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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
The House Judiciary Committee has
unanimously reported au international
It was reported from Egypt 'that
General Gordon had been captured dv
the False Prophet.
The Springer Committee recently de
cided to throw open its doors to the
public, during its investigations, so fai
as to admit an agent of the Associated
Press to its deliberations.
Fkakk Lewis (colored) was recenllv
tried at Memphis, Tenn., for murder,
before a jury composed entirely o)
colored men, and sentenced to the pen
itentiary for sixteen years.
Great indignation was reported al
Cairo, (Egypt), both by the Europeans
and the natives, at the apathy of the
British Government in view of the re
cent massacres of troops sentjigainst
A new disease, similar in its symp
toms to that of Texas fever in cattle, has'
made its appearance among horses in
McLean County, Ills. One breeder ol
blooded horses, recently purchased a
lot of ponies and had them shipped from
Texas. The disease broke out among
the ponies and likewise attacked his
Norman horses, and it was' feared the
result intent be disastrous.
A thaix was recently snowed in on
the Rio Grande Railroad, near the little
town of Osier, Col., and the passengers
were in danger of starving, when twe
trainmen volunteered to go in search ol
relief on snow-shoes. After terrible
suffering they reached Osier, when re
lief parties were sent out and relieved
the famishing passengers by carrying
them provisions making ,thcir way on
It was reported at Washington that
Hon. Tom Ochiltree, the Lone Star Con
gressman, would soon wed a daughter
of Bonanza King Mackey, and that Mr.
Ochiltree's recent visit to Europe had
some connection with the approaching
nuptials. A Washington correspondent
was malicious enough to suggest, how
ever, that the only thing that threw any
doubt upon the report was the fact that
Mr. Ochiltree himself said that it was
Svkes, the murderer of Kate Town
send, was recently acquitted at New
Orleans. The murdered woman was a
courtezan worth about one hundred
thousand dollars. After her death it was
discovered that she had left all her
fortune to Sykes. He converted the
property into cash and spent the most
of it in liberal fees to lawyers to defend
him. It is said a distinguished Crimiual
Judge resigned his- place on the bench
to act as counsel in the case. The plea
was self-yefcnse,as the woman was shown
to be turbulent, and dangerous when
Society circles in Moundsville, W.
Va., were recently "all torn up" over
the marriage of a well-known vounjr
society lady, said to be talented,
beautiful and the heiress of considera
ble property, with a fellow generally
known as a tramp. About a month
previous, the tramp was engaged by the
young lady's uncle, who was her guar
dian, to do jobs about the house, and
the first thing her guardian knew she
had eloped and married him, re
turned and announced that they would
settle down. It was stated bhc did this
to spite a recreant lover. It sounds
very much like the old story of "biting
off the nose," etc.
The other day a bright little boy only
eleven years old, named Francis Divine,
was taken to Ottawa, 111., to be confined
in jail for illicit liquor selling in
fitreator. The Sheriff looked at the
tearful little fellow and told the officer
he would pay the tine first before put
ting such . an immature child in jail
along with professional thieves, burg
lars and other criminals. The fact was
developed that his father was an illicit
liquor-seller in Streator, and that the
boy was compelled to sell whisky by his
unnatural father and mother, for which
he was fined fifty dollars. When asked
why the father was not punished, the
officer said ho had fled. The boy was
sent back home.
It is said that since the revolution of
1848, Vienna has never passed through
such a crisis of anxiety and alarm as it
Is at present subjected to. The Govern
ment professed to be in possession ol
trustworthy evidence of a plot to assas
sinate the Emperor. Peaceful citizens
were In constant dread of two terrible
nd detested extremes the police on
the one hand and the Anarchists on the
other. Among the list of persons pre
scribed for sentence to death by the
Anarchists were the Emperor and
"Empress, the Crown Prince Rudolph,
the Crown Princess Stephanie, Baron
Bothschild, and several editors. Heavy
robberies had been committed of the
post-offices at Vienna and Pesth.
Troops were held under rigid orders to
be ready to act at a moment's notice,
and altogether the situation was any
thing but pleasant
THE WORLD'S DOINGS
A. Summary of the Dally News.
PROCEEDINGS OP CONGRESS.
O.f the 4th, the Chair laid before the Sen
ate a resolution from the Legislature of Ohio,
transmitted by the Governor, favorini? a
tariff for revenue, limited to the necessities of
the Government, economically administered,
and so adjusted as to encourage industries
at home and afford protection to labor,
and not to create or foster monopo
lies. Petitions from ex-soldiers of the Union
array, praying for the enactment of various
laws for the benetlt of soldiers of the late
war. were presented by several Senators.
Mr. VanWyck offered a resolution, which was
agreed to, requesting tho Secretary of the In
terior to inform the Senate whether
the Union Pacitlc Company has is
sued any new stock, or made any
mortgage, pledge, lease, runnimr arrange
ment, or other truffle contract, since March 3.
187.1. In the House the Speaker announcud
several changes in Standing Committees at tho
request of members interested. Upon the call
of States many bills were introduced. Mr.
Springer, rising to a question of privilege,
sent to the clerk's desk a memorial
of Richard W. Webb, of New Mexico, present
ing charges against Chief Justice Samuel B.
Axtell. of the Supreme Court of New Mexico,
and resolutions directing the Committee on
Judiciary to inquire into and ascertain
whether the allegations contained in the
memorial arc true, ltcfcrred to the Com
mittee on Judiciary.
In tho Senate, the Oth, Mr. Coko pre
sented as a memorial a Joint resolution from
the Legislature of Texas, instructingSenators
and Representatives from that State to en
deavor to secure legislation to re
open tho Western trail througn
the Indian Territory, leased for grazing pur
poses. The Senate resumed consideration of
unfinished business, the miestlou being the
method provided by the bill reported from the
Committee on Private Land Claims for the
settling of incomplete titles to lands ac-
?uirod by the United States from Mexico
n the House Standing Committees reported;
among others, Mr. Perkins, from the Com
mittee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill grant
ing right of way through the Indian Territory
to the Southern Kansas Railway Company.
The House went into Committee of the Whole
on the bill establishing a llurcau of Animal
Is the Senate, tho Oth, the bill passed ap
propriating 57T,3S0 for the completion of tho
Capitol terraces and stairways connected
therewith. In the course of the debate on
the bill Mr. Insralls expressed the hope that
tho funeral pile at the entrance to the main
approach to the Capitol on Pennsylvania
avenue and intended for ornamental statu
ary should be removed to some adjacent
cemetery. It was wholly out of place, ho
said, in the position in which it now stood.
People do not go into public places to weep,
anyway. After the introduction of bills, the
Mexican Land-Grant Title bill came up as un
finished business atid was 'debated tintil ad
journment In the House, Mr. ISelmont,
from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, re
ported a resolution which was adopted, re
questing the President to transmit to the
House complete copies of all corrcsjondence
between this Government and Great Itritain,
respecting the extradition of alleged fugitives
from justice that has taken place since the
date of the President's special menage to
Congress. December 21, 187s. The House then
went Into Committee of the Whole on the
Pleuro-Pneumonia bill, which was debated un
In the Senate, the 7th, Mr. Van "Wyck,
from the Committee on Public Lands, re
ported favorably a bill to relieve the purchas
ers and settlers on the Denver & St. Joseph
Railroad lands. Mr..Hill's billreIatingto lands
occupied by certain settlers and formerly be
lieved to form a part of the Ute Reservation,
was taken up, and after an
amendment by Mr. Cockrell, providing that
the lands referred to be returned to the
public domain, the bill passed. The debate on
the Mexican Land-Grant Title bill wa then re
sumed After the introduction o bills and
report of committees, the House proceeded to
the consideration of the resolution making
the rules of the Forty-sixth Conirress, as
amended by this House, the rules of tneKorty
eighth Congiess until lurthcr orders of the
House. During consideration of the rules an
amendment offered by Mr. Anderson, of
Kansas, restricting the privileges of the tloor,
now granted to ex-members of Congress, was
iost by a vote of 117 yeas to i: nays. At this
point the House adjourned for want of a
In the Senate, the Sth, Mr. Fryo reported
a new shipping bUl already agreed upon by
the Committee of Commerce. In explaining
the bill Mr. Frye remarked that it would en
able America to take steps to advance any
thing done in its shipping interests In the last
two years. He hoped the burden and barna
cles placed on these important inter
ests by our own laws would Ikj re
moved and something done to enable us to
recover our former supremacy on the ocean.
Mr. Vest, in behalf of the minority, said, al
though they acquiesced in the bill reported,
they did not believe the bill touched the main
dllhculty, which struck down our commerce.
Other countries permitted citizens to buy their
ships wherever they could buy them the
cheapest, and he wanted our own people to
have the same privilege. The Senate then took
up and passed tho Mexican Laud-Grant Title
bill The House resumed consideration of
the report of the Committee on Rules, which
report was finally adopted. After some time
spent in consideration of the private calendar
the House adjourned until Monday.
POLITICAL AND PERSONAL.
Judge CoorEE, formerly United States
Senator from Tennessee, was recently mur
dered by Mexican robbers in Chihuahua.
Tun President has issued his order form
ally retiring General Sherman.
The House Judiciary Committee has de
cided to investigate the charges preferred
against Chief Justice Axtell, of New Mex
ico, by R. S. Webb.
Abbe Gruss, editor of the Ultramontane
organ, at Strasburg, has been sentenced to
six weeks.' imprisonment for publishing a
libel against the Crown Prince of Germany.
A ronriox of Baker Pasha's (Egyptian)
forces were recently routed in a Gght with
a detachment of tho army of the False
Prophet. Baker lost all his camels and
munitions of war.
The Cabinet at a recent meeting, with
all the members present, entered into a
general discussion of the questions involv
ing changes in tho present classification of
the Civil-Service. It was thought tho re
sult would bo embodied in the President's
message to Congress transmitting tho re
port of the Civil-Service Commission.
In regard to the proposed amendment to
the Constitution to permit an export tax
on cotton Representative Robinson, of New
York, recently said that should the amend
ment be adopted it will be followed by a
proposition to fix the tax at one cent por
pound, which he estimates will bring an
annual revenue to the Government of $13,
000,000. The recent arrest of Dennis Downer at
Detroit, Mich., led to tho discovery that
the robbery of the Pacific Express car on
tho Wabash Railroad last September was a
put-up job, in which the Express messen
ger, Burt Loomis, was concerned. Loomis
and Downer were jailed at Wabash, Ind.
The rise in the Ohio River on tho 7th had
reached the point attained last year and
the river was still rising. The Ohio Valley
was flooded and much damage done. Pitts-J
burgh, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville
and .other points suffered severely.
Two burglars entered the house of
Samuel Norman, at Cbillicotbe, O., ths!
other night, when Norman shot one dead,
and the other was arrested.
A cowboy named Walson recently shot
and killed Police Judge Edwards, of Mont
rose, Col., and wounded City Marshal
Murphy. He escaped.
The House Invalid Pension Committee ,
recently agreed to report a bill, predicated
upon Congressman Morrel's resolution, de
claring it uunecessary that soldiers whose
services were accepted by the Government
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and who served in the war, should be ro
quired to prove- that they were sound in
health at the date of their enlistment in
order to obtain pensions.
While firemen were recently working on
a fire in the factory of Kastfmer & Kluch
per, at Allentown, Pa., tho walls fell out
ward, killing five and severely wounding
Reports from tho Upper Elkhorn coun
try in Nebraska were that Kid Wade,
leader of a band of Niobrara outlaws and
horse thieves, had been hanged by Vigi
lantes. It is stated that the Vigilantes
have headquarters at a place called "The
Pen," at the mouth of tho Long Pine, and
have arrested a large number of men in
various parts of Northern Nebraska and
taken them to "The Pen," where they were
tried and disposed of in some manner. It
was said to bo positively known they had
lynched eleven men nnd equally sure that
others had met the same fate.
The infant son of Mrs. John George, of
Galveston, Tex., was recently drowned in
a boiler of water which had been carelessly
left where the child had gone to play.
The town of Lonoke, Ark., was almost
entirely wiped out by a recent fire.
The region of country about Silverton,
Col., suffered recently from the most de
structive snow storm of tho season. The
snow was several feet deep on a level, with
prospects of being much deeper. Business
was at a stand-still, transportation blockod
and snow slides reported numerous.
A move was recently made in tho Cana
dian Parliament looking to the impeaching
of the Finance Minister for having ad
vanced $300,000 to tho Exchange Bank, of
Montreal, last year, when ho was aware at
tho time of making the advance that the
bank was embarrassed.
Detective Brown, who was investigat
ing tire murder of the Crouch family at
Jackson, Mich., was assassinated tho other
At Coshocton, O., on the Sth the flood
was at a greater height than over before
known. A lady was drowned and three
brothers who were in a boat were struck
by drift wood and drowned.
A BILL has been reported favorably by
the House Committee on Banking and Cur
rency for tho exchange of trade dollars for
standard silver dollars at par, by January
The President has appointed tho follow
ing Commissioners to tho World's Indus
trial Cotton Centennial Exposition of Now
Orleaus: Charles J. Harrow, of Louisiana,
Commissioner; W. J. Hodgsen, Alternate;
Wm. F. Goulding, Maine, Commissioner;
H. S. Howe, Alternate.
Captain John Sargent, of the steamer
Harry, recently shot nnd killed his en
gineer, William Phillips, on the Sunflower
River, at Rolling Fork, Miss. Sargent re
proved Phillips for neglecting the boiler
and making an explosion imminent, when
the engineer attacked him and lost his life.
At the examination Sargent was acquitted.
A late fire in tho Standard Oil Works
at Long Island City, N. Y destroyed oil
and other property to the value of $73,003.
A movement has been inaugurated t St.
Louis among some of the carpenters and
plasterers looking to a demand for an ad
vance of wages to $3.50 per daj during the
Curtis, tho young St. Louis dude who
about a year ago ran away with Mrs.
Dixon, a married woman, and afterwards
deserted her and sneaked back home, the
other day eloped with another married
woman, Mrs. Wilson, the wife of a grain
merchant. Mrs. Dixon never returned to
St. Louis after her escapade with Curtis,
and it is said fills an obscure grave in
T. C. Wells, of Lockport, N.Y., recently
killed himself at Dallas, Tex. He was sixty-five
j'ears of age, and onco a prominent
merchant of Lockport, but failed and went
to T;xns to retrieve his fortune. He was
uuablo to find employment, and in such
straightened circumstances that tho week
before his death be subsisted on one meal
The principal street of Hot Springs,
Ark., was recently tho scene of a terrible
tragedy between two factions of gamblers.
As Frank. Jack and William Flynn, broth
ers, were riding in a hack, a rival faction,
seven in number, headed by Alexander
Doran, stepped out of a saloon and opened
lire on the Flynns from doubled bar
reled shot guns and Winchester
rifles. Jack Flynn was shot through
the forehead and died in a few
minutes; William Flynn was shot through
the breast; Frank Flynn received a shot
through tho hand; Frank Howell, a friend
of the Flynns, who went to their assist
ance, was shot through tho back of the
neck and died an hour aftewnrd.; Robert
Hargrave, a bystander, was shot through
the breast, probably fatally, and J. H.
Craig, a prominent lumberman, received a
charge of buckshot through the back, and
his condition was precarious.
A Lonoon paper stated that "England,
although opposed to the annexation of
Egypt, will be under the necessity of exer
cising absolute authority over the country
for the next five or ten years. The exigen
cies of the present crisis demand immedi
ate action, and further delay on the part of
England to assume control would be noth
ing less than criminal."
The other night J. C. Dent, of the firm of
Wells & Dent, druggists, went into his
wholesale and retail drug store at Bridge
port, W. Va., a suburb of Wheeling, with
an alcoholic lamp. The store had been
more than two-thirds submerged and a bar
rel of gasoline upset, tho gas from which
ignited and an explosion followed, setting
fire to the building. Dent jumped from the
second story window, badly burned and in
his fall was seriously injured internally.
The loss was about $40,000.
The House Committee on Post-offices and
Post-roads has agreed to report favorably
the bill providing that letter carriers be
employed in every city containing five
thousand inhabitants, and may be em
ployed in places containing not less than
two thousand and producing a gross postal
revenue of at least $2,000 per annum.
The entire Texas delegation have united
in a request to Secretary Teller to revoke
the order of Indian Agent Miles, closing
the cattle trains through the Indian Terri
tory. Durino the late flood at Wheeling, W.
Va., a woman fell from the second story
window of her house and was drowned.
A child also fell from a house into the wa
ter and was drowned. The house of a man
named McCarty was swept away nnd ho
lost $2,500 in gold. The total loss of prop
erty would reach $0,000,000.
DcuiNoalate riot at San Juan, in the
Argentiue Republic, the Governor was
killed any many others wounded.
A DESPERATE COWBOi".
An Exciting Ficht on the Streets of Monh
rose, Col., with a Cowboy Desperado
Two Prominent Citlzeas Shot.
Montrose, Col., Feb. 7.
Thero is great excitement in town to-night
over the shooting of City Marshal C. B.
Murphy and Judge Edwards, a Justice of
the Peace and Police Judge, by a cowboy
named Watson, who was bound over in
July to the District Court for spitting in
the Judge's face. Ho was fined $20 and
costs, which amounted to about $115. About
dark the Marshal was attacked and shot in
tho ankle or just above. The man being on
his horse, ho fired at him, but missed. Sev
eral shot3 were fired by citizens. Return
ing in about half an hour, tho desperado
drew his pistol on Frank Mason, when
Judgo Edwards came up and drew his pis
tol on Watson, commanding him to throw up
his hands. Watson spurred his horse, went
a few feet, reined up, took deliberate aim
at the Judge and fired four shots, one ball
entering about three inches below the lefc
nipple. The town is in arms after the man
Watson, who has had more than a hundred
shots fired at him. At a corner his horse
fell, nnd persons, thinking he was hurt, ran
to pick him up, but before they could got to
him' he was up and on his horse again. The
Marshal, Bob Murphy, started in pursuit,
but did not overtake him.
Not only did he threaten to kill tho three
men already named, but he swore he would
burn the town, and it is lenred by soma
persons that ho may return here yet to
night and undertake it. It is now nearly
twelve o'clock and Sheriff Johnson has just
called to see your correspondent to give an
account of the first attempt to catch Wat
son to-night. Tho Sheriff was returning
from Colorow, a town between here and
Delta, and when about four miles north
west from heie he mot his deputy, Mr.
Loftus, with the other officers. They had
followed Watson across the Uncompaghre
River, but he eluded them. Five armed
and mounted men were sent to Baldwin's
Cowcamp to look out for Watson, and it is
expected that if he goes thero ho will be
captured, as there is but one man there.
The camp is twenty-five miles to tho north
east of here, where he could get a fresh
horse and a supply of cartridges, for which
purpose it is exacted he will go there, as
ho has doubtless made up his mind by this
time to ficht a long hard, and desperate
fight. Watson is probably thirty-eight
years old, a stout built man with heavy
black whiskers, a determined looking face,
such a man as others would fear.
A Railway Train Caught in the Mountain
' of Southern Colorado Terrible Kxperi
ence ot the l'assrnjiers Tho San Juan
Country Snowed Under.
Denver, Col., Feb. 7.
A special from Durango to-night says
that the snow-storm there has abated, but
the country is literally snowed under.
Snow-slides between Durango ami Silver
ton have completely prostrated the tele
graph and telephone wires, and Silverton
and all tho upper portion of the San Juan
country is shut off from the outsido world.
The Rio Grande trai.i due in Durango on
Sunday arrived there this evening after
having been tied up for several days. The
train-nien made renewed efforts to push
the train through, and by using several en
gines and snow-plows succeeded in getting
in this evening. The passengers say they
fared better than could be expected under
Tho train which left Durango on Sunday
evening, bound for Denver, after success
fully crossing the divide, stuck in a bank a
few miles from Osier, a small station on
the downward slope of the main divide.
All efforts to free themselves proved futile,
and preparations were made by the pas
sengers to pass tho night on the mountains
as best thoy could. Next day tho train
men, assisted by the passengers, put forth
their best efforts to cut a way tht ough the
banks of snow, but they were unsuccess
ful. Provisions on the train were then be
coming low. Up to that time tho contents
of the express car bad supplied food for
the passengers. Then the fuel gave out,
and tome uneasiness began to be telt.
Two of tho trainmen volunteered to at
tempt to reach Osier and get assistance.
They started out to weather the storm, with
the chances greatly against them reaching
their destination. They relate their ex
perience as being full ot the greatest hard
ships and most perilous adventures. They
could not follow any trail and struck out
overland towards Osier. At times the two
men were covered over head with snow,
and had it not been for the assistance one
was capable of rendering tho other, both
would have perished. As it was, after
hours of the greatest fatigue, they reached
the snow-bound settlement of Osier, and in
formed the citizens of the perilous position
of the passengers otthe delayed train. A
relief party was at onco organized and men
started out on snowshoes for tho tram,
loaded with provisions. These men were
followed by others, and as tho first relief
party has returned to Osier after having
lauded their load of food to the distressed
passengers there need be no longer any ap- J
prehensions oi meir suieiy, us pieuty oi
provisions can thus be carried in on snow
Osier is near the famous Toltec Gorge, a
romantic place, where Eastern tourists are
wont to linger in summer and drink in the
grandeur ot the finest scenery in the Rocky
Mountains. All the available engines in
Denver and along the line of the Rio Grande
have been sent out to assist in the relief of
the snow-bound passengers.
A Block of Homes Sink Into a Coltcry.
Wilkesdakke, Pa., Feb. 7.
The Borough of Hazleton, in the lower
end of this county, a town of 8,000 inhabi
tants, was this afternoon thrown into a
fearful state of excitement by the caving
in of an entire square in the central part
of tho borough. The drop was about three
feet, caused by tho giving way of the tim
bers in Sugar Loaf Colliery underneath.
Three or four houses, including a hotel,
were entirely wrecked, while numbers
of others were more or less injured. The
residence of Master Mechanic Clark, of the
Lehigh Valley Railroad shop, was utterly
demolished. Fortuna'ely no lives were
sacrified or anybody injured. It is report
ed here to-night that grave apprehension
exists in Hazleton concerninga further set
tling of the surface, and much anxiety ex
ists. This is the first town known to have
suffered from a cave-in directly in its busi
ness center, and it naturally gives rise to
much curiosity among residents of other
undermined towns to know the exact causes
that operated in bringing about the disas
ter of to-day.
Tired of the Bnslness.
Springfield. Mo., Feb. 7.
Ike Pruitt, the most noted of the illicit
whisky distillers of Texas County, this
State, yesterday voluntarily surrendered
himself to Deputy United States Marhal
Gum Roper, at Baskett's store, Texas
County, and was brought to this city where,
before the United States Commissioner, he
stated that ho had been operating an illicit
distillery and that he still owned the still,
but did not know where it was. In default
of bond he was sent to the Cole County jail
to await trial at the March term of the
United States District Court at Jefferson
City. Pruitt says that be is heartily tired
of running an illicit distillery and that he
will devote himself to somo other occupjv
pation in the future.
HIS MISSION ENDED.
Death, at Boston, of Wendell Phillip. th
Noted Anti-Slavery Agitator A BrJ
Sketch at II U Ufa.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 4. Wendell Thll
lips, the great orator, died peacefully at6:13
o'clock Saturday evening. For the pas!
week he -had been suffering from angina
pectoris, of which he had had one or tw
premonitory attacks. Soon after font
o'clock Saturday, feeling somewhat
easier, he attempted to raise him
self In bed. This effort brought on
a severe paroxysm which utterly pros
trated him, and it became evident that the
end was near, ne himself knew it, and
said so. The pain was partially relieved,
but he had not the strength to rally, and
gradually sank. He was conscious to tin
last, and evidently knew all that went on
about him until he seemed to drop quietly
to sleep. His invalid wife and other mem
bers of his family were present during his
The funeral will be conducted by Rev.
Dr. Bartol and Rev. James Freeman Clarke,
and will take place in Boston to-morrow oi
Weduesday. Mr. Phillips' last public acl
was the wriuns oi a letter last juuuuaj it
Rev. Dr. JImer, urging that a light sentence
be secured.for Burnham Wardwell, indicted
for libeling a sheriff. When married, thirty
years ago, Mrs. Phillips was regarded as a
hopeless invalid, and the fact that she still
lives excites surprise.
Wendell Phillips was born in Boston No
vember "29, IS 11. He graduated at Harvard
in lKJl, passed through the law school, and
was admitted to the bar in 1S."4. Three
years later he became known to the public
as an eloquent advocate of anti-slavery,
temperance, and woman's rights reform.
His first notable speech, made in Fanonil
Hall in December, 1837, was a glowing de
fense of E. P. Lovejoy, who was murdereJ
by a mob at Alton. III., for publishing a
radical anti-slavery paper. His burning
words were called fortii by a speech oi
JamesT. Austin. Attorney-General of Massa
chusetts, apologizing for the mob's blood
deed. As the leading and fearless orator ol
the- Anti-Slavery Society, he was persecuted,
and on one occasion was almost mobbed.
During the early part of the war, at a meet
ing in Cincinnati, he spoke for an hour amid
jeers and hisses and a continuous bombard
ment of eges and other missiles, ne suc
ireded William Lloyd Garrison as President
if the Anti-Slavery Society. In 1S70 Mr.
Phillips was the Temperance and Labor Re
form candidate for the Gceruorsiiip, and re
ceived nearly 20, 000 votes. At a meeting in
Faueuil Hall in 1S75 he made a powerful
speech in favor of the Louisiana iolicy ol
General Grant. The subjects of his ad
dresses have also included earnest appeals
on behalf of liquor prohibition, "prison re
forms, and Ireland. While no complete
edition of his speeches exists, many of them
have been published as pamphlets and
widely circulated in both the United States
and Great Britain. Mr. Phillips was
master of the most graceful elocution, and
this, added to a brave and fiery spirit,
rendered his oratory almost resistless.
His actions in public life were always ag
gressive and directed, without sparing, to
any one whose thoughts did not incline to
ward his own. In person he was tall and
symmetrical, while his face showed earnest
ness and culture. Before an audience he
had the svlf-poise and steadiness of nerve
which arose from calm courage and Ions
experience as a public speaker, and from a
thorough knowledge of his side of the ques
tion. DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
A Discarded Lover Kills the Object ol
His AlToction nnd Then Iliimcif.
Racixe, Wis., Feb. 4. At one o'clock
Sunday Andrew Johnson, a discarded lover
of Bertha Brassman, entered the kitchen of
Lepage's restaurant, where she was at work,
and, grabbing her by the dress and without
a word of warning, sent a bullet through
her heart. As she fell he fired a
second shot through her back. She
ran to the street and fell dead on
the sidewalk. Almost instantly Johnson
placed the revolver to his heart ami fired,
causing immediate death. The murderei
had been drinking heavily the night before,
and continued his debauch till the morning,
and a few moments before he completed
the awful deed he .shot at an acquaintance
named (iulbranson, the bullet perforating
his clothing. Johnson was reputed to be a
crank, and had made threats at various
times to murder Bcrthi and kill himself, and
a short time ago pointed a revolver at her.
j. lie murdered girl's age was sixteen
and that of the munlercd nineteen. The
immediate cause of the tragedy was the re
lusal of Miss Brassrnan to accept a valentine
t.iiich he had sent to her and seeing her in
tonversation Friday night with another man
1 1 the street whom he supposed to bo a
ival in her affections. The following was
round in a note-book which was picked nr
n his room : " The cause of Bertha Brass
.jan's and my death Ij a fellow namec
harlie, who works at J. L Caso & Co.'s". II
supposed the Charlie referred to is Charles
AMERICAN PORK IN FRANCE.
.1 French KconomUt Arrive Here to Trj
to Prevent Retaliatory Legislation.
New York, Feb. 4. M. Leon Chattcau,
the well-known French political economist
arrived yesterday. His visit is said to b
for the purpose of preventing the United
States, if pobsible, from adopting retaliatorj
measures on account of the embargo placed
by France on the importation into that
untry of American pork.
To a reporter he said: "The object of mj
susit is to discuss the question ol
the suppression by the Government
it France of the importation ol
American pork. I can Iranklj
jay that public opinion in France is favor
able to the frpe entrance; as formerly, ol
American meats. Unfortunately the Cham
Oerof Deputies voted against the proposi
tion without any facts to justify the action
or knowledge of the subiecL Th t
remedy for all this is a commercial treaty
Detween this country and France. Such a
treaty does not now exist."
Mr. Chatteau said that he felt compelled
to say that France was badly represented
ueru uy ucr agents, iter consuls were nol
ll well chosen. Some of them did not like
the American people, and this agitation on
the pork question had in some measure been
brought about by the unfavorable reports
lent home by these Consuls.
Advance in the Price of Tea.
New Tons, Feb. 4. Thero Is a' good
leal of activity la the tea trade at ad
vanced prices. The movement has been
stimulated by the formation of an exchange
a month or two ago, at which heavy trans
ictionsare made daily. Siucc December
the price of Japans has gone np six per
sent and blacks about three cents. The
crop last year was very short, and the pro
posed law to prevent the sale of admterated
teas, ot which there are probably eHit mill
ion pounds on hand, has led lp-go holders
of leas to believe much higher Sgures will
rt lSiooa5 lQdIan poputaaw,l stimat3
Resolutions Snhraitted and Adopted Iiy j
T?lv.,- f rftttvmnt int,f in ti. .......... ... ...
- - w. . .... wa. '",' " . U41IVHL Hi
ern Waterway Recommended Thi j;
port of the Commission ApprofiI .'
propriations for u Continuance of W
WAsniNfiTox. D C.I el
The 3I!aiIs'p:i Itiver Coavei t o i r.
Dieu tins tnoriiiuir, wnen resoiut.o'i i, t...i
WWIU (J4UUi L..v LtCl.iti IVVU .III. S-'i i l
and other.? were immediately azn e 1 on. n,
T, 1 ,1. a, a). r.w. TV.C f'l.a.7 a-.... . .. . ll
ji..i;uvi;vii. ulci.. U.J...?, v uiii.uii. i u. tni r r
mittee on Itesol itions. r-rescntc-l 1 1 ..-.
mous report ot" the committee. a r ,
Yourtommitteeon Kesolut:ons. 1m. !.'
fully coiifiJcrcd the various nsoruT a-j ,
ferreJ the n, r speetfully submit f r yo..n
6.der..tIon the following:
whereas. A ouvcntion represent iz h
broad area ot eifr-icen stat saau iir., -t.
Ilie pcuitr oi miiiv.1 afu ...itusi- y in t f i
in caeaper transportation irm Vnr pr .n
to the c-nsumr or all tru- prod c f t ,
country, whether fio-n the soi'. m n o- f.
t ry. h is as.-einbled at the mi i nai i a .
expressly Kite utterance of the pop ar ts-t
for tho .'ontitiuous improveinei t : i: I . i
tion of tli: great Western watc -na s. rln
fore, be it f
Itrsaival. J. That the intrests lor v. h j th
Lonvenilun l iu.i.iir....-u ii " it v .!(. ' .i
lo the hisrhest decree or conn Tt i n
.v . r . ... . A ...i-r- 1. . .
NJUOIl.il Lrfj-lMUiurir. iu nuicu i mirrs , mi
tne ( onst.tut.on. as wet' the res-i a, i.
ronimrce between the S;a'.-s Mi . i
lion of the general welfare. Tli
commerce aiiepieu lsanwiy on -.a t it .ti
o'the united Mates, and m re tl.ui t ' ..1
foreign commene of the .Nat :. at.d .ar'.
than the totJ.1 co'iim-TH- of tl.e w ,.$ -
this vast commerce has been v -!. c r tjl
jctir. a direct ami was-i-iui rif.c r i
amount, by way of increased f h
m i', I
nr.ee. dmura;;i wrvcus -ml t" . t-i i
b sandhais. s-ars, trenfhc r .. I.
rt o-otstacls t the sate ami c s- n
ton oT the Mississippi Kie- an .- tn '
b!-i tributaries. Sowpr'w oi .1 r n
1 o ljjrcsscan be more es tit" .(.' r. r
tlxan the relief of that lo-iii'.it- a I f
linmenre and varied liidust. -vh . - i
it, from Mich in el!.- b.mt :i l t
taoso obstacles t navip.i i "i
these jrreatwitoruMv and hi
thoy drain ws a trii'nph or r
sht'esmanship. to .esrrain th ir t.
and d.rect tneir re-istltss i.
r r j-f
achievement of its latent m if ' e i i. hi
ft-Ut'Siiuiiii-liip to conipl te i M r - -i. Lyj
sailing tiiai science pennane r. t r-, ..l !
'J. We earnestly re.i'Hrm tie ilwli-i'o oi
the llivcr Imyrovem nt rn tn . n i
met at --t Louis in inm. tua' it i- t ,t im ii t
nnd Imperative duty or tht (joitru t
raiiS'tolc made puc'i imir cine t P
oils iiipi uiaTuui nun .t i ir in a K-..t
ghall pcrmunenti mcarv the .au-a a v vsj
ll.tviumu. luvrviii. t
Especially is this duty obviou.-. itn.our iK
m.ind justified in view tit th" d rutin--, a
ready made by Congre-r. in laud, a-. ..int.i t.
nearly .ww.uw.wo a -.. ami in ihi'i i i i. u ri
puar.mteed of nearly ?lO.u-0! t.i m n .ml !
of artm-.l.tl hn.iiw.iys. me j r pe 'y I . .
viduals. and w hich even at the .. t-t r i
must furnish a most co-tly fo-m c f 'nt"S- r
taunn tin a mrpe souie a co.up.irxM i i ap.
propr.niions noiyci o reai us ..e t - n .i
all for the improvemen of io etl.:inl i,Xw. o.
niKe-J of inttiiiai waterwav?, who-e f.t loTj
Trnni t-iv or lmninnlv Is nroli'l fifl I r kh'
tiitiomil KiiaraiuVc, while by cheape. s. n jt
jn I unrestr;cttl competition th v uTonl a
most efficient che"k upon e.otbuat charge
by any other rutii: to the sea.
3. Wealsoemphiitleallyapprove thr svnoii
ment by Congress tif a .Mi-M'ippi Itiir n
mision, as the ttrsr well cm-i ieM. el'- t- t
itpp toward nerm.inentl o.vmri tbt M -
sippi Valley to trie marko of th" ws rl 1 T .
work of the commission has pissedo.' V
recion of experiment, and tul jti-t tc I t'.l
Expenditure mode and plaiti a 1 p ed t ir t1
fmprovenient of f'e lower river. Wi- s-e
tally approve their plan lo""prir "-T tju
main liver all the waterot all ifs t lu;.nv
and removing? all obstruction. i h-" it na r
a.' or artificial, which tend to d e T o- I-aw
on any portion or the same. W aloiuca-e
the system now beiiurstieees- fu'I r-- n't-'
unfertile tiirction of the t-e rvM-ver wut
lor the improvement of the I'pper M .-is k
mets with irenerul approval. In th ul?
nientof this Uonveution. Slid iinprv.t .in-lit'
ouxht to be continue 1 under th N.,-ie vst
or general plan and jurisdiction p-stciV(l
as at piesenC Ve also cirucM.j uvupir
Ctinprre that a scientific and compre levt
system of river improvement by a r imp- 'e-it
commission thus inaitjruriit4d a to th- M - -sippi
should be applied withotr d ''.uy to tiic
complete and perm merit improve-nen of the
Missouri, Ohio and o.her navigable nvt rs unci
true cconoaiv dictate that all such work I
carried on by liberal and regular app.opriijll
4. Thatin Ihin'frest of choin trau porta
tion. and to luford u choice of wit'er iiri e- t
the seaboard, we icjrard connect o is let e
the upper naviirable waters as the Mts s1- ppi
and the jrreat kikes a of pre it importune:
and Conirress, in making approi ri itior.
oushtto hae rejnird to the t-.tubLsimentoS
Tree water co.nmimication l-ctnee:i t'se .ey
of the irreat river or the V.t and the tide
water East in ucconl.inee with re'-LiuiuinIa-
uons Heretofore maa- by the rn-Mdenior r. .tkl
Luited States in a special mes-iue on th I
6. We desire to e.p -ess our rort al :ipprech
tionnnduckuoweJeinentof the tin id. p
triotic views expressed and Important -e v. e
rendered to the itnprovem-nt of the wa'i
ways or the West by the Presib a' ot th
Lnitel States in his o!Ilciil acts nn!dliri
tions rrorn the tim of his acces.o-i t t ..it
hijrh office, the wisdom or Con?rvs H aopro
nations heretofore m.ii'e fir the iiinnu
mentof therivcrporthcWes'.a the -a in tunc
ob'-e-vinfrwnh suNfautlnn the r-cnt recom
mendations of the Sentte Select c'omin t'ei
Mississippi Kh-cr Improvements, tint if tht
work or improvement be wort'i ki.nr it .
worth doin.? well, and to secure th ir ir-rlin
P"rmineney and economy i.i it-, prose u ' c
a uniform system should be a Inured an lad
7. We a'si recognize with sat s'a tin t 'f
benefits wheh have resulted In then.iv iri'nr
or the MissisMppi ttiver and pnncif a trm
taries from the extension of th- In-lit h u
Fytcm thereto, and renew the hope fa t t
nuinb'rof dNtict nnd lifrat-i th"ren he ui
creased to such extent us the I.iirht lum-C
I'oard in consultation wit i the ICiver I .mm -Finn
finds necessary to render the service coin
8. Wit approve fie action of tie Kxe ,i t
Committee on the improvement ! vt tc
water-ways, and rejucst it to contiiu "
labor In that direction and for tl e purnux
for which it was formed, nut I the Mi s-s;p
Rive- and navigable tnbutar.e. are in sue i
condition as the surety of the people an J -lie
interest of comwi-ee demand and tie en t
wn. .-.mi iuiiuii.uv: uu aiirnorie l ami rewi
iniested to taken o-e-sten fi-nrei" t. u M
Confrress a sultab e memorial in tlieeticc!
the lorei'oinir resolutions, and for pub Sj.n.'
and distributing the proceed nj?s of ths l-ii
Tha rollowinj? supplemental report wa a'c
submitted: Your committee, by wavof a -i p
plemetital report, state that the,- 1 av irnt i
thoughtful atten it ntothevari us r-sdiiton-p-!?ented
to this Convention intended to ic-
edy the d:m?er to navisation result ns Iwr
the Improper brUirinj? of Western mors -to
imperfect and endangered hirbor. in t.i
friable banks of Vlcksbunr and othe- to'"
and cities of the Lower Missis.s.poi. :.t
committee, hoiv.-ver. deem the matters
braced In the llrst fetor iesolut:ous ti bi'wi
to the police pow er. j
The Government should te etrnestv-F.
voked to remove any artitlcisl ob t u -ti' ns t
the navigation of rivers, while- the laiter re-o-lutinns
pertain to matters clearly emhra m
within the lawiul powers or th Itivertonij
mission, to-be exercised as soon as practical :W
Your committee consider mo'.tfnvombl.) h
BUTKOstlon contained in both s-nsof rroiu
tlous. but do not deem them apprnpria'e l
ters for action by way of a jrenral reo!i.ti n.
preferrinsr to tall spocla" attention to tii m In
this suppiemsntal report, and not doubt nc
thMt the proper officers of the Covenine-nt
will take appropriate steps in relation tc
Both renorts werf-nrtnTitl v.,- al niiioa
b.V.1,.1. n:.., ... t ' " -
nuivu v-uuncn Sie.lL lippmug".
A Kansas Tragedy.
Atchison-. Kas. Feb. S.
Jno. Pennington and wife were found
murdered on their farm, five miles from
Frankfort, Marshall County, this after
noon. It is supposed that they have bean
dead since yesterday morning. When,
found Pennington was lvin on the floor of
his barn shot through the hsad. Hi "'
was lyine near the door of th barn inth
corral with her head mangled as if crushed
by some heavy instrument, probably a
spade. Pennington sold some hogs pn Tues
day, and was supposed to have considera- A
bis money about him. One of his horses F
and a saddle are missing He ha I recently
hired a stranser to work for him, who is
inspected of the murder.
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