Issue 22 and Volume 26.

WESTERN WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION (Specially reported for FIRS AND WATKR.) MEMPHIS, TENN., November 17, 1899. AFTER a successful convention here, at which about 600 delegates were present the Western Waterways association has adjourned. The convention is composed of representative men who are bent on equipping the Western waters so that transportation may be made easy, and freight rates will thereby be cheapened. The delegates represent prominent citizens from almost every walk of life. It is a thoroughly representative gathering, composed of intelligent, thinking citizens. The convention, which assembled in the Auditorium, was opened with prayer by Kev. Dr. Davenport, of this city, and E. J. Carrington was temporary chairman. The address of welcome was delivered by Senator Thomas B. Turley, who laid great stress on the necessity for preserving and developing the great waterways of the West. Congressman E. W. Carmack briefly followed with a few more words of welcome Senator…

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