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VOUEIX. _MONROE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY. JULY g1, 1874. NME 7 THE TELEGRAPH: Published every Friday. A'T MONROE, OUACHITA PARISH, LA. . D-TW. SMoOC:.dNZ3E.L- , Editor and Proprietor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One copy, oneyear .............................. p4,00 (n110 copy, six l months,................... .. 2,50 ADVANCI BRATES: One copy, one year...............................3,00 One copy, six mllonths.........................2,00 TARIFF OF ADVERTISING RATES. Advertisements will be inserted at. one dollar and lifty cents per square (one inch of space or less), for the first, and seventy live cents for each subsequent insertion, for anty time under one month. For longer periods as follows: ..um Mi .. QR" . 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All advertisements sent to this oflice whlen not otherwise ordered, will be inserted "till forbid" and charged accordinglcy. l.ditorial business notices will be made, free of charge, of all advertisements ordered inl the paper; lihr other editorial notices a charge of 25 cents per line will be made. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. lgobt. J. Caldwell, LAWVYER, MONROE, LA. Jan. 25, 1873. 19:tf James T. Strother, ATTORNIY AT LAW, MONROE, LA. May 31, 1873. 37:ly R. U. COUl. A. A. OIGUNY. Cobb & Gutiby, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MONROE, LA. Aug. 2, 1x73, 46 tf. WV. R. Hardy, AT'TORNEY AT LAW 1MONROE, LA. Feb. 25, 1874. n2i-ly A. L. Slack. A 'TORNEY AT LAW and Commis sioner for Texas. Ollice Wood Street illouroe, La. P'romlpt attention given to col lcetions in North Louisiana. Aug. 20, iS.5:17 L. N. 'olk, UIIVEYOIR, Civil Engineer and Drau Sghtsmoan. All orders left with Richcard soicl & McEnllery, Monroe, La., will lceet with prompllt atenotion. .''erlms, CASH. May 11, 1872. 34-ly '1. ". RICeLARuDSON. W. 11. ICIEARDDSON. Drs. T. 1. & WV. H. Richalrdson H AVING associated inl tile practice of inedicicte, oifer their services iin the dillbrcolt branchces of their profession to the citizenls of Mlullnroe id sulrroulnding counl try. Ollice, on Jackson Street, adjointing SlellLodist Church. lMay 29, 1874. tf Besujamin lMcLeran, )ARISIl SURVEYOR OF OUACIIITA. S()lice at tile Land Ollice, Monroo, La. Wrill survey laud, fturnish Plains acid Specitications for the coinstruction of Lev eos, EiblhallkllcuentsDraiagell canllls, Roads, Bridges, and other works of public int iniprovement. Oct. 17, 1873. 13y cint. J. t(:Ar.)IERWOOD. Dlt. 'TOS. Y. AnY. Drs. ICalderwood & Aby. MIoNolo , LA. " 1''IC in rear of Bernhardt's bunilding, o,conud alstreet, between l)eSiard anid tice .:tailroad. Jain 5, 1872 d w lt.WIll.lS RIIc'iAitDSON. nOUn T ilICIAIIItDSON. JAS. 1). LM'L1N:itY. Iticlhaurdsonls b: l lDcEnery, l'TTOlIt.NlYS AT LAWV, Monuroe, La., pnraelice in all the Parishes of North Illlisianca, in the Suprenio Ciourt at bMonroe, eI c Federal Courls, lcin ill tile Land Ollice I llpalrtllceict of the Golnral G(overlllnlcelt. J unlo '2, 1872. 40-tf Dr. It. C. Strother, RESUM1ES the practice of his profession, and oll·s hifer s services to the citizeous of Monlr',a and vicinity. Offico: In second story of Itreard's Brick Store, corner (Graind anid LeSiard streets. Jule 28, 187:1. ly U. ii. )ORRIsoN. Wv. W. FARnMER. tMorrison 6d Farmner, A 'TTORNEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La., Swill practice in tile Courts of tie Pa riishes of Ouachita, Mhorelouse, Richland, I.'lanklin and tcaldvwell, inCl the SuipreIme (tIiurt, Land ill the United States Courts. \Viii also attend to all bustiless intrusted to heal ihi the State and Federal Land Ollices. S14113 Dr. Van. SNaudel IVEN1)EiS his services as Physician alnd it Srgeoni, to tile public. lie can be founid iupon hisc plantation, ltour mciles below Mon roe. Slarch 11, 1873. 25-ly JOcHN SM'ENIIY. R. D. t'ENElRY. J. d& N. D. llcEnery, ATTOINEYS AT LAW, nMonroe, La., practice in tile Parish and District c',curts of Ouachita, Mlorehouse, Franklin, Iticlcaul, C(aldwell and Catahoula 'Parishes, ill the Supremlo Court at Monroe, land Ulli t. a States Courts. Particular attention paid to ibuisiness in the Land Otiece Departmllent ct" time Coeneral Governllent. n17tt Dentlstry. DR. '. TL. BRACEY, Dentist, respectfcully oflers his professional services to tile c'itizeis of Mtonroo and snrrounlding conll trv. JlHaiilg asi experience of focurteen v-ars in the practice, he feels confident of giving satisfacetion inl all branches of his icroftissiiol. Is williig to warracnt all work. Oclieo le:ar thle Courtlhouse and next door Ocluthi of lthe OGuochitir ieleg;tph otlico on (;lralld street, M~'on-roe, La. v7-marl:ly MIEATII IEAT ! T'fhIe unudersigned will keep, in the TVare house on 1irs. SMilioi's lot, on Third stroeet, Fresh lleef, lMuttou and Pork, and a~slks a .share of thie patronagc of tile public. IMILE: IAUXi.T. Septicnlber 13,1873. 52:tf OLD NEW SPArPERS FOR SALE AT THEi OFI"('E MONROE ADVERTISEMENTS. IV.ETV G: OOl D AT P jt PANIC PRICES! it "IN THE PATII, OR OUT OF IT,'~ Mnkes No DilCerene, if yol will call at 1 GROSS BRO'S. NEW BRICE STORE Ii iI ON 01DeSIARD S7'ITRE.lT, 1 b And have your wants supplied. Th'le in dlcelnents offered to plreuaseors are I. c Entirely New coonds; If. T The Very Lowest Casth Prices; e III. (unarmatee of Satistaction; IV. a ALarge Assortment of all kinds of Goods i and Groceries usually kept in , this market. it V. sI A Settled Dletermination to Sell. 0. 11 Buyers will remember that we are inl earnest In offering to sell at the lowest prices, and they are invited to test the Ilat ter Ihr themnselves. If they wanlt F'ashionable Prints, Ribbons, l'ort.stcd.s, oilet Articles; or, CYothin, I, HInlts, Boots, S.hoes, lfeacyt Goods; or, Cotl ery, Ifardware, &uddlery/; or .isupplies, Tobacco, or, Any Article, Likely to be kept in Monrno, we holie- we ran supply it, and at as cheap ligures, if not chealpel'r, l:I any house ill MonIroc. GROSS IHIO('S., Brick Building, leSiard Street, n M NI N ROE], LA. t Derenmber 12, 1587. tt O ST4RVIN(I I Tlharo is no need for starving, as long as b 1i. KINDERMANN, h On DeSiard street, has for sale plenty of J GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, Such as Al Coffee and Sugar; c; Excellent Syrup and Molasses; i; Splendid Cheese, Macaroni and fi Vermicelli; New Buckwheat Flour in any quantity; New e Sugar Cured Hams (first in p Market); Plenty of Eggs, p Spiced Pig's Feet, Oysters, si Sardines, Potted or Deviled ci Mtcats, Lobsters, Salmon and te Mtmushrooms; Assorted Catnned a Fruits and Vegetables; p Potatoes and Onions; tl Choice Carolina Rice; ; White Beans and English cl Pens; Hominy and Grits; 1 Cranberries, Raisins, Citron Ir And Currants; Nice Jellies u And Preserves; Dried Figs; n Crackers, Cream Biscuits and Cracknels; Toys, Dolls and a Variety of nice and useful Ornaments ; Also, a Small Assortment of Crockery anll Shelf-lardwa re, such as is most ly g' Needed for General Use. ('omne and see for ynOLrs lves, but do not ti ftil to bring al lo tho'"spoltdulix," be.aiuse a I illust hiave ore ready money ll and less Ill'rchnltlndiis. I'ltir idealilg aillll ino hunblug ir child-int trading ti'r es.sh at the store of 14l:tf 11. N IiERMANN. E. W. M EALY'S PIIOTO(iR'PHII(C & F1I NE AlRTr Al.,IRY GrCUtd e Ireet, ondfroe, Lra. Pictures taken in all the improved styles, ouch as Renibr:umlt., Mezzotints, Mledalionu, Porcelain, . Ferroltypcn, (entos, t,. r Pictures taken in cloudy weather ias well ats clear. Will keep constantly on hand a large ias sortmllelt of Allunms, stereoscopes I und Stereoscopic V'iess of all parts of the world. pIcTUaREi FRAMES, of every descriptio'n,for sale with or without 1 pictures. PICTOUREM OF AIL. KINDK' PRAMED. TO ORDER, Views of the ruins of the city of Monroe for sale. i'l briuary 24,.8 .72. 23:1y ROlIIE'Ii' J. NELSON, DESALER IN GROCU-E.tIES, PROVISIOT qS, ETC., MONROE, LA., RelPeO iit folly solicits a sharo of trhe Iiuii Iness of onrlolio anid -vi.inity. Hio wil ikeep cnstiti stly on haInd a supply of :il sulcIl artic:l i s atre required tir lFa,'lililv , siulmpt lion, whiih he will sill ait the It,'ea t clu 7 ,rice.s. Hlis stock will ellbrltace, also, LIQUOitS, CIGARi, TOBACCO, MIEATS, CANNED FRIUITS, ce. HTt will lendeavor to inert fllly thIle do 1 tIrlads oil his cLIstomiers, andI will give the '.cry Iest bargains fir the cash. (A Call anld examine goods ani1 prices. ItOBERT J. NEISON, De'ird ,Sreet, IrV'oiic. Septimber 2 7, 187, ~-ly PHYSIOLOtY AN!Dl CRIIE. c The terrible instance of juvenile de- e pravity brought to light in Boston is a just now startling the reading world r with its horrible details. The facts, as indicated by the discovery of a decom posed body and the confession of the f miurderer, are that on the 18th day of March last a little girl named Katie t Curran, ten years of age, and living at South Boston, was murdered by Jesse 0 Pomeroy, a boy of eighteen. The body of the child, which is fully iden tifled by its clothing, was lately found in the cellar of a store occupied by Poineroy's mother, covered with rub bish and ashes. At an inquest it ap peared the body had been cut in many places, as if for the devilish pleasure of cutting, more than to kill. Suspicious circumstances pointed to t Pomleroy as the murderer, he being ' confined in jail for torturing to death ai boy named Mullen when the body of the girl was discovered. Ite was charged with the killing and has made a complete confessionl of his crime, and - in detail gives the manner of the ac complishmnent of the foul murder. lie induced the child to go to the cellar for some article which she wished to pur- c chase, followed her, and most inhu- n manly cut her throat with a jack-knife, 51 and disposed of the body as found. The boy was alone in the store when the s girl entered, and he positively asserts that no cue but himself know of the v nmurder. Subsequent investigations regarding the character of the boy Pomeroy re veal the fact of his possessing a dispo- ' sition almost fiendish by nature. lie ti was a terror to his playmates, and is g believed to be guilty of other crimles. wlhen questioned as to his motives for killing Katie Curran, he said he "could c not help it." It is in the testimony of s the boy's mother that lie has been the n trouble of her life. She says that pre- I vious to his birth she was strangely c fascinated with the operation of slaugh tering cattle, and, her husband being a butcher, she'frequently repaired to the slaughterhouse, and even would assist tl him at his butcher work. The boy Jessie was a born butcher. His delight when a child was to cut nmeat with a knife. He would stick pins ill other children, and in many ways exhibit 1 intense pleasure in performing the most fiendish acts of cruelty. I The character of the boy murderer is s engaging the attention of the leading physicians of Boston, not for the pur pose of seeking circumstances and phy siological conditions palliative of his s crime, for the death penalty extended to such a boy would be nmerc to hnim and his, but in the interests of human physiological science, showing how filr the previous impressions of a mother e may influenee the character of her d child. It is a case of sad human do pravity, that of a child born with the S mark of Cain upon his brow, living v under a strange intluence of murder mania.--V. 0. i '2i6blhieaw. PATRIOTIC AND) SENSIIILE. " We learn by letter fromn a prolinent s gcetleman of Terrebonne, that the t 1Vhito Leaguers, D)emlorats, Liberals i and reformers of that parish have bur- I' ried the hatchet in the grave of forgotten c trifles. having counted themselves f and counted their enemies, they are I energetically making ready for the I work of the campaign. C With this object in view a convention t will be held on the 17th proximo for the I purpose of electing delegates to repro sent that parish ill the State Convention I called by the Democratic Central Coirl mittce, to be held here on the fourth t Monday in August. Now let every parish in the State a follow the splendid example of Terre- I boune and there will lie no cause for division. Let the white men through- I out the Slate accept as the initial mnove nicnt, and simply for the purpose of a aissembling together in convention, the r relpresentatives of the intelligence, pro perty :tiid virtue of Louisiana, tile call of the D)emocratic Central Committee. I There is nothing in the address of that.I body but what every white citizen and t property holder can fully endorse. Thenll once in convention, and after 1 cotnference, if the delegates deiem it the I part of wisdom and policy to adopt some other name than the Iemocracy I under which to conduct the campaign, there will be no obstacle or objection to such action on the part of the Conven tion.-N-. O. 1ullhtfi. IIOW TO USE PARIS UREEN. The following directions for tihe use of Paris green to destroy the caterpillar have been handed us from an old platn ter, who has used it successfully: have barrels of water placed at con vcnient points in the filid--about two i barrels to thie acre. Put hallf a pound of the Paris green into each barrel, and fill with water, keeping well stirred before using. The best plan is to test Stile strength lby experiment, beginniong Swith a mixture strong enough to turn tyme leaves of the plunt, anti gradually r lucing it to the desired strength. A great deal will idependl upon tlhe quality of th c article, antd care should therefore le tak'cn in purlcha.sing it, as it is liable to )be iuchl adulterated. After gctting a mixture of the desired strength put a man oni a muule :and give himi a go(l watering Ist fillei from the barrell. Sprinkle t(he plant then carefully and as soon as the water evap- 84 orates the Paris green can be easily rec ognized in light blue spots on leaves, and if not too much adulterated is war ranted to kill all the worms on the cot- se ton in twelve hours. th The best time to apply it is just be- ba fore or just after the young caterpillars w show themselves on the leaves and I while there is no dow on the cotton. b One application will suffice for one crop sti of worms.-2V. . 3ulletin. at cl1 THE COTTON CATERPILLAR. lo pi The Albany, Ga., News of 23d ult. fu has startling news from the cotton fields, A being no less than the appearnnce on 13 several places of the cotton caterpillar, ti in large numbers. The fly had been Iu heard of already in many other locali ties, but this was the first reliable an- he nlounelient of the dreaded destroyer's st, appearance. Last year, says the News, Ai the alarm was a little earlier, but the aln crop was also earlier. sn The Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer, coin- rn inenting on the New's announemnnt, all presumes that this is whlt is termed fi , the second crop or brood of caterpillars; sh the third brood being the one that Pa comes in a few weeks after tile second, ri and in such inmmense numbers as to do- Icy stroy the growing cotton. Si in connection with this important all subject the Albany, (Ca., News of the til 25th, mpublishes the following, which A will be read with interest by all plan- a ters: : "Judge P. A. Vason has beenl study- sh ing the nature and habits of the cotton all caterpillar, and thinks by the co-opera- um tion of the planters its ravages may, in a of great degree, be Irovented. pr "llesays that there are three crops of tu the caterpillar annually, succeeding dia each other with an interval of about let six weeks. The first crop does little or at no damage, except by producing be another and larger crop. This second in crop is not very destructive, but repro- tit luces so abundantly as to scatter mil- be lions of the third crop throughout the foi land. an "The third crop came on last year in th the early part of August, and from dr Mitchel county north,between the Flint fro and Cattahoochee, covered the country, b3 the moth flying from fifty to sixty w miles. ON "The remedy he suggests is, for the of planters all to destroy the first and ti second crops with Paris green, or other iii poison, wherever they may be found, in here and there, webbing in the fields. um lie thinks that this may be done at a of small outlay for the poison; whereas, if ci the planter wait for the third crop, the tli cost of the poison and the work of dis- re tributing it are very he:avy. g "Tihe suggestion is at least worthy of li consideration, and we think it advisa- to ble for the Grangers to think about and discuss it, and if the idea be deemed a good one, adopt means to test its virtue." TIHE INDIANA DEMOCRACY. in tlo In their great State Convention lately 91 held, the Indiana Democracy marred a platform of noble adherence to the D sound and fundamnental principles of si the party with some damaging and ti misplaced buncolmbe on the currency m question. It is singular that such finan- o cial dross could have been given forth p1 from tile same intellectual imlns that t produced ingots of gold upon local self- of government, free trade, a perfect appre- ti clation of the crimes and blunders of the IRadical Government, a full compre- f, hension of the shame of the Louisiana H outrage, a denunciation of the Civil tr Iights bill as an "atrocious measure," "viewed with abhorrence" and notto be il tolerated by a free people, and all the j other points of opinion and doctrine upon which the old-timle and long-dis located Dl)emocracy, North, South, East p and 1Vest, are reuniting for tihe redemp- r tion of the nearly lost autonomy of the n country. Yet this Convention, sound l and ardent on all the conservative a questions of the day, have in their platfornm-picture of gold interpolated a siinplaster currenc'y heresy as foreign a to I)cmni(5'ratic pIrincil.(s andl usages as it is inimical to the I',st intcrests of thev country. We can hardly resist the idea that tlhis blunder was fallhnu into with the hope of taking sonic bad wind out of the sails of Senator Morton. It was at great mistake in tile Convention to try s to lower itself to the level of a |Radical blunder. The )Democracy of Indiana t mnusttake measures to arrestthe blunder and thus perfect an otherwise admira ble platform of princilles. Gov. lien dricks, who presided over the conven tion, fell into no such heresy, and in his speech repudiated thle IRepublican doctrine atnd practice of inflation. The convention itself, as if felt some twinge of remorse for its departure from the traditional doctrine of sound currency, adopted this plank in its platform: ,,Vc are in favor of a return to specie payments as soon as the business inter .ests of the country will permit." This is well as far as it goes, but it is putting off its sins for a death-bed re pcntance. Morton, Logan & Co. have I p chosen irrledeemable shinplasters as the shaky foundation of their platform. ()ur Indliana friends siIould not have Sbegrudged them a plank on it, and will Slive to sye their mistake in losing the courage of their sound Dlemocratic 1 oplinions. It is a mistake to attempt to a attempt to steal bad thunder from so o destlrate a politician as Senator Indi II ana Mortoin.-Mlobil JIC'isec,. SCENES AT THE NEW YORK BATH N HOUSES. t In the evening on woman's day the N scene is most singular and enlivening, e the bath being brightly lighted with t gas jets that flare and flash upon the waters and gay Jackets of the bathers. C Every variety of color and material has O been brought into requisition for the stipulated costumes; calicoes, striped I and flowered ; bed ticking, ginghams, checked and plaided; and flannels, yel- t low, red and blue, some cut bag and pillow case fashion, and others grace fully fitted, scolloped and trimmed. t Amusing transformations are constant ly occuring as the fair bathers enter 8 their dressing rooms in all the glory of a hoops and flounces, chignons and float- 0 ing curls, emerging therefrom sans s hoops, sans hair, sans so much that con- a stitutes the feminine toilets of to-day. e And after the first splash-what Itobes n and what Venuseu, what quaking mans- Ii ses of solidity, what shaking anato- $ mies are revealed! [ere a wispof hair e and a pair of skinny arms; there a rosy face, long tresses, and shining snoWy shoulders tlash through the waters. Peals of laughter and shrill screams ring through the air, and the bathers, lean and plump are together happy, p save a few that shiver, with blue lips a and woeful faces, on the steps or clutch c the ropes in Ithe desperation of fear. a Amnong the regular habitues of the lbath o a magniliceent blonde is noticeable; of a noble figure and commanding carriage, p she mnoves queen-like in all her motions tl amnid the throng, and swims with easy, I undulating grace. A dark-eyed witch d of about eighteen, plays all manner of e pranks under the water and above, tl turning suumornsaults, diving, floating, I disappearing, and reappearing when a least expected, and is, in fact, as much y at home in one element as the other, g being the acknowledged best swimmer b in the bath, where scores are adepts in It the art. The striking contrast presented tl between the grimed faces and drooping q forms of the ingoing tide and the clean u and radiant faces and elastic tread of J the outgoing title of women and chil dren, speaks volumes in favor of the free baths. In a city compassed about by noble rivers and sea air, and teeming with wealth, every inhabitant, how ever obscure, should have the privilege of bathing in the rivers and breathing I the sea air in safety. The baths should I increase in number year by year to I meet the needs of the hitherto "great unwashed," until that epithet is a term of the past or no longer known. If the a city government should borrow one of the precepts of the Mohammn dan a religion, which makes cleanliness obli- I gatory, and furnish the means to the means of the lower classes, we shall I take a long stride in the path of reform. I AN ABLE PAPER. We find the following brief address in the Opelousas Courier, from the Opo. lousas Democratic Club: 7b the Demoocratic vOLerws (f IStl. Lawdry : The time for action on the part of the Democratic party has come. Its mis sion of to-day is to overthrow and crush the present ltadical Itepublican govern ment of Louisiana, installed into power against the expressed will of the peo pie; and that of to-mnorrow is to wrest the national government fromt the grasp of tie parent of the Louisiana Isurpa-I tion. Its work will not be complete, relief for the oppressed piople of this State will not be permanent, unless the whole mission be accotmplished. WVith the Federal government in the hands of Riadical .itelublianism, a Democratic State rule can only offer palliatives for our woes. There is no oilher than the Democratic party to bring about these much dlesired results, as there is no other having a nationllt organizrationi. Let inot D)elno crats hI distracted by the formation of other parties. Let them, whileenc'our aging opplosition to tue Republican l,arty front every quarter, earnestly re colnrnl.ltl that under the )Democratic name and banner the war shall be waged. \Vhcte tlhe ctommonl enonmy shall have been destroyed, then other issles I:may be raised. 'lThe action of the party cannot he effective without a thorough organiza tion. 'i'lho members thereof tmlust know and feel confiden(ce In each other. They must throw together the weight of their combined inltuene(ts in carrying out the itmeasures of the party. To do this, we suggest the formation of clubs throughout the whole parish, the suibscribing by every ltemnlber of Seach club of fundartental obligations similar to those of the I )peloustts DI)eal ocratic C:lub. CImmecliate action in thist work of organization is of the utmost imlnor tance to the lparty, in order both to in duce )ernocrats not to give up their c afhiliation with the I)emtoc.ratic party for otlter organizations independent thereof, ald to insure a prop)er expreson s 5ion of the wishles of the l)etnocracy of St. Landry in the State Democratic e Convention, called to assemrble in Newi c Orleans on thie ith iIMonday of August next. iFORREEST IN TIE bILtlitER'N llHANIS. SThe MIolbile Register tells the follow Sing story: SIt is said tlhat Forroest went into a ibarber slol, on'iroadway to Ite shaved. 'Ehie 'olor'tl genittieitat WIlho officiated was voluble. Forrest was in ' godi humor and disposed to be talikatUv At last it came out that the gentleman who was being shaved was Claped Qe eral Forrest, whereupon theeolor"dges tleman wanted to know Whe was uha, ing the honor to shave Genedrl -biJse of the late OonAbderate eavaly.- Geap eral Forrest mildly assented, Whew upon the barber eraked that weas glad to make the ' e aic j won - tance, as his brother was a sodldir dt the federal army. "Where' i year brother?" asked the (enmmal. 'H was killed at Fort Pillow I" answered the barber. Silently and gently as the kfl of the snow-flake--bat accurately and. wtth"t out hesitation-the General alid teen beneath the rasor of that arber, and gained his feet, and with his bNo bare as to one side and lathered as to the" other, remarked: "You can't abave me this morning!" A friend who met him a moment later remarked the la. gular apperanee of his thee. The Qen oral merely observed : I like to have half of my face shaved at a time." TUE WHEAT CROP. The accounts from the winter wheat producing regions of Kansas, Missouri and Illinois continue to be of the most cheering character. It was aue; all along that an exceptionally good erop of wheat would be secure, but it was not -nown that the weather would prove so propitious as it has, ripening the wheat evenly and thoroughly. Harvesting weather is all that could be desired, and we presume that seven.. eighths of all the winter wheat grown ish the United States is now safely in stack. Along the line of the Missouri Pacific and Atlantic and Pacific Railways the yield of wheat is enormous. In a sine gle county it is estimated there will be a million bushels to ship, and very large surpluses will exist in each coun ty. All unite in saying, also, that the quality is as good as the quanity i unprecedented. --S. Loads Democrat, July l1sf. COFEE COLNERED. [From the Boaton Transeript. The remarkable rise in the ;price of coffee, in the face of the abolition of the tariff on that article, now turns out to I have been the result of a vast specula ) tive combination, having its centre Il t Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg. a From these cities the most eleborate 3 and ingenious calculations were circ f lated,alleging short crops and increased a consumption. Meanwhile the ring kept on buying and holding for high 3 prices. Late reports are to the eflBot I that 800,000 bags are stowed at An tworp, with more to arrive, and that the yield everywhere the present year will be enormous. Hosts of the speca Inator are already ruined, having stak ed their entire capital on the risk. LOUISIANA GRANGERS. Orleans Orange No. 23, at their last regular meeting on last Tuesday,adopt ed resolutions denunciatory of the pres ent system of establishing mercantile agencies in the Interest of the pro ducers, and proplsing the formation of a co-operative association,under the Im (lldiate control of the farmer, through ,aid officers to manage the agency, irofits over and above expenses of management to revert to the mem bers. COTTON STATISTICSTIN. Nx:w OuarEA Ns, July 2.-Misslsslppl reports fifty-four counties, with seven r pe cent. average. Crop two weeks bes hind. Louisiana reports twenty-six c parishes, with a decrease of twenty per [1 cent. Arkansas reports a falling off a of twenty-five per cent.; Alabama has a decrease of sixteen per cent.; North * Carolina, a decrease of nineteen per r- cent.; Houth Carolina, seventeep per u cent.; Georgia thirty per cent.; Florida, four per cent. ic - 1e GRANT'S UILLIES. y - :r Let us he thankful that there wasn't a single Northern Senator who voted for se the confirmation of Shepherd. Most of - those who did, belong to a gang of ras W cally carpet-baggers. The reputation Y of all but one has been tainted for years. fl Jow does the lroesident like his chamn g pions? Are these the men whose voices should be heard in the executive coun n cils?--C'incinn7li Gazette, Rep. f An old planter, whose residence is in 's this county, but who has planting in ter(dts in Louislana,says that the worms were never known to destroy the cotton 'f crop in any year when a comet was - visible. lie also says that the cotton - worms were never known to destroy ir the crol, in any year when the grass Y worms were plentiful, and that he it never know grass worms to be more ' plentiful, than this year. - Nafdoe :w In the visit which Vice Presldent it Wilson paid to Washington recently, he sald he had no idea what motive could have inspired the instigator of S. the story that he intended reslgning the Vice Presldency, as he never by " word of his gave any one reason to attribute to him such a desire. d. Temnyson and Walt Whitman are id both afflicted with the rheumatilsm.