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TION. Deadouarters of Democratic State Central I
Committee, epnnpfield. Ill, March IB, IBeO. (
To the Democracy oi juinois; .
The Democratic state convention will be held at
BKrinifficld ou Thursday, the lUtb day of June,
MMO, MlUo'clotk. a. m to appoint delegate to
the national Democratic convention to be held at
Ciscinnatl on the iWnd duy of June, IKK), and to
aontnate candidates lor the following "ate oCtce,
Secretary of Suio.
Auditor of Public Accounts.
Attorney-General. , , , .. ,
Also for the purpose of nominating presidential
e1Bydirectfolis of the last national convention
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DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CONVENTION
A Democratic Senatorial convention composed nf
delegates frnm tho several counties in this (Fif
tieth l dletrict. will meet at Murpbysnero. on Thurs
day, July 8, atx o'clock, p. m., for the pur
une of nominating one candidate for state senator
and two representatives in the itcneral ascembly.
Baia of representation: Oue delegate fur each
t votes and fraction over 100 votes cast for W. J .
Allen, for counress, in 1HT8. Tho counties will be
entitled to delegates as follows:
Vote for Allen. Del
Jackson J. 1 '
Union 1 WA 1U
By order of conitntttie.
J.P. MoLain, Chairman.
T. T. BotTON. Secretary
Dated Joucsboro, May 8. 1 bb'- .
AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM COLORADO
ACCOUNT OK A TRIP ACROSS TUE I'RAIIUES
DESCRIPTION OF St'NRISli ON THE PEAK.
Colorado Springs, Muy U2, 1840.
Dear Father: As tlitie Ims beta
either time or facilities for letu-r writing,
my correspondence lias necessarily leon
liuiitcd to postal curds. Dut now iu cainp
at the base of Pike's Peak, teuted on n
cracker box, with a bourd across my lap
for a writiug desk, will give you a resume
of my trip from St, Louis to Colorado
Arrived at St. Louis at 0 a. in., Wednes
day; met quite a number of friends and
spent a very pleasant day. Lett at 9 p. m.
for Atchison, the county seut of Atchit-on
county, a very pretty town, ntuatcu on the
went bank of the Missouri river, and the
terminii of four or five ntilroads. At this
place took the Atchison and Pacific rail-
' Toad for Lincoln, the capital of
Nebraska, a beautiful city of 12,
. 000 -inhabitant, situated on a high
WnfTccmmandicg a beautiful view of un
dulating praric below.
Mere I h:il the pleasure of meeting S. K.
, Hale, the reporter of Lincoln lodge of
Knights of Honer and through him made
the acquaintance ot several other members
who by the wway, are the most prominent
; men of the state. Through the courtesy,
of these et-ntlemen, I visited the capitol
wbub is a magnificent building and also
the penitentiary, situated three and a half
miles from, the city. This is a mufsive
etructure with a stone wall thirty feet liiyh
round it, having the appearance of an old--time
castle. I was shown through this,
frnm rpllkr tn attic and wna mnrli irt.r.
csteu in the various occupations in which
; Hie convicls were tngaped.
I never enjoyid aoythiD( n oie than the
-ride out there; the roads are as
Jef el as a floor and perfectly
. solid the purity of the utmoiphere
producing ao exhilarating effect stimulating
to the keenest, the pleasure of the ever
t trying panorama presented us we glided
swiltly along, After my return to the city,
took tho Burlington and Missouri river rail
road for Franklin which place I reached at
0 o'clock p. ru., Franklin i9 situated in
what is called tho Republican valley, tho
town is on n gradual slope fifty fect higher
than the valley, this is a young town with
every indication of rapid growth. I was
agreeably surprised to find here people of
education and refinement. To tho south,
about two miles from town, rises a chain of
bluffs extending east and west as far as the
eye can reach along which is the old Fre
mont trail. In the distance 19 seen Look
out mountain the highest point in the state,
the ground is undulating and covered with
different kinds of grass, presenting a bil
lowy appearance peculiarly beautiful to a
stranger. The bluffs are composed of stone
(it it may be so called) ranging in color
from pure white to light Jrown, which can
be sawed into blocks and is used for build
ing purposes. It is also sawed in blocks
the size of brick and used for chimneys.
The roads are in good condition all the
year. There has been no rain since last
September, yet the ground is moist two
inches below the surface. I was out with
a hunting party onco while there, which I
enjoyed very much. Fishing is good but
hunting is splendid. The game consists of
geese, ducks, snipe, curlews, quail, prairie
chicken?, and last but not least, the lestive
jack rabbit, so graphically described by
Mark Twain. The jack is here in all bis
glory. It is fine sport hunting
them with greyhounds. They run so fast
that it takes two men and a boy to see
them, and you bear them whizz fifteen min
utes after they are out of sight.
"While out I had an opportunity of seeing
sod houses and dug-outs, which still retain
much ot their popularity with settlers of
limited means. I will give you an idea of
how they are constructed. The sod is
usually cut about one by two feet in size,
nicely fitted and pressed together. The
walls are about three feet in thickness, the
edges cut smooth. Tbey can then be plas
tered with a mortar made of sand and
clay. This clay is found in most ravines
and contains considerable lime, which
when mixed with sand makes as good wall
as lime mortar. Dug-outs are holes dug in
a hillside. Poles are set up and hay put on
top tor a roof. Here I noticed that in many
places the ground is filled with holes which
are a never failing source of amusement
to the boys they pour water into their boles
and then place their hands over them;
they do not have long to wait before up
pops a little ground squirrel, which they
catch. I have seen several prairie dog
towns; in the same hole with the dogs live
an owl and several rattlesnakes (on the
happy family order I suppose.) While
visiting this place I had an opportunity of
putting a long cherished wish into execu
tion. That of taking Horace Greeley's ad
vice, to "Go west young man."
A party of five left Franklin May 4th,
with a good mule team, a Studebaker wag
on, fitted out with all possible necessities
and couvenieucies. The party consisting
of my chum, S. P. Armstrong, T. F. Doug
lass, A. H. Warrener, (owner of the team),
T. V. Douglass, and self. We
drove first to to Bloouiington,
Neb., from thence to Xaponee.
While en route to that place was caught in
a heavy rain, the first of any consequence
that had fallen in Nebraska for seven
months. We remained in Naponee until
next day. Then began the experience of
doincr our own cooking, our first meal was
eagerly devoured. This arduous duty per
formed we hitched up and started wtst,
passing through Republican City, from
there to Alma, which we reached at 5
o'clock p. m. After the usual duties were
performed, 9uch as attendimj to the team,
preparing supper, we ciawled into the
wairon and was soou in the arms of mor
pheus, next morning made an early start
for Orleans, a thriving little town ot two
hundred inhabitants and a brass band
which plays every evening on the public
square. Next morning after driving a few
miles camo to the Republican river, which
was nectpsr.ry to ford. When about half
way ' acros, Warrener, who was driving,
became dizzy, allowed the mules to stop,
and there we were, and no amount ot coax
ing, clucking, driving, induced them to
move. We finally concluded that the der
nier resort was to' lighten up; two of the
party volunteered, waded in, carried out
trunks, bedding, etc.; each cut a good club
and came luck to try the eflect on the
mules; tiring ot the monotony und regu
larity of the strokes, started out without
further trouble, reached the, bank; after
loading up and changing clothes, which
was not under lavorable circum
stances with a, galo blowing at
lorty miles an hour, drove into camp on
Beaver creel: on a beautiful spot and en
joyed a hearty meal. Wo then drove to
Beaver City, a pleasant little town of two
hundred and fifty inhabitants. After sup
per a base ball campany came down and
wo had a splendid game. Just think of it 1
A game of base ball a thousand miles from
no where, ''as it were." After this we
strolled into a barber slicp, where I parted
with my mustach, as it interfered with eat
ing molasses, a favorite article of diet with
us, taking the place of a certain luxury
known in the states as butter We then
dropped in the office of a justice of
the peace and beard a western trial which
was quite k treat; tho time was consumed
principally ny mo lawyers (Uou save tlie
nark) cursing each other in true western
Next moraiug wo started for Wilson-
cairo bulletin: sunpay morning jone
Tille, reaching that place about noon, after
leaving were obliged to cross Beaver
creek in tho attempt to do so started down
a bank twenty feet high at an angle of 45
degree when about half way across accord
ing to custom tho mules slipped and ro
fused to movo after repeated endeavors to
start them, hold a council of war, thought
and tried all the devices wo had ever heard
of in regard to baulky mules, but all to no
purpose, muleish nature asserted itself,
finally Tommy blind folded them, picked
up the reins, spoke to them, when another
distinct phase of muleish character dtvel
oped itself, they quietly walked out to tho
surpriso of all. There is certainly no ani
mal in the world that possesses so much
individuality as the mulo and when all
other themes give out, ttic mules is one to
last to the journey's end. On go
ing into camp for the night
found we were without hay. A purchasing
committee was sent out, but they found hay
was not to be had for love or money; but
some of tho party wcro quite as determined
to have it without cither. They waited pa
tiently until the owner had retired ; went
down and helped themselves. Unfortu
nately, however, in coining back ono of tho
party was caught on a barbed wire fence,
and in the clforts of his companions to re
lease him, tore out the bosom of his pants.
Breakfasted next morning on the Beaver,
with the wind blowing at forty miles nn
hour, filled with sand and alkali, nearly
choking and blinding us. The alkali in
the water cracked our hands and burnt our
throats fearfully. We stopped for dinner
at Danbury, Nebraska. After this duty
was performed we visited the school house,
the neatest and best arranged we had seen.
We camped that night six miles south of
Oberlin, in what is called a spring drain;
we here struck a sod house; we furnished
flour and prevailed on the woman who oc
cupied it to make us some biscuit the
first warm bread we had tasted ; we were
also fortunate in finding an unoccupied
dug-out which we took possession of. Our
next stopping place was Oberlin, a pretty
little town of two hundred inhabitants.
On going out to purchase supplies, found
prices considerably advanced as we contin
ued to do the farther west we went. That
night wc went into camp on Prairie Dog
creek. As wdod was out of the question,
we had our first experience with Buffalo
chips as fuel. It was at this place we had
our first pancakes with Tommy installed as
cook. The "flipping" of the pancakes was
the most amusing sight I ever saw, and this
is the waylrrl T3one: after the first side is
cooked the spider is given a peculiar
twist the cake goes about three feet in the
air, turns three summersaults, falls on the
uncooked side as natural as you please.
This is quite a feat to accomplish when the
wind is blowing a gale, but after much ex
perience I now consider myself an adept in
At Shibboleth I first slept on the ground,
which I now prefer to a leather bed. We
next pitched our tent on Sandy creek, on a
high divide, with a regular scorching, hot
Kanscs wind blowing. We were burnt black,
and all the water we could find was as hot as
the wind. The sand was flying and blind
ing us, so it was impossible to cook any
thing and were obliged to content ourselves
with a cold luncheon and the warm water
it would have been more agreeable,
reversed. We now concluded to change
quarters, drove seventeen miles to Saline
creek, there was no improvement on the
water but we managed to broil some meat
which was perfectly black and scratched
our throats like sand paper. Taking an
early start, we reached Graiufield on the
Kansas and Pacific railroad anil breakfasted
at the hotel. While driving across- the
divide we fell in with several teams haul
ing buffalo bon?s to Gralnfield, where they
get $3 per ton, from there they are sent to
St. Louis and ground fur fertilizer? We
also met teams hauling wood it is
brought from n distance of forty miles
and sells from 8 to 10 dollars for a com
mon wagon load. We also met a number
of freighters, that is men who haul goods
freni Grainfield to Oberlin as their is no
railroad connection. In regard to the
scenery in this part of the country, it is
nearly all undulating prarie more level in
Kansas than Nebraska. People there are
becoming discouraged and selling out.
There has been no rain and the grain is as
dry as when first put into tho ground.
Travelling through Kansas has not made
a favorable impression on me. Would not
take all Kansas, that is the part through
which I have traveled, as a gift on condi
tion that I had to live there .
Grainfield is a small twn ut thriving,
and supports a largo hotel. We left this
place at 3 p. m. for Grinnel, nine
miles distant, had just reached there when
a genuine Kansas sand storm came up, the
air was black with flying sand, and as drk
as night. When one was struck with the
flying sand it felt like hot ashes. This
lasted an hour, when we ventured forth and
lound a blacksmith shop and cooked our
supper on the forge fire. At Cleveland we
fell in with a train of four wagons en route
for Leadvillc; went into camp at Monu
ment ; had a meal free from dirt and sand
once more, although there was some com
plaint in regard to ham which Tommy
said was as salty as Lot's wife. During the
day we saw large numbers of antelope, but
could not get near enough to shoot. En
camped at this place were fifteen trains.
At Sheridan saw the first sage bush, so of
ten spoken of by Mark Twain. We spent
the next night at Ft. Wallace, a small
town." Ono hundred soldiers stationod
here. Provisions very high bread twenty
fivo cents per loaf ; corn, $1.50 per bushel;
hay, one and a half cents per pound. Next
morning we found it necessary to have one
of our mules shod, which proved to bo no
small undertaking. It required five men
besides tho blacksmith. We accomplished
the feat (pun if you like). He was so tied
up witli ropes that he looked like a full
rigged ship. After leaving this place we
passed through Eaglo Tail, which is about
3,000 fect above the level of the sea. We
camped for the night at Monotony, four
miles from the Colorada line, in company
with fifty others. In one of the wagons was
a full string band. We had music until a late
hour which was very enjoyable. In pass
ing through Cheyenne hills, we had trouble
in getting water, as the station agent ob
jected, but we helped ourselves to a keg,
put "all samcc." We next drovo to First
View, 120 miles from Pike's Peak, on, a
clear day the top of the peak can be seen
from this place unfortunately we were there
on a cloudy day. Passing through Kit Karson
tell in with a party of three, Messrs. Rum
bolt, Pettiger and Cavanaugh, intelligent,
pleasant gentlemen, with whom we con
cluded to travel. Taking dinner at Mirage,
passed through Hugo, a small but growing
town to River Bend, at which place we
saw about thirty genuine cow boys round
ing up 15,000 head of cattle a novel sight.
Our uext days' drive was in a
southerly direction, seeing during the day
a number of cayotes and antelopes
after a drive of twenty miles wc had the
first view of Pike's Peak, which was grand
beyond description. It looked like huge
banks of gold and silver clouds. The
scenery is hero more picturesque. We
stopped for the night at the base of a range
of hills covered with huge conglomerate
rocks and magnificent pine trees. We
went on one of the highest ot these to ftc
the sun set on Pike's Peak. This scene is
so wondrously beautiful that neither poet
or painter could do justice, therctore I shall
not attempt it. We watched in silence un
til the last ray had faded in twi
light before we could leave the spot.
next morning went up to see the sun rise,
and as its rays fell on the snow-capped
peak the scene was indescrible in its
beauty and grandeur. We stood spell
bound in tiie presence of this mighty piece
of nature's handiwork, but the silence was
at last broken by the irresistible Tommy,
whose feelings found expression in "Well,
this is the By G est sight I ever saw."
We felt the change of air greatly. It is so
rarified that a short walk caused us to pant
fearfully, but we soon became accustomed
to it. It is such a pleasure to breathe the
pure, fresh air, impartinc new vigor and
tone to the system. Next day we visited
Colorado Springs; this is a lovely place,
situated at the base of Pikes
Peak. It is strictly a moral and temperate
town, no theatres or halls. There is a great
deal of wealth and refinement, and it is
considered the most beautiful city in the
west, the second ot commercial importance
in Colorado. It is also the most popular
winter resort for invalids in the state and
is noted for its gaiety duriDg the summer
months. We have made arrangements to
make the ascent of Pike's Peak to-morrow,
which is 14,216 feet above the level of the
sea. e tnen expect to devote several
days to sight seeing and take up our line of
march for Leadville; will write as soon as
we reach that place.
Your affectionate son.
Wm. R. Smith, Jr.
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Omaha, Nebraska, says: "In the game of
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aud happint'68. Each of these can be ob
tained by the use of Warner's Safe Kidney
ami Liver Cure, Warner's Safe Diabetes
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4-5 YEARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC.
Dr. C. McLAITE'S
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tions of the Liver, and all Billions com
plaints, Dyspepsia, and Sick Headache, or
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No better cathartic can be used prepara
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As a simple purgative they arc uncqualcd
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar-coated.
Each box has a red -wax 6cal on the lid
with the impression, McLank's Liver Pill.
Each wrapper bears tho signstures of C.
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$rinsiBt upon having the genuine Dr.
C. McLank's Liveu Pills, prepared by
FLEMIMG BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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ISO BROADWAY NEAV YOKK
The Popularity of the Equitable Life Assurance Society,
indicated by the fact that for Eleven years its average an
nual New Business has 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, and its
rule never to take advantage of technicalities where an
equitable claim exists.
As a GUARANTEE of this, and to counteract the perni
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 force for three years.
4' The Equitable Life has
January 1st. 1880, 851,882,786, and closed it.s
books upon that date without
The Equitable Life Anrance Society was the first to in
TONTINE SAVINGS FUND POLICY,
And thereby to popularize life insurance to 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:
FIEST The Equitable has a larger ratio ol assets to lia
bilities than any of the leading companies.
SECOND The Equitable saved more of its income last year
than any other company.
TIIIliD 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, or
interest, on real estate than any other company.
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ADVISORY BOARD OF REFERENCE FOR CAIRO:
THOS. V. HALLJDAY, Csnlilcr City Natlonll
FRANK L. GAUUHEK, Cairo Clly nillln.
J. M. l'HlLLIPS. rreildcntnalllUay 4 rtllllpi
PAl'LO. bCni'U, Wholesale and retail druR
glet. WILLIAM STRATTON, of Strntton A Bird
WALTON W.WR1GUT, of O. D. Wllllamoon.
& Co.. Bout Stort'B aud Comnl"ion merchant
FRANK noWE. of CM. llowe Broi., pro
ERNEST B. PETTIT, Gtoccrlci. qiioeuawnre
For any Information or Insurance apply to any Member of
the above Board or to
E. A. BURNETT, Agent.
Corner Twelfth St., and Washington Ave., Cairo, Illinois.
W. N. CEAINE, General Munaeerfor Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and the
Territories, 10 Dearborn Street, OlDfaP".
of the United States.
paid since it.s organization to
a contested or past due claim."
SIMPSON 11. TABER, of Tuber Broa., manu
WILLIAM 1). LIITET, Awiftanl poatmaMor.
W. E. (iOlILSON.I)ryEOOd, fancy (rooda and
TFIOS H. TARR, Central mircliandlaa and
JACOB BURGER, of BnrKtr Bron. dry good
JOHN. HfM'AT, Trojirielor ".Spri.af Refrllt
GEO R "LKNTJ5, Superintendent Cairo City
UKfiBKKT MACK1E, of A. WocklH A Co.'i