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THE CAIRO DAILY BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1872
40HN H OBKRLT, Rdliorand PuUlsner.
May 20 1872,
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John H. Oberly Co. hare reduced the so
crtpiion btic nf
.making it fbs cheapest pa-!
perpubllthed In Southern Illinois.
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Asset be the wr4 lasr the line,
Ureal ex rt Brewa."
HORACE GREELEY; .
of New York ;
TOR VICE I-RKMDKNT,
We, the Liberal Kopublieni of the
United States In Convention assembled at
Ciric'lnhali, proclaim tlio fofldwlng princl
pic ai essential to just government:
DEAD IUCEN BURIED..
1. Wo recognlzo tho equality of all
Will Munn answjr the queillon of tbo
Now Era? Is hit law partner, the un
lophlitlcated LInegar, a Grantor Greeley
man? 7 "..
Dan VooMRi("1? Pr.
that Horace Grcoloy Ii net Democrat.
Take It for granted, my boy; tako It for
grhntod. Who said ho wa ? -1
Tut Moinphli Avalanche' t convinced
that D. W. Voortaees Is honeit. We're
not. It ho ii, ho Is a prejudiced fool.
Elthor horn o'f the dilemma, Mr. Voor-
A. CORRKSrONDKKT of tho Molllo 'Reg-
hter' aaya tho Daraocrntic has been a "long
suffering party." This is as truo ai tad.
It hai suffered and endured the friendship
of tuch men at Belmont, A. II. Stephens,
Tooinbt, and of that bundle of prejudices,
Storey, and ii not yot qutto dead I
A Washington special srtys, it is
doubtful if thcro aro now half a dozen
Democratic members of the House of Con
gross who would openly dcnlaro them
selves opposed. to Grceloy and Drown. It
will bo seen that tho plain talk of the
Democratic masses lias had a good effect.
OoLisnr say Grant has nothing to
fear. Who told noble old Dick that?
Ho will find out before he gets through
that Uoraco will run Ulysos to his holo,
and that Palmer, Trumbull. or Kerner
will trance tho noble Dick with neatness
Thk Grant men have taken Mr. Voor-
men beforo tho law, and hold that it Is
tho duty of tbo government in (is dealings'
with the peoplo to mete out EQUAL AN D
EXACT JUSTICE TO ALL, OF
WHATEVE It NATIONALITY, RACE,
COLOR OR PERSUASION, RELI
GIOUS OR POLITICAL.
2. WE PLEDGE OURSELVES TO
MAINTAIN THE UNION OP THESE
STATES, EMANCIPATION AND EN
FRANCHISEMENT, AND TO OP
POSE ANT REOPENING OF THE
QUESTIONS SETTLED BY THE
THIRTEENTH, FOURTEENTH AND
FIFTBENTH AMENDMENTS OF
3. We demand the Immodlato' and al
soluto removal of alt disabilities imposed
on account of tho rebellion which was
.finally subdued seven years ago, believing
that UNIVERSAL AMNESTY WILL
RESULT IN THE COMPLETE PAC
IFICATION IN ALL SECTIONS OF
DEMOCRATIC TO THK CO BE.
4. LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT'
with impartial suffrage, will guard tho
rights of all citizen moro securely than
any centralized power. Tho peoplo and
the public welfare rcquiro tbo SUPRE
MACY OF THE CIVIL OVER THE
MILITARY AUTHORITY and
FREEDOM OF PERSON UNDER
THE PROTECTION OF THE HA
BEAS CORPUS. Wo demand for the
individual tho largest liberty consistent
with public order, for tho suto self-government,
and for tho nation a return to
the methods nf peace and tho constitu
tional limitations of powor.
"TBUE AH FBEACHIXU."
C. The civil service of tbo government
has become a mero instrument of partisan
tyranny and personal ambition, and an
object of selfish greed. It is a scandal
and reproach upon freo Institutions, and
breeds a demoralization dangerous to the
perpetuity of republican government.
THEREFORE A WINE DEMAND,
. C. We therefore regard a THOROUGH
REFORM OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
a one oi the most pressing necessities of
the hour; thai honesty, capacity and OdeV
ity constitute the only valid claims to pub
lic employment; that tho offices of tho
government coaso to bo a matter of arbl
trary favoritism and patronage, and that
public station become again tho post of
honor. TO THIS END IT IS IMPER
ATIVELY REQUIRED THAT NO
PRESIDENT SHALL BECOME
CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION.
TAKirr UKHT10N HIIOVEU ABIDE,
7.- Wo demand a system of federal tax
ation which shall not unnecessarily inter
fere with tho industry of the peoplo, an
which shall provide tbo means necessary
to pay mo expenses or the governmcn
economically administered tho pension
the interest on tho public debt and a mod
erate annual reduction of the principal
thereof, and recognize that thoro aro in
our midst honest but irreconcilable dif
ferences of opinion with regard to tho re
spective systems of protection and freo
iJ?2?V rJ' W'MIT THE DISCUS
SION OF THEM TO THE PEOPLE
IN THEIR CONGRESSIONAL DIS
TRICTS, AND THE DECISION OK
CONGRESS THEREON, WHOLLY
FREE OF EXECUTIVE INTEKFKR.
JSNCE AND DICTATION.
j 8. The public credit must be sacredly
maintained, anu wo UKrsiiunOK UK
PUDI ATION In- every form and guise,
'MIM3 09' THK TRUE METAL.
0. A SPEEDY RETURN TO
SPECIE PAYMENTS is demanded
alike by tbo highest considerations of com
mercial morality and honest government
A WORD FOR THK SOLDIER BOYS.
10. We remember with eratltudo the
sacrifices of tho soldlora and sailors of the
republic, and no act of ours shall ever
detract Irom their Justly earned lame, or
the full rewards of their patriotism.
A VAUNT, LAND ROBBER t
11. We are opposed to all further grants
of land to railroads or othor corporations,
j THE PUBLIC: DOMAIN SHOULD BE
"-HILD SACMtri TO ACTUAL SET-
UBERAI. FORBIflW POLICY.
12. We bold that It it tbo duty of the
government In lu Intercourse with foreign
stations to cult vau friendships of peace
r.'u 'f ana equal
terns, regarding it ,i,i(u dishonorable
13, For the promotion and success of
' JU,ll.nte upport of
UN iMaJMAU RomlnaUd by thlscpnven-
bees under their especial care and protec
tion and aro dofending him against the
attacks of the Democrats. But the tall
Sycamore of the Wabash will bo made to
bend baforo tho gale of indignation oow
beating upon him. Radical champion
ship cannot savo him.
Our rniXNP, C. L. Spencer, editor of
the 'Valley Clarion,' published at Chester,
Randolph county, has been spoken of as a
candidate for tho legislature in that dis
trict. Wo hope Mr. Spencer may secure
the nomination, and bo elected. He is an
intelligent man, n good editor, a gentle
man and would reprcsont bis constituents
The Saline county "RKaibTiK," pub
lished at llarrisburg, say :
Wo have not yet soon a single democrat
that is opposed to Greeley and Brown ori
tliu Cincinnati platform. Our conversa
tion has boon with tho leading men in tho
uinerent parts or tno county, ana tney all
roporl the 'democrats in their sections as
tlon, the Colonel would be on the right
side, on which stand the Liberal Republi
cans and those Democrats ,who have come
to tho deliberate determination that they
will nolloMser nllow. tho Bolmonts of the
pntty lo lead them Into paths of destruc
tive policy and sura disaster. And theso
were right. Col. Crebs is pronounced In
his opinion that Baltimore should ratify
In a private letter he informs us that in
his opinion the Baltlmoro convention,
under all the circumstances, ought to or.
dorse tho nomination of Uoraco Greeley.
"Grceloy," he says, "has elements of
1 strength with the peoplo we must recog
' nize. Ho is honest, straightforward and
unassuming. Tho Cincinnati platform
1 is one on which we can all safoly stand.
1 If Greeloy is Indorsed at Baltimore he
'will certainly, (in my judgment), be
elected; and, If elected, his admtnlstra
' tlon would at least bo an honest one,
1 which would be in direct contrast with
'that of Grant; and moro than this it
1 could not bo unless it wero a Democratic
administration. Tho longer
' rulo of Grant is ruin to tho country, and
1 we can cheerfully support Greeloy, sur
'rendoring no principle, but rather
1 through his success fixing the Democratic
'theory of local self-governtiiont and gen
' oral reform indelibly in tho legislation
'of the country."
Thus one after the other, tho Demo
cratic congressmen of Illinois fall into the
Greeloy line. Good I
THE HON. D.
A Muri'Hymioro, Jackson county, cor
respondent of tbo Carbondale 'New
Era ' says :
Politically, affairs aro rnuchlv mixed.
Tho democrats aro outspoken for Greoloy
and ho has several republican supporters.
Tho jovial Motler, one of tho republican
wneoinorses, is tor "ureoiey all aer lime,"
and at ho possesses much Influence among
ma ucrmans, nis ueiection win ie (ell.
However, tho Grunt men ask no favors,
aro nil) or grit and confidence, and will
tako a big lot of 'possum hides next fall.
Wk bavo soon u letter from lion. James
C. Robinson, in which ho declares for tho
Greeloy and Brown lickot in vory decided
terms. Ho says ho has no doubt that tho
Baltimoro convention will ratify tho Lib-
oral ticket and platform. Mr. Robinson
s ono of tho ablest men in the stato and is
nearly always right; and when bo is right
and goes ahead bo coos with creat
momontum and is very likely to bear
down all opposition that appears in his
path. His advocacy of Greeley and
Brown gives us an assurance almost that
tho Democrats of Illinois will be a unit
for Groeloy and Brown at Baltlmoro.
THE FREE TRADERS.
There aro impracticable men connected
with every movement, and a host of thorn
are in tho freo trade party. These men
Imvo but ono idea, and it has run to seed
Thoy will havo no .part or lot with any
party or organization that is not dovotod
to freo trade, and although thoy might ob
tain all they demand by "going around'
they Insist that the prizo Is worth nothing
if they cannot got it by taking a short
cut. W. O. Bryant, D. A. Wells, and Ed
ward Atknspn are ruea of .this kind, an
bavo turnod their backs upon tbo Cincin
nati convention because it did not doclare
for their hobby. To consult In refuronce
to the situation, and mourn nt tho slip
made at Cincinnati botweon tho cup and
tho free trndo lip, theso gentlemen bavo
called a meeting at Stelnway Hall, Now
York city, to convono on the 30th instant.
May they bo wise unto tho salvation of the
country, concludo to swallow their pleon
and declare for Grceloy I
y,ntTfari to previous political affiliation
There hat been some speculation in this
portion of tho old Xlllth Congressional
District in regard to the Iposltion of Col.
John M. Crebs on tho Grceloy question,
now tho ono of paramount importance
among democrats. Thoso among his
friends who rcmombor tho peculiar and
bold position taken by him in tho Munn
Crebs canvass for congress, bavo not hesi
tated to declare that they were sure tbo
Colonel would never bow the knfeo to'BnaV
a ono of them scripturally expressed it,
while those of his friend who know
on how broad and solid a founJa.
tlon of common sense hi character
i built how happily are min
gled , In him discretion ,and pride
of opinion, wero aure that in thi
contest for reform 'and curbing of
the advances being Wade by centra?
Wo have a high regard for the Hon. D.
W; Munn, and would not say or do any
thing to wound his sensitivo feelings for tho
wealth of " Ormuz and of Ind" which
quotation may or may not bo right ; but,
no matter, sinco it expresses, although
somewhat feebly, our appreciation of our
esteemed neighbor. It is truo, (and wo
aro sorrowfully compelled to admit it),
that our high regard for Mr. Munn is
slightly tinctured by a sentiment of refin
ed, almost delicate, disgust, created by tho
knowledge that our honorable friend lacks
many of tbo elements of what the world
calls a high-toned character, and Is a littlo
loose in appreciation of the beauties of
honesty and tho cotnoliness of truth.
But this is neither here nor thoro.
A friond should bear with a friends infir
mities, has been truly raid, and theso Inflr
mitios of Mr. Munn his disposition to
draw tho long bow, tamper with straight
dealing, indulge in tho meanness of trick-
ry, revel in a species of political treach-
ry peculiar to, himself and of such con
summate smallness that no othermnn may
ope to rite, or rather, descend to his por-
fecn in it these venal infirmities in
our friend cannot shake our affection for
him never. If ho were twico as
mean as ho Is, we should cling
to him still, and this wo know
would forever damn us in tho
estimation of even tho most liberal of man
kind. But, no odds, when wo havo a
friend wo cannot bo Induced to go back on
Having said this, our readers will know
how to appreciate the poignant grief that
pierced us liko an arrow, when wo road
tho 'little card," signed by Munn, pub
lished in another column. It tore our
mind into shreds, and scattered it about
in all directions; it did, indeed. But wo
shall survive, and magnify our friend in
" Falsehood and misrepresentation,"
says our good friend, " in reference to me
' havo been froquent in Tiik Buli.ktin.'
This is not true, as our friend must know.
Wo will not Jsay, in his unique languago
tbo languago of our peculiar friendship
that it is a Ho, but it is. No matter ; wo
can ovetlook tbo ofTenso in tho knowlcdgo
that this man can no moro prevent his
tongue from wagging in falsehood or his
pen from writing that which is essentially
untrue, than n cow can prevent her tail
from switching her sides in fly time. II
cannot, wo venturo to solemnly protest
So, let that go.
Tho henious chargo against our charac
ter contained In his' littlo card, that
" John lUoraco Oberly sneaked into our
tbo Radical convention at Springfield,
and heard mo Dan vote for tho Instruc
tioos for Gon. Grant with a will that
'sent terror to the heart of tbo Domocracy
'and their allies," I sufficient to blast
John Horace's hope of salvation through
the instrumentality of tho Presbyterian
church. Ho Is lost; and the tact
staled by Mr. Munn, proves that our
friend did not scheme with Logan
to prevent tbo Stato Convention from In
struetlng for Grant, in tho expectation
that Logan could slip intoGrant' placo.
Of course it proves this. To the ordin
ary public mind this statement may not
appear In tho light of a self-evident fact,
but to gentlemen of exceedingly well cul
tured minds mind that can readily de
fine the difference betwixt tweedlodum
and tweedledoo, it suroly stands out
clearly defined. How could Munn have
schemed with Logan against Grant, when
it i not denied that Oberly sneaked Into
tbo Radical convention at Springfield and
heard Munn vofe to Instructor Grant?
ne could not hava done so. If he had
schemed with Logan,- would hi not, after
finding that hi trickwy had been dlscov.
ered, would ho not havo voted against
instructing for Grant. Would that not
havo boon the proper way to retain tho
office ho holds at Grant's pleasuro ? It
is true, If Oberly had waltctd Jnto the con
vention and thon havo heard Dan vote
for Grant, thero might have boen reason
lo uspcct that Dan voted a he did
to cover up his tracks and make
the Grant men bollovo ho had not beon in
the market; but tho fact that "John Hor
ace" sneaked Into that convention, con
clusively proves that Munn is Innocent of
But will Munn mark IhcJo suspicious
facts and reply to them !
Did not a man named Routt or sotno
other man pais through this part of tho
Stato lomctlmo ago endeavoring to "sot
tho pegs" so that the convention would
not instruct for Grant? Was not that man
in tho jntorcst of Logan ? and did you
not know his business and wink at It?
You may dony, but will not your denial
grow out of fear for jour oflico and your
natural disposition to not acknowledge tho
corn ? , .
Did you not advocate men fur electors in
thii, Stuto known to you to bo Logan men
and anti-Grant men ?
Did you not'favor for places on tho Cen
tral Committee men known to you to bo
Did not you declare sometiuio ago that
you would voto for' Horaco Greeley in
proferenco to Gon. Grant ?
Don't you bellovo that any man know
ing of your secret hostility to Grant,
your devotion to Logan, your deslro to
place anti-Grant men in places of influ
ence, and other such weakness, would bo
justifiod in believing you had schemed
against Grant, and that, if you denied tlo
soft Impeachment, you would bo what
Ananias and Sapphlra were? Don't you
HONEST OLD HORACE
' ' ' 4V
Ai "We'll rtlly round
fi T harejoined ihs.Und
9 i esnoiitliw for
mum a ik. t
.-HhoullDR lur lionenf Horace (lrcify.
outing for honest Koraeo Orrolejr.W'
Oreely forarrr, hurrah Iwyn Imrrnh I
Down with Lone Unwell and nit with
And wh will rally round the old while (ml, we
111 rally- oncn ngnin,
HhoiitlnR lor honrst llornco (Ireclejr.
We wilt bent the mn the nominate on tho
HhouLlni? far hinfttt Hnrtcn nlv..
Korwonresll agoing lo Tola for IliO-chirt nt the
Hlioiillng rr honest Horace nreetty.
We will welcome to mir funks nil the Irue ami
an mo nrvp,
UhoiuinR for honest Horace (Irrelcjr.
Tlify eu nf jar vole 'for (lrnat(tcauie ho is a
Hhoutingfor honest Horace fJrceley.
We will turn the rogues from office, with all
llieir click nnd cltn,
Snouting for honest Horscn flreeler.
Fur we Are ill a going to roto for tho good eld
honest mn, .
Shouting lor honest Its-race Oieeler.
Then away with parly natBM, our freedom for
TllK STATK DKMOCKATIC CONVENTION IS
culled for tho 20th of Juno, at Springfield.
Ono delegate Is allowed for ovory 300 votes
cast for Seymour nnd lllnlr in 1B68 nnd
every f ruction thereof not less than 100.
This rulo ilves Pulaski county two
dulegutcs and Alexander three. Cull
county conventions nnd instruct del
egates to tho stato convention,
to instruct dolomites to tho xsntionul
convention, to accept nothing but nn en
dorsement ot Ureoiey unu urown anu tno
piutlorm thoy stand on. xiioMuto lib
eral Republican ennvoution will be hold
at Springfield on tho samo day to nominate
a Stuto ticket, presidential elector- etc.
Tho two conventions should nnd probably
will work in porfect harmony- Mound
.Hhoutitm for honest florare Oreelev.
For we can never role for Grnoi and be
Shouting for honest Horace Greeley,
We are gunlng In the East and we are gaining ia
Slioutluit for honest Horace Dreelev.
We're going in hare the honeit men, and lliey
may imvo in rr-i,
Mhoutiiig for honest Horace rireeley.
Ing of pigs and chickens ; but thoro ho
THE GALDED JADE.
DENIKS AN ANTI-GRANT
COALITION WITH LOGAN.
I From the Cairo Sun, Mny 27, mi.
Editor Caiho Sr.v :
In tho Cuiro Bulletin of yesterday I
see the following article:
"A L1TTLK a A HE."
"Gen. Logan, by his noxt friend, Hon.
D. V. Munn, endeavored to not allow
tbo stuto convention to instruct for Gon.
Grunt. Gon. Logan expected, if ho could
havo got the Illinois delegation without
instructions into tho Philadelphia conven
tion, to have been ublo to carry off tho
radical nomination for president, himself.
Any ono who will look at the cbaructcr oi
tho delegates, many of whon are anti-
Grunt men, and of tho electors, many of
whom aro alto anti-Grant men, and of tho
members of contral committee, misriy of
whom tiro also anti-Grant men, will
seo how nearly General Logan and Mr.
.Munn accomplished tho intrlguo in
which they wero enguged. It is a well-
known luct, mat Jar. xinegar. one oi tno
eluctors-nt-largc, it a bitter anti-Grunt mnn
and lias pledged Sis worn or Honor, tnul II
tho coolest is between Grant und Greeley,
he wlllvoto for the latter, and it U also
known that Mr. Popo, the member of tho
ccnlrul committee for this district, is also
an anti-Grant man. Theso two men aro law
partners of Mr. Munn, who secured fo
them tliolr, positions; and when it is
remembered that Mr. Munn also uttempted
to cut Bubcock, another anti-Grant man,
on tho committeo, oven the most obtuso
must perceive that bo attempted to pluy
" a little game," which, If it hud succeeded
would not havo been very profitable to tho
While falsehood and misrepresentation
in rcfuronco to mo have been frequent in
tho Bulletin, I have not "risen to ex
plain," but us tho nbovo includes Gen.
Logan and others with me, I tuko this
method, at the earliest opportunity to
say, in tho classic languago of Oburly's
candidate tor tho rresideury "its
I did not endeavor to prevent the Stuto
Convention from instructing for General
Grant. John Horace Oberly sneaked
into our convention' ut Springfield nnd
henrd mo with some COO othor Repub
(leans voto for the instructions
for Ganeral Grant with a will.
thut sunt terror to tho hearts of tho
Democracy and their allies. Gon. Logun
und myself liud no understanding, con
versation or rorresnondoncu nrior to tho
iueting of t ho convention, in regard to
tho matter ; not a lino or word.
As to Mr. LInegar, I was for him for
eli-ctor-at-large bocauso no 'man in the
stato Is better fitted for the position
because as a truo faithful ropublicun ho
deserves well at tho hunds of tho party
und becausol knew tuut if tlio rhiludol
phla convention nominated Gon. Grunt
us 1 hope and believe it will ho would
support him earnestly over Uoraco Gree
lev or nnv othor man.
Mr. Popo was placed upon tho central
committee by n.ninjority of the delegates
of this district bocauso thoy had confldenco
in his abilities, and republicanism, not
witbstandlnc tho.falshoods of the Uvllk
tin in regard to him.
I did ii)ako n motion to uayojur. Han
cock added to tho committee at the In
stanco of ono. of his personal friends, not
knowing or believing uim to te an onti
Grunt man, but believing him to bo u truo
Republican, standing ready to work and
vote for tlio nominee of his purty.
In conclusion I .would modestly suggest
to tho now convert of the Bullxtin that
if there is anything his adopted master
Greeley detests moro than win p and beer,
It is lying. And is.it not too early in ,tho
canvass to commence !t on tuch wboloulo
May 27th, 1872.
AN INCIDENT Or THE LATE WAR.
J (Kro'm4Fruk Leslie's Newspaper.
I nover knew why ho was called Old
As u matter of fnct ho was exceedingly
unlike beeswax, m his tenacious sticking
to tho cook-house.
Ho wut n man, though ; that Is to sny,
beforo the wnr, In which ho took not u
prominent, but u conspicuous greasy part,
ho had voted ; and I happen to know that
ho intended to havo continued to excrciso
his right of suU'rai;Q but for tho events
which will appear in printer's Ink hereaf
ter. And the cnok-houso above referred to
was thut particular spot on the soil, thon
culled sacred, but which whs treated in
tho most Irreverent manner, where ho
built his lire, nnd hung his tea-pot, und
bolstered up, with tho red embers of trans
ferred fuiicu-ruils, his Dutch oven, from
which, at proper Intervals, camo lorth
biscuits, or roust beef, orininco pies, a the
appetites of the cuptaln and other officers
unu tho occasion required.
Probably no ono over surpassed Old
Beeswax in tho construction and produc
tion of mlnco pies.
Ha had only to look nt an applo tree,
either in blossom or in fruit, or, for that
mutter, in lcuflest nakedtmss, and visit tho
Commissary Department and smell of tho
frcshly-slutighterud cuttle, und throw into
thut Dutch over, u little wuter nnd Hour,
und wuvo over it In imaginary circles his
long-, bony ufms, while ho was swearing at
" Jlul, " tho chronically delinquent durky,
who was his wood and wntor-carrier, und
from that mystorious oven enmo forth
ucli mlnco pics ns wOuld havo fulled u
bo.'trding-houso, or fitly graced tho tublo
of n Boston Aldurmati ; at least so It
seonied, after a day of liurd fighting, to
tho hungry, powdur-stuini-d artillery offi
cers for whom ho manipulated tho oven
and tho pies aforesaid.
1 don't mean to assert mat soldiers are
not all heroes.
Tlio books have settled that question ;
although, I am freo to confess, I liavo
known nuartormastcrs and hospital stew
ards for months, without being ablo to de
tect anything heroic, cither in their nu
turcs or their uctions.
And I am willinir to admit that all
those patriots whom you saw parading tho
streets with greut guns and small, und
drums and ambulances, on their way to
tho front, wore hcroe?, becauso of tho di
rection they wero taking, only in the Hold
men dittinguisii thcmselvos nnd becornn
heroes In vurious und un-
ike, und very dissimilar ways.
Some, by snatching tno regitnontai col
ors and culling on their associates to
follow them whither It is quite impossible
to go und make ii long stay. This is
history heroism. Others, by raiding
through tho enemy's lines, In tho midst
ol chicken-coops una other unprotected
walking nnd flying rations. This is tho
safest und most easily grown of all various
kinds of heroism, and Iiub been called
nowspupcr glory. Others, by tho cool
calculation of nrtlllery-shootlng, which is
rather disagreeable to a sensitivo person
at all times und may becomo excessively
so if your opponant is cooler than ypu
aro. This Is thut quiet kind of heroism
which is only determined by an inspec
tion of the files of tho War Department,
anu is inougni to go lurtner in one's record
hereafter than In tho public prints. The
heroism of Old Bceswux wns norm of these,
but of a moro subdued und sympathetic
nature ho wun an heroic cook.
His cooking utensils wore transported
in ii four-horse convnyaneo, technically
culled un ordnance wugon, but familiarly
spoken ot as tuo "iiusn mill."
Anu tno captain was ionu oi naving tuo
hasli-inill, which was supposed to contain
cannon-bulls, but really contulned llsh-
balI,noar him whilo lUeyworo pumping
into tno teiiows on tno otncrsiuo.
l'umpiiig, perhaps, I ought to say, wns
tho torm applied to tno reckless propul
sion of shot und shell In which tho but
tery sometimes indulged.
And it happoncd of u bright morning
in June, while tho buttery was pumping,
and being pumped into, thut ono of tho
projectiles lrom tho other side it was
only a ten-pound rlflod shell went di
rectly over the heads of tho butterymen
nnd directly into tho front' end of tho hush
mill, mid into Old lioeswnx's mcss-ciicst
and thoro exploded, and lifted tho two
tents which wero on tho chest, and on
which old beeswax was ruthor unheroicul-
ly slumbering, quite abruptly into a neigh
boring sweet potato patch.
And this was nn umorgoncy for which
the cook hero was entirely unprepared
To thut chest ho had dovotcd tho best
part of his latter life.
It lopresentcd tho crockory of many of
tno best anu nrsi nnd oldest tumiiios in
that part of tho country, through which
no nuu cookcu anu iruinured.
It was tlio pioit promiscuous collection of
earthorn monograms ana stono armorial
ornumonts over seen in this democracy;
and ho had no duplicates thereof; and It
was all mushed in tho flush of ono pound
una, lour ounces oi.uunpowuor, anu could
not bo replaced ; and ho sat besidu the sad
dler, who wus two deaf to hear tho report
but was aoio to iuko in visually tno conui
tlon of things, on tho trull of tho battery
wugon anu worn.
And tho saddler roquestod Old Doeswux
IU ' urj Uf, nuu anm xiiuiiii fcuu
crockery bo lost, all is not lost. Let's get
out tlio oven."
And hero was yot a ray of hopo.
- Then; thole two shoo and beeswax pajrl
ots overhauled the remnants of tho liash
mill, and found that the cccontrio missile,
nrior to its demonstration oi mo mess-
chest, had knocked a fearful, holo In the
oven's bottom: and Old Beeswax sat again
thi time on thq sacred soil. and wopt evon
moro proruseiy tnan oeiore j una u sremca
as if his tear soul was running put through
that hole. ' -
It was something of a surprise to the
battorvmnn to sea. Old BeetWK ainone the
guns, shortly afterward, fori bi 'province
wai.not tho Idling of mon, but ,1116 cook, I
His standlnsr cbllaf.lilch wns nulto
unusual in that dlstrloty too'd sliffur nnd
scouted," whiter, thanVoveV before; ,hls
troiisera nnd coat loevo"l(j tho olbow
wore smooth nnd glossy "wHh tho grcasoof
numerous woll nndfrle)'; his eyes had
nono of tho old mlnco ulo lustre, but u
warlike glare; nnd ho said, in reply lo tho
captain's " Well, uncle, whnt aro you do
ing horo 7"
" Captain, thoy havn busted my mcss
chcsl; thoy havo broken ovory cup and(
saucer; they havo knocked a big holo" In'
tho Dutch oven."
And then lm resumed his weeping.
It wa In vain the captain suggested ho
could hrobably replenish his chest, as ho
hud filled It, fro in tho common cnoiny nnd
Ho said ho would fight, ami cook no
more ho would bo rovunged.
Poor Old Bpcswnx i-as honest a soul
ns ever broiled a bit of tripe, or curried a
olid shot to tho cannon's mouth littlo
did you suspect what it wns to stand ut in
tho battlo's smoke, and help light a bat
lory, to bo revenged for a Dutch ove'n I
And now they open again on both tides,
and tho coarso death-hull fulls thickly,
and men, and horses, and gun-earriagos,
and tho sun go down.
And there, in the rear, burns n flicker
ing bivouac fire, which illumines, with a
pallid, sickly glare, tho face of n toldior
ns,he lies on tlio grtumd, with n discarded
knapsack for n pillow, and with his hands
clasping tho blood wet grim at his tide,
for both his logs Iihvu bueii crushed and
mangled by a shell.
And tho Captain stooped over htm. "I
am sorry, unclo very sorrv. What can
I do for you 7"
"Nothing, thnnk you, Captain notli.
Ing; only vet lull thorn I could cook
and fight. Thai's nil; good-b ."
Then thero whs' a slight shiver; tho
hands relaxed, and tlio grim old sergeant
carried his course handkerchief across bis
face I think to wipe away a tear and
then laid it over tho face i f" Old Beeswax,
and suid :
"Captain, thut makes fifteen mustered
A REMAUKA1ILE HIIKACH OF 1'ROMISK
A new phne ol tho disgusting folly
yclopt "freo lovo" is furnished by a
breach of promise case, which it to bo
tried In Philadelphia. And hero, wo may
sav, that of nil thn abominations which
self constituted reformers din in tho pub
lic car, none ore so offensive, nono s) vile
ns this. Kxcept to subject its votaries and
champions to rldioiilt-, allusion to it Is sel
dom made; for It is loo disgusting for po
lito cars, too offensive to decency, and too
shocking to tho public sen, und too In
famous for serious discussion. Tlio rnsn
rcforred to. as reported by thue who aro
cognizant of tho fact, is us follows: A
uoston girl, who had more man onco uu
ring tho conllnunnco of a long engage
ment, shocked her lover, who was a pious
burgher of tho tjuuker City, b v her decla
rations of freo levo, completely disgusted
him when tho timo for the marriago drow
near, by refusing to submit
to tho performance of the
coromony,.find offering hersolf to his con
nubial unibruco without tno sanction oi
the religious rito of tho legal authority.
In vain he remonstrated. She professed
herself rendv to undorco ull tho pains and
pleasure of tho marriago state, but sub
mit totno tying oi tno nuptial Knot sno
would not. And whon ho demanded lior
reasons for bar extraordinary disllko to
the idea of clerical or mucctterial inter
vention, sho claimed that were the bound
Irrevocablo to him he would tnko no pains
to pleaso her, but wero sho freo to leave
him at any timo, her happiness would bo
his chief thought to provide for; and
then, too, sho wished to bestow her af
fections und embraces on another man if
at any time sho ceased to lovo him. At
this candid avowal of her volatile pro
clivltlos, ho professed to consider tho u
gagement broken, but this sho would not
allow, and has entered a complaint
against him fur breach of marriage. Tho
case will bo tried next rail. Tho l'hilndel
phinn is still anxious to marry this erratic
betrothed, trusting to timo and thought
tn euro her fancies, but utterly refuses to
tnko her us his mistress. This will bo the
defenso. What the plalntltl's counsel will
urgo is n matter of conjecture.
CAPTAIN KIDla TRK.tHUllKS IN N.J.
From Cold Sprint:, Capo May countv,
N. J- comes a story of tho discovery of a
chest containing $30,000 on tho Dick
Thompson farm, near Fishing creek.
two mon ono named uarreison, wero
digging ditches on tho farm, which It now
owned by Garretson, when they hauled up
tno monoy encst. l no coin, tney say, ts
so old that It is scarcely posslblo to toll the
exact valuo of tho pieces, but the larger
part of tho treasure it gold, tlio coins bo.
ngnbeuttue slro or twenty dollar gold
pieces. It is said that Captain Kldd's
name wns found imprinted on tho chest
This report has cuused a sensation which
nas aiioctcu tno country ror miles around.
Our Homo Advertisers.
No, l'uh. and It. B. Com
ORNAMENTAL IHON WORKS I
nonKKT wood, thos. b. iioot.
ROBERT WOOD & CO.
1,13 ItlJge Arenue, Philadelphia, pa.
FOUNTAINS Fl.oiTis-ii div3-
DUCKS TUHTLK9, e.
For Decorating Fountains,
tllllOIW, CHAIIIH, HKTIKKM, Ac, e.
NKW STVLK WIIOtlatlT.lluiM tint fun ...
Front of lloute and CmUris. Nettr before
.hm?JiK,i.WR0,,?L,T-,,10N Ka'ING loi
a .Ho liuiMlnH. nrt Square, Ometrrr Lots,
U, in grt rlt)r of I'alterna.
1IKI.N tSTAIIU. Mulral nu.l straight, of various
'riiivM4 and styles, fjfclal attention giren this
Imn of work,
LAMP l'OS ffl, for Fronts of Public buildings,
fnfoli. anil r!ltv htrfi.tfl.fit Plain an, I VUr.t
s'l Ai'tiE FITTINO?, of Citland Wrought-Iron,
r v .. f ......... i ut.i.. i. t , .
Mlall HiTislunn, Mangers, Harness lirackets, Out-
WlliK WO UK nf ererr description. Wire
Guard of Crlmneil Wlre.(Jaitaultd nr I'alntrvl.
In I lain or Ornamental littn, for Htore Uor
or Vln'lnnr, r"a-torjr and Warehouse Wlndowe,
lUtlthlfa fur (irnftau- lt.k. I'jnmUr ll.lllti.
llidcniilea, ijvwu nd Farm fences, c, Ac.
(1ATE.-1 fur entrnnce to Cemeteries. Public
' . wriiuwim-n a iiunirr man, oi itaa
Tubing or Wrought-Iron, bolhalcgte sud double.
1. .I.llr.t. .1 1 .1.-1 "
, - ,n ,r... n... a...'. ". 111.1 ,iri.,,
.imi.NKINO FOUNTAIN!!, lor atreet uses. A
i-rr lane assurtiiieut i.t ila!in .......t. f
cavi--iki) UUINAI. IlOXE?, for public parks
ndeltr slreeia. r
OVA I.V lite. tittle., centennial pattern.
Ill KlIIINI) IMaTH. Jiwlrev Pwll. a... ....I
FIRE, HULL, CARGO, LIVE STOCK,
Asset f3.MD.KH M
NOHTH AMERICA, PA.,
Assets 12,783,000 00
- .1,781,141 80
Aset 11,353,898 17
AMERICAN CENTRAL. MO..
Assets WO, 000 10
CONNECTICUT MUTUAL, LIFE,
Assets 130,000,000 oo
TRAVELERS', HARTFORD, LIKE AND
A,0,,'i ; tl,COO000 00
HAIL WAT PA83ENOER3 ASUltANOE
CO., II ART FORD,
i ABtot-ltH.utsttHt(M M, &00.GO0 00
CAIRO CITY BOOK HINF)KUY
JOnW It. OHEItXY CO..
Bulletin Building, cornor of 12th
Htrcot and Washington avenue
Cairo, Illliiios. '
Allltln-ls nf nindlngsnd Rutin dona at it,.
Terjr lowest lirlces. Harlng engaged tho .erti-
ven in nir. nueia, who iiim naa man. years
eipnrleiK'n In one of best Hlmlerlea of BI. Com.,
J Miperintend tnls establishment, 'we can con
fluently promise our iiatrons work equal to lhat
of any Hinder in the west.
hi:ai. emtate aukmcv.
C. WINSTON k CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENT3
74 (SECOND "I.00ll) OHIO LKTKK,
lluv and Sell Real Estate,
FURNISH ABSTRACTS OK TIELE
Ami tfiiro Coutejancea of Kinds!
.W I HCKI.I. A ' EO I'M.
300T AND SHOE MAKKR,
netweCB Washington arenue aad Poplar strea
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
LAIKJKST VAIUKTV STOCK IN TllK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE.
Corner of nineteenth aret stsssl Cam-
sou., CO. PATIER.
(Suctesnor to V, Saup.)
WHOLESALE k RETAIL
FIRE WORKS, TOYS,
102 Commercial Arenue,
I will el at Public Auction, to the rtcst
bidder, rt-K(iK OASH,- without ittseVis, at
tho Factory Hulldliig of
EICHOFF & BROS.,
On Washington Avenue, in tho City ef Cairo,
llilnoli", coiiiinencing on
Tuesday, May 28th, 1872,
At lOu'cluek A, M., and continuing frimdar to
day until ail the nroperty is sold. A Urgd lot
or Unified and UntioUlie,i
Much as lleilstea-la, Kltehen Bafis, Wardrobes,
Lounges, Wash Htauls, Tables, Chairs, li'lream,
Mattrasset, Ac. Also about 60,000 feet of
WALNUT AND OTHER LUMBER,
Drcsapil nnd Umlreeserl, a largo lot of Hard
ware, (ila.a, Putty, Vnrnlihea, Window Bash,
III nil., Maohlnery, Ao. The property to be
wild being all nf the arlivlen contained in the
Largest rurnitiire Manufacturing Establishment
InHoutht-rn Illinois, which w, at the lima It
passed Into the hands of the undersuiiieil, In
micpeuful operailon. Particular attention to
dealers in furniture is called, as this otters the
best ot opportunities tu replenish their stock,
JOHN Q. HARMAN.
6-7td itfcolrer of Eichofl A Dritit
SAPFORD, MORRIS &CANDEE
71 Ohio Leva.
City National Bank, ' CAIRO. ILL,
t. Nst. 110
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miss rktMMii niits,