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0. L. HEFNEE, Proprietor.
SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1835.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
News from Everywhere.
. Bix ncuDRKD Chinamen nave returned
to work at Rock Spring, W. T., under
protection ol Viiitod btatoj troops.
It I now known that France lott 13,1)00
men In the Chinese campaign through
-' wounds and disease The Chinese loss
was 100,000. ' .. . ,
The Board ot lloalth of Mew Bedford,
Moat., will quarantine all vessels from
the Brit'sh province on aocount of the
small-pox In Cauada.
Ths State census ot Wisconsin Is now
, complete, and the total population ot the
- Bute Is shown to bi l,&C30iO,- a gain over
180 of twenty-one per eonfc
A compawbos of the expenditures In
the seed division of the Agricultural De
partment shows a saving in contrast with
last year ot $18,000 durmj July and Au
gust. JamkS Q. Holuks, ejoctel from a flrst
;lass car and compelled torldelnasmoker
on the Carolina Central Hallway, has ob
tained a verdict of $473 against the com
pany. . Statistics just gathered show, that the
nonulatlon of Ireland is under 6,000,003,
and that the number of b'rthi aud mar
riages U below theavera;e of the previous
ten years. 1
The issue of staniKrl ' s'lver dollars
from the mint? during the wiek euded
September 5th was $157,231. The issue
during the correspoudia ; period ot last
year was $tH8,497.
Tnsr Paris Faro announces that
1'riuco Napoleon la October will start on
a tour of the world. He will speud three
weeks in America and thou visit China,
India, Persia and llutsla.
Win Lit the B'iglisli provincial papers
jronernlly contain criticism! of Vice
President Hondrlcki' speooh at Iudian
aH)lis on the 8th, tho Londou pap or s have
not alludod to the matter. '
Thb monthly cotton roport ot the AgrI -cultural
Department was Issue 1 on the
10th. Advices of the dopartmmt continue
to show every reason to expect an excep --v
tional cotton and oom crop.
Instructions have been given to the
Postmaster at Montreal to fumigate prior
to dispatch all mails from his ofllco for
the United States, as requ stod by the
United States postal authorities.
CapeTown advices stato that Congo
cannibals have attacked several stations
ot the African Association and roasted
and devoured a number ot whites. No
further details have been received.
Tub case of perjury against Lteuten-nut-Colonsl
Cochrane, Fifth Infantry, ot
Fort Keogh, was disposed ot at Miles
City, Mont, '. on the 7th, before Judge
John Coburn, the jury acquitting the de
fendant on the first vote
The Commissioner ot Agriculture has
determined to publish the monthly w heat
and corn reports hereafter nt noon In
stead ot at 4 p. in., as heretofore. The
change is la compliance with the peti
tions ot Western Boards of Trade.
, ' . Solicitor-Gknrral Goodie hasreoeivel
a telegram armmincln? that the applica
tion for a writ ot habeas corpus in the
case of Hlbbs, the defaulting Postmaster
arrested in British Columbia, has been
denied. He will be "called back.".
CoNSiOEnAUL excitement has been
created at Big Flats, In Chemun County,
N. Y., by the disoovery ot a lead ml no
on a furm -owned by Josiali Bonnott
Work Is going stoadily forward, and It is
belivod that the find Is a valuable one.
The Archbishop ot Quebec has Issnod i
circular lo his clergy calling their atton
ttan in a very special manner to the letter
of Pope Leo XII L to the Cardinal Arch
bishop of Paris on the evils arising from
the discussion of religious questions in the
United States Co.tsuL-GitvKnAt, Wil
liams at Havana, Cuba, has b.on direct
ed to see that Circilo Pueblo, ut New
. . York, who Is In prison at Havana, has a
fair and speedy trial. I'ueble Is a Cuban,
but some years since became a" natural
. l-' The Marino Hospital Bureau is Informed
through the Collee'or of Customer 't
l'aso that yojlow fovwr'ls epidemic in the
State of Sonora, Mex., and the request Is
made for the appointment ot a medical
inspector at Morale. The collector was
authorised to appoint an inspector a
LiitCTBicAMT Ueo. M. SroRET, com
manding the expedition tt Alaska, re
ports to the Bocretary ot the Navy, under
date of July 17th, his arrival at Hothara
Inlet on July 11th. He was to start on
the day ot writing with the larger part of
bis stores for the hoad waters of Putnam
.Second Comptbolleb Maykaud has
written a letter to Kar-Admiral Jouett
in response to his protest against charg
inj hlra with the amount expended In en
tertaining distinguished guests at New
Orleans. Judge Maynard denies that law
or precedent justify the expenditure from
a contingent appropriation.
. Sdrqeor Mam, ot the Marias Hospital
service, has reported to the Htir;oa-Uen-
cral at Washington details ot sv visAr of
ijn toTampioa, Sa?da&J&n Far.
nando and oluTTtttil.e' eM "ear tha
hnrder lines, from whictli appears that
th la no danger of $ introduction ol
n epidemic of any aia from that qoar-
r.. nnnliton ot fareikners from Oer
many and Austria ooatln is Hundreds
of destitute Poles, txp ed froim Slesla,
are flockins into Warsaw and Cracow.
According to the AMriaa papers, over
85,000 more Poles will i fchortly be ejected
by the Prnssian authorities, among theua
,6J0 Austrian subjKtj mad 1,000 of
There were 8,151 new case of cholera
and 619 deaths tr the disease. The
epidemic ns tccreased in Bar-colon Ca
dis ami Tarragona. 1 There were six'eea
deaths at Urseillas and eight at Toulon
rout coolers on the 7 tfc. Typhus and
typhoid lev are rava?in; Marseille!
ith a Tetemeno scarcely lAs marked
ihsa U o4ra itseli
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
James 1. HcIrtosh shot and fatally
wounded his mother near Pittsburgh, Fa.,
on the 0th, while shooting at a cat.
Fersoeal - correspondenca between
King Alfonso and Emperor William is
clearing away the war cloud.
H. Clay Bascok was nominated for
Governor by the New York Prohibition
Convention at Syracuse.
The German Qovernmsnt has prohibit
ed the .circulation in Germany of the
Turnzcitung, published in Milwaukee, Wis.
More troops have been asked for Bock
Springs, Wy. T as threats were made to
release the rioters from jalL
The quarterly statement of the West
ern Union Telegraph Company shows a
surplus of $4,400,303 after deducting $1,
499,843 with which to pay a dividend of
1 1-2 per cent.
Mo. Cuamberlain, in a speech at War
rington, Eng., on the 8th, made such plain
declarations ot the Radical platform that
he is denounced as Ireland's foe.
Jesse Allard, ot Hot Springs, Ark.,
whose wife was taken away from biin by
her fathor, has sued the latter for $.V),0).
While the reports first sent out of the
storm la Ohio were somewhat exagger
ated, the situation la thj storm district Is
There Is srbellef In diplomatic circles
that the United States may be called up
on to arbitrate btween Germany and
Spain In reference to tho Caroline Isl anus.
Edw. Wilson, ot Wyoming, and Col
ling J. Burnett, also .of Wyoming, have
boo i appointed assistant superintendents
ot the Yellowstone National Park at $0 03
year. These two men are old mountain
eers, ond aro Ju it the men tha' Superin
tendent Walker Wear wanted.
Hon. Scdtt Lonoof New York, died at
Morris Plains, N. J., on the 10th.
The Bank of Ireland is receiving aid
from the Bank ot Knglaud.
Lord Carnarvon was banqueted by
the Harbor Commissioners ot Belfast,
Iraland. on the 10th.
Christian Coopkr, aged 111 years, dlol
at Livingston, Columbia County, N, Y.,
on the 10th.
Prince Henry ok Battenberq has re-
slguol his commission in the German
An unsuccessful attompt was mado ot
Westminster, O., on the 10th, to blow up
the saloon of Neal & BldwelU
The schooner Erie Wave was capsized
off Long Point, OnU, on the 10 lb, and two
lives were lost.
Co'inwall, ex-Socretaryof the gonorat
Fost-olllce at Dublin, has boon refused a
A quarantine ngatntt Cantdiau vos
sols has been ordered by tho Boston
Board ot Health. .
NcuBROUj disasters occurred on Liki
Huron during the storm of the 8th and
AnctiBtsaop Walsh, in a public
peocb at Dublin, protested agattst de
priving Catholic children ot State aid In
Brainard, the Vermont bank President,
who was kidnaped In Manitoba, escaped
from tho dotectives at Minneapolis, on the
10th, aud is supposed to be hidinj in
The Sullivan-Ryan contest Is off, Sulli
van belug unable to obtain tho consent of
the proprietors ot Lstor & Allon'i min
strels, with whom he Is engaged.
Hon. A. Binoham, ex-Mluistor to Ja
pan, arrived at his old home In Ca lls, O.,
on the 10;h, after au absinco ot thirteen
' The Mississippi Republicans will not
put Up a ticket this year.
The Cincinnati Chamber ot Commerce
has appointed a committor to collect
funds for tho cyclone sufforers. ,
Resolutions on the death ot Gonoral
Grant were adopt! by the Socloty ot the
Army ot the Tennossoo at Chicago.
SscnETARY Bayard was informed by
cable on the 10th, that cholera was preva
lent at Shanghai, China.
Miss Van Zandt has been engaged to
oppear In opera at Moscow durln r tho
coming winter. She will receive $5 JO for
oach performano v ,?
General Miles, jmt returned from
the Indian Territory, reports the cattle
men 0:1 the move, and all will be oil the
Cheyenne Reservation in a month.
The river coal minors' strike in Penn
sylvania is spretding.
Ma. JonN K. Crosi, Mombor of Parlia
ment for Bolton, start od for the United
States on the 10th to inquire into indus
trial questions in cmuoction with the
present.adopresslon In Groat Britain, Hois
accompanied by his son.
Rev. Alberts. Hudson, Congregation
-al clergy m vi of Ayer, Mass., has been sont
ta the inanne asylum. The cause is over'
work, he MUg engaged, in addition to
hlsasy)pal labors, in writing the history
of thtf town ot t adbury.
A oas well was struck at Cameron, N,
)J, on the 10th, at a depth ot fifty feet,
while one ot the residents was boring for
water. The gas is flowing with consider
ablo force and oil speculators are already
The statue X cotnmodir Perry was
unveiled at Newport, R. I., on the 1st,
with Imposing ceremonies.
A Freethinkers' convention began its
sessions at Albany, N. Yn on tlt lltb.
The health of Lord Randolph ChurchilL
Secretary of State for India, baa given
away ander the strata ot his official du
tie and the pstrt he has taken in the par
liamentary Campaign. All of his political
ncagaavns have been canceled In sc.
cordsuoe with the Imperative demands of
Colonel William Sirwelx, who com
manded the Seveuty-eighth Pennsylvania
Ragimont during the late war, died on
the 0th at bis residence In Kittannlng,
Pa., from caucerot the throat, his -nymp
toms being an exact counterpart ot tboie
of General Grant.
A REMtr fund for cholera sufftrjrs has
been started by the Lord Mayor ot Lon
The Commission o! Int rnal Revenue
reports that the amount of distilled spirits
gone into consumption In the United
State? during the flteal year ended June
30, 15, Is ),13C,901 gallons, and the
amount of malt liquors on which tax was
paid during the same period is 19,183,951
barrels. The amount ot wins coniumel
in this county during fie year 1834 is es
Situated a S),508,31i gallons.
Molue SIaouirism Is rampant again
in Pennsylvania. -
The imports of dry goods for the week
at the port ot New York amounted to
Niwi concerning the Caroline Islands
affair ia again decided lr warlike ut tone,
THiSwatara took $10,410,003 In sliver
from the New Orloans Mint to be con
The American steamer Nederland, at
Antwerp, bad eight feet of water in her
engine rooms on the lltb.
The vessel wrecked off Two Rivers,
Wis., was the scow Milton. Her entire
crew were lost. 1 -
There was a small revolution among
the soldiers In Madrid on the lltb. but it
was soon suppressed.
The international yacht raoc was again
postponed on the 11th, the wind proving
insufficient to carry the vessels over the
course within the limit of seven hours.
Another start was to be made on the 12th.
There has been no personal correspond
ence between King Alfonso and Emperor
Williamson the Carolines affair.
Three ladies were drownail In Lake
Traverse, near Brown's Valley, Mian.,
on the 11th by the overturning of a row-
Minister Cox bad an Intorvlow on tut
11th with Said Pasha, Grand Vizier of
Turkey, regarding the tariff laws.
Congressman Little, ot Ohio, has is
sued an appeal for help for tho Washing
ton Court Home cyclone sufforers.
Toe reported signing of the protocol by
Russia and . Germany delimiting the
Russo-Afghan frontier is confirmed, , . ,
Three warehouses of the Milwaukee
Cement Company, togother with their
contents, were destroyed by fire on the
John C Durand, a silk manufacturer
of Hoboken, N. J., was shot aud proba
bly mortally wouuded on the 11th by
Miss Clara Barton, of the Red Cross
Socloty, New York, proposes to voto
this fall, even it she has to taka the
Frtd Pairs-, German, arreted for dis
orderly conduct at St. Paul, Minn., on the
11th, committed suicide in tho municipal
court-room by blowing bis brains out
with a revolver.
Bio Bear was tried at Rogtna on tht
11th, on a charge of treason-felony, and.
found guilty. Senteuce deferred.
It is understood that Goueral Sheridan
will return to Washington about October
1st, and that the new mombers of his staff
will be arraagod at once.
M. C. Rockwell, the cx-batikor of
Union, N. Y., and his clerk, D. J. Palmer,
were arrested on the lltb, charged with
larceny in the first degree in misappro
priating $"iO,O0J. The complaint Is made
by Mrs. Livingston, a depositor.
Secretary Bayaid was Inform 1 by
cable on the 11th that cholora is increas
ing in Palermo and Sicily gouorally.
Inspector-Genrrau Nelson H. Davis
will bo plnod on the retire 1 list the 2)th
Inst. His succosior, it Is understood,
will eithor be Gonoral Roger Jones or
Gonsral A. Baird. The former is the
senior officer, bit the latter Is said to
have ' the more brilliant record aud
stronger Indors mtunfc.
In the Holman murder caso, at Morgan-
field, Ind., on the lltb, after n trial of a
week, during which over 2i') witnessed
were examined,- the jury after bslng out
six hours, returned a verdict ot man
slaughter, and fixed Holman's punish
ment at ten yoars In the Penitentiary at
hard labor. -
Two cases of small -pox were detected
at the depot at Troy, N. Y., on the 1 Jth.
Thoy wore removed to the post bouso.
Quite a pania was caused among the wait
ing passengers whoa the announcement
was made ant they precipitately flod
from the dopot.
A xeetinq ot the employes ot the In
ternal Revenue Buroau was hold at Wash
ington. D. C, on the 11th, to take suitable
action In regard toXUo doath ft, E. A.
Rollins, formerly Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue Appropriate resolutions
were adopted. . ' .
The oil factory ot Swan & Finch, at
New York, was destroyed by fire on the
At Fresno, Cnl., tho winery and distil-
Lry of tho Friuo vineyard was burned
on the 12ih,
Trade prospec's lu E tgland ororcjort-
ed I r.ghter than for some timo.
The imports of merchandise at New
York for tho week ended the 12ta wen
valued at $8 102 2.H
TnE Spanish peuplo aro clamoring for a
war with Germany, or, failing that, a
Concord, Mas, celebrated tho 2."0th
anniversary ct the Incorporation of tho
town on the 12th.
Mrs. E. A Canfikld was killed by the
accidental discharge ot a pistol at Youk
ers, N. Y., on tho 12th.
An effort is bolng made to form a union
between the EuglUh Liberals and Irish
Conservatives against Parnoll.
Riddle, ex-President of the defunct
Penn Bank, at Pittsburgh, Pa,, has been
discharged from custody. ' '
France is agitated over the discovery
that Gorman spi -s are haunting nearly
all the fort i 11)1 towns ot the country.
Rom rt Greenwood, an old citisou ol
Indianapolis, Ind., fell down his stairway
on the 12th and was kulel.
The Russian Government Is very active
in the matter of building fortifications
and dofensos at Scbastopol and oth r
Henry WaudBseciter publishes a card
In the Rochester (N. Y.) J'ost-Etflrai in
favor of hi;hlicene. ' ' ;" .
A B rd of Apaches recently raided a
ranch in the S tuta Fe Valley, New Mexl
co, and killed a man named Pollock.
It ia understood that. M. Grevy has
changed bis mind about the l'res
dency of the French Republic, aud that be
has professed a willinguess to continue In
A train on the Denver & South Park
Boad was wreck m1 on the-12th, and a Mrs.
Cronkhite, of Denver, CoL, was seriously
Tue Liberal party in Eugland are still
without any definite political programme,
and a conference of all the I ocognisod
leaders ot the parly baa beet decided
ClARiNCS and Herbert Morrison, ot
Muskegon, Mich., went sail in ; on the
lake on the 12lh and are supposed to be
The remains of Depa'y United States
Marshal Miller, who has been missing for
several wmks, has been found in En inner
County, Teunesso. He bad, probably,
been killed by moonshiners.
Washixgton men who want the Dis
trict offices are wai ing b?cause President
Cleveland li not susceptible to soc ety and
On the Briarfleld plantation Jefforson
Davis will ralte six hun Ired bales ot cot
ton this year.
A woman In Logan County, Ken
tucky, takes her rest in batches of
three days and nights' sleep at a time,
and then keeps awake for a like period.
She is eighty years old,,)
Ida Katzor committed suicide near Leon
Springs, Tex., a few days ago because her
parents wanted bar 'to. marry a noon
named Prjllar. , , .
The elections In Anderson and Montague
counties, Texas, were a Waterloo for .the
Prohibitionists. . . I
During; a fire at Waxabachte. Tex., a
few nights ago a trunk, thrown from a
window, struck and it is thought fatally
injured Mr. 8imp Wilson, ..
Charles William), a negro, shot and
killed Polk Mitchell, a street-car driver,
at Chattanooga, Tenn., a few days since.
The murderer was lynched.
Cotton has been damaged fully twenty
per cent, in portions ot Mississippi by tha
drou'h, and many estimate the damage
Mrs. H. C. Hutso, wife of a prominent
contractor, was assaulted on the street In
Chattanooga, Tena., a few, nights ago by
a ruffian, who knocked her down and rob
bed her of ber portmonuaio. ' Btwj was
painfully bruised. Tae assailant es
John nofTnan fatally stabbed a negro
by the name ot Hirrison Uladdish at Hop-
kinsville, Ky., a few ni ;hts ago, The un
fortunate man was almost disemboweled.
The shyer is in jail to await the action of
the Grand Jury. ,- . .
Allen Thompson, a negro living near
Liudan, Tex., beat his stop-dau btcr to
death with a club a few days ago. He
bad frequently beatoq her, and fearing
arrest therefor he concludod to kill her.
Lynching was threatened. ,
The colored debating socloty In a Geor
gia town bas been discussing the question,
"Which Are the Most Useful to Socloty,
Lawyers or Buzzards?" '
North Carolina Is building up an ext?n-
sivo trade In cherry lumber. Tho wild
cherry grows abundantly in the moun
tains. Thomas Manuel went into San Antonio,
Tex., from a hunting trip with a fatal
wound in the neck. He said he bad been
accidentally shot by his companion, name
Tho c ty of Fort Worth, Tox., ond Pre
cinct Number one of Tarrent County voted!
on Prohibition a few days ago. The pro
position to stop the sale ot liquor was do
featod by nearly 1,703 majority.
The Swatara, which wasordorad to New
Orleans to transfer silver coin from the
sub-Treasury to Washington, took on
board $12,000,0:0 and sailed on the 12th.
A curious case ot lunacy bas developed
at Conyors, Ga. Newton Hammock, a
iromlnent citlson, joinod the Baptist
Church by immersion. Tho ceremony
drove him crazy, and bs has been com
mitted to an asylum.
News comes from Bristol, Tenn., of the
cremation, a few days ago, at Chillhowee,
a settlomont in Sullivan County, of James
Sharetr. Ho was standing over a fire in
bis shop, took a fit aud fell suddenly Into
tho fire. He was burned to a crisp before
Abraham Pope, owned a bouso at Rock
Run, Ala., that ho rented to a white man
named Hart. A few days ago, while at
tempting to collect bis rent, he and Hart
becamo Involved In a quarrel, and Hart
se sod a rock with which he crushed
Pope's sku'L Hart escaped, but officers
were In ursutt.
A horribl) murder was committed a few
nights ago at a colored church ten miles
oast of Canton, Miss. Leon Cockrell, a
negro school-teacher, shot Aaron Mars, a
colored deacon, while the latter was
kneeling with the congregation in prayer.
Jamos Sniith was fatally stabbed ' at
Louisville, Ky., a few nights ago by bis
stop-father, HarvCy Clark. ' Sniith and
his mother bad sold a calf, and Clark de
manded the nioaoy. Ou being refused, he
tried to shoot his wife. The son seised the
gun, and in the struggle which ensued he
was stabbed throe times by Clirk.
Several weeks ago Mrs, E. R, .Tenant,
of Marietta, 'Ga., was tendered and ac
cepted the' place ot Superintendent ot
Womon's Work at tlio Now Orleans Ex
p)silion, the phi 00 formerly bold by Julia
Ward Howe. She pub'ishos a card re
signing the position, assigning' as a rea
son: "My husband is opposed to It, and
I give it np in deference to his wishes." .
Fifty years ago E'len Johnson, a colored
woman, was separated from ber mother
at Louisville, Ky., the latter being sold
and sent to New Orleans. The mother ar
rived in Louisville a few .days ago hole
and hearty, bhe Is 112 years old and the
daughtor sixty years old. Living In the
house with Mrs. Ellen Johnson are her
great-grandchildren. This makes them
great-great-grandchildren of Mrs. John
son's mother. Strange as It may seem,
the great-great-grandmother, and the
great-grandmother, the grandmother,
mother and children all assembled in the
same room a few days since.
A double tragedy resulting In the mor
tal wounding of two persons occurred at
Atlanta, Ga., a few nights ago. Miss Ida
Maxwell eloped with John Shclton and
married bim at his mother's, whither be
was followed by the girl's father and
' brother armed. The elder Maxwell was
about to shoot at Sbelton when the latter
brained young Maxwell with a hatchet.
He then fired at the old man and he fell
mortally wounded. I
A suit was decided at Charlotte, N. C,
a few days ago, in the Superior Court in
volving points ot interest to" tho general
public. In .January, 18S3, Jauios Q.
Holmes, lae ot Charleston, and now ol
Baltimore, was ejected from the only
first-class passenger ear of a train on the
Carolina Central Railway, and forced to
ride for some hours In a car filled with to
bacco smoke. He claimed damages in tht
sum ot $o,000 and a jury awarded him
New Orleans has a building boom.
The railway tank at tha Longvlew
(Tbjc) Junction not working properly a
few days since, Charles Hunter, an em
ploye ot the round-houso, was sent np to
pot it In proper order. Slipping in, he
was drowned before assistance could ar
rive. After Investigating the reports ot im
moral conduct in Cincinnati of Rit.
James G. Armstrong, rector ot St Phil
lip's Church ot Atlanta, Ga., the vestry
passed resolution to the effect that the.
facta did not warrant a withdrawal ot
coaOdecze in bim. Ho ha resumed bis
ST. LOUIS' PRIDE.
Opening of the Great Exposition For IM
Second Season A Display of Bare Grand
eur and Extent Twenty Thomanil Peo
ple Attest by Their Presence Their Inter
est in the Enterprise.
St. Louis, Mo.; September 10. Tb
opening ot the Exposition last night was
a surprise to everybody. The sky was
filled with heavy clouds that Indicated, a
wet night j the atmosphere was damp
and chilly and the night was considered
anything bat favorable to a largo out
ponrlbg ol slgbt-seors. No one supposed
that there would be more than thou?
eaud or fifteen bnndred persons .resent,
but when at seven o'clock, the crowd
began to pour into the building at all the
entrances, it whs evldont that the
attendance would be beyond, all
expectations. ' The Impression- pre
vailed to a great extent that
tho show would open In an unfinished
condition, and that it would be better to
wait for two or three days before golngj
thousands undoubtedly stayed away last
night on this account, but it was esti
mated that fully 20,000 people attended
between seven and ball past nine o'clock.
At times tbe aisles on the main floor
were blockaded .by tbe crowd and It was
almost Impossible to move backward or
forward, and the same thing was of fre
quent occurrence in tbe, galleries. Tbe
crowd was very good-natured, however,
arid seemed contented with ' such
glimpses ol tbe exhibit as could be ob
tained at Intervals when the masses ol
humanity were In motion.
Another surprise was tbe condition ol
tbe displays. On Monday and Tuesday
it was freely predicted by knowing
ones tint the Exposition would open
with only half a show and the
other half of the exhibits would be la
confused and partially finished state.
Up to yesterday morning tbe outlook
was Indeed discouraging. It seemed
as if more than half .tbe ex
hibits were la such a state that it would
be Impossible to make them presentable
by night. The aisles were littered with
shavings and debris of all sorts or par
tially blockaded by boxes, lumber and
rubbish, and many ot tbe cases were close
ly wrapped with muslin, shutting oat all
view of the Inside where the trimmers
were at work. But yesterday afternoon
the sweepers were set at work, tbe aisles
were cleared and cleaned, ana Deiore
dark a striking transformation took
place. When tbe doors were thrown
open lor tbe admission 01 toe
public In the evening, tbe brilliant blaze
of tbe electric light revealed a scene full
of beauty and grandeur. . With not more
than three or . four exceptions, every
exhibit In tbe bnlldlng was finished, with
the exception, perhaps, of a few minor
details, which would not add very mate
rially to tho general result, and the
crowd witnessed a display which
utterly eclipsed that ot last year
in the nutters of both quantity
and roagnitiido. In point of magnitude
it Is a satisfactory surprise to'everybody,
and one bas but to stroll leisurely
through the building examining carefully
sach exhibit to got au idea of what a
vast exhibition it is. It Is too largo to
see thoroughly la one or evca two days,
and It scorns as If one could spend a
week there and still not see all there is
to be seen. -
It Is also a notlceablo fact that the
local exhibitors have been much more
liberal in their displays this year than
they wore last, and evidences ot lavish
expenditure are visible everywhere.
They have evidently satisfied themselves
that a rich and extensive display is a
good Investment, and have acted accord
ingly. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.
Annual Reunion of the Society of the Army
f the Tennessee at Chicago Rook Island
( Selected as the Next Hive of Meeting.
Chicago, III., September 10. The
annual reunion of the officers of the
Army of the Tennessoe began Its session
at Haverly's Minstrel Theater, yostcrdsy
morning. About three hundred mem
bers were in attendance. ,.At eleven
o'clock General. Chetlaln, . President ot
the local society, called the meeting to
order. General Sherman, President ot
the society, was then formally Intro
duced. Governor Oglesby of Illinois, Gov
ernor Sherman of Iowa, Governor Alger
Of Michigan and ex-Governer Fletcher of
Missouri were called tor and. took tbelr
places at the bask of the stage.
- At this moment General Logan entered
the hall. Every one rose to his feet and
a shout, went np that shook tbe halt,
The General took his sent on the singe
With tbe other distinguished men. Gen
eral Sherman, General Logan, Bishop
Fallow, Governor Oglesby and General
Greenn.Raum were appointed a committee
to draft resolutions on the death of Gen
eral Grant. Mrs. General Grant was
made a substitute member to take her
husband's place la the society. The
same honor was accorded tha widows ot
General Craft J. Wright and Captain
Josiah Barbour, both of Ohio.
The regrets of Governor Rusk were
read, and also a dispatch from Hong
Kong, signed 'Pitnam" "an old Brit
ish o tllcer," which suggested that - tbe
society pass suitable resolutions to tbe
mem ot "Grant and Gordon, the two
grcati . soldiers the world has ever pro
The committee on time and place ot
the next meeting decided upon Rock
Island, III., as the place, and September
15th and ICtb, 18SC, as tbe dates.
A Cat Thief.
Boston Mass., September 10. George
S. Billlson, the letter carrier, who was
arrested Tuesday charged with robbing
tbe malls, was examined yesterday, and
held In $1,500 for trial. His alieged
method was adroit and original. Letters
are frequently thrown by mistake Into
tbe wrong route pile. Tbcse tbe car
Tiers are accustomed to sort out aad re
turn for distribution. Billlson, it Is
said, stole no letters belonzlng in his
pile, 'but only those Improperly placed
there, thus casting suspicion on other
men. Blliison's indorsement was louna
on a stolen note, and he was caught by
means ot a decoy letter.
A Fever-Strlckea Cralt.
Naw Tom, September 9. The brig L.
A. Reglna, arrived yesterday from Cay
enne, South America. Captain Keene,
of Prospect, Maine, died on board on
August 4(b, and was buried at sea. On
August 17th, an Italian seaman died, aad
bis death was followed on the next day.
by that of tbe Italian mate TortorteUa
Domenlco. On August SOth, another
seaman died, and on September 3d, an
other. The brig now lies at quaraatlae
with two men sick on board. The eaisa
of death is reported to have been Telia
Gleanings From the Monthly Report of tha
Department of Agriculture The Move
ment of Spring Wheat In tha Northwest-.
An Overstock ot Flour and Little Outside
Washington, D, C, September 10.
Tho September cotton report of the De
partment ot Agriculture shows tbe prev
alence of hot and dry weather during
August except In Louisiana, Mississippi
and Florida, A shedding of bolls and a
decrease of, vitality have resulted quite
generally. Tbe drought bas been seri
ous In Texas and Arkansas and quite
general In Western Tennessee, Southern
Alabama, Georgia . and tbe Carolinas.
Tbe caterpillar bas caused much damage
In Soutbern Texas and Arkansas and
la Ceutral . and , Southern Alabama.
Its prevalence Is noted throughout
Central and Soutbern - Georgia, with
small effect, as yet. Tbe boll worm is
causing much damage In tho black belt
of Alabama, and In Arkansas and Texas.
The condition ot the crop bas declined In
every State. The average is 87 against
$6 1-2 in August. Last year It was 63 In
SeDtember aud 87 lu August. The pres
ent average Is two points above tbo Sep
tember average ot ten years. '.. Tbe fig
ures for tbe several States are as fol
lows: Virginia.... '.
GeneratiT. plants are vigorous and
capable, with Nvorablo auluiua weather,
of an ample grotf-n -nnd ' boll develop
ment. In tbo dlst.ts most Infested
with cotton worms tho lbsi is Irrepara
ble and still threatening.
. . BPRIxa WHKAT.
The condition ol sprina wheat bas ;
Impairedsince the 1st of A'ugnst In thv.
northwest, tho district of priuclpal pro
duction. Heavy rains were followed by
extreme beat botwocn the first and mid
dle of August, just before harvest, shriv
eling gram ana causing rust, ueavy
wind storms prostrated and lujured
large areas. Ia Nebraska there Is some
complaint of smut and a little In Dakota.
Tbe chinch bugs have done some oamase
In Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tbe in
jury was greater in August than In July.
For Wipoonsln, 77; a loss of 8 points.
Minnesota, Hi a loss of 5.
Dakota. 6j a loss ot 4.
low. 88: a loss of 7.
Northern New Knglaud, Colorado and
tbe Territories . are nearly all or
quite up to 100. TJ?o general average
for all spring wheat is 86 1-2, against 05
in Aucust. Tbe crop of last year was
Returns of winter wbeat are almost
identical In results with those ot July.
There Is a slight advauce lu Michigan,
Texas, Maryland and some other States,
and a point or two of decrease in sev
eral. Tbe goneral avcrago Is us 8-10,
against G5 In July. Except as tbe result
of threshing may change present ex
pectations, the winter wheat area maybe
placed at 217,000,000 bushels, and the
remaluinz area uoout; ist.uuu.uuu. it in
Juries reported In tho stack should prove
to be greater than at present apparent, a
lew millions oi reduction migut stui ao-
Tbo condition ot corn still "continues
bigh, ranging from 90 to 100 in State av
erages. Tbe gonoral - average Is 95,
against 96 in August. It was last year
CI in September. Frosts have wrought
very llttlo Injury, and will be capable of
little It deterred ten days. Tho prospect
Is still favorable for a crop slightly above
an average " .
movement of tur spring wheat crop
IX TUB NORTHWEST.
Bt. Paul, Mi.nx., September 10. The
movement of tho spriug wheat crop in
tbe Northwest has just begun. In tbo
Northern Pacific country, . where . the
heaviest movement comes early, farmers
are borrowing money with which to build
granaries on their farms and It is likely
that less grain will be stored In elevators
this year than hitherto. . Tbe
Northern FaclQc Elevator Company is
lending tbe farmers money on their
crops and allowing them to keep tne
grain on their farms, the only condition
belns tbat the company snail he allowed
the first chauce to buy tbe grain wben
the farmers get ready to sell. Other com
panies are also lending money, and larmi
ers are able to cot all they want on rea
sonable terms. This will have a decided
effect ou prices, as it enables . tbe farmer
to hold bis wheat nutil he Is ready to
The movement of tbe crop so far bas
been very light, and threshing has not
advanced sufficiently to give a correct
Idea ot the yield. Reports are generally
disappointing to those who have claimed
a full crop. Threshing has been delayed
by recent boavr rains. A large amount
of No. 1 bard wheat was sold at Minne
apolis last week at about eighty cents,
and was all bought for local millers-
The flour market is in a very bad way.
For tbe past three months tbeproduc
tion bas been less than ever before In
the same time, bnt prices have steadily
declined. The Idle mills start up1 strain
next week, and the production will be
very largely Increased. What will be
done with the flour nobody knows, as
there Is absolutely no -demand for the
small amount now being made except the
low grade The capacity of tho mills is
160,000 barrels per week.
Chinamen Mt blted By Indians and Whiles
6 rattle, t. T., September 10.
Monday night thirteen miles east of hero
ft mob of Indiana headed by white men
attacked a party of Chinese bop-pickers
with clubs 'and stones, killing two o
them and woundtos four. In formei
years Indians exclusively had been hired
to pick hops, but this year one firm hired
Chinamen, which caused the outbreak.
Tbe Chinese were warned ta leave, bul
refused to do so.
The AmUrs of the Sabeldised Railroads.
Washixgtox, D. C, September 11.
Assistant Secretary Jenks ot the Interior
Department Is devoting considerable at
tention to ttM affairs of the subsidised
Psrlfle Railroad. A alnsle annual re
port, In his opinion, Is inadequate for
supplying tbe department with full and
comprehensive particulars of the finan
cial condition of the roads. Quarterlf
rpnnri. he aav. ahould be made, show
ing not only the earnings and expendi
tures ol tae roaas, oat aiso e bwii
of rolling stock and otqer property
longing to tae road,
rrepatng For the Elections In England
The Method of Formulating Tarty Is
suesIreland and Irish Autonomy Tk
Ing a Prominent Position Unth Liberals
nnd Tories Coquetting Wl'h the Parnell- '
Ites. . ,
Lokdox, September 13. November thi
Uth having been selected for polling-
day, tbe manifestos ot political leaders; j
are next In order. In this country, In
the place of political , platforms by
conventions, there are addresses by
party chief . Sir Michael Hicks -Beach,
as the representative . ot , tbe. orthodox
conservatism la the elective chamber,
rosy be expected to lead tho dance, un
less Lord Randolph Churchill, illness
notwithstanding, should happen to bo
first lu tbe field. Both are probably en
gaged at this moment drafting the dec
larations ot policy which aro to sound
tbe keynote-of tbe fl-ht. Mr. Glad
stone's reply to tho Tory chal
lenge shguld immediately appear
sua both sides thereupon fall to In -grim
earnest. Campaign speeches usual
ly follow the addresses; this year they
have to a large extent preceded them,
and tbe country alroody knows what tho
main issues are to be. Lord Randolph T
faces the Birmingham Radical caucus
with a scheme of -Tory Democracy,
Chamberlain flings dowu tbe gauge of
land reform, free schools aud local self
government; Beach raises tbo flag of
protection In tbe counties, and Bright
appears In tbe lists as the champion of f reo
trade. These are national Issues. , Sec- .
tional interests aro not less clearly do-
fined by such representative loaders as
lioscberry, Morgan and tbe Irish patriots,
Scotland is absorbed Injtlio disestablish
ment craze and bids fair to treat herself
to a Liberal split and Tory gains. Wales
is stirret to her depths by tbe
Irich revolt and bIiows a firm front
for principality interests. Ireland's cam
paign will decldo whether tho
cry for tbo repeal of the union is the d-.
mand of tbe nation or a faction, it is
orth notblne that th leading Issues In
Kngluml, Scouauii and Wales point to
homo rule as tho only practicable solu
lutlon, leaving Ireland entirely out of the
question. Air. Uladstone has repeatedly
admltlted, both lnsldu and outside Par
liament, tbat tbe pressure ot public busi
ness alone points to tbo absolute neces
sity of some form of distribution ol local
or National legislation among the locali
ties or nationaltles respectively Interest
ed. Take for Instance the Manchester
ship canal bill. It is a measure ot purely
local Interest and ought not to bavo en
joyed the attention of Irish, Scotch
aud weisn memuers ior a i:ngio nour,
instead of taking up sitting after silting,
week after week uud month after month
to the dotrlment of Urgent lmperlal
Interests affecting tho cornmou family
of nations. The Scotch disestablishment
affords another instance. Gladstone has
deliberately placed himself on record
with respect to this measure, that it is
one lor Scotchmen soiciy to ueai wun.
He does not attempt to rcconcllo this
statement with tho fact that Scotchmen
are utterly powerless -to control legisla
tion on this or any snnlcct, and are en
tirely In tho bands of a majority com
posed of English, Welsh and Irian mem-.
bers. Mr. Gladstone, fludlng blmsolf
under the necessity, and a serious neces
sity It Is, ot protesting against disestab
lishment belug made a test question at
tbe Scotch elections, has unconsciously
placed himself at the side of Mr. Tar-.
cell, a supporter of home-rule in its wid
est application. Mr. Gladstone has 'for.
years past championed local self-government,
a restricted form ot home-rule.
Local sclt-governmont as it confronts
politicians in England to-day is home
rule in no restricted sense, but In Its
fullest and completcst aspect Tbe timo
fot confining local self-government to un
important urban and suburban bodies,
partly elective and partly uon-clcctlvc,
bas passed. Thanks to l'arnell aad bis
courageous lieutenants, a uniform elect
ive system, with full control over finances,
appointments and internal administra
tion, is tbe Inevitable next step. Na
tional self-government with imperial
functions for a central authority, musl
follow as natnrally as water flows dowu
hill. Mr. Chamberlain, Sir Charles D like,
Lord Uartlngton and all Liberals
of prominence have pronounced for tb
fullest and completcst scbeme- ot local
self-government short of National home
rule, and it will be the chlof object oi
Lord Churchill's Tory democracy, If not
of tbe orthodox Conservatives under
Lord Salisbury, to outbid the Liberals in
this as they did in the franchise rill, an
convert borne rule in the counties
bofho rulo for tho nations, unless! tho
Liberals, foreseeing this, promptly fore
stall them an'l jroake National legislation;
a prominent plank In the Liberal plpWfurm.
It is too early yet to figure on the number
of scats to be contested at the approach-'
Ing election, but the returns already
received' make It tolerably certain -that
fullv three fifths of tbe one-seat divisions
will be contested. Ou the Liberal sidu
fewer candidates hava appeared in the
newly created ruraV constituencies
than had been anticipated.' The party
managers are indiposed to find money
for candidates uuable to pay tbe ex
penses of a contested election themselvet
and a niggardly spirit, as unusual as it Is
alarming to nominees of local political
bodies, Is manifested at headquarters.
At Conservative headquarters all Is
life, activity and downright hard work.
Two-thirds or more of the scats ' which
tbe managers consider worth contesting
have been supplied with candidates and
the party is providing the necessary
funds with unsparing baud. IJealy, In
his promised speech on Chamberlain and
tbe English Radical programme to-morrow
Is expected to bring out all the lights
and shades of local self-government
schemes of rival English politicians, and
show the Intimate relationship of local
to National borne rule as advocated for
Ireland by Farnell. llcaly Is tbe most
outspoken member ot tbo Irish
l'arliamentary party, and," as
Parnell has given him carte
blanche to say what he likes on this oc
casion, his utterances are lookrd forward
to with interest, not only by the Liberals
and Conservative leaders, but In the largo
English boroughs where the Irish vote is
an Important element.
The Dago's Deadly Dirk.
Chicago, III., September It. Yester
day morning five young men walking
down Halstcad street topped near the
stand ol MicBael Rossa, a frnlt peddler,
while one ot their number purchased
sorn bananas. Becoming enraged be
cause one of tbe young men took a
banana which had not been paid for,
Roeea seised a Ions, pointed knife and
plunged it Into tbe breast ot John Kehoe.
The wonnded nun ran across tbe street
and fell dead. Rossa fled, bnt baa been
captured. lie admit the cutting, but
claims it was done ta self-dcfeas.