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ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVEN
TION. Headquarters of Dexocratic State tentral I
Committee, mprincfleld, 11)., March lb, lw.
Toihe Democracy ofllllnois: ...,,,
The Democratic state convention will be held at
Springfield on Thursday, the 10th day of June.
0. at Id o'clock, a. m., to appoint delegates to
He national Democratic convention to be held at
Cincinnati on the Wnddayof June, lto, and to
Dominate candidates for the following natu tifllce.
Secretary of state.
Auditor of Public Accounts.
Also for the purpose of nominating presidential
e1Bvdl'rectlons of the last national convention
the deletes will be instructed by the
Mate convention to vote for or against Ihe abroga
tion of the two-thirds rale
All citizens who are In accord with the Dcnto
eratic party in principles and and sympathize with
it objects are Invited to participate in sending
delegates to the convention,
The several counties will be entitled to one dele
gate for every four hundred votes, and one delegate
lor every fraction thereof in excess of two hundred,
based on the vote cbbI lor Samuel J . Tllden in 16.
X. VV. MuNEELx,
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CONVENTION
A Democratic Senatorial convention composed of
delegates from the several counties in thi (Fif
tieth) district, will meet at Mnrpbyslioro. on Thurs
day, July 8. 18W, at 2 o'clock, p. m.. for the pur
pose of nominating one candidate for state senator
and two representative in Ihe general assembly .
Hani of representation: One delegate for each
900 votes and fraction over 100 votes cast for W.J.
Allen, for congress, in ItCH. The counties will be
entitled to delegates as follows:
Vote for Allen.
Jackson 1 M
Tnion 1 I'M
Ky order of committee.
J. P. McLain, Chairman .
T. P. Borrow. Secretary.
Dated Joucsboro, May 8. IfcSfl.
THE MASSAC CONVENTION.
The Democratic convention held at the
court house last Friday w;is a gathering of
which tlie Democrats of the county might
well be proud,especially when a comparison
was drawn between it and the Republican
convention at the same place a lew days
.since. The Democratic convention was
composed almost exclusively of white men,
while tlie other was divided as it is suit
the sheep and goats will be in the latter
day, viz: colored men on one side of the
hall and white men all on the other with
clothes-pins on their noses. Of a truth,
the Radicals are not good mixers when it
comes to adding the color. Rut we have
digressed, and will return by snying that
tho proceedings of the Democratic conven
tion were in the highest degree orderly and
decorous, but marked with exceeding earn
estness. The names of Tllden, Morrison and Sey
mour for president were put before the con
vention in earnest speeches, but Uncle
Sammy was the favorite by all tlie oddB.
Oberly, Parsons, Trumbull and J mice
Green were presented for governor, but Mr.
Oberly carried away the laurels. For con-
frressman Hon.T. W.Halliday's name was
uic only one spoken ol and he was acclaim
ed the choice of the entire convention. For
representative Edwin Corlis, of our comity,
nau a large majority, though Dr. Rlanchard
bad many warm and earnest friends.
Taken all in all, it wax a most satisfac
tory meeting; one which nueurs well for
the future of the grand old party which has
survived every shock for a round hundred
years and to-day stands the party ot intel
ligence and devotion to popular govern
ment, aid is tho only hope of the toiling
' millions ot the world who sigh tor freedom
and emancipation from despotism. Let
Democrats buckle on their armor, let them
, sharpen the glitterintr steel, let them sound
aloud the tocsin of liberty, ot law and
order, of the protection of tho weak against
the agressions of the strong, emblazon
;, victory on your banners and go forward to
A CUEKRIJiO OUTLOOK FOH THE DKJKKHACY.
Rock Island (111 ) Argus.
Never in the history of the Democratic
party has tho opportunity prustnted tor
suce'eso b!fn better than at tho present
time. While the Republicans are hope
. leaoly quarrelling, the Democrats are se
renely confident, are io good fighting trim
ami inspired with a l'iro to do nothing
unwiw, on tho eve of victory. It tho Dem
ocratic party is careful, and makes no mis
take, the next proMcnt will bo a Demo
crfct. There is an abundance, of good ma
terial, men who aio known to tho people,
and who would make acceptable candi
dates, and it is sincerely to bo hoped
that tho Cincinnati convention will select
tho best man in the party, and not allow
personal ambition to guide them in tho
choice. What the Democrats need is com
pact organization. This is being effected
rapidly, and before the campaign is fairly
opened, there will be a Democratic club in
every voting precinct in tho country. The
effect of such organization can not bo light
ly estimated. With good organization, the
vote is always brought out. and a greater
degree of harmony and confidence pre
vails. If tho Cincinnati convention makes
no mistake, and the Democrats are organ
ized, success is as certain as anything can
be. Let. us not be over-confident because
of the dissensions in the ranks of our Ke
publican opponents, but work together har
moniously and unitedly for success.
ONE HUNDRED KISSES.
There is a very important lawsuit iu pro
gress in Newborn, N. C, which will be
watched with interest by the legal profes
sion in all parts of tho country. It is the
first suit of the kind on record, but iu the
event of tho plaintiffs success it will be by
no means tlie last.
Some time ago Mr. Finch, of Newborn,
who is in the jewelry business, exhibited,
to Miss Waters, a young lady with whom
he was on friendly terms, a beautiful set of
real jet. The lady was very anxious to own
the set, but was not able to buy it. In
these circumstances Mr. Finch proposed a
novel kind of bargain. He said that he
would sell Miss Waters the set for 100
kisses, to be paid at the rate of oue kiss
daily on each and every day next ensuing
from the day of the date of the agreement,
excepting, nevertheless, each and every
Sunday thereatter. it was furthermore
provided that Mr. Finch was to call at the
lady's house every morning, except Sunday
morning, to receive his daily kiss, which
Miss. Waters undertook and promised to
fully deliver to him. This contract was
not reduced to writing, but it was fully un
derstood and agreed to by both parties, and
the set of jet was tendered to Miss Waters
and accepted by her.
The next morning Mr. Finch called on
Miss Waters for his first kiss, which, as the
young lady, now maintains was fully paid.
On each subsequent morning, for thirty
consecutive days Sunday excepted the
same proceedings were had. On the thirty
first day, however, Mr. Finch made a form
al complain that Miss Waters was not
fulfilling her contract inasmuch as she in
sisted upon permitting him to kiss her
cheek only. He maintained that this did
not constitute a kiss, and he demanded
that he should be allowed to put bis left
arm around Miss Waters' waist and kiss
her in the highest style of the art. To this
request a firm refusal was returned. The
lady expressed her willingness to carry out
her agreement, so far as her cheek was con
cerned, and even offered to give Mr. Finch
his choice of cheeks, but she insisted that
the contract would not bear the construc
tion put upon it by Mr. Finch, and that she
would never submit to such a construction.
Thereupon Mr. Finch, in great indignation,
left the house, and brought an action fdr
breach of contract against the lady.
This action raises several new and inter
esting questions, among the most important
of which is, What constitutes, in the eyes
of the law, a kiss? The testimony of sever
al experts is to be int.jduced by the plain
tiff; but, although these experts will prob
ably start out with the assertion that a kiss
is that which is impressed by one pair of
lips upon another pair, they will subse
quently be compelled to admit, on cross-examination,
that one pair of lips alone may
imprint a kiss upon any accessible object.
This eems, at first sight, fatal to the plain
tiffs claim that the defendant did not lur
nish him with lawful current kisses, but it
must be noticed that he sets up the furth
er plea that there is a difference between
active and passive kisses; that Miss V".ters
promised to give him a certain quantity of
kisses not to permit him to take him
and that giving kisse3 is an act w hich re
quires the use of the lips. This is certainly
a strong, and though the court may decide
that there is no one variety of kiss which
can be held to be the only kiss known to
the common law, it may give an authorit
ative definition of an active kiss which will
be of immense service to mankind.
It is maintained by counsel for the de
fendant that there was no contract between
the parties, for the reason that kisses can
not constitute a valid consideration. ihe
decision on this point will be eagerly wait
ed for. That a kiss is something which
can be given willingly or taken by force,
and that it is commonly reputed to possess
more or less intrinsic value, are points
winch the plaintiff's counsel will eloquent
ly maintain. Hence it seems that a kiss
may be a valuable and sufficient considera
tion upon which to base a conuatt. On
the other hand, it is asserted that courts
have never recognized a kiss as property
capable of being stolen, and that w hin a
ki.'s has been seized by violence the only
remedy of the injured person is an action
for ns!ault. It is evident that we have here
a question which admits of a vast amount
of argument, and that its judicial decision
will mark an era in our common law juris
prudence. There is still another defense upon
which the defendant's counsel is understood
to place great reliance. It is claimed that
even if there was a valid contract between
the parties, and if the defendant did break
it, the plaintiffs proper remedy is not an
action for a breach ot contract, but a bill
in equity for specific performance. Proba
bly the iilaintiff would have been wiac had
he resorted to the latter course. Iu cae of
his success, he would then have received
specified ouantities of definite kisses of
one kind or another, and would ' thus have
gained a substantial victory. As it is, his
triumph in his action for breach of con
tract would doubtless bring him only a
nominal sum by way of damages, and
would render it necessary for him to insti
tute fresh proceedings in order to gain pos
session of the Jewelry. Still, it by no
means lollows that because he may have a
remedy in equity he has no remedy at law,
and it is reasonably certain that if there
whh a contract between himself and tho
defendant an action for breach of it will
There are many ignorant persons who
fancy that tho law is a dry, prosaic busi
ness. This action, however, proves the con
trary. The questions at issue in Finch
against Waters come home to every mouth
CAIRO ''BULLETIN;'', SATURDAY MORNING JUNE
in the country. There is at present a most
lamentable vagueness oi oeuei as io wnat
constitutes a kiss, and as to Us precise legal
status. Wo shall now have those questions
decided, and the social interests of tho com
munity cannot fail to bo vastly benefited
thereby. New York Times.
Check the first aitkoach of
rhueuiutism, and further attacks may be
escaped, if proper precautions ngaiust ex
posure arc taken, and there bo no hereditary
predisposition. Unfortunately, people who
ultimately becomo chronic sufferers, too of
ten neglect the trillings twigs and premoni
tory stiffness which herald tho advent of
this agonizing malady. Among the dis
eases for which Hostter's Bitters has been
found efficacious this is one, and the medi
cine being perfectly safe, it is certainly to
be preferred to drugs used for its cure,
which arc frequently useless, and nothing
more nor less than poisonous. The substitu
tion of this pleasant and pure blood depur
ent for medicines inimical to life in a
slight overdose, is a me.isuro which may
fitly be urged upon persons who desire to
obtain relief safely, or who havo failed to
obtain it from the numerous pseudo reme
dies for this disease in .he market.
New York World.
A sombre faced man with long hair like
a corn doctor or a poet entered a country
postolEce one day last week and laid down
a nickel and inquired for two three-cent
stamps. He was informed that six cents
was necessary for the purchase. "This is
the economy of the country, is it? In the
country where I came from one always got
two stamps for five cents. Is thii the only
postoffice in town.
"Ah, ha! that accounts for it. Competi
tion is what gives life to business. If you
only had two or three postofiiecs here
stamps would go down to twenty cents a
dozen in no time. It's a wonder some en
terprising capitalist don't go into the post
office business here, and bring prices down
where they ought to be."' Then fishing an
old-fashioned copper out of his pocket and
laying it in the delivery window, he .d
hered his stamps to a yellow envelope and
vanished like a beautiful dream.
Five Hi-mwed Doixuis reward was
lor years offered in ever) paper
of the land by the former proprietor
of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, for a
case of catarrh it would not cure. It cures
by its mild, soothing, cleansing, and heal
ing properties. Snuff or dust of any kind
dries up catarrh and drives it to the lungs.
This remedy has stood the test of time,
having been a popular remedy for a quarter
of a century. Sold by druggists at fifty
AN ANECDOTE OF AGASSIZ.
A correspondent of the London Nature
in writing of Harvard, and cf the devotion
of Prof. Agassiz to that college, says:
"It is delightful to hear in general con
versation in Boston spontaneous recogni
tions of Agassiz's eminent services. Many
stories are current of his indomitable cour
age in carrying out schemes for the ad
vancement of his favorite studies, of his
consummate address, which enabled him to
win over into active assistance men who
were disposed to be inditfernt, if not hos
tile. One interesting anecdote is told of a din
ner party at which he was present, when
Mr. 1 icknor gave an account of an early
meeting of the British association.
At the geological section there had been
a paper on fossil fishes, and, said Mr. Tick
nor, one speaker who evidently knew the
subject profoundly, proceeded to show the
audience the characters of the types of an
cient fishes, and remarked that he had r.o
doubt that a specimen would yet be dis
covered exhibiting a certain structure
which he illustrated by a drawing on the
Murchinson, who was in the chair, there
upon pulled out from a drawer a specimen
which had just come up from Scotland, and
had not yet been exhibited. It completely
bore out the prognostication. Agassiz had
been listening to the ta'.e with undisguised
interest, and when Mr. Tickuor turned
rouud and pointing to him said. 'There is
the man,' he started up flushed with excite
ment and exclaimed, 'It wa the proudest
moment of my hie. buch anecdotes affec
tionately preserved show how he lives in the
memory of the community he strove so
earnest:y to unit.
To all who uro sr.fferiuL' from the errors
and indiscretions of youth, nervous weak
ness, early decay, loss of launhood, etc., I
will send a receipt that will cure vou.
free of charge, this irt-ut remedy was
discovered by a missionary in South
America, send a selt-aduressid envelope
to the Rev. Joseph T. Innun, Station D,
New York City.
The Stcmjors Convinced. In writing
ot Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure,
Warner's Safe Bitters, and other of War
ner's Safe Remedies, the "Sentinel," Weeds-
port, N. i., has the following: "That
these possess all the remedial qualities
claimed for them is a matter beyond dis
pute; bona fide Ustinionials by the thous
and from well known citizens in public and
private life, ur evidences strong enough to
convince the most stubborn doubter," that
they are the best medicines for diseases for
which recommended, ever yet known to
the public or the physician."
Brown's Holseiiold Panacea is iV
most effective pain destroyer in the world.
Will most surely quit ken the blood wheth
er taken internally or applied externally,
and thereby more certainly relieve puin,
whether chronic or acute, than any other
pain alleviator, and it is warranted doublet
thestrencth of anv similar
It cures pain iu the side, back or Uwels,
sore throat, rheumatism, toothache, and all
aches, and is the great reliever of pain.
"Brown's Household panacea" hIiouM be
in every family. A teaspoonful of tho Pan
acea m a tumbler of hot water (sweetened
if preferred;, taken at bed time, will break
Up a fold. 2T Cta. H bottle.
Mail hiiKNEhB, undoubtedly with chil
dren, attributed to other causes, is occasion
ed by worms. Brown's Vermifuge Comfits,
or Worm Lozenge, although effectual in
destroying worms, can do no possible in
jury to the most delicate child. This val
uable combination has been mctessfully
used by physicians, and found to ho abso
lutely sure in eradicating worms, so hurtful
to children. Twenty-five cents a box.
Woman's Wisdom. "Sho insists that it
is more importance, that her family shall
be kept in full health, than that sho should
havo all tho fashionable dresses and styles
of tho times. Sho therefore sees to it, that
each member of her family is supplied
with enough Hop Bitters, at tho first ap
pearance of any symptoms of ill health, to
prevent a fit of sickness with its attendant
expense, caro and anxiety. All women
should exercise their wisdom in this way,"
New Haven Palladium.
Mrs. Wisswiw's Soothing Syrup. Rev.
Sylvanus Cobb thus writes in the Boston
Christian Freeman: We would by no
means recommend any kind of medicine
which we did not kuow to be good par
ticularly for infants. But of Mrs. Wins
low's Soothing Syrup wo can speak from
knowledge; in our own family it has proved
a blessing indeed, by giving an infant
troubled with colic, pains, quiet sleep, and
the parents unbroken rest at night. Most
parents can appreciate these blessings.
Hero is an article which works to perfec
tion, and which is harmless; for the sleep
which it affords the infant is perfectly nat
ural, and the little cherub awakes as
"bright as a button." And during the
procesl of teething, its value is incalcula
ble. We have frequently head mothers say
that they would not be without it from the
birth of the child till it had finished with
the teething siege, on any consideration
whatever. Sold by all druggists. Twenty
five cents a bottle.
Is Yoni Hair Fauinu or rvRNisu
Gray? "London Hair Color Restorer," the
most cleanly and delightful article ever in
troduced to the American people. It is
totally different from all others, not sticky
or gummy, and free from all impure in
gredients that render many other prepara
tions obnoxious. It thickens thin hair, re
stores gray hair, gives it new life,' cures
dandruff, causing the hair to grow where it
has fallen off or become thin, does not soil
or stain anything, and is so perfectly and
elegantly prepared as to make it a lasting
hair dressing aud toilet luxury. London
Hair Color Restorer is sold by all druggists
at "5 cents a bottle, or six bottles for 4.
Principal Depot for United States, 630
North Sixth street. Philadelphia.
5 YEARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC.
DK. C. MoLANFS
are not recommended as a remedy "tor all
the ills that flesh is heir to," but in affec
tions of the Liver, and all Billions com
plaints, Dyspepsia, and Sick Headache, or
diseases of that character, they stand with
out a rival.
AGUE AND FKVEli.
No better cathartic can be used prepara
tory to, or after taking quinine.
As a simple purgative they are uneijuakd
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar-coated.
Each box has a red-wax seal on the lid
with the impression, McLane's Liver Pin..
Each wrapper bears the signctures of C.
McLank and Fi.emino Bros.
ftfInsist upon having the genuine Dn.
C. McLane's Liver Piles, prepared by
FLEMISH BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
the market being full of imitations of the
name McLane, spelled differently but same
Q I). WILLIAMSON & CO
70 Ohio Lovce.
Doat Stores and Groceries,
Of all klr.'. '
OPEN NIOIIT AMI DAY.
r-- -h Dairy and e;i:t Ei;v T-w.u-t. Oy-:ir nr.tf a'.i
ii l f fruit wln'ti in ti'i.ou. on l.unJ kijiI l.'.v.
ercti promptly ut rn-idctci-f free. Oy-tu delivered
Mil,, AMI COMMISSION.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND MAY
lliffhem Cash Price Paid for W'lient.
A WEEK in your own town, and to
capltiil rinkcil. Yuti run pvu the
WlurM a trial without ,ipi'no,
The tii'et oMKirtunlty over onVrt'd fwf
thofo wlllitit! to work. Voti bunld
trv nu.liiiiu an till von m e for vuiir
I ,lf what von can do at tfiM lnilnc we oflcr. No
trMHii to cxtildln lii'Nt, You run tlcvo.o all your
tlmn or only your rpiirti tinn to thM luiAini'M. ai'd
maun (tn-at jiay lor ?vry nour nun "a whir
tViiiui-n nink n tmirh ua nu n. Send tor Micclal
JirWiim tt'rma and (lartli'.ulnm, wlilt b wo wall Uvv.
!5 outfit rr. Don't romplulu of Imrtl tiini-vrhllo
vou havT mrh m Immt, AiIiIim" U.IlAlXtTl Jt
THE EQUITABLE LIFE
ISO BROADWAY NEW YORK
Tlie regularity of the Equitable Life Assurance Society,
indicated by the fact that for Eleyen years its average an
nual New Business ha.s been larger than that of any other
Company in the world, is due, in a great measure, to its well
known promptness in the payment of Death Claims, audits
rule never to take advantage of technicalities where an
equitable claim exists.
As a GUARANTEE of this,
cious influence of a technical policy, adhered to by many
companies, the Equitable makes ALL ITS POLICIES, old and
new, throughout the United States.
After the policy has been in
The Equitable Life has paid since its orgzanizatiou to
January 1st, MIO, 851,882,786, and closed its
books upon that date without
The Equitable Life Assurance Society was the first to in
TONTINE SAYINGS FUND POLICY, .
And thereby to popularize life insurance t) degree before
By the late 'report of the Insurance Commissioner for the
states of Massachusetts and New York, the Equitable Life
Assurance Society shows the following strong points:
FIRST The Equitable ha.s a larger ratio ot assets to lia
bilities than any of tlie leading companies.
SECOND The Equitable saved more of .its income last year,
than any other company.
THIRD The Equitable's death rate was less last year than
any other of the leading companies.
FOURTH The Equitable realizes a higher rate of rent, o:
interest, on real estate than any other company.
Tlie Society taken jilcasiiro in refVri iiiir to tlio followiiiff well known busi
men Insured in tlie (society, coiiiixisinir an
ADVISORY BOARD OF
TIH'S W. HALLIDAY. Cuidiler City Katlon-il
FUANK L. .)ALl'.;llEIl. Cairo City mills.
J. V 1'HII.I.irn. rrmldctit Hal'.lday A I'LlMl
PAVUi SCnt'H. WLolcialo and retail drtiR-
WILLIAM THATTON. of Htratton & Ulrd
WAITON W WEIGHT, of O. D. Wllllanicon.
Co., Ileal HU.ru aud Commlanlon merchant
FIUNK IK 'WE. of CM. Dowo & Bro., lro
vif'.i'tif aid J'toiiiicc.
EKNKST B. 1'ETTIT. Oroctrlun. qticeuawaro
una not. una.
For anv Information or Insurance apply to anyMer of
the above Board or to i
ID. A. BURNETT, Agop
Corner Twelfth St., and Washington Ave., Caii Illinok
W, K. CRA1N.E
m General Mannyer for Illinois Iowa, Nebra
TeriitorlcH, 108 Dearborn MrertCblcago.
of tlie United States.
aud to counteract the perni
force for three years.
a contested or past due claim.'
REFERENCE FOR CAIRO:
SIMPSON n. TAHEH, of Tauer Bros.,u
WILLIAM I). Liri'ET, Aseietatit poet""
W. E. G011LSON, Dry good, fancy Ro,Di
Ttios H. TATtR, Gcucral mcrcbai Bnd
JACOB IU'nGKR,or Burr Broa. K00ia
JOnN sri!OAT, rroprlutor "fcro ,k'frl:!"
GEO K.'LENTZ, Supvrlutuutlcnt r0 Cll3r
HEKBKIIT MACKIE. of A. Mfc Co'