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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1830.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
NTEH1!I AT TUB lofT OFFICB IS CAIRO, IL
LINOIS, A8 SKt'OND-CXASS MATTKll.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF ALElANDKK COUNTY.
Krueat II. Thleleoke, City Kdltor.
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SPECIAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice In this column, Ove cents per Hue, each
DEMOCRATIC MASS CONVENTION.
The Democratic voters of Aluxamler county are
requested ts meet at the court buuuo, Cairo, oa
Friday, JuntHtu, 1HS0, at i o'clock 11. tu., for tbo
Jiurpofe of selecting ileleKfitcs to the state, con
gressional and senatorial conveullons, and to up
lioint a central committee for the eusulng two
Dy orclc-of Alaxaaiicr County Democratic Cen
B. F. Uu.Kts, Secretary.
The undersigned will receive bids until
June 5th, .'5 p. in., next, at our office lor the
erection of a building, the plans ami speci
fications of which cau be examiued nt our
office. (ihkex, Wood & Bennett.
COAL OIL STOVES.
A full stock of Westlnke non-explosive
wire gauge coal oil stoves, the cheapest,
completcst ami quickest cooking stove iu
the world. Also wire cloth for screens and
a full assortment of hardware, hollow ware,
fishir.g, tackle, etc., at A. Hallky's.
Commercial ave., opposite Seventh st.
SOLDIERS' RE-UNION AT MILWAU
KEE. june 7tii to 12th inclusive.
The Illinois Central railroad will sell
excursion tickets, Cairo to Chicago ami
return, at $16.4') tor round trip.
Sale of tickets will commence June Cth
and continue, till the 7th, and will be good
to return until June 13th.
.T. .Tniivsnv IV . P .Tmrvsov.
Gen. Agent, Cairo, (ten. Pass. Agent.
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN AND
AT CIIK'AHO, JUNE 2ND AND 9TH.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION AT CINCINNATI,
The Illinois Central railroad will sell ex
cursion tickets at reduced rates.
For further information, apply to station
agents. W. P. Joitnson,
J. F. Ti'CKEn, Gen. Pass. Ag't.
CAIRO AND VINCENNES RAILROAD
EXCLUSION THA1NS BETWEEN CAlltO AND
MOUND CITY, SATURDAY, MAY 29, liS80.
Trains will leave Fourth street depot at
0:00 a. in.. 10:10 a. m., 11:20, a.m., 1:10
p. m., 1 :4 ) p. in., 2:2 ) p. in., 3:0" p. ni.,
y :33 p. ro. and .r :0ft p. m., stopping for pas
sengers at Tenth, Fourteenth and Twentieth
Returning, will leave Mound City at 0 :40
a. in., 10 :")0 a. in., 1:43 p. ni., 2:25 p. m.,
3:05 p. m., 4:20 p. m.. 5:110 p. in., and 9:5!
Hound trip tickets, forty ctmts. Chil
dren under five years tree.
Tickets for sale at depot, Coleman's book
store and Phccnix drug store.
Tinted or cleaned by the new liquid pro
cess, at J. Burger's. Old plumes can be
changed so that no difference can be detect
ed between them and the new; nil item of
economy for ladies to make a note of. Or
ders left ut the store will receive immediate
attention. The liquid is also kept by me in
bottles for sale with lull directions for its
use. J. Bi'itiiKtt.
To my old customers and us many now
ones who read this, greeting: I nu: pre
pared to deliver in any part of the city ice
of best quality and at tins lowest possible
price. I respectfully solicit your patron
age and guarantee satisfaction. Ice box on
Eighth Ftieet, next to Bristol's, open at all
hours, day or night. Orders tilled either
from wagon or at the ice box.
' Yours, Respectfully,
The iindersiineil will, on and nfter
May 1st, be prepared to turuish our citi
zens a ' first rate quality of ice cream,
equal in every way to that furnished iu
Chicago, made tro.sh daily, and furnished
in freezer, from one gallon upwards; deliv
ered to any part of the city. This cream Is
made by an experienced artist and cannot
tail to irive satisfaction on trial. Orders
loft at ice house, corner Eighth and Levee,
will receive prompt attention. ill be lur
Burned at f 1.25 per gallon in quantities from
one gallon upwards, kobeut ukwett,
INTERESTING TO FARMERS.
Farmers uud all others in making invest
ments or purchases are always glad to know
, I I .1...., I., til,. I,uf It'll
wnere huu now uifj .u
fine biiL'L'v or draft harness is wanted,
manufactured from the very best material,
jrood saddle for either man or woman, or in
fact fcaddlerv or harness ot any description
the largest, oewest and most complete stock
will alwayg be found at Wm. Lcdwki &
Co:u 121 Commercial avenue; aiso a nui
itock ot curry combv, brushes, bridles, hal
ters, harness oils, whips, collars, liameu,
trap, hues, buggy usiiions.
ICFA ICE! PURE LAKE ICE I
P. M. Ward will enter the field again
'. this Mason, with his ico wagons, and will
La Dreoarcd. as formerly, to furnish pure
lake ice, in nuy part of tho city, every day,
in nv Quantity desired. The fact that ho
will give the business his personal super
vision, furnishes a guarantee that his pat
root will be promptly, faithfully and satis
ELECTRIC VAPOR PATHS.
Are you suffering from rheumatism, neu
ralgia, dyspepsia, catarrh, scrofula, consti
pation, nervous debility, female complaint,
or any chronic ailment. If so, do not fail
to trv the Electric Vapor Baths. They will
all'ord you prompt and speedy relief. Call
and obtain names of prominent citizens
whose health has been greatly benefitted by
their use. These baths are given daily at
the office of Dr. Jiarcan, No. 140 Commer
cial avenue, betwseu Eighth and Ninth
streets, Cairo, Ills,
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Notice in then) colutnua, ton ttnts jrer lino,
Mr. Thos. Sproat is now oa the fair
road to recovery.
Mrs. R. II. Cunningham is recovering
from her late illness.
For tho beueflt of our out-of-town
readers, we will state that the weather
was cool and cloudy yesterday.
We regret to hear of illness in the fam
ily of Mrs. J. B. Hudson. Three little
ones ate down with the measles.
The entertainment of the Social and
Literary society was repeated iu Hartman's
hall last night, to a fair audience.
We are indebted to Col. Dan Rice for
an account of his playing cards with Napo
leon, which will be published iu a few days.
Rer. S. B. Suratt, of Paduct.li, who ad
dressed the Reform club lastjnight, will be
the guest of Mr. C. J. Howe while iu this
Women know how t say pretty
things of each other when they will. Kate
Field says George Eliot "looks like a
See notice of Dr. Marcim's vapor baths
in another column. Thesa baths will cure
nearly bll the ills human flesh is heir to.
Invalids should not fail to try them.
The Illinois Central railroad company
has built a high fence at the south end of
its yard with the object of excluding all
those who have no business in the yard.
Marshal La Hue arrested Charles Dun
lap, (colored) yesterday for assaulting and
striking one William Baily, also colored.
Justice Olmsted discharged the defendant.
An awkward error occurred in the head
to our account of the opening of Hartmau's
hall which appeared yesterday, but since
no harm was done by it, it is "alfeesamee."
Messrs. Lehning ic Kobler, our popular
Commercial avenue tailors, have had the
plank walk in front of their business bouse
removed and will put down a cinder or
brick walk instead.
Messrs. Green, Wood & Bennett ad
vertise ia this morning's Bulletin for
bids from contractors for the erection of a
uew building. It would be well for me
chanics to make a note of it.
Mr. Gorman his finished the construc
tion of the sewer which drains Wilcox's
block and is now engaged, with his men,
leveling the streets and doing such other
work which he finds uecessery,
The news of the death of Mr. C. nan
ny's little child yesterday morning, drew
forth many expressions of heartfelt sympa
thy from tho uumerous friends ot Mr.
Hsmny. The Bulletin joins with them.
It the morals of Cairo are to be judged
of by the appearance of our police dockets
yesterday, and then if those of the world
compare with these, we might be lead to
believe that the happy milletnuui was near
-Peter Saup, who is deputy United
States marshal, was called to Metropolis
yesterday evening to attend to business iu
his official capacity. He left on the Fisk
with claims against the steamer Nellie i:i
A dispatch yesterday received in this
city lrom cw i orK, conveys tne intelli
gence of the arrival of tiie steamship Wis
consin at Liverpool, on the 27th hist, at 7
o'clock. The Wisconsin is the ship Judge
Mulkey took for Europe.
Paducah is to have a custom house,
the erection of which will be commenced
as soon as possible. The pieces of ground
known as the Trimble lots, ou the corner of
Broadway and Chestnut streets and the lot
adjoiuiug, making in all a quarter of a
square, nave ueun cyuu.nii.- i -ui mc
purpose, at the price of $7,730.
-John Reeve's office has become remark
ably popular with our colored citizens, since
the meeting of tho Republican couvei'tion
in the court house. They visit his office in
scores und leave it with a mysterious and
meaning look. But recognizing the old spy
ing that "a closed mouth catcheth no llies,"
they are quiet and giwth him not away.
A white woman, Mrs. Agnes Smith,
who for some time has been Iu the habit of
giving the tine flour to the devii and the
bran to God. cut her usual capers yester
day while under the luiluence ot liquor.
She was arrested by officer Vi:;is an i lined
by Justice Olinstcd. Five dollars and costs
was the amount she was asked to contribute
for the use and benefit of the city of Cairo,
and refusing to do so, was sent t the city
The Democratic mass convention "of
this county will bo held in the court house
oa Friday afternoon next, and will, of
course, bo greatly unlike the Republican
convention. Harmony will prevail and the
deliberations will be tempered with a good
will and an earnest desire to win victory.
Union and concert of action is the ono
thing needful to assure party success, ami
the Democracy recognizing this fact, will
see to it that nothing but good feeling prevails.
The attention of our readers is directed
to the double coluuiu advertiscmont of tho
Equitable Life, to be found oa another
ptigo this morning. The Equitablo is tho
best managed institution in tho United
States. Its policies aro incontestable after
three years for any cause, thU9 making
them all that it claims, a safe and certain
life iasurance. Special attention is called
to the galaxy of solid business men who
constitute tho Cairo local advisory board.
Give the wholo advertisement a careful
It may be of interest to persons con
cerned in sanitary affairs to know that the
Illinois doctors, in convention at Belleville,
adopted a resolution in favor of memorial
izing tho legislature of the state to pass an
act to the effect that a state board of
Hygeue shall be created, haviug special re
ference to school houses. Tho resolution
contemplates that the county school super
intendent, county surveyor, and ono practi
tioner of each couuty shall constitute the
As will be seea by an advertisement
on our editorial page, on the last day of
this month the millers hold, at Cincinnati,
their international exh.il'.'iion which will be
continued through June. A large party of
foreign exhibitors are on their way to this
country, and much European mill machin
ery is expected. During the course of the
exhibition a grain congress, composed of
buyers, sellers aud carriers of grain will be
held. With this and the singing festival
and the presidential convention, Cincinnati
will agreeably pass the time until midsum
mer. A hotel runner for one of our hotels,
named Lewis Grammar, was yesterday ar
rested upon a warrant sworn out by a gen
tleman who glories in the same profession.
The charge against Lewis was that he had
informed travelers that in case they put up
at a certain hotel they would be robbed.
This worked like a charm and he invaria
bly carried off the prize taking the pas
sengers to the hotel he represented. He
plead guilty before 'Justice Olmsted and
was fined five dollars and costs for a viola
tion of the ordinance relating to hotels.
The Hibernian Fire company will
doubtless celebrate the Fourth in St.
Mary's park, and will, we are told, petition
the council for the use of the park for
that day. The Hibernians will not tail
to exert themselves on this occasion and
will provide well for the entertainment of
everybody who may enter the enclosure.
Nothing would draw so large a crowd to
this city on that day as the advertising of
races and the offering of good premiums
to the owners of the fastest animals. Mike
O'Donnell should be induced to bring out
Harlem and everybody else whe has an
animal of any consequence should be oa
hand witli it.
Upon a warrant sworn out by Mayor
Thistiewood, Mr. Louis C. Herbert was, day
before yesterday, arrested aud brought be
fore Squire Robinson for running a theatre
without license. He took a change of
venue to Comings and was discharged.
The prosecution is unwilling to let the mat
ter rest there and, we understand, will
make another effort to gaiu their point. If
tho ordinance intended to regulate the
licensing of theatres, etc., fails to serve the
purpose, as seems to be the case,
it should be amended so as to leave no
doubt as to its intent. The necessity for
such action is apparent to all.
The Egyptian Press, published at Ma
rion, says: "The negroes of Alexander
couuty are bad. In the Republican con
vention held m Cairo lately, the negroes
wanted to instruct the delegates to the rep
resentative convention for one of their own
race Mr. Bird. The whitws couldn't see
it, and out voted the dusky sons of Hum.
Now, the darkies give tho whites to under
stand that they needn't expect any support
trom them in the general election. Thero
is not only a "nigger iu the wood pile,"
but thero aro niggers on the hoiisestops.
There is not only music in the air, but a
bad smell is scented from afar, "bress
A dispatch received by us last night
from Mr. J. W. drear, of the Styrphysboro
Independent, annotiuces that the
Jackson ctnuity Democratic convention,
held yesterday, instructed the delegates to
the state convention to vote for Oberly for
governor. She Iwi followed the lead of
Fratiklia county, which sometime ago In
structed her delegates in the same maimer.
But tew Democratic county conventions
have so far been held in this state, but
the signs are favorable to Mr. Oberly. He
has not made the slightest effort to secure
such instruction, hence it is reasonable to
suppose that his qualifications and
popularity with the people, alone, have
induced these expressions of partiality to
lum. That he is in every respect worthy
of them, and more too, will be questioned
by none who know him,
The committee which hifs the nuuiago
nientoftho Mound City decoration inliund,
has been unable to secure the usual orator
of tho day. Mr.Koswetl Miller, who is chair
man of tho couuiiittee.has made every effort
to engage a prominent man, hut he has been
unable to do so up to the present moment.
However, he may, by the time this reaches
the public, have succeeded m inducing
some one of the numerous natural born
orators of this portion of the country,
to perlorm so patriotic an net.
Col. Dan ' Rica will be in attend
ance, and since he is a man .of abil
ity as a public speaker he may be called
upon to entertain tho vast multitude that
will be assembled there with a few eloquent
end appropriate remarks. On this page
will be found a timc-tablo from which can
be seen whoa and how excursion trains will
le run to and from Mound City on the Vln
Governor Cullom's easy "walk-over" in
the contest for re-nomination was a great
surprise to his competitors; but not to those
who kept an eye on tho drift of public sen
timent. Democrats and Republicans alike
agree that Shelby M. Culloru, as governor
of Illinois, did his duty as ho was enabled
to see his duty; and the majority of the
delegates to tho state convention, recogniz
ing that fact, gave him the endorsement to
which he thought himself entitled, and the
indications are that tho great mass of the
Republican voters of tho state aro abund
antly satisfied even gratified with the re
sult. Democrats, even those who expect
that the Democratic state convention will
name the next governor of Illinois, say that
Cullom was a governor of the people and
not of a party, and that if it should occur
that he is re-elected, all of them expect to
sumuiou philosophy enough to put them
through another four years of Cullom, with
very little cause for rancor, political, or
The enumeration for the next census be
gins on the first day of June, instead of
July 7th, as heretofore announced, und
those who have been appointed enumera
tors will do well to remember the change.
Each business man will be icquired to
give statistics in regard to his business.
The farmers will be also called upon to an
swer a unmber of questions, and should be
prepared before hand, so as not to delay
the enumerators. Farmers will be
questioned upon the following points:
How much you had in
1870 iu acres and bushels
of wheat and potatoes; how many bushels
ot peas and beans; the number of acres
and value of products of orchards, vine
yards and small fruits; number of acres
and tons of hemp and hay; bushels of
clover, flax and grass seed; acres and
pounds of hops and Has; the number of
hives of bees, and the number of pounds of
honey and beeswax, sugar cane; acre, hogs
heads of sugar and gallons of molasses;
sorghum acres, pounds of sugar and gal
lons of molasses. Ot the crop of the
calendar year 1 (), the officer
will want the number of
fleeces aud pounds of wool, pounds of maple
sugar and gallons of molasses. Of the yield
during the twelve months from June 1,
1S70, to May 31, 1S30, he will want pounds
of butter and cheese, gallons of milk sohh
value of animals slaughtered, value of pro
ducts and acres ot market gardens, value of
forest products, value of home manufac
tures. These statistics are important as
showing the growth of the country, aud
ihould be carefully prepared by our farm
ers, with a view of getting theui as near
correct as posssible.
A large audience assembled in the Re
form hall last night and was called to or
der by President Dunning. The picnic
committee reported that the net receipts of
the late picnic given by the club,
amounted to about seventy-five dollars.
Capt. Jas. F. Miller then presented his
resignation as first vice-president of the
club, which, under the rules, was laid over
until the next regular meeting. .The resig
nation being thus, for Ihe tiuuylisposcd of,
President Dunning announced that on
account of the entertainment given
by the Social and Literary society,
last night, aud oa account of the uninviting
weather which prevailed, he had telegraph
ed to Prof. Campbell, of Charleston, to
postpone his lecture until next Friday even
ing. Having mu le this explanation, the
president introduced Rev. S. B.
Suratt, of Paducah, who spoke
very nbly for nearly an hour,
lie said among other things that as the
old Israelites had the giant Goliah to fight,
so every nation has had its own peculiar
giant to fight and kill. America's giant
was alcohol and what should we do with
him? We had tried to starvo him out; had
tried to withdraw from him, but had failed.
As David had killed the giant Goliah, so
we had to kill the giant alcohel and for
that purpose he favored nn amendment to
the constitution of tho United States
which would prohibit the iuiportings
manufacturing mid the sale of all strong
drinks. The reverend gentleman spoke
well ami like a man who had given the
temperance subject the proper thought.
After ho hail concluded Col.
Dan Rice was called upon
and responded in one of his most happy
effortskeeping the audience in the best
of humor and in a continual laughter. For
these facts of general interest we are in
debted to Mr. Geo. S. Fisher.
THE CITY COUNCIL LAST NK.il IT,
CITY MAHSIIAL, I'Ol.K'K OKKIClCltS, HTY
JAILKH, HTHKICT SlTKItVISOU AND ASSIST
ANT CIIILK OK TIIKK1KK DKI'AHTMKNT,
NOMISATKD AND lONKIUMKD TIIK (Oil
I'OItAriON COlNSKL NOT rONKMMKD
OTI1MH Ill.'SINI'.SS OK INTKIlKsT.
The city council met last night nt the
usual hour, with all the aldermen present
except PettU ami Saup.
Alderman Howiey prcsentodtlio report of
thu tiei't committee, upon a petition which
had been referred to It at the last regular
meeting, and which prayod for tho filling of
Thirteenth street to tho west side of Wul
nut street. Tho street committee, iu the
rl'port roeoiniuemli'd that tho prayer ol the
Again to the Front !
B UEGEE BROS '
PALACE CLOTHING HOUSE
SPHI-Sra STYLES, 1680.
Our Stock ot
SPUING CLOTHING- SPRING
AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
For Men, Youths' and Boys' wear, is now Heady for Inspection, Examination and Sale.
We aim to be Surpassed by none, Equalled by few and Envied by all. in our efforts
to Clothe suitably aud Economically, all who will favor us with their patronage.
During the Spring and Summer we propose to offer a line of goods
SECOND TO Nr01TK
In this part of the. country, and we shall at all times endeavor to keep our prices
WITHIX TIIE REACH OF ALL.
Our working expenses are very light iu comparison with our business needs, t!ier
fore SMALL PROFITS and quick returns will pay us better than to hold our goods
for fancy figures.
We respectfully solicit your patronage and
Guarantee Satisfaction in Even Transaction!
13 TJ II G K 11 BROS.,
jSo. 108 Commercial .Avoiiuo ISTo. 108
petitioners be granted. It was moved and
seconded that the reported be adopted und
concurred in. Alderman Patier moved
to amend the motion to the
effect that the city clerk be authorized to
avlverti.se for bid for having the tilling
done. The motion, with the amendment,
A resolution was introduced, by Alder
man Hinkle, requiring the city engineer to
prepare a report by the next meeting of the
council, as to the best means of draining
Eighth street. The resolution was adopted.
The mayor then announced the death of
city jailer, Andrew Cain. It give him pain
to do this he said. Ho had known Mr.
Cain ever since he (the mayor) had been a
resident of the city, and knew that the
city h id never had a more faithful officer.
With him he had delighted to talk about
the city's affairs and had always found him
a genial gentleman and a pleasant compan
ion. He had lived next door to Mr. Cain for
several years, and as a neighbor had thor
oughly learned to know lum and re.-pect
him for his many excellent qualities as a
neighbor, husband, father, citizen and offi
cial. At the close of the mayor's remark-.
Alderman Linegar said that per
haps nobody had known Mr. Cain better
than he had known him and he could
truthfully say he never knew him to be
guilty of a neglect In the dNohargc of his
duty aud had never heard a complaint
against him from Ins associates. Mr. Cain
hail been among the most faithful of the
city's officers and had lost his health in the
discharge of his duty.
The alderman then introduced a resolu
tion to the effect that such work be done at
once on the county roads be ween this city
aud Cache river, a.s will make the road
passable; the work to be don j bv contract,
if the committee wlfich has the matter
in charge thinks best. Mr.
Linegar stated tlir.t at present the
road was in an impa-sable condition, and
that one thousand dollars would put it in
good order, but an cxpeni'!turc of two hun
dred dollars would make it passable. The
resolution was adopted.
Nominations being then in order the
mayor nominated J. C. La Hue for the
office of city marshal, who was by a vote of
four to four, not confirmed. J no. H. Rob
inson was then placed iu nomination for
tho same office, and was confirmed by a
unanimous vote. V. F. Schuckers
was placed in nomination for
police constalde, and was not confirmed.
Jno. P, llogan, who wns next nominated,
was continued, ns was also Warren Winis.
Henry Danker was nominated and was
not confirmed, but John Tyler and P. M.
Lally met a more desirable fate being re
tained on the force by a unanimous vote.
The mayor then nominated J. C. La Hue
for tho office of police constable, uud ho was
unanimously confirmed. Fi r street super
visor Fred. S. Smith was placed in
nomination and was confirmed with
but ono dissenting vote. Fir city jailer,
John Cain was confirmed and as assistant
chief of the lire department, Wm. Mcllaie
was unanimously chosen.
Alderman Pettit then arrived aud took his
For the office of corporation counsel, W.
B. Gilbert was nominated and
was not confirmed Aldermen Linegar,
Patier, Swoboda aud Pettit voting against
the confirmation. The former two gentle
men explained their vote, saying that they
believed tho gentleman nominated to be
the best man for the office, but that they
wrro opposed to going to the expense of
ploying him for the entire year.
In accordance with a resolution, fixing
the number of our police force nt seven
two positions uro still vacant and will be
filled ut the next meeting.
SPKClXlTAsiSS ,M ENTS.
TIIE Sl.'ltiiMK t'OUHT AKKIIIMS TUB I'OWEIl
OK A CITY TO LKVV KI'KflAf, TAXUS I'OH
The Chicago Legal News publishes tho
following synopsis ot a recent decision of
tho supreme court, which will bo of inter
est to property owners generally. The case
was that of John L. White vs. the People i
ex rel., City of Bloomington; appeal fr m
McLean county court, and its effect is thus
1. Constitutional Law Taking private
property for public use The constitution
al limitation that private property shall iejt
be taken for public use without jut com
pensation, to be ascertained by jury when
not made by the state, has reference only to
the exercise of the power of eminent do
main, and not to special taxation of contig
uous property for the building of a side
walk or other public improvement by cities,
towns and villages.
2. Same Special taxation by cities fvr
local improvemojts. The general require
ment in sec. 1, art t, of the present consti
tution, requiring taxation to be by valua
tion, so that every person aad corporation
shall pay ia proportion to his, her or its
property, is modified by section 0 of the
same article, so that the corporate authori
ties of cities, to was and villages may make
local improvements by special taxation of
coiitiuguoiis property o(r otherwise, an 1 do;
not apply iu such case.
u Municipal Corporatioi.s Sidewalks
by special taxation. The constitution of
lf70 has authorized the legislature to vest
the corporate authorities of cities, towns
and villages with power to m ike local im
provements by special assessment, or by
special t ixatior, of contiguous piopvrty or
otherwise, and this justifies au enactment
whereby the owner of a town lot may be
nude chargeable with the entire i pt-iis"
of the construction of a sidew alk in l'mot
of his lot. There is no limitation in re
spect of equality and uniformity ia the
constitution of 170, as in that of i-ts.
4. Same Special tax for sidewalk may
exceed l-.n':its. Whether or cot a s;e':'ul
tax on contiguous property iu that city or
town for a lcal improvement, as asidewVk.
fronting tho same, exceeds the actual benefit
to the lots taxed, is not material. It may
l)e supposed to be bas-id ou a presume i
equivalent, an 1 where, the authorities de
termine the frontage to fje the proper meis
tire of probable benefits, this cannot be dis
puted or displayed.
5. A statute investing the corporate au
thorities of cities, towns and villages with
power to tax contiguous property" for the
expense i f constructing sidewalks, leaving
it to them as they may think just aad equi
table to determine whether the former mo le
by general t i.wLa, or special assessment
shall be pursued, or whether there shall be
special taxation of contiguous property,
either by a levy on the property of the cos?
of making the sidewalk in trout of it, or by
a levy of the tax in proportion to its vahi,
frontage or superficial area, is not unconsti
tutional, but is a valid law .
!. Former Decisions Tho case of the
City of Chicago vs. Lamed. 'J4 III., 202, and
tne City ot Ottawa vs. Spencer. 40 111.. 211,
holding a special assessment for local im
provements on the basis of the frontage of
lots on the streets to be improved, were in
valid, were nude under the peculiar limi
tations of the constitution of 14, which
are omitted in that of 170, and hence these
cases are no longer authority on the sub
ject. LKTTF.R LIST.
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