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TIIE DAILY BULLETIN
ENTERED AT TnK T06T OFrlCB IN CAIRO, IL
, ' UNOIS, AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER.
OFFICIAL TArER OF albxandkr countt.
Krnent II. 'JRiteleoke, City Kditor.
Only Uornin; Daily in Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 128 Commercial are., Cairo, 111.
LOCAL WEATHER REPORT.
Slow At Owri, I
Caibo, 111.. Auirnct 17. IKsrl. f
Time. Br. Ther. Hum. Wlud. Vel Weather.
7 " 3HI4
up. m., su
Maximum Temperatnru. ; Ututmam Tem
perature. 73 " ; Rainfall Ufli) lnchcu.
River U feet 2 Inchea . Fall 4 Indict .
W. H. RAT,
Si-re'l Slftial Coru. I. H. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITE3IS.
Noticea Id thlt column, lire cent! per lino, eic'a
Thkt are moro perfect in fit, better in
quality and lower in price tl.au any other
first class shoes: West Brothers' fine shoes
for ladies and children. For sale only by
The undersigned will, on 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
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 fivru
one gallon upwards. Robert Hewett.
no: FOR ST. LOUIS.
ONLT (2.50 HOOT) TRIP.
Grand Excursion on the Narrow Gauge
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST.
Tickets good to return on any regular
train Monday and Tuesday, allowing two
full days in the city. The excursinti tickets
are good for addition to the bali 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. Special coaches will
be attached to the train for the benefit of
white people who may wish to take part
in the excursion.
TO TIIE SICK.
To the invalid public everywhere, whose
means will admit of their securing treat
ment with the Electro Vapor and medicat
ed baths, wo beg leave to bid them hope !
There is no time to waste in despondency!
Health is again within your reach ! If drug
treatment has failed to benefit you try
somotbing else. Thousands have gone to
Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the most dis
tressing maladies and returned cured. Our
system of treatment is positively an im
provement upon those springs, because we
have all their medical advantages, with the
addition of electricity, which
every intelligent physician now
concedes to be a powerful curative
agent in the hands of Science, wo here ad
ministered hundreds of theso baths in every
form of disease acute and chronic to all
ages and both sexes. And we unhesita
tingly affirm that there is no single or com
bined remedy that has come within the
range of our knowledge during an exten
sive practice of over twenty-five years stand
ing which carries such speedy and complete
relief to suffering humanity as do these
baths where judiciously administered.
Bathing hours from eight to eleven A. M.
from one to five, and from seven to rijfht P.
M. Office of Dr. Win. II. Marenn, No. 140
Commercial avenue bctweeu Eighth and
A. W, Bussky, St. Catharines, Ont.,
writes: I have been a sutlerer for yeatg
with dyspepsia and indigestion and have
tried nomprotu rptnudipa. but notip Imvn
done mo any good, until I tried your Spring
Blossom. I can now, sleep, relish my food,
have no headache and am in fact perfectly
cured. I can confidently recommend it.
Paul G. Schuh, agent.
Mr. Fred Koehler opened his
market on the corner 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
teaches, lie 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 lnrg-j num
bers and therefore his patrons are assured,
when purchasing from him, that they re
ceive the most wholesome meats at reason
able rates. The place, corner of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should not bo forgotten.
Stock . and variety of boots and
shoes at 0. 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. houis ana Cin
cinnati custom made 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
veniently wu now carry the largest stock of
band made work in the city at tho lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large sales
: tod small profits. Also always onhand a
complete stock ot leather aud findings at
, the lowest prices. Call around when In
iwed of any goods in our line for bargains
THE BOS:? TUMP
Is the best cistern pump ever used. It
purifies the water, carrying several gallons
of air to the bottom of the cistern at every
turn of tho crank, cannot get out of order,
is noiseless and cheap. Huudreds of them
are in use and in no case would tho pur
chasers do without them. Send tor prico
list or call and examine them, at our lum
office. Lancaster & Rice. Agents.
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
general repairing establishment where
scouring, cleaning aud renovating clothing,
will be done on short notico. He will carry
a full line of piece goods, aud manufacture
suits to order, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop in Alba's new building on Commer
Geo. Meremtu, Jersey City, writes:
The Spring Blossom vou sent me has hud
the happiest effect 'on my daughter, her
headache and depression of spirits has van
ished. She is again able to go to school
aud is as lively as a cricket. I shall cer
tainly recommend it to all my friends.
Paul G. Schuh. agent
FURNITURE FOR SALE.
Household and kitchen furniture of all
kinds at private sale, at reasonable prices
at the residence of D. L. Davis, on Fifth
6treet, between Washington and Walnut,
until further notice. Call and see.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In thee columns, ton Cfcuts per lino,
each innertioD. Marked
The softest and finest shoes forlnfants
in the city, are at A. Black's.
'Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeycr's.
The Greenbackers had their meeting
at the Tenth street stand last night. There
was a fair crowd present to listen to the
speech of Mr. Steele. ,
Mrs. Jno. Mackie left for Chicago, her
new home, yesterday. The family of Mr.
A. Mackie, himself included, will proba
bly leave for the same city to-morrow.
The latest novelty in ladies' shoes can
be found at A, Black's.
If you have symptoms of chills or jaun
dice, or bilious complaints of any kind, go
to Geo. O Hara and buy a Forbes' Liver
Pad, No. 1. It is a sure cure if worn accord
ing to directions. Ask for Forbes' Pad
'Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail; at F. Korsmeyer's.
We acknowledge the receipt of a com
plimentary ticket to the Hardin county
anual fair to be held uear Elizabethtowu
September 22nd to 23th, also a complimen
tary from the Jefferson county lair associ
ation whose fair takes place at Mt. Vernon,
October 12th, 13th, 14th, and 13th. The
list ot premiumns offered at both pi ices are
large and valuable.
Just received a full line of h lies',
misses' and children's boots and shoes tor
fall and winter wear at City Shoe Store.
It is conceded by both parties in this
district, that Hon. John H.Oberly will car
ry it by an overwhelming majority. He
will not only receive the vote of every
Democrat, but also the vote of many of our
white Republicans and not a few colored
men. This fact the fact that he receives '
the heartiest support here in Southern Illi
nois, where he is best known speaks well,
indeed.t'or him, and in remarkable contrast
with the state of affiirs in Garfield s home,
where that dignitary, being best known, re
ceives the fewest votes.
The "Sensible" shoe is the most en
durable and comfortable shoe in the .city,
to be had only at A. Black's.
Job work, all kinds, up stairs over
Taber's jewelry st ire. Alden's job office.
The Three States was crowded last
night with the several Hancock and Eng
lish clubs from this city en route for
Mound City to attend the celebration there.
K-.port reached here early in the evening
that the little town wa3 full of people,
about fifteen hundred strangers having al
ready arrived from different parts ot the
district, nud that Hon. I). T. Linegar had
made a very effectual speech in the after
noon. Cairo sent a delegation about four
hundred strong nearly all equipped with
suits and torches, also a good band, all of
which no doubt added greatly to the cele
bration in the evening.
The boys that uiet at the Roosters'
hall night before last were numerous and
noisy. There were something over two
hundred present, all eagr to join the club,
and fifty-three of them orgauized the club.
The number of applicants being so great
and so varied, some additional qualifica
tions were exacted. The standard of age
was raised and an initiation fee of fifty
cents was imposed. The officers elected
were: Capt. Shields, president; Wm. Bun
brick, secretary; W. W. Wright, treasury;
Patsick Powers, captain; Frank Carle,
first lieutenant; Dan Clancy, second lieu
tenant. Fifty suits and one hundred
torches were ordered. Much enthusiasm
prevailed and the club will probably be in
every respect the "loudest" one in the city.
In tho latter part of July, 1879, one
Jno. Gilson was found dead in a well up in
this county, and an inquest revealing no
suspicious evidence in the case, a verdict ot
accidental death was rendered. Since then,
however, circumstantial evidence- has ap
peared which poiuts strongly to the wife of
deceased, Mary Gilson, and the
hired man, named Martin Van
Haziewood, who had been engaged
upon the premises, as having hastened
the death of the man. The evidence is
DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN; FRIDAY MORNING,
purely circumstantial but taken in con
nection with admissions from time to timo
thoughtlessly made by tho wife, tho grand
Jury, considered it a sufficient ground to
base an indictment upon against both tho
woman and tho hired man. They were ar
rested and art now in our county jail
awaiting trial for tho murder ot tho hus
band. At about half-past one o'clock this
morning, while were in a halt awake and
half asleep condition, laboring over the con
clusion of Squire Comings' article, we were
.suddenly aroused and moved by a concord
of sweet sounds which were being produced
iu front of The Bulletin oflicte by the
Roosters' Hancock and English martial
band. The band, which is composed of
Prof. Heck, Wm. Cundiff, Wm. Oliver,
Rudy Snell and George Winters, favored us
with three ai which were well rendered
and of a decidedly lively and patriotic
character. Professor Heck deserves
special mention for the ability ho displayed
in getting music out of the fife. The
songs ot the sweet singer of Israel don't
begin to compare with the music of his fife
and taking the band altogether its music is
enough to arouse tho laziest Democrat into
activity and cause Republicans to give up
the ghost in double quick time. Gentle
men, you are all trumps. Thank you.
The taxpayers of Alexander county, ir-'
respective of party, owe it to themselves to
re-elect Jack Hodges to the office of sher
iff, From the moment he took possession
of the office to the present time, he has
been economical in its management and by
his good judgment has saved the county
many thousand dollars. It is generally ad
mitted that never before in the history of
Alexander county have the taxes been col
lected more closely; have the affiirs of the
county been administered with greater care
for the interests of the people or the minor
affairs of the office attended to more satis
factorily to all than they have
during the administration of Jack Hodges.
His election is almost absolutely necessary
to the continuance of the wholesome policy
begun and pursued by him. The people
know and appreciate Jack too well to dis
place him for another at the coming elec
Look to your interest and save money by
purchasing your winter shoes at A. Black's.
SQUIRE COMINGS AGAIN.
HE ITAS BEES' AT IT ONCE MORE AND OUR
FINUKR IS AlAl.V IN THE PIE.
We had visited the court house yesterday
afternoon and coming back to this office
had just reached a point below Eighteenth
street when a citizen who was coming up
on the other side of the street, called to us
"Hello," was our reply.
"Have you heard Comings' latest decis
ion?"' "No; what is it?"
"Go down on Eighth street or Ohio levee
and you can learn all the particulars. It is
the d dest thing you ever heard of."
Our curiosity being thus aroused we vis
ited Eighth street and there learned the
following tacts: A few threatening words
had passed between a river man named
Jos Smith, and Tony Raggio, near the cor
ner of Eighth street and Ohio levee, and
while the words were being passed Officer
Wims. who was standing a few yards dis
tant stepped up to Smith and arrested him.
The officer told Raggio to immediately
call at the court room and appear
against Smith and then marched his
prisoner off to the police court. Squire
Comings' court being the nearest at hand
it was entered and Riggio and his witness
es putting in an immediate appearance,
the case was at once begun. The witnesses
in the case were all sworn aud examined,
and it appeared from their testimony that
no disturbance had occurred at the corner
that the talking had been done in a gen
eral conversational tone and that no blows
had been dealt. This being the case
tho Squire did not find them guilty of
the charge of disorderly conduct, and ac
cordiug to law, it was his clear duty to
dischargo them without assessing costs.
But iu direct violation of the law, as we
understand it, lie assessed a cost of
four dollars and thirty cents against Smith
and then, not content with this flagrant
violation, divided the costs which he had
assessed against Smith between Smith
and Raggio and asked them to pay it.
This order of tho court caused u broad
smile to make its appearance on tho faces
of all those in tho court room who- knew
the law and many of them left in disgust.
It may not be inappropriate
here to state that wheu a man
is brought into court charged with
the violation ot any ordinance, he must
ither be proven guilty or Ijtiocent of such
vio'iutiou and that only when he is con
victed ot an offensu can a cost be assessed
against him, and then ouly in connection
with the fiuo as prescribed by the ordi
nance. But Mr. Raggio being ignorant of
tho fact that this wis the law obeyed tho
order of the court and paid one half of the
costs which had been assessed agiinst
Smith and went ou his way rejoic
ing. Smith, however, knowing a thing or
two ot such matters refused to pay the oth
er halt of the costs, and for such refusal
was sent to the city j ill by the learned
Squire, there to piuo until ho consents to
pay the unjust tine.
This wis tin story exictlv as
i It wit related to us, and in
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of submitting them to our readers. With
this purpose In view and with the intention
of ascertaining whether or not a justico of
the peace was supported by the law or was
excusablo in assessing costs against a per
son when he had been proven inno
cent and afterwards dividing tho costs
between two parties and even forcing the
payment thereof lfy imprisonment we say,
to ascertain this wo called upon Justice
Olmsted who wo knew was thoroughly
posted on such matters. After speaking
on various subjects with tho justico and
without informing him of Souiro Comings'
action wo asked him whether a justice of
the peace or a police magistrate could with
any authority of law assess costs against
person whom ho pronounced as not guilty
of the offence of which he stood charged
when brought before him.
"No," was tho justice's reply. ' He can
only assess costs against a man when he
has found him guilty and fined him."
Reporter Is a justice at any time permitted-to
settle the costs upon two men
which he originally assessed against one
Justice Olmsted "Not a hit of it."
We now disclosed to the justice the ac
tion of Squire Comings, and after having
done so Chief of Police Robinson made
his appearaiico in the office. Knowing
that the chief had been present in Com
ings' court when the trial was in progress
and that he had heard Squire Coming's
decision, we asked him what he
knew about the affair. A broad smile
overspread his countenance as he replied:
"No sir; you can't interview me. I
won't talk on the subject."
Reporter "But can't you be induced to
say a word or two concerning the case."
The Chief laughed good humoredly,
shook his head very emphatically and said :
"I can't tell you a word."
Being aware ot the delicacy of the
position he occupies we cheerfully excused
him and left the office, but had proceeded
but a short distance when we were in
formed that our presence was desired on
the levee. Upon arriving at the corner of
Eighth and levee we met Mr. Robert
Hewitt and learned from him that he was
a witness to the whole affair and requested
him to tell us all about the case.
"Well, sir," said Mr. Hewitt, "the steam
boat man, Smith, was standing in front of
Raggio's saloon, eating peanuts when a
negro wench came along and asked him
tor some. He had only three in his hand
and in the act of handing them to her one
of them dropped between a crack in the
sidewalk and was lost. He then stepped
up to the stand in front of the saloon and
bought a pint of peanuts for the
woman from a boy who was in charge
of the stand. While buying them some
very insulting language passed between
the boy and man and the boy's father hear
ing it came out upon the sidewalk with a
glass in his hand which he threatened to
throw at the mau. The latter seeing that
he would probably have occasion to detend
himself, commenced pulling off his coat
and quietly asked to have a fair tight. At
this juncture Officer Wiuis who had been
standing near by, arrested the river man,
and telling Riggio to follow him, took his
piisoner into Comings' court. I was pres
ent in the court from the opening till the
close of the trial, and while I have witness
ed many trials in Comings' court, I must
say this one beat them all. After acquit
ting the prisoner he had the brazen impu
dence to ask for a cost of 4.30 and finally
a-ked Riggio to pay one-half of
this amount, and Smith the
other half. The former paid his
2.13 of the costs without grumbling, but
the latter refused to pay and lie was there
fore sent to jail."
Reporter "Did Comings know that
Smith had money?"
Hewitt "Ves. Smith pulled his money
out of his pocket during the trial' to illus
trate how he paid for the peanuts and you
ought to have seen the old sinner's eyes
(meaning the Squire's eyes) glisten wheu
he saw it. He saw a great big beef steak,
a large loaf of bread and God only knows
what all in the handful of money the pris
oner showed him and he doubtless
then and there resolved to have-
some of it even though he obtained
possession of it by a violation ot law.
Why, sir, I can with as much right sneak
up to one of those men (pointing to a
crowd of men on the sidewalk) and put
my hand iu his pocket and steal his pocket
book I say I have as much a right to do
that as old Comings lias to assess the costs
he did aud try to collect them. I have
attended enough trials to know this. And
then the idea of imprisoning tho man for
costs unjustly assessed. Why, I could
with as much excuse take one of those men
who never injured me and keep
hi luad under water in the Ohio
river until he suffered untold misery, etc."
We next met Mr. Walton Wright and
several others, all of whom had been pres
ent iu the court room during the trial.
They all told the same story and were
equally as emphatic in their denunciations
of what wero generally ca led "unpardon
Having conversed with five men who had
been present at the trial, aud they all hav
ing related tho lacts in precisely tho same
manner, wo wero satisfied that we had tho
"straight" of the affair, aud wero "homo
ward bound'' with a contented heart when
oruer to learn row well It wag
foundod wo resolved to Inquire Into the
matter and learn tho facts for the purpose
AUUUST 2o 1880.
wo again met Chief Robinson. Ap
proaching him we informed him
that since he had himself been a Justico of
tho peace we know he was capable of giv
ing us a bit ot desired information and that
entirely regardless of what Squiro Comings
had done, wo would like to be informed by
him as to whether or not a justice of the
pcaco could, under tho law, assess costs
against a man without finding him guilty
of a violation of the ordinances. The
Chief replied that only for state offences
could the person not convicted be forced to
pay the costs of court.
Reporter "But the case before Squire
Comings was not a state case."
"No; it was not."
Reporter "The river man Smith, is fn
jail is he?"
Chief "Yes; and I would never have
executed the writ upon which he was taken
Wo were now thoroughly convinced that
Squire Comings action was unpardonable
ami unprecedented, and now to ascertain to
a certainty whether or not Smith was real
ly in jail, we visited that place, and as we
expected, found him there. He related the
same story that others had told and was
very emphatic in his assertion that he
would sue the Squire for false imprison
ment. We had resolved not to make any further
reference to the acts of Squire Comings, or
even to mention his name m our col
umns for the time being, at least,
but such acts as there are entiroly too much
for our stomach and, we must comply with
the demands jif the public and of right,
by entering & solemn protest against
them. It t sometimes the case that,
when the tiS", has been a slight one,
and, perhal -Jcusable, the officer or
officers arresting any mm for violating any
ordinance and the judge before whom the
case is brought, before the trial
has begun, a'ree mutually to
abandon the prosecution upon payment
of the costs. This may be excusable.
But to bring men into court charged with
the violation of an ordinance, try and
accquit them of the charge, but assess the
costs of the trial to pay the ludire.
the officers and witnesses their fees:
and, upon the refusal of one of
the victims to obey the order of the court,
issue a writ lor his imprisonment in the city
prison this, wo fay, is a proceeding so outra-
eous, so contrary to all principles of law and
equity that every person possessed of com
mon sense enough to distinguish right from
gross wrong, must shrink back with feelings
of mingled disgust and amazement at the
boldness and utter disregaxi for right dis
played in the act.
A man that has been entrusted with the
scales of justice, and that would uo
as Comings is sai 1 to have done in this
case, must be cither ignorant or unprinci
pledignorant of the plainest and com
monest principle of law, or unprincipled,
because knowingly violating it. In either
case he is utterly unfit to serve the people
in that capacity. Such prostitution of our
courts of justice should receive the severest
condemnation of all persons who
have any regard for their own
or tne community s wellare. fcuch
liigh handed proceedings in places
where the most important interests of a
community are to be guarded must, of nec
essity, have a corrupting influence upon it,
and it persisted in, injure the reputation of
the city. For the good of the people of j
Ciiro, and for no other reason, j
do we present these facts and sentiments to
our readers. I
INKLINGS FROM CACHE.
Mrs. D. Green and I having a little leis
ure after tho summer harvesting, went to
the Granger's picnic last Thursday. Oak
park four miles east ot Villa Ridge is a
most delightful place in which to spend a
warm day. The great oaks furnish ample
shade for several hundred people; the
ground being entirely free from under
growth aud stumps, one could drive in any
direction wished. The number of hand
some carriages was very noticeable; one old
citizen remarked that twenty years ago
there was not a single carriage in tho coun
ty and but one buggy now there must be
several hundred buggies. On a beautiful
spot the committee had erected a speaker's
stand, a music stand and fine dancing floor.
In front of the first stand stood an arch, I
can't tell how many feet high, but a large
load of hay might have been driven
through it; a single grape vine, thickly
studded with pods of ripo fruit reached the
whole length, making a graceful offering
to Pomona. Back of this stood an arch to
Cere, sheaves of wheat at tho base, from
which sprang stalks ot green corn that met
overhead, added to the good effect. Two
tables rising terrace-like one above tho oth
er and reaching tho whole lungth ot tho
stand, were covered with tho fruits of the
land, arranged in a most artistic man
ner. Tho great variety of grapes, all grown in
the neighborhood would lead one to think
Southern Illinois tho vine growers Para
dine. Such beets, potatoes and tomatoes I
never saw out of a seedsman's cata
logue. Tho display of peaches
and apples was not full, owing probably, to
the Bcason which is a little Into for early va
rieties and too early for the late ones. At
one o'clock tho exercises wero opened by
tho brass band, which gave us some very
good music. Rev. Mr, Olmsted followed
in a very interesting address, in which he
drew some graphic pictures of lifu here in
tho days of the early settlers; moro than
forty years ago. Certainly the country has
improved more than most of us can realize
Mr. Maxcy, who came from Tennessee into
' this stato in ISIS, related some early rem
iniscences in a pleasant way, causing mq to
wish that I could have nfee a long talk with
him about those days which seem so far
The Hon. Mr. Forsythe, whom I tako to
be a Grecnbackcr, gave a tirade against
bondholders, corporations, etc., which im
pressed mo with tho idea, that Mr. F., in
his own estimation, is a very great man aud
tho people he speaks to quite countrified
ami easily amused.
Everything in this world must coma to
an end, and so tho honorable gentleman's
speech did, but not before the patience of
the dancers was exhausted. Tho fine floor,
largo enough to accommodate six sets,
stood temptingly near and was soou cov
ered with gliding feet.
As dark came on, the grounds were light
ed ynd the crowd laughed, chatted, ate ice
cream and danced 'til midnight; the shad
ows meanwhile dancing among the trees
most grotesquely. All in all it was a great
day for Pulaski fruit growers, to whom I
would suggest that the picnic be changed
to a county fair. D. Green, Ef.
Cache, August 1C, 180.'
Tho Democrats have not cast the full
vote of the party in Illinoins since 1800.
P. is time they were doing so. Illinois is
a Democratic state by a good majority if
i very Democrat will go to the polls and
vjte. Republicans themselves concede
that it is a doubtful state, even with their
through organization and vast official
patronage to lend powerful aid in influ
encing votes for their party. The only
ground they have for classing Illinois now
even as a doubtful state is the hope that
Democrats will fail this year, as they have
heretofore, to poll their full strength.
They siuiply rely on Democratic apathy
for success. It is their ouly hope. The
question tor Democrats to consider is,
whether they will embrace their opportu
nity and redeem the state by a majority
which they certainly can poll if they
shall d the work of organization required.
Democrats may have failed, in previous
years, to cast a full vote because they des
paired of success; because they have been
divided by heresies and false issues; be
cause they have had candidates on tl eir
tickets whom certain elements of the party
considered unworthy of support, or it may
be for other riasons. But no such apolo
gies can be pleaded this year. A better
state ticket his never been before the peo
ple than the Illinois Democrats present this
year. Every Democrat can take pride in
voting for such men as Trumbull, Parsons,
Oberly, Butterworth, Starkel and Harmon.
The Democrats are in the majority in the
state, and the Democrats, of course, will
elect their ticket if they will only avail
themsehYs ot the strength they have, by
a thorough organization tor the tight. This
fact ought to be kept constantly before the
people by the various local committees.
What we mean by a proper organization is
that each county, each township, will do its
duty. Every county it it will can furnish
its proper quota of votes which is to make
up a good sate majority in the state. It is
not expected of Alexank'r county that she
will diany impossible thing, that she will
give sufficient majority to turn the state,
but it is expected that sho will do her duty,
that is, get out her full vote aud help turn the
state. It is expected ot every county in
the state this year to do the same
thiug, and then everybody knows
what the result will be Illi
nois will be Democratic by 10,000
majority. It is nnueccssary to tell what
the details of organization require. They
are familiar to every local committee, if
they have interested themselves to ask
what is required of them. But it may be
necessary to say that the work is not to be
done in a day, a week or I month. It must
be pushed agressively from now until the
polls close. It should not be put off a day.
It should be commenced now and there
ought to be no faltering by the way until
the victory is won. The local ticket here,
of course is safe beyond any doubt, and
without any extra exertion. But the inde
pendent candidates are not the only nomi
nees to whom the Democrats owe their
votes and political exertion. This is to be
the Democratic year tor the state ticket,
and the candidates on that ticket have a
right to ask that each county cast its full
vote, and that none be left at home on elec
tion day through apathy or lack of
interest, or mismanagement of the various
local committees. It is the local majorities
in the various parts of the state which is to
make up the great aggregate of votes
that is to over come Republicanism in Illi
nois. The Democrats havo in Illinois a weak
opponent to fight at the head of the Repub
lican ticket. It is conceded by Republi
cans themselves that tho Democratic ticket
is stronger in ability and character than
their own. Besides there is a lack ot en
thusiasm among Republicans, there are dis
sensions and disgruntled factions, and there
are hundreds of Republicans declaring
themselves for tho Democratic ticket. In
view of all these facts will Democrats bco
their opportunity and embrace it? Will
they organize ; organizo in fact, in a busi
ness way that will show results on election
day? In short, will they do their duty and
carry a state that already has a majority of
Democratic voters within its borders?