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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1807.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR
A DOOMED CITY.
CHICAGO DES TR 1 TED BT FIRE.
Ten Thousand Houses Burned - The
Great City In Ashes-An Appeal for
Food-All the Public buildings Burn,
ed to the Ground.
(By Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Company.)
NEW YORK, October 9 -12 M.
The most destructive fire ever known on
this continent Is now raging In Chicago.
The tirebroke out at ll o'clock on Saturday
night, and was extinguished after half a mil
lion dollars' worth of property had been con
sumed. The immense grain elevator of Nelson
& Co. was saved. But at 9 o'clock Sunday
night another fire oroke out in the western
district, two miles distant from the court?
house. This fire spread with fearful rapidity.
Whole blocks of buildings (twenty in all) were
consumed. The wind was blowing freely
iron: the saith, and burning brands, flying
ofer the doomed city, threatened a total de?
struction. The immense lumber-yard with the
ireight depots next caught fire, and these ad?
ded to the fury of the conflagration.
At this time the fire is still raging, and is
wholly beyond the control of the firemen, who
are completely exhausted. The fire swept
?over the city. All the telegraph offices, Sher?
man's Bridge, the courthouse, the Fremont
.House, the board of trade rooms, the postof
flce are destroyed. The business part of the
-olly is levelled to the ground. From North
aid Canal and to the lak-i the city is a heap
of blazing ruins. There ls no more water.
The loss is estimated at five hundred millions
[From the Associated Press J
WASHINGTON, October 9-12 M.
The whole of Chicago is threatened with de?
struction. Thirty-four blocks are already
burred. The mayor of Chicago has sent a
message to the mayor of St. LOU'.J, asking for
food ?or the sufferers. The mayor says the
city ls in ashes, and the water works are burn?
ed to the ground. At latest accounts the Are
was spreading in a southerly direction. The
superintendent ot the Alabama Railroad tele?
graphs that the dre has reached Wabash ave?
nue (in the sou thea?ternquar ter di the city.and
immediately upon the lake, and ls still ad?
vancing. K is location ls three miles south of
Wabash avenue, and he expresses the opinion
that the fire will reach him before night.
A dispatch from Chicago dated 10 A. M. to?
day says that the entire business portion of the
city is destroyed. Among the buildings hum?
eadown are all the banks, all the express and
telegraph offices, all the newspaper offices ex?
cept that of the Tribune, and six elevators.
There ls no water In the city. Not less than
ten thousand buildings nave been destroyed,
the conflagration spreading over an area of
Ave miles. The fire ls still raging, and the
wind ls blowing a gale. It will be almost im?
possible to get any trustworthy details for
some time, as there Is only one telegraph line
working, which only reaches to the suburbs.
Hr. Wilson, the superintendant at the
Chicago telegraph office, telegraphs that
every banking house and railroad depot in the
.city ls burned. He is trying to get an office
^established, but the fire Is corning down
Wabash avenue, and he expects to ce burned
out before night.
The Fire Raging at Noon-Action of |
WASHINGTON, October 9-2 P. M.
At noon the Chicago fire was raging with
unabated fury. President Grant has tele?
graphed the commanding general at Chicago
to Issue rations and clothing to the sufferers.
Ii the supply there is insufficient, St. Louis is
to be called on.
The Latest-Appalling Proportions ot
NEW YORK, October 9.
A report just received says the fire is burn- J
.lng as far south as Harrison street, and as far
north as Chicago avenue, and badly on the
"The mayor of Cincinnati telegraphed the
mayor of Chicago tendering him the fire de?
partment and provisions. Many houses have
been blown up to stem the conflagration, with?
out effect. A mass meeting ls being held In
Columbus, Ohio, Governor Hayes presiding,
fox the relief or Chicago.
The Crosby Opera House ls destroyed. Loss
now estimated at fifty millions. The Palmer J
House ls burned. The chief engineer of Cin?
cinnati, with three engines and. hose, has
started for Chicago.
ENGLEWOOD, TEN MILES FROM CHICAGO, /
MONDAY, ll o'clock A. M. j
Half of the city Is destroyed, and the flames
continue almost unopposed. The gas works
and courthouse have been destroyed; all the
heavy business houses are burned, and a hun?
dred atid fifty thousand people are houseless.
Fabulous prices are paid for vehicles to carry
valuables ?rem danger. The bridges hav? been
destroyed. The loss of life is unknown, but
the streets are filled with people looking for
the lost. Madison, Marker, Clinton, Jefferson,
Buffalo and Griswold streets are in ruins, and
both sides of the Chicago River are a mass of |
4|(ins. All efforts to save the courthouse and
gas works were futile. Thirty or forty vessels
are burning now, and many have been de- j
stroyed. Every man In the city is called on to |
do duty. Nearly every bridge over the Chi?
cago River is burned. All ls terror.
LATER.-The fire In Chicago ls at last under
control. Three-quarters of the city lying nona.
Of the river ls In rains.
* CHICAGO, October 9-5 P. M.
The entire business portion of the city north
ol Twelfth street, on all sides of the river and
Drenches, has been destroyed. Every prlntlng
office, hotel and railroad depot are burned,
and the whole north side is reported to be de?
A large district is still burning on the weat
side, north of Twelfth street.
The fire has been stayed at Harrison street.
From thence to Division street, and from the
river to the lake, an area of four mlle8 long
and one wide, ls all swept off. The wind is
blowing a gale from the southeast, and a
change to the north ls almost sure to sweep
the entire residence district south of Twelith
The water works are still all right; but the
water has been shut off from the south to sup?
ply the demand on the north. Thousands are
leaving the city by every available means, and
great hunger and suffering are inevitable.
Every city and town offers assistance. Buffalo
subscribes one hundred thousand dollars, Cin?
cinnati two hundred thousand, and St. Louis
seventy-five thousand. In reply the mayor
asks lor cooked food for the suffering. Fire?
men from other cities are en route to Chicago.
j-Great credit ls given to the telegraph superin?
tendents for what they have done in getting
communication from the doomed city.
The Very k.atest.
WASHINGTON, October 9.
The conflagration progresses. Assistance ls
going from all directions. The railroads carry
provisions on fast trains free ol charge.
A SECOND GREAT FIRE IN THE WEST.
NEW YORK. October 9.
A large fire has broken out in Detroit, Mich-,
Proceedings of tbe State Educational
[From the Columbia Cnlon.]
The State board met on Friday, State Super?
intendent J. K. Jlllson presiding.
The commit-"es reported on "the following
On the supply of teachers It was reported
that the Insufficient pav of teachers kept many
competent persons from devoting themselves
to this sphere of usefulness; another matter
referred to in the report was the want of suita?
ble school houses.
It was recommended that State normal
schools be at once established, that teachers
might be furnished is the future. It was re?
commended that during the Interval of the or?
ganizing of normal schools, a teachers' associ
tion be established in each school district, to
meet monthly-the teachers in the respective
districts being required to attend the same or
forfeit their positions. It was further recom?
mended thar the trustees in the several dis?
tricts give their attention to the securing of
proper sites lor school houses, and to Induce
the citizens to build proper and comfortable
school houses thereon. Further recommenda?
tions were made and discussed, and all were
adopted with the report.
The committee on school funds recommen?
ded that the Legislature set apart not less than
$200,000 tor educational purposes. They also
recommend a strict collection of the poll tax
In all the counties. Also, recommend that the
next Legislature be memorialized by a commit?
tee appointed tor that purpose, setting forth
past and present grievances, as an educational
board. The report was adopted.
Other committees were allowed till the next
annual meeting to make their reports.
ALL ABOUT TBE STATE.
-The telegraph line to Abbeville ls com?
-Captain J. S. Brown has consented to
serve another term as intendant ot Barnwell.
-Six hundred and thirty-one bales of-cotton
have been shipped from Blackville so fir this
season, seventy-eight bales having been sent
off on Saturday last.
-The courthouse at Blackville ls about com
Eleted. Cheap but neat looking wooden steps J
ave been erected in front of the bul.ding,
leading to the second story.
-A new postofflce hos been established at
Walker's Mills, pine miles northeast of Aiken,
and Miss M. A. Walker appointed postmistress.
She will shortly enter upon, the discharge of |
-It is reported that Greenville desires the
company shops of the Greenville and Colum?
bia Railroad, nc v located at Helena, to be
moved to that city, and to this end have made
some very liberal offers.
-We are informed that the location of the
Air Line Railroad, from Gainesville to the
T?galo River, has been definitely settled, and
that the cros?'ng of the river ls at Jarrett's
Bridge. This would seem to Indicate that
Walhalla will be placed upon the route.
-The plank kiln of Mr. Jonn Kaufmann, of
Walhalla, containing about seven thousand
leet ot lumber, was entirely consumed by fire
last week. The loss ls estimated at one hun?
dred and fifty dollars. This is the third kiln
which Mr. Kautmann hos lost by fire in the
last twelve months.
-Judge Orr has ganted permission for the
Institution ol'proceedings against the Air Line
Railroad Company In South Carolina to forfeit
their charter for various reasons, but princi?
pally for t it lr persistent refjsal to locate their
road to some point on the Savann ah River by
-A public meeting was held at LaurenBvllle
last Monday, when the following committee
was appointed to represent the county at the
Railroad Convention to be held lu Columbia in
November: Hon. W. D. Simpson, Colonel R.
P. Todd, Captain H. L. McGowan, Dr. 8. M.
Hunter and Colonel J. W. Watts.
THE REAL ESTATE HARKET-LAND
SALES ON OCTOBER 9.
One tract of land, containing 168 acres, was
?old for $1380: one house and lot, containing
16 acres, at Martin's Depot, for $1425; one lot
at Martin's Depot, containing 8 acres, for $225.
Sales made by the sheriff.
The Times says : "The following property
was sold by the sheriff on Monday, viz : 180
acres of land at $200; 210 acres at $250; 127
acres at $U05; 156 acres at $100; one-fourth In?
terest in 1045 acres at $150; an Interest,
amount not known,tn 688 acres at $10; 101 acres j
at $1000. The low price at which some of the
land sold was, we suppose, the result of an
understanding between the parties."
The following property was sold by the
sheriff, at Blackville, on last Monday: One
tract of land of 650 acres, levied upon as the
EropertyofE. J. Black at the suit nfff. P.
unbar, purchased by W. P. Dunbar for $2000;
one tract of land of 100 acres, levied upon as
the property of Stephen Movers at the suit of |
Jacob Foreman, purchased by Jacob Foreman
lor $51; also one horse levied upon as the
Broperty of E. J. Black at the suit of W. P.
unbar, purchased by the latter lor $130.
The Intelligencer cays : "The unusual
amount of real estate offered by the sheriff |
attracted a large- crowd of persons, and good
prices were obtained, as will be Been by the
annexed report of the bids : Estate of James
Cox, deceased-tract No. 1, containing one
hundred and forty-eight acres, $1000; tract No.
2, containing three hundred and twenty acres,
$1080. Estate of George Manning, deceased,
one tract of land, one hundred and twenty
six acres, $330. The above sales were made
by order of the Probate Court, and those
which follow were under execution and levy
by the sheriff. Eighty-six acres, levied on as
the property of M. W. Wallace, brought $310;
one hundred and seventy-five acres, under an
agreement ot the Judgment creditors of Reu?
ben Richey, was sold partly on a credit, and
brought $1960; one hundred and sixteen acres,
under foreclosure of mortgage, belonging to
Allen Cothran, $300; three Hundred and twen?
ty-seven acres, under foreclosure of mortgage,
belonging lo Wm. H. and Lawrence Mulllkln,
$1825. These prices Indicate that real estate
is in better demand than for some time past."
AN EARTHQUAKE IN JERSET.
NEW YORK, October 9.
An earthquake In New Jersey is reported.
A MURDER IN RICHMOND.
" . " RICHMOND, October 9.
Martin Alley shot, and Instantly killed, Rob?
ert Petteway last evening. The difficulty
originated in family mattere, In which Pette
way's wife is said to have been talking about
Alley and a woman with whom he had been
living. Alley went to Petteway's house for
satisfaction, where a quarrel ensued, and
Petteway struck Alley in the lace. The latter
drew a pistol and fired at Petteway three
ames, one shot taking effect in his heart. Al?
ley has been an engineer on the Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad for many years, and Patte
way was a carpenter. Both have famlllee.
The murderer has been arrested.
SPARKS FROH TUE WIRES.
-Evans, the alleged defaulting agent for
the Pennsylvania war claims, has been sent
home under arrest.
-The Indians made no attempt to stop the
surveys of the North Pacific Railroad beyond
burning the prairies.
-The State constables in Worcester, Mass.,
are seizing the liquor, and a conflict between
them anti the Federal authorities ls immi?
-A riot occurred yesterday In Philadelphia
between the whites and blacks, during which
shots were fired, bricks tbrowu and several
persons hurt. Seven colored men have been
GLIMPSES OF GOTHAM.
DEMOCRATIC STATE SOSUXATIOXS.
Dissatisfaction with the Ticket-Apa?
thy Among Voters-Horace Greeley
Whitewashing the Ring-Heavy Bu
siness Season-The Glories of Central
Park-A Ride on Rail Through the
Air-The Future of the New York Ele?
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORK, October 1
The State ticket, nominated by the Demo?
cratic Convention at Rochester, gives some
dissatistaction. It is respectable, but not
strong. At this important Juncture a popular
and well known name should have been put
at the head. On the contrary, that of Dledrlch
Willer?, Jr., appears. Mr. Willera is not a
German, as his name would indicate, buta na?
tive of the interior of the State. He is proba?
bly of German descent. He ls hardly known
outside ol* his native town and the State capi?
tal building, in which he holds the position of
deputy to the present secretary ot State.
Doubtless he is an efficient public officer, but be
adds not a particle ot strength to the ticket.
The other candidates are all renomination?.
It ls some satisfaction that the Republican
State ticket is even weaker than ours. Mr.
Scribner, who opposes Mr. Willers for secre?
tary of State, has aUo only a local reputation.
The best political experts predict that only a
light vote will be polled in this State in No?
vember. Hosts of Republicans are disgusted
with the squabbles between the Conk li og and
Fenton factions in their party, and perhaps as
many Democrats are lukewarm on account of i
the New York City troubles. Few of these
will bother themselves to go to the polls, said
a Democrat to me. "What Inducement have I
to vote this tall ? I cannot vote for a Republi?
can. In my district the two Democratic can?
didates for* S'.ate seuator are Bradley and
Jimmy O'Brien. The former is a notorious
member ol the Ting,' and brother-in-law to
one of its magnates; the other ls one ol the
most unscrupulous lillie rascals ia New York
-an euemy of the 'ring,' solely because the
.Ting" refused lo pay his fraudulent claim on
the city lor $200,000." Probably this Demo?
crat will be sufficiently aroused to his duly by
election day to go io the polls and vote for the
State ticket, but any one can see he ls dis?
heartened. Decent Republicans are in the
same box. The local machinery of their party
is in the bands ol a man quite as corrupt and
unscrupulous as Tweed. Tom Murphy lords
the city, and aH the regular nominations are
such as the customhouse thieves have manipu?
81nce Ihe World deserted Tammany that or?
ganization has bad but one thick and thin
daily organ in the city-the Star-a little two
cent paper published by Jo. Howard, (a protege
ot Henry Ward Beecher's ) Yesterday the
Star addressed a series of questions to Horace
Greeley, (Who has just returned from his po?
litico-agricultural tour through the Northwest,)
the purpose of which was to get an honest ex
?resslon ot' the philosopher's onlnlons ot Hall,
weed, Sweeny and Hilton, the request was
coupled with such an extravagant eulogy ol
Mr. Greeley's character that the old gentle?
man's vanity was loucned, and this morning
he published the entire article, puffery and all,
In the Tribune, with a candid response. With
those who know how the members of the city
government have been abused, this declara?
tion by a leading Republican opponent has
created no little astonishment. As to the
charges against Mayor Hall, Mr. Greeley pro?
nounces them "not proven." Of Mr. Sweeny's
dishonesty he has yet had "no evidence." If
Judge Hilton has stolen anything Mr. Greeley
will be 1 not only surprised but sorely griev?
ed." Tweed alone, of the four accused, does
he suspect of corruption, and that suspicion ls
based wholly on the "BossV rapidly acquired
wealth, which Mr. Greeley estimates at from
fifteen to twenty millions of dollars. Tire re?
spondent adds that these answers are precisely
such as he would give "upon oath on his death?
bed," than which nothing more emphatic could
be said. This ls the best piece of whitewash?
ing work the ring has yet been favored with.
New York has Just passed through the
largest fall business known In its history. I
believe lt ls conceded on all sides that never
before were so many goods sold and shipped
South and West. The trade ls still brisk,
though the rush ls over. Our hotels are yet
crowded with Southern visitors who have
been North on pleasure bent, and are linger?
ing a lew days before taking their homeward
flight. To such Central Park now offers unu?
sual attractions. The season ls that in which
(.he Park appears to the best advantage. The
leaves of the trees are Just turning, and the
tourist has before him a beautiful arrangement,
by nature, of all the autumnal hues. Anyone
who hos seen the Park belore, would be Bur
prised to observe tbe Improvements made by
the commissioners since bis last visit, Bot the
leas! among them being some of the results of
McS-rceny's late inspection of the great parks
ot eli rope. The upper area is being laid out
and adorned quite as elaborately as that part
more familiar to the public.
Among the recent additions are an obser?
vatory tower and a dalry, where everjbody
can buy a glass of pure, rich milk, drawn from
the Park cows. On a green lawn, a large
flock of sheep may be seen grazin ir. It ls com?
posed of the finest Imported breeds, and is
kept for stock purposes. The broad, level
Mall, thronged with pedestrians; the Drive
with hundreds of dashing equipages; the Lake
covered with swans and ducks and pleasure
boats; the children's playground, with swines
and wooden horses; the Zoological Gardens
filled with live beusts and birds from the four
?uarters of the globe; the Deer Paddock; the
aslno, where refreshments are served; the
Croquet Lawn; the Cave; the Terrace; the
Ramble; the Maze; the Belvidere, and the
Evergreen Walk, ure really but a lew of the
manifold attractions of the Park, and to these
must be added the flowers and rare plants,
the shady rural nooks and long smooth walks,
the statuary, idealistic or of great men; the
rustic and artistic bridges, and the many pic
turesque public buildings. When one remem
berelhat the Park ls yet lu Its teens, and that
it needs age lo lake away Us rawness, as well
as to complete the great pians maturing in Hie
brains of the commissioners, a vision of its
future magnificence may be conceived.
Another great local work ls about to be
pushed to completion. Perhaps but a few vis?
itors io Ibe city know that a railroad through
Ihe air conveys passengers dally from Dey
street to Ihe Hudson River Railroad depot, a
distance of three miles. I have lound many
New Yorkers who were unaware of its exist?
ence. The elevated road has but one track
yet. It ls laid on iron pillan as high as the
second stories ol houses>on the route, and ex?
tends from the Battery to Thirtieth street,
alona Greenwich street and Ninth avenue.
Through traine are run at present only from
Dey street to the depot. The elevated road
was an experiment from the beginning. The
projectors put a large amount of money into
it, and that has been frittered away in at?
tempts lo make the thing go. The original
means of propulsion were the stationary en?
gine and Ihe endless chain. Alter a long trial
these were abandoned for the old-fashioned
The enterprise hos languished lor want of
more funds. Many of the stockholders aban?
doned it in despair, and last Thursday it was
sold at public auction to satisly the claims of
the mortgagees for $750,000, about a filth of its
cost. The mortgagees were the purchasers,
and announced their intention to complete the
road Immediately, building a second track and
extending both to Harlem"River. The running
of trains for the past year was not for Drofit,
bul to familiarize the public with the novelty
ol riding in the air. lt takes a little courage
for the constitutional.y timid to uiuke the trip
for the first time. There ls a very nai ural ap?
prehension that the cars|may|run offtlie '.rack,
and a tumble Into the street below may pro?
duce the worse kind of emash. But the road
managers declare that a patent arrangement
makes lt absolutely Impossible for a train to
get off, and that the danger of accident is very
much less than on surface roads. Be that as
lt may, the ferial ride is a 6eusation thal ought
not to be missed. It is decidedly amusing to
travel through crowded slreete, looking down
upon the Jam ot horses and vehicles below,
and into ihe second story domeslic affaire of
the people whose house? you pass. NYM.
-English Universities are now thr wn open
}? *Aand recently, lor the first lime since
their Institution, the degree of mastei or arts
has been conferred upon a Roman Catholic
and a Jew,
THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION-CON
SECR AXION OF BISHOP HOWE.
Two bishop? have been appointed to prepar
a book of common prayer in the Spanish
language. Quite an excited discussion took
place over Mr. Cralk's sermon. Several mern
hers made personal explanations.
The Rev. Wm. Bell Wh.te Howe was conse
crated assistant bishop of South Carolina. Thi
sermon was preached by the Lord Bishop
GLOOMY CROP REPORXS.
Trustworthy Informitlon from tb?
Cotton States-Y TVT?-thirds Crop th?
The committee on inforcation and statistics
sub a mi it ed their report, up to the close
September, to the New Orleans Cotton Ex
change on the 1st instant. In introducing their
report Ihev say:
Our correspondents a*e comprised mainly
planters and merchantswho have been recom
mended to us for their amiability and standing
In their several sections, and who are pre?
sumed to have the best ?pportunltles for ascer?
taining the actual condrlon of the crops. The
Impression upon our milds, after a careful ex
amination of their letter?, Cs that they have
been actuated solely bj aa honorable desire
to impart correct lnfornation.
Our Mississippi correipondence dates from
the 5th to the 27th of teptember, comprising
letters from a large nunber of counties. The
condition of the crop, vilh a few exceptions
ls not good. Unfavonble weather has been
general, causing sheddng of forms, and too
rapid opening of bolls In some Instances
picking commenced etrlier than last year
though the average is furn two to three weeks
later; exceptional coses being reported lour
weeks later. From miny sections we have
complaints of much lijory by boll worms
Army worms are reported over a great part
the State, but have onl; lessened the yield in
a lew counties. The av;rage of the estimates
which are based upon : comparison with last
season, is that one-hai lo two-thirds of the
quantity per acre ma- be gathered. Tele
graphic advices from fackson. Miss., under
date ol 2Dth ult., reoorttwo slight frosts.
The weather since Aurust 15 has been gene?
rally less favorable, thotgh in some parishes
has been good. On Hu whole, the condition
of the crop throughout Die Slate ls unpromls
lng. Picking commenced earlier In some sec
lions, and as much is four weeks later In
others; but the av?ra* statements indicate
two to three weeks lier than last season
The average yield per ave, as compared with
last year, ls generally es I mated at one-half to
five-eighths, with a favorable picking season
Both ooll worms and arny worms are report
ed In nearly every parlsl, and the injury done
by the former is estlnated as very serious
greater even than that dine by the caterpillar
If we except the par?tes of Natchitoches
Rapides, Concordia, Tersas, A voyelles. Point
Coupee, and St. Landry, where the latterare
reported to have very materially curtailed the
The number of reports from this State con
Unites to be limited. Tht weather is repre?
sented as less favorable nan lost season, and
the condition ol the cop as unpromising
From the southeastern ard western sections
we have complaints of rust, which has, In
some place?, done more damage than the boll
worm or caterpillar; the injury from the two
latter being slight. Estimates of the yield per
acre, os compared with last year, range from
one-half lo three-fourfbi, most statements
leaning toward the inside figure. Picking
generally commenced ten days to two weeks
later, though In some places fully as early aa
last season. On the uplands lu Bibb, Ferry
Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox Counties, the
crop ls expected to be all gathered between
October 15 and November 1, the cotton having
opened rapidly, owing to th? drought.
The weather has been generally less favora?
ble to the growing crop since August 15. The
drought which has prevailed lo Texas seems to
have extended Into the Southern portion of
Arkansas, injuring the plant on the uplands,
and while its condition is promising in the
north, northeast, and centre ol the State, the
northwestern, southeastern and southwestern
counties have suffered from drought, causing
the plant to mature too rapidly for its good
Estimates or the yield vary materially, but
large majority of reports give on average of
five-eighths to three-Court hs of a crop as com
pared with last year. The worms are reported
In a lew counties ot the State, but no serious
damage has been done by them or ls appre
Our advlcea still report the weather in this
State as unlavorable, owing to the continu
ance of severe drought, which has greatly in
Jured the condition of ihe plant. The average
estimates of our correspondents Indicate a re
ductlon la the probable yield per acre, as com
pared with last year, of one-half. The worms
have made their appearance In a few counties
but no damage has been sustained from that
source, and none ls teared. The picking la
much earlier than last year, and In some coun
iles is Bald lo be nearly finished.
The following is ihe substance of a report
from a correspondent In Memphis, dated Sep?
tember 26th: "The crop Is opening rapidly,
and in a great many bill places ls entirely
open. A very fine July crop was made, and
we believe, up to the 15th of August the pros?
pect was as fine as could be wished. A severe
and protracted drought set In about the 10th
of August, whlcn caused all thc forms and
young bolls to tall ofT the top of the stalks, ex?
cept In moist lands, wbero lue prospect ls still
good (with alair fall) for picking of a full
average crop." The weather from August
10th io the commencement of the picking sea?
son was too dry lor the forms to make. Since
the latter period, with ihe exception of the
storm on the 14lh and 15th of September, the
weather has been very favorable, and planters
are fully employed. The picking commenced
ten to fifteen days earlier than last year.
No worms that we can hear orin WeBt Ten?
nessee. The rust did a good deal ol damage.
The probable yield is estimated twenty-five to
thirty-three per cent, less than last year, and
if we gave full credence to bad reports, we
should say the outside estimate of damage
would be inside the result.
Our reports from Georgia are principally
from the middle and southwest. The weather
Is ?ald to have been generally less favorable;
storms swept over a considerable portion of
the Stale during September, doing much Inju?
ry wherever they extended. We have re?
ports of both army worms and boll worms ia
theBecllonsatjve mentioned. Neither have
done much Injury, though one correspondent
mentions considerable damage by the latter.
The probable yield, compared with last year,
is variously estimated at one-half to three
XBE DEFAULTER HODGE.
WASHINGTON, October 9.
The President has approved so much of the
sentence of the court-martial as sends Major
Hodge to the penitentiary with hard labor for
That part ot the sentence ol Paymaster
Hodge for Imprisonment until the detalcatlon
is reiunded, alter ten years' hard labor, has
been disapproved, Inasmuch as lt ia equivalent
to Imprisonment for life.
THE OLD WORLD S NEWS.
LONDON, October 9.
Chevalier Nigra succeeds Cadorna as Ital?
ian minister at the Court ol St. James.
VERSAILLES, October 9.
The report of the appointment of D'Lhuys
as minister to Austria ls premaiure.
The Bonapartes have been successful in
central France. The Due D'Aumale waB
elected from Clermont, and Gambetta defeat?
ed. The elections were quiet.
Herr Van Arnem has been called to Ber?
lin for consultation regarding France.
THE TEXAS ELECTIONS.
The Democracy Sweep the State.
A?STT??, TEXIS, October 8.
To the Hon. Samuel J. Randall, Chairman
"Victory ! The Democrats carry every Con?
gressional district. Our majority will probably
be thirty thousand."
(Signed) A. g. WALKER,
Chairman Democratic State
DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN SA TARRAH.
Half the Colored Citlxena Vote Against
the Radical Ticket.
[SPECIAL TKLEORAM TO THE NEWS ]
(By the Southern aod Atlantic Line.)
SAVANNAH, October 9.
The Municipal election to-day passed off
quietly. The Democratic ticket ls elected by
a large majority. Half of the negroes voted
that ticket. It is generally conceded that the
Hon. John Screven is elected Mayor by over
two thousand majority.
The Election-Pr?parations for the
SAVANNAH, October 0-Evening.
The municipal election passed off quletlj.
The Democratic ticket, with Colonel John
Screven for mayor, is elected by over two
thousand majority. Over one half ol the ne?
groes are supposed to have voted the Demo?
The preparations for the Fair of the Indus?
trial Association of Georgia, which ls to be
held here en the 21st of November, are pro?
gressing rapidly. The Jockey Club propose to
have races lor three days Immediately after.
The track will be in splendid condition.
THE IF EATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON. October 9.
The barometer will probably fall more rapid?
ly on Tuesday in the Middle and Eastern
States, with partially cloudy and smoky
weather; easterly winds with cloud and possi?
bly rain on tbe south Atlantic and Gull coast,
and southwesterly winds with cloudy weather
on the lower lakes. The cold weather north
ot Kansas will probably extend to Lake Mich?
igan, with easterly winds and possibly light
Yesterday'* Weather Iteuorts of thc
Signal Service, V. S. A.-4.47 P. M.'
B?rralo. N. Y-|29.9?I
Key West, Fla.. 30.01
Knoxville, Tenn. 30.13
Lake City. Fla.. 30.19
Memphis, Tenn.. 30.00
Sew London, Ct. 30.29
New orleans.... so.oe
Oswego, N. Y.... 23.99
Portland, Me.... 30.14
Rochester, N. Y. 29.98
St. Louis. 29.79
wiimlngton.N C. 30.29
Mt. Washington. 30.28
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^NOTICE TO PLANTERS.-IN
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pared at Rlkersvllle by the Pacific Guan j Com?
pany, under the personal supervision of Dr. ST.
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pm* A DISEASED STATE OF THE
BLOOD ls the prime cause or many very trouble?
some complaints. Skin Diseases, Mercurial Aflec
tloas, Scrofula, Scurvy and Goitre are but a few
of the many disorders arising from the depraved
condition of the vital fluid. For diseases of this
class JAYNE'S ALTERATIVE ls a reliable cura?
tive; by entering Into the circulation, it thor?
oughly purines the blood, and removes any mor?
bid tendency to disease which may exist in the
system; lt, at the same time, sustains the strength
of the patient, and imparts vigor to the whole
physical structure. To be satisfied or Its efficacy,
read the testimony of those who have been radi?
cally cared by lt, given at length in Jayne's Al?
manac. Sold by all Druggists. GOODRICH,
WISEMAN A CO., wholesalejagents.
JJONEY ! HONEY ! HONEY !
Fine New Country HONEY, 0 be had In quanti
ties to snit purchasers, or DR. H. BA ER,
may26_No.l 31 Meeting street
IJIHE UNIVERSITY MEDICINES,
PREPARED BT THB
NEW YORK MEDICAL UNIVERSITY.
COMPOUND FLUID EXTRACT OF CANCER
ajugh Llnctus-Price SI
nan thus Extract, lor Epilepsy, St. Vitas' Dance,
Spinal and Brain Affections-Price $2
Catarrh Specific-Price $2
Hydrated Oxymel, for Consumption, Bronchitis,
Whooping Cough, Ac-Price $2
Pile Extract-a never falling Pile cure-Price $2.
May Apple Pills, for Dyspepsia, Torpidity of the
Liver, Constipation, Ac-Price 60 cents
Ueadache Pills-Price 50 cents
Alkaline Resolvent-on Iodized chemical water
superior to Vichy, Kissingen, Seltzer, Ac
Five Minute Pain Curer-Price $1
Chemical Healing, Blood and Bone Ointment
Ethereal Phosphorus-Price S3
Li thia-f jr the Kidneys-Price S3
Katalpa Extract-the woman's friend-Price $3
Victoria Regla-unrivalled for beautifying
Amaranth-for the Hair-stops falling bair-Price
Neuralgia-Rheumatic Elixir-Price $2
Fever and Ague Globules-Price $2 per box.
For sale by Da. H. BAER,
acm No. 181 Meeting street, Charleston.
g IE JAMES CLARKE'S FEMALE PILLS.
These PILLS have long been used both in Gre?
Britain and this country, and are the best of thew
'..id in the market.
o^?8*16 ?y D?? H. BABB,
aBr2i_No. 131 Meeting street
JB. B A E R ' 8
VEGETABLE CATHARTIC PILLS
wttl remedy BILIOUS DISORDERS * ene
LIVER OOMPLAINT-wlli cure Dyspepsia ar
bJ?gestion, Headache, Costiveness, Loss of
Appetite, and have proved of greet nae in Nea
ralple, Dropsy, Dysentery, Piles, Pains in the Sue,
Bte* ead umba. They will cure sick Headaefee
and SB Derangements of the gftnmfw* These
P "scoo tain no Mercury, and may be tem with
pufeet safety by any persons, ?odin ell SM*
tionref Ufe. . .
No family should be without them.
Manufactured by Da. H. BARB,
Wholesale and Retail Druggist,
Charleston, 8. 0.
Price per box 36 cents. Usuel discount to toe
MEDKINE & FOOD fOMBIMD.
MOST WONDERFUL CURES EF
, FEGTED. BOTH OF MIND
DU BARRY'S DELICIOUS HEALTH RE
REVALENTA ARABICA FOOD
Will cure DYSPEPSIA, Constipation, Acidity
Cramps, Fits, Heartburn, Diarrhoea, Dysentery,
Nervousness, Biliousness, Affections of the Liver
and Kidneys, Flatulency, Colle, Palpitation of tb*
Heart, Nervous Headache, Irritability, Noises la
Head and Ears, Giddiness, raia between the
Shoulders, and lu the Chest, Chronic in flamme,
tlon and Ulceration of the Stomach, Eruptions OB
the Skin, Scurvy, Fevers, Scrofula, Imparities,
Poverty or Blood, Incipient Consumption, Dropsy,
Diabetes, Rheumatism, Gout, influenza, Grippe?
Nausea and Vomiting daring Pregnancy, after
eating or at sea, Low Spirits, General Debility,
Paralysis, Cough, Asthma, Tightness Across the
chest, Phlegm, Sleeplessness, Tremors, Vertige
Blood to the Head, Exhaustion, Ac. The ba*
ood for Invalids, generally, as lt never torea aotd
on the weakest stomach, like arrowroot, hot isa
parts a healthy relish for loach, and dinner, and
restores the faculty or digestion and nervous ead
muscu ar energy to the most enfeebled. Likewise
adapted to rear delicate infanta.'
A few out of 69,000 Testimonials of OOM a
given below :
THE POPE'S HEALTH RESTORED Bf DU BAB
Cure No. 68,413-"ROM?, Joly n, 1864,-The
health of the Holy Father ls excellent, especially
since, abandoning ail other remedies, ne aaa cen
fined himself entirely to Do Barry's Revalenta
Arabica Food, or which he consumes a plateia
at every meal. It has produced a surprisingly
beneficial effect on his health, and hts Hohne?
cannot praise this excellent food too highly."
From the Gazette Du MiAl, July 36.
FROM THE DOWAGER COUNTESS OF CASTLE
Cure uro. 63,613.-"RossraiToa, COUNTY or
Do WK, D3SUAKD, December 9, wa-The Dowager
Countess of Castles tuart feels induce", in the in?
terest of suffering humanity, to state that De
Barry's excellent Revalenta Arabica Food bat
cured her, after all medicines had failed, of indi-,
jestlon, Bile, Great Nervousness. Irritability,ead
Hysteria of many years' standing. This Food de?
serves the confidence of all sufleren, and may be
considered a real blessing.
For sale in one and two po and packages by
DR. H. B A E B,
SOLE AGENT, MEETING STREET.
Directions with every package, angst
FOR INFANTS TEETHING.
This ls the best Medicine for i nf an ta and yoong
Children ever offered to the public. It ls carefully
prepared from the best Drags, according to a pre?
scription furnished by a distinguished German
Physician ot large and successful practice, and
has been tried and approved by many of oar beet
physicians. It ls specially adapted to the disease?
incident to childhood during the trying period et
teething, and recommends ltseir for the core
Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Colic, Griping m th
Bowels, Sommer Complaint, Ac. It contains
or other injurions Drug, and shonid, therefore,
be preferred to the Soothing Sy ropa that now flood
the market, which are known to contain opium,
and are, therefore, more or less injurious. Thous?
ands of children are murdered annually by Sooth?
ing Syrups; In some cases, this fact has been pub?
lished in the newspapers, where the physician Ul
attendance so stated hi his death certificate. Ia
the numerous other cases, where the innocenta
are murdered by this modern Herod of the Nur?
sery, the cause ls laid to a thousaad other causes
to ail bot the right one.
Mothers, bear this in mind, and use the GER?
MAN SOOTHING CORDIAL, which ls safe, effi?
cient and satisfactory.
DO NOT FAIL TO TRY A BOTTLE
This SOOTHING CORDIAL ls also .aa excellent
Tonic, admirably adapted Di cases of debility
giving tone to the system, recuperating the
strength and restoring the appetite.
PRICE-TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER BOTTLE.
JDr. H. BAEB,
CHARLESTON, S. O??"
Also for sale by the following Druggists:
A W. ECKEL A 00., Dr. A. KAUO tu
Dr. W. A SKEINS, A. 0. BARBOT,
VOGT A GO.. J. BLACKMAN.
Dr. P. M. COHEN, Dr. E. H. E5ZtgJL
E. 8. BURNHAM, GRAMAN A SCHWA**
a W. AIM AR, J. LOCKWOOD,
Q. J. LUHN. W. T. LINN.
A M. COHEN, W. A. GIBSON,
Aid by Druggists generally ?