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i 0. L. HEFNEE, Proprietor. SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1835. VOL. I.-NO. r TOPICS OF THE DAY. News from Everywhere. . Bix ncuDRKD Chinamen nave returned to work at Rock Spring, W. T., under protection ol Viiitod btatoj troops. It I now known that France lott 13,1)00 men In the Chinese campaign through -' wounds and disease The Chinese loss was 100,000. ' .. . , The Board ot lloalth of Mew Bedford, Moat., will quarantine all vessels from the Brit'sh province on aocount of the small-pox In Cauada. Ths State census ot Wisconsin Is now , complete, and the total population ot the - Bute Is shown to bi l,&C30iO,- a gain over 180 of twenty-one per eonfc A compawbos of the expenditures In the seed division of the Agricultural De partment shows a saving in contrast with last year ot $18,000 durmj July and Au gust. JamkS Q. Holuks, ejoctel from a flrst ;lass car and compelled torldelnasmoker on the Carolina Central Hallway, has ob tained a verdict of $473 against the com pany. . Statistics just gathered show, that the nonulatlon of Ireland is under 6,000,003, and that the number of b'rthi aud mar riages U below theavera;e of the previous ten years. 1 The issue of staniKrl ' s'lver dollars from the mint? during the wiek euded September 5th was $157,231. The issue during the correspoudia ; period ot last year was $tH8,497. Tnsr Paris Faro announces that 1'riuco Napoleon la October will start on a tour of the world. He will speud three weeks in America and thou visit China, India, Persia and llutsla. Win Lit the B'iglisli provincial papers jronernlly contain criticism! of Vice President Hondrlcki' speooh at Iudian aH)lis on the 8th, tho Londou pap or s have not alludod to the matter. ' Thb monthly cotton roport ot the AgrI -cultural Department was Issue 1 on the 10th. Advices of the dopartmmt continue to show every reason to expect an excep --v tional cotton and oom crop. Instructions have been given to the Postmaster at Montreal to fumigate prior to dispatch all mails from his ofllco for the United States, as requ stod by the United States postal authorities. CapeTown advices stato that Congo cannibals have attacked several stations ot the African Association and roasted and devoured a number ot whites. No further details have been received. Tub case of perjury against Lteuten-nut-Colonsl Cochrane, Fifth Infantry, ot Fort Keogh, was disposed ot at Miles City, Mont, '. on the 7th, before Judge John Coburn, the jury acquitting the de fendant on the first vote The Commissioner ot Agriculture has determined to publish the monthly w heat and corn reports hereafter nt noon In stead ot at 4 p. in., as heretofore. The change is la compliance with the peti tions ot Western Boards of Trade. , ' . Solicitor-Gknrral Goodie hasreoeivel a telegram armmincln? that the applica tion for a writ ot habeas corpus in the case of Hlbbs, the defaulting Postmaster arrested in British Columbia, has been denied. He will be "called back.". CoNSiOEnAUL excitement has been created at Big Flats, In Chemun County, N. Y., by the disoovery ot a lead ml no on a furm -owned by Josiali Bonnott Work Is going stoadily forward, and It is belivod that the find Is a valuable one. The Archbishop ot Quebec has Issnod i circular lo his clergy calling their atton ttan in a very special manner to the letter of Pope Leo XII L to the Cardinal Arch bishop of Paris on the evils arising from the discussion of religious questions in the press. United States Co.tsuL-GitvKnAt, Wil liams at Havana, Cuba, has b.on direct ed to see that Circilo Pueblo, ut New . . York, who Is In prison at Havana, has a fair and speedy trial. I'ueble Is a Cuban, but some years since became a" natural ised American. . l-' The Marino Hospital Bureau is Informed through the Collee'or of Customer 't l'aso that yojlow fovwr'ls epidemic in the State of Sonora, Mex., and the request Is made for the appointment ot a medical inspector at Morale. The collector was authorised to appoint an inspector a LiitCTBicAMT Ueo. M. SroRET, com manding the expedition tt Alaska, re ports to the Bocretary ot the Navy, under date of July 17th, his arrival at Hothara Inlet on July 11th. He was to start on the day ot writing with the larger part of bis stores for the hoad waters of Putnam River. .Second Comptbolleb Maykaud has written a letter to Kar-Admiral Jouett in response to his protest against charg inj hlra with the amount expended In en tertaining distinguished guests at New Orleans. Judge Maynard denies that law or precedent justify the expenditure from a contingent appropriation. . Sdrqeor Mam, ot the Marias Hospital service, has reported to the Htir;oa-Uen- cral at Washington details ot sv visAr of ijn toTampioa, Sa?da&J&n Far. nando and oluTTtttil.e' eM "ear tha hnrder lines, from whictli appears that th la no danger of $ introduction ol n epidemic of any aia from that qoar- ter. r.. nnnliton ot fareikners from Oer many and Austria ooatln is Hundreds of destitute Poles, txp ed froim Slesla, are flockins into Warsaw and Cracow. According to the AMriaa papers, over 85,000 more Poles will i fchortly be ejected by the Prnssian authorities, among theua ,6J0 Austrian subjKtj mad 1,000 of French. There were 8,151 new case of cholera and 619 deaths tr the disease. The epidemic ns tccreased in Bar-colon Ca dis ami Tarragona. 1 There were six'eea deaths at Urseillas and eight at Toulon rout coolers on the 7 tfc. Typhus and typhoid lev are rava?in; Marseille! ith a Tetemeno scarcely lAs marked ihsa U o4ra itseli PERSONAL AND GENERAL. James 1. HcIrtosh shot and fatally wounded his mother near Pittsburgh, Fa., on the 0th, while shooting at a cat. Fersoeal - correspondenca between King Alfonso and Emperor William is clearing away the war cloud. H. Clay Bascok was nominated for Governor by the New York Prohibition Convention at Syracuse. The German Qovernmsnt has prohibit ed the .circulation in Germany of the Turnzcitung, published in Milwaukee, Wis. More troops have been asked for Bock Springs, Wy. T as threats were made to release the rioters from jalL The quarterly statement of the West ern Union Telegraph Company shows a surplus of $4,400,303 after deducting $1, 499,843 with which to pay a dividend of 1 1-2 per cent. Mo. Cuamberlain, in a speech at War rington, Eng., on the 8th, made such plain declarations ot the Radical platform that he is denounced as Ireland's foe. Jesse Allard, ot Hot Springs, Ark., whose wife was taken away from biin by her fathor, has sued the latter for $.V),0). While the reports first sent out of the storm la Ohio were somewhat exagger ated, the situation la thj storm district Is truly appalling. There Is srbellef In diplomatic circles that the United States may be called up on to arbitrate btween Germany and Spain In reference to tho Caroline Isl anus. Edw. Wilson, ot Wyoming, and Col ling J. Burnett, also .of Wyoming, have boo i appointed assistant superintendents ot the Yellowstone National Park at $0 03 year. These two men are old mountain eers, ond aro Ju it the men tha' Superin tendent Walker Wear wanted. Hon. Scdtt Lonoof New York, died at Morris Plains, N. J., on the 10th. The Bank of Ireland is receiving aid from the Bank ot Knglaud. Lord Carnarvon was banqueted by the Harbor Commissioners ot Belfast, Iraland. on the 10th. Christian Coopkr, aged 111 years, dlol at Livingston, Columbia County, N, Y., on the 10th. Prince Henry ok Battenberq has re- slguol his commission in the German army. An unsuccessful attompt was mado ot Westminster, O., on the 10th, to blow up the saloon of Neal & BldwelU The schooner Erie Wave was capsized off Long Point, OnU, on the 10 lb, and two lives were lost. Co'inwall, ex-Socretaryof the gonorat Fost-olllce at Dublin, has boon refused a pension. A quarantine ngatntt Cantdiau vos sols has been ordered by tho Boston Board ot Health. . NcuBROUj disasters occurred on Liki Huron during the storm of the 8th and 9.h. AnctiBtsaop Walsh, in a public peocb at Dublin, protested agattst de priving Catholic children ot State aid In Education. Brainard, the Vermont bank President, who was kidnaped In Manitoba, escaped from tho dotectives at Minneapolis, on the 10th, aud is supposed to be hidinj in Winnipeg. The Sullivan-Ryan contest Is off, Sulli van belug unable to obtain tho consent of the proprietors ot Lstor & Allon'i min strels, with whom he Is engaged. Hon. A. Binoham, ex-Mluistor to Ja pan, arrived at his old home In Ca lls, O., on the 10;h, after au absinco ot thirteen years. ' The Mississippi Republicans will not put Up a ticket this year. The Cincinnati Chamber ot Commerce has appointed a committor to collect funds for tho cyclone sufforers. , Resolutions on the death ot Gonoral Grant were adopt! by the Socloty ot the Army ot the Tennossoo at Chicago. SscnETARY Bayard was informed by cable on the 10th, that cholera was preva lent at Shanghai, China. Miss Van Zandt has been engaged to oppear In opera at Moscow durln r tho coming winter. She will receive $5 JO for oach performano v ,? General Miles, jmt returned from the Indian Territory, reports the cattle men 0:1 the move, and all will be oil the Cheyenne Reservation in a month. The river coal minors' strike in Penn sylvania is spretding. Ma. JonN K. Crosi, Mombor of Parlia ment for Bolton, start od for the United States on the 10th to inquire into indus trial questions in cmuoction with the present.adopresslon In Groat Britain, Hois accompanied by his son. Rev. Alberts. Hudson, Congregation -al clergy m vi of Ayer, Mass., has been sont ta the inanne asylum. The cause is over' work, he MUg engaged, in addition to hlsasy)pal labors, in writing the history of thtf town ot t adbury. A oas well was struck at Cameron, N, )J, on the 10th, at a depth ot fifty feet, while one ot the residents was boring for water. The gas is flowing with consider ablo force and oil speculators are already loaslu land. The statue X cotnmodir Perry was unveiled at Newport, R. I., on the 1st, with Imposing ceremonies. A Freethinkers' convention began its sessions at Albany, N. Yn on tlt lltb. The health of Lord Randolph ChurchilL Secretary of State for India, baa given away ander the strata ot his official du tie and the pstrt he has taken in the par liamentary Campaign. All of his political ncagaavns have been canceled In sc. cordsuoe with the Imperative demands of ht physicians. Colonel William Sirwelx, who com manded the Seveuty-eighth Pennsylvania Ragimont during the late war, died on the 0th at bis residence In Kittannlng, Pa., from caucerot the throat, his -nymp toms being an exact counterpart ot tboie of General Grant. A REMtr fund for cholera sufftrjrs has been started by the Lord Mayor ot Lon don. The Commission o! Int rnal Revenue reports that the amount of distilled spirits gone into consumption In the United State? during the flteal year ended June 30, 15, Is ),13C,901 gallons, and the amount of malt liquors on which tax was paid during the same period is 19,183,951 barrels. The amount ot wins coniumel in this county during fie year 1834 is es Situated a S),508,31i gallons. Molue SIaouirism Is rampant again in Pennsylvania. - The imports of dry goods for the week at the port ot New York amounted to S3M2.HT. Niwi concerning the Caroline Islands affair ia again decided lr warlike ut tone, THiSwatara took $10,410,003 In sliver from the New Orloans Mint to be con veyed North. The American steamer Nederland, at Antwerp, bad eight feet of water in her engine rooms on the lltb. The vessel wrecked off Two Rivers, Wis., was the scow Milton. Her entire crew were lost. 1 - There was a small revolution among the soldiers In Madrid on the lltb. but it was soon suppressed. The international yacht raoc was again postponed on the 11th, the wind proving insufficient to carry the vessels over the course within the limit of seven hours. Another start was to be made on the 12th. There has been no personal correspond ence between King Alfonso and Emperor Williamson the Carolines affair. Three ladies were drownail In Lake Traverse, near Brown's Valley, Mian., on the 11th by the overturning of a row- boat. Minister Cox bad an Intorvlow on tut 11th with Said Pasha, Grand Vizier of Turkey, regarding the tariff laws. Congressman Little, ot Ohio, has is sued an appeal for help for tho Washing ton Court Home cyclone sufforers. Toe reported signing of the protocol by Russia and . Germany delimiting the Russo-Afghan frontier is confirmed, , . , Three warehouses of the Milwaukee Cement Company, togother with their contents, were destroyed by fire on the lltb. John C Durand, a silk manufacturer of Hoboken, N. J., was shot aud proba bly mortally wouuded on the 11th by Claude Stuvale. Miss Clara Barton, of the Red Cross Socloty, New York, proposes to voto this fall, even it she has to taka the voter's oath. Frtd Pairs-, German, arreted for dis orderly conduct at St. Paul, Minn., on the 11th, committed suicide in tho municipal court-room by blowing bis brains out with a revolver. Bio Bear was tried at Rogtna on tht 11th, on a charge of treason-felony, and. found guilty. Senteuce deferred. It is understood that Goueral Sheridan will return to Washington about October 1st, and that the new mombers of his staff will be arraagod at once. M. C. Rockwell, the cx-batikor of Union, N. Y., and his clerk, D. J. Palmer, were arrested on the lltb, charged with larceny in the first degree in misappro priating $"iO,O0J. The complaint Is made by Mrs. Livingston, a depositor. Secretary Bayaid was Inform 1 by cable on the 11th that cholora is increas ing in Palermo and Sicily gouorally. Inspector-Genrrau Nelson H. Davis will bo plnod on the retire 1 list the 2)th Inst. His succosior, it Is understood, will eithor be Gonoral Roger Jones or Gonsral A. Baird. The former is the senior officer, bit the latter Is said to have ' the more brilliant record aud stronger Indors mtunfc. In the Holman murder caso, at Morgan- field, Ind., on the lltb, after n trial of a week, during which over 2i') witnessed were examined,- the jury after bslng out six hours, returned a verdict ot man slaughter, and fixed Holman's punish ment at ten yoars In the Penitentiary at hard labor. - Two cases of small -pox were detected at the depot at Troy, N. Y., on the 1 Jth. Thoy wore removed to the post bouso. Quite a pania was caused among the wait ing passengers whoa the announcement was made ant they precipitately flod from the dopot. A xeetinq ot the employes ot the In ternal Revenue Buroau was hold at Wash ington. D. C, on the 11th, to take suitable action In regard toXUo doath ft, E. A. Rollins, formerly Commissioner of In ternal Revenue Appropriate resolutions were adopted. . ' . CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The oil factory ot Swan & Finch, at New York, was destroyed by fire on the U'tU. At Fresno, Cnl., tho winery and distil- Lry of tho Friuo vineyard was burned on the 12ih, Trade prospec's lu E tgland ororcjort- ed I r.ghter than for some timo. The imports of merchandise at New York for tho week ended the 12ta wen valued at $8 102 2.H TnE Spanish peuplo aro clamoring for a war with Germany, or, failing that, a revolution. Concord, Mas, celebrated tho 2."0th anniversary ct the Incorporation of tho town on the 12th. Mrs. E. A Canfikld was killed by the accidental discharge ot a pistol at Youk ers, N. Y., on tho 12th. An effort is bolng made to form a union between the EuglUh Liberals and Irish Conservatives against Parnoll. Riddle, ex-President of the defunct Penn Bank, at Pittsburgh, Pa,, has been discharged from custody. ' ' France is agitated over the discovery that Gorman spi -s are haunting nearly all the fort i 11)1 towns ot the country. Rom rt Greenwood, an old citisou ol Indianapolis, Ind., fell down his stairway on the 12th and was kulel. The Russian Government Is very active in the matter of building fortifications and dofensos at Scbastopol and oth r pcs. Henry WaudBseciter publishes a card In the Rochester (N. Y.) J'ost-Etflrai in favor of hi;hlicene. ' ' ;" . A B rd of Apaches recently raided a ranch in the S tuta Fe Valley, New Mexl co, and killed a man named Pollock. It ia understood that. M. Grevy has changed bis mind about the l'res dency of the French Republic, aud that be has professed a willinguess to continue In office. A train on the Denver & South Park Boad was wreck m1 on the-12th, and a Mrs. Cronkhite, of Denver, CoL, was seriously Injured. Tue Liberal party in Eugland are still without any definite political programme, and a conference of all the I ocognisod leaders ot the parly baa beet decided upon. ClARiNCS and Herbert Morrison, ot Muskegon, Mich., went sail in ; on the lake on the 12lh and are supposed to be lost. The remains of Depa'y United States Marshal Miller, who has been missing for several wmks, has been found in En inner County, Teunesso. He bad, probably, been killed by moonshiners. Washixgton men who want the Dis trict offices are wai ing b?cause President Cleveland li not susceptible to soc ety and club influence. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. On the Briarfleld plantation Jefforson Davis will ralte six hun Ired bales ot cot ton this year. A woman In Logan County, Ken tucky, takes her rest in batches of three days and nights' sleep at a time, and then keeps awake for a like period. She is eighty years old,,) Ida Katzor committed suicide near Leon Springs, Tex., a few days ago because her parents wanted bar 'to. marry a noon named Prjllar. , , . The elections In Anderson and Montague counties, Texas, were a Waterloo for .the Prohibitionists. . . I During; a fire at Waxabachte. Tex., a few nights ago a trunk, thrown from a window, struck and it is thought fatally injured Mr. 8imp Wilson, .. Charles William), a negro, shot and killed Polk Mitchell, a street-car driver, at Chattanooga, Tenn., a few days since. The murderer was lynched. Cotton has been damaged fully twenty per cent, in portions ot Mississippi by tha drou'h, and many estimate the damage much greater. Mrs. H. C. Hutso, wife of a prominent contractor, was assaulted on the street In Chattanooga, Tena., a few, nights ago by a ruffian, who knocked her down and rob bed her of ber portmonuaio. ' Btwj was painfully bruised. Tae assailant es caped. . John nofTnan fatally stabbed a negro by the name ot Hirrison Uladdish at Hop- kinsville, Ky., a few ni ;hts ago, The un fortunate man was almost disemboweled. The shyer is in jail to await the action of the Grand Jury. ,- . . Allen Thompson, a negro living near Liudan, Tex., beat his stop-dau btcr to death with a club a few days ago. He bad frequently beatoq her, and fearing arrest therefor he concludod to kill her. Lynching was threatened. , The colored debating socloty In a Geor gia town bas been discussing the question, "Which Are the Most Useful to Socloty, Lawyers or Buzzards?" ' North Carolina Is building up an ext?n- sivo trade In cherry lumber. Tho wild cherry grows abundantly in the moun tains. Thomas Manuel went into San Antonio, Tex., from a hunting trip with a fatal wound in the neck. He said he bad been accidentally shot by his companion, name unknown. Tho c ty of Fort Worth, Tox., ond Pre cinct Number one of Tarrent County voted! on Prohibition a few days ago. The pro position to stop the sale ot liquor was do featod by nearly 1,703 majority. The Swatara, which wasordorad to New Orleans to transfer silver coin from the sub-Treasury to Washington, took on board $12,000,0:0 and sailed on the 12th. A curious case ot lunacy bas developed at Conyors, Ga. Newton Hammock, a iromlnent citlson, joinod the Baptist Church by immersion. Tho ceremony drove him crazy, and bs has been com mitted to an asylum. News comes from Bristol, Tenn., of the cremation, a few days ago, at Chillhowee, a settlomont in Sullivan County, of James Sharetr. Ho was standing over a fire in bis shop, took a fit aud fell suddenly Into tho fire. He was burned to a crisp before assistauci arrived. Abraham Pope, owned a bouso at Rock Run, Ala., that ho rented to a white man named Hart. A few days ago, while at tempting to collect bis rent, he and Hart becamo Involved In a quarrel, and Hart se sod a rock with which he crushed Pope's sku'L Hart escaped, but officers were In ursutt. A horribl) murder was committed a few nights ago at a colored church ten miles oast of Canton, Miss. Leon Cockrell, a negro school-teacher, shot Aaron Mars, a colored deacon, while the latter was kneeling with the congregation in prayer. Jamos Sniith was fatally stabbed ' at Louisville, Ky., a few nights ago by bis stop-father, HarvCy Clark. ' Sniith and his mother bad sold a calf, and Clark de manded the nioaoy. Ou being refused, he tried to shoot his wife. The son seised the gun, and in the struggle which ensued he was stabbed throe times by Clirk. Several weeks ago Mrs, E. R, .Tenant, of Marietta, 'Ga., was tendered and ac cepted the' place ot Superintendent ot Womon's Work at tlio Now Orleans Ex p)silion, the phi 00 formerly bold by Julia Ward Howe. She pub'ishos a card re signing the position, assigning' as a rea son: "My husband is opposed to It, and I give it np in deference to his wishes." . Fifty years ago E'len Johnson, a colored woman, was separated from ber mother at Louisville, Ky., the latter being sold and sent to New Orleans. The mother ar rived in Louisville a few .days ago hole and hearty, bhe Is 112 years old and the daughtor sixty years old. Living In the house with Mrs. Ellen Johnson are her great-grandchildren. This makes them great-great-grandchildren of Mrs. John son's mother. Strange as It may seem, the great-great-grandmother, and the great-grandmother, the grandmother, mother and children all assembled in the same room a few days since. A double tragedy resulting In the mor tal wounding of two persons occurred at Atlanta, Ga., a few nights ago. Miss Ida Maxwell eloped with John Shclton and married bim at his mother's, whither be was followed by the girl's father and ' brother armed. The elder Maxwell was about to shoot at Sbelton when the latter brained young Maxwell with a hatchet. He then fired at the old man and he fell mortally wounded. I A suit was decided at Charlotte, N. C, a few days ago, in the Superior Court in volving points ot interest to" tho general public. In .January, 18S3, Jauios Q. Holmes, lae ot Charleston, and now ol Baltimore, was ejected from the only first-class passenger ear of a train on the Carolina Central Railway, and forced to ride for some hours In a car filled with to bacco smoke. He claimed damages in tht sum ot $o,000 and a jury awarded him $I7 New Orleans has a building boom. The railway tank at tha Longvlew (Tbjc) Junction not working properly a few days since, Charles Hunter, an em ploye ot the round-houso, was sent np to pot it In proper order. Slipping in, he was drowned before assistance could ar rive. After Investigating the reports ot im moral conduct in Cincinnati of Rit. James G. Armstrong, rector ot St Phil lip's Church ot Atlanta, Ga., the vestry passed resolution to the effect that the. facta did not warrant a withdrawal ot coaOdecze in bim. Ho ha resumed bis duties- ST. LOUIS' PRIDE. Opening of the Great Exposition For IM Second Season A Display of Bare Grand eur and Extent Twenty Thomanil Peo ple Attest by Their Presence Their Inter est in the Enterprise. St. Louis, Mo.; September 10. Tb opening ot the Exposition last night was a surprise to everybody. The sky was filled with heavy clouds that Indicated, a wet night j the atmosphere was damp and chilly and the night was considered anything bat favorable to a largo out ponrlbg ol slgbt-seors. No one supposed that there would be more than thou? eaud or fifteen bnndred persons .resent, but when at seven o'clock, the crowd began to pour into the building at all the entrances, it whs evldont that the attendance would be beyond, all expectations. ' The Impression- pre vailed to a great extent that tho show would open In an unfinished condition, and that it would be better to wait for two or three days before golngj thousands undoubtedly stayed away last night on this account, but it was esti mated that fully 20,000 people attended between seven and ball past nine o'clock. At times tbe aisles on the main floor were blockaded .by tbe crowd and It was almost Impossible to move backward or forward, and the same thing was of fre quent occurrence in tbe, galleries. Tbe crowd was very good-natured, however, arid seemed contented with ' such glimpses ol tbe exhibit as could be ob tained at Intervals when the masses ol humanity were In motion. Another surprise was tbe condition ol tbe displays. On Monday and Tuesday it was freely predicted by knowing ones tint the Exposition would open with only half a show and the other half of the exhibits would be la confused and partially finished state. Up to yesterday morning tbe outlook was Indeed discouraging. It seemed as if more than half .tbe ex hibits were la such a state that it would be Impossible to make them presentable by night. The aisles were littered with shavings and debris of all sorts or par tially blockaded by boxes, lumber and rubbish, and many ot tbe cases were close ly wrapped with muslin, shutting oat all view of the Inside where the trimmers were at work. But yesterday afternoon the sweepers were set at work, tbe aisles were cleared and cleaned, ana Deiore dark a striking transformation took place. When tbe doors were thrown open lor tbe admission 01 toe public In the evening, tbe brilliant blaze of tbe electric light revealed a scene full of beauty and grandeur. . With not more than three or . four exceptions, every exhibit In tbe bnlldlng was finished, with the exception, perhaps, of a few minor details, which would not add very mate rially to tho general result, and the crowd witnessed a display which utterly eclipsed that ot last year in the nutters of both quantity and roagnitiido. In point of magnitude it Is a satisfactory surprise to'everybody, and one bas but to stroll leisurely through the building examining carefully sach exhibit to got au idea of what a vast exhibition it is. It Is too largo to see thoroughly la one or evca two days, and It scorns as If one could spend a week there and still not see all there is to be seen. - It Is also a notlceablo fact that the local exhibitors have been much more liberal in their displays this year than they wore last, and evidences ot lavish expenditure are visible everywhere. They have evidently satisfied themselves that a rich and extensive display is a good Investment, and have acted accord ingly. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE. Annual Reunion of the Society of the Army f the Tennessee at Chicago Rook Island ( Selected as the Next Hive of Meeting. Chicago, III., September 10. The annual reunion of the officers of the Army of the Tennessoe began Its session at Haverly's Minstrel Theater, yostcrdsy morning. About three hundred mem bers were in attendance. ,.At eleven o'clock General. Chetlaln, . President ot the local society, called the meeting to order. General Sherman, President ot the society, was then formally Intro duced. Governor Oglesby of Illinois, Gov ernor Sherman of Iowa, Governor Alger Of Michigan and ex-Governer Fletcher of Missouri were called tor and. took tbelr places at the bask of the stage. - At this moment General Logan entered the hall. Every one rose to his feet and a shout, went np that shook tbe halt, The General took his sent on the singe With tbe other distinguished men. Gen eral Sherman, General Logan, Bishop Fallow, Governor Oglesby and General Greenn.Raum were appointed a committee to draft resolutions on the death of Gen eral Grant. Mrs. General Grant was made a substitute member to take her husband's place la the society. The same honor was accorded tha widows ot General Craft J. Wright and Captain Josiah Barbour, both of Ohio. The regrets of Governor Rusk were read, and also a dispatch from Hong Kong, signed 'Pitnam" "an old Brit ish o tllcer," which suggested that - tbe society pass suitable resolutions to tbe mem ot "Grant and Gordon, the two grcati . soldiers the world has ever pro duced." - The committee on time and place ot the next meeting decided upon Rock Island, III., as the place, and September 15th and ICtb, 18SC, as tbe dates. A Cat Thief. Boston Mass., September 10. George S. Billlson, the letter carrier, who was arrested Tuesday charged with robbing tbe malls, was examined yesterday, and held In $1,500 for trial. His alieged method was adroit and original. Letters are frequently thrown by mistake Into tbe wrong route pile. Tbcse tbe car Tiers are accustomed to sort out aad re turn for distribution. Billlson, it Is said, stole no letters belonzlng in his pile, 'but only those Improperly placed there, thus casting suspicion on other men. Blliison's indorsement was louna on a stolen note, and he was caught by means ot a decoy letter. - '.- A Fever-Strlckea Cralt. Naw Tom, September 9. The brig L. A. Reglna, arrived yesterday from Cay enne, South America. Captain Keene, of Prospect, Maine, died on board on August 4(b, and was buried at sea. On August 17th, an Italian seaman died, aad bis death was followed on the next day. by that of tbe Italian mate TortorteUa Domenlco. On August SOth, another seaman died, and on September 3d, an other. The brig now lies at quaraatlae with two men sick on board. The eaisa of death is reported to have been Telia I lever. THE CROPS. Gleanings From the Monthly Report of tha Department of Agriculture The Move ment of Spring Wheat In tha Northwest-. An Overstock ot Flour and Little Outside Denumd. Washington, D, C, September 10. Tho September cotton report of the De partment ot Agriculture shows tbe prev alence of hot and dry weather during August except In Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, A shedding of bolls and a decrease of, vitality have resulted quite generally. Tbe drought bas been seri ous In Texas and Arkansas and quite general In Western Tennessee, Southern Alabama, Georgia . and tbe Carolinas. Tbe caterpillar bas caused much damage In Soutbern Texas and Arkansas and la Ceutral . and , Southern Alabama. Its prevalence Is noted throughout Central and Soutbern - Georgia, with small effect, as yet. Tbe boll worm is causing much damage In tho black belt of Alabama, and In Arkansas and Texas. The condition ot the crop bas declined In every State. The average is 87 against $6 1-2 in August. Last year It was 63 In SeDtember aud 87 lu August. The pres ent average Is two points above tbo Sep tember average ot ten years. '.. Tbe fig ures for tbe several States are as fol lows: Virginia.... '. Kortli C'arollula.. Kouth Carolina.... Georgia.... Florida., Alitbumn MlBSlHSlppl ...,., flh 86 ..S8 ,....!H 90 88 K Loiilsluna Texas Arkansas J Yept8eo... ...87 GeneratiT. plants are vigorous and capable, with Nvorablo auluiua weather, of an ample grotf-n -nnd ' boll develop ment. In tbo dlst.ts most Infested with cotton worms tho lbsi is Irrepara ble and still threatening. . . BPRIxa WHKAT. The condition ol sprina wheat bas ; Impairedsince the 1st of A'ugnst In thv. northwest, tho district of priuclpal pro duction. Heavy rains were followed by extreme beat botwocn the first and mid dle of August, just before harvest, shriv eling gram ana causing rust, ueavy wind storms prostrated and lujured large areas. Ia Nebraska there Is some complaint of smut and a little In Dakota. Tbe chinch bugs have done some oamase In Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tbe in jury was greater in August than In July. For Wipoonsln, 77; a loss of 8 points. Minnesota, Hi a loss of 5. Dakota. 6j a loss ot 4. low. 88: a loss of 7. Northern New Knglaud, Colorado and tbe Territories . are nearly all or quite up to 100. TJ?o general average for all spring wheat is 86 1-2, against 05 in Aucust. Tbe crop of last year was 150,000,000 bushels. WtNTKH WIIKAT. Returns of winter wbeat are almost identical In results with those ot July. There Is a slight advauce lu Michigan, Texas, Maryland and some other States, and a point or two of decrease in sev eral. Tbe goneral avcrago Is us 8-10, against G5 In July. Except as tbe result of threshing may change present ex pectations, the winter wheat area maybe placed at 217,000,000 bushels, and the remaluinz area uoout; ist.uuu.uuu. it in Juries reported In tho stack should prove to be greater than at present apparent, a lew millions oi reduction migut stui ao- crue. CORN. Tbo condition ot corn still "continues bigh, ranging from 90 to 100 in State av erages. Tbe gonoral - average Is 95, against 96 in August. It was last year CI in September. Frosts have wrought very llttlo Injury, and will be capable of little It deterred ten days. Tho prospect Is still favorable for a crop slightly above an average " . movement of tur spring wheat crop IX TUB NORTHWEST. Bt. Paul, Mi.nx., September 10. The movement of tho spriug wheat crop in tbe Northwest has just begun. In tbo Northern Pacific country, . where . the heaviest movement comes early, farmers are borrowing money with which to build granaries on their farms and It is likely that less grain will be stored In elevators this year than hitherto. . Tbe Northern FaclQc Elevator Company is lending tbe farmers money on their crops and allowing them to keep tne grain on their farms, the only condition belns tbat the company snail he allowed the first chauce to buy tbe grain wben the farmers get ready to sell. Other com panies are also lending money, and larmi ers are able to cot all they want on rea sonable terms. This will have a decided effect ou prices, as it enables . tbe farmer to hold bis wheat nutil he Is ready to ell The movement of tbe crop so far bas been very light, and threshing has not advanced sufficiently to give a correct Idea ot the yield. Reports are generally disappointing to those who have claimed a full crop. Threshing has been delayed by recent boavr rains. A large amount of No. 1 bard wheat was sold at Minne apolis last week at about eighty cents, and was all bought for local millers- The flour market is in a very bad way. For tbe past three months tbeproduc tion bas been less than ever before In the same time, bnt prices have steadily declined. The Idle mills start up1 strain next week, and the production will be very largely Increased. What will be done with the flour nobody knows, as there Is absolutely no -demand for the small amount now being made except the low grade The capacity of tho mills is 160,000 barrels per week. Chinamen Mt blted By Indians and Whiles 6 rattle, t. T., September 10. Monday night thirteen miles east of hero ft mob of Indiana headed by white men attacked a party of Chinese bop-pickers with clubs 'and stones, killing two o them and woundtos four. In formei years Indians exclusively had been hired to pick hops, but this year one firm hired Chinamen, which caused the outbreak. Tbe Chinese were warned ta leave, bul refused to do so. The AmUrs of the Sabeldised Railroads. Washixgtox, D. C, September 11. Assistant Secretary Jenks ot the Interior Department Is devoting considerable at tention to ttM affairs of the subsidised Psrlfle Railroad. A alnsle annual re port, In his opinion, Is inadequate for supplying tbe department with full and comprehensive particulars of the finan cial condition of the roads. Quarterlf rpnnri. he aav. ahould be made, show ing not only the earnings and expendi tures ol tae roaas, oat aiso e bwii of rolling stock and otqer property longing to tae road, FOfwrrflrrvsT rrepatng For the Elections In England The Method of Formulating Tarty Is suesIreland and Irish Autonomy Tk Ing a Prominent Position Unth Liberals nnd Tories Coquetting Wl'h the Parnell- ' Ites. . , Lokdox, September 13. November thi Uth having been selected for polling- day, tbe manifestos ot political leaders; j are next In order. In this country, In the place of political , platforms by conventions, there are addresses by party chief . Sir Michael Hicks -Beach, as the representative . ot , tbe. orthodox conservatism la the elective chamber, rosy be expected to lead tho dance, un less Lord Randolph Churchill, illness notwithstanding, should happen to bo first lu tbe field. Both are probably en gaged at this moment drafting the dec larations ot policy which aro to sound tbe keynote-of tbe fl-ht. Mr. Glad stone's reply to tho Tory chal lenge shguld immediately appear sua both sides thereupon fall to In -grim earnest. Campaign speeches usual ly follow the addresses; this year they have to a large extent preceded them, and tbe country alroody knows what tho main issues are to be. Lord Randolph T faces the Birmingham Radical caucus with a scheme of -Tory Democracy, Chamberlain flings dowu tbe gauge of land reform, free schools aud local self government; Beach raises tbo flag of protection In tbe counties, and Bright appears In tbe lists as the champion of f reo trade. These are national Issues. , Sec- . tional interests aro not less clearly do- fined by such representative loaders as lioscberry, Morgan and tbe Irish patriots, Scotland is absorbed Injtlio disestablish ment craze and bids fair to treat herself to a Liberal split and Tory gains. Wales is stirret to her depths by tbe Irich revolt and bIiows a firm front for principality interests. Ireland's cam paign will decldo whether tho cry for tbo repeal of the union is the d-. mand of tbe nation or a faction, it is orth notblne that th leading Issues In Kngluml, Scouauii and Wales point to homo rule as tho only practicable solu lutlon, leaving Ireland entirely out of the question. Air. Uladstone has repeatedly admltlted, both lnsldu and outside Par liament, tbat tbe pressure ot public busi ness alone points to tbo absolute neces sity of some form of distribution ol local or National legislation among the locali ties or nationaltles respectively Interest ed. Take for Instance the Manchester ship canal bill. It is a measure ot purely local Interest and ought not to bavo en joyed the attention of Irish, Scotch aud weisn memuers ior a i:ngio nour, instead of taking up sitting after silting, week after week uud month after month to the dotrlment of Urgent lmperlal Interests affecting tho cornmou family of nations. The Scotch disestablishment affords another instance. Gladstone has deliberately placed himself on record with respect to this measure, that it is one lor Scotchmen soiciy to ueai wun. He does not attempt to rcconcllo this statement with tho fact that Scotchmen are utterly powerless -to control legisla tion on this or any snnlcct, and are en tirely In tho bands of a majority com posed of English, Welsh and Irian mem-. bers. Mr. Gladstone, fludlng blmsolf under the necessity, and a serious neces sity It Is, ot protesting against disestab lishment belug made a test question at tbe Scotch elections, has unconsciously placed himself at the side of Mr. Tar-. cell, a supporter of home-rule in its wid est application. Mr. Gladstone has 'for. years past championed local self-government, a restricted form ot home-rule. Local sclt-governmont as it confronts politicians in England to-day is home rule in no restricted sense, but In Its fullest and completcst aspect Tbe timo fot confining local self-government to un important urban and suburban bodies, partly elective and partly uon-clcctlvc, bas passed. Thanks to l'arnell aad bis courageous lieutenants, a uniform elect ive system, with full control over finances, appointments and internal administra tion, is tbe Inevitable next step. Na tional self-government with imperial functions for a central authority, musl follow as natnrally as water flows dowu hill. Mr. Chamberlain, Sir Charles D like, Lord Uartlngton and all Liberals of prominence have pronounced for tb fullest and completcst scbeme- ot local self-government short of National home rule, and it will be the chlof object oi Lord Churchill's Tory democracy, If not of tbe orthodox Conservatives under Lord Salisbury, to outbid the Liberals in this as they did in the franchise rill, an convert borne rule in the counties bofho rulo for tho nations, unless! tho Liberals, foreseeing this, promptly fore stall them an'l jroake National legislation; a prominent plank In the Liberal plpWfurm. It is too early yet to figure on the number of scats to be contested at the approach-' Ing election, but the returns already received' make It tolerably certain -that fullv three fifths of tbe one-seat divisions will be contested. Ou the Liberal sidu fewer candidates hava appeared in the newly created ruraV constituencies than had been anticipated.' The party managers are indiposed to find money for candidates uuable to pay tbe ex penses of a contested election themselvet and a niggardly spirit, as unusual as it Is alarming to nominees of local political bodies, Is manifested at headquarters. At Conservative headquarters all Is life, activity and downright hard work. Two-thirds or more of the scats ' which tbe managers consider worth contesting have been supplied with candidates and the party is providing the necessary funds with unsparing baud. IJealy, In his promised speech on Chamberlain and tbe English Radical programme to-morrow Is expected to bring out all the lights and shades of local self-government schemes of rival English politicians, and show the Intimate relationship of local to National borne rule as advocated for Ireland by Farnell. llcaly Is tbe most outspoken member ot tbo Irish l'arliamentary party, and," as Parnell has given him carte blanche to say what he likes on this oc casion, his utterances are lookrd forward to with interest, not only by the Liberals and Conservative leaders, but In the largo English boroughs where the Irish vote is an Important element. The Dago's Deadly Dirk. Chicago, III., September It. Yester day morning five young men walking down Halstcad street topped near the stand ol MicBael Rossa, a frnlt peddler, while one ot their number purchased sorn bananas. Becoming enraged be cause one of tbe young men took a banana which had not been paid for, Roeea seised a Ions, pointed knife and plunged it Into tbe breast ot John Kehoe. The wonnded nun ran across tbe street and fell dead. Rossa fled, bnt baa been captured. lie admit the cutting, but claims it was done ta self-dcfeas.