THE KAST. The residence of Gov. Van Zandt, of Rhodc Is] and, at Newport, was robbcd a few nights ago of jowelry valued at L35,000. NoBWIOH, Ct. , is groatly excited over hat the local phvBicians pronounce au outbreak of genuino Asiatic cholera. Sevcral ili have occurrcd f rorn the diseaso John J. Burchell, an extensivo New York bnilder haa failed for $1 500,000. Secretauy Sherman went to New York last week, and had a conference with the Syndicato touchiug his preparationa for the remimption of specie payments. Mr. Shorman said Uiat the eoin now ín the treasury waa amnly suflicient for purposes of resmnption, and that lic would make no further KaleH of bonds on this account. Thn menibers of the Syndicato exprestcd themeelrcs as being in accord with these views, and plcdged thomselvoa to aBsist him in canyiug out the Eesumption act. Theodore Fisiieb, Frederiok J. Muller. John .Musset, James Andrews, James Hamlin, and John McCarty (bojB) woro drowned at New York, while boatnig and bathing in the river That was a cunous caso of Bwindling liy the ïruBtees of the Teutonia Bank of New York. By the confesp ion of the Secretary of the bank it seems that for several yeara hewas in tho habit of buying securititR and charging them on the books at higher ratos than were actually paid, tho difference licing divided up among the Trustees. Thus was banking rendered more profitable unto Ihe Trastees than unte the stcekholder?. THE WKST. Müavaukee was visited by a destructive fire last weck. The extensivo tobáceo nianllfactory of B. Leidersdorf & Co. was burned involving a loss of '5I100,000. Gen. Howard has met tlie hostile Indiaas, or a portion of them, in battle, nnd, if the dispatches aro to be relied on, inflïcted a diaastrous defeat npon the rcd-Rkinned raFcaJs The meager account of the affair telegraphed from San Francisco otates that he found the Indiana in forco on a height near the head of Butte creek. Gen. Howard advanced his forces, consisting of seven coinpanies of cavalry, two of artillery, and a few volunteers and scouts, in two colurans. The Indiaus were strongly posted on a rocky crest. The troops deployed and advanced handsomely under a heavy fire. The ascent is described as steeper than that at Miseionary Kidge, but not a man broke the ranks, though sevcral saddleH were emptied and inany horses killed. The enemy was driven froni this position to another "height in the rear, of greater elevation, and crowned with natural defensea of lava rocks. In twentv minutes this position was also stormed from different sides at once, andarapid pursuit commenced of the flying Indians, who abandoned horsen, provisions, ammunition, and camp material. The hostiles made for the thick timber crowning the Blue Kidgo, and made another stand, but were again dislodged and pursued or five miles furtuer in the mountains. The rough country and great exhayntion of the men and horses caused a cessation of the pursuit. In this engagement five enlieted men were wounded and about twentv horses killed. The loss of the euemy conld not be ascertainod. Oeeoon dispatches report that the Bannocli Indians who wero thrashcd by Gen. Iloward have rocovered and are movins Eastward. b Advices from Oregon are to the effect that the worst of the Indian war is over. The savages hoped to obtain the assistance of the Columbia river bands, but were disappointed It was while ihey were waiting for this reinforcement that Howard truck and disperaed them. Mauy of them are supposed to be endeavoring to return to their reservation Thev show no disposition to attack towns or closo retüements, and, in faot, throughout the raid have avoided all fortiiied points or considerable parlies of armed men. Kemote ranches have RiKTered heavily in loss of stock, and many ranebmen and herders have been butchered" No defimte eftimate has yet been made of tbe munber of the killed, because many men known to hare been in the route of the savages probably escaped. The Governor of Oregon has issned a proclamation calling for volunteors to fight the hostüo savages. The Governor says that all friendly Indians will go to the hostilos whenever they find thev can be eucceesful against the whites : that ail fnenaiv Indiana, with few exceptions. are midnight alhes of the hostiles, and help them in removing stolen stock and plunder ; and that their premiset and pledges of friendship cannot be relied lipón. Dispatche from Crow Creek Indian Ageccy to the Chicago Tribune teil of the startlmg disclosures attending the opening of the safe of Livingtton, the agent at that pomt, who, when snrprised by a visit of nepection from Gen. Hammond iu March last locked up the safe and refused to reveal the ccmbinatiOD. The arrival of Indian CommisMODur Hayt, and tho opening of the safe nnder his Uircction, have revealed a system of fraud and plunder fully equalng all that had been reponed m connection with ihe administration of affan-rt at many of the Sioux agencies. The city of St. Louis has been suffcring a scasonof phenominally hot weather, the thennometor ranging from 90 to 105 degrees i the shade for several days in succession Bnsi ness was almost wholly paralyzed, people be ing afraid to venture out of doors. Hundred of ceople were proatrated by the heat, and kind of panic seizedupon thecommunitv. In on day there were 150 cases of sunstroke, 40 o whieh were fatal. Other sections of the Wes and Northwest have snffered from the extrem heat, case of suustroke being reported froi many towns and cities in Illiaois, Iowa, Wis cons.u and other States. In nmny iustancc farmers have been prostratcd by the hca whi!e wurkmg in the lie!ds. No sneu weather has been experionced withi ''}.'?.. memory of the oldest inhabitant Milhons of bushels of grain have been de stroyed m the Northwestern States by tho recent heavy rains. A dispatch from Portland, Ore., saje : " The troops nnder CoL Miles drove the Indians into the foot hills, near Cayuse station. They fought four or üve honrs at on range in the valley. Finally the troop.s and volunleers made a charge and drove them four miles to the hills, and captured several horses on the field. The volunteers did veil. ihe ofheer in command complimented them wil i. PLltC a ?umber oí Indiana wero killed, but tho nuraber coulá not be learnod. THE SOUTH. HENRYWisEwashanged atWaterboro, B. C, last week, for the murder of Mercer lirown, his rival in a love affair. Before the Potter sub-committee at New Orleans, Isaac W. Patton, the Chairma of the Democratie State Committeo in 187G testified: " Ho saw Andêrson about October Anderacm proposed that if the Democrat would support Nash for Congress he woulc give them two members of the General Assem bly, and from 1,500 to 1,800 in East Fehcian pansh. Witncss could not entertain the prop ositiou. but telegraphed for McCabe in Felic aua. He carne down and talked with Anderso about his treatment of the peopio. Anderso fanally agreod to go back if they would cas his scrip. Mr. l'atton agreed with" Mr. McCab to pay $150 of the amount. Tho witness gav Mr. Jenks 0. Mr. Jcnks said he would no take it as a bribe, but he would as a loan." WASHINGTON. The total issues of postage stamps Btamped envelopes and postal-cards dnrin (Ii6 ftecal year onding June 30 was $28,5B7,18 au incroaeo over tho previous fiscal year o $2,041,348. This is an unprecedented in crease, but it is duo in a great measure io tli extravagant efforts of country PostmasterK t dispose of stamps beforo tbe" change in th method of compensation under the new law. Hon. K. W. Thompson, the Secretar of tho Navy, has set out on a voyage of officia inspection of the navy yards, naval and life saving station?, otc, on the North Atlanti toast. expecUng to be absent sovtral week Attornoy General Devens bas been d( signattc bv the President to act as Hecretary of th Navy during tho absence of Secrotary Thompson. ' r The President has removed GeD Arthur and Hon. A. B. Cornell, Collector ace Naval Offieor of Netv York, and appointed Gei K. A. Merritt and Col. W. S. Burt to the vacani positions. The announeem ent of the change caused considorablo eicitement in politicalci clea in New York ar.d Washington. Ex-Gov. Kellogg, of Louisiana, ap peared before the Potter inveBtigatiDg commi tee en the llth inst., and was examined b Gen. Butler. Ho testified that the election i Louisiaua in 1876 wan entiroly logal. Tho wi ness gavo a dotailed statement as to the com position of the respective houses of the Legi latnre, and, after reeiting the law of Louis aua at coniderable length, ho etated that Gov Packard was legally inaugurated on the 8th o January 1877, at which time there wss Republican quorum in both houses. Gen Butler producid tables compiled fro the Returninc Board's figures, which showet that, aftcr the board had thrown out Bufflcien Democratie parishes to elcct the General A sembly, it was found thero were still two Haye lectorn defeated, whereupon tho Iieturnin Board threw out parishes and precincts unl they had suceteded in securing a majority o he Hayea elector?. The witness stated that, iKiimiiif,' that the figures be the correot ñudingu of the Keturning B'jnrd, it loft the General Aasembly Kepublican in both branche, and still left two Hayos eleetors in the minority. Mr. Butler - Whereupon the board proceedcd to give the Borew another twist? Witnesf - That is iiot my testimony. Q.- How much on tho return, as returned by tho lïeturning Board, did the lowcst Ilayea elector run behind rackard? A.- Tboao tables Fhow a majority for Governor of 401, while two Hepublican lectors (Xovisrtee und Joeeph) were in tho minority. Tho Tilden electors had a majority, I belíeve, on the face of tho return of the votes cant in tho different parishes originally, and so did Nicholls E. L, Wober was rocalled and questioned by Mr. Cox in rogard to the Sherman letter. Witness Raid ho found it in a box sent from hia brother at Bayou Sara to bis father-in-law's wareliouse iu Doualdsonville. He fouud the letter after Mrs. Jenks' viril ; tore it up at once because it gxposod my brother'n nrong-doing. My brother told me thers woro no groundK for protesting tho parish. Witnesa admitted ho had been indietod, forfeited lus bond, and af terwardv, at tho suggestion of the District Attorncy, mado a false aftidavit in order to have the bond restored. In auswer to tho question relating to lii.s indictment. vitnpss, tiirm'ng to Mr. Cox, Faid excitcdlv : " You Republicana could uso my brother wbo is doad; to-day you could une un on tho stand to swear toany kind of a lio that you wantf d in order to support and sustain you; todïiy that you can't u" mo as your too1, you proposo to ruin me." Gov. Cox disclaimcd iiiA suoh notion as that imputedto him by witnesx. and Haid he wanted to give witness au opportnuity to vindicate himsilf. E-x-Gov. ReïiLoc.g was aain before he Potter committee on tho 12t.h insL Roferring to the MaoYeagh Commiesion, the witness ïeard, last fall, that the Sherman letter had eou found atnong D. A. Webcr's papers, and hat Mrs. JcnkB had procured posession of it hrough her intimacy with the Weber family. Mrs. Jenkg had callcd uponhim in NcwOrleañs and spoken oí the Sherman letter. White exirainiug tho contenta of the docuinont, Mr8. Jeuks sat on a sofa nnd pretended to be readng hini the substance of tho letter from a paer whioh Rhe held in her hand. The witness iontradictcd many of the statements of James 3. Andcifon, hom ho regarded as ntterly uureliable. He denied that false protests and ifiidavits relating to intimiilation wero used eforo the lleturmng Board as & pretext tot hrowing out Democratie majoritios. He produced letters from the Weber brothers certifyng to the intimidation that prevailed in tho Feliciana parishes. Kellogg explained that ;he $20,000 borrowed in Chicago was for his irivate use, and was not omployed in connccion with the electoral count. ArroiNTMENTS by the President: Alexanderüeed, of Ohio, Ileceiver of Public Monoys at Walla Walla, Washington Territory ; Eliot 3. Jewett, of Missouri, Commissioner io the Paris International Exposition ; Caspar H. Stibolt, of Iowa, Consul at Campoachy, llexi;o; Eugene Schuyler, Comul at Birmingham, Eng. Dun, Barlow Sc Co. , report that the " failures in the United States, for the iirst sis months of the present year, are 5,825, aaagainst 4,749 in 1877, au increase of over 1,000 in munter, equal to nearly 25 per cent. The liabilitics for tho lirst half of 1878 are $130.000.000, as against 499,000,000 for the samo period of last year, a percentage of increaae still greater. These ligures are of grate import as ari indication of the state of trado. Never before in an equal period in the history pf the country have business misfortunes been so numerous or aggregated an aniount of loss by bad debts so great." Contkaet to general expectation, the anuiversary of the Battle of the Boyne was unproductive of bloodshed in the city of Moutreal The Orangemen went to their hall and the Catholicá gathered outside, the Jatter in vast íuimberc. liacked by the Mayor's 500 special pólice, When the appointed hour came for the procession the Orangemeu did not like the appearance of things on the street, and rcmained iuside. Six of the leading Orangemen wf re arrested upon speoial warrants, tbe trial of whom wil) test wlicthcr the Or&ugo body is a legal society. Thk Potter committee occupied itself on the 13th with ex-Senator Kellogg, and completed his examination. Nothing of material mportance was elicikd. Gen. Butler eudeavored to elicit from the witness a statement as to whether or not all tbc visiting statesmen, commissioners, and others connected with the eleclion in Louisiana had been rewarded with oftices. Mr. Hiscock oljected to such testirnonv upon the ground that its only object was to throw ridicule upon the President. Butler disclaimed any intention to cast ridicule. He eaid it was hard to gild tho lily or paint the rose. Some porsons wero so ridicnlous that nothing he could do could add to it. A long lift of nanics was shown of persons connected with tbe Preridential coutest in Lotii-iaiiit who had been appointed to office bv President Hayes. The committee adjourned iill the 23d of July, to meet at Atlantic City, N. J. rOLITlCAL Tbe Kepnblicnns of the Sfc. Paul (Minn.) district have nomiuated Gen. W. D. Washburn for CoDgross. Tiit; Missouri IJemocratic Coiivention wae held at Jtfferson City July 10. The following ticket was nominated : Judge of the Supren-.e Ccurt, Elijah Norton ; llegister of LnnclK, J. E. McHenry ; Htate Superintendent of Public Schools, B. D. Shanuon ; Itailway Comnii8sioner, A. M. Seyicr. The thre'e ürst iDamed are present incumbentn. The platform denounces tho national banking system as oppressive and burdensome, deprecates the contrACtion of the cirrrer.cy, and demands the uuconditional repeal of tho Kesumption act. Gen. Feedinand Latrobe bas been elected Mayor of Baltimore by tho following vote : Latrobo, 14,018 ; Bichard Henry Smith (Grecnbacker), 1,899. Lxtrobe's majority. 12,619. The Kepublicans had uo candidato in the field. Sbobetary Sherman, in an interview in New York, the other day, is reported to have declared that Gen. Grsnt wonld be tbe next Kepublican candidate for President. KOKK1GN. Late advices from China report that rain has at last fallen in the famine-stricken provinces, and faiut hopos are entortained that the prolongcd drought, with its miseries, may soon end. The new Anglo-Turkish treaty ig the theme of general comment in Europo. There seems to be very little opposition manifeeted on the part of any of the treaty powers. Even Kussia, through her Chancellór, is reported as being satisfied with tbe arrangement - the declaration being made that the Czar ha no ambition to satisfy in the direction of Asia, and especially has no desire to iuterfere with Brit ish communication with her Indian possessions via Southern Armenia and tho Euphratos vallcy. Kinö Alphonso has created Gen Martínez Campos Commander-in-Chiof of the Spaninh force in Cuba, Knight of the Golden Fleece, and olevated Gen. JovfcUar to the rank of Captain-General of the army Hoedel was arraigned at Berlín, the other day, for attempt ing the life of tho Emperor. Ho pleaded not guilty, maintaining that ho only intonded to conimit suicide. 'ïhirty witnessos, however, testified he aimod at "the Emperor. He was sentenced to bo beheaded. His demcanor wa ineolent and detiant. He continued to smile even after the seutence had been pronounccd. The Emperor William's physicians have issued anothcr long statemont in regard to his condition. They ascribo his Alajesty'n relativoly slow progress toward recovery to the great loss of blood and appetite, to tho shock to his system, and to mental depressiou. His attainablo degree of strougih is not yet regaincd. His power of locomotion is small. His hands are helpleeg, and he can only eat #with astistauce. Tho physicians, however, are confident of his recovery by the inlluence of time and oxorciso The French newspapors are disgusted with the Anglo-Turkish alhance, whicli, they coutend, Is dotrimental to the interest and dignity of the Mocriterrauean powers, and particularïy offensive to Franco. A Pahis dispatch says nearly all class juries of the Exhibition havo finished thcir work and submitted their reports to the group juriee. The lattor have passed upon tho ro]xrts thus far presentod, making vory few changes. It is statcd that the Americans hftT6 obtained more prizes than tho citi.ons of any other country, in proportion to tho nuiul.c i óf oxhibitors. In one class all American exhibitors have obtained medals, and in another all except one. The European congress held its last sitting at Berlín on the 13th of July. The troaty of peaco was signed by all tho Plenipoteutiaries alphabetically. After tbe rignatui es, Count Andrassy warmly eu'ogizod Bismark's Presidency. Bismarck thanked the Plenipotentiaries for their indulgence. The proceedings terminated with a grand court dinner at the Wbite Hall Palace. Crown Princo I'rederick William congratulated the illustrious statesmen upon the realizationof hishopesand that tho blosbing of peaco crowued their effoits. He declared Germauy's co-operation can be counted on for all that tends to secure and preserve this great Benefit. Ho proposed the health of tho ics, and of sovcreigns of the Governicnls who signcd the trcaty of Berlín, 'he trcaty containa fifty-eight articles. lts r.st twelve articles relate to Bulgaria, which is oiiBlituted au autonomie tributary principality ïuder the sr.zerainty of tho Sultan, wKh & Jhriatian Gcvcrument and national mihtia. 'hese avticlcs f urther regúlate tho electiou of a Prince by the notables at Tirnova, arrange a 'rovisional Government previou to his eleoion, and lay the baaia of a Government after lis election. Articles 13 to 21, inclusive, relato o tlio new province called Eaetern Itonmclia, OUÜ) of the Balkans, which i placed nuder hti direct niilitiiry and political anthoiïty of hc Sultüi). with, howovor, a Cliristion Goverur, and the condiüons of au autonomous adniuirJtration. The Governor is to be appointed y tho Porte, with the assent of the powers for flve yoars. The Turks are fit length reconcilcd to ho Aistrian occupation of theif wostern provncea. Orders have beeu issued by the Porte o the authoritieB of Bosnia, notifying them :hat tlio relations betweou Austria and the iultan continuo most ainicable, and that the Austrian army viH enter tho country with 'riendly intoutions. It is reportcd that the Uoanian insurgents are inclmed to submit qnietly to Austrian rule.