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TIIE DAILY BULLETIN.
CNTKRED AT TUB POST OFFICE IS CAIRO, IL
LINOIS. lAB 8KCOND-CLAS8 MATTKR.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXANDER COUNTY.
Ki-nwt II. Thielecke, City Kditor.
Only llornini; Daily in Southern Illinois.
TAI1EU BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 128 Commercial ave., Cairo. 111.
LOCAL WEATHER RETORT.
Cairo, 111., Auirut 14, ISSO.
7 ' aw. IS
10 I " 3Ufl
p. m., :W.1T
Wind. Vel Weather,
Maximum Temperature, mis; lllutnium Tern
peraturu. mo ; Kululsill 0.01 Itwbcs.
KiverJU feet it Inchea. I u'l I Inch .
W. H. RAT.
Sertf't Siui.al Corva, I'. S. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice lu thle column,, five cents per line, eai'j
Mr. riod lvoehler opened Ins meat
market on the corner of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last and displayed tin im
mense quantity t the choicest meats of all
kinds. Having furnished our citizens with
meats as far back us the memory of man
reaches, he is acquainted with tiio their
needs and wishes and has made a practice
ot catering to their wants. He buys only
' the best and healthiest stock in largo num
bers and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing trom lam, that they re
ceive the most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not be forgotten
TO THE SICK.
loitia nivalin puwio everywhere, w.iose
means will admit of their securing treat
ment with the Electro Vapor und medical
ed baths, we beg leave to bid tliein hope
There is uo time to waste in despondencv
Health is again within your reach! If uri.
treatment nas lined to henetlt you try
something else. Thousands have g,me to
Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the must dis
trcssing maladies and returned cmed. Our
system of treatment is positively tiu
provement upou those springs, bee .me we
wave an their memcd advantages, with t.ie
addition of electricity, which
every intelligent physician now
concedes to be a powerful curative
agent m tho hands of Science, we here ad
nvnistered hundreds of these baths in every
form of maeuao nentn anil rliwinip t.i nil
' ages and both sexes. And we unhesita-
tinLMV all inn that thnrnu nn ainirlAnr xnm
.ined remedy that has come within the
range of our knowledge during an exten
sive practice of over twenty-five vnars staml.
tag which carries such speedy and complete
reuei to suitenng humanity as do these
roams where judiciously administered.
Bathing hours from eight to eleven A. M.
irom one 10 nve, ono. trom seven to eight r.
M- Office of Dr. Wm. H. Marean, No. 140
Commercial avenue between Eighth and
The undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to turmsh our citi
zens a first rato 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 1.23 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Roukut Hrwett,
Stock aud variety of boots and
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 ifis best St. Louis and Cin
cinnati custntn .made goods ever brought to
this city, all styes' and sizes in men, wo
men and childnTiVl shoes. Having recently
refitted and enlarged our store more con
veniently we now Carry the largest stock of
band made work in the city at the lowest
possible prices. Our motto is Iarge sales
and small profits. Also always on hand a
complete stock ot leather and findings at
the lowest prices. Call around when in
need of any goods in our lino for bargains
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
general repairing establishment where
scouring, cleauiug and renovating clothing,
will uo" done on short notice. He will carry
a full line of piece goods, and manufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop in Alba 's new building on Commer
UAR1UA0ES AND WAGONS.
Joseph L. B aker is prepared to receive
'orders for all kinds ot carriages, buggies
wagons etc.. and guarantees satisfaction in
, all cases. Shop commercial nvcnuu below
RANGE FOR SALE.
" A twelve foot second hand rango in two
ecfjon of six feet each. Apply to or ad
dress Hiiperiutendent Illinois Southern
Hospital fot lusaue, Anna, Illinois.
' V CRICK LAYERS WAN'lEI).
Fie brick layers are wanted at Carbondale
tcad work, and best wages paid for good
hands, enquire of Jaxks A. Sctuloi k Car
bondale. MARBLEIZK1) MANTLES.
,Wm. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
tot Wm. L. Perkins & Co's celebrated Mar
bleized Mantles and Urates. They are elegant.,
QUICK AND RELIABLE.
Go to Joseph L. Bakers, shop . commer
cial avenue, below Otli street, if you want
carriage and wagon work ot tlie best mate
rial, good workmanship and doue on short
notico with quick dispatch.
Ono ImndreJ thousand pound Concor
grapes for sale, by tlio pound at Peter
Saup's saloon, on the Levee below Sixth
street. They arrive daily direct from his
farm nt Caledonia.
to learn the barber's trade: must be from
15 to 10 years of nge. For particulars np
ply at The Bulletin counting room.
THE BOS PUMP
Is the best cistern mini!) ever used. It
purifies tho water, carrying several gallons
ot air to the bottom ot the cistern at every
turn of the crank, cannot get ut of order,
is noiseless and cheap. Hundreds of them
are in use aud in no case would the pur
chasers do without them. Send tor price
list or call and examine them, at our lum-
ollice. Lancaster & Rice. Agents.
HO! FOR ST. LOUIS.
ONLY $2.50 ROVNO TRIP.
Grand Excursion on the Narrow-Gauge
SATURDAY, AUGUST 213T.
Tickets good fo return on any regular
train Monday and Tuesday, allowing two
full days in the city. I he exeursiou tickets
are good tor admission to tho ball given by
the colored people, at United Brothers hall,
St. Louis. Tickets for sale at Barclay
Bros.', and at L. C. Herbert's. Train leaves
Cairo at 8:30 a.m. tf
All parties wishing sleeping car accom
modations on excursion train to Chicago on
the 15th lust., must apply for them before
G RANI) MASS MEETLs G
of the National Greenback Labor Party
will beheld at Cairo Aug. lsjth when the
Hon. II. Winter will address the citizens of
Cairo on the financial question of the day.
to be followed the next evening Aug. 19th
by tho Hon. John P. Stelle, presidential
elector for this the 18th congressional dis
trict to which meetings, all intelligent
voters of the city, county and district are
invited to attend, irrespective of party
affiliation. By request of
R. J. Stephens,
Chairman lSthcongsessional committee.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In lhe. columns, ten cintf. per line,
enca Insertion. Marked
Mr. Os. Greenlee was in town yesterday,
Judge Green returned from Murphys
.TWj work, all kinds, up stairs over
Taber's jiwelvy st m
The Republicans club elects its of
ficers at the brewery to-night.
Read notice iu another column ad
dressed to tlie Knights. It is necessary to
give it attention before noon to-day.
Mr. Thos. Winter has accepted the
position of agent for Mr. C. W. Wheeler,
our Tenth street coal dealer.
Rev. B. Y. George returned to this city
yesterday morning after an absence of
several weeks. His health was improved
by the trip.
A private picnic in the park, by the
Central Archeiy club, to take place at at
early day, is tha next tiling on the pro
This time it's Billy Winter who sings
It's nice to be a father " It's a nine pound
girl and "piped it's first u Kit" at precisely
0 minutes of five o'clock yester I ly morn
-Posters, Bills, Curds. Bill Heads, Let
ter Heads, Envelops, etc., over Taber's ou
-The Sisters of the Holy Cross desire
to express to Dm. Parker their sincere
thanks for the "Operating Table" to be
used in the hospital, which the doctors
kindly presented to them.
-If you have symptoms of chills or jaun-
lice, or bilious complaints cf any kind, go
to Geo. O Uara aud buy a Forbes' Liver
Pad, No, 1. It is a sure cure if worn accord
ing to directions. As'c tor For'j.'s' Pad
Bob Iiigvrao'.l "wear tint t':Hre ln't she!,
Nura place f ir bad p.'oole below.
A a utaUjmeutof fie ta 'twould iia all verr well
Ifwekneif where Squire Cumluij'd uu
when he shuttles olf this mortal coll, since
as yet, he hasn't begged our pardon.
As yet no Cairoite has eutcred the lis.'s
as the champion faster. Not that other
cities have fast-cr men than Cairo, but the
appetites of our men run rather to feasting
than to fasting. Besidej. our cooks under
stand their business too well.
Col. Taylor's old bay horse known to
almost everybody in town yesterday gave
up its ghost in consequence of old sue and
an attack of colic. The animal was at one
time the special favorite of General Mont
gomery and was at the battle of Bull Run.
Upon going to press we discover that
owing to the h-ugtli of the description of
the Democratic turnout, we are compelled
to omit a full account of the double mar
riage which took place at the German Luth
eran church night before last, together with
a list of the presents received. It will ap
-The Hibernian fire company yesterday
paid a portion f its indebtedness with the
proceeds of its Fourth of July picnic. The
company now owes but little over three
mndred dollars ou its new engine house
and tlie members believe that this small in
debtedness will be wiped out in tho course
of a year.
THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN;
Three or four nights ngowhilo Of
fleer Lally was running along one of our
rickety sidewalks, in answer to a whistlo of
a brother officer, his foot was caught by a
holo in the walk throwing him down
with considerable forco. He sustained in
juries which havo prevented him from
being on duty until yesterday, when ho
again pinned his star to his coat lapped,
picketed his pistol and billy aud appeared
Tlie Fifth ward fire company was per
maiieutly organized night before last by
the election of E. B. Pettit as president.
A. B. Choat vice-president. II. Warden,
secretary, and A. M. Steele, treasurer. A
name not having yet been agreed upon
Officer Pat. Lally proposed that the com
pany lie called the "Anchor No 7." Mr.
Jas. Edwards suggested "Mechanics" and
Mr. Warden, "Perseverance." Pat. Lally's
suggestion met with greatest favor aud the
company agreed upon the name of "Auchor
No. 7." The company's charter is expected
next week and tho engine will arrive iu
the course of two weeks.
It was night before last. The busy
world was still, the solemn moon smiled
forth her silvery beauty; and the stars, like
living diamonds in n sea ot glass, danced
in the sapphire canopy of hcaveu, when our
popular Fourth want druggist, Geo. O'llara
who by the way, is old enough and food
looking enough to bo a married man sal
lied forth on business connected with the
Fourth Ward Democratic club, of which he
is a stalwart and useful member. He had
proceeded but a short distance down Com
mercial avenue and was passing oue of our
large business houses, the show window from
which was casting a brilliant light upon
his radiant features, when he was confront
ed by a young mau ot comely proportions,
about five feet six in height with joy in his
heart and love in his eyes. The young
man stepped squarely before George and
catching his eyes, smiled. George sniole
his usual innocent smile and looked at
him. but his countenance was hardly in full
bloom when the stranger broke the
silence by asking for tho whereabouts of
County Clerk llumm, telling him at the
sinio time that he desired to obtain a
marriage license and wanted to get mar
ried to the handsomest girl in Pope county,
before midnight. Without saying a word
George took his arm and walked him otf
and soon landed him iu the presence of the
Clerk and Justice Olmsted, to tho infinite
satisfaction of whom the wishes of
the young man, who gave his name
as J. B. Cole, were fully explained.
Although five or six blocks from the court
house the four proceeded to wend their
way thither, the Justice aud Clerk taking
the lead and Mr. O Hara nnd Cole follow
ing beluud arm in arm. When within a
it's throw of the building, Mr. O'Hara
announced, to the consternation of the
clerk and justice that, among a great many
other things, not necessary to mention, he
had discovered that the young man was
not of age. Fountain of justice I
here was a poser. The clerk had been
speculating upon the probable fees he
would receive and the justice ditto and
with a bright dollar or two in their mind's
eye they had gone through nomeanamounf
of leg stretching for their would-be-married
acquaintance. But now their great expec
tations were shattered aud when a few mo
ments later we were asked to take a glass
of soda at their expense aud thereby help
drown their sorrow, we could not resist ex
claiming with Moore,
"Oh ! that a dream id eweet. to long enjoyed,
bhould he to ad!y, cruelly destroyed!"
and sympathize with them as
only a newspaper man can.
It was learned from Mr. Cole, who, by the
way, had put up at the "Arlington-House-de-Winttr-or-thc-houte
thut - Jack - keeps,"
that he earned his living in the sweat of
his brow ou a firm about two miles from
the pleasant little burg of Golconda, and
that his lovely lady was a resident of
Pope county uauicd Mary McFarland. Like
Barkis, the lady was "willing" but her par
ents had refused to give their consent to the
marriage, aud on that account tho gentle
man could but do the next best thing
which was to elope. Having learned this
much from him lie was permitted to
depart for the hotel with tho blessings of
our clerk, the good advice of the justice
and the good wishes of all. Yesterday
morning R'lv. Whittaker united tho couple
iu holy bonds "for weal or woe" on the
ferryboat Three States, while that craft was
bound for the Missouri shore, and upon
their return to this city they left for their
home in Pope county there, in the language
of souiej poetical genius, to enter upon
"Wedlock's sai'cy, sad familiar state, where
folks are very apt to scold and liute."
THE M.VSS MEETING AT DUtJUOlN.
On the third day of September there will
boa grand rally of the Hancock forces at
DuQuoin. It will probably be the largest
political meeting ever lield in southern Ill
inois si nee the celebrated debate between
Douglas and Lincoln at Jonesboro ou tho
13th day of September 185J. ,
Hon. Lyman Trumbull will be the great
speaker of tho day, but it is intended to
have two stands for speakers, ami Genera!
Palmer, Judge Marshall.General Black and,
Hon. Jon. H. Oberly and Hon. R. W.
Townsheud and Governor Brockmeyer of
St. Louis, will address tho people during
tho day or at night.
There will be eight brass bands and two
glen clubs to make tho music; and ut night
there will be at least two thousand torches
in procession, half of thera being curried
by voters on horso back.
Arrangements for very chenp rates of faro
will bo made on tho railroads, and the
marching will bo both grand aud immenso
The Opening Rally of the
Campaign Last Night.
A MAGNIFICENT TOCH-LIGHT PRO
AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING AT THE TENTH
HTIIKET HI A SI).
ELOQUENT SPEECHES HY LINEOAH AND HART
7.ELL. Last night the Democracy of Cairo began
to show their strength and manifest their
zeal. A splendid procession with torches
iu line, bonfires and fireworks, made the
night look glorious, and quite out-shown
tiio new moou. Last night was only the
beginning. Before November the Democ
racy of Cairo and Alexander county will be
able to put in lino a majority of the voters
of the county I Mark our prediction. The
signs and omens all look that way. Lat
night's Democratic demonstration was un
deniably the grandest of its kind that has
taken place here tor many years. It was
not a mere parade of a political organiza
tion or the wild excitement
of a mob, but it was a
grand out-pouriug of the people from the
outermost limits of the city, and the honest
enthusiasm of intelligent, thinking, hopeful
men, whose knowledge ot the purposes of
the demonstration wis thorough, whose con
victions of Republican perfidy were deep
rooted, aud whose judgmeut could only be
influenced by a fair statement of facts.
Tlfeso people all citizens of Cairo took
part in the glorious affair because they be
lieved that it was an endorsement of true
principles, and because they felt it their
duty to lend their efforts and influence to
the cause of good government in this land.
The preparations for the affair had been
very extensive. Three clubs had been or
ganized and equipped. A thorough un
derstanding and good feeling existed be
tween all and none were willing to lose
the opportunity to manifest their strength.
Eleven hundred torches and one hundred
suits, the latter belonging to
the Roosters were on hand. The other
clubs not having had time to secure
their outfit, came out in citizen's
clothes. Thirteen piles of old barrels were
built just below the Tenth street stand,
which were lighted one after another as the
protvsaion passed up town. A large quantity-of
fire works in tho shape of various
kindj of air rockets had been purchased by
the committee; numerous buildings were
illuminated and flags of all sizes were
waving from windows and gate posts. A
large number of transparencies had also
been constructed and highly interesting,
truthful and hitting mottoes painted there
on. The sidewalks, everywhere, were
crowded with a moving mass ot children
and ladies; boys were perched on house
tops, awnings and hitching posts; men of
all stations and botli col
o" were either hastening
to the club rooms or, being Republicans,
were standing around with hands in their
pockets ridiculing the efforts of their polit
ical opponents; trying in vain to convince
one another that there was to be a sickly
turnout, or, standing quietly by, and with
faces expressive of concern, hoping to see
this demonstration as miserable a failure,
such as their own had o far been. But the
signs would not permit such as these to
feel satisfied, and they abandoned the
The procession was by far the largest
that has taken place here during this cum
paign. It was more than twice as long as the
tlie Republican procession when their can
didate for congress was here to draw them
out; aud the honest enthusiasm that pre
vailed throughout was iu a marked con
trast with that which characterized the Re
publican demonstration. Tho members of
tho several clubs gathered at their respec
tive halls at an early hour to begin prepa
rations for the march. Tho Third and
Fourth ward clubs were lead by the
Comiquo baud and joined tlie Roosters in
front of their hall on Ohio levee. At about
eight o'clock tho immense column was
ready to move. The marshals, dipt. Wm.
M. Williams and T. W. Shields and Messrs.
O'Hara and Shellett, each wearing an at
tractive regalia, lead nnd directed the col
umn. Lights from various eminences and
a number of bon-tires at the street cornets'
along the entire line of march, added to the
attractiveness of the scene. The transpar
encies were numerous and bore very appro
priate mottoes, Chief among these was the
first one in the procession, U being a trans
parent coffin containing a dummy repre
senting a corpse, mid bearing on cither side
the inscription: "Garfield and Arthur,
died November !ld, 1930." Tho others
wero distributed at regular intervals
throughout tho procession. und
wero Inscribed respectively, as fol
lows: "Hancock the hero of tho
war;" "Hancock tho statesman in pence;"
"Twenty years of corruption is long
enough;" "No salary grab;" "No votes for
bribe taken hero ;" "5a out of 50 of our first
voters lu Cairo for Hancock;" "FIto mil-
lion strong;" "Good-bye McKealg, Fisher
AUGUST 14, 1880.
& Co;" "Hancock tho hero of Gettysburg;"
"Only ono doubtful state Iowa;" "Illinois
has reformed;" "Our cause is just and
noble, our leaders, bravo and true;" "Fivo
million votes we'll give them and then seat
them;" "From Maine to California the
Hancock boom has spread; no power ou
earth can check it, usurpers go bury your
dead;" "The war is over with us;" "Han
cock, the savior of Pennsylvania;" "The
year of jubilee has come;"
"For congress Hartzell, Cairo's friend;"
"230,000 in '70 1,000,000 iu IsSO;" "Mc
Keaig say, 'no colored officeholders yet;' "
"Trumbull, Parsons and Oberly;" "No 7 to
S this time;" "The soldier or the salary
grabber;" "Where is McDonald, Babcock
and Belknap." This was the political lit
erature which was largely devoured by the
vast crowd of spectators on both sides ot
the streets as the procession moved along.
The Roosters with their attractive uni
forms, and led by their own martial band,
were nt the bead; after these came the
Third Ward Sweepers and the North Cairo
club; the rear was brought up by a few
igglers. The entire number was, accord
ing to accurate count as the procession
passed down Eighth street on its return to
the stand, four hundred and sixty-five.
This included only voters and can be relied
upon as a correct count. The line of march
was lrom in front ot the Rooster's head
quarters, down the levee to Sixth
street; down that to Washington!
avenue; up that to Eighteenth street; u
that to Commercial avenue; down that to :
Eighth street; down that back to Washing- ;
ton avenue ami then up to the Tenth street
Stand, which had been decorated with dags.
As the army of men moved through the
streets in double file, the myriads of i
i . ... ..... i
lorcnes giving it tne appearance ot a living
river of tire, cheer alter cheer rent the air,
sky-rockets siit into the dark sky from
various directions; Roman caiidlt-s
6eiit fiery bails, varied in color, through the
air and over the heads of the
marchers, red. yellow, blue and green.
At precisely 0 o'clock the meeting was
called to order at ths Tenrii street speaking
stand by Judge Green, who nominated
('apt. J. M. Phillips as president of the
meeting and lee was elected by loud and
Thereupon the president introduced to
the audituce Hon. D. T. Linegar, who
spoke in his usual forcible and eloquent
Jlr. Hartztll had been detained by the
train being behind time ; but shortly after
Mr. Linear began, Mr. Herman Myers
drove up to the crowd in a carriage with
Mr. H irtzell, who at once proceeded to the
platform and was introduced to the audi
ence as the Democratic candidate tor con
gress, amidst loud and prolonged cheer
ing. Mr. Linegar then resumed his speech,
and made oue of the best speeches we ever
heard. It was full of argument, eloquence
aud wit. He was followed by Mr. Haitv.ell
who spoke well lor about an hour, accept
ing the nomination for congress, nnd prom
ising to work industriously for success.
We have notes of both gentlemen's speeches
but regret exceedingly that we cannot now
lay even a short synopsis of them before
our readers. At the conclusion of the ora
tions, three hearty cheers were given for
the national and state tickets, aud for
Hartzell and Linegar.
OUR CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS
Time is too valuable to be wasted in in
quiring about why Mr. Hartzell was not
nominated at Carbondale. We are well
pleased with the result just us it is. If he
had been nominated ut Carbondale, there
would have been opposition to him. Now
that opposition can't do without him, and
is most enthusiastic in his support.
Anyhow, hurrah for Hartzeil! All the
ten counties say, hurrah for Hartzell I All
tho towns and villages and cities say, hur
rah for Hartzell! At the cross-roads they
say, hurrah for Hartzell! In the work
shops and in the mines, they say, hurrah for
Ilartzell, and from the field and the farm
yard the hurrah is echoed und re-echoed!
Hartzell represents the remonetization of
silver; because ho voted for the silver bill,
and the Republicans iu Congress
voted against it. Hartzell represents the
reduction of public expenditures at the
rate of over twenty millions per annum, be
cause he voted to reduce the public expen
ditures, and the Republicans voted ngiiiust
tho reduction. Hartzell represents economy ;
Hartzell represents the increase of pensions
for Wounded soldiers; Hartzell was m con
gress for four years; but he was never
charged with any participation in Credit
Mobilier swindle or in Do Golyer pavement
contracts. While Hartzell was in congress
he voted against contracting tho greenback
circulation; und he in company with other
Democratic members of congress prevented
tho withdrawal and destination of all out
standing greenback?, and prevented tho
people from being deprived of all motley
except gold and national bank notes.
We say again, Hurrah for Hartzell! nnd
tho stalwart Democracy of the district join
in in the hurrah.
SPEECH OF COL. ROUT A. LOWRY.
DRMVKIIKU AT TIIK RATIFICATION MKliTINO
OK HANCOCK AM) tSlll.ISIt, AT 1.AWREKCK,
The following speech of Col. Rob't A.
Lowry, of this city, 'delivered by him Immo
dintoly after tho nomination of Hancock
and English, wo find in tho Lawrence
Standard, and will bo rend with pleasure
by tho Colonel's hosts of friends in tins
city. He ffpoke substantially as follows:
"Fellow citizens, I am not in politics.
The political arcm has no charms for me.
Although repeatedly urged to take part in
this demonstration I have steadfastly re
fused, until quite recently, to do so; uor do
I intend now to say more than a few words
to show you which side I am on. I came
to Kansas for my health's sake and to seek
employment far removed from party poli
tics. My political convictions, though
clear-cut and positive, had remained as a
sealed book to this community if my ru.
publican friends here and elsewhere had
graciously permitted mo to possess my
Democratic soul iu peace and patieuce.
But this poor boon was denied inc. I need
not remind you that a largo majority of the
party of 'moral ideas,' notwithstanding
their many amiable and excellent traits,
have a very hateful and exasperating way
of claiming ali of the brains, the sobriety,
the virtue and patriotism in tho country."
A voice: "They haven't got it."
"No," resumed the speaker, "I happen
to be a temperance Democrat myself, time
tried and fire-tested. Aye. more, a wor
shipper of the living God after the straight
est sect of the Presbyterians. To speak
plainly, !m charitably, I trust, I grow tired
ot this Pharisaical piety. It was to exuber-
ant. I spoKe right out at last, and gave a
Democratic yell tor Hancock and English.
I urn here to-night to unite my voice "with
yours in ratification of this excellent ticket."
A voice; "That's good religion."
"Yes," continued the speaker, "I have
i-c-ver found written among the ton com
uianuuiouK "Thou shalt not be a Demo
crat." Applause. This mellifluous cant,
wheieof I have spoken, has done good ser
vice for the Republican party, but its day
is past, aud it will goon take its place on
the historic page with the emotional
excess's of other times. The election of
the Democratic nominee, to the presidency,
a few years ago, was the beginning of a
j new and better era in our national politics,
Nnce then there has been uo backsliding,
no fainting by the way. The Democratic
heart is braver and more confident than
ever before. The Democratic clans are
gathering all this great Republic and,
with the infamous fraud of ls76 for their
battle cry, and the soldier-statesman for
their leader are marching to the struggle,
and the autumnal victory.
"The great poet tells us of a wretched
man whose "occupation was gone." A
much sadder spectacle is that presented by
the Republican party with its occupation
gone. With the freedom of the s!ve and
his elevation to the plane of American cit
izenship, the mission of this party was log
ically ended, but it was still kept a com
pact organization, through the rivalries of
its loaders ambitious of place and pelf, and
by the cohesive power of public plunder.
Hugging the memories of the bloody past,
and refusing to propose or accept new is
sues, it was poorly prepared for those great
Democratic triumphs which were simply
the outward expression of the lileral nnd
progressive spirit of the uge in which we
live. Candor compels me to say that after
this cum Democratic follies, quicklv fol
lowed by Republican exaggerations, and
the northern heart was once more stirred
by the oft told tale of the "southern briga
diers" and the Republican party once more
towered Itefore the country as the party of
safety. This false but plausible claim is
now numbered with the hatreds of the
past. Hampton and Hancock have shaken
bauds across the bloody chasm, or, if I may
quote the "truly good" Murat Halstead, of
the Cincinnati Commercial, "The rebel yell
has been set to the music of the Uuion."
But "the most unkindest cut of
all" was the failure of the
Democracy to re-noihinate Tilden.
All of their guns were heavily loaded and
pointed at him, but against Hancock they
would be as harmless as the sighing of tho
November breezes that will bear the glad
shouts of Democratic triumph. Cheers. J
Thus it is that tiio original occupation of
our Republican friends is departed, and
for the first time in the history of their
party, they are compelled to act entirely on
the defensive. But you must not suppose
that, they will be idle. They will be kept
very busy defending their model candidate.
The statement ot your morning daily that
the retirement ot Samuel J. Tilden had
also retired the "frond issue" is as silly as
it must be incincerc. Tho wisdom of
Tilden has outwitted his calumniators.
They did not seem to realize that while
they poured upon him, tho outraged rep
resentative of the people's choice, an un
broken stream of falsehood and abuse,
the dignified silence ot the grand
old man was slowly but surely
challenging the admiration of tho civilized
world. I want to remind them once moro
that Tilden's last act was his greatest nnd
best, and that he seeks the quiet of privato
life the most imposing figure in modern
history. And w ill the story ot his wrongs
hp so soon forgotten? And who would bo
most benefitted by our expunging this sad
chapter from the nation's record? Who
but James A. Garfield, the "visiting states
man" who helped prepare tho way in
Louisiana for this stupendous wrong ot
1870, James A. Garfield, tho Republican
brains of tho Electoral Commission, that
will never be forgotten until tho pcoplo aro
avenged. Every Democrat will writo oppo
slto his odious name "tho man whochcated
Samuel J. Tildeuout of tho office that the
people gave him." His nomination means
the fraud issue, and upon that issue
a united Democratic victory. Ap