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THE DAILY. CAIRO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, JJLY 17. 1880.
THE DAILY BULLETIN,
UTTKUKD AT TUS POST OFFICE IN CAIRO, IL-
LINOIB, AS BKCOXIKXA88 MATTER.
OFFICIAL PAfKKOF ALEXANDER COUNTY.
JGrnoat II. Thleleoke, City Kilitor.
Only Morning Daily in Sontbern Illhioin.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Kotwes In lbi column, live cent per lino, each
Near the postofllce, a bunch of office
keys. Bv leaving them at Sproaft, comer
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'1 wcmi aua iicvec, mu jiuuer wwi uc
Just received at Ihk bulletin oioco a
; stock of paper especially for "Hektograph
A. thorough bred short horn bull. Four
years old. Apply or address Superintend
ent Illinois Southern Hospital tor Insane,
KANGE FOR SALE.
A. twelve foot second hand range in two
sections of six feet each. Apply to or ad-
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uress nupenuieuui;m imuuis wuuiuh
1Ta-...W..1 Tnoiinn Anna Tllmnia.
Win. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
lor Wm. L. Perkios & Co's celebrated Mar
bleixcd Mantles and Grates. They are ele
gant. FOR SALE.
Saloon ana bar fixtures, ice box, coun
ters, mirrors and stock. Established busi
ness since 18G1 ; house suitable for a largo
family or boarding house. Can be rented
on easy terms; for further information ap
ply at No. 97, Ohio Levee.
The three-story brick building, good busi
ness and dwelling-house, located comer
Fourteenth street and Ohio Levee, will bo
rented either furnished or unturnished to a
good tenant. Apply on the premises to
Mns. Timothy O'Callauan.
' ICE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward lifts entered the field again,
. this season, with his ice wagons, and is
prepared, as formerly, to furnish pure
lake ice, in any part of the city, every day,
in any quantity desired. The fact that he
givo the business his personal super
visi n, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
'THE ELECTRO-VAPOR BATHS.
Are you or any of your friends suffering
'from nervous debility, neuralgia, rheuma
tism; dyspepsia, constipation, diseuse of the
liver or kidneys, female weaknesses, chills
and fever, scrofula, or any diseases ff the
skin, mercurial, lead or whisky poisoning,
or any disease, cither acute or chronic,
.which you hare dispaired ot ever curing by
the use of drugs? Do not think there is no
relief for you until you havo tried the
Electro-Vapor baths, and you will be as
tonished and .gratified ot the result you
will so speedily obtain at such a trilling
cost. These baths have been tried and are
endorsed by many ot our most prominent
citizens. They are the universal favorite of
the ladies. They clear the complexion and
give a buoyancy and elasticity to the step,
which nothing else will impart. Adminis
tered daily at the office of Dr. Mirean, No.
140 Commercial avenue, between Eighth
and Ninth streets, over Black's shoe store.
A lady always in attandancc to receive
Stock and variety of boots anil
shoes at C. Koch's, Commercial avenue
shoe store, between Fifth and Sixth streets.
We have just received and now on hand the
largest stock of the best St. Louis and Ciu-
ii..t.Mi Min.la iHin.lil nltnr t ill tt it fit
this city, all styles and sizes in men, wo
men and children's shoes. Having recently
refitted and enlarged our store more con
veniently we now curry the largest stock of
hand made work in the city tit the lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large sales
and small profits. Also always on hand a
.complete stock ot leather ami findings at
the lowest prices. Call around when in
,need of any goods in our line for bargains
The undersigned will, ou and after
May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
erod to any part of the city. This cream is J
-luauo uy nn experienced nrusi nun iiiuuui
tail to give satisfaction ou trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at 1.25 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Robert 1 1 k wictt,
To my old customers and as uiauy nsw
ones who read this, greeting: I tm pre
pared to deliver in any part of tho city ice
of best quality and at the lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
i age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box.on
Eighth street, next to Bristol's, open at all
hours, day or night. Orders tilled either
from wagon or at the ice box.
V Vours, Respectfully,
UtranE ok an artery in tho right urm.
Tried the most prominent Burgeons in mm
city without tHMiefit. By accident heard of
Dr. iJil- Liniment Iodide Ammonia it
...in! 1'. v.. iimtrif.. Am now well. W.
vim. Music Doctor. Oreanist Church of
flt. Franci Xivicr, Sixteenth street, N. Y.
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hj all druggists. Bend for pamphlet.
Trltl bottles 25 cents. Dn. Giles,
120 West Broad way, N. Y.
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Voltaic Belt to the afflicted upon .'10 days
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what they lay. Write to them with
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GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In tho eolumns, Ion centi per line,
one ti luiiurtlon. Marked
Just received a largo invoico of No. 0
envelopes at The Bulletin office.
The child of Mr. Jacob Klein, which
was reported seriously sick yesterday morn
ing', has died.
Hon. F. E. Albright passed through
this city yesterday, en route home from
Hot Springs, and called at The Bulletin
Tho Reform club met at its hall last
night. In spite of the fact that other at
tractions were so numerous, tho attendance
Walton Wright has secured a new
streamer bearing the names of Trumbull,
Parsons and Oberly, which will be unfurled
to the breezes to-day.
The colored citizens of Ullin will givo
a picnic and barbecue in "Shady grove'' at
Ullin oa the 4th of August, under the man
agement of J. Glass and F. M. Malonc.
Juo. Thomas, the man who was struck
in the back with a sledge hammer, by an
other colored man, at the box factory some
time ago, has left town, it is said, in order
to avoid appearing against his assailant.
A thousand pounds of note, letter,
statements and bill-heads, Quaker City
let papers in the market, pure linen fibre,
pure Irish linen, white and colored poster,
light and heavy linen, azure, yellow,
cream, etc., just received at Tiik Bulletin
Some of the watermelons that havobecn
brought to town this season are said to be
very objectionable from n sanitary stand
point. Health officer Orr, who is watching
every source from which the health of tho
city could be injured, has found that many
melons have been twisted on the stem in
order to stop their growth and cause them
to ripen. This process, of course, renders
them entirely unlit for use and hcuco very
Geo. Kohl, who stood charged with
the murder of Fred. Whitcamp, was tried
in the circuit court yesterday. Upon being
asked whether or not he was guilty of the
charge he replied in the affirmative.
Judge Harker, in order to give him to un
derstand what he was doing, and to impress
upon his mind the enormity of the conse
quences of such an admission, explained
to him the crime with which he
stood charged in all its horrible details,
and concluded with the statement that
he cauld either give him fourteen yeais in
the penitentiary, or send hira there for life
or hang him. He asked the prisoner if he
had counsel. He replied that he had not
and did not think it necessary to employ
one since there was no use. The judge
thereupon appoiuted counsel and sent
them together out of the court room
for consultation. Upon their return the
prisoner persisted in his plea of guilty, say
ing at the Bumo time that he would never
have committed the deed had he riot been
continually urged to do it by Mrs. Whit
camp. The judge, taking into con
sideration the circumstances in
the case sentenced him to im
prisonment for life. The fact that Kohl has
been disposed of and sentenced is an im
portant one to Mrs. Whitcamp, since it re
moves the principal witness against her.
Taking into consideration the numer
ous reasons our Republican friends had
for turning out in full force yesterday even
ing, they 4nade a very sickly display.
They htarted from the Tenth street stand
one hundred and sixty-five strong, forty
whites and one hundred and twenty-five
colored. There were some accessions
as they proceeded through the
streets until the number reached
two hundred and forty-two altogether.
When we take into consideration that only
forty-two of this entire number were
whites, we must say that our white Repub
lican friends ought to be ashamed of them
selves. And when we further consider
that a number of country lolks, und Home
Mound City folks and ull the office holders
were in the procession, the whole party in
this county ought to be ashamed of itself
for turning out in such a inferable little
crowd when thi'ir congressman and other
bright stars of their party are to address
them. But we presume they couldn't turn
out better if a general distribution of
offices, a dozen Credit Mobilier jobs, sev
eral De Oolyer contracts and ull the bark
pay they wauted, were offered them. The
procession, after moving through our prin
cipal streets, stopped at the Tenth street
music stand, wheru they were uddresm-d by
Mr. Isaac Clements, .Tito. ii. Thomns, ami
J .is. McCartney.
Harper's Magazine fur August is a
bright summer imiiuIht From "the lave
rock's song" amid the fields of Ayr. which
Longfellow seems to hear as lie writes nf
Burns in tho opening poem, v, urn taken
by Phillip O'Sullivan to the pastoral nooks
about Newport; und in his beautiful idyl
we hear the "pipes of Arcady." Certainly
Miss Oukey must have heard them wheu
she made the exquisite drawings which 11
lustratjj this charming pastoral. Then, in
Rebecca Harding D .vis's "By-patlis in tho
Mountains," wo catch a more- robust strain
from tho farms of VcunsylvunU ami the
heights of tho North Carolina Black, Range.
Mr. Conway, with another and older long,
lures us across tho seas, and In tho midst ol
the beauties of tho Touralno the garden
of Franco recounts the legends associated
with St. Martin. Both Mrs. Davis' and
Mr. Conway's articles aro beautifully illus
trated. Between them has been
placed Nora Perry's flno poem, "Hen
ry of Navarro before Paris," with a mas
terly illustration by Fredericks. Henry
James, Jr., contributes tho second part of
his new novel, "Washington Square;" and
Blacknioro's "Mary Anerley" is concluded.
The Literary Record is a very complete
summary of recent books, and tho Drawer
is unusually entertaining. Tho Bazar,
Weekly and Young People grow better
THE ROOSTERS LAST NIGHT.
BTIKltINO ADDRESSES KKOM HON. F. E. AL
UUIOIIT AND D. T. LINEGAU, ESQ.
Tho Hancock and English "Roosters"
had their regular meeting at their club
room last night. Tho crowd was good,
many strangers being present. Much en
thusiasm was manifested during the meet
ing and tho business transacted was both
interesting and important. The minutes of
tlic previous meeting were read and then
the general business was taken up.
A resolution instructing or ask
ing the delegates to tho Democratic
congressional convention to vote for Hart
zell was, after some discussion, tabled.
Several reports, of committees were read,
among which was that of the committee on
uniforms. Tho reports were all accepted,
and tho committee mentioned was in
structed to proceed with the purchase of
the uniforms they had agreed upon, a
sample of which was exhibited to the club.
After other business of minor im
portance was transacted the speak
ers were called for, and Mr.
Albright responded to the loud calls of his
name. He took tho stand at 9:13 o'clock
nnd spoke eloquently and powerfully for
about an hour.
He regretted that he had not been given
time for preparation, but would do the best
he could under the circumstances. He was
glad to see so many of his old friends pres
ent. He had known many of them years
ago when they were boys, but they had
now grown up to take part in the great
periodical struggle the country was going
through. He had reason to remember
with pleasure his former residence in this
cit', for he and always been kindly treated
here and repeatedly promoted to positions
of public trust.
He thought that organization amounted to
a great deal. Some persons were inclined
to believe that show was unnecessary .but he
had reason to believe that show had a great
influence. It would catch the sense, and in
fluence the understanding ot persons who
could be reached in no other way.
We had, in 1S6S, seen an organization
here of one thousand democrats, but ho was
as proud of this as he ever was of any organ
ization of a similar character. He saw
many old laces lormer Republicans who
seemed to have learned that Republicanism
was not the ism for them.
The cause of the Democracy was a noble
one and deserved the respect and co-operation
of everybody. The Democrats had
acted wisely in the Cincinnati convention.
They had met and satisfactorily answered,
in the nomination of Gen. Hancock every,
charge that the Republicans, actuated by
malice, could invent, and that Democratic
success was a certainty. He had never
voted for a candidate for president who
had been elected but one, and riK had been
swindled out of it, but ho would vote for
one now who would not only be elected, but
who would who take his seat. He drew a
contrast between the Chicago and Cincin
nati conventions. The ouo was ruled by
peace and good will, the other by factions
nnd violent passion; the one had been guid
ed by principles, the other by a de
sire for spoils. He would u;it say that the
Republican party was entirely devoid of
all principle. That would bo doing it an
injustice. It certainly wus a party of
principles. It had srfeu principles; five
loaves and two riches. It wasa party of
plunder, which had robbed the country and
appropriated its substance until nothing
but bones were left, und they urn not yet
willing to relinquish their grasp, thinking
that even the bones were worth picking.
The Republican cry had been that a strong
man mid a strong government was neces
sary for tin' country's welfare; that the suc
cess ol tlie Democratic party meant na
tional ruin; that the negro would again be
enslaved, and that all the glorious results
of the war would be annihilated.
And in the face of this sense
less, cry came the expressions ot
General Grant himself, who ml iu effect,
when in this city, or, his way home, after
having traveled thriaixh the entire scuth,
th'it the Union lla:" waved proudly every
where iu southern rtates nnd that pcace
tind piospcrity reigned supreme Ligun's
idea of the need. ot the country in this
recpi'ct, und his .scheme to nominate Grunt,
had been repudiated by his own party.
The dissenter showed thiniseive in St.
Louis, Chicago, and New Tork and had
Grant been nominated, another R"publicun
candidate would have been placed in tho
field. The dissensions in tho piirty were
l'ut from being heuled and its
hopi'less condition wus ho well known. even
by its own leaders, that they had to ad
vertise for some man totakecharge of the rot
ten concern during the political campaign.
Coukling had been offered the chairman
ship of Ilia national committee, but he, with
his usual turkey-gobbler nir, heurtily de
clined the houor (?). Mr. Cameron had
then been begged to accept it. But that
gentleman really couldn't stand tho order
that would naturally arise from such a
mass of corruption, especially since ho was
an invalid. Mr. Logan had also been im
portuned to accept- the chairmanship
and direct the movements of tho Re.
publican canvass, but ho was too busy taking
Democratic scalps. But they had finally
droppod upon Jewell, tho man who stole a
house and lot from a poor old widow wo
man. And now that the Radical machine
was about to begin operation, Mr.' Conk
ling contemplates a trip to Europe, Mr.
Cameron has gone to Hot Springs to spend
the season, and Logan has so far forgotten
tho lessous he learned in church when ho
was a Democrat, as to exclaim that "no
d d candidate preacher can bo elected
president." But he has renewed his vows
to tho church a short time ago. He joined
it by telegraph and sent his photograph
there to bo sprinkled. Sherman had taken
several scalps and wanted Ruum's also,
but he had desisted from tak
ing that by the wild clamor
of Republicans in all parts of tho country.
In tact the party was totally shattered,
entirely unfit for service and doomed to
disastrous defeat. Tho Democrats had
completely turned tho tables on them.
They claimed all the decency and denounc
ed the Democratic party as the dirty party.
But the two conventions showed where
tho filth, etc. really lay. The Chicago con
vention was very much like a prize fight.
Almost any hour of the day one could have
seen delegates running out with bleeding
noses, in consequence of having
had an argument too forcibly
impressed upon him. We regret that
we can not possibly publish a larger synop
sis this morning. The best part of the
speech we are unable to givo at the present
time but we will refer to it editorially at
auother time. Mr. Linegar followed Mr.
Albright with a good speech on organiza
tion, giving some very useful information
to those present. Both speakers were closely
listened to aud often applauded
THE COUNTY CONVENTION.
THE REPUBLICANS PLACE A COUN
TY TICKET IN THE FIELD.
xellis, fob sheriff! kelive, fob circuit
clerk: dam kon, for states attor
ney; WOOD KITTEN HOL'SE, FOR
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, AND
MARSHALL, FOR CORONER.
The Republicans assembled in the court
house at two o'clock yesterdy afternoon,
with the object of placing a county ticket
in the field and they succeeded in this, to
the Democrats very satisfactory undertak
ing, after having consumed two hours in
the manner below indicated. The audi
ence wa3 largely composed of colored
men and Democrats showing here
and there a white Republican
in a stooping position, and who had
an appearance about him that was decided
ly sail and graveyard like.
At about a quarter past two o'clock, Mr.
C. N. Hughes stepped gracefully forward;
mounted the judge's stand with elastic
step, with hat in one hand and an umbrel
la in the other and, bunging the umbrella
down upon the desk before him said in his
usual winning aud commanding manner,
"Gentlemen of the convention, come to or
der," whereupon the gentlemen of the con
vention ceased their talking, straightened
themselves up in their seats and stared ut
Mr. Hughes in the usual fashion, and won
dering w hat next would be said or done.
Hardly a minute had elapsed and
talking aud squirting tobacco was being in
dulged in with a vim, when Mr. Hughes,
having placed aside his umbrella, picked
up a fan which lay on the desk before him
and striking the desk therewith said: "Or
der gentlemen, order!" And thou request
ed the colored brethren to take back seats
so that the delegates might occupy the
front seats. These obedient servants did as
they were bid, but the white gentlemen,
not having been requested to "move back,"
continued to press the front seats with an
unconscious air and with characteristic in
dustry. Capt. Wright then moved that Col. John
Wood act as temporary chairman of the
meeting, which motion being seconded aud
carried the Colonel mounted the judge's
stand, which Mr. Hughes hud vacated for
him, nnd us he did so was applauded.
Wheu the applause had subsided he said
that bo would have beer, letter pleased had
the convention chosen some one
else who was better able to pre
side over it than he v,as.
He would then have had uu opportunity of
saying what he wanted to say. but since it
was the wish of the convention that he
should preside, he consented and thanked
it for the honor. Clapping ot hands and
stamping of f 'el followed the C.iloiiei's K
inarhs ufter which he said:
"It will now bcin order to choose u tem
pory secretary." and forthwith the
honors of that tlice were ' con
ferred upon Mr. R. II. O'Brien, a colored
und accomplished toiisorial artist, who
accepted them with a gentlemanly grace.
Mcppins lightly forward with a light straw
hat in bund and taking possesion of one of
the round tables within the enclosure.
Wood "I suppose a committee on cre
dential should now be appointed."
Mayor Thistlewood "1 move that a com
mittee of five be appointed on credentials."
The motion leitig seconded and put to
the house, prevailed, and the chairman ap
pointed as such committee, N. B. Thistle
wood, C. N. Hughes. Tho. Clark, Win.
Ireland and R. W. Miller.
Wood "The1 chairmen of the commit
mittces on credentials will please hand their
credentials to tho secretary." This they
obcdivotly did after which tho
committee on credentials retired
to ono of tho back rooms.
Capt. Wright"I move that tho tempo
rary organization bo made permaucnt."
Thistlewood "The committee on cre
dentials should first make its report before
such motion is entertained."
A colored man "I move that a commit
teo bo appointed on permanent orguuiza
tiou." This motion .was seconded alter
which Mr. Pianert, one of the delegates,
arose and said a few words in an inaudible)
tono of voice and then the chairman put
tho colored gentleman's motion to the
house. Being unable to decide whether
the motion was lost or curried, he called
for u division of the house, which revealed
the fact that the colored gentleman had
been overwhelmingly sat down
upon and the motion was
The committee on credentials still being
absent from the room aud there being no
business before tho convention the specta
tors had a chance to look aboin; them and
ascertain who was present and who was ab
sent and they were not long in making the
discovery that L. S. Marshal, the Fourth
ward coffin maker, notwithstanding the
fact that he appeared minus his
coat und vest, was occupying
a prominent position within the enclosure,
neur the secretary's table. This, and the
fact that it was known t'.iat Mr. M. had on
hand a largo lot of coffins of various kinds
and sizes, created the suspicion in the
minds of many that he was seeking the po
sition of corgner the position which is at
present being so ably and economically
tilled by Mr. Dick Fitzgerald and, as will
be seen hereafter, the suspicions were well
founded. It was also observed by the ob
servcine observer that Bill Scott and
his allies were conspicuous in
their absence und that
some man, without the tear of God, before
his eyes had tampered with the hair of the
secretary elect, since they showed signs of
some of the kinks having Leon taken out i f
them. The everywhere present Squire
Comings was there in a white suit and al!
his glory, smiling and bowing at anything
and everything that had breeches ou and
made himself, a3 usual, the observed of all
observers The busy mind of our city at
torney showed itself by the industry and
vigor with which he "punished"' the
"weed," and John Gladney's black
bald-head glistened modestly at
tho back of the hall. A hundred
and one more things wore "taken in" by
our reportorial eye in an instant, but we
have no space fur them and therefore omit
them. The committee was still absent
when Damron and Warder, candidates for
states' attorney, were lustily called, but
neither of these young men responding at
once, the chairman usked for order and it
being restored Mr. Damron stepped to the
front while vigorously pulling away at a
young moustache which seemed too inno
cent to deserve such severe treatment. He
commenced his speech with his hands be
hind hiin aud in a quivering voice, saying
that he was a young man and that it had
always been his aim, as a weak
member of the Republican party, to do the
best lie could lor it. He had
taken but little "stock" in politics until the
campaign of Hayes and Wheeler, but that
during that time he had exerted himself
for the party in Pulaski county. (Applause
should have come in here, but none was
given). He had given much attention to
politics since the election of these gentle
men (he should have Haiti since they were
wrongfully counted iu) und believed
he hud thoroughly investigated the
merits of each party and having done this,
he had associated himself with the Republi
can party because lie had found it a party
ot pride aud principles. He unblushmgly
gave voice to the monstrous falsehood that
the Democratic party had opposed every
thing that could benefit humanity ou this
side of the Atlantic and presumed to in
form lils intelligent hearers that
the Democratic party the party
which has lived longer, accomplished
greuter results and whHi at the last presi
dential election polled half a million more
votes than the Republican party that this
party was a party without principles, and
was merely working for the spoils of office.
These were some of the remarks of the gen
th'imiD made, aud wo will not trouWU the
leader with what else he said,hiuce they were
all remarks which betrayed little learning
and the youthful mind of the speaker.
The committee on credentials being
ready to report did so, after which the ques
tion arose us to what should be done in
those instances, where the delegates were
absent. The chair settled this question by
ruling that where the delegates were absent
und there were no alternates nor proxies
the regular delegate's position wus vacant
and could not be filled.
The chair then requested that all those
who were delegates take their feats within
Vho cuclosuro which they did,
after which, on motion of
Capt. Wright, the temporary organization
was made permanent.
Warren" Wiins "I move that the roll
of delegates bo called." Mr. Wiius'
motion was seconded, put to the houso nnd
carried after which tho secretary com
menced the calling of tho roll and in so
doing succeeded in mispronouncing a uum
ber of names and, w hile inserting the name
of a proxy for an absent delegate, blotted
tho roll, but was equal to the occasion,
and while in a standing position licked tho
iuk from tho pajer which was Ijiug on the
table. Therollcull having been gone through
with Col. Wood laid, "nominations
aro now in order for thu office of sheriff,"
whereupon Dr. J, W. Brighain, of Elco,
arose and said that he nominated a young
man from the country one whose charac
ter was unimpeachable and whose peculiar
fitness for tho position was generally recog
nized. His name was Sidney R. Miller.
Warren Wiuis nroso next to nominate a
man for the same office. His was a man
well-known in the city and country a
square Republican, and his uame wus Chus.
F. Nell is.
A colore.l man, who supported himself
with a crutch and who had tho appearance
of having his back broken and one leg
twisted out of joint nnd who was miserably
clad, arose and said : "I nominate Richard
Taylor for the office of sheriff of Alexander
county" and tho nomination was at once
seconded by another colored man.
E. B. Walbndge then nominated J. B.
Phillis, aud with this the nominations were
It was then discussed between Messrs.
Hughes, Wright and Thistlewood as to
whether or not the voting should be done
through the chairman of the committees on
credentials, but it was decided -on motion
of Capt. N. B. Thistlewood that all the
delegates be permitted to vote by ballot.
In order to asceitaiu whether or not Mr.
Richaid Taylor was really a candidate and
to scare him out of the field if he was not,
Capt. Wright then moved that all the can
didates who had been placed in nomination
for the office of sheriff be invited to come
forward and pledge themselves to support
the nominee of the convention.
This motion being carried
Messrs. Nellis, and Miller came forward
and made the desired pledges the latter
gentleman becoming unnecessarily eloquent
in his remarks and mispronouncing words
in a manner that was both painful and
shocking. Mr. Phillis not being iu tho
room, in fact not being in the city,
wus kindly excused ffrom making
a speech, but Mr. Richaid Ta) lor being
present that gentleman stepped forward
ami said his say. He told the gentlemen
of the convention that his name had been
brought before them without his knowledge
or consent. That the gentleman who ha I
placed him in nomination had not
consulted his wishes and that he declii.e 1
to take the place.
Col. Wood assured him that a man, even
though he be nominated.did not always get
the place, and then, on motion, appointed
Capt. Wright and C. H. Loflin as tellers
who at once went to work. The vote re
sulted in the nomination of Mr. Nellis he
receiving twenty-six votes und Mr. Miller
John A. Reeve, being the only candidate
in the field he was, ou motion of Mr. Pian
ert. nominated by acclamation for the cir
Col. Wood then stated that the matter
had perhaps not Ix-en thought of.but it was a
fact that a county commissioner was to be
placed in nomination to fill the vacancy
which would occur by the expiration of
Hon. Thos. W. Halliday's term.
Hereupon C O. Patier, John Giudncy,
Col. Wood, Chas. Lancaster and Wool Rit
teuhouse were placed in nomination for
that office. All but the last named gentle
man bein present, they declined the honor
and, after a few complimentary remarks
from Capt. Wright, Mr. Wood Rittenhouse
was nominated by acclamation.
Messrs. L. S. Marshall and G. W. Tanner
were then placed in nomination for the of
fice of coroner. The latter gentle
man withdrawing, the former was nomi
nated by acclamation and immediately
thereafter mounted tlu sheriff's platform
and standing in full view of the uudience
said that there was another Marshall iu
Alexander county and in order to prevent
ull'mistakes iu the matter lie would state
that he wus the Marshall who had re
ceived the nomination and that his initials
were L. S. The audience being somewhat
indifferent as to who Mr. Marshall was or
whut his initials were or what position he
would filj, failed to applaud him and he sat
down in an awkward and dejected manner
perhaps couscious that the world did not
recognize his importance.
Mr. Warder, tho defeated candidate lor
states attorney, wus then called upon for a
speech and tried to spenk cheerfully, but
his quivering und whinniug voice his sad
look und dejected bearing spoke louder than
words that this was the winter of his dis
content. But, for all that, ho promised to
work for the ticket.
The chairman having been requested to
call upon Major Ulen, of Mound City, for a
speech, did so, nnd that gentleman came
forward and made himself ridiculous by Bay
ing, among other very Billy things, that the
south believed In bulldozing und driving
people out ol their states who dared to en
tertain different opinions of their owu; and
that "vote tho Democratic ticket and live,
and vote tho Republican ticket and dio"
was tho sentiment of all southerners.
After Mr. Ulen had finished his haran
gue Joo Rolmrts, of Mound City, who re
sembles a large aud unshapely Irish pota
to more' than anything we can think of,
was called upon and after feeling all
through his pockets for a bandanna and
pulling down his vest, made one of his
characteristic vulgar talk which, was
cheered to tho echo by the delighted