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MEMPHIS, TBNN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1875.
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Wa9Him.to, July II, 1 a.w.
i-br 2cfc and fAe Ohio valley,
rising or stationary baromttcr, variable
umds, Mightly uxir-ner and partiy
oudy weallttr, with occational rains.
The Mississippi Titer urill continue ris
ing tlowiy at Cairo, Memphis and Vicks-
the uuowixu cuoi.
huuimar of tbe Condition of Hip Grow
ing Crop and Hie I'rncr of liar
vtatlng Kant of lUe Uocby
Chicago, July 20. The Times to
morrow morning will publish reports of
the condition of tbe growing crop and
the progress of the harvest, aa collected
from all portions of the United States
east of the Rocky mountains. The dla
patche3 compr-i reports from over nine
hundred counties. Of these reports the
Times makes the following analysis:
The wet weather of the past tvo months
has re?ulted In an extraordinary growth
of all kinds of gmes, con8Ciuntly the
hy crop will be large in all parts of the
Mt'H, and aa it has been very generally
harvested and is therefore free from all
danger of dainag", there need be no fear
of a scarcity of hay. Wheat has been
haivested in the section lying south of
tbe forty-fourth degree of latitude. In
Wisconsin it is much above the aver
age in quantity and quality. In Illinois
and Indiana some damage has been
dflne to the crops by rains, bugs and
other causes, bo that the yield will not
probably exec-ad three-fourths of the av
erage. In Kansas, Nebraska, Minneso
ta and Iowa, the reports show that the
crop will be largely in excess
of last year. In tbe two
first named States, the depredations
of the grasshoppers have been compara
tively insignificant, and unless some un
looked for calamity occurs the producers
will realizs a far greater return for their
labor tnan ever before. In Kentucky,
Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, and the east
ern States there is every prospect of a
far better yield than heretofore, and the
production will be far in excess of tho
consumption. Tne product in these
States is represented as being much supe
rior in quality to that of former years.
It is notable that for the first time in
twelve years tne south will raise feufli
cient breadstuff for home consumption.
This will, of course, relievo the
north of the necessity of ship
ping grain in that direction, and
enable us to supply the deficiency in
the European markets. Oata promise
an extraordinary large yield. In some
sections the heavy rains that have fallen
recently have lodged the grain some
what, and the chiuchbug elsewhere has
fR!ipl some damaire, but there is every
indication that the yield will be at least
fnrtv-five or fifty tusnels to tne acre,
and iu many sections much larger. Rye
and barley promise wen. mese crop3
nrn not extensively srown, but there Is
every indication that the supply will be
not yet matured in the northwest. Iu
Alabama, Miseissippiikorgia, and some
parts of Arkansas and Tennessee, the
crop has been harvested, and is more
abundant than for many years. In Illi
nois, Iowa, Missouii, Onio and Indiana
tup cron is backward, but unless frosts
ehould occur previous to the middle of
September, mere is no reason to appre
hend a short crop. In Minnesota, Wis
consin and Michigan tho backwardness
of the crop is such that there is littlo
iOTe of morfe than half a crop, but as
tbvse States raise but little corn the
diminution of the crop there will
have but little influence on tbe
supply. Potatoes will yield a full
croi in "ell ee3tioDs. The Colorado bug
Is on) v seen for the most part in the east
ern States. In the west it has disap
peared, having oeen i.lmost entirely ex
terminated by the heavy rains. Some
complaintsof its depredations comefrom
points east of Ohio, but none from the
west. The reports of the cotton crop are
exreedingly favorable. The armyworm.
so destructive to the plant, has appeared
jn but faw section?, and has been deter
red from active operations by the weath
er; coneequetly the cotton product
of' Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi,
Alabama- Georgia and Virginia, will be
the largest ?ver produaed. The plant i3
flowering in even the more northerly
latitudes.and in ibe extreme south pick
log has commenced. Planters are san
guine of a splendid crop, and as there
has been no trouble with negro laborers
there will be no danger of loss from in
complete harvesting'. As to fruit and
vegetables dispatches are not very full,
but as these products supply but a tem
porary want, and there is no complaint
of failure, there will be probably enough.
THE COTTON CROP.
New Yokk, July 17. M'KIUop &
Sirague Co. this week summarize re
ports from neatly two hundred different
points, the m jnity of them being in
tho Slates cf x'ennnessee, Kentucky,
Iowa and Illinois. The others are scat
tering, being chitlly made up of further
advire3 from places previously reported.
Tennessee reports are highly favorable
of all crops, except fruit, which is in
many places a failure, and in none a full
average. The cotton-growing jwrtions
of the State report th crop backward,
but in good condition, and promising
well. Iu the region known as the upper
Cumberland valley our advices state the
promise is " the moit abundant harvest
with which our people have been bleeged
in manv years. Some think that with a
continuance of favorable weather the
corn and tobacco crops will double any
thing done in any year sln;e the close of
tho war." The area under cultivation
La been increased in almost every
county cf which we have a report, and
in every case the report is that excellent
crops, eepeciaiiy o corn and tobacco,
may be expected. The wheat crop has
been harvested, and tho quantity and
quality exceed an average. One corre
npoudeiit writes: "Peace and plenty,
and a general recuperation from the
tllect of hard tim-e' in prospect." An
other wriies: There is a batter feeling
among parties generally. Free labor is
becoming every year more reliable and
Kentucky advices of the fruit crop are
quite unfavorable. A few counties re
port a light crop of wheat, and some
think that in portions i f tbe State so
much rain has fallen a.s to endanger the
corn. Otherwise that crop promiees a
Urge yield. In central and southarn
sections of the State the reports are very
encouraging. Some portions of the
State buffered lat-t year from drouth, but
uoee portions this year promise, with
rau exceptions, the best crops iu many
vears ue reports for the State seem
to be for af.' cereals a full average, while
fAvorable wither would raise com
largely above ab" average.
Iowa produces chlJlv wnrat. corn and
oats, and the prospecu for hiavy crops
of thete were never better lhan they
ha' been up to a very recent date.
Heavy and continued rains have boon
falling for tlie past ten or twelve days,
over at least half of the State, and the
farmeis aro becoming alarmed. The
groun ' was very dry when the rain
,-omraenced, but should line, dry
weather fremiti now. the crops would be
luxuriant. Snould the rain continue,
however, ten or fifteen days longer, the
would bs considerable. Only
two nunties, Chickasaw and Fremont, ,
"d absolutely unfavorable reports, iu
the letter high winds, grasshoppers, hail
and iKiu: have injured the crops forty to
fifty per ictl't.
Illinoih repoxts a good deal of rain re
cently in some portions of the State,
which have pievenWu' farmers cultivat
ing the corn as much af they desired.
The consequence L, it has bacflme some
what weedy. Corn having brtxwui a
good price last year, farmers have
planted largely this year, ami should the
tine weather which has begun cot-fjnue
- rouwle cf weeks, the yield of the State
will be above an average. The wheat
cutting! about over, and though some
was cut in the rain, tbe weather having
Cleared up it will be saved tU good con
dition, and will be a good crop. Fruit,
all over the State, is deficient. Oats
harvested and a full crop.
Jefferson, Randolph, Hnmilton, and
aorne othtr counties, advise that tbe
wheat harreet la over, and the crop tire
linen ever lalswi. Hay throughout the
State more tuan a full crop. From some
few places the report of the wheat crop
Is not favorable, but thee are more than
compensated for by the very large crops
From Miceissippi the repsrts of the
cotton crop continue favorable. The
corn crop is now made, and is the best
for many years.
From Alabama the advices are equally
favorable, except that In soma, places
long-continued dry weatl.er lias short
ened the crop3 to some extent. With
tlie sxceptlou named, the prospects of
the State are better than for many
From Nebraska and Colorado we learn
that everything looks splendid since the
grasshoppers lef- Tne corn planted af
ter the exodus is djing finely, and if
frosts do not couieearlicr than usual, the
evil result f the plague will not be one
fourth what was anticipated.
From Texas we are advreed the grain
crops continue to maintain all tbe"grett
expectations" which wereentertained re
garding the yield, and shipments have
been made to the coast and Missouri.
From E'lis county we learn that the
"web-worm" Is damaging tre young
cotton, but this is the only county in the
State from which damage to the cottoii
crop is reported.
NATION .11 COTTON OO.VUUESS.
lnlnrmal Keeling YesletUny Cotton
Exchanges Kcprcweuled IlUtln
Kaiilied Uentlsmm IriIiciI
Grken Briak, White Sulphuk
Springs. W. V., July :20. An inform
al meeting was held hern this afternoon
by the delegates to the National cotton
convention. President John Phelps, of
the New Orleans cotton exchange,
called the meeting to order, and stated
that in consequence of the break-up on
the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, and
tho detention of many delegates
on their way to the conven
tion, It would be impracticable
to appoint a business committee in ad
vance of the regular opening of the soci
ety. John S. 'loof, of Memphis, read a
list of the cotton exchanges that would
bo represented in the convention, by
which it appears that since the last
meeting the exchanges of ibreveport,
Nashvijle, Norfolk, and Selma
have joined tho association, and
each of these ore enti tied tot wo delegates,
according to the classification adopted
last year. The following cotton ex
chaugas will be represented in this
year's convention: Mobile, Charleston,
Savannah, New Orleans, Memphis,
Baltimore, Boston, Selma, Montgom
ery, Noifolk, Augusta, Nashville, Wil
mington, Charlotte, Cincinnati, St.
Louis, New York, Philadelphia.Athens,
Georgia; Galveston and Louisville. To
tal number of delegates i3 between
ninety andono huudred, of which New
Orleans has the most, fourteen; Savan
nah, New York and Memphis being
next in order. Tha president, having
been notified that General Joe Johnatcn,
of Virginia, Hon. Robert Toombs and
General Gilmer, or Gporgia, are now
sojourning at the Springs, stated the
fact to the meeting, and it was unanN
mously resolved to invito them to par
ticipate in the regular deliberations of
the convention, which will take place
at eleven o'clock in the forenoon of to
morrow. BANKERS' CONVENTION.
A Convention of ItnnkfM from nil parts
of tbe Uilon OrBiioiznilan, His
olallons, Commutes, Etc.
Saratoga, July 20. Tho bankers'
convention met in the town-hall to-day.
About five hundred or six hundred dele
gates were present from various States.
The meeting was called to order by J.
D Scaley, of Pittsburg, and Mr. Upton,
of Rochester, was made temporary chair
man. The following committee on per
manent organization wa3 appointed: E.
C Breck, of St. Louis, R. P. Palmer, of
Albany, J. D. Hays, of Detroit, R. B Co
nant, of Botou, M. M'Michaol, of Phil
adelphia, G. W, Perkins, of New York,
J. L. Leonard, of Dallas, Texas, G. A.
Ives, of Chicago, and J. H. Lockwood,
of Richmond, Virginia. Tne committee
reported the following organization:
President, Charles B. Hall, of Boston;
viee-preaidents to be named by the dele
gates from each State represented at the
opening of the convention to-morrow;
secretary, James T. Howenstein, of St.
Loui; treasurer, A. W. Sherman, of
New York. The following committee
on resolutions was appointed: James
Buell, of New York, D.J. Noyes, of
Hanover, Massachusetts, Luther Bod
man, of Northampton, Maas'ichusatts,
John Hurst, of Baltimore, L. J. Guge,
of Chicago, J. W. Lockwof 1, of Rich
mond, Virginia, Daniel S. Printup, of
Rome, Georgia, E Taylor, of Boston,
Jss. Tarleton, of New Orleans, C. B.
Chapin, of Rochester, John D. Scully,
of Pittsburg, and Mr. Roads, of Arkan
sas. It was moved and seconded that
a!l of the resolutions be referred to a
committee on resolutions, without de
bate. Various resolutions on the subject
of specie payment, national' usury and
law and redemption bills were referred
to the committee on resolutions. The
convention then adj .urned till Wednes
(riKx Pnrk Kbcpi Tirnt Day.
Cuicauo, July 20. This was the first
day of the second July meeting of tho
Dexter park racing association. Tho
dav was fine, the track in the best con
dition and the attendance very fair.
The first race was for the 2:45 cla.s;
purse, $S00; $450 to the firs', $150 to the
necond, S120 to the third and $80 to the
fourth horse. Pilot Membrino, the
favorite, won all three of the heats, Joo
second, Bell Brown, Cousin and Miracu
lous following in the order named.
Time 2:37, 2:3i, 2:35i.
The second race was for running pre
miums, mile heats best three in five;
purse $500, divided among tbree. George
Rice won three straight heats; War
Jig second, S weet Bay third. Reality
fourth. Timel:47i, 1:4S. 1:47$.
Erie Iirk Kite's.
Erie, Pj,., July 20. There was a good
attendance at the first day of the Erie
fsark association. Tho weather was de
ightful and the track in splendid condi
tion. Tho three-minule race, oue-eided, was
won in three heats, as follows: br. g.
Charlie, 111; b. m. Faunie, 2 2 2; b. m.
Mistress, 3 3 3. Time, 2:3SA, 2:39, 2:43$.
In the two-thirty-six race, a splendid
one, Bashaw Drury and Lady Hill were
the favorites. Seven heats, and the Held
won. Summary: b. ni. Lady M'Fat
tltiee, .'5 65 1 1 dead-heat, 1; Lady Hill,
4 3 12 4-dead-heat, 2; b. m. Patterson
Girl, 2 1 ; 3 3 3 J; h g. Rowdy, 1 2 4 4 5
distanced; g. g. Deception, 54 252
ruled out; br. s. Bvr.aw Drury, G 5
distanced. Time, 2:39, 2:3bJ, 2:3Y,
2-39, 2. 40 J, 2i39J, 2:40.
p'ools sold lively, evcrj beat making a
fresh favorite, the winner being unmcn
tioned until after the fourth heat. The
2:45 and 2:30 classes trot Wednesday,
and the meeting closes with tvo trots
and a running race on Tburcday.
Hsjor of tlaclnnnll to be Impeached.
Cincinnati, July"2o. A petition will
he filed in the prob-ue court to-morrow
for the impeaenment of Mayor Johnson.
He is charged with various ants of omis
sion and commisiiou, chief of which i
his ellorts to control the labors of the
poltto iorce at the last election, contrary
to the law liisa In force, when he was a
candidate for re-el,ectio2. Two of the
parties signing tne petition were mem
bers of tha police force at that time, but
have sinct been rpmcvedfit is asserted,
IHSASTEICS ItV fiui:
fearful Accident at t'lnclaiia!! evea
' firemen, wilti tbelr Ctilrf, Burled
iimler I'JImi of Brick ami
Hereral I'ergom Injured, and Hnry
Thron n Oat of Employment at
Ucilforfl, Obto Flrea and
DISTRESSIKO ACCIDENT AT A FIRE IN
Cincinnati, July 20. About half
one o'clock this morning the building,
150 Fourth street, near Elm, occupied
by Black k Co., printers', and W. W.
Donaldson, lithographer, was destroyed
by fire. Their joint loss is about twenty
live thousand dollais. At three o'clock
tbe walls of the building, which bad not
fallen from tne eifect8 of the fire, were
all thrown, down by the explosion of the
gas, and some seven firemen, with
Chief-Engineer Megtue, were buried
under the debris. Cnief Megrue was in
the second story and bad just called for
a crow-bar when the explosion occurred.
A general alarm was immediately given,
and the whole fire department was soon
on hand and at work searching for their
unfortunate companions among the
mint. At four o'clock Chief Megrue'a
voice was heard calling for help. The
tire blazed up anew at this time around
the buried firemen, but the hose was
soon brought into play, and the
new dancer averted. At half-past four
o'clock Chief Megrue was taken from
the ruins insensible and in a badly
bruised condition. His injuries are not
thought to be fatal, however. Of the
firemen, James M'Cormick was the first
to be taken out of the debrii. He was
badly bruised and burned. It is feared
his injuries will result in death. Dennis
and John Pohlman were next rescued,
slightly injured. Captain Henry Schild
myer, E. S. Spencer and Richard Hol
comb fell from a five-story ladder, but
escaped with slight injuries. Lse Slocum
is thought to be fatally hurt. Three men
on the pavement were severely injured
from flying missiles.
The loss at the Fourth-Btreet lire this
morning is much larger than at first
supposed. Black's loss is between $50,
OOOand $60,000; iusured for $4000 each in
tbe Royal Queen, Niagara, and Rhode
Island, and for $2000 each in the Fire
Association of Philadelphia, Phoenix, of
Brooklyn, National and Etna, of Hart
ford, American Central and St. Louis,
of St. Louis, Firemen's Fund, of Cali
fornia, Northwestern and National, of
Milwaukee, and St. Paul, of St. Paul;
lotal, $34,000. William M. Donaldson's
loss is $37,250; insured for $21,500. most
of which is iu local companies. Troun
Btine's loss on building is about $15,000;
fully insured. Dick Holcomb, of the
No. 3's, was found dead in the ruins.
His body was horribly torn and man
gled, it being broken in two just below
the breast. At last accounts Chief Me
grue was doing as well as could be ex-
Eected, and his physicians have hopes of
is recovery. He is wounded on the
head and has severe bruises on the thighs
and If gs, but is conscious and resting
more quietly. M'Cormick, of the No.
4's, cannct recover. He had ouo side of
his face knocked off, and is injured
worse than supposed this morning. The
rest of the injured are doing well.
Chief-Engineer Megrue, of the fire de
partment, who was so severely injured
at the lire this morning, is reported to
night as resting easy. No bones are
broken, as previously reported, but he
has a severe scalp wound, and suffered
severe injuries on his body and right hip.
There aro no indications of internal inju
ries, but he suffers severely from nervous
prostration. Tho streets in thevicinity
of his residence have been covered with
tanbark, to deaden sound and give him
rest. The total number injured, includ
ing Chief Megrue, was ten, all of whom
are reported as doing well to-night. The
following are the most severely injured :
James.M'Cormack, rib broken and face
cut; Daniel Cionin, arm broken and
body bruised; H. Hambrock, arm broken
and somewhat bruised otherwise; the
others were bruised or cut by the falling
bricks or timbers. It is reported that
one of the floors of the building was
heavily overloaded with lithographic
stonea and presses, which caused the
wall to give way.
EIGHT HOUSES DESTROYED.
The Enauirer's Snrinitfield. Ohio, sre
cial says tne fire at Mechanicsburg early
this morning destroyed eight frame
buildings in the center of the town
The total loss is estimated at $18,000,
with only 51490 insurance. The prin
cipal sufferers are Samuel Mann, photo
grapher, loss $5000 on stock and build
ing; insured for $400. Foos &Millikeu,
one miuuing, loss tW): no insurance.
Charles Taylor & Son, druggistef stock
and building, loss 3U00; no insurance.
Robert Jones, druggist, loss $1000; no in
surance. J. V. Legge & Son, boots and
snoes, 1033 siuoo; fully insured. J.
Rogers, furniture store, where the fire
started, loss $500; no insurance. Coll-
well & Canfleld, loss on building and
stock $1000; no insurance. The other
small losses make the aggregate of
S18.0CO. The fire is supposed to be in
cendiary. COVINGTON DISTILLERY BURNED.
At half-past one this morning the dis
tillery of H. T. Jasper, Covington, Ken
tucky, was destroyed by fire, together
with three or four hundred barrels of
whisky and two thousand bushels of
malt. "Loss, $50,000; insured in Cincin
nati companies for $25,000.
PLANING MILL DEMOLISHED.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 20. The
planing mill of Bohm & Sturm, on Cen
ter street, was partly destroyed by fire
early this morning. Loss on machinery
and mill will be large, but not yet ascer
tained. ANOTHER DISASTROUS FIRE.
Tne machine and chair factory of
Che3ter Purdy, at Bedford, Ohio, was de
stroyed by fire last evening. Loes about
twenty thousand dollars; no insurance.
Several persons were injured and a large
number thrown out of employment.
Shanghai, July 20. China pioposes
to send an embassy to England relative
to the murder of Mr. Margery.
Constantinople, July 20. The
Turkish government has ordered the
governor of Bosnia to dispatch troops
against the insurgents in Herzegovina.
St. Petersburg, July 20. The Amer
ican squadron, which has been visiting
this city, has sailed for home. Admiral
Warden and his officers were brilliantly
entertained during their stay. The czar
accompanied the admiral to Cods tad t oh
Versailles, July 20 The assembly,
after disposing of the budget, will take
up the bill relating to the proposed tun
nel letween France and England. A
private bill in reference to the same sub
ject has already passed the British house
of commons, and is now before the house
of lords. Tho committee of the assembly
has resolved to report in favor of a recess
from August tith to November 16th.
Madrip, July 20. The constitutional
committee has, by a vote of twenty-six
to seven, rejected an amendment to the
new constitution in opposition to the
principles of religious linerty.
Kiwivnm Ini ir on Tho r.nt ito. I
ntion of Protestant honks hv the, cna. '
teiition of Protestant books by tho cus
toms autao.itiea here ia believed to be
putt of a scheme to drive tbe Frotestauta
out of Spain. This p!an, inspired by
protiiincnt persons jn Madrid, is being
executed by the clergy and olvil govern
or, whojiope by indrect pressure to ex
pel resident American evangelical min
sters The impression also prevails that
the Hatirid government hopes to con
ciliate the papal nuncio and moderates
with this underhanded persecution,
while apparently pursuing a liberal pol
icy regarding public worship.
Milltsry precautions are being taken
in the large cities against a Republican
rlsiue- The Carlibta claim that Geu
eral Dorregary has reconcentrated the
whole Carlist army and enlered the pro
vince of Leriila, and that the Alfousists
have retreated from Vlttoria, province
of Alava, with several Carlist divisijns
An official dispatch ispubliihed in the
Tiempe reporting that General Darre
garay is wounded and has taken refuge
in Fiance, near Cauterets.
London, July 20. The Daily lele
graph says that Russia has oillcially an
nounced her intention of withdrawing
her proposal for a continuance of the
The captains of tho British, Irish and
Hcotcn eights, in a letter to tueir counsel,
express the hope that tho various sugges
tions for a match will lead not onlv to a
contest between tbe teams of the United
States and United Kingdom hereafter,
but will insure an annual competition at
Wimbledon for the championship of the
Colonel Bodine of the American team,
is suffering from cold. He visited Wim
bledon to-day, but was not in a condi
tion to shoot.
A few gentlemen breakfasted with
Mr. Graham, former member of parlia
ment, and opened a subscription with
one hundred and twenty-five thousand
dollars to build a Young Men's Christian
association hall here.
M'Kenna and Pollock will not shoot
in tbe Irish eight for the Elcho chal
lenge shield. Greenhill and Win. Rigby
have been substituted. This change
weakens the Irish team.
The Mark Lane Express of this week
says in France wheat has advanced, in
the provinces, Is. to3j., and in Paris Is.
6d. Flour has advanced 2s. per sack,
here. We have yet to learn the full ex
tent of the advance. Before the heaviest
rains there was an occasional rise of la.
to 2s. Last week's sales were only 3124
quarters above those of the same week
in 1874. Every market is so scantily
supplied that we seem to be on the bor
der of exhaustion, though from the
lowest point our averages show a rise of
only 3s. 6J. In Belgium and Holland
there has been a moderate rise; even in
Germany, with good prospects, prices
are somewhat dearer, while in Hungary,
where the crop is enormous, they are
The council of delegates from all tha
Presbyterian churches ia Christendom
met in Regent tquare to-day and opened
session. Many representatives of Amer
ican and Canadiau churches were pres
ent. The object of the council is to de
monstrate the unity ot belief among
Protestants, arrange mission work, con
centrate the influence of the church
upon educational and social reforms, and
to organize resistance to infidelity and
Tbe Postmaster-General After Fnlllnff
Contractors Crop Returns for
Fibber on tlie Bag
Ced Ed sc.
Washington, July 20. William D.
Gouter, James O. Churchill and Lewis
O. Martin have been appointed revenue
gaugers for the first district of Missouri,
and J. B. Wolf and Hugo Fisher store
keepers for the same district.
The opinion of the attorney-general
in tho Charpenning claim will not be
delivered for a week, a further extension
of time having been granted to the
claimants to gather evidence.
the postmaster-general afxer
The postmaster-generalshows earnest
ness in his proceedings against mail
contractors who fail in their obligations.
Hej'esterday confiscated to the use of
the government three certified checks
amounting to sixteen thousand three
hundred and ninety-two dollars, depos
ited by Matthew Draper, a failing con
tractor, accomnanyiug nis blu on route
No. 30,090. This is the first instance in
which the department lias confiscated
such checks. The postmaster-general
has also commenced suit against the
bondsmen of over forty failing mail
CROP RETURNS FOR JULY.
July returns to the department of ag
riculture show that the acreage in corn
is about S per cent, greater than last
year. New Entrlaud has increased her
acreage about 11 per cent., and the Pa
cific States about 1 per cent. Ail the
great corn growing regions have in
creased their acreage; tho middle States
2 per cent., south Atlantic States 3, Gulf
states w, inland soutnern states 12,
States north of the Ohio 7, States west
of the Mississippi 14. The condition of
the crop ia below tbe average in the
New England and south Atlantic States,
the minimum condition, 82, being in
Rhode Island. Florida and Alabama
are also below the average, but the other
Gull States and inland southern States
are above, the maximum, 112, being in
Mississippi. All the other States ex
cept Missouri, 103, are below tho aver
age, the minimum condition, 82, being
District-Attorney Fisher had an in
terview of an hour's duration this after
noon with the attorney-general, his ob
ject being to present satisfactory replies
to complaints which have been made
against his administration ot the office
01 d'strict-attorney. No conclusions
were reached. Another interview will
take place to-morrow, when the district
attorney will be accompanied by Judge
M' Arthur of the supreme court for the
District of Columbia. He hopes to
make fcuch explanations as will be satis
factory to the attorney-general, and in
duce him to withdraw the request for
his resignation. As the matter now
stands the request has been suspended
at the instance of the Presid ut, in order
that the accused may havo a full hear
ing. A llltcb In tbe Proceedings In tbe Moun
tain Headons Case,
Beaver, Utah, July 20. In court
this morning Judge Sutherland, counsel
for Dame, said that he had found a fatal
defect in the indictment, which he had
intended to overlook and go to trial
upon it, but finding that Lee's case
would be first tried, and Dame's not
reached this term, he asked that the in
dictment be quashed on the ground that
the crime was not alleged to bavo been
committed in this Territory or district,
nor in any county, but simply in
"Mountain Meadow valley," without
any other designation; whereupon, Mr.
Carr rose aud presented a new indict
ment, which charges Dame, Elliott,
Welder, Wm. C Stewart, George Adair,
jr., John M. Higbee, Isaac C. Haight,
Samuel jukes ana Pniilp luingln Smith
with conspiracy with the Indians to kill
those emigrants, and that in pursuance
to that conspiracy they did kill them.
tilt fn mnrrniff mnrninu. nt. -crhinh lliiia
Lee will be arraigned and plead to it.
Another Eald on I lie Ravings or tbe
Pottsville, July 20. A notice has
been posted on the door of the AthlaLd
German banking company, stating that
the directors deem it advisable to keep
tne nanK ciosea until a tnorougu inves
tigation can be had of the alleged ab
sconding cashier. 'Iho notice caused
gie&t excitement. Hundreds of work-
i"':":u, nfuwiium iu cub uouuprui tui-
icgmen, depositor in the concern, im
the condition of alisirs. The amount of
defalcation is not yet known. The poor
German people are the piincipal suirer-
. , 1 ..
tiraud Lodge I. O. O. f. ot Misllppl.
ViCKSBUitG, July 20. The thirty
seventh annual session of the grand
lodge of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, of thisState, convened hereto
day. The grand encampment is also in
session. Attendance good.
THE LOS r DAELOONISTS.
Ro Reliable Tidings Bccelved Iartlcm
1 Arc of the AcnloD( and the
Chicago, July 0. Nothing what
feyer has been learned lo corroborate the
story of tbe Donaldson balloou having
lauded in the vicinity of South Haven,
Michigan. The. operator at that point
knew nothing of it last night, and com
munication with that section is eeveted
to-day. The atory is generally discred
ited here. Rewards amounting to seven
hundred dollar have been ofiered f jr
the recovery of the bodies of the uero
nauts,and tugs are now hunting liic lake
PARTICULARS OF THE ASCENSION.
Chicago Courier, l'lb.j
The balloon that was sent up by Bar
num on Thursday evening, freighted
with Professor Donaldson and a Journal
reporter, up to two o'clock this morning
had not been heaid from, and it la feare t
that the air ship met with some acci
dent auring tne severe storm tbat pie'
vailed about one o'clock Friday morn
ing, ana tbat tbe aeronaut and his pas
f etter thereby lost their lives. Intense
excitement prevailed throughout the
city yesterday, and all sorts of rumors
were in circulation. One report safely
lauded the aeronauts in the pineries of
micnigan, ami soon anotner one would
be in circulation to tbe effect that the
balloon, with its passengers had gone
into tne waters or lake xiicbigan
"Wht news of the balloon? ' was the
question on every side, and all day long
the telegraph stations and newspaper
oinces were tnrongea witn seekers after
the latest intelligence. When last
seen by the thousands who
witnessed the ascension, the bal
loon was traveling across the
lake in a northeasterly course. The
only intelligence afterward received
came from Captain Anderson, of the
schooner "Littlo Guide," which arrived
in port yesterday morning. The men on
the schooner say they saw the balloon
about seven o'clock on Tnursday eve
ning, about twenty miles oil Gross
Point, a projection some twelve miles
north of Chicago. It was then traveling
in a direction northeast by north, in
about a due course for Muskegon, laud
in that direction being about one hun
dred and twenty miles distant. When
first seen, the balloon was skimming
along close to the surface of the lake:
then it rose to quite an altitude, and
then it came down close to the water,
and was thus skimming along when last
seen. The sailors say that the balloon
seemed to be in bad condition, as if it
would not be able to remain much longer
in tne atr.
Professor Steiner, an experienced
seronaut, now at the Commercial hotel,
declares that the balloon was "a crazv.
patched affair, that any ordinary gale
would tear into finders." He furtcer
more stated that two thousand feet of
gas would escape from it in an hour,
and that the weak and rotten thing
never couiu stanu a voyage or two nun
dred miles the distance from laud
in the direction the balloon was in
when last seen. He regarded Donald
son as an experienced but reckless
tcronuut. Bar nu m and his attaches
mink that the balloon was in good
trim, and they all seem confident that
the voyagers have safely landed in some
locality remote from tne telegraph.
All admit that Professor Donaldson
thoroughly understood his business, and
was an even, cool-tempered man under
the most critical circumstances. Mr.
Thomas, Barnum's pres3 agent, when
talked to last night, predicted that all
was well with the voyagers. "Donald
son is equal to the emergency," remark
ed Mr. Thomas, "and no Lake Michi
gan, emergency can master him. He
vr is In a terrible gale on Lake Ontario,
sonic time ago, and came out all right.
Danaldson and the reporter will turn
out all right."
The terrible gale on the lake,on Friday
morning, shortly after midnight, must
have played havoc with the balloon if
it was in the air at that time. The storm
is pronounced by seamen to have been
one of the severest for many a year. If
the seronauta were on the lake during
the prevalence of this storm, the chances
are tbat the air-ship was swamped, and
that the voyagers lo3t their lives. Even
if the balloon was over dry land when
the squall struck it, a fatal catastrophe
could scarcely have been averted. The
storm, in the opinion of scientists, ex
tended far into the upper atmosphere,
father up than the balloon could
have gone. The theory of those
who were confident that the
teronauts are safe and sound, is
that the balloon was carried over into
the woodland district of Michigan, and
safely landed there before the storm
opened with its fury; that the landing
was far remote from any telegraph sta
tion, and hence this continued silence.
The Courier last evening sent to various
telegraph stations in Michigan, asking
for intelligence, but the only reply re
ceived up to two o'clock this morning
has been " no balloon seen or heard
from." General Stager, of the Western
Union line, sent messages to all tho oili
ces where there was a possibility of re
ceiving intelligence; but not a word was
received in reply.
The great fear is that there was not
sufficient gas in the balloon to make tbe
long trip of over two hundred miles
across the lake, or to have carried the
balloon, if still in the air at the time of
the squall, to a sufficient elevation to
have avoided the dashing, driving wind.
Prof. Donaldson, when he started on the
trip, evidently had apprehensions of the
perils before him, as he remarked tc a
friend just before the balloon waa freed,
"Would to God I waa not obliged to go
on this trip."
THE LOST VOYAGERS.
Prof. Donaldson has been engaged in
serial voyages for the past ien years, and
prior to his last trip had made one hun
dred and thirty sixsuccessful ascensions.
He is thirty-six years of age, a south
erner by birth, and a widower. It is
officially stated that fie was engaged to
be married to one of the lady riders in
The reDorter who nUrtil nut. with
him, Mr. Newton S. Grimwood, i3 said
by his associates to pos .S9ss great cour
age, and that he has always shown
steady nerve in trying situations. Mr.
Grimwood is twonty-two years of age
and unmarried. He is a native of Ken
dall county; wa3 for some time con
nected with the Joliet &nn, and only
came to Chicago and conneoted himself
with the Journal a few weeks ago.
The steamer Celtic, from Liverpool,
arrived at New York Monday.
Don Pablo Arosmena, has been elect
ed president of the Isthmus of Panama.
Lady Franklin, widow of the late Sir
John Franklin, died in London Sunday
A telegram from Madrid says that the
Carlists have abandoned the siege of
Lizzie Mead, aged fourteen, was fatal
ly burned by the explosion of a can of
coal-oil, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mon
day. The corner-stone of tbe church edifice
of the First German Evangelical church
was laid in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
A lady named Sallie Child3 made
three unsuccessful attempts at suicide
in Indianapolis, Indiana, Monday, but
in inuianapous, muia
The Catholic benevolent societies of
tbe District of Columbia will meet at
Washington next Friday to make ar
rangemenU for celebrating the centen
nial of Daniel O'Connell.
William H. Dufcher completed a
walk of flveLundred miles in five days,
twenty-three hour and twenty-live
minutes, at Norlh Adams, Massachu
setts, last Saturday, walking the lat
mile in ten minutes.
Tbe Frecch Donation to CoIohro.
Chicago, July 20. La Union Beige,
of this clly, an organization of French
citizens, has passed resolutions recom
mending that the money in the hands
of E. D. Morgan, of New York, which
was a donation of French artista to Chi
cago about the time of tho great fire
here, be raturned now to thesufft-rprs oy
the great floods In France. It will be
remembered that a considerable num
ber of artists in France, at the time
mentioned, each gave a picture to be
brought to this country and sold for the
benefit of this city. The sale took place
some time ago, and tho amount realized
was about thirty thousand dollars. The
money hss never been called for, and It
was thought this was a fitting opportu
tuniiy to return it.
Milwaukee, July 20. The grand
jury of the United States court of Odh
konh to-day found three indictments j
again9t Samuel Lewis and Jacob and i
Max liinusKoti. The first 13 for omit
ting to make entries in tbe book, and
making falsa entries and destroying
book3. The second is for felonv in re
moving and failing to destroy stamps.
Tne third is for a conspiracy to defraud
tho revenue. Other indictments havtJ
been found, but they are kept secret.
Charles Francis Adams will deliver an
address before the Northern Wisconsin
fair at Oshkosh, September 2Sth.
Tho meeting at the Academy of Music
lo-nignt to ratify tne nominations made
by the Bepublican State convention,
wa3 largely attended. There were
speeches by Senator Howe, Ex Governor
wasnnurn, non. wm. Bmlth and
THIEME On Monday, luly 19th, at3 o'clock
a.m., Ed. Tuieme, child ot Christ. E. and
Bertha Thteme. need 8 monthn.
Clncinnattt and .New Orleans papers please
BVDSE-Atthe residence ofherron. B. P'
Anderson, Mrs. Mahoarkt L. ISvbee, July 20
joo, ia:uj a.m., ageusi years, 1 month ana "i!
r"unerai services by Rev. W. E. Boggs, at
Second Presbyterian church, at 5 o'o. ock p.m.
STRICKLAND ""oknwkll Perry Strick
land, who died at his home 1 n Bhel by countv,
Tennessee, on the 5th dav of .Tnlv. iws. tens
born in Wake county, North Carodna, on the
i!Sth February, 1S13, and was tlie oldest ton of
.aiaunew anu cnzaoeui Mrickiand. During
nis eany youth he manifested a love of
siuuypnu high inteiiectnal endowments. His
education was confined to such advantages as
were afforded by tho academy of the neigh
borhood, together with a select erainmar
school and the aid of Mr. Wostenholm, a well
educated Englishman aud thorough educator,
who wa secured as his private Instructor. By
the diligent use or these advantages young
trick land became at a very early age a
flnished hngiisn scholar, being familiar with
tbe physical sciences and well grounded In
the Latin and Greek languages. These ad
vantages he utilized by teaching fora short
time a day school, of which his younger
brothers and sisters constituted mainly his
nuplls. His learning was ot a character so
critically accurate, that as teacher he was en
abled to lay the foundation ot a common
school eduation in the minds of his five
brothers, from which they advanced to suc
cess in their various vocations, as farmers,
merchants and in tho learned professions.
About the time be reached his majority he
was employed by ltichard Smith, or Kaielgb,
North Carolina, as salesman In one of the
largest mercantile es'ablishmentsln tnat city.
Such was his diligence and aptness that his
employer very soon entrusted to him the con
trol of his boots and the business of his office
as register of tho county, wh-.cli he held at
the time. In li5 orlboS, he visited .North
Mississippi, purchased a nomo for his lather
in the Deignborhoodol Sardls, Panola county.
I'bat delightful sectiou, i-ettled and now oc
cupied by a class of the most Intelligent an '
sagacious cli zens of the State. He then set
tled at (.hnlahoma, a small but thi n nourish
ing village of Marshall couuly, wheio he did
business as a merchant during the hush times
of 18j7-8. The misfortunes of thatremarkable
period produced a crash that bnt tew mer
chants of the time withstood; he rode the
storm, howevfr, and though he had done a
credit business and lost very largely under tbe
operation of the act of Congreta. passed at the
clco or that period, known as the " bankrupt
law," ne raid his debts, retained his eas ern
credit, and preserved his honor at home and
abioad. During ids residence at Chuiahoma
he married the wife who survives nlm, tne
daughter of thB late Wm. Carpwood. Shortly
theroaiter he closed his business as merchant
aud became a planter in the neighborhood of
his home, at which he died. Ii was In the
business of planting (01 rather as a larmer)
that le found that pleasure whichseeniei to
nil upihefull measuroof his ambition. Hav
ing been raised a Democrat in ikjlitlcs. ho art.
hercd unwaveringly to the cardinal principle
of that venera'ed creed. He believed and
taught that independent local mate gorernmeiit
was essential to the liberty of the ciLlznn. ami
never failed to avdi hinveif tf the opportu
nity Ut advocate and disseminate what h ho
neyed would best promote the puDlic good.
He never yielded to the many urgent solicita-
liuus lu ue a uauuiuttku lur uuicc, noiuing that
'the luwt of honor is the private stRtinn "
Zealous in the cause of education, hewnmim
leading splilt in establishing tho Center Hill
High School," and donated largely to the en
dowment of "Semple Broadus College."
which had Justentered upoaacareerof use
fulness and prosperity, with the prospect of a
biililf-nt future, when the lute war between
the States stilled it in Its Infancy and brnn-ht.
dismay to its iriends, as 11 did to the dearest
interests ot his beloved section. Llviutr in
the bosom of his lanre family, comrjoied -r a
hlahly intelligent and congenial wife, and
with obedient and affectionate children, who
regarded his opinions asthelawor their ac
tion, and being tUwajs given in kindness and
affection wete received with reverence, as
rightliu authority, to which they rendered
willing obedience. Residing In the same com
munity for more than thirtv veers. h n.
sessed unalloyed the tespect and confidence
not 10 say anecuon, 01 his neighbors. In
trouble lie was their counselor, and In their
festivities his presence was sought to add joy
to tho occasion by his co-ODeratlon
sel. By hi! accuracy of thousht and conduct.
and upnglrtness ot his beailug, he was es
teemed by all who knew him, as a pure
hearted christtau Eentleman. unon vjhrm
fidelity of pnipose and character no blot
found a lodgment. During the later yeara of
his Ule helelt homo but seldam.hu nmhitinn
being lorear his children to be men and
women of fidelity and Intelligence and per
form all the duties of llieto God and to hU
neighbor. He lived to see hit children grown,
or In youthful man and womanhood, most or
them settled In Ufa, who assembled at his
bedside durina his last moments to receive
his blessing and last injunction. When in the
mu cuusciousuess 01 approaching dissolution,
he expressed a triumphant faith In the Re
deemer, and exhorted them to meet him in
the paradise above, to which he was preced
ing them but for a short period, and so to keep
their house in order, that when the Master
cads, like me, bo able to respond, " lam
W. Z. BXiTGEELL'S
iVo. 303 Third Street.
Stj Tr in eg sS ession
HAVING taken out Utters of Administra
tion upon the estate of Lhanes Collins,
deceased, all persons having claims aga'nst
said estate are hereby notified to present tame
properly probated, either to the undersigned
at tne State Female College, near the city of
Memphis, Tennessee, or to our attorneys
Clapp i Mens, No. 15 Union street, in salii
cltj, within the lime prescribed by law, or
same thall he fore.-er barred, and those In
debted to said estate will please come forward
and settle at once.
Memphis, Tenk., July 13), 1875. jyJl
TO MERCHANTS ASD BANKERS.
FRIENDS You can have your Letter
Heads, Envelopes, Check ISooks, Bill
Heads and other
IE3 X 1XT "37 2 W C3r
done as cheap, here in 23:iII'IIIH aiin ST
tiOI'ISor NKW YORK.
i will duplicate any order, iorany quantity,
and guarantee as goj--d paper, as any house In
the United States. Let us ail support home
. O. TOOF1.
Job Printer and Uookbinder,
JfO. 15 COPBT STREET.
The University of North Carolina.
rriHIS institution will be re-opened on the
J. FIRST MONDAY OF 8KPTKMKKK nest,
the tfin ending the hecond Thursday In
June, lS7b, with a vacation of two weeks at
CbrlMmas. It has been re organized on tbe
eclectic system, combining, however,
three curricula of Arts, Science and Agricul
ture. Instruction wlU be given In the
branches of learning usual'y taught in the
best Colleges Special instruction provided la
Agriculture and tbe Mechanic Arts. An able
faculty has been appolnti-d. The buildings
thoroughly repaired for the reception of sev
eral hundred student.
For circulars ex plan atr ry of the above ap
ply to KEMP U. BATTLE,
Secretary Hoard of Trustees,
JjJl Raleigh, ".c. i
MAKEH rich, puffy pastry that is easily digested and t- rondo i-.e toROO'i tifa'tb. Ii a
saves milk, egss and shortening, and t serves tnlignien iLt- cart- ol hoaeteep;
Bread, Cakeji and l'astry made with it will enre dyspei. la and hrlDK H.e a ntra nt hrHltb '
tlie old aud yonu(. Housekeepers shonld recollect ihit I "the prnr'v avsl nt thanth
penny earned that enriched. It t. the danipero; your s'oven closed wn the cooking k do:i
that .stopH muny unneceknary tlolla'3 irou) dropping iu'i iiu a-i i 1 Therefore I'lUII -ROVAL
HKINo POWDER has leal leitt and one trial will convince t' " raovt rtpjiir.i
that It is the REST, CHEAPEST and moat EC- iNOMK ' L ar'i-Ie ever invrnted for te pur
poe tl Is Intended, It belne 25 per cent stronr than ai.y other liiiclns Powd-r wld lnt:i -market,
and Is wamnted perfectly pure and !re from any deleterious sub-tanee. Try It a
bo convinced, we have the best. Price 35? l' b or l ibs.rrrjt.
Ior Salo by Uao SiXaTxufaotixrora.
Proprietors Memphis Tea Company. Fteam Coffee
Commence m MOSDlY. July H2tli, their
Remnants of Lawns,
Eemnants of Linen Jwwurs,
Kemnants of Grenadine
Remnants of Piques,
Remnants of Jaconety, Swisses, Nainsooks, Clsock Mus
lins, Mulls, Fiquo,
Remnants of Irish. Linens, Remnaniu of Prints,
Remnants of Oassimeras, Jeans, Cottonadee, Pant Linens.
Remnants of Ribbons and Zmbroid iwiefl
WE ALSO OFFER
PRINTED PIQUES, ECEU&ATM.MTA STRIFES
At the Reduced Price of 20c, A large llnoa
Dress Goods at 10c,, 4 A Percale at 10c, Priaw at Standnnl
Prints at G l-2c ,
ANU MANY &i83,
Corner Main asid Court StoeeSs.
WE beg to Inform the numerous friends and patrons of the jF3L3t?-C3 jW X'X!SZ3
that owing to the high rate of gold and high rates of freight Irom Liverpool to New
Orleans, wo have this day advanced the price of our IKON COTTON TIES to Ave and one
half cents per pound.
PRICE LIST, JUNE 16, 1875, AT
In lot under doo QnndlM.
In Iota or 50O
In lota or 1,000 1
Nos. 369 Front and 32 Clinton treats, Momahis, Tenn
M. L. MEACHAM.
J. B. POSTON.
WHOLESALE GROSSES, SALT AND NAIL ASMTS.
No, 9 TJKION STBEET, MempMa, 5'esa
Mr. W. T. EOWDRE HAS CHARGE
CUBBINS & GUJOff,
160 and 17 Aduias Street, Meraliis, Tenni.,
Bteam Engines (portable and stationary), 8aw Mills, Grist Mills, Shaftings, Coupling?
Pulley Hangers, Etc.
AGItlClLLTUKAIi IMPIEME.VTS.-Cotton IVesses (McDermotfs yre make sapealaly)
Gearing, Pinions, Gudgeons, Bolts, Etc
HOUSE AND JAIJ. WORK Columns, ldntels. Kill. Gratings, Sash Weights, Ventl'ato
Cast and Wrought Iron Fences, Cast and Wrought Iroa Cells and Vaults.
ALL KIXDS OF STEAMBOAT WORK. OAE PBOMPTi..
Orders for Brass and Iron Castings, and ail kinds Wrought Iron Work solicited. Highest
prices paid lor Old Castings.
FURNITURE, CARETS, ETC, AT G8ST.
In order to reduce our stock previous to our annual stock-taking In July, we wiU .l
FORNITURE, CARPETS, ET8 AT COST FOS CASH.
This la an opportunity for thoe wanting first-class goods in onr lint to piuchanu at lew prres
than was ever ofiered in this city.
STOCK COMPLETE IN
100 bbl. Silver Moon FTftwr, 200 Mil. &le Hert-Sir.
OO ?!!. afon riant, 35 blili. Fiaiil'N.KnSru VJasr
30 bMs. -oatel flour. 400 bbU. taerlftreH't-) tijU.
200 bfolii. Silver Moon Meal. -TSae
nbltrtt and Fluent flour and JlearsamS.
BAKING Fei BEE
and S?5ce Hills,
BALANCE OF OUI
OFFICE OF THE AMERICAN COTTON TIB COMPANY.)
No. IS Cakomjslet Htkket,
New Orleans, June 16, isr )
ARROW COTTON TIE NOTICE.
WAEEHOCBE, NE?T ORLEANS.
Si 1-3 eta. per lb. nrt.
,k i-a "3 otr.
..3 1-3 net.
S. W. RAYNB & C0.t
American Cotton Tl Vn.. !
0. C HE1.1
Fabgason & Clay,)
A. W. ROBERTS.
E. E. MKACHAK.
OF THE COTTOJI DEPARTMEKT.C
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