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THURSDAY EVENING, MAECn 10.
TnKRK exists a popular delusion, which
no amount of reiterated explanation and
proof soems possible to dissipate, aud which
affects ?oine otherwise very intelligent peo?
ple, to tLe effect that tho President, in the
execution of hid undemocratic, nay, even
un-American civil service policy, is bound
by both the civil service law and by the
platform of the national democratic conven?
tion upon which he was nominated. Noth?
ing could be more erroneous than this idea.
In all the civil service law there is not a
single word, cr any context, which, by the
most strained construction, can be made to
warrant the age restriction imposed by the
President upon applicants for admistiou in?
to the civil tervice. But the law, aud this
the President has tvideutly lost sight of,
does make it a misdemeanor to "obstruct"
any person in respect of the right to be ex
amined. The only reference* to civil service
in i he plat I'm m upon which the Piesiiicnt
wus nominated is in the follow ing six woriL:
"We favor honest civil service reform." Cer>
tainly in those words there U no wanant for
an a^e restrictiou. And yet rule 12 of the
civil service rulei, made aud executed by
tho President, excludes all persons over
thi?ty five year3 of age from examination
for the postal service, aud all over furty-five
. from exnminution for any other service sub?
ject to the civil service law. Of course this
restriction excludes all ex Confederates from
the postal service, und most nil from any
other governmental service under on ad?
ministration geneially supposed to be na
tioual and not sectional. Why the Presi?
dent, who can, by a single stroke of his ptii,
strike out this objectionable, sectional, un?
wise and unjust rule, doesn't make that
stroke,passr-s (be comprehension of the vast
majority of tho people by whose votes he
was uominated uud elected.
As the rascals have not been turned out,
as no n duct ion has beeu made in the duty
on the nocessarifs of life, as the tax on to?
bacco has not beeu rernoved.us the coinage o:
sii\er dollars still continues, and as various
other beneficial objects that it was hoped
w, uld have been effectfd by the success o
the democrats at the !n-t Presidentialclectior
have failed it strikes many wiseSoutbern dem
ocratsthat it would have been as well forth*
South if that success had been postponed
until 18SS, as it has uot only failed to ac
complish the hoped for objects, but has ap
j arently produced an unfortunate revolu
lion in the character of Southern democratic
leiidris, who, while in the minority, wen
bold and outspoken defenders of the right
but who now, from those who tire member
of Ibe Cabinet, down to tho moat insignifl
i .tut members of Congress, either speak wit!
bated bieath of, or else openly approve, th<
w.-ids and acts of the administration, wbicl
they must know and feel are injurious, naj
utterly disastrous to the party. BeforolSS
their constituents, in whom no such remark
aide revolution has taken place, loved au<
admired them. Hut it is vastly differcn
IN tue interview with General Mabom
recently published in the Gazette, tin
General is reported aB expressing regret a
the failure of tho bills for a bridge at Ar
lington and for an ice boat on i he Potomac
If the General be sincere, why on eartl
didn't he report the first of the bills referret
to earlier in the session, so that it migb
have had time to bo considered and acter
upon'? and why, when tho House conferee!
were willing to agree to ti proposition t<
keep tho river open during [he winter hi
contract, didn't he uso his influence witt
the Senate conferees to induce tbem to ac
cept that proposition, which was perfectly
satisfactory to the river people, and not t<
insist, ae they did, that there .-hould eithei
ba a junketing boat or no appropriation a
When the Virginia legislature shall meei
next week, it will do well, in considering
any more plans and schemes for the vaic
purpose of circumventing ti.o decisions oi
the United States Supremo Court in the
matter of the Virginia debt, to read another
decision rendered in that court lost Mon?
day, in which the following words occur:
"It seems to be forgotten that the people
of this country are citizens of the United
States as well as of the individual States,
and that they have some rights under the
Constitution and laws of the former, inde?
pendent cf the latter, and free from any in?
terference or restraint from them."
Time was when the people who subscribed
for the stock of railroads and who lived at
the terminal points and along the lines of the
roads, in short,the people who built the roads
and were interested in their prosperity, had
something to do with their management.
But that time has gone, and the roads are
now owned and controlled by rings of cap?
italists who live in New York. The Balti?
more and Ohio Railroad was one of tho few
road-* that until recently were managed ac?
cording to the old and better plan, but it al?
so has now adopted the new one.
The washington Republican says it is author?
ized to state that while General Mahone has pos
itivo convictions as to what should bo doue to
settle tho Virginia debt.be has not given utter
?neetipon the subject. Tho gazette is author?
ised to elate that in this the Republican is mis?
Mrs. Matthew P. I,n<\ the venerable
mother of David j. Lee, of Loudoun county,
died at her home near A die, on Friday
night last, in the S3d year of her ate.
[Special Correspondence of tho Alcxa. Gazette, j J
Washington, D. C.\ March 10, 1887.
It is currently reported and generally be?
lieved hero that the Pr?sident is so bent up?
on what he calls ''recognizing" hia colored
fellow citizens, not at their respective
homes, but here in Washington, that he in?
tends to appoint Matthews, whom tho Seu
ate would not confirm for recorder of deeds,
to another lucrative position and one in
which he will be the overeeer of a large
number of white people of both seres, his
object being to win tin? colored vote in the
Northern Stute , in several of which that
vote is decisive. It is needles? to say that
intelligent colored men from the North eay
that such an object'can never be attained
by such means.
The President yesterday removed Mr.
Bowie, collector of customs at Petersburg,
and John Meusbaw, supervising inspector of
steam vessels for Charles City, Va., to Flor?
ida. Both of them had boon suspended pre?
viously, but they have now been removed,
the right to do so having been restored to
the executive by the repeal of tho tenure
of the otlice act.
People from West Virginia here to-day
f-ay that not only will an attempt be made
to elect a V. S. Senator at the called meet?
ing of tho legislature of that State, but that
Mr. Camden will be re-elected.
The Texas investigating committee has
adjourned until Dext winter. It could have
been continued during the summer, but as
it was a veritable boomerang, Mr. Hoar
deemed it best to suspend operations.
A dispatch was sent from here yesterday
to some of the newspapers to the effect that
doorkeeper D.iunldsou of the House was
deal. It was incorrect. Mr. Doualdson
has bef n indisposed, but is now doing very
Senator Cockroll, of Missouri, bas been
appointed a ?rub-comuiitlee of one to invest?
igate and report to the next Congress the
cause of tho delay in the reception of de?
partmental information asked for by Con?
a member of the Virgiuia legislature here
t j day, in talking about the dispatch in yes?
terday's gazette to the effect that tho cred
itors of tliat Stato would agree to take in
settlement of their claims only what they
could get out of the S ato's reveuue surplus,
surprised all bis hearers by sayiug that he
did not believe tho legislature would accept
those terms unless the creditors would also
agree to surrender their coupons, and thus
deprive themselves of any security for their
It was supposed that the redemption of
the trade dollars would have added to the
amount of standard dollars in circulation.
But that supposition was vaiu, for as fast as
the staudunl dollars are paid out in ex?
change for the trade dollars,they are turned
back into the treasury in exchaugo for sil?
The rumor that Judge Goolrick, of Fred
ericksbug, the present chief of the postofGce
inspection division, will bo made second as?
sistant "Postmaster General, vice Mr. Knott
to bo appointed to a judgeship is not cred
it3d by the Judge.
A well posted Pennsylvania republican
politician, here to-day, says that according
to the new congressional apportionment
bill now beforo the legislature of his State,
Mr. Randall will be cast in a district having
two thousand republican majority, but that
i ifitwero twice that much he would still
be elected, as the republicans can not afford
' to have him defeated, he being of more use
to them than any ten republican members
i of Congress would be. In order, however,
to avoid any trouble about tho matter,
( Messrs. Simon and Djn. Cameron, ho says,
are now at Harrisburg, trying to have the
1 bill referred to defeated, and that if they
? can not succeed in that,they will see that
. nothing shall be wanting even then to se?
cure Mr. Randall's electiou.
A gentlemau who called upon Mr. Man
: ning yesterday to bid him good bye, says he
' was grieved to observe the change that had
taken placo in bira since he saw him before.
. He says he talks rationally, consecutively
and logically, and expressed n fervent hope
that ho would bo benefited by his proposed
i trip abroad, as ho was extremely anxious to
I be well by tho next national convention,
! adding signilicantly that he w anted to have
6omethiag to do with that convention. But
for all this, the gentleman referred to says
: he is afraid Mr. Manning's hope will not be
? realized, as his lately developed emotional
I seusibilities indicate too plainly that his
paralysis has done its work.
All the messenger boys in the service of
the B. & O. telegraph company here have
^ been supplied with Australian ponies, and
are now seen galloping about the streets in
5 all directions.
t At tho public reception nt the White
. House yesterday an old lady whom the
President had complimented upon her Jef
fersonian simplicity, replied that she was a
1 republican, but that, nevertheless, she be
I lieved in him. The President then whis
t percd something iu her ear which evidently
I didn't increase her faith in his democracy,
for she passed on emiling.
! Tho report that ex-Congrefsman Trigg, of Vir
> ginia, will be u candidate for the clerkship of the
, next House, is cntirt-ly incorrect, Mr. Trigs;,
when asked about it, sa ing he hail no such in
i tontion. It is highly probable that not only Mr.
Clark, the present clerk, but all the other old
oiTiccrs of tlii! House will bo re-elected.
i Conference >l. E. Church South.
Tho Ballimore Annual Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South com
menced one hundred-and-third session in
Leesburg yesterday. Sevtnty-fivo years
have elapsed since a Methodist conference
met there. The conference wa3 opened with
prayer by Bishop John Christiau Keener,
who is prc-iiling.
Bev. Dr. John S. Martin, secretary of the
last? couferenco, called the roll and was re
Among tbe lay delegates reporfed present
are Geo. R. Hill and John A. Marshall, of
A report from the publishing house was
read giving un encouraging statement of
On motion of Rev. Samuel Rodgers, the
secretary read the original minutes of the
Baltimore Annual Conference, held in the
old stone church at Leesburg March 20,1812.
The two bishop3 present at that conference
were Bishops Asbury and McKendree, aDd
the membership present was 57 persons.
The conference then included all of Mary?
land, parts of Pennsylvania and Virginia,
and extended into Ohio. The membership
of the church in tbe Baltimore Conference
was 21,300 white, 7,8S6 colored.
The question, "Are all the Drenchers
blameless in life and official administra?
tion ?" was called and the characters r<f a
number of ministers passed, and their cases i
referred to the Committee on Conference
Relations for continuance in superannuated
j The following local preachers were elect?
ed deacons : Isaiah Christopher, of the East
Baliimore district, Frederick A. Stier, of
} Washington district, and D. W. Piles, of
I Moorefield district. Rev. Frank A. Strotber j
j was appointed to canvass the conference for :
; the publication of the minutes.
Marriage licenses were issued in Wash-'
I mi-ton yesterday to George H. Baker, of
j South Amboy, N. J., and Gertrude L. Clark,
j of Fauquier couuty, and to B. E. Eaves and
I Maiy B. Vial, both of Richmond. I
Joe Dauie), colored, La- been committed
to Accomac county jail for forging due bills.
The number of schools in Fauquier are
greater than ever before, and the attendance
this year has been larger.
John Bullock, an aged citizen, living
near Simeon, Albemarle county, died very
suddenly Tuesday night. .
The Methodists of Richmond raised in one
day recently $30,000 for the endowment of
Randolph Macon College.
Officers of the Associated Railroads of Vir?
ginia and North Corolina met in Richmond
yesterday to revise freight rates to conform
to the new interstate laws.
On Tuesday night, near Louisa Court
House, the driving shaft on the engine of
tho accommodation train which runs be?
tween Gordonsville and Richmond broke,
pierced the cab and broke the engineer's leg.
Judge Thomas C. Parramore was stricken
with phral5 sis on Tuesday, in Drummond
town. Th? paralysis is not complete, but
his condition is regarded as very critical,
and the chances for his recovery are consid?
ered very alight.
The council of Dauville was waited on by a
delegation of citizens Tuesday who aeked
that $100,000 be expended in building new
water and gas works, establishing a systerx
of sewerage, street improvements, &c. No
action has yet been taken.
At the last meeting of tho Warren ton
town council. Mayor O. M. White, and
Sergeant ?. N. Grant tendered their resig
nations. R. R. Campbell, recorder, wa3 ap
pointed to act as Mayor until the election,
and J. W. Shirley was appointed Town
An old mubket, belt aud cartridge box
were found last week, in the hollow of an
old tree, near the residence of Mr. D. C.
Matthews, in Orange county. The follow?
ing inscription was found on the musket
stock. "J. K. Temple, Co. F. 5th Alabama
Yesterday afternoon a pupil of the Navy
Hill School, Richmond, was attacked with a
fit. Tho children in the room were seized
with a pauic, and one of the little girls
jumped out of a window and fell heavily to
tho ground, and was painfully hurt. At
first it was thought the child was dangerous?
ly hurt, but it proved that beyond painful
bruises the girl bad sustained no other in?
The revisers will be ready with the text
of the Code for submission to the Legislature
when it convenes. The report itself, how?
ever, i. e.: tho notes explanatory of the
various changes made, will not be ready :it.
that time, as it will require some weeks yet
for that part of the work to be completed.
If the Legislature adopts the Code in the
time allotted to the session, it mu3t take it
as a whole and in faith, and trust to future
time and legislation for any changes that
experience may show to be necessary.
The President yesterday directed tho re?
moval of James D. Bowie, collector of cus?
toms at Petersburg, and John Meushaw,
supervising inspector of steam vessels for
the third district, which includes tho At?
lantic coast from Cape Charles to the ex?
treme end of Florida. The latter has twice
been suspended from office and then restor?
ed to duty because of the failure of the Sen?
ate to act on the nomination of his successor.
In making these removals the President has
taken advantage for the first time of the re?
peal of the tenure of office act.
W. E. Smith, alias J. P. Johuson, who
pleaded guilty of forgery in tho Hustings
Court of Lynchburg somo months ago, and
was sentenced to two years in the peniten?
tiary, has, through counsel, sued out a writ
of habeas corpus before Judge Welford of
the Richmond City Circuit Court. Tho ac
cused.onbis trial, waived a trial by jury
and submitted the case to the court.
In November last the Court of Appeals in a
case from Roanoke decided that the d6fen
dent cannot waive tho constitutional right
of trial by jury. It is upon this decision
that Smith bases his hopes of securing his
The Rig; ItitiIroa.il Deal.
The option on a controlling interest in
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has been
obtained by Alfred Sully in behalf of a syn?
dicate of New Vork capitalists. Ou Satur?
day night the papers of the contract for the
absorption of tho railroad, together with its
telegraph and express business, were all
drawn up and submitted to Jay Gould, who
signed them. Later, Sully's signature was
affixed, and on Sunday it was known that
the Garrett interests had signed. The sale
means an nheorption of the B. <.t O tele?
graph by the Western Union, and an
amount of money has been already sub?
scribed by out-ido parlies to put into opera?
tion an extensive telegraph system to cover
the southern portion of this country follow?
ing line of the B. ct O. R. R. The contract
with President Garrett provides for the
transfer of 80,000 sharoa of B. &. 0. stock at
200. The Htnouut of the purchase monev is
therefore $1G,000,C<>,>, of which Mr. Garrett in?
sists upon tho payuiout in cash of $3,000,000.
The remaining $lo,000,00<> mav be paid at any
time within nuo year, but until the linal payment
has haen made, the eutiro block is to beheld in
trust. The syndicate comprises Calvin S. Brice
aud (ten. Samuel Thomas, of the East Tennessee ;
George S Scott, formerly president of the Bich
uioiid and Danvillo; George F. Raker and H. C.
Fahnestock, President and Vice President of tho
First Nhtioual Bank of Now Vork and their asso
littisin Southi-rn railroad enterprises, in addi?
tion to Mr. Huily and Austin Corbiu.
Change in a Southern System?A con?
siderable change is to be made in the Atlan?
tic Coast Line system of railroads after the
1st of April. Thissystem embraces all the
connecting roads between Quantico and
Charleston, S. C, and it is stated on re?
liable authority that the system will have
full control of the Richmond, Fredericks
burg and Potomac Railroad. It is said that
the present superintendent of this road,
Maj. E. T. D. Myers, of Richmond, will be
the general superintendent of all the roads
between Quantico and Weldou, N. C. An
election was held yesterday in Southampton
county to vote on the proposition of the !
county subscribing $100,000 to the Atlantic,!
and Danville Railroad. It is thought that j
the county has gone by a small majority for
Railroad Systems.?The Baltimore and
j Ohio Railroad system includes 2,592 27
; miles of track. Of these 840} are on the i
main stem. Of actual lines of road the sys j
j tem controls 1.695.54 miles, thus distributed : ,'
j Baltimore to Wheeling, W. Va.. 379 miles ;
: branch lines owned, 75J miles: branch
[ lines leased, 1134 miles ; other lines controll?
ed through lease or ownership, 1.03S.04
miles; other lines operated. S6* miies ; Ohio
river bridges, 3 miles.
In tho Richmond Terminal system (in?
cluding the Richmond end Danville proper?
ty and the lines of the East Tennessee, Vir?
ginia and Georgia) there are 6,500 miles of;
The Gazette.?A note from a subjcrilur in ?
lower Virginia says :
' I cmnot get along without the Gazette. It
is the soundest paper in the Commonwealth on ''
the questions that most interest the people of i
Virginia." ' i
XEWS OF THE DAY.
The Maine legislature refuses to grant fe?
C. and 0. canal repairs may delay the
opening of navigation until April 1.
Tho elections-, in Carnden, N. J., resulted
in a cleau sweep for the republicans.
They began melting trade dollars yester?
day at the Assay Offico in New York.
It is rumored that Mr. Lawrence Bar?
rett's eldest daughter is to wed Mr. Edwin
A bust of John 0. Calhoun has been
placed in position in the United States Sen?
The President has sigued the commirstou
of James M. Trotter as Recorder of Deeds
for the District of Columbia.
Hon. Patrick H. Coweu, cf Saratoga, N.
Y., died of pneumonia yesterday. He was
a prominent democratic politician.
Secretary Manning virtually severed his
connection with tho Treasury Department
yesterday, although his resignation do?3 not
take effect until April I.
The ^apportionment agreed upon by the
republican legislative caucus, of Pennsylva?
nia, if ratified, wiil deprive Mr. Randall of
bis Philadelphia district.
Lucy B. Parsons, tbe lecturing anarchist,
called on the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, yes?
terday to protest against the refusal to al?
low hor a hall to speak in, and became so
abusive and demon?.!rativr* that she was
Win. 0. Hickman, originally of Philadel?
phia, but lately el" Boston, has joined the
American colony in Canada, after having, it
is alleged, swindled a number of Boston
capitalists out of between $SO,OQO and $-00,
000. Hickman claimed t;? have a formula
for manufactuiiog an article that ho called
"sugaiiite'' out of iv.nimon starch.
Deputy Sheriff Hayden, of Charles coun?
ty, Md., took from Washington yesterday
William Cordon, tho colored assailant of
Mrs". Norris. He took tho bo:<! and went to
Olyinout, and from there be went to Port
Tobacco by bugey. Gordon trembled like a
leaf on leaving the station house with the
sheriff. Mr. Hayden did not think that he
would meet with any trouble in conveying
his prisoner to the jail.
Better from Fnnqnier.
ICorrespondcnee of the Alexandria GaZETTk].
Orlean, March 7ih, 1SS7.?Bev. A. M.
Grirosly, who has boon pastor of tho Bap?
tist Church near Ibis village for nearly
twenty-eight year.", preached an eloquent
and thrilling discourso from tho following
words : "Lord to whom shali wo go, Thou
bast the words of eternal life," on last Sab?
bath. He is a brother of Elder Barnett
Grimsly, who richly earned tho encomium
given him, "the old man eloquent," At times
Rev. A. M. Grimsley remind ono very for?
cibly of bis brother, not so much in delivery
as in the matter of his sermons, ft makes
very little difference- as to tho weather or
condition of tbe roads, Mr. Grimsly has a full
house. He is certaiuly one of the most pop
ular preachers of tho Piedmont section of
tbe State. Though living tweuty miles dis?
tant from his church ho did not miss but
ono appointment during the year of 18SG.
Mr. Cbanning Smith was appointed by
James Turner, to fill tho u.icxpired term as
Clerk of the School Board of Trustee.-, which
placo Mr. Smith accepted and would have
filled with credit to himself, and satisfacto?
rily with tho peoplo. However, at tho Qrst
mooting of the board tho legality of
tho appointment was raised by tho
present clerk, and 31 r. Smith, resigned
the placo, and tho present clerk was
elected to till the place by his own vote and
that of Doctor Stepheuson. The law
in regard to trustees is certainly de?
fective. Trustees ought to bo paid for
their work, and Iben it would not be a dif?
ficult matter to seenrn good men for the po
Mr. J. M. Daniel, candidate for the coun?
ty clerkship, war. in our villsgi? on Saturday
and altended a social parly tit. Mr. (1. L.
Holland's, und discoursed swel l music from
bis banjo. Mr. Daniel has u superb voice,
and his "plantation" songs were well re?
ceived aud highly enjoyed by nil who had
the pleasure of hearing him.
Owing lo tho long continued wet weather
a great deal of sickness prevails in this com?
munity, and our physicians aro kept corres?
Our roads aro well nigh impasssablc.
Messrs. Franklin Rector's and Thomas
Thorpe's docks of sheep were raided by
dogs a few night3 since. The curs succeed?
ed in killing several old sheep and iambs.
Snow was on the ground at tho time, and
tho dogs woro tracked or rather chased, to
the house of their ow ners. Ono was killed
after reaching its house, and the other two,
belonging to another man were followed
right up to the house, bnt the owner refused
to let tbem bo killed. A few nights later
the same dogs again raided !ho flock of
sheep belonging to Mr. Thomas Thorpe,
and killed ail of his llock with one excep?
tion. Mr. Thorpo will mako an effort to
make the owner of tbe dogs pay for the last
lot of sheep killed as the man knowingly
harbored sheep killing dogs.
We noticed a statement in tho GAZETTE
of March fifth that the belled buzzard thnt
that had been seen in Virginia several times
had been killed in Maryland. Tho Virginia
belled buzzard is still in tho land of the liv?
ing and was was seen by your correspon?
dent, and several others laat week. We saw
it on Friday, the fourth of March. It has
been in this section since last fall.
The RaUiiuoi'c Annual Conference
I Correspondence of Ihu Alexandria Gazette..
Lee.sp.uro, Va., March ll?Tho 1031 ses
sion of the Baltimore Annual Conference,
M. E. Church South, met here to day,
Bishop Keener presiding. About 200 dele
gates are present, and more aro expected
to night and to-morrow. The minutes of
tho conference of 1S12, which mot in this
town, were read and discussed. No busi?
ness of importanco wns transacted, the time
being principally occupied in the appoint?
ment of committees, etc. Leesburg is close?
ly allied to Methodism in this country. Tho
j first conference over held in the State con
[ voned in this town on tho 19th of May, 177.S.
Bishop Ashury, now in Delaware, and the
oldest American preacher, William Walters,
presided. There were only 2:i preachers in
attendance, IS of whom wero put to work
in the State. Since then Methodism bos
made rapid strides. At that clay Asbury
was the ono great light of the church in this
country, aud he made several visits to Lees?
burg. Nnw the body that is iu session here
bus about. 2?0 delegates, and many of them
aro big men. The weather and roads ate as
disagreeable as they can well be, but tbe cit
izens, without regard to sect, ere vieing
with each other in their efforts to make
their stay wiih us pleasant.
Wben the boriv gels to business I will try
r.nd give you a few notes . f interest as tbej
occur. Ja Bkk.
All those Buffering from hearsenes.s, colds,
or coutths should try Dr. Bull's Cough Sy?
rup. 25 cts.
Mr. Charles R aith, Watchmaker and
Jeweler. Baltimore and Mount Sts , l?uft i
raore, Md., indorsee Salvatiou Dil f.ir lrh? u
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES
IS. & O. K. R.
[Special dispatch to tho Alexandria Gazette.)
Washington, March 10.?Up to 4 p. m.
to-day nothing definite can be learned ol
the reported sale of the B. & O. E. R. to the
Terminal Company, all the officials of the
former company being reticent upon the
subject. It is generally believed, however,
that the sale has been completed.
Death of Captain Ead*.
(Special Dispatch to the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington, March 9.-Capt. James B.
Eads died here on the 8th iuat.
.Mr. Beecher's Obsequies.
New York, March 10.?In spite of the
ruin the streets in the vicinity of Rev. H. W".
Beecher's house were crowded with people
i his moruiug. A large number of floral em?
blem-, were received before the private ser?
vices commenced. The coffin rested in the
centre of the front parlor and was surround?
ed with a bank of fragrant dowers. The
remains were dressed in a '.uit of black
broadcloth, with the frock coat buttoned up
and the right hand laid across the breast.
The features were natural and there was a
smile upon the face. The long gray hair
was brushed back over the ears, the same
as Mr. Beecher wore it while alive. Early
iu the morning before the services Mrs.
Beecher went into the parlor and stood by
tho coffin for some time. She bent over the
remains and after implanting a kiss upon
tho cold lips was* led into the back room.
Promptly at 'J:30 o'clock Rev. Charles H.
Hall of the Church of the Holy Trinity en?
tered tha front parlor and commenced to
read the burial service from the ritual of the
Episcopal church. A quartette sang "Jesus
lover of my soul," "Beyond the sighing and
the weoping," and "Coma, Holy Spirit."
Only the members of the family and
a few intimate friends were present
during the services at tho house. The
family were seated in the back parlor.
None of the family were dressed in black.
Mrs. Brecher sat near the remains during
the reading of the servico, and by her side
were her sons and daughters and the mem?
bers of tho family. She bore up wonderfully
during the whole of the ceremony and was
quite calm. A few moments before the re?
mains were carried out of the house to the
hearse the rain ceased, the clouds passed
away, and the eun-shiue burst out bright
and clear. A ray shone through the front
window of the parlor, and before the lid of
the casket was screwed down rested upon
the face of the great divine, lighting up and
forming a halo around the head. At the
conclusion of the services at the house the
Rev. Dr. Hall spoke for IS minutes, after
which the remains were taken to Plymouth
Church, by the Thirteenth Regiment, of
Brooklyn, where they will lio in state. They
will bo interred in Greenwood on Saturday.
The body has been embalmed. The cortege
was one of the largest ever formed ia this
More Against Strikers.
Youngstown, Ohio, Mar. 10.?Tho Penn?
sylvania Railroad Co. made a decisive
move this morning, General Manager Bald?
win filing a petition in Court against Frank
Vassall, James Kerr, Patrick O'Brien and
eight others, charging that they were in?
terfering with the operation of the road, ter?
rorizing new men that the compauy had em?
ployed to operate their trains and threaten?
ing violemetoemployes nnd officials. An in?
junction was issued by Judge Johnston res?
training the meu mentioned from going
upon the property of the Pennsylvania Com?
pany, or in any manner interfering with
trains.The restraining writs were served upon
the men this morning, who atonoe called a
meeting and are now in eecret session. It
is expected the company will send a force
of men here to day to operate yard trains
and a conflict is feared. This morning
train master Donaldson and yardmaster
Randall of tho New York Penua, and Ohio
Railroad came out with an engine and are
attempting to move freight.
The Stranded .Steamer.
Baltimore, Mar. 10.?No further intel?
ligence of the steamship Rhein has been re?
ceived by the agents in this city. The near?
est telegraph point i3 seventeen miles from
Hog Island, of which fifteen is by water,
and communication is difficult. The agents
apprehend no serious consequences. They
suppose in the thick weather the light on
the islnud was mistaken for the Cape Henry
light. Abundant assistance has been aent
for her relief.
Baltimore, Md., Mar. 10 ?A dispatch
from Norfolk, (dated 10:30; says that the
steamship Rhein, which was reported
a.dioro on Hog Island, has gotton off and is
now pacing iu the Capes.
Norfolk, Vs., March 10.?The steamship
Rhein passed in the capes at 11:40 this
morning under her own steam. The decks
were crowded with passengers. Everything
appeared to be moving satisfactorily.
I'anie in a Theatre.
DrjBUQUE, March 10.?A panic occurred
last evening in a theatre where over 709
school children were gathered to witness a
ventriloquist entertainment. Shortly after
I be performanco commenced some person
raised the cry of "fire," and a terrible scene
:it once ensued. The frightened children
rushed for the doors, blocking up the pas?
sage ways and rushing madly one over the
other. Professor Iris.h, ol the third ward
school, and a number of others near the door
tore down tho partition, opened the outside
loors and broke the windows. They seized
the children throwing tbem right and left
is they drew them out and by extraordinary 1
?fibrts succeeded in clearing the passages, i
A number of the children were injured but i
Jone seriously. I
Abeline, Kansas, March 10.?Another I \
Jj&pter iu the Corouado (Wichita couctyj I
shooting was opened at Leoti yesterday,
Adjutant General Campbell having effected
the arrest of fourteen of the Coronado men
charged with the killing of Coulter, Rains
and others. Warrants were issued for about
forty, but only fourteen could lie found.
Both towns threw up fjrta and were pre
pared for a war. Those arrested were all
taken to Garden City for trial.
Death of a Baltiniorenn.
Baltimore, March 10.?Mr. Robert Lehr,
of the lirm of Boninger Bros., tobacco ex?
porters, and consul tor Belgium and Portu?
gal, died at his residence, in this city, to?
day. Mr. Lehr has for a long time been a
resident of Baltimore, f.r.d was highly re?
spected in business circles. He had been in
poor health for some lime.
PLYMOUTH, Mass., -March 10 ?Sau.ii -I !
Besso was hanged bete this moruisi at -
o'clock and was cut down at 9:03 o'clock.
On Wednesday rooming, December 2 !,
Besso murdered Richard X. Law ton, a resi?
dent of West port, and a collector of eggs.
The murder was committed for tho purpose
of robbery. _ ^
The Fisheries Question.
HALIFAX, March 10.?Tho Halifax Cham
bur of Commerce devotes a portion of its
annual report to the fishery question, i;
holds that tho position of Canada thereon
is correct and says that free trade is the only
way out of the difficulties existing between
Canada and the United States.
Chicago, March 10.?Tho Daily X
(Ottawa, 111.) special states that the Illinois
Supreme Court has decided to hear the ar?
guments on the motion for a new trial foi
the Haymarket anarchists next Thursday,
The motion will be argued orally, two hours
being allowed to each of the six attorneys
Strike of Laborers.
MarqCKTTE, Mich., Mar. 10.?It is re
ported that 700 laborers, employed in con?
struction work on the Saul Division of the
Duluth, South Shore und Atlantic railway,
struck work at noon yesterday, demanding
an increase of 50 cents a day.
Explosion of Melinite.
Paris, March 10.?An explosion of meli?
nite, the new explosive, occurred to day in
the arsenal at Belforte. Many men were
killed or injured.
Paris, March 10.?Christine Xiisson has
been married to Count Miranda, and it
reported that she will retire from the lyric
The Debt and Slavery.
To the editor of th<' Alexandria Gazette:
Apropos of the Virginia debt question,
which has repeatedly and empbatica
been declared to bo "eliminated from pol
itics," it appears to resemble the famous
ghost which would not down; or. perhap ,
more closely, a certain question which
troubled the country lor many year.-; and
although it is said, Politicians
dreamed they had, in current phraseology,
reached a finality on this vexed quarrel,
grave doubts found expression, none per?
haps more forcibly than in the following
newspaper epigram, describing
"To kill twice dead a rattlesnake,
And off bis scaly skin to take,
And through his head to drive a stake,
And every bone within him break,
And of his flesh mtneemoat in in ikej
To burn, to scar, to boil and bake,
Tbcu in a b -..;> tho whole to rake,
And over it the baaora shake,
And sink it fathoms in the lake?
Whence, after all, quite wide awake,
Comes back that very same old taako '
When the State, debt shall basettled a
decidedly as Ihr? old question ot slavery I
been, may it not bo us difficult to find ai j
one who had not thought ?II along th i
debt should be honestly paid, as it now is
to discover a man who does not i ? nfess tbai
he is glad slavery no longer exists.
Court ok Appeals Yesterday.?Fur
year vs. the Commonwealth. Arg;.
R. T. Wilson, esq., for plaintifl in em i
Amistead v=. Bailey. Submitted.
Seay vs. Shue's administrator. Arg
by W. B. Pettit for appellant and A A
Oray, esq., for appellee and continued
The case of tho Commonwealth i
Brown Allen was called and continui
March 24th. The continuance was raa
at the request of the representative ol the
The Western District Marshalship
?lames 6. Hill, Sergeant at-Arms of tlicE
Delegates of Virginia, was in Washington ???
day. His friends are urging his claims forsp
potutment as Uuited States Marshal for tb(
era district of Virginia, vice Col. Grab am
ed. It is said that Col. Graham was so disgu-tid
with the failure of tho 4t>th Congress to redeem
the pledges made by the democrats to thi |
that ho resigned, and others say that in tin
ture, Le will act with the republicans Genen
Wm. Terry, ox-member of Cougress fn
Ninth district, was also in Washington, mi
applicant for the United States Marshals!; :
western district. Hois indorsed by many] :"
inent men of hi3 party. Mr. J. H. Jordor
laski county, 13 also an appli.-ant.
John Ryan & Co., type founder-, Baltimore
have ready for de'ivery a new specimen book
cuts. It is said to contain over one thousinJ
more specimens than bavo ever been shown be?
fore, and many now and origiual designs suited
to all classes of printjrs' work. It will he foaad
a valuable book iu every job printing offii e
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