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   New York World (Newspaper) - December 14, 1873, New York, New York                                C J E Ji P T R A S S I T VIEWS r i THB WD THE WEST DT3PINK TUEtK WANTS AM WISHESSJEECHES BY RliSENTAIIVESTnE NAVAL AWROPKIA T10S BILL IN THE SENATECIVIL December meeting caned lor Hig evening in the Hal of tbe House of Jicpresontatives to oomiinre views on the subject of rapid nnd cheap transpor tation was presided over by of Heprcsentatives of and of uverc choscD Fifty or sixty Rep resentatives were together with Sen ators of nnd of Representative of read the call for the which ho Hoid was signed by over 100 This he wan not for Ihe parpose of com mitting nny individual to any particular He East was interested m this question equally with the great West and In his judgment the improvement of the natural channels was the first ques tion to which they should address These would secure the end they soupht to a greater degree and at less expense to the country than oilier project of artificial means which eonld be After speaking of the vast products of the Mississippi showing the excess of Wtstern products seeking Eastern and European being in amount over onetenth of the gross yield of he said theso cereals were transported three great water lie the nnd the Mississippi Tho average freight rates per bnsnel and time of transit are as follows Iloin Chicago to by Hie Lawrence 4r cents per bushel nnd liftytLreo days time by the Hudson Uiver IJ cents per bushel and fifty eight days time by the Mississippi from Jir cents per bushel and thirty days The two firstnamed routes were ice bound five months out of the whereas tie lastnamed was practicable the entire Whilo he was an advocate and pressed the advantages of the Mississippi he de sired it to he distinctly understood that he did not antagonize it with other Of the Tort Philip he spoke especially of its the natural depth of water nt the moutn of the Mississippi being only fonrtten The Government dredge boats have maintained a depth of from seven teento twenty but this was not He continued to speak at length on the im portance of this subject and of the groat not only to the people of the Mississippi but to the entire Representative of spoke of the improvement of the James Birer and Knnawba which would connect the Kanawha Eiver with the affording the great Vest an outlet to the This work was favored by many of those framed our including General iiimself n practical A survey had been made by order of the end all the engineers reported as to its It would not cost or Thin sum was not large ns compared with the benefits which would accrue from Water though slow and wm the ouly oheap Liverpool was nearer by miles by way of Norfolk than by way of New He was prepared to go into any examination of all the improvement and to give BUfh of them as were proper his cordial rap They were great national and must not be treated aa alone of interest to the Mississippi but as of advantage to n common country and a common Bepresentative of said he ibonltl like to know whether this was a cauaus of members residing in the Missis sippi Valley met to consider the interests of that section of and not the merits of the James River and Kanawha Harris replied that he did not wish to intrude himself on the and imagined that he was at liberty to speak of one of the great means of as he was not aware the call was exclusive in its char Sypher here saying to his friend from Virginia and all olhers that the call did not exclusively apply to the interests of theMississippi This question was and could not be made sec Representative of came here representing a constituency deeply in terested in this transportation He did not Bupoose the object was to agree upon any particular but that every gentle man was at liberty to express his and that he would acquire knowledge for future consideration with a view to acting intelli gently on Hiieh measures as might be brought before the He did not think it prudent to agree on any In fact it was impossible now to do A strong and popular committee had been ap by tbe consisting of gentle men from the West and the who were to take charge of all matters relating to rail ways and and inland trans He should be happy to hear more fully the views of gentlemen either before or after that Committee shall moke a Representative of felt gratified in seeing so many of all parties meeting together for the common elevation of our from Maine to lifting it from the valley of sectionalism to the broad plain of He waa here to cooperute with provided they conld so act as to carry their Con jjreBB hod given millions to railroad com and while he did not make war upon them he thought now was tie time for those living in the Mississippi Valley to apply to Congress to give them such assistance as would develop the great resources of the commencing where the Mississippi taken its rise to whore it finds its and removing obstructions at the mouth of that He hoped they would all agree before 1hey left Washington upon some plan satis factory to the whole of was glad to see ao many members here from the Missis sippi No one question interested constituents as much as cheap trans They wore too opt to forget that was any section but their TBhe South at one time forgot there was a anil Ihe North that there wan a Tbe East vms beginning to find out that there n A West which has power in anil now comes with lenowed The West had the power obtain redress if they would bnt He wished to take in the whole country and irach improvements as would be of national The cost was nothing in this His constituents were farmers and therefore mnst have an outlet for theii Bnrplns Keprecnlative of said thtre were two subjects which commanded more attention than any Fi nance and tbe transportation interests of tbe country and these were closely Tne truth was the country had grown beyond the facilities for transporta These have not increased as the productions have increased within the last ten yewThere was not a larger num ber of through lines now from the East to the West than the close of tha These railroad linen have had a monopoly for especially during winter when lake navigation wa3 closed and river navigation partly and charged their own Representative of wished to offer a iemlulioa declaring that the meeting iu favor ol the Government improving NEW YORK DKCLMBEB PRICE FIVE Ihe mouth of he either by tho construction of tho Fort Philip Canal or olncrvitic us competent engineers deem to Dfs lit the earliest practicable mo BS tbe llrst great of internal im Representative Biircbard said this meeting had no right to bind members to any Oentlemeu conld only express their individual expressed the hope that no resolution would be He pro cetdeil to show that the object m view could be tffecteO in no better way than by the im provement of the Mississippi It was Iho liuty of the Government to do no mutter what it so that all tho tributaries to that river might be Louphridge asked the gentleman how oug it wonul take to improve the mouth of ic Mississippi River if the outlet were in Stciiard as soon as meu and money could do of said the time had come when the West would demonstrate there is a He was in favor of the James Uiver and Kanawha Canal in favor ot Ihe Lawrence route and the Atlantic and Great Western and he favored the mprovement of the harbor of Galvostoa nud now ho nsked his Eastern friends to open ip the Mississippi River to tho people of that He then oflered the resolution to which reference has already been After a brief debate the Chair declared it o be out of BB he diiknlson resolution offered by Representative of providing for the appointment of a commit tee of nine to collect information as to the facilities and cost of transportation by tho various proposed wayn of Fort said he had supposed the object of this meeting was to put matters in such a shape as would produce unity of action and thus secure Representative of said he bad attended n cheap transportation conveu tion in Missouri without and now he had been invited hither to hear speeches and to compare It struck him it were best to quit talking and to do some He was now ready to commence the tight and If gentlemen of the East as attempt to control the West and South should unite to control Congress in hoperformance of the Let it bo said the West and tho South have as much power as the East and will use Representative of offered the following resolution cmltcil liii Ihia That the members House o KepreRentalivea whose constituents an interested In cneap transportation win direct elTorts to brniK about a UDlry of notion on tile pun of said mcmiient In the legislation of Representative of alluded to the fact that the committees of river and harbor improvements had been largely con trolled by Western and that ap propriations made for the Mississippi including the intervening lines of communi had been in tuir proportion to the appropriations for such of Bftid tho Enst was a much interested nu tho West in such im and ho TVUS satisfied tho Western members were a unit nnd must support those measures which would benefit the tural The question was not hon much money should bo spent but how fai Congress should Objection was raised o McLeans but the ChdLr decided it to be in of after saying the South had interests in common with the remarked that if he came from the Mispimippi Valley he iu company with demand the improvement of that and organize a caucus and mnke that caucus a power behind the nnd would carry the measure irrespective of money or McLeans resolution was agreed of offered a resolu tion that when this meeting adjourns it ad journ to meet three weeks from when it will take into consideration the pro priety of forming a permanent organization in the Fortythird Congress iu favor of cheap and will take means for its Pending the resolution a motion was made nnd carried to It is understood that future meetings will be held at the call of the THU NAVAL The Senate Committee on Appropriations will hold a meeting on Monday to consider the Special Appropriation bill of asked for by the Secretary of the whicli passed the House The Committee will amend the making the appropriation the amount originally asked by the the amount appropriated by the House not being sufficient Jo meet the necessities ot the NATIONAL CIVIL 1UGBTS The National Civil llights which adjourned sine die at a late hour last say iu the address adopted that their grievances are nnd they take it for granted that action will had by Congress protecting them from the invidious distinc tions in the enjoyment of common and other public places of conven and in public places of and in enjoying other civil including entrance to public schools without regard to They want tho de nial of these rights punished with OLD VOBXXKIOBT Colonel Abner of tho Twenty fourth has upon his own applica tion been retired from active WENDELL LAST DOUfiS OK THE BJtlTTON At trie Britten trial yesterday Mathcw Maher tes tified tbat he bad not seen efearged with liaoiie on tbe lor some time after me election In 1871 In abort that MeKenna bad ran away arul bad not been seen TncKeenan forger caae was tlieu taken up and examined at Cadwallader putting Britten tlirongb a close lirlitou ttBtlfled that aa jet there waa not evidence enough to bat that ttte cose could be tattu up at anjr time wnm evidence anemic The supplemental charges of Bnants then taken and Brttton detailed als pare lacue proceeding against tbat being cross examined at Two UBbocltUe judges uwore tbat the saw Slmuks In the Cauiinome lea mlnmcs after the was Tne foreman and a member Of tnc Grand Jnry testified to what took place before hat Judge Pratt swure that aa far aalitt kuew BrittenUlsunarueu bla official dtitlcg Toe Ralflbeofc case was next WBen Brliton detailed all the and bald tbat Tie believed all the parties were nuplicatmJ fu tne In order to convict Kalaouok BB wqnlil be compelled to one Geoigc Gardiner Bad Jvlwln M who had already sworn fie laid tbe matter before tne Grand and all tne four werelDdlcwdior None of the parties were Ben rand and Gardiner were arrested aud gave De could not try tbeae pirtlca be cauBe be conlj not get tbem and IHKC charges bad been made against and tliat lojk a coiid deal of bin Commissioner here le clamUhat the case must tie flnlsUcil Monday or it wuuidnevtr be far lie couU attend to It Miei that Tbe case was aJ Jourced until qtjelWca 1118 LECTURE C LA SUES ABROAD TAKES OCCASION IN IT TO ADVOCATE GKANF8 REELECTION FOR A THIRD TERM AND SCOUT THE IDEA OP TUHN TO SPECIE A very large andlenco gathered In Association Hall last evening to listen to Wendell IliWlpss lecture on Glances Phillips said LADIES AND GKNTLKMKN It was a remark of Professor Tyndall at the close of his chemical lec ture In notion last aenHon substantially thus I wish every American could know and 1 wlfu every Englishman could know America said my experience In these States has me tnat national quarrels arise mostly from Irom ipnor one niitlon of the and said whatever bi IDAS natlona ncqualnttd with each other that in the largest btride toward had the mineuleu la my mind when I gutucreil hu iimtuiiala for thla hours niance Ht rndenvoied to Rather up ot thu rails and irlllca mat make us better and able to prognosticateperhaps the future slid the next America has bceu lor ine BBt fieventv ytars the focus of the worlds and the chancel In which tho world Is mo rod mainly rms been thnt of material With he single exception of our having worked oil tbo poison of the slave the growth of this country for tne last seventy jears Una been mate It has adiuil nothing otherwise to me JlitlOBOphy of government it lias thrown little jr no light on social questions tne last tlty years have Btimvn us macrial grcuvtn such aa It IB Impossible that an otner fifty years will ever If 1 were to say that tue last years lu the world has shown progress SUCH oa tliree ccnlurles previous not and fiuch us It IB extremely unlikely that two more centuries will 1 should not overstate the because tutB lavish development ot steam power and and theimmense dcvciop nentofihe cooperative effort of ing facilitating cheapening production theee four elements of material romSB have made Buch an exhibition ot mental force as it Is not at all HKoly that any two centuries will ever see lint tor these the tlBh Government would have ceased to exist at least a generation Tbe next eenttiry will show us social changes not material my Great changes In the relations of capital and labor great changes In the position of changes in the nature ot lu the relations of church nul to be tne prominent facts of the next hundred If they If they do come that boy IB torn 10day like whan he wrote the Decline nnd Fall of the Roman boy IB born today that will write the decline and of the American Because to any thoughtful man It IB evident that the grasp ot aaso clatcd wealth In an opre when the Bin ot not being tlch Is only atoned for by tho eltort to become ao me grasp of associated wealth of bank and railroad and manufacturer on legislative oa the possibility ol Individual la so nmd and despotic and inevitable that unless we cvad It by f ome great toclal changes it wont be possible for this republic to We Bee a power iri ilnitelv grander than that of tho feudal oaronB ot iuu jearn infinitely more Irresistible ttum Today Gladstone epeaklng of thu dlepstabilflhment of the liogitsti Wccannot trust ihcCliurcn beyond the clasp of 1he GovirtinentB hand us a rival power wielding sterling it Is too grave a charge to the British too grave a charge tor the British Govern three times as strong an ours and jet oue Ihe head of the Pennsyl vania wlclilu und the verv sweep ot his garments as he niarents east from yan Francisco to IUllader phla 18 more than minelent to sweep dowu Leglsla tuteBUB he 1 look for no Hafctv except In great social I believe that the day IB gone by In this country when you can get half a mans power of him un a system of wayca It was pTisBlble lioo years tmort ihe dependent laboring accepted the best they had offered am lived Iiom day to aud hardly overlooked tui margin of another week they were contented vrlih the But educa the a Bharo In the has dispelled all that con and unless we nave unless we Have labor taken Into a great with labor win tear capital to That la lu the f believe that we at home are to tea another social so to God forbid Hint we suouhl ever return to that delu Blon of Fpeoic pitjmcuts 1 do not think tuut the Aaurlcau people will ever wander back to those Egyptian Hearipots It Is a delusion long slneo puliecl by the practical expurlvucu ol the We have the best currency lu the world and 1 dont believe almost effort of any minority will ever bring us back to the old I hope 1 never 1 look forward to a currency double In resting only un tue credit of the no check ana balance of tvneat or to disturb the natural relation ot lu I look forward to the result trom that sliall bring down me interest of money in country to tbe level ol Great per as lo shut out the necessity lor a tarlfl and deprive wealth of half of its desire of aul put reach of the masses all thu fruits ot tbe Today tlie puts In out of which he gctB 3 per m money and per in aristocratic woeial and IB Unless we lauticu oar vessel iti tne aamecnannel and Dent Great Jirltaln with her own weapons we than go these changes which Impend over iiH are impending over I thliiK the republic in Europe IB muan nearer than many Tho republic In Britain Is much nearer than any There is but oue bulwark today in tne and that In There la nothing in the church or the or the Lords that could delay lor twenty soars thu advent of the be cauee the same change has come over the tmisues 11 etc an txmt Arcu and aud tne uiaKBtB behind ttiev unucrmaua human and the ciHima ol every man born uu the Boll to recognition better tnari people think or The moment iney break down tlic arletocniilc bulwark of tin lunii orvueil the itre and ttie floodingsea oowu m the vast abyflx no tiictur rus and towers of old institutions mid tne e of the British icpubiic Is anchored loiever on the I in the nearer of In Frauca thaa any Im Then IB no Konapattc thank and linrdly a Bourbon Ml lo rally The Unc uAuuialcb character and private views are thu bBt Inlrodnctlou ul uuy ol Ibe but evua ho can not drag KraiiCCbaek to I nu Bourbon and tuinery ntctsBitv of tne bour wtll bring France hack into the srins of a great noltlcr or a great German arrogance looks over tae borucr and Frances pride baa hworu the deepest oath that another generation Bnall tot puss without In so lioua pfarte or but Seuim must be France wttl loilow lu the steps of auy energetic acu the right man will See the mate of spam Spain has no king and DO queen to make a claim whoso character comd bear four noars Spain Hosts Into the hand of soldier or Eitaieamau irum me vert want m iidv bacK In Kngluuil Iiiull Her political perious what carried her bank to tntj throne Tne fjiBience ol uome daughter or UOURIU or second son with Hpaln hia got nomini ami cot htquentiy ail tbe forces ot Europe are In wllu dlsorder today and ugiiuut each other Ilku frigates lu a ButuutlT in tne near thcio eeeras to ba DIII one that nauoual pride can be aat that national poBltionvau bu ouly in a lonsitlutional wblcu is nearlyare pnbl or In a an a iniiBtlw a inirdraie power as a will govern This IB tbe motive taat car ries the Frenchman I sav It Is a social ouu luiylliot Is opening upon Woliavenad inatu nai change onr children will never sue Buoh a change we have seen for the laat sixty years since the battle of and we shall go on la tlie same channels and bnt there never will bo such a leap forward as If It had taken seven cen turies to do Hut weate not going to stoo we are not and we snail aolve other problems yrt m tne face of the u la very likely tnat If she la not mead of ua will walk sine by eiae wlih us m the floolal strangle We have a great ueul of Ignorance of each otaer and this Ignorance Maa been tbe cause of We set un a monster and look at liecanae there LI a river or a bid dlvMea us wo set up a monster and woranio So the North Imagined tho South a bravearc mat wonld never make goou its worua with uiiii the Sou III fannied the North pedlrs that would uevtr 11th alxpence for a ami no we went to war because the sconces mlsaoncelved eaob Ono 01 the nneat friilu of that rebellion la at last the understand each other1 ttie bf et real BiibBUuram upon which reeU We do not wholly understand each oilier yet we beu pretty but we Beg men rot as trees especially at tbe They do cot understand us and it will take four or liveyears to clear mental until that lime comes it wont be idto trust the lieltu g tbe vessel olbtnie LO any other idea or purpoae than that which has held it for this lout thertluie lor one aball be the last to object U the GeLeml who now ocuupieu the Presidential obalr gceB iherefor the third lime If he will hold tho vtsnel Iftave nuvalnufur no care for panlei overrtdiuK them botn Is tlie Kieat Leccanty m wiiieu woitaul 1hiiiips incu procaeiiwi to his lecture ccntraBtiug tlie vf opies ot van country with tnoso of llesald Engikiiiiiiuu w abltof rough utooe Artiencan if a aud ulinost every mau here UM BOD etliing to loan from Uiose aixiut ana no we tone dowu our pptaioob to Butt 01 In ibeold lila ilec will not lorfelt ittelr re they will love fortune and estate I have socn a cobbler In London take two days to iinlah a when he was only paid for one rattier than have tee article leave nls shop les He valued his A Yannce would value tin Wcsnywo liavo soula here 119 not so there are not more than for only about naf ol us nave in the cloys of our lorefathora ncnrly every man had a They have not got it so there IB an IntltvldnalKy in It crops out in In In Here we all tiresa as well as we In England people generally dress according to their Ilere economy is a xkmklng Abroad It la a virtue rouuly we of the exon ruce think any display of emotion effeminate nit on the Continent tnls IB not 1 have necii Crnians kissing one another bv the fm ngiut sunset cox and Butler kissing each Una That is oue great it reuppeurs every but ihere Is a conntervalliuii In Europe thu bruin takes tne We here are thoughtful over our tnd we are so IjecaiiBC we have been forced Wo nvc IIIKI 10 hiitidue marry the oceans to fve had a great deal to JO uni very few hands tu Ho U with we matin uniuru ircirk lor Jlie result 18 tliata Connecti cut t is moutlis IOOKB over the ot his ami gos out n putcnt lor 1 ni re is aiinilierronnun The man tlmt has the blg t jille ol tojlarii is me MracBt man ami tmere IB a possluilliy ol accuuniluung mouuv jo the puts rnoucv ai thu top and every UUJRCISU IB not so lu although ve tttiuk it Theic ibere Is a superabundance or When Greciey suw a man In France worKiBir with an Illshaped Instrument to reap with he went to him antl said Why a scythe 1 you could do three davs work iu aud the reply had more wisdom In it than you will nnil olten In tho The mau Be came I have tot three iiaja work to and this Is seen an over Kurope tliero IB too much labor and there lo no nf cessliy tor Tlie next where 1 should call your aitcutiowo the people is rimy me better educated in Europe than we are here llipy have Ihe brain as much but tne direction of tho brain 13 different their man ners and culture are better tbaa We eli all rave culture by and by when we have time for it at pnsent we are at work on nature at prestnt cutllng down nnullne up huge masFCK of ore from tho milllps con tinued to draw humorous parallels between the people ol thlfl country and thoaeof These he were passing The tendency of ihe present age was for men to con prcgate m The great cities were eating up He thcu apoKe of the condition of The civilization ol any country could be Juilgcd by Um audition ol Its anil this couniry was in the forcmiwt rank In civilization becanse the women were nearer the condi tion ul eqiiullty here than anywhere else In the I kuow un Indian Is oald a missionary ne takes his wifes bundle ana carries That IH the mark of clvlllxatlou and bus been in all ages where woman Is a driuJpe there civilization IB Hie There was one more In which Europe was far ahead of tins ami that was tliat In Europe tney knew no difference between the black and the wlillc lie Had travelled all over Europe aud found the black man on an equality wherever he and secinp Mils ho turned knowinr that be must he at least ouu miles from Laughter am GENEBAL CONVICTIONS FOR UNLAWFULLY SELL1SI RAILROAD December parties con vlctril some time ago of unlawfully Belling rallroa tickets without being authorized agents were callei up In the Court of iutrtor Sessions this mornliii and sentenced to pay tho costs of tbe prosecution and a tint of Judgo Stcrrett announced tha to had taken Into toe fact thai Hi conBtliutlonalliy of tbe net had been in question and that Borne doubt existed as to the but tha would impose severe penalties ami 1m prlsonmcnt In addition to a line In such IOWA CHANGERS DKS Slut Grange yesterday closed a contract for tue pur chase of tlie Herancr harvester In Intent lo start a manufactory of tuelr A ran chosen to drift a railroad tar 11 bill to bu fiieRautccl to tho Legislature with i The Transportation Committee re ported fn favor of the Mississippi River and the Fox and WlecoDBlu rivers Resolutions were adopted declaring against the acceptance 01 railway passs by In favor of purchas ing no more agricultural ImplementB from the Illinois and In favor of tne expansion of tne cnrrency and free INSURANCE LITIGATION IN December Louis Mutuil Life Insurance agalriBi which so much litigation lias been directed for some months has arranged to relnuure Its policies in tho Moim City Mutual Humruuco Company of tills General Superintendent of approves of uiLt arrangement and will withdraw the EUII of the Stiitti Department pending against the LOUIB Muuml Lite insurance Th egreement between tbe two companies will be signed Kucls will be Iresldon of tbe Mound City Mutual under the new arrange and none of the new or old directory of the Mutual are to be In any connected will the future management of BliATH SENTENCE OF WKBT December brought Into Court this when Judg But ler gave his decision agalngt granting a net lie Bald tbe first and fonrth reasons bad Due lie did not doubt tbe propriety a Bending a photograph to the jury to osulflt In identl or tbe leilcrH Hubmltted as Tlieevldesceatralost the competeuny of Wilson was totally and tnat against Nlcuol failed to atiow any Tnc DistrictAttorney moved that judgment bi In reply to a qneBtlon whether ho luu anything to by advice of lib vounael hi wou id eoy nothing this Sentence of death was then Tlie prluoner showed acme tbe Judg was moved w EXPRESS Beocmber agent of AilamB Company at had his sknll crushed and hw nafe robbed ol about nine oclock oa Thureday There were three meucoDCunetl in the asuault ami One of the suspected parties was afterwards and two Job a McUulre au Dnncau wlio clandestinely boarded a Eouthembonnd freight train soon after the occur were discovered and looked up by tne con UQowr and gvardixl until their arrival In this where ttiiy were turned over to the police and yes terday afternoon returner to It la fearud that Wood IB mortally THE WAltM WEATUEK IS December warm weainer wbtoh has prevailed Sere for several naa been dafuanlnfj to the Large qnantlllea ot green meat have aonred and apollcd In the and of nogn hare died on tlie tjaimi coming to the Kight carloads came in yesterday at one which will prove almost a total loan lo the HAILOH6 COMMITTKD 1OK Dpcunber aud Mlehae Tbornun Clwrlea sailors who ibnie days ago made an assault with a handspike puRoyol Urown aud Mur etuploTcd on another no lujurlug them tbat they Had to be neat to the bavo been heU in each for trial at tbe Superior FLOODS JN WESTERN rieicmbfr The Mononga hela ilver IB twentyone feet hlgu and Is rlilnja thu rate of ptr Tne Allegheny nvirls nelrg tenaluerablc damage ha been Tne ure Hooded anil there I water It ihe butsaenta Senici Th the and Ortat Western Hnilroi ttlu uway in Toe purl of IBriisis Ljudlng SB Tlie rive a rising Great damage IB anaialned by he buBlnesa The marks at Foxnurg ndicate and a half feet above tue lower vattr CALIFORNIA N December am no new developments of interest In the Senatorial The straight Republicans and the Demo rats held caucuses at Sacramento last but ccompllshcd They will meet again to ExGovernor Downey Democrat has ccilned to be a Thus far neither of these parties presented a SOUTH CAROLINA December Conven lou which has been In session here for tho padt two lavs In the Interest ol the Spartanburt and Astre Dlo one of the proposed links In the Mileage and Charleston Railroad was marked by much The city was crowded vlih delegates from poitiis along the ln cludliiE soino renresentatlves from the anil visitors were entertained in a spirited end Ilieral The results ot tho Convention look e the immediate construction of the Spartanimrij end Ashevllle anil have awakened u new ond general Interest In the project of air lino rail vay from tlie grain region of tho liorttiwcst tu tho Atlantic seaboard at Ueccmiier A lire In ioberlsB block on Fore street today caused the oilowlng losses Foyo A shoe Lvdla dealer in fancy damage by 200 fully Tne damage to the building IN December Tho Courthouse lu hia city took fire this morning from a ilefcctlv nuu over the 1rpbate The which was piluclpally by Is abont against nlilch there Is no All the records and contents uf the office arc IN December A lire at mid night lu Whites brash factory did consider able Tno valued was totally destroyed by tire and water Wu In varloua Tin clothing store of Srnllli was badly damaged by water the atocfc was valued at 000 Thu trunk factory of Brackcttwas billy damaged by water and lire loan not Tue bnlldlng waa owned by the helra ot the laieJin It was badly but the loss Is not MURDERS IN THE Bccembcr At Carbondnle thi John Brush in registering his name nt tne Planters llonse spilled Inkon the which provoked the clerk of the nnd n quarrel in which the proprietor of tli took The result waa that Brnsli was Instantly killed by The affair creates owing to tint popularity of Brush and tlic fiict that the tlon wai BO Brunh wnu un old army tcK granh operator and highly rcspectttd by ull wlm knew LITTLE December lames a wiis called np from nto bed at tils sixteen miles above this this and Bhot down as hu appeared at the Uojr by some antmown George Pledger been arruetcd on REPRIEVE OF A December th ilcrcr of of the Harry Sound HOI who was to be Imuged on tho nth lias been reprieved until the iioth on tlie of CAPTURE OF THE BENDER December Bonder who aro charged with having commuted a number of In were arrested lu Bpartanburg a few days The father and mother are In and tho Boa and living In North aic being Bought after by the olllcera of the The family name la CONVICTION OF A December alliiB William ot who wax arrested In Now York last February anJ brought litre on a to be tried for waH today found guilty of issuing and passing forged Union Paclilc Railroad income bonds to tft urnount ol 000 od the bank of o White also passed a number ot lorgcd bonds In New York and otner Eastern olticfl A WIFE KILLS HBK December the case o William who waa found dcaa m uta bed o Thursday Ibe Coroners jury returned a vcr diet that he came to his death by violence at tn Hands of hia both being under the Influence o Hho wan accordingly arrested and Bent t jail to await trial at the next A PJSMTJINT December Fathu whose declarations of apoEtacy from tm Catholic faith caused sucli a sensation and who advertised a lectnrc making an exposure o Catholicism and failed to has written a humble anil abject letter to Archbishop Alemaney acknowledging hia faults and Bin anil praying to taken back Into tlie HOGS SLAUGHTERED IN December number ol lios slaughtered In thlfl city sluce the 1st ot November I and for the same time last year WORCESTER MUNICIPAL December A recount o a part ol Tnwdayu vote elects Lewis Alderman over Maynard before returned and cuts down tho majority of tbe Mayorokic Dftvlfl Citizen to UTAH AND tllH December has beep much anxiety among tbe Gentlloa or the last few daya over a report that Governor Woa s 11 lo bo rs Leading citizens have Informed the 1resl dent tbat such removal at the present tune would be a great misfortune to ihe FLOODS IN TOE OHIO December Onlo bore baa risen ten feet daring tbo past twentyfou and IB now ten forty feet Tin aad botti of too Miami rivers an very Tbe river men are hoping tbat a destruc tive flood in Ohio will be prevented by tbe com am windy weather and by tlie loner streams running oat before tbe upper tributaries overtake the Irom A STEAMER SAK December rom China and Is several day COLLISION ON TUE evening walla tbe ferryboat New Uruns of tbe Cortlandt Jersey City waa aroBalng the she Into a eehooner wig drifting la Tbe yairl und tne ilagniast of tlie ferrybnat were cirrlud Tbe damage done to tne schooner wiuao A Bailor ou the lookout on tna bcnoooer nave been thrown The pilot of fie boat says that Bad ua uob Udv contend and that tne icnonner was Die time of the HAVANA iS DISSATISFIED TUB rCH SOUND AND FUJIV INDIGNATION MEETING IH FKlNT OF TI1K TWO 1EACEMAKKUS III STLICD ACCIDENTAL December Ltist night n party f uuuibunug scvern assem led in Caiujfo du Marte and jjro eedecl iu a body to the Plnxn do giv iig vent during their progress to llieir die ahsfaction nt the departure of tho Virginius y loud bhontB nnd other disorderly deiueu On reaching the Plaza do Armas aey gathered in front of the palaceof Iho where they renewed their lit the same time expressing their isnpprobation of the course of a number of Toiuinent persons who have favored the ie ivery of tho During these domon trations several harmless shots were t is believed they were Two who endeavored to pacify the mob vere Boverely The crowd lingered n front of tlie palace until when CaptainGeneral Jovellar appeared and nd resHcd nnd succeeded in prevailinfloa hem to FOREIGN 1EKMANY WRATHFULAT THE SPAN ISH SEIZURES IN December A special despatch rom Berlin to tho London Hour Rays the lommnnder of one of the German vessels seized by a Spanish mnnofwnr in the Sooloo Archipelago nnd carried to Manila writen lorne that himself and crew wore sent to irifion and kept there two during vhich time they received very harsh treat ment nt the bunds of the Spanish The Hours despatch says public Seeling in Jermnny is much excited over the seizure of he nnd the fullest satisfaction for he insult to the Gorman flag is 1 TROUBLE IN SOUTH December Advices from the 3ape of Good Hope to the 17th of Novem er report that disturbances have occurred near A band of led by one of their own are committing many The Government has sunt the volunteers aeainst A son of the Colonial Secretary of Natal was killed in a ate THE SIEGE OF December General Lopez lie newly appointed com mander of luo force besieging arrived iu camp and command Last evening he held n review ot all the 1Uo barduient of the city has been tempoiarily BUBNING OF A COTTON December The which arrived here the 8th from New is She hai bales of cotton oil December Bazafoe since receiving notiue ot tho commutation of his sentence hns written a letter to Pres ident in which ho says you remembereri thn days In whlcli wo aorvrrt toe couniry 1 feared that the Impulse ot your Heart would be overmastered by state considera J Blionlil Imvo died without regret since the recommendation of the Court lor mercy vindicated my Baxaincs in a letter to exPresident thanks him for hav ing expressed hia opinion that tho Moxsaa was innocent of the charges upon which he was OUU FOKUIGN DISSIDENTS ON Thu papers publlsbed la this olty In Mio French language devote much apace to the dismission of the result of the Jiazalue Lc Mtmuifr ap proves ot sparing the of bnt thinks that the ceremonial of a formal degradation from rank should not have been Uazaine mtrtted this humiliation m forgetting he forgot It would liavi been la the eyes ot the as well an In the eyes ot BB xalne a chastisement more terrible than Tho Caurrler irn though bellcrlD that the Marubal deserved the hard sentence passed egalnat can respect the reeling of merer which risplred the judges and ivnlch dictated tlic modtfl catlon of llic but admits at the aame time that If the sentence had been enforced to its fuJleat rigor there would have been DO reason to dissent Irom the strict panmhment it li consilient that In liizalno the French army and people n ml a ami atldB that In Ills fall the unhappy family of Maximilian and the devastated cities of Mexico are RACING AT NEW BAY AND POUT LEONARD THE NKW December weeks postponement the fall meeting ol tnu Lou isiana Joeky club waa begon here Not withstanding the whloli was really made to net a good the weatber waa so bad daring trie past week that even today it waa fellocfc The weather clearru this and Is now quite In sonsequence ot the auscrce of tho hurdle race was dispensed anu a flash of a mile and threciiuartura for all ages which Had live ana was won by Morrlts flily Nellie The second race waa a dash of a mile lor carrying tnrtej earold aud called the Hiocomb m honor ot the late one or luo beat friends tbo Louisiana Club ever The stake had twontyats uu of whom after a good was won by CaptainCottiiHK very prom iBlng youngster Bay oy Parylee and Larry Ilarc running second and Tne third race waa ono ol mile beats which was a very hollow Soven all Mil Port Leonard aud Capo liaoe IWIOE distucccJ In tue um which waa won oy Port vsbo also won the Becoiul heat la time fcarcily us good as rJratolBDB Taere was only about apecutors The racing will be on Tuesday of of ihn LouUlana JookBy Docoiubor Flint for nil totiSrry 100 EundBBaoh tu Ibe IjlIWI lo tho iooood II tn thn 11L dam a btjilo BucoThe Slooomb Stake for twd Sffl play or wlrli dOed nocood to roooive and Iho tliSA WenbriU numlnaUons value of DiiS one loonrry ihron bJ bjLoi b Jlra by Uiwitliildim n U 0 BonnnbeIB sweat by lUlibaiur m   

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