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~XLkX Ay DIU A.
FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL -J!'.
Ex-congkessman Ellis, of Louisiana, in
hi * interview with the gazette's Washing?
ton correspondent, published yesterday, sug?
gested a very w'se course of policy for the
democratic party to pursue, if it be desirous
of winning back the popular favor it his
los during the last three years:?an early
beginning and an early ending of the uext
session of Congress, and the passage within
a rno >th after the commencement of the ses?
sion of bills L>r removing the tariff on raw
materials, medicines and some of the prime
necessaries of life, and the internal revenue
tax on tobacco; for abolishing the espiogo
age system of the internal revenue laws, for
reducing the surplus revenue in the Treas?
ury, and for making necessary improve?
ments to rivers and harbors Such action,
supplemented by a plain talk to the Presi?
dent, by the respected and acknowledged
lenders <>f the party, advising him to put
himself in more accord with his party in the
future than he has done in the past?wheth?
er he adopt that advice or not?would re
vivo the spirit, and consequently the hope,
of the party throughout the country, and
strengthen every poiat along its line agaiust
the powerful attack that will be made upon
it next year. All the blame for the exi.-t
ing dissatisfaction and disaffection iu the
party is not due to the President. Much of
it lies at the doo:s of Mr. Randall's appro?
priation committee, aud Mr. Willis's river
aud harbor committee, who so delayed the
h?ls in their charge 'hat he had not time to
consider thtin, and to tlatterers who tell
him all is well, though they know thut dis
content is undermining the very strong
holds of democracy.
The result of the loss of the vole of
three of the smaller States of the South in
1S7G was the election of a republican Presi?
dent. Nothing is plainer than the fact that
the vote of the Southern States is that which
elects democratic Presidents. With the loss
of some of these States, the national democ?
racy would be in the minority, and the re
publicans have undisputed coutrol of the
government for an indefinite period. The
fear of negro supremacy in loral ad'airs has
helped in no smali degree to keep the South?
ern States in the democrati - column in re?
cent years. That the republicans under?
stand this, and aro availing themselves of the
means the President affords them of break
ing up the so'id' South, is made patent by
the following extract from the republican
newspaper that advocates General Mahone's
plans and purposes in Washington :
"If men try to frighten them (the white
voters of the South] by talking about 'the
color line* and 'the race ipiestion,' let them
poiut to Matthews aud Trotter, negroes ap?
pointed to one of the best paying o dices
in Washington city by a democratic Prcsi
A delegation has gone from this city to
Richmond to urge the legislature to pass the
Mineral Railroad bill, that will connect Al?
exandria by rail with the coal GeidsofWest
Virginia. With a charter fcr such a road,
the money to build it would soon he sub?
scribed. As the proposed road would he of
immense benefit to this city, aud could by
no means injure any other place or interest
in the Stale, the l?! should be passed at
ouce. But it should be supplemented by
another one as soon as practicable, by which
any man or company of men who may de?
sire to build a railroad in the State, and who
may have the. requisite amount'of money,
shall l>e permitted to do so. Virginia wauls
all the railroads it b possible for her to have,
and a wise will well permit no let
or hindrance to the construction of any that
may be proposed. A froa railroad law
should be placed on tho State's statute books
without a moment's delay.
Senator Pogh, of Alabama, says he
never spoke slightingly of the Presi
den! when the President said if he,
Pugb, could stand having his son
appointed to a lucrative place in the o?ice
of the fourth auditor of the Treasury, ho,
the President, could not ; that the President
has no better friend nor a stronger support?
er of his administration than he is, and that
no administration has been more successful
than the pre.-ent one. But since the lime
referred to the Senator's son has received a
federal position as lucrative as the one the
President refused to give him in' tho fourth
The tax receivable coupon feature is oue
of the several objections those who want
the State debt question kept open for their
own possible advautnge urge in opposition
to that settlement. But if it be the State's
real intention to settle the dtb'. honorably,
satisfactorily and permanently, why a tax re-,
receivable coupon would be more ohjection
ablethan any othersortofsecurityisnotread?
ily discernible. If she contemplates break?
ing the terms of the proposed settlement, as
she has done with those of the preceding
ones, there is reason in the objection to tax
receivable coupons, but not otherwise.
Some of those who oppore the settlement
of the State debt base their opposition upon
the ground that the people of the State can
not stand a higher than the present rate of!
taxation. Bat nobody has asked for a high j
er rate, certainly not the creditors, whose j
proposition is to settle their claims upon
the basis of the present rate. The revenue j
raised by the existing rate, supplemented
by a stamp tax on all hank paper and a!
high liquor license.will supply all the money
lhat is needed for the settlement of the
State debt, and a good deal more besides.
[Speeidl Correspondence of tho Alcxa. Gaze he.
Washington, D. 0., April 29, 1S87.
The late Vice-President Hendricks was a
relative of Major Thomas P. Morgan, an ex
Commissioner of the District of Columbia.
Mrs. Hendricks paid him a short visit last
month. Her arrival wastlnly noticed in the
city newspapers. Many of the distinguished
people of the city, among t hem Mr. Corco*
ran, Mr. Randall, Senator Vest, and numer?
ous others, prominent in both branches ot
Congress and in private life, and republicans
as well as democrats,called upon her and paid
her the respect due to her position as the
widow of the Vice-President of the country.
But during her entire stay, no call, or card,
or eveu a tlower, was received from either
the President or his wife, or from any Cabi?
net minister,or from any member of a Cabinet
minister's family. Of course such gross and
apparently intentional discourtesy was
felt, but Mrs. Hendricks had too much
seif-respect to allude to it. This fact recalls
the memory of the other one, that while
Mr. Hendricks was Vice President, when
he went to the White House, as business
sometimes forced him to do, he had to take
his turn with the other caller*. These two
fact-- are by no means agreeable to the many
people from Indiana here, but tho office?
holders among them continue to say the
President is the best since Jackson's time.
Am ?ng the recent arrivals here is that of
General Mansur, a new congressman Irora
Missouri. The General was opposed by un
independent democrat, who tried tu defeal
him by arousing northern feeling against
him, but failed signally. The General's
wife came from Culpeper eouuty, Virginia.
It is rumored that Sir Eiward Thornton
when here, while positively refusing to talk
upon the subject of bis mission to newspa
per people, told a persona! friend that he
would meet the Virginians more than half
way in any agreement for the settlement of
their State debt.
A gentieninn from Alexandria county, in
the city to day, being a^ked by the Ga
ZETTE's correspondent about affairs iu his
county, among other things, said the people
were very busy getting in their spriug crops
of vegetables and small fruit3 ; that most of
the tillers of tho soil had turned their atten?
tion to gardening and fruit raising, that be?
ing much more profitable than general
farming, because of the ready market to he
found in this city and Alexandria. He said
that other industries were iooming up iu
the county, such as extensive brick manu
fac'orie3 in the southern, and large stone
quarries in the northern section of the couu
ty, giving work to several hundred men.
Also, that the dairy busioess was receiving
considerable attention, the most extensive
dairies being carried on by Messrs. Torrey
son, Lacoy and DeLashtnutt. With refer?
ence to politics, he said it seemed the people
were inclined to ignore party lines and elect
the best men to fill the county offices at the
spring election. The financial affairs of the
county, he said, were in a batter condition
now than for many previous years, and that
the majority of the petfple desirei to keep
Representative Lee, of the Alexandria
district, had a much finaller reception ou
his arrival here to day than usual, only
twenty-live people from his district meetine
him at tho depot this morning. Among
them were several ladies. He told the men
the ladies must be attended to first, and
then taking his hat off he stoo l with note
book and pencil in hand and listened to
what each, in turn, had to say, and made a
memorandum of it. He only promised that
he would do what he could.
The Charleston party returned this morn?
ing, highly pleased with their treatment
and with everything they saw and heurd
while on their trip. Secretary Fairchild
and Postmaster General Vilas had never
before experienced Charleston hospitality,
and were delighted with it. A Virginian
who was one of the party, says they should
have been pleased, a3 everything that was
possible was done to make them so.
Public printer Benedict says if any new
people are put on the pay rolls of the gov?
ernment printing office, or any of the dis
charged ones reinstated, just so many of the
present employees will have to lose their
places, as the appropriation will only pay
for the number now employed. It was dis?
covered that a Virginian applying for a
place there the other day as a democrat,
had subscribed ten djllars to the last re?
publican campaign fund. Tho new order
subjecting every body who leaves the offic ?
to search is degrading, but was necessary,
as the place w as being plundered by thieves.
Messrs. >T. W. Bowe and S. A. Bllerson,
of Richmond, are here for the purpose, it is
said, uf making large investments in real
estate in this city.
A practical and experienced dredger, in
talking to tho GAZETTE'S correspondent
about the reclamation of the flats off this
city, said theweightcf the made ground was
so heavy that it was constantly forcing the
mud beneath it into both tho Washington
and the Georgetown channels and tilling up
those channels. He s:?id that whereas, after
the last dredging in the latter channel, tho
water is eighteeu feet deep ul the Wash?
ington wharves, it is now only twelve,
and was becoming loss every day. He said
that dredging would have to be kept up por
manently if the channels wore, to he navi?
gable, and that the expense^thereof would
be immense. He said that eventually Alex?
andria would be the shipping port of tho
District of Columbia.
An office seeker from Virginia was approached
by an oflico-boldor from his district in tl>.? Inter?
nal Revenue Bureau a -hort timeago,and told that
for a consideration ho would deliver his papers
to the cpngteismen from that district with whom
he was on familiar terms and nse his it tluence to
have him appointed. The papers were turned
over to him and the c moderation paid, but there
they stopped, as the congressman referred never
saw them. When the officeholder was asked
what had become of them, he s?id he had handed
them to the Congressman's wifo. That talo not
being true he was threatened with exposure if he
did not return tho papers and the money by this
morning, and as ho did so, his name is
suppressed at the request of the office ;oaker who
thinks its publication may injure his chance of
Mr. Henry Wickhaui. of Virginia, was iu the
city yesterday. His father is a member of the
joint legislative committeo appointed to treat
with Sir Edwaid Thornton for tho settlement of
the State debt. Mr. Wiekham says tho agricul?
tural portion r.f the people of bis State is iu
Anderson. Ind., April 20.?Six tramps
became engaged in a light at the natural
gas well near here yesterday. Two of them
were pushed into the flames of the burning
gas. One, whose name is said to be Dono
van, inhaled the flames and died almost in?
stantly. George Dwyer, of Erie. Penna., is
! burned almost beyond recognition and can?
not recover. Three of the tramps are in
Montreal, April 29.?Reports from Med?
icine Hat say that the Blood Indians are be?
coming hold and are firing upon scouting
parties of mounted police A strung detach -
ment has been sent in pursuit. The Indians
are killing cattle right and left.
LETTER FRO"?I RICHMOND.
ISpccinl Cor. of the Alexandria Gazette, i
Richmond, Va. Apiii 2Stb, ISST.-Sir
Edward Thornton has ma in a line impres?
sion upon the legislators who baves.een him
this afternoon. But few have as yet extend?
ed lo him a cordial hand shakes. The ouly
legislator who was at the Exchange when
Sir Edward arrived this afternoon was Sen?
ator Brown. The distinguished English?
man had a very fat pocket-book from which
he took a brand new one-dollar note and
handed to an aged hotel porter, who bowed
and scraped and thanked Sir Edward in
these words: "Very much 'bliged to you.
Mr. Thornton." The meeting between Sir
Edward ?ud Lieutenant Governor Maa
sey and Sir Edward and Senator
Stlibbs was especially interesting. The
work of the commissioners will formally be?
gin to-morrow. Tho General Assembly
having adopted a resolution authorizing the
commissioners to engage the services of a
stenographer, a verbatim report of tho pro?
ceedings will be made, and it will be sub?
mitted to the General Assembly along with
tho commissioners' report.
I was talking today with a friend of Judge
Blakey, of Essex, and he told me that lie
did not think that the legislature would
have time to investigate tho charges of
drunkenness ami embezzlement which have
been made against the Judge. 1'nder the
law a judge is entitled to twenty days no
lice in a case like this, and Judge Blakey's
friend seemed to think that the legislature
would adjourn eine die he/ore the report of
the special committee appointed to make
the investigation could bo linished, or that
it would adjourn beforo the expiration of
the twenty days allowed tbe accused. Sev?
eral members of the committee for courts of
justice said to-day that the investigation
would not fall through, but that tho evi?
dence would be taken during the recess, if
it could not he done before that time. If
Mich is done, the special committee will be
directed to report lo the uext legislature.
Rev. Dr. T. DdWitt Talmage and his
daughter wem among the visitors on the
floor of the House to day. The Doctor
looks at least fifteen years older than he did
live years ago when he came here to deliver
an address at Richmond College. Delegate
Patton, of Richmond, had him in charge to?
day, and the celebrated divine took consid
erable interest in what was going on in the
House?a debate on the subject of granting
There are several matters of importance
to the people of Alexandria still pending
before legislative committees. Thematter
in relation to the transfer of stock of the old
Alexandria Canal Co. to the city of Alex?
andria will come up in the Senate in a day
or two. Opposition from Senators Berry
and Heaton may defeat the measure.
The bill introduced in the House to day
by Mr. Webb, of Rockingham. to incorpor
ate the Potomac and Alleghany Railroad
and Improvement Company names as incor
porutors J. S. Harnshurger, W. B. Compton,
John Reid, B. G. Patterson, Nathan Ste?
phens, R. W. Bear, T. N. Haas, Joseph H.
Wolfe, W. H. Leybtirn acdC. W. S. Turner.
The object of the company is to construct,
operate and maintain a railroad of standard
or narrow guage as said company may
choose to adopt ; to commence at some
point on the Potomac liver between Lhe city
of Alexandria ai d the mouth of the Rappa
haunook river, thence l>v the most practica
b!e route, crossing the Valley Branch of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad between the
town of New Market and the city of Staun
ton to the State line of West Virginia. The
capital stock of the company shall not lie
less than f?O.OOO nor more than ^5,000,000,
divided into shares of $00 each. The princi?
pal oflice of the company shall he in Vir?
gil,in. The company shall within six years
expend the sum of not less than one hun?
dred thousand dollars within lhe State of
Virginia, in the erection of furnaces or the
construction of railways, aud said railways
shall be completed in twenty years from the
passage of the act. . B. P. 0.
At six o'clock yesterday evening, Sir Ed?
ward Thornt.m and Mr. Braithwaite, and
their secretary, Mr. Bouverie, left the Ex?
change and Ballnrd House and walked up
to the Governor's Mansion. Upon arriving
there they were ushered into the Gov?
ernor's study, aud presented their creden?
tials to Governor Lee, who introduced each
of the Englishmen to each committeeman,
and this done he said:
And now, after these introductions, I am sure I
represent Virninis when in her Dame I welcome
within her borders the representatives of the
Council of foreign Bondholders and say that she
rejoices that a subject of such vital i.itercst to her
growth, glory aud greatness has been committed
on the one side to a committee, the name and fame
of whose chairman, whether as tho honored rcp
rcseutative lo this American republic from his
own groat kingdom or the successful solution of
intricate problem:- elsewhere has ever commanded
our respect and confidence, and on the other to
you representative Virginians whose hearts heat
so strong for tho peace and prosperity of t lie Com?
Speaker Stuart [chairman of the commit?
tee) theu said:
Gentlemen,? As the joiut committee of the
General Assembly appointed in pursuance of tho
following resolution ?
Kesolvcd by the Senate the House of Delegates
concurring , That a joint committee consisting of
three members of tho Senate and five of the House
bo appointed by lhe presiding oilicors of the res?
pective houses, who shall be< charged with the
I duty?first, of meeting with a commisjion from
I the- Council of Foreign Bondholders and ascertain
i ing what amount of the bonds of Virginia is own?
ed or controlled by said Council of Foreign Bond?
holders; second, to demonstrate to said oruruls
I sion the inability of the people of t be State to
J bear a greater burden of taxation,and also to show
I what are the revenues and the necessary expend!*
j tures of tho government and the available rcve
i nues for the payment of interest, and to point out
to them that which addresses itself to their inter
| est as well ss to tho interest of the State?and we
bid yon wclcomo to the Commonwealth of Vir
For the first time in the many years of agita
I tion touching the public debt the holders of Vir
eiuia securities have loaght a conference with tbe '
I representatives of tho people of the Common
Our actions, we trust, will all tend towards se
: curing a settlement of this distressing and harass
! rug question without increasing the pressing bur?
den of taxation and within the boundarit-s laid
d iwu by the resolutions which are the chart for
; onr guidance.
; In the discharge of your duties we big to as
| sure you that every facility for inquiry into tho
exact condition of the financial aifairs of the
! State, past and present, will he afiorded you and
I nothing left undone by this committee to secure
[ a settlement just to the State, just to the creditor,
and that will meet the cordial approval and snp
' port of all our people.
j The committee are ready to receivo any com
j munication from you or to meet you ac any time
j for .conference.
Sir Ed ward Thornton gracefully expressed i
his thanks for the kind words of welcome j
that he had heard, and said that it gave ,
him pleasure to meet the Executive of the
State and the gentle-men composing the ?
committee on the part of the Legislature, j
and that he hoped a satisfactory result
would be the outcome of the conference; !
lhat so far as be and his associates were
concerned everything wou'd he done to ;
bring about a result so desirable to tbe State
and to all others concerned.
After this a pleasfmt conversation took
place, and the party was entertained by the .
In the State Senate yesterday a itsoiution
authorizing the debt commission to employ
a stenographer, and to allow them to sit
dtiiinu the se?s ibns el'the General Assembly
was adopted and was subsequently commu?
nicated to the House and passed by that
The bill to appropriate money to build a
laundry, &c, at the Southwestern Lunatic
Asylum, was reported.
A resolution was introduced inquiring in
the expediency of passing a general law
authorizing the trustees ol school districts,
under the order of the county or city court
of the count) or city in w hich the property
is situated, to sell and convey unused school
houses and property, and reinvest the same
in school property, or cover the same into
the treasury of the county to the credit of
the district to which it belongs.
Mr. Meredith introduced a bill to relieve
the treasurer uf Prince William county.
The bill to establish and concerning pub?
lic burying grounds in the magisterial dis?
tricts of the State, which provides that tho
boards of supervisors of the various counties
may construct public cemeteries-two in
each district, one white and oue colored
private lots to be sold by and cemeteries to
bo kept in order by the boards, was passed.
Tho bill to authorize the Auditor of Pub?
lic Accounts, by and with the consent of the
Attorney General, to settle claims held by
the Commonwealth against tho sureties of
defaulting officers, was also passed.
In the lfou?o of Delegates among tho bills
introduced was one by Mr. Downing, of
Warren, to amend section S of chapter 24S,
Acts of 1885 'G, in relation to submitting the
question of liquor license to the qualified
voters of the several counties, corporations
and magisterial districts. (This is to he
construed to prohibit distillers of alcoholic
liquois or manufacturers of wine or malt
liquors from selling and delivering any such
liquors or wines in any county, magisterial
district or corporation voting against the
sale of iutoxicating liquors therein. |
Bills were also introduced to appropriate
money to build a laundry, &c, at the South?
western Lunatic Asylum ; and to regulate
the appointment of the Board of Visitors of
the Virginia Military Institute, and to
amend certain sections of the act respecting
tho appointment of a new boaid.
Mr. Ryan introduced a bill to authorize
the Board of Commissioners of Roads of
Lovettsville district, in Loudouu county, to
make an additional levy for road expendi
The Governor sent a message to the Gen?
eral Assembly, in which he staled that the
object, of the message was?first, to call at
leolion to the resignation of Juduo John H.
Fulton, of the Fifteenth judicial circuit, in
order that his successor may he elected be?
fore the final adjournment.
Ile.also recommended that the Executive
lie clothed with power to remove or sus?
pend, subject to the action of tho Senate,
any member or members of the Boards of
Visitors of the institutions of the State.
The Governor called intention to (he
great importance of enacting a statute upon
the subject of the depositories of public
money. He says it. would be wise if the
Legislature would take this matter under
consideration aud designate, with the ne?
cessary safeguards, the depositories of pub
lie funds and the rate of interest to be
In concluding the Governor says : "The
highest court in this State having declared
that a contract entered into by a former
Board cf Sinking Fund Commissioners on
behalf of the State, and what is known as
the Kendall Bnnk-Xote Company was
binding upon the State,and having affirmed
judgment against the said Bcaid for
$30,000 with interest, and a joint committee
of investigation appointed by the Legisla?
ture of 1883 84 having reported that there
was no reason or justification for a rescis?
sion of this contract with the said company,
and as the debt pronounced valid by the
Court of Appeals is accumulating at the
rate of $1.800 per annum, I express the
opinion that the subject should bo dispos ed
of as soon as possible."
V Kohl Robbery.
A most audacious, desperate and success?
ful (rain robbery occurred Monday on the
west bound overland train on the Southern
Pacific Railroad, near Tucson, Arizona. A
special from Tucson says: "The western
bound express, due here at 10:30 hist even?
ing, was stopped ami robbed at Papngo
station, eighteen miles tast of hero, about
1>::>0 o'clock last evening. Tho number of
men engaged in the robbery is variously es
tiniated from live lo eight. Col. Harper,
the engineer, who i approaching Papsgo.
wns signaled by a red lantern to stop. He
glowed down, and as ho approached t In
light he noticed obstructions on the track so
placed that in case he failed to stop the en- j
gine would spread the track and derail it- j
self. ?Immediately on stopping, a dczen or i
more shots were fired into the express car.
and a man with a pistol in each hand |
boarded the locomotive and commanded I
Harper uot to get down. The other rob
bers had in the meantime been prying
open the express car, and failing to get
it open, they placed a slick of giant pow?
der under it, and compelled Harper to
light the fu-e attached. This he was obliged
to do, but to avoid being blown up, the uhb
sengers opened the car and tho robbers look
possession. They then took charge of the
car, uncoupled the engine, baggage ami ex
press car from the remainder of tho train
and made Harper get on the engine ami
pull ahead two lengths. 'Ibis being
done, Harper was again put off, and
the robbers took charge of I he engine
and pulled six miles toward Tucson. Here,
they killed the engine and left it. During
the run the robbers went through the mail
and express cars, but did not get more than
live thousand dollars. It is reported that
the ezpres* messenger threw thirty-five
hundred dollars in gold into a stove and so
saved it from the robbers. Ten trailers
under Deputy Sheriff M. F. Shaw have left
for the scene of the trouble. The robbers
are believed to be discharged railroad em- ;
ployes, although they compelled Engineer
Harper to show them how to handle tho
locomotive/' The mail was robbed as well
as tha express, from which $5,000 was taken
Ho one was injured by the shooting.
When news of the robbery was carried |
back lo Panlano, United States Marshal
Meade and a deputy, two deputy sheriffs
and two others started after tbe train.
Marshal Meade sent for troops to Fort ,
Lowell, and thirty five soldiers lefc there at
five o'clock that morning to scour the |
The mail and express agents were given
just cse and a half minutes to get out, un?
der threats of being blown up with five
hundred ponnds of dynamite, and thev at'
once got out. With rewards offered by' tbe
railroad company, Wells, Fargo & Co., and
the Postoffice Department, it will profit i
whoever may be the capturer of the robbers ]
? $2 200 for each capture. ]
The sixty eighth anniversary of the Inde- '
pendent Order of Odd Fellows was cele- .
nrated in New York yesterday by a grand j
performance at the Metropolitan Opera 1
Mrs. Eimira D. Slenker.cf Snow Hill. Pu
; laski county, who has been arrested byPost
i office inspectors and brought to Lynchburg
forexaminalion beforethe United States com
1 missioner charged with using the United
- States mails for distributing olx-ence litera?
ture, is widely known throughout the whole
The family of John Bragg, a farmer, Hv
ing on Hatcher's Run. Dinwiddie county,
' were all poisoned Saturday by a colored
servant girl, who put arsenic in the bread
? he, baked that day. She had been detected
i stealing and threatened with punishment.
j She confessed, and said she wanted to kill
the whole family. Tho family hud a nar
! row escape from death.
Rev. T. DeWitt Tal mage delivered the
! address before tbe annual meeting of the
i Bible Society of Virginia in Richmond last
j night. Ttre meeting was held in the First
Presbyterian Church, of which Rev. Dr.
Moses D. H?ge is pastor. The church Beats
1,500, and was not half large enough to hold
the immense crowd that attempted to get
G-n. Phil. Sheridan is making up a party
of friends to take a long horseback ride
down through the Valley of Virginia, the
scene of his old cavalry exploits. The party
'.vili start some time next mouth. Senator
Don Cameron will be one of the number.
General Sheridan and Senator Cameron vis?
ited tbe same section last summer, and were
cordially received and hospitably entertain?
ed at several points.
Lowmoor furnace, on the line of the old
Chesapeake and Uhio Raiiroad, makes pig.
it is stated on the authority of the cashier ol
the Lowmoor Company, at a cost of $13 per
ton, and sells it at a price that gives a profit
of $1 per ton. On Anthony creek, W. Va.,
twelve miles from the White Sulphur, ac?
cording to the Industrial South fine deposts
of Bessemer ores have recently been found
in easy reach of coal and limestone.
The Corporation Court of Petersburg was
engaged, yesterday in the trial of the cases
of forty or more merchants who have tend?
ered coupons in payment of licenses to car?
ry on business. The verdict of the jury in
ep.cb case was that tbe coupons were gen?
uine, and legally receivable or all taxes,
debts aud demands due the Commonwealth.
Licenses to carry on business are required
to he taken out by the 1st of May, and iu al?
most every instance, coupons are being
tendered in payment for these licenses.
Sir Edward Thornton and party arrived
in Richmond yesterday evening and pro?
ceeded to the Exchange Hotel, where spe?
cial accommodations had been prepared for
them. Soon after their arrival Sir Edward
wu3 put in communication with the Govern?
or, aud arrangements were made for a meet?
ing at the Governor's mansion at 6:30 p. m.
between Sir Edward Thornton and Mr.
Braithwaite and the commission appointed
by the Legislature. At tbe hour named the
parties met, were severally introduced, and
courtesies were interchanged. Nothing was
done except to fix ton o'clock this morning
for tbe first meeting. Governor Lee is to
submit a communication to tbe joint com?
mission to day. The nature of this is tin
Letter from W arren ton.
fCorrespondence of the Alexandria Gazette. |
WarRENTOX, Va., April 2'.i ?Tbe ap?
proaching mouth will he one of more than
usual interest to the citizens of this town?
ship, for the coming elections, which take
place on the fourth Monday in May, are ex?
citing a great deal of enthusiasm on all sides.
The battalion of cadets from Bethel Acad
emy, which expects to compete for tbe
medal and prize at the National Drill, has
been recently presented with new guns by
A club,'composed of most of the young
men in town, has been organized under the
mo?t favorable auspices, and bids fair to be?
come a popular resort. Chess forms the
principal amusement, and gambling is
The White Sulphur Springs Hotel, uuiler
tho management of Mr. Cabell .Maddux, is
being completely renovated, newly painted,
and numberless improvements added for
the comfort and enjoyment of its many
Gov. Smith is often socu on the streots on fine
days aid. from the hale appearance of the old gen
Hornau, ho bids fair to welcome the twentieth
Henry Lee, a colored hoy at present rosrdiiir in
town is possessed of remarkable powers of contor?
tion, of which he expects to make some pecuniary
use by appearing upon tho stave. With no ap?
parent discomfort: ho can bend backwards until
his forehead touches the ground, be can bring his
feet hack and upon I is shoulders, meeting them
under his chin. A board of physicians in Balti
more has offered ?10.000 for his body, when
dead, as his construction seems to violate all
known rules of anatomy.
The continual cold weather has greatly ret rded
tin- progress of our gardens, but we hope that du?
ring tho ensuing month they will be able to ro
gain their lost time. A few cherry trees are in
bloseom, but the woods aro bare and as yet we
have seen nothing of "the flowers that (are sup
posed to bloom in tho spring. ' V. S. M.
Ml ?SETAKY AND COMMERCIAL
During the week there has been a slight im?
provement noticeable in business circles, espe?
cially in tho retail trado, and with settled weath?
er it is probable there would be much more activ?
ity. Money matters are very quiet. Government
bonds are iteady but quiet. Virginia bonds arc
firm but quiet, with a very light offering. The
past doe coupons are iu less active demand and
prices are easy, closing more or less nominal.
Railroad securities are quiet hut generally rirni.
We quote: Va. Mid. 1st 120al21; 2d 117; 3d
110all0>3; 4th 68;5th 101.
Balti mob re, April 29-Va. 63 consolidated
?; psst-duo coupons, 56*; 10-tOs 43%; new 3 s
- - bid to-day.
New York, April 29.?11 a. m.-Tho stock
market was iteady to firm at the opening this
morning, lirst prices generally showing gams of
from '., to '4 per cent. 07er last evening's final
figures. Tho market becamo weak Immediately,
however, and the general list declined small frac?
tions, Richmond and West Point losing %. Later
a partial recovery wa3 made. The market was
dull, especially toward 11 o'clock, with a quiet
busiucrM in Eichmond and West Point. At 11
o'clock the market was dull but steady to firm
g uerallyat a shade under the opening figures.
Money easy at 3a4.
WHOLESALE PRICES OF PRODUCE A PRIL 29
?"lour, fine. $3 00 CiQ 3 25
Suporfiuo. 3 25 ? 3 50
Extra. 3 75 @ 4 OO
Family. 4 25 @ 475
Fancy brands. 5 00 (ft 5 50
Wheat, Longborry. 0 85 @ 0 93
Fultz. 0 63 fto 0!?0 !
Mixed. 0 83 090 I
Fair Wheat. 0 80 0 83 I
Damp and tough. 0 70 @ 0 75 ''
i.'orn, white. 0 52 Cm 0 53 '
Yellow. 0 49 @ 0 52 ' 6
>jrn Meal. 0 50 (m 0 54 I *
Sominy, per barrel. 2 90 Co. 3 00 i r
l?yo. 0 55 <g o 60 s
)at3. 0 35 @ 0 39 : "
lintter, Virginia prime. 0 22 (31 0 27
Common to middling... 015 Q 016 F
iSgga. OlOtfe? 011
Live Chickens. 0 9 (?j 010
k'eal Calves. 0 4Vj Cm 0 5
rish Potatoes per bushel... 0 75 @ 0 65
i Sweet Potatoes per bar ? I - 25 i
I Apples pert arrel 2 50 ,
I Onions ner bushel. 1 0 I @ :
'? PefccheF, peeled. 0 7 @ o ..
" " anpooled. ... 0- -i ru, o *,
" Cherries. 0 * (*,()<,
j DriedApples. 0 '.i fa) ,
I Bacon?H&ms, ountr 013 (% ;/1 -
Best sugar cured Hams. 033 (8 Ql?&
Butehcrs' Haws 0 33 t , ,
Breakfast Bacon. 0 :"v ,.t .,;
Sugar-curedShoulders. 0 -'.^m ?> ,r
' Balk shoulders. .. ;> U fti 74
" lg. cl. sides . 0 Mv ,,c 0
?' fat backs. 0 8V, ((* 0 -.'
" hollies. >' 8?h u 11 $*?
Bhc-uu Shoulder*- 0 7'ji? ftf 0 -'
?? sid.-., . 0 OVft i. ?',-.'
Lard. " 7'?<tf it ?;*
Smoked Beef... ': : ? 1? iu
Sugars -Brown 11 4^ 'a ;i -
Off A. 0 r,, j 'i H :,i?
Conf. SUudard A . 0 &% @ .1 53*
Granulated. 0 <j @ 11 ,,,4
Coffees?Bio. 0 35 13 17
LsQauyra. 0 1". (i, (, r
Java. 020 @ 0,2:5
Molasses B.S. 0 35 (4, 0 j(;
C. B. 017 (* 0 is
Sugar Syrups. 0 l-> @ Q30
Herring; Eastern, per bid.. 3 50 450
Potomac No. J. ?! 50 (a\ 0 no
Pot. Family Roc ,' bbl. 1?><>ii
Do. r1 l'a'i" barrel. 5 00 -, -?,
Mackerel, small.per bbl. 0 00 (u| 000
" No. 3, medium.. 10 00 (a) L050
" No. 3, largo fat... 12 00 (? 11
" No. 2. J5 00 u isU()
Clover Seed. 4 25 c* 5 <ni
Timothy . 2 35 (j. 225
Piaster,grouud,per toi 4 75 @ 500
Ground in bags. 5 75 fjf COfl
Lump. 3 50 Q 375
Salt?G.A. (Liverpool). 0 75 @ O?O
Fine. 120 @ l :;,,
Turk's Island. 1 l~> ? I 2
Wool-Long unwashed . 0 22 & 0 24
Washed. 0 30 y 032
Horino, unwashed.. 0 20 021
Do. Washed. 0 30 032
Sumac. 0 TO fi,. 075
Hay. . 11 <>:> M 13 CO
Cut do. IS 00 1!) OU
Wheat Bran $ ton r' r"-r ? ls 50 ? I> 75
Brown Middlings " 18 50 (? 19 00
White Middlings " 18 75 1 ? 00
Hominy Chop " 19 00 i.
Cotton Seed Meal " 24 CO 1 20 00
The Flour markets, though stronger, -Low I it
little ( lunge, and there is no marked incrc&si
sales. Wheat i-: more active, and future- ! lots
for immediate or near delivery may be quoted a
shade higher, a revival of "war new? and
vocable crop reports being used for specula! ?_?
purposes ; prices, however, are only a shade'd .1
vance, with no material increase in the voln ?
business. Corn, Rye and Oats are steady. Pro?
duce is easy, with increasing rcceij r
Baltimore. April 20.--Cotton linn : 1. '.
d?ng in5,. Flour steady; Howard street
Western super 82 50a3 10 ; do extra >
3 75; do family ?3 85a I 50: City Mill
$2 50a3 <>0; do extra S3 25a3 . 5 ; do Hi 1
$4 50a4 62; Patapsco superlative patent $5 30
family 85 00. Wheat Southern tirmor red .'Ms
07; amber 96a! ? ; Western lower and ?!
wiutor red spot 91vg*92; May 91^*92 Jui
92'ii; July 93 "jbaOl^ : August 90a93 1
Southern tiruier: white 49a50; yellow 1-, ;?'
Western easier and active; mixed spot Ii ?s-Sii
May 46^*46% ; June 47*j4,a47%: July -I >.
Oats steady ; Southern and Penna .'! la3S . VVi
white 36a38; do mixed 34a35^>. J,;
5Sat!0. Hay steady and quiet; priiui
Western $13al5. Provisions nominally steady
and quiet. Moss Pork 815 50*1**. Bulk meat*
shoulders and clear rib sides pa< ked 7." B . 1
?shoulders SaS^j; clear rib sides O1^ 1 I
all. Lard -refined S'.ja^s.. Butter -??
Western packed L6a20; creamery 2La25. I'. ,
easy and quiet at 1 lallCoffei ?rm Bio
goes ordinary to lair 1' 1' ta 17. Sugai - ? <
soft $5 75. 'Whiskey :irm at $1 23.il 24,
Chicago, April 20?11:00 a. m. .' rt w
renewed pressure to sell Wheat thi moi
largo quantities of "long" property n re
thrown on the market. May delivery opem>.I'.,
lower at 80*4? declined to 80% sevei
is steadier now at 81, with June at w-- May
Corn 37%. May Oats 26"/6. May Lard $tj ' .
Mav Pork S21 "?0.
New Tobe,April 29.?Cotton firm; uplands
10 13-10; Orleans 1< : futures steady. Ploui
quiet and unchanged. Wheatbetter. Corns
aud linn. 1'ork steady at $10 50a$l7. I
steadier at j>7 35.
Richmond Market, April 28.?The run -
continues quiet, with light receipts of pi
and no change to note in quotations. The 10?
sales noted ou 'Change to day wore on pi
Baltimore Sogar and Coffee Market, \
28.?Sugars?The market for raw Sugais :;i I
Northern ports is quiet and steady. There i
late business, owing to heavy importations by ?
liners. The quotations are 1 17-32c for 89 ti
Muscovado and 51 .,?<"? 3-l<I for'."i testcentiil .
For refined Sugars the market is Bomewl il
moralized by the war among retailers. 'J 11
wholesale ligares are nominally uncbaugi I
business Is uncertain. We iiuote hards at -'?
for cut loaf, ^i> 25 for cubes. $6 :I7 for powdi
and 12 for grauul.ited. ."-'o!: ?_'?"> n..
A, $6 00 lor confectioners' A and $5 7"> foi
Coflco?The market for invoices is quiel
ijiiito an exciting tinic during (he week. Pi n
are about at the hii/lost. though the feoling 1 ?
buoyant, owing to a slight decline in ? ,
Thesales we re some 8,000 to 10,000 bags
arrive. Tho jobbing trade is more or less unset
tied by the irregular fluctuations: We quote li
invoices as follow): Ordinary :d lii'^alC'^
fair at 3G:5lal7c, good at I7a371/je, and pi
I7.^fcc per lb, 90 days.
t ntlU' Tlarkt'is.
Baltimore Cattle Market. April 2^ I
Cattle.?Prices of Beef Cattle ranged as follow
Best..f.". 12'., a 5 37Hi
Qenerally rated hrst quality. I v7'j a ?"?
.Medium or good fair quality. 3 7 ? :< 1 S71
Ordinary thin Steers. Oxen and
Cows. 2 00 a '. 50
Rxtreine range ol prices . 2 ??< >
Most of the Bales were from. I <ai i "> 25
Total receipts this week 10II. Total sad '
The market is eenerally reported is a
stronger than last week, aud prices com
the improved quality of tho offerings, an ? '
appreciable change. <?n common Cattle)
n res were reported a sn.ail fraction lower i; iu
last Thursday. There were some verysnpei
tops on the nmrkct. sn improvement ou the
good > Oerings of last week.
Sheep and Lamb-: With much lightor rcci
there was a fairly good demand generally I
tho yards for Sheep, but for Lambs all dealers rt
port trade as being slow. The quality ayi i ?
fully as good throughout as that of last weel
offerings. We qnote butchers'Sheep al 21
per lb gross, with a few extra a shade higher.
Lambs 7a3Ac per lb gross,, with most Hales ^ '
O'y- Arrivals this week 3400 head.
New York Cattle Market, April 28. B< ?
? no market for Beeves. Dressed Beet fairly I rn
it 7'yy5V jicr lb for sides. She< p and Lim
market easier ami salts slow ; clippi ?! Sheep
it$4&470, unshorn do. at i I 7"?i-r> "-?"? pei 1"'
lbs : clipped yearlings at $5 COaC, unshorn do al
(6 60*710per 100 lbs. Spring Lain!
per head. Hogs?market nominally
lower for live Hogs at $5 OOa/i 00 per 1<?0 lbs.
Chicago Cattle Market, April 28 Catth
parket strong and active; shippin] iteei '
& 15; Steckers and feeders 63*4 i>? ru
I; Texas Cattle $3 50*412^ Hi
iteady and strong: rough and mixed $5a5 >
lacking and shipping $5 40a5 05 ; light-wi
(465a5 35. Sheep market strongei wo
latives $3i415; shorn Western hOa-l I
Lambs $4 50a6.
QOEENSTOWN CATTLE.MARKET. April 2?
lueenstown this week tiu-rf. iven
>f Cattle offered, with sales, at prices rangini ?
lv4 to 5Hjc per lb. 837 Sheep ?ud Laml ? v - -
iffercd ; wooled Sheep b.rougl5t 1'^' '.
lo. 3^a4%c, and spring Lambs 7al0c per p
!omo 30 Cows and Calves were sold at $18a40
icr head. Marktt brisk for Cattle and dn I foi
beep and Lambs.
?OBT OF ALEXANDRIA, aPKIL" 29, 18b7.
un rises.5 7 ( Sun sets.>'? }^
Sehr Agne3. Oiltimore. s>lt to .1 E Zimmern.in.