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COUNTY ATTORNEY, I hereby announce my
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Uie condition and prospects oi ine ciinvarn.
REBECCA, THE DRUMMER.
IA true toryof tbowar oflfili
11 was about nino o'clock in the morning
when they first appeared. At once there
u great excitement in the village. It
wui British war ship. What would she
dot Would she tack about in the bay to
jick op ttray coasters as prizes, or wouK
she land (o'.dlers to burn tho town? In
t'ithcr cae there would lo trouble
Those wcte fad days, those old war-times
In 1812. The sight of a lVhith v,ar t)u'p
In Ikmton bay was not pleasant. Wo wcro
poor then, and lmd no monitor to go out
and sink the enemy or drive them off. Our
navy was small, and, though wo afterwards
hod tho victory and sent tho troublsomo
shin nwnv. never to return, at that time
! -v ,
they often came near enough, and the good
pcoplo in Scituato harbor wcro in great dis
tress over tho strange ship that had up
pcared at the mouth of the liar
It was a fishing place in those days, and
the harbor was lull of smacks and boats ot
all kinds. The soldiers could easily enter
the harbor aud burn up everything, and no
one could prcveut them. There were men
enough to make a good light, but they were
poorly armed, and had nothing but fowling
pieces and shot-guns, while the soldiers had
muskets and cannon.
Tho tide was down in tho morning, so
that there was no danger for a few hours;
and all the people went out on the cliffs
and beaches to watch the ship and sec what
would happen next.
On the end of the low, sandy spit that
makes one side of the harbor, stood tho lit
tle.white tower known as Scituate Light.
In the house behind the light lived the
keeper's family, consisting of himself, wife,
and several boys and girls. At the time
the ship appeared the keeper was away,
and there was no one at home save Mrs.
Bates, the eldest daughter, Rebecca, about
fourteen yews old, two of the little beys,
and a young girl named Sarah Winsor,
who was visiting Rebecca.
Rebecca had been the first to discover the
ship, while she was up in the lighthouse
tower polishing the reflector. She at once
clecended the steep stairs and sent off the
boys to the village to give the alarm.
For an hour or two the ship tacked and
stood off to sea, then tacked again and
made for ' the shore. Men, women and
children watched her with anxious interest."
Then the tide turned and began to flow
into the harbor. The boats aground on
the flats floated, and those in deep water
swung around at their moorings.
Now ' the soldiers would probably
land. If the people meant to save any
thing it was time to be stirring. Boats
were hastily put out from the wharf, and
such clothing, nets, and other valuables as
could be handled were brought ashore,
loaded into hay carts, and carried away.
It was no use to resist. The soldiers, of
course, were well armed, and if the people
made a stand among the houses it would
not prevent the enemy from destroying the
As the tide spread out over the sandy
flats it filled the harbor, so that, instead of
a channel, it became a wide and beautiful
bay. The day was fine, ana there was a
gentle breeze rippling the water, and mak
ing it sparkle in the sun. What a splen
didly for fishing or sailing! Not much use
to think of either while that war ship
crossed and recrossed before the harbor
About two o'clock the tide reached high
water mark, and, to the dismay of the peo-
le, the ship let go her anchor, 6wung
round, and lay quiet about half a mile
from the first cliff. The were going to
land to burn the town. With their spy
glasses the people could sec the boats low
ered to take the soldiers ashore.
Ah ! then there was confusion and uproar.
Every horse in the village was put into
some kind ot a team, and hurried off to
the woods behind the town. The men
would stay and offer as brave a resistance
as possible. Their guns were light and
poor, but they could use the old fish-house
as a tort, and perhaps make a brave fight
of it. If worse came to worse, they could
at last retreat and take to the shelter of
It was a splendid sight. Five large
boats, manned by sailors, and filled with
soldiers in gny red coats I The oars all
moved together in regular order, and the
officers in their tine uniforms stood up to
direct the expedition. It was a courageous
company come with a war ship and cannon
to light helpless fisherman.
So Rebecca Rates and Sarah Winsor
thought, as they sat up in the lighthouse
tower, looking down on the procession of
boats as it went past the point and entered
'Oh 1 If I only were a man !" cried Re
"What could you do? See what a lot of
them; nad look at their iruns."
"I don't care. I'd fight. I'd use father's
old shot-gun anything. Thinli of uncle's
new boat and the sloop!"
"Yes; and all the boats."
"It's too bad, isn't iff"
"Yes; and to think we must sit here aud
seo it all and not lift a finger to help."
"Do you think there will" be a light?"
"I dun't know. Vncle and father arc in
tho village, and they will do all they can."
"See how still it i in town. There's not
a man to be seen."
"Oh, they ate hiding till the soldiers get
nearer. Then we'll hear the shots and the
"The drum? How enn they? It's here
THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN:
Father brought it homo to mend it lust
"Did he? Oh! then let's-"
"Sec, tho Cist boat has reached the sloop.
Oh i nh! flinv aro pointr to burn
, "Isn't it mean?"
"It's too had! too "
"Where is that drum?"
"It's in the kitchen."
"I've a 'Teat m'nd to co down and boat
"What good would that do?"
"They'd see that it was only two girls,
and they would laugh ami go on burning
just the same."
"No. We could hide behind tho sand
hills and the bushes. Come, let's"
"Oh, look! look! the sloop's a
Come, I can't stay here and see any more.
The cowardly Britishers to burn the boats !
Why don't they go up to the town and fight
"Come, let's get tho drum. It'll do no
harm; and perhaps "
"Well let's. There's the fife, too; we
might take that with us."
"Yes; and we'll
No time for lurther talk. Down the
steep stairs of the tower rushed these two
young patriots, bent on doing what they
could for their country. They burst into
the kitchen like a whirlwind, with rosy
checks and flying hair. Mrs. Bates sat
sorrowfully looking out of the window at
the scene of destruction going on in tho
harbor, and praying for her country and
that the dreadful war might soon be over.
She could not help. Son and husband
were shouldering their poor shot guns in
the town, and there was nothing to do but
watch and wait and pray.
Not so the two girls. They meant to do
something, and, in a fervor of excitement,
they got the drum and took the cracked
fife from the bureau drawer. Mrs.
Bates, intent on the scene outside, did not
heed them, and they slipped out by the
back door, unnoticed.
They must be careful or the sol
diers would see them. They went
round back of the house to the north and
toward the outside beach, and then turned
and plowed through the deep sand just
above high water mark. They must keep
out of sight of the boats, and of the ship
also Luckily she was anchored to the
south of the light; and as the beach curved
to the west, they soon left her out of sight.
Then they took the water side, and with
the drum between them, ran as fast as
they could toward the main land. Present
ly they reached the lower heaps of sand
that showed where the split joined the
fields and woods.
ranting and excited, they tightened up
the drum autl tried the fife softly.
'You take the fife. Sarah, and I'll
"All right; but we mustn't Etand still.
We must march along the shore toward the
"Won't they see us?"
"No; we'll walk next the water on the
"Oh, yes; and they'll think its soldiers
going down to head 'em off."
"Just so. Come again ! one, two one,
Drum! drum!! drum!!!
Squeak! Squeak!! Squeak!!!
"For'ard march !"
The fife stopped.
"Don't laugh. You'll spoil everything,
and I can't pucker my lips."
Drum! drum!! drum!!!
Squeak! squeak!! squeak!!!
The men in town heard it and were
amazed beyond measure. Had the sol
diers arrived from Boston? What did it
mean? Who were coming?
Louder and louder on tho breeze came
the roll of steady drum and the sound of a
brave fife. The soldiers in the boats heard
the noise and paused in their work of des
truction. Tiie officers ordered everybody
in the greatest hiiEte. The pcoplo were ris
ing! They were coming down the point
with cannons to head them off! They would
all be captured, and perhaps hung by tho
How tho drum rolled ! Tho fife changed
its tune. It played "Yankee Doodle"
that horrid tune! Hark! tho men were
clv ering in town; there were thousands ot
men along the hore.
In grim silence marched the two girls
plodding over the sharp stonus, splashing
through tho puddles Rebecca beating tho
old drum with might and main, Sarah
blowing the fife with shrill determination
How tho Britishers scrambled into their
boats ! One of tho bravo officers were near
ly left behjnd in the burning sloop. An
other fell overboard and wet his good
clothes, in his hasto to, t scapo from tho
American army iimrcliinjr down tho beach
a thousand strong! How the suilors
pulled ! No fancy rowing now, but deeper
ato haste to get out of the place and cscnpo
to the ship.
SUNDAY MORNING AUGUST 2-2, 1880.
How the people yelled and cheered on
the shore 1 Filty men or moro jumped into
the boats to prepare for tho chase. Ring
ing shots bcan cracking over the water.
Louder and louder rolled the terrible drum.
Sharp and clear rang out the cruel
Nearly exhausted, half dead with fatiguo,
the girls toiled on tearful, laughing,
ready to drop on the wet sand, and still
'beating and blowing with fiery cour
Tho boats swept swiftly out of tho harbor
on the outgoing tide. The fishermen came
up with the burning boats. Part stopped
to put the fires out, and the rest pursued
the flying enemy with such shots as they
could get at them. In tho midst of it all,
the sun went down.
The read-coats did not return a shot.
They expected every minute to sec a thou
sand men open on them at short range
from the bench, and they reserved their
Out ot tho harbor they went in confusion
and dismay. The ship weighed anchor
and ran out her big guns, but not fire a
shot. Darkness fell on the scene as tho
boats reached tha ship. Then she sent a
round shot toward the light. It fell short
and threw a great fountain of white water
into the air.
The girls saw it, and dropping their
drum and fife sat down on the beach and
laughed till lhey cried.
That nii'ht the ship sailed away. The
great American army of two had arrived,
and she thought it wise to retreat in time.
Rebecca is still living, old and feeble in
body, but brave in spirit and strong in
patriotism. She told this story herself to
the writer, and it is true. Charles Bran
ard. MILL AND COMMISSION.
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
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THE EQUITABLE LIFE
Assurance Society of the United States.
l'O BROADWAY NEW YOKK
The Popularity of the Equitable Life Assurance Society,
indicated by the fact that for Eleven years its average an
nual New Business has been larger than that of any other
Company in the world, is due, in a great measure, to its well
known promptness in the payment of Death Claims, and its
rule never to take advantage of technicalities where an
equitable claim exists.
Asa GUARANTEE of this,
cious iutluence of a technical
ompanies, the Equitable makes ALL ITS POLICIES, old and
new, throughout the United States.
After the policy has been in force for three years.
"The Equitable Life
ization to January 1st, 1M0, $51,82,73G, and
closed its hooks upon that date without a con
tested or past due claim.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society was the fnt to in
T0XTLXE SAYINGS FUND POLICY.
And thereby to popularize life insuiace to a degree before
By the late report of the Insurance Commissioner for the
states of Massachusetts and New York, the Equitable Life
Assurance Society shows the following strong points:
FIRST The Equitable has a larger ratio of assetsto lia
1 ilities than any of the leading companies.
SECOND The Equitable saved more of its income last year
than any other company.
THIRD The Equitable death rate was less last year than
any other of the leading companies.
FOURTH The Equitable realizes a higher rate of rent, or
interest, on real. estate
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men insured in the society, composing1 an
ADVISORY BOARD OF REFERENCE FOR CAIRO:
TIIOH. w. HAI.LIDAY, Cachicr City Nutloii'il
FKANK t. (lALldllEli, Cairo City mills.
J. M. PHILI.II'H, I'ri'ildent Halllilay 4 I'LHIIoh
r-At'LO. SCIiril. Wholesale and retail drui?
Blft. WILLIAM STItATTON, of Stratton & lllrd
WALTON W. WHIOIIT. of (1. I). Williamson.
t Co., Hunt Htorup and Commission uicrcliunts
FKANK HOWE, of CM. Howe Bros., pro
visions and iiroducu.
E UN EST H. I'ETTIT, Groceries, qiiccnswaro
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the above Board or to
E. A. BUI13STETT, Agent,
Corner Twelfth St., and Washington Ave., Cairo, Illinois.
W. N. CRAINE, General Maiiairer for Illinois, Iowa. Nebraska, and the
Territories, lt)8 Dearborn Street, Chicago.
and to counteract the perni
policy, adhered to by many
lias mid since its organ
than any other company.
SIMPSON II. TAISER, of Tabor Uros., mann
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