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M Patt-rson, in Rome, cowhided by Mr- Buies- through some mistake, publishes an amicable settlement of the matter. A pair of mules, hitched to a *agon, made things lively in Rome on Saturday. •ri e ode charter has been read the third time, and rests for final passage to-morrow. , suit man is boasting of the Gnest depot budding on the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad. Bn '• .ks county hss a tetter crop of oats than at first expected. Farmers there have oats for sale. Th re is a general scramble for hands to pick cotton. The "Star f Uethlehem” can be seen about thr—o’clock . the morning io the East. It is a is y ds sight, r.n i will not appear again within three hundred I ears. 7 ;,e Georgia papers now seem to think we have a Governor "rolling in wealth." The Augusta Chronicle has found a wonder ftd i.egro fanner down in Oglethorpe county. 11.- lias just bought "a $ <-‘,OOO farm, makes 150 hales of cotton a year on rented land at $.5 per annum, and, most wonderful, pays the who'e expense of bis farming operations with apphs.” Where is the Echo? In some part3 of Wdkes county the crops have not suffered at all for rain; while in other parts they have suffered to a very great ex tent. The Georgia Railroad will soon have new steel rails on its entire length and the time be tween Augusta and Atlanta considerably short ened. Albany has resolved to bore an artesian well forthwith. The Atlarta delegation, off for Cincinnati t urge the lease of the Cincinnati Southern to the Cole syndicate, is headed by Mayor Eng lish. E. P. Howell and Wm. Lowery. Tfco Milledg. viile Herald tells of a great J heavy wagon driven at break neck speed, by a careless negro, runnirg over a little deaf white girl cine Tears old. with a little baby in her arms. Though Knocked down and passed over by the wheels. Providence provided lhat neither of them were seriously hurt. The same paper says that another careless negro started n a a steep bill with a wagon load of lumber v. ithout lockinghis wheels—the lumber slipped forward and a frightful runaway took place, throwing the driver off and demol shing the wagon against the heavy timbers of a bridge. The dying animals had to cross at the foot of the bill, or plunge headlong down a steep bank into ihe stream. The driver and team escaped unhurt. The C- lumbus Enquirer says; “On the first of September the Western and the Columbus and Western roads will lie under one manage ment. and it is the general opinion in railroad circles that through trains will te run from here to Goodwater.” Albany Kerrs: “Just as we went to press yes terday afternoon we received a private letter from our Representative, the Hen. Isbmael Lonon, informing us of the passage through the House of a bill to allow the countv of Dougherty to purchase Tift's bridge at $lO,- 000.” Athens Chronicle: “Tube McLester. colored, was brought to the city by Uu ted i-tates Depu ty Marshal Duke last week, charged with sell ing whisky without revenue .icenss. He had a hearing before Commissioner Herrington, and was committed.” Griffin Kerrs: ‘We regret to learn that Gus sie Thrash, who is now under the employ of Mr. J. C. MoMichiel. of Barnesville, got very badly hurt last Wednesday while at work in the ihair factory. A chair post hit him in the stomach, fcnoei ing him senseless. He was ■ arried home immediately, and under the medical kill of Dr. McDowell soon became ranch better.” Albany Kerrs: “Same of our merchants do net apprehend any trouble this season on ae unt of threatened short crops ar.a hard times. In an interview with a prominent ware h use and commission merchant yesterday he stated that the planter customers of his firm were payir g up their fall paper promptly, and he ejtpre.-sd no fears that it would not con tinue to be the case through the fall and winter.” In Meriwether Superior Court last week Judge Harris sentenced Charley Harris, found guilty of murder, to the penitentiary for life; i.iirweil McGehee, robbery, four years: Ed. Hoit, for assault with intent to murder, one vear’: Louis Parham, theft, a fine of §i"> and costs, or six months on the chain gang. Frank Waters had previously been sentenced to pay a fine of s■, or six months on the chain gatg. All these criminals are tersons of color. On Monday last the boiler at the saw mill of Mr. Wm. Perry, who lives < n ihe line of Wai te n and Gwinnett coimt es, exploded. Mr. John Periy and a negro man were killed, and two negroes seriously wounded It is said the explosion was caused by inattention to the engine. The water being exhausted, when more was put in the fatal accident took place. The gentleman killed was well known and highly esteemed in the community in which he lived. Athens Chronicle: “On Sunday night last IWm. Mcßae, a farmer living a few miles Watkinsville. was returning home from i. a fatal runaway occurred. He was panied by his wife and two daughters ule became frightened and threw them m the Luggv, and all were more or less 1 Mr. Mcßae died from the effects of uries on Monday night. The ladies, we are not seriously hurt. Mr. Mcßae was citizen, highly esteemed by all, and his ath cast a gloom over the community.” orth county correspondent of the Albany iajs: “Yesterday, one of Weston A Co.'s ers, Mr Jackson Pittman by name, met fatal accident near this place. He was f down a pine tree which, in falling, a dead pine tree, causing it to break and to strike the unfortunate man on the rith such force that it crushed his skull attered his brains. He w as. of course, tly killed by the blow, and died w ithout g hand c r foot. He was a man cf family -aves a widow and four children who ependent on him for support.” ricus Republican: “Milton Wright, a and man. k lled a cow belonging to Dors ng, in Marion county. The meat and ere found in Wright's smoke house, but ied the deed. He was flued one hundred ior six months’ imprisonment Wright ft in a room in the court house in Buena under a colored guard name,! Mich Blan- A Mr. Sank Butt attempted to go into oni where the negro prisoner was. but dered back by the guard. Butt obtained ■ and stabbed Bianford, the guard, twice, i the shoulder and once in the back of the and cut himself severely across the ricus Republican: “The Americus Stock ition and Fair is attracting the attention <mtn, stcck growers, poultry men. •nics, sportsmen, agriculturists and >odjr else, it seems, that has anything having in nearly every State of the . Several fine dramatic companies want pera House; one or two proprietors of the largest menageries and circuses 1 U nion act to buy the privilege of ex ig in the fair grounds during the exhibi ind any number of letters from parties ig stock are daily received by the Prince *' r *, Aonipany regarding the show, the and the stable accommodations.’’ riicether County Vindicator: “Lrst Mon eODr> tl J”r.' |U ' t hr tore sunset. Judge Harris wiftan i eT’ tour in number. „ho *° he brought to the room fOa til** purpose of receiving sen • Am the bailiff in cLarjre got outFi the Ct r tb ? J2 1 ’ h>‘rwell MSdehee : for liberty. Ore of th e guard srii; ed a double-barreled shot-un at the fugi ritbout effect. A lively Chase followed i ended in the pine thi- ket in Mrs Ren field, beyond the tanyard. Judge Harris ms, had written out BurweU’s sentence icing informed of his attempted escape' I another year to the term of penitentiary ;c. making it four year* instead of three first." ’ ?usta Keening Kerrs: “An attempt was ;to wreck the south bound train of the lotte, Columbia and Augusta Road night e .. t' which fortunately miscarried, e turning a curve in a deep cut near ston s. or below Barr's station, the cow the ergi ne st-uck a piece of iron *25 f .<** lf >ng, which bad evidently J* 1 * lrack *th a foal purpose. ll ? lookout. nn<f, seeing nun l befo'e itru rakfB . luiW in time to SU, P tto Whd in this PftVtlUed from jumping J. 11, ESTILL, PROPRIETOR. the track. The rail was thrown from the track by the cow-catcher and injury escaped. There is no clue to the perpetrator.” Quitman Free Press: "A strange and severe case of poisoning occurred in Quitman on Sat urday night last. Boon after supper, on the night mentioned. Major H Jones, big wife and two children were taken suddenly sick and cr mmenced vomiting freely. Dr. Jeiks was sent for. and upon his arrival saw what was j the matter and immedia'ely administered an tidotes for txison. After two or three hours , he succeed'd in bringing them out all O. K.. ; and, with the exc-ption of a good scare, not much the worse f ff. As the Major was the only oue of th- party who ate any supper it is n>t supposed that the poison was in the food, as they were all effected alike. Dr Jeiks is of the opinion that the poison was in the water, but how it came there is a mystery, as there had been nobody but the family on the prem- j ises during the day. and there was no poison about the place that the children cou’d have gotten hold of and dropped in the well.” Florida Affaire. Monticello intends to follow the example of Tallahassee and build a joint stock hotel Pensacola has endorsed the Montgomery compromise of the city debt by a vote of 501 to 22. The gent’emen entrusted with wnting the Fumter county pamphlet are busy collecting all information possible for publication. It is a good move on the part of the live citizens of Sumter, and we hope it may result in much good for them. A good crop of sugar cane will be made in Brevard county this year. The cane now, in many patches,will average a height of ten and twelve feet. llopeville, Hernando county. Is without a Postmaster, so says the Crescent, Mr. Wosley having died suddenly a few days since from heart disease. A colored girl fell from a grape arbor at the Pensacola Navy Yard a few days since, and shortly afterwards died from the effects of it. They are agitating the subject of paving Bay street in Jacksonville. The Union says: "On Tuesday Mr. W. A. Hours’ little three year old daughter fell out of a hammock aid broke her left arm just above the elbow.” Pensacola Mdrance: "Mr. Watts, a citizen of the Naval Reserve, and now in his eighty fifth year, fell down a flight of stairs last Monday morning, and we are sorry to say broke one of his legs.” Florida Lacon: "Two colored boys, resident ■ear Citra, whose names we have been unable to ascertain, were, on Monday last, struck by lightning near Kendrick's mill on the P. R. R. One of the boys died instantly, and the other, it is thought, will recover.’ Jacksonville Union: “Yesterday morning a young man who had been in attendance upon the Mayor's court while coming down the ateps lost his balance and fell to the sidewa x. His head struck the edge of a step, and a se vere gash was cut in the side of his face.” Pensacola Gazette: “A robbery was commit ted at Captain POu's residence a few nights ago by a negro boy, who took a considerable sum of money. He was subsequently arrested by Sheriff Hutchinson, and a portion of the money recovered. He was committed to jail to await the action of the courts.” Pensacola Gazette: “Quite an interesting sight was observed on Government street this morning, when about a hundred stalwart laborer-, ail colored, started for the south bank of Bayou Texar to go to work cn the new railroad. They were engaged at $1 50 per day, they to feed themselves, and seemed cheerful and willing to pitch right in.” Jasper Times: “Last Friday morning a white man by the name of Mobley was carried to i ive Oak and incarcerated in jail to await the next term of Hamilton Circuit Court, to an swer a bill of indictment charging him with a most heinous violation of a State law as well as that of common decency. He was arrested in Echols county, Ga.” Pal at v a Journal: “The new locomotive of the Florida Southern Railway will be here with four new passenger cars between the Ist and 10th prox. The locomotive will weigh twen'y-four tons, and has a driving wheel of forty-one inches. The locomotive was built at the well known works of ‘Baldwin.’ The cars are of latest design and finish, and said to be very handsome." Fernanrina Mirror: "The American bark Sabine, Captain Osborne, was cleared yester day for Montevideo by Mr. C A. Fairchild with a cargo of 585,000 feet of ) ellow pine lum ber. This is said to be the largest cargo of lumber ever shipped from this port. It was manufactured at Mr. Fairchild’s Fennimore Mills at Cedar Key, and is of the very best quality.” Pensacola Gazette : “Another case of care lessness in the handling of kerosene oil was repo-ted to us yesterday, when a lady living on Intendencia street thoughtlessly left a can of the fluid on a hot stove The can t xploded with a loud report, was knocked into smithe reens. and the ignited oil scattered all over th- kitchen. Passers-by rushed into the house, and some of them yelled “F ire!” but the alarm did not become general.” Pa’atka Jourr al: “The freight brought in on last Friday by the City Point was largely for the Oeklawaha river region, and so largely in excess of the u-ual amount that Col Hart was compelled to charter an extra boat to carry the freight up the river. The Astatuta was procured for this purp so. A large amount of the business that formerly was s-nt to Ocala bv the Peninsula Railroad is now going by way of the Oeklawaha and Col Hart’s line of steamers.” Pensacola Advance: “Last Sunday, while across the bay in a sail boat, a man by name McFarland was picked up from the bottom of another craft by Messrs. Frank Bonifay, E. G. Quina and J. D. Brosnaham McFarland was in a stete of intoxication, and had ventured too far from the shore, and being in a condition which rendered him unfit to manage his boat, she naturally capsized. When rescued he was in a fair way of giving up the ghost, but he didn't. On the c- ntrary, he was revived by the spirit —of alcohol ” Fernandina Mirror: “On Tuesday the North bound train on the Transit Railroad met with an accident at a point two miles south of Cal lahan, by which the express and mail cars and one coach were thrown down an embank rnant The cause was a defective rail The cars are not ba ly damaged. There were a number of pas sengers in the coach, none of whom were hurt. Mail Agent LeCain was bruised a little. The accident only delayed the train Tuesday, the repairs to the track being completed in time to allow trains to run on schedule time on Wed nesday.” Jacksonville Union: “Statements were made at ihe conven’ionin this city cf the existence in this State of beds of the phosphates, which are now worked so profitably in South Caro lina If there are such, and they can be found in sufficient quantity within easy range of trans portation, another undeveloped mine of wealth will reward the lucky discoverers. The writer knows of a spot in Alachua county, not far from Gainesville, where almost every stroke of the spade will unearth fossil bones. A num ber of specimens were sent to Professor Wy man, of Harvard University, and were pro nounced by that gentleman to be the bones of the manatee.” Palatka Journal: “ Oscar Register, the cashier of J. J. Ellis, contractor on the Florida Southern Railroad south from Perry’s station, absconded one day last week with fdSO belong ing to Mr. Ellis and a number of his laborers. Register has been entrusted with the money to pay the hands, and while doing so induced some of them to deposit their wages with him, which he kept in a good sized trunk. This trunk with the money was sent to some point on the Transit Road. Register shortly after fol lowing it himself. About J2OO of the money belonged to Mr. Ellis and the balance to his laborers. It is suppose 1 that Register put out for North Carolina, where he formerly re sided.” The Jacksonville Union of Saturday reports very little damage by the storm up to that date. Sign boards were blown down, heavy seas at the bar, and detention of steamers in the river on account of the storm. It says: "About ten o’clock yesterday mornirg the storm si-nal was ordered up. The storm centre was at sea, and could not he located. All day heavy winds from the northeast pre vailed, and at times the gusts would reach a velocity of thirty-six miles per hour, the greatest vtlocity reached since the heavy storms last year, except on one or 'woocca sions since last March. At tw lve o’clock last night the signal was still up. The barometer fell slowly ail day yesterday.” Jacksonville Union: “Wednesday morning a gentleman, occupying, with his family, a house near Burch's brick yard, in La Villa, had occasion to get up about 3 o’clock for the pur p>ie of giving his child a dose of meditine. While preparing the medicine he noticed a light in the back part of the house. Ongoing out he found the building on fire, and a can, containing about three pints of kerosene, so arranged as to drtp on the side of the house, just above the blaze. The fire, not having gained much headway, was ea-ily extinguished aud the oil removed. The fire was unque - tionabiy the work of an incendiary, but there is no direct proof as to who the incendiary was, notwithstanding there are well founded suspicions.” Ocala Suit and Bee: “Capt.F. B Papy. Gen’l Freight Agent, and A. 0 McDonnel. Uen'l Pas senger Agent of the Florida Transit Railroad, were in the city yesterday, to meet with Mr. Gruelle. Superintendent, and Mr. Minger, Gen eral Freight and Passenger Agent of the Flori da Southern Railway, for the purpose of dis cussing rates and passage over their respective roads. After a full and free discussion, an amicable agreement was made, by adopting the present rates of freight of the Florida Transit Road. By this agreement the rates from New \ork. Charleston. Savannah and Jacksonville will be the same by either road. And passenger rates to Jacksonville are tie same viz: $3 50. To other points, the rule of the General Ticket Agent Association which is. that the road having the shortest route or con nection shall name rate, was adopted. Mate rial reductions on building material and kero sene oil was male.” Hamilton County Times: “We learn from Mr. W. T. Jackson, who was in Live Oak on Wednesday, that there was a jail delivery at that place the night previous. However, only two of the prisoners—there were several incar cerated in the jail—made their essipe. One of these was a white man by the name of New uans, charged with bigamy, who was sent from this county, and the other a negro charged with stealing a g Id watch from Mr. J. O. C. Blount, of Live Oak. This bit of news was a aurp- ise to us. as it was only last week that an attempt was mace by some person to liberate them from the outside, necessitating the em ployment of a watchman to guard the jail, and we can’t imagine why the watchman did not prevent the escape himself, or give the alarm for help early enough to prevent any of them from making their escape.” OUT OF HEATHS ARMS. MARVELOUS RALLY OF THE PRESIDENT. Two Days of Steady Cain—Taking Nourish I ii- Fond—Anxiety Dla pelled- Hope Fast disusing to Confidence—His Children at His Hedslde—The Hall moving Down* ward-idle Humors Set at Heat— Hia Hind Clear. Washington, D. C., August 2.— The President has made progress to-day. The progress has been really slight, but in his present condition it has been almost great. Every inch of ad. vancement now is equivalent to a full foot were his frame not so weak and debilitated. The gland is diminishing. The cut made in it to-day, making the third time that the lancet has been used in that dangerous complication, re sulted in a healthy discharge. The im provement noted is one that shows that the blocd poisoning Is being ellmina’cd. With out that elimination there could be no im provement. This evening, when the evening examina tion was made, a rise iu temperature and pulsation had occurred. The figures as an Bounced in the official bulletin caused some alarm. Dr. Agnew, however, explained to the News correspondent the cause of the rise mentioned. He said that it was evident at the dressing of the wound after the issuance of the bulletin that pus had accumulated in the gland to the point of i-ritation. The gland was manipulated and the pus dis charged. Afterwards there was a fall in pulsation and temperature, showing tha 1 the cause thereof had been removed. In short, there Is nothing unfavorable to report in the case. All the symptoms show an Improvement. All the physician* pro nounce Its ultimatum with smlllr.g faces. The members of the Cabinet, perhaps, eagerly reflect these views of the doctors. All are joyful about the White House this evening, Tc-morrow, the sixtieth day, is looked forward to with great Interest. Washington, August 28.—The rallying in the President’s condition, which com menced yesterday afternoon about four o’clock, has continued. He is doing much better than yesterday morning or noon. lie has improved iu Lis general strength, and In appearance he looks much better. He expresses himself as feeling better, and the official announcement is made that he is better than fer a week past. The physicians yesterday at neon pro nounced that it was almost impossible for him to recover without a strong rally. They say to-night that the strong rally has oc curred, and that it continues in his steady advance. His pulse Is better, and does not fluctuate. Ills mind is very clear, showing that the poisoning of the blood is being eliminated, and the glandular swelling, the cause of the recent and most serious re lapse, is being gotton under control. There is no doubt that the President is better to-night than he has been in a week. The food which has been administered to him is assimilating. If his favorable syntp toms continue twenty-four or thirty six hours longer, he will continue to regain strength in a very marked degree. Ills chances are favorable, to say the least. The sixtieth day, which will be next Wednesday, is regarded now as the great crisis to be passed. If he gets through that day all right, he will be on the steady road to recovery. Tue great feeling of anxiety as to final results has disappeared. To night all is again quiet and hopeful. Everybody has again become confident. DK BLISS DECANTS HIS PEAKS. Executive Mansion, 12 m —Dr. Bliss, iu an interview this forenoon with an Asso ciated Press reporter, said that the change since yesterday In the President’s condition is sufficient to justify him in modifying the views then entertained by himself as to the extreme gravity of the crisis, and that he now entertains great hopes of the Presi dent’s ultimate recovery. He said the pus discharged this morning, both from the wound and from the openings In the paro tid gland, Is improved in character, and that the quautity discharged from the latter had increased considerably since yes terday. While the parotid swelling was in a progressive state, the President’s symp toms became more and more alarming, but now that the swelling is subsiding his symp toms are 6teadily improving, and he thought it doubtful whether any further serious trouble would arise from the glandular swelling. DR. BOTNTON CHEERED. 12:30 p. m. —ln an interview with a report er of the Associated Press this forenoon,Dr. Boynton said he felt very much encouraged at the situation this morning. The Presi dent’s mind, he says, is clear, his pulse is steady and he has this morning taken con siderable nourishment, consisting of beef tea and porridge. On Friday last during the day the doctor said he felt that the cate was almost hopeless, but in the evening when he observed that the President’s mind began to clear up, and the patient became rational, his hopes returned. The continued absence of mental distutbance since Friday evening he considers a very hopeful feature; but, more than this, he also thinks that the blood poison is beiug more rapidly eliminated, and, as a result, the food is better assimi lated and is being transformed into richer and purer blood, which, as It circulates through the system, gives new life and vi tality to the President The danger to be ap prehended from glandular complications he thinks was less this morning. At the morning dressing to-day another opening was dis covered, from which there was a satisfac tory discharge. The discharge from the ear and from the incision was also more free than yesterday, and the swelling has sensi bly diminished. On the whole, the doctor said, if these favorable conditions of the mind and stomach continues for a few days, even without resulting iu any increase of strength or vitality, he would feel very hopeful of the ultimate recovery of the President. INCREASED FLOW OF PUS. 12:30 P. m. [Official Bulletin.] —At the morning examination of the President, sev eral yellowish points were observed just below the ear over the swollen parotid gland, and, an incision being made, about a teaspoonful of healthy looking pus escaped. There was also some discharge of pus through the two openings into the ear and the incision mentioned in the previous bulle tins. The wound looks rather le6S indolent than it has been for several days past. Since the morning bulletin there has been a rise of temperature, but little increase in the frequency of the pulse. In other respects no material change has occurred. Pulse 104, temperature 99.5, respiration 18. D. W. Bliss. J. K. Barnes. J. J. Woodward. Robt. Retbukn. Frank 11. Hamilton. D. Hayes Agnew. GOOD WORDS FOR MINISTER LOWELL. Secretary Blaine, at 2 o’clock this after noon, sent the following cablegram: “7b Minister Lowell: The favorable Indica tions in the President’s case have continued since my dispatch of last night. His res piration has grown better, and at this hour (2 p.m.) is nearly normal. The condition of the swollen parotid gland has visibly im proved. A slight increase of fever 19 ob servable, but was not unexpected. His mind continue? clear. The possibilities of recov ery, In the judgment of his surgeons, have increased aud are increasing.” THE IMPROVEMENT MAINTAINED. 2 p m —The favorable indications noted in the noon bulletin are still maintained. CHEERING AND ENCOURAGING. 3 p. m.—Dr. Reyburn, who has just come from the surgeons’ room, says the situation in the sick room is cheerful and encourag ing, and that the favorable conditions of the day are still maintained. THE OUTLOOK HOPEFUL. 6:30 P. m. [Official Bulletin.] —The im provement in the President’s condition de clared yesterday afternoon is still main tained. He continues to take willingly liquid food given by the mouth, aud is apparently digesting It. The stimulants and nutriments given bv enema are also retained. At the evening dressing an increased quantity of healthy looking pus was discharged from the sup purating of the parotid gland, and the ap pearance of the wound has perceptibly changed since the morning dressing. But lit tle rise in temperature or pulse has taken place since noon, and the pulse is percepti bly stronger than at this time yesterday. Pulse 110. temperature 99.7, respiration 20. D. W. Bliss. J. K. Barnes. J. J. Woodward. Robt. Ritburn. F. H. Hamilton. P. Hath Agnew. SAVANNAH, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1881. steadily gaining. 4 p. m.—The information just received from the sick room shows no unfavorable change in the President’s condition. His pulse is reported about the same as at noon, and tbe other symptoms as not materially different. ALL HOPEFUL —SOME CONFIDENT. General Swalm, who has just come from the sick room, telegraphs to a friend in New York as follows; “4:30 p. m —Tbe President continues to improve. His condition is better to-day than it has been any day for a week past. All are hopeful, some confident.” CHEERING WORDS. New York, August 28—The following has just been received : “Executive Mansion, August 2 S.—H. J. J\arson, Jtatmaster, N. Y.: Our hopes are reviving. The favorable conditions con tinue. Up to 2 p. m. nothing discouraging has occurred. “Wm. H. Hunt, “Secretary of the Navy. “Thos. L James, “Postmaster General.” NO STEP BACKWARD. 6:15 p. m —Colonel Corbin, who just came from the President’s room, says the favorable condition of to day is still main tained. 8:30 p. m— Tbe condition of the President continues to be as favorable as at the eve ning examination. DR. HAMILTON LEAVES FOR HOME. 10 p. m —The improved condition of the President, continues. Dr. Hamilton returned to New Y’ork to-night. HOPE GENERAL. The following was sent to-night to Minis ter Lowell by Secretary Blaine: “Tbe con dition of the President at ten o’clock con tinues as favorable as could be expected. Within the past thirty hours his improve ment has g'ven great encouragement to the attending surgeons. He swal lows an adequate supply of liquid food. The parotid swelling discharges frealy and gives promise of marked improvement. His mind Is perfectly clear. He has per haps a little more fever than was antici pated, and his respiration is somewhat abovo the normal. The general feeling is one of hopefulness. Two or three days more of improvement will be needed to in sure confidence.” ANXIETY OF THE WATCHERS. It was evident from the weary and care worn expression of Dr. Bliss’ face when he came out of the surgeons’ room for the first time early this morning that he had passed an almost sleepless night, and that the great nervous strain of the past thirtv-six hours had made its impression even upon his tenacious and vigorous constitution. In a conversation with a reporter of the Associated Press, he said that, he had passed a very anxious night, not so much because he regarded the condition of the Presi dent not one of imminent dangtr but because the slight improvement which had bictme apparent during the afternoon, seemed to Indicate that the patient was perhaps passing a crisis and called then fore for the closest wa'chfulness and the most assiduous care. Seeing the President comfortably s ttled for the night he went, he s 4d, to the sergeons’ room and threw himself on a couch to get a little rest, but he found it impossible to sleep without first satisfying himself wi'.h regard to the extent and significance of the patient’s recent improvement. About 2 o’clock one of the attendants called him, and said that the President was awake. Uoon going into the sick room, he found the slightly improved condition of the afternoon fully maintained. The patient set wed cheerful and better, his mind was perfec'ly clear, and his pulse was steady at about 104 The regular watches taken by General B>*aim, Colonel Rockwell, Dr. Elson and Dr. Boynton were not maintained during the night, for the reason that these attendants were all too anxious to sleep, and none of them were willing to be absent for any great length of time from the s’ck room. They were all present together therefore during most of the night. About five o’clock the President was again sponged all over with alcohol and water, and seemed to be greatly refreshed. His pulse had then fallen to 102. He rested quietly during the remainder of the early morning, and at the 8:30 examina tion his pulse was found to be 100, with temperature and respiration normal. Mrs. Garfield, encouraged bv the Presi dent’s evident improvement, late Saturday evening, and wearied by her previous watching, went to bed before midnight and slept most of the night. She was in the sick room again, however, a' five o’clock in the morning and sat for a while by her hus band’s bedside, fannit g him. After the appearance of the morning bul letin, Dr. Bliss came out of the surgeons’ room again, and said that the President’s symptoms were very favorable and Indicated that he was on the way to recovery. VARIOUS VIEWS. Too much encouragement, however, should not, he thought, be drawn from the present favorable condition, because it was not yet. certain that it would be permanent. Dr. Hamilton, who came out shortly after ward, said that the patient’s symptoms showed a marked improvement. Dr. Boynton, upon being asked by a re porter of the Associated Press, about 10 o’clock, whether he felt encouraged, re piled: “I ieel not only encouraged, but very much encouraged. Gen. Swalm, in answer to the same ques tion. said: “I have been depending on Garfleli’s pluck now for twenty-five years, and 1 Jtell you he is going to get well.” Soon afterward Attorney General Mac- Veagh entered the room of the President’s private secretary and was asked what he thought now of the President’s chances. He said: “Never, until to-day, have 1 seen any rea son to change mv belief that the blood poi soning, which has existed since the first rigors, was still active. I think, however, that there are indications to day that the poison is being eliminated, and I feel great ly encouraged.” STILL MENDINO. • 11 f. m —Dr. Woodward reports at this hour that the President’s condition con tinues favorable. HU temperature has gone down since the evening examinaMon, but his pulse, when last taken, about an hour ago, bad not changed since the 6:30 official bulletin. It is not expected to fall much until after midnight. No unfavor able symptoms of any kind have been observed. AFLOAT AND OFF TUB BREAKERS. About noon Colonel Rockwell, who is ODe of the most hopeful, as well as one of the most unwearied, of the President’s attendants, said to a reporter of the Asso ciated Press that he could see no feature of tbe case which did not show some improve ment. “Of course,” he said, “we must admit that the situation is still very critical, but let us take what the Lord sends us and hope for his recovery.” At 1 p. m., Colonel Corbin telegraphed a friend at Brighton Beach: “Dr. Hamilton says we are £ float and off the breakers.” Although the President’s pulse and tem perature rose slightly during the afternoon, he continued to do well, and at five o’clock General Swalm telegraphed a friend: “The improvement in the President’s condition is still maintained. All are hopeful. Some confident.” HIS CHILDREN AT HIS BEDSIDE. About tbe middle of the afternoon the President expressed a desire to see his daughter Mollie, and when she entered the room and came to his bedside be took her hand and asked about her health. Bhe replied that she was well and inquired how he himself felt. He said: “I am better. Ask your mother if the boys can’t come in.” Soon afterward James came to the bedside and was greeted by his father affectionately. The President’s pulse, however, began to rise with tbe excitement and emotion of bis interview with bis children, and it was thought best not to allow Harry to see him. PUBLIC RESPECT FOR MBS. GARFIELD. Late this afttrnoon Mrs. Garfield and her daughter, Mollie, with Mr. Rudolph and C. R R ckwell, of St. Louis, went out for a drive. Mrs. Garfield looked bright and cheerful, notwithstanding the terrible ner vous strata which she has borne with such unconquerable courage for eight long weeks, and as tbe carriage passed through tbe main gateway on Pennsylvania avenue, around which a crowd of people had lin gered all day, she responded with a bow and a bright emile to the salutations of the guard and to the greetings of one or two acquaintances who were passing in. Someone standing near the gateway cried, “That is Mrs. Gar field,” and, as if by a sudden and spon taneous impulse, almost all the men in the crowd took cff their hats and stood with uncovered heads while tbe carriage passed, as if they wished to show In the only way they could their profound and tender sym pathy with her suffering, and their respect and admiration for her noble courage and undying faith. A TALK WITH DR. BOYNTON. All the members of tbe Cabinet called at the Executive Mansion to-day, many of them repeatedly, and there was rather more than tbe usual number of private callers. The faces of all were brighter and more hopeful, and a general feeling of encour agement seemed to prevail. The evening bulletin was regarded as fairly satisfactory, although the febrile rise was rather more marked than bad been anticipated. Dur ing the evening, however, the President rested quietly, and his fever, by eleven o’clock, had subsided. Iu an Interview with a reporter of the As sociated Press at half-past nine o’clock this evening, Dr. Boynton gave the following statement of the present aspect of the Presi dent’s case: “In my opinion all the patient’s symp toms tonight show a marked im provement. In the first place his mind, which was for a week more or less affected by the impoverished condi tion of his blood, is now perfectly clear and active. Up to Friday night or Saturday mcroing I don’t think his will power bad bad for six or seven days any sustaining in fluence upon his body. He had no strong will power. Since yesterday morning, how ever, there has been in this respect a notice able change. Not only is he more cheerful and hopeful, but his will has recovered Its power of sustained effort, and it is now co-operating with all his vital energies in the struggle of his whole being for life. The condition of his stomach, so far as ability to take food Is concerned, continues good, and I think there is further slight improvement In the processes of assimilation and nutrition. He hss swallowed to day more than thirty ounces of 1 quid nourishment, consisting chit fly of beef juice, peptonized milk and milk porridge, and has had, in addition, two nutritive eDemata. This supply of food is entirely nd> quate, if properly assimilated. He had'a movement of the bowels yesterday and another to day. The evacuations, too, indicated an improvement In digeetlon. The appearance of his wound has not changed a great deal, but the pus discharged by It is better in character. The swollen parotid gland does not seem to me to have quite as threatening an aspect as heretofore, part ly because there seems now to be no danger of sloughing and partly because It is discharging healthy pus more freely through the several openings. It will, how ever, be three or four days before It ceases to be a dangerous feature of the case. The color of the patient’s skin has noticeably improved 6ince the day before yesterday. The ashy pallor which it had then has given place to a more natural tint, and the expression of the face, which was anxious and drawn, shows now more repose. There has also been a slight im provement In respiration. His breathing was very labored Thursday and Friday, but to day It is easier. Taking all these evi dences of improvement into consideration, I ihiDk it is fair to say that the possibility of recovery of yesterday has become a proba bility of to-day. If he continues to assimi late food enough to sustain his strength, and If no new complication arises, I think he has again a fair chance to pull through,” DR. RETBURN’S VIEWS. In an interview with a reporter of the Associated Press at a late hour this evening, Dr. R- yburn said: “The hopes of yesterday have, I think, been fully realized, and I feel greatly ei outraged. The appearance of the patient, I find, is better. The granulation is more perfect, and the pus discharged is less watery. The gland has not changed a great deal. 1 think that by to-morrow morning it will be ready for pricking in another place. At least such are the indications now. It is discharging freely from all the openings,and, although It has not decreased much In size, its tension is somewhat re lieved. Not a single feature of the case has grown worse to-day, and his general condi tion shows a marked improvement.” Postmaster General James returned from New York to-day. REQUESTS TIIAT CANNOT BE COMPLIED WITH. The members of the Cabinet have received a large number of requests from different parts of the country, asking that they ap point a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer for tho President’s recovery. A proclamation of the character asked for is au act of executive power, which, for the Fe leral Government, can properly be exer cised by the President alone. Under exist ing circumstances, any demand for such ob servance must necessarily be answered by the Executives of the several States. OUT OF THE ARMS OF DEATH. Executive Mansion, August 29, 5 i\ m. —Dr. Boynton came from the sick room a short time since, and, in reply to a question, said the President was improving, and all were now hopeful of his ultimate recovery. He was quickly followed by Dr. Bliss, who said that everything was very promising. “The President’s pulse,” said Dr. Bliss, “is uow 104, and Is as soft and natural as could be desired. He is sleeping quietly. His skin is moist, and his face looks bright aud oleasant.” “You regard this recent change as one of the most, miraculous in tne history of sur gery, I dare say?” observed the reporter. “Yes, sir. He went down as near to death’s door on Saturday as ever 1 expect to see a man go without dying, but since then he has picked up marvelously. I con sider that he has now reached a polut where he enters upon the plane of conva lescence, and, If no new complications arise, you will be surprised by the rapidity with which the work of repair will go on In his system.” HOPE CONFIRMED. 8:15 p. m. [Unofficial Bulletin.! —The evening bulletin is generally accepted here as a confirmation of the hopes of the day. The patient’s fever, which was a little high er to-night than last night, has beguu to subside, and all hts symptoms continue to be satisfactory. Dr. Agcew, as he left the Mansion to-night, was asked by a reporter of the Associated Press what he thought of the bulletin. “I think,” he said, “that it is a very fair and accurate statement of the President’s cmditlon.” “And what view do you take of his con dition?” “There is nothing unfavorable about it at all.” RUMORS SET AT REST. 2:30 P. M. — in an interview with a re porter of the Associated Press, at 2:25 p. in., Dr. Bliss said that the President is going along much more evenly to-day than yes terday. The extreme range of his pulse since morning has not exceeded 6 degrees, and It Is now from 102 to 104. The pulse Is also fuller and stronger la character. Yes terday at this hour the patient had a little fever, to day he has none. In reply to questions with regard to re ported accumulation of pus in the lungs, Dr. Bliss said: “We have examined his lungs every day, and they have always been and are now in perfect condition. The re spiratory murmur this morning was clear and natural, and there was not a single Indication of any abnormal symptoms.” The doctor was then questioned In regard to the reported existence of pus in the knee joint. “Who Invents these absurd stories?” he Inquired. “There Is no pus In the knee joint or any where else except In the wound and gland. Pus could not form and be retained without at once affecting the pulse and tempera ture.” “What. Is the condition of the glandular swelling?” asked the reporter; “has it de creased any in size?” “It has. The outline of the gland is no w perceptible, and It is discharging freely. We took out at least a teaspoonful of pus this morning.” “Does the patient continue to take food well?” “Perfectly. He had some chicken broth to-day, and after this a piece of milk toast, and seemed to enjoy and relish them both.” “Do you think he Is better to-day than at the same hour yesterday ?” “I certainly do. His progress to-day has been much more even than yesterday. The expression of his face and the character of his pulse have further improved, and he has thus far had no fever whatever. His pres ent condition is more favorable than at this hour yeaterday.” NO GROUND LOST. 6:30 p. m. [Official Bulletin ]— The daily rise of the President’s temperature began later this afternoon than yesterday, but rose the tenth of a degree higher. The fre quency of his pulse is now the same as this hour yesterday. He has taken willingly the liquid food prescribed during the day. and had besides during the morning a small piece of milk toast. At the evening dress ing a pretty free discharge of heallhly pus took place from the parotid swelling, which Is perceptibly diminishing in size. The wound manifests no material change. Pulse 110, temperature 100,5. respiration 18. D. W. Bliss. J. K Barnes. J. J. Woodward. Kobt. Revburn. D. Hates Agnew. “HOW MANf STATIONS WILL I HAVE TO STOP AT?” 11 30 A m—Dr. Boynton, who was in the sick room the greater part of the night, says the President passed a good night, sleeping most of the time. Hts sleep was more natural than that of any night of the past week. During his Intervals of wake fulness his mind was perfectly clear. Once, about 2 a. in., when awoke and while taking nourishment, he remarked to Dr. Boyntoo, evidently referring to his several relapses: “1 wonder how many more stations 1 will have to stop at?’ IF HE ONLY CAN HOLD HIS OWN. Dr. Boynton says the President looks bet ter and feels better this morning. The doctor’s hope is strengthened this morning, owing to the fact that the President has held hia owu through another day aud night. He will feel contented and satisfied with the continuance of this stationary period for a few days. After that he hopes the work of repair and recuperation will commence. A BASELESS RUMOR. 12:15 p. m. —There was a rumor alloat this morning that an examination had been made of the President’s luDgs, and that un mistakable evidence in the shape of pus accumulations had been discovered of a secondary or pyaemic stage of blood poison ing. In reply to questions asked by a re porter of the Associated Press at noon, Dr. Reyburn said: “Since the President’s condition became so low, we have examined his lungs care fully every day and have always found them healthy. The report that pus cavi ties have formed there is entirely without foundation.” Dr. Boynton, upon being questioned with regard to the same subject, said : “I made an examination of the President’s lungs myself last night and found them all right, and there are no new complications what ever in the President’s case, and no un favorable features which are not already known. He continues to do well.” THE FEVER SUBSIDED. 9:15 p. m —Dr. Bliss reports at this hour that the President’s fever has subsided, and that everything is going along nicely and smoothly. THE CONTAGION OF HOPE SEIZES THE PATIENT., 10 p. m. —lt may be said to night, and without any over statement of the facts, that the improvement in the President’s condition, which began on Sunday last, has continued without any Interruption to the present hour. The attending surgeons, al though they may differ slightly in their views as to the comparative improvement manifested by the separate symptoms, are all agreed that the case, as a whole, shows a marked and decided change for the bet ter, and a change which holds out promise of permanence. The President’s personal attendants seem to take even more sanguine views of his present condition and future prospects than the surgeons, and manifest a hopefulness which verges upon assured confidence. Even the President himself feels this strong current of renewed hope, and his reinvigo rated mental energy co operates more effec tively than ever with his rallying vital pow ers. As stated in the early morning bulletins, the patient had a better night than at any time before since the middle of last week. His sleep was still broken at rather short Intervals, but It was more natural and peaceful than heretofore, for the reason that his general condition was better, and there was less disturbance from the swollen perotid gland. He was sponged off with alcohol aud water every three or four hours, and swallowed liquid nourishment at inter vals of two or three hours during the night. The morning examination showed that the favorable conditions of Sunday were still maintained, and in the judgment of some of the patient’s attendants he was de cidedly better. Another slight incision about half an inch in length, was made at the morning dressing in the patient’s right cheek, and a teaspoonful or more of healthy looking pus from the suppurating g land was liberated. The cutting, slight as it was, gave the pattent some pain, and caused his pulse, which had previously been at 100, to rise to 108 It soon fell back, however, to 104. The patient rested quietly throughout the morning, and his pulse was noticeably steadier thau yester day, ranging from 100 to 104 or 106. When ever he fell asleep his pulse went down to 100. During the process of sponging off, and as often as he was otherwise ex cited or disturbed, it would rise from 4to 6 beats. It was, however, at all times fuli and strong in character. During the morning the patient took his full usual allowance of nourishment, including, how ever, some variations in the shape of chick en broth and milk toast. At the noon examination his pulse was 106, but his temperature and respiration continued to be normal. About half past tw > Dr. Bliss gave to a reporter of the As sociated Press the following statement of the President’s condition at that hour: “I think the President is decidedly better this afternoon than he was yesterday at the same time. He had fever yesterday after noon before this hour. To-day he has none. Of course, he may have, probab’y will have, some before evening, but there is noue yet. His progress has been more even to-day than yesterday. The extreme range of his pulse since morning has not been greater than six beats. The gland is looking bet ter and discharging more freely, and its s'ze has diminished. His skin is moist and natural lu tone. His tongue is clear and 6hows a healthier condition of the mucus membranes. His stomach is assimilating food better and his mind Is perfectly, absolutely clear. Of course all these things give us great en couragement, and while I recognize the fact that the President is still in a danger ous condition, I feel no hesitation in saying that I think the chances now are in favor of his recovery.” FEAR OF BLOOD POISONING LESSENING. The following was sent to-night to Min ister Lowell by Secretary Blaine. “At half past ten to-night the general condition of the President is favorable. Late lu the afternoon his pulse rose to 112 and his tem perature to 100, both a little higher than the surgeons expected. His pulse has now fallen to 108, and fever is subsiding, the parotid swelling is steadily improving, and is at last diminishing in size. Apprehensions of serious blood poisoning grow lest every hour. REVIEW OF THE DAT. With the exception of newspaper men, there were very few callers at the Executive Mansion during the day, and the crowd, which on Saturday and Sunday surrounded the main gateway on Pennsylvania avenue, had entirely disappeared. Occasionally somo personal friend of the President, whose confidence in the latter’s re covery had been so shaken by the events of Fridav aud Saturday that he could not trust without frequent in quiry to the apparent improvement of to day, would enter the Executive Mansion with an anxious expression on his face in search of information. In a very few mo ments, however, he would come out smiling, confident and reassured. The members of the Cabinet were all here this morning, but were so well satisfied with the outlook that they remained only a short time. There was no material change in the President’s condition during the afternoon until about a quarter past four, when the usual febrile rise began, and his tempera ture for the first time since the morning rose above the normal point. His pulse and temperature both reached about their maximum at the evening examination, when they were, respectively, 110 and 100.5. In an interview with a reporter of the As soclated Press, during the preparation of the evening bulletin, Dr. Bliss replied to questions as follows: “What do you think of the condition of the President to-night?” “He Is better. Almost every symptom shows Improvement to a greater or less de gree.” “How are his pulse and temperature?” "His pulse Is the same as last night—llo. His fever is a little higher. It did not come on so early as yesterday, but there is a trifle more of it. 1 don’t regard that fact, how ever, as having any great importance. It is easily enough accounted for.” “In what way?” “There was a good deal of confined pus in the parotid swelling. The patient is very sensitive to the influence of retained pus. As soon as pus accumulates anywhere his temperature shows it. We got it pretty much all out at the evening dressing, but it had already had its effect. The fever will soon subside now.” “How does the glandular swelling look?” “Better than at any time heretofore. Better than I expected it would this morn ing. It has perceptibly diminished in size, and the pus packets are running together. We shall probably make another incision to-morrow, and release another considera ble quantity of pus, which will be reaJy by that time to come out.” “Do you look for a further SpeedV im provement in the condition of the gland?” “I think it will look a good deal better to morrow, but of course it will be several davs before we cease to feel anxious about it.*’ “What is the state of the wound ?” "The wound is doing well. It usually 6hows the most Improvement in the morn ing, but it is looking better even to night. I don’t think that now the President’s life Is In.any direct danger from the wound.” THE BALL CHANGING POSITION. "It Is reported that the ball has changed its location. Is such the case?” "Yes; we think the ball is making its way down deeper into the cavity of pelvis, probably in the direction of the rectum.” "How do you know this?” "We don’t know it, but we think so, and we base our opinion partly on the evidence of touch and partly on the patient’s own sensations.” “Do you regard this downward move ment of the ball as an unfavorable circum stance ?” "Not at all; rather the contrary. It Is very likely that the ball will have to come out some time, and we can get at It in the part of the body toward which it is going as well as we could in its original location.” “There seems to be some difference of opinion, doctor, with regard to the I’real dent's present weight. Secretary Blaine and Dr. Boynton estimate it at about one hun dred and twenty-five pounds. Dr. Agnew on the other hand is reported to have said that he did not believe the President had lost as much flesh as this would indicate.” “I don’t know how much the President weighs, but he has not reached the danger ous limit of emaciation. A man can lose two-fifths of his weight before his life is en dangered. Tbe President has not yet lost as much as that.” In conclusion, Dr. Bliss said that the President bad not an unfavorable symp tom to night, unless his slightly increased fever were taken as such, and that he looked confidently for Improvement to-morrow. All the members of the Cabinet nave been at the Executive Mansion to-night, but all have now, at 11:30, gone home. The Presi dent has rested quietly throughout the eve ning, sleeping most of the time, and his fever has subsided. Dr. Bliss reports his pulse at this hour at about 108, and his tem perature normal or nearly so. DR. HAMILTON AROUSED. New York, August 29.—-Dr. Hamilton told an Associated Press reporter to-night that he should, hereafter, exact of every reporter a copy of what he said before the latter left. He had found sayings quoted that he had never uttered, and if he found that a reporter made use of any expressions beyond copy left, he should decline to ac cord him a second interview. The reporter then asked: “Are you re ported correctly in the evening paper to day that you had no doubt whatever but that the President would recover?” Dr. Hamilton—“No, sir. I would not say that of any patient, and much less of the President, of whose case it is peculiarly difficult to make a safe prognosis. The reporter misunderstood me. I said I be lieved he would get well, but that belief is not an absolute assurance. It is simply my faith. A PRELATE’S PRAISE OF THE PRESIDENT. London, August 29 —The Bishop of Ten nessee, preaching at Seaford, in Sussex, on Sunday, referred to the spirit which is abroad in the world to put down all au thority. The dying President was a Chris tian who before the world dared to take 6in by the throat. He was a man who might be killed but not reduced from right. A CINCINNATI HORROR. Fire In a Cheap Lodging House- Several Persons Suffocated. Cincinnati, August 28.—A fire this morn ing on Court street, insignificant as a fire, and immediately discovered and promptly extinguished, was terrible in its results, owing to bad means of escape from the upper stories of the building. The fire started in bales of hay and straw in a feed store in one of the ground floor apartments of a four story brick bulldlDg, the upper stories of which were used for cheap lodg ing rooms. From the feed store au open chute or inclosed hatchway extended to the fourth floor of the building, up which hot air and smoke were conveyed. Seven per sons sleeping in the fourth floor rooms were badly suffocated, one of whom lost his life in jumping from a fourth story window. PERILS OF THE RAIL. Fatal Smash Up In Alabama. Selma, Ala , August 29 —An Eist bound freight train on the Alabama Central divis ion of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad ran into an open switch at Faunsdale on Sunday morning at three o’clock and collided with a construction train on a side track. The engine and a number of freight cars of the freight train were wrecked. Engineer Chas. Craue lost both legs and died in a few hours. The fireman was badly scalded and has died since. The Coro ier’s jury to-day rendered a verdict of death caused by malicious mischief of some un known person, who had opened the switch. FRANCE IN AFRICA. A Battle wltlk Arab Insurgents. Paris, August 28. —With reference to the report from Tunis of an engagement be tween the French troops near Hammatte and Arabs, an official telegram states that Col. CarrearJ on raising camp at Erbaine on Friday last, to march to Hammatte, was attacked by a body of 12,000 mounted Arabs. The French loss was trifling, but the Arabs lost fifteen dead and a Dumber of wounded on the field. Col. Carreard has suspended hi 6 advance until he can ascer tain the disposition of the people of Ham matte. It is desirable to occupy that dis trict, as It will always afford facilities for the disembarkation of troops. STRUCK ON A ROCK. A Mound Steamer’s Peril—No Lives Lost. New York, August 29.—The steamboat State of New York, plying between Hart ford and New York, which left Hartford at four o’clock on Sunday afternoon, struck on a rock near Goodspeed’s Landing, half way between Saybrook Point and Hartford, about nine o’clock last night. She was im mediately run ashore, and lies there with her stern under water. No panic ensued, and no lives were lost. Her passenger list could not be ascertained. The New York Stock Market. New York, August 29.—The stock mar ket opened strong and % to 2 per cent, higher, the latter for Norfolk and Western preferred, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Louisville and Nashville, Missouri Pacific,Nashville and Chattanooga, Texas Pacific, Wabash Pacific, preferred, being also prominent in the improvement. In the early dealings there was a further advance of % to % per cent., which was followed by a reaction of K to 1 per cent., but toward noon the market again became strong, and an advance took place ranging from to 1)4 P er cent, from the lowest figures of the morning, Denver and Rio Grande, Texas Pacific, Reading, Western Union, Kansas and Texas, Granger stocks and Wabash Pacific preferred leading the upward movement. During the afternoon speculation was dull, but generally firm until near the close, when a slight reaction took place, and the final sales were at a fractional decline from the highest figures of the day. Sales aggregated 303,815 shares, The Coming Cotton Crop Estimated at 5,000,000 Bales. Chicago, August 29—Messrs. 8. H. Richardson, and Gilbert & Brega, commis sion merchants, have been making a thorough and systematic inquiry into the condition of the cotton crop. They re ceived the latter part of last week tele graphic advices from about sixty cor respondents stationed at different points In the South, and they are published this marning in the Times. From the data at his command, Mr. Richardson estimates that the entire crop of 1881 will not exceed 5,000,000, or 150,000 bales below that of last year. In this he Is sustained by the views of cotton experts in producing regions, though the Mobile Board of Trade estimates the yield at 6,000,000 bales. Storm Tossed Vessels, Charleston, August 29 —The brig Max, from St. Nazalre for Wilmington, N. C.,was blown off her course, and put into this port to-day with slight injuiy. Tbe schooner M. C. Mosely, from Boston, brought the crew of the Swedish bark Harold, from Mobile for Southampton, abandoned. A Timely Warning, or the Expe rience of a Minister. If you suffer from general debility, brought on by too close application to busi ness and excessive brain work, or from In creasing prostration and sinking spells, that even a rest or removal of the cause will not relieve, make haste to do as did a reverend friend of ours. He secured from his drug gist a bottle of Biown’s Iron Bitters, having heard of its merit from a physician, who told him not to take any other Bitters or Tonic, for with the exception of Brown’s Iron Bitters they all contained alcohol, and had failed to give bis patient* lasting re lief, nor should he take anv other prepara tion of Iron, for with the exception of Brown’s Iron Bitters, they all blackened the teeth, and often gave headache, which Brown’s Iron Bitters never did, but in fact cured headache. The effect was most satis factory ; be immediately realized wonderful results. His old energy returned, his natu ral force came back, and he felt himself altogether anew man, full of health, strength and vigor, and he has continued to remain so ever since. Now he recommends Brown’s Iron Bitters to all his friends, which we unhesitatingly do to all our read ers,— QUM. ESTABLISHED 1850.* FLASHES FROM ATLANTA. PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLA TURE. The Work of Two Days—Off for Cin cinnati to Help Colonel Cole—Sen ator Hill on Hr. Beck’* Proposi tion—Governor Brown’s Crop Ob servations—Tlie Capital Gets a Taste of tbe Cyclone—Death of Hon. Peterson Tbweatt. Atlanta, August 27. —In the House Rev. Dr. John Jones, the Chaplain, In hla open ing prayer, offered up a fervent petition in behalf of President Garfield. Bills for third reading were taken up for final action. The resolution authorising the Treasurer to pay full salary to the deceased members’ families—those of the late Hon. A. J. Han sel!, of Cobb, and Hon. John Wilcox, of Telfair—was passed. The resolution to authorize Hon. W. H. Harrison, of Stewart county, to publish the law 6 of the present session of the General Assembly, the Btate to take three hundred copies for public officials, was passed. The resolution to require the State Treas urer to keep separate and record In a sepa rate book all funds arising from the sale of the State property, and only apply the same to the payment of the public debt, was passed. The bill applying all special tax moneys to the public school fund of the State was taken up. Mr. Miller, of Houston, asked that this bill be recommitted to the Finance Committee, which was granted. The bill allowing Americus to raise $5,000, by Issuing bonds, with which to buy anew fire engine for that city, was passed. The bill to regulate the practice in the Supreme Court as to writs of error was passed by substitute. The bill to amend the act creating a Board of Commissioners for Chattooga county was passed. The bill to amend the charter of the Sa vannah, Florida and Western Railway, in creasing the capital stock and extending the road, was passed by substitute. The bill to submit to a vote of the citizens of Gwinnett county the question of liquor or no liquor, was passed. The bill to prevent the sale or receipt of seed cotton between sunset and sunrise. On the call of the roll, after debate, the bill was lost, only 86yeas being recorded. Hon. N. L. Hutchins, of Gwinnett, rose to a personal explanation and stated that the editorial in the OouslUution of this me ru ing as to his action and views on tbe Cole charter, was a perversion of facts and abso lutely untrue. He opposed the charier be cause it would depreciate the value of the State’s property in the Western and Atlan tic Railroad, but belDg one of the lessees he did not vote against tbe bill. Hon. M. P. Reese, of Wilkes, followed in a similar explanation, and said the reference to him was utterly untrue. He was not op posed to a fair charter, but did not think Col. Cole should be allowed to condemn three miles of any other railroad. He was a friend to the Cole enterprise and voted for the bill. After some discussion the House adopted an amended resolution to have afternoon sessions, except on Saturdays, from four o’clock to six o’clock, and night sessions for special orders when so desired. This will expedite business and secure an earlier adjournment. The Governor has signed tbe bill to amend the fence law so that fiftv freeholders in any county can petition the Ordinary to order the vote on “fence” or “no fence.” SENATE PROCEEDINGS. The convict lease bill was reported from the committee with the recommendation that it do not pass. Senator Westbrook, of Dougherty, pre sented a minority report in favor of the bill, and earnestly advocated its adoption. Senator Hackett spoke in favor of the majority report, after which, on motion of Senator Guerry, the further discussion of the matter was postponed until Monday. The bill changing and regulating tbe calendar of the' Eastern Judicial Circuit was passed. NEW BUSINESS. Senator Guerry Introduced a resolution that the Finance Committee be requested to report on the expediency of suspending the collection of taxes for 1881. [ls the country growing richer when such a resolution is adopted by the Senate ?] Senator Hawes introduced a bill pro viding for an Assistant Keeper of the Peni tentiary. Also, a bill prohibiting corporeal punishment in convict camps except by the lessee himself or by someone appointed by him and approved by the Governor. Also", a bill providing that when a convict is dis charged he shall be furnished free transpor tation to the county from which he wa6 sent. These bills look to the defeat of the con vict lease bill, providing for a board of managers, and propose to supply a remedy for some of the evils complained of in the present system. Colonel Peterson Thweatt died here this morning at a very early hour, after an illness of some three weeks, attended by his sisters and his son, Alexander H. Stephens Thweatt. His remains will be taken to Milledgevllle to-night to be buried beside those of his de ceased wife. Atlanta, August 29.—Mayor English, President Crane, of the Board of Trade. Hon. E. P. Howell, of the Constitution, Dr. R. D. Spalding and others, left this after noon for Cincinnati to represent Atlanta and the Board of Trade in behalf of Col. Cole’s bid for the Cincinnati Southern Rail road. No stone will be left unturned to aid him in securing this much sought prize. There was a heavy wind storm all night, with a very light drizzle occasionally. There has been heavy rain and wind since noon. Senator Hill opposes Mr. Beck’s proposi tion to elect Mr. Anthony, and wants a Democrat and no more concessions. He thinks Arthur will do well, though Conk ling may be his adviser. Senator Brown has just come back from Arkansas, and reports shorter crops than he ever before knew all along the route, and in Georgia he has never seen such poor prospects ahead for provisions for man and beast. He recommends that all corn not in ear with dead or dying tassel be cut and saved for fodder. Reports from all sections confirm Senator Brown’s views, and suggest immediate action on the part of the farmers to gave all tbe fodder possible, and plant turnips, etc., in large quantities. In the House, Mr. Hightower, of Stewart, moved to reconsider the action of the House last Saturday, on the bill prohibiting the sale of seed cotton after dark. Representative Wilson, colored, of Cam den, was opposed to the bill or its reconsid eration. Mr. James, of Douglass, favored It, and the reconsideration was granted by almost unanimous consent. On a call of counties, Mr. Hester, of Dougherty, offered a resolution to author ize the Governor to secure a survey of cer tain streams in Baker, Terrell and Dougher ty counties, and to drain lands contiguous Mr. Garrard, of Muscogee, introduced a bill to regulate the manner of Incorporating steamships or steamboat companies. Mr. Wingfield, of Putnam—A bill to re strict the running of live stock at large in Putnam county on the lands of another. Mr. Hightower, of Stewart, by request—A bill repealing section 3723 of the Code of 1873. The following bills were put on third reading: Increasing the liquor license in Camden county; passed. Repealing the registration laws in Camden county; passed. Regulating equity practice; passed in the shape of a substitute. Amending section 4,194 of the Code of 1873; substitute also, amended by Mr. Basinger. Amending the general tax act so as to exempt loan and building associations from taxation, as therein provided; passed la the shape of a substitute. Creating a Board of Health for Macon; passed. Requiring Clerks of City and Superior Courts to record at once certain papers and documents; passed Defining tbe limits of militia districts out side Savannah in Chatham county; passed. Conferring police powers upon conductors of freight and passenger trains, to keep or der and for other purposes on their trains; passed. Authorizing the electrotyping of all future Georgia reports: referred to the Finance Committee. Authorising the peo ple of Glynn county to vote on tbe liquor question; passed. A number of local bills were also passed. The bill providing for the new capital was made a special order for Thursday. The bill to appropriate twenty thousand dollars to Dahlonega College, a special order for Friday. The Finance Committee have reported favorably on the bill returning tax paid the Comptroller General by several Insurance companies. The House read a number of bills a sec ond time during the afternoon session. 33HATB PROCEEDINGS. In the Senate the general railroad bill regulating the building and consolidation of railroads, and for otbef purposes, was passed. The House bill on the convict lease was resumed, and the debate continued till noon. Mr. Westbrook opposed the majoilty re port against the bill and earnestly adv ocated its passage. Mr. Haines sustained the report in a lengthy and earnest speech, and the report was adopted and the bill lost. Teas 545, nays 5. The storm here has passed away. The Sunday Telegram containing an account of the storm in Savannah was eagerly soufiht after this morning, and created grsat ex citement among Representatives from South Georgia. Weallier Indications. Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash ington, D. C., August 29. —Indications for Tuesday: In the South Atlantic St ates, fair weather, winds mostly easterly, stationary or higher temperature and pressure. In the Middle Atlantic States, fair weath er, light variable winds, mostly southerly, stationary temperature and pressure. In the Gulf States fair weather, winds mostly southerly, stationary or higher tem perature and pressure. In Tennessee and the Ohio valley, partly cloudy weather, local rains, winds mostly southeasterly, stationary or higher tempera ture and pressure. Valuable Hills Burned. Pittseurg, Pa., August 29.— Intelligence from the fire at Beaver Falls says: "Melon & Son’s flour mill, the Pittsburg Hinge Works and the Beaver Falls Steel Works were entirely consumed. The flames were first discovered in the flour mill, which was a frame building, and spread rapidly on ac count of the prevailing dry weather. The total loss on the buildings and stock will reach $140,000, which Is fully covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is not known.” Charleston's Lights and Rueyi. Charleston, 8. C., August 29.—The light, ship on Rattlesnake Shoals broke loose from her moorings during the gale on Sat urday, and is now anchored in six fathoms of water, southeast of Fort Snmter, three miles nearer Charleston than when in her former position. The sea buoy cif Charles ton has drifted cif. The Folly Island and outer bar buoy has been dragge 1 out of po sition about a quarter of a mile eastward. Cotton Fire In New Orleans. New Orleans, August 29.— A fire oc curred to day among the cotton stored be tween decks on tbe steamer Serra. The extent of the damage is not yet known. The steamer has four thousand bales on board, fully insured. The fire is believed to have been of incendiary origin. Killed While Stealing Corn. Danville, Va., August 28.— Friday night Lazirus Dicks, a factory negro, while in the act of robbing a corn field a few miles from Danville, was shot and instantly killed by Logau Yancey, a negro, living on the farm. ►-*— Marvin in Richmond Jail. Richmond, August 23.—' Thos. A. Marvin alias Morton, etc., tbe swindler and biga mist, arrived here to-day and was safely lodged in jail. He will be brought before the Police Court to morrow. A Bark from Darien Wrecked. St. John’s, N. B , August 29 —The brig antine Herbert J. Olive, of and for this port from Darien, is reported totally wrecked off Brier Island, aud her crew sick. The Head of tke Jesuit’s 111. London, August 29.—1 t is stated, from Rome, that Father Beck, Vicar General of tke Jesuits, Is dangerously ill. Col. Sam Bran nan’s Sonora Colony. Neiv Orleans Democrat. For five long decades the Mexican people had viewed with suspicion every project for the colonization of the fron tier portions of their beautiful republic that emanated from enterprisiugJADglo Americans. The bitter struggle that followed the colonization of "Texas by Austin and others had rendered them jealous and distrustful. No Mexican statesman, during the last half century, dared to propose such a scheme to his countrymen, nor was it until that liberal aud enlightened soldier, General Manuel Gonzalez, assumed the reins of govern ment that any such project could be en tertained. Col. Samuel Brennan, of San Francis co, an erstwhile Mormon chieftain, and later a heavy real estate holder in the Golden City, has obtained a grant of land in the rich State of Sonont for the establishment of an American colony. The grant consists of eighty-four square leagues,or 373,296 acres of laud. The tract is situated iu the interior of the great State, on the Yaqui river, in a region now infested by some of tbe most blood thirsty tribes of savages that roam over Northern Mexico. But if the prox imity of the Hill Apachet aud the gallant Comanches and Mescalero Indians may menace the peace and perhaps the suc cess of the future American settlement, the fertility of the land and the salubrity of the climate will overbalance any dis advantages which might affright or dis hearten a timid colonist. In this delightful region vast plains of the most fertile soil under heaven are beautified by tbe waters of numerous little streams that empty into tbe Yaqui river. The surface of the country is strewn with tbe ruins of once prosper ous villages, hamlets and haciendas, that six or seven decades ago were de stroyed by the savages who poured into the plain from the distant mountain ranges. The sand and gravel deposits, which constitute the bed of the muddy and turbulent Yaqui river, are impreg nated with gold that for unnumbered ages bss washed down from the adjacent foothills. From its source to its mouth the banks of this river have, since the Spanish con quest of the country, been noted for their rich placer diggings, while under the Spanish rule they were worked for many years with great profit. The banks of the Yaqui are low; by consequence the irrigation of the wide plains through which it runs is a matter of easy accom plishment. Wheat, rye, oats and In dian corn will yield almost fabulous har vests in a soil and climate that are con genial to the production of semi-tropic fruits and vegetation; for the apple flourishes beside the tamarind, and the banana yields its golden harvest in com pany with the cherry and the pear. This fertile region,* now a deserted waste, will quickly bloom under the vigorous impulsion given by a hundred strong American arms, while the repeat ing rifles and the six-shooting metalic cartridge pistols of the sturdy colonists will soon drive the murderous Hill Apaches and the desperate Comanches back to their fortresses amid the snow covered mountains. The granting of this colonization privilege to an American marks anew era in the policy of Mexican statesmen. It proves that the jealousy and dislike with which Americans have, for the last five decades, been regarded by their Southern neighbors have vanished, and that a sentiment of regard and good feel ing now sways millions of hearts that, but a few years ago, pulsated with sin cere hatred for the North American peo ple. The best etrengthener of mind and body is Brown’s Iron Bitters. It is very soothing ad refreshing In ils effects. gotsfor. >i w ?|||3 *4KIH c POWDER Absolutely Pure. 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