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MALI, Al'V EBT1SKM RNTS.
ALL AUVKKTMKMKNTH In tUla column, ot
live Iwea each or will he imblUlied for:5
testa one inncruon; a iimeii. so nruta; I ween, i;
month, 1.50; a month, without chanife, $! O0 per
nunio. ni'u aoniuouai une, imrou. dimibouih
MAHEAN, M. 1).,
Homeopathic Physician and Surg-eon.
Offlea Vtt Go amerclal avenno. Relden) corner
Fourteenth St. and Waahinirion avenne, Cairo.
R. E. W. WHITLOCK,
Ornci-No. 16 Commercial Avenue, between
Sighta and Ninth Strwi
R. W. C. JOCELYN,
U E NTIST.
OFFICE EijtUtli Stroet, near Commercial Avenue.
Notary Public and Conveyancer.
OFFICE : With the Wiilowa' and Oorpnam' Mn
nl Aid Hocietv.
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'S PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPING.
Car Loads a Specialty.
o F f i c k :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
YOCUM it RRODERICK,
STAPLE a xdFAXCY
Wa.shinirton Avenue. Cor,
CAIRO. - - ILLS.
fJUIE CITY NATIONAL RANK
W. V. HALLIDAY, I'reciilent.
H. L. UAI.LI0AY. Vlce-I'renWleiu.
THOS. W. llALLIDAY, Caliier.
. TAATS TAVIiOR, W. H. IU1.MDA Y,
HINHV L. IIAU.IDAT, Ii. H. Cl'NNINOHAN,
. . Wrl.UAMSDN, KTItl'IIKN BtllD,
II. II. CANDkB.
Exchansfp, Coin and Uuited States Howls
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Dop.i.lu received and a general banking hnaiiiei-p
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES.
Manularttirer of aud Dealer iiiA'cu
TIN, COPPER &, SHEET-IKON WARE
tSAU. KINDS OK JOB WORK IhiSF To oltDKI:
NO.L'T, KUiHTH STRUCT.
(AIKO, : 11,1.1X01
WOOD AM) COAL.
Denier in nil kluilh uf
Cord Wood, Stove Wood,
BIG MUDDY COAL
WOOD AND COAL YAIilif
Tenth Street, Between Waliiurtiii and
PATENT, .NO PAY.
P A T E H T S
obtainKl for mm taiiif'Hl di'Vlcen, medical or other
componnt. urnanif ntal ili'l)ni. trade murk ami
label. Caveat". Ant(iiineni Iiilerfcrtnre, In
fringe me n'.i. and all n-mi-r relatliiit to Patent,
promptly all nded to. Uu make prt llmlimiy vt
amtnatlon. and furuinb opinion an to ati-nlallli-ty,
frw of rharife, and a'.l who are luterencd In new
luvootlontand Puti-nta are Invited to ii'tid for a
copy of our "Uuide for (il)taltilr. nateM," wlilrh
latent free to any adddrem, ami cotitelim rompli.te
iottrtictioiia how lo obtain l'aleiita and other valu
able matter. Dnrinethe pa, five ye.ru wo have
obtained nearly tbrev tliounard 1'uti'ut. fur Ameri
can and Koreljtu iuventora. andean Klvetntlpructory
ruferenr.v loalmont every county In the I'nlon.
Addreaa: LOU'IH BAOOEK it CO . Kolklturii of
Patrnla and Attorney at Law, Le Urol) Iiu!ljit,i
ITaiLlfiitau, D. C.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
OulyMorniuff Daily in Soul horn Illinois
KNTF.HKP AT TIIE I'OBT Or'FICF. IN CAIKO, IL
LINOIS, AS SKCOND-CI.ASS MATTF.R.
OFFICIAL PAI'BUOF ALEXANDER COUNTY
Krnpst II. Thielooke, C'lty F.ilitoi
MlOKAt OWI, I
Caino, til.. May 6. ISSO f
Hiir. Ther. 11am. Wlud. Vel Weather
a m .MUM
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10 " 80.01
ip. m , .!
Mailmam Temperatur-o. tU- ; Minimum Tern
pe.rat.iire. WO; Rainfall 0.00 Inchs.
Hiver 3S feet i Inches. Kite 1 inch
w. n. IIAY.
Seru't Signal Corot, U. 8. A.
SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in thin column, flvu cents uer line, eich
Wanted A boy sixteen years old to
learn press work and feed cylinder-presses.
Apply at The Bulletin oflicc.
COAL OIL STOVES.
A full stiwk of Wcstlake non-explosive
wire gauge coal oil stoves, the cheapest,
complntest and quickest cooking stove in
the world. Also wire cloth for screens and
n full assortment of hardware, hollow ware,
fishiiHr, tackle, etc., at A. Naixev's.
Commercial ave., opposite Seventh st.
ICE! ICE! PURE LAKE ICE!
F. M. Ward will enter the field ao;iin
tliis season, with his ice wagons, and will
be prepared, as formerly, to furnish pure
lake ice, in any part of the city, every day.
in any quantity desired. The fact that he
will give the business his personal super
vision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
rons will be promptly, faithfully and satis
The undersigned will, on and after
May 1st, be prepared to turnish our citi
zens a first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished in
Chicago, made fresh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwanU; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to give satisfaction on trial. Orders
left at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. Will be fur
nished atf l.M per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards. Uiuskkt Hf.wf.tt,
To my old customers and as many u?w
ones who read this, greeting: I am pre
pared to deliver in any part of the city ice
of best quality and at the lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth street, next to Bristol's, open at all
hours, Jay or night. Orders tilled cither
from wagon or at the ice box.
THE TIME AND PLACE.
The time is now, and the place is C. W.
Hcnd ersou s, corner Tweltth and Commer
cial, to buy Simmon's patent refrigerators.
A large stock, all sizes and prices, jut re
ceived; also u full assortment of water
coolers, fishing tackle, wire cloth for window
screens and a full stock of the celebrated
"White Mountain" ice-cream frcci-rs.
Prices, "rock bottom."
NOTICE OF REMOVAL.
For the accommodation of the public
generally, I have removed from the factory
building, corner of Seventeenth street and
Washington avenue, to No. 101 Commercial
avenue, where I am better prepared to dis
play my large stock, consisting of household,
parlor and kitchen furniture, which for
quality, neatness and price cannot be stir
pased. ('AMI ( II AIMS AM) ( HlUmi.s's- l:t'C,(iti;H
A specialty. Everybodj is invited to ex
limine my stock. Remember the place, Sixth
and Commercial, next to Dm Hartmauii's
old stand. Respectfully,
Wm. Kn iiiioi k.
Your porches and lawns with the cinnamon
vine (Chinese Yam.) To all patrons and
readers of Tint Bcli.ktin who desire them,
I will wild by mail two line yearling Tu
beis.averaging live inches long, on receipt of
10 cents in currency, coin, or postage
stamps, which will cover expense of post
age and packing. I will also furnish older
and larger roots in proportion.
Address I. W. J'.isioiis, , M.
West Ma edon, New York.
Order any time before the ."th of June
SALT'S H E CREAM PARLOUS.
The warm weather is here and Phil. 11.
Sanp has prepared for it. He has estab
lished himself in his new quarteis next to
the corner of Eighth street and Washing
ton avenue, mid is prepared to furnish the
best of ice cream und anything in the con
fectionery line, in any quantity. on short
notice. His rooms lor the accommodation
of parties wishing to refresh themselves
wilh a plate of his delicious cream, arc ele
gant und complete in all their appoint
ments. He deserves, and no doubt will re
ceive the liberal putronage of our citizens
for the pains he has takru in furnishing
them with such an excellent establishment.
Give hiui ttcalh
DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN:
ELECTRO VAPOR BATIIS.
The Electro Vapor Baths, are gaining
great favor and arc extensively patronbud.
They are unequalled, both as a remedy aud
preventive for disease. They brace up the
nervous system, giving new life and energy
to ever) organ. These baths are admiuis
tered daily from eight o'clock a. m. to Ave
p. m. by Dr. Marean, at hit office, No. 40
Commercial avenue, over Black's shoe store.
A lady attendant will wait on lady patrons.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
The firm of Winans & Miller, marh!
works, was this day dissolved by mutual
consent Mr. Miller retiring. The- busi
ness will be continued by I). 11. Winans,
he paying all debts of the late firm, aud
collect all accounts and notes due them.
D II. WlSAXS.
0. P. Mili.kk.
Caiko, Ills., May 1, lSUo.
I am prepared to pump out and repair
cisterns promptly and at prices to suit the
times. Apply at o. i niters row; or
by postal card. J. S. Uawkinv
Cairo, April 29, 1SS0.
For Sale For cash, a new two-huti
dred dollar Mendelssohn piauo, for 12j,
and the freight from factory. Apply at
Time is come at lat that women can take
their ease by having the sit wheel casters
attached to their sewing uuchine.
Just received at The Bulletin office a
stock of paper especial! for Hectograph"
Counter, shelving and show cases. New.
Inquire at P. II. Si iicu.
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in tUeie .o!u'J!iM, ten ctaU n;r
Capt. Shields is in Louisville mingling
among the belles of that citv.
Needed improvements are being ufiiJc
about the New York store-huiiding.
John Clancy is enlarging hii saloon at
the cornel ot Twelfth and Commcreul.
-The ladies of the German Lutheran
church have under consideration the project
of pie-niciag some time soon.
-.Mr, ('has. A. Griag, of Santa IV. paid
us a visit yester lay and paid hi- subscrip
tion to The Wkkklt Bixlrtis.
A strawberry festival and dance will
oe given uy tne ieita i uy t ire company,
on Thursday evening. May SQ:h.
W. S. Pennington, general ticket agent,
Cairo and Vincennes railroad, is home
from a protracted eastern tour.
Yesterday was ascen.iioa day.
Services, we believe, were only held in the
German Lutheran church, which were toler
ably well attended .
Chief Lallue yesterday arrested a
coWd woman named Miss Hill for dis
orderly conduct. She was fined live dollar
and costs by Justice Robinson.
Mr. Mitchcil. a colored politican from
Chicago, who has been here for several
weeks, working in the interest of Blaine
for president, spoke his piece to the col
ored people at Mound City last night.
Yesterday's weather admits of but lit
tle complaint. The sunshine was not too
warm, but just warm enough and had it
not been a little too windy the day might
have been considered a magnificent succe-s.
Miss Ella Kent was very agreeably sur
prised night before ut by a number of her
friends, who congregated at her residence
late in the evening and tonne 1 a very hap
i i . . . i. .... ...
py party ot young lo.ks. I tic enjoyment
was real and pmlonged.
A base ball club i to be organized in
this city to-night, which will, after a few
days' practice, challenge the Paducah boys
and go through the usual loutiue of ad
ministering unto tli'm a good dose of de
feat. Dau Ril e, the veteran circus maw. is
now in Memphis and was advertised to de
liver his lecture "New Departure and
Moral Reform" for the benefit of tjie or
phan asylum of that city last night. He
has id late visited all the southern cities,
meeting with considerate success in some
-Ollicer Warren Wims yesterday ar
rested a white woman, named Ellen Fry
for being drunk and disorderly. Squire
Robinson, helot? whom she wa, tried,
knowing her to be a troublesome and alto
gether worthless chancier, gave lier three
hours to leave th , city, which, it is U...
lieved, she did.
Justice of the I'.'acc Oluisted now i;w
his office, on the Coiner of Twelfth .street
and Washington, open lor business und is
already receiving a goodly .share of the
civil business of the city. We are pleased
to see this for several reasons, but espe
cially because he is in every sense worthy
of the eonndene" our people have in Mm,
The Memphis plasterer, who i, in
for (ifty-onc das, yesterday destroyed his
shoes, in order to keep from bivng put to
work on our streets with a spade He as.
scrts that he likes trie jail so well that he i
determined to get back into it again imme
diately after his present term of imprison
ment expires. For men of this character
wu should a whipping post or rock-pile.
Any slatenicttt which our Senator
Loipu tu ay make about his uwn honesty or
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1330.
his Murphysboro coal mino, we can believe
without any remorse. But when he sits
down at a beer table and tells us that he
had a talk with Grant, and in that talk
there was no allusion to politics, we should
go away feeling as if -,yo had been talking
to Eli Perkins.
It is predicted that the present season
will be one ot unprecedented storms and
other atmospheric disturbances. If we Sre
to judge by the way the season has opened,
this prediction seems like a reasonable one.
However, in spite of all atmospheric upheav
als and commotions Tiif. Bi:li.kti.v will
continue to make its appearance as serenely,
placidly and regularly as though every
thing was harmouous.
The Bulletin is in sorrow. It is at
least a week since we have received any
T1 . . . 1 1 ' I . . hi .
u.aiae uroansuies, nnermau supplements or
other documents informing us how superla
tive are the abilities of some one or other
to till the office Of president. We hope the
literary bureaus have not cut us from their
list, since we are preparing a treatise on
"the science o tying" and greatly miss the
aid contained in those brilliant exponents
of the capacities ot that department of
The mayor's message, which we pub
lished oa this page yesterday, is worthy of
everybody's attention, since it contains in
formation and suggestions in which every
citizen should leel an interest. Wo have
heard but one objection to it. and that was
that while the mayor lauded our police force
for thsir efficiency he had entirely overlook
ed the valuable services rendered the city
by our police constables. This objection,
whether it holds good or not, w is from an
entirely disinterested source.
City Engineer, Chas. Thrupp, yester
day entered upon the discharge of his du
tiestaking as his starting point Commer
cial avenue. Mr. Gorman will not. we be
lieve, be miuus a situation on account if
Mr. Thrupp's appointment, since the labors
of these gentlemen are of an entirely dim-r
ent nature, and by .no means the same. Mr.
Thrupp will not undertake to foremanize
the laborers who work upon our streets,
nor is this expected of luni. This hikir
will be solely the duty of Mr. Gorman.
Prof. Henry Floyd, who was placed
under a two hundred dollar bond for
forgery, by Squire Robinson, is still con
fined to the county jail. We have it direct
ly from a gentleman who has seen him ia
the prison, that he attempts no expla
nation for his conduct and that he is
apparently very indifferent as to what will
I... 1 .i , ...
oe iioiiL- w mi mm Hi me tuuire. "lie is
cold as an iceberg" says our informant,
but we can not but believe that he is
secretly more or less effected.
Tin- gentlemen who constitute the
committee appointed by congress to make
a trip down the Mississippi and
note the work necessary L
keep that stream within its banks,
will probably arrive on the steamer
James Howard this evening. The city
council, we understand, will hold a meeting
some time to-day and appoint a committee
who will meet the gentlemen and impart
to them such informal ion concerning the
necessary improvements about Cairo, as in
their judgment is necessary.
Jim Sledge and Lizzie Moss appeared
before Squire Comings yesterday to Mettle
some difficulty. Lizzie swore that Jim had
been "pestering" her, and that her most en
ergetic e'forts to "turn him loose" had prov
ed unsuccessful; the fellow was a "nigger,"
she said and not being her lawful husband
she, with the assistance of the law, wanted
to ".shake him." The Squire artfully dis
appeared behind his spectacles for a few
minutes, mid was engaged in profound
thought, but soon emerged from behind
them and startled Mi.-s Lizzie by the an
nouncement that Mr. Jim Sledge was dis
charged. The fir.-t Presbyterian Synod that ever
convened in the state cf Illinois met in Hills
bofu in H31. It has been suggested that
thre be a semi-centennial observation of
this occasion at Ilillsboro. in the autumn of
ll. by all the synods of the- state. At
the late meeting of the Alton Presbytery a
committee was appointed to bring the mat
ter betore the next meeting of the Synod of
Illinois South tor its' consideration. We
trust the necessary step for such a meeting
will be taken. Such an occasion could not
well fail of strengthening the bonds of
Christian fellowship aud unking a decided
impression in favor of Christianity.
One of the latest businesses in the cata
logue of occupations is that ot speculating
in spoiled postal cards. And there is a
fair profit to be made it the speculator be
quick and energetic. Under the postal
laws if you spoil a stamped wrapper or
envelope, you can have it redeemed at its
face value at the post office. When postal
cards were introduced, postmasters were
instructed to redeem surh as were spoiled
before using at the rate of fmir cents iu
stamps for every five cents in face value of
the cards. Many postal cards are spoiled
iu printing, others in directum, while many
printed cards an simply unused. These
can all be exchanged at the rate mentioned.
Wu yesterday had the secret of Grant's
persistent endeavors to capture the presi
dency fur the third time explained to us.
We now understand it that ho is not work
ing for tho nomination urged on by any
considerations of salary or intluence con
nected therewith, oh no. Tint Bulletin
now understands that such vulgar details
may have some weight with more sordid
politicians, but the tjreat traveler is moved
by loftier motive, his harp Is tuuea to a
higher key altogether. When he accepts
the presidential chair for a third
term it is ouly in order that he
may overcome a "public supursti
tmn ot a daugerous precedent."
For, according to the same authority, "the
time may come when it will bo for the vital
interests of the people of this country to
nominate a president tor n third term." If
that time ever should come, the people of
this country will be fully alive to the ne-
cessittes of the case, and will most likely
proceed and discharge their duty, but at
present, however, such a ueccessity, fortu
nately, does not exist.
The electors of Illinois will have a
chance to pass upon the attempt to tinker
the constitution ot the state at the Novem
ber election. The proposed amendment is
"In each county there shall be elected the
following county officers ut the general
election to beheld on Tuesday after the first
-Monday in November, 1W: A couutv
judge, county clerk, sheriff and treasurer,
and at the election to be held on the Tues
day after the fir.-t Monday in November,
A. I)., ls$4, a coroner and clerk of the cir
cuit court (who may be ex-oilicio recorder of
deeds, except in counties having sixty thou
sand aud more inhabitants, in which county
a recorder of deeds shall be elected at the
general election in lf.) Each of said ot
h'ccYs shun enter upon the duties of his of
fice, respectively, ou the first Monday of
December alter his electiou. and until their
successors are elected and qualtled. Pro
vided, that nn person, having once been
elected to the office of sheriff or treasurer,
shall im eligible to re-election to said office
lor lour years after the expiration of the
term for which he shall have been elected."
The design is to do away with an election
evety November, making the fall elections
alternate years, aud electing sheriffs aisd
treasurers of counties for four years in-tead
of two, and rendering them ineligible lor
We have it upon the authority of
Messrs. Gladden fic, Taylor, that not less
than seventy-five emigrants, many of them
bound for Kansas, still pas, through this
city weekly, upon their way south. . It is
our opinion that the coloifd people of the
south who are thinking of going to Kansas
this year, had better w tit awhile. The out
look there is that thero are a good many
people there now who will, before many
months wish thv had never seen Kansas.
In some parts i;f the state there, has been
no rain for six months, and the pro-peels
for good, or even fair, crotis are anvthitiL'
ut promising. There is a very general
feeling iu Kansas th.it this is to In-a
Iroughty year. Drought in Kansas means
a great deal. It means poverty, ruin an I
starvation. Heretofore, in bad u-ars, the
money spent by tie-thousands of ni w set
tlors was a great help to the people. Now,
however, the ti le ot emigration (lows pa.-t
Kansas to Colorado and other states and
territories farther west. Many wheat
fields are already scorched past recovery.
Unless rain comes soon, Kansas will not
produce sufficient wheat thi year to make
bread for her own people.
At the !a-t meeting of tie- city council
Alderman Patier offered a resolution abol
ishing the office of corporate counsel. We
are not entirely satisfied as to the wisdom
of this step and hope the committee to
which the resolution was referred will
give it a thorough consideration.
The present occupant of tlie office. Mr.
W. 15. Gilbert, has filled it mo-t satisfac
torily, and we should regret to seethe impor
tant legal affairs of the city left in h-s. v.
perienced hands. It would be ad
visable iu case the otlice is abolish
ed to increase the salary of the
city attorney sufficiently to form an induce
ment to men of experience and ability, wlio
could eltectuaily guard the citys interests
in all suits of importance, however intricate
the circumstances or however powerful the
legal talent with which they might have to
contend. And this, too, without necessitat
ing the employment of asd.-tant counsel at
an additional expense to the city.
We do not wish to detract
from our worthy city attorney or others
among our young lawycrs.wc believethat the
duties of the office have been very creditably
performed, especially by the present incum
bent, but they must admit, everybody will
admit, that u man who is to perform all the
duties of corporation counsel and city at
torney, must be one of greater learning and
experience than those who have tilled the
latter office for the last five or six years, or
who will be likely to fill it in the future if
the compensation remains the same.
The editor of the Sun favors Tom
Ridgway for governor and says that lie is
the man to unite on against Culloni. He
would influence the county convention
which meets in the court house on Saturday
by saying that "it is the wish of our people
that Ridgway be instructed for, etc." If
the "dear people" are at all concerned
about Ridgway they have never, cither by
word or act. intimated as much and this
being the case, we come to the very uatural
conclusion that all the euthusiam to be
found in this city for. Mr. Ridgway, exists
in the fertile brain of the Sun man. Why
it exists only in this editor's brain tind no
where else, we are, of course, not
expected to know and don't care
about knowing, But we do know, aud
so do all our people, that Governor Cullom
has made, in every respect, a better gov
crnor than even his most enthusiastic
friends promised; that . he, has discharged
flu: duties of his office with dignity, in
dustry, ability .Wid impartiality and that if
any Republic deserves the office for th
next four ycv), that It-publican is tho
present incumbent. We say this becauia
we are inclined to give tlie
devil his due and are impelled
thereto by the spirit of "ren
dering unto Cii-sar those things which are
Ciesar's" and being in this mood at present,
we may further say that there is also this to
he said to the credit of Cullom: In thn
pending canvass he has remained quietly
at home, giving the duties of his office his
personal attetitiou aud lotting his friends,
who have discovered his worth,
secure the nomination for him.
The mayor very truly said iu his U'.e
message that nothing tends more to retard
tlie growth and prosperity of Cairo than
does the annual appearance of sipe-water in
the lower portions of the city, and he also
said that lie believed the coun
cil possesses the power under the
fortieth section ot article five, act of incor
poration to compel the owner of every lot
in the city to fill it to the established
grade. If the city possesses
this power we believe it ought to exercis
it. and that the owners of lots ought not to
grumble. It may be taken for granted
that more gr less sickuesi
will prevail until the ownen
ol low lots shall fill them to at lea,
such a heighth as will prevent the appear.
ance of the sipe-water. In saying this w-
do not desire to be hard on persons own
ing low lots, but must say that we believe
that tlie authorities of the eiv
ire far too lenient toward pro-v
erty holders who will let the city, inrlu liug
themselves, sink out of sight, rather tins.
do anything which may prove beneficial to
others. They are permitted to
speculate in real estate at the
co-t of their more enterprising neighbors
who long ago filled their lots handsomely
and paid for the same. In Cairo la-day
some of the finest portions of the city a -a
owned by people who never pay one d lUr
towards improving their property and th
natural consequence i- that t'"
property of such owners become, a
nuisance to those atouu 1 it.
It is, as we have said before, essentia! to
the public health that all low lots, which
are frequently no more than mud hos,
should be liiled and no longer to!.-r.
ate I in their present couditivi.
Poverty may be an excuse tor Mich dang.:
oils state, but a neglect on the part of tho
who can atfor 1 to fill them, but will not, ii
inexcusable and may, at soi:;'
time, be paid for with the liv,
of the enterprising and careful as well as
with the lives of the persistently and gr-s
iy negligent. If the well-to-do own-rs
of low lots will Nor improve their
property the public good would b;
promoted by forcing them to -oil 1 1
the people who will. It might as wl!
come to that in f.ict it must in tirui
come to that, or some thing worse.
-Thrn are more ways of killing a ei.
than choking it with butter, and more ways
of making money than one. The case we
have in uur mind's eye fully illustrates this,
and is as follows: Mrs. A. who is a:t el
derly widow la iy. owned a small but val
uable farm at Anna which her son had fur
several years been cultivating. But tie
old lady being sickly and her son believing
that a change of scene would benefit her,
pcrusded her to soil her property and.
eonii: to Cairo with him where
le believed In- could find cmiilnvuient an I
support himself and mother with tolerable
ca-e. The old lady, being easily per
suaded, offered the property for sale and
soon afterward a gentleman desiring t
buy a farm put in an appearance, and wis
apparently anxious to buy it. The pr:c
asked, however, was too high for him an I
after considerable talk the lady consented
to part with it for three hundred dollats
cash, which amount the purchaser (wh. .in
we will call Mr. Bj promised to send to
Mrs. A to this city immediately upon tie
receipt of the deed acknowledging l.i:u as
the rightful owner of the falni. So far
good. The lady and son place! the
gentleman iu charge of the farn
and without receiving any notes as evi
dence of Mr. B.'s indebtedness came to this
city and upon their arrival here at once had
the deed made out acknowledging Mr. B.
as the rightful owner ot the property an I
sent it to him. They now waited for the
arrival of the three hundred dollars, bu '
after having waited in vain for some time
they wrote to Mr. B. asking him for the
money, to which the gentleman replied that
he wouldn't pay a cent until after the ex
piration of a year. At this juncture Mrs. A.
and Mr. son consulted one of our justices of
the peace, who advised them to employ ati
attorney. They took the advice; employed
an attorney who at once conferred with Mr.
B., and attcrobtatning the deed from him
by strategy, forced him to pay the three
hundred dollars to the last farthing. Hav
ing now the three hundred dollars in his
possession, the attorney wrote to tho lady
in this city, stating that ho found it a very
difficult case, indeed, and that in all proba
bility Mr. B. would have to be forced into
the payment of the money by a law suit
and that this would put her to considerable
cxpeuse, "but," said he, "if you will accept
two hundred dollars for the entire debt, I
may be able to compromise with him."
The ludy replied that she would prefer two
hundred dollars to nothing, und thus ended
the farce. The lawyer will ot courso re
tain his tee out of tho two hundred dollars
and by tho time tho justico of tho pence
receives his pay, she will have u cash bal
ance of one hundred and sevouty-flve dollars
as payment for a valuable larm which tsho
was induced to sail for throe hundred.