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Alexandria, V a.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST '2, 1876. __
Until the message sent to the Senate, yester
day, by'General Grant, his greatest enemies
labored under the impression that he ooosidoi
ed himselt the President of the United States,
and that from self-interest alone?for nobody
ever thought there was any patriotism about
him?now that there was nothing to be ma le
in the direction of a third term, he would like
to leave the position he has filled, only to di>
graee, at least with the country in as quiet and
peaceable condition as possible. But even they
have been disappointed, tor if there ever was
an incendiary attempt, and that, too, based up
on prejudiced, interested and ex parte evidence,
it is the message alluded to, and a portion of
which is us follows:
"These enclosures einbraco all the information
in my pos^e-sion t; uching the l?.te disgraceful
and brutal slaughter of unoffending men at the
town of Hamburg. My letter to Governor
Chamberlain contains all the comments i wish
to mako on the subject. An allusion iB made in
that letter to the condition of other Stutes, and
particularly to Louisiana and Mississippi. 1
have added to tho enclosure letters and testimo
ny in regard to the lawless condition of a portion
oi the people of the latter State. In regard to
.Louisiana ntfairs, murders and massacres of in
nocent men for opinion's sake, or on account of
color, have been of too frequent occurrence to
r( quire recapitulation or testimony hero. Ah
an- familiar with tho horrible datmls, tho only
wonder being that so many justify them or
apologize f< r them. Hut rr centlya committee
oi the Senate of the United States visited the
Stat" of Mississippi to taice testimony on tho
subject of frauds and violence in croetions
Their report, has not yet been made public, but
1 await its forthcoming with a feeling of conti
dence that it will fully sustain all in it 1 have
stated relating to fraud and violence in the State
of Mississippi."
In his letter (dated July 2G, 1870,) to Governor
Chamberlain the President says he fully concurs
in the views he (Gov. C ) expresses as to tho du
ly he owes to bis oath of office and to thecilizons
t<> secure to all their civil rights, including tho
right to vote according to the dictates of their
own consciences, and the further duty of the
executive of tho nation to give all needful aid
when properly called on to do so. lie further
6ays : "The scene at Hamburg, as cruol, biood
thirty, wanton and unprovoked a3 it was, is only
a repetition of the course that has Deen pursued
in other Southern States within the last two
years?notab'y in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Mississippi is governed to-day by otfieors choson
thn-u^h fraud and violence sucn us would
scarcely be accredited to savages, much loss to a
civilized and vhrittian people. How long these j
things are to continue, or what is to be tho liaal
remedy, the Great Kuler of the uuiverse only
knows. But I have an abiding laith that the
remedy will come, and come speedily, and earn
estly hope that it will come peaceably. There
hus never boen a desire on tho part of the North
to humiliate the Soulh?nothing is claimed for
one .State that is not irooly accorded to all the
others, unless it may b * to kill negroes and lie
publicans without fear ->f punishment, aud with
out loss of caste or reputation.. This has seemed
to be a privilege claimed br a fow States.
I xepeat again that 1 fully agree with you as
to the measure of your duties in the present
emergency, and as to my duties. Go on, and
lot every Governor, where the same danger
threatens the p'.ace of nis State, go on in the
conscientious performance of his duties to the
humblest as well as the proudest citizen, and 1
will give every uid for which I can tind law or
constitutional powor. Government that cannot
give protection to the life, property and all
guaranteed civil rights (in this country thegrcat
est is an uritrameled bailot) to the citizen is, so
far, a 'ailure, and every energy of tho oppressed
sh u d be exerted (always within the law and
by constitutional means) to re gain lost privileges
or protection. Too lonfc' denial o! guarrnteed
rights is sure to lead to revolution, bloody revo
lution, wnere sutl'ering must fall upou theguilty
as well as the innocent. Expressing the hope
that the better judgment and co-operation of the
citizens of the State over which you havo pre
sided so ably, may enable you to secure a fair
trial and punishment of all utlenders, without
distinction of 'race, color, or previous condition
of servitude," and without aid from the Federal
Government, but with-the promise of such aid
on tho conditions named in tho foregoing.
The following, taken from a inoroiug ex
change, will show the averag.- radical idea of
official integrity :
"As we had anticipated, Gcd. Belknap was
acquitted yesterday by the High Court of im
peachment upoo all the articles presented. The
case i* an extreme illustration of wbut partisan
bitterness may accomplish through the means
of ex parte aud hearsay t<s:imon\, extracted
through the Star Chamber process. A happy
family has boen throwu into the deepest sor
row and humiliation and an honorable officer
deposed from huh official position tor the grati
fication of the personal spite of an envious wo
man, and tho insaoe aid diabolical desire to
make political capital."
Now, there were thirty-s:x votes for guilty to
twenty five for not guilty, aud of the twenty
five all but two were so cast upon the technical
ground of want of jurisdiction?because Bel
knap, after he had acknowledged his guilt, was
cunning enough to resign, and tho President
became a )>urficci>.< crimijiis by making ao ex
ception iu ins ease aud accepting the resigna
lion on the instant. People who coDsidcr Bel
knap ao "honorable officer," upon suel) an ae
quittal as the Senate gave him yesterday, are
not t?ucii, we should suppose, as the country
would like to manage its affairs any longer; nor
do we believe that rnauy upright and consjien
C!<Us men, who have heretofore voted with the
republican party, will continue to support that
whose leaders, as acknowledged by the votes of
the twenty three, are such finished quibblers
Virginia independents fare badly not only in
the State they attempt to disgrace, but are
everywhere else treated as they deserve to be.
A letter in the Bal itnore Gazette this morn
ing says: *
"The on!? independent candidate who has
thus far had the hardihood to off r himself is
Juige John Criiclier, of Westmoreland, who
judging very correctly that his longing for of
lice could not be gntified through the ngular
chaonel of a nominating convention, nas imag
ined that if not elected himself his persona!
spleen might be gratified by jeopardizing the
success of the regular nominee. The only re
sult of his contuw icy and of the absurd card
lately published by him, in which he makes ao
affecting appeal to the old lioe whigs, will be
to damn forever his owu political prospects,
and to confirm the old whigs of the First dis
trict in the:r attachment to the con?e.vative
democratic party."
The Judge thought he would secure the rad
ical vote, but the radicals are not tvi'ling to
pay so much for such recruits, and Col. John i
W. Woltz has formally a .uouoced himself a .
candidate for Congrcs- in that district, subject i
to the action of the 1 a lical convention.
It is to be hoped that Coo^rress will refuse
to adopt the recommendation of General Sher
idao for ao increase in :hr regular cavalry force
of the U. S. atniy, for the new troops w? -uld
never be sent against the Indians, hut w< uld
be used solely f. r the purpose of ca.rying
Southern Stales for the radiea's in the fall
The statement published in ilie radical pa
pers that the friends of Mr. Goode hud traded
for votes f!?r him in the f lection case by fretting
him to absent himself from the bank and cur
reney committee is ol e-urse untrue in every
particular, and was kn>wn to he so by those
who made it.
Col. Strotlur, Superintendent ol the State
Peoi'entary, is, as stated in the G z tte yes
terday, extreiu.-ly ill at the risidencj ol his
brother, in Culp per coun'y. His disease is
said to be softening of the brain, for which
there is no euro.
iews ol" the l/'ay.
A terrible accident iccuirca yesterday at
Biwb e's lak *, about one mile south of Hills
dab, in Miehigm. An i xoursion party from
Cold Water, uuniberine about three hundred,
were spending the day there. Sixteen oi them
wont out Of the lake on a flUtbuat n scow,
when it suddenly sank, and nine of the party
were dutwned. The water is fifty or sxty ieet
deep where the boat sink The names uf the
drowned are as follows: G. II. Tavljr, Mrs.
Thornton and child, Mrs. Mussur, May Cun
nii.gl.am and her sister Libbic, Alice H?yjs,
May Keeiey and lluodaii Bhtekuinn, all ol Cold
\Y a tor. The wildest excitement prevails at
Yesterday afternoon, a d.z n young Iri-h
men from Houeybrook intruded upon a camp
noeting of the Evangelical Association, at
Quigt.ake. The presiding older ordered them
to be seated and a policoaian, sworn it< under a
recent law, attempted to enf- ree the order,
when one - fthe Irishmen threw aknileat him
The policeman, with a e eked revolver in oi^o
hand, clubbed ti.e whole gang out ol the meet
ing with the other hand. After they had gone
several yards they turned and fired three shots
at the officer, who imurdiat.ely returned the
fire, fatally wounding James Haggerty, who is
IS years old.
Benj. B. Halleck. the treasury clerk convict
ed of toe $47,0t)0 treasury robbery, was brought
before Judge Wylic on a writ ol habeas c ^rpusi
iu Washington yesterday, and a motion li ed by
Generd H-.nkle, his counsel, to reduce the bail
($12 0<?0) n-.iw r quir- d in his case. The mo
nor; wis resisted by J reuiiah Wilson and the
D'S-rict Attorney f?r the Umed States Jud^e
Wyliu decided to reduce his hail to $S OOi?.
This am unt, it is utul rstood, Ilal ? ck e;.u give
:n a u w days. U s bondsmen wore o-.>t t??rth
i coming iu the afternoon, and he was sent back to
For "beating the hell punch" the car con
ductors of Pittsburg seem to be the champions
of the country. N?> sooner do the companies'
agents discover the secret- of one c. uoterfeit
than the ingenious conductors gat up another
stili more diffi-uit of detection. It is'snd th?*t
the average d :ily "knocking down" for each
man is about three dollars and the conduc'ors
arc* t-..king about buying nut their employers,
and the latter of sdliug out and iruing into the
more pr (Stable business of working on 11j? rear
I end of the c ?rs.
| The coroner's jury in the irqu^st upon the
recent riot case at Hamburg. S. C., returned a
verdict to the coroner on Saturday last, hut at
I last acc unts it had not been made public. It
I is understood, hewvir, that the names ol Irom
fifty to sixty persons appear iD the verdict (the
Butlers appearing fir.-t) a- being concerned,the
course against South Carolinian-being muider,
and that against a number of persons from
Georgia as accessories. A uutnberof the l< ad
ing lawyers of the State have already voiun
teered for the defense of the indicted parties.
About three hundred men, uooe under six
| feet high, congregated at Booth's Theatre, JNT.
lr., yesterday, seeking to be employed as -u
j pernumeraries in the new play of "Sardanapa
1 us. Only one hundred, were requirid. and
the lucky ones having been selected, the re
mainder disconsolately went their way. Th-.y
were all respectable looking and their appear
ance attracted considerable attentiou.
Geo. Sturges, who is colonel of the Seventh
United States Cavalry, applied by telegraph
yesterday to Gen. Sherman to be sent to his
regiment in the Yellowstone country at once.
Sherman replied that it would not be conveni
ent to relieve him. ?
Such is the alarm at the d:fferent military
posts, Indian agencies and small towns, conse
quent upon the warlike movements oft ho Sioux,
that the people have commenced to move their
children, wives and valuab.es eastward for se
curity. The movement amounts almost to a
President Gran' yesterday issued his procla
mation declaring that the fundamental condi
tions imposed by Conirress to entitle Colorado
to admission into the Union as a State havintr
been complied with, the admission of ttint
State is now complete.
Wreck I so a "Bank."?Virginia City,
Nov., ha.- sixtoeu i'<;ro games, ali ,-iiuated in C
s rwct, at the rear of tbt* principal saioons.
L'be proprietor of one of the m ?sr {] >urishing
faro bank- says that the oxpensrs 01 running
the games, exclusive of license, foot up $27,400
a ypar. From the fir.-t to the fiftceuth el tlu
month, the time at which the miners are Ho-h,
most of the game? run three shift- of eight
hours each, thus i wployiug six dealers and
three case keepers. Alter the middle of the
month the business slackens, and only one nr
two ol the games iu? more than two shifts.
Every batik pays a yearly license of ?1 G"0.
making the comfortable totn 1 of $25,6<)0. A
letter from Virginia City says :
The largest winning reported so far this year
was made by a teamster, who got aw^y with
over $5 000. and left the batik a wreck. On
ihe other hand the losses have been ex
treaiely heavy. One w II known gambler
here, who would pass anywhere for the fit her
of a prosperous family, has lo*t $I5,O"0 at faro
within the last four months, Apropos of thi
gentleman I heard a g ?od r?tory the other day.
lie and some other professionals had been losiug
frightfully, uud some dospcr.ite strp was n.-ccs
sary to raise the wind.
A neat plot was hatched Free drinks are a
feature of every gambling room. A waiter takes
the order? from the plajers and brii gi in the
liquors and cigars on a tray. The waiter of t he
game which this wrecked gambler and his c om
panion had resolved to victimize was heavily
bribed to join the scheme. JJrinks were called
for, the dealer among the rest aski' g for re
ireshment The unfaithful waiter pa-sed ihe
trny to the dealer in such a manner t- ? to cover
the cards, and the g imbler deftly removed the
box and substituted another with a cold deck in
it under cover of the tray.
In about ten minutes the conspirators won"
$1,400, knowing what cards would come up
After about two thirds of the deck had been
dealt the dealer smiled and said :
"W'-U, boys, you may as well hand over my
box; I see you've got me this time."
There was neither anger nor hard words.
"Anything to boat the game" is cersiderod al
lowable, and the gamblers walk off with their
spoils in peace.
Letter from the lte<l Sulphur.
| Correspondence of the Alexandria Guzette.]
Ited Sulphur Springs, July 31.?We are
s'iil moving od in our well beatcD routine,
lift It* cr nothing of interest occuring to write
about. Drinking being our principal business
here, w ? ali endeavor to do as much of
thai as possible. Those whoare u-ing the water
to the best advantage, or are improved most by
it, rise about ao hour and a half before break
last and tako from I wo to four glasses in abnui
a half an hoar, then walk till breakfast goug
soun is; if iliey haven't an appetite then there
is no use tryiug to get up one; they had better
send 11 Paris for another stonnch, or give up
the ji'b oi' getting well. Wj drink from two to
four glasses between eleven and one o'clock,
the same between lour aud six, aod tw-) or
three between nineo'cLck and b.-d time. Drink
ing n. uu ;r'v with at least five minutes exer
cise after I'aeh glass will insure a sound night's
; sleep to thi must nervous and wake lul, iu fact
? y. u can sleep most any lime. All the laziness
! here is charged up to the water, right or
| wroog.
We amuse ourselves by ten pins, crrquet,
checkers, murblcs, &c. lrou may be surprised
at the mention of marble?-, but it you had seen
t!>e interest taken in the game, in which our
Richmond divine and our Connecticut doctor
| w ong g"d, you w- uld say it should be named
? first in or ler instead of last. There is uo music,
so no dancing. 8liooring at a mark with the rifl.-s
of mount lineers, who are often at the Springs to
sell iht ir game, is iniulged in by some, I ut
getting our letters and papers.and reading them,
is the event of the day looked forward to oi
i all others. Those of us who got the Gazette
i find tiiut wlien we are through reading it,while
I we mav not have as fuli particulars as the read
JcrsofNew York papers, still, owing to the
j boiling down process that you put the news
i through, we nre >?s well posted as they.
Wi promised to give you more of the par
ticulars of a iaw suit pending here for a mere
uoiuinnl value, the costs of which are enor
j mou-: A woman pawned a silver watch with a
| neighboring store keeper whom we will call Mr.
I A., for SG.'Ji); a y -ung man, whom we will call
J Mr. B, c anned it, stating that he had lost it,
' and not given it to (he woman, as she asserted.
; There being some family ft u 1 existing between
; Mr. A and the family of Mr. 15, he resisted
the attempt to take the watch, and Mr, B sued
: for it, retaining four lawyers. Mr. A appeared
j b- i'?re the magistrate io answer, with three
1 lawyers. Fdtysix witnesses were examined be
J f<>re the court, which g ve the watch to Mr.
' B. Ii.ildiog ir- it he had lost it. Mr. B's counsel
took ;u appeal, sw aring that the watch was
worth over ten dollars, the amount of value
n. e ss-.tiy to an appeal to the County Court in
this Mate; hero the witnesses had increased
to some >ev-nty five, l'his court affirmed the
decision of the lower one. l'he defendants have
ever since been trying to get it to the Court of
A'.p^als. The costs, as we said before, are now
Sl.ntio without lawyers f-es, und no telling
what thi 3* wiil up before they get through, and
all for ?6.y?>?a big Mn.ke for very little fire.
We ar?' not wi'h.?ut the celebrated Lover's
L up cither ; a pair; along a very steep clitt has
lie romantic iratlition connected witn it ot a
i i,.j eto<l lover hnvinjr thrown himself lrom it.
1 The less romantic have it that a drunken man
troinc home late* one night ursscd hid footing
' ao l went over ?hi: \ reuipR'e, losing his lite,
' which m-.u-id- much th ? m>re i?ro':iable ol the
i too. Hit- aforesaid path, whether a lover has
thrown himself off or not. has ueen walked by
, many a lover, for a more romantic or pictur
c.que path would be hard to find.
.Never ha- the water proved it efficacy m >re
! fully than "hi* season, not a siuglo visitor, so
! far a? we can learn. bu> what has been greatly
?-1.' "liied ty its use. ? For puim nary diseases
t we believe ?he:e is no water m the w rid that
a> ts ?'? promntly or pleasantly. Many persons
i coine here without h<?p -, and after a few weeks
; it-av -o ueh improve 1 that their Iriend.- would
haidly ree guiz them. 0 ?e gentleman has
onl1 m'sst u two s'a-oii- in ihiitv-oou years.
| The table IS ? ? d, but being so Jar away
! from the railroad, and iv.rything here- burnt
I up by the drought, we have not much ot a
' variety of vegetables. 1 he old head cook,Wed,
, h;:s be.'U here in that capacity lor thirty three
j years, and understands ftis business; better pas
i "try, rnea's. ?fce., arc oot to be found at aoy of
j the Springs. ,
1< ha- b'-en found very hard to bottle) the
! water on account of the gasses in it, and the
odiy way is to fi 1 the bottle by putting it under
the wa'or, cork jis soon mkou our, hC<il dt
ones ad ke pit invert d till the cork swells;
1 then before it is at.corked reduce the tempera
ture to w at it is in the spring and drink as soon
as opened. Out of smo-: seven dozen that we
put up lor our own us-, over one dozen were
burst by :hc trasses in a few hours; good, sub
siautial bottles are thcrelore ncccs.-ary. Having
plenty ol leisure to write in we are tempted to
m ke our letter tiresome in length, which we
hope will be excused. (*UY.
P. S. Since writing the above a gloom has
been thrown ever u-by the sudden death of
one of our company, Mr. J. H. ISinford, ol
Richmond, Superintendent of 1 u'>lic Schools,
who di-jd on Sunday morning a: 2:3U a m., of
heart disease. At tea the eveuKia before he
was in bis u-ual good spirits, laughing and jest
hp woh his friends more than usual. Ho re
tired about II o'clock complaining of a pain in
his side and feeling restless, but no danger was
apprehended; about a half an hour later he
remarked that his head hurt, when Mr. A cli.
Walk'r, of llockliidire county, who occupied
the nes1 room was called in. and in a lew ino*
un-nts he became unconscious und remained so
nil he died. Mr. P>. had been here about four
we ks. and while he has been gaining in fiesh,
he did not feel that the water was acting as
favorably a- it did la>t year. He will be much
missed, as he had made frieuds of all by^h'.s
pleasant genial manners.
The Turkish War.
The latest intelligence from the scene of war
in Turkey is to the effect that the condition of
the Servian iisurgcnts has improved during
the past few days, and hostilities will shortly
be renew d in the Southeast. By way of Rome
it i- rumored that an insurrection ot the Chris
Mans anai'ist the Turks has broken out iu A1
bania. A Kuropeau t'onnress on the Eastern
question has been deci icd upon, and Anstria
i, desirous that Knglaud should aet as arbitra
tor^etw en Turkey and the insurgents. It is
certain that another crisis is impending at Con
stantinople, and that the deposition ot the new
Sultan is only a question of days. ;
Attkmptkp Outrage BY A Negro.? I he
hearts of the people ot this community were
tbribed with indignation at the reecption ol
the news that ao outrage was attempted. OD
last Thur- iay morning, upon the person ot a
virtu u- young w >man by a brutal negro. A
grown daughter of Mr. John llusst-y, living
about four miles northeast ot S ;-u iton, was in
the cornfield gathering beans f r dinner when
a nettD man. wi;h a guu iu his hand, approach
rd her l r m behin i, and got near h> r before
.-h ? observed h;tu. I'o lu r sun rise and hotror,
the negr seized hold o! her aod threw uer
uj> >n the grouud. She screamed as loud as
she could to Live the alaim, and struggled with
iili the power she possess-d, and succ-Jeded iu
ret'aini :g her feet and f iliag the diabolical at
tempt of the fiend, who then let her go and
to'd her that he did eot wish to molest her,
but wanted something to eat ? that he w.is a
c ?nvict who ha 1 escaped f rom the ferce at work
ou the railroad iD Highland, and had ex
changed clothes with a citizen. This story, of
course, wa- intend -d to misdirect the authori
ties.?Staunton Spectator.
Lfttcr from Clarke County.
[Correspondence of tie Al<*vtmdriH Gi.zetle.]
White Post. Jul) 27.?I am still iu the
''Happy Valley," wii rc I prop >se remaining
uniy a little longer, an the change iu th. weath
er gives me n> I'urt. or exeu-? for beiug "out
oftowo." Indeed I can almost imagine my
self at home now, lor as "the harvest truly is
plenteous, but the laborers are few," the
farmers to facilitate their work are compelled
to bring into requisition that patent agent
steam, and as I nit at my wiudow the whistle
and puff of" the steam thresher on ao adjoioiog
farm ricalis "sounds from home." This mighty
giaot has a large Dumber of hands iu his train,
who are a terror to the farmers wives, whose
meat houses,dairies aod gardens are laid uodi r
heavy coutribuiioo duriug the stay ot these
most uowelcom.? guests.
Per contra. Looking out on the lawn I saw
a young lady, bridle in hand, following a horse,
which she easily caught, bridled, led to the
block, saddled, mounted, arjd rode off with the'
independence of leap year and '7t>. This was
not "a scene from home."
Yesteriayl visited the village of White
Post, made mem liable by tho church coop
erated (by Bishop Johns July 13, 1875.) to the
memory of B shop Meade. A:- mai.y of our
people contributed liberahy to this object, a
description of it doubtless wiii be reau with
pleasure by many of your reader.-: The chuich
is built ol brick, iu Gothic style, and is hc;.u ilu:
iu its proportions. As y<_>u approach it it sets
back from tne street a disuiuce of half of one
of our squares, with a substantial enclosure,
the entrauoe gate large enough io admit car
riages. The first thing that me-ts the eye is
a square of marbie set in the wal. on the right
hand, on which is inscribed, "Mvade Memutial
Church, ]S73.' Ou the arch !?adtng into the
vestibule are the letters, "P. 10. C.," and my
kind escort uttered th^* pious j culation, "May
it always continue to be the Protestant Episco
pal Church." The iauer walls are r ugh ca-t
and tiuisbed in imitation of stone. A spacious
gallery and vestry room complete the wlioie.
Opposite the frout door over the ch:mo--l i- a
large double stained glass memorial win low
with opeu Bible aod crown, (.resented by the
ladies ol the congregation. Ov<. r the do >r and
gallery are two .smaller ones ol the same kind.
The side windows are of ground glass, capped
with siained. The furniture of the chancel is
ol waluut, ueat but handsome, the gift of Mr-,
liamney, nee Morrill, whose praise is in nil she
churches. The three uiscs arc ueatly carpeted,
and the vestry room also suitably furnished.
On the right of the chancel is ihe tablet, the
gift of Robert B tiling, of Fauquier, of white
marole, suirn uuied by a wreath encircling tne
cross and crown, bearing the following inscrip
tion :
In Meruoriam.
lit. Kcv. Wm. Meade, 1). I).,
Third Bishop ol the Diocese ol Virginia.
Born Nov. 11. 17ts'J ; consecrated Aug. I'J IS^'J.
Died March 14, I8f?
"A man fu'i of faith ami of the Holy (ihost."
"Steadfast, immovable, always abounding iu the
w nk of the Lord."
His dying words wore:?"My hope is in
Christ; "The Rock of Ages." i commend my
brethren to the tender mercies of Christ, ana
pray for His blos<iog on 1410 church ol Vir
That of which h? was the restorer, the noble
defender, and t he laLoriou- servnut to tis life's
end. "He rests Irom his labors, and his works
do follow him."
The liev. Joseph R. Jonos, by whose earn
est and unceasing efforts the church was com
pleted, is the rector of this Parish, aud also of
Millwood, the ailj ining Parish. Lt is esti
mated that the building will seat three hun
dred persons, aod though the congregation is
now small they hope iu iiui?*. t"> fiil its pews
with pure churchman and zeal us ohri-tiaus.
In the same place resides the Bishop's sister,
Miss Mary Meade, a venerable lady; the st u
.-urviviug member of his gonerati m. As [
looked upon the sweet, face so ;iko the Bishop's
io its eaim serenity, L feit that she was e in-ci
ous uf her near approach to the "better land,"
and listening lor the well known voices ot ti:Ose
who had gone before. Many of the relations
and descendants ol the Bishop's live in and
around the White Post, and 1 trust tlut ill
example of his life and character may be imita
ted, nut only by them, bu: by many others in
his native State, which he loved so well and
served so faithfully. X
The Iudiaii War.
J. S. Poland, captain of the (3th infantry,
writes from headquarters, military station,
Standing llock, Dakota Territory, uoder date
of July 24, to the Adjutant General, Depart
ment of the Minnesota, St. Paul, giving an Ln
diau account of thu battle of the Little B.g
Horn, June 20. The account does not differ
essentially from the reports already published.
It says, however, that Sitting Hull ws neither
killed nor personally engaged iu the ti^ht. He
remained in the council tent direction opera
tiuns. Crazy Horse, with a lar?e band, and
Black Moon were the principal leaders on the
25th of June. Kill a chief the lilack
feet, at the head of same twenty lodges, was at
this agency about the last of May. He wa
prominently engaged in the battle of June 2.0,
uud afterwards upbraidjd Sitting Bull for nut
taking an active personal part in the engage
ment. KillE;gle has sent me word that he
was forced iuto the tUht, and that he desire?
to return to the air^ucy, and that he wiil return
to the agency if he is kilhd for it..
The report concludes as follows :
"There is a general gathering iu the hostile
camps from ouch ol the agencies on the .Mis
Siuri river, R'd Cl-ui's and Spotted Tail's, as
also the Northern Cheyennes and Arrapalwcs.
They report, for the special benefit of their
relatives, that in three fights they had wi h
the whites they have captured <?? r 4()U stand
of arms?carbines, rifl s and revolvers not
couuted; ammunition without end, and som.
bread. They claim to have captured from the
whites this summer over 200 horses and mul- s.
L suppose this includes operations ajraiust the
soldiers, the Crow Indians and the Black Hills
miners. The general outline of this lodian re
port ooncurs with the published report. The
first attack of lleno began well on iu the day.
The Iudians report ab"!Ut 300 whites kill-id, and
do oot say how mi'uj li.diaus were killed. A
report from another source say>; the Indians
obtaiued from Cutter's cammand .O'J2 carbines
and revolvers. 1 have, since writing the above,
heard the foliowiutr from returnL-d hostiles:
They communicated as a secret to their parti
cular friends here iuformation that a larire par
ty of Sioux and Cheyennes were to leave Hose
bud Mountains, a hostile citnp, f ir this agency
to intimidate and compel the Indians here to
join Sitting Bull. If they refuse they are or
tiered to 'soldier' them and steal their pooi.'s,"
The ship Ge.twood, from Liverpool fur Mel
bourne, has been loat on the Au.-trahau- coast
with all on board. The rumored insuirection
of the Circassians in the Caucasus is contra
dicted. The proprietors ot the French journals
wtio were recently fioed for libels on the heads
of the Jesuit College have appealed from the
judgment of the Court. Ex Queen Isihella
has informed King Allonso thai she wiil take
no part 10 Spanish political affairs. A motion
introduced iu the House ol Commons yester
day by Mr. O'Connor Power, declaring that
the time bad arrived for granting amnesty to
Fenians, was rejected. The report that Mar
shal Baziiue had entered the Turkish set vice
is untrue; he is still in Spaiu. Ground has been
broken in the Champ de Mars lor the Freuch
Exhibition of 1S73.
.Fell from tiif. Third Story of a House]
IN his Sleep.?Mr. Walter Tyler wuh spend
ing Saturday uight with Mr. Veonie Barksdale,
j-onof CoP C. 11 Barksdale, at the Colonel's
residence on Frar-kliu street. The young geu
tlemen were sleeping in the third story. A.bout
2 o'clock in the night Tyler, feeling sick, went
to the window for fresh air. and while there fell
asleep and fell out ofthe window to thegrouud.
He lay theiv seosehs.- until a policeman picked
him up at 4 o'clock Suuday morning. Strange
to say Tyier was nor seriously hurt, his collar
bone only being slightly broken and his budy a
little bruised.?Rich. St<ite.
J5rr?5a' To THE I'oblic.?Aly attention having
been called to a published anonymous state
meut that I instigated and abetted the ioter
ruptions at the Radical meeting, at the post
office, on Thursday night last, I only have to
say that the said statement is a wilful, m tlici- ]
ous and uncalled-for falsehood, instigated, I
suppose, only by the most depraved animosity,
I fl itter myself that this denial if unnecessary
in this community, but newspapers contain ex
tract- from each other, and the statement al
luded to may In- r?<ad by people to whom I am
unkuiwij. Kespcct'u'ly,
Edgar Snowden, jr.
Tlie Fewell Case.
Brksisyillit, Aug. 1, 1870.
To the alitor of the Alexandria Gazette :
JL maun in 3?^ur txwtict tr*m i n- Manassas
Gazette uf the 15:h of July last \u relation to the
proceedings had n the c?se of Rhoda F"we!l
, that he was disi hu-ged from custody, rearrested
I immediately upon tho decision of th ? court and
br. ng'.t before Justice A. W. Sinclair, who sent
? him on fur tho action of the Krand jury nnd fixed
1 bis bail in the sum of S5HH; that Fewell whs un
I able to give bail and therefore committed to
ju.il. iJe was also arrested upon a peace warrant
I sued out by Mrs. Feweil. So far tho Manassas
! Gazette was correct in its roport. but fails in the
I sut-s^ q tent issue to inform tho public that a lew
1 davs .ifter Fewoll's recommitment the peace
j wnrrar.t whs dismissed because tho prosecutrix
' failed to up pear against hitu, and the matter for
which he was sent on to the grand jury was dis
| eh ?rged at the instanco of the p-irty who insti
. tuted thG proceedings in the primary stage of
J prosecution Hence his discharge. There are
now i!o proceedings of a criminal nature pend
j irig a*ainst him. Sl.sXUK
: - :
! I'rivos of f'rodiicc tu AIv.vinnlriji.
| FLOUU, Fine Si 00 @ 4 25
Superfine 5 25 (<v 0 5'I
Extra ?'? 1 0 fa 0 5 !
Family 7 ('0 (u> 7 50
Fancy brards 7 50 (iy S 0J
i WHEAT, common to fair.... 1 00 Qjy 1 10
Good to prime 1 10 (cu 1 18
Ch-.ice 1 13 (a) 1 D'?
j CORN, white 0 55 (& l! 00
Mixed t'o:J (u, 0 55
Vell w 0 53 (cy U 55
Ear Corn, per bbl - 25 0m 2 5 '
ii V E 0 50 (crt U 05
OATS " 3'.I (n, 0 3t>
I'HK'K ENS, Spring 2 5i (a; 4 IN)
i BUTT Kit, prime ?' 20 (<M U S
Common to middling. O 10 (to 0 12
EGGS 0 11 (?J 0 12
| IRISH POTATOES 0 75 fa 1 (Hi
?j ONiOJMS 0 00 (ty 0 75
DIUED OHEiiUi its V !?)... 0 11 (a. 0 12
j GREEN APPLES, bbl.... 1 50 (u, 2 00
VEAL CALVES 0 4 ..4 0 0
? BACON, Hams, country i> 12 (a, ' 13
Best sugar cured Hams... 0 10 (a> 0 ltj
Butchers' Hums 0 14 (a. 0 14
\\ estern 0 14 (a* U 15*
Sides 0 Hi Cdt 0 12
Shoulders 0 y (i 0 0
. LA ii!i 0 13 (at 0 14*
! CLOVER SEED 115.' (a, 0 00
Timothy 3 UO (iy 3 50
' PLASTEIt, ground, per ion. 5 !>' (a< 0 00
Ground, in bags or bbls... 7 00 (a; 0 00
Ground, in bugs, ret'd.... 0 00 (y) 0 01'
Lump 3 50 (u< 4 00
i .SALT, G. A. (Liverpool) 1 10 (u^ 1 20
Fine 2 00 (a, 2 20
Turk's Island 0 00 0 4u
\Vr(i()L, long unwashed U 22 (a. D 1:3
Washed 0 -iO (at 0-5J2
-Merino, unwashed 0 IS 0 2(1
L>o. wiished 0 'i8 (iy 0 30
I SUMAC 125 (cy 1 5o
, HAY 15 00 06 20 00
There is no ci ange to note in the prices of
j Grhin since last report Offerings are light and
the mnrkot drooping. Sales to-day of 174'J
; bushels Wheat at 107 for white, aud OOallti tor
i pour to choice red?tho bulk soiling at lit)
, Corn is quiet at 54a55; olferinga of 1114 bushois.
| Other articles at quotations
31 A ii i hi i M X L~* i iJr W, N <J W
tSun rose 5 5 | Moon sets 2 10
Sun sets 7 0 | High water. U 00
Steamer Lady of the Laice, Norfolk, to F A
Steamer John W Thompson, lower Potomac,
to F A Reed.
Schr .1 V Wellington, Boston, to F A Reed.
Schr Virginia Dare, Havri-do Uracu, to W A
Sehrs F H Odiorno and Abbio Pittman, for
Steamer Lady ot tho Lake, Norfolk, by F A
Schr J >1 Flanagan, Georgetown, by master.
Sehr ,J A BnckHrmau, Washington, by F A
Schr J V Wellington, Washington, by FA
Schr E Nickorson, Boston, l>y .1 Driefus
Scbr Jetferson Bor.lon, (rum Goorgutown
Schr Horaco Moody, East Cambridge, by
American (Joal Co.
Schr Twilight, hence for Now iiavon, passed
through Hell Gate "'1st
Schrs Minney and Whitney Long, bunco, at
Bo-ton -'ilst.
Schr Knthor & Son, hencn, at Norfolk 81st.
Arrived?Boats W Doerner, M D Corse, J W
Morris and W Walsh, to American Coal (Jo;
N Wiilia<n=, to W (J G L (Jo; Congress, to
ay field & Heiston.
Departt d?Bor.ts R S Grant. J K Anderson,
C Robb, A J Akin and T H Faile.
Hai^xiiis ! Murrains !
Hur^ui us !
At l>KAIJI.4n\S.
A fine, now and complete stock, comprising
Suit? of French,
and Scotch
W orstods,
in great variety,
at remarkably low prices.
ap M?tf
J&S- ForRTii Ward.?There will be a meet
ing oi't'stj vote's of the 4'.h ward nt the Friend
ship Engine H< use or. Wednesday overling next,
the 2d of Augu&t, lit 8 o'clock, to perfect ibe or
gan. zition of a Tilden and Hendricks* club. Jt
is hoped that there will be a iarge turn <>ut of
voters. jy 31-3t
P1NEAPPE CHEESE?Louis Norton's cei
brated mako. F.J. DAVIDSON'S,
je 19 147 King street._
J Just received a fresh supply at
RAMSAY'S CORNER is the old and well
RIES. niy 31 i
sr.?i.vka xkso u ra.
TON, VA.-J. II. MADDUX, former;,
or'trio City Hotel, A lexandria, Landlord.
This hotel is new from turret to foundation
stone, and is furnished throughout with n,.w
furniture. It was i pei.ed on the first of duly,
187ti. and already a select company have taker!
rooms in it. It is subst .ntial, symmetrical ?nd
well ventilated. It crowns a lovely e-i ineji.v,
and hn& on its ens', ir >iit an attractive lawn it
is convenient to village churches of every do
nomination, accessible to supplies of all" de
scriptions, and within an hour's ride, over t
graded road, of tho Fauquier Springs, the *??'.,?r?
of which possess as many curative propertied h
any tho invalided seek. It is within *4 hour,
by raii of Aleiandru, within hours of Well
ington and 5 of Baltimore, jt nlso is in te.p.
graphic commumention with the whole country.
These advantages tend to make a stranger
morn at home while ruralizing, it i3 the \ u>
p.'se of the landlord to cater to tho .comfort,
petito an I rational pleasure of all his guest-,
and make their stay with h.m pleasant and nt
tractive. He solicits patronage. Address J. 11.
Maddux. Warrenton, Fauquier county, Va., a
to terms j\ JM.A1
Twelve mi'es west of Mt. Jackson. Valley
Branch, B. & O. K. K , will be open f..r the rj
ception of visitors until October 1st. 1S70. under
the managen ent of J N. WOODWARD, late
of Kav,lev Springs, Va.
Since the Kst s?naon !ho grounds have been
gri-atiy improved and water wor ks erected, a :?i
ing greatly to the convenience, health and safety
of the Springs <*nd its guests.
Th ? waters have an established reputation for
thoi- wonderful curative pow -rs. Tin; Springs
are nuuierou an ! oi great variety, viz: :-u.
phur Healing, Sulphate of iTOn and Magn<-.-iuru,
Chalybeate (carbt ruito of iron) Ac.
Terms ? f 1> ?? rd r>'r day S- 60: p-T we k ?1 5;
per month of twenty-eight day - Sot). Circulars
will be ft'u1 kl at E. S LE \ DBEA'l Niv A
UKO'S., Fairfax street
jy 7-tu? MOORE & PERRY, Prop'r..
UAWLKY SFK1NUS, '.oar Harrisonburg,
Rockingham county, Va. GEORGE \\\
BUNliER, of Washington, D. C, Manager.
This well known and popular Summer Resort
will be open .June 1st. IST'i. Th-: waters by mi
alysis Compare favorably with the renowned
chalybeate waters of Europe. It is the strouge-i
cha'yb-.ate in the United States, in addition to
thow- ter.the 1 ?cation, pure arid exhilarating
atmosphere, pictur-sqie scenery, tin.' walk-,
drives, hontin.r, lisiiing, &c., al' tend t? make
Kawley thk most attractive as well as tuk i?iof<
heaithi'ul r>ort in Virginia. Tlio company lms
at great expense, erected the most commoiiiou
and comfortable I uildings in tho State, and dur
ing the past winter completed a perfect system
of terracing and uuderdrairiing For t jrinsai.d
pamphlets apply to A. 13. 1 KICK, President,
Harrisonburg, Va. my 21.'-lim
co r. prince & fair fa x sts.
Prescriptions a bpec.alty. English, Frenc,
German and Domestic Toilet Soaps; Genuine
Farina Cologne; Magnolia, Hedyosmia. Gera
r.ium and Florida Water; Genuine Lubin's Ex
tract:;; Soongof, llair Brushes :.nd Comb-; best
Eni'iish Poutb Brushes; a full assortment of
Patent Medicine.-; Coxe'g Gelatine; Corn
Starch; Se& Moss Farine; Spices of all kinds,
and a select stocK of ail articles soul by drug
gists at prices as low as the same quality can n.<
obtained elsewhere. dec 1
No. 145 King street, Alexandria. Va
Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully
JtSi" Orders and inquiries from the country
promptly attended to. od li'-t:
F R A N lv L 1 N C R E L G II T ?J N ,
WkultsoU and Rctatl DtaUr tn
GARDEN SEED, ^cc., Jc<., A-c.,
Nu. So l\i:uj street, (under Sartjtla Hull,)
Alexandria, Vikginia.
Physicians Prescriptions carefully compound
ed. Orders will receive prompt attention
_inh 21?tf
ESTABLl>>!ED i7*
Sj'' S LKADBM A TE R * H ft(?.
Ej e
Dkalers is
CHEMICALS, !' 11 N I: Oll^S,
Nos. nd 7 South Fairfax -I..
:tug 2?tf Alexandria. Vs.
Just piibland for sale st
fu|i:ncu's,?"? iv ing j-i-ric.idK'r.
Society and ^oiitudu, by K;?lpii VYa.d-' t'-iu
er.-c-n ; Si 00.
The ? or-duet of Life, by the same author;
price ?1 oD.
Hurry Cornwall nn<] Some of hi- Friend.-, !>y
James T. Fields; *>0e.
Sketches of Our C'ou:itry and 1 'y.?ji''?i.'*
Hundred Years Ago, by Edw.irJ Abl-ott; $1.
Lily Letters'and Table Talk oi . Jt*
Jltiydon, by Kichurd Henry M >dd*rd; t i.? Hi
The Prime Minister, by Anlhony 'I*ro? 1 ?>>??;
elctli .>1 2 j j paper cover.- 7~?c.
Words, Tlielr Use and A hu>e, by Pr??f. Win.
Matthews, 1 Aj. I > ; j>li
Volu'iie 1st ol L'ailiel Derondrt, l?y'leonv hi
iot; Si 00
Tu liU'bl ec'>mbe und Bark ; .'>0c
A Couiic Hi.-tory oI the Uinled Stnt<*B, hy
Livingston liookins ; $1 .'>0
Model Town find the Detective^, by Aiinn
Pinkerton; oO.
Seen und Unseen ; $? J 50.
Josh Hillings, hi- Wotk- ??? ?mp!?-L**, with
hundred dlu.-lmtions ; S2
A Centennial Coiuuii.ssioner in Europe, hj
John \V. Forney; $2
Kitty's < !a.-s l>ay und Other Stories, by l<"ii -??
I M. Alc.'tt; 00c.
Lett-handed P2l^.u, from Hln?*k wood; UV.
New styles Pajieteries and th<* lii,e-l Sngii-h
and French Stationery just received.
New Books daily.
1 je3 <;. K F BENCH.
AN J; TON iC 1 > V mUKATOK, r?-c?'Mi
ni ended by tin* beat phyu ?; n.? in Engitnd
America !'?jr Consumption lVbility, Lom
Appetite, Fever, Ague, I>y-j epsia, Indige.-t
Female and Children's Mhladiefi Put u;?itl
uint bottles at $1 each *<Jd .' **
my 27 Corner Prince arm Fniriax - reel-.
To obviate the necessity of our city trm?1?j
going i,> Washington to obtain n prime ClI II'
PEL BEEF, we have j u re nosed * Beef i
ping Machine, and wiil be glnd to furnish
trade with as good Beef, nicely chipped n? "*'?
be bought anywhere.
G K O. M c HI J K N KV 6: SO N,
jy 24 It;*; *nd 17" Kin;: .-treel. __
FAMILY MJiOKJINES, conei^i>>s( u[
Strengthening Cordial, Volcanic Oil Liriiiie'ft,
Chinoidine i^ugar Pills, Liquid \ erinji"
Universal \\ hite (Ji>*:-ta! Coated Pills, i
Verruifi-Ke, Wonderful Cough nnd Lung 11 <-ni
ing OioMiles and Catarrh Snuti'. For h--'."
wholesa i and retaii bv
tebll JANNEY & CO.
'yfoSgUiTO NET.
of all widths.
A large assortment of MuSQlJITO >> hj, ?,?1*
jy 17 No. l.'ib King -tri-et__
iflNE TOILET SOAPS of the fcil?;w;'-g
brands: White Windsor, White
rine, iiroun Windsor, iurt.e On, Cinnain-'-i
Alpine, Poncine, Honey, Nationnl liouij
Sunflower, >ensation, Noseg?y. Cashmere i> u
quel and other varieties. < ail n; d examine.
jy ] lOd nnd 170 King
I jy 2i> J. C. E. M1LBUKN s.

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