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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
SNTEUKD AT THE POST OFFICE IS CAIRO, IL-
I.1NOI8, AS f ECOND-CLAS8 MATTEH.
OKFICIAL PAPER OF ALEXANDER COCNTY.
Krneat II. Thieleokp. Citv Kditor.
Only Mornlnj Daily in Southern Illinois.
TABER BRO'S Manufacturing Jewelers,
No. 128 Commercial ave., Cairo, 111.
LOCAL WEATHER REPORT.
Siohai Own, I
Cairo. UL.tiept. 1. ISSO f
frimc. Bar. Ther. Uom. Wind. Vel Weather.
f a.m S9.M)
7 " -JH.7S
TBTlraum Temporatore. ; Minimum Tern
(iisrturo. 77 ; Rainfall o.iw Inchen.
River 11 feet 6 Inches. I(io 6 inrhei
W. H. UAY,
Sertr't Signal Core. IT. 3. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in tlile column, Ave cent rer Hue, each
GAMP MEETING AT MURFHYSBORO
Sunday, Sept. 5th.,
Continuing over two Sabbaths, led and con
Six. Ges. Haskell and Lieut. Gen. Greer
Refreshniments and lodgings furnished
x a multitude. Four meetings daily, 7
xiu., 12 m., 4 and 7:30 p.m.
g-JT'Half fore rates all over the Narrow
Special trains for Sunday September 5th,
3 -.00 '. Sparta 10:55
3:16 Rosborough 10:30
H0 Percy 10:23
U :53 Campbell's Hill 10 :00
3:07 ' Ava 9:46
O:20 Gillsburgh 9:24
9:44 Lewis Mine 9:10
0:47 Harrison June 9:07
?):53.. Murphysbf.ro 9:00
By order of L. M. Johnson,
Newspapers at eacli place will pkase
Mrs. E. II. Perkins, Creek Centre, War
ireu Co., N. Y., writes: She has been
troubled with Asthma for four years, had
to sit up night after night with it, she has
itakeu two bottles of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric
Oil, and is perfectly cured. She strongly
recommends it, and wishes to act as agent
;iniong her neighbors.
M adauie Floyd has opened a day school
.it Turner hall, where she hopes to bo pat
mjaized. Special success assured in mathe
matics, Latin, French and iuslc. Terms
KEDUCED KATES !
APPLY TO TICKBT AGENTS
:airo and vincennes railway.
The undersigned will, on and after
JC-y 1st, bo prepared to turnish our citi
: liens a first rate quality of ice cream,
-jual in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresli daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; dcliv
i?d to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tn.il to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
lift at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
aill receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished at $1.33 per gallon in quantities from
me gallon upwards. Robert Hewett,
JL oiiil was told to put thyme in the soup,
-M the put in her mistress' watch, that was
tfce wrong time, if she had had dyspepsia
r indigestion and taken Spring Blossom
dttt would have been the right tiling and
tfifl right time.
3ir. Fred Koehler opened his meat
taixrkct on tliu comer of Nineteenth and
r-plar Saturday last and displayed an im
accuse quantity of the choicest meats of all
tkirds. Having furnished our citizens with
4SLati at far back as the memory of man
roaches, he is acquainted with the their
wtt-li and wishes and has made a practice
vii catering to their wants. Ho buys only
rtfce best and healthiest stock in largo uum-
t"t en and therefore his patrons are assured,
iUcn purchasing from him, that they re
odie the most wholesome meats at reason
rates. The place, corner of Nino
rtacnth and Poplar, should not bo forgotten.
THE BOSs PUMP
Is the best cistern pump ever used. It
purifies the water, carrying several gallons
j!f air to the bottom fit the cistern at every
tUiru of the crank, cannot get out of order,
vnacUclest and cheap. Hundreds of them
i in u.-i! and in no case would the pur
&uurs do without them. Send lor price
Vmt or call and examine thorn", at our luni-
icY.cc. Lancaster & Rice, Agents
HVe Wau amono Boot and Shoe Dea;,'
hu U raging, but it is irenerally conceited
tSuX tho best place to buy is at C. Koch's
t4J store, where always will bo found tho
I geat and best stock of custom hand-mado
IttvetA and shoes tor tho lowot prices. Wo
rtW8I&ily receiving new goods, ami doubt
itoa carry tho largest stock of custom-made
prywls In this city, of tho best manufacturers
bargains call at C. Koch, No, 90 Com
uuvKial avenue, between Oth and Oth streets
CAIRO AND VINCENNES RAILROAD.
Cairo, Ills., Aug. 27, 1880.
Proposals for constructing an embank
ment containing obout one hundred thous
and yards of earth, below the Mississippi
levee, will be received at this office until
Thursday, Sept. 2d. The right is reserved
to reject any and all bids.
Ros well Miller, Gen. Sup't.
There will be a special meeting ot the
Sweepers this evening, at their hall. Ev
ery member is urgently requested to be
present. B. F. Blake, Secy.
Wanted. A first class boot and shoe
maker, immediately. Apply to W. M. C.
Heath, opposite the court house.
There will be an adjourned regular meet
ing of the Hibernian Fire Engine company
this Friday evening, September 3d. Mem
bers are all requested to bo present, as busi
ness of importance will be brought before
the meeting. N. E. Jacobs, Pres't.
C. C. Mason, Sec'y.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
The firm of Schroeder & Cuhl has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent. A.
P. Schroeder continues and will settle every
thing for or against the firm.
A. P. Sciiroeder.
P. O. CUHL.
Sept. 2d 1890.
At the Planters' house a bundle washer.
None need apply unless they can do first
It is hereby announced that Miss Flora
Clay is no longer a member of the Free
Benevolent Order of America, Lodge No. 1.
Jane Wins, President. '
Avis Robinson, Secretary.
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especially for "Hektograph
TO THE MERCHANTS OF CAIRO.
A young man of industrious habits and
good moral character desires a situation as
an apprentice to some good mercantile
business. Drugs or dry goods preferred.
Certificate ot character, etc., furnished.
Address W. R. Williams,
New Columbus, Ills.
ELECTRO-VAPOR AND MEDICATED
These baths are giving universal satis
faction as a certain and speedy cure for
rheumatism, neuralgias.dyspepsia, constipa
tion diseases of the liver,uterine ailnierts,
scrofula, lead and whiskey poisoning etc.
They are extensively patronized by our
very best citizens all who will testify to
their great efficacy in removing disease
The healthy take them to keep well; the
invalid to get well. These baths are ad
ministered daily at the office ot Dr. Ma
rean, 143 Comercial avenue between 8th
and 9th streets. A lady is in atte: dance to
receive lady patrons.
CINCINNATI EXPOSITION .
September 7th to October Oth.
The Illinois Central railroad will sell ex
cursion tickets at greatly reduced rates.
This is the only route running two daily
trains. The only line that runs sleepers
through from Cairo to Cincinnati without
change. J. Johnson, Genl Agent.
J. II. Jones. Passenger Agent.
DEMOCRATIC MASS MEETING.
AT DU qt'OIN, SEPTEMBER oD, 1850.
Tho Illinois Central railroad will sell
excursion tickets at one fare
($2.30) for round trip. Tickets good
going on all trains, September 3d, and
good to return on until the 4th inclusive.
A. 11. Uanson, oen l rass. Agent.
James Johnsom, Gen'l Ag't, Cairo.
Notice in thi'o column!, ten Cfciitu Per line.
cacti Innertlon. Slurkvit
The Reform club meets to-night.
Mayor Thistlcwood has returned to the
"Between tue acis" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Tho Sweepers every member of them
is urgently requested to meet in their hall
Workingmcu! Look to your interests
and save doctor bills by using Dr. Bull's
Judge Green has returned to the city.
after an absence of about three weeks on
his fatm near MoUop'.lii.
Mr. Chas. R. Stuart and family re
turned from the cast yesterday, where they
huvo been for several weeks.
Our iffieieut sheriff, John Hodges, has
returned from Sprinyfield, where he went
to settle with the state nuditor.
Father O'llern, priest of St. Joseph's
church, yesterday opened his school to
quite a respectable uumberof scholars.
The firm of Schroeder &, Cuhl, doing
business on Ohio levee, was yesterday dis
solved. Mr. Schroeder will continue tho
businnss. So says njnotice published else
Mr. Louis Herbert's Ohio levee restau
raut is to bo renovated insldo aud out, and,
when this has been done, will outshluo any
similar placu of biisinesi in this section of
THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN:
The returning southern students to
Cape Girardeau college will pass Cairo,
by steamer, Saturday or Sunday. They
will be joined hero by tho Cairo scholars.
Elsewhere will bo found a notice, over
the signature of N. E. Jacobs, president of
the Hiijcrnan fire company, requesting the
company to meet in its hall to-night.
Ike Waldcr is building a fine residence
at Dog Tooth for his own use. The car
penters are already at work and will push
the building to completion.
Jas. G. Stewart, brother ot Robt.
Stewart, has left the employ of the Cairo
and Vincennes railroad und accepted a
berth on the transfer steamer McComb as
The sidewalk reconstructed on Walnut,
between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, a
tew days ago, was built one foot higher
than the old walk and hence the residents
who live on that street are 6trongly inclined
to find fault.
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
The stretch of sidewalk on Fourteenth
street leading to Cedar streer.froin Walnut,
is in a wretched and positively dangerous
condition. It is necessary that it should
have the attention of the authorities. It
should either be repaired, torn down or
The Roosters' martial band goes to Du
Quoin to-day, and as many other Democrats
as can spare the time and two dollars and
thirty cents should go. It will be one of
the largest gatherings of Democrats ever
held in Southern Illinois, and those who go
will see and hear the most prominent men
in the state.
The Republicans of Alexander county
now concede the election of Hon. Win.
Hartzell, and refuse to bet on the state
election, which fact is also equal to a con
fession that we will carry the state. So far
as the national ticket is concerned, they
never entertained the faintest idea of elect
ing it and all this for good cause.
Mr. II. II. Candee receive! a postal
from Rev. D. A. Bonnar, yesterday, an
nouncing the arrival of the latter gentleman
to-morrow, at latest possibly to-day. The
usual services will be held at the Church of
the Redeemer on Sunday next. Sunday
school at 9:30 a.m. Morning prayer at 10
a.m. Litany, holy communion an 1 service
at 11 a.m. Evening prayer. 8 o'clock.
The union depct to be built below
Second street will be a very creditable struc
ture, indeed. It will be a two story build
ing; each story fourteen feet high,
and will extend sixty feet on Second stroet
and Seventy-eight feet on Commercial ave
nue. Three sides of it will be built of
Evansville compressed brick and the other
6ide ot brick furnished by Mr. Kline of
Mr. Henry Stout has a contract for the
building of a brick residence for Mr. Sol.
Rosenstein, brother-in-law of Mr. A. Black,
in Charleston, Mo. The building will have
a forty foot front, aud be thirty-two feet
deep, and will be a handsome two-story
structure. We learn from Mr. Stout that
Charleston is "picking up," and that twelve
or fifteen buildings are now in course of
construction in that burg.
--"Between the Acts" cigarettes, whole
sale and retail, at F. Korsmeyer's.
Squire Osborn yesterday dealt out
justice to Mary Hayes and Mary Wade,
both colored women who reside in the
upper portion of town. It had become a
matter of dispute between them whether
the hogs of one were at liberty to take pos
session of the yard of the other and in the
course of their remarks on this subject
they became very insulting and finally
caused each other's arrest. They were fined
five dollars and costs each.
The rousttr of the Grand Lake, whose
illness compelled him to go to the hospital
in this city, is rapidly recovering is in
fact, again able to be about. When he left
the boat he was sufficiently strong to carry
his baggage, weighing not less than seven
ty pounds to tire hospital, and will prob'ably
be sufficiently recovered to leave the hos
pital in a few days. No uneasiness need
therefore be felt by our citizens. His ail
ment has not tho slightest similarity to yel
lulia Tarrie, a white woman who,
with her family, inhabits seyeral rooms in
one of the brick buildings on Ohio levee,
near the corner of Fourteenth street, and
w ho, to use a slang phrase, is in the habit
of ''wearing the breeches" to the sorrow
of her gentle husband, was yesterday ar
rested and brought into Justice Olmsted's
court charged with disorderly conduct.
Julia took a change of venue to Squire
Comings aud was acquitted.
The Young People's Temperance asso
ciation met in the Reform hall last night.
Miss Fanny Barclay, the president, called
the meeting to order and Miss Eva Shep
ard, the secretary, occupied a seat on tho
plattorm beside her. Quito a number of
visitors were present, but owing to tho ab
senco of some of those who were to tako
part in tho programme tho exercises for
the evening were postponed. An interest
ing ptograniino for the next meetiuj was
submittal und approved,
Between one and two o'clock this
morning two shots were firjd in rapid suc
cession in tho direction of Blake's paint
FRIDAY . MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1830.
store. Investigation proved that two negro
thieves had entered tho dwelling of one
Bello Lang, which is situated immediately
back of Mr. Blake's store, on Eleventh
street, and while they were rausacking tho
house, Miss Belle awoko and shot at them.
Ono of tho fellows escaped by a back
window and the other jumpted through a
screen in a front window, and both es
caped. On investigation nothing was
, Tho Alton Democrat says: "While
attending the recent national convention
at Cincinnati, Mr. John II. Obcrly, sug
gested to the Hon. John Kelly, of New
York, that ho (Kelly) 'could be of much
service to the Democracy ot this state if ho
could come and make a few speeches for
them. Mr. Kelly replied that he would
take much pleasure in rendering whatever
assistance he could to his Democratic
brethren in Illinois, and that if they would
give him a timely notice as to when he was
wanted, he would try very hard to arrange
matters so that he could be on hand, and
the Democrats of Springfield having heard
this, are talking up a meeting to which
Mr. Kelly is to be invited. John Kelly
will draw a bigger crowd ot people to
Springfield than will any other man in the
The Democracy of Alexander county
and the Eighteenth congressional district
are thoioughly organized and wide awake
to the issues and importance of the cam
paign, and full of aggressive vigor. The
most enthusiastic Alexander county Dem
ocrats insist that Alexander will give
two hundred majority for the
state and national ticket, while
those of cooler bl wd reduce the figures
to one hundred and fifty. The difi'erencc is
small, and shows that the organization of
the county is perfect. For this good work
the Democrats are indebted to Col. Rear
den, chairman of the county committee, and
Judge Green, chairman of the
congressional committee. These gentlemen
have done good work aud have expended
time and money for the success of the
party. They have not been deluded
with any foolish notions of a "still hunt" or
any theory that they could work in the
dark, and thus "surprise the Republicans.'
On the contrary, they have been doing the
duty of their respective positions, not caring
a continental who knew it, and The Bulle
tin otfers them the thanks of the Democ
racy of the county and of the state.
The Republican turn-out last night,
to hear several of their prominent speak
ers, was larger than it was expected it
would be. This was chiedy owing to the
fact that, contrary to expectations, Pulaski
county, Kentucky and Missouri contributed
largely toward swelling the crowd. They
were nearly ali uniformed. At the head of
the procession came several clubs on foot,
wearing red, white and blue capes and
caps; then came the horsemen; and another
club, with white capes, brought up the up
the rear. All had torches, the horsemen
having ditLrent and more elaborate out
fits than the footman. The whole made a
good show but would have been much bet
ter had the management been more perfect.
The procession marched up Washington
avenue to the court house and came down
Commercial avenue to Eighth street and
then up Washington to the Tenth street
stand where they were addressed until
about eleven o'cleck by Hon. John M.
Hamilton, the Republican candidate for
lieutenant-governor of tiiis state, John R.
Thomas and Joe Robarts. The number of
marchers were variously put at from five
hundred and fifty to six-hundred and
twenty-five. There were six hundred suits
in the club room, and about forty of these
remained unused, so that there were five
hundred and sixty uniformed men and the
balance in citizen's attire. We received seve
ral reliable counts placing the actual num
ber at COO constituted as follows: 7'J
white men, 40!) colored men, 121 boys.
There was not, as heretofore, tho enthusi
asm that might have been expected. After
gathering at the stand on Tenth street, most
of the crowd dispersed, comparatively few
remaining to listen to the speeches.
Our candidate for circuit clerk, Mr. A.
II. Irvin, is as good a man in every particu
lar as could have been selected by any
party, ami he is more competent to fill the
position than many others. It is urged
against him that he is an office seeker; that
he has either held office here or elsewhere,
ever since ho has resided in the southern
portion of Illinois. This is not exactly true.
But suppose we admit it tor the sake of ar
gument. Why should that be urged against
him! It is well known by all who are not
strangers in this community that nearly
every time Mr. Irvin ran for any office
it was at the solicitation Tjf
his numerous friends and it is also
well known that his friends were always so
numerous, and sincere that they never failed
to elect hitu. Tiie fact that Mr. Irvin was
asked to accept offices of trust at tho hands
of the people who knew him best; that he
was elected from ono office to another,
proves conclusively that ho always pur
formed the duties laid upon him faithtully
and satisfactorily and that he was highly
esteemed by the voters of his county. Wo
want no better argument tor Mr. Irvin.
We arc satisfied that we could say noth
ing that would viudicato his
character, as does this repeated endorse
ment by those who knew him in his every
day walk, He is as well known now as he
ever was. lie hns proven himself ns com
petent and as honorable in tho last ofiico ho
held as ho did in the first; and wo aro not
afraid to leave him in the hands of tho
tamo people who have so often endoised
his actions and character at tho ballot box.
Tho Woman's Christian Temperance
Union held Its regular weekly meeting in
the Reform hall yesterday afternoon, and
transacted some business of public impor
tance. Mrs. G. M. Alden, tho presie'.ent,
mid Miss Jennie Wilson, tho secretary, oc
cupied seats on tho platform. After devo
tional exercises by Mrs. Cornell, speeches
were made by several members in regard to
an aggressive work against the uso of
strong drink, which, touching a point of
general interest, was listened to
with rapt attention. A committee
consisting of Mrs. Ford, M-s. IHtcnhoiise,
Mrs. Alden and Mrs. George was ap
pointed U) visit tho jails of this city not
less than once a mouth in the interest of
the cause. The prosecuting committee
which is a standing committee, appointed
yearly was instructed to use its iulluence
to secure, as much as possible, tho enforce
ment of the crst;,ig temperance law
both of the state and city, and was also
instructed to take action in every case
wMchcomc to their knowledge in which a
a violation of the liquor law is apparent. A
committee consisting of Mrs. Cherry, Mrs.
Kent and Miss.Wilson was appoiuted to visit
those members of the club who have of late
failed to attend the meetings,and attempt to
awaken anew interest among them. The
report of the treasurer was then read and
adopted which showed that there was f;
balance of $8 21 in the treasury and m
unpaid bills against the club. The at
tendance wus larger than it had been for
some weeks previous and the members
present one and all exhibited i deter
mination and interest in the temperance
work, such as has not characterized their
meetings for some time.
"A HARMLESS SICKNESS."
tue ailment on the pvve.v is pro
nounced AS SUCH A LETTER TO OUR
HEALTH OFFICER FROM DR. MITCHELL.
As we stated in yesterday's issue. Health
OffictrOrr telegraphed to Dr. R.M.Mitchell,
director of the national inspection service
at Memphis, for information concerning the
steamer Raven. The doctor answered by
telegraph that he would give particulars by
mail and the following is letter received
bv Mr. O.-r vesterdiv:
National Board of Health, f
Inspection Service Office of -The
Memphis, Teun., September 1st. 18?0.
Dr. S. M.Orr, Ih-ilih 0c:-r. Cairo, 11.
Dear Sir. Drs. Rice and Reiliy tele
graph me from Vicksburg. that they now
have no doubt about the harmless cLaracter
of the sickness, on the steamer Raven. I
am inclined to think that the sickness is
dengue, which is quite prevalent in New
Orleans. I have instructed the officer at
station No. 2, Presidents island to notity
me wnen mo Haven arrives, ( which win oo
to-morrow, Thursday) an II will go dowj
ana examine Her. 1 snail ms.st on the tow
remaining until the bolts can be thoroughly
cleansed and fumigated. If there is the
slightest susDicion of danger vou will be
promptly advised. Very Respectfully.
t it? r -
U. N . .MITCHELL.
Member N. B. II , Director Inspection
From the obove it will be seen that there
is no cause for alarm in the approach of
the Riven. She is due here to-morrow and
wiil probable not be interfered with.
TESTIMONY GIVEN BEFORE THE CORONERS
JURY fONCERNISO HIS DEATH.
The sudden death of of old man Se'.fe
Doctor Clark's partner has created some
talk among the gossips of the city, and they
have thereby, create 1 some doubts, as t ) the
cause of the old man's death, in the minds
of some of other more thoughtful people.
It is true that Dr. Clark acted some what
strangely during tho night the old man
died, but since his mind is effected, his
conduct does not argue foul play.
The following testimony given before tho
the coroner's jury by Anna and Nicholas
Nie, who reside in the same building in
which the old man died, is the cause of
the talk. Anna Nie being sworn and
questioned by Coroner Fitzgoarald said:
My name is Anna Nie. my age is twenty
nine years. I reside in the same building
ing in which Selfe died. That night, at
about one o'clock I heard a noisj as of a
man groauing. I called my husband and
he rapped on Selfe's door but did not get
any response from the room. I heard Mr,
Clark speaking loud to deceased about fit
teen minutes before my husband
rapped, but could not hear what he said
I think Mr. Clark could not have fallen
asleep from the timo I heard him talking
until tho time my husband rapped. This
happened September 1st, 18S0, in this city.
Mr. Clark came to tue about daylight and
said deceaied was dea l. Mr. Clark would
not admit anyone to the room and was very
stubborn when they asked to bo let in."
Nicholas Nie being sworn, said:
"Last night deceased seemed to suffer a
good deal. I went to the door where he
slept and knocked, but could get no re
ply. I tlieu went down stairs and called
Ik-tie Hiues, as she was in tho habit of
waiting on deceased. Wo both came up
und knocked, but could not get in. Mr.
Clark said in a very surly touo of voice that
ho would not admit anybody, and at about
4:30 o'clock, Mr. Clark reported tho de
ceased dead. Mr. Clark was very short and
surly in his answers when wo asked for ad
mission. Deceased must have suffered very
much through tho night before death. Mr
Clntk acted very strangely about the mat
ter, in so far as ho refused us admittance to
Dr. Clark, having first been duly sworn,
My uame is Christopher R. Clark; am
sixty-one years of age. My occupation is
taking care of our property. I mean by "our
property" the property owned by decensed
and myself. I am also running a medical
shop. Tho name of deceased is William
Selfo. His age is fifty-eight years, seven
months and nineteen days. I have known
him since 1841. Ho has been sick for
about three days. Ho smoked a great deal
and had a partial disease of the heart.
About two o'clock in tho morning Btttie
Haines tried to gain admittance to the room,
but I was in my undcrcloths and thought
her assistance unnecessary, as deceased
was then more easy. The last time I saw
him alive was et 1:30 o'clock
this morning and I discovered
that lie was dead two hours later. I did
not send for any doctor as deceased was
very stubborn and would not have any.
He owns share in my property and ownes
some personal property.
Familiar In ttieir iaoutti & LyuchoM vor;N.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoun
drel says Samuel Johnson
This sarcasm can be elucidated from his
tory. Catliua joined tho party of the people
a id stood for the counsulship against Cicero
Having been defeated by Ms competitorjhe
organized an army to distroy and pillage
John Wilkes the Bradlaugh of his time,
known as the Middle-sex patriot, was ex
pelled fivetimes from the house of comnioas
between 1704 and 17'59. We learn from
Prior's life of Edmund Burke that he
made proposals to no longer an
noy the government if he was
granted the "modest sum" of fifteen hun
dred pounds a year, settled upon the Irish
About the first of the present century
many of tho members of the Irish parlia
ment "thanked God they had a country to
sell," when voting for the union with Eng
land. Lord Castlcreagh, the prime mover
in this nica-ure, killed himself. The only
thing he ever done for his country's good.
Bi-cimo blin like the leaving it."
Louis Napoleon, when elected president
of the French Republic in 1848, "in
the presence ot God, and before
the French people represented by
thejnational assembly swore to remain faith
ful to 'the Democratic republic." As
Napoleon's official term was drawing to a
close, he conspired against the liberties of
the people he swore to defend; massacreeu
the inoffensive inhabitants of Paris, and
exiled the foremost and purest men of
France, opposed to his ambitious views.
It has beer, said that republics are un
grateful. This has been refuted by the
Republican party. It is true that in our
time the executive and leg
isluttve department have proven
to Le corrupt when the chosen rapresenti
tivts of this party were in power. Never
theless they having recognined the patriotic
efforts of Precedent Grant, his cabinet offi
cers, Belknap, Robeson, and his private
secretary Babcck; McDonald and Joyce,
who. according to their own confession,
wore tho felon's garb for the par.y's good,
acting under the directions of their su
periors. He must also include the presi
dent's fondness for presents this latter
being a characteristic of Asiatic despots,
who must never be approached without a
gift. Those combined qualities endeared
him so much to hi3 party that
they honored his patriotism far
above Washington, Jefferson and
Jackson, that the third term was proffered
to him. He, not wishing "to hide his light
under a bushel." and knowing his revered
predecessors never possessed his quality of
patriotism. Their example wus no criterion
for him. But his patty, after placing him in
nomination, dropped him whi n they found
a superior patriot in Mr. Garfield, who is a
member of the legislative department of
the government. For we know that staudaid
authorities like Montesquien anil Black
stone show that more danger . arises
from corruption in tho legislative
llian in the executive department.
Hence the party being progressive and
adopting the Darwinian theory "survival of
tho fittest." Garfield was chosen in
preferance to Grant. Credit Mobilier and
DeGolyer, are to bo inscribed on his patri
Republicans do not deny, but paliate
the official irregularities of Mr. Garfield.
Though we do not desire to bo classed as
an optomist, nevertheless we most assured
ly consider it providential that men with .
the record of Garfield and Arthur are can
didates of this very patriotic party,for our
country is in tho position of tho
fox, that tell into tho ditch, and being liar
assod by horso leeches, which were absorb
ing his life's blood. In this manner a
hedgehog met him and, desiring to bo of
service, requested to be nllowcd to pull the
leeches from him. This the fox would not
permit, assigning as a reason, "those are al
ready filled and can suck but littlo more,
and should you pull them from mo others
will tako their placo and drain tho little
blood that remains."
This wo think is a fair illustration, at
though wo know for certain that many of
the leeches aro compelled to disgorge the
blood which they have recently sucked; in
tho sliapo of campaign assessments.