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THE OAIKO DAILY BULLETIN, SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 1873.
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koai) convention at
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SPBKCHESLRY COL. HILHERT OK
(JKODGIA. HON. C. ROWLAND OF
ST. LOUIS, -MAJOR SVKES OK
JJEMHIIS, AND COLS. HOL
HAN AND WOOD OP PAY
AND GEN. ATKINS Or
Tha convention assembled at the court
house, tt 1 p.m., and was called to order
by Han. I). A. Xoale, chairman of the ex
ecutive cstnmlf.ee of the Cairo and Tcnu
essoe River railroad, who made a motion
thai the convention be organized br call
ing uon. Cbarlca M. Rowland, of St."
l.ouis, to the chair, hlci. motion was
c ol.. uow'laj;;'.
On taking tlio chair, oi.plair.eJ the object
of tho convention in n short but clear and
appropriate peech, concluding by saying
that he was gratified to sec so man v of the
friends of tha narrow-gauge svstoiii in at
tendance, and that the proposed project
of building a narrow-gunge road from St.
Louis, via Cairo, MnyUeld nnd Paris,
southeast, to the coast, when accom
plished, would bo one of thu grandest
achievements of tho nineteenth centurv.
motion, Cap'.. S. A. Champion, ot
1 aru, Teuuasee, lUohcii secretary
nnd Copt. J. I). Yi'ilds. of Hlandvilli..
Kentucky, AV.AV. Thornton, of Cairo, 11-
iinoif, aim ouuge ii. j. Jjoaumont, odltor
of the May Held 'Democrat, wero chosen
voutlon, which ho dtd,iu his usual ford bio
and convincing tyle, making an etl'cctlvo
and practical nrguniciit In favor of tho
construction of tho Cairo nnd Ttnncsseo
River railroad, showing to tho pcoplo of
Mayllold nnd Graves county that said
road was by no means bound to como
through their county, but that other
town und communities wore bidding liber
ally for this road; nnd concluding by tol
ling thorn that it waj not speech-making,
but dollars and cunts that built railroads,
and that if they wantod this road they
must build It. That It was In their power,
not only to holp, but to build this roaJ.
tot. k. nvtiitnT,
of Atlanta, (in., von thon called to tho
stand, and, aftor being introduced to the
convention, ho proceodod to deliver the
finest argument in favor of the narrow
gaugo railroad system, over made iu
America. Ho showed thu subject in all Us
bearings on individuals, communities, and
nations. Hut, at his speech is to bo pub
lished, no more need be said of it here.
After Col. HulL'irt's speech, Col. J.
Goodlow Wood of Fayetloville, Tennes
see, offered the following ro.-olutioti.
Kuaulved, That tho president and di
rectors of tho Duck River Valley Narrow-Gauge
railroad be requested to co-operate
with this company in the building
of the railroad from Cairo U Huntsville.
Alabama, via Johnsonville, Tennessee.
Maj. W. J. Sykes, of Memphis, Tennes
see, then mr.de'a motion, the chairman of
the convention to appoint lucouimlttee to
vUit the cities of Cairo and St. Louis to
interest tbe citiucs ot those cities in the
enterprise under consideration by this con
vention, wnereupon urn presiaen; r.nmou
as committee the following gentle
.Ial. W. J. Sye. of Shelby county,
Tenaese Oen J. I). O. Atkins of Henry
county, Tennessee; Col. J. G. ood, of
Lincoln count v. Tennessee: Hon. II. A.
Neole, of Graves county, Kentucky; Capt.
John O. Wilds, of Hallard county. Ken
tucky and Gov. John C. Brown, of Giles
Gen, Atkins then offered the following
Resolved, That the thanks of this con
vention aro due, and herobv tendered, to
Col. K. Uurlburt, -Maj. W. J. Syke.', and
Cols. J. G.Wood nnd Jas. llolman, for
heir speeches to this convention.
JIaj. W. J. Svkes then moved tnat Col.
Uurlburt be requested to furnish a copy of
his speech for publication, which request
was unanimously voted by tne conven
Tho folloflrint: resolutions were then
oflered bv Dr. John L. Dismukes of Jlay-
fleld, Kenlucky :
Resolved. Tliat tho proceedings of this
meeting be published in thu Cairo and St.
L.ouU lepers, the Jiayueia 'usraocrat,
1'aris 'Intelllsencer,' and all other papers
frlendlv to tho enterprise.
t hat the thanks of this meeting be.
and aro hertiby tondered to the president
and secretaries of this meeting, for the
competent and prompt aischarge of their
duties as fuchotiicer;.
The following committees wero appoint
ed for Henry and Ronton counties, to get
up an interest in tbe onterpriio, caiiinveb
inc, Av. :
Dr. T. J. Irvin, James T. Williams
t llKIOIIT c.u:.
liox cars. UaUge. (iatlge.
HH In. a rect.
Length over all .SOft -I It
width mi ;n:ini
Height ol car.... 11 ft 7 II -Mil
Hot. Mllabou rail, lilt din 'JltMn
Top of rjll to top
of car to It
Diameter wliocl-.. lit '.'Uln
rail iJOlii "J5ln
Weight ciiipty.. . . 10 tun o tons
Capacity 10 ton lu ton
Height or Mil ...SItt'.lii JIl'.Mn
WclKhtofcar. . t ton 41 ton
Capacity 10 tons 10 tun
Thoabovo llgures 011 wolght .nd capac
ity of narrow-gaugo lrelght cars mav ap
pear lomowhat surprising, but their" cor
rectness has bcon proven by actual use on
tho Cairo and St. Louis road, Tho Ics
weight and strongth of parts required In
tho narrow-gaugo freight car, to autt.un u
givon load, is attributable to three facts
a diminished overhang at tho sides, lets
area ovor which tho load Is distributed
and tho greater proportion of it carrioil
within the bearing points. Of course this
would cot apply in the caso of bulky
freight, whero tho foil load cannot bo
placed on tho three-foot car, kit in tho
shipment cT coal, iron ore, corn, etc all
this advantage is available in favor of tho
So it is found that the paengcr coaches
011 the three feet gauge aru eight fct
shorter, two feet nino inches narrow c:
one foot two inches lower from sill to top,
and stands one foot one inch nearer tho
rail than tho wide gauge coach, and from
mo rail tome top ot the car tho narrow
coa:h i threo feet lower than th wida
cauge coach. Thus it is shown thkt 10 ir
as stability cf equilibrium is concerned
the narrow-guage car is really tho safer.
Another advantage which tho narrow
gaugo road has over tho wlde-gaugo is,
that they do not carry so much dead
weight. It is admitted th.t every ton of
weight drawn over a railway ibovo the
minimum absolutely necessary for trans
portation of tho paying load, results In
this disadvantage :
1. ino waste cr steam power.
L'. .Injury to both track and rolling
stock.by the increased forco of the ham
merinc blows oibrted bv trucks and
driving wheels. The standard gaugo pas
senger coach empty, hammers tho rail
with a forco ot -4,500 pounds on each
Trheel, whllo tho narrow-gauge . wheel
strikes with a force of less than 2,000
pounus. -mis evil suov.-s still inoro
Lu. Rushing, Loving .Milam, James S.
Henry, coinmitteo for 1'aris, Henry
W. A. Jones,
Whitfield, T. A.
S. A. CltAMflO
J. W. Wild.-,
W. V.'. Tiiokn-tw.v, f Assis
R. J. Keaumont.
Win. 1. -Morris, Dr.
Henry, Capt. Robert
for Camden, Henton
HKI'oUI' OV THE gOMUlTTUE.
then announced the business of tha con
vention in order, whereupon Gen. Atkins,
of 1'aris, Tennessee announced that, thu
report of tho executive coinmitteo of the
Cairo ie Tennessee nvor railroad was
ready to Lo read to tho convention, but,
on motion, tho reading was dispensed
iith, and tho report placed in tno hands
of tho secretary to bo published as part
of tho proceedings of tho convention.
The tollowinc iettdr. from Hon. (S. M
l'rlest, of Henderson Ky., president of ttio
South Kentucky Railroad C'ompunv, was
then read to the convention:
Henhkbsox, Ky., March 1, lTJ.
R. A. Xealk, Esv " Dcai; Sm Cntil
this evening I cipetted to have tho pleas
ure of attending tbo convention which
met in your plnco on tho 'Ju-.h, buufinding
myself surrounded by circumstance that
willdeprivo me of that pleasure, I write
to say that wo aro looking with great In
terest to tho movomenU buing mado fur
the inauguration of a sytum of nnrrow
gaugo reads in Wcstcril Kentucky, Ton
ncEseo, nnd tbo states south. Wo feel that
we can sufely promlcu you that, if tho
various lints propoiod aro placed on a sure
footing, wo wjll unite with you at somu
suitable point west of the IVnnesseo nvor,
as tojn as you era roady for us; and when
conncted with us you aroconnootod with
all tho lines built and pr.ijocted, at this
plaeoand at Kvansvillc.
Iletween tho two places there is now n
river gap of twelve miles, which, I think,
will bo close! tho present veur, and a
bridge will speedily follow. "V0 alio ex
pect at sometime In the near tuture, to
have a line of road froj. this plate Ij
With host wishes for a harmonium and '
profitable meeting, I am vours, verv truly
,, G EoISUK M. l'RlRHT, '
l'resldent South Kentucky Railroad Co.
Gen. Atkins then offered the following
resolution, which was adopted :
Rosolvod. That the oonvontlon mi r.
spectfully uggosts tho propriety of the
udop.l.n by tho property authorities of tho
...v, ... .uiiir, 01 iuu cnarier recently
grantel by thu Kontuckv Ipgislature, to
tho Cairo and Tenneiseo" ltiver Railroad
company, to that tha rovl sUrII i. ....
tod by ono company from iu termitni; op.
posite Cairo, to it. term.t.u., on the Tnu
Hon. H. A. Xeale, of Mavtleld, Ken
luhy, then ottered tho fallowing resolu-
iiona, wuicii weroauopteu.
Ro.olvodj That tho varion, local routs
spokon of by tbe citizen hutween tho
termini 01 tlio Cairo and TVnnoiseo Rivor
raurouu, via: xne Wcit iHvtlold CrtL-
and tho AVIlson Crock rout.-, northwest
01 jiayiieiu, anu tlio .Mnyli.d,l Creek and
uiugo route, irom Jlayfluld to tho Ken
tucky lino, and tho Ridge. Illrd s crek,
uuu ,,nium rorx rouius, irom ttio Ton
nessoosutollnoto 1'aris, and tho Manly
vllloand Mansfleld route.., Irom JVU to
Johntonvlllo, would either bo practical
routes for thb road, and this convention
s not partial to any ono of those routes,
but that It Is tho eonsa of this oonvontion
that said road will bo located on tho louto
whero the greatest amount of stock is
subscribed by tho citizens.
Resolved, That this mooting and tho
people aloim tho Una of tho Cairo and
Tonnoiico River railroad, recognize with
pluasuru and as a favorablo ornan, tho in.
torest which tho people 0l Pulaski, Col
umbia, and l aytttovlllo, Tennessee, and of
Atlanta, Georgia, bt. Louis, Missouri and
Lalro, Illinois, have manifold In on r
torprlso,ln sondlng delegates to this con
voutlon, nnd that wo will co-oporuto with
thorn In building a lino of narrow.gm1..,)
railway from St. Louis to Savannah
Maj. AV. .1. Sylces of .Memphis, Tonne,,
fee, win then repMC!tl to nddross tho con
Tho following report of tho oxecutivo
committee ot tbo Cairo and lenuesseu Kiv
re railroad was then read to theconvention:
It having been mado tho dutv of this
committee, by the 1'aris convention, to re-
port to this convention such information
as wo could obtain 111 regard to narrow-
gaugo railroads, und to inuko such sugges
tions 1.5 wo may doom expedient, as to tho
bet means of constructing tho Cairo nud
Tennessee Rivor railroad.
Wo will remark that wo Und tho stato
from which tho superiority of tho three
feet gaugo railroad over tho broad-gaugo
is demoLstrated, is too extensive tj bo cm
braced in a report designed for general
reading. Wo will thcreforo inMudo in
this reiiort only a-fi? facts which tho ac
tual operating of narrow-gauge railroads
has established, and which plnco tho ad
vantage of tiio narrow ovur tho broad
gaugo road beyond controversy. Wo
bnd that tho cost of constructing tho nar
row-gaugo road por mlio is sometlmos less
than onu-thlrd, und never over one
half that of thu broad-iraugu road, am
tho prico of equipment of tho two roads
boars nearly tho iitinu proportion. Kor
Instance, tho honvio.t locomotive for
narrow-gaugo weigus about lutoen tons.
while tho locomotive for tho widc-gua;
weigus thlrty-iivo and sometimes lorty
tons, tlio Iron tor ttio narrow-guago
wolgns irom twenty-tour to tturtv-six
pounds to a yard; that for tho wldj-guago
weigus irom sixtv to seventy-two pound
per yard. And this character of sarini;
is nut only found in tho building, but iu
tuo ojwrating expenses ol tno narrow
L'aUL'1) roau. rrom ail mo data wo can
get, wu think it iiy bo safely btatod that
that tho cost of nnrrow-gaug'a roads per
miie win notoxceeu hj.vw, wnno tnoav
crage cf.t of tho widc-gaugo railways in
tho L'nitnl States is stated in l'oor's Man
ual to be J-jn.lXMJ per mile. Thus it is seen
11 tuo lureo it gauge nud neen adopted
in the United States instead of the four
feet eight nnd one-half inch, all of our
roads might have beon mado double track
roads for much less than the single track
wido causes have cot.
Thu question, is tho narrow-gauge road
as safe tor travel as the wido-gaugu ' has
often bc.m inked. It seems to b a tr.
vailing idea among those who hate not
investigated the subject, that in U.u nar-
row-gauge system tho track alone is re
duced in width, while the cars and coaches
retain! tho tamo proportions ns the wide
gauge, and (or thi reason are much evier
overset. Hut this is n faltu impression.
for everything is reduced in proportion to
mo reuuction 01 tuo track lint to tott 0
this question at nco, we quote tho follow
ing irom an article in ilia 'inter-Ucoan on
narrow-gauge railroads, which, among
other things, gives details ot cars manu
factured by Mosrs. V. K. Canila tVCo, ol
uuicngo, lor tlio hi. uouii and Cairo nar
Tho cars miinufaolurcil at tlno shon
have the same style of construction now in
uso in tno most approved wide-gautru cars
tho proportions, weight, etc., boing di
minished to correspond with tho threo
loot guago. 'i hey aro heavier than those
used on other narrow-gaugo roads; but
omo objections to tlio latter, on account
of strength ttnd stability, that wero sup-
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iveui iu yu iiiuiuciiv 10 inn narrow -gaugo
rolling btock, aro thus entirely obviated.
The following tablo nhows tho details of
Mossrs. Cauda A- Co. n cars In comnarlsun
with tho average standard uautro rollinL.
Riht wheel pacngcr Oniige. liattgo.
i-oacucK. ! 11 i 111 a it
Length over nil '.. . is ft .11111
(Mltilde width Ill It 7 ft Min
He L'lll 111 ri'iiliT !l 11(1 In kii.Hm
HottoiuolMllnliove rail,. ;iltsin ti it 7 In
'I oji cjI rail to ic.p of c:ir. . 1 1 It U ft
J) ameter oi whul. ... ;win ,".0ln
JVeiKhtefwhctN .... r.00 Hit .'110 lbs
Length o axle II a 11 III bit
-Number of teat f,u t,'j
Weight Gi i'inply car , . Ill lorn. 7 loin
fight when lull Hilton lvtjtn
ainst tne wido-gauge read in a compari
son of locomotives when the weight re
quired to draw a given amount of paving
freight is more than doublo thnt of tho
narrow-gauge. This point will be
noticed further under tbo head of locomo
Recurring to tho comparallvo woiuht
of empty and loaded cars, as given in the
abovo tables, the following tact are deduced:
1. The dead weight of a wide eaugo
coach IS.OXK) pounds divided amonu
tlfty-iix passengers gives C'i pounds to
each passenger. Thu dead weight of a
narrow gauge coach 15,001) pounds di
vided among thfrtv-two passengers gives
only ti0 pounds to each a ditl'erence of
209 pounds in favor of tho narrow gaugo.
Sorao threo feet cars aro built to ac
commodate thirty-six passengers, making
tho gain llfiy-throo jiounds more, but the
competitor: i mado between the bolter
clasa of coaches on oach gauge.
J. A narrow gaugo eight-wheeled pas
senger coach, with its tull load thirty
two passengors weighs about nine tons
loss than a Crat-clas?, wide gaugo noach,
3. Tho heaviest narrow-gaugo box car,
loaded with ten tons of paying freight,
weighs only Gvo tons morothaii tho cor
responding wide-gaugo box car when
4. 111a narrow-gaugo pinttnrm car,
wnu us ioau, ion tons, weigh only live
and a half tons moro than n wido-gaugo
platiorm car, when empty.
o. A narrow-gaugo Ftock car carries
nino head i.f tho largest cattle, or l'J.Gju
pounds; its weight, when loaded, i onlv
about ono mero ton than tlio wide-gaugo
stock car, when empty,
0, A heavy nnrrow-g.augo locomotive,
welirhini; 30.000 pounds, lias tho cnuncitv
of drawing up a twenty feet grade 3l"u
gross tons, or say 375 tons of L',000 each.
A coal train of this wemht on tho Cairo
nnd St. Louis road would consist of twen
ty-six cars, q ho relation of dead weight
to paying load would itand thus :
'in i ars, 4J ton 117
1 Ollll o..l
Aout two of paying load to 0110 ot doad
weight. 1 he Kimo total weight "I load on
a wide gaugo would ho :
-'!ic:ir, '. ton- Inj
Taxing load ; pi.'i
Or ono to ono ot paving freight to cars
Tlfis shows a dilferonRu of slxty-threo tons
111 lavor 01 1110 narrow-gaugo road
A train of box cars loadod with corn,
weighing thu tamo as tho other, would
give this result on tho narrow gaugo :
25 ear-, toin VSt
Haying load .'.'0
On the wide gauge :
b car--, 10 tun.
A differenco of tlxty-flvo tons In favor of
tno narrow-gaugo, und about tho same
ratio of payiug freight to cars. Tho last
car not getting a full load in some cases
gives a slight advantage in favor of tho
smaller can, as would usually be tho fact
when a definite amount is to bo shipped.
in way ireigui inn aavantago Would bo
A compari..jn between tho Denver and
Rio Grande and tho 1'ennivlvania (.n.
trat roads, in tho report of tho Narrow-
iiaugo convention, gives oven a better
showing than tho ubovo ; but as tho Cairo
and St.Loui cars aro of later construction
Heavier and stronger, it is believe! thi.v
atlord tho best data for a practical test.
mm vunv mu rtiiui ncro given is a correct
siamneni 01 uio rase.
Hut only half tho storv is vol tM,l
i..ui ibij ouiuom run 11111. Hon a
passengor car is only hall full, of courso
1110 umount 01 uead weight for each pas
songor i. uoub (hi. An n th -.i,,,,, .,1
a frolght car empty to tho point of shlp-
ijji-iit uuuuic. lull HinotlTir ,,r jinf1 Loirljl
for tho transportation Of a (rlvtm lilnnnnl
01 paying iroiglil.
hlncn tho building of our road imi.t ,l
ticnd largely ounon tho aumnnnt nr i,.,..i
subscription mado to our capital stock,
iiujiufiuiu question aruses, win it
Tho farmors and morchants of Ititir.1
iravis. Hourv. nml Itoiil.m ,.,,,,:... .i
take stock In tho road ?
Taking into consideration tho length of
tho Cairo and Tonnossoo River rnilr.,1
thu important link which it supplies in thu
projected system of nurrow-gaugo rail
ways between M, Louis and .Smuhni,.!,...,
sfaboard, Its local trulllo nnd genoral
through business which it mint im,viir,i,i..
do, this iiuestlon is lrresistablv answered
in tho nlllrmatlvo.
It is n fact that seven out of O V A T V t ft n
railroads built in tho civilized world havo
proved paying ontorprlsos to tho bulldnra
and havo Paid from sovon to twenty per
'till, lliyiUGHU UIII1UUIIV Oil 1 110 CftJ II l .i. I
01 muir construction.
Our road, running fiom Calm. i,v
IIU.l..m ....... 1.'... -j
I'liiiiuviuu, rnucy s'lirm, JiayuoiU, lijnn-I
vllle, l'aris, nnd Camden, to JohtisonvTlle,
or tho mouth of Duck rlvor, will Lu
about 100 miles In longtu, nud will pass
through a thickly populated And rich ag
riculturnl country, whero there tiro (in
inetisu quantities of tobacco, wheat, cot
ton, corn, potatoes, fruit, nnd other pro
ducts raised, which now havo no outlet to
market, except by wagon over mliornblo
dirt roads, and which would llnda ready
mean of reaching St. Louis and Mobile,
and l'onsacola and Savahnah, nnd Mont
gomery, Nashvillo and Chattanooga, or
othor points south or southeast over this
road, for our road at Cairo meets tho Cairo
and St. Louis narrow gaugo railroad, now
nearly complete, at Johnsonvlllc; it meets
tho Duck River valloy railron.1, running
from Johnsonville, through Columbia and
Tullaliomi, to tho Cumborlaudnuniutaina
This road, which is also threo feet gaugo,
having two branches, 0110 running up tho
Hutralo valley, through Perry county,
Tennessee, to Linden, and tho other from
Columbia through Lawrence, Wayne,
and Hardin countle.', to Savanuah, on tho
Tennessee river connecting at this point
with tho projected narrow gauge road
from .Memphis to Nashvillo nnd Knox
vlllo, through Hollvcrand l'urdy.
Tho Cairo and Tonnestfeo River railroad
will alo connect nt or near Johnsonville
with tho Ohio. 1'enucsseo and lllack War
rior River railroad, which Is to run from
Johnsonville.through Pulaski, Huntsville,
Jacksonville, Atlanta nud .Macon, nnd
thence to Savannah or Brunswick, with u
branch from a point between Johnsonville
and 1'alaskl, through Florence and Tus
cumbia, to Tuscaloosa, on tho lllack War
our r.nit connecting all theso roads
with tbe at. Louis and Cairo road, nnd St.
Iouis being tho natural market for tho
wheat and cotton, and many other pro
ducts of tho country through which this
road runs, theso product must pass over
our part of tho road to got toh't. Louis,
and tbe surplus corn of liliuols and Mis
souri, seeking tho markets of tho South
would pass over our road to Savannah
and the Carolina!.
CO At AX II lr.o.v OIIB
Tratltc which must result from tho build
ing cf this road from tho coal banks of
IHicoie, to tho ircn bods of Tennessee,
would mako tho road a protltablo invest.
ment, 11 it was naver to enrrv a passenger
or a pound of way freight.
It is a fact that tho railroads which carrr
coal find it tho most nroUtnble buslnus
they do; but in our cue wo would enrrv
coal from Illinois to Tennessee, andiron
ore from St. Louis, thus our cars would bo
loaded both ways.
At -Mavtleld" and Paris coal could be
furnished at P.'cts. a bushel, and at all ir..
termcdiato point.', whero coal cannot lu
had at all, at present, it would bo supplied
at thu same ratos.
Which is now hauled from all points east
aud south-eat of Mavtleld for 'J5 miles to
Mayfleld at a cost of'l'rom $s 00 to Sl'J 00
xr hogshead, can bo shinned from unv
point within 'J. miles northeast of Miiv
Held to .Mavtleld, for J 00, and to Cal'ro
for 52 CO, and to St. Louis for Jt 00, and
this would havo tho ttl'ect toroduco thu
charges of tho Paducch 0c Memphis road
from .Muydeld, to at least half what that
road now charges; thereby making a largo
saving to tho producer in getting his
produce to a railroad, and reducing the
freight on his produco after it reaches thu
roads and this applies K3 woll ttlio poonlo
between Mayfleld and Cairo, nml between
Lynnvillo or Cottage Grovo and Paris and
Johiiionville, as to tho country 'i: miles
south-east of Mayfleld, fir Henry and
Ronton counties each havo onlv ono road
with which thu Cairo and Tennessee River
railroad would compete, thcroby reducing
tho freight of thoio roads on produ:o ship-
(il-u iium wiosu i-ounucs at mo crossing
Wo suggest that our road should bo a narrow-gaugo
1. Recauso uch a road can bo built
for about one-third what it would cost to
build 11 broad-gaugo road over tho samo
2. Hecauo a narrow-gaugo road can
as much business r.s a broad-gauge road,
at least all the country affords, nnd at
much loss cost, and with much greater
profits to tho stockholders.
ii. Rocauso tho narrow-gaugo. road is
much tho safer road for the traveling pub
lic, and equally as comfortablo and ploas
nut to thu passcngors us tho hroad-gkiigo
1. Rcc&uso a narrow-gaugo is tho only
road wo can build, its construction and
equlpmont coming within tho financial
capacity of tho people ot Hallard, Graves,
uonry nnu lieuton counties, wiiilo tho
cost ot a broad-gaugo places such a roai
lar ooyonu our power to build it.
The convention then adjourned.
II. A. Neai.k, 1
H. S. Tavloii, Com.
J. D. C. Am ins, J
JoU.UOU VOTED II Y TIIK 10W.V OK MAY
riBM) to Tin: caiko and tk.vxk.shkb
III V Kit IIAII.110A1).
r At a mcotiiig of tho citizens of Mnyllcld
ivcmucKy, noiu at tno court House, on tin
night of tlio titth of .March, 1873, tho fol
lowing proceedings wero had:
On motion of Hon. Lucian Auderson
John I-.aker, Lsq., was chosen chirmau nn
W. H. Millor, secretary.
Tho object of tho meeting was explained
to bo to get an expression of tho people of
.tiaynoiu, as to went they would nubicrlLo
as a corporation to tho Cairo and Tonnci
sou Rivor railroad.
After short addresses bv Hons. Lucian
Anderson, Lrvin Anderson und II. A
icaic, tno louowing resolutions woro
adopted with but 0110 dissenting voice;
Resolved, That our representative nnd
senator in tuo einto legislature, bo nnd aro
horoby Instructdd to havo a law passed,
allowing tho citizens of Mayflold to voto
tho i-iiicftion of taking 6tock in tho Cairo
nnu Tonnowoo i.iver railroad to nny
nmount not over $7o,f00, and authorizing
.HIIWICIU, IO KU,U MOCK III I! Ill J rOHU.
KciolvcJ, That the town of Mavtleld.
as a corporation, to take SoO.OOO stock in
tho Cairo and Tcnnessco River rallioad.
Liverpool .Now-Yoik aii'l I'liltalUpMi
coa cnuTKSCT wirn csitio it a ho iihi.
Fur 0:r)104 Ito til
1-OH PASSAGE 'J'lOKMTS
OK tl'kiux utrotuitiox
APPLY TO JOHN O. DALE, Aui
10 Utovlwhj, .'.'ew-toik, trtu
HI. II u iii I ,
Vi'Mltiujtluii Aym)U Uurn, lllinuis.
COMHIHMH'N AMI I OUWABDIPHJ.
I'OllWAHDINO ahu COMMISSION
M t". 11 O II AN IN.
DliALKHS L K OUH
An. I Aroiiih nt
into atvr.K Afin uanawiia
wit a O M1A xttjz a .
70 Ohio Luvek,
M KA L,
ID COUNTRY PRODl'CK
IL A. 'J I INNING 1 1 AM,
GENCKAI. COMMISSION MKRCIIANI
ami nn.w.mi i.v
JgEJ-Y; OATS, COl&lX
AND MILL VKVAK
MILL UK A: PAKKKK,
PORWARDINO M KROHANTrf,
i Oats, Hay, etc.,
AOKNT3 iron KAIRIIANK'.S HOALKS
Ohio l.cveo. CAIUO. II.1.INOI.S.
J. M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
lluccors to It. It. lleuJricicn A Cm
Forwarding and Commission
ffCSfc I.lhiral AJrnncHnioiilH mAJo sSej
upon Ouaiiunmontd. 5JS&f
Are rrepsred to rweire, utorn r.od lornard
friUtitf to nil pointii mi. I buy ond
noil on cnunniiKion,
c-Hui.iaes atUnJe l lo iirnraptlr;
JOHN U. I'll L LIS A SON,
iBucceMorr to John H. I'liillu,)
I'OR WARDING M KROH A NT'tt
DIOALKltS IN HAY, COKN.'OAT
Flour, Meal, Uran, &c,
Con. TKNTH-ST. ami OHIO LKVh
OA I UO, ILLH.
S. D. A VKItH.
K. .1. AVHim
AYJHJS A CO.,
F L O U E
RIO A DING ROOMS.
M I CH A K I j CO YNIv, Propriefor
(OI.li I'OHT Ol r lClI 8TAKH.)
Corner Sixth utreet and Commercial Avt
TWittt l,niii,,(l ;,,:ir tl(lU.0
l.ltimi-, etc., .'ilwnynoiiliaiiil,
tj'Opeii day and nlght,.frj
AM) KMADIM) JiOOMS
Comer 7th streo; and
I'AltlCKK & MONTAd'UE
,,.S3r i'hj- li't.ir:ui.li ol ClKari, choice
Imw, Llipiorn, itc. ahvnyn mi bam I tt
K L DO It A bo
HI I.LI AUD
COFFJiV, I'ACU A- CO.,
r 0 11 w a 11 it 1 .v a
A N II
JOHN SSATias, t'roi.rl. l.,r.
iMUninuirieul Afrniit, CAIItU, II.I.IMilr
Il6t l,nd rf Ullf. Utinr-in r.-.:ii.!,
IIII.I.IAUD mIooii niml-hed xvith the best
of tab en : ami l. ir Mipjdled with wlne, Honors
and idirarxuf tlii'im-t brand..
SALO O N
(Open D.. an I Night.)
J. I!. I'AKKS, Proprietor,
Ohio Levee, bet, Ith atid.Utli tiect-,
.MKAI.S ATAl.L IKM'IW.
A tine new Dlnlnx Hall with every inn-
i'iiliiite bt b.eii adtleil to llili popul.ir
reiUlltii lor theiraceumod.ttloii.
tiii: mi. l ok pari:
con-i-U of every MilMaiitlal and dellcary ol
lupplle.l with the
CHOICEST LKlUOKSiWINKS CKJAHS
J2TMI.ved drliiU.H prepared with care.
rl.US AN is i.muuity.
j WHOLKSALK GROOKRH, j
41 A I It 4 . Il,l,l.1lll,
Alia, Icrrp conlnlljf nn bund n.o.t coin
ilrt aloek ut
SOOTOn AMI lUIrill WIlIUKIICrt
-11 1 s a.-
Port,Madoria,ahorrynd Catawba AVin
I!. Smyth .t (Ut. aro al-o ai;t'iit lor Spi'ii
nr. MrKay A Co.'n l'ittnburi; ale,oflilch a
l.irpi Moi fc i- Ki'pt l oiitalitly on hand a
their ulinlo-:ilo htore.
cm; a p orookr iks
the itew srsarauM:.
IIKTAILKII AT WllOt.EHAI.E
l'KICKlt full CAttll.
AT II. O. THIKLKOKK'H .STORK
WA8IIINOTO.V AVKNUE. IIETWEKM TENTH
ANI1 ELEVENTH bTUSETll.
5C .'bs. unv Cuba 3uirar tor - - - ?5 0
9J '' .1 ... j CO
tij lbs. A cofloo Suar, N'. Y. Std. - 1 00
I " Prlmo Rio Cotl'eo for - - 1 00
3j " Cholco " - - 1 0C
j " Old Oovernmont Java - - 1 0C
Toai and othor stnplo and fancy Grove
ries dually ns chei.D.
Goods now and full weight given. Call
It E T AIL G It O C E It
Ami Dealer In
VKOKTAIILKS, KlttHT.H, Kdd.S, LARD
l'Ttfcail IIUTTKR, in c.
KiT All Goods warranted fresh, and told
tho lowctt prices.
Z. I). 1IATIIUBM,,
E. O .UIII
fiEKKHAFs COMMISSION' M KROH ANT?
No. "8 Ohio Lkvkk, C.miio, Ii.i.m.
VOU HA I
A LK. J r'orHale 1 POR HALL
Faro from Livkhi'ool,
Faro from Lonuoniiuhuy
Faro from GLAbuow,
Faro from Qukknbtown
OAIUO, ; t t t t t : t f u
t'airord Moult A l.'.mJtc Acm
WOOD UITTHNHOUSH A 111(0.
uncial CoiniiiifRioii jMcrclianlH
183 OHIO LKVKK,
P H T K K C IJ II L,
C O M M I S S I ON M K R (3 HANTS
IAY AND WUSTKHN PHODUCK
l!1 LOU It MERCHANT,
o. ho oiiis i.i:vki:i
U-liO tf CAIRO, ILLINOIS,
C A I It O CITY COAL
Iii prfiRrJ to
PITTSBURG AND ILLINOIS
nuwiVE1.18 ktt nt ',l''ly HroH. oUlco. 7
01110 lkvkk. or at tho Coal Yard bolowtho
h,:, ,.l w',i.'0,0i.,.vl" roc!lve prompt tten
tlou, ihu Tua ''AIontauk" will bring coal
aoufsldo to hteamcm at auy hour.
Our Homo Advortisors.
SELLING OFF AT COST
MHS. MAUOAHKT JACKSON
Formerly Hwamler, Intrinlltii; to rcmni-n
to Kentucky, ilcMrti to dlpoeof her lin'H
and eleuaiit stock of n,B
liiitncdl.itely. In order to lacllllt.-itcthe mI
id horpiodi, .Mrs. .lacknon hat de trmltied
to otter the
KN'TIRK, STOUK AT COST
And liivllemhi. ladb H of Cairo and li-b:tv
ill"" U,l'y "l"r ""-'-
(i'OOI)S AMI ALL SEW
The l.i.iMf.f them bavin,: been selected Iron
the Lite fill Mjle. Iicnco the ladles have
r.ire i.ppiiitiinliy to purch.w.. new ami lj.li
luiuble liilllliicryatvukt price. Thr Moi'
ciin-l.tnif h.a ilbboif, llower, ho.ler
ladlei iliiib-rwear. etc., etc. ll-JXltt
Mil 3. MoOKK,
lo IttghtliHiri'tt, UiiwrcnComtiirrtutn.l Wun
11 .tun Auuuu, i dii!r rocisin(
NKW MILLINKHY COODft
LA1EBT PALI. ANII W1NTKII DTTLEi'
llo.tll tull liLO Of
KOK1TETB &c HAT3
ITnmintHl od UBtnmmed.JJ
riirj.eu n.owr.tw. kiiiuo.nh, tkimmiwh
of Ii kin l, Luc, etc., flc.
Mr. Mel lii lo Itrg mordnfnt o
Kmry A i lie lro , uc I.
NKOK Tl., 0l,t.ARH. L'.NflKlHl,tKVI,
And ill oihr article usually louad la 1
first-class -MILLINERY HTORK
.Mit, Mfdi-p, In adilltion to her o'.oc k of
an.-y and .MIIIiuery(iooil.ha'allnuHiian I
l-iiiiileto a.-ortliient of I'incluiiati Cu-toni
liude Ladled and Mb'' ,lioe and ( (ill
Iri'iiK Hindu, lllack and in (.'oIori. Then;
areaekuiiwledi;eil to be tho Ilnet and bet
kmt In the mirket, and thl 1 tho only
the city that m-ike Ibr m a jec laity
I'.G. Sdtuli. J
NEW LIVERT STABLE
IIKTWKKN WABll'N AVKNUK AND WALNUT
llr. II. K. t'lfldn Infnrim tno iulllo Hint be tin
J, I VERY S T A li L E,
on the northwoil "I'lo of Tenth street an namo
Ills Bbles will be furnished with nono but the
AND GOOD VKHIOLES.
and the publlo may ho accommodated at a!-
hours or tno uay aim iiignt with nafo tcama
on tho lowest terms.
Dr. Field asks a share of public patronaeo
and will endoavor to merit it by fair dealfu'
und utrict attcution id biibii 1 8 u