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FRIDAY EVENING. OCT. 4, 18 6.
The price of cotton and iron and coal
}\:v3 advanced, and the protected manu?
facturers of the North may be making
po much money that they desire no
further tariff increase; but the con
i ensus of opinion of the people of all
this section of country, including Wash?
ington and the Potomac counties of
Maryland, is to the effect that "hard
times" are still prevailing, and, what is
worse, that there is nothing in view
that indicates a change ior the better.
The native holders of the government
bonds are doing well^but their Usi for?
tunate fellow citizens anticipate the
coming winter with any thing else than
emotions of delight.
The Right Rev. J. J. Keane, rector
of the new Catholic University at
Washiugton, is evidently under the
impression that all the students
of that institution will come from
the North, as be says color
will be no bar to admission. Two ne?
groes have already been admitted, and
moro are expected. Well, the rector
.si ould kDOW moro about his buf-iness
thau anybody else. Iu the old and
successful Catholic college and cou
vent at Georgetown, color is a
tmr to admission, and, if it hadn't
bcon, they would long since have been
numbered among the things that were.
When Mr. Thomas Watson, the no?
torious populist leader of Georgia, was
fairly and legally defeated for Congress
at the regular election last fall, be
s\vore he had been cheated and de?
frauded. Mr. Black, the democrat
who was elected, in order to substan
t ate bis just claim, resigned, so that an?
other election might be held. Well,
that election has just been held, and
Mr. Watson has met with a more sig?
nal defeat than he did before. Will he
now assert tbat bo has been cheated out
of his election again, or is he at length
satisfied tbat a majority of the peoplo
of his district are democrats?
The two facts that the white people
of the largest State in the Union have
been taxed to pay the expense of an
extra session of tbeir legislature, con?
vened to stop a prize fight, and that
those of the most populous and richest
Slate, are now fightiog over a proposi?
tion to increase their police force so
that the side doors of all tbeir grog
geries can be watched on Sundays, are
sufficient of themselves alone to prove
that republican institutions in this
country have passed their climax, and
nre ready for the fate tbat sooner or
Inter has overtaken all other republics.
Ma. Gompeb-S, ex-president of the
American Federation of Labor, who
lias recently returned from a labor con?
vention in Wales, says "the American
workman is almost universally better
paid, lives more comfortably,and spends
more money in living than the average
European laborer earns." And yet the
demagogues here try to make the work?
men dissatisfied and discontented by
telling them they are worked to
death and are not half paid. But the
demagogues, like the poor, are always
with us. _
Mexico is a republic, but its Presi?
dent has served five, and will serve six
terms, and more, if be chooses to do so.
When it was proposed that the Cor
bett-Fitzsimmons prize fight should
take place on Mexican territory, he did
cot hesitate a moment, and put no body
to a cent's expense, but declared that
no such fight would be allowed within
his jurisdiction. And the matter was
S2ttled then a?d there. Republican
government, as conducted in this couu
try, is a terribly expensive luxury.
There is great talk about the neces
shy for a reduction in the State's ex?
penditures; but, according to Mr. Poin
dexter, the ex-State librarian, a large
number of most valuable State docu?
ments, which can not be duplicated,
have jusi been sold for a trifle to a
junk dealer, as waste paper. Nothing
should go into a State library except
what is valuable, and certainly nothing
should go out of it without careful in
Judging from the New York Tribune
of to-day, Mr. John S. Wi3e met the
tame treatment at a republican meet?
ing in that city last night tbat he re?
ceived the last time he attempted to
speak here. He was howled down
Lere for abusing the white people of
his own State, buf, in his n iw home, he
was. howled down for advocating a
simple republican party measure.
The legislature of Wisconsin at
its last session passed a bill for the treat?
ment of drunkards. As the expense of
tbat treatment has already amounted
to a large sum, the tax payers are kick?
ing. A whipping post in every county
of the State, and made applicable to
such cases, would save all the expense
referred to, and eliminate habitual
drunkards from the State of Wisconsin
in short order.
By request, M. L. Van D?ren has tendered'
resignation as superintendent of the peni?
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington. Oct. 4.
Mr. Andrew Lipscomb of Alexandria
county, a candidate for the democratic
nomination lor tbe Virginia House of
Delegates from the district composed of
that county and the city of Alexandria,
accompanied by Mr. Frank Hume,
went from here to the latter city to-day,
t> "feel the pulse" of the democratic
A race horse man here to-day says
the proprietors of the race tracks in
Alexandria county have determined
that none of tbe horses and jockeys that
have left those tracks, or that may
laave them, to go to any ol the New
York Jockey Club tracks shall come
A well known Ohio republican, in the
city to-day, says that while the repub?
lican candidate for Governor there will
bj electtd by from thirty to forty thou?
sand majority, Senator Brice will cer?
tainly by reelected, for the reason that
tho McKinley men know they can not
rely upon Foraker if he be elected Sen?
ator, and that consequently while vot
iog the republican State ticket they
will not vote tbe legislative ticket. The
man referred to is prominent in republi?
can and Grand Army circles.
A prominent Baltimore merchant
here to day says tbe prospects of the
i he democracy of Maryland are im?
proving every day, that the democrats
there now realize that the fight is be?
tween democrats and republicans, and
that the merchants of bis city fear that
should it fail to give its usual demo?
cratic majority, much of their profitable
trade, most of which is from the South,
would be deflected to other cities. He
aho says that it 4a pretty well under?
stood there that tbe defeat of the dem?
ocratic would be gratifying to tbe
administration, but that that fact does
it more good than barm.
Ex-Senator Kellogg, who has just re?
turned from a visit to New England,
confirms what appeared in this cor?
respondence yesterday in relation to
tbe next republican Presidential nomi?
nee. He says be thinks Mr. Reed will
get the solid vote of all the New Eug
andSlates.and U auf he shall, the votes
of New York and Pennsylvania will go
to him without the asking. If, how?
ever, there shall be a break in New
E"gland, the delegates from the other
Slates will look after their own personal
interests by going for the strongest
man, aud that man, it is possible, may
be Senator Allison.
It is reported here that Secretary Car?
lisle s ill has the Presidential bee buz?
zing in his bonnet and that his
friends in bia State, who want
to send a solid delegation
for him to the national democratic
convention, recently made a proposi?
tion to vote for his re-election if he
would support them, but that the prop?
osition was not accepted.
Capt. Bassett, doorkeeper of the U.
S. Senate, and who has been in the em?
ployment of that body for dixty-two
years, was thought by his friends this
afternoon to bo dying.
The old Liberty Bell of 177G arrived
to day from Philadelphia en route to
tbe Atlanta fair, and was given an en?
thusiastic reception. At Sixth street
tbe special train bearing tbe bell and its
guardians was greeted by military com?
panies, civic patriotic organizations,
representatives of the District govern?
ment the board of trade and a large
number of ci'izeus. Tbe Washington
Light Infantry corps and the High
School Cadets headed by tbe Marine
II mil, during the stay of the bell in this
dry acted as its guard of honor. At
the station were assembled tbe District
Commissioners, a committee from the
board of trade, the Sons of the Ameri?
can Revolution and ateceptiou commit?
tee. Wheo the train arrived these
walked through the eates to the plat
farm and as Mayor Warwick and the
Philadelphia contingent stepped from
tbe train, the Marine Band played a pa?
triotic air. As Mayor Warwick step?
ped to tbe station platform he was j
greeted by President Ross, of the
board of District Commissioners, who
delivered an address of welcome. The
Mayor responded briefly, and after the
reception party had been given a
cbance to view tbe bell, the Philadel?
phia contingent and their hosts were
diiven to the rooms of the board of
trade where a luncheon was seived.
I The car containing tbe bell was switch?
ed to a siding and for the brief period
it remaiued in Washington was viewed
by crowds of people. At two o'clock
(he special train started on its journey
General Mabono passed last night without
undergoing any perceptible change in his
ouditiou. At noon to-day he was weaker
inn it was supposed he was sinking.
The body of the man found de id on the
f oag Bridge last night has not yet been iden?
tified, but tho polio are looking for a man
named Matthews, who is jeported to have
been last seen with bim.
The Eucharistic Congress.?The
Buchaiistic Congress of the Catholic
Church completed its session last night
in Washington with a procession, led
l>y Cardinal Gibbons, and including
most of the archbishops, bishops and
dignitaries of the American hierrachy,
through the Catholic University
grounds to the steps of McMahon Hall,
where the Cardinal pronounced bene?
diction. It was au imposing demon?
stration, bringing to a close the most
notable gathering of tbe clergy in the
history of the churcb. Prior to the
procession the business of tbe congress
was concluded by the passage of a ree
olatioa embodying the results accom
pl ahed. A significant feature of the
resolution was its strong statement in
favor of Sunday observance as a practi
cul means o< sanctifying tbe Holy
Eucharist. The resolutions also re af?
firm full adherence to the delarationsof
the Third Ecumenical Congress at Bal?
timore on the Sunday question, the
chief point in that' question being that
salooDS should be closed on Sunday.
The Governor's Atlanta Trip.-?
Is has been decided that Governor
O'Ferrall and his exposition party will
1 ?ave Rich mood for Atlanta on Monday,
the 21st, via the Southern Railway
Company's 2 a. m. train. They will be
joined en route by the Virginia Military
Institute Cadets, which will uct as
special escort to the Governor. The
stay in Atlanta will extend to Friday
or Saturday. The Governor's staff con
8lfa ?iCoA??el 9' ?'B- Cowardin, Chief
of Staff; Colonel R. E Boykin, Judge
Advocate-General; Colonel Charles E
Wmgo, Quartermaster-General- Col
Louis C. Barley, Commissary-Generai
of Subsistence; Colonel John S. Har
wood, Chief of Ordnance; Colonel
Fred. Pleasants, Chief of Rifle Practice ?
Colonel 0. W. Dudley, Aide de Camp!
Adjutant-General Anderson and Lieut!
Knight will be members of the party j
which will embrace several ladies.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
It is now eaid that the Corbctt-Fitz
siramons fi^ht will be held either in
Mexico or the Indian Territory.
Harry Wright, the veteran baseball
man and chief of umpires of the na?
tional league, died at, Atlantic City yes?
Heavy snowfalls are reported in
Scotland. More than fifty vessels and
twenty-four lives were lost in the re?
cent storm off the coast of England.
The democratic convention at Balti?
more last night nominated Henry Wil?
liams for Mayor and the republicans
nominated Alcaeus Harper for that
The New York Chamber of Com?
merce will form a committee to try to
unite the opposition to Tammany. The
State democracy is also in favor of
Collector of the Port Wise, at San
Francisco, refuses tojadmit a returning
coolie, although the latter has been
naturalized, and has a pass signed by
James G. Blaine, as Secretary of State.
Fire yesterday evening destroyed the
building constituting the mills of the
Warren Manufacturing Company, at
Warren, R. I., making fine sheetings
and shirtings, and causing a loss of over
a million dollars.
On Wednesday night two masked
robbers "held up" a party of four men
at Hutchins's Hotel, near the Clare
inont stock yards, Baltimore, and after
securing about. $700 in money and jew?
elry made their escape.
Dispatches stating tbat Secretary
Olney had given Great Britain ninety
days in which to accede to arbitration
in the Venezuelan boundary dispute are
pronounced at the State Department
absurdities on their face.
Free silver democrats in Ohio have
formed a State committee and will
make a contest with a view to secur?
ing a control in the ne.xt legislature of
the State and thereby influencing the
election of the next TJ. S. Senator from
Col. R. E. A. Crofton, at Fort Sheri?
dan, yesterday, narrowly escaped death
at the hands of Lieut. S. S. Pagu?, of
Company F, Fifteenth Infantry. The
lieutenant was suffering from mental
trouble, induced by a liquor cure, and
is thought not to be responsible for bis
It was announced by B'shop Keane
some time ago that students of both
t he white and colored races would be
admitted to the Catholic University in
Washington. Yesterday two colored
professors registered. Thus tar no
women have applied for registration
and it is not likely tbat they will do s>.
The South Carolina constitutional
convention, by an overwhelming ma?
jority, has adopted a clause forbidding
the intermarriage of a white person
with any person who contains any ne?
gro blood whatever in his or her veins.
This in connection with the suffrage
clause will have the efiect of disfran?
chising mulattoes. The convention
decided last night to take a recess af?
ter to day until October 14.
The reports, that Armenians who
were arrested in Constantinople for
taking part in Monday's and Tuesday's
rioting, were being killed while being
taken into custody, have been confirm?
ed. It is known to a certainty tbat five
of the prisoners were so killed, and it
would excite no surprise to hear tbat
others met their death in the same
manner. Doubtless the Armenians
will bo made to pay dearly for the out?
burst, but having provoked reprisals it
will be difficult for the powers to inter?
vene. An earthquake shock added to
the scene of terror incident to the
bloody riots and attacks upon the Ar?
In tbe Durrant trial at San Francis
co yesterday more evidence was pro?
duced to show the unreliability of the
roll-call book of the medical college, of
which Durrant was entered as present
on the afternoon tbat Blanche Lamont
was murdered. Miss CarrieCunningham,
a reporter, was committed to jail for re?
fusing to answer a question on the wit?
ness stand. Henry J. McCoy, general
secretary of the Young Men's Christian
Association, who was cited for con?
tempt last Monday for telling Juror
Truman tbat if he did not hang Dur?
rant the people would hang him, was
fined $250, with the alternative of five
days in tbe county jail.
Court of Appeals at Staunton.
The county school board of Albemarle
vs. Farish's administrator. From the
Circuit Court of Albemarle; reversed.
Brock vs. Brock, from the Circuit
Court of Roekingham; affirmed.
Shafer & Thompkins vs. the Chesa?
peake and Ohio Railway Company.
From the Circuit Court of Rockbridge;
Crawford's administrator vs. Smith,
executor, from the Circuit Court of
Survick vs. the Valley Mutual Life
Association. From the Hustings Court
of Staunton; affirmed.
Burton's executor vs. Ridgway's ad?
ministrator. From tbe Circuit Court of
Chahoon, treasurer, vs. McCulloucb.
From the Circuit Court of Botetourt;
Writs of error or supersedeas were
asked for in tbe following cases : J. G.
Watts and William Mahone vs. Bank
of Princeton, from Tazewell County
Court; writ of error refused.
Goios vs. the Commonwealth. From
the County Court of Scott; writ of error
Barnes vs. the city of Staunton.
from the Circuit Court of Augusta; writ
of error refused.
Johnson vs. Nichols, Shepherd & Co.
From tbe Corporation Court of Rad
ford city; appeal and supersedeas
awarded; bond in penalty of $1,500.
Johnson vs. Nichols, Shepherd & Co.
From the Circuit Court of Giles; writ
of error awarded; bond in penalty
Western Union Telegraph Company
vs. Goddio, from the Law and Equity
Court of Richmond; writ of error
awarded; bond in penalty of $200.
Clarke vs. People's Building and
Loan Association. From the Circuit
Court of Roanoke; writ of error award?
ed; bond in penaly of $250.
Tbe court will hear no cases at Staun
ton after to-day.
A Millionaire of Happiness.?A
millionaire's idea of what constitutes
happiness is always somewhat interest?
ing. The other day Baron A. Rotchs
cbild was asked whether he thought
riches led to happiness. "Ab, no," he
answered, "that would be too glorious.
Happiness has little to say to gold. I
admit many advantages do attach to
money, but happiness, as I understand
it, is something totally different. Be?
lieve me, the truest source of happiness
The Willoughby Spit property at
Norfolk was sold yesterday to the
State Realty Company for $81 000.
A. P. Hill Camp Confederate Vet?
erans at Petersburg last night passed
resolutions of sympathy for Gen. Ma
hone in his illness.
Eugene Miller and Rosa L. Hudnell,
two young people, said to be an elop?
ing couple from Lexington, were mar?
ried in Washington yesterday.
Dr. R. H. Stuart, of Stratford Mill,
Westmoreland county, in the near
future will erect a patent roller flour
mill at his place (Stratford), capacity,
25 barrels per day.
The difficulty in the way of the ap?
propriations for the Culpeper water
works has been overcome and the con?
tract let to Luck & Palmer, of Roanoke,
with instructions to begin work as soon
At a meeting in Richmond yesterday
of the Ladies' Jefferson Davis Mem?
orial Association the offer of Mr. Chss.
B. Rouss, of New York, to donate, on
certain named conditions, $100,000 for
a Confederate museum was discussed,
but no action was taken. Work is pro?
gressing on the old Davis mansion,
which is being converted into a Con?
At Martinsville yesterday there was
a Confederate reunion and the corner?
stone of a Confederate monument to
the Confederate dead of Henry county
was laid with imposing ceremonies.
Five hundred veterans were in line
and from 6,000 to 8,000 people were iu
the town. Senator John W. Daniel
delivered an oration in the morning.
At the laying of the corner-stone James
W. Mashall, ex-Congressman, delivered
the address. The military and civic
procession was imposing.
Miss Irene Langhorne, the noted
Richmond beauty, whose engagement
to Mr. Charles Dana Gibson has been
announced, is in Baltimore. Miss
Langhorne has recovered from her
recent accident in driving with Mr.
Gibson. Her marriage to Mr. Gibson
will take place in November, and will
be one of the most elaborate that has
lately taken place in that city. Miss
Langhorne is accompanied by her
Mr. William L. Royall in Richmond
yesterday prepared a bill in equity for
Mr. Charles Poindexier, praying Judge
Minor, on behalf of Mr. Poindexter
and other citizens of Virginia, to enjoin
tbe Secretary of the Commonwealth
from completing the sale of tbe part of
the State Library sold by him, and Mr.
J. C. Smith from receiving tbe books.
Jlr. Poindexter is trying to stop the
sale of valuable books as junk. Li?
brarian Scott says the books are worth?
John H. Watson, who was charged
with assisting in tbe abduction of Miss
Florence Brooks, who disappeared from
her home in Fredericksburg, last week,
was yesterday dismissed from further
prosecution, no incriminating evidence
appearing against him. As Watson
was leaving the court room, W. E.
Brooks, father of the girt, struck him a
violent biow, which Watson returned,
when an officer stopped the fight. Tbe
parents of the young lady have received
a letter from her, in which she says
that she is well, and has secured a
position in New York, and will be
A very pretty "at home" wedding
occurred yesterday evening at 6:30,
when Miss Ida, youngest daughter ol
the late Col. A. T. M. Rust, of Loudoun
county, was married to Mr. John D.
Follett, of Cincinnati. The ceremony
took place at Rockland, the handsome
home of tbe bride's mother, about four
miles north of Leesburg. Rev. Harry
B. Lee, of Chariottesvilie, uncle of the
bride, performed the ceremony, as
sisted by Rev. Berryman Green, of
Leesburg, and was witnessed by a targe
number of the immediate families of
the contracting parties.
Haj. P. B. Buell last week sold for J. W.
Baughmm to Carl Eossow, of Nebraska, a
farm of 159 seres near Guilfotd, Loudouu
county, for $16 an acre.
Geo. W. Gibson died on Sunday in Upper
ville, aged 60 years.
The Primary Elect ion.
Ballston, Alex'a Co., Va., \
October 3,1895. j
lo the Editor of the Alexandria Gazette:
Dear Sir?Will you please inform me
and others interested in the coming
primary on the 8th, through the col?
umns of your paper, if each candidate
voted for at the primary ia to appoint
one delegate for every one hundred
votes he receives and one in case he
should receive over fifty, but less than
one hundred; and that then these dele?
gates are to meet and select a candidate
for Delegate to the House of Represent?
atives by a majority vote of such dele?
A proper explanation of this matter,
will be greatly appreciated.
Yours very truly,
[At tbe joint meeting of tbe city and
county democratic committees held in
this city on the night of Thursday. Sep?
tember 271 b, tbe following was adopted:
"Resolved, That each candidate shall
have the right to select such number of
delegates, fractions considered, as the
vote received by him bears to the whole
vote cast at such piimary, the voting
to be directly for the candidates."
The delegates thus selected will meet
in convention and a majority of them
can nominate a candidate.
The general und erst an ling of the
matter is this way : The vote is to be
scaled and is to be based on tbe vote
cast for Cleveland in 1892. 'His vote
in Alexandria city was 1982. If at the
election on next Tuesday tbe vote cast
is 1239, each 100 votes cast would repre
s nt 160 for the persons for whom it was
cast. To illustrate?Mr. A. receives
400 votes is entitled to 610: Mr. B. re?
ceives 350 is entitled to 560; Mr. C.
receives 300 is entitled to 480; Mr. D.
receives 189 is entitled to 302. Proof
multiply 1239 by 1.60 and you get 1982,
Cleveland's vote; or divide 1982 by
1239 and you get 1.60.]
Lemons.?Not for twenty years has
there been such a scarity of lemons in
tbia country. The blizzard which swept
over the Florida peninsula last Decem?
ber ruined the crop in that section,
consequently Italy and Spain are the
two countries that are now supplying
us with the fruit.
The supply in the former country is
short, too, this year, and when the
recent warm wave created an abnormal
demand for lemons the supply on tbe
spot was not sufficient to go round,
Western orders came in rapid succes?
sion, and the result is that at yesterday's
sale the price was driven up to $10 50 a
box, .the highest in twenty years.
A6 the Fruit Importers' Union, it
was said yesterday that several im?
porters had made fortunes within the ,
past two months.?N. Y, Sun.
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
Rome, Oct. 4.?Premier Critpi cele?
brated bis seventy-sixth birthday with
his family in Naphs to-day. He re?
ceived a large number of congratula?
tory messages including one from King
London, Oct. 4?The Kempton
Perk autumn meeting was opened to
day. Tbe principal race was tbat for
tbe Imperial Produce stakes for 5,000
sovereigns, for 2 year olds, six furlongs,
straight. The race was won by Mr. W.
G. Stevens' Teufel.
P*ome, Oct. 4.?Newspapers here as?
sert tbat a marriage has been arranged
between tbe Crown Prince of Italy and
one of the daughters of the Prince of
London, Oct. 4.?A large two-mast?
ed steamer, making heavy weather,
was seen this morning off Graystone
heading for Plymouth. The steamer
suddenly vanished and it is supposed
that she foundered.
The British brigantine Zoe was driv?
en upon tbe sands in the Bristol chan?
nel, near the Mumbles, to-day, and
broke up while a life boat was proceed
ing to her assistance. Her crew were
lost. Tho Zoe was of 165 tons and was
owned in Fleet wood.
The Place for the Fight Selected.
New York, Oct. 4.?The Florida
Athletic Club officials have not given
up hope of boldiug the Corbett Fitzrim
mons contest free from interference on
the part of the civil authorities. Manager
Vendig last evening said : "You can
bet tbe fight will take place on Octo?
ber 31. We have sehcted a battle
ground, but we ate not prepared at
present to make public the exact loca?
tion. We are are out about $20,000 on
the deal now, but we are willing to
stick to our original offer so far as the
purse money is concerned. If Corbett
and Fitzsimmoss are as anzious to
fight as we are to as.-ist them they will
not allow a forfeit tu stand in tbe way."
Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 4.?William
Starr Henry, who was charged with the
murder of his father, Charit s W. Henry,
who was found dead in hU home on
June 14 last, was to-day discharged
from custody. The grand jury failed to
find an indictment on the evidence
produced by the police. The court?
room was crowded with the friends of
Henry, who attempted to make a
demonstration, but were immediately
called to order by Judge Moore.
Jealousy the Cause.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 4.?William
Henry, until recently an engineer on
tbe Wabash railroad, went to bis borne
on Grand avenue in an intoxicated
condition last evening and shot his
wife three times, inflicting fatal injuries.
This morning tbe police found bis body
in a corn shock in a field near the city
with a knife wound near tbe heart and
a bullet hole in his head. He had
The Soutli Carolina Convention.
Columbia, S. C, Oct. 4.?At noon
to-day the constitutional convention
took a recess till October 15th. This
morning tbe question of abolishing the
right of dower was debated at length.
It was finally decided by a vote of 83 to
18 to retain the right of dower in the
new constitution. A resolution wa?
adopted calling upon tbe federal gov?
ernment to recognize the Cubans as
Confessed She Murdered Her Mother.
Summerfield, Kan., Oct., 4.?Julia
Finnerly has broken down under close
examination and has confessed tbat
she murdered ber mother, Mrs. Mary
Finnerly, aged 67. She committed the
crime, she said, because of her objec?
tion to the suit of James McGeeney, a
young farmer, for her mother's hand.
Tbe crime was committed with a
hatchet white the victim was asleep
End of the Steidel Abduction Case.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 4.?Miss
Maude Steidel, the 16-year-old girl ar?
rested in Chicago, and Father Domi
nick Wagner, under arrest for her ab?
duction, are to be married here to-day
and legal proceedings on tbe part of the
mother of tbe girl will be dropped.
Father Wagner agrees to give the girl
$6,000 in cash and $4,000 in real estate
in order to escape prosecution.
Statistics completed for the annual
report of the secretary of State of Ohio
show that 6,546 suits for divorce were
brought during tbe year.
Corydon Pbelps, a stock buyer, and
Henry J. Rigden, a painter, were struck
by a passenger train at Ottawa, III.,
yesterday and instantly killed.
Baron Yon Hammereteio, formerly
editor of a Berlin newspaper, who is
now a fugitive from Germany under
charges of forgery and embezzlement,
has sailed for America and it is sup?
posed he has gone to Washington.
The sash and door lactory of Bafas B.
Thomas. Philadelphia, Pa, was totally de?
stroyed b/ fire to day. The loss is $150,000.
rhe flames also damaged a row of dwell ng
booses in the rear. The plant of the Conti?
nental Brewing Company was also slightly
Judge Lacombe, in the United States
circuit court in New York to-day,
granted an order restraining the re?
ceivers of the Nurrhern Pacific R.R. Co ,
from removing from the jurisdiction of
his court, any of the moneys, securities
or other property now in the possession
of the receivers.
Major General Francis H. Ruger
took formal command of the depart?
ment of tbe East at Governor's Island,
N. Y,, to day. Tbe ceremonies attend?
ing the transfer of the command from
General Miles to General Ruger were
simple. General Miles will leave to?
morrow for Washington.
In Boston to-day the jury in the ease
of Dr. Jacob W. Brown, alias J. Wales
Brown, returned a verdict of guilty
under the indictpient charging tbe de?
fendant with having performed a crimi?
nal surgical operation on Mrs. Maud
L, Farrell on August 3, causing the wo?
man's death. Brown will be sentenced
At Weymouth, Mass, yesleid.iy
evening Arthur Beekmai), live years
old, was playing in the barn of A. W.
Baker and fell down tho scuttle bole.
He was immediately attacked by tbe
pigs which are kept there, and before
he could be rescued was horribly bitten
ou the face, hacd?, arms and body and
one wrist was broken. His condition
is dangerous, and blood poisoning ja
A six-year-old adopted daughter tf James
Simmons wa3 kidmpped 'I hurslay while on
her way from school at Napoleou, ??., by %
well dressed lady wbo drove away with the
child in a carriage. The girl is said too* an
ij ivtts to property in Cleveland.
At tbe Protestant Episcopal Conven?
tion at Minneapolis, yesterday, mem?
orials were prfsented lrom Maryland,
Kentucky, California and Northern
Michigan for division of dioceses.
Tbe question of changing tbe name
of tbe church incidentally came up.
Tbe motion of a Virginia delegate to
substitute the words "Protestant Epis?
copal Church of the United States,"
which is the legal title for the Ameri?
can church, was voted down.
Tbe report of the commission on
constitutional revision was then taken
up, Dean E. A. Hoffman, of New York,
taking tbe floor in its defense. After
some debate, in which ex-Senator Ed?
monds, of Vermont, was a participant,
the report was referred to a committee
of tbe whole by tho close vote of 135
Joseph Packard was called to the
chairmanship of the committee of tbe
whole, and Dean Hoffman began the
reading of tbe declaration preceding
Trouble was met immediately in the
second paragraph, which had been
changed by tbe commission so as to
read tbat "tbe bisbops, clergy and laity
of the Protestant Episcopal Church of
America in general convention assem?
bled make tbe following declaration."
The orignal paragraph read tbat the
church in the dioceses within tbe
United States represented by the bish?
ops, clergy and laity, etc.
Rev. Dr. Stone, of Chicago, opposed
the whole declaration, and moved to
table it. This the chair ruled out of
order in committee of tbe whole, nor
would be entertain an appeal from the
decision. Thereupon Dr. Burgerine, of
Pittsburg, moved that the committee
rise and report, so tbat tbe rules might
be put in proper shape. This motion
prevailed, and tbe house was in the
midst of a discussion on rules when the
hour set for the reception of the Ca?
nadian bisbops arrived.
The American bisbops first filed up
tbe broad aisle while tbe bouse arose.
President Dix invited Bishop Coxe to
tbe chair, and tben, with due formality,
the visiting bishops were escorted to
tbe chancel by a committee.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 4.?When
the delegates to tbe House of Deputies
of tbe Episcopal Church reassembled
in Gethsemene Church this mdrniog, it
was with tbe expectation of re?
suming debate upon the new con?
stitution. Under tbe rules govern?
ing tbe convention, however, the third
day of each meeting is set apart for a
joint meeting of the bisbops and depu?
ties as board of missions. This fact
most of tbe delegates bad overlooked
until tbe announcement was made that
the bishops were ready to be ushered in.
Pillowing tie action of the House of Bishops
on yesterday Bev. Dr. Boborts, of New Hamp?
shire, submitted a resolution thanking the
rovernor and legislature of Texas for its ac?
tion in preventing the Corbett-Fitziimmoos
mill. This, after some debate, was adopted.
It is asserted that an expedition has suc?
ceeded in landing in Cuba two thousand Win?
chester rifles and 750,000 cartridges besides
a considerable supply of food and medicines.
A movement is on foot in Chicago to send
Cuba substantial aid of some sort It origi?
nates with the leaders of trade and labor as?
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL.
Bus'usis during the week has been moder?
ately active and tbe indication* are that there
will be a fair fall trade The city banks' re?
ports published this week show a good condi?
tion Monetary affairs here are quiet In New
York yesterday money on call was easy at
1 'ui. per cont, last loan at 2, and closed at
2 per cent Prime mercantile paper 4.%&5%
per cent. In Baltimore call loans were quoted
at tbe close at 4a5 per cent, while time ac?
commodations at the banks were held at 5a6
per cent. Ltcal shares continue quiet but
New Yobk. Oct 4.?Tho local bears made
a dash on the general stock market at the
opening. The decline i n pricis ranged from
l4 t) 1 Js per cent. After the opening the
selling pressure abated and a general recovery
took place. At 11 o'clock the market was
dull and steady.
Baltimore. Oct. 4.?Virginia 3s, new,
Wholesale Prices in Alexandria
Flour Extra. 2 75 a 3 00
Family. 3 60 a 3 75
Fancy brands. 3 75 a 4 25
Wheat, longberry. 0 58 a Ot>2
Futtz..^. 0 58 a 0 61
Mixed.. 0 58 a 0 60
0 53 a
0 50 a
0 40 a
0 40 a
Damp and tough.
Corn, white .
Corn Meal. 0 48 a 0 50
Eye. . 0 38 a 0 40
Oata, mixed. 0 24 a 0 26
Damp. 0 20 a 0 22
White.? 0 28 a 0 30
Batter, Virginia, packed... 0 15 a 017
Choice Virginia. 018 a 0 20
Common to middling... 0 10 a 012
EggB.?. 015 a 016
Western, hind quarters. 0 7 a 0 8
Fore quarters. 0 4 a 0 5
Live Chickens (hens). O 7 a 0 8
Spring do. 0 12 a 0 121
Veal Calves. O 5 a 0 6
Lambs, spring. O 4 a 0 41
Potatoes, bbl. 1 25 a 1 50
Sweet Potatoes, bbl. 2 00 a 2 25
Onions, per bushel. 50 a 60
Apples, bbl..?. 75 a 125
Dried Peaches, peeled. 0 7 a 0 8
Unpeeled. 0 3 a 0 4
Dried Cherries. 0 6 a 0 7
Dried Apples. 0 21 a 0 3
Bacon, country bams. Oil a Olli
Scat sugar-cured hams. 0 11 a 011}
Butchers' hams. 0 11 a 0 11
Breakfast Bacon. 0 93 a 010<
Sugar-cured shoulders. 0 7i a 0 71
Bulk shoulders. 0 6i a 0 64
Long clear sides. 0 61 a 0 11
?'jit Fat backs. 0 5| a 0 6
Bellies. 0 63 a 0 7
Smoked shoulders. 0 63 a 0 7
Smoked aides.. 0 7i a 0 71
Lard. 0 51 a 0 73
Smoked Beef. 0 11 a 012
Sugars?Brown. 0 33 i 0 4k
Off A. O 41 a 0 43
Conf. standard A. 4 73 a 4 75 J
Granulated. ....... 4 85 a 4 90
Coffees?Bio. 0171a 0 21
LaGauyra. 018 a 0 20
Java.. 0 26 a 0 28
Molasses B. S. 0 9a 014
B C. 017 a 0 22
New Orleans. 0 20 a 0 45
Porto idco. 018 a 0 28
Sugar Syrups. 0 9 a 0 24
Herring, Eastern per bbl... 4 QO a 6 50
Potomac No. 1. 2 50 a 2 7a
Potomac family roe.... 4 00 a 4 25
Do. half barrel. 1 50 a 2 25
Potomac Shad. 7 00 a 8 00
Mackerel, small, per bbl. 18 00 a 19 00
No 3 medium. 19 00 a 21 Of)
No. 3 large fat. 19 00 a 21 00
Np. 2. 39 00 a 2100
Plaster, ground, per ton. 4 00 a 4 50
Ground in bags. 6 00 a 6 50
Lump. 3 00 a 3 25
Clover Sepd. 5 00 a 6 50
Timothy. 2 25 a 2 50
Old process Linseed Meal... 31 00 a 32 00
Sah?G. A. 0 55 a 0 65
Fine. 0 90 a 1 50
Turk's Island...... 1 25 a 1 30
Wool?long, unwashed. 015 a 016
Wash ed. 0 20 a 0 21
Merino,unwashed. Oil a 012
Do. washed. Q2Q a 0 21
8umac ..'.. 075 a 0 85
B^y. ..... I2 6J? a 14 00
Cut ?o....T............ ... 17 Oy ? I
Wheat Bran per ton,
18 00 a J? 0<>
18 00 a 18 50
17 50 a 18 50
19 00 a 21 00
6 50 a 7 00
Cotton Seed Mixed Feed.... 12 00 a 13 00
The wholesale markets during the week for
Flour and Grain have been firm, a batter
feeling prevailing from day today. The con?
tinue scarcity of good Wheat prevails; it is
impossible to fill the daily orders for it, either
for the millers or seeding purposes; prices ad?
vanced during the week * to 4 cents. Corn
contines very quiet and - .a not partaken of
the firmness tbat prevails .n the Wheat mar?
ket ; sales in car lots 39 to 40 cents. Ca s
continue very fitm; the receipts are entire y
from the West, supplied through Western
brokers. Bye is entirely nominal, no inquiry
for it No. 1 Hav is still in demard. The
receipts are generally of a lower grade, which
13 dull. Country Produce is about steady.
Baltimore, Oct. 4.?Flour firm. Wheat
steady; No 2 red spot and Oct 65^66;
Dec 67^867*6; steamer No 2 red 72 asked ;
southern wheat by sample 66aC7; do on
grade GS^aGG^j Corn steady ; mixed spot
38^:i38% j Oct37Jfca373?i; Nov35^b35^ ;
year 34834^: Jan 33%*33'*l; southern
white corn 39; do yellow 41a42. Oats
steady; No 2 white Western 27^27%: No
2 mixed do 24%a24;fy. Bye easy at 45a4G
for nearby and 48 for Western. Hay firni;
good to choice timothy $15 00a$15 50.
Other articles unchanged.
New yobk, Oct. 4.?Flour?State and
wes'ern quiet and steady. Wheat?No 2 red
declined H^c; dull and" eteady; Dec 663^i
66 13-16. Corn?No 2 quiet and steadier;
Oct 36?8a371&. Oats?No 2 nominal: Oct
23%; Dec 23%; Western 24a30. Pork
steady; mess $9 75$10 00. Lard quiet and
steady; steam rendered $6 22%.
Chicago. Oct. 4.?Wheat?Dec ?O^aeO^ ;
May 64%a64%. Corn?Oct 30%a30%; Nov
30; Dec 28 bid; May 29%. Oats-Oct
18%; May 20%a20%. Pork-Jan $9 45.
Lard?Oct $5 80; Jan $5 80. Bibs-<?ct
$5 20; Nov $4 87% ; Jan $4 82%. There
was a deline of %c Wheat at the opening.
Corn opened quiet and easy.
Eichmond Maeket. Oct. 4. - The market
is a shade firmer, but the offerings of graiu
continue light and transactions are limited.
We quote: Flour S3 25a4 25 for fine to
patent family brands; Wheat 5SaG5; Cora
40a41; Bye 43a47: Oats 22a30.
Feedeeicksb?eg Maeket, Oct. 4.?Thero
has been a slight advance in prices of Wbeat
since last week, but transactions in grain have
been light We quote : Flour $4 25a4 55
for fine to patent roller; Wheat 55a61; Cora
38a40; Bye 40a45 ; Outs 20a2S ; Butter 15
Sugar and Coffee Maeket, Oct. 3.?
Bcflned Sugars?Cut loaf 5%c per pound;
Standard powdered 5% cents per lb., cubes
5%c; granulated 4"'bc; fine granulated 4"'a<:;
Diamond A 47/8c; Confectioners' A 4a4c;
Crystal A 4a4c; Keystone a 4^e,and Colum?
bia A 4%cper lb. As expected the market
advanced 1-16c on all grades, closing firm.
? Coffee?The market w?s firm, with quo.
tations on the basis of 11 icents per lb for
No. 7 Bio, and 15*4 cents for No. 8. Mild
coffees were steady.
Baltimore Cattle Maeket. Oct 3 ?
Beef Cattle ?The market this week hss been
fairly active, more so than last week, and
values, though they show no notable change,
were stronger, and some dealers thought they
were in a few instances higher than las:
week. Prices of Beef Cattle this week ranged
Best. 4% a 5
Generally rated first quality... 4% a 4'.j
Medium or good fair quality... 3% a 3:i?
Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen
and Cows. 2 a 3
Of the Cattle received 1570 came from Vir?
Sheep and Lambs.?There is a fairly good
trade leporttd for good ehecp and lambs, hut
very dull for common. There is also a fairly
good demand for good stock ewes. No Chauv?
in values all around are reported. Sheep 1%
a'-V. and a few extra at 3 per lb. Lambs 3
a4c, and a few extra at 4%c per lb. Stock
owes 75c.a$2 25 per head.
Swine.?Tho market closed strong at Mon?
day's values, with a better feeling.
Milch Cows ?There is a good demand for
good cows, of which thero are few received.
Prices $20*50 per head, and few at tho latter
Calves.?Good veals are in good demand *t
4a5%c, and a few extra a shade h'ghi-r.
Thero is also a fair demand for good grafscrs
at $4a6 per bead.
Chicago Cattle Maeket. Oct. 3 ?
Cattle?native dressed beef and shipping
steers in good demand at ?3.60a5.40, good to
choice $4.75 ; not many sales wore made be?
low $4.25 ? stockers and feedeis $2.50a3 75.
bulls $1.80a3.25, cows and heifets $1.25a 1;
veal calves were lower at $3.25a6.25. Hof.s
?the demand was good ; tho great bulk ?
the supply was t?ken at $3.85a4 for packers,
and at $4.l0a4.25 for shippers; common to
choice heavy boss $3.70a4.30, mixed lots at
$3 85a4.25, light weights $3.S5a4.40 fi t
for common to choice, and pigs $1.75a4.15.
Sheep and Lambs?the offerings were princi?
pally Westerns; trade was fairly active, na?
tive sheep selling at $1.50*3.50 for inferior,
export grades *3.60a3.90; Western sheep
$250a3.2.5, and Jambs at $3.25a4.65, a few
extra lambs $4.70a4.85.
New Yobk Cattle Market. Oct. 3.?
Beeves?no trading ; beef at 8a9%c per lb.
Calves?market active and steady; poor to
prime veals $5a8 50 per 100 lbs ; graspers
$3*3.50 per 100 lbs. Sheep and Lambs -
aheep steady : lambs a triile weak ; poor to
prime sheep 91.50*4.25 per 100 lbs; com?
mon to choice lambs $3 75a5.25 per 100 ln?.
Hogs?market higher ?5.20a5.50 per 100
AFINE assortment of ?NDEBWEAB, all
grades and prices, at
_A. C. SLAYMAKEB'S.
MEN'S HEAVY WOBEING GLOVZS
from 25c up, at
J?ID GLOVES for Ltdios and Gentlemen.
_A. C. SLAYMAKEB'S.
TEA, VIBGLNIA BLEND.?This is a mix?
ed Tea of superior drinking quality, and
ai sweet as any one could wish for. It i
spec ally desirable for making cold or ice-l
tea. B. H. JENKINS,
Cor. Duke and Fairfax streets.
ALARGE and Handsome Assortment of
NECKWEAE in Tecks, Four-in Hands
Bows and Ties, latest shapes; just from the
A. C. SLAYMAKEB'S,
Successor to Arnos B. Slaymaker
ACASE OF SEAMLESS HALF-HOSE,
the best ever offered for the monoy, ??
pairs for 25c, just received at
A. 0. SLAYMAKEB'S,
_Successor to Amos B. 81aymaker.
GRAIN CRADLES, LAWN MOWER-,
Harvest Bakes, Grass Scythes and
Snaths; superior quality ef goods and prices
_JAS. F. CABLIN'S SONS A CO.
FUDDEB YABN, Corn Knives, Bed War
rior Chopping'Axes. New goods and low
JAS. F. CAELLN'S SONS & CO..
_ Alexandria, Va.
FRUIT JABS.?Pipts 5Qc, Quarts 60c and
Half-Gal ons 75c per dozen. The best
ei? ar white jais, with tight fitting caps. Also
a lot of wide mouth jars for brandy peaches.
_E. J. MILLER & CO.
GUNS, LOADED SHELLS, Empty Paper
x ml Brass Shells, Gun Wads, Caps, <fcc;
n?. w goods and new prices. See us before yen
buy. JAS. F. CARLIN'S SONS & CO..
A N. ;TUEK bale of that extra quality, ona
jBL yard wide UNBLEACHED (X)TTON to
sell at 5c, at
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TBY OTJB 50-CENT COBSET, it gives sat?
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