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VOL 85, 181
WASHIM.TOX, Aogurt X, 1 a.m.
Kr Tennessee cuni the Ohio vaUey,
parly cloudy weather, slowly rising
temperature, rising barometer and
northerly to southerly winds.
The rivers in Mrginia and Petmfyiva
niaand the Ohio and Central Mississip
pi rivers will rive rapidly. Dangerous
foods will prouaWy occur in the Ohio.
Robert A. M'Farland, the past
thirteen years financial editor of U19
Cincinnati Enquirer, died in that city
last night.
Owma to the importance our people,
In town as well as country, attach to the
flood news, we surrender thla morning
by far the largest portion of the Appeal
to telegrams from all quarters indicating
flood apparently freighted, for all the
valleys, with the moat disastrous oonse
4 ences.
The iatet telegraphic dispatches re
ceived last night concerning the Ktu
tuck y elections give large Incrca in
the Democratic majorities all over the
State, except at Louisville and Lexing
ton, where the Radicals have made
galn in the latter city, carrying the
city by an increased majority.
Tin; committee of the National cot
tm exchange, appointed to report upon
the condition of the cotton, report that
they have performed that duty, and
state that Louisiana hai better prospects
than last year: Mlseirf-ippi, stand gen
erally good and better than 1S74; Ar
kanaa?, staud uniformly good; Nash
ville, teason favorable and stand
good. Norfolk, compare favorably wuh
last year; South Carolina, stands better
than last year; Savannah, also reports
stands better than last year; Mobile,
stands are universally better than last
year; Texas, generally favorable report,
cropi a. good as last year. No report
from Memphis or Wilmington depart
ments. A dispatch from Beaver, Utah, yee
terd8. announces that the defence in
the -oe of the United States vs. Lee
and others, for the massacre of the Ar
kansas and Missouri emigrants, offered
the depositions of Brigham Young and
George A. Smith, which were ruled out
but were filed by the clerk. They state,
in substance, that neither party issued
any Instructions in regard to the Arkan
sas emigrant train, but people weie
counseled not to sell grain to any patties
for forage. They state that neither
party knew of tho massacre until after
ward, and then only by general report.
Most of tne day was taken up by coun
sel in diseasing instructions to bo sub
mitted to tho court. Judge Boreman
will deliver bis charge to-morrow.
The following notification from our
oldest citizsn aud one of the truest
friend of President Johnson cannot fail
lo draw together a large number of the
people tf Memphis, who, in many
ways during the past ten years, have
marked their reepect for and apprecia
tion of tte great commoner:
Tne political and personal friends of Ex
ptesiden' Andrew Johnson are re-pecllully
mvllai io meet In Court square at lour o'clock
tills afternoon for tue purpose of ezpresMug,
In a public manner, their borrow f.-r his
death and appreciation of his character as a
man, a citizen aud a statesman.
Chairman of tiie Committee.
We hope that besides this meeting au
othei and more formal one will shortly
be held, at which a eulogy snail be pro
nounced upon tho great statesman
worthy alike? of him and of the first city
in the State; and we also hope Mayor
Loague will convene the general coun
cil to take action In regard thereto
aud for the purpose of adopting suitable
resolutions. Tho aldermen of distant
New York have set ua tho example.
TUfi ntmocratlc Btate Convention-Im-ttifU'C
oaeonrne f People X.X
pccletl Irolblo Candl
(Inlet, Etc
8pe-ia' to tho Appeal.
Jackson, August 2. Tho Democratic
State convention, which assembles here
to-morrw, is called for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for State trea
surer and reorganizing tbe party, which
was formally disbanded by the Meridian
convention in the contest between Al
corn and Amis It bidsfiirto be the
larLvstcor-vention held in the State
since the war. Tb-.' city is already rap
idly filling with delegates, and large
crowds are expected to-night and iu the
morning. Among the distinguished
men already in the city are Ex-Govern-,
Albert G. Brown, Charles Clark, .
K. M'Cardle. The only name mentioned
for state treasurer is that of Dr. C. M.
Vaidei., of Carroll count v. -Ex Gover
nor Clarke and General K. C. Walthall
are mentioned as president of the con
vention. Congressman Lamar will ad
d, e--s the convention by invitatien, and
la expected to make the greatest speech
ofhis 'if Tuere is Sreat anxiety to
hpar bin.-, aud special traiUB on all the
roads to-r.'"rrow wiU brinS enormous
S i TV" will be a vigorous at
t.mt maiiBii; adopt a white-line plat
SbtUwih tdefeated. The great
interest of the convention centers m this
questioned some trouble is anticipated.
Wise counsels will prevail, au.f the
white-line policy will be lored or de
feated. From all parts of the State come
accounts of the rapidly ris'ng enthusi
asm of the people. An earnest and
powerful c flirt Is to be made to rescue
the State fiom Ridical rule, and high
hopes of success are entertained.
Pittsburg, MairSfs
riinz. witn ieet jucuc -
channel. Weather c.'oudy. AtBrowns
vihe the river is 31 fee. in tho channel,
or..i uiumt stationary.
Evaksville. August Weather
cloudy and cool; mercury, u t
River rising, with 37 3 10 feet water iu
..... i. , internment .tzauee.
lilt UAUUl MJ " " V
Port list-Up: Idlewiid, S p m. Down.
Dowu: Shannon, 2 p.m.; VintShiukle,
4 p.m.; Idlewiid, 4 p.m. Business fair,
tut not active.
purine a class-meeting held by the
... -ji ii,M,.n., nt a unntlinrn villsire.
iiieiiiwiio. uiciutcu v. ' ' :
Brother Jones wen among the colored
jwrtiou or the corgregation. Finding
there a roan notorious for his endeavor
zo serve God on the Sabbath and Sutsn
the rest of the week, beseid: "Well,
brother Dick, I am glad toteeyouheie.
Haven't stulen any turkeys since I saw
you .'t, Brother Dick?" "No, no,
Brother Jones; uoiurkejs" "No chicken-.
Bio'her Dick?" "No no, Brother
JTnn.s; no chickens." "Thank the
lord Brother Jones! That's doing
well 'my brother!" said Brother Jonea,
leavinc Broker DicS, who immediately
relieved his overburdened conscience by
savin- to a near righbor, with an im
mense" sYgh of relle', W he'd eaid duck.,
iie'd 'a 'ad me."
Executive Order from President
6 rant Announcing Ollicially
the Death or Ex-President
Orders from the Secretaries of
the Army and Navy Prepar
ations at GreenTillo for
the Funeral Obsequies
Eologios by the Canada Press
lYhat the Stato Press Jias to
Say Resolutions by tho
New l'ork Aldermen.
Interesting Tacts in Regard to
the Death of Jlr. Johnssn
An Historical Flag-The
Successorship Tlie
Mourning Family
-Etc., Etc.
Washikoton, August 1. The follow
ing executive order has been issued:
WASHtNOTON.'jUly SI, ltl75
It becomes tho painfnl duty of the
President to announce to the people of
the United States the deatli of Andrew
Johcsou, the last survivor of his honored
predecesfeor3, which occurred in Carter
county, East Tenuej-see. at an early hour
this mornltiL'. The solemnity of the oc
casion which called him to the Presi
dency, with tho varied nature and
length of his public services, will cause
him to be lonir remembered and occa
sion mourning for the death of a distin
guished servaut. As a mark of respect
for tho memory of the deceased, it is
ordered that the executive mansion and
the several departments of the govern
ment at Washington be drapeu in
mourning until the e'ese of the day
designated for his funeral, and that all
public business be suspended on that
day. It is further ordered that the war
and navy departments cuse suitable
honors to be paid on that occasion to the
memory of the illustrious dead.
u. S. UHl.M,
By the I'rfslden'.
Aclliife; Htc etary of Stat.
Nashville. August 2. Ex-President
Johnson will be buiied at Greenville
to-morrow with Mas jr ic honors. Gov
ernor Porter and the other executive of
ficers, with a number of prominent citi
zens of this and other portions of Ten
nessee, have left for Greenville to attend
the ob?equ:e3.
Washington, Auizust 2 An order
was is'ued to-day by Commodore Am
nion, acting secretary of the navy, di
recting, in pursuance of tho President's
orders announcing tho death of Ex
President Johnson, that tho ensign at
each naval statiou and ol each vessel of
the United States navy in commission
be hoisted at balf-maet from sunrise to
sunset, and that a gun be fired at inter
vals of half an hour from eunriee to sun-
ett at each naval station and on board
of the flagships and of vessels RCttnK
singly, on the day of the fiineir.l, when
this order may be received in time; oth
erwise on the d.iy after its receipt. The
officers of the navy and marine corp3
will wear the usual badge of mourniug,
attached to tho sword-hilt and on the
left arm, for a period of thirty days.
An order was also issued from the war
department reciting the order of the
President, and directing that iu compli
ance with bis instructions the troops
will be paraded at ten o'clock on the
day after the receipt of the order at each
military post, when the order will be
read to them, and the labors of that day
will thereafter ctaje. The national flag
will be displayed at half-mast. At the
dawn of day thiiteen guns will be fired,
and afterward at intervals of thirty min
utes between the rising and setting of
the sun a single guu, and at the close of
the day a national salute of thirty-seven
guna. The officers of the army will
wear crape on the left arm and on their
swords, and the colors of tho several reg
iments will be put in mourning for the
period of thirty days.
Nashville, August 2. -The follow
ing special from Oreenevilie to the
Union and American, received to-night,
sayi: "Mr. Johnson's funeral will
lace place Tuesday at eleven o'clock,
under the charge of the Masons. The
remains arrived here Sunday morning,
and were deposited at his resilience untii
this morning, when they were taken to
the courthouse, where they now lie in
ntate. All his children are here
except Mrs. Brown, who is de
tained by the lllntfs of her motb
pr. who is not expected long o
survivo the shock rccasioned by the
Ex-President's sudden death. The
courthouse, stores and private resi
dences were draped in mournii g Deep
gloom psrvades the community. A large
conccur-e i expsoled. civic and mili
tary. The governor aril Stato officials,
and the Nashville committee are ex
pected in the mnruir-g. A beautiful cas
ket, with rich silver moutfting and Ms
ainic emblems, contains the corpse. The
body showed signs of decomposition this
morning aod the ca? was closed, ex
cluding from view the face or any part
of tho body. The nanket is covered with
fioral ollering8. Upon the silver plate
was engiaved simply, "Andrew Johi -eon,
agud sixty-seven." Upou the walls
of the courtroom where the body lies,
are three oil portraits of the deceased
and many photographs, various s'yles
of steel engravings and a splendid bust
In medallion, all surrounded with b3dg
os of mourning. Upon the casket, amid
wreaths Jof flowers, is a large steel en
graviDg in a rich gilt frame, with
a heavy Masonic insignia. A civic,
inillta'y and Mnsonic procession will
escort the rornaiiis from ihe courthouse
at eleven o'clock to the place of buriai,
on Johneon Hill, half a mile southwest
of the village. Thi3 hill is in a fifty
acre tract owutd by deceased, overlook
ing the viiiage and plainly visible from
the railroad. It is laid that the ex-Pres-dent,
before the war, marked the place
where he wished to be bjried by planting
on the Flot a willow taken from hia
yard, which wsa a shoot taken from a
willow by Npolpou's tomb at ri'.
Helena. He left here Wtdncsda?
morniig for a few days of rela
tion, expecting to go to Washing on
this week. His death has calbd to
the memory of old citizens many an
incidents of his old his tailor life shop,
where he live J for many jears, is keav
ily draped, which, with the overhang
ing vlues, gives a straugely sad, yet
beautiful picture. The citizens, without
regard to politics, have taken an active
interest in festooning the public and pri
vate buildings with mourning draperies.
The following.whieh I recognize to be in
the ex-Preeident's handwriting.has been
found among nis papers in ins uuico:
OkeeE ili.e, Junc2t, 1S73.
i 1 .1 . I T 1
All seems gloom and despair. I have
performed my duty to my God, my
country and my family. I have nothing
to fear. Approaching death to me is a
mere shadow o' 0 d's protecting weak
beneath it. I almost feel sacred here.
I know can no evil cune- Here I will
i -et in quiet and peace byond tho reach
cf calumny, poisoned shafts, the influ
ence, envy, and jealosy of
enemies. Here, treason and
traitors, or State b&iksliders and
i.ypocritts in church can have no place,
where the great fact will be realized that
God is truth and gratitude-the highest
attributes of men. SVc iturad antra.
Such is the way to the stare or Immor
tality." The following is written on tbo margin-page
containing the abovr: "Writ
ten before leaving on Sunday evening
while the cholera was raging in its most
violeut form." It will be remembered
that the Er-President left Greeneville
after being attacked by the cholera,
when, ss heaaid, "all seemed gloom and
Toronto, August 2. The morning
papers contain eulogistic obituary no
tices of Ex-President Johnson.
The Mail says that in intellectual ca
pacity he was not to bo placed beside
Jettersou, Adams, and the other fathers
of the republic, but he had much of their
personal patriotic virtue, and we may
say that he was the last American Pres
ident of the old school.
The Globe says that he must now be
numbered with the other great men
whose lives w'ero shortened as theresult,
diiectiy or indirectly, of the fierce aud
terrible struggle through which tho na
tion passed.
New York. August 2. The board of
aldermen to day adopted the following:
Whereas, Tnis common council has
learned, with most profound sorrow, of
the death of Ex-President Andrew John
son, and as the sad event is one that
should call forth proper expression of
the sentiments and feelings of the com
mon council, the representatives of the
people of this city, and in view of the
exalted eharacter and public services of
the deceased patriot and statesman,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That a special committee of
three members of this board be ap
pointed to prepare aud present resolu
tions expressive of the regret of tho
people of this city for the death
of the illustrious deceased, anil to
take such other and appropriate action,
as to them may appear best calculated
to manifest our sorrow for the death,
and respect for the memory, of the de
ceased Ex-President of the United
Nashville Union and American.!
Chattanooga, July 31. The news
of Mr. Johnson's death was received
here this morning, and the universal
feeling was one of regret that a great
man had fallen. To this was added a
personal sorrow among his many friends,
who feared that now there would ho no
one left to sustain the principles of De
mocracy against the Republicans. Oth
ers, who were his political opponents,
thought that his death would consoli
date the Democratic party, as ho was
the only man with the ability to make
a speech in the party when he thought
proper. Even Democrats, those the bit
terest agaiast him in the last campaign,
concede his many noble qualities aud
ability, and regret his deatu as the last
living ex-President, and one of the
greatest men Teuntsseo has ever pro
duced. Ho desired that bis winding
sheet by the flag of his country.
Clarksville. July 31. Ex-President
Johnson's death has caused a feel
ing of sorrow to pervade this whole com
munity. Lawyers, merchants, bankers
and mechanics have joined in issuing a
call for a meeting at the courthouse on
Monday next, to express their sorrow at
the loss of one of America's most dis
tinguished citizens.
KnoxvlUe Press and Herald.
Major Sterl. Hambiight, though op
posed in political sentiments to Mr.
Johnson, recognizing iu him a warm,
personal friend, and feeling a regard
and high appreciation for , the oft-expressed
sentiment of the dead states
man, "to be burled in the flag of his
country," telegraphed, yesterday morn
ing, to the bereaved family he had a flag
sixty by eighty feet, which the family
could have to bury the Ex-President in,
if acceptable. This is the finest fiig in
Ehst Tennessee, and is the individual
properly of Mejor Hambright, aud the
oiler oeaks well for the esteem iu which
Mr. Johnson was held by his political
opponents. The flag was captured ftom
General Bosecrana by General Bragg,
at Chickamr,uga,and taken toBichmona.
Subsequently it was re-taken in the bat
tle before Saulsberry, North Carolina,
by General Stoneman's command, with
which Mtjor Hambright was connected
as provost-marshal, aud fell to tho
possession of Major Hambriglit
It has since been used on public occa
sions at Knoxville, such as Decoration
days, etc. Major Hambright received a
telegram from the family of Mr. John
son accepting his kind" ofler, aud tho
flag has been forwarded, with the re
quest from Major Hambright, if that is
too larga to answer the purpose, to pro
sent it to Mrs. Stover, the daughter of
the ex-President, with his regards, in
order that the flag may be as a memeuto
in the Johnson family of the high re
gard in which the ex President was held,
and a lasting emblem of his faithfulness
to the Union and the constitution.
At nine o'clock last ninht the follow
ing telegraphic dispatch was received by
Captain Jaques, of tho East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia railroad:
UREESVIX.X.E, July 31, 1ST.",.
Captain J. Juqnes, Vice-President:
The funeral of Ex-President Johnson
will take place heie on Tuesday, the
third proximo. The hour of burial has
not been decided upon,but will be by to
morrow. W. P. CAliPBELL, Agent.
Last night Mr. Natt Woodward, com
mander of Cceur de Leon commandery,
Knights Templar, received a dispatch,
as follows :
"The family of Ex-President Johnson
desire him to be buried by tho Masons.
Will your commandery take charge of,
or aid in the ceremonies?
"We understand that tho commandery
will go to Gieenville Tuesday. Master
Masons will also participate in the cere
A gentleman who arrived in tho ciiy
last night says that when the night
passenger train left Bristol the bells
were tolling, calling a meeting of the
citizens to take action regarding the
death of Mr. Johnson. All along the
line the people were at the depots eager
for news, and anxious to learn of the ar
rangements for running special trains.
The interest is intense, and there will be
such a demonstration at Greenville on
the day of the funeral as that ancient
town has never before witnessed. The
ptople are going cn masse to the fnneral.
Knorvllle Chioalcle, Sundav.l
We learn that he had been complain
ing for weeks, and especially with a
pain in the right side of his head, and
nis right eye has been affected. When
at home he generally wore a smau mis
ter over his right eye, and only when
away from home, or iu company, did
he remove it. Dr. Marlon Ma'.ouey
has been prescribing for him lately,
and only a few weeke ago he un
derwent a thorough examination. He
has teen suflering more or less ever i
since the close of tho last session
of congress with weakness, and a few
weeks ago complained that he had
Buffered more from heat this summer
than any previous summer in his life.
Seeing a young man with a white linen
coat on, he remarked that he believed
that he would have to wear a linen coat
in the future, as the black cloth coat
was too warm for him this year, and at
once did send to Knoxville for the coat.
One Tuesday night some friends were
at hia house, and he remarked that he
felt right unwell, and feared that he
would have a restless night, which
would interfere with hia intended trip
to his daughter's (Mis. Brown's) house,
in Carter county. His son Frank urged
him not to go If he did not feel better
next morning. Nothing occurred during
the night worthy of note, and the next
morning he prepared for the journey, al
though still feeling weak. His aou
Frank again urged that he had better
not undertake the journey, but he in
sisted and started on tho .morning train
at about fix o'clock. Arriving at Car
ter' depot, he at once started across to
his daughter's, about eight miles from
Carter's depot, on horseback, ridiug in
the hot sun, which was very oppressive
at the time, and reaching the huuse he
expressed himself aa very much ex
hausted. His wife had gone to her
daughters, Mis. Brown's, in Carter
comty, some six weeks ago, and
Mrs. Senator Patterson, hia other
daughter, as well as his son
Frauk, followed on Thursday, after
the news of Mr. Johuson's illness
had reached this place. We called at
his cilice, aud found his private desk
just as ho had loft it. Oa the table were
piies of letters, which had been careful
ly sorted and placed to suit his conve
nience. The book Lincoln and Seward,
by Gideon Wells, was also lying on the
tablf, whore he fnvl been reading it.
We learn that he had been reading this
book considerably of lato. Also a num
ber of exchauges were lying on the ta
ble. He always planned everything on
that table, as before stated, to auit his
own convenience, and if anyone touched
anything during bi3 absonce ha could
tell in a monipnt, hence orery thing was
left just as h3 had arranged it. He
worked, verv bird of late, carrying on
an extmuve coirMpmdence, receiving
more than the Uaual amount of letter
mail from prominent tnt u throughout
the United States concu n govern
ment affairs, and with the mail
that anived at the same time we
did, wo noticed letters addressed to
"Hon. Andrew Johnson" He generally
worked every night in hia office from
half-past seven to half-past nine o'clock,
when he retired, and always rose early
in the morning. From Dr. Malouey we
learn that he bad been attending him
for some time for general debility and a
brokeu constitution, aud be says that
Mr. Johns n not long sinco remarked
that he did not expect to live much
looger, and that his constitution was
brokeu down, haviug been au active
man all his life. The doctor says that
the senator did not show any puralytic
t-ymptoms whatever, and the likelihood
of anything of the kind occurriug did
not enter hia mind.
Nashville Banner, Sunday.
Governor Porter has tho power of ap
pointing Mr. Johnson's successor until
the meeting of the next legislature.
Sime cf the friends of aspirants broach
ed the subject of Senator Johnson's suc
cssfior early yesterday, when he refused
to entertain anything looking to that
end, because it would at le&st look un
teemly at the prtseut solemn juncture;
besides there is no urgency in making
an early selection, as the United Siatea
senate does not meet until next winter.
He regretted Mr. Johnson had not lived
through his term. He will be present at
Mr. Johnson's funeral. State Treasurer
Morrow and Comptroller Gaines will
also attend.
Nashville Union and American.
Senator Johnson leaves a widow, two
daughters and one son; Mr. Patterson,
wife of Ex-Senator Patterson, the lady
of tho White House who received and
entertained during her father's adminis
tration with such dignity and grace;
Mrs. Brown, formerly Mrs. Stover, at
whose residence ho died; and Andrew
Johnson, Jr., of the Gieenville Intelli
gencer. tplniou or the Prfas.
Ka&hvllie Union ani American.
The death cf this distinguished citizen
of Tennejsso will cause the sincerest
feelingi of regret, not only here, in his
adopted State, where he has been so long
aud intiumtftly known, wnere he has
teen for mc:e than tha period of a gen
eration a part aud parcel of tho local and
Federal politics aud statesmanship, but
in every State aud county, aud iu every
town and hamlet of tho entiro Union.
Tnat Mr. Johnson was a great man, few
will deny ; tbat he, from the humb est
origin and surrouiuled by the most uu
piopitious circumstauces, ro.-e to tho
highest official position of bis country, is
now a matter cf history. This exaltation
was not the retult of a sudden upheaval
of popular prejudice or passion, but of
long and devoted service in the cause of
the people. Beginning at the bottom,
step by step ho icenued the ollicial lad
der, until after long a:id trying years be
reachei tie '.opmoirt round. With
a 1 of his foioles, with all of his faults, with
all of his imperftctioiis.he will be record
ed i history as tho most wonderful
mtn of hia age. He waa, in every sense
of the word, a robust man, robust phy
sically and mentally. Ha had never
relied upon the strength of others to ele
vate him, or to sustain him when ele
vated. He wovo fiom himself. With
a stern will aud courage undoubted, he
had a heart responsive to every demand
which friendship could make.
In this city lie passed years of official
life. Here he mad9 or repeated all of
hia great speechea to tho people. Here,
when surrounded by overwhelming'
uumoera i f bilterest opyouenta, he waa
boldest and most defiant iu the advoca
cy of hia doctrines. Here many or hia
moat fccvertly criticised ollicial acts had
a direct local bearing and etlect. Not
withstanding all this, he-re in this city
the intelligence of his death baa been
received with u-iiversal, profound, sin
cere lvgret.
He ha now passed.from the view of hia
fellow-nieu. No more will hia voice be
heard in the senate chamber. No more
wili come from tbo f.irm, tho workshop,
the mines, thestore-room. the office, the
eager thou-ai.ds to hear Teuuesaes's
grea.. commoner plead tho people'a causo.
Our information is that his last labors
wtre in preparing himself for protracted
and vigorous cfl'jrts iu nehalf of the
Democratic ticket in the present Ohio
canipaigu. But his tongue is silenced
forever. Though he wili never again be
Eeen in public or in private life; though
he will never again be heard iu the cabi
net, in the senate or before the people,
he leaves a name and a fame undying
a name and a fame that will serve to
brighten the hopes and excite the am
bition of tiie American youth of this and
future ages. Such a life aa hia would
not be in vain uuder any form of gov
ernment. In a republic it is full of
profitable teaching.
Nashville Banner. '
f ho death of such a man occationa a
vacuum that cam.ot be readily filled.
His loss wid be especially felt at a junc
ture of public atlairs when matured
statesmanship, potent inlluence aud
proved integrity were needed as such
qualities were never needed before.
Added to tho general sorrow of his un
timely death is the keen disappointment
of thousands of ataunch and ateadfaat
supporters, particularly among the old
eat citizens of this commonwealth and
of the Union at large, that he could not
have lived to participate iu the import
ant deliberations of tho next congress,
where great and beneficial achievements
were expected from him. rhse could
have wished for him the opportunity to
entirely fill the measure of hia great
odnial career to complete ine nnai
duties of a well-spent public life to
round the period of a faithful and use
ful pun ic aprvice wuu us i-iosiug
greatest tfl'irt in the restoration of
peace and pro-perity to that people
to whom he owed so much of hia po
iiticil greatness. We believe this to
have been the cherished dream of hia
declining years. Wo know the popular
impression obtained that be entertained
Presidential aspirations. Much persoual
intercourse with him during ihe past
year gave assurance that if he had any
such ambition it was more for the en
larged opportunity it might afford to be
queathe to his country, a recompense
for its recent iuterual discords and dia
stasis, that peace and prosperity which
could only come from a conscientiously
administered government and a purifi
cation of the public service, rather than
for any mere personal gratification over
an added glory to his own official rise
aud record. The plaudits of a grateful
people would more have
Flattered the old man eloquent to tears,
than shouts of legiona of victorious fol-
l)wera bearing him in triumph back to
th"e White House as the champion of
party or hero of political conquests.
Political friend nor foe will at least be
grudge tbat much of vindication which
his late return to the senato significant
ly enough attested, aud, that he died
not without that evidence of the confi
dence of his State and people, reflects no
discredit upon her and them. Impartial
history will be his ample vindication
his most enduring monument, his name,
alone. f
Knoxville Pess and Herald.l
Now, that thif strong spirit has gone to
its last account, history will bf g n to do
him justice. It wai too much io expect
for the "Great Commoner" in tl e fi-h;
for bis name was the synonym ot strife.
A truer patriot an bonester min a
stouter heart or a truer friend, never
lived than Andrew Johnson; and the
book of his eventful life is replete with
instructive leasona to tho ambitious
youth of the land. As an adopted son of
Tennessee, and especially of Eist Ten
nessee, from whoae towering hiila and
exhilarating air he doubtless drew much
of the inspiration, we naturally feel as
though we had a special property in bi8
great name,, But Andrew Johnson waa
not born fttr the narrow confines of any
Stato. Ho rose to the full stature of a
man, in all his proportions. Hence, it was
not long after he appeared upon the
stage of public action, ere he became al
most as well known to the great body of
the American people aa to his immedi
ate constituents. In gue, he waa a typ
ical American. He possessed awonder
ful art of getting the ear of the massea,
which he never failed i. turn to gocd
account as occasion oilered. His faith
in the people never faltered for a mo
ment. With him they were indeed the
true source of national power and great
ness. Somo have imputed insincerity
to him in this regard, but we do not
doubt tbat he was in hearty earnest. At
all events, tho people had unlimited
faith in him, and hence his remarkable
success before them. He ia now gone,
aud it will not be long ere hia name is
associated with that of Andrew Jackson
as the two great names of Tennessee,
and, take them all in all, two of the
mo3t remarkable which the country has
yet produced.
Bains Falling aud Bivers Over
flowing in West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, In
diana, Kentucky, Illi
nois and Missouri.
Au Unprecedented BainFall Old
Jupiter Pluvius on the Barn
page Millions of Dollars
Worth of Property
Thousands of Farmers Ruined
Crops, Cattle and Horses Car
ried Away Leading Rail-
roaos Destroyed and
Travel Stopped.
A Careful tteyiew of the Situation
Ahove and Below Memphis
The Chances Against
Ue Look Out Be
low There!
The reports of the doirgi of the rivera
above here the past tweuty-four hours
are anything else but encoursging; on
the contrary, they are of a most dis
heartening character. Up to yesterday
afternoon, wo saw some hope for the
planters in the Mississippi valley, but
the dispatches and the ollicial report of
the signal service bureau have bt gotten
a different feeling, and we ate aimost
disposed to give up tho ship. Still, there
are thoie who believe there will not be a
general disaster, but we fear their opin
iona are not well-founded. It ia true, aa
we stated in our last issue, no one can
tell what the Mississippi river ia going
to do, and we are more inclined to that
opinion now than ever. It i3 yet possi
ble that the rise reported at St. Dnuis
will get out ahead of the flood coming
out of the Ohio, but that hope ia of tlnj
drowniDg-man-elinging-to-a-straw per
suasio". Tho reported rise of seven feet
eight irchea in the past twenty
four hours at Cincinnati haa
the mo3t demoralizing influ
ence upou those not familiar with the
nature of that river. T: o Ohio river ba
iug of narrow channel and high
banks ia influenced by light rair - to pro
portions that appear enormou3 to us on
the Mississippi, where overflows extend
to forty miles in width ; and a rise of
several feet at Cincinnati, Louisville, or
any point above Cairo, by the time it
gets down t j the vicinity of the laiter
locality, reachea and dispenses itself
over the lowlands, and becomes theie a
swell of ohly a few inches Another view
of the rise in the Oh o affords some
little hope, and that ia that the Miasis
aippi ia at flood bight at tho mouth of
the Ohio, aud the latter atream is alao
at flood bight all the way up to Cincin
nati, in consequence of which the addi
tional swell will move not so rapidly as
on ordinary occasions, which may af
ford ample time for the upper Mississip
pi flood to "do its do" before the Ohio
deluge comes down on ua. These are
vague ideas, the reader will say; but
there may be something upou which to
base a nope. The latest information
from above here aa higli up aa Cairo is
to tho effect that much damage has al
ready been done to tho planting inter
ests; immense fields of cottoh and corn
are already under water, by which much
stock has been drowned, and the farm
ers, in many instances, have given up
their lowland farma to the mercy of the
steadily encroaching river. Tnis waa
expected, however, almost from the be
ginning of the swell in the river, as it
ia well Known that the lowlands above
Memphis are subject to overflow long
before the water has reached tho top of
the lowest banks below here, aud plan
tations above are always submerged to
a great extent before the river has be
come bank-full at Memphis. From below
the latest tidiuga, coucerning which we
glean from the polite ofllcera of the Phil
Allin, are to the effect that aa yet no
very great damage haa been experienced
except in one or two localities. Tuey
report the water level with the banks,
and in ono instance running into the
corn-rows down at Cat island,
aud that tho water was backing
in at the lower end of the is'and Sun
d iv. The only great disaster yet known
- r . - i .: 1 ii ! fr
between isiempuis auu r nai o puiui uoi
Demummer'a bend, where the water Is
running with tremendous current
through the fnlds. AtKichards's bend,
just below, the water is covering a good
deal of cotton, but as yet not so effectu
ally at its mercy as at the Demummer
place. Council Bend holda out yet, ex
cept at Hamlin's place, at the lower end
of the bend, where the water is running
in, and the least rise will destroy much
valuable cotton. At Obenchaiu's store
the water ia runnicg strong against
Bateman, but his levte ia in good con
dition, and suiliciently formidable to re-
lt rvmnli hit.hr lirtA .Tnat hnlntc- thi
ElSb L. iuw - - v w vw.w ..
po ut oppo.-ite Fort Pickering, at tho
Lske place, a very light riso will do cou
sideiatlo damage. The ofllcera of the
Allin say that! the farmers are doing
eveiytbing that they know worth the
effort to protect their fielda, and in
many instances they are pretty well
fixed, and will come out all right pro
vided the river does not go more than
two feet better than the present rise
The above is all we have been able to
find out concerning the effects below
Memphis, but we may expect to hear of
more farma being partially damaged
since tho Allin passed up.
The news by telegraph from the Ar
kansas river also contributes to the
gloomy aspect, as that stream ia reported
rising rapidly above Little Bock, and
sreat fears are entertained of an over
flow of its banks all along the river. We
have given above all that could be
learned reliably yesterday, and we sub
join all the latest reports received by
telegraph, a careful perusal of which
will convey some idea of the Immensity
of tho flsod now threatened.
Office of Obskevation.")
Signal bkrvice U. m. akxy,
M KM MIIS, lEN., ADgU 2, 1.175.J
Daily report of the stage of water,
with changes in the twenty-four hours
ending at three o'clock thia evening:
Above low
Rise. I Fall.
feet. In'a.,?t. ; in. Ft In
Cincinnati ..
Leavenworth. ..
Llitle Hock .
New Geneva, Pa.
New Orleans
St. LonU.......
Below bonch mark.
U. il. LUDWIQ. Sergeant.
Pittsburg, August 1. Monongah.-la
river ia sixteen feet and rising rapidly.
Rained heavily at intervals during to
day, and steadily ainco six o'clock
thia evening. Fears are entertained
that much damage may ensue to the
villages and towns along the Yough
cougheney and Monongshela rivera.
It is reported that families in these
places are moving out to escape the
Wheeling, August 2. Very heavy
rains fell here yesterday and last night.
The creek overflowed its bank,carrying
away large quantities of hay and shock
wheat. The water covered the Nation
al pike a few miles east of thia city.
Near Mannington, on the B. and D.
railroad the track waa covered
to a depth of two feet. Tho road was
uninjured, however. The telegraph
wires and poles were washed away. The
Monongahela river ia higher at Fair
mount than for ten years. A large river
is expected. All ihe side streams near
here are running out'strong.
Cincinnati, August 2 A Gazette
specisl from Charleston, West Virginia,
reports all the streams rising rapidly.
A boom in the Elk river waa swept away
thia morning, causing a loss in loga of
twenty-five thousand dollare. Beporta
from all parts of Ohio to-night south of
the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago
railroad, continue the gloomy accounts
heretofore given in these dispatchea of
the loasea and damages by the flooda.
By to-morrcw or Wednesday, at the
farthest, most of the small streams will
commence falling on the railroads. The
Fort Wayne railroad and Pn Handle
line are reported still in working order.
Trains reaching Cincinnati from Colum
bus via Xenia aud Dayton without de
lay. The Little Miami road will prob
ably be in order by to-morrow night.
The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincin
nati road has some breaks between Col
umbos and Crestline. The Baltimore
and Ohio, between here and Parkers
burg, is broken in several places, and
passengerH are sent via Columbus, Bel
laire and Grafton. The Ohio and Missis
sippi, and Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton roads are reported unbroken. A
slight break was reported In the India
nvpolia, Cincinnati and Lafayette road
near North Bend, which haa been re
paired. No trouble reported yet upon
the roada in Kentucky. .
Columbus. O., August 2. About
midnight last night the Scioto river left
iis bed and broke wildly over a tract
of laud, south of this city, burning ex
tensive cornfields ten feet in water.
The waters then rushed over a large
brick-yard and rose over the first-story
of ten houses, occupied by the workmen
at the yard, necessitating the removal
of the women and children in wagons;
the men waded out to high ground with
difficulty, but with a little patient effort
the whole party, numbering seventy
five persons, were saved without any
serious accident. Considerable damage
was done to property in tho neighbor
hood. The river fell three feet to-day.
Beporta from along the line of the Hock
ing Valley railroad show that the losa to
the growing crops and wheat in the
Bhock by the water will be very great.
It is impossible to ascertain the damage
done to the road-bed until the water
subsides. No bridges have aa yet been
swept away.
Terre Haute, Ind., August 2. The
flood iu thia region is very devastating.
Tho Wabash river ia some twenty inch
es higher than during the great rise of
1858, and a few inches higher than u e
still greater inundation of 1828, which is
of record, and ia in the memory of the
older inhabitants. "The river ia fully
three milea wide opposite thia city, and
ia still slowly rising. A few small bouses
have floated down. Some live stock and
millions of bushela of wheat, in stacks
and in shocks, have floated past. Large
quantities of hay have also gone down.
There is little driftwood afloat, or the
bridge could not possibly remain
The two railroad bridges, the
Vandalia, Indianapolis and St. Louis
aro both unsafe. The water is within a
few inches of the windows of the water
works, and quite even with the floor of
the gaaworks. Both are over the river
bank, but tho sand-bag embankments
have so far kept the water out. No losa
of life reported as yet. The Clinton
wagon-bridge, fourteen miles above us,
is floating down upon us, and so is a
saw-mill. Over six million bushela of
corn ia reported drowned out be
tween Tetre Haute and Hadsonville
below. Sugar Creek township is wholly
devastated. Not a thousand rails, very
little corn, and no wheat left in the
township. Every house in Bloomtawn
is Inundated. Marks's mill-dam, five
miles west, is broken away, and seven
houses at Beelsville, on the Vandalia
road, together with three milea of em
bankment aro washed away. Not a
train on any of the roada left the city
to-day except a passenger train to Vin
cennes and return. With no commu
nication below, we shall have none in
any direction, and no mails for four days
at least, there being no less than thirty
bridges, besides trestlea and embank
ments, completely gone on the Evans
ville and Columbus road Every trestle
between Oaktown r.ud Hazletown ia
either badly injured or swept away. An
engine was overturned by a bank
giving away. No one waa hurt. On
the Vandalia, the iron bridge at Carters
burg, Cross creek bridge, Big Sugar
creek trestle, Eagle creek bridge, and
the large bridge at Beelsville, are all
gone. Seven bridgea are gone on the
E., T., H. and C, tetween thia city and
Newport. Several very aerioua breaka
have cccorred on the Loganaport road.
The Indianapolis and St. Louis road is
in bad condition. The bridge at Peru is
nearly all gone; Otter creek treatle Is
badly damaged, the Paris bridge ia gone
and the Wabash treatle is injured. The
river is still iisiog.
Evansville, August 2. Great dam
age haa been done the E. and C. railroad
near Patoka. No trains through to-day.
Columbus, August 2 The heavy
rains of last night filled the cell
ars heretofore dry, aud covered corn and
whear fislds even more deeply than
they were. Tne Scioto is higher than it
has been foryears, but no fear ia felt for
tho levee. The Hocking Valley rail
road company only run trains to Lan
caster. President Green reports more
severe floods between that point and
Athena, along the line of the road, tiir.n
haa been known for many years. The
Pan-Handle trains all come in on time.
Tho Little Mtami road, by reason of the
floods, sent Cincinnati trains to-day by
way of Xenia and Dayton.
Dayton, August 1. The alnioet con
tinuous rains of the past week have
been supplemented during the leet
twenty-four hours with btill heavier
storms. Tho river bottoms co; lequent
ly are flooded, and crops are sulidring
severely. Miami river and tributarlea
are at llood-hight, higher thia stanm
than for twenty-llvo or thirty years. At
this point no serious damage has beuu
done, but the bridge abutments are suf
fering. The tobacco ciopa are aim out
ruined by the storms. Oats, corn and
meadowa are suffering g-e& darcagn by
the army worm, aud whsit i- r.Llii
in the ahock. Weather stiil gloomy to
night, and more rain threatened. Pub
lic feeling about business is depressed in
consequence of damaged crops.
Cincinnati, August 1. A report
reached here to-n'ght from Hamilton,
Ohio, that the Miami river is out ot its
banks and the western part of that city
partially submerged to the depth of three
or four feet; no trains went out to-night
on the Pau-Handle or Cincinnati, Ham
ilton and Dayton railroads.
Second Dispatch. Another heavy
rain fell here this afternoon oing some
damage to the streeta aud sidewalks on
the hillaidea and fi joding the '--Mars to
some extent. A landslide i- reported
on the Little Miami railroad betwton
Pendleton and Loveiann. preventing the
trains from passiug. lue signal uffice
reports the total fall of rain for July, as
observed at thia station, at nine and
aixty-three hundredth inches; rain fell
on twenty-three days during the month.
Tho bodies of the four young men
drowned last Thursday night, near
Huntingdon, West Virginia, were re
covered to-day and are en route here for
burial. A special to tho Commercial to
night givea accounts of heavy rains dur
ing the past twenty-four hours in Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois, and further dam
age to the crops. Danville, Illinois, re
ports all the bottom lands along Ver
million river overflowed, and tbat the
stream waa full of floating wheat shocks.
Zion-ville, Indiana, reporta tho most
damaging rain cf the season, tho streams
flooding the country; several hundred
feet of the Indianapolis and Lafayette
railroad washed out, and two bridges
over Crooked creek moved out of line.
The waters are receding to-night. On
the Louisville, New lbany and Chi
cago railroad the culverts and track are
reported gone in several placea north
and south of Greenca&tle; Indianapolis
and St. Lsuis railroad also reported
washed out east and west of Greencas
tle. The Vandalia road alao has lost
a bridge over West White Creek, near
Cartersburg, Indiana. The Indianapo
lis, Bloommgton aud Western railroad
is reported washed out near Crawfords
vllle, and it ia thought trains will not
get through before Tupsday. The Com
mercial'8 Somerset, Ohio, epecial reports
a terrific hail-storm this afternoon, the
stone3 the size of a large hickory nut,
followed by a heavy rain. Considerable
damage was done to tho Hocking Val
ley railroad. An Enquirer special from
Circleville, Ohio, reports the Scioto river
very high, and still rising, the battom
landa all under water, and considerable
wheat haa floated off. A spcial to the
same paper from Urbana, Ohio, aaya the
creeks are awollen to rivera and all the
flat landa inundated. Bain is still fall
ing and the streams rising. Wheat has
already bsen destroyed by rain, and the
army worm ia cutting the grass and
oats. A Epscial from Lima, Ohio, re
ports serious damage to crops in that vi
cinity from rain and the army worm.
Corn is reported aa bdly beaten down
by water. An Enquirer, Oxford, Ohio,
special says the most severe rain of the
season fell for two hours to-day. Crteka
are reported higher than for many years,
and covered with fencing-timber.wheat,
oata and barley. The Cincinnati, Ham
ilton and Inuianapolia railroad line run
no train to-night, owing to landslides
and washes.
Third Dispatch. The river ia rising
at the rate of two inches an hour.
Weather cloudy and damp.
the hocking valley submerged.
Cincinnati, August 2. A special to
the Times, from Athens, Ohio, says that
Hocking valley is completely sub
merged, and the rise is within three
inches of the greatest ever known.
The croi s aro a total loss, and reports of
other losses come in constantly. No
trains on tho Hocking Valley road to
day. Water ia over the track of the
Marietta and Cincinnati road below
town, where two trains are blocked, one
a passenger-train filled with peoplo
stood completely isolated for some time.
The loss at the Sallna salt-mines will be
heavy. Oue bridge on the Marietta and
Cincinnati road west of hare has gone
down. The heavy bridgea aro standing
the strain well.
Indianapolis, Augvst 2 Tho con
tinued rain-storm since Saturd: night
haa been very damaging tJ the .iuradB
west and south of this point. Whito
river haa contiuued to slowly since
Friday evening, and it ia uow fully as
high aa tiie flood of ISoS, Indiauoia, on
the weat side of the river, ia ail afl at.
An immense amount uf damage has
been done to property on the west side
of the city aud in "the bottom lands
along Whito river. The Vincennes rail
road haa sullered severely in the neigh
borhood of Martinsville, the track being
submerged for miles between that city
and Gosport. The Vandalia road suffer
ed the loss of a new iron bridge near
Cartersburg, one end of the bridge at
Amo being lowered and the track con
siderably damaged at several points. Tho
Indianapolis and Bt. Louis railroad is
badly damaged at Si. Marys and Dan
ville, a portiou of the trestle-work at
the latter point being washed away.
The west division of the I. C. and L.
road suffered in the washing away of
the road-bed at Crooked creek, a few
milea west of thia city. The I., P. and
C. railway haa a damaged bridge at
Noblesvillo and considerable damage to
the track at several other points The
I., B. anil W. road sullered slightly in
damage to the road-bed. The I., M. and
I. road is considerably injured at Rock
ford and Columbia. No traina have ar
rived to-day on the Viucennos, Van
dalia and Indianapolis and St. Louis
roads. The roads running east have
suffered comparatively little.
- St. Louis, August 1. The river hs
risen three feet since last night, and is
swelling at the rate of two inches p-r
hour. Accounts from the Missouri, up
per Mississippi, and Illinois, as well as
other smaller streams, are to the ellect
that they are all rising, aud the prospect
Ia that the river here will be as high or
higher than at any previous time thia
season, within a day or two.
Second Dispatch. Ihe rai n con tin u ed
most of last night, and a drizzle fell un
til noon to-day. The mercury has fallen
to about sixty degrees, and tbe wind ia
from the northwest, but it ia still very
cloudy and threatening. The four prin
cipal railroads running east from here
are either flooded iu placea or damaged
so tbat traina cannot run, and most of
the roada In this State are similarly sit
uated. The river haa risen hero three
feet sinco last night, and ia now rising
at the rate of two inches per hour. Ac
counts from the upper Mississippi, Mis
souri and Illinois say they are all rising
rapidly, and all the tributaries within
two hundred milea of here are greatly
swollen, many of them pouring out
flooda of water. Diapatchea from vari
ous parts of thia State say that immense
damage has been done to the crops and
other farm property. In Spring river
bottom alone the damage to tha firm w a
is estimated at one million and a half of
dollars. The Osage, Lamine and Blaek
water rivew are higher than tver before,
and, in fact, a'l the ttreams in the State
are at flood bight, causing great destruc
tion of property, ,The railroads are also
suffering greatly "from washout?, lorn of
brldgef , and overflows. Trains are badly
delaveu or stopped entirely. Turnpike
loads are also being washed away in
places, bridgea destroyed, and travel
impeded. There has probably never
been so widely extended damage done
in the State before.
Chicago, August 2 Specials thia
morning repart that heavy and dam
agirg raina have prevailed in central
an i northern Illinois and portions of
Iowa during tho past forty-eight hours.
Cro;H have been almost entirely des
troyed in some cf the low-laud sections,
anii even the high-lands have suffered
to a great extent. Tbe railroads have
been washed out at some points, but no
very st nous accidents are reported yet.
Little Rock, August 2. The weath
er is ciituuy, with indications of rain.
The river ia etatiouary htie, but ia re
ported rising rapidly above. Great feats
are entertained of an overflow below.
Spee'al Corres-pouilentv Appeal.
Cairo, August 1. 12 in. The watwat
Jamea'a baytu, New Madrid county,
fifty-two miles elow Cairo, haa flooded
that entire country. Great lath lossia
cattle, bogs, horses, etc. Tho water is
now over tiie entire farming IfctHlsof
New Madrid and Pemmascott counties,
Missouri. Week tefore last the river
there receded fifteen inches; but up to
Saturday the rise waa twenty-seven
inches. The damage to stock ia Im
mense, while the entire corn and cotton
crops in the above counties are destroy
ed. Rise here Saturday, thirteen and
three-quarter inches; rise here sisce
Saturday morning, four and a half
inches. M. H. J.
Special Correspondence Appeal.
Steamer James D. Parker, off
Hickman August 1, 1 a.m. The
river hence to Memphis has
been rising slowly since Fri
day midnight, and haa already done
much damage. Between here and Mem
phia many places are submerged, and
even two inches additional rise will de
stroy a large amount of cotton and corn.
At Carutheravilld.on the Missouri shore,
one hundred and thirty miles from
Memphis, the water is running over the
bank, and will doubtless inundate much
of the country back of that town. At oth
er points on tbe Missouri above Caruth
eraville.the water haa made encroach
ments upon the banks nnd whole field
of cottm and corn will be ruired. At
Tiptonville no damage has be?n done,
although a few milea below there plant
era on the Tennessee shore are being
partially overflowed. The country
around Haile'a Point also sustaius dam
age. Friday, the St. Genevieve ran
against and tore away a section of Tan
ner & Mitchell's warehouse, and duriug
the night the remaining portion slided
into the river. Mr. Mitchell waa rndely
awakened from his dreams and rushed
out the back door. Aa the St. Genevieve
left, the waves caused by the boat broke
through tho levee addition, recently put
up, and the consequence is. near two
hundred acres of cotton ia now under
water. Mr. Smith looses about one hun
dred and fifty acres, and Mr. Tanner
about fifteen acres of cotton and seven
of corn.
OHIO dykes broken.
Evansvlllo Courier, 30th ult.
Beginning at the point below Evans
ville, on tbe Indiana side ot the river, ia
a largo Held of corn, tho grcatur part ol
which, by tho last rain aud the giving
way of the temporary levees, ia ruiL
ously submerged. On the Kentucky
side, just opposite, t eginning at the Bar
rett inrm, and coming on down and in
cluding the Dixon aud Stanley planta
tions, tbe damage is also terrible, ami
several large bieaka have occurred in
the levees. But there aro large spaces
still out of reach, and being still more
securo by temporary dykes. But should
the expected riso of two more feet cer
tainly come, this work will, and indeed
any more they could now do would
prove altogether ineffectual, and the en
tire front suffer alike and very greatly.
Tha great break on the Indiana side oc
curs at Lockharl'a Point From there
on down to nearly opposite Henderson,
there are fielda in front of all the farms,
cf about two hundred yarda and more,
iu corn in tbe tassel. These are quite
destroyed; and the danger to the back
fields from sloughs leading back to the
main ones in front, already full, increase
with the rising river. The sufierera on
thia line, aa far aa I could learn them,
ar-s the Sanders, Butlers, Bar
kers, Neala, Martins, Kings and
Howards. The dam which broke at
Lockhart'a has been watched night and
day to prevent such a disaster, and it at
last gave Way through the force of the
current. In tho lower bend, below
Henderson, where corn was principally
raised, the damage is incalculable. Mr.
Henry Dixon has three hundrc I acres
under water, and all tbe surrounding
farma are In tbe same lamentable con
dition. Wherever the water ia upon the
tobacco that crop may at once be con
sidered a total loss, while the length of
time that it must necessarily stand upon
tho corn ia hopeless for that ataple. The
Inmage along tho entire route between
thia city and Henderson was already
very great. Night before a last a great
dyke, reaching from Lockhart'a Point,
on the Indiana side, down to the Hen
derson ferry, broke under the heavy
force of the stream, and the waters were
let in on at least two hundred acrea of
fine corn. A few inches more of rise
and three hundred more will be covered.
Cincinnati Enqulrr.
Advices from southwest Wisconslu
say very heavy rain storms have oc
curred in tbat section in tbo past two or
three days. At Veruona a large part of
the town is inundated. Considerable
damage ia done. The Atlantic and Pa
cific ruilroad bridge over Spring river
wai awept away, and several hundred
yarda of track was washed out. Pretty
serious w&sh-Uta have occurred ia vari
ous other placea, and traina will not be
able to pass for several days. Crops are
very seriously injured or wholij de
stroyed in the bottoms along Spring
river and other streams, and much other
property awept away.
There la a Frenchman, on hia travels
through England, who writes home
that in Liverpool the hearses stand at
the corners in rows, waiting for custom
er. jut aq cat a in other placea.
A'o. 303 Tfr.iril Street.
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Offices and YareB, i"oeT Yt sahingtoo St
Salesroom, So. iBoward'H Koff.
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