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TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 2s.
Protectorate seem to be favorites with
Boine people iu this country, who rocom
meod them as easy settlements of all trou?
bles iu neighboring counties. Such a recom?
mendation has been made in the cases of San
D.miingo, Panama and Nicaragua, and now
an Americau protectorate is recommended
iu the case of the Sandwich Islands. If this
nation can protect all its own country it
will do all that is required of it. To at?
tempt to protect more, and thereby become
entangled iu foreign alliances, would not
only bo an assumption of extra and needless
labjr, but would heedlessly involve the
country in the dangerous risks it has here?
tofore avoided by a strict observance of the
prescriptive law on the subject, as advised
by Washington in bia Farewell Address.
Mr. Sherman should have followed the
example of his more successful rival for the
republican Presidential nomination, Mr.
Blaine, and left the country. Had he done
bo he would have been spared the disagree?
able necessity of cbangiug his expressed
opinions regarding the South to suit circum?
stances, as the cbamelion does the color of
Us skin to suit surrouuding objects. But it
must always be remembered concerning Mr.
Shermau that he believes anytbiug is justi?
fiable iu law and morals that will beat
down the democratic party, and that like
his follower, Gen. Raum, he also believes
that a modern politician can not afford to
The secretaries of the local boards of
civil service examiners have recommended
the aholitiou of the age restriction upon ap?
plicants tor federal positions subject to the
civil service law. This is a wise and just
recommendation, and should be adopted as
soon as practicable. To exclude men from
the postal service because tbey are over
thirty-five years of age, and from all the
other brandies of the civil service subject to
the civil service law because they aro over
forty five, is not only foolish, but is contrary
tu the spirit of free iustitutious, and is a? ob?
jectionable to republicans as it is to demo?
The LT. S. Supreme Court ia the highest
court in the land. That court has decided
that the Southorn States were never out of
the Union. Consequently the people of those
States, in the eye of the law, were uot eoe
mies of the United States. Therefore the
statute providing that flags taken from the
enemies of the United States does not legal?
ly apply to the Southern flags, the order for
the return of which tbe Presidout receutly
revoked. The flags referred to are not ouly
euibleun of a lost cause, but have recently
become emblems of a lost something else.
The LEADING article iu the chief journal
devo'ed to ophthalmology in Germany, the
Berlin Centralblatt, is a paper on the "after
treatment of cataract patients," by Dr. Ro?
bert Lee Randolph (eldist son of Bishop
Randolph, of Virginia), at present assistant
surgeon iu the Presbyterian Eye and Ear
Infirmary, in Baltimore, and formerly as?
sistant iu the Eye clinic of Dr. Reuss, in
Vienna. Dr. Randolph is ao proficient in
GerniHii that the article, which is, of course,
In that language, appears exactly as it left
The New York Tribune nays the workiug
meu of this country expend botweeu four
and five hundred million dollars a year for
intoxicating drink. Half of that amount
saved and given to the mothers, wives and
children of the men who spend it. would
work a > reat beneficial e-hnuee in the contli
tion of Americau workingmeu, and would
be tbe means of preventing many disastrous
strikes and other labor troubles, by remov?
ing any apparent and reasonable cause there?
The President, in his lotter to tbe biog?
rapher of the late Rev. Heury Ward Beech
er, says, Mr. Beecher "loved his fellows in
their homes." According to the best evi?
dence, Mr. Beecher loved at least one of bis
femule fellows in her home ; but that her
husband thinks be loved him in his home can
not be proved by Mr. Tilton, whoso ouce
happy home be ruiued and destroyed.
Mb. J. W. Woltz has purchased the com
plete outfit of the Fredoricksburg Free Lance
and in the future will hav/eotire control of
the paper, which be has made one of tbe
spiciest and newsiest journals in the Stato.
The Forum for July has been received frcui its
publishers in New York. Its contents aro : Henry
Georgo's Mistake About Land, by Prof. W. T.
Harris: The Position of Canada, by David A. Poe:
Books That Have Helped Mo, by Prof. A. P. Pea
body ; What Is the Object of Life? by Graut Al?
len ; Is Princeton Humanizing? by Prof. Newman
Smyth ; Relation the Ultimate Truth, by Mary
Parmele ; Laughter, by Prof. St. George Mivart;
The Iutlictiou of tho Death Peualty, by Park
Benjamin: Tenement House Morality, by Er. J.
O. S. Huutiugtou; Raco Pn-judieo at Summer Ko
soits, by Alice H. Rhine, aud Dangers of Unre
ttrict d Immigration, by Prof. H. H. Boyeson.
A Governor's Hair.?Gov. Gordon, of
Georgia/received a very pretty note a few
dajsa?ofrom a young lady in Thomaston
asking tor a lock of his hair. Tbe Governor
lelt raiber dubiously among his gubernato
rial h.ckn, and finally wrote to tbe little
miss tuai he bad been married most too
Ion* to be able to comply with her request,
but would send a photograph instead. Mrs.
Gordoo is now to be heard from.
[Spci'U! Corrospoudonco of tho Alcxa. Gazette]
Washington. D. 0., Juoe 2S, 1SS7.
A prominent Northern republican, here
to day, in talking about the proposed ap?
pointment of Secretary Lamar to the vacant
seat on the supreme bench, said if the ap?
pointment siia 11 he made, he hud it from the
most reliable sources that strong and proba?
bly successful opposition would be made to
its confirmation, upon the ground that in
some of the Secretary's recent utterances he
reiterated Slates' rights views, which were
dissipated by the result of the civil war,
which are now contrary to the spirit of tbe
country, and which are as objectionable to
many democrats as they are to the republi?
Notwithstanding the recent insults the
President has received from the soldier ele?
ment of the country, a Virginia farmer, who
applied at oue of the Government offices
hero last week for a messenger's, or even
laborer's, place, was told that all such
places were reserved for ex-Union soldiers.
A gentleman from Loudouu county, Va.,
here to-day, says that already the names of
seven gentlemen in that county are spoken
of in connection w ith the next democratic
nomination for the Legislature there
Messrs. Ryan, the present member, Alexan?
der, Throekmorton, Lynch, Eassell, Beverly
Culpeper, Virginia, has now alPresideutial
office in the Territories, that of Register of
Public Lands at Prescott, the capital city of
Arizona. Col. Edward Burgess, the ap?
pointee, gave approved boud yesterday, and
was duly commissioned by the President,
and started to day for his post of duty. Un?
der the preceding republican administration
his State had one or moro appointments of
this character, Ex-Congressman Jorgonsen
being one of them, a Register for the
Territory of Washington. When Jorgensen
was removed, no Virginian, however, was
appointed to bis vacancy aud even Senator
Riddloberger, who is not presumed to bo
specially interested in the appointment of
democrats to office, is reported to have
urged in a strong personal letter to Secreta
ry Lamar the recognition of tbe claims of
Virginia to a Presidential appointment in
tho Land Office. There were sixty or more
applicants for Prescott. the office there, iu
res-pert of salary and fees, of climate and
other advantages, social, physical, politi?
cal, etc, being considered one of the
most desirable in the Territories. In?
deed, the office of register in any fairly
good locality is understood as conferring
both a decided personal prestige and a high
business standing upon any efficient and
worthy incumbeul. Burgess, ;he appointee
at Prescott, is :i comely, well educated and
well connected young Virginian, who has
had a training fifth in business aud politics
which well tits him for intelligent, laborious
duty in almost any Held of labor. In poli?
tics h? has always been an uncompromising
worker in the ranks of democracy, and his
selection would seem to be somewhat a rec?
ognition of tho moro active and parlisau ele?
ment of that parly. It ha3 at least tho merit
of young blood to recommend it. He was
quite intlueutially backed for the place, hav?
ing Hon. John S. Harbour as first and Gen.
Lee as next endorser. Senator Daniel was
Iriendry to his appointment also, and warm?
ly congratulated him on his success. Ari?
zona has a large and influential Southern
eleuu-iit in its population, and is also largely
democratic. Lately ii hud as its delegate
in Congress here Judge Ouray, a native of
Virginia and a man of a line order of ability.
Burgess having served some years as the
democratic mayor ofCulpeperand chairman
of the district committee of Ids party, will
carry with him into his new field a clever?
ness in political a flairs that some day may
avail in giving him a political as well an a
business distinction in bis new homo.
The report published in several republi?
can newspapers to the cllect that there is a
regularly organized anti-Cleveland demo?
cratic association in this city, composed of
members from various parts of t he country,
some of whom are prominent as well in na?
tional as in local politics, whoso object it is
to defeat the renominalion of President
Cleveland, and who are sending out circu?
lars intended to promote that object, is de?
nied by some of those said to belong to it.
There is no doubt, judging from what is
publicly sr-id here, that there are many good
and truo democrats in all parts of the coun?
try who are not satisfied with the
course of the present, administration, but it
is certain that, up to this time, they have at?
tempted no organization nor formulated
any plan for manifesting their dissatisfac
tion, nor even canvassed the availability of
any other man except Mr. Cleveland for the
next democratic Presidential nomination.
It is also certain that many of the dissatis?
fied democrats referred to, except of course,
those from New York, would prefer thut
the next democratic Presidential nominee
come from some other State than New York.
The fathers of the two young ladies in?
sulted last week l>y two of the guides in the
Capitol here, have consented to allow their
daughters to come here and identify tho
suspected guides provided tho investigation
merely consists of their passing through the
rotunda, as though casually, and pointing
out the two men charged with the offense.
Ex-representative E. John Ellis of New
Orleans, now a successful practitioner of
law in this citv. says the report that he is
to go back to New Orleans and take charge
of the Nicholl's campaign there is w ithout
the slightest foundation in truth.
Gait's extensive feed store and mill, cor?
ner of D nnd Is', streets, were destroyed by
lire between ten and twelve o'clock to day.
The wood and coal yard near by had been
burned only a few hours before. Tho latter
was sold yesterday, through the land agen?
cy of H. J. Kintz, for 81.25 per square foot,
hut as the contract was not signed, the bar?
gain is otf.
The President occupied a seat on the
platform during the commencement exer?
cises at Georgetown College yesterday.
Among tho witnesses in a pension case ex?
amined here yesterday was a man from
West Virginia, one of thirty-three children
I by the same parents, twenty of whom were
boys, of whom sixteen went into the Union
army, two beiug killed during the war, and
the remaining fourteen now drawing pen?
The Washington Presbytery met to-day
and commenced the consideration of the
Todd case, Mr. Todd being the Presby
teriau pieacher at Mauassas who is chareed
with lascivious conduct. The principal
witness, Turner, a colored man, was ex?
amined at length.
A Family Affair.?In Fayetfe couniy,
Ga., recently, a young man named Hamby
eloped with the daughter of Farmer Stamea.
Four brothers of Hamby had previously
married four daughters of Stames, although
the latter had objected to somo of tbe mar?
tinet s. When he heard of his last single
daughter's elopement he was very angry,
bu' nfu r thinking the matter over he said :
"Hang it. if they want the whole family all
right; I'll marry the old womau myself."
He accordingly rode to the house of Mrs.
Hamby, whose bushand died recently, pro?
posed, w as accepted, and tbe nuptial knot
was tfoon tied.
At Silver Lahe, six luiies from Traverse City,
Mich . iintur.il ?las bubbles up through the water.
Every bubble when lighted will explode andmako
a ligh; a ? large ?3 a man's head.
: It is said the prices of leaf tobacco have
i advanced 25 per cent, in the Richmond mar?
ket in the last thirty days.
Id Danville last night Charlie Savior, a
youth of seventeen, shot and killed Dick
Cohen. Saylor has been lodged in jail.
Among the graduates in medicine at the
University of Virginia this .session areli. W.
Baker, Winchester: Carter S. Cole, Cul
peper, and Jonah Nichols, Snickersville.
Rattlesnakes, copperheads, and all other
kinds indigenous to Shenandoah county, it
is said, are more plentiful this season than
usual, the mountains seeming to be alive
with them in places.
Yesterday Patrick O'Brien, employed as
a watchman at the depot of the Petersburg
and Weldon Railroad Company, in Peters?
burg, fell in the river while fishing and was
drowned before any assistance could be ren?
The steamer Avalon took to Baltimore on
Saturday the first peaches, two boxes from
A. J. W. Marshall, Cricket Hill, Matthews
county. aDd one box from J. Carter, Little
Bay, Lancaster county. They were excel?
The Chief of the Fire Deparlnient and
Fireman Wommaek had an altercation in
Kichmoud yesterday evening, during which
a pistol in the hands of the latter went oil,
ho claimed, accidentally, but did no dam?
age. Wommaek recently resigned from the
fire department, which has beeti in a state
of internal dissention, many of the men be?
ing opposed to Chief Fuqua, who went in
during the upheaval resulting in the elec
tion of the muuicipal labor tickot.
Lovingston district, Spotsylvania county,
is atllicled with bloody flux, and the disease
seems to bailie the best medical talent of the
vicinity. Mr. Warner Clarke has lost a son
17 yeais old, and the rest of his family are
ill. Mr. Lewis Williams has lost two of his
children. Mr. William Wheeler n child,
and Mr. Albert Faulconer is also very ill.
Mrs. Ed ward Johnson died from the same dis?
ease. Mr. Mastia lost a child, and all of
Fred Lewis's family are very ill.
Capt. Wm. T. Tomlinson, of Fredericks
burg, for six years the popular agent there
of the Weems lino of steamers, and a mem?
ber of the City Council, is missing since last.
Tuesday, when he took the train for Balti?
more. It has been ascertained that a pack?
age containing $500 of money eutrusted to
him as agent of the company has not been
accounted for. Various rumors are afloat
as to the amount of money the captain owes
to different individuals and firms, as he
made numerous unsuccessful elforlB to save
himself by borrowing money from friends
necessary to meet his obligations to tho
Gen. Mahoue's residence in Petersburg
was entered yesterday morning between I!
and 1 o'clock by thieves, who "went
through" the pockets of the General's pant?
aloons, taking two j&O bills and 10U in $5
and $10 notes. They left tho Generals
pants in the passago and then went into Mr.
Butler Mahoue's room aud took from his
pants about $20 in money. None of the
valuable jewelry or silvorware about the
bouse was touched, and the watches in tho
clothinc of the two gentlemen were left be?
hind. In the store room the thieves stop?
ped to drink a bottle of wine and eat some
cake, and also to smoke some of (leneral
Mahono's fine imported cigars. They car?
ried off several boxos of the latter, branded
"Perfectus," which, it is said, cost about
twenty-one cents for each cigar.
DiKi> ok Exposure.?The particulars of'
an exceedingly distreshing case of hardship
and death, says the London Pall Mall Ga?
zelle of Hay 21, were disciosed before the
Warrington coroner yesterdtiy at au inquest
on the body of John Harrison, aged thirteen,
who expired in bis father's arras on the Hat
Hero, opposite Eastham, during tho recent
storm. The only witness called was the
father of the boy, and he told how his Hat
had been loaded with sand near Eis: hum on
Friday morning. A fearful night of wind
and bail followed, and the craft got into a
kiud of whirlpool, the water breaking clean
over her. All his hopes were then gone, for
on looking at his position he saw there was
a pool above him with about fifteen feet of
water, while the water flowing from tho
bank dropped into the pool and caused a
terrible totnpest. He then looked to see if
he could fasten his joy on his back aud
swim ashore with him, but he could not get
clear of the whirlpool. Turuiug to his son
he said : "John, I will brave the s-torm. If
you will Btand on the flat I will rescue you
from perishing." The child never murmur?
ed but trusted his father, and he stood on
the Hat's gall'for two hours and a half, with
the boy in his arms, until he expired in his
arms from starvation and exposure. "I
held my child for ten minutes alter he had
died, and a strong sea came and washed us
both from the gaff. The boy slipped from
my arms and I could hold him no louger."
The jury returned a verdict of "death from
starvation through exposure." The coro?
ner and the jury showed much sympathy
for the distressed father, who several times
burst into tears while narrating the sad cir?
cumstances attending the calamity.
TnK Coupon-Crusher Inj unction.?
The following circular-letter has been sent
to a largo number of the treasurers and at?
torneys lor the Commonwealth throughout
Richmond, Va., Juue 21,1887.
Dkab Sir?Will you kindly acknowledge ser?
vice of tho within subpo-ua and order of court
upon the duplicate copies herein contained and
return the copies, with acknowledgements en?
dorsed, to mo'.'
I am so pressed with work that I ask this favor
as a means of relieving myself to some extent
from the lahor of having the papers regularly
served. You have no persoual interest in the
matter, it boing one in which the State alone is
coucerned, and her Attorney-General is looking
after her interests. I shall bo pleased to recipro?
cate in any way in my power.
Very truly yours,
William L. Royall.
To some of the attorneys who have asked
his opinion Attorney-General Ayers has
wrilten advising them not to accept service,
but to proceed to bring suits under the law.
A Dastardly Outrage.?Saturday night
a3 a freight train on the Midland railroad
was passing a point near Fishing creek,
some unknown miscreant threw a stone at
a white brakeman named Couples, who re?
sides at Rock fish. The stone struck him iu
(he face and knocked him from the train.
The Lynchburg Adrunce says ho was not
missed until the train had proceeded some
distance, and he was finally found in an ap?
parently dangerous condition, and removed
to the Masonic Home aud Retreat, where
he was attendt-d by l)rs. H. G. and G. T.
Latham. To-day he wa3 sent to bia home
at Rocktish. It is hoped the murderous
miscreaut may be discovered and punished
to the lull extent of the law.
Dannie Sullivan, of Boston, jumped on a
low shed to get ahull the other evening,
and stumbled over two electric light wire?,
thus completing a circuit, ami teudiug a
ttemsndous current uf electricity through ,
h?s little body, When found he was dead ; 1
h:sclothing was burning, and the flesb in]
ccutact with the wires" was burced tu a j
NEWS OF TU?: DAY.
It is said ex-Senator Jones, of Florida, in?
tends lo forsake Detroit and settle in New
The town of Murshtteld, Wis.. has been
destroyed by fire, rendering 2,000 people
It is reported that tho rebellion against
the Ameer of Afghanistan is collapsing, and
that the Qbilzais are returning to their
The Queen gave a State banquet al Wind?
sor Castle yesterday evening. Many of the
royal visitors nut) other distinguished per?
sons were present.
The Home Hale states that tiie Pope has
a.-keil Mgr. Kampolla to prepare a circular
instructing nuncios abroad concerning his
attitude on the conciliation question. In it
he will declare that he will not renounce
his right to temporal power in Rome.
Judge Tinner, of the United States Court,
sitting in St. Louis, has decided that a rail?
road in the matter of the safety ol its pas?
sengers and their baggage is only subject to
its common law obligations to safely carry
the sumo over its own line and safely de?
liver to the cennectints. currier and no
A telegram was retygjj! in New York
yesterday from London w behalf of''Jem"
Smith, accepting Jakf Kilrain's challenge
to a fight for the championship of the world.
Smith names the continent, of Europe for
the battle and I?OO ($2,000) per side the
stakes. Smith wants jL 100 ($500) a'lowed
for his expenses, and assorts that i. s money
The Late PcytonS. Coles.
As stated in yesterday's Gazettk,
Peyton Skipwith Coles, Past Grand Master
of Masons in Virginia, Past Grand High
Priest, and Past Grand Commaudcr of
Knights Templar, and one ofthe most prom
nentMasons in the United States, d ied at his
home, in Alhomarle county, about thirteen
miles from Charlottsville, Saturday evening
at S o'clock, after an illness of about a
month. The deceased was born in the
house which he had occupied all his life,
ami was about fifty-eight or fifty-nine years
of age. He was educated at William and
Mary College and at the University of Vir?
ginia. Joining the Masonic fraternity early
iu life ho had devoted more- time to the in?
terests of the institution 'hau perhaps any
man of the present day. Mr. Coles was a
member of tho two lodges at Cbarlottesvilte
aud tbe lodge in Scottsville. He was also
an honorary member of Temple Lodge.
No 9, of Richmond. He filled the office of
Worshipful Master of Widow's Son Lo.i^e
No. at Cbarlottesville for ten years, and
in all that time he never missed a meeting,
although ho had to ride u long distranco on
horseback to reach his lodge. He invaria?
bly rode home at night after the lodge, in
December, 1S7'.', ho was elected Grand .Mas?
ter, and was re-elected at the next session
in 1SS0. He laid the corner -tone of the
Yorktown monument clothed in the regalia
made by the wife of Lafayette ami worn by
(leorpe Washington when the "Fatherof bis
Country" as worshipful muster laid the cor?
ner-stone of the Capitol at Washington.
For several years Mr. Coles hud held tbe
position of Grand Lecturer, and that posi?
tion he was filling at the lime of his death.
He had visited.it is said, every lodge in
Virginia, and the majority ot them frequent?
ly. He always met with a fraternal wel?
come. Mr. Coles was a most genial man and
was noted for his hospitality. His house,
built early in the century by his lather, was
one of the grandest structures in Virginia,
and tho master was never so happy as when
be had it filled with guests. Scores of
Masons have enjoyed his hospitality.
The deceased leaves a wife and ten child?
ren?nine sons and one daughter. His ion,
Rev. Robert Coles, is iu Europe.
The funeral, which took place yestorday
evening, was largely attended, and his bod}
was interred with imposing ceremonies. The
funeral service of the Episcopal Church was
read by the Rev. Mr. Locke in the family
mansion nt Estoutoville, and there were pre?
sent persons from all parts of the county
and Slide, including many prominent Ma
sons. The procession was formed al tbe
bouse and proceeded to the grave in the
cemetery atEnnis Carthy, on his brother's
farm, ono mile from Estouteville, where six
generations of Coles lie buried. The hearse
was drawn by four splendid horses. Grand
Master Drinkard announced that in compli?
ance with what he believed to ln> the wishes
ofthe deceased, Judge Wellford would read
the Masonic service at tho gave, which be
did in his own inimitable style. Then the
Masonic closing prayer was read by Rev.
Thomas E. Locke, alter which the grave
was then tilled and covered with (lowers.
Extraordinary Escape.?A romarka
hie and almost incredible adventure is re?
ported by a Rosa shire correspondent of the
London press. While Christina M'lvor, ?
middle-aged woman belonging to the parish
of Lochbroom, was on her way to Kin loch
ewe a few days ago, she accidentally stum?
bled and fell over one of the many preci?
pices that skirt the margin of Loch Miner.
A tree growing from a clefl i:i tho rock mi?
raculously intercepted her fall, and pre
vented ber plunging into tbe deep waters
beneath. To this tree the woman clung
w ith the grip of despair until she had par?
tially recovered from the stunning effects of
her dreadful fall. Beneath her was a sheer
rock washed by the dark waters of the lake:
above a rock impossible to climb: and to
add to the misery ofthe poor woman'.- situ?
ation, she became painfully sensible of the
fact that her right leg was broken below
the kuee. The place was miles away from
the nearest house. In this painful extremi?
ty she noticed a protecting ledge close by
the tree, and by efforts which can be more
easily imagined than described Bhe man?
aged to crawl or drug herself to this place
of comparative safety. The pain iu the
fractured limb, intensified by her efforts,
was frightful, and she lay quite exhausted
aud exposed to the elements, having lost he r
-bawl in the fall. Iu this perilous und ex?
posed condition she remained from the Sat?
urday till the following Monday afternoon
?three days and two nights?without food
or shelter of anv kind, slaking her feverish
thirst by water which trickled from the
rocke overhead, and v, hieb she caughl in her
boot. On Monday she noticed a boat pass?
ing, and using her little remaining strength,
she managed to attract, the attention of its
occupants to her dangerous position. B\'
skilful manoeuvring on the pan. of the lish
ermen, the poor woman was lowered info
tho boat, taken to Poolewe, aud ther.ee to
Ullapool, where she now lies under I ho care
of the parish doctor.
B.vrii(N-<; Sins.?Jersey bathing suits are be
ing worn this season to some extent. How an;
moJust woman iu:i briiitf herself t.> m-ar one is :i
mystery. The ordinary flannel suit shows at
times too much of the"tiguro when wet; bat the
jjrsey shows the form as plainly as though it!
were incased in lights. Everylit?e imperfection
is shown to ihe beat advantage* to tho curious on
lookers, aud the remarks are moro truthful than
ilitter.ii? to the fair wearers. If womcu could
hear the . r. icisuis that are made on their pe-rfec
lions as'well as imperfections it is <|uite certain
that many of ilu-m would be more chary of cs
hibitiog themselves. Tl ey are criticised by men
iu piedsely the sanid manner that a horse would
be. All their good points aro pointed out aud
elaborated upon, aud not always in the most
chaste language, either.
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
1' ric a, N. V., June 2S.?Harrison B. Mc
Creary, aged -Jo years, committed suicide in
a yard in the rear ofhis residence in this
citv to-day by cutting his throat with a
j razor. His wife died about three months
I aj^o, since when he had been very despond
out and expressed bis fear that he would
Chicago, Juno 28.?Robert G. Lydeton,
aged 17 years, shot himself through the heart,
producing instant death.yesterday afternoon.
He was impelled to the deed by the disgrace
be brought on himself by using Ju'OO belong?
ing to his employer in speculating in the
Explosion of u Powder Mill.
wayne, N. J., June 28?Lapliu and
Hand's powder mill exploded at 0 o'clock.
1 he drj iug mill in which the men were put?
ting powder to dry blew up from some un?
known course. In the drying mill were
Charles Tier, aged 40; he leaves a wife and
several children ; John Caves, unmarried,
instantly killed ; August Karouse, married
about, nine months ago, was near the mill
and bus Dot been seen since; he is undoubt?
edly killed. James H. Gardner, foreman,
struck on the head with a missile, will
recover. Several men were slightly injured.
The explosion shook the ground for a great
distance, breaking windows. The damage
to properly is $10,000.
Long View, Tex., June 2S.?One of the
most destructive storms ever known occur?
red last night 20 miles below here and car?
ried death and destruction in its course. At
New Prospect, a neighboring town, 20 miles
south of here, live men were killed outright.
AI Fairplay, a small hamlet, one woman
and I wo children were killed, having taken
shelter in an old house on which a very long
tree fell, crushing them. In the track of
Ibis tornado nothing was left. Tho county
is thinly settled, which accounts for the few
lives lost. As there is no telegraphic com?
munication but little cum be learned at this
time. A heavy wind and raiu storm is rag
New Yokk, June 28?Deborah, Albert F.
and Nathaniel D. Bowers obtained an in
junction from Judge Lawrence to-day re?
straining tho Richmond and Danville Kail
road company and the Central Trust com?
pany from paying a dividend of " per cant,
on its stock, ordered by directors of the com?
pany on June 9, payable on and after July
I at tho Central Trust company's otliee, or
paying any money to any persun or stock?
holder from tho assets or income of the com
panj on account of tho dividend.
The Anglo-Turkish Convention.
london, Juno 28.?In the House of Lords
this afternoon Lord Salisbury declined, in
the public interest, to lay lliB papers
relating to the Anglo Turkish convention in
reference to Egypt upon the table.
The government, he said, had acceded to
the delay in tbo signing of tho convention,
which Tin key had asked, on the delinite
undi rslauding that tho treaty should be
ratified by Turkey on Monday without fail.
ISx-CSoV. MorrilCs Condition.
Augusta, Me., June 28.?The condition
of ex-Governor Morrill is not so lavorable
this morning. He gradually weakeued
during the night and now he cannot rise in
bed. His left side is paralyzed, but his mind
Cheers und Hisses.
dublin, June 2S.?Prince Albert Victor,
of Wales, reviewed the troops in l'hteaix
park today. Tho reception given the
1'r'mce by tho populace was a mixed one,
combining cheers and hisses.
Agfain on the War-I'nth.
louisville, Ky., June 28.?It is reported
from Catlettsburg that the Tolliver faction
of Kowan county are reorganizing and the
people in that section of the Stale are ex?
pecting another outbreak at Morehead.
Six Men Killed.
Cincinnati, June 28.?The Times Star's
Portsmouth, Ohio, special says: An exca?
vation for a pile for the South Shore rail?
road bridge, three miles from here, caved in
tbi-: morning, crushing six men to death.
Long before the city of New Orleans
passed out of the coutrol of tho French a
thrilling ami tragic incident occurred which
has been bunded down in several historical
v. oik.-, yet is not commonly known. It is
as follows: Six young Creoles,- heated with
wine, were returning from a dance on a
starlit night, when one of them exclaimed :
"What a lovely night ! and what an excel?
lent place for Bwordplay!" "Yes, suppose
we take :i turn with tbe rapier," replied
another one. Then the two who had spoken
drew their rapiers, or short swords (which
wi re regularly carried by French gentlemen
of the better class in those days), and
proceeded to fence vigorously, as if in ac?
tual light. "Why should the rest of us
stand lu re idle?" exclaimed a third man,
drawing bis rupier. Then they all drew
and proceeded to fence, disposed in three
pair*. A passer-by came along early the
next morning, and t'ouud the six young
?neu stretched upon the ground, five of
them dead, and the sixth one mortallv
wounded. Tho survivor gave a full account of
t he i? carrence and died a few hours later.
A Blaine Victory.?A special frcm Co
tumbu , O., says : "The first gun in the
great Blaine-Sherman fight in Ohio has been
tired in Lima and has resulted in a victory
for the Blaine forces. In the Allen county
republican c uvention Saturday afternoon a
resolution was oll'ered by ex-Postmaster
Waldoi f, who had just returned from Mans
field, instructing delegates to the State con- I
ention to vote for a resolution pledging
Ohio'* vote to John Sherman in 1SS1 Amid
ement. cheers and hisses tho res?
olution was voted down, the vote being 89
for Blaine und lT for Sherman.
The Secretary of the Treasury has ap?
pointed Tbos. it. Pecuick storekeeper and
gauger br the Four.h revenue district ot'
HoiliNU PIGEONS.? A distance trial of
homing pigeon* of the Royal Homing Club
of Baltimore, was made from Delaplane,
E^auquitr cottuty, about 100 miles airdioe, to
Baltimore. The time of start was ahjut
daybreak Monday morning. The first bird
to return home was Simon P , a male .siate,
eight months old, owned by Mr. Louis
Ran ft, which crossed the bar of bin loft at
7:12 the same morning The ?econd bird to
return was Lady Washington, owned by
Mr. Jos. Neer, which entered the loft at
10:oO a, tu. The birds were liberated by Mr.
A. J. Siugleton.
A stroke of lightning in Cundinaniarca
Colombia, played havoc with a native ilm
other day. His left eye was damaged, ai il
the eyebrow was burned completely on".
The hair surrounding his ears, a puniou ?r
his beard, and all the hair on hi* break)
were burned off. Ail the brass buttons du
appeared from his clothing, his watch chain
was cut in two, a small hole was bored
through his watch, and the watch glass n is
shattered, aud his right side was burned
Ei.E< riuciTY and Railways.?It will surprise
many to learn that there arc uow running in this
country eleven electric railways, equipped with
sixty-eight motors and motor cars It is ,., ,.
mated that they arc now carrying at the rate of
three and one-half million passengers a ye.ir in [
when the roads now under contract are com
pletod, twice that number will bo carried, ft is
claimed that besides numerous acknowledged hI
vantages, the use of electric motors is both relia?
ble and economical. It may not be safe to
frutn this that the adaptation of electricity to
braking purposes can bo made safo aud reliable,
but it would seem that a power that can be relied
upon to ruu a train at all timca might be equally
availablo for stopping trains.?Jfaihoi} Bedew.
MONETARY AND COMMK UOlAL
New York, Juno 29.?The opening of the
stock market was very exciting, auJ ail the big
operators seem to be at war with each other.
Thero has been no time since tho days of Drew,
Little and the other old-timo operators that Indi
,-iduals made such efforts persoually in theStock
Excbangoas theyhavedowoat thecloaing yesterday
and the opening this morning. Eoading was the
scene of the greatest excitement, and tho bulls iu
that stock did their best to support it at 4"i, but
the attacks werotoo rapid and they were forced to
give way. Manhattan was the weakest stock. L
closed last night at L'50 and opened at 1 per cent,
off, at 129, There were no buying orders what?
ever in tho stock and it declined 2 per cent at a
time on each 100 shares ^ld, and is now oil 8
per cent, from last night's close. Pacific Mail is
also being raided successfully by tho bears, aud is
now down to 1 t'y. The .tory is that all the big
operators are gunning for each other. Money
tight at 30.
B.vi.timobe, Juno 28.?Virginia tis consolidated
- ; past-due coupons ? ; 10-40s with coupon
:>U ; new 3a ? bid to-day.
Alexandria Market. June 28.?Flour is
quiet and receipts continue good ; salts are main?
ly confined to well-established brands, which hohl
steady, but we note an easier feoliug a*, a further
concession in prices of medium aud common
grades. The Wheat markets are still sluggish,
notwithstanding a decrease in the visible supply
during the past week ; futures are again fluctua?
ting, but within narrow limits, neither side seem -
iio; much disposed to bo aggressive ; the offering!
of Wheat on 'Chaugo aro very small, and all of
the old crop ; but ono or two little lots of new
have been received so far. Com ia fairly acttvo.
Kyo and Oats are firm. Poultry, Eggs and other
produce are iu constant demaud at unchanged
Baltimore, Juno 23.?Cotton firm and dull;
middling 11'.,. Flour steady, with a moderate
inquiry. Wheat Southern steady; red 83*85;
ambor M4a!se>; Western about steady and quiet;
No 2 winter red spot 8&%*84?fa; July 83*^84 ;
Aug S3'i,a83,v; sept 84*84% Corn- Southern
quiet and steady; white 55a5l>; yellow tya4!>:
Western steady aud dull; mixed spot 44*4a45;
July44% bid; August 45% bid. Oats lirme-r ;
Southern ami Peuna 33a36; Western white 3Ca
a38; d<< mixed 33a34. Rye steady at 5Sat>li.
Provisions steady and quiet. Ejigs higher at Ilia
16V* Coffee lirmer ; Rio c argoes ordinary to fair
L7^al8. Whiskey quiet at $1I4al 15, Other
CHierAUO, Juue 28,13 a. in.?A stronger fool?
ing prevailed iu tho Wheat market at thuopouiuK
of the Board of Trade this morning. July opened
*Ac higher at ti'.i'^. and on local buying sold up to
TO^, and cased off again to 69%. An improved
toue was also noticeable in Corn, July being
quoted at 36%a36>fe. July Oats 26^, July Lard
iO 42V July short ribs $7 7~>.
New Yobk, June 28.?Cotton quiet; uplands
1? 15-1(5; Orleans 11',; futures weak. Flour
dull and heavy. Wheat unsettled aud irregular.
Corn irregular. Pork firm at $15*15 50. Old
mess Pork firm at ?14 50al4 75. Lard steady at
Georgetown Cattle Mabkxt. Jane 27. CO
Cattlo sold to-day as follows : l!est 1 f^a4%c . good
4a4\c; medium 3*fea4c; common 3a3'ij|. 1041
Sheep and Lambs sold at ."ta lc for the former,
aud at 5ati'?2c for the latter. Calves sold at 1 Ifca
tik,. 10 Cows and Calves brought $20a$40
The market for all kinds of stock was brisk.
Baltimore Hoa Market. June 27 Tbei
was a fall supply of Hogs ou the market this
week. The demand is moderately fair through
all the yards at the prices generally ruling l?s<
week. The quality is quite as good as il has I.?
for several weeks past. Wo quote at 6^fca71j|C|
with most sales at 71i1c per lb nxt. Receipts 7oi^
k>rt of alexandria, june 28. 1887'.
Sun rises.~4 40 | Sun aeta............7 25
Sehr Thrto Friends, Georgetown, by Wm a
Smoot A Co.
ARLINGTON BRICK MACHINE CO.
Office No. 77 Corcoran Building, Washington.
Hon. OHAS. M. SHELLY. President.
Yards Canal Lock at Alexandria.
FINE TEMPERED CLAY BBICK8 for sale at
tho yard or delivered in tho city; also on railroad
cars and vessels for country and river trade at
lowest market prices. These Bricks aro very
STRONG and DURABLE, being made by power?
ful machinery ami subjected to enormous pres?
sure. Wo especially n commond them for use in
larjfo atructuros, railroad tunnels, government
buildings, hospitals and every place- where
strength is required and dampness excluded.
WINES AND LTQI'OKS
Importer of Wines and Liquors,
The undersigned having taken the store COB
(TEROF KING AND FAIRFAX 8TREET8, baa
>tocked it with a large assortment of the very
Best antl Pnrest Foreign Wines & LiQuors.
Tbe reputation of tho brands of Liquors iuiport
)d by him from time to time during the past flf
-een or twenty years is well known, and tho St m L.
now on hand and which is to be regularly addel
M will sustain the celebrity his importations have
jel3 tt OEO. STEUERNAfiEL.
AFI RST-RATE STOCKING FOR CHILDREN,
U to 8H2 ribbed ; white feet aud all eolora, at
lOo per pair at
W OODBUBN SARVEN WHEELS are the best.
\V Full stock at
JAS. F. CABLIN A SONS',
t ep4 Alexandria, Va.