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JOMMK. OllUT, Xdltor.
fcMliin'l rthe lfatloanf Irm.
Tai Katloaal Democratic Committee, to
wbosa Is delegated tbe power of fixing tlic
Umt and place of holding the National l)e.n
ocratlc soiTentlon ot 1S70, have appolutcd
Tuesday, the tivanty-smnth day of .tunc
next, noon, a the time, and selected St.
Loalt a the place of holding sucli conven
tion. Kach State will be entitled to a repreei.
Utlon equal to double the number nl it
senators and representative in tho con
(ret of the United States; and the Icrrl
toryof Colorado, whose admlalon In July
ai a State will give It a vote In the next
electoral college, If also Invited to send del
egates lo tho convention.
Democratic, Conservative and other citi
zen! ot the United States, irrcipcctlvo of
past political association!, desiring to co
operate with Uie Democratic party in IU
prctMt clorU and objects, nro cordially in
Tiled to join In tending delegates to the
national convention. Co-opcratlon Is de
sired from all persons who would change
an admlniftratlon that has mile rod tbo
puhlle arcdlt to become and remain Inferior
to other and lesi favored nations; has per
mitted commerce to he taken away by for
elge powers ; ha stifled trade by iinjutt,
unequal and pernicious Icgls'atlon; has
imposed unusual taxation and rendored it
most burdensomo ; has changed growing
prosperity Into widespread suffering and
wast; has squandered the publls moneys
recklessly and dcllantly, and shamelessly
uscd the power that should have been swilt
to punish crime, to protect It.
For these and other reasons the national
Democratlo party deem the public danger
imminent, and earnestly desirous or secur
ing to our country the blessings of an
economical, puro and froo government,
cordially Invite tho co-operation or their
fellow-citizens In tho effort to attain tbi
Thomas A. Walker, Alabama.
S. It. Coekrill, Arkansas.
;rnk McCappIn, California.
William U. Barniim, Connecticut.
Charles Jicastcn, Delaware. -diaries
E. Dyke, Florida.
A. It. Lawton, Uaorgta.
Cyrus It McCormick, Illinois.
Thomaa Dowling, Indiana.
M. 31. llain, Iowa.
Isaac K. Katon. Kansas.
Henry p. McIJcnry, Kentucky.
Ilonry D. Ogden. I.oulslna.
L. D. M. 8weat, Maine.
A. Leo Knott. Maryland.
W llam A. Moore. Mlihtgan.
William Locliren. MlnniMnin
.7. a. Sharps, Mississippi.
Jno. O. Priest, Missouri.
Geo. L. Miller, Nebraska.
Thos. II. Williams, Nevada.
2fc V S- EdSr,7' w Hampshire.
The?; ; Jlandolnh. New Jersey.
W ; Hanson, North Carolina;
John O. Thompson, Ohio.
J ames K. Keller, Oregon.
James l'.Jlsrr, Pennsylvania.
Nicholas VanSlyck, lthode Island.
7?.- Y 8lmons, Bouth Carolina.
William B. Bate, Tennessee.
F. 8. Stockdale. Texas.
B.H. Smaller, Vermont.
John Blair Uoge. West Virginia.
Oeorgo H. Paul, Wisconsin.
Thomaa M. Patterson, Colorado.
AUGUSTUS SCJIELL, AW Yort,
KltKDBlck- O. Pkincb, Masachusftts,n,
Secretary National Democratic Com.
Washington, February aa, 1876.
Wales is about to return to Eiijjlnnd
Blaine said Marsh would not return.
Marsh has returned.
Jk.v. CnooK demolished tho village of
Crazy Horse a few days ago.
The General of tho Army Is to receive
$10,000 a year hereafter, and the Lieu ten
Sk.vatok Thl-iiman once received a lee
ol $100,000; and the wise are saying,
with much head-shaking : "What a
Ex-GovEHson I'almeii, we learn from
the State Register, lias donated $1,000
towards the Shutleir collego centennial
As American Episcopal church was
opened at Home, Italy, on March 25th,
Inst. Bishop Littlejohn, of .the diocese oi
Hhode Uland, ofllclated.
This cry used to be lor true and tried
inen. Tho Republicans can furnish any
number of tried men, but are short, Just
at this moment, of true men.
It has come to this, In these days of in
vestigatlons, that the lawyer who 1ms re
ceived a fee in any case In which the gov
ernment was a party, Is a political corpse.
e appeal to Llncgar.
The latest actuation is llristow's hogs.
U is charged that, while the present
Secretary or the Trensury was United
isUtcs prosecuting attorney, of tho Louis
ville district court, he was bribed by a
eriuilnaUvho paid him $2,700, the pro-
ll:pUtMp0,, 11,0 8,61
Amkistwo of t,w Woman's Suilrago
AsiooIatlonofMlHourl.washeld at St.
Louis lately. During Uw session Mrs.
John B. Henderson moved tw ti,r en.
ciety petition ,the legislature "
passage of a bill conferring tho rtKU of
eunragc upon uumarriod womcu and
widows who aro taxed. In support of tlu
motion the talented lady made a lorclblo
sueccn. Among other thinus she called
attention to the fact that a woman own-
ng railroad stocks, bank stocks or shares
In any private coporation can vote at the
mailings oftho railroad company, bank
or other corporation tor tho protection
and interest of her property, it would
generally bo considered m, UDju,t law, to
deprive her of UiUrlglW. Yet, In public
corppeaUons, the cannot vote, nud her
profmi W V? taxed ah4 used (or pur.
F!2sbSt3SW alnt tho
I 'it M lsfrdUldrerii All of which Is
very txiw, tad plau out a manMett In
Justice which prtjudice will not permit
to be corrected.
THE INBEPENBFMT MIWAOW AND
THE BRMOCKATIr WHALE -A
Tho Decatur Timet, an able organ of
uio independent parly, nddresslng us by
name, says, in a carelens, ofl-hatid ninn
ner: "You arc too good n patriot to let
'the opportunity go by for doing nome
'good for your counlry. Now, If the
'Democracy and Independents should
'agree to support a nmti like Jtutgo Davis
'lor the presidency, and good men for
congress throughout the Slate, there
'need not bo much quarrelling over the
'.State ticket. All that would have to be
'done would be for the Democracy to
Why, certainly ! And how arc we to
do good, nt this particular exigency, for
our country? Nothing Is plainer. All
that Is expected of us, is to advoc ito the
policy ofpcrinlttlng the Independent min
now to swallow tho Democratlo whale.
And why should wo not? Has the Dem
ocratlo whale any rights the Independ
ent minnow Is bound to respect? Quick
of movement, it darts about the big hulk
of tho lazy fish, saying : "Sec here, now ;
'you're ot no further use In this pond ;
'you're as useless and not half so danger
'oiis as the ltadlcal shark; you have even
'censed to lm ornamental. Alone, I'm too
'llttlo to amount to nulchiii these political
'waters, but you and 1 together could
'swim In triumph. Now, you must tin
'dcrstaud, that I can't lollow you, nl
'though I hate the shark more than 1 do
'you. You ain't a proper ilsh to be fol
'lowcd by an honest one. I say this
'Irankly and with the hope that I won't
'offend, because, separated, you and I arc
'both sure to be whipped. We must
swim together; and therefore, since my
'self-respect will not permit me to be
'swallowed by von, or to evn follow nt
'your tall as an ally, please turn over,
'without any more ado, and let me swal
Mow you. My boundless arrogance has
'stomach for you all.' This Is what the
Jm means when it says : "All that Is
necessary is for the Democracy to vote
'the Independent State ticket.'
I'atriotle us we arc, wc cannot advise
the Democratic whale to turn over and
bo swallowed ; but wc do not wish to be
considered unreasonable, and arc there
fore willing to meet our Independent
friends half way. Wc will agree thai,
for tho common good, the Independent
minnow and the Democratic whale shall
swallow each other. Why not? Let tho
whale take Into its mouth tho tall of the
minnow, mid tho minnow tako into Its
mouth the tailor the whale, and then
proceed to swallow each other. By the
result wc will abide. But, It may bo
said, that, since there Is so much more ot
tho whale to swallow than or the min
now, the minnow would not be enabled
to swallow the whale before it was
swallowed. This is true, and we aro
willing to agree to anything that may
make the matter even. We would there
fore suggest that the minnow be per
muted to swallow tho whale as many
times faster than tho whale swallows the
minnow as the whale Is larxrer than the
minnow. In this way tho last of tho
whale would bo swallowed at tho precise
moment tho last of tho minnow was
swallowed, and all would bo well the
result would he satisfactory tobolh Dem
ocrats and Independents.
Wo make this proposition In good fallh(
and Invite to it the prayerful attention oi
our Independent friends, who should
make no objection to It. Wo nro eonll
dent they will not, niter. they have con
sulted Kcwanee, their leader. Ho wll'
tell them that deglutition of tho Democ
racy would greatly entertain their parly
and result in its rapid growth into huge
proportions. On their part, tho Demo
crats would have no reason to object, as
they may learn upon consultation with
Mr.Mcrrltt, their mentor. He will tell
them that the act of swallowing the In
dependents would bo as easy as Radical
lying that tho Democracy could tako
down tho little Independent sardino as
easily as a man swallows an oyster, and
could pass It after digestion after It had
served its purpose without serious re
HON. , J. ALLK.VN ORUAX.
The Cairo Qaictte docs not understand
why wo designate thn C'arbondnlo Demo
crat as .fudge Allen's home organ. We
do so because wo believe It is. Tho Judge,
being a gentleman ot political aspirations,
has wc know desired tho establishment
of a Democratic Journal at Carbondalc,
uidwo have reason to bellevo encour.
aged Mr. Bell Irwin to commence tho
publication of the Democrat.
To cast a doubt upon our lulormation
concerning the organshlp of the Demo
crat, tho Gazette garbles a lorclblo polit.
Ical article of that Journal. "While,"
says tho Oaxette, "tha good word tho cdi-
'tor speaks for Hendricks may meet Al-
'ten's approbation, tho declaration that
'our public debt was contracted In wag
ing n fanatical war against the rights
and institutions of the South, can but
excite his severest condemnation as it
docs that of every other Democrat
who favored a prosecution of (lie war."
Lviduutly tho Impression tho Oaxette
desires to make Is, that tho Democrat ha3
denounced the war for tho Union as n
fanatical war has declared that tho
national debt was Incurred In a wrongful
attempt to prevent secession and for the
improper purposo of depriving tho South
ern Suites of ihe Institution of slavery.
If tills Is tho DOSlllon of the Demucrat
that paper does not, us a matter of course,
vii political views ot Judge
Allen. fuct well-known to every per
wu In Southern Illinois U, that Judge
Aiim docs not, uow anJ dM ol at miy
SiMKBrd .tUu lRt4J Wftr tts a ''"'"tical
conflict o,, the part ol tlso North ; that
ho never believed It not right to prevent
secession by lorce, and never was do.
fender ol human slavery. During tho
lato war lie was not, we haye been as
sured, behind the most patriotic In urging
It to success. Wo therefore couclude'that
Judge Allen would deprecato the utter
nce of the sentiments the Qaxtttc has at
tributed to tboDemoerat,
Hut, in fact, the Detnecmt never con
tained the sentiments attributed to It by
thcGaf. Replying to a taunt of the
Era-Illinolaah, the editor of,' the Dtmo
erat, In an article of much eloquence, ex
plained why ho had lea the-Republican
party and become a Democrat. In that
article ho said: "The pcoplonrc being
'almost taxed to death In order to pay oil
'a glgantlo debt piled up by carrying on
'a fanatical war waged against the rights
and local Institutions of tho South.'
Kycry person will nt onco perceive that
tho "lanatlcal war" referred to In this
sentence Is tho political war now being
waged by tho Republican party ngalnst
the rights and local institutions of the
Southern States against their right to
bo unawod by the bayonet in a thno of
profound peace, against their right of
self-government under tho constitution
and the laws of tho Union, ngalnst their
right to enjoy tho bless
ings ot life, liberty nud .the
pursuit of happiness. That slavery
was meant by the use of the words "local
Institutions of the South" no ono can
truthfully nscrt. Slavery was a local In
stitution, but the Democrat speaks of In
stitutions, and evidently meant to refer to
the political Institutions of the Southern
States their executive, legislative and Ju
dicial departments, against which, as In
the cases of Louisiana nnd Arkansas very
violent, unit ludnpii Wci may truthfully
say, fanatical war has been waged by tlio
Republican party. In this way by Its
Southern policy, which tho Democrat in
its fanciful but forcible style calls "fatiat
'leal war waged against the rights and
local Institutions of the South,"
a gigantic debt bus been piled up,
to pay which the people are being
almost taxed to death. This is what tho
Democrat, Judge Allen's homo organ,
said. What purpo-ic tho Gazette can
have in seeking to twist so forcible and
eloquent it'chargo against Republicanism
into an attack upon the war for tho
Union, into nn assertion of the right of'
secession, Into a regret for the downfall
of slavery, we nic unable even to sur
mNe. TIIK HOXH.W.M. IIAHTZi:i.l AXD
WA, J. AI.E.KX.
Elsewhere, in this number of the Bul
letin, wo publish n significant article
from the Mound City Journal, on the sub
ject of the suggested candidacy of Hon.
Wm. J. Allen for congress In this district
this full. Tho article Indicates a purposo
on the part of Judge Allen's friends to
Insist upon Mr. Ilartoll stepping down
and out to make room for their favorite.
Wo entirely agreo with the Journal In
its opinion that Judge Allen Is not a com
mon man, and that Mr. Hart.ell would
take pride in being .succeeded by such
a man ; but we arc not sure Mr.
Hurtell eau bo induced to
believed that he would be honored by be
ing displaced, at tho end of his first term,
by even so uncommon a man as Judge
Allen. Indeed, wo believe Mr. Ilnrtr.ell
has taught himself to have no doubt that
a re-nomfnatlon is his by right. Wo
therefore fear ho would be unwilling to
permit Judge Allen to enter the next
congress. He could not probably be per
suaded to yield by being told, that, If he
should persist in not 'retiring nt the end
of the present congress, Judge Allen
might refuse to honor him by succeeding
him ; and it might also be ueless labor
to endeavor to teach him, that he ought
to retire and permit the judge to enter
the house and "take rank with Cox,
'Randall, Lamar and that class of leading
'men" that, In order to have, this dis
trict represented by a gentleman who
could give to it n national reputation, he
must go out and let Judge Alien enter In.
It is so difficult to convince some people
ot some things. Even the fact that Judge
Allen, when ho represented tho old Thir
teenth district, gave to that district na
tional fame by ids great abilities, would
not, wc are Induced to believe, mako Mr.
Hartzcll waver in Ids Una determination
to return to tho seat ho uow tills with
so much satisfaction to himself.
With Mr. Hartzcll wc do not agree in
tho belief that he is entitled to rc-nomlna-tlon
by right, and the threat that Ids sup
porters aro making to be displeased if
Judgo Allen should bo nominated in his
stead, will not have a tendency to make
his calling and election sure. Such
threats arc, to say the least of tiicm, in
discreet ; and, if persisted in, may give to
tho honorable gentleman cause to pray
that ho may bo saved from his friends.
It should not be forgotten by Mr. Hart
zcll and his friends, that JudgoAUcn.lt
may bo because ho mlsuudcrstood tho
situation, acted n very disinterested part
in tho Anna convention. Surrounded ns
ho was by his Williamson county friends
and warm admirers from Union, Jackson,
Perry, Rope, l'ulaskl, &c, ho could havo
obtained the nomination if he hud in
sisted upon it; but, pending a ballot
in which lie had n majority of all tho
votes, for the purposo of preserving har
mony in the party, ho withdrew his
name. Mr. Hurtell was thereupon
nominated. In tho light of these lads
it is not wli-o in Mr. Hart.ell's friends to
Intimate that they will not support Judge
Allen heartily if ho should bo nomi
nated. Tlicy should change tho tune
they aro singing to one more agreeable
to Democratic ears.
s at present advised, wc favor tho ro-
uomiuatlon of Mr. Hartzcll. Ho has
douo nothing Unit makes his absence
from cougrcss n necessity. But wo do
not hesitate to say that it Judgo Allen
should be nominated ho will receive tho
support of the IIui.i.kti.n.
iiox. j:nni; wahi;-a hintake.
Tho Argm-Journat says: "Several
'names havo been mentioned lu cornice
tlon with tho senatorial honors of the
'50th district, but we have yet to see tho
first word lu behalf of tho present In-
cumbent of tho place, which signifies to
'us that his constituents do not know
'how well they havo beon represented by
'Hon. Jesse Ware of Union county."
Our friend of the Araut-Journal, has
not, we fear, been a very careful reader of
the Bulletin. Not onoe, but very olten,
wo have commended Mr. Wuro both as a
Individual and a senator, On tho
17th Inst., wo said: "Hon. Jesse Ware
'of Union county, the present senator,
lnaipeen rnitniui in ino uiscnargo ot his
dtilki" He has (he cpnlld4ce of,' his
'constituents, nnd aniORtr lllsf'rnllnatrnni
luw much Influence. OuMtlethe senate
and lu It, he Is recognized ns a puro man,
'conscientious, honest and able, ir Mr.
MVaro should desire a second term wo
'havo no doubt he would bo nominated
'by acclamation.'' Is not this a word In
behalf of Senator Ware?
Hie Argus-Journal cannot go before us
r,.l I - . I .1 .
'"hiivii vi s. vi
Jcsso Ware, for he Is one ol tho men ol
miiiiiraiion oi mo cuaractcr of
aCOUailltniirc 111 wIlOSO lutoirrlrv nml
honor in whose worthiness for any re
sponsible position wo h.io absolute con
fidence. As n senator, he has earned our
profound reseet; and wo know for
dlirlllir Olln Boaalnn nl' thn 'l'lvi-ntv.l'lolitl.
general assembly we were lu close dally
companlonshlti with him that no pub
lic servant over before him served his
constituents more conscientiously more
faithfully. Ho lias not the brilliancy or
somo men, but lie has what Is better than
brilliancy nn even-balanced character,
backed by rare common sense, nud lion-
so wol -di'iliicd that tcmnfatlon
wastes none of lt time by approaching
Ill n ll'llnr
Senator Wnro Informed ui that ho would
w. - .u,un,n n(nin (!. Sco tncnt
as have been Informed, by gentlemen
no aeemeu 10 spcnK "ny tlicbook," that
ii.i nw in.i uuierilllliailOll. H, HOW
p.r. I1I.4 illaltii'llnntlnn tr mn.n i.. n.
" --" .V 7V . V II, IIIU
Senate can be overcome It should and we
hope may be. All, In our opinion, that
he need say, In so far as Alexander
ounty Is concerned, is: "I will not
WIIlt'll-THE COMMITTEE OK THE
The Issue upon the two-conventions
proposition, now under discussion lu
the Democratic party, Is at last made up :
The State Register, reflecting the views
ot the Democratlo gentlemen at tho State
capital and Chicago, who have, during so
many years, disastrously controlled their
party, asserts and maintains the position,
that the State Central Committee should
call two Slate conventions this year, one
fo assemble before tho St. Louis conven
tion and tho other after It ; that the State
Central Committee should restrict the
action of tho llrst convention to the np-
polntmcut of delegates to St. Louis, and
permit the second convention to ndopt n
platform, nominate a ticket and appoint
I In opposition to this policy wo iuslsti
that one convention Is better than two
that there is not an existing necessity for
holding two. Wc also assert, and wo
do this with much emphasis, that the
Democratic party, In State convention
assembled, Is better able to judge than
tho State committee whether It would bo
policy to not adopt a platform and nomi
nate a ticket until after the St. Louis
convention. Wo know how nblo Mr.
Brown's committee is. Wc have become
acquainted with tho fact that it is compe
tent to manage the Democracy ot tho
State, but wo assert that good Demo
crats nro bound to coticludo that the
party Itself, In State convention, maybe
trusted with tho decision of all ques
tions ndectlng tho welfare of
the party. Wo therefore In
sist that the committee should call a
convention ol the party-call it for
general business and let the- party Itself
dccldo upon tho question at Issue between
tho able gentlemen of the Democratic
party, managing at Springfield and Chi
cago, and tho masses of tho party, who
havo been too long "handled" by weak
tricksters. Will Mr. Merrilt tell us, that
he and the other gentlemen of tl! commit
tee he controls, cannot trust tho party
they represent ? that to prevent tho
party from stumbling into mistakes, it is
necessary for tho committee to say :
"Good Democrats of Illinois, we respect
fully invite you to assemble lu Stato con
'vention, on tbo 13th of Juno, next; and,
'that wo may prevent yon from doing
'what you should not do, we hereby rc-
stnet. your action in sucn con-
'vention to the business of
'appointing delegates to;tho Democratic
'national convontlon, to bo held at
St. Louis Juno 27th, next?" Is this
Democracy ? Is this the confidence Dcm.
ocratlu committeemen havo In the Demo.
cratic pcoplo they represent ? If so, and
the Democratic people oftho Stato do not
resent such insolence, it would bo well to
give tho entire control of tho party to tho
State committee. In this way wc might bo
saved much trouble and expense. Con
ventinnsjmight bo dispensed with, But wc,
at least, are not prepared to thus surren
der the Democratic party to clhiueism :
and wo therefore Insist tjiat tho Stato
committee should call a Stato convention,
to do in IU wisdom what it pleases
todo. if the convention should como to
the conclusion that nominations should
bo mado after Instead of beforo the na
tional convontlon, we would be content.
TIIK Tl'MKF.Y TIUMTIMK OR .U
fit A I;.
Says tho .S7nf Register: "It also seems
'a little singular that tho Bullktin,
which so strenuoiiily Insists upon run-
nlng none but a straight Democratic
candidate lor governor, does, nt tho same
'time, witli equal force urgo tho presldcn-
tiai nomination ot Judgo Davis."
Wo havo not Insisted, lu any manner,
upon running "none but a straight Dem
ocrallo candidate lor governor." Wo
would havo 110 objection to tho nomina
tion of Gon. Palmer or any other Liberal
ltcpublicanor Independent who would
be willing to stand with us In opposition
to tho Republican party., What wo do
insist shall not bo dono Is to toko a part
of the Independent ticket and voto for It,
while tho Independents refuse to voto for
that portion of our ticket that was not
nominated at Decatur. Wo do not ob
ject to a coalition, Indeed we desire that
nil tho Opposition people of the State may
bo united against the ltadlcal party this
fall. But we hold that, under tho clrcum
tances, wo cannot surrender to tho
Independents and help them whllo they
refuse to help us. Wo did that In 1874
The result was, the election of the Inde
pendent Kltcr and tho defeat of tho Dem-
orrat Carroll. Our votes elected Ihe tn-
dependent candidate, 'Jmt the. Indepen
dents refused to u.e their votes toelcct
the Democratic candidate., They would
have us now adopt their" ticket, or at
least part of It. They say to us: "We
are willing and anxious to be liberal with
'you, and we therefore propose that you
'shall take the buzzard and wo will tako
'the turkey ; or wo will tako the tur
key nnd you may havo tho buzzard.1
Wo have listened in vain to hear
tho Independents propose that we
may have the turkey or any part
of It. We havo therefore advised and do
ndvlso our people to stand aloof from the
Independents, until that delectable body
or Innoccnt-looklng sharp politicians shall
say to us : "Turkey." Wc havo helcd
them to turkey long enough, nud patriot
Ically lived on buzzard's meat. Wo can
do so no longer. Wo must havo tho tur.
key this time, or not trado with the Ke-wanceltes.
The l'adiicah A im says : "As further
'answer to tho comments of the Cairo
'Bulletin on our Judge Davis article,"
etc. Wc did not receive the copy of the
iVeic containing tho answer to our com
incuts. We yearn to read It, and will es
teem It ns n great favor II our friend of
the iVsie will send us the article re-
"Mil. Co.N(iiiKftM.v SrniNOKit writes
'the editor of the RegUter,n says the
State Register, "that ho likes the two
Stato conventions plan, and thinks it
'what events demand." Which leads us to
remark that Mr. Congressman Springer
has less good sense than wo thought he
In Plnce of lAgn.
(Cairo (iaiHle (l)tm )
If the next General Assembly of Illinois
Is Democratic, .futile Allen should be
elected to tho United States Senate, lu place
of Gen. Logan.
A Tttll Mo Kite.
(Slieltiy County Ixadtr (Dcm.))
Lettbn Democratic prcs throughout this
great State of Illinois speak out against
Bny trading, or trickery whereby tho prin
ciple of Domecracy and the time honored
Democratic organlzitlon are to bo compro
mised or ucd as a tall to fly another puti '
DirAliir Times (fml )
Wo are not attempting to make capital
for any presidential candidate, even If we
ha I any Influence in that direction, but
there appear to be but about two men pro
minently biforo the pcoplo who are likely
to be supported by the Indepcn icnts, anil
they are Judge Davis and Gov. Hendricks.
Judge Davis, Is no doubt tho favorite lu
Illinois, and If he should be tbe nominee of
tho Independents and Democracy, he would
sweep the State without any dltllcllltv.
f.iliflby County l-todcr ( Dcm )
And now comes Ihe Cumberland Demo
crat and the Taylorvillo Dcmecrat and
says : "No endorement or the so-called
Independent nominees by tho Democratic
State Convention." In taklng-tbN stand
they echo the sentiments ol three-fourths
ol tbe Democracy or the State, and or nine
tentlii or tho Democracy or Central and
Southern IlllnoN, and when the Leader en
dories their cour-e It reflects the sontlincnt
of every Democrat lu Shelby county. Upon
this question Shelby county Bcmorratsare
(rennsyhunla Democratic Platform J
Itesolved, That tbo Htatuto for tbe re
sumption of specie payments on the 1st ol
January, 1870, Is hnponlble to execute. Jt
Is a deliberate proclamation that at that
date the United States will go into bank
ruptcy. It paralyzes Industry, creutes dls
trust of the future, turns tho laborer and
producer out of employment, Is a Handing
threat on business men, and ought to be
Itesolved, That gold and silver are the
only true basis for the currency or the re
public, and that Comrrcss xhm.M tak n..h
steps ror tho resumption orspecio payments
s win most surely and speedily reach that
resuu wiinoui ueMroying tbe btislncij In
terests of the people.
Hon. Wllllniu J. Allen.
(Mouud City Argus Journal.)
A portion or the press of this district.
whllo affecting admiration for Judge Allen,
Illy conceal an uncomfortasle apprehen
sion that he may be Mr. llartzell's succes
sor. Wc do not perceive why this need bo
so; certainly. Mr. II. could linvntm kn,.,.oU.
sor more worthy, or one whom he would
sooner cnootc. judge Allen Is no com
mon man; in congress ho would be fully
the peer of any about him. and Mr. Hurt.
zell would take ipride in nolntlnir to Hm
fact that ho was tho predecessor of such a
man. in congress tbo Judge would soon
take rank witli Cox, Itandall, Lamsr and
that class ofloadim; men. and would thnw
the ability to brinv Blaine and thn nthr
leading Republican members to discomtlt-
nre una ucieai in utnstc, wiisn be appeared
as the advocate or defender of truth ami
justice, or tbo assailant of their opposltcs.
jus magnanimity in tlio last congressional
convention entitles .ludea Alin tn m..i,
consideration. Ue was clearly chosen the
nominee and would havn hn m nmM.im.
ed, bad ho not declined the honor, hoping
thereby to more perfectly harmonize tbo
party. II4 declined In noble manner, to
servo his party and country. We do not
know that be will bo a caodldato in the
next convention, but if so, and he Is nom
inated, bis party can defy the opposition to
point to even tho faintest semblance of a
corrupt act In bis public carrier, a quality
in a statesman that should commands high
premium in these corrupt times. If elected,
he would not long remain the property or
his district; the Stato would claim him with
prldo, tbe great West would put him lor
ward as one of its leading ouatnpious.
No Belts or Bellows.
WILL WELD 3-IMOX XKON.
Just what Is 1 wanted. Send s-wnt stamp for
circular to K.Ml'fltK POItTAlUK YOWli CO.
ihov, N. V, a-wtr
In Stock for Spring Trade:
Strictly Pure White Lead, . -
Pure Linseed Oil,
Guaranteed Boiled Oil,
Artists' Tube Paint.
Best English Paris,
vlt;t, , Glues of all Grades,
. , t , Feather Dusters,
TERMS ON THESE GOODS CASH ON
F. M. STOCKFLETH
Importer and Dealer In FOREIQN and DOMESTIC
Wines and Liquors,
No. 62 OHIO LEVEE, CAIRO, ILL.
Keeps a full stock of
MONONGAIIELA, BYE AND
KELLY ISLAND AND CALIFORNIA WINES.
GILES, BRO. & CO.
NOS. 266 & 268 WABASH AVE., CHICAGO.
WIJ AltE SriXUl. ACK.VTS KOIt
AND IIAVK A
AND AN KNDI.KSS VARIETY OK
Ladles' Flue OoM Watrlin.,
liolil upera i.nuins,
liolil Neck Chains,
Silver Vest Chains,
liolil M'ntrh Kvjth,
Coral Sets anil Klngii,
Office and Parlor Clocks of every Description. Watch Materi
als and Tools
tt-KYcryniirvisltluKOIUCAqO should call at
1 ue i.nenpesi
- i- .-
ONLY $1.25 A YEAR.
ROBINSON COUNTY WHISKIES
FULL STOCK OF
Cups anil tiolilels.
Opera (ilusscn, .'
our establishment and vxumlurnnrtinoilv-ttM
j-ricfs h otir .Motto.