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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN; SUNDAY MOUSING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1878.
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FOB STATU THKASCRER. '
EDWARD L. CKuNKlUTE, of Stephenson.
MIR UTEIUNTENDEST OP Pl'BMC DCSTIICCTION,
SAMl'EL M. ETTEK, of McLean.
ran clerk or the m'pnr.HK court, southern grand
JACOB 0. CHANCE, of Marlon,
ron clerk of the aitei.i.atb court, southehs
. ... - URANU DIVIhlOK,
JOHN Q. 1IAKMAN, of Alexander.
TOll CONOREsa-ElOHTEBNTn CONIIKESSIONAL DISTRICT
W. J. ALLEN, of Jackson.
ion REPRESENTATIVES FIFTIETH SENATORIAL DIS
TRICT. T. W. HAM-IDAY, of AU-xandcr.
T. T. KOMNSON.of Jaek.on.
HON. WILLIAM J. ALLEN.
Columbus, Pope county, Jlonduy September !th
Azotes Church Grove, one aud a half miles buck
of Bay City, Tuesday. September 10th.
Viilouvllle, Massac county, Wednesday, Septem
ber 11th, atl o'clock.
Vnlon School House, Massac county, Wednes
day. September 11th, at 7 o'clock p. m.
New Columbia, Massac county, Thursday, Sep
tember 1-th, at 1 o'clock .
Jnppa, Massac county, Friday, September 13th, at
Metropolis, Massac county, Saturday, September
14tb, at 1 o'clock.
Chester, Randolph county, Thursday, September
19, at 13:30 p.m.
Steele's Mills, Randolph county, Friday, Septem
ber ). at 1 p.m.
Baldwin, Randolph county, Saturday, September
-1 at 1 p.m.
Carterville, Williamson county, Tuesday, Septem
ber '.'4 at 1 p.m.
I'ully's Mills. Williamson county, Wednesday,
September U5 at 1 p.m.
lirnssy Precinct, Williamson county, Wednesday,
September 25 at 7 p.m.
Sulphur Sprint's, Wllllumson county, Thursday,
September! nt 1 p.m.
Saline Precinct, Williamson county, Thursday,
September 46 at 7 p.m.
Crab Orchard, Williamson county, Friday, Sep
teiuberS7 at 1 p.m.
Northern Precinct, Williamson county, Friday,
September 27 at 7 p.m.
Lake Creek, Williamson couuty, Saturday, Sep
tember at 1 p.m.
Herrln s Prairie, Williamson county, Saturday,
September a? at 7 p.m.
HON. JAMES C. ROBINSON
will speak to the people at the following tlm
Chester, Thursday, September Jijth. at 1 p. m.
Murpnystioro, Friday, September 7tb, at 1 p. m.
StnrioD, Saturday, September SMh, atl p. ra.
Vienna, Monday, September 80th, at 1 p. m.
Metropolis, Tuesday, October 1st, at 1 p. m.
Uo'icouda, Wednesday, October 2d, at 1 p. in.
IION.W.W. BARB AND COL. E. B, W ATKINS
will speak to tho people of perry county at tho
loMowlnij times and places:
liminoln, Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. '
Tamaroa. Wednenloy, September 11 at 7 p.m.
Cntler, Thursday, September 12 at 7p.m.
Deumnrk, Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Plnckneyvlllo, Saturday, September U at 1 p.m.
OL. R. R. TOWN'ES AND HON. E. B WAT
KINS will address the people at the following times and
Villa Rid(,'i', Pulaski county, Monday, September
jii, ui . in.
Mound City, Pulaski county, Tuesday, September
17, at 7 p. m.
Forinan, Johnson couuty, Wednesday, September
Tunnel Hill, Johnson county, Thursday, Scptem
lierm. atl p.m.
Williams' Store, Johnson county, Friday, Septem
ber 30, atl p. m.
Brown's School House, Johnson county, Friday,
. ,.11-miH.T zu, at i p. m,
Vienna, Johnson county, Saturday, September 21
t 1 p. in.
Tiiisi.gr.culU.ru. department is experi-
meming on tlio production of sugar from
common-stalks, nnd the chemist of the in
Ktitutinn siiva 1... ul,.,n i .
--v" "iuii nmiw in u icw (lays
M hether or not the work can be successfully
nmi promauiy tloue. II,. thinks it can
Fhom IVashington we learn tltat Alcxan
-1..- ir .
s.er ji. ciepaens HHggests Hitldncks nild
Hampton ns candidates for tho presidencv
in 1880. KeprcsentativeRlackburiibltickctis
Thurman nnd Wallace. There is no lack of
I'xcellcnt material in tlm Democrutic party
jkuii ui uh: uisiuiguisiied gentlemen named
ns cundid'ates for the presidency have abili-
ity, experience in public life and great poo
uhtrity. Tito party nnd tho country might
io much worse titan select cither of them
lint the time has not come to make a sc
lection. By June, 18b0, wo shull know
better what the country needs nnd what
nble Demncrut is best fitted for the cmer
1,'eney. It is of much more importance that
we do our best now to retain control of con
gross so Hint tlio elected Democrat
whoever ho limy lo, ahull not ho swin
dled out of liis ollieo. And tlio prospect of
increasing our majority in the house ot rep
resentatives is good. If, as is ndticipnted,
ly many, one or more of the radical candi
dates in Maine shall be defeated on the l)th,
there will ho a heavy falling away in va
rious sections from tho lU-puhlican party.
Dut without any such unlikely event as a
gain of congressmen hi Maine it is uot diffi
cult to figuro out a probable Democratic
majority of thirty or thirty-five in tho next
Maine elects governor nnd members of
congress to-morrow, or, rather, elects mem
bers of congress nnd votes for governor.
Tho latest indications nro that Connor, Re
publican candidate, may not bo elected by
the people. He will still become governor
as there is no doubt tlio legislature will be
Republican. Of members of congress it
has been thought tho combined opposition
to Radicalism would sccuro two those
from tho First and Fourth districts. In the
First district the Democrats have nomin
ated ono of the ablest and most popular
men In tho state, General Anderson, nnd his
election would not only be a gain to the party
in the state, but tho addition of an influen
tial Democrat to our majority in the next
house. . Tho Greenback-Labor-National
party will first test its strength in this state,
and much of its future prospects will de
pend upon the result. The vote will be the
largest cast for many years.
Gen.E. N. Bates, National candidate
for state treasurer spoke at the court-house
last night. 'Wercgretthatthetimesnbout here
just now aro not propitious for political
gatherings, or, indeed, for any kind of
atherings. While we do not indorse all the
tloctrii.es advocated by the general aud do
not wish him political success in this
triangular fight we were anxious that he
should bo greeted with a large audience
and with that spirit of good cheer and
fairness toward strangers for which the peo
ple of Cairo, aro proverbial. Gen.
Bates is a fine-looking gentleman,
of polished manners and refined exteiior,
and is said to talk fluently and discuss with
freedom and fairness, lie is a product of
the study, soft-handed and fair-featured.
To out-door manuel labor of every kind, his
whole life must have been a stranger; and
yet no is tlio choice ol those wno claim to
lie tho only real workers in the land
the horny handed per sc. Of course the
general does n t expect to be elected treas
urer,but does hope to succeed Mr. Oglesby.
If the combinations should throw a National
to tho surface, General Bates would be nn
excellent choicn, but Tue Bu.letix is al
ready committed upon this point. If it is
a National it must be Coinings or nothing,
ami we don't care which. There can be no
compromise on this.
The Sangamo Monitor which advocated
last fall with ability and discretion the In
dependent Greenback movement now warns
voters against it as a plan fraught with
danger. It savs that the notion never en
tered any reasonable man's head that the
Independents could effect a success for
themselves alone ; but by a judicious com
bination here and there, they could show
their power sufficiently to prove they might
if they chose, be deugerous, and so drive
their antagonists into recognition of their
interests. This they have done. The In
dependents of last fall were not the only
ones who were Greenback men or Working'
men, nnd the Greenback and Workingmen
in both of the other parties were at enmity
with the Independents only in still
hoping for something from their
own political houses. Further on
the writer inquires, in speaking of the
coming campaign, "where is the honor or
the use in attempting to vote with the In
dependent party that cauuot elect its nomi
nees nnd that is virtually attempting to
Meat tho men who profess the same prin
ciples nnd who can be elected by influen
tial majorities if the commonest of com
mon senso prevails. This is why we aro so
strenuous in asking nil Greenback men to
vote for tho Greenback-Democratic nomi
nees; they can be elected and must carry
their professions into practice. And again,
the one thing necessary to the success of
the liberal principles is their support by a
large and thoroughly organized party
This the Independents have not got and
the Democrats have. The argument iB all
on the side of the support of the Demo
cratic ticket by the complete Greenback
party ami it is the only means of success
The Louisville Courier-Journal iu
recent article on saiuitary matters recites
the following instructive bit of history. At
the iKittom of it lies the true solution of tho
pestilence that is now raging in the south:
Alwiut two nml a half miles northeast of
Baltimore the city authorities hud purchased
a very fine farm, with a palatial building
ou it, for an alms-house. Tho second re
port on quarantine, published by the British
government, gives us its history. Dr.
Buckler, one of the first of tho physicians
of Baltimore, had the manugemeut of this
house. It had a frontago of eight hundred
feet, and a largo portion of it was three sto
ries in height; the remainder was two stories
high. A wall inclosing four acres of land
surrounded the buildings. In tho yard was
a four-story building, which had but ono
opening in the north wall that was n door
in tho lower story. Within this enclosure
Dr. Buckler was unremitting in bis labors
for cleanliness. From tho cellars to tho
attics there was scarcely a sign of dirt to
be found. On tho 7th of July Dr. Buckler
was astounded to find a case of pestilence
in an old inhabitant of the house. This
case was rapidly succeeded by other cases.
On the first flour of tho four-story building
seventeen lunatics were kept. Everyone of
them died of the pestilence, while there
was not a case of it in cither of tho other
three stories, all of which were filled with
occupants. The diseasj continued to in
crease, while the city of Baltimore was free
from it. On July 10th Dr. Buckler called a
metting of tho governors of the alms
house, and urged that tents should be pro
cured nnd set up on the farm. The meet
ing adjourned without taking nny action.
Dr. Buckler was much chagrined by his
disasters. lie walked along the front of
the building to the corner of the wall,
which commanded a view of the outside of
the negro hospital. He walked up to the
spot, nnd found a full explanation f the
fatality in that hospital a very filthy pig
pen and an overflowing cesspool. Dr. Buck
ler continued his walk to the comer of
the wall, and obtained a view of what he
had supposed was the drainage of that
part of the wall. Tho space in view was
800 feet iu length, wilh a width of seventy
feet, which dwindled down to nine feet at
the other corner of tho wall. This entire
space was a marsh, because there was not
any drainage into a ravine at the side of
the mass of vegetable filth, the dimensions
of which we have given. He was satisfied
that the disease of the Alms-house was no
longer a mystery. He went back into the
grounds of the house, and walked up to
the space between the four-story building
and the wall, and found the cesspool had
overflowed the space. The open door, of
which we have spoken, opened immediately
at this spot. Eighty persons doped from
the Alms-house during the pestilence, ninety-nine
of the inmates died w ith the dis
ease, while Baltimore remained free from it.
Dr. Buckler changed this state of things by
drainage and filling up the ground at the
Alms-house, and perfectly arrested the
S,rli.-ul.l Kfilt..r, 1,1 h
AVe read in many of our Democratic ex
changes of this state well deserved words
of commendation as to the action of tlio
Democratic State Central Committee and
in tliese the State Register heartily joins.
That committee, composed as it is of young,
active, earnest and vigorous men, is doing
its whole duty, but neither the action of
tlie state committee, however vigorous, nor
prai.-e of that action, no matter how well de
served, will carry the state for tlio Democ
racy in November.
In this district Hon. Win. M. Springer
has begun the canvass early, and will push
it brisklv. Hon. W. E. Slititt, our candi
date fur state senator, hus a "walk over,"
but is already at work ns are also Messrs.
Snigg and Tracy, our legislative candidates.
In the lstli congressional district, also,
Judge Allen and other Democrats are mak
ing a vigorous canvass, and Messrs. Cron
krite and Etter are doing valued service.
But beyond this we fail to see that activity
which is desirable. Every Democratic can
didate for congress or for the legislature
ought to ba on the stump: every Democratic
candidate fur ccu ity olfiee ought to be.
among tho people urglig and exhorting,
The Democracy of Illinois made a rat
tling fight in lsTO, and cut tho Republican
majority down to a beggaly six thousand.
Another good, active, lively, stirring can
vass this fall will elect our state candidates,
give us the legislature, a Democratic sena
tor in place of Roaring Dick, and put
Illinois in the Democratic column of lsso.
We do not propose to recount tho errors
made in lWid, but everybody knows that if
wo had had Gen. Farnsworth, or Black, or
Parsons, or Mr. Oberly. or Jim Robinson, at
the head of our ticket, then Hon. Shelby
M. Cullon would still bo president of tho
State National Bank; and everybody
knows that all that is necessary to
make a clean sweep of tho state
this fall is an aggressive canvass. If
any other policy was ever desirable it
is not so now. The Democratic party lias
nothing to conceal, nothing to apologize
for, nothing to explain away. The Demo
cratic doctrine as enunciated in the stato
platform, is beyond question popular with
the people, and though it is true that some
Dcniocrats do not heartily approve nil the
expressions of that platform, it is also true
that such Democrats are most earnest and
active in their efforts to carry the state.
We urgu the Democrats therefore all
over the state to begin tho good work nt
ono, to make the canvass as open, bold
and active as possible, and tho state of Il
"ENOUGH GOOD GREENBACKS."
Hon. Win. .1. Allen, our next member of
congress, delivered one ot bis most able
nnd eloquent speeches at the court-hoiiso on
last Tusday, to a largo and appreciative
nudieuce,. lie showed up the contraction
policy of the Republican party; demanded
that the national banks should be abolished,
and a full volume of the currency lie re
stoied by tho issue of greenbacks, us it
was before tho Sherman resumption con
traction begun, Ho repudiated tho "fiat
fool" money idea of government stamping
paper to ati unlimited extent, but favored
the issuing of enough good greenbacks;
good for duties on imports, to start up
manutactorles, make a demand for farm
products, aud give employment to labor.
HIS TRUE TITLE.
Mrs. Agatha Wilson was a widow yet iu
her prime, tho mistress qf a handsomu for
tune, and guardian of the person nnd cs
t.ite, in legal parlance, of her niece, Blanche
Willoi.j.l.Uy, tho only child of a deceased
Blanche's grandfather had taken offence
at tho marriage of Blanche's mother, whom
he had cut off in his will, dividing his am
ple fortune between his daughter, Mrs. Wil
son, and his granddaughter, Blanchn Wil
loughby, coupling the bequest to the latter
with the condition that if she married at
any time before thirty without her aunt's
approval, her portion should bo forfeited to
And the old gentleman having thus set
tled things to his mind, and provided, as far
as practicable, against the recurrence of
improvident marriages in the family, died
in peace, and Blanche's mother followed
not long after.
Blanche found a kind home in her aunt's
house; aud the years pnss.-d happily till it
became a question of accepting a lover of
her own choice, or ono of her aunt's.
Blanche's choice was Charles Wharton; her
aunt's wasn't; and on this point the differ
ence was irreconcilable.
Mrs. Wilson's opposition was strength
ened by the friendly advice of Monsieur Le
Baron Le L'Escroe, a French nobleman, it
was said, whom political reasons had driven
into exile, nnd w ho, of late, had been sojour
ning in the quiet country town where .Mrs,
Wilson had her resid ence.
The baron was a man of military port.
Indeed, those who pretended to kuow aud
there are such everywhere -assorted that
his valor had been displayed ou many fields,
and that the glove, which constantly covered
his right hand, was worn to conceal the dis
figurement of an ugly wound received in his
country's service. The baron himself never
introduced these subjects; still he would
converse upon them if others drew him out.
For one of his rauk, he was quite affable.
Soon he was the lion of the town; and when
it got to be noised aUut that he was "pay
ing attentions" to tie rich and blooming
widow, more than hdf-a-seore of apprecia
tive hearts burned wth envy.
"Bong zhoor, inadime," he would say ou
dropping in for a cuey chat with the widow.
"Bong zhoor, MoJioo," the widow would
Then would invariably come up the sub
ject of Charles Wkarton, w ho had gone to
practice law iu the city, whither tlio baron
went on an rx-ca-sinial Hying visit.
"All! muduiu,' the baron would sigh,
"'teesveray veriv mallj roo vat you call
"More bud resorts about Charles Whar
ton I dare say," the widow would reply.
"Oh! madane, I fear zat Moshoo Vhar
tong ees vun tray movay siozhay vun
veray hard casi !"
"I'll never consent to his marrying my
niece!" the widow would exclaim. "Her
fortune shall never come into his hands or
her's, eilher, if she throws herself awav on
"Eetvould be vun pesh at you call sin,"
the barm would say solemnly.
One hy, at the end of the usual rehear
sal, thebiiron was suddenly struck with a
weakness iu one knee, on which he dropped
grituxt'uily, ringed the widow's Imml, uml
broke out into a torrent of amatory broken
English, to which it would be impossible to
(Injustice liy any known arts of orthography,
lie threw himself, his title, nnd honors in a
lump at her feet, nnd implored her to be
his, and his only, forever!
The widow's fancy, iu its wildest flights,
have novel soared to such a height as this.
She felt flattered at the baron's polite con
descension, Kid even come to lookum him
as something -if a fri nd; but to have a title
placed within her grasp to have it in her
power, at a w nd, to be transformed from
plain Mrs. Ajrntha Wilson into Madame
L'Kscroe, it fairly made her head whirl and
her In art leap tt, lu r mouth.
"ooly vim) us minef beseechingly
whined thu Kurort.
"Wee Nosbs',"iftly sighed the widow,
in her best Parisian.
"Only let me qitch that low plebian,
Charles Wharton, langling after Blanche
now, thought the widow to herself, as the
baron after kissing her liaipl, gracetully
rose and dusted th lately obeisant knee.
"If she takes up with anything less than a
prince or a duke, she shall never finger a
penny of her graiulfatluTS money?
"Is" Miss Blanche athoineC inquired a
tall, handsome young gentleman of a ser
vant who answered the door-bell.
"Walk into the library, sir, uml Ml go
und see. '
Now, it was in the library, all unknown
to the servant, that the scene was enacting
which wo have just described, and Charles
Wharton's entrance a few moments sooner
would liavo made him a witness of its
As it was, all three started. The widow
darted an angry glance at the intruder, and
Wharton turned an .iistonishcil look at the
Baron, while the latter seemed inclined to
shrink into the back-ground.
"May I inquire, Madam," said Charles,
turning to Mrs. Wilson, nnd speaking in a
tone of cold politeness, "how that man
comes to be bere t"'
"It is nn impertinent question, sir, tho
widow answered haughtily "uouiily so
when the gentleman's rauk und character
nro taken into account I"
"His rank and character! ,
"Surely a distinguished French noble
limn, in tho presence of a lady whoso houso
lie honors with visits, is entitled to bo
snared tho rudeness of impertinent mtrud
ers!" flashed out the .widow, in a full blaze
"Let mo show you his titlo of nobility?'.
exclaimed Charles "I thought there was
Advancing, ho grasped tho quailing bar
on by tho arm, tore off the concealing
glove, forced open the clenched iiuml, unit
exposed the palm on which was deeply
branded tlio letter T.
"There it is!" cried Charles "tho blazon
of a thief, iiistiilh titi.k, won by merit
years ngo! He is neither a Frenchman nor
a noble, but the notorious Dick Stalker. I
have seen him In the prisoner's nock many
times, nnd his portrait is now in tho rogue's
The gallant baron didn't- stay to call his
accuser to aeooiuit, but incontinently fled,
leaving the widow to thank Charles Whar
ton in iter heart for an escape, tho story of
which she prudently kept to herself. She
made him amends, however in a way which
gave satisfaction all round especially to
Blaucho aud Charles.
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Chloride of Lime;
Full Supply at
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(No Premium Notes.)
Surplus over Six Million Dollars.
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Of tho seventeen largest Life Insurance Companies, of the United States, tho
utioof assets (excluding premium notes) to liabilities, tho Eipiitablo is largest, being
121.09. The second largest is 110.77, nnd tho third largest 117.U2.
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