Last Sunday afternoon, one Dennis Slavin entered the saloon of James Manning with a number of other men, and called for drinks for the crowd. As the others were drinking, Mr. Slavin attempted to pass out of the back door, and in passing Manning, whispered something in his ear upon which the latter picked up a bottle and struck him beside the head, cutting the upper portion of his right ear entirely off. Chief Robinson took the bleeding man to Dr. Parker, who dressed the wound properly. Yesterday Officer LaHue arrested Manning and took him before Squire Comings, who fined him five dollars and costs for disorderly conduct.
Daily Cairo (Illinois) Bulletin, August 24, 1880.