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SAVANNAH, MISSOURI. CU11KEXT TOPICS. Gov. YV. F. M. Aknv has completed arrangements for spare in the Centcn nial for the exhibition of the curiosities of all the Aztec races of Indians in New Mexico, and of the products, agricul tural and mineral, of that Territory. It is probable that Gov. Amy will be ac companied to Philadelphia by a large delegation of Indian chiefs, who will have space in the Exhibition grounds for the erection of wigwams and the presentation of their methods of mak ing blankets and other useful articles, and their stone mills for grinding grain and making bread. The presence of a band of uncivilized aborigines of America at the Centennial will form an interesting feature. The Salt Lake Tribune has recently come into possession of some interest ing old manuscript documents left by Dr. Isaac Garland, who died severa years ago in Iowa. lie originally own ed the land on which Xauvoo was built , and, sharing the belief of the late (Jen oral Robert E. Lee, that the greatest in land city of America would be situated at or near the rapids of the Mississippi, he procured the settlement of Joseph .Smith's body of Mormons on a part of his land. To further his ends he joined the Mormon Church; but he was never destined to see his dream realized, and he died very poor. The posthumous documents in the hands of the Trihunc arc full of arguments in favor of the authenticity of the Hook of Mormon, and curious speculations into the mean iw of Greek and Hebrew names found therein . A cokkkspondknt of an Eastern paper furnishes some additional infor mation concerning the progress of work upon the jetties which Captatn Eads is constructing at the mouth of the Missis sippi. The east jetty has already been carried 1 ,0(10 feet from the wharf, and it was expected that arrangements could be made by the middle of this month which would allow a daily pro gress of -100 feet. The we.-t jetty, lo cated about 1 .000 feet from the east jet ty, has been begun and is being rapidly pushed forward. The pass opposite the work already done has been deepened from : to b feet , thus realiz ing tlte expectations of ('apt. Eads at the very start. The undertaking seems, indeed, to be in good hands, and is cer tainly being vigorously prosecuted. Five hundred men are employed, and, as they arc located 100 miles from any town, they form a community by them selves. The account of the correspon dent is circumstantial enough to war rant expectations of complete success, and to make the prediction that the mouth of the Mississippi will be opened in the Centennial year appear reason able enough . Thk National lJureau of Statistics re ports the total imports to this country, exclusive of specie, for July, at 11, 2SG,:I91, against IT, 1(52 ,17C same month last year. Imports for seven months t his year, i?2f(i, 101 ,703, against :f7,irG,i)0: same time last year. Ex ports for July this year, 611, -10.", 177, against $10,007, l.S-1 in July last year. For seven months this year ':-J2,8:!S,-.S72, against $:J7(i,9:i:J,:;o,f for the same time last year. These arc all currency values. I'kof. Donaldson's sad fate, already pretty well established by the finding of the body of his companion , Mr. Grim wood, is made still more certain by the finding of a bottle on the lake shore at Fort Hope, Midi. , on the 21th, contain ing the following: "Over Lake Michigan .it 8 p. in. of tlic even ing of i-tartinir. About thirty miles from Chica go. About ::,0;K) feet hum. A gale coming from the northeast, llalloon is getting out of order. Gas escaping fast. Can't remain up much longer. Will surely land in the lake. Fearful storm. Shrned j Donaldson." Commodokk Goodkxougii and a boat's crew from the .British corvette Pearl were recently attacked by the na tives in Carlisle Pay, Santa Cruz Island, and the Commodore and seven men were hit with poisoned arrows. The Commodore and two of the crew sub sequently died from the effects of the poison. The Pearl, in retaliation, shelled and burned the village. Com mcldore Goodenough was commander of the British squadron in Australian Avaters. The following particulars of the assassination of Garcia Mareno, Presi dent of Ecuador, are given by a corres pondent: The assassination took place in the palace at Quito, and was com mitted by an officer, Capt. Kayo, who had recently been displaced by the Fresident, assisted by two young men of Quito, called Cornejo. Kayo first truck the President over the head with a machete, and was instantly run through by the sentry, who fired his piece at the same time, killing the assassin immediately. The two young men, after Kayo had struck the Presi dent, fired on the latter with their re volvers. The President fell on his face mortally wounded, and died soon after. The two young men escaped. Captain Wekp., the Englishman, has performed the hitherto unprecedented feat of swimming from Dover to Calais without a float or life-saving apparatus of any description. lie was 21 hours 10 minutes in the passage, anil was in good spirits when he reached the end of his journey. Capt. Webb failed in his first attempt . The Detroit Greenback Convention, held on the 2oth, adopted resolutions substantially as follows: Favoring the redemption of the greenback circulation of the United States at the pleasure of the holders thereof in bonds of the United States, bearing a low rate of in terest, convertible at the pleasure of the holder into greenbacks, "thus redeem ing the original promise of tiie Government when it first issued green backs, to fund them when desired into an interest-paying bond;"' tin; issue of United States certificates or bonds, bear ing interest not to exceed .'5.(!f percent . per annum, to an amount equal the Gov ernment debt, said bonds or certificates being changeable and interchangeable with greenbacks at par on demand: inakinir jrreenbacks a legal tender for all debts, public and private, ex cept that, portion of the bond ed indebtedness specially made pay aide in coin; the repeal of the act providing for a resumption of specie payments in 1S70, "it being impracti cable and impossible of execution, and disastrous in its effects upon the busi ness of the country." It was recom mended that Greenback Clubs be or ganized in every State of the Union. The principal speakers were Hon. Wm. I). Kelley and Messrs. I). A. Mahonev and J as. Buchanan . Thomas J. Du rand, of Washington, presided, assist ed by several Vice-Pre.sidents. Tin: contemplated railway line from the Kio Grande to the City of Mexico is in a fair way of being constructed at no very distant day. A charter for about 2S0 miles of the route from the city of Mexico to the City of Leon, having a population of 100,000 inhabitants, has been granted to an English company, with aGovenimcut grant of $l.r,000 per inilt- towards building the road, and a similar charter, with like grant , has been procured by another com pany, to complete the line from the City of Leon to the Kio Grande. A further proposed lino is to connect the Iron Mountain Kailroad with the Mexi can road at the Kio Grande, making a grand international railway route from the. Mississippi Valley to the City of Mexico. - The Hank of California, the heaviest financial corporation on the Pacific coast, suspended payment on the 2ith, and on the following day the National Gobi Bank anil Trust Company and the Merchants1 Exchange Bank of San Francisco also closed their doors. The Panic of California is said to lie hope lessly involved, caused by outside spec ulations in mining shares and other unfortunate ventures. The oth er two banks claim to have assets exceeding all their liabilities, and will resume, it is said, as soon as they can procure the necessary amount of coin. On the 27tli the Government transferred over a million dollars by tel egraph to San Francisco banks, upon their making the necessary deposits in New York, and it was thought there would be no further failures of much importance. The linn of Stirling, Ahrens $z Co., of Baltimore, the larg est sugar and. molasses importing house in the United States, also suspended payment on the 20th. Liabilities about two and a half millions. They expect to be able to pay nearly dollar for dol lar. The cause of their failure was the general depression of business and shrinkage in value of coffee and sugar, of which the firm have large stocks. They transacted a business of forty mil lions a year. The excitement in San Francisco consequent upon the suspension of the Bank .f California, on the 26th, was greatlv augmented bvthe suicide of Mr. Kalston, President of the Bank, who drowned himself on the afternoon of the following day. During that day the Board of Directors of the Bank had held a meeting and requested him to resign, which he did. He subsequently went to a sea-bathing establishment in the northern part of the city, and, having undressed himself, went into the water, swam some 200 yards from the shore, ' and disappeared from view behind a vessel. Soon after his body was discovered floating near the shore, apparently dead, and although life was not altogether extinct when he was rescued, all eilbrts to re suscitate him failed . There seems to be no doubt that he deliberately commit ted suicide. Mr. Kalstoifs unbounded wealth, enterprise and liberality had given him a fame almost world-wide, and this unfortunate ending of his busy life caused a general feeling of sadness throughout the whole country. Information has recentlv been re ceived at Washington from prominent officers on the Kio Grande, to the ef fect that cattle stealing and murders of American citizens still continue, and that the only way to stop them is to break up the bands of assassins and thieves on the other side of the river and as far in the interior of Mexico as may be found necessary. The much-mooted consolidation of the Western Union and Atlantic & Pa cific Telegraph lines has at last come to pass, and the telegraph system almost of the entire continent of North Ameri ca is now gathered into one vast mo nopoly. The Western Union absorbs the rival corporation, the terms of the transfer being a guarantee of an annual dividend of 7 percent, upon a 2o per cent . valuation of the stock of the At lantic & Pacific, or 2,000,000. The preliminary examinations of the Illinois Ku-Klux marauders took place before United States Commissioner Cur lee, at Centralia, on the 26th. The prosecution was made under the United States Ku-Klux law. John Duckworth testified that he was at the light at Mad dox Lane, and on that night Aaron Neal was the leader of the band. He gave the names of the following fourteen men as being then with the ""anir: Calvin .Moore, George Proctor, George Herd, I Wilson Sonuners, Thomas Somniers, ! Mardonia Sommers, Henderson Som niers, Kufus Stripling, W. W . Briley, Wm. Piasters, Green Cantrell, W. W. Jacobs, Aaron Neal, and himself. He testified that on the night of the 20th of July, the band met at the house of Hi ram Sonuners, and resolved to give a visitation to Madilox and Brown. The latter was supposed to have some im proper women about his place: the former was charged with having meas ured their horses" tracks. When they came to Brown's house they found him in a dying condition. The testimony of W. W. Jacobs, another member of the baud, confirmed that of Duckworth. There were four hundred members of the band in Franklin County and one thousand in Williamson County. lie was sworn in by Neal, who made him take an oath that lie would not reveal any of the secrets, sipis or pass-wonls of the organization , which was known as the "Golden King:" would go whenever called noon bv the Grand Master, and wherever: to first j warn, then whip, and then hang all! offenders, the penalty for refusing being to have the throat cut from ear to ear, and his tongue torn out by the roots. The examination resulted in Neal, the leader, being released on '2,00D bail, and the other prisoners on a less j amount. A number of additional ar rests had been made. --o - POLITICAL Mi'O PEfiSGHAL BREVITIES. The estate of the late ex-President Johnson is estimated by his son at between -5150.000 ami $175,000. Col. Wheei.eu, a wealthy Texas cattle dealer, was recentlv killed in a conflict with some thieves who h id run oil" some of j his cattle. I Mi:. C. C. FriroN, editor of the; Baltimore Anu'ricin. is named as'th- !! ; publican candidate for Governor of Mary-j land. j i William WoonwAWit, an aged ciii- t I .en of Middletown. Connecticut, r- caIN the 1 fact that the !ale Sena'or .Johnson worked lor I turn :;s a journeyman tailor at Pctvrshurg. I i Virginia, about lrty vers a-'o. Mr. Wood- j ! -ard describes the ex-President, who had i just finished his apprentice-hip. as very pop-! I ulr among his comrades, by whom he was ' called "Little Andy." and corroborates hi j j reported habit of keep a book by his side I while at work, that he might team to read. ! The prosecution of the. Franklin j ! County (III.) Ivii-KIux is to be undcrtak-n j by the United States authorities, under the j so-called Ku-Klux law. I Jeeeekson Davis has accepted an in vitation to di l'.ver an address at ;he coining fair of the Kansas City Exposition Associa tion. The Mississippi Kepublican State Convention nominated Ge-irae M. Bueh man, of Marshall County, for State Treasurer. A resolution wap.is-ed iud uMtig the adnrnis-1 tration of Gov. Ames. 1 The Crand Vizier of Turkey has re- j signed. The wife of Garibaldi is dead. It is reported that General Butler has j been retaiind is counsel f.-r Td on in :liestc-j ond trial of his sii't :ga list B echer j PUESIlrENT (iKANT will be the gUCSt of Senator ;.nkl iu al the im-etuig o- the j 1: Army of th- 'nmh. rlaad, at Ut cm, N. Y.. opt. 15 and 10. Gen. A.J. Pannel, State Senator from the AV"hveIiiig District, and Chairman of the "West Virginia Democratic Executive Committee, fell dead from heart disease at Greenbrier White Sulphur .Springs, on the 20lh ult. Willks Nazov, Bishop of the Bri tish Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, is dead. Mu.andMks. Saktoims and child and Jesse Grant sailed for England on the JStli. PuOF. Fowi.eu, of Hillsdale Col lege, Mich., died on the 'Jsth. Leopold Sonneman, cditornnd pro prietor of the Frankfort ZcAtun'j, and mem ber of the German Parliament, lias been ar rested for refusing to testily as to the author ship of certain articles. For the same reason five other editors of the paper hud previously been already imprisoned. Mi:s. .M.vuy V.u inix, of Williamson County, Tenn., eel eh rat 'id the one hundredth anniversary of her birthday on Aug. 27. Her faculties are unimpaired. She hears well, uses no spectacles, and frequently walk a mile, and attributes her long life to habits of uninterrupted industry. She now has 150 living descendants. Mk. A. C. Bt'ELL, formerly of the St. Louis Republican, has accepted an invi tation from the Democratic Central Commit tee of Ohio, to take the stump in that State, and will niako his opening speech at Cincin nati. The funeral of the late "William C. Hal-ton, of San Francisco, tool; place on the oOth. The obsequies were more imposing than any ever before witnessed in that citv. The flags of the city wero put at half-mast, and nearly all public business was sus pended. The publishing houses of Lee fc Shcpard, Boston, and Lee, Shepard & Dil lingham, New York, have suspended. Lia bilities of the Boston house, about half a mil lion dollars, upon which it is said SO per cent, can bo paid. Mks. Maky E. Kankin, colored, aged 1U years, dipd at Brooklyn, X. Y., S"pt. 22. She was probably the oldest wo man in America, if not in the world. She enjoyed good health, was naturally cheerful and industrious, was an o irly riser, and hard worker. She survived her husband thirty years. Joseph rs Lavy, Treasurer of New Jersey, is under arrest, charged with embez zling 850,000 of State funds. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. The price of rold iu New York, cn 1 August 30, was 11 1 j Three hundred and fifty Mcnnonitcs ' lett Ne.v York for the West on the 21th. An excursion train between Geneva j Lake and Hoekford, 111., was thrown from! the track, on the 'J.d. and one passenger 1 k'llcd and several wounded, some fatally. The foot and mouth di-ease has 1 broken out with great violence in Devon- I shire, England, where twelve thousand ani- mals arc down with it. V Paris journal announces the intend-j ed marriage of Kins Alfonso, of Spain, to the oldest daughter of the Duke de Montpeiisier. r The corporation of Southampton, England, gave a grand banquet to theotlicers j of the American squadron in that harbor, on . :he l!::d. The St. Paul express train, due at Sioux City on the nisht of the 25th. went through a bridge about four miles south ofi that city, and A. W. Lock, conductor, Lo reno Mann, engineer, and Ed. Kelly, fireman j were instantly killed. A few passengers were slightly bruised. J A session of the National Agricultural ! College will be held at Cincinnati on Sept. 22 to 21. The steamship Ohio, which sailed on i thc2i hfrom Philadelphia for Liver- oo!, look , out 2.11-0 crates of Delaware peaches. The steerage of the ship has been turned into a refrigerator, and provided with fans for keep ing up a constant current of cold air. This' is the tir-t venture of the kind. j The State of Panama has declared war aguiist the Government of Colombia, j There are reports of a riot at New ; Ho::c Church, Tallabusha County, Miss., in which eidit negroes were killed and several . wounded. The cause of the riot was a quar- : ivl between a white man and a negro about sonietrivid matter. j The Secretary of the Treasurv has ' appointed a special commission of experts j from various parts of the country i to l'O to Chicago and investigate lhe , condition of the new Post-ntHce huiid-j ing and to advise upon the propriety off continuing its erection. It. is composed of J some doz-n engineers, architects, and build-1 ers having no connection with the work. ! A dispatch of the JOth to the Loudon ' Times says a force of Ilussi mshas taken the , lild at Knokand. The rebel 'ion has spread j to the southern districts of Kussian Turki- j st.in. The town of Khojend is in the hands j ing a h ly war agninst the infidels. The Daily Xewn" special from P.erlin says advices from Herzegovina confirm the report that te insiu gents lmve rejected the advice of the European powers to suspend hostilities, and j also that they demand the independency of i l!-'Sna. J The four-masted propeller Persian j w s d stnned by lire oil" bong Point, Lake j Erie, on the night of the 2(!th. The passcg-rs : aii-t in civ saved themselves by clinging to lhe hatches, which were thrown overboard. Af ter 11 .ating about ten hours they were res coed by t';e tug Merrick. The Persian's a go .-oaisted of oO.oOO bushels of corn and 17.0-tO bushels of wheat. The Canadian steamer Manitoba col- lid d .v tn the propeller Comet on Lake Su- i-r. on tli- ukpt of the 20th, and sank her nis ant v. Eleven lives were lost ar.d ten were saved- No one was injured on the Man itoba. Cornelius "Williams, a negro, was handed at Jackson, N. C, on the 27th, for the murder of an old man named Wm. Pres sor, bridge-keeper at Weldon. some months since. He made a full confession, implicat ing three other negroes. The yellow fever had entirety disap peared from Fort Barrancas, Florida, on the 30th, and the health of Pensueola was good and all quarantines removed. The trial of the negroes charged with insurrection commenced at Sandersville, Georgia, on the .'50th, Judge Herschel A". Johnson, presiding. Late advices from the British Polar expedition have been received from West Greenland. The Alert and Discovery had arrived at Disco, after a plea-ant passage from England. All were well. Preparations have been made for pushing as far north as possible in the Alert, and for sledge expedi tions bejond, to the Pole. Vhipped to Death. Some of our readers may remember a negro man named Peter Digges, now about ;i) years old, formerly a slave of J)r. Talley, of this city, and for a short time during the War a servant to Gen. Wigfall. For some years past Digges has lived with his wife in Fautuiiei Count v, on land belonging to Mr James Marshall , near Orlean . He was arrested on the afternoon of the 7th inst. for whipping his son, a boy 10 years of age, in such a cruel manner that he died under the torture. The alleged provocation is that the boy had run away from home, Digges having been heard to say that In; would break him of running oil" or kill him and be hanged for it. On the morning of the 7th he was seen dragging the boy to the corn-house Avith plow-lines and hick ories in one hand as the instruments of torture. The boy was stripped naked, bound, and lashed without mercy. The unnatural parent then stopped to rest for a spell , scolding the boy mean time while ho pleaded for mercy. He then whipped him a second and possi bly a third time, while the child ';h moaning piteously and vainly endeavor ing to rise and dress himself in obedi ence to his father's command. The torture was inflicted in the presence of two or three negro men, who offered no interference. Soon after the whipping the boy died in the most distressing agonies . I )igges , after being arrested , confessed that he killed the child, but urged in extenuation that he did not know the injuries he was inflicting. This apology, however, is disproed by the condition of the boy's body after death. llichmnnd (Va.) l'hi;i. A ecmi:ei:man it: Michigan, being poorly provided with materials of sus tenance for his men, fed them with pork cooked with the rind upon it. A young man of the company, not liking that outer portion of the food, was observed by the host to be carefully removing the outside covering, whereupon the latter said, "Young man, we eat rind and all here."1 To which the youth replied, "All right, old man; I'm cutting it oil for you.""1 THE MARKETS. ST. LOUIS. August 21.1S75. J'.eeves Choice , $ I.87 l- g 'I-lf) ; Gooil to I'nn-e, 9-i.ri035.25; Cows and Heifers, $2.254.00; Corn-KeI Texanp, $3..Mig4.5t. Jtoug Shippers, 7.257.45. SliEKi' Uooil to Choice, ii.-.'-'tii 1.50. Fmiuk Choice Country, $7.00!j7.-2.:); XXX i. ;.-.:.";; 7.00. WHKAr Kcd. No. 2, $1.42 3 1.15; No. 3, 1.2s5l. i. Cuilv No. 2, White Mixed, fUg tOc. Oats No, 2, :'..j:;i)C. KVE No. 1, 7s ;j,B Timothy Sekd Prime, $2.7032.75. Toisacco Planters Lugs, .-sti.253S.oO; Medium Shipping Leaf, $ 10.50 jj 12. 5-). Ha v Prime New Timothv, a 11.003 15.CC. lit iTER-Cholcc Dairy, 2."32t;c. E.Jiis PJ.'iSH'-c. Pokk ftandant Mess, $21.753 22.00. Laud Keiuicd, i:i31P,'c. W i Hii Tub-washed, Cnoice, 50c; Unwashed Medium, 31 3 Km".. Co iton Middling, lie. NEW YOKK. Hr.KVES Native, $s.5 13 13.00; Texan, $7 00 3M.50. !loi;sIrc33cd, $10.25311.03; Live, $S 25 !Z S.;Vi. StiEEP C! ipnad , $ 4 .503 C.'O. F;.orit-Uooil to choice, $ti.053;.50. Wheat No. 2 Chicago, $ i.ir.r-j l.:4. Coax Western Mixed, 7SaS-)o. Oats Western Mixed. 5-; 14 57c. Pork Mens, i 20. -."i .d.i'5. Corro.V Mi-ldhn-c. li4 UHIUAUO. IJEEVE3 Common to Choice, $ 1.00 3 0.75. Tcxans, $2.2533.75. IIoos Good to Choice, $7 753s-t'0 Suekp Shorn, $:i.ui)y4 75. Flock Choice Winter, Extra $0.753S.0O. Choice Spring Extra, $i;.tx(ii;.:J7,C. Wheat Spring- No. 2, $ 1.10-j 1.10,'. Sjiring No. :;, $1.11 ft 1.12 .. Cokn No. 2, l!2?.,'3(3r. OATS No. 2, 3'J'J g 1MB No. 2, fc-JsSie. Pokk New Merj, 2'-j-t20..V. Laki Per cwt. $l.".oo V..Ui. CINCINNATI. Flour Familr, 4 O.Gwt C.P0. Wheat lied, "Old. $t.40j,i 53. Co KM -New , 7ix75;. OatJi No. ., .104 05c. Pokk New Mens, 520. 25jj 20.50. La kij Summer, 3a Coiton" Middling, Hju. KANSAS CITY. Beeves Native Cows, $2.003 2.75. Texas Cows, $2.00. MEMPHIS. Flouh Family, $ fi.25 $ a.i5. Co ax Mixed, s 'fjs.2.5. Oats New, 1 g50c. Cotton Middling. 11 3 Ii'-ic. tfcw oi:lkns. Flour Choice, .7.503S.50. Corn White, 9j3j.;. Oats 15 3 .-. U -Prim, J.25.0)a2.O. P ::.?; Mess, 322 -Mi 22.50 Uacon 10 q. !4.Vc. Suuak F-r iii'rime.OglOa. Co rroN Strict Low .Mi.i.ilucr. 13fgl3j;c.