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THE CATKO DAILY BULLETIN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1878.
m f IMfliF ass. Cnsili.
iwuft a ouKKtr. twito- a Publish..,
TKKXS OFTHJI DAIL. 'UUUCTI:
Oh wMk, ey carrUr
OwrNrtir carrier, la advance
, 10 u
0a yar by earner
li D0i pid
TKRU OF WIHi.T RCLLtTIX.
On fear.,.. 4
Invariably In advance.
mI aaallrr tj pa.
Tan 'Sun' proposes to atk us certin
olher quettlans about tbc C. and St. L.
rallroad. If asking queitior.1 will do any
goaJ, let our neighbor bii away; but
wa would u,:gest tfatt by calling od the
pre-ldent of the rod, Col. Taylor, Lu
bas the books, he can obtain all th ltifur
Ballon b seeds.
ffl aik fur tbs leitrf uf Win B Oi'
den, E-q., publiifceJ eletewber in Tin
BULLrri jr. a ttoucbtiul peruial. Jt
abuw tea iosportanc ot an early com
potion of the Cairo and at, Louis ril.
road, and gives to us tb opinion of i
abl acd practical railroad man in refer
tsM to tbat road.
Ml WlUJ Is a dnubl-aa1er on tb.
railroad question. In Cairo ke ii lull
r il read and actl-railroad, to suit He
wisbe of tb prson with whom he li oh -va:rg;
in C!rcrek be i anti-railroad;
Oft tie lie trttwMO II Z ewoud n.
Clearer t is mixed on ibe q-i'iliot. -,
la Bxlewood be ii pro-railroad ; in
Ucity b earnestly deii tbe ctimplrtitn
flterjad ted ev-ry her he ! ut.fsir
It tb 'San' li in f .Tur i f the conip''
toa of the Cairo and St, Lnan ailr ad i
bu a c,3"r way of makln that fact m illicit-
Uitrad of raying 10, it allacki tb
rd and tbe f.iendi of lh road and g re
aid and cotafjrt to iu ftiamie. But fc
ihoa d we be larpriied ? Tbrr are otil
two quel'.iDPl on which the 'sua Lai ever
been able to furta deSnile opinion cb 1
. aci ytllow frver. It ii opputid 'O
blb tboie inititaliotu, and haj bad tbe
warage to iy ol
Mr. Wil-os loiu acuiureu uin, by tbe
Bats of Tbumti Stralton, who live on
tb Cairo farm, that tbe completion ot lb
Cairo and St. Lou'u railroad would ruin
tb b'Jiiten of produce rai-eri living
saar Cairo, by giving facilllie to produce
raiaera Utlag at a dutanca to bring their
toff to tbU city. If you ant the rod
loppl," la'vl Wllion, " ToVe tor ma."
And tbii U tbo man who ij t-i certain of
oar c'mz'ni, "I want tbe rosd." How
would O'teley deiignale tucb a man?
A "WnOPPHK BY WILjU.N.
Wilton told through tbo county that
Mr, F.(her bad been brought out i
candidate by Bron and O wrly, and more
of luch Muff. Xmhhvr Urjll Dor 1 1 -.of . y
knew Fiber Intended to rui ui'.il nfmr
he had born ainuunced. At thu time
tba annouticdnenl wai madu II 'on
and Obrly were at dpringfijll.
We like Fnhr hWrg bocoiu-t ac
quainted wiih h'lii), and are now tuj.
p nioit bim. We bare net tel bnen cu .
tivated up to the point of co.ii' g bim to
become a cmdidaie for oCQce. We may
arrtfe at that degree of perfection afier
awhile, but wd bar- not done io yet. We
will never induce F.sher to be a candl.
dile if we wiib a candidate who can be
manipulated, and, when elected, uied.
He it not that kind of a man. tie ht a
mean way of thinking for bimieir. It
polli bl utefulnni
Hiewbere w publuh a communication
from on of our bet lawyeri, a guntleman
oppo.ad to Mr. Fnher in politic!, tuttain
ing our belief that tbo anti-Wil lop can
didate for county coinmlnioner ii not in
eligible. No perion can read it and not
come to the concluilon that the talk of
lb Wllionitei li mereit both.
"We with to call tbe attention of the
tr. i .
uti-ruuer men to another p.ilnt, nut
touched un by our correspondent. The
vuuaiivution ezpremy aeciarei I tilt no
perton holding a lucrative or profitable
Offlco in tbti State, can have a teal in thn
Oeneral Aiaernbly. A great numlir ol
county lupervliori bold leatt In tho Ah
mbly without quntion. Nobody hm
oeen illly eoougb to lUgueil that thej
iDoulQ dc ouitHl became the offlc of u
pervlaor (the lame ai commmiunei ) ii an
time ot prom.
Another thing. Tbe provliion of th
eonitltutlon reiurrected by the Wllion
ilea bu bren In every conttitulinn of th
tate, and It hai never been app'ied lo
p federal omcen out of ptty officer
Ilka tbat ot commliiliiner. Dt Arier
once occupied tbe otfiue now occupied I
Mr. Fliher, and wai at the came time
asember or tba city cou cil. II- wi al
uggeatad aevaral time for ratynr. No
body ever thought of making the poln
gainil bim that i now mado airairnt .M
Fuber, although the la tin provision ol
U conitltutlon wai at hand.
The truth i, Mr. Wilion and hli
friendi ara frlghlennd. They can't beat
Oaorg in a fair fight, and, in their del
ration, they ara retorting to tbe prac
tiaat of political L'unrrillai.
Mr. "Wilion charier that Judg Brott
d Juitlce Marchlldon and McCrite
vara corrupted, and thu. Induced to lituo
Ika bondi for tbe C, o; V. and 0 & S . L
railroad'. Mr. Wilicn knowi he It rJun
Hboo gentlemen a great wrong whur, (,
m kM thiacbarg; Judge Broii, who i,
w in tba country, denounce the charge
afal,aad daraa Mr. Wilion to make it
good. .Indg Drotalliui thai, during the
citamntof tb railroad preiiure on
tk county o.urt, a frienJ of bit came to
bim and laid: "Don't Hick out agalnit
gntlemno," said BroiV friend, "who
tuld me you could siab tbat money by
' ronien tins to Issue the bond." Thai
Broil repelled tbe offer w need not say,
Tbe gcntl-inao named at the on who wa
tempting Broil U now lupporter
of Wilson: Ii. in fiCt. one of
bit rnott influential lupporten.
At tbat time both he aid
Wiln wera fortbe Cairo and St.Louli
r ad: now both aro at-alnst It. "Wbelhtr
that gentleman went over with Wllion, or
Wilson went over wltb that gentleman,
'trie people do not know. But wo would
ugeit to Mr. Wilson that be li Indit
creet to make such a charge. He know
there I nothing In It. Uroji cannot he
bught, anl Ibere ws no man In Cairo
who would haro ipont $10,0 rO cb to pu
the bund ot any pressed railroad
into tbe band) of trustee, to b.
t-sued to a company, In which hli
hterett could njt have Leen groat, uion
tbe happening uf certain unortaln
events. ilion ought to le aibatncd tu
r.t.il tucb a slur). Tbe friend f Bun
who got off tbn $lU,0 ten ptation, wn
either a " t.loaer" or a Try tilly pefii't ,
wbn bad teen lent on a fool' minion ly
aj.krr. Tte bribery itnrr i Huff, aid
VVilion knomlti. Uenugbtto kuk bmf
elf lir being mean ti ougft 10 ut tl iutu
tbe eariof hii country fru-ndr.
! CAKD KKUJI CUT. U iLLIDAY.
Capt. Il.llidav addreiiet ui tbefollu.
lag Li'le t
rricie or IIalmuit Br."s 1
CaIku, 111, -NuvetuLer 1, i'i
Edito Bcllktis: In your paimr oi
ibia oiurnibi: uU lale that I Hal a dirtC-
tor in the Cairo a St Louii tailro.d
ton time lie contract wi ni.do win
il-itn P4jion & C. In tbti muter you
re mulaken. I bnver haard of the tr
tiei until after ray reilgnation at a di
lector. Very repettuHT,
V. P. UxLutDaT.
If Captain Halliday will read bl we
aid witb core care be will id ttat t
lid not lay be wai a Cairo and St. Ioui-
r.ilroid director at tbe time the C 'ntraci
a mie with Menri. Payion A Co. II
wai a director wbec tbe contract to U-ilj
the road wai made. Ttn we intended it
tay li we did cot do io. Be wai all-
oireector wcea tne contract at
inodiScJ, under which m.dideo
contract, we oeliere, Mniri. Payion Co(
u tb tuoceuon of liowlaod, undertovk
the conitrjction of the roaj. It ii due t
Capt. Ualliday to lay that he oppoted tbe
ioodll3ctiuo uf tbe contract. But, ii.c
tbe 'sua' appeared to deiire t
ctarge tbat the contract Mai not a wite
one and we were retponiible fur it, tb.
only reply we could mke i: "Out
prrdeceiior a director when lie
contract wa made lo build tbe
road, and we bad nothing to do ailb
'the contract that wai made with M-tiri
Payion & Co." Via knuaj vhl OtpiUit
Halliday w.i oppoted in a narrow-gU'
rud, and believe Menri. Ptyiun & Co,
came on to tbe itae after tbe C-iplaio ha I
indignantly made bit exit. V know
they Here on the boardi btil re vre raaJi
our entrance. We knurr too, tbat we fast)
nothing to do witb tbe directory until tin-
Mail had ti-ra graded, bond I delivered and
all thai inrl of tbliii; done. The
Uapthin will therefore atree with ui wheii
we lay lb tt tbe 'Sua' bat no right t
ihake iti locki, gory or other lie, it u-.
We bellxTu thu very belt tb it could n tV4
been done under tbe circimiiuncti w.
done by the company, but if not, neither
tbe Captain nor the 1 dill! 1 can lay to ui .
Thou art the man."
Tbe official report of the improvement
of the Ohio nvr, by W. E Merrill, uu-
ir of enineeri, ibowi that tho lumol
one hundred and forty thousand dollarr
in round nuinbin, were expended during
the year, chit fly on tbe repair! of dike-
nd datui, the removal of obstruction-
nd in rpicial lurveyi. Upon tbo que-
tlon of the ladical iuiprov tuuiil
t the Ohio river, iucb an
nproveinent ai will give a channel ol
three hundred toot In width, with a mini
mum depth ot lix feet, condition which
will iniura navigation at all teaioni of the
year, tho report tpeak in detail of the
'ouly two plant lbt offer any prorpeel of
practicability.' The icheine, luggi'ileil
recently, that lake Cbataqua bo made h
reiertiur for itoring up wnter for tbe dry
eaioni, tbo reieivoir to bo kept full b
iwlni: "pumpud Into ' from lko Erie, the
Orl coil of the putnpi bring utim-led
m torty-nve luilliuni of doll-r,
tha annual expeme of runnini;
them nearly four million of dollar - it
dlimmed ai too extravagant for comider
atton. Of tbo two practhabla plant, one
tl to retain lurplui water by buie
reiervolr on the upper tribuUriei, pre.
lerving an unobitrunud channel, and the
other ii to retain a luilleleni depth lurnv.
igation by locki and Uatm, tluia inaUing
.naiiow reiervolri In the tn.ln river. Tin
dm, or reiervoir plan, to make tlx artifl
uiat lake al polnti where ibe
drainage of ill hundred iquare
milea can be obtained, and whom
ihfall ii luch thai them lakai will pond
ii .ik iweuty.uve milei of water with
dami avtraving one hundred feet In
iieigtit, ii experimental, never having
oeen auoptea anywhere; and fur many
lotaoni: in enormoui ei peine; u,B
gnat dangar of breakage from leaki or
uicidunti, and the cutinqucnt deitructiut.
to life and property J the lack of h autt
abloiiloi for tbe roiervoir' and the necei
ally i f an increaied number of iwallur
onei, Ii pronounced not feailblc. In thu
optiiljti uf Mr. Merrill, tbe lecund plan
tbe ilack-water ivitera, i the only
practical one, "prnviied certain ipe
cial modiQi-'atiiini can be mud
which are require i on account nf the po'
I'uliaritiei of tbo Ohio rivor navigation. '
The advantage of thii pltn over the
other are numeroui: In imallor coit ; free
dom t om danger to life or property in
cane of tbe the destruction of the dami;
ti luccetiful Ufa on thu M innngahel
river, where it maoti tbe dernandi of tbe
tame commorce tbat navlgale.1 tbe Ohio,
binit amonir tbem. The one drawback
of Hopping and itparatior thttr
ffeeti for tb paiuge of lock. Mr. Mar
rill propoiei a plan by wnicb thti obleo-
tlon may be removed, at a colt of nut
mora than forty thouiand dollar, and un.
til the experiment I niade.wbich It can bei
by ui of ona of the dami on tba Mon-
nongahela river, by permltalon of the
Uonungahala navigation company, Mr.
Merrill afflrrai thai lm U not prepared to
recommend poiktraly any radical plan for
Improving ibe cavigatiuu of tba Ohio
WUATir UA6 COST.
It hi been laid that too much money
hai been expended on the Cairo and 6t
Louii road that Menrr. Payion & Co.
htve been prodigal of tbe mean at tbelr
llspoial; and that they rnlgnt bare com
pieted the rond if they bad been eronomi
eat. Tbo following ttatemont of expen
lilurei made by that firm, up to Aueuit
to, Ut, will throw tome light on tbli
iro and St. lul lUiirnvl 'Companv.
To II K P,vi tn & Co., Dr.
.10 nlltt ticavat'on and tntu"l-
menl it ...... .. 11.000 StW.ftX)
Ci rcllit citiml a
M nilci eicirallon
J iniki iMinjt ini endinx of
depl T una, al. 6,l SOtO
' W rodf enjlneeriri at 3 VI At,'-i
t 0 n. iie rihi of ajf at ....... ... 160 tl.un
M rail til t.at . ...... Tvl !:, r
Jl n.ilf- brl.'Klnc at 6JO V fkV
'it li (tea trck'larin;, indudin( tid
ing ,t. ... 400 s?no
H milctturlr. at ... 5 0 w ,VO
A turniablrt, it. SHU o
II oaur-uola and puiapt.it. .. 3,1X0 2,'"l
ltuitdin(t ... . . .-....., SJUi
H.ko utirrt, it. ... -.. M,ot)
lirl.tcir.it.. ... jrj SA.iva
lllDiton.at . . MO 6I,
lOi cx.il cJirt, at ........ 4vJ 4 j.iro
S) box cin, it t'.i S3,;So
6 cibM, at. ... .... I. no f,oo
4 tcanmoition tr, it. '.'.Vti in,ico
3 piMC(tr cut, it 4,0
t bi.cie cir . ..,... 3,0J
vhindcirt.it . M l.Cuu
Cirt on hini oaplctc, lad miloiiU dc-
I vty pal on (s'U tnni at Iran nil.
IKttB fnitkl aad iauriTice on 1 tou ;,4it
run ratia .... - i, tt
MthplatM 1B3 fl'teninfl t,KU
ithundt cruttitifc, ft-c. lodt, - tc . 7 i""J
niter frcht ui lurincc oa (,1Tjuu. 31..VS
Citt t r CntCAO i,
CorTT or o k. Illinois
iVrdu.atid . Catid, lintc duly iworn,
yi lbt te It one o( Ibe nrm ot ii. K
Pa j r os A C.i, within named, and tbat the
work ai d mvterial m ntionrd in tbe with
n bill iv- ten1one and mppiied under
tl e cnntmcl of -aid firm with tbe Cairo
nd St. Loan K-ilrnd C.i.pny.
Suhtcribed and inorn lo before oe, tbit
.'Sib day of Augutl, lb"3.
Jacob C. Maoilu
To thii muit txi added in term paid on
Vond. f 18:i,41D; tbe cotl of live locomo
nvei, Hi 'LO; and ITiiO for patienger
arid taggarn cxr, maki.ig a total expendi
ture of JI.COT.OST. For tbti money
Menri. Payion & Co. have built tbe beit
narrow-gaage railroad in tbe world, and
equipped it with better locomotive and
ctri than are on any other road of tbe
aiod. TbroD hundred Ihouiatid dollar,
will complete tbe road from Ciro to St.
tiun. Thii will leave $343,000 margin
on the eilimated colt, which being ex.
pendei in rolling itock, will make the
Cairo and it. Louii road tbe belt paying
r. nd In Ililnuli if not In tbe United
ABOUT THA I KAILKOAD.
We pri.po-e in tbii article lo eive a
brief biii ry uf the troubloi of tbe Cairo
.nd St. I.ouit milrond company, and the
wo i of I'.yton & Co , and lo detail to our
readen tome faun in relation to the road,
Ha frien'li and enxiniui, intereiling in thu
lieruial arid important in the prerent con
dition of our county canvsii which will
be brought to a cloiu on next Tuonday.
II ow the company wai orun z-d; how
the lut'icriptlont of Alexander county and
Cairo to in capital itock were made; how,
hiving fallen into almoit bnpeleii ducline,
it wai retu-citaled ; how Judge Broil, al
lr a ilruggle and at tba command of the
p eiple, contented to placo the bonds In
eicrow ; h"W the determination to make
fio road narrow guago wi arrived at,atid
how, at lait, Mr Ilowland received the
contrast to ouild the rond and tranilerred
it to Mi'i.rs Payion & Co , aro eventi in
tbe bialory uf the company not decenary
to detail at thii time or in ibeio columm.
M'-iiri. Payion de Co , were to receive
ai compeiiialiun for conitructinc the
road, certain bondi and itock.
The tint movement made wai to ascer
tain bow much money would be ri quired
to build the road. To do tbii, Mr Sweet,
chief enginer of the Kockford, Hock
it land atid St. Louii railroad wa ein
poved, Hli ultimate Wai f3,i.'.0,0oU
ini mortgage bondi to the amount ol
t'J, 61)0,01X1 were prepared, and Metarr.
Pt) n tS: Co., put them upon the markeT
in Europe. Cerwin capilliu, dHiirinu
to invetl in the bondi. had the eilliu..tj ul
Mr. Swuut veriQd, and agreed lo lake ail
the bondi offered. Tbr did take $1,
UOO.OoO ot the bondi, at 81 cent! on ibe
JolUr, but when tho time came to
lake tbe remaining bondi tliev
raluted, having Invound in the tufer
if nut more profitable French
loan. Tho regaining Brit mortgage
bondi were pledged a collateral lecurity
lor Ihe loan of about f4o0,n0O. Wltb
about $1,700,000 c.ib, Mniri Payion &
Co. beuan hopefully the conitrucion tit
the road, which wai to out thm, accord
ing to the tutlmalei of competent angin
een, 3,?.'.0.U00. They expected to real
izn tho diOerenio between what tbey had
and what they needed, by the lalo of
county and city bnmli voted to tho
company and promlnd them ai tbe work
ihould proceed, and from tbo'r private
Tho contractor! w.mt to work in goi d
faith and prrlied the road diligently ;
and, ir the company could have paid them
caunty londi ai they earned them under
the contract, tho road wuuld have been
completed long ago. But a malign Influ
enco dogtied ihe utepi uf the enter
prlie Irom the flri-a myitertoui
li.ftuonce. Homo perion, induc1, In tome
way, a lawyer of Ht. Louii to
labor to embarrau the company, IU In
tlpitod people In tba uountiei through
which tho road bad been completed, and
in which bondi to tbe amount of $,00,000,
and over, were due, to enjoin their lnue.
The coniequeane wai Payion & Co, bo-
but thai bondi tbey vera compelUd to
bypotbr sale for locomotives, ato. Of their
own mean tbey bad sunk la tba ror-d
about $760,000, besidM whatthoy bad bor.
rowed la Europe; but ths road
wa not completed. It wa
graded from St. Louis to Cairo,
except a few miles la Union county; it
Was com pieted from tit. Louis lo Murpba
boro, and finely equipped ; enough iron
Waaon band, lets vuiy l,C00torji; tie in
numbers sufficient were lyli g betide tbe
road-bed, to complete the road from Cairo
to ill. Louii, and only 3uo,0v0, at tbe
outilde, were and ari nenled to do the
work, Payson.tSc Co. bad lost their credit
aud tbey could not rube tbat amount.
At thii Juncture Mr. Wm. li Ogden,
agacloui railroad ram, came to the aid
of Meiir. Payi,.n & Co. lie luggeited
tbat aince tba company could not get ihe
county and city bondi until litigation bad
giren them into the company'! band-,
thai itcond mortgage bondi to the amouM
uf the county and city bonds duo to thu
company and lo become duo upon the
completion of tb road, to bear liku Inter-e-t
with the county and city bond-, to run
the lame tim-, and to be collaterally le
cured by laid bonds, ihould bo authorized
by tbe compay. It wai underatood, and
beiaid he would ' place them" Second
mortgage boi.di lo iho amount of 8Jt),Ooo
were authorifd by the director! at a
m-eiing held about thu lOtb of September
In a day or two after tbii meeting, when
tbt proiprcti of the completion of the
load Within ninety dayi were very bright,
tne stili prevailing financial criaii catue
upen tbe country, and P.yon Jt Co., Mr
Oden and urerytwly e te lelt ill diia
trounffecti. Mr. Ogden could not carrj
out hit intention!. Here was another
But tba end Ii not yet. Col S. S. Tay
lur, the prealdenl of the company, did not
detp,ir, althoush one after another, all
the pnj-cti of tt.e company to ireure the
completion of th road bad failed, lie
immediately went to 3fe York, and, ut.
der tbe date of Oct-ber 23, addretaed a
letter to L. U. Meyer, E.q ibe Atnerl-
can ag-r.l uf tbe European Lolder. of the
fint mortgage bondi, in which be urged
upon bim the cece-iity of the corop etioa
oi tre road, lie p tinted tt tbe
fact tbat wben th road Las been
entirely graded through Union
county, which work can be don for at
the outtide. 16,0 0, the company will be
entitled to $75,000 bondi of Union county
and JotitU ri, and when It ii completed
tt Murpbyiboro nearly $3 0,000 beiidea.
'To carry out tbe propoie-i arrange.
ment," layi Col. Taylor, "the tump,ny
ill require to i)l to many of tbe bond at
ill nut be rtq'jired lo pay for thu iron,'
and be requetu Mr M,er to aik In.
i rincipali to buy tbe bondi. Thu ii, a
we understand it, lubitanlially tbe pn
p laitiou made to Ibe Europeau bond bold
Mr. Meyer replied to tbii proportion in
tb following note:
N iw Yomk, October 24, 1873.
d. Slants Taylor, fctq , Preiident Cairo
and St. Loma lUliroid C.itnp tuv :
Data Ma: In reply to )nurlvor of
theSJ tint, 1 will urge up .n my Euro.
pn friendt not only tb- necuity ot
completing inn line trom Murphy. b-oo to
Cairo, but alio ttie tiecu-lily of their nid
in purchaiinic the bondi, be it y.ur tecum!
iii'ir'ga.'a or the un i. rly lnt county bondi,
I ahull urtie preij recommend thu mai
ler Mrongly, etp cially a it i of o ninoh
impo tance to the ir-'curiiy of. .tbe tint
mortga'f" now held by tbein.
Y'oun Truly, L. II M ykk.
The company hartakn the road out
of tba bands of Payion & Co, and will,
I If thla propoaltion la accepted (and
will know within a few weeke) complete
tne road at once. Tbii ii important. " I
need not," nyi Col. Tylor in hn letter
to Mr. Meyer, "repreient to you th im
parlance of completing our road through
from Cairo to St. Luuii, al the earlieal
pomble moment. A prompt completion
will enable ui to at onco participate in lint
benefit of tho tmmeme Unffbi carried on
In tbe winter time from St. Louii and tbo
nort weit lo deep water and an open
r'ver at Cairo, whon the rivers above
Cilro are blocked by ice or low water,
which tbey generally become by thu flrit
f December." From what Mr. Meyer
hit laid, we btlieve tbii arrangmenl
will succeed and the road bo puedily com
plete! if matters ere allowed lo remain in
tlatuquu; but we ntk our citizxns if they
tMib ve Jir Meyer will ' urge preis rec
oininen l" Ihu purchase of the railroad sec
ond mortgago b.mdi by tbe European cap.
itallila in the event of the election ol Mr.
rtiomai Wilion to a teat on the board of
county cutumiiiloutri, a gentleman who
declare! he ii opposed to tbo road being
completed and who aim declares thai liu
will not inue the "underlying" county
bondi thu bonds which are to he collat
eral lecurity for tbe pajinent of the
money we deiire to obtain in order that
we may fintili tbe road to Murphyiboro?
We hope our readun will not act natt
ily, but will think over this matter coolly
and vote undarstandingly on lueiday
ONE OF OUH
THE CASE IN A NUT SHELL.
THE LITTLE DODfiE OF WIL
Ma. Oua:.T Your argument upon the
question ol Mr. Fnher's eligibility to iho
i ffUo of county coamlsatonur in this
morning' BullrtiK, is lawyerly and
quitoexhaustive. With no idea of improv
ing upon, or adding to it, will you al
low me to briefly itato my views, from a
somewhat different ilandpolnt?
The conitltutlon of thii itato provided
"'for ihallany perion holding any office
of honor or pfotlt undor any foreign gov
eminent, or undor tbe gov-irnmunt of the
United HtatC'i, (except poitmaiieri, whom
annutl compeniallon doei not exceed
tbe sum nf three hundred dollari), hold
honor or profit under thu
ment'of tba United Btatei, the offlca of
urveyor of th port of Cairo, and ii a
oandidato for tbe ufflc of county corneal!
,loner, under tbe uuthorlty of tbu itateof
Before it can be laid, that be Is Ineligi
ble to this latter office, It must bo deter
Fir-t That tbe ofiJceof surveyor of tbe
port of Cairn, ii one of honor or profound
Second, I'hat the otllie of county torn
mitsloner is alio ona of honor or profit,
fir the failure to uttabbah either proposi
ti n muit necnsarlly ducido '.the quenlon
in favor of bis eligibility. Whalotlloeii
one ot honor is a question uf law;
whereas, the other question, v i! what ii
one of profit Is purely a question of fact
Neiiber of thn two otllcos named are
offices of honor Avlthln the meaning ol
the constitution, wben tostud by thu well
established rule, which is tnat oflkvu ol
honor aro thoie provided (or either by the
executive, legiilttivu or judlc ary urticlei
of tho conitltutlon.
Tbo next question li, w bt is tho mean
ing of tho words nlHce of profit? Cur
lainly nut an otSce, the emoltitinns of
which fall below the actual exnemes ol It.
Profit, literally means advance or gain,
and if tho offijo of county commlcloner
brings to the incumbent three dollars per
diem while actually employed, and the
time and expense of the incumbent
amounts to and is worth this amount,
there it no pri A', no advni'co, no gain.
If Mr Fisher bulds an uffico of honor
under tho government of the United
Slaloi, and the one he now Seeks l nlto
one of honor, then it might l e well for
tba elector to pais upon the queition of
bit eligibility in advance, and withhold
iroaibiiu tin vote; but, neither otSuu be.
ing tine of honor, and the whole question
turning upon the pure q'lerlioii of fn.it
whether both are olffcti of prfi.(for II
muit be citablith'd tnat tuth are lo ren
der bliu ineligible), 1 .ubinil that it u not
within the province ot tbeelettorto p.ts
upon tbit queition A proper determina
tion of It w uld nq lira an inveitigation,
tbe heariLg uf proof, and the appli aiioli
uf the rule ut ihu law tbrrelo. Up li
tbe long-eltab'l-hei principal thai no
mall's Cate. tb tulu be j idged until be it
beard, I venture the attert on tbat no r gnt.
thinking voter w, pan upon Ibu que-tlun
of Mr. Fisher'a eligibility, but UnVe iu
determination lo tbo cour s of the coun
try, where it properly belongs.
Concede, however, tba th- propoiitlnn
that the t'ffi :m Mr. P.abernow holds is one
of profit, can we Say, at tho arne lime,
tbe one be seeks is uf ibis character 7 I
it can be demonatratod hv anv svitem of
calculation based upon facts that it it, I
would be very glad to see it. Thai the
incumbent, out of tbe per diem allowed
will realm any profit, advance himself in
the scale of wealth, gain anything In bji
world postessions, is what now nenda
Cairo, November 1, 1871.
A GuOD WORD.
OGDEN ON THE (JAIHO AND ST.
LOUIS It. 11.
IMPORTANCE OF THE U0A1) TO
IT3 KAKLY CO.MI'LKTION
A PILL OF PltAISE FOR WIL
SON TO SWALLOW.
ClltCAOt, Ootobor 17, 1873.
L. fl M i! Y tilts', ti i., Jl Sxitzu street, Now
DkahSik: Bonn nfter I rciched Chi
cgo from New York, Menra II It Pay
son St Co, called upon me for counsel and
advice in regard to their condition in con
nection wilb tbe Cairo and St. Louii rail
road ni contractors or Its uonsirurion
Until then 1 had supposed their condition
prosperous and their enterprise a vvt
promising one As their neighbor and
friend through life, hut without any per
tonal connection, obligation or Interest in
their buiiticta matters, I tin ei fully con
tented to confer with them, look iniothoir
matters and advlto them as far as I wut
able in regard to tbelr position, duties and
I soon discovered that they were seri
ously embtrra-snd by tho Inability to not
tlitt town and county bonis iluu them and
to hocorne due them hs the work pro.
Kri sted, and which bonds had, under spn
clai provisions of law for their s-un in
nid of said rod, been legally voted for by
the people of the retpectivo counties hiii)
towns nlnni; thu line of the roud. A
lhe bonds were promised ibe contractor
by thu Cairo and St Lout IUII'oad Com
pmy as the work progressed, anil me
$400,000 of them were already dim the
contractor", but the company c uld not
deliver them then, or until lliedeci-ior: of
tho courts upon legal steps already taken
to output thiilr delivery, and a P.y-on tt
To wi ro not In a condition to await such
legal decision, it was propootd, Hftur an
interview with the board of dlrui tors, v. ho
vury properly and willingly consenttd
Ihul tho railroad company should author,
ixonnd' Is-ue $8i0(i00 t-mht pur n. nt
semi annual lnteret twenty year bonds
at onse, th samii to bu secured by second
mortgago on the railroad, and to be fur
ther seciirod by pledge and atslgnmunt ol
tbe iP&GuOoof county and town bonds
voted and promised in aid of said road,
but not yui delivered, which town and
county bonds bore a like rata of interest
and were to havo a similar time of pay
ment as tho new Itmo of railroad bonds
they were pledged to secure
With this nuw issuo of bond, which
was promptly, made, It was hoped that
money could bo raised to carry tho road
lo completion. The panic entile before
tbey were put upon thu market, and pro
vnted any disposition being mudo of
tbem for the time being.
I vlslttd th lino of the Cairo and Bt.
Louis railroad and went over it to tho
Big Muddy river tninui, at Murphysboro,
twice, Tbe road is completed from Ut,
(and Inoludlng spur, side tracks, ninety
olgbt mile of track bat been laid), and
baa equipment enougb for lU present
needs, and of excellent character. The
coal car weigh four tons, and carry eigbt
ton of coal a largo dlOVrenco In favor of
tbo cheap transportation on n narrow
(juge railroad over a wldu one. 1 found
elx nbelti and good tnacblnery for raising
0l"'Aa" '"'ly for operation and equal to
'f-m i00 f cal per day, at Murpbye
boro. There are other shaft on tbe lino,
tid many new one being sunk. In my
iwciuy-llve year' oxperlence In building
and managing railroad., I thiok I tmver
sawn new line of road start off wltb an
equal promlsoof a traffic equal to lis ca
I'aclty as this road does. I went to Cairo,
and from all I -aw and could learn, I think
thntraflli! at that end, when completed,
Will be about, If nut qullo, equal to thu
other. The Want of coal delivered at
Cairo tor thn largo and over-Increasing
steamboat trade there, and to supply tbu
wholo country from Cairo to New Or
leans, 1,000 miles, and the admitted supe
riority or this Big Muddy eoul over all
others for thai great supply, seems lo
linuro a trade from the start fully iqui.1
to tbe capacity of a single traok .
1 Inquired of all the leading Iron ore
smelter! and or the rolling and puddlltur
mill men at St. Louis and Carondolet at
to the quality and merits of this coal,
and Ilia almusl or quite universal e'xpret.
Ion was: "Admitted to be thu best ciut
for m iking Irou in tb world '
Kxtravaganl, postibly, but an emphatic
convicti-n at leait. At the meeting of
tbo board of directors of ihu Cairo and
ijt L uis railroad, held at Uast tit Louii
on tho 1 Oth of September, it wat suggu-.
tud to Mr. II. U. Payson tbat prlnii
lhy had butler deliver that part uf the
r..nd now In operation, from St. Louii to
Murphyilairo, to the company, as it wa
siibrlanually paid for, and ought not, in
caie tif tbelr Inability to meet their obli
gations to be bed liable in any way lur
Hum They vry cheerfully and giadly
concurred, and tbu road was delivertd
over in the company, and is now operated
by it, ar.d it earnings from tbe beginning
materially exceeds IU uidinary operating
apeiiter; and if tbe ptntc subaldes and
tbe renewal ot buineas begins in time,
it Is confidently hup-d and belinved that It
net earLltigt, ty April next, may lj tqual
to the payment of tit months' lnlereat,
theti falling due, un all of its uutilaiidiiig
dtal mortgage bonds. Iv duei nut aem to
admit uf doubt Ibat, if completed, tbe
road would more than provide for internal
on all uf its first and second mortgage
1 think it important to all concerned
thai it bo completed without delay. Thu
grading and bridging ol tbe road from
Murpbysboro to Cairo i lubitanlially
Tne silimated coil of completing the
track and luperaiructur wai tuT.GM, in
cluding I.COu tona of raili yet needed, al
8i ($l30,00 i), .nd including chain, or
nxd joint, Ac, for ixty mile! of track
and aide-track. To tbii will bavn lobe
aided now at lean $.'6,000, and poiiibly
$10,000; to carry to completion, lay, $300,.
00J in all. A year' delay'i will add
to the coil large. y, Tbe ilea nuw on hand
will gel icaltered and burned, Iron ou
hind may gut leUud and diverted b
crediton, or other!. A Paysou A Co. are
now io crippled by their loiiea and tb
panic, that, though di.puied to do all their
duty and tltiiah the road, they cannot rely
al all upon being ablo lo do io without co
operation and 'aid from tome quarter, and
nobody bui thy are io deeply mturuld
In tbo great tavingi n tbu coit of com
plot in,' thu road and lecuring in oarningi
at once, at tbo bondholder!,
Prompt action ii very important to all,
it leemi to rao, and I think jou ihould
confer witb bondholder! fully, and lug-
geit, if you think well, that prompt ac
tion which will quickly complete the road
without wuctu and Itiaure tba Important
ruturm tbat await it coniplitliou,
Pataon & Co. aro most willing and faith
ful, but evil limm huvu overtaken them,
and they tun not raisu the small amount ot
money neuunary lo complete, ibe road now,
but will readily pledge ibu $150,oOCol
boudi in tbu hand of the company to ef
fect that i bji t, nnd will do anything ttlte,
in tboir power ibat may bu n quired ol
tbem lo compltte the road tbey io hope
fully began mid fuiihluily conducted until
I ihall bo in New York about the end
of tbii month, when, if you wish, I will
comniutn am mure in detail in thla mut
ter. Yours, vury truly,
Signed W. B. Ouijbi.
Reported Expressly for the Bulletin.
THE OLD WORLD.
IUSMAI.C AND THE OATHO
F tA OK.
Pah a, November I Menage from
Prealdenl MauMnlioii will bu received at
the opening of the Anemhly.
BhKMN, Novuiubnr I. Prlnco Bis.
intrk na resolved lit uninion the Oalho.
i u Buhopi who refuiu to comply with the
government meaeurus in rulation to the
ujceiiaelical tuiider of their ruiigiiutious.
a pa in.
Madhid, Novumber 1 A dispatch has
been lucilved announcing the difeat ol
the Carlists under Instany, by tho i a
lional troops. Tbo Insurgents fiud in
ViraNA, November 1. Negotiation!
between Austria and Turkey for thu set
tlement of the difference between the two
power", arising from thu conduct of tho
Austriai consul in llotna, and tha Turk
l.li nolo of tho European cabinet in re
lition thereto, me progresing favorably,
Turkey It disposed lo give the most corn
plute satisfaction. The Russian govern
ment has Instriirtrd Gen. J, Oratiff, its
ambassador at C initantinople, to support
Austria Count Audrassy, Austrian pre-'
aaaaaaaaaaaaaataiaai aaia atataiia -r at.- rap..- 'i i.wpanain aaaa
B. OLA lp LIN A CO. WILL NOP
THE FIKM UAID TO BE SOLYBNT.
THF.Y NOTIFY THE BNK8 THAT
MORE ABOUT THE F-ll.UREOF
CONDITION OF AFF X IKS OF A. dt
MUST HAVE TIME OR OO INTO
JUHOR OF THE STOKES CASE AR
RESTED! CONDITION OF OUR EXPORT
FUNERAL SERVICES ON THE RE.
MAINS OF JOHN C. UfcKNAN.
YoHK. NoVeinnur 1 Tt,. ,t.u
pataed better than wai expected S -on
alter mtoillguiicu reache.1 the street that
here was no inuaediato danger of the
tuipeiuwf, ul UUflin A Co., and when it
neiam.. known tbat the bans were In no
troublu on tba ureenback qu-stion, tbe
feeling on tho riock exchange improved
aud a rlo in the entire market w i bar
acter zed by a audden activity in sptstula
live stocks Money in demand al MCt
J percent,, cIosinB al 1-13. Oold opened
il 8 sold up to j, and went off lo 1 again,
fl-iallyr-lo.ini: t Clearing!, 3.1,R7
I'O. Treasury di.bursemenu $66 -,0o0.
Oovernnient bonds comparatively steaiy.
Slate bond quiet Railroad and mi see),
aoeous speculation feverlth and unsettled'
t.)-day.$2e4,00d. in si'ver bars.
TUB O IO TRfaT C MP ANT
w clled in tho United State Ditlrlct
Court to-day in thu bankruptcy ctlen iar,
and November lllh appolnted'for a bear-
OUR KXroltr TBADH.
The export trade wa never In a bttar
condition than at preaent. At le.tt, al
lh steameri leaving are lon-te 1 to th I
utmoit capacity, and ratei were ro ve
hli-herthan now Tho Import trade, i
fallen away to aim-it nothinif, at.
teatners arriving ara often i.ut half rul
Thi falling tiff ia especially noticeaMe I
in the antrum of dry -;odi Import, d.
n. B CLATLIN A CO.
noliflol the ai.ociaied batiki to-d-y th
they were not in neel of any atiittan u,
The. failure of Hoyt, Sprague A Co.ai'i
in iree uru male hy rumor of the bou
of U B Claflin A Co., baa called atte
tlon to th dry trade, ar.d Ii qui
howi that trantaotioni ara lihl and ct
fined to the wanu of current trade. T
drouth, il Ii thouitht. will continue un
It can be d-flnately ascertained that l
dlfflculties will be over come. In t
event business will taan a fresh -ti
The raoae nf M ar. ftl.ttl- A. r.t
sendiiiK word to tha clranne bouse u
they would not deliberate In their cj
Ion er than Ihelr own banks and mrc
tile friends were sufflcleiit for Deceisll
They have done a great deal tout
clearlni- away exlstintj difficulties anc
a.auring tbe business community 4
merchants have, faith in one a'notj
and am ready to glvo assistance.
Mr Kohlnton, of tha firm ot II. B. CI
A C. stopped in his sal' of coo ls to '
to say: "This hmite will not stop ; It ,
not fail; it (a as solvent a any hout
ihe United Statea. ' While another ni
iM-..,r n.n. ..Li . ..i... .. .-II
..., ... uiii. - ft. uui anvil mTlA
beyond our liabilities, and for ono ti 5
lievn that we can fail, Is to stump bu'
idiot." Earlv In tho da v the aainu nih.
aaid : "Jl is true we are sutTering a
Hiiih-rraimiient, and have allowed J
tccounla tit mature; but al regard! l'
they havn all been promptly paid '
do not i our own paper, but we lei
of other bnuiei .with our mdofsmen
porhapi one of thu principal cauies
havo led to our emarrament wa
weover-rsachedouraMlvcs in our ndt
lo assist Uovt, fclpraiue A Co. I d
care to say that wa pure
of tbem to tho amount
million this week, but wo I
very heavily. Wo aro now neeM
for altaiico of somo sort froai the
and other corporations. If w suci
our efforts, nvervthing will run alA
inn regular grooves, li we run to j'
ittance, we will bo compeliod to
extension upon our open arcoun
tmlea our receipt are ample t
chlla Now, don't understand me
that (allure la at all probable; it
poaibli. Il l simply absurd tc
tucb a thing possible "
Thu Expresa my. Amid the f
gloom ot tbo weuk tbu Improved .
in bank t iicli s was a bright spot I
ing tne week the banks gained iar
leital tender, and now nold more
almost any tlmu since tbe preVal
ranuement wai started. The d '
recklest banking is past; nnd we h
clear-headed bank presldunlsin ib i
ing House will givu tbisuj-'Ci f
itainziiliin their early aiiuiitio ,
inquiry nt thu freiglit offices of It I
that railroads it was a.cerlaln
'heir trrlg t business Was suffu i
v.tM'v fr.im flri-nnl-l il latiiati.tiflH
m n y cae railroad companlt
largely cutting down expense by
tlon of waives and discbarsta or w
Nearly 800 mon are thrown ou
tilovmoiit hy partial suspension
at Planet mills, an ext nslve carp
Intc establlthmenl in South Bronl
is said the mills wll beclos'd un ,
Thursday next. To-day 6.J of
at work on the Dolawaruand llu
nal nornpmy's hullding nt uck,
borers t n tlie lame job sfurk all
The funoral nf Rev. Dr. J hi
D D, of England, known I" this
as an opponent nf Chas. B'adloti
placo this morning from Ut. Lt
Tho funeral service over thii
of John C. Heenan will he hel
row In tho Church of. Holy Inncl
ter which tha body will bo col
Albany lor intern ent.
A jurok akkrstkd.
James Delos Center, unit of I
in thn Stokua' cam n arreaieM
and lodged in the cell t ecu pled 'i
afier thu ihootlne of Kuk.
jury i believed to have indlcte
dtiregarainir nt nti'i, in ne a
It A I LKOAD aTATBUKNV
Louihvillb. November l.-f
rnent of tha aarnlnsi of tbu tf
railroad for September. Juit mi
lhm tnhntUI TOS "4! 110.00
cf corresponding month of 18
the largest amount evr pl'
orndit of earnins on account
for anv one month.