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VOL 35c OSTO 182
Wiwisotoj, August , 1 R.m.
I'.t '.he South Atlantic and Gu'f
v -' T- nnetKe and the Ohio val'ey,
t ' to- ftir weather, rising tempera
tw ttrh light southeast to southwent
ti-ica and riMng, followed by falling
' 2-rlti. (, r.
Ihr o'i o river will continue to riecat
s-T ot.h liftow Marietta, and dangerous
a j Is I'iocmr in the vicinity of Cin
' i n ' and LouitviUc. Ihe central
il s.siyyi will continue to rie, and
f jo a u it probably occur bttuieen Mcm
j.'i j cid Cairo during Thursday or
Thursday night.
The j.Iniona of tho press as to tbe
watt?.- and oouduct ot Andrew John
8;a. poh.ishtd in the Appeal of this
mcrolr, is good reading for the "stu
Oca' of history."
We learn by telegraph from Galves
ton tta the election returns from flfty
c p vo-j'ij. precincts in Texas enow a
Bsis l majority in favor of the conslitu-t-;ial
cnuveution. A very light vote
vrza pt lied- "
A dispatch from Frankfort, Ken
tucky, aruounces the fjet that Colouel
J Hto 1 iarl Johnston, editor of the Ken-i-
.y '"iman, ot that city, was yester
day appointed by Governor Leslie sec
rczzy of stato of Kentucky, vice Hon.
G -orge V. CiaJdock, who resigned on
nr-uat ..f hia election to represent
Franklin county in the next legislature.
Tbe rppointment of Colonel Johnston
give3 geatr&l Harisfuction, and will no
' ui t be regaided throughout the State
ao ne eminently fit to be made.
Dispatcaes from Louisville assert
that the vote to call n constitutional
c-nvtt,'i u is very largely in favor in
this eit . Dispatches from other points
make it somewhat doubtful whether
tLe i jpstiou is carried. The specials to
Vie Courier- Journal shov that the ma
j my i n M'Creaiy is a gain of nearly
fire hnodred over tho Leslie vote. So
fr as yet heard from, the Democratic
majority in tbe lower house legislature
m'j bo a',ut tho same as last year. The
turns are comirjg in very slowly, and
no efi jite statement can be made su to
M't'rearj 'a majority.
A telegram from Londooeaterday
uLranus tht the Mark Lane Express,
in its weekly review of tho corn trade,
caye: Thecerealcrop Just reaching ruatu
ray has bojn saved by fine weather and
we may yet have a moderate harvest in
goud order. 1 ho upward tuovem ent has
st -i p?d arid prices have relapsed, partly
io fori-c"iuence of foreign arrivals,which
arc unusually free, but current rates
fvart 1 iech the average and are still
t -low tliose of last year. The harvest
10 France is progressing rapAily, but
general reports indicate less than a fair
:ircrare yield, although In Paris and
Marseilh s prices have fallen two shill
il gj. 1'ho Belgian aud German mar
kets j,.1.. w a fcimL'erchauge. Ofllcial ac
counts of the crops in Austria and Hun
gary frh w that there is more likelihood
tfa uedcitney than a eurplr..
The French senate has been eatab
ishrd. Pre-id.'nt Grant is at Elizabeth, New
The German minister sailed for Ham
burg Monday.
The negro editors' convention is in
ec?si .n at Cincinnati.
Th - French aembly passed thochan
n i-.uiiel hill Monday.
Th? Omaha city council have reduced
the i ilire board to four.
Tup Bsecher trial Is to be renewed in
ei.emtjer. Awful to think cf.
The steamer Eutopia, from Glasg'.w,
arrive J at New York yesterday.
Moody and Sankey held their closing
srrvle-j in Liverpool yesterday.
The Karatoga and Buffalo races were
po tponed yesterday until to-day.
Tim steamer Danatt, from New York,
arrived at Southampton yesterday.
Th. tody of Newton Beaty, drowned
Dfar Naphvilie, has been recovered.
Dr. Wm. Haythorn, a prominent
physician of Little Bock, died yesterday.
(lilmfr Breman, of Nashville, was
d'owitd at Cook's Lauding on Friday
T - sale of tbe Northern Pacific rail
roa i iiao been postponed until the twelfth
in 'ant.
Th? Carlteta were defeated by the reg
uin. Hpanitli foices Monday, near Bar
es 01
F rfy Uiousand dollars worth of lum
I it destroyed at Ontlin, Ontario,
II iclay.
iii national &ssemh'y of France yes
terday aj proved of the Berne postal
l.e apprehended trouble between
Brz 1 and the Argentine Republic, has
pa!-sd away.
t srdia from Madrid says that tbe
A l is have gained several victories
over tiie Csrlists.
The British negro emancipation was
eeieiirateil by thecolored people throcgh
oji t'anaoa yesterday.
The steamer Great Republic miled
t' z .u FrhHL-ijco, California, for
Hung K mg, China, Monday.
Hie first bale of Florida cotton was
vi tive i at Savannah, Georgia, yester
iav nxm Gainesville, Florida.
Toe fifteenth annual eesslon of the Ed
u."at -al association convened at Min
xjeai. ii.-, Minnesota, yesterday.
Two hundred bids have been filed in
CVum-us, Obii, for constructing tho
t :uo)l in and Toledo railroad.
Th schooner Hucces, of Aukland,has
- ' 'ot in Cook's strait, near the coast
' 2'tralia, and all on board drowned.
Th- mints of San Francisco, Califir
n'a, anl Carson, Nevada, closed yester
day iu re ptct of Ex-President Johnson.
General Weyler has routed the Car
Xisia under Seibills in Catalonia. The
( ar.it General Dorregaray is at Berga.
Tho excursion party which left
Omaha in charge of Mr. Gratton, ar
v i 'afe at Minneapolis, Minnesota,
s erday.
Tbomas R. Matthews & Sons, an old
M-i j .(jr hoj3e in Baltimore, Maryland,
j-j-ide-i esttrday. Liabilities fifty
ji uiud dollars.
A Bohemian woman and her babe
were fearfully burned by the explosion
f a can of kero?ene oil in Omaha, Ne
tr'. a. ytpterday.
I o" seventeenth annual regatta of the
N rTi.wffteru amateur rowing associa-
i n v. .a come oil at Toledo, Ohio, to
jiy 1 ti'-morrow.
V.. t.ibba states that the mortality
at-'-nL' the poorchildren of New York,
if averaging over a hundred a day,
oh Hy fr)m cholera infantum.
S !. Win. D. Kelley will speak in
I d a. apoli", Indiana, Uion the subject
Lationitl finance and currency
Wr'h.t-sday evening, August 11th.
Dwifiht F. Steene, of Putnam, Con
..ecti u, was arrested at Worcester,
Ma-.'-ar 'iusette, yes niay, for tho mur
der of Frederick White, at New Lon
don, Connecticut, last Wednesday.
Funeral or Ex-Provident Andrew
Johnson at Qreeneville, Yes
terday Au Immense
Concourso of People
Tennessee Honors Her Distin.
galshed Son Delegations
lrom Every Part of the
State Leading Stato
OHicers Present.
Honors Paid by tho Federal Gov
ernmentOpinions of the
Leading JourHals of the
Country Jleeting in
Court Square
Nasuville, August 3. The follow
ing fcpecial was received to-night from
Greenevllle, Tenuessee, by the Banner:
"The events cf to-day havo justified
yesterday's expectation, and tne bedy
of Andrew Johnson has Inen buried iu
the presence of such crowds of people as
living he delighted to face and address.
The day opened gloomily, the town be
ing shrouded in mist, which, rising,
showed the mountains enveloped in
clouds. Many misgivings and fears
were expressed as to the weather, and
many hopes entertained that the day
would brighten. It did, and was all
that could nave been wished for tho oc
casion warm and somewhat sultry at
times, but alternating in sunshine and
shadow, and free from rain. Governor
Porter, Comptroller Gaines. Senator
Fowler, M. Burns, George White and
other Nashville visitors; Deputy Grand
Master Connor, of the Kuoxvhle com
mandery, and many lower East Ten
uesje&ns, arrived on tho morning trains
cn route to the house of a friend,
where they stopped. The carriage con
taining the governor and comptroller
s&ppei in front of the courthouse, and
they entered and visited the remains.
The tasterjmd industry of the ladles and
tho energy tvf the gentlemen of Greene
ville had unifbJ to make the dingy old
courtroom sadly beautiful and almost
a reliable place for the remains of
even an ex-President to lie in state.
The casket, plain but elegant, resting on
cofllu-stands in the midst of foliage
and flowers, was c!octl so that no part
of the body was visible, bat on it lay an
excellent steel engraving cf President
Johnson in a heavy gilt Masonic frame,
while upon the walls aud canopy posts
wero hung various portraits and en
gravings of the deceased. The regular
trains from the east, arriving at seven
and ten o'clock, brougbta largo number
of people from the up-country, and a
special train of seven cars from Kuox
ville at eleven o'clock brought a large
delrgition from that city, and many
from other towns along the route. Mean
while the citizens had been steadily
thronging the roads from all directions,
and before noon fully five thouaand per
sons were assembled to attend the burial.
At noon the family came from tho resi
dence to the courthouse. Greeneville
lodge brought the body out and placed
it in the nearse, when the procession
was formed and marched to the grave
under charge of the marshal and assist
ants, in the following order: Johnson
Guards, Patrons of Husbandry, Odd Fel
lows, German band and Dickinson
Guards, of Kuoxvilte; Masonic lodges
and chapters, hrsrto, bearing the body,
with pall-bearers attending, and
Kuights Templar as guards of honor;
family in carriages, Governor Porter,
other State officers and distinguished
guests members of the press, and laitly
citizens on foot and horseback. Special
coverings for the hearse and horses,
adorned with the varied Masonic insig
nia, had baen prepared for the occasion
by the undertaker. Among tho dis
tinguished visitore, not already men
tioned, were Judges M'Parland aud
Trigg, and Chancellor Key, Corgre3s
man M'Farland, Thornbergand Crutch
field, and Representatives Bullen, Tay
lor and Ledgewood, Colonel John Wil
liams, Colonel Luttrell, and Mayor
Staub, of Kuoxville, to whose industry
and energy in no small degree may be
attributed the large and respectable del
egation from that city. The grave is
on a hill, a half mile southeast of the
town, in view of and on the left of the
railroad as you go to Kuoxville. It Is a
natural mound about one hundred feet
high and commands a view of the
Unake range on the southeast or fifty
miles, while to the northwest may be
seen tho Bay, Clinch and possibly,
Cubarland mountain. Thither to the
music of the mournful the procession
moved, and was arranged in double cir
cle around the grave, leaving an open
space of about two hundred feet in di
ameter, including the family, Kuox
ville ;cotnrnandery, Knoxville glee
club and the governor and other
distinguished visitors. The Knights
then performed their beautiful funeral
ceremony under the lead of Commander
Woodward, and aided by the G'.ee club
and a brief abridgement of the Master
Masons' ceremony of burial was then
conducted with much feeling and
eloquence by D. G.M. Connor, aided by
the GreenevilIelodge, and amidst the
moans, and sighs and tears of tho be
reaved family the clods rattled upon tbe
cofiln liu of Andrew Johnson. His body
was committed to-the dust and his soul
tQtthe God vhogave it. Nothing what
ever of an unpleasant nature occurred
to mar the mournful harmony of the
solemn occasion. Order and quiet
reigned during the whole day, and tbe
respectful silence of the large concouree
of people ws a fee'iag tribute to the
memory of one who ranked gratitude as
the chiefest of human virtues. At three
o'clock in the afternoon the services
were concluded and tho orderly crowd
dispersed. At four o'clock tho trains
bore away most of the East Tennessee
visitors. The Nashville and Chattanoo
ga delegations left ou the eeveu o'clock
train, and Greeneville is left alone, to
mourn the less of her illustrious dead.
New Orleans, August 3. All the
Federal ollices aro closed to-day out of
respect to tne late iSx-President John
ion. NEW YORK.
New York, August 3. The custom
house Is closed, aud the flags ou the city
hall and other city government depart
ments are at half-mast, In respect toEx
Presideut Johnson.
Washington, August 3. All the ex
ecutive departments aud also the ofiices
of the District government are closed
to-day, iu reepeet to the memory of Ex
President Johnson, with lligs at half
mast. Emblems of mourning are dis
played in various localities.
Boston, August 3 Minute-guns are
being fired here to-uay as a mark of re
spect to tho ex-PrceiJeat, auJ Ihg are
at half-mast.
(Ipinln of (tie Fre.
Vlckkbnrc Herald.
Our telegrams this morning an
nounce the death of Ex-President An
drew Johnson, which occurred at tho
residence of bis sister, in Carter coun
ty, Tennefcsae, at two o'clock yesterday
morning. Thu has passed away ono
of the most remarkable men of his time,
one of the mo3t notable examples of
self-elevation from obscurity to emi
nence which the history of this republi
can countrv affords.
Ho was a man of greater political j
strength than any other man in the
State, and in his death Tennessee has
lest one of her mot t idolized cit zeusand
ablest statesmen.
Chattanooga Timei '
A great man has fallen. No matter
how widely we may have differed, or
how bitterly we may have fought him,
nono can deny that Andrew Johnson
was a great man.
In all the high positions which he was
called upon to fill the taint of corruption
was not found upon his garments. No
man was ever exposed to more srarch
it g inspection than he as President dur
ing the impeaohment trial, aud yet no
charge was brought against him of cor
ruption. It "is too early to form a candid estimate
of the life of Mr. Johnson. He is a part
of the history of the United States, an
integral part of the State of Tennessee.
In after years, when all passion and all
prejudice have subsided, our posteri'y
win know and appreciate him better
than we do.
St. LouU Timcs.l
A notable man has Just fallen out of
the ranks of American politics, and to
sjree extent a remarkable and aggress
ive man. Osleasibiy a Damocrat, and
under all circumstances n piofessed wor
shipper at the shrine of the constitution,
he inflicted more wounds upon the or
ganization he belonged to than any
other leader connected with it, and
brought into mora general disrepute the
organic law he was so continually up
holding than all the balance of ths real
conspirators, who had neither his hon
esty to defend it nor his eminent oppor
tunities to preserve it from harm. Not
intentionally bad iu a political point of
view, nor conscious at any time ap
parently of the extremes be wa3 forcing
his party to occupy, his immeuse ego
tism warped his natural good sense aud
made powerful for mischief individual
gifts and abilities that might almost
have wrought miracles otherwise, if
properly directed and re3trainea.
Chicago Tribune.
Andrew Johnson was no ordinary
man. Indeed, he was an extraordinary
character. "His success was due to no
advantages of wealth, family or educa
tion. He was poor at the outset, and
remained comparatively poor to the
end. He was thrifty and sparing in his
expenditures. Ho was a man of great
natural abilities, which made them
selves conspicuous despite his illiteracy
and want of education; they enabled
him to surmount obstacles that were
fatal to others. Ho enjoyed the personal
confidence of his immediate neighbors,
and of the people of his SUto, and that
confidence had even a wider constitu
ency among tho American people.
There was ono particular in his charec
ter that should never be forgotten, and
which should serve as an incentive to all
classes, and especially tb men holding
public station, and that was his inflexi
ble personal honesty. No suspicion of
any ofllcial turpituJe ever existed of
Andrew Johnson; and it was to the pub
lic faith in hia integrity that he owed
the victories which he gained in his con
tests in his own State.
New Orleans Picayune.
Andrew Johnson was emphatically
a man of the people. It wa3 hi3 boast
that he sprung from the people. Self
made he was, and in this respect he in
vites the criticism due toone of tbe most
singular mental and moral natures.
Born in an humble station aud reared
to au humble trade, ho imbibed those
inveterate class prejudices whieh clung
to him through life, and which furnish
the key to much tha.t was contradictory
and objectionable in his public career.
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But recently, the deceased etatesman
had been elected to the United States
senate from the State which had so often
honored him, her favorite 60D. Big
hopes arose in the minds of his fellow
citizens. The crisis in tho affairs of the
country had been reached, and to the
stalwart Andrew Johnson all eyes were
turned as the man who would perform
a tremendous part in the task of rescu
ing the remaining liberties of the States
and people from the thraldom of an in
solent party. Alas! death, sudden and
terrible, snatches the great champion
from the etnt race of his countrymen,
and the expectant culpriU breathe more
freely; for they dreaded this raaa of fear
less spiiit and honest, patriotic heart.
The grave which Inclcsss tho remains
of Andrew Johnson covers one of whom
it ni3y be written that he served
his country faithfully; that no ill-gotten
gains stain his hands; that his country
men weep a bereavement, and that his
memory will be cherished with affec
tion and esteem.
Now 'Orleans Tlme.
In spite ot bis faults, he was a great
man. Throughout his whole career,
and judged by his cilicial conduct, his
bitterest enemies never questioned his
honesty and integrity. 1e took no
presents. He had no "family" to take
care of, and ho left the White House
poorer than he went in. Remember
that those were in flush times. The
"whisky ring" was in its power, and
like the Thracion king, all it touched
became gold. These were tbe days of
credit mobilicr, of subsidies, of jobs, of
claims. Immense fortunes were made
by many in a few months, and yet iu
all this riot of extravagance and coriup:
tion, the irrepressible Tennessean came
out with garments not having even the
taint of corruption on them. When
some friends desired to present him
with a carriage and horses, he
bluntly said it was "not proper
for the President to receive
any gifts, even from Lis old
friends " He was impeached because
he opposed the Radical policy of rec in
struction, which hrfs so eminently de
monstrated its entire failure in Lou
isiana, and returned to tho senate just
at the time when the majority of iho
American people bad praciically vindi
cated the soundness of his position.
When tho unprejudiced political history
of the last decade shall be written, An
drew Johnson will be the central figure
of his era. He was that noblest work
of God, an honest man.
Louisville Ledger.
A great man has fallen.
Say what we may of Andrew Johnson
and there are those who have thought
and said much of ill concerning him
none can deny that he wa3 a man of
extraordinary mental as well as phys
ical force. The United States has pro
duced no other man who, with so small
opportunities, acc implished so much.
Born injthe humblest walks of life, left
fatherless at the age of fjur years, ap
prenticed to tho tailor's trade us ten,
and serving his master until he
was seventeen, when, without a
dollar in his pecket, and never
having entered the portals of a sehool
hcuse, he undertook the task of support
ing his widowed mother and carving out
a destiny for himself. Impartial
history only can do justice to tho lives cf
the prominent actors in our war period.
That Mr. Johnson made eome grave mis
takes is unquestionable. A broad chris
tian charity would attribute these to e--rors
of judgment and not wrong inten
tions. Who that has held positions of
similar delicacy and responsibility has
not made mistakes? But we cannot en
large. Every man will estimate the life
and character of the dead statesman for
himself. His death at this time will be
regarded by his friends as amounting to
a public calamity. His position in the
a?nate gave him an opportunity to bring
to liht many of the outrages of Radical
ism, which may now escape exposure.
But he is dead.
By nature reticent and secretive,
rarely communicative even to his famil
Mrs, ho took ihe people cn masse into
his confidence and talked incessantly to
them of himself, his hopes and schemes,
his motives and purposes. Hs wa3 the
only politician who has appeared iu our
time whose belief in universal bullrage
equaled his professions. No man was
so sincere, because no ono was so isola
ted and so self-contained, as he was in
h's reliance on popuiar sovereignty.
He regarded every rival as as enemy.
He distrusted all who did not yield him
r:ady submieabn. He had no
friends srnong his peers, between whom
and himself a most cordial dislike exist
ed. His friends wero young men or ob
scure men; but these were admitted to
f ,-w or noneof his - crets. His secrets he
reserved for the people. Away down in
hia nature somewhere there wa3 a cbilu
llke. simplicity; ateuder compassion and
il Bvmnathv for suflerinir: a rebellious
i spirit of resistance to tyranny aud wrong,
t which, had the circumstances of his life
heen geatier, ana uau ms
receiveJ early traiuing, might have
develop3d a more lovable, fcS well as a
more heroic, character. A more Upright
man might not h? found; rudely direct;
uncouthly disingenuous; iur.cceiib!e t
venal approaches; a tru9 friend of h s
country, to tho extent that he realized
its wants and understood Ihe duties that
should guide a citizen whose whole scul
and mind were devoted to the public
New Orleans Republican.
Andrew Johnaon.of Tennessee, is dead.
No elabira'im of phrase- can carry with
more poignancy the sorrow of this sim
ple announcement. Tne sole mrvivor
of cur ex PxesiJents, licwas atypp cf
the statesmanship or the better days of
the republic. He was n man of tbeiiei
ple, loved the peopl-, laborrd for them,
anil in all things soufehi thei: good. He
was ambitious, but his uuibition sprung
from the desire to benefit his race and
country. In his whole public career
there was no stain upon his perfect in
tegrity of character. Hespurned bribes.
Hi- despised everything mercenary. He
would not receive gifts while in office.
His strong convictions were always ex
pressed boldly, and with no truckling,
time-sf rving tongue. The right, as he
saw it, was his guiding star, and with
this blazing beacon ho marched lorward
without deviation. Hie lesson of his
speeches, proclamations, messages and
letters was loyally to the law. The
spirit of the revolutionary fathers lived
in all his acts. When the
waves of fierce fanaticism roiled about
him and over him, his stalwart willi"d
fortitude were not broken. With folded
arms and bared breast he braved and de
fied them, standing like "a living wail,
a human wood" in manly consciousness
of his rectitude and faith in ultimate
vindication by his fellow-citizfos. Er
ruts he committed, faults be had; but he
had no enemy who would not willingly
to-dy acknowleCgo that Andrew John
son was a pure patiiot, a true statesman
and an honest man.
Whenever a true and impartial history
of his administration i3 written, he will
bo preentod to posterity as the unflinch
ing defender of the constitution, aud as
the uncompromising supporter of tho
only policy by which this Union can
ever be restored. No man has ever been
mere bitterly or moro undeservedly ca
lumniated than he, and no man has ever
been more superbly vindicated by the
inexorable logic of events. With his
record not quite finished, but yet ample
and glorious enough, hegoestohisgravo
followed by the teaia and sighs of a grate
ful country.
Chicago Tlmes.l
Andrew Johnson was one of the most
remarkable products of this nation.
Biru aLd ' raised," as the southern
word is, iu poverty, ho arrived at the
ago of manhood with scarcely m ore than
the special education of a journeyman
t.iilor. s
Of courpe to have arisen from so low
au origin to the highest political station
in a nation of fortv millions, by the
sheer force of naturil faculties, argues a
man of no ordinary character. Mr.
Johnson was a very extraordinary char
acter, iu many respects. Nature en
dowed him with an enormous fund of
physical and mental energy. She "cut
him out" for a typicil American poli.
tician. In some way he made an early
discovery of the fact, aud thencefor
ward bent all his vast store of enevo' in
that direction.
Though the pre-emption law was real
ly tho most important achievement of
his public life, it was far from being that
which made him tho most famous. Few
even among his own countrymen know
that our homestead pre-emption system,
of which so many citizens, j ntive a ad
adipttd, have avai'ed themselves to ac
quire au interest iu the soil, was the
work of A. idrew Johnson; a man whom
alt the world has heard cf as the most
obstinate, impractical, turbulent :iud
null-headed President America has had.
It was doubtless his natural love of con
troversy and contest that assisted Mr.
Johnson in being au utterly uncompro
mising "Union man" at the outbreak of
tha pro-slavery rebellion. That his
Unionism was sincere and honest no
man ever doubted. His combativeneis
made it demonstrative and vigorous, as
well as hou23t, aud g-ve him a consid
culty throughout tho north which led
to hia elevation to the office of Vice-1
Ilectioe In MtrnjiIiU YeMcrriay.
In response to the call published in
the morning papers several hundred
citiz.iis assembled in Court equare at
four o'clock yesterday afternoon to take
preliminary a'eps toward a mass-meet-iiig
of tbe citizens of Memphis and
Sbe'hy county to pay proper tribute to
the memory of tne late Ex-President
Andrew Johnson.
On motion of Colonel M. D. L. Stew
art, Colonel Cbarle3 D. M'Lean was
unanimously chosen chairman of the
meeiiug, who accepted the call in tho
following terse and appropriate remarks:
Fellow-Citizens In accordance
with a time-honored custom, we have
as?embled in preliminary meeting to
pay the last tribute of respect tu the
memory of one of our most illustrious
ciVzma, Andrew Johnson, late Presi
dent of the United States, whose moital
remains are to lie this day committed
to the grave, at his long-cherished and
beloved home in East Tennessee. I
have known him for forty years, for the
greater portion of which period he has
heen prominently before the people of
Tennessee, cf the United States, and, in
fact, of the whole civilized world, where
is spoken the English lauguage. Ia all
the relations of his life he has sustained
tlio character of an incorruptible patriot,
and au honest man, from th-i humble
rank of a craftsman to the most exulted
position in the wr.rld. Wo meat here
to-day not to display fulsome adulation
of the distinguishe 1 dead, but to express
our heart-felt sorrow at our sincere be
reavement, in trie los3 of a man whoso
life has been devoted to the best inter
ests of his fellow-men, aud to the per
peSuatinii of tho great principles of civil
rind religious liberty enunciated by the
constitution of the United States, the
Magna Cbara of the new world.
Colonel M'Lean then assumed tho
chair, and
On motion, Colonel M. D. L. Stewart
was chosen secretary.
On motion of Hoa. A. T. Lacey, the
following gentlemen were appointed a
committee on resolutions, to report at
the maES-meetiug, the time and place
hereafter to to designated: Archibald
Wriqbr, Henry G. Smith, A. J. Kellar,
J M. Keating. J. H. Mathes, John M.
C'.rmat k, M. P. Jarnegan, M. D. L.
c'r. -wart, John Roush, K, J. B. L. Winn,
J ihn Lagu?, Louia Podeta, W. W.
Guy, B. Lowenstein, Wm. Chase, Geo.
Patttson, S. B. Bobbins, A. T. Lacey, P.
M Winters, Thus. Boyle, Owen Dwyer
and P. R. Athy.
On motion, the committee are author
ized and instructed to select suitable ora
tors for tbe occasion.
Tho meeting then adjourned, to meet
in mass-meeting pext Saturday night,
the seventh instant, at eight o'clock, &t
the Exposition building, to which the
public are invited to attend.
Among thoseon tho stand worn Mayor
John Loague, Chairman S. B. Rbbius,
of tho hoad of aldermen; Hon. A. T.
Lacey, Ju !g John M. Cirmack, Col
onel George Pattis-in, Alderman Hilla
mac, and other ieailir g citizens. Among
the assemblage we alto noticed several
A telegram from Queenland, Austra
lia, pays the Chinese dilllculty is assum
ing formidable proportions, aud that
tbcre is great opposition among the
miners to their presence in the cnlony.
News from 411 Parts The Disastrous
Iewa of Yesterday Confirmed
Crops Ruined asd Ball
' roidj Destroyed.
Fiillt Particulars Character of Losses
Saalalned An Immense EoJy
of Water Coming fcoutb,
Etc., Etc.
Evansville, Ind , August 3. Tho
crops on the low bottoms are utterly
ruined. Heavy damage has been done
tbe Evansville and Columbus railroad,
which will be repaired to-morrow.
".CfllQAao, August 3. The floods In
this ttounty have done damage to the
amount of ntout one hundred thousand
dollars. The chief injury is from the
overflow of the Calumet river, which has
inundated the meadow lands and de
stroyed large crops of hay.
Johnsonville, August 3 The re
cent storms iu Central illiuois have
dono immense damage to crops, bridges
and railroads. Tbe los3 is estimated to
amount to a million dollars. That ot
Morgan county alone is nearly a quarter
of a million.
New Orleans, August 3. General
Thompson, chief State engineer of Lou
isiana, says the Arkansas levee near the
Louisiana line is low and in had condi
tion, aud Raleigh, Millikin's, Omega
and Waterproof levees are caving. In
about ten days the floods fiom above
will arrive at Red river, and should the
uuper levees give way the whole coun
try around Bayou Macon will be over
Sedalia, Mo., August 3. Damages
by the lato storm to the railroads run
niug through this place have been re
paired. Tne Missouri, Kansas and
Texas railroad completed repairs yester
day, having had a very large force at
work. Trains are now running from
Texas and Kansas promptly on time,
and special trains of stock and merchan
dise are passing night and day.
Dayton, August 3. 10 p.m. The
Miami and tributaries have receded
over four feet and aro running out rap
idly. The weather is still dismal and
drizzly. Small grains are badly dam
aged; tobacco used up; potatoes rottiDg,
and a narrow belt of corn considerably
damaged. Part of the big bridge across
theMiama, eight miles south of Day
ton, was washed away last night; loss
five thousand dollars. Tho total dama
ges in Montgomery county to crop3 and
other property is estimated at half a
million dollars.
Wheeling, W. Va., August 3.
Wheeling creek was higher yesterday
than ever known. The abutments of
the bridge two miles east of the city
were moved over a foot. At all points
along the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
botween this city and Grafton, there is
great destruction of property and loss of
grain. The town of Farmington is al
most completely submerged, the water
being on the first floor of nearly all the
houses. A.nnrqb3S. of heavy landslides
have cccu;iaoh the railroad, and four
bridges were carried away on the Par
kersburg branch of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad. Tne loss in staves,
dressed headings, logs and barrels car
ried away from the vicinity of New
Martinsville, in this State, will amount
to over one hundred thousand dollars.
AH the lowlands in this section are sub
merged. The river is now rising slow
ly, but will not reach over about twenty-eight
feet. But little rain to-day.
the. inundation in OHIO.
Cincinnati, August 3. A Times
special f'.oru Chillicothe says that the
rain continues and the flood gains in
strength. Tha canal broke beiow the
city, and swept five thousand bushels of
wheat into the river. People living ix
the bottom lauds are removing their
families, fearing an inundation. At
I ronton the Ohio is rising five Inches
per hour, and ia also rising rapidly at
Cincinnati, where it has already invaded
the lower stories of houses on Water
street, and bids fair to go as high as ever
known before.
A special to tho same paper from New
Albany, Indiana, says that trains on
the New Albany and Chicago railroad
were taken off to-day. A; Gosport the
track is covered by the flood from White
river a distance of three miles. A heavy
forje of men is at work trying to prevent
the large railroad bridge from floating
away. The White river, at this point,
is twelve ftei higher than ever known
before. Trains south from Lafayette go
no further than Crawfordsvilie, as the
track is washed out in many places.
A dispatch to the same paper from
Athens, Ohio, says that at midnight the
river attained a hight of eight inches
over the greatest waters over known be
fore. The gasworks are flooded, and
people have to return to candles. The
people of the asylum, across the valley,
have built a boat, and ferry provisions
over, all other modes of communication
boing destroyed. No trains are running
on any of the roads, aud no mails have
arrived 6ince last Saturday.
Lafayette, Ind., August 3. The
flood iu the Wabash is more than a foot
above the high-water mark of 1855, and
several inches higher than ever before
since tho settlement of the country. All
the tributaries have been iunniug out
aud the low ground is all overflowed.
In many places the river is from three
to five miles wide. The damage is in
calculable. Great suffering must result
to tho tenants on the lowlands, whose
all is swept away. The Wabush bot
toms for au average of one mile and a
half and the whole length of the river,
aro submerged and the crops, both har
vested and growing, have been swept
away. Our city is located on high
ground and but slight damage has been
experienced, except to manufactories
and mills. Tho destruction of the Wa
bash and Erie canal, between here and
Fort Wayne, is complete. It is broken
in a hundred places. The canal and
river have been on a level for forty-eight
hours. The water of the river is rushing
through the latter and running over the
banks from one to the other at all the
low places. This will bo a terrible blow
to tho people of the State. It is impossi
ble to estimato any more accurately the
acreage submerged. The Louisville,
New Albany and Chicago railroad is
much damaged between here and tho
Battle Ground. The other railroads aro
all right. The portion of this city loca
ted on the west bank of the Wabash has
been cut off for two days by the water
overflowing the bridge anu levees, ai d
communication is only kept open by
ekifld. The river has fallen about two
inches and a half since seven o'clock
this morning and is still very slowly re
Lotitsvllle Courier-Journal.
The rains have continued without the
intermission of a day, and the situation
is beginning to be viewed with grave
forebodings. The State can ill aflord to
fail again in so important a crop so soon
after tbe disaatioiw year of 1S74, but the
raius of the last six or eight weeks are
proving almost as damaging as a pro
tracted drouth, and if of much longer
duration will doubtless prove quite as
much so. Tho submersion of low lands,
which In many sections has worked
great individual iijury, is of less im
portance, as we have previously pointed
out, than the prevention of tillage
throughout the State, in lands of all de
scriptions, the thick growth ofgrapsand
weeds which the planter is unable to
check, and the extensive "frenching'
of the planus. The conditions of the
preient aud last season have been dia
metrically opposite, as 1S74 was the dry
est and 187o has been the wot
tcst season In the memory of the
oldest inhabitant. There is naturally
a disposition to discount too liber
ally the results of tuc-li a state of
things, hut we believe it te be a safe es
timate that the yield of the crop has
heen reduced definitely by the excessive
rains about twenty-live per cent., and
that, instead of a prospect of the largest
crop ever grown, peihaps we have a
promise of a light average yield. -This
estimate caunot be realized, however,
unless the weather soon changes for the
better. It may b added that the tame
weather conditions have prevailed in
the tobacco regions of Indiana, Illinois,
Tennessee, and portions of Ohio, the
whole section which produces what Is
known in the markets of the icorld as
Kentucky tobacco. During the last fort
night our exchanges also report tint the
Virginia crop has been injured, aud dur
ing the Week jus; closed it is stated that
a destructive storm has ewept over the
State, from the southern border to the
vicinity of Lynchburg, which has ma
terially impaired the quality of the crop,
if it ii3 not diminished the prospective
yield. '
Cairo Bulletin, Slstult.
When Wednesday's storm com
menced many predicted, and all hoped,
that it would be confined to this vicini
ty. But it was not to be. Indeed it
seems that it had spread over a consider
able belt before It embraced Evansville
in its course, and dunug the most of the
day and nearly all of last night the
waters came down in thousands of
drowned-out fields in this and adjoining
States, sweeping away in many places
ail that had been able to survive the
early rains. For days the prospect has
been going from bad to worse, and now,
with threaening weather, still, our
flooded low-lands, and a gradually
swelling river, It is impossible to fore
tell witti any Intelligence or reliability
what will be the end. We may be sure
that it will be bad enough. Many will
escape with slight loss perhaps, but with
the majority it will come in all the pro
portions of an awful disaster. It is no
longer a question of Which crop will
produce most in tho faco of such dis
couraging conditions, but which will es
cape utter destructiou. The wheat, over
a considerable belt, badly damaged be
fore, is utterly ruioed now. The tobacco
fares no better, and day before yester
day's storm has left the corn broken
and damaged in some places utterly
ruined. The meadows in all tho low
lauds are simply washed out beyond the
possibility of restoration. The river is
rising rapidly at all points from Pitts
burg to Cairo, and the flood in the
smaller streams Wabash, White river,
etc. is hacking up and getting beyonil
c introl. Our Patoka correspondent tells
U3 that if White rivor continues much
longer to swell at its present rate it will
burst through its banks and lay waste
one of the finest corn and wheat areas
in the State. The same is true of many
other points in our immediate vicinity.
Our reporters elsewhere give very fully
and accurately the result of careful in
vestigations along both sides of the Ohio
river above and below, from which it
will be seen that what the people along
the White and Wabaeh rivers anticipate
has already become a reality in the low
lands along the larger stream. Not only
are hundreds of farmers redding along
the rivers compelled to look on while
everything produced by a whole year's
labor is being snatched from tbrim, but
dczeu3 have been compelled to fly from
their threatened homes. This is the
story of the flood in its present attitude
and dimensions, and it is plain that the
next few days will add much to it. If
the rain 3 cease there is a chance that
the damage will not gj much beyond
what has already been sustained, but no
one can feel sure that there is a promise
even of this.
Oae ot tin Iloat Ilenlllilnl Ketrenln in
tie Old Dominion Tiie I'lnccfor
From an Occasional Correspondent.
Jordan's Alum Springs, July 28.
A modest advertisement cf this place
has appeared in your columns for eeve
ral weeks. Your correspondent, with
many other Memphians in quest of
health aud pleasure, finds himself tho
solitary representative of the Bluff City
at this, the mo;t delightful of all the
summer resorts that herald their claims
to the patronage of invalids aid seekers
of pleasure. Disclaiming any interest,
farther than acquainting your readers
who may be ignorant of the attractions
of this new and highly improved water
ing place,and of commending good man
agement to tho favor it deserves, he
would notice briefly some of the features
that make tho Jordan Alum par excel
leyce a homo for those who seek rest
Yfem the labors of business or profes
sional life. Possessing all the advan
tages of situation, in the miJtt of the
mountains, there are six alum springs,
varying in properties, and not dis
similar from tho famed wat
ters of the Rjckbridge Alum,
which are percolations from the same
bank of alum rock, a few hundred yards
below. In addition there is a very bold
spring of chalybeate water, and visitors
are also supplied daily with the iodide
alum water, so efficacious in giving re
lief from dispepsia. The improvements
have all been made in the last three
years, and are as elegant in style aud
comfort as any metropolitan hotel.
Persons who have had to endure the
scanty furniture and hard beds usually
found at such places, will appreciate the
woven-wire mattrans, so elastic that it
will respond to a gruut, and turn you
over if not resisted. Water, gas, elec
tric bells and sparkling fouutaics give
comfort and pleasure not elsewhere
found in the mountains. Then, the
guests are nottantalized by having their
appetites sharpened by the tonic waters
and find nothing to eat in the ordinary,
as is too often the caao at the more fash
ionable resorts. Let Memphians come
here if they want health, pleasure and
real comfort. This is not written as a
puff, but written in the hope that some
of my Memphis friends may find Jthe
most charming place in Virginia.
STOVALL The burial or Loui-t: Ikene,
wife of W.1I. Stovall, and eidcst daughter Of
tbe late John W. Fowler, will take place this
(WEDNESDAY) morning at o'clock, al Elm
wood Cemetery. Friends aro Invited.
'So. 303 Tblrd Street.
Brussels and Ingrain Carpeta, Hardware,
Queeniware, Hnndrle-,
A.E.FrnnllarnI, 195 and 197 Main St
Order of Publication.
No. 521. In the Second Chancery Court
of Shelby county. Tennessee-O. O. liuntyn
nnd others, administrators or G. liunUn,
deceased, vs. J. Newton llrown, J. A. Au
derson.sdmtnlstrator.etc, Nannie Kembert,
Ham Rembert Jr., 1'attce Hue Urowu and
Duncin Hrowu.
It appearing from affidavit herein flled, that
the defendant, Duncan Brown, Is a resident or
Alabama, and a non-resident of the State of
It Is therefore ordered by the Clerk and
Master, that he make his appear
ance herein, at the courthouse of
the Kccoud Cnancprj Court, In the
city of Memphis, Trnu., ou or before the first
Monday In September, 1S75, and show causa
whythU sul fhould not be revived ngnlubt
him as one of the.chlldrenandhelrs-at lawof
J. Newton Brown, deceased, and that a copy
of this order be published oncea week, for
lour successive weeks. In tl Memphis Ap
peal. This August 3 MT5.
M. D. L.8TKWAIU'. i ierkand Master.
By Geo. Mallery, 1). C. and M.
E&tes & Kllett, Sols, for Complainant. auS
Grocers, Cotton Factrs
flos. 260 and ?62 Front St.. Memphis. Tenii
Ladies' Suits at $1.
Ladies' Suits at $2,
Ladies7 Suits at $3,
Children's Dresses at 50c and $1.
Ai a Reduction of OncTliird.
A X.ine of 25o Percales at 121-2c.
A Largo Line of assorted Dress Goods at lOe.
Fine Linen Lawns at 20o.
Fine Quality Fast-Colored Lawns at 12 1-2 o.
Ladies' Ties at 15o. Hosiery Cheap.
2' ana at half price. Fanov Goods at a Sacrifice.
Cheap Prints. Cheap Domestics.
Remnants at half prioe. Silk Parasols at $1.
Cornei? Main aal Court Btzeeta
M. C. l'EAUl'F,
Com iin ission HVI eroliaiits,
25 ITi'osst t , Memphis, Tenii.
226 & 228 FRONT
h "ra. mi fT 4P
SiSS'S fflE m Bill ALES
In splendid condition, and at LOWEU PRICES than any other IMPORTED ALES
in the city. For Family use, especially.
No. 48 Caeosdelet Street, r
New OKLEAsa, June IS, 1&75 J
WE beg to Inform the nnmerons friends and patrons of the AXvUO s TinEJ
that owing to the high rata of gold aud high rates of freight from Liverpool to New
Orleans, we have this day advanced the price of our IRON COTTON TIES to rive ajid one
half cents per pound.
In lot under 600 Bundles.
In lots or SOU
In lot nf 1,000 '
and over
flfn'l Agents
16 and 174c Adacas Street, MeiulilM, Tcmjii.,
Hieara Engines (portable and stationary). Haw Mills, Grist Mills, Shaftings, Couplings
Iulley Hangers, Etc.
AUKICUI.TUltAI. IMI'tKCKNW.-Cotton Presses (KcDermott's we maie sspeclaUy)
Gearing, Pinions, Gudgeons, Bolts, Etc.
IIOU.SC AKI) JII. WORK Columns, Lintels, B11H, Gratings, Hash Weights, VentllatO
Cast and Wrought Iron Fences, Cast and Wrought Iroa Cells and Vault.
Orders for Brass and Iron Castings, ami ail kinds Wroaght Iron Work solicited. Highest
prlcf. ptid for Old Castings.
100 Mil. r-.3ver Jloon Ttrmr, 800 bbln. K31e Key Tlosr,
SO lhli (giic!! Flour, US bbli. FJnnl'n Kzlra flnar
ISO bbls. x-ontel Vlonr. 400 bbls. tttber UrnBtia riT.
200 bbl. Hllvcr Hooa Menl.
TZle Wlilteflt and Fluent Flonr nnd Meal Rafis.
TS 1.2 eta. per lb. net.
1-2 " " 2K orr.
n i-3 a otr.
..3 1-3 " " net.
E. W. RATNE & CO.,
American Cotton Tlo Co.. ICw Orleans.

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