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Domingo Almada, wealthy Cuban, at New Bonaparte, Sen.,, at Baltimore, aged 65. York, aged 83. May 4, Richard Tattersall, July 29, Benjamin Nathan, stock broker, the horse-dealer, at London; 6, Frederick (murdered,) aged 54. Aug. 18, Joseph Hoxie, Perle, philanthropist, at Philadelphia, aged old politician, at Westerly, R. I., aged 75; 74; 14, Theodore Wythe Clay, (lunatic son of 19, Leotard, gymnast, at Lyons ; 23, James Henry Clay,) at Lexington, Ky., aged 68; B.' Taylor, local politician, at New-York, 15, John Orser, ex-Sheriff of New-York, aged 64. Sept. 19, John Kitts, Revolutionaged 62; 18, Hiram Curtis, inventor, at Alary veteran, at Baltimore, aged 108. Oct. 10, bion, N. Y. June 5, Jonah D. Hoover, ex. John Jourdan, Superintendent of the New Marshal of the District of Columbia, at York Police, at New-York, aged 39; 26, Washington, aged 48; 11, Constantine Del. Major Thomas Doswell, of the turf, at monico, caterer, at New-York, aged 48; 14, Hanover, Virginia, aged 72. Dec. 12, ThoMoses Wingate, oldest Mason in the world, mas Brassey, the English railroad contracat Hareville, Mass., aged 100; 16, Lord Artor, aged 65; 18, Kit Burns, keeper of the thur Clinton, one of the Boulton masque- dog and rat pen in Water street, Newraders, near London ; 17, Jerome Napoleon | York.

CROPS OF 1870.

Cotton. The last crop proved considerably Corn.—The corn crop of 1870, unlike those in excess of the estimates, or about 375,000 of the two years preceding, was a full one bales more. The planting for the current the best of the past ten years. It is a crop crop has been large, and, generally speak- which yields best in our hottest seasons. А ing, the season has been a favorable one; so large area of the best corn region had rain that the entire yield is estimated at 3,500,000 enough for its full maturation. The worst bales.

effects of drought were seen in New-England, Wheat.-The wheat crop of 1870, in a ma- reducing the crop fifty per cent in some fields. jority of the States, and especially in those The States of the great corn region, includ. in which this cereal is prominent, was ma- ing those bordering on the Great Lakes and terially less in quantity than the crop of 1869, on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, without which was a very large one, notwithstanding exception made either a full

or a large crop. the assertions of some croakers to the con- Illinois, the corn-field of the Union, estimattrary. The reduction was due, first, to the ed to have an acreage in maize of 5,237,000 loss of plants by an unpropitious season for in 1869–figures which proved to be three germination and early growth of the winter per cent below rather than above the actual variety, followed by an open and somewhat returns of assessors for that year—had last variable winter; and, second, to the drought, year fully six millions of acres in corn-an which prevailed with great severity in the area larger than that of the State of NewNorthern and Eastern States. This reduc- Hampshire. At the low estimate of 35 bushtion, as averaged from local returns, appears els per acre, the product will reach 210,000,000 to be about fourteen per cent.

bushels. The crop ripened unusually early, The average quality of the crop was better without injury from frosts, and is remarkthan that of 1869. In portions of the East- ably sound, with exceptions of injury from ern States and in New-York, the grain was drought. shriveled by dry weather. In Penusylvania Other Grains. ---Rye gives a somewhat and Maryland, the excessive moisture and smaller yield than in 1869. It was grown for high temperature of June were untimely, in- pasturage in the Southern States more exducing disease and causing imperfect deve- tensively than usual. In quality the grain lopment. In Virginia, the quality was vari- was generally good. Oats were not generalable; in some places superior, in others in- ly so productive as in 1869, except in the jured by heavy rain while in bloom, some South, in Michigan, and in New-Jersey. felds suffering from the midge, while occa- i There was also a like depreciation in quality sional injuries were sustained in the stack in most quarters. The aggregate product of from wet weather. In the Southern wheat- barley appears to have been less than in 1869. belt, including the table-lands of North-Car- | The quality in the West was generally good. olina and Tennessee, the quantity was in Sugar-Cane.—There was a large increasc excess of the crop of 1869; but the quality in the product of canc-sugar. For several was injured extensively by rains between years à considerable part of the crop has cutting and thrashing, though many coun- been used as “plant-cane" for extending the ties report superiority in quality. Through- area of cane culture. This extension is beout the Ohio and Upper Mississippi States ginning to enlarge production materially, there was an unusually large proportion of and has aided, in connection with the fino No. 1 wheat. Occasional damage from rains condition of the growing plant, to swell the while in the stack is reported from the North- sugar yield of 1870. The average condition western States. The season was compara- of this crop in Lousiana is placed at eleven tively unfavorable in Kansas, on account of tenths, or ten per cent above a medium. In the drought in July and August; but less Texas, the prospect is equally favorable, and injury was suffered than was expected. The generally favorable returns come from the Pacific Coast reports were variable.

other sugar plantations.

Vegetables.-The yield was large, except of feed, and their condition was relatively low. turnips and cabbages, which were much in- A good supply was reported in the West in jured by the drought in September. The fair condition. A deficiency was reported quality of some of the late-dug potatoes suf- in California, Virginia, New-Jersey, New. fered from the same cause.

York, and the southern half of New-England, Fruits.—The season was one affording an in somewhat reduced condition except as to extraordinary yield of all kinds of fruits. Virginia.

Beef Cattle. -The supply of fattening cat- Swine. -An unusually large number were tle was somewhat in excess of former years, fattened during the season, and it was estiwith great local variation. In Maine, New-mated that nearly four million would be Hampshire, and Vermont, it was caused by slaughtered and packed during the season of an apprehended deficiency of bay and other | 1870-71,

COTTON STATISTICS FOR 1869–70.

Year ending Sept. 1, 1869-70.

1868-69. Receipts at the shipping ports

.bales-2,911,121

2,100,428 Add shipments from Tennessee, etc., direct to manufacturers.

153,825 258,611 Total..

3,064,946 2,359,039 Manufactured South, not included in above.

90,000 80,000 Total cotton crop for the year....

3,154,946 2,439,039

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QUANTITY OF COTTON GROWN IN THE SEVERAL STATES.

Year ending Sept. I, 1870.

1869. Louisiana.

.bales, 1,143,097 794, 205 Alabama..

306,061 230,621 Florida.

32,874 13,392 Georgia

488,204

357,253 Texas

246,284

147,817 South Carolina.

246,500 199,072 North-Carolina..

59,612

35,908 Virginia..

202,898

160,971 Tennessee, Arkansas, etc..

350,416 439,800 The crop of Sea Island for the season of 1869-70 was as follows: Florida, 9948 bales; Georgia, 9225 bales; South-Carolina, 7334 bales. Total, 26,507 bales, against 18,682 bales for the previous year. Of the crop of cotton, 806,860 bales were taken by the Northern Mills. The cotton exported numbered 2,178,917 bales, to the fol wing ports: Liverpool, 1,465,207; London, 410; Glasgow, 1257; Queenstown and Cork, 7821 ; Havre, 346,447; Marseilles, 3; Amsterdam, 12,269; Bremen, 158,644; Antwerp, 5255; Hamburg, 38,642; Rotterdam, 1750 ; Barcelona, etc., 61,778; Santander, 200; Malaga, 4576; San Sebastian, 1220; Genoa, 14,404 ; Salerno, 7546; Gottenburg, 600; St. Petersburg, 8281; Helsingfors, 3264; Cron. stadt, 22,990; British North-American Provinces, 316; Mexico, 14, 124 ; Havana, 1912. Total, 2,178,917 bales.

At the commencement of the crop year of 1869–70, the crop. was greatly under-estimated, and the New-York market opened with buyers of low middling at 23 cents for delivery in the following December ; but as more liberal estimates obtained, there was a rapid fall to 19 cents; and the European war in the summer months, with favorable reports of the grow

; ing crop, still further depressed the market. The crop for 1870–71 is estimated at 3,500,000 bales.

THE TOBACCO CROP.

COMPARATIVE ESTIMATES OF THE GROWTII WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.

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1868. 1869. Virginia

.hhds., 47,000

38,000 Maryland.

30,000 25,000 Ohio.

16,000

15,000 Kentucky

90,000 70,000 Other Western.

30,000 30,000

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THE CABINET. Secretary of State..

HAMILTON FISH,

of New York. Secretary of the Treasury.

.GEORGE S. BOUTWELL, of Massachusetts. Secretary of War.

WILLIAM W. BELKNAP, of Iowa. Secretary of the Navy..

GEORGE M. ROBESON, of New-Jersey. Secretary of the Interior..

COLUMBUS DELANO, of Ohio. Postmaster General..

JOHN A. J. CRESWELL, of Maryland. Attorney-General..

..AMOS T. AKERMAN, of Georgia. Salaries of the cabinet officers, $8000 each.

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT-BUREAUS.
Treasurer of the United States. FRANCIS E. SPINNER, of New-York.'
Commissioner of Internal Revenue. .ALFRED PLEASONTON, of New-York.
Commissioner of Patents..

MORTIMER D. LEGGETT, of Ohio.
Commissioner of Pensions.

.HENRY VAN AERNAN, of New-York. Commissioner of Indian Affairs. .ELY S. PARKER, of New York. Commissioner of General Land-Office ....JOSEPH S. WILSON, of District of Columbia. Commissioner of Agriculture.

..HORACE CAPRON, of Illinois. Commissioner of Education..

..JOHN A. EATON, of Tennessee. Adjutant- General..

.Brev. Maj.-Gen. E. D. TOWNSEND, of Virginia. Quartermaster-General.

.Brev. Maj.-Gen. M. C. MEIGS, of Pennsylvania. Superintendent of the Census..

FRANCIS A. WALKER, of Massachusetts. Comptroller of the Currency.

HILAND R. HURLBURD, of New-York. Solicitor-General ..

WILLIAM A. BRISTOW, of Kentucky.

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UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. Chief-Justice.. .SALMON P. CHASE, of Ohio.

.Appointed 1864 Associate-Justice.. .....SAMUEL NELSON, of New York..

1845 .NATHAN CLIFFORD, of Maine.

1858 ...Noah H. SWAYNE, of Ohio..

1862 STEPHEN F. MILLER, of Iowa.....

1862 .DAVID Davis, of Illinois.

1862 STEPHEN J. FIELD, of California

1863 WILLIAM STRONG, of Pennsylvania

1870 JOSEPH P. BRADLEY, of New-Jersey.

1870 Reporter.. .JOHN WILLIAM WALLACE, of Pennsylvania...

1858 The salary of the Chief-Justice is $6500, and of the Associate-Justices, $6000 each per annum,

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ADMIRALS IN THE NAVY.
Rank.
Name.

State.
Admiral. .David D. Porter..

.Pennsylvania.
Vice-Admiral.... Stephen C. Rowan.

Ohio..
Rear-Admiral....L. M. Goldsborough. Dist. of Columbia.
Charles H. Davis..

.Massachusetts..
Sylvanus W. Godon. ..Pennsylvania.
.William Radford.

Virginia..
..Joseph Lanman.

Connecticut.
Thomas Turner..

Virginia...
Charles H. Poor.

Massachusetts.
...John Rodgers..

Maryland....

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Date of Appointment

..Sept. 20, 1870
Sept. 20, 1870
July 16, 1862

Feb. 7, 1863
.July 25, 1866
..July 25, 1866

Dec. 8, 1867 . May 27, 1868 Sept. 20, 1868 .Dec. 31, 1869

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