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OFFICIAL .JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OF THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS. VOL. II--NO. 245. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1878. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. YELLOW FEVER. PROGRESS OF THE SCOURGE YES TERDAY. Continued Spread of the Disease at Vicksburg-Physicians and Nurses Sadly Needed. [Special to the Democrat.] VICKSBUGnc, Aug. 23.-There is no telling --wn we-- may liok for'a decline in the fever in ohr city. It is rapidly increasing every hour. Physicians say the number now down will reach fully 600. New cases for the past twenty-four hours are estimated at seventy five. The suffering among the poor whites and negroes is beyond description. In some local ities many of the corpses turn black and show a blue spot in the flesh. |Since my last report two more of our phy sicians are down-one from the fever (Dr. Booth, of the Hill City Infirmary,) and Dr. Hunt from exhaustion. The latter expects to be at his post again in a few days. Unless help in the way of physicians and competent and experienced nurses soon ar rive we will be a (loomed community. G. W. R. Monroe Increases Her Vigilance to Prevent Infection. [Special to the Democrat.] MONRoE, La., Aug. 23.-Monroe is perfectly healthy, but to preservo the same she has been compelled to organize an armed and mounted police for both day and night duty. A meeting of the police jury sanctions this and provides for a 'parish police. C. KELLER. The Fever Spreading at Memphis and De clared to be Epidemic by the Board of Health-Some of the Prominent Victims. MEMPIIs, Aug. 23.--The yellow fever plague continues without signs of abatement. The Charleston Railroad depot and vicinity is now within the infected air. Cases are also reported at 418 Shelby street, on De Soto and Linden streets, and at the Exposition build ing on Court street. At this rate the entire city will soon be enveloped with the malarial poison. Among death's victims to-day was Hon. John Rousheaux, member of the State Legis lature, who was on the street, well, less than two days ago. Another death is that of Au gustus Anderson, proprietor of the Avalanche. J. Hill died at the Worsham House this morn ing. As yet none have been attacked at or about the Peabody Hotel. Mr. J. C. Forbes was de cently buried by the Howards this morning. A servant at United States Senator Isham G. Harris' residence, on Exchange street, was attacked to-day. Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hollings are also down. Gen. Smith, a Howard on duty at Grenada for twelve days plast, was brought up from there last night quite sick with fever. Gen. Smith is Collector of this port, and he Is care fully nursed at his rooms on Madison street. The Howards have live nurses down with fever; none of their members, except Smith, have yet been attacked. Gen. Smith and Major Anderson have been at Grenada since the fever broke out. The rest, thirteen in num . r on duty here. _They were strength Ssed h ` :ýen n A. T. Cook, U. A. Rearhart and Rev. Dr. Bo.gs, all of whom are on active duty, and have gone among the Eiek. The movement of people from infected dis tricts has been going on quit; slowly to-day. The citizens' committee favored their forci ble removal to tents in camps. The board of health declared the fever epidemic to-day. It had as well have been done a full week since. The weather is beautiful and the air breezy. but every breath is freighted with pestilence. Report of the Howard Association. MEMI'HIS, Aug. 23.-The Howardis to-night report a large increase of new cases, and their death list reaches eighty-two in all since Saturday last. Mr. John C. Rogers is dying. Drs. Marble and Frayzer are both down. The Howards employed two more physicians this evening. They are short of nurses, eight or ten of their force being down with fever. Reports from Vicksburg, Grenada, Jack son. Canton, Summit and Port Gibson. NEW YORC , Aug. 23.--A Grenada, Miss., special says: The situation yesterday was more hopeful and encouraging than that of any other part of this week. The weather was clear, fair and warm, the best weather for the treatment of the disease. Physicians, the sick and dying, were given new life and hope yesterday at the appearance of twenty addi tional nurses from New Orleans. They had come here in answer to a call sent to the Howard Association on Tuesday last, asking for more assistance. Of these twenty nurses, four are white men, accompanied by eleven white and five black women. They had no fear of the disease, even in its most malignant type, and at once set to work to nurse and help the sick and (lying. In the last report mention was made of fifty negroes who were prostrated. Yesterday added to the list, making sixty in all. These negroes when the fever first broke out here, with few excep tions, refused to wait upon the sick and dying. They laughed at the disease, saying that it never rode a nigger. Since Thursday night, however, it went through their ranks like wildfire, and yesterday those who are well and who before considered themselves plague-proof were fleeing in terrorfrom the place. There have been 115 deaths to ate. The outlook was more encouraging last night. The situation in Canton is also much more encouraging. The fever there is not of such a malignant type as that in Grenada. In the country, four miles west of Summit, Miss., a town of 3000 inhabitants, 186 miles south of Grenada and eighty-eight miles south of Canton, the fever broke out,and eight persons are prostrated. The fever was Im ported by refuge.es from New Orleans. At Jackson, Miss., 111 miles south of Gre nada, a great many have left the place, while others are ready to leave. Railroad men are suffering, owing to the rules and regulations of various towns which have quarantined. At Port Gibson, Miss., ninety cases and five deaths are reported. Eight nurses arrived from New Orleans. The people are in great want and distress. At Vicksburg, Miss., the sexton's report shows a decrease in the number of deaths, there being fourteen for the past twenty-four hours; but the increase in new cases is fear ful, there being at least sixty for yesterday. In one block seventeen new cases are reported, sixteen colored and one white. Physicians es timate 200 cases of fever not under treatment or reported. There have been nearly 500 cases to date. The weather was unfavorable yes terday. New Orleans and Galveston have been telegraphed to for help. The sltuation at Grenada-A Graphic De scription of Destitution and Death. CI~TINNATI, Aug. 23.-A special dispatch to the Cincinnati Enquirer from Grenada, Miss., August 22, says: Truly we feel like a God forsaken people, and to-night our little band feels that every man is doomed. In the midst of our deepest troubles, when most needed, brave and untiring Gen. W. J. Smith, vice president of the Howard Association of )emphis, was stricken down with the fever, which nearly sent a death-blow to all hope to the noble little brotherhood of Spartans hero ically battling for the (lear lives of the strick en and deserted people in this hour of deep calamity. It is useless to attempt to describe the state of affairs to-night. The trains pass by us as though we were convicts. Not a new face have we seen for days, nor will we hereafter. I will be compelled to get my death list from the grave diggers, as we are now so disorganized that information is un attainable. The Secretary of War telegraphed the relief committee that 200 tents had been sent here. The question is, who will put them up? You can't ind a mtan tbatis not nur&ing, and, in short, there are not twenty active men in this town to-night. We are lost; there is no doubt of it, Who would dare enter this char nel house? When the special train that was sent in here to carry Gen. Smith to Memphis left, it seemed all hope was gone, and to-night the agony of the stricken, suffering for ice water and attention, and calling for help, can better ie imagined than described. There is one brave man about thirty miles from here, who is doing immense service to these alflicted people, and his name should be handed down to posterity. It is the special reporter of the New York Herald, and he is bold enough to date his specials from Gre nada, and hourly annoys our poor over worked operators for news. Dispatches are sent to him here inquiring of his health, etc. Please notify the world that we don't know him as he has never dared to enter our little circle. Every well nose is familiar, and a stranger would shirk us. We have the bravest little band the sun ever shone upon, and consequently admire the bravery, the charity of this sphynx, whose headquarters are at Water Valley, instead of being with the suffering. A More Favorable R port--Subscriptions In New York. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-Dispatches report that fewer cases of yellow fever are reported for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight last night, although the disease seems to be spreading in Mississippi and Memphis. The government will send a large number of rations to Grenada. Large subscription.s continue for the infect ed districts. Over $3000 were raised in this city yesterday. The New York Chamber of Commerce and the Fever. NEw YOiK, Aug. 23.-A meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held to-day, President Babcock in the chair, to organize measures for the relief of yellow fever suf ferers in the South. Gen. IBussey, president of the New Orleans Chamber, made a brief address on the subject of the spread of the disease in New Orleans, and made an earnest appeal for aid for the afflicted. On motion, a committee was appointed to solicit and receive subscriptions and dis tribute the funds collected among the cities and districts afflicted by the fever. The meeting then adjourned. The Brooklyn Face. BnOOKLYN, Aug. 23.--Wm. Shultz, the yel low fever patient who was removed to quar antine Wednesday, died last night. He was employed as a laborer at quarantine, and it is supposed contractedl the disease while un loading a cargo of log wood last Saturday. PEA( EABLE AND READY TO MOVE. The Red Cloud and *potted Tall Sloux Report of the Indian Commission. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.--Gen. D. S. Stanley, U. S. A., Hon. J. M. Haworth, IHon. A. L. Riggs and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hoyt, the Sioux commission, had a confer ence with the President this morning. Major Obierne, who accompanied the commission West as correspondent, was also present. A general conversation was had about the re moval of the Spotted Tail and Red Cloud In dians, and the members of the commission gave the President a general outline of the report which they would make. The princi pal recommendation of this report will be that the Red Cloud Indians be removed to White Clay creek and Spotted Tail located on the Rosebud; that a general depot for both be located on the Missouri river below White river, and that the names of the agencies be changed to ()gallalla and Rosebud. The President inquired as to the water on the new reservations and the conditions of the country. He expressed gratification when he learned that the country was excellent for In dians in all respects. In reply to his inquiries if there would be any trouble in the removal, answers were given that there would not be. The Indians are per fectly peaceable, and there would be no trou ble with them. Recent reports to the contra ry were sensational. The only cause for trou ble would be the failure of the government to carry out its agreement. This would be done promptly. ,Commissioner Hoyt assured the President that there would be no unnecessary delay. Three millions five hundred pounds of freight had already been purchased and was ready to be shipped to them. The President expressed himself satisfied with the work of the commission, and that body withdrew. The War Department directs that the su perintending general of the recruiting ser vice will cause seventy-five recruits to be pre pared and forwarded under proper charge to Omaha Barracks, where they on arrival will be reported to the commanding officer of the Ninth Infantry for assignment to companies A, D, F and K of his regiment. The Railroad C-nterence-New Rates Adopted. SARATOrA, Aug. 23.-The railroad confer ence met at 12 o'clock to-day. It was agreed to advance East bound freight rates from all Western points on the basis of thirty-five cents from Chicago on grain and flour. Rates were also increased five cents per hundred pounds on all fourth class freight. The divi sion of live stock freights from St. Louis was agreed to be settled by arbitration. It was determined to discontinue the practice of re turn passes for attendants of stock shipments, commencing from September 1. The passen ger rates East from St. Louis, on which there has been so much cutting, were restored to the regular schedule figures. The reformation of the passenger commis sion abuse will save the roads $3,000,000 per annum. The enormous amount has not been paid for business, but simply for neutrality. The advance in freight rates does not quite bring them up to those obtained last year. Over twenty controlling roads are repre sented, including all lines east from St. Louis and Chicago, all trunk lines, and the most important New England roads. The whole conference has been very harmonious, every body showing a spirit of concession and a dis position to obtain fair rates without oppress ing the public. It will probably continue its sessions for two or three days. Union Pacific Land Grant Bonds. Naw YOVRK, Aug. 23.-The statement issued by the Union Pacific Railroad Company shows sales from January 1 to August 13. 1878, ofe 1,567,672 acres of land. These sales have pro vided for the cancellation of $8,133,502 66 of the land grant bonds, leaving in the company's hands 11,232,328 acres for the unprovided bal ance of $2,266,497 34. James and Roscoe to Canvass Illinois CHICAGo, August 23.-Hon. J. G. Blaine and HIon. Roscoe C,,nkling have been invited to speak in this State during the coming cam paign. They are to speak at Chicago, Bloom ington, Springfield and other leading cities. Coin and Currency in the Treasury. WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.-Coin balance in the treasury at the close of business to-day $235, 589,000, showing an increase of $28.382.000 since the close of business on the thirty-flrst of July. The currency balance was $4,539, 030, an increase of nearly $3,000,000 during the same period. TIlE POTTER INQUIRY. MAJOR BURKE AGAIN ON THE STAND. An Interesting Letter-The Wiltness Horne Will Testify After He Has Looked Over Certain Telegrams and Papers. NEw YoRIK, Aug. 23.-There was a large at tendance of spectators to witness the pro ceedings of the Potter committee to-day. When the session opened no reply had been received from Gov. Young, of Ohio, though one was subsequently received. The witnessWmin. E. Horne, said it had not been his purpose to appear here as a witness. His refusal to testify to all that transpired at the time of the electoral commission was principally because there had been an ex haustive review of the whole subject by Major Burke. So far as witness knew the facts they were fairly stated by Burke. Wit ness would at some future time, after pre paration, tell all lie knew. He had full and daily dispatches of all that occurred at Washington to Gov. Young, who had been kind enough to say they were exact, and that all of them were at the time shown to Gov. Hayes. lie did ndt mean, in refusing to answer yes terday, that he had any knowledge which he was withholding. He was willing, as soon as he got his telegrams and papers, and re viewed them, to come before the committee and testify fully. Until then he desired to be excused. In answer to Chairman Potter, witness said he was at present an attache of the Surgeon General's office, on clerical duty. He was then excused for the present, and Major Burke resumed the stand. Butler took up the examination upon th' legal case of Louisiana. Witness was exam ined at length relative to the laws governing the Returning Board and Legislature. Wit ness gradually went over the ground so often gone over in previous sittings of the commit tee, relative to the inauguration of the Nicholls Legislature, the claims by the Re turning Board, etc., taking much time but giving no new facts. Witness was thenrexamined as to certain dispatches sent to Mr. Horne and others rela tive to Louisiana affairs. Mr. Butler took a letter from a package handed him by witness yesterday. The sig nature was torn. Burke said it was a private letter, and did not kinow it was in the pack age. He would not reveal the name of the writer unless his consent was given. He would telegraph asking the writer's consent to disclose his name. Butler then proceeded to read the letter, as follows : IConfidential.] HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, V ashington. March 5 1877. Dear Mojor-I inclosed your two telegrams received this morning. I underlstand a note from you was left at my house early in the day, but I have not been able to find it. I think there will be dilficulty, not only in the formation of a Cabinet, but in its first se's sions, however formed, on the Louisiana question. Sherman will make the fight. He represenits the party and will look to his own suprernacy and success in 1881. He wants lackeys around him, especially Southern lackeys, in the Cabinet, in the Senate and Custom-House, and all offices. lie will break Hayes down. I mean to tell Hayes so at my next interview. He means we shall trade. Hayes has no such purpose. The country will condemnu a bar gain. It will damn those who make it, espe cially if they get Federal offices of any kind for themselves. Taking Key instead of Joe Johnston shows that they want putty, and that their Southern policy is a shamn. Shier man will play ball with us, bribhe and bully. I intend to stand clear and assume the offensive at the opening of Congress. They have no idea of upholding Pack ard-none in the world-but they will try to make some of our unitiate+d believe they will so as to build on their fears. I repeat they will bully and bribe, threaten some with Packard, bribe others with offices, and tho.y will trust no men from the South with reins and power, real independent. Hayes would like to do so, but Sherman will prevent; but they will n-ever get Hayes to recognize Pack ard nor use the troops against' them. I hope as soon as you are installed and get your office in order you will return. This is a free letter. You can show it to the Governor but nobody else. Yours sincerely, (onlgnUeu) The signature had been torn off here, Some other unimportant letters were read. Witness was closely questioned as to cer tain terms contained in the guarantee made before the Wormhley couference, and which are not to be found in printed pamphlets. The draft of the Wormley conference agreement had been interlineated both in pencil and ink, materially changing it from its original form. Witness saidl both sets of alterations were in his handwriting and made by order of Stanley Matthews in order to meet the views of Sena tor Morton, who demanded that the Nicholls government should agree to respect the thir teenth and fourteenth amendments to the con stitution in spirit as well as letter. Witness was asked if Senator Morton fa vored the abandonment of th,. Packard gov ernment. He said lie understood from Mat thews that Morton favored Hayes' policy. Butler asked witness who else was roped in. Witness said lie understood that Frye, of Maine, was willing to be roped in until he failed of a Cabinet appointment. He believed all influential Republicans were willing to abandon Packard. The following dispatch from Gov. Young was read: "So far as I am concerned. Mr. Horne is at liberty to testify all he knows. I have no se crets to conceal as to our correspondence or telegraph. . THos. L. YoUNG." The balance of the session was occupied by Burke explaining to the committee, as well as he could remember, certain telegrams which he had received from different persons in Washington; also, an interview he had with Mr. Gibson at Washington. The committee then adjourned till to-mor row. SPOR I N(G NOTES. THE HARTFORD RACES. Rarus Against Time-He Beats All Pre vious Records for Three Con seculve Heats. HARTFORD, Aug. 23.--To-day terminated the most successful meeting ever held by the Charter Oak Park Association. All the con ditions,were highly favorable toa grand wind up. the weather was fine, just about warm enough for fast time and not too hot for com fort. The track was in splendid condition, and fully 10,000 persons witnessed the races. The interest of the audience was centered on Iarus, who was to trot three heats against time, the conditions of which were that tie should trot three consecutive heats, with an average of 2:15 or better, for which he was to receive $1000; -hould he beat 2:14, $500 addi tional. He did both. The three heats were trotted without a break, after a most mag nificent start. Time, 2:15, 2:13%, 2:13[4, the three fastest consecutive heats ever trotted. When the result of the last heat was an nounced Rarus received a most generous re ception from the audience. Edwin Forrest was then driven in two exhi bition heats. Time, 2:14%, 2:16. He trotted the first half of the second heat in 1:05% and would, no doubt, have trotted the mile in 2:14 had he not broken at the three-quarter pole. To please the audience Dan Mace drove Hopeful a half mile. Time, 1:06%. In the third heat of the 2:20 class a collision occurred at the quarter pole between King Philip and Powers, and both drivers were thrown out. King Philip was stopped at once, 'but Powers, thoroughly trightened by the yells of the excited crowd, ran around the track, with the sulky attached to him, three times. All efforts to head him were of no avail until John Murphy mounted a horse, and, riding alongside of Powers, finally suc ceeded in stopping him. No damage was done and no one hurt; both horses appeared in the next heat. The first race was the 2:26 class, for a purse of $1500, In which there were eleven entries and seven starters. Steve Maxwell was the favorite, selling at $20, Jersey Boy $12, field $10. The race was won by Bateman, he tak ing the third, fourth and fifth heats, Wolford second money. Steve Maxwell third. Time: 2:22, 2:23%, 2:23%, 2:20%/, 2:22/. The second event was the 2:20 class. There were ten starters, and in the pools Albermarle .d -at-1ý?5,withthe field at $10. The race was won by Albermarie, John H. second, Ade laile third, Lew Scott fourth. The fourth heat was a dead heat between Scott and John HI. Time: 2:20, 2:21%, 2:19. The Saratoga Races. SARATOGA, Aug. 23.--The first race, purse $300, handicap for all ages, of which $50 to go the second horse, entrance fee, for one mile, was won by Vermont, with Rifle second. Time, 1:44%. The second race, purse $400, handicap for all ages, $100 to go to the second horse, en trance fee, for a mile and three-quarters, was won by Inspiration, with Kinky second. Tirne, 3:12. The third race, purse $300, handicap for all ages, $50 to go to the second horse, entrance free, for three-quarters of a mile, was won by Egypt, with Lady Salyers second. Time, 1:17. The last event of the day, purse $300, all ages, winner to be sold at auction, for a mile and a quarter was won by Lucifer, with Kil bourne second. Time, 2:12,%. Base Ball. Pr.rsnura, Aug. 23.-Indianapolis 0, Prov Idencel 4. CLEVELAND, Aug. 23.-Forest Citys 9, Uti cas 3. BALTIMORE, Aug. 23.-Pittsfields 4, Balti mores 11. NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 23.-New Bed fords 2, Worcestets 1. SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 23.-Springficlds 4, Holyokes 3. LOWELL, Mass., Aug. 23.-Lowells 9, Man chesters 4. BUrFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 23.-Buffalos 11, Stars 0. MISCELLANEOUS. Heavy Damage to Property from Ele vated Raialroads. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-The estimated dam age to property along and near the line of the Metropolitan Railway alone, irom Rector to Fifty-ninth street, will reach from $25,000,000 to $35,000,000, and some persons say $50,000, 000. When the Metropolitan shall have been completedl, and the New York Elevated Rail road also, the damage, it is thought, will amount to fully $100,000,000. Will of Montague, the Late Actor. NEW YORKx, Aug. 23.-The following is a copy of the will of H. J. Montague, the actor. It was found written on a leaf torn from his diary, and is not dated : If anything happens to me I make this my last will and testament in favor of my mother, who is to take everything I possess. In ctse of her death my sister inherits all my effects, and Simon and Arthur Sewell I appoint execu tors. H. J. MONTAGUE. On the back it was witnessed by T. R. Ed ward and Louis M. Simons. An American Vessel in Distress Plun dered by San Domingans. NEW YORKu, Aug. 23.-The steamer Tybee, from Sain Domingo, reported that the Ameri can schooner K. C. Rankin, Capt. Bishop, from New York, for Jacmel, June 18, went ashore on Loana Point, San Domingo, .July 12, when the vessel was boarded by the na tives, who drove off the crew, took possession and destroyed what they could not take away. A small part of the cargo was saved and taken to San Domingo and sold. The crew were taken off by a coasting schooner and landed at San Domingo city. They were brought here by the Tybee. Wanted for Htagnmy and Forgery. MONTrEAL, Aug. 23.--Four years ago a young man nanmed Henry W. Greaterx, who took a prominent part in the Dorchester Methodist Church, and who had just mar ried an estiniable young lady of the congre gation. Suddhely disappeared. The fellow, it 1s now learned, went to Providence, R. I., married a young lady there under the as soumed name of Thomas Patterson, subse ouently left there, and is now wanted by de tectives to answer charges of bigamy and forgery. A Rhode Island Scandal In High Life. NEwronrT, R. I., Aug. 23.-Gen. Albert Gal latin Lawrence, son of Wmin. Beach Lawrence, filed in the Supreme Court of Newport county a petition for divorce from his wife, widow of an oilicer in the regular army, killed during the war. Gen. Lawrence al leges her adultery with one Van Dannest, for merly secretary of the Belgian legation at Washington. She has left her husband and gone to Europe, where Gen. Lawrence, some time ago, had a hostile meeting with Van Dannest, at which one shot was exchanged without bffect. When Gen. Lawrence started for Europe, Mr. James Gordon Bennett and Mr. Carroll Livingston, of New York, were both In Paris and were consulted by him. It is reported that both went with him to the meeting, and that Bennett acted as one of the seconds. Horace White's Views on the Commercial Crisis. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-The Congressional Labor Committee met to-day. Horace White, of the Chicago Tribune, who claimed to have given much attention to the labor question, testified that Oe thought that the present commercial crisis is only a similar one to such as has occurred the whole world over for 200 years. He thought all such crises have been preceded by enormous speculation. He thought the principal cause of the crisis of 1873 was speculations in railroad enter prises and not real estate investments. The nature of the currency, in his opinion, has little to do with the crisis. He didn't think the introduction of machinery had very much to do with the present difficulties, and did not believe there was any faith in a change in the distribution of wealth in this country by legislation except through taxation. MARINE NEWS. PORT EADS, Aug. 23, 6 p. m.-Wind east, strong. Weather partly cloudy. Arrived: American schooner R. B. Locke, Pitri master, 12 days from Puerto Cortes, with fruit to G. Grande. Sailed : Schooner F. L. Richardson. SOUTHWEST PASS, Aug. 23, 6 p. m.-Barom eter 29.50. Wind east, light. Weather clear and paeasant. No arrivals. The ship Cromwell, previously reported ar rived Icr orders, sailed this morning for Bal timore. NEW YORK, Aug. 23.-Arrived: Baltic from Liverp,,ol; Java, from Antwerp; Hansa and Oder, from Bremen; Tybee, from San Do mingo; Antra, from Hull. BosTON, Aug. 23.-Arrived: Capenus, from Liverpool. QUEENSTOWN, Aug. 23.-Sailed: City of Chester, for New York. LIVERPOOL, Aug. 23.-Arrivea: Andean, from New Orleans; Caledonia and Erin, from New York. "I wish you had been Eve," said an urchin to a stingy aunt, proverbial for her meanness. "Why so?' "Because," said he, "you would have eaten all the apple instead of dividing it." FOREIGN NEWS. ENGLAND. A False Report of the Associated Press. LONDON, Aug. 23.-The dispatch published in the newspapers of the New York Associ ated Press, under date of Paris, August 4 alleging that Switzerland has received a grand diploma for the exhibition for watches, also nine gold medals, proves upon investigation to have been little more than an advertise ment for the Swiss Watch Company, and is greatly at variance with the spirit of the facts, as will be seen by the official announcement that thee tdihst-rit.nnin nof wards will not be made by the exhibition judges until after the eighteenth of September. The dispatch was evidently intended to give the impression that Switzerland had beaten all competitors. The fact is that no individual or firm of any foreign nation will receive a higher premium than American exhibitors. Is it not about time that promiscuous advertising through the New York Associated Press, and espe cially to the detriment of American manufac turers, was stopped ? Entertainment of Mr. Cunliffe by the American Exhibitors. LONDON, Aug. 23.-Mr. Cunliffe, one of the British commissioners to the Paris Exposi tion, was yesterday entertained on board Capt. Boynton's yacht by the American ex hibitors. Many prominent gentlemen were present. The American food department of the exhibition supplied a sumptuous re past, which was much relished by the invited guests. Commissioner General McCormick presided. Many toasts were drunk and speeches and propositions made. The Signatory Powers and the Greek UI tlmatpim. LONDON, Aug. 23.-Advices from Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Rome and St. Petersbirg, re ceived at the Foreign Office here, Indicate the great powers are disposed to support the claims of Greece, and that they will approve of her sending an ultimatum to the Porte de fining what is necessary in the matter of the rectification of her frontier. The Government of Eastern Roumella Russians Going Home. LONDON, Aug. 23.-The commission pro vided for by the treaty of Berlin to organize the government of Eastern Roumrnelia will meet at Constantinople in September. The Russians are making preparations for the evacuation of San Stefano and for their return home. The Irish Nationals and Judge Keogh. LONDON, Aug. 23.--The unhappy mental aberration which overtook Judge Keogh at Brussels has been made the occasion of a vio lent attack upon him by the Irish Nationalists and the Home Rule press. A bitter antago nism to the judge has long been cherished by the party represented by these papers. He has been remembered as one who had proved false to his promise and as a traitor to his country, and they are now denouncing him as a madman and a would-be murderer. Heavy Failure-Liabilities, ,ii20,000. LONDON, Aug. 23.-Samuel Wild, a cotton spinner and proprietA)r of Rockdale colliery, has failed. His liabilities are estimated at $620,000. Lord Dufferin to Go to Asia Minor. LONDON, Aug. 23.-It is believed that Lord Dufferin will be appointed British Commis sioner to Asia Minor. FRANCE. Rumors That President MacMahon In tends to Resign. IPARs, Aug. 24.-Rumors are persistently circulated that Marshal MacMahon has de cided to resign the presidency of the French Republic, and will retire from the office to private life. Our Monetary Conferees Dine With Minis ter Noyes. PARIS, Aug. 24.-The delegates to the inter national monetary conference from the United States were entertained to-day at a banquet given in their honor by United States Minis ter Noyes. The entertainment was very en joyable. GERMANY. A Declination with Thanks. PARIS, Aug. 23.--Germany declines, with thanks, the invitation to attend the monetary conference. AUSTRIA. Attack of the Montenegrins Upon a Turk ish Town. VrgINA, Aug. 24.---Dispatches received here state that the Montenegrins are shelling the town of Podgoritza. TURKEY. The Porte Will Surrender Batoum, But Will Not Discuss with Greece. LONDON, Aug..23.-A Berlin dispatch to the Daily News says: A note from the Porte was received here to-day agreeing to surrender Batoum, but positively refusing to enter into any discussion with Greece. GREECE. Sanction of the Signatories Asked for an Ultimatum to the Porte. LONDON, Aug. 23.-A dispatch from Athens says: It is stated on semi-official authority that the Greek government has requested permission of the signatory powers to send an ultimatum to the Porte. CHINA. The Loss of Life by the Great Famine, LONDON, Aug. 23.-Official advices received by the English government from consular officers in China report that the loss of life by the Chinese famine is estimated at 7,000, 000 people. CANADA. The Single Scull Race at Hamilton. HAMILTON, Ont., Aug. 23.--The water was in good condition for the great single scull race, which came off here this afternoon. The attendance was large, and as each oarsman appeared on the water he was enthusiastic ally cheered by his admiring friends. Among the spectators was Edward Hanlon, but he did not take part in the race. With the exception of Wallace Ross, who appeared a little the worse for his late illness. the oarsmen were jn good trim. Ross got off first, McKen second. Plaisted led at the half mile, and at the turn Hosmer took the lead and took Morris' water. Morris then fagged, and Plaisted got into what appeared second place. McKen pushed the pair, he pulling in the fourth place. Hos mer turned his buoy in the most scientific manner and, by doing so, gained a boat's length on Morris. The rest of. the race was a shallow farce. Hosmer won as he liked; Morris was second, Wallace Ross third, McKen fourth, Plaisted fifth, Luther sixth, Elliott and Harry Coulter anywhere. Edward Ross did not start, as he had no boat, and could not row in the one offered him. The purse was $1000, of which $475 went to first, $275 to second, $150 to third, $75 to fourth, and $25 to fifth. Time, taken by Hanlon, was twenty-four minutes and twenty four seconds, but the course is said to be much short of four miles. Twenty-eight minutes and twelve seconds is as good time as the champion has ever known for four miles to be done in. LOUISIANA. Webster will hold its parish convention August 19. The police jury of St. Landry have quar antined the whole parish. New Iberia will hold its parish nominating convention August 26. The Democratic parish nominating conven tion of Plaquernines will be held at the court house on the first Monday of October next. We notice that the workingmen of Mor gan City, of both colors, have organized a Worktgi mns Uon-.-------------- During Thursday's storm the lightning rod of the Presbyterian church was struck, and eight hogs, lying near where the rod entered the ground, were killed.--[Vienna Sentinel. An old negro man on Bayou Robert had a setting hen to hatch out a brood of chickens, seven cranes and four or five water turkeys,- [lRapides People. It is reported that a shad was caught in the, vicinity of Clio, last week, weighing twenty seven pounds and measuring three feet four inches in length.-[Port Vincent Livings tonian. On last Thursday, at the residence of Mr. H. Treadway, a short distance below Pointes-. a-la-Hache, and on the opposite side of the river, an Italian died of yellow fever.--Pla quemines Observer. There s a rumor that a move is being made to organize an independent ticket in this par ish. So far there is nothing definite known about this movement beyond the rumor to that effect.-[Pointe Coupee Record. Mr. Wm. Martin. delegate to the Baton Rouge convention from this ward, returned home by way of Bayou Plaquemine, after riding seventy-six miles in a skiff, which was done to evade New Orleans and quarantine. jLafayette Advertiser. The cotton crop in St. Tammany and Wash ington parishes, from Covington to Adams' creek, on the Columbia road, are splendid better than it has been for several years. The latest corn that was planted has been ruined for want of rain. All other crops-rice. pota toes and peas--are good.--[St. Tammany Far mer. The rainy weather of this week is just the thing for our sugar planters. The cane are growing finely, and unless there should pre vail a gale of wind and rain within thirty dlays, the cane crop will be the best harvested in this parish since the war. The rain retards wood hauling for the mills.-[Iberville South. During the storm of Monday night, light ning struck the house of Mr. F. S. Hall, in Waterproof. Our informant states that a daughter of Mr. Hall's was stunned by the stroke, and a horse, which was under the house, also suffered from the shock. The lightning rod on the building being discon nected with the ground, was thought to be the cause of the accident.-[Tensas Journal. At the competitive examination for a cadet ship to West Point, held in Baton Rouge on the sixth instant, after a thorough examina tion by a committee of competent gentlemen, tlhe prize was awarded to Master John New ton Thomas son of G. M. Thomas, Esq., of East Baton ltouge. Master Arthur Isomn was selected as alternate.--[West Baton Rouge Sugar Planter. Last Saturday the Greenbackers held a meeting, and about 120 voters were present. The Toledo platform was read, and some re solutions were also read, after which Dr. Gardner made a speech, and R. W. Knicker bocker, attorney at law, likewise spoke in favor of said party; after which the roll of membership was declared open, and all pre sent were requested to enroll, but unexpect edly only nine joined, and it being impossible to effect an organization that right, it was po.to(on, u"~ i n(ext Saturday nigyt.--[Don aldsonville Chief. We have taken the trouble to inquire of every one we could see from different parts of the parish, and from every direction we hear that the crops are good. Corn will give an excellent yield, and will soon be ready to be housed. Cotton is doing well, looks well, well bolled, and free from the destroying vermin. Cane is looking very good, and promises to give a handsome yield. Upon the whole, the prospects are very promising, and if there is no back-set between this and the time these crops are gathered splendid crops will be made.-[Baton Rouge Advocate. A negro recently shot and killed a white ia ,orcr tin 'ointe Coupee parish, and, after he was dead, deliberately discharged the re maining barrel of his shot-gun at the head of his victim and blew out his brains. The de mon tnen endeavored to make his escape to the swamp, but was captured by a crowd of residents and handed over to a justice of the peace for safe-keeping, who placed a guard over him. The sentinel was relieved of his charge during the night, however, and the murderer was called upon to yield up his life by a band of armed men as an expiation of his crime.-[East Feliciana Patriot-Democrat. For the past fifteen days we are having a shower of rain every day. Last Tuesday, when the watery visitation came, it was pre ceded by an unusual strong wind, lightning and thunderbolts. But no sooner had the rain ceased than the heavens cleared, and the sun sent forth its burning rays, which had the effect of absorbing every dr ,p of water that had been so beneficently sprinkled over our fields. Yesterday all day the weather was cloudy and cool. Our parish will be blessed this year with the largest and finest rice crop ever raised here. The cutting is being pushed with a will. The river is still falling very fast. From the time it has com menced declining our river tront has gained a beach of seventy-five feet.-[Plaquemines Ob server. Emigrants from a New Field-More to Come. NEW YOXR, Aug. 23.-Among the emigrants who arrived yesterday is the first family of Servians that has ever emigrated to these shores. The father's name is Joseph Obad Arbine Damasquin, and with him are his wife, six sons and one daughter. Previous to 1860 they resided in Damascus, but a general massacre committed by the Druses in that year forced them to take refuge in Beyrout, where they remained until their departure for the United States. They lost several relatives, victims to the fury of the I)ruses, and left without a dollar, their homes and household off.,( ts having fallen into the hands of the butchers. The head of the family is master of several languages, and was professor of Greek and Arabic and dictator of the college at Beyrout. It was this man who taught a majority of the American missionaries the Arabic language. Their object in coming here is to share off the Turkish yoke, and get rid of the continual danger to which Christians are exposed in Syria. They say that during the late war be tween Turkey and Russia the Sultan scat tered 200,000 Circassians over Syria, and there is danger of revolt at any time. The Da masquin family intend to settle here perma nently and apply for papers of citizenship. They assert that a large number of families in Syria are anxious to emigrate to this coun try. The Egyptian lotos grows at Selden's cove, on ttWe Connecticut river, not far from Long Island Sound, and its rare and beautiful blossoms are always in great demand, from $2 to $10 having been offered for them. Every effort to transplant the plant has been unsuccessful, and only at one spot on the North Carolina coast does it grow elsewhere in this country. The origin of the lotos at Selden's cove is attributed by tradition to some seeds which blew from a shipload of Egyptian rags passing the river. The blos soms are of a delicate pale buff color and larger and finer in their texture than the yellow pond-lilies of this country.