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VYF.hN'ESOAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 14.
TttK CONVENTION of Ihe thirteen otigiiial
Statep, after adopting and promulgating Ihe
exislingConsiitution, adjourned ia Philadel
pfaia on tho 17th of Septembor, 17S7. 'The
centennial of tbat event will be celebrated
in Philadelphia to-morrow and on tbo two
eucceeding days. A century is only a short
lime in tue life of a nation. Bacon gave the
first blow for liberty in Virginia more than
one hundred years before Washington gave
tho second, and the successful one. But
the first century of the existing government
of this country has been a most eventful
oue. During it 13 poor and weak common?
wealths have grown into OS rich and pow?
erful States, and 3,000:000 of people
to Gd.000,000 ; discoveries have beeu made
in the arts and sciences that have revolu
lionized the world; and a civil war has been
waged that devastated one eu'ire half of the
country, aud f-ubverttd not only its system
of lubor, but the whole social system ofthat
half, and from the effects of which it is still
?iullrriuir., but is relieving itself by phenom?
enal thrift, enterprise and industry. Wheth?
er at the expiration of the century that com?
mences Saturday tho hi centennial of the
Constitution will be celebrated u beyond
human kon, but it Is vain to deny that tho
signs of the limes are not auspicious of snch
an event. _
Tjik t.'oLi.Kcrou of customs and the post
master at Bostou having refu*td lo give the
democratic comraitteo of that city list *. of ihe
emp'oyees in t! eir respective oflietH, nppii
cation wan made for the tame fo the Treas?
ury and Postcffice Departments at Wash?
ington. The required lists were forwarded
at oucf. Nearly all tho t.niues on the in are
those of republicans. The matter will be
brought to the attention of the coming
State democrutic convention of Massachu?
setts. The fact that the demand was grant
ed at Washington, the headquarters of (ho
civii service commission, after laiug refused
at Boston, und grunted, too, though I ho ob?
ject for which it was made?the removal of
republican oflici holders?was well known,
looks hs if the approach of (he next national
democratic convention Imp induced ut lenst
two of the government departments lo con?
ceive the idea that the demands oftbo pro
pie by whom tbe administration was elect
?d are entitled to some consideration.
1 v 'I'llk President bo independent enough
of his party to appoint many republicans lo
offic\ and to retain many more in office,
neither he nor any of tho democrats who
applaud suoh action can, with any degree
of justice or consistency, complain of tho o
members of (heir parly who, not b.-ing able
to abide such action, may, in the coming
election, manifest their disapprobation of ii
by beiug equally as independent,<i:id voting
for republicans. For the good of the State,
however, and for thnir own good, it is boped
that the Virginia democrats may not he
"better than their party," and that no one
of them may lose faith in the cause because
thing* aro not going on toPtii: them exactly;
for they may test as-ured that no matter
how bad some of the democratic hadern
may !;.? all of, those of tho republicans
ere a great deal worse.
Somk of Ihe republican newr-papers de?
nounce Most, tho annrchist, for presuming
to apply for citizenship, but refusing to take
an oath to support the laws of Ihe country,
if, in his opinion, those laws aro not tight.
But Mr. Most is leas inconsistent and has
more regard for the obligations of au oath
than the men who created the republican
party, for they said the constilution they
had sworn to obey was a league with hell,
and tbat they were bound by a '"higher
law" than any human enactment?tho law
of their own conscience.
The MoVr mknt for the construction of a
broad and graded avenue f.-om the south end
of the proposed bridge acro.-s Ihe Potomac
at Arlington, through Alexandria, to Mount
Vernon must, if successful, prove highly ad?
vantageous tc this city and to all its inter,
eats. It is hoped therefore that tbe meeting
to stimulate that moviment to he held at
the Opera Houhu here to-morrow afternoon
may be well attended, and that every (hing
may be done tba!. Alexandria aud her citi?
zens can do toward achieving tho desired
[Special Correspondence of the Alexa. Gazkttk]
Wabuington. D. C, Sept. 14.1SS7.
As stated iu this correspondence yester?
day, an octoroou named Marie L. Mason, a
clerk in the land office for the past nine
years, resigned her office, and in company
with her daughter, went to Wyoming Ter?
ritory, where she intends to reside in the
future. She was well-known to many Al?
exandrians. She was the daughter of Wm.
Slade, the confidential valet of President
Lincoln, in whom the President placed the
utmost confidence. Slade was a quadroon,
and had one child, a daughter so fair as to
show no traoe of her negro parentage. She
grew to be a beautiful w oman, and was left
considerable property by her father, who
died shortly alter the war. She married a i
smart, clever octoroon from Virginia uamtd
Mason, who claimed to have the blood of I
the immortal George Mason in his veius. In !
the reconstruction era he went lo Arkansas,
and was elected State senator. He died
during his term and left one daughter who !
has develop.d u.i,. H talented woman, has 1
Btudiel paiuniiu in Europe, and has just re
turned to make her homo in ihe \Vtsr wjtt, !
A republican from tbe Valley of Virginia
here to-day, saysiiou. M-thonedid notehow
much wisdom iu prosecuting hid suit against
Senator Riddleberger, in the Grst place, be?
cause it wa-< impossible for him to have
made anything out of it, and in the second,
because it has created a feeling of sympathy
for Riddleberger among many tepublic
uns who were not friendly to him, but who
look upon him now iu the light of a perse?
cuted man. Ho says tho General ueeds all
the votes he can get it that section, hut that
by this suit be has needlessly lost many.
Tho work of constructing tho iron free
b: idge across i he Potomac on the piers of the
old A exaudriu canal aqueduct progresses
very slowly. Twenty feet of sloue abut?
ment at the south end of the bridge bave
yet to be built, and not a pjece of the iron
for the bridge has yet been received. The
contract time for the completion of the
bridge expires next mouth, but as tho work
can not oe finished then, that time will
of course have to be extended.
It is said at the government departments
beretbat a3 nearly all the clerks therein are
lepublicansit will he intimated to all the
clerks that attention to the olScial business
will bo mote satisfactory to the heads of
the departments than trips home to vote at
thefall elections;bot that the republicauclerks
believe the next administration will be re?
publican, and are afraid'not to go home to
vote, lest that fact may hi made tho cause
of their discharge if a republican President
The gentleman whom the democratic ex?
ecutive committee of Virginia hasengaged to
prepare a report of Gen. Mauone's Congres?
sional record husalmost completed that work.
He says the General's bargain ami sale
when he entered the Seuate, hi-i defeat of
the propesition to repeal the statute prohib?
iting ex-Confederates from holding commis?
sions in the army, and his course in the Dan?
ville "massacre" case are not at all calcu?
lated to make him popular either with the
democrats of Virginia or with the right
thinking republicans oi that State.
Ex-Representative Brady of Virginia is in
the city to day. lie says be i-) induced by
the fuel tiitt- GeneralMabone hascommenc
ed to put out money so early in the earn
paign, to believe that he has a laige sum foi
campaign purpose?, and has probably re
ceived some from Senator Stanford of Caii
fornia, who may probably want a frieml it
the fifty first congress. Mr. Brady says tht
General is bent on being .Mr. Kiddleborger'i
successor i'.; the Senate, and that he will re
Boit to all the means in bis power to attair
The amount of -11 per cent, undue bond:
offered to the government to day was ove;
live million. The lowest offer was 1.08. I
is understood that about tour million will b<
Representative Taulbcs, of Kentucky
democrat, who was at the Capitol to-day
don't hesitate tu say his if President Cleve
land be renominaUd, the democrats will In
in great danger of losing that State. H<
mado this statement whilo conversing witl
two other Congressmen from other States
neither of whom agreed with him.
Secretary Bayard is evidently in no gooi
mood about the resignation of Assistan
Secretary Porter. He says Mr. Porte
was appointed at his instance, hut resignec
t:t bis own, and if there are any reasons fo;
his resignation be should state them. It i:
generally believed that the difficulty be
tween the two gent lernen arose from th<
Canadian fishery question.
Cols. Coward in and Joe Lane Sterne, aides ti
(!ov. I<ce, of Virginia, passe i through hero to-daj
for Philadelphia, where they will moot theGov
ernor when he shall arrive on a later train. Thej
report the democrat) of Richmond as in improve!
Spirit*,and seem ti> think the democrats will sue
reed iu electing thoir legislative ticket thereriosi
November. A private letter received here fan
Richmond i aj fi il< uiocratic clubs arc being formet
all over the city, and that many members of tin
party who left it and joined the labor party lac
year have come back, and that with hard worl
and no more foolishness four democratic ruemben
of the b cjalaturo will be elected.
No Pack. -The attempt yesterday, n.
staled in t,,? Gazktte, to sail tho first tria
race between the Volunteer and Mayflowei
ended in failure, owing to want, of wind
The judges decided that the next race wil
be railed to-morrow over a course twent}
miles to windward and return outsido o
Sandy Hook. The Thistle, though not ir
the race, came r.ul from her moorings as the
racers were about to start yesterday, anc
with the help of a breeze that the others die
not get passed both a half mile from tb<
start. Then the Volunteer passed her ant
the Mayflower caught up on her. lJurinf
the first hour of tho race tho Scotch boal
passed both tho American bloop-5. In lurr
they bath passed her, and although th<
Thistle soon afterward set a balloon jil
the Volunteer cud Mayflower left hci
away behind. At the !> iniio buoy they were
inon- than two miles away from tho Thistle
which was then sailing straight out to sen
with the yacht Atlantic, with more wine
than was felt ii..-ide. While this brees?
blow the Atlantic held her own, but wher
comparative calm set in, tho Thi.-dlu walket
away from her.
coort OF Ari'kals at stalls'ton, 13tH.
Dillard vs. Dunlop. Order ot coutinuanc!
sot aside and (lie caso submitted.
Wittf-jtdministraior, vs. Warwick. Arguet
Johnson, administrator, vs. Bichmond ant
Alleghany Railroad. On motion remover
Ayr6s, administrator, vs. Ricbmoud am'
Danville Railroad Company. On motion ie
moved to Richmond.
Jordan vs. Cunningham. Continued bj
Mchane vs. Harris. Continued and a wril
of cerliorari awarded.
Carr, administrator, vs. Mortis Con
Perkin vs. Jones. Continued.
Wal Hey vs. Shenandoah Iron, Land, and
Mineral-Mining Company. Argued by R,
S. Parks and submitted.
Kennerly vs. Swarlz Continued.
Walker vs. Grryson. Continued.
Richardson vs. Sewers. Continued.
The Court agreed to six the L'Oth ir.stant
to hear specially the nasool the Washington,
Ohio and Western Railroad Company vs.
Cazenove and tho county of Clarke.
SUICIDK.?-The dead body of Hugo von
Hi-ur was yesterday morning found HoatiDg
in the canal about a quarter of a mile this
sido of the Chain btidgo. To the pockets of
the dead man were, a f?jw articles, a memo?
randum book in which were some notes iu
German and n note addressed to Herr Wie?
nand. He also left a ictter iu bis room in
Mr. Wiegand's house saying he was tired of
lite and intended to commit suicide. The
deceased belonged to a noble family in Ger?
many, and hr.il left that country on account
of trouble with his wife.
Twenty live years ngo John Grundy, of
Philadelphia, was one of tho most expert,
and prosperous of tho marble cutters of that
city. Then he wentiplo politic?, was sue
cessful, and was elected Alderman fur sev?
eral terms Then he took to drinking, lost
his oflice anil tiis finplovmont, and occarno
a rau' picker, and his wife was it rrw sorter
until she t> ?t ame Mind mid went fo the poor
house. The mi her day be et-aggered into j
his garret with a whiskey bottle, and four
days later his .lead and decomposed body j
was found l>ic? on the hed where be had !
The wife of T. E. Saur.dora. of Warreu
too, died Saturday.
The heat at Norfolk yesterday was severe,
aud one man was prostrated.
Ex-Secretary of War Bilknap is said to
bare spent the summer in retirement at
Powhu-an 0. H.
The prohibition convention at Stauntou
yesterday nominated H. E. Lyle and M. K.
Fultz. two prominent citiz?ns of Augusta
county, as candidates for the Legislature.
Tbe party propose making a vigorous can?
In a fight in Norfolk yesterday between
'longshoremen George Scott was desperate
ly cut in half a dozen places with a cotton
hook in the hands of August Gaines, who
Qed from the city. Tbe condition of Scott
Mrs. Holme?, wife of Professor George F.
Holmes, of the University of Virginia, died
at Charloltesville Monday night after a
lingering illness. Mrs. Holmes was a daugh?
ter of the elder Governor Floyd, and Fister
of John E. Floyd, who was Secretary of War
under President Buchanan.
Gov. Lee left Richmond this morning for
Philadelphia lo attend the centennial cele?
bration. He is accompanied by Cols. John
Hampton H?ge and C. O'B. Cowarden, of
his staff; Mr! Waller, his private eecretary ;
Gen. Cbas. J. Anderson, biisadier-general
cf the Stale militia, aud Cel. Jo. Lane Stern,
Mr. J. R. Bryan, sr , died at the Universi?
ty of Virginia yesterday, aged 8:2 years. He
was a son of Joseph Brynn, sr., member of
tbo United States Seuate, and an intimate
friend of John Randolph, of Roanoke, who,
upon the Senator's death, adopted his son
as his own. He married a niece of Mr.
Randolph, Misa Elizabeth Coulter. Ho leaves
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Most, the auaichist, tried to got a certifi?
cate of naturalization hut the New York
? official to whom Most applied for a certtli
cate declined to issue him ono on the
? ground that he would not undertake to
obey the laws.
Go v. Gordon, of Georgia, yesterday signed
> the wine room bill, which imposes a tai
? of $10,000 on all wine rooms. Under the
i local option law wiuo rooms were permit?
ted, but this heavy tax will legislato them
i outjof existence.
The damage done by tbe recent rains in
Arizona ia tho greatest ever suffered by the
; Southern Pacific, and it will cost not less
than two hundred thousand dollars to re
> pair tho road. No trains east or west have
? arrived at Tucson since Thursday.
' Tno District of Columbia Commissioners
J yesterday wrote to Vice President Spencer,
, of tho Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad, statiug
that the "V existed only by sufferance,
' aud that the uso of the " Y" must be in con
I fortuity with the order of the ISth nit. or
tho alternative will bo the removal of the
Between seventy five and one hundred
f young ladies of Atlanta, Ga , and vicinity
l have agreed to form a mounted escort to
President. Cleveland and wife on the occa
s Fion of their visit to I ho Piedmont fair at
that place. The Atlanta Constitution says
j this feature alone will attract the young
men and widowers by the thousands.
The way freight and accomodation pas
I seuger Irain on the Port Royal and Western
. Carolina Railroad fell into the canal near
, Augusta, (Ja., yesterday. Nine freight cars
i were demolished, causing a loss of about
I $20,000. Tho accident whs caused by a
I loose wheel striking an abutment of the
' bridge and knocking it down. No one was
. sei iously hurt.
. A correspondent of tho Baltimore Ameri<
I can writes: "Leesborg is tho county seat ol
. Loudoun county. It lies at the eastern base
of the Catoctin mountains, one and a-Lall
[ miles from ths Potomac river at Ball's BIulI,
, and forty miles from Washington. The
f 'own was established in 1758, and has a
i population of over two thousand. The
) streets are well lighted and paved. It has
I two newspapers?the Mirror, edited by Mr.
I B. P. Sht-ets.aud the FPaaAumtontan.edited by
i Cant. W. B. Lynch. There are six churches
1 of various denominations. There are two
; free schools, for white and colored children,
; aud two female academies. Leeaburg is one
i of the most healthful places in the Union,
i and its citizens are hospitable,
i Tho Loudoun Live Stock Exhibition Aa
? socialiou holds a fair and cattle show an
t nnally there, which is numerously at
, tended and well supported. The fair
. opened ye.-terday under Haltering pros
I peels, and will continue three days.
! Mr. E, 15. Harrison is the president,
i and Mr. W. D. HempFtono, secretary of the
I association. There will be lunning, trotting
and hurdle races. The clerk of the races
is Thomas Swann, grandson of the late Gov
. ornor SwBiin, of Maryland. The judges of
ihe races are Dr. C. S. Carter, son in law of
; the late Gov. Swann : Col. Edmund Berkely,
J. B. Beverley, H. G. Dulnny, jr., Reverdy
I Daingarfield aud V. W. Power.
Tho premium lists are fuller than ever be
I fore, and thero is a handsome display of
I farm products, agricultural novelties and
line work in the needle line by the fair la
dies of the county. The poultry depart?
ment shows that tho Virginia people are
adepts in raising barnyard fowls. No
wheels of fortune or fakirs are permitted on
the fair grounds.
The attendance for the opening day of the
fair, conFidering the unpleasant morning,
was very large. Among the prominent per?
sona on the ground were Hon. John S. Bar
hour and Hon. John Goode.
A Minister Cowhided.?At Rock Hill,
I S. C, Rev. E. G. Price, a Methodist minis
tor, was publicly cowhided Monday, by J.
P.. Johnson for circulating scandalous stories
about Johnson's sister. Friends of both par?
lies have (aken up the quarrel, and further
and more serious trouble is anticipated.
Price started for North Carolina at night to
got married. Johnson will follow ou tho
same trnin, and, it is believed, will force
him to fight. Pxico is pa-tor of a country
church six miles from Rock Hill. Johnson
is a member of one of the most respected
families of tho town.
Horrible Crime.?Washington Glenn, a
Free Methodist preacher at Parkston,
Dak., was lodged in jail in Hutchinson
county, last week, charged with assault
on hin own IG year-old daughter. The
sheriffof Hutchinson county received a dis
patch to remove the prisoner to prevent vi
] olence, nnd Gleun reached Yankton Sunday j
and was placed in jail. He confesses to the [
attempt on his daughter, but says he failed.
He has a wife and another child. There is j
gruat excitement in Hutchinson county. j
Give Ely's Cream Itnlm a Trial.
This justly celebrated reniody for the cure of
catarrh, hay fever, cold in the head. &c, ran lie
obtained of any reputable druggist and may be i
relied upon as a safe and pleasant remedy for tho ,
altove complaints, and will give immediate relief. !
It is not a liquid, snnfT or powder, fits no offen?
sive odor and can bt> used at any tim:> with good
results, as thousands can tc-stify, amoug them
some of tho attaches of this offico.?Spirit of the '
TImcs May 21), 188G. '
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Fairfax llemoerntic Convention.
[By Telephone t > the Gazette ] ?
Fairfax C. H., Sept. 14.?At the denio
cralic Convention belt! here to tiny Dr. J. R.
Simpson was nominated by ucelamation for
the House of Delegates.
The Anarchists to Hung.
Ottawa, 111.. Sept. 14.?The Supreme
Court this morning delivered an opinion iu
the anarchist case, affirming the judgment
of tbe court below. The execution is to
take place November 11 between 9 aud 4
Killed with an Axe.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 11.?Charles Cole
and Jacob Sterner are farmers near New
Washington, Claik county, Ind. Both are
prominent church members and their pro?
perty is probably the finest in that part of
the country. They hsd always boon warm
frienda until last Saturday when they trad
ed mulea aud Cole got tho worst of the har
gain. Late yesterday afternoon Sterner
was passing the residence of Cole and stop?
ped to "peak to one of the family. The lat?
ter was out feeding some stock behind the
ham aud cailod to Steiner. Tho visitor
went insido tho barn with Cole, and in
about two minute?, one of the farm hands
heard an agonized scream from that direc?
tion. Hurrying to the barn, he .=aw Cole
coming out of the door with hia hands cover?
ed with blood. He did not look up as the
farmhand pasaed him.aud, mountings horse,
rode away at a gallop. Hurrying down lo
the barn, tho family found Sterner just out.
side a Stall lying on the lloor with the blood
streaming from a terrible cut in the side of
his head and a blood stained axe lying near
him. He waa still alive, but respiratiou
waa hardly perceptible. An examination
showed that the injured man's skull was
cruahed in a horrible manner and tbo doc?
tor at once pronouueed the case hopeless.
Wheu Sterner's family were apprised of the
calamity which bad befallen them they
rang the great bell iu the rear of Iheir house
and in an hour ft My a score of farmers had
gathered about the place, and iu a short
iime they were scouring tho country for Ihe
assassin. All day they have looked for him,
bat can find no trace. The whole country
for miles around is excited, and ahould Cole
be caught he will undoubtedly be lynched.
New York Republicans.
Saratoga, N. Y? Sept. 14.?Full delega?
tions to tbe republican convention arrived
during hist night. Consultations respecting
nominations and organiz ition continued til!
near midnight. Senators Evarts and His
cock declined to bo considered aspirants for
the chairmanship of the convention and both
agreed to urgo Seth Low for chairm.au pro
tem and Warner Miller for permanent chair?
man. Tlie State committee, after Mr. Mil?
ler acquiesced in this arrangement, so voted.
The platform will be temperate but ng^rea
Bive, arraigning tho democratic pirty for
shortcomings and asserting the necessity of
1 republican restoration, declaring for protec?
tion and that tho tariff laws when ehang-d
shall be changed by their friends, approv?
ing tho temperance legislation of last win
ter, attacking IVtside-nt Cleveland for his
faithlessuess to civil service reform and
Gov. Hill for Ids vetoes, declaring for ad?
vanced civil service reform, improve'
ment iu tho tax law, cheap transporta
tion, pure primaries and elections and aym
patbizing with Irish home rule. The
ticket ia shaping as follows : Secre
tary of State. Fred D Grant, of New
York; Comptroller, Jesse Lameroux, of
Saratoga; Stale Treasurer, James H. Car
michae), of Eiie ; State Eogineerj Perry H
Cornell, of Tompkins. Promptly at uoon
the Gt?3 delegates met in tho Casino rink and
the convention was called lo order, and af
ter prayer tbe Hon. Seth Low assumed tho
temporary chairmanship and addressed the
convention. At 1:10 the convention took a
recess until 4 o'clock.
London, Sept. 14.?The Standard this
morning says: "The government will make
a fatal blunder if thev defeut tho purpose of
the law by converting imprisonment under
the crimes act or any other act into a term
of honorable and easy deteution. .If Mr.
O'Brien claims to bo a martyr ho cannot
exppcL to be an elegant recluse."
Berlin, Sept. 14 ?The North German
Gazette advocates heavy duties on imported
fish, lo protect the German industry.
Agram, Sept. 14 ?Major Tomislics und
Captain Schmidter'havo been arrested for
wholesale swindling in the commissary of
tho Hungarian Honveds. Capt. Schmidter
subsequently hanged himself in prison.
London, Sept. 14 ?It is rumored that
changes are about to ho made in tho French
Ministry, M. Ronvier, who meeta with dif?
ficulty in the financial situation, being de?
sirous of resigning.
KOEHLER, Mich, Sept. 14.?The forest j
fires io this vicinity are ajjain raging as bad- j
ly a3 over, and if a lona;, soaking rain does
not eomo soon this section will not havo left j
a standing tree. The road leading east from ?
here ia blocked by fulling limber, piled at j
some points to n height of 15 fjet, while not ?
a line of the road is entirely clear. About i
thirty acres of Ilm finest hardwood timber,
owned by Senator T. W. Palmer, is entirely \
swept clean, while H. L. Koehler has lost j
twenty acres of the same valuable timber. !
At night the sky is illuminated as far as the
eye can see, while lh:< smoke is suffocating
and tho crash of the falling tirabar. is deaf?
ening. It ia a great good fortune that this
section is sparsrdy settled. Heavy fires aro
also reported from tho Black Lake region.
The Sharp Case.
New York-, Sept. 11?Mr. Bourke Cock
ran this morning concluded his argument
before, ihe special ;es-i.m cf Court called to i
hear the Sharp ctaa, and at 11 o'c'ock the 1
heariug was closed.
Kyle, Tex., Sept. 14.?News reached
here last night that tho Lockhar; aud Luling
stage, carrying the mails, had been robbed
by three masked highwaymen. There were
only three passengers iu the binge, all of
whom were made to surrender their va'ua
bles at the points of revolvers. Even the
driver was relieved of his watch. The mail
pouches were left untouched. It is gen?
erally believed that tho robbera belong to
the- gang of traiu robbers who were run to
cover last Saturday near tho iittlo town of
Mnnchara, below Austin. It is known that
at least three of tho band broke through the
cordon of officers at Manohaca and escaped
unharmed, os they stole fresh horses about
fifteen miles from that placa. A pofse of
citizens left here last evening to guard all
roads leading toward Mexico in the hope
of capturing the daring highwaymen.
QrjlNCY, IP., Sept. 14.?Fire last night iu
tho extensive plaoing mill of Peter H. Mey?
er destroyed the mill, a large lumber yard
aud a one story dwelling, all belonging to Mr
Meyer. Number 5 engine hotwe, a two story
brick building, and a brick dwelling were
also destroyed. The Harnes then passed to
the large lumber yard belonging to J. W.
Seldemao, and beforo they couid be con
trolled, tho sheds and contents were destroy?
ed. P. H. Meyer's loss is fully $25,000, with
about $.\000 insurance. The total loss will
reach fully $40,000; insurance not known.
B. A O. IS. K.
BALTiMORE.Sep.M ?The regular monthly
meeting of the beard of directors of the
Baltimore and (>hio railroad company was
held to-day at tho company's cflicei. Mr.
William F. Euros presided. Mr. Burns
-tated that the syndicate which is buy five
million of tho consolidated main linn mort
i gago bonds and li vo millions of tho preferred stock,
I was not in the interest of any other corporation
jfand that tho mauagemeut of the Baltimore and
Ohio company would be as free as ever from the
? domination of any rival of competitive interest.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
Lbadvillk, Col., Sept. 14.?A coustruc
tiou train on the Aspen extension of the
Midland road, consisting of an engiue, two
cars of railroad iron and 2S7 track layers,
was derailed near Lake Ivanhoo yesterday
morning. The cars were turned completely
over, burying the men under the iron, kill?
ing four and seriously injuring sixty one.
The engineer aud fireman escaped injury.
Death of Gen. Werder.
Berlin, Sept. 14.?General August von
Werder, who commanded tho third army
orps of the Crown Princo of Prussia's com?
mand in the Franco Germau war and who
completely defeated the French under Gen.
Bourbaki, is dead. Ho had just entered his
Tftli year. .
Death ol'Capt. Fulzweiler.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 14 ?A Bpecial
from Findlay, Ohio, says that Capt. Joseph
F. Futzweiler, assistant sergeant at arms of
the national House of Representative-", died
at that place yesterday.
Gen. ^Ballone Assails }Ir. Dnrbonr.
Gen. Mahone has written a letter iu re?
sponse to one written by Hon. John S. Bar
hour about seveu weeks ago, wherein Mr.
Barbour deprecated the possibility of a re?
turn of the State government to the coutrol
of what he termed tho Mahono dynasty
Gen. Mahono, in his reply, says if in saving
that tho debt, question ought not to bo eve
rytbing in Virginia Air. Barbour had told
us that he wanted to eucceed Mr. Riddleber
n-r in tho Senate of the United State.! he
would have revealed what in his mind is
the paramount stake in the full elections,
und no would perhaps havo disclosed the
full measure of his couceru, not only in this
important election, but all the concern be
bus iu the fortunes and welfare of the peo
plea of this Commonwealth. In warning
and attempting to frighten the people with
the dire evils that might result from the
"Mahone dynasty," Mr. Barbour, Mahone
gat, s, justifies and provokes a plainly spokeu
review of tho record of himself and his
own dynasty. If Mr. Barbour can point
out, Mahone continues, any service he has
over rendered this Slate iu or outside of
her borders he will tell us where he
was during all the trials, hardships and sac
rificea of tho Virginia people in the war
between I ho Keclions. II he will tell what
share or part he bore iu that'couflict which
furnishes the crucial test of loyally and de
l votion to Virginia and nor people, be will
I till a page of history that ha* so far been
: a blank. If be will tell what part he bore
! in tho earnest efforts of our people for the
restoration of the State to the Cnion, he
j will be obliged to say that he did nothing,
i unless, as was stated in that day,
he favored Wells for Governor. If be
will tell what eervico be ever ren
doted iu the development of the material
resources of Virginia in the advancement of
I her cities, he will be obliged to own that as
I the mere in. urehead of (he Virginia Midland
I Railroad he subordinated every agency and
j power of that corporation, and every inter?
est dependent upon it to the dictation of the
j B. aud O. R. R. and to the interests of
! Baltimore, and that the deserted wharves
! and diiupidatedconditionof Alexandria stand
' a lamentable monument to bis appreciation
(of Virginia and his lidelity to (be welfare of
I her people. If asked to point o?T what measure
! emanating from hi9mind of genius tending to the
i benefit of Virginia is to bo found in tho journals j
j of the State Legislature or of tho House of Bcp
I resentatives at Washington he will ho obliged to
say : "I can point to nooo other than the Ander?
son-Met 'ormick election law." Six years in Con?
gress and not one single measure of which bo is
tne author for the benefit of tho State can Lo
Gen. Mahono taunts Mr. Batbour that he has not
resided in Virginia, but in Washington, since the
close of tho war, and asks: "Can such citizsusbip
as this in xny honest and constitutional sense con?
fer a right to represent any part of the people of
the State in Congress, and was thero ever an in?
stance before this caso of Mr. Barbour in which a
representative has ever satin Congress who did
not re-ally have his homo in the borders of any
State? 1 submit that there is no aet or servico in
all .Mr. Harbour's relations with Virginia which
warrants bis attempt to impeach the loyalty of
tho humblest of our real citi/.eus to tho Comuton
He concludes his letter as follow* in reference
to the di k :
' My judgment is that the peoplo of the Stato.
especially tho e classes who are tirod of the hard
times and low prices of labor and products, ?i<"
tind it more aud more diliicult to make backle
and tongue meet ijfter each year's labor is over?
and more especial!) ti oso who manage the bu*i
uesi interests of the State,?are all weary and
heartily tick of the shiftless, scnsele-s dickering
with tho det't question which the democrati'- man
agera have been carrying on f.>r a long series of j
> ears, with im other rosult than failure, shame!
and dishonor. 1 lie!ievo that the great bnly if
nur people, all but tho o who make trade of Ibis .
disturbing question, and who would keep it tor-,
ever open as a political i sauf for the tolo purpose
ofreUiniiigpoweranilpif.ee for themselves, are
deeply anxious that the question shall
settled t'niHlly and c uclusivcly. I will not
believe that the poop!.; of Virginia won Id ? ;?
] any other settlement than one which sqaarcly as
I suuies th'.' paynieut of what Is e?itiitahly due from
the old State on the debt, and such rata ofititcn -;
as the res urces of the Slate will ainird, w
trenching upon the means necessary'to li. ? -
port of her schools, her lite: ary and charitable in
j stitntions and an efficient administration . : !.,
"I kuow as well aa 1 can know any yet in.. .; -
? eluded question, that settlement maybe
ou this oasis: for the road is open, and ni
(reditor nor debtor cau object to such a settle
meat; provided it be entered upon in good f,.;j.
and with an honest purpose of arriving at au hon?
orable conclusion. My hope is that the
may not despair, and. * v appeals to passiou atd
prejudice, be hurried thoughtlessly into tbi mi
urcless ruin of :epu?liation."
MONETARY AND C()MMK!;r;.\|..
New Yobk, September 14.?There was a litth
! more animation at the opening of the stock .
! ktt this morning, but pricei wero weak an I
c?uoj from yesterday's Snal figures of from >,
'? per cent, generally. The market sals qijpx-i
became very dull, but recovered a portion of :
looses sustained. There wss no further feature
developed, and at 11 o'clock the market was very
dull ai.d steady to firm, generally at sraa? fr.;
lions under first prices. Money easy at 0.
Baltimobe, Sej 1.14.?Virginia 6s cousolidai
with coupon 49; pest-due coupous O.'l; now :t
G3^j : 10-40s with coupons 37'.j bid to-day.
WHOLESALE PRICES OF PBODUCESEPr, I ;
Flour. Sue. f2 25 fa 2 30
Suporniio. 2 7? fa 3 00
Extra. ... ... 50 fa 3 :>i<
Family. 410 fa 4 60
Fancy brands. 4 ">!? fa 550
Wheat, Longbcrry. 0 75 do 080
Fultr. 0 74 fa 0 7 s
Mixed. 0 75 fa (?7!?
Fair Wheat. 0 70 fa 072
Damp aud tough. 0 00 fa OOS
Corn, white. 0 f>l fa 0 5(j
Yellow. 0 54 ii. OnS
Corn Meal. 0 55 (1; (Ct.
Rye. 045 fa 050
Oats, new. 0 'J*- ig u::::
Hotter, Virginia prim<. 0 20 (a, (>?_??_'
Common to middling... 012 uu 015
Eggs. 018 fa 0 20
Live Chickens. 010 fa Oil
Veal Calves. >'? 4 <* <>
Irish Potatoes per bushel... 050 <ct 060
Onions. 1 10 (3 1 25
Dried Peaches; pooled.... o 7 wj 0 H
" " uupeeled.... 0 1 fa 0 r>
CJiarrias. Oil fa 015
Dried AyjUtt. 0 :t fa 0 :
Bacon?Hams, country. OlS^fis 014
Best sugar cured Hams. 0 13^1 fa 0 i ?
Butchers' Ham^. 0 l.'Dy fa 0 14
Breakfast Bacon. 0 11 \ fa 0 ii ',
Sugar-cured Shoulders. 0 m fa o 8ht
Bulk shoulders. 0 " Lj fa <> 7
" lg. el. aides . f> fa <? !?'..
" fat backs. 0 H \ fa o :<
" bollies. ?> 9*j 1st 010
Baron Shoulders. :? 7 fa 0 71.?
" Sidos. ? lO'-i fa 0 LOVj
Lard. 0 7J., fa 0 8
Smoked Beef.. 0 15^ fa 11 10
Sugars?Brown. " 5Vj fa U ."?"-,
OlfA. 0 ?! fa 0 0L.,
Conf.Standard a. 0 U'iU 0 0\
Gr&uulatod. 0 6% fa t) 6*|
Co?'ocs?Rio. Ol!? fa 0 22
LaGauyra. 0 22 u Q24
Java. 0 25 fa 0 28
Molasses B. S. O 15 fa 0 10
C. B. 0 17 fa 0 1S
Sugar Syrups-. 0 22 fa O 33
Horring, Eastcru. per hi 1... 3 50 fa .">?_'".
Potomac No. 1. 5 00 fa "> =>i >
Pot. Family Boo bbl. '?> 50 fa ID 00
Do. r1 half barrel. 4 75 fa "? 25
Mackerel, small,per bbl. 000 <ii 000
" No. 3, medium... 00 00 fa 00 00
" No. 3, largo fat... IBoo fa 14 00
So. 2. 35 00 <ui 18 <>0
Clover Seed. 4 oo fa 1 75
Timothy . 2 50 fa 2 70
Plaster, ground,per ton. 4 75 fa f, IN)
Ground in ha??. 5 75 fa U 00
hump. 3 50 fa .'175
Bait?G.A. (Liverpool). 0 7.". fa Ort:
Fine. J 20 (j? J 30
Turk's Island. 115 t5 1 20
Wool?Long unwashed. <) SIG fa 11 "7
Washed. 0 30 fa 0 34
Merino, unwashed. 0 22 fa 0 25
Do. Washed. <>?'!" fa 0 :t4
Sumac. 0 7'? u 7 ?
Ilay. KHiii fa j:5ii)
Cut do. 1H00 fa 1^? (hi
Wheat Bran $ ton "p1 ear.. 17 25 <?*. 17 50
Brown Middlings " J7'J"i J7'<>i
White Middlings " 10 25 (a 19 50
Hominy Chop " 19 00 fa 20 00
Cotton Seed Meal " 21<<i ,? 2000
There is no change to not: in Flour. The oiler
ing? of Wheat on 'Change to-lay amounted to
1047 bushels, which sold at 7~i7 ~> for rod, and
7ii for longborry. Small lot; of white Corn
brought 50. No Bye was ottered, and o'io lot of
Oats sold at 34. Butter and Eggs are scarce and
wanted. Provisions are firm.
Bai.ti.mmue. Sept 14.?Cotton dulland nomi?
nal : middling 9%, Flour :inn and quiet; How?
ard st ami Western super $2 25a275; do extra
?3 00*3 00: do family $3 75a4 ::.">; city mills
super $2 25*2 02; do extra $3 00a3 50; it.> Bio
brands $415*4 "><?; Patapsco superlative patent
$5 10; do family $ I 7">. Wheat?8outberu firm
for choice; red 78*80; amber 80aS2; Western
steady and quilt; No 2 winter spot 7?>"^i77
Sept 76%%70?a ; Oct 7;' ~s?4 ; Nov 70:'., 18? ';!??(
81%a81'/g. Corn?Son"jorn higher ami fitni
white56*58. yellow 55*56; Western firm and
dull; mixed spot 49 bid; Oct ?Pt'i.a?o. Oats
lirm: Southern and Penna30*35; Western white
38*30; do mixed .'Jla.'!2'o. Rye tirm. without
active demand at 53a55. lf;iy bteady ; prime to
choice Western $13al5 00. Provisions ti':i'!y
and ouict. Mess Pork $10 25*1650. Bulk
meats?shoulders and char rib sides packed
7J^at?;4. Baoou?shoulders 7|ji.?s'_t ; clear lit'
sides 10Vi; bams 13%%14.%. Lard?refined h.
Butter .steady; Western picked 17*22 ; creamery
22*25. Coffee etisicr: llio car?oes ordinary to
fair 19i&a20. Sugar steady; A 1 oft ?.'>. Whiskey
quiet at $1 Mai 1~>
Chicago, Sept. 34, ll a. m.?October Wheat
opened \+ ?: above yesterday at 0!> 11 16, ami now
sells at 0!?"? May:Wheat 78%. Oct Corn 42%,
May-la-"*,. Jan Pork $12 55. (irt Ijird^6 50.
Jan short ribs !?(?-i~>.
New Yobk, Sept. 14.?Cotton quiet; npland
9%: Orleans 10; futures quiet. Flour quiotaud
steady. Wheat higher. Corn better. Pork firm
at $10 50. Old mess Pork lirm at |l-r> ?r'<?. IJinl
st:ady at $6 92'&.
At tho residenco of the bride's father, in 1
< ity, .September 7tb, 1887, JOHN T. JOHNSON
and MARY AGNES AlTCHESOtf, daughter ul
p HETJMATISM CUBED BY DE.MIT( BELL'S
AVi Celebrate! Rheumatism Plaster, for s?le < ?
?pM W. V. CBE1GKTON .v < <'.
L1RESU BUITER and EGGS constant!) i.
ceive-1 and for sate liy
niy:il J. C. Mil.HORN.
OMALL HAMS, Miasouti brand, 7 0 10 pounds
kj each. For Sato br
_anKjl_ J. C MII.BCRN.
BOVS' EXTRA SIZED IIEAVV RIBBED
HOSE, 9 and f'v. 12 at
?ov?; AMOS B. SLA YM A KPR'S
POTTED MEATS?Ham. Beef,Tongue,Turki y,
( bickeu, Duck and Q*me.
aaglO_GEO. McBOBNEY A SON.
I i) UAliiiidR CHOPPING AX ks, wholesa'c
and retail, at hs King, corner of Boy*] st.
.i.., s J.T. CltKi'iilT"V * son'.
PEERLESS t( K CREAM EBEEZERS, f r sale
1 at red H? ?! prites,?t 88 King street, cornei of
Koval. [j.9| J. T. CBIQHTON A SON.
Home MADE ca.-siMERES?flood -tyh-h an.]
. vpry iow pri res Just received at
?c[ur?_ A >:< >s B. SLA VM A K ER^S._
WJE MaKE HOSIERV A SPECIALTY; th< 1
f V foro cau five e\tra values for prices paid,
?.?.?r, AMOS B. SLAV MAKER.
I711NE Lv.l'ERlAL TEA, only 50c per lb, just
r received by .seplj i. C. MI LB CRN.