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VOL. XIII.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING OCTOBER 5, 1877.
NO. 14
VICKSBURG HERALD
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Friday Morning, September 28.
It meani an appeal to the negroes to
undo a decision made by the Demo
cratic parly. Are the poople 10 ioou
ready for tbii eort of a departure ?
Tbbbb are 053 Penitentiary convicts
in toll 8tate, and (be cry ie, atlll tbey
come. What a magnificent force this
would be wttb wblcb to build railwayi
and levees.
m
Tm Jackion Clarion and Holly
Springs Sontb are thoroughly discuss
Ing the grand jury tyitem. When
tbey get through with their discussion,
if they will discover eome way to keep
ignoramuses ofl our juries tbey will
do the Commonwealth an invaluable
service.
mom
In the election of Speaker of the com
ing Cmgress, why cannot the West
and South unite to aeenre a Speaker
who will be in accord with the new
era? Why caunot Western Republi
cant co-operate with Southern and
Western Democrats on the basis pre
sented to tbo country by the Adminis
tration of Hayes? Memphis Avalanche-Ob
bo ! Now we see why this won
derful Independent journal is so bit
terly opposed to Mr. Randall. Sam is
in the way of a Republican Speaker, is
be?
Our very critical cotemporaries in
this State are respectfully requested to
reflect on the fact that Senator Conk
ling attended the State Convention in
his State. For attending the Conven
tion in this State Mr. Lamar was un
justly and childishly abused, yet we
find that in the great State of New
York so one attaches blame to a
United States Senator for attending
the Convention of his own State. The
papers that abused Lamar will eventu
ally discover thai they had no real
cause to attack him, and that their dir
ty little motives are well understood.
m m
Rau.no will commence at Jackson on
the 13th of November. The Clarion of
the 26th says : "We are inlormed by
Mr. J. W. Langlcj, Secretary of the
Mississippi Jockey Club, that purses to
tbe amount of about three thousand
dollars are provided for tbe races on
the Jackion course, from the 13th to
tbe 17tb of November. The track,
which will be one mile, with COO yard
dash in front of stand, will be put in
complete order forthwith." This
amount for purses will be sure to In
duce tome fine stables to attend, and
we u.moi'. envy our noighbors the sue
cess they are sure to reap. How easy
it would be for Yicksburg lo have
magnificent course and drive if Lake
V::kiburgwas Driogea.
Tbb fact that the Jackson and Natch'
ez Railroad is completed to Fayette,
and is about to tap a rich country nat
urally tributary to the trauo oi vices
burg, Is worthy of tbe attention of onr
business community and all who are
interested in the prosperity of onr city.
The contract for extending the line to
Red Lick baa been let out, and work
upon it has already made considerable
progress. The road will rnn through
Utica, Raymond and Coopers Well,
and nnloss some steps are taken to pre
vent it, will draw a portion of eonntry
traffic which used to be, and shonld al
ways continue to be, very valuable to
Vicksburg. But we shall certainly
lose all but a miserable fag-end of it,
unless good bridges are built across
Biir Black at Hall's and Baldwin's Fer
ries and other points. The approaches
to tbe Reagan's Lake bridge should be
made without delay. It costs planters,
now, to cross Big Black with loaded
teams, from two to ten dollars eacb,
rwi ih cannot stand such a tax.
Vicksburg cannot afford to sit down,
supinely Inactive, and permit her most
TiWhin trade to be drawn away,
through the enterprise and liberality of
a rival city, u is umi uur uuuum
men were np and doing. Tbey have
' slept over this thing long enough.
Caklla('s sEaaveatloa.
The New York Republican Conven
tion may be called Senator Conk
ling's property. He was elected Chair
man of it it, bnt be delegated that post
of honor to Mr. Piatt By tbis act Mr.
Cockling wanted to prove to the world
that the Convention was his property,
and that be eonld do jnst as be desired
with it. It is evident that Mr. Conk
ling's Convention, that Is, a great ma
jority of it, is opposed to President
Hsyes's Administration. The opposi
tion to the Civil Service Reform policy
is out-spoken and defiant, and there Is
so much feeling against tbe Southern
policy that the friends of the measure
are unable to bave it endorsed. G. W.
Curtis, Editor of Harper's Weekly, is
tbe great champion of the President, in
tbe Convention, but it Is evident that it
will be all be can do to prevent severe
criticism of tbe Administration. It is
usual with all State Conventions that
claim to belong to the same party with
a President, to endorse bis Adminis
tration, unless be is considered as un
worthy of such indorsement. Several
Republican Coventions have met and re
fused to indorse Mr. Hay es.and the New
York Convention seems to bave deter
mined to boldly take iasue with him
on the Civil Service Reform question.
Before the Convention met, we could
hear, tbis far from the scene of action,
that Senator Conkliog wonld in his
Convention open war on tbe President
on tbis question. He has done so, and
seems to be flushed with triumph at bis
success. We now hear it charged that
Civil Service Reform is impracticable,
and asserted that officeholders bave
some political privileges that Presi
dents mast and shall respect. We
rather think the Senator has tbe best
of tbe President. We regard Civil
Service Reform as a humbug as a catch
cry or demagogues. Politicians bad
just as well tell us that tbe offices shall
be administered according to tbe tenets
of tbe New Testament, as to tell us
that a policy can be perfected by which
men may be appointed to office without
any regard to their partisan services.
The true policy is to make parties re
sponsible for tbe appointments, and
when these become so corrupt as to in
jure tbe public service, let a change of
rulers be socured by the ballot.
Mr. Tremaine hoped that the Issue of
voting for or against an indorsement or
tbo Administration would not be forced
on the Conveution. Mr. Curtis acted
as if be thought tbe President had a
right to demand an indorsement. The
Issue may be dodged, but it is none tbe
less tbe real issue in the Republican
parly. When Congress meets we will
have iivelv times. It will be hard to
tell whether tbe President will be able
to control his rebelious partisans or
not.
Tusbi is no earthly cause for any
opposition to the reguUr Democratic
ticket in tbis couuty. It is a good
ticket. It is incomparably superior to
tbe tickets that used to be put forward
when negro influence was felt In our
politics. Taken as a whole, no reason
able man can find fault with it, and all
men who voted et tbe Primary election
ought to support it. Yet we bear that
an attempt will be made to defeat some
of tbe nominees. We deplore this, for
tbe attempt to beat any man on tbe
ticket is a blow at the party. Men may
call themselves Democrats, and in fact
they may be Democrats, but if tbey
ODDOse nominations which they took
part In making, tbey are striking a blow
at the Democratic party. There is mcli
a thing as a party committing uici.l ,
aud when Democrats attack regular.)
declared Democratic nominations, tbey
are attempting to commit political sui
cide. Suppose, for the sake of argu
ment, that a movement against some
of the nominations should result in suc
cess. Is it not plain that tbe party would
be severely crippled if not in fact fa
tally wounded? Is it reasonable to
suppose that the friends of tbe defeated
nominees would ever again trust (be
political pledges of the Democrats,
who defeated tbe men tbey themselves
took part in nominating ? Such a sup
position it simply incredible. For a
party to exert power and Influence,
party pledges must bo kept even if it
does take a little sacrifice of personal
fMllnirs.
Any other course means that after a
decision baa been reached within our
party that there can be an excuse for
some of our party appealing to negroes
to reverse that decision. Wben tbis is
done successfully, negro influence is
restored. Are our citizens ready for
this ? We are sure tbey are not.
A mw Democratic paper, called tbe
True Patriot, has been started at Bates
vllle.
"Gbn.Wadb HunoH, of Mississip
pi, who claims to be Governor of South
Carolina," is tbe wsy in which tbe New
York Times speaks of the distinguished
Governor of Sontb Carolina. Let tbe
Times tsll as wbo u Governor of Booth
Carolina if Hampton is not. Cham
berlain certainly has no claim upon the
A Aft A Sin I hta eVlAMfla mmaAwiii aaaai
vu.u ms me Htvuufi suvtavTf s ana v
just now attempting to defend him from
overwhelming charges of peculation
and rascality. TheTlmea's desperate
partisanship makes it tbe champion of
in iev.es. l courier- J ournai.
We would be proud to claim Gen.
Hampton as a citizen of this State, bat
we cannot do so. His homestead is in
Sooth Carolina. He owns valuable
property in this State, and bis son.
Wade Hampton, Jr., resides in Wash
ington county. We presume Ibia caused
the Times to fall into the error above
alluded to Wade Hampton, Jr., will
be a member
of the next Mississippi
Legislature.
A PropoMd OavealUa.
THB MIISISSIFFI VALLIT AMD ITS DEVIL-
OPMlltT.
At a meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce of St. Pan), Minn., the follow
ing resolutions, wbioh will be found
worthy of perusal by those Interested
in the development of tbeMlsslsslppI
Valley, were passed, and conies order
ed to be transmitted to the various ed
itors and mayors within tbe valley :
Whirias, Tbe great wheat produc
ing States of toe Union are in the Mis
sissippi Valley the State of Minneso
ta beading the column with 36,000,000
bushels, Iowa following with 31,000,000
onsneii, Illinois 33,uuo,(XJU bushels,
Wisconsin 25,000,000, Missouri 10,000,-
000aggregating nearly 150,000,000
bushels, or nearly one-half of the pro
duct oi me uoited states, which is esti
mated at 325,000,000 bushels ; and,
Whereas, Tbe wheat product of tbe
New England States is estimated as
barely sufficient to supply them with
bread for three weeks, that of the
State of New York six months, Penn
sylvania and Ohio twelve months, leav
ing tbe States of the Mississippi Val
ley the great and almost only export
ing States of wheat ; and
Whereas, the Mississippi river is the
trunk line for heavy transportation,
upon which the wbole country must de
pend as a check upon exorbitant
freights, which consume the fruits ol
our industry, and cause us to pay high
er prices tor an we consume, and re
ceive lower prices for all we sell ;
mere tore
Resolved, That the first duty of tbe
General Government la to make this
great highway of commerce navigable
with a minimum of five feet of water
from St. Paul to the Gulf of Mexico;
to do tun in toe shortest possible time,
with tbe very least regard to red tape;
and, If neoessary, to postpone all other
minor and collateral improvements un
til this work is accomplished."
Resolved, That tbis improvement is
national in its Importauce, and not lo
cal ; that it is paramount to all others
at tbis time; that it can be mode with
less expense in proportion to its im
portance than any other, aud should
have preference over all others, if all
cannot be carried on at tbo same time.
Resolved, That the appropriation
heretofore made of $30,000 tor the en
tire upper Mississippi river, below St.
Paul, out of about $4,000,000 approprl
ated for other localities, was au act of
injustice and a wrong upon tun Worth
west, and an utter ignoring of its ne
cessities its capacities, aud lis desti
nies, as tbe future granary of the con
tinent; pre-eminent as a grain ceutre
evm lu Iti Infaucy, with not oue-tweo-
1 1 oth of Its virgin soil broken; that it
w8 entirely inadequate lo accomplish
i!:c work needed ; tbat it has either not
been expeuded at all, or if expended,
has been frittered away without re
moving a sand-bar leaving tbe river
effectually closed and useless as a navl
gable stream at tbe very season wben
most needed to export our crops and
Import our Winter supplies, and tax
ing tbe grain-producing States millions
ot dollars annually in surplus lrelghte.
Resolved. That these wrongs must
ba righted, and can speedily be right
ed, if tbe Representatives in Congress
of the Mississippi Vslley, from New
Orleans to St. r aui, win stand shoulder
to shoulder and work and vote as one
man for this purpose: consenting to no
other improvement and voting no oth
er nntil this improvement is recognized
and provided for; and in order to
bring snout tnis unity oi purpose and
concert or action, we respectfully re
quest tbe editors and representative
men of the Mississippi Vslley, from
the Gult to St. Paul, ro meet in con
vention at St. Paul on Thursday, the
lltb day of October next, to devise and
carry out such united action as will
emphasize our demands upon the en
suing session of Congress, and secure
the just recognition ot tbe rights of
tbe Mississippi Vslley from et. f aui to
now urleans.
The committee appointed have made
arrangements with the railroads and
hotels for transportation and fare at re
duced rates, and the appointment of
delegates from all parts of the Missis
sippt Valley is warmly urged.
Osn. Pearson, of FltUburl Notoriety,
Charged wltb Harder.
Pittsbubo. Sent. 27 Major-General
0. L. Pearson, commander of the State
troops during tbe strike, was srrested,
charged with murder. The charge
sets forth that one person sitting in his
own door, was killed by the are or
dered by Pearson. Pearson waived
an examination, and was released on
110,000 bail.
Te FrcaMeat'e Irathsn Tew.
Th BaltlwoTsai.T
The President's Ron t torn tonr has
been one continued ovation from the
moment be touched Southern soil. The
reception tendered to him in his North
ern tonr cannot be compared In point
of enthusiasm and real heartiness to
tbat with which he has mat in hie visit
to the South. The secret of tbe hearty
enthusiasm with which the Southern
people have welcomed Mr. Hayes is
iueir arautnae to mm tor bis tuga and
patriotio efforts in behalf of reconcilia
tion and peace.
lake all brave and srenerons nnnle.
the people or the South possess the
virtue of gratitude, and tbey delight to
do honor to the man who. In tbe words
of Gen. Hampton, "has done so much
ror toe south." Gradually, but surely
this Southern policy, oraa Gen. Hamp
ton more correctly terms it, tbe "true
statesmanship" of Mr. Hayes, is mak
ing itself felt in that section, and it Is
more than probable that before the
next national eleotion the "solid South"
will bave disappeared from American
polities.,
The reception accorded to President
Hayes in Kentucky, Tennessee, and
Virginia, Is in strong contrast with
that extended to Mr. Davis two years
ago at Winnebago, Illinois, where the
Seople threatened to murder him If be
ared to deliver an address which be
bad been invited to make at that place.
And in tbe same States but a few
daye ago Governor Hampton received
several anonymous letters threatening
his life.
The "bloody shirt" Reoubllcana
would do well to ponder these things
tnorougniy ; to look nrst on this South
ern picture of warm hospitality and
.. . . . ...
earnest patriotism, which knows no
North, no East, no West, and then on
that Northern picture of threatened
assassination and murder, before eulo
glzlng tbe North at tbe expense of the
South.
But we believe that extremists of tbe
North, as well as those of the South,
are rapidly diminishing both in num
bcra snd influence, and tbat before
long the political Bourbons of all sec
tlons combined will not be able to
muster more than a corporal's guard :
and in tbe language of tbo heroic
Governor of South Carolina, "that we
will be again a free, happy, glorious
and united people."
Farsaer)' Aaaoclatloaa.
Jackion UUrioB.1
in Lincoln and some other counties
Farmers' Associations bave been lorm
ed with a view to demand a stipulated
price (say 15 cents a pound) for cotton
of the merchants in payment of their
accounts. As our readers have already
been advised, the cause asslgnod for
tbis step is the stringency of the times,
and the alleged high prices charged by
tne merchants ror articles furnished
during tbe season. The farmers state
that at nressnt prices, notwithstanding:
tbe reduction of taxes by tbe present
Slate administration, their homesteads
and all they possess will be sold to
satisfy mortgagor, deeds of trust, etc,
etc. we have no apprehension tbat
the movement will be carried to any
serious extremity. It will no doubt
result in arrangements which will in
tbe end result favorably to both parties,
ueiiher of whom are in a condition to
precipitate collisions. If it should re
sult lu a better understanding, as wo
bope it will,betwoon tbe merchant and
farmer, a re-adjustment of the lien
laws and a restriction of the credit sys
tem, more caution iu the creation of
debts, economy, and iho habit of
providing the necessaries of life at home,
tbe movement will be attended wltb
no permanent injury to cither party.
We trust that all will act in a spirit of
compromise, aud with prudence and
moderation.
PalUser.
The Philadelphia Pross makes fun of
tbis oddity in the following style:
"So Mr. Joseph Pulitzer will be
among the multitude of candidates for
tbe United States Senate to succeed the
late Senator Bogy ! Mr. Pulitzer is a
young man of remarkable parts, and as
a statesman bos already done as much
for bis adopted country as it has a right
to expect of blm. It is certainly too
much to ask a young man to stretch his
still growing gonlus over so much
ground. The expansion would prove
dangerous. Mr. Pulitzer has earned his
right to retire on half pay. He has
saved the country from destruction at
least half-a-dozen times by bis able and
powerful contributions to different
nowspapers, and nobody even now
feels wholly secure unless Pulitzer is
on deck writing something. No one
will for an Instant doubt that this illus
trious Missourian wonld be a credit to
his State in the Senate, but it is too
much to ask of one wbo bos already
worn himself out in the service of bis
country, chiefly on tbs stump and
through the newspapers. If he were
In tbe Senate, too, bis pen might lie
idle, and this country can never afford
to have the pen of Pulitzer laid aside
not while Bcburz remains iu public
life." i
Asa matter of Important local in
terest to tbe cotton buyers of Vicks
burg, we 'publish the following from
yesterday's New Orleans Times: "The
Board of Directors of the Cotton Ex
change held a protracted meeting to
day, and after a fall discussion of the
subject resolved to suspend tbe opera
tion of tbe rule adopted by them on
September 6, making an allowance of
three pounds per bale on account of
side pieces, until November 1, and re
quested the President to correspond
with the various local exchangee with a
view to securing the enactment by
them of a similar rale."
mror yobk politics.
TIi Rmsllcaa Ceevtajiaa-TriaalM'i
8 peace m it finally Afrals af toe
"Sell! 8si1s,"us Urgta RetiMieu
Activity to Niw Yerk.
Rochmtib. Sept. 27. The Conven-
vention was greatly thinned this morn
ing, jonn u. Churchill, of Oswego,
was nominated for Secretary.
Eochxstib, 8epL 27. Curtls's
amendment was defeated by a vote of
109 to 295, and tbe platform wu adopt
ed viva voce. Some speeches were
very bitter. It wu a great triumph
for Conkllng.
Tbe work of the convention being
completed. Lyman Tremaine was called
for and addressed the Convention in
relation to the magnitude and impor
tance of the coming canvass. The
Democratic party boastfully declare
that having now control of the solid
South they propose and expect to cap
ture New York and a few other North
ern States, and thus get control of tbe
actional Administration ror an
other twenty-five years. Lei
them get legislative control of
tbis State, and tbe Republican party
win nave iitue nope or rescuing it
from their bande again in ten years.
Are tbe loyal men of this State ready
to band the Government over to the
possession of the men who so lately
sought to destroy it? The speaker
proceeded at some length to review
the political situation in the Southern
States, and alleged outrages upon Re
publicans mere, and asked now loyal
men liked the idea or being eubjeoted
again to tbe dictation of a solid South ?
Mr. ward, or Allegheny, Interposing,
asked who made the solid Sontb ? Mr.
Tremaine replied, "Don't revive issues
that were laid at rest yesterday. Lst
us turn to the future and unite our ef
forts to ward off the disasters tbat
threaten the country through the re
vival of disloyal Democratlo rule by
the aid of a solid South. New York is
the key to the sltustion. Hold tbis fort
and all is safe; bold this fort, and the
plans ot the enemy will fall to the
ground." He proceeded to argne tbat
tbe Republicans could bave carried
tbe State at the last election ; in the
presence of great disadvantages we
saved the Legislature. This year, stimu
lated by tbe fact that we have a United
States Senator at stske, we can do bet
ter still, lie did not sympathise with
but earnestly scouted the idea that be
cause of yesterday's debate we would
lose the State. When he was in the
Democratic party be always found
when there was electricity in the air
bringing a storm, they were tbe strong
est, and so it would be here. And now
be closed with aa appeal for unanlmi
ty and earnest work.
At Ave minutes past eleven o'clock
the convention adjourned sine die,
CN. GRANT.
Hit Reply to Addresses at Sheffleld-Hs
Alludes to the Tax ea Imports, aid
Encoursges Esollsh Immlgratiei.
London, Sept. 27. Gen. Grant, re
plying to various addresses which he
received at Sheffield to-day, referred
to tbo American tariff, and reminded
his hearere tbat the United States to
raise money to pay off tbe great dobt
incurred by the war, the revenue from
imports wss regarded solely as the
means of attaining tbat end. If the
United States were to abolish the reve
nue on imports, foreigu bondholders
would very soon cry out when
their interest was not forthcoming.
He added: "We get along well
with the payment of our debt,
and will compete with you in
your manufactures in the markets of
tbe world. Tbe more of your mer
chants and mechanics that go to Ameri
ca, tbe better ; nothing pleases us more
loan tne immigration oi the industry
and intelligence of this community.
We bave room for all and will try to
treat you as you have treated me
to-dsy."
INDIAN COUNCIL.
Pew-wow at the White-house Speeches
af the Chiefs Thsir Wiats-Mrt. Hsyes
Bote Acquainted.
Washington, Sept. 27. A Grand
Council with the Indians was held in
the east room of tbe White House.
Twenty-five savages were present. They
were painted, wore feathers, and made
speeches in the Indian style. Big
Roads, ssid : "Great Father," alluding
to Hayes, "I have bad some premises
from tbe President, and bave been
looking for it ever since." Little
Mound said : "We want roliglon and
Catbollo Priests." He Dog said : "I am
a Northern Indian, but I am wise man
In that country. I want my people
to be raised right and quiet; we want
to know which is the wisest road for
as, and which is the best way to live.
You gel rich and that is what I want
to do. I want to do it tbe way yon do."
The conference wu adjourned till to
morrow. Mrs. Hayes made the ac
quaintance of the savages. The Star
says she received them graciously and
they bowed with the politeness of
dancing masters wben shaking hands.
Tbb Jackion Clarion says that Judge
Hill gives notice tbat special terms of
the United States District and Circuit
Courts will be held In Jackson com
mencing on the first Monday in No
vember. Tbb retail price of flour haa declined
over (2 a barrel in the put two weeks,
to tbe great delight of house-keepers.
N. Y. Tribune, 24th.
Prui'i CbrtBB btehMaiit to t::'.TS,
lane A lla Fin Rsgisf to Prr-
tfiaee, Ratal Ulul
Bono. Bent. 27AL. Franc k Co. 'a
large cbromo establishment, la Up
land District, le on fire, and will proa '
aUy be destroyed. The building Is
sued wltb valuable plates, ebromos.
etc. The loee will probably exceed
50.000. .. -i
The stock of manufactured roods on
band at Prang's Cbromo estabilshont
wu very large ana valuable. Ii
eluded chromos, lithographs, enffw
ings ana ouier goods; also a larsestocK .
of valuable plates, and considerable
machinery used in the preparation of
chromos. Loss on the building S1,00&'
The establishment wu working full
time to meet large orders for the Fall
trade. The loss ty delay la bo Incon
siderable item. The total loee is now :
thought to be 110,000. ,
The insurance on Prang's stock
amounts to 1175,271, divided among
thirty companies, and eovers tbe loss. -
Pbovidbhcb, R. I.; Sept 27. Afire
broke ont tbis evening in Waldron,
Wigbtman ft Co.s building, is tbe cen
ter of several of the best business
blocks, near the Pcst-cffice. The Are
spread rapidly, and reached tbo next
building to the Post-office. All the
buildings on Are wen first-class brick
or stone ones, bat present no obstroo
tlons to the Are. The flames bave
reached tbe buUd'ag occupied by the
Evening Press, and the Journal office le
in danger. Lois already very large.
The whole oity Are deportment is out
and aid hu been asked from Pawtucket
and Newport
latbb. me an is probably under
control. Buildings on two aides of the
Post-office were destroyed, but the
Government building of granite will
probably resist the fire. The cress or
fibe is still In danger, the roof having
been rjartlv crashed bv failing walla.
Tbe First Light Infantry regiment wu
ordered ont, ana is now guarding
property. The worst Is probably ever.
Lawbbncb, Mass., Sept. 27. Ingalle
Hons hat factory wu burned tbis morn- 1
ing. Loss, $25,000. Seventy-live hands
thrown out or employment
Maryland Dsmooratlo Convention-
One of tbe Resolutions.
Baltimobb, Sept. 27. The Demo
cratic State Convention met to-dsy.
Pinckney White wu elected President.
Thos. W. Kearney, of Queens county,
was nominated ror comptroller. The
following Is the third resolution : " It
is a cause of congratulation to tbe
country at large, especially of pride
and satisfaction to the Democratic
party, that its peaceful policy of home
rulo and non-intervention in the civil
affairs of the States, bu become the
cardinal rule of action even in an h
ministration where the title to offio i
not derived from an election according
to constitutional methods, but exists bv
the adjudication of a tribunal unknown
to the Constitution, and whose award
hu been acquiesced in by a peaoeov
lug people."
Locomotive Explosion-Three Men
Killed, and Other Damage Done.
Louiivillb, Sept 27. The boiler of
the locomotive on a freight frain on the
Louisville and Nashville railroad, ex
ploded lut night at Rocky Hill, War
ren county, killing Cbas. Wilson, Esq.,
engineer, Thos. MoCres. fireman, and
W. Cormick, of Greensburg, Indiana,
oraneman, ana wounding siiguuy sev
eral others. A. L. Church, conduoter,
wu badly bruised, but succeeded in
crawling far enough forward to fiag
tne sooth-bound pusenger train, and
avoid a collision. A number of nee
hones were on the train Dardel),
Morgan's flllv. end Sazarae beta?
killed, and Satinet and Bergamont in
jured.
The Yellow Fever at Fernandlna.
Jacksonville, Sept 27. No deaths
in tbe put twenty-four houn at Fer
nandlna: Ave new cues among the
number, J. C. Grounan, Collector of
Customs, and one of the most active
workers on the Sanitary Commission.
It is thought the worst is over. At Old
Turn, a suburb of Fernandlna, over
half the population an down with the
rever.
Jacksonville. Sept 27. One death
from yellow fever at Fernandlna to
day, and ten new caies reportod. The
crew of the schooner Sswyer, in port,
an all down with the fever. A num
ber of cases are reported very low to
night. l.y.y
Failures.
Nsw York. Sept 27. Bennett,
Schenck & Earl, cigar manufacturers,
have failed. Liabilities, f 130,000.
Rufus Patch sent a communication to
the Pnsident of the Stock Exchange.
saying be wu unable to settle the diiV
rerence against him on account of stock
bought in for him.
London, Sept. 27. The Times' finan
cial article says Purvis & Cos and
Gyselma & YanRInkhuysen, ol Batavia,
have failed oa account of unsuccessful
speculative operations In sugar- The
losses, wmcn are understood to be
large, will fall chiefly on America,
Auatila'a Policy of Neutrality.
Viinna. Sept 27. In the Austrian
Richstadt to-day. replying to interpel
lations, Prince Adolph Averderperg.
President of the Council, declared thai
the Government maintained its policy
of perfect neutrality. Regarding the
contingency of Bervia's participation
in the war, he said tbe Government
could not declare its policy in anticipa
tion oi events.

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