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TEE WEEKLY HERALD.
R. 1. FISK, 1JHCMDAY, ACeiOT 8, l«t Editor. OBANfD BRCERIA1 OF BILLY CLAUETT. (ILOUIOimTIME IN THE BETBOPO LIR. Th« reception on the 1st of Billy Clagett, by the citIrens of the Metropolis, was the grand est and most imposing political demonstra tion which this Territory has ever witnessed. In the procession which escorted him into the city from his triumphant canvass, were twenty-seven veliides, including several of the finest six and four-in-hand rigs yet seen in harness in Helena. Animals, carriages, road-wagons, and conveyances of all kinds, were profusely decorated with flags and bunt ing. Such a turn-out of solid citizens and their wives—such a numerous cavalcade*— such a display of national colors—were never before seen together in this city, or yet iu Montana. The Helena Band discoursed its best music ; the howitzer on the heights above the town, echoed up and down Last Chance its salvos of welcome, and cheers and ap plause, hearty and prolonged, greeted the Representative, present and prospective, of the people—our Delegate now and to be, Wm. II. Glagett. In the evening, an impromptu serenade was tendered our candidate at the International Hotel, and a great multitude, filling and block ing the street, gathered at a few minutes' notice iu front of the hotel. Hundreds of voices sounded the name of "Clagett," " Clagett," and deafening cheers resounded from the midst of the enthusiastic crowd as Mr. Clagett showed himself from the hotel balcony. He spoke but briefly, saying that every indication augered success for the good cause on the 5th of August He had traversed in the past two weeks over nearly every county in the Territoiy, and in no portion of Montana were the people mire aroused, or determined to win a victory at the polls for their national interests than now. He promised to see them Saturday evening, and to then speak to them at length. He was applauded loud and long. Cols, Church and 8anders, answering to repeated calls, came to the front and set the boys wild with patriotic song and speech. Such another impromptu political camp meeting, in numbers and enthusiasm, even the metropolis has never known before. The boys closed np the reception with a rattling, rousing, "jamberee," canying the city by storm ; parading the streets led by the Helena brass band, and singing "John Brown'» body Urn mouldering in tlie ground, Bat Us tool goes marching on." Everybody keeping open house were called upon, and the whole city was resonant with shouts and cheers for Billy Clagett, CoL San ders, Church, the County Ticket, the Central Committee, Jo. Woolman, 8i Crounse, Hart well, Dusold, Daly, Billy Child, Stipe, the Hkbald, Bob Fisk, and everybody and every thing the boys could think of representing or belonging to the good cause. It was well toward morning before the jollification ter minated and quiet and sleep fell upon the city. This inauguration of a general shake up of the dry bones of the dead Democracy will go on these several days, and the grand fiuish will take place on Monday next. "THAT men AT GALLATIN CITY. To the Editor ot the Herald: After reading your dispatch from Gallatin City, by George D. Thomas and others, I per ceive that they omitted to state that the Ma ginnis party, (of whom there are few in this city,) felt so indignant at the large and enthu aiMtin rftitsptiffn glwp that Wm. EL Clagett on the something pole and hi and red,2 and emblem. Judge ing the rebell rebel flag. The they wanted to do «P they erected a the "red, white ey, Brown «called the rebel "whom was Missouri dur woulcl liayo been called who hoisted it took much offense at these opinions being exprès sed, and disclaim that it is a rebel flag, saying that it was only a streamer, representing all the colors, as those names were put on with blue cloth. Now they may call it by what name they choose, bat I know that from 1801 to 1865, that those were the colors which were constantly being shot at by Union soldiers, and whenever seen, we knew there was an enemy with them I can say more, that at all the Democratic meetings which I have attended in this coun ty, and there have been many, I have never seen the stars and stripes displayed at any of them, although at the Magjnuis meeting hereon the loth inst, the speakers talked much about the Democratic colors, but sorry to say they displayed no emblem at that time. They even invited "Liberal Republicans to fall into their ranks and fight under Democratic colors," but if these are their colors, 1 do not think they will capture many Liberals. Now I say right here that the blue ground was left out, the blue they say the names are supplied with , may complete the three colors, but in that shape it does not represent our National emblem. They would hove done better to have run up the white flag of «truce, as they have done in national politics, nominating Horace. If this is wbat Greeley calls shak ing bands over the bloody chasm, I don't want any gbake in mine. I do not desire to do any injustice to any one connected with this affair, therefore I will refer you to others—J. A. Culver, John Potter, G. D. Thomas, Stephen Allen, Philip Thorpe, Col. Church, and in fact all present on the occa sion of Wm. 4L Clagett's reception on the 29th Inst., at this place ; last, though not least, Mr. H. C. Wilkinson, of the Omette, 'who I here at the time. Union. COL. WILBUR F. BANDER«. This gentleman seems to be drawing the venom of the ad interim corps of the Ga zette as the mosquitoes annoy the cattle by the water courses We have no purpose to appear as champion for the Colonel, for doubtless he would prefer to take «are of these persons hitnsclf, if at any time he should become conscious of their attacks or be annoyed by them ; but we think he feeis rather ander obligations than otherwise for the intended abuse these gentlemen think they are heaping on Iris devoted head. The Colonel is a little too well known among Montanians for them to, learn anything new about him from the columns of the Gazette. In fact we know there is not a man In Mon tana intelligent enough to read tlie Gazette but knows Sanders infinitely better than the one who writes so much about him. The Colonel has always occupied a prominent po sition in the affairs of onr Territoiy; the acknowledged leader of the bar, which has always ranked high for talent, and equally prominent in the political history of Mon tana. Ilis views on all subjects have been decided and fully expressed and fearlessly maintained. In truth, it must be said of Col. Sanders that his nature seems rather to seek than avoid controversies, and his great freedom of speech has sometimes wounded those who came within range of his lance, when it was due rather to the ardor of his nature than any malice of heart or intent to injure. But those who have smarted under the lash of his keen satire arc readiest to testify to his pre-eminent ability. To the people of Lewis and Clarke county it should seem a favor, as we look at it, for such a man to consent to serve them as Representa tive in our Legislature. Tlie honor or pay of the position could not tempt a clerk to lose his position in any business house iu our city. Aside from the temporary vexation of defeat in anything, we doubt not Col. Sanders would be better pleased with defeat than suc ; but the people of this county have seen enough of the folly of sending weak and incompetent men to the Legislature, who have allowed us and our interests to be sacri ficed fear after year, while we had to look hopelessly and helplessly on to see the ad vantages of our wealth, population and po sition thrown away from sheer folly and in efficiency of our representatives. It is not because the Democratic party has not abler men in its ranks, but it lias been the result of that huckstering spirit that has always ruled the actions of that party in its conventions— this or that clique or faction must have some kind of sop, and these Legislative positions have always been thrown around in that way. The spirit that has ruled in the Republican Conventions of this county, for the last two years at least, has been of a different charac ter. No narrow party spirit has ruled their actions. They have risen above party and made positions seek men, instead of allowing men to seek the positions. Differences on immaterial questions have not forced us to sacrifice material interests which were iden tical. In such a spirit our Convention, seek ing a man to represent our whole county, and people, and interests, and not those of any party or portion of people or county, naturally turned to Col. Wilbur F. Sanders, and all that we have further to say now is that we hope the people of this county have the good sense to be able to see their own interest and credit at stake, and give him a hearty and triumphant support. a of in to to iu IBPOBTANT TO FÄRBERS AND RANCIIBEN. nr* Clagett'» Inter cess tun in Behalf of Pre>empturs. Favorable Response of Commissioner Drummond. • Soon after his arrival from Washington, Mr. Clagett, learning from the land officers, Messrs Star and Child, that pre-emptors, who had allowed their filings to expire by limita tion, were debarred, under decisions pro mulgated from the Department at Washing ton, from proving up their claims, imme diately telegraphed Commissioner Drummond in behalf of this class of our citizen land locators, in answer to which the Commis sioner writes this favorable reply : General Land Office, \ Washington, D. C. July 20,18T2.) Hon. Wm. H. Clagett, Helena, Montana— Sir:—I am in receipt of your telegram of the 12th inst., and in reply have to state that in accordance with a decision of the Honor able Secretary of tlie interior, dated January 4, 1872, it is held that where a pre-emptor has allowed his filing to expire by limitation of law, he may still prove up aud enter the laud ; provided, no adverse right has attached prior to date of oifering such proof and pay ment. Ho cannot, however, rely upon his claim to defeat an adverse interest. Very respectful!;', WILLIS DKI MMOND, Com'r. NEEDLE GUNS. Marshal Wheeler has received a needle gun from the thousand appropriated by Congress through Mr. Clagett's effort! , as a sample of those now ready to be distril uted to the set tlers on the frontier, for their protection. It is the new patera, with all the latest improve ments, and is the most effective arm known to military science. a & Row Among the Negroes. Cincinnati, August 1.—The negroes of Covington and Newport had an excursion on the river, which was a continuous row. Ra zors, clubs and fists were used, and pistols were drawn. Many were bruised, but none dangerously. TELEGRAMS REPORTED SPECIALLY FOR THE HERALD BT WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANT. UNITED STATES. New York, July 28.—In his remarks to friends, yesterday, Greeley intimated that he woukl make no more speeches for several months. New York, July 29.—The Herald '* Lon don special says Stanley was greatly lionized iu Paris. At a breakfast given him by Min ivingst Europe. Gov. Randolph, of New Jersey, denies that he received a bribe of #30,000' from the Erie ring, as charged by the Timex. The excise law was strictly enforced in New York and Brooklyn yesterday. Scarcely a liquor saloon was found open. The Executive Committee appointed to consider the matter of D. C. Forney, late of the Washington Chronicle, lias a lengthy communication in the Herald, reviewing the past career of Senator Cameron and his res ponsibility in the present difficulties of the party iu Pennsylvania. Forney says his re lations to the Evans claims, for which he was attacked by Cameron, was purely of a legitimate character. August Belmont's name is prominently mentioned as the Democratic candidate for Mayor. Greeley has engaged quarters for the sea son at East Hampton, Long Island. Berger, Hurlbut & Living: tone's sugar re finery, on Leonard street was entirely des troyed by fire this morning. The loss is es timated at $350,000—fully insured. The wall fell across the street burying .Michael Downing, who was extricated w ith but slight injuries. The moulding mill of Sherman Bros., on Bond street, Brooklyn, was burned this morn ing with the adjoining carriage factory of T. Dillon. Loss, probably $75,000. E. II. Hotchkiss, formerly of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad, is reported to have been appointed Treasurer of the Erie company, in place of Watts Sherman re signed. * Two liquor dealers were sent to prison lor twenty days for keeping open shop on Sun day in Brooklyn. Washington, July 29.— The Secretary in charge of the Columbian Legation unex pectedly sent to the DepAtment of State.a large part of the balance due for claims ac cording to the awards. The Joint Commis sioners had been delayed in consequence of the failure of the muma Railroad Company to meet their liabilities to the Columbian Gov ernment. The company have resumed pay ments, and the government has resumes! its payments to the United States. General Sherman is expected to return about the 15th of September. The Vienna Industrial Exposition for all nations will commence May 1st, 1873, and close October 31st Our government has yet made no. appropriations to defray the ex penses of the Commissioners. The Superintendent General of the recruit ing service lias been directed to forward to 150 recruits for Fort Rice, Dakota, 150 recruits for assign ment to the 17th Infantry. The changes in the uniform dress of the army recommended by the board of officers, having been approved" bytlie President, will be adopted Acting Secretary Richardson estimates that the saving to the Government in the matter of paying for captured and destroyed cotton alone, during tlie rebellion, by the purchase of the Confederate archives will not be less than two or three million dollars. Several claimants before the Southern Claims Commission for large sums of money, and whose loyalty seemed fully established, are now foimd to have been in the employ of the rebel government, which of course ends their claims. Chicago, July 29. —In the Circuit Court this morning, Judge Williams rendered a de cision in the celebrated Cheney case, refusing to grant the injunction asked for by the Bishop against the vestry of Christ church, restraining them from applying the revenues of tlie parish to the support of the deposed Rector. Salt Lake, July 29.—The danger of In dian trouilles in Southern Utah is ended. General Morrow had prepared to use the United States forces under orders from the President, when the Indians at once began to disperse, and they are now nearly all gone Thirty-six thousand dollars of the Mormon emigration fund have been expended since the first of January, 1872. There was a bona fide purchase of silver mines to-day in Tintic, for the sum of $120, 000 . Titusville, Pa., July 29.—A fire at Fox burg, Pa., Saturday evening, destroyed large portion of the town, embracing stores and offices. Saratoga, July 29.—In his testimony, Bushnell stated that the practical effect of Barnard's orders aud injunctions upon the stock of the Union Pacific, was a loss of sev eral millions, tlie stock declining from 102 to 65, and that tlie loss on the sale of land grant bonds was also very heavy. Fortress Monroe, July 29. —Buck Smith, an oysferman, and a negro of Hampton, are under arrest on tlie contession of the latter, for tlie murder of sergeant Baker, of the ar tillery, at Mill creek some three months ago. New York, July 27.—A few persons prom inent in the political world were present at a reception at Greeley's farm to-day. Greeley stated that he had come to the determination of bolding no more receptions, in consequence of the ill-liealth of his wife, and also of the coflrse pursued by the New York journals, Commissioner Carr, who was stabbed in Brooklyn a few days ago by Assemblyman Roche, lias been given up to die. The Time* states that the Attorney General of New Jersey has proofs of the connection of Governor Randolph, of New Jersey, with former officials of the Erie Road, one allega tion being that Randolph received $30,000 for his services in removing taxation from the Erie in Jersey City. A Matamores special says the banished revolutionists are returning to Mexico, and that the revolution is virtually ended. Schurz, in a letter to the Tribune, says the letter quo teil in his St. Louis speech was writ ten by General Alfred Pleasanton, late Com missioner of Internal Revenue, and gives let ters from Pleasanton dated July, the 25th inst., saying that he did convey the proposi tion to Schurz, as a mutual friend to him and the President, desiring to see cordial relations lief ween them ; that the President did want Schurz' support in the San Domingo scheme ; that Schurz could havo patronage for _ it; that it was the impression made upon h; (Pleasonton') mind in a conversation with the President ; and that if the President positively denies such conversation, while he (Pleasan santon) regrets it, he consoles himself with the reflection that it is the first time any state ment of his has been questioned, while the President before had occasion to distrust the accuracy of his recollection New York, July 28. —The Greeley State Committee of New Jersey yesterday passed a resolution requesting James 8. Seoviile to resign his position as tlie representative of that State in the National Committee. It is stated that General Ryan, who figured iu tlie Fannie-Cuban expedition, is to be ar rested on a charge of violating the neutrality laws. A letter is published from Jno. T. Pickett defending his sale of late rebel documents to the government, on the ground that they of right belonged to the United States, as resid uary legatee of the defunct Confederacy. He says the abuse lie is subject to for the sale, comes from speculating scallawags, who now will be unable to swindle the government with bogus claims. Julia Ward Howe was among the passen gers from Liverpool. The furcral ot engineer McCarthy, killed at the burning of tlie Erie machine shops, was attended by tlie firemen, officials, and citizens. Washington, July 26.—Spotted Tail and band had an interview with Walker, Com missioner of Indian Affairs, this afternoon. The Chief announced that lie-had selected the reservation on White river, and would leave Nebraska. He expressed a desire for guns, revolvers, and ammunition, for use only iu protecting themselves and procuring game, lie professed that it was his iuteution to be peaceable, and asked that all treaties here after be written, so that there might lie no more deceit. Walker promised that the pro visions of the treaty of 1808 should be carried out when the Indians were on the new reser vation, and each would have a deed for one acre. The cows and cattle promised would also be sent. Arms would also be given, but only to those old braves who had been proved to be good Indians. Tlie stenographer who accompanied the sub-Committee of Indian Affaire on their re cent trip to the Indian territory has returned. The members of tlie committee are still in tlie territory, having left Muskeogee last Wednes day to visit and set a price upon the Cherokee lands west of the 90tli degree of longitude, which had been assigned to tlie Osage Indi ans. It is the duty of tlie President to fix the price of the Cherokees for tlioir lands. As the price fixed by him (fifty cents an acre) was unsatisfactory to the Cherokees, a reconsid eration is preferred, and the President will probably be guided by the report of the com mittee. ' Large and very important testimony was taken, disclosing immense and almost incredible frauds upon the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws and Chiokasaws, through means of corrupt bargains by Indian delegates with Washington lobbyists and agents, counting fees in some instances, aggregating millions of dollars, in which the delégates hail a large pecuniary interest The committee are said to be very indignant against the persons in volved in these robberies of ignorant Indi ans, and the cancellation and annulment of all such existing contracts will be insisted opon. Saratoga, July 30.—In the Barnard im Saratoga, July 30.—In the Barnard im peachment trial to day, the evidence of tlie officials of the St. Paul railway was taken It shows that Barnard's injunctions and or ders against the road have damaged it by de preciating the stock so that it has not yet wholly recovered. Garvey, the plasterer, testified that Barnard told him he wanted his house plastered ; that he had seen Tweed and could have anything lie wanted. Barnard did not pay him for the work. Jefferson, Texas, July 80.—The fire to day totally destroyed Frcelan's Hall, two en tire blocks, bounded by Market, Vale and Austin streets, and on Bayard twenty busi ness houses, including the St. Charles Hotel, were destroyed. The loss is estimated at $150,000. It is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. New York, Julv 30.—Henry Drayton, a well-known operatic artist, died this morning. The fire at Hunter's Point, which ; to have commenced on a canal boat loaded with oil, is still raging. The flames have communicated to the Standard oil works, which has a million barrels of oil in store. It is reported that a woman and child who were on the canal boat, were burned to death. Two Williamsburg ferry boats are alBO reported burned. The panic among the people at Hunter's Point is without parallel; the houses are deserted, and the efforts of the fire de partments seem powerless. All the cars on the Flushing road have been removed, ami all the property on the river front is also be ing rapidly removed. The loss will be enor mous. Farther accounts state that there were five large tanks of naptha and refined oil, each containing five thousand gallons, in the yard. Four of these were burned, but hopes ore en tertained that the other will be saved. Over fifty thousand barrels of petroleum on the wharf ready for shipment, was burned, also four ships, three canal boats loaded with oil, and many burning barrels of oil were rolled into the river, thereby endangering the ship ping. All the vessels have been removed. Coos phosphate factory, with a large amount of stock, was consumed : the loss will reach about$90,000. The Standard oil works are entirely destroyed. Many sheds owned by Rockafelar & Co., containing thousands of barrels of oil, were consumed. At four o'clock it was reported that the fire was con fined to the oil in the tanks, aud to that on the holds of the burning vessels. Many contra dictor}' reports are afloat, and it is impossible to ascertain the precise extent of the loss by the fire, but it is believed that the loss is about $600,000. The fire is believed to have origi uatcil by some accident on the canal boat while unloading at the wharf. New York, July 30.—A Conference of the National Labor party as represented at the Columbus Convention was held here to day. About sixty were present. E. M. Chamberlain, president of the Columbus Convention, presided. The principal subject of discussion in the forenoon was upon the propriety of censuring or expelling the com mittee appointed at Columbus to notify Davis and Parker of their nomination, on tlie charge that tlie committee did not perform its duty, but instead endeavored to traffic with other politicians. After an exciting discus sion, mainly upon the question of loyalty to the labor movement of the committee ap pointed to notify the Columbus candidates of their nomination, a Committee on Credentials was appointed, and at noon took a recess. A call was issued for a meeting of (he repre sentatives of New York, Pennsylvania, In diana, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Kentucky, nnd Virginia, which was largely attended. Resolutions denouncing the so-called Labor Reformers as tricksters and wire-pullers, and announcing their with drawal from that body, were adopted amid great excitement. At the afternoon session a letter was read from John Siney, of Phila delphia, expressing the opinion that it would be unwise to make any more nominations for President or Vice President. San Francisco, July 81.— It is reporte I that the agent dispatched to the country on the border of Arizona and New Mexico by Harpending nnd others of San Francisco, in search of the deposits of diamonds and rubies reported years since by Kit Carson's party, has found them and brought hac k $100,000 worth. Steps have been taken to secure a government patent to the lands, and a com is to lie formed with a large capital to them. It is rumored that Gen. Mc Clellan is to be President. A tradition has long existed that the Aztecs, before the Spanish invasion, derived large supplies of precious stones from that source. Professor D. C. Gilman, of Yale, was elected President of the University of Cali fornia. At the fire in San Leandro, yesterday, Frank Rogers and Manuel Suisse were burned to death. New York, July 31.—Tlie offers of bonds to-day amounted to four and a half millions, at 14§ to 15$. One million will be bought at 14} t» 14J. A fire on 47tli street last night, destroyed a large slaughter-house, with about 70 cattle and two or three hundred sheep. Iu an ad joining tenement house, which was also burned, a child two years old was burned to death. The loss is over $100,000. Underwriters estimate the loss by fire at Hunter's Point yesterday M $R500,000. Thousands of persons visited the scene of the conflagration last night. Thousands of bar rels of oil are still burning fiercely, and the fire will probably continue to-day, if the sup ply of oil is not exhausted. Horace Greeley lias reconsidered his pur pose of making a stay on Long Island, and is now determined, in company with Ids family, to visit his old home in New Hampshire, where lie will remain a month or more. At the Toombs police court, General Kil patrick entered a complaint against L. J. Jennings, of the New York Time*, and alleged that a libel was contained in that paper of Saturday last. Justice Hogan refused a war rant for Jennings arrest, but sent him a noti fication to appear at 11 o'clock to-morrow, to answer the charge preferred. Michael Lowry, No 43, Madison street, threw his wife from the 3d story window to ' the yard. 8he cannot recover. He was ar rested. Chicago, July 81.—The number of per sons lost by the explosion of the steamer Malburn on the upper Mississippi, is ascer tained to be six. Four of the sixteen saved are wounded or scalded. As usual, there ap pears to have been no cause for the explo sion. There i« a rumor that the bout was racing ngainst time, but this is denied by the passengers. The engineer says there was a flaw in the boiler iron. It is now thought that Steiner, the default ing manager of the French bond concerts, got away with $20,000 in cash. The Mayor has removed Capt. Kennedy, Superintendent of Police, and appointed El mer Washburn, late Warden of the Peniten tiary. Washburn is not a citizen of Chicago and never has been connected with the police anywhere, and it is thought the appointment will not be confirmed. Saratoga, July 81.—In Barnard's case to day, it was proved that Barnard signed the discharges for violations oj the election law at his house. Horace F. Clark, President of the Union Pacific Railroad, testified that he knew of no more reputable men than the men man aging the Board at the time Barnard alluded to them as scoundrels, aud that the removal of the companies caused great inconvenience and embarrassment. The counsel for the prosecution then c losed their case. Washington, July 81.—Rev. Dr. R. R. Gurley, long connected with the American Colonization Society, died last night, aged 75. The Treasury Department has instructed the Collector at New York to hereafter ex act a duty of fifty per cent, ad valorem on silk crapes, instead of sixty, as heretofore, Salt Lake, July 81.— The Reliance Tun nel and Mining Company was incorporated to-day with a capital * stock of $800,000. Lloyd Rawlings is President. The works are in Little Cottonwood. The reporter of the Tribune was expelled from the city council last night for an al leged inaccurate report to the effect that Brigham Young, in order to speak, sus pended the rules without motion or vote. The Tribune will contest the matter in court. Brownsville, July 36.—Tlie Frontier Dep redations Committee convened to-day. Gen. McCook, commanding Fort Brown, was the first witness examined, and gave testimony at length, bearing on the Mexican officials, and allowing on their part great laxity or com plicity on their part. He believed the losses, which had been heavy, could not have been prevented, on account of the lack of cavalry on the Texas border. The Commission will continue in session from day to day, and mûch important testi mony will be taken. It is reported here that another Indian raid occurred near Loredo, Texas, on Saturday. Seventeen persons were killed, and many ranches ana stores were plundered. Utica, N. Y., July 31.—The President re ceived tlie citizens at the Opera House in the afternoon, aqd was serenaded this evening by the Citizens' Corps.' Philadelphia, July 31.—Senator Wilson arrived here this afternoon. In the evening a large number of his personal nnd political friends called upon him. Atlanta, Ga., July 31.—John. Bowles, Surveyor of the Port of Savannah, has tend ered his resignation. Rochester, July 31.—Burkhardt Wetzer, from whom bis w ife was recently divorced on the ground of adultery, discovered her to night in company with her paramour, Jacob GoetzmaD. lie struck the latter a fearful blow in the face and then shot him through the heart. The woman escaped. Wetzer then shot himself, dying at once. Pittsburgh, July 81.—Gen. Harry White and forty others will issue a call tor a re union at Pittsburgh, on September 17th, of all who were prisoners in reliei prisons, un der the belief that the proposed gathering would be a source of pleasure to old com rades, and of some usefulness to the country. Letters may be addressed to General White, Indiana Post Office, Pennsylvania. , ■ ; Montgomery, Ala., July 31.—The hall and army worm is raining the cotton crop. Plan tations which a year ago made 100 bales of cotton will now make but 50. There is great