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IK Ja;.h(Mrt-m.rMW HTM.'. (Lit VALUE OF TRAFFIC BUREAUS ADDRESS BY J. C. LINCOLN, COMMISSIONER MERCHANT8 EXCHANGE OF ST, LOUIS, ) ' TRAFFIC BUREAU MO., DELIVERED BE FORE CAIRO BOARD OF TRADE MARCH 25, 1909. There Is an old saying that his tory repeals Itself. . ' In Journeying to 3oup city this i very apt phra' o lirouRht to ny mind tho similarity cf conditions existing as between that jmelotit Cairo located In' Kgypt and tho'newer Cairo loratcd In the Egypt . of thlq country. Cairo the ancient was founded about 970 A. D., and has k populatlori at the present time cf about 000,000. The leuding city of l'3B'It.i its principal coniiiiercs ccn 1 sifts ,of the manufacture" of cotton,! calico, printing worka and Iron fac-, torles; , it is located near the delta of .the .Nile- which has tributary to its, long stretches of country fertile In ,. noil, created by inundations from the Nile and eared for by a very complete e.otem of Irrigation. Nature has been most bounl.ul it, the distribution of her favors over that portion of this country in whlei tluv new Cairo has been located and I fear the fell measure of these fa-, vors has not been tahen alvantag-;, of. The great Mississippi and Ohio Viver val!eys, at the confluence of which Cairo Is located, is the rich-, est, rr in the possibilities thereof, , in tho products of the sell cf any tdmllor territory in the world and na turc has provided a means if trans portation, if taken advantage of, that ii: the cheapest known means t-f transportation the waterways. In nnr mad race after railroad fuell'.tl s we have, I fear, erred in the negle t of 1ho cheaper facilities thus af-, forded, and have failed to ntilizi theoi as have the continental corn-, tries, I To the north and northwest ff you i Is produced the surplus of feed for man' and beast, such ps grain, pram liroducts, live stock and its pr Vluets, and tho hen and its i roduct. To the south of ybu lies that rerti'e section ef the country that calls up visions for man and beast. To the south of you is produced cotton, rice, sugar, mofosseg and the products of the forest, all cf which in a greitir nr. leaner degree has to Snd Us way to northern markets.1 To the north, close to your door are almost Inev hamtible Rtipplies of cna" liy'the Ohio river you are enabled to reacV lit ' the least cost of sarvice at the least " trunspor atl n cost the n- "hracite and coking fields of W st Virginia and Pennsyivan'a. To' t'nl imtrthwest you have a large supply oft iron ore upon which you may draw. lesser degree, and, notwithstanding this tax upon commerce, upon the whole too little attention Is paid by tho average shipper or receiver of freight to the tronsportatkn feat me of his business. ... Individual Shippers. Ybu porbubly have in your own ecinmunftv we have them in all 'communities niamifactircis ani: rhippers doing a) extensive business emplo.ing every Ingenuity in cam itin with their business proiu-r In 'determining cost 'and profit. Hut 'while ti';iti.-,piiitatioiu i ntcis as a m terial factor in cost and profit little 'attention is paid to that branch of the service beyond the mere know ledge as to what ii the rate fixed b tl'o carrier, ufthintt ref.T nee to tli reasonableness or uircaaoiial.e:ie-8 thereof and whether other eumuiuni ties enjoy advantage s. It will' I e sur prising the lack of Informa'ion jks scssed by the averaga busin s ; man concerning freight problems no doubt festered to some extent by the fact that they do net cc nslder their individual account is of sufficient mo- 'mrnt to be pressing. I desiie to in: press ujxm manufacturers a:;d larg' J .shippers in particular the specializ . i;ig of transportation matters. .A nixu'e thorough knowledge of th" erst of maike ing their gords and the relation that t;ie transportation charge bears thereupon. This, in my -Judgment, is a responsibility that a( taenia to and should be assumed by large shippers, and thus the bett; r 1 e n:lp themsilvrs with necessary knowledge to understand the great railroad nr:bVt::t. as l pui ti e rise rr fall 1 f our railroad commerce 1. so much dependent. ' Traffic Bureau. J Having taken cur first step in the jlln:1 of progress, by individual 111 aim 'fe.ctilrcrs rr shippers spe I ilizin ; Hi-' j problems attaching to their particu lar lines of Iwdn-ess we thus fi rm the nucleus upon which to create an organization a traffic lurea- through! the me.lium of which the entire communitv can bo represented, the small shipper receiving protec tlcn advice and Information gath fred through the minds of the differ ent .'Individuals dealing with De-re !trnnsortation problems. Traffic bureaus should havr a 'broad-gauged. welMnforinrd man In charge as the directing head or th medium through which dlrrs'tl n should there not be a reootll n if the comuierrc ef the are i:nt Cain he Way o given liv a board mnv he coiioi With these condit:oiiH rxl.-thi; w". y ,.., " , ,,,, ii,., ,.uv a whole may be ci nserve.l. Py such eone'eutra ion of action results ea i To accoiiiiirslTTITfvhicli & often m to naeght v.h:n sought by th inilt vidual. Throrgh the medium of a traffic bureau, its 'traffic nian-ger backed, by tho bureau, acting as a representative body, stands ' upon a Utter fmirdatii n for l-cgoCatirn and cenf'Tin-es with carriers than when the end Rrught is thnit'gh Individual effort tco often p-rson il In character and the result predicated upon the whi n er capricj cf t' e traf- in tin, cottiin-print works a"d tin ma:: nfa'torle3 ot Iron? ' Yovr'cItyW served by one of the greatest waterways in this' ccuntry and ii'Ciumerahin subsidiary wat'r routes. You are likewlre er.vcd by Breat railroad transrortaticn c-ni-pait'es. Have vou, no;th-tiadiin year growih and th? megnitiliie f Vour . businCKS, taken fit 1 , advantage id these fa von gra&'.?d by nature naj by iiian? Those thcughta lead me t'i the theme ef my talk Traffic Kureai r which navy their varhus lrxnc'e:. .'- Transportation. ' No business can thrivj or gr.nv ti seer rwful proper! Ini n wl:hcut b -cotiilng Koniefhing more than m r ly local.'' Therefore ' in branching out line bcrmfR depend-nt tiMm tranr portation. 'The magnitude of the t:r: paid by the people if (be l.'nl'ed S'ates on commerce in the thapt! if trsnspoite'ic 1 charges ca-i be r-ck-oned by the freight rr venue d-iiv.d by carriers from transportation. The arr'ngs derived from this lourco nlrnr by the i.-a:is ortatleu . con pauiea represents marveiouu figuies in the acefiiiulalii.n of which vic'i rciUribuU enr tihaie Jo a .grkat!x t r fie ofnce. No individual or firm has the tin;e, ex'Tjit thy neglect ef bes'ness l i which eiigace l, even' though it may hav.-' the inclination, fo scsn'ch out. ana ijze anil dMcnnliie whether rates a e i niestanil inrea"-'0!iable by centrali sm, m li'i-s Ihi'S' have i niployed 1 .specially rquippftl traffc mat for 1 bat piiipfse, ntiil then only ph t their particular lin s of bi;si ie s. I'prn a traffic bureau devoted exclu i.lv.'ly to s'ell purpose d''Voiv s t'11 S" duties and ,u;r Iraflic m,'i:ii;g r be ccmis a romniissioner using Ms ili: loninticul powers s fir as poi-slli'e in bringing about changes in rat iidje ;!iuei)ts which should bo p.-ti; ni''ed "ud co 'del Too much dependenco Is jdac-d iiin effcers of earricri to tier Don t Miss This 9- or- A k , (unity. Oppi Call and S?c This A bcaalilal New Royal Scivlag Machine WorKi $65.0 flhea away Ibis week at yoar own price. Call and gel particulars, tills week only, at CAIRO FURNITURE STORE, 905, , Commercial Avenue, Cairo; III. !HS3 For nail a Century Wood's Fever Pills havehrrn knnn ai the only cars eur for fhlU and Fever and all Ulll,u an! Malarial !. Al a HIo. Purjfler and to buUdlnf vp a tun dowa rtiitu mey nava no equal. for Sale by all local Dntqqtets. analyzing' and Bwlng that their Irate adjustments are made non-diserlniln' atory, jiibt and rcawmable. They are human and can not but err at times no matter if theirs Is the best inten tions, they can not act an guardiani over each particular community. Vhik as a class they are disponed to be fair with p.'l cf the com munities which they, serve. It is but human that thev should servo better tlose eomniunities which serve themselves Tb.re are many complications In coimecth n with publication' of rates rules and regulations provided fo In larlffs.and as Uic nt-e of an rnlawful rate or nn erroneous ouofation plac s no resnomibilitv upon ti e carrier, the burden falliiiK eoon the H'r!' it Is well to hav a tbrn.imb' equipped t'-'tflc Vie-e i urot 'which you can place rellaiice to sua d you asnlnst these errors. There are many d 'cisioii'i " ren dereil ov the ' In'o'sl I'o' t nnr.nerie Cdmmls.smn, not only where fo 111 il complaiuis liave b" mi brought b it also in the case of a luiiiiistrat rulings, which are i-f raramornt Ini portance, to the shipper aud upon which points he should be informed that he may steer clear of breakers It is impiwsiblei for th( interstat Commerce Commission to place these matters in the hands of every Individ ual shipper but through the medium of a traffic bureau you can be kept well informed. The manager In charge of such bureau should : like wise keep in touch with court do eisldis that he may, where your I : tercsts are involved, spr ad the es sence mererr amoi'g voi r menioer- ship. From these observ itiens yon il see how dilhcuit it becomes for in individual to bo fully informed, liav tug his own b'.sinrss to loeR a!t r which is probably paramount to traf fie problems. Therefore the neces- it y ( f speeia'.iidng th; work hrouh traf lie hurra" us 11 means by which creator reasearch may be bat aid ubiieft v 1 btair.el I might speak a' length en the work of a traffic bureau, its pea l liilities an. I. its routine, but it would lie taking up yen time u neves-sai 11 ,'. I may say from my c.wn cxp;ricn.e that the rommissioni'r of a traffic 'nireau has to lie an encyclopedia, a lawyer, a railroad nia'i and a shi: p'r. ife is eijircttd to give a legal 01 Inloi in the eas- of a nui st onable freight claim., a delayed shipment or in tie ase of loss or dama-re. He is ex pected to kiu.w -Another a ratp is too bitrh or too low in itself. He ! is expect. d to be able to expiiil'i why 1 rate for a haul rr 50 mil) s ir me ase should be biclier or lower than for a haul cf mil's in ntiotl er use. In fact, a gnat deal Is ' ex ected rf the commission': r. He i: Mifipeseil ta bo more or less Jnfal- ible. His effort, however, shou'd be to, educate bis ci nstitnr ney let a ;rcater knowledge of tiaffie prob cms. the ernclnsli ns at law and to inve each number become mere ex Kit in the knowledge cf hi.4 rlgl.t?. National Organization, While tie traffic bureau cf a com nullity is charged essentially w th "10 handling cf traffic problems t fecting his c.wn commenl'y, broad puiitiriis invihir.g transpo'ta'.'on hrougheut the country ar direiilv irf'-cting all shippf r:i do and wi 1 Yiiithnii to aris and in rtea'ing with hrse problems tie individual rrgan 7atii.e. cannot cepe. fi r a comp'aint f 1 um me commtnily which la n-l irotested by idhr-r co:nmuni'ie8 will ear little fruit. Oi the broa I nrchloms and in iilustvali n t.ere if I might refer yen to bills i f bull ic, 'jaiif it privileges, (rronei us 1 uot"' lens, adjustment of cbili b an I mien In, ents b tie Inter tite Cum- niercc Ai t -lhire ;,iest. li c nop ra tion fietwei'-i idiippers' urtan zH I tii 'hrorgliont the cnimtry. Cnrplaiits liest be 'hon.iighly dev-lip d. t'nl' rea: cnal b n' ss di t in lied anil r n cent ration of energy rr cfiie-tien mest be along uniform liur-s. I' is 'hen lore of tho utmost i i po: tai '-e 'bat those men whn aw link'ng t rr; f ic problems a study in their 'nil '.Miia, ceni'n-11 i e.-i sr.o'ini rrra I'.c nid e:i cp.'Tate tbW ugh a n:.ti: ial or- ;aaization fir t'e 1 urrr-e if d !:ig with the t loa I iif st 'ons. !" h in rrganlz.itiin Is now in e r coiiipisicl if commissioneri. iraftic T.nnageM. s cietar; s and ilnilir f.'icer.'i fr 111 th!pl e s' oiu;r i'.atio s n the I.-jt : t t itle (f the ' lite I S.a'ia alone, with traffic -na "ase s if :r ;it Inlictii s Th's rrE.niva'ion knettii a Tie- N'.iil mi In hn trial Traffle leicuo ail t s InTi.e.Te t ne;ng felt by b'.fh carriers and s' I twts thn.rghoiif ti e Irnct'l a :d breadth rf iiir land. Railroad.; arn theroiicbly organised Their cftici rs nsVe a ftiidv if th" railway Mtuali m. They are cm: s aniiy ire tug trc u.te it tre p"c 'e thr tub 1 uli'ic i.l.lres s n d arc out-tantly supplying the prrsR w t'i irtirlrr. pn.prRatln-; their pnllrp mil training It? pu.tl c i.iind It tin ir vny if thinkinc. i brir pnsnce M jfiuallv fe"t 'n ail lirgo g itberbi-.r. Their r-prosent iMvc; am c r.'stanly r-iin? if).. bpWiative mini and un lei taking t'" train it and, inf itt "' -itclv teo eft'-:i () lefb'.laiUo m'r I iei,b trai'i'ni; f r t'e 1 rev nti n if nr'a onali'- an I 1 njn t I- g si t;' n m l we shoi bl ip 1 r"r bflji In si.rh "af-cr,. Take in th" n' rf a fonrA" -r.mjita itit 'eti re tho (' nnd.. I n ith sbii mt on ti e one sido ml -arrron t!i - id her. Tie -I ipp r l vtndicap!e,l in tho f.rst instince. H "re'iuenitly hr..i n t t'o .la'a 1:0,- th-" nfcrmatien ujn which to base his "mplaiut. On the other hand ;he 'arrl r. and if mire tb:in om carrl-'r s Involved, get tor;bf.r a,id a;re- :icn a lleo if .-i-iifn, they pro Ii a position to nir. uiih an arrsv .rf t"mrnls and fisurrs in snfport f1 their contenUcn as to almost eub- IndivUual rtiergo ", the " ivwir, Operating through a traffic bureau in dividual effort cam be elaborated up on by the convl(ined effort of ' the community through the ability ft the traffic bureau to gather tho necessary statements, tabulations and testi mony in Bitpiiort of the contention. ; What is needed on the part of the shipper is a greater knowledge in general of the complex!; les of freight proiueniB ami tne gained thereby for the sure ssiu) prosecution of their eomp'ainta where complaints are justified. National Industrial Traffic League. I have incidentally referred to the National Industrial Traftle league, an organization that is now com posed of representatives from bards of trade, chambers of commerce a' commercial organizations from alnut forty cities, also traffic managers ef the leading industrial organizations ami national organizations through out the UnPed States. Through this organization we are ilealine with the bill of ladln-i nuestlon. seeking the elimination of the many object l-m able features contained In the new :nirorm bill of ladinc. This we are undertaking to accomplish by confer ence between our bill of lading com rnit'o and the committees represent' ing the carriers. We also have in hand the penalty clause ecntuliW in Ihe classifleatl' n. This, however, assumes a legal nsp"ct but is neing followed up along ecnsTvative lints, On claim mat'ers we are working with the Frkht Cla m Agents As iatlon of t'.o I'Lited States looking to improved service in the luliust- inent of claims. We are also under taking fo ro-opurato with tho rail roads with the view ' of doing away with inmronor rackaces creative ot so many claims for less anil uamage I. We likewise hnve committees con rrlng with various railroad organ!' zillions resneit'ng the use of Urg cais where rmall cars mured aim the use of lone cars where short ea s are ordered and charges are base upon the s:z? i f ear furnisiiei. u ' our contention that tre' curriers, to uit their own convenience, furnish car differine from that ordered by hlpper, the iciiii inini weight appli cable to size of car orderel should be protected. I only mention these as among 11 a 11 y matters which arc being nego tiated by representative committees from tho League's 'membership with ("he carriers themselves. There are three very Important sub pets whieh have been discussed at length in meetings of tho League. They have been very thoroughly de veloped by experience and upon thse subject5) it is felt that some acti n she-nil be taken protective of fihin- lets' inferos s. These mat e s, wMch have only reached tho legislative tage, alter conference with th In terstute Commerce Crmmisslon and t was deve'oped that under existing aws they did not have Jur's liction, !ire as follows: f.'lving to the Interstate Comnie:ce Commission the right to suspend tar iffa profxtslng advances In rates, rules or regulations; 1 Giving to the Bhipier ths rir;bt .0 route his freight; Placing upon th" carrier-responsi bility for enrno-es rate quotations. We do net f.tvor the extreme legls- 'a' iou dlreitrd against the carriers which seems to control the legisla tive mind of today and for the past three c,r foer years. Wo are opposed :o the practice which hat telectel the carrier ns an object uin,n wH"h should be viilteNl excessive regula tions and unwarratir.'d ' Inb'rferenee wit'.l the conduct of r.uoh corporatiens In cxprfssmig this vi -w it door, not nean that we ar-- opp-ised to any leg islation Involving 'he carriers, b':t t the contrary we believe tlvrrn Bo'ild ! some additl uial l-clslaflf ni a'org conservative and pndectlve line. I'liarigi's tliat i x erieiioe lias d mo 1 tiatod should le eTn'ctel. Suspension of Rates, fiiclcr the present law 'he ilajht of Initiative for th" making of 1.1'es rests with the carrb r. and it Hboii'.l continue to rest with them. Under tie iifsont law, whin he" carrier nstitr.tes a rew rate V. bcotm s 'law and is bin. tin? upon carrier and tdilp jer mit'l tvt asblf bv a eonstitut'.'d authority. The liitertate Commerce Commission can nut challenge nor ims it upervlsion over raVs legally publish"-! and 'I I with the Conmis sion until ea'ie have bem made if fii live and t'jen mly uimn forma! omplalnt and ait' r a d' e'' bea-'ln't tf ra'Tlets rrr in the'r jn Icnie t iu idvanr'nu rnfes wbii h may Injur!" us ly alT t a fmsln-srt Intirext or e community t!:ere is no mo' hod now I'rovid d by which tie erri rl of J'ldg ment inn ! rone I'd exc l'. oftr a legal procieding. It 's true that prior to th? eff-vti.e-nriss i f a ratp api als hnv.-" I ee n nde by Injunc lm ta the Federal "flirts whioh In oik- fum or aii't'e" have Iron pranled. !:i thtse cas.s HstI: linat ioi s as bttwcei phirier? hav. resubel from the rr'.cri . rf Fed nl - eits fr.-m th? fa t t' at mly such paiti-s ns appear 1 efore he coi rt bl this" prrf eedlira nr-1 gearaitenl 1 retortion ' It I th' sblpiw rs' i-onto-.tien ihai j'iris Hi t'i n "vor pri'pi so. I rat s shou'd rest with the' Interstate "onimre f'm"'ls den a; thrtr jm is-;i tion ex en ' thinughi.nt the l-ncih anl tradt'i if the land and tht-1r ord"n fan give enial pnf'ition to a'l ihlp rn. We oppose th" vt re filing of a complaint with the Commission as crving a means to suspend pre- ntsrd advance but we do ask 'hat whore a primr facte case "Is made of the i:nroas'.nab!enoFs of the new rate, rub- or rrcuiatbn in1 ep- on notirp tbeteof being rerveii iipca the proronent llni the Comai'sion. shlpper.'iu Its Jiscrctioir, If satisfied that1 the preliminary showing made la Justl fleil, may suspend the proposed .tariff rntll a full hearing may be had, and the burden of proof shall retrt upon the carrier to prove the reasonable ness of the advance. We boil ;ve that the Commission should have the power of suspension or Injunction fot lowlng in the accomplishment tlicrc. cf somitwhat along the eamo Jinios added wisdom j that shipper: would liave ta proceed through the Federal court 1 ; Erroneous Quotations. . : Another grave matter ? w ith which tho shipping public has to contend is that of erroneaus quotations '. by carriers agents. . Many ..experiences of this character. are brought to my attention by menibers of the Mer chants' Exchange. Ilailroad make up the tariffs' and are conversant with the terms and conditions' there of. Shipper, under the law, Is gov erned by tariffs i'n which he has no voice In the making or construction.; It Is simply impossible for the aver-j age shipper to determine from', the tariffs on file at stations what Is the proper legal rate. In business prac tice he necessarily has td-rely upon mrent ef carrier, and there should be some provision by law which would insure to shipper the fiuotatlon of the projier rate. I know that nny proposition which contemplates a re fund to shipper of the difference' be tween tire legal rato anil "the erron eous rate may lead to collusion and tiie rehabilitation of the rebate under another form", but, evidently, to re- cure tne faithful performance en tho part of carrier's ag'iit, a provision should he made by law requiring ear- tier's' agent. uton demand, to quote ntes in writing; also to . r.'ifiiire carrier's agent, upon request, to In sert rates In bills of lading ns eI ilence of the legal rate and tho fa'tlr fill performance of carrier. ; As an incentive for the securing of priinr O'lotation In conformity with law', there should be a provision treating erroneous quotations ns a niisderratj- er. me ranroau to ne-subject to a fine whieh should revert to tha I'nlted States government for Ma vio- atlon of the law. The written que stion or insertion of tho rate In bill of lading might bo rsed as evideice r civil action for recovery of dam ages, if damages have been sus tained, by reason cf such erroneous ".notation. If our railroad friends have the power fo initiate rates; to prepare ariffs under which commerce shall le handled, then their renrefKn. ives should be required to quote thfl to do so operating vs atnlsdeurteanor. 4' Such an amendment to the act would com pel carrier" ftgent to Intorat hlWRi'lf of the nroper rate and will prevent, ad lus frequently .been my "experi ence, the quotation of - rates from memory and offhand ; would conduce to the exercise of greater care and diligence In securing the legal rate, and would minimize the losses by stoppers' due to ; "errpitoou 4 quota tions. -' .'. ,' . ,. I ' ' Right of Shipper to Route Freight. There is ' a'1 further , amendment o thQ act wlilch .should bo established as law, nnd that is ', the :"Blght of Shipper to Route Tfls Own Freiglit:" Carriers, at the . present time, are injecting Into J heir tariffs the un qualified right of initial line 1o route freight through ! to final destination. ftrlct application of this rule wwibl IKrmit the large carriers to effect a praitlcal iool of their business;- would make smaner imes nep' n-iiv . yegtigatloa. unotr such Initial' carrier for favors. ' i , - It . would deprive snipper troni avail ing himself of those routes by which he receives the best ; service, and the best care nnd . attention to ids business. If . tho iultial carrier Is to have the unqualified fight to route freight thin there will bo no neces sity for smaller lines to establish its agencies in the larger .shipping con fers creating thereby a competition between, carriers and a competition of service. In fact, nil line might as well-, abandon outside agencies and make their plans and arrangements wUli, connecting carriers for their prfqiortion of the business. As the carriers advertise and are -part lea to through rates by- various through routes, the shipper should have the unqualified right, in bis discretion, Ii prescribe 'that rout': which he w ishes to, use' just the same m a passensef, Waterways. What have we done in tho wav of j Improving our facilities for handling t : ' Tha JananaaA Bahv. ' The fjrst jiarn ts niven to hiqt'Vllh great cerenlony when lie Is a' month old;' af 15 h 1b considered grown 'Up, assitmr.s tho responsibility of a maa and takes neirTiante, ' Knterlng up on public, duties Ie .takes another name, which , Is-clangd "with every tep in. life; 1( hl superior uffleor has the same name he happens-to- have at that time he must change it again; ho must also change It when he Inarrles, and when he dies it is eharfged for the last time and Inscribed upon his tomb. Horjje Notes, . n N Htfd Paid to Begging' Letter; As-rtenrly as can be ascertained, tho wealthy persons of New York city re celve 35,000 begging letters a' day froiti BtrariRers,' aildTtha writers tfcnd a better fhance of finding money than In getting from them, for even the most liberal 6f philanthropists do not din pen o their charity excepting ac cording to careful plana aud after in- Extreme Carefulness. . "Ribspn Is the tnosfc careful maa I ever met." "Indeod!" .'.'Yes. Tha evening bo was married be requested his best tnan-ito carry the irttig, and tlpu asked Jjrn or a receipt for it." FOrt- SALE OR TRADE. ; , -. , .. (.!' ,' '1 ie of fifty' acrei FARM ." . '11 , M 1 own a good fa'rui Si' miles west of Mounds,' Hlhwdn, with 'even acres of strawebrrtea- a l set last sjirlng which I will trade for business or residence property iu Cairo, Mound City oi Mounds. , I will sell this farm for $2.!itO. M)0 down and $.100 in 1, 8, 3 and 4 yeara witli C per cent-Interest. '.V "; '.' . . 1 .: ' w. a: waix. NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS. correct legal rate, failure freight by. water? What means have our river crafti if: wo were so 'forieuate in Jjaving such service for the handling of their cargoes roustabout lalsir? liuw have our harbors Hnm taken care ot7 What facilities for Interchange of eopinierce bf tween river and ia: carriers? . Construct vessels for ese on pres ent, stages Make use of preseut wa ter, nnd as the tlejnh' is increased,. in crease facilities. Show that you ara entitled to bounty of the government for more water, by proving present s not mough. Organize cities a'ong the river to provide facilities for the time that is surely coming. The -annual meeting of the stock holders of J, Solomon & Co., will bi held nt their oftiee 709 'Commercial avenue, la. the city of Cairo,, III,, on TuesdnjvMarcu U(th,; 1903. at 8:?0 p. m., for tho purpose of electing a board of directors and such other busJncm as may be hrought before ald niec'. ing. . JACOB SOLOMON, ,'.'-' " , Tresldeut rail- M JtP tj nWo'rk 01 All Kinds Sec Cairo faMnkiiWor'. v., v. T O. W ERST KB. .Praji. , r & S' & 3IH. P. Fcrro Specials S6t -Atlow cost-S60 Delivered 1?09 3H,P. 'i ' :?!: liVl". ONE CYLINDER FERRO MOTORS 3 H. T. Fcrro Special, with complete outfit, 4 II. F. G II. F. 7h II. P.. Regular, 4 4 Perlcct vWorli Perlccl Satislaclion $ to;o6, 96.0Q 120.00, 152.00 NoRisk tit, -vL 5 i- TWO CYLINDER JFEflROi MOTORS 8 II. F. Ferro Regular, with complete outfit, lllll.P.V," 15 H. F. " 4 $186,00 220,00, 276.00 Offset. Cylinder Greater Power ' 111 i7r3S41 r I l"fl ;'. Largest Factory Strongest Guafaiftee . TllREE CYLINDER FERRO MOTORS 12 II. P. Fcrro RcdularwJlhcomplete outfit . r ss . 17 II. F.W 25 II. P. $257.00 367,00 426.00 SAMPLE IN IIARP'S DISPLAY WINDOWf"ll6s Commercial Ave. National Motor & Supply Co. ' ' " Manufacturers' Agents. :