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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING AUGUST 15, 1880.
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National Democratic Ticket.
WIXFIELD SCOTT HAK0CK.
WILLIAM H. ENGLISH,
Democratic State Ticket.
of Cook County.
LEWIS B. PARSONS:
of Clay County.
Por Secreiaay of State,
JOHN II. OBERLY,
of Alexander County .
ef St. Cluir County.
of Winnebago County.
For Congress, lfth district,
of Randolph County.
For Senator of the With district,
WM. A. LEMMA,
of Jackson county.
D. T. LISEGAR,
of Alexander county.
II. R. BUCKINGHAM,
of Union county.
"Tin rl(!ht of Trial by Jury, the natieos Corpus,
the Liberty of the Press, tlio Freedom of Speech,
the National Rights of Persona and the Rights of
Property must be preserved.-Extract from Gen.
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COUNTY ATTORNEY. 1 hereby announce my
self as a candidate at the ensuing November
election, lor the office of County Atlormy lor the
eocnty of Alexander, Illinois. ANGUS LJifch.
CIRCUIT CLERK. We are authorized to an
nounce that ALEX. II. IKV1N will be acamli
dote at the ensuing November election for the
office of circuit clerk in Alexander county.
1JOH SHERIFF Wc are authorized lo aunonnce
tbftt-Mr JOHN HODGES will lie a candidate
for re-election to the otllce of Sheriff, of Alexandre
county, at the next November election, subject
only to the vote of the people at the polls.
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETINGS
Tulbki a,rula8kl county, Saturday,; Sep
Hon. Win. nart7.cll,Tcniocratic candidate
for Congress; Hon. M. C. Crawford, Dis
trict Elector; Hon. W.J. Allen, Elector for
the State at Large; Hon. Jno. II. Oberly,
Candidate for Secretary of State; Gcu.
Charles J. Ulack, and other distinguished
speakers will attend the Mass Meetings
and address tho Tcople. The speakers
who will certainly speak at each meeting
will be named in small hand bills several
days before tho meetings.
Wm. II. Green.
Chairman of Democratic Congressional
K. Friganza, Secretary.
THE FATAL FOURTH.
At tho height of noonday heat the chil
dren formed a grand parade. Mina en
couraged them from the midst of a heap of
colored paper, which she cut into caps and
belts and warlike rigging of all sorts. An
express wagon brought Worth's contribu
tions, in the shape of wooden swords,
drums, fifes, and endless lire-works.
"Wo thought you wasn't goin' to brins
us nothin', Mr. Worth," says ray eldest son,
with that charming frankness and in that
purb English peculiar to tho gentto youth.
'Aunt Billy said you were 'too disgust
ingly prudent,' " says Jenny, who can spell
"And Aunt Lilly timid," screams Master
Bertie, with all his curls in his eyes"
Aunt Eilly thaid you wath an awful
"You see," answered Mr. Worth, placidly,
and handing out the playthings, "how lool
ish and mistaken children can be."
Mina winced under his calm good-nature,
then retired to a shady corner ot the piazza,
pinned a rose in McAllister's button-hole,
and asked him to fan her. This appearing
to have no effect upon Worth, she called for
fire-crackers, and with several bunches open
in her lap, she held a fuse over them, and
nonchalantly lighted single ones in her
"You'll set fire to your dress," said
"I'll take care of her," answered McAl
"If that dress should catch," continued
Worth, "it wouldn't bo easy to put it out."
She wore a white muslin jacket to-day, with
a bky blue vest. Mina, by way of response,
fired a cracker from her fingers.
"Brave!" exclaimed McAllister.
Worth turned away to answer Bertie,
who whined, "When is wo doin' to fire all
the fings off 1"
"When you takeoff all that paper stuff,
you may come down to the foot ot the gar
den, and I'll put some crackers in a barrel
"There's a hogshead down there," shout
ed Tom "a big dry hogshead lyin' on its
side. Let's put lots in it."
"As many as you like," said Worth;
"but take off those paper caps. They're
"Nonsense," Mina interfered; "let the
poor things wear their caps."
"Poor things wear their caps!" echoed
Bertie, looking aggrieved.
"Children," I ordered, "take off every
bit ot that paper immediately; and, Mina,
you ought to be ashamed ot teaching
thernto bo fool-haidy and stubborn.
Miss Italics laughed, threw up a rose
bud, and caught it skillfully, while the
whole tioop of young imps tore down the
garden path at Worth's heels.
Passing near Mina and McAllister a
few minutes later, I overheard her say,
archly, "I should be a very bard wile lo
"Yuu should havo your own way in
everything," the young tellow answered.
In desperation, I called Mina away.
Taking her aside, I said, "Mina, Mina,
take care what you do."
Sho laughed again in my very face, and
answered, 'I shall marry the man I like best
in spite of everybody.' Then she jurked
down that jacket with determination, lclt
the car-rings aud curls, and marched
straight back to McAllister's side.
My wife shed tears of vexation, and de
clared: 'Mina will make us all wretched if
she marries that man. lie wants her mo
Will be held at the following times
and places :
Hodge's Par,k Alexander County, Satur
day, August 14th.
Mound City, Pulaski County, Thursday
Metropolis, Massac County, Saturday,
Golconda, Pope County, Monday. Aug
Vienna, Johnson county, Wednesday,
New Grand Chain, Pulaski county,
Thursday, August 26th.
JoHcsboro,Union county, Suturday Aug
, , Murphysboro, Monday, September 15th.
v Chester, Randolph county, Monday
September Cth. .
DuQuoin, Friday, September 3d.
Marion, Williamson county, Saturday
I could only call the girl a perverse and
silly creature, who deserved her fate. Sho
had chosen a position where Worth, from
the foot of the garden, could see her side
face as she coquetted openly with McAllis
After a little, Torn came tearing at ful
speed toward the house. Out ot breath, ho
bounded up the piazza steps, crying hoarse
ly, 'He's killed, he's dead ! Where's tho
ice-water '(' then rushed for the dinini:
'It's Bertie,' screamed my wife; 'it's my
darling. Oh, I knew something would
happen.' I was scared enough to run too.
but Mina cuught up with aud pussed us
both. At a glance 1 saw tho childr
were safe, though Mary still called wildly
for hnr Bertie, who was roaring lustily un
der her very eyes, 'He'th dead, he'th dead
Jenny explained, through bcr sobs, 'He's
dead, insido the hogshead.'
Then, for the first, I noticed the old
empty hogshead lying on its side, and from
tho open end protruded the feet of Mr.
Worth, while smoke and tho smell of powder
poured out all around them.
Mina rushed to tho fatal spot, aud helped
mo to lay hold of Worth and drag him
out. She had turned palo as death, and
cried out, with delightful feminine logic:
'You'ro dead, dear. Forgive me.' Then :
'Don't die, John dear, don't dio. I love
I was stooping over tho body lroni the
other side; the head was just emerging
from the hogshead, and tho face was turn
ed toward me. It was uncommonly radient
for a corpse, and I heard the dead man
whisper, 'Hush! it's a blnnder. I'm not
hurt. Don't want to mortify her. Tut me
tojbed,' and John became rigid again.
McAllister drawing neat, Mina cried out
savagely: 'Don't touch him. Nobody
but mo shall touch him., John, dear
John?' Then, sobbing, she bathed his face
in the ice-water that Tom had just brought.
Bertie all this time never stopped howl
ing, "he'th dead, he'th dead," and Jenny,
heaving a profound but decorous sigh, said,
"yes, papa, our poor Muff is dead."
.Mug?" I questioned, "where? how?"
In the hogshead," answered Tom. "We
put crackers in it, and didn't know Muff
had crawled inside for a nap. Mr. 'Worth
went in to get him out.'
'Oil!' sobbed Mina, 'and killed himself
with the powder smoke. Why don't you
send that man for the doctor?' This last
was to me, and indicating McAllister.
The suggestion cleared the situation for
me, and after drawing out the wooly heap
that represented our deceased Muff, I
politely requested McAllister to run for the
doctor. He did so, but with a very bad
Under the scare of seeing Worth lying
still and speechless, the children were awe
struck. Only Bertie grieved aloud over
Muff's lifeless body.
Covering John's face, I called Dennis,
the gardener, who was safely stupid, and
we carried the dead weight to a couch in
an upper room. Then John whispered,
'scnil her away,' for Mina had followed
close, all, pale and grief-strick
I told Mina to wait outside, and let
mo use means to restore him to
consciousness; but she declared, with all
her emphasis turned to a new use : 'I won't
leave him; I won't. I'll die too. Oh,
1.., 1,,,'t, A,.nA T L..i,mv !( '
'You go away,' whispered Worth.
I went, and listened from outside. There
were sobs and moans for awhile; then came
great cry of joy, followed by a silence.
Soon Mina appeared, all rosy and glad.
He's come to consciousness,' she said, 'and,
'We are going to be married,' added
John, in a voice too strong for a man who
had just escaped death.
The doctor arriving, of course found all
the symptoms of recent asphyxia, while
John cast queer glances at me over the
McAllister caught a pleasure-train, and
returned to the city with other tired-out
and disgusted excursionists.
Later John felt able to sit on the piazza
n tho moonlight, depending on a firm
grip of Miua's hand to keep him from a relapse.
My wife said, 'I knew something was
going to happen if the children had fireworks.'
But it's nothing dreadful,' says Mina, in
the softest ot voices. 'I told you I'd marry
the man I liked best, and all tho time I
liked best the one who told the truth, and
didn't make a fool of me.'
'But you refused him,' I reminded her.
'Pshaw! that's nothing. I quarrelled
with him too, but didn't mean it.'
On the spot I gave up trying to under
stand the real feelings or real motives of
anv creature of Mina's sex.
They were married last week, and Mina
has just been told that it was her own
hasty outburst ot affection that led to tho
dreadful asphyxia and its happy const
quenccs. Sho says she wouldn't have mar
ried if sho had known it. Arguing from
precedents, of course sho doesn't mean
Tho children know nothing but tho ap
parent facts. To insure prudenco and
obedience on festive occasions wo havo
only to Bay, 'Remember poor Uncle Worth
and Fourth of July.' Like littlo Ciesars
at mention of tho ides of March, they all
become sad and thoughtful, and con
THE WEEKLY BULLETIN.
The Weekly Bulletin.
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ADVISORY BOARD OF REFERENCE FOR CAIRO:
SIMPSON It. TABER, of Tuber Broi., manu
fuctlirlugjeweler. WILLIAM 1J.LIPPET, Aslstant postmaster.
Wnmion?nLS0N' Dry K0ld'' fancy soodl 8ntl
TWOS. W. HALLWAY, Cashier City Natlonil
Fit AN K L. UALIGDER, Cairo City mills.
J.M. PHILLIPS, President Halllday & rijllllps
PAULO. SCI1UII. Wholesale uiid retail drug,
WILLIAM 8THATTON, of Stratton & Bird
WALTON W. WRIGHT, of O. D. Williamson.
& Co., Boat Stores and Commission merchants
FRANK rtOWE. of CM. nowe Bros., pro
visions and produce.
ERNEST B. PETTIT, Groceries, qncenswaro
TARR, General merchnndlne ind
,nd5o?fiSER,of BarRer nro"' drr k001"
JOHN SPIIOAT, Proprietor "SproaV Refrlg
GEO R.:LENTZ, Superintendent Cairo City
HERBERT MACKIE, of A. Miicklo Co.'i
For any Information or Insurance apply to any Member of
the above Board or to
3D. A. BURNETT, Agent,
Corner Twelfth St., and Washington Ave., Cairo, Illinois.
W. N. CRAINE, General Manager for Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, aud the
Territories, 10U Dearborn Stmt, Chicago.