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DIRECTORY, 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES 



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CITY of SHAWN EETOWN 



1872- 



WITH A BRIEF KKFERENCK TO THE 

RESOURCES OF GALLATIN COUNTY. 



.sHAWNEETOWN: 

prr.LTSHKD BY fir. W. LUSK, MERCURY OFFICE. 

FOR GLASS & CO. 

1872. 



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SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 



We have in connection with the Honse a fine 



LIVERY STABLE, 



and are prepared to furnish at all tinjes good BUGGIES and 
CARRIAGES. 



DR. J.W. REDDEN, 



WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN 



DRUGS 



-AND- 



MEDICINES, 

PAINTS, 

OILS, ^^ 

VARNISHES, 




—AND— 



GARDEIT SEEDS, 

Main Street, - 

SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 



G. W. GORDON. 



R. A. STERLING. 



J. S. GREER. 



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SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 



Thej' have con.stantly on liaufi one of the largest and best 
selected stocks of 

ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE 



west of Cincinnati, and are i)repared to furnish Monuments and 
Tombstones in the best style, and with despatch. They employ 
none but the most experienced workmen, and use onl}' the best 
material. 



H. O.IXH KKR. 



.). M. rEKPJ.KS. 



DOCKER & PEEPLES 



DEALERS IN 








GROCERIES, 



MATTEESSES and CARPETS 



FURNITURE A SPECIALTY. 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 



JOS. p. HULL, 

Carriage-Maker 

AND EEPAIEER, 

1^^ NORTH STREET, bet. main and market, 

One 'Door ires/ o/' Peeples <t' Ttldf/ways Tobftcco 
Warehouse, 

SHAW'NEETOVV^N ILLINOIS. 



ALL WORK WARRANTED. 



JAMES LITSEY, 







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MAIN STREET, 



SHAWNEETOWN, . ILLINOIS. 



Meat market I'vciy morning. Sundays excepted. 



J.B.TURNER, 
Attorney at LaT^ 



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Will i)ractico his jjiofession especially in Southern Illinois, and in the 
Suyireme and District Courts of this State; and will also give prompt 
attention to Collections, to matters of Real Estate, and to the adjustment 
of Estates. 



F. J. OAKES. 



.7. T. FISHEK. 



K. U. LODWICK. 



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OAKES & CO., Proprietors, 



Comer Sixth and Walnut Streets, 



CINCINNATI, OHIO. 



W. G. BOWMAN. 



J. N. WASSON 




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AttorieTs ani Goiselors at Law, 



SHAV\^NEETOWN, ILL. 



Will give prompt attention to any business entrusted to their care. Special 
attention given to Collections and Real Estate business. 



SILAS RHOADES, 

Attorney at Id&.'w 

AaS lial lilili Mi Oellidlii Mmi, 



OFFICE ON MAIN CROSS STREET, SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 









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DIRECTORY, 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES, 



CITY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



1872. 



WITH A 15K1EF KEFKKENCE TO THE 

RESOURCES OF GALLATIN COUNTY. 



SHAWNEKTUVVN: 

J'UBLlSHEl) i;V I). W. LISK, MERCURY Oll-ICK. 
FOR GLA,«S AXU CO. 

1872. 



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DEDICATION. 



THOS. S. RIDGWAY. p:SQ.. 

Cashier First Xational Hank. Shawneetoicn. Illiituis. 

Sir: 

Appi-eciatmg your sterling: woith as. a geutlemaii : your 
witihes and efforts to advance the be^^t interests of our city, 
not only materially, but morally, religiour^ly, and intellectually; 
I have taken the liberty of dedicating to you chis. the first. 
BrsiXESS DiKECTOKV of our beautiful and giowing city. 
I have tlie honor to be. 

Very respectfully, yours. 

D. W. LU.SK. Editok. 



SlUC 

SCRC 

1869 



PREFACE. 

Believing tliat the use of printers' ink is tlie best means by 
which tlie resources and advantages of a city or connnnnity may 
be brought to the attention of the public, we undertook the pub- 
lication of a Directory for the City of Shawneetown. And in 
doing so we have endeavored to confine ourselves to facts. If 
we have erred as to the resources of the City or of the country 
tributary to it. it has been in not stating more fully their mag- 
nitude. 

The business interests represented in this Directory are such 
as will commend themselves to the favorable consideration of all 
who may have dealings with the parties. And we close this 
brief introduction by humbly thanking our friends and patrons 
for their liberal co-operation, hoping that our efforts may meet 
with their hearty approval. 



SHAWNEETOWN. 



The City of vShawneetowii is aituated on the Ohio Kivei-, 
one hundred and twenty miles above its confluence with the 
Mississippi and nine miles below the mouth of the Wabash 
River. It has a population of two thousand; is beautifully 
located ; has pleasant society, good schools, and several churches. 
It is one of the oldest towns in the State ; and, although sur- 
rounded by a rich country, it has not kept pace with other towns 
less favorably situated, owing to the fact that the site on which 
it stands is subject to inundations from the overflow of the Ohio 
River. But this great impediment to its growth and prosperity 
will soon be removed. A levee of sufficient dimensions to pro- 
tect the City from all overflow has been contracted for with 
responsible parties, and will be completed by the 1st of Sep- 
tember, 1872. New life and energy have now taken possession 
of the people, and Shawneetown promises to become what it 
should have been years ago— a great and powerful commercial 
and manufacturing point. 

SHIPPING INTEREST. 

As a shipping point, it is the best between Louisville and 
Cairo. A large agricultural region finds an outlet through this 
City. We have open navigation the year round to New Orleans. 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



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SHAAA/^NEETO\A^N, ILL. 



PAID-UP CAPITAL, $2o0,000. 



OFFICERS. 

MARSHALL M. POOL, President. 
R. W. T0WNSHP:ND. Vice-P resident. 
FRANCLS C. CRAAVFORD, Cashier. 

DIRECTORS. 

JOHN 1). RICHP:sON. H. B. POWELL, 

M. M. POOL, R. W. TOWNSHEND. 

W. B. HENSHAW, JP:REMIAH TAYLOR, 
F. C. CRAWFORD. 



TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. 

Money loaned on reai<(tnaljle terms. Especial I'acilitics (jfl'eved to vegulai- cus- 
tomers, depositors, and shippers. 

Especial attention given to collections on all i)oiuts tlirouglioiit the countiy. 
and remittances promptly made. 

Interest allowed on time dejiosits. 

Government securities, coin, and exchange bought and sold. 

Exchange furnished on all the principal cities of the United States and Europe. 

We solicit vour business, assuring you satisfactory attention to your interests. 



Banking House in VooVs Bloik, Main Street. 



DIKKCTOHV OF MfA WNKKTOWX. 



CAPITAL. 

The aggregate weiiltli ut' this city is not less than tliree 
millions of dollars. We have two national banks with a capital 
stock of $o()().()(M), witli facilities to accommodate the commercial 
wants of the City and surrounding country. 

l;AILUOAi)S. 

We have two railroads, the Springtield and Illinois South- 
eastern, and the St. Lonis and Southeastern, the former extend- 
ing from Shawneetown to Beardstown on the Illinois River, 
a distance of two hundred and twenty-six miles, passing through 
Springtield, the Capital of the State, and the only road in the 
southern pr)rtion of the State which leads directly to the Capital. 
It connects at Enfield with the Evansville Division of the St. 
Lonis and Southeastern Railway ; at Flora, with the Ohio and 
Mississippi Railway ; at Edgewood, with the Chicago branch of 
the Illinois Central ; and at Altaniont, with the St. Louis, Van- 
dalia and Indianapolis Railroad — thus aflbrding rapid and com- 
plete connections with the most important railroads in the 
State. The St. Louis and Soutlieastern Railway extends from 
Shawneetown to St. Louis, a distance of one hundred and forty 
miles, which forms the most direct and cheapest route to that 
city. It crosses the Illinois Central at Ashley. 

On the Kentucky side of the river, a road is building, known 
as the Shawneetown and Madisonville Straight Line Railroad, 
which forms a junction at Madisonville Avith the Evansville, 
Henderson and Nashville Railroad. This road is under the 
management of the St. Louis and Southeastern Railway Com- 
pany, and is a part and branch of that railway, and forms the 
most direct route between St. Louis and Nashville, Tenn., two 
hundred and eighty-four miles. Thus it will be seen that, by 
means of our rivers and railroads, we have a perfect chain of 
communication with all parts of the country, and that our pro- 
ducts are open to the markets of the world. 

MANUFACTUKIN(; FACILITIES. 

There is no city in the State better adapted for manufactur- 
ing purposes. We cannot, in the short space allotted here, give 
a detailed account of our facilities for manufacturing. Gallatin 
County contains immense forests of the most valuable timber ; 
oak, walnut, hickory, ash, cypress, and, in short, almost every 
species known to the catalogue of timbers. 

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10 DIRKCTOKY or 8HAWNEETOWN. 



J. 3ICKEE PEEPLES,, President. THOS. S. RIDGWAY, Cashier. 

W. D. PHILE. As.-^istant Cashier. 






SHAWNEETOWN, lEE. 

Organized 1865. 



JPAin-VP CAPITAL, $200,000. 

SUB PLUS FUND, ii/iO,000. 



DIRKCTORS. 

J. McKEE FEEPLES, THOS. 8. RIDGWAY. 

GEO. A. RIDGWAY, A. K. LOWE. 

H. O. DOCKER. 



This Bank, now in the seventh year of its existence, respectfully tenders its 
services and facilities to tlie public. 

Money loaned on the most favorable terms. Especial facilities aftbrded to 
regular customers, depositors, and shippers. 

Interest allowed on time deposits. 

Gold Interest on registered and coupon bonds collected on liberal terms. 

Government securities, coin, and exchange bought and sold. Exchange 
furnished on all the xnincipal cities of the United States and Europe. 

Collections made tliroughout the country at reasonable rates. 

Liberal inducements oflfered to depositors, and due attention given to iheir 
accommodation. 

Hanhing House, Old State Bank Bmldhuj. 



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( OAI,. 

We can state that we have all the varieties of coal kiK)\vu in 
Illinois, and here is to he found Ihe thickest part of the western 
coal measures in the Stnte. There are eleven beds of coal, 
seven of which can be worked proHtahly. and give an at>-oreoate 
of thirty feet in thickness of coal. The n))per l)ed. known to 
ireologists as No. 11. is four feet thick, of good (quality for 
blacksmith work, and identical with the "Biii" Muddy" and the 
Pittsburg coal of Pennsylvania. Bed No. 10 is three feet thick, 
but is not opened in this vicinity ; it is frequently merged into 
Xo. 1 1 . with a shale of slate parting, which accounts I'or the 
extra thickness uf that l)ed at vai'ious places, as. for instance, 
at "Big ]Muddy." The tive-foot IhhI or No. D, is the most 
extensively worked, and tor general purj)oses the most valuable 
c-oal in the series. It is a hard, black, l)right, free-burning, 
bituminous coal, and is superior to any other for the generation 
of steam, making but little ashes or clinker. Beds No. 6 and 
No. .") are. respectively, three and four feet thick. The analysis 
of Xo. 2 closely resembles the Worsboro (England) furnace 
coal, which ranks high foi' iron smelting. The reports and 
analysis published by those eminent geologists, J. (4. Nor- 
wood, D. D. Owen. L. Lesquereux. and E. Cox, speak in the 
highest terms of the quality of several of the coals, as well as 
the immense (luantity found in this region. Professor Owen 
says ."it would be ditticult to tind so many workable beds of coal 
t'oncentrated in so limited a space as in this part of the middle 
coal field, five beds making their outcrop from the snmmit of the 
bluff to low water, and three or four more beds can be worked 
in a mile space." 

The beds now opened and mined have an aggregate thick- 
ness of nineteen feet, and an aggregate capacity of fifty 
thousand l)ushels per day. Three companies, each with a large 
capital, are organized, known as the Equality Coal Company, 
which has a coal-tip at this point, on the St. Louis and South- 
eastern Railroad ; the Bowlesville INIiuing and Manufacturing 
Company, having a coal-tip on the Ohio River, one mile below^ 
this i)lace ; and the lndei)endence Coal Company, which has a 
coal-tip on Saline River, near its confluence with the Ohio. 

Iron and coal are found nearer together at this point than 
at any other place west of Pennsylvania. 



12 DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



ALlil. 1 



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Attorney and Counselor 

AT LAW, 



^^^Has ready access to a reliable Abstract of all 
the (Real Estate in Gallatin County. 



WILL FURNISH ABSTRACTS OF TITLE TO LANDS, PAY TAXES FOR 
NON-RESIDENTS, 

And attend promptly to all business intrusted to him. 



MAIN STREET, T/tree S)oors 'Below JFlrst JV'atiofia? :Sank, 

(UP-STAIRS.) 

P. O. BOX sr. 



DlKECTOltV OK SHAWXEETOWN. lo 



SALT. 

The salt Avells of Saline Ri^•el• are yieldino: about twenty 
thousand barrels of salt per year, but the capital of the company 
has recently been greatly enlarged, and it is their purpose to 
increase the capacity of the wells to five hundred barrels per day. 
or one hundred and fifty thousand Ijari-els per year. 

The field for uianufactures is but little occupied, and we dare 
say that there is no city in all the Great West that offers so 
many inducements as ours. We have the i-aw material ^at the 
very door of the manufacturer, and labor is cheap and abundant. 

PKODUCINCr POWER. 

We are surrounded by as fine an agricultural district as can 
be found in the United States. 

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No better wheat is grown in the country than in (iallafin 
County. 

FLOCli. 

The large number of mills in the County afford a good 
market for wlieat. and show this branch of industry to be very 
profitable. 

COKN. 

The adaptability of the soil for producing corn is Avell estab- 
lished, as the numerous steamboats that are loaded at our wharf 
from time to time each season attest. The competition among 
buyers is always sufliciently great to connnand a remunerative 
l)rice foi" this product. 

OATS, liAKLEY, KYE, AND GRASS 

Are extensively grown, with satisfactory results. 

FRUIT. 

In the growing of fruits we claim superior advantages 
over other portions of the State. The peach, apple, grape and 
strawberry crops seldom, if ever, fail, and ripen from three to 
five weeks earlier than in the northern or middle portions of the 
State, and can be produced with great profit. 

STOCK. 

This is a fine stock region. As fine cattle as ever found 
place in a butcher's stall are I'aised in this County at compara- 
tively little cost. 

iioos. 

We have in this city a large steam pork-packing establish- 
ment, capable of packing one thousand hogs per day, which 



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DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWX. 



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Tl Ji^XlL, "VAT J^ IZr. 



"The Red Line." 



The QUICKEST 



AND- 



67 Miles the Shortest Route 



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ST. LOUIS TO NASHVIUUE, TENN, 



DISTANCES. 




Shawneeto%A'n to St. Louis, 


140 miles, 


Shawneetown to P^vaiisville, 


DO miles, 


Shawneetown to Chicago, 


340 miles, 


vShawneetown to Cairo, 


175 miles, 


Shawneetown to Cincinnati, 


133 miles. 



DlKKCTtUn OK SHAWNKKTUWX. 15 



affords sale for all the hoirs for miles arouiul. at advantageous 
figures. 

Ill l)riefly referring to our advantages as a city and a county, 
we have endeavored to show that we have all the elements to 
invite the attention of the mechanic, the merchant, the farmer, 
and, indeed, all classes of industry, and to impress them with 
the idea that \fe really want to increase our population by 
legitimate means. We are satisfied that we have all we claim 
for our section, and we respectfulh* invite the attention of per- 
sons seeking new homes in the AVest to our superior advantages, 
promising to give them all the information the}' may desire 
concernino- us. 



16 DIKKCTORY OF SIIAAVNEKTOWX. 

[ST. LO UIS AND SOUTH EA STERN RAILWAY-Co n tinued.] 
IT IS THE 

BEST ROAD, 

AND HAS THE 

Best Connections, 
The Best Cars, 



AM) THE 



TO ANY PLACE 

TTJest, lTorth.,or East 

GOING FROM SHAWNEETOWN. 



Travelei-.s and Shippers on the Ohio, Tennessee, und Cumberland Kivers 
will And this 

AIR-LINE ROAD FROM SHAWNEETOWN TO ST. LOUIS 

Superior to anj- other in time and comfort. The passenger-coaches are all 

new and elegantly fitted up. with every safeguard 

against accidents. 

Pullman Palace Sleeping-Cars 

AVill be attached to all night trains. 



GENERAL OFFICE 206 South Fourth Street, St. Louis, Mo. 

SHAWNEETOWN OFFICE "Red Depot." on River Front. 

EVANSVtLLE OFFICE "Red Depot," on River Front. 

J. F. BOYD, Superintendent, 

St. Louis. 



SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS. 



Southeastorii Illinois, of which (jalhitiii County forms a;i 
important part, is now attractino- more attention than at any 
time since the formation of the State. But recently a corre- 
spondent of the Chicago Evening Post made a tour through 
some of the southeastern counties, and on his return home gave 
a \-erv faithful picture of our condition and resources. In trans- 
ferring the article to its columns, the Illinois State Register 
says : 

"We avail ourselves of an excellent and plain, unvarnished 
statement of the undeveloped resources and present growing 
prosi)ects of this great State, which has hitherto been neglected, 
wliich we copy from the Chicago Post. Glowing as this 
extract is, it does not tell half the capacities of a portiou of the 
State which could support in affluence millions of population. 
Southeastern Illinois has labored under great disadvantages. 
Early in the settlement of the State, before railroads were devised, 
the immigration was chiefly conflned to its southern nortion. 
Its settlers were poor in purse, proud in sjiirit. excelling in hos- 
pitality, adventurous, brave, enduring, and industrious. Settle- 
ments were made on the Ohio and that part of the Mississippi 
Ri\er bordering on the then piiucipal city of the West. St. 
Louis. Gradually the tide of immigration passed around by the 
lakes, or through the upper tier of counties of Central Illinois. 
In general, these settlers had more money than their neighbors 
in the south, and had to contend with fewer obstructions. 
Their country was prairie, ready for the plow, and although 
objections Avere made to 'so much untirabered land,' farms were 



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DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 






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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN 



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Bakers and Confectioners, 



EAST MAIN STREET, 

SHA IVNEETO WN, ILLINOTS. 



DIKKCTOUV Ol sllVWNKKTOWN. U> 



more easily opened. It is uniiecessary to dwell upon the 
iidviintaoes or disadvantaiies of either section. Our object is 
to show that the resources, mineral wealth and agricultural 
prospects of Southeastern Illinois, are superior to any equal 
(luantity of acres anywhere on the iireen earth ; that in fertil- 
ity of soil, of mineral pi-odncts. in affluent forests, iu salubrity 
in climate, and in general healthfiilness. Southeastern and 
Southern Illinois is scarcely e(iualed, and certainly not excelled 
by an}' other land. 

"We do this to inyite tiie attention of our adventurous 
youth from the Eastern and Northern States, who seek homes 
in the far West, to stop and examine for themselves. Let them 
see if there is any possibility to find equally connnodious, cheap, 
healthy, and happy homes elsewhere. We do this on the prin- 
ciple adopted by intelligent advertisers, asking people to exam- 
ine goods before purchasing anywhere ; and we venture to 
remark that settlers will, after having examined the country to 
which attention is drawn, admit that no one need go farther 
westward for a home. 

''There is no finer fruit-growing country in the world than 
Southeastern Illinois. The corn lands are unsiu'passed in 
fertility. Wheat in almost every section yields abundantly. 
^Vll the cereals grow luxuriantly. The grape culture is being 
introduced with success. Indeed, nothing has been needed but 
that Avhich is now l)eing supplied — railroads. A statement of 
these and the pioducts of Southeastei'u Illinois would only be 
a recapitulation of those made in the Post's correspondence, 
and to it Ave refer the reader." 

Here is the concluding portion of the article referred to ))y 
the Register : 

"In tihe short space of a fcAv months an area of some four 
thcnisand square miles has advanced a long step on the Avay to 
complete occupation and settlement. It is true that parts of it 
have long been known as among the oldest places in the State, 
l)ut their early occupation Avas in consequence of proximity to 
the river, and therefore the settlements Avere very limited in 
extent, and have been almost at a standstill tbr years. The 
progress that is making noAv is real, and therefore very gratify- 
ing. The toAvns that are building have no superficial reasons 
for undue expansion, and hence may be expected to advance in 
the same or a greater ratio for the future. Churches and schools 
are building, and the cAidences of cultivation and morality are 
numerous and encouraging. These features are gratifying to 
the many immigrants Avho feel that no more poAverful considera- 
tions than these could move them in the selection of a home. 

"In many of the toAvns. and some of the counties, the sale 
of intoxicating liquors has been entirely prohibited for several 
years. The beneficial effects of this system have been so appar- 
ent that public sentiment is uoav found strongly in favor of per- 



20 1)Irp:(T()i;v of sh a wxektoavx. 



EQUALITY 






CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000. 



This Company is prepared to deliver, in boatt^ or barges, at Shawueetown, at 
the Ohio lliver terminus of the St. Louis and Southeastern Railway. 



SIX THOUSAND BUSHELS DAILY 



OF THE EQUALITY COAL 



This Company also manufactures the well anil favorably known 



"SOUTH ILLINOIS SALT, 

Which they can deliver at any point on the Ohio River, or on 
the St. Louis and Southeastern Railway, or the Springtield and 
Illinois Southeastern Railway. 

B. TEMPLE, 

Super intended f. 

Equality, Gallatin County, Illinois. 



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muKCTOKV <>i sii \wm:ii<»avn. 21 



uuinriit tc'iuiHM-aiicc leoulntioiis. imd it is not at all probable? that 
Ihc rt'strictioiis will ever l)o rciiioNcd. unless the resident ])oi)u- 
lation should be outvoted by new-comers oi" less steady lial)its. 
"The resources of nature are varied and hivahuible. and the 
class of people coming in is of the very best. It requires but 
a very brief considerati«)n ol' the manifest advantages of this 
section as compared with the extreme West to decide new- 
comers where tUey siiould u'o. Its climate is genial and pleas- 
ant, and not unpleasantly warm even for jjeoj)le from the nortli- 
ern States of the East. .Vnd then it lies between the great 
markets of Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Louisville, Avith 
ready access to and choice of each. In addition to all these, 
the soil is capal)le of a variety of culture wholly unknow]i in 
latitudes fui'ther nortli. 

"Fruit-growing has m:ide Southeastern Illinois famous, antl 
the cou.nties I have treated of are peculiarly lifted for its culture. 
Peaches, pears, apples, grapes, plums, and all the varieties of 
smaller fruits, can be cultivated in abundance. The new ontlets 
to the great markets that have been opeiied, and the increasing 
net-work of roads projected through them, Avill vastly enlarge 
the tratiic. There is no class of culture that will return any 
such average of profit for the outlay of labor and capital, and 
it is not too much to expect that in a few years, at most, the 
thousands of acres of now unoccupied lands, so finely adapted 
foi- the puri)ose. will be eagei'ly sought after. The ridiculously 
low prices asked for these lands at present are no criterion of 
what they will l)e worth in a few years hence, for it cannot cer- 
tainly be long until their manifest advantages in location and 
character will draw thousands of industrious seekers after 
homes to them. Such an influx would very soon make heavy 
differences in price. 

••Before closing I cannot forbeai- referring to the wide range 
of business openings that present themselves to the industrious 
in tills part of the State. Besides its richness in agricultural 
resources, the land is, in many parts, covered with most valuable 
timt)er, which is particularly desiral)le on account of its prox- 
imity to the prairies and the couse(|uent cei-tainty of a market. 
But in all l)ranches of trade, in the mechanical industries, and, 
in fact, in numberless ways, the country has yet to be filled up. 
Young men who are seeking a home should remember that right 
here in Illinois, under the blessings of good government and 
light taxation, in the model connnonwealth of the Union, they 
can procure homes at almost a nominal i)rice, and find profitable 
occupation in almost any of the industries of life. The climate 
is most genial and healthy ; the openings to market are now 
nearly complete ; and before encountering the difficulties of the 
Far West they should look at the brighter pictures nearer home." 



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li'rom SHA JVNEETO WN, on the Ohio 
liivei', passing througfi Sjri'iiigfield, the 
State Capital, to BEARDSTOWN, oa 
the Illinois ^ij'er, a distance of 22(y 
3IileSf and there connectiitg with the 
^oc/c Island Railroad; thus giving the 



Most Direct Line of Railway 



FROM THE 



SOUTHEAST TO THE NORTHWEST 



Across the State of Illinois. 



S^ See Page 24. 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 

1872. 



ABBREVIATIONS. 



ah above 

Jiv avenue 

bdf? boards 

bet between 

<'or corner 

e east, or east of 

e .s east side 

u north of 

n e cor north east corner 

net* nortli east side 

uv near 

n s north side 



n Av cor north Avest corner 

n Av s north Avest side 

res residence 

op)) ojjposite 

s south or 

s e cor south east cornef 

s e s soutli east side 

s s south side 

s A\' cor south AAest corner 

s Av s south Avest side 

Av Avest. or Avest of 

AV s AA'est side 



ALPHABETICAL LIST OF NAMES. 



Adams Express Company ; Howell, Millspaiioh & Co., agents. 

Water street 
Aklridge, F. ]VL, pliysician ; res w s Market, bet Main Cross 

and 1st North streets 
Alexander, Joseph, laborer ; bds Mrs. Mary Flaek's 
Anderson, Charles, lal:)orer ; bds John Carney's 
Armstrong, E. F., tinner : res w s AFain, bet 1st and 2d North sts 



B 

Baker, Adam, grocer and l)aker : res \v s Main, bet 2d and 8d 

North streets. 
Banks, Jefferson, carpenter; l)ds Wm. Parks' 
Bang, Charles, cabinet maker ; res n s 1st South, bet Market 

and Main streets 
Barger, Joseph B., Coiint}^ Clerk ; res coi* Market and Ist South 

streets 



24 DIRECTORY OF SHAWN EETOWX. 



[SPRINGFIELD AND ILLINOIS SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY-Continued.] 

Trains Leave Shawneetown Daily 

FOK ALL rOlXTS 

EAST, NORTH, AND WEST. 



rmB IS THJi ®iST B@yT 

FROM THE EAST AND CINCINNATI 

To all points on the Lower Ohio Kiver. conneetinfr at I'aducali witti 
the "Paducah and Gulf Railroad." as; well as with Steamers going 
up the Cumberland and Tennessee Kivers. 



DISTANCES FROM SHAWNEET<JWN. 

To Springfield, . . . .180 miles. 

Rock Island. .... o45 miles. 

Chicago, . . . .310 miles. 

St. Louis, . . . .168 miles. 

Cincinnati, . . . .318 miles. 

RUNNING TIME FROM SHAWNEETOWN 

To Chicago. . . . .14 hours. 

Cincinnati and Louisville. Ky., . . 15 hours. 

St. Louis, .... 8 hours. 

Springfield. .... 9 hours. 

In going North from Shawneetown by this Road, the following Railway con- 
nections are made : 

At Enfield, for St. Louis and Evansville : 

At Flora, with the Ohio and Mississippi Railway for Cincinnati. I^ouisville.Ky. 
and St. Louis ; 

At Edgewood. with the Illinois Central for Chicago and Cairo. From Edge- 
wood, to Springfield, CROSSING SEVEN RAIL'WAY S— the St. Louis. 
Vandalia, and TeiTe Haute: the Indianapolis and St. Louis; main trunk of the 
Illinois Central; the Decatur and St. Louis; the Toledo. Wabash, and Western: 
the Chicago, Alton, and St. Louis: the Springfield, Clinton, and Gilman. Also, at 
Springfield, on the northwest, at Ashland Crossing, the Jacksonville and Blooni- 
ington Railroad ; at Virginia Crossing, the Peoria and Pekin Railroad : and at 
Beardstown connecting with the St. Louis and Rock Island Railroad for the entire 
Northwest. 

The completion of the Shawneetown and Madisonville Railroad during the year 
1872 will give the shortest and most direct route from Nashville to Chicago and the 
Northwest, via Shawneetown. over this Railway. 

THOS. S. RIDGWAY. President. 

Sha-wneetown, Illinois. 

ORLAND SMITH, General Superintendent. 

Springfield. Illinois. 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 25 



Barger, H. C. Assistant Countv Clerk, bds J. B. Baiger's 

Barger. Jacob, bds J. B. Baroer's 

Barton, James, cooper, nr 2nd North street. 

Barger, Edward, laborer, bds Louisa Barger's 

Barger, Louisa. lauu(b'ess, res n s -id South, bet Market and 

J^ocust sti-eets 
Barger, Saul, laborer, res us J st S(juth, between Market and 

Locust streets 
Barger, Lloyd, lalx^rer, res JNIain street, bet 1st and 2nd South 

streets 
Barley. W. T., sawyer, res e s Market, bet 3d North and North 

Levee streets 
Bartley, ^lilton. lawyer, res n s 1st South, bet Water and Main 

streets 
Beacon, Charles, laborei-, bds W. P. Beacon's 
Beacon. F. B., laborer, bds W. P. Beacon's 
Blackwell, G. S., proprietor Fanners' House, Water street, bet 

1st and 2nd South streets 
Blades. Wm. IL, laltorer, 1st North street 
Booker, Patsey. laundress, res bet Market and Locust streets 
Booker, Robert, peddler, res n s 1st North, bet Main and Market 

streets 
Booker, Fred. A,, laborer, bds Robert Booker's 
Bowers, Anthony, teamster, res e s Locust, bet 1st and 2nd 

South streets 
Bowman, Wm. G.. lawyer, res cor Main and 1st South streets 
Boyle, William, carpenter, bds Wm. Scanland's 
Brill, S. S., trader, res n s 3d North, between Main and Market 

streets 
Brockett, B. F., lawyer, res Main street, bet North Levee and 

od North streets 
Brooks, Frank, laborer, res w s Market, bet Main Cross and 1st 

North streets 
Brownlee. A. M., school teacher, bds Peter McMurchy's 
Burke, William, laborer, bds John Carney's 
Burnett. Mrs. C., res Main street, bet North Levee and 3d 

North streets 
Buinett, David, laborer, bds Mrs. Kliza Fletcher's 
Boensch, Ivo. jjrinter, bds Mrs. Emma Dewey's 
Beacon, William P.. laborer, res n s 1st North, bet Main and 

Market streets 
Bechtold. ?^dward, blacksmith, Ixls J. H.Jacobs' 
Bechtold. Jacob, sr., e s Market, bet 1st and 2nd North streets 
Bechtold. Jacob, jr., grocer, Bechtold k Weber, res ws Market, 

bet 3d North and North Levee streets 
Beecher. Julius, conductor S. & I. S. R. W., bds Shawnee 

House 
Bliss. Frank, printer, bds D. W. Lusk's 
Beck, George, wholesale liquor dealer, res Ji s 2nd North, bet 

Main an(l Market streets 
1 



26 DIIIECTURY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



J. A. CALLICOTT, 



MANUFACTURER OF 



» A ro »■ li 



w '■■'^:^ W«mi w^^s^' 



HARNESS, 



BI^IIDXjES, eto. 



Main Street, 



shawnp:etown, ill. 



EEPAIRIXG NEATLY DONE OX SHORT NOTICE. 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWN KETOWK. 27 



Berger, Charles, engineer. l>ds Franklin House 

Beck. Jacob. cari)enter. res n s M North, bet Main and Market 
streets 

Beck. Michael, carpenter, res s s "ind South, bet Main and Mar- 
ket streets 

Bellah, Samuel J., carpenter, Water street 

Bell, Ary, laundress, res w s Main, bet 1st and "ind South streets 

Bosnian, S. W., laborer 

Benson, J. F.. laborer, n s M North street 

Benson, Samuel, laborer, res n s 1st North street 

Bierce, Henry, Express Agent and Baggage Master S. & 1. S. 
R. R. R,. l)ds Shawnee House. 

Binckley, J. F., physician, res e s Market, bet Main Cross and 
1 st South streets 

C 

Cadle. .lohn. Captain Steamer Clifton, bds Henry Wilson's 
Cadle. Richard, restaurant, w s Main, bet Main Cross and 1st 

North streets 
Capes. Thomas. lal)orer. res "Water street 
Caldwell, Charles A., Agent St. L. & S. E. R. R., res n s 1st 

South, bet Main and Market streets 
Capes, Wm. M., laborer, res 2nd North, bet Main and Market 

streets 
Caldwell, Isaac, res w s Market, bet 1st and 2nd North streets 
Carr, ^Michael, laborer, res 2nd South street 
Caldwell, Mrs. Mary, res w s Market, bet Main Cross and 1st 

North streets 
Crusaw, John, cooper. 2nd North street 
Caldwell. Miss Rebecca, res Mrs. Mary Caldwell's 
Coleman. John. jr.. bds B. F. Waggener's 
'Caldwell. W. L.', clerk, bds A. R. Stout's 
Colbert, Eli,* teamster, res w s Locust street 
Callicott, John, saddler, bds J. A. Callicott's 
Callicott, John A., saddler, res w s Main, bet 1st South and Main 

Cross streets 
Campbell. David, laborer, res Locust street, nr Levee 
Carney. John, laborer, res w s Main, bet 1st and 2nd South 

streets 
Carr. Thomas, drayman, res w s 3d South street 
Can-oil. Charles, merchant, res s s 1st South, bet Water and 

^fain streets 
Cartel'. Frank, blacksmith, bds J. H. Jacobs' 
Carter. James M., school teacher, bds Peter McMurchy's 
Carson, Chas. A., laborer, bds II. J. Jameson's 
Carson, Jos. L.. cooper, res e s Locust, bet 1st and 2nd North 

streets 
Catholic Chuivh, e s Market, bet 2nd and 3d North streets 
Clark. Beverly, laborer, res w s Locust, bet 1st and 2nd South 

streets 



28 DIRECTORY OF SIIAWNEETOWN. 












JAMES H. HART 

Keeps on hand con-tantlv a full line of 

FURNISHING GOODS, 
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, 

TRUNKS, TRAVELING BAGS, 
GLOVES, HOSIERY, COLLARS, CUFFS, etc. : 

In short, everything usually found in a First-Class Clothing Store. 



IMIJ^in^ STIREET, 



OPPOSITE THE NORTON HOUSE. 



SHAAy:N^EETOWN, ILL. 



DIKEC r<>HV OK .>IlAWNKKTO\VX. 20 



Clayton, Charles H., carpenter, res w s Locust, bet 1st and 2nd 

North streets 
Clayton. Thomas, carpenter, res w s Locust, bet 1st and 2nd 

North streets 
Cole. H. A., dentist, bds Mi-s. C. Burnett's 
Colvard. A. IL. clerk, bds E. C. C(»lvard's 
Colvard, E.. C.. physician, res w s Market, bet Main Cross and 

1st North streets 
Colvert, Amos, laljorer, res cor J^(jcust and 8d North streets 
Colvert, E. A., laborer, res Locust. )>et 1st and 2nd North 

streets 
Connor. William. i)roprietor (JaUatin House, cor Main and 1st 

South streets 
Cook, Henry, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Fletcher's 
Coop, John M., bds Mrs. 8. Coop's 
Coop, Mrs. S., res cor Main and od South streets 
Cox, James C, laborer, res cor Locust and 2nd North streets 
Crawford. F. C, cashier Oalhitin National Bank, bds J. F. 

Sharp's 
Crane, O. D., printer, bds Mrs. Ennna Dewey's 
Coui't-liouse, cor Market and Main Cross streets 

D 

Darb^^ Frederick, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Fletcher's 

Davis, David, cooper, res Locust, bet 1st and 2nd North 

streets 
Davis, John, laborer, res w s Market, bet 2nd and 3d North 

streets 
Davis, J. P., M. E. Minister, bds Mrs. C. Burnett's 
Day, T. S., res av s Main, bet Main Cross and 1st North streets 
Delaney, B. F.. teamster, res n s 1st South, bet Main and Market 

streets 
Delary, John, laborer, res n s 2nd South street 
Dennis. J. N., laborer 

Dennino;, Miss B., school teacher, bds Mrs. C. Burnett's 
Devind, J., laborer, res cor Locust and 2nd North streets 
Denson, Louis, laborer 

Dewey, Mrs, E., res n s 1st South, bet Water and Main streets 
Dial, A. J., laborer, res North Levee, bet ALirket and Locust 

streets 
Dial, Thomas, laborer, bds A. J. Dial's 
Divine. Edward, laborer, bds (iallatin House 
Docker, Henry O.. merchant. Docker & Peeples, res e s Main, 

bet 1st North and Main Cross streeets 
Docker, Mrs. Lucy, milliner, bds Mrs. M. A. jNIcCallen's 
Docker. James, book-keeper, res cor od North and Market streets 
Docker, William F.. clerk, bds James Docker's 
Dorman, Samuel M., grocer, res cor Water and Main Cross 

streets 
Dunivan. Jerry, laborer, bds John Carney's 



30 DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWX. 



A. G. KICHESOX. FKEl). WINNER. 



mmm 



DEALERS IN 



ZlardT^are, Cutlery, 

STOVES, CASTINGS, 



And all kinds ol' 



Farm Machinery. 



MA N L F ACri UK HS OF 



Tin, Sheet-Iron, and Copper Work. 

AGENTS FOR 

BUCKEYE MOWER AND BE A FEB; 
SWEEPSTAKES THBESHEB ; 

BUCKEYE CIDEB MILES: 
GBArX DBTLLS, 



Shawneetown, Illinois. 



DIUECTOKY OK SUA WNEETOWN. 31 



Doruiaii, Michael, boarding house, w s Sd North street 

Dupler, C. E., clerk, bds J. 1). Richeson's 

Dupler. Louis G., bds J. I). Richeson's. 

Durham, J. II.. clerk 

Dohertv, Martin, proprietor W niton House. 

E 

Eastini, J. F.. ISlail Agent S. & I. S. E. R. R., res n s 2nd 

South, bet Main and Market streets 
PMdy. Miss Alice B, milliner, w s Main, bet 1st North and Main 

Cross streets 
Edwards. C. ().. printer, l)ds William Edwards' 
Edwards, Daniel B., Mail Agent St. L. & S. E. R. R., bds 

William Edwards' 
Edwards. Mrs. Sarah E., Postmistress, res Main, bet 1st Sonth 

and Main Cross streets 
Edwards, William, res w s Market, bet Main Cross and 1st 

Nortli streets 
Ellsworth. H. J., laborer, res Water street, bet 1st South and 

Main Cross streets 
Elsasser, Lambert, grocer, res Water street, bet Mam Cross and 

1st South streets 
Elwell. W. J., painter, res w s Main, bet od and 4th South 

streets 
Evans, M., laborer, res Locust, bet 1st and 2nd North streets 
Ellis, Harrison, laborer, res 2nd South street 
Edwards. Flood, civil engineer, res 2nd North street 

F 

Faughan, W. IL, carpenter, res e s Market, bet North Levee 

and 1 st North streets 
Feehrer, Alex, res Water, bet Main Cross and 1st North streets 
Feehrer, Alex, jr., bds Alex Feehrer's 
Feehrer, Charles W., clerk, bds J. W. Millspaugh's 
Feehrer, Joseph, jeweler, bds Alex Feehrer's 
Finch. John C.. brick-mason, re?^ n s 1st South, bet Main and 

Water streets 
Finney, Louis, laborer, res n s 2nd South, bet Main and Market 

streets 
Finnigan. John, drayman, res cor Main and 3d South streets 
Hack. Mrs. Mary, res cor Main and 2nd North streets 
Flake, Charles, butcher, res n s Main Cross, bet Market and 

Locust streets 
Fletcher, Mrs. Eliza, res w s Main, bet 1st and 2nd North 

streets 
Fletcher, Richard, laborer, res North Levee 
Floyd, Mrs. Kate, res s s 1st North, bet Main and Market streets 
Foster, Henry, carpenter, res e s Market, bet 1st North street 

and North Levee 



'S2 DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



IimPORTANT to AImI« 



T. H. SILS, Tailor, 



AND DKALEK IN 



IPIEGE O-OOIDS, 



MAIN STREET, 



One Door below AVaggener & Mills', 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



Mv assortment of 



DOESKINS, CASSIMERES, AND VESTINGS 



—111 short, everything in the Clothing line— cannot be surpassed. 
All work manufactured in the most approved style, and warranted 
durable. 



DIRECTORY OF SUAWNEETOWN. 33 

Forrester, Martin V. B., laborer, res e s Locust street 

Froelich. John, baker, res n s 1st North street 

Francis, Robert, cook, res s s Main Cross street 

Frier, Henry J., laborer, res ii s -ind North, bet Market and 

Locust streets 
Fripr, John, clerk, bds Mrs. P. Frier's 
Frier, N. A., stone-cutter, res s s 2ud North, bet Main and 

Market streets 
Frier, JMrs. P., res s"s 2nd North, bet Main and Market streets 
Frier, Wni. M., printer, res 1st South, bet Main and Market 

streets 



G 



Galvole}', James, laborer, bds Mrs. Fletcher's 

Garvin, M., laborer, res w s 3d South and Market streets 

Gillion, Owen, laborer, bds Gallatin House 

Godfre}^, Thomas, drayman, res w s Main, bet 3d and 4:th South 

streets 
Golden, M., grocer, res n s 3d North, bet Market and Locust 

streets 
Gordon, G. W., marble- works, res Water street, bet 1st and 2nd 

South streets 
Goyne, John, carpenter, bds Gallatin House 
Greer, Joseph, painter, res cor Locust and 2nd North streets 
Gregg, John, shoemaker, res u s 1st South, bet Water and Main 

streets 
Griggsby, J. W., laborer, res cor Locust and 2nd North streets 
Grincr, Christian, laborer, res w s Main, bet 3d and 4th South 

streets 
(Iross, Louis, trader, res e s Market street 

H 

• 

Hale, Franklin, laborer, res w s Market, bet 3d North street 

and North Levee 
Hall, W. P., laborer, res 3d North, bet Market and Locust streets 
Hallaham, David, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Fletcher's 
Halley, John W., laborer, res s s 1st North, bet Main and Market 

streets 
Halley, Wm., law student, bds J. W. Halley's 
Halsted, L. H., druggist, res e s Market, bet 1st and 2nd North 

streets 
Hanshaw, Sallie, laundress, res w s Market, bet 1st and 2nd 

South streets 
Hardgi'ove, J. W., laborer, res s s 2nd South, bet Main and 

Market streets 
Hardy, Edward, drayman, res w s Locust, bet 1st South and 

Main Cross streets 
Harrison, John, laborer, bds Mrs, Eliza Fletcher's 
Harrison, Richard S., bds Mrs. Eliza Nichelson's 

5 



o4 



DIKECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



J. H. TTILSOX. 



H. s. WILSON. B. WILSOX. 



WILSON BROTHERS, 



Wholesale and. Retail 



^^ 



ai f p 11^ ^ 



^^ % ip % % ii- ^^ 



Main Street, . . Shawneeto\A7n, 111. 



Great Inducements in Flour, Bacon, and 1-ard. 



DIRECTORY Ul Sll.VWNEETOWN. 35 



Harsha, J. P., agent S. & 1. S. E. R. R., bds Mrs. Eliza Nichel- 

son's 
Hart, James H.. merchant, res c s Market, bet 2nd and 3d North 

streets 
llathaM-ay, J. K., grocer, res s s 1st North, bet Market and 

Locust streets 
Hays, Charles, laborer, bds Mrs. Mary Flack's 
Hazen, T. S., clerk, res Water street, bet 1st and 2nd South 

streets 
Hensley, Wm. E., lawyer, bds Mr. Joseph Sharp's • 
Herman, S. F., tobacconist, res e s Market, bet 1st and 2nd 

South streets 
Herod, T. G. S., physician, res w s Market street, bet 2nd and 

3d North streets " 
Hoelzle, Benjamin, shoemaker, res w s Main, bet Main Cross 

and 1st North streets 
Higgins, Nace, laborer, res n s 2nd South street 
Higiiins, James, laborer 
Hio-o-ins, Louisa, laundress, e s Locust, bet Main Cross and 1st 

North street 
Hoelzle, John, laborer, res w s Market, bet 1st and 2nd North 

streets 
Holbrook, William, conductor S. & I. S. E. R. R., bds Shawnee 

House 
Hopper, John P., clerk, bds J. I). Richeson's 
Howell, Alex. H., Howell, Millspaugh & Co., wharf-boat pro- 
prietors, res n e cor Locust and 1st North streets 
Hughes, C. G., lawyer, res s e cor Locust and 1st North streets 
Hull, J. P., painter, bds Joseph Sharp's 
Ilunley, George, laborer^, bds Thomas Hunley's 
Hunley, Thomas, laborer, res w s Locust, bet 1st South and 

Main Cross streets 
Hunter, Matthew, saw-mill, res e s Market, bet 3d and North 

Levee 
Holman, John B., merchant, Main street 
Hayden, lev ee contractor, bds Shawnee House 



Jacobs, James, laborer, res u s 1st North 

Jacobs, J. H., blacksmith, res cor Locust and 3d North streets 

Jameson, H. J., laborer . 

Jann, August, shoemaker, res Water, bet 1st South and Mam 
Cross streets 

Johnson, J. J., carpenter, res 2nd North, bet Locust and Mar- 
ket streets 

Jones, A. P., carpenter, res 2nd North, bet Locust and Market 

streets 
Jones, E. W., lawyer 
Jones, M. S., physician, bds Shawnee House 



36 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



SHAWNEETOWN 




^^ *' 



^^ Vv .»^ \vx^^^ 



^^^^-^W^ ^ 'MK*' 



« TTx-IX 




kO/M N \5-^ \ N 



W. A. PEEPLES. 



VICTOR KARCHEU. 




3€anufactti7'ers of and Dealers in 



DOOHS, SA 



Lath and Lumber, 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



Prices as Low as at any Mill in the West. 



DIKECTORY 0¥ SHAWNEETOWN. 37 



Jacobs, Daniel, res vv s Locust, bet 1st aud 2nd North streets 
Johnson, Eli, teamster, w s Market street 
Jacobs, (Tcorge, laborer, res 2nd North street 
Johnson, vStephen, drayman, res Locust street 

K 

Karcher, Mrs. Joanna, res e s Market, bet 1st and 2nd North 

street 
Karcher, Victor, Planing-mill, Peejjles & Karcher, res s s Main 

Cross, bet Main and Market streets 
Kelley, Henry, laborer, bds Mrs. Mary Flack's 
Ketchum, J. C, commission merchant, bds Joseph Sharp's 
Kirkland, W. T., laborer, bds Farmers' House 
Kirkwood, A. W., engineer S. & I. S. E. R. R., bds J. F. 

P^^astim's 
Kopf, Mrs. C. res n s 2nd North, bet Main and Market streets 
Kuehn, Charles, barber, res s s Main Cross, bet Water and Main 

streets 
J. Knhn, clerk, Kuhn & Meyer, bds Shawnee House 
Kinsall, Daniel, laborer, res Market street 



Latterty, Louis, engineer, res n s 1st North street 

Lane, Jack, laborer, bds Mrs. Mary Flack's 

Lauderl)augh, John, proprietor Germania House, Water, bet 

Main Cross and 1st South streets 
Lauderbaugh. Fred, laborer, res Germania House 
Laverty, J. S., physician, bds Joseph Sharp's 
Lary, John, laborer, res Locust street 
Leonard, Albert, tinner, bds E. F. Armstrong's 
Linebaugh, Samuel, teamster, res North Levee 
Lusk, Harr\' H., Local Editor Mercnry, bds D. W. Lusk's 
Lively. Catherine, laundress, res cor Locust and 1st North streets 
Loorais, J. R., Circuit Clerk, res cor Main Cross and Market 

streets 
Lowe, A. K., merchant, res cor Market and 1st North streets 
Lowe. George A., clerk, bds A. K. Lowe's 
Londay, T. L., shoemaker, res w s Market, bet 1st and 2nd 

North Streets 
Lusk, D. W., Proprietor and Publisher of the Shawneetown 

Mercnry, res w s Market, bet North Levee and 3d North 

streets 
Lowe, Albert, clerk, bds A. K. Lowe's 

M 

Manning, George, laborer, bds Gallatin House 

Martin, J. S., laborer, res North Levee 

Mason, H. G., merchant. Mason Bros., bds Willard Mason's 

Masters, John, Bible agent, bds J. H. Hart's 



38 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



ADAM BAKER 



MAIN STREET, SHAWNEETOWN. ILL, 



WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN 




^ 



W.IM1 







t i,- \m (nB t> 



. ^^V/; r^Ai:^ k>,^MA< 









S^^- V^&^ W'^v 



FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC 



Wines and Liquors, 



liiaiwaii 



aiiwasi. 



BAKER & CONFECTIONER. 



MANUFACTURER OF 



CANDIES AND CRACKERS. 



DIKKCTOKY OF .-SlIAWNEETOWN. 39 



Mason, Willard, merchant. Mason Bros., res Water street 
Mills, Edgar, merchant, Waggener & Mills, i-es Main street 
Millspaugh, James W., Howell, Millspaugh & Co., wharf-boat 

proprietors, res cor Main and od North streets 
Miller, John, shoemaker, bds Germania House . 
Mize, B. T., saddler, res cor North Levee and Market streets 
Monks, J. F., dairyman, res coi- Market and ^ind North streets 
Montgomery, B. J., laborer, res n s 3d North, bet Main and 

Market streets 
Moore, Charles, laboi'er, res w s IMai'ket. bet 2nd and 3d North 

streets 
'Morgan, Joel G., Publisher Gallatin Gazette, res cor Main Cross 

and Main streets 
Morrison, vS., teamster, bds E. Sheloey's 
Morse. Miss Delia, school teacher, bds W. D. Fhile's 
Morse, Miss Mary, school teacher, bds W, D. Phile's 
Mugge, George W., trader, res cor North Levee and Market 

streets 
Murphy, James, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Fletcher's 
Murph}', T. B., tinner, res cor 1st South and Main streets 
Mathes, A. R., Pastor Presbyterian Church, res w s Main, bet 

1st and 2nd North streets 
McBane, A. M. L., lawyer, res Water, bet Main Cross and 1st 

South streets 
McCabe, A. K., County Treasurer, res s s 1st South, bet Main 

and Market streets 
McCallen, Mrs. M. A., res w s Main, bet Main Cross and 1st 

South streets 
McCallen, A. J., tlruggist, bds Mrs. M. A. McCallen's 
McDonald, Thomas, carpenter, res 3d North street 
JMcDonald. Teny, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Fletcher's 
McDonough, James, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Pletcher's 
McGuinei:, James, laborer, bds Mrs. Eliza Fletcher's 
McMurchy, Peter, res cor Market and 3d North streets 
McReynolds, Louis, brickmason, bds A. R. Stout's 
McClure, Charles, blacksmith 
McCalli.-iter, Sawney, laborer, res Locust street 
McDonald. Charles, cari)enter, bds Thomas McDonald's 

N 

Neel, William, bds S. M. Dorman's 

Nichelson. Mrs. Eliza, res n s 2nd South, bet Main and Water 

streets 
Nichelson, E. J., jr., carpenter, res n s 1st South, bet Main and 

Market streets 
Nichelson, John A., bds Mrs. Eliza Nichelson's 
Nolan, J. F., Assistant Circuit Clerk, res cor Main and 3d South 

streets 
Nolan. Thomas, trader, res Watej- street 
Norton. Daniel F., bds Shawnee House 



40 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



wiiiEiii I mim 



DEALERS IN 







\..».4 V 



*V- Vi!> •■\Si^ ^- > 




€1 W 








^Wi 



DRT GOODS, 



— AND- 



(3-i?.ooe:ries . 



MAIN STREET SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



niKECTOKY OF SHAWN KETOWN. 41 



Xortou, James, proprietor iShavvnee House, w s Main, bet 1st 
North and Main Cross streets 

() 

O'Brien, M., drayman, bds Thomas (xodfrey's 
O'Neal. William, trader, res Water street 
Overfield, Martin, teamster, res 8d North street 

P 

Pool, ]M, M., banker, res e s Market bet 'id and 8d North streets 
Phile, Wm. I)., assistant cashier First National Bank, res w s 

Main street 
Powell. H. B., broker, res Market, bet 1st and 2nd North streets 
Pepper. John, clerk, bds Adam Baker's 
Peeples, John Mclvee. banker, res Main street 
Peei)les, J. A., laborer, bds Mrs M. A. Peeples' 
Peeples, Mrs. M, A., res Market street 
Peeples, John M., jr., merchant, res cor 1st North and Market 

streets 
Pillow, P. B., Citv Marshal, i-es Main Cross street 
Parks. James S.. Constable, res s s Mnin Cross street 
Pillow, Georiie, carpenter, lids P. B. Pillow's 
Plialen, Paul, cooper, res Locust street 

Pi'ice, vStej^hen, dra3'man, res cor Market and "ind South street 
Pearce, Marshall, clerk, bds G. A. Kidgway's 
Pate, James, cooper, res w s J^ocust street 
Peeples, Ge<H-ge, laborer, bds Mrs. M. A- Peeples' 
Perry, H. L., engineer, res n s 2nd North street 
Phares, James C.. clerk, bds Shawnee House 
I'arton, S. B,, blacksmith, res s s 1st South street 
Peeples, Henry M., clerk, bds J. McKee Peeples' 
Peeples, .W. A., Karcher & Peeples, iilaning-mill, bds J. McKee 

Peeples' 



Q 



(^uiek, .lames A., blacksmith, res s s 2nd South street 
Quick, Charles, saddler, bds J. A. Quick's 

R 

Rhoads, F. L., res e s 3Iain sticet 

Rhoades, Silas, law3-er, res s s Main Cross, bet Main and Mar- 
ket streets 

Reddick, A. 1)., blacksmith, res n s 1st North street 

Ridgway, T. S., banker, res cor Main and Main Cross streets 

Ridguay, G. A., merchant, res w s Market, bet 2nd and 3d 
North streets 

Rowan, A. H., lawyer, office w s Main, bet 1st South and Main 
Cross streets 

Redden, J. W., physician, res co]- Water and 1st South streets 



42 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



I0S. iLieiiiii I SOI 



Wholesale and ftettiil Dealers in 




PROVISIONS, 



IjIG5,xjoi^S3 



AND 



PRODUCE. 



MAIN STREET, . . SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



DIRECTOKY OF SHAWNKKTOWN. 



43 



Richeson, J. 1).. merchant, res s s 1 st South bet Water and Main 

streets 
Kiche. Thomas, bds Charles Carroll's . u . ivr • 

Renbenaker. John, butcher, res w s 1st South street, bet Mam 

and Market streets 
Rearden, J. E., seed-tlealer, Wilson Brothers store 
Richeson. A. G., merchant, bds J- I). Richeson's 
Rider. Edward, .butcher, res Water street 
Roedel, Carl, lawyer, res cor INIarket and 1st South streets 
Raitt, X., telegraph operator, bds ]Mrs. Burnett's 
Romain. Richard, bds Shawnee House. 

s 

stout V K.. uTocer. res cor Market and "ind North streets 
Smith. Patrick, dravman, res cor Locust and 3d North streets 
Smith. Alex., barber, res n s Main Cross street 
Scanland, William, carpenter, res e s Market, bet 1st South and 
Main Cross streets , ^ at • i 

Scates, Henry, plasterer, res n s Main Cross, bet Mam antl 

Market streets 
Sanderson, J. S., carpenter, res n s 3d North street 
Sanderson, Wm. H., carpenter, bds J. S. Sandersonjs 
Sharp, Joseph, boarding house, cor Locust and 1 st N orth streets 
Sartin, Wni. T., laborer 

Swottard, James, clerk, bds B. F. Waooener's 
Sils, T. H.. merchant tailor, res e s Market, bet 1st South and 
^Liin Cross streets 

Scott, Wm., res Locust street 

Sartin, Joseph, laborei- 

Scott. D. C\, laborer, bds Wm. Scott's ^ ^ ^ 

Smith, Bryant, drayman, res cor Main Cross and Locust streets 

Smith', C.W., clerk, bds Louis Weber's 

Smith, A. C laborer, res w s Locust street 

Smith. Abe, laborer 

T 

Turner, -lames B., lawyer, res w s Market, bet Main Cross and 
1st South streets ., ^ ^ 

Tallett, Calvin, clerk, res cor Market and 2nd South streets 

Trafton, G. W., physician, res e s Market, bet 1st and 2nd 
North streets 

Tucker. Dave, dravman. res Locust street 

U 

Ulmsnider, Joseph, orrocer, bds Alex. Howell's , , ^ , 
Ulmsnider, Elias. grocer, res cor Market and 1st South streets 

^y 

Walton, R. A., bds Walton House 
Wiseheart, J. IL H., justice of the peace 



44 DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



S. K HERMAN, 



MANUFACTURER OF 



GXOrJ^T^^^ 



AND DEALER IX 



SMOKING AND CHEWING 



Tobacco, 



PIPES, SNUFF, Etc. 



MAIN STREET, . . SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



DIRKCTOKY Ol" SHAWNEETOW'N. 45 



Woiiiack, Newton, wagou-iuaker 

Waggeiier. merchant, Waggener & Mills, res Water street 

Welte, Jacob, grocer, res n s 1st South street, bet Main and 

Market streets 
Wasson, J. N., lawyer, res n s 1st South, bet Main and Market 

streets 
Wilson, Blutbrd, lawyer, res Water, bet 2nd and 3d South streets 
Wilson, H. S., grocer, res Water, bet 1st and '2nd South streets 
Wilson, James, butcher, res w s iNIarket, bet 3d North and Levee 

streets 
Weber, Louis, grocer, res w s Market bet Main Cross and 1st 

North streets 
Walker, William, laborer, res North Levee 
Wiseheart, Harrison, laborer, bds J. H. H. Wiseheart's 
Winner, Fred. W., hardware merchant, res es Market, bet 1st 

South and Main Cross streets 
Winner, William, tinner, bds Fred. W. Winner's 
Wilson, Aaron, drayman, res Locust street 
Wilson, Elijah, laborer, res Locust street 
Worthington, W. T., photograph artist, gallery on Main, bet 

Main Cross and 1st South streets 
Woods, Isaac, laborer, res s s 2nd North street 

Y 

Youngblood, E. D., lawyer, res vv s Locust, bet 1st and 2nd 
Noi'th streets 



46 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



IIIAMII iOlIilIil, 



MANUFACTURER OF AND DEALER IN 




ft#)i 




pft. 




!ti« 



Main Street, 



TWO DOORS ABOVE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, 



iliwaiitewii lllliili, 



Will ahvays have on hand a full and welh 

assorted stock of Shoes and Gaiters for 

Men's Wear. Special attention 

given to Custom Work. 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 

1872. 



MISCELLANEOUS DIRECTORY. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 

Municipal Election tirst Monday in June. 
Council meets second Saturday in each month. 
Council Chamber in the Posey Building, corner Main and 
Main Cross Streets. 



MAYOK 

.1. W. Redden. 

ALDERMEN — 

John I). Richeson. , 
John >*'. Wasson. 
Jacob Bechtold, 
James W. Millspaugh. 

tITY CLERK 

Carl Roedel. 



orrv juDciE — 

B. F. Brockett. 

CITY ATTORNEY 

Carl Roedel. 

CITY MARSHAL 

F. B. Pillow. 

CITY TREASURER 

A. K. McCabe. 



COUNTY OFFICERS. 



COUNTY Jl'lXiE 

Milton Bartley. 



ASSOCIATE JUDGES 

Benjamin, Kinsall. 
A. J. Fillingam. 

COUNTY CLERK 

J. IB. Barger. 

ClKCUIT^CLERK 

J^mes R. Loomis. 



SHERIFF 

Joel Cook. 

TREASURER 

A. K. McCabe, 



CORONER 

James S. Parks. 

SI RVEYOR — 

J. B. Hale. 



48 



DIRECTORY OF SIIAWNEETOWN. 



J. A. QUICK, 



MAXUFACTUREK OF 



m 



W)^ 



^n ^\iiT»' T^cy ^&^ ^ns^^m 0^ fyj u^.^r. . 



^^m 



SPRING WAGONS, 



^\ 'RiTTIT ^JC; BglBI 



^S i^i^ 



mkt 



Repairing, Painting, and Trimming 



EXECUTED AT SHORTEST NOTICE. 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



DIRFXTORY or SHAWNEETOWN. 49 



SCHOOL OFFICERS (Township 9, Range 10 East). 

TRUSTEES — l)IHE(TUK.S 

Joseph B. Barger. Charles Carroll, 

(leo. W. Barger. .John N. Wassori, 

John^A. Callicott. A. H. Rowan. 

George A. Ridgway. 'I'owuship Treasuiei-. " 



SOCIETIES. 

MAS^OXIC. 

Hall in third story of Posey Building, cor. Main and Main 
Cross streets. 

Warren Lodge, No. 14, F. and A. M. — Meets Tuesday night 
on or before the full moon in each month. Officers — Victor 
Karcher, W. M. ; II. C. Baiger. S. ^Y. : W. II. Faughan, J. W. ; 
A. D. Reddick, S. D. ; S. ¥. Herman. J.I). ; J. H. Hart. Secre- 
tary ; Adam Baker. Treasurer. 

ODD-FELLOWS. 

Hall in tiiird story of Posey Building, coi-. Main and Main 
Cross streets. 

Officers — Uv. W. Reade, .\. (}. ; Wm. Smith. V. G. ; A. K. 
McCal»e, Secretary ; T. -B. Logsdon. Warden ; M. S. Jones, 
Conductor : Jacob Bechtold, jr.. Treasurer. 

<;(K)D-TEMPLAKS. 

Hall, Main street, over AVaggener tt Mills' store. 

Pogsdon Lodge, No. 157 (oi-ganized 1871) — Meets every 
Friday evenino;. Officers — F. M. Aldridge, W. C. T. ; Miss 
Denniuo-, W. V. T." : J. W. Redden. L. D. ; C. (i. Hughes, 
P. W. ('. T. : II. C. Barger. W. R. S. : C. D. Smith, W. F. S. 



■ CHURCH DIRECTORY. 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

Corner Main Cross and ^Market streets. Rev. A. R. Mathes, 
Pastor. 

.METHODLST EriSC<JPAL CHURCH. 

Corner Market and :5<l North streets. Rev. J. P. Davis, 
Pastor. 

CATHOLIC CHCKCH. 

East side Market, lietween 2nd and ;>d North streets. Rev. 
Father Dennning. Priest. 

P.APTIST < HUKCH ( AFRICAN). 

Corner Main Cross and Locust streets. 

METHODIST < HUHCH (AFRICAN). 

Corner 1st South and Maiket streets. 



DIKECTUKY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



K, ^ 



«,, 



?^pt 







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UM^'^n 



AN1> GENEKAi 







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SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 



Represeutiiii!; the tbllowin<i" Companies: 

Equitable 

LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY 
OF thp: I'Nrii:!) states. 

Triumph Ins. Co. 

OF ( INCIXNATI. OHIO. 

Anaeriean Central 

INSURANCE COMPANY 

OF ST. LOUIS, MO. 
Total Capital Represented over 

Twenty-one Million Dollars, 

( $21,()( )(),()()(). ) 



DIUECTOKX OK SIIAWNKKTOAV^. 51 



MANUFACTURING AID ASSOCIATION. 

KOAIII) (IF oil |( l.|{>. 

Dr. .1. \V. Kc-(l(U'ii. I'lvsidi-iil. 
Victor Ktireher. j ,.. ,, . , 
H. li. Povvt'lu ♦ 

( arl Koedol. ) 

M. M. VixA. 'rrcasurcr. 

I). W. Liisk. j 

Geo. \V. Gordon. Kxerntive Gomniittoc. 

Hon. Wni. G. Bowman. I 

SlIAWNKKTOWN 

Is one of the botst points Tor ninnufactinvs on tlic Oliio Rivei- 
west of Pittslturgh. 

CUEAl" Ti:ANsroKTATION TO ALL TAKIS OF TIIK CoLNTHV. 

Two railroads cross the Connt\- and terminate at this point 
— the Springtield and Illinois Southeastern, rnnning from Shaw- 
neetowii to Springfield, the capital of the State, and thence to 
Beardstown. on the Illinois River, making c(»nnections with the 
Ohio and Mississii)pi Railway at Plora for Cincinnati, with the 
Chicago Branch of the Illinois Central at Edgewood, and with 
the St. Louis, ^'inceunes and Indianapolis Railway at Altaniont 
for Indianapolis and the East ; and the St. Louis and South- 
eastern, running from St. Louis to Shawneetown, and thence to 
Madisonville, Ky.. giving direct connnunication to Nashville, 
Tenn.. and tlie South. These roads are so located as to insure 
a competition for l)usiness that will always secure low freights 
to and from this point. We also have navigation all the year 
to New Orleans and St. Louis by the Ohio and Mississippi 
Rivers, and for a lai-ge portion of the year to the inexhaustible 
timber regions of the White River of Indiana by the Big Wabash. 

1 I KL AHLNUANT AND CHEAP. 

Five beds of ct)al ah' now opened and niinetl with an aggre- 
gate capacity of .')(),( M)0 l)ushels of coal per day. The Coal 
Basin is liere more extensive and better situated for mining than 
in any otiier part of the State. 

TntBEU. 

Timber in vast (juantities maybe found m this County, such 
as white-oak. cypress, walnut, poj^lar. ash. hickory, maple, gum, 
and sycamore. White and yellow pine are shijjped here at 
low rjites. 

LIVING (HEAP. 

No County in the State has better soil and climate. Our 
products include corn, wheat, oats, barley, lye, grass, clover, 
s:»rghuin. tobacco, potatoes, flax. hemp, and cotton, with every 



52 DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



V. KAKCHER. W. SCANLAND. 

1410111 I SOilLMD, 

AND 

House-Joiners, 

SHAWNEETOWN, . . . ILLINOIS, 



Are prepared to execute all u^ork In their 
line with dispatch. 



COFFINS OF ALL SIZES. 



A complete as.sortmeut of line poli^^lied and plain Walnut (Jtjflins and Carres 
kept constantly on hand. Special attention paid to tlii~ branch of the trade. 
Prices vei'\' moderate. 



.VGENTS FOR CTJANE. BREED ^; CO.'S 



PATENT METALLIC BURIAL-CASES AND CASKETS. 



BISHOP XEAR THE COURT-HOUSE."^ 



OIRECTOllV OF SHAWNEETOWN. 53 



variety of fruit and vegetables orowii in the temperate and some 
of the troi)ical climates. Xeat cottage houses to let are spring- 
ing up in all parts of the City, reducing rent, and placing a com- 
fortable home within the reach of all. 



«.;OT'NTK\ IKIBUTARY. 

We command a large and rich farming and mining region to 
the north and west. 

WHAT WK HAVK. 

We have good schools, well-attended churches, and a culti- 
vated and hospitable society. Two National Banks are here, 
with a capital stock of half a million dollars, a handsome Court- 
house, an extensive furnitui'e factory, a large sash, door, and 
hniiber mill, grist and saw mills, and a very extensive steam 
1 )ork-packing establishment. 

WHAT WE WANT. 

We want iron-foundries, woolen-mills, machine-shops for tiie 
manufacture of agricultural implements, etc. In fact, manu- 
factories of every kind will do well here. The field is unoccu- 
pied, the country tributary is large, and our resources are 
immense. X^o county in the State is richer in minerals, timber, 
and everything essential to success in the manufacturing business. 

INFORMATION 

Respecting our geographical position, productions, resources, 
etc., given by the Secretaries of the Association upon application. 

STRANGERS 

And others visiting Sliawneetown with a view of settling, or 
otherwise, will be shown every courtesy by the officers of the 
Association. 



54 DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 



I e. iif oinM 



GENERAL 



omnrfsslti "^ 







LEVEE STREET, 



Skaws§tt9wi, liliiiQis, 



REFERENCES. 

J. McKee Peeples, Pi-esi(lent First National Bank. 

HOAVELL & Mii.LSP.\rGH, Proprietors Wharf boat. 

C. A. liEECllEK, Vice-President Sin-inglield and 111. Southeastern Railroad. 

Geo. K. Nokris. .Superintendent Springtield and 111. Southeastern Railroad. 

C. M. Stantox. General Freight Agent Springtield anil 111. S.E. Railroad. 

A. RlXARD, Esq., Sucker Mills. Fairfield. 

Castles & Temple. Equality. III. 



DIUECTOKY OV SHAWNEETOWN. 



56 















**The Old Emigrant Trail" 

Crosses the Ohio Kiver at Shawueetowi). by the best and most favorably located 
Steam FeiTv lietweeii I-oiiisville an<l Memj^his. 

THIS iS THE SHORTEST AND BEST ROUTE 

From all points in Kentucky. West Virginia. East and 3Iiddle Tennessee. Xortli 
Carolina, South Cai-olina, Georgia, and Nortlieru Alaliama, to Illinois. ."Missouri. 
Iowa, Kansas. Nebi-aska. Cf)lorado. :>routana. tlie GoM :\[ines, and all points in the 
Far Wksi . 

Hy crossing the Ohio at Siiawneetown. emigrants and movers will avoid on the 
one hand the Big and Little Wahasli, and on the other the Cumberland and the 
Tennessee, ar.d the almost impassable swamps of the Lower Ohio. Mississippi, and 
St. Francis Kivers. 

The fJmigrant Trail passes througii tlie most attractive region in the West; is 
well watered: avoids the mountains of Southern Illinois and the swamps of Mis- 
souri: follows good and flirect roads, with but two imiiortanl ferriages between 
the Tilue Kidge and tiie Rocky Mountains. 

Travelers going either Ea.-t or West should not fail to take the road at Shawnee- 
town. tliercby savuig time, trouble, and money, and avoiding unnecessary risks 
and bad road.s. It Mill be found marked by reliable signboards put up by the 
Ferry Com|tany. 

IJates of ferriage at Si)awneetown are lower flian at any other ]ilace. Special 
j-ate.- for drovers and sfock-deiders. 



II. S. WILSON. Superintsdeni. 



56 



DIRECTOKY OF SHAWKEKTUWN. 







GEO. A. 


RIDGWAY, 




DKALER IN . 


BIT iOOiS, liOOIRIlS, 


BOOTS 


AND SHOES, 


nvrzHiXjiisrEiE^Y, 


Boob, Stationery, 


Wa l-Paper, Window-Shades, 


Hardware 


AND QUEENSWARE. 


> 



M^anu/'acfuret^s' exigent J'o7' Slasti?/f/ and 'Jiijie 
:Po>fders. and Safetj' 7'^use. 



Special attention given to Ladies' aurt Gentlemen'i? Custoni- 
marle Boots and Shoes. 

Orders from a distance tilled with promptness and fidelity. 



CORNER MAIN AND MAIN CROSS STREETS, 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



DIRECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 
















AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. 



Real Estate of all kinds Bo,ught and Sold on Commission. 

Rents collected. Taxes paid, and Loans neprotiated on L'eal Estnte. 

Special attention giv^n to Collections, ^nd to IJie .entire management of ^t^tes. 

REFERENCES. — Gallatix NAifOiJAr. P.ANK. 
First Natioxal BAjfK» 

ShaxNTieetovra, 111. ; and 
. W. F. Brixck, St. Louis-, Mo. 



Little T^abash Mills 



NlSW HAVEN, ILL. 



The b^st grade of Flout alvuays on hand. 
Superior inducements offered to dealers. 



CASH PAID FOR GRAIN, 



DIBECTORY OF SHAWNEETOWK. 



Dr. J. W. Heddezi, 



MAIN STREET, SHAWNEETOWN, ILL, 



WHOLBSALK AND RETAIL DEALER IK 




'^ 





^% . % 



^ ^^^ ^#^^^5^ 



I ^''*a«W| 



Dyestuf fs, Glassvv^are 



WINDOW-GLASS. 



, mt 



mmikm*y/f 



AND CIGARS. 



DlRKCrrORY OF SHAWNKKTOWX. 



F. L. RHOADS, 




SHi^WNEETO Wl^, , ILLINOIS. 



20,000 ACRES LAND, iLTr'airLVT^ii^'nTU^E,*^^^^^^^^ 

' WAYNE, HAMILTON, JJSFFERSON. 
HARDIN, >L.\.SSAC, and PULASKI. 

Prices, Location, and Terms will be promptly given on application. 



Germania House, 

WATER STREET, Near Main, ^^^eI^^^^hISb^oJ^ 

SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 
JohD Laiiderbaiigh, Proprietor. 



The elegant additions made to this house, and tl^e determination to omit nothing 
that will add to its comforts, makes it the most desirable in the city. 



A CONSTANlT ^A/^ATCH KEPT FOR BOATS. 






ENRY SCATES, 

'^ PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL 




SHAWNEBTOWN, ILLINOIS. 



Is pi-epared to execute neatly and promptly all work in his line. 
Work fVom the country solicited. Terms reasonable. 



DlBEeTORT OF SHAWNEETOWN. 




FOR THE CURE OF 



TOARRHCEA, 

DYSENTERY, 

CHOLE RA M ORBUS, 
GRIPING, 
CRAMP COLIC, 
CHRONIC DIARRHCEA, 

A^nd kindred Diseases. It may also be successfully adminis- 
tered in cases'of CHOLERA. " , 

Its effects are instantaneous— often curing in from ten'to fifteen minutes. If 
taken on the first appearance of looseness, it w ill immediately restore the tone of 
the bowels and prevent further relaxation. 

It is pleasant and aromatic to the taste — producing an agi-eeaWe glow through- 
out the system; and is? composed of the simplest mgi-edients — not contaiumg 
anything that is injurious. • 

Everv family should keep it constantly on hand; and travelers should not be 
without ft. 

That it is one of the beet remedies in the whole range of mattyial medicine for 
the cure of the above diseases is attested by numbers of persons who have given it 
a trial. ' ' 

The increasing local demand for this remedy led me to apply for Letters Patent 
and enter into the extensive raanufacfeiire of it ; and the success which has attended 
it, and the general satisfaction that it has given, warrants me in the assertion that 
it is without a superior. - 

It is patented and known as 

"Waltpn's Diarrhoea Remedy." 

R. A. WALTON. 



WALTON & EDWARDS. . . . PROPRIETORS, 

r 

Sha^vneetown, Illinois. 

Sold by aM Drtuffyisfs €tf $t. 



DIRJEGTORY OF SHAWtJElKiTOWN. 




WHOI^ESAI^K BEAX.KR T« 



Dry Goods 



~'^^^^ 






^ e 



i 




if?- ^ 




^. 



AT K OAFE 



itmrptwrn 



Corner 1st South and Main Streets, 

SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



DJiRBCaXHCY OF SyAWNEETOWN. 




HOWELL, MILLSPAUGH & CO., 







IIP: 



t^:jo 



IHQM SfMliOi; 



—AND- 



ADAMS SSXPRlBSS 

Agents, 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 




CHARTER 



REVISED ORDINANCES 



CITY OF SHAWNEETOWX, ILLINOIS. 



rOMPJLET) AXU PUBLISHKD UXDKR AUTHORITY OF THE (IIY 
lOUXCJL.IX THE YEAR tUSi. 



-H.VAV.NKKTOWN. lM.INOI> 

1878. 



CHARTER AND REVISED ORDINANCES. 



An Act to incorporate the City of Shawneetown, 
and to change the name, 

ARTICLE L 

/ 

OF BODNDARJES AND GENERAL P«JWERS. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants of 
the town of Shawneetown, in the Connty of Gallatin, and State 
of Illinois, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and 
corporate, by the name and style of "The City of Shawneetown." 
unless changed to "Shawnee City,"" and. by that name shall have 
perpetual succession, and have and use a common seal, wliich 
they may" change and alter at plcasuic, 

i^ 2. The corporate limits and jurisdiction of the City of Shaw- 
neetown shall extend over and include within the same so much 
•of all that district of country situated in the County of Gallatin, 
State of Illinois, embraced witliin the present limits of the town 
■of Shawneetown, according to the plat thereof, as may be em- 
braced within a levee proposed to be built around said city, as 
is included within the present corporate limits of said town. 

§ 3. The inhabitants of said city, bj^ the name and style 
iiforesaid, may sue and be sued., imjjlead and be impleaded, de- 
fend and be defended, in all courts of law and equity, and in all 
actions whatsoever, and shall have power to purchase, receive 
and hold property, real or personal, in said city : to purchase, 
receive and hold property, real and personal, beyond the citj' 
limits, for burial grounds and other puri)oses, for the use of the 
•inhabitants of said city : to sell, lease and comvey such i)roperty 
for the benefit of said inhabitants and to improve and protect 
the same, and to do all othea- acts theretK) as natui'al j)ei'80iis- 



< HAKTKK AM) OKUINANCES 



§ 4. The present boaixl of trustees of the town of Shawnee- 
tovvn, shall, on the first Monday in IMarch next or as soon as 
practicable therenftcr and prior to the first Monday in April next, 
by ordinance, divide the said City of tShawneetown nito two 
wards, as nearly etjiial in popnlation as practicable, and partic- 
ularly describe the boundaries of each ward l)y causing to be 
posted two written copies of such ordinance in each ward. 

§ 5. Any tract of land Avithin eighty rods of the limits of said 
city, laid ofi'' into town lots, may be included within the limits of 
said city by ordinance. 

ARTICLE II. 

OK THE CITY COUNCIL. 

§ 1. There shall l)e elected, by the qualified voters of sadd city, 
a city coinicil. to consist of a ma>'or and board of aldermen. 

>$ "2. The board of aldermen shall consist of two meinliersfrom 
each ward ; and no person shall be an alderman unless nt the 
lime of his election lie shall be a (jualified voter and shall have 
resided twelve juonths within the limits of the city and be a free- 
holder of said city. 

>} S. If any nlderman shall remo\e from the ward for which 
he was elected, his office shall thereby be vacated. 

§ 4. The city council shall judge of the qualifications, elec- 
tions and returns of their members, and shall determine all con- 
tested elections, and shall have power to make rules to govern 
its meetings and to [)unish its members for disorderly conduct. 

§ 5. A majority of the council shall constitute a quorum to do 
business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day 
and fine absent members for non-attendance. 

15 6. The council shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and 
the yeas and nays, when demanded by any member present, 
shall be entered u|)on the journal. 

§ 7. The mnyor and aldermen, befoi'e entering upon their 
duties, shall tak(^ an oath to support the Constitution of the 
United States and of this State, and that they will well and 
promiitlv perform the duties of their office to the best of their 
ability. ' 

§ 8. All vacancies that may occur in the city council shall be 
filled by election : and whenever there is a tie in the election of 
mayor or aldermen the judges of election shall certify the same 
to the city council, who shall determine the same by lot. 

§ 9. The city council shall meet for business on the second 
Saturday in each month and at such other times as may be nec- 
essary, upon the call of the mayor or any two members of the 
council. 

{? 10. The city council shall have poAver to appoint a clerk and 
treasurer (the treasurer shall he ex officio the assessor) and such 
other officers or agents as they may need, from time to time, 
prescribing their duties and salaries. 



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AKTICLK III. 

i)V THE M.VYOKALTV. 

§ 1. The chief executive officer of the city shall Vje a mayor, 
who shall fxi elected by the qualified voteis of the city, and hold 
his office for one year and until his successoi* shall be elected 
:ind qualified, he being a freeholder of said city, over the ajre of 
twenty-one years* 

§ 2. The mayor shall preside at all Jiieetings of the council 
and shall have a casting vote, and no other; and in case of his 
non-attendance upon any meeting of the council the board of 
aldermen shall appoint one of their num1>«'r dinirman pro tent. 

^ •'). The mayor shall, at all times, be active tiud vigilant in 
<*nforcing the laws and ordinances for the go\eniiiient of the 
city, and it is hereby expressly made his duty to inspect the con- 
<luct of all sul)ordinate officers of said city, and to give notice of 
their, negligence or violation of duty to the c«^)uncil. and at the 
regidar meetings in July. October. January an<l Aj^ril. to com- 
municate, in writing, to the alderm»*n. such infonnation and 
recommend all such measures as in his opinion may tend to the 
improvement of the finances, the i>olice. the health, security, 
comfort and ornament of the city : and the city council shall 
have full power to enact all ordinances necessarN" to carry out 
•such recommendation. 

«5 4. The mayor shall receive for his services such salary- as 
shall l>e fixed by an ordinance of the city. an«l in case of his 
neglect or omission of duty he shall be removerl Ijy the board of 
aldermen, who may hold a special meeting. apiKjinting one of 
their number chairman, having notified said mayor of such meet- 
ing, and try and remove him for siuli neglect or omissi»m. 

ARTICLE n\ 

ELECTION:?. 

J; 1. On the first M«^nday in Apiil next an election shall be 
held in each ward of said city, for one mayor for the city and 
two aldermen for each ward, who shall hold their offices until 
their successors are elected and qualified, and forever thereafter 
on the first Monday in .] une of each year { excepting June. 1 sf; 1 . ) 
an election shall be held for a mayc^- for the city and two alder- 
men for each ward, who shall hold their offices for one j'ear and 
until their successors are elected an<l qualified. 

^ 2. All free white male inhabitants, over the age of twenty- 
one years, who have been residents of said city for six months 
previous to any election, shall be legal voters : J*rorifJpfL that 
said voters shall give their votes for mavor and aldermen in the 
ward in which they shall respectively reside and in no other, and 
that no vote shall be received at any of said elections unless the 
voter offering such v<^te shall have Ijeen an actual resident of the 
ward where the same is offered at least ten days next jweceding 
such election. 



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§ 3. The judges of the election to be held on the first Monday 
in April next shall be appointed by the trustees of the town of 
Shawneetown ; and for all elections thereafter the cit}' council 
shall appoint three judges, at their regular meeting in April, or 
as soon as convenient thereafter, to sit at all city elections, and 
also two clerks of elections, who shall be paid out of the city 
treasury, as may be directed b}- ordinance. 

§ 4. The judges of any city election, within five days after 
such election, shall deliver the poll-books to the mayor, who 
shall immediately call a meeting of the council, w^ho s]]{\ll exam- 
ine the poll-books and enter the result of the election on their 
journal ; and if the persons elected do not take the oath of the 
office within ten days after said election, required in section 
seven, article two, of this act, their office shall be declared vacant 
and a new election ordered. 

§ o. The trustees of Shawneetown shall cause public notice to 
be given of the election to be held for mayor and aldermen, and 
city judge and city attorney' and marshal, on the first Monday 
in April next, by posting two written notices in the most public 
places of each ward or ])y publishincr such notices in the news- 
paper printed in Shawneetown, having the largest circulation, 
at least ten days before such election ; and for all city elections, 
thereafter, the council shall, in like manner, give public notice 
of such election. 

ARTICLE V. 

CITY JUIXtE. attorney AND MARSHAL. 

§ 1. Thei'e shall be elected, at the same time and in the same 
manner as the city mayor, a city judge, a city attorney and city 
marshal, who shall hold their office for one year and until their 
successors are elected and qualified ; and the city mayor, alder- 
men, the city judge, city attorne}' and marshal, elected at the 
election to be hehl on tlie first Monday in April next, shall hold 
their office until the first Monday in June. 1862, and until their 
successors are elected and qualified. 

§ 2. The city judge shall be a conservator of the peace and. 
e.^•-oj^cio, a justice of the peace of said Gallatin County. He 
shall be commissioned by the governor and (lualified as a justice 
of the peace, and shall have additional statute, criminal and 
common law jurisdiction in all cases where the demand, damages 
or fine does not exceed five hundred dollars, and w^here the 
imprisonment extends only to the county or city jail : Provided. 
that the city marshal of said citv, or his deputy, shall have 
power to execute any writ or process issued by the said cit}' 
judge anywhere within the limits of Gallatin County aforesaid. 

§ 3. The said city judge shall exercise said additional juris- 
diction, within the limits of Gallatin County, and shall have 
exclusive jurisdiction in all suits for the violation of the ordi- 
nances of the said city. He shall hold a session of his court, 
for the trial of causes, on every Monday, and shall keep the 



CHARTER AND OI!l>TXANCES. 



same open, from day to day. if iiccessjuy. Sundays excepted, 
until all the business before it is <lisposed of; and shall have 
and keep a docket similar to the docket of the justices of the 
peace, in this State, excepting cases shall be docketed nnd 
called in their regular order, as is now the practice in (;i)cuit 
courts of this State, trials for the violation of said city ordi- 
nances having pi-ecedence, in tlie disci-etion of the said city judge. 
He shall have power to fine and imprison, for contempt oi' his 
court, when in session : and shall be allosvecl to charge, as fees. 
the same as circuit clerks in this Stjite ; and, in civil cases over 
one hundred dollars, shall he allowefl to charge a docket fee of 
one dollar and twenty-five cents, to he collected, as costs, from 
the unsuccessful party. Judgments rendered by the said city 
judge shall have the same effect as judgments rendered by 
justices of the peace, under the laws of this State ; and execu- 
tions from the judgments of the said city judge shall be directed 
to the said city marshal, who shall be governed in the premises 
by the laws of this State governing constables, in such case 
made and provided. The city judge shall, also, keep an execu- 
tion docket, in which he shall record the issuing and return of 
all executions ; also, a fee book, in which he shall separately 
charge the fees in each case, and shall issue fee bills and cost 
bills, according to the law governing circuit clerks in this State. 
In the event that the said judge shall be removed from office, or 
the said office otherwise become Aacant, or should he be absent 
from the cit}- orsick and unable to attend to the business of said 
court, the mayor of said city shall and is hereby required to 
preside in the place and stead of the said city judge, in all cases 
concerning the violation of the ordinances of the said citv. The 
said city judge ma\' also receive, in ad lition to his fees, such 
salary as may be allowed him by the city council. 

§ 4. The city attorney shall prosecute all a iolators of ordi- 
nances of tlip said city. He shnll l»e the legal adviser and 
attorney of the said corporate authorities, and shall receive such 
salary and other compensation as shall be agreed upon by the 
city council for his said services, to be paid out of the city 
treasury. He shall be responsible to the said city council for 
his conduct in office and may be removed l)y them for a suf- 
ficient cause. 

§ 5. The city marshal shall also be collector of the city reve- 
nue, and shall have power to appoint one or more deputies, in 
writing, for whose conduct in office the marshal shall be at all 
times responsible. He shall promptly arrest all violators of any 
ordinance and carry them before tiie city judge, and shall have 
power to summons witcesses, without written subi)ama. to appear 
and give evidence ; and upon the failure of such Avitnesses to 
attend the city judge shall forthwith issue an attachment against 
them for contempt. The city judge shall proceed to the trial of 
such offenders forthwith, in his discretion, or as soon as the 
witnesses can be brought before him : and if eithei" the city or 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



the otteuder is not ready for trinl the city judge may continue 
the trial, not more tlian three days, and may admit the offender 
fo give bond for his appearance before the said judge at the time 
named therein : which bond shall be made ixayable to the City 
of Shawneetown. and collectable by action of debt, before the 
city judge. Any jjcrson wlio is lined for breach of any ordi- 
nance of said city may replevy the same, by giving security for 
the payment of snch hn(^ and costs, within three months : and 
at the expiration of the said three months, if the fine and costs 
be not paid, the city judge shall render a judgment against the 
principal and his securities and forthwith issue execution thereon, 
directed to the city marshal : and every person lined for violat- 
ing any ordinance may pay such line by labor on the streets of 
sai<l city or on any jtublic works of said city or in a work-house 
of said city, under the directions of the marshal, in such manner 
as ma}' be determined by ordinance. All process issued by the 
city judge shall be directed to the city marshal. Avho shall receive 
the same fees as are allowed a sheriff, by statute, imless changed 
by ordinance. 

§ <j. The maishal is herein' made a coiiservatin' of the peace 
of (4allatin County, and shall \\a\e power to summons any white 
male inhabitant of said Gallatin County or city, over the age of 
eigiiteen years, to aid him in arresting or securing any offender 
against the laws of this State or any ordinance of said city ; ami 
any ])erson tailing to assist him. when so snmmoned. shall be 
reported bv said marshal to the city judge, and punished in snch 
manner as prescribed by the statute or as may be provided Ity 
ordinance. 

ij 7. He shall receive a salary of not less than one hundred 
dollars, nor exceeding two hundred dollars, per annum, besides 
his fees : w^hich salary shall be paid out of fines assessed and 
collected in said city, and in no other way : and upon any omis- 
sion or neglect of duty said marshal shall be removed by the 
city council, w!i<> shall appoint his successor, until the next regu- 
lar election. 

§ S. The city marshal shall act as street connnissioner and 
n\arket master, and i)erform such duties as may be [n-escribed 
by ordinance. 

ARTICLE Vr. 

OF THE LE<4ISI,ATIVE POWERS OF 'PIIK CITY COUNCIL. 

§ 1 . The city council shall have [)Ovver and authority to levy 
and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within 
the limits of the city, not exceeding one-half of one per cent, 
per annum upon the assessed value thei-eof. and may enforce the 
payment of the same in any manner, to be prescribed by ordi- 
nance, not rei)ugnant to the Constitution of the United States, 
or this State. 

§ 2. The city council shall have power to require of all otticers 
elected or appointed in pursuance of this charter, bonds, with 



(^HAKTEK AM) OKlUNANt'KS. \f 

penalty and security, for the faitlitul pertbnnanee of their re- 
spective duties, as ma^^be deemed expedient, and also to require 
all officers appointed or elected fo take an oath for the faithful 
performance of the duties of their respectiAc otlices, before 
entering upon the discharge of the same. To borrow money 
and pledge the rcAenue of the city for the jjaj'ment thereof: 
Provided, that no sum or sums of money shall l)e borrowed at 
a greater interest than ten jier cent, per annum, for ordinary 
purposes. 

^ 3. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of con- 
tagions diseases into the city ; to make (]uarantine laws for that 
purpose and enforce the same within five miles of the city. 

Ji 4. To make regulations to secure the general health of the 
inhabitants ; to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent 
and remove the same. 

*J 5. To open, alter, abolish, widen, extend, establish, grade, 
pave or otherwise improve avenues, streets and alley's and otiier 
public highways. 

§ 6. To divide the city into wards, alter the boundaries thereof, 
and erect additional wards, as occasion may require. 

§ 7. To establish, support and regulate night watches. 

§ ^. To e)-ect market houses, to establish market places, and 
provide for the government and regulations thereof. 

§ 9. To provide for all needful buildings, for the use of the 
city ; also water for the use of the city. 

§ 10. To provide for the inclosing, improving and regulating 
all public grounds belonging to the city. 

§11, To license, tax and regulate auctioneers, trading boats, 
merchants, retailers, grocers, taverns, hawkers, peddlers, brokers 
and bankers. 

§ 12. To license, tax and regulate hackney carriages, wagons, 
carts and drq^^'s, and fix the i-ates to be charged for the carriage 
of persons, and for the wagonage. cartage and drayage of 
property. 

^ 18. To license, tax and regulate theatrical and other exhi- 
bitions, shows and amusements. 

§ 14. To license, restrain, prohibit and suppress tippling 
houses and dram shops. 

§ 15. To regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, rosin, 
and other coml)ustible material. 

§ 16. To provide, by ordinance, for the manner and time of 
assessing and collecting cit}^ taxes, where the same may not be 
fully provided for in this charter. 

§ 17. To provide for the inspection and weighing of hay and 
stonecoal. the measuring of charcoal, firewood, and other fuel, 
to be used or sold in the city, and designate, by ordinance, 
where the same shall be sold. 

§ 18. To provide for the taking the enumeration of the inhab- 
itants of the city. 

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for the removing from office an}' person holding an office created 
b}' ordinance. 

§ 20. To fix the compensatioh. by fees, commission, or other- 
wise, and regulate the fees of jurors, witnesses and others, for 
services rendered under this act, or any ordinance in the city 
court or otherwise, in the city limits. 

§ 21. To regulate the police of the city ; to impose fines and 
forfeitures and penalties, for the breach of any ordinance, and 
to provide for the recovery and appropriation for such fines and 
forfeitures, and the enforcement of such penalties. 

§ 22. The city council shall also have power to make all ordi- 
nances which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into 
execution the powers specified in this act, so that such ordi- 
nances be not repugnant to nor inconsistent with the Constitu- 
tion of the United States, or this State. 

§ 23. To provide for lighting the streets ami erecting lamps 
tliereon. 

§ 24. To improve and preserve the navigation of the Ohio 
River within the city limits. 

§ 25. To erect, construct, regulate, repair and control all pub- 
lic wharves and docks within the city, and to fix the rate, and 
to provide for the collection of wharfage or rent therefrom. 

§ 26, To regulate the stationing, anchoring, or mooring of all 
kinds of water crafts within the city. 

§ 27. To license, tax, regulate or restrain, prohibit or suppress 
billiard tables, ten-pin alleys, tippling houses, and dram shops, 
and to suppress gambling houses, bawdy houses, houses of assig- 
nation and ill-fame. 

§ 28. To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of 
fires, and to organize and establish fire companies ; to regulate 
or prevent the erection of manuliiictories dangerous in causing 
fires ; appoint fire wardens and property guards, with power to 
remove and keep away from the Aicinity of any fire all idle or 
suspicious persons, and to compel any person or persons present 
to aid in extinguishing fires, or in the preservation of property 
exposed to the danger of the same, and prevent goods from 
being purloined thereat, and with such powers and duties as 
may be prescribed by ordinance. 

§ 29. To prevent the running of horses, mules or asses within 
the streets or alleys or city limits, or riding, leading, or hitch- 
ing the same upon the sidewalks, and shall prevent the exhibi- 
tion of stallions, jackasses or bulls within the streets or alleys, 
and prevent (<bstruction of [sidewalks, by awnings, signs, goods 
or boxes, or other obstructions. 

§ 30. To prevent and restrain any riot, noise, open indecen- 
cies, disturbance or disorderly assemblies, in any house, street, 
or place in the city, and to prevent the violation of the Sab- 
bath day. 

§ 31. To prevent and remove all encroachments upon all 
streets, lanes, avenues, alleys and public grounds. 



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§ 32. To exercise complete imd i)erfect control over all 
property b'eloiiging to the city, real or personal, either within or 
bej-ond the city limits, and the same to improve, lease, sell or 
dispose of, and generally to make, pass, awarrl, amend, publish 
and repeal such rules, regulations, and ordinances as shall be 
deemed advisable, for the maintenance of the peace and good 
government of the city, and for the trade, conmierce and manu- 
factures thereof, not repugnant to the laws and constitution of 
the State, and to enforce the observance of all such rules, regu- 
lations and ordinances, and to punish violations thereof bj- fines, 
penalties and imprisonment ; and any person against whom a 
fine or penalty shall be assessed, who shall fail, neglect or refuse 
to pay the same, may be imprisoned in the calaboose or cit\' 
jail, or be required to labor on the streets or other public works 
of the city as aforesaid, and in such manner as may be prescribed 
by ordinance. 

§ 33. To prevent the bringing and burial of dead bodies 
within the citj'. 

§ 34. To regulate or prevent and prohibit the use of fireworks 
or the discharge of firearms within the city, except in the defense 
of persons or property, or at a proper public assembly or cele- 
bration, or bv any military company or organization. 

§ 35. To regulate, restrain or prohibit the running at large of 
horses, cattle, swme, sheep, goats and poultry, and to authorize 
the distraining, impounding and sale of the same, for the costs 
of the proceedings and the penalties incurred, and to impose 
penalties upon the owners thereof for a violation of any ordi- 
nance in relation thereto. 

§ 3G. To regulate or prohibit the running at large of dogs, 
and to authorize their destruction when at large contrary to 
ordinance, and to impose penalties upon the owners, keepers or 
harborers thereof. 

§ 37. The council shall have exclusive power within the city 
to license, regulate or suppress, groceries, bars, tippling houses 
and beer shops, and all ])laces where spirituous or fermented 
liquors are sold ; and all sums of money which shall be received 
for such licenses shall be ])aid into the city treasury for the use 
of the city. 

§ 3H. To restrain and punish vagrants, mendicants, street 
beggars and prostitutes. 

§ 39. To compel the owner or occupier of any grocery, cellar, 
soap or tiallow chandler, blacksmitheiy, tannery, stable, slaugh- 
tering house, establishment for rendering or steaming lard, tal- 
low, offal, or any other substance, packing houses, breweries, 
distilleries, privies or other places, or estaVilishments where 
nauseous, offensive or unAvholesome business may be carried on, 
to cleanse, remove or abate the same, and to direct their location, 
regulate their construction, or to abate or prohibit them within 
the limits of the city altogether. 

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the safe keeping, apprenticing or education of such children as 
are destitute of parental care or direction, and as* are found 
wandering about the streets, growing up in mendicancy, igno- 
rance, idleness and vice, and committing mischief and depreda- 
tions, including all minors, negroes and mulattoes, under the 
age of twentj'-one, who shall lie apprenticed to white persons by 
the citj- jndge. 

§ 41. The city council shall have power. b\ ordinance, to levy 
and collect a special tax on the owners or holders of any lots 
on any street, avenue or alley, or pail thereof, according to the 
respective fronts owned or held by them, for the purpose of pro- 
viding or repairing such streets, sidewalks or gutters, drains or 
curbing, and shall have power to appropriate money for the 
opening of roads and highways, and the construction of bridges 
and culverts for the benefit of the city, bej-ond as well as within 
the limits of the city. 

§ 42. The city council shall ha\e power, and it is hereby made 
their duty, to protect the city against vagrants : they shall 
require, by ordinance, that the city judge shall have all idle per- 
sons, suspected as being vagrants, brought before him, and he 
shall investigate said person or persons upon their oath, and 
shall have power to call witnesses in said investigation, touching 
their character and vocation. If said person or persons, sus- 
pected of Aagranc}', upon such examination shall be found of 
suspicious and idle character, without any laudable employment, 
the said city judge may enter an order upon his docket, a co\)\ 
of which shall be served upon said vagrant or vagrants, by the 
city marshal, notifying said vagrant or vagrants to leave the city 
within ten days thereafter, under a penalty of not exceeding 
fifty dollars, to be recovered as other penalties for the violation 
of ordinances : Provided, said vagrant or vagrants mav'. upon 
receiving said notice, give l)ond and security, to be approved 
by said judge, for his or their maintenance and good behavior, 
the penalty of said bond not to exceed one thousand dollars. 

§ 43. The style of the ordinances of the city shall be — ''Be 
it ordained by the City of ShawneeUntm." 

§ 44. All ordinances passed by the city council shall, within 
ten days after the^^ shall have been jjassed, be published in the 
newspaper in the city having the largest circulation, or by post- 
ing one copy of each ordinance in each ward, and shall not be in 
force except as aforesaid, until they shall have lx»en published 
as aforesaid for five days. 

§ 45. All ordinances may be proven by the seal of the corpora- 
tion or the oath of the city clerk, and when printed and pub- 
lished in book or pamphlet form and i)urporting to be published 
by authority of the corporation as in force, the same shall be 
received in evidence in all courts and places without further jjroof. 

ARTICLE VII. 

§ 1. All real estate and personal propertx', within the limits 



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of the city of Shaw neetown, shall be subject to taxation by the 
city council for the use and benefit of said city. 

«} 2. The assessor shall i>rc})are an assessment roll, with the 
following caption, in sulistance : '-An assessment roll of all the 
real and personal property within the limits of the City of Shaw- 
neetown, made by the assessor of said city for the year," and 
shall set down in sej)arate colnnms — First: The names of ail 
the owners, il' ki\own. of real estate within the limits of said A 
city. If the owner is unknown, it shall be so stated. Second: 
The descrii)tion of the real estate opposite the name of the owner 
or the word ''unknown." Third: Tlic value of the real estate 
opposite the description. Fourth: The amount of tax assessed 
opposite the value. Said assessment roll shall also contain, in 
parallel columns — First : The names of the owners of personal 
nroperty subject to taxation, in alphabetical order. Second: 
The assessed value of the personal proi^erty taxed to each indi- 
vidual. Third: The amount of tax on each individual's per- 
sonal property. 

>} 3. After the said assessment i-oll shall have been thus 
completed, the assessor shall attach his certificate to said roll, 
(•ertif3'iuo; the said roll is true and correct, according to his best v 
information : and said roll, so certified, shall, on or before the 
second Saturday in July, of each year, be returned to the city 
council in session or to the mayor. 

§ 4. Previous to the second Saturday in August, of each year, 
the said assessment roll may be inspected by any person inte- 
rested in the same. At the regular meeting of the council, on 
the second Saturday in August, of each j-ear. and not afterward, 
the said council shall hear the application of any person who 
may consider himself or herself aggrieved by the said assess- 
ment, and, on being satisfied of any error therein, they may 
correct the same. 

§ o. On the return of said assessment to the mayor or council, 
the city clerk shall cause to be posted, in the most puljlic place 
of eacii ward, one wiitten or printed notice, that the assessment ^)x(. 
iias been returned and is ready for inspection, and also of the 
time when application may be made for reviewing the same. 

i^ 6. Immediateh- after the second Saturday in August, of each 
year, the city clerk shall make out a true copy of the assessment. 
to which, after being satisfied that the same is a correct copy, 
as above, the city council shall annex a warrant, signed by the 
mayor of said city, requiring the collector to collect from the 
several persons the several amounts of taxes and costs set oppo- 
site their respective names, and pay the same to the treasurer 
of the city. And the said collector shall, thereupon, attend at 
some place in each ward of said city, for the j^urpose of receiv- 
ing taxes, giving ten days' notice of such place and the day on 
which he will attend, for the purpose aforesaid ; and if any resi- 
dent of said city shall neglect to pay his taxes on the day men- 
tioned in such notice, the collector shall proceed to levy the same 



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of the goods and chattels of said resident, and, after giving ten 
days' notice of the time and place of sale, by posting up a notice 
thereof in three public places in said cit}^ shall sell as many of 
said goods and chattels as may be necessary to make the amount of 
tax and costs. In cases where the owner is not a resident of the 
city the collector shall proceed to levy and sell, within ten days 
after the day fixed in said notice. The said w^arrant shall be 
returnable on the second Saturday in October, after the date 
thereof; at which time the collector shall return said warrant 
and tax list to the clerk of the city council and pay over all 
money by him collected to the treasurer and take his receipt for 
the same. 

§ 7. In the return of said warrant the collector shall give a 
list of the names of the persons whose tax upon personal property 
he has been unable to collect, on account of not finding goods and 
chattels whereon to levy the value of the property assessed and the 
amount of the tax thereon, and state, in said return, that he has 
been so unable to collect the tax ; and the city council may give 
him credit for the amount of taxes he has been unable to collect. 

§ 8. The collector shall also make a list of the real estate upon 
which the taxes have not been paid or collected, and state to 
whom each parcel of said real estate was assessed, or that the 
same was assessed to a person "unknown," and describe said 
real estate and give the amount of tax on each parcel. The 
collector shall return said list at the time last aforesaid, with a 
certificate, signed and sworn to by him, that said taxes remain 
unpaid and that he could find no goods or chattels whereon to 
levy and collect the same ; and the city council may credit him 
with the amount. 

§ 9. The said list shall be evidence of the taxes and costs due 
on any real estate in said city, and whenever any person owning 
real estate in said cit}' shall fail to pay the same on or before the 
second Saturday in October, of any year, the city collector shall 
thereupon proceed to obtain judgment' against and to sell said 
real estate, for taxes and costs, in the same manner as is pro- 
vided by the revenue law of this State for obtaining judgment 
against and selling delinquent lands. 

§ 10. All real estate sold for taxes and assessments assessed 
under this charter shall be sold and ma}^ be redeemed in the same 
manner and upon the same terms as lands are now sold and 
redeemed in cases of salfe for State and county taxes ; and the 
deed of the city collector, for real estate sold under this charter, 
shall have the same force and effect as deeds made by county collec- 
tors of this State for delinquent lands sold for fState or county tax. 

ARTICLE YIII. 

OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS. 

§ 1. The city council shall have power to cause any street, 
alley or wharf in said city to be graded, leveled, paved, macada- 
mized or planked, and keep the same in repair ; to cause side- 



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walks and crosswalks, drains and sewers to be constructed, and 
regulate the same, and to grade, improve, protect and ornament 
any public square, now or hereafter laid out in said city, and to 
levy and to collect a tax for the purpose of carrying into [effect] 
the above powers. 

§ 2. Every owner of any lot or lots in said city, in front of 
whose premises the city couucil shall, by ordinance, order and 
direct a sidewalk 4;o be constructe(] or repaired, shall construct 
such sidewalk at his or her own expense, within sixty days after 
a copy of said ordinance is deli\'ercd to such owner : Provided. 
such ordinance is not passed in the month of December, Januarj'^, 
February or March ; and if such sidewalk be not constructed or 
repaired by such owner or owners, in the manner and within the 
time required by ordinance, the city council may cause the same 
to be constructed or repaii'ed, and assess the expenses thereof, 
in an order, to be entered on their journal ; and the said city 
council IS hereby authorized and empowered to sue and recover 
from the owner or owners of said lot or lots two-thirds of said 
expenses, so entered in said order, with twenty per cent, damages 
on said amount ; and said order is hereby made a lien on said 
lot or lots, and shall be evidence of the amount of such expenses : 
Provided, the said council may, at any time, by ordinance, fix 
the amount of such expenses to be paid by the owner of said 
lot or lots at more or less than two-thirds of said expenses. 

ARTICLE IX. 

§ 1. The inhabitants of the City of Shawneetown are hereby 
exempted from State tax, for the period of twenty years from 
the adoption and passage of this act, for the purpose of enabling 
the said inhabitants to levee the City of vShawneetown. to prevent 
its frequent or periodical inundation . from the overflow of the banks 
of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers, w ithin and adjacent to the said 
cit}' ; and tlie city council are authorized to levy upon the real and 
personal property within the city limits, a tax, to be called a 
*' levee tax ;" which shall be equivalent to the tax which would 
inure to the State of Illinois, from time to time, had this exemp- 
tion not been made. And the city council are also authorized, 
by this act. to levy an additional levee tax. not exceeding two 
and one-half per cent, upon the real proijcrtv within the corporate 
limits of said city, as well as all other real and personal property 
embraced within said levee, to high water mark, on the hill in 
the rear of said city ; w'hich shall be appropriated to no other 
purpose than for making and keepinp^ in repair the said levee. 
All of the above taxes, mentioned in this section, shall be levied 
and collected annually, excepting the two and one-half percent., 
last above mentioned, which shall be levied and collected in the 
discretion of the city couucil, as other city taxes are levied, 
assessed and collected, and shall be kept as a separate fund — 
the city treasurer giving special bond in the premises. 

§ 2, It shall be the duty of the city council, as soon as prac- 



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ticable after the passage and adoption of this act. to proceed 
and make arrangements for the construction of a levee that will 
so far surround the city, of a sufficient height and breadth, as 
to entirely prevent the future inundation or overflow of said 
citj^, or any part of it, from the waters of the Ohio or Wabash 
Rivers ; and they are hereby authorized and empowered to bor- 
row mon^y. at not exceeding one per cent, a month interest, and 
to pledge the revenue of the city, together with the revenue and 
taxes mentioned in the first section of this article, for the pay- 
ment of said money and interest thereon ; and they shall issue 
bonds, to secure the payment of said money, with full specifica- 
tions, signed by the mayor and attested by the city clerk, under 
the seal of the said city, 

§ 3. The city council are authorized and empowered to make 
contract or contracts, for the construction of said levee, and 
shall require of the person or persons undertaking the same a 
bond or bonds, payable to said City of Shawneetown, with good 
and ample security, for the performance of said contracts, to be 
approved by the city council. The city council may appoint a 
sui'veyor or engineer, who is hereby required to surve}' and lay 
off the ground upon which the said levee shall be constructed, 
agreeable to the directions of the city council, and shall perform 
such other general duties as surveyor or engineer of said city, 
whose salary, fees and duties shall be fixed by ordinance. The 
city council shall, from time to time, repair, improve, or alter the 
said levee, and shall make such rules and regulations concerning 
it, as shall not be in violation with the Constitution of the United 
States or this State, and shall have the right of way in its general 
construction and control. 

ARTICLE X. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

<5 1 . The court over which the said city judge shall preside 
shall be called the City Court of Shawneetown, and shall have 
a seal, which may be altered l)y the city council. The said judge 
shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the justices of the peace 
of Gallatin County, to the extent of their jurisdiction, or in 
matters over which they have jurisdiction : but no changes of 
venue shall be taken from before him, excepting in cases pre- 
scribed by the law governing the changes of venue in the circuit 
courts of this State. And where a change of venue is sought, 
the person making application shall proceed in like manner as 
from said circuit courts ; and said changes shall be taken to no 
other than to the county or circuit courts of said Gallatin County : 
Provided, said county court shall have jurisdiction of the nature 
of the case: And provided, farther, that said' case is not for 
the violation of any city ordinance. And if the case so changed 
shall be a criminal case, perpetrated against the laws of the 
State, without the limits of the said city, the city marshal may 
take a recognizance, with sufficient penalty and security of the 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 17 

said defendant, for his appearance at the court to which the 
change is taken. The said recognizance shall be payable to the 
State, for the use of said count}-, and recoverable, in case of 
forfeiture, in an action of debt, in an}^ court of Gallatin County 
having jurisdiction ; and, on failure to give such recognizance, 
the marshal shall commit the said defendant to the county jail, 
to be dealt with according to law, at the expense of said county. 

§ 2. The cit}' jutlge is hereby vested with power to take 
ackuowledo;ments of deeds and other instruments of writino;, 
take depositions and administer oaths necessary in so doing, 
and to certify the same, under the seal of said court ; and, when 
so certified, the same shall be taken in evidence, in any court, 
without further proof, and he shall fiu'ther have power to admin- 
ister oaths to the officers of the city, and for general purposes, 
and to witnesses in any investigation before the city council, etc. 
Appeals may be taken from the decision of said judge to the 
county court or circuit court of said county : Provided^ the 
county court shall have jurisdiction ; and, in the event that the 
said county court has or has not jurisdiction, said appeal or 
appeals may be taken to said circuit court in the same manner 
as appeals are taken from justices of the peace under the laws 
of this State. 

§ 3. Transcripts of the dockets of said city judge may be 
filed with and recorded by the clerk of the circuit court of Gal- 
latin County in the same manner as from other justices of the 
peace of said county ; and said transcripts shall have the same 
effect against and lien upon real estate that transcripts from 
other justices of the peace of said county have or may have. 

§ 4. The city council shall have power to provide for the pun- 
ishment of offenders, by imprisonment in the city calaboose, 
(which is hereby construed to mean a city jail, unless a city jail 
be erected within and by said city in addition to the calaboose,) 
the county j^il. or by both fine and imprisonment, within the 
jurisdiction of said city judge, under the statute of this State. 

§ 5. The said city judge shall adopt a series of rules, regu- 
lating the practice in his court, and shall record the same in his 
docket. He shall also enter the names of attorneys appearing 
in each case, if any, and for which of the parties said attornej^s 
appeared, respectivel}' ; and shall open and adjourn said court, 
by public proclamation, made by the marshal, his deputy, or 
some person api)ointed by the {x)urt. He may require written 
pleadings in said court. 

§ 6. All warrants for money (^n the city treasury shall be 
ordered and allowed l)y the city council, signed b}^ the ma^'or 
and attested by the clerk ; and Avhen said Avarrants shall have 
been presented for payment and the date of presentation entered 
thereon by the treasurer, the same shall have priority of pa}'- 
ment in the distribution of the general fund in said treasur}'' : 
Provided^ that no wari'ant or order shall be drawn on the city 
treasury, to be paid out of the ''levee fund." unless the said 

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18 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 

warrant shall stipulate that it is to pa}^ for constructing or 
repairing said levee ; nor shall said fund be paid out for any 
other purpose. 

§ 7. The city marshal shall attend, in person or by deputy, 
the said city court, when in session, and shall therein preserve 
order, etc. He shall, by himself or deputy, have power to 
arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, upon 
view or information, all persons who shall break the peace, or 
threaten to break the peace, or be found violating any ordinance 
of said cit}', and may hold such persons for examination or 
detain them in the calaboose of said cit}^ or other safe place, 
for the space of thirty-six hours, and until they can be brought 
before the said city judge. The marshal shall be required to 
give bond, as collector, in double the amount of the city revenue, 
to be approved by the cit}- council. Said citj' judge is hereby 
required to report to the city council, in writing, at their monthly 
meeting in each month, the amount of lines, penalties and for- 
feitures, and other mone3's collected by him, belonging to said 
cit}'. He shall pa}' the same to the treasurer immediately after 
making said report, and take his receipt in a book kept for that 
purpose ; which shall be as vouchers in making his annual report 
to said council ; at which time said council shall make a thorough 
examination of the vouchers, reports and dockets of said judge ; 
and, to secure this end, the said city council shall require of the 
said judge a bond, in the penalty of one thousand dollars, pa^-able 
to the said city ; which shall be safely kept, also recorded in the 
recorder's office of Gallatin Count}^ ; and any person feeling 
aggrieved b}^ the official conduct of said judge, may bring suit 
on said bond, in an action of debt, in any court of Gallatin 
Count}' having jurisdiction. 

§ 8. In the event that the mayor shall be required to act in 
the stead of said city judge, as provided in section 3, article 
fifth, of this act, he shall, before acting, take a similar oath 
prescribed for and taken b}^ said judge. And said mayor is 
hereby made a conservator of the peace. 

§ 9. The cit}^ attorney is hereby made a conservator of the 
peace, and shall have power to arrest or cause to be arrested, 
without process, any violator of ordinances. He shall be con- 
sidered a member of said court, and shall have power to enter 
nolle prosequi in criminal prosecutions in said court ; and, in the 
event of his absence or inability to attend to said duties, may 
appoint some attorney to act for him ; and in the event, further, 
if no attorney should be elected at &uy regular election the said 
city council shall have power to appoint one in his stead, to act 
until his successor is elected and qualified. 

§ 10. The inhabitants of the City of Shawneetown are hereby 
exempted from working on any road extending outside the city 
limits. And the cit}^ council shall provide for all the resident 
paupers. 

§ 11. The city council shall have power, for the purpose of 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 19 



keeping the streets and alleys and wharf in repair, to require, 
by ordinance, ever}' able bodied male inhabitant in said citj', 
over twenty-one years of age, to work on said streets, alleys 
and roads, not exceeding five days in each and every year. 

§ 12. Whenever any inhabitant of said city, liable to do road 
labor, shall violate any ordinance re(|uiring him to perform such 
labor, by failing or refusing to perform the same, after due 
notice, the street connnissioner shall report his hame to the city 
judge, who shall forthwith issue his warrant, commanding the 
city marshal to bring such inhabitant before the said judge, who 
shall try him, as in other cases, for violating a city ordinance ; 
and, if convicted, he shall be fined one dollar for each day he 
shall fail to work on said streets or alleys or wharf, 

§ 13. The cit}' council shall cause to be published in the news- 
paper in said cit}- having the largest circulation or by posting 
a written notice in each ward, annually, on the first Monday in 
May, a complete statement of all moneys recei\'ed and expended ; 
and said statement shall be certified to be correct by the mayor 
and city treasurer. 

§ 14. All suits and prosecutions, instituted by the corporation 
hereby created, shall be instituted and prosecuted in the name 
of the City of Shawneetown ; and all actions commenced by 
and all fines and forfeitures which have accrued to the president 
and trustees of Shawneetown shall be vested in and prosecuted 
by the corporation hereby created ; and all the rights which have 
accrued to said president and trustees and all thejr propert}', 
held for the- use of the idhabitants of Siiawneetown, shall be 
vested in the corporation hereby created. 

§ 15. The city council shall have power to levy a poll tax, of 
not exceeding one dollar, against each legal voter of said city, 
for city purposes. 

§ 16. Whenever the city marshal is unable or refuses to serve 
any process issued by the city judge the same ma}- be served by 
the sheriff or any constable of Gallatin County. 

§ 17. All fines and forfeitures, recoverable by indictment or 
action, for any offense committed within the limits of said city, 
shall be paid into the cit}' treasur}-, for the use of the city. 

§ 18. This act is hereby declared to be a pul)lic act ; to be in 
force from and ofter its passage, and may be read, in evidence, 
in all the courts of this State, without proof. 

§ 19. No money shall ever be l)(>rrowed by tlie city council, 
unless the ordinance therefor shall first be submitted and .voted 
for l)y a majority of the voters voting at an election for that 
purpose, except for constructing or repairing a levee. 

§ 20. No person shall be incompetent to serve as a witness or 
juror, in any suit when the Cit}^ of Shawneetown is a part}', by 
reason of his being an inhabitant of said city ; and all ordi- 
nances of the president and trustees of Shawneetown shall 
remain in force till repealed by the city council. 

§ [21.] The president and trustees of town of Shawneetown 



20 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



shall cause an election to be held in said town, giving ten daj'-s' 
notice thereof, on the second Monday- in March next : at which 
time all legal voters residing Avithin the limits described in sec- 
tion second, of the first article of this act, shall vote for or 
against the adoption of this charter ; and if a majority of the 
votes polled at such election are in favor of the adoption of said 
charter it shall immediately take effect as law : otherwise it 
shall be of no legal effect. But if a majority of said legal 
voters, at said election, shall not be in favor of the adoption of 
this charter, it may be submitted for adoption by said voters at 
an}^ time within twelve months — the said president and trustees 
giving ten days' notice of an election to be held for that purpose. 
§ [22.] It is hereby made the duty of the said president and 
trustees to open and examine the poll books, and to announce 
the result of all elections under this charter, until the said city 
council shall be elected and qualified ; and it is hereby made the 
dut}^ of the town clerk, and the cit}" clerk thereafter, to certify 
to the county clerk of Gallatin County the election of said city 
judge ; and the county clerk shall thereupon, without delay, 
certify the election of said city judge to the governor of the 
State, as in cases of certifj-ing the elections of justices of the 
peace ; and all acts or parts of acts or laws in any wise conflict- 
ing with this act are repealed from and after the passage and 
adoption of this charter. 

Approved February- 22, 1861. 

RICHARD YATES. 

'Governor. 

Francis A. Hoffman, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

Shelby M. Culllm, 

S peaker of the House of Representatives. 



C I T Y (') R D I X A X C E S. 



M 3LBEK 1. 



AX ORUrXAXCE KESPEALDfG CEKTATS ORDISAXCES Ol THE CTTT OF 

SHA WXEETOWX . 

Sectius 1. Be it ordained hy the City of Shaicneeiovcn. That 
all onlinanees of said city, the subject matter of which is treated 
of and provided for in the foUow-ing re\'ised ordinanc-es under 
numbers two. three, four. five. six. seven, eight, nine, ten, 
eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, 
eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty-one. be and the same 
are hereby repealed from and after the publication of the said 
revise<i ordinances in lxx)k or pamphlet form : Provided, hoic- 
ever. that such repeal shall in no wise affect or invalidate any 
act done, right accrued, offence conmiitted. penalty incurred, or 
proceeding commenced before the date of such publication, but 
all such aW:s. rights, penalties, offences, and proceedings shall 
l>e and remain in the same condition and of the same force in 
all respects as if this ordinance had not been passed. 

Passerl April 29. 1x72. 



Xl'ilBER U. 

AS ORDISAXCE REGULATIXG THE ELECTION OF CERTAIX CTTT OFFICERS 
BT THE Crrr COUXCIL AXD PRESCRIBrKG THE DUTIES OF OFFICERS. 

§ 1. Clerk and other officer? to be elected. § 4. What officer? must give bond. 
§ 2. Additional duties of mavor. $ 5. Oath of office mast be taken. 

I 3- Duties of city clert defined. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shaicneetown, "Diat 
at the first regular meeting of the city council, in the month of 
June, in each year, or as soon thereafter as may be. there shall 
be elected, by l3allot or otherwise, a city clerk, a city treasurer, 
one wharfmast^r. and such other otfic-ers as may from time to 
time be deemed necessanr, under the charter or any ordinance 



22 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



passed in pursuance thereof, by said city council, who shall 
hold their respective (offices for one year, and until their suc- 
cessors shall be duly qualified, unless sooner remo^-ed by the 
city council, or their otFices be abolished by the legislature or 
cit}- council : Provided, that if any office or offices shall be cre- 
ated at any time after the said meeting in June in each year, 
the said council may appoint officers to fill the same at any 
meeting ; and the officers thus appointed shall hold their offices 
for such term as may be fixed by ordinance. 

§ 2. That in addition to the duties required of the mayor by 
the charter and ordinances of said cit}', he shall see that all 
officers on their resignation, or expiration of their term of office, 
or their removal from the same, deliver over, in good condition, 
to their successors, all papers, books, plats, furniture, fixtures, 
machinery, tools, etc., belonging to the city. 

§ o. That the city clerk shall perform the following duties in 
addition to those mentioned in the charter and ordinances of 
said cit}", viz. : 1. He shall attend all the meetings of the city 
council and keep a record of their proceedings, and cause them 
to be pul)lished in such public newspaper, in said city, as the 
city council shall designate. 2. He shall record, in books to be 
provided for that purpose, all ordinances that ma}' be passed 
from time to time by the city council, and cause the same to be 
published as provided b}^ section forty-four of article six of the 
city charter ; and shall file and preserve in his office one or more 
copies of the paper containing every ordinance so published. 
3. He shall keep and safely preserve all papers, books, and doc- 
uments pertaining to his office, and shall also have the custody 
of all books, papers, and documents belonging to the city and 
not in the actual use of the other city officers. 4. He shall 
make out, before the day of any city election, a poll-book for 
each ward in which such election is held, together with suit- 
able tall3"-papers. 5. He shall keep a correct account between 
the city and the collector of taxes on real and personal property, 
by charging him with the amount of taxes of every kind assessed 
as the same are set forth in the warrants issued to said collector ; 
and he shall allow the said collector such credits as he may be 
entitled to bylaw and the ordinances of said city. 6. He shall 
keep a correct account between the city and city treasurer, b}' 
charging him with all sums of monej' received by him, as ex- 
hibited to said clerk by the treasurer's receipt, and crediting him 
with all sums of money paid out by him by order of tlie city 
council ; and he shall allow said treasurer such other credits as 
he may be entitled to by law and the ordinances of said city. 
7. He shall, in addition to the duties specified in article seven 
of the charter, in relation to duplicate of tax-list, from time to 
time correct all errors which he ma}- discover in the name of 
the person charged with taxes, the description of the property, 
or the amount of tax charged ; and when such correction is 
made, after the duplicate has been delivered to the collector for 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 23 



collection, the clerk shall give, on order of the city council, to 
the person benefitted thereby, a certificate of such correction, 
under the seal of the city and signed by the mayor, to be pre- 
sented to the collector, who shall, on presentation of such cer- 
tificate, make the like correction on his duplicate, and shall keep 
such certificate as a voucher on settlement with the city council ; 
and it shall also be the duty of the clerk on discovering any 
omission of real estate or personal property from the duplicate 
to cause such assessment to be made in regular form by the 
assessor, and, on such assessment being made, to certify the 
same, by order of the council, to tlie collector, who shall enter 
the same on his duplicate, and shall be charged b}^ the clerk. 
8. He shall do and perform all other duties that may be required 
of him by ordinance or resolution of the city council. 

§ 4. That the city attorney, clerk, treasurer, marshal, wharf- 
master, and such other officers as the city council may desig- 
nate, shall, before entering upon the duties of their respective 
offices, give bond to said city, in such sum as the city council 
may fix and require, with such security as the said council may 
approve, for the faithful performance of the duties of their 
respective offices according to law and the ordinances of said 
city, and that they will justly and fairly account for and pay 
o^'er and deliver all moneys and other property received by them 
in their official capacity, under any process or otherwise. 

§ 0. That the officers mentioned in the foregoing section 
shall, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, 
take and subscribe to an oath to support the Constitution of the 
United 8tates and of the State of Illinois and faithfully to 
perform the duties of their office, according to law, and to the 
best of their skill, aliility, and judgment. 

Passed April 29, 1872. 



NUMBER III. 

AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS. 

§ 1. Mayor's salary. i| §5. City clerk and attorney, salary of 

§ 2. Aldermen, compensation of. : tfxed. 

§3. City collector's fees regulated. I § f'- City marshal's salary fixed. 

§ 4. Treasurer's salary fixed. i! § 7. Wlien to take effect. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoion^ That 
the mayor of said city shall receive a salary of two hundred 
dollars ($200) per annum. 

^ 2. That the aldermen of said city shall receive the sum of 
seventy-five dollars ($75) per annum, 

§ 3. That the city collector shall receive three per cent, on 
all taxes and assessments collected by him and paid into the 
city treasury. 

§ 4. That the city treasurer shall receive a salary of one hun- 
dred dollars (•'1 100) per annum. 



24 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



§ 5. That the city clerk and city attoi*ney, each, shall receive 
a salar}' of one hnnrlred dollars ($100) per annum and the fees 
hereinafter named. 

§ 6. That the city marshal shall receive a salary' of two hun- 
dred dollars ($200) per annum and the fees hereinafter named. 

§ 7. That this ordinance shall not appl}^ to any officer of said 
city whose term of office expires in June, 1872. 

Passed April 29, 1872. 



NUMBER IV. 

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE ISSUING OF LICENSES. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoijon^ That 
the cit}^ clerk, and in his absence tlie ma3'or, is hereb}* authorized 
to grant all licenses provided for by the charter and the ordi- 
nances made in pursuance thereof. Each license shall be made 
out under the seal of the city, and the clerk shall keep a register 
of the same in a suitable book, entering the name of the person 
licensed, the date of license, for what purpose granted, date of 
expiration, the amount paid, and, in case of vehicles, the num- 
ber of the same, which shall also be inserted in the license ; if 
transferred, to whom, and the date of the transfer. 

Passed April 19, 1872. 



NUMBER V. 

AN ORDINANCE IN RELATKJN TO THE WIDTH OF STREETS, ALLEYS, ETC. 

§ 1. Must present a plat to the city couu- j | § 2. Sti-eets must be not less than eighty 
cil. ;; feet in width. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of /Shawneetoicn, That 
whenever au}^ person or persons may hereafter lay out an outlet 
or outlets within the limits of said city as originally laid out 
and surve3'ed, they shall present to the city council an accurate 
map or plat of the outlet or outlets or territory which is pro- 
posed to be thus laid out, shewing in said plat the position and 
width of the streets and alleys : which plat shall be recorded by 
the clerk in the minute-book of the council. 

§ 2. All streets that may hereafter be laid out by virtue of the 
foregoing section shall be not less than eight}' feet wide, if run- 
ning parallel with Main Street ; and all streets running at angles 
with Main Street shall be continuations of the central line of 
the present cross streets, and of net less than ninety-one feet in 
width. The alleys shall cross each other at right angles, and 
divide each square into four equal divisions, in like manner as the 
present squares, and shall be net less than fifteen feet in width. 

Passed April 19. 1872. 



t'HAKTKK AM) OKDINANCES. 25 



NUMBER VI. 

AX OUUINAXCi: ( ONCEKXIXG THE COXFlXlXCi <>l" WKi^ OX THE 

RIVER FROXT. 

§ 1. Must not pen hogs on paved portion 11 § 'i. Pouiiltx lor viulaiion. 
of wharf, etc. II 

Sectiox 1. Be it ordained by the City of iShawneetoioi. Tluil 
it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to pen hogs, or 
cause them to be'penned or confined. i>i any way or for any time, 
on tlie street or paved portion of the ri\ei' front within the limits 
of said city : Provided. That nothinsr herein contained shall 
make it unlawful for any person or persons to drive hogs up or 
down either wharf boat landing for the purpose of transportation. 

^ 2. Every person violating the provisions of this ordinance 
shall forfeit and pay the smn of ten dollars ($10) for each and 
every day, or part of a day, any hog or hogs are so penned or 
confined. 

Passed April 10. 1H72. 



NUMBER Vir. 

AN OKDIXAXCE REOULATINCi THE I'UKLFr WHAUF. 

§ 1. Public hiudingtixed. li §5. VVliai-f boats to be licensed. 

§ -2. Wharfage reajulated. ' § 6. Fisli-boats to be hcensed. 

§ 3. Must pav wliarfage. etc. j § 7. Eicense regulated. 

§4. Dutyof wharfma«tertokeep abook. |j §8. Wharf boat charges reguhited. 
cohipensation rtxed by council. 

Sectkjx 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shaicneetoivjt, That 
the landings and bank of the Ohio River in front of that part 
of said city lying between the north line of the levee and the 
middle of South Hfth Street, in said city, are hereby tleclared 
to be public landings, and landing i)laces, in and for the City of 
Shawneetown. 

§ 2. That the following rates of wharfage shall be levied and 
collected by the wharfmaster for the use of said city, to-wit : 

1 . From every steamboat which may land at any of the public 
landings and discharge freight : 

Freight bill from $10 to $1.5 $1 "<• 

Freight bill from $V^ to $25 1 M 

Freiglit bill from $25 to $35 2 00 

Freight bill from $35 to $50 2 .)0 

2. From every steamboat which ma} lantl at any of the public 
landings and receive freight : 

Amount of 30 tons to 50 tons $1 00 

Amount of 50 tons to 100 tons 2 00 

For every additional 100 tons - 1 00 

And at the same rate for every fractional part of one hundred 
tons. 

3. From the P^vansville and Cairo jiackets. which may land 
at any of the public landings, the sum of three dollars ($3) per 
Aveek, to be jiaid each week. 

4. From the owner or person in charge of every keelboat, 
flatboat, barge, or other water-craft, which may land at ain^ of 

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26 CHARTER AM) UKDINANCES. 

the public landings, the sum of one dollar ($1) for each and 
every landing, and remaining three days or less, and fifty cents 
(50c) for every succeeding day or less the same may I'emain, 

§ 3. That any steamboat or other water-craft anchoring in 
front of said wharf, or lying alongside of any boat, or which 
ma}' be in front of said wharf, shall be charged and required to 
pay the same wharfage as if such boat was fastened to said 
Avliarf or ^hore. 

§ 4. It shall be the duty of the wharfmaster to enter in a 
book kept for that purpose all money received by virtue of this 
ordinance, the name of the persons or boats from whom the 
same is received, the specific amount from each, and for what so 
recei\'ed, and shall account to the city couucil at their stated 
monthly meetings for the same. The amount accruing to the 
city shall immediately be paid into the city treasury by the 
wharfmaster, and the treasurer's receipt therefor filed with the 
city clerk. The wharfmaster shall receive such compensation 
for his services as the council may from time to time determine. 

i5 5. That one dollar ($1) per foot, in length, shall be paid 
j)er annum on all wharf boats which ma^^ be placed or kept at 
am' of the public landings in said city, the amount to be ]iaid 
into the city treasury monthly. 

§ 6. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to place 
or keep a fish-boat or l)oats at the public landings in said city 
without first having obtained a license so to do, as hereinafter 
provided ; and every person violating this section shall forfeit 
and pay not exceeding ten dollars ($10) for ever}' offence. 

§ 7. Licenses may be granted for the purposes set forth in the 
foregoing section for the sum of one dollar (-$1) per month for 
ever}' boat. 

§ 8. That the following shall be the rates on all freight pass- 
ing over any wharf boat licensed according to the provisions of 
this ordinance : 

For coni <»-2 centf- per t^ack. 

For wheat and oats 03 cents Jier sack. 

F'or merchandise 60 cents per ton . 

For wet liarrels 05 cents each. 

For flonr and meal in barrels 03 cents each. 

For lime, cement, and salt in barrels 03 cents each. 

For tobacco 50 ]^er hogshead. 

Passed April 29. 1872. 



NUMBER VIII. 

AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE PAYMENT OF THE REVENUES OF 

THE CITY INTO TH'^ CITY TREASURY. 

§ 1. All revenues must be paid into the t'liXy dollars. 

city treasury— Duty of collector. § 4. Revenues derived from license to be 

§ 2. Duty of treasurer. " paid mto the city treasury — Duty 

§ 3. Treasurer must deposit all sums over i of the clerk. 

Section 1. Be it ordained hy the City of Shawneetoivn, That 
hereafter all the revenues of said city, derived from any source 
whatever, which may be collected by any officer of said city. 



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s'hall be paid by such officei* into the citv treasuiy each month, 
on the Monday preceding each regular meeting of the city 
council ; and the city collector, in addition to paying oyer the 
amount of his receipts as herein required, shall make and file 
with the cit}' treasury a report, in writing, setting forth the 
amount of reyenue receiyed or collected during the i)receding 
month, on what account the same was recci^'ed, and what pro- 
portion was receiyed in money, what amount in city orders, and 
what amount in le-see orders. 

ii 2. Wheueyer any officer of said city shall pay any sum into 
the city treasury, the treasurer shall giye him a receipt setting 
foi'th the date of the payment, and on what account it was col- 
lected and paid, and the proportion or amount of money and 
city and leyee orders receiyed ; and the officer obtaining such 
receipt shall, within two days thereafter, file said receipt with 
the city clerk, who shall giye the officer filing such receipt a 
written acknowledgment thereof; and the clerk shall thereupon 
charge the treasurer with the amount of such receipt, setting 
forth the proportions of cash, city and leyee orders, as stated 
in such receipt. 

§ 3. Wheneyer the city treasurer shall hereafter receiye any 
money belonging to said city, amounting to fifty dollars ($50) 
or upwards, he shall, unless otherwise directed by the city coun- 
cil, deposit the same with either of the national banks of said 
city, payable on call, with such interest as the bank may allow 
on such deposits : and the treasurer, upon his final settlement 
with the city council, shall account foi- the interest which may 
accrue and be receiyed by him on all such deposits. 

>} 4. All reyenue of the city deriyed from Mcenses of eyery 
kind shall be paid directl}' into the city treasur}' by the persons 
applying for license, and the receipt of the treasui'er shall be 
filed, by the person to whom it is giyen, ^yith the city clerk, who 
shall thereupon issue the proper license and charge the treasurer 
with the amount thereof; and the treasure)' shall in all receipts 
for licenses state whether the amount was paid in money or 
orders, and, if orders, whether city or leyee. 

Passed March 26, 1X72. 



NUMBER IX. 



§ 1. Musit pav taxef- on, each year. 

§ 2. The clerk, the duty ot. to liceni<e. etc. 

§ 3. The marshal mii.s't kill all dogs not 



KN OUUINANCE CONCEKNINC; DOt^S. 

liceni^ed. 
§ 4. Must prevent dog-lights. 
§ .5. Persons resisting, penalty. 

Section 1. Be if ordained by the City of Shawneetoivn, That 
each and eyery person who is now, or shall hereafter be, the 
owner of, or shall harbor or have the care of, anj- animal of the 
dog kind, within said city, shall annually, on or before the first 
day of July of each year, pay taxes for such animal at the fol- 
lowing rates, to-wit : For each dog, owned or kept, one dollar 
($1 ) ; and for each bitch the sum of fiye dollars ($5) : Provided^ 



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that a license for a bitch shall . not be held or understood as a ' 
pennit for such animal to be allowed to run at large, but only 
as permission or authority to keep such animal : xind provided 
further, that nothing in this ordinance contained shall prevent 
the city council from declaring all dogs running at large in said 
city to be a nuisance and provide for the killing of the same ; 
and any person violating this section shall, on conviction, for- 
feit and pay not less than five dollars ($5) nor nnn-e than twenty 
dollars (#20). 

§ 2. The clerk shall issue a license to each owner of any dog 
applying therefor, describing therein as well as he may be able 
to do the kind of dog or dogs for which such tax is paid. The 
clerk shall also furnish and deliver to each applicant a medal of 
iron, brass, or copper marked and numbered to correspond Mith 
the license. He shall keep a register, in which shall be entered 
the name of the applicant, the number of the license and medal, 
and the amount paid therefor. Yov each license and medal the 
applicant therefor shall, at the time of receiving the same, 
deliver to the clerk the receipt of the treasurer for the amount 
required to be paid therefor, as fixed by this ordinance. He 
shall also pay to the clerk a fee of fifty cents (50c). 

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the marshal of said city to kill 
every animal of the dog kind found running at large within the 
limits of said city at auy time after the said first day of July of 
each year, without the medal required l\y this ordinance. 

§ 4, Any person or persons owninp;; or having the care of any 
animal of the dog kind and permitting the license medal to 
remain or be kept upon the collar or neck of such animal after 
the expiration of the year for which such medal was given, or 
using any false medal in imitation of the medal required by this 
ordinance shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay not less than 
ten dollars ($10) nor more than fifty dollars ($50). 

§ 5. It shall be the duty of the marshal and his deputies to 
prevent dog-fights ; and, for this purpose, they may kill any dog 
or dogs found fighting within said city, if they find it impracti- 
cable otherwise to prevent the same. 

§ 6. Any persons resisting the execution of this ordinance 
shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars ($10). 

Passed March 2&, 1H72. 



numbp:r X. 

VN ORDINANCE LICENSING AUCTIONEERS, ET( 

licensed. 



§ 1. Muf-t not sell at public auction with- 
out license — Exception. 

§ i. Must not hawk or peddle goods 
Avithout license. 

§ 3. Shows and menageries must be 



§ 4. Billiard tables must be licensed. 
§ 5. Tlie price of license regulated. 
§ (>. Must not admit minors under 
eighteen years. 



Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawiieetoicn, That 
it shall be unlawful for any j^erson within said city to exercise 
the business, trade, fn" Aocation of an auctioneer, or to sell at 



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public auction or outcry any [)iopertv, real or personal, or any 
article of commodity whatever, or any interest therein, without 
first having obtained from said city a license for that purpose, 
as hereinafter provided ; and every person violating this section 
shall forfeit and pay not less than ten dollars (-$1(1) nor more 
than one hundred dollars ($100) foi- every offence: Provided^ 
that sales at public auction or outcry made by sheriffs, mastcrs- 
in-chancery, coroners, collectors, marshals, constables, executors, 
and administrators,"by virtue of their respective offices, are hereby 
exempted from the operation of this section. 

§ 2. It shall be unlawful for any person in said cit}- to exei- 
cise the business, trade, or vocation of a hawker or peddler of 
goods, wares, or merchandise, or a retailer of the same at 
any stand or table in anv public place, without first having 
obtained a license from said city for that })urpose, as hereinafter 
required ; and any person violating tliis section shall forfeit and 
pay not less than five dollars ($5) nor more than one hundred 
dollars ($100) for ever}- offence. 

§ 3. It shall be unlawful for any caravan, animal, menagerie, 
or other collection of animals, or show of an}' natural or arti- 
ficial curiosity, any circus, panorama, theater, museum, or other 
show, exhiltition, anmsement, concert, or nmsical entertainment, 
any tricks, such as are played b}' i)ersons generally known by 
the name of magicians, rope and wire dancers, or any sleight-of- 
hand with cards, cups, balls, or other things, when pa}^ shall be 
required for admission to hear or see the same, to be shown, 
exhibited, or performed within the limits of said city, until a 
license so to do has first been obtained, as hereinafter provided ; 
and any person violating this section shall forfeit and pay not 
less than five dollars ($5) nor more than two hundred dollars 
($200) for every offence : Provided., that for musical parties, 
concerts, or exhibitions given or exhibited by any individual 
resident in the City of Shawneetown, or by any company or 
association the whole or a majority of whose members are resi- 
dents of said city, no license shall be required. 

^ 4. It shall be unlawful for any person in said city to keei) 
any billiard table or tables for the puri)ose of gain, either directly 
(^r indirectly, or where money is charged for the use of, or for 
playing on the same, without first iiaving obtained a license 
from said city for that purpose, as hereinafter provided ; and 
any person violating this section shall forfeit and pay not less 
than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars (6100) for ever}' offence. 

§ 5. The prices of licenses contemplated by this ordinance 
shall be as follows, to-wit : 

1. To auctioneers, for one day, two dollars ($2) ; two days, 
three dollars ($3) ; one month, ten dollars ($10) ; and for the 
period of one year, the sum of fifty dollars ($50) : Provided^ 
that persons licensed to sell at auction shall not permit other 
persons to sell under their license. 



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CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



2. To foot-peddlers or retailers at stands or tables, one dollar 
and a half ($1.50) per day: and to persons peddling from 
wagons, carts, or other vehicles, three dollars ($3) per day, or 
ten dollars ($10) per week. This clause shall not apply to 
farmers or gardeners when retailing the products of their farms 
or gardens. 

3. For any cii'cus or menagerie, not less than tifty dollars 
(f 50) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) per day. 

4. For any animal, or show of any natural or artificial curi- 
osity, theater, museum, or exhibition, performance, or entertain- 
ment of any kind contemplated by this ordinance, not less than 
ten dollars ($10) nor more than twenty dollars ($20) per day. 

5. To keepers of billiard-tables for the period of one year, 
the sum of thirty dollars ($30) for every table : and for" any 
period less than one yeaV, at five dollars ($5) per month for 
every table : Provided, that before such license is gi-anted the 
applicant therefor shall execute a bond, with security to be 
approved by the mayor, in the penal sum of two hundred dollars 
($200), payable to the City of Shawneetown, the condition of 
which bond shall be substantially as follows, to-wit : 

That whereas, on the rtay of , A. D. . the above bouncleu. A. B.. 

'**^^Ji? ^'^^ '^^^'^ obtained from the mayor of said citv an order for a license to keep 

a bilhard-table (or billiard-tables, as manv as mav b'e), at . in said citv; 

and. whereas, a license is about to be issued to the said A. B.. for the purpose 
aforesaid, now, therefore, if the above bounden, A. B., shall faithfully observe and 
keep, and cause his agents and servants in his emplov. under said license, to 
observe and keep, all the ordinances of the Cit\- of Shawneetown now in force or 
that may be in force during the period of such license, and shall suffer or permit no 
gaming or disorderly conduct of anv description in or about the room or place in 
which such billiard-table or tables may be kept, or in or about the premises 
occupied by the said A. B., and shall notkeep open, or permit to be kept open, on 
Sunday the room or place in which such table or tables are kept, orplav at or upon 
such table, or permit others to plav at or upon it, on Sundav, then this bond shall 
be void; otherwise to be in full force and virtue. 

§ 6. It shall not be lawful for the keeper, owner, or occu})ier 
of any billiard-table, licensed under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, to suffer, allow, or permit any boy or boys under the age 
of eighteen years to visit or remain in any such room or place 
where such table or tables may be kept, or to use or play upon 
such table or tallies. 

Passed April 29, IK 72. 



NUMBER XI. 

AN ORDINANCE LICENSING AND REGULATING VEHICLES. 

§ 1. Vehicles must be licensed. !] § 5. What services to be rendered for the 

§ 2. Tei-ms and price of license. ! fees. 

§3. Licensed vehicles must be mini- j! §6. Penalty for overcharging. 

bered, and, herein, of the duty of !l § 7. Licenses may be transferred. 

the clerk — Penalty for neglect, etc. i| §8. Not to apply to certain kinds of haul- 
§ 4. Fees allowed to teamsters under j ing. 

ordinances. § 9. When a person is duly licensed. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of /Shawneetovm^ That 
no person shall demand, charge, or receive anj" sum of money, 
or other valuable thing, for hauling or transporting any article 
of personal property whatever, in or upon any wagon, cart, dray, 
hack, or other wheeled vehicle, nor for the hire or use of the 



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81 



same within the limits of said city, without tirst having obtained 
a license so to do as liereinafter provided ; and any person vio- 
lating this section shall forfeit and pay not less than two dollars 
($2) nor more than twenty dollars (S20) for every offence. 

{? 2. License may be granted for any of the purposes herein 
specified, at the following rates : For three months, five dollars 
(.$5) ; for six months, eight dollars ($H) ; and for erne year. 
twelve dollars ($12). And no license shall be granted under 
this ordinance to riin beyond the second Saturday in June next 
succeeding the issning thereof. 

>; 8. It shall be the tluty of the owner or keeper of any vehicle 
contemplated by the first section of this ordinance to report the 
same to the city clerk, that the same may be registered ; and to 
pay into the city treasury the price of license for such vehicle, 
and take the treasurer's receipt therefor, and file it with the 
clerk, who shall thereupon make out under his hand and the seal 
of the city a license in pursuance of this ordinance. The clerk 
shall also give to the person applying for and receiving the 
license the number of his vehicle, which shall be painted on a 
metallic plate, and furnished by the clerk. Said plate shall be 
attached to the vehicle licensed in some conspicuous part, in 
such a maimer as to render the number distinctly visible ; and 
every person who shall refuse or neglect t(^ keep his vehicle 
numbered with the number furnished by the clerk, as herein 
required, or shall have more than one number on the same, or 
shall place his number on an unlicensed vehicle, shall forfeit and 
pay the sum of five dollars ($5). and the further sum of five 
dollars ($5) for each day he shall use said vehicle without hav- 
ing the same numbered as aforesaid. 

§ 4. The charge allowed to teamsters, tlraymen, cartmen, 
drivers of express wagons, and other vehicles licensed under 
this ordinance, shall be as follows : 1 . For hauling each load to 
or from railroad or wharfboat. the sum of thirty cents (80c). 
2. For hauling trunks to or from railroad depots or wharf, the 
sum of twenty-five cents (25c). 

§ 5. That the services to be rendered by the person in charge 
of a licensed wagon, cart, dray, or other vehicle, for the charge 
herein specified, shall include the loading, hauhng. and unload- 
ing of the propertv. 

§ 6. If any owjier, driver, or person having charge of any- 
licensed vehicle, licensed under this ordinance, shall charge, 
receive, or demand any higher charge than is allowed by this 
ordinance, he shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1) 
nor more than ten dollars (f 10) for each offence ; and the city 
judge may, in his discretion, enter up. as a part of the judg- 
ment, the forfeiture of his license. 

J? 7. Licenses issued under this ordinance may be transferred 
with the vehicle licensed ; but in all such cases the person to 
whom the license is intended to be transferred shall have the 



32 CHARTER AN1> ( >KL>1NAXCE». 

same registered with the clerk, who shall endorse ou such license 
a memorandum of the transfer, and such endorsement shall con- 
tinue the license in force in favor of the transferee until the 
expiration thereof ; and every person violating this section shall 
forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1) nor more than ftve 
dollars {$b) for every ofience. 

§ 8. This ordinance shall not apply to vehicles kept by mer- 
chants for the free delivery of goods sold by them, nor to owners 
or drivers of teams coming to market or trade, who shall trans- 
port for pay any article from the city to any place without the 
same, nor to the iiauling of brick, sand, lime, mortar, stone, 
coal. wood. ha}', and straw, nor to any vehicle employed on any 
public improvement of said city, nor to any vehicle employed in 
digging cellars and foundations where buildings are to be 
erected : Provided, That said vehicles are not used for other 
purposes of hire. 

§ 9. Xo persou sliall be decuied to be duly licensed under 
this ordinance unless he has paid the amount charged for the 
same, and unless the license lias been actually issued and deliv- 
ered to him. 

Passed April V.K l.s72. 



NL MBP:R XII. 

AX ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY 

FOR TAXES. 
§ 1. Citj- collector, tluty of. || §2. Feesof.nuir^t be collected with taxei^. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shavmeetoivn, That 
whenever a levy sliall be made bj' the city collector, on personal 
property, for taxes, in compliance with section six of article 
eight of the city charter, he shall proceed to sell the same at 
public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, after having given at 
least ten daj's' previous notice of the time and place of sale by 
posting up notices thereof in three of the most public places in 
said city, and enumerating therein the articles of property to be 
sold ; and out of the same, realized by such sale, he shall deduct 
the amount of taxes of the person whose property has been thus 
sold ; and if there should be any surplus after paying the taxes 
and costs of sale, he shall i)ay the same over to the person 
entitled thereto. In case the owner is not a resident of said 
city, the collector shall proceed to levy and sell within ten days 
after the day fixed in said notic '. 

§ 2. The collector, in addition to the fees allowed b}^ ordi- 
nance, shall be entitled to the same fees that are allowed to 
sheriffs for similar services in this State, which fees shall be 
collected with the said tax. 

Passed April 21). 1872. 



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NUMBER XI 11. 

AN OHDINANOE PIiKS( KIBIXC THE DUTIK.s OF STKHKT COMMISSIONER. 

§ 1. Duty of, must keep streets clean. §4. Must imy over money cominfi: into 

§2. Must have every able-bodied man to his hands hy virtue of this ordi- 

labor on streets* nance. 

§ ;{. ISIust notify parties in tiie months of jj § 5. Nesli^ence of duty— i)enalty. 

September and October. , §(5. Fee of tlie street commissioner. 

Section 1. Be it ordained hij tlic City of Shawneetoimi. That 
it shall be the diitv of the street coniinissioner to see that the 
streets, alleys, and wharf of said city are kept clean and in ijood 
repair, under the direction of the mayor and city council. 

§ 2. The street (;onnmssioner is hereby autliorized, and it 
shall be his duty, to require every able-bodied male inhabitant 
of said city, over the age of twenty-one years, and not exempt 
from road labor under the statutes of the Sttite of Illinois, 
to work on the streets, alleys, wharf, or other public work of 
said city, at least three days in each and every year : Provided, 
that an}^ person required to labor, as aforesaid, may, in lieu of 
such labor, pay to the street commissioner one dollar (Si) for 
each and every day he may be requireil so to hilior. 

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the street commissioner, in the 
months of September and October, to notify all persons liable 
to labor under this ordinance, which notice shall conform in all 
respects to the notice required hy the road laws of this State, 
and if any person duly notified to Ial)or, as aforesaid, shall refuse 
or neglect to perform such labor on the days for which he was 
called out, it shall be the duty of the street commissioner, within 
ten days after such failure, to report the name of such person 
to labor to the city judge, who shall forthwith issue his Avarrant 
directed to the marshal of said city, and tlie said city judge, on 
the appearance of such person, shall proceed as in other cases 
of violation of city ordinances ; and. if convicted, such person 
shall be fined one dollar ($1) for each day he shall refuse or 
neglect to work as aforesaid : Provided, that the person required 
to labor, as aforesaid, may pay to the street commissioner the 
sum of one dollar (.$1) for each day he shall fail to work in 
satisfaction of such labor any time before his name is reported 
to the said city judge. 

§ 4. It shall be the duty of the street connnissioner to paj' 
over to the city treasurer, monthly, all moneys coming into his 
liands by virtue of this ordinance, and the same shall be 
expended only by order of the city council. No claim for 
services or work on the streets or other public works shall be 
paid unless allowed by the city council, and warrants drawn as 
in other cases. 

45 5. Should the street commissioner, either through negligence 
or indulgence, fail to carry out the provisions of this ordinance, 



34 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



and thereby said city lose the labor due from any person liable 
to such labor, the street connnissioner shall be personally 
responsible for the amount thus lost, and the same shall be 
deducted from his salar}- falling due next thereafter. 

§ 6. The street commissioner shall receive not exceeding two 
dollars {$-2) each day actually engaged in working out the road 
labor. 

Passed April 19, 1872. 



NUMBER XIV. 

AX ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO NUISANCES. 

§ ]. Each tenement niu.st be provided i an offensive condition. 

with suitable privy — Penalty for | §5. Owner of dead animal must remove 
neglecting or refut^ing. " |j the same — renalty for neglecting. 

§2. Privy must be kept clean— Penalty '! §6. Must not deposit anywhere the re- 
for allowing to become offensive. | mains of any dead animal. 

§3. Certain business prohibited. § "• Marshal mustVemove dead animals. 

§ 4. MxTst not keep a cow stable, etc.. in 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetown, That 
each and every tenement in said city, used as a dwelling-house, 
shall be furnished by the owner or agent of the same with a 
suitable privj', the vault of which shall be sunk under the ground 
at least seven feet deep, and shall be walled up with brick or 
stone, or well curbed with plank, and shall be so constructed 
that the outside of said wall shall be at least three feet distant 
from the line of every adjoining lot, unless the owner of the 
adjoining lot shall otherwise agree, and shall also be at least 
five feet distant from every street or alley ; and every owner or 
agent refusing or neglecting to comply with the provisions of 
this section shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars (-So). 
and the fnrther sum of five dollars ($5) for each and every day 
he shall refuse or neglect to comply with tlie provisions of this 
section, after his conviction. 

§ 2. Whenever any privy in said city shall be kept in such 
condition that the smell arising therefrom shall become otfensi^•e 
to any portion of the inhabitants, the same shall be deemed a 
nuisance, and the owner, occupant, or agent of thb lot or prem- 
ises on which any such privy is located shall, u})on conviction 
thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding ten dollars ($10) nor 
less than five dollars ($5). and the further sum of ten dollars 
($10) for every day he shall suffer said nuisance to continue 
after said conviction : Provided, that such person shall have 
five days' written notice V)y the marshal. 

§ 3. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to 
carry on in said city a slaughtering business, or keep, main- 
tain, or use an}' house or place in which the business of 
slaughtering any animals may l)e carried on ; nor shall it l)e 
lawful for any person or persons in said city to conduct any 
other offensive trade, manufacture, or business whatever, which 



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shall produce an offensive or nauseous smell, or that shall 
endanger the health of any i)ortion of the inhabitants of said 
city ; and every person violating the provisions of this section 
shall be deemed guilty of a nuisance, and, upon conviction 
thereof, shall forfeit and pay not less than ten dollars ($10) lior 
more than one hundred dollars ($100) for every offence ; and 
every repetition or continuance of the offence after a conviction 
shall be deemed a new offence, for which he shall be fined as 
herein required : Provided, that the city (council may, in their 
discretion, grant a permit to any person oi* persons to carry on 
any branch of business prohibited by this section, upon such 
terms, conditions, and provisions as said city council shall deem 
proper; but such permit may be revoked by the council at any 
time upon sufficient cause being shown. 

§ 4. It shall not be lawful for any person in said city to keep 
a hog-pen, cow-stable, stable, or other thing or place in such a 
condition that the smell arising therefrom shall be offensive to 
any person or neighborhood ; and any person ^'iolating this 
section shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1) nor more 
than twenty-five dollars {%'2b) for every offence ; and everyday 
the offence is continued after conviction shall be deemed a new 
offence, for which the party shall be fined as herein required. 

§ 0. It shall be the duty of the owner of any dead animal to 
remove the same, forthwith, beyond the limits of the city and 
bury it, whether suelr animal be found on or about his own 
premises or anywhere else within said city ; and if the owner 
of such animal shall neglect or refuse to remove and bury the 
same, as herein required, within ten hours after being notified 
by the city marshal, or his deputy, so to do, the marshal shall 
cause the same to be removed immediately, and shall also cause 
suit to be commenced against the owner of such dead animal, or 
against the person who deposited it, or caused the same to be 
deposited ; and such person, upon conviction, shall forfeit and 
pay not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than fifty dollars 
($50) for every offence. 

§ 6. Any person placing or depositing, or causing to be placed 
or deposited, at any place in said city, any dead horse, cow, hog, 
dog, or the carcass or remains of an}* animal whatever, shall be 
deemed guilt}' of a nuisance, and, on conviction, shall forfeit 
and pay not less than one dollar ($1) nor more than fift}' dol- 
lars ($50) for every offence, and all expense of removing and 
burying the same, which shall be taxed and collected as costs 
against such person. 

§ 7. When any dead animal shall be found in said city and 
shall not be removed, as herein provided, within a reasonable 
time, it shall be the duty of the marshal of said city, or his 
deputy, on complaint thereof being made by any person, to cause 
the same to be removed and buried at the expense of the City 
of Shawneetown. 

Passed April 29, 1872. 



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CHARTER AND (ORDINANCES. 



NUMBER XV. 

AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO RAILROADS ENTERING OR PASSING 
THROUGH THE CITY LIMITS. 

§ 1. Obstructing sti-eet8, alleys, etc. § 3. Penalty. 

§ 2. Kate of :5peed. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoivn^ Tliat 
all railroad companies whose track or tracks enter or pass 
throngh. or shall hereafter enter or pass through, the corporate 
limits of said city, are hereby prohibited from obstructing any 
sidewalk, crossing, alley, or street, in said city, by placing or 
leaving thereon anj' locomotive, car. truck, or freight for a 
longer period than ten minutes at an}' one time. 

§ 2. That it shall not be lawful to run, drive, or propel any 
locomotive, engine, tender, or railroad car propelled in whole or 
in part by steam, or by an}' other means or agency, within the 
limits of said city, at a gi-eater speed than five miles per hour. 

§ 3. Any railroad company which shall, by its officers, agents, 
or employees, violate any of the provisions of this ordinance 
shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20) 
nor more than fifty dollars ($50) : Provided, the violation of 
section one of this ordinance is not caused by some accident, 
or by any cars, truck, or locomotive occupying a side-track in 
order to let trains pass. 

Passed April 29, 1872. 



NUMBER XVI. 

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING VAGRANCY. 

§ 1. Persons who shall be considered jl §2. Must be brought before the citv 
vagrants. \\ judge— Penalty. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoivn, That 
every person who shall, within said city, get his livelihood by 
gaming, and every person able to work and support himself in 
some honest and respectable calling, not having wherewithal to 
maintain himself, who shall be found loitering or strolling about, 
frequenting public places where liquor is sold, begging, or lead- 
ing an idle, immoral, or profligate course of life, shall be deemed 
and taken to be a vagrant. 

§ 2. It is hereby made the dsity of the city judge, upon com- 
plaint as in other cases of brenr*h of ordinance, to cause to be 
brought before him every person suspected of vagi-ancy, and 
shall proceed as specified in section forty-two of article six of 
the charter. 

Passed April 19, 1872. 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 37 



NUMBER XVII. 

AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO OFFENCES AFFE^^TING THE PUBLIC 
CONVENIKNCE AND SAFETY. 



§ I. Must not use lighted candle, lamp 
etc.. not enclosed in lantern, ir 
any stable, etc. 

§ 2. Throwing stones, etc.— Penalty 



§ 10. Must not injure or obstrin't side- 
walks, etc. — Merchants may use 
four leet— In what manner. 

§ H. Must not throw, cut, or saw wood. 



§3. Must not stop teams on cross- or feed on sidewalk — Where the 

ings, etc. ' same may be so placed. 

§4. Must check up teams at crossings. |l §12. Dogs. etc.". penned up disturbing 

§5. Must not leave teams unfastened— i neighborhood. 

Penalty. 1 §13. Boysmust not play about raili-oads. 

§ 6. Must no"t hitch horses so as to ob- ' I § 14. Must not dig or remove earth from 



struct sidewalks or injure trees 
§ 7. Riding over sidewalks prohibited. 
I 8. Discharging fli-e-arms in city — When 

allowed. 
§ 9. Leaving wagons on the streets and 



I city land. 

I § 15. Must not dig holes in wharf. 
I § 16. Marshal must remove obstructions 
I from wharf, etc. 

§ 17. Must not deposit tilth, etc.. on Main 



alleys— Penalty. l| Street. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shmvneetown. That 
it shall not be lawful for any person to use any lighted candle, 
lamp, or other artificial light not enclosed in a lantern, or to 
smoke or handle any lighted cigar or pipe in any barn or stable 
containing hay, straw, or other matter easily ignited ; and any 
person violating this section shall forfeit and pay not less than 
five dollars ($5) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100). 

§ 2. It shall not be lawful for any person or i)ersons to play 
at ball or throw an}^ stone, brickbat, stick, or other hard sub- 
stance al(jng, across, or over any street, alley, or sidewalk within 
the city, or to indulge in any other practice having a tendency- 
to annoy any person or endanger life or property, or to frighten 
teams, horses, or other animals ; and any person violating this 
section shall forfeit and pay not less than five ($5) nor more 
than one hundred dollars ($100). 

§ 3. Any person having the care or control of any dray, cart, 
wagon, carriage, buggy, or other wheeled vehicle, who shall allow 
or cause the same to be stopped on any crossing or footpath, at 
the intersection of any streets, or at the intersection of any 
street and alley, within the city limits, shall be subject to a fine 
of one dollar ($1 ) for each and every offence. 

§ 4. All persons in said city riding any animal, or in charge 
of, or driving any horse or horses, or any other animals, in anv 
vehicle, when approaching any regular crossing on any street, 
alley, or public place, shall hold in the animals and slacken their 
speed until such crossing is passed ; and any person violating 
this section shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1) 
nor more than ten dollars (flO) for each and every offence. 

§ 5. No person in said city shall leave standing unfastened 
any horse, mule, or other animal, or any team of either, in 
harness, or attached to any wagon, carriage, dray, cart, or other 
vehicle, so that the same may be liable to run away ; and an\' 
person convicted under this section shall forfeit and pay not less 
than one dollar ($1) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25) 



38 



CHAItTEK AND ORDINANCES. 



for everj' offence. This section shall not apply to draymen load- 
ing or unloading at the wharf or railroad depots. 

§ 6. If any person shall hitch any horse or other animal 
without securing the same from going upon or over any side- 
walk within the city, or shall hitch any such animal to any shade 
or ornamental tree in such a manner that such animal can injure 
the same, he shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar (f 1) 
nor more than ten dollars ($10). 

§ 7. Any person who shall lead, ride, or driye. or cause to be 
led, rode, or driven, any horse, mule, or ox, or any wagon, dray, 
or other vehicle, upon, along, or across any sidewalk, or in any 
other manner injure the same, shall be subject to a fine of not 
less than one dollar ($1) nor more than ten dollars ($10) for 
each offence : Provided, that the occupiers or owners of lots 
may pass to or from their stables with their stock across the 
sidewalk in front, where they have no other convenient passway 
thereto. 

§ 8. That any person in said citj-, without permission from 
the -mayor or city marshal, who ma}' fire or discharge any cannon, 
musket, rifle, fowling-piece, pistol, or other fire-arras, except it is 
done in cases of necessity', or in the performance of a public act 
of lawful duty, or by military companies on parade or in the 
discharge of duty, shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar 
($1) nor more than ten dollars ($10) for every offence: Pro- 
vided, that any person wishing to discharge his gun or pistol for 
the purpose of cleaning or repairing it may do so under the river 
bank, and must discharge the load toward the water. 

§ 9. It shall not be lawful for any pers(m or persons to permit 
any wagon, dray, or other vehicle, when not in use, to be placed 
or remain upon any street or alley of said city ; and every per- 
son violating this section shall forfeit and pay not less than one 
dollar ($1) nor more than ten dollars ($10) for every offence. 

§ 10. Any person or persons who shall, in said city, in any 
way or manner, injure or obstruct any gutter, pavement, curb- 
ing, or sidewalk, or cause the same to be injured or obstructed, 
shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1) nor more than 
one hundred dollars ($100) for ever}^ offence : Provided, it shall 
be lawful for merchants, storekeepers, and traders in said cit}' 
to use and occupy four feet, and no more, of the sidewalk 
extending from the front of the building occupied by them, for 
the purpose of exposing goods, wares, and merchandise for sale. 

§ 11. It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person or persons, 
in said city, to place or deposit, or allow to be placed or deposited, 
any stone-coal or fire- wood, or to cut, split, or saw scny fire- wood, 
upon any sidewalk of said city ; an}^ person violating this section 
shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1) nor more than 
ten dollars ($10) for every offence : Provided, that any person 
may unload his or her fire-wood or other fuel in front of his or 
her house, shop, or store, and outside of the sidewalk in such 
manner as will not obstruct the free passage of the street, alley, 



CIIAKTKW ANI> OKDINAXCKS, 30 



or jrutter. and the water nloiig- the same, hut all fire-wood or othei- 
fuel de|)osited as aforesaid shall he reino\ed hefore the expiration 
of two days from the time the same mayh<> dei)osif('d. Sundays 
excepted: And provided finihvr, that persons who are huilding 
may use one-half of the street in front of the lot on which the 
huilding is to he erected, in such a manner as will not ohslruci 
the free passage of the water along the guttei', 

ij 1 2. No person'shall, in said city, keep any dog. whelp, hitch, 
oi- otiier animal shut up or tied up in any yard, house, or other 
place, which, hy harking, howling, or hy other noises, shall dis- 
turh the peace and quiet of an}' family, individual, or neigh1)or- 
hood : and any person violating this section shall forfeit and 
pay not less than five dollars ($o) nor more tlian one hundred 
dollars (ilOO) for every otfence. 

§ 13. It shall he unlawful for any hoys or other persons, in 
said city, to play on or ahout any railroad track oi" depot, or 
in, ahout. or upon any railroad car or locomotive ; nor shall it 
he lawful for hoys to jump or climh upon, or jump from any such 
car or train of cars while the same are in motion, nor to jump 
from one car to another ; and any person A'iolating this section 
shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1 ) nor more than 
fifty dollars ('$oO) f<n- every otfence. 

§ 14. It shall not be lawful for any person to dig or remove 
any earth ov sand from any land belonging to said city, without 
permission from the mayor and couiinittee of public improve- 
ments first obtained so to do ; and in no case shall any earth or 
sand be duo; oi' removed from the said lands within thi'ee hun- 
dred feet of the north line of the levee ; and any person violat- 
ing the provisions of this section sliall be prosecuted by the city 
attorney to the full extent of the law. 

§ 15. Any person or persons who shall hereafter dig any hole 
or holes in the wharf, or break through the paved surface thereof, 
by removing any boat, or in any other manner, shall for every 
such offence forfeit and pay not less than ten dollars ($10) nor 
more than one hundred dollars (f 100). 

§ 16. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to ti«, 
or in any way fasten, any wood, timber, logs, rafts, or other 
obstruction to the paved portion of the wharf of said city ; and 
any person violating this section shall forfeit and pay not less 
than five dollars ($5) nor more than one hundred dollars (-$100) 
for every offence. It is hereby made the duty of the marshal 
of said cjty to renio\e all timber, logs, wood, rafts, or otliei' 
obstruction found at the paved portion of the wharf, as aforesaid. 

^17. That it shall not he lawful for any person or persons to 
place or deposit any filth, ashes, shavings, rags or any other 
matter or snbstance whatever, on any part of Main Street sonth 
of First North Street ; and every i)erson violating this section 
shall forfeit and pay not less than one dollar ($1) nor more than 
ten tlollars ($10) for everv offence. 

Passed April 29, 1872. " 



40 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



NUMBER XVII I. 

AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLK 
PEACE AND MORALS. 

§ 1. Dniuk oil street, etc.— Peualty. ,, § 10. Indecent exposure, lewd acts, etc. 

§ 2. Di-sturbances of the peace. " ,', —Penalty. 

§3. Disorderly conduct, assaulting, light- § 11. Lottery tickets, sale of prohibited 

ing. etc' — Gift enterprises prohibited. 

§ 4. Not to engage in business or keep § 12. Horses and jacks, indecent exhibi- 

open house on Sunday. tion of prohibited. 

§ 5. Not to engage in amusements or ex- § 13. Gaming and gambling houses pro- 

ercises on Sunday. hibited. 

§6. Must not disturb "religious assem- §14. Houses of ill-fame prohibited. 

blies. § 15. Must not resist or interfere \yith 

§ 7. Must not disturb any lawful as- officers — Penalty. 

senibly. " i, § IG. Aiding and abetting others. 

§8. Must not urge dogs to flglit— Pen- ; §17. Minors under the age of eighteen 

alty. years of age to be arrested after St 

§ 9. 3Ius"t not bathe in day-time— Pen- o'clock r. .M. 

alty. § 18. Must not cany deadly weapons. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetown. That 
every person who shall be found drunk or intoxicated in oi- upon 
any street, alley, public square, or pul)lic place within the limits 
of said city, or in or upon any private premises, without the 
consent of the occupant, shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pa}' 
not less than fifteen dollars (Slo) nor more than fifty dollars 
($50) for every offence. 

§ 2. That any person or persons who shall, within said city. 
make or create, or assist in making or creating, any loud or 
unusual noises, disorder, or tumult, or permit sucli noises, dis- 
order or tumult, to be made in or about his, her, or their house 
or premises, or who shall at anj' time disturb the peace or quiet 
of au}- street, lane, alley, neighborhood or person by loud or 
boisterous laughing, singing, bellowing, whooping, screaming, 
hallooing, scolding, traducing, threatening, (juarreling. swear- 
ing, cursing, challenging - to fight, uttering obscene language, 
or by creating false alarms, or by any othei" device or means 
whatever, shall be fined not less than three dollars ($3) nor 
more than one hundred dollars (SlOO) for every offence. 

§ 3. Any person or persons who shall, within said city, fight 
by agreement, or strike, fight, or assault any other person or 
persons, or commit an assault and battery upon the person of 
another, or who shall conduct himself or themselves in a tumultu- 
ous, riotous, indecent, disorderly, or oflTensive manner, shall be 
subject to a fine of not less than five dollars (65) nor more than 
one hundred dollaiv ($100) for every ottence. 

§ 4, Any person who shall, within said city, engage in any 
ordinaiy labor, trade, or business, or keep open any house of 
trade, shop, or place of business or amusement, on the first 
daj^ of the week, commonly called Sunday (works of necessity 
and charity excepted), shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay not 
less than five dollars ($5) nor more than one hundred dollars 
($100) for every ottence : Provided, that this section shall not 
be construed to prevent the sale of medicines by druggists, nor 



OUAKTEK AXl) OKIHNANCK6. 41 



the sales of %'ictiials and provisions made to travelers, boats, 
or passengers thereon ; nor to prevent the conve^ying of 
passengers, or the loading or unloading of freights ; nor to 
prevent the due exercise of the rights of conscience by any 
person who niaj- think proper to keep any other day as a 
Sabbath than tlie first day of the week. 

§ 5. It shall not be lawful for any pei'son or persons in said city, 
on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, to engage 
in the amusements or exercises of dancing, fiddling, jump- 
ing, drilling, skating, running foot-races, running horses, play- 
ing at ball, billiards, cards, marbles, or otlier games. Avrestling, 
boxing, pitching quoits, fishing, hunting, or any amusements or 
exercises of the like nature ; and every person convicted of any 
of the offences enumerated in this section shall forfeit and pay 
not less than two dollars {$2) nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars ($100) for ever}' otfence. 

§ 6. Any jTerson who shall, within the limits of said city, 
disquiet or disturb any congregation or assembly met for pur- 
poses of worship, by making a noise, or by any rude, indecent, 
disorderly, boisterous, or immoral behavior, or profane discourse, 
within their place of worship, or so near the same as to disturb 
the order or solemnity of the meeting, such person shall, upon 
conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred dollars (flOO) nor less than ten dollars ($10). 

§ 7. Whoever shall, in said city, disturb or disquiet any law- 
ful assemblage or association of people, by rude and indecent 
conduct, or by any other means, shall, upon conviction, be fined 
in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars (f 100) nor less 
than ten dollars ($10). 

§ 8. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to cause 
or incite dogs to fight ; and any person violating this section 
shall, on conviction, forfeit and pa}^ not less than one dollar 
($1) nor more than fifty dollars ($50). 

§ 9, If any person, for the purpose of bathing, or for an}- 
other purpose, shall in the day-time, or during twilight, b}- any 
means, expose his naked person, within the limits of said city, 
he shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pay not less than three 
dollars (S3) nor more than fifty dollars ($50) for every offence. 

§ 10. If any person shall, in said city, be guilty of any inde- 
cent or lewd acts or behavior, or shall in any public place make 
any indecent or immoral exhibition or exposure of his or her 
jjerson. or cause or procure any person or persons to do the 
same in the presence or view of any other person or persons, or 
shall exhibit, sell, or offer to sell, or dispose of in any manner, 
any indecent or lewd book, picture, or other thing, or shall 
exhibit or perform, any indecent, immoral, or lewd play or other 
representation, such person shall be fined not less than twentj- 
dollars ($20) nor exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for 
every offence. 

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42 • CHARTER AM) ORDINANCES. 



§ 11. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, bodies 
corporate or politic, in said city, to keep an office, room, or place 
for the sale or othei- disposition of lottery tickets ; nor shall it 
be lawful for any person or persons, body corporate or politic, 
in said city, to vend, sell or otherwise dispose of any lotterj- 
ticket or tickets ; nor shall it be lawful for anj' person or per- 
sons, in said city, to sell or dispose of, in any manner whatever, 
an}' tickets, figures, numbers, or characters for any prize, gift, 
present, gift-enterprise, gift-distribution, or for any thing of 
like name or nature, where money or other property is directly 
or indirectly pledged, paid, or to be pledged or paid, for a share 
or chance, or for participation in the same, or where numbers, 
figures, characters, gifts, prizes, presents, or donations are to be 
drawn, disposed of, or received by an}' person in any manner 
whatever ; and every person convicted of a violation of any of 
the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay not less than 
fifty dollars ($50) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300) 
for every offence. 

§ 12. If any person shall indecently exhibit any jack or stud- 
horse, or other animal, or let or offer to let any such horse or 
jack to any mare or jennet, anywhere within the limits of said 
city, unless in some inclosed place, entirely out of public view, 
such person shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit and pay not less 
than ten dollars ($10) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) 
for each and every offence. 

§ 13. If any person or persons shall, in said city, set up, 
have, keep, or maintain any gaming house, table, room, alley, 
or place whatsoever, or any gambling device, either by himself, 
herself, servant, or other agent, at which any game of chance 
shall be played for money or property, or anything representing 
money or property, or shall suffer any such house, table, room, 
alley, place, or gambling device, at Avhich any game of chance 
is played, to be set up, kept, or used in or about any tenement 
in his possession, or under his control, for the purpose of gain 
or profit, or shall gamble or play, or permit persons to gamble 
or play in, at, or upon, any such house, table, room, alley, place, 
or gambling device for money or property, or anything repre- 
senting money or property, every such person shall, upon con- 
viction, be fined in the sum of fifty dollars ($50) for every 
offence, or for each and every game of chance played in or upon 
any such house, table, room, alley, place, ®r gambling device. 

§ 14. Whoever shall keep, remain at, frequent, or be found 
at, any house of ill-fame, bawdy-house, or house of assignation, 
or any other building or place wherein indecent or lewd prac- 
tices are indulged in or permitted, within the limits of said city, 
shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pay not less than ten dollars 
($10) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each and 
every offence. 

§ 15. Whoever shall obstruct, resist, or interfere with, or aid. 
encourage or countenance another person in obstructing, resist- 



OHARTEK AND OKDINANCES. 43 



ing, or interfering with any officer of said city in the execution 
or performance of his oflicial duty, or shall obstruct, resist, or 
interfere with any person called upon or authorized by any such 
officer to assist him in the discharge of his official duties, shall, 
upon conviction thereof, forfeit and \n\y not less than ten dol- 
lars ($10) nor more than three hundred dollars (-'$300) for every 
offence. 

§ 16. Any person or persons who shall be present at the com- 
mission of any offence mentioned in sections two or three of 
this ordinance, and who shall by word, act, or gesture, encourage, 
aid, abet, or assist any person in the conmiission of any of said 
offences, shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pay not less than 
two dollars ($2) nor more than one hundred (lollars ($100) for 
every offence. 

§ 17. It shall not be lawful for au}- person or persons, in said 
city, under the age of eighteen j'^ears, to be found upon any of 
the streets, alleys, or public grounds of said city after the hour 
of 8 o'clock p. M., between the first day of November and the 
first day of April, or after the hour of 9 o'clock p. m. between 
the first da}' of April and the first day of November, unless 
accompanied by their parents or guardians, or able to give a 
satisfactory reason for absence from their homes ; and everj^ 
person violating this section shall be arrested by the city marshal 
or his deputy and taken to his home ; and if he shall be arrested 
a second time for a similar offence, lie shall, <m conviction, for- 
feit and i)ay not less than one dollar ($1 ) nor more than ten 
dollars (-$10) for each offence. 

§ 18. Any person who shall, in said city, have upon him an}- 
pistol, gun, knife, dirk, bludgeon, or other offensive weapon, 
with intent to assault any person, or threaten, intimidate, or 
provoke au}' person, ever}- such person shall, on conviction, 
forfeit andj^ay not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than 
<me hundred dollars (SlOO) for ever}' offence. 

Passed March 26, 1872. 



NUMBER XIX. 



be confined till t^ober. 
§ .1. Judge may continue cause and take 

bond. 
§ (i. If defendant makes default suit to 

be instituted on bond. 



AX OKDINAXCE IN RELATION TO AERESTS, COMMITMENT, AND BAIL 

§ L Who may an-est, and without a war- 
rant. 

§ 2. Refusing to assist officers in an-est- 
ing— I'enalty. 

§ 3. Arrests regulated — Appearance, etc. 

§ 4. When person arrested is drunk, must 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoivn, That 
in all cases under any of the ordinances of said city, the mayor, 
city attorney, city marshal, and any deputy marshal are hereby 
authorize^i, and it shall be their duty, to notify parties ignorant 
of the ordinances regulating the use of streets, alleys, and side- 
walks, that they are violating the law, and if such offenders 
shall persist in so offending, to arrest, without process, and take 



44 cHAi{Ti:i; and oudinances. 



them before the city court, or detain them till a complaint for 
such offence can be made before said court ; and said officers, 
or any of them, are hereby autliorized, and it shall be their dut}', 
to arrest, without process, and tai^e before said city court any 
person or persons for an actual or alleged violation of au}' ordi- 
nance of said cit}', where, in the judgment of the officer making 
the arrest, there is danger of the offender escaping before a writ 
can be procured. 

§ 2. It shall be the duty of every person, in said city, above 
the age of twenty-one years, wiien called upon by any officer 
authorized to make arrests, to render prompt aid and assistance 
to such officer in the execution of liis duties ; and any person or 
persons who shall neglect or refuse to give such aid and assistance 
when called upon as aforesaid, shall, on couA'iction, forfeit and 
pay not less than ten dollars (s^lO) nor more than one hundred 
dollars (#100) for every offence. 

§ 3. If any arrest be made in pursuance of the foregoing 
sections, after the hour of 7 o'clock p. m., between the lirst day 
of April and the first day of October, or after the hour of 6 
o'clock p. M., between the first day of October and the first day 
of April, the person or persous'so arrested shall be confined in 
the city calaboose or county jail of Gallatin County, until the 
hour of 9 o'clock of the succeeding day, unless such succeeding 
day be Sunday, in whicli case such confinement shall continue 
until 9 o'clock of the forenoon of the Monday next following, 
when such person or persons shall be taken before the city 
court and be dealt with according to law and the ordinances of 
said city. 

§ 4. Any person or persons hereafter arrested, either with or 
without process, for a violation of any ordinance of said city, 
who shall be drunk at the time of his or her arrest, shall be 
taken to the city calaboose, or some other safe place in said city, 
b}' the officer making the arrest, and there detained till perfectly 
sober, and the officer making the arrest shall then take such 
person or persons before the city court for trial. 

§ 5. Whenever any person is brought before the city court, 
charged with a breacli of any ordinance of said city, the city 
judge ma}', in his discretion, continue the hearing of the 'case 
for any time not exceeding tliree days at any one time, in which 
event the defendant shall give a bond for his appearance before 
said city court at the time to wliicli the hearing of the case shall 
be continued. And in default of entering into such bond, when 
required as aforesaid, tlie defendant shall be committed to the 
city calaboose or county jail by order of the city judge, there to 
remain until the day fixed for the furtlier hearing of the case, 
unless before that time such bond be entered into. 

§ 6. If the defendant shall fail to appear as required by said 
bond, the city judge shall enter the default on his docket and 
certify the same on the back of said bond ; and the city attor- 



CHAKTEK AN1» < HUHN ANCKS. 45 

ney shall immediately institute suit on said bond before said cit}' 
court, or anj- court of competent jurisdiction, and the amount, 
when collected, shall be paid into tlie city treasury as provided 
by ordinance. 
' Passed March 2G. 1.S72. 



§ 1-2. Fees of city judge — When piiicl by 
the city. 

§ Vi. Marshal must iulurin the city attor- 
ney of the institution of siiits. 

§ U. Fees of city attorney. 

§ 1.1. Fine.s — To whom itairt. 

§ h>. Fees of city marshal. 



numbp:r XX. 

AN OKUINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE RECOVERY AND APPROPRIATION 
OF FINES AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF PENALTIE>«. 

§ 1. Suits must be commenced by com- j not charge witness fees. 

])]aint. I § !». Trial b}' jury may be liad. 

§ 2. Duty of city judge— Warrant. [| § 10. Fees of jurors aiid witnesses. 

§ :}. CoriJoratioiis — how to be sued. ^\ § 1). Judge must tax lees 

§4. Defendant may secure fine — What 

proceedings when not satisfied. 
§ 5. When defendant must work out fine 

—Form of order. 
§ (). Officer may restrain defendant. 
§ 7. If defendant refuses to work, duty 

of ofldcer. 
§ 8. Officers competent witnesses — Can- 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Sliaimieetown^ That 
hereafter all suits, actions, or prosecutions brought for the 
recovery of any fine, forfeiture, or penalty for a violation of any 
ordinance that is now or may hereafter be in force, in said city, 
shall be commenced before the city court of said city by com- 
plaint, briefly setting forth the breach of any ordinance, and 
shall l)e in the following form as near as may be, to-wit : 

state of Illinois, Gallatin County, ) ,^ 
City of Shawneetown. " i ''■'^' 

I, A. B., mayor [or otiier officer], by way of coini)liiint before the city court of the 
city of Shawneetown, state that C. D. Ha.s been guilty of [here state "the oftencej, 
in the City of Shawneetown and County and state aforesaid, contrai-y to the ordi- 
nances of saifl city, between tlie "day of , 187—, aiul the day of 

. 187—. 

Shawneetown, Illinois. , 187—. 

A. I}., Mayor. 

Which complaint ma}' be written or printed, or partly written 
and partly printed ; and no objection to the form or words of 
such complaint shall be allowed, if it substantially sets forth 
the nature of the ott'ence charged, so as to give the defendant 
notice of what he will be called upon to answer. Such com- 
plaint shall be signed by the officer making it ; and if it be made 
by any other person than a city officer, the same may be verified 
by affidavit in the usual way of making comi)laint on oath. 

§ 2. Whenever any complaint is made l>elbre the city court, 
as aforesaid, the city judge shall thereupon issue his warrant, 
reciting therein the breach of the ordinance as set forth in the 
complaint, whicli warrant shall autliorize and require the city 
marshal, or other officer authorized to execute the same, forth- 
with and without delay to arrest the otfender and bring him or 
her l)efore the city court for trial, unless special bail be given ; 



46 • CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 

and in case the defendant shall otter to the otticer making the 
arrest good and sutficient special bail for his apperance before 
the city conrt, at such time as ma3^ be mentioned in said writ, 
not to be less than five nor more than fifteen days from the date 
thereof, to answer to said action or proceeding, then such special 
bail may be taken and returned by the officer, and may be taken 
in the same way, and shall have the same force and effect as is 
provided by law in regard to special bail taken in cases com- 
menced before justices of the peace in this State. 

§ 3. In all suits brought against any incorporated company 
for a violation of au}^ ordinance of said city, it shall be the duty 
of the cit}^ judge, upon complaint being made as herein pi'ovided, 
to issue a summons against said incorporated companv, notif}^- 
ing the same of the nature of such suit, which summons shall 
be returnable in not less than five nor more than fifteen days 
after the date thereof, and may be served on the president of 
such incorporated company ]\y reading it to him, by the proper 
officer, and if the president be not found, then by leaving a 
copy thereof with au}^ cashier, secretary, agent, clerk, or super- 
intendent of such company, which service shall be at least three 
days before the dnj for trial ; and it shall be the duty of the 
city judge, on the day fixed for trial in such sammons, to pro- 
ceed as in other cases Avhen warrants are executed and returned 
served on natural persons. And if the said company fail to 
appear and defend, by an}^ of its officers or agents, at the time 
the suit or proceeding is set for trial, the city judge shall pro- 
ceed to hear the testimony in the case and render such judgment 
against said company as the facts in the case shall w^irrant 
under the ordinances. 

§ 4. Any person adjudged to pay any fine for a breach of any 
ordinance of said city may replevy the same b}^ giving security, 
satisfactory to the city judge, for the payment of the fine with 
full costs of suit within three months from the assessment of 
the fine ; and if such fine with all costs be not satisfied at the 
expiration of three months, the city judge shall render judg- 
ment against the principal and his security or securities and 
forthwith issue execution. 

§ 5, In case the person convicted for a violation of any ordi- 
nance shall not pay the amount of the fine and costs of suit, 
and shall not, within twenty-four hours after rendition of judg- 
ment, replevy them as provided in the foregoing section, he shall 
be required to pay the same by labor on the streets or other 
public works of improvement of said city, under the direction 
and control of the street commissioner, at the rate of one dol- 
lar and fifty cents ($1.50) per day, until such fine and all costs 
shall be fully satisfied ; and, immediatel}^ upon the rendition of 
judgment, it shall be the duty of the city judge to issue an order 
to the city marshal to the foregoing effect, which may be in the 
following form, to- wit : 



CHARTER AND ORDIXAXCES. 47 



State ot Illinois. Gallatin County, ) ^ . 
City of Shawneetown. i **' 

The people of the State of Illinois, to the city nuirshal of .said city, greetiny ■■ 

Whe.-eas. the City of Sliawneetown has this day obtained judKinent before the 
city conrt of said city against C. D.. for a violation 'of an ordinance of said city, for 

the sum of dollars fine, and dollars costs of lorosecution; these are. 

therefore, to command you to take the body of the said C. D.. and him safely keep 
in your charge and control by virtue hereof; and in default of iniyment of said 
judgment, or security therefor, as provided in section four of ordinance number 
twentj-. you are hereby required to cause and compel the said C. D. to labor on the 
streets or other public, works of improvement of said city, under your direction 
and control, at the rate of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per daj'. irntil the whole 
amount of said fine and all costs aie paid, and make due return hereof as you are 
commanded by the ordinances of said city. 
Given under mv hand and the seal of said court, at the City of Shawneetown. 

this day of -^^ . 187—. 

[l. S.] E. ¥.. City Judge. 

Provided, however, that the city judge may, in his discretion, 
issue an execution against the defendant in the same manner as 
justices of the peace are required to do under tlie laws of this 
State, and if the same be returned, ''no property found," the 
said city judge shall issue a ca. sa. against the body of said defend- 
ant, and the city marshal, or other officer, shall arrest and com- 
mit him to the city calaboose or county jail of Gallatin County, 
there to remain one day for every one dollar {$!) of such judg- 
ment until the same be fully discharged : And provided^ farther^ 
that after the return of the execution, ''no property found," and 
before the issuing of the ca. sa.., the said city judge shall have 
power to issue garnishee process and collect the amount of said 
judgment in the same manner that justices of the peace are 
authorized to do by the laws of this State. 

§ 6. It shall l)e the duty of the city marshal, or other city 
officer having in charge any person required to work out his fine 
and costs under this ordinance, to see that such person faith- 
fully perform the amount of labor required by this ordinance ; 
and said officer shall have power and authority to place and 
impose such restraints upon such person as may be necessary 
and proper to prevent him from escaping during the time he is 
required to labor as aforesaid ; and if the street commissioner, 
or other officer, shall suffer or permit any person so Committed 
to their custody, under this ordinance, to escape b}' reason of 
their indulgence or negligence, they shall be held personall}' 
responsible for the amount due from such prisoner, on the exe- 
cution, and the same shall be deducted from their salary falling 
due next thereafter. The cit}- marshal may, in his discretion, 
prepare a place to board said person while working out said fine 
and costs ; or such person, if he be a resident and have a family 
living in the Cit}' of Shawneetown, may board himself, for which 
he shall be allowed fifty cents (50c) per day in addition to the 
one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for his labor; and when the 
said person shall have worked out the amount of said judgment, 
or fine and costs, and all accruing costs and charges, on the 
streets or other public works of said city, he shall be immediately 
discharged from custody, and the officer shall make return to 
the city judge that the judgment is satisfied b}- labor. 



48 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



§ 7. Whenever any defendant required to work out his fine 
and costs, under this ordinance, shall refuse or neglect to labor 
diligently, as above required, at least ten hours per day, and 
until the judgment so rendered against him is paid, by said 
labor at the rate of one dollar nnd fifty cents ($1.50) per day, 
or two dollars ($2) per da}" if he board himself, as aforesaid, it 
shall be the duty of the city judge to commit such defendant to 
the jail of Gallatin County, in case no city prison is provided ; 
and whenever it ma}^ become necessary to board and lodge such 
defendant at the county jail of Gallatin County, the city judge 
shall give the officer having the control of such defendant an 
order of commitment in addition to the order mentioned in sec- 
tion four of this ordinance. 

§ 8. In all suits and prosecutions in behalf of said cit}', for 
a violation of a city ordinance, any officer of said cit}' is hereby 
made a competent witness ; but no officer shall be entitled to 
receive an}" witness fee in any such case. 

§ 9. The City of Shawneetown, by the city attorney, or any 
person charged with having violated any ordinance, now in force, 
or that may be in force hereafter, in said city, may have the 
cause tried by a jury of six lawful men, and if desired, by a full 
jury of twelve, who shall be summoned to try the cause ; and if 
the jur}' find the defendant guilty, they shall assess and state 
the amount of the fine, upon which the court shall give judg- 
ment for the fine and costs and proceed to collect the same as 
herein required. 

§ 10. Each juror and witness shall be entitled to the sum of 
fifty cents (50c) in each case tried before the city court for a 
breach of a cit}' ordinance ; and the plaintiff" or defendant call- 
ing for the jury shall advance the jur}^ fee before the issuing of 
the venire. 

§ 11. All fees due any keeper of a prison or jailor, under or 
by virtue of this ordinance or any other ordinance of said city, 
shall be taxed as part of the costs ; and where the defendant 
is acquitted, the complainant or prosecutor may be adjudged to 
pa}' the costs, if it appears to the city judge that the prosecution 
was instituted maliciously or witliout probable cause. 

§ 12. Whenever the person convicted is unable to pay the 
fees to which the city judge is entitled by the city charter, the 
same shall be paid out of the city treasury. The officer making 
an arrest, under the ordinances of said city, without a warrant, 
shall be allowed the same fees as though he had made the arrest 
with a warrant ; but no city officer, except the city judge, as 
aforesaid, shall be paid any of said fees unless the same be col- 
lected of the defendant in the suit or paid by labor, or where 
the complainant has been ordered to pay the costs. 

§ 13. It shall be the duty of the city judge, through the city 
marshal or his deputies, to inform the city attorney of any and 
all complaints or affidavits made before him, for a violation of 
any ordinance of said city ; and it is hereby made his duty to 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 49 



appear, in person or by deputy, on behalf of the city and piose- 
cute all suits commenced for a breach of ordinances. 

§ 14. In all cases where the accused is convicted, under the 
city ordinances, the cit}' attorney shall receive two dollars and 
fifty cents ($2.50) as a conviction fee ; and the city judge shall 
tax said fee as a part of the costs ; said fee. when collected, 
shall be paid over to the city attorney, who shall receipt therefor : 
Provided^ tliat the city attorney shall not be entitled to such fee 
unless the fine and costs be paid or worked out on the streets or 
other public works of said city ; and in no case shall such fee 
be allowed unless the city attorney or his deputy shall appear 
and prosecute. 

§ 15. All fines, forfeitures, and penalties imposed by virtue 
of any ordinance of said city now in force, or that may hereafter 
be in force, for a breach of the samCf shall, when collected, be 
paid over, b}' the person who shall collect the same, to the cit}' 
treasurer, for the use of said city, and shall form a part of the 
revenues thereof. 

§ 16. The city marshal shall be entitled to the same fees in 
all cases arising under the ordinances of said city as are now 
allowed to constables in criminal cases by the laws of this State. 

Passed April 29, 1872. 



NUMBER XXI. 

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE STORAGE OF GUNPOWDER. 

§ 1. Certain quiiutitv may be kept in Ij on what terms. 

place or business, and how and 1| §2. Gunpowder, how and where stored. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoion. That 
no person or persons shall keep or store in any house, store, 
warehouse,^or other place of business, in said city, a greater 
quantity of gunpowder than twenty-five pounds at one time ; 
and the same shall be kept in close tin or copper canisters or 
cases, and in a situation remote from fires, or lighted lamps, or 
candles, from which they may easily be removed in case of fire. 
Nor shall any person or persons be permitted to sell, retail, or 
give away any gunpowder in said city after candle lighting in 
the evening ; and every person violating the provisions of this 
section shall be subject to the penalty of ten dollars ($10) for 
ever}- offence. 

§ 2. That no person or persons shall keeper store gunpowder, 
in any quantity, within the corporate limits of said city, except 
as provided in the first section of this ordinance, nearer than 
six hundred feet from any house or building ; and any person vio- 
lating this section shall forfeit and pay not less than twenty-five 
dollars {%2o) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100) for 
every oftence,''and the further sum of five dollars for every day 
such offence is continued. 

Passed April 29, 1872. , 



50 CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 



NUMBER XXII. 

AN ORDINANCE <;RANTING THE RIGHT OF WAY AND CERTAIN 
WHARF PRIVILEGES TO THE ST. LOUIS AND SOUTHEASTERN 
RAILWAY COMPANY'. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by Hie City of Shaioneetoivn, That 
the City of Shawneetown herebj- grants and convej's to the St. 
Louis and Southeastern Railway Compaii}^ the right of way over 
the alley north of the line of in-lots numbered 621, 788, and 
909, and along the alley east of in-lots 909, 910, and 912, also 
over, along, and across any streets and alleys within the city 
limits between the old Alton and Shawneetown grade, now 
owned and occupied b}' the said St. Louis and Southeastern 
Railway Compau}', to tl>e north side of the street next south- 
wardly of said old grade, and east of the west line of Locust 
Street, and west of the low-water mark of the Ohio River, and 
the right of way across said street next southwardl}^ of the old 
railroad grade, and over the streets and alleys below the same, 
and along the Ohio River front southwardly as far as the said 
company may desire, for one or more inclined tracks to low-water 
mark of the Ohio River, with the right to use and occupy the 
public grounds on the river front between the old railroad grade 
and the north side of the first street southwardly thereof, with 
such railroad tracks, machinery, elevators, piers, inclines, and 
other engineering devices and buildings as said railway company 
shall construct for the purpose of receiving, storing, delivering, 
and transferring freight and passengers, with the right to use 
and occupy said river front by such transfer boats, barges, and 
floating docks as said railway company shall deem necessary 
and adequate to the transaction of its business ; the said rail- 
way company shall build and maintain, at its own cost, good 
and convenient bridges or crossings at all points where its rail- 
way shall cross a street or alle}^ crossing, and shall grade, and 
pave, and keep in good repair such part of the river front between 
the old grade and the first street southwardly ; and in consider- 
ation of this grant, the St. Louis and Southeastern Railway 
Company agree to build that part of the high-water levee, here- 
after to be constructed, from the corner of in-lot 1176 south- 
wardly along the Ohio River front to the point of intersection 
with the lower line of said levee north of the big ditch, when 
the front levee shall have been built to that point : Provided, 
that nothing in this grant shall give to the said railway company 
exclusive use of the river front ; nor shall any of the railway 
approaches or grades built over the said streets or alleys at any 
time be allowed to obstruct or interfere with any high-water 
levee hereafter to be built around the city ; and the grade and 
level of said railroad to the river Ohio, where it crosses or inter- 
sects the high- water levee, shall be made to conform to the 
grade and level of such high-water levee as may be hereafter 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 51 



built ; and if at any time the Springfield and Illinois South- 
eastern Railway shall desire to use the right of way herein 
granted, it is agreed they may use the same upon paying to the 
St. Louis and Southeasteru Railway Company one-half the 
entire cost of the work done on the same and one-half the cost 
of its repairs and maintenance, and also one-half of the cost of 
constructing such part of the front or river high-water levee as 
may be included in the consideration above named for the grant, 
and one-half of the cost of the work done on the river front 
and of keeping the same in good repair : Provided^ that this 
grant shall not be construed to prevent the city authorities from 
collecting wharfage, uniform with the other wliarves of the city, 
from steamboats and other water-crafts landing at the wharves 
built by said railway company under this grant ; but all steam- 
boats and other water-crafts connected with the transfer of 
freights or passengers, from or to said railway, across the Ohio 
River, to or from a point opposite said city, and the company's 
barges and floating docks, shall be exemi)t from wharfage, and 
none others. And any other railroad hereafter constructed, 
other than the two herein mentioned, shall be entitled to equal 
privileges within the limits lierein specified upon its paying its 
pro rata of the cost of constructing the approaches, &c., and 
keeping the same in repair. 
Passed August 19, 1871. 



NUMBER XXni. 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LEVEE AND 
THE ISSUE OF BONDS THEREFOR. 

§ 1. Contract to be let. • || § 2. Issuing of bonds. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetown, That 
the city council proceed at once to let the contract for building 
the north and front divisions of the levee around said city, as 
provided by sections two and three of article nine of the city 
charter, said levee to be of sufficient dimensions to protect the 
city against inundations from the overflowing of the Wabash 
and Ohio Rivers. 

§ 2. That the city council, by the mayor and clerk, issue the 
bonds of said city to the amount of fifty thousand dollars 
($50,000), payable twenty years from date, but redeemable at 
any time before maturity after five 3'ears, at the pleasm-e of said 
city, to bear interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum, 
payable semi-annually, both principal and interest being payable 
in the city of New York, and to apply the proceeds for the^ pay- 
ment of the expenditures authorized by this ordinance, said 
bonds to be issued by authority of and in conformity with the 
pro\isions of an act of the General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois, approved February 22, 1861, entitled "An act to incor- 



52 CHAKTEK AND ORDINANCES. 



porate the City of Shawneetown, and to change the name," 
and also in pursuance of a majority of the votes cast at an 
election legally held in said cit}^ pursuant to law, on the sixth 
da}' of June, eighteen hundred and seventy. 
Passed November 11. 1871. 



NUMBER XXIV. 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUE OF BONDS IN FAVOR OF 
THE ST. LOUIS AND SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shaivneetoivn, That 
the Cit}- of Shawneetown having subscribed the sum of twenty- 
live thousand dollars ($25,000)" to the capital stock of the St. 
Louis and Southeastern Railway Company, the mayor and city 
clerk are hereby authorized to issue the l3onds of said city to 
the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), payable 
twenty years after date, but redeemable at any time before 
maturity, after five years, at the pleasure of said city, to bear 
interest at the rate of eight per cent, per annum, pa3'able semi- 
annually, both principal and interest being payable in the city 
of New York, said bonds to be issued in pursuance of a majorit}' 
of the votes cast at an election held, pursuant to law, on the 
twent3--sixth da}" of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. 

Passed November 15. 1871. 



NUMBER XXV. 

AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE B0TJNDARIE;S AND JURISDICTION OF THE 
CITY OF SHAWNEETOWN. 

§ 1. Boundaries and jurisdictiou. || §2. To be two wards— boundaries of. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of Shawneetoion^ That 
the boundaries and jurisdiction of the City of Shawneetown 
shall be as follows, to-wit : Commencing in the northeast 
boundarj' line of the town, as originally laid out and surveyed, 
at the line dividing out-lots number 133 and number 156, 
thence along said line to the line dividing the States of Illinois 
and Kentucky, thence along said hue dividing said States to a 
point opposite the middle of the street between out-lots number 
254 and number 255, thence up that street until it intersects 
the line dividing out-lots numbers 142 and 147, thence along 
said line between out-lots numbers 142 and 147 to the place of 
beginning. 

§ 2. The said boundar}- is hereby divided into two wards, and 
that the first ward be bounded as follows : Commencing at the 
point dividing out-lots numbers 133 and 156, thence along said 
line to the line dividing the States of Illinois and Kentucky, 



CHARTER AND ORDINANCES. 53 



thence along said line dividing said States to a point opposite 
the middle of the alley dividing in-lots numbers 1140 and 1141, 
thence out said alley line until it intersects the line dividing out- 
lots numbers \^'d and 13G, thence along said line between out- 
lots numbers 153 and 136 to the place of begiiniing ; and that 
the second ward be bounded as follows : Commencing with the 
middle of the alley dividing iu-lots numbers 1140 and 1141, 
running thence put said alley line to the line dividing out-lots 
numbers 153 and 136, thence along said line to the line dividing 
out-lots numbers 147 and 146, thence down said line to the line 
dividing the States of Illinois and Kentucky, thence up said line 
to in-lots numbers 1140 and 1141, the place of beginning. 



NUMBER X\\I. 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION ONE OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 
TWENTY-FIVE OF THE FOREGOING ORDINANCES. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the City of iShmvneetown, That 
section one of ordinance number twenty-five, of said city, be 
and the same is hereby amended so that the clause reading 
" Commencing in the northeast boundary line of the town, as 
originally laid out and surveyed, at the line dividing out-lots 
number 133 and number 156," will read "• Commencing in the 
northeast boundary line of the town, as originally laid out and 
surveyed, at the line dividing out-lots numbei- 90 and number 
91 ;" and that the last two clauses reading •'thence up that 
street until it intersects the line dividing out-lots numbers 142 
and 147, thence along said line between out-lots numbers 142 
and 147 to the place of beginning," will read " thence up that 
street until it intersects the line dividing out-lots numbers 87 
and 94, thence along said line between out-lots numbers 87 and 
94 to the place of beginning." 

Passed February 27, 1872. 



t 



INDEX. 



A. 



Abetting in commission of oftences punished 
Actions, how commenced, prosecuted, etc., 
Aldei'men, compensation of flxQd 

Qualifications ef . 

Office of, how vacated 
Allej's, power to regulate and improve . 
Amusements on Sunday prohibited 
Animals, power to regiilate or prohibit their running at large 

Attached to vehicles, how to be secured 

Indecent exhibition of punished 

How and where must not be hitched 

Not to ride or drive over sidewalks 
Appeals, how taken ..... 
Arrests, who are authorized to make 

Commitment and bail, an ordinance in relation to 
Assault and battery, how punished 
Ashes not to be deposited on Main Street . 
Assemblage of people, penalty for disturbing . 
Assignation houses, power to prohibit 

Penalty for keeping or being found at . 
Assessment of revenue, how and when made 

Clerk's dutj' m relation to . . . 

Roll, form of and when to be returned 
Assessor, who shall be .... , 

Duties of ..... 

Auctions and auctioneers, power to regulate and license 

Oi'dinance in relation to . . . 

Awnings jnust not obstiiict sidewalks . 

B. 

Bail for appearance ..... 

Ball, playing at on streets, frightening animals 
Bathing m river ...... 

Beggars, power to restrain, etc., . . . • . 

Billiard tables, an oi-dinance regulating and licensing 

Minors must not play on . 
Bonds, what officers must enter into 

Vagi-ants must give, or leave city . . . . 

For stock in St. Louis and Southeastern Uailwav Company 

For levee 
Borrow money, council may ..... 
Boys, penalty for jumping ofl' and on railroad cars, etc.. 
Boundaries of city, power to establish and alter 

An ordinance in relation to . . . 

Building materials, how to be piled on streets 
Burial of dead bodies in the city .... 
Butchers, an ordinance regulating .... 



Page 

43 

45,4(5 

. 23,24 

4 

i 

i», 10 

41 

11 

37 

42 

38 

38 

17 

43,44 

43 

40 

39 

41 

10 

42 

13 

13, 22, 23 

14 

4 

12, 13, 14 

9 

38 

10 



45 
37 
41 
11 

10, 30 

30 

9, 15, 23 

12 

25 

15, 16 

9. 15, 16 

39 



52, 53 
38 
11 
34 



Candles and liglits, improper use of 
Cars, running of in city regulated 

Where they must not stand . 
Cattle, &c., power to regulate, restrain, etc., '. 
Charter of city, a public act and need not be pleaded 
Circuses, shows, etc., power to regulate. &c.. 

Ordinance in relation thereto 



37 
30 
36 
11 
19 
9 
28, 29 



INDEX. 



Children destitute oliKireutal ciu-e 
City assessor, duty of . 
City attorney, election of . 

Duties of ..... 

Compensation and fees of 
City clerk, appointment of . . . ■ . 

Council may require bond 

To provide "poll-books, etc.. 

To keep books, etc.. 

To attend meetings and record proceedings 

To extend taxes on assessment roll 

To make out duplicate of assessment roll 

To make out warrants drawn on treasurer 

To make out lic'ense, etc.. 

Fees aufl salary of . . 

City council, election and composition of . 

Removal— vacates office . 

Majority a quorum .... 

To judge of election returns 

To keep a record of their proceedings 

Meetings of . 

Vacancies in, how tilled 

Have power to levy taxes 

To require bonds o"f officers . . , 

To borrow money . . . . ' 

To make regulations to prevent introduction of contagious disease 

To declare what shall be a nuisance 

To open streets, etc. . 

To divide the city into wards 

To establish night watches 

To erect market houses, etc.. 

To provide needful buildings 

To provide for enclosing, etc., public grounds 

To license, etc., auctioneers, etc.. 

To license, etc., wagons, etc.. 

To license, etc., shows, etc.. 

To Hcense, etc., tippling houses, etc.. 

To regulate the storage of gunpowder, etc.. 

To provide for assessing, etc., citv taxes 

To provide for weighing hay, etc.^ 

To provide for enumeration of inhabitants 

To regulate the election of city officers 

Tolix compensation of witnesses, etc., 

To regulate the police of the city 

To enact ordinances 

To provide for lighting streets 

To improve navigation of Ohio River 

To erect, etc., public wharves, etc.. 

To regulate stationing, etc., of water-cr;ifts . 

To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of fires 

To prevent the running of horses, etc.. 

To prevent riot, noise, etc., . 

To remove encroachments on streets, etc.. 

To exercise control over property, etc., . 

To prevent the use of fireworks. "etc.. 

To regulate, etc., gi-oceries, etc.. 

To restrain vagi-ants 

To remove offensive establishments 

To have taken up, etc., destitute cliildren 

To levy, etc., tax for repaii-iug, etc., sti-eets, etc 

To protect the city against vagi-auts 

Power in respect to sti-eets, etc., 

Dutj' and power of in respect to levee 
City collector, who shall be . 

Compensation of ... 

Duties of .... 

City court, establishment of . . . 

Change of venue from 

Jurisdiction of ... . 

City court, transcripts from 
City jail ..... 

City judge, election and jurisdiction of 

Power and duties of . . 

Fees of ... 

City marshal, elaction of . 

Duties of . . . , . 7, 8, 18, 28, 43, 44, 47 

Compensation of . . . . . . 8, 24 

May appoint deputies ...... 7 



13, 



17,45 



Page. 

11,13 

13 

6 

7, 43, 18 

24,49 

4 

8,23 

22 

22 

22 

13, 22 

14,23 

17 

24,28 

23 

4 

4 

4 

4 

4 

4 

4 

8 

8 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 

10 

10 

10 

10 

10 

10 

10 

10 

10,11 

10 

10 

11 

11 

11 

11 

11 

12 

12 

12 

14 

15,16 

23 

14, 27, 32 

6, 7, 16 

16 

16,17 

17 

17 

6 

,46,47 

7 



INDEX. 



Ill 



City of Shawneetown, body politic 

Limits and jurisdiction of 

Inhabitants of, power to 

Exempt from State tax 

Exempt from road labor, etc.. 
City treasurer, his duties defined 

Compensation of fixed 
Commitment and bail, an oi'dinance in relation to 
Compensation of certain city officers fixed 
Complaints, how made and form of 
Concerts, etc., powers to regulate, etc.. 
Constables may'serve process 
Contempts .... 
Continuance .... 
Contracts for building levee, etc.. 
Conveyance of property sold for taxes 
Corporate powers ..... 
Corporation, how to be sued 
Corporate seal, who may use the same 
County jail may be used by the city 
Crossings of streets and alleys must not be obstructed 

Drivers must check up animals when approaching 



U, 



Page. 

;{ 

3 
3 

15 
18 

15, 17, 2(5, 27 
2;J 
43,44 
23. 24 
45 
n, 29, 30 
19 
7 
8,44 
l(i 
14 

, 9, 10, 11, 12 
4(5 
24 
17 
10,38 
37 



D. 

Dead animal^^ ... 

Delincment list ..... 
Defendants committed when drunk 

Must work out fine on streets 
Depots, ooys prohibited from playing at 
Deputies, o"f marshal .... 
Disorderly conduct, how punished 
Disturbing persons .... 

Peace, owners of animals liable for 
Docket to be kept by the city judge 
Dogs, power to restrain and tax 

Ordinance in relation to . 

Fighting same, how punished 

Penalty for tying up and disturbing citizens 
Drays, etc., power to regulate and license 

An ordinance licensing, etc.. 

Not to obstruct streets, etc.. 
Driving and riding over sidewalks, penalty for 
Drunkenness, how punished 
Duplicate of assessment roll 



35,36 
14 
44 
46 
39 

10, 40 

. 10, 40 

39 

7 

11 

. 27. 28 

41 

39 

9 

. 30, 31 

38 

38 

40 

13, 14, 22 



E. 

Earth, penalty for removing from city's land 
Elections, when held and who may vote 

To fill vacancies 

Officers of . 

Poll-books 

Xotice of . 
Escapes, officers responsible for 
Evidence, charter . . . . 

Ordinances, when 
Execution .... 
Exhibitions .... 



F. 

False alarms 

Fees and salaries, power to regulate 

Of mayor 

Of collector, clerk, aud treasurer 

Of attornej' 

Of judge 

Of marshal 
Fighting and assaulting punished 
Finances 
Fines, when not paid must be worked out on the streets 

To whom paid 
Fires, powers of council 
Fire-arms, improper use of 
Fire-wood, ordinance relative to 
Fish-boats, may be licensed, etc.. 



5,7, 



39 

5 

4 

6 

6 

6 

47 

19 

12 

7,47 

29,30 



40 

8, 10, 16 

23 

23,24 

49 

7,48 

8, 4d 

4D 

17 

11, 45, 46 

49 

10 

11,38 

38 



IV INDEX. 



G. 

Page. 

Gambling - - - - - - - - 10, 42. 

Gift enteri)ri?es. penalty tor engaging in - - - - 42 

Gvocerle.^, power to i-egulate. etc.. ----- 11 

Gunpowder, an ordinance regulating storage of - - - 9, 49 

Guns, discharging in city ------ 38 

Gutters, penalty for not keeping clean - - - - 38, 39 

H. 

Hacks, etc.. power to regulate and license - - - - 9 

An ordinance in relation to - - - - - 30. 31 

Hawkers, power to regulate, license, etc., .... 9 

An ordinance in relation to - - - - - 28, 29 

Hogs, penning on river front ------ 25 

Horses, indecent exposure of - - - - - 42 

Hitching, when and ho«" ----- 38 

Houses of business not to be opened on Sunday - - - 10. 40 
Disorderly - - - " - - - -10,40 

Gaming - - - - - - -10,42 

Of ill-fame - - - - - - - 10. 42 



10. 


42 




fi 




(i 


7,40, 


47 


8, 


4(i 




17 




48 




G 


15. 


IB 




16 


10, 


11 




32 


2fi, 


27 



Indecent and lew d behavior punished 



Jacks, indecent exhibition of . . . . - 

Judges of election, appointment of - 

Duties of ...... 

Judgments, efiect of ..... 

How payment enforced . . - - - 

Can be replevied . - . . . 

-How made a lien on real estate .... 
Jurors, suits in city court may be tried by - 
Justice of the peace, city judge is eaj-q^cio 

L. 

Levee, power of council ..... 

May issue bonds ..... 

Licenses, power to gi'ant ..... 

Neglecting to procure - . . . . 

Lfcense money to be paid, by apitlicant. to the treasurer 

M. 

Marshal. [See city raai-shal.] ...... 

Materials for buildings may be deposited on streets ... 38 

Mavor, when and how elected, term of office - - - - 4, 5 

Salary of ------ - 23 

When lie may vote ...... 5 

His office, how vacated - . - - - 5 

To sign waiTants on the treasurer - - - - 17 

To enforce ordinances ..... 5 

Other duties of - - - - - - 22. 24, 43. 45 

Meetings of council *-..--- 4 

Slinors ..-....-. 30 

Money, power to borrow - - - - - - 8, 15, 1(> 

N. 

Noise, disturbances, etc.. - - - - - - 10, 40 

Notice of election ....... 6 

Of called meetings of council - - - - - 5 

Of collector - - - - - - ' 13 

Of sales for taxes ----- 13, 14, 32 

Nuisances, power to declare, etc., .... 9 

Ordinance in relation to - - - - - 34, 35 

o. 

Oaths of officers of election - - - - - - H 

Of city officers - - - - - - 5, 8, 9, 23 

Obscene books, etc., ....... 41 

Offences, an ordinance deHning - - - - - 40, 41 

Officers of the city, penalty for resisting - - - - 42 

Ordinances, [See city ordinances.] - - ^ 

OrnamentiU and shade trees -....- 38 



INDEX. 



Page. 
Peddler.s, an ordinance relative to - - - - - 29 

Pleading charter, need not be - - - - - - 19 

Police, power to regulate - - - - ... lo 

Poll-books, by whom furnished --.... 22 

Poll-tax. power to levy ...... jg 

Porter.s and carriers, jjower to regulate ----- 9 

Pounds, public, power to establish - - - . . n 

Powder, power to regulate ------ 9 

An ordinance ih relation to - - - - - 49 

Practice in city court - - - - - - 7, 8, 18, 47, 48 

Privies -" - - - - - - 11, 34 

Process - - - - - - 7. 8. 18, 43, 44, 45 

Prostitutes, power to restrain and punish .... n 

An ordinance relative to ..... 42 

R. 

Real estate sold for taxes ...... 14 

Record of proceedings of council ..... 4 

Religious Avorship must not be disturbed .... 41 

Resisting cit.v officers ....... 42 

Revenue, power to levy - - - - - 9. 12. 13, 14, 16 

An ordinance relative to ..... 26 

Riots, power to prevent ...... 10 

River. Ohio, power to improve ...... 10 

s. 

Salaries. [See fees and salaries.] ..... 

Sales for taxes ....... 14 

An ordinance relative to - - . - - - 32 

Scales, power of council ...... 9 

Sherift". when niav act in place of marshal - - - - 19 

Shooting. [See rire-arms.] - - - - - ' - 

Shows. [See concerts.] ...... 

Sidewalks ....... 12, 14, 15, 38 

Slaughter houses - - - - - - - 11, 34, 35 

.Soap factories - - - - - - - - 11 

Stock in railway company --..-. 50 

Streets, powers of councd in respect to - - - - 12, 14, 15 

Crossings must not be obstructed - - - - 38 

Ordinance to open and lay out ..... 24 

Sunday, prevent violation of ..... 10, 41 

Survevor, duties of - - - - - - - 16 



Tally papers, by whom furnished ..... 22 

Ta.xes, power fao levy - - - - - - 13, 14, 15, 1(! 

Tobacc(j, whartiige on - - - - - - 26 

Treasurer, duties of - - - - - - - 4, 27 

Trial and judgment. [See practice.] .... 

V. 

Vagrants, power lo - - - - - - - 12 

An ordinance in relation to ..... 36 

Vehicles, power to regulate, etc.. ..... 9 

An ordinance relative to - - - - - 30, 31 

Venue, when and how changed - - • - - - 16 

Voters, who are qualified as - - - - - - 5 

w. 

Wards, number and boundaries of - - - - - 49, 50 

Water, power to supply ...... 9 

Wharf master, appointment, oath, and boml .... 21, 22 

Duties aud compensation ..... 26 

Wharves, power to establish and regulate - - - - 10 

An ordinance relative to - - - - - 25, 26 

Witness - - - - - - - 7, 18, 48 

Wood. [See fire-wood.] ...... 



lELD, 
LEITER 
& CO., 

DRY 
GOODS, 

CAHFETS, and 



We tal^e pleasure in announcing to our friends and patrons 
that we are once again in more commodious quarters for tlie 
transaction of our JOBBING BUSINESS, occupying our new 
Warehouse, 201 hy 190 feet. Six Floors (which is con- 
siderably more than double our former locality), and arranged 
through all departments with studied effort for convenience, 
light, and adaptability to the wants of business. 

With this increased room we have enlarged the stocks and 
varieties in every branch of our Wholesale business, adding 
besides the largest and most complete stock of CARPETS and 
UPHOLSTERY ever shown west of New York. 

It has been our aim in reorganizing our business that nothing 
comjiosing or entering into the stock of the AYestern merchant, 
whether DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS, NOTIONS, CAR- 
PETS, or UPHOLSTERY, shall be found wanting in our new 
location. |^Our policy of SMALL PROFITS on each and 
every article throughout the whole house shall be Maintained. 

Madison & Market Sis., CHICA&O. 



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'Bill 



WHOLESALK DEALER IN 



DRY GOODS, 



OXjOTHZIZLsTO-, 



Hats, Caps, and Notions. 



.IP 1st Sillh 3i&d M&IB Straatg 



SHAWNEETOWN, ILL. 



Town Judge, Notary, Lanl iigent, and Conveyancer, 

GOLCONDA, ILLINOIS. 

Practices law in all tlie Courts of Southern Illinois. 



Office — Opposite the Court-house, one door east of the Post- 
office, Main Street. 



Livery and Sale Stable, 

GOLCONDA, ILLINOIS. 

CHALON G, McCOY, Proprietor. 



Fine stock. Splendid livery. 
Horses boarded by the day or week. 
Satisfaction guaranteed. Charges reasonable. 




GOLOONDA, ILLINOIS. 



We are now ready to give 40 pounds of good Flour for 45 
pounds of good clean Wheat : or grind for one-eighth toll (dur- 
ing the present prices of wheat and flour), grinding the wheat 
twice, having just started a pair of buns for that purpose. We 
keep the different qualities separate. 

We would also inform our patrons and the public generally 
that Ave keep constantly on hand a superior article of fresh 
Corn Meal, to give in exchange for Corn. 
Yours respectfully, 

KIMBALL & SOK 



GILBERT & McGINNIS, 

(Successors to DnSoucliet & Gilbert,) 



JVb, 86 Peters Street, {late New Levee,) and 
No, 18 Commerce Street, 

NEV\^ ORLEANS, LA. 



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Western Produce. 



KIMBALL & SON, Golcouda. 111. KIMBALL & SOX, Memphis, Tenn. 

G. W. KIMBALL & SON. 

General Comissioi Herchaiis, 

AND liECEIVERS OF 

FLOUR, MEAL, GRAIN, BACON, LARD, 

And all kinds of Produce, 
Nos, 6 and 7 Hoivard Mow, 

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GOLCONDA, ILLINOIS. 



Office near his residence, corner Jetterson and Monroe Streets. 



CHARLES W. KUEHN, 
Fashionable Barber, 

MAIN CROSS STREET, 

SHAWNEETOWN, ILLINOIS. 



I.adich' and Children'-- H:iii- Cut and Shampooed at then- residence.-;, if desired. 
Hair and Whiskers l>\ed in a sati.sfactorv manner. 



SAMUEL CLARK, 



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Dry Goods, 
Clothing, 

Groceries, 
Hats and Caps, 
Boots and Shoes, 

Notions, Hosiery, 

Hardware, Queensware, 
Iron, Nails, Casting^s, 

^ Steel, Tools, 

* FLOUR, etc. 

Manufacturers' Agent for all kinds of AGRICULTURAL 
IMPLEMENTS. 



All kinds of Countiy I'rocliice taken in exchange for Goods, at the liigliest 
market prices. 



I respectfully solicit an examination of my stock and prices before yon pur- 
chase elsewhere, as I am confident of giving entii-e satisfaction. 

SAM. CLARK. 




INIaxy years ago might be socn trains of wagons wending their 
way from the States of Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and 
Missouri to tlick then well-known Weed Salt Wells, from which 
works these States derived their supply of Salt. These Wells 
are situated six miles from Shawneetown, on the Saline River, 
in the midst of grand and beautiful scenery, about nine miles 
from its mouth, where it empties into the Ohio River, making 
transportation cheap and reliable. The body of land upon 
which they are situated consists of about five hundred acres, 
and abounds witJj forests of white-oak and cyi)ress trees (the 
best of barrel timber) ; also good building rock, a quarry of 
which is opened near the AVells, and can be used advan- 
tageously for building furnaces, etc.. having been tested and 
found to be excellent for sucli purposes. Being only one hun- 
dred and twenty miles from the mouth of the Ohio River, trans- 
portation would necessarily be more reliable and much cheaper 
than from Pittsburg and other points above, there being suffi- 
cient water at all seasons from Shawneetown to the Mississippi 
River, and but one bar to impede navigation. 

Streams have been constantly flowing from these Wells ever 
since the Works were abandoned, which was for the want of 
cheap fuel. Since that time there have been six coal-mines 
opened in the county, rendering fuel cheap and convenient ; 
and to-day there flows a constant five-inch stream, whose pro- 
gress cannot be checked, showing that undeveloped wealth 
abounds below the surface and presses upward to flow into the 
lap of such enterprising persons as will take hold of these 
AVorks and develop their capacity. 

Railroad communication is first-class, there being a road 
from Shawneetown to Springfield, Illinois, and one to St. Louis, 
^Missouri. There is also a railroad in contemplation — the route 
being surveyed — which will run parallel with the Ohio River, 
to open up the iron furnaces of Southern Illinois, which road 
crosses Saline River two miles below the Wells, and tenninates 
at Paducjdi, Kentucky. 

One-half interest in the aboAe-described Salt Lands ^nll be 
sold or leased on easy and favorable terms. 

For any information, call on or address 

S. N. DOCKER, Eldorado, IlL ; or 
H. 0. DOCKER, Shawneetown, IlL 



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