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OFFICE: 3STo. 13 Tenth Street. Thornton's Building.
FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 3. ISMO
JOHN II OliKRI V
ornci.lL vxvnii of Tin: citv
A SI) c'oi'.vrv.
AR0 CUSTOM HOUSE.
tletiort r ttw Mi;rrlsl.i; .lrililt'l
r.i v ;, i-rvtslO Architect submitted
imnual report to the eeretary of thu
' or tin Cairo Custom house hepcakH
at tx owa: Work on this building has
a i ti nrujseil forward ns rapidly us thi
,,;. P-prlaUoa nu.de at the lust
mwumi of C'ongre. vrouM permit, "
i.M i niirc KtriiL-liuL- h now under root
I tx'crior walls present a very fine
:Spvtiranc, and tho workmanship Is In
i wry way creditable to the contractor
i. ) the government. Hud sufficient
funus been nrovlded there would have
oct n no difficulty In
completing the In '
. . ... il ,M rvliitnr .Vrrnnirn
ft nor the coming winter, -yranijo
incuts have been made tollnlsh It at the i
c .iltt moment. There will be nodifll
cilty In complellnglt early next season
if appropriations are promptly made.
wjiild strongly urge the completion ol
the building sit the earliest date, and
that it sufficient appropriation be made
lor fencing ami grading the block on
which It stunds, which was a donation
to th,e government."
There aro about $70,000,000 of gold
am, $10,000,000 in elver coin, and $1,
'. 1,000 gold amltllvr bullion, in the
vu ills or the United States Sub-Treasury
ul New York, which is now being
t iunted at the rate of $10,000,000 .a day
ty expert accouutnuts. Tho coin is in
baa t oiKuining $o,000 each. The clerk
'-U-'-tM one of these bags at random and
i. riiim to oouul the coin piece by piece,
Wiik'h ho does with wonderful celerity."
Tli" money being replaced, tho bag is
emptied Into a pan of a nicely adjusted
com balance and weighed against the
counting clerk's return If no deficit
appears evident, the coin Is bagged
Vain, tied, -eulcd mid deposited. If the
weight doc not agree with tho count, a
recount by throe other experts Is ordered
and proceeded with at once, so that ulti
mately It Is Impossible to find an error
We Imvubceu Lohl.by telegraph lhat
twenty-four thousand troops sailed for
Cuba from Kpahhh ports within tho last
three weeks. The Spanish government
must surely bo apprehensive that there
Nevin.VMtn vut amount of military
worK to lie done In Cub. ?ueh hcuvj
rciiorct menu have never at any pre
vihh t.nie been sent there; In fact, we
do not think tliul Sjiaiu has heretofore,
during thy prelum year at least, tent
m re thuu tun or twelve thousand truopt
a1 1 told to Culu.
Iochy Astrom. u mNerly old malo
lately died In i'ouglikerjmle, Icaviui.
$S, M In money, ud no nulr or win
'Hie money will go to the Plate. When
I.uehy wau young and beauiltul and ml
mired, aymiug lawyer named O'afe
ey ollerud her his hand In mainage '
Lochy's parents would not give inch
content, and s'j Uuzely went away, uud
Lochy begun to pine and lude. rmully
her pa re ills died, and she lived with Iter
hroinernttUI lie died. Gnzdy again ap
peured, uud thirty years alter lib tlrd ol
for renewed IiIh llmtHiiit. lioth wore old
and grey, uud Lochy being morose mm
soured with disappointment, rejected tin
proposal Thut wtu fitteen yearn uirn,
lt.ee which tlmo tuo hus been known
in 1'oiighkecpslu us a mlserublo old wo
muu going iif rngti and bturvlng herseli
to save tho money she hud Inherited
and was increasing day by day b$
- - .o- -----
Henry Ward lkecher holds that there
are two actions which Junlly you in in
ctuntly knocking u man down; tlie one
is tiie act of pointing a gun at you in
sport, anil tho other Is the attempt to
ted you a soeiet, which Is disgraceful for
htm lo gel and lor i on to hear. And he
well adds I lift t thut It takes an vur uud tt
to'iguo lo make u Bcuudul. Greedy list
ening is an dUhonorshlu us nimble tut
Mlug. Kmiiu there aro who will not re
piuingalu whutihey heur, but they ure
wililug to listen toll! They would nut
trudo In contraband goods, hut they wl'l
buy enough of the smuggler for .nmlli
um'I Ctiristltiu beiivYolcuco dsmuuds
lhat you ilu not love ill news. A clean
heart and u true honor rejoicu in kindly
A. I.C'CIIY U'l.VIH-'AM.
i J r.,1.1 , lJuoah Krntiivkibk' lit.)
Many of our citizens know n man
numeil Oeorgo Lumb, who has been
driving a wagon or dray' lor a numbei
of yeuis In tills city. Homo two years
ago u relation of his living I" England
died and his will left (leorgo illtoeu
hundred pounds sterling, equivalent to
more than S90.00Q In currency. Ocorge
learned of it, and about u year and a
half ago went to New York and England,
found (hat ho would huvo to vvutt some
years for tho mouey,und putting it in the
iiuniis oi a luwyor, no telurueil nome.
Ho now has Information from England.
Ho now haw two yoaiK yet to wait. He
will mako his living at his old business,
until lie comes in poxp.sslon.
A. suit against a uumberof cltizouv of
Wompbls, Tonn., has been brought in the
Uluucory Court by thu heirs of William
Wiuobestor, or JUlllmore, for property
valued at moro than a million dollars.
NAHICOW KNGAl'Jti PROM
"'""AirXrllat Crmriert foy'an Tclcle Warning
I to llunUHliA VJllor.
, ltoin the St. Paul I'rrn, Nor. 29.J I
Longfellow has so thoroughly Immor- !
tailed beautiful MltinohHba that no (
vlhkurthlukBor leaving the titatu with
out paying his devotions upon thesbrino
or that waterfall. . . . -
Day in and out, summer and winter,
there Is a continual round of visitor to
.IJ c Ulkk MlD&
n(, mIwIo of ,h(J wnlcr M ,t danC(.
along Us pebbly bed until It leaps over
the rock Into llio beautiful dell below,
makes It a lovely retreat; but it Is not
more beautiful then than when the Coul
frosts of wlnter;convert Its sprny Into Ice,
! forming mugultlcent icicles mat iiepenu
' from the creit of the rock to the base of
I tho fall.
the full. Many persons claim that In
Wt W nicr UH'H Ul ice aim auuw mu tuti
,s lhe man ,cuutlful. iut lK. this as it
mi. hundreds visit it nil through the
winter and behold its beauty with Ic
llglit. The cold, weather of the past
.veek has clotlied It In ull its winter
beauty, and Immense icicles depend
irom tlic roof of tho rock to or toward the
J. 12. Whitney, of this city, wishing to
secure photographs o. It In ull Its phases,
sent Mr. Charles Zimmerman luythe
wuv a splendid photogruphluartisti up to
the Mlnnetialia yesterday morning to
take som winter views. Mr. Zlmmr
niufi placed his Instruments, and, while
preparing to work, Ilka nearly all other'
visitors who go tnere, concluded to grati
fy his tasio for the beautllul by passing
under tho fall uud-Jopklmcout through
tho hpruy etc. It vus about 3 p. m.
when Mr. Zimmerman passod under tho
the 'full, uud, it chanced that no other
visitors were present. Shortly aftor 4 p.
m. Mr. llalne, a photographic artist from
Chicago, went to Minnehaha, and ulso
concluded to pu?s under tho fulls.
""Ho had scarcely got under' "tho rock
wneii a startling sight met his e)c A
huge Icicle, perhaps- weighing two or
tlirL'o hundred Hounds, loonened by the
thaw, hud severed Its connection with.
the roof and ha I fullen upon Mr. Zim
merman, crushing him down uud lear
ing him timeiis-wlo beneath it. Mr.
Hulucs quickly sprung rorward and roll
ud the iciclu.olt'.lubotuo lulJsrraud then
calling ror asslstutice begab tlii' work of
rentornig tho unconscious artist. He,
was ulmot frgzen and entirely In
aeulble. He was curried to the public
notise near by and projwrreitoru Ives ad
ministered which sooil restored him to
He states that while, admiring tho beauty
of tho full and tho peculiar formation
of tho Ice, something struck hlmvupou
tho head, and that was the lasihe kuew
about It. Ho thinks he must have been
inseusllilo over a half hour. His head,
neck and shoulder, and ulso one limb,
Were found to bo badly bruised, but for
itiuutcly no bones were broken. Ho
nuil so lar recovered thaihe came home
to thoeveulug train, but could scarcely
vvulk, anil was Miller log considerable
pain. His escape was nur.cllous, for
he rock under ttiefull Is ro Mauling thut
it wus struugc thut the great Icicle did
not precipitate him down (he rock into
the water, where he would of course
Visitors who no there In thawing
weathet should be very carelul, for auy
ol llinr-e peuduut Icicles may ttrop oil' at
V Itiiy Killed t tlie i(rrriu Selioot bjr m
. i. ftsoi'ou, 5d.j
Another tragedy has occurred lu this
city, and this tlmo the victim is a young
boy at.tuo.ituforin scuooi, ana tno crim
.1 I.. I .....I... Tl.i
lliai oiie oi too ingiiv omiuiiiiivii.
ourliculars of lhe case
I, to far us learned, .
needless and Inex-
aIiow one of thu most
cuKublu homicides that huvo been com
milled lu sumo time; and while the per
petrator Ik-suiiU lu ducpest despair at his
deed, ho hus noexcuse whutcverbul pas
sion for Its commiesion.
mong tho many inmates oi tno o-
form School Is, or was, a boy named Geo.
II. Miller, a mil between twelve und tnir
teen yean of ago, whose muther reticles
on Eighteenth street. He hud not been
thero a great while at tho time of this
ilttl uilitir. a.ust mum, iiuoui iiuu-imai
soveu o'clock, as tho night watchman,
or mod John Best, was standing at the
head of tho stairs loading from the warm-1
ing mom (o one of tho dormitories to i
vvuich uud keep In order tho boys ns they i
went to bed, fcomo of them mutio consld.
erahle noise. According to llcston's story I
he luqulred of each ono who mado tho ,
disturbance, butrecelvt d noauswer. This
rather provoked liir.l. As Georgo Miller
passed him, ho (tl)e boy; laughed, as if
lu deflauco of tho wutchmau, when lies-1
ton raised tho whip with which ho is
provided, and with tho but tend, which
Is about ttireo quarters of an inch In 1
thickness struck, him on the head. Tho '
boy fell and began to cry. Flo was taken
to tjio dormitory, und continued crying ,
jometlmii us If In great pain. , After a
tlmo ho began to grow Innonsiblo, and j
continued no until about oiiq o'clock: this I
morning, when ho died.
Upon learning of llio death of the hoy (
this morninir. Boston repaired to tho Cot-1
tago drove l'ollcc Stotion, and surrender
ed himself to .Sergeant Shippey, who put
him ! a cell, uud nt oncu notified tho
Coiontii; bit aKino o'clock that gentle
muu had not putui an appearance.
John Ik'Bton, tho prisoner Is a young
man 22 years of ago, of medium height,
and well built. He hus blaok hair and
eve., and a slight moustache He lost
h'is loft urtu some tlmo ago, from tho
r-ll'ecl of a wouud received in the arm.
Provlous to his tomlng to tho Reform
School, which was about eight months
ago, hu w.a un Inmrto of tho Soldier's
Home. lift expresses tho greatest sorrow
for hia deed.
A H II'K AX1YTIIHKK UIIM)ItK.V WlTR-
ir.iti:o hytiik HL"MijL.vnrAYiiEH.
A horrible tradgedy was perpetrated
twelve miles from the city, on JJlarks
vllle pike, before daylight Sunday morn
iuir it was the murder of a wife and
three children by a fletiU In human
.shape, -Joe. . Barton, tho hus
band und father.
Mrs. Burton and her children had retir
ed to re st in tho same bed Saturday
night, Burton being ubsent. Shortly
after midnight, it is believed, liartou re
turned uud cut their throats. Tho mur
der was not discovered ' until Sunday
morning 10 o'clock, when u farmer well
acquainted with the family , passing on
the wuy to church, observed thu house
fastened, no tmolto issuing from the
chimney, the windows closed and no
slguofJifo. Ho went to the door and
knocked. Again und agalu did he beat
upon the door, but no answer came. A
mysterious stillness prevailed. He pried
open the door and stood aghast at the
dreudful spectacle which met his gazo.
There lay the mother and tho three
children in a creut dark pool of blood,
which had iun down from their lacera
ted throats towards the middle of the,
bed. The mother looked as though the
had awakened from some terrible ,
dream, and, having relisted ns long as
she ws able, had suok down with her
face toward her children, as if to avert
the fate which awaited them. The
.children had evidently, been, pulled I
down one by one and uulchcred beside
th eir mother.
The witness to this shocking eight b
held it only for a moment, when, turn
ing sick from Its horrid contemplation
be left, and, having secured tho assis
tance of some neighbors, returned and
placed the remains lu decent order.
Barton Is n man Itinerant habits. He
is u saddler by trade nud formerlySreslded
ul ClarksvlIIe, where ho created u num
ber of debts which he never expected to
cancel, und having no longer any credit
In that vicinity had rented the present
iarm auu remnveu inereio inree mouins
ago. He often drunk locxccss,butwas not
suspected of haying a disposition to murder.-
Hn Is supposed to have departed
for part unknown soon after ho commit
ted ilis unnatural crime.
lU.ASTI.VN I ItOUf-Oi roF Tal WATKH
With t roivi:u."
'IVota thr rKiniiC'ty,Ncida Ecterpr se
A lew days since we copied an item
from tho Curson Appeal lu regard toklll
lug tish with Giant powder. Yesterday
we had a conversation with a gentleman
who had some experlaace at this kind
of tuning. H yii bt while stopping
at Uie Warm Springs, neur (Jeuoa, iai
week, he several llms went out rrlth
parties of gentlemen to blast trout out of
the Carsou. TUo wuy they practice (his
new mode of llshlngls us follows;
They take a cartridge of CJjunt powder
weighing ubout a quarter of u pound, in
terl Into It u piece of luse, properly cap
ped, ubout six inches in length, then
lighting the fuse the cartridge is thrown
into uuy deep lime supposed to contain
trout oi other llh. Aner tho cartridge
has boeu twrown into thu water, smoke
and bubbles or gas are seen to rise to the
nur.Kce, then in a few seconds comes the
exploslou a dull, heavy report. The
surtuce of tho wuturis seen to bulge up
uud tlie ground can be felt to sliuke for
tifteeu or twenty feel back from the
immediately after the explosion all
thu tlsh ihathuppen to be wiitiiu a circle
of twenty-live or thirty feetoi the spot
where the cuitridge fell, come to the sur
fuco either killed outright or so budly
stunned that It is sumo minutes before
they recover. Our lutormuut says that
witn two cartridges ho bv over lHiy
pounds of llsb killed, counting trout,
whlle-tlsh uud clubs. In pluces aftr a
blast, the w h oln surface of the water
would be covered with minnows from
nn Ififh fn thi.ii or four illdllt-S In Ikiil-iIi.
At they aro practicing the bumo
Btyloof llshiug, only lhat out there tluy
lie tlie curtnuge to tuoeuu oi a mug poic
, und thrust U Into the wuter, holding It
1 until tho explosion occurs. This Is the
1 moot destruclivo mode ol llshiug we have
vmp lixuril nf.lt Ik li riMlll ir wIiiiIchhIm
daughter of great und small, gool uud
bud. Should tlie practice guiu giuund it
will be necessary fur the Lvgiaruture to
pin a stop to u uy uu uci limning it u
criminal otleuse to llh with Qiaut pow
der. Parties hare ulready tieen talking
of trying this blasting process In laku
Tuhoe; whure by using largo cartridges,
they oxpoct to bring
up 'hundreds of
trout at u single sliol.
a i:.m)i:m. piiillips on tiik
Tlie South or tho General (Jovmitnet
Must Edncato tho Blacks.
During a speech In Nowhuryport,
Connecticut, delivered Wednesday eve
ning, that shining light of radicalism,
Wendell Phillips, held forth as follows:
Wendell Phillips, In a speech at tlie
Lyceum to-night, demanded of Congress
to assume the government, which tho
executive had abdicated; that It compel
tho States lately in rebellion to educate
its eight million dunces, and, If it rofuso
to do so, then tho government Itself, at
ilni nxnonso of all tho neonlo, shall as-
i sumo tho duty, afterward sending tho
bills forcollectlon to tho different States,
It must protect tho citizen ns well as
1 li'L-lslato for them. Tho war is not end
ed; It has just begun. In tho latter
portion of his lecture the speaker severe
ly criticised thu Now York 'Tribune' for
virtually saying on Saturday lust thut he
would not carry on this government un
lets wo entreat Jolt! DaVIs to come and
help us. Mr. Phillips said the Southern
whites have got tho business and the
wealth, and have-captured the Supreme
Court. A worse than Taney wields Its
thnndoi bolt to-day, a recreant republi
can, ft man who drags tho ermine
through tho infamy of Tammany Hall
and tho means to contest the election
with tho candidate of the renubllcan
! party. It tho republican party hud a
bravo man at Its head It would marshal
Its forces, 'nail its colors -4,00. forgtvn
ness" to tho mast, and absolutely lm.
picgaato every Northern mind with tb
Idea (the speaker continued) with a
demand that the land should be civen
I to the blacks as freely as possible. He
spoko with great force of tliecoming tide
of Orientals 'o tho Pacific shi.re, which is
to be u greater act of American civiliza
tion thun anything it hus yet experi
enced. LIQUORS. TOBACCO. ETC.
Importtr and Wholtialt Dtaltr in
HI.VES, LIQUORS TOBACCO
flcst Brands of Cream and Stock Ait
71 Ohio Lzrxit,
HEAL ESTATL BROKERS, ETC.
(SucccMor to John Q. Htrman k Co.,j
REAL ESTATE AGENT
(Iiiyi and 11 Ral Estate. pay Ti-, fornUh-f
Abotracla of Title, and pre wri-i Uonyaoc-a of all
i ndn. OITlCT, .No',7l7d Boot ; Ohio tww., aiarlBtl
JOH W. yRQVE.It & CO., . ,
Real Estate, Bond and Stock Brokers.
Will attend fo th payment of Sutei (vitmtVan.l Ct
Tiufe, and all bufincia porltiniri W. OfiNKKA
Kionm STRjcitf, tteonddoor from Ccrri. Avt.,
l!(rM)dtf ' - ' Cairo, III.
j p M. WARD,
la prepartd to ll order promptly ami latlifactcnlj
wlttitliv lionloakand hickory nrinriiod.
lmo r4r at lluleo'a olditad, or attta pl
yfr o.oDi wood!
J. IV. TDRN'EIi
' prepared to furnh
Groocl JZarcl Wood
At pricea which defy competition, wad alio to
Deliver In auy part r the Clt?,
On the liicrteu natiee.
Leave irrderi on ala'ea at riu.en'n
gita'o f(-el kUue, aoJ Wfodn and Koac
STOVES. TINWARE, ETC
HA LLUT'S"C II A It T E It OAK
Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron
70B BIN Gr fit XX O Xr
.v. k.c WAsmyoToy avexue,
(Above the Market Hou-e.)
KooAdk, Guttering, f pcutinc and Steamboat V.'url
done mu neat and auUtutial manner, At tliortnu
W U U L t n A I C U IC J li It,
PIlODl'Cr. AND C'OMMIHSIO.S
3VC 32 XI O XX A N 1,
A'o. -C OAio Ltstt, C'ulro, 111.
Hpeclal at.entloo ruau to conalcnineat and BllinM
U HOI.i:SAI,F. CiKOCEIiS,
OHIO LEVEE, CAIRO, U.LIX01S
Alto keeps eomuatly on hand a moet oomplet
SCOTCH AND HUSH WHISKY, GIN
Port, Madeira, Sherry and Catawba
uo, AstxT rot
J. HIED i WS CELEBRATED WllkEL
We fell fiscltuiTely (or CASH, to which wo Invite tha
attentlm nfclnne ea!i biiven.
VspMlal nttcotiun paid to pllipc orders.
TEN BOTXAUS liIVAKI,
Will l'f paid for any intormation which Kill lead to
th recovery of one (I) iHrge Meamhont bell, which lie
auppoautto huva been stolen from the Hough
KbAdy ensine'houe, In thieity, between the 11th
nndWd o? November. Said belf will welfih from 600
to 800li,r.nilhnnnoIdi)Ofthoyoko broken, and
formerly bulcngoj (o th wr?,'Kl V
t'H.iK K MU.1.1S. VOwnera.
nolfh O '
FTJIl NT I T XT H. 13
fuensware, Bur Fixtures, GlMiwara
.a. its a4.?r,caH.AjF i 0.A190 kM,
w. 'TiuTTrt.v. ' "7(!Yiur
gTBATTON & BIHD,
(!juaejori la Straiten, Jludien k Clark),
Grocers and Coramlisloa MerehauU,
AMerlean Powder (., on1 MNMatartMrara
Ak-mi far Callus TTra.
Ifn. 07 Ohio Itee. Calru, lit.
BOAT STORES, GROCERIES AND PRO
VISIONS, XIO Olxlo
FLOCB MERCHANT AND MILLERS'
80 Oblo Uth, lro, Ullnaria.
Orders aolloitad and
DVAS T. PARKER. JOHN B. PHIU-M.
CommlMlon and Forward in? Merchant
And DealUk 11
flax, Corn. Oat, nrnn, rtnrt all Htnctb rt
OHIO LEVEE....i ..H.CAtllU, ILL.
tpl dtf i- .
A. V. iT(U, K..J.AYIW.
OQMM ISSrON MERCHANTS,
So. 133 Ohio Lev, 1 CAIRO, Itib-
J M, PHILLIP8 Sr CO.f
' (Succetaom o :. B. Heudrlckj A Co.,)
Fonranllng and Co'nnlnloa Hordia a
Oa&x-o - - - XI 3 lnplw.
Liberal Advancen-Aladc on Goneignmcntt.
Vr prepared to rooele, atora or'forward treixbt to
ill points; huy or tell on coramuiioa IVil!if" at-
ndcdtrtw Itli prmnptiwa , aiilUrtavt
H. M. IITJN"
a ix oloaialo Grroo.or
ItMlnc remoted w No.7i Ohio Lt, uait door u
City Niilonl Bank, whr wiib txuer facllltlea and
laiKtratock. hs aoliclta the ;ontlnuaac. ol patron
K of liia forinor cuatomora, a well u thi 0: a
Hapurlor acroaimodaclon for Morrire
aad (ft flimdUnar or all ttliirla or
Cairo. 111.. June 1. IU0. my:idtf
Q W. GREEN,
(Kuooeiieor to Fallis, Green & Co.,)
2T Tj O Tjr -j, 2T T.
Gfnoral Commission Merchant,
P VIN'CEKT, '
OeiJer In Groceries, Lime, Vluur Parla, Plaitera
Wj Jl ml e 9
In bulk, alwaya on hand. Ooroer Efjtilli lretu
Ohio I eie. cairn llllonla. mris.lt.
T7ILUA. W. TUOUNTON,
Wholeaala and Ratall Dealar Id
A vt. m. "fc o r, 8lgletj
Catlar Paata, Doora, Baah, Ulloda and W'lai
;O0Iee ou Tenth Street,
leD Cornmaiolal and Wajhlngtw Areuuta,
Rock Rttir Pnprr Qnpahtf AhtaiMng EtU
U W, JolaVfl ImproTrMl Roeflag
Asbestos Cement nlwax Hand
Jn Urn or aniali luantltlea.
dvrtd ?1'M ' .
Hard a-lcI. Moft Xjumber
of ererr deisrliUlpn,
Lath, BhlsislM twlr Poata.
YA1D AND 0KFI0R TornarCommertlal arenue and
CAIRO,, -..,.. ictfyfow,
OrUra aolioited and promptly IllleU. fileamhoat
Timber furnlfbed ou ekort notice. acils-em
VOIP ,3UACK8.-A, VIOTW, OP EAMVT
pruilence, esuimK nertrna dahllfy,,prfiatnre
drtay, AC, lias ttiacotereoa aimpia, wwcj ,,jyre,
rthlch h 1" ' frea loj hU fellqWAUferMW.-A4-
draaa J. Jl. KRs viy jftqanin atrw, i wa j