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THE DAILY BULLETIN
ftHTUUTO AT THE NOT OKINC IN CAIRO, IL
" , WHOM, AS 8BCOND-CLAS8 MATTKH.
? OFFICIAL PAPKBOF ALKIAWDKB COUNTY.
Xlrneat II. Thleleoko, City Kdttor.
Only Morning D-Uy InSonthern Illlnota.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
NoUcm in tbli column, live centt per Hue, each
Loot. -A dark rep sack-coat on the night
of July 5th, in the neighborhood of Sixth
Btrect. The finder will be liberally re
warded by leaving name at this office.
A gold neck chain, for a child , between
my residence and St Joseph church, Sunday,
if the finder will return to mo, a suitable
jeward will be paid.
Mrs. C. 0. Paticr.
' MARBLE IZED MANTLES.
Ytm. Davidson, Eighth street, is agent
tor Wm. L. Perkins & Co's celebrated Mar
' bleized Mantles and Grates. They are ele
Just roceived at The Bulletin office a
" stock of paper especially for "Ilektograph
Saloon ana bar fixtures, ice box, coun
' ten, mirrors and stock. Established busi
ness since 1801 ; house suitable for a largo
family or boarding house. Can be rented
on easy terms; for further information ap
ply at No. 97, Ohio Levee.
The three-story brick building, good busi
ness and dwelling-house, located corner
Fourteenth street and Ohio Levee, will be
rented either furnished or unlurnished to a
good tenant. Apply on the premises to
Mrs. Timotiiy O'Callauan.
. To my old customers and as many nsw
ones who read this, erecting: I am pre-,
pared to deliver in any part of the city ice
of best quality and at the lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth street, next to Bristol's, open at all
hours, day or night. Orders filled either
from wagon or at the ice box.
Yours, Respectfully, .
IGE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward has entered the field again,
this season, with his ice wagons, and is
prepared, as formerly, to furnish pure
lake ice. in any part of the city, every day,
in anv Quantity desired. The fact that he
give the business his personal super
vision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
r rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
THE ELECTRO-VAPOR BATHS. '
Are you or any of your friends suffering
from nervous debility, neuralgia, rheuma
tism, dyspepsia, constipation, disease of the
liver or kidneys, leniaie weaKnesaea, cuius
and fever, scrofula, or any diseases of the
skin, mercurial, lead or whisky poisoning,
or anv disease, either acuto or chronic,
which you have dispaired ot ever curing by
the use of drugs? Do not think there is no
relief for you until you have tried the
Electro-Vapor baths, and you win oc as
tonished and gratified at the result you
will so speedily obtain at such a trifling
cost. These baths have been tried and are
endorsed bv many ot our most prominent
citizens. They are the universal favorite of
the ladies. They clear the complexion and
Kive a buoyancy and elasticity to the step,
which nothiuir else will impart. Adminis-
r tered daily at the office of Dr. Marean, No
140 Commercial avenue, between Eighth
' and Ninth streets, over Black's shoe store.
A lady always in attandance to receive
Stock and variety of boots and
shoes at C. Koch's, Commercial avenue
shoe store, between Fifth and Sixth streets.
We have just received and now on hand the
largest stock of the best St. Louis and Cin
cinnati custom made goods ever brought to
this city, all styles and sizes in meu, wo
, men and children's shoes. Having recently
refitted and enlarged our store more con
veniently we now carry the largest stock of
baud made work in the city at the lowest
possible prices. Our motto is large sales
tad small profits. Also always on hand a
complete stock ot leather and findings at
the lowest prices. Call around when in
.seed f any goods in our line for bargains
The uudcrsiirned will, on and after
' May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv--red
to aoy part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
v left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur-
" ; iiished at $1.25 per gallon in quantities from
V one gallon upwards. Robeut Hewett,
An Eleoant Toilet Puki'auation, hair
drossing and restorative is found in "Lon
. don Hair Color Restorer." It seldom fails
to restore gray or faded hair to its original
( youthful color and beauty. Falling hairis
,' checked by its -use, and it produces a
growth of beautiful young hair, soft, glossy
; and luxuriant. It certainly is the most
- v cleanly and effectivo hair restorer now be
, . fore the American poople.
; " A. A. Gibson, Uarrytown, Duchess coun
t' y tjr, N.Y., writes: Dr. Swayne & Bon, Phil
' ; V ndelphia: OenU I enclose a postofllcf
; '"' order for eight dollars; please send me one
' i dozen "London Hair Color Restorer." It
. , b stopped my hair from falling, and re
. stored it to its natural color. It has proven
", satisfactory in every respect. The "London
Hair Color Restorer" can be obtaiued at all
V tho leading druggists at 73 emits a bottle.
1 S - ' f2i.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Noilce in tbene columns, ten C6Dti per line,
eeli tiMertlon. Marked
Dr. Wardner was in the'eity yesterday
See notice in special column, of child's
neck chain lost.
See notico of coat lost, and return it
(the coat) to the owner.
The city jail contains thirteen inmates
seven men and six women.
Just recoived a large invoice of No. C
envelopes at The Bulletin office.
Mr. Herbert Mackie after an absenco
of several weeks is again in the city
Dr. W. II. Wardner, of the state board
ot health, was in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mr9. Burnett left the city last
night for a tew days' sojourn at Dixon
Mr. J. W. Turlay, of Centralia, and a
prominent citizen of that burg, graced our
streets with his presence yesterday.
It gave us pleasure to shake Mr. E. 8.
Ackerman by the hand yesterday. He
came down from Mound City on a visit.
Yesterday was the hottest day of the
season, the thermometer indicating one
hundred degrees in the shade at noon.
Mr. Qus Williamson came down on a
flying visit Saturday evening and returned
to his post of duty yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Graham, who has congressional
aspirations, was in the city yesterday. He
is a gentleman of much ability and consid
Owing to the fact that the "Library
Column" was crowded out last Sunday, wo
present it this morning. The matter it
contains is well written, and generally in
We were pleased to meet Mr. Chas.
W. Mertz, of Mound City, in the city yes
terday. Ho is one of the prosperous mer
chants of that burg.
We direct the attention of the thous
ands of readers of The Bulletin to the
double-column advertisement of Barclay
Brothers that appears in this issue.
The sidewalk on Washington avenue,
between Tenth and Eleventh streets, is be
ing reconstructed to the present disgust
and future pleasure of pede strians.
Dr. A. S. Robinsa, who has been ab
sent tronrthe city for several week3 and
who during his absence spent the greater
portion of his time in Indianapolis, has re
turned to this city.
Those who attended the Comique
band's picnic at Cunningham's grove on
the ferryboat Three States, express them
selves as well pleased with the affair. Quite
a large number attended.
Mr. J. W. Stewart, book-keeper in the
city national bank, is at present in Sheitoy
gan, and the latest intelligence from him is
that he is regaining his health.
' Our census enumerators have finished
their work and they give the population of
Cairo at 9,029. In to-morrow's issue we
will give some interesting facts concerning
the census, which a lack of time prevents
us from doing to-day.
During the last two or three days The
Bulletin has uot contained the usual
amount of news items. This is owing to
the fact that we have been a little "out of
sorts" during that time, but ere many days
pass these columns will again bristle with
the freshest news.
County court, Judge Yocum presiding,
being in session yesterday, Messrs, Geo. E.
Olmsted, Nick Duvoro and Thos. . Winter
were appointed to assess the value of the
benefits which individuals and the public
in general derive from the construction of
A thousand pounds of note, letter,
statements and bill-heads, Quaker City
best papers in the market, pure linen fibre,
pure Irish linen, white and colored poster,
light and heavy linen, azure, yellow,
cream, etc., just received at The Bulletin
Mr. M. E. McCammon has received
the contract for supplying the asylum at
Anna with meat and has sold out his shop
on Washington to Gus Lummer. He left
Sunday for his new home. His last request
was to "not forget to send The Bulletin
to him regularly."
The county commissioner's court which
was in session yesterday spent the greater
portion of the day in examining the as
sessor's books. Those who believe they
have been unjustly assessed now have an op
portunity of making their complaints and
having the assessments corrected. The as
sessments have been made with great care
and tlio probability therefore is that but
few complaints will be received.
Our colored citizens held a meeting
lust night and elected delegates to the state
convention to be held at Springfield on thn
20th inst. This convention will bo com
posed entirely of colored men and they as
semble simply to talk over the wrongs
which they have suffered at the hands of
the white Republicans.
Mr. Fred Koehler contemplates open
ing another branch butchcrshop on the cor
ner of Nineteenth and Poplar
some timo in the near future. Mr.
Koehler has ever enjoyed the enviable rep
utation of selling' the very best meats at the
lowest figures and treating everybody,
youuir. or old, rich or poor, politely and
boucstly, and to this fact, as much as any
thing elso be owes his extraordinary suc
CAIRO BULLETIN: TUESDAY MORNING, JULY
A gentleman named John Flcmmlng
was yesterday caught by Mr. Cherry while
in the act of ransacking his carpenter shop,
which is situated between Seventh and
Eighth streets. The fellow had a hatchet
in his pocket and was about to appropriate
other articles when he was interrupted by
Mr. Cherry. He was arrested and
tried before Justice Olmsted, and sent to
the county jail in default of a one hundred
Among the numerous evidences of ap-
pioval that we havo received within the
last few days, aside from complimentary
expressions, written and verbal, is a boquet
of handsome flowers, lastly arranged, re
ceived yesterday from one of our most es
teemed lady subscribers, whose goodwill
we prize very highly. The bouquet is a
beautiful token and we can not refrain
from expressing our thanks to the consid
The race between Messrs. Warder and
Damron for the Republican nomination for
states attorney in this county, is decidedly
close, and it is hard to tell which of the two
men will come out ahead. And indeed, it
don't make much difference, for Mr. Leek
will beat either of them at the polls. We
don't believe either Damron or Warder be
lieve they could be elected. They are only
running to get themselves before the peo
ple. -The attention of the chief of police
and the day police generally, is called to
that fact that the Ohio river below the
narrow guage freight house, is daily filled
with white and black boys and young men
in swimming. This is a habit that
should not be tolerated. The ferryboat,
the transfer and the other steamers carrying
passengers pass this point many times a
day, and lady passengers are compelled to
listen to all kind of vulgar language, to
say nothing of the exposition of the un
gainly carcasses of this gang of young
rap-scallions. We hope the officers will
give this matter their attention.
Under the head of announcements in
this issue of Tub Bulletin the name of
Hon. A. II. Irvin appears as a candidate
for the office of circuit clerk. This set
tles the great reported question : "Is Ham
Irvin a candidate for circuit clerk?" He
is; and more, he is going to be elected
Mr. Iivin has filled many responsible offices
in this county and in all of them he dis
charged the duties devolving upon him in a
manner satisfactory to his constituents. He
is a man of unquestionable integrity, affable
and pleasing in his intercourse with those
with whom he comes in contact. His quail
fications for the office of circuit clerk are
well known. No man in the county is
better fitted for the position. He is admit
ted to be one of the best clerks in the 6tate.
Aside from the above considerations there
are other good reasons why we prefer Mr.
Irvin to any other man for the office of cir
cuit clerk, and to vhich we shall take occa
sion to refer at sometime in the near future.
It may be said in fact has been said
that the disappearance of a "five dollar
bill" from a stranger's money is hardly a
justification for so much comment, etc.
that in the Shechan affair we made a "moun
tain out of a mole hill," and went beyond
our sphere in attempting, by tracing the
missing money, to throw suspicion upon a
public officer. It is to be regretted that
any person who can justly claim a correct
idea of right and wrong, and who recog
nizes the responsibility of the public serv
ant to those he is paid to serve it is to be
regretted that such a person should reason
so foolishly in the case under con
sidcration, or any other case where
an uct of a public officer
is the matter discussed. It is in
all such cases, not the loss of the dollars
aud cents that should concern us, but the
pkincu'Lk involved, and abaudoued in the
transaction referred to. The right to steal
five dollars means the right to steal five
hundred. Mr. Shechan is a servant of the
people, paid to act in the interest of peace
and good order and to bring to punishment
any and all persons who appropriate anoth
er's property or commit any othet crime
w ithin this city and county. He is a public
man, hence his acts aro public property and
are the proper subject of public criticism
at any time and under all circumstance?,
If he, or any other public servant, in the
course of his daily work, gives ground for
suspicions against his integrity, it, is to
his iuterust and that of the peo
ple, that such ground shoul
be examined; for, whether be he guilty or
innocent, the truth will enable the people
to treat him as he deserves. What we
originally said in the Sheehan matters
was uot a "personal attack" upon that man
but it was simply a plain statement of facts
as they were obtained from a reliable source
We had heard numerous rumors a new
one marly every week calling in question
the integrity of this officer and others but
wo would not publish them. We wauted
proof. In this case, unlike in those of
which we heard almost weekly, the victim
did not leave the city immediately after the
occurrence, for fear of exposure and we
availed ourself of the opportunity, so much
sought for, of learning, from the proper
parties, the truth or falsity of the whisper
ings of official corruption that filled the air.
What we learned, we gave to the public
who have a right to know it
and with the testimony iu the
case, together with all its circumstances
laid plainly and authentically before the
people, we are willing to abide by their
decision. If it can be proven that we
were in the wrong wo will make propor res
titution, but if we were right, (aud we
know we were); then those of our oppo
nents who claim virtue should be ashamed
ot themselves. In either case the people's
judgment will manifest itself in its effect
upon Tub Bulletin and, we feel sure,
will vindicate us In our policy, based upon
tho idea that, to the newspaper in any com
munity, more than to any other agency, be
ings not only the right, but the duty, to
watch, with untiring eye, the affairs of tho
people, and guard them against the fraudu-
ent acts of conspiring officials.
Which Leaves no Doubt of the
Guilt of Officers Sheehan
SWORN STATEMENTS WHICH PROVE
OUR ASSERTIONS CONCERNING
AND WniCH THE ARGUS IS RESPECT
FULLY INVITED TO WRHSTLE
Wo have been accused by mongers upon
the streets, and by tho Argus in a milk-and-water
way, ot being insincere in our
warfare upen wrong. That we are actuated
by motives of self-interest and feelings of
hatred toward those we accuso,
and that notoriety is all we sack.
These weak evidences of malice
do not affect us much. We are con
scious of our own rectitude, and hence can
regard all such small slanders with calm
disdain, while we continue to perform our
duties as we see them plainly before us.
We could not be actuated by selfish mo
tives, for we do not share tho pecuniary
benefits that The Bulletin may derive
from our efforts iu this direction, and it
seems to U3 that having, personally, no
cause, whatever, for ill-feelinsr against
either of the parties in the case under con
sideration.noteriety alone would be very poor
comnensation for the newspaper abuse
of the risks we run. But we" will not con
descend to attempt a lengthy defense of our
motives. We are indifferent alike to the
threats of the guilty and to the sneers of
their apologists. Suffice it to say that in
stead of being actuated by personal hatred,
or a desire for momentary applause, we
sincerely regret that the enormity of
the crime ot which Sheehan and Hogan
stand accused, and our plain duty in the
cose compelled us to take the first step.
We regret it because of the injurious effect
such exposures have upon the reputation
of our city and because of its effect upon
innocent persons who were not
aware of the perfidy of one who
they esteemed. But we believe that
as we should not allow ourself to be' in
fluenced by personal hatred in nuking the
exposure; so neither should we, out of re
gard for the feelings of a few, disregard
the interests of the many, and believing
this we did not hesitate to take the first
opportunity to prcbe the rumors of official
crookedness that have filled our atmos.
phere for so many years. Aud now, hav
ing taken the iniatiatory step in bringing
at least a portion of this corruption to
light, we present, in the following affida
vits, such facts a3 will leave no doubt in
the unprejudiced mind, as to the actual ex
istence in Cairo of a system of official rob
bery unparalleled, perhaps, in the history of
this or any other city, and which points
out the men who have been chief in this
nefarious business for years :
JOHN DAVIS STATEMENT.
State of Illinois, Alexander Co., ( aa
City of Cairo. &s'
I, John Davis, personally appear before
O. A. Osborn, a justice ot the peace of said
county, and do solemnly swear that I was
arrested by Officers Sheehan and Hogan. I
was not informed of the cause of my arrest,
but before being taken to jail, they search
ed me and found $23.65 In money. This
they took from uie, and then offered to give
me back a couple of dollars, and "let me
skip over to Kentucky oc Missouri," if I
"would git, and keep my mouth shut."
When I was afterwards examined before
Squire Robinson, they only reported $14.03,
thus punishing $9 for some honest(?)purpose
which required perjury to support it. When
I kicked against that mean kind of steal
ing, Sheehan swore he would send me up
for ten years. I wish to state that they
have kept all the money $33.63, and never
have given me any part of it, but they
awore they only found $14.03. On return
ing to jail Hogan told ma that I ought to
have taken up his first proposition, and
given up the money.for I might have known
whim he arrested mo I was gone up.
Subscribed and sworn to
before me this 12th day of v"
July, A. D. 1830.
O.A. OsnonN, J. P.
Wholesale and Retail
AND PAINT. AND OIL DEALERS
"Wholesale and Ketail
Drujrs, Paints, Brushes, Window Glass, Brushes, Perfumery
Fancy Goods, Etc., Etc.
KETAIL AND FAMILY
RETAIL and FAMILY
Cor. Eighth Street and
JOHN DUOAN'S STATEMENT.
State ok Illinois, Alexander Co., (
City of Cairo. J 1
I, John Dugau, of Alexander county,
State of Illinois, personally appeared
before O. A. Osborn, a justice of the peace
of said county, and on oath assert and say
that: I was arrested on March 13th, 1930,
by officers Hogan and Sheehan, on the
charge of forgery. I was taken to the Al
exander county jail, where I remained until
March 22nd. I was carried to the store of
of Mr. James Cheeney, where I paid & bill
contracted during February, whilst I was
at work on the railroad. I paid $4$. On
my return to jail, Cheeney sent me a receipt
for only $i8, and on my calling attention
to the discrepancy between the receipt aud
amount paid, was informed that the differ
ence, $10, was given to Sheehan and John
Hogan at their demand, to stop the
prosecution against me. Why this was
done I do not know, as it was not done
by my convent, but it looks as if it was re
ceiving a bribe. Next day I was taken be
fore a magistrate so-called, one Sjuire
Comings, who said he supposed I knew
what I was charged with. On ray answer
ing "only from rumor," Hogan seemed to
interfere, and told the justice to "waive an
examination-' and send nie to jail. All this
the Squire did obediently, and, so far as I
know, there was neither affidavit nor war
rant. There certainly was no examination,
aud I neither heard a witness agaiast me
nor was permitted to examine one for me
in the so-called examination. On the way
back to jail Hogan offered to let me get
away if I would pay him $130, or secure
that amount by mortgage on land I had
which I declined to do, I also heard Hogan
telling Sheehan to "talk" to Jack "(Powell)
for he would have money in a few days."
Subscribed and sworn
to before me this 12th
day of July, A. D. XW).
O. A. Osnonv, J. P.
JACK POWELL a STATEMENT
Statk ok Ills. Alexander Co.
City of Cairo.
I, Jack Powell, personally appear before
0. A. Osborn, a justice of the peace of said
county.and on oath state.that I ws arrested
at the city of Vicksburg, Miss., on Feb,
13th. by officer Hogan, and on the cars at
the depot, Hogan took from my wife $12.00
which I had given her that morning, part
of the wages I had earned on the G. W.
Cheek. Hogan told my wife he would give
me the money,but he has not done so thus far
and he refused to 'give it to me, saying I
had no right to it. He left me at Jackson,
and went to New Orleans, to see Sid Wil
liams. On his return ho told me not to say
anything to the Sheriff about it,
that Williams was the Lest
thief that evur was in Cairo, and as soon as
Schuckers could be got off the force, he
(Hogan) was going to have Williams back
here. I was present when Dugan was
brought before Squire Coming, and hav
ing heard Dugan 's statement as to what
occurred before Comings, and on tho way
back to the jail. I assert that Mr. Dugan
has related the facts just as they occurred.
There is much more of importance that the
public might wish to know, of the methods
of these officers, but I prefer to reserve
further facts for the use of the court.
Subscribed and sworn
to before me this 12th day
of July, A.D. 1880.
0. A. Oshokn, J. P.
The above affidavits we obtained from
the parties whose names they bear, and
who are prisoners in the county jail, hav
ing been placed there at the instance of
officers Hogan and Slieohan. The fact that
they are prisoners awaiting trial does not
lessen their weight, for only in case of con
viction docs such a result follow. Besides,
there could be no possibility of proving
the guilt of the officers named from any
other source, since their unlawful practices
are confined exclusively to this class
ot persons. But that there may
bo no possible doubt concern-
ing the truth of the statuuents contained
iu the affidavits, it may be well to mention
that, after we had obtained them, Mr.
Sheehan went to the prisoners and, showing
much concern, wished to be informed of
our business with them. He got no satisfac
tion from them however, and he went away
sorrowfully. The fact that he showed any
concern in the matter, proves that he
knew that they could, and teare J that they
would, tell some damaging facts about him
Subsequently he and his partner learned of
what we had obtained and the latter, meet
ing us upon the street, told us that
Mr. Sheehan would be justified in shooting
us on sight and that no jury in the county
would convict him. Had Messrs. Sheehan
and Hogan been innocent, how different
would they have acted? They would in
the first place, have felt no interest in what
our business was at the court house, and in
the second placet they would not have
threatened us with force and violence if we
dared to publish the affidavits. We rega-d
them, and so mut every other sensible per
son, as a positive, unimpeachable proof of
guilt, given by only three, out of perhaps
three hundred victims of these bold, bad
Here, then, is the proof, which stamps
two of our oldest officers of the law as
rascals. Here is that which crushes all
those who have dared to applaud them in
their pretended innocence, and against
which the flippant squibs as well as the
strongest defense of the Argus, sink into
merited insignificance. And right
here Ivt us ask why did tho
Argus in its comments upon the efficien
cy of our police force, always single out
these two men, giving them nearly all the
credit for the arrest and imprisonment of
Criminals, while utterly dUregarding the
effectual work of other officers of the force?
We pause for a reply.
The colored citizens of Alexander county
met in mass convention last night for the
purpose of electing delegates to the state
convention to be held at Springfield on the
20th of July, 1880.
M. Jenkins was chosen chairman and G.
W. Tanner secretary. J. J. Bird stated the
object of the meeting, presented the rights
of the colored citizens ot Illinois, read and
explained his letter of declination concern
ing his name being used us a candidate for
McEwen was introduced and stated that
h't had been asked the question "why is it
that the colored citizens are wholly ignored
in this community by white Republicans,."
He answered the question.
On motion a committee of three was
appointed to procure three printed copies
of tho call of the state convention, get
signers thereto, and send same to the con
vention. G.W. Tanner, L. Adams and L. II.
Gooden were appointed as the committee.
Mr. Reeve took the floor and said that
if the convention was called iu the interest
of the Republican party, etc.lie would giv
$3.00 to assist in defraying the expenses
of the delicate. Bird responded.read a let
ter from Gov. folium and the proceedings
of tho colored citizens, Sept. 8th, 1878, and
made a iood speech.
Jno. Reeve paid 2.00 for the purpose of
defraying the expence3.
On motion J. J. Bird was instructed to
cast the vote of the county in the state con
vention. Mr. Thomas was chosen Treasurer.
On motion a committee was appointed to
receive endorsers on the call, authorized to
A motion to adjourn to meet next Satur
day night, was carried.
M. Jenkins, Chairman,
G. W. Tanner. Secretary.
NOTICfc TO SALOON KEEPER3 .
I hereby notify all soloon keepers not to
give or soil my husband, William Frank,
any intoxicating liquors, or I will prosecute
them to the fullest extent of the !aw.
Mrs. William Frank.
v -.jy v