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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1378.
NEW SEKIES-NO. 21.
, THE MAILS.
(1 KNKKAL DKMVKItY open 7::W a. m.; cloaca
f a ) p. in.; Hiinduv: a ton t. m.
Money Order Department open at Ha. ni.; clow.'
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Tlirmi.'li Kxpri'n Mull via llllnoln Central and
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Cairo anil Poplar lliutT TuroiiKa and Way Mall
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Cairn aud Evan-vlUe Uiver Hoiltu close at 6:t
p. m. dally (except Friday;.
Arrival anil Iicparture of Trains.
ILLINOIS CENTHAL KAH.KOAD.
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MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
new, 33h; ol-l, 27 dT.i 9d. Meut-
Quiet and unchanged.
LiVKiirooi,, May 24, 3 p.m. Wheat
(tiiet; Hpring, (IsttillOH IM; Califoniin uv-
eraye, 10s 10d(&11 Id; California club,
llstlls 8d. Corn-new, 24s OdS.Vs.
The ret unchanged.
LivEitPooi., M:iy 24, 5 p.m. Unchanged.
NEW Y0HK OHAt.V.
New Yukk, May 24, 12:00 . in.
WhcatJull ; No. 2 Chicago, $1 10;'No. 2
Milwaukee, 1 1; red winter, 1 2)
1 2.1: amber, $1 221 2U. Corn quiet ;
steamer, Me; No ;;, 4i4c; No. 2, .10
CIIICA'iO OIIAI.N AND I'llOLlLCE.
CniCAoo, May 24, 0:10 a.m. Wheat
June. $1 02f. Estimated receipt of lioga,
21.000 hetnl. Com -July. :.s3c.
Chicaoo, May 24, !i::J0 a. m .fork
July, T !2 ; August, "js 10 bid.
C'iiicai.o, May 24, Hi a. in. Corn June,
liigc: July. :ii4Sic 1'ork
June, 7 7.1.7 77i; July, 7 U2: 93;
August, s lOjfjs Wheat-June,
1 02 ? bid: July, !)!iic. No sties.
Chicago, May 24. 1 :H p. m. Fork
June, 47 I'i',: July, 7 Dl; August,
s 12,. Wheat May. 1 June,
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.id. Com May.
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Ciik ;o. Mny 24. 2
41 07 bid: June. 1 O-.'i-
N ATI ON A L CAPITAL NOTES
r.L'TLKltS SOIA'TIO.N F THK LA
1JOF. FIK I1LEM.
Two RejMtrts on the Election Laws.
1J .lit iflll 1'. illtH ( i Mill II it Iw
I ).'p:ut liciit IioinH.
'.IIINi.ToN, MjV 2o. It Was tati'd ill
tlll'M' ilii.ltl lll l-ollle ilajs llj'll that llCllil-
in' tho ili-i iission ol' tin- iinny npitoiria
ti.'ll bill I Jen. niltlcr would move nil allH'inl
Iticilt. proMH.'nm tn lia ate IIhi1I the govertl
llielit reMTvatioiicolnnii'. of destitute work
iii'Miioii nnd jirovide them the means to cul
tivate land uivii tlieni. Oen. lititli-r has
tod yet otlVrol ueli an amendment,
but " in the hitter portion of his
speech on thr labor ille!-tion the other
nii;ht. which he wa unable to ilc''vcr b
caue histim' expired, but which is printed
in the ConoreMoiial ltecord. he advocates
Mich a course. H'- '': Instead of regi
ments posted on tin- frontier, the govern
ment should -upport four hundred families
settled on tlr public lands, with strong
workiiiLrmc at their heads, and give them
anus. TLc.V would pndect themselves
from Indians and prevent incursions. They
would bean tinny pd of consumers, bu
producers: and each settlement Would be
stronger than a regiment and be in fact a
regimen; of militia. When that is accom
plished it will be time enough to talk about
disbaii ling your army fid cutting it down
to a fiw sergeants to keep the guns and car
riagci, in several jtosts painted. Educate
the otlicers and let theltl devote their efforts
to private life until a contingency of actual
war rails t In in into action.
THE V.I.KCToli.U. I Ol NT
The reports presented by Messrs. South
ard nlld Herbert, of tin- house committee
on revision of the law regulating the elec
toral count. Were snliseiUelitly published
in these dispatches some six weeks ago.
The majority report, which is signed by
Mcst-s. Southard, l'.ickni'll. ilislc, llut
ler. Urowne and l.i-ogdeit, argues in favor
of a constitutional amendment in relation to
the mode of election of president and vice
president by prorating the direct vote of
the jicnple in th" different states among the
candidates of the respective parties, and
proposes to abolish the electoral college.
Mr. Herbert's report, si ned by himself,
Hunt. ni and House, upholds the present
system and characterizes the majority re
I Mirt as un-American in principle. Mr.
Potter agrees in the main with the minority
but has not yet signed their report. Mr.
Sampson disagree with the reports and
will submit one of his own.
THE PACIFIC IIIU1).
The senate cOiiiinitt n railroads this
morning referred the bill of Senator .loin'
ston. providing for the construction of the
Texas Pacific railroad, to II sub-coilllliitlee
consisting of Messrs. Horsey, Teller and
liarnmn. This bill allow the Southern
PaeilU' ltailroad company to build its far
cast as the llio (Jrande. ami the Texas Pit
cillc to build wift to the Tlin (irande. It
grants no aid to the Snurhevfi FacIHe, hut
gives the Texas Pncilic tell thousand dol
lars a mile, not iu bonds, bin in greenbacks.
It also subsidize about a half a doen
branches of the road, at the satin- rite.
They are allowed iwenly yeais to pay the
government nnd the privilege of extending
payment sixty years. The full comniillee
will licet to-morrow fur I he purpose of hear
ing Senator .Iibi!toii in hchtilf of the bill.
Tlli;,l T Ml .M NOUTIIKIIN.
The Sinn1 committee reconsidered the
bi'.l creating the ftn H and N'ortlie''M railway
in fie t rrit. ri" of I'tait. I.L-!i and M-n-
tini, and referred the wime to a committee
conaUtuiff of Jletwrs. Suunder, Jlattliews
THK, HIOCX t'lTV JIItAMC'ir.
Gen. 0. 1). Hill nirtde an arjument lie
fore the Minute committee on rtiilnniilrt, this
inorninjr, u(on the uivmorial of the Mia
twuri Valley Knilrotid company, ankinx to
he doHinated to ciHidtruct the Hiotis City
branch of the United St;iteg railroad, from
bioux City weHtward, under the amended
PiU' He rnilmii.l 1,111 i,f Jnlv 9 1HI12
Tho senate committee on transportation
rate to the railroad to-day heard further
Htatcment by Capt. Ead and by Engineer
Barnard and Wright, in respect to the bill
providing for a change in the payment to
Ead.s on account of hi impiovcmeut of the
IlLTI.KIt'il I1I.OW AT THE PltF.SS.
Butler' bill to run u newpiter under
government auspiece create much unfav
orable comment. It is understood that
it ha its origin in hi hatred of the public
is still waiting on His-ock. Representa
tive Potter ha read a telegram from repre
sentative lliseock, stating that it will not
I convenient for him to return to Wash
ington before Saturday. Potter says the in
vestigating committee will probably not
meet early for organization.
The legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation bill, as reported from the
senate committee ou appropriation to-day,
is amended in a great numU-r of particulars.
the united effect of which is to restore to
tin; existing basis the grade and pay of
clerks, messengers, watchmen, etc., of the
executive departments, reduced by the bill
a it came from the house, and to non
concur in the house provision for abolish
ing the offices of fourth aud fifth auditor of
The committee agree to the reduction
propised of the compensation of member
and employes of territorial legislatures, and
recommend non-concurrence in the provis
ion limiting the number of member for
each council and eighteen for the lower
branches, ' .
THE DEMOCRATIC CENTItAL COM
MITTEE. Washington. May 2:). The Democratic
executive committee met this morning at
!i o'clock and adjourned shortly before 12.
There were a number of new arrival of
new members of the committee,
and the number of state represented was
swelled to thirty-three. The whole acssion
was devoted to the expression of opir:on
by individual member of the committee
as to the condition of affair in their respec
tive states, anil a slight reference to the Pot
ter resolution. The speakers all represent
ed the prospects of the Democratic party
for the fall campaign to be, in their states,
flattering to a large degree. The question
of indorsing the Potter resolution was laid
over until this evening. There is no dlbt
that a majority of the member
are in favor of indorsing this
resolution and that such will
he the nnal action of tlie comnoiice.
Hon. Fred. II. Prince, secretary, is engaged
in the preparation of an address to the
coiiuti r, ilii h will take every advantage
possible to the Democracy in placing the
present condition of national atta'rs before
the country, nnd the conclusion deduced
therefrom a to the relative nieri' of the
Democratic and ltepublican parties. It is
expected that the session of the National
Democratic committee to-night will be a
loud one, as all the members are anxious to
complete the business in hand and adjourn.
The committee met again to-night and
adopted the following resolution :
Hesolved, That the action of the house
of representatives in appointing a commit
tee fully cm towered to investigate and re
report upon the frauds alleged to have I en
committed in the late presidenl'iil election
to the end that the truth may be known to
the people and a repetition of such fraud
be prevented, meets with the approval of
The resolution was subjected to considera
ble debate, and after its' adoption, the com
mittee adjourned sine die.
IMMENSE SlUESS OK THE f'E SOTO CEI.KIIIIA
TIOX. De Soto, Mo.. May 2:1. This has heen a
great day for De Soto, celebrating the com
pletion of the machine simps. The pro
cession was a grand and picturesque one.
President Allen and party arrived in a pri
vate ci-r at six o'clock. A large party
came by the special excursion train. The
hall opened nt f o'clock, and the vast room,
with its del orations, was a striking specta
cle. Mr. Allen was presented to the crowd
by . !. Wear, engineer, and made an in
teresting address. Hundred of couple
are now participating in the merry dance.
THE CHINESE EM PEItoU'! PItAYEll.
From i In- New York Sua.
The l'ev. Dr. Newman, in the Central
Methoil'st church, argued that the Chinese
are the'dircct deceudeiits of Noah. The
Idea that they are uncivilized and heathen
ish is disproved by their written language,
wise laws and temple devoted to art, liter
ature, and religion. Tlieyacknowledge the
existence of a Supreme Being, w hoso abode
is in Heaven, The prayer offered in their
temple life addressed to the Mysterious
ltuler of the universe. One offered by the
emperor once a year was read by thespeaker,
who said : "If there areany government otli
cialshore they will do well to pay particu
lar attention." The prayer was an earnest
appeal to ( iod to enable the emperor to ad
minister the laws with jus. Yc end wisdom,
wronging no one, and giving to each sub.
" ct all that he was justly entitled to. .
pecially Was Dii 'o wisdom invoked ill the
appointment of officials, so Mint none might
tie defrauded, and that corruption ill high
places might be avoided.
The New York Mail Vsks; 'ds Chris
lintiity on the decline iu this country J" Not
at all. We have the promise of as many
churcll straw berry festivals this season as ill
liny former vear. No. Christianity is le t
on the decline, It due not even d c!ia
tueiity-rlvc cents for Hv" cent worth of I"-: -lies.
C'Ol'NTER PROPOSALS SUBMITTED
BY THE CZAR.
CONCILIATORY TONE OF THE COM
MUNICATIONS. Increasing Hope of an Amicable Agree
ment. A Ditsiiatrou Fire at C'ountant inc.
London, May 2:1. It i authoritatively
stated that Count Schoiivalotf bring from
the czar counter proposals, couched in con
ciliatory terms, prosiiig that all question
pertaining to European Turkey be submit
ted and treated by the pronied European
congress, and that all question relating to
Turkey in Asia 1m- made the subject of a
separate convention between En jland and
A St. Petersburg correspondent says: Ai
we are still far from the certainly of peace,
though tho general conviction and senti
ment in favor thereof i powerful, military
preparations are bc'ng pushed fonvard ener
getically. Even if war is avoided, it i .
tiiought thi will be useful a making
weight for Russian influence, nt the con
gress. Uen.Todloben's activity and his im
portunity about the fortresses must not
therefore be regarded as indicating a fail
ure of Count Schotivalorl" mission.
THE I'.I SSIAN ADVANCE.
A correspondent nt Vienna telegraphs:
It i true, tUv result of CwM Scii.)UVdl'.iJl"-j
efforts will probably turn out to be that he
lias secured a basis for further negotiation.
Meantime tliepreparai!ons before Constan
tinople .continue energetically. The Rus
sian continually exhibit a 'tendency to
gradually creep up to it capital, keeping
the Turks constantly on the alert.
FKESII UEINKOIU EMENTS
are constantly going to Bulgaria and
Roumeliu. Odessa is swarming with sol
diers, and is (shipping troops. Gup and
stores are going thence to Burga. on the
Black sea. or by the Bender railway to
Roumelia and Bulgaria.
are not idle. They have brought troops
across the Bosphoru from Scutari until one
hundred and thirty battilions now man the
northern lines. Heavy aized gun have been
moved from the Bo.phorus batteries into
these lines, while the batteries on the Asi
atic side have been strengthened so as . to
form, in conjunction w ith the fleet, a line -of
defenses to which they might retire incasu
ot need, though they are now more than
ever confident of their abitity to hold their
I.ETTEH FIO iM OSMAN PAS1I.V.
The Y'nkir mul nwslerf nowrmoor of
Constantinople publish a letter from Osinan
Pasha, denying that he said Constantinople
was not susceptible of defense against a
considerable Russian fore?, and declaring
that he would never be a party to the dis
grace of retiring before an enemy much
weaker ly illness and fatigue. A Victim,
correspondent says: This letter expresses
the feeling pervading the army at Constan
tinople. It! ssi.vx It EINFOKCEMKNT.
A dispatch from Trcbizonde states that
the Russian at Erzeroum have received a
reinforcement of lO.iiuo men.
is raging in the garrison at thi place.
in Lazistan against the Russian, is spread
ing. It is estimated that between tell and
fifteen thousand Lazists are under arm.
These nrf prosecuting a guerilla w a re fare
against the Russians about Artvin and Ba
toum. A StTPI.EMKNTAKY ESTIMATE
for the expense of the Indian expedition
ary force litis been issued. The amount
fixed i 1.7.10,000. Navy estimate for the
transportation of Indian troops also issued
to-day is l,!iHO,000.
Cot NT SCHOI VAI.OKF
had an interview with Lord Salisbury, for
eign secretary, to-day.
IN TH E HOCSE OK COMMON
this afternoon Mr. Cross, home secretary,
concluded a long speech by deprecating,
saying anything to provoke anger or dis
turb the friendly relations between the
power. He hoped that eventually an
agreement would be arrived at to secure
peace and good government to eastern
in. the house of commons on the Indian
tniops question wa concluded to-night, the
government receiving a majority of twenty
one, which exceeded the most sanguine ex
lactation and th" ministeria.1 are elated in
i I.IIiEIIAI. EXASPERATED.
Mr. Robtick, a liberal, in a long and pow
erful speech, defended the government,
which exasperated the liberals,
KATE FIELD IN ENOI.AMI.
I.onisin, May 2o A performance ar
ranged by Miss Kate Field wa given fit
the Gaiety theater yesterday, in aid of the
Shakespeare memorial theater, library and
gallery at Stratford-on-the-Avon. Miss
Field made an address end appeard in In r
own comedietta, 'Eyes Right." and sang
'Angels Ever Bright and Fair."
THE Pol.Alt EXPEDITION.
London, May 2:1. The Bennett Polar
ship will soon sail for Havre, where a tem
porary crew will be shipped, when she
will leave for Sun Frnnci-co. Bennett
hopes the expedition will sail for the north
in June, ls7!i. It will go by the route
through Behring s'rait.
A FIIIK AT CONSTANT! N'ol'I.E.
Constantinople, May 2H. A lire hit
night within the precincts of the sublime
potto destroyed the greater portion of the
building, including those of the minister
of justice and council of state. The min1--istV.v
of foreign affairs, the graiM viziej-ate
and the archives were s.-ived. The origin
of the rlre is unknown, bur it is b.'iicved to
THE TIIEA'I V I oT.
It I reported that the original treaty ol
Sail Sti'fano W.i d 'stivyed.
AN INFORMAL F.XIHUITION OK ITS CAPAIIIU
An exhibition of Eddison's opeaking
phonograph wa given in the First Metho
dist church to the memljera of the Chicago
press association aud their friends. At 4
o'clock Mr. George II. Blis introduced tho
phonograph, giving a short sketch of the
circumstances of it invention a well a
some interesting anecdotes and incident in
the career of the inventor. Tho machine
itself was placed um a table in full view
of the audience. It is nlmut ns large a a
cigar box, nnd i comocd of a cylinder
covered with 'a sheet of tin foil, a diaphragm
composed of a thin sheet of metal and a
needle which by the vibration of air caused
by the voice, indents the sheet of tin foil
while the crank i turned. When the sen
tence, or song, or rhyme, or whatever -it i
intended to reproduce i ended, tho crank
i turned back to the starting point, and a
sound is reproduced strongly resembling
the creaking of a rusty hinge, but still
bearing the semblance to tho original
sound, if you happen to know what it Was.
After explaining it working Mr. Bliss
applied hi mouth to th diaphragm and
amid a breathless silence on the part of tho
audience shouted! -
''Hello! I thi a phonograph
''Yes, sir, thi i a funny-graft," came
from the machine like the wail of a siek
A ripple of laughter and astonishment
swept over the audience, like a summer
breeze over a wheat field.
'Ladies and gentlemen," said Mr. Bliss,
''I will now repeat a few lines of poetry and
begin with the well kuowu couplet, w ritten
by wh 's-name:
' M m wants hut little here tieluw,
Nor want ; that little long"
Turning back the crank, and starting m
afresh, came back the answer:
"Sam ttnnt" hut little here helow.
But when he does ho wauls It had."
'I will now," said Mr. Bliss, repeat a few
nursery hymn, as the tnuclune is yet in it
" Hickory, dickory. dork,
The nioife ran tip a clock.
The dock ntrink oiiu and down he ran,
Hickory, dickory, dock.-'
Every pair of ear were bent forward to
hear the reply, which came as follows:
" Hickorv. dickory. dock.
M.Cr.-n i old the Journal a clock:
The tax-lt-i ! fat. oh. w hat are. you at ?
Hickory, dickurv. dock."
Kid gloves were softly patted through
out the audience, and w hispered exclama
tion were heard of "wonderful," ' witch
The next exhibition of the power of the.
phonograph consisted in the reproduction
of the sounds contained in the following
-Man- had a liltloliimh.
It fleece a unite a snow.
And ever w here that Mary went
The lamti nn ntire to uu.
With singular fidelity the answering
chord wa struck a follows:
.lohn-oti hud n little mule.
And how thai mule would laii'.'U:
So Johnson traded ott the mule,
To liny a plion:e,-r:iph."
To test the power of the new invention
in the reproduction of music, a stanza of a
familiar hymn was sung as follow .
"Yankee doodle c.'inio to towu
t pen a little pollV.
He "lul l, tt leulUer Iu hin b it.
Aud called It inaoc.ironi."
A fresh sheet of tin-foil was put on, end
the notes reproduced as follows:
"Yankee doodle hat a cat. ;
And nlie wn fall of frolic
And everv time she cail,hl u r it
You'd think he had the colic."
A cornet plaver wa then brought on the
stage, and he 1 dew the stirring strain of
Yankee Doodle in a thin funnel until he.
wa black in the face; and the phonograph
reproduced the music with the addition of
abassdrum.ii pair of cymbal aud the.
w hole paraphernalia of a first class bras
band about to start upon a Sunday pic-nic.
Various o iter tests were given, among
them the experiment of laughing heartily
with the mouth placed firmly against the
plat-.', and the machine giving it hack a a
ghostly giggle: to count from one to twenty,
and to call off the name of prominent
firms, all of which were reproduced iu n
manner to ho recognized by those who knew
Seriously, however, the principal i there,
and there "is no doubt that some time in the
future, w hen it shall be perfected, the phon
ograph may bu ranked among the wonder
ful invention of the age.
AWARDED I'NDER AN OLD
The Philadelphia North American of the.
17tli instant says: "An act of 173 pro
vide that a person, if discharged after a
hearing upon a writ of habeas corpus and
then rearrested and recommitted for the
same charge, shall be entitled to recover
300 from the party who knowingly aided
in the procurement of such commitment.
I'nder the prvisioii of that act a suit was
brought by Thomas Si'hoflcld against Henry
Root, the trial of which ended yesterday in
Judge Mitchell's court. Schotleld had
been rearrested for the same charge by
Root after a discharge on a writ of habeas
corpus. Judge Mitchell said to the jury
that, although the statute was harsh 'ami
had never been enforced during his recol
lection, it wa nevertheless thf law, and if
they believed the plaint ill's story they must
find a verdict for him. A verdict was ren
dered in favor of Mr. Schotleld for .100,
based upon the standard" of eontinential
money, 1 of which wa worth 2 07.
'"Havino in my youth severe notions of
piety," says a Persian writer, "I used to arise,
in the night watches to meditate, pray, aud
read the Koran. One night, fully occupied
with these practices, my father, a man of
practical piety, awoke, 'Behold,' said I,
'thy other children are lost in irreligious
slumber, while I alone awake to receive
God." 'Son of my soul,' answered he, 'it i
better to sleep, than to wake to remark tho
faults of thy brethren.' "
James Gouimix Bennet has settled down
at Melton Mowbray, and he and hi sist'T
ri ently gave a grand ball at Melton, which
is said to have In ai extensively ndeiided by
c nuitry squ're In top I mot and ladie wh
"ride w ith the hounds." It is rumored that
Mi Bennett h.-i been engaged to u young
lri!i p a r, Lord Rninore.