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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER IS, 1872. At the session of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows' of the U. S., in Baltimore, yesterday, the Grand Treasurer submitted his annual re port, showing that his entire receipts have been $71,427.45, aud total disbursements $4S. leaving a balance in the treasurer's hand of $22,099.03. ltesolutious were offered :iud appropriately referred on the following sub jects : Increasing the official terms of subordi nate lodges and eucampments from six mouths to one year; in regard to members of the order suspended for non payment of dues, recom mending a more liberal policy toward the same; in regard to the number of black-balls required for rejection of applicants for membership, aud iu reference to allowing subordinate lodges to control their ordinary affairs without interfer ence. Several appeal cases were presented and referred. A petitiou from thirty-uiuc colored men of Ohio, praying that they be allowed to organize a lodge under the auspices of the or der, was.after debate,participated in by several, among them Mr. Latham, of this city, laid on the table. Dr. C. A. Logan, of Kansas, was elected to the office of Grand Sire for the en suing biennial term, Representative Durham was elected to the office of Deputy Grand Sire, and Grand Corresponding and Recording Secre tary, James L. Ridgeley, aud Grand Treasu rer, Joshua Vansaut were unanimously re elected. Iu reply to a note addressed to Mr. Greeley by a number of colored men on the subject of "equal rights," Mr. G. says: "Should I be chosen President I should, of course, take a solemn oath to respect aud obey the Constitution of the United States. That noble instruiueut recognizes no distinction be tween citizens of the United States based on color, aud I should be governed thereby'. 1 should uot especially favor one race or another, but I should use all the power of my office to uphold aud enforce the equal rights of all citi zens, whether white or black." We mentioned the other day, the plan for erecting a monument to the memory of Capt. J. Q. Marr, of Fauquier county, who was killed at the commencement of the late war. We never see the name of this gallant and ex cellent young man, that we do not regret his death. He was of great promise, and had he lived, we doubt not, he would have attained to high honors. He was modest and retiring?but sound mind and judgment, and had all the requisites for success and distinction. On Saturday last about four hundred Sioux and Cheyennes attacked a ranche seventy miles north of Trinidad, Colorado, and murdered the family of the proprietor, who cscaoed to Fort Lyon. Troops were started immediately in pur suit of the savages. On the same day another large band attacked the stock ranche of Jones Bros., and at last accounts liad surrounded the - party in charge of the herds. The latter were fighting as best they could. Troops have gone to their relief. The last numbers of the British Reviews and periodicals, republished by Leonard Scott & Co., New York, contain many able and instructive articles on most interesting topics of the day. These republications deserve to be well patron ized. Indeed, to be thoroughly posted on the various political, scientific, and literary subjects, which, at this time, attract attention in Europe, it is almost necessary to read the British lie views. The acceptance of the nomination of Mr. Greeley for President?a northern man?a life long opponent of slavery?by the Conservatives in the South, should satisfy the northern peo pie that the southern people arc desirous of re storing pcace and amnesty in all portions of the country. The North should meet the South more than halfway in this matter. Now is the opportunity for effecting complete political re conciliation. It is said that Marshal Bazaine, who has been under arrest for some time on the charge of delivering the better half of the French Im periai army iuto the hands of the Prussians at Mctz, will be condemned to death, as the evi dence before the court-martial, before which he is being tried, is daily becoming more and more overwhelming. The Ilarriiouburg Enterprise says that "it is a remarkable fact that Lexington Presbytery never meet9 in Harrisonburg without bring ing with it a fine rain." If this is so, it would be well to induce the Presbytery to hold a session, in times of drought, every year ! The Democratic Conservative Convention ot the first Congressional district of Maryland, has been reconvened to meet at Princess Ann, on Thursday week, the 2Gth inst., to uominate a candidate for Congress, in place of Judge Car michael, who decliued. The New York Times thinks the leading rail ways can well afford to reducc their fares, and yet make handsome dividends for their stock holders. The interest of the companies, as well as the public, the Times says, would be promoted, not prejudiced thereby. It should be remembered by every voter iu the State, that every vote thrown away upon the ticket proposed by the Lauisville Conven tion?the nominees themselves not accepting the positions in which they have been placed? will be contributing to the election of Grant! Blondin is still delighting the Englishmen with his astonishing but foolhardy feats. The other day, at Sydenham, he walked a rope 5U0 feet long, and SO feet from the ground, clad in heavy armor. _____ General Shermau has arrived in \Y ashing ton. There is a very deceptive counterfeit $5 Uui ted States currency note afloat. It is very like the original, and can only be detected by com paring the words "United States." In the good note they are delicately shaded aud clear ly defined, and in the bad one heavily shaded and rather crowded. The Washington llepublicau says that Mr. J. (J. Carlisle, formerly a Senator from West \ ir ginia, is "to take the stump" in favor of Grant. We had heard, only a few days ago,that he was "indifferent" as to Grantor Greeley ! The question of the disputed boundary be tween Maryland and Virginia involves about twenty-five square miles of land, and valuable fisheries in Chesapeake bay, ueur Crisfield, Somerset county, Md. Tennessee papers make bitter complaints against the depredations committed by dogs. For want of protective laws the State is losing millions of dollars every year. The same thing may be said of Virginia. "Shall it be Cajsar or Cineiunatus?Grant or Greeley?" was the way in which (Jen. Shorter, of Alabama, put the Presidential question io his speech at a great peace barbecue last Wed nesday. A new postoffice has been established at Providence, Campbell couuty, Va.,on the route fr.uu Pittsylvania Court House to Lynchburg, with L>. W. liocock as postmaster. The New York Sun nominates A. T. Stewart for Mayor of New York, and says it neither knows now cares to what political party he be longs. Wc have received the September number of the Americau Farmer's Advocate, published at Jackson, Tenn. VhCiihMiA XEWK. The September term of the Fairfax County Court, Judge K. 11. Cockerille presiding, be gan on Monday and was closed to-day. All the Commonwealth cases were continued.? Several applications for reduction of assessment on lands were heard. A lieenseto retail ardent spirits at Clifton, was refused A. Gheen, to which exceptions were taken and the applica tion carried up to the circuit court. Viewers to assess damages to property, near Shuter's Mill for the future use, if necessary, of the ; Alexandria Water Company, for reservoir pur poses, were appointed. IuadifficuhyatFairfaxC.il. on Monday, a colored man named Hunter was struck on the j head with a stoue, by a sou of Mr. John W. Graham, and seriously though, it is thought, not fatally hurt. The difficulty originated be tween the colored man aud the elder Mr. Gra ham, who had served a warrant on Hunter. William Johnson Hodges, colored, known as ^ "Specs Hodges" io the Constitutional Conven tion died near Norfolk on Friday last. The Virginian says:?"He was beyond a doubt the most dangerous of all the blacks in this vicinity, aud his loss will be regretted by lew, even among his own race." Several mouths ago a colored mau living on New liiver, near Dublin, was alleged to have been murdered by three white men whom he refused to ferry across the river, but who eluded arrest until Saturday evening last, when they were all taken iuto custody aud committed to jail at Dubliu. At the Conservative meeting held at Centre ville, Fairfax county on Satnrday last speeches were made by Ilowison Pinn, colored. Judge II. W. Thomas, S. K. Chandler and 11. K. Farr. A Greeley and Brown club was formed and a large number of those present joined. Mr. James Tibbs, an employee of the Orange and Alexandria railroad Company, was caught between two cars he was coupling at Lynch burg, on Sunday afternoon, aud very seriously crushed on the side and back. The Lynchburg Republican says "A large force of laborers is now employed in digging out the channel preparatory to changing the bed of the canal to make room for the track of the Lynchburg & Danville railroad." The Lynchburg News of Tuesdays says:? "Early risers were astouithed yesterday morn ing to see that Jack Frost had paid us a visit. There was not enough to do material damage to vegetation." The Fredericksburg Star says"Mr. L. J. Huffman was prostrated while walkiug in his meadow, on Sunday last, and remained helpless until discovered by his son, who assisted him to his house." The fall term of the U. S. District Court, Judge Rives presiding, commenced iu Lynch burg to-day. It is understood that there is a very heavy docket, aud the term will probably be a long one. llev. John William Jones has been appointed General Superintendent of the work of the Sunday School aud Bible Board of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and has ac cepted the position. Fourteen car loads of cattle were shipped from Lynchburg on Sunday, and nine car loads on Monday evening, to the Northern markets by way ot the Orange aud Alexandria railroad. Mr. Richard H. Fulliam, an old and re spected citizen of Spotsylvania county, was found dead iu the road on Suuduy last. He died of disease of the heart. The travel on all the railroads connecting at Lynchburg, is very heavy, and the visitors to the various watering places in the mouutaius are geuerally returuiug to their homes. The ltoauoke Times suggests R. E. Withers and Wm. Terry, for Governor and Lieut Gov eruor of this State. The Lynchburg and Danville railroad bridge across Blackwater Creek is rapidly approachiug completion. The warehouse of Mr. A. Hancock, in Lynch burg, was nearly destroyed by fire on Monday morning. Mr. I. J. Parkins, died at his residcuce on the Valley Turnpike, about 7 miles from StauL tou, ou Suuday morniug last. A Grant and Wilson flag pole has been erected in Staunton. The death of another child from noglect is recorded in Richmond?this time a white oue. Stains.?If you have been picking or hand ling any acid fruit aud have staiued your hands, wash them in clear water, wipe them lightly and while they are yet moist strike a match and shut your hands arouud it so as to catch the smoke, aud the stain will disappear. If you have staiued your gigham or muslin dress, or wtnui pants, with berries, before wettiug the cloth with anything else, pour boiliug water through the staiusaud they will disappear. Be fore fruit juice dries it can often be removed by cold water, usiDg a sponge or towel, if neces sary. Rubbing the fingers with the inside ot the paring ot apples, will remove most of the staius caused by preparing iuk, also if it be washed out or sopped up from the carpet with cold water when it is .sjrilled, can be almo><t en tirely removed. NKWS OF THE l).4Y. " To show the very age and hody of the. Times'' The German government has issued a second circular, in still more threatening terms than the original one, against emigrants, who it de dares, will be treated as outlaws, over whom a special surveillance and supervision has been instituted. Despite the menaces of the gov ernment, the emigration from Germany has been but slightly effected. English Tory journals express great dissat isfaction with the result of the labors of the Geneva Arbitrators, and condemn their action in unmeasured terms. They .speak of it as a liirce, in which England has beeu adjudged to pay tribute to a bully who repudiates his own obligations. A dispatch from Lausanne says all the Am erican gentleman connected with the late Board of Arbitration have left Switzerland. Mr. Caleb Gushing will remain some time in Paris, and upon leaving that city will go to America. Tt is his intention to visit Mexico at an early day. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Convention of Pittsburg is said to be largely attended. Geo. Sweetzcr, of Pittsburg, delivered the formal address of welcome yesterday, and was followed by Geu. liuruside. Geu. Joseph 11. Hawley, ex-Governor of Connecticut, was elected tem porary Chairman. There was a meeting of the Internationals in London on Mondav, some thirty persons only being present. The subject of enfranchisement of the working classes was discussed, and a pro position to completely secede from the Karl Marx section of the Society was debated. The ocean steamers Do nan and Liberia brought over an exccss of passengers from Havre, Hamburg and Bremen, contrary to the United States law regulating the passenger traffic of steamships, and will accordingly be proceeded against immediately. The authorities iu Mississippi have just cap tured ten gold-coin counterfeiters, oue of them David Klynii, a notorious counterfeiter of for ty years' standing, all their dies, tools, chemi cals, galvanic battery, aud a quantity of the coin. Of the ten Communists lately condomed to to suffer death for prticipation in the murder of the hostages, three will be shot at Satory to day; the rcmainiug seven have had their sen tences commuted to imprisonment. London journals of yesterday morning be stowed much praise upon John Bleuham, an American, who, ou Monday, plunged into the Thames, and at great peril to his own life, saved a drowning person. The returns from the Department of Agricul ture indicate that but ninety-two per cent, of the average cotton crop may be expected this year, owing principally to the ravages of the worm. Another serious railroad accident has hap pened in Spain, by which twenty persons have been injured, some fatally and some killed. The accident happened on a road running from Barcelona. A telegram from Hong Kong annnuneos the arrival there of the Russian frigate Svetland, with the Grand Duke Alexis ou board, accom panied by other vessels of the fleet. ?J. Henry Keilly, Couusul General in the United States for the Orange Free State of South Africa, died at Philadelphia yesterday from cancer iu the face. The burning of the Dean Hichmond on the Hudson was caused by the carelessness of a porter, and beyoud the money involved, was unimportant. The object glass cast for the new Washington Naval Observatory telescope is the lareest in the world?twenty seven and a half inches di ameter. Mr. Sumner lms arrived iu Loudon, with his health much improved by the voyage. He will leave for Paris in a short time. A dispatch from llanan Heese Cassel re ports the death, at that town, of'Louis Fauer bach, a distinguished German philosopher. Ilerr A on Thile, Prussian Minister of For eign Affairs, has resigned, in consequence of a disagreement with Piince Bismarck. The National Pork Packers' Convention will meet in Cincinnati to-day. The indications are that there will be a large attendance. L. G. Mine has been nominated Delegate to Congress by the Liberals of the District of Co lumbia. The Ohio "straight out" Democrats are to meet in Convention in Columbus October 2d to choose Presidential Electors. Five-eights of a note are as good as the whole for the purpose of redemption at the U. S. Treasury. The horn strips used in the manufacture of corsets are allowed to be imported duty free. The differences between the London bakers and their men has been amicably settled. A Home for Strangers is to be established in Loudou. A grain elevator at Vallejo, California, fell yesterday, loss $25,000. An iufectious cattle disease, fatal in every case, has broken out in Nevada. Narrow Gunge Kail road. To the. editor of the Alexandria Gazette: Ro.mnkv, W. Va., Sept. 14.? The reality of a Narrow Guage (3 ft.) Railroad through our South Branch Valley, passing down Greenbriar, New River, and Blue Stone, making Memphis as the new departure for the Pacific is, of course, presenting to us new points of specula tion and enquiry. From this place a very practicable route leads to Broadway station, M. G. R. II., by way of Grassy Lick Run, Lost River, and Broeh's (rap, and affords Pittsburg and the northwest direct connection with Richmond, Norfolk, and the northern Atlantic coast. That the true route of the railroad from Alexandria to our Alleghany coal fields was embodied in the former charter of the Alexan dria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad Co. has never been doubted by me. You will bear me testimony that the first communication pro posing it was made to your press years ajro by uie, and my present impression is that the com binations now forming for extensions aud con nections in this State, address unanswerable argument to the capital and enterprise of Alex andria and Washington to construct the old A.. L & H. R R. To intercept the B & 0. R. R at Winches ter, Romuey, and intervening points is no trif ling interest to Alexandria, while our coal trade to you as a shipping poiut is of lasting import ance. Andrew W. Keuciieyal. Eimiit Children at a Birth.?On the first of August. Mrs. Timothy Bradlee, of Trumbull county, Ohio, gave birth to eight children three boys and five girls. They arc all living and healthy, but quite small. Mr. Bradlee was married about six years ago to Euuice Mowery, who weighed two hundred and seveuty-three pounds on the day of her marriage. She has given birth to two pairs of twins, a id now ei^hr more, making twelve children iu six years. Mrs. Bradlee was a triplet, her mother and farther both being twins, and her granduiotherthe mo ther of five pairs of twius. ? Cincinnati Laiicrt anil Observer, A Horrible Mystery. For the past ten days persons living in the vi ciuity of Jackson's Bridge, or as it is more com monly called lied Bridge, a structure spanning the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, about one utile from the city limits, detected a very of fensive and peculiar smell, and were uuabie to trace its origin until yesterday, when a most horrible discovery was made. In a dense woods aud concealed iu a mass of briar bushes and brambles, and distant abuut six hundred yards frurn the railroad, were found the rem nants of two white men. One of them was lying upon his face, and by his side was a dis charged single barrelled pistol. The other man was lying upon his back, and near him was auolhcr single barrelled pistol, but nut discharged. The bodies had the appearance of having been designedly placed where they were found, dispelling the first impression that the men had met their death while eugaged iu a duel, as was suggested by a member of the jury of inquest. Had the men engaged iu a duel it would have followed that both pistoln would have been discharged, whereas but one of them had been emptied of its contents. Both bodies were clad in black cloth coats, pants aui and silk vests, dark ribbed slouch hats, and one in a linen duster. One of the men had on calfskin gaiters and the other a pair of slippers The parties who fuund the bodies, not wishing to disturb theui until a Coroner had been sum moned, notified .Justice Liymau of the affair, and during the afternoon thftt I'untjonary vi>it ed the spot where the skeletons lay. The first thiug doue by Justice Layman was to search the clothintr of the deceased, and which re.-ult ed iu his finding but two emigrant tickets from Washington to Pittsburg. The bodies were irreatly decomposed, and it was with difficulty that the fact of their having been white men was determined. The Justice, after a tho rough examination, summoned a jury of in quest, but as the causes which led lo tiie death of the men were shrouded in mystery, a ver dict of death from causes unknown was render ed. After the inquest had been held a grave was dug beside the almost j-kcletons, and when a shovel was placed under one of the bodies for the purpose of depositing it iu the excava tion the head parted from the trunk and rolled down a gulley, while the othor body fell to pieces as soon as disturbed by the shovels. 80 great was the stench that the clothing could not l?e taken from them whereby identification might possibly be obtained hereafter. Prior to the interment, however, a carefui exauiinutiou of the .-kulls of both men and their bodies, upward Irom thj stomaoh, was made for traces of bullets or stabs, but none could be found, the absence of which still furth er intensifies the mystery. About two weeks ago a band of gypsies were encamped within one hundred yaids of where the bodies were found yesterday, and many persons are of the opinion that they mur dered the two men and afterwards hid their jodics in the bushes it is known that the gypsies while at the above encampment com mitted many acts of lawlessness, and on one occasion they waylaid and robbed a colored man, first knocking him dowu with a club, information of this outrage was lodged at the Western Police Station the day following it^ occurrence, but the gypsies being in the county were beyond the reauh of the city authorities. ].t is evident that the men, whosoever they might have been, did not die by each other's land, as all the surroundings prove that fact, aud the only true solution is that they were murdered, then robbed, and afterwards thrown into the thicket where their bodies were found. linhiniorc Amrriom. A PlAHoUCAL OlTKACE. ? OllC of the IliOSt extraordinary outrages ou record is reported tn liave occurred at the house of a Mrs. Summer ville, near Petersburg, Va., on the night of the 5th instant. The victim, a man named -J. S. Spivcy, gives the following account: "I slept in the parlor during my sojourn in the house, and after a short time the ladies left the room to me. I then undressed, blew out the light and retired, but 1 had not been in bed many minutes when 1 heard a noi.-e at the window to my right, and raising my head perceived a large ni;iu coming toward me. I reached to my side for my revolver but before [could spring and tire. 1 was .seized by two men from my left who choked mo so that i could not speak, while the largest, of the three grasped my mouth atid forced some?unknown to me?poisonous sub stance in it, which I was prevented from swal lowing by the choking. At this point I heard the ladies calling me from upstairs. The ruf liaus then opened the passage door, but hear ing the noise up stairs, immediately turned back upon me und choked me again, barely escaping through the window as Mrs. Summerville open ed the passage door. She called me, but [ could uot speak at all, through in about five minutes after 1 was able to speak, aud told her that some one in white had choked me to death, [u ten minutes after [ could not sj eak at all, and have not spoken but eight words since. The doctor was sent for. but did not arrive un til the next morning, lie was unable to tell me what was the nature ot the poison, but or dered the white of an egg and rnik for me. Last Wednesday I took out a large piece of de cayed flesh from my throat; aud ou the same day a large lump from my throat passed iuto my stomach. Two days afterwards another lump passed into my stomach, aud I extracted several pieces of decayed flesh from my throat. My throat is now healing rapidly and I think iu a few days will be entirely well." Expenses of Government.?Gen. Kemper, in his address in Lynchburg, on Saturday night, made the following exhibit of the expenses of the government, drawn from official data fur the fiscal year endiug June 3, 1873: Legislative $4,7(7,702 74 Exeeutivc 6,509,ti4b 5iJ Judicial 3,373,350 00 For ign intercourse 1,347,Mi (X) Indepwndent treasury 468,222 00 Mints and assay ulliees '.03,872 00 Territorial governments 225,280 UO Military establishment 29 686 716 64 Naval establishment 18.231,085 Indian affairs 6,196,362 iO Pension? 30,(-00.000 On Public Works 17,777,98'.) 00 Public binds 1,812 325 00 Postnl serviee 6,4^5,1)70 00 Miscellaneous l.J,7'>?v>78 04 $141,482,703 58 Uuder Buchanan's administration, the ex pense was about $70,GOO,000, including inter est on debt. The interest ou the debt is not included in the above Von Moltke's Book.?Tue first installment has just been published in Berlin of an account of the Franco-German war by the historical di vision of the Germau Chief Staff, and is pre sumed to contain the views of Count Moltke and the other most distinguished chiefs of the German army. Iu regard to the connection of Louis Napokon with the origination of the war, is says that "Napoleon III, appears to have played iu the whole affair a passive?otic might almost say a witless?part." It sets duwu the number of men whom France could briug iuto the field at the beginning of the war as 330,900 hut that its reserve army was all in coufusiuu. On the other hand, the field army of Germany amounted to 402 300 men; the ri serve to 297,500 ujeu. The whole plau of German operations seems to have been marked out aud all the pre parations made before the war be^an. When King William received the declaration of war all he bad to do was to express approval of Count Moltke's plau. and at once Count Moltkes proceeded to put his plau into execution.? Baltimore Sua. An English gentleman saegests that Living stone be provided with a balioon with which to fiud the source of the Nile. But the man who goes out with the balloon?with what are you going to provide him to fiud Livingstone with? Loudoun County. The people aloug the line of the extension of the Washington and Ohio railroad do not, it seems to us, give a proper consideration to the fact of the fine market opened by the work upon that extension. Mr. McClure has purchased fifteen horses, at good prices, from our people. He lias purchased large quantities of hay. corn, oats, and a great deal of that kind of produce which usually goes to the per ambulating hucksters. In fact three-fourths of the money which it will co.<t to build the ex tension to Suickersville will be spent in Lou doun. The 1> >ard of Public Works, of Ifillsboro', are doing a good wurk for that town. They are making a splendid paved road through the town, with fine bridges over the streams. Mr. James B. White, who has the work in charge, deserves the highest credit for the manner in which it is being executed. Fine rains have blessed Loudoun during the la>t week, and the springs and streams which have been nearly dry fur months past, will again rejoice in fullness.^ It has been a dull time this season for our mills, but we hope that the supply of water for the rest of the season will enable them to make up for lo.-t time. Fall pastures, too, will be greatly bene fited by these rains. Mr. J. W. Simpson, of Purecllville, has a string of three eggs ali laid at once by a single hen. Mr. J. II. Morse has raised some potatoes this season, the second year from the seed balls, oue of which weighs aud one 124 ounces. The R -v. Mr. Hebron, assisted by the llev, Mr. McUill and the lt<*v. Mr. Davis, held an Association at Catoctin Church the latter part of last work. It was well ultended throughout. Mr. McGiil preached on Sunday morning to a largo congregation and administered the Holy Communion. Mr. McCill is a pleasant and el' tective preacher. A colored boy living in Hamilton was well pounded on Sunday evening last for an iu.suli offered to two young ladies on the street, Mr. Aaron Roan's experience in the trucking business this season, has been satisfactory not withstanding the very unfavorable season.? Wliut he raised of oniona, beans, cabbage, etc., are being sold at remunerative prices. Mr. Thompson (M>urn raised this season about 130 bushels white marrow beans from about five acres of land. These beans sell readily for three dollars u bushel. A Loudoun horse belonging to Col. E. V. White, won the highest premiums at the Montgomery county, Md., Fair. ? Loudoun I'Ju terprim'. Last Friday a Rush Meeting, gotten up for the benefit of the colored population of Lees burg and vicinity, commenced in Mr. James Thomas' woods, about a mile we>t of town, and continued until Sunday evening following. Rev. Mr. Lane, assisted by Re v. Wm. Rubcy, were the ministers in charge. There was a Quarterly meeting held last Sunday at the Southern Methodic Church, under the .-upei vision of Rev. Alpheus Wilson, Presiding Kider. The meeting at night was very largely attended, partially owing to the fact that there were no services at any of the oilier churches. Mr. Wilson preached a very able sermon. The Council of Leesburg has appointed a commission to assess the damages to the lots and linds consentient upon the opening of a new street from King street to the depot lot of the W. & 0. R. R., parallel to Royal street, and the opening of a new street about two hun dred and ninety feet east of Church street par allel t<? King street, and the opening of Corn wall and North streets, from Church, to said new streets. The tot;il estimates fur expenditures for im proving the streets of Leesburg ;ire $1015 ; es timates for other purposes $3,345; sinking fund ?300; total estimated revenue $4,'.Mo 51; the tax on real aud personal estate is iixed at 50 ets. on the ?100; tax on dogs $1 for the lirst and for each additional one. and $5 for each bitch. The licenses for doctors, lawyers, dentists and real estate agents are fixed at $5; ordinaries $30; billiard saloons $lU.?iirmtbury Trht/niiU. The Enterprise advocates the establishment at Hamilton of a Savings Hank, and a manu factory of Agricultural Fertilizers. it says of the former:?"We have not banking capital enough in Loudoun. In Frederick county, Md., thoy have six banking institutions with a capital of over a million. As a consequence public and private improvement is full of ener gy. lite and progress. There should bo banks enough in every community to keen all its sur plus capital in active operation at home. With out banks idle capital seeks investment abroad, and is thus lost to the community to which it legitimately belongs. Mr. MeKenzie at the late railroad meeting at Round Hill, advised the establishment of Savings Banks, lie said that a Savings Bank had been lately started in Alexandria whose capital had ruu up already tu forty-live thousaud dollars." lt-ferring to the manufactory,it says: It is becoming to lieu well established fact that bone du.-t?plaiu and una dulterated?is the best and cheapest fertilizer that can be used. It is adapted to all kinds of soils and crops, and we believe furnishes the material especially necessary to restore the fer tility of Loudoun lands. The most successful farmer in Maryland uses no other. Why could we not have a bone dust mill in Hamilton? Why could not our friends Taylor & Robinson fix a bone dust arrangement to their mill? Thoy enuld get the bones without difficulty? at least enough to employ all their leisure time. There is immense profit in it, and after our farmers were convinced of tho value of bone dust, they would take the trouble of finding the bones for the mill themselves. Death of tiie Projector of the Pacific Railroad.?Mr. Asa Whitney, one of the first projectors of the Pacific railroad, if not the original agitator of that great enterprise, died this morning at his residence on Whitney aveuue, Hopeton, near the Soldier's Home, of ryphoid fever, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased has resided in the District of Columbia for twenty years past, coming here in the year 185-, from New Y'ork city, where he had been engaged in the mercantile busi ness. As early as 1S45, Mr. Whitney began agitating the project of a railroad across the oootinent. He petitioned Congress, visited State Legislatures, and explained his enterprise, and finally visited Europe for the purpose of enlisting capitalists in his scheme. Through his influence, it is stated, Great lJritain agreed to give the right of way for such a railroad through her dominions in America, provided the United States refused to iudorse the pro ject. Mr. Whitney, however, was uever con nected with the present Pacific railroad which he regarded as a Republican war meagre, and b-ing a Democrat of Southern proclivities re fused to have anything to do with it. While in Washington, about forty years ago, agitat ing his favorite project, he became acquainted with a South Carolina lady, who was tempo rarily residing here, aud soou after married her and buunlit the estate, which he owned at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, but io children, to mourn his loss. The deceased was about 75 years of age.? Wushuiyton Star. Lynhihi'ko and Danville R. R.? Col. Berkeley Ward, Engineer on the Danville Di vision, informs us that the wok of grading will be completed from Danville to Sycamore, some 30 miles by 15th December. We shall soon hear the whistle of the locomotive over the bauds of iron connecting Lynchburg and Dan ville, and affording to our people facilities they have long aud urgently needed.?Cfuit/mm Tribune. A little colored girl had her neck broken on Monday in Petersburg, by the falling ol a cub board. Loyal Claimants.? Among the list of claimants for damages sustained by or articles furnished the U. S. forces during the late war. are the following from Stafford county: Sallie Ball, Thomas M Brya-\ Rieha d II Bry an, J nines By ram, Margaret E Carter, Susan A Davis, Sarah Dickerson, James M Embsey, J.* B Fieklen, Gustavus Fritter, Elenor Gollahorn, William A Garner, John K Garrison, James 15 Garrison, AE Garrison. Thomas Gollahnn, John Grayson, Thomas Griflis. Peter I) G Hedgeiiiafi, Edward G Henderson, John W Jones, William A Jones. Mary Knoxville, Thomas Lowry. John Lowry, James L Lowry, George W Luckett, William J Masters. John Bakeman Morgan, Albert Musselinan, George Nash, John E Na.?h, Elliott Pattern, sr., Thomas Patton, Catherine Payne, John Pcden, John M Rains, Gu-tavu Held, Kunsom Riley, Ruth Robinson, Barceline Robinson, John Schooler, Fannie S Scott. Mary A Scott, Richard M Shelton, Rodney J Shelt >n, John II Skinker, Barnett Stewart, Geo T Stone, Charles II Warren, James W Watson. Tkxas papers say that the reports from the crops in all parts of Texas arc really glorious. The corn crop is unparallelled. The cotton i^ magnificent everywhere, the worm having done uo damage as yet and it will so >n be too late them to hurt the crop. There will be more than can be gathered. Every other crop is equally fine ?potatoes, peas, beans, oats, rye, barley, wheat, hay, fodder, pecans and tip mast which fatteus hogs without corn is abso lutely immense. A Simple. Yet Ci'itiocs Thino.?Any one may wet a thread with salt water, and suspend a button from a ceiling, and thou burn the string to ashes, and yet the button will stil! banc. This is a >trange thing to look at, yet it is easily seen that it is brought ab mt on the globule principle. And as >n this case, so it is. throughout the whole domain of natural and celestial philosophy, or, in other words, and which only means the same thing?natural and celestial magic. Newspaper Spongers.?There are many people iu the world who make it a business to enjoy the reading of newspapers without any expense to themselves. They are not confined to any particular class?the rich are included in their rank"? as well as the lowly. Men ot means have been known to hang around a store, whose proprietor is liberal enough to take the paper, for hours, for the mere purpose of reading it and getting the news without its costiug them anything. The Lindell Hotel, St. Louis, is it seems. to be rebuilt, arrangements having been mad to begin work immediately. The new struc ture is to be of nearly the same dimensions as the old one. It will front PJ2 feet ou \Yashinir ton street and 220 feet on Sixth; will be >'x stories high and measure P?- feet from the ground to the top of the cornice. The material is to be St. Genevieve sandstone. In St. Lons, a couple of days ago, a jvunt. lawyer and a Miss Campbell, who was >ttppu>eu to be dying, were married, the bride bei.ni:, a it was thought, at the point ot death. L ?ve. it appears, was more powerful than physic; tin bride rapidly recovered and is now receiving the congratulations of her friends. The Princess Beatrice, the fifth and onI\ unmarried daughter of Queen Victoria, now in her sixteenth year, is reported to be betrothed to the Marquis of Stafford, who is in his tw.-n ty-secotid. (O.U.VE1UIAL. Alexandria Market, September is. FLOUR, Superfine 87 7 0" Kxtra H 00 fa) 8 60 Family ?* 25 & 1" "" Family ehoiee 00 ??> (q 10 WHEAT, Common to fair 1 42 (u* 1 5"J Fair to good 1 52 (?> 1 Good to prime 1 ?jT (a) 1 77 Prime t?? ehoiee 1 77 (& 1 COKN, white 0 70 (o? o ,'J Mixed 0 08 (a, 0 7f Yellow 0 lis (th Vi kye ! (' ^ (> ATS 0 -IS (m 0 ti BUTTER, prime.. 00 20 (a, 0 2-\ Common to middling 0 08 l EGGS '* o 2> CHICKENS 2 fu, 3 m IRISH POTATOES 0 80 (ti 1 ONIONS 1 1 TIMOTHY SEED 4 25 (<* 4 BACON, Hams, country 0 16 (u? u Sides Oil Oj; Oil; siioulders 0 'J ('-V t) '.'J LARD 0 0 (a, 0 GREEN APPLES, per bbl 0 75 (u) 1 26 FL ASTER, ground, p??r ton 7 60 ^ (jround, in bags or hhls 0 60 (at 0 00 (1 round, in bags, returned.... 8 60 iuj 0 00 Lump 4 75 (o? u ?*> SALT, G. A. (Liverpool; '80 (!i> 1 N' Fine 2 85 (?, 3 o.? Turk's Island 0 45 01 <> WOOL, common unwashed 0 40 @ 0 46 Washed ?> '">5 (a> 0 02 Merino, unwashed 0 40 (ty 0 45 Merino, washed 0 55 (<? 0 02 IIA Y. uur toil from the ears 30 00 (?> HO 00 Rkmakks.?The market for Wheat is without material change since yesterday's report; otler ings of 40 bushels white and 017 of red, with sales of the former at 177 lor prime, and of the latter at 100. 170, 173, 175, 177 and 178for medium to prime, and 180 for strictly prime. Corn is in befer enquiry ; olferings of 1430 bushels white, 38 of mixed and 30 of yellow, with sales of white at 72 mixed at 71, and yallow at 70. Otlerings of 30 bushels Oats; 110 sales reported. /'OU T tPF .i L,KX.i.V/f Ki.i, SETT. I*. 8un rose 5.44 j Moon rise> 7.1 Sun ^?*ts | AKRIVKD. Steamer Lady of the Lake, Norfolk, to F A Kceil. Schr Wuve of Wye, IIuvrc-de-Graco, to W A Srnoot. Schrs A L Lonard, Charlotte Jameson and Wake, to American Coal Uo. SAILED. Steamer Columbia, Baltimore, by BVVlio.it. Schrs Lookout, Jersey City; A L Butler, Al lyn's P? int, and Wui R Drury, Boston, l?y American (Johi Co. Schr Oli irley Woolsoy, iiwton, by .J 1' Ajj new. MKM0RANDA. Schr Clara Smith, for this port, sailed fr??ni Winds or, N. S., oth. Schr Serene, hence, at Richmond 10th. .n.i uiti ed. At the residence of the bride's father, on th?? 12th instant, by liev. K. T. Brown, RICHARD BELCHES, Esq., formerly of l'lymouth, Enir., and FaNNIE C., oldest daughter of Col. Ed ward Berkeley, all of Prineo William eo., Va. OIK It. This morning, at 71 o'clock, Mrs. MARY I). HOOK, reiict of tuo late Daniel F. 11 >oe. - JfiSr The friends of tht; family are invited to at tend her funeral, to-morrow afternoon, at four o'clock, Irom her lute residence, 12o Cameron street On the l'Jth instant, at Anaridale, Fairfax co., Mrs. .J A>i E CRl'-X, aged 7- years, formerly ??!" Washington, and relict of the late Thoa. Crux. In Warrenton, Va., on Monday, Sept. 1(''-! , ANNA M Alii A Fii'ZllUOli, daughter oi Gen. Fiuhugh and Ellen B. L?.-e, aged three month-. rj^ HOMI'SON & SMITH, Dealers in OYSTERS, No. 77 Prince st., opposite the Gazette ollice, Alexandria, Va. FRESH OYSTEKS received daily. Orders from cuy and country tilled ht the shortest no tice, and satisfaction guaranteed. top 17-lm PURE GROUND and WHOLE SPICES for sale by (sop l'jj J. C. MILBURN.