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THE DAILY BTJ1LETIK
SXTEEED AT TUB VOT OFFICE IS CAIKO, IL
LIHOI8, it 8KC0jriCLAflS MATTER.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALK1ANDKU COCSTY,
3Srnet II. Thieleoke, Citr Ktlttor.
Only Momina: Dally In Sontborn Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
STo. 128 Commercial ave., Cairo, 111.
LOCAL WEATHER REPORT.
Caibo. 111.. July ). ISsO.
Tlaa. Bar. Ther. Ham. Wind. Vel Weather.
7 " :WtH
10 " 30.tr
p. m 80.01
Maximum Temperature. ; Minimum Tein
perature. 6s e : (laiofall O.lii Inchs.
River 17 fett; lucues. Fall 11 Inche
Serg't Btjnal Corpo, U. S. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notices In this column, five cents per line, each
Choice standard A coffee sugar for f 1.00,
at New York Store.
Mr. Fred Koehler opened his meat
market on the comer of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last and displayed an im
mense quantity of the choicest meats of all
kinds. Having furnished our citizens with
meats as far back as the memory of man
reaches, he is acquainted with the their
needs and wishes and has made a practice
of catering to their wants. He buys only
the best and healthiest stock in large num
bers and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing trora him, that they re
ceive the most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not be forgotten.
QUICK AND RELIABLE.
Go to Joseph L. Bakers, shop commer
cial avenue, below 6th street, if you want
carriage and wagon work of the best mate
rial, good workmanship and done on short
notice, with quick dispatch.
Forty tubs choice Ruston butter by ex
"press. Twenty-five cadies, 9 pounds each
for family use, at New York Store.
RANG12 FOR SALE.
A twelve foot second hand range in two
sections of six feet each. Apply to or aJ
dress Superintendent Illinois Southern
Hospital for Insane, Anna, Illinois.
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
.general repairing establishment where
scouring, cleaning and renovatiug clothing,
will be dono on short notice. He will carry
a full line of piece goods, and mauufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop in Alba's new building on Commer
ICE! ICE I PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward has 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 lie
give the business hi3 personal super
vision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
CARRIAGES AND WAGONS.
Joseph L. Baker is prepared to receive
orders for all kinds ot carriages, buggies
wagons etc., and guarantees satisfaction in
All cases. Shop commercial avenue below
print for $1.00, at New York
TOE ELECTRO-VAPOR BATHS.
Are you or any of your frieuds suffering
from nervous debility, neuralgia, rheuma
tism, dyspepsia, constipation, disease of the
liver or kidneys, female weaknesses, chills
and fever, scrofula, or any diseases of the
ekin, mercurial, lead or whisky poisouing,
or any diasei either acute or chronic,
which you hava dispaired ot ever curing by
the use of drugs! Do not think there is no
relief for you until you have tried the
Electro-Vapor baths, and you will be, as
tonished and gratified at 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 fevorite of
the ladies. They clear the complexion and
give a buoyancy aud elasticity to the step,
which nothing else will impart. Adminis
tered daily at the office of Dr. Mwean, No.
140 Commercial avenue, between Eighth
and Ninth streets, over Black's shoe store.
A lady always in attandnnco to receive
Stock and variety of boots and
shoe at C. KochV, Commercial avenue
hoe store, between Fifth and Sixth streets.
We have just receive 1 and now on hand the
largest stock of the best at. Louis nna (Jin
clnnati custom ma lu goods ever brought to
this city, all styles and sizes in men, wo
men, and children's shoes. Having recently
refitted and enlarged our store more con-
ceaicntly we now carry the largest stock of
htd made work in the city at the- lowcft
oosmblo prices. Our motto is lartre sales
aad small profits. Also always on hand a
complete stock ot leather and findings at
. 'titt lowest prices, tan arounu when in
' steeJ of any goods in our line for bargains
Ww. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
lor Wm. L. Perkins & Co's celebrated Mar
bloizeJ Mantles and Grates. They art ele
gant. ICE CREAM.
The undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, bo 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
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on 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 Hewett,
THREE THOUSAND POUNDS
Just received at New York Store, 3,000
pounds of Bouquet hams best n
Persons whose occupation give3 but lit
tle exercise are victims of torpid liver and
constipation. Carter's Little Liver Pills
will relieve you.
One hundred thousand pounds Concord
grapes for sale, by the pound at Peter
Saup's saloon, on the Levee below Sixth
street. They arrive daily direct from his
farm at Caledonia.
GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.
Notices lu these columns,
each Insertion. Marked
ten cents per line,
Wanted. Three or tour competent
bricklayers. Apply to Henry Stout.
Just received a large Invoice of No. C
envelopes at The Bulletin office. "
Mrs. Col. Wood returned from Criten
den Springs yesterday.
Dr. II. Woodner was again to be seen
on our street yesterday.
Sheriff Jack Hodges was at Lake
Milligan yesterday, collecting taxes.
Judge Bross brought in a load of sip- J
lings troui the country yesterday, and will
start a camp meeting, he says.
Justice Olmsted has, in the goodness
of his heart, donated the Roosters a hand
some lot of Hancock and English badges.
We offer a bargain' iu Irish linen let
ter and note paper, the best ever brought
to this market. Must make room for new
Jeff Clark is building himself up a
good business in painting and paper hang
ing. As a paper hanger Jeff will never be
found on a back seat.
We take pleasure in being able to pre
sent another of Liuwood's poems to our
readers, this morning, which is fully up to
the usual high stanlar l.
We have an excelltut letter from a
'Grand-daughter" that we will publish as
soon a? she sea Is us her name, not for pub
lication, but that we may know who writes.
The fiscal year for which the city
appropriations are made, which we publish
ed a few days ago, commences on May 1st
and expires on the 30th of April.
Mr. J. N. Smith has purchased the old
McKoczie property on fifth street for six
teen hundred dollars, we bjlieve. 1U will
repair it an i move there in the course of
The Roosters will turn out in their
new uniforms next Wednc3 lay, one hun
dred strong, tor the purpose of assisting in
the organization of a branch club in the
So much of our space being taken up
with the reply to the Springfield Journal,
local news is not so plentiful a? usual. We
believe, aud our readers will ajree with us,
that the space is very properly filled.
Mrs. P. A. Taylor, our county school
superintendent, will leave the city to-morrow
for Elco, where she goes to attend the
teachers' institute, which opens on Monday,
Au'. 2d. and continues in session four
We received yesterday, from aa es
teemed lady subscriber, a small basket
full of larje. blue plums, beautiful to the
sight and delicious to the taste. We ten
der our heartfelt thanks to the generous
A thousand pounds of note, letter
statements and bill-heads, Quaker City
best papers in the market, pure liuen flbjc,
pure Irish linen, white and colored poster,
light aud heavy liuen, azure, yellow,
cream, etc., just received at The Bclletix
It is rumored that a printer who was
at oue time an employe ot The Uclletix
office will shortly take unto himself rib.
That is,he and a young lady, who is pretty,
wise ami witty aud who resides not a thou
sand miles from this office, will shortly be
united in the holy bonds of wedlock, "for
better or worse,"
Young George Clark, nephew of our
fellow citizen Mat. Clark, who is a cadet in
the government naval school, is traveling
with bis class through the state of Pennsyl
vania, visiting the different armories in the
pursuit of his studies. In a letter recently
received by his relatives here, he states that
he is making good progress, being in ad
vauceof many who have had much better
opportunities than he has enjoyed.
Mr. King, the gentlemanly proprietor
of the Ico cream parlors on Sixth street,
near Ohio levee, has our thanks for a good
ly quuutity ot delicious cream aud cake, re
ceived at this offico last night. We pen it
without fear of contradiction that a better
THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN:
quality of cream than Mr. King manufac
tures, never saw daylight ia Chicago or
elsewhere and that those who have onco
patronized his elegant establishment will
visit none other.
Those of our cltzens who desire to
hear some really fine singing should not
tail to attend the services ia St. Patrick's
church at 9 o'clock this forenoon. The
singing promises to be the finest heard ia
that edifice for some time, and will be a
treat to all who attend. Those who con
stitute the choir are Mrs. J. Coleman, Miss
Nillie O'Callahan and Miss Mary Towers,
sopranos; Miss B. O'Laughlin, alto;
Messrs. W. C. Mulkey and T. J. O'Laugh
lin, tenors; and Edward Dezonia and Prof.
Kearney, bass. The last named gentleman
is the Prosessor of East Cape Girardeau
seminary and has the reputation of being
one of the finest bass singers in the state.
The levee luminary is somewhat exer
cised over the fact that a resolution was
adopted by the Roosters at their last meet
ing which declares that no member of the
club shall report any of its proceedings to
a republican paper, under penury of ex
pulsion. The Sun magnifies a molehill
into a mountain when it says that it hopes
by some hook or crook to get hold of a
copy of the resolution in order that it
may publish it. We have been supplied
with a copy of the the resulutioaby oue of
the members .and give publicity to it for
the special benefit of the Sun. Here it is:
"Resolved, that auy member who shall re
port any of the proceedings of this club to
a Republican paper shall be expelled on a
majority vote of the members present."
We regret to hear that Mr. A. n.
Irvin met with quite a serious accident day
before yesterday while at East Cape Girar
deau, ne was on horseback and was riding
along leasurly without paying much atten
tion to the road when his horse was mired.
An attempt to induce the animal to
proceed was futile and Mr. Irvin
saw himself compelled to get out of
the saddle and gained the solid land as best
he could. He had succeded in drawing
one foot out of the stirrup and scrambling
from the animal's back, but had the other
foot still in the stirrup, when the horse be
gan a sudden and violent struggle for lib
erty. He succeeded in extricating himself
from his awkward position and
making for solid ground as fast as possible
ran at full speed, dragging Mr. Irvin after
him by one foot for about one hundred
yards. Mr. Irvin was picked up and taken,
to the nearest building where medical at
tention was given him. He was found to
have received some very ugly bruises none'
of them liable to proye very serious how
ever. He was brought home a3 soon as
possible where he now is ia the best of care.
It will be remembered that some time
ago an unknown person palled the throttle
valve of one of the Cairo & Vinctcses en
gines wide open while she was standing oa
tae track below Fifth street, and then
jumped o2. The engine pissed through
the city at a lightning speed and continued
on her way until her steam was exhausted.
It wa suspected that a certain ex-employe
of the roal was the guilty party an
search was made to discover his where
abouts, but not being able to find him the
search was discontinue 1 and the matter
has since bees almost forgotten. A few
days ago, however, news was conveyed to
this city that the guilty man, Billy Wil
liams by name, was ia East Cairo, and yes
terday 02cer Schutter crossed the Ohio
with the neces.-ary papers and brought him
over. He was held in bond to appear at
the next term of the circuit court.
The full text of the letters of accept
ance of General Hancock and Ex-Governor
English will be found in another column.
That of the former is short and to the point,
aud is of itself a strong platform and one
worthy the distinguished soldier and states
man who is the chosen leader of the Demo
cratic party. It is a manly, 6traightfoward,
patriotic letter, a sharp contrast to that of
Garfield broader, more liberal and more
thoroughly national. It will be indorsed
by Democrats everywhere, and will chal
lenge the commendation of our opponents.
Governor English's letter is no less patriot
icaad pronounced. It supplements the senti
meut of the head of the ticket and recn
forces his construction of the theory of our
form of goveruient by an amplification of
the facts of Republican misgovenrment,
upon which mainly we rent our hopes for
success before tne people. The campaign
is now fairly begun. We trust it will be
prosecuted vigorously until the day of
election, especially in the doubtful States.
Joe P. Robarts is the man who made
the vulgar harangue before the Republi
can county convention in this city on the
10th of July and of whom we said that ho
had the appearance of a large unshapely
Irish potaMo, which is true. He is also
the man who a few days ago purchased the
Pulaski Patriot and is now the mighty
"pou-slinger" of that powerful and influen
tial sheet. In his first issue, received yester
day, ho attempts in the weak, rambling and
vulgar way, which is characteristic of him,
to score The Bclletis for a very small and
very harmless complimentary item
concerning Mr. John B, phillis, which ap
peared in these columns about a week ago.
Joe's article occupies a great deal of valua
ble (?) space and betrays the fact that our
circuit clerk, Mr. John A. Reeve, (who is a
warm and personal friend of Joe's) luduced
him to writs the article. And in doing
thi Joe has goue to a great deal of palm
to show tho public tils weakness of mini
SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1380.
and convince them that lie really is the ass
ho is generally taken to be. In our
item to which the giant journalist objects
we merely stated the fact that "a number
of our Republicans would be greatly pleas
ed should Mr. John B. Phillis announce
himself as an independent candidate for
the office of circuit clerk,'" and in saying
so merely stated a well known fact. "But,"
says the Patriot, "by urging Mr. Phillis
out in opposition to the regular ticket The
Bulletin has two objects in view. Ono
is to, if .possible,wcakcn tho Republican
ticket, and thereby elect Mr. Irvin, and the
other is to get Mr. Phillis in bad odor with
his party." It is hardly worth while to re
ply to the foregoing, but knowing that a
reply will tickle the new "Mr.
Editor," we forthwith proceed to
disclose the fact to him that a single men
tion of Mr. rhillis' name in an item of news
cua not be regarded by sane men as "urg
ing him out in opposition to the regular
ticket." This will be conceded by every
body and bjing conceded, tho reason wn?
we "urged him out" fall to the ground for
lack of support and nocd, therefore, not be
replied to. But why is it that the Pulaski
Patriot dabbles in Alexauder county
politics? Is it possible that our
circuit clerk undcr-rates tho Sun and
finds it necessary to seek abroad for an or
gan to espouse his cause? If so, we have
but to say that he will be in need of all
the assistance the Patriot can render him
and that journal if it iutends to undertake
to fight the battles tor him may as well put
on its armor now as at any other time
since the present is always the most agreea
ble to us. We will say but one word more,
without a desire to "urge Mr. Phillis out,"
and that is that he could pole a much larger
vote than Mr. Reeve even if the latter is
the nominee of the party. Mr. Phillis
would receive the support of our people re
gardless ot politics and since he stands
high in our business community would get
the almost undivided support of our mer
chants. It is well known that Mr. Reeve
can not even poll the lull colored vote
which he pretends to have so securely in
A LIE NAILED.
DON. JSO. H. OEERLT PROVEN INNOCENT OF
THE ONLT CHARGE THAT LTINU TONdl'ES
HAVE CTTEREO AGAINST IIIM.
The State Journal, a Republican sheet
published at Springfield, has repeatedly
given publicity to articles in the form of
communications and purporting to come
from persons who claimed to be in a posi
tion to know, to the effect that Mr. Oberly
had not been a consistent friend of the la
boring man. It has used every
means, without regard to fair
cess, to injure Mr. Oberly personally.
But knowing that its attacks were unjusti
fiable and without foundation in tact, it
sends at him arrows poisoned with malice
from out of a coward's retreat, not daring
to give its assertions even the semblancs
of truth by boldly proclaiming them. The
latest falsehood to which the man of the
Journal gives publicity is the following,
clipped from a late issue:
Editor Jocrxal: It was more than sur
prising to me to notice in Saturday's Moni
tor a very flattering communication con
cerning the "striaght-forwardness" of Hon.
John H. Oberly, all of which (?) "endears
him to the heart of every true wage-worker."
The writer signed himself "A Green
backer," and he spared no pains to misrep
resent the honorable gentleman ia order
to make his words emphatic, and to prove
that he was the champion of the working
men. If such men as Oberly were to be
looked to for aid to the laboring class, all I
can say is, "God pity the laborer."
The Greenbacks says:
While engaged in his mechanical occu
pation, he (Oberly) wa9 always true to his
craftsmen, straightforward and honorable.
This U untrue, and doo3 Mr. Oberly a
great injustice, as it is an established fact
that, while Mr. Oberly conducted The
Cairo Bulletin, Le paid no liviug wages
to his printers, and did not command the
esteem of his workmen. Ho gave his men
board at such places as he saw fit, and
then paid them $2, $3 and $3 per week,
and some of them only received board and
tobacco money. Was this showing friend
ship aud love for labor?
The writer endeavors to impress his read
ers with the idea that Oberly performed a
mericlc as concerns tae"truck bills "at the last
session of tho legislature. Now, what re
lation did(he have with said Legislature
that should entitle him to bo much credit
concerning the" truck bill"? Was he a
member of that Legislature, or did l,e,
through a public official, perform hese al
leged wonders as a lobbyist? The writ
er further states that Obcrly's supposed
connection with that bill " had the efL-ct,
it is charged, of arraigniug some of the
moneyed corporation in opposition to him,
and they will spare no efforts to insure his
defeat." This is simply ridiculous, for
Mr. Orberly has never yet shown any desire
to antagonize tho interests of the "moneyed
corportions," but is generally supposed to be
actually ia sympathy with them.
The following statement about Mr. Ober
ly is false to the letter:
The fact that he refused to remain a
partner in a business giving every promise
of lucrative returns simply because his
partners refused to pay their employes reas
onable wages endears him to the heart of
every true wage-worker, '
Mr, Oberly did nothing of the kind to
wards employes, but on tho other hand en
deavored to compromise .tlio "scale of
prices" of the Springfield Union by under
taking to hire his help by the week, when
the Union called for piece work at 30 cents
per 1,000 ems. He offered tot pay $14 per
week and at the expense of the printers fill
his paper with reading matter. The means
which he intended to employ to beat the
established rate was to reduce his employes
from $18 to $20 per week to $14. Would
this have been justice and fair dealing to
his working men!
If the "Grecnbacker" has any more such
silly nonsense in store for Hon. John II.
Oberly, we would advise him, tor Obcrly's
sake, to waste no more such twaddle, and
thereby spare tho hoaorablcj gentleman
from defeat before the election. I will
close by saying that Oberly is not and
never was a friend of the wage worker, and
every vote cast for him is but heaping an
other stoue upon the interests of labor.
The above correspondent is evidently a
sore-head whose ambition to appear in
print has induced him to throw together in
a bungling way, a few rumors gathered
from the lips of some tramp and colored a
little by his own foolish imagination. But
however this may be, the statements in the
above communication are untrue.
"A Laborer" pretends to believe that if
the laboring classes depended upon such
men as Mr.Oberly, they would deserve pity
and asserts that Mr. Oberly has "nover
shown any inclination to antagonize the
moneyed corporation." It is a condesccn
tiouto notice the first and hardly ntccessary
to uotice the second statement. To answer
the latter answers both .That Mr.Oberly has
not wielded acrazy war upon al! capitalists is
true, fur he is too much of a statesman.
He knows, as every sensible man does that
labor and capital depend upon
one another and that only the harmonious
co-operation of both insures general pros
perity. Yet it is a notorious fact that he
has opposed and denounced every attempt
on the part of corporations to override, or
in any manner injure the interests of tho
people. His fight while ia the Illinois
legislature, for the railroad bill, which
resulted so wholesomely to the
people of the entire state, alone
gives the lie to the inf.mous statement.
"A Laborer's" otlur assertion, to the effect
that Mr. Oberly, while publishing The
Bulletin, sought to employ, or did employ,
printers at "starving wages" and could not
command the esteem of his employes are
entirely without any foundation in truth
and could only have come from a person act
uated by malice, who is either
ignorant of the facts.
verts them to serve a devilish purpose. We
have gone to some trouble to prove this and
submit the following statements as a con
clusive refutation of the charges. Thy
are cheerfully ma le by present employes
of this office who were here under Mr.
Oberly 's management and whose testimony
none dare impeach:
Mr. Editor: I notice ia the Spriag
field Journal ot a recent datf a malicious
attack upon Hon. John II. Oberly. candi
date for secretary of state. The article ap
pears as a correspondence and charges Mr.
Oberly with employing printers at staivinu'
wages, and so forth. I will submit the fol
lowing statement ot my experience while
in the employ of Mr. O. and, it' necessary,
take an oath to its correctness.
When I returned to Cairo in '71, I had
just completed an apprenticeship ot three
years ia the Zanosville Times orhYe, com
mencing at $1.50 aud ending at $-1.00 per
week. Mr. O. gave me employment, with
the understanding that I should work un
der hi3 instructions one year in the job of
fice, for which he paid mo $12.00 a week,
an txhorbit ant price for a boy working un
der instructions. There was nothing said
about board, and I boarded at my brother's
restaurant until he sold out. Then I made
a proposition to Mr. O. in regard to board
which he accepted. While boarding with
his family, I was treated with care and
courtesy by them. It was made ns pleas
ant a3 home to me. and it is obvious to
those who are personally acquainted w ith
the family that they always lived in a man
ner bordering on extravagance.
In '72 I became foreman of the news
room at $15.0') p,;r week. Mr. 0., previous
ly, upon the earnest solicitations of a few
widows and grass widows indentured him
self to their several sons; and right then
and there is where all of Mr. O.'s trouble
began. He knew he was getting an "ele
phant," yet he wouldn't, in faet couldn't,
turn a deaf ear to the pleading of a mother
for her "apt and bright" son. I will now
fxplain how Mr. O. fared in this transac
tion: The boys started in, Mr. O. paying them
one aud two dollars a week besides board.
lodging and washing. He lost at least $4')
on each the first three months. After they
had learned enough to become somewhat
useful they became lazy and mean, and
by their "school trick" obstructed the
other employe? in their work. They knew
that the foreman could not discharge them,
consequently they done as they pleased.
In the last years of their apprenticeship
they received' $10 and $12 a week. They
wore not doing enough work then to pay
for their board. At the end of their tune
they received a large sum of money and
two suits of clothes, a holiday and working
suit. After the departure ot all these
leeches things became brighter and the
office a paying concern. So much for Mr.
(). s generosity to widow; ami upon this
the Journal correspondent basis his attack.
Duriug these years Mr. O. paid his jour
neymen employes, and transient printers
who passed by, wages that corresponded
with Springfield, nnd they all received
their money promptly on pay day.
In the fall of '75 I was In Pekin, aud
desiring to return to Cairo, I wrote Mr. 0.
in regard to a situation, stating in it what
I would accept as wages. In his answer
(which is now in my possession) he says:
"I have Frost, foreman of the news room,
and rav him $15 a week cnah. I would
like to have you tako his place, but he Is
a man of family, and it now being close
unon winter. I cannot let him uo." The
sum 1 offered to work tor was $12 which
would have been a saving of over $70 dur
ing the winter he employed Mr, Frost. Ho
Mr. 0. paid to assist a family man through
a cold winter three dollars a week nboto
tho regular Cairo wages at that time. I
have worked for several other offices in this
city, yet uone have ever paid mo a large
a emu as Mr. O.
Mr, Burnett pays standard wages and
even pays his apprentices at the rate of his
journeymen. It is my ueueve mat jtir. u.
has made i nnanciui success m me man
agement of the office, yet I never hear any
complaint about wages. Then when busi
ness was much better when Mr. 0, had tho
office, how is it he did not succeed? He
certainly must have been e xtravagaut with
his help. He hired men through sympathy
and kept them when there was nothing to
do, He generally had two nfn t" do one
mau's work, and paid them tho imnie as it
they had all the work they could do.
This attack is caused by some tramp
printer who, after accepting a square meal
from Mr. 0.. expected more; yet none ever
left the office without being well fed.
Trump printers generally want money.
Very seldom will they work, and if they do,
they will only work a day or twoi draw
their money, get drunk, retuin broke and
want the proprietor or regulars to help them
out of town. If you don't meet their de
mand, they will lla.'t you in every town
they strike for the next six mouths.
Such scoundrels as these can maii'Jtac
ture very damaging stories.as they circulate
in all offices, and the ears of some Repub
lican editors are open to any kiud of slush
that will injure a Democratic candidate;
yet I trii&t reasonable people will not
believe the story of tho Journal correspond
ent after reading this statement. Mr. 0.
p'obably has his faults, but to say he ha
been unjust to his employes is fills'?, and it
is redieulotis to think for a moment that
he paid unreasonable wages, when the of
fice was losing money every month it was
managed by him. Sincerely,
CitK A. Sit.
Cairo. July 31st, 1S0.
W. . SI.SOLLTuS's fcTATEVILNT.
Editor Bulletin : From aa article
published in tue State Journal, it seems
that u correspondent of that paper, with
very little regard for the truth, tries to
show to tue wage-workers, that the Demo
cratic candidate for tiecvetary of state, Hon.
John H. Oberiy, never was and is not now
except for political purposes a friend of
the laboring man. To prove his charges
he says that "while Mr. Oberly conducted
Tue Cairo Bulletin, he paid no living
wagts to his printers, and d;d not command
the esteem of his workmen." This is not
true, S3 Mr. O. paid his printers, and all
other employes that were necessary to con
duct his business, wages that would com
pare favorably with those pai 1 by any city
in the state outside of Chicago, and
during sixteen months that I worked in the
office, he paid his employes as good, if not
better prices, than those paid in Spring
field at that tiuie, apd to say that he did
not command the esteem of his workmen,
would be telling an untruth. Mr. U. al
ways treated his employes like gentlemen,
gave work to ftoni fifteen to twenty men
many more in tact, than could possibly
find work enough to keep them busy. The
consequence was that there was a number of
men in the various departments of the busi
ness, who did npt earn the wages paid
them. Yet Mr. O. ia the goodness of his
heart kept these mm and paid them their
wages, receiving but lihle in return.
The correspondent further stated that "he
gave his men board at such places as he
saw tit, and then paid them $2, $3 and $5
per week and -some of them only received
board and tobacco money. Now, the men
to whom these wages, were paid were gen
erally apprentices, and uone of them re
sided ia the city, but those who did, were
permitted tu board with their parents, ex
cept perhaps, one or tw6 indentured ap
prentices, and they received wages almost
equal to w rue of the journeymen, in fact
were worth more than some of them.
Further, no printer that ever
plied to Mr. 0. for help
went away empty handed. If he could
give them employment, ho gave
money or passes over some roai or ttio
river, order to.hclp them out of the city.
And the present attack is due to the stories
of some unprincipled and drunken tramp,
who could not get enough money to get
drunk and lay around the town three or
Such stones are calculated to injure Mr.
0. in his candidacy among those who do
not know the facts ia the case but among
W. S. Sinoleton.
Cairo, Ills., July 31, 1880.
To the editor of the Ciro Bulletin:
Dear Sir -We desire to thank the
neighbors anil friends in our neighborhood,
f r the kindness they have shown to us
during tbo late sickness and death of our
infant baby, Emma Lucrctia Cunningham.
We remain respectfully yours,
JCSTL'8 R. CCNNINOUAU,
For the Cairo Bulletin.
Fair -flowing now, and ppnNtHnii weet,
When t:tr-li'jht fnlU with illunl feet,
Thy l.!v'rr witchery to ijreet.
(Suvet fountain of Kulllrrhdc.
TI.ey may nouireum, the) nifty not ret,
W ho iiniiKii lield tt'jr boating brrMt.
Even the doves coo In their net
Slid fountain of Kulllrrhoe!
'Round thee, when wooded bloom U klcd
Iiy t inder Uph of ctsr-Huht niut,
Quiver a (pull onecau't reulf t,
U ire fountain of Kulllrrhoe.
The fl.shlnc blade, that o'er the snow
Of Rriiccfiil throat, itolc crlmnon glow,
And Hilled tho burden of life's woe
l)y tho fountain of Kalllrrboo.
Theia vIhIod hover like tho gloom
That Mill" lovo's fplrlt In tho tomb,
Dnrk'ulnR thy music and thy bloom,
Wiid fountain of Kulllrrhoe!
Amid thy mousy pathway! doep
Where no foot hath trod, except in eloep,
Ever the dainty flower weep,
Lone fountain of Kulllrrhoe t
Once, In the dunk of ovcn-tldn,
' When toft the dreamy wast wind Slhe(J.
A utrangor Blood tn kingly prldo
By the fountain of Kalllrrboo.
. And now, alway ilnco that ad nlghl,
A dark face glminu holde tho white,
And nionrno but cannot leave thy llht,
Htrange fountain of Kalllrrboo I
, LlNWOOU. j