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FBI DAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 23.
As ex-President Davis is not ubiquitous,
and cannot, therefore, on the same day, at?
tend both the Confederate reunion at Ma
con and the laying of tho corner-stone of
tho Lee monument at Eicbmond, next
mouth, and as large numbers of the survi?
vors of those who wore the gray have al?
ready made their arrangements to greet him
at the former city, and as there is no insu?
perable objection to changing the day for
the celebration at the latter, it is hoped the
Buggesttd change may be made. If it be
desirable that a crowd be present at Rich?
mond when the corner-stone referred to be
laid, there is do doubt that that object can
be best attained by changing the day ; for
no matter how profound may be the respect
for the great hero of the lost cause, in whose
memory the monument will bo erected,
there are thousands who would bo attracted
to Richmond to -;ee and to honor tho man
who gave that cbieitain his commission,
and who had such confidence in him that
he entrusted the whole military affairs of
the Confederacy to his charge, and who
through evil and through good report has
remained faithful to his convictions, who
would not go thoro if it were knoivD that
Mr. Davis could not bo present.
It is understood that tho organization of
the Mineral Railroad Company is delayed
by the lack of subscriptions for the one or
two hundred remaining shares of its stock.
Trie road referred to would, as previously
stated, connect Alexandria with the coal
fields of West Virginia, by a route so much
shorter than any other that the produce of
those fields would necessarily be drawn
here, aud Alexandria become a greater coal
shipping port than ever before, even in her
palmiest coal trade days, if not the greatest
on the- Atluctic ccast. Of course such a
condition would greatly improve every oih
er iuterest of the city, and consequently en?
hance the value of all city property. The
failure of the enterprise, therefore, because
the people of the city refuso to subscribe for
a few shares of cheap etock, und thus fail
even to grasp at a mo:t favorable opportu?
nity to benefit both their city and them?
selves, lest they may lose a few dollars in
an effort to mako thousands, would imply
not oniy a sad loss of their former public
spirit, but a lamentable disregard of their
own individual interests.
A telegram from Pittsburg slates that a
mammoth salt combination, to be composed
of all tho principal salt manufacturers in
the country, will be formed, the object of
which will be to keep up the price of salt.
And yet t-alt, a prime necessary of life, is al?
ready one of the articles most protected by
the existing high tariff. Of the sixty mil?
lion people of this country, about one hun?
dred are owners of salt works, and they, not
oontent with the immense profit lha high
duty on foreign salt enables them to make,
are now to combine, to prevent competition
from reducing that profit. And it is for the
Bole benefit of these one hundred specially
favored individuals, that all the rest of the
people of the country are taxed for tho salt
nature compels them to use.
Now that the government bas just com?
pleted some expensive ironclad naval ves?
sels, and contracted for more, it has been
discovered that an air guD, loaded with dy?
namite or gelatine, miles away, will blow
them to pieces. Before the construction of
any of the costly vessels referred to was com
meoced.it was prophesied by wise Daval offi?
cers that t be expeuse thereof would ba thrown
away, as science was advancing so rapidly
that they would be behind the times even
before the}'could be completed. But Sec?
retary Whitney, u lawyer, and a Congress
composed of lawyers, thought otherwise.
The Massachtjbetts convention declared
its belief tbat "no officer should be retained
in the public service who has shown himself
an offensive partisau." Some one who bas
been at the Gth street depot in Washington,
and seen the large number of offensive re?
publican partisans who hold federal clerk?
ships in Washington leave the Washington
& Ohio train every morning aud take it
every evening, must have suggested tho in?
corporation of this plank in the platform of
the Massachusetts democracy.
The eminent success of the President's
civil service policy in Massachusetts, one of
the Northern 8tates he expected the demo?
crats would gain by that policy, is shown by j
the division tbat policy bas caused in the I
democratic party of that Str.te, and by the
avowed determination of the mugwumps,
to win whose favor that policy was
adopted, to withdraw the support they gave
the party at the last two elections there, in
both of which the democrats were de?
If the reciprocal and complete suspen?
sion of all discriminating duties of tonnage
or imposts in the United States and the
islands of Cuba aud Porto Rico, aod all
other countries belonging to the crown of
Spain, upon vessels of the respective coun?
tries and their cargoes, as just provided by
the American government aud that of
Spain, be deemed advantageous to this
country, why wouldn't a similar arrange?
ment with England, and with all other for?
eign countries, be even more advantageous ?
A letter in the Cuiro from J. Henry
Lea, Lojdoo, says the Virginia stock of Lees I
is from Col. Richard Lee, the seventh boq of
Sir Robert Lee, of Barston, Hardwick and
Stratford Langten, Kent, who settled in
Virginia iD the 17th century and left a nu?
[Special Correspondence of tho Alexa. Gazette]
Washington. D. 0., Sept. 23,1887.
Mr. C. 0. Simpson, the engrossing clerk
of the U. S. Senate, died suddenly of apo?
plexy at his rooms in thi3 city this morning.
He was at the Capitol yesterday evening,
but seemed to be then in low spirits. He
waa appointed by the late D. C. Forney, then
Secretary of the Senate, in 1861, at the re?
quest of President Lincoln, and retained
the place ever since, even during the session
when the democrats had control of that
It is at tho court house here that
Robert Luckett, a colored man of Alexan?
dria, through uis attorney, Mr. Wm. E.
Fendall, of mat city, either has instituted
suit, or intends to do so. for ?20,000 damages
against the Pennsylvania Railroad Compa?
ny, lor injuries to his daughter, by an acci?
dent on the road ofthat company, by which
she lost a leg.
The Gazette's coirespondent waa in?
formed to-day, by h ;>arty interested in the
case, that a comm 8?iun was prepared at one
of the Government departments here last
week for an applicant, because the Presi?
dent hud taid he wuuld eigu it, but that
when it v\as carritd to him ho declined
to sign it, giving as a reason therefor that
in the meantime he had examined tbe ap
caut'd record and was not satisfied with it,
a3 he bad found that he bad resigned a
commis.-ion in tbe U. S. army to accept one
uuder the Confederacy. And this, too,
though tho applicant was a boy wheu he
resigned the commission ieferred to, though
?II the political disabilities ho bad incurred
had been removed by act of Congress, and
though his application bore the endorse?
ment of some of the most distinguished
Union officers in the civil war. The Presi?
dent, it will be remembered, revoked tbe
5 commi?=iou of Senator Blackburn's brother,
j because, when a box, twenty five years ago,
ho wrote a letter, saying bo was going "to
swim his bor.-e in Yankee blood." The ap?
plicant refei red to was a gallant officer in
the Confederate service and won distinc'.ion
Up touoou to day the day's offeiings of
the undue four per cent, bonds amounted to
about a million dollars. The impression at
the Treasury is that tho daily offerings will
gradually grow lees. Tbe receipts from
customs aud internal revenue to-day
amounted to more than a million and a third.
Tbe out look is tegurdtd at tbe Treasury De?
partment as much brighter ami tho belief is
freeiy expressed that the danger of a money
panic bus been averted at leu.-t for tho pres?
ent. Encouraging features it is said uro
found in the daily statement of Govern?
ment receipts ami expenditures. They
show that since the middie of tbemouth
about two aud a half million dollars have
been disbursed on accouut of pensions. The
apparent surplus tor tho month is thus left
at fourteen and a half million dollars. But
none of tbe bond purchases are taken iuto
account in this daily statement, and if de?
ductions are made ou this account and for
prepayments of interest tbe real surplus re?
ceipts for so much of the month cf Septem?
ber as bus expired will be reduced to some?
thing like five miliion dollars.
The President was at ibo White House
to day, but tho only caller he Faw up to
noon was secretary Faircbild, with whom
he had a long consultation on tbe subject of
the financial condition in New York.
Wm. Jones, an English member of the
Universal Peace Society, culled upon Pri?
vate Secretary Lamont this morning to ar?
range for the presentation of an address on
behalf of the English branch of tho society,
favoring a resort to arbitration instead of
war in tbe settlement of international differ?
The Utah corumUsioners are in town, and
had a consultation this morning with tbe
President regarding the workings of the Ed?
munds law in I'tab.
A public reception was given here last
night to Frederick Douglas, who, with his
white wife, baa recently returned from Eu?
rope. He made a epeech.duriug which he do
nounced tho color distinction tbat is main?
tained in this country. One of the promi?
nent attendants announced that bis ticket
for 1SSS was Lincoln and Douglas, and that
announcement was received with vociferous
It is understood hero tbat though a site
for the proposed Catholic University has
been nominally selected uorth of the Sol?
diers'Homo, it is not a satisfactory one, in
as much as it is not on commanding ground,
and as Mr. Hume's offet to douate a more
suitable site has cot yet been declined, some
think it may be accepted.
Quite a number of amateur, and some pro?
fessional, horsemen left hero this morning,
via the Virginia Midland train, for Haymar
ket, Virginia, to attend the fall meeting of
the jockey club of that place.
Sonio Virginians left here this morning to at?
tend tho meeting of the executive committco of
tho democratic party of Virginia to bo held in
Alexandria to-day. It is said that only a few
members of tho committco woro present. Under
tho new dispensation it is not politic now for
democrats to exhibit their partisan activity.
Tho fall term of tho U. S. Supremo Court will
commence on tho 10th proximo. One of the first
decisions to ho announced will probably be that
in tho Bell Telephone case, in which tho Govorn
mout take- so prominent a part.
Accidents on the B. & O.?About four
o'clock yesterday morning a stock train on
tho Valley Branch of the Baltimore and
Ohio became uncoupled several miles from
Woodstock. The engineer ran back after
the cars and ran into them near Pugh's Run,
telescoping and demolishing two stock cars,
the cattle disappearing in the surrounding
country. A passenger says tho accident was
caused by tbe crew being asleep. Wednes?
day night there were two accidents?an en?
gine off tbe track at Cowans, above Harris,
onburg, and two cars jumping the track at
Charlestowu, delaying the Winchester ac?
commodation several hours.
A prominent business man who was on a
night train states tbat twice between Wood?
stock and Harper's Ferry the engineer, af?
ter stopping the train, bad to go back to
wake the conductor and crew and inform
them where they wore. When he threaten?
ed to report them they replied they would
rather be discba ged than worked to death.
Arr-boi'biate BEcofiNiTios.?On the night of
the 2d of August two young ladies named Doll, of
Frederick, Md., lauded from tho steamer North?
ampton in Norfolk, aud being unacquainted with
tho locality, walked overboard into the dock.
Claudo West and Wm. P. Fallon, who heard their
cries, leaped overboard and rescued tho ladies,
who, without giving their names, woro taken to
the Boston steamship for Baltimore. Through
Mayor Meyers tho young ladies havo forwarded to
Messrs. West and Fallon $100 and a gold medal
each, tho latter bearing in each case tho monogram
of the recipient, and inscribed as "Mementoes of
gratitude from two sisters who had been gallantly
saved from drowning." Messrs. John Lewis and
Wm. Hurst, who rondercd assistance from tho
wharf, also received a check for $25 each.
A member of the New York Yacht Club
yesterday covered a bet of $1,000 on the
Thistle, made by cable by an English sports?
man. Some smaller bets, were said to have
been made, at odds of about 9 to 5 in favor
of the Volunteer.
NEWS OF THE B?A Y.
A natural gas well at Charleston, W. Va.,
has been lighted, and shows a large flow of
Internal Revenue Commissioner Miller
says Americans are drinking less whiskey
and more beer.
The jury in the Midland Railway accident
in Enuland returned a verdict of man?
slaughter against the engineer of the ex?
Six hundred bales of cotton, belonging to
E. H. Malloi y & Co..were burned od a light?
er in New York harbor yesterday. Loss
The Georgia Senate pessed its substitute
for tbo Gleuu bill by a vote of 23 to 13.
The bill merely withdraws the State money
from educational institutions when races are
mixeti, and makes graduates ineligible for
A mammoth salt company, composed of
all the lame salt mann fact urers in the
United States, is about to tie formed. It
will be known as the National Salt Union,
and will he the headquarters for tho salt
supply of tho whole country:
The "knights of labu" of the Disttict of
Columbia have just i-sued a secret, circular,
addressed to their brethren in Maryland,
declaring that Mr. E. E Jackson, the dem?
ocratic nomine? for Governor of the State of
Maryland, shall not receive the support of
members of the order.
Tho case of Frank Patterson, otherwise
known as "Blind" Patterson, who swindled
the government cut of $13,000 on a fraudu?
lent pension claim, wsa called in the U. S.
Court at Buffalo yesterday morning. His
counsel wanted tho case to go over the
term, but the court refused. It went over
temporarily. Patterson and some of hi? ac?
complices, it will be remembered, were ar?
rested in this State some time ago.
The House of Bishops of the Protestant
Episcopal Church in the United States will
meet in Philadelphia in the last week in
October. The special business before the
meeting will bo the election of a successor
to the late Bishop Robert W. B. Elliott, of
the missionary jurisdiction cf Western Tex?
as, and to elect a missionary bishop for Ne?
vada and Utah iu piace of the Rev. Reynold
M. Kirby, who was elected last October, but
Court of Appeals at Staunton, 22nd.
?Finchum ve? the Commonwealth. From
Rackingham. Upon indictment and
sentence for murder in tho first degree.
Judgment of the court below affirmed,
Judge Lewis delivering the opiuion. The
evidence was circumstantial, and the princi?
pal ground f..r the appeal was the absence
of motive. The court held that crimioal in?
timacy between accused and bis sister in
law, the wife o deceased, was sufficient mo?
Strayer vs. Long. From Sheoundoah.
Reversed and remanded, Judge Lacy de?
livering tho opinion.
Nagle vs. Alexandria aud Fredericksburg
Railroad Company. Reversed, Judge
Fauntleroy delivering the opinion.
Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Com
vs. Watts, trusts. Reversed and judgment
for plaintiff, Judge Richardson delivering
the opinion ; Judge Hiuton dissenting.
Witt's administrator vs. Warwick. From
Nelson. Affirmed, Judge Hinton deliver?
ing the opinion.
Kennerly vs. Swnrtz From Clarke. Af?
firmed, Judge Lewis delivering the opinion.
Stokes vs. Van Coquel, &c. From
the city of Not folk. Affirmed, Judge Rich?
ardson delivering the opinion ; Judge Faunt?
Beecher vs. Lewis and Bagby. Appeal al?
Washington, Ohio und Western Railroad
Company vs. Cazenovo. Argued further by
M. McCormick, S J. C. Moore, and Charles
E. Stuart, and continued for further hearing.
boycottkrs in Court.?In the Police
Court at Washington yesterday the hearing
began of charges of conspiracy against Louis
P. Wilde aud eight other members of the Mu?
sicians' Assembly, K. of L. of the District,
to boycott Frank Krause and some thirteen
members of hi? hand because Krause had re?
fused to pay a fine of to tho assembly,
and had been suspended, und the other men
continued to play with Krause after notice
of his suspension had been given. District
Attorney WorthiDgton was assisted by Mr.
H. W. Garnett, and Messrs. C. H. Moore
and J. H. Ralston appeared for tho defense.
Herbert Scutter testified to tho proceedings
of the assembiy. It was said there that it
was necessary to fjree Krause to pay his fine
and a comrnitiee was appointed to visit
steamers ami other employers of musicians,
to keep them from employing Krause and
his baud Chas. Arndt testified that at a
meeting of the, assembly when the Krause
matter was up Wildo had said there must
be "a boycott all over." Julius Seins, H. C.
Ford, L. Moxley, J. P. Long, Herman Edel
and Julius Esenbeise, secretary of the,
Liquor Dealers' Society, testified to the
visits of members of the Musician's Assem?
bly, who informed them of the suspension of
Krause and his musicians, and urged them
to employ others. The heariug was con?
tinued until 5 o'clock p. m., and then ad?
journed until noon to day.
The Coupon Litigation.?In the United
States Circuit Court at Richmond yesterday
Judgo Bond heard argument in the several
injunction cases pe iding therein resulting
from couDon iitigatioD. Theso cases raise
the question of the jurisdiction of theUnited
States Circuit Court to enjoin State officers
from carrying into execution au alleged un?
constitutional law of tho State, commonly
known as tho "coupon crusher." There
were also two contempt cases set lor
hearing, that of B. McCabe, Commonwealth
attorney of Loudoun county.and John Scott,
Commonwealth attorney of Fauquier county.
These officers disobeyed Judge Bond's res?
training order. Mr. Scott was in court, and
filed his answer, in which he says that he
considered it his duty to obey the State
laws. The judge told him that he could
not pass upon his case until he had decided
the question of jurisdiction. D. H. Cham?
berlain, of counsel of tho foreign bondhold?
ers, spoke and Attorney-GeDeral Ayers ar?
gued in behalf of the State. Tho argument
will be continued to-day. These are the
most important cases as yet heard in the
Nominations.?Dr. William S. Christian
has been nominated aa candidate for the
General Assembly of Virginia by the demo?
crats of Middlesex and Matbews. Ex-Judge
L. C. Bristoe is tho republican nominee.
Capt. James L. Arthur, late treasurer of
Bedford, has been nominated for the Senate,
and Major B. W. Arnold aDd Thomas S.
West for the House of Delegates.
The democrats of the Thirty-second dis?
trict havo nominated Dr. Thomas H. Barnes,
of Nacsomond, for toe State Senate.
The republicans of Northumberland and
Westmoreland counties have nominated Col.
Robert M. Mayo for the House of Delegates.
The Colonel wa3 not present, but it is known I
he will accept.
A man's character is like a fence?it can?
not be strengthened by whitewash?but he j
can strengthen his voice by using Dr. Bull's 1
Letter from Richmond.
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.!
Richmond, Sept. 21,1SS7.?I went up to
Louisa county last Saturday and returned
Monday morning. L spent a delightful
Sabbath day at tbe hospitable home of Col.
Wm. Winston, near Apple Grove. Tbe
crops of corn and tobacco in Louisa are
very good. The season has been a splendid
one and the farmers have ample reason to
rejoice and to be thankful to the Giver of
all good things.
Richmond heretofore has been very defi?
cient in Btreet car facilities; but now she is
to have several new lines, traversing various
parts of tbe city, which should have been
provided with street cars long ago.
Broad street will eventually be the street
of Richmond. It is by far the prettiest, so
far as location is concerned, in the city. It
is level from Ford's Hotel westward. And
here is where the Lee monument should bo
placed, right in Bro<?d street Place it
somewhere about 5th or 1st and Broad, and
how grand and imposiug it would look
looming up before you as you looked up
Broad street. We have uo monuments, or
trees, or grass, in the middle- of our streets
like many other cities have. Who ever
looked al ibe Washington monument on St.
Charles street, Baltimore, or the Loo tnonu
ment, on St. Charles avenue, New Orleans,
without discerning at once bow well the
Lee monument of Richmond would look
standing iu Broad street. As it is, however,
tbe very worBt of all available places
has beeo selected. Stich is tbe opiuion of
nearly every one in our city with whom I
have talked about it.
Mr. Thurman, formerly of Louisa, is in
the city. He is as popular here as he was
in Louisa, where be was held iu high es?
teem. He leaves soon for Memphis, Teno.
I was in Ashland this morning; it is a
pretty little town, but level as a floor, which
fact ono does not object to after puffing and
blowing over some of our hills.
The weather is pleasant to day.
E. L. B.
The Battle of Bnll Run.
To the editor of the Alexandria Gazette:
Middlebubg, Va., Sept. 22,1SS7.?Seeing
in your columns of 20ch iost., an account
of "tbe three guns mat turned the tide of
battle at Bull Run," allow me, as a par?
ticipant, to make a statement. Col. S. D.
Lee's battallion was ordered on Friday, Aug.
29th from Saiem, (now Marshall) to join
Longstreet's corps on the field of battle.
Marching from Salem to tbe Plains, thence
to Haymarket, we camped on the battle
field tbat night und went into position on
an open plain the following morniug, when
we fired upon the enemy during the day.
About3:30 Major Del. Kemper was ordered
with a portion of the battalion to move fur?
ther to the left whilst the remainder of tbe
battalion engaged ? large massed body of
tbe enemy from their original position. The
guns under Major Kemper's command, as
also those that remained in their original
position, to thorn, I have no doubt, belong
the honor of breakiug me charge on Jack?
son at tbat place. Major Kemper received
a painful wound iu that engagement. Sin?
gular tbat Kemper's battery tired the shot
at tbe battle of July 21-t, 1861, at Cub Run,
which upset me wagon and caused the
stampede of tbe reserves at that place and
that he should command the pieces that also
played such an important part fourteen
moDths later. I therefore think the paint?
ing correct of tbe Bull Run battle. i).
A Test Case.?Mr. Witt, Common?
wealth's Attorney, yesterday filed the fol?
lowing information in the Richmond Hust?
ings Court: .
licit remembered, That J. Samuel B. Witt, At?
torney for tho Commonwealth, who prosecutes in
this behalf hero, comes into court aud gives the
Court to understand and to be informed that A.
B. Gnigon on tho 1st day of June, 1887, at tho
city aforosaid, did unlawfully sell, aud offer to
soil, tax-receivable coupons from bonds of the
State of Virginia, aud that ho did, at the same
time and place, tonder and pass, and offer to lead?
er and pass for another?to wit, for one W. L.
Boyall?tax-receivable coupons cut from bonds of
tho State of Virginia, ho, tho said A. B. Guigon,
not having a special license therefor as required
by law, against tho poaco and dignity of the Com?
The Judge at once awarded a capias
against Mr. Guigon, and he was brought
into court forthwith and recognized in the
sum of $300 for his appearance on the sec?
ond day of tbe October term.
Louisa Contested Election Case.?In
the Circuit Court of Louisa county, Judge
W. 8. Barton presiding, the contested elec
tion case of Jennings agaiost Woolfolk
was remanded. At the spring election
Woolfolk was by the returns elected by a
majority of two ; whereupon Jennings up
plied for a recount of tbe vote, alleging mis?
takes in tbe vote as returned. The case was
tried at the June term of the County Court
and decided in favorof Woolfolk. Jennings
apj ealed to tbe Circuit Court.and Judge Bar?
ton reversed tbe decision of Judce White.
Tho effect of tho decision is to remand the
case to the County Court, with a recount of
tho ballois and a trial of tho matter on its
Stafford Contested Election Cases.
?The contested election cases which
bavo been on the docket iu Stafford county
sinc9 last June were finally concluded yes?
terday. Judge Ashton, presiding, rendered
the decision, giving the offices cf treasurer
and sheriff respectively to Messrs. Henry G.
Chasley and (!. L. Kennedy, republicans,
who had been declared elected thereto over
Messrs. Thomas Waller and Hugh Adie,
democratic contestants. Tbe decision of the
judge was received with applause.
The first steel light-house boat put into
service has been ordered to bo delivered to
the light-house inspector at the light-house
depot at Portsmouth. It is for service off
Cape Charles, and was manufactured by
Houston & Woodbridge, Lin wood, W. Va".
Rev. J. J. Page, rector of Wickliffo par?
ish, Clark county, has received and accept?
ed a call to a parish in ono of the counties
Good news from Washington.
One application well rubbed in of Salva?
tion Oil cured me of rheumatism in the arm,
of two months standing. I never intend to
be without it.?H. B. Kramer, 234 1st St., S.
E., Washington, D. C.
Give Ely's Cream Balm a Trial.
This justly celebrated remedy for tho cure of
catarrh, hay fever, cold iu tho head, &c, can be
obtained of any reputable druggist and may be
relied upon as a safe and pleasant remedy for the
above complaints, and will give immediate relief.
It is not a liquid, snuff or powder, has no offen?
sive odor and can be used at any time with good
results, as thousands can testify, among them
some of the attaches of this office.?Spirit of the
Times May 29,1886.
will be resumed Sept. 17th. sep22 1m
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Brownsville, Tex, Sept. 23.?A cyclone
visited this place Wednesday night, carry?
ing destruction in its path. Tho rain ac?
companying the storm deluged tho country
for miles. The loss in property and crops
is very great, and cannot yet be estimated.
Thus far no lives have been reported lost.
The village of Santa Cruz, opposite Browns?
ville, was entirely submerged for several
hours. The Rio Grande rose rapidly and
raged like the sea, and the backwater over?
flowed many miles of fertile country. The
wind reached a velocity of over eighty miles
an hour, blowiDg a perfect hurricane for a
couple of hours. The rain fall during Wed?
nesday Dight by actual measurement reach?
ed ten inches. The floods did almost as
much damage as the wind. Hardly a tree
is left standing in th3 vicinity of the city
and several hundred acres of valuable sugar
cane were blown flat to the earth. The roof
of Masonic Hall was carried away. Scan
Ion's large warebousa was demolished and
many private residences were unroofed arid
had their contents ruined by the heavy rain.
Mauy Mexican families whose frail houses
were toppled over were cared for by the cit?
izens and comfortably lodged in public
buildings. The telegraph wires were pros
trated and the extent of the damage south
and west of here along the Rio Grande is
not yet known.
New Orleans, Sept. 2:i.~ A special to the
Times Democrat from Brownsville, Texas,
gives a full account of the fearful storm
there ?cd at Matamoras. The damage in
I that section is estimated at $1,000,000. In
'Brownsville seventy small houses were
j blown down and three huudred others were
\ unroofed and rendered unfit for occupation,
j In Matamoras a dozen bouses of the better
I class and from one huudred aud fifty to two
hundred small houses were prostrated by
the wind, while from four hundred to live
hundred others were unroofad. In tbe
country on the American side of'.he river
incalculable damage was done. Countless
heads of cattle and tdieep were lo.-t and the
crops of ottou, corn aud sugar cine were
completely prostrated aud destroyed.
Sl'aunton, Va., t'ept. 23 ?Tho ."-(ate pro?
hibition conference met here to-day.
One hundred and forty delegates, about
oue fuur'h colored, were present represent
ing nine counties a::d nine cities. Hoo. T.
E. Taylor, of Loudoun, a member of tbe
national prohibition executive eommit
teo, called tbe conference to order
and iu his opening address declared
that the third pariy was in Virginia
to stay. Hon. W. J. Shellburne, of Mont?
gomery, was elected temporary and per?
manent chairman, R. H. B?ll, of Augusta,
and J. A. Smith, of Nottoway, secretaries.
Short addresses were delivered by J. Lloyd
Thomas, State organizer, and Rev. Mr.
Young, colored, and others. After the ap?
pointment of committees tho conference
took a recess until 2 o'clock. The delega?
tions embrace hitherto prominent leaders of
both political parties and tho conference is
?a determined and intelligent looking body
of men. Tho utmost harmony ami enthusi?
asm prevailed in the morning eeision.
Attacked by si Mob.
london, Sept. 23.?During tho meeting of
the national league in Cork last evening a
crowd which had gathered outside the
building in which the meeting was held
made at: attack upon the rooms of tho Pro?
testant Youug Men's Christian Association.
The police charged the crowd, but the mob
continually gained frosh accessions and re?
sisted, and a melee ensued, tho police using
their batons and the crowd using stones.
The conflict continued until Mr. Tanner, M.
P., who wus presentat the league meeting,
came out aud implored the crow.! to desist.
After this the police made another charge
and dispnrscd tho crowd. Three valuable
panes of glass were broken in a warehouse.
Several constables were cut with stones.
Pittskurg, Sept. 23.?Thomas McKenua,
a laboring man, 67 yfars of age, brutally
murdered his wife this morning at their
home in McKeesport, Pa. She "./as sleep
ing at the time. Hy first struck bor on tho
head with an axe and then buried a knife
in her heart. After his arrest ho said^ he
had been contemplating the deed for years,
but had refrained until his children had
reached an age when they could care for
themselves. He claimed that she was un?
faithful to him.
Confession of a Murderer.
Lebanon, Pa., Sept. 23.?William Show?
ers, the old man arrested several weeks ago
charged with having murdered bis two
grandchildren, made a confession of the
crime this morning and implicated bis house
keeper, Elizabeth Sergent, who, he eays,
hold a light in the children's bedroom while
he committed the deed. Showers was ar?
raigned in court this morning and pleaded
Mr. Washburnc'N Condition.
chicago, Sept. 23.?Hope for the recovery
of the Hon. E. B. Washburne, ex-Minister
to France, who was stricken with paralysis
Wednesday, was this morning abandoned
by his physician. A change for the worse
was phiiuly noticeable, . he patient was
speechless aod could with great difficulty (
be roused into recognition of any one. To- j
day is Mr. Washburne's 71st birthday. ;
Cholera in New York.
New York. Sept. 23.?The steamship :
Alesia, which arrived below last night from
Marseilles and Naples, with G00 passengers, j j
ba9 Asiatic cholera aboaid. Eight of her e
paaseugers died on the passage aod on her 1
arrival at quarantine the health officer found ;
four cases aboard. He has sent the Aleeia
und her passengers to West Bank, in tbe '
A Severe Sentence.
Wichita, Kan., Sept. 23.- James A Stew?
art, of this city, was yesterday sentenced io
17 years and 4 months in the county
and fined $20.S00, with costs of prosecution
for the violation of the prohibit] i.
He was a clerk in the West End drug store,
and pleaded guilty to an indictment con?
taining 2,080 counts at the same time,as d d
Herman, the proprietor of the place. The
latter cannot be found, and it is thought
that he has left the country. The punish?
ment imposed upon Stewart is the heavies',
ever given in the State for violation of the
liquor law. _
Jenny lAiul III.
London", Sept. 23.?Jenny Lind (Madame
Otto Goldschmidt) the celebrated Swedish
singe.-, is seriously ill.
The American Magazine for October, has
been received from its publishers, in New
York. Its contents are: W. W. Corcoran,
The Mountain that Smokes. Prairie Mem?
ories, Olivia Delaplaine, The Last of Harth.
A Pot-Huntor'n Paradi-e, American Expe?
riences in China. The Washington National
Monument, Stray Verses, New Factor.- in
Social Evolution, Rebel or Loyalist, At Lac
Eternite, Longfellow's Method, My Larei
and Penates, The Twins of Weasel Branch,
Mysterious Mu-ieof the Gulf Coast. Pitt
burg's Invisible Fuel. American Pulpit,
Timely Topics, The Household, and The
I7ie Curio for September, the first cumber
of a monthly magazine devoted to genealo?
gy, biography, heraldry, bookplates, coins,
autographs, old furniture and plate, and
other colonial relics, has been received from
its Dublisher, R. W. Wright, New York.
The St. Nicholas Magazine for October ha- Leen
received from its publishers, the Century Com?
pany, New York.
A vegetable compound, contains no Quinine. A
safe and posi,tivo euro for MALARIA, FEVERaud
AGUE; ako as a tonic for strengthening and in?
vigorating tho system.
For sale by ?11 druggists. Fifty cents a bottle :
three bottles for $1 25. sep2 3m
JUDICIAL SALE OF THE FARM (
The residenco of the late Wm. Gray Somervillc
near Mitchell's station. Culpeper co , Va.
By virtue of a decree of tho Circuit Court
Culpepor county, pronounced on the 13th day of
September, 1887, in the chancery suit of "Somcr
villo, substituted trustee, vs. Somervillc and
others," I, as commissioner of said court, appoint?
ed for the purpose by said decree, shall, on tho
22d DAY OF OCTOBER, 1--7.
at 12 o'clock m., proceed to sell at public auction
to the highest bidder, on tho premises, either in
the whole or in parcels, that well-known and val?
uable tract of laud called
formerly tho resideuce of the late James Som
ville. of Culpeper count v. containing about
This is a desirable tract of land, well-wooded
and watered, with a very GOOD DWELLING
HOUSE thereon ; ordinary out-houses and ordi?
nary fencing. Tho land is in ijuito good condi?
tion, and with good cultivation is usually quite
Tho neighborhood is desirable, being near
Mitchell's anil Rapid Ann stations, on the Virgin?
ia Midland Railway, and the society is excellent;
very near and excellent pay and free schools.
Terms: Money enough to ccer the costs of soil
and expenses of sale must be paid down in cash.
For tho residue bonds of the purchaser, with g< ;
security, will be required, bearing interest from
tho date thereof, payablo in equal instalments o!
one, two and three years each. The legal title
will be retained until all tho purchase money
shall he paid aud payment thereof reported to tin
This farm will bo divided by a competent sur?
veyor into three (3) parcels of about 200acres
each to suit purcha-scis, and so as to secure a suf?
ficiency of wood and water to each.
The purchasers of the whole or one er more
parcels may pay down in cash the whole or at
least ono-third (':;iof the purchase money, in
which case personal security on his bonds wib bo
js?-Tho commissioner will demand tho cash
payment and the execution of the bonds for the
deferred payments, immediately after tho sale,
and on failure of the purchaser to comply prompt?
ly, will put up the land again and resell to some
other person, who will comply with tho terms in
Possession will ho given on tho 1st day of Jan?
uary, 1888, or, if desired for seeding this fall, an
arrangement will bo made with Mr. Marsh, the
present tenant, for free ingress and egress for such
purpose. JOHN W. BELL,
Comm'r Circuit Court of Culpeper.
N. B.?The title to the land i> boyond doubt,
never having been in litigation, and perfectly
clear of all liens.
The plat and diagram of tho whole farm, at
well as subdivisions thereof, ein bo seen at my
otlico at Culpeper and at Mr. Marsh's house, and
at Mitchell's and Winston's station*.
sep21-cots .1. W. B , Comm'r.
By virtue of a decreo of the Circuit Court f<>:
the county of Fairfax, made r-t its Novemlx r
term, 18S5, in the case of I'ritchart'o administra?
tor against Burdctt Skinner, the, undersigned,
commissioners, will sell at public sale, at the fronl
door of Fairfax Court House, on MONDAY, tho
17th day of October, 1887 (Court day i, tho follow?
ing described property:
Tho TBALT OF LAND upon which Burdctt
Skinner resided on the 15th day of November,
1883, at which tiuio it was purchased by Georgi
E. Sangster, and contains SIXTY ACRES, with
the DWELLING HOUSE of five rooms and other
Tho above tract of land lies a short distac e
low Fairfax station. There is a depot on the Vir?
ginia Midland Railroad about 400 yards from the
i welling, which renders it easily accessible to the
cities of Washington aud Alexandria.
Terms of Sale: Cash; but these terms may be
changed to suit tho convenience of the purchaser,
sale to take place between 11 and 12 o'clock.
H. W. THOMAS,"} Commrs.
THOS. MOORE, \ of
seplC twts THOS. R. LOVE, J Sale.
H FOE SALE.
?The TWO-AND-A-HALF STORY BRICK
HOUSE No. 521 Duke, street, covered with lint'
iupplied with gas and waler, &C, &c. Terms ca.sy.
This property is oiTercd for sale privately until
DCTOBEB 1st, on which day, if unsold, it will be
jflcrcd at public auction, in front of tho premises,
it 12 o'clock SATURDAY, October 1st, 1887.
For particulars inquire of
sep21 td B. F. KNOX. Citizens' Baak.
SALE OF HARDWARE, PAINTS, Ac.
I will sell at private sale until TUESDAY, Oc
ober 4th, 1887. the stock of merchandise, con
isting of HARDWARE, PAINTS, OILS, &c, in
ho store on the southeast corner of King and
Va.-hington streets at cost price for cash : and on
hat day I will sell tho residue thereof at auction
or cash. JOHN M. JOHNSjON, Trustee.
PERSONS INDEBTED TO BENJ. W. NALLS
will make payment of their indebtedness to
ac, and persons to whom he is indebted will pre
cnt their claims, veriiied on oath, to mo for pay
sepS eots JOHN M. JOHNSON, Trustee.
IT YOUB CHICKENS ABE SICK,
LUNT'S CHICKEN CHOLERA CTJBE.^
Sold by all druggists and grocers mbCi