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PUBLISHED DAILY AND TRI-WEEKLY BY SJDO-JAJB SirOWDS^. GAZETTE BUILDING, NO. 70 PRINCE STREET. TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBEK 1, IS73. The first annual exhibition of the Alexandria and Fairfax Agricultural and Industrial Association commenced this morning. It fully eqaals.the expectations of the most sanguine. The city put ob its holiday attire to celebrate the occasion, sou Kiug street, from the wharf to the fair grounds, was gaily decorated with flags, banners and other ornaments calculated to beautify and enliven the appearance of that thoroaghiare. The exhibition hall is certainly i a thing of beauty, if not a joy forever, ana is a miniature representation of the main building at the Centennial Exposition; and persons who have attended similar exhibitions in other portions of this and neighboring States concur in rh^ m>inion that so far. at least, as that feature of it is eoncerD-.-d, it has Dot been cxce.kd, even at the State ftirs. The articles oo exhibition there are not ooly the very best of their kind, but the exhibitors have vied with each other io their efforts to display them io the most attractive manner snd tc the best advantage, aod whether it be a piano or a pumpkin its superiority is made so manifestly appatent that it at once engages the attention of the spectator. The display of farming implement3 is also large and varied, and includes specimens of the latest and most improved machines for tilling thG ground and gathering the crops. The live stock on exhibition, while not as numerous as that at some of tbc State fairs, owiDg to the dread of a disease that exists to soma extent among such stock in this neighborhood, includes specimens cf imported and improved breads that wili compare favorably with the best in the country, and shows that the stock raissrs of Virginia are as keenly alive to their own interests as these of ar.y other State io the Union. The number of visitors w^s large, bat so far as we can learn there- were cone cf them who were not pleased with what they saw, and satisfied with the acoommodafions they received. The first day has certainly'been a success, and the indications are that the other two will be equally so, if not more successful atid considering the necctsiry baste in which the preparations and arrangements for the fair h^d to be made, the exhibition reflects great credit upon all who hsd those preparations and ?.iraegc-j meats io charge. It is understood that Mr. Fernando Wood will renew his attempt to pas3 a modified tariff bill at the next session of Coogre:S. Aay reduction of' the present prohibitory tariff would be preferable to none, but the easier, more simple, and better p!ao, in every conceivable respec', would be to change the whole system of collecting the government's revenue ; to abolish all custom hous-y aa-.l iuteroal revc-nue offices, and collect the revenue by direct taxation, apportioned among the respective States. By such mean3 millions of dollars could be put into the treasury at once, by the sale of the buildings now usod lor these purposes; millions j more be sived in the salaries or cfficert; popular elections bo rendered more expressive of tho will of the people, by the removal cf iheictla coco of thousandsof officeholders,and smuggling many other demoralizing influences connected with tho system cow ia vogue be done away with. But greater advantages by far than any of these that would result from the adep'ion of tho system of direct tasitioQ, would be the equalization oftaxatioD, and the curtailment in tho expenses of the government, enforced by the responsibility to which every member cf Congress would be held by his constituents for hi* votes upon appropriation Piiis, i?_r cacti constituent would sec, when his us biil was presented, whether the amount to bo collected from him was put there by or against the wish of his representative. Under the present system the rich, tho security of whose wealth is assigned as one of the chief reasons lor taxation, do not pay a fair jr^porticuof the expenses of tho government. Governments are established lor the protection of life and property, but instead of tho people of this country being taxed on their bouses, lands, bonds and stocks to support the government, they aro taxed on the necessaries of life, and though a man may bo worth a million of dollars, as bo can eat no more food, drink no more liquor, chow and stnoke no more tobacco, and bum no more matches than his neighbor worth a hundred, ho pays do moro taxes in the thupo of customs and excises than that poor neighbor. Bat as nobody would be willing to giro his representative fifty-fivo and a half dollars a day, when ho saw by his tax bill that he was to pay a portion of that sum,and as the representatives knew this as well as we do, we shall not expect tbo desired ehaago uotii tbc people demand a promise of it as a sine qua non of election. Now that the radicals bavo determined to fight i tha fall campaign under the flag of tho blood? ( shirt, they are resorting to ail tbo devices incident 1 to tuch a modo of warfare, and natural to it, 1 in order to securo its success, and among tho other nefirious means by which they hope to deceive voters in tho North, acd to win them ' over to their support, is the assertion that the 1 South not only remains "disloyal," but that 1 it is proud of ils "disloyalty," and manifests j (hat pride by electing to all the offioeB at its c disposal nono who were not actively ongagod in * tho "rebellion." As voters, that is if judged by the result of their ballots, as a general thing, uro not the most sensible creatures upon the d face of tho earth, tt 13 reiterated statement, especially when supplemented by tha long ti list cf those bearing military titles who ^ bavo, been deoted to office in tho South, will unquestionable, to some extent at least, si V.Ji%.r .-Wo t TJryr?vt?iijKUJunrar?.Tt?TH?-|-i mrr , ~~AL EX AND R I, produce its desired effect, tut suca would not be the case if the people who vote in the North could bo made to recollect, what they seem to have tbraotten, that every man in the South who was able to be actively at work in i any business was engaged in the service of the Confederacy, and that it wouid bo almost impossible to find men competent to fill Southern offices outside of these so CDg3ged unless they be taken from those who have come of Dgc since the clcso of the war. If the democratic orators and writers at the North would make this plain to their hearers and roaders it might probably save some voles that otherwise will be lost. If tlie first exhibition of the Alexandria and Fairfax Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition has proved such a decided success, what may wo not hope for at the second ? "When Alexandria makes up her mind to do anything, it is done in no half way style. The success of the Fair is beyond tho expectations ot the most sanguine, and the display one of which any city might be justly proud. The Fire Department turned cut to-day in uniform and attended the Fair. The display was a foature of the day. To-morrow the Fair will bo in "full blast," and the attractions increased by a parade of the military, trotting matches, &c., &e. Jxin:< street was gaiiy decoratod to-day, and presented a truly holiday appearance. Virginia Finances. The Kichmond estate says: List wiGtcr when the State oi Virginia, then as dow in straitened tircuE stances, wanted to borrow $200,000, the First National Bank didn't lend it, but the Planters National and the Kiohmond Banking acd Insurance Company cii. Now the State authorities want to borrow $200,000, and the First National, tho UoioD. the Planters Na tional, and the Kiohmond Banking andlcsur; aoca Company, the iStato depositories, ail rc11 use. The Governor applied for that amount last week. The representatives of the above named ?, rt >?> rrt I b Hial I I?U ti i U < lUMUUUUUO iinu u t? uu ai iu Excclier.ey and discussed ihc matter fully.? : Two buDdred thousand, to be returned od the I 1 f>.h of Dooembtr, was all that was a*kcd for, | but the banks beeped to bo excused. I It was needed lor the school fund, and it is I pr-uerally regretted that tho loan oonldn't be negotiated. The school fund is now $250,000 short, many of the sohool teachers having re ceived notbiag in tho way ol salaries since February, it has not transpired what will be done about it. The liiclicjoad corrcspDndont of tho New York Herald says: Virginia is, owing to the repudiation sentiment in tho Legislature, redueed to the mort trying financial straits. The public schools have just been reopened, but there is not a dollar in the State Treasury with which to carry them on cr to pay aircaragcs and salaries duo since last setsioD. Tho teachers are clamoiieg for their pay, and io some places they have actually refused to begin the labors of tho present: session until they have received the amount du3 them for the last.? It is claimed that the taxes levied and collected for the support of tho public schools bare been perverted to other uses, but principally to defraying expenses of tho-State government. The "rcaojusters" at tho last session of the Legislature tailed to make provbieneven for meeting the ordinary expenses of the State government, and heoce the lack of funds to cany en the schools. In this emergency Governor Holiday on 'Wednesday evening last bad a conference with the bank presidents hero whose banks are St&to repositories. The conference was held at the First National .Bank and the Governor was accompanied by the estate Taeasurer and tho Auditor ol Public Accounts. There were present four bank presidents and the States officials named, and the object wa3 to effect a loan of $150,009 for ihepurpose of paying tho expenses of the schools. No outsiders wero admitted and the conference was no; only conducted with the utmost privacy, but those present wero requested to keep the proceedings strictly socret. Governor Holiday set forth the extraordinary exigencies of tbe occasion and made an earnest appeal to the bankers for the loan aboved named, pledging himself as the .Executive to see that tho amount would be paid when the Legislature meats. He was seconded by the other State officials. It has not transpired, owing to the pledgo of ( secrecy, what answer the bankers gavo, but it is ceiUined that no money has been advanced so fur. One report has it that the bank presidents relumed an evasive answer, statiDg that they would have to consult their respective directors; 1 but the truth is prosumod to ba that thoy were i offered no proper security for the loan. The i bankers nave had a lively eiperienco with the preaont Legislature, which is largly composed of "readjusters," and they know too well that that body favors the payment of nothing that assumes the name cf public debt, and that conso- 1 quentiy they would not risk lending this Email < amount in the absence of bettor security than the personal pledge of tho Governor. Tiie U. 8. Treasury.?Tho Washington i correspondent cf the New Tork Herald saysi "Tho rccsnt labor troubles in Washington ; have directed the attention of fbo Treasury 1 officials alres'u to the propriety of adopting * some system of'defenoc for tho building ana its records, as a precautionary measure, against 1 the possibility of an iccursioa from any quarter. To tLis end tho clerks who arc accustomed to ! the u-c of firearms have been furnished by the 1 Ordance Bureau of the War Department with < revolvers of the heaviest calibre aod whh bcxes j of cartridges, all of which are required to be 1 kept in a convenient drawer of the desk of the ( olcik and are thus distributed tbroughoct the Tteastuy building. In addition to tho abund- ' aoec of caution imposed upon the watchmen j the building has been connected with tho fire J olarm telegraph by a secret wire acd telephone, 1 and in tho event of troublo or apprehended iQ- 1 vasion a rogDal at night would cause a general f a'atin to be repeated tnreo times, which would j summon the clerical, military and marine corps ' to tho building, together with the entire force ? or'the police reserve. The clerks so armed and 1 disciplined arc required to carry a baago as in- 6 signia of their position, which has been furn- 6 isbed them by the government." 1 Railroad Accident. 1 Cincinnati, Ohio, October 1, 1S7S.? 1 A spGeial dispatch says tho regular south bound passenger train on the Louisville and Nashville N. i;., ran into an open switch, near c Bowling Green, yesterday. The engine, bag- a gago car and one coach were thrown from the track, and the postal car was telescoped. Con* o ductcr Sutton, postal clerk Murray and Mr. p [iosling, a passenger, were injured, though not i, fatal ly. ]i in. 5 Illness of Senator Tliuriiian. I Cincinnati, Oct. 1.?A speoial dispatch 1 >ay3 that Senator ThurmaD, while addressing, ^ 3Si Dight, a largo mcetiDg at Bellairc, was aken suddenly ill, and wss conveyed in a car ,j iagc to his hotel, where he is now lying in a lelDless condition. His illness, whioh is net ? loosiderod dangerous, is tho result of overwork. _ la Louisville Lottery. K Louisville, Oct. 1.?The fifth regular rawing of tho Commonwealth Disbursing JompaDy took plaoo yesterday. The following 0 ickets drew the capital prizes: No. 35,574 m rew $30,000; S4.767, $10,000; 27,176,$ 5,000. For fino Clothing see Doalham, 02 King al Ireefc, corner of Fairfax. tl ? ,| ii ii win i i?i i .1 II ?> ?.-VIn--^ &T GAZETTE A2' Yellow Fever. Memphis, Sept. 30.?The weather today is warm and sultry. At the Howard Association headquarter* great activity prevails, and nurses are being sent to Perls, Masons, Grand Junction, (jermantown and Leg range, Tecu., and Ileraacdo, Miss, Among the deaths reported sinco last night are Ed. Terrell, Daisy Sheppcrd, Geo. Butler and James Gatiy, who was taken sick at Mound City, Ark., live miles up the river. L. K, Levy, a volunteer from Chicago, fell sonsehsi at the Peabody Hotel cntraccj at noon today. His condition is extremely critical. .Nurses were furnished this morning to M. W. lledfurd, Mrs. A. J. llDfleh, M. C. Pearae and Mrs, Julia Morrow, rrrkn n*n cmnnor flip nptr PS BP 3 rpnnifprt. If'JV. n liu U l U U Ui fcfc. -? MV ? J--. ?. .. Afiija liaile3*i a Doted colored dinar, died last Dit^bt. /Augustus Sadler is reported in a criti33I cuuditiou. Dr. E. T. Eariy, a voIddteer physician from Little Hock, Ark., died ibis moroiog at tho cily hospital. A child of Kev. S. (J. Arnold, local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Cburcb, died this morniug, being the last of a family of seven who bavo fallen victims to the plague. Twenty eight deaths from yellow f.vor have occurred during the past twenty-four hours ending at six o'clock to nighr. Since neon 11. 11. Clarke, treasurer of tbo citiz?as* relief committee; John B. Taylor aod 11. S. Kicg, two prominent Masons; George Sutton, foreman ot' Hoist ?fc Brother, undertakers, and Louis Czrpski, neral bookkeeper of the Union and Piauiois' liaek. hayc tiled. John Condon was taken down tt is akcrooon. Dr. Suwe, of Hot Springs, has been rietHiid for duty ai the cily hospital. A telegram from Marten, Teen., says the fever, which seemed ' bated, ha* h re ken out. with renewed violence. Six new eases siuc-cyesterday; among them Dr. Hail. Among the crilie^j eases arc J. 1. Skuil, operator; iiarrison Vowett, and T. J. Murphy. There Lavs been nineteen death-; now ttjirty c:i-es en hand. W. P. Johcson. depot agect, is cut to day. Miss Douglass Dibrel! is convalescing. Tweoty-lwo physic ats of tho Howard nn-dical corps report 142 now cases. Dai.sjy Ma ley, a prominent ward po.i.iciati, was taken dowr: today with theihver at Camp Wright. Veie Mot v a S,m "<) ?T/w-lac'.; cr Pr e. r HJj M \y XX , KJ V y WW# AW .4WJ I. j ..I.w .? 4W # w* reports show thirty-live deatL-.s a^d one hundred now cases. Of the latter only sisty-ihree a;c dated since September 27*li. The total cases are 9,385 and deaths 2 845. William 17ir cbilds, teicgrapk operator at Tangipahoa, died of yellow fever la^t nighty C. K. Harney, of Brookhaven, who took Fairchild'n p'.aee at the key a few days ago, is down with the fever. Brother Solomon Moses, 1. 0- 0, Ben Berith, who has been sick ten days, is out aeai? Bis family of seven peisjDS have all had ycl low fever aud aro no?/ convalescing. From noon to sis p. in., tweDty two deaths were reported aud 125 cases, of which eighty one dated since September 27. VlCKSCUItG, Sept. 30.?There were tea iaterme-ats to day; four wero from the country.? The fbvtr continues increasing at Bovioa, Aliis.; three deaths there today. The Yieksburg Commercial this evening publishes an extract from a lottcr from Dcita, giving the names of sis persons who had been attacked by a susphcus fever there, the telegraph operator amoDg them. Two deaths from the I same ftver arc reported. Delta has protested vehcmeDtly for some days that there was no yellow fevertherc, but appearances nro against them. There have been over l.ijcu deaths if* Vicksburg from yellow f'cv:r mce the epidemicbegaD. Four new cases and tl-r:e deaths are reported at Chattanooga. The physicians ore more bopefal, and if they could force away ti;o few familiis that remain in tho infected dis tiict, they thiok the fevrr would soon abate. AtTliibadesux, 19 cases on Sunday and tw.) deaths. Over 200 ca?cs in the town and vi'.ioicy. Two telegraph operators at Canton are down vi:h the fever?Cress and Campbell. At Lagocdi plantation all the casts are convalescing. Hickman, Kentucky, reports twadca'hg and four new cases. Among the latter Tld. M. Pollard, telegraph operator, who ii doing well. Oac death at Pulton, K>: no n?.w c-js.s. Six dcw cases at Marten, Tennessee. Orcra tor Skull is down, makieg the t> i -J telegraphrr Ktric.ken. The fever excitement in Cairo has fubsidcd. Absentees are returning, and the public s opened to day. At Pi'.ottown, odo new ease; no deaths; 22 convale?C3nt. At Water Valley, fir; new esses and three deaths. Geo operator down. At Greenville there bare been two kuatrad and forty three deaths to date. Tho lever is abating. Five new casesyesterday. Ifis deaths F-icc3 Sunday, The steamer Katio Diekeon hus arrived with Bishop Lert-y. Father GoerlV-kk end Mr. fi'zp&trick, of the j:io;?arj Assccation, iroir. Vicksburg. The Dbkson brought a doctor, nurses and ieo (or Goodrich aud Henderson. Jji. New Orleans. Go:., 1. ? At Hoily springs. Miss., yesterday, there were 11 liuaths arid 23 Dew cases. Among tho deaths arc D. J. Gliver and Dc. W. G. McKinoey, and among the new cases are Mr*. Maggie Maclin and Dr. Jeo. lWs, of Ciaiksyi'le, Sena. a r,urg?.on ;q the U. S. Navy. Fhysiciaus say that the fever is on the decrease-. Cincinnati, Gciobcr 1.?Three cases uf imported yellow fever have b.-en di.cw-reu aero?Mrs. Lswinsoe, who camo from Hicknan, Ky., four days r.g;; a Mr. D<!atitr, from Memphis, and a colored man taken from m iucomijft train to the pest hospital. Dr. Minor issued cn Oi der yesterday forbidding the 'cception of any freight from the south that jcnld possibly absorb the infection. New York, Get., 1.?A spech! from New DrleoDssays the train which rr.ivei from iii'u. J i .. A I kjUuuuy IJ1 j: i 11 vetis uuviuvu nun luutan rem tho watering places on the way. When ; t ic cot to E inlet's, the discovery was made hat fever bad broken out oo the train, and be- ; ore New Orleans was reached there were lu3 J :ases on the train. Tho Epced was slackened rom lligolet's to tin point, so that isstcad )f aiming at 0:30, as due, it did out gci in lotil near midnight. The S2enc beared da lorip'.ioD, men, women and children being ( tretched cut upon the scats, some in dcdriuiu ] md others in acony of fear. c Cincinnati, Oct. 1.?Mr. Eglacer, cfMcn ten & Co., of Memphis, died at the hospital , icro to day from yellow fever. New Orleans, Oct. 1.?Todiy's yellow J ever reports shew 54 deaths and 117 new 3 bs?s. The footing to date are 2.$99 deaths 1 ,nd 9,GIG cases. j Memphis, Oct. 1.?The wither to day is ppressively warm and the Ever continue.' 1 preadiog. Among tho deaths reported since ?st night are Capt. N. S. Green and wile Ed. ' inigg, W. J. Hood, Da?ii E. Warner and J. ( 5. Weaver, the agent of the Little Kosk J Lailroad, who died at Cedar Grove, 12 miles J istant from the city. The usual activity pre- L ails at the Howard Association headquarters. * \Y. \Y. IbBtchcr and Martin Grimn con- c ouo (o improve. # 1 G. Lonsdale, Set i or remains ia a ci ideal J audition. t Jo?. Mullen, a nurse Ifoai MiodeD, Lo., died f ,st night. From coon yesterday until neon 1 >-day, 47 deaths occurred. * i Walkiuz Mutch. t New York, October 1.?At dood to day v 'Lsary had walked 134 miles and Hughes 115 r lilee. _____ V Exleosivo business and small expenses en)lo Dealham to sell his Clothing ohcapcr then I icy do ia larger cities. n i^=a?'.-rrtrnw-r^ ?* -?-*xr-r Trfrrrrji'Tvti.-^TigM-aT?i-m ID YIBGIHiA A Foreign J^evrs. Five batteries of artillery will, .'cave Portsmouth ca the 15lh iastaui Tor India. Tho eecoud battalion of tho Fourteenth itegimenfc, at Curragh, will .embark "at QugcdgiOwd for India ca Saturday nest. A uispatoh from Simla says ail preparations are advancing with the utmost speed. Several regiments have already been mobilized, hut the commissariat department requires a reasonable time tor its completion. The army is enthusiastic. The spirit or the native troops is admirable. A Constantinople dispatch state that Sc-hir AH Khan, the secret envoy of the Ameer cl' Afghanistan, is instructed to c'aimthc Suitau's ?'?* -ii- i _ 1 . ? intervention id tne poouing utuicuicy, id urucr that England shall not declare war against Afghanistan. He \a further to convince the Sultan that, an alliance with llussia is advisable lor the Mussulman race, and that the Ameer personally is decided to conclude such an alliance. A Vienna telegram states that there is a ciisia in the Hungarian Cabinet io oocseqaence of the demands of the military party in connection with tlio Bosnian occupation. According to ether information lierr VoaSzeli, the Hungarian Minister of Finance, kid declared it to bo impossible lor him to procure the mom y he was called upon to furnish, and he will, tacrelore, be compelled to retire. It is expected in well informed circles that these deffercsces will be removed. The report that Ilerr Von Szrll, the llaugsrian Finance Minister, has announced his intention of resigning is confirmed. Kuo Suog Tao, Chinese Minister to London and Paris, will shortly retire. Vienna. Oct. 1.?The appointment of Count LaJisias Hugos (the present Austro liusgaiiari Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Fle.-.ipoteutiarv at .Vv ashingtoo) to be Austrian Minister to IlGumania is cliicially announced, The Feather Lloyd says that the whole JiuoruriaD Ministry hav?-. resigned. London, Oct. 1.?A Vic-nca dispatch s?ys: The fcovi.-rauu.-ot'n embarrassment is cx'.p.c; \? The Hungarian ministers dcclar that tbeyesnuot provide the money riquired as Hungary's ecn tiogentcf the expenses of the Bosnian occupation until the meeting ol the delegations. Count ADdrastsy dtr?irrt= to reduce the expends by withdrawing r. treat part fit' the army from B.'Snia, bus the military party oppose ibis measure. 11;- situation is greatly strained and its sclutioD, which is expected during the prcs cnt week, may perhaps involve the resignation of the Hungarian, Austrian and Imperial 31ioistcrp. London', Oct. 1.?Private dispatches received at Paris substantially confirm the view expressed by the London Post on the iS:b air., to the effect that iotimations had been made to Koeiand of Russia's intention to immediately recall the mission to Afghanistan. The private advices referred to Hate that the British Charge d'Affairs ar St. Petersburg presented in the Imperial Chancellery a note lcqairiccr ic what way Russia proposed to reconcile Geo. Stolietcfi's minion to Cabul with its previous engagements by whioh Russia agreed to ronoucco ah political influence in Afghanistan, The reply wis to the dice: that Russia was always disposed to respect existing cogagcrnenir, r.cd that the mission of Geo. Stclieicff, although decided upon at a time and under circumstances which now no longer existed, Was merely intended as an act of courtesy to the Amrcr oi' Afghanistan. Political. Negotiations for a consolidation of the greenback and democratic State tickets for T ? ? 1 . 1 _ - 1'- I I C? Iowa nave nncn compicccu as louows ; cecrufar?, JO. M. lfornswerth, greenbacks:; Auditor, Jos. lOiboreke, democrat; Treasurer, W. L. Deviu, grccnbacker; Register, j>l. Farringtoe, ATcenhrcker; Judge of Suoreme Court, J. C. KoapP. democrat; Attorney General, John Gibbons, democrat; Clerk of Supreme Court, Ales, lluayon, ereesbsokc-r; Reporter of Supreme Court, John B. J'foiiott, democrat. The D&tioo&l labor greeabackers of Iho 4:h congressional district of Maryland have nominated William S. Quigley, making the fifth candidate tor Congress from that district,which is at present represented by Hon. Thomas Sftaao. The oomiaecs are Hon. Robert MaLanr, democrat; John C. Holland, republican; William S. Qivgloy, green backer; W. B. Redgrave, temperance, and Lambert S. Giltiags, independent democrat. i'aal. Philadelphia, Oct. 1.?Toe Philadelphia acd Heading Coal and Iron Company to day issued its circular cf prices for coal delivered on board vessels at Port Richmond as follows:? White ?sh $3.50; for lump, steamboat and broken $3.55; for egg, $3.05; for stove, $3.40; for chestnut. $2 30; i >r pea, Suamokio and red a-h, $3.75; lor egg, $1; for stove, $3.30; for ehe-tnu-, Lir berry, $3.80; f> -r broken, $3.95; for egg $4; for stove, $3.40; for chestnut, Lyiiern Valley, $3.80; for broken, $3.95; for egg, $-1; for stove, $3.00. iirig Runic<5. Boston, Get. 1.?The captain of the steamer United States, which arrived hero today frcui Savannah, rcportn Riar on the night, of the ilGth instant, 20 rnilcu southeast of Cape Rom? in. he saw the brig Them a-, from Charles tou lor Liverpool, on fire. He rescued the crew and brtueht them to this port. Cricket. IIosokrn, N. J., October 1.?A game of cricket between the Au*traio eleven and a picked team, membr-rs of the George's, Staton island. and Manhattan club?, wss commenced no the ground of the St. George's Club at llofcokcn this morning. Fire. Wilmington, Del., 0:t. 1.?A special dispatch to tfcc Every Evening says that a fire at Gaston, Md., this morning, destroyed a whole business block, including the court house and market house. Loss between seventy aud cnc hundred thousand dollars. Steamboat linracd. Newburgii, N. Y., Oct. 1.?The ferry beat Union, of the Now burgh and Fish kill Hue, 3wncd by Homer Kamsdcil, was burned at her ivharf here this morning, and will prove n total )*e. _____ Tnc vlcicseup.g l'ostoffice,?Coloucl J. McCardlc and Captaio J. L. Like, jr., of Mississippi, had an interview with the President ,'fetsrday lor the purpose of inducing him to 'f-cocsider his action in appointing Mr. James bii 11, a colored maD, to be postmaster at Vicks jurg. They urged that Mr. Ilill was not a esidr.ct of Vicksburg. and expressed sympathy i for Mr. Pease, who, with his family, had all been down with the yellow Ever since thcepi- 1 icmio broke out there. Mr. Pease was also j Touched for as an efficient and acceptable officer, i [t wi'ii be remembered that Mr. Hill's commis .iou was sect him about tbc time tbo epidemic jroke out in Vicksburg and that, in ce-DScqucnec ' >f Mr. Peaso and his iamiiy being down with : he fever, Mr. J.iiil was requested aoi to take < losscssioD of the office till further notice. In i his position matters hive since stood. These t CDtlemcn now ask the revocation of the appointment of Mr. Hill, and that Mr. Peaso be in r II* 1T?Vii/^T*? ovnivj-n in ( kliUWCU Ctl V' V. c* U?J U1U| nuiu>: ( ApiKC 1U e darch next, The President received the gcu- ? !emcn courtcoGs'y aud listened attentively to ? rh;:t they had to say. Colocel McCardio was equestcti to submit his expressed views io ? fritlng, which he will do.? Wash, Rep. Save 33 per crut by gcttia? your Clothing at )ealharu's. As gocd id every respect as at lerchant tailor's. i lPVERTIBEB. liCtter iroiii Warrentout. [Correspondence of llio Alexandria Gazette.] Warrenton, Va., Sept. 31.? Instead of sending let' ers to different friends in your city, if- la r.ocirtr frt writn. flllt, t.lifl f.ow ifnma nf intprfflt; X L 1 O fcV VW m 11.V ?v l| A VVU4vJ Wfc *? *"? ?w" astir in our village for your journal,where they can altseo them. Gayety has pretty weil subsided. The last entertainment wps for the benefit of thG yellow fever sufferers, and was well attended, some hucdrcd and fifty dollars beiDg realized r'ear of all expenses. Nor is that all Warrenton has contributed. Matrimony is looming up considerably. A gossip assured me not many days ago ot not less than eleven couples to bo joined in holy wedlock within tho next five months. It was startling, almost incredible, nevertheless she declared it to be true. She eveu Darned them. The ball is to be opeoed early in October by a brilliant wedding io the Episcopal Church. And Warrenton will thus loose one of the most at* tractive of her reigning belies. Others will at once follow suit, and really if things continue io that line as it ii predicted they will, 'charm crs' will be in great demand, and either a fresh supply mu-ii neo is be imported or else ths young men?unmarried?bud best "go West." A cew journalistic enterprise has just beeu started. Mr. Wm. Marshall, one of the young members: of our bar, b&3 purchased the Warren t)u Enterprise, and lie and Mr. Chiltoc, jdarn2 teems, intend ou having a larger "Soliu SOUIO." Ttie (Jeunty Court adjourned Wednesday. Two c:iriiinald were tiied uotier "the shcotiug aod stabbing act," and convicted. ^ Warrcotou is getting "swelier and sweller." Nor. couleot with her nosey recent improve mc-nts?her new and handsome buildings,(note!, restaurant, &c.,) hor newly laid pavements, her iiluminaicu utrecis, her billiard and b-jgaMlesa loous, she assembles her "qualified voters" next Saturday to determine whether not water shall be introduced into her streets by means of an "artesiau well," to be dog on "Academy Hill." Ii ij estimated to cost $0,000, but there arc knowing and sensible men who assert it cannot bo done ibr twice that amount. The issue is becoming mere and more absorbing, and were the election not so near, would product) excitement equal to that in Pickwick over the disjussion of hxicg the "free rump" of "Eatonsvilie." Our OuUGcil after this pian is i xeeuted will, some say, send a special committee to wait on Mr. Edison and hear his views as to flic practicability of illuming our .streets with electricity instead of coal oil. Why not? itis cheaper than gas, and will make Warrenton of dark uights sparkle like a mass of jewelry. That being accomplished we should next bavc s'.roct cars, which would certainly ccsfc less that) this eternal hiring of hacks, and besides giving the place a city air, would look beautiful streaking the electric lit streets. Palma. Sew^i 02 (lie Way. The stockholders of the Calvert sugar refinery or Baltimore have determined to sell out and abandon the business. The operators of tho Lehigh coal region have agreed to advance ten cents od lino trade for October. This will make prices as follows:? Lump, $2.h5; broken, $2.75; egg, $2.75; stove, $3; chestnut, $2 GO. Dean Stanley arrived at Baltimore yesterday sLc-rnoon, and is tho guest of the trustees of Johns Hopkins University, fie held a reception to night at tho university, and was called on by many prominent citizens. The examination in the case cf the trustees of tho defunct Teutonic Savings Bank, of New York, arrested a fortnight ago, charged with embezzling the funds (f tho bank, was con eluded yesterday. The trustees wero held for the action cf the grand jury in $1,000 bail each. President Hayes left Washington this ovening for New York city to attend a meeting of the trustees oi' the Peabody educational fund. He will return on Thursday night, stopping a short time in Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute fair, to which he has been invited.? On the 9:h instant he will visit Montecello; on the 16th tho Winchester fair, and on tho 24th that at Cumberland. During the religious services at the Reform School, st Washington, Sunday evening, a number of the boys were simultaneously attacked with violent vomiting. They were re moved to their sleeping apartments. Ia all, twenty of the one hundred and seventy five fco?s in the institution were affected, but by 11 u'cicck last Digbt all bad reoovercd except two, who vrerc still very sick. It is thought that some of the vegetables or tbo meat they ate_ at dinner was poisoned in some manner during cooking. Virginia Afews. A. i?. Gray, late Ucitbd States marshal for the western cisiriot of Virginia, died suddenly ia Harrison burg, Sunday, of apoplexy. Among the engineer cadets who have passed a satLuctory examination for admission to the naval scbooi ere James 11. Fitts and llobt. W. Gutowood, of Virginia. Gen. John Eshoi?, of Staunton, has pre pared a card for publication announcing him soil a cardidatc for Congress in tbc seventh district of Virginia, cm a platform opposed to forcible readjustment and irredeemable green backs. A correspondent of tho Richmond State says: ;Td the case of Hives against Farish. aumicis'rator, a verdict was rendered last week in the Federal Court at Lynchburg in favor ol the defendant. The amount sued for was over $o0,U00. and was for slaves sold during the war. This decision will ler.vca very handsome estate to Thomas Farish, c-rp, aod Mrs. J. T. Randolph, of this county." The Virginia Military Institute bason the roll about 110, and o5 to 40 more are expected. Washington and Lee University has between SO and 'JO matriculates, and many more are expected. About 100 students have arrived at the University of Virginia, and from presem prospect, about the same number will matricu late as did last session. By the mess system now practiced the table board costs only ?lu per rnootb. "Business Ex bakrassment!"?"You cal} it business embarrassment, do you?" said an old cash-in-hand, banging his list down with a thump upon a newspaper with a column headed with that title: "you call it business embarrassment for those young Dasbarounds to rush into business with $10,003 borrowed capital apiece, and como out of it in five years with both their wives owning $20,COO house-, 3olitare diamonds and good wardrobes, and themselves and families living at the seashore, while their creditors are getting 20 cents on thedoilar! I teilycu sir, in my timo, that sort of embarrassment would have put tbem behind Lhejail bars, and it would bo a confounded sight bettor for the business community if it did now, for at least it would provont somo of you aiders and abettors in this kind of embarrassment giving any more credit to these embarrased pretenders."? Com, Lid, Physicians say that there is no remedy for Consumption, and possibly, in some cases the assertion may bo correct. We k.now, however, at many cures made by Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, and will guarantee positive relief to the lUlfurer in cvoiy instance. 1 A Pare Chance.?Wo have succeeded in cuing the cheapest iioe of Black Silks, from uctioo, we ever had before. As we only have lew pieces, wo take this opportunity of noticing cur friends and customers. If they want i good bargain they must call at odco. I. KicnBERO, sop 117?1 w Succes-sor to Slaymak :r Co. See me and rely upon fair dealings. &. Dealir-m, 02 KiDg street, corner of Pairfar. ? MM31r-Wim i ^rtm? nmr > rrrwn ^ " ^3 The Acklen feeuudul. KewObleans, La., October 1.?Tlio Aeii.ea scandal committee met yesterday a ft or neon. :a close session. Present: Judge Voorheei, exGovernor Penn, .Major Hearsay, Duncan l\ Eenner, Judge Thea.\l and J. II. A. Gautbreaux. O'Kourko was absent. Mr. Acklen made r. preliminary speech in which he said he placed the eali: > ca.e in the committee's hands and would retire (V/?r? < ticket if they saw fit so to advise him. lie c'aira ' edthat the affair was cue of unadulterated b;a: icruail, and submitted to the committee the afiici.v vits in his possession. lie was greatly excited. After thi3 uo withdrew. Tho committee spent the entire time in examining the evidence for tho defence. From the testimony adduced they aro in favor of Ackien, as the alleged crimes uro tco atroci ous to be believed by any ono. Tho papers belonging to Smith woro not placed in tho committee's hand3 until just before tho adjournment. They will be reviewed to-morrow. Tho girl's mother was a daughter of ez-Gcvernor JJaker. of Louisiana. She is implicate i tearfully, 41. li. A. Gauthreaux, is the person sent by Ackien to interview Smith in the visit which directly caused his death. Additional facts havo been brought to light. During tho giri'e illness hero, a letter boiring a check for arrivc-d from New York, enclosed in a letter, signed by a clergyman. A relative of the girl v/rote to tho minister to ascertain his reason for sending tho check. Tho reply was that he (the clergyman) had written no letter nor sent the money. Further investigation revealed strong evidence that Ackien hat sent the money?and had used tho clergyman's name, and that he had sent the girl regular remittances sinco his departure for the north. The seduction took place in the fall of ltT-i The child is now five months' old. it is said that Ackien lived with the girl sc-vc:i months ago. She was under Id when ttio alleged enm? was perpetrated. The feeling in me cominunitv i3 intense, ami the finding ? :' the committee ianxiously looked for. Ackien certainly acts fairly and squarely in the matter, and his given absolute power to the r?nm r.i; f fou liVi* i ho n.r* f/. on ii nac v- '-r *-* * a vi kuv/ | b^i Ww v. ?jf c .k\.ui .* ? *??j been vni.'ir.g a colored woman named ?Smiihfi?ri t'oramon street, at whose h/use th : girl formerly Jived. To-day he drove there wit a a n t:\ry and remained lo<* an hour ana a halt. At the meet in q; of tho committer- i;-d-.y Smith's papers v/:ll be read and nr. approximation to ju.go from reached. Keys' and youth.-*' Clothier in great variety at D.-aihcm's, 02 King Bircci. t'O.U.YlftZ&CE *1,. Alexandria Market, Ocl'r. 1.?FJctt: i? quiet and easy, aid prices are unchanged. Wheat shows an improvement of lc on yesterday's quotations, ar.d prices ranged from DO t<> 101, as to quality; the o2bringe to-dayamounted to 3113 bushels. Corn is scarce and tirm, and sales of small lots were made at 03 and 67. Nothing doing in Itye or Oats. Baltimore Cattle .Market, Sep'.. f'0.1--7A [Cattlo aro sold at tho3e li^ures live weight, riegs are sold at net weight, thai is 2 ) per ce; (generally) oif from the live wiighI. bhe-ip r.re sold gross, that is live weight, or nothing ell" j Beef Cattlo?I'ricoa to-day ranged as follow? Best Beovcs 4 50 a 0 }2 Generally ra^od iirst quality 4 00 * 4 A'edium or good fair quality 2 po a 4 ?ni OrdinarythinStejrs.Oxen&ndCowsi CO a tn Extreme range of prices 2 00 a e 12 j Most of tho sales were from 2 02 a 4 12 j Total receipts for tho week oCOi head. iV.rii sales for the week oltfj bead. The market his generally been dull jextrom ]y so the latter pari of it. 'lho only activity to bo observoi was when concessions were Buccersfully exaoted, prices being oil'isic on all grader. The quality was slightly bettor en an avtTa;c I than last wee!:, there being rather more tops and middle grades, and somewhat lower opinion Cattle, though there* were a full number i cf the latter. ililch Cows?Tho supply is full and trede fair. We quote prices at -dJuSCO per Lead,v quality. toheop and Lambs.?Tho receipts show 5 cor:siderablo dimiuntigon in numbers compared with last weak, the quali y generally being not quite as good as it v/as then. The market i:a> oeen fairly activo in most cf tho pens. 'J ho Eastern demand has been coulinoi ehiffiy to good Sheep. We quote butcher Sheep at -51 adic per lb, and stock Lwos at 2 5'JaSd per head, and Wethers olad cents ;per lb. Lamfs at daiels nor lb gross. Receipts this week &7'.'f against y277 last week. Hogs-The receipts, though not half so numerous as they were last week*, aro generally reported to bo in fair supply, in view of tho demand which has generally been only moderate. Wo quwto at oa'lcts per lb net, a few choice, selected at the latter prie s. These quotations aro a shade o!f from last wee!' when a trills over Gels w.v ; obtained. The ar vals to br.'.urday were t'C" and since then some 3S80 The quality dill'-rs but very little, if any, from that of last v/cuii's offerings, Receipts this ?eek41CG head against *J7flast week. f Baltimore Oct'r. 1.?Virginia gs ol 1 ?; t! deferred Gi; do consolidated. ; do 2d reii-.s 31; past cue coupons 82 bid to u->y. Cotton weak and declining; middling nominally K'i. blour lirm and in good demand. W neat? 8cuthorn fairly active and urin ; W'cslcm wish and lower; fcfouthorn red lU2all'o; do amber H'< a!07; No 2 Term a red lOGalOt1; No 2 Western winter red spot and Oct lOTidK ill ; Nov UG.N KJt'A. Corn? Southern quiet anu lirm ; We-lcrn dull and lower; Rouifceru white 6Gn67; doye'* lowuoi5G; Western mixed spot; oet'r ibsadSi ; Nov l:i4-1'.); steamer 47*. Uais active and steady ; Southern 2GaG0; Wesiern white 'lU.-i il; do mixod 28*i'.?; Renna 2S?31. Nye qui? l aud steady at 52a64 for Southern. IL.y du.i rmgar active and strong at Cotl're active . -.ndtirm; Kio cargoes Mialb. Whiskey qui'". i 1 HA J* ? 1 #? I ai i c.':. New Y oitu October 2 ?Stocks bcavy. -Moo T 3. Goid 111* Flour dull and heavy. VViie;.* cuil and lowor. Corn ucLivo and lower. *aM?1 TTMWMWBJUUm-U-^. L' ' i*vnr tip jjiocr'gs. jU'i rices o c(j | Sun ioi: o J! AllitiVKD. Sir .J W Thumps;, n, Numini, to F A iCeel. Sir AIsiltHLu. NoiOifli, to J Ji ruder.- & o<?. Scbr Gt-.o T.trbeii, Georgetown, t.> J I' An new & Co. Selr D & J Luc, Providence, by A::.(r>v. Coal Co. CLEARED. Str UcQai.c o, I'hila leiphi'i, by F A i'sml S hr I) & J Lee, Providence, by /. un.rn"in (Jot. 1 Co. Schr J?i Li Lidriuge, Portsmouth, by An.. rt? ear. Ccal Co. Scbrilignonnclto, Haititnorc, by Yv A .V\ Schr W ?J Lanibdtii, ii&liinu re, by i-"-' 1 Wortbinglon. Schr Go-.' S Tarbcll, ib'sten, by ? P A/ *.' w & Co. >( Schr Atones tfopptlier, Pn tors bury, by .1 i Agnov/ A Co. I'AS.H^D DO IVN". Schr F ju -M uib.Tu, Havana. tf ir&iditAN DA Scbr Y/arrm Sawyer railed frcm Win.!.- r for this potllMlh u l- __ [ByJJavidiS. Young, Auctioneer, Washburn J V^OUNTfcUS, SIK> W CASKS, CANL> Y *' <; \J CANDY JAKS. MACiilNJSiiY !' THE MaNUFAGTi/BL UF CANHY, PEK KETTLES, AC., being ll.o enure otlcus contained in premises corner First and ILvi; - ? - I A/ U I i \ k.jji-l i Georgetown, by auction, vu i, morning. October 2J, eomrueucinjj -it ItJ u'cKcv, at the above named store. 1 will -.oil tl.oEtec* and Fixtures contained therein, in part cnnrittin? of a genera' variety'<I T"o!s a net Jd.-.chincry necessary for conducting the manuftt'urtj candy, <fcc., vi/.: Cream and Candy Mr rb.V-". largo and expensive Candy Toy Maiden*', ' E0t3 Candy Kollors, Cake, Kiss Cocar/it m;u Dice Cutters, Moulders, Furnaces, Copi,er I Kettles and Pans, Caramel am! other | j'^> Flavoring Extra ;!r, Counters, b rg Taj'1 6'calee ana Weights, Candy, and Can.iy '|h:s. Two Plated t?how Cases, ?5o. ALo materia ? < ' largo orieic Oven, &c. _oet lit DAVID F. V U V > <A ucf FAlii. lOJSCKEAAI, CONFECTIONEicY, FiU'lTo O y b'l'K US, COFF & E, ?&e , Will bo furnishod at the Fair H cr.y pr'-;J,l> eep -M.