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Alexandria gazette. [volume] (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, November 08, 1878, Image 2

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A colored mo was on tho greenback ticket
in Philadelphia, but the white members of that
party there, like the white republicans io the
South whenever they put a colored man on their
ticket iu order to coucentrate the colored vote,
scratched him, and that, too, to suoh an extent
that though their whole ticket was defeated, l is
vote was almost a fourth lower than that of any
other man on it. Within tha lines of the democratic
party is the proper place for the colored
people, and they will all be found there before
the lapse of many years. That party does not
think they are yet competent to till important
offices, aud consequently does not promise them
sucb, but the promises it does make to them
it fulfills, as has been shown by innumerable
instaLc.'S, the more recent of which was tho late
appoiotment of six colored policemen by the
democratic authorities of Memphis. Ic does Dot
deceive tbem with false promises, and the late
elections io the Sou'h.in which districts heretofore
strongly republican lnve gone democratic,
show that such a course is having its legitimate
c-ffeot, and that the colored people are rapidly
fiodiog out who are their true friends. Before
the war there was no ii! feeling between the white
and colored people of tho South?tho children
played together, and tho love for the mammies
was only secondary to that for the mothers.
There was uo antipathy between them duricg
the war, when the Confederate soldier entrusted
his wife and children to tho care of his oolorcd
people with as great a sense cf security as if
ho Tefc them under the protection of an en
trenched camp. There is uo roal ciuro for the
cxistcnoc of any but the kindest feelings between
them, and the cases of animosity that
have ocoured are traceable, in every instance,
to tho teachings of radical incendiaries. The
southern while man understands tho Daturo of
Lis oolorcd brother, am] em mnko ailowaooes
lor his short oomiogs which would bo impossible
for a northern man to dc;ind the oolored man,
acting on this knowledge, always knows where
to go for relief when in trouble. The solid
South is certainly not favorable to a liquid
North, but, so far as depends upon the oolored
vote, the iodioatioDS arc that it will remain
solid lor many years.
Leaving cut of view the lack of wisdom exhibited
by the passage of die silver bill, there
can bo no doubt now that something ought to
be done with the silver now in the haods of
the people,in order that it may be either withdrawn
from circulation or be made good currency.
Nobody Wiofs to talert the new legal
tender dollar, nobody will take the subsidiary
coin in larger quantities than five dollars, nor
will they take the trade and 311 x'can dollars, exoept
at a heavy ci?ount, tvrn though the former
is worth ocsiderably more than the legal
silver dollar. The people received tho trade
and Mexican dollars, and the subsidiary coin,
in good faith, and when they pissed current,
and it is no fault of theirs'that they aro not
worth as much oow as they were before tbc
passage of tho silver bill. A great deal of such
money is in the hands of poor people, who,
alarmed at tho sad experience of the saviogs
banks, have been keeping it io the legs of old
stockings, but as the law is against them, as is
always the ease when there is anything to lose,
1 h -? ? -11 1* I r * ? 1 /-. - ri '-I r*t < t It t h n ti/icf
tucy Will uavg lu ucui imu lucaca yfitu uuu uudi
grace Ihey caD. Their case we suppose i-) hopeless
with regard to the Mexican dollar, but as
the new dollar is a legal tender, as the trade
dollar is worth ioir'msically more than tho legal
tender silver doilar, and as the subsidiary coin
is already legal tender to the amount of five
dollars, a law authorizing their redemption io
greenbacksor goldwhcQ preaeuted at the Treasury
in sums of lil'ty dollars, and prohibiting
the reissue ol' all but the subsidiary coin, supplemented
by tho repeal of the silver biil.would
prevent aDy further lo?s, and bo Lho best legis
lation that could bo adopted under existing
That the radicals of the North, in their support
of good money, and ooostquoudy c f the
strong sido, in the recent elections were
actuated solely by sound, ommon sense, aud
not by the laudable desire to prcsuvo tho honor
and subserve the welfare of the country, is
proved by tho fee: that whene ver io the South a
democrat was opposed by a greeobaoker tboy
voted for tho latter, though they knew ho was iD
favor ct repudiating tho honest debts of the
Government^and of depreciating c-veu the litllo
moDcy lho pooplo have. So, while wo ao
knowledge lho benefit the northern radicals
have conferred upon the ountry by efleotuaHy
iquelcbiig all movements looking toward a
currency of irredeemable paper, we need not
bo too profuse io our praiso, soeiog that that
benefit was only tho scocndary result of the
acoomplishment of their owo selfish d?signs.
Tammany has sustained an overwhelming
defeat, but not a fatal one, as the nest election
will ahow. The injury she has reoeived is by
no means es severe as that iofl cted upon hor
bv Tweed and his ring, and she not only recovered
from that, but oohieved a higher and
more powerful position than ever before. The
forty thousand republicans who assisted the ,
bolters last Tuesday arc too strong to play
second fiddle to them all the time?they will 1
want the offiocs themselves at the nest election 1
?and as soon as they withdraw their support J
Tammany will got her own again. *
A jury in Washington, yesterday, gave a man <
a verdiot for two hundred dollars damages for 1
being oalled a thief. If every man in the J
country were to reoeive tho samo amount for l
the same reason, tho adoption of the greenback 1
idea would be left no longer to the choice of
the American people, tut would beoome aiC
uiaiMUWwflft'Miiiw 'jACJUWiaBiiIIQ?1 i^Ma^n?gm'xaOT
matter of necessity in order that the requisite
sum of money might bo obtained.
The lilecUons.
The details of the election on Tuesday come
iu slowly. The most important feature of to|
day's news is the repotted defeat of Representative
\V3ddeil, democrat, in North Carolina,
and of Representative Morrison io Illinois, and
the success of Representative Acklen io Louis^
Later returns show that the Illinois Legislature
is republican by a email majority?about
sis. The republicans oarry the New Jersey
Legislature by a handsome majority, but it does
not elect a U. S. Senator.
The democratic majority in the nest IIousc
is variously climated at from 7 to 12.
,ni? V A.I. UnanM'e Anhmofa ia na fill.
J. I1C HBW I U1N iicmiu uaiiiuBiu ? no -o.
lows: Demoorats, 151; republicans, 130; greenbackers,
S. To be elected (California), 4.
j The only State still to hold an election is
! California, whose congressional delegation is
now equally divided. The probabilities are
that the llouso will stand 142 republican to 151
democratic, a democratic majority of 9.
In the First distriot Heale's majorities arc:
Prince William, 2SG; Stafford, 416; SpotsylvaDia,
including Fredericksburg, 400. Critober
carries King George by 153 majority, and reported
majority in Westmoreland, 000. Gloucester
gives Kound4G majority, and four precincts
in King and (Oqccd gives him 11 1 mjority.
Indications from these reports ire that
iieale's majority will be 1,500.
Essexoounty?[Official: 1?Beal,53G; Critohcr,
OS; llound, 035.
The election in Frederick county passed off
very quietly. The vote polled was light. Hunton's
majority in Winohcslor 44, in the oouoty
1S1, in town and county 225, the vote bciog,
for Hunton 421, and Carter 19G.
The following is the official voto c f Fairfax
county:?Centervillc, HuotOD, 24; Carter, 21;
CochraD, 0; Clifton, Iluoton, 10; Carter, 3S;
Cochran, 0; AruDdeU's, Huoton, 30; Carter, 1;
Cochran, 1; Uaviisa, Iluuton, 13; Carter, 0;
Coohran, 0; Pallman's, Hunton, 44; Carter. G;
Cochran, 0; Acootiak, not in; Fairfax 0. II.,
Hunton, 02; Carter, 0; Cochran, 4; Vienna,
Hunton, 3G; Carter, 0; Coohrao, 2; Langley,
Hunton, 52; Carter, 2; Coohrao, 0; Springdale,
Hunton, 4S; Carter, 0; Coohran, 0;
Thornton's Hunton. 9; Carter, 1; Cochran, 0;
Thompson's, Hunton, 9; Carter, G; Coohrao,
0; West End, no vote; Falls Churoh, Hunton,
CO; Carter, 20; Coohran, 0; AnDandale, Hunton,
9; Carter, 4; Cccbrao, 1; Hevcr's, no vote.
Totals, Iiuuton, 4IS; Carter, 99; Cochran, S.
Lessons ot the Democratic Defeat.
Tho Philadelphia Kecord says: U15ut for
the impregnable portion occupied by the democratic
party in tho southern States its financial
heresies would have cost it dear in the loss of
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The New York Ilerald says: "Tho demoorats
must sco by this time the folly of encouraging
the greenback movement,from which
3omc of them, as Senator Thurman, hoped for
important advantages. Not only has tho silly
and undemocratic surrender of so many demo
crats to the inflation and paper money swindle
given the astute republicans an opportunity to
grasp for themselves tho sound and evidently
popular policy of hard money, but tho supposition
ot men like Mr. Thurman, that the
greenback movement would cause losses to the
republican party is so entirely fallacious that
in fact the democrats have lost several districts
and the control ot at least two important States
?Connecticut and New Jersey?by democratio
votes drawn off into the greenback racks. Had
the democrats taken positive grounds io favor
of a sound and honest currency, as many of their
most prominent men?Senator Bayard, Gov.
Seymour, Sooators Kernan, Randolph and
others?wished and urged, all the Bigns show
that they would have made largo gains in the
late elections, besides securing tho oonfidonoo
ot the couQtry for the future. As their case
stands they are a divided party, who can become
harmonious and united again only by getting
the currency question out of politics as
quickly as possible, while tho republicans have
evidently recovered from their discouragement
and arc united and confident. Wc adviso the
democrats to unite to get the currency question
out of' politics; they have always blundered and
lost with it, and they ought by this time to see
that for their safety as a party it ought to be
settled as soon as possible/'
The New York Tribune says: "The Union
democrats of the W3r time are succeeded by tho
honest money democrats of tc-day and tho republican
party has once more profited by their
assistance. Tho advantages secured in this
State, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New
Hampshire, in New Jersey and Pennsylvania,
might, pcrchanoo, so f'aY as tho financial issue
is concerned, have been aeouired by the unaided
republican vote, but tbeir moral valuo is enhanced
by the fact that in all of these States
the bulk of the noo partisauvoto and tho votes
of an influential class of moderate democrats
have contributed to tho republican achievements
and rendered more certain their wholesome effect
upon national politics. Of course, in spite
of theso achievements, tho next Congress will
be democratic, but the democratic majority in
lho House is reduced, not increased, whilo in
the Senate it will be subjeot to restraints within
its own party that will prevent serious harm."
Letter Irom Louisa.
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazjtte. \
Louisa Court House, Nov. 7.?The several
prccints of tho county givo Newman, grccnbacker,
a mojoiity in the oounty of -70, which
is a real disgraoo to Louisa. Tho vote was as
follows: Mechanicsville, Johnston, 57; Newman,
10; May's Store, Johnston, 71; Newmao,
0; Trcvillian's, Johnston, 40; Newman, 17;
bell's Cross Roads. Johnston, 20; Newman,
71; Louisa C. 11., JodsIod, 95; Newman, 119;
Terrell's Store, Johnston, 7; Newmao, 51;
Thompson's Cross Roads, Johnstoo, 31; Newmao,
54; Cuekoo, JohnstoD, -11; Newman, 107;
Frederick's Hall, Johnston, 47; Newman, 79;
Centreville, Johnston, 24; NewmaD, 40; Shelton's
Mill, Johnston. 19; Newman, yO; Jackson,
Johnston, lJ; Newmao, 97; Bampas's,
Johnston, 32; Newman, 52. All trno conservatives
are rejoiced at the nohlo old hero's ]
J Gen. Johnslon'sl triumph in tho district. It
must be gratifying to Louisa to know that she
is the only county that voted against the great i
Johnston?admired and loved by the whole
world, f am sorry to report this disgrace of
Hcuisa. JJut with a hurrah tor Uld doe I close, i
English Girls as Pedestrians.?A !
correspondent writes from the lake regions ,
of Scotland as follows: Thore are also quite a <
a number of pedestrians who are spending a
month in exploring the Highlands. We pass
these frequently on the road, and they raako a <
tort of picnic trip of it, carrying knapsacks. ,
The English girls aro great walkers, and thoy :
divergo lrom tho stago roads and mak excursions
to the mountains. Thore was a party of young {
English girls at the hotel who have walked
over ono hundred miles during tho past seven I
Their rosy cliooks and the firmness of their ]
tread, as well as the substantial shoes they W6ar,
with heels where nature requires them to be for \
use aDd comfort, indicates an ability to walk
,en times that distance if they willed it. American
girls are generally poor walkers, and it
will soon be as diflicut to find an American lady
who can walk moro than twenty minutes with>ut
complaining of fatigue as it is to find a fenale
walker in China. They pay too much at- ention
to the shape and make of their boots for
>ede8train walkers. My young companions _
lave had some good experience in walking and L
?ill return capital walkists.
Tiue friendship is lasting; eo arc Dealbsm's C
)lothiog. Iz
Foreign Nene*
A body ol Bulgarians, numbering 4.000, has
burned fourteen villages in tho district of Be- ^
motion. Tho Forte has sent a note to Friocc ^
Labauoff pointing out tho fact that the Fustians
arc powerless to repress the Bulgarian c
movements, lu another uoto to Friocc La- r
banoff the Forte discusses the noc-ivacuatioa 1
of Turkish Territory by the Kusaiaos.
The llbodope insurrection has received a t
fatal blow by the assassination of OmerAga, ^
one of its most icfiueoiial lecdeis, by Kara <
Yussaf. a former leader, who had been dis
graced for plunderiog. j
Omcr Aga's death produced such cisorgani- 1
zation that the majority of the leaders dis- J
missed their bands to their homes. A
It seems certain that several thousand for- 1
mer Russian soldiers and officers have been
>n tjntnnfonr arid otni-r fnr Afch&n- (
|.>U1IUUVVU IV 1 viuu%vv? * ? u?wtk - - -
istan. f !
Tho Porte is concentrating 40,000 moo be- f
twecn Mitrovilzj and Kosteodil. 1
Tho Porto has sent a circular to the Powers, j
getting forth important reasons for not convoking
Parliament this year, but declaring that i
the Sultan is resolved to maintain the now ?
constitution. _ 1
It is rumcard that the advisability of summoning
the British Parliament earlier than j
usual was discussed in yesterday's Cabinet !
The released Fenian Ahem, will bo permit- i
ted, because of feeble health, to remaia in j
Great Britain and visit Ireland.
Tho Home Ptulo Confederation has arranged |
a series of demonstrations in tho largo towns i
of Great Britain, commencing at Birmingham (
and Wolverhampton. Mr. Parnoll, member of i
Parliamoot for Meatb, will bo chief speaker.
It is bslicvod tho adoption by a vote of ICQ
to 70 in tho Lower House of the Austrian ,
lleiohrath yesteaday of tho address in reply to
the speech from the throno will seoure tho as- j
sent of tho Austrian members of the delegations
to an additional credit for accomplishing
the occupation of Bosnia; but at the same time ,
oommits them to record a voto of want of condenoo
iD Count Andrassy's foreign policy.
The object of the present protectionist movement
is tho establishment of a custom union in
Eastern Europe, uoder tho leadership of
Germany, against Western Europe, especially
England. Priaoo Bismarck has sent a oircular
to the federal governments, asking their consent
to tho appointment of a commission with a
view to an iocreaso of tariff.
Professor Leopold Von llauko, tho historian,
is better, lie is now expeoted to survive.
A Berlin dispatoh yesterday deolured that
tho negotiations betwcoo Germany and the
Vatican cannot succed unless tho agitation of
the Ccntro parly against tho government be
interdicted by ecclesiastical authority. Tho
Germania tc-day describes the announcement
as a fresh declaration of war against the Catholic
Tho Ministers of Commerce and War of
Franco have come to an agreement for the partition
of tho Exhibition building. Tho southern
portion will revert to the army for a parade
ground and depository for stores, while the
northern portion will serve for an industrial
and decoraiivo art museum, tho grounds between
it and the river remaining in their preortnf
Alter a loDg and animated debate, and many 1
calls to order, the French Chamber of Deputies
yesterday declared tho elcotion of M. Paul dc
Cassagnac invalid.
An ex soldier ia Mandrid bas atlomptod to
assassinate General Bregna, formerly Minister
ot War. Tho General was uninjured. Tho
would-be assassin was arrested.
London, Nov. S.?Thn weather is oold and
wot. Telegrams from Northern and Eastern
Europe aonouoco heavy snow falls. T'hoAppeninos
and Black Forest are covered aod tbo
Swiss passes aro blocked with snow, lo FraDoe
tho rivers arc very high. Tho Seioo threatens
an inundation.
London, Nov. 8 ?Messrs. Kolleritr, Moller
& Co., commist-bn merchants at No. 134
Fenohurch Street E. C. have failed. Their
liabilities are GoO.OUO dollars.
Paris, Nov. 3.?Count Schouvaloff was ono
of the passengers on tbo liussian Imperial
Yacht Livadia which W3S swamped and subsequently
thrown on rocks while on the passage
from Livadia to Odessa. Me like the Grand
Duko Sergius and tho other pasteogcrs was
rescued without iniury.
London, Nov. 3.?A special dispatch to the
Times from Paris says: "The health of the
Czir is beooming more and more unsatisfactory 1
and oauses great aoxiety. Counc Schouvaloff 1
has left Livadia for London, the stato of the
Emperor's health not now permitting a solu- 1
tion to bedeoided upon concerning the pendiug
political difficulties." 1
General Grant dined with tho King of Portugal
on tho 1st inst. Tho palaco was gayly
trimed with flags and the day was a festival
throughout tho city. His reception by the
King was very cordial. His Majesty offered
the General the highest decoration of knight
hood koowo to the kingdom. General Grant
thanked the King, but said that he was compelled
to decline the honor, bs the laws of the
United States made it impossible for an officer
to wear decorations, and, although ho was not
now in office, he preferred to rcspeot the law.
Ho thaDkcd His Majesty heartily for the honor
intended. King Luis then offered him a copy
of his translation of "Hamlet" into Portuguese,
whioh General Grant accepted with many
Pestii, Noy. 8.?Count Andraesy presented
tho budget to tho delegations yesterday. The
expenditure for 1S79 is estimated at 94,751,715
florins beiog 3,900,000 florins, less than the
preceding budgot.
London, Nov. 8.?The subscriptions to the
Glasgow f'and for tho relief of impoverished
shareholders in tho City of Glasgow Hank
have reached $90,000.
Itupe, Trial and Lynching.
Little Hock, Ark., Nov. 8.?At noon
Wednesday, the trial of Hemp Neal, charged
with having committed a rape on Mrs. Salona
HanD, near Clarksvilla, Ark., was held. Mrs.
llaon appeared in oourt and identified Neal.
She is a small delicate woman, while Noal is a ;
hie hrawnev fellow of nearlv two hundred.? ?
Mrs. Ilann said ho knocked her down while <
she was holding her two little children in her j
arms, whom sho had takoD up, hoping they j
would save her. She was terribly bruised j
about tho face aod neck. The evidence was J
conclusive, and at the olose of tho tiial Meal c
was returned to jail. During tho night a party \
Df masked men broke into tho jail, overpow- c
crcd the Ruards, took Neal out and huog him. r
Court of Appeals.?Appeal refused to a j
decree of tho Circuit Court of Wythe county, ,
oroccuoced on the 25th of September 1878, ]
the case of Harkrodcr and uls vs Snavcly a
ind als. f
Jones v Commonwealth. From Corpora- 6
,icn Court of Danyille. Submitted. ^
Trogden vs Commonwealth. Set for 14th c
November, 187S. r
Alexandria City vs Washington and Leo a
University. Passed. ^
Williams & Co. vsBarksdale. Dismissed. (
Steptoe vs Flood's administrator. Passed. ^
Glazebrook's administrator vs Gilliam and t
Is. Passed. 8,
Fuller vs Commonwealth aDd als. Dis* j2
nissed. 0
Stamper's administrator vs Garnett, &o.? a
let for Decomber S, 1878. pj
Parents and Guardians Attention,?
)hildren's Overcoats from $3 to $1S, at Katenstein,
310 7th street, Washington, D, C. st
fja mm 7BT It.rr
ft'ewe 5>1 fiise Hay.
J. Put ran Crano, republican emdiuatu lor
longreas iu the Fifth district of MarylauJ, has c
orved a uotico ol contest on Dr. FiliJ, Jlonkle, t
pho will get the ecriiticito of election.
Thirty ocean stesmcrs are at New Orleans lo t
tarry olF a portion ol the cottorj crop. A large 1
iumber of sailing vessels arc-also ia port, nod c
ho city is assuming its usual wiotcr aspect.
Governor Colquitt's message to the Georgia J
jeeislaiuro shows that tho finances of tlie (
State aro in a very satisfactory condition. The <
)a!ancs ia the In-a^ury on October 1st was i
At the solicitation of ex-Gov. Fletcher, of t
Missouri, tiin President has pardoned Ilcnre- ?
chhoffen, Koglco, Bemeckur, Kvcrst and I
Tar da way, the last af the ruin who were con- i
rioted as participators in the St. Louis whiskey 1
ing frauds. * <
In response to a requisition from the Governor
of Kentucky Gov. James J). Porter, of Tennessee,
yesterday issued a warrant to Thos. C.
Jatliff, agent for Kentuiky in Whiteley couny,
ol that State, authorizing the arrest of J.
J. Rogers, John Rogers, James Cay wood and i
Win. Caywood, tho alleged murderers of Kiivard
Jackson, who arc now said to be ruuning
T - -f>L _ ? _
It largo ! 1cddc:.S?P. J no waiTaui tv\;n r;iwarded
by yesterday's mail.
The ciso of the United States government
agaiost Samuel J. Tildcn wan up in the United
States District Court at Now \ orl:, yesterday.
M, D. Svkes, vice president of the Chicago
and Northwestern Kailroal, appeared, but
(ailed to bring tho books o( the company with
liitn. A dispatch from (Jon. Kcr.j. C. Cook;,
president of tho company, at Chicago, wjs
read, explaining that lie had declined to pro
duco auy books io court, but bad tendered permission
to examine them fully in his office.?
The case was adjourned.
An address has been issued by the nou Mor
rnon women of Salt J^ako City, addressed to
Mrs. 11 ayes and tho women of the western
States, oomplaieiDg that, though polygamy lias
existed for thirty years, tho govemniouL has
ever enforced the existing laws against it, and
asserting that more of these unhallowed allianocs
havo been consummated in tho past year
than ever before. They ask the woman of the
United State a to petition for the repression n!
this evil and to delay the admission of Utah
until polygamy is exterpated. '
Capt. Condon, tho pardoned Fenian, accompanied
by a committee ot Irish American citizens,
called on the President yesterday to
thank him for the executive influence exerted
in hi3 behalf which secured his release from a
British prison, thus restoring him to liberty.
Tbe President remarked that ho was hapyy to
seo Capt. Condon; hoped he would soon recover
his health, and made particular inquiry
about the members of his family, with whom,
it seemed, he was acquainted. Capt. Condon
also called ou the Secretary of State, to express
his thanks for the interest, mamfo-led by tho
Secretary iu his behalf.
The New York tlmve SCobhory.
The New Y'ork News of la-t evening gives
the following particulars of the robbery of (be
vault of the late A. T. Stewart:
The robbers wero evidently accompanied by
a two horse wagon, which stood od tho Eleventh
street side of tho churchyard, about seventy
Ave feet from Socond uvcduc. The robbers
must havo entered the grave between midnight
and daylight, and had with them <;u Indiarubber
bag. In the vault, which is about
10x10, were Gve coffins. One wis that of a
child; tho next that of a small sizid person.?
Then cimo ono marked "Clinch," buried in
!S3f?. This box was nearly gone, and the
thieves iu stepping over it had crushed it and
exposed tho bones. Then thorn was a well
preserved box, upon which the oaken box containing
the remains of Mr. Stewart rested,
In opening this, they first unscrewed the lid,
aDd then knocked out the loot end. This gave
them the lead coffin to operate on, and with a
knife they opened this, commencing at the
foot, and after having started if, tore it open by
main force.
The casket was now in sight. Tho stench
must have been terrible, and it is thought thatsome
undertaker, medical student or other person
ccjustomed to handling bodies, must have
been in the jjb, otherwise they could r.ot have
stood it. The gold plated ornaments of the
casket wc-re very much discolored.
The casket was opened, the screw driver or
knife having evidently been too large, as it
slipped on the head of the screws. The body
was then exposed to view, and must have been
in a fearful state of decomposition, notwithstanding
tho fact that it was in an air tight receptacle,
for the linings were very much salu
rated and discolored, and the bottom of the
casket was filled with a datk colored viicons fluid j
which had gone through into the leaden cov
The theory is that the remains were then
lifted cut and placed in an India rubber bag.
No stains were found upon the grass or the
railiug, as would have becu the ease liad it been
in an ordinary bag. Ic must then have been
taken to some place prepared for if, as it could
not have been kept about a house.
Mr. Stewart was buried on the I.'f.hof April,
1870, and his remains were hermetically sealed,
so that it was reasonable to supposo that they
would have been in a comparatively good state
of preservation, bat the condition ot the coffia
shows that such was not the case. There could
have been but ono object in the spoliation, and
that was tho hope that a reward would be offered
for their return, la order that the romuino
fif nnu dmninnofied norsnn could not be
?cnt and the reward claimed this solid silver plate
an the ooffia was taken by the thieves.
lirsTORT of the Cor.sft.?The corset had
its origin io Italy, and was introduced from
that country into France by Catherine da Mc~
Jicis. Mary Sluart and Diane Poitiers did not,
however, follow the fashion, but it was admitled
by all tho ladies of the French court, that it
was indispensable to t he beauty of the female
figure, and was, therclore, adopted by them.?
i'he corset was in those days in its inlane.y, and
t is assumed more of the rough character of a <
inight's cuirass. The irarno wis entirely of :
ron, and the velvet which decorated tbo exterior
hid a frightlul and cumbersome machine,
rhis state oi things, so detrimental to health 1
?nd tho cause of so much personal inconveni- '<
moe, not to say torture, could not last lone, I
ind the arlizms of those days contrived to give '*
uore pliability and lightness to tho metal, and I
prepared tho way by degrees For whalebone.? i
3ut, as reformers are always slow, the cold iron '
jontinaed to clasp the warm hearts of the lair I
vearcss for a long time in its embrace, and >
!voo contrives to the present day, under the '
lame of base?and who can blame its pert inn- I
ity ? Tho corset louod favor in tho eyes of '
jouis XIV. In tho follnwireign the conct <
vas threatened with banishment from the toilet. I
fashion took .a rural aod pimple turn, and wag 1
ilmost guided by the taste of Boucher, in whose '
dctures many of tho court celebrities figure as i
hephcrds and shepherdesses. But tho painter ]
leparted, and fashion returned to the rrim i
cccntricitica of the former tiaics. Duriog the !
evolution tho corsols were again forgotten, j
cd under the directory it was completely ioter- '
iicted by the fasfiionahio world. The belles of J
he day took a classic turn, tho .Roman dress? i
he toga, sandal, &a. Tho empire dethroned
he classic fashion, but without taking the cor
efc in favor. High waists were in favor, and *
i mode revealed a teste certainly the reverse a
f prudery. With tho fall of the empire fell ?
Iso the waisf, and then came also, as a neces- f
ity, tho return to the corset.? London Cdu 1
For fine Underwear see Dealham, G2 King i
reet. ^
?? mmmm i m ? i m* a??a?i maammmmmmmmmm mm i h i i >
E^EMIpB." "
Virginia News.
II. 11. ShaLton, cl' Orange county, has boc-n
louvicted of involuntary homicide and senenoed
to $!,(JU0 tine.
lit-v. W. W. Walker, who resigned the rcc.orship
oi' (he Amherst parish en account of ill
icnUh, has recovered, it-.v. Mr. Mason has
Icclined the call to fi!! the existing vacancy.
Holt Wilson., esq., an officer el' the Exchange
National Bank, of' .Norfolk, and formerly editor
)f the Norfolk Journal, Petersburg Appeal and
jthcr papers in Virginia, died in Portsmouth
The C'ulpepcr Times sajs:?"It was talked
:>n the streets this morning that a man named
John iN'alle, colored, was terribly shot in the
nlr oml laaf nirtkl- rnkilo ir> flin o/>f
? \> rk uuu tu/uvuiv.u ickww Ulf Ulj TT UllO 1U tUU OOU
>f stealing cam from the ^fhld of IMr. P. (J.
Smith, Report fays there were four iu the
rang, but the other three escaped unhurt.
N'ttllc'n wound, it is said, may provo fatal."
Tho Charlottesville JefTcrsonian says:?"A
party from this vicinity, consisLtiog of Major
Mason, Capt. J. N. 0. Stockton, Mr. John
Watson and Mr. William Randolph, passed two
days on a partridge hunt in Nelson county
last week, killing IG'J partridges. Fifty five,
nearly one third, were eliot by Mr. John Watsod,
of the firm of George & Watson, of Charlot
The Loudon Mirror says:?"A setter dog
was brought soare days ago, by Mr.C.L. Pollock,
from Warreulou to this place, via Alexandria
and Washington, on the cars, and after remaining
here several days, :hc dog began to pine
for fit native heath, as subsequent events
proved. On Thursday night of last week bo took
his lieparture, and on Saturday morning fob
in wing undo his appearance at his old home,
lie had never been away from it oei'oro, and as
his trip over was made by rail, it is somewhat
remarkable how ho found his way back?but
.-lie1! is the instinct of of canines."
Pr. Laehhau Tyler, of KichmouJ, a sue ol
President John Tyler, was married on the :!i
inst., to Miss Georgii, daughter of Julia W.
Pow 'il. ol Richmond. On Pr. Tyler's arrival
in Washington, a few days previous to his marriaee
he was taken violently ill with eongestivo
chills. His friends in Richmond were notified
an? 1 M iss Powell and her parents went to Washington.
Although the doctor could not sit up
in bed, he insisted upon being married, and
after a iittle't was decided that it was best his
wishes should be complied with. Puring tho
ceremony ho remained oonscious, but when it
was over sank lack exhausted, but is now sup
pos:d to be recovering.
The Norfolk correspondent of the New Y'crk
Herald says"Farther intelligence from the
election riot in Priccesse Aunc county last night
fchows that the negroes, who are largely in the
majority near lvempsville, assembled in a large
body in the village during the day and were
violently harrangucd by two notorious icceDdiary
speakers?Willis Hodges and Noah Lamb
?and all their bitter feelings were stirred up
against the v?hite?. Soon after the meeting
the negroes began to arm themselves with pistols
and shot cues, and after (he close of the
polls a dillieuhy occurred i:i (rout el' the old
hotel between a gentleman and a negro,in which
each were i )iocd by their friends, the blacks
outnumbering the whites by at least live to one,
the whites bciDg entirely unarmed aod unprepared
i'or any difficalty. The negroes commenced
firing, andColonrl W. Tfiggs, of Bayside,
was shot through the tl.igb. The whites
present were quickly reinforced, and the negroes
retiroJ, but in a few minutes returiog to
the contest, charged in a body with a regular
war yell. Tho chargo was met by the whites
with a bri.-k fusilado of pistol shots. Sheriff
Whitehurst arrived and appealed to the negroes
to retire, and in response another grand chargo
was made, tho negroes yelling and firing their
pistols as they advaooed. The whites stood
their ground and returned the tire with effect. |
The negroes stood ooe volley aod then broke |
like sheep. One negro by the name of Thomas
Elliot, living two miles from Kempsvillc, and
who had on a previous occasion ;b2cn conspicuous
in a difficulty with the whites, was mortally
woimded. Tour ether negroes were badly
wounded, whose names are Abram Elliott,
Irving Gnffia.Kiisha White and Willis Stevens.
Everything was quiet this morning, but the
D' groes who possess arms are in a very bad
state of mind, and a slight difficulty may pro
duco another outbreak. No arrests had been
made up to the latest accounts."
Attempted mnrdcr stud Suicide.
late ligcnce was received in this city yesterday
by (he family of Mr. Henry Judik, an cxtrnsivo
cattle deakr, residiogon west Lombard
sireor, of the suicide of his son in-law, Wm.
Sawyer, after attempting the murder of his
brut her Berjaroin, at their residence in Decatur,
Illinois. Mr. Sawyer married Miss Judik
-.?? I n /? a nnd L a*< /I f W mba J i, > U ,? M
aOVClui jutin axtu1 auu AJCI ucaiu uutuiau ai UL'l
home in lllioois. iier husband accompanied
the remains to Baltimore and then returned to
Illinois, wiiere ho married a second time. A
telegram from Decatur gives the following account
of the tragic occurrence : "Oae of the
most terrible tragedies that has ever occurred
in this county took place at ten o'clock yesterday
at VV. & B. Sawyer's oil mill. William
and Berjamin Sawyer, who have for years been
partners in the ruaniog of the oil mill, were
in their office talking over their business affairs.
An old transaction, about which they had disagreed
tor some timo, oarae up in the course
of the conversation, and some warm words were
used. M. Ham, the bookkeeper, came in,
and soon atter he entered William Sawyer stepped
to the desk, as he said, to get a bank book
of papers for the purpose ot going out to settle
up some accounts. A moment Hter the crack
of a pistol startled Ham and Benjamin lawyer,
the latter of whom was sitting in a ohair
in the east end of the office, the desk beiog in
the west end. Both gentlemen saw at. once
that William wnn aiming his shots at Benjamin,
and Lwo more shots followed in quick
FucoofsioD, the last one taking effect in the
head ol the last named. He at nr.ee started to
leave tho office to escape further shots, and as
he stepped out into the large room of the mill
he foil, with his head bleeding prolusely. Wm.
Sawer at or.ec h-fs the ofn.ie and passed down
an invisible stairway to the basement of the
building and then went out at a west door.
After crossing the threshold he placed the revolver,
a large sized Colt's navy, to his head
and sent an ouoce bullet crashing through his
riirlit temple, which rendered him unconscious
. i /i t? 1 .1 i
and caused moon to now rrorn nis raoutn, ana
brains to oczo J'roni the wounJ. lie was carried
to his house, where he died in ten minutes
without having said a word. A coroner's jury
this evening relumed a verdict of suicide. Ben
Sawyer received an ugly scalp wound, which is
cousidered very dangerous by the physicians,
lie may live two weeks. Both men arc well
advanced iu years, the deceased being 5S years
ild and the wounded brother GO or more. Tho
arm was in a flourishing condition and was
widely known throughout the West and Kast.
L'hey did a bu-iocss of $150,000 pi:r annum,
and were worth nearly $1U0,U00. The quarrel
vas about an old settlement involving $800. It
s thought by most people that William was
lartially insane when ho shot at his brother,
ma filled with remorse when he killed himsell.
The eify is greatly excited over the occurrence.
L'he deceased leaves a wife. Benjamin is anuarricd."?Baltimore
"Give us a rest" cried a bootblack from the
tailcry of our Opera House, to a party iu tho
,u iience who had been coughirg during the
treatcr part of the performance. "Use Dr.
"{nil's Cough Syrup," shemed another urchin,
Remember 'Jitis.?Men's Ovoreoals from
>5 to $f>0, at Kalzonsttia, 310 7th street,
iVashiugton, JD. C.
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? ?-?
Ei Gov. Chamberlain Indicted, g
New ioiiiv, Nov. < >.?A special ItoiiiCoiuai
bia, S. C., says: ;'Xhe Grand Jury of this
[ Richland 1 county, in its general presentment,
to-day, returned true bills against cx-Governr*
D. li. Chamberlain, Financial Agent 11. ijt
Kimpton, dow a resident of' New York; en- t\
Comptroller John L. Neagle, at present ia Columbia,
and C. P. Leslie, formerly LaDd Gemmissioner,
whose whereabouts arc unknown,
charging them with swindling the State in their
capacity as Land Commissioners during the
administration of Governor Scott in IsTO. At
the time the fraud was committed Chamberlain
was Attorney General of the State, and, as was
asserted to the Grand Jury, the leading cot- |
spirator. His colleagues in ihe swindle have B
betrayed him, aLd the whole evidence, as given
by Neagle, who was his confident in the trans- 1
action, proves that the commission bought & |
traot of land known as 'Hellhole Swamp* for |
$12,000 and soid it to the State, by virtue o! R*
their authority as Lied Cominis-ioncrs, for |
SiaUjUUU, (i WKCii amount i\ir. r!ain 1
realized the lion's share. The whole evidence E
is conclusive, and was obtained a week or two I
ago, but prudently held tub rosa Ibr fear o! t
campaign purposes North. Chamberlain ha- |
been retained to argue the suit of the creditor* j
versus the Greenville and Columbia llailroa l I
here as counsel lor the bondholders in the f
United States Unmet Court. If he voluntarily \
meets the summons no executive action will i.,. \ ?
taken; if not, a requisition upon Gov. llobin;;c
will be issued." Mr. Chamberlain bit .V* |
Vork city li?r Washington last evening '
Storing !CoJ>Jx':*y.
St.w York, Nov. Johnson's i.vvcJrr
store in Kighth avmu ', heiworn Filly .in.j l|
fifty .sixth street-, vvrobbed hi-* tv-niix
of two thousand dollar- worth ot e'.vY .Jt.\ A
watches iri the presence ol :i large rnr.uGr ct *
passers by. Shortly alter j-ix o'eloU. Uoin.:, j
entered the store, otic clo-ed the doer whilo i! |
other kept in their piae.-s, with a revolver, Mr. K
Johnson, the proprietor, tiis clerk and a eu-i |
mer. Two others then smashed the largo plat,. I
windows and placed iu two bags the stock tx I
posed. While they were thus occupied two 3
others, armed with pistols, ordered the pa-r> I
by to move on. The properly having been
packed up the thieves, still protected PytLtir |
companions, moved quickly to a Lmclicr^ earf
iu waiting, nt the corner, and drove rapidiy \
away. The two who had k?-pt possession i:
the btore, receiving a preconcerted -urna,
turned on the throng and fired their pistols in
t'no air. A stampede el lho people bdiowd
and the thieves a!i made good their r.-enpe.
A short'.
WASirtNYiToN', i). (\, Nov. S.?The Sign?!
Corps Station, iiochester, N. V., report.- to the ,
Chief Signai ofliccr at 1I.LM a. m., as follow- |
"The fehooncr Winchester, of I Gi l Hope, with
a cargo of coal from Oswego to ThorwoM, One.
ashore live miles west of Charlotte, The Vise
I is considerably damaged. The crew of sx
men vves refcued by the life saving cr? w ot
Charlotte.'' |
The Signal Corp* Station, Oswego, N. \
reports to the Chief Signal ciliecr 11.1 '? a.
ni.?The schooner Speedwell, Captain Jauu10.
Wart, lumber laden, is s.-liure fvur u:i twest.
The erew cannot get ashore and mO
The Signal Corps Station. OiWceo, N. \., m.
I reports to the Chief Signal dlicerat I p. in., a- 8
I follows"The life sa\iotr crew have e.?ee: I
the assistane* of the men on the soh.vtgf I
Speedwell. She lies witl.io two hurtdiv 1' : 1
ol the frhoro. |
l'ellow Fever. 1
Memphis, Nov. 8.?No new casts ol plien B
(ever or deaths have been reported si re-1 ,-r.r V
o'clock last cveoio^. ff
New Orleans, Nov. s.?For the tw.my I
four hours ending at noon to day hut thin- IB
deaths Iroai yellow fever had bteu repotted. K
These were ol children. No new casts. IM. 2
Jack Whorton is recovering. 2
VlCKSBURG, Nov. 8 ?No d.-aihs in tlieriiy 5
from yellow l^ver. Two iu the coontrv. m
Nasiiville. Nov.8.?The American's I hii .-a B
City special reports several new cases ol It v.: I
at Hickman, and fears another outlreck uni B
there is a change from the prevailing su tiy ?
weather. Returned refugees are again leavire B
town. m
Mrs. Nancy ihersou, a nsilent d Orang- ?
Valley, N. J., went ioto the woods Dear 1 ' I
home on Tiusday alterooou, to quench a fee |1
fire some children had started there. ln<h:o.r w
so her clothing caught tire, acd she started ic
a ruo to her Lcu;e. This lanced tho Ihini*. B
and she was iiuraiiy burned to a crisp. 81, ft
died suou after. E
There is lo truth in the report circulate B
yesterday that the hocks cjotaioiog the re-u'
ol the tl'jeiioo had been slolcD from the off' $
of the Bureau of Kkpiioos ia New Vo;!;. M- *
bor.ks referred to arc under lock and k-y ind' p
office ol the chit 1 clerk of the Bureau < I S
A rnertine of military men wrs; hi hi in ibdi X
mocd lest night to take stops towards ur^c.' a
Congress to establish the militia of rlu- X
od a better looting. S
limes that try mens Mjii;.*; i/r-j i-.i. . _
buyioat Coal ham's Clothing. S
C uii y. ai!k r.?The go id j.o p.'enf ? ' S
Ciandm bavo cau-o to bo proud rf ore 'A'-*7 I
number, who is continually on tho alert *i'-f ''' I
ever v/atchfui cycled rp?smg tho wr.?ng"'' '.? JR
of tho wicked portion of mo citizens, an! h1 ' s
tiirly is entitled to llm thanks of this c<mi*:i:.n ',r 9
Wo refer l<> our handsome, whole ?<>!!; i, * -ni^ S
townsman If , better known as X X r " &
not allowed t.> be ?./!?! other than hy weight, ?' S
tidy pound? does nut Con-litim a bin-he >> 1'" jgf
potatoes. Section if, rapbr .\Vi r?'.j*.:rr- 8
clerk ol lim market ,:io weigh all a'l ' * ' ' mt
provision, which may be hoiigi.l by any per- ' g
without receiving any lee," and :f li , ^ * 2
had been swindle.}, it w.n- bin duty l'? rep rtM
the cleric oftho market, and IIhh mat > an C
hinple vt the swindler to all others di.-p ! ' n
do likowir.e. J>ot I! , alias XX, report ti. M
of those "Middle men" and butler dealer* ! S
clork ol tho market, and thus confer still y 9
favors upon the people of Alexandria; and f K
great desire to rush into print shell huv- ** ' jB
com pi i; bed something in the rtnd. &
(,' L. Is" K.W.K, C. -M. S
A1AKKIU11. 8
On tho (lib ir.st., ftt tho residence of tho nr. H
father, in Luray, by Kev. M, Cr. iialt';!*'. Ar H
J^U. MHKiil' GKA^SON, of liappalmU" S
county, Va., to Albs KA.TK S. WA'IS &
daughter of Kev. John W. VVatson. &
In Harnillon. Va.t JNovcrnbor r>, l~7", by 1-9
?kM\ f.
L. H. Crone haw. Mr. .JOHN 1 J. oitm.-'*- _
Miss LA UK A THOMAS. dau*Ll. r i f It I" '
W. 'J liomas, esq, ail of Hour!win, Va. S
^ for salo ! _> j\ J. OA Vi OSoN, S
nov > IJ7 K?Oif - S
XT E W K IJ A A! CH it Kr- K jn. l rccc-i v 1 i-y. ?
-i-i sep M (i. vVM. KAAJSa i. H
tUIOli 'K N IS vV JJOMIX Y iuH r-.-.-.v-i
/ s# p :>7 J MiMU'KV M
SARATOGA Oil 1US, fresh. just rco-jiv*' ' >' I
nuvl J. U. MILKL'KN. |
N? W BUCK. WHEAT FLO UK :'-T ."j '1 ' I
Lemons and okeen gingkk at M
oct ! ? J. C. MILBL K> ^ M
PKIME CODFISH just ro;civoi by' , M
oct 10 C. MILfU/K>- m
J at roctWJ ,1. C. MlLKl/KN ? a

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