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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. Loudoun County.?It will be seen from the letter of our Leesburg correspondent that the Conservatives of Loudoun couaty have nominated for the House of Delegates William Matthew and John Armistead Carter, gentlemen of acknowledged ability and of legis lative cxperienco, whose past course is a guar antee of their future usefulness. They are both deservedly very popular, have the full confi dence of their fellow countymen, aud will doubtless be eieoted without serious opposition. The convention drew together a large number of the people of the couuty.who were addressed by Judge C. E. Sinclair and H. 0. Claughton, esq., candidates for the State Senate in this district, and both gentlemen acquitted them selves in a manoer that gave the utmost satis faction. Mr. Claughton's speech is said to have been particularly happy, and his vindica tion of his record and refutation of certain charges that have been preferred against him, concerning his course during the late war, were perfectly satisfactory, while his reply to Mr. Chancellor, an independent candidate, who read the accusation from a paper, is said to have been overwhelming, and gained for him not ouly the applause but the hearty approba tion of his audience. Judge Sinclair, who is one of the best and most fiaished speakers in the State, acquitted himself, as he always does, most satisfactorily, and the prospect is that old Loudoun will do her whole duty in November. There is a report of another outbreak in the neighborhood of Grenada, Tallahatchie county, Miss., growing ott of an attempt to arrest two negroes from Arkansas, who had registered as voters in Tallahatchie. They were pursued by a posse, and two of the deputy constables fired at them as they ran. The negroes in the vi cinity hearing of the affair armed themselves to the number of seventy, and demanded that the two deputy constables be surrendered to them. This was not done. The negroes con tinued to act riotously and threateningly, when it was necessary for the whites to call for assis tance on adjacent villages to prevent the ne groes from doing violence. President Grant is expected in Washington to-day, when a Cabi net meeting will be held on the question of ac ceding to Gov. Ames' call for Federal troops to suppress the disorder, whioh is greatly exag gerated for political effect. Id the case of Wm. W. Westervelt, on trial at Philadelphia for complicity in the abductioo of Charley Rosa, the prisoner took the stand yesterday and emphatically deoied that he rode in a Brooklyn street car on July 6, 1874, with a child resembling Charly Ross, as stated. He made a long statement as to his whereabouts before and sinoe the abduction, but nothiog of importance was developed; declared that he never saw Charley Ross, and in reply to an io- j quiry whether he had any knowledge of his j whereabouts, he said : "No, sir; I wish to God I had." _____^? The question, can a man who loses a season ticket on a railroad compel the oompany to give him another, has been answered in the nega tive by Judge Ross, of Norristown, Pa. The i conditions printed upon the ticket state that if lost or mislaid it will not be replaced by the company. The court ruled that the plaintiff hav ing used the tioket was bound to acquaint him self with its conditions; aod that he has no right to call upon the defendant to replace the stolen ticket. A Parliamentary return gives the annual in comes of some of the prelates of the Eaglish Churoh from the estates belonging to their sees : The Archbishop of Canterbury, $75,000; the Archbishop of York, $50,000; the Bishop of Durham, $40,000; the Bishop of Ely, $27, 500; the Bishop of Gloucester aod Bristol, $25,000; the Bishop of Lincoln, $25,000; the Bishop of Worcester, $25,000; the Bishop of Carlisle, $22,500; aod the Bishop of Peterbo rough, $22,500. The three greatest grain produciog couDtrics in the world are Russia, the United Staces, aod France, in the order named. The statis tics of 1870 show that Russia produced 460, 000,000 bushels of wheat; the United States 286,000,000, and France about the same. Rus sia exported one-eighth of her grain; the United States one-fourth, aod France noDe. The Uoited States, however, grows an euor mous amount of corn, which the others do not. The anniversary of the twelfth of Septembor was observed io Baltimore yesterday. The mu oiciple offices were closed, there was a partial suspension of busiuess, and a general display of bunting. The Old Defenders made their cus tomary parade, escorted by the Fifth Regi ment, M. N. G., and subsequently held their annual baoquet at Hall's Springs Hotel, where the usual toasts were drunk and responses made. Iowa, with three counties wanting, shows the increase of near 100,000 population in the last five years. The Cincinnati district is now re ported to be produciog 650 bbls. high wines per day, Chicago 550 to 600, and Peoria 500 bbls. per day, or Father per 24 hours, for not a few of the distillers are running by night as well as during daylight. It is proposed that a full and complete collec tion of American coins, medals and curroooy shall be made a" feature of the Centennial. Colonel J. E. Peyton, a noted numismatic, has been appointed to aot as agent and secure con tributions, The long-talked of forthcoming American drama, which Came forth under the title of "The Almighty Dollar" io New York last Monday evening, was a flat failure. Judge Gilbert, of the Supreme Court, in Brooklyn, yesterday rendered a decision io a civil rights case, wherein a colored man, sought to compel the principal of a public school to admit his son thereto, instead of sending him to the school provided for colored children. The Court held that common schools are pub lic charity: that benefits conferred by them are a free gift from the State and like ev0ry ! other donor, the State may prescribe in what maimer and upon what terms aod condi tious the gift may be enjoyed. In conclusion Judge Gilbert says that the statute, by guaranteeing equal privileges, does not confer the right to enjoy them in common with any class of persons, or in any particular school, and that nothing has been shown from which it can be inferred that the relator has been dc" prived of equality of the privilege to whioh he is entitled. The motion for the mandamus vyus deuied. The sudden death ol Henry T. Blow, of St. Louis has already been announced in the Gazette, fie was born in Southampton county, Virginia, in 1817, and removed to Missouri in 1830. Entering the political field, he was elected to the Senate of Missouri, where ;he served for tour years. He was appointed TJ. j S. Minister to Venezuela in 1861, but remained ; in South America only a short time. In 1862 he was eleoted to the House of Representatives trom Missouri, aod was a delegate to the Balti more Convention in 1864. ? Serious fighting is reported to have occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week between the Herzegovinian insurgents and the Turkish troops, io which the latter were defeated. The Servian Government has called out six brigades for the protection of the frontier in consequence of the concentration of Turkish troops on the Serviau border. The Prince of Montenegro, in reply to a deputation who urged a declaration of war,.stated that the attitude of Montenegro in the contest would depend upon the action of Servia. The Fredericksburg papers record the death, from apoplexy, io that place, on Friday last, of Dr. Win. S. Scott.- Dr. S. was a native ot Fredericksburg, was educated ip Sootland, graduated in Edinburg, and was a successful practitioner in Richmond,. and was aq intimate friend of the late John Hampden Pleasants. For the last twenty years he had been a citizen of Frederioksburg, and dies lamented by a large circle ot friends and acquaintances. The Richmond State Journal says:?"A promioent citizen ot Richmond aod late caodi date for a nomination for which he received a flattering support from his fellow citizens, will probably go to Egypt as an officer on the staff of General Joseph E. Johnston should the General couclude to accept the Khedive's offer of service." Miss Agnes Beckwith, aged fourteen years, recently swam from London Bridge to Green wich in one hour aod nine minutes. The dis tance traversed was a little over five miles, which is more than Byron swam once; more thao Leander was accustomed to swim nightly, and not greatly less than Poe's celebrated teat of natation. The Piedmont Agricultural Fair is to oome off at Culpeper Court house on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of October, aod the Society is making great preparations for a splendid exhi bition. The schedule of premiums shows that every interest has been cared for, and that the affairs of the Society are conducted on a libe ral scale. ______________?. Returns from tbe Maine election, though very meagre, show that the Democrats have made large gains in nearly all the towos of the State. General Coooor, the Republican can didate for Governer is probably elected, but by a majority greatly reduced from that ot last year, when the Republicans carried the State by 10,616. The concert and festival whioh is to take place at Fletcher's Chapel, in King George county, on Thursday, promises to be a rich treat. The best amateur musical talent of Fredericksburg and King George county, has been secured for the concert. In Fraoee the telegraphic service has yielded in the past year an excess of $400,000 over ex penses. The year before expenses and receipts balanced, but always previously there was a deficit. Thus it appears that cheap dispatches do develop an increased use of the wires. The census of Charleston, just completed shows 56,540 souls, against 48,956 in 1870, an increase of 7,584 in five vears. The colored population is 32,012, and the white 24,528, the increase of the former having been much the greatest. The delegation of visiting Virginians callied on Mayor Wickham at New York yesterday af ternoon and were iotroduced by Gen. Slaytou,of Virginia, who made a brief address. The May or replied in a brief speech welcoming them to New York. On and after Sept. 22, inst, the January coupon of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal preferred Bonds of 1863 will be paid by Alex. Brown & Sons, at their Banking House in Bal timore. The high winds and storms of the past week seem to have caused a great deal of destruction by land aod sea. wrecking ships, ruining crops, destroying trees and houses aod causing no lit tle loss of life. The change in the regular market day at the Calverton Drove Yards, Baltimore, as recently agreed upon, went into effoot yesterday aod caused considerable feeling among che butchers aod dealers. It is now stated that the Pennsylvania Demo cratic Representatives have had a coosultation, and unanimously agreed to support Mr. Randall for the Speakership of the House. The Dress Reformers are to hold a conven tion in Philadelphia, this week, when "pin back" will doubtless be set forward. Ex-Governor Walker ownes a farm in West moreland county, to whioh he occasionally re tires for rest aod recreation. Petitions are in circulation in New York for the pardon of Stokes, the murderer of Fiak. MEWS OF THE DAY. "To show the very age and body of the Times." A terrible tragedy occurred io the town of Veoice, in New York, yesterday, wheD Harri son Andrews, an old man fifty years of age, went to the sleeping-room of his sod, aged nineteen, who wa9 asleep, and dealt him two murderous blows with a hatchet. The secotid 'blow crushed through the skull and probably injured the'brain. He then aroused his two daughters, and shot one of them through the abdomen witb a revolver, iuliictiug a severe, though not necessarily fatal wound. The girls escaped from the house and aroused the neigh bors." Andrews then poured a quantity of oil on the carpet and set fire to the house, and ended by committing suicide, shooting himself through the head. The neighbors extinguished tho flames. Wo-motive for the atrocious doed is * known, cxccpo that Andrews hud u violent and ungovernable temper. Collection day in San Francisco yesterday passed without any stoppages, bills generally being paid better than was expected, owing to large amounts beiug passed over at last collec tion. It seems probable now that the reopeu ing of the Bunk of California will be delayed beyond the loth, probably until the opening of the Bank ol Nevada, about the 1st proximo. A dispatch from Havana says: Reports of a hurricane at the Windward Islands and serious damage to vessels continue to be received, though no details have come to hand. The weather here is threatening, and a hurricane is reported to have occurred at Santiago de Cuba last night. I he New York Express says Mallory & But trrfk-ld, the largest dealers in paper-board in America, representing some fifty different mills, have announced their suspension. The credi tors have agreed to allow the firm to continue business as usual, without an assignee or re ceiver.. During a violent thunder-storm which passed over Denver, Col., and vicinitv, Sunday after noon, the lightning struck a carriage in which were Major R. J. Peabody and G. B. Reed, temporarily paralyzing both gentlemen, killing one horse, maiming the other, and demolishing the carriage. The wrestling match for $2,000 aod the i championship of America, between John Mc Mahon, of Rutland, Vermont, and R. Gard ner, of San Jose, took place at the latter city Saturday. McMahon won in one hour and forty minutes. Five thousand dollars changed hands. 'Ihe steam barge Mendola, loaded with coal, foundered on Lake Michigan Thursday night and went down. Thirteen of the crew aod pas sengers were lost aod seven were saved in a lifeboat. Among the lost were the son of the owner oi the boat and his wife. A telegram from New York states that Ed win Booth, who was thrown from his phaeton some weeks ago, is not recovering as rapidly as his physioians expected, and it is now thought, probable that he will be obliged to cancel some of his engagements. Ihe steamer State of A irginia, which arrived at Larne, Ireland, yesterday, from New York, sprung aleak when off Cape Race, aud it was at one time thought that she would fouuder, but the leak was tinaily stopped. A Montpelier, Vt., dispatch says great dam age has been done in that neighborhood by storms. A waterspout swept away fifty houses and over sixty persons are missing. Nine dead bodies have been recovered. Commodore Perry's fl igsbip, the Lawrence, sunk in Erie (Pa.) harbor sixty-two years ago, was raised yesterday, aod the bottom found to LlnLa gi?od 8,tate ?** Preservation. She is to be exhibited at the centennial. 1 resident Grant, Generals Sherman, Sheri dan and Hooker, Chief Justice Waite, ex Treasurer Spiuner and Governor Tilden will attend the ninth annual reunion of the Army of the Cumberland at Utica, N. Y., this week. The whites of the senior class, B.iys' Central High bebool, in New Orleans, decline to at tend because a colored man has been appoint ed processor of mathematics for that school by the school board. 1 ranee has again suffered an inundation, caused by a violent gale and oveifljw of the rivers, ihe viues are considerably injured by water. Scrvia fears the concentration of Turkish troops on her frontier, aud has ordered the mObibzatioD of her frontier brigades, a^ereirat mg 24,000 men. Geo. A. Hint, aged fifteen years, shot him self yesterday morning in his room at Brook ville, Ontario, because of his dread of going to school. The Supreme Court of West Virginia has announced its decision declaring the capital re moval bill constitutional by the uoauimous opinion of all thejudges. , To-day is the anniversary of the entrance of the American Army into the Capital of Mexico. J.t will be ce ebrated in New York by a parade ot the old Mexican veterans. The teller of the Canadian Bank of Com merce, of Montreal, absconded on Saturday, taking with him $20,00u. Ihe Order of Red Men made a very fine dis play in Cincinnati yesterday, where they are holding a National Convention. Jhe London Evenbg Globe reports that ?27,000 was withdrawn from the banks yester day for New lork use. There are 6,000 cases of cattle disease in oZii08 C'- which is an increase of 2,000 cases in the past week. Brick Pomeroy delivered a lecture last night at the Maryland Institute, Baltimore. Undressetp isr Machinery.?Oo Monday night Mr.. A. L>. Cornell, a miller employed at the ua Mills, met with a severe accident. AtubiUt miduight some gearing in the ex treme peak ol the mill began to creak, aod Mr. Cornell went up to oil it. It was in a low part of the room, well under the eaves, and in ap plying the oil, he wad obliged to reaoh over the shaft. While he was stooping, a kep on the shaft caught in the breast of bis shirt, and by the;tiaje be bad finished bis work had takeo up all the slack, and held him down aod was drawing Him still tighter. He was thrown over the shaft, "his hgbt went out, aod then in the dark he coolly braced himself, and let the shaft slowly tear off his clothiog by strips; the un dressing operation was not delicately performed. It wouid not do for him to struggle much, as on both sides was gearing within a few ioches of him that seemed waitiug to draw him into its embrace. Gradually his clothes parted com paoy with him, and at last he felt that he was no longer in the toils. Sluwly he drew himself back aod started to grope his way down the stairs, for he knew that cries for help would not be heard below. On hands and knees he made his way along uutil he reached the head of the stairs, and rben he staggered to his feet aod got down to the ground floor, and appear ed to his fellow workmeD pale aod trembling, clad in only a shirr collar aod the waistband of his pantaloons.?Jackson (Mich ) Patriot. It is said that Mr. "S. Teackle Wallis, of Baltimore, will accept the nomioation of the "Sei'orm" party for the Attorney Generalship of Maryland. The mail north of Washiogton failed to-day. Loudoun Couuly Nominations? Jlal (kew aud Carter for tlie House of delegates?Opening of tlie Senatorial Cam paign. [Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette. | Leesburg.Ya., Sept. 13,1875. -The County Conservative Convention to nomiuate two can didates for the House ot' Delegates brought a large crowd to town to-day. The Convention, on the first ballot, nominat ed Win. Matthew and John Armistead Carter, the vote being: Wm. Matthew i,53S, John A. Carter, 1,337, Geo. R. Head 813, aod about 500 for Piaster and Jones. j-i The candidates made neat, short speeches of acceptance, aud thanks. Judge Sinolair made a happy speeoh, aud Mr. Claughton introduced himself very handsomely to a L judoun audience. At the conclusion of his speech Col. Chaucelior was called on aud made a rambling harrungue, which created immeuse amusement to the packed Court House. He made personal aliu sious to Mr. Claughton, who replied in a few keen sentences, which reminded me of the etory of the executioners of one ot the Moorish Priuces. It goes somewhat thus : A Mooii.-h Prince lost his executioner by death, and three persons presented themselves for the position, and were commanded to^ try their skill upou three criminals. The first struck off the head of the victim with one stroke of his cimeter, but it remained upon his neck ooly partially displaced. The second passed his weapon through the neck of his victim, aod the ooly effect of his stroke was a ring of blood around the neck. The third tried bis hand, aud the victim stood apparently unhurt. Ti.e Prioce was angry at bis officer, aud was about to inftiet punishment upon him for his want of skill, when he said "my master bid him uod his head," which he did. and immediately his head rolled in the dust. Mr. Claughtou's exeeuiiou of Mr. Chancellor was of the third order; the latter did not seem to kuow that he was hurt uutil he moved aud found himself a dead man. Mr. Claughton gaiued immensely to day upon the good will of the people of Loudouu, a^d made a brilliant opening of the campaign. Aliquis. IjEESBURG, Ya., Sept. 14.?The political campaign for the Stale Senate was opened here yesterday by the speeches of Messrs Sinclair aud Claunbton, the Conservative nominees, and Col. L. W. Chancellor, of Loudoun, the inde pendent candidate for the Slate Senate. A larpe crowd was in attendauce who listeued with great atteution to the remarks of the sev eral gentlemen, a portion of ihe discussion be tweeu Messrs. Claughton aod Chancellor being of a somewhat acrimonious character. Previous to the speeches a Convention had been held to nominate candidates for the House of Delegates, which resulted in the selection of Messrs. J. Armistead Carter for re-election to that posi tion, aud Mr. Wiiliam Matthew, also an ex member of the llou.se, whose present nomina tion, by briuging ihe strength of his individual popularity to the Conservative support, will no doubt do much towards healing the dissatisfac tion felt by the frieuds of Mr. Matthew at their late unsuccessful efforts to secure his nomina tion for the State Senate. It. is of the utmost importance to the success of the Conservatives that there should be no dissensions in the ma jority of Loudouo, whose impregnable front has heretofore been the chief bulwark of resistance to the enemies of the Conservative cause. ** Capturing Ostriches ?The greatest feat of'au Arab huuier is to capture an ostrich. It is the largest ot' liviog birds, aud probably the swiftest of all living animal?. Beiog very sby and cautious, aud iiving on the sandy plains where there is little chance to take it by sur prise, it can only be captured by a w .ill-planned aod long-continued pursuit with the swiftest horses. The ostrich ha* two curious habits in running when alarmed. It always starts with outspread wings agiinst the wiud, so that it cau scent the approach of an eueiuy. Its sense of suiell is so keen that it cau detect a pcrsoo at a great distance, long before it can be seen. The other curious habit is that of ruoningiu a circle. Usually live or sis ostriches are found in company. Wn<*n discovered,part ot the hun ters. mounted ou floet hurses, will gallop away at right augles to the course these ostriches have taken. When these huutcrs think they have gone far enough to cross the path the birds will be likely to take, they watch upou some rise of ground for i heir approach. i! the hunters hit the right plaec and see the ostriches, they at ouce start in pursuit with fresh horses, aud sometimes overtake one or two oft he birds, but often two or three ot the fl et horses fall, completely tired out with so sharpe a chase. A Pugnacious Goat.? His head was the shape and size of a Bullitt county watermelon, and he was so black that charcoal would make a lieht mark on him. The goat was asle< p, leaning against the side ot the house. lhe darkey was smoking a dccayed cigar. He espied the goat, looked at the lit end of the cigar, grinned, then at the tail-end of the goat, "grinned louder," looked all around to sec that nobody was looking, aod touched the lit end of that cigar to the tail-end ol that goat. The goat turned a handspring, aud the negro opened his big mouth to laugh, but the goat butted him so quickly between the chin and his breeches-pockets that bis jaws came* to gether, making a noiso louder than the report of a gun. The negro's hat, boots aod cigar lay in a pile ten feet off, while his body was curled up like a horseshoe in the mouth of a sewer opening. When be "came to" he looked around at each one in the crowd, and dispersed the crowd by saying: "Will some ob you gemmen' shoot me wid a pistol ? A oiiiga dat's as big a fool as I is, aiu t got no business libio."? Courier Journal. Snake Story.?Some time ago Mr. Robert Williams, near this place,heard one of his wife's ducks making a noise as if something was alter it. He got out of bed aod went to where she was, but could uot see or hear anything. He went the second time, but with the same re suit. He told his wile he guessed the ducks had gone crazy. Next morning be weut where the old duck was settiug upon her eggs,under a brush pile, and (imagine his astonishment) he saw a large black snake coiled up under the duck. His snakoship having swallowed up twelve eggs, Mr. Williams cut his head off. cut bim open, took the eggs out aod placed them under the duck, and eleven of that duzen eggs hatched ! Mr. Williams' word is as good as his bond.? Owen, N. 1", News. 1 Communicated. We were favored to day with an opportunity to visit the school room of Mrs. Kate M. Mil burn, in Sarcpta Hall building, aud were struck with the neatness, taste, and comfort of all the arrangements provided tor the pleasure aod in struction of the "little ones." The room is large aud well ventilated, with a fine view of a portion of the city, as well as the river, aod Washington. What particularly attracted our attention, was the beautiful display of wax flowers, fruits aod tempting-locking French candy, so artistically arranged in large glass cases as to make us forget that they were -not real?and wish that we were "boys again. This wish was more fully impressed upon our mind by looking at the merry, happy faces .of the many bright-eyed boys aod girls as they came into the room?and cast wistful glaoces at the beauties around them. We can truly say, we have never visited a school room where the'endeavor, oo the part of the teacher, to please aod instruct the pupil, has been crowned with such perfect success, and we feel sure that Mrs. Milburn's efforts will be rewarded with that success which her high merits deserve. U. S. Courts. T .],he D^'u,S'n Ci,rcuit uod. District Courts, to dav n H '. 5 PrcS!?^?tf' Wer- in session November a,iJourLed until the 22d of Id the Circuit Court two actions of ejectment S U a0DJe ?tber bu&ioe83 trans Iu the District Court iD the matter of W. C. tbft1*0'? ^ulpeper; order dismissing iojuLc l.i re M Eidridge & Co.; claim of R. A. Howes & Co. allowed. lore George W F. Smith; order directing itfnec to pay H. D Buns Norris $255 22 5 ' 'olerei' 'row May 1875, awonnt ol taxes, ,or 1674 paid b>-00 lu re John R. Carter; order disking in junction and ordering sale under former decree. Liuupd^fii'n' ^ r' ^ring of the cause con i t'1.1 Ojtuber at Richmond. fees to* V wndw: ?[der for of $100, "tZt of Howes &' (TT* 10 "*"*?? bankrupts. ^ Co* ? aSatost estate ot j vsJJh VSnm Wl<?r',aS!,lgDee of vv- H- Hough "rredfoA:VohtrCrfl-A"aDill00:re In re Lomuti! Fletcher of Loudoun; B P .No ami, commissioner, ordered to uiakj report "itlnT't N UDd1'5 h,iS h,IUds onhia cJurt ?'tbia citJ t0 credit coJutvU?,Mrl?8H',Hcathl>f PriD0e William Lounry, order to show cause why real estate abouid Dot be sold. &l? re tl';?r>' order for sale of druga, esia't/" Cliarles E' Tylet'> ordcr 'o feet real a?si?ncc?f Avery & Kemper f, r !c i Um.0, &J'; caU:je arKUed by Garden ' : s - s?Dec and Claughton for defendants, aud decisioo reserved. of^tlff^k ^r?PP aod Goor?e W. Cropp of fetaff r(j, bankrupts; cause-argued upon 2*;V, pnorlty of' editors by Lewis for mini ? etA*- a?d Green for Hoard's ad and decision reserved. fill iS* Geor*e Swausbcrry; case continued tin ntxt Jauuary term. AGRICULTURAL. *. UIT Growino. The fruit growers are de termined to practically demonstrate the correct noss of their views, so frequently advanced in eir conventions, as to the superiority of the Hv of Tho r ? by,the PT,nac Hnd in t?e vicin cotn rl f J0"*1 CHp,t?l1 over Other soils of the Ti, iU1!i -Rruwir)g purposes, and to in case the production and reduce prices to such a point that the retail markets of many of "he cities of the country will look to Washington for thi-ir suuplies. Many farmers are tuning moro attention to this and less to vegetable'; wh.-o new men have also come forwlr! to take fWoVm'int rD f 1-ndus^ry- Marshall Hall is a j?<-ocl pc int for Jruit culture. Mr. J. W Little has set out ten thousand additional fruit tree" and w!ll (unber enlarge his orchards eS' ii, ' '-j fcn?wden has set outG.OifO at Col ingwood, Va., which is also a great fruit place Others havo planted smaller oichards in the vi 1 he earnestness of the Potomac fruit growers Thmv ? oS?enKini fre(luon^y of their meatings nh l wnitl0d ^sterday at Collingwood, and niany Washington people interested in the foavXgthecitvetn frUit weiT in Htt0ndance, ington * a< m* on tba A1ary Wash Our commission men are beginning to send I out cargoes of peaches, &cM to the Western cities where pricos are high. M. C. F. Wilkens JO/ Louisiana avenue, the latter part of last week sent the first car load of peaches m th? regular peach cars chat ever went from Wash h?ri Hk0-' Hv. Cliused some surprise among the hands ac the depot, who hadso...e diffijuUv in Others will f?in "'St,1- lho ternnV^ \ ? r thl8 week, and unless the en toaiS.-HSU'4e W?ShinKl?n Wh0leS?le Tub Gktcat Farmer of the World.-A Sacramento paper publishes the following re specting the farming operations of a mm whom TTMf &rmer in tbe world " \\ ..ich, considering th*t Dr. Glenn "runs hi<? ^'mse'f, personally soperii i ,nt U- ' hPP'1Cation is, perhaps, cor rect His case illustrates a point often made that farming may be conducted upon a large when'it 111 if ^ther buainGfs. and that ^n ninJ A- carrlerd t,D with lhe same ?rd?r and nice adjustment of means to end as is cot ton or iron manufacture, it will pay as well. nl gMfa-mir 01 the world, Dr. Hugh J Glenn, 0l Jacinto, Colusa county, California" has raised and harvested the past season on his own form. UUO.dOO bushels of wheat. This would load eighteen 1 uro ton ships, or three hundrel canal boats. All this wheat he has now in his war. huuses, ready for shipment wnen the water m the bacramento river risis sutlieientlv. The the SH^-p ' fr0ig,ht to put hi8 wb0!it tno hai. Francisco market. The doctor is a wonder to the agricultural world andto himself He runs ninety gang plows and a whole county's population in the harvest field, with a doz m Sonl w farming is not confined to wheat Trn?e ?ark.1e.tfi worth of stock each year Dr. Glenn is a practical farmer, and manages all his immense business himself He wiM,Tnd VWn.d make R kQyto how with his jack knife, just as easily as drawing his eheck for 81,000.000. which he can do "far? ay in the week. t)r. Glenn is a big hoarted man, and was born in Augusta county, Virginia. The Democrats eleced Moses H. Goodrich mayor aod six of ten aldermen at Portsmouth, N. H., yesterday. maukii:u. At the residence of the bride's father, in Port Hcyul, Va., on the 2d September, 1875, by Bev. J nines E. Poindoxtor, Hon. RE Kb T. Bu vVJfiiN, ol Tazewell county, Va, to Miss LUCIE J. GRAVATT, daughter o: Dr. .John J. Gravatt. In Spotsylvania county, Va., on Monday, September Oth, Mrs. LUCY N. SMITH, in the "2Ulh year of her a^e, daughter of William and Jane Young, aereised. she leaves a husband and many frionds to mouru their Iobs. To the Memory of John M. Stein, Who met his death while in the performance of his duties on the C. & O. Canal, nine miles above Georgetown, D. C., Sept. 8, 1806. Our days are gliding swiftly by, Whi-<n we must die?yes shortly die. Broken Iriendship! oh how sau, But we shall meet; then, oh how fllad! This world it has its hopes and charms, Then again its bright alarms. But oh now fad is every hour When tears are shed with all their power. Can it be that you have died And crossed upon the other shore? By Jesus' side you can sit down, And be at rest forever more. Your smiling face in memory clings, Though you have passed on spirits wings. But then the day will shortly come When we shall meet in heaven in our home. My dearest friend, 1 sigh in vain To call you to our home again. M. A. H. JEW DRYGOOUS fob EARLY fall trade. Mondsy, September 13, 187-5. "We have ju?t returned from the North and ire opening to-day a great many very cheap jnd seasonable goods, and invite the attention jf purchasers. Country me-chants will find it i,o their interest to call and make largo bills with is, as we aro prepared to offer a full stock, and it such prices t?s will insure heavy sales, &c. Apple and peach parers. corbrs and SLICER6, at 88 King street, corner of Boyal street, wholesale and retail. _sep_13 J. T.CRE1GHTON & SON. 1 Ark BUSHELS PRIME TIMOTHY JLUJJ SEED. THOS. PERRY, DIED. H. B Hoomes. sep 13 - D. F. BRASHEAR, No. 109 King street, 111* =1.1 Wl, Alexandria. sep 13 17 King street Telegraphic Summary. The examination of Westervelt, churned wi;h being con netted with the Ross abduction case, was continued in Philadelphia to day. Hi; tes timony referred principally to interviews which had taken plnCj between himself and Superin tendent Walling. He stated that be had up wards o! 50 interviews with Walling in reference to Mosher and Douglass before they were killed at Bay Ridge The Diocpsan Convention of the Episcopal Church meetd in Chicago to-day, and during its session will elect a bishop for the diocese. The two candidates named for the office between whom the choice is supp sed to be ?-.re Dr. W. Ayrault, of New York, and Dr. DeKoven. The latter has many supporters despite his failure to be confirmed when elected before. A New York afternoon puper says a private telegram from Toronto announces that a cattle train was thrown from the track this morning and several of the employees on the train were kill ed. The whole train was a perfi-ct wreck, and the cars took fire. Large numbers of Cattle which were buried under the debris were roast ed alive, it being impossible to extricate them. Wm, Harris, a negro man, was shot through the lung, near the heart, and fatally wounded last night by a policeman in Louisville who was endeavoring to arrest him. A meeting of the evangelical ministers of Chi cago was held in that city last night, and it was resolved to extend an invitation to Moody and Sankoy to come there at once and inaugurate a revival. Robert N. Ritchie, a former cashier of the 4th National Bank of Cincinnati, was arrested yes terday on the charge of forgery. Rev. M. L. Chevero, for the past forty years chaplain at Fortress Monroe, died last night ( OM.n KKCIAL. Alexandra Market, Sept. 14.?"Whoat is dull, except for prime and choico lots, which are in request; offerings of 3 36 bushels, with sales of white at 70 and 75 for damaged, and 115 and 13.) for fair and good samples, and red at 100 and 105 for common, 115, 120, 122, 125 and 130, latter for good, and 135 for prime. Corn is firmer, and prices are a shade better; offerings of 736 bushels mixed, with sales at 78, 79 and b0. Rye is in very light receipt, with sales at 32, 45 and 50. The Jlarketn. New York, Sept. 14?Stocks dull and un settled. Money li. Gold 16$. Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat dull and drooping. Baltimore, Sept. 14.?Virginia 6s, peelers, 49; Virginias consolidated 63; West Vas. 9. Cotton dull; middling nominally at 14J Flour dull and unchanged. Wheal quiet and firm; Pennsylvania red I35il38; oilier grades un changed. Corn dull; Southern and Western lower; Southern white nominally 85h86; do. yellow 71; Western mixed 71i. Oats steady and unchanged. Rye dull and unchanged. Hay firm and unchanged. Provisions strong. But ter scarce and strong; Western Extras 27a28; firsts 25i26. Coff.-e nominally unchanged. Sugar firm 1'- ?. Whiskey quiet but steady at 121a $1 214. imOllT OF ALEX-l.VimiJi, SEPT. U. Sun rose 5 40 I Moon sets 4 29 Sun sets 6 9 | High water 0 01 ARlUVKn Steamer Jane Mosoloy. Norfolk, to F A Reed. Schr Ellen Tobin, Washington, to American Coal Co. Schrs John Hancock, Jennie Roaaiine and Henry Davis. SAILED. Steamship John Gibson, New York, by Hooe & Johnsion. Steamship New York, Philadelphia, by F A Reed. Steamer Jane Mos^ley, Norfolk, to F A Reed. Steamer Pilot Boy, Currioman, by F A Resd. Schr Ashland, Philadelphia. Schrs Eva May and E J Hamilton. MKMOKANDA. Schr Sallie W Kay, hence, at Boston 11th. Schr Carrie Holmes, for this port, cleared at New London 10th. 11V TELKG KA I'll. "Washington, D. C., Seut. 14.?Tho Signal Service ubst rver at Cape Hattcras reports tho schr H W McCooley, Isaac Doughty master, bound to Philadelphia from North Carolina, aground in the breakers 14 miles south of that station, loaded with iunipcr shingles. Notice has been sent to wreckers in Norfolk. CJUY.1L. COJnJIiERCE. Arrived?Boats L A Long, W J Boothe, P G Uhler, Wm Gregory, J H Parrott, jr., J*s Green, Michael Snow, J W Burke and Ed Bayer, to American Coal Co; Miunie & Cora, limestone, to K Francis. Departed?Steamer Alpha and boats G L Boothe, Theo L Betts, Tlioe J Botler, W Walsh, M A Myers, J as Daytjn, F R M Bowers, J Bradbum, Minnie & Cora, Wm Price and L A Long, C.I.VI) 111.1 PES. August, 17th, 1875. DEAR SIR: We, your frioiida and neighbor^ who have known you intimately iu all tho relati )ns of life, deiire to present you to the voters of Fauquier county as a candidate for tho next House ot Delegates. Wo can fully endorse you as an intelligent, upright and pains-tuking man of business, with qualifications which eminently tit you for use fulness iu that body, arid in whom wecan entire ly confide. We respectfully urge tho use of your name. To II. Barnes Kerrick, esq., Markham station. J. A. Marshall, James L. Str other, James .M. Marshall, E. H. Kidwoll, James R. Green, George Sirother, Alfred Cable, John T. Ashby, ?losias Ferguson, K. Jacquelii. Ambler, ?I ?>h'? Q. Strother, li. Widner, Ciaude Barley, M. D. David Garper, W. A. Martin, j.J. Marshall, Robt. M. Stribling, IJas. R. Kerchival, Wm. C. Marshall, A. G. Green, W. A Hotl'man, iJ<!seee G. Bolen, John Pearton, iThos. M. Ambler, A. W. Phillips, jWm. H.Lake, John White, jKobt. B. Dawson. Makkham Station, Aug. 21st, 1875. Messrs. J. A. Marshall, Geo. Strother, Robert M. Stribling, &c.: Gentlemen: In reply to your fiattering invi tation, 1 can only say that you may, at your pleasure, submiv my name to tho Conservative party, either in convention or by primary elec tion, as it may select for its nomination, with the pledge from me that if elected 1 will leave nothing undono to sustain the honor and integ rity of the State, which I believe to be entirely identitied with the success ot the measures of tho Conservative party. Thanking you most kindly, I have the honor to be, very resp' ctfully, your obedient servant find fellow citizen, uug 23-1 m H. BARNES KERRICK. R EVOLUTION IN THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BUSINESS. REYNOLD'S ROTARY FRUIT & VEGETABLE EVAPORATOR! Patented June 29, 1875. All kinds ol Fruits and Vegetables Pro3ervod (dried) in their NATURAL STATE IN THREE HOURS. The R( TARY EVAPORATOR is presented is SKcond to none but superior to all. It is the only Fruit Evaporator that condenses the vcpor, thereby retaining the natural flavor ind color of the product. FACTORY MACHINES AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FOR SALE. PRICES FROM $50 to $600. Capacity 10 to 2U0 busuels per day. A. J. REYNOLDS & CO.. 1418 Pennsylvania avenue, Opposite Wiilard's Hotel, ^ sep 9-1 w* Washington, L) C. J^AKERS' OLD WHEAT FLoUR. 50 barrels CROWN JEWEL SPRING WHEAT FLOUR for sale by THOS. PERKY, sep 13 No. 17 King atrceL__ NAMfiLLED, BELL METAL AND BRASS KETTLES, for preserving pur poses. A full supply at 88 King street, corner jf Royal, at very low prices. u v sep 13 J. T. CREIGHTON & SON. E