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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CUIUO, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 7, l7fl.
NEW SEIUES-NO. 5.
( KNF.KAL liKMYF.KY open T::5U a. m.; cliwu
lit pin.; Mmiliiy: to U u. m.
Moiey order i)uiiriment open at Ha. ni.; cIoki'h
at . p. in.
TlinnixU K,ruft Mull vl IIIInol Central ntul
Mli-Iijiil fnl rul Knllriimla elom' at p. in.
, iilm mill. Poplar lllnll' Thnti;;li mid Way Mull
CiiiM-n m i :w p. in.
Way Mall ln Illinois Central. Cnlni ami Vln
feline unit MlrH.kxit) ( entml Unllroaili. dose at
t:4.-i p. in,
Way Mull fur Narrow (iuit'i' Kuilroud clone at H
(aim itnit Kvaii.vllle River lioiitv clou-, at fl:W
p. m. luv.ly lexecpt Friday).
Annul and Departure of Ti-aiii?.
I'.LIXOIS ( KSTISAI. RAILROAD.
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-Viiii 4 tut a.m. I :M p.m.
J-'ri'ltflit' ?::).m. 4:lia.m.
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prc r:ai a rn. i:ill ii.m.
CAIUO AND ST. I.Ol'IS RAILROAD.
Tlirnif.'h Kxpr- fitl.! p.m. 8:4.1 a.m.
lurplr. rhoro An o:iiuiimIiiIuii . jun. t : p.m.
K" pt Sunday. tKjeejii .Monday.
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Trea-e.ri.r- l. F. I'nrker.
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BOAHU ill AUlKIIXtV.
First Ward -4 Yonim. Win. o'Callahan.
StoikI Witrd-Wood hilti-uboiif, X. It. TUii-l l-
Thlrd Ward -W. IV Wrlk'ht. John Wrwvl. '
Fourth Wirl -4 'harh-. o. Caller. D.J. Folev.
Mf:h WaM-T. W . Ilulliday, I im... Lain it.lir.
(IrrrM Jiiilfc-D. J. Maker.
Irmlt ( .-rk- J- A. Reeve..
4 oiiiiiy Juilfi It S, Yiji oui.
I'ihiii' i'li rk-S. J. Hunitii.
( ituii'y Attorney- W. ('. Mulk.-y.
Coiin-v Tniiaiirrr A. J. Allien.
Shenlt- peter saiip.
Coroner- It Fitzgerald.
('utility ( oinnilnHa-rt T. W. Ilalllday. M. Y.
Ilrown. o, W. ) mi in. n
V FROWN M. E.-Fourteenth atrvet. httweeti
Wu'niit and Cedar trwt: .rvlie HaMiath 11
a in. i.: T:.ti p. in. ; Sunday School I :'( p. m.
(imilTIAS-KltfhtefBth street: merlin.,' Mali
lia'h M: tl p. in. : pre hllitf orraionally.
Mll lttll OF THE ICKDKKMKit-4r'pUro-ali
V Fo-'.rreiitli Mr.-ft: MornlBij irayifr liulihathi
lo :i a in.; ei.-nltnf pniyT. ".:' p. in.: Sahltath
o'liiKd v a. in. Iti-v. M. J.' DIIIau Lw, Ibttor.
InilKHAN-Tfiirte..itli ,tnff. n-rvlie" Snli
j 11 a. m. and T:' p. m ", Sunday h-IiimiI !a.
tn. Iff .. Dnrrx Iiiiit. pai-tor.
METHODIST -tor. Ki'.'lith and Walnut atrt-ftx;
fr'-arliliig Sttitwtli lo::i a.m. and 7 p.m.:
pruviT inmiinir, Wrdii"Uv "Jh1 p. in.: Sunday
.N tiixil. p. in. !!. A. I'. MorriMju. pator.
1)l:KliYTKKIAN -Kli:litli lr-.-l: pnarlilui: on
n',Wh at 1U: ) a. in an T: p. m.; prer
n tlnu Weilnead ty at T:ip. in.; Sunday s liool
at :l p. m. lti'v. H. Y. Oi-ortjv. putnr.
CKIOND KltKK-WILI. BAITIST-Fineentli
tr.'. '. l'ti" ii Walnut and Ccilnr tri't: vr
Mi'in ;.liatb at .1 and ': p. m.
ST. JiKI'U'S iltoman ( atludlri Corner ( ni
. and Walnut tn-el; .inln-n Sabtiatn llliHia.
ni.: suihUt sehiad at . m.; Yepent 1 p. m.i
li f nrj day at h p. ni
ST. I'ATIlll K'S-Utoniaii Clli(.lJ(:),(.riii-r Xinth
tn-'t and Wa-liinlon aiemie; p"-nli'i !ale
liath if ai.d in a. til. : .-r M p Hi.: Snndav Si ho.il
p. in.: .rilfm t-vviy day at B p. m. Ui-v. V. Zalwl.
WATt II F. JFWF.I.ItY. KtC.
Edwakd A. lri)Ki.
iSure. -or to E. A W. llud.-rl,
M A X Y A ( T IK I N( i .1 K W K I. K K.
And DiMler l:i
Wntrlies. Clocks. Kino Jewelry
m rsitA r, i Nsniu m ents.
Cor. Kijflitli St. UHtl Winlilnirton Ave.
Watchmaker S' Jeweler
NO. 10' KIOIITH HTHKET,
ft-twet-n ('oinmercial and i I1ti!lt1 III
W 'a-lihicton av... i ' UIHN III.
FINK WATCHWOUK A SPECIALTY.
t All klndn of Solid Jewelry miide to older.
V IHH.FSAI.K WINHS AXl I.KJCOUS.
Wliole-ale nnd Iletall Di iiler. Ill
Foreign ni.l Domestic Liqiiois
Vin('r of alt 'Kinds.
NO. CO OHIO LKYEE.
MF.SSllS, SMYTH Jt ('. Imve roti'luntly ti liirD'
ntiH'lc of Hie tie"! l'ooiIh III the liinrkel mill uhe
ttiiel:il a) tout loll lo tin1 wliolvulc liriliieli til' the
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FAINTS, OILS. WAIL I'.W'F.lt, KTC
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Whulow (ilflss. Vindow Similes, Etc! 1
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Altt.iv on liuinl llio irelelintled ii.i.fMiXATiNu
Aurora' Oil. " '
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KjI I 1 iJ 1 4 1 1 I j tii, a a II ii i r llciiewer.
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r' A 1! HOT I W fr"" rr"ln I "It n tlii... and
LiV IilVJiI 14 pol.olioilH chemleala.
( 1M1HT TT I" the iiHtiinilnnurli'liment
l.UlVJIilA 1 forthehulr.
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f! MMlOr TVL' iive weak and -Irklvlinlr
The Gexi'ixe Auticlk
To lie Had at Iliircluvs'.
WHITE LEAD, ,
Collier, fvintltern. I'luM-nix tuiyotlierlraiil
WHiitcd clii.-up ut Ikirchtys".
Krctx li ii m 1 Aiiicrieim lifni ut Bim-'luyk'.
Hint k, Green. Itltic. Vellow, Untwn HIiiikI
till Colin clicii) tit Hiirclays".
1TRE LINSEED OIL,
lliiw t.n.l I!iiliil Tl'ItPKNTINE. JAPAN
DltYKK tlicnp at Darclay-,.
Cuticli, Furniture, Ditinur the lxt, to lie
liinl nt liiin htvV.
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V1UH lAi 1 )mr ninnmiiy.
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V IilWIi. , thelieiiilenol,
CAlM'iDT V M''k''"tiie linn look imi'.i.
V'.IUlIili.li aureiill the lime.
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WOXDEK' OF THE AfJE !
. - , ;! 1:1,1 - '
flo to JiaivlavH'.
3LVKKETS IJY TELEGRAPH.
I.ivKitPooi., May 0, ) p. in. Corn new,
2il Oiltoiis lit I; old, 27.4 3.1(27.s M.
Wlient (lull nnd iinchiitiifctl.
.VKW YOKK Hit A IX.
Xkw Yokk, May 0, 13:10 p. 111.
Wlieiit fiiiet; No. 2 CI licit -.', l 22
1 2.-; No. 2 Milwaukee ) 24&1 S4,': H-1
Winter H aOfti 1 117; AinU-r, Jl :J2fel a.
Corn quiet; steamer, 51Jc; No. .'1, 4!Hjc;
No. 2, ."):)( )ie.
(lllfAOOIHtAI.N AND ritODlCE.
CurcAtio, May li, 2:30 p. m. Pork
-iune fs C.jfeK 70; July s .",8
Wheiit May 1 III4; June 1 0!): July
J1 00;',,'. Corn May ;w;Bc; June 404(j
Jl'STICE HARLAN 1XTERFERIXG IX
FEDKRA L APPOIXTM EXTS.
I'roKi'CHM !' th Kliwtfjrtil Invt-Htl-Kiitioii.
A Resolution on tlie Subject to lie Intro
duced Into the iiouse.
AX KAHI.Y AUItll BXMEXT I'llllllAHI.K.
WAMMNtiTox, May .". Owinir to the for
wanlneM of the p-neral iqiprojiriation lulls
it i.s thought ly a munlier of nieinlient of
Con'rest im itiijouniinent nine die can take
plate towards the last of July. They do
not siijiKse that the discussion of the tariff
liill will (N ctipy more than a week and say
that time will Ik- afforded for consideration
of tle PiM-itiv ltuilroud liill ami otln r)iniin
inent pulilic mcastins.
Afiaxl deal of attention litis lecn attnicted
hy tlie course of the new Justice of the Su
preme Court, General Harlan, of Kentucky,
in renrd to apKiintineiits in that State. A
well-known Collector of Internal ltevenue,
mined llolden, who was noted fur his
efficiency , has just heen dismissed through
Harlan's intliienee, in order that one of
Harlan's friends niioht 1m-axiinted. It is
stated ut tlieTreauury department that Harlan
is constantly interfering in the appointment
of suUirdinates in the Internal ltevenue
service, of whom then; a la riff numlier in
his State. A few years nifo such a tiling as
an attempt hy Justices of the Supreme Court
to manipulate executive npxinttnents in
any part of the I'niteir States would have
lieen an tlheard of thino;: I nt the chanuc
that has come over the Supreme Court siuce
the cleiiinrnliziiii: periMl of Gnilitisin causes
these things to lie overlooked now. It
would prohalily la- found if all the facts
were known, the Kepulilican Justices of the
Supreme Court possesses 11 jriiod deal of
w hat is known iis intluence at the depatt
nieifls and are in the haliit tif iiinr it.
TIIK KI.WTnll.M. IXVFTIOATIOX.
It is stated that Uepresentatives Clarkson
Pmter went to New York last niirht to show
Mr. Tilden the resolutions for an investiga
tion into the Proiilential count which he is
aUmt to offer in the House. It has Wn
decided not to offer the resolution Monday,
for the reason that on that davit will re
quire n two-thirds vote to suspend the rules
and pas the resolution. I nit to offer on Tues
day or Wednesday when it can he consider
ed as a matter of the highest privilege.
Those liaviii": the case in eharire prefer not
to risk any chances of olitaininf.' a two-third
vote in its favor, as failure to secure its
prompt adoption at the outset would h:ie a
laid effect. A prominent Democratic ineiii
tier of the House said to-day of the investi
gation, that even should it result in unseat
no llayes.it would not have the effrt of
IXSTAI.I.IXO TII.DKX IX omi'K.
He said it is necessary that a President
should take the oitth of office 011 the fourth
of M.in h follow im.' his election, w hich he
says Mr. Tilden failed to do. He at Hrst
intended to take the oath in a pulilic man
ner, hut nliandoned the design 11 s soon as he
learned of Grant's determination to ar.esf
him on the clmrtfc of treason and throw him
into Fortress Monroe, as an instigator of
sedition and relicUion, Umiii his appearance
at the Capitol for that purpose. That Grant
was prepared for such action and would
have, seized Mr. TiMoif person is well
known to many of Imtli parties, anfl that
Mr. Tilden was restrained l.y his knowledge
of such a peril is of equal notoriety in private
Til K TAIIIKK lill.!..
Strenuous efforts will lie made this week
to either lay the tariff lull on the table or
postpone it until next session, which result
would be equivalent to its defeat. Kepre
sontativc Wood, however, is still sanguine
that it will become a law at the present
TIIK FI.OIII1U KltAt DS.
There seems to be some uncertainty as to
whether a inovinent will lieimnle to-morrow
or Tuesday for an i n vest israi ion of the alleg
ed Florida Presidential frauds. JJepresent
talive Spiiiio'er is mentioned as authority
for the statement that a resolution to accom
pany the report of lllair's Maryland resolu
tion, reopening the Presidential question,
bus been prepared by the Committee on Ju
diciary, lie has not seen the resolution,
but presumes it will be similar to Dlair's
resolution calling upon Conu'i'i's to order
an investigation of the alleged frauds in
Florida and Louisiana, and uuthoriiu.i; the
appointment of a committee to send for pel
sons and papers. It is not thouoht such an
investigation, if ordered, would icupy
much time, as the Committee on Judiciary,
iluriiiK the foi mer ' Congress, Ihurouu'hiy
examined the subject of the Pres
idential canvass in Louisiana and Florida.
Th " most important addition to the facts
ascertained by that committee would be
the deposition of Mel.ln arid Dennis, to-,
iretlicr with other authenticated papers In
I I I AT
thaf cfiniRction, which it is claimed can
readily be produced, and are the first admission-
of fraud by parties directly con
cerned in iierpctratitiif Iheui, Few if any
of the Democrats anticipate that congress
will take any action disturbing the official
position of President Hayes, and many of
them desire to u" no further than to place
oil record proofs of the fraud that may lie
produced More any conunitce that may be
authorized to receive theni. It can be
said, however, that no line of conduct has
yet liccn agreed iikiii relative to the sub
ject alxive mentioned, although there is
much speculation concerning it.
Russia Disposed to Yield a
But England Will Recede From Her
THE BRITISH CABIXET SILEXT AXI)
PREPARATIONS FOR POSSIBLE EM
ERGENCIES CONTINUE ACTIVE.
St. Pktkksiu'iki, May 5. The Ajrenee
Russc says: A much better impression pre
vails respecting the prospect of negoti
tions. f'OfXT SIIOfVAJiKK.
It is rumored that the approachini ar
rival of Count Schouvaloff here on a visit is
connected with a friendly exchange of views
resulting from the jMiurpariers between
London and St. Petersliur.
The Turks have evacuated Artern in the
Pushalik of Trebizond. This is considered
the commencement of the execution of the
treaty of San Stefano.
IJKUiHADK, May "). Servian detachments
are advancing trntduully towards the Iris.
rend, Mitrovitza ami Salonica railway. At
Askup their jiroress has been impeded by
the fjuerilla warfare of Mahointnedans.
HKTI'RX OK Tt'KKISH HKKl'OKKS,
CoxsTAXTixoi'i.E. May 5. A Husso-Turk-ish
convention has leen concludiil, arrun
inz for the return of Turkish refugee to
their homes. Only those will U) sent luwk
at present who la'lonjf to localities occupied
by Russians outside of the principality of
Bulgaria. Russian troops will accompany
the refuoees to protiH-t them and restore
their property. The expenses will lie Wne
SADVK PASHA'S POSIT10X.
The position of Sadyk Pasha, Chief of
the Ministry, is shaken.
AT HAS STEKAXO.
Coxstaxtiopi.e, May 5. The portion of
the Russians at San Stefano have been with
drawn to Iladem Kai.
St. PKTKitHiitTtii, May !. The Grand
Duke Nicholas arrived here to-day and was
London, May .1. A tcleoram from Con
stantinople states that Moukhtar, Ostium
and Meheniet Ali Pashas have gone to San
A special envoy has gone to Batoum with
instructions for Dervish Pasha from the
Porte. Prince Lahnnoff is expected to
leave St. Petersburg Tuesday. Chakie
Pasha will start thither on the Kith inst.
A IIKAW LOAN.
Vienna Saturday evening papers say it is
jsisitively stated in parliamentary circles
that the government will shortly introduce
a bill relative to means of covering a credit
of 110.00(1,1)00 florins.
SHI MI.A AND VARNA.
A special tinted Constantinople, Friday,
says: Safvet Pasha has persuaded General
Todlebcn to grant six days' delay in regard
to Shumla and Varna.
KAMiNK ix mssi.v.
A report is current in Vienna that famine
prevails in Eastern Russia.
BrniAKKsT, May .. It is understood
Russia has proposed a new convention, by
which she will be eniMiwered to construct
camps at Plojcsti and Fokshani, engaging
in return to remove the headquarters and
other establishments connected with the
troops from Bucharest. Roumania, up to
the present time, has refused assent.
tiik Ai srno-in xoAitiAX comimio.misi:.
Yikxna, May .V It is officially an
nounced that the Austrian nnd Hungarian
Ministers have come to an agreement on the
Austro-Ilungarian compromise. The Pesth
compromise will be submitted to Parlia
ment for ratification next week.
(OI NT ANDHASSV
at the Cabinet Council said that the realiza
tion of a vote of credit was urgently retiuir-
. . 1 1 - - . .
eil to mve power lorspeeuny conceniratuiL'
troops on Trnsylvanian ami Bosnian fron
NO POSITIVE CIIAXIIK IX TIIK SITI ATIOX.
London, May '. Notwithstanding the
opeftil news of Russian concessions an
nounced from Vienna and intimated from
St. Petersburg, it cannot be said that there
is any positive change in the questions and
dispute. It is said that a concilatory dis
position has prevailed in the Councils of the
St. Petersburg Government, but it is asked.
what docs Russia consider at tins mimic nt
to be peaceful concessions or conciliatory
proposals! The fresh attempt to reach an
understanding is described as getting over
the tlitliculiies of form by making far-rench-etl
concessions on the merits of the ques
TIIK MISKOIITI XK
seems to be what the Russians consider a
question of principle. England demands the
placing of the treaty ot San Stefano before
the ('oii!ress for unreserved discussion.
Russia, it is said, refuses to give way to that
as in London, the subject is treated w ith
skepticism as long as it is known that Rus
sia refuse to yield on the chief point, and
that England maintains her demand,
A VIUOHOT CAMl'AION.
' London, May 4. The Times' Peru cor
respondent telegraphs that General Todle
ben is taking the K1io,on- insurrection vig
orously in hand. Troops have been order
ed up from Andrianople ami PhiltippoHlis,
Reports are current respecting the with
tlrawal of The Russian troops beyond the
neutral zone. General Todlebcn is very
desirous of taking up a atrong defensive
loition, which the present disposition of
his forces docs not afford.
IXDICATIONS OK NKITUAMTY.
From the upproaching re-establislunent
of diplomatic relations with Russia, the
Basiaret, a newspaper of Constantinople,
concludes that incase of war la-twecn Eng
land and Russia, Turkey will be neutral,
but adds that the question is too intricate
to allow a definite conviction on the subject.
TIIK SHAH OK I'KUSIA
reach Tabreez yesterday on the way to
St. Pktkiisiu iio, May 4. The police are
searching for the woman who attempted to
assassinate General Treaitr, in order to ar
rest her, but thus far w ithout success. The
prosecutor hasap)4.'alcil against the verdict ac
quitting her. It is regarded im certi.in that
the jury w ill ra? aliohshctl in trials torpoliti-
cal offenses of a grave character or assaults
on functionaries while engaged in the per
formance of their duties. Special delibera
tions will soon Ih opened on this subject.
The centralization of political trials in the
capital will also cease.
tiik island ok iiklioolaxd.
New York. Mav 4. A dispatch from
London savs the British Admiralty has
ordered that the Island of Heligoland be
promptly and efficiently fortified.
St. pETEltsiiiuo, Mav 4. Considerable
political imixirtanca is attached here to the
appointment of l-fince Labaroff as Russian
Ambassador to the Porte. The choice is
agreeable to the Porte on account of the
favorable impression he created during his
tormer tenure of otlice as Russian Ambas
sador of the Crimean war. The Prince is
understood to favor an amicable arrange
ment of the existing differences, anil is re
garded us a man of moderate views.
THE tAUINET'S SILENCE.
London, Mav 4. The Times, in a lead
ing editorial, says: The British cabinet ad
mits that in principle an interchange of
views resiiecting the .substance of the treaty
would be desirable in case the difficulties
which now oMroct the congress lie remov
ed, but it shows no incliiiution to waive the
preliminary conditions. Accordingly it
lias hitherto refrained from expressing its
views and has not yet replied to the annex
of Prince GortschakofTs circular. In other
words we are holding our case in reserve
till the court before w hich it ought to be
laid is properly constituted, or at least until
there is a fair prospect of its being thus
Ti uix, May 5. General Grant has ar
rived in this city.
GERMANY AXI) THE VATICAN.
Rome, May 4. The congregation of Car
dinals which was directed' to study Prussi
an ecclesiastical May laws in order to pro
nounce whether they are acceptable to the
church, is understood to have arrived at
decisions calculated to greatly faciliate the
reestublislimeut of relations between Ger
many and the Vatican. It is stated that
the congregation has expressed the opinion
that the May laws have been to a certain
FATHER CI RC l's RETRACTION.
Paris, May 5. The Union publishes a
retraction by Father Cutri, in which he de
clares he entirely adheres to all teachings
of the Church respecting the temporal pow
er of the Pope.
CARDINAL M'C I.OSKKY.
Paris. May 4. Cardinal McCloskey vis
ited the Ex'iosition to-day. He was escort
ed by McC'ormick, the Commissioner Gen
eral of the United States, Cardinal Mc
Closkey will sail from Harve for New York
j m the 11th inst., in the steamship Pierre.
HAVK YOT A COi;(i)T
That dry hacking rough is the herald of
approaching; consumption. To check the
swift progress of the destroyer, prompt and
decisive measures must le resorted to. A
dose, of Dr. Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild
Cherry and Hoiehound, taken when the
coughing spells come on, will afford imme
diate relief, and eventually effect a thorough
cure. It will be found equally beneficial
in all forms of throat and lung disorders,
In case of croup it is of inestimable value.
Call at the drug store of Ban-lay Brothers
and inquire aliout it; they will furnish you
with a trial size bottle for 10 cents. Large
sizes 50 cents and one dollar.
Also agents for Prof. Parker's Pleasant
Worm Syrup, w hich never fails. Pleasant
to take, and requires no physic. Itice 23 cts.
A New Dkparti re. The attention of
the public is called to the fact that Daniel
Hartman has just received the largest and
and finest assortment of Pocket Knives ever
brought to this city, consisting of goods
from the well-known manufacturers of Jo
seph Hodgcrs and George Westcnlmlin,
New York Knife Company, and the Cele
brated Pocket-Knife inaniit'actun'red by
Jonathen Crookc, Sheffield, known to be
the best cutlery in the world; the first ever
introduced into this city and for sale only
by Hartman. A tine line of the celebrated
Bengali Razors, manufactured by Thomas
R. ('adman. Everyone warranted. All the
above goods guaranteed to give satisfaction
or money refunded: also, can be found in
his stock a large assortment of the cheaper
grades of cutlery. Rock bottom prices will
be given oil all the aliove goods. Call and
examine if you wish to see something fine
and good at Daniel Mailman's Crockery
Store. A very handsome line of Fishing
Tackle on hand at low rates.
Mr. F. KoTtsMr.vF.it is just in receipt , of
a very large ami select stock of Key West
and imported cigars, to which he calls the
special attention of smokers,'
CAPTAIN EADH IIEPI.Y TO TIIK STUICriUKS
OK TIIK NEW ORLEANS PICAYtXE.
DE.vn Silt Please do me the justice to
correct the following misstatement made
by vou in your editorial of the Sfith of
April. You say:
" C'apt. End said, in his address to the
Chamber of Commerce in this city, that lie
was in favor of restoring the levees to the
condition in which they existed before the
war. but that finally, his scheme would dis
pense with levees altogether. But it is
known that ('apt. Eads is opposed to an in
dependent appropriation of $4,1)00,000 or of
any sum of money for this purpose. We
say this on the authority of C'apt. Ends him
self, and U'cause his supporters in Congress
have labored zealously and effectively to
prevent the reporting of a bill to appro
priate the money.''
'We assert that Capt. End is opposed to
a direct and indciendent appropriation of
money for such it purjiose that he has
worked against it, spoken nifiunttt it, and
has so far prevented the adoption of any
initiatory measure looking toward it
adoption. . Ami finally C'apt. Eads has de
clared with great emphasis, that the levee
system is, and in the nature of thing must
be a failure, ami that the money expended
on extending and perfecting it will lie sim
ply thrown away."
I am not opHsedtoan independent appro
priation of 4.0(M,(H)0 to restore the levees
to their "ante bellum condition,.'- and you
have no authority from me, either printed
or otherwise, for such a statement.
I have never said a word in Washington
or out of it, at any time, against such inde
pendent appropriation, nor have I ever
worked to defeat it. I have said again and
again that I am in favor of an appropriation
sufficient to close the gap and crevasse in
the levees as a means of benefitting naviga
tion, because I know that shoals are formed
below crevasses in the channel. I have
said over and over again that the plan pro
posed by the United States Levee Commis
sion, and sanctioned by General Humph
reys, of building the levees up many feet
higher than they ever were before, is based
upon unsound theories, and that it is ab
solutely unnecessary to restore them to a
greater height than they were before tlie
war, because the bigger is the volume of
a river flowing through an alluvial dis
trict the lower will lie its flood
slo-ie, and consequently the lower niuy lie
its levee. Every outlet of the river prove
this. The smaller its voleme, the steelier
is its slojie; and I challenge every advocate
of the "outlet" theory to disprove thi fact.
The proposition to increase the height ot the
levees is based on a denial of this fact, and
a la-lief that as the escaping water will
make the river bigger, if its ecaic is pre
vented the floods must necessarily rise
higher. This is directly contrary to the
lessons taught us by every part of the Mis
sissippi la-low Cain), ami by every silt
licaring stream in the world; and the prop
osition to expend $40,000,000 on such a
theory is as absurd as the projawition was
to build a canal and draw-bridge around
the end of the St. Louis hridtr for the ben
efit of four or five tall chimneyed steain
Isiats at a cost of over three, million. This
canal was pniM)setl byGen. Warren, Simp
son an I others of the school of engineer
wluwe plans you are advocating and tie
fending, and it met the approval of their
chief, Gen. Humphreys.
Your editorials upon the levee question
are doing more to ruin the chances of a
levee appropriation than anything I know"
of. by misstating my position, ridiculing my
argument, and defending a counter plait
based on mistaken theories. Precisely such
a course delayed for one year the opening
of the mouth of the Mississippi.
A you deny that Messrs. Humphrey and
Abbot are advocates of the outlet theory, I
respectfully refer you to page 420 of their
refHirt, where they say of liigh water out
let, after a long argument based on erro
neous premises, "The conclusion is then in
evitable, that so far a the river itself i
concerned they are of great utility."
I will also r.'fer you to pages 135 ami 41"
of the same re)ort for additional evidence
of it. If the levee commission and Gener
als Humphreys ami Ablxit do not advocate
the practical application of the outlet theo
ry, it is not their fault, but simply because
tiiere is no place where artificial outlets
can be made without injury. They
declare they are correct in principle, while
I declare they are pernicious. Isith to tlie
planting interests and to river navigation.
In pnxif of itlook at the innumerable gaps ui
the levee from Cairo down, which have
been occurring and existing since the war
bmke out ami then read Major Surer'
statement, page sixteen, in his report in 187."
on Itis survey of the river, in which he de
clares the shoal water has '-in memory of
living pilots" extended from Plum Point,
100 miles nlxivc Memphis, down to Lake.
Providence, a total distance of 4"0 miles.
The shoaling I Hit ween Culiitt's crevasse, may
all be explained by outlet theorists, and ho
may this 4.10 miles of shoaling. But the
facts remain to prove that none are so blind
as those who will not see;
Very respectfully, Jas. B. Eads.
THE FALL OK CONSTAXTIXOI'LK.
Would not affect the business of A. Marx.
01 Ohio Levee. Should the Russian army
get out ot clothing ho could furnish theni
with finer clothing than were ever dis
played in the store of any Muscovites. If the
lurks would like to know what the best
and latest styles of suits, hats, scarfs, white
vests, etc., Marx is the man who can
give them accurate Information. He has a
tine line of suits, hats, scarfs, etc., and his
price are as low as the lowest.
(M.i, and see that Bengali Razor at Hart-
man's eincki-rv store.
I.IVF.RY& Sale Staiii.ks. Pat Fitzger
ald, at the corner of Fourteenth street ami
Commercial avenue, offers to the public the
best livery rigs in Southern Illinois, ut tint
most reasonable rates, Orders may lie nt
a hImivc, with assurance that they will
be promptly filled.