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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
CKTKULD AT THK l'OHT OFJMCK IS CAIHO, IL
LINOIS, AS SKCOND-CI.ASS MATTKK.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF AI.EXANDEK COUHTX
i, KrnoHt J I TMeleoUo, City Ktlttor.
Ottly Moruinn Dally in Southi'rn llHmiU.
TABER DUO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 1W Ciimnicrcial ave., Cairo, III.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Koticen In thl column, ova eenu rer ln8, cicu
Madame Floyd has opened a day school
at Turner hall, where she hopes to bo pat
ronized. Special success assured iu mathe
matics, Latiu, French and music. Terms
At the Planters' house a bundle washer.
None need apply unless they can do first
The undesigned, will, ou and after
May 1st, ho prepared to lurnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished iu
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwaivls; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on thl. 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. Rouert Heweit,
Hah. to the chief among pulmonary
remedies. Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil, I'sed
externally and internally. This grand
preparation annihilates coughs, colds, rheu
matism, neuralgia, lameness, piles, kiduey
trouble, and remedies sores, cuts, burns,
boils, warts and cops. Its cures are at
tended by the amplest and most positive
testimony. Paul G. Sciini, Agt.
TO THE SICK.
To the invalid public everywhere, whose
means will admit of their securing treat
ment with the Ek'dro Vapor and medicat
ed baths, we beg leave to bid them hope!
There is no time to waste iu despondency!
Health is again within your reach! If drug
treatment has failed to benefit you try
something else. Thousands have gone to
Hot Springs, Arkansas, with the most dis
tressing maladies aud returned cured. Our
ii ' . ... ..iiu' muuitnTBcrraiinges, wun me
addition of electricity, which
every intelligent physician now
concedes to bo a powerful curative
agent in the hands of Science, wo hero ad
ministered hundreds of these baths in every
ionn oi uisease acute ana 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 ami complete
relief to suffering humanity as do these
baths where judiciously administered.
Bathiug hours from eight to eleven A. M.
from one to five, and from seven to eight P.
M. Office of Dr. Win. II. Maroau, No. 140
Commercial avenue between Eighth and
Just received at The Bulletin office a
ktock of paper especially for "Hektograph
Mr. Fred Kochler opened his meat
market on the corner of Nineteenth and
Poplar Saturday last aud 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 ami his made a practice
of catering to their wants. H buys only
the best and healthiest stock in large 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, comer of Nine
teenth and Poplar, should iiot be forgotten.
Leopold Spieijkl, 201 Shumway street,
Buffalo, N. Y., says ho lias used Dr. Thom
as' Eclcctric Oil in the family for coughs
and colds, and that it is the best ho ever
knew. Paul O. Schuh, agent.
THE BOSs PUMP
I the best cisteru pump ever used. It
purines the water, carryiug several gallons
, of air to the bottom of the cistern at every
turn of the crank, cannot get out of order,
; is noiseless and cheap. Hundreds of them
arc iu use and in no case would the pur-
chasers do without them. Send tor price
list or call and examine them, at our lum-
office. Lancaster ii Rice, Agents.
Al. Antrim has opened a tailoring and
general repairing establishment where
scouring, cleaning aud renovating clothing,
"will be donu on short notice. Ho will carry
' a full lin of piece goods, and manufacture
suits to oner, guaranteeing satisfaction.
Shop iu AHa's new building on Commer
The Wau amo.no It.jox and Shoe Dea
1 Etta i raging, but it is generally omecded
that the best plee to buy is at'C. Koch's
shoe storo. where always will bo fouud the
largest ami best stock of custom hand-made
boots and b1io8 tor the lowe t prices. Wo
aro daily receiving new goods, and doubt
less carry the lament stock of custom-made
jroods in this city, of the best manufacturers.
For bargains call at C. Koch, No. 90 Com
mercial avenue, between Gth and Oth streets.
CAIUO AND VINCENNES RAILROAD.
Caiho, Ills., Aug. 27, 1890.
proposals for constructing au embank
..,.,. m,tiiiinrr iilmiit one hundred thous-
and yards of earth, below the Mississippi
levee, will be received at this office until
Thursday, Sept. 5!d. 1 no ngiu is reiwucu
to reject any and all bids,
Roswell Miller, Gen. Sup t.
CAMP MEETING AT MURPllYSBORO
Sunday, Sepi. 5th.,
Continuing over two Sabbaths, led and con-
j-. ducted by
Ma.i. Gen. Haskell andLiect. Gen. Gkeeu
Rcfrcshmments and lodgings furnished
for a multitude. Four meetings daily,
a.m., 12 m., 4 and 7 :30 p.m.
JifHalf fare rates all over the Narrow
Special trains for Sunday September 5th,
:10 Rosborough 10:.iu
a':in" Percv 10:2:J
9.53 Campbell's Hill 10:00
9:07 Ava 040
n -! Gillsburch 0:34
q ..ii . . T,pwia Mine 0:10
017 Harrison June 0:07
0:53 Murphysboro 9 :00
Dv order of L. 31. joussos,
Newspapers at each place will please
publish this. '
TVnrv mnnilwr of tha "Sweeners" Is re
t..,i t,-, v. nn.acnt at the meeting this
evening at their hall, and all Democrats of
the Third ward, not already niemuers, are
respectfully requested to meet witn us.
B. F. Blake, Secretary.
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETING.
AT DU QUOIN, 8EPTEMBER 3D, 1830.
The Illinois Ceutral railroad will sell
! . rtvr nnil nVU.THIHn
excursion ue&eis u.it. v-
fake ($3.10) for round trip. Tickets good
coin" ou all trains. September 3d, and
gooil to return on umu kuiu iu iuumhi.
A. II. Hanson, Gen 1 Pass. Agent.
James Joiinsos, Gen'l Ag't, Cairo.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in tlienfl columns, teu Cfanta per line
each ini'rtiou. ilarKea "
MissTcnuie Woodward is at Knox
ville, Illinois, attending school.
They all take, it Chas. Pdifferling's
Nobby uniforms have arrived for Capt
Shields' Hancock and English Cadets.
Scarlet ana blut cotton flannels for la
dies' sacques, at Stuart's, Eighth street.
Justice Olmsted went to Caledonia on
Saturday last aud is expected to return to
The walk on Walnut, between Twelfth
1 ...I TH-,-
Mr. S. D Ayers and family will leave
Cairo shortly to take up their residence in
Rev. Whittaker leaves the city this
morning to attend the conference to be
held in Fairfield.
After an entire weeks absence, our Re
publican seekers for county honors, arc
again in our midst.
'"Between tne acus" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Mrs. Alvord and her daughter Miss
Kittie, are at Dixon Springs keeping cool
and enjoying life.
Handsome monne cloth and percales,
received by Staurt, on Eighth street, 'yester
In our special local-column will be
found a notice of first class laundryman
wanted at the Planters' house.
Mr. C. R. Woodward, who has been
absent in the east for quite a while, re
turned to this city ou Sunday last.
The May Flower fishing party visited
the Clear Lake, Sunday, and had unusual
luck, both as concerns enjoyment aud the
amount of fish caught.
Mr. C. It. Stuart who has been east
purchased a large stock ot new goods will,
it is repeated, return to this city to morrow
aud bring his wife with him.
Chief of Police Robinson is ou the
sick list. He has been at Elco, where his
family resides, siuce Thursday last and at
last reports was still contiued to Lih bed.
Among the new goods received by Mr.
C'has. R. Stuart, the popular Eighth street
merchant, is a largo line of indigo blue
priuts, in new and attractive styles, and
Robe prints, patchwork prints, comfort
prints, handkerchief prints. Hancock and
English piints, Garfield and Arthur prints,
and hundreds of pieces of new prints ot all
kinds, are to be iouud at Stuart's.
Mr. Dave Marx yesterday morning re
turned from his European trip as did also
Mr. F. S. Haas, better known by Billy
Ludwig aud Paul H. Schuh as the "Boston
Bum." Both gentlemen have returned iu
fine spirits and look exceedingly well.
Job work, all kinds, up stairs over
Tuber's jewelry sfjre. Aldeu's job office.
If you have symptoms of chills or jaun
dice, or bilious complaints of any kind, go
to Geo. OHara and buy a Forbes' Liver
Pad, No. 1. It is a sure cure if worn accord
lug to directions. Ask for Forbes' Pad
Mr. Frauk Warren who lately paid a
visit to the lakes across the river prides
himself ou having caught a bass that
DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN:
weighs six pounds. lie was blessed with
more luck than usually falls to the lot of
the average Cairoite.
A private picnic party enjoyed a quiet
diuner, hot coffee aud toasted meat with
bread; peaches und watermelon for desort,
at the cold spring on the banks ot Cache, a
few yards above the iron bridge, yesterday.
Cairo and Vincennes Railway Co., I
Cairo, Ills., Aug. 25, lsSO. (
Mr. E. Sears is appointed agent of this com
pany at Cairo. Roswell Milleu,
Gen. Sup t.
Ed McCollough will rallle off a fine
new harness buggy and young horse, a9
soon as the chances are all taken, tickets
may be obtained of him at the commission
house of Thistlewood & Dro.
- "Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Elsewhere Mr. B. F. Blake publishes a
notice in which he requests the presence of
all the "Sweepers" iu their club room this
evening. The presence of all those Demo
cratic voters who have not yet connected
themselves with the club is also desired.
Sheritl John Hodges has completed his
collections, has settled with the county
commissioners aud turned over to them the
county's share of the uiouey, and started
yesterday to Springfield to do likewise
with the state auditor.
The Fifth ward Hancock and Engli
club yesterday received their suits. They
consist of white capes with red collar and
blue trimmings aud cap of the same colors.
The suits are handsome aud the price with
in the reach of all.
Our Ohio levee clothing merchant,
M. A. Marx, was yesterday morning the
recipien t of a very handsome meerschaum
cigar holder, presented to him by Mr. T. S
Hass, who brought it with him from
Europe. It is a elaborately carved and
therefore as valuable as it is handsome.
Those who desire to attend the Dem
ocratic mass meeting which will be held at
DuQuoiu on September 3d, can do so by
payiug one and one-third fare (fi.10) for
the round trip. This is a very reasonable
rate and should insure the presence of
many Cairoites at the great meeting. Sea
the company's advertisement.
Maj. Jesse Ihnkle Pnd family left yes
terday morning for Hinkleville, Ky.. to at
tend the funeral ot his mother. Mrs. Ma
tilda IIink!e. The old lady had lived
seventy -eight years, and died after a short
illness at the residence of her son, Dr. C'has
Hiukle. The bereaved relatives have the
sympathy of this community.
The attention ot the proper parties is
called to the weeds along the sidewalks on
Twenty-eighth aud Thirty-fourth streets
They have grown so luxuriantly thaf they
mans in mat part of the city. The people
up tliere want them cut down, and since
their request is reasonable, should be ac
We republish this morning a part of
the . C. and L. A. column that appeared
on Sunday morning in a decidedly bad
shape. It was caused by one ot those acci
dents for which apparently "nobody is to
blame, ' but the result is just as bad and
the effect is juBt as hard to explain away as
it would be were it done "with malice
Yesterday forenoon the children ot Mr.
Jno. Smith were out buggy riding with Ed.
Keohler, and turning a corner on Nine
teenth and Voplar streets the buggy turned
over, throwing the inmates out upon the
ground with considerable force. One of
the children was stunned but soon regained
consciousness. The others was but slightly
the new chminies ot the transfer
steamer II. S. McComb, of which we spoke
some time ago, have arrived, and we learn
from Capt. Mc Kinney that they will be
erected in the course ot this week. They
will stand fitfy-two feet in their stocking
feet being six feet higher than the old
ones and will be of a more substantial
character than the ones she at present
The Illinois Central R. R. Company
through its agent here, has submitted a
proposition to a committee of the "Roosters"
offering to furnish 5 coaches, one baggage
car and locomotive to Du Quoin on the day
of the great Democratic mass meeting, for
1300.00, train to leave aud return at any
hour desired by the club. The proposition
is a liberal one and will probably be ac
cepted. A man last Sunday amused Mmself by
brutally beating his wife, iu a house near
thu corner of Nineteenth street aud Wash
ington avenue, lie was beyond a doubt
anti-woman's right man and believed that
the proper sphere of woman is in absolute,
subordination to the lords of creation
Perhaps the woman ventured to differ with
him iu this respect and he put his theory
Squire Osboru has received a letter
from Mr. Patrick Wall, formerly a resident
of Mound City and latterly of Cairo, who
has many friends iu both places whom he
hasn't seen for many years. He is now in
Oswogo New York, doing a good business
and will be remembered while as a young
man of many excellent qualities. He re
fers, iu his letter, to a number of Cairoites
who have since his departure, passed to
the blue beyond, and states that he will
shortly visit this place and renew bis old
The "Hancock Cadets" turned out last
TUESDAY 'MORNING, '
night to the number of seventy-fivo. They
ranged from ten to twenty years of age,
wore white capes with thoname of thoclub
inscribed on the back in red letters, car
ried torches, were lead by a martial band
and manifested as much enthusiasm as
though they were the heroes of the cam
paign. No ono can chargo the Democrats
with languor superinduced,by a presentment
of future defeat as appears to bo the case
with the other side.
The Garfield Ron Ton club received
their suits yesterday ottcrnoou. The outfit
consists of a lamp with glass globe enclosed
in a tin frame presenting the form of a bal
lot box. The globe' bears the inscription:
"A pure ballot box," Tne whole is perched
upon a pole ten feet long. The suits con
sist of ashapeauand sleeveless coat made
of light blue oil cloth ; the former bearing
red, white, and blue feather in the center
and the latter trimmed in yellow. The
whole makes a very handsome show and
costs two dollars and a quarter. 1 his is
rather cxhorbitaut and will have the
effect ot excluding many Itepubli
Parties recently returned from Dixon
Springs speak in glowing terms of that de
lightful summer resort. Hie waters are
Chalybeate, wilh just enough iron in its
composition to mako an excellent tonic and
appetizer. The mountain sceueiy sur
rounding the springs is unsurpassed in
beauty and varity. The atmosphere is
pure, cool and bracing iu the hottest
weather. Just the thought of this is
enough to make all sweltering Cairo
humanity drop business and everything
that would hiuder, to hurry away to this
valley in the mountains and its refreshing
shades. The proprietor of the springs,
Mr. J. R. Brown, has reduced the price of
board to 1 5.00 per week, which is really
cheaper thin staying at home. We under
staud a party of Cairo people will be made
up and will leave for the springs by way of
Vienna on the Cairo and Viucenne3 rail
road next Thursday or Friday morning
This is the better way to do as a party of
triends make the stage trip from Vienna
pleasauter, and what is quite an item
cheaper. We are requested to ask that
the name3 of persons desiring to join the
party be left at this orliceto-niorrow.
It is admitted by Republicans gener
ally that Joe Robarts did use the language
attributed to him, to the effect that colored
men refusing to pledge themselves to vote
the straight Republican ticket were
to be reported to him. But it is said
by some by way of detracting from
the force ot the threatening words, that
Robarts was only in fun that it was only
one of his involuntary outbursts of genu
ine mirthfulness that prompted him to
accumulating evideaci ,lir;lt- Constantly
not permit such p!ea:'aaJ testimony will
semblance of truth. 'AM"osf daily new
testimony comes forward, proving couclu
I a. t. . r t . . . i .
si my. uiai uooara oniy intimated in so
many words the programme that was after
wards earned out and that is still being
carried out by the party leaders in this
county. Colored men are not only requir
ed to pledge themselves but to swear with
up-lilted hand that they will vote the
straight party ticket or be subjected to
ostracism aud excluded from the various
party organizations. We were reliably in
formed yesterday, that a white lt-publican.
who had been requested to bind him
self by oath to vote an uascratched Republi
can ticket.have indignantly refused. A resort
to such measures on the part of any party,
proves almost beyond a doubt that, even in
theirownjudgment.that their cause isahope
less oue and that it requires axtraordiiiary
and desperate measures to save it from de
teat. As long as men are blinded by silly
prejudice and sectional bitterness, just so
long will peace, fraternal feeling and pros
perity remain strangers to those who wish
for and seek them most. It is not natural
that two distinct classes of men who, after
years of partisan political training aud the
assiduous iticubati n of ideas totally dissim
ilar, met at last with clashing arms and
inllamed hearts and struggled fiercely for
four years It is not natural that these
should, at the close of the bloody contest,
immediately throw down their arms, forget
the principles which moved them to battle,
and, waving the olive branch of peace, clasp
hands in brotherly love. It is unnatural. It is
contrary to humanity. Men do not relin
quish in a moment the ideas which years
of education have irr planted in their
breasts. It is, theu, not a matter of sur
prise that there exist differences to-day;
that there is a solid south and an almost
equally solid north; that the fires of sec
tional animosity are still burning, and that
the two great sections are still distrustful.
The good men of all parties desire these
differences removed. They are per
fectly aware that the future pros
perity of the nation demands their re
moval. Prominent party leaders of the
better class recognize the evil, but arc
slow with the remedy. Time, social in
tercourse aud a turning away from poli
tics to the consideration of industrial af
fairs and internal improvements will
alone bring about the nocessary change.
The people deal aud have been dealing too
much with politics; they have, for years
past, been too deeply absorbed in tho con
tinued discussion of those subjects which,
in themselves, provoke and keep alive a
mutual sectional bitterness. Let tho atten-
ioa of the masses bo turned toward tho de
AUGUST fll, 1890.
velopment of the rich resources of the
country; the construction of the railroads,
the manufactures and cultivation and pro
duction of the great staples of the land.
Let them strive for a better understanding
socially ono of another. Instead of seek
ing to triumph oyer each other let them
seek, with equal ardor, a common triumpn.
KILLED BY THE CARS.
At 0 :30 o'clock yesterday evening a most
horrible accident occurred on the Illinois
Central railroad's incline, which resulted iu
tho death of tho fireman of switch engine
No. 72, named John Tuttle. The engine
had been backed down the incline, for the
purpose of drawing the freight cars up the
levee which were standing on the transter
steamer H. S. McComb. The engine hav
ing been coupled to tho cars started ahead
with them at the usual rapid rate, but had
hardly left the carriage of the incline which
leads to the boat, uud was start
up the embankment when the
engine broke loose from the tender and
immediatelyjtipon doing so, being relieved
of her burden, dashed suddenly forward
and thereby threw the fireman back and
out of he engine and onto the track. The
tender and cars, which had been given a
good start up the embankment, caught the
man's bo ly immediately upon it touching
the track and shoving it along for a dis
tanee, gradually cut it in two just below
the ribs. In doing this tho tender and
several cars passed over him ou their way
up the embankment and, running back up
on the boat, again passed over him. After
being thus cut in two ho breathed for fif
teen minutes aud a horrible eternity each
minute was to his friends who had at once
gathered around, and who knew they
were helpless in the emergency. The
remains were then gathered up as
best they could be and,
conveyed to the residence of his mother, on
the coner of Twenty-fifth street and Com
mercial avenue, where Coroner Fitzgerald
held an inquest on the remains. The
deceased was twenty-two years of age: was
unmarried and lived with his widowed
mother. The family arrived iu this city
about eight or ten years ago and he has
been in the employ of the Illinois Central
company for ten mouths. During the tiist
five months of this time he was watchman
at the up town switches aud during the
latter five mouths fired the engine
from which he fell into eternity.
When we visited his mother's residence
a little after seven o'clock last night, to
learn the particulars above relate'!, the
house and the sidewalk in front of it was
crowded with his friends and the friends of
the family all of whom expressed their
sympathy for the living relatives and
their horror at tlie manner in which young
Tuttle had come to his death.
The Illinois Central railroad will convey
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T1IEV LEAVE A NOT K ON THE D-JOU S1KV Of
A COLOKEO DEMOCKAT IN WHICH TUEV
HIKEATEN TO TAK ANJJ l- EAT 11 Kit HIM Cv
LE.SS HE LEAVES T1IK DEMOCRATIC I'AKTY
Mr. J. T. Allen, one of Cairo's colored
Democrats, has, like all other independent
colored men of this city, been repeatedly
insulted and threatened with bodily injury,
since he has given expression to his Demo
cratic convictions. The threats were of daily
occurrence, but the colored Democrats were
not to be intimidated; they were rather
confirmed in their convictions by them and
boldly joined tlie Democratic Roosters'
club aud turned out with them in proces
sion. This was too much for the Republi
can hot headed whites as well as blacks
and the sneers and insults which have from
that time been daily heaped upon the col
ored Democrats, have become almost im
bearable. Hut not until Sunday last did
these Radicals become sufficiently bold to
send Allen a letter in which they threat
ened to tar and feather him for refusing to
be a political tool and daring to give ex
pression to his honest convictions.
Day before yesterday morning as Mr.
Allen was leaving his house, he found the
letter ou his trout door step it evidently
having been thrown there the night before
Ity the cowards who wrote it and whose fear
of detection prevented them from putting
it under the door. After opening and read
ing it he brought it to us with the follow-
Kdltur Culro llullctiu,
You will do me a irreat favor livnnlilieli..
ing the following letter, to show what a
free government we arn livin.r nn.ii.r i
haye been insulted every day .since the cam
paign opeueu oy, colored men. And threats
have been made to my face, that if I did
uot leave the Democratic party, that I
would be roughly handled, but I did not
tltiuk they would go so far as to send me a
notice to that effect, I wish to say to
my colored Republicans that threats will
never scare me into their corrupt rauKs.
You might as well stop your blowiufi as I
am unmovable. J. T. Allen
Tho below is tho letter, which we present
without alteration cither in spelling or
punctuation, and to which we call tho atj
tention of all our readers, irrespective of
political creed, and ask them to divest
themselves of all party bias and, uninflu
enced by any consideration of a political
character, re ml it, ponder over it and say
whether such bulldozing oliall bo tolerated
iu this county during the present campaign:
to Jim. t. Alen ami nil ntlinr . niirnr ii
crats If you dont Leav the Roosters an all
mo resi oi mo uomocraw UiUbs you shall I. a
taken Ollt of tho rnln and Uirnri nn.l f..tl,.
ord and drummed of of town wo have put
up wun your uam loolishucs long anull
Wo the collord repubcans have stood it now
since o!e greenly run for presdent thinkin
you would so your Rong an com to our
ranks an as you still stay With the dam
Rebbles we as loyal citizens m u
it Bnv lonircr. so tak head in
time for you shall never vote for Hancock
au iuglish there Is not a nun democrats m
Cairoto have you reman
It is unnecctsary to say that neither Mr.
Allen nor we have any idea who the author
of the letter is, It is Mr. Allen's opinion
that ho is a colored men, but from tho
handwriting (which is disguised) and
several expressions contained in the letter
such a3 "take heed in time" we are In
clined to believe that the writer is a whito
man, and It ho is, he is certainly the most
contemptible of his kind.
Mr. Allen is a quiet, unassuming man
who never mentions politics to anybody
and pays strict attention to his own affairs
His language is always that of a gentle
man and he studiously avoids coming iu
contact with boisterous and quarrelsome
characters. It is, therefore, not probable
that he should have done or said anything
that would have in luced anybody to write
the above for any other reason than to
frighten him back into the Republican
party. This is the evident intention ot the
authors aud should they make any turther
attempt in that direction they will surely
have cause to regret it and should them
s Ives bo "drummed out of town" by
the honest members of both parties.
They, and the presence of men like them in
the Republican ranks fill tha uegroes with
1 ar and cause them act as machines and
not like thinking men. But let the- bull
dozers remember that liberty of thought is
guaranteed to everybody, and that if they
interfere with the free exercise thereof tl ty
will lo so to their sorrow.
Edllor Culro Bulletin:
Donooi v, Aug. 30th, lt?0.
As quite a number ot w eeks have parsed
siuce Old Trim with his budget, has been
around, he. now, proposes to commence re
deeming the time.
As it is the custom in the quaint little
town of Dongoli, for me of our citizens,
to get thrown into a perfect fury at least once
aquarter,the reader may infer that,the sen
sibilities of t'to many, lie ju-t a little too
close to the skin. Their feet in many
instances are so big that it is impossible,
to step without getting on some burly fel
low's foot. No difference what may be
said by a correspondent of a newsjaper,
some party or other w ill declare they arc
personated, and then comes the loud
mouthed cry "that fellow must stop that."
Last March Old Trim ventilated a little
wrong doing, through the columns of The
Bulletin, in which no man was person
ated, but the "mullet heads" of the town
wither""' u the corner u-' p petition
and went to work to stop his a.xles.
Next comes "Radical" of the Advocate, who
in his jottings was said to be personal
foranyuse;he must be squelched, aud
squelched he was. It took a long time to
squ'dcli him, but zeal in any cause accom
plishes much, so by drowning the editor
with bulldozing letters he the editor was
compelled to attach his wonderful towline
to -Radical," and pull hituoff. Next comes
"Civil Rights" in the Advocate, but he was
to religious, so after two rounds in the Ad
vocate the "tywline" was applied and so
"Civil Rights" is g..ne. The straw that is
now breaking the camel's back, is the
Dotigola "sledge hammer." He comes to
the front two weeks ago on"! knocked
the sand from under every Christian in
Dongola, by saying "there is cot 15 per
sons in Dongola who keep themselves un
spotted from the world." As sure as fate
there is something Mtteu in "Denmark.''
otherwise correspondents of papers and
Dougolans, all need a visit from that
mythical personage, the fool-killer. We
venture the prediction that, if the fool
killer and revenger of blood, will form a
partnership and visit Dongola, they will
find a paying job.
We now have two large political caul
drons, in Dongola, boiling rapidly. Each
political party seems sanguine ot success
in the present contest. Warm debates on
our corners are the order of the day, each
party claiming that they are receiving
heavy reinforcements trom the opposite
sida. We know ono man who left his
party on account of tho Dongola dog tax.
He had only five dogs, and being too poor
to pay the tax on them he killed thutn, and
being too poor to own auy hogs, he h;is
nothing to eat the crumbs that fall from
his table. -
The rain tarried its coming just a littlo
too long for the corn crop. Tho corn
crop is a partial failure. Say not more
than half a crop. Well so it must be. We
should be thankful that with a half crop
we can make out and no ono suffer. With
the exception of corn, 1680 compares favor
ably with 1871). It is the duty of all to
keep cheerful and not murmur. Life is
short ami if we intersperse it with frowns
and grim visages we only make it bitter.
Surely none but thoso destitute of under
standing ueed see trouble.
Dongola after all of its mishaps, has
many redeeming qualities and no one dare
predict that sho will retrograde and go
into Insignificance. Business is lively,
and E. Culd is manufacturing huge piles
of first rata flour. Tho Argus-Journal has
a correspondent who may bo ablo to tell
who drove Broad Horn's cow to the Cairo
market and was there forced to give her up.
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