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5 fpi(j & $hromric. HPKCIMEN COPIES he Chkoxicli mailed frM to ny ddrtf OB Ki'VhIi"Ii. Kales of tdverllntna; in Wtntkly. Ten linu. or leu, iolid. to eonltllute a iquar. a SrACt. 1 vjuareji 2 5iunre j 3 Square? : 4 Squares 55qiurtt0 1 1 V) 4 80 5 50 It 00 If 00 3 (10 4 SO 6 M 7 60 f. 5u 00 8 to 10 5(1 ID 50 2.1 50 30 00 27 00 37 fl) 45 00 53 50 H 50 14 1 14 SO 15 00 28 00 1 1 00 14 ou; W 50 HANGMAN'S DAY. Ezerntlon of Webb and Berry nnil llnnryrntt. We have now ready a large edition, in convenient form, of the Chronicle Extra, containing a full report of the execution of Webb and Berry and Honeycutt, un Friday last, and also containing the statements made by each, as furnished by our own report ers. Copies may be had at our counter, or they will be sent by mail. Price 5 cents. PENCILETTES. Greene county turns out pretty well only 2,783 dogs. Mr. Geo. L. Tucker, of Rhea county, hays rain or no rain he's bound to raise 10000 bushels of com this season. Gen. A. E. Jackson, in upper East Tennessee, had a corn crib burned last week with a large quantity of oats. Wesley Lane, a young lawyer at Loudon, accidentally thot himself in the leg, Sunday night and it is said to lie a very serious wound. A negro was terribly mutilated in Uuiou county last week by a threshing machine. This makes only four such accidents recorded in this issue. J. E. Baily, of Clarksville, Tenn., addresses the citizens of Maryville and vicinity on the 23rd iust., on the sub ject : " The Agricultural and Mineral .Resources of Tennessee." At Kogersvillo Junction, on Friday morning, a white man named Joe Gur thrie struck a negro named Cal Arnold over the head with a piece of scantling, and it is thought Arnold will not sur vive from the ell'ects of the blow. Alexander McFarland, of Grainger county, had his arm broken and re ceived other injuries by a thresher the other day. Another man, a few days before, had his clothes ail torn olHiy a thresher. The cotton factory at Union wil open about the 1st September. There is a large tobacco factory In connec tion with the factory. A fine lot of the weed was shipped South went I v. Greeneville Intelligencer. The Herald and Tribune gives nn item from which we gather that John Ctiil', of Munk's district, in that coun ty, had the flesh torn from his arm last week by a thresher. The arm was am putated and the man died last Tues day. A citizen of Loudon has discovered about two feet under ground a lead pipe. He is still digging and develop ing a continuous line of lead pipe, aud the "oldest inhabitant " has been in terviewed on the subject and oau't give any information about it. It is laid to the Mound builders. A man sent another man after tobac co yesterday with the following in structions: "Now, you getanickle's worth at one store and another nickle's worth at auother store, aud by that means you will get more than if you buy the whole ten cents wortli at one place." FLATW00DS ITEMS. High Ncbool at Pleannut Hill t raps, Ac, A c. To the Editors of the Chronicle: The great prospects of a good corn crop throughout the Flatwoods, and not only in this vicinity, but all over the county of Knox, and others, are liking the people up greatly In the scales of prosperity. The season this year, however, is not so favorable in regard to wheat crops, but it is filling the deficiency in the corn crops. More com will be raised in Knox county this year than has been produced in many years. The High School at Pleasant Hill, located in the ltith Civil District of Knox connty, three miles west of Strawberry Plains, will be opened about the 1st of September, 1875, and continue ten mouths. As to the teachers, it is not known whom the Directors will employ, but thero is no doubt but they will employ competent and reliable teachers. This school is to be a ten months Peabody Graded Free School, open for students from abroad who may wish to attend as well as those at home. The house Is a grand and magnificent structure, situ ated in a nice and beautiful grove about one hundred yards east of the church. I will say for the convenience of those who may wish to attend our school from a distance that houses will be prepared for students who may wish to board themselves. Tuition cheap. Board can be had at private houses, in cluding washing, for 1.75 per week. These are cheap inducements for those desiring an education, and we hope when the school opens to see students flocking In from all parts of this and adjoining counties. Students need not fear but they will be met with thank, fulness and very explicit hespitality. Come along young men and young ladies and seek an education. J. F. Wilson. August 11, 1875. Tbos. . Boyd. . The Hanncr of Friday morning sayB: Major Prosser arrived here ves- terday from Knoxville. The purpose of his visit here Is to Investigate into the health of Thog. (1. Boyd, whose menus are making etlor s to have h m pardoned out (of the penitentiary, the authorities at Washington, having re ferred the petitions in his favor to the United States District Attorney at STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION. The Steamer Hugh Martin a Total Wreck. Four Killed and Twelve Seriously Wounded. From Daily Chronicle Augurt 17 Washington, Biiea County, Tenn., August 10th, 1875. 8jp-iI DlNpnlph to Ihe 1'hronlrle : The steamer Hugh Martin exploded Saturday about 4:45 p. m , when start ing from the upper Washington Land ing ou the Tennessee river, one mile from here. The front part of the boat is a total ruin. The rear part is not hurt. Capt. Jacob FritU hi thought to have been blown in the air, and fell in the river. He has not.beeu found. Eli L. Abbot, oged about seventeen, a pas senger from Knox couuty, is missing. No others certainly missing. One deck hand not found, who perhaps got;ofl'at a previous station. Wm.Hood, of Kingstou, tbe.lmate, was somewhat burned, had his head cut, and his leg broken. John Heusou, the pilot, was severely bruised and lias gone home. Edward Mead, of the Cincin nati Southern raillway survey, was blown from the cabin deck aud fell on the bank severely bruised and his head cut, but was walking when found, aud will be well soon. L. D. Pulsion, of Itutherford county, was slightly bruised. Mr. Graves, wife and sister, of Iowa, were sliirht- ly burned. Henry FritU and several others were slightly injured. Six col ored deck hands were severely injured, viz : Isaac Brown, Montgomery, Ala., broken leg; Ben. Hightower, Dalton, dangerously injured internally, proba bly fatally ; John Black, Kingston, bruised and leg burned ; Ben. Sud daeth, Boaue county, has a thigh broken; Thomas Weaver, Knoxville, has a leg broken; Daniel li i ins, of Chattanooga, is severely bruised. Two colored women were slightly burned and bruised. Oliver Henry, son of Win. II. Heury, Esq., owner of the landing, who was stand ing on the bank, was killed by flying fragments. The wounded are doing I let ter than at lirst expected. All the se riouscases have been removed to Wash ington, and the citizens and physicians are giving' 'liem kind attention. C'lun. Seymour, of Knoxville, and myself w. re nn bank. We were surroun ded by l In- falling fragments. He was touched, but. neither of us were Injur ed. C. D. McG. l'rttiu our Own ICcfiorlfr. Yehteiil iy morning our city was .hrowu ii.tocousternatitm by receiv ing the news of tlie explosion of the boiler of thesteamer Hugh Martin, on the Teuuessee ltiver. The first news was that it occurred between Lomlou and Kingston, aud that all on board, with tile exception of Henry Fritts, the clerk, had beed killed. The next report was that it occurred between Kingstou aud Kockwood Landing, aud that ouly one person was killed, and other conflicting reports were re ceived, but nothing of a definite na ture, all however, agreeing that the ex plosion certainly took place aud that the boat was a total wreck. A dispatch was received by Mr. S. B. Luttrell con firming the news, but not giving any particulars. Auother dispatch was received that the City of Knoxville would not be in Knoxville on time, as it had to go to the scene of the disas ter. To get the full aud correct particu lars a reporter of the Chronicle took the morning train witli directions to go to Loudon, aud if the particulars could not be obtained there to go to such point where they could be ob tained. Arriving at Loudon we found ONE OF THE SURVIVOItS As well as several parties who had in terviewed others of the survivors of the ill-fated boat, and from them he gathered the following particulars : THE STEAMER HUGH MARTIN Whs built at Kingston, by a gentle man whose name she bears, in the year 1809 or 1870, aud was supplied with the machinery and boilers of the old "Cherokee," which was built either In the year 1SG3 or 1SG0. Thare is a difference of opinion ou the sub ject. Mr. Iiufus Allison, uu old river man, Informed us that the Cherokee was built in the year 1800, and that the machinery aud boiler was right new, while others again claim that the Cherokee was a " war boat," aud was probably built at Chattanooga in the year 1863, by the Federal authorities, and that the machinery was old at the time. Be that as it may. it is consid ered that it is the oldest boiler on the river. Notwithstanding this it PASSED INSPECTIONS Either In January or February last. After Capt. Jake Fritts had bought the boat and repaired and refitted it, after the last spring freshet, we understand it was again Inspected. It will be re membered the Hugh Martin was built by Mr. Hugh Martin for a packet boat, he having bound himself ut the time to run her or see that she was run as regular packet between Loudon aud Kingstou for five years. In that time she changed hands several times, and the last owners of the boat before Capt. Fritts purchased her were Uriah aud Kobert Allison, who had the mail con tracts from Loudon to Kockwood. During the last freshet they were compelled to run close to the bank in order to avoid the heavy drift, and one day they ran aground while the river was falling, aud all efforts to loosen her proved of no avail and she WAS LEFT ON DRY GROUND. The Allison boys being compelled to make their mails effected a trade with Capt. Fritts, who then owned the Em ory City, which boat is now used as t'te regular packet from Loudon to Kockwood. Capt. Fritts took the Hugh Martin and made apparently new boat outof her, after which as above stated he had her Inspected be fore entering the trade airain. It is saiu mat me IIOILERS WERE FAULTY, And too old for use, but according to Mr. Hufns Allison's account they had not been used more than nine or teu years, while the boilers Bre generally considered safe for twelve years. And then Capt. Jake Fritts was a thorough river man, and it Is not iiktly that he would have risked ids own or the lives of his crew on any bout unless he had been thoroughly sati-tied that the boil ers and everytliingaboiitthe boat weie safe. Again, some will charge that it is attrihtahle to the NEOLIOENCE OF THE ENOINEKR, But he reports that a few minutes he fore the explosion he had only 110 pounds of steam, aud plenty of water, and hence can not account for the ac cident. He has been on the river a number of years, and for several years has hnd engineers' license. Captain Fritts, himself, understood how to run an engine, and was a good pilot, hav ing license for either position, hence did not employ but one pilot and one engineer, relieving them occasionally. The engineer was a sober man, and we have never heard of him being drunk. Indeed, Captain Fritts would not em ploy a man whom he did not know to be perfectly sober. We understand that Capt. Sam. Harris, the STATE INSPECTOR OF HOILEK8, Has been sent for, and will examine into the wholo matter. In the mean time the cause of the explosion will remain a mystery, if indeed it is then unraveled. WHEN AND WHERE IT TOOK PLACE. The explosion took place at the Washington Landing, on the Tennes see ltiver. about half way between. Chattanooga and Kiugston. The City of Kuoxville hail transferred herdown river cargo to the Hugh Martin at Kingston, and that boat was ou its way to Chattanooga. They had landed at Washington Lauding, and were about ready to leave, when the Captain noticed a col ored man approaching with a bucket of water. He told him to hurry up aud get aboard, as they were ready to Htart, aud with that he started to wards the pilot house IN HIS SHIRT SLEEVES, And it whs thought that he was about between the two smoke-stacks when the explosion took place. He whs never found again, although a thor ough search has been made. Up to t he latest news no discovery was made. His watch was found on the bank, but it was, In all probability, in his cabin with his coat and vest. The ferryman says lhtt he saw u mau (lOINO UP IN THE AIR With his anus outstretched until he appeared as sniuli as a bird, but could not tell where he landed when he came down, as lie was so much excited and fragments of the boat were falling all around tliata man won). I naturally look more after him self than any one else. THE KILLED AND WOUNDED. Only three are known to be killed, Capt. Jake Fritts, a colored man and a hoy standing on the wharf. A survey or of the Cincinuatti Southern was supposed to be killed, but he was after wards found, having been blown out of his berth on the bank. Heury Fritts, the clerk, was blown into the river and had his shoulder seriously Injured. John Henson, pilot, was lying in his berth asleep, and was blown 30 feet In to the river, and was badly hurt. His matron was Wm. Hood. The mate was blown out into the river and had his leg broke, and a serious gash about the head. One of his eyes is thought to be out. Capt. Joseph Smith, from Kingston, was blown out of his berth and lodged against the hog-chain over the engine room. Seven or eight deck passengers and hands were severely in juredprincipally broken legs and arms. Mr. Graves, his wife aud sister, on their way to Iowa, were back in the ladies' department aud consequently sustained no injuries of consequence little shocked. The engineer was in the engine room and received no se rious injuries, being protected by the freight. THE WOUNDED Were at ouce provided for. Those liv ing in the neighborhood of Kingston, and who could be removed, were taken to their Homes by the It. ii. Dishop, which arrived at the scene shortly af ter, aud the others were removed to Washington Court House, a mile from the lauding, aud the Court Houe was turned into a hospital. Physicians were at ouce called in, aud all gut atten tion as soon as possible. THE WRECK. The entire forepart of the boat is a total wreck, and the boat broke in the middle and sunk in about four feet of water. The back part of the boat is not torn up so, the freight being piled up between the uoner and tne ontriue room saved the engineer and that end of the boat, as well as the ladies in the cabin, who who were right over the engine room. THE FREIGHT Consisted of 400 sacks of corn, 130 sacks of flour, 500 or GOO bushels of wheat, aud a large quantity or miscellaneous freight, much of which had heeu trans ferred from the city of Knoxville, which boat we understand is respon sible for the same. HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED. A courier at once started for Kings ton ou horseback and arrived there Sunday evening at 3 o'clock, where the sad news was told to Capt. Fritts' wife and his other relatives. His wife we understand is nearly bereft of reas on from the effects of the shock. The City of Kuoxville having left, Captain Wiley Fritts took a horse aud overtook the steamer at Bogard's Shoals, seven miles from Loudon, which at once returned to the scene of the disaster. THE I.IKE NEVER KNOWN. This, we understand, is the first ac cident cf the klud that hag ever occur red on the Tennessee Klver, at least this side of the Muscle Shoals, and the details, winch can not be fully describ ed, are the most horrible ever known in this community. We have talked with a number of river men, aud not one can remember of an accident of the kind, and doubtless all will agree In hoping that the like will never occur again. SOLDIERS' RE-UNION. Calamine Meeting Ml Jneooro', Ten nnirr. Pursuant to a call of the chairman, the Executive Committee of the East Tennessee Federal Soldier Social Be- union Society, consisting of Col. T. H. Beeves, chairman, Col. John K. Miller, Col. John B. Minnls, Captain Wm. Utile, Chaplain John P. Holt singer and Lieutenant A. B. Wilson, Secretaiy, met at Joncsboio', on Tues day, Aiigu-t 10th, 1875, when a quor um being present the following busi ness Was transacted : Col. J. ,. Thornhuiuh whs appoint ed Chief Marshal lor the Be-uniou at Greeneville, I enn., on Tuesday, Octo ber 12fh, with authority to appoint one or dnore assistants from each county In East Tennessee. General John A. Logan, of Illinois, was seemed as Orator of the Day. The chairman was authorized and requested to invite General Sherman, General W. S. Hancock and General A. E. Burnside to honor the society with their presence; aud a cordial invitation Is hereby extended to all other ofllcers and soldiers, Federol or Confederate, to attend the first social re-union or the Federal soldiers of East Tennessee. The chairmen of the Couuty Execu tive Committees heretofore anpoiuted are expected at once to appoint two ef- ucieui assistants, and proceed to en roll all Federal soldiers in their respec tive c unities who may desire to be come members of thesoclety, taking their names, rank, company, regiment aud postofllco address and forward the same to Lieut. A. B. Wilson, Secretary of the Society at Greeneville, Tenn. Tills information will undoubtedly be of special interest and value to all sol diers iu view of anticipated legislation touching t lie i qualtzatlon of houuties Land Wan ants. Pensions. &c. and should be pr ptly given. L-api. John juel'ov, Capt. It. C. Car ter, Capt. John W. Ellis, Capt. L. W. Mcluturh" and Lieut. L. W. Tipton, were appointed a committee ou ai rangements, to provide grounds and make all nece-sary local arrangements for the occasion. Gen. J. T. Wilder, of Chattanooga, Gen. Joseph A. Cooper, of Kuoxville, Col. S. K. X. Pattou, of Washington and Col. li. It. Butler, of Johnson, were appointed a committee on recep tion, to which whs added t lie " John son Guards" of Greeneville, Teune see. The Dickinson Guards, O'Conner Zouaves, of Knoxville, and all other Military organizations in Flaat Tennes see are invited to attend the re-union, armed and equipped in full uniform, if they can conveniently do so on that occasion. Come one! come all!! Excursion rates will lie secured over the different railroads to all attending the re-union. The Society will be called to order by the President promptly at 10 o'clock A. M., for permanent organization. Dinner ut 12 . v. The address by the orator of the day will begin at 1 o'clock p. M. The Committee then adjourned sub ject to a call of the Chairman. fiy order oft lie Committee; T. H. Beeves, Chairman. Ill the Public. We have this day sold out our stock of goods and auction aud commission business to Mr. E. A. Akers, with whom we have beeu connected in the auction business for years, and we take pleasure In recommending him as iu every way worthy the patronage of the public. And lu retiring from said bus iness, we thank the citizens of Knox ville for their liberal patronage iu the past, and hope the same patronage giv en us will be extended to Mr. Akers, our successor. McCallum & Co. July 10th, 1875. To Id J Friend-, Old nil Mew. As will be seen from the above card. I have this day purchased the entire stojk in trade, &c, of Messrs. McCal lum & Co. It is my purpose to pros ecute the auction aud commission bus iness at the old stand, so well known to the public. To those who best know me, I trust that I need make no prom ises as to my course iu the future, now that I have assumed the sole direction and management of the business. To all others, I will simply say that the business entrusted to me will be at tended to with all the diligence, ener gy and fidelity which I can command, after an experience of more than twenty years, l hanking a generous public for past favors, 1 respectfully so licit a continuance of their patronage. V11I4W-U A. AKERS. A Itelic or the Punt. Capt. Nicholson brought to town considerable of a curiosity in the shape of a small image or idol, which seemed to be formed out of red clay and hard ened in some manner. It represented a human face aud form in a kneeliug posture, with the turbaud head bowed as if in prayer. Ou the back, which is somewhat " humped up," an aperture in the shape and size of a pipe bowl, with auother small aperture at right angle to the larger one. The Captain explains that the image was probably used as an idol for worship by the mound builders or some pie-historic race, as the Indians are not known to have had idols. The mortice iu the back of the figure was used, it is sup posed to buru incense, This pre-Lis-torlo relio was plowed up theotherday in oue of Capt. Nicholson's fields, which had beeu considerably washed by the flood of last spring. It has been deposited with Mr. J. M. Denning, aud will add not a little to his already interesting collection of Indian relics. Kingston East l'cimesscean. We are indebted to our friend Will. Moore, of Kingston, for a photograph of the above described deity, which can be seen at our olllce any time. Uold II a lit era. We learu that several companies of miners are now at work lu the Coker Creek gold region, at the head of one Is that old gold hunter. Austin Frv. The Coker Creek gold fields have been worked, more or less, for a hair cen tury, but without any marked success. There is plenty of the precious metal there, but it will never be fully Ue veloped without the use of capital and the proper machinery. Atficnt J'ost, SUDDEN DEATH. Another Vlrtlm of Ihe "UIiim." From tht Sail Chronicle Aug. IT Another example of the evils of In temperance was again brought to light yesterday. A young man by the name of Hiram Bowman, was found dead lu his room at the Central House yester day evening at supper time. The facts, as near as we can learn them, are aa follows : Hiram Bow man, about -4 or 2- years old, came to the city Friday morning, from Johnson City, where" he resides, to attend the hanging of John Webb. He slopped most of his time at the Central House. On Sunday at supper time Mr. Flauders, the proprietor of the house, sent a ser vant to his (BowmauV) room to call him to meal. The servant found him luastuper, from the ell'ects of whis ky, and was unable to awake him. Af ter some fruitless attempts to awake him Dr. Morgan was called In, who, with careful attention, soon revived him somewhat, but ex Dressed but lit tle hopes of his recovery. The Doctor remained witn nun until 2 o'clock Monday morning, at which time he was much better. Duritnr vesterdav he refused some soun which he wiis advised to take by his physician, aud later in the day he refused the medi cine prescribed by Dr. Morgan, saying he thought he did not need any. About supper time some one called at his room, and found him seated in a chair, his head resting on his breast, mis uaniM ciaspeo lying on Ills Kuees, DEAD. It was immediately made known. and a jury was summoned by Coroner Bose, which, after hearing some testi mony, gave a verdict that he came to his death from alcoholic poison. i nn corpse was taken In charge by the Young Men's Christian Associa tion, he having no relations here, and It was expected to send it to Johnson City on this morning's "rat." The young men is a son of Daniel Bowman, who is the patentee of the Patent Mill Burr Dresi, and who died about three years ago, leaving his son about $75,000, for which he had sold his patent. Since that time the young man has been drinking heavily. He was married to a lady of Johnson Citv about two years ago, but who left him some time since. He leaves a mother and siHter. at Johnson City, who were notified of his sudden death, and to whom we tender neartlelt sympathy. EDUCATIONAL I he T m lim' Inslliiile tit Morrimown Morkistown, Tenn., Aug. 14, '75. To the Editor of the Chronicle: The F'ast Tennessee Teachers' Ins'I tuteaud County Superintendents' Con vention closed itslahors here lostuieht. after a successful session of two days. state superintendent Trousdale was not able to lie present. The entire management of the meeting was there fore thrown into the hands of Prors. Presnell aud Sharp, whom he had ap pointed to assist him. An organiza tion was effected on Thursday morn ing, by the electiou of Supt. 11. M. Sherwood, of Hamblen countv. as President, and Supt. T. C. Kanis, of Knox, as Secretary. Miss M. S. Slem ons, of the Kuoxville schools, was ap pointed Critic. The foreuoon was devoted to class drill, conducted by Prof. Butler of Knoxville, Supt. Presnell of Washing ton, Prof. A. W. Wilson of Kogers ville, aud W. P. Hastings of Mary ville. The subjects presented were reading, arithmetic, English grammar, and the vocal elements. The afternoon was spent in general discussion. The subjects discussed were: "Primary Instruction." "Gra ded Schools,'' and "School Govern- meut." The nikdit exercises consisted of popular addresses. Bev.W. B. Bankin, of Greeneville, gave a history of Public Schools in Tennessee; Prof. Sharp treated oi natural methods or instruc tion, aud Prof. John Collins of the duties and responsibilities of the teach er. The exercises for yesterday were of a similar character of those of the day oeiore. Bupt. w. jj. t'ate, oi lirailley county, was appointed critic. Supt. rresneii conducted a class in Arithme tic ; Prof, Butler a class iu HiHtory anu itoi. j. a. uamnrer. or JUorris- towu, n class iu English Grammar. in tne afternoon 1'ror. Sliarn heard Geography and the Question box was opened, l'rof. John Collius presented tne subject or elementary drawing. The subjects of Public vs. Private Schools, aud amendments to the School 1iBW were also discussed. The night exercise's consisted of able addresses by Dr. J. F. B. Mays, of Kuoxville, aud Dr. David Sullins, of Bristol the former having for his sub ject the Subject-matter of Study, aud the latter the JJuties of the Teacher, Miss Laura lieed and Miss Jessie Brown, of Morristown, and MissM. E. Jackson, of the Knoxville schools, en tertained the Institute with some very excellent music during its sessions. Ihe number or teachers and super intendents iu attendance reached about forty-five. I notice from Knox county Prof. Butler, Prof. Perkins, Supt. Karns, Miss Jackson, Miss Slem ous, Miss Virginia Skinner, Miss Jen nie ailace and Dr. Mays. The good people of Morristown opened wide their doors to all who came, and treated them like princes. A more hospitable people does not live. Visitor. Shot Himself. About midnight Monday, a young man named M. M. Johnson, boarding at Mrs. Deacl v's. ou Cumberland street. shot himself iu the side, inflicting a flesh wound, and it Is thought he will soon recover. He claims that it was done accldently, aud that be fired the second shot merely to call for help, as uo one seemed to near tne nrst. Oth ers think different, from the fact that aboul a half hour before that a young man called ou the police and stated that a young friend of his had threaten ed to take his life. The police went with him, but was afterwards inform ed that his friend was all right in his room. Soon after the shots were tired. He explained that since he was lined for accldently shooting olf his pistol the other day, he has been trying to sell it, aud hence had It in his pocket, aud when taking It out it discharged. Mrs. Deady says he has been at home the entire evening with the exception of a few moments. Drs. J. M. and S. B. Boyd attended the case, aud he is doing well. LETTER FROM SEVIER VILLE. niDlrlrt linilrrmrrm Middle CrtfU l.itrgft Attendance, A-e, Sevierville, Aug. 12, 1S75. 7i) the Editors of the Chronicle: The steamer Harry Helm Brrived at the mouth of Pigeon, ou Saturday last, . on a trip from Knoxville. Among the passengers were Itev. J. J. Manker, Presiding Klder i f the Kuoxville Dis trict, with his family. He was on his way to the Disttict Conference ut Mid dle Creek. Mr. Templeton and fami ly, late of your city, was hIso among the list. He contemplates making Sevierville his future home, where he will engage In the practice of Ihe law. After I onference, Mr. Manlier and his family will probably go to Henderson's Springs. The District (. onference was organ ized yesterday, Kev. J. J. Manker pre siding. Itev. J. D. Lawson whs chos en Secretary, with Kev. M. A Utile aud Mr.JCreswt jl as assistants. There, is a large delegation In attendance, all tiie circuits lu the district, wnh two exceptions, being represented. The Usual committees were appointed. 1 lie conference was opened mis morning and business resumed as usual. The reports from the different charges In the district show the work In a flourishing condition, itev. l). . Hodsdeu, Kev. M. A. Bule and Mr. Creswell were recommended to the Au- riual Conference for work in the trav eling connection. Kev. . G. Taylor, I). D., and Kev. E. O. Fuller, D. D., are expected to ar rive this evening. Seviek. Our Crop Reports. We print this morning special tele graphic reports of the prospects of the crops from some hundred and fifty or more towns in Ohio, Indiana, and Illi nois. I u connection therewith we also publish a letter from our special corre-pondeut, wiio Is looking up the condition of the crops in Whitewater alley, lu Indiana. 1 hese reports cover nearly all the territory that a week ago was sullen tig from the Hoods. They show that tlie situation Is not so bad as the accounts, which were furnished while the fields were uuder water, would have led one to suppose. Had it not been for the excessive rains of the last two months, crops of all kinds would have been immense. As it is, there is going to be a great deal more saved than was expected a week ago. Crops ou Ihe bottom lauds have sulleieil extremely, but those on the second bottom lands and ou the up lands promise still a good yield. Wheat aud oats have suffered, as was to have beeu expected, the most. Estimates of the wheat crop vary from a lyss of 10 to "5 per cent. The places, however, that report a yield of ouly oue-quarter of au average crop are comparatively few. It is cafe to count upou two-thirds of an average crop, taking the flooded country through. Oats do not promise as well as wheat. The rains have injured tlie crop every where. Less thau half the usual crop will tie saved. Corn promises very well. Most en couraging reports are received from many places, some counties reporting double the amount ever harvested be fore. Unfavorable accouutscome from comparatively few sections. Should the wea'.her continue favorable there were will be more thau an average yield. The yield of potatoes bids fair to be very large. There are complaints of tlie rot from several places, but by fur the larger number of correspondents agree in saying that the yield will be greatly above the average. the hay crop Is better In quantity than quality. There is little reason to apprehend that the general yield will fall much short of the average. These reports will dispel much of the apprehension which has been felt du ring tlie last week. While the crops in the Ohio Valley are not what the country hud reason to expect prior to the great rains, the damage that has been done is much less than was antic ipated. The country is not yet ou the road to the "demnition bow-wows" by a great deal. A man can afford to wear a cheerful countenance alter going through with these reports, without running the risk of being accused of grinning over a general calamity. Cincinnati uazcttc, Aug. 11. For Diarrhics, use Lytle's Elixir. For Flux, use Lytle's Elixir. For Dysentery, use Lytle's Elixir. For Colic, use Lytle's Elixir. For all Bowel '1 roubles, use Lytle's Elixir. It is the Great Iletnedv for summer complaints. The National Pension, List. The report of the Pension Olllce for the year ending Juue 30th, 1875, shows that the number of pensioners ou the army roll is now constantly decreasing. h roni tne cluse or tne war up to July, 1873, the pension cases continually in creased. On June 30, 1873, tlie num ber of pensioners on the rolls was 235, 211. Ou Juue 30, 1874, there were 232, 005, u decrease of 2,300. On Juue 30, 1875, the number was 228,034, a decrease of 4,871 from 1874 to 1875, are over t wice as many as from 1873 to 1874. These figures show that the maximum number was reached in 1873, aud it is now expected that the decrease will continue from this time forward. The above ligures are all ou the army rolls, and the decrease comes mostly from the widows' division, and from the deaths of soldiers of the War of 1812. The navy rolls coutaiu ouly a few thousuud names, aud the number has but slightly decreased. The amount paid for pensions duriug tlie year end ing June 80, 1874, was $30,520,003 aud the amount paid for tlie year ending Juue 80, 1875, was $20,180,000, or about a million and a quarter less thau for the previous year. David S. Terry, who iu 1859 resign ed the Chief Justiceship of California for the purpose of lighting a duel with Senator Bruderick, whom he killed, and who was afterwards in tlie hands of the San Francisco Vigilance Com mittee Lit stabbing one Hopkins, has justbeew elected a member ut large of the California Democratic Stale Cen tral Committee. In tlie late war he was a Texas colonel.