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THE VETERANS. Grand Reunion of the Old »’» ' Soldiers of Northern Illinois. Aurora Profusely Decorated In Honor of ilor Gallant Guests* Gamp Dlok ‘Sates and Confederate Fort> Wade—Organizations Rep resented, Camp Dick Tatbs, nbar Aurora, Aug. 20. —The first day of the second annual encamp ment of the Soldiers' Reunion Association of the Northwe’st at Aurora was devoted for the most part to the preliminary business of re porting, organizing camp, equipment of com panies, and assignment of quarters. What with a steady pouring in of fresh arrivals from Chi cago and other head-centres of members be longing to the Association, what with the de cidedly holiday aspect of the ambitious little city in which the reunion is to bo held, and what with the military bustle and stir incident to such a gathering of the survivors of the War, ns well as the younger disciples of Mors who haven't as yet sot any squadrons in the field or the division of a battle know, it was a gala day In Aurora. The business and residence portion of the town was profusely decorated with floes •and evergreens, while suspended over the principal business streets and the bridges were GRAND ARCHES TRIMMED WITH EVERGREENS, rendered bright with waving flogs, nud bearing mottoes containing opproprlato inscriptions de signed to fire tbo patriotic heart. Beginning at the beginning, the corner of Downer place and River street, the most noticeable object in the decorative line was the grand triumphal doable arch erected at that point. To an arch over the West Fox street bridge was suspended the motto, "Honor the Soldiers," while Itsco'm* panlon-plccc, on the next bridge coming Into town, boro the inscription, "Honor the Coys in Blue." The City-Hall and Post-Oflleo was nearly covered with flags, und a largo motto across Its front, "OurNttllbn’s Heroes. God Bless Them." Memorial Hall, that unique little structure so dear to tho local soldier’s heart, built some two years ago at a cost of about $5,700, was neatly and tastefully decorated with flags and bunting, and formed one of the really, though modestly, attractive places In the city. The largo main arch over Fox street boro tbe motto, " Honor tbe Brave.” Tiie Beacon office sported n new flagstaff and quill, while the JJtil'y AVun, not to be outdone, turned out a pair of big wooden shears. To tiie Main street arch was attached Hie motto, "One Country, One Flag." The Broadway arch was creeled to " Our Country’s Defenders." New York street boasted two lorgc arches, the motto on tin* first being "Wel come," and Hint of the second. " Second An nual Reunion. Welcome to All." The railroad depots were gay with flags, mid the coming,mid departing engines were similarly tricked out. Ano.hcr targe arch, erected at the corner of Union and New York streets, boro the motto, " The Union Forever. Welcome, Buy* In Blue." Besides till these mure noticeable ornamentations there was hardly any limit to the amount of privutb decorations in the residence portion of tint city*, the inhabitants apparently vicing witn each oilier in their enthusiasm mid their de termination to make the scene of the second an nual •encampment, or rather the approach to It, as attractive ns posslolc. TUB CAMP "DICK TATBS," at the Fair Grounds cast of the cltr, appears thus far to be laid out witii more reference to Individual preference than to order, each town represented apparently pitching Its tent to suit Us own convemeiHT. The Fust Commander Is Gen. S. B. Bhcror, of Chicago. Gen. O. L. Mnnn, of Chicago, commands me Union forces; Gen. T. J. Henderson commands the rebel Jorccs; Col. E. D, Swain, of Chicago, the Grand Army of the Kcpnolle; Gen. 11. Hilliard, the Veteran Brigade: Gen. Torrence, who will not be hero until Fnduv, will command tin; militia. TUB FOLLOWING OFFICERS have been chosen as the staff of Gun. Shcrcr, Post Coimn nii’cr: Chid oi Stuff—Cnpt. T. C. Lawler, Rockford, HI.; Adjtitont-Guneral—Capt. A. C. Ferru, Aurora, Hi.; Assistant Adjutant-General—.MuJ. George G. Biddulph, .Millington, ill.; Acting Assistant Adjutant-Genera'—Caut. J. E. J. L>lle, Mcndulu. III.; Quartermaster—Copt. B. F. Nuttrne. Ctiicugo; Assistant Quartermaster— Cant. T. R. i’tdgltnse, Sandwich, Hi.; In spector-General— M«|. John J. Healv, Chicago; Commissary of Subsistence, Capt. J. B. Chase, Aurora, HI.; Assistant Commissary of SiiDsist c:k-c, Capt. F. F. Harold, Aurora, ill.; AUI-de- Catnp. Maj. I>. Welter, Chicago; Ald-Uu-Camp, Capt. 1.. C. Porter, Racine, Wlr.; Aid-do Camp, Lieut. A. L. Strang, Omaha, Neb.; Ordnance Otllcer, Capt. 11. B. Douglas, Aurora, HI.; As sistant Ordnuneo Oilicer, Lieut. J. 11. Hubbard, Aurora, HI.; Mustering Officer, Capt. Robert Erwin, Kirkwood, 111.; Provost-Marshal, Capt. Amos C. Graves, Aurora, HI.; Engineer Officer. Lieut. J. D. Callalmii. Streator,ill.; Inspectorof Rlflu-Pracllec.Cnpt.W. 11. Cbcooworiti;Surgcuii« LleaL-Col. A. Hard, Aurora; Chaplain, Samuel D. Paine, Jacksonville, Fla.; Sergeant-Major, J. C. Murduugh; Ordnance-Sergeant, Edgar B.Street, Aurora, IB.; Hospital-Steward. J. C. Dcomsoo. Englewood, ill.; Bugler, Thomas Meredith, Batavia, 111. The following officers compose the staff of Gen. O. L. Munn, Commander of the Union forces: John B. Floyd, Brigadier-General and Chlef-of-Staff; B. F. Oamubtll, Brigadier- und Adjutant-General; Dr. L. C. Mitchell, Sur geon-General; E. A. Filkins, Paymaster- Genera); J. Lesndcr Boeder, Adjutant-General und Inshcctor-Gcnerul; S. W. Munn, Colonel und Adjutant-General; William Vocke, Colonel and Provosl-Mursbal-Ueueral; F. E. Marshall, Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant- Gcocrai: Lucius 11. Drurr, Chief of Artillery; 11. H. Evans, Assistant-Quartermaster; K. V. Gale, Chief of Cavalry; A. IL Fitch, Colonel and Chief of Signal Service; M. F. Turbal, Major and Military-Secretary; K. A. Helm, Major and Aid-de-Camp; William 11. Reed, Chief of Hit flucera; John Stephens, Chief of Commissary; . O. White, Captain and Ordnaoed Officer; Arthur Erby, Major and Ald-dtiComu; J. J, llcaly, same; J. U. Sign, same; H. 11. Diet rlcks, Captain und AiU-dc-Camp; Elliott Du rand, some; L. D. Coudec, Major lu charge of captured prisoners; F. A. Judd, Captain and Atd-de-Camp; Frederick Filbert, same; Henry Wager, Lieutenant mid Chief Bugler. Tirana irk raw distinct organizations in camp as yet. Fourteen years of peace can but have scattered thu companies, and regi ments, and brigades from east to west, trout north to south. As a consequence, all tho veterans la a town have met together und thorn wbo could come have organized Into a company, chosen a commander, und appear here sow as representatives of from six to sixteen different regiments. The only wav thu officers in command can do Is to taku thu names of the towns, und the number of officers und men rep resented by each. This comprises a list to date as follows: Location. I’alatlno luerl'nrk Oregon OllftWU KarltUlu... . YurkvUlo Banawicb Wilt County Paw l’»w, riainttalo Compton Oaaego Klein , fclrcutor Piano ... Amboy Chicago Cnumpaltri). Proplmutown ~ Aurora. Kirkwood.. ilajjuoliu, Kiri llaraclllca.. Klmlra Terre Uar.tc Lemont Waterman Clilcaiw (J, A. It., JluUma (■. A. It Joliet Artillery Sandwich Veteran* few organization* ■ bear legitimate uutnea tu tagu, blzty-llvo men. con Compton; tlinOucUuin illmula Volunteer*, Iro Qbuut'lOO'mtiut conimuu llilnuii Cavalry, eomim vrurtu; Company Po i l Volunteer*, Irom Strea live men ami a drum cot Uie Eighiy-aecomi Iti-i leers, commanded by Ci i'iiera am no udiif upon thu to Wlilulcr inmamlfd bj iarul ami 'i'vv. oiu Batavia, mlcd by by 11 lliu Twoutv-al Hlor, uarnbcrl, )rps,command .•Kimcut illiui ;01. Aruo Voj<i a cumnaula* u Tim ,)Alot Battery will bo boro to-morrow morning. across country* They will fire a sa- Into Imforo reaching thocamo.- A few hands oru srouml, Including the Aurora and the Leo Centro Bands. AMONG TUB I'ROMINBNT OFFICERS AND OITI* , . ZENS present thus far might bo mentioned Qen. B. B. Shcrer, Commander of the Post; Uiollou.lt. H. Kvans, C. H. Willett, 8. T>. Cornice, John J. Ilcaly, K. I’. U. Ktokke, Charles Herrick, Mnj. Watson, Seth Homhett. Copt* Louis Jacobs, Qen. 0. L. Mann. Col. E. 8. Uvcrlock, Col. E. 1). Swain, Commander of the First Hcßiincnt; Erotl Hoffman, Col. 11. B. Compton, Col. Owen Stewart, Cspt. Joim Herrington, Col. A. W. IlnfTcu. Capt. J. U. Mitchell. Capt. Bat McGrath, Capt. M. J. McGrath. Capt. James Stewart, Cant. John Steph ens, Capt. William Hull, of Vlano, President of the Thirty-sixth Regiment Asso ciation, with a company of veterans? Col. Amo Voss, with a portion of the Eighty-second Hcgl menu Urn Hot. S. 8. Paine, of Jacksonville, Flo., who Is tho Post Choplalo, and others. Adjt.-Gen. 11. Hilliard arrived from Springfield this evening, and Qov. Cullom Is expected to morrow. Others nro announced to be present to-morrow, Including Gen. Farnsworth, with representatives from the Eighth Cavalry* FOLLOWING IS TOB PnoORAMAIB FOR TO-MOR ROW, when oven a larger attendance Is expected? Sunrise-Morning sun. ft a. m. —llovclllo. Da. m.— Breakfast coll. 7 a. m.— Sick call. 8 a. m.—Guard mount. 8:R0 o. m.-Organization of camp atm com panies perfected. II a. m.— HUlo-shootlng for veteran orgsniu p a. m.—Company and battalion drills. lOPIO a. in.— Allures* of welcome oy Got. 8. M. Cullotn. Response by the lion. J. C. Shcrwln. 13:50—Dinner. 1 p. in.— National salute, go. m.— Competition drill for prizes of Bilk flags by veteran and militia organizations. (Veter ans nut restricted to tactics. Militia restricted to Upton’s tactics.) ;i p. m.— Address to soldiers and sailors by Mnj.-Gen. John A. Logan. 4 p. in.—Skirmish fighting and arUllcry and battalion drill. U p. m.—Dress parade. TUB FEATURE OP TUB BNCAMPMBNT will bo the grand alum-battle ami capture of the Confederate Fort Wade. Tho preparations already made and yet making for the latter event nro something unusual in their wav. The fort itself, a circular arrangement built of heavy planks and fortified by breastworks, Is aboutftOO yards cast of Uie grand stand, wlileh Is a short distance cast of the camp. Hero will bo stationed tho First Regiment, in their gray uniforms, who, for this occasion onlv, will onset tho part of Hchcls, tuul, under Geo. T. J. Henderson, endeavor to hold the fort. Gen. O. L. Mann will command the Union forces, Gen. Hilliard Uio Veteran Brlgfcde, Col. Swain Urn Grand Army of the Hcoublie, and Gen. Torrence the Illinois National Guard. The dimensions of the place are 113 feet north and smith bv 73 test east and west. There ore 140 feet of breastworks, tho remainder of tho Inelosuro being stockaded. In tho centre stands tho flag-staff of Uie fort, with tho Confederate "nig” flying from its top, while to the north Is placed the powder-magazine. A high board fence east of the structure will ho taken down before Friday nltcrnoon, when the assault Is to be made. Southeast of the fort, some 4W) yards, stands n large farm-house, near which nro the Hebei tllle-plis, while the Hubei pickets arc supposed to be lying low in the vlciuity. The Union forces wilt bo farther cost In a ravine, mul the attack will bo made trum that direction, while a reserve farce on the north will close In on the Uebs when tho mam forces drive them in from Uie cast, and clinch Uie thing, EVENING. The scene around the camp to-night reminds the veterans of old times. Fires nru kindled, pickets put out, and cvcrvlhlng conspires to present the appearance of n veritable vamp. Later afternoon and evening trains bring large delegations, and Uie town Is rapidly filling up. The guns to bo used In tho sham battle and storming of Fort Wade bnvc arrived,—loo brcccn-loadlng Springfield rifles contributed by Guv. Cullom, 000 by Guy. Smith, of Wis consin; 50 muskets by the Naperville Light Guards, 50 bv Col. Llpplncott. of Chi cago; 50 by the Aurora Light Guards, four pieces of artillery bv tho Joliet Battery, one six-pound Parrott gun bv St. Charles, Ilf., and one ten-pound gun bv Aurora,—making a total of Oho rules ami eight pieces of arUllcry. There arc about 400 veterans Id camp not or ganized into auv posts, but who will report to morrow morning for orders. Among the organizations expected to airtve to-morrow are the Eighth Cavalry, Gen. Farns worth’s old regiment; the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Infantry, and Uio Altona Guards. The streets were paraded to-ntght by tho Au rora Zouaves. Senator Logon. Gov. Cullom, and the Qon. G. C. Sliorwiu, of Genova, aro expected In the morning. THE VOICE OF TIIE PEOPLE. Hotter Go. To (he Editor of The Tribune. Chicago, Aug. 11).—'Would you please luform mo through your columns If 1 am obliged to ap pear in thu Town of Dalton on a garnishee that was served on mo at 0:80 p. m. for a man by thu name of Andrews who Is not In mv employ nor never was. The ease is set for Saturday, which Is a very busv day (or mo. Cottle & Co. arc thu collectors. Yours, S. Lai’UISB. jObedlonco to tho law iajuroth no man. So go; but not to the Town ot Jaltou lint to thu village ot that mine, situated In thu Town of Calumet.] How It Was. To the i-MKor of The Tribune, Chicago, Aug. 20.—1 n your Issue of Tuesday, Aug. 11), lu reference to thu loss sustained by me at No. 112 Clark street, you say, (1) that 1 staved there over night; (2) you referred to tho house as u " ranch;" (8) that Henrv Freer was keeper of said " ranch." In tho first place I have been occtinying u room at No. 112 North Clark street for a period of live mouths; second ly, the house cannot be characterized as a "ranch," ns none but rcsnoctaoie people ore inmates thereof; thirdly, Hint Henry Freer is not keeper of thu "ranch." being merely a roomer lu thu building. Yours, etc.. DROWNED AND NOT DROWNED, John Gore, a dock laborer, want to sleep on tbe dock al thu foot of Dearbonr. avenue at mid uiuht, and shortly thereafter rolled off the dock and was drowned in thu river. Thu body was taken to thu Morgue. Ho was i. stranger in tnu city, and It Is not known wheru his relatives re side. Llbble Vickers, who was supposed b> have been drowned off one of the bumboahs, was about town last evening drinking us usual. While under the influence ot liquor she jumped Into thu lake, and would hare drowned had not some bystanders rescued bur. A colored expressman u«t>k her home, and cared fur her until she recovered. Thu cause of her attempting suicide w«« hard drink, und grief over thu loss ot her Jewels, which were stolen by ber man, "Joe Hooker." An Underground Lake, A wonderful underground like has bean dis covered near ilcmclen, Algeria, near tlri pict uresque cascades of that place. Borne miners hod blasted an enormous rock near the carcades, und on removal of the debris found it lit (I cov ered a Isrge opening luto a cave, Die floor of which was covered with water. ConstrU i< ilng a rude raft, und providing themselves wlrii can dles, thu workmen sailed along this under ground river, which nt a distance of six lv me tres was found to merge luto a largo like of limpid water. The roof of the cavern w>« very high, und covered with stalactites, the tx llllaiit colors of which sparkled under the light l }/ the candles. Continuing their course, the we Ikinen had at certain places to navigate then •* l/t be tween thu stalactites, which, meeting lyslag mites from the bed of (ho lake, formed enor mous columns, which looked us if they hod been made expressly to sustain the enormous arches. They thus reached the extremity of the lake, wheru they noticed a largo channel extending toward thu south, into which water quietly made Us way. This is supposed to bo a largo fissure which has bullied exploration hitherto at Bebdan, und which connects the cascades with that locality, und thus with thu mysterious sources of thu Tatua. It is possible that hero they have found an tmmeusu natural basin, sup fillcd by powerful sources, und sending a part ot U waters toward the lake, wliffu thu rest goes to Bebdon. Tho workmen estimated the dis tance underground traversed by them at three lulouiotrus, und (.>*• breadth by the lake at two. They brought out with them a quantity of fish, which swarmed round thu rail, and which were found to bu blind. is that *1 Chi ll. U. (uurtU bcrini; KlkliUi Funik* ilhuuU ivcuty- .'roumli l'u«t ol iv Col. vciity-l uumt uic !•: Au Allie«tur*lliiiit. JVumicnfj (>7u.» .!(/(<!>ic<- ' Mr. N. B. Cooko lias a plantation on tho shoru of the Kseamliiu. Bunn# Uiu last druuubi wlilult prevailed most of the water In llio bol* UtmdamU contiguous to Ills placo dried up, ami tin? ttlliuulura bvaau u predatory warlarc uu U!r livestock. He oruauired a party, and, arming Uieuisdvcs wild au ax, a elioti/uu, and a boat* book, Ui«y sallied luxtii, Tiio latter Imoluuaiut JT 5 Vuluu- it v«L THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE i THURSDAY. AUGUST 31. 187!)—TWELVE PAGES. 1 was, however, most needed, as the alligators had burrowed In the banks of the batons, ana it was onlv by running the boat-hook down and disturbing their nulct tlmt thev could be Invited to the top. The animal, In every Instance. be came cnrnced, and grasped In his teeth the handle, br which he was brought to the surfaro nmi dispatched. Klffht were killed on the first dav, seven on the second, and on the third six teen, tlw Inrcrcot of wnich incssnrcd ten feet and six Inches. In addition to this, about ono barrel of ejrirs was captured and destroyed, and snakes beyond number were slaughtered. The UrtTolllnir of the fUntne At Nancy, ' IH»P‘itch tn I.'ivrinn Timt*. Nancy, Amr. 8—0:30 n. m.—When I arrived here this morning nt haircut 8 o'clock, the town had the aspect clmrnclcrisllc of provincial towns roused from the tranquility of their ordi nary life. Tricolor fines, streamers, and Vene tian lamps lined the streets, and, notwithstand ing the early hour, you saw many a sloooy-look- Ing face peering out of the windows whom curi osity to see the arriving personages had brought out of their beds. Facing the entrance of the station stood a half-finished platform, adorned after the customary fashion, over which a soli tary, melancholy-looking scrgcnt-de-vlllc, doz ing in his choir, was keeping watch. In front of this platform rises the statue of M. Tillers, still covered from Uie base to the summit with the red tell concealing it from the eye of the multitude; but behind tlmt thick veil It Is cosy to imagine the buttoned coat of the first President of the Rc publle and the caustic physiognomy and the bright eves behind the never-failing spectacles of the liberator of French territory. Ihe little square, bearing the name of ** Place Thiers,” in which the statue mauds is very tastefully adorned with flags and banners hearing inscrip tions to the “J.lbcrateur du Terrltlolrc.” A grass plot and flower Led stretch out behind the pedestal, and palings protect the grounds from the threatening invasion of the crowd. To the left some enterprising person.has erected a series of wooden benches in the form of a plat form, hearing the announcement, ** Places a louoraOf." Five francs a scat in a little town fur the privilege of seeing n statue unveiled shows tlic degree of curiosity attained In tho ancient Capital of Lorraine; but this fact proves how deep an impression tiic patri otic cllorls of the aged founder of the Republic have made lu tills extreme corner of France, on tlio confines of Germany. la fact, for two or three days back the Inhabitants of the neighbor ing districts have been trooping in masses Into Nanev to pay to tho memory of M. Thiers a homage grudged him by many while ho lived, but which his' contemporaries ore hastening to . lavish on him within two years after ids death. And, Indeed, when, after a few* minutes' rest, I Quoin passed through the charming little town which to-day attracts so much attention, I found a number of streets already full of peo ple. There were groups of new arrivals, some resting on the curbstones, others improvising a toilet at the fountains, many cnjovlng the pro visions they had taken the precaution of bring ing with them, in a corner of the Place de la Carricrc, at tiic foot of the statue of Jacques t,'allot, a group of four or live peas ants la the picturesque costume of the Alsatians, pipe In mouth, were conversing in undertones. I went up to them; they were Alsatians wtio had smuggled themselves across the frontier, had arranged to meet In France, and seemed delighted with their stratagem, lb was not, they told me, the Germans who would make them forget France, but rather France, wlio seemed as if she hod resigned herself to parting from them. When I returned to the scorched tenement In which 1 had found a refuge it was nearly 7 o'clock; cannon were being fired olt, tiic church bells began to ring, crowds were Ailing the streets, and the fete commenced in earnest. Groups collected round the hills announcing the programme of the day. talking of tiic almost legendary ” petit Thiers,” as the Lorralners call him, Lorrainers and Alsatians from over the border narrating how things get along there to groups of French peasants. Others were talking of the arrival of tho five Ministers and the enthusiasm M. Thiers’ memory evokes. Thevaro unaware tlmt the live Ministers who have come to Nancy have come, it Is said, to struggle against the eloquence of M. Jules Simon, who now, by a change strange even in tills country of changes, has placed himself on the platform of true liberty to combat the Il liberal tendencies of Clause 7, and has be come the leader and hope of Uie real Liberals. Bv a singular yet inevitable logic of events, Clause 7, Indeed, has ceased to bo ttie lino of demarcation between Catholic* and anti- Catholics, nod lias become the Imttle-llcld be tween the modciato and tin: violent Republic-, ans. No occasion or soot could be more pro pitious than the Nanev festival, the unveiling of the statue of M. Tillers, who declared that vic tory would be to tlie most prudent, and that tho Republic could'cxlst onlv on condition of mod eration. It is natural Hint the erection of the first statue raised bv Franco to Thiers' memory should mark tho first measuring of strength between tho Moderate Liberals and tho Republican absolutists. It Is tills which has made the Nancy festival a real event. The man whose statue is unveiled, the founder of a Republic singularly modified to the bands of Ids successors, had a horror of all vioienee and repression. Without being an enthusiast for any creed, he respected all. When M. Jules Ferrr, the author of Clause 7, was civilly mar ried,* M. Tillers, shaking his head, remarked, “It is always a mistaicoto disregard the opinion of contemporaries; sooner or later It involves us in a war with them. As for me. 1 have always avoided it, ami when 1 die my body will pass by tbe little church of ’ Notre Dame do Lorrettu, which will In no way impair my reputation us a ‘vieux phllosophe.' ” Tho throng, moreover, in the streets, the onthuslaMn of the authori ties in giving ail possible eclat to the festival, the Rlgiilllcunco attached to it,—all proved tlmt a moderate policy is felt to be a vital necessity, and tlmt anything extreme would have vexa tious conscuucneca for tho cause defended sin cerely, even when 111-defended. 7 o. m.—The ceremony of tinvolilng tho statue commenced at 1 tills afternoon, mid the proceedings lasted till past 8. From 11 a. ra. Uie concourse in the streets was very great, mid patriotic demonstrations of Um most unex pected kind occurred. A flock of twenty goals was led by a goatherd through the town, both flock ami herd having small tricolors on their bends. Men enlivened by tho sunshine, mid doubtless also bv libations, walked about with trleolorcd lanterns in Uiclr* hands, in wnlch candles were burning, in broad day light. Rarely have I seen such a profusion of patriotic ensigns, and It Is easy to under stand that Nancy had a near view of tho horrors of tho war and still discerns towns formerly French wnlch have ceased to bo so. About noon tho crowd rushed to the Place Thiers, towards tho platform reserved for (lie authorities unit the stiniis raised neurit. Tim square soon presented one of those spectacles repeatedly described yet over frosb. 'the walls are covered with human beings, windows and balconies are full of euectators, even the roofs nave groups of people hoisting umbrellas to keep off Uie burning sun. At 1:30 the olllclal procession begins to enter Uie inelosure. Madame Thiers, in an open carriage, accom panied bv her sister, Mile. Dosne, arrives first mid takes the chair of honor reserved for her. DeputaUous from various societies mid their bauds next enter and group the msrivea round the statue. Some of them hoar immense crowns of natural roses bearing inscriptions In honor of Thiers. Imposing crowns mm immortelles sent hr annexed towns are hailed with enthusiasm. When Mmc. Thiers hud seated herself four girls In white ottered her bouquets. A mid Ihu roar of eanuon and the acclamations of Uie crowd the procession advanced to the platform. Five Minlsiers-'-Lo Royer, Lepere, Bay, Tlranl, and Coehm—marched at the head, maur political and literary notabilities following them. I re mark M. Bernard, the indefatigable organl/er of the festival, Senator lor Meurtheet Moselle; M. Martel, President of tho tienatu; MM. Cai man, Arugo, Pclletuu, Reger du Nurd, Har old, Benhauld, Dauphin. Fouebo du Curoll. Remusut. de Marccre, Horace de Oholscui. Oscar and Edmond de Lafayette, Mezieres, Lutiglols, du Lesseps, Adrien do Montebello, and i'alllnot. The Pre fect of tho Heine ct Marne brings the -1,000 roses from London. M. Edmond About, M. Francis Cluirmus, and mony others may also bo noticed. A cannon was fired mid the ceremony began. M. Noblct, I'rcsidcot of Uie Statue Committee, delivered a speech, in which he related their labors. M. Bernard, Senator for Meurthe el Moselle, Mavorol Nancy, replied to this speech. M. Muriel. President of Uie Senate, was the next speaker. .M, Lepere, Minister of the In terior, ou behalf of the Government, then paid a tribute of gratitude and fidelity to the memory of the illustrious statesman, the great citizen, the Incomparable patriot, who in his later years bore Uie glorious title of Lloeraturuf the Ter ritory. M. Lepere next announced decorations, M. Bernard becoming Olllevr of tiiu Legion of Honor, ami it. Kobiot Chevalier, as also M. Gullbert, the sculptor. Tin.- statue, now dis closed to view, was deservedly applauded by the crowd. U represents M. Thiers as standing with the treaty of peace rolled up lu his left hand. His countenance is serious and pene trating. the sculptor endeavoring to predict both the atliictloii of the patriot at having to sacrifice a slice ul his country and the satisfaction of (he liberator of the territory. A golden crown was then presented to Madame Thiers, after which M. Jules Simon delivered a speech, which was autkluaiad as Uie event of ihu day. RicuAJtu Vorkaulm Second Day of the Dosplaines Soimons by the Seva. 0. E. Enroll, W. Craven, and J. U. Ailing:. Varied and Intcrcsllnir Proceedings in the Assembly at Clinntnnqun. TIIIEKB. Progress of the Meetings Being Hold at There is a veritable camp-meeting going on nt Despiuines. All the formalities of the modern Improved meeting have been dispensed with, and the way left unobstructed for the work of saving souls. Every cottage is not soms " chap el " without worshiped. There is but one com mon place of worship, large enough so that none need ho turned away, and any otto who Is desirous of working in the vineyard will find there plenty of % klndrcd spirits. All who go there expect to work. The character of the opening exercises gives promise of a ses sion of unusual activity and success. It means a long mid unrelenting straggle with sinners when those who have charge of tbo meeting are tip and praying at 5 o'clock in the morning. That la what occurred at Dasplatncs. At 8 o’clock another prnver-mccting was hold In the tabernacle. It found a goodly number present, and much zeal was displayed. Morning services were held in tho tabernacle at 10 o'clock. The Iter. 0. E. Burch made tho opening prayer and preached the sermon. Tho text was: "Who gave Himself for us, tlmtllo might redeem us from oil sin, and purify us from ail iniquity." Should one unacquainted witii the religion of Jesus Christ rend the Scripture, questions would naturally arise in his mina. We find Hie answer to tho questions: Why that peculiar birth, that unprecedented .life, that forty davs' fast In the wilderness, that troglo scene on Calvary, the portents accompanying His death, and tho final ascension of tho Savior to His Father? in the (ext quoted. Christ was a gift to the world. This was tho only gift pos sible to accomplish the work of redemption. Hosts of angels had been in vain: Christ alone had the power. The oblcets of Christ's giving Himself for us am several. Ho sacrificed Him self that he might buy us back Into the favor of Clod. Iniquity is transgression. Christ came to redeem us from all Iniquity. There Is a kind of theology that teaches us that Christ came to purge us of the more heinous trans gressions of tho law, but It is declared In Holy Writ that He came not to modify but to destroy the work of the devil. lie has come also to purlfv us unto Himself. Redemption is not sufficient of Itself: wo must be purified. The speaker did not think hn was assuming any too much if he said he had nothing in his heart con trary to anything to be found In Cod's Word. Some people scrupled not to tall short of fulfill ing tiie law, but the sneaker, dared nut do it. The peculiarity of Christ's necrplu in an intimate and continued loving walk with tied. The Rev. Dr. E. M. Boring made a few closing remarks, asking that the words of the speaker bo applied to each one in the nudlcm-e. A prayer mm experience meeting then followed fur the space of about forty-five minutes. At 1:30 o. m., In tho tabernacle tent, o children’s meeting of praise and prayer was held until 3 o'clock, whan the Rev. William Craven deliver ed the afternoon sermon, basing his remarks on 1 Corinthians, vii., SO: "Brethren, tho time Is short." WOODLAND WORSHIP. Camp-Meeting. Lake Genova, Wis. DESPLAtNES. The Rev. J. H. Ailing conducted tlm evening service, taking as his subject, "Light fur the blind." The text Is lound In SI. John, lx., 25: "One thing 1 know, that whereas I was bllud, now I see." BIBLE CONFERENCE. ffpeetal Dltoatdi to The Tribune, Lake Geneva, Wis., Aug. 20.—The morning dawned so lovely that it seemed that Providence was smiling upon those gathered hero for the study of His Word and Works. A largo audi ence was gathered In the auditorium under the canvas to hear tho Scriptures read and ex pounded by James n. Brookes, D. D., of Bt. Louis. Tho services were opened by singing and prayer. By request. Mr. and Mrs. Me- Granadan sang "When I Shull Be Satisfied." Bo beautiful was the rendering that many were moved to tears. The Rev. Dr. Brookes then took charges of the Bible reading, which, under this powerful; exponent proved interesting In the highest degree. Tbe* second hour of tho morning was opened with singing and prayer. H. \V. Brown then took charge of the meeting, ami talked for one hour on tho subject "The Holy Spirit." G. C. Needham then took charge of the session, and spoke at length on tho subject "Christ, our Redeemer, as in tho Pentateuch, tho Prophets, the Gospels, and tho Epistles." Mr. Needham is a very eloquent speaker, and held the audi ence lor over one hour. He selected passages from all parts of the Bible to prove that redemp tion through Christ was tho only way to gain life eternal. Ho said that wherever wo read In the Blblo of a sacrifice being made, or where buying or selling into bondage is men tioned, tbut It Is only for a time, and not forever, but that in all eases it was redeemed by the next of kin or by tins next generation. Ho cited tho redemption of the children of Israel out of bondage and the land of Egypt with several other illustrations, showing how tills was all typical of how the redemption of mankind must take place before a man could become a true Christian or enter into Hie Joys eternal with Christ above. Mr. Needham dosed the hour’s meeting with a very beautiful and touching prayer. Among the prominent Demons who arrived this morning weru the Urn Rev. W. B. .Millard, tbe Rev. H. M. Sheets, tbo Rev. George Houghton, of lowa, A. V. Qreenman, and Oul. George Clark, of Chicago. Tbe afternoon meeting was opened with sing ing. The Rev. Dr. Brookes then took charge of the session, and talked on thn subject "Christ, our Redeemer, ns Revealed by the Prophets." Hu said there was no such thing as being saved except by redemption. Thu ransom must be paid an ordered in the laws of God. God's peo ple were created to be redeemed, and he con sidered that no man's opinion on the word of God should bo listened to only as God reveals it to him in His Word. We were not create! to bo left hero on tho dark sea of lime, but to bo redeemed as His children. Hu selected several passages of Scripture which eleurlv proved this fact. Tiie love and pity for mankind that God has is tho foundation of His glorious work of redumptlou for His people, who aro precious In Ills sight. To show the debt that wo owu to God Dr. Brookes mentioned thn parable of the man wbo owed his lord 10,000 talents, mid, being unable to pav tbu debt, ho was sold Into bondage. Each of us owed a debt of 10,000 talents to God, but the debt bus boon paid by the death of Christ on the Cross, and God lias accepted It for those who will bo lievu in Him and have faith in His love and re deeming power through Jesus Christ, Who was given as the price of our eternal life. Dr. Brookes Is one of the most able speakers ever In this section, and is drawing largo crowds to hear him talk. Thu meeting was closed with prayer und singing. This afternoon's gather ing* was larger than any of the previous meet ings. und the interest on lliu Increase. Thn Rev. Dr. Holland, of bt. Louis, and James F. Whit tle were among tins prominent persons at this afternoon's session. B. F. Jacobs, of Chicago, and the Ruv. A. T. Pierson, of Detroit, Mien., nru expected here (his evening, when B. F. Jacobs will take charge of tbe meeting. The sweet singing and music of Mr. und Mrs. Me- Grunuiian aru credited with a good portion of thu success tho meetings aru meeting with. CHAUTAUQUA. Chautauqua, N. Y., Aug. 20.—The Chautau qua examinations have been lu progress to-day. The thirteenth early-morning lecture was de livered by the Ruv. C. H. Fimiu, I). IL, Presi dent of tbo Üblo Wesleyan University,*on " Christ, the Miracle of thu Nineteenth Cen tury." Mai. Cole holds two devotional con ferences, morning und evening. Hu will have charge of tho cniiru service on Humlav, George W. Wcndling, of Bt. Louis, delivered his lecture ou "iugersolffstu." • A Wißloi-rul Gve gift Woinffn. .HhinM .>>■». The following particulars wu tret from Mr. Otiortro C. Walton, living near ihu borne of thu subject of the •ketch; A lady of the Seventh Lhsirtct of Worth Comity bus become insane on the subject of religion. Her demeututlou was llrst noticed about a mouth 020, soon alter thu close of a tirotraeted meelimj at Union liautUt Church, ucur her home. She attended the dll* fereut services very regularly, and scuinud deeu jv Impressed und troubled from (heir first cum* ihencemunl. A short while before the meeting dosed situ Joined the church, llomi: back home her Incoherent, maddened, und rambling con* duct wus noticed by her hush ind und children, und llii'V became terribly excited and wrought up about It. Shu went raving about the house and yurd with u bucket of water,baptizing every* thing in her pathway. She baptized tier husband and each one of her children, and while do ing this sang the most beautiful songs.—songs that she had hoard but onto or twice. Al* though an unlettered woman (her husband will swear tills), she reads any chanter in the Bible rcadllv, pronouncing correctly and distinctly, taylug attention to punctuation points, etc. ■the preaches nearly nil tha while, and, our in formant savs, uses the choicest words, and dls days great wisdom and knowledge In the hand ing of different subjects. Although not a Mason, she knows nil the mysteries of Hint mysterious craft by heart. Dozens of Masons have genu to see her. mid they nil come away dumbfounded. Her husband has come to the conclusion that she is a witch, She has at tempted nets of violence, hut ns yet dono no harm, lie, with outside assistance, tried at one lime to Incarcerate her In one of the rooms at the house, but the doors became unmanageable, ami wouldn’t stay locked. She hasn't slept In eighteen days and nights, and during that tlmo has taken but few morsels of food. This is one of the strangest eases wo have ever heard of. Hundreds are flocking to see the frenzied woman. EUROPE AND AMERICA. The Old World's Food Dependence on the Now. Kitirnrrt Kina'* Pari* Utter to JJmlnn Journal, Tho venerable American who went homo tho other day because, os ha said, no true patriot could afford to remain away from a country which is In tho full tido of prosperity, and who added, enthusiastically, on tho ove of his de parture, "This Is going to bo a beautiful year I" would feel bnpplor than usual, if ho were here just now, to chronicle tho many signs which Indicate that Europe becomes dally more and more dependent ou tho United Slates. From Spain, from Germany, from Italy, from England, come hosts of proof of this important fact, mid tho French are gradually admitting it, although they are tho last people to recognize their dependence upon other people, in any fashion whatever. A distinguished writer in the French press, moralizing recently on tho disastrous seasons and failures of crops which have latterly affected Middle Europe, takes oc casion to point out the Important role which America will soon play m furnishing cheap load to tiie French mid to other nations. He begins by remarking Hint If new countries did not come to the succor of tho old. In less titan a quarter of a century the man In Europe who ate meal or butter, or who drank milk, would have to bo a millionaire. "You have only to sup nose," he says, "such an increase in the price of meat during tho next twcntv-flvo years as we have been witnesses of In tho last quartcr eenturv, and you will readily understand how useful it was for Providence to invent America, Australia, mid La Plata, to assure to future generations something like substantial nour ishment." If steam navigation had not been invented, and If tbe wheat regions of the Far West had not bceu developed, this writer believes that In tho winter of 187l)-'80 the population of France would have been eating chestnuts, oats, and other sub stitute.! for proper food, to|whlch their fore fathers bad recourse in the time of famine, for, curiously enough, as bo remarks, the crops throughout Europe, with perhaps the single ex ception of Russia, will ho ullogctherlnsuflkicni. In England, in Germany, lu Austria. In Italy, rains mid Inundations have played sad havoc with the fields of grain. Even Africa has felt (lie Influence of these hostile elements, mid tho Bey of Tunis announced a few davsogo that tho mungrcncss of the Tunisian crop would not al low him to pay the Interest on his debt. Hero In Franco the rain lias been so frequent and vio lent as to overw helm the agricultural popula tion with despair. Violent and cold storms have been an almost dally occurrence; and on one of the lust davs of Juno 1 saw a hall-storm In Paris which would do credit to the maliciousness of the Boston climate in April. Ail the agricultural societies in this country recognize the necessity of foreign importations, particularly of wheat, hut they are considerably alarmed at tho prospect, and discuss it from every conceivable point of view. " Those American wheats," says one writer, "this American lard, these American fresh-meats, trouble tho dreams of a great many of our fanners. Our transatlantic sister appears to bo n voting giant, serious competition with which would soon render all Mabor impossible. Its virgin soils. Its immense’reserves of uncleared lands, Us possibility of cultivating without manures, without leases and tenantries, and al most without tuxes, will mnku of that land an Eden much more redoubtable than that of Mesopotamia, because it Is much more ex tensive, and inhabited by a much more Industrious race. What will become of tiie old countries of Europe In face of this rival? Will Eurouo remain habitable and inhabited if wheat, meat, and lard fall to low prices? We were told recently with fear and trembling that the price of pork had gone down from 20 to 80 per cent, because a largo amount of that provision was sent here from Chicago, where 00,000'swine arc slain dolly. Wo have also been told that the'price of lard lias fallen in Paris SO centimes, which must bo a real bless ing for poor folks, but which makes the farmers and agriculturists hero weep and gnash their teeth. Wo appear to ho menaced in Eurouo witii a new calamity, which will surprise us all the more as wn have been heretofore afflicted with Us contrary, and this calamity Is to bo cheap produce. . After having passed half a century in complaining of the enormous expense ol living, wo shall suddenly find ourselves, con fronted by the spectre—lf one can call such a real thing a spectre—of cheap subsistence; ami this scourge will appear more redoubtable to us than the constant rise of prices." It will be soon that this writer takes the mat ter rather philosophically, but tbo French fann er docs nothing of tho sort. Ifo foresees ruin, and he cries out against it night and day. They knon* verv well that they cannot count on anv protective tariffs from the legislative chambers, for the people who arc at the head of French govcrmcntul affairs are wiser than were those Spanish functionaries who the other day desired to place o heavy imooriatlon duty ou American wheat. A certain numoer of persons who seem Inclined to Uccrv Hie Influence of the New World on the Old, devote themselves to show ing Hint, with a Httlu effort, France may hold Its own, after all. Several books •have been written with the evident aim of consoling- and encouraging the funning population with tne belief that the capacities of thu United States Imve been exaggerated. France Is by no means backward in a majority of her departments in the science of agriculture. Still, as Paul Leroy Boullmi fuys, in a recent article on the subject, "How many ot her farmers continue to ignore tho simplest of machines which have been used in England, in Germany, mid the United Status for moru than thirty years I American and Australian competition will shake off all these torpid people." Tho same authority remarks that tho competition of new countries will have upon thu situation of old countries like Franco three effects, which cannot bo considered as otherwise than liene llcinl. 'lids will prevent tho constant rise lu price of such staples os meat and butter, which liuvo become Inaccessible to thu poor, and even to mu average small householder. They will prevent, In the case of products which form thu basis of popular nourishment, notably wheat, those accidental enormous rises In price which como from bad seasons; and, finally, they will stimulate old coimtrv agriculture to Ingenuity, to transformation of its processes und Us uten sils, and even a modification of Its cultivation. Thu French agriculturist feels especially despondent with regard to this overshadowing influence ol thu United States, because, at this critical moment, ono of the strongholds where ho has not (eared competition hue been at tacked. The ravages ol thu phylloxera In the south of Franco has greatly reduced and will perhaps completely destroy ono of the principal sources of the riches ol Franco, the vine. Tiie number of cases of sudden descent from fortune to almost necessitous circumstances to which families liavo boon subjected by (lie devastation of Hu-ir inherited vlueyuras by tho phylloxera is startling. Thu latest instance is that of tho fa vorite tenor, Capou), who has lost many thou sand francs by Hut destruction ol bis vineyard iu the environs of Toulouse. A Living Sinn's llrntn Exposed. llneheeier Union. ,l-fcnr«,rr There is in Livonia a mun who may become an object of us much interest to the scienllllu world us was the Frenchman in Canada vesrs ago. who, bv a gunshot wound, laid open Ids stomach to Inspection, und lived lor years, let ting physician# observe the process of digestion. Thu Livonia man one dav last week was kicked in the forehead by a horse which ho tried to make Jump a fence, and a Wound Inflicted hi his forehead through which the bruin may bo seen palpitating. Thu'wouuded man Is expected to recover. . find but Inevitable. Vtruiula Chronicle, A small bov yesterday stepped upon a bit of Clank and hail the bottom ol Ids foot punctured y a null projecting Uierelrom. Ho bod heard that a null wound iu thu foot caused lockjaw, and lockjaw caused death. He tlivrulore sat down ou the edtte of thu sidewalk and consid ered himself a goner. "Sammv," said be to a companion, "I’ve got ter die. I'll bu look with the luckjawr lu about a mlnlt. then I’ll die. I'd like to scu mother first, but I've got to tiie aud go to Heaven und i can't tielp It." You can luaianllY atop tbat awful neuralgia or cure uuy alouiacb pain lovvu cholera) wilU * * Ucowo'a Uooaabold i’auacea." c*uu. cuor NOTES. The Wheat. Corn, and Oats as Reported from Illinois Counties. Belief that the Minnesota Wheat Yield Has Boon Greatly Overesti mated, IMjIMOIS. Special Dltpalch to The Tribune SrniKorißLD, 111., Auer. 20.—From farther ad vance-sheets from the August report of the Board of Agriculture tho following additional remarks of corrosnoudcnU In regard to crops, by which It will bo seen that tho remainder of the State makes oven t better showing than that portion already published la Tub Tiuo- UNBS Menard—Corn Is much below an average In con dition. and, unless favored by good rains, wilt make but little over turce-fourths of an average yield per acre. The superior quality of winter wheat, oml the unusually large yield per aero. Is general over tho county. The chinch-bog and drought seriously Injured spring wheat, which will not make nn average yield. The oat cron was cut short by tho-dry weather: Ilic straw Is very short, and tho heads nr'u not well filled: tho yield will not bo much over half nn average. ’ Mercer—The rams came just in tho nick of time to save the corn, which Is caring well, and prom iscs to make a good average yield. Tho yield of winter wheat la largo—ln some Instances forty-nine bushels per acre; the yield for tho county Is much above mi average, and the quality Is No. 1. Much of the spring wheat did nut pay for thresh ing: tho injury resulting from chinch-bugs reduced the yield one-half. Oats will make more than balf an average yield per aero; the quality ta fair. Monroe—Corn nas not recovered from the effects of tho drought, and. without tho most favorable conditions, will not make an average yield. Tno quality of winter wheat Is good, and tho yield much above an overage. The oat crop was nearly a failure; tho greater portion of the acreage did not oav for harvesting. Montgomery—Com Is In splendid condition, and promises more than an average yield per acre; the recent rains wore of great benefit to the corn. The average yield of winter wheat Is much above a good average,—some fields making forty seven bushels per acre: the quality Is very fine. Oat-crop was cut short by tho drought, and the yield per acre is shout half an average. Morgan—The drought seriously injured corn, and, while the recent rains have materially Im proved tho prospects, the yield will not bo up to, a good average. The whiter wheat berry Is large, ntump, and of extra quality: tho yield Is very much above nn average; in aomo instances the yield Is reported as high ns tblrty-tlvo bushels per acre; tho wheat overweighs tho measure from three to five pounds per oushel. Very little spring wheat raised; the yield is up toon average. Oats wore Injured by chinch-bugs mid the dry weather: many fields were not cut; the yield Is about half on average. •Moultrie—Com Is needing rain to Insure a good average yield: some fields are earing; others In silk, and tho late planting Is more backward still. Winter wheat Is abundant In yield and of extra sood quality; over forty bushels per aero have ccn threshed In some Instances. The yield of spring wheat Is very light and of poor quality ;-vcry little raised In tho county. Notwithstanding the gloomy prospect fur oats carjy in the season, the crop Is nearly up to an average in yield, and of fair quality. Ogle—Corn la making a very large growth, and nromlscs to ho one of the largest crons overgrown hi the county. The yield and quality of winter wheat Is very good, ana farmers ore making ar rangements to seed a large acreage this season; fields yielding less than twenty-five bushels are tho exception. Spring wheat very much Injured by chinch-bugs: some fields hardly worth harvesting; the yield per acre much below the average. Oats turned out much bettor than anticipated; fully two-thirds an average yield will be realized. Peoria—Corn Is in good condition, and prom ises more than an average yield per acre; some fields nave been Injured by chinch, bugs; the crop is much earlier than usual. The quality of winter wheat is good, and tho yield per aero Is much above a good average. Spring wheat is of fair quality; mu yield U below an average, owing to tno Injury sustained by drought ami bugs. Tho dold of oats Is bettor than expected, and the grain sof medium quality. * ' IVrrv—Prospects for a largo crop of com arc tho best fur years, and. with favorable weather, the yield will bu Immense. Tho-quality or winter wheat Is good; the yield per aero is much bulow a good average. Want of rain hi May and June pro ventedlhe growth of oats; the yield is very small, but tho quality fair. Platt—Corn Is In oxcollcnlcondltlon, and prom ises to make more than an average yield per aero. Homo fields of winter wheat hare threshed out uver forty bushels per acre: tho yield for tho county will bu muchauove an average; the quality Is excellent. Spring wheat crop Is limited: sumo fields of wheat entirely destroyed by chinch-bugs; tho yield for the county is less than an average. Tho yield of oats is nearly up to a good average,— much better than expected earlier In tho season. Pike—Cum Is looking well, and, from present Indications, will mane more than an average vlcid ncracrc. Winter wheat Is uf superior quality, and tho yield is above an average; fifty bushels per aero is reported as having been threshed. Tho yiela of oalo is hardly uo to a good average. Pope—Corn 1h looking well, and promises to make more than an average yield per acre. Tho sumplu of winter wheat Is bright and plump, and No. 1; tho yield Is small,—much below an aver age. Oat cron In many portions of the county Is a failure, and the yield for the county is hardly one- Ihird that of an average. Pulaskt—Prospects ore good for more than an average crop of corn. Thu condition has Improved rapidly since thu ruins. Winter wheat Is nearly all threshed and in market. Tho berry Is plump and quality extra. Tho yield la below an average. Cat crop Is very light, and the quality Is medium. Putnam—Tho late ruins have insured a good crop of coru. Tho condition has Improved rapidly of late, and, with favorable weather, tho yield will be up in a good average. The present winter wheat cron Is tho pest raised in this county for years. Tno yield Is above an average, and the quality Is No. 1. Thu chinch-bugs injured spring wheat and reduced thu yield bulow nn average. Itondolph—Corn Is somewhat abovu nn average In condition, and promises 10 make more than an avenge yield of corn. Thu yield of winter wheat Is butter than for years, end thu quality is uni formly good. Oat-siraw is very short; heads well filled in nearly every portion ot thu county; tho yield will make half an average. Ulchland—Corn Is above nn average In condition, and Is making most Htilisfaciory growth. Winter wheat Is much below an average In point of yield. Tho grain U plump, and uf good quality. Tho drought seriously injured yield of outs, which, in many portions of tho county. Is a failure. Uuck Island—bate rains nave greatly Improved thu com prospects, which new Indicate more than an average crop. Thu quality of winter wheat Is superior, and tho yield very much above an aver age. Tho out crop is limited • something over half an average yield; the quality la medium. Saline—Corn Is generally m flue condition, amt promises to mane more than an average yield per acre. Tho quality of winter-wheat is extra; the' vicid per aero Is much below an average. Oats wero damaged by dry weather, and. In-many por tions of the county, the crop would nut pay for harvesting; the yield pur acre is about one-fourth of an average. Sangamon—Tho dry weather, from the middle of June to the middle of July, with frequent hut winds, has been unfavorable lo tho growth of com, and thu condition Is bclownn average; In the north parluf tho county the cliluch-bugs have Injured the com; with favorable season, tno yield will bo nearly up to an average. Too* prssent winter wneut crop Is tliu best ever raised In the county, both In the superior quality and largo average yield per aero. Sprite wheat dm nut make half the yield per acre of winter wheat; tuo quality Is good. The yield of oats is about half no average; the quality Is fair; some fields could put be har vested owing to tho short straw. Schuyler—Karly corn injured soma by drought: the recent rains have Improved the condition of the crop, which now promises to make a full av erage yield per acre. The yield of winter wheat Is much above an average, and tho quality la very superior, and will uvcrwelsb thu measure. The Jleld In some Instances is reported as high as fifty ushols per acre. Tho yield per acre of outs is somewhat above half an average; the quality Is nut the best. Scott—Com has suffered for want of rain; the tauel dying on much of the early corn, und tho luck of pollen, will make tho yield very light: without the most favorable conditions there will mu bo over two-lhtrds of an average yield. The winter wheat crop is one uf the best over grown in this county: thu average yield per acre Is unusually large, ami the qualUy is the best. Oats will not mane more limn hslf a crop; the straw Is very short and beads not well filled. tinelby—Thu condition of corn Is much shove on average. amt. with continued favuramo weather, will make more than an average yield per acre. Many field* of winter wheat averaged thlrty-ilvo bushels per acre; (henuuntyls excellent, ami the yield fur (lie county will largolycxcocd an average. Oats thresh out much better lbun expected; the yield ranges from thirty to fifty bushels per sera. Stark—Corn has greatly Improved during the last month, and tmimUes to msao an average cron; Hie weather lias been most favorable, —warm, with suillcientrsius to insure the most rapid growth. Thu averneu yield of winter wheat pur acre is much above a good average, and thu uuality is ex* celleut. IJroom-corn, llox. and vorghuin are nearly up 10 au average lu condition, tinnng wheat badly injured by chinch-bugs; the yield is very light; quality very poor. The quality of the oat cron is good, with nearly two-thirds of an average yield per aero. tit. Chair—Prospects are excellent for a good avo* race crop of corn. The average yield of the pres* out winter wheat crop lias seldom been excelled, and the quality Is superior. Sorghnniand castor beans are up to an average In condition, Irish and sweet potatoes promise to make au average crop. TUo cold dry spring was unfavorable to osis, which have made but little over naif an average yield per ucra. Stephenson—Cprn Is well advanced and promisee to mske more than au average yield per acre. Winter wheat is of an excellent quality, and the yield ocr acre is much above au average. Spring wuettt was Injured by thu hot dry weather, and the yield Is below an average: quality fair. Oats are uood iu quality but thin on the ground, aud the yield is much below an average. Taze’.vell—Corn In above uu average in condition, and Iftprovtug. With favorable weather uutll after tho harvest the crop will bo oneof the Urges raised In the county. Tho yield of winter wheat Is Rood; much above nn average, and the qtmlltr it No. I. Oats will make more than half an average yield per acre, mid of fair qualltv. Union—The prospects for n largo crop of corn wore never more promising than at present, am) with no unfavorable c«ndhlon«, the yield will hi much better than an average. The quality of win* ter wheat has acldom boon boiler; the yield Urge* ly exceeds expectations. Tho oats crop U a fan. nro in many portions of the county, and there will not ho more than oao*fonrlh of nn average yield. Vermilion—Corn is clean. In a Rood stale of cultivation, and promises to make more tnnn an average yield per acre. Winter wheat weighs on an average slxly*thrco pounds to tho measured bushel; the quality Is excellent, and the yield per acre tho largest on record. Oats are turning out beyond all expectation, and will make nearly an average, Wabash—The condition of corn Is above an aver* bro; corn Is caring, and a rain at this critical period would Improro tho prospects for a good crop. Tho winter wheat crop Is much better than expected, both in respect to yield and superior quality. Oat crop Is n failure in many portions of tho county, and tho yield per acre far tho county Is nbont one-fourth of an average. Warren-Corn is making rapid growth, and Is much above an average In condition; the prospects for n largo crop have seldom been mure encourag ing. both the quality and quantity of winter wheat Is extra fur this county: In some localities the yield Is thirty bushels per acre. Spring wheat Is of good quality, but tmicn below an average In yield. Tin o'ltcrools short fully one-third, In point of yield, but of fair quality. Washington—Corn Is growing rapidly, and promises to make morn than mi average yield per ucre. Tho winter wheat Is tip to n good average, mid the quality is good. Much of the oat crop was too short to bind; the yield Is half that of an aver age crop. Wayne—The late rains have greatly Improved the prosnocts of corn, which is above an average in condition, and will moke more than an average yield, with favorable season. Winter wheat Is of the best quality: tho yield is some below mi aver age. Oat cron was a failure In some portions of tho county: a few localities report nearly half an average crop. White—Com has been better cultivated and Is In better condition than for years; prerent pros pects Indicate more than an average yield per acre. Thrashing of winter wheat Is progressing faultily; tho yield per acre Is fully an average, and tho quality is good; the yield ranges from ten to forty bushels per aero. Oat crop Is inferior—grain light and chaffy; straw short, and the yield poor, owing to late sowing and drought. Whiteside—Com Is more promising than usual, and, with no unfavorable conditions, will make more than an average yield per acre. The winter wheat crop Is tho best raised In this county for years; the quality Is fine, and tho yield per acre large. The yield of spring wheat is much ooluw an average, and the quality poor. The oat crop, In point of yield, la below an average; tho quality medium. Will-Corn is looking well, and is up to a good average in condition: the crap is needing more rain. The winter wheat cron is not isrse In this county; the yield is largo and the quality good. Oats stood thin on the ground: the yield is hardly up to a good average: the quality medium. Williamson—Corn Is more promising than for years at this season, and, with no unfavornblu conditions, will make more than an averaso field per aero. The quality of winter wheat is very good; the yield per aero is below an average; In some Instances the yield is as nigh as thirty bush els per aero. The yield of oats Is very light; tho majority of fields did not pay for harvesting. Winnebago—Corn has entirely recovered tho lost , ground of May, and Is now above an average In growth and degree of maturity; the nromlseof a largo crop seldom boiler at this season. Tho quality of winter wheat Is excellent, and tho crop was secured hi the best order. Thu overture yield for tho county Is estimated ot nearly twenty bush els per acre. Spring wheat crop was poor; some blighted and considerable Injured by chinch-bugs; the yield la below an average. Oats arc taming out much bettor than anticipated; fully two-thirds of an average vlcid per aero will bo realized. Woodford—The growing crop promises to bo one of tho best com crops for many years; tho condi tion Is much above an average, and. with good weather, the yield will bo immense. The quality of winter wheat could tint oo improved, and tno yield per aero for tho county Is much above a good average. Some flcldsof spring wheat were injured by chinch-bugs; tho yield In must sections of the county is up to an average. Oats wero Injured by drought, ami will nut make over half an average yield pur acre. MINNESOTA. fiprdnl Correspondence of The Tribune, Lake Uitv, Mian., Am;. 15.—Tho wheat crop of Minnesota has boon overestimated just about 15.000. bushels. Everybody and every paper Id the land before harvest was figuring on tho crop, but since harvest wo haven’t heard so much. The St. Paul Press, after cutting Us figures repeatedly down, finally called the crop 40.000. Other papers generally estimated the crop about 5,000,000 more. - These figures were baaed on an overage yield of from fifteen to seventeen barrels to the acre, whereas tho (hrtsJdna machines tell un fortunately qulto another story. Tho over age yield throughout the State from the threshers will not exceed twelve bushels, and when cleaned will nut overrun ten. Tho practice of slttlug down In nn office before har vest is always unreliable, and this year particu larly so. These estimates have probably been conscientious, but the fact Is everybody has been disappointed, and no one more so than thu farm ers themselves. One large farmer near this town who had considerably over one thousand acres into wheat has Just threshed out lUO acres, which shows a vlohl of only eight bushels Be fore harvest tie* estimated bis yield at uot less than eighteen bushels. This seems to bo tho experience of formers generally. Tho quality is a great Improvement on last vear, but In measured bushels will but little exceed one-half, ami In slxtv-uound bush uls will ecrtaluly uot overrun two-thirds of last year’s crop. This will bo and Is the experience of the entire spring wheal district, ami without question the outcome of the c-rop will fall at least fifty bush els short of thu estimates before harvest. Victor Hugo's Predictions— I The Millennium in tiio Twentieth Cuntury. Paris Corrtsmndence Lnndun Telegraph. While the great majority ot Parliamentary notabilities were yesterday at Nancy assisting ut thu unveiling of tho Thiers statue, MM. Victor Hugo mid Louis Blanc were delivering speeches at the Chateau d’Knu Theatre. The object of thu meeting was to raise funds for tho workmen ot Marseilles. M. Victor Hugo, who presided, made the first speech. "The sixteenth century,” remarked the venerable Senator, "was »ho cent ury of painters, the seventeenth that uf writers, the eighteenth that of philosophers, and the nineteenth will bo the century uf apostles and at prophets. In tho twentieth century war, the scaffold, hatred, royalty, frontiers, ami dogmas will have died all out; hut man will live. Our children will enjoy this splendid century.” Having prefaced Ids observations In this stvle—with which nil who ore acquainted with tho aged poet’s lute utterances are. familiar—M. Victor Hugo set forth thu means by which this glorious end was to be attained. There are people, said ho, who have nothing in the world. On the other hand, there Is a world waiting to bo colonized and civilized. There fore, cub Isthmuses, turn deserts into seas, lay down railways. No one wilt contest vair right to occupy thu land. Considering that Africa U specially in view, this might appear a somewhat startling assertion, but the Paris public know M. Victor Hugo, und delight lu the presence of their poet. The details of his speeches are never harshly criticised. "These African plains,” continued the author of "Les Mis crablcs,” "are worthy of being French, since they were once Homan. They ere now In a state of barbarism: they are occupied by sav ages. Turn them out.” A few sentences fur ther, he adds: "Lot us all led citizens in equal ity, men lu fraternilv, and spirits In liberty, and let us love both those who love oud those who do not love us.’. 1 Possibly among the latter might bo Included the savages who are to ha "turned out-of their possessions.” .However this may be, M. Victor Hugo was loudly cheered at tho cud of, his speech. m|. . In the Jew* of n Hugo Fish. • A telegram from Ocean drove, N. J., Autr.l9, sayat'This morning three young man went In PiUhlng at Ocean Turk, a snort distance south of tbis place, iitul soon one of them, William KUlock, aged IS years, was hoard to cry out to his companions for help. They saw a largo lish jump Half out of the water, mid Hillock cried: “1 um bit; my legs are cm.” They landed him on thu beach, and tound that the whole of the calf of his letr was lacerated, as though the wounds had been made by many largo teeth. Hillock said that when ho was floating some* thing snapped at his leg, and the sensation was like the Incision of a thousand needles. U<* then felt a huge body by his sldo, and when ho struck It It let go Its hold Jumped partly out of the water, mid dashed away. Ho thought that It was a shark, because it bad a sort of shovel nose. Ills wound, though serious, U not dsn* uerous, but will conlluo him ludoora for somo time. He lives lu I'blludclpbla. Killed by a tiorpunt’s tiling, Awrlcu* RtuubUenn, Mr. Walsh, who boa been employed on a farm near the couutv Hue, while hunting for somo sheep lu a brier-patch, felt something strike him' upon tno uuklo, causing a sharp pain. Ho thought a brier had pricked him. After finding the sheep and taking them homo, be found that hia leg was swollen ami spotted. Thu swelling Increased rapidly und extended over hU entire body, and bo became totally blind, cried for' water, ami would soulnu und lick out bit tongue lute a snake. Medical aid was called, but could not alleviate hi* sufferings, and Id about three hours be died. Ho other Whisker Dyo equals Hill's—so cent*-.