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FRIDAY EVENING, JULY If,.
N'oTwithstanding the tariff on iron ore,
considerably more than a million tons of it
were imported last year. American iron
manufacturers finding it impossible to bavo
ttiMr demands .supplied, have had to send
Hhioad, and pay not only the freight but
the duty. Of course they added the extra
cost to the price of their products, and ex?
acted the whole of it from American con?
sumers, as, with that additional cost, it was
impossible for them to sell any of their prod?
ucts in foreign markets. It is readily seen,
therefore.that the tariff on iron ore not only
restriots the manufacture of American
irun, and raises the price thereof to Ameri?
can consumers, hut, by confining the mar
kels ofthat iron to those of this country, les
nens the demand therefor, and necessarily
reduces the demand for, and consequently
the wages of, American labor.
Mr.. SHERMAN says he will uot be a can?
didate f >r tho republican nomination for the
next Presidency if there be any uncertainty
about the preference of his party in his
State in respect of that nomination. This
is a tad blow to General Mahone, for Mr.
Sherman is his favorite, and recent pro
ceedings in Ohio show plainly enough that
the uncertainty referred to by Mr. Sherman
has a real existence. Some men have
greatness thrust upon them, but Mr. Sher?
man does not beiong to that class ; he has
to work hard for tho Presidential greatness
to which he aspires, ami even then, sad for
him. but fortunate for his country, can Dot
THE national association of master
painters, at tbew recent meeting in New
York, took strong ground in favor of the
re establishment of the old apprentice sys
tern. It can readily be seen why the
knights of labor should oppose the re
establishment of tho system referred to,
as it would tend lo reduce tho demand for
the work of journeymen; but why an or
ganizilion composed of Americans, which
raises no objection to the competition of
foreign immigrants and negroes, should ob?
ject to that of American bays, is hard to tell.
To most nasonablo j eaplo such gross in?
consistency Koems as unwise as it is un?
One of the most absurdly ridiculous of
the many such things in the strange and
eve.itfill domain of modern democratic
politics, is to see and bear men whose
applications for office, either for them?
selves or their friends, have been
granted, berating thoso who oppose
inuRWUtnpory and the civil service reform
humbug from principle, as "spoilsmen" and
as lighting under ibe "spoilsman's flag."
It is impossible f.ir such people to under?
stand haw others can ac! unless, from per?
sonally interested motives.
Mit BrkCKINBTDGB, of Kentucky, says
he is in favor of real revision of the tariff,
and the increase of the free list by placing
thereon raw materials and necessaries, as
the reveuue must be reduced. If there
were more Breckioridgeaand fewer Bandalls
in Congress the price of the necessaries of
lifo in t'li-i country would be greatly re?
duced, und tho South soon be tilled with
Northern manufacturers, forced to avail
themselves of its superior manufacturing
facilities in order lo compote successfully
with their foruigu rivals.
[Speuia! Correspondenceot tho Aloxa. Oazkttk]
Washington, l). c, July 15,18s7.
The President is expected to be back here
next Wednesday. By that lime all the im?
provements and repairs to the White House
that were commenced as soon as he left will
be completed. Iu repairing the south porti?
co, in which the Pre*ideul often sits iu the
evening to enjoy the river bro. zes.it was dis?
covered that the ceiling thereof was so much
decayed that the slightest jar was sufficient
to make it fail, and that its fall would have
been total to all sitting beneath it at the
Iu a short talk withCapt. Norton, of the
Norton boat building comj any, a branch of
which has a yard iu Alexandria, this morn?
ing, the Captain told the Gazette's corres?
pondent that he already had two boats and
a yacht iu process of cour-liuelion at the
yard referred to, und would have had more
but for the unsettled condition of the terms
upon which he holds that yard and the dis?
appointment he bus experienced iu obtain?
ing materials, both wooil and metal. As it
is however, his weekly payment there for
wages amounts to two hundred and forty
dollars. He says bo has offered the Poto?
mac Manufacturing Company, which holds
the title to the ground on which he is build?
ing his boats, lorty thousand dollars for it
and the buildings ibeieon, that is the prop?
erly known as the old foundry and Hun- I
ter's ship yard, but that thut ctTer has not)
Mr. John G. Walker of Texas, has been j
teodered the office of Consul (General and
Secretary of Legation at Bogota, vice Mr.
V. 0. Kinp, resigued. He has accepted the
office aud will receive the appointment
when the President returns to Washington.
The Secretary of State to day received a
telegram from the U. S. Minister at Hono?
lulu, Hawaii, dated the5th inst.,saying that
atl'airs are quiet in that country.
The possibility of a new postmaster for
this city continues to be the subject of much
talk, and the possible appointee, of much
speculation, among the local politicians
here. It seems to be generally understood
that the appointee has been selected and
will beaunouueed as soon as the President
returns. Judging from the talk referred to,
it seems that Mr. Lawrence Gardiner is the
favorite of the District democrats for the
pl-.-e, which is a lucrative oue.
It is reported here that the investigation
of the forgeries of Harvey, the republican '
Chief of Division in the Treasury Depart?
ment, leada to the supposition that he wsh
not unassisted in etTecting the Buccesa of
those forgeries, and that this supposition
will be tested by a careful examination. It
is also said that the bank? which cached
bis drafts on the Treasury will be sued lor
tho amount thereof.
Ohio democrats hero say tho democratic
convent km of their State will nominate Mr.
Tburmnn for Governor, utterly irrespective
of bis known wishes in that respect and of
his emphatic protests ; that they will nomi?
nate him by acclamation, and that he is too
good a democrat to risk injury to his party
by declining to lead it when so urgently
A prominent Northern democratic politi?
cian, at the Capitol to day, in talking about
the modern democratic policy of appointing
republicans to, and of retaining them in,
oflice, said ho should suppose the experi?
ence of West, the negro ravisber, and of
Beecher, Bacon and Harvey, would be suffi?
cient to change that policy in .->hort order.
Captain Anderson's company of the Gth
Cavalry, IS men and 42 horses, arrived at
Washington to-day from New Mexico and
at once went into camp at Fori My er, where
they will be permanently stationed. Capt.
Lawton'scompany,of tho 4th Cavalry, is ex
pected t,> arrive from Arizona in o few days,
Firsl Lieutenant Wm. Baird.son of Inspeo
tor General Baird, ban been appointed tem?
porarily adjutant of tho post. Gen. Sheri?
dan expects lo make Fort River the finest
cavalry posl of the country.
The scaffold at u brick house in process
of erection at the corner of 7th and I straps
near tbe steamboat wharf, was thrown down
this afternoon by t be falling of the cornice
and u young bricklayer named Brown, who
was on it,ivas.il is supposed, fatally injured.
He was taken home on u stretcher iu an
There was another accident on the Metro?
politan branch of the B. & U. Ii. R. near
this city yesterday evening. The accidents
on the branch have of late become so fre?
quent that many people nro deterred there
by from traveling over it.
Letters received here from China note the safe
I arrival there of Count Mitkicwicz and the two
Philadelphias who accompanied him to that
country for tin? purpose of introducing tho tele?
phone there, but that, op to date of tho letters re?
ferred to, the work of erecting telephones there
on a large scale had not commenced.
Last of the Mereimac.?Tbe barge Liz?
zie Wallace arrived at the Richmond and
Danville Railroad Co.'sdock, opposite Rock
etts, Riebmond, yesterday, with 200 tons of
old iron, consigned to the Old Dominion
Iron and Nail Works. This iron is what
may he called tbe remains of the Confeder?
ate gunboat Virginia, formerly the U. S.
ship Morrimac, which encountered tho
Monitor in Hampton Roads during the
stormy period of tbe Inte war, causing one
of the most noted naval engagements of
modern times. The Monitor was disabled
and hauled off, and the Virginia retired to?
wards Norfolk, but was never in active sor
vice afterwards. The armor plates of the
Virginia were laid aside at the Gosport
navy yard in Portsmouth after she was
blown up by the Confederates, and remain?
ed there until a day or two ago when all of
it was placed on the barge Lizzie Wallace
to bo brought to Richmond. It was sold
recently as scrap iron and wan purchased
by a northern gentleman, who subsequently
sold it to the Old Dominion Iron and Nail
Works. It is now to he taken to Belle Isle
and converted into nails. Much of tbe armor
plate shows eigns of having passed through
a severe cannonading, and there are num?
bers of small pieces well suited to be pro
served as relics of that celebrated naval en?
gagement in which great bravery and hero?
ism were displayed.?stair.
Queen of xhk River.?The new steam?
er New York, of the Hudson river line,
made a trial trip yesterday evening for the
nurposn of testing her engines. She left the
foot of Twenty-second street, New York
and headed up the river. A good deal of
interest was manifested in the result of tho
trip, as an attempt was lo ho made to stir
pass the record from Twenty second street
to Vonkers. The Mary I'owell onco cover?
ed the distance, between fourteen and four?
teen and a half miles, in forty minutes. Yes?
terday tbe New York made the trip, accord?
ing to lhe ollicial time, in thirty-three min?
utes?equal to nearly 26 miles au hour?
with leu pounds of steam to spare and the
tide against her. The Mary Powell has
been Queen of tho North river many years,
in spite of efforts to tako her laurels away,
and the New York is regarded a-* more like?
ly to win them than any other boat which
has attempted to do so. The advantages of
the New York are three boilers that will
give a great heat! of steam and the feather?
ing paddles. Theso paddles are very ex?
pensive. A set for a steamboat costs S.",0.o<K).
The Mary Powell, it is said, will have them
next season. Only three steamboats in the
whole country now have these paddles.
"Bii.lv" West and his Beide.?William
H. West, the well known end-man of the
minstrel linn of Thatcher, Primrose & West,
was married recently at Camden, N. J., to
Miss Romelia G. Morris, daughter of the
late E. Joy Morris, ex-United States Minis?
ter to Turkey. The ceremony was perform?
ed by Rev. John S. Heisler, and his wife
was the sole witness. The acquaintance be?
tween tho two began a year ago on the Liv?
erpool steamer Auraoia. Tbe bride, who is
ju-t pasl twenty-two year-, being fresh from
graduation at a fashionable seminary, is a
most accomplished woman. Besides "a gem
in brains and beauty," as Mr. West styles
bis bride, be has also captured a very rich
pri.'e, she being worth about $250,000. West
is said to bo worth about $150,000, and will
soon retire from the burnt cork profession.
His Grs! wife was Fay Templeton.
Judge.SIoan, of Golconda, III., was cut?
ting weeds near his hou?e the other even?
ing, and cut oil' the head of a big rattle?
snake. The same blow I brew tho snake
into the air, and it fell upon the Judge's
neck, about which it coiled with a convul-1
ve gasp, at tbe same timo keeping up its j
ominous rattle. A colored man pulle.l the
body off of the frightened Judge and assist
1 him lo the house, where it was some
time before bo conld convince himself that
tho blood which was smeared on his face
(torn the body of the snake was not the re?
sult of a wound.
Ti.e Chinese have a novel modo of eapturiug
j ducks in California. They hollow out a pumpkin
and place it over their head with holes for tho
eye. They then go into the water ami walk
about with just their pumpkin-covered heads
above the surface. The ducks, mistaking the
pumpkin for something eatable, or prompted by
curiosity, draw near aud aro seized by the legs
and drawn under. As mauy as half a dozen at a
time are often taken in this manner.
Fire in Itatli. yiv.
Lewistox, Me., July 15.?Information
has been received here that a large ?re is
raging in Bath, with request for assistance.
An engine was immediately dispatched
from here. The firo started in the works of
the New England Shipbuilding Company,
Switzerland cousumes mere liquor par
capita than any other country on the globa. I
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Twenty-one new case of yellow fever
were reported at Key West yesterday.
Judge Allan G. Thurmau writes to his
son that he will not accept a nomination as
a candidato for governor of Ohio.
Friederieb Krupp, the well-know German
metal founder and gigantic, steel gun man?
ufacturer, died yesterday in bis villa near
Essen, Rheni?h Prussia. Herr Krupp was
born at Essen in 1812.
Leonard Swett, tbe noted lawyer and
former partner of Abraham Lincoln, took
out a license in Chicago yesterday to marry
Marie Decker. Mr. Swett is til years of age
and his intended bride is 30.
A suit for damages brought by Miss Cora
White, a young lady of high standing, of
Ritchie county, W. Va., against a wealthy
young farmer, John Kinney, for defumation
of charactor, has just ended. The plaintill'
gets ?3,IKK) damages.
The financial all'airs of ex-Congressman
James W. Reid, of North Carolina, have
just been satisfactorily adjusted by relatives
and friends in Virginia and North Carolina.
He i.? expected in Washington in a few
days. He will resume tho practice of law.
Mr. Jay Cooke, sou of the former govern?
or of the District, is reported to he dying at
his mother's residence, in Georgetown, of
IJright's disease. He is about thirty years
old, and for two years past has been in
tho brokerage business with Mr. Puller
The Cincinnati limited express coming
east and the Chicago express going west
collided at a siding on the main stem of tbe
1J. A: I >. at Gaithcrsburg, Montgomery coun?
ty., Md., yesterday. Two ladies and one
gentleman were injured and several cars
woro derailed, causing a delay of six hours.
Major Johu S. Vundegrafl", beforo the war
ono of the most uoted lawyers in Texas,
diod last week Rt the poor-house farm at
Austin. He served in the Confederate
army, hut came out ot it a wreck and on
slaved by whisky. Ho is known to have
killed two men in druuken affrays since the
A vessel named Now Then, designed by
Herreshotl, recently completed for Mr.
Munro, of New York, made tho remarkable
speed of 2S miles an hour on Wednesday.
She is a faster vessel than the Stiletto, by
the same designer. She has SI feet of
length at tho water line, 10 feet beam, and
draws three feet three inches of water.
Major J. W. Powell, director of tho geo?
logical survey, has submitted to the Secre?
tary of the Interior for bis approval
a piau of operations for the geological sur?
vey for the present fiscal yenr. The re?
port says a promising line of investigation
along the Atlanticslope relates [o the green
sand marls of Yirgiuia and the Carolians.
It is not realized by the citizens of those
States that there lie within low coastward
hills sources of untold wealth, which will
eventually revolutionize the agricultural
methods pursued in these States, in tbe
shape of just'such green sands and mnrls ns
have within tho past generation transformed
the sand wastes of New Jersey into veritable
Lt. James W. Graydon, U. S. N., inventor
ot a new method of using dynamite in naval
warfare, in Indianapolis, on Wednesday,
tiled a suit for divorce from his wife. He
alleires that two years ago, while he was
engaged in making experiments in warfare
for tho Chinese government at Hong Hong,
his wife asked him while be was ill for a
blank check on his hank to enable her lo
get money she needed for household ex?
penses. He gave her the check, and she
tilled it out for ?27,000, his entire balance.
After drawing tho money she sailed for
America. After fulfilling his contract with
the Chinese government he came to this
country to hunt for her and his children,
but has been unable to find thorn.
Mrs. Arthur Smith, of Buckingham couu
ty, committed suicide a few days ago by
drowning herself in a well.
Mr. J. William Daniel, well known in Bal?
timore commercial circles, was married in
Christ Church, Locust Hill, last week, to
Miss Mary S. Bongban,a niece of the Hon.
Overseers of Virginia country roads should
embrace the period of summer to make
them lit for use inttimmer. The rural pass
ways of the Oid Dominion have been pro?
verbially the worst thing of the sort to be
found in the entire country.
Ex-Judge J. B. McCabe, Commonwealth's
attorney, and J. L. Mclntosh, ex-treasurer
of Loudoun county, were yesterday served
with a rule to appear before Judge Bond, in
Richmond, on the L'sth inst. to show cause
why they should no: be attached for con?
tempt in instituting suit under tho coupon
crusher. This rule was issued on the nfli
davits of S. Balyu.
R. F. t'owan, supreme keeper of records
and seals of the Knights of Pythias, died at
Si. Louis yesterday. .Mr. Cowan was born
in Staunton in 1S30. He represented Vir?
ginia in the secession convention, and sat in
tho Confederate Congress. He was elected
judge ot the Equity Court in Kausas City
after the war. He was a Royal Arch Ma=on
and an Odd Follow of high standing.
The section of country round about Nor?
folk is suffering the severest and longest
spell of hot weather experienced for several
years. At Newport News yesterday nine
men?three while aud six colored?wore
prostrated by the heat at the dry dock and
coal piers. Wit bin doors tho thermometer
at two o'clock in the nflernoon stood at 105
and outside, in a somewhat exposed place,
110\ Crops are suffering greatly from want
E. A. Levy was in Washington up to
Tuesday, on which day the Hustings Court
of Richmond indicted him for felony for
shooting WinOeld Scott in that city some
time since in a house of ill fame. Being
then apprised of this fact, he left that, city
and is now probably far away from Virginia
and the national capital. Tbe Dispatch
says: "He at ono timo thought of returning
here and standing trial, but, upon further
reflection, concluded that it would be too
Unahle to Get a Bishop.?There is no I
little anxiety iu the Episcopal Diocese of
Easlon, Md., about the late election of a
bishop. Since the death of Bishop Lay in
1SS5 five attempts have beeu made to got a
bishop, all of which resulted in failure. Four
of the candidates elected declined, and ono
died within a week after his election. Last
month another attempt was made, and the
i Rt. Rev. Dr. Adams, a resigned bishop, was
elected by the convention. They were hap?
py over the choice, as he wa3 already conse?
crated, and nothing would be required but
tho consent of the bishops and standing
committees. But it turns out that there is
a canon which forbids the election to a dio?
cese of any bishop who has resigned. Bish?
op Adams was the missionary bishop ofNew '
Mexico and Arizona, and resigned after
holding his oflice less than one year. It 13 !
claimed that under the canon his election is !
illegal. If this be so, the Diocese of Easton '
must try once again.
A grown turkey belonging to Mrs. G. B.
P-eacher of Griffin, Ga , swallowed a be-^ a
lew days ago, which stung its vitals, and in
less than an hour it was stone dead.
An Appeal to the Synod.
1 ho following appeal of Rev. Francis M.
Todd from the recent nction of tho Presby?
tery of Washington city in bis case was yes?
terday filed with the moderator of tho Pres?
bytery, Rev. John L. French, by Rev. J>r.
Sanderland, the counsel of Mr. Todd :
[, tho undersigned, Francis M. Todd,
appeal from the linal judgment of Washing?
ton City Presbytery in my case to the
Synod of Baltimore upon the following
1. The irregularity of the proceedings of
tiie Presbytery ol Washington city in the
finding and form of judgment in my case
entered upon the recotd. |Under Chap. 9,
2. The finding of the court by a nearly
two-thirds vote was an acquittal. Tits law
requires that the judgment shall he entered
according lo the finding, which should simp?
ly have been "Not guilty."
3. This form of the judgment contnius a
surplusage calculated to confuse antl to mis?
lead in regard to the actual finding by the
vote, and renders possible a construction of
censure after my acquittal by the court.
?1. From the records of the court it ap?
pears that two members of the judicial com?
mittee who a-sisted in formulating the
judgmont as it is entered were member:, oi
the minority of the report who voted to con?
vict me. And I submit whether, after 1
bad been acquitted, any member of tho mi?
nority who voted against me should have
been permit teil to have any "part, in formu?
lating the linal judgment.
f>. Tho judgment, iu its proseml form,
amounts to the old Scotch verdict of "not
proven," which species of verdict is un?
known to our church law and church courts.
It is simply saying. "We believe he is guil?
ty, but the book does not permit us to say
so,'' or, otherwise, it is saying, "We would
gladly convict him if the evidence were nuf
ficient, but, being insufficient, ns we confess,
we desire to express on.- confidence in the
Btory of the principal witne-s, not with-land?
ing that we are forced to acquit the ac?
('). Furthermore, it is irregular in this,
that when the roll was called for the vote to
"sustain" or "not sustain" the records show
that not in a single instance was any reason
given by any member of tho court fur the
way in which he voted, and the records also
show that no such reasons were recorded or
required to be recorded by any individual,
although on tho recommendation of (he
judicial committee the court adopted the
following order : "That each member have
the right, when called on for his vote, to ex?
plain his reasons therefor, and, if ho so de?
sire, have those reasons entered, in brief, on
the record. This omission to have reasons
recorded in connection with the vote, which
was nearly a two-thirds vote for acquittal,
was irregularly sought to be supplied in the
formulation of the judgment as entered on
the record, thus depriving me of a clear ver?
dict of acquittal to which I was justly enti
For the above reasons and others that
may appear before synod the undersigned
takes his appeal under tho provisions of our
hook of discipline, and reserving all the
rights which, under the same, appertain to
him ; and requesting tho stated clerk of
Presbytery to enter this appeal at length
upon "the record, as by our law directed.
Francis M. Todd,
(Per counsel), B. S?NDERLAND.
Washington, D. C, Tuesday, July 12,1SS7.
Sentencing Sharp.?In passing sentence
on Jacob Sharp yesterday Judge Barrett
said he had received a great many letters,
same asking for mercy and some otherwise.
The defendant, he said, on the merits of the
case was certainly r.oi entitled to any mercy
and his only plea for clemency is age and
sickness. Reviewing the case Judge Bai
re't could find no extenuating circumstanci -
and he deciared Sharp unmistakably to '?<?
the leader of the whole conspiracy. Then
he continued :
"What is there to excite pity or meicy < x
-?pt'.he age and ill-health of the prisoner
and the mourning condition of bis family.'
With over $1,000,000 in his pocket he
clamors for mercy without offering -o ;?>?.
ba.-k a penny of the stolen money, so that
should he '2!e in prison his family ha- R va-'
fortune to fall bacl: upon. At this Mrs.
Sharp buried her face in her handkerchief ]
and wept silently, while the prisoner him
self did not lift his face from the table j The
Legislature does not allow us to go below the
minimum penally in such a grave
the present is. All canr.'.: lie satisfied, lhr-<
who damor for the prisoner receiving flo?
ht!! penalty of the law and those calling f<>r
a reprimand. All things have been consid?
ered, and the judgment of this court is
the prisoner be confined f< ur years at hai I
labor, and that he pay a litte of $5,000."
Supported by bis attendants ami accom?
panied by his wife the prisoner was taken
back to jail, there to remain until n decision
is reat lied on .Monday.
A notice of appeal to the Court <>f At.
peals in the case of John O'Neil, one of the
convicted aldermen in Sing Sin;:, was lilh_d
" ""av Iveiuiiu Muursii
NORFOLE, PORT MONROE.
VIRGINIA BEACH, OCEAN VIEW,
PINEY POINT an.l
Palace steamer EXCELSIOR; Saturday, July Oi.
l> p. in., from Prince street wharf.
Returning, leave Norfolk and Western Railroad
Company's wharf (only 50 feet from Virginia
Beach Railroad depot) upon arrival of the train
from the Reach, aud from the Boston wharf at
?l.:50 j). m. Sunday, arriving in Alexandria at
6:30 a. m. Monday.
To Norfolk and return, $".?O; to Fort Monroe
and return. ??'2.?<i; to Virginia Beach and return,
including dinner at Beach, S 1 25 : t<? Ocean View
and return, including dinner at hotel, $3.25; t,?
Fort Monroe and return, including breakfast an '.
dinner at Hygcia Hotel, $3.50.
For other information apply to
PHILIP B. lloOE.
jyf? tf Agent. Prince street wharf.
L. M. BLACK FORD. M.A.. Princip al.
LLEWELLEN HOXTON. Associate Principal. ?
This School for Roys. Ihne miles from town,
begins its 49th year on the "-;:;i of September,
For Catalogue address the Principal, Alexan?
dria. Va. iyl "> 2awh ? : 1
Albemarle Female institute, I
Uusnrpas-:ed in quality of instruction, in health
fulness and beauty of location and in provision
L>r comfort of pupils Terms very moderate. Or?
der Catalogue. W. P. DICKINSON,
jyl? Im _Principal.
) y II KELBAERi >W fei KT \ P.LE.
A Wheelbarrow Sociable will beiield TO-NIGHT
at the hall over Mr. F. Pall's store, on King street,
FOR Til E BENEFIT OF THE BAND OF HOPE
Ice Cream and other refieihments will be served
at moderate prices. Admission for adults 5c; for
children 3c. Ji
My barber's shop will be closed on SUNDAY,
July --Mtli, and on following Sun lays until
SMALL HA AD; for sale bv
je20 J. C. MILEUBN.
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland.
forestport, N. Y., July 15 ? Notbwith
standing that the sun arose gloriously over
the hilis Ibis morning there were no signs
of life at the residence of Dominie Cleve?
land, where the Presidential party is stop?
ping, until nearly nine o'clock. Duriug last
evening Mrs. Cleveland played a number of
selections on the piano and sang one of her
favorite songs. The music, however, seemed
to attract the villagers, and as soon as the
fact was discovered she ceased. The cur?
tain- were not drawn and the party could
beseenchatting together. Mrs. Cleveland, al?
though s:iil wearing a bandage over her eye,
seemed to enter into the conversation with
energy. The bouquets presented to her at
Ciintou were displayed about the parlors.
An age:il of one of the hotels ou tbe St.
Lawrence river arrived hero this morning
for tho purpose of endeavoring to induce
tho President to hold an informal reception
at the hotel designated by him during the
afternoon to-morrow. The citizens of Wa
tertown, too, are very desirous of outortain
iug tbe Presidential party for a short time
to-morrow morning. Tho special train con?
voying the President and Mrs.Cloveland will
reach I here at 10:30 a. m., and will be met
by General Manager Britton of the Rome>
Water!own and Ogdensburg railroad, ac?
companied by a number of Mrs. Cleveland's
Oswego friends. The train is scheduled to
reach Capo Vincent at 11 o'clock and the
party will embark at once on tho steamer
Si. Lawrence for a rido among the Islands.
The President's arrangements provide for a
dinner on board tho boat. This afternoon
Commissioner John D. Keman will take tho
President and Mrs. Cleveland and the Rev.
Mr. Cleveland and wife for a short drive,
stopping at Spring Rank, his pleasant sum?
mer cottage, half a mile from the village
t >n the return tea will be served there and
the party will reach here in time for the re?
ception which begins at 730 o'clock. The
supper will be entirely iuforinal and no
ono will be present except tho driving party
and the members of Mr. Kernan's family.
Tho President did not rise to breakfast with
the remainder of the family, but remained
bed till noon. He is suffering from fati?
gue and a slight attack of cholera morbus.
Dr. A. G. Prower called during the morning
and gave him a little medicine. Railroad
Commissioner Kernao also made the Pres
ident a luief call. Mrs. Cleveland's eye
pains ber still and altogether the party is
sadly in need of the rest they are now en.
joying. The President has decided not to
alter tho arrangements made for the excur?
Boil day, July 15.?News from native
sources has been received to the effect that
a battle between the troops of the Ameer of
Afghanistan and the insurgents recently
took place at Mashaki, south of Guzni, and
that the Ameer's forces were victorious.
They are said lo have captured 160 Andars
aud Tarakis and to have sent the heads of
2011 of the .-lain to Cabul. A large force of
Jaghuri and Haztrabs subsequently de?
feated tbe troops of the Ameer, who is now
-.?tiding reinforcements to his army.
paris, Jnly 15.?The celebration which
began yesterday in commemoration of tbe
fall ot the Bastile was continued until this
morning. Tho fete was observed in an
orderiy manner. The newspapers highly
complimenl the people for tho good sense
shown in refraining from every thing of a
disturbing nature. There were a few isolated
manifestations but they were of no political
Vienna, July 15.?The government has
issued an order which again permits tbe ex?
portation of horses.
Chicago, Jnly 15.?A Times special from
Houston, Texas, says : The rate war recent?
ly inaugurated among the railroads com?
prising the Texas Traffic Association still
continues. It is given out by prominent
officials located in this city that a further
Blashing of rates will be indulged in during
tbepresenl week by the belligerent lines. The
Houston, East and West Texas Railroad
v esterday issued a circular announcing a cut
of 25 cents per. 100 pounds on lumber from
all points on its line to common points in
Texas. The Houston and Texas Central in
addition to the 20 per cent, reduction ou the
Houston and Galveston rates, as announced
yesterday, is cutting still deeper. The
Texas eraiti rales have already experienced
an average reduction of M0 per cent. This
was made necessary lo protect the Texas
farmers against. Kansas and Missouri
main which otherwise would be brought
into the State by tho Northern lines. These
rate- will stiller another reduction in a day
or so if t'.io Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
and Gould, Colorado and Santa Fe railways
do nol n -:ore the old rates.
Importation from Mexico.
Et Paso,Tex,, July 15?A summary of
th ? importations from Mexico in tbe Cus
toms district of Paso del Xorte during the
li e,] ?,c;ir ended June :;?>, 1887,gives the to?
tal value oftbe precious metals and ore im?
ported in round members as $13,600,000, a
falling ( II of sloO.ttOO from the previous
year. The imports were: Silver bullion
?2,000 I nit; silver coin (Mexican) $S,000,000;
g .;d bu lion $300,000; gold coin .'Mexican]
- 00,000 and silver ore $8,000,000. The total
importation of silver fir tho year was 42,000
ton.-, an average of 11 tons per day against
"1 tons per day for the preceding year.
The total value of the other imports was
$493,000 against $625,000 the preceding year
The Vaehl Thistle. I
London, July 15.?The yacht Thistle will
rn ike the voyage across the Atlantic under
...wer mast and a trysail about the size
of a go ton yacht's mainsail. It is intended
lo make practice cruises in American waters
before tbe races for tl e America^ cup.
New York, July 15.?The body of an o'd
man named Woo. Cox was found early this
morning on DeKalb avenue, near Irving
avenue, Brooklyn. Ho bad been beaten
wiih a piece of hoard which lay nearby, and
there were several large open wounds in
his head, from which the brains protriniul.
A man named Martin Carney, who was in
Cox's company last night, was arreated this
morning on suspicion of being the murderer.
There were largo blood .Mains on Carney's
coat and handkerchief.
Heavy Kai us.
TUCSON', Ariz , July 15.?Southern Ariz
ona has been visited by very severe rain
storms and cloudbursts during the past
eigbl days. The rain fall is unprecedented.
The Santa Cruz river is over a mile wide
and wasbou's on the railroad have been
frequent und numerous. A large quantity
of stuck baa been drowned. On Wednesday
a loaded freight train was carried away by
a cloudburst in Canyon Deore.
San Francisco, July 15.?There was
filed yesterday in Alamada county a mort
gage by the South Pacific coast railway
company to the Farmers' Loau aud Trus:
Company of New York, for $5,500,000. The
loau runs 50 years and draws four per cent,
interest. The money is lor the purpose of
iiftiug the indebtedness incurred in the con?
struction of the road.
Robbed ol $1,500.
Suklbyville, III., July 15.?Jas Tolly, au
eccentric farmer, bad $1,500 stolen from his
house recently by burglars, who overlooked
$20,000 in coin. Yesterday Tolly was per?
suaded by his wife to bring the coin to this
city and deposit it in a bank. The coin was
in one package and two men were required
to remove it in from the wagon.
Concluded to be a Candidate.
Columbus,Ohio, July 15.?Congressman
James F, Campbell, of Butler county, who
is a close personal friend of Judge Thuruian,
in view of the latter's positive refusal yes?
terday to be a candidate for Governor, has
concluded lo have his name go beforo the
Cleveland convention for the nomination.
Tcunessec Press? Association.
CloUDLAND, N. C, July 15.?The Ten?
nessee press association, 29 papers represent?
ed, met yesterday abovo the clouds on the
top of Roane mountain, 6,349 feet above the
sea. Hou. John Allison, Secretary of State,
delivered an oration. The association will
bo in session several days.
Heath of.lay Cooke, Jr.
Washington, July 15 ?Jay Cooke, a
banker and broker of this city, sou of Fx
tioveruor II. I).* Cooke and nephew of Juv
Cooke, the famous banker, of Philadelphia,
lied at the residence of his mother in
Georgetown, thii morning, of Brighfs dis?
Heath from Hydrophobia.
Detroit, Mich., July 15.?Bernard J.
Michenfelder, son of a wealthy brewer, died
this morning from hydrophobia. He was
bitten by a pet dog live weeks ago. Oa
Tuesday the tirst symptoms of hydrophobia
uppeared, and after sutldtiug terribly he
died after one of his convulsions.
Destruction of a Brewer] .
Philadelphia, joly 15.?Fire at the
brewery of tho Louis Bergdoll Company, tn
29th street, near Girani avenue, this morn?
ing, caused a loss estimated at $115,000 ou
building* and cootenta. The insurance, it
is believed, will fully cover the loss.
New York. July 15.?Jacob Sharp, the
Convicted bribe giver, rested better last
night than he has on any night since be has
been confined in Ludlow street jail, and
this morning he is much improved in health.
New York, July 15.?A. B. Hill, vice
president of the stock exchange died sud?
denly this morning In a tit. The cause is
supposed to have been apoplexy. ,
ROASTED COFFEES.?Freshly roasted at my
store?Mocha, Java. Maracaiho, La Gnayia
and Rio ('otl'uea, all carefully selected, for sale by
mrHi J. C. MILBURN.
CEBEALINE FLAKES, the most digesti.o of
all Farinacious Foods. A book of receipts
with each package. Sold bv
aprlf_ (1 F.O. Mi BURNKV &. SON.
Kentucky whiskey, threo years old,
$2,50 per gallon; the best value we have
jt9 _ M.-rurnEY it SON.
IF YOU CANNOT SEE and cannot find an>
1 SPECTACLES to suit you, go to HENRY
WILDT'S ami have your eyes tested, and you
will have no more trouble. nov'jo
r*** BBLS choice family flour, best
i U known brands, bought bei ire the advance,
for sale low l>v
janl.'l _ J C MI LB URN.
I71LOWEB POTS?Just received a lot of Flower
JU Pots, assorted sizes, neat and durable, with
or without saucers, at
fcblS E. J. MILLER. SON & CO'S.
IENGLISH aud american SCYTHES, Hay
li Bakes, Scythe Stones, Ac, at wholesale and
je9_J. T. CREIGHTON A SON.
AFULL LINK OF FANCY BASKETS, in?
cluding Lunch, Fmit aud Flower Baskets,
just received by
j. Js_J.C. MILB?BN.
BOYS' EXTRA SIZF.O HEAVY RIBBED
HOSE. 'Jand !Oj,: 12?frc at
novft_AMOS B. SLAYMAKEB*3.
ja BAGS CHOICE LA GUAYRA ( OFFEE re
lU ceive 1 to day by
ieT J- c m ILBURN.
1 a BBLS NEW hominv.md hominy GRITS
1 U iust receivod by
M~ ALAOA OBAPES and CAPE COD CBAN
B ERSTES just received.
0(.t-.Mi oeo. McBurney & son.
DRIED PEACHES, peeled and unpeeled, and
bricht Dried Apples for sale bv
feblC J. C. MILBUBN.
MISSOURI HAMS, small sizes. cauva->sed and
uncanvassed, very lino, received to day by
mlnil J. C. MILBUBN.
INDIA GAUZE, Gossamer and Balbriggan
Shirts, long awd short sleeves, iust received at
myl2 AMOS B. SLA YMAKee'S.
Coffees?Mocha, Java, Marioaibo, LaGuayra
and Rio Coffees, all prime, for sale by
mTi_J. C. MILBUBN.
NOl'her INVOICE OF STRAINED HONEY
re ?ived to day by
,p4 J. C. MILBURN._
A TENT FLY FANS, two kinds, for sale at ex?
tra low prices at King, corner Royal at., by
jt9 J. T. CREIGHTON & SON.