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FRIDAY evening. MAY 27._
Early yesterday morniu,' probably
every voter in the city found under bis
front door a handbill slatiug that: "The
woikiugmeu of Alexandria have seen their
city oppressed by a water corporation,
cheated by contractors, taxing citizens un?
equally through its gas works, working con?
victs where its honest citizens should be em?
ployed, neglecting the laws or enforcing
them with partiality, devising a scheme to
destroy homesteads, and lagging behind the
oaurch of progress. Therefore the working
men have resolved to have a better admin?
istration of city affairs." If the working
men of Alexandria, who compose nine tenths
of the voters of the city, had teen all these
things, us reasonable creature?, they would
have availtd themselves of the opportunity
afforded by yesterday's election to defeat
tho parly responsible for ttiein. But, in?
stead of that, they sustained tho party by a
larger majority than at the previous mu?
nicipal election. Evidently tho working
men of Alexandria have not seen the thiDgs
referred to. It becomes necessary, therefore,
for those who prepared the handbill to
prove the truth of their serious charges, or
to withdraw them, and acknowledge that
they were mistaken when they made them.
How a company that supplies the city, free
of cost, with ail the water required at fires,
and that supplies each householder with as
much water as he may choose to
draw for less thau the price he used to
pay the water-carts for two or three
bucketfuis a day. oppresses the city, is
hard to tell. If the city is cheated by con?
tractors, no good citizen, regardful of his
own interest and that of his fellow citizens,
aware of that lac!, will hesitate to bring it
to the attention of the corporation attorney.
If gas bills were not unequal here, Alexan?
dria would be the solitary oily iu tho world
iu w hich such a condition doesuot exist, Icr
from the invention of metres till the pres?
ent, and in every city illuminated by gas,
that same Complaint has been and is made.
As moat of the taxes are derived from
house?, and as worktogmeu either own or
rent huus<*. ii is certainly to their interest
to have taxes as low us possible Therefore
no reesDuubic man among them can object
to a system by which jn.il aud workhouse
couvicisaie made to earn at least a portion
uf the expense of keeping them, by cleaning
the streets. If any citizen is injured by the
neglect cf the laws or by the enforcement of
them with partiality, ho has it in his power
to have tho injury repaired by a simple
complaint to the proper authority. What
is meant by devising a sclu-ino to destroy
homestead-i is not know n, but if any man be
guilty of such a crime he should unquestion?
ably be hanged on the spot, and if the writeis
of tho handbill were to execute vengeance
upon him, nobody would object. As to lag?
ging behind the march ol progress, there
isn't one mac elected on the democratic
ticket who wouldn't be thankful io those
who prepared the handbill, or to any bedy
else, who would devise a scheme to stop it
and start an advance movement. The
handbill must have been prepared with an
intent to deceive, or by those who were tit
teily iguorant of what they wem writing
An OLl> Virginia fanner, in a note con?
taining his liftieth anuu.il subscription to
the Gazette, says "times am s > hard with
me that I sometimes think I shall be
0impelled to divorce myself from the GA?
zette, but as I am dependent upon my wife,
and as she says if I do, I may as well divorce
myself from her at the same time, I reckon
I'll have to continue my subscription till
death do us part." The subscription books
of the Gazette show that in many of tho
most reputable families of Virginia, men now
well stricken in years have been readiug the
paper daily,with the exception of the period
it was suppressed during the war, from the
time they lirst knew how to read; aud the
Gazette is proud to state that it is in con?
stant receipt of letters from them, in which
both its principles aud its policy are en?
The blue and the gray are mingling in?
timately iu Washington now, to the gratifi?
cation of the people of ail sections of the
country; but Senator Edmonds still says
tho statute prohibiting ex Confederates from
holding commissions in the army must
stand, to show which aide was right; Post?
master Genera! Vi I as says he cannot deny
the existence of a rule in his department by
which no ex Confederate can be promoted
therein; and President Cleveland refuses to
strike out a civil service ruie by which no
ex Confederate can apply tor a position sub
jeot to the civil servica law.
Now that a new city council has been
elected, it would not be amiss for it to con?
sider the advisability cf increasing the as?
sessment upon city property and of reduc?
ing the rate of municipal taxation. The!
same amount of revenue would be raised by
a tax of one dollar a hundred upon a thou 1
sand dollars, as by a tax of two dollars a
hundred upon five hundred dollars; hut
upon a stranger contemplating the purchase ?
of a house here, the diflerence between one
and two dollars in the iax rate would have
The Ju y nutnbur of The Season, the New
York ladv's nihtazine, has beeu received,
and will prove very interesting to the fair
[Spooial Correspondence of tlm Aloxa. Gazette.]
Washington, D. C, May 27, 1887.
Ex-Congressman John S. Barbour while
at the Metropolitan hotel this meaning was
asked by tbe Gazette's correspondent when
the executive oommittee of his party in his
State would meet to fix the time for holding
a State convention there. He replied some?
time in June, and that the convention he
thought would meet sometime in August.
He said there is a central committee of the
democratic party in bis State and an execu
committee, of both of which he is chairman;
that the former met soiuetimo ago in Rich?
mond and formally determined that a Stato
convention of tho party should be held, and
that the letter had now only to fix the date
and place thereof, which, they would do
early next month, and he.lhought August
would be the month Beiected. He .said ho wbb
decidedly in favor of holding the convention,
and reforming tho lines of tho party and of
stimulating and enthusing it preparatory to
the tall campaign.
A member oi the Virginia legislature bore
to-day .-ays he is convinced front what he saw
of and heard from the agents of the foreign
holders of Virginia bonds before they left
Richmond that they are as well aware of tbe
real condition oi Virginia affairs as he is :
that they will, upon their return to England,
advise their clients to accept the t:-rms for
tbe settlement of the State debt offered by
the legislative committee; that their advice
will be taken, ami that tho legislature
will be reconvened to ratify that accept
unco, and settle the debt upon the
terms referred to. Tho member referred
to is the only ono seen here who talks
in this way, nil tbe others seeming to think
the settlement of the debt as far oil' now as
it was before tho legislature met . He also
says that on (>i!e Saturday evening during
the negotiation the dillerence between the
Englishmen and committee amounted to
only a few thousand dollars, but that on the
foliowing Monday morning there was a
marked diii'nvnee observable in both the
manner of the Englishmen and in their
terms, and that during that interval they
had been the guests of Mr. John Wise.
There was a pretty good attendance at
tho national drill grounds here this morn?
ing, though by no means a jam. and not
half tbe beats on the grand stand were oc?
cupied. Among the crowd were many
Alexandrians, who had come up to witness
the drill of the Alexandria Light Infantry.
That company for the first time wore their
new uniforms, which, however, did not add
much to their appearance, inasmuch as the
coats are exceedingly ill-fitting. Some of
the members, too, were considerably rattled
at first, but towards the eud of the drill the
company exhibited its usual proficiency,
and made a better Bcore than some of the
others. Tbe best drilled companies up to
noon were those from Belknap and San An?
Ex-representative Tucker has ;'gono to
Lexington, Va., to spend a month at his
home in that town. His friends hero have
abandoned all hopo of his being oirered the
seat on the BUpreme bench made vacant by
the recent deat h of Associate Justice Woods.
It is said here that the fact stated by At?
torney General Garland in his recont inter?
view, that ho had been offered a place on
the interstate railroad commission, looks
very much as if the President would not
object to having south; dy else occupy his
scat at the cabinet table.
Senator Daniel, and Representatives Wi->o
and O'Ferrall, of Virginia, are in tho city
to-day. They all seem to lie striving at
tbe difficult task of getting offices for some
of their constituents.
Several of tho browora of this city attend?
ed the banquel of the national brewers' con
vei tion given in Baltimore last night. They
say that of all tho invitations .sent, to offica
holders under the administration not a sin?
gle'one was accepted. They also say that
the President in declining the ono sent him.
, said its acceptance was "impracticable,"
and they expressed s. medoubi r.sto the idea
be lot nded to convey by thai word.
Major Poore's physicians held a consults
tion this morning at ten o'clock and found
that no material change had taken place in
bis condition 9inco yosterday. He is still
Some of the cadet battalion on Lho nation?
al drill grounds hnving objected lo the, ad?
vantage tho St. John'.-. Academy Cadets of
Alexandria would have to-morrow if drilled
by Major H. \V. Newby, tboir objection was
submitted this morning to Col. Ordway,
chief of stall, who docidi .1 thai us the cadets
were under command of tho Mftjor ho has
the right to drill them. Tho drill takes
placo at half-past two o'clock to morrow
The 1'. .S. Supreme Court rendered decisions to?
day in about forty cases. The telephone rases,
however, were not among the number. The- pe?
tition for a rob earing of the Maxwell land igrant
easo was denied. The couit adjourned for the
The Metropolitan Hotel, generally considered
Southern headquarters, will be serenaded to-night
by some of the Southern bands now in tho city.
It is expected that speeches will bo made froiu
Wrestling ox Horseback.?The San
Francisco Clironical thus describes euch a
combat which came off lately at Santa Rosa,
and adds that tho "sport'' ha? only just
been introduced to tho public : At the word
"Go," the riders dashed at each other, and
after sparring about ten minutes for a hold
Matthews secured a ueck grip on Davis,
which the latter tried very hard to break.
Davis finding himself in danger, spurred his
horse to try to get away from his opponeut.
Matthews would not be denied, and ho was
dragged on to Davis's horse. The struggle
then became fierce. Both men struggled on
the same horse un-il they worked them?
selves down on tho side of the saddle, and it
looked as though Matthews was getting the
best of it, when Davis suddenly threw
his horse and gave Matthews a
flying fall. The interest taken by tho crowd
wa9 very great, and tho Santa Rosa folka
seemed delighted with the first bout of
mounted wrestling they had-ever witnessed.
The second bout was very spirited and was
won by Matthews. Tho third was disputed,
ami tho referee ordered the men to wrestle
again. Matthews won tho fall after a hard
struggle. The last and final bout was a
repelitior. of the first, and resulted in a
win for Davis, who secured the fall by again
throwing his horse.
An Albany barber says that there's not
half the danger in being shaved from the
public cups in n barber shop as in being
brushed with the public buir brush. He
says: "Half of the baldness in tho world
is caused by the indiscriminate nse
of brushes in barber shops. Baldness is
usually preceded by a scaling of the head.
This a sort Of disease. When a barber
brusbos a man's hair whoso scalp is diseased
and uses the same brush on a healthy scalp
what can you expect ? That is why so fow
women are bald. They never go to barber
The Forwn for Juno has been received
from its publishers in New York, [ts con
teuls are; Is Andover Romanizing? Books
That Have Helped Me; What is the Object
of Life? Why the Revised Version H:is
failed; False Notions of Government; Ou
Thinus Soeia'; Capita! Pnnisbmtsut; Rail?
way Pusses and the Pub lie; The Control of
the Pacitii: An Evil of tbe Schools, aud the
Fyrtn and Speed of Yachts.
Yesterday's Local Elections.
The election in Alexandria county yes?
terday resulted in the choice of J. R. Clem?
ents for Commonwealth's attorney; W. C.
Wibert for treasurer; R. A. Veitch for sher?
iff, and H. L. Holmes for commissioner of
revenue. The friends of Mr; H. H. Young
claim his election for clerk by a majority of
3, while the friends of Mr. R. W. Johnston
claim his election for that position by 2 ma?
A telephone message received here lo day
from the office of the Fairfax Herald says
the entire democratic ticket in that county
is olected by the following majorities : Love,
648 ; Cbichester, 4s7 ; Richardson, 541; Gra?
ham, 306; Gordon, 4S7 ; Wrenn, 432; Wiley,
449, and five of the six supervisors.
In West End precinct the vote was : For
Commonwealth's Attorney: Love, 139;
Chamblin,62. Treasurer: Chicheater, 120;
Beattie, 82. Clerk County Court : Richard?
son, 141, Sangster,.b'0. Clerk Circuit Court:
Graham, 135; Nodi no, OS. Sheriff: Cordon,
132; Sangster, 68. Commissioner of Rov
enue (northside): Wrenn,137; Crocker, 66;
Commissioner of Revenue (southside):
Wiley, 137; Hunter, 66.
At Pullman's, the voto was: Love 74,
Chamblin 25; Cbichester 74, Beattio 20;
Richardscn 77, Sangster 22; Crabam 71,
Ncdine 27: Gordon 74, Sangster 22 ; Wrenn
75, Crocker 25 ; Wiley Sft, Hunter 13.
The ejection in Albemarlo county was for
county officers, sheriff, treasure;-, county and
circuit clerks, supervisors and constables.
For the county clerkship two democrats and
one republican ran. Charlottesville olected
mayor and aldermen. Judge Hughes, lato
circuit judge, ran against Harris, nominee of
tho democrats for mayor, and was defeated.
/The city of Staun ton gives 2S5 majority
for the democratic nominees. Tho returns
from the county are slim, but indicate that
the democratic ticket for the general offices
bus been elected by a good majority.
At the election in Roanoke, Capt. S. S.
Brook was elected clerk of the court, M. C.
Thomas, treasurer and C. M. Turner, com?
missioner of the revenue?all democrats.
Tho council stands 0 democrats and 3 repub?
In Portsmouth, city, county and muni?
cipal officers were elected by a heavy dem?
ocratic majority over the labor ticket, the
republicans having abandoned the field. In
Norfolk county the contest was for county
officers between tho regular republicans and
fuaionists, and tho regular ticket carried the
At the election iu Lynchburg six nomi?
nees of tho democratic primary were elected
to the city council and nine knights of labor,
'four of whom ar? negroes.
Three tickets were voted for in Winches?
ter, citizens', temperance and republican.
There was much scratching. The uegroos
voted straight republican tickets. Tho dem?
ocratic ticket is electod in Frederick county
by a larco majority. The contest between
Cammer, independent, and Pifer, regular
democrat, for commissioner of rovenun was
The entiro straight republican ticket iu
Henrico county has been elected by a ma
jot it/of about 400.
A negro councilman was elected in Man?
chester, opposite Richmond.
In Page county the republicans had a
full ticket in tho field. The democrats made
no Dominations. In Luray the principal in?
terest centered in the corporation election
of town councilmon between "tho dry and
the wot. tickets." The dry ticket was suc?
cessful by majorities ranging from 12 to IS.
Shenandoah elects a clean democratic
In Pittsylvanin counly all of tho demo?
cratic incumbents were re-elected except
tho commissioner of revenue in the Third
Henry county elects n republican com?
monwealth's attorney ; a republican county
court dork; a democratic treasurer; a repub?
lican clerk of circuit court; a republican
sheriff, and a negro commissioner in the
A Poisoning Case.?In a little village in
Galicia, Austria, lived a happy family, con?
sisting of an old man called Dackof; his
wife, Maruncka, and two eons, Josef and
Potor. Some time ago Josef was married,
and in duo course bis wife presented him
with two children. The extraordinary
fondness of old Dackof for his grandchild?
ren awnkened tho jealously of Maruncka,
who, after watching her husband, camo to
tho conclusion that he was carrying on an
intrigue with his daughter in law. Mean
while Peter Dackof, tho un-niftrrie.il son,
had grown suspicious that his brother was
was trying lo cheat him out of his inher?
itance. Jealousy soon turned to hnte, and
after talking mutters over, mother and son
resolved on vengeance. The next Sunday
they asked Joset's wife and children to din?
ner, and st?t a hearty meal before them,
with a toothsome cako to crown the feast.
Nobody touched the cake i hat day, how?
ever, which was lucky, for it was poisoned.
Tho Sunday following Maruncka renewed
the experiment on a more elaborate scale.
This time she made two similar cakes?one
poisoned, the other harmless?and to induco
the victims to eat she herself took a piece of
one cako. A few hours later she expired,
having eaten of tho wrong cuke. Peter
Dackof now tried bis hand and succeeded
better than his mother. One day he con?
trived lo put some poison into the soup of
his sister-in-law and her childron. The
children both died in convulsions, but their
mothor, having taken very little soup, re?
covered after a terrible illness. The mur?
derer, happily, did not escape. Having
been arrested on suspicion, bo was tried and
condemned to death.
Cruelty on the High Skas.?The ex?
amination of first mate Albert M. Rich, of
tho ship Robert L. Belknap, who is chargod
with tho murder of a seaman named James
Peterson while on tho voyage from San
Francisco to Liverpool, was begun Tuesday
before United States Commissioner Shields
in New York. Carl 'Eisenger, a seaman,
swore that he saw Rich beat Peterson nearly I
every day with a belaying pin," sometimes
on tho back of i ho head and sometimes in
the faco. Peterson was knocked senseless
twice. One night bo hoard the mate abus?
ing Peterson up on deck. He heard a blow
and a heavy crash. The mate opened the
forecastle door aud pitched the man inside.
His head was cut in thrco places and ho
died soon afterward. Rich said many limes
that he intended to kill Peterson and chuck
him overboard before he got to Liverpool.
Tho men could not interfere with the bru?
tality of the mate, aud it was useless to
complain to the caplnia. Once when the
captain was complained to by Peterson he
asked him "if he did not get enough beating
out of the mate, and if he wanted some out
of him." The mate gave orders to give
Peterson as little food of possible. Other
seamen corroborated Eisengersstory. The
Belknap is an American ship, owned by
Carlton Norwood, of Rockport, Me. Cap?
tain A. J. Staples commands her.
David Burke, of Kingston, N. M., quar?
relled with Con Ryan and challenged bim
to fight with pistols. Ryan being unarmed,
accepted a pistol from BurKc. and the result
was that Evan was killed.
TO-DAYS TKLECiKAI'Iia? SEW?.
TUE NATIONAL URII.L.
.Washington, May 27.-The weather at
the camp to-day was fair, a cooler westerly
breeze prevailing, and the turf of the drill
grounds was in the best possible condition.
The following were tbe infantry companies
assigned to drill to-day: Indianapolis Light1
Infantry, Alexandria Light, [ofantry, Jack?
son Rifles, Jackson, Mich ; Moliueaux Rifles,
New York ; Belknap' Rifles, Texas ; San An?
tonio (Texas) Rifles, Lomax Rifles, Mobile,
Ala.; Sheridan Guards, Manchester, X. 11.
The Indianapolis Company, in dark bitte
coats trimmed with white, bine trousers and
white plumed hats, came to the front at t.n
o'clock. Their marching and work in the
manual were very good. Ouo or two blun?
ders on the part of individual members
were noted, and one of their volleys was
The Belknap Rifles are line looking men,
uniformed in dark blue, trimmed with red,
and plumed white helmets. Their perform?
ance throughout was excellent, and their
work in tbe manu.il of ai ms superb. Their
record is certainly above that of any of their
predecessors of to day. Their volley tiring
was bupcrior to anything yet seen.
The Pan Antonio Rifles .oamu on the
ground Hying their Loco Star Hag. Their
uniform is of dark blue trimmed with white,
with white cross belts, while helmets aud
white and blue plumes. They acquitted
themselves with equal credit. 1 luring their
drill a sprinkling of rain scattered the crowd
of spectators, but tbe men stood their ground
aud carried out their allotted work without
Tho Lomax Rifles, of Mobile, Ala., came
with a record of many victories in the Geld
of competitive drilling. They havo coals of
dark blue with white epaulette, while treu-,
sers, light blue, silver trimmed helmets aud
white plumes. The popular verdict accords
them a place beside the foremost of their
Tho Sheridan Guards of New Hampshire
was Ibe last on the list for to day's competi?
tion, ft made a good general record with?
out conspicuous excellencies or demerits.
Tbe crowd was probably as largo as at
any previous time since the drill began. It
it is a generous throng noting, but without
noisy condemnation, accidents, blunders and
defects and heartily applauding whatever it
Buds to bo praiseworthy.
The Xcv. York Fire.
Nkw York, May 27.?The lire at the
Belt Line stables was got under control at
4 o'clock this morning. Tho stables, with
their contents and the frame houses on the
opposite side of l?tli avonue and down
54tb street, were destroyed. Tho lo?.s will
not bo much lesa than $1,000,000. Elizabeth
Walsh, 70 years eld, one of tho occupants ol
the houso No. ."10 West 54th street, which
wad burned, was sick in her bed. Tbe
police rescued her and brought her to the
sidewalk whero she expired from the fright
and shock, Later estimates show that the
loss by the lire will not be covered by one
million dollars. Tbe stables are a complete
wreck and the tenements on thostreeis fac
ing tho stables are al-o burned. There were
something like 1,400 horses in the stables,
and only about 100 of these were saved.
Tho bodies of twelve hundred borsrs thai
had been smothered or burned alive were
roasting in tho ruins of Ibe Stables togethei
with rows of dead goats, dogs, pigs and hor?
ses that had been burned to death in a vain
scramble for Hie. More than ono hundred
families, to a great extent very poor people,
have been rendered homeless, and one wo?
man perished from fright in the excite
ment. Any number of people, including
fireman aud police, bad been prostrated by
tho consuming bent. Men. women and
children wandored srimlc sly over the ruins
of their wrecked homes, bereft of their all j
and bewildered at the sudden an I crushing
blow. Their losses, though mostly insignifi?
cant in amount, were Ibe accumlation of n
lifetime. Tho lots is now estimated at
The President1 ami Party.
albany, N. V. May 27.?President Clove
land and party arrived hero at 3:15 o'clock
this morning. They left immediately by a
special train on the Delaware ami Hudson
railroad. Tho party were joined by Dr.
Ward, of this city.
Burlington, Yt , May 27.?President I
Cleveland and party passed through this
city on a special train at 9:40 this morning.
A stop of a few minutes was made. Presi?
dent and Mrs. Cleveland appeared on tho
rear platform of their cir, in company with
Collector Smalley, and were greeted with
enthusiastic applause. The President made
St. Albans, Yt., May 27.?President
Cleveland and parly arrived here at 10;:>0
and were enthusiastically greeted by ;i huge
crowd of citizens. The train was baited a
few minutes, and tho President and his wife
appeared on tho rear platform fo acknowl?
edge the popular greetings. They were
presented with two elegant bouquets by a
couple of children, und as the train moved
out several giant torpedoes sounded salutes.
The party will proceed direct to Moire,
whence they will branch off into the Adi
Halifax, N. S., May 27.?Extraordinary
precautions have lately been taken by tbe
military authorities which render admission
to the citadel by ordinary citizens more
difficult than ever, while even those sup?
posed to have business there are under cer- '
tain restrictions. No person, whether a !
British subject, or not, can obtain entrance j
unless holding a pass from the Brigade j
office, stating that there aro reasons for his, i
or her admittance, and no one whatever is h
to be allowed iuside, if the vi-it is out of I
mere curiosity. No foreigner, t<( whatever '
nationality, can bo admitted unless he has i
a special permit issued by the War Oflice in ' t
London. Even officers of (he army, sta?
tioned in Halifax, are not permitted to pass
the gates if they happen to be dres=ed in
plain clothing and uro without the necessary
pas?. A communication received from the
home authorities this week contains orders
that these uew rules were to he enforced
with the greatest strictness. The reason
for tho measures takeu to so rigorously ex
elude tho public is said to be because news?
paper correspondents have been granted eo
much freedi^n inside the citadel iu the past,
that they have been enabled lo give minute
descriptions of the works, guus, etc., and
tii,; i he Authorities do not appreciate.
Affairs in Chicago.
CHICAGO, May 27. -The master plastereis
rani again last night. The lockout has not
yd ofleeted thenito any degree, and they
declare thai it will not for a good whileyeL
Contrary to the rule of the master builders,
they are willing to hire union men, hut can
not pay their price and live, because of the
close competition in plastering Contracts.
Tl ey bave found i( necessary to combine in
au endeavor to raise the price of sub-con
IroctP, and at the meeting last night the
organization was completed by the adop
tion of a constitution and by-laws, twenty
members being present.
The Ministerial Crisis.
PARIS, May 27.?President Grevy to day
summoned M. Rouvier aud M. Deves for a
conference and induced M. Rouvier to un?
dertake the task of forming a cabinet. M.
Rouvier will endeavor to persuade M. Flour
ons to retain the foreign portfolio, and it is
understood that M. Lockroy and M. Granet,
Minister of Commerce aud Ministor of Posts
and Telegraphs, respectively, in M. Goblet's
government, will remain in office. Gen.
haussier is mentioned for Minister of War
and M. Fallierrea for Minister of the Inte?
rior. ' ? _
NORFOLK, Va., May 27.?The returns from
Norfolk county did not come in until four
o'clock this morning, owing to a vast deal
of scratching. Tho republicans ttraigh1
ticket is elected by a large majority over
the citizens' or fusion ticket. Asbury (color?
ed) is elected Commonwealth's Attorney,
which is said to he tho first time in the his?
tory oi the State where a colored man has
been elected to this position. Portsmouth
city elected the democratic ticket by a
largo majority over the labor ticket.
The Belgian Riot*.
Brussels, May 27.*?The striking colliers
at Eornu, a village of Haiuaut.havo attack?
ed tho troops who were guarding mine prop?
erty. Three lancers wero wounded. An
it tempt has been made at Hornu to destroy
the house of a non-striker with dynamite.
Brussels, May 27.?Twelve hundred
more men joined tho strikers at Ctiarleroi
to-day. At Bouasn, in Hainaut, 300 men
went out today and at Dour Uli?. At M?ns
600 Strickers paraded clamoring for univer?
sal su II rage.
Fort Wayne, Ind., May 27.?The suit
in tho circuit court against Civil Service
Commissioner Edgerton, brought by Joseph
Ketch urn, was settled yesterday by Ketchum
proving that ho was the administrator of
the estate <>f Anna ICetchum, deceased. As
soon as this was done Mr. Edgorton paid
over to hin? $3,000 in cash and transferred a
$4,000 mortgage, which he was holding iu
trust. This silences lha rumors that Mr.
Edgerton bad sequestered some of the dece?
Suspected Train Robber.
At 3tin, Tex., May 27.?Joe Bnrbour, the
tispectod train robber, was apprehended
on tln? fact that u piece of paper was found
where the robbers divided their booty, boar
tug Barbour's name, and he had four $20
bills which had been stitched together.
A motu; tho plundered packages was one
that had contained four $20 bills. None of
tho li90 prisoners have ye: furnished bail.
They are trying to get the services of ex
Governor Ireland to tlofond them.
The Fishery Question.
Halifax, N. S., May 27.?Next Thurs?
day baa been fixed for the argumenls of
counsel in the fishery seizure cases of the
David J. Adams and Ella M. Doughty.
T it fishery cruiser Advance sailed yester?
day for the western fishing grounds. The
cruiser Triumph has reported at She]burne.
A dispatch from that place reports a large
number of American schooners offtho coast,
but says no fish bave been taken up.
london, .May 27.?The weatherat Epsom
Downs during the morning was cold and
rainy. Tho race for the Oaks stakes, for
three year old fillies, was won by the Duke
of Beaufort's chestnut filly, Revo d'Or. Mr.
T. Valentine's bay filly, St. Helen, came in
srooud, and tho Duke of Westminster's
chestnut filly, Freedom, third. There were
The l*aris Fire.
Paris, May 27.?Tho examination of the
ruiu^, of I ho Opera Comique for tho remains
of victims continues vigorously. Twenty
bodies have been found iu Ihe dining room.
These victims had ail met their death by
suffocation. The firemen saw other bodies,
but were unable to reach them. It is be?
lieved that there are 150 more bodies in the
Quarantine Against t attle.
Prescott," Ariz., May 27.?Governor
Z:dick issued a quarantine proclamation
v stertlay against tho importation of cattle
that had been exposed to pletiro-pueumonia
against New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District
of Columbia, Virginia, Illinois, England, '
?cotland and the Dominion of Canada.
Iturucd to Death. t
Lawrence, Kan., May 27-About five 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon the children of j"
lugusl Martin set fire to the house, and the ! j
taby, one year old, wa3 burned to death.} a
E*he father brought the child from the burn-1 -
ng'house alive, but it was so badly burned ! ?
hat it died in a few minutes.
Lord 4 aini?l?oll's Iliiukruptt-y
London, May 27.?Lord Colin Campbell
ha3 consented to be placed in bankruptcy,
in accordance with the decision of the bank?
ruptcy court on the petition of the Duke of
Marlborough. His liabilities are ?OOO
pounds, includings G000 pounds for costs in
curred in prosecuting his divorce suit against
Wreck ol a Traiu.
KousTON.May 27.?It is learned that a ser?
ious wreck has occurred on the Houston and
Texas railway between Waxahachie and
Garrott and the'engineer and lireman were
Snakes in Mexico.?Some of the islatdi
are absolutely unexplorable, because of the
inconceivable number and variety of the
serpents that infest them. No wonder those
early Indians considered a skirt of woven
snakes the most appropriate garmeut for
the Goddess of the Earth ! Centuries before
the coming of the Aztecs the poetical people
who inhabited these Western shores, con
templatiug the azure Pacific, named the
Goddess of Water Chalchiuhtlicue--"sho of
the skirts of blue;" and no less appropriate
ly the tribes of this section called the earth's
Uoddess Chihuacoatl?"she of the skin oi
snakes." Other tribes called her Coatlicue
?"the woman serpent"?the A/tec Eve,
whose head is a serpent's, with the breast
and limbs of a woman, and whose gown in a
web of snakes adorned with tassels and
feathers. Iu attempting to explore some of
the islands of Lake Chapala it seemed as it
the earth literally wore a "skirt of ser?
pents." The ground swarmed with them,
swaying and writhing from every bush,
hissing and squirming on every fal?
len tree, and rippling the water u
all directions. It was a question as
to which were more numerous, the birds
above or the snakes below. They tell us
that as soon as tho spring birds reappear there is
a gTCat gathering of snakes below and hawks
above. Tho latter literally cover tho trees, and
whenever hanger dictates they make a dash at
the tired little creatures who have settled upon
the islands after their annual return from - :..
unknown region. If a bird escapes the hawks
and seeks to refresh himself with a drink, in the
twinkling of an eye ho is swallowed by one of tho
greedy serpents that lie in wait for him at tho
water's edge.?Pkila. Record.
A Remarkable Appetite.?Essex, Mass.
has a citizen whose greatest claim to die
tinction is his appetite, and that is remark?
able. Ho will rise at 2 o'clock in the morn
iug and eat a slice of meat, some eggs, sev?
eral pieces of bread, a cut of ham, and per?
haps a few potatoes. At 7 o'clock he eats a
hearty breakfast. At 9 he has another.
About 10 ho begins to grow hungry again.
He is always craving food, and yet the doc
tors say that the man is well.
The numbers of The Living Aye lor May
14th and 21st coutain England andEurope,
Madame de Mnintenon, The Call of Savan
arola, The Imaginative Art of the Renais?
sance, The Empress Endocia, Persia, Wil?
liam Hazlitt, Pastoral, My Niece, Educa?
tional Nurseries, A Pauper Training Ship,
Jewish Pauperism, The Permanence cf
National Character, Spring, with instalment
of "Major Lawrence" aud "Richard Cable,"
A Michigan tramp says that for weeko he
has been living on the fat of tho land from
the revenue derived from begging for post?
age stamps. His plan was to ask each avail
able person for a stamp with which to send
n letter to his wife. With few exceptions
he got a stamp, or money enough and more
to buy ono. He had a largo number of two
cent stamps in his pocket when arrested for
It would be next to an impossibility to
construct a type-writer to handle the Chi?
nese language, as there are some thirty
thousand characters in its alphabet. We
can faintly imagine tho cilbrts of an opera?
tor of an imaginary type-writer to tap out
the intricacies oi a message from the Em
peror on the inhumanity of the treatment ? I
the Chinese abroad.
Mary Stewart, a negro woman of Talia
ferro county, Ua., has invented a cur-coup?
ler that is said to be simple aud about per
feet. She says that tho idea came to her
like a dream and she made a model, accord
ing to her vision, out of old."oyster cups."
Mary Stewart was the first slave born to Al?
exander H. Stevens.
Mrs. Simmons, of Canawaugus, N. V,
stood by a window with a steel fork in her
hand the other day during a heavy thunder
storm. Suddenly there was a blinding Hash
of lightning which reudored hero insensible
for about two hours. Tho house was not
struck, neither did any of the inmates ex?
perience any shock.
Best Goods are Pin in Smallest Par
Tho old proverb is certainly true iu the
case of Dr. Pierce's "Pleasant Purgative
Pellet:;," which are little, sugar-wrapped
.parcels, scarcely larger than mustard seeds,
containing as much cathartic power as ?
done up in the biggest, most repulsive It ok
ing pill. I'nliko tho big pills, however,
they are mild and pleasant in their opera?
tion?do not pioduce griping pains, nor ren
der the bowels costive after using
^T FfiENCII'S, !?:* AND !-5 KINO STBEK'j
Another now lino of those highly ornamental
and useful JAPANESE FANS just received.
HAMMOCKS, all grades, up to tho finest Mexi?
CROQUET, all styles and prices. Our full sen
for $1 are tho finest iu the market.
BASE BALLS from 5<- to ?1.25 each ; aM tho
leading makes represented.
Now lino WAX PAPER, warranted air-tight
water and grease proo', tasteless and odorless for
wrapping butter, lard, candies, etc., etc.
my 27_ oeo. e. french.
BURBANK SEED POTATOES
Just received and for sale by
?>y20 lw_ _ N. LINDSAY A CO.
TENNEY'S NEW SOUTH,
FAMILY AND HOLLER EXTRA,
For sale by
?Pg3 J. ('.. MILHUKN
For sale by
A XES: AXES! AXEa!-"Light Horso Harry
CX. aud "Red Warrior" Chopping Axos. Over
00 dozen of these celebrated goods in storo. All
he regular weights and shapes. Wholesale and
ttail. JAS. F. CARLIN & SONS,
ROASTED (X)FF?ES.-Fresh7y~ rossTed'at my
[\j store?Mocha, Java. Maracaibo, LaO'usyra
ud Rio Coffees, all carefully selected, tor sale by
mrlG_ J. C. M LLB Ufi N
SLEEVELESS VESTS, from .:: to$l for la
j dies, at
myl2 AMOS B. SLAYMAKER'S.