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- >f "•overnment sale and the pressure r lUll0!> ,L r s The Assistant Treasurer dis ( ' u '*323,000. Ermrux sums up the situation as fol * aC pi ic . day closes with fewer killed and '''" ndccl lhan might he expected, all things " ' l Mrird. No Trust Company has sus 1 no bank lias refused payment, and ' . at railway corporations are appar r.Le ,'rfcat railway eorj ,. aa tirin as a rock. Rumor, however, is f:lt *' t satisfied, and warns everybody to bc nul - - rumor. Stock values nave shrank ware cn° a reh<> r in ou>lv, but when the bottom is touched ound as usual is inevitable. Business in r iy all branches of produce is at a stand ue n * j,i fact, almost bordering on general îjmnralization. Every body is looking out f r his money, and holders of goods are not ltoosed to realize. A feverish feeling pre au j many merchants fear greater de ' :l N ()U unless the government comes to the One cause of the financial crash is pre; ■^pitted to the agitation in the Western States threatening legislation hostile to railroads. Tlic-'C reports have caused European bankers uccline advances on American railroad Securities. The New York banks being un ' h l c to meet the extra demand, together with !j' e u <ual depletion for the ordinary fall movements, have been trying to curtail their city call loans. As many of the securities •,uVc unsaleable in a time of general prostra jj ( „, S ome of the most prominent bankers ju-.ve been obliged to suspend until they can irai i/o on their securities. The immediate e tiise of the suspension of Fisk & Hatch is ,; u <> to tiie firm having advanced more than 41 0011,000 to the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail iVtd Company on construction and equip ment account, taking as security their mort gage bonds. The road is now earning enough to pay expenses and interest of the first mort e bonds, and can take care of itself, except nie debt to its banks. It is understood that the Central Pacific is not affected by the failure of Fisk & Hatch, as that company have not been borrowers of late. The Times in speaking of the failure of Jay Cooke & Co. says: The causes of this deplorable event to one of. the first houses in the country—the house most closely con nected and identified with the great negotia tions of the government during the war and after its close, it is too early perhaps to go into; but the chief mistake, we have reason to apprehend, originated in the too generous enterprise, aud it may be, excessive ehthusi a>tn of the senior partner—Mr. Jay Cooke— as connected with the great Northern Pacific undertaking. With this immense scheme his New York partner, aud onë, at least, of his Philadelphia houses, were reluctant from the start to sympathize, and only consented to advances limited to $500,000 on current sales made by popular subscription to the 7:30 per cent, laud mortgage. The Tribune gives the following account of the scenes in Wall street yesterday : Early in the day rumors which form such an im portant part of Wall street operations were revived with increased emphasis. The names of houses which even the most unscrupulous stock-jobbers had heretofore shared, passed mercilessly from mouth to mouth. First came the renewed rumors of the embarrass ments of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad and their financial agents, George Opdyke A Co. Statements that some bank ing institutions were on the brink of failure were also made, with a depressing effect. These rumors, false as they were, made the rounds, growing in evil influences as they became more and more distorted. The crowning rumor #f the day was this time unfortunately too true, that Jay Cooke & Co., the government fiscal agents, who had stood so high in financial circles throughout the world, were impaired by reason of their con nections with the Northern Pacific Railroad and would probably be obliged to suspend. This rumor, which was in the air early in the morning, spread like wild fire, hut, although dealers were disposed to believe almost any thing, it was difficult to convince the street that the foremost American banking house in this country was not able to meet its obli gations. Of course measures were immedi ately taken to verify the statement, aud at noon it was officially announced that Jay Cooke & Co. had suspended. This news was immediately flashed over the wires of the stock and gold indicators, around which groups had been hovering all the forenoon, and the dispatch was read to all within hear ing. The effect was electric and Jay Cooke A Co.'s office was soon crowded with an anx ious throng, and at about 1 p. m., when the news became generally known, the sidewalks of Wall, Nassau and Broad streets were thronged with a mixed assemblage of people. Few of these had any pecuniary interests in volved, but having nothing else to do con cluded that they could as well afford to spend their time there as elsewhere. These formed a swaying, agitated aud excited mass, which it was difficult to penetrate. Mr. Hatch, of Fisk & Hatch, when ques tioned to-day regarding the causes which led to the suspension of the firm, said that the trouble had been produced by a lack of con fidence in railroad enterprises and the ex treme stringency in the money market pro duced by late failures. The general distrust brought about by the embarrassment of such a well known firm as Jay Cooke & Co., Mr. Hatch said, had caused great demands on their house, which came so suddenly and un expectedly that they could not be readily met, and there was no time left in which to obtain money from the assets of the firm or to get any funds due the house. He could not en deavor to give any detailed statement of the liabilities until he calmly considered the whole situation in connection with his partner and the friends of the Arm. The embarrassment of Fisk & Hatch, he could safely say, had not been caused by loaning money on hazard ous enterprises. The house has not specu lated nor met with losses. The trouble had been produced by a general feeling of dis trust in regard to monied institutions, which precipitated a demand upon the firm that they had not sufficient time to meet. He would make no statement at present which lie might he called upon to retract. He hoped for the best and thought that if the firm were al lowed to manage the business of the house without interference every creditor would un doubtedly he paid in full. The announcement of the failure of Fisk & Hatch, which was followed rapidly by re ports of the suspension of other firms, caused the wildest excitement on the street, and the ^cene in Wall street and its neighborhood has probably never been equalled. On the open ing of the doors of the Union Trust Company this morning, a large number of depositors flocked in and beseiged the paying teller s desk. The number constantly increased, and in half an hour the long passage way m front °f the space fenced off for the clerks was filled by long lines of men waiting to with draw their money. The crowd soon became so great that it was difficult to enter or leave the office, and several minutes were required to force a passage from the front to the rear. The bank continued paying until an hour after the usual time of closing, and the im pression on the street, at the i lose was that all obligations would be met without difficul ty. As the business hours of the day began to draw to a close the excitement grew less. The Manhattan Bank was, this afternoon, filled with the depositors of the Uniou Trost Company waiting to have the checks given them by the Union Trust Company certified. The cashier of said company yesterday had $700,000 on deposit in the bank which had all been paid. He believed that the compauv had to-day paid $1,000,000 to depositors, and that the institution was abundantly strong The Fourth National Bank kept open until 3:20 this afternoon, and paid every demand Most of the brokerage firms suspended to day expect to resume business in a short time. The house of E. Randolph, whose suspension is noticed, was Tom Scott's New York house Randolph is a son-in-law of Scott. The rea son for the last named failure, as stated by the head of the firm, is from the absolute im possibility of obtaiuing moneys due them from other parties. The Dispatch says : C. P. Bayard, one of the oldest and most reliable firms of Phila delphia, has suspended The Post says : Unfounded rumors have prevailed to the effeet that the failure of Jay Cooke & Co. will seriously involve the Na tional Life Insurance Company, of which he is one of the leading directors We are as sured upon the best authority that the sol vency of the company cannot be impaired by the present financial troubles. Its assets are ample, well iuvesteff, and cannot be with drawn by disaffected policy holders. To-day nineteen failures have been report ed, and the street at the close of the Board presented an intensely excited appearance. When the closing gousr sounded the members of the Board gave three rousing cheers. An other exciting day is predicted for to-morrow. The Presidents of the national banks of this city held a meeting this evening at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and, it is stated,'decided to unite in the support of each other, and to disregard the reserve réstrictions in to-mor row's dealings. The firms of Beers & Edwards and Eugene Jackson have also been announced in the Stock Exchange as failed. Day & Morse, and Hoyt & Warner have suspended. Fisk & Hatch have failed, while De Freitas & Rablion are announced as suspended. Thos. Reed & Bro. and E. J. Jackson have failed. The run upon the Union Trust Company con tinues, but yp to 1:30 this afternoon they have met all demands. A rumor was in cir culation that a run was being made on the Fourth National Bank,, but proved incorrect. The story originated from the fact that a large number of persons crowded iuto the building for the purpose of having their checks of the Union Trust Company certified. The Fourth is generally pronounced all right. Fisk & Hatch are not yet prepared to make any detailed statement relative to the cause of the suspension. Owing to the ex citement aud general demoralization it is im possible to get anything like a satisfactory statement of the condition of affairs. Of this cluster of failures Fisk & Hatch is the only firm of magnitude. Their embar rassment has been caused, it is said, by hav ing their money locked u|| in the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad bonds, and are thus uuable to respond to the demands of depositors in the existing and so-called unreasonable panic. Confidence is expressed that every dollar due by this firm will be paid. The failures have since been announced of W. H. Warren & Co., Greeuleaf & Norris, and Geo. Bailley. This seems to he another Black Friday, and the dreary rainy day con tributes to the fiuancial gloom. Gold has reached 1:13, and stocks in some instances have fallen 10 per cent. A sharp reaction is reported under the announcement that Van derbilt's brokers are buying heavily. Tiie publication this morning of a run on the Union Trust Company yesterday caused a run on the institution this morning. The failure of Richard Schell is the occasion of this run, depositors apparently fearing that he has been mixed up in the affairs of the Trust Company, from the fact that his broth er, Augustus Schell, is Vice President. This last named gentleman expressed the utmost faith in the ability of the Union Trust Com pany to meet the demands, however pressing. Fisk & Hatch stille that their suspension can only be temporary and is caused by loans on good security, which could not be realized on in the present crisis. They say the securities on which they have made advances are on two railroads, the Chesapeake & Ohio and Central Pacific, both completed. They ex pect to be able to resume business as soon as the panic ceases. Theodore Bedell, A. M. Kidder, Fitcli & Co., and Geo. B. Alleu are the latest an nounced failures. The general panic and depression which followed the suspension of Jay Cooke & Co. yesterday caused the banks to call in the loans freely on Fisk & Hatch to-day, and amid the distrust prevailing the firm found it impossible to renew the loans elsewhere or to realize upon their securities in the present condition of affairs. The following are the banking institutions and trust companies for which Jay Cooke & Co. are Fiuancial agents in this city : Freed man's Savings and Trust Company, Hunts ville, Ala. ; Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, Mobile, Ala. ; Jay Cooke & Co., Washington and Philadelphia; First Nation al Bank, Washington, D. C. ; Freedman's Savings ar.d Tiust Company, Jacksonville, Fla. • Freedman's Savings and Trust Com pany, Tallahassee ; Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, New Orleans; First Nation al Bank, Duluth; Jas. P. Brady & Co., Pitts burgh; E. W. Clark, Duluth; Semple & Jones, Pittsburgh ; Molson's Bank, Montre al ; and Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co., Lon don, England. The bank presidents met at the Clearing House, so as to arrange measures and facili ties for Clearing House operations in case there should be a run upon any of the banks. No trouble is anticipated at any of the banks, but the temporary use of loan certificates at the Clearing House will prevent the forma tion of any bank panic. A committee was appointed to perfect the plan, in case of necessity, and will report to-morrow morn The latest rumer on the street is that mg to the rescue to the government will come morrow by buying $5,000,000 in bonds. Government aid must come in a more decided shape to have any effect upon the Clearing House. * . —, . , President Calhoun, of the Fourth National Bank, sa vs they have no reason to fear any thing. president Tappan, of the Gallatin National Bank, says he believes the better banking institutions will weather the stonn. Secretary Carlton, of the Union Trust Go., says that company is perfectly solvent and will pay all demands. It is reported that the company had $700,000 on deposit last night. Fayhnestock, of Jay Cooke & Co., said this afternoon that the firm hoped to pay all its liabilities. Morland, another member of the firm, says the London House has a large sur plus after paying all its debts, unless there should be a great shrinking in the value of their securities on the outside. Purchasers continued in considerable number to buy on the declining market for investment, which aided in strengthening the market this afternoon. At 2:30 p. m. Jacob Little & Co suspended. Gold closed at l:llf. Money, 7 gold, bid Dealings in railroad stocks continued on an enormous scale until the close. The princi pal transactions were in Pacific Mail, Central & Hudson River R. R., W. A., R. I. & Wabash, St. Paul, N. W., Lake Shore & Erie. The Union Trust Co. kept their doors open until four o'clock, an hour longer than required by law, and paid all demands upon them up to that hour. Washington, September 19.—President Grant arrived in Washington this afternoon and had a conference with Secretary Rich ardson, and has determined that the Treasury should come to the rescue of the New York market to-morrow, by purchasing largely of bonds and depositing a portion of the treasury balance in the National bank depositories, in order to stop the panic. The President is fully determined to meet the emergency at once. The Secretary of the Treasury has directeil the Assistant Treasurer at New York to pur chase on Saturday $10,000,000 worth of bonds. Edwin L. Stanton, son of the late Secretary of War, has been appointed Receiver of the First National Bank of this city. Philadelphia, September 19.—The fol lowing brokers have suspended: H. H. Douglas, C. M. Bayard, J. H. Yerkes, John Lloyd, and Gillbourgh, Bond & Co., all ex cepting the latter, are small concerns. De Haven & Bro. have failed. London, September 19.—The firm of Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co., of this city, have paid cash over their counter all day, notwith standing the run on the house. \ »other Destructive Conflagration in Chicago. Chicago, September 17.—The total loss by the fire this afternoon is estimated at from $250,000 to $300,000. The total number of buildings destroyed is placed at sixty-four, all wooden tenements, from one to three stories high, occupied mainly as residences and stores, or shops and residences combined. The fire originated in a large wooden shed used by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and Northwestern Railroad, for the storage and transfer of hay, situated on the corner of Newberry avenue and the railroad track between 15tn and 16th streets. One end of this shed was open and the fire caught from a spark which flew into it from a passing locomotive, and almost before an alarm could be sounded the entire shed with its inflammable contents was a mass of flames, there being at the time a stiff breeze from the south west. The first engines had scarcely arrived on*the ground before the fire had spread to a row of wooden houses on the north and from them to the buildings on the east side of Hal stead street. A second alarm was now struck and soon after a third, which called to the scene the entire fire department, which was soon at work, with a courage and energy which challenged the attention of every one In the meantime the streets in the line of the fire were literally swarming with people bur dened with e^ery variety of household goods, rushing to places of safety. The vacant lots west of Halstead street were soon covered with the furniture, bedding, clothing, etc., which the fleeing inhabitants of the doomed dwellings had managed to save. Intense ex citement prevailed in the neighborhood, and many people living several blocks from the fire began to move their portable property. The dry goods firm of Field, Leiter & Co., and Farwell & Co., so soon as they heard of the extent of the fire sent all their trucks and teams to the spot and placed them at the dis posal of those whose homes were threatened, and they were all soon employed in removing those wiiose fears impelled them tdPseek safety in flight. The Omnibusses belonging to Ragor & Co.'s lines w T ere also sent to the relief of those who desired to leave the dan gerous neighborhood. The number of families rendered homeless is generally misproportioned to the number of houses burned, as every tenement was crowded to its utmost capacity, many of them containing five o£ six families. Al though a good many were fortunate enough to save a portion of their household goods, a much more numerous portion lost their all and will be compelled to seek at least tem porary aid to enable them to live through the winter. Owing to the magnificent working of the fire department, however, the removal of many proved unnecessary, and at Mitchell street tiie flames were stoppet! in their pro gress northward, while its spread in a west erly direction was stayed on the West side of Halstead street. The east line had not at that point crossed Newberry av. and the track of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad formed its southern boundary. It is impossible at this writing to give any detailed statement of individual losses. They are, however, divided among so many people that with but few exceptions no one person loses over $30,000. Seliginan Sulbronn, man ufacturer of and dealer in furniture, No. 580 Halstead street, loses $27,000, which is cov ered by insurance. The loss by the burning of the hay depot in which the fire started cannot be ascertained, but it is not probably over $10,000. One freight car standing on the track of the C. B. & Q. R. R. was also burned. . Several casualties occurred during the pro gress of the fire. The Assistant Fire Marshal was severely burned about the face and hands by a shower of blazing brands that fell upon him from the houses, and Frank Rowe, foreman of a hook and ladder com pany, 'was severely bruised and hurt by fall ing timbers. Immense crowds of people rushed to the vicinity of the conflagration when the gen eral alarm was sounded aud the excitement was very great, many fearing a repetition of the terrible conflagration of October, 1871, Down town the wildest excitement prevailed, and people two miles distant from the fire shared in the panic of those in the immediate neighborhood. This excitement and alarm was scarcely to be wondered at, as the wiud was blowing a half gale from tl^e southwest, changing after the fire had been under head way half an hour to nearly due south, while directly in the line of the flames stood thickly the same kind of buildings which two years ago formed the train that led the fiery temp est to the destruction of the city. The insurance offices were thronged with applicants for policies, but the agents gener ally felt impelled to put their customers off until to-morrow. The excitement and anx of & & in is at a iety soon extended to the country, many tele grams having been sent by persons here to their friends out of town, and the demand for news came from every quarter. There are a number of engines still playing on portions of the ruins and watching the borders of the burnt district, to see that there shall be no fresh outbreak. The excitement appears to have entirely subsided, and the streets are unusually quiet. Full and Highly Interesting Account of the Rescue of the Buddmgton» Polaris Party» New York, September 19.—The Tribune's cable special from Dundee, Scotland, says : The whaling steamer Arctic, in command of Capt. Adams, arrived at this port from Davis Straits, having on board the men of the Polaris Expedition, who were picked up by the whaler Ravenscraig on the 20lh of July. The men are all well, and show no marks of emaciation, such as might have been ex pected after their terrible experiences. The following narrative of incidents that occurred after the separation of the crew is gathered from conversation with several of the party : The Polaris had been leaking badly before the 15th of October, 1872, and her situation ultimately became so alarming that it was deemed advisable to make preparations to abandon her. The determination to leave the ship was arrived at on the 15th of October, at which time they were in latitude 79. Some of the crew remained on board, while others landed on the ice, and they began to get out stores, with the intention of taking every thing they should need for a long sojourn in those frozen regions. Between 10 and 12 o'clock at night, while this work was pro ceeding, a very severe gale sprung up, aud snow began to fall heavily with strong hut varied winds. Operations, however, were continued, and after untiring efforts the boats were got upon the ice and a large supply of provisions taken out. Suddenly the hausers, by which the ship was made fast to the ice, gave way, one snapping and the other tear ing its anchor from its lodgment. This was about midnight. The anchor in starting tore off a large piece from the floe w ith three men upufc it, aud as the Polaris drove past them they cried out in an agony of terror, "What are we to do?" Capt. Buddington shouted back that he could do nothing for them. They had boats and provisions and must shift for themselves as best they could. [These three men, Sergeant Meyers and two others, were saved with the Tyson party .J A few minutes later those on the Polaris saw a boat launched and manned by three men making for the place where tlieir comrades were stationed. In a short time the storm and darkness shut out every object from their view. The feeliug of the men can be im agined, as with half of the crew left to perish, as they supposed, in a desert of ice and snow, the ship drifted away helpless until at last she brought up at Light Boat Cove. The prospect was now gloomy enough. There seemed to be little prospect of their remain ing in the Polaris. She still leaked fearfully, and in her damaged condition Buddington had no hope of getting further south with her. It was therefore determined to beach her, but the question was how that could be done. The wind being favorable, an open ing in the pack was finally discried aud the ship was borne up under canvass. Every thing apparently favored the w r ork, but though the ship w as only a few miles from shore it took twelve hours to get her close in. The next consideration was how to provide a shelter for the men on shore. All the timbers from between decks were torn out, provisions w'ere deposited on the ice, the coal was removed and everything useful was secured. The walls of a house were then built of heavy plank, jointed together so as to exclude the wiud, and the roof was made of sails. In such a home tLe long winter was passed, borne help w as received from three Esquimaux,who discovered the wrecked ship and agreed for a few paltry presents to con vey provisions over the ice from the vessel. They gave still more valuable aid by supply ing skins for clothing, of which the crew were greatly in need, for many of their clothes were worn out and many more W'ere lost when the vessel broke away on the night of the 15th. The Esquimaux had plenty, though they were filthy smelling garments. The cast-aways gladly adopted full Esqui maux costume of fur trousers, coats, hats and Lpots. Through the long, dreary wiuter the men kept up their spirits remarkably well. The snow fell heavily, but it served to pro tect their frail habitation and make it more comfortable. Their arrangements were so complete that no visit to the ship was neces sary before January 27th, when they went for a supply of wood. Fresh water was ob tained in abundance by collecting pieces of ice bergs and melting them. Towards the end of the winter Chester suggested that some means should be agreed upon to extri cate the party from their perilous position. The provisions w'ere gradually diminishing and the fuel, of which only six tons had been obtained from the ship, w r as nearly exhausted The Polaris was still available for material, and it was now proposed to build two boats A survey by Chester showed that the lining of the cabin could be used, and this was ac cordingly stripped off during the spring months with the thermometer at 23 degrees below zero, and afterwards in a blinding drift of snow the building of boats went on. The situation grew daily more discouraging, but the work was never relaxed and the courage of the men never failed. Advanc ing steadily, the crew were ready to depart by the end of June, and they determined to push southward. Just at the moment when everything was in readiness, they wej'e alarmed by the appearance of scurvy. Hap pily, however, the attack proved slight, and a plentiful supply of walrus liver, which they obtained from the Esquimaux, enabled them to avert the disease. When the boats were launched they leaked a good deal, but the men determined to trust them, and stowing aboard all their remaining provision aud am munition, they said farewell to Light Boat Cove. It not perfectly tight, the boats proved themselves excellent sailers and remarkably easy to row', and on the first day the voyagers reached Sontag Bay. After remaining there a short time to regain their streugth the party made for Hakulyat Island, where the expe dition was brought to a stand still by a tre mendous gale, which blew for three full days, with a continuous fall of snow for all that time. Immense flocks of ducks, a kind of penguin species, were encountered here, however, and as the men could easily take up their guns and kill ten of them at a shot there was a plentiful supply of frefch provis ions, which were very thankfully received. Occasionally their tiny crafts were sadly beset, ami it wras feared they w ould come to grief, but they w ere among the ice ami there was nothing to be done but force a passage southward at all hazards. After enduring many privations and en countered perils, from which their escape of to seemed almost miraculous, thej 7 at last through great exertions succeeded in reach ing Cape Parry, a few miles below Cape Fitz. At Claussia Rock an encampment was made. Every night w T hen the labors of the day w ere over the boats were hauled upon the floe and everything taken out of them. The only hot meal of the clay was then pre pared. The apparatus employed in cooking was of a most primative character.. Each boat carried a quantity of rigging from the Polaris and a can of oil and with these a fire was made in the bottom of an old iron bucket. Tea was the only thing that could he made with such an apparatus. They state that the privations they suffered were not serious. The life was rough, laborious and monoton ous, but though dangers occasionally pre sented themselves which were well calculated to inspire fear, no serious accident occurred, and on the 21st of June the boats reached Cape York in safety. Here they were again closely beset with ice. On the 23d their troubles c»me to an end. A whaler was dis cried a few miles off, and the whole party was at once in a turmoil of excitement. A great fear seemed to take possession of them all at once that the ship might get away be fore they could make themselves seen, and they put forth every exertion to push through the ice with the least possible delay. The vessel proved to be the Ravenscraig of Dundee. She soon saw their signals, and Capt. Allei^ sent his crew to their assistance and took on board their effects and one of the boats, the other being left behind. Capt. Allen treated them, they all say, in the kindest and most generous manner. Subsequently, in order that his whaling operations might not be interrupted, Allen shipped some of the Polaris crew on the Arctic. The latter vessel completed her season's w ork earlier than had been expected, and knowing that the crew of the Polaris were anxious to return home, Captain Adams searched for the Ravenscraig and took on board the members of the party who had been left with her, except the three men who had previously been transferred to the In trepid. These three were R. D. Bryan, as tronomer and chaplain, J. B. Mauch, seaman, and John W. Booth, fireman. The Intrepid is expected home in a few weeks. The rescued sailors say that when they were picked up they had bread enough for one month, but it is the general opinion among them that they would not have suc ceeded in reaching any settlement. Chester, however, who is spoken of in the highest terms of praise by every one of his compan ions, has no doubt they would have got south ward without any assistance. Captain Hall was regarded as peculiarity adapted for the great enterprise under his charge, and all lament his untimely end. As to the state ment that the ship might have aided the party on the ice, all agree that it was impossible after the Polaris broke adrift to learn even the whereabouts of those left behind. Every effort'was made to find them, but to no ay ail. London, September 19.—The steamer Arc tic brought to Dundee ten members of the Polaris expedition : Captain Buddington, sail ing master; Dr. Emil Bissei, chief of scien tific corps; H. C. Chester, first mate; Wm. Orton, second mate: E. Schumann, chief engineer; A. A. Odell, second engineer; W. F. Campbell, fireman; Herman Siemons, II. Hobby and N. Hayes, seamen. All are in excellent health. Washington Intelligence» Washington, September 18.—Secretary Richardson and Comptroller Knox were in consultation this afternoon in reference to the suspensions here, and a Receiver will probably be appointed to take charge of the First National Bank. The Secretary of the Treasury stâtes that the government does not lose by the suspension, the deposits of gov ernment officers in the First National Bank being fully secured by a deposit of that insti tution in the national treasury. As to the syndicate operations the balance is in favor of the government, they having overpaid at the last settlement. Late this afternoon there was something of if run on the Washington City Savings Bank, and all demands so far have been prpmptly met. The Secretary of the Navy this afternoon received a telegram from Consul Mulley an nouncing that the Polaris party was at Dun dee aud all well. The Juniata left St. Johns at one o'clock to-day, and the U. S. Consul had hired a fast steamer for 48 hours to catch her, intending to go himself in the steamer. The statistician of the Department of Agri culture after a careful revision of the mont lily returns gives the following as the present status of the cotton crop: The indicated in crease of area is little over ten per cent. '1 he condition of the crop is belter than in Sep tember last year in Arkansas, and is the same in Tennessee and Louisiana. In each of the other cotton States the worms have been more abundant, yet tlieir ravages have not been disastrous or sweeping hut in a few 7 cases. The season has been remarkable for its rain fall, tending to a further depreciation of the crop; otherwise the conditions are quite favorable. Havage» of ibe tellow Fever. Shreveport, (La.,) September 17.—The Shreveport Times ol this morning says the number of deaths is fearful to contemplate, and that the mortality is beyond precedent and it looks as though but comparatively few would get well. Thus far very tew have got about, while some linger along between file and death. In some few instances whole families have been swept out of existence in the short space of one week. The sudden change in the weather last Sunday night sent scores to their beds, which accounts for the large number of interments in the last day or two. In the language of one of the New Orleans physicians, "they are dropping off like sheep with the rot." Medical treatment of the most skillful kind does not appeal to do any good in a great many cases, while in many others the temporary relief afforded is quickly followed by death. Our stores are all closed, and all our dwellings are turned into a hospital of one great charnel hou.-e, and the Timest is a mere death record. The same journal says the Dumber of interments silice the first of September sums up 250, aud the number of sick is variously estimated at from 500 to 800. Memphis, Teun., September 17.-The Board of Health report 11 deaths to-day, 9 from yellow fever. The Howard Association is in full operation, and the Odd Fellows and the Masons are organizing relief committees. The fever is not believed to be spreading, and there are hardly any deaths among persons properly treated. New Orleans, September 17.—A special to the Ticayune from Shreveport yesterday, says the number of new cases of yellow fever was less than for the several preceding days, and the uutuber of interments fell from 33 yesterday to 25 h*-()ay. R is not thought, however, that there is any abatement, hut that the material for the fever to work on has considerably diminished.