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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: TUESDAY MORNING, JULY
y R. SMITH, JR., M. D.
NO. t THIRTKBNTn STREET. CAIRO, H.I.
Q W. DUNNING, M.D.
Office and Beililouce :
OFFICE-N.W. Mr. Sixth !., near Ohio Levee,
RESIDENCE Corner Walnut ami xinia nn-cm
R. E. W. WH1TLOCK,
Omci-Xii, 1 Commercial Avenue, between
iinulb and Mulli btrccu.
R. W. C. JOCELYN,
D K NTIST.
Ol'FICK Eluhth Street, near Commercial Avenue
g T. WHEELER,
A tto rnoy-a tLa v.
OFFICE Ohio Levee, hot. Fourth and Sixth t.
JMNEGAR & LANSDEN,
OFKK'K-No. 11S Commercial Aveuue.
tSTWe are autliorUed to announce H. C. LOK
LIN I a candidate for Sheriff1 of Alexander county,
pubjret to Uie deciidon of the people at the eloctlou
in November next.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
Only Horning Daily in Southern Illinois.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.
SinSAt. OrnrK, 1
CAmo, III., July 1. WT8 )
Time. liar. Tlier. Hum Wind. Vol. Weather.
3 p.m. .M
4 I.t Kaln
Maximum Thermometer. 85'; Minimum Ther
mometer, 749 ; italufall, u.M Inch.
JAMES M. WATSON,
fierg't Signal Service, L'. 8. A.
Gent's Summer Underwear at prices to
close. See the Gossamer undershirt at 25c.
Nainsook undershirts reduced from 75 and
$1 to 30 and "5c.
Stcart, Eightli street
Wanted A Cook. Apply to Mrs. W.
R. Smith, No. 21 Thirteenth street.
Handsomest line of Crepe Lisse and
TarlataD collerettcs ever shown in this city,
and at the lowest prices. Stuart's exclusively
cash dry goods house, Eighth street.
Lost 10 Reward Lost on the Levee,
about noon of Monday 1st inst., a small
roll of .bills containing about $45. The
finder will receive the above reward and the
thanks of the loser, by returning same to
office St. Charles Hotel, Cairo.
Winter's Puotograi-iiic Gallery.
Srrauirnrs in the city, or those intending to
visit Cairo, are invited to visit Winter's
photographic parlors, on Sixth street, be
tween Commercial and Washington ave
nues, and examine specimens of his work on
TnK Woman's Christian Temperance
Union desire to hold a union meeting at
hc Temperance Ik-form hall, To-day July
2, at 4 o'clock. Ladies and gentlemen
interested in tho cause of Temperance are
earnestly requested ta attend. Mrs. S. I).
Avers will lead the devotional exercise.
Moi.lie E. Wkbii, .Sec'y.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Mr. J. S. Aisthrope is reported ill.
Miss Ella Robbing left for Centralis
Mr. John H. Obcrly left on the noon
train yesterday for Springtleld.
Miss Lizzie Wood, daughter of Col.
John Wood, leaves for Chicago this after-
Miss Jennie Docker, of Shuwnectown,
is in the city, Ihe guest of Miss Lizzie, Mc
Keuig. Mr. W It. Gilbert and fumi!) I v jib,'
Sh''liny;,:-'.i 'V-. afternoon. l , , 1 j -----1
nil! I. t a co"; ' of we -.
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Ky.. i, Ht ,!'i";noon. 1! !n irtu n
Mr. Tom Luindi-n. of Si. i.o is in
the city, visitin.jt his brothei, Mi. J. M.
A row occurred on Commercial avenue
Saturday night, during which a man wan
stabbed in the neck, the Jugular vein being
hardly missed. Arrests were, made, but
the trial, so fur as we emiM learn, did not
:om off yesterday. The quarrel had its
orgin in au old feud.
Mr. Sam Chapman, son of Mr. Frank
Chapman, Mr. Hrownlcc, his son-in-law,
and Mr. John Hridges, his nephew, accom
panied the remains of the murdered man
('rom Ponnan to (his city, uinl from hero to
INu-bondalc. The party arrived over the
t tmj and Vincennes road, ami , ft via the
Assessor Alden's complete returns:
Oxinty farm lands i-.7 T ; Cairo town
lots, U, 4(W, BOD; nountry town lots, $14,.
i?2; total real estate in county, $1,(132,1 H$,
Penonal property county, if l."iri,H',iy; city,
f 12,814; total personal in county, $ij;):j(.
71!). Total real and personal in the vun.
ty, .'.."(ij.HOl. Want of space forbids the
publication of a detailed list of personal
property taxed. It will app.tar in to-morrow's
THE ASSASSIN'S WORK.
FRANK J. CHAPMAN FOULLY MUR
DEKED AT FORMAN.
SHOT AND KILLED WHILE ASLEEP IN RED
I1V PARTIES AT TRESEST CNKNOWS HE
VENUE OH KF.AH BELIEVED TO UK THE
MOTIVE INSI'IHINO THE DEED lll'MORS,
Forman, in Johnson county, was tho
scene, Siindny morning, of an assassination
that has few equals in the annals of crime
in Southern Illinois. At present mysteiy
surrounds it; but circumstances arc coming
to light that will certainly dinpel the dark
uess in which it is enshrouded and reveal
a stnto of things that will amaze the
most credulous. At aliout 1 o'clock
on Sunday morning, Frank J. Chapman was
sent into eternity by a bullet fired from a
pistol in the hands of a person at present
unknown. To give, if possible, an idea of
the house iu which the murder was com
mitted, the attention of the reader is directed
W Window of Chapman' room.
1 Chapman' pcwllion In the bed.
8 Martin'a ponltlon in the bed.
This house is u common wood structure,
lxx shaped, located on the southeast base of
the hill on which the town of Forman is built,
and about sixty yards from what is known
as the old mill. It stands out alone on the
ground, and is w ithout the protection of a
fence. In the house are two rooms, sepa
rated by a common board partition. The
room indicated in the diagram as contain
ing s bed, was occupied by a Norwegian
named Martin, in the employ of Chapman,
and Chapman himself. The other room
was occupied by Mr. S. P. Jackson and bis
wife. The window sills of the house would
reach to the chest of an average-sized man
standing flat footed on the ground surround
ing the house. On Saturday evening after
lusk loth Martin and Chapman were in
their room. About ten o'clock Martin
went to bed, leaving Chapman sitting in a
chair reading a newspaper. About eleven
o'clock Chapman laid aside his newspaper
and left the room. Martin thinks he was
gone not over three quarters of an hour.
When Chapman returned, he, too went to
bed, and, as was his custom, left the lamp
dimly burning. Martin knows nothing
more until he was aroused by the sound of
the pistol shot. He found the room in utter
darkness, got out of ld, struck a match,
lit thq lamp, and found Chapman lying
motionless and unconscious, the bruin
oozing from his head. The ball 33 cal
ibreentered the brain at a
point on the top of tho head alxive the
right ear, and ranging downward 1-nlgcd in
the region of tho right nostril. Tt was cut
out by I)r. Geo. W. Rratton, of Vienna
Mr. Chapman lived until 4 o'clock, but i:i
those three hours showed no sign of life.
The shot had paralyzed him. Martin
ran to the store, about sixty yards off,
Htid waked Messrs. Morris and Rorcn
the hitter Chapman's nephew informing
them of what had occurred. They, of
course hastened to the spot, and found Mr.
Chapman in the condition described. An
examination of the premises revealed the
fact that the party win had done tho
shooting was short in stature, as a Mock
about a foot in length, was found under the
window sill of Chapman's room; this
Itlm-k enabled the assassin to v:.t:: :':i
V " '.v'ndow, p' d :t'd 1' ( ; ,, i n"
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di i i r.f.' u V . '.
0: llc'l WK3 .10'. butMl u V .
V.tO w'li'o, r;,J hleoVfl - '
wen scor-.lici!. Mini' i , . ...
was n '. out by (!.(, w '!; ' .; ,r
ttio uhotj but o! ! e?!, assert ilii-.l 'Y ,. i
Lft.-illy liavo liappencu, :.r mq t. ii.i
Vilocli Uie luiuiwus burning, wan two or
three feet from the bed, and not in the di
rection of the allot. Whatever tracks had
been in ado in approaching and departing
from tho house were obliterated by tiie
rain which subsequently fell. Jackson and
his wife did not hear tLo shot. These em
brace all the circumstances of the Killing
When it became noised abroad, the great
est excitement prevailod, and continued
from Sunday morning up to last night ut
eight o'clock. A coroner's jury was sum
moned and a very large number of wit
nesses examined, but nothing was elicited
that would furnish a tangible clue to tho
perpetrator of the dastardly act. Mr.
Chapman was about 45 years of age, did
business in Vienna, Carbondalo and other
points in Southern Illinois, but at the time
of his death was devoting his attention
mainly to tho interests of the Chapman
Lumber Mill Company, of which he was
President. He was also senior member cf
the llrm of Ch 'puian tic Hess well-known
in Southern .llinois for upward ot twenty
years. His family consists of his wife ami
six children. Four of the ' ter are grown.
Opinions differ largely as to his personal
character. He was of the kind "f men
who make warm friends and bitter enemies;
but as to his capacity for business and his
enterprise in conducting it, there is but one
opinion ho had very few superiors.
Now as to rumors in circulation. The
oue which has gained tho most credence,
and which has an air of probability is this :
We give it as it is current in Vienna and
Forman. It is said that a relative of Chap
man has been on intimate terms witla girl
residing in Forman; that this intimacy has
extended over a period of about three years;
that Chapman had frequently express
ed his displeasure ut it; that on
last Saturday he told bis relative
that he must either quit the girl or quit the
business in which he is engaged as partner,
it is said, of Chapman's; that the nephew,
so the story goes, told the girl of this at an
interview they had about eleven o'chxk
Saturday night; that she has had access to
the relative's apartments. This, be it re
membered, is but street talk up there. Here
is what gives importance to it. This girl's
father is a doctor, who was unauthorized to
practice medicine in this State. Chapman,
supposing that by getting rid of the father,
he would rid the town of tho girl, too, had
him prohibited from piacticing medicine,
and he left there a few days ago. The
pistol of the relative is missing; .the
last he saw of it ' was under the
pillow of his bed, at four o'clock Saturduy
afternoon. That pistol carried a 39-calibre
ball the same as that cut from the face of
Chapman. The pistol can be found
nowhere. The person who did the shoot
ing must be familiar with the premises,
and was short in stature. Of course strong
inferences are drawn from this, but no
action has yet been taken by the authorities
looking to the arrest of any one. We
might fill The Bitletin with other ru
mors, but give only thi ; one, as bearing the
the outward sign of having something in it.
Johnson county is on the eve of giving to
the country some extraordinary disclosures.
No impurities of the blood, no matter
how long in the system, can resist the heal
ing influences of Dr. Lull's Blood Mixture.
Go to Stuart's popular and exclusively
cash dry goods house if you would save
money. No losses from book accounts or
old stock. Cash transactions and quick
salts jnsure the very lowest prices. Sum
mer Drtss Goods, Parasols, etc., at prices
to close. A visit of inspection U solicited.
Sttaht, Eighth street.
WHAT I TnofGHT OF DENNIs' TE'TrMONT
THE FITZ-JonN I'OKTLK CASE, ETC.
Washington, June 2!). That was im
portant evidence which L. J. Dennis gave
before the Potter committee yesterday.
He wis, as is well known, an officer whose
jxition made him cognizant of all that
was done in the celebrated Archer precinc t
in Florida. He swore that 21l votes were
added to the number thrown for the Re
publican candidate, and that the work w as
done in his house and in his presence by
two of the R 'puMican election officers.
These 219 votes were sdd'jd because, as he
and the others lielicved, the full number of
Republican votes thrown did not appear in
the boxes when the count was made after
election. Yet the officers in charge of the
polls were Republicans. These 219 votes, to
the adding of which there can le n trjLe
in law or morals saved the State to iayes
It is a natural sequence to this story thai
Dennis and the two officers who made the
addition were immediately appointed to
Dennis says that when the Visiting States
men were in Florida and seeking to have
tiie Archer procinc counted with the 219
. .'" 'tiler', votes io, Nov 'v M'n'ster
r I' ', Mill' . v ' !!).
j . t iV to I . . - i .
acd that hi. . ' :d
- to id. I it-yes tt v
J J i ,'Ul; : .1 i'-; 1
': "A." !lO. ... I.;
F ' i ?'!. ' ' hi.vimj h! i .".v
i.ied lu'.o I'V i.iMtury officers detailed .v
llu pa . .io:t. I have no objection to this.
H" m. have been wrongfully
convicted originally. His trial wiut
held rerUiiiiy at a time when popular feel
ing was very strong against him in the
north, and this may have influenced the
court. But if Porter, and Hammond, and
Runkle and others are to be the subject of
executive cleinoncy or of congressional re
lief, let us have some plan by which hum
bler men, may seek to have removed from
their army record stains which ure
more likely to be undeserved than those in
any of the coses named above. Let con
gress authorize the appointment of aboard
partly of army officers and partly of civil
ians, or wholly of civilians who were volun
teer officers, which shall sit in Washington
and shall re-examine tho evidence in any
easy of a volunteer officer or soldier who w as
C mvicted and punished during the war
and shall now roquet such re-examination.
The board should also have power to pass
iiMn evidence improperly excluded ut
th trial. There are thou ..Is
of cases in which tho technicaltie which
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would bo found to have been decided
against the evidence, or so arbitrarily passed
upon that the accused was unable to defeud
hiniselt. If thought necessary, the boanl
mightsimply make a recommendation in his
case, and congress might thereafter, if it
saw tit, grant the relief asked for.
The three hundred members of tho
house, at tho last session, received or wore
to receive 410 tons of printed matter from
the government, or about 2,700 jMunds
em it. By law this goes through the mails
free of iiostagc. Tho books going to make
up this amount are the agricultural report,
of which each member lias 700 messages
of the president and accompanying docu
ments, of which 80 are given. Of the re
ports of cabinet officers C copies are fur
nished, ami of the Congressional Record 21
are supplied daily, of the revised statutes
11 copies, and ot the constitution and char
ter 20 copies.
Smokers, if you wish a fine "Key West'
or '-Imported cigar, cull at Korsmeyer's
cigar store. It is the only place in the city
almost daily in receipt of fresh goods.
ContTiioi'SE Saloon. This saloon, un
der the management of Mr. John H.
Beecher, grows in popularity with its pat
rons. And so it should, for Mr. B.
prides himself on tho quality of
his liquors, wines and cigars. He dis
penses none but the best of these articles.
Meals are also provided at the house at all
hours. The public are invited to give him
James Fisk, Paducah.
A. C. Dounally, Cincinnati.
Jas. W. Gaff, Memphis.
. James Gilniore ami barges, St. Louis.
Cily of Helena, Vicksburg.
Arkansas Belle, Evansville.
Gold Dust, St. Louis.
Cily of Vicksburg, St. Louis.
Greyhound and barges, Memphis.
Jno. Porter and barges, Cincinnati.
Jno. N. McComb, Arkansas River.
James Fisk, Paducah.
A. C Donnelly, New Orleans.
JaS. W. Gaff, Cincinnati.
Jas. (iiiiuore, St. Louis.
City of Helena, St. Louis.
Arkansas Belle, Evansville.
Gold Dust, New Orleans.
Greyhound and barges, Ohio River.
Jno' N. McComb, Mound City.
The rain yesterday afternoon was very
heavy, dut did not last long. Previous to
the shower the weather was extremely hot.
The A.C. Douelly got 150 tons here, and
needed several hundred tons to fill out.
Shelia.35 hogsheal tobacco and some
other fuight engaged below.
The Jas. W. Gaft had a fair trip of freight
and cabin full of people for Cincinnati.
The Gilniore added some empty barges
here and went home.
The City of Helena had 3,500 sacks of
wheat for St. Louis.
The Ark msas Belle was lbrht.
The Gold Dut made additions here but
left for New Orleans about Uo-thitds
The Greyhound has a tow of empty
barges for the Ohio.
Tho John PoiU-rhas a big tow, part of
which she takes to St. Louis and part to
The snagboat John N. Newcouib parsed
to Mound Ci. to lay up
until another appropriation diall
shall have been made by congress. Some
steamlsiat men question the propriety of
sending the snuglxiats out to work up appro
priations during high water, and luyiag
them up when the river approached that
stasre when fiey are most needed and
could do the most good. They hold that it
doea not necessarily follow that
because the appropriation becomes availa
ble wl en the river is at Ibsxl height that it
in' -t be used up then, and tliey tli'il; that
on,'; practical steamboat ni' .-.! put
i:1 luirge of th'i I,;. ' er he cohIh jjet nu ch
inore. so'viic ot .'. ' f ' , '.mnU at lei-s
cost to tiie ov
The Go'... 1 !! O- eui in '
Cons M i M . .
We a.- . . i .i ,u: , r
Puke En:.., a iu e l; ;;m the
weather yr.i ,t bihous til: ',.
The J. M. t. - Paducah t .i.vivkiu
.he finishing toi' h :. Sliu is expected to
be the fastest bont utloai.
The City of Vicksburg was very well laden
The Evergreen is hunting a trade. She
has been running in short trades near
Vicksburg, but desires a cooler climate.
The Speckled Trout is still in port.
Liver is Kino. The liver is the inipe rial
organ of the whole human system, as it con
trols the life, health and happiness of man.
When it is disturbed in its proper action,
all kinds of ailments are the natural result.
The digestion of final, the movements of the
heart and blood, the action of the bruin and
nervous system are all immediately connect
ed with the workings of the liver. It has
been successfully proved that Green's Au
gust Flower is unequaled In curing ull r
son's alllicted with dyspepsia or liver com
plaint, and all the numerous symptoms that
result from an unhealthy ronditiou of tho
liver and stomach. Sample bottles to try,
10 ceuts. Positively sold in all towns on
the western continent. Three doses will
prove that it li Jut what you want.
rjpiIE PALACE HOTEL OF CHICAGO.
PKICES BEDUCED TO $3 PER DAY.
Above Parlor Floor, excepting Front Hoonu and Itoomi with Bath.
ltOOMS WITHOUT HOARD. 81 TO 82 PER DAY.
AN ELEGANT RESTAURANT CONNECTED WITH THIS HOUSE
"gUREKA ! EUREKA ! !
A Substitute for Life Insurance Companies.
Widows' axd Ojipiians' Mutual Aid Society
Orsanizei), July 4, un, under the la of the State i.f Illlnolt. Coprrljflited Ju'jr 9, 177, naJir act ol
N. B. THISTLEWOOD, Prmidest.
MRS. P. A. TAYLOR, Vice Pkkmi.est. J. A. GOLDSTISE, Treascrer.
DR. J. J. GORDON, Medical Aoyisok. THOMAS LEWIS, Slcretarv.
j. j. oonixjN,
J. A. UOI.DSTI.NR,
MRS. 8. A. AVRES,
IVFor particular Inqtilw at tb (ifllce, corner Sevi
DUY (iOOIii. KTC.
The largest wholesale and rctnil Dry
Goods and Clothing House iu this City;
are rwcivinif new Good daily and ar
ofl'cring ?reut harguiiis in the most liaml-
tmtiio linnu i ,f ( i l! 1I.'T 1 1 1 f'lfiTIIW
rcttt".', and a trrrat many other new
styles of Dress Goods, Funs, Etc.; iu
fact in every departnu nt of their hn.i-
ncss, they cordially invite the public
w rail and see their stock.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wliolcsalo Doalei' iu lev.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD ORTON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Hpocialty.
o !' f 1 1 1 : :
(.or. I well th Street and Levee.
n;: h L! K'K!
J A CO n K LEE,
I Dow Prepared
To Fill Orders, Wholenalc or Retail, at
OlTKfl A SI) III IIolfB AT Till I'ltt lilir.WIIIY,
Ic;! Icq! Icq I
lir.il. u is
COliNKIt LlllllTIl KritKET.C'AIIIO, IIL'NOIH,
ICE! ICE! ICE! ICE! ICE!
At the curlier of Eliflit lreel and Ohio Levue, we
ire nn tirepareil lo rill oriler for pur Lake Ire at
rcanutiaulo prlrea and Iu tiuaullea of from let!
pound, to ear load lulu ami will Knarnuiee In carry
our eu.tomei ikrosuli llm nea.on, Leave orders At
tlw old ataud.
VOll'M A HEIIIIIAN.
BOARD OF MANAGERS.
MRS. r. A. TAYLOR, MRA. g. C. FORD,
N. B. THISTLEWOOD, l S. D. AYRES,
MISS KATE L. YOCIM. THOMAS LEWIS.
- nth treet and CotnmercUl unu. Wlctera'a block.
(iROCUKS AND COMMISSION M Km 'HA NTS.
S'f UATTON & BIRD,
Wholesale G rocers
57 OHIO LEVEE.
y H!M"""'("f' t. Buu,, Mionri.
i j J AIJ JI)A VTmOTJlEliS"
j Commission Merchants,
GRAIN', FLOUR AND HAY'.
lliirhest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
I INKLE, THISTLEWOOD
., . ,r , . ,
, i'iii'ii'.ers umm) arelionse
(il"l('H, Colillllissillll I'l Cill ilf .,
1 " nut I.T r 1 ( 1 T. .
II It K It A I- AdvsnrementP made on Coiialiflimcuto
J ni Tobacco, Klotir and drill 11.
Orders flr Coal bytlip rar-Ioail,tonor
in hogshead for fliipiiient jiromptly ut
tended (0. To large consumers and all
inaiiufucturi'rH we mv iircpared to mip
I'ly any quantify, hy the mouth or yi'r,
at uniform rates.
CAIRO CITY COAL CO.
IlilUIUrtV lirtMIHT", OIllMI-IM' M. K HHH-'P 1 ,
KrfviMluii Mill. Twwiflrlh lnM't( I'nnl Duuip. foot
of Thl ri i"i ti m trot ; l'uMollkc dmw or m.
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