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TUOIZSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 1.
TOE fact that though Mr. Cleveland
carried Kentucky three years ago by
nearly thirty five thousaud majority,
the election there last. Monthly was so
close that it has not yet definitely
nitely decided, should, if the I'resi.it :.l be a
win.- man, he sufficient to teach him that
" revoking commissions because those to
whom they were given had, when boys,
twenty-five years ago, written foolish loi?
ters avowiug an intention to swim their
hoisrt,. in Yankee blood; that excluding all
men, except ox-Uuion soldiers, over thirty
live years ol age from tho poslal service,
and all over forty five from any other
branch of the federal service subject to the
civil service law, thereby necessarily ex?
cluding all ex Confederate;; that retaining
corrupt republican partisans in office, to the
exclusion of honest and efficient democrats,
and finally that mugwuropery in general
are, neither in whole nor in part, by
any moans conducive to the preservation
of the solid South, upon which not only his
own re-election, but the election of any
other democratic President depends, nnd
will, if he have any regard for tho future
success of the democratic parly, suggest to
him the advisability of tho Abandon
ment of the policy referred to ut
the earliest practicable moment. South
era peoplo are, nnd by no means un?
naturally, especially homogeneous, and the
influences that operate upon those of ono
Southern State are very likely to bo simi?
larly operative upon thoso of all the olhei \
and a ratio of republican gains equal to
that in Kentucky, will tako several of them
entirely out of the democratic column.
A DISPA1C3 from Scotland sayp: "Mr
Bla'ne ha^< laid i:; a fine stock of Scotch
tweeds for his ward rob ?. To this he intends
adding many uicful nrticlesol wearing op
parel, the protective duties en which make
them expensive at home. The wealthy
Americans over hero almostinvariably calcu?
late on thui saving the amount of the ir trav?
eling expense? under the! arid' dispensation."
This dispatch shows the beauties of the pro
tective tariff ia a stiikhig light. The rich,
who have money und leisure to travel
abroad, are enabled by the tariff to pay
their traveling expenses out of the savings
they effect in the purchase of a year or
two's supply of clothing. People who have
neither the money nor tho leisure "foreign
countries for to see," have to stuy at home,
and i ot only ravo nothing iu the purchase
of their clothing, but, by tho tariff, are
forced to pay a doubl? price for the priv?
ilege of I u\ ing it here. For simple lack of
understanding, the unequal, unjust and dis?
criminating tarill ia maintained by the voles
of poor people?those upon whom its
onerous burden bears mo.-t heavily.
Unukk tub operation of the high-license
law the revenuedei ived from saloon licenses
in Chicago has increased from $200,000 per
annum to nearly $2000,000. The former
rate was $52 per annum. It is now $500.
The number of saloons has decreased great?
ly, only a little honor is sold without ali
cense?tho licensed dealers assisting the
police in stopping unlicensed wiles, and tho
number of arrests for drunkennesshnyo been
reduced considerably. This is n lesson
which Virginia debt payers and Virginia
temperance poo pic should he quick (o learn,
for if it were put into practic d effect in t his
Stale, both their respective objects would
be spee lily achieved.
SUGAR is ono of the few t hings every cent
of the tarill on which goes into thoTreasnry.
Tho tariffon it is purely and simpby a reve?
nue tarill, aud about one fifth of the entire
revenue of the country is derived from it.
But for all this, the duty on sugar is the
only one lo the removal of which tho pro
tectionists will consent. They fuvor the
removal of tho sugar tax because sugar is
a Soulhern product,and because the removal
ofthat tax will necessitate ttie continuation
of the tax on Northern protected manufao
Fit OH WASHINGTON.
[Spocial Correspondence ol the Alesa. (Iazicttk]
Washington. D. C. August 4, 1SS7.
Senator Kiddleberger is still in tho titv,
and will remain here, he Bajs, three or four
days longer. In a short, taik with the OA
zkttk's correspondent this morning, he said
he believed the democratic convention of
his State, now iu Bession at Roanoke, would
do him the honor of re endorsing his bill for
the settlement of the Virginia debt. Ife
also said that though he intended to fight
Mahone, and was here fcr tho purpose of
getting documentary evidence to sustain
him in that fight, he would do so as a re
publiean 'and within the republican lines.
When told that Mahono would have a ma?
jority of the party, and would whip the
others iu, he replied that he was by no
means sure that Mahone would have a ma?
jority of the republican party in Virginia to '
support him. Continuing, ho said he was
getting a littlo federal patronage?all the
mugwump part of it, and in the ratio of
about three democrats to one republican.
The late prevailing heat having moder?
ated considerably, the. President came into
town to-day, and held a cabinet meeting at
tho White House. Among the tbiugs in?
formally talked about was the close election
in Kentucky, for which various and divers
reasons other than the true one were as?
Some of the Reform League of Balti?
more recently met iu this city and pre-} |
pared .formal complaint to be made to tho !
President Kgainst some of the democratic ! ]
federal office holders hailing from their i i
city, whom tboy charge with pernicious and ' (
offensive partisanism at tho recent primary
The ;tilegorl crookedness of the District of
Columbia Commissioners slill continues to
bo t ho leading topic of conversation among
tbi peopleofthiscifcywho are taxed to sup?
port the government thereof. What the
President will do with the different requests
f.i tho removal of the commissioners lias not
yet been d -termined, or, if so, has not yot
Prince Devawongse, the brother of tho
King of Siam, accompanied by four of his
nephews, aged from nioo to fifteen years,
the Siamese minister to England, and their
suite, arrived hero this morning and are
quartered atlho Arlington Hotel. The Prince
is a small man, dresses like an Englishman,
and speaks the English language Quently.
The visitors were shown through the Trea?
sury Department this morning, and will ho
taken to tho Patent Office this afternoon.
To-morrow they will make an official call
upon the President.
A3 the President's more recont trip nf
forded him little or no real rest, and as the
late prevailing hot spell has enfeebled him
considerably, ho is thinking about spending
a week or two at some quiet and retired
spot, where lie can obtain the res', of wliich
be is in need.
Rev. Mark Towoll, a well known Baptist
minister, died recently in Middlesex county.
Hon. Joseph Davis, of Boston, Mass., has
given $500 to tho Confederate Soldiers1
Home at Richmond.
A postofiice was established yesterday at
Derby, Priuce Gcorgo county, with Annie
Rodgera as postmistress. ,
Isaac Warren accidentally shot himself
through the head in Norfolk county, last
night, while handling a pistol.
In a shooting match at Lynchburg, yesi
terday, Dr. Carver broke the world's record,
killing fifty pigeons and making a clean
- At South Boston, Monday, Constable W.
P.Carter was shot and badly wounded by
lt. M. Terry, who claimed that Carter had
alandared him, and had also aimed a pistol
at him just before ho fired.
During a thunder storm Tuesday night
tho dwelling of Janus Gnskins, a merchant
near Portsmouth, was struck by lightning
and damaged, and a farm house in Piincess
Anno was struck and damaged.
Capt. Jos. Ryan, a gentleman widely
known and esteemed in Clarke county, died
suddenly of heart disease last Thuisilay
evening, at his home near Millwood. He
at one lime held the office of sheriff of the
Mrs. Ballio P. Bagwell, relict of the late
Dr. P. Bagwell, of Acenmac, died Tuesday,
in the S3d year of her ago. She was the
nun! of Congressman George D. Wise and
Gin. Peyton Wise, of Richmond, and mother
of tl.e late Gen. Edmund R. Bagwell, longa
m imber of the Legislature.
In the trial of L^ngsfon for the murder of
Ru?in, a! Petersburg yesterday, tho day was
devoted to expert surgical testimony, the
conclusions of the physicians being that
Boffin's death was caused by tlio bullet
wounds inflicted by Laugston, and not by
the surgeon's knife or any lack of experi?
ence in the operation.
At ? meeting of the Farmers Assembly of
Virginia in Roanoke last night resolutions
were adopted, after a lively discussion,
caliin upon the democratic convention to
incorporate in their platform a plauk for a
State law in unison with the federal inter
state commerce law, and asking Congress to
abolish the tax cu tobacco and fruit bran?
llwSlou Lewis and Hcury Hinton, no
?roea, became involved in a quarrel on the
Water Works road, near Norfolk, yesterday
morning, resulting in Lewis savagely at?
tacking Hiiiton with a spade, beating and
hacking him about tho head and shoulders
to such an extent that tho doctors believe
Hinton will die of his injuries. Lewis was
An excur..iou of Lyncbburg colored peo?
plo to Lexington resulted in a riot at the
iattcr place in canst quonce of an attempt by
polico officers to arrest two intoxicated ex
cursionisls. Rocks, pistols, clubs, &c, wore
used, tho Lexington colored people rallying
to the support of the officers. A policeman
was badly hurt and several other persons
Mr. Charles H. Hudspotb, who was cash?
ier of the Richmond and Danville Railroad
at Danville, left Danville for Richmond on
the 23d of July,visited his brother in that
city, and left tho lattcr's bouse to return to
Danvillo after spending a few days, since
which tirno he has not been heard from.
Some peoplo believe he committed suicide
His accounts and vouchora are in good
NEWS OF TIIK (IAV.
The Catholic Total Abstineno3 Uuicn is
in session in Philade'pbia.
Secretary Fairchild has directed tho an?
ticipation of tho interest on t he public debt,
and invited proposals for tho tale of 4i j or
Justice Craig, of tho Illinois Supreme
Court, in a private conversation said that
tho Supreme Court will not grant a new
trial to the Chicago anarchists.
A body of representative men from the
principal towns and cities of Florida organ?
ized at Jacksonville, yesterday, to devise the
best means of securing immigration to tho
Miss Josie Hohnes, late exchange clerk of
the Fidelity National Bank of Cincinnati,
has been released. It is understood that she
has agreed to give the government the ad?
vantage of her knowledge of the inside
workings of the bank.
Christ church, Hartford, Conn., yesterday
elected as rector the Rev. John S. Lindsay,
now of St. John's church, Georgetown, 1).
C. MY. Lindsay wa? recently chosen bUhop
of Fasten, bot declined. He was chaplain
of the national House of Representatives in
Tho steam yacht Now Tben raced tbe
fust steamer Cape Charles from Long Branch
t> New Voik yesterday morning. Tbe
Now Then allowed the Cape CharJe3 one
mile start; sho tben darted ahead like a 1
streok of lightning, leaving the Cape Charles 1
far astern. When off Governor's Island :
the Now Then was fully three miie? ahead,
and retained that lead until she reached the 1
Tiik CRAWFORD Cask.?The nrgument.on I
the demurrer ia tho case of Assisinnt Stir- '
ireon Crawford, charged with tho podnction '
if little Eva White, came up in the Police \
Court ir. Washington yesterday. j
Mr. Moore, in favor of tbe demurrer urged,
:hat the law under which the case is to be (
;ried was intended only for the Territory of x
Utah, and was totally inapplicable to the $
District of Columbia j
He argued that the law conflicted with a
lumber of other Inwa already in force in the
Mr. Lipscorab, for the prosecution, claim
?d that :>'.! United States laws not absoluto- y
y prohibited by statute were applicable to f
he District as we!! as to other Territories. g
At the conclusion of tho argument Judge d
lurper declared that he could not an- 1
lounco his decision holoro Saturday, the ti
lay ou which the c::se comes up for trial. d
WOODE\nS FARMERS' CLUB.
(Reported for the Alexandria Gazette.)
TheSOlh of July found the Woodlawn
Farmers' Club at tho summer residence of j
C. F. Wilkins, near Collingwood, but the [
persistence of the thermometer in ranging
among the nineties militated against any
hefty consideration of agricultural matters.
Tho President having received a circular
letter from the office of the New York Tri?
bune in reference to the depression of the
farming interests, presented it for consider?
ation. It was accompanied by a tabulated
statement of the tariiT upon agricultural
products and a request for this club to re?
commend what changes, if any, in the exist?
ing rates would be beneficial to the farmers
of this section. Inasmuch as this subject ]
has been puzzling the beads of our states?
men for years, it was rather a weighty one
to be turned over to the mombers of the
Farmers' Club for adjudication with the
the mercury at fever heat, and thinking
that we could not do it justice in one day it I
was referred lo a committee consisting of |
N. \V. I'iersou, James W. Roberts and J. N.
Courlhind Lukens produced some Bmall
bugs, bottled up for the inspection of the
members, which be bnd caught in his gran?
ary. They were strangers to all present,
and will be sent to the entomologist of the
Some discussion was had about the pre?
vailing grape rot. President Pierson slated
that his grapes woro nenrly exempt from tho
disease ; they were on well drained land and
had been well cultivated, pruned and ferti?
The critical report was then road, as fol
To the IVooiVawn Farmers' Club :
Gentlemen?Your committee, knowing
that our friend Wilkins has been for some
years doing bis farming principally by
proxy, and well knowing also, by experi
enco, what that implies, wero not pre?
pared to find his surroundings in as
good order as tbey aro. But the pres?
ence of Mr. Wilkins, jr., for the last
few weeks probably has bad an im?
portant inUuence on alfairs here. It may
not be generally known that be is a student
at tho Ohio agricultural college, located at
Columbus, where he is studying the most im
proved met bods of ayricolat ion, and also pre?
paring himself for a veterinarian. The lat?
ter is a long felt want in nearly every rural
community, and be may rest assured of a
warm reception in this section when be
oball have become proficient in bia profes?
sion. Wo feel a deep intercut in this matter
and most cordially commend the course he
is pursuing, and would bo pleased to see
other young men Btudying the various
diseases of our domestic animals, thus ren?
dering themselves competent to relieve their
sufferings, and at the same, time sawog
their owners from serious losses. Mr. W.
jr., seems to be putting into practice, during
vacation, the theories of the institution
of which he is a student.
In looking over the premises of our friend
wo lind an ample barn fully stored with bay
and grain. In the basement are numerous
and conveniently arranged stalls both for
horses nnd cattle. Adjoining the barn is a
large silo, awaiting the growing crop of en?
silage. A large orchard of apples and
peaches ; but, alas, the fruit here, as in all
the orchards in thi9 section, is extremely
scarce. Quite an extensive vineyard, well
set with fruit, but rotting badly.
A portion of the field corn is looking
well; tho remainder fair. Corn lor ensi?
lage having been planted late is yet
small, and depends upon the next few days
for its success as a profitable crop. There
are hut six bead of neat cattle on the place,
in fair condition. We do not know
whether our host is preparing to turn jockey
or to become an enterprising breeder of |
work horsep. At any rate wo find some ten
horses, brood-mares and colts, and one very
handsome, innocent-looking little mule. In
a dense and beautiful grovo wo found a
flock of about fifty Bheep and lamb?, but
tbey evidently mistook us for butchers, bb
they ecampcred oil' so quickly, though in
the dissolving view tbat wo had of them, it
was apparent that aomo of them wore in
good order for the shambles.
The fields are in very proper proportion
In the size of the farm, well fonced, and the
corners and ditch banks closely and neatly
Upon the whole, we think our host has
succeeded admirably when we consider the
condition of bia farm when it came into bis
possession, nnd tho comparatively little per?
sonal attention ho had been able to bestow
Upon it. COMMITTKK.
But little progress had been made in the
road mnttor Pinea last mooting. The next
meeting will be tho anniversary?a basket
picnic in the grove at Woodlawn mansion ?
on tho 27th of August, when all interested
are invited to attend.
W. Gillingham, Secretary.
Trying to IS urn u Sliip.
At twelve o'clock yesterday an attempt
was rnado to burn the British steamship
Queen, as sho was lying at her dock, in
New York. Tber6 woro two hundred peo?
ple on board tho steamer, and she was load?
ed with a cargo worth half a million dollars.
Tho crew were getting tho vessel ready to
start, when suddenly a bot tIn of phosphoruB
was throwu from the river on to the steam?
er, and instantly the afterdeck was envelop?
ed in flAir.es. The fire was quickly sub
dued, but not until it had burned a hole in
the deck twenty feet long, and ten feet wide.
A man on tho pier volunteorod the informa?
tion that he bad seen a man throw a bot?
tle on the steamer. Ho pointed out the
man, who was rapidly rowing up the river.
Mr. George L. Andrews and Detective Vail,
of tho National line, boarded a steam tug
and followed the man. He was caught and
taken to the Jefferson Market Police Court,
where he described himself as Thomas J.
Mooney, thirty-Bevon years old, of Brooklyn.
Mr. Andrews charged him with having at?
tempted to burn the steamship Queen.
Captain Neland, of the barge Echo, said
that he saw Mooney in the row-boot, with
three bottles wrapped up in paper. The
captain asked what was in the bottles, and
was told that it was whiskey for the officers
of the Qaeen. When the prisoner waB
searched, there was found on bim a Smith
& Wesson revolver, a dagger (new) and a
number of clippings from newspapers.
Mooney 9aid that he was born in County
Glare, Ireland, and bad been in thi9 country
fifteen years. When asked why he tried to
set the ship on fire, he replied : "The fact of
I bo matter is, I neither admit nor deny any
[biog till I have legal advice. I should like
o know if it is lawful to haul down the
American flag in Canada, why it is not law
'ill to haul down the English flag in Ameri
ia." Last year," he broke out again, "an
\merican flag wo9 banled down by Captain
}uigley. I say the American flag must be
?espected." He was committed to await ex
tmination so tbat he could consult counsel.
ie refused to be interviewed.
"Say, why is everything
Either at siscs or at sevens ?"
Probably, my dear nervous Bister, because
'ou nre-euflering from some of the diseases
?eculiar to your sex. You bavea"drag
ing-down" feeling, the back ache, you are ' ti
xibilitated, you bave pains of vai ions kinds. : ?
?"ako Dr. R. V. Pierce's"Favorite Prescrip- j '
ion" and be cured. Price reduced to one j Bl
ollar. By druggists. ?
TO-DAY'S TKLKGKAFIIEC NEWS.
The Stale Democratic Convention.
[Spoeial dispatch to tho Alexandria Gazette.]
Koanokk, Aug. 4, 18S7.?The democratic
State couveution met hero to day at the
Opera House which was crowded with de'o
gates and spectators.
Hon. John S. Barbour delivered an ad?
dress which wa3 applauded throughout. He
said be wanted to meet the people faoe to
face and see if they meant business. He
asked for nothiug aud offered his personal
services in whatsoever capacity they were
needed for the good of the State alone. Ho
approved of the administration of Cleveland
on the whole, but dissented from his early
policy and he also endorsed the administra?
tion of Gov. Lee, and regretted the State
debt could not havo been considered from a
business standpoint instead of being mnde a
party matter. He Haid tho Riddleberger
settlement had been agreed upon by both
parties and be did not think either party
could go back on their plighted faith. Ho
did not think tho Stute could at-sume a
greater indebtedness than tho amount
named in that bill. Ho also said tho
opinion was entertained that Virginia had
a claim against the general government
which matter should be considered by tho
people of the State. He thought tho action
of the Legislature in rejecting the demands
of tho English bondholders should be up?
held, and urged the peoplo to pay taxes in
money which would prevent the State from
coming belore tho U. S. courts.
S. G. Moffott was chosen temporary chair?
man, and J. Bell Bigger, secretary.
The several Congressional districts were
then called, aud members named for the
committees on credentials, permanent organ?
ization aud resolutions. The Eighth dis?
trict named J. D. Pendleton, G. S. P. Trip
lett and G. 0. Monroo, on credential*.; W.
W. Scott, J. T. Ryan and W. G. Bibb, on
organization, and R. T. Scott, C. E. Stuart
and E. E. Meredith, on resolutions. The
convention then recessed to let the commit?
tees meet and organize.
It is believed that the platform will ro
commend adherence to the Lyncbburg plat?
form and tho Riddlebeiger settlement of the
debt; will endorse Cleveland's administra
lion; straddle tho tariff question; recom?
mend the abolition of lite tax on tobacco,
and a reduction of tax on liquor.
The impression is that if the Riddleberger
bill is not adhered to tho party will split
on the different plans of settlement.
Mr. J. B. Smoot wn chosen chairman of
the Eighth district delegation, and Messrs.
Heatou, of LoudouD; Meredith, of Prince
William; Shackelford, of Orange; Marbury,
of Alexaudria, aud Leo, of Fairfax, ro
elected members of the State Central Com?
mittee from that district.
Mr. Barbour will be unanimously re
elected chairmf.n of the State Committee.
|liy Associated I'resH.]
Koanokk, Va , Aug. 4.?Tho democratic
Stale convention assembled at 12 o'clock.
Hon. John S. Barbour, chairman of the
State executive committee, called the con
vention to order. Aftor loud calls Mr. Bar?
bour arose and addressed the convention.
He said tho calling of a democratic conven
tion was always in order in the State, but
there was great opposition to this. But it
was too obvious that a convention was ne?
cessary on account of the momentous qucs
tions involved. He said the question before
the peoplo of Virginia was the division on
the debt question that presented itself. He
said tho difference of opinion could he better
determined in the party, and counseled bar
mony and dispassionate discussion of all
Issues involved. Far bottor now, than
to have the spectacle of a candidnto in one
part of the State running on one set of opin?
ions and another candidate in the Geld hold?
ing different viows, both claiming to
belong to the democratic party. If
differences existed thoy wore too radical
to bo reconciled aud a bouse divided
against itself wo are told cannot stand.
There was another reason lo influence the
decision of the convention. Heretofore or?
ganization was effected by special cam?
paigns. There was no couveution last year
and 50,000 democrats remained at home or
declined to vote at the November elec?
tion. Ho, for one, as chairman of the
lemocratic committee was not willing
:o take the responsibility under the
circumstances of conducting a cam?
paign of so much importance without a
convention. He eulogized President Cleve
and, and said ho was tho best President we
lave had for a quarter of a century. He
aid the delegates present were fresh from
be people, and no doubt itfleeted the ponti
nent of the people. Far botler would it be
hat any differences of opinion bo discovered
tow, rather than after.
Chicago, Aug. 4?Sheriff Matson and j
hspector Bonfield received some' pleasing :
ntelligence by dispatchoa from Canada last '
vening. They refused to allow them to be *
eon, but their purport was that It was
ettled that McGarigle will bo prosecuted at
lontreal, and that it was certain that his J
rrest by the Canadian authorities was a i
uestion of a very short lime; that the sec- \
ion of the country in which ho was hiding f
esterday was closely patrolled, and he '
/ould not get out of it as easy as he passed t
lirough the straits of Mackinaw. Both of- i
cials went home with tho most comfortable
seling they havo experienced since the es
npe. A local paper has a long special from .
t. Catherines, Oot., this morning giving g
,-bat purports to bo an exclusive interview s
?ith McGarigle. Tho correspondent de *
jribes the fugitive as looking very poorly.
Tier some preliminary lalk, in which he :
)mplained of raiiiepreseutatioi: by ambi I
ous newspaper concspondeuls, McGarigle | E
iid : "Now, I am going to makejou a short;
atemeut, and you will please let me lake .',
me of your paper. I will write down ' b
I what I say and you can copy it. In thia
w ay I will have a copy, and if it is changed I
shall be able to show that you have in is rep?
resented me." He then dictated a letter,
in which ho reiterated his former statements
that it wob impossible for him to live in jail.
He denies having offered to testify in behalf
of the State, aud says there was nothing
wrong with tho hospital management. He
knows nothing that would connect M. C.
McDonald with any sort of a crime. Ho is
anxious to make a settlement of his affairs
so as to go back to Chicago, but he cannot
consent to go to tbe jail or penitentiary.
On the train McGarigle gf.vo an account of
his exporiouco since he left Sarnia. After
driving to Wyoming and taking the train
for London, as has been reported, ho went
to Hamilton and from there to Niagara
Falls, the Canada side, of course. From
there he took tho Canada Southern to
Dunnville, changing to the Grand Truuk at
Port Colborno. He was not, he says, in St.
Catharines at all Tuesday, but passed
through there on his way to the falls. Mc?
Garigle, when told about the Baxter case
against him said ho was not worried about
that. Ho would get the officials of tho pro?
vince of Ontario to "give Montreal notice
that she will have to prove the alleged per?
jury of defamation of character before he
would go there. He is not afraid (hat any
charge of forgery can be trumped against him.
McGarigle is very anxious for the arrival of
the Blake, as he has valuable baggage on
that vessel. His pockets are Glied with
money and ho evidently has interests
of a money character in the arrival
of the Blake. McGarigle, it may be
flatly slated, is in tho care and keep?
ing of Frederick St. JoliD, brother of
the doctor. This not to say that he is at
the St. John mansion, which is the finest in
St. Catharines, nor can tbe writer, without
breaking faith with McGarigle, say what
j residence ho has chosen. One of the most
} marvellous features of the case is tho won?
derful risk Dr. St. John has taken to aid
McGarigle to escape. When asked what,
he thought of Dr. St. John's chances of
going to the penitentiary McGarigle
broke down like a child. He would
not even speak. Unless tho detectives get
too closo to McGarigle he will remain here
for the present and rest, and, if possible,
opeu negotiations with State's Attorney
Grinnell for his return. For this he is very
anxious. He says he does not want to
bring his wife and children away from Chi?
cago, but that ho cannot live without them
very long. He is very much opposed
to talking about the Cook county thieves.
He appears to ba in good health, but
bis nerves have been worked to a
high tern-ion and he says he must have
rest or he cannot survive long. Ono of the
strangest things about him is that ho has
shaved his face, leaving the mustache and
eido whiskers, but cutting off the goalee
so as to correspond exactly with the pho?
tographs pasted upon Sbcrill Malsan's
$2,500 reward circular. This evening ho
read it over carefully and then laughingly
said: "It is not exactly complimentary.
The description is good except the 'cat like'
movement and the insinuating manner, but
I shant complain."
Tiro nutl Loss ol* Life.
Baltimore, Aug. 1.?Fire broke out this
morning in the extensive cracker bakery
of James D. Mason & Son's ou Pratt street,
near Light, which was entirely destroyed
with all its contents and machinery. It ex?
tended on the right to tho double building
occupied by Henderson Laws & Co., crack
ers, cakes, and candy factory, which was al
sd destroyed. William Schulte, foreman of
engine No 12, was ou ono of tbe lower floors
wheu tho upper floors fell in and he was
buried beneath the ruins aud killed. His
body has not yot boon recovered. Chief
Engineer Hennick of the fire department,
was on the same floor and was seriously iu
jured. His death is feared. The flames
continued to spread on tho right to tho
stove warehouse of Liebrandt, McDowell it
Co., which was destroyed, and to the agri
cultural warehouse of E. Whitman & Sou's'
tho upper part of which was burned out
On the loft, of tho building in which tho fire
originated the book and stationery store of
T. Newton Kurtz & Son, containing a largo
stock, was burned and all the upper floors
of tho grain and produce commission house
of E B. Owjus & Co., were destroyod. The
fire spread to the south and took hold o
tho rear of the liu warehouse of E. L. Park?
er & Co., fronting on Charles street, which
was wrecked and the stock ruiued. Their
damage is estimated at $G0,00O. Tbe entire
damage is now estimated at upwards of
$500,000. _ _
Winchester, Va., Aug. 4.?O. B. Rich
old, of Muncy, Pa., convicted of stealing
hides from Zepp's warehouse in this place,
and awaiting the action of tbe Court of Ap
pelas on a petition for a new trial, broke
jail this morning for tho second time. He
released three negro prisoners, John Jen
kinB, convicted of horse stealing, Jack Wil?
liams, convioted of larceny, and Algernon
Miller charged with the murder of Milliard
F. White, in tbia county. Miller was re?
captured but the others are still at large.
Rome, August 4.?The funeral of the lato
Prireo Minister Depretis took place to day
it Stradella. Twenty thousand persons
^ere present. King Humbert and others
lent wreaths to be placed on t|je coffin,
rhere was no religiouB ceremony, owing to
he fact that M. Depretis died without hay
ng received the last sacraments.
Bursting of Guns.
Losdon-, Aug. 4.?During tho mana-uvrcs at
he month of the Thame3 to-day a Nordenfeldt
;nn buist on board tho torpedo boat Curlew and
overal seamen wore soriously injured. Ono of
ho guns on board tho iron armor-plated ship
Hack Princo also burst and injured three seamen.
A Terrible Deed.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 4.?Mrs. Mary Prajak, a j
Bohemian woman, living in tho northeastorn sec
ion of this city, this morning drowned hor
ivelvo-months old child in tho luth tab and then
it her own throat. She is supposed to havo been
Lincoln, Neb., August 4.?A collision
of two freight trains ooeurrcd yesterday on
the Burlington and Missouri river road be?
tween North Bend and Ashland. Both en?
gines and thirteen cars wero thrown over
the embankment into tho North Platto riv
er. Two tramps stealing a ride were killed.
The engineers and firemen escape.t l>y
l>icd iVom.his Injuries.
St. Thomas, Out., Aug. 4.?Hon. Allen
Francis, V. S. Consul, who wan struck by a
boso carriage at the recent railway disaster
here aad badly injured, died suddenly at
12:10 i his morning.
Dayton, O., August 4.?A iiro in a small
tenement in the immediate neighborhood of
Cape Douglass, caused by the explosion i
a lamp in the bed room, suffocated u ii:- i
Itiriwcil the Forger.
New York, Aug. 1?Goo. C. Bid we
the uotorious forger, who arrived from En
land yesterday, with his wife and state,
proceeded at once to Massachusetts.
Jottings from Louisa,
i Correspondence of t he Alexandria, < i.i/ctte. i
Louisa, Aug. .">, 1SS7.?ThePiedmoul di
I riet co-operation meeting of the Disciple*'
church assembles here to-day and will con
tiuue several days.
Mr. Fred. Fleming, who bus been in Kng
land for sometime, baa returned.
Miss Rosa Winston, of Louisiana, who has
baen altendiug school here, is BUmmering in
the cool breezes of the mountains of Vir
The weather continues cloudy and threat
oning. A cool, breezy spell would lie hailed
with delight as the hot days have lasted ?
long. E. L. B.
A young couple of Hardin county, Ky.,
wauled so much to get married, in spite of
parental opposition, that they started from
home on a recent Sunday afternoon,
walked in the broiling hotsuu twenty mili?
across tho country to Upton station, where
they caught a train late at night for Louis?
ville. When they arrived in Jeflerfonville
they were so thickly coated with dual and
coal soot that they were thought to be m
groes; but they washed up and were inai
A CoKJUBlNG STONE.?A queer case cam. up
before justice Freeman yesterday. Jane Blanch
has a busband who has a fondness fur staying
away from homo, and Jane has been greatly wor?
ried about it. Some time ago, while narrating
her troubles to one Martha Montague, late of Co
lumbus, Martha said her busband had a peculiar
stone that had for its charm tho power of bi iiif
ing hick husbands, and, in fact of performing a
number of miraculous things. Negroes believe in
conjuring bags, rabbit feet, Ac , and Jane said she
wanted a piece of tho stone, no matter what it
?ost. Martha saw her husband, Tom, and. after
ionic persuasion, they agreed to let Jane have
piece of it for $5. .lane paid tho money and wail?
ed for tho wonderful .stone which was so slow in
Rettin;; into her hands that she sued out warrant
for both Tom and Martha, and thoy appeared be?
fore Justice Freeman yesterday with tho stone
they intended giving Jane. Tho court compel led
Tom to refund the money. Tho stono is a piece
jf magnetic iron ore, and the trial developed the
rtct that it is generally koptiu drug stores, and
iold at the rate of 7?) cents a pound. Negroes
anrcbaso it because they believe that it w ill "cou
uro" pooplo.?ifneon, Ga., Telegraph.
I Com municatkd.
Some lime ago 1 rea l, either in the life r f
i'ntrick Henry, or elsewhere, an secouut ?.f
i public meeting, shortly after the revolt!
ionary war, in some part of the Stall- in
which the question of repudiating a ihen
mldio debt was discussed, when either Pal
ink Henry or Richard Henry Leo, I do no!
remember which- for both were presonl ul
he meeting?nsed the following language,
ii condemnation of such a suggestion: "Be.
a't to have died the honest slaves of Great
Britain than to livo dishonest freemen." i
lope t he democratic convention al Roanoke
viII think likewise.
An Honest Frkeman,
it Astonished she Public.
ii hear of tho resignation of Dr. Pierce as u
/Ongressman to devote himself solely to bis
abors as a physician. It w as because bis
ruo constituents wero tho sick and afflcted
werywhore. They will lind Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery'' a ben< ficenl
ise of his scientific knowledge in their be
ialf. Consumption, bronchitis,cough,bearl
lisease, fever and ague, intermittent fever,
Iropsy, neuralgia, coitre or thick neck, and
,11 diseases of the blood, are cured by this
rorld-renowned medicine. Im properties
re wonderful, its action magical. l!y ?lrng
I No. iTi*;.i
^i:i'< ? BT OF TilE CONDITION OF THE
Citizens' National Bank,
P ALEXANDRIA, IN T1IK STATE OF VIRGINIA
At the close of business. August I, 1887.
oansand discounts, $163,991 52
verdrafts, 1,110 92
. S. bonds to secure circulation. :!0,)mmi ik?
r. S. bonds on hand, 5,<mm> (hi
thcrstocks, bomb?and mortgages, 01,735 ii'J
ue from approved reserved agents, 59,002 29
uc from other National banks, lf>,S7:i 02
ue from State banks ami bunkers, 3,910 55
eal estate, furniture and fixtures, !*,7<H> (mi
iirrcnt expenses and taxes paid, 054 50
remiums paid, 9,1C0 tx?
becks and other cash items, 2,007 95
ills of other banks. 956 00
ractional paper currency, nickels and
pennies, 30 77
lecie, 3,123 <m>
egal tender notes, 33,705 00
edemption fund with fj. S. Treasurer
(5 per cent of circulation I 1 .ri'.d IK'
Total. $422,252 14
ipital stock paid in. $100,000 00
irplusfund, 20,000 00
ndivided profits, 20,252 17
itional bank notes outstanding, 27,000 00
dividual deposits subject to check, 230,784 !">
?maud certificates of deposit, 8,458 11
10 toother National banks, 14,027 OJ
le to State banks and bankers. 1,129 0'5
Total, S122,252 L4
ile of Virginia, rity of Alexandria, *?.
I, Will. II. Lambert, Cashier of the above-named
nk, do solemnly SWear that the above statement
true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
WM. If. LAMBERT, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 4th
f of August, 1887.
J. JOHNSTON GBEEN, Notary Public,
> B. Hooe. )
Sdw. L. Daixoerfielo, [-Directors.
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