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UBBOCKIM.
W. L. BRISTOL,
FAMILY
GROCER
Keeps ororythlng portnining to
(he lino of Btuplo anil Fancy Oro
oorloB, Woodonwaro, VoROtnblcH,
Fruits, &c, Sic.
Try
My New Style Mixed
T S3 ik .
Din'crcnt Combination From tiny
Before OH'orcil in tlio Mnrkot,
nnd of Excollont Flnvor.
Choice Selection or
QUEENS WARE,
GLASSWARE.
UROCKERYWARE
and FLOWER TOTS.
i limi tt 'M Ma,
THE "BOSS"
FIB.E EIITSLEH.
- -o
WISCONSIN BUTTER,
3v.-cet a.- 1 RIcIi
Central Hop Yeast
Auuln This Summer.
No. 32 EIGHT STREET
CAIRO ILL.
co. i..
Coal Coal.
PITTSBURGH,
PARADISE,
MT. CARBON(Big MudIy)
AMU
PEYTONA OANNEL
COAL!
Ordors for Conl by tho cnr-load,
'on, or in hogsheads, for sbipmont,
iroraptlv uttonded to.
u.W'To laroro consumers nnd all
manufacturers, wo nro prepared
to Hiimolv any cmnntity, by tho
month or your, at uniform rates.
CAIRO CITY COAL COMPANY.
tJ-lliillliUy ltro 's fitllei-, No 70 Ohio I.f uc
t'5MHltlil:iy Uro 'uMlinrlliost.
tl.ii i',ri..tli, MIIU. nr
,-At llw Wil Dimil', i'uot nfTliirty-KlKht
ir3"l'ot 0(Uc- Drawer. 3"0.
VALENTINE RESOH,
GROCER.
Dealer in
Butter, Eggs, Fish, Poultry,
Game and all kinds of fresh
Fruit and Vegetables.
Eighth Street, Carro. Ill
k--nnlvr tar Kltiiiiilnmt promptly Hllnl at
.iny hour, imyormsiit.
7-13-tf
HOWIE BROTHERS,
PACKERS,
Wholesale, Retail and
Commission.
EIGHTH STREET.
6rUi
Hogs an
host Cash Price paid for
1 Oottlo.
A Book for the People.
l'UYJlOLOCJY
If 1 A IfRUUnsiW niruivm wum pi u
Ursa duublo tuiuiuu iiadcmiiiiVwiine
I ttU f and ciiicrtivliiit un ll.r imlurnl,
Bo J i.tutul ui-4 U'itAl H'lilwi'j3yf the
or
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vl( VentueaUiul CUioula UUtiaieiut UtlLcxri. me
tifcW ot tany Abuica 011 Hie Mkuitt u m ana (la ttuu.
ctr (4 rkCMti btioru mxl nttcr iimrrlac, lrtiUlnj( tuprt--mtitur
lrcy ami Impotcuoy rli(u couillwrtu tti
niurricd una tltuio luittnmtluili.K inurrlajc. Nut lucrv
..i.Brh luiiirtltviiunt. nitlifliuijiiiviioLiuliir tuciliLiil Vork
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iiMcttiiu'ieliHL'ruviutr ntuiviitii Opormotorrhea, it
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ii. Al" n miiuU McdlcAi Treithu CuihK
a til. 11
T1IEMEDI0AL&BUP.GI(JAL INSTITUTE
mm
VOL. 7.
COAHOMA.
A Ur.TAILUl) ACCOUNT OP THE HECEHT
TIIOUULKS IN THAT COUNTY.
Wrlll.'ii li ii
l-imiillil-lit
Ctllili "f
Mitslkllipi.
It wa Hot a Political lMitutUiice Ttutu.
lnt Vhltci and Blacki to Maine.
TIip Itt'iiiiti'rnM Not 'Hriitllll- for
I he ntf Ihrctili.
(Tot Hie C.ilro Itullelln
IMilor Calin Itullrlln
Snt: III ii!jionc to your letter of tliu
Mil, im.-iveil tliU linur, I rive you ln;
low mi .'iccouiit of the uouIjIch In this
county.
'Mil) Iiislkrator of tliu riotous astninbly
of I'olorcil int'ii Ir one llrown, wlio win
lit l lie time tliu flicrill' of C'o:i1ioui:i
comilv. This man was fleclitl to tliu of
llifof shcriir in l&7'l,ns un Aim I! imb
llrvin, In tlio contest ol that year, over
one of our own citizens. After Ills elec
tion in Dcceiutier, 1ST I. lii linniNuiun.
lor rcM'on, wlilcli they then declined to
iii; withdrew Iroin Ins hond, and
lie was kit powerle's to rive
another liouil, when 'everal of our lint
eltl.fii-, vune trljjlit or ten in number,
cum! forward nnd executal for hltu the
tnoit solvent homl ever alvcti liy tiny
.slictifl In the .State. The act at Hie time
wai heartily aiiproved by every one. as
it was k'i'iicrally believed that thecoloied
lco!e would receive and cherish the act
us one ol klmlm-is towards them as will
a, llrown, and I will here do the colored
men the Justice to say they, as a nisi", so
received It. llrown, so lar as his duties
were concerned us Shentl', did them ns
well a Mich olllccm ordinarily
do; wau, to all apncaiances
grateful lor the net and pretended to be
nothing lor the uood of all, both white
and i".lored. Hut he proved a perfect
I'rlah tleep. for while In was making his
protestations of friendship and ience, he
was arousing by incendiary speeches the
bitterest lVeliii' possible In tile bosoms
of the black people a'ralnt the whites.
Itelieviu hlineli', by reason of his over
wlieliuhi'r election, and tho fact of
the oldest anil most wealthy chi
ns here roiii'' on hli bond In the
hour of liU dUticss. to be all-
towcrlul. he snubbed everv one
lere and procteded to Import olllcers for
iu couiiiv. 'i ne nrsi vacancy mat oc
curred was hi the olllceof suerlntciidciil
I hciioois. 1 o nit that oiiice lie Imported
one Geo. (.'. Smith, a brlelit mulatto, and
uaiint'eil to have him iippoiutcd. Ho
then proceeded to stock the county con-
mum ami nan miiiiii uoiiiinatcu to tlio
two oIlitT". of circuit and chancery clerks,
and announced that he Intended to have
lillll fli't'li'il. 1 llu ll(;lviL lininliititi.il nt lli..
couveiitiou excited the UoeM-t luillsua-1
tlon In the brea'-toralmost every bona rule 1
..I.: I. ml. ...I. It,, n.i.l l.l..nl- In. It.-.. iv. i I
IIL1.11I IIVJIll llliv. .Iilii iii.ivn ivi ii.uii.i
id persl-ttntly tiMiircd every
one tliat ilclerclice wouiu no snowii io
he wl'he' ol the tax-pavers In nominat
ing the comity ticket. 1 would here .-ay
that the county U so overwhelmingly
blad; that :hc clticns considered it be.it
o have but one tlckel. but wMied that
ticket in icpre'cnt till parties and bolh
races.
riuiliii'' that thev had been belniyetl
iv lilni. the fltipiis o;illed a iiu-etlii'r nt
night and put another ticket In the Held,
ud while that was heing done the ina-ic
of hypocris-v was pulled Iroin the face of
irown ami ne was snown io ue
i (li'tauitcr anil an lucciiiiiary, at
which he became enraged and
iiiiiouucrd that on Monday night he
would denounce Uov. Alcorn and several
other prominent citizen, and -out run-
icrs to tlio country tor the negnies to
oiiie In town, and come armed, to pro-
ect him hi what he intended ayingnud
doing. TIicm umiuons aroused the on-
tire county, and they were all ready for
ne won,.
I 'noil hearing what message llrown
lad sent the negroes the white people
of Friar's Point became very much ex
cited and fearful as to tho consequences
uch incendiarv lanj;uageand expressions
of Hie -berilV w ould lead to. Dr. Cooper.
ludge Welti, (iein ral Chalmers and other
uoiiilnent citizens leiuoiisiiateu wun
Shei 111" llrown relative to hi Intended
pcech, and Induced him to postpone
it. as such would only add to
Tin: i riu.to i:.cirr.Mi:xr.
Monday nlulit Sherill' llrown sent for
ludireltcld tiud Mr. Cooper, and In an
utervluw assured tlieni that lie nail or
dered all of his men to remain at homo
until cloven o'clock Tuesday morning,
mil then to come in town unarmed, as bo
wished to make a personal explanation
relative to his contemplate.! absence. He
issiireil the w i to men mat it was nest
for him to make this explanation, ami the
negroes to hear it. so as to prevent a riot,
Inasmuch as an Idea might prevail that he
had been driven from the country. 1 ues-
day morning tliu excitement greatly in
creased, ami again aiierui urown was re
monstrated with not to .-peak; and ii'rnln
did ho upturn General Chalmers, .ludge
Weld, Dr. Cooper, and oilier cllUctis that
liu had ordered his men to return Io their
homes. Hut Sheriff llrown insisted at
the same time that tho white men who
hail tfseiiiblcd for protection In case of
the anticipated riot should at onco lcavo l
town. This tno wiuto men wero unwil
ling to do, as there was doubtless a large
body of armed negroes ready for tho
commission of crime and tho "most fla
grant violation of law. Hhenft Urown
declined to open tliu police court for bus
iness until the wlilto men had left tho
town. Upon this refusal being niado
lcnown and uttered by Sheriff llrown,
sent
ot Judgollelil.
,x Aiuini) nonv or nugkoi:s
capluird one of Ihesu couriers, nnd tired
upon the other (Mr. Jenkins), who, be
ing well-mounted, escaped, though hot y
pursued. As Jenkins came tleelug back,
pursued bv negroes, the white people for
tho first lime were madu awnro ot tho
presence of iirined negroes. In faot, so
Implicitly had I he whltn people felled
upon Sheriff Kruwn'a assurances that ho
would nut speak-, aid the negroes would
return without coming Into town, that
the negroes, to the number of live hun
dred.' were actually In tliu streets befoio
they were aware Hint they had even h"i'ii
mounted, well armed 1 equlp,ed, and
when they eamo in the lown, tlm whltu
men, under command of General dial-
llrZ 1 ' f Sl.'oravl.,o,
men Hud Hhliop and -Mr. Jenkins, were AXOTitmt tionv or aii.mi:i Nr.iiitnus
cn.ii nut to -et the coroner, atthe request wero within lour miles of Friar's Tolnt,
Ottl-co, UvilltlflL nvtlldtiiff, C:rat r-'w-alft'h. Ctrt and "VTa.aliin.ct3n. v.Tt-en.vi..
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1875.
men and Colonel White, lot no tlnio
Ill
forming
a i.txr. or hatti.i:
lu front ot the com I house. .Utlkllin!
Sheriff llrown went to Judge Weld and
stdd If be would jfo with him, ho would
prevent the mob" from coming lurtlier
Into town, .ludge Weld nnd M:tj. .M. S.
Alcorn accompanied llu- sheriff to where
the negroes were, hut he was only met
with fierce and vindictive language. The
negroes wcie heard to say that they came
In the town to light: they Intended to
take Hie place or shedevery drop of blood
hi It ; they were red-hot for a light, and
Intended to have ono before they left.
Such was the character or the language
they made use of. Other negroes were
more violent, and lh?y expressed a deter
mination to massacre, pillage and burn.
Among the known negroes who gave
utterance to llerce and bloodthirsty ex
pressions were dell Klllobrcw, Jordan
Thomas, Miles Holding, Foard and Wen
llellsford. When Judge Weld approached
with Shcrlir Urown, he was accosted by
General Will I'eac, who snld: "I'll be
d.nnned If Htowiilian'tiloasho pleases."
Judge Welti 1'lint will he a long lime,
!i ti'Tal. . .
General l'e.tse-What de lull is you
doing here?
Judge Weld-To plop the mob.
General i'ea-e Do you '-pose one
whltn iiiun can do llV
Judge Weld Xo, for I am unarmed
and came in the Interest of peace, and
expect to have it.
'hie negroes i cached within two blocks
of the court house, which 1 centrally
located, wtiere Weld, Alcorn nnd Urown
stopped them, and
TIILIK COMMANUCIi, CiKNEIIAL MASK,
a notorious negro, came forward and de
manded a eoittereneo with General Chal
mers. The latter met him about half
wav and told I'case Hint he would give
hliu fifteen minutes In whl-li to move lib)
men out ol town. Unless he did, then
he (Chalmers) would move them out : he
had come here for the purpose ot protect
ing the citizens and the town. The
lug
whit
itcs were not going to do any injury
to Sherlll Hrown or any other person.
With this Tease departed, and would
have gone home but llrown stopped
them one mile below Hie town. This was
about eleven o'clock in the tnoriihiir, and
after the negroes had fallen back, Shcrirt
Urown returned and asked Jndgu Weld
and MaJ. M. S. Alcorn to go with hlin
down to have a talk with the negroes.
Judge Weld complied with the le
anest, but was again unable to arrho
at anv sail-factory icsult. for he could
not get anv definite understanding as to
what they intended doing. While many
negroes were in favor ol disbanding and
returning home, the majority were en
thiisi.istie in their determination to
tiki: tiii: town.
in tact, tho negroes were enthusiastic
upon this subject, and when .Major M. S.
Alcorn, one of their own nominees, cn
deavoied to quiet them and persuade
them to disband, Hill I'case, the leader,
leveled liis guiiand llrcd. Alcorn grabbed
tliu barrel just hi time to avoid the load
as Tease tired. Alcorn's hand was
scotched bv the powder, and althoiiL'b ho
loll, or wa'' knocked to the ground, bo
managed to escape further Injury, lie Is
nominated on ijiowu'8 ticicct, ami is a
continued ltemibllcau, Ueney we ecc that
tliu nccroca directed Uielr malice ngulli't
tho vhilr people, and not against thcin as
politicians. It u believed tint this con
ference was a ruse on the part of Hrown
to hold the white men in check until he
could be largely relnlorced.
NO IT.ACT. f.t'T IUM. MAS!!.
When Hill Tease withdrew his forces
Iroin Friar's Tolnt, another body of
armed negroes were m rcuU to the town
from an opposite direction. They were
only lour miles distant at the time Tea'e
fell back, and were doubtless hurrying
on to reinforce him. It was believed that
Sheriff Hrown was awaiting the arrival
of tlii- body of men before making jui
active onslaught upon the town. Gen.
Chalmers sent Judge Weld word to end
the conference and return, na he had re
liable news that Sheriff Hrown was being
eon-ti.iiliv reinforced. Alter Judge
Weld l.ili tui ned. Gem nil Chalmers be
ing satUlled that Sherlll Brown's mob
was reel ivhig reiulorceiiifuts every min
ute, ordered C'iptalii Lea and Colonel
White, with their cavalry, to move on the
hostile both. Tho former olllcer with
about sixty and the latter with about
thirty men proceeded to execute this
order. Whereupon Sherlll Hrown, Gen
eral Tease and the negroes fell luck three
miles to Iho bridge over the Sunllowcr
river. There they made a stand as If to
oppose the advance of the white cavalry.
Hy this time the whites had become con
vinced that the negroes wero anxious to
murder the citizens, and licucethey went
forward with no uncertain feeling as to
their duty under the circumstances. Cap
tain Nat l.ea by a dexterous movement
crossed the bayou above the bridge and
came down on their tlank. As soon as
Captain l.ea made this Iclt Hank move
ment, colonel wiiue s coinniaiHi cnargeu
me enemy in iroin.
rius DK i i:iimini:i cn.utou
ai. i dexterous movement struck panic
Into the negroes, who, witn.-jiierui tirow.i
and General Hill Tease, hastily retreated.
A running tight was kent up tlieneu to
Shufordvlllc, eleven miles cast of the
bayou bridgo and lourtcen miles from
Friar's Tolnt. Xo whlto nu n wero killed,
and. so lar as known, none ot tliu ue
groes fell. Accounts received Wednes
day alternoon from General Chalniers
sav that he had dispersed tliu negroes,
who had tied hi every direction, throw'
lug away their clothing, arms and ac
couternicnts. lu an hour after tho ills
perslon of the negroes at Shufordvlllc,
Sheriff Urown, with live other negroes
was seen going at full sneed hi tliu dlrcc
lion of Jonestown. It was conlectiued
that hu was making lor the Mississippi
niut t entiesseo railroad, in orucr to pro
ceod to Jackson and interview Ames
Others bellevo ho was making lor Jones
town to organize another party ot nc
groes and renew the unsuccessful movo
against Friar's Tolnt. When Tensu and
Learning ot tlio light, I hoy retired by the
road on which Sherlll llrown, us above
stated, was last seen. Humor had It tha
Bill Pease, as ho rode bv J. II. Hrown'."
Dlnce, on the Sunflower, twelve mlliis
from Friar's Point, llrcd Into tlio res
Imutn 'I'thn I ml 1tt a frtft niKirrtlt Irti lftn1
I IV fill IIU U WMIitlLIJ , tVljV II
in the side of Hie house mid did not strike
tiny person.
I To Ml him so.
Lato Wednesday afternoon a iiies'ago
was received from General Chalmers to
the following cllt'ct :
CuitKsn.u.i:.
We flrtiiked the negroes out of their
nosltlon at the bayou, anil when wo
A wl. W e ileal that Uiown so it i I u t
nw nrn.ei . I want liln arios e .
I shall got till tho prool 1 can and will
I Ilia ftnimiifirwl (I'll li'w-k- tYmn tlita fnivn
brook up Hill Tcae anil Duma, anil also
2t out a warrant for their arrest and
tlmt of the leaders, and bring them to
trial. The good negroes aro down on
llrown, and tho country l ours. They !
say, "I told him so V
Till; TATA. AJIllLStAIU..
Gciicrnl Chalmers and coniniand camped i
Tuesday night atShufordvllle,andcaily ,
Wednesday inornlllg coiuincilCed drlvlll!'
tho woiids'nnd making detours in every
direction. The negroes were Jumped nt
different point", but fled at tho approach
of the wlilto men. As a young man
named Dan Scott wa" passing along a
road near Surrounded Hill, ha was sud
denly llrcd upon by a party of n. groes,
who were concealed In the underwood
and behind neighboring trees. Although
the shots were llrcd wildly, one load of
buckshot struck vnitug Scott In the
groin, producing a fatal wound.
A VICTOIUOfS CHAttOt:.
Captain Hurke'a cqnad ol eleven caval
rymen, who had but recently passed
along the ro.eJ where the negroes lay lu
nmlni'b. hearing the shot, Immediately
returned, and rhtirged upon the retreat
ing enemy. Tho result was disastrous
Io tiie negroes, who were estimated to bo
from fifteen to twcntw-flvo Iu number.
The white cavalry killed three negroes,
wounded one other, and captured Xch
Leavcll, Hen Jones and Alex. Sims.
Noting Scott was left under the treat
ment of Dr. Tease and other physicians,
and, It was said, cannot survive his
wound. The wounded negro was placed
hi a comfortable position, and his trlcuds
notified of the fact where ho was. A
number of arms, with several drums,
have been captured by Iho scouting par
ties. The three negroes, Xels Leavcll,
Hen Jones and Alex. Sims, were brought
to Friar's Point by a detachment of cav
alry, and committed to jail to await trial
by law. Lcavell was proinineiitlv Iden
tified with the Austin riot of 167I, and
i . . . , .i... 111..1..1 , ,
nas scrveu u ici iu iu me jiisissippi jieui- i
tcntiary. i ciine-uay a detail ot cavalry
from Captain Hrown's company, and
under charge of Dr. Van Eadon, arrested
two negroes, named Hill Henry and Jor
dan Thorpe, near the Tunica county line,
and committed them to jail in tills place.
Hill Henry is said to be the negro who
induced a hundred Coahoma county ne
groes to Invade Tunica county during
the Hot at the capital (Austin hi August,
1671. He denies this, and claims that he
kepi lh" iiegroe from burning that
town.
I It!. lil.uiXNotJIti;
by General Chalmers Wednesday doubt
less deterred the negroes from engaging
iu violent measures with that dcgrc of
eagerness which ihcy manifested previous
to the light and tout of Tuesday night.
Wumors of negroes organizing into
armed bodies, and prcpailng to rendez
vous for a determined attack upon Friar's
Tolnt, reached that town during all Wed
nesday alternoon. General Hill Pease,
was ronorted to have been .seen at the
Hardsdaiu place, where noin one hundred
to two hundred negroes had rendez
voused. The negroes were rcpoi ted to
have started dliect for this point, but
mado a detour and proceeded toward
Jonestown. General Clialinerj iiad al.-o
started fmin Sburordviile for that point,
and when last heard I'min, by courier,
Wednesday afternoon late, was on the
march. It was expected he would meet
the negro pickets near Jonestown, but
me negroes Had diverged fir an attack
on 1 1 tar ? Point and the cavalry under
Gcnerl lialnier". An attack iinuii tho
Point by the negroes was not unexpected
at that writing, Wednesday nlulu, hut
there Is siifileicnt force to hold out
against all tliu avallablu force that could
be concentrated ny Pease and his party.
Gen. Pease si(terviird3 attempted to
rally bis men at Jonestown, but the
prompt action ol Capt. W. 1!. White.
Capt. J. A. Cooner. Capt. Frank Pitt
man, Capt. X. v. Lea, and Capt. Van
L'aton mulct Gen. Chalmers prevented
Ids organizing. After thisattciiint fulled
Pe.ify seemed to have lost heart, and Is
now alone skulking In th" wood1!.
All is now quiet, but it Js a conquer. d
qulutuo-'-.
ueiorc closing t would call your atten
tion to the following occurrences which
occurred a lew daye previous to the meet
ing ot uie mown convent on.
1 our weeks Detore the meeting oft he
convention Sheriff Hrown shipped one
hundred and twenty-live pounds of buck
shot ami two kegs of powder to Trlar's
Point. General Chalmers spoke to Judge
Kueks relative to the munition having
been sent to Sherlll Hrown. Judu Wucks
asked Sherlll Hrown about the arms, but
he denied having ordered or received
any. However, the bill ot laden was
shown Hrown, and he i7ii admitted ho
had ordered the shot and powder, but
said he had purchased it for his own pri
vate use, anil Flngg A Allln, negro mer
chants, to whom hu hud them shipped.
Tho bill of lading shows that the aiiiuiu-
nlliou was shinned to U . 11. Alllu alone.
who. It is understood, will be nominated
on Hrown's ticket for State -enalor. Tliu
ammunition remained unopened a week
or ten days lu Hrown's house, where It
was named direct iroin uie wuanuuai,
but has since then beendUrlbuted among
his followers."
After the Interview with Mr. Chalmers
and Judge Wucks, Hrown stated to Judgo
Weld whom he met hi tho country that It
was only a .small lot ol powder ami bags
of diickshot and tlmt hu declined to re
turn It.
Afterwards Hrown came to Judge Weld
and told him that General Chalmers nnd
Judge Wucks demanded hliu to return
the snot ami powuer. uu uni uoi ueueve
the citizens of the Point desired him to
il anyihlng of tho kind. Judgo Weld
told him that he had misrepresented tho
facts to him before, and as It now turned
out that lie had 123 pounds of buckshot
ami at least 20 pounds of powder, tho
citizens were excited, and as
tltoy did understand tho matter
they did deslru it returned
nnd, under the circumstances, thought ho
should do to. llrown renllul: I'll go
to hell first; and it .niiigu Hacks or.
General Chalmers carry out their threat
to bring guns here, I will arm live hun
dred militia hi even part of tho county,
as I am assured by Governor Ames that
1 can havu arms whcueier desired."
llrown also said they threaten to bring
Memphis to Coahoma, as It was done at
Austin : If so, ho would bring a thousand
United States troops there, ns Governor
Ames assured hliu ho could get them.
These declarations were niado to Captain
Lea and Judge Weld, in presence of forty
or lllty negroes.
Tin: iTNcuo.v.s oi inn shiuiiit'h (htuv.
have never been Interfered with, hut as
surances were given Hrown that the
whlto men would assist hlm lu maintain
ing order and executing all legal process
and writs. It is proper to stato hero that
! this disturbance has been between the
whites and blacks, and not between poli
ticians. If anv ono bo to blame, such
cannot ho tlio Democrats. Gen. Chalm
ers and Senator Alcorn dlfler In politics,
and represent Wepnbllcans and Demo
ernts. Tho former was nt Fi lar'u Polnt,and
about starting away, when the disturb
anct! came bv the ncgroo'i rushing Into
town. Xo organization of whites had
been formed until that time.
srxATon At.conx,
realizing the danger of the situation,
el7rd Ids gun, and with cvry other
white Wcpiibllcan and Democrat, acted
on the defense. Ho never took part in
the election, never said a word about any
candidate, or llrown, until the speech of
Saturday night, when he censured the
latter, because of his Inccndhry speeches
nnd efforts to lnilnmc the ncgrom. In
doing tills ho was actuated by a de4TT"to
protect tho Interests of tho county all he
could. Owing to tho fact' of his promi
nence ns a public man. when ht tooWjlip
arms with the white citizens, he wasTiat-
urally, yet unjustly associated as niwofl
thu tnillfTilfrifa nt thn fllatrlii,in. 4
Do not understand that this was a
movement of the entire colored DotNtTa
tlon. It was not ; It was simply a tnaue-.1
incut of the mt turbulent, into whlrjf
nicy unpen mony Harmless meu.
"Coahoma
IlKAI, F.TATi: Af-EXT.
JOHN Q. HARMAN &
Real Estate
CO.
EEOTJS33 -A.Q-IEiN'TS
COLLECTORS.
JONVEYAHCERS. NOTARIES TUBLIC
Land A stent of tho Illinois Central ant
BurllDRton and Qulncy It. It.
Compaulos,
North Cor. Sixth nnd Ohio Levcn,
CAIRO. II.T.IN0I3.
(, j, h-ncii.
i. J. unwi.sv
LYNCH & HOWLEY,
House Agents,
ollcctors and Conveyancers.
OFFICE At tho Court Ilouau.
PROMINENT ADVANTAGES ;
THE NEW LOW RESERVOIR "STANDARD"
Groat Durability with Handsomo
SATISFACTION Evcrywhoro.
MADE ONLY BY
Excelaior Manufacturing Comp'y
012, Oil, 010 nnd 018 "N. MAIN STIfEET, BT. LOUIS, MO.
AND SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY
s i.-tro0, w HENDERSON. Cairo, Illinois.
J. BURGER & GO.
Still Ahead as Usual
This Firm lias just brought on
an Immense Stock of
Fall & Winter Dry-Goods
COMPRISING AIjIi THE
NOVELTIES or THB SEASON
WHICH THEY OFFER AT
Saorifloing Frio,
AND WHICH HAS CAUSED THE
EVEU SEEN IN CAIRO.
A LARGE, BRAN-NEW STOCK OP
CARPETS AND OIL CLOTHS.
Rockwell's Old Stand, 124 Commercial Ave.
Cairo, Illinois.
Wood! Wood! Wood !
COAL! COAL! COAL!
BIG MUDDY (Mount Carbon Coal.)
Tho Cairo & St. Louis Transfor St Coal Company is ,ow proparod to
1111 ordors for Wood and Coal, Dolivorod to auy par of the City, at
tho Lowost casn wioo, ornuju aw xaku
Louis Narrow Gouro Dopot.
XjX-t- of
Wood, 4 feot, por conl
Wood, Euweil, per oot-cl .
Wood, sawod nnd aplit, tier conl
uoai, Ciir lonii, iier vni
nniil. car load. Hluirlotoii
Coal, car load, ono-balf ton
IiOftvo ordem at !P. M. 8tookfloth'a,02
Hixth street nnd Commercial Avouuo,
Orders Solicited aad Proaaptly rillail.
T. 1C. WARD, Supt.
JAS S:.l.AXTlI,eJo'7d5 Tr.
NO. 255.
PlTTftlClANM.
' ''''S'.,,
ILIiTAM R. SMITH, M. D,
UESItltlNCKi Nn iU Tlilrtffntli strut, U
twffn WaMilnxloimVf nils mill VlnMtnt.
OFFICII iJfrttlh iMe i.f F,lnMh Utttl N.
tWfMi fotuinrrrlal nnd WadilnKlnnaivnilP.
Q W. UUNMIMa, M. V.
kmiENCK Corutr Mnlli mi. I Walnut
ICE: Comer Siilti Mrttlan.1 ohlol1 w.
OFFICE UOUR9 FrnrnflA, IJni.,nl
ftomatoapj. f
r
KflW
TOHH M. MT1LKEY,
CAts7. Iixixrltr,.
At rienf ah
hml M.
1 t-JL.
tt cMbek'i', w
AttornejMnd ConntlorA
at litkw, ,
OFFICE
. Oiilo fcfjet,
cur swici
rnnmj 7 nnd S
nnl Hank ,
William II C,rD, )
William 11 (illLfit,
StilMFred'k Cltbcrt S
O-Spcclal ntlcntlnn a
4rmmt.oat Mi -n., 1
CAIRO. Tt.LINOIS.
7 .
ivcti lo A'llnlly an.J
DANIKL LAMPORT,
Fnsliinnnhle Rnrber
S'oiiTirsmi: or eighth stiieei
Between Wanhfni;ton and Commercial
Avonae.
TJT h 'fi T) TTTl T K nTt'C! ma.-r n
ycarf na
Atlll.(
n. I stamp fnr rrnll.lonltul iHrtiilar. i.f kti atTilur.
Iir.ll.u.l'Altli
il 1- Wiub. bu lndiansiAL lu.l.
iirww
ARE ECONOMY IN PRICE.
r SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION,
QUICK AND UNIFORM
Designs, and Giving PERFECT
nt tho Cairo St St.
xxxioHia.
3 60.
$4 SO,
'. a So!
$3 ao.
2 OO.
Oblu Lovee, at tlio Cryatal 1
and at tlio Company a Oflloo.
fatal Saloon, corner
WECIAL NOTICES.
-go ttock huiM furniihlriKKood,
IverycliwpntU. Ilntiny's.
ntMnttaai::?.1?"1" "1soine line
wvuiuiimivu -1'jtt.k..,
AnJilrlr In
PLOUH, MB AX. GRAIN HAT,
Ally.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS,
orricr..
MonioLtMr
n-S-ir.
O. CLOSE,
UeMnil-
OommiBsion Merchant
AW lit MIR n
IiTMi:, CEMENT, I'LASTEK.
HAIR, &C,
Coder City NatlonrJ Bk.
T T
WILL wli la cr-loa'1 lot- at luiiii. detain i
ncfi, iJ.titig mumi
JOHN B. PHILLIS
AND ION,
(SiiC(tor to .John B. ThllllH
TORWABDIHO
A.TU
Commission Merchants
-nil l)MlorJ 'V
HAY, CORN, 6AlFflLQR,
heal ijasVkp-t
AgWl.AAKI) F0pM!R CO
ICornkr T e nth mXtflSfaTt Ofcto
5Ii3-T " T
7, M.MliaM. t: C
MATHUSS &c UHL,
PORWAHDINO
Anil Ccnrnl
Commission Merchants
Dralrrs In
PLOUR, GRAIN, HAY AND
PRODUCE.
Q4 Oliio X40V00.
P. CUHL,
-i:cliule
Flour Merchant
Millers' Agent.
Vo -0 Ohio Lever,
CAIRO, ILLINOIS.
-lii-lf.
K. J . Ayita.
8. I). Ayrca.
AYRES & CO.,
piioui
Ami general
Commission Merchants
No. 78
OHIO LEVEE.
L. D. THOMS,
Commission Merchant,
Ami ilMter In
STAPLE AND FANCY
GROCERIES,
Foreign anil Domestic) FnitU and Nut
181 COMMERCIAL AVENUE.
K-Clf.
nrAST. r.mKnu
II. II, TWlXOnM.
PARKER & CUNNINGHAM,
(iirrtuinra inMIIIrr .1 TurUr,)
FORWARD G
AXD
Commission Merchants
A mt Dealer In
WHEAT, MEAL, GRAIN, HAY,
ETC,
orricis i
01 OUIOLKVEL.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS.
ICJ'lVoliavelfiiiicd tbc Larffo Tellm It we
hoini', Mnmsf ruiiuclty U.i'Ui Ions, whcli glrt$
usufn, ' '' Ulfca fur.li.Wng and shlj Jiluff.
-.
INNIJRANCK.
O. N. HUGHES,
Oncral
Insurance Agent
OFKCS:
ouzo xjanrjB3D,
Out Mtthun Uhl't.
NONE but
tented.
Flnt-Clua Companlta repi
INSURANCE.
ESTABJUBHEJ 1858.
SAFFORD, MOBUB
AND OAUBXK,
Ccaeral
Insurance Ag-tnts
13 OHIO LEVU,
City HaUaa-d iMk lolldlif , -lyOil.
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ra uunoia, ri
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