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DALLAS DAILY HERALD fOKPCM.inATKD W ITH THE HALLAb DAILY COMMERCIAL. I In order to close an immense auction purchase -OF- Silks and We will for the next week offer these Goods at prices far below actual market value. ' SILKS: lUaek Satin Merveilleux, I Black Moire Antique Silk, At Oocts. worth $1.35. I At S2J.cts. wertb. $1.10. A Choice Line of Black Gros Grain Silks, At 57J, W and $1.05, worth 75, $1 uml $1.35. We are also offering some special bargains In new similes of plain and watered dress silks, alio Movcillcux and Kliuiluincs. P L U PL U SHES. H E THE Largest Stock, THE Finest Assortment. Long Tile Plushes in all the New Shades. At $1.02J worth $2.25. Fancy Plushes in plain Ombre's Ombre Striped, Ribbed, TJIKKI ,..,.1 ci.ni ti:.. w.. i tt-ii t. . k etc., Ranging in $1.35, 1.!)5, :!.!!0, :1.40, All of which we guarantee at regular prices, l ftese prices are good for this week only, in order to reduce a SURPLUS STOCK. SANGER BROS. THIS WEEK, FOR THE LADIES ONLY, IATS. BONNETS. CLOAKS, ULSTEES. DOLMANS. LADIES' SUITS, MISSES' SUITS. AT mm K uiiiimij S. E.COR. ELM &, POYDRAS. PLUSHES, ALL SHADES. TIPS, OF ALL COLORS. Il 1 SILKS AND SATINS. KID GLOVES. HOSIERY. UNDERWEAR IN ENDLESS VARIETY. Plushes THE Lowest l'liees IX THE Newest Slindes. Moleskin Plushes, an Ele gant Line, At $2.45 and $3.05 worth $3.25 nml $4.50. prices as follows: $2.35, $3.05 and $3.25, from 35 to 50 per cent, below PLUMS. DALLAS, TEXAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1SS1.--V0L. XXVIIL STATE SPECIALS. Work of Cuuslriietlon on the Sublue A North Texas Railroad to Coin, menee in Two Weeks A Young Muu in Fulls County Is Fired I'pon by a Concealed Tarty and Painfully Wounded. Tho llumiiig' r the Capitol is Attilb. uted to tho Xogllgriiee of tho Altorney-Ucueral. Decisions or tho Commissioners of Appeals nt TylerOther Ty. ler Notes. The Kejrents of tho University Are to Jiect To-tlny ut the State Capital. A Criminal Caught In tho West nud Carried Hack to Lampasas. Other Interesting- Slate Mews. Austin. Special to ilia HeraM. Aistin, November 14. The university regents meet to-morrow. The following hure already urrived: Prof. Ilaesdalo Smith, linn. Ashbell Smith, Judge Deviue, Judge Howard and Colonel Kdwurds. lion. J. li. Hell has resigned ami Dr. Woolen, of Austin, was appointed his successor to-day. Judge S. 0. Hastings, of Sun Francisco, who lias mado university education a epe cial study for years, hus arrived. I'pon the inTitution of Governor Huberts he will giro the regents the value of his expesience. It is known that uu effort will be mado by parties from Tyler to en join the regency. The injunction is based not on the count but the ulleged irregu larity ol the Governor s proclamation. W. A. Haiug, n Chinese grocer on the avenue, was married this evening by Dr. l'hilpot.to Miss Caroline Ivev, a young white luRy. V. A. lining is a citizen' of the i imeu oiuics. Thejfty of fire Inquest over the burned cnpitol returned the following verdict: Vt e liiW.tlio cause of the firo was a store put up if u room under the rontrol of the AttornrA Gunertil, J. II. Mcl.earv. We timl that the tire was not nurrl'v arri. dental, but was caused by the negligence of Attorncy-iicnernl Mcl.earv in not hav ing nuide himself familiar with the heat ing facilities of the rooms which the law places under his special care and control ; also in permitting a stove to be put up in a room controlled by him without directing an examination of the practicability thereof; hv the neuli- gence of Mr. kdmiiudsnn in having the siove put np wunoui investigating as to the existence ot the Hue; by negligence of 11. tirichson in placing a stove-pipo into a hole in the wall without sutllclcntly examining lla'same in reference to its connection with the Hue, but wo do not believe that criminal negligence can be charged against either Attorney-General Mcl.earv, Kiliiiundson or It. Krichson as the hole in the wull was blackened by smoke, and tho hole in the opposite side being ceiled, was dark and presented tho appearance of a genuine Hue; nml wo find that for want of water from the hydrants nt the critical moment the lire could not be extinguished. Thejury occupied four hours in muking up their verdict. McKlaney. Special to the Herald. Mc.Km.iky, November.lt. Willio Draz- well, nine years old, living nt O. W. 'Cam eron's, baring visited the circus, tried to imitate all the gymnastic performances and succeeded, except hanging by tho head, wtileli lie tried yesterday evening by stand ing on a chair until ready. Ho kicked the the chair out and dropped. A little boy three year, old gave the alurm. Mm. Cum! eron, who was in the house, run to the res cuo and by elforts almost beyond woman's strength, eucccoueii in releasing him. Med ical aid was soon at hand, Drs. Gibson and Sims, and it was four hour)) before con sciousness was restored. We ore proud to s.iy that the bor Ims learned a lesson that all other boys should prolit by. Joe Nnupp was lumcd yesterday, also Mrs. Kerr, wife of l'arson Kerr, of the Hap tist church. Tho procession to each was well attended. We learn from the best sources that the liabilities of W.JIt. Hurrimn AJCn. are about $17,000, assets about $12,nm. Tho figures may change some on final settlement. Commissioners' court is in session to-day. Qiite an amount of business on bund. Taxes lire coming in slowly. ('olton, com and wheut are still livelv. Tho wheal crop in Collin is the largest and most pnnuisiug ever Known in me county. The Kust Line is coming to MeKinney, sure. The Old School Presbyterian Church ha secured the services of lierereml Mr. Cowan, of Tennessee, lie", being unable inaii, win give universal sutisiuctlon. Marshall. Special In the Herald. Marshall, Novomber 11. Rov. Futher Splllanl, of Austin, will arrivo In ourcity to-morrow, and on Wednesday, will com- meneo the jubilee nt St. Josephs Catholic church, which will be continued until Sun day. The growth of this church and school under the fostering care of Iter. Kaf her tieorge, has heeu marvellously high. Dr. Gilbert's In the city. In the ease of John"F. "Woniark A Co. vs. tho Wcstorn Union Telegraph Company. tho Jury fulled lo Kurce. This suit was instituted to recover damages alleged to have been consequent upon an error of the company in transmit ting a nicssuire from tho ululnllir in hi. airent in New York. At a former term of Ilk' court this case was decided in furor of tho company, but lor some reason anew trial was grantod with the result as In dicated. Chief Engineer Connelly, of tho Rabino North Teius railroad company, telegraph ed under this date from New York; "Tim corps will leavo within a week to commence the work of construction on this road," Kngineers are now locating depot grounds and right of way through t lie city. The weather is delightful. Williams Itanche. ' 1 'Special to the Horald. Wii.mans It a sens. November 14 V had a Terr heavy frost this niornlmr. Ti. arm V worm haa diaatitninrfiit In 41,1. .null.... , , "I I 1 ...... OTlblUU of Hrown county. me surveyors oi me uuir, Colorado A Kanta Va rii.il .r. atnimtit..! .!... slid a bslf from this place. They are sur veylng in this direction, and our cltlsens think we are sure to get this road. loiisutnie j urien, oi nenlcrfclt, pas.se.1 through thit pluce en route for jeiiterfeet, having in charge lauiel r'. .Moore, charged with theft of coods. One more new store went up in the past week. New goods are arriving dailv, and business is better at present than it has been for many months. The cotton crop of this section is about marketed. The range is splendid and stock in fine condition. Tyl.r. Special to tlx Iten.ll- Tylkr, November 14. Ki-llovernor U. 11, Hubbard leaves for Austin to-night to be present at the opening session of the Hoard of Regents of the Stato University. Judgo Slay ton is expected to take his scat on the supreme court bench to-morrow. A rumor prevails that in an all'ray nt Winona, in this county, a man named Lolly w as severely wounded. The ditlieultv occurred on Saturday night. Lieuttiniint-liovernor Stoiey reached this city this morning. '1'he Commissioners of Appeals disposed of the following cuses t-duy: Hunt vs. Wooley A l'orier, from Milam; Wright vs. Walton, from Kills; Ackcriunn vs. Jiunileii.l'roin Heiur; ull iillirined. (iulvestou, Houston it Sun Antonio Ituilroad vs. Penller Ireland, from tiua dulupe; Loving vs. Pixon, from Cooke; Hudson v. Morris, from llnrlcson, and Watts vs. Holland, from Travis; reversed and remanded. Corpus Christ I. S oclal to the Herald. Coui'is C.iristi. November 14. Consid erable dengue fever in a mild form has pre vailed here lor the last six weeks, but is rapidly disappearing. Miss Helina M. Ar- "nn im-vr ui uur pruiniucni luercnuut, M iipri! 1 .ii.titititwl i.iti .li..il t.nutf.i.lii .. : , ..." ' .nv.i J viviitnj lli.lll u relapse ot tins discuss. Many ycvcls me outside Aransas bar, loaded for t)ie Texas-Mexican railway. I'eputy lollectcr of Customs K. II. WinipW fniiiti.il it, nl,,i..l. L.i- ..!..!. r. ... . .M. ...... ... v. 11111 11 111.-.V llllll. lllflll heart-disease, but is doing well to-day. i ne inwn is iireiy. An abundance is here of fruit, fijh and oysters. vt ooi receipts are lieavr, and buyers nro here from the Eastern States. Waro. Special to the HcrnM. Waco, Nnveinber 14. Sunday evening, while Henry Miller, a young man living near Mooresville, Kails county, wns return ing home from Marlin, a dog ran out from a negro cubin and bit his horse. M tiler took out his pistol, shot the dog and started on homo. In passing another cuhin on tho suinc farm he was lired on by a concealed party, theshotstiikingliim iiithgneck. Although prcttv badly wounded, he succeeded in rul ing home, three miles distant from the shunting. His wound is painful, but not dungeious. Olllecrs ure investigAtim; the mutter. (ieneral Dodge, Colonel Talmage, Mujor II. Jl. Hoxie and other magnates of the (iould Ituilroad Combination, are expected here to-night. ' Snntarfi'lt, Special to the Herald. Skktrufkit, November 14. Daniel Moore, who was arrested in Drownwood last Sat urday, arrived here lust night In churgo of I.. O'Hrien nd II. C. Jackson. Moore, who is charged wilh olituining money under laise pretenses, was iiikcii to J,ampasii3 by L. Ilrien this niorninfr. The district court convenes in Lampasas tills week. ThlTn U n ln.NW ,l..L...t 1 several of our citizens have gone to uttend cuu II,. One of our oldest citizens was married vesterdav evetiinif to Miss Mnrv lriiQulut. Oruss is line uud cattle are iii good conili- lion, itusiness iuir. Liberty Hill. Special to the Herald. Liiifktt Hii.ii, November 14. Mr. It. J. C.nnros' reiniilns passed through this place lust night. His remains will be carried to Georgia. Mr Connors was shcrilT of l!ur nett county and will be missed by his nu merous friends. Tho Austin iti Northwestern Narrow Gauge ruilroud has not been located to this place yet, but the prospects ure favorable. We are having pleasant weather at pres ent. Ijiiiipnniis, Speelul to the II. nil. 1, Lampasas, November 14. District Court opened hereto-day, Judge W. lllackburn.ol Unmet, presiding. The Judge delivered a very lengthy charge to the grand Jury. 'i he town is lively. Thine ure four pris oners in jail awaiting trial, also several pur ties out on bond. A young man named Daniel Moore was lodged in jail this evening as u Mason ic im postor. Srnrrllyof Nickels. Washington, JNoyember 14. Owing to the small amount of five-cent nickel pieces In tho Treasury, tho Secretary bus in structed the director ot the mint to cnuse seventcon thousand five hundred dollars in old copper cents, and ono hundred and four thousand dollars in copper nickel cents now in the l'hiladclphia mint to be coined Into fire-rent nickel pieces nnd Instructions huvo already been given to enrry out the direction. It will bo weeks before the mint will he ready to commence the rccoiuuge of theso pieces or to receivo orders for five cent nickel pieces from bankers and others. Acquitted. C'liARi.MTox, November 14. In the trial of James 1'. Walsh to-day In tho Court of ieneral Sessions, for tho nmnler o( Jiimes D.Turner, on the 31th of Suptemher last, thejury returned a verdict of not guilty. Hoth. accused nnd deceased arc of this city, the latter nt the tiiuo of his death being In tho city's service. Death or Mrs. limit h. Kkw York, November 14. Mary Francis. McVicker Booth, wife of L'dwin llooth, died yesterday afternoon, nt the resi dence of her parents, 13 West Twenty third street. Tho cause of her death 'is said to hare been consumption. Mr. llooth is said to ho now In riiiladelphln, Dlpth.rla Kpiilrmlo In Knssl. LoftuoN, November 14. A St. Petersburg dispatch to the Dully Telegraph says: Dlp therin, scarlet fever and small-pox are de vastating the renter and south part ot Rus sia. The severity of the disease execods anything heretofore known. . - . CharfMl With Assassination. Rubeveport, La., November 14. Gus, Marlon and James Doyiton, three brothers were arrested yesterday and locked npj charted with being the pnrtlcs who at tempted to esmissluuto Wm, Vaughn, about two months ago. A lllsliop Itaul. London. November 14. l'lcrre Patiltr bishop of llcsancsnn, is dend. Yo. 801. OVER 'niEWlUKS. I'resldeut Arthur Yesterday Accepted we Mesiguatlon of Attorney General XeYeagh. The Trial of the Assasslu, Charles J. (uiteau, Coiunieneed Yesterday In Washington. And I'p to the Hour of Adjourunieut of the Court Five Jurors Only Had Heen Selected, Folger qualllle. as Secretary or the Treasury.Atteiupt to lllaek. mull (iould. The Coming' National Tariff Conveutlou Is Exeltluif F.xtrnordlnary Interest, The I'nited Slates Supreme Court Hen. dor a ) cry Important Decision. Other Domestic and Foreign News. Tli. Trial ot 41iiltati. Wasui.ndtox, November 14. A low eilinL'cd. larL'e-sizcd. souaro romn in il... eastern winir of the eitv hull, wnll ltirl....i by three wide windows in the northern nnd western walls, is the court-room of the Su preme court. The trial of Charles J, Guitoini fur the murder of tho lute President Uur- field opened to-duy. At tho eastern end of the room is a platform containing the judges' seat, with the clerk's desk riirht be low it. The table, which usually occupies the greater part of the space allotted to the bur. wua removed, uud nstend snv,., ,,i smaller tables have been arranged for tho accommodation ol counsel and re porters. In tho wesleru half of the room a platform lins been rnlwxl on which lire an-iinued mine li.iulr.ul 'hairs t'nr tho ntn nf viutiliii.l-u rei. ... , , , --.. ....... n. lllUBI-niB assigned to jurors occupy a slntion of the ntiwii mi flu i in 1 1 1 1 wi-iti.tf ii .....i im i . .. .... ...,.,..,,..,,., inn, inrru in luirtlly hiiv notiniWk' oxfiU'iunit in q tI- ,.!;.. .if il.,. 1...! 1. 1 : i in nlitfiin mliiiwuiiiii in il.i. ...inns . soon iiH the pnliMc tlnr wns unciu'tl siieclu- turu lMiiinw1i.it. !i I'llLnl . ... i ' . a part, rinli.M a nun-lily droned Hl't lr VlllUlir .mm !liilii.li..,. I... wouM cmne umlrr tho (li-siirniitltui nf ruumis, ir.iuim mm nuiiKP. !Stitn liulf u down Indite had imi sandwiched in Hiuonir thi itdwiI In Uu. i; I.-, i r. - oiiiv iiiv: liiw M' 111 the caso had tfot m:o tlirir si'iits th Win- iiu'i-rtiinnirv. .Jinitru i (HUT, hi i'v Ynrk. nnd Wultor Jiavidjri' nt' YtVliinetuii. fur till! liniCllltiltfl. Illlrl Mr anil Ia'VjU H.tlnnsi'li fur lt,o ih'f.-nun -Mrs. Kt'ovilli' ocrniticd to her litisliiinil. liiii'lnir I..... i. ,..i.... John on one side and her l,n,ll,,r the nrtsoner. nn tin. ntlw.i. A. .....i....i.' , ,i. , ' ii, i i, vhii-h Jinlgo W alter S. Cox entered the court room, turn! court was dechued formally opened by the crier in the old Norinaii iiirm. iiunieuintely thereafter the prisoner was brought into the court-room by the marshal and his deputy. He looked in much better condition physically uud otherwise than when ho last ap peared in tho an mo room to plead to the indictment, still ho had same restless, furtive expression as of u hunted wolf which characterised him be fore. .He was at onco relieved of his hand cull's and took his scut beside his sister. Ono ol his first movements was to throw his hand into one of his pockets and half take out a roll of papers. Mr. Scoville, however, ordered him lo put It back, and ho did so. Then the District-Attorney rose mid de clared the readiness of the prosecution to proceed with the case. Mr. Itobinson nrose to muko his plea for still moro time to prepare for the defense, which appeured not to meet the apprnral of (liiitenu. All the time that Kobinsoii wns speaking Guiieim was can y tng on what appeared to be a remonstrance with Scorillc.wliowas apparently Irving fo quiet and suppress him. Nosooncrluid Hob. inson taken his sent than the prisoner arose, noil in nn PYi'ilml iii.iitimt. ...l.lH. i ii... . - ", ...".....i, ii.i.iii-rri-ti inu court, and stated that ho wished lo be hoard. In vain Mr. Scnville endeavored to make him resume bis seat and remain quiet, lie 1111. l-!.l.t!l.IBui 1. Ill I.I .............. I.... 1- J,, i iti'iviiiiH uui ins tinct manner he proceeded with his speech Un mi inn -i, "I was not aware that my counsel, Mr. INiliilimm i nf mi, l.-.l I l.iu .......!.... i.. ...iv ..... -. inin in. miiiiij. iu lllllKe an application for a postponement, and I 1H.-.-1HI.- iii uc Hi-urn in in v own nciiall in this Hint tfir us iili'tlm vnrv lhn.kl..il.l ..fii a n chnrged ith mi r br or au'utloiupt t do aw. i. iii-.-iii; in in- I I'lirii 111 III V tin II HHIiii I " The court: "This is not a proper time to enter in. mi ll... .1. .(.,,! The only oucstlon beforn llm i-nnrt lswhetlllir fortlirr Itniu ulnml.t I II.. I . . ...... .,..,.,,, u uunniv-u counsel to prepare for the defense. inu prisuiier, riiipnuiicuiiv: "So tar as I am concerned, I don't want further time. We are ready to try the case.' To the deimtv marshal who nnili-iivm-i.. toreslou the prisoner; "Will von bn quiet." Tho court: "Tho question Is whether further time ought he allowed counsel." j no prisoner, empiiatlcallv: "1 don t want that, ifthc court please.- I)ilriit Attiirmiv I'l.lil.tll 1.... !......! .I...1 .1 . - i i . . J i-'iauiii Jli-iinil-il HUH the trial should proceed now. Mr. Kobiu- n.ni I'.rwu ciiiiiuiora iosMioiiement. Owing to the opposition of Scoville and the iirlsoner to the imiliinf inn ni It. . i. r..- an extension of time tho court stated Hu t ior inn present me caso flinuiii proceed us far at least as swearing tho jury and then he would consider the question of exten- sioli, I ho womofsweariiiirtho lurv limnm tllfl tlllS'A llrut limuiii,li..i !...!.. .11.. ,. , , - l'.v...,v.l Ul'lll llfl. tpiiihlled on tho ground that they had lornicd a fixed opinion, nnd an other on tho ground Hint be had eoucietisrlniiB scruples on the subject of capital punishment. In examining the jurors Scoville went OTer a large range of questions, Inquiring ns to religious and ki ideal belief. Up to tills luilll l'i llmill t tin iliil'i.n.A l.n. ...-n ........ , ..u- ..-i. iii imniy cballonged ono juryman ami two have been uii epivo nun Bwuru in.a I'p to this hour, 12:,'i0, five Jurors have been obtained and sworn. Their names and occupations nro as follows: John 1" Hardin, restaurant keeper; Fred W. llran ilcnbcrg. tigar maker; Charles G. Btewart, Hour and feed dealer; Henry J. jlrlght, re tired from business; Thomas II. Loiigley, Kmcrr, Aiijiiiinien. In the speech which (luiteau hnd pre pared for delivery In court to-dav,he savs ho Is charged with murdering one James A. (liirfluld. Kothinir run lio trnnrn nil. surd, berauso General Garfield died of malpractice. (Ieneral Ga-licld was a good man, hut a weak politician, llelng presi .i....i i.. ..... it. . ,......ii.i .i .A uvu., ii. t. iii V..11III1I1UI hi uii vnsi iiarin to the republic, and ho was doing It by the ' uu mini nnv vi 1'Ul.niiinuT', .1111 (11. Lonl Ilimseir took tho rcsnonslhllllv - 1..- . .1... I I- -I..... ui tciiiiivhik; uhu, ions uis amy to thi land and to the American peop'ij u-.vnimi inn iiiBwimi irouiiKH lowams General Garfield and he souirhl In Iitin. Not being a marksman. Uenoral Gar. field was not filially shot, but tncotniictent physicians finished the work, and they, not himself, are responsible for the death. 1I I KSTAm.TsriEn isni I 'Kilt' Fivii iXMi. party and his resolve to remove i .e IVei- nre t lie shot. Hv rvU-rs to his work on tho hereditary Insanity of his family his inar ruit life and his life in p.ison in, S otl..e whom he says' l,e h, put i , " ion and to the general public t", V l' m money for bis defence. """"'"m Tli. N.w Hrltl.h Hlnl.ter l-r.wt, Ills lr.Ux.Uals, Wasiimoton, November 14.-II0U. Lionel Saekville West llm n..ui i..i.t.. r... .. ,ioll-i Hum 1(1. court at St. James, called on President Ar- wiiiruiis aiternoon. and formally presented his credentials. Ho was accoiiipunied by iCv?r', 1""i,u, '"'fxluced him fo the 1 resident . ami the usual eongrat t o v addresses were made. .ui.iioiy deuce from lor Majesty, ' the Queet ".nis,erKiP(lWc-t d aivoniued ,0 tll0 l'resideV's"reSide8 rodtd,rywi;; nr3 foll'.ws: ",,,ta I'lesident as iuir to the letter wh ch the Oueeti mv gust sovereign, has address,., ' t , 501 according me as her yerv iiiL. ,l.,iv I i ;... '"is picas .1,7.11 ' '"s assure yon that y lIHciul and private ' rapacity t.; cultivate nnd impro've If possible ! Z relations of cordial wling ni d good u derstand.ng which Cappily'1 M, . slsis be ween tho two countries, uu.lacoiiliiniuiiee of which Her Malesty basso much nt heart. The reception which lias been accorded to me by the Mayor and citizen of tbo Kreat commercial city of lbiladelphiu iiHin mv arrival omul usu niv lm.f. m .. . ' ... a niiilllicsillllnn ot tho kindly seiitimeiii. whuh animated the I lined Mutes toward the nation which 1 have tho honor to repre-ent, and indicates that il.n t.i-.. r-!. speaking natinus ot the worM will nencelortli be fully nssociaicd by !,. 0f kindred nnd nets lor the ndvam-'cii r of civilization nud the promotion , f rummer, cial cnterpiisc in all puns 0f V.w ijlube fir, 1 tecl Ueeiilv the nionri un ,, r mo mission which her Majesty, the IJueon,- has been so graciously pleased to conlide to me, but at the sumo time I feel eoiilideni that in the dU hai ge ot thn iliitii.u inn. i . i. i i ; 'i'i'.' mining io n, i snail always meet wuli that conciliatory and ainialile supimrt which so eminently distinguishes the Government of the liiiled ... v.i.nninK inee sentiments, Nltt I Hill i.viin...;.... II... 1 i. ! -.-inft ,,it,.- r.,'HUIIieillS Ol my august sovereign, us well us those o( of ..I. iiiriuiiniuiii nun oi i no lien. ic over wliolil shfi riling u-l.il...... ....... t ............ ...,,,, ..,,,,, UW;, ,;lr, t beg to oiler you, sir, assurance of mv high est respect und great esteem. An Inii(iilnt Decision. Wa-iiixoton, D. C.. Nowniber 14 -Tim Supreme Court to-duy rendered nn opinion oi greui uuportunco to nil railroads, fast Height lines mill shippers of goods, In the ease of the St. Loins Iiisiiniiu.ii i ',... ..... iiguiiist the St. Louis. Vim, alia. lerre lla.le ft Indianapolis rallwav. This suit was brought by the St. Louis Insur ance Company, us assignee of Weir it Co. to recover the value of cer lam cotton shipped nt Sf, Louis In 17:1 for Liverpool, under agreement between Weir A- Co. nnd the fast freight lino, known as the E io ,t Pacific Despatch. Tho cotton was shipped by the Despatch over the undnliii hne.theiicc over theliueoftho Pittsburg. Cincinnati .V; St. Louis Atlantic ,V Great estem and Krio Itailwuv Coinpn ny. It was burned at Jersey City 'while in custody of the Kiic railway. Tlio Vandnlia line did not execute a hilljif hiding, hut wuy-billeil the fieiiiht from 8t. Louis to liidlanapiills, and there delivered It in good order to the Pittsburg, Cincinnati .v. St. Lotus Company. The main ques tion presented by the case is whether tho iindiilln lliic wim vi.itiiiiiiiiil.lii r..i. ..r..i.. of the cotton ufter delivering it to another nirrlpr. Tim ,.n,,t4 .1..... -! i . ......... v in.v-a ,,,,, vuusiuit whetlier the unilidin line could or could not take the benefit of the special except ions in flic bill of lading given hv the Krie A Piii-il!,. in ll'i.ii. .1'. frt 1...1 . i..i " ' -i iv ..ii., wut i,ns,it'S KirillQ purposes ol decision that WclrCo. were not bound under the proof by nnv sneeial terms which that instrument contained. 1 he court then holds that where there Is a division of established through rates by railroads among themselves in a basis of distance only, this is imi of itself lufllcicnt to iniike these roads partners, or t ) bind any one of them as by special con tract, to transport cotton b(.y,md lis own hues. The Krio ,V Pacific Dcpalch is liablo under Its contract for the safety of tho col Ion on the whole route, hut each rouil Is responsible only for its own negligence. AtLmptliig to lllacliniHll Juy floulil. Nkw Yoiik, November 14. A crank on blackmail has been sending letters to Jay Gould threatening to tako his life If tho writer is not given points whereby he can recover a fortune lost in stocks, the writer claims that ho is in spired by God. The methods of carry. ?!'.' .. m:tmi"l nro similar io thai oftiiiileairs. Ho signs himself "An old victim. A trap was set and the writer of the lei ters caught yesterday. He gave his name ns t'olomil J. irnivm..! lir.' . n...t .. ,, : --"..nil. i.i-iit,, n mil- turns address. Ho is about sixty yearsof "h"i The Nutloiml Tnrlir Conr.nlloa, Nkw York. November 14. Tb Vailnnnt Turiir Convention, to be held in this cily the 'Jitli nnd .Hfth Inst., is creating grout Interest throughout tho country. Ovor four hlllidriHl mul liOtr i1..l,i....l'... I.-. - already been clecled. it Is estimated that representatives of more than $l,Kj,oon,i!tlO of capital invested in manufactures will ho present,- while the mercantile, labor and farming Interests will lie equally well rep. resented, t'nltcd Stules Senator Warner Miller, ol New Y'ork, will be permanent chairman. A Uli.rnl Victory Loniiox, November 14.-At Llverton to. day the ehs'tlon for a member of parlia ment to fill the vacancy caused by tho death of William A. Miis.ov I.u,.K.i lilted in the election of Dr. Lever. Liberal by i;l majority ovor the Conservative (nndlilate. Vessels Collltl.. Boston, Norembor 14. On Satunlnvaron. big the schooner, Amos A. Kerr, from Uleh- mnmi to lloston, came into collision wilh the brig Jeremiah, from Delaware City fur Boston, and both sank. The crews were sored. , JodaeFolfsr gualin.d WAsimtiiToit, November 14. Judge Fob uer qualified tkls morning snd assumed the 'utloi of Secretary of the Treisury.