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OFFICIAL l'ALKK OF COUNTY AND CITY
A CHAPTER OF FRAUDS PROM AN UN
PUBLISHED ELECTION HISTORY.
Tho contest for tlio slicrivnlty pf .Jackson
county romnfns undecided. The political sins,
tho nbsoluto violation of law, that Tendered
this contest jioisible, reflects sororcly upon
the actors nnd tlioso who aro seeking to take
Now that tho heal nnd acrimony of tho polit
ical struggle hnvo passed nwny wo aro onablod
to contemplate the facts involved in this con
tot withnn unbiased mind; and, taking such n
viow of them, wo can arrivo at no other con
clufion than that tho good people of Jackson
county owo it to themselves to enforco the de
cision of tho voters as clearly expressed at tho
polls last November. Honest, conscientious
radicals eunfe? that that decision was unmis
takably in favor of James C. Thompson, tho
democrat!'! eandiduto for sheriff; und they do
not attempt todisjfuise their feelings of regret
hud sur(riQ that an attempt should be mndo
to defeat that decision, in part, by tho merest
quibble, and in part by means any conscien
tious man should scorn to employ.
That it may not bo supposed that wo aro
actuated in this matter by political bias, or
personal hostility to thu radical contestants
wo submit a few scraps from tho unpublished
1 i.tory t.f tho election.
hi tho llrst pla'e, it was unfair to deny tho
dr.. jcr.i-y, as the Jackson county court did,
it duo share of tho judges of the election. Tho
canity is undoubtedly democratic, yet tho
party only hud three out of the eighteen or
twenty judges appointed for tho dilfcrent pre
cinct. Coming to tho details of the election,
wo find that in Dagoniu precinct, which was
good for at lemt fifty or sixty democratic ma
jority, the registry lists and poll books wero
t y t rluu-dy und unaccountably stolen on tho
night prr ruling the election. In consequenco
cf this th" radical judges determined that an
election could not, legally, beheld; by which
default the democratic majority was les'cned
at lost fifty or sixty votes. Otic of the throe-
democratic election judges in tho county bo
longed to this precinct.
The radical judges of Dig Hill precinct put
down in their returns tho number of votes
Cast, in figures, Instead of writing them
out at length, us required by the law.
The radical board of can valuers decidtd, how
ever that the variance from the legal form
was net fatal, and included thu vote in tho
generul count until they found the act result
ed in the election of Thompson and the defeat
of liurr, his opponent. Making this discov
ery, two of thu canvassers reconsidered tho
Count, and rejected Dig Hill precinct altogeth
er, thus entirely changing tho result. It is
due tomr. Kcuncday, one of thu board and a
radical, to say that ho deprecated tho rejec
tion of thoKj returns, und peremptorily ro
fused to sign or sanction tho gencrul result as
cyphered out without them.
In Killlon precinct tho judges woro
duly sworn and charged ns to their duty.
The board being unanimously radical, watch
f it democrats warned them not to carry tho
ballot box to thuir homes. In the face of this
admonition they did carry the ballot box to
th''r homes, nnd then at the close of tho elec
tion, certified their own delinquency to the
canvassers I For this reason the judges avail
ing tht-msolvet of their own unfaithfulness
tae vote of Killian was rejected from the gen
eral cuiint, whereby tho democracy were do
fmuJed out of a majority of 20 or 27 votes.
Thus was Thompson defeated I
Of the truth of these statemonU wo have
tho molt positive assurance, and understand
further, that they were sworn to during tho
Tigr of tho contest. "What do honest, up
right radicals think of them? Mr. Iiurr is
sail to bo an honorable man. If so what
ctrangu infatuation impels him to a use of
suh outrngos upon tho ballot box, such a
g'aringubuoof the privllcdge of elective fran
chise, to secure to himself an official position
Conferred by tho people upon unothlr.
INEFFICIENCY AND BRUTALITY OF
OL'R POLICE COURTS.
Thoo who havo read tho Chicago papers
for tho lat few days are porhaps famitiur
with tho circumstances attending tho death
of judgo Aaron Tylor, lata of that place, and
who is characterized by thu committee com
posed of some of tho leading member of tho
legal profession of Chicago "a. un esteemed
and highly respectable momber of tho Chicago
For tho benefit of those who havo not road
about this lamcntablo affair, wo make thofol
lowing brief summary;.
On tho I sth day of Dttcombor, last, judgo
Tyler appeared in ono of tho Chicago police
courts an counsel for a parly accused of keep
ing a disorderly house. Isaac L. Milllkon, I
justice of tho peace, presided over tho court
A femalo witness was boing examined in bo
half of tho prosecution. Questions wero askod
by judgo Tylor on cross-examination, which
tho witness refused to answer or answored
evasively. Ono of the quostions had been xe
pouted several times, when Justice Millikon
told tho witness that the need not answor tho
question again. Thereupon somo remarks
woro used by judgo Tyler which were deemed
offensive by justice Millikcn who ordered him
to sit down. Tho cpunsel and witnesses wore
standing as usual, in that court, around and
near the prisoners' box.- No seats wore pro.
vided Hufilclently near for counsel to occupy
them, and at tho same timo communlcato with
tho prisoner In tho box. Judgo Tylor said If
thoy would bring him a chair ho would sit
down, remarking that Ids place was thoro
whom ho could defend bis client, and ho in
tended to perform his duty. Thereupon jus
tice Millikcn repeated his order to go and sit
t .OiTiccj 245. Washington 'AvenueDemocrat JfaJU
down "over therepolnung thq benenca,.
and at tficTsamo tlmo fined him $5 for con
tempt. Judgo Tyler 'stunrcfuslhk to comply
with tho ordor of tho justice, tho lattor or
dered', tlio. pollceidah to tko him from'' the
room. "Tako him out," said ho';" "take him
away," i.rid according to orio witness, "throw
hlth out." Bovorul policemen "then seized
judgo Tylor and dragged diirn froni.tha ;rpopif
handling nun with great violenco in so doing,
and ono of them choking him whilo three or
four others wero holding. Jbjinjfaht,- j "
jomo of the witnesses alga said that ho was
bcuten during the same timo in tho face. Ho
was taken out into tho hall and down tho
stairway, thence through another room Into
tho lock-up. Ono witness stated that ho was
was badly beaten in tho face. Tho stnlrs wore
covered with blood, nnd blood could bo traced
all tho way from tho top of tho stairs to tho
cell. In tho cell ho was bleeding badly at
tho noso nnd in tho face. On tho Ist'dayof
January instant, Judgo Tylor died, as testified
by the physician attending him, and, as is
evidenced by tho circumstances, from the
effect of tho treatment received In tho police
court under tho direction and in the presenco
of justice Isaac L. Millikcn. Thereupon a
meeting of tho members of the bar of Chica
go was called, at which a committee
was appointed, tho investigations of which
discOTcrcl tho facts we havo declared above.
The prompt nnd energetic action of the bar,
prompted by this affair, has awakened a deep
interest nnd is likely to lead to good results.
We do not publish this history becauso its
tragic and startling character Is calculated to
arrest attention, but for the reason that it
suggests, and Is n striking illustration of tho
truth that under the forms of law, oppression
and outrago may be and are perpetuated.
Does any one suppose that but for his being a
known and esteemed momber of a powerful
profession, Judgo Tyler's wrongs would ever
have been heard of or noticed? Suppose in
stead of him it had been a poor and friendless
stranger, and hundreds such aro yearly
brought before our pollco courts hero and
elsowhere, instead of meeting in such a tribu
nal as justlco Milllken's court, justice temper
ed with mercy which Is the spirit of our law,
he "becomes tho victim of brutal and corrupt
officials who cloak their Iniquitous practices
under thu disguiso which tho blind goddess
which presides in courts, too often furnishes to
those who unworthilv minister at her altars.
It is a fact, lamcntablo In its character and
calling loudly for reformation, that too much
of lawlrtincu, brutality and tyranny is
tolerated in our police courts, and that fro.
quuntly thieve and murdcrders are the so
called conservators of tho laws.
Collated from our latest telegrams.
Some time ago president Johnson prepared
a message to thu sonate, vindicating hit right
to proclaim universal amnesty. Tho text of
this messago was shown to and warmly ap
proved by several conservative statesmen,
but for some reason tho president has not
sent it in. It is understood that mr. Kvarts
and :ur. Seward entirely endorse tho message,
but they advise against forwarding it to tho
senate, on the ground that the resolution of
inquiry to which tho messago responds, was
purely impertinent, and that tho president is
not responsible to tho scnato for any of his
actions, vxecpting in cases of impeachment.
Sio Iluuuljr to UebIa.
A dispatch from " ashington says that tho
Kentucky state agent submitted" cane to tho
second comptroller whether C. S. soldiers
who had, been recruited for tho Union army,
were entitled to bounty. Tho comptroller re
plied as follows: "Thoy aro not. Tho sec
retary of war authorized robol deserters to
enlist in tho United States service on condi
tion that they should not be entitled to boun
ty. This was necessary to prevent rebels from
making a show of desertion, and by enlist
ment in our army to obtain bounty, and then
return with their plunder to the rebel ser
vico. Tho fifteenth section of tho act of July,
18CC, gives tho secretary of war authority to
mako rules and regulations for tho payment
of additional bounty, and disclosing and ac
counting officers aro restricted by those rules
as fully as if they woro part of tho statutes."
Tho comptroller concludes by assorting that
this act will not bear the construction put
on it by mr. Stanberry, attorney.general, who
docldod that rebel deserter who enlisted into
tho United States army, and wore honorably
discharged aro ontitled to bounty as well as
A squad of Kentucky radicals bavo congre
gated at Washington, (who, although small
In point of numbers, really represent their
party in that atate,) for tbo purpose of press
ing on congress an adoption of an amendment
to the constitution making n eg roe voters in
all thi state. Thoy have also formally agreed
to urge general Grant to appoint Joha S. Nix
on, of Covington, Ky., for internal revonuo
Senator Kellogg introduced josterday,
bill authorizing tho government to indorse
the bonds of Louslana. to be Issued and used
in rebuilding tho Mississippi lovees, and of
fering in trust a payment several millions of
acres of Jand which wero originally coded to
tho state by tho foderal government.
BoutlxrM Paclc Railroad.
A resolution was introduced into' tho sen
ate yesterday, calling for a government sur
vey of the proposed routos to tho Pacific. Tho
object of tho resolution is to demonstrate that
the eouthern routo. through Texas and Moil
co, and Santiago on tho Pacific, is superior to
; j;4it6l-iaLJRboms,iOhio Levee,v. Barclay s.Drjig Store.,
VTfl T ATOTT'A UV TO !Q0 - TftUtf H
TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 19,
The senato finance commlttco yesterday,
had 'a long meeting on tho .financial question,
but tho only Important result was tho deter
mination that a bill providing for tho resum
tiorof specio payments andtha funding of
tho'publlc debt should bo drafted.
Amneity and HtifTragc In Vlrglula.
There is ft growing sentiment among con
gressmen In favor of tho proposition of uni
versal amnesty nnd sufirago in Virginia, as
urged by the conservatives and republicans
nc-w In Washington from that state, and tho
delegation has madu friends in both branches
of congress among thoso who wore at first op
posed to thojobjects ndvocated by tho delega
A Into dispatch from Niwhvlllo continues
tho recital of bloodshed and oulraio in that
distracted dominion, as follows:
Acting governor Boynton left for Knox
vlllo Sunday ovening to consult with Urown-
low, and it is understood that general Coop
er, with a number of Tonnessco militia, will
at onco be sent down tho Decatur road, to tho
eceno of tho recent disturbances. Col. John
Brownlow, who Is now in Nashville, soys
there will not bo any negro militia called out,
but that thoso put in tho field will hall from
A few nitrlits since a despcrato ficut oc
curred near Huntingdon, Carroll county, in
which two men, named Steelo and Dutlcr,
were killed, and two others badly wounded.'
Tho affair originated from very trifling cause,
aggravated bv overdoses of whiskey. About
a dozen men participated for a timo in an in
discriminate shooting. The police did not
interfere to stop tho bloody melee.
A shooting affray occurred at Columbia
Sunday morning, between sorno policemen,
in which ono named Fricl was shot in four
placci, and severely If not mortally wounded
Sunday evening a German named Gross
man committed suicido by shooting himself
through tho head. Pecuniary embnrrn-
ment caused tho rash net.
In Sullivan county, a few davs since,
voung man, W. It. A vents, shot himself
through the heart with n pistol. No rauso
assigned for tho act.
A dispatch from Springfield, in this state,
says : "Tho suit In New York, brought by
James L. Lamb, ct al., of this city, against
tho Camden and Amboy railroad, has just
beed decided in his favor, with judgment of
$100,000. Tho suit was brought in 18C1, for
damage by burning up of tho plaintiff's cot
ton, on the road of tho defendants.
Hlioolliig Affair at Marlon.
Mr. T. Corder, pf Jlarlon, Williamson
county, 111., was killed Sunday morning, at
that place, by a pistol shot from tho hands of
Mr. Samuel Cover, who Is alio a resident of
Marion. Tho particulars havo not been re
A radical legislative caucus held in Albany,
Saturday night, decided upon tho nomination
of It. K. Kenton for tho United States sonate,
ho receiving 52 votes to Kdwin D. Morgan's
WONDERFUL DISCO VERIICS AT ST.
Tho work of excavating a foundation for n
pier for tho Mississippi bridge at St. Louis
has led to discoveries that aro full of prom
ise to archaeological inquirers after truth. A
heavy blast set among tho rock, on Saturday
evening, revealed a subterranean passage that
passes under tho river to tho Illinois shore,
with numerous lateral branches. Tho main
passago is about twenty feet high by fifteen
broad, and is systematically arched over
head, part of tho way being cut through solid
rock and presenting ovldenccs of substantial
mnsonry. Tho bottom was much worn as if
by carriage or chariot wheels. Ono of tho
lateral passages loads to a largo chamber sup
ported by leunlng pillars of solid rock. In the
walls wero niches closed with nicely fitting
slabs bearing inscriptions in Ilunlo charac
ters not unllko thoso from tho mines at Nino-
vali. Between tiio niches aro pilastors with
draped Assyrian or Egyptian heads, wrought
with skill and awo-inspiring effect. A hall
from this chamber communicated with an
other, after a descent by a flight of forty-ono
teps. This lust chamber is oval in shape, its
walls being sculptured in magnificent bas re
lief nnd Runic inscriptions. Ono of tho groups
of character is boliovcd to represent Ahasheu.
rus crowning qucon Elizabeth, and another
that of Luko Douteronomy going into captiv
ity. Tho entiro discovery speaks of a period
at least forty-four centuries boforo the advent
If (his is not a canard of wondorful propor
tions, wo shall look with anxiety for fur
ther disclosures. Tho 'Republican,' from
which paper wo gather tho abovo facts, says
that tho most intense excitomont prevails
among tho scientific men and antiquarians of
tbo city, and that tho most searching invcstl
gatlons will bo pushed immediately.
SAW Mllili OF . T. ROSS,
COKNEH OP LOCUST AND SECOND 6THEET,
! umber at All Kind on Hand, and Cut
Slab Wood on Hand and for Sale Low.
At the Saw Mill of K. T. I! 033, corner of Levco and
poconq uroct. Jnuisatf
Q WRITS AFLOAT.
The undersigned caught aflot In tho Ohloilver, on
Saturday the ltlli Inst., a barrel of liquid marked "Old
can obtain the name,
tub owner, vy proving properiy nu paving ennrgei,
0AIHO DRY D.O0K,COMPANX, .
Cairo, IJ nnoiw.
Steamboat and Barges Dockcii;
Itcpalr.s Done at SUort -Aeucc
AND IN TUB UE3T PoHSIULH MANNKK.
Steamboat Lumber on Hand.
Ilepmlrlnson Lore Attended to.
OTICE TO BONDHOLDERS.
Notice Is horfliy gln to me noiucra oi ji
HondiofllKifitTof Cnlro, thl the sum of nine thou.
Mn.l,elKlit humlreil ami thirty ilollart iw.swi n
been placed In a nlnklnx futui for the redemption or
mid pwtilue llondi, amppclfled under ordinance 7j,
upprored January flit, 1st. .....
1 Will l IU unril'liuiiiu '"J w... ' i 1
iry , Ml, U recelre propo-als for thn Kile of ucli
anils to the city, In tho manner prpyldejl for In sec-
linn, It In the citr.
tionS of xnlil ordinance
DRY GOODS, ETC
Wholesale and IleUll Dealer In
Fancy and Staple
X H. T2T O
K00TS ASI) SHOES,
HATS AXD CArS,
Genu' FarnUhlng Goadi,
LADIES DRESS GOODS, SUA WLS,
IlliuikctM, CuMMinicrcH ami Jcuiih
...... 17 c.
Ilravjr Ilrowu Domestic......
500 Uent'a Hat at...
(OMveeH 3 C C AC tl
A Splendid Line of
WHITE GOODS AXD EMBROIDERIES
Iluyern will do well to eall and
before purchatlng elsewhere.
examine my (took
It. II. CUNNINGHAM.
Ko. AS Ohio Levee.
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
In the Circuit Court of Aleiander county, Illinois
April Term, 1GU.
William II. Shutter v. Michael Hewett-In AtUih-
ment. Demand t&ii 61. ....
Notive s hereby given to you, the said Michael
Heweit, that a writ of attachment haa been iued out of
thvotlVn of tlm clerk of tho circuit couitnf ald coun
ty f Alexander, At the null of the ild William I Mint
ler, and agalnit the eitato of you, the raid Michael
Ilewctt. fornix hundred und Ufly-flvo and CMOO dol-
larn, dlnctl to the nherltl of Mid county to exix-ute,
uhlchald writ has been re turned by raid cherilfeu
dored, "No properly found of defendant's: nerved on
Jaenli I.ehning n garnishee; defendant not found."
Now link you, tho mid Michael Ilewctt, xhall - r
onallr 1 anil appear lo'fore the circuit court of mild
county on the tirnt day of the next term thereof, to Ui
holdi-u In tho city of Cairo, In raid county, on thn nrt
Monday in ine monwi 01 aphi nen, gun (ircini ijuii
ml nlead to i.aid action. ludKmeiit will be entere.1
against you in favor of tho (alii plaintiff and thn prop.
ertv aTiaenei ioi'i iuphiibiv iiionAinr tiiun-uRi..
Ceiro. Illlnoln. January 11. 1S09.
1. 1. Ilutler, riaiutilTa Attornoy. Jonlldftw
STATK OF ILLINOIS, "I
Aloxnndor County, '
In the Circuit Court of Alexander county, Illinois,
April Term, WC.
William 11, l'urcell and Ollbert II. Oreely, partner eu?.
doing bualnen under tho firm name or "I'urrell A
Oreely." v. David A. llunton In Attachment. De
mand f 113 00. , , ..
Notice i hereby given to yon, tho ald David A. llun
ton, that a writ of attachment ha been ued out of the
nm nt the clerk of the circuit court of aald Alexander
county. at the ult of tho raid l'urcell A flreelv, and
againtt the etate of you, the id David A. llunton, for
one hundred and thirteen dollar. uireviei 10 me
heriifof raid county to executp, which raid writ luui
been returned by raid rherifTexecuted.
Nowuule you.lheuld David A. llunton, aliall per
onally Ihi and appear before the circuit court of said
county on the first day of the next term thereof, to be
holdeu in the city of Cairo, in tld county, on the first
Monday in the month of April next, give special bail
and pUad to aaid action, judgment '.rill bo entered
agaiutt you in favor of the raid plaintiff and the prop
erly atUohed sold to satufy the same with costs.
' JOHN Q. JIAI.MAN, Clerk.
Cairo, Illinois, January IS, ls9.
Allen, Webb A liutler, IMalntitfs Attorneys,
Q1IANGE OF FIRM.
C. F. YKAOKR CO.,
Having purchased the entire stock and fixture of
Aug. Korsmeycr, are prepared to do all kind of
Gal and Steam Fitting
In a neat and workmanlike manner. We are aho pre
pared to repair all klndiofOas fixtures. nnd by our
proces of brouilng and gilding make them In every
particular as good as new. Thoje havlnr uch fix
F. . iii rtlrA iim & eAllAatiaftkeiion iruarau-
teed In all coses.
n mukkji r.
PRINTING! BILL HEADS.
Printed at the office of the Cairo Bulletin.
Of Kvery Deacripttoo,
Printed at the office oflhe Cairo Bulletin.
JOHN H., 0BERLY.& CO.
) GRAIN ELEVATOR.
aMIY. CKNTHAL KLKVATOR , .
Ready for Itccclvltiy nil Kinds of Grain
From enri nnd delivering tho niunn'ollher In bags or
bulk on Irt ryes or Wat.
ThoKlctatori owned and will Im managed by the
same parties nw nlng and managing tho Central Eleva
tor at Chicago. ,
All grain rueeivea ny us win do
IitHpcctetl hihI tirades! '
llv an Innnector annointed hr the 1.0. 11. It. Co. Por
tho pretvnt oenkon, Mr. J. II. Illoomneld, who ha
w:ted In the nmo capacity during the.p,-wt iiimmer nt
Dunlolthvrith iomuch aatiffaction tonli partlen, will
Iki tho lnpoctor.
Ail gram win oyni 1110 owner a nK ui uaiimu uvm
flro and hentlug.
HA.TK.H OF BTOKAOK.
necdving nnd delivering to barge, grain In pood or
der, including morngii noiio cxcccu aiunji,
Storngo for each additional five days, or part thereof,
Itecelvlng nnd delivering to barges, "unbound" grain
inciuiiiiiK auirogonoieju-'eeuiiiK iituuhji-, inunui"
Storago for every additional fivodayx, or part thereof,
ono cvnipcr uu'iiei.
Ilagglng nnd tying hng, one-half cent rerbtHicl.
llnirging and cowing lg, one cent per bushel.
we puriKNip to couunoourcnive" mriiiui i m r.'u
oo grain. J.AK. IlU(JKINiHA.M.
auo of ifrnln
i.siro. 111.. .isn. 1.
lllK Mnrttljr. '-
ill Mn1 M-Alr.l.A.1 Tormw. nn.h nil dalivorr. Dcllr
cred free toall tmrtn of.th; c'ty. Yard and oltlce,
Commercial Aver.ue, iletwecn Tenth and
(Lttecoal yard of McDonald A Prlft.)
janlldtf CA.IIIO, 1I.T..
OH EVERYTHINO IN
I THE BOOH LINE
dec2l'f4tf No. 100 Comxxrcul Avxnct.
EW ARRIVALS! NEW ARRIVALS
CHRISTMAS AXD NEW YEAR'S GOODS
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!
132 Couiiiiurciitl Aveuue,
Informs the cltitens of Cairo nnd vicinity that In) las
on hand one of the larxest an I iMst aborted stock of
Dry (ioodn, Fancy (ioods and Notiorw,
In Southern Illinois, which he otters at prices that will
We will sell 1'rints, fur h-t brands, nt from...8 t
Yarilwlde Illeu-'hed iliullll at li,Vj
Heavy yard wide wheeling nt 13c
All-wool Flannel at .. M
White lllanketx per intlr, at..
Wra silo all-wool dollbld ShuwU lit...- 4 13
New stjle ladle' Cloaks nt 11 lOund upwards
flood Llnseysat - - 3J
KleK-uit and ery heavy cliaMfrabln and M-
ured I'oplius, per )ard, froiiu.... 13toti
Hilk I'upllns t- . .. 7ii
(Jol jard- id Merino at IU
A Ury as.ortment of
ltluck and Colored Alnncas at 2u coU
And iiumerous other i)lo of Dreiw Ooo.li corre
All-linen Handkerchiefs at
All-linen Toweling, per yard, al,
(foo-l Table I.luen
Irioh Linen, yard wlite.,.,
All-wool Sock ...,,...,...
iMlirs .-.leriiiu nose
Merlua unuersiurtsanu Drawers .
Also, a largo assortment of
ar.xioy GsoodLsvT"' '
'fiucha ' f ' '
LACES, ' v
R III HONS, r sfeiw
Alexander Kid Oloves ...,.....,..$1 in
FrencU Corl. .. 1 00
And all other Goodi eorrttpomlingly lo.
It i therefore to tho interest of every persoubuyiua;
good to call at
133 G'oramcrcJuI Avcaue,
Before buying elsewhere, as money lavodi owaoy
mTtmiiklul for the liberal patronage heretofore ex
tended to u, wo hopo to receive the r.me in future.
HUNTING, OF ALL KINDS,
At tlie OOoo of tko Cairo DulleUu,
Jan. IS, KK0-K