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PBIDAY EVENING, JULY 8._
The loss of respect is soon followed by
the loss of authority, and if the G. A. R. and
the other unpatriotic citizens become im?
pressed with the belief that their threats
cuu deter the President from the execution
of his arrauged plans, and prevent him from
visitiug dirl'erent parts of the country, it
will not be long before the idea enters their
trains that they, and not the elected execu?
tive-, are the head of the government. If
the G. A. K. can prevent the President, the
highest officer of the government, from vis?
iting St. Louis, they certainly can prevent
any and all other citizens of the, couutiy
from going there. The government there?
fore has ceased to he a free one. The Pres?
ident is commander in-chief of the army,
an 1,after the threat of the G. A. K. should,
for the sake of his couutry, and of all the
other people in it, and of all lovers of free
institutions throughout the world, have
gone to St. Louis, and, in case of the at?
tempted execution of the threat referred to,
have had every man, even remotely engag?
ed in it, severely and summarily punished.
Governments are not plaything?, and the
bai sheet measures they can adopt toward
tnrir unruly aud disorderly subjects, rarely
fail to result beneficially to all the others.
Tbk opposition of the G. A. K. to the
President seems to bo almost, a general
thing wherever that organization has a post,
notwithstanding the praises so lavishly be?
stowed upon it by the Presideut, and the
potential ii.thience it exerts in all branches
of the government of which the President
is the head. The four posts in Utica have
now determined that they will not take
part iu the coming centennial celebration
of Hamilton College, at Clinton, N. Y., if
the President be there on that occasion. To
be consistent, the President must withdraw
hi-? acceptance of that invitation also.
The G. A. It has evidently got the upper
hand of the President, so far as the North is
concerned, and can keep him out of that
seotion wheuever it choose* to do so. The
South, however, is yet the laud of the free,
and the President of the couutry, as well as
any other reputable citizen thereof, can
travel throughout its borders, not only with?
out the least risk of insult and indignity, but
assured of courteous treatment and gener?
ous hospitality wherever his fancy may in
oliue him to iro.
Mayor Hewitt, of New York, says:
"The fundamental idt-a of humau liberty
is the right of the individual to dispose of
himself, his luhor and his property accord?
ing to his own sense of justice and free from
the control of all other individuals, except
so far as personal rights aro hy law subju?
gated to the superior rights of society. All
attempts ou the part of irresponsible organ?
izations to interfere with the fundamental
right of the citizen aro at war with tho prin
ciples of our government."
This is plain common seuse, und its truth
is apparent to every reasonable man. And
yet, to such u low state has the manhood of
Ameiican politicians fallen, that out of eve
ry huudrod of them,hardly one can be found
with moral courage enough to advocate this
true dcotrine ttpou tbe stump or in tie
Gkand Master Powdkbly, of tbe
knights of labor, is wise on some subjects,
though be be uowiee on others. He is wise
enough to see, aud to call attention to, the
gross inconsistency of the tepublicau party
iu restricting by a tariff the importation of
the product of foreign labor on the plea that
it is for the benefit of American labor, and
at the turne time permitting tbe indiscrimi?
nate importation of the very men against
whose productions it ruises a barrier in the
shape of a tat ill. Mr. George und Dr. Mc
Giyun, the most popular Readers of the la?
bor party, show their consistency as friends
of the poor by their earnest advocacy of
democratic free trade doctriuoes.
The knkmiks of free institutions through?
out the world will be highly gratiiled when
they hoar that the President of the United
States can not travel in his own country
without the danger of being subject to gross
peieonal as well as official insult and indig?
nity, and without the risk of being the inno?
cent cause of civil broils, disturbances and
mobs. But the friends of such institutions,
and (hos? who hope to see them replace the
despotism of many governments of the old
world, will deeply regret the existence of
each a condition of atfairs,and will find it no
easy mutter to refute the arguments that
will be based upou it by their opponeuts. I
The decision of tbe United States Cir?
cuit Court of New York yesterday in the
ca3e of the United States vs. General Badeau,
ex-consal general at London,for the recov?
ery of monej collected as fees, in favor of
the defeudant, looks very much as if Col.
Mosby would gain his suit for the recovery
of frimilar fees collected by him and for?
warded to the Treasury.
Suppose a partinau political organization
in Gen. Jackson's time bad threatened him
with personal insult if he should accept an
invitation to visit one of the large citie3 of
his country. Why, he would have gone
there iu spite of all natural and artificial
obstructiuns, and woe would it have been
to the threatened if they had attempted to
put their threats into execution.
The RKCKiPrs trom customs yesterday
were $900,940, let alone the quarter of a
million received from internal revenue.
Nearly a million dollars by a tax on tbe
prime necessaries of life, and iberefore ex?
acted almost exclusively from the poor peo?
ple of the country,and that,too,though there
arealready scores of millions iu theTreastny
for which there is uo use.
MR. JNO.Wl3E.in his Philadelphia speech,
said secession was "a rank and poisonous
vine.*' And yet he fought for that self same
rank and poisonous viue.and,until recently,
called the wound he received in that light
his "glory wound."
[Speeial Corrospondouco of the Aloxa. Gazktte]
Washington. D. C, July s. 1SS7.
Ex-Congressman Dezendorf, of Virginia,
a republican, in a talk with the GAZETTE'S
correspondent to-day, said the whole Hag
business was unfortunate, both for the coun?
try aud for his party. Ho says he knows
ol his own personal knowledge that nine
tenths of the Southern people, areas loyal
to the country as he is, and that while tbe
opposition to the return of the Southern
Hags was natural, as the President revoked
the order fur their return, all the fuss the
G. A. K. have kicked up about it, aud their
treatment of the President are wrong. He
Bays he believes if the next Presidential
campaign be fought by his party as it should
be, they will gain the victory, but that if
they tight it under tho bloody shirt they
will he defeated?aud properly. He says
Mr. Sherman made the best speech of his
lifs at Nashville, but soon afterwards went
to Springfield, III., aud ruined the whole
good efl'ect of it by making as bad a one as
a man with his aspirations could possibly
W. O. Conway; one of the oldest clerks iu
the Land Office, having entered iu 1854,
and rose to ho chief law clerk, at a salary
of $2,000 per annum, resigned his position
to-day. He is from Maryland, and is a
The post of the G. A. R. from Lynn,
Mass., which recently visited Richmond,
left here for their home? this morning.
Some of the members, yesterday morning,
when at tho Capitol, said they did not in?
tend to do tho President tho honor of call?
ing upon him. But subsequently they
changed their minds, and not only did call
upon, but gave him three choers. Some
Massachusetts people hero to-day say they
will wish they hadn't when they got hack
The recent discovery of the Bacon defal?
cation has developed the fact that the man
immediately over Bacon, and whose duty it
was to have examined bis books, is a carpet?
bagger hailing from Virginia, whom several
prominent Virginians have been in vain try?
ing to have removed, but who still retains
bis place because Secretary Lamar thinks
the bureau in which he is cauuot get along
without his services.
With regard to tho organization of the
Seuate next December, a prominent North?
ern democratic politician here to-day said the
anxiety about tbepossible loss of two demo?
cratic Senators, the newly elected ones from
West Virginia and Indiana, was groundless.
He said tho hold over Senators were 25 re?
publicans, 23 democrats and Mr. Riddleber
ger. None of the others have as yet been
sworn in, and cannot voto until they shall
he. Should it be evident that the 25 repub?
licans will vote against the admission of
Messrs. Faulkner ami Turpih upon the
erouud that their certificates of election are
not like those of the other new members,
the 25 democratic members would, he said,
move to admit the new democratic as well
as the new republican members, would aus
, ?fain that motion to a man, and would pos?
sibly be helped by Mr. Riddleberger, who
has do particular reason to be especially
enamored of the present oiganization of the
Among tiie strangers at the Capitol to?
day was Mr. Phelan, of Memphis, the young
ost member of tho House. He says that
whatever ofdemocra'ic dissatisfaction with
the President that may have.existed in tbe
South, a great deal of it has been done away
with by the recent treatment ho has re?
ceived in tho North on account of the mani?
festation of bis disposition to have the war
over iu fact a* in name.
Detective McDevitt told the Gazette's
correspondent to-day that though he had
not yet heard of Williams, the murderer of
Policeman Arnold in Alexandria, he was
almost sure be would get him. He said the
open air and woods were too comfortable
now to hope to catch him, but that when
cold weather .set in he would be compelled
to seek shelter, aud that then he would he
~The impression is becoming more and
more general here that the administration is
warming towards tho South, and that civil
service aud mugwump ideas are not so po?
tential with it, at least as regards the South,
Assistant Surgeon Torney, U. 8. A., has been re?
lieved from fluty at Fortress Monroe, to which
place Assi-tiint Surge in Pilchor has been ordered.
Ex-Congrossnien Gibson, from West Virginia,
was at the Capitol to-day. lie says tho Governor
of his State will not sign the certificate of elec?
tion of Senator Faulkner. 80 that there must be a
eoutest, and that he does not believe the Seuate
will admit either Mr. Faulker or his contestant,
Senator Daniel, of Virginia, in the Shipmau
Fleteher conspiracy case, m ido the concluding ar?
gument for tho plaintiff iu the criminal court of
this city to-day.")
NEWS OF THE OAY.
Powderly has ordored the knights of labor
to boycott tbe grain and stock brokers.
The new owners of Madison Square Gar?
den, New York, propose to erect tbe most
complete amusement building in the world.
Judge Fowler, of the Circuit Court for
Baltimore county has granted an injunction
against the Cremation Cemetery Company
of Baltimore, to restrain the company from
erecting the proposed crematorium on
Charles street avenue.
The Missouri State Supreme Court.ljin
:ho case of Brooks, alias Maxwell, con?
demned for the murder of 0. Arthur Preller,
and sentenced to be hanged August 12,
has overruled tho motion for a rehearing.
A reprieve was granted to the defeudeut
until August 26. The defense will take an
appeal to the United States Supremo Court.
Hon. Norman J. Colman, the Commis?
sioner of Agriculture, has written to Mr. H.
A. M. Smith, at Summerville, S. C, execu?
tor of tho estate of the late H. A. Middletou,
formally announcing that the United States
tea farm has been abandoned and is at an
end. The letter says that experiments
have been ncne the less valuable because
they have prove futile.
The Philadelphia Press says that there is
no doubt now that General Master Work?
man Powderly will resign his position at the
Minneapolis convention, which meets in
October. This fact is definitely known by
the small circle which surround him, though
not by the knights oflabor generally. Mr.
Powderly's reason-t for retiring are the
distress he experiences because of the dis
seusions in the order, the misrepresentations
and fa!-e accu-alions which he claims are
made against him on every hand,and lastly,
bis desire tor privacy and rest. That he is
worn out mentally and physically cannot
be denied by those nearest of access to him,
and his intention to retire from active ser?
vice as the central head and figurti in t he
knights ol labor is equally well known to his
innat intimate associates. j
Miss Lizzie Van Lew, i>f Richmond, was
receutly removed from a twelve hundred
dollar government clerkship in Washington
and given a seven hundred dollar one.
Judge Barton, of Fredericksburg, has de?
cided the suit of Codd vs. Powell, involving
the ownership of the machinery at the
Mitchell gold mine, in favor of Powell.
The account of the sergeant of the city ot
Norfolk for the maintenance of prisoners in
the jail of that city for the month of June
shows that eleven of them were committed
The proceedings of the Sunday-school con?
vention, M. E. Church, at Winchester, were
continued yesterday and were of an inter?
esting character. Berry viile was selected as
tho next place of meeting.
Hon. C. T. O'Ferrall has appointed Wudo
Hampton Massey, sou of Col. Thoa. B. Mas
sey, of Rappahannook county, a cadet to
West Point to succeed Wirf Strickler, who
failed in his examination.
A special election, by order of the Legis?
lature, was held in Norfolk county yester?
day on tho question of the removal of the
courthouse lrom Portsmouth to Washington
township. The returns indicate that the
measure has been defeated by tifteen nun
Arthur Peterson, the colored man charged
with the attempted outrage upon the young
Norwegian lady on the Bay Lino steamer
Carolina during Tuesday night, bad a pro
liminary examination before a Doited States
commissioner at Norfolk yesterday, when
the case was continued till to-day.
A gentleman who is acquainted with Gen.
Mahone expresses the opinion that the Gen?
eral will not make public his plans for the
coming campaign until the democratic State
convention shall have outlined tho policy of
that party. It is said that Mahone will be
more cftulious.aud conservative in the man?
agement of his subordinates in this contest
than ever before. He has been engaged all
summer in formulating bis plann for the
campaign, and has during that lime placed
himself in direct communication with all bin
iniluenlial local fid lowers in all parts of the
[From the Danvillo Register, July C]
Some days ago the Alexandria Ga/.kttk
referred to the fact that the city council had
by good management extinguished a judg?
ment against the city of what might have
amounted to $122,000 by the payment of
$366. The Richmond Dispatch copied tho
itom aud asked : 'Is this the champion of
honor and honestv and of paying tho State
And the Gazette "extinguishes" the Dis?
patch with the following reply :
"It is! The city of Alexandria was re?
quired to pay to the United States govern?
ment 1,220 shares of the stock of the Alex?
andria canal, a "busted institution." The
State of Virginia held 2,700 shares of this
stock and ordered its sale. The city of
, Alexandria, through the linanco committee
of its council, attended the sale and pur?
chased at public auction the needed 1,220
shares, paying therefor in cash, and will
turn them over to tho government, thus
honorably liquidating its indebtedness, and
complying with the decision of the courts.
If the State would only follow tho example
of Alexandria in tho payment of her just
indebtedness, it would bo better for her."
That is a poser for sure. In fact it is the
best, as it is the most practical illustration
we have ever seen of the coupon question.
There is no auch thing as refuting the argu?
ment. Nobody can say that the city of
Alexandria did not have a perfect right to
pay its indebtedness in stock of the canal.
Nobody can deny that the State of Virginia
would have acted precisely as the city of
Alexandria did uniiersimilarcircumstances.
If this is true (and it cannot bo denied), up?
on what ground can it be said that people
who are indebted to the State have no right
to discharge their obligations with the
Slate's own paper? In fact, the case is, if
anything, stronger against the State, for tho
State is not a "busted institution."
We do not want to be understood as en?
couraging people to pay their taxes in cou?
pons. On tho contrary, we believe it to be
the duty of citizens to stand by the State in
her troubles and help her out of her difficul?
ties. But the point we make is that the ap?
peal of the State to her taxpayers not to use
coupons is an appeal to the sentiment and
not to the common seuso of her citizens.
As a simple business proposition it cannot
be justified and the fact is that many peo?
ple regard it in this light, and the number
of coupons now flowing into the treasury is
alarming. Worse than that it is evident
that the more coupons used the greater the
inducement to use them. The business
man very naturally asks himself the ques?
tion, Why should I pay my tukes In money
when ray neighbors ure paying in coupons?
Can I do business as cheaply as ray neigh?
bor when bis tax hill is only about one-half
what mine is? It is a serious question, cer?
tainly. Wo have never believed that the
Statu could kuep tho coupons out of the
treasury so long as tho decisions of tho
United States courts are against her. We do
not protend to say what tho future has in
store for us, but thus far the Kiddleberger
bill has been a dead failure.
Crlminallv Assaulted,?A few days
a*o Mrs. Savadge, a highly respectable lady,
living in Surry county, whiio walking out
in the woods near her home discovered a
negro man named Reuben Coleman con?
cealed in the woods. Mrs. Savadge became
frightened, and ran oil' in the direction of
home, when the negro pursued, oveitook
her, threw her to the ground, aud com?
mitted an assault on her. In her strug?
gles with the negro Mrs. Savadge hail most
of her clothing torn from her person. Mr.
I Savadge was in the pasture a tdiort distance
I from where the assault was made upon his
[ wife, but Mrs. Savadge was unable to make
any outcry because her assailant, after chok?
ing nor, placed his hands over her mouth.
Search was at once made for Coleman, who
was found and committed to jaii. Ever
since the assault the feeling against Cole
raau baa been very bitter, aud repeated
threats of lynching have beeu made. At an
early hour Wednesday morning a large
posse of men, white and colored, armed with
pistols, guns and knives, gathered in the
vicinity of the jail for the purpose of lynch?
ing the culprit, but daylight came before
everything could be got in readiness for the
attack upon the jail. That night another
posse of men gathered at the'jail, and it is
reported that Coleman has been lynched.
Violent Storm,?A territic electric storm burst j
over Petersburg yesterday afternoon, accompan?
ied by tho heaviest rain knowu there since l"-o4.
The rain fell in solid sheets for two hours, and
many outhouses located on branches were washed
away. Some portions of the lower section of the
city were completely submerged. Lightning
struck in several places. Among the buildings
struck was the Normal and Collegiate Institute, i
which was somewhat damaged. W. F. Doyle, a !
telegraph operator, was knocked from his stool I
while sending a message. A numhar of washouts I
are reported, and great damage has been done to ,
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At the residence of the bride's mother, July 7th. ,
by Rev. Mr. Smithson, JOSEPH S. BEACH tj
Misa IDA E. FOSSE IT. <
TO-DAY'S TCI.It.BJVi'ISJC NEWS.
The Todd Case.
[Special Dispatch to the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington, July S.?The finding and
judgment of the Washington Presbytery in
the case of Rev. P. M. Todd is as follows:
?'That under the previsions of our form of
government (chap. S, sec. 58) a charge may
be proven by the testimony of one witness
only, when supported by other evidence."
A majority of the indicators have voted
not to sustain the specifications and charges
against raid Todd, Midi judgment being
rendered owing to the (act:hut the support
ing evidence to the principal witnea-? is not
Dr. Suoderland gave notice of an appeal,
Co list if lit i tt it Adopted.
Salt Lake City, Utah, July S The
constitution of 1 he proposed State of Utah
was completed aud adopted yesterday by
the Mormon convention. The provisions
for the entire separation of church and
state, for non sectarian education, forbid
ding the employment or rejection of school
teachers on account of their faith or uori
belief in any doctrine or sect, forbidding
bigamy and polygamy ami providing penal?
ties therefor, not to be changed or amended
without tho consent of Congress and Hie
President, and apportioning the representa?
tion, as recently provided for the territory,
so as to favor tbe minority of other import?
ant sections were all adopted in their en?
tirely. The Utah commission will permit
the votes for tbe ratification or rejection of
the constitution to be counted by the elec
tion judges, (he vote to bo taken al Hie gen?
eral election on August 1. Tho convention
adjourned subject to Hie call of the Presi?
dent. Thero is much discus-ion on the
polygamy provisions. Tho members of the
convention express tluir sincere desire lo
settle tho question, but it is understood that
tho prohibitory law will ho enforced bona
fide by the State if admitted to the union.
Everything was fully debated by the con?
vention. Only registered voters who have
taken the test oath will bo allowed lo vote
on the question. The matter excites intense
Killed by "Lightning.
Palestine, Texas July S.?Last even
ins; during a terrific storm Wm. Bowman
and his sister-in-law, Miss Eunice McKin
ney, were returning homo from a vir-i! to
some friend in the neighborhood when they
were caught in a storm and sought shelter
from its violence under a large tree near the
sito of the "Old Posey Mill." After the
storm had Bubsided and they not appearing,
a searching party started out and found the
unfnrluuate couple lying under a larco pint
tree, both dead from a stroke of lightning.
The bolt struck Bowman on the back of
the head and stripped the flesh and
Clothing to the heels. Miss AIcKin
ney was burned from the breast tho fuli
length of [the body down to the feet.. The
corpses weru blackened and disfigured.
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I iiconfiriucd Report.
PORTLAND, Ore., July S.?There is uoth
ing to conlirm tho rumor that (he Chinese |
miners on Snake river have been murdered.
There is no doubt but that several bodies
have been found in the water, but they may
have been drowned. There is no reliable
news that any raid has been committed.
The Chinese work bars in Snake river which
pay 75 to 90 cents per day, and no white
man wants to work for that sum. Tbe Chi?
nese merchants at Lewiston think that their
countrymen were coming down the river in
boats with the "clean ups" for the season,
and that the object of the murder was rob?
Striking Switchmen. .
Lincoln, Neb., July 8.?The uwitebmon, |
numbering 75 men, in the Burlington and
Missouri yards are on slrik". The trouble
originated over the appointment ofCotiduc- |
tor Sherman as night master of the Lincoln ?
yard-*. The switchmen claim the appoint?
ment should have been a promoted
yardman. Supt. Thompson slated yester
day that nearly all of their places had been
tilled by new man, ami that none of the !
strikers would be taken back under any cir- !
cumstances. Trouble is feared among the
striker-*, and an extra squad of police have
been placed on duty.
Killed by a Bee Sting.
MlDDI.KTOWN, N. V., July S.?Jno. I). I
Van Corden, Oil years of age. of Dingmnn's !
Ferry, Pike county, Pa., was killed by a bee :
sting on the wrist Wednesday morning. In
a few moments after he was stung the pain
became SO intense that he started for the !
house. As he entered the door, ho groaned
"Ob, I am going to die," and immediately
expired. He was a prominent citizen of
The Drought in Colorado.
Denver, Col., July S.?The reports
which come to Denver concerning the
drought in the eastern part of the Stute do
not agree with those sent to Washington
from tbe same locality. To within t? o weeks
ago it was represented here thut the people
who had located within the "rain bell" j
Were getting frequent showers and about as '
much water as needed.
Declined to be Interviewed.
Madison, Wis , July 8.?When approach- i
cd by a representative of the Associated
Press last night, relative to the letter ofj
President Cleveland to Mayor Francis, of
?"?t. Louis, declining to visit thai city on ac?
count of tho (?. A R. difficulty, Commander
in-Chief Fairchild declined to express his
news either officially or otherwise.
Killed by n Womnn.
Prn&BDRG, Pa., July S ?Stella Williams,
i colored woman living at McDonalds. Pa .
vith I,3wio Walker, a oal miner, also
?olored, shot and killed the latter last even
ug because he threatened to lt-ave her.
rhe woman was arrested and t iken to tbe
:ounty jail at Washington last uight.
St. Lous, Mo.. July S.?The health de?
partment made a startling discovery yester
: day in Henry Weasel's south St. Louie dairy.
He keeps fifty cows and supplies a large sec
; tion of the city with milk. Fifteen cows
j died during the last week of pleuropneti
monia and ttie others are down with the
; fever. The milk, however, was distributed
I until yesterday. The inspector destroyed 50
g t loos of infected milk which he found on
she premises. An investigation showed that
a herd of Texas cattle had been driven
I through a pasture where Weasel's cows had
! been feeding and the disease is supposed to
j have been communicated in this manner.
I One other dairy in the same vicinity is in?
London, July 8.?Princess Victoria, wife
j of tho German Crown Prince, to-day present
! c-d the commencement prizes at the Norwood
! school forthu blind. United States Minister
i Phelps was present and made an address.
Ki eulogized the system which qualified
(hose deprived of sight to earn a iiviug and
receive an education.
The Cass Case.
London, July S.?A police inquiry into
the arrest of Miss Cuss as an improper
haracler baa been opened. Both MissCa.'s
and Mrs. Bowman, her employer, whose
testimony to Miss Cora's good character
magistrate Newton refused to receive, are
represented by counsel.
The Bulgarian Prince.
Sr. PETERSBURG, July S.? The Xocoe
\ remya says that "tho election of Prince
Fi rdiuand of Saxe-Coburg to the Bulgarian
throne exhausts Russia's patience." ' Aus?
tria will not succeed," adds the paper. "Rus
? in - action may inconvenience Austria."
Itcn llitllidity Dying.
Portland, Ore., July 8.?Ben Halliday,
of pony express and ovorland stage fame,
was dying last night at St. Viuceut hospi?
tal, in Ibis city, of paralysis. He is OS years
'?I age. His wifo and children from the
Easl are with him.
LEIPSIC, July S.?Klein and Grebert, two
of the men who have been on trial hero on
charge of treason wore to day convicted.
Klein was sentenced to six years in the poni
tentiary and Grebert to live years.
SusQUEHANNA.Pa., July 8.?Lynn Cooper,
li! years of age, was killed last night at his
home at Cascade, Broomo county, N. V., by
the accidental discharge of a pistol in his
The Hebrew Convention.
PiTTSiiURO, Pu., July 8.?The annual con?
vention of the Union of American Hebrew
congregations will bo held in this city next
week commencing on Tuesday the 12th inst.
in-lead of to day, as previously stated.
bombay, July S.?The Ameer of Afghan?
istan has nailed to tho Candahar gate, un
demeath the Koran, a proclamation offering
a free pardon and the remission of two
years' taxes to all rebels who surrender.
Seven Persons Bnrucd to Death.
London, July s.?A farm-house at Ard
uahoe, Buteshire, Scotland, was destroyed
by lire lust night and three women and four
men servants weru burned to death.
New York, July 8.?The first bale of new
cotton from Georgia is ou exhibition to-day
in front of the cotton exchange. |
Tli e Toiltl Case.
As stated in the GAZETTE the Washing?
ton Presbytery met yesterday morning, at
the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
The witnesses for the prosecution who were
to testify in rebuttal on the question of
' bribery failed to appear, and their absence,
especially that of Mr. Horniiaker, caused
i considerable comment. Mr. Horubaker is
the witness accused of paving Turner mon?
ey last Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Childs sent
lor biiu to testify, but he failed to appear.
.Mr. George C. Round, a witness for the
defense, was recalled, and ho identified the
sworn statement of Station Agent Whittiug
lon '<> the 'iniL' of the arrival and depar?
ture of trains on tho 24th day of May.
l>r Heading, a witness for the defense,
: was recalled and testified as to the condition
of the roads on that day.
The affidavit of John Herndon was ro
ceived. In it he staled (but find Mr. Todd
gone on horseback into the woods the tracks
would be there yet, as tho ground was so
soft thai a horse would have sunk up to his
After the*examination of Little Slack tho
testimony was closed.
On motion of .Mr. Lyraan, the roll was
tailed, and the court was declared to be
composed of the following members : B. p.
Bittenger, John Chester, John L. French,
David H. Riddle, Joseph T. Kelly, Charles
B. Rnmsdell, James M. NourHe, Eugene
Peck, J, W. Mcllvaine, Tennis S. Hamlin,
George P. Van Wvck, and Robert H. Flem?
ing: elders, a. Greenlees, C. B. Walker,
Charles Lymau, J. W. Easby, and J. R,
Tims? who had been absent from any part
of any s< ssion were debarred from voting ou
Ai ll:S0 the court took a recess until 2
o'clock, and at 2J.0 Dr. Childs, counsel for
the prosecution, commenced his argument.
Speaking of Turner's reputation, Dr. Child's
said : ' The case of the prosecution rests
largely, almost entirely, upon the testimony
of the man Turner. It makes no difference '
whether lie taay or may not huve been hith?
erto untrustworthy, impulsive, or vindic?
tive ; if you think he wus telling a truthful
etory in this case the past will not?cannot
affect his evidence."
The h ilf hour allowed the prosecution to
open in having expired, the counsel for the
defense. Dr. Byron Sutherland, said : "I
want to thank my beloved brother, Dr.
Child-, for laying down the law. It will
save mo ibat trouble; for what applies to
Mr. Todd will apply to Turner. Dr. Sun
ilerland closed by reviewing Mr. Todd's life,
and f^aid he had lived in an atmosphere of
calumny from which several former minis?
ters had fo flee. After reading a psalm
which consigned the slanderer to perdition,
tho Doctor sat down.
Dr. Childs as prosecutor then made the
last speech. He argued that the testimony
of the prosecution was consistent all through .
and that there was an hour and a quarter
in the neighborhood of the wood which was -
not accounted lor by Mr. Todd. He con?
tended that Turner was u credible witness
and that the story he had told was too
straight for him to have concocted it. Dr.
Childs's whole tor.e was that of sympathy for
the defense to a degree rarely shown ny a
The minutes were theu read.
The Presbytery, at 4 o'clock, adjourned
to 10:30 to day. The session to-day was a
secret one, none hut members of the court
being allowed to be present.
As each member of the court will be cal?
led upon to vote and to give his reasons for
his vote, and as there is a good deal of room
for discussion, it will probably be late this
afternoon before the verdict is reached, but
it is generally believed that Mr.Todd will be
Kilton's Story.?Walter L. Kilton,
charged with assaulting Miss Henrietta S.
l'owell on Monday night at Locust Point,
Baltimore, yesterday, to a visitor at the jail,
related the circumstances of the atl'air from
his standpoint. His account agrees with
that of Miss Powell as to their gciuu to
Druid Hill Park, but he says he kissed and
carressed her while there. They left the
park about nine o'clock at night, he uaye,
and not at teu. They rt-uched the ferry ai
Fell's Point about -0 minutes of 10 o'clock,
ami crossed to Locust Point about ten. 11*
wont with her at her suggestion around
through the coal piers, and they sat dovvu
on a pier to talk. They remained there
about an hour. She sat on his lap, he said
and he continued his advances, and she
made no resistance. He added that bet
cries were due to reaction from excitewru;
and remorse at the realization of what shu
had done, and the fear of discovery by be:
The cuttor Thistle now iliis thirteen tlai:- .
resenting tho number of races ahe has won. She
will at ouee make the necessary changes in h&i
rig to enable her to cross the ocean. It is expec t
ed she will start for Auiorieaiu about three w sets
1,iOK SALE? I will tell privately one of FAB
? REL i MARSDEN'S STONE BREAKER
If not sold previously, will be sold at public -..>.:?
AUGUST Sib, the first day of Court.
WM. H. CLEMENT, Road Commi^iuner.
Leesburg, July 8?ts_
PAINT YOUR OWN BUGGY Just received the
following new lino of Colors: Olive Fence.
Ponceau, Eearlate. and Jot Coach Black. Cull for
sample. For sale by
jan2". W. F. CBEIQHTON A CO.
If OR EXCUESIONISTS-Extra Chipped Beef.
I Sardines, Canned Salmon and Lobster, Poticd
Meats, Crackers, Cakes. Lime Juice, Oranges.
Lemons, Ac , Ac , for sale by
je28 J. C. MILBL'RN.
WROUGHT SPIKES FOR BRUME and BOAT
BUILDERS at 88 King, corner of Royal
street. An assortment of sizes for sale cheap to
sep27_J. T. CBEIQHTON A SON.
ijlLOUR?Garnbrill's Superlative, Hocker'? Su
1 porlative, Swiss, Triumph, Crystal and New
South Flour, choice brauds, for sale by
mh31 J. C. MILBUBN
STONES COD LIVKR OIL, a porfectly pure
oil, highly recommended by our city pbyai
cians. A supply just received by
dec!_E. 8. LEADBEATER A BBO.
71XTKA FISH GUNPOWDER TEA just ro
li reived. Try it, and bo convinced of its
jan28 J. 0. MILBUBN.
WHITE WASH BRUSHES of superior quality
and others suited to the wholesalo trade at
HS King street,
je!? J. T. CREIGHTON A SON.
1TURKEY-RED TABLE LINEN, fast colors, at
. 28c; pure Linen half-bleached at 25,37,45
and 50c; 2 yards wido at Wfc and 75c Fur sale
by [fcb-J'j] AMOS B. SLA YMAKER.
SQUARE, OCTAGON and FLAT CAST STERI
will be sold at 88 King street, corner of Roy?
al, at a greatly reduced price Quality warrant?
ed. ;...f^-^l .!. T. CREIGHTON & SON.
RODGERSS FINE TABLE CUTLERY, Weiss'?,
celebrated Scissors, and Rogors Broa.'a Placed
Spoons and Forks, for sale low by
nov.'l JAS. F. CA RLIN A SON'S.
(1EREAL1NE FLAKES, the most digeuivo of
J all Farinaeious Foods. A hook of receipts
with each pa< kage. Sold by
aprl-t GEO. McBURNEY & SON.
I r EN TUCK Y WHISKEY, three years old,
JV 50 per galb.n : the best value wo have
j,?) McBURNEY & SON.
XF YOU CANNOT SEE aud cannot Mud anj
SPECTACLES to suit you, go to HENRY
WILDT'S aud have your eyes tested, and yoc;
will have no more trouhlo. nov20
~;r BBL8 CHOICE FAMILY FLOUR, best
1 ? known brauds, bought before the advance*,
for sale low by
janl3 .T C. MILBURN.
AFULL LINE OF FANCY BASKETS, in?
cluding Lunch, Fruit and Flower Basket*,
just received by
jCJM J. C. MILBURN.
FLOWER POTS Just received a lot of Flower
Pots, assorted sizes, neat and durable, with
or without saucers, at
feblS E. J. MILLER. SON & Co s
IjINGLlSH aud AMERICAN SCYTHES, Hay
J Rakes, Scythe Stones, Ac., at wholesale and
[e9 J. T. CREIGHTON A 80N.
I F YOUR CHICKENS AUE SICK,
LUNT'S CHICKEN CHOLEBA CUBE
Sold by all druggists and grocers mh3i
WHITE NE W O E L E A N s .-? U G A
For sale only by
jan28_ .1 c MILBURN.
C^ASTORINE! CASTOR1NE: -Biiim'H ever
J ready Castorine, a pei feet oiler fur Buggies,
Wagons, Carts, Ac. Never Gams; Nevor Chills.
For sale by |je!*l W. F. CBEIGHTON A CO.
Ll YERMICELLI. LENTILS.
SPLIT PEAS AND BARLEY
mh5 flVQ. McBURNEY ? sOrY.
IjlNAMELED PRESERVING KETTLES, Cher
Li ry See<lers aud Fruit Presses, wholesale and
retail at ?S King, corner Royal street, by
jet>_ .1. T. CREIG HTON A S' ?N
EXTRA CHOICE NEW ORLEANS MOLASSES
and SUGAR icccived direct aud for sale by
jan? J. C. MILBUBN.
RED WARRIOR CHOPPING AXES, wholesale
and retail, at h? King, corner of Royal it.
dccH _J. T. CBEIGHTON et SON.
I' NDIGOBLUE BOATING SUITS, fr..m f-f:to
ry, just received by
niyl2 AMOS B. SLA YMAKEJt.
TEAS-Having bought largely of Teas, care
fully selected, I am :elliug tbe same very low.
sep23 J. C. MILBUBN.
HOICE MACK EBEL and POTOMAC BOE
HEERING for sale by
feb24 J. C. MILBUBN.
R~~ UBBEB DRESSING COMBS, a fine assortment
from the cheapest to the ?.cst Krades, *t
my14 AMOS B. SLA > MAKER'S.
1 A fififi SIX-OUNCE CAKES FINE TOILET
I U.UUU SOAP for sale at 5c ca. b by
^.[.jO_ J. C. Mil.BUkS.
GlOOD GUNPOWDER. OOLONG, JAPAN and
r Extra Mixed Teas, f*r sale at 50c. per lb. by
J. C. MILBURN.
MEERLESS ICE CREAM FREEZERS, for sale
L at reduced prices, at ?S King Street,corner of
Royal. .1. T. CRIGUION ? SON;
AVERY handsome assortment of P. K. and
SILK 4 IN. HANDsCARFS, from 5 to oOc,at
mylb' A. B. SLA YMAK EL'S.
ASKETS?A full Hue of covered anJ open,
^artet. for sale by j. C. MILBUBN.
BOYS' EXTRA SIZED HEAVY RIBBED
HOSE, 9 and 12 V at
nov<; AMOS BSLAYMAKEK*
W~ BAGS CHOICE LA GUAYBA t o* FEE re
ceived to day by J. C. MILBUBN