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M. II. IIAHUKLI., ASSOCTATK KMTOK.
WEDNESDAY, .SEPTEMBER 15, 1880.
Endcr's Chili X'ureNovorFoHa.
"Uftrrcttn" Lustrous Holr Restorative
Ender's Htomaeh Hitters! "Ttie best
A fine assortment of beautiful Fall
flower bulhs at Davidson's. se9-ltv
D. A. Brower, Esq., managing editor
of the Mewphle 'Avalanche,' was In the
Iy residence on Eighth street. Will
be sold cheap, and on easy payments.
sep8 6t 11. 8. Haiuiki.l.
Dining Boom Ulrla Wanted.
We want immediately at the Bt.
Charles, two or three experienced dining
room girls who thoroughly understand
(ho business. Good references required.
To such, steady employment will b given
and liberal wages paid.
selSSt Jxwjctt Wilcox A Co.
There aro several planks displaced
from the sidewalk on Nineteenth atreot
between Poplar and Commercial, that
nay occasion a night fall that will hurt
somebody. It would bo well for ono of
the sidewalk gangs to pass around that
way with a shoulder load of plank and a
pocket full of spike.
There are, at this time, thirty prison
ts In the county Jail, awaiting tho ac
tion of the grand Jury that will convene
next Monday. With tho exception of
three or four, the whole number aro con
tlned on charge of grand larceny; and,
it Is thought, the charges in a majority
(if tho cases will stick. 's'
llontl Work In 11.
Tho f'ounty Clerk advertises to-day for
scaled proposals for tho work of clearing
'ho limber from that section of a new
road that lies between what Is known as
ho Pott's road and the farm of the late
Jctrurnon Martiu. All necessary details
are given in the advertisement. Tho
work will bo paid for in county orders at
"Barretts" old everywhere
f.utirh and Hltllarda.
At the conclusion of a grand free
lunch, to ho spread In Jack Winter's In
imitable stylo, at tho European hotel
dining rooms, at 0 o'clock to-night, Mr.
Vermullu, the champion billiard player
of IUIiioIm, will play u match guiuo with
one of our local experts, thatwill be well
worth wltncHtting. As the billiard saloon
m provided with luxurious scats, ami the
bid is for "all to come," tho hall will no
loubt be filled.
,urir WmitMl to 'travel.
Any person desiring to go East and
willing to asnlst In taking charge of a
child to N. York will havo their expen
ses paid In wholo or part according to
efficiency. For further particulars address
Box 160, Paducah Ky. References re
quired. wptlSjMt .
"Barretts" takes the lead.
For Halr at Anrtlou.
I will sell at public auction, Sept 21st,
to the highest bidder, one of the flnwt
business lota In this city, lot 7, blocks, on
the Ohio Levee seven doors below tho
First National Bank.
Bale will take placo on the promises.
This lot will positively bo sold without
resorve, to tho highest bidder.
sept 14 td Auctioneer.'
To City Tax-rajcrs.
Tho tax book for 1SC9 will bo placed In
my hands to-morrow, and on Monday
next I shall proceed to a collection of
tho ro venue. As the lime allotted mo
wherein to collect tho taxes is short, I
shall certainly excercisoall thodlllgenco
required of me.
Como forward then, on and after tho
13th Instant, and pay your taxes.
Treasurer and Collector,
Cairo, III., Sept, 8, 1809. tf
Refuse everything but "Barretts."
Use finder's Chill Cure. "It never
If you want good stove, or tinware
hollow-ware, copper or sheet-Iron ware,
tin roof, gutter, or anything in that line,
sail on A. Frasor, Commercial avenue
beteen Eleventh and Twelfth street,
where he has moved to, at: j fitted up the
large?' and most complete shop in
Particular attention glyon to steam
boat and mill work, copper smithing
and sheet iron work, such as chimneys,
breecher escaping steam-pipes, etc.
Tho best and prettiest cook fitovo now
A now lot lust received. Call und see
them at Reerwart, Orth A Co., 130 Com
merolal svenue. SepO dwlra
A splendid thlug-MBarreltsJ".
Till: FIKI2 LAST XICIHT.
Tillt KK BUILniKUH BURNED.
About half past one o'clock, this morn
ing, llamcs wero seen to burst from the
roar portion of a two story framo dwell
ing, on Division street between Wash
ington avenuo and Poplar street owned
and occnpled by Mr. Michael Drlscol.
The nlarm was given, but as it was at
that hour of tho night when everybody
was wrapped In tho profoundest slumber,
mid as the nearest fire engino was nearly
a mllo distant, fully twenty or thirty
minutes elapsed before any effective help
arrived on the ground. By this time tho
flames had enveloped tho entire rear
end of Driscol's hounc, and Ignited a ono
story frame, tho property of Mr. B.
Smyth, on tho ono side, and a one story
frame, tho property of John Dillon, on
When tho firemen (the Arab and
Rough fc Bundles) arrived on tho ground,
they wero very much fatigued by tholr
long and violent run, but they went to
work, nevertheless, like heroes. The
Arabs played upon the flame so as to
prevent the destruction of any more
property than that already Involved; and
the old Rough A Readies, with their
great drcnchlugstrcam, actually drown
ed the flro out, wherever they assailed
A portion of Driscol's household ef
fects were burned, and the balance bad
ly damaged by hurried removal. Dillon,
having more time, succeeded In saving
his furniture, etc., in as good a condition
as could bo expected under the circum
stances. Mr. Smyth's house" was vacant.
Tho firemen did a masterly pleco of
work In saving the two-story building
adjoining that of Mr. Smyth, as all may
seo who will take the trouble to visit tho
sec no of tho fire.
About the origin of the fire nothing Is
positively known. Sherlir Myers passed
tho premises only about ten minutes be
fore the alarm was given, and saw no
light or evidences of fire In any of tho
buildings that were destroyed.
Upon Mr. Driscol's residence thero
was insurance to the amount of $700.
Ills loss will reach $1,000. Upon Mr.
Dillon's house there was $150 insurance.
Mr. Dillon had, only tho day before,
moved a small otic story building along
side the miic he occupied. This was also
burned. It was uninsured. The amount
of Mr. Smyth s insurance wo did not
Cntilrmlteil DNconllnnanee of the Cairo
Except nmoui: those who know some
thing of the struggles und embarrass
meiils of f Cairo uowspaper men, the an
nouncement made In tho 'Times' this
morning, of a determination to remove
tho otllco of that paper to Chicago, will
excite surprise Thu proprietors say:
During tho last two years wo have la
bored zealously and with untiring Indus
try to establish tho 'Times' on a perma
nent basis and render It a paying Jour
nal. Notwithstanding our endeavors,
howover, wo havo not been able to make
It self'sustainlng. Durlug tho past sum
mer our average loss In Cairo has been
5-10 per week, which wo have been
obliged to make up from our Chicago of
fice; thus not only has tho office hero ex
haus ed all its own revenue, hut has been
tho means of levying a very large and
burdensome tax upon our establishment
From this showing It Is quite clear
that tho radicals of Cairo havunot united,
as they should havodono, In tho support'
of their paper. But, In this regard, wo
cannot say that the democrats of Cairo
havesetthemanoxamplo worthy of Im
itation, With both parties, as parties,
there has been an Indiflercuco about tho
success of their papers, that has mado
Journalism in Cairo decidedly an uphill
Tho removal contemplated will bo ej
ected on. tho 30th of tho prcsont month.
The material of tho office will bo added'
to that of Messrs. Goodall's Chicago es
tablishment, and employed thore lu tho
publication of apapor.
A CJooitly Sltit,etc.
There wero thirty ono country wagons
at the market this morning, some of
them having como a dls'tuucb of twenty
miles. They brought In peaches, apples,
melons, sweet and Irish potatoes, vega
tables, poultry, and everything olso od-
lblo or saleable.
Had wo u good McAdamlzed road,
ubovo overflow, leading from Cairo to
Uulty, tho spectaclo of this morning
would be. (repeated every morning of
the year. It Is tho great diaaulcratum.
Its presence would cause tho growth of
orchards and gardens, the opening up
of farms, on qvery quarter section of
luud within twenty mile: of Cairo.
Thero Is richer laud nowhoro than
the bottoms spreading hence to Unity,
and to place evory acre of them in the
highest state of cultivation, it is only
necessary to. provide roady, cheap and
constant means, of cummunlcatlon be
tween them and Cairo." Let us, then,
apply our noxt spare hundred thousand
dollars to that purpose.
For 8ale. Eighty aores of the llnost
Walnut Timber Land in the country,
situated In Mississippi county, Mo.,
four (4) miles northeast of Charles
ton and Willi In eight (8) miles of Cairo,
Illinois. Said, laud is adjoining John
Hwuuk'a farm. Also ten acres of School
Land situated three miles from Cairo,
Illinois, on thu Cairo t St. Louis railroad
Une. ' 1 a, J'r
ior terms ami particulars enquire o
B. T, Whitukor's Drug Store, No. 108
Commercial avenue, Cain Illinois, dtf
Ihn IfiiiubUt "i 1 lira. Ion
We havo rarely seen a larger or more
intelligent and respectable ntnlleneo
than that which crowded the Allien-
oum last night to witness tin- closing i
scenes of Baron Von Humboldt's centen
nial hlrth-duy celebration.
Th e ad d rcsscs by M r. A m a n d u Ju eckel ,
L. P Butler, Esq , und Prof. Wlrsohlng
wero well delivered, and appropriate In
point of matter. TliO declamation, by
tho first named gentleman, who Is, by
by the way, aprinter, cllu'ted encomiums
on all sides. Trie singing by the Cairo
Uesang Verleti culled out enthusiastic
applause, and was (In view of the limited
practice) very creditable. The bass was
full and powerful, and the tenor as clear
as "tho pipe of tho Highland Shepherd."
With careful culture tho Cairo Sing
Veroln may yet win "golden opinions."
Tho music by tho Cairo Silver Cornet
band, und Prof. Wlttlg's uchestra was
very line, and never failed to call out
noisy demonstrations of pleasure. The
horizontal bar e.xcerclses by young Alba
wero heartily onoored, and was really
an exhibition of muscle, or strength of
arm, aitogotnor ueyona uio ordinary.
The pyramiding by tho Turners wasalso
very good, but by far the most approprl
ate and plcaulng spectacle was tho coro
nation of Humboldt. This tableau was
well conceived, and the venerable old
German citizen was faithfully persona
tod. At half past 10 o'clock the audience
dispersed, everybody feeling that the
evening had been pleasantly, if not profi
tably employed. Tho committee of ar
rangements are entitled to much credit
for the complete and (satisfactory mariner
In which the affair was conducted from
1U inception to its oloso.
Krm i'iro Timr.1
KiDNAi'i'KD. A rich Joke was perpe
trated on the local agent and a con
ductor of the Illinois Central and a ship
builder of Mound City, by the paymaster
of tho Central, last Sunday. The three
gentlemen wero invited on bourd the
pay truln to rido up the road until they
met a 'wild' train, which It was stated
would be "side trucked" ut Mounds
Junction. So accenting the Invitation
they seated themteivts for u quiet chat.
Steam was let on and off they whirled,
forty miles an hour, nor did they stop
until they reached Centrolla, n distance
of 113 miles. It was u lively caper on
Comstock's port, but we believe no was
"put" up to It.
This Is a very good story, well told, but
it docs Mr. JoluiHon, the agent, great
injustice, and robs him of laurels, as a
practical Joker, which uro properly his
own. Wc are Ills "organ" and cannot,
therefore,a!!ow misrepresentations of this
kind to pass unnoticed. The fact Is Mr.
Johnson was not kid napped. On the
contrary, ho kidnapped the paymaster
got him into Ills own cur and carried
him to Ceiilrullu per force. In vain Corn
stock expostulated. Johnson wa Inex
orable, nnd gavo tho paymaster such n
ride as no one has had xinco tho duys of
John Gilnln. Since hN return from Cen
tmlla, Johnson has been serene. He
feels conscious of the fact that us a prac
tical JokUt lie is a success.
The r. N. H. II. Coii! ttctorii !.lft Innurmice
Mr. J. G. Cormick, Vice Presideut of
tho United States Railroad Conductors'
Insurance company, has placed in our
hund tho first annual report of Mr, James
Marshall, tho Presldont. Thero have
been fourteen deaths during tho year, in
a membership of 2,005. Six were killed
and eight died natural deatliB. Tho
whole amount paid on claims was, $20,
000; tho smallest $700 aud thelargest, f2,
445, the avorogo being $1,S5'2.
This system of life Iiisuranco works
like a charm. It Is free of all complica
tions. Ono dollar is collected from each
member of tho company. This Is deposi
ted, and when a member Is killed or
dies, tho amount is paid over to his rela
tions, and another assessment of ono dol
lar on each member Immediately made.
Non-paymont of an assessment forfeits
membership. No plan could bo simpler,
and no othor system more effective.
"The Best In Use." Endor's Stomach
Dr. Austin, surgeon dentist, over
Elliott, Havthorn & Co's. is ono of the
mostsklllful gentlemen in tho profession.
The work porforniod by him lias given
entire satisfaction. lie is perfectly
familiar with all tho advances and op
proved methods of his profession, nnd
is, practically and theoretically, a first
olass dontlst. The citizens of Cairo and
vicinity aro fortunate In having at their
command tho services of a goutleman of
of such acknowledged skill and pro
The Mayor has rouolvod a letter from
Mr. J. H. Morley, chief engineer and su
periutendent of the Iron Mountain RR
He says Mr. Allen, tho president, is in
the East, aud is expected baok about tho
25th Inst. We aro unablo to explain Mr.
Allen's conduot In rospeot to tho propo
sition submitted to Cairo by him, and by
the city accopted. We know St. JjouIs Is
hostile to the proposed road from oppo
site this city to Charleston, nnd fear that
tho wire-workers of that sly old fogy
lsh place havo induced Mr. Allen to re
consider his proposition. We shall seo.
We haye received several papers from
Wyoming Territory, sent by Mr. James
Gutbrlo, formerly of this place, now a
resident of South Pass City.
"For tho Information of thoso especial
ly interested," the editor of the Times'
states that ho Is "still single." Mark
that, marriageable ladles! Bless his
good-looking heart, we expect he Will bo
overwhelmed w'tb proposal,. ,
n;it it i it i, i: i i astkij .
THE STEAMKR PHANTOM
many kim.i:i aso woiwnr.n.
At tho moment of clotlng our forms
for tho press wo received the following
special dispatch from Paducah.
The steamer Phantom blew up at New
Liberty this morning, many of the pass
engers and crow being killed and wound
Through tho kindness of Mr. F. S.
Kent, our obliging telegraph superin
tendent, we havo been placed In posses
sion of tho following additional news:
Mr. George Nicholson, the first clerk,
was InstauMy killed. The other officers
escaped unhurt. The boat Is said to be
complete wreck, and, having no Insur
ance against explosion, Is of course a
total loss. There was but llttlo freight
on board. Cause of tho explosion, names
of the killed and wounded, not yet com
municated. We shall share in the nubile anxiety
tor furthar particulars, hoping, in tho
meantime, inai uio umasieris not so icr
rlble as first reported.
The Democratic Frrclnct Wcf llnct.
The near approach of tho democratic
precinct meetings for the election of del
egates to the county convention, has had
the effect of Increaxlng the anxiety of
the aspirants for nominations. Cleverer
men cannot be found.
That the choice of tho pcoplo for the
different offices may be respected, the
democratic voters should turn out en
maate. They can tie felt only in ttie pri
mary meetings. After they aro held, the
wholo matter will be lu the hands of the
delegates. Thlrty ono delegates will re
present tho uino hundred democratic
voters of Cairo In the county convention.
It becomes a matter of tho highest con
sequence, therefore, tnut Delegates be
chosen who will retlect the wishes or a
majority of thoso nine hundred demo
crats. The only way In which this end
can be accomplished Is through tho per
sonal nrcsenco and participation of the
democratic voters In tho precinct meet
ings. If tho turnout Is largo tho nom
iuations will be satisfactory the men tho
musses want will be mado the candidates.
The precluct meetings will bo held
next Saturday. Lot every democrat who
feels concerned for an efficient und hon
est administration of our county affairs,
remember the tlmo and place, and bo on
hand to tuko purt In tho selection of tho
Why IfnirtbttTasf-NarvCitlrcttdlM Hcrlp
ami Hall In Money.
Some citizens do not seem to under
stand the reason why half the taxes, this
year, are to be collected In money and
half In scrip. They assert that the Char
ter authorizes thffcolicctlon of only one
third of the taxes in money.
It Is difficult to make some people un
derbuild anything, but wu think wo can
make any person who bus any souse
whatever, understand the "half aud
halt" levy now being collected.
Tho Charter gives authority to levy
fifty cents ou the hundred dollars for the
General Fund; fifty cenU on the hundred
dollars for the Improvement Fund; and
fifty cents on tho hundred dollars for the
Interest Fund-in all, one dollar and fifty
cents on tlft hundred dollars. Of this
one dollar and fifty uonts, one dollar may
be paid in scrip, and fifty cento, (for In
terest on bonds,) must be paid in money.
So wo see that, when (axes are levied to
Vie full authority of the Charter, two-thlrda
are payable in scrip, and only one-third
In money. But the Gouncll, Vila year,
(tho first tlmo in tho history of tho city
during tho past six years) did not levy the
Jull amount of taxes authorized by the Char
ter. They levlod fifty cents (scrip) for
the General Fund, fifty ccuta (money)
for tho Interest Fund, and onln tuwty
Jive cents (scrip) for the Improvement
Fund, thus maklnc the levy, under the
Charter, que dollar and twentyllvoceiii
Instead of one dollar and fifty cents, as
' last year. Sevcnty-Jlvo cents of Ms mou oo
patdin scrip,' and that is tho amount
now being cotiecteii ny tno Treasurer.
But wo aro told: "27io 2Vcasiircr is
collecting seventy-five cents In money.
This, added to tho seventy-five conts
now belug collected in .eerip, makes a
dollar and a half, when tho levy, under
tho charter, Is foronlyadollar and a quar
ter, and only nfty cents of that amouut
Is payable in money. How is thin?" We
will explain. Beside the General
Fund, (for whioh the Council has lovled
fifty cenU (sorlp) on the hundred dol
lars), aud tho Improvement Fund, (for
whioh the Council have levied twenty
five conts (scrip) on the hundred,) asd
the Interest Fund on General Bonds) (for
whioh theCounoll have levied fifty conts
(money) on the hundred), there is anoth
er fund, the Fox, Howard & Co. Interest
fund, which was created by Seotlon 28
of the Amendment to the Charter,
passed by the legislature last Winter,
and for thjs, fund, whioh ia payable In
money, the Council have levied twenty
five cenU on tho hundred dollars. So,
we see. that, while the amount of the
tax levy does not oxoeed the taxes of
last year, (one nouni hu mijr
the hundred,) theA proportion of scrip,
and money haejeasgefl-, ;Fifly
centa (scrip) muM be paid for the Gf
.1 tfifcu)Mt tweMtt-flve oeata (atria)
enty.tlvo cents, scrip.) Fifty cents
imonuy) must be paid for interest on the
general bonded Indebtedness, and twenty-live
cents (money i for interest on the
Fox, Howard & Co. bonds, making sov-eiity-fivo
cent-, f money.)
ii mis statement is not satisfactory.
wo must decline to make any further i.
tempt at explanation.
I desire to return my thanks to tho
Arab and Rough A Ready fire compan
es, ror saving ray building, In the vloln-
Ity of the fire last night, from destruction.
But for their effort, It would Inevitably
nave oeen destroyed. In this work, I
informed, tho Arab? deserve especial
mention, as they devoted themselves
specially to the work of preventing tho
spread of tho flro to my building.
Sopt. 15, ISflf).
Mrs. MIna Boge and daughter, late
Sohmetzdorfl, returned from their visit
to Europe, this morning. They had
been absent five months, residing tho
whllo In Berlin, Prussia.
Arrival and Departure During rhe Vnnt
nn. Anile ron. Columbu Wm Whl'.o.Psdueah
lieliout I.oul, LtLoul; Ilrnillc, lltanvlllo:
llet'. St ITmi.lr.i. F.i-tiim-
Commonwrallh, N Oi Hello Mrmnhln, Mcm.i
Ren. Amlcrjon, Columtnu. Wm While, Patlucah:
iirinniei. r.TnnnTiuci jwmo Mrmptlla, SI Loiiln:
Umpire, KV5iiilllc( Commonwealth, HI. I.otlli.
Uee, N Oj Uiiltlcon. Hi LotiI!
Hie Weather cleared otT ycatorday at
p m and has since been clear. Last
night was quito cool, but tho temporaturo
this morning is quito pleasant.
Tho Mississippi Is rising ntSt. Louis
and above, and tho Missouri Is about
Tho Ohio is falling at Pittsburgh with
seven feet water In tho channel. It is
still rising at Cincinnati mid Louisville
with seven feet water in tho canal and
llvo feet in tho fulls.
Tho Cumberland river is rising with
32 inches water on Harpoth shoals.
Hero the river lias risen four Inches
since last report.
Business was vory dull yesterday as
thero were no arrivals except tho Colum
bus und Paducah packoLs from 8 p. m, on
Monday night until 10 p. m. last night'
Since that hour there have been .sovon'
arrivals, and business was quito lively
Tho White, Capt. Northern, Is tho reg
ular packet for Paducah this nvenlng.
Tho W. R. Arthur, Capt. Rusk, is ad
vertised to leuvo hero this ovonlng for N.
O. Chas. T. Hintle, Agent.
The Colorado, Capt. Mart Fisher, is the
regular packet for Vicksburg this even
ing. Chas. T. Hlnde, Agent.
A X XO IXCK.1I KXTJi.
I'nr ('oiiitly Trrniurr r.
Wc aru Hiit.ricit la announco thtf William M.irtio
wlllboaraiidl'hte for County Tr!.i-itrer of AU'xnn
county, mibjiH't to tho ilwltion of the lmncratic
county vuiltelltioii, to Ira llfl-l un tlioJInl utl. tb
l'or County Jmlife.
Wo ore authnrited to announce that Alexander I.
llodgc will Iki an imloieii'lciit cundliUto for tha ol-
flceof Coniitjf .Tmlge, Aul'Jxot only to tho tleriion of
die oler of Alexander County. te
l'or Aitoclalo Junllce.
Wo are HHthnrltM to nnnounco ht Jnmet E.
McCrito will t n rnJ:dl(i for Atmci.ilc Jiullcv, ul
nilttlnglm claims to the Uetnoemtie county conrun-
lion. If nominated and elected ho will, i hoalway
ha done, fervo tho elc to the Ix'tt of III nbll-
ror County Clerk .
Wo aronuthnrlred to timwiinco that Jacob O
Lynch Hneanillilato fur rc-eleetlou to tho otflco of
County Clerk, uUJctt lhcdvlim of tho democrat
Ic couuly convention. oj0tc
'or County Treaurr.
We arotuUhrtrUttltoatinouucflttutWIIIuni A. Red
man la a candidato for re-electlou to tho oftV o of
County Treasurer, subject to tho dtcliion of tho dem
ocratic comity convention. ,t
rr A'OCll' Jilllo.
Wo aro aulhorlied to announco that Mr. John How
ley will lio a ii lid.it' for rc-chvtion to tho otllco of
AwoolateJiutlee, ttbje;t to tho docinion ofthadem
oeratiooounty contention. 9te
'or County Nui'f Piilitlo fruhool.
Wonro aiithoriredtoMinounec IM I. Under, Kso, ,
njin candidate for County fiuporintendunt of Pubho
SohooU forAlexmidcr county, nibjeet lo Uiedteisiou
of tho democratio county .invention. te
for County JiiiIkv.
Wo aro nuthorUod by the friend off. llro o
nanounco IiIb name ai a ruwlidato for tho offleo of
County Jdo subject to tho itiolgn ofthedemq-
eratlo eoijnty convention. 'ju n
rot the Conaillullonnl Couveutloa,
Wo aro authorised to nnnounco iho UVn, WUliMn
J. Allen aa a candidato for membership In tho Couitl
lutional Convention from tho Firt UeprcscuUtlvo
Dlttrict, comK)ed of Ihocountiea of Union, Alexnn.
der and Puis-' I, aubjeel.to tho deoljlon of tha rmo-,
.r(!n art. auli td
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