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(nWVVU ll'Vl"V VOL. XIX NO. 207. WASHINGTON, D. C, FliTDAY MOTJNING, JULY 25, 1871). FIFTY GENTS PER MONTH. THE RIVER FRONT. South Washington Arousod by Long Nogloct. PROPOSED PLAN FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE WASHINGTON HARBOR. SECRETARY SHERMAN. Another Spooch to Malno Republi cans Last Night. itlidt iHHh. S E:cndi4f4 IIcctliiRor llio Cltlrcu' lVoloctlvc Astocln lloii ASiitcmn t'rote.t Against the Ob lltenitlonoriliu Washington Chan nel Hcvero Criticisms of tlia Acllciu of lite DUttlct Ciiniinloiloiini s, Ac. A Long Lint of Ollcvnuces. Tlio Cltlzeus' l'rotectlvo Association of Soutli Washington met nt 8t. Dominic's Hull Inst evening, Dr. C. r. Oliver in tho clinfr ami Mr. E. D. Wilght secretin y. ThoChuIr stated that llio meeting wits culled fur tlio purpose of con sidering questions couucclod with tho Improve incut of tlio I'otomacKlvcr front, the health of tlio city, tlio present Insufficient water supply fordomosllc uses, and tho unjust t.ir Imposed therefor. These wrongs, which must ho louio died, wcro ones tu which every citizen and so journer Id Washington was directly Interested. Tlio health of tho city, as well us its future commercial prosperity, ciillod' for action, and ho was' ready to listen to any suggestions that talghtbo mado pertinent to the objects of the Rooting. Dr. Charles Allen proposed the nppolntment of a cotuuilttco on resolutions to express tlio icws of tho association. Reforotblsquestlonwa put Mr. C. D. Church took tho floor for the purpose of describing a ylau for tho Impinvcmeut of tho river front. Iio said that ho bad seen nn advertisement for lilds for a canal across tlio river flats to tlio Georgetown channel in one of the city papers, which, according to his mind, was without any apparent authority of law, lie desired to ou ter his protest against any such action, as lor a number of years tho business men of Washing ton had been striving to get their navigation nod commerce in such n condition as to onablo them to do business, and now it was proponed o nullify all their work. Iio then proceeded to show tho condition of tlio i Ivor front slnco 1702. Iio stated that In tho years of 180.') aud 1600 the people of Georgetown endeavored to get n bettor mid deeper channel by erecting a causeway nt Annlostau Island, and thus began qhc lllllug up of THE AVASniXGlON CHANNEL. Somo years later a causeway was built for tbo Long Bridge, which had tho samo ten dency. In 1852 tho attention of Congress was called to tho fact that tho Washington chan nel was being choked up, and an engineer named Hives was appointed to investigate and vcpoit upon the matter. In hie reply he stated that tho best nud most feaslblo plan would be for a channel on tho Washington sldo, as it would only rcqulro occasional drcdglngs to keep it clear. In 1872 Congress appointed a lioard of survey to consider thioo plans which Wcro submitted for consideration. Thcywciot First, opening a chancl on tho Washington side; second, two channols, ono for George town and tho other for Washington, and, third, filling up and carrying out too cutiro Wash ington front to the Georgetown channel. Tho board In their icport said the second plan pie scntcd n better ftout area for wharves, but recomuiondrd tho adoption of the third plan, Nothing, however, was done by Congress either with Mr.Rlvis'or thebouid of 6urvoi's report. Iu 1577 cllUcns of Washington fanned acorn jnlttco of ono hundred for the purpose of get tlngCoiigicss to remedy tho evils complained of. Asa result of their work Congiess appro priated $.r0,000 for Improving the channols, $30,000 of which went to Georgetown and tho remainder to Washington. The appioprlatiou for Georgetown was made availablo nt once, but that for Washington was held kick a year. In tbo miantluio tho work of dredging tbo Georgetown channel was progies-slng, and tho mud takcu out was deposited in such a man ner ns to operato against the Washington chan nel. After nmneious delays, however, work -was commouced on tho Washington side and was done satisfactory, resulting In a uhaunel from ISO to 200 feet in width and 13 feet in depth. It did not last long, for tlio debits from tho Georgetown chcnnol settled tow.ird tho Washington hide again and filled it up 04 fust as it could be cleaned out. A proposition was then made to Congress to (111 up tho channel, but tho an swer returned was that money could bo given for dredging, but not for filling up. The Com missioners of tbo District, however, havo somo touico from whloh thoyi.au get money to till Up witb, and hud announced their Intention to co&houd with tho work. He destiod to enter Lis protest against a canal being cut tluough tho flat to tbo Georgetown channel for threo reasons: First, becituso itwaswioug to take money out of the pockets of citizens who had already been nearly ruined by improvements ttlilch wero not permanent; second, that tlioro was no money that could bo thiown aw.iy for a thing not piopor, and, third, because money was availablo to cut tho Georgetown channel luto the Washington channel, aud thus bring tho currout this way. The pluu adopted by tlio citizens' COMMITTEE OF ONE HUNDRED was the proper one, and would rcqulro au out lay of but $509,000 to accomplish it. It pro, posed to run a bulkhead around tho 11 its for tho purpose of crcatlngacunont by nauowlng tho channels. Tho woik ojico douo would not bo tho cnuso of much expense allcrward. Cen tral CraiKhlll In 1870 said that It was usoless to dredge tho Georgetown and Washington channels, uulcs3 somo general plan was adopted to protect thtin aftciwaid. In conclusion ho said tho Conunlssluuoisof tho DIstilct had no tight tn adopt u plan which would not only dcstioy Its commerce, but make Washington one of tho most unhealthy cities of tho world. At this point tho chair auuounccd tlio com mittee on resolutions, as follows: Messrs. Charles Allen, U. II. Church, J, II, Johnson, Andrew Aithur, und Ituv, M. II, Poituno. The tomuiltteo ictliud fur consultation, and dining their absence the chair called upon Mr. W. II. Clugctt fur a talk. During his rcmuiks ho said that he was surprised that so llttlo common seuso had been sliowu iu tho tiout incut of tho river front uulsaiire. Scientists bad written and talked, and superannuated miuyofliccrs had Miluullted plain1, hut nothing lmd bicu accomplished. In ease the plan of tho Commissioners, rcl.itlvo to cnuylng the wharves out tu the Cleoigetown channol, was cairltd out It would bo found that In easo of u frcsbct rcunsylv.iiilu uvcuuu would he Hooded o a dejilli ol three or lour feet by back water from tho sewers. It was useless to exput anything good to accrue by allowing tlio CuuimlMloiiers to h ivo anything to da with impimhig tho liver front. IIuwus iu faorof going to Congress nud nskiug for tho tippoliituiuit of a liver lomiulwlouei and a good nppropilallon to oocuio a strong cur rent on tho Washington sldo. At ptescnt the Comtnlssloitei weio filttcilng away tho people' smnuey In useless and tout- poiaiy schemes. Tlio cllU'JUS of Wash ington had no voice, except tluough tlio miss, In Urn luumigcinciilut Ihcli all'aiiJ, aud it behooved tlu.m to go to Congics and show Unit body thut It was essential not only fur commercial but health Interests that this jiulvnneo should ho abulcd on tho liver front. Hu wassuic Congress would do what was light iu tho matter If It was only pinpoily icpro ecutcd. Mr. Clagett closed hy saying th.tt If every other pluu failed, "diivo piles u:ul solidify thoihli', scalier tho dobrls light and loft, hut by all means icchilin tho liver." jsiioi.u'fio.Ns Anorrrn. Tho committee on icsolutlous icported tho fulluwlng, which weio iiiuuluiously adopted! Vhcreas tho Mslilet Commissioner proporo to Mid now ndvciato the closing of the IWililiigloti channel of thu I'utomau ItUtr, tlieieb) dcslrujliig tlio imi Igablo water troni id tlie city aud the aunt liteiro ilciieiMenl upon llio same, and treating nil. sauces iKtrlineulul to the health ol our people, &,: llieiofuro, . , , ....... JkivliW, l'lrtt-That tho citizens of Washington Dnnaaof irnni ini n 11 inn-rt : cnnoctzuLlJbnijSJ - '- - ' SEmrij ini ii innnnFTTn ' . He. -k smk ui J X-S5ortit 1 1 ii inftnnni i rr'r-i c-r i in . tt , u -v viST.annnnnnyp--, ,;': - vi m wPnDsannp5 , ' linuii, :i :o "MiFTi. -J, ' . . ' -.k.v J". can never agree to any plan which destroys tho Washington channel or any part of It and forces their commerco to tloorgetown, tlio upper oud of the DlHrlct. Uocoiid That tlio iiutsances now complained of nn thu Hats aud around the whirvcss and docks have been and are now caused by thu dumping of mnJ and mud on tbo north sbteuf thcrlror, iita point hero the Washington channel IntcrfecU thu CJoorgctow n or Virginia channel, wliloh mud and sand liad been drodgeit from the Virginia channel, r.nd the removal of raldsund and mud will romedy the evils complHliieJ of. Third Thai tho lints, with their malarial accu mulations, hae been caused by I'.rM, the canso way of tho bridge preventing the easy tlow ol' Ilia water, and second, by Ibu dlinliiishcd aniuunt of atr flowing down the river; and tint tho exist Ing evils can be fully lemedled by narrowing the river, which will give deeper channels, by Inclos ing and tilling up the Huts, bath lu the centre of the rll er and on the north sldo. fourth That to this end wo recommend that tho plan agreed upon by the subcommittee of onehiiu died bo carried out, w hlch will preserve and deepen both channels and destroy all the uuhoaUhful nui sances which now exist a plan whlch.once carried out, will need no expensive machinery to uiulu tain it. , , Fifth That the proposed plan to carry the largo tower now In course of construction out to the Vir ginia channel, at a larjo outlay of money, aud to tho detraction of tho Vtashlulon channel, should he opposed by all good cltlons as a useless expense and an utler failure. Mxth That llicnc'Uin oi southern secuou.auu of tho wholeclty a vicli.dcamnds tho completion of thu wall nu thoeasti-ldeorihe James Creek canal tn the river, and the filling of thu low grounds alongside tho same, which will eradicate a grievous nuisance, productive of disease aud death. Soteulh That tlio heallh audcomfortofourcltl zens demand a full supply of water, andjiullro de mands that thut which Is paid for be furnished, and that until tho supply Is adequate to tho demand this cannot bo done, and all temporary expedients aro worse than utoless. Wo therefore recommend that no further expenditures bo mado foi such ox- Iicdlent1, but that a lull examination of the sub set be made, to thu cud that a radical remedy may ie applied. , . . , Uiilith That to lmvo good, pure water largo res crvolrs aro necessary, to allow the water to tctllo, and theso should bo constructed lu coiiuvcllnn with tho plan that may bo determined upon alter said examination. Ninth That wo recommend tho bolltlou of tho water tax, liirnlsliing It freo to alt. p.iylugllie no ccssary expenses out of Ihogcnoral fund aud ineig lug the water-bond debt Into tho gcneial indebted- IU"1?. Tenth Tliata committed of nine be appointed to present these resolutions tu tho Domuunsloucrs of tlio District, to wait on tho United Htatcs authori ties, and to take such legal ineasuies as may bo necissnry to protect the lntuieitsofourellti'cus. Dr. Charles Allen, tho uoxt epoaker, said that all tbo money spent for the dredging of tho Cleoigetown channel In tho past lllty yen is was to keep it cloar of u bar which had i'ounod and upon which vossclsoftcn grounded. Hud uno-tcntli of tho money boon expeudod on tho Washington sldo Instead of on this bar there would now bo n good, clear cli.umel uud no cauio for complaint. MAJOR TWIKINQ'tl VhKS wouM complotelyoblllei.ito the Washington channel, and thus a river fiout ono mllo In leugth would have to givo way to that of lleoigetown, wiitcu cuiurnceu nut live squaics. Ilowovcr, if nil else Tilled tho cltUeus had their loiuody in mi injunction, for no couit In thowoild would refuse to pioveut tho closing of a waterway. Do fuvored tho I-ids pluu, if It w.w feasible, Iu legaid to tho water supjdy, when tlio CoiniuUslouuis went bcloto Congress they stitod that they Intended to iucieaso tho water tax only about 3.'j per cent., but Instead they hud made it over 1U0 per cent. Although they lueieased tho tax. thov had not lucioxscd tho supply, und in many portions of the city people, could nut get water ovon lu tho first stoiy of thcli dwellings, Oeneial Melg', who hunt tho water woiks, hud suggested a go id plan, but it was thiown usliluiiud a stand-pliocacted, which had nevoi been of nuy tiso. iio claimed that no good iu nulls could he oxpoclcd when an attempt was mado to fovea luiir feet of water tluough a tluee-foot plpo. Ho closid by urging icslst tiiiLo to all movomjhts tuudlng locutoa' a tup ply of good water and clu'dug UP tho ilvoi chanutil. , , ,,,,, Bhoitr.ddiosscs woro made by Mr. 1'. Cul llmiuo and othou, after which the olmlr an nounced tho following ns mcmbois of tho com mlttco suggested by tho coniuiltloj on losolu tiouu; Messrs, James 1., llailuui, C. ll.Llmich, Dr. J. 13. Muican. 0, V. Culvei, H. Iltcon, J, II, Johnson, W. 11. Clagott, II. I,. UI"oc, ltsy, II .- lg?M- J Ii"IWA7 9 V. lllttlugor, and Dr.- Charles Allon. It wai suggested that a committee on finance had better ho appolutod, and tho following wero (.elected : Messrs. W. J. Stcphonson, 13. K, Johnsou, C. II. Church, W. T. Walker, J. 13. Morgan, aud W. II. CUgctt. AN OL1I COJII'I.AIST. Mr. U. 1). Wilght asked that somo action he taken relative to the unloading of oars by tho lhltlmoio nud Potomac Itillioud on Virginia avenue, and upon motion tho following com mittee was unpointed to look after tho mnttur: Mctsis. O. 11. Vouclir. n. I). Wright, It. Illld, W. C. numlierger, and Dr. It. A. Bacon. A motion to udjourii, subject to call of tho chairman, was then adopted. THE PLAN FOR IIAKI10R IMPROVEMENTS, Iu connection with tho report of thoino ccodlugsof tho meeting of tlioCltiiieiia' I'ro toctlvo Association of tsoutli Washington wo present a diagram of the plan for tho liupiovo uicut of tho Washington haibor, proposed by Mr. C. D. Cliuich, and approved hy the Com mlttco of One Hundred, Tho plan content jdatcs the preservation and improvement of both tho Washington and Georgetown channels, tho reclamation of tho tints known us tho "Kidwell Hottoma," aud tho bir or II lU lying between tho two channels, extcudlng tho whole length of tho Washingtou liver front. This Is to bo accom plished by the erection of bulkheads, plainly marking tho channel lines. Tho largo Intel ccptlng sower, by being continued through tho rcclulmod tlati. will dischargo its couteuts di rectly luto the Washington channol. ouit TKimirii.txr ici.vi:. The Nationals Uuliiii Splendid Victory Over tho Albany,). Dcsplto tho hot weather fully 1,000 persons binvcd the heat and congieg.tted at tho Na tional giounds ycsleuliy to witucsi tho con test between tho National aud Albnuy clubs. These two nines, having ft iieck-aud-neck raco for the championship, uie hound to attiact a crowd whenever they play; henco tho largo attondiuico of ycsteulay can bo uccounted for. The policing of the giounds was oxcollent, and tlio lluldei'3 bad abundant room tn circulate), neither sldo having any ciuso to complain iu that respect, or, In fact, any other, as tho game happily was played throughout devoid of h.u.l words and disputes. Mr. Itobort Fergusou was solccted timplro, und un this occasion It was not nil unpleasant tusk. Ho displayed excellent judgment lu his decisions, and not ono of them was questioned. It Is tinfoitnirito tint more muplte-s us Impar tial and popular as this gentleman cannot be found, fur If it wero so luso-bali would obtain ii li,.Hip font.linld with tho nubile noneiallv and tho constant cry ngulust uinplies would ccusu, Tho Nationals led on In llio llrst tunings by hitting Cillohloy for two earned mils, and thou threw away tho ml viiiitngu gained by giv ing their opponents tho simu numbor of runs bv orrors ol Jlllick and Tiott. Ilowovcr, they recovered the lost giouud hy adding threo to their scute iu tho next two liiiilugs ami blank ing tlio Albmys. From this point out tho fkldlug u'.u sharp on both sldci, tho Nationals obtaining only one inn, and that hyeuurs, while tho visitors eccuie.l twu in tlio simo iu inner, Thu butting of the homo club was uin.umD.umly goad, and It need not bo niLI heic.iftcr tint thoyctuiiol hit Crltchloy's pitch ing, for they pounded him yeslorday for four teen bases, Tiott ustiiiilshlug thu spcclalors, and doubtless himself, by excelling at tho hit. Finding tho ilght-li-ind stylo a f.illuio ho has essayed thu left, and urukod tho chiugo by linking two singles and ono two-baser, lu catching !u picked a couplo of sh.iip tips) fioni almnit olfthelut, and hut for two expouslvo pusi-billa ids playing would luvo been peifee tiou. Gloiiu iiiudo his dt'iitt iu a championship match and did ere lit to himself us a bitter, but was not glvou a chance, in tho oulflold, llikei gitliered lu fimr loug tlys, twoof thoni ilslng almost into thu ulouds, hut tlio ccutio-rieldor was ready to iccolve lliem whsii thoy conrlmlud to return to earth. He paid his complIiutuU to Mr. Ciitchley by hlttln.' fui tlneo Uvsts. BjoDi nud lleycrlc, second auJ Urst basjmeu, ' . wrl7i.i played without an error, nud McClellan, who Is tho boss short-stop, perfouno.l somo excel lent work, allowing only ono very hot ball to get aw.iy from him. I.yncli's pitching wiu wiy ctl'octivo, aud evidently too much for tho Albany team, us they could onlyget live single bases out of thut pccitlitr delivery tho "gontlo John" gives to a bill. In Holding Toblu uud Duul.ip, of tho visitors, curled off tbo houois, having tlio most work to pcilbrin and doing It well. Thomas, of tho coutrn-llcld, was called upon thrus times, nud always icspondod, handsomely. Appended Is tho scoiot . NATIOVAl. ah. r. lu. tu. ro. i. c r.lllck. .11) 5 1 1! 'J 0 0 2 McClcll.lll.B. H .1 1 2 2 a 7 1 rierby, r. f. .110 0 0 0 0 l'akcr, m. f. 5 12 4 4 0 0 I.Mieh. p 5 0 2 2 2 0 1 Meolle, lb 5 0 1 1 PJ 0 0 (ilnn,l. 1 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 booth, 2b I 0 0 0 1 -1 0 Trutt.c 10 2 18 0 3 Total AI.UINY. Iturus, 3l Dunlap. 21) Ilauliiu, 1. f Tlmmiw. o. f. Toblu, 11 Say, s, h Huran. r. f. 13 G II 1' 27 17 7 4 12 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 S 0 4 2 112 0 1 10 112 0 0 I 0 1 1 11 0 1 t 0 0 0 0 4 0 10 0 0 2 1 1 ivceiii'.n.c., 3 10 0 12 Critchley, p 3 o 0 0 0 .1 1 Total iit 1 "5 s 27 u "a hv iNMxns, ii It 4 B 0 7 S 0 .S'allonal 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0-6 Albany 2 0001100 0-4 llirncd runs Nationals, 3. Thruo-boso Jilt linker. Two-bass hit Troll. Doublo play McClelland, Ilooth.and Meycrlo. l'lrt bate uu euora National, 1: Albany, 3. Halls called On I.ynch.M; on Orltchlev. 76. flilkcscilled-On byueh.Oi Critchley, K, Wild pllch-l.yneh, Timo uf giiiiio Two hours. Umpire llr. Itobeit 1'orgusnn. Tho Albany club visits Biltlinoro to-day, and returning will phy the Nitloiials twain to morrow, tho gumo to couiiuouco at -It'JO o'clock instead of 3:30, u.i has been the custom ou Sat in days. OT.'tnrt GAMES. nuTFALO, N. Y July ill. IluflUIo, 7; Provi dence, 1. Cleveland, July 21, Troys, 2; Clevo lands, 0. Town Tulle, Has tho attention of tho Ileatth-Ofllccr of tho city boen called tn the couditlou of tho llsh-stalls In tlio Centra Maikct? If not, It better had, II'Dr. Towiislicud will glva the public an analvs'3 of the smells tint ex hale In that locality, some new dements of odorlfemusness may he discovered thut will add to tholaboutory of smell, If not of science, A census of tho number of unclls dutected has not yut been fiiinlshe.l, hut when iccolved the s imo will bo published. The Wiir is Jubilant over tho Citabltshmcnt of tlio Until of jtK story printed Tuesday ie guiding tho drawing of a JIS.fKW lottery iirlza by a Washington ui-in. Tho vei.iclty ot tho statement w.u brought into qucston by tho publication In TllK ItEPiniLic.VN of nu Inter view with thu lucky nun's wllo. Wednesday aftcruoon ths Stir touched the niattor very glugeily, evidently having llttlo fullli lu Its own story. Tun Ukpi'Iimuvn, in spirit of fullness, eontliried lis. Investigation, and tlio U11.1l establishment of thu truth of thu icpoit was duu to tho neiMistcucy of Tun Kepuuli ovsiepoitcis. Tho Star thereupon poc.Uoted nli the gloiy, had tho woil; done by other poo 11I0, and last ovoulug used up n cnlumu of spucu iu exult ition. ltlds for Dredging. Bids woro opened yesterday at tlio oflloa of the Dlstilct Commissioners for diodglug 70,000 cubic yiuds at tho II btieot outlet, and 50,000 cuble yards in tho .l.untu Creek Canal, Thoro woio only two blJ.leu, and tho lowest, Kianklln 11. Cotton, oflcrs to do tho wuik ut tits Bstieot outlot lor 7 0-10 cents per cuble yard, and 'ii cents per cubic yard for that lu tho James Ciook Cunal, Tho contract Mill bjarrurded to Utm, PLAN PROPOSED BY i ' ' 0. B. CHURCH, i .'. IHt IMPROVEMENT '"-' OF THE H'.hdOR OF WASHINGTON. ' Till: Till lilt 1HSTMCT. Another j:rfort to Agree Upon n Namo fur Stlimit Trustee. l'lUPtnut to a call for a meeting of tho col ored citizens of the tlilid school district to rec ommend a suitable person for school trustee, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resigna tion of Mr, Collins, quite a numbor of persons nscinblod atCaldeau Hall, but weio forced to occupy positions on tho bldewalk, as tbo Jani tor did not show up. After an hour and a half of waiting tho happy thought struck soma 009 to adjourn to tho Cosmopolitan Church, 0 strcot, between Now Joisoy nvcuue and Fiist stioot, aud a committee, consisting of Thomas Scott and L. Q. riclchor, was appointed to wait npju Itov. Mr. Cain, tho pastor, and get his consent. That was soon secured and tho party prococded thither. Mr. Atkinson called t'.io meeting to order and stated that this was tho third meeting culled for tho purposo of making lccommeud utions to thu District Commissioners for tbo appointment of u trustee. Mr. Marshall said, iu order to prevent room for complaint, as such may be tho case, cousiil oilug tho removal fiom thu hall to tho church, ho moved that the meeting ndjouru until to night ut eight o'clock. The meeting was bore Interrupted and Dr. Dawsau was appointed secictary, l'lococdiug, Mr. Maishall held to his motion, which was vlgoiously opposed nud lost. Mr. Hcibert ofloicd a long series of resolu tions, setting forth tho meilts of Mr. Cornish and recoiumeudiug him to tho Commissioners as a proper parson to bo appointed school trustee. Tho resolutions also ikcd for the nppolntment of a commlttco to present tho ac tion of tho meeting to tho Commissioners. Mr, Gaines submitted a sciles uf resolutions as n substitute fur Mr. Hot boil's resolutions, re questing tbo lotention of Henry Johnson as school tiusteo. They ulso asked tha appoint ment of a commltte; to present thu action of thoincetlngtnthoCuiumlssioncrs. Mr. dallies also submitted a letter fiom an ex-trustee, io commending Mr. Johnson lu tho highest tortus, A motion to lay thu substitute on tho table WM lost. Mr, Atkinson spoke In tho highest terms of Mr. Johnson's etllcleucy. He did not think It absolutely iiccesoary to liavo icpres;ututlou fiom any particulai district. Mr. Johnson is tho light ma 1 lu tho light place. Mr. Sliluer vigorously opposed tho appoint ment of Johnson uud put fmlh nu olaburuto at giimenl in suppuit of Mr. Cirulsli. A iong discussion ensued, which was finally sou led by adjourning until eight o'clock to night. Montgomery County Taxpayer. Tho tuxpayors of Moutgomciy Couuty, Md about 125 stioug, mot iu tho court-liousj ut Itockvlllo ycsteiday morning at ton o'clock and hu-iid tho report of tho committee ap pointed to doviso a plan to relievo them fiom burdensome taxation. Tho committee, through its chairman, Mr, Charles Abcrt, made a 1 cpoi t, which was adopted, iccltlug tho great tr.udouj of btato und county taxes, recommending a general 1 eduction In expends, and pioseutlug a strong aiguiueiit lu favor of local option. Tlio county piiiitlug has heretofore can ii.OM pur annum, and tho committee lecomuiuud that It ho ludticod to $."0J. They lecomiuend ulbo that tho nuinber of comniUsiuucis ho re duc.'d fiom live to thrco ; nud thut tho Judges of tho Clicuit Couit look Into tho expenses of Juiois, It Is ropr-'fentod that in 1S.13 tho Jury expenses wcro f 1,300, whllo In 137S, tor tho bnuio uumlier of Juiois, (1.0 11.23 win ex pended, Thoy rocoruincud also that tho sal ary ol thocloik of tho Clicuit Court be leduced Irum $1,000 to ?',',000, and the slioilll' receive only tnouty-dvo cents, Instead of fuity couU, per head per day for feeding pilsoncrs. The repnit also favored local option in all matters Involving iixpoudltiiro, Tho meeting elected u coiumlttcoof lll'leeii, with llr. Chailos Abcrt ns chairman, to attend the .Statu Tax Conven tion to ho held iu lUlllmoro on tho 13th of August, tui: vi:llow n:rr.ii. Tho l'lngiicStilckmi City. MEStPlllP, July 21. Fourteen now casos woro repotted to the botrd of health this morning and four adlltl011.1I this aflernoon Four deaths occurred last night aud one this morning, Wiltlo Taylor, at tlio corner of Hut uuudoaud Soutli streets. Tho authorities arc oxpeiionciiig great troublo lu finding nieaus of transportation to tho site which has beou select ed for the crcetlon'of ciuupi. Suporliitoudetit Moiis-trd, of the l'.iducah It illro id, refuses to furnish cars, fearing ludlgu intcltizjtis will de stroy tho traoks. There Is also 11 disposition of tho majority uf colored people against being forced to leavothucltyor be removed to camps. At a meeting held by thou last night retold tlous protesting against such u scheme wcro adopted. Five hundred left the city to-day, L'.'iO of whom took pasaago on tbo steamer Ouachita Ibllu fur St. Louis. Tho Howard As sociation havu about fifteen mines on duty. THE CASM AT MIH.SItSIPl-1 CITV. New Oulevns, July 21. Dr. Kllpatrlck, sanitary iu-pector of tho National Koird of Health, tolegraphel this iiftoinuou fiom Mis sissippi City thut the cases in tho Creel 1'auilly weic yellow fever. One died Hi live u. 111. A pott-moitcni examination ludicatcd yellow fever as the causa of death. A KEFUOEE DEAD IN CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, July 21. Joseph Hook, a Mem phis refugee, who artived hero 011 Saluiduy, died of yelluw fovor to-day. A .Suspicious Cue In New Votk, New Yoicic, July 21, A caso which Is vlowo.l with s.isplclou by the sanitary olllLeis as being probably one of yellow fevor was dls covciod in this city today. Chailcs Morrl, thlity-tluee years old, of F.iuuma, camo to this city yestoulay aud took rooms nt 2dil West strcot. This morn lug ho was found by tha polico lying exhausted 011 tho sidewalk near jits bo.iul lug haiisj, ovldetilly sulloiiug'fiom high fever. Au ambiilaneo wassumiuoiicduiid ho was taken to polico headquarter), when the sanitary inspector guva it us his opinion that tho tu.ui was sull'crlug fiuai nulailal fever. The ambulance suigcou coucuircd Iu this opin ion. It was slid, however, that tho ciso was ono which required closo watching at this tluio. 11 u 11 11 1 11 1. 1 j our it. ion. An Aged Couplo Attacked und tlio IVlfu Muidored for n lew Dollars. Jamestown, N. Y July 21. At Ion o'clock la.it night a fartnor ntinted James Ciosley re turned to his home, near Cotiownugo Station, fifteen miles fiom Jamestown. He missed tho light his wlTo itsu illy left burning lot him and heard a sluill whistle from the ticcs near hy, but paid 110 attention to It. He entered the hotiso by the unfastened kitchen dour, took oil' his coat and bouts, called hi) wife, and dun re ( elved a heavy blow on tho head, Ho fought and held to his assailant until ho was dragged to tho loidway, where ho lecelvnl another blow and Has shut tluough tho h and. Tho nsiull.tnls then tied. A ciy ol " Murdorl " btoiight neiglibji'.s, who, cnteilng tho hotiso, foiud Mis. Ciosluy lying In bed; piobably been duid half an hunt. Tho pillows wero stained with blood, and prints of lingers ou her ucok showed thut sho liad been choked to death to Pioveut u'.ai tiling othuts in the homo. A lit tle child In 11 trundle-heil lie ir its mother was not awakened. I'liv.ito papers weio ovoi h titled and n lovolvar and 11 snnll amount of money were catilod oil". Two men wcru ar rci'.od ou susplcl in, but have hecu relcu;d, The Ttnuliildgo Suicides. Cilio.vao, July 21, Tho corouor's Jury to day decided that 13IU ibot Ii mid Anna Ttow- bridge, who oommltted stilcldo at HyJo I'utk on Monday, wero of unsound mind at the ttuiu of their deceasu. Miss Nina Tiowbrl.lgo was dlschurgod from all complicity iu tho do.ith of Uor Bljtws, she being also lus.mo. Dcmticriitlc Conumliuinn Answered An Jl3t)CHt DciuocrHt Iluiiiidnd into Ills Oiavit Ifpon 1'hUo Clint jjr Tho JtclutlmiH of Gold itiul HlUer ' A lravip Qnolinn (hmi , . "" that of Currvncy Secretary Flierinaii's Speech ut l.cwltnn. I.F.WISTON, Me., July 21. This evening Secief.try Hhctman addressed an nuillcnco of D.OOO people, from all parts of Androscoggin Couuty. C. I. Barker picstded. It was ono of tho largest meetings ever held hero, hundreds being turned away. Mr. Sherman said : When I camo to Maine some doubt was ex pressed ks to bow the penplo would vnto this full. All my fears have beou dissipated by llio magnificent iiscmblles I liavo mot slnco my arrival in thoStato. List night, In Portland, I thought I had seen the finest nudtenco I had over beheld, nnd to-ulglit I see a largo assem blage of intelligent voters, nearly nil of whom will participate in tho election to occur in a short time, Und who take an Intctcst In public questions uud love to hear them fairly dis cussed. I liavo not a set speech to mako tu you to-ulght. On arriving In Portland I found a Demo cratic paper, sitd to bo tbo most influential Democratic paper In Maine, and It propounded to mo a great variety of questions. It looked to me like n set of Intorrogatorlcs propounded by somo clever lawyer to bother n wltuet-s. I looked over theso questions to And what It was tho people of Maine desired me to taik to thcta about. Jndgo my amazement tn flud twelvo of there questions related tu a dispute that had occurred in Congress during tho last ten years as to whether the bonds of tho United States should bo prlu led by a private bank-noto com pany or tho Bureau of 1'rltilltig. This barren toplo proposed to mo Mr. Frye roald havo told you ull about any day without importing ma fiom Ohio to do It. Hut twelvo oQltcsc questions rclatod to this very Important eulj ct. Tho bal nee, sixteen in number, related to what is called the Glover committee, a committee appointed by a Demo cratic House to exploio tho Treasury Depart ment to sco If anybody had stolen any money. Ho (Mr. Glover) came to the Treasury Depart ment, and every facility was given him to ox amino all tho recesses of that groat Depart ment. Ho was allowed experts to aid Mm In that work, nnd after It was all over ho did not fiLd that anybody had taken any money be longing to tho Unltid Stutcfl nf America, uud I am glad to say to toii that for thrco years not 0110 sluglo dollar of public money lias been lost or wasted from tho Treasury Department. Mr. Glover mado a leport. Hu did not find that anybody had stolen uuy mouoy, but ho found theie hud been somo irregularities from I Imo to time committed iu the Department several ycais ago. They found one honest, fulr-tuiud-cd man Dr. I.ltidemuuii and ho a Democrat, and they hounded him luto Ids grave upon what I honestly bcllcvo was n false uud un founded charge. Thu leport was luuilo to a Democtatic House, and, though somo Demo crats weio drawn Into tho mcshis, the Houso decided thut It was not wmth the cost uf print ing. All theso questions that it was desired that I should speak about were rijtctcd by a Democratic House aud a Democratic commit tee. After exposing tho fallacy of the Greenback dogmas, Sir. Sherman briefly summed up the good results of rcsuiuptiou, and eloid as fol lows ; Thoro nro battles of tho futuro which nflVct your speech and your honor more than all tho money questions that I could discuss. Thcru are questions of tho linmrdlatc futuro that rio above money and bonds, nbuvo prop city and profit. Theto is the safety und su luemacy of tho Nutloiiul Guvcinmeut, which Is again called into dUpute by tho very men who waged tho war against us for fuur years; fur doctilncs which picccded civil war; thu vciy doctrine ufSUUi itighls, which led tu war and caused tho (org of blood aud ticasuio to tin extent for which there Is no parallel. They aio again coming up for discussion und decision. You cannot avoid thorn. Au honest Grccnbacker to-day told me that whllo ho hud somu doubts on tho gtceuhack question, lie bud become alarmed at tho danger of tho Southern question. I tell you it is upon us. ThoSolld South Is tiiiidesolid by tenor and violence. I cannot describe or depict thu condition of the four or live million human beings wo ciuaucipatid, who 1110 now held lu such terror and vloleuco tint they ate practically dcpilvcd of tho clcctlvo fuu cliise. All that the Solid South wants is a few people in tho Notth, nn any kiud of 1111 Issue, to net with thi-m, and then through their cau cus thoy ran rulo and govern this country, as thoy tiled to tluoiigh tho civil war. Thu Im puitKtit question of tlio futuro was tl.c question of Southern domination. Mr. Sherman concluded by making an appeal to tlio voters of Mulno to rally around tho old party tiu: ir.iNH.voro.v iita,m: Tlio I'fvo .Million l'lahery Pilichaso. Gi ouCESTEit, Mass., July 21. Tho Glouces ter flshcinicu uie very Indignant ut tho Inter feieuce with their rights uiidir the Washing ton treaty by the Inhabitants of C.ipu Ilietnn hy tefu-lng to allow frjuld to bo caught In Ibelr waters. Tuese squid uie nowlol for bait by the hank licet, and the conduct of tho peo ple iu thut section, and their tbtcats to cut up tho seines of Amci lean fishermen, it is held by the fishermen should hu called t-i a (trict c- count by the aiithuiltlca at Washington, MTTIXU Hill. I,. Stnilos of IlUm tlui-s Iloubled In Caiuidii, Orrwv, 0r., July 21. With rofetvnco Io reports f 1 0111 Ameilcau suirces that Sitting Hull's baud Is on tho war-path, tho Depart nu ut uf tho Iuteilor does not cm! It any Ill inois. Ileccut udders item tho Northwest say liutt Sitting Hull nud his men aro peace ably Inclined. Their rolatliiiis with tha mounted police wete never inoin satisfactory. It Is believed here that (loiicntl Miles his been inUled by (ruler nud scouts, who arj always nuxloiis fui a fl-tbt. All Is quiet within Cana dian tenitory. A roreitiiiu 3!uritii'tt by it Doper.iilo. Ni.w YottK, July 21. Mlchnel llnliinder, a foreman In tbo intidy fuetoiy of SI.iufoii (i Co, comer of Now Chinch and D.y stifcts. wus (t.iliKd to tho lie.n t and instantly ktiltd by tin Italian, whuiii he hud discharged a few days ugo. Tho inuidercr tied up llio strcot. blandishing his weapon, 11 I ngo bukhei Knife, tlilpplug with b'.oil. I'low-lj fallowed, and soveral pollciMiieu joined lu llio chase. Ofilcer I.iiiidilgnu attempted to finest tho fugitive, but ho utudo u dcpeiatu attail: 011 tho bilker, and not until atheis eauin to tho rcscuo could ho be ovurpouorod and taken, 1 ,. 1 Tim liuco Itutnc-Bit limits nud Uopi'Tut. Cnicoo, July 21. Iu tho raco between Ilirui and Hopeful for a purse of itf.OOO, $2,7.r0 to tho wliiuct and Iho balance to Ilia lotor, Uarus 1111:1 In threo slialglit licits. Time, 2:171, S-.'l, 2.1S. , . an ij ' New Ymk Iteputille.in Cnnvoiillnn. Nt.w Yoiik, July 21 Thu Iiiipublluiii Kluto Coniinlttee met to-div.it tlio Filth Aveniio Hotel ituddorldul tn liuld th State conven tion at Stia'egiou thu 111 of Septeiubor, - VIe,niln lliiuiuariits, Milwaukee, Wis, July 21, Tho Demo cratic State cwuvcutiou will meet at Miullaun August U.