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HIMtn Bull'llntf. WmMnKtoi
.rrlClAL. PAPBHor CITY AND COUNT V
The Phonograph Witness.
BY V. . M.
(Continued Kroin Laat (Sunday". Dally
As for Holm iirrsolf all her good resolii
lions ttUMit Ix-nrinj,' up, belt))? very brnvc,
ptc., wwe lust K).iii out of the tips ot lur
tlnircre. The imotme with LJwuM hail
completely unnerved her. She had rwulo
resolution wJun first she knew she was
to 1 called as a witness, thnt she would
not h ave the Hand without proclaiming to
nil the people presuit her confidence in
her hivcr's innocence. She had even, fear
injj that hhe illicit le stopped in somo
niiy, writlui u jiersonal note to the juile,
who hud hern tui old friend of her lather's,
nAtnt if hhe would 1 allowed to make u
statement on the witness stiuid as to mat
ter.i which miirlit not be elu itid by tho
lawyers' questions. She had, however,
received a most discourapiDC reply to tho
ctlect that the attorneys in the case wero
pentlemcn who thonmphly understiKsj
their business, and would le extremely
unlikely to h ave any rUtanl testimony
unreveiiled, and that as no other was ad
mlssible, he trusted she would not venture
to make any im'.epemh nt state nit tit ; at such
a time, her own peal Jmlmeut and sense
of propriety wiMild.on retlcdion, convince
her that h( r pmp r coiire lay in i) inir nu
little as pos.-il.li-. On rceivin.' this note
Ilden was nioru ('..!( ruiiie d limn ever to
carry-out her i::ciir?..:j. Hie ti lt sure the
lud -e w as jmjmliee.1 inra!itst Kdwanl like
w nlxxiv t!e. In sia h a ca-e wlmt true
woman "wo.il.! u i! t aU';t the strict
rules of propriety. Y&s he to sit thcra
and hear every witness Unci his or her
testimony to aid in fastening ujwn him
the jruiltof this horrible crime, of which
hhefeUhe wus innocent; and was she to
make one of them, heartlessly lending her
assistance to convict him without any pro.
tests. She could not do it, she had sai l to
herself a hundred times. As she entered
the court room, however, leaning on the
arm of old Mr. Fellows, her heart sank
within her. The enormous crowd, the
judge, the numerous officials and lawyers,
all combined to fiil her mind w ith dread
at the idea of hearing her own voire in
such an assembly, and could she. unaided
and alone, make a statement before them
all, which after all would have no weight
no tnclimnnr and would bv manV be TO.
parded merely as an unmaidenly declara.
lion of her feel in pa towards Leighton.
The first question put to her added to
her embankment, and yet when she had
answered it she bepan to pet new con rare,
for by it she already assumed a position
toward Leiphton in the eyes of these peo
pie that pave her a ripht to defend and
speak for him. The question was: "At
the time of Mr. Tenniel's death, was there
promise of marriape existing between
yourself and the prisoner?"
For a moment Helen's breath almost
forsook her. Had she pot to tell to all
these people that dearest secret which had
broucht a plow to her cheeks w hen she re.
vealed it to her own mother? Tears of
vexation stood in her eyes, and her face
flushed crimson as she answered,
A. Juryman could not hear; would tho
lady speak louder?
That was all that w:is needed to restore
Helen's self-control. "Yes, there wits,"
came from her lips, in clear accents.
"Now long had that promise existed?"
" Nearly two years."
" Nad her father IxTti informed of it, and
if so, when?"
"No had been told of it over a year
A look of surprise came over the district
attorney's lace, hut alter a moment's liesi.
tation he proceeded.
" Did her lather forhlu the engagement?"
'When did ho do so?"
"A few days before his death."
"Nad he previously expressed his an
tipathy to it?"
A few more questions in reference to her
father's intention to havo an interview with
the prisoner, and absolutely forbid his
attentions to her, and finally camo ono
which she had begun almost to hope w ould
not 1 put to her.
" When did you hist see the prisoner,
prior to the decease of Mr. Tenniel ? "
Before answering this question, Helen's
eyes involuntarily 'turned in the direction
of Edward, and for a moment their vr t
met Hers was a look of deprecation, his
a look of confidence, and it helped her to
answer. It did her good, also, to see ih:.t
Mr. Fellows Iwul forced his way to Ed
ward's side, and sat with his arm around
Edward's chair, evidently determined the
poor fellow should feel that he had some
friends who believed in him yet.
Ner voice, however, trembled a little as
"I met Mr. I.ciirhton that same evening,
atiout six o'clock."
"At the corner of Elm and
" Wero you not in Hiirht C tho
"Was there any light in tho building?"
" Was that fact tho occasion of any re
mark between you, and if so, what?"
"Yes; Mr. Jiighton expressed his stir
prise at the bright light, and wondered
who could bo in the building."
" Your father had not yet been iiomo
that evening when yon left?"
" Did it occur to you that ho might bo
In the bank at that time, and did you ex
press your opinion to tho prisoner ? "
" Arc you aware whether the prisoner at
Hi is time had any intention of returning to
he bank that night?"
"Did ho tell you so himself?"
During the putting and answering of tho
last three questions, the deathly silence
pervading the court-room was almost pain
lul. lo every una present, save tho law-
yen ior uiu ueiense, Uiis Interview was
something altogether new, and a sort if
hum of conviction thai succeeded to this
silence after the lint question had been
answered conveyed only Uh clearly to poor
Helen's mind the conviction that her evl
deuce was regarded as the mod conclusive,
yet rendered against the prisoner.
The effect was strengthened when a few
inoro pointed questions elicited tho fact
that Lclghton had during their brief l.
terview expressed himself indignantly as
- regards her father's treatment of him, and
asserted in strong terms his determination
to maintain Iholr engagement in the face
of his disapproval, and had even ventured
to suggest an immediate elopement and
marriage, which sho had refused Lto &m-
. uoiitta .
This most damaging testimony was de
livered with an air of reiuctunco that was
quite Involuntary, for nothing was further
from Helen's mind than the possibility or
prevarication or concealment; but she felt
as if every -word sue uttered was another
huOTortsiaclelaid In the way of her lor.
or. acquittal. Her voice got lower and
lower, but so still was the hui'e crowd in
the court-room that even the hard-hearing
Juryman caught every word.
When the time came tor cross-ex imma
tlon, Helen was so exhausted that she was
compelled to ask a few moments' respite,
which w :is accorded to her with a few kind
reassuring words by the .1 m I go, whose
moist eyes told plainly how sincerely ho
sympathized with her trial. To every law
yer present it was evident that this tesli
mony settled the ca.-e a.-ainl the prisoner,
and even his own lawyers wire not unaf
fected by it. It v u with a sort of sub
dued tone in his voice that ouu of them
proceeded to the cross-examination.
Helen was asked to state whether sho
had ever known the prw'Utr to speak vio.
lently, or even disrespectfully of bet
"No, indeed I never." was the quick re
ply. "She knew he always esteemed her
father most highly."
On tho evening of the murder, did not
the prisoner express his annoyance even
more strongly w hen she statid to him her
opinion that "the person in the bank might
be her father?"
"Uh, yes! He seemed not to wish to
" Did ho not in fct, give you the tm
pression that he would rather meet almost
any one else than your father that even
ing?" " Yes, most certainly."
" Did she know what was tiro prisoner's
desire in going bar'; t the bank?"
" Yes, it was to get so::,e private papers
which he had cmi'tol to take away with
"That will do."
Helen hesitated U-foro leaving the box;
she coul l not bear to L ave it so, with the
feeling that almost every word she had itt
ttrcd was only so tn nch more against Ed
wards case. In her anguish r f mind she
turned a supplicating gl.triee ujxm the
gentleman whose cnvsM&aminatfon of her
had elicited the only words she had been
able to S3y which were not absolutely
damadng to the dcfir.se. The lawyer
cancht her look, he guee I in an instant
what was passing through her mind, and
determined at ail hazards to give her an
opportunity to say sometliin more favora
ble to his 'client's case, if she could, and
throwing aside all the technicalities aneut
legal evidence, he asked :
-Can you recall any word or action on
the part of the prison'. r that could induce
you to Udieve him guiltv of this crime? "
" I object! " exclaimed' the district at
torney. Hie Judge raised in.-1 nana
deprecatinirly toward Helen, but at that
moment she saw nothing but Edward; she
heard nothing but tho promptings of Ik r
own heart, and before anything further
could lie said or done to silence her, she
answered with all the energy she had left,
and in a voice broken with sobs, "Oh. no,
Sir; never, never! I know he is not guil-
I fed it!" and lell tainting lo tne
Edward could stand it no longer. Ho
sprang toward her, only to find himself
seized firmly on cither side by uis ever
vigilant guardians. Ho was a prisoner.
Oh! how bitterly he felt it as he saw Helen
raised from the floor, borne away in the
arms of Richard Courtney. Yes, indeed!
poor fellow; and not only a prisoner, but
in the uiimU of all present save one a
The trial of Edward Leighton was over.
In less than ten hours alter the case had
been given to the jury, they had returned a
verdict of guilty. The judge's charge had
summed up the evidence against the pris
oner so clearly as to make it almost impos
sible for an honest juryman to bring iu any
other verdict than one of guilty, and tho
only point of discussion in the jury-room
haa been as to the degree.
All the evidence for the defense nad con
sisted of testimony as lo the prisoner's pre
vious good character, the principal wit
nesses being Mr. Morton Courtney mid Mr.
Fellows. Mr. Courtney's evidence had
been very favorable to tho prisoner, as much
so as evidence of that nature could lie, but
they had tailed to elicit from him any thing
to substantiate Eeighton's allegation that
his remarks to Richard Courtney, which
had been construed into a threat, refern d
to anticipated financial troubles, the only
point made out of his testimony by the de.
fense being a partial admission that Mr.
Tenniel's private allairs were not in as
satisfactory a condition as had been sup
posed, and that it was possible the prisoner
might have suspected somctning oi mo
From Mr. Courtney's evidence the de
fense also elicited an account of the affray
referred to in a former chapter, which had
occurred some years lieiore, when an at
tempt had been made in open day to rob
tho bank, and in which, according to Mr.
Curtncv's testimony, Leighton had given
proof of singular courage and devotion to
tho interests of his employer. In fact, al
though Mr. Tenniel never liked to admit it,
the robbery had been frustrated almost as
much by tho coolness and bravery of Ed.
ward Leighton as by his own determined
hearing on the occasion, and it was prin
ci pally through Edward's instrumentality
that one of the thieves had ls en capti'reil
and sentenced to a term in the iienit'-iitiiiry
which had but recently expired.
Mr. Fellows, while rendering the highest
tribute to Leighton's good character, had
considerably weakened the general ctlect
of his testimony by his persistent reference
to the missing phonograph and the unim
peachable evidence which it would un
doubtedly supply. The old gentleman had
indeed felt it a bitter disappointment, apart
from his confidence that it would have
cleared Leighton of the terrible charge
brought against him, that an occasion when
the extraordinary value of tho phonograph
as applied bv him could have heen so sig
nally exemplified, should be rendered un
available. 'J he phonograph chanilier w hich
lie had constructed for Tenniel & Courtney
had been the realization of one of his fond
est dreams, and his vexation in the present
case had been grievously aggravated by his
Inability to convince others of tho necessity
of Instituting tho most rigid inquiry with
a view to tho recovery of tho phonograph.
Tho natural scepticism of tho public In
regard to the extraordinary faculties ho
claimed for it had been Intensified by the
widety received impression that Leighton 's
story regarding his ellorts to save it, was
an Ingenious device to mislead public
opinion, and poor Mr. Fellows had been
unable lo enlist any one's interest In tho
matter suiiicientiy to secure nuy action in
reiereneo io u. j lis zeap and entliuslasm
had so earrieil him awny, while giving his
testimony at tho trial, as to become the sill),
ject of omo faeetiousness on tho part of
counsel, and tho phonographic feature ol
the coso hud Wen generally regarded and
treated more us a Joke thun a serious mut-
Tho verdict was a matter of no surprise
V '! y-'t when tho sentenco ot
(leatli had lxtii pumed upon this young
man so lately uu esteemed and trusted ser
yant In one or tho leading business houses
in the city, and a favorite inomhcr nf uunn ir
the best social circles, n general fecliug of
THE DAILY CAIUO BULLETIN;
gloom, not unmingled with sympathy for
the prisoner, succeeded to the universal ex
citement and horror which had pervaded
all classes up to the close of tho trml.
Helen, already reduced almost to sick,
ness by the intense anguish attending tho
giving of her cvidenco in court, hadVen
completely crushed when tho result of the
trial was first broken to her by her mother
and Sir. Fellows. It was not long, how.
ever, before her resolute nature had tri
umphed over her weakness, and she was
now engaged in a determined effort to ol
tain at least a commutation of the death
In this undertaking she had found in
Mr. Courtuey and Mr. Fellows most ener
getic and sympathizing co-workers. Mr.
Courtney's position in business and flnan
cial circles lent much weight to his urgent
solicitations on behal', ol Leighton and his
own, and Mr. Fellows' activity in the good
work saved Helen the painful necessity of
appearing puMie.'y as the champion of her
lover, who was at the same time, as the
world believed, her father's murderer.
Iu fact, her only public act in connection
with the earnestly sought reprieve, was her
appearance, with Mr. Courtuey, before the
governor of tho State, and presenting to
him in person the petition which had been
secured on Lclghton's behalf.
Thi3 document bore the nanic9 of so
many of the best citizens of Eldredge as
well as of others in the State holding
prominent positions, politically and other
wise, that tho governor was not very long
in granting the commutation of Leighton's
sentence, by which imprisonment for life
was substituted for the death penalty, and
he moreover accompanied it with instruc
tions w hich allowed IMen to be herself the
bearer of the news to Edwird.
That she availed herself of this privilege,
our readers need scarcely le told, and even
Mrs. Tenniel made no opposition to her
doing so. In fact, it was a .tlief to her
game nature to Know mat i-ciginon wu
not to suffer the extreme penalty of the law,
even though he were guilty, as hc nrniiy
believed, of the murder of "her husband.
As to Edward himself, touched as he was
by this additional evidence of Helen's de.
votion and constancy in the midst of al!
his trials, it is doubtful whether tiie news
that his life was U le spared, causeJ him
uny gratirication. His consciousness ol
his own innocence, in tho face of so many
adverse circumstances his utter inability
to prove it before the world, or even to
satisfy those who hid been his friends, had
ri'lo'isM his feelings so completely, that
he had learned to look forward to the day
of his execution as a day of relief from his
uttr mi-wry. He felt as if every nnn's
hand w-ro against him; he had convince,
himself" that Helen's luturs lnppia'.Si
would be be-t assured by his early death,
and he really often had' feared, sir.ee the
awful tragedy" with which his had liecn
inextricably "involved, notwithstanding hi3
innocence, that his mind would give "way,
and that a prolongation of his life could
onlv have tho result of making a maniac
oi i.i n. In truth, there had been times
c ni i: the trial, whr-n ho very nearly ap.
proached that condition, so much so as to
alarm the otlkials to whose keeping Le
His sense of honor induced him. ns h!
first act on learning that his life was t be
spared, to impress upon Helen thef.e. t liiat
her engagement to him was as comph !'-iy
severed as it would have !cen by the exe
cution of the sentence. While he had ex
peeted to live only a few short wik
.longer, it had been a source of console ior
to him to regard Helen as his atliaucci.
wife, but now' it was necessary that ski
should fully understand how absolute' v
she was released from all Ler promises ol
To this view, however, Helen would o!
assent Had Edward really been het
father's murderer, she said, r.il her love for
him could cot have induced her to regard
him for a single instant a? her accepted
lowr, but, conscious as she was of his in
iioiveec, she would never regard hciscil'iu
other than his betrothed unless she dis
covered that his feelings towi.rd her l..-d
undergone a change. Lesidcs. she had i.et
given up all hope. This, thrsaving of i.lt
life, was the first step gained, and fr--n:
this moment she propesed to devot.; h-i
whole life, ii nd whatever f r'.unr? sin mi.i;t
have inherited from her father, to a s .-.in h
i-r tiie truth, which would restore him.
flee from the stain of crime, to so( ietv :i-' l
II .71.111, ... V . ..... , . -
Even if tho phonograph should
niscovereo, ani sne sun na i
I. 1 1 t. .Mt 1.1
holies of ll
it. the old adaire, "murder will
out," would surely come true, and by sonic
means or other Edward would be vindi
cated soo:i( ror later, and if tho worst came
to the worst, and no trace of the real crimi
nal could be found, years of patient meri.
torious conduct on his part would some
.lay earn a pardon, and then he would find
lie'r ready to receive him as the innocent
man he was.
In this, however, tho generous-hearted
girl had gone further than 'Edward's proud
spirit could brook, and he then and there
exacted from her a promise that sho never,
directly or indirectly, would endeavor to
procure his pardon. If Providence should
restore him to her us an innocent man, a
lifetime of faithful devoted love on his
part would be an inadequate reward for the
sublime devotion she had manifested to
hiin through all his trials, but he never
should consent to her union with a par
doned criminal, for such of course would
he his status before the world.
Helen's fidelity to her unfortunate lover
caused no surprise to at least two persona.
One of these was Mrs. Tenniel, lo whom,
even as a child, Helen's nojilo character
and extraordinary determination had fre
quently been manifested.
The other was Richard Courtney. He,
poor fellow, had been a close observer, al
though unseen, to Helen's conduct in tho
witness box, and had become inoro con
vini eil than ever that her heart was en
lirely given to Leighton, and he had then
and there resolved that no word of love for
tier should ever pass uis lips again.
Indeed, when Helen,' of her own accord,
announced to his father and himself the
determination which sho had already ex-
pressed to huwaril, to devote her whole lilo
nnd fortune to the detection of the real cub
prit, ho mentally resolved that so far as it
lay in his power ha would uid her in tho
prosecution of her search. His admira
tion for her seemed to Inercxse at every
new step In the course of this terrible
business, lie almost shared Helen's sur
prise when Mr. Merlon Courtney endcav
ored to dissuade her from such a course.
"My dear child," ho said, "you well
know that no one has been a more sincere
believer In Edward Leighton's innocence
of this crime than myself. Rut we havo
done all wo can do for him, and It is not
right that you should blight your young
life by devoting It to a hopeless under
taking. As to tliat phonograph matter, I
very much fear our good friend, Mr. Fel.
lows, isliko all enthusiasts, too sanguine
Ry this timo tho real criminals have un
doubtedly destroyed it, for I very much
fear that the phonograph Itself, If indeed it
escaped destruction iu tho fire, must havo
fallen into their hands. Buch a curious
relic, referred lo as it was both in tho
newspapers and at tho trial, would cer
tainly have been produced if found, unless
thero had been somo Inducement to ittp
press It. My own impression," he added,
" Is that Lclghton did not succeed in got
ting it entirely out of tho building, and of
course, if such is tho case, even it the re.
SUNDAY MORNINU, MARCH 20, 1831.
malm of the apparatus should. bo dis
covered, all traces of tho record would have
His words availed but little, however,
Something sho could not account for, kept
Helen constantly buoyed up with the hopo
of some day obtaining evidenco of tho
truth regarding her father's death, and to
lirr mind the truth was synonymous with
proof of Edward's iiinoc.oneo, Hne greeted
It as a gixnl omen when Mr. Fellows and
Richard Courtney lioth voluntarily prof,
fercd their assistance in carrying out her
determination. Indeed, Richard's heart
throbbed loudly at the look of grateful
affection with which sho extended her
irnnd to him in token that she accepted his
After all Richard was human, and while
his honorable nature could be depended
upon to do his best to ferret out tho truth,
whatever that truth might prove to be, yet
it must bo admitted, the reflection had
found a place in his mind, that if the truth
ihouU prove Edward guilty, instead of in
nocent, he would ceaso from that moment
to hold a place in Helen's heart, and then
the time would come wheu he might freely
crci3 his own claims.
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An errtlnsnre in nnend Section i). of Chapter V of
the IIi-v.im'I ( 1 rt! l ii n rie. M .
lie il oMiiiiieil liv tho city council of the city of
Miction 1 . 1 hat section !. ol cluinler of oi
ItcvliM'd Onliiiam -t-s, he amciulrd m a M real if
l.nlnuH. viz :
SEiTloX !!! So lonii f the ( tiTo City l.ilit
l'riniiiiny -hull hu r.'qtiireu. us tit iiroent. to ke.'p
n renmr the mi or lump pn-in oi n.e city, inu
mid rointmiv "hull tic eiitttieil I i am! chilli P crlv
an ii roniii' iisB ion there or l ie minium wtn
iiml riillcctc 1 under tie) previoun nit-i ton of tlnn
( hunter f'-r dumaec ''one to toii'l fn postn or
U'ii'i". inn! hcticvcr the at'i'M of nM company
hall tiio'liicc the ceriiliciite ol a ponce magistral
of ire' cliy of Ciero, HtaMiiL'tlicamoiiiit u collci tcil
urd tintd over hv filch ina'iftrai'i to the City
Tr'a-iiicr. tnil'tlier with 'he name ufeach itulivnl
mil fi i iin om lie' siiiiic or m.v pari thereof vwm
coll'M ti d. ihi- ( ' j t v 'rreaaurer nhall In; HUlhnr:.'-il to
i.iiv the mine to tie- .ml uL'etit. ami chiill iinik'' a
r,.n.rt thereof In LI lln.lillih' itti'lilullt to H:
i l'r ceiincil: provtitcil. that p' rcoiic icliii' to do
no are leiihurii" il t'i iT' 1 1 lump p"i-i at the cl
of I lie Hj,i.. :nl; on IlliV of 1 h' f T' l l- or BVclillcc of
the ciiv at their ow n cxpet.cc, unil the c.lty will
fnrnli-h ltb" at itc expi'iiMi f.r the came during lt
tieiinrc : urovulcil. f a.il poic arc uot erected at
chorter inli TV c than '."I tc-ct. anil erected imrt
I he dlrectiun of he ctrei I conmiiltee ; irvlil"il
further that the city council tnav, hv resolution,
author .e the er ion ol pe-t ut ench oile r pointa
a thev tiiavlei in Inc''--nrv.
Ap.roi il Mar. Ii IMIi. A.' I). 1 si.
N. II '1 Ills! I.KW )U0, Mayor
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An ordinance ptovldiAir for the recoticirnciioti
the ci'h-.vn'k on the weterlv aide of W iirhiii.'tnn
a venue, h' iween 'I weutyilict uml Xwentv -eighth
lie it oruaiie d l.y tlio cily council oflhccllvof
Skitios I. 'I lia', the cl(laalk on the westerly
clile of W alilir'loti avenue from Hie north rlv cm
ol the i :o- walk on iMi-t -Ireel to the aoiitherl) end
ol the croc" walk on -jSih h'reet he recn-trtnied ol
wood In aci onliiiicc w ith the reoiiiienn me of the
cxtciltitf ordiiiancec of ihe city pMvidiie.' for lb
conctri i tinH ami reconmruchoii of ciilcw ilk .
(EC'Tiom That a wo ii'en nideuulk he conclrucl
ed mi III- coiilli cide of Twrniti' 'Ii clrcet from
Wachlii nn iiM'tme. lo connect with the cldewalk
front ln. J It liei'd'c properly i Iku that wo d''ii
clileWhlk he coiiciructed ou iiorh aide of '1 wenly
ccoiiil ctreel rrom W Illllllt ctreel to teiliir atreei
HiiitioS II Th" I'iimI improveinenl hiiruin pro
vldud lor. chall he tn ide hv ciieclul cecciiniiti
and In ui'coplai "e with lliiiprovicloiia ol Mcli(iiiH
l to il. 1'icliicive. ot Art. Ii, ot III'' bit 01 um wen
eral Acceinlilv of the hliiie ol l.linoic, iipiirovec
April l "li. and eelilled "An act lo provide
for the Incorporation ol fill "c and villui;ec. am
the c nt and rxpciiaec of the conctrui Hon and r
cnuHlriictioii of caid siilewnlkc eliall lie puiil out
of th fund" urirlnir from caid cpecinl iiHecinelit
Ski-I'Ion 1. Th owner of any lot fronlliit' ok Hie
cldewalk, proviclon lor the liiilldint; of which
Hindu hv tluc ordinance. hall he nllowed thirty
(lava after the tline at Viluclithla orillliillice lukec
eilect Iu which lo hiiild thai portion ol caid cldu
walk iipo!l" hie lot, at (I llierehy relieve the Hiiine
from a-ci'Hciueiil ; provided tlm work chall conioriii
In all reel let" Hie re'iillritnentH of IIiIh ordl
nance, and he done to Hie cullclacliuu ami apprwv
ii of the I .in in II Ice on Mreetc,
SkctioN fi I poll the expiration of the caid thirty
rlavc.thu flty clerk chall pulillch notice for leii
ilayc, 111 the nesvcpiiper pilhllehllie the ordlnancea
ol the rlly. m l I us.' forili I lint, coaled Idda for lurn
iclilne the inaterlnl or dolliK 'he work, or lioth, for
the coiiclriiclloii and refonctruclioii of tlm caid
cldewalka (It. i led to the city rniilifll. will he re
ceived al hlcnniie. up to Hie llliio of llin tneetlnR
of the cily f in lit-1 1 I'm the opeiilnit uf caid bide,
which nic'ctlnu cinill not hu eiinler than twolvn
dava. ti'T later Hi n cluhtccn dayc from Die dale of
aald tiollce. wlucli in illce chall Htutii tho tlmu of
can' tneciliii; and d crlhi! the work to ho iIohu, liy
referrlnv to thlcordlminr.u, iflvliiK Its tiitinher and
dutu of approval, ami thai caid ordlnillicn Is (iib
jert to exiimliialloii at any lime at til olllci). riald
hldaahall hii npeiicd hy Iheclerk in thetircai nruof
the council, and the contract for dolnir, tfiowork. or
furnlchliiR Ilie material, or hoth, for e.ouHiructlricr.
and rec.)ui'lriicllni.'aiild cldewalka shall h award
ed to the Inwcci re-ponalhle bidder, who chall cnf.
flcleiitlyi.'iiaranlee lo Ihc entlelaellor. of the cily
r.nuiicll Hiu riiriiichltnt of caid material, or the per-
formiiui f caid work, or huih, under Ihu iupor-
vlclon of llin uimiiitlleu on alreeta, wllhlu cuch
time uc lunv he llxed bv contrurt, If raid cily coun
cil shall dee in It expedient to do cn. If caid hide
inmol eiitlracory lo the city council, I hey may
reject any or all of Ihem, and m n y then or thereaf
ter aulhurl,.' culd cldewalk lo lie conctrlicted by
Hch auetitc acihev mavlhlnU lirnper,
Approvud March Hull Ihx.
N. II. THISTMCWOOD, Mayor.
Atikct: D.J. l'OLBV, City tlorlt.
Atlieiieiini Luildintr Commercial Av.
iTe only th very llect Imported Mock and cm-
ploys tlm moci cum pet ut workmen.
gT. LOUIS, I. M. & SO. UY.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TlUINa LBAVB CAIUO,
ArkancHc andTexac Eipreea M.11:45t.m. Dally
AUIIIVI AT CAIUO.
Exprecc StMs.m. Dally
AccoiiiiiiodnHnti 8;:So p.ni. Dally
Ticket ulllcc. No. 55 Ohio Leroc.
II. II. M1LBUKN, Acnt.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL Ii. R.
Shortest mid Quickest Route'
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv .Line Uunniri
Ma kino Dikkct Connection
TllAtS I.KAVB I'Mlur.
.1.1 fi.i iii. Miii!,
Arrivine In St. Louie 15 am; Chicago. p.m. ;
t'uiiiie. iiiiir at u.i, n unr. t.:l;i.k'hnu for Clncin
nu'i. Louh-vid", Indiuu iio!ic and p. .Inn Karl
1 1 : 1 ) ii.iji. (St. I .oiiin unci Vtft,-rn
Vrrlvinu' id St. Umic T p. m., and eoiineciinu
lor a. I pointa e-l,
-4::j p.in. l'';it Kxprt-tui.
h rSt 1... i, if ate! t'lilcjijo. arrlvinu at St. Loula
in: to i :n.. and i'Iiii a-o 7:i i a m
-4 :'-J') ji in. (.'inciiiiiiiti Ki ju-c-mh.
trivinj ;it I "tn .iiiiiutl T:'l a m.; I.oircvlllc 7:'J'
n m.: Iinliai'aiio.lc HU a.m. raoiTZTC ny
tire iriin r-" ri the almve jiolntc 1 to ',t
JluL li"v in advance ol any other route.
frTh" I:' l. m. cinr'-co haa I't'LI-MAN
-! Krll'l' l AK ( aim to OuclnnaM, wltbont
i h itiuec and throii'ih cleevcrc to . l.oula and
Fast Timo Kast.
.'.'(! I iriil'C F "" - B" nil-'";" i" -i--.
II ,'-1 em tiointi' witnoul Any delay
1 - . I I . 11... , I. . .h ,.k t !.'.
ca iced hy Sundav tnteoenliiL'. The Saturdav.after
noon tram tn.ei i mm srnvec m new i or .nonqay
m.irniuu' 1'eVi Tliiny clx bourc In advance ol
unr other phio .
iff-t'or throat'h tirkelc and further information
a.iJT at llllii.iir i eiiiral lU.lma.l Il'-i'it. I airo.
jAb. JijIINXiN. J. II. JONKtt,
liell. So'iIh'TU A sent. '1'lcXet Alfellt.
A. II HANSON, lieu. I'aca. Ai'elit. Chicago
A ("I'l.1 XTS T" SK,-L ,hl' lht V'"t Vm1"
WAN l'l'.Ii hie Single Volume ever pntiliacl
A W'oHI.Il of KmiV.1 Mii.K. Col'ectrd lOL" thlT In
ire Volume, riititaiiilni: ovi;r fi.'lm Kkkkiiumt-c lo
the in f t imiiiiiiiiiit iinitierc of inti rect In the world
The moct iiiicrci-tiiii! und nc ful iook ever com
Idled, loveriiu aiiiioct the e nure llel I of Learninc
A lartie fi.iiKl-'iri.e o lavo volunie, M.i paec. trti'
filM.'iy lllii-iral. d.- 1'rl e. l.Vi. J net liulillched
end now in il- n venti eiitti edition. Iiik only
iiiciK orn-nisn r-ure ciicct c to every Atfcnt
whotak. c it So d only hv ciilinniilion.
Th'.ce w i-lilcj; to li.'come Aj'-iitH. addreca for
I)i "criiitlve ('iri'iilnrc nnd ertra ti-rnic.
(. W. CAUI.KTDN d; I O, rulilieherc, N.Y.CIty
(iKAY'S M'K IKH: MKMCI.NK,
TRADE MWK.Th.(;reatEliKllclillALE HARK
lieniedy, an un
laillnu niro fur
sper ni a t orrhoea,
lmioteiicy. and all
liinttO'C that fol
low aa a couce
(iieiino of cell
xwiuio Aanugmetnory, univejcai
the hack. dlin-if,. fTV:
lii.Mcofvicii.il, pretnaiurc old a.oluo'
mi l iiianyoHicrdiccin.ee tliat lead lo Incanlty or
toiicunipiiou and a iircumlure firuve.
l ull particular' in our pamphlet, which we do
cii'i to ceiid free hy mail to every one. Thecpe
1 1 1, r tnedjcl lie Ic cold 1 v all dnifu'lclc at (1 per
)a kai;e, cix for $5. or will hu em tree hy mail on
receipt nf ihtt tnonny hy addnccltit 1 11E OKA V
MUDICINK CO., No. 8 Mechaniccc block, Detroit
Mich. Hold In Cairo h liurciny Broa., I'aul O
Hchuh and Unci. K. O'llara.
SAEI.KD I HOPOSALS.
OTICETOt (iN'l KA;10l!S.
Citv Ci.riik'h Orcic if. I
"AIIIO. II I.
, March I'M 1WI- l
Siniti.it tiroiiiiciJu will lie received at
llir-.cli'd to ihe i.'.tv l iiiincll of thu city of Culm,
un nl 5 o'clock p. in. ot Tuecday. March 2!ith, 1HH1,
f.il fiiriiicnlnn the m ter al and dolnir tlm work,
or dolni! Hie work.iicceccary for ihu cnnctriictlon
and reconctructlon of tho follcmlnK cidewulka:
I'd he rone ructed of hrlck, viz: on tiie north -Irie
of Sixth clreet from Coiiirnercliil to Wachlniiton
ii vi nue-j cm hoHi c'dea of .Seventh atreet from
( om iiht' IiiI lo W achliiit'onaveniiea: on Iheeaater.
lv clileof Waclilni!t'.ii aviiiie from Kluhth atrcet
tnconnect with htlck cldewalk In front nf lot 2d,
In li'iiu k il, citv; on wect aide or achlnut'in av
enue hi'tween'blxili and hevetilh ctreeli, and on
went aide of Conit' etclal uvemut In f tint ol Iota H,
T and H, In block 'Jii, cliv. To bet con trticted of
wood: nn th -eacterly c'ldci of I'oplar r rue t from
Tenth to Twelfth ctreel; on the northerly aide or
Koiirteenili atreet between Walnut and Cedar
ctreelc, ami on eacterly cldu of Cedar atreet be
tweeii I'diirlcMiilh anil Klfmcinlh ctreotB, and on
linrlherlv cide of Twenlv-cevcnlh atreet between
Coiiiincr'cliil avenue and I'oplar atreet . To JJ JJJ"
ccmciriicted of wood. yln. On wect alii" or wacn
Ini-loii nveniiu belwucii Twelf'h and Tlilrteonto
ctreelc; on couth cldu of Twentieth atreet n1"",
I'oplar ctreet and t'omni'Tclul avenue; on
clilcion C tnmcrclnl nveiiiio between W!nntv
and Twentieth clreelci on aonth aldo ',,. n,i
elthlh atreet between Commercial v' uo "ne
Poplar .tret ; on wcat aldo of (V,mlJ,",l eighth
between Twcnly-ceveiith ati'l ' " .rmif bo
alreela: on north cldu of Klirliijn on
tweeii I'oti'ur atreet and rummer , .,. . n
wecterlyalile of Levee ctruft J'0"' ,5 nctrncted of
Inclticive. In block 11, city. To mmnrctal avo
clnderc, vln: on the wect aide; ,Vh,..cn1h atreuta,
lino between Seventnentll n-i - trocti between
ancioninu ciuiin aiciu ."'.. street. A a pro.
WachlnL'loil iiventto nnd Waini'- , w.,i,,.r.
vided for by ordinances Nfl ,Yhla olllrn and aublect
liih.iKHl, which ln" J Th rlithl to reject
to ennui i ii ni m ni in hit ',!, the citv.
liny and all bids reaervod "J yynty, City OUrk
WANTED JlauufacturtDK coiicrrn want
buaitiaca man In Cairo, and Incvi-rr city mot al
ready takm. I A lew hundred dollar ptHeaaary to
pay for good on deltvtry anor order, have lieen
aticured lor lh aanie. l'l per mouth pro tit
iriiarautced, 'J'lio tn""t cearchinf; trivectluation
aollclti'd. A. S. A1IM1LD 4 CO, ryrncr firm
Htruetand Uroadway, Hrooklyn, N, y.'
THE MILD POWEE
HumphreyB' Homeopathio Specifics
Proved from ample Mperleneo an entire
cucocaa. Ulmple, I'rumvt. Ultlelenl. and
Ili-llahle, I ley are lhi only iiudlcluea
ailiiited to popular lice.
iiiiti.biiiii.ii. hum fi'BK. pairs.
1. Prvnr. I'onireKtlon. liiflammalhilia, .2 9
2. Uunn., Worm Kever Worm (olle, as
8. Crying i ulle, or Teetlilnc-nr Inranla,
. IMarrliea uf Chllilnsli or Adullc, -.A
5. Ilyaenlery, Cirlplnir, Ulllmnt ( olle,
d. Ciinlera Merlin.. oniltlnK,
7. Ciiuiflu, Cold, lironelilllii,
H, lieurnlcila. Tootliaclie, liteeachc', .'
. Ileadorlie., Hck Heodw liec, ertlKO,
10. llVHIleD.lH. Illlliiii. Isli.nifii.h. . - .'Jf
II. c.iiii,ire.rd or I'.liiful l-crliula, Jh
Vi lille., too profiiM I'erl.iln. .
11 Crociji, CoiikIi. MDIeult rtreallilnn, .JS
14. Hall Ithencn, Krycliielu, Kriipiloua,
ID llhruiiiallaiii, llliviinmilo lulu.,
Id. I eieraud Aaiie, c lilll. lever, Aauci. ri
17. Tile.. Hllnil or lileedlinc, - - .So
IU. Catarrh, acuui or ehrnulei Inllui-nzu, an
Xk Miooilti iiunb. v li.i. jit (.Jonah, .hi
JI. (.enernl lli hilily , 1'liy. tVeoklii'M, .Hi
-T. Klillirv lllaea.e, ,i
Ji. er.uu. helillUv. HlxTmalorrhea, l.in
l. I rinarv rakuru.netiliiirtlie Ikil.'o
,i lll.i ne uf Hie Heart. l'alillttlloii, l.n,
KnrKiili' liydniKKUta.oriu'nl liy the Ca,
oriliiKle V lul, t "f cliarKe, do rcelin or
Iirl.-o. hi nd fur Dr. Ililiiiilirr' ll.xik nn
licea.e, Vc,, 'I II i.aK'ai, alto lllu.lralrd
Adilr.'i., II inn pit ri" v. !lmiieiimlble
Sled. Co.. 1UU t uilou (it.. Aew lork.
It. S. SUsteo's EsterealPiloReaody
Civci I mtant relief andia an ltif allitile
CURE FOR ALL KINDS OF PILES.
Fold h ylrnviri't err ry where, Htii-e.!! "'Ip'rb'it
rjrin ynniil. hamplcf lent Jr.r t l'tiynlclam
tnd llcnff.T. ra.by IVN-mctaemer o. Hex
ew l'jtkcuy. boloiuiuuiwiu(i.rtol"lnUcu.'"
rarfWHi pui ... I'roDoau. ! I he not t y lh hah-
l meil-f",! mlllioritic. in lln-W'.ll l (f.le:i lliflt
awirtu l Wiiii'. Kiikiii..ii.. mil a l'r.
BoUcrUiaoiuu. W. H CCKUrrCLU C H T
Innne Y tntm Sti'ortcfl
UlllUC Lc DTnnrn
'or uJJ Ilmi A Mmva Liun. orfyiurt
rurt f:rr yU. Vinlsun and err JiWknL
1x141 win I if Uiwii a. dirrr'cd. iVo ftU tu'ur
firiUiay itu. Tread m and ft trial bmtlMrr t
l;tiaonitt,ltiev ii"iii!H)n-.'r. N-nd name
P.O. at. 1 tnt- l-!'oi o lit. K I.I ST k. if
ArcliSk. IliuaUi'. pc,U,i'a. Utvn txipal druj uu.
A POSITIVK CCB8
flinont medtdnea. ALLAN'S B0LTJT1LK MKDt.
(ATRH HOl jl&a. i'atnted Oclolr 16, pT.i
No. 1 wlllenra any eauernf.m' dart, orli-c
No. 1 will cire the m.iM UMlliiaLe n.j mailer
f how long UadiD(.
Noaanceout 4.ea of enheba, enpalla or nil of
fcnil ilood. Uiai are cenin to pmdoce dyteia
y deiurt.Tlna' (..la cmUiw of the i "n.i. b. ha
ayrloie.oramnfiirei.1 lujetUoij w pr.iuc otbtr
J'nce j SOLD BT ALL DULGQUT3. ot
Bulled- r'-celpt of price,
for f her partno'an aend for circular,
V. o. ll .xlito. J C. ALLAN 1 11, & j-il.a HUeat,
H .oiler luUO reward fur any car i Uity alii not
Vulck, taf. and aur cur.
1 irldy II at w-n.l m Innt
ail.lri- lll nc-lvt cm iub
Uitn Ve lw M ill, that
may prove the pU'Iiplnir-tone to a life of ucce.
It Ii ecpeelally a-lipted lo ttioae who liav r'-acli' 1
the font ol tne bill. Ad.itvaa M. UL'NIj, 14
Urtcuwich Street, New iork.
PAD ulii H"TTVrtf-!nr"
J i. .ntl.eei.tfrrT.trnr.iTl(f t
rtP'iiMnt.'f.') T'tnit.. rnr. i a
lAr Ur UtU faVS I
9 M, IM ftuU'Jf M
mi m:i mum puis biketjiii,
111 ai.4 v4.ll .Hr...
till fc. ijwalj. il u..l4Mlif
M'l ll..irnrki;ll. lllmll'ih
ilk r H' l HiS Co, tb. tw,
B.1 tnr fVUlGfil..
itiA.Hhntciou. KMolTn.aut a.,d. (uraumlaauua
llreerh-!ad!mt Shot Onn. lMo f VA Double Phot
tinna, fJiioti;. nniKi'1 uu. t -
rK. lvolTcra. II t hcn l for f rec .il ln-tratea
Vteifc OC'-N V.OIIKU,
Law Aicf, UtH'-tjt Nw Yurlu
RE TOO SICK OR All WVAUD? '
Vn ill ll.r mMni Ull mi l Ux " "ci i u
MYSTKR1 " and U Suu An, Vt, ll.lclil,
WrffhlMid Pjoplom.. A4li. la J. II MUSEI.EV,
110 Vt'Ml ISUl 6lrl. titm York.
MtllTaCHI H0 WHtSItEBS.
w' i el 1 . r t (,.- a.l w.ii K,ill
. I 1 il k M
To Nervoim HuiVercrn-'riit' limit rtiropeHii fli'i"
ftlv-llr. J. H. SiliipiioiriiSjiec'itle lliillc'lim.
llr. J - B. Siinpcoii a Sneclllc .Medicine la a poai
tlvcnre for SMTinattirrhea. Imtiolency, V cakneca
and all diceacea recnllinit from bulf-Abuce. aa Ner
vcmaDehilltv, Irrllahlllly.Meiilul Atnlely.l.anKiior,
Lacaltllde, Dclireccion olPpinieanu nun ii'inni uu
ranircnienlc cd the Nervouc Syalem ireiierally I'alni
in Hack or Side, I.occ of Memory. I'ri iiiiitnre ol,.
Aue and diceacea
thiil I. ad to Con
ty and un early
irrave, or both.
Nn matter how
cyatetn may be
rrom eiceacea of
kllill. m client
rniire of Hilaiiieillcliie will recturu the loci tunc
ill ia and procure health and happliitcc, where he
foruwaa "fecpoudencv and ulooin Tlm Hpoc.lilc
c,"g'tnphletc cent frne to all . Write for them and
iret full partlctilura,
Prlcii, Hpeciflc. Jl.dOper packaire.or (x paclt
cifea tor .vki. Will ho aenl by mall on receipt of
money. Addn-aa nil orderc, r.
' .1. 11. HIMI'SON'H MEDICJNK CO.,
Noc. tin end lutl Main St.. Htiirnlo. N. Y.
Vonrcclvec by niukiiiit mon
ey when a iroldcn chmice l
ottered, thereby alwnya
keepliiK noverly "from yonr
door. Thocu who alwaya
' take advantage of tho Rood
chBncea for maklnir money that are oll'ered, uenerul
)y become wealthy, while thnce who do not Im
prove cuch chani'va remalii In poverty. Wo want
many men. women, lioya ami girla to do work for na
rlxht In their own loculltlcyi, Tho biiaineca will
Rny moro than ten titnea ordluarv wairea. Wo
trnlch an rxpenannalve ontllt anil all that yon
needfroe. No one who etirai,'ea falla tn make
money rapidly. You can duvutu yonr wholu lime
to tho work, or only your aparn momenta, i Kuil
Information and all that la needed cent free Ad
drna 8TINH0N ft CO., Portland. Value,
i ...icU .. it v. an1