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friday evening. august 2?;.
Several of the recent State republican
coriVentioDS in the North Lave revived the
old cry for a "f.-ee vote and a fair count in
the South." Before any more do so it would
be well for their members to read what ex.
Governor Cameron of this State, a republi?
can, says upon the subject of a free vote a;:d
a fair count in the republican Conventions
in Virginia under tbo management of Gen?
eral Mahone, the leader of the Virginia re
publicans. For their benefit we quote the
following from tho ex-Governor's remarks:
"There is nowhere, in my judgment in
the confines of the United States an organ
ization so autccratic as that which vests
in the executive committee of the Vir?
ginia republican party. It not only exer
cises a power absolute and unquestionable,
without conference or consultation, but
transmits that, power to its local subordi
nates. A free ballot and a fVir count,which
form the corner stone of tho republican pint
lorm, know no place in the conduct of Hit
party's attain*. Tho State chairman, a;
affairs are and have been since 1 s7-". admin?
istered, i9 himself tho commit ten and Hit
putty. The people are not allowed ever
the privilege of organizing themselves ami
electing the party officials in their respective
neighborhoods. ' Tbo State executive com
aiiftee?that h the chairman thereof -tip
points the chairman of each city and coun
ty, and iu that chairman resides tho powei
of calling and presiding over all conven
lions, not temporarily, uutil the people maj
elect, but throughout the proceedings, am
no delegate is recognized iu a general cor.
venliun who does not come under the son
and superscription of this creature of t!;<
central creator. The re*u!t of this may be
nay, has been, that a miuoiity under th<
lead of the local chairman, speaks th<
voice'of the party, and fo tho will of thf
State executive commit toe is enforced, whih
that of the people is defeated."
Ex Qov. CAMERON, as every other mai
of common sense in the State, sees throng!
the trick of General Mahout's promise t<
settle the State debt if the people be fooh
enough to entrust their a flairs to bis con fro
again. Thi ex Governor says:
'"It nav, and probably will, br said tha
Gen. Mahone had and has a plan, but fear
ed to promulgate it, in dread that tho dem
ocrats would iu ?ke baste to appropriate am
make'their coolest on it. But this can no
be. so, because, if the democrats were t<
change base after the Boanoke convention
they would lose as much as if Btanding t(
thtir guns, and the republican commiltet
would have been entirely safe in announc
ing their scheme of de'it settlement, bavin;
waited until tho democrats had auaouoc
It isn't the settlement of tho State deb'
but his re election to the United States Sen
ate, that is now troubling the Gener?'. am
experience indicates th-it bo will not be
sparing in bis promise order to r.ttaii
the latter object
Even xHE democrats ?>f Harrisburg, Pa
theg>eat manufacturing Stale,bavodeclari
for a reduction of the tariff*?a reduction o
of tho tax on the necessaries of life. Thi
democratic convention of Virginia, jiu agri
cultural State, on the contrary, demand:
tho removal of tho tax on olooinargarim
and whisky I Hut, a<; the national deine
cratic party is opposed to th.< repeal of tLt
internal revontie tax, while the national re
publican party is in favor of it, and as stiel
repeal must bo the werk of Congress, the
fact that tbo Virginia democratic conven
tion demanded tho repeal is no reason wbj
any right thinking Virginia democrn!
should leave his old party and join (he
republican forces of Gen. Mahone.
That ex G overnor Cameron i-> one of i he
many Virginians who take a'plain,practical
common-sense view of tho Stale debt qut s
tion is proved by tho following remark It*
has made upon that question :
"The question is?all previous legislation
for the exclusion of the coupon having been
declared void by the Supreme Court of the
United Srates?what can bo done that will
gaiu t*ie assent of that court, or of the crcd
itors, and who will do it ?"
A legislature that will provide for a high
licen.-e for the t ale of liquor and for a stamp
tax on bank paper would at cr.eesupply the
means fi r the settlement of the debt upon
terms satisfactory to the creditors and,
therefore, honorable to the State.
Mr. Yost suggests that republican can
didates for the legislature nnnounca their
intention of keepiug out of caucuses for the
nomination of a republican Q. S. Senator;
Mr. Brady sa>s General Mahone, by his
boss'wni has mined the republican paity in
Virginia ; ex-Gov. Cameron says unless
the General bo deposed there is no use in
making a light this fall, and numerous other
prominent Virginia republicans talk in the
same way. But for all that,experieuco teaches
that each and every one of them will not
fail to ycle for a legislative candidate, who,
if elected, will next winter vote to put tho
General on top again, and to send hirn back
to the U. S. Senate._
Thk i-wkmkrs of Xew York compose the
majority of the voters of that Slate. And yet
Mr. George, whoso name heads the lab; r
ticket thoro to bo voted next fa_H,
says that all land upon which there is
not a building should boconBscated without
recompense to the owners. But this is hard- i
ly any stranger than tho fret that both the
democrats and republicans of the agricultur?
al State of Virginia declare iu favor of a
tariff which compols farmers to sell their pro-1
ducts in the cheapest, and buy all that they '
have to buy ia the dearest markets.
Mr. Gkokge sho-.v.-i that he has got down
to the bed roc'; of modem American pol-'
i;v-, by saying that, if elected, he would
"appoint the men who get ro ) Ibe most
to all the offices." This ia a sad truth,
and bodea no good to the republic ; bat a3 it
? ;: h truth, it is folly to deny or to ignore
it., Bod tbo reign cf tho party that fails to
act in accordance with it will l>o of short
duration. The republic has b com? too
populous for patriotism and principle to be
e.s i' flueutial in its effairs-afl 'hey nnce were
Thk Fairfax Herald says: "We had the
privilege, not iong ngo, cf hearing Mr. Robt,
Boverley address the fanners of Prince- Wil
Ham at Breutsvilie, and we have also read
MOtne of his letters and r.ddre^ses on tbt
subject of agriculture, and if his object ii
not to disrupt the democratic party, w<
confess cr.r inability to tee what he is driv
ing at." ___________
Fbkd. Douglas don't like to he called i
negro and ia "put cut" hecause ho is no
looked upon in this cctntry as Dumas ia ii
France. Well, Fred, was never noted fo
[Special Correspondence of tho Alesa. Gazettk
Washin^toh. L>. C, August 26, 1SS7.
A prominent Baltimore republican pol
ilician and lawyer, here to day,an ollicer ii
the Mexican war, says Lc does notbo?ev
that air. Brookes, tho republican nomine
for Governor of Maryland, wiil accept th
nomination. He says Mr. Brookes was unl;
nominated because, being a rich mnu, th
managers of the convention thought h
could bo "bled" largely, but that peopl
who know him hotter dou't think ho cm
bz. He say-! the bc3t evidence that eoul<
be afforded of the feet that the republican
have no hope of success, is thei
nomination of Mr. Frank Miller for Atlor
ney General, as, if there bad been any chaoc
of electing the ticket, a different man wouli
have been selected. This ia by no mean
' ! cornp!imen;ary to Mr. Miller, who is an ol
Tho President to day appointed J. C
Bridges, of Now York, consul to Brock ville
Canada, vice Wm. Old, of Virginia, deceat
ed. New York has sixty live foreigu ap
poiutmenis, while Virginia has fivo. Bu
then New York has thirty-six electors
vote?, while Virginia has only twelve.
"PdAsburg Phil," t tie famous race plungei
left her*- yesterday aftor a stay of only
few days, taking $8,100 of ibe bookmakers
money along v. ith him.
Christian 3oydar was to-day oppointe
1 gauyer fur th-: Maryland internal revenu
tl ist riet.
A well informed gentleman from liar
over ci unty, Va., here to day, says a stron
effort will ho made by the blraijjhtotit rc
publicans of that district to induce Gen
Wickhau: !o bea condidate for re-eltctio
J to the State S.-uate, and that if it be su<
' ce?:-ful. the General will have no demoerati
> opposition, as he i= as much opposed i
, Gen. Mahone us any democrat can be.
? Solicitor MeCue of the Treasury, a No<
York' r. has been appointed chief cf the Fis
Commission, vice Prof. Baird, deceaset
The office is merely honorarv, and Mr. M<
? Cue while holding ir will continue to hoi
? tho Soifcitorabip of the Treasury. Itwuanc
! known before the announcement of thisaj
poinlment Ibat Mr. McCue knew anythiu
i more about Cab than how to t at them.
Bepn sentative Gates of Alabama, is in th
> city to day. He says Mr. Mills of Texs
! wiil be urged for the chairmanship of th
House Ways and Means Committee by th
er.tiri' Texas delegation,and by other stron
Soutberi influence. Mr. Mills was or? tfiS
committee in ihn l?.;t Hop 'o, aud is we
qualified for the place. He is utterly o]
1 posed i ih -removal of tbo internal re venu
tas, but is strongly in favor of a reduction i
A new posto?ice ha? been e.-tabtUhcd ?
Jumbo, Loudoun county, Va., with Jccoh /
K isker as postmv-ter.
Go v. Lee on JJ:?5m>iic".n Address.
A correspondent of Ibe Richmond Du
, palch at Duggci 'a Spriugs sends to t bat pap?
an interview wiiL Governor Lee on the Mi
hono address in which the Governor is r<
ported to have said :
1 Once upon a time thero lived a iiuo ol
captain of a steamboat on the Potomac rivt
named <Jtiy, who told me he bad often tee
i people living near tho confluence of tht
river with Aquia creek came out of thei
houses during the malarious Benson, look t
the eky and say : 'Well, it is about my tim
a day to have n chill, and if I don't hav
ono I'll he powerful disappointed.' W
have bt eii told," conliuued the Governoi
"that a public document has hem in pr?
paratiou for t-omo time by the midnight fel
lows whose feet lecently rested under thei
master's table a* Petersburg, and we1 hougl
it about time tbo public should receive
'shake.' But I can say with the Aquia
creek follow. wh< u he missed his chill, Tv
been powerful disappointed.' The paper,
added the Governor, '.acks merit in nil re:
peels. TO faults of Btyle and a conspicuoa
absence of force, it adds the vice of numei
oas mis; tatcmenta. The last can be easil;
corrected ; the other two, I nar, are hoyom
mortal r< acb."
Mahone, said I. refers to you peisonollv
What about 'hut?
"I am not ed certain," said the Goveinu;
?'thai Mahone wrote that part; but that i
immaterial. From whatever source it come
it is the most lhoiu'.ijj;hly puerile stud Jove
snw injected to IUI up a paper of tho kind
I see thai I am referred to us the nephew o
General It E. Lee in such manner as to iai
j ply that the author or auibors of this papci
jsiiil have some rtspect for his memory
Gen. Lee said to me at Lexington, after tfu
war, in n conversation about General Long
street, who had then joined tbe republicai
party, nnd 1 recall bis very word?;, tbn
'General Loogstreet has made'a great tnis
take, and cue from w hich be will never rc
cover as loug as he lives.'
"I mention this," continued tbe Governor
'not because much, very much, smaller fry
have made similar mistakes oa fiilir.g tt
find in the rauks of Ibe democratic party
what they considered suitable recognition o;
their merit, but merely to show what inusl
have been General Lee's opinion of the ro
! publican party w hen we hear tho expression
ofbisrogrel that its ranks should bo in
I creased by one >>f his lieutenants."
i CDlumns of the Shenandonb Herald yester?
day contained the following squib on the
findiog of the grand jury i i the case of tbe
rescuers of Senator Riddieberger: ' The
grand jury that found seven indictments
for t!:-.-j:'.ii delivery cfSenafnr Ridd'oberger
did so by just live to four. They stool us
follows for indictment: Geu. T. J. Adams,
Admiral Alexander Carter, Lieut.-Com
maud er Crabill, Commodore Gurber, and the
great American candidate fir Chris. Fan
ler'd piece, Charley Barbara. The other
fonr were plain Frank Sibert, Will Haun,
Billy Bnrkett and Lewis Funkh?user."
Deputy Sheriff BToltel has made a state?
ment, in which be denies being in th? c^urt
room at the tirtio of tho arrest of Senator
Riddieberger. 1Lj also claims that there
wasa largo crowd present at tbe rrgcua, in
epite of the few indictments;
Letter from Hie White Snipliur.
I Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.]
White Sulphue SritiXGS, W. Va., Aug.
20.?Daring tho ton dajs since tny former
letter the season lias reached its heinht and
I to day it may be said the ebb Las begun,
j With the possible exception of tho memora?
ble summer of 1SG0, when Robert E. Lee
I was last here, and wbeu Goorge Peabody
was conspicuous among those who made
j protracted stay, there has been within the
i writer's knowledge uone more brilliant and
few, if any, otherwise more successful. Tho
temperature, which during much of July
and the early days of August was higher
' than it is by those at home ever supposed
- to range in these mountains, has becomo
3 seasonable; and the parched lawns, by re
, peated rains, again are of charming green.
The place indeed was never more beautiful,
and nothing but the want of proper seals
prevents people from spending most of
their daylight hours under these magnifi
1 cent oaks. It is dillicult to see how $500 or
t $1,000 could otherwise be so wisely expend
a ed here as In the purchase of a supply of
r ' those comfortable and imperishable cast
iron settees which are found in every city
park, and the demaud for them on the part
of visitors is general and imperative.
1 In writing before I remarked that the
private entertaining and the extravagance
which for several summers had character?
ized it had not been much indulged in this
1 season. This was then true enough, but
0 when I ventured to add that "it i3 not like
" ly to be largely revived this summer" i
0 counted without my host and made a false
y prediction. It has since seemed that su
e ^nuch of that extravagant hospitality has
8 rarely bseu extended here. Dinners, iawn
" parlies, suppers, morning and night germane
!j on a scale more or less expensive, have till
L* ed up the time, aud, if such a term can be
3 applied without disrespect, the fun has been
r fast and furious.
An elegant german, with about fifty cou
'j pies and as many chaperon(e)s, was given
on the night of tho 11th by Col. Andrew G.
t Dickinson, of New York, (formerly of Vir
1 ginia) to his daughter Mrs. Randolph L,
Norrie, of Richmond, and Mrs. Andrew Sim
" onds, jr., ol South Carolina. The costume:
of the two ladies principally honored were,
as I am informed on indisputable authority,
. "golden silk, covered with handsome Span
I i*b lace" in the one case, and "whito silk
illusion aud point lace" iu the other, bul
though a guest at the ball, I am uuable to at
1 test anything in these or any others except
" the charming c-lTecta. Other germans, more
1 or less rivalling that of Col. Dickinsou, have
, been given by private parties since, espoci
ally one by Mr. and Miss Dunleary, of Chi
8 cago, and another by Mr. Roundtree, o;
Georgia. Tuesday night tho ball was the
lr annual benefit of the band?Kramer's?
f which was, as usual, well attended. Wed'
!' nesday night there was a brilliant germar
given by ten gentlemen who made up $500
" for the expenses. It was called the "fifty
' dollar german." Each subscriber invited
10 five ladies, fifty in all, and of these forty in
0 vited their own escorts.
Friday afternoon the 12th in3t., occurred
l.v the fete of the "Crowing Hen Society"?
!' whatever that may be. It began with t
J' banquet on tho lawn whore scores of ladiei
'1 and gentlemen wined and dined, and danced
a Virginia reel. The company then re
' paired in procession to tho ball room, where
more varied dancing concluded the cater
^ tainment. From tho soun^-. "'ch even al
a distance, could heard interspersing
e the festivities, mowing appears to have beer
19 not an inconsiderable element.
6 The services at St. Thomas' Sunday morn
c lue wero of unusual interest and the ml
S seating capacity of the church, which is 500
?l was in requisition. Bishop Peterkin
i reached and, with the assistance of the rec
' tor, the Rev. R Et. Mason, administered the
ie communion. Bishop Penick, now of Louis
'' vilie. and the Revs. D. Barr, of Virginia, C
M. Back with, of Texas, and J. H. Darling
, ton, Ph. D., of Brooklyn, were present, the
latter sharing tho service. Bishop I'eterkit
left the Springs on a visitation Sunday af
l;jrnoou but returned yesterday to join hi:
wife and child here and will, it is supposed
ft' preach agaiu to morrow.
?r Speaking of tho church suggests the en
t. tertainment in ils behalf at noon on Tues
day, which was not only a great success bul
a notable illustration of what tho elect Indie
cau cc3omplish in a short titno when their
d minds are given to it. Tho music Sunday
:r morning at church had been excellent, sc
n far as fine singing and instrumental nkill
st could make it so, but both of these only em?
ir phasized the want of a suitablo organ, the
it one now in use being indifferent and verj
e email. To recognize the need was to pro
e vide for it, and iu tho singlo working day
u intervening, thanks to tho energy of Mrs. A,
r, A. Campbell, of Wytbeville, and Mies Gay.
5- of Washington, and to the kindness of the
I-. experts, a delightful matinee was gotten up
if and about $170 raised for tbo purchase of it
it cabinet orgau. The overture was entirely
a instrumental?piano and violin?the rest o!
i- the music vocal, with piano accompaniment,
e It. was agreeably varied by recitations from
" Mrs R. L Norris, who hi a pleasing elocu
>? tionist. The Bingers were Mrs. S. N. Leo,
is of New York ; Miss Minnie Jones, of Peun
"? sylvanin, and Miss Simonds, of South Caro
y lina, aided by Mr. W. H. Grant, of Rich
d mend, whose incomparable baas is widely
known. Mrs. J. J. B.ich, of New York, an
?. accomplished performer, was the pianist.
Everybody was delighted with the pot form
', anco, and its pecuniary success exceeded
s The numbers here, though now scarcely
r so high, have this week exceeded 1,500, and
I. the placo was tifexer moro delightful. There
f has been and indeed still is an excellent ar?
ray of beauty among ladies single and mar
r ried. Of t he latter Mrs. F. C. S., of Balti
. more, formerly an Alexandria belle, has
a fairly borne tho palm. More costly and
- tasteful toilettes I have nevor seen, and so
i beautiful as to compel admiration, in spito
t of tho absurdities of the bustle and tho per
? ils of tight lacing and high hoeled shoes.
- Without further reference to the lirst two, I
cannot repress disgust at the vanity which
, induces so many youug gentlewomen, for
? tho sake of displaying their feet to best ad
> vantago, to run a daily risk of temporary if
r not permanent lameness. Tho sensible
f fashion of shorter skirls is moro than cora
t pensated by this other fashion which it fos
i Growing extravagance in the matter cf
Mowers in bouquets and table decorations is
a conspicuous feattiro of fashionable life this
summer. Small & Son, the well known
1 florists, have established a depot here, and
bring from Washington, securely packed iu
ice, eupplies as needed. It is more than a
1 century eince Lady Teazle thought it bard
' sho should be blamed because "flowers are
dear in winter," but, whatever her ladyship
paid for them then, it is tolerably certain it
was not moro than Small gets at the White
Sulphur in August. The hugo bunches of
choice roses of a single sort?larger than
anybody can conveniently carry?which are
now the mode ami which the beaux hero
present for special occasions and tho belles
lug about even in the dance, cost from $10
to $15 apiece. Nosegays of the old sort, in?
cluding different flower3 arranged so as best
to please both eye and uo=e, are no longer
? fashionable, though I tie local florist supplies
I them, and they can bo bought at reasonable
rates ; in other words, bunches cost in in?
verse proportion to their beauty and direct
proportion to their size. Some are near a
I cubit in diameter, and are sold I suppose, like |
town lots, at so much per inch. At one ;
private dinner often or twelve covers this !
week where, through the kindness of the
management, I saw the table in advance, j
the decorations were said to have cost $150. j
I had rarely ever seen so many cut flowers
In addition to tho prominent visitors j
mentioned in my last, may now be named i
the following among tho guests here: Hon. j
J. L. 2*1. Curry, U. S. Minister to Spain, and i
Mrs. Curry; tho Chilian Minister and family;
Mr. Alfred Sully, President of tbe Richmond
and Danvillo Railway system; Hon. J. C. j
New, of Indiana, late Treasurer of the ?
United States; Col. Win. Preston Johnston,
President of Tulnne University. New Or- ]
leans; Prot. Thoraas R. Price, of New York;
I Judgo Emory Spear, of Georgia; W. R. Ab- i
' bott, e-q., of Bellevue High School; Walter I
D. Davidge, esq., of Washington; Rev. Geo. j
B. Taylor. D. D , late chaplain to tho Uni- j
vereity; Rev. Isaac Gibson, of Norristown,
Pa.; State Senator Taylor Berry, of Am !
hers!; U. S. Senator Butler, of South Caro j
lina, and Dr. Hunter McGuire, of Rich j
Where so many representative men from
different quarters are collected va one is
sure to meet here, politics are necessarily j
more or less discussed. The most striking j
feature of such discussions this summer, it !
has seemed to me, is apathy, though it is
proper to add I have talked with none but
democrats. Approval of the administration
and of Cleveland's renomination is simply
unanimous, so that subject is briefly dis?
posed of. Tho Roanoke platform ia regard?
ed by the Virginians with whom I have
conversed variously ; i. o.. with sentiments
all tho way from approving toleration to
contemptuous disesteem?the latter predom?
inating. If those to whom 1 refer are fair
exponents of public sentiment, a full parly
voto in the fall will scarcely ho brought
out. L. M. B.
An effort is being made to establish a tel
ephone exchange in Fredericksburg.
Tho first bale of new cotton from North
Carolina was received at, Norfolk yesterday.
The first ten miles of the Lynchburg and
Durham Railroad has been let to contract
by the board of directors.
At a colored festival in Buchanan Satur?
day night last Ed ward Johnson killed Milton
Robinson by cutting his throat with a knife.
Major P. H. Powers, tho democratic nom?
inee for the legislative district of Clarke and
Warren, is lying seriously ill at his home in
The Board of Directors of tbo State Bank
of Richmond yesterday elected Mr. John S.
Ellett president, to fill tho vacancy caused
by the death of Mr. Bacon.
W. P. Bugg was sentenced at Nottoway
Court House to ten minuteu' imprisonment
in the county jail and a fine of $5 for send
ing a challenge to E. C. McCulloch to fi^ht
The largest and most enthusiastic demo?
cratic mass-meeting held in Lynchburg for a
number of years was held last night to elec:
delegates to the legislative nominating con
Mr. J. L. Hammett. of Stafford, killed a
large rattlesnake in lu-< j '-i-l, uue day last
week, having to*. i_ttles. This is tho first
Bnako rf its species seen in Stallbrd for a
A convention of the democratic party of
Fairfax county, to nominate a candidate for
the House of Delegates, will be held at Fair?
fax C. H., at 12 o'clock, m., on Wednesday
September 1-ith next.
Edward Kegley, in resisting arrest and
using a knife on Constable Robt. Terry, at
Bland C. H., Wedresrlay, was shot and in
stantly killed by the latter, tho ball pene?
trating the heart. Terry became frightened
John Hobao, wholesale liquor dealer, of
Norfolk, has made an assignment to tbe
amount of $20,000 for the benefit of his cred?
itors. Crump & Anderson, bookseileis nnd
stationers, of Portsmouth, have also made
In tho Police Court at Norfolk yesterday
an old negro man named Allen Pugb, 70
years of age, arrested upon tho charge of
making an indecout assault on a little color
ed girl was sent on to the November term of
the Corporation Court for trial.
In Lynchburg yesterday morning Dr.
Latham amputated tho right leg of brake
man Edward Selley, who was run over bj a
freight car near Lynch'd Station Wednes
day. He stood the operation manfully and
is doing well. The injured man lives at
Forty six coupon suits are ponding iu tbe
huating? court of Lynchburg, eighteen of
which are for taxes tendered last fall and
twenty eight for licenses paid under protest
last spring. They will come up at the Sep?
tember term. In sixty similar suits brought
last year the decisions were in favor of the
Emma Davis, nee Johnson, filed her peti?
tion in Washington yesterday for divorce
from Henry Davis. She sets out a marriage
in Lynchburg during February, 1SS5. She]
alleges that she has always been a good i
wife, but that her husband has treated her
wilh cruelty, endangering her life and health,
and has failed to contribute to her support.
Samly Mason, colored, and A. A. Soule,
white, who were arrested for selling liquor
without a license?the former at Grange j
Camp and the latter at Falls Church, in
Fairfax county?were bailed before Judge |
Chichester a few days ago, in the sum of
$100 each, to appear at tho September term
of the county court of that county to answer |
the charge aforesaid.
Oa Wednesday the father and brother in
law of Miss Emma McDowell, of Richmond,
went to a house where John Patrain, a
yuting bricklayer, was at work and demand?
ed that bo many the young lady at once,
i'atram agreed, and afier a marriage license
was obtained I'atram excused himself to put
on fresh clothes before tbo marriage took
p'ace. Reaching hia home, to which he
was followed by the girl's relatives, who
kept closo watch outside, he donned a
Mother Hubbord and a slat bonnet, and es?
caped through the back yard. A wnrraut
is out lor his arreat.
An injunction has been received at Rich?
mond from Judge Boud restraining the offi?
cers of the State from prosecuting in anotht r
coupon case. At the August term of the
I Loudoun county court, six persons who had
tendered coupons in payment therefor were
I indicted for prosecuting business without
license. Wm. L. Royall at once applied to
l Judge Bond at Baltimore for an injunction
I restraining James B. McCabe, Common
j wealth^ atiorney of Loudoun county, from
1 pro.secuting tho six offenders named, and,
' aa staled, an order from Judge Bond was
' issued enjoining thai officer and all other of
[ licers of the county from prosecuting the i
I parties. An order was also mailed to Com
, monwtalth'A attorney Scott, of Fauquier ,
county, to ohow causo at Richmond Septem
ber 22 why he should not be attached for
contempt in instituting suits under the cou- j '
pon cru?ber act against certain persona in I
defiance of an it-junction issued by Judge
John Thomas Ross, the burker of Balti?
more, condemned to be hung to-day for the
murder of Emily Brown, has been reprieved
until September 9. '.
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
London, Aug. 26.?In an interview with
a representative of the Press to day Mr.
Gladstone in reply to a question as to
whether ho expected to beat the govern
ment to-night said : "No, wo can't expect
to do that."
The government has issued a whip which
specially and earnestly requests the attend?
ance of all its supporters at the session of
the House of Commons to night to vote
upon Mr. Gladstone's mot ion regarding the
proclamation of the national league.
Viscount Doneraile, who was attacked by
hydrophobia resulting from the bite of a tox
received Ins' January, is dead.
The Sharp *'aso.
ALBANY, Aug. ?G.? Governor Hill to day
made an order conveting an extra gen?
eral term of tho Supreme Court on the 7th
day of September to ensure a prompt deci?
sion in the Sharp case.
New York, Aug. 2C?The stay granted
in the Sharp case does not appear to atl'ect
tho old gentleman in the lea.-<t. He slept
no better thau u.-ual and refrains from re?
ferring to tho matter in any way. Gueoi
his counsel concurs iu tho opinion that his
client's mind is failing him.
NEW York, Aug. 2C?A case of yellow
fever was reported to the health depart?
ment to day. A physician from the Bureau
! of Contagious Diseases was sent down to in
| vesligate, but the officials are very reticent.
! Tho case is said to bo on a vessel lying at
; Market street and East river. Tho last case
of yellow fover in this city occurred about
: two years ago.
; Tiirc Clerical Scandal.?Much aston
ishment has been caused by tho announce
I ment that charges of immorality have been
preferred aeainst Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook,
rector of Sc. John's Episcopal church, the
largest aud richest congregation in Eliza
both, N. J., as mentioned in the Oazkttk of
Details of the affair are as follows : Miss
Julia i'oote and her mother, of Elizabeth, N.
J., have for the past six years spent their
summers at Durham, Conn. This summer
tho Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook made his np
pearance tbero, and soon, the good people
of Durham assert, they noticed his famili?
arity with Miss Footo.
The little walks of Mr. Glazebrook and
Miss Footo caused so much talk that three
young men named Atwell, Latham and Ro?
gers followed them last Friday afternoon
and claim that they saw Miss Foote enter
the old cemetery. Here she met Rev. Mr.
Glazabrook. The young men tell the fol?
lowing story :
"We bid behind a gravestone aud saw
the couple iu a compromising position. We
were too much horri?ed to speak at lirst,
but finally shouted. Then Glazebrook
jumped up and started down the bill on a
run. As be jumped a fence he lost his hat,
which is now iu our possession. His com?
panion gathered herself up leieurely, took
up her waterproof and two umbrellas and
nr-ked in a calm manner if there was any?
thing we wauted. and theu started toward
These young men live in Durham, and
their Rtory is believed by nearly every one
residing in that village.
Rev. Mr. Glazebrook earnestly denies tho
tru^i of this ttory and makes the following
"Miss Foote is 10 jeais old. and a com?
municant iu my church ut Elizabeth. She
told me of this pleasant village, and I de?
cided to spend my vacation here,, and so
came to Durham. I was much pleased, and
decided to write a sketch of the place, and
ashed Miss Footo to go with me and make a
sketch of the Fowler lot and the Harriet
"This she was doing with ray assistance, when
the young men shojted. I thought one of my
children might be drowning iu a pond ami I start?
ed toils rescue. As I jumped over the fence a
tennis bat which was in my pocket fell out. I
had another hnt on my head. I was not awaro
that anyone accused mc of anything criminal, aud
can assure jou before tiod that there is no truth
in tho minors."
Mr. Glazebrook stated that hi? wife was perfect?
ly satisfied of hjs innocence. Miss I-'ootc and her
mother had been In consultation with him and
his wife ai to what steps to tako. He telegraphed
Bishop Scarborough last night and demanded an
Olli rial investigation.
Mr. (ilazebiook is about 45 years old and h.is
had fourteen children, six of whom aro living.
Hon. Eustace Gibbon in Trourle.?A
sensation was caused in Cabell county, W.
Vo., Wednesday night, the home of Hon.
Eustace Gibson, who has represented that
district in Congress for two terms, when it
became known that he bad been fined and
sent to jail. Ill feeling has existed for some
timi* between Mr. Uibsou and Judge Mc
Ginnis, of the Circuit Court. A few days ago
Gibson was defending a case in which he is
alleged to have asserted that neither justice
nor law could bo obtained f*-om tho judge or
jury. Yesterday while passing Judge Mc
Ginnis on the street Gibson is alleged to
have called tho Judge a vile nnmo. When
court convened the Judgo had a number of |
witnesses to testify as to the facts staled
above and then lined Gibson $50 and sen?
tenced him to ten days in jail.
Piles, fistula-, rupture and stric?
ture radically rured. Books of particulars
ten cents in stamp'. World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
In this city, Angnst 25th, by Rev. E. F. Bishop,
at the resilience of the bride's parents, Mr jam La
M. DAYI8, of Washington, ?. C, and Miss SA?
RAH o. guubbs, of Alexandria.
DR. C. W. BENSON'S CELERY AND CHAMO
MILE PILLS aro prepared expressly to euro
Headaches and Nervons diseases, and will euro
siny r.v i of either Sick, Nervoti3 or Dyspeptic I
Headache. Neuralgia, Nervousness, Sleeplessness,
Paralysis or Indigestion, no matter how obstinate
>r long-stnnding the ease may be. Prico 50 cents
i bos, postage free to any add i ess. Sold l<y all
Irnggists. Benson Chemical Company, 521
tforth Howard street, Baltimore, Md.
Dr. BENSON'S SKIN CURE FOR ALL SKIN
DISEASES. ang20 eoly
>UBE APPLE VINEGAR for pickling, at
[ftUg24]_J. C. MILBUBN'S.
PURE SPICES, whole :ind ground, for sale by
[aug24j J. C. MILBURN.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
The shooting of blue wings aud .summer
I ducks has commenced on the Susquehanna
Another comet is reported near lot: ?
i nori and is moving slowly easteily. |
visible to the. naked eye.
Two men were seriously injured in Chi
I cago yesterday by the explosiou ol esran
! gas in the cellar of a hou-e.
j Col. A. J. Hitihccck, a Texas Vetorao,
I was burned to death in a fire at ]>
Tex., on Wednesday. He was 72 years <
j and was one of the survivors of the Fam i .
j massacre at Goiiad iu March, 1S37.
Iq consequence of the annexation of Tag
anrog and liostcif to tb? Don Cossack iii
I trie', the Jews residing in those places ! ?\e
j been ordered'to depart for other parts of the
j empire. Many of tbem will emigrate
At Taylor's Driving Paik at Freepe.i
' III., yesterday, Jay-Eye-See made n n iie ,
j t2:1 _The day was unfavorable fur ?(.,
and the track wa-i only iu fair co
The heat under the circumstances i-; .a -
ed as marvelous.
It is said that Hon. G??org< L. th.-tp
United States minist?! to Russia, pi
through Geneva yesterday on Li> way
the United States by way <-l Parin, aud lh ?
upon his arrival here he will lendi r hit n
ignation. The State Department has re
ceived no official intimation of a purpose on
the part of Mr. Lot hrop to resign his pos
Col. P. C. llair.H lias recommended Iber.?
coptanco of the lowest bid?that of$105,00
by a company of Western New York toi
the construction of the new Eastern Dram h
bridge at Washington. All iho other bids
made were in excess of the appropriation
for the purpose, but the one recommit
is within the amount, and is for a dcsi?u
that is in every way acceptable.
An ca-t bound Union Pacific cxpn
plunged through a bridge at Sand Cm k
Col., Wednesday night. The engine
submerged in the Band aud ths engim i
killed. The fireman jumped into the river,
3tuck itito the Band and way tak< o out tin
conscious. An old German woman rushed
out with a lantern and stopped auother
train approaching on the Burlington route
The middle section of the bridge hau htet
By Green & Wise, Auctioneers.
IJUBLICSALE OF VERY DESIBABLE PKOP
NEAR ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA.
Under authority of a ilccroo of the ( ircuitCcu I
of Alexandria county, Virginia, rendered
special term Jane. 1^87, in the suit of lit.;? : :
and wife vs. Biordan aud others, tho subscribers,
as special commissioners, will odor, at public auc
tidn, at the Fairfax street entrance to the Court
room of the Corporation Court of the city of Alex*
andria, Va., ou SATURDAY, September 21,1887,
at 12 o'clock in., the FARM, near said citv, known
as'"SPRING PARK," of which Philip Botch ford
died seized, aud on which he resided.
It contains about 80 acres of land of superior
nuality and in good condition. It is improved
a GOOD BRICK DWELLING HOUSE, a 'MgC
barn, granary, ice house, &c., &c. 'Jh<; igjjj . ,
well watered, is situated just beyon?, the city
limits of Alexandria, about a half ,11Pj? from the
local depot of the Alexandria ___ Washington
Railroad, aud iu character of soil, improvements
ami location is especially -'.usirablo for farming
or trucking purposes.
Terms of Sale: One lip. h of the purchase mom v
ti ho paid in cash; tho residue iu three equal in?
stalments at six, twelve and eighteen months
from the day of sal.., with interest; the purchaser
to give his bonds for the deferred instalments
tho titlo to bo retained until they shall have bceu
fully paid; the buildings to bo kept insuiet in tin
sum of three thousand dollars, at tho least, by 01
at tho cost of tho purchaser, in such form, that, in
case ofloss, the benefit of the policy shall onuro t ?
tho purchase bonds and the property to bo ri s.. d
at tho purchaser's risk, on default in complying
with the terms ul* sale or in the payment of tho
purchase mouey in whola or in part.
s. FERGUSON BEACH, I Special
J>)1L\ M. JOHNSON, ) Commrs
Clerks Otliec, Circuit Court of Alexandria conntj
Botch ford and wife 1
vs. > In chancery.
Biordan ct al. j
I, H. H. Young, Clerk of said Court, do cut is
that 8. Ferguson Beach and John M. Johnson, ap
pointed special commissioners of sale in this cause,
have given bond as such, with approved sccurily,
in the pocalty fixed by iho Court,conditioned and
payable as proscribed by law.
Given under my hind this 2Gib day of August
aug'iti cots II. H. YOUNG, Clerk.
mo CONTRACTORS AND BUILD EDS
Sealed proposals will be received until Septem
bor Ist. 1887, for the REPAIR and EXTENSIOiN
OF THE ARMORY of tha Alexandria Light In?
fant ry per plans and specifications prepared ly
Glenn Brown, erij., architect It is proposed tu
extend the building to cover the lot oh the aonlli,
The plans and specifications can be seen at the
residence of Mr. Brown daily piior to 8 o'cla !; a
iu. and after 7 o'clock p. m.
The right is reserved to reject fiiiv and .-ill bids.
GEO. A. MUSHBACH,
aug21td Captain Commanding A. L 1
NOTICE?In pursaance of an order of the
stockholders'mooting, held May -Ith, IS87
an ASSESSMENT OF FIVE DOLLARS PEK
SHARE of the VIRGINIA MARBLE COMPANY
is hereby called for, to bo paid September lOih,
1887, to II. F. Carter, jr. Treasurer, at Middle
burg, Loudoun county, Va.
aug'2-t 10t H.D.B. NORRIS, President
SPORTING GOODS. GUNS, &c.?Wo aronon
receiving our s eek of Paper Shells, Gun-.
Piiiuers, Wads, &<:., to which we invite tbo atten?
tion of the public. Prices low and goods lirs.i
class. JAS. F. CARLIN -SONS,
:iil!l---> New No. ."> 1 ."> Kim? St.. \ levanii rm.
WOOBBUE.VS SARVES' I'A TIC NT BUGGY
and CABBIAGE WHEELS are Hiebest. They
cost a trille more, but you get the worth < f your
money. For r.alc by
JAS. F. CARLIN .v SONS,
ail!!'-!:! New No. .'115 Kim; St. Alexandria.
RED WARRIOR and LIGHT HOR>E MARRi
CHOPPING AXES, Diaston's Patent Cro
Cut Saws, Wood Saws, BROAD AXES and M.
chanlcs' Tools generally, in great variety.
JA8. F. CA Ii I. IN .v soN:-;
atiglS Alcxandiia. Va.
rTUlE ENTEBP?JSE MEAT CHOPPER i
X b<st; decs not grind tho meat, like othoi
cutters, but CHOPS IT. It is useful formal.}
purposes ALL THE YEAR ROUND In preparing
chicken salad, leef lea, mince meat, hash, <sc.
For sale by .1 AS. F. CARL1N S< >NSf
novtt Alexandria. Va.
I)BEECH AND MUZZLE-LOADING SHOT
} (!UNS. the. largest and best assortment wo
have ever bad and :'t lower prices; also Papel
Shells of all gradep, Wads, Caps. Belts and Canvas
Coats, It v.ill psy purchasers to call and sec us.
JAS. F. CARLIN 4EON8,
oct2S Al"\-andria. Va.
jfjlROM AUCTION?1 package of ENGLISH
F PRINTED CHAMBER S EPS, t wr. d ecor at ion s
and four color*; very handsome an-1 at only
S3.25 per set of lO.pieces Also a few sets of
SLIGHTLY DAMAGED GOODS at each. A
rare barg.tin. Call early Mid get tho pick of them
_t iml,M F. .I. MILLER, SON & CO.'S.
CJHEEP DIP, Sago, Ground Sage, Diamond
? Dyes. Fitcbe'a Pocket Scales, Hood's Sarsapa
rill*, W?rncr'? Kidney and X.ivcr Cnrc, lirowa'a
iron Bitters, Volioa Cordial, Pratt's Astral Oil,
uad Sweet Maioram?a large sopjdy just received,
deel E. S. LEADBEATEB & BBO.
'ITOMATO CATSUP, t how Chow, Mixed Mus
J_ tard a d Mixed Pickles in bulk, for salo in
inantities to suit by
dovlS _____ J. C. MILBURN.
I) ANTS CUT, patent-stayed and rein forced-seat
DRAWERS made from best perperal drill, at
myl_ AMOS B. SLAYMAKEB'S.