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THE UA1U0 J)AILY BULLET'JV, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18,1874.
jMcial FasMtrof tlinClljr euait Oonatjr.
JOliNlLOllKHLY. K.Jilor and l'ublither
TJEHMB OKTUUC DAILY KULLKTIN
On wmk, by oarrier te 'A'
OMTMTbr earrier, tukdrnnco to 00
Dm year Vf carrier il not ld lu
Bm Meatk, by mail 1 00
rkfMntmibj 8 00
Ob yw., i 10 00
or wxuklt nuLT.rriN.
Oat .Year tl 00
lx Month 7ft
Tfcm Month r0
Invariably In advance,
csuliac Mtlr Try pace,
THUJ ILLINOIS KAIL
LETTER OP JOHN II. OUKItLY TO
UAllo, Illinois, Auguat 11, 1870 To
Messrs. Cook, Urown and I'oaraou, Kntl
road Ootnmlstloners Gentlemen . Tour
determination to make one schedule f
freight and Bessemer rates for all tin
i railroad of this taio It, I bsllevi-, unwise.
, The more I study tbe subject tho stronger
i Ibis belief become. 1 cnnut, a I mutt
! write In creat haste, itatn lo you in n
manner satisfactory to myself tho reasons
which bar led in to this conclusion.
Some of tbem I mentioned at the cnufiir
nee lait week, and a fow other I ilinll
.put upon record In this communication.
In the first place, in tho law undor
which you purpoto to mako the propoted
general Kbodulo, you arj cxpretsly
directed (tea. 8) to uako for each of tho
railroad corporation doing buinet In
this states, schedule or reasonable tnaxt
tnuai rale of charge for the traniporU
tfon of passengers, freight and car, on
abbot tald railroad. Thl section furihvr
prof idea, that a toon a you have pro
pared a Kbedul for a railroad '.corpsra
tion, yon (hall make publication of it in a
newapsperpubllahed at Springfield, and
that, after a data named, a!d achedule
. aball, in iuil brought against any railroad
J corporation doing buiincis in the state, in
which luit the charge of Md corpora
tion for tbe transportation of freight, etc.,
are involved, be tako in all court in tbii
J state, a prima fucla evidence that tlio
. rates therein flzod are roasoaablo niaxl.
I mum charge upon the railroad for which
; said schedule mayhavo been respectively
- prepared. Tbe letter or tho lection nm
; phatlcally direct tho preparation or a
J chedulefor each railroad corporation do-
log builneu In thl unto. Thorn can, 1
J believe, bo no doubt of thit, and therefore
unlet you can And in tho ipirlt or the t ci-
tion a contradiction of It letter, your
conclusion to prepare ono chedule for all
such corporation oannot bo sustained by
tbe law under which you propose to act.
, In seeking to jmtify your proposed ac
. tion, X un Jorstaud you to maintain thli
propoiitloa, that If tho rate you may fix
for on road, should bu. in your opinion,
tbe rates which should alto bo &xo for
, another toad, there cm nxlsl no reason
why a tcbedula thoHld be prepsred for
each that, if you should decide that tbo
rate fixed by ynu tut two roads, ibould
o rase nxeu tor all llie road in the slate,
uu Atmammj van cult lor UlOrO Wan One
tcneauie. me ressonlni: I Ingonlou', but
ius conclusion i unsalislaclerv, and
proper construction of tbo l Vmii,i
have no doubt, convince you that you can-
mwuut uuiug violence io lis spirit at
"iior, mainiaio your present po-
. I am well grounded in tho belitl that the
Jegislature nevor for a moment thout;ht
iJiat tho commissioner could, in the ftca
of the plain language of the law of May
u, iota, como to mo conclusion that rate
prepared lor a general aohedulo would sit
afy the requirement ot section 8; but if
I am mistaken, I hold tbii to bit on in
controvertible proposition, that, If you
should conclude that rate mav bo etb
lUhed aud applied to all thn'roads, tlio
rates mutt be puliibed In a achedula for
The law defines railroad corporations to
U "all carporatlooa, companlm or hull
viduels now owning or operating, or
wbicb may nereaner own or opomto any
railroad, in wboleor iu part in thUttnte:'1
and also all pert6n. Uriu ami eo mnanfim
and asteciauont of penon, whether In
corporated or olhorwUo, that shall do bul-
nees a common rarrlura on env of tho
line of railroad In thmtato." From this
definition tbe conclusion U doducoJ Hint a
company wbitth it not m railroad com
pany, and person and llrras, may boeotue
railroad corporations, altbouh tlipy hnvo
nn (mIa.a.. I. ...... ! t , T. . .
v .uk .it muj furuu in lue tthie.
Tbe law directs you to mekoasctedulH for
each association of psronr, Urni ond
ccuapaaiei as woll as for each railroad
compaay. 1 cannot understand how you
could fix a rate of freight reawnable tn
lb Obicsgo and Alton Kail road company
which would beapplicablo to tbo butinet
done by person controlling the Ked, Ulue,
Greaortarllnon some other railroad.
Tb bntlnej ol railroad rompanloa and
or these individual or ancclated common
carriers, appear to be to dUsitullur, to be
Influenced and controlled by coniidora
tion o unlike, that a rchrvlule for tho
companies would not lo a proper sched
ule for the other common carrier and
I might here proporly unter into mi ar
gument to prove that rate which rolht
not be high enough on road doing a light
buslne; that ratoi on north and routh
road might not be proper ratw on out
and west road j that rates on roads esiy
and cheaply operated might be too bih
on roads operaltd with dlllleulty and
at great expente, etc, but I have neither
time nor ditpotitlooMo do so. In reply
you would probably y thai roads doing
littl businot work for loww r rate tban
eUMlhd and paying roads j that thmx
penes of operating a road on tbe amount
f business by It should not ba inWnn i.,i
conslderslion when a tcbedulo of mi fnr
the road is being prepared.and that tbere-
xor tea rate should be srontral. 1 cannot
aeree with you. but If 1 wore to ,lmit
that you are correti in this belief, thn re
ply is, that tbe legislature when It onattid
.i..i..i.i...i . . , t ... .
uo vTiucutiy uenevea vnai more wa
something in tbo buslnou of each rallro'.d
corporation requiring a cbcdulo Tor eueb
oi sucu corporation containing dif.
ferentlal rates eitabliihed on tbo amount
oi Dusiaass aone, tbe coil of operating,
ta, and graduated according to quanti
ties, class, direction and dittanea. vn
may b right in your conclusions, and, a
trguiaion, may nave aiaea in tbo ouact
ment of a better law tban the one of May
lAf linl. kui, . . ....
but tba legislature, not haviog tb bane'
w jm BUTICO, rimi io anoiner con-
oiuaioa a- commlnalcnors you ctnnnt
corrce ina misiaaf of tb IfclsUturo,
iiumuifU am qui inuiauen, you
hav but oao course to pursue, and tin.t i.
to execute tb law a you find it, and al
low tba responsibility for Its imperfections
to fall upp iU author.
Tha rats that are to be fixed by vou
in tba proposed aohedules are to bo b'old
as only prim facit resionabl. It Is,
therefor, In my oplaion,your duty to not
prpart a Kbedul la any manner that
nay vaakn tb prasuaaptlon tbst llie
rats aoatalaed in it are resicnable.
Would not the preparation of a general
schedule weaken tbe protumptlon of tbe
rcatonablenen of the rale contained in
it Y If llie maximum rate fixed in a
goneral tchedulo were just high enough to
o not unreasonably high on a road doing
much builrinst, or on k road carrying
freights and patiengera groat distances,
would not tho presumption thntruch rates
woio high inougli on ma in doing not
much business, or on short roads bo crcnt-
ly woakenori, and would not tho people go
Into court at a great dliadvalitage undor
such nacheuulo, In cases ngatntl non-psy-ing
or short rotds 7 If, on the other bund,
the rate fixed thould bo rpM-onnHo inoxi
mum i nte for now and wunk roadt, would
net tu(h ratot, being goneral, give tbo
road doing heavy buslntts tlio rppottu
nity to legally extort rrom iho shipper
patronizing them 7 Wculd it not bo le
difllcult loconvlncon jury tbat rntoi es
tablished for all the roads were not rea
sonable when applied to a particular road,
than it would bo to convince tho inmn ju
ry tbnt rates, possibly the sme, prepared
for that partloular rofd woro nol rfaon
nble not blgb ennugh?
Hut, whotucr a gtinoral fcbodulo, no
mstto.- bow prepared, could ba made pri
ma facie ovlilimco under thu law, has not
been dbtiirmined. Tlio rulo of evidenco
ostablishod by section 8, U a statutory
rulo chant;lUK the common law rule, and
it must urni will bo construed strictly.
Now, siippoio you prepare, as thu
law directs you to do, n schedule for
utch rowl, ami after tl.o Klttoonth
of January noxt you bring mil
against the Chicago and Alton railroad
company for oxtortlonnto chrg'i on
freight from Chiungo to dpringllold. Votl
introduco ovidenco sbowini; that the road
hn charced "iicenls lior 1(0 pound from
OliltfiL-i) to b'nrlnirli'ld. Then, under rcc-
lion H you nut In evidence tho rrhudiiln
ynu hiiVH proparod for ths Chicago and
Alton rnlKOKd corporation, wlilcli scb.J
ulo shows the roiiMinnblo msxlinum rnto
per 100 pound from Obicsgo to Spring
held ts be SO cents. Thu charge of nx
lortion Is thu mado out, prima facie., and
tnu burden is thrown upon i)m rail
roud corporation to provo that tho rato
charged by thu corporation it roaiunnblo.
Hut lupposo you propnrn a i;nnorr.l (ched
ule establishing for nil tho roads rates pur
mile, and tho Ohlcago and Alton rtilto.vl
company should chargo 75 cents por luo
pounds of freight carried by it from Chi
cago lo Springfield and you thould begin
suit ngatntt it for extortion. You would,
as In tlm other suit, introduca nvidunoennd
prove that thn roi l charged 76 cunts per
100 pounds, from Cbiceg'i to tipritigllvld.
Then you would attempt to introduco your
coneral tcliedulu in which thu
rata fur tho dltUr.Ru butoon
Chicago and fjpringllold was llxed
at, say 50 cents por lou pounds. Tbo at
torney for tho rond wsulil nblect. bCHUto
tho hcodulo would cr,t bo a cchodule madu
for tbo Chicgo and Alton railrond com
piny, and tlmreforo ettnblish no prima
facie rosaonablo tnaxlmuni thIoi butwcon
Chicago and npringfinlil, or (or that dis
tanco on tint unmpauy'a roaa. Tho rulo
of construction being strict, Is it not prob.
kdIu that tho court would sustitiii tbo ob
jeciion- nnu you would eltbnr liavo to co
out or court or bo cooipulled to establish
your caso under tho common law rulo bv
taking tlio butdori of proof unon Vnur
aelvns7 And thus, might not the object
or ine legiiiniuro in enacting rec'.fon 8 be
ueieaton ny your inlslako? Ily doing
what tho logislaturo lias directed you to
do by makluc a scbelu1o for etch road
you will miko plain your way in litiga
tion with tltt roads; by doing what you
b-jlievuyou tuny do by making u gcnernl
scheduln you will plant the sood of vary
nuricnio quoiiions, you win involve vour
selves in now dlfllcultlcs, and tliiflciiltic
an airuaay too nuinflrous.
I do not intend to ray that ynu may
not exeroisM in preparing tho tuhndulo,
your discretion and coostruo tho law in
the interest of tb people. I helium tlio
contrary. Ssotiun H ileelares that If a
railroad corporation shall charge, etc., the
same or a greater amount tor any dlstanco
man is charged lor a greatur alstance It
shall bo guilty, rii facie, or unjust di
crimination,and thut itrhall not bodenmod
amllleirnt cxcusnor imtlflcatlon or such
diiicrimination cm tho part of inch railroad
corporation tbnt tho railway Gtillon or
point at which it madn such cbargn, etc.,
it n Ustlon or point nt which them -x
ills competition with imothor railroad or
other means or transportation. This was
law before it v eoactod bv tho leirisla-
ttiro, Tho lancuagu Is that of tbo supremo
court of tbo rtato, us announced by .fudge
Lnwrenca in thn Mol.onn caso. Hut to
cliarijo the famo or morn for any dW-
tancu tuan Is cnargtHl for a groator
distanrn, though ''on its face" un
just incrimination, may not bo unjust
discrimination. It may bodlscriininallou
in tbo Interest of tho paoplo. This doc
trine was itlso announced in thn euprciuo
court, in tho caso mentioned nbova. If,
thorofore, you should ascertain, in your
Investigations, that, at cort&lu points on
any road, such discrimination might bo
allowed to thu udrantazo of thu public.
you might, In my opinion, propaio your
tcbuduies so as to allow such dUcrlmiua-
tion. For instance, it is to tbe advan
tage or tbo publio that thorn should ba
competition between railroads, nnd horo
toforo i railroad in compotltlon for
through freight with h shorter road, has
cnrrlod through freight ovor it lino ror
me samu amount charged by thn shorter
road ror iu tb rniltih freight. Undor thn
law, JioGTur, ir tbo longer road dons so
now, it must do Its way buslnass at a low
er rato tban that on which thn shorter
road doc iu way business. Thus the
longer tomX msy bo drivou out r
competition with tho chortor roud
and bo compelled to wako un Its
ois on its way businnss. ir in vour
opinion this is to thu disadvantage of tho
public, you might, 1 bellovo, arrango your
schedules so that tho shorter or two roads
having tho lame tnrmini miirht charge a
reasonable amount for doing it through
business, and allow tho longer road to
carry through rreigbt for thn tame amount
eciween mo lorminl, and yet charge on
Its way business tbe tamo rato chnrgod by
the shorter rond on Its through business.
'Whether it would lio wiso to do this I
bavo not tufilclently investigated the
question to dctormlno, myself, but that
thu iimr uu wv iu ninv uvi:urumilC-0 WHO
the spirit of tbo law I liave no doubt
The IntereM I feel in tho sneers of the
law, and particularly of section R, mutl
latod as it lis 1'roti by 'tho railroad inn
natblzers, and your lequost for my opin
ion on this tubjnot, must bmny excusn for
tbo undue length, of tbl lettor. Truly
Ban Fiumcucq, iobruary 17. Tho
Steamer Oily of Molbourno brings
particulars of thn death ot the iUwM,m
bin.. T ... ult, .11.. I1.I..1I.... ... .
roisonasuer.nuxpi.ctcd ror tuveral daw.
niu umiiiuorii ui ruinei orunrod a
meeting of tbo legislative nsmmbly for
the l'Jih or February lo coaifdrr the son
dition of afl'nirs. At a mats inetiting on
tho Uh tba p'xiplo at ICawrhlat declared
in fwvor of David KalUkiu a the king's
successor. Queen llmtoa, widow or Ktrn.
chatka, is alto named a the siicreMor,
and tboro will probably bo u nv,irif con.
tost in the lcelslaturo over tbii euccestluu.
The U. H. .Steamer Tuscaror lias ),ft
at Honolulu wbwicn shi proreodel im
mediately, rounding ror Chlun n'lJ Japan
cables nows from fyuni-y, not important.
Ling Luoalito died Fohruarv 3d or
broncial disease, agd thirty.nfnB yeeri.
Bit amer Tucror brfnss tbn nf,
Reported Expressly for the Bulletin,
ItOM) SUINDI.K ON THR XKW YOKK
Till- TKMlVEItANCi: MOVEMIIXT IS
OHIO still i:aui.c.
DKSTItlJCriVKFIKK ATS1XH SIXU,
FUimint fhom the kj:at of the
Xz: YoiiK, February 17. Tho Slock
Kiohango was irifoiinyj b' lutlors to-day
ol a new iisue of tun million dollar In
stock In tho Toledo, Wabash and Wattorn,
aud nltio liiilllons In tho Wostorn Union
Tidegraph. Tbn cll'ect wat a decline of J
to 3 por cunt and a great deprestlon iu tho
cntirn list. The lulters are provod to ho
a oa?AT IT.AUIl
was prepflraltid on thu .Stock Kxchinii'o to
day, IbugruatoM in tho history of thu in
stltutiun. After a second call an Individ
ual handed to one of thu pages or tho
boud a letter addrcssud to Mcse II.
Wliuelook, vicu.prosldunt, which the nana
dolivared to tbn ginlloman naiiind,
rund it to thu board, which wai
as follow c:
WltJiTSIltf Ukiok TeLKDCAI'U Co,1
Nkw Yohk, February' 17. j
Aleses It. Wheolock, V'icu-l'reiident of
Iho titouk KxchHtigo :
s A rrquirod by thu rul( of the New
York Stock Kxciango, you ar hereby in
tormnd that tho directors of this company,
after tnatiiru deliberation, and mil
ing as thoy boliovu In uccordanco with
tb.) iiliiniHta licit InlurosU of company,
bavo deciibkl to increase tho capital
stock of this company from 41,(17.1,110
dollars to tlfty million dollars. Tho pro
coeds of thn sale of tho additional slock
togulher with Iho sale of $7,'J05,235 of
sleek lately in tho possosllon of tbo com
pany, ye bo expended in repairs and Im
provement ot ine prosont lines and tb
flitiUHlon of tho Hues of the company to
nonrly all tho pot nlllca In tho United
Ktnlex and for tho establishment of a line
to Ouliforni and Moxlco. Tho directors
bog JoHVo to ttitto that wbiln tbo ostabllth
inent of riuw lines may delay a little tho
oxpectod dividends to stocUholdur, thay
oxpro's a confident bono that by thus tak-
inn poescs'ioii of tho whole Held nnd ef
fectually thwarting the I'stablithment of
n rival company, thn iiltiiiiatn valua
tho stock will be in no way diminished
and tbat reasouublo dividends can bo
pild at no distant day. Yours truly,
Signed,! William On'-rov.
Hardly had thu roading of this loiter
bouii llnmiiid wliiin ono of tho pages o
thu board was banded another loiter ad
urecteu to tlio vlca president, which watt
road by that gcntlnman as follows:
Tulodo, V abash and W estern Ky , 1
Fobruary 17lli.l871. t
To tho vice president of tho New York
stock exchsngo. In accoidanco with thu
rules or tho stock oxchnnco you itro hero
by notified tbat at tbn oxpirntiou of thirty
days this company will icstm n hUPdrod
thousand sharos of additional capital
stock, Increasing thu common stock of tho
company from 15 to 1!& million dollars.
The proceeaa oi sucn aillltionul sharos
will bs utcd for the puroliato of nnw roll
lug stock and cnginoi, and for ropairs of
tho present rolling stock; for constructing
new bnngos, tor ouiicnng nuuiiiotml aou
bio tra:k, for tho purchaso of steel mils,
for obtaining improved terminal facilities,
and for olnor similar purposes or iho
company. Very retpaciruiiy,
IShtned.l J. 1). Cox.
Tim reading or those lottar caused
creat cxoiUmunt un 'Changn, aud Immedi
ately there was a gonetal ttampeda lo soil
stocks, esiieuinily 1., Y. i: Wabash.
Amid thn goneral confusion soma .of
tlio members of tho board had good sense
onougn to examine the ieiturs, ond lining
familiar with tho signatures ot .Messrs.
Orth nnd Cox, pronounced tbom fori:orius
Tbn otllcors of oxohange immeJinldTy sent
louers to inn wnsiern union leiegrupii
company and Wabash Hallway company.
Tho Wabash lottor won returned with tbn
following note at tho foot :
" Tho abovo is not genuino. 31r. Cox
is in Toledo, and thoro has boon no meot
ing; neither is Hits Mr. Cox's slgnlturo.
T. AV. BoiuQi, Transfer Clerk.
NOTE FKOMt OETOf.',
ilr. Orion eont tlio following rnply on
behalf of bis compuny :
New Vn&K. February 17. 1874.
To II. O. Chaplain, Esqr., Frotident Sto.-k
hxclmngo : 1 navo jutt learned mi an
nouncemout has buuu mado on stock ex
change that tbo director of tho VYostorn
Uniou lulugrapn Company havo recoutly
voted to incronsi) their capital to $60,000,-
000. This nnnounceuiont bas no
foundation ; in fact no muoting of
directors h bean held for several
months, nor has thu matturof thu incrotso
of the capital stock of tho company lienn
a tubjeot of considuration at any meeting
of thu eiecutivo committoo
V 11,1.1am OaToK, rresidunt,
Delnotlvos nro already on tho track
of tho parpetratoit of tbcia forgorlos.
ll is especieu mai a naiiutomo re
ward will be oH'cred for Ihe de
aectlon ot' tho forgers. Tho vlro presi
dent is blamed by somo of thu nieinbnrs
for reading letter without first consulting
tho president of tbe exchange, and it
is slated that this mailer put
under discussion. IZtory cllort will bn
iimdn to ferret out this audacious swindle
on tho stock oxchange.
The Commercial sajs tho most tus.
piclous fuaturo or thu nefarious transau
tbn it, Mr. Wheclock assuming to act as
vtccj prosidont nnd reading tha forgd
communication from tho "Western Union
Telegraph and "Wabash otHocs, whon ho
is nothing moro than chairman or tbo
Uoor comiiiitte. Mr. Wheolock is an old
member t tho stock exchange and has
suklainad a reputable character up to this
time. It behoove tho board to innaira
Into bis dealing in thorn stocks, as well as
lo find out who havo boon late buyer aud
sellers, ror tbemtelvcs and othr partlos.
The sales of WoiWn "Union stock aftur
thn forced lidtars were rerulvad amounted
tn 65,000 shares, hnd that of Webnub to
Lo.niio.v, February 17, Dr, lloke, an
Knglish traveller, reports that ho hat dls.
covered tba trim Jit. .Slnai. It U fltuatcd
one day's Journey norlhottt of the village
of Akabs, Arabia, at an elevation of 6,.
fiOO feat ahovo the luvel or tho tn, Dr.
lleko says ha round tho rrinalns or ani
mals that bad boon sacriOcrd, IIo also
discovered a slnulntic inscription, which
I1KRI.IM, February 17. At the request
of the American rnsldlng h re, Kev. J.
is io ueuvur a irciuru ue-
tlplivu of tha late mtl.calhollu mectlne
In HI. .lames Halt, London. He will alto
repeal hit ipoech dellvored on lha occa
Ci.kavla.mi, o., February 17. Thu
Hoikld special from Sandusky, says In the
caso of tho Cincinnati, Sandusky and
Cleveland railroad cotnpany,calnt Hush
V. Hloane, lb defendant ialled to appor
and his bond, $10,000, was declared ror
fleted. The oxcitoment lu regard to this
matter la very groat.
KiciiMbsp, Fobruary 17. l'sgo Me
Carty, recently convicted of duelling, wa
to day pardoned by Governor Kempor.
Tbe pardon lot forth that the tole ground
upon which exoutivo clemency Is extend
ed ia, tbat physicians certify further con.
tlnonient will bu fatal to McCarty.
Sing- Sins, S. Y.
HtNU Sio, February 17. The flro hero
thl morning broko out In Olive Hall, and
baforoit was got under control destroyed
twenty-ilx placoa or busines, principally
on Main, Spring and Leonard struets and
Central avenue. Most of the buildings
worn of wood. Ulivo hnll was a new brick
structure four sloriet high. Tho Uo orig
inated from tho hcator in Ulivo ball. Lots
Jllo,000. Insurance $7,700.
.lui'l'EIiin.svit.l.K, Fobruary 17. Tho
ladles temperance union mado u flank
movotuent on iho non-union elomont this
morning by quiotly assembling at tho
I'reabytoilau church, to tho iiumbur of
tevonly, whuro all reporters and poNons,
not memburt of thu union, were axcludud.
After these secret prollminary arrangi;
ments were elTootod and they marchol to
Johnson's saloon In the eastern part of
tho city, who met thorn kindly but posi
tively rufuted to sign tho plcdgo. Suvural
hymns wuro sung and prayors woro of
fered up ihfit bedimmod many oyc.
Fro this point thoy moyed down lo
Loonard Carl's saloon on Chestnut street.
Hero tbo doors wuro closed and dovo
tional oxeruUes wore bold on thu sidewalk
and trcot. liy this time tho crowd bad
increased to fevoral hundrod. At this
hour, 8 o'clock, services are boiuir held
in tho street in lront of Caspar Liinsmiiii.s
saloon, which is closed. Tbn movement
to fur tc-ilay ha bven exceedingly quiut
and orderly Tbo boisterous manner
shown by tbo bummors yesterday stoma
lo have subsided. An vat no etlect has
boon produced upon any of thu saloon
Omaus, :el., Fobruary 17.-'I bo
report telegrapod yesterday about the In
dlane having attacked tho suttlen of Red
Willow, rfobraska, proves to bo untruo.
(ion.Ord riceivoJ n telegram to-day from
ri. jiicj-uorson, wnicn savs the mail car
rier bats just arrivod from Ked Willo
end reports that thoro is no alarm there,
anu wiai no auacic uas noon made. Jle-
foro recoiving this nw, a company of
cavalry bad buen ordered out in that di-
rrction. A ctrrior has boen sunt to recall
them. News to-day from tho vicinity of
ft. Laramio is inegrp,indIcato thn hostili
ties ill niu vicinuj' or una Cloud and
Spotted Tail agencies aro not imminent,
.Mr- Connolly, in cbargn of this
agency and supply trains, was
killed on tbo I3tb, in an attack
mado near tho l'lattu rivor. Kronteer
mcn continuo lo como in with their ftml.
lies, fooling unrafo. Arrivals from Ked
Willow up to yerterday morning ssy no
Indian havn boon soon hnd no alarm
whatever. Woek before last tho Indians
robbed a ciimp beyond tbo bead or
Fronchman' crook. "The hunters follow.
ed thorn up and recopturod part or tho
McWaters and Crooked who killed a
Uormau named Koff, at Nebraska Citv a
n row days ago, havo beon captured, and
arn now in jail at llnmonri:, Mo. A narlv
of thotr friends tried to roleaso them last
night but wero drlvon off by tlio sheriffs'
OlUcoof Observation, Signal Servlco U.S.
army. Hilly roport oi the stage of water,
with the changes for the 'il bourn ending
;i o'clock p. in., February 17, 1B74.
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11 n ooo
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'i 11 , 0 1 0
3 r. o .1 o
10 2, 0 2 0
10 r. o oo
JO 2 1 C 0
1 S1 0 0 0
0 0 0
to S O 0 1
11 l, 0 2
11 b 0 Hi 0
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ui r an Kuy
New Orleans ....
Oil City ,
St. l'HIll ,
Obtervor Slg. tier. U. a. A
Kwv Ualgan, February 17. Arrived
Uellu Memphis. Thoro' no departures
to-day. "Weather cloudy nnd plsaant.-
Lktti. Kock, Fobruary 117. Mardi
Qras was celobrated hero to-day on a small
scale. vVeathor cloudy and rainy. Uivor
falling with C foet 0 inchos by gnugo.
Arrived Nashvillo, Mesuphis. ,
Nasiivillx, Fobruary 17. IUvcr still
rising, IS reel ! In olios on shoals. Tbo
weather is rainy and cold. Arrived Kd
dy villa, Upper Cumberland. l)npsrtod
Ella Hughes, Upper Cumberland,
Cincinnati, l'ebruary 17,-7-Ktvor 25
feot and rising. Arrived Andy IUum,
Memphis; Charmer, Kvansvillej Juniata,
I'lttiburg; Fearless, I'itUbiirg. Dpnrted
Mitinoola, llcmpliit; .Shannon, Now
Orleans; 11 11 Hudson, Wheeling.
LouiaviLLK, ynbruary 17. Klver ru.
ing slowly with 10 faet 0 Inchos In tbo
raual, U feot U inchos in tbo chute,
Woathnr windy and euld. Arrived
Andy llauni, ilimiphii. Dopartcd h'ick
Longworth, Andy Uaum, Cincinnati, The
Longworth oame up ovor the fall Mar.
day night with difflonlty. i
FiuntniCK, Id., February 17, An
onglno boiler at the Calarlan furnaco,
Fredurlck county, exploded this nrjrniog
killing three negroes and wounding three
othett, ono mortal.
St. Louis', February 17. Tbo robbers
of the Adam express agent at Oranby
City a row nights ago have been discov
ered and thn money rocovored. No pros
ecution will follow.
Chas. Carter (colorod), raped an old
German woman named Hahlers near St.
Charles, Mitsourl, Saturday ovealng laet,
was arretted yestorday ond aflor confess
ing tbe crlmo a desperate attempt was
mido to lynch him by citizens, but tho
ofllcer finally lodged him in Jail.
EvAXHVii.Lit, Fobruary 17. Mardi
Oras waa celubrated by a procession cf
about ono thousand mask and tho streets
wero thronged all along tlio line, which
wa iovcral mils long. Tbo mask were
almost all of a comic charactor, a moder
ate proportion bolng olaborato. Tbrco
brass bands furnished tho musie. No
disturbsncn occurred during tbe proces
sion. King Comus wa ropresented by a
largo pork packer. About fivo thousand
strangers woro In the city.
Tho St. Oeorgo hotul was opened this
eve by a most brilliant banquet and ball.
About 300 guest wero present, a large
number of them were distinguished men
of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky,
Washington, Fobruary 17. For Low
er Lako region, Ohio Valley, Middle At
lantic and South Atlantlo ttatos, falling
baromolor, Southeast to Northoait wind,
cloudy and rain or snow.
For Upper Lake aud Northwest, rap
Idly falling barometer, southerly and east
erly winds and partly cloudy weatborand
possibly light rain or enow.
Ai A 1 1 It ET H EJL O UT.
Kvansyillk, Fobruary 17. Whoathor
oluudy and cold with a driving snow storm
this aflornoon; mercury 32 to 80 degrees.
Kivor rld 6 inches. Up Silverthorn,
Arkansas JJelie, Fayette, Ked Cloud, lien
Franklin. Down Mary Aroont, Taras-
con, r.xporicr, ijuluuslop.
Ciiiuaoo, Fobruary 17. Flour dull
notoing uoing. Wheat dull nnd unset
tled. No 1 spring 1 181, 1 ItU; No 3 1 13;
No spring 1 lCJcash; 1 17$ March. Corn
dull, unsettled and lower, No 2 mixed
OJjQCu cash; CS-March. Cats fair dr
mand, lower rales, No 2 41$ cash; 41
March. Kyo scareo nnd firm, No 'i fres
!(; I j. liarlwy dull and untottled, No
1 7c)l HU; No 3 nominal 1 03f77l 05
Fork dull and lower li 1& cash or March
io 33(0)10 40 April. J.nrd dull and
lower 8J ch or March; !)1 April.- Kulk
meats itendy, thoulders fi; S K 7, both
pacnea; n u n loose; a r. April Ioox
7 9.1(1. Whisky dull and nominal, 05 bid;
.'U &&KCU .
Ci.vci.vmati. February 17. Flour very
quii. v neat dull and lower ut I KX)
i ij. worn uuu una asnauo lower at G9
Outs quiot and atoady nt 4(dif3
live dull and drooping , No'J, 1 OlOol 01
llarley firm for tbe best grades, No 2 fall
1 B01 8."). Linseed oil steady at 1 0
Lard oil firm ti.V Egg steady at 1
flutter steady. Cheeau firm. Fork quint
at io. l.iird quiet, steam 8j; kettle 0J
iiiilK meats quiet and steady. Sbouldot
55; cloar rib 7j7; clear 7J77. Hogs
uuii. !o choice onerlng light grades (.(.i)
6 25; heavy ft 7I6 00. lleceipls 1,300;
Kilimenis l, IBM. Whisky nnu nt TO.
ar. liovif, Fobruary 17. Homp dull
ana unchangod. Flour unsteady; deranni
for light gridot 0 000 00; ramily brand
uuii unu weas. wnoai dull and heavy
and generally lomcr; No 2 spring 1 18
ou i io; i w piu tor wo
red fall j N 2 1 C01 &7. Corn dull
No ' mixed offored cash regular 5050t
for February; March G0j- Oats dull and
lower; No 2 mixed 4&J(ai4C. Ilarloy
Bicnuy anil urm; xowa Spring 1 111; uorth
orn 1 80l 85. Kyn steady at 87. Fork
oatler for buyer at 1&1G1 ; dry salt
meats dull; looso country shouldora 6
clear sides 73: hams 8: looro city sboul
dors 05; closr rib 71; cloar 8; packed lot
ono-olu'hth higher. Ilacon dull; shoul
dor 0J7; clear rib 8 ; clear 8J(g9
iiiiru uuii at oj. )y msay steady Vli.
wonn y. ixarman. i;nas. TSirupp
JOHN Q. HAIIMAN k 00.,
And Land Agonte or the Illinois Cent
ami uuruugion ana MissourtlUllroMd com
orsn iiur. of 6111 at. ana ( Itet
llelween KUth aud Seventh titrocts, Cairo,
T. II. ELLIS. Proprlntor.
Tho New Arllniflon House Is uow onni
for tbo reception of cueU, The house 1
lneated in tho heart ol the buslne), portion
ot thu city, and convenient to stnamboat
lumllir's and railroad depots. Good sample
rooms for commercial agents. Watch kept
day ami night lor nonia ana minis.
!'' .ssji hi
C. C. 0. (J.
CAIRO CITY COAL
li prepared to supply rti'lamcrt with
butt ipudlty ol
PITTSBURG AND ILLINOIS
OlIDliltH lert nt Hnlllday Hros,
Ohio Lovee, or nt tlio Coal Yard below the
M. Charles llotol.wlll receive prompt atten.
tloii. The Tt'l "Mok uuk" will hnnir coal
longsitUi to Uanirs at anv hour,
H. A. Thoua " ' L. D. Thotni
"V THOMH it IIAOTUBB,
- HuoccHOird to U. M.lluleA,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, BROKERS
NO DISI.SIR8 IIV
Mil n,M Vnmrj Ssrocerla,
Korean and I)oiuetto
xtxrxrra and nuts
1111 Co uuirfrclal Avenue,
"AII. . - - II.LINOIH.
MlLLJfaiH k FAHKJiK,
DKALKH8 IN PI.OTIK, CORN
Oata, Hoy, ok.,
AOKNTti toa KAIKUANK'U rJCA LBm
liblo l.ve. OAIIIO. ll.MNOIH.
8 A M. W I 1,
KUVIBl -f. UTI)
DR. W. J5LAUW
Budert illrck (upstairs) oorrier 8th Street
una Washington Avenue.
30-31-tf. CAIKO, ILLINOIS.
THE SOUTHERN HuiJiL
MKS. T. N. GAFFNKV
Takes pleasure in announcing to tho nub
lie that sho bas taken possession of this,
popular ana convenient Hotel on tbe Ulii i
Levee, and that sho has KitrukMdiir.ii
and Kk.vovathi) it In many respects, and
it now preparoi lo accommodato tbo pub.
lio with good fare, eood rooms, irood bcls.
and everything necessary to, and usually
found In a first-class" establishment.
Thankful tor paskpatrontgo, she hope lo
merit it continuance.
tST Iay boarders lecoived at reasons-
orates. C'J-l-SO-l m
WOOD Jtt 3D COAL
- OFFICE AND YAltDs
Tenth Street, between Washington
A largo supply or 1'ittsburg and lllg
Muddy coal constantly on band, Btove
wood sawed to order. Orders for coal or
wood should bo Io!t at the otheo on Tenth
tarect. Term, catti on delivery.
Cairo Box and Basrkt Co.
LUMBER OF ALL KINDS
IIADI A.M NOJ'T.
ncop constantly onbanu
l'LOOBINO AND 8IDINO, ALSO LATH.
MILL ASlU TAHO OOHMKU TUlKTV-ruUnTII
HTIIKXT AMU OHIO LKVilK,
UAIKO, . II.LINOIH. 30-T
NEW LIVERY STABLE.
I1IITWJ WAhC'iT AVBKUIS AVU WALMD1
lr. il. t, VMi latotat Ins I'ublkj sum bo ba
hi VERY S T A
tl At it
en Ibo octttiirMl eulo ot TeaUi atiAt m nso
Uln BUt)lii will be fuinlsbiid wilh n-nt but tb
AND OOOD VEUICLBH.
aid tho publloroay be accommodated at al
oura of Iho i!ny and night with safe teams
on tbe lowest terms.
ut. Fields asks a share ofpublf 0 patronage
uu win nuuunvur w merit 11 i)j air 10lfi4
nu rimu nu-nniion ui inminess.
B. F. PARKER,
(Successor to Parkr AlWake,)
PAINTS AND OILS
st Hie ekbiNi iilnoiinstls
brohM' 1 mLniNO top IItu ht. oou
Oumi . . IM.TISOM
ILL1AM Ii tjMITII, M I).
ItrCfilDKKCK -Vc'Jli Thlri.-milli Atwt.
between Washimrtn avemie and Walnut
street. Olllcc li ommerctMl avenuo, up
T. U. MATUUSe.
c. o. vat.
MATHW&S & UII Ij
U O M I S I) I O N M lltOHANTB
U'riOUB: O-Xe -A.il!,':
UAY AND WIMTKN FKODUCK.
HTKATTON Sc BIRD,
Atfunts American Powder! ompanv
No. 7 Ohio Leree,
h. it. 'I bfslltViuW. J.'lTlltieWOod
TU1STLEWOOD A CO.,
FLOUR, CORN, OATS ' HAY, ETC
rs OUIO LIVKK.
GKNRKAL COMMISSION MKRCHANT
And dealer ta
Limh, Cbmint, F last as, Uaib, Xru.
,o Ohio Levee.
GTi will sell in car load lots at macula
turem' rrlcf s. addlnz Irclicbt. 4-J-H
forwarding and Goiomiasion
prepared to forward al kind of freight
to all polnta.
Itusliiesa attended to nromjitlr
COFFKY, IIAIUUSO.N A CO.,
(Succtasors lo D. Hard Hun, )
SLUDK.ClUAIN AND HAT.
N'i 13 Ohio Lovnn, OA IRO, IT.LH.
G. 1. WILLIAMSON,
And Dealer In
No. 70 Ohio Levee, CAIIIO, ILLW
tarSpeclal attention gtvon to eonsLrn.
taenia and tilling orders. 11-itl
JOHN Jl. PHLLia k SON,
(fiuteur to Jeha B. PhllUs.)
DKALE1W IN IlAY, 0OKK, OATH
Flour, Me2, Bran, Ac.,
AGENTS rOll LAFLIN AND HAND
u ua uuttfAll Y.
TllNTIt Stabkt astd
I'M T Jti K U U 11 L,
FL O tl li MERCHANT
3vrixJX43uiaQ 3-333 tstt.
No. (so OHIO LKYKE,
3-Mtf. OAIIIO, ILLINOW
WOOD, HITTJiNIIOUSK k J3RO
G'jtiural Conimiision Merohaa i
III OHIO f.RVBV
NEW YOIIK STOxtK,
WHOLESALE AND 11KTAIL.
LAhovsr yAiuinr stock ix im 0it
OOOD0 BOLD VKKYOL08B.
Surner mt MtaeWiitli aOMtiutsl OtM
U. O. PAT1K11