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W. L. BRISTOL,
fcoppB ororything pertaining to
tuo line of Staple and Fancy Gro
oerioB, Weodrawaro, Vegetable!!,
Fruitu, tto., &o.
Try My Mew Style Mixod
DifToront Combination Prom any
Before Offered in tho Markot,
und of Excellent Flavor.
Choice Selection of
and FLOWER TOTS.
& HULL M Wl Wisn,
Sweat a::d Rich
Central Hop Yeast
Again This Summer.
No. 32 EIGHT STREET
XX X UXJ J XVVJTXX,
'V. f A K. HfliNf B n Mudrfvl
Orders for Coal by tho car-load,
UUJUllV UilUUULU lUi
SrTo largo consumors and nil
unufiinttirors. wo nro nrnnnrnrl
onth or year, at uniform rntos.
CAIRO CITY COAL COMPANY.
At KiMiithm .MIIU. or
IIUIII'IJIJ IflU 0 n nan uuiu
111 MIC VUDi S'lWMJI, IVUi Ul X 4J4I "Xaljjllt
Tier. cuny. risn. ruuiirv.
r- rv i. r i x
n mo nnn nil 1 nnc riT inacn
Fruit and Vegetables.
hour, day or night, t-ij-ii
noiesaie, Retail ana
Book for the People.
YjIOLOQY 1 A kiilllnifcto tncillcal oik of 25(1
.uii.lu nihimii ijiif 1 a nil HO Una
f iin 1 i ami I'tiir rti luiri. tui t lie natural.
Hill Ali . ) iuonil una I'' nut Mullen. 01 (ho
ha Myitorloi of UoproUuctlon, to. A tumUnl
'.rltvou ilicrttiniii'iiiiiiillliwUrmftry andOcn
--Arm iMtit Lulliirxif.ini'luilhiu ull lurnuut'tri4
Vsneieaiftt"! i;uroiiiuxJieaeui ihwi:ci. uic
a of Early Abuses en fan chuulvy ttiu na I lie ilaiu
of nivii befort iiul Httvr niarrlnuc liadlnx lunrc
rJ idtfuy ml Impoteuoy ai'thuto roumcllurtutliij
Ui tit! tUuii iiiittciiiniallniC murrUsc ut n mtrc
' miuicruut irtn 1 ptlom tot oil the uliutc dUi ava.
'n.n riow-ri.l.w,wuiulli cUVi. H.W. A Vain.
uii me uiPTuwtt irratmcnt il Spormi.torrhe a, rIv
a if " itatiiii. A1 !. Medical Treftlity in the
R. SMYTH & CO.,
Foreign and Domestic
U 3M;S OF AIiIj ItDH,
' No. 60 Ohio Lovee,
MKSXIU-. MtYTJI A CO. have constautly
a lirKC Mock (if the lt K'"' tliiliu' Inar
ktl, nnt Kite I'-prcIal utlcnliou lu I lie tWiultuil
STRATTON & BIRD,
AGENTS AMERICAN POWDER CO.
57 Ohio Levoe.
G. D WILLIAMSON,
Tto. 70 OHIO LEVEE.
SI'KCIAI. attention glim tocontlsnuii iiti nnd
B. F. PARKER,
faints, Oils, Varnishes,
Wall Paper, Window Glass, Win
dow Shades, &c.
Ahiajrs on hand, llv teltbrstol IlltiuilnntlDf
Bronn' 33xi! XcliaaCi
Corner Eleventh Street and Wahiuif
CAIRO CITY BINDERY,
T. O. IZuola,
mm AND BLANK BOOK
Bulletin Building, Cor. Twelfth Street
KJ-tonnty nnd IUIlru.id Work n Si-ctely.
Tbo Bost is alwnys tho Cheapest?
The sliding top Is without leomi or
hinges, nnd cannot cet out of order.
The measuring Pump Is the easiest,
rnstest, and ONLY PATENT PUMP used
In n gnlvaniied Iron tank. Prices reduced.
Send for Oatalogue.
WILSON II EVENDEN,
JUotti m J Mma'irlortri, ! A i) Vt Ul. El., Cblcuo.
For Sale at Manufacturers' prices by
SIXTH STREET, Between OHIO
LEVEE AND COMMERCIAL
Manufactures lilg own Ilorsa Shoos and
can Ajsuro Good Work.
w ntln School Kurnl Mire or iuptiiici thnuld write
J K, llAKER.Kn.il N BcrentliBt.Jit.I.ouli.Mo,
TV O VA X IT VAT,
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efll, aulltlxx BulldUaar, Citnn T-wlftli. Street ma
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, THUSRDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1875.
THE HISTORY OF SUICIDE.
Wliero the Art Hirrcn Rnrouraiccii.
nuil Where Frowned I'pun Nome of
tin) Old Litw Hurt lh i'M In Itclii.
Ion to I'elo ilr no.
tVnun the Svvr Yn:k Mm. J
At ttio Inst nice-tint; of the AiedlcoLenl
Society .Mr. it. S. Gucrusov"" iniiier on
"Thu i'dinl I.uvvh JWatlti to Muiuhlo in
Anclunt nnd Modern Tlincs" wu read by
Dr. .Miller. Alter dellnliiK the dill'erences
between tbu two classed of suicides re
Cognized by the law, the author took up
tho Iilntorv or Eiiteldu and the liws bear
ln upon It In dlUercnt ugea and dllVeieiit
Tho Moualy law contains no penalty
wtjttoae tc. M no urat tiuieiuc.x men
tloned In the Old Testament" were those
ot Saul and his uruior-bturcr. rtauwon'n
death can hardly be called a Biilclde. Jo
.sephus t;iyn that in .ludea the body ol
the man who had taken his own lil'u win
not burled till alter Min.-ct. in tome
Darts ol' India suicldu vas ouco comld
ered meritorloui. but the &elMuiiuola
tion of widows ou thulunerui pytvs of
their Iniebaiids U no longer permitted.
In China Hilcidc is by no means uncom
mon and no disgrace attaches to tiie vic
tim ol liU own violence, or to liH laniliy.
in Japan BUleideii are lreijuciit. and the
taking of one's life Ii olteii looked upon
as meritorious. When an ollleial lias
faded In tliu perlonnuiice of hl-t duty
he has the pr vllt-go of performing
hari-kari, or dUeiubowclllug liluisell', to
bavo him tliu disgrace ot Hying by the
hand of the executioner. II he avails
hlmsell of tlie privilege liU property Is
baved lrom forfeiture and liU family Irom
dishonor, lu soiiiq countries the act of
Filicide i? lool;ed upoif as heroic, and tie
quentlv the ?oii o! the self-murderer are
rewarded for lite courage of their father
with important appointments and promo
tions. The Stoics, the disciples ot Zcno,
tauuht that suicide under certain circuiu
sUmces was riglit ; that us man had noth
ing to tiiir alter deuiii, lie was at liberty
to take his own lll'e whenever It became
irksome to lilui. I'ythagoras held that
no man had the right to leave tils pou
without mi order lrom his commauder,
but other ptillobopiiers remoned that as
man's life was Ids own lie could di.po:c
ol It as lie1 pleased.
Egeius was t-aid to be fo clofjuent In
prahe of dentil that hundreds who heard
111 ti made away with themselves, and
suleide became epidemic. I'toletuy,
alarmed at the spread of the Infatuation,
ordered Egeliis away from Alexandria,
and the people at once came to their
At one time In France puison was fur
nished to all who could give sati-faetory
prooi that It was Utter lor tlieni to die
than to live. A cobbler who had deter
mined to kill himself thtiu-'ht he would
do It with eclat ; mi, having prepared his
)oion, lie ociran a letter wiiicli was to
m read after ids death, mid to be talked
of throitixhoilt the province. JIu Marled
oil' with a quotation, and continued,
Tliui says Molicrc," but tearing that he
had erred In attributing the remark to
Molieru, ho took down hi favorite author
and lieijaii to read. Alter an hour's
plea-ant communion with the ureal
writer he put the pohon away and went
10 work at his hist.
Tin- .Mile-hn virgins once became ni
dieted with the lii-ane notion that tliey
should commit suicide, and many ol them
obeved the impulse. A law was p.ssed
or mining that the body of the suicide
should be drugged naked through the
streets, and tills i ll'ectiiallv dispelled the
Illusion. Some of the l.omaii jurists
ald that suicide was a felony unless per
mitted by the Emperor. Under one em
peror the soldleri we re set to ditching
and making -ewers. Mortilied at what
they looked upon as an Ignominy, many
of ilieiu committed suicide. Under an
other, a .soldier attempting suicide was
treated as a deserter. Doiultian decreed
that the suicide of a person would entail
upon liiui the dishonor that would have
attached to him iiad his crime been proved.
Among the early Christians there was
an ardent lonidiig for martyrdom, mid
under tho Iniluencu of Tertulllan's say
hiirs, "The blond of the martyrs Is the
seed of the church," number? of them
fell victims to their religious fanaticism.
A illshops' Council in tho fifth century
decreed that suicide was thu effect of dla
bo'ieal inlluence. Atlcrward the church
treated lias a sin, and the body of the
self-murderer win buried without the
sacred rites. In the time of Louis IX. of
Franco the body of iho suicide was sub
Jected to the grossest indignities. It was
taken from the house through an opening
made for tho purpose, was horribly mu
tilated, and buried at night. No mass
was allowed for the soul ol the dead man,
but thu charitably disposed were kindly
permitted to pray lor its rcpo-o If they
Mahomet expressly forbids suicide in
the Koran, and the crime Is extremely
rare among Mahonimedans.
The Unman Catholics, tho Greeks, and
Protestant Episcopal churches prohibit
the reading of the burial service over tho
body ol the suicide, except in thu case of
one who died while Insane. The statute
law of Englatid prohibits it in all cases.
At the time of the lielbrmation in, Eng
land, the suicide's property was conlls
cated to compensate the State for thu loss
of a subject, Ids body was buried at the
cross-roads, nnd a stake was driven
through it to mark the detestation of the
law, and to deter others lrom thu crime.
Tills very ancient rule fell Into general,
If not entire disuse many years ago, but
It was us! repealed until tho fourth year
of Oeorgo I ,'s reign, and even then, to
manifest the horror of tho law at the act
ol suicide, it was ordered that tho body,
which might bo placed in a churchyard,
or other consecrated ground, should bo
buried at night and without thu perform
anco of religious rites.
The Indians of South America, when
oppressed beyond endurance by their
Spanish conquerors, tnado away with
themselves In creat numbers. They
were checked only by being told that If
thoy did not desist from the practice,
their masters would commit suicide too,
and follow them into the next world,
where their toils and torments would bo
increased tenfold. Tills threat had the
desired ellect. There Is little suicide
among the North American Indians. It
I only thu snuaws who kill themselves.
They nlways do this by hanging to a
i tree, and invariably select tint smallest
1 ...til ...... I. ..II....
I run mitt nm iiiismi'. ine iiwjmsu, iji-unv
linr that in the next world they will bu
obliged to drag the tree about with tuetn
Ono-thlrd of tho vessels of tho Italian
naw are offered for snlo at auction.
Their original cost was ten millions, of
dollars; tho prleo now asked lor Iho
whole lot Is only one million. Dealers
In tire-wood nnil old Iron nro afforded an
THE KING OF SWEOLN.
A .Mnnnrrh Without Any Vomemp
fl'iorn n Irtlcrof Mr. K-1), llnlton. In the Mil
As we returned to the western front of
Hie palace the King and some of hi
Irlcnds wero standing hi tho poicli. IIo
recognized Mr. Damfiidt from ncross the
wide graveled walk by lifting his hat to
him; whereupon Mr. U. excused hhnsell
to us, and proceeded to pay his respects
to thu King. The King, In n eenlble and
friendly wny, extended his hand cordially
to his "Superintendent of Agriculture
and Comnih'loner to the American Ex
position." They convened for a little
time, when the two descended the
stairway and beckoned us to ap
proach. What! was the King going
to greet lis strangers? He Shook bauds
with us In the tame cordial war that
Gov. Taylor would greet ti citizen of
t iscousin caning upon nun at tnocapi
tol. He speaks EnglUh fluently, and
asked how we wero pleased with our
journey hi Sweden. &c. Hcplylng to his
inquiries. I took an early opportunity to
thank him lor the part Ids Government
was uiKitig in our centennial Exposition.
He replied, In consideration of the num
ber ol Swedes who had gone to America,
and the friendship homo our Govern
ment, It was but proper that Sweden
should take part lu the Exposition. I
eald to him that his personal pres
ence In America would bo
cordially welcomed hv our peo
ple. He replied that that 'lime could not
now be. and expresed regr t that In his
earlier life he had nut accepted the op
portunity ol visiting the new world. But
he intimated that it was possible that lie
might send one of Ids sons. Thus our
conversation ran on. When he said,
"May I have the pleasure or Introducing
y to the Queen" Certainly. Why
not ? Being lieie at the King's palace at
Drottlngholin, on this exquislio after
noon, and upon the invitation ol the
King himself, why not be introduced to
the Queen? Thu King leads thu way
through the palace from the
west front to tho lawn upon the cast
iront. where the royal family ami their
guests are enjoying themselves in the
shade of the palace. The King directs
a servant to linitn the Queen to Join him.
when the sweet-fceed woman, dressed
with charming taste, approaches, and we
were Introduced to the Queen ofSweden.
She could sneak EnglMi, though not as
well as the King. She and tnv wife held
uno conversation, while 'the Kin"
brought his Minister to Washington, Mr.
Stevenson (at present spending some
time in Sweden), and Introduced him.
Oscar II.. the present king ol Sweden,
is the grandson of Uernadotte, and has
been upon the throne hut three or four
years. Ho Is a man about forty-six or
seven years ofage ; Is tall and well formed.
He is represented as a very abstemious
and temperate man hi Ids habits seltlng
an excellent example to his subjects in
his nrh'nte character. So f:ir nj I ran
judtfe. hN reln give? sailsfaclion to his
people, and nil jroes well here in Swe
den, so far as iho Government Is con
eemed. I lieiw nri! four im mwi i..
Crovn Prince Is now a boy ot some sev
enteen years oi age.
A rnmoiiH Meillrut Institution,
., If'rom'.llietlilcau'o'llmc 1
lllO ll'lllli' of Dr. If V !!-
Buffalo, X. V., bas become as familiar to
me neopie an over tlie country as "house-
hold U'ni-llc '' 111: irAii.Ynl -,..,.. It. .
... w, .,,1 1 - Kill III.,
his pamphlets and books, and his large
.v.iii.u v.ii-uciice, nave nroujflli mm
Into nroininenni .mil 'rlvnn lilm n cnll.l
reputation. The Times, hi thu present
"ue. presents a whole-page communica
tion from Dr. Pierce, and our readers
may gain from it some Idea of
the vast proportions of his busi
ness and the merits of his medi-
1 ,n hai at I'Mlalo a mammoth
establishment, appropriately named "Tho
Vt orldS Dispensary' where patients are
treated, and the remedies compounded.
Here nearly a hundred persons are em
ployed lu the several departments, and a
corps ol able and skilled physicians stand
ready to nllevlatu the sufferings ol bu
inanity by the inon approved methods-.
These physicians are in froiu"iit consulta
tion with Dr. Pierce, and their combined
experience Is brought to bear on the suc
cessful treatment of obstinate eacs. The
Doetnr Ift n nmn nf n Inrn,.
perl?nce, nnd Ids extensive knowledge of
ii.imi. i iiii-uii.'.i nil uuoii acKiiowieil"'el
by prese titntIon! of degrees from two of
fii.n. .uuuiuH uuiurs in nil! JntlCI.
If you would patronbe Medicines,
selciilltlcally prepared by a skilled Phy
sician .and Chemist, use Dr. Picrco''s
Family .Medicines. Golden Medical Dis
covery Is nutritious, tonic, alterative. and
blood-clcaiislng, and an unequaled Cough
Ueuiedy; Pleasant Purgatlvo Pellets,
scarcely larger than mustard seeds, con
stitute an agreeable and reliable phy-ic :
Favoiit Prescription, a remedy for debili
tated females; Extract of Smarl-Wrcd, a
magical remedy for Pain. Howe! Com
plaints, and an unequaled Liniment for
both human and hoivc-llesh ; while Ida
Dr. Sago's Catarrh lleiuedy U known the
world over as the greatest specific for
Catarrh and "Cold in tho Head" ever
given to the public. They are told by
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
IN THE CITY.
Gooda Sold Very Close.
Corner lOtU St. and Commercial Av
C. 0. PATTER & CO.
Corner Wnohinaton Av, and 14th Street,
j CAIRO, ILL.
OPEN EROM 5 TO 0 P.M. DAILY.
, THE NEW LOW RESERVOIR "STANDARD"
-sHri n mat
Groat Durability with Handsome Designs, nnd Giving PERFECT
MADE ONLY BY
Excelsior Manufacturing Oomp y
uw' u nnd 018 N. MAIN STREET, ST. LOUTS, MO.
AND SOLO EXCLUSIVELY By
s.i7.a w- HENDERSON, Cairo, IUiuola.
J- BURGER A CO.
Still Ahead as Usual
This Finn has just brought on
an Immense Stock of
Fall h Winter Dry-Goods
COMPRISING ALL TIIE
NOVELTIES OT SEASON
WHICH THEY OFFER AT
AND WHICH HAS CAUSED THE
EVER SEEN IN CAIRO.
A LARGE, BRAN-NEW STOCK OF
CARPETS AND OIL CLOTHS.
Rockwell's Old Stand, 124 Commercial Ave.
Wood ! Wood ! Woo d !
COAL! COAL! COAL!
BIG MUDDY (Mount Carbon Coal.)
fli?iro 5s SV,11018 TratiBfcr & Coal Company is ow nvoaarcd to
fl I orders for Wood and Coal. Dolivorod to any par of tho City, at
Th,SrWost CAsh Pri?0' OPFIOB AND YARD at tho Cairo JeBt.
Louis Nawow Gaugo Depot.
Wood, sawed, per cord
Wood, savi-d ivnd split, per coul
Coal, cfti load, per ton
Goal, car load, ainirljtoti
Coal, car load, ono-half ton
Sixth street nnd Commercial Avenue,
Orders Solicited and Promptly Filled.
- T' M- WARD, Supt.
yTXZ.LIA B. SMITH, M. D.
IIKSIDJINCK: No. SI Thirteenth street, be
tween Wucliiugton nvenne and Walnut street.
0IT1CK: North cido of Eighth Btreet be
tvrecn Commercial and Wmlilnitlon avenue.
W. DUNNINQ, M. D.
UKallir.NCl'.: Corner Ninth mid Walnut
ori'ICIS: Comer Sixth uticct and Ohio Levee.
01T1CK 1I0UKS! From t) a m. 12m,, and
from -.' to 8 p.m.
JOHN H. aiULKEY,
Attorney ul Law.
0IT1CK: AtivMemo on Ninth Street, be
tween Wushlui;touacniKinnd Walnut M.
Q.REEN Sc GILBERT,
Attorney m and CouuMcIorN
OFFICE : Ohio Lcveo, renins 7 and 8
City National Dunk,
William II. Orecn, )
JVIliUm 11. Ullbert, CAIHO. ILLINOIS.
n 0Spcclal attention given to Admiralty and
NORTH SIDE OF EIOIITII STREE1
Between Waahlnston and Comraorolal
lonl MAiiiii tr rtmllilrntlAl titfnlor. ot RrcmtTnliie.
Ir, n. CI .VAitn, er. Wnsli. HvindhnnrolU, Ind.
ARE KCONOMV IN PRIOR,
QUICK AND UNIFORM
- 56 00.
Ohio tevoe, at the Crystal Saloon, cornet
and at the Company's Onlco. aMWU' lur"01
JOHN (I. HARMAN & GO.
J0HVETANCEB8, NOTABIES POMIC
Land Aironts of tho Illinois Central nnd
Burllueton and Quinoy II. II.
North Cor. Sixth and Ohio Levee,
f. o. i.v.vcii. jr. j. iiowlkv.
LYNCH & HOWLEY,
collectors and Conveyancers.
OFFICE-At tho Court House.
In ChnceryMiter' Bale.
State of Illinois, Alexander County j-n.
In thu Alexander County Cli-cult Couit.
William M. Atherton and John Hodge vh. John
iiaiiienanu Jiurgurei nsnaco I urillion.
PUI1LI0 notice U hcivby given that In pur
Huanee of ii decree. ltmrieriHl In thu lihuvt, n
titled caudc. iu anld court ut ihc May terra thereof
A. II.. 167', I. John Q. llarinnu. waiter lu
chtnrcry at said couuty, will, on Tuesday, tho
2MH day ofOclolwr. A It , 1H75, at the hour of 'J
o'ciock p.ni., ui nuiii nay, ten ai imiillo .vendue,
ntthccouithouitedoorinthe city of Cairo, iu
bald county, the I'ollowinirdcdcrllMHl ruil nlatv.
to- wit i The south hair of the northeast nunrli r
orseclion twenty aeven townihln lineen
(I.;), south, reuse, number two (i) weit of the
third principal meridian, in the county ol Alex
ander anu titate of Illinaia. together Willi the
icmiuvim aim utrcuiiauieuin incrcuoio uv
Inngtog or thereto appertalnius.
Tcriuj of Rale -One-half cub In hand, balance
luoucnndtvfo veara equal luvmenH, with lv
percent, interest iwr auiiuni iherrani deferred
payments to bo Hcrurfl by mortgage nu thu
Criro'lUlnoli, September 2Uh. .
JOHN Q. HARMAN,
Maiter In Chancery.
Llnecnr Lan'dcn, CoroplMn.wt'a Solicitor
FLOUR, HEAL. amAIN HAY,
r r i i "
Mmu?"vw. I OMBO.IIJJKpi.1,
Gtwral'- 1 '
akd nrxunt rs
LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER,
Uadsr City Nationnl Buk.
T ull la csr-losd loH at nvntifaetwrrr
. pricci, niMInc Freight.
JOHN B. PHXXXIS
IMcemora to Jofcn'B. Bhllllo)
,nd Dfalcra In
HAY, CORH, OATS, FLOUR,
MEAT, BR AM, etc.
Agent! for IATLIN & RAND T0WPE8 CO
ICornor Tenth Street and OMs
7 I). Malhtm. i: C.
MATHUSS Sc UHL,
FLOUR, GRAIN, HAY AND
84 Olxio licvoo.
Xo fO Ohio I.cvtv,
U. J. Ayrca, , H, I. Ayri.
AYRES & CO.,
L. D. THOMS,
And dealer In
STAPLE AND FANCY
ForIn and Domestio Fruits and Kuts
1M COMHERCIAI AVENUE.
11. II. CIWNINOIIAU.
PARKER & CUNNINGHAM,
HuccesaorR to Miller X I'arker,)
And Dealers In
WHEAT, MEAL, GRAIN, HAY,
TE. j WIIi0' ILLINOIS.
CI OUIO LLV
ITVWa have leased Iho Ijircrc Yrllow Ware
lmiisc, etorutto capacity 3,iiou tons, which givcj
U'iimmiV r. 'Itlcn loralorlnsniidiflilpplnj;.
C. N. HUGHES,
Nented1"1' il,'8t'C1,14 -'omiunIe3 repre
AND 0 ANDES,
73 OHIO UEVEE,
City KtUt&al luk Bulldiur, op-italri.
The Oldest EatahlUbsd Ajrenoy in Sotit
om llllaoli, raprea.ntUitr ovni
165 000 000