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TIIE DAILY BULLETIN
OIHm: Bulletin Building, Washington ATenna
KNTB&SD AT THE POST Of tlC IN CAIRO, IL
LINOI8, AS 8B00MD-0LAU MATTIB.
OFKiOiAii PA.PKR OF CITY AND COUNTY
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice lnthUeolurao. eight centa per line for
lint anil five cuiim per line each aulxcqueut inter
lion. Fur olio month, 50 centa por Hoe.
at Do Baun's 50 Ohio Leycc.
lee, Wholesale and Retail.
I am now prepared to soil ice by tho car
load, or by tho pound at prices beyond
competition. My wagonB will run to all
parts of the city during summer, serving
ice to customers in quantities to suit.
Orders for car-load lots will receive prompt
attention. My ice is Ture Lake Ice, from
the Kankakee Ice Co.,Kankakee, 111. Tel
ephone No. 2. F. M. Ward.
Fevers and Intermittents of all kinds
are speedily relieved and entirely cured by
using Wright's Iudian Vegetable Tills. (5)
Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Restorer is the
marvel of the ago for all Nerve Diaoascs,
All fits stopped free. Send to 031 Arch
ttreet, Philadelphia, Fenn.
Howe Scales aro guaranteed in every
particular, to bo the bcHt made. Borden,
Selleck & Co,, General Agents, Chicago,
Oysters by the Can
at Do Baun's 50 Ohio Levee.
Use Toe Cairo Bulletin scratch books,
tor sale at tho office, 1200 No. 3 book
leaves to the dozen books. 10 cents each
or 1.00 per dozen.
in cans at De Baun's.
For Sale at Greenfield's Landing,
I offer for sale my store house, residence,
and three acres of laud. The store is 19x
70, and dwelling comprises 5 rooms and
kitchen. Tho location is first-class for busi
ness. A county road passes on each side ot
the place. For particulars apply to
John Tanner, Greenfield's Landing, Mo.
Fresh arrival of Select Oysters at Avin
ger&Tbarp's Restaurant and European Ho
tel, Ohio Levee, next to City National Bank,
every day, and served up- to order in the
best style, cooked or raw, at any hour of day
or night. Also for sale at lowest market
prices, by can or quart, for family use.
in cans at De Baun's.
A Fine Farm
TO LEASE FOR A TERM OF TEARS.
I will lease my farm at Pulaski 10 miles
from Cairo, to a good tenant for a term of
years. The farm Is rich bottom ana tim
bered upland, good for fruit and early
gardening; two living springs of water that
have shown no signs of failing this present
diy season; new two-story dwelling of 7
rooms within five minutes walk of railroad
depot, postoftice and telegraph office;
mineral water as good as tho best can be
obtained by dnving. At a little expense
a fish pond fed by living water can be
made and stocked with native fi9h. The
wheat crop this season yieldod 15 bushels
to the aero and corn will yield 30 bushels to
the acre. As a dairy farm, the place is un
equaled. New farm implements, cows,
horses, etc. will be Bold with tho leaso it
desired. Parties are invited to viBit tho
place or address me by letter.
E. M. Lowe, Pulaski, Ills.
Enquiries may be made atTiiE Bulletin
office or of J. II. Metcalf, Cairo, Ills.
at De Baun's 50. Ohio Levee.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS
Notice In tlienn eninmni, ten cent per lino,
ttcu inieruoD. jnarxea
Hattio S. an elegant small Havana
cigar, at Schuh's.
A house tor rent. Enquire of E. E
Ellis, 77 Ohio levee. "
Young Charley Nash was examining a
cartridge with a pocket knife on Saturday,
when it exploded and tho powder burnt
one of bis eyes so badly that it is feared
blindness will ensue.
-For tho latest styles of stiff and soft
hats go to A. Marx, The Clothier, 61 Ohio
If you want first-class boarding call at
the Germania House, Restaurant, corner
Poplar, Tenth and Washington avenue.
Judge Harker has been compelled to
submit to another surgical operation upsn
his injured arm which is still in a very bad
condition. He will be unable to attend to
the duties ot his office for some time to
come, hence it is likely that there will bo
much delay in the judicial business in
some or th counties in this district.
It is reported that at a meeting of the
liberal party In the house ot commons it
was decided upon that tho EarlofDunra
wn, during his coming v'uit to the United
States, should present the other Bide of the
case if Mr. Parnell came here with the ob-
tonf it umlrinrr iwnnmrv HI ft frnm T.
A hahmIammm 4i Mvilsinr tlijft T.arwt T r
Charley Schoenmeyor'a Germania Res
taurant furnishes excellentmoals and board
ing. Thoro it nn better table wt 'In any
restaurant in town.
For Ladies' and Gents' fine shoes go to
The Argus is wrong when it says that
"The Biiixktin docs not tire of reiterating
that the marine hospital occasions tho pres
ence in this city of Bick strangers." The
Bulletin, though as perfect as things
usually aro in this world of imperfections,
is still mortal. Therefore it docs tiro of a
fruitless effort to infuse a meagro fact into
the cranium of an apparently wilfully ob
Just received all lato styles of Spring
Bottom cassimero pants at A. Marx's, The
Clothier, 01 Ohio Lcvcc.
TwoPaducahboyB, named respectively
Nance and Robertson, about fifteen to eigh
teen years of age, were captured in tho
city by Deputy Marshal Traber Artcr yes
torday. Tbry had run away from their
homes; but a dispatch from tho marshal of
Paducah to Marshal Myers was tho means
of interrupting their (light. Their fathers
catuo down on tho boat yesterday afternoon
and took them home.
Tho funeral of little Josephine Stuart
took placo Sunday afternoon, but the re
mains were not taken to Villa Ridgo by
train in accordauco with previous arrange
mcnt,bocause the company refused to receive
them without a certificate from tho
attending physician, who had unfortunately
been called away from tho city and could
therefore not furnish it in tuno. A num
ber of buggies wcro therefore procured and
the funeral started for Villa Ridge accom
panied by a largo number of f nonds.
Tho circuit court was convened by
Judge Baker at tho court houso yesterday
morning. Only two cases of any import
ance wero disposed of. Theso were Frank
Caublo, who was admitted to bail in the
sura of five thousand dollars; and Joseph
Verse, charged with larceny, who was re
leased on a writ of habeas corpus. Mes
srs. Mulkey & Leek were attorneys for tho
defense in both cases. Tho court adjourn
ed sine die about noon, setting the begin
ning of the next term for December 5th.
Tho maximum temperature for six
teen hours preceding threo o'clock p. in.
yesterday, (Washington time) were as fol
lows: Chattanooga, Tenn., 79; Cincinnati,
Ohio, 79 ;J Davenport, Iowa, 77; Dubuque,
Iowa, 76; Keokuk, Iowa, 88; LaCrosse,
Wis., -70; Leavenworth, Kas., 87; Louis
ville, Ky., 80; Memphis, Tenn., - ; Nash
ville, Tenn., ; Omaha, Neb., 70; Pitts
burg, Pa., 79; Shreveport, La., ; St.
Louis, Mo., 91; St. Paul, Minn., 64;VickB-
burg, Miss., ; North Platte, Neb., 77;
Yankton, Dak., 09; Bismarck, Dak., 03;
Dodge City, Kan., .
The small-pox Is on a boom at Coving
ton, and some fifty cases are reported in the
Commonwealth, the editor of which states
that the Board of Health has been instruc
ted not to report any more cases. This indi
cates something like an rpidemic. Tho
loathsome disease is traveling all over the
country and has possession of nearly all
tho principal cities. It may, or it may not
reach us, but to" be oti the safe side should
it bo introduced here, would it not be well
for the city council, at its meeting Monday
night, to take some steps toward procuring
some genuine vaccine matter, and having
all those citizens vaccinated who arc liable
to contract small-pox? .Wo hopo they will
give this matter some consideration, as it is
a very important one Paducah News.
It is said that "constantly dropping
wator wears the stone." This is no doubt
true; but wo imagino that water would
have a hcreculean job to wear through some
editor's Bkulls. The Bulletin has been
trying for severaldays to make theArgus un
derstand that no charity cases whatever are
admitted at the Marine Hospital, but that
all such aro treated at St. Mary's hospital,
by tho Sisters of the Holy Cross. Every
citizen in town understood this "all along;"
but, though it has been published time and
again, tho Argus still talks of tho marino
hospital, "where the majority of charity
cases aro provided for by private subscrip
tion." Such obtusencsB is really getting to
bo painful and wo feel liko abandoning tho
caso asja hopeless one.
According to Prof, llilgard, perhaps,
tho greatest living authority on cutton, Mis
sissippi, on 2,093,330 acres, produces 055,-
808 bales. Georgia, devoting 2,017,138
acres to tho staple, stands next in tho order
ot production, her product for the census
year being 814,441 bales. Texas comes
next, with 2,173,731 acres, and 803,043
bales. Alabama follows, with 2,830,08G
acres, and 699,054 bales. Then comes Ar
kansas, with 1,042,970 acres and 608,250
bales; South Carolina with 1,304,249 acres
and 522,548 bales; Louaiana with 864,789
acres and 508,569 bales; North Carolina
with 893,153 acres and 389,598 bales; Ten
nessee with 723,569 acres and 330,044 bales;
Florida with 245,503 acres and 54,097
bales; Missouri with 33,711 acres and 19,
733 bales; Indian Territory with 85,000
acres and 17,000 bales; Virginia with 24,
000 acres and 11,000 bales, and Kentucky
with 2,607 acres and 1,367 bales.
The Argus is mistaken in defining its
own position for a week or more past when
t says that it has all along been contend
ing "that tho burden of privato charity
should be born by tho city." Tho Argus
nw "contended all along" that sick paupers
were allowed to Buffer in our streets without
receiving attention and has iunokkd "all
lmg that they wero being cared for in
omo way. Bo far from "knocking the pins
from under W by puWUn,ng tho ,RcU
with regard to th number and character
CAIRO BULLETIN: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1881.
of patients cared for at the hospital, The
Bulletin has gamed stronger ground lor
its position. Tub Bulletin did not say,
as intimidated by tho Argus, that tho ma
jority of tho charity cases sent to St. Mary's
hospital wero not paid for by private sub
scription. Tns Bulletin has contonded
all along that a very great number ot suf
fering poor -WERE HEINO PROPERLY CARED
for, and that both tho city and county au
thorities provided means for doing
so, only this and nothing
more. Tho Argus' memory
is very defective.
THE CITY ATTORNEYSHIP.
Perhaps everybody in the city is ac
quainted with "the Cunningham election
case," which dates back from the last muni
cipal election held on tho 19th day ot April,
this year. Everybody knows that Mr. J.
R. Cunningham made the raco for city at
torney in that election and received seven
hundred and ninety votes, or sixty-lour
more than wcro cast for Mr. W. E. Hen
dricks, who was voted for in spite of his
declaration that ho would not make tho
race. Mr. Cunningham was, of course,
elected; but ho was not a licensed attorney
and could therefore not qualify for the of
fice, which was so declared by tho city
council at its meeting on the 22d of April,
in the following resolution:
"And, inasmuch as tho said Justus It.
Cunningham, who received a majority of
the votes cast for city attorney, is, under
tho laws and ordinances and by virtue of
not being a licensed attorney, ineligible to
hold or perform the duties of said office, it
is hereby declared that no person was legal
ly elected city attorney at said election."
Mr. Cunningham felt himself insulted ;
he was satisfied that tho council had dono
him wrong. Manyofhhi friends likewiso
indulged in severe criticisms of the council,
saying that, under chapter 14, article IV,
section 57, it was that body's duty to "ex
amine and canvass tho same (the returns)
and declare the result of tho election, etc."
They further held that the city council had
the right only "of judging of tho election
and qualification of its own members,"
under chapter 24, article III, second 34.
Mr. Cunningham of course shared this be
lief and, being urged on by his friends,
went into the circuit court and commmenc
ed a mandamus suit against tho council
with the intention, of compelling that body
to declare hW election. But Mr. Cunning
ham was defeated in this action by the cor
poration counsel and since then un
til now it was believed thaf
ho had succomed.
It appears now, however, that, instead of
having resigned himself to what appeared
to be his fate, he, together with several of
his friends, has been indefatigiblu in his
effort to provide himself with tho papers
which would compell recognition from the
courts and the council. Ho has now ob
tained these documents and has returnoi
to tho attack with greater vigor and better
weapons than ever. These documents con
sist of u certificate ot good moral character
signed by three worthy citizens; a certi
ficate of two years study in the law office
of the late state's attorney of Pulaski coun
ty, James Anderson, with affidavit of J. R
Cunningham attached; a certificate of nine
months study in tho law office of Judge J. H.
Mulkey, and last but all important, a li
cense "to practice law in all the courts of
record in tho fitate of Missour." This docu
ment was procured by Mr. Cunningham
on the 15th instant, through the influenco
of friends, from Judge J. 1). Foster, judge
of the circuit court of tho tenth judicial
circuit of Missouri, and reads as follows:
Tu whom U umy cuncurn:
Whereas, Justus R. Cunningham, after
having tiled his application for license to
practice law with tho clerk of tho circuit
court ot Pcnniucot county, in the statu ot
Missouri, fifteen days before tho first ;lay of
September 1881 of said circuit court.
Whereas, At said term of said circuit
conrt, he produced to said court satisfactory
testimonials ot good moral character and
underwent a Btrict examination in open'
court by judge of said court and regularly
licensed attorneys present, it was then and
there ordered by Baul circuit court that ho
bo liconsed to practice lawiu all the courts
of record in tho stato of Missouri. A truo
copy. J. D. Foster,
judge of tho circuit court, 10th judicial
circuit oi Missouri.
AtteBt with tho law of t said
court, W. J. Hudson, clerk.
With tho exception of tho Beal of tho
stato, tho abovo is a faithful copy of tho
document in Mr. Cunningham's possession,
and to it is also attached the following
State ok Mo., i
Count v ok Penniscot, f '
I, J. II. Cunningham, having boon, by
l. - ! ii . . ' , i
mo circuit coun oi nam county, licensee!
as an attorncy-at-law, do solemnly swear
that I will support tho constitution of tho
United States and the constitution of tho
state of Missouri, and that I will faithfully
1 . 1 A ' A ,t .
demean myseii in my practice to me best
of my knowledge and ability, so help mo
God. J. R. Cunningham.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this
15th day of September, A. D., 1881.
In testimony whereof I have hereto sot
my hand as clerk, and affixed tho seal of
said court at my oflico in Gayoso, the day
and year aforesaid.
w. J. Hudson, Clerk.
Thoro appears to be no doubt, but that
Mr. Cunningham can practico in tho courts
of this Btato undor the license obtained in
the stato of Missouri, for chapter 13 ; section
8 of tho statutes says:
"Any person producing a llconso or othor
satisfactory vouchor proving that he hath
been regularly admittod an attorney, in
any court of record within tho United
States, and obtaining a certificate of pood
moral cimracier, as required In tho proceed
ing section, may be licensed and permitted
to practico as a counsellor and attorncy-at-law
in any court, in this state, without ex
amination." It is expected that Mr. Cunningham's
case will como up at tho December term of
the circuit court court, in this county,' and
that there will be Bomo interesting proceed
ings in the matter.
TO STATE'S ATTORNEY DAMRON.
State's Attorney James M. Damron found
it necessary to tako up half a column of
valuable space in yesterday's evening pa
per, in reply to a lew statements of fact
made by The Bulletin within tho last
lew days concerning the character and
manner of conducting certain cases in our
Mr. Damron begins with a slur and a
statement that shows him to entertain a
wrong conception of the character of his
"business." Ho calls tho editor ot Tns
Bulletin a "meddlesome editor" who has
"seen fit to cxerciso himself considerably
about my (Ihb) business."
It seems that Mr. Damron has yet to
learn that he is a public servant, whose offi
cial acts are not "my business" but the
public's business and proper subjects for
criticism at all times. It seems also that
Mr. Damron has yet to learn what the pro
per functions of a news paper aro. To in
form tho people of Jlie actions of their pub
lic servants and to point out their objec
tionable features if there aro any, is not
"meddling," but a solemn duty which no
newspaper can neglect without forfeiting
the right to the name it bears.
Secondly, Mr. Damron says that TnE
Bulletin charged him with conducting of
late a number of malicious prosecutions
agtinst Mrs. Mary Walker. "This is not
true," says Mr. Damron, "Mrs Walker was
but a nominal defendant in these cases
Mr. Harry Walker was the real
Wo stand corrected. Mrs. Walker was
but tho nominal defendant and Mr.
Harry Walker was the real
defendant. This is all tho correction that
Mr. Damron deems it necessary to make in
defending himself against tho charge of
conducting a malicious prosecution. But
is he bo easily satisfied? Can he not go
beyond this trivial point? Ho must know, if
he knows anything that the vital question in
the Walker prosecution was not whether it
was conducted against Mr. Walker or Mrs.
Walker; the vital question was whether
said prosecution was malicious or not. In
view of the fact that one police court re
fused to try the cases because they were
prompted by malice, and that a jury of six
in another court found tho defendant "not
guilt)'," partly on the ground that the prose
cution was malicious, Tun Bulletin feels
safe in reiterating the charge
that Mr. Damron did conduct
a malicious nt-ETT!'s in
the Walker case, which v t .c :i,mi being
creditable to him, au(f certainly not worthy
of "the indorsement of the h im-st think:;''
class of the county."
Third, Mr. Damron sars: "Another
charge is, that it is my fault that tho mur
derer Virgil Hays is at large. This I can
prove to be untrue by every one who knows
the facts." Mr. Damron is somewhat in
error as to what The Bulletin charged.
Tiik Bulletin charged that
tho prosecution of the murderer Hays was
carelessly conducted ; that during the trial
of the murderer Hays, States Attorney
Damron was conducting tho malicious
prosecution in tho Walker case, ami that
"tho horde of roaming murderers was
swelled by one more, prohaiily through
tho carelessness of prosecuting attorneys."
Theso wcro tho utterances of The Bulletin
in discussing the important criminal cases
that have occupied tho courts ot the city
during tho last few days, and The Buli.e
tin is prepared to reiterate them
word for word. Mr. Damron will
observe that The Bulletin used very mild
terms in its criticisms it would have been
justified in using much harsher ones. If
Mr. Damron will but reflect for a moment
ho will at once seo that The Bulletin's
remarks reflecting upon him wero only too
just. Tho Hays case being a state caso of
tho gravest character, it was Mr. Damron 's
duty to prosecute it, not City Attorney
Hcndrick's. But Mr. Damron never entered
tho court room during tho trial. Rather
than neglect tho malacious prosecution of
Mr. Walker, ho would neglect tho proso
cutionof tho negro murderer Hays, en
trusting this latter caso to Mr. Hendricks
That Mr. Hendricks conducted tho proso
cution entrusted to him badly, any ono,
evon with less knowledge of law than Mr.
Damron has, at times, displayed, knows if
ho knows tho facts, and Mr. Damron will
not deny that he neglected tho case, for ho
was not in attendanco at all. Hence The
Bulletin feels justified in reitera
ting what it said in Sun
day's issuo:" That tho horde of
murderers was swollod by ono more, proba
bly THROUGH THE CARLE88NEHS OK PROSECU
TING attorneys. That Mr. Damron uiado
noble efforts to make up for his and Mr.
Hondrick'g neglect in tho first trial of Hays,
Is admitted ; but Mr. Damron must not
charge tho dofcat of theso efforts upon tho
icads of tho officers and tho police magis
trates. This is wrong. Mr. Damron, with
his vast knowledge of law, should know
bettor than to do this. He ought to know,
being a man loarnod in legal lore, that
is one of the fundamental
principle of tho law of this country, that
no person shall bo put in Jenpnrdy of his
life, liberty or property more than once for
the same offense. Hays bad been tried,
and, "probably through the carelessness of
prosecuting attorneys," discharged by a
competent court of law. The law
declared that ho couldnot be again
tried in a police magistrate's or justice's
court for the same offense, and the
officers laid themselves liable to prosecu
tion for detaining him, under the circum
stances. Mr. Damron says that The Bulle
tin charged that "he left tho city about this
time." This is not truo. What The Bul
letin did say was : "It was the intention
of Officer Duakcr to take the case before
Judge Yocum who arrived in town yester
day, (Saturday) but upon search it was
found that both the prisoner and the prose
cuting attorney had left town the former,
who had been released, ol course, left for
his safety, the latter left for a visit to friends
or relatives. And this was true.
In conclusion now we wish to congratu
late Mr. Damron upon his determination to
"enforce tho criminal code in this county
as ho thinks will serve the best interests of
the law abiding citizens, and that without
respect to race, color, or social standing."
If Mr. Damron will use only tho
most ordinary gl scime and good judg
ment in carrying out this determination,
and we doubt not that he will uudeavor to do
so, whether he succeeds or not, he will de
serve and receive the plaudits of the g od
people and ot The Bulletin ; but if Mr.
Damron will cast a reflective eye back upon
his official career in this county, he must
arrive at the conclusion that others have ar
rived at long before this, thaJ in tho past,
he has, at times, loved to prosecute not
wisely but too well.
Capt. A. J. Bird returner! Sunday from
a short visit to Paducah.
Mr. John II. Barton, of tho Free Press,
was in Cairo on business yesterday.
Mrs. W. B. Harvey, of Washington, III,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Casper Yost, in
Mr. II. F. Potter, of tho Argus, hai gone
north for a new days.
Mr. Marcus Bernath, of Philadelphia, is
in tho city visiting his brother, Joseph.
Mrs. George O. Wichcrt left on Monday
morning for St. Louis on a visit to friends.
Mr. Wichert expects to follow soon and
purchase fixtures and stock for his now
tobacco store in the Kcano building.
It was rumored last night alwiut half
past eleven o'clock,upou authority of the
telegraph operator here, that a dispatch had
passed over the wires to St. Louis, stating
that the president had died soon after
The last dispatch which arrived hero was
at 6 p. m., and read as follows :
Tho gravity of tho president's condition
continues. There has been no aggravation
of symptoms since tho bulletin was issued.
He lias slept most of tho time ; coughing
but little and with more case. The spula
remains unchanged. A sufficient amount
of nourishment has been taken and retain
ed. Temperature 03.3, pulse 102.
ALEXANDER COUNTY, SEPTEMBER IOtH,
City of Cairo to E. F. Metcalf; deed,
datod Juno 16th. 1881. for undividod half
of lot numbered two, in block numbered
throe, in Railroad addition to tho city of
Ellen Brown, heiress at law of Thomas
Fox deceased, and husband, to Thomas Da
vis; warranty deed, dated May 25th, 1870,
for northwest quarter, section twenty-ono,
twonahlp fifteen, south range two west, in
Botorved for tho
i. BURGER BRO.
lias lad a good timo during vacation. Ho
will need a good pair of loota or shoos in a
few days and start to school, which will
cost him from f t .50 to $2.50 and also
a suit of decent clothes which he can buy
for f MM).
AT O. HAYTIIOUN'S.
(ray Hairs are Honorable but their
premature appearance is annoying. Park
er's Hair Balsam is popular for cleanliness
and promptly restoring the youthful color.
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two hake pant andlwa griddlee: will t
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butii ludall modern Improvement!.
Terme $i.SO to II.JOpci dty, Recording to loca
tion of room.
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