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WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY
The property owners of Chicago?aud
there are poor property owners as well as
rich ones?are begging Congress to station
a large garrison in their city to protect their
property from the risks and dangers of mob
rule. This is not unnatural, nor even
utrauge. It is a straw that shows the direc?
tion of the wind. All history teaches that
people solicitous about the security of their
lives aud property, willingly relinquish their
libarty, if thereby they can have that solic?
itude removed. Aud what the property
owners of Chicago are doing, those of all
the other cities of the country willsoon bedo
ingif they become afraid that the police force
thereof will be insufficient to protect them.
To grant their requests an immense stand?
ing army will be necessary. To obtain such
au army conscription will have to be resort?
ed io. Itich men will buy substitutes; poor
ones will be dragged from their homes to
the camps. And thus the liberty of the citizen
be destroyed.and the dreaded one man power
?for the immense army will be under the
control of one man?be established. And
all because a comparatively smnli number
of men attempt by force to prevent other
meu from working for whom and for such
wages as the latter think proper.
The city council of Salt Lake is consid?
ering the advisability of adopting an ordin?
ance prohibiting persons under sixteen years
of age from being on the streets or in public
places between the hours ofSp. m. and 4
a. m. There is no doubt that the fieedom
of the streets to children at night is the
cause of a great deal of vice aud crime, and
consequently every thing that will restrict
that freedom should be commended. Child?
ren who have to be out at night can always
be provided with the necessary passes. The
city council of Salt Lake is composed of
Mormons. And yet they are denounced by
the meu who want to destroy their church
and confiscate their property as immoral
wretches and villainous criminals.
The New York newspapers say Air.
George has profited to a great extent by
mean-? of his friend, Father McGlyun, and
that a great demand has beeu created for
his paper and his books by reason of his de?
fense of Father McGlynn and his denuncia?
tion of the authorities of the Catholic
Church. Men of Mr. George's expressions
of belief,and ability to make a plausible sup?
port of them, are usually "smart" enough to
have the main chance always in mind, and
Mr. George is no exception to the general
One ok the provisions of the proposod
Randall revenue bill is the removal of the
duty on lumber, in which the forests of
Virginia ubcucu. Lumber should be free of
duty, because it is a necessary of life, and be?
cause theduty on itiucreasestherentof every
house. But why should the duty on ium
ber be removed, and that on coal and salt
and clothing and medicine,and other prime
necessaries, which doublo thp cost of living,
bo retained? No body can answer this
The sixteenth amendment?that giving
women the right of suffrage?was discussed
in the U. S. Senate yesterday, and, strange
as it may seem, received seventeen votes
all, of course, from the North. It will be
time enough for women to vote when they
shall act as jurymen aud enlist as soldiers in
A promiuent lawyer ot Richmond county,
in forwarding his subscription to the Ga?
"The times are hard, but I cannot afford
to do without the best paper published in
Virginia, aud in my judgment the truest,
soundest, most reliable and independent
democratic paper iu the country. This is
no flattery, but my honest and sincere con?
viction. If the democratic party would fol?
low in your lead, triumphant victory would
in the end, at leust, be the result. 'Long
may you wave.' "
[Speaial Correspondence of tbo Alexa. Gazette.]
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2b\ 1887.
The sub committee of the House com?
merce committee, to whom the bill for
changing the limits of the Norfolk customs
district has been referred, is composed
of two democrats, Messrs. O'Ferrall and
Hudd and Mr. Davis, a republican.
The two former are in favor of
the bill; the latter is opposed to it.
The whole committee will hold a special
meeting on Friday next and listen to argu?
ments by both the frieuds and opponents of
the bill. The impression about the commit?
tee room is that the report of the committee
will ha favorable to the change.
In the Senate to-day the bill for a horse
car road from Georgetown to Tennelloytown
was reported favorably, as was also the bill
making an appropriation for the completion
of the Mary Washington Monument at
Fredericksburg. A communication was
read from the Secretary of the Senate in
response to a resolution offered by Mr. Ma
hone yesterday in reference to the time and
manner iu which the salary ot Senators is
paid?having reference to the petition of
ex Senator Lewis, of Virginia, which he had
previously presented. Mr. Hoar introduced
a resolution for changing the time for the
delivery of the chaplain's prayer, and com?
mented upon the habit of Senators not com?
ing into the chamber until after that prayer
had beeu offered.
The bill tbat Geueral Mahone has intro?
duced in the Senate for the payment of
certain advances made by Maryland and
Virginia f ir thfl erection of the public build?
ings i . this t itv ami to allow interest on the
??me, provides that any money duo by the
l^.-les named to the Government be deduct
er! from the amount to be paid them. This
is an old bill, has been before many con?
gresses, been reported favorably in many,
been passed by the different houses at differ?
ent times, and possibly once by both, but
A large aud magnificent collection of
flowers, arranged in the shape of a harp
over two feet high, was set upon the deBk
of Senator Ridtlleberger this morning; pre?
sented by the Sarsfield (,'lub, au Irish associ?
ation of this city, named after a distinguish?
ed Irish patriot. Up to one o'clock Mr.
Riddleberger had not appeared in his seat,
and the harp was still there.
Mr. Randall will submit his proposed rev?
enue bill to the leaders of the democratic
revenue reformers to-day, and will regulate
his future action on that bill in accordance
with the result of the conference.
In the Senate yesterday Mr. Mabono pro?
posed au amendment to the sundry civil
bill providing for the payment of the awards
made by the court of claims in the French
In the House to-day after the morning
hour the friends of the river and harbor
bill will endeavor to have that bill taken
up. In the Senate there was a debate on
Mr. Hoar's bloody shirt resolution for a
Danville investigation in Texas, after which
Mr. Beck will endeavor to have the resolu?
tion preventing congressmen from actiDg es
attorneys of subsidized railroads considered.
In the Senate yesterday evening Mr. Platt,
from the committee on patents, reported a hill for
tho relief of W. M. Bryant, formerly of Alexan?
dria, but now of Washington, amended so as to
I provi ie that tho Commissioner of Patents be au?
thorized to Leir anil determine the application of
Mr. Bryant for the extension for the further
term of seven years of the lettors patent "for im?
provement in preparing the pith of cornstalks for
use in arts.'
The House to day receivod the Canadian war
bill from the Senate aud referred it to tho foreign
affairs committeo with leave to report at any
The Senate yesterday pnssed tho House bill for
chaugiug the site of tho proposed public building
at Abiugdou, Virginia, amended by providing
that the new site shall not bo ca~>t of the pres?
ent one, and amended further, by add?
ing $20,000 to tho appropriation already made
for tho building referred to. Tho bill hes now to
go back to the House.
Mr. Cabell has presented in the House petitions
from citizens of Martiusvillo, Henry county, Vir?
ginia, for the abolition of the tobacco tax. Mr.
O'Fcrrall has presented the pet ition of W. C. Har?
rison, of Bockingham county, Virginia, for refer?
ence of his claim to the Court of Claims.
The Hotisi' Banking and Curreucy Committeo to?
day heard Mr. (!. O. Jones ar<:ue in favor of the
issue of greenbacks with which to pay for a new
navy and other costly projects
The Senate Agricultural Committee this morn?
ing agreed t) ivport favorably the bill making tho
Agricultural Bureau a department, amended by
adding to that department the Signal Service Bu?
Members of theWomau's Suffrage convention
wi re at the Capitol to-day trying to have a vote
takm in tho House on an amendment to the Con?
stitution giving womau the right of suffrage, as
was done in tho Senate yesterday.
Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, who had tho interstate
comiurrce bill in charge in tho House, says Ii3
has nlked with the President about that bill and
has r.<> doubt that he will sign it.
Got. Lee's Speech, at St. Paul.
At the banquet given to Gov. Lee at St.
Paul, Minn., on Monday night, Gen. Lee, as
stated in yesterday's Gazette, spoke in re?
sponse to the toast "The New South."
Meetings of this sort, he said, did a great
deal of good. If we bad known each other
better before the war the great civil conflict
would not have occurred. It was because
of the diff erent construction put upon the
federal constitution, the different views of
the doctrine that a State feeling aggrieved
might withdraw from the union, that the
contest occurred. It was because the South
could not honestly accept the view of Web?
ster and Sttmner that the conflict occur?
red. But now al! the turmoil of war
was over; the crack of the musketry has
ceased, and as the eloquent Senator
from Georgia expressed it, "the South was
back again in tho house of its fathers."
Virginia now, however, was again back in?
to the L'nion of her first lore, and she de?
sires to do her share to help make this
country what our fore-fathers intended it to
be?a blessiDg to humanity. The old South
had passed into the new, with its different
conditions, and the new South of to day is
the equal in patriotic fervor with any State
in the Union. Though he bore upon his
person scar3 obtained in fighting for what j
he believed to be the right of a sovereign !
State he could bear testimony to the entire !
satisfaction of himself and his compatriots
with the present state of things?the devel?
opment of the great destiny of the Ameri?
Bisnor Ryan ox Capital and Lahor.?
The Et. Rev. Stephen Vincent Ryan, Cath?
olic Bishop of Buffalo, has written a very
strong pastoral letter, which was read Sun?
day in all the churches of the diocese.
"Labor and capital," says the bishop,
"the working masses aud moneyed aristoc?
racy, may look for even-banded and impar?
tial treatment at the bauds of God's church;
yet no one can fail to see whore sympathy
lies or to whom her heart goes out in ten
derest affection. False sons desert ber; some
among her children, misled or faithless,
may now, as in days past, rise up against
her and make shipwreck of the faith. The
loss is all theirs. Like a true and tender
mother she will mourn over the lof>t ones,
but without minimizing the truth or abat?
ing an iota of her divine message. . .Honest
and industrious work, the bone and sinew
of the nation, the church blesses you; owns
your right to combine peaceably to secure
the amelioration of your condition, an
equitable share of the profits of your bard
labor, a just remuneration for your daily toil,
to maintain yourselves and families in de?
cency and reasonable competency, in homes
where cherished children may be the com?
fort of your leisure hours. * * If there
shali be any condemnation it can only come
through your own suicidal folly, because of
the unjust principles you adopt, the unlaw?
ful ends you propose to youreelves or the
immoral means you use to attain your ob?
ject. But should you, in spite of her warning
voice, fly in the face of divine law, aim a
blow at society, be carried away by anti?
social anarchical, immoral and irreligious
theories, no matter by whom pro?
pounded or by whom defended, you
certainly may expect the church's condem?
nation swift and sure, leaving a monument
as sinking as Babel's tower on the plains of
Shinar, and of the supreme folly of building
in opposition to the Almighty."
Court of Appeals Yesterday.?Davis
vs. City of Lynchburg. Put on privileged
Forbes vs. Winn. Argued by Major H.
L. Lee for appellant and Judge W. H. Mann
for appellee and submitted.
Foley vs. Harrison. Submitted.
Davidson and others vs. Pope'e adminis?
trator. Argued by J. Singleton Diggs for
appellants and Major T. J. Kirkpatrick for
appellee and submitted.
Bradley vs. Bradley. Argued by James
C. Lamb, esq., for appellent aud continued
Gave Himself Up.
Vincennes, Ind., Jan. 26.?Hollings- j
worth, Knox county's defaulting treasurer, j
walked up to Judge Malott's desk yeater
day and gave himself up as a prisoner. Hol
liugsworth ia charged with the defalcation
of nearly $80,000 of the county's funds.
NEWS OF Ti'IE DAY.
The telephone cases now before the U. S.
Supreme Court are said to involve $100,
The collections of internal revenue fell off
during the first six months of the fiscal yenr
In the House of Representatives yester?
day the seat of Mr. Pirce, of Rhode Island,
was declared vacant.
Gov. Foraker, of Ohio, has issued a proc
lamation of quarantine against the shipping
of ca'tlo into Ohio from Illinois.
Alfred Potter, colored, accidentally cut
off his foot while at work with an axe,
near Easton, Md., yesterday, and bled to
Two hundred cases of giant powder ex
ploded yesterday in transit over the Mis?
souri Pacific Railroad, near Fort Scott,
Kansas, demolishing fifteeu cars of a freight
A dispatch from Washington says the cir?
culation of the standard silver dollar is
steadly decreasing. The amount outstand?
ing yesterday ($58,034,207) is over $2,000;000
less than the amount outstanding on the 1st
Gen. Mahone has introduced a bill iu the
Senate to reimburse Maryland and Virginia
for money advanced to the general govern?
ment. This bill has been introduced in pre?
vious Congresses, but failed to pass. Gen?
eral Mahone thinks ho can now put it
Cornell University it is announced is to
receive $250,000 from Hon. Hiram Sibley,
of Rochester, its well-known benefactor.
This sum is to be devoted to enlarging aud
equipine the Sibley College of Mechanic
Arts and to making improvements in ma?
A meeting of the Reno, or Renault, heirs,
who claim 120,000 acres of land in Illinois
and Missouri, will be held in Pittsburg on
Saturday, February 5, to prepare the papers
for a suit in ejeccmeut. The Illinois land
is on the site of Peoria, and is valued at
The Senate yesterday agreed to the con?
ference report on the army appropriation
bill. Mr. Blair's resolution to submit to the
Legislatures of the several States an amend?
ment to the constitution providing for fe?
male sull'ragc was defeated after debate?
ayes 10, nays 34.
Great excitement prevails throughout
Chili at the appearance of cholera on its
boundaries. From the Argentine Republic
tho reports speak of bodies unburied, of
houses abandoned and children attacked by
the disease and left to perish on the road?
sides by their relatives.
Cardinal Gibbons, accompanied by Rev.
P. J. Donahue, chancellor of the Archdio?
cese of Baltimore, will leave on the 4.50
o'clock train from Union Station this after?
noon for New York, to sail thence Saturday
morning, at eight o'clock, for Havre, France,
on his way to Rome, where he will attend
a consistory and receive the red hat from
the hands of Pope Leo.
The boycott cases will come up in the
Richmond Hustings court at the February
A fire at Culpeper C. H. yesterday de?
stroyed the stock of millinery goods of Miss
V. B. Cochran in the three story brick house
on Davis street. The loss will ba about
GeD. Charles P. Stone who died in New
York last Sunday was well known through
this State. After the war ho went to Egypt
and entered the service of tho Khedive and
was highly esteemed.
Sergeant Smith promised to open the ceil
of Cluverius?which has been closed ever
since his execution?to-day. The failure of
the sergeant to open the cell during the ten
days elapsed since his death has caused con?
The Hustings Court of Petersburg was en?
gaged yesterday in the trial of Mary Spring,
charged with the murder of Susan Spun
lock. Tho prisoner was charged with
throwing a lighted kerosene lamp in the
face of Spunlock, by which sho was fatally
burned. The prisoner proved an alibi. The
jury rendered a verdict of acquittal, aud
the accused was discharged. Wheu the ver?
dict was announced there was loud applause.
Yesterday afternoon the democratic ma?
jority of the New Jersey Assembly, in pur?
suance of their caucus programme, forced a
ballot. A call of the House was made im?
mediately upon reassembling and within
a few minutes all tho members were in their
places, except Mr. Throtkmorton, demo?
crat. The democrats had thirty members
present to twenty-nine republicans, and iu
spite of the opposition of the republicans
forced a ballot. Tho roll was called and SO
votes were cast for Abbett. This iucluded all
the democratic Assemblymen except Throck
morton, absent, and Baird, not voting. None
of the republicans or labor men voted. Ad?
journment then took place till this morning
when the democratic Senators will join the
Assembly in formally voting for Abbett.
With the nine Senators the democrats
would have 30 votes, or two short of the
number necessary to elect. They are hope?
ful, however, of having both Throckmortou
and Baird with them in the final vote. The
republicans say that the action of
the democrats is illegal, and will not stand.
They wili persist in refusing to vote.
In the Texa3 House yesterday afternoon
the first ballot for United States Senator re?
sulted as follows: Gen. Maxey, 33 ; Judge
Reagan, 31; Gov. Ireland, 21 ; Jud^e Ter?
rell, 20. The total vote of both branches of
the Legislature give3 Masey 49, Regan 34,
Ireland 27, Terrell 2G, D. C. Giddings 1.
Necessary to a choice, G9 votes. The first
joint ballot of the two houses will be taken
At noon yesterday the Illinois Senate pro?
ceeded to the hall of the House and two
ballots wore taken for Cnited Slates Sena?
tor. The figures went back to these of last
week?Turpie 75, Harrison 71, Alien 4.
At Madison, Win., yesterday both houses
voted for United States Senator. In
the Senate Philetus Sawyer, rep., received
2G votes; John Winans, dem., 5; John Cock
rane, labor, 1. In the Assembly the vote
stood : Sawyer 56, Winans 31, Ccckrane 5.
In the Tennessee Legislature yesterday
ex Gov. W. B. Bate, democrat, received
81 votes for United States Senator : A. M.
Hughes, jr., republican. 44 ; James D. Por?
ter, democrat, 1.
The West Virginia Legislature took the
first vote for United States Senator yester?
day. Senator Camden received forty votes,
three more than were cast in the caucus
which nominated him, but six less than a
Mahlon Me^iilloueh and William Puetz, two
br>ys, were convicted in Milwaukee three years
ago of shooting aud robbing August Grotbe, a
street cir drivor, who?o wifo was ma>3u a maniac
by tho occurrence. Father Decker, of Milwau?
kee, yesterday announced that the tr ;c criminal
had revenled himself through the confessional.
The boys have boon in the State rrison ever sinco
the shooting, and McCulIongh is said to be dying
of consumption. At the trial the detectives testi?
fied that the boys confessed their part in the at?
tack and roblnry. Puetz and McCulloueh say
that the confession was forced from them. Twen?
ty witnesses testified to an alibi, yet they wore
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES
To-day's ^Proceedings ol Congress.
Washington, Jau. 20, 18S7.
Among the communications presented was
one from the Commissioners of the District
of Columbia in response to resolutions as to
the sale of liquors and the issuing of licenses
in the District.
Mr. Morgan, from the Committee on
Foreign Relations, made :i report on the pe?
tition of Win. Webster, a citizen of the
United States, with resolutions stating that
after due examination of the matters pre?
sented in the petition and of the evidence in
support of the claim for indemnity from the
British government far lands in New Zea?
land purchased by him in good faith from
native chiefs, and duly conveyed to him be?
fore the government of Great Britain ac?
quired the sovereignty over that country,
the Senate considers such claim to be
founded in justice and to deserve the cog?
nizance and support of tho government of
the United States.
A number of bills were subsequently in?
troduced and referred.
The Senate proceeded to the considera?
tion of the resolution reported yesterday by
Mr. Hoar, instructing tho Committee on
Privileges and Elections to investigate the
allegations made by threo residents of Wash?
ington county, Texas, as to their being
driven from their bome?, compelled to
abandon their property, and deprived of the
right otsuffrage in that county.
The Speaker laid before the Home a let?
ter from tho Secretary of the Treasury sub
milling estimates of the Secretary of the
Interior of an appropriation to meet I ba ex?
penditures required by tho Mexican pen?
sion bills. The Secretary of the Interior
estimates that $4,1)03,104 will be required
for tho first yearly paymeut of pensions
and asks for an appropriation of $257,000
for an increased clerical force. The prob?
able number of suivivots of the class de
scribed in the bill is 34.74S, and probable
number of widows 13,S20.
The Senate lisherios bill having bsen laid
before tho House, on motion of Mr. Bel
mont. of New York, it was referred to the
Committee on Foreign Affairs and leave
granted that committee to report at any
Mr. Bragg, of Wisconsin, submitted the
conference report upon the army appropri?
ation bill, and it was agreed to.
Tho Senate fisheries bill was referred to
tho Committee ou Foreign Affairs, and leave
granted that committee 'o report at any
A Terrible I>ee?l.
Chicago, Jan. 20.?Early this morning
John Watts a well known character about the
docks, entered George Wilson's liquor store,
corner of South Water and Clark streets,
accompanied by n male companion and two
women. Tho quartette entered a wine
room in the rear. Shortly afterwards three
men entered the saloon, ono of whom had a
badly bruised face and eye. This one lis?
tened at the door of the wine room, and
then, turning to bis companions, said :
"Now I'm going to do him." With that
he drew a long dirk from bi3 pocket and
steoped hastily to the wine room door.
Pushing it open, he saw John Watts sitting
with his back to him and, without a word
of warning, the murderer bent over tue un?
suspecting man's .shoulder and plunged the
dagger up to the hilt into his heart. Jerk
ing hi? bloody weapon out, he ran through
the side door, followed by his chums and es?
caped. Watts rolled from his chair with a
wine glass still clutched between his fingers
and died in a few minutes. His friend left
the saloou without waiting fjr developments
but the women were taken by the Harrison
street patrol and locked in a cell at tho Ar
mory, where they aro playing drunk and
feigning entire ignorance of the matter.
Detectives have been detailod to capture
the man with a black eye and his compan?
ions. It is believed they formed a conspir?
acy and followed the murdored man with
the intentiou of killing him. It is stated
that Watts had just returned from a ball
where he had had a quarrel with the nun
who murdered bim. Tho quarrel was over
Capture ofa Forger.
Chicago, Jan. 20.?A special dispatch
says that the police have under arrest in
San Francisco a Canadian forger and em?
bezzler named Banjarain Hagemau, who is
wanted in Thorold, Out, to answer to the
charge of swindling his employer, Sir Wil?
liam D. Howland, a grain commission
dealer of Toronto, out of $15,000. Hageman
conducted the Baronet's branch office at
Thorold, a small town on the Welland ca?
nal, and, it is stated, first began his pecula?
tions to carry a number of wheat deals in
which he became involved. Finally, when
he got deep in the mire, he appropriated
the cash on hand an I crossed the border.
He had, however, forged and uttered a
number of fraudulent checks and notes and
thu3 laid himielf liable to extradition. De?
tectives have been on the defaulter's track
for a month, and he succeeded in leading
them a merry chaao from one side of tho
continent to the other, from Jackson. Mich.,
to San Francisco, where he was finally
bagged four or five days ago.
Chicago, Jan 2G.?A special dispafch
from Winnipeg, Man., says : Hugh Suthcr- (
land, president of the Hudson's Bay road, ; 1
running from here to Hudson's bay announ?- J
ed la3t night that the company would spend
$4,000,000 the coming year in construction.
The company is having three ship-i built at
New Castle-on-Tyno for navigation on Hud?
son's Bay. Ton locomotives aud rails for
200 miles of road are also being constructed.
He promised that the road would be com-. (
pleted ia two years time.
Lt -L 1IOJLULI;.
The Fisheries Hill.
Washington, Jan. 26.?Chairman Bel
mont, of the House Committee on Foreign
"Affairs, says that the fishery bill adopted by
the Senate will probably be considered at
the meeting of the House committee to-mor?
row. Although the committee was author?
ized to report the matter back to the Hou=e
at any time, Air. Belmont does not believe
that it will be ready to report before next
week, and intimated that the bill might be
amended by the committee before being pre?
sented to the House.
The Interstate Commerce Kill.
Washington, Jan. 26.?The President
received the Inter-State Commerce bill last
evening and has referred it to tho Attorney
General for examination. It is not likely
that the President will act upon the bill
much before the expiratiou of the ten days
period. A large number of applications
have aleady been received for appointment
on the commission provided for in the bill,
but the President has not yet given that
particular subject serious attention.
I>eerce of Divorce.
London, Jan. 26.?A decree of divorce
was to-day granted against Edward Solo
mon, the composer, and husband of Lillian
Russell, in favor of Lily Grey, his first wife,
on the ground of adultery with Lillian Rus?
sell. The custody of Lily Grey's child was
granted to her.
Reply lo "H."
Washington, Rappahannock Co., Va,
Jan. 25.?I am glad to know that you have
had some experience with, and understand
something about the real existence of the
devil. In fact, we know, like tho rest of
mankind,too much of him?have formed too
friendly attachment, intimate relationship
and accjuaintancship with tho "Old
Scratch." It has been the prayer of many
that he might be exterminated?killed, so
that he might be kept from causing the
earth to tremble, kingdoms to shake?Isa.
xiv, 12-20. There isa story going the rounds
"that God made man," and the devil at?
tempted to imitate him, but could not "blow
breath into his nostrils." Therefore God
cut the idol's head off, aud changed him in?
to a Hying serpent. My opiniou is that the
devil disobeyed God's commandments, aud
God beheaded him, without destroying his
vocal deceptive powers of speech, for we
lind him singing in the garden of Eden in
the shape of a serpent. I never have believ?
ed that the devil (unholiness) ever found
a resting place in thu true heaven. The Bihle
saya tho d-jvil was cast from?uot out from with?
in, lie and his inky angels with their hoi us
were near the odg<- of tho outer circle?simply
specthtars?never in the inner. Tho pure and
holy Son of God with his white augels and horns
k?pl nudging, pushing and punching the others
until they got them to tho extreme edge, and
then a dual shove was made, and black bottles
(live) went cavorting, curling, prancing, rolling
and tumbliug into hell altogether. Ths devil has
always been and remains a foul, loathsome beast,
creator and fomontor of evil, sin and misery, and
tho sojner we get rid of him tho bettor, for he is
only the refuse of that cast-oil' remnant of iho
dark scroll that God hurst asunder, ami rolled up
together when He entered into tho dark void j
with His penetrating lieht iu the beginning of
crom ion and produced order out of anarchy and
confusion. Yours respectfully^ M.
A Pleasant Surprise.
On Saturday eveuing last the quiet and
happv home of Mr. John Ballenger, one of j
our most progressive and energetic farmers,
was invaded, not by robbers, but by thieves
whose iuteutiou was to steal a march upon
this unconscious family by pouncing down
upon them in dozens and scores to the num?
ber of SO, and they succeeded beyond their
most sanguine expectations. Never was
surprise more complete, all friends and
neighbors on pleasure bent, and they were
not disappointed, as the full freedom of tho
houso was given them and good natared fun
and merriment was the order of the even
ing. The host and hostess (or rather I
should say the bride and groom, for it was
the 30th anniversary of their wedding day),
vied with their guests in making it a "fea-l
of soul," even grand-mother, whose spark?
ling eyes and pleasant smile betokened a
recurrence of memory to days lang syne,
added not a little to the pleasures of the
evening. Sandwiches and cake of eveiy
possible kind was liberally supplied by the
guests and chocolate, or I might ulmost say
the nectar of the cods, was furnished by the
hostess. Ten beside the bride and groom
who sigued tho original certificate, were
there to sign a second paper entitied "thir?
ty years after," to which wa3 added seventy
others making eighty in all. Tho enjoy?
ment was continued until eleven o'clock
when the guests took their departure, con?
scious of an eveuiug pleasantly and profita?
bly spent, leaving the brido and groom to
happy dreams. M.
Near Mt. Vernou, Jan. 24, 1SS7.
The New South Wales Parliament has
been dissolved on tho tariff issue.
Everybody knows that the best remedy
known for coughs, colds, etc., is Dr. Bull's
An Invaluable remedy.?I have found
Salvation Oil an invaluable remedy for
chapped handB. J. E. Estei*, Painter,
51 Robert street, Baltimore, Md.
By E. T. Luca3, Auctioneer.
BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Corporation
Court of the city of Alexandria, Virginia,
rendered at its January term, 1S37, in the Chan?
cery causo of Simon iL Leo et als, vs. Wm. H.
Smith, Sergeant, administrator, et ah , the under
signed, as special ominissionor therein natm;!,
will sell on SATURDAY, the 12th day of Eel
ruary, 18S7. at 12 o'clock m, in front of the
market building, on Royal street, in the sni'1 city
of Alexandria, Va., by public auction, the follow?
ing real estato. to wit:
A TENEMENT AND LOT OF GROUND
in the city of Aloxaudria, situated on the north
side of Gibbon street, between Alfred and Colum?
bus st rests, having a front of twonty feet, more
or les3, on Gibbon street, and running north one
hundred feot, more or less, to a four feet alley.
Terms: One-third cash, and the residue in two
equal instalments, payable six and twelve mouths
from date of sale, tho purchaser to give bis notes
for the deferred payments, said notes to bear in?
terest at six per centum per annum from the day
of sale and the title to be retained until the whole
of the said purchase money is paid. All convey?
ancing at the cost of tho purchaser.
City of Alexandria, to irir :
I, John S. Beach, Clerk of the Corporation Court
of said city, do certify that the bond with ap?
proved security as required by law, has been duly
jxecuted by K. Kemper, special commissioner in
Lhe above cause. JOHN S. BEACH,
y-OCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA,
JN FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28,1881
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL
New Yon*, Jan. '26.?11 a. m.?There nu
a firm opening at the Stock Exchange this morn,
ing, first pricei generally showing advances over
last evening's final figures of from ',to'.
Cent. The trailing was quiet though later it be
came moderately active and further slight ad
vancesof '., to % per cent, were reported in the
early dealings, but the market quickly gavo Wi?
and Eichmond and Weat Point lost 1 per cent
ami the remainder of the List generally from
?a per cent. The market then became dull
recovered fractionally although some stock} rc.
gained the early leases. At 11 o'clock t;
ket was quiet and tirm. Money easy at la! k,
Bai.tuioui:, Jan. 26.?Virginia tis consolidat A
with coupon 55; past-due coupons ?;.">'._.; j , . v
3s 66'y bid to-d y.
WHOLESALE PBICES OF PRODUCE JAN. 2<i
Flour, fine. ?3 00 fa 3 05"
Supertiuc. ^> 25 fa 3-5
Extra. ...... -100 fa ; 05
Family.'.. 4 50 fa r, h,
Fancy brands. 5 25 fa 5 --
Wheat, Lougborry. 0S6 fa Q95
Fuitz. ost ra
Mixed. 0 85 fa u,"j
Fair Wheat. 080 fa 085
Damp and tough. 070 fa 0*,,
Corn, white. 0 47 Us 0 v.i
Yellow. 0 47 fa 049
Com Meal. 0 47 fa n 50
Homiiiy, per barrel. 3 2.5 ,,,,,
Eye. 0 54 -?
Oat?. 0 35 fa 038
Hotter, Virginia prime. t) 23 fa 0 2?
Common to middling... 016 fa ojg
Eggs. 0 22 (4) 023
Turkeys, live. O 8 fa 0 9
" dressed, drawn. <> 10 fa 012
Dressed Chickens. O 8 1,
Veal Calvos. 0 5 fa) 0 6
Dressed Pork. 0 S\ 0 GHt
Irish Potatoes per bushel... 0 75 fa 0 95
Sweet Potatoes per barrel.... 2 25 (2 2 50
Apples per barrel . 2 00 fa 350
Onions nor bushol. 100 at 1
'" Peaches, peeled. 0 7 fa 0 8
'? " unpcclcd. 0 -1 fa 0 tl
'? Cherries. 0 0 fa 0 7
Dried Apples.:. 0 2 @ .. ::
Itaeon?Hams,country. 011% fa oil',*,
Best sugar cured Hams. 0 11>.4fa Oil'",
Butchers' Hams. 011*4? OIK,
Breakfast Br. 0h. 0 h1, fa 0 8^
Sugar-cured Shoulders. 0 7lj (oj 0 7:
Bulk shoulders. 0 O'jfa 0 >'?'?',
" Ig. cl. sides. 0 7 fa 0 71'
'? fat backs. 0 7 fa 0 7fc
" bolliea. 0 7 fa 0 71,
Bacon Shonlders. 0 7 fa t) 7U
" Sides. 0 71, (? 0 x
Lard. 0 (J;?4 fa 0 7'.,
Smoked Reef.. 014 fa oil',]
Sugars?Brown. 0 4^? fa) 0 5
Off A. 0 ">',, fa (i ,-,1,,
Conf.SUndard A. <? 5% fa 0 ">:",
Granulated. 0 ?>', @ 0
Coffees?Bio. 0 14 (a. 0 I? '
LaOauyra. 014 14 OKI
.lava. 0 17 fa 022
Molasses B. S. 015 fa 01?
C. B. 017 (a; 019
Sugar Syrups... 0 IS (2j 030
Herring, Eastern,per bblj 360 fa 450
Potomac No. 1. ISO fa 5 im'
Mackerel, small.per bbl. 0 00 fa 000
" No. 3, medium... lo 00 f?, 1050
" No. 3, largo fat... 12 00 (oi 11 00
No. 2. 3.5 00 (a; Is 00
Olover Seed. 4 25 fa 5 25
Timothy . 2 15 fa 225
Plaster, ground.per ton. 4 75 fa 500
Ground in bags. h~;i fa (jiKt
Lump. 8 50 fa '?'<"''
Salt?Q.A. (Liverpool). 0 75 fa 0S0
Fino. 1 20 fa 1 :!"'
Turk's Island. 115 fa 1 2'
Wool?Long unwashed. 0 22 fa 024
Wished. 0 30 ? 0 32
Merino, unwashed.., 0 20 fa 0 21
Do; Washed. 0 30 fa 0 32
Sumac. 0 70 fa O 7.5
Hay. . 11 OJ fa jfT 00
Cut do. is 00 fa 19 00
Wheat Bran $} ton $t car.. 18<ni fa 18 25
Brown Middlings 18 75 u 19 25
White Middlings " 1!'5<> f? 20 25
Hominy Chop " Uioo 2000
Cotton "Seed Meal " 22 50 fa 23 50
Flour is quiet and tho demand is mainly con?
fined to the jobbing trade, with sales well distrib?
uted as to grade. The Wheat markets are easier
in tone, and thero is lest speculative feeling : fu?
tures fluctuate in favor of buyers, with a falling
off in the volume of business, while buyers d ?
criminate moro elcsjly as to grade: all prime
milling sampler- aro still readily sold and do not
fully partake of the decline. Corn is steady an !
firm. Bye and Oats are unchanged. Eggs Me
lower. Butter and other produce are witln
Baj.timouk. January 20.?Cotton dull; to
dling \)'\. Flour steady and -iniet; Howard
street and Western super S2 50aii00; do r\t r:
S:i l?a.'t 00 ; do family S4 15a4 75 ? City W
super $250*3 00; do extra $3 L5a3 90;do Bio
brands $187a5 00; Patapsco family S5 30 ; do
superlative patent $5 60. Wheat?Southern
steady and firm: Western lower, closing dull;
Southern red 94a96; do amber 96&98; (to 2
Westeru winter red sjiot and Januarv I* 11 |:iV2:
February 92%h921&: March 92fyt93lfc; May
95%a95%. Corn?Southern quiet; Western
oisicr, closing dull: Southern 47a48 ; <!?> yellow
46a 17 : Western mixed spit 46%a Hi7. ; January
46:'., bid: February 46%?46>fe; March I'i'vt
46:l., ; May 4.S:i4s\; steamer I'j'./ilO'j <????
quiet and firm; Southern 34a3S; Westeru wl
37a39; mixed 34a36; Pennsylvania 34a39,
Bye <|u'et and steady at 56a68. Hay steady;
prime to choice Weitern $llal5. Prov
quiet Mess Pork 812 50. Bulk meats?shoo
ors and clear rib sides packed fi\*.7\ Bacon
?shoulders 7a7Ji.; clear rib sidl s 7 :(; hams 12*
12%. Lard?refined 7'^. Butter stead; . West
em packed 18a23; creamory 25a33. Eggs lirui
at 27a28. Coffee firm; Bio cargoes ordinary to
lair 1 1'i>al5. Sugar steady and quiet; A soft
5 13 16. WhHkey <|uict at SI 23a1 24.
Chicago, January 20.?11 a. in?Wheat open?
ed weak, with May delivery at 84:!-, bat rallii 1
on fair buying, and is now quoted at 84%a84 1
May Corn 411,. May O.tts 30%. May 1'orfc
$12 07 '...a 1 -J 7i). May I.ard $6 07 '.j
New York, Jan. 26. Cotton quiet and 1
uplands Olfc; Orleans 911-16; futures steady,
Elour dull and heavy. Wheat unchanged. Cora
lower. Pork lirni at $12 75. Lard steady at \<> 85.
VIRGINIA: In the Clerk s offico of tho Circuit
Court of Alexandria couuty. on the 20th d ly
of January, 18^7.
George A. Mush bach and James B. Caton, trn ?
tees of the Capital Pressed Brick Company, vs.
Albert 0. Etevens, Joseph S. Lawrence
George F. Stevens, partner.;, trading and doing
business in Washington, D. C, under the tirm
ntmo and style of St :vens, Lawrence ? Co., ami
the Columbia Briek Company.
Memo. Tbo object of tbi? suit is to attach
subject to the payment of plaintifls' claim fot
8538.20, with interest from October 9th, 1886,
against Stevens, Lawrence <Sc Co , the debt d
the Columbia Brick Company to Stevi I 1, I
rence & Co., and the stock heb) by Jos ; h 8. Law*
renco, Albert C. Stevens and George F. Stevi 1 1 M
any ono of them in said Columbia Brick Company.
The defendant-!. Albprt C. Stevens, Joseph S.
Lawrcace and George F. St wens, not having ?
tered their appearance and given so Dri?
ly according to the act of Assembly
the rules of this Court, and -it ap]
by an affidavit that Iheyarennt residents of this
State: It is ordered that the said defendants
pear here within <>nc month after due publii
of this order, and do what is necessary to protect
their interest in this suit,and that a copy of thil
order he forthwith inserted in the AlEXAXnBU
CJ.vzETTK. a newspaper published in the city <?'?
Alexandria, once aweck for four successive weeks,
?nd posted at the frontdoor of the Court House of
this county. A copy-test:
H.H. YOUNG, Clerk.
J. K. M. Norton, p. <j. jau26 * 1"
1MVE DO I. LA Its !;KWA ft!) -S . rew; r i ?? 1 !
J paid upon the apprehension aud eouvictiou< I
my person detected breaking the of the city
jan21 lw_J. EOXBUBY. ftupt. o
ALL PEBSON3 having clains . ?
tote of HANNAH C. O'BBfEN, deceaii
wilt please present the same, duly authenticated,
:o Jame3 B. Caton, attorney for
jan24 4t E. H. O'BEIEN. Adnrr.