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BfAdinir MMIcr n Kvrry Iik.
JOHN a. OBEHtY, Editor.
Tin- BUeM fll iMh Xnllniml linn.
orrMIr Una t ration.
TM Nl!on Democratic Committer, to
wfiom Is lc1o)olol thepowor of fixliij- the
time pUreof liftMlnjrtlic NMliitnl no.H-
ormtlc -omentum ol ISTO, lnw appointed
Tucitay, the tcil--sevtnili day of .ttitio
next, noon, a- the time, ami telcdi'il M.
Lout a the pl.ice of hoMIng r ucli ronven-
KacliiMstc will lc entitled to a rcprr-en-Utloii
equal to double tlic number ol Its
senators ami reprreiitstive In tlic con
gress oftlie Tnlteil State; anil the terri
tory of Colorado. whoc attinli-lon in Jtily
n a State will give It a W6 In the next
electoral collcjo, tl nl o Invited to (end del
egates to the convention.
Dcinoeratlc, Concrvatlc and other cltl
?rn vt tlio ifnttcil State", Irrespective of
pat political ai!ocUtlon, deIrlns to co
operate with the Democratic party In Its
precnt cflort ami object", arc cordially In
Itcil to Join in scndlnir dcleiwtes to the
national courtntlon. Co-opratlon Is dc
ired from all person wlio would change
an adminl'tritlon that lis-, -ulVered the
pulillc credit to become and rchialn Inferior
to other and 1cm favorod nitlon ; has per
tnltted commerce to be taken away by for
clgc powers; lia stilled trade by unjust,
tiucipial and pcrnleloti" lfgl'ation ; lias
Imposed unusual taxation and rendered It
most burdensome ; Ins thanged growing
prosperity Into widespread nill'crim; and
want ; has piandercd the pitblls iiHine
recklessly and detiantly, and liamcli'l
mcd tlio power tint -hoiild Imve been .vllt
to punish crime, to protect it.
Kor these and other reasons tlio n.ttional
Democratic party deem the publti' danger
imminent, and earntMtly desirnm of (retir
ing to our country the ble-'lng. of an
economical, pure and free j;oeiiiliiciit,
cordially Invito the co-opcr.itioii of their
follow-citlzclii In the clloit to attain tbl
TliomatA. Walker, Alabama.
S. li. Cockrlll, Arkansas
Frank .McC'anpIn, California.
William U. Itanium. Connecticut
Charles ltea'tcn, Delaware.
wnarie t liyKc, I'loriua.
A. It. l.awton, (ienrula.
Cynull McConuIck, llllnok
Thomas Ddwllm,', Indiana.
."M. M. I Jam, Iniva.
Naac K. Katon. Kau.-a".
Henry D. .Mcllehry, KeLtucky.
Henry D. Oplcn. I.ouicina.
I,. 1). M. Sweat. Maine.
A. Leo Knult, Maryland.
Wll'lam A. Moore. Misbfcan.
William Lochrun, Minnesota.
.1. 11. Sharpe, Mississippi.
.Tno. (5. rrlest, MI-oiiri.
(Seo. L. .Miller, Nebraska.
TIiom. II. Wllllaui, Nevada.
51. Vt U. Kdcrly, New Hampshire.
TUeo. K. Kandoliib, New Jersey.
M. W. Kaniom, North Carolinu'.
John (i.Thnmpson, Ohio.
.1 amis K. Kvlley, Oregon. ta
.lames-l. llarr, Pennsylvania.
Nicholas VanSlyck, llliode Miuul.
Tlio. Y. Simons South Carolina.
William II Hate,Tcnnu!cc.
F.8. Stockdale. Texi.
11. lt.HnmlUy, Vermont.
dohn Ooodo. jr., Virginia.
John HUlr Hogo. West Virginia.
(icorge U. Paul, Wisconsin.
Thomas M. Patterson. Colorado.
AUGUSTUS SCIIKM., Now York,
risKDKICK O. 1'niNCK, Mas-acliiisults,
Secretary National Democratic Com.
W.i.SlltNOlo.v, February 22, Ib'tt.
I'nkumoki U muUliii:
rnvai;cs ui t'ar-
Dava, the literary jilrate, cannot o to
England as succesior to Emma MUw.
A hkckss of eourcss from early In
Mine to septoniber 1st, lias been Mi'''(it-
lr-IViidleton bad taken tlio advice ol
Weller .' It U tlio duty of a statesiiKiu to
"beware ol tlio vldilera."
Hon. Mat. I.nscokk, o Illinois, will bo
urged by his friends as n jiroper man to
receive the liepubllcan rioiiiliiatlon for
Ir Secretary Ilrbtow should be noinl
nated by the Jtepubllcinsr Jlut ho won't
be-Impossible. lie ,is too good uumiw
As a detective (statesman he ranks even
with Gen. Tlldeu, who takes pride In the
business, and was the bacr ol Tweed.
Tim Democrats of Jackson eonnty are
nouletplng-. 'J'hey propo.'u to Imvo a
series of Democratic tiiect1ti;ri as i-ldo
Miows to the circuit court that comes on nt
Murpbysboro next week. This Is an cvl
dtnee or vitality that (-peaks well for tlio
future of the party In Southern Illinois
U'i: admire ;itldj,'eway, but ilocs hu
really expect to be nominated lur k'ov
I'rnor by thy Itepublicangy Ho will bo
crushed out of the convention It he even
dares to enter it. lleveilde, fulloin and
Wadiburne will put their gieat feet upon
1'Itn, and where then will he be-?
'J''": Anna Union, of the 2Hd lust., sayi.
tt liree part of th peaches in Union
My have been killed. Mr. Kobert O.
'-tm,orCoMe1( Writln t the riw
aJS! 'Cherries nre not hurt. Karly
inontda!UrU "t,k'',,"t ,1,u ";lr,k'l,k
art not dai,. Ktrj )t,rrk,8 arc
teeted by the nmw.
a candidate before tho next genera" a,
H'inbly for le-election to the tmj
States Senate. And ho will make tin. tr
.ii tne assembly Is radical. That it
I'M not be Is probable. Then who wlllbe
he man) t W0llI(, ,J(l Uno m
thlnx.eventoputllon. Win. J. )tit In
"on. .John A.' place.
T.ii; cheaK0 correspondent of the
giiMake lutl n0mIllM,0M
Davli for president; tbu a )o ,, ' "
tliaium.1 vm ..i ...J. . ' loW,y o a
i V." 7i . KV ol' ,u'to shout lor 1
3ttiWf?,t,,ufw,, i S
Wlspsljipi, with tht cxix'ptlonor Arkuu
u, Is already pledged to b,, Ac. .,,
oftliU we arc glad to bear, but none
this we believe. Judge Dal winbenom
luuted, if he is nominated, by nolobbv or
pledged States J
thi: itr.i'ini.Ti'A it . v. ami w.
There Is n jrand row now In propre.j
ainoiie; tile Itepubllcniis of IhN Statu oer
tho claim ol several dlMhixuMicd gen
tlemen to the Ktilicriiulnrl.il nomination
of the llrpuhllean party.
FIrt, tnarchlne; aloti.' with prayer and
praise, Is tho very distillled grey-bearded
pro'ent Incumbent of ihognu'rnorVollici',
the lucky Hon. John I., llcvcrldge. He
is followed by a motley troop, composed
ofprnyliiB men and rascals, the praying
men eulogizing hint because of his diMln-
guMied goodne", and the ra-caN sup
porting him becaufe of the distinguished
iblllty hu h.t exhibited hi permitting
them to Indulge in rpilto robberies
of the dear people. They know their
man. Opposing the ptayerfnl licvendgct
throwing mud at him and missies of all
kinds, arc the Mcdilllau Kepnbllcins.who
are n ero between wlit-kv thieves and
retormers fellows who talk honesty
and practice all tho hirpncs of eoiiMim;
ate politicians. These fellows hate
the dear, crooning old gmnnv we now
call governor, nti.l aru resolved to eruh
him whatever may lie the consequence
Next, walking with a nillo that is
chlld-Iiku and bland, is the estimable
namc-remembcrliig. hand-siiRklng. 'olt
soaplng Hon. Shelby .M. Cullom. He
I toiioweii ny ngood many lellows, many
of them eitiens of the bet repute. At
hlni tho friends of Heveiidge ate throw
uoia inue dirt, i tic asiimirne peo
ple tho .Medllllaiis tho-e lllly-wlnte-
liauded political sharpers do not do
nounee (Jitllom. They tlniply eru-li him
by their contempt. Cullom is better than
llevcrldge has got, more ense, and
would be a much abler governor. He U
a Presbyterian that is to av, he wor
ships with that church. In othir words,
lie buys a Pre-bytcrlan pew mid nod In
it on Sunday-.
No.t, advancing with all the pomp ol'a
diplomat, Is the great Hon. Klihii II-
Waslibimie, former friend of President
Grant, now minister to France. The
.Medllllanx aru Ids jm-hers an1 he has
li lends not n lew hi every pail ot the
State. The fact Is, Wu'hburno is a strong
man. lie has been out of tho country,
and has not theretore been smirched
even by the suspicion of dishonesty that
has come tij the hearthstones ornoarly.nl!
the prominent I.Vpublieaiis within the
past few yearn. As u foreign minister
he has maintained tho dignity of his
country abroad, unlike some ot the other
of our prominent repre-eutatlves at the
courts of Kurope. Ho is, in short;, n
strong man, and there is every
reason to bellovo hu may de
feat both Itoverhhro and Cullom.
The other men don't amount to much
hi the race. Thev arc out of even tbu
hope of receiving the nomination. llev
crldge, Cullom and Wrishburne aiu the
great gladiators, and they are all or
rather their friends are busy, woiking
nlglit mid day. in some parts ol the
State they are engaged In a triangular
light that I; very fierce. In Chicago and
Springlleld, the niotvenom exudes, and
Ited faction-lenders are beginning to
tell tales out of school. Let the good
work go on.
(ioviiu.vm:, Nor ni:iMtt:i:.-.T.i-tivi:.
Tlio .Murpbysboro Indrprmlrnl nskf) If
It Is not waste ol time for Judge Allen'.s
friends to loreo hlni to run for congress.
It may be, If the Intttptmltnt speaks with
nuthoiity when it Informs tlio public that
the judge will not consent to be a candi
date for congress, but will not refuse (o
accept tho Duuioorntlo nomination for
gou-rnor. Hut if tho Judge should con"
elude to not take tho nomination for gov
ernor we do not understand how ho could
refuse to be u candidate lor congress if
he were nominated. Wo know hu would
do nothing to obtain tlio nomination :
but, In view of tho fact that ho was num.
inated on one ballot by the convention
that put .Mr. Hartell Into tho field, and
lost tho nomination in tho confusion that
prevailed at the time, it might be said,
with some loree, that ho would be
Justified in uvon -coking the nomination
and taking It from .Mr. Harlzelj
If hu could obtain it. .Mr. HarteH's
friends say ho is entitled to renoinlna
Hon. Ytliyy lleeausc, tho reply Is, be
was nominated and elected once, and has
a right, In accordance- with the custom of
tho party, to a second term. We think
he has a right to a second term ir ho Is
worthy of It It ho has sujicrlor claims to
my ouo else ; but wo take no stoek in th0
doctrine that, no matter what may bu
bis record or how iiielllelenlly ho may
perforin Ills dulled, custom entitles
representative to a -eeoud term. Wo
see no reason to beiiovu Mr. Ilart.e 11
will not merit another term, and wo
are In favor of his rciioinlnatlon, but we
lo not believe the cll'urts of Judge Allen's
friends to nominate him Instead ot Mr.
Ilarl.cll ought to bo treated as Insolent,
llowovcr.thi! olllco of governor Is prefera
ble to that of representative, ami we ac
cept the information furnished lotisbv
tho liiilejxiiilcnt thai Judge Allen Is nl'o
ot this opinion.
Our neighbor of the Sun pretends to
cc In the tact that Mr. Ilarl.cll voted lor
the repeal ot the resumption act .some
thing that weakens tho chances of that
gentleman lor rouonilniillon as tho Dem
ocratic candidate for congress in this dis
trict. It this Is really the opinion ol the
"'. that paper knows nothing about tho
V "ul 01 ,,IU ")'l'0l-'':t l this part
or the State. Theto U not, wo ventuio to
avert, one l)euiL.rai hi Southern llli
who doe, lml ,,,,,,, l)l0 R1.
Ita ot the resumption act, that pollti
cal trick of Hadlcal political tricksters,
which lias resulted h, mo,t disastrous
coiisequenc...s to tlio whole country, li
mi. jmn.fn nan not voted for
jieai. no could not have been
Some of tho lfepubllcans are pleased lo
wjr that tiie repeal of tho Sliermau bill
will ic.ult lu tlio vigorous growth of the
gbaby." We don't believe .hi,, but
, - ould ratlier Imve a btnmg ig b ib v"
J) tena than poverty . a tl,o8;ind
",or repeal of this Jaw l adcilw-
ntlon that the lountry ii not lendyfor
icsuinptlon, and this all hut tho very fool
ish know to be a fact. Wo hold that gold
f-ho'.ild be Hie bads of our currency and
that the legl-latlou of the country should
devise some way by which the greenback
dollar can bo brought to par with the
gold dollar. This may be done by wle
action on the part of congress and with
out resorting to inli-tressful rontr.ictlon
of the currency.
I'.VVNUX AM) 'NIA A Itill.S mil.
We learn from the Murphysboro .
jwnilfnl that Messrs. I 'ays on and Cauda,
oi me i- ali o aim m. i.ouis rauroau com
pany, have got Into conlderable trouble
In Jaekoi. county. On the 17th hist, n
capias was 1-sued by u .Murphysboro
justice of peace, upon the allldavit of .Mr
rindley .McGregor, for the arrest of the
gentlemen named. A similar writ was
Issued upon the allldavit of Mr. A. 11
tiooarts. j ne auidavit in each case
charges fraudulent conveyance of proper
ty with Intent lo hinder, delay and defraud
creditors. IVhlli-these gentleinen, under
the linn name of Payson A Co., were
building the Cairo and St. Louis
railroad, they would accept town
lots and other property as a consid
eration for putting hi side-tracks and lo
cating tatlons. This they would do with
out consulting the company, nud would
have tiie property conveyed to themselves
lutiad of the company. Some ot this
properly, thus obtained by .Mwrs. Pay
son A Co., they conveyed to .Mr. Scarfs,
who was" ostcn-lbly the attorney of the
railroad company, but who was In fai l
the attorney for the contractors. That
Mr. Searl- paid them proper considera
tion tor this property they will probably
be enabled to show, but that he did so we
do not know ami do not believe.
A resolution has been adopted by con
gress requesting the people ol each eonnty
indeily toappolut some person to wrlten
hl-tory of the county or city a full and
complete history; this history to bo read
at a mass meeting of the people of the
county or city on the Fourth of July
next, and then to bo forwarded, either In
manuscript or In printed form, lo lie pre
served among tho archives oflhe nation.
If the peoplo do not neglect to n-poud to
the request of congress, much valuable
Information, lor the use of the future his
torian oftho republic, will bo supplied.
The history of every county, every city
and every town in the United States will
bo filed at Wa-hliigtou; and facts Known
now. which will h.ivo iiased uway from
human recollection In a lew years, will
be thus put Into written language and
will endure. Wo hope tlio people or
Alexander county and Cairo will not neg
lect to comply with the request of con
gress in this matter: and wenow suggest
that the preliminary steps ol compliance
with it bo taken. The county coiuiuU
sionors and tho city council should unite
in reque-tlng Mr. 31. 11. Ilarrcll to wtito
the history of the county and city. A
better person than he could not be nam
ed, lie has already much valuable ma
teria! at Ids hand, and could, without
much trouble, obtain all that ho lacks.
WHICH IS WHICH ?
Tim Indiana lEepublicans In their late
State convention, declared that "any at
'tempt to hasten re-uiuptloii more rapidly
'than It shall be brought about by the
'laws ol trade and commerce Is inexpe
dient ; therefore, In our opinion, so much
'of the so-called resumption act as llxe.s
'the ti.uo for (lie resumption ot specie pay
'ments should bo repealed; and after
'such repeal tho currency should remain
'undisturbed neither contincted nor ex
'panded." The Connecticut Hepublle.ins, in
their late State convention, declare, that
"we believe that tiio welfare of the conn
'try demands that the necessary legisla
tion be taken to carry the resumption
act into ellectat the time specified, either
'by funding greenbacks Into long bonds
at tiie lowest practicable Interest, or by
'using any avalblu means to apply and
It was tills wonderful diversity ot
opinion in tho Hcpuhllcaii party that
made lion. Charles Foster, a Kcptihlicau
congressman tor Ohio, remark a few days
ago, in great Indignation : " Well, damn
'a country where a man can't toll what
'party ho belongs lo If he goes from one
State Into another."
II. IN. W.M. .1. AI.I.I'.V I'llli iovi:i(.
Tho .Murphysboro Independent favors
the nomination of Hon. Win. J, Allen for
overuorby the Democrats of this State.
In tho olllco of governor, Judge Allen
would acquit himself hi a manner credit
able to hluiscll and to tho satisfaction ot the
people of tho State. Ho probably In
tends to seek the nomination from ids
parly as an endorsement of his political
and personal record, and will be warmly
supported by Ids many friends hi South
ern Illinois, A iiieetingoftho Democrats
of Williamson county has been called for
some day in April, and hi all probability
the Allen movement will bo lormallv In-
tugiirated at It. There our William Al
len will rise up.
Tin: Chicago correspondent of tho
Slate Journal says Glenn Is to be tlio
regular nominee on the Democratic ticket
for governor. Low. Steward is to de
cline, thus giving (ileiiu all the beuellt of
the Independent vote. If this arrange
inciil lias been made by the distinguished
gentlemen who aro running the Demo
cratic paiiy, they have kept their secret'
well; and, If this arrangement has been
made, of what necessity will even one
Oemoeratle State Ciluvcntloii be'
I'nxin.nio.N went to Kurope lu the
tame vessel with Mrs. Bowers, who Is
the present Mis. Ilelknap, nud Mrs.
-Marsh. What Is worse, he traveled with
the ladles. And this was all after ho re
ceived lioin (ieh. Belknap, then tho hu-
Uttudol thesisterof .Mrs. Howers.ii largo
claim-!-.! 10,000, of which his sharo was
?hi,ooo, u ft.ar (ioorgo Is h naughty,
q'ltr .Tf.itrt.ltAi.i UnffffA i,ii-,.l.if II.
- .... -.,v.... .... -iii,iuiii;miJ
declares that there nre at the Slate eajiltol
a lot of fossils, who somehow or oilier,
Imagine, that they carry tho Democratic
Il.irtV 111 their imekt'ts. Tln.s,. I'.willo 1 1 ...
(!a:tttc intimates, tlx things nil things
or the party. We don't agree with (la.
"tie. The Springlleld Democratic inana-
ccr.s nro mil tf..< 'limi' nr.. it,., 1I....U
C -- ". V.". '. - .- . 11,1-11-
cst lot of men outide of Chicago. They
conclude how, in their opinion, tho party
ought to he managed, and then they
manage it as nearly in accordance with
their Idea as they t an. Well, what of
It 't Theso men hau'a right to do this
if they can. If the (.ttk man don't like
their way of managing tilings, let him
step out and prevt lit It. When they do
tilings not in accordance with our Ideas
we ay so. When our friend Merritt
goes oil birgalnln;' with Kewance, pro
posing to give to that lllutrotis 'gentle
inan tho whole Democratic party, if Ke
wauee will nille on him, we lo-o no
time in protesting. Let the (:-! do
Stxci: the Xii will lies particular, we
would llko that paper to -how us the con
stitutional provision by which the legis
lature would be authorized to enact a
law requiring the State to pay for the
prosecution of non-resident criminals in
Alexander county'!' We know what the
Sun means, but the Sim has not sild
what It meant to say. It has made a con
stitutional nil-take, If the expression Is
pcrml-sUilc. Tho legislatum may do
whatever K not inhibited by the cou-tl-tutiou
from doing. It i.s Inhibited by the
constitution from legislating specially.
A law to relieve Alexander county from
paying the expenses of the pro-eciitlou
of noii-iesldent criminals tried here,
would be special legislation and therefore
Tin: Mount Carmel eyhtu; lu giving
Hon. John M. Crebs a shove-ahead for
congress In the Nineteenth district, av
that the colonel ran several hundred votes
ahead of his ticket hi the old Thirteenth
when lie was a candidate against I Ion,
D. W. .Muiiii. Tho truth Is, .Mr. Munn
ran several hundred votes behind his
ticket, riven at that time the neonle sus
pected .Mr. Miiunot the weakntsi that
lately bloomed Into crooked whisky In
dictments. The fact that Ids opponent
ran behind made Col. Crebs seem to run
ahead. Hut it Is a tact, that Col. Crebs
U a fast runner before the iteople faster,
however, when he runs for congress than
when lie runs for the bench.
Wi: regret to lcaiu that the Qu oy
Herald Is a defender ol' tho Sherman re
sumption bill, and endorses the vote ol
Col. Morrison and Mr. Wlke against the
repeal. The Herald s lind itself id most
alone lu Us advocacy or the act. Kvery
Democratic convention that has met
lately, with the exception of the llliode
island convention, has denounced this
Iniquitous measure, and all the Demo
cratic members of congress, with a few
exceptions, also denounce it. Tlio peo
pie will compel Its repeal and crush the
public men who stand In itsi defence.
1 ins is a most wondciiul time. It was
cold all lasr summer and warm all last
winter! Wo have had now this snrln
deeper than we ever had it before at any
time! 'ilio Jiepublieans are iircneldn
honesty, and Hen. Hill has concluded to
not uiako another speech! President
Grant's backbone lias become limber and
the witness .Marsh has returned from
Canada! Who says In the light of all
these strange tilings that the Democrats
will not,'at the next election, elect a Dem
ocrat to the presidency 't
v mix, sometime lu the beat ot the
next summer, we remark, that the frl-'id
wave rolling over us makes us lo uhlver
and sweat great drops of lee, the San
win solemnly ten us, that "frigid' does
not mean "hot," and that men do not
sweat drops or Ice. When the Grave
Digger inado verbal crlilcismnf uumlct'D
talk, tho melancholy Dane said,, as we
now say to the man of tho Sun : "How
absolute the knave Is; wo must speak
oy ine oook."
Tin: ,S';i pretends to have detected us
lu a mistake In a misapprehension of
tiie debt-making power or the State
The Sun takes too much credit to Itself
Ue understood the question. Wo had
discussed It with gentlemen learned In
law, and know ol the matter perfectly
well. This debt-sililltliig Jdca has been
one ot our hobbIo3 for inanv months
and wo expect to live until woscoitbel
come tlio law of the laud.
iloii. .losli Allen mill .IiiiIh,. Hull in
JluiiiliVslioio liulein'iiiliiil (lleiii.i 1
Next week is circuit court week In thU
county. '1 hero will bo a largo attendance
of prominent men inmi overy part oftho
county, also many prominent men from
other counties la this congressional district,
w ouicl it not 1)0 a good time for tho Demo
cracy to opou the campaign with one, or
two good rousing lively specchci We pro-
pose, and by request of many prominent
men, Invite Hun., Josh Allen, Judge, Dull'
and other prominent and able speakers to
give us speeches during tlio teim.
A iioi Wonl lor llulli,
Col. Dick Tow lishclld was lu this city last
week working up his ell mccs for tlio Ili-m-ocrutle
congressional nomination, Tho con
test Is really between hlmolf aud Col,
Crebs although several other cuiiHdatCH
will bo brought before the convention. In
i.ouiiuatlng either Towushcnd or Crebs ibo
Democratic paity will do Itselfcredlt. Col.
Town-bend i young, talonlod, energetic
and honest, ami, If nominated and elected,
will faithfully car: j out tho wishes of the
people of tlio itilli district,
A I.oltli' ol 11 Tliiiimiiiiil."
(.'Iilcigii (.'oiiespniiiU'iu'u ui' Mate .liiiiinal,
Democrat ledcsluiis take lu the nomination
ol Judge DavIs for President. A lobby a
iiiou-anti strong win go to St. i.ouis to
"rnh" fur Mm: and everv Statu I11110I1I11,.
tho .Mississippi I-now pledged for him o.
ei.pt Aikan-au. h'anas Is expected to ghe
her electoral vote for him, btcauie of his
diclsion lu favor ol the settlers lu -their
.till nil Ycl.
Wheat still looks very promising lu lids
county. Fiutt, during tho pat week, has
undergone n very trying ordeal, but Is not
all killed yet.
lull' I'lei r iiiiil'N l,i lli r (, lilslrli l
AlliiriiptN. il lulu I'rliil. Ilnl,.
i oc k lnl il Willi HI I. II.
A-lllMHiix, .March 'J:!. Attorney
(teneral Picrrcpnut waS before the Judi
ciary Committee to-day, hi regard to ex
ecutive interference with late crooked
whiskey trials In the West. Pierrepont's
account ol Ids circular letter to Hie Dis
trict Attorneys Is that the president was
very much ilMurbcd at the constant re
ceipt of newspaper slips and letters and
personal statements, giving information
ol attempts on tho part ot (Jovernuient
olllclals lu the West to compromise fraud
on the revenue, mid that the president
spoke to him on live or six dlllereiit oc
casions, expressing Ins fear that such
things If allowed would bring.
scan mi. ox i hi: ad.mi.nisiuatio.v.
Picrrcpnut himself wn4 rather Inclined
to treat thesu statements as exaggera
tions and did not bellovo that District
Attorneys or special eounel of the gov
ernment would bo gulltj' of anything Im
proper In the matter. He bad, hereto
lore, rather warded oil" the President's
advances until dually the President
suggested that the Attorney-Oriieral bad
better write to the llkliiet AMni -nevu nit
tlio subject, Pierrepout had therefore
prepared and forwarded letters couched,
as lie saui, in
h:iims ni at wr.ni: iiatiii:i: tamk.
Kobflllv 1 1 fl 1 1 tnmlit aln.l ..
draught of this letter and lie Inufnot sub
mltted It to rim iirestiteni. In r.int n. ,,... i-
dent knew nothing of It for three or four
ll. ,1, ,.IH.I.i..il . ...1 1... . .. . ...
w.ij s ,wii i itoius, iieu ne n-Kcii i lerre-
rum nueiiiti- no uau uiKcu any action lu
the matter, and then he had told hlni he
had written this letter aud sent him a
copy of It. A couple of days aftcrwiuiN,
on '''covering that the letter had lieen
ntmllshpil In tlir ( M,t,.i,r, t,.,r,..j t...
flrstori-cbruiiry, himself and Mr. itris-
iwn uAiies-cu iiiiiiguaiion iii ine pres
ence ol'theiire-ident at
rui: unoss ijii-iioi'iiikiv
of giving publicity to It, and then the
"le-iuciii, woo mil not manliest any reel-
ll'" uil-itevel- nn II,,, coM,,..i r....,., . 1....1
, - ... . . u.. ... 11111,11 v ,i
that he had never read the letter. Plerie-
pont lurtlier stated that (iem ral Itabeock
admitted to him on the :id or .March that
lie was In-trumcntal lu giving publicity
to tho letter and defended himself on the
ground that they were
TUVI.Nll Id lir.STUOV IIIM
and that bo had the right to defend him
self. He (Pierrepout) called tho presi
dent s attention next day to fiabcock's
The eoininittco wanted to know why
U.ibcock did not call for a court of In
quiry to ascertain when ho had been
guilty or conduct unbecoming an oilleer
and gentleman, and whether no was stll
commissioner or public building and
grounds, etc., but Pierrepout was unable
to give information on tho-e points.
Ills exainlnatson will be continued next
Whereas Stephen II. Ward ami wlfu by
their deed dated March I'Jth. 1W, and
recorded on pagoU":! In bonk "(.'' of Tru-I
Iucils, In the Itcconler's olllco ol Alexander
r.oumi, lllliiDt-, imivetui to tlU umlor.
sliriied, lots muiibered llilr v-seven C1T) and
thlrtv-eli;ht (::s), lu hlni k niunbercil twentv
HOV eiiCJTi. In tlio First Addlttnu to tho city of
airo, llllno.,lu tru-t, to secure tho pay
ment of a certain note therein de-crilieil.
.Now, under the provisions ol said deed, de
fault hav he' been tna..e in the payment of
said note, the undersigned, will offer said
property for sale, at auction, to the highest
bidder lor eah, at the Court House linor.
in the city of Cairo, Illlnol-, at o'clock
p. in,, of .Monday, April 17th, bid, lor the
puipo-e of said trut.
AI.KHKH 11. S.VI KOUIi.
. ,. i'ru-tcii nndMortcagi'e.
(JlllillN.VOlI.nKltT. Attomevs. h
Caiko. Ii.i.s., March 17, lt7il. " w-lt-ddl.
i:i(.( lliiii NiiHrc.3
Ci i y Ci.hiik'h Okitci:, )
Caiiio, ills., March PJ, ls7li.
.Notice Is hereby given that on Tuesday,
the 1 sth day of April, a. I). 187(J, a genera
election will bo held in tho city ot Cairo,
Alexander county, State nf Illinois, lor the
election of thu following named city
olllcers. to. wit: a City Cleik, a City Treas
urer, a City Attornoy and one Alderman
Irom each ward ror tlio term of two years,
forthepurpo-uof sii flection pods will
be opened at thu following named pliec-,
to-wit: In the lirst ward at thu Atlienciiin
on the west sldu of Commercial avenuo be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets; lu the
second ward at thu engine hotiso o the
Kough and Heady lire company ; hi the third
ward at the engine hou-e of the Hibernian
tire company ; In the fourth ward at the
Court Home, and In the lllth waul at the
store houo of James Carroll on the north-vyc-t
corner or Twentj-Klght street ami
Commercial avenuo. Saht election will
bo opened at eight oV lock In the morning
and continuo open until seven o'clock In th!
atteruoon of that day.
Ily order of tho C'ltv Council.
W.M. Kiikxcii A.l.i:v, City Cleik.
Whoreus (leorgo Cochran and Martha
A. Cochran his wile, by their certain salo
inortL'jiL'n. il.iti.il Aii'Mi.i iii. IL--I i
, o .O"-f " fs"v -.',,, I13IU, illlll U
corded (in pages ,inl,:io,-)( . :(), and .ioT, and
in tuiuiuu - oi mortgages III
uiu recoriiui-s olllco of .Marlon eountv. 1111
nois, mortgaged to the undersigned, the
ot section twenty-ono (21), tovvn-hln tvvn
(2), noilh rango ouo (1) ca-t, eonialuhig
lorll' tii !liri-ri. nml It,., 1.....I l.uli' ,.i .1.?.
" ..... Illlll ,l UJU
BOllthWCst Mlllirlnr. nl II, unull.,, ns,
ol section twenty-live (i.'i), town-hip two
;.y, mil 11 ...nsu uiiu II ) ea-i, conia II ng
tUOlltv r'JOl neres. fill .llii.il, I l ,1... , ?.
- - , , in inn in inn y
of Marion, and St ito of Illinois, to secure,
tho riiTniuut of a certain nnii. in ,1,1
gago siieclllcd : Now, under tho jirovMoim
.., r,.,i niwi i.,m , iiuiiiuii naving neon inailo
in nil imi nielli in sain unto, tlio lllldeis gn
en i in liner n n . .i,.L....n....i
- ---- ..... i,,.i iiil-ii iiiinit-riy
for sidii at miction, to tho; highest bidder
." V .. - u t ,,v 11IU LllllIL Illlll. P lllllkl ,,, l'.I-A
l..s.. .!...., mi, .. " 1 ' I '
., , i ,' . I "..-,. IIIU lllllll III
II . HICK jl III,, Ol
.Moiiilny, April IT lit, A. n. s7ll.
for thu purpotj., In mU,j nioitgago set loith
i. in'iiiier Jinr gugee.
D.itei I. CMiito. i.i... vimi.li (
(iiiiiKN & (iu.ucK'i, Attorneys.
United Statoi Mannal's Sale in Admiralty,
ptlll.lr imlieels limliy glun Unit in i,iuu
' ! "fJl." "filccntory (Ueive. oiiUrnir l e
I J11 Iti 1 1 si ,1 Vi ' '"l eelisl Jit. gri : I
.M.ir li 1,11, ,. II. Is7ii! I miw lor (ml., i
... ,v 7. "." iiiv.fiiiiiiii.nl 11 isi 1 ei 11 1 ill.
ill! iM fni' I, "".'l 7 lllKIH'sl Illlll liest
l?ii .,, 1 ;i ",, iniuiij 1,1 Ai l,.V, l ,
i' u. li.- t. Vm Aim It linn,
I' S. Miltshul lur Sunt ifni I ilui. t... . r 1 11 1....I .
t airo, Illln.iU, Muiiii is7c,
Vit'lliiol,i","'rl ,'roct"' (or l.lliiiUiiU.
In Stock for Spring Trade:
Strictly Pure White Lead,
Pure Linseed Oil,
Guaranteed Boiled Oil,
Artists' Tube Paint.
Best English Paris,
Glues of all Grades,
TERMS ON THESE GOODS CASH ON
F. M. STOGHFLETH,
Importer and Wholesale Dealer in
Wines and Liquors.
62 OHIO LEVEE, - - CAIRO, ILL.
Koops a full Btock of
Monongahela.Rye and Robinson County
FRENCH BRANDIES, HOLLANDGIN
KELLY ISLAND AND CALIFORNIA WINES.
2 - A -
15 REASONS WHY
I llal "PHouse, 135 South Fifth
St TH-. 1 ,1
ll'lL Thu f.. ,.e n . 1. . . .
cientiun;n;e;1:j1n:,;:i;;ra,l'' -xym, i,aMIfl,
"" V,l;;i;i,:;ir,k::;,;lji-i''i1t ..n wiem. ,u, ..vm,,,!.,,,..,,,!,.
IMIl, VniiKil voiir Ihi.iIj ,.11
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1 1 Hi. Vou Ket moic (. yollr ,,.. ..
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li?'!!',Kfj"!:!rk J Wt at
NEW CATALOGUE FCR 1870, SENT PHEE
Address WILLIAM PLOTT
I'ltiii'iiltioi: ny Tuh
ORIIGINAL GIFT BOOK PUBLISHING HOUSE
ONLY $1.25 A YEAR.
4 - P - 1
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U - .lnt. rtlK K,,.,,cr .,,
v..Mm In Ml, In, Wl. Birun,
1,1 Kill- ..re so much . lt
,. . .
sllve, V..l,.l,,r i:ieKn...
the l,ml luln.,. u,l .1 ., ,
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