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WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 3.
The Washington Republican says Co?
greis should give Virginia lG.OOO.WJ acres
of \vi!<i public lands in payment of the set?
tled and improved lauds of which Virginia
was ro'nhcjil to make the State of West Vir?
ginia. Such payment would bo evidently
inadequate, but, iu view of Virginia's exist?
ing financial distress, it would nevertheless be
highly acceptable. The proposition ha?, or
rather had, the support of some of (ho most
influential republicans, including Messrs.
Blaine and Evart?. When Virginia willing?
ly gave to the national government the
Northwestern Territory, out of which so
many rieh Slates have been made, the in?
tegrity of her remaining territory was guar?
anteed; but, instead of that, one third of
that territory was taken away from her,
though that act was specially prohibited by
the Constitution, Certainly some recom?
pense should be made, and, if so, there could
be ur? belter time for it than Hie present,
when the national treasury is overflowing;
with money for which there i.< no use, and ?
when Virginia's h ho bare that many of her
personally honest people hnvo been forced
to aruiiiesee in measures for the repudiation
of her just debt. If tho Republican's polit?
ical friends in Congress will only agree
with it in this matter, Virginia will soon be
relieved of all her pecuniary troubles, for it
can lie asm red that they will meet with lit?
tle or no opposition from their democratic
Cardinal Manning, in reference to the
knigh's of labor and the opposition of his
church lo secretpolitical organ!/ilinns, says:
"There is no need of secrecy where I ho ends
and the methods of organization aro justi?
fiable, and eevrecy raises a presumption that
tbore is something which will not bear (lie
light of day." The wisdom of these words
in patent to most wise men. If would be
Well if if neve ho to the members of the
new know nothing order, that is .-aid to
bo growiug rapidly in all sections of the
couutry. This ir> a free country, in which
every man has, not ouly a right to Ids own
political opinions, but to made proselytes if j
be can. With this acknowledged right, j
there is good ground to doubt the truth of j
his opinions when he has to preach them j
within closed doors and with his listeners'
bound to secrecy..
THE KHKLUX are having their own way'
in I llinois. . In Hardin county liiere is a
reign of terror. Men are murdered tbero in
cold biood, and others warned to leave] on
pain of death, and all the outrages are com?
mitted with apparent impunity. However,
as Illinois is a Northern, and not a Sonlh
orn, State, tho condition of afLtirs leferred
to does not seem to subject the entire peo?
ple of that State to the denunciation of the
Northern republican press, a* banditti and
semi-civilized cut-throats, as would bo the
case if Illinois had belonged to tho Southern
Conftderucy, as many of Ibe subsequent ro
pub?cap leadeis in that SlaU* once wauled
it to be. _
Ex PjtKSIDttNT Davis says : "If drunken?
ness be tho Citise of disorder and crime, why
not pronouocedrunkenneesitselfa crime and
attach to it proper and adequate penalties."
This is the proper and common-sense view
to take of the prohibition question. A
wholo community should not bo put to in?
convenience, or deprived ol what, it may
want, simply because there may be two or
three people in it foolish or vicious enough
to mako themselves temporarily insane.
One of the best mayors this city ever had
acted upon this idea, and the result was
highly beneficial to the temperance cause.
Somk of tub ill-informed advocates of
protection are constantly referring to and
applauding the protective ideas of Henry
Clay. If they would familiarize themselves
with what they write about, they would
know (hat I ho protective Ggures of Henry
Clay were so much lower than those of the
modern protectionists, that the latter would
consider them flat free trade, and the rev?
enue reformers of to day be perfectly satis
fled with them.
Wiikn a Virginia fanner see-a largesharo
of th? small profit on his products taken
oil' by railroad freights, ho bus a realizing
sense of the beatitude of the tariff, which,
by imposing a duty, of $17 a Ion on rails,
compels tho luilroadj companies to keep up
their freight charges, and thus relievo them?
selves of this unnecessary and burdensome
tax by transferring it to him.
[Special Corrospondouco of tho Aloxa. Gazkttr]
Washington. I). C, August.", 18S7.
Senator Kiddleberger arrived hero last
night aud is stopping at the Metropolitan
Hotel. He doesn't hesitate to express his
condemnation of the past course of General
Mahoue and his opposition to the General's
continued mma;ement oh republican affairs
iu Virginia. He believes that with the Gen?
eral reduced to the ranks, the Virginia re?
publicans have a good chance for victory,
but that with the General in command,
and carrying out bis old policy of bbssism,
defeat stares him in the face.
Cbairmuu liarnour, of the Virginia State
democratic committee, will leave here this
evening, via the Virginia Midland Railroad,
lor Roaooke, where his party's State con?
vention will meet to-monow-. He expects
the convention will remain iu session two j
A member of the Patriotic order of Sons of
America, the new autl-immigration aud j
anti-Catholic order recently established in
this country, While talking about that order '
iere to-day, Baid that. Mr. Lewis McKenzie
3 the head of the lodge cf (he order organ?
ised in Alexandria lu.st week.
latest intelligence frcm China reapect
Dg?i:et.fciephoneichcme"!n which Count Mit
rii wi( z, who is well known in some parts of
Virginia, is interested, i? to tho following ef
eel:" An American party b&san ived.itTien
ih andaro negotiating for a concession to in
reduce the telophono, and hope to eucceod,
jilt a? the telephone is no novelty here, and
ihe Chinese imperial telegraphs are under
competent control, who can manage tele?
phones as well a? telegraphs, it is not alto?
gether certain that tho Americans will be
ul/!e to make a success of their present ven?
ture. Even if they get a contract, it is not
likely to be a very remunerative one, for
the Bimple reckon that there is but a limited
c'ass to use it."
Volume 12-1 of tho Statutes at Large con?
taining the nets of the -l!Hh Congress and re
cent treatise and Presidential proclamations
ha ? been printed at tho Government l'rint
ing Office and i-: ready L;r issue at the State
The Department of State has prepared
and published a hound volume of consular
report.- upt a dairy farming in all parts of
the world. It contains eight hundred
printed pages and is profusely illustrated.
Ex-Congressman Dezendorf of Virginia,
whohas ju?l ?turned from a trip to Ten?
nessee, in which State ho has some mining
interests, says ho uoeen't know much about
Virginia politics now, but that from all he
hears he is induced to believe the republi?
cans have a good chance of success next fall
if they be relieved of tho weight of bossism.
Senator Gorman of Maryland, was at the
Capitol to day. The Senator is confident of
thi continued success of tho democratic
party in his own State, und thinks tho pros
pects of the national democracy are highly
A pat ty ( Washingtonians went over to
Alexandria yesterday to look through Port
ncr's famous brewery there. They were as
torsi h-'d at the extensiveuoss as well as at
the- ?? tnplel sa <?: the establishment, and
say they had no idea of the brewery's c*?
pocity for business, but that immense as if
is, they understand il is taxed to its utmost
to supply orders.
The police court hero was crowded to day
by people eager to bear theprurientevidence
in the Crawford fornication case.
Among the evidences of Indian savagery
recently received at the War Department is
a net kiace farmed of eleven human lingers,
each finger being time of a different man
killed by tho Indian who strung thern to?
App ?iutm ml Clerk Higgins, of tho Trea?
sury Department, has returned from his re
cent visit to t he seaside. He secma to relish
the notoriety '^>- republican newspapers of
tho North are giving bim on account of his
public denunciation of tho civil service
humbug, and tn\s the fact that they are do?
ing so shows plainly enough the great
straits to which they are reduced for cam?
The Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Ohio,
and Philadelphia and Reading roads have
addressed a circular t? ail connecting lines
that trip tickets to Philadelphia for those
attending the Constitutional Centennial
Commission be issued on a basis of two
cents per mile between Sept. S and Sept. 22;
for military and other organizations num?
bering over twenty-five at one cent per mile.
The committee of or.o hundred organized to
look after tho allairs of tiii.s city and a public cit
icons'mooting have both passed resolutions urg?
ing the President to remove tho present mug?
wump board of commissioners of tho District ol
Columbia for alleged crookedness. One of the
commissioners, Mr. Wobb, was sent for to-day by
tho President, who had a long talk with him upou
the subject of the complaints that are made against
NEWS OF THE BAY.
The election in the Bridgeton division ol
Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday, resulted in
the return of Sir George Trevelyan by an
increased liberal mttjerity.
During the emancipation celebration at
Nicodemus, Kansas, Monday, a white man
was fatally cut with a razor. Two negroes
fought over a woman, shooting at each otb
er, killing an innocentparty who was stand?
ing in Lho crowd and wounding another.
The Criminal Court of Edgefield county.
S. C, which r.H-i Monday, has before it foi
disposition the case of Jones, who murdered
his father-in-law and three brothers in-law
about three years afro, and who was coDvict
ed of manslaughter for the killing of his
father-in-law, and is yet to be tried for tht
A Worm that* Eats Up Stbel Kails.?
Tho existence baa just been discovered of t
detestable microbe which feeds upon iron
with as much gluttony as the pbylloxore
upon the vine. Soins time ago Ihe greates-l
consternation existed among the enginoen
employed cj tho railway ut H?gen by Iht
accidents ocean i?ig at the same place, prov?
ing that some terrible defect must exisl
eit her in the material or const ruction of the
mils. Tho German government directed an
inquiry to be made and a commission ol
surveillance lo be formed fur tho purpose ol
maintaining constant watch at the spot
where the accidents?one of them attended
with lofs of life?had occurred. It. was not,
however, until after six months hud ela'psed
that the surface of the mils appeared to be
corroded, as if by acid, to the extent, of 100
yards. The rail was taken up and broken,
and it. was perceived that it was literally
hollowed out by" a thin gray worm, to which
tho qualification of "railoverous" was as?
signed, ami by which name it is to he class?
ed in natural history. The worm is said lo
bo two contimi fcres in ic!ii;!;i and of tho siz'.i
of the prong of a silver fork in circumfer
ence. Et is of a li^ht. gray color and on the
head carries two little glands filled with a
corrosive secretion, which is ejected every
ten minutes upon th<* iron. This liquid
renders the iron soft and spongy, and of the
color of i u-t, and it is then greedily devoured
by tit" insect. "There is no exaggeration/'
says the official report of tho commission,
"in the assertion that this croattire, for its
size, is o:ie of tho most voracious kind, for it
hrts devoured thirty-six kilogrammes of rail
in a fortnight."? Cologne Gazelle.
Virginia Republicans.?The Virginia
republican association of Washington held
a meeting lait nigh;. The following officers
were elected : President, Ralph Singleton ;
vice president, John Harrison ; secretary,
R.J.Sheldon; recording secretary, T. Al?
len ; corresponding secretary, Win. Braw
ner: chaplain, G. R. Semore; sergeant-at
arnis, Mr. White, of fust district. Tho as?
sociation is making vigorous efforts to have
the name of John S. Wise placed before the
public as the only man for second place on
the republican national ticket in 'SS. Tho
members aro enthusiastic over tho general?
ship of Senator Mahone, and say that under
his giii'iiii-,' care the party in Virginia must
NEW YORK, Aug. o.--Aspecial from Bath,
N. V., soys that at a special meeting of the
board of trustees of the New York Soldiers'
aud Sailors' homo, held yesterday, treasurer
Robie was ousted. An examination of his
books showed him to be ?90,000 short. Ro
bie's frietids have made the amount good.
The Confederate Soldiers1 Home at Rich?
mond has received a handsome donation
from tho Lynchburg Tobacco Association.
The faculty of the University of Virginia
have determined to invite President Clove
land to visit that institution on his way to
At a meeting of the Lee monument com?
mittee, held in Richmond, yesterday, it was
decided to offer the chief marsbalship of the
celebration ceremonies to Oeneral Beaure
gard, with Gen. John R. Cooke as chief of
InUho Langston-Ruffin murder case at
Petersburg, yesterday, the court was
engaged in hearing evidence for the
prosecution, which was very unfavor?
able to the prisoner, establishing pos?
itively tho shooting apparently with?
out provocation. In tho afternoon tho court
was engaged in hearing expert testimony.
The following minute-booka of the County
Court of Aibemarle are mission from Hie
eierkv office : From 174$ to 17S:2, from 17S6
to 1701, from 1S0-1 tolSOti, from August, 1S1?,
to January, 1S20. It is suggested that some
of them may have been left in Staunton
when the records of the county were car?
ried there on the approach of Tarleton dur?
ing the revolutionary war.
Miss Henningbam Wilson was found in a
well on the premises of Mrs. Tb weatt, whom
she was visiting, near Clover Hill, in Che?
terlield county, one day last week. The de?
ceased was between thirty and thirty-five
years of age. Some of her friends think
that she fell into the well while walking in
her sleep. Others believe that it was a ca90
The republicans who oppose Mahone's
candidacy for Riddleberger's seat iu the
Senate, it is understood, are preparing to bo
gin work to accomplish their object. One
of tho prominent'politicians in Shenandoah
says that if Mahone's candidacy for the
Senate is made an issue in the legislative
contest Rockingham, Shenandoah, and, in
del d, every valley county, can easily I e car?
ried by the democrats.
A Trying Predicament.?One evening
recently a party of young ladies and gentle?
men went out sailing on the lake. A squall
camo up, and, as they were hastening to the
shore, they were hailed by some gentlemen
whose boat had capsized, and who, in dan?
ger of drowning, wore clinging for l>fo to
its slippery sides. It seems that these
young men had been out for a deep-sea bath
aud were consequently nude. Owing to the
storm, they had been in the water for a
long while, and one of the number wa9
seized with cramps, and his alarmed com
pnuions thought he wpuld die before help
came. As the yacht camo up to the distress?
ed bathers, they explained the situation to
those on her, and begged that the sick man
might be taken abroad and a boat sent from
West End" to their own relief. But the
modest young ladies giggled and blushed,
and ueeped between the sticks of their fans,
while vowing and declaring that they
couldn't think of such a thing. They
giggled again, but failed to look the
other way, and expressed themselves as hor?
rified at the bare idea of rescuing a nude
man from death. They had no thought for
the BUtl'ering of the groaning young fellow
down,in tho water, being upheld by his anx?
ious, rlimayed and exhausted companions.
They were too busy gigging and comment?
ing on the awfully embarrassing fact that
the gentleman who desired to come on
board hadn't his wardrobe with him and
finally the yacht sailed oil', promising to
send help from the West End, which short?
ly afterward came, when the denuded party
was rescutd.?Neil) Orleans Letter.
A Pneumatic Tobe to Europe.?Col. J.
H. Pietce, of Sarlhington, Conn., who has
been studying the use of pneumatic tubes,
has reached a point at which ho hopes to
show that a tube across the Atlantic can be
used. The tubes will always be in couples,
with the currents of air in one tube always
moving in an opposite direction from the
other. Tho heaviest cannon will serve to
illustrate tho tube. A car takes the place
of the charge, tho tube to be indefinitely
continuous and tho speed of the car to be
govern?d by the rapidity with which air
can be forced through. Time is required to
establish a current of air flowing with great
swiftness through a tube perhaps thousands
of miles in length, but when once created
tho motion will bo nearly uniform. The
speed of the current may be made as groat
as may be desired by using tho steam
driver fans employed in blast fur?
naces. Niagara Falls could drive blast
fans and furnish motive power to
keep in motion the trains to connect this
continent with the Old World. Tho tem?
perature within the lube may be regulated
by pas.-ing blasts of air entering the tube
through furnaces or over ice. Tho speed
attainable may reach 1,000 miles an hour.
The tube lining and car exterior would be
of polished steel, with corrugated sides
matching with wheels provided with anti?
friction bearings. The speed, owing to the
curvature of the earth's surface, will tend
to overcome all weight, and the pressure
will be upon the upper part of the tube;
thus there is scarcely any limit to the speed
Cure for Insomnia.?I had frequently
noticed that when engaged in deep thought,
particularly at night, there seemed to bo
something like a compression of the eyelids,
the upper one especially, and the eyes
themselves were apparently turned up?
wards as if looking in that direction. This
invariably occurred ; and the moment that,
by an effort, I arrested the course of thought
and freed the mind from the subject with
which it was engaged the 'eyes resumed
their natural position and the compression
of the lids ceased. Now, it occurred to me
one night that I would not allow the eyes to
turn upward, but kept them determinedly
in the opposite position, as if looking down,
and, having done ?o for a short time, I
found that the mind did not revert to the
thouchts with which it had been occupied
and I soon fell asleep. I tried the plan
again with the same result, and after an ex?
perience of two years, I can truly say that,
unless when something apecially annoying
or worrying occurred, I have always been
able to go to sleep very shortly after retiring
to rest. There may occasionally be some
difficulty in keeping the eyes in the position
I have described, but a determined effort to
do so is all that is required, and I am certain
that if kept in the down-looking position it
will he found that composure and sleep will
be the result.?Chambers' Journal.
The Governments of Sweden and Den?
mark are considering plans for a railway
tunnei under the sound between Copenha?
gen, in Denmark, and Malmo, in Sweden.
The tunoel, as planned, is to have a total
length of seven and a half miles ; that is,
two miles between Amager and the small
islands of Saltholm aud five and a half miles
between Sallholm and Malmo. The cost of
construction is estimated at about $6 000,000.
In seven years a Michigan farmer has had
seven horses killed by lightning.
At a meeting of citizens of the District of
Columbia last night, resolutions were unani?
mously adopted calling on the President to
remove the commissioners of the District.
After reciting in a preamble that it has been
shown that great irregularities, abuse of
power aud misappropriation of tho public
money exist 'Jn the management of Dis?
trict government, the resolutions urge "in
the name of our outraged people the leraov
al of the commissioners for the following,
among other reasons : Because they have
betrayed the trust imposed in them by re?
fusing to make public admitted defalcations
in the water department; because they have
imposed upon Congress by making fraudu?
lent estimates for new water mains ; be?
cause t hey have clouded tho titles of a large
amount of real estate by manufactur?
ing and charging up against it
bogus water main assessments in order to
make a more favorable showing of the long
defrauded water fund, and because they
have mied tho public funds for private pur?
poses, as shown by vouchers on file iu the
United States Treasury." A committee was
appointed to present the resolutions to the
At u meeting of the committee of one
hundred of tho District of Columbia, con?
sisting of representative citizens chosen to
!ook after the city's welfare, resolutions
wero adopted calling on the President to
cause a thorough investigation to be insti?
tuted of the aliuirs of the water department
from 1S71 to the present time, with a view
to ascertaining all the facts connected with
the reported defalcation in the water bu?
reau. They also urge that the engineer
officers at present in charge ot tho water
department be removed, and that either General
Meigs or Col. Casey bo detailed to take charge <>f
tho work. Tho committee on law and order sub?
mitted a report recommending tho abolition of
the Polieo Court and the return to the old system
of trials by polieo justices. A long list of reasons
were given iu support of the change, setting forth
that the present Police Court does not dispose of
potty cases with sufficient dispatch, and also that
the receipts aro not as largo as under tho old sys?
tem. Tho representatives of South Washington
recommend that the locality known as the "Di?
vision" be cleared of disreputablo housc3 and
other unlawful establishments located in that sec?
tion of tho city between Seventh and Fifteenth
streets and Pennsylvania avenue and tho Mall.
A Church Struck by Lightnino.?One
of tho most tenific storms ever witnessed in
that section passed over Strouchsburg, Pa.,
Monday night, and many fields and build?
ings were Hooded. In the midst of the storm
four vivid flashes of lightning were seen, and
were followed by loud peals of thunder.
Immediately thereafter the historic Christ
Lutheran Church, a milo from town, was
discovered to be on fire, and in an hour the
boautiful church was in ruins, the Sunday
school organ alone being saved. The loss
to the congregation will be $20,000 ; insur?
ance $(!,000. This edifice was one of the
landmarks of the Lutheran Church in
America. Its corner stone was laid in 1743.
The church was rebuilt in 1786, and two
years ago was damaged by a dynamite ex
plosion, after which it was improved at a
cost of $7,000. Ex-Gov. Andrew Schultz
was born in its parsonage, and worshipped
there. TheMuhlenburgs frequently preached
there. It was one of tho first Lutheran
churches built in this country.
Lively Fracas.?Intelligence comes from
Manchester, Clay county, Ky., by a horse?
man, that a fierce fight occurred at the polls
during the voting Monday. The fight was
participated in by a score or more of men,
all having revolvers and bowie-knives. Six
men wero killed outright and a number bad?
ly wounded. Tho dead men aro: Jack
Hockers, Dow White, John G. While, Dale
Little, and two unknown. The first four
men were prominent citizens of Manchester,
and the unknown were strangers from the
country. The greatest excitement prevail?
there. There was no attempt on the part
of the officers to quell the disturbance.
Manchester is the capital of Clay county,
in the southeastern part of Kentucky, and
is] located in a mountains district. It is
distant about sixty miles from Somerset and
about thirty miles from Lexington, the near?
est telegraph and railroad point. Its popu?
lation is about 300.
Elurors Nixkoks.?On Monday night, at'Eli/.
aboth City, N. C, soveral hundred nogro excur?
sionists from Norfolk and Portsmouth got drunk,
and almost took possession of tho town in their
riotous demonstrations. Tho train was to loavo
at 7 o'clock, but as so many men wore drunk it
was deemed best to leavo before that time; so at
<! o'clock tho train started out, leaving a large,
crowd on the platform, but it had gone only a
short distance when the drunken erowd took pos?
session of tho train, cutting tho boll rope first.
They then went to tho engine, whore thoy order?
ed tho engineor to stop. After this they seized
tho train and uncoupled tho ears and drove the
engineer and fireman out of tho cab. As the riot
took placo only a short distance from Elizabeth
City, tho jiolieo of that place woro soon on tho
ground, but wero powerless to copo with the riot?
ers, who were ouraged aud shouting like madmen.
Tho Mayor thou ordered out the Pasquotank Ei?
tles, the military company of tho placo, and
marched them to the scene of disorder with lixed
bayonets and loaded muskota. Five of the prin?
cipal rioters woro promptly arrested and taken to
jail. The rioters woro ordered on board of the
train aud thoy quietly obeyed, tho commanding
otliecr of tho Bittcs giving tho negroes their choice
of getting on tho train or being killed.
He Did Not Preach that Day.?The pulpit
of one of tho Methodist churches of Harrisburg,
Pa., was to havo been tilled Sunday by Bev.
Ulysses S. Click, a young ovangelical preaehor of
Philadelphia. lie did not appear, and no word
was received from him in explanation. Tuesday
it was learued that whiio on his way to Harris
burg ho was arrested by a Perks county constable
at tho suit of Miss Mary A. Jacobs, tho daughter
of a prominent farmer of Temple township, that
county, who charged (iliek with being the father
of hor threo montbs'-old child. The accused man
acknowledged the charge and accompanied the
ollicor to Reading, where ho met the young wom?
an. They went before Alderman Bramwell and
were married. (Iliek was statiouod at Temple
Church a year ago, aud boarded at Farmer .Ja?
cobs'. Wbilo there, as tho girl declared, ho i>o
trayed her. (Uick subsequently went to Phila?
delphia. Since inarryiug the. Jacobs girl ho has
learned that sho is tho mother of another ehiId.
over three years old. An unfortunate complica?
tion in the case is tho fact that Gliek was en?
gaged to bo married to a young lady of high social
position in Oley, Berks county.
Hing (?corge Democrat*.
At a meeting of tho democratic party of King
Gcorgo county hold at the Oiurt Homo on Satur?
day, tho 30th day of July, 1887, to elect dole
gates to represent the county in the convention
to lie hold in Boanoko on tho 4th day of August,
Thomas II. Bevan was elected chairman aud E.
L. Hunter secretary. The following delegates
and alternates were elected:
R. L. Hunter, dolegate-at-large.
Wiu. H. H. Cawood, Eappahannock di.-trict;
John T. Minor, alternate.
Dr. V. O. Caruthers, Shiloh district; Jos. Pul?
Alexander Pratt, Potomac district; Lewis a.
Thos H Bevan, Chairman.
E. L. Hi ntf.n, Secretary.
In Washington, on Monday, August 1,18i7,
after a short illinss, FANNIE, beloved daughter
of Morris and Kachel Ullmau, aged thirteen yoars
and three months.
In Washington, Auqust 2, 1887. Mrs. LAUB A
MASON MOKKILL, daughter of the lata J.W.
Mason, of Virginia. ? '
TO-DAY'S Ti:i,KGKAPIIS< NEWS.
Effects of Earthquake.
Evansville, Intl., Aug 3.?Referring to
the sinking of land in Trigg county, Ky.,
since the earthquake of Monday night, a
gentleman who has just arrived from
Hopkinsville, gives the following particu?
lars : He Bays that the country about
the scene is low and swampy and almost in?
accessible in places save by old, beaten
paths. Much of it is wild and contains largo,
dense woods. Golden Pond is a mere hamlet
containing two settlements of negroes who
eko out a living by working on several
large farms owned by non-.-esidents. Mon?
day night about 6 o'clock several of them felt
the earth tremble but thought nothing se?
rious had occurred beyond a slight tremor
and afte.' gossiping ovor it went to bed.
About 12 o'clock everybody was awakened
by a sharp shock and had barely jumped to
their feet when the earth, with a shaking,
dizzy motion, suddenly sank a distance cf
5 feet, carrying houses and terrified darkies
with it. The scenes that ensued ballled
description. The negroes fell on their knees
and in frenzied toues "prayed the Lord to
save them." Others begau shouting and
praising the Almighty and ever and anon
casting an upward glance to see if chariots
of tire were not descending. Added to this
pandemonium was the intense darkness
which prevailed, the moon being completely
obscured by heavy black clouds which hung
very low and like a pall over tho doomed
district. Rumblings were heard from the
depths below which gradually beer-me loud?
er, and numerous springs, hidden for years,
suddenly found an opening and began to
bubble upward in constantly increasing
streams. The terrified inhabitants, not paus?
ing for household goods or chattels, gather?
ed their ollspring hurriedly aud rushed away
from the doomed spot, and some of them
aro still putting as much distance between
them and the sinking land as possible. More
courageous ones only lied until they reached
safe ground and there waited until day?
light, when they ventured back to tho aceuo
of the night's terror and gazed sadly upon
the ruins spread before them. Over 250
acres of fine farm land, including one mag?
nificent plantation owned by Z. A. Hay den i
lay from five to six feet below the level of
the surrounding country and contained
about three feet of water from the springs
started by tho earthquake. A large area of
tobacco aud corn will be a total loss.
Nearly all tho cabins have boon torn loose
and arc floating about in various parts while
household goods are mixed up inextricable
confusion. Fortunately no lives have been
lost, but the loss to property is incalulable.
The catastrophe was undoubtedly caused by
the earthquake, which was noticeable in
Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana
at 12:37, as the rumbling sounds and vibra?
tions felt were similar to those of a siesmic
disturbance. Golden Pond is about 100
miles distant from tho spot where a
similar catastrophe occurred about 70 years
ago, when a lako ol large area suddenly dis?
appeared, leaving nothing but the bed, in
the centre of which was a hole of unfathom ?
able depth and several hundred yards in
San Francisco, Aug. 3.?The Occidental
and Oriental steamer Gaelic arrived last
night from the Orient, after a very quick
paesage of 14 days and 9 minutes. She
briuga Yokohama papers up to July HUh
and China news to July 11th.
S. S. Popotl", Chinese secretary to the Rus?
sian legation at Pekin, has just published a
I pamphlet on the Chinese population, in
which he states it to be 3S2.000.000 as against
413,000,000 in the year 1842. His statistics
are derived from Chinese official sources.
The Chinese native papers contain tho fol?
Plague of sudden death is raging at Nan?
king. People are dying in every quarter
and there are many insluncus of very sud
deu deaths. People are apparently well in
the morning nod dead in the afternoon.
The Ha Pac says that over 1,000 telegraph
poles belonging to tho Mitnanui llingtaz
district and Kweicbow Lane line have been
pulled down by the people, who say the
telegraph is a diabolical European artifice.
Troops to tho number of 2 000 have been or?
dered to the spot.
Last week, according to tho Shen Pao, no
less than 88 persons wem summarily exe?
cuted near Shanghai for belonging to secret
The S/tra Pao gives tho most harrowing
accounts of floods at Chu Chou Fu, up the I
Wenchow river. Over a thousand human
beioga have been swept away, and the de?
struction of growing crops is immense.
BODAPKSTH, Aug. 3.?Horr Balasz, an
eminent author and secretary of the Nation?
al Theatre, has committed suicide on the
grave of his infant daughter, who died in
Brussels, Aug. 3.?The Tribunal at Cbar
leroi has awarded M. Baudoux ?175,000
damages for the destruction of his gloss
works, which were burned during the riots
The Chamber of Deputies has adopted a
bill abolishing the system of paying work?
men in factories in goods instead of money.
Berlin, Aug. 3.?Emperor William sent
a flattering Cabinet order to Gen. Blumon
thal on the occasion of the sixtieth anniver?
sary of the General's entering tho Prussian
army, expressing his warmest gratitude for
Gen. Blumenthal's eminent services during
the last three glorious wars. A portrait of
the Emperor accompanied the order.
CALCUTTA, Aug. 3.?The Ameer of Af?
ghanistan's generals, Haidar and Sikander
Khan, have withdrawn all their troops to
Kelat i Ghilzio. This action indicates that
they consider their forces too weak to keep
tho opeu field against the rebels.
London, Aug. 3.?Sir G. O. Trevelyan,
who was yesterday elected to Parliament
from the Bridgeton Division of Glasgow, is
inundated by congratulations. He has re?
ceived telegrams from Mr. Gladstone, Mr
Morley, Archbishop Walsh and muny others
congratulating him upon his success.
Louisville, Aug..">.?a severe wind,:
and hail storm swept over the city \.
day morning. It rained in torrent- ;;
large hail stones fell, covering the street*
The storm is thought to be local, as no dan
age is reported from the Slate. The rtorns
on the river did considerable damage atul
the life saving crews and harbor baata won
kept very busy. The ferry wharl was ;
away and lodged on the gate at tin
The ferry boat was blown iuto the river a
ran agrouud on the Indiana side, m
damage being done. Kremer's coal Hohi
was blown loose and several bar-,
ing lo Walton, Robb A; Bowman were -.:u
Five persons in the city were - v, i,
shocked by lightningand Beverai i .
Tout Jkrvis, X. Y., Aug. .L?JuLm Vh
Campen, formerly a well known hotel i.. p
of Mtlford, Pa., and lately a commercial
traveler, took a room at the Fowler House
in this village, Tuesday morning. This
morning ho was found in a dying condition
from the effects of a dose of laudanum, with
Evansvillb, Ind., Aug 3.? At l o'clock
this morning a large lire broke out in th
lower part of the city. Armstrong's and t
Reitze's estenaive lumber yards were burn?
ed. Twenty acres of lutubor were burned
The loss will reach half a million.
"Tho leprous distillmont, whose oflbct
Holds such an enmity with blood of
That, sw';fi as quicksilver; it, courses thronch
The natural gates and id leys of tho body,
and canses tho skin to become "harkc'il
about, most lazar like. with vile and lnatli
some crust." Such are tho effects of dis?
eased and morbid bile, the only antidote for
whichistocIeii.se and regulate the liver
an office admirably performed by Dr. fierceV
?'Golden Medical Discovery."
NOTICE TO PROPERTY-OWNEBS ANDOC
CUP ANTS OF HOUSES.
All persons desiring other than thootdin
house numbers contracted for by the city will
please send their names and addresses to tin ai
dersigncd in order to avail themselves of th<
cial prices of a better class of figures. Samples no
exhibition at Mr. Gco. E. French's bookstore.
TNDIGOBLUE BOATING SUITS, from
X ry. just recoived by'
niyl'J AMOS 15. SLAYMAKKK
rTlEAS?Having bought largoly of Teas. <
_L fully selected, I am selling the same v< ry l< ?
sep'2:5 J. C. MILBURN.
LBS PURE BUCKWHEAT FLOUR i
salo low by
jan!? .1. O. MILRURN.
RUBBER DRESSING COMBS,a finoassortment
from the cheapest to tho liest grades, at
my I 1 AMOS B. SLAYMAKER'S,
j A GROSS EUMFORD'S YEAST POWDERi ?
lU ceived to-day by
iuh22_J. C. MILBURN.
RHEUMATISM CURED RY DR.MITCHELL
Celebrated Rheumatism Plaster, for salo In
u,,l l \V. F. CRE1GHT0N & CO.
I 1\ iWWi SIX-OUN< E CAKES EINE TOI1 I .
ll'.UUU SOAP for salo at "><? each by
oct'20 J. 0. MILRURN.
MISSOURI HAMS ff you have not bough tone
don't fail to go McBURNET's STORfii
get ono. They are simply grand. apll
(CHEESE CLOTHS, Striped Lawns and Kim
J Ginghams, for drosses, from -r> to 10c. at
niyl.'i AMOS B SLAYMAKER'S.
USE THE MAGIC STARCH if you would havi
beautiful finish to your linen. .Sol.) by
ico _ McBurney
AFULL LINE OF THE 50-Ct. SLAYM
sep'27 A. 15. SLA VMAKER'S.
SUITINGS! 8U1T1NGS!-Good, pretty :u.<l
cheap Suit:! made to order and tit guaranteed 1?J
mh'24 AMos B. SLAYMAKEB.
ELLIES, PRESERVES and FRUIT BIT! x\\.
for sale by
apti _J. C. MILBURN.
I AT EN T FLY FANS, two kinds, tor sale ?lex
Ira low prices at 88 King, corner Royal 5t..l?i
je!) J. T. CREIGHTON & SON.
BOYS' EXTRA SIZED HEAVY RIBBED
hose, !> and \)%; 12V ?I
novfi AMOS B. SLAYMAKER'S
received to day by
jaiiK w, A. JOHNSON ago.
piOOD GUNPOWDER, OOLONG, JAPAN ami
V* Ext ra Mixed Teas, f. r sale at 50c. per ll>. by
jan20 .I.e. MILBURN.
MOME-MADE OVERALL?, Jumpers and
JLJ Heavy Cheviot Shirts at
fehl?; AMOS R. SLAYMAKER'S
PEERLESS ICE CSEAM FREEZERS, f r tab
hI reduced prices, at 88 Kine street, comei ? :
Royal. [je!') J. T. CRIGIITON A SON.
W'lflTE WASH BRUSHES, Garden Rakes,
lines, Trowels, Ac,?a full stock now at
nih'-M J. F. CARLIN a SONS'.
(1HL0RITE, an elegant preparation for chap)" d
) hands and lip*, for sale by
jau7_ J. D. H. LUNT.
TUNE ENGLISH I5REAKFAST TEA ju I
J? ceived by
apl '2 J. C. MILBURN.
NEW RAISINS. CURRANTS, PRESERVE!
and JELLIES for sale by
novH J. 8: MTLBI BN,
ICED TEA?Extra-mixed Too, suitable for Iccil
Tea, .ri<?c per lb, can be had at
jol? J.C. MILBURN'S,
[71RESHLY-SM0KED SUGAR-CURED SIIOUL
II DE RS and BREAKFAST PIECES reo red
to-day by ljy-2] J.C. MILRURN.
1)HILLIPS'S DIGESTIBLE COCOA, highly re
JL f-ommcmlcd for invalids and children, foi Bale
by [jy22] J.C. gHLBURN.
PULVERIZED SALT, in bases, suitable for ta?
ble and dairy, received to-day by
ap'iH _ J. C. MILRURN.
CHOICE FLORIDA ORANGES and FANCV
MESSINA LEMONS jusl reo ived by
,nhM J.C. MILRURN.
1TUMOUR.?Superlative, Crystal, Triumph, New
1 South. Henroon and Tenncy Flour fcr dc
|0wby !'l":>'. J. C. MILBURN.
TEKTLY PURE (iRoUND SPICES received
. ...?y by
dec13 J. C. MILRURV.
r?ELS for ladies' skirts, with and wilbont
rovl*J AMOS B SLAYMAKER'S
~ P.ELS CHOICE NEW YORK BEANS n-cuivi I
t) to-day by
nov8_ J. C. MILBURN.
milE REST ROASTED and GROUND COFFEES
1 for sale at J. C. MILBURN'S,
j?7 17 north Royal s!
T NOTHEE IN Vi ?ICE i ?F ?TRA IN ED HON ey
1\. received to day by
K,,l .1 C MILBURN
AVERY handsome assortment of I' K aud
SILK4 IN-HAND?><!A Bl'S. from "?t? ?:
myl,; A. B. SLAYMAKER'S.
Vl.iR GOOD FLOUR TRY THE POTOMAC
V For sale duly at
j,22 J.C. MILBURN'S