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THURSDAY EVENING. 8EPTEMBEB 22.
A kormee resident of Alexandria, recent?
ly here on a visit after an absence of five
years, said he was struck with the great im
provement that bad been made, both in tho
large number of new houses, and in the ap
peuranceof the old ones, and that though he
now lives in what is spoken of as a grow iog
city, he did not think the improvement
there, in the same line, during tho tarne
time, had been any greater than hero. He
di 1 think, however, that better streets and
sidewalks would greatly increase the at?
tractions of the city, and be more likely to
draw population and money. There is uo
doubt that the city has increased in popula?
tion and improved in appearance during the
lastfivo years, and as little doubt that an
improvement of its streets and sidowalks
would be highly conducive to an increased
ratio of improvement during the next Gve
in respect of both tho condition* referred to.
A wise ami economical system of street im?
provement would probably not be too ex?
pensive, for the property owners on the im?
proved streets to bear; but, if a little bur
densorno at first, the necessarily resulting
enhancement of the value of that property
would tu a short lime more than net thing
even. Suppose the City Council make en?
quiries respecting the probable cost of I he
required improvement, and how much of
that cost should be borne by the properly
owners c.n the improved streets, and how
much by tho city. Such information al
least could be obtained with iittle or no ex?
pense, and with that premUeit could readily
be determined whether or notlho suggested
improvement would cost more than it
would como to. Hut the best way to im?
prove ttrtttsand sidewalks, as to accom?
plish any other desirable end, is to do it.
The talk about improving the streets was
commenced long before (be war, and with
varying intt-rvuls ban bem kept, up ever
sinee. There have been wo:d? enough.
Let lis uow have some action.
THE PUKSIDENT is censured by many for
refusing to comply with tho numerous nnd
urgent requests that have been made to him
for a call lor nu extra s.i^iou of Cjngress.in
ord ;r that something might be done to Htop
the accumulation of surplus in the Treasury,
and to disburse tbo immense sum already
thare, so that tho hundred millions now
locked up iu I he vaults, and for which there
id no lire, could l>e lutm d again into the gen?
eral circulation from which they were taken,
and the prevailing stringency in the money
?unket bo reliever). But tlicb censure is
not only undeserved hut ia utterly ground?
less. The President and hi-i Treasury offi?
cials warned Congress, of just such a condi
lion of financial affairs as uow exists, nnd
pointed out the means by which it could be
avoided, and urged their adoption. His
advice would have been taken bad it not
been for the oppositon of the republicans,
uided by Mr. Haudall'ij .small contingent of
Northern democrats; and us there is noth?
ing to show that it would not meet with the
same opposition now us then, and as the
regular meeting of Congress is ouly two
mouths off, there is no good reason why the
certain expense of an extra session should
be incurred for tho not only uncertain, but
highly improbable, benefits that might be
derived from such a session. The Presi?
dent's course in respect of somo things de?
serves the oensuie not only of all good and
tiuo democrats, but, as in tho Blackburn
case, his rule excluding all ex-Confederates
from the offices Bubject to the civil service
law, aud in some other cases, men of all par?
lies who thiuk that a period of twenty-three
years after the close of (be war is about long
enough for wur restrictions to continue. But
so far as the financial airairH of the country
are concerned, h5s coureo from first to last
has been eminently wise and proper, nnd
met its the appiobatfon of t be w isest of his
TiiK Washington Republican, unlike
Paul, doesn't reason well. It says "General
Mahone is not the issue in the canvass now
being made in Virginia " But General Ma
hone, according to Messrs. Cameron, Brady,
Lewis.Yost.Bayly, Hooper.aud nearly all the
other leading republicans of Virginia.suy that
the General is not only the issue in the can?
vass now being made iu the Slate, but has
made himself so ; and certainly the Gener?
al's recent addrts^ bears tbem out in this
assertion. But worse still, the Republican
itself, aud that, too, in the very same article
in which it says the General is not the issue,
also 6ays: "It may be true that General
Mahone, as chairman of the committeo, is
eDdeavoriog to shape a party victory for his
own aggrandizement." Yes, the General is
the issue, and every Virginian who may
vote the republican legislative ticket next
November, will, at tho samo time, vote for
sending Gsnoral Mabono back to the U. S.
The protectionists say the exietint?
high tariff on wool, which doubles the cist
of clothing, should be continued fur the
benefit, of the wool growers of Virginia
This is nominally.at least,a country io which
justice is granted to all and special favors
to none. The foundation principle of Ibis
government is tho ereatest good to the
greatest number. There are, at a moderate
estimate, one hundred Virginians who con
same wool to one who produces it. There?
fore, if what the protectionists say be right,
tVT whole theory und apiiii of the country
! and government must be wrong. But this
! is only a f?ir sample of (be ill accord that
exists between a protective tariff and the
I ti ue principles of a republican government.
1 Of the four delegates at large to the next
I national dernccretie convention, elected at
; tbe recent Stale democratic convention of
j Massachusetts, every one ia said to be an
! anti-Cleveland man. And yet, every demo
! cratic Congressman from Massachusetts, ex
j cept Mr. Collins, who has been publicly in?
terviewed recently, ha- said that Mr. Cleve
land is more popular in that Slate than any
President Btnce Jackson's time. Mr. Cleve?
land should not be deceived by the llatteries
of those who either have received official
favors from him, or who still hope to receive
[Special Correspondence of tho Alexa. Gazktir]
Washington. D. C. Sept. 22.1887.
j '"It is not determination, but sheer despe?
ration, which seems to have been moviDg
General Mahone iu his late behavior to?
wards Riddleberger, Barbour and others of
his opponents." So spoko ft prominent re?
publican of Virginia to tho GAZETTE'S cor?
respondent to-duy. Continuing, he said:
Wby, that remakabie suit against Riddle
bergcr, which for any practical, pecuniary
benefit was a waste of ammunition, has serv?
ed, cf couse, to arouse tho feelings of Rid
dleberger's fii-uds aud to broaden tbe chasm
between them and Mahone. It was the un?
necessary washing of republican dirty linen
before the eyes of tho general public. Mn
houo, in hot chase of Riddleberger for a few
dollars of money loaned him, uot in tbe
i course of ordinary business, was a sorry
spectacle, not calculated toinceasetbe nnm
her of the General's admirers, in or out of
Virginia. Again," said he, '"his assaults?
epistolary?on Barbour are also ill advised
, and only damaging to himself, for it is a
very significant fact that when Harbour has
beeu up..-;! fiercely denounced by Mahono
and bis organs: he, Batbour, as events show,
has always been nearest to victory. In the
lir.-t great campaign, which tcre tho Stule
from Mahone's coutrol, Batbour waB ac?
cused by M?bone and his agents of little less
than red-handed murder, growing out of the
liui at Danville. Abuse of every kind was
printed i-i the Whig about bim, and sorno of
the old slanders actually kept standing at
the hoad of the Whig's lohding editorial col?
umn Ion;; afler they bud died in the memo?
ry of the public. Barbour all this while
maintained a dignified eilenco, pursued
the even tenor of bis way, preferring simply
to squelch Mahone at the ballot
ho.v. But tbe most singular thing
about, this abu-o of Barbour is that
Mabono don't believe a word of it,
himself. In proof of thai it is yet fresh in
the public mind that Mahone, Elam and all
tho leaders cried aloud that Barbour was
the littest nit;n amongst the democrats to
succeed ?Iii in?Mahone?in the U. S. Senate.
Why, the morning after B irbour'sdefeat the
Whig contained a. most abusive aud terrific
article against Daniel and his supporters,
who, ? said, had won uu unmerited and dis?
graceful victory over Barbour. Indeed,
some of his lieutenants would have gladly
joined in n revolutionary effort to have bad
Barbour chosen by aid of their voters. Fi?
nally" said he,' as showing Mahone's real
sentiment* toward Mr. Barbour, at an acci?
dental meeting between the two at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel in New York, in the early
part of the Blnine Cleveland campaign, Ma
bone approached and extended, in the most
courteous way, his hand to Barbour. It was
accepted by iho latter, but Barbour was
doubtless no ii?lb surprised at the sudden
peace offering which be saw presented. In
conclusion," said he, "I harepublicaus of Vir?
ginia all recognize in Mr. Barbour a strong
but courteous aud high minded antagonist.
Harsh, personal criticism of him should in
tho inteie t of ourselves bo avoided rud C3n
John F. Webb was today appointed
ganger in tbe internal revonuo service in
the Gth Virginia district.
At a meotingoftbo Virginia c olored re?
publican association of thi? city last night a
vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Lewis Mc?
Kenzie, of Alexandria, for favors done tho
Judging from the Otterings at tho Treasu?
ry up to one o'clock to-day, th?) Govern?
ment's proposal to buy lour per cent, bonds
will not bo more successful than its previ?
ous offer for tho four and a-halfs. Up to
the hour moutioned only four ofi'.-rs had
been received, tho aggregate of which did
not amount to one million dollars, and this,
toe, though tho oiler was published in all
the leadiug cities this morning, and though
oilers can bo received by tolegraph. The
impression seems to be that though money
is scarca among the people it is not so in
money centres, at least, not so tight as to
make it worth more than bonds. Several
of the Treasury oflicers are of tho opinion
that after the first few days there will not
bo any considerable amount of bonds offered
to tbo Government, but the moral effect of
the circular, they believe, will be good, aa
the knowledge that the Government stands
ready to purchase fourteen million bonds,
and throw that amount of money upon tho
markot, will, they say, tend to reassure
Senator llaniel paid a visit to democratic'
headquarters in Alexandria yesterday. He
remarked to a friend afterwards that the
bustling activity seen about thoso headquar?
ters was not at ail distracting, and that
there didn't seem to him to be enough wtit
ing and printing aud distributing going on
there. Ho will soon enter tbe campaign
and take nu active part in it until its close.
The Senator could not have expected much
activity at the headquarters referred to, as
under the now dispensation no democratic
offico holder can contribute any money to
the cause, and as all tho former unofficial con?
tributors are deterred from subscribing by
the fear that subscriptions would preveut
them from obtaininu any official favor for j
themselves or their friends.
Mr. Uumo says be has not yet heard
whether bis oiler of lar.d upon which lo
build 1 he Catholic University, near this city,
has boen accepted or nut. lie says his oiler
uot only includes land on his home farm,
near Alexandria, but also on a tract that
adjoins the old Arlington estate. In this
connection it may be remarked that some
land prospectors were making inquiries on
the south fide rf tho Potomac, near the
Chain Bridge, la-u week, but could find none
for loss than from v?lX) to $700 an acre.
That General Mahone is hard al work and
intonds to play bis hand this time for all it is
worth is proved by I he fact that he has or?
dered all bis (rust worthy office holdrus
here, black :i< well as white, to come to Vir?
ginia aud tnier upon campaign duty, and
that ho tells them if their furlough time is
out, Uiev most procure substitutes to supply
their places here, and come to him at once.
Under the civil service rules no Virginia demo?
cratic clli :o holder here, can either contribute
money to the democratic campaign fund or go
hometi work in tho dnmociatic eauso, for were
thoy to do so they would render themselves liablo
to removal for active partisanship.
It is learned at the Department of Justice that
an invisfigution of the accounts of General N. I?.
Banks, U.S.Marshal of Massachusetts, is now
in progress, and that though great irregularities
in those accounts havo been discovered, it can not
yet he definitely said that ho has appropriated
any of tho Government's money to his own use,
and that there should bo a suspension of public
opinion on the subject until tho investigation
shall have boen completed and its result published. 1
Londotin aud Faiiquicr.
It would appear from the proceedings of
the democratic convention which met at
Middleburg last Saturday to nominate a
floater candidate for the House of Delegates
to represent Fauqoier and Loudouu that
the entente cordialc does not exist in a very
great degree between the two counties, es?
pecially politically. We extract from the
Virginian, of Warrenton, the following :
Mr. R. E. Lake, of Fauquier, moved, that
the candidate having a majority of the votes
of Fauquier county should bo declared the
choice of the convention.
Mftj. R. Taylor Scott moved as a substi?
tute tor Mr. Lake's resolution that the Fau?
quier delegates be allowed live minutes for
Capt. J. W. Foster, of Loudoun, opposed
giving the delegates of Fauquier any time
to coniult, in a speech of Alteon or twenty
minutes, in which be likened Fauquier
county to a Stafford bull and Loudoun to
the strong man who bad tbo bull by the tail
and was belaboring him with a stick, de
claring as the hull had commenced the fight
the strong man meant to keep it up until
tho bull was subduul. He also went into a
description of the bull (Fauquier) in lan?
guage not fit for eats polite.
Mr. Hunton, of Fauquier, replying to
Capt. Fester, stated that tbo people of Fau
quier cherished nono but the kindest and
most fraternal feelings towards these of
Loudoun, and if Mr. Foster said to tho con?
trary he demanded of bim to know the lime
aud the place ; that never in his brief ex
perieuca bad ho known this privilege re?
Ilr. Foster then withdrew his objection.
Tho Fauquier delegates thtn withdrew,
and after brief consultation it was decided
that the various candidates should be put in
nomination and the one receiving the largest
number of votes should bo declared the
unanimous choice of Fauquier county.
A voto bavinp: been taken, Mr. Edmonds
was declared the choice of Fauquier and
Maj. R. Taylor Scott was selected to present
his rame toIho convention.
On reassembling Maj. Scott nominated E.
O. Edmonds. Dr. Copeland, to the aston?
ishment of tho delegates from Fauquier
nominated Mr. John W. Kincheloe which
was seconded by Mr. S. M. Triplett.
Mr. Hunton seconded the nomination of
E. (?. Edmonds and reminded Loudoun of
tbo tacit agreement that bad existed be?
tween the counties of Fauquier and Lou?
doun since they bad been united in one dis?
trict and that in the first convention Lou
donn bad two candidates for tbe Senate,
Tyler and Matthews, and that Tyler was
the decided choice of Fauquior and Mat?
thews wu3 objectionable to that county.
Notwithstanding this fact Fauquier did not
support Tyler.lut gave her unanimous vote
to Matthews, beeauso he was Loudoun's
choice. Fauquier recognized that Loudoun
had a veto power to prevent the nomination
of a man whoso character unfitted him to
represent those two counties. He ap?
pealed to Captain Foster to know if
there was any such objection to Mr.
Edmonds. Capt. Foster, replied thero was
nol; hut. that he opposed bim because he
was put in nomination by tho same crowd
in Fauquier who had in every conventiorr
warred on Loudoun to the knife. That when
Loudoun bad asked Fauquier for bread she
had givon her a stone, when she bad asked
for fish she had given her a serpent. Ho re?
joiced to go back and recall the courtesies
of Fauquier to Loudoun but he thought the
courtesies grew out of Ljudoun's having
the power to take what she wanted. It. was
well enough to talk about Fauquier giving
Loudoun the Senator and taking the floater,
but this grew out cf the fact that it suited
the personal wishes of tho candidato from
Fauquier at that time to be in tbe body
where ho could wield the greater inllacnce
to promote his own ambition. He said that
in every convention, except when the gen?
tleman's falber was it candidate, Fauquior
had opposed Loudoun.
Maj. Scott asked Capt. Foster if the of
fonco that Loudoun was resenting and the
wrong that had been done her was his (Maj.
Scott's aud those who voted with him) op?
position to bim (Capt. Foster) in the last
congressional convention. Foster replied
that he was not a personal candidate, that
he had not sought the place hut had been
Loudoun'a choice and that Fauquier had
wronged Loudoun and not him. Major
Scott replied: "Then your course to-day is
to avenge your personal wrongs and to re?
taliate on Fauquier because she did not sup?
port you for Congress." Capt. Foster re?
sponded, "Yes, sir; it is."
Mr. Conoland said ha could not voto for
Edmonds because ho was not a democrat,
and had never been in a democratic conven?
tion. He could not vote for Edmonds be
cause he was at this time an independent
candidate for floater and the gentlemon
from Warrentou wanted him nominated
because they feared ho would bo elected
Amidst calls lor a vote Maj. Scott said
ho roso to pronounce each and every charge
made bv Dr. Copalnnd against the demo?
cracy of E. (}. Edmonds untrue. Maj. Scott
said as it was manifest to him that in this
convention it was Loudoun'd purposo to
turn down Fauquier, hard as it was she
could hear it, but he demandod that Fau-.
quier should cast her vote first nnd it be so
Mr. T. Boiling Robertson endorsed Mr.
Edmonds as Fauquier's choice and urged
that tho Loudoun delegates would bold* to
"the old agreement" and now as in the past
vote for Mr. Edmonds and give him the
Fauquier's voto was then recorded as
follows: 2,311 for Edmonds and 2-12 for
Kincheloe. All tho Fauquier delegation ex?
cept S. W. Triplet!, J. E. Copeland and P.
S. Ga;nes voted for Edmonds. When the
vote of Fauquier was announced Capt. Fos
ter asked that the Loudoun delegation have
Ovo minutes to consult and it was unani?
mously accorded them. After a five mlnu
tea absence the Loudoun delegation return?
ed. Capt. Foster at its head asked three
times if Fauquier had any further nomina?
tions to make. On being informed that
Loudoun had retired in the midst of tbe
balloting and that nominations wcro not
then in order, Capt. Foster replied that he
in tbe name of Loudoun announced hor
solid vote 275.-; for Jno. W. Kincheloe.
The chair then appointed a committee to
wait on Mr. Kincheloe. He was brought
before the convention and briefly thanked
them for the honor conferred. Tbe conven?
tion tben adjourned.
If onco you burst a dollar.
Like ice it melts away:
A quarter in Bull's Cough Syrup,
Will keep for many a day.
Philadelphia, with tho nionoy loft by visiiinfr j
thnusands, wauts more centennials. Big cclebra- j
lions are a great help to a city's trade.
Pains in the back are frequently caused |
by a sudden wrenching of the spiuo. A few
applications of Salvation Oil will give per-1
manent relief. Price 2"> cents. For sale by
State Democratic Executive Committee, J
Alexandki v, Va., Sept. 2J. 1SST. j
john w. IMN1EL.
Crai^', Tuesday, i-ept. 27.
Bine Bidgo Springs (specisl). Oct L
Fr*nklin, Monday, Oct. 3. i 1
Joun S. BAEUoi tt, Chairman, j'
W. W. Scott, Secretary. <
Capt. Gibbous AWensworth has boen nom?
inated by tho democrat* of Caroline for tho
Houso of Delegates.
Mr. Wm. K. Strother has announced him?
self a republican candidate for the Legisla?
ture from Fouquier county.
The local option executive committee of
Loudoun have determined not to nominate
a candidate for the Legislature.
The house in which lived Simon Kenton,
the celebrated Indian fighter and the rival
of Daniel Boone, is stiil standing, about
three miles from Warrenton. '
Rev. R. IT. McKirn, of New Orleans, will
reach Millwood, Clarke county, on Satur?
day, and on Sunday will begin a ten days'
mission in Christ church there.
Lieut. J. A. Harman, of Staunton, who
graduated this year from West Point, was
married at Harrishurg, I'd., yesterday to
Miss Elizabeth Shunk, a grand-daughter of
Yesterday Gen. Williams C. Wickham
was renominated for the State Senate from
the Hanover district and Mr. R. H. Card
well for the House from Hanover county by
tho democratic convention.
The relatives of Pitgury, the baggageniaa
ter who was killed in the accident at Green?
wood depot, on tno C. & O. R. R., a few
weeks ago, expect to institute a suit for
? 10,000 against tho company.
The oyster gunboat Chesapeake captured
a schooner encaged in illegal tongiog in
Tanner's creek on Tuesday. The crow es
caped to the shore and tbe vessel was turn?
ed over to the county authorities.
Detective Wilkes, of Staunton, is in To?
ronto, Can., look'ug after the extradition of
Charles E. Clinedist und Georgo M. Bodell,
formerly carriage manufacturers of Staun?
ton, and charged v.ilh forgery in that place.
The barn, stables, and other outhouses of
Mis. Maria Louisa Ball, of Northumberland
county, containing wheat and other grain,
were burned last Saturday night. The lr.as
was $1,000. It is thought tho buildings were
set on tire.
Mr. G. B. Burton, who lives near Stevens
burg, Culpeper county, was shot on last
Monday night by a colored man named
Lloyd Johns,tho ball entering the face imrne
diately beneath tbe eye, and it is thought
impossible for Mr. B. to live. Johns was ar?
rested and jailed. The quarrel, it is rumor?
ed, started from some trouble about Johns'
wife and Mr. liurton.
Yesterday morning, as a drove of cattle
were being driven to the depot at Warren
ton for shipment, a large bull attempted to
jump the new iron gate just put up at the
cemetery, and by his weight almost com?
pletely demolished it. The gate, which i3u
very stout one, with tho fence, cost tbe cor
poralion of Wurrenton $1,100 in Ohio ro
The little son of Alex. Mann, of Rich?
mond, was caught under a horseshoe ma?
chine at tho Tredegar Iron Works on tbe
13:h and horribly crushed. His leg was
broken in throe places and his hip driven
into his body. The boy lived six hours.
Tbe father of tbe child has instituted a suit
for $80,000 against tha Tredegar Company,
alleging that the machine was not properly
The thunder storm that visited the north
ea3tern portion of Rappahannock county on
Thursday evening of last week did consider
able damage. A colored woman in Mr. D.
W. Silvey's kitchen was stunned by light?
ning, and thero wero killed by the sameol<>
ment two cows belonging to Mrs. S. M.
Spindle, one to Mr. C. A. Briggs and ono to
a colored woman. Also two colts belonging
to Mr. Wm. B~.yce. Mr. Basil Gordon had
eleven fine stacks ofliay burned.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Cardinal Gibbons will leave Baltimore on
Monday for an extended Western trip.
Tho Treasury Department, has offered to
redeem $14.000,000 worth of bonds, !lio four
p 'r cents, being included.
At Wilmington, Del., yesterday, Albert
Fountain, colored, pleaded guilty and was
lined $1,000 for policy backiug.
Tho republicans of Baltimore havo nomi?
nated David L. Bartlett for Mayor of that
city. Mr. Bartlett is tho sonior member of
tho lirm of Bartlett, Hay ward Sc Co., iron
A dispatch from Dublin says: "The
members of the league in proclaimed locali
ties are uniting for common action. They
will hold a number of meetings on Sunday
in defiance of the prohibition."
An entire family io Toledo, Ohio, was
taken suddenly ill tho other dcy. A physi?
cian on being summoned; pronounced it a
case of poisoning, and investigation demon
stated that canned beef, of which tho family
had partaken the day previous, was the
Mr. William O'Brien, tbe Irish'editor,
states that in tho event of his being sen
tenced to imurisonmont ho will refuse to
wear the prison garb or to perform menial
offices. He will resistsuch treatment to the
last, he says, oven though his life bo sacri?
Gen. William Preston, a distinguished
Kontuckian, died at his residonce in Louis?
ville, yesterday afieruoon, aged 71. Before
the war he represented tbe Louisville dis?
trict in Congress, and President Buchanan
appointed him minister to Spain in 1858
He espoused the cause of the Confederacy
in 1SG1, and wa3 placed in command of a
brigade, serving with distinction, and was
sent as minister to England to represent tho
In the divorce case of David do Bensnade
against his wife, Violet Cameron, the ac?
tress, the court in London has issued an in?
junction ngainat tho husband, restraining
him from molesting his wifo during the pe?
riod of their legal separation. The Marquis
of Lonadale, who acted as the lady's theatri?
cal manager in Now York, admitted that he
had been guilty of improper relations with
Miss Cameron, and that her child, horn last
May, is named Lowlhor, the Marquis's
The Woolfolk Murder.?A dispatch
from Atlanta, Ga., says: "Tom Woolfolk,
now in jail, charged with the murder of the
nine members of his family, may not be
guilty after all. Woolfolk'd attorney, dis?
guised as a painter, visited the scene of the
murder and gained information that led to
the arrest of Jack Debose, a negro, on sus?
picion of murdering the Woolfolk family at
Canton. Debose, who has confessed bis
guilt, says bis motive was revenge for al?
leged ill-treatment by Capt. Woolfolk. De
hose clttims that be did not actually kill the
people, but three negro accomplices entered
the bouse and committed the butchery
while Debose watch* d outside. He says he
saw Tom Woolfolk jump from a window
and run for his life; Tom, who has been
under arrest for the. crime, will, doubtless,
suffering from functional derangements or
my of tho paintul disorders of weaknesses
ncident to their sex, Dr. Pierce's treatise,
llu-itrated with wood-cuts and colored
>la:es (100 pages), suggests sure maans of
complete self-cure. Sent for 10 cents in
itamps. Address World's Dispensary Medi
:al Association, Buffalo, N. Y. i
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
London, Sept. 22.?A domestic tragedy
is reported from Baumgarten. A VieuDa
chemist shot hi3 wife and two children there
yesterday and afterward took his own life.
The cause of the act is not known.
Mr. Michael Davitt sailed from Queeus
! town to day for New York on the White
j Star Line Steamer Biitannic. Mr. Davitt
I 3ays his visit to America is of a private na
i ture and will be short.
PARI3, Sept. 22?The mayors of all
! French cities have been nuain ordered to
I prepare lists of all Germa is in their dis?
tricts for (ho use of the ministry of the in?
The story is confirmed that afie." the exe
j cution of the murderer Pranziui a certain
I police official obtained a portion of tbe mur?
derer's skin from an attendant at the Med?
ical School and had it converted ioto a cou?
ple of purses of which he presented one
each, to MM. Taylor aud Goron, other po?
lice officials, as souvenirs. The facts leak?
ing out, the latter delivered tbe purses to
the procurator general, who dismissed all
concerned in the matter.
Tbe British steamer Romeo, Captain Wtl
liamsAfrom New Orleans Aug. 30 for Rouen,
grounded at Yillequier and capsized. Tbe
vessel is submerged at high tide aud is dan?
gerous to navigation. An engineer and a
fireman were drowned and live of her crew
and passengers are missing.
! Arkansas City, Kan., September 22.?A
3 disastrous wreck has occurred on the Gulfdi
? vision of the Southern Kansas Railroad, at
I Guthrie, four miles south of Purcell, Indian
I Territory. A light engine and a construction
u train collided while hothweru movintrat a
ij high rute of speed. The two engines and
: l welvo freight cars were [tiled in a heap and
j ttie list of killed and wounded is large. En?
gineer Charles Pearson, of the light engine,
was fatally crushed, and bis fireman, Charles
Stewart, seriously hurt. I>, is rumored that
a large number of workmen were killed, but
details are meagre. Most reports say that
eight to ten were killed or wounded.
Fire in Kalt im ore.
Baltimork, Sept. 22.?Fire this morning
liestroyed the paper warehouse- of Doblcr,
Mudge and Co., cn Hopkins place, Sharp
street. The damage is estimated at SG0.000.
JIr. Wnshl>umc*.s C ondition.
Chicago, Svpt. 22.?Tho condition of
Hon. E. B. Washburno, ex-minister to
France, was somewhat better to-day, though
his condition is critical.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 22.?About 2?0 an?
archists met at a down-town hall la-t night and
protested against the execution of tho seven con?
demned Chicago anarchists. They stioko in Her?
man, aud were in favor of blood if everything
A $50,000 fire occurred in Findlay, Ohio,
Chicago policemen have found another
gas-pipe bomb in the streets.
Forest fires have broken out again in the
neighborhood of Brainard, Minn.
James Atkins was killed at a dauco by
H. B. Mitchell in Clifton, Mo., Tuesday
McGarigle, tho boodlo Alderman, has
been expelled from tho Chicago Knifthls
The Chicago street car drivers havo con?
cluded not to striko, a compromise- having
Over 02,000 shares of stock were sold dur
ing the first fifteen minutes on tho New
York ?tock Exchange this momiug.
TitK Thistle.?Tho Scotch cutter Thistle
was docked in New York yesterday morn?
ing;, and an officer of the New York Yacht
Club made measurements of her hull. From
what could be seen of her bottom there ap?
peared to be a general resemblance to the
Volunteer, with the exception of the round?
ing of tho sides. Her bow makes a sharp an?
gle to the midship neetion. and from there
to the stornpost; f hero is also a slight curve
iuthokeol. Her model is that of a typical
cutter. Her bottom, which was painted
red, was very clean considering the length
of time she had been in the water, and the
only dirt was a slight covering of slime,
which was soon washed off with brushes
and sand by the crew. All the critics,
while admiring her, agreed that she was
not tho boat to stand rough weather, but
they believe that she will bo a very fast boar
in light weather, and lots of watermen
about tbe bay believe that either tho Volun
teer or Mayflower can beat the Scotchman
in anything like a blow. While accompa?
nying the American yachts in tho last trial
race it is said that tho Thi?tlo heeled over
so much at one lime that six streaks of her
deck were under water.
The Volunteer waa hauled out of the wa?
ter yesterday. Her bottom was found to be
very rough; tho heads of tbe rivets stood up
above tbe plates and tbo surface of her steel
hull waa generally blotchy. 8bo will be
thoroughly cleaned and sandpapered. Two
coats of paint will be put on and her centre
board will be pot-leaded to prepare her for
the race next Tuesday.
Court ok Appeals at Staunton, 21st.
?Argument in the caso of the supervisors
of Frederick county vs. tho city of Winches
ter, involving the right of property iu the
public squaro in that citv, was concluded
by Judge W. J. Robertson for tho appelleo
Washington and Ohio Railroad Company
vs. Cazanove was argued by R T. Barton
for the appellants and M. IJcCormick for
tho appellee and continued for further hear?
??Fools Ztush in. Where Angels Fear
So impeluous youth is often given to folly |
und indiscretions ; and. ns a result, nervous, I
inontal and organic debility follow, memory
is impaired, self-confidence is lacking; at
uight bad drrams occur, premature obi ago .
neems setting iu, ruin is in the track. In
Jonfhience. you can, and should write to -
Dr. R. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., the au- J
hor of a treatise for the benefit of that class
>f patients, and describe your symptoms and ^
iiifferiugB. He can euro you at your home, y
>nd will send you full particulars by mail.
Letter from Mi*. Davis.
The Governor yesterday received the fol?
lowing letter from Hon. Jefferson Davis in
response to a letter which he sent to Mr.
Davis a few days ago, inviting him to Kich-'
mond to participate in the ceremonie
dent to the laying ot the corner stone i
Beadvoib, Hiss., Sept. 13, lv-7 *
My Dear General Lee:
Your very kind letter of the sth instant
It has been my hope and expectation to be pn -
cut, if possible, whenever the corner stone she .
be laid of the monument in commemoration ofwy
friend and compatriot, Kohcrt E. Leo.
It was my earnest desire to pay that tril
the memory of the great and good man wliii
from the abundance of my love and esteem, aid
probably bo the last it would hi practicable for me
to render. If my health and strength sbculd p i
mit. I am, under those conditions, pledged i ,
tend a reunion of ex-Confederate soldiers, whu,
from all portions of the South, are expected : ? ?
seinh'.e at Mncon, (ia . on the -6th of OcU k
during tho fair, which begins on the -l:h of :
The day of the proposed reunion is that
which it has hcen arranged to lay tho cornel i
of the monument to Gen. Lcc.
The presence of Confederate soldiers being
prominent feature of both occasions, should i
ho diminished by division, as must nccessari >
the case, unless your suggestion be practica
chaugo tho date of one or tho other, to tl
may be possible for the soldiers to attend bo;:..
With thanks for your kind invitation to ui]
family, who join me in kindest remembrance to
yourself aud wilo, 1 am, faithfully, your friend,
TO TJLE COLORED PEOPLE OE VIRGINIA
Communication between colored men of dill'i
cut portions of the fctue favor mutual consu'ta
tiou touch'iig matters in which (he interest-, o
the colored people especially are involved.
A conference, suggested by some, met the ohj. c
tion that the few invited would represent nobod;
and would he pariiilly chosen.
The judgment of colored men associated in call?
ing conventions as eaily as 1875, with defh
plans and intentions, together with opinions ol
members of tho present and other colored SI
committees were invoked in order to reach a<:
based upon discretion and prudence. Bui
enough to know that those who from Iba very l>o
ginning were instrument d in pressing siniilai -
tion are unanimousat this juncture in allonlii .?
you aebaueo to ?peak and determine for your
No fair mind will doubt that conventional ,
I tion by the colored people of the Siai ? li,-. ..
' marked improvi meat in the coi ?1 i ti<>n of the i
and in public affairs generally, until men of eui
nent judgment approve your efforts; and can yen
with the intelligence and experience in youi
number, escape strictrcspousibility if yon bcsitai
to iuovo bravely forward in every public enn i
gency with the work you have begun ? Interest?
ed, as you alone are, in whatever constitutes your
peace and safely in this life, you on wolcoui i
trust only s-uch i s will stand by you in your In in
of need aud prove th.-.t ihey cau labor and wail
for tho sake of truth.
Therefore, you are requested to assemble in the
city of Charlott isville October 12, 1887, to ado|
and determine upon such a course as to yon maj
appear consistent and proper.
Representation in said Convention will be coven
for each one provided by law for each comity and
city in the House of Delegates, and only such are
i|ualilied to he adniitte t as are fully com mit to I ; ?
iudopendent action in all elections
Tho price of your liberty, like that of othci
elod will help you, and due men will asrisl yon
in striving to rts-vne the colored peoploof Virgin?
ia from the peculiar and humiliating position i1:
which they have ti"i long stood, and we most ro
spcetfully request newspapers throughout tho
counties and citil S of tin- State to give ample : ill
lication to this notice.
Issued by a.iforeuce of colored Virginians.
Henry C?x, Chairman
Jons B. Sypuax, Secretary.
MONETARY AND COMMEllCJ VI.
New York, Septembar 22.?Tho stock mark. :
was again extremely activo at tbo opening this
morning, as well ai v. i.v strong, tirst prices among
the activo storks showing advances over last
evening's final liguies of from to 1% par cout
Considerable feverisbness marked the dealing
and after further fractional gailis in mostatocks
prices yielded and quickly hsl from h> to 1'., \<> i
cent. Business thru quieted down to a marked
degree, and great irregularity was developed, but
prices gradually settled down, and at 11 o'clock
the market was quiet but unsettled and heavy id
material declints from opening figures. Moni j
ossy at 4a5.
Baltikohe, Sept. 22.?Virginia Gs consolidal
?; pastduo coupons GO; l0-40a 111; new ;
? bid to day.
Ar.EXA.s'nittA Mark jet, Sept. 22.?There uu
no new features to report in the Flour maikcfe
holders of flocks do not .'?rem to bo making mm Ii
r (Tort to sell, and jobbers aro only buying to sup?
ply current needs Wheat is mthcr more active
for strictly primo satnnLs, which aro still very
scarce, hut there is no change in damaged, com?
mon and speculative grades ; s.-den run from GO to
7Sc per bushel, as to condition. Corn is (hin und
in good demand at 50 to 58 for white, and 55 to
57 for yellow. Rye am! Oats aro steady. Pota?
toes, Eggs aud Hutter aro in very light receipt
and wanted at the recent advance.
.Baltimore, Sept 22.?Cotton easier and ?lull,
middling l^uOli?. Flour steady and firm. Wheat
?Southern steady and quiet; red 78a80; amber
7!)a81 ; Western higher and dull; No 2 wintCI
red spot 78*78*/tj: Oct 781,fea78%; Nov S0%a80%;
Dec Sl^aSi-J. Corn?-Southern lirmer and qnict;
White 't'JaOO; yellow 52a55 ; Western steady ai ?I
dull: mixed spot -1!) hid; Oct 4?1/jJ?49'fe;Nov
now or old ITeals'.,. Oats firm and quiet ;
Southern and Penna 30a35; Western white 34a
35 ; do mixed 31a32%, Rye firm at 53a55. Pro
visions steady, with a moderate inquiry: CoflVe
dull; Rio cargoes ordinary to fair lH'i^ulli'.j
Sugar easier and quiet; a soft (>'s. Whiskey
quiet at $1 15. Other articles unchanged.
Chicaoo. Sept. 22. 11 a. ra.?Wheat opened ?
stirfat C.)'^ f .r October, but is nowquotid al
d'A-^l','.)'^; 77'i4 for May. Coin -10", for<Vt:
44:? for May. Oats 25Vt for Oct. Pork $12 10
for .Ian. Lard S6 30a?J 32ty fur Oct.
New York, Sept. 22.?Cotton quiet; uplands
f) 11-10 ; Orleans 0 13-16; futures jteady. Floui
<|Uiet and weak. Wheat iower. Corn loi
Pork dull at $10. Old ino-s l'ork dull hi
$15 25al5 50. Lard easier at ?0 72'?j.
"PORT OF ALEX A N DIG A, SKI'TK.M HER 22
Sun rises.5 I ?> I Sim sets. .'. ?
Sehr .1 P Robinson, lower river, to (, D Kol in
Sehr T J Sr. ward. Georgetown, to P B 11. oe.
Sehr Howard & Ogden, lower river, to J H D
s ? ? :.k:>
Sehr Mary Spragne, altimore, by FA Kitd
Sehr ATColeman, by I' J: If i o
PASSED DO WIT.
8teamer Henry E Bishop, for New Yoik.
BORAX SOAP, white, just received und for bato
at 5c per cake l.y
je7 J. C. MILB?3N.
INDIA GAUZE, Gossamer and Balbriggan
Sliiits, long and short sleeves, just received at
my 12 AMOS I: SI,A VMAKER'S.
SITTINGS! SUITING.-)' <pr. Gy and
cheap Suits made to order and (it guaranteed by
mh J t AMOS lt. SLA VMAKER.
PULVERIZED "'ALT, in hoses, suitahle for ta
ble and dairy, received to-day by
ap28 .1 ('. MILRI/RN.
I A PIiI.8 NEW HOMINY ll-i.Ml.W GRITS
LU just received bv
nov23 .I.C. MfLBUBN.
SATISFACTION TOBA( CO reo ivi ! to-day di
J rect from the factory, and f<?i do low by
jy23 J. C. M1LBDEN.