boys thought ordinary mor
tals could ever go. It was such a fasci
nating, tempting life that many a boy
ran uwhv from mother, father and every
thing to serve on the river In alme-6t any
capacity, mien urion Siemens came
back to Hannibal, after his father's death,
to start u paper, young hum came
ntrtho river and went Into tho printing
olilce. Hero ho learned to ,lstlck" type
and L'ot his first Ideas. I suppose, of lit
erature. Like thousands of others who
have madu distinguished writers, no got
his best schooling at the "case," I think
It was then that ho began to write his
llrst characteristic sketches, though I am
not sure. After serving a good appren
ticeship ho went back to the river ; this
timo with Cnpt. Howen, a well known
sicamhoatman In his day. and learned the
lower Mississippi where ho served after
wards as a pilot, From his experience
1 1 icio and Ms imagination, he drew forth
Tbe Best ii always the Cheapest T
The eliding top Is without seams or
hinges, and cannot get out of order.
The measuring Pump Is the easiest.
rest est, and only patint pump used
inasjaivanued iron tanK. rrices reduoed.
end tor catalogue.
WILSON A EVENDEN.
falmUti inj Manufacturer, 41 4t Wnt Lka Bt. Cbicuo
For Sale at Manufacturers price by
NORTH SIDE OF EIGHTH STREE7
Between Washlnirtou and Commercial
l l 11 - "
Head-Quarters for Groceries !
MMEiVSE STOCK ! GREAT VARIETY I LOW PRICES I
Provisions. Seeds, and other Produce.
Wm. Glenn A Sons,
68, 70, and 72 Vine Street, CINCINNATI.
S34L Oblo Xiovoo.
No 0 Olil.) I.tuc,
E. J, Ayrci.
S. D. Ay res.
AYRES fc CO.,
ONLY $1.25 A YEAR.
ILLIAM K. SMITH, SC. D.
RESIDENCE: No. 21 Thirteenth atrect, lit
ivnetn WasliiDKtou avenue and Walnut trvtt.
OmCK:. North tide or Klghth atrrtl be
tween Commercial and WaaliinKton avenue.
W. DUNNING, SC. S.
KE3IDENCE: Corner Ninth and Walnut
OFriCE: Corner Sixth atrcet and Ohio Levee.
OFFICE HOURS: From Oo.m. 12ui., and
roHN h. vmjasx,
Attorney at Iaw.
OFFICE: At residence on Ninth Street, be
tween Washington avenue and Wuluut t,
REAL ESTATE AOENT.
JOHN a. HABMAN &
L. D. THOMS,
And dealer In
STAPLE AND FANCY
Foreign and Domestic. Fruits and Nuts
1M COMXttCIAL AVXHTE.
JORVXTAXCnU, K0TABIZ8 PUBLIC
Land AgenU of the Illinois Central and
Burlington and ftulney B. B.
Cor. Slxtk and Ohio Levee,
I. U. LYNCH.
U, J. HONVLKY.
LYNCH & H0WLEY,
II. II. CU.NNINCIUAV.
PARKER & CUNNINGHAM,
(Succeaaors to Miller & I'arker,) i '
And Diatom In
WHEAT, MEAL, GBALN.HAY,
C We have leased the Urge Yellow Ware
house, atoraKC cauaclty a,boo tons, which girea
ua ample tacilltle for Htoring and ahlpiilnK.
1 2VN11R AJVCE.
SIXTH STREET, Botwoon OHIO
LEVEE AND COMMEKUIAU
Nanufaotureataisown Horse Shoos and
oan Assure Good Work.
tit Nortk ICata Sir est, IT LOUIS.
CjAWTEL P. WHEELER,
Attorney nt Iiw.
OFFICE: Ohio Isvee, over room formerly
occupied by Fimt National lluuk,
Attorney and CouiiNelora
OFFICE: Ohio Ixvee, rooma 7 uud tf
City National llmik,
William II, arern,
WlllUin II. OIllH-ri,
Mllee Fa-d'k. Gilbert.
fl3.Sieclal atlention glvcli to Admiralty and
BOX and BASKET GO
AUkinda hard and soft,)
FLOORING, SIDING, LATH, fto
Mill sad Yard,
3rnr Thirty-Fourth Street and
Collectors snd Conveyancers.
OVFIOE-At the Court House.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.-
IN THE CITY.
Goods Sold Very Close. .
Comer lBta St.: and Commercial Av
C. N. HUGHES,
Orir MstBSM VU'i.
"VTONE but yirat-Claaa Ccui-aaltd
B AFFORD, MORRIS
City ITstisssl Baak