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TUESDAY evening. SEPTEM BEE 'Jo.
At a recta t meeting of tho labor party in
New York one of the speakers said: "Whon
1 he federal administration changed hands
we expected to see the corrupt men turned
out of office, tho Government purified and
industry receive an impetus. But there hps
been virtually no change in tho administra?
tion." The fact that this remark was te
cei^od with vociferous applause?louder
than that given to any other made during
tho meeting?shows what many men who
have heretofore voted the democratic ticket
now think of the administration they elected
Ao l yot there are domocrals some of whom
have received favors, or hope for some, or
more.whosay the men who applauded the re?
mark referred to, and the hundreds of thou?
sands of other man who endorse that ap?
plause, shall be required to vote in 1SSS for
the same man they elected in 1884, or else
cast their ballots for Mr. Blaine. Where's
the common sense of such a determination ?
Why the number of votes in the single
meeting referred to would bavochanged the
r<suit of tho last Presidential election, as
New York was then tho pivotal Slate.
The Nkw York association of Methodist
preachers, at their yesterday's meeting,
adopted a resolution thanking Dr. McGIynn,
who bad addressed them in favor of the
George iloctriuo of tho confiscation of pri
vato laud without compensation to the
owners, for his ''able, eloquent and instruct?
ive address, end wishing him Godspeed in
his efforts to diffuse the docttiue of Ik*
fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of
mau," amended by the addition of a clause
that allowed the members to reserve the
right, cf individual opinion concerning the
land theories. And yet there would bo no
risk in lbe assertion tbat not a single one
of the preachers who voted for this resolu?
tion, if he ever shall become poeeessed of
any land, would relinquish it,except for full
worldly value received
The pact that som? of the hoys Irom (he
Indian sob col at Carlisle, with their books,
appeare 1 in the centennial parade at Phila?
delphia lest week, has hwn alluded to as
an e vidence of the urea' intellect n il ad?
vance made by the Indians during the cen
tury j isf t 'rs-d. Bur i: is not. The Ca
yugashnd no government schools; yet where
is the modern Ind an who compares in in?
tellect with Logan, whose speech, made
more than a hundred yeai s ago, is still a model
of rhotorie? No, the Englishman has made
no intellectual progress since tho time of
Pitt, the American since that of Jefferson
and Ha nlltoe, nor the Indians since I be ex
istenc - of the powerful confederacy of the
Upon onk tension, during the late cen?
tennial in Philadelphia, a crowd surrounded
tho President aud insulted him by cheer?
ing for "Blaine our next President." If a
republican Presi lent had received stich
treatment in theSou'.h, that fuel would have
been heralded from one end of the North to
the other as proof as strong-an holy writ,
not only of tho existence of a' rebellious"
spirit in tho South, but of t he coarseness and
grosso ess of Southern manners. Such rude
discourtesy and disrespect hurt Philadelphia
more than the President.
It is Understood that tho State demo?
cratic committee n receiving few or no con?
tributions to tho campaign fund. No
wonder. Such contributions, under I bo new
dispensation, are evidences of pernicious
partisan activity, which, instead of meriting
the thanks of the powers that be, are de
serving of the mist emphatic censure, and
are sufficient to exclude the dooors from any
sort of recognition by the administration.
TflK COOKs among the knights of labor of
Chicago, to the number of fivo thousand,
have formed a union of their own. No
wonder the people of Chicago have been
complaining of unbasted roasted and baked
meats at their late dinners aud of heavy
bread at the early breakfasts, when so many
of their cooks had to attend the uight meet?
ings of the order from which tbev have just
ISpoeial Oorro-mondenco of the Aloxa. Gazkttk]
Washington, D. C. Sept. 20,18S7. i
. The fact discovered by the Massachusetts
democratic committee, and published, that J
of the fivo hundred and sixty-five Maesa
chusetts people holding federal offices at
Washington five hundred and thirty-nine are
republicans, though not new to those who
have kept their eyes open, seems to have
f-tartled the majority of the democrats in
this city, audio have revived much of the
tutcry against mugwumpery, that had be
i. uo to dwindle into a pawsive acceptance of
i ho existing conditiou. Whenever and wher '
ever democrats meet here to day there are !
beard complaints, growls or even more em- j
pbatic condemnation of the policy by which 1
tuch a condition is possible ; all of which, of!
course, is highly gratifying to the repuhli- j
While no definite determination has vet
been reached with regard to the release of j
the English vessels captured in Canadian ;
and Alaskan waters, there is little doubt I
that all of them will be released as soon as ;
the consideration of the matter shall have
been concluded, as it i* well known that
Secretary Bayard holdathattheirseiznrecan
not be sustained by any principle of inter
A conference of colored Virginians at
which Henry Cox was chairman and John
B. Syphax secretary, held here yesterday,
issued a call for a convention of the colored
voters of Virginia, to assemble at Charlotte
Villoon the 12ih of October and determine
?prtri what course they shall pur ue at the
coating o!ce i< n n their State.
Among the strangers in tho city tc-day
are du Payn?, the demo rat c: cumber of
tbeViigioiu legislature from Fauquier coun?
ty, an : Mr. Campbell, a repub'iean from
the name oouuty and a son in law of Col.
by. The f-nmer says there is some little
dissatisfaction :<mong the democrats in his
c< unty, ? rising cu of the recent nomination
of Iben < andidate for the Hotter d eiechtd to
the legislature from that ounty and Lou
doun, bu! that if the party can be united
there will be no doubt of tho election of tho
democratic ticket next November. The
Captain, when asked who would 1)3 the
next U.S. Senator from bis State, replied
ti.a! ?dr. Harbour would be. if the democrats
should carry the legislature. Ho added
that be did not tbink any democrat in tho
State would oppose 31 r. Barbour. lie faid
he understood "that Messrs. Strothor and
Middleton would be tho republican candi
dates for the legislature in bis county, and
thai they would receive their party voto.
Mr. Campbell says th? democrats in the
Batne county are so undisciplined, disorgan?
ized and disaffected that though Fauquier
has i. rctofore been one of the banner dem
ccraticcounties in the State, tho result of
tl o nosl election there is in dcubt, and the
republicans have strong hopes cf carrying
Senator i>;!.i:-l and ex Representative
Batbour, of Virginia, called at tho White
House to-day on business relating lo mat
teis i:i their State, but they were not granted
an audience, as tho President was engaged.
Mr. Barbour says there mu;t bo some
mistake in the statement, credited to the
Washington correspondent of the Louisville
Courier-Journal, end alluded to in the Ga?
zette yesterday, that er congre.-smau J.
R. Tucker is disgusted with the
democratic platform in Virginia, and will
take no part io the fall campaign. He has
a !< tter from Mr.Tucker, in which that gen?
tleman says he will take port in the labors
of t he campaign "if he c;u do so consistently
with imperative previous ongagrmcnts."
It iss3id at the Department of Justice bore
that until further information of iho anarch?
ists' case shall have been received it will be
impossible to tell whether or not tho U. S.
Supremo Court can consider an appeal in
that case, but as at present advised there
seems to bo no good ground fur appeal, and
of course nosuflicient reason why one should
Thomas E. Powell, the democratic candi?
date for Governor of Ohio, left here this
morning for his State. While hero he had
an interview with tho Praeident respecling
the aid he might expect from the adminis?
tration during bis campaign, the result of
which he would not divulge.
At the Shepherd meeting here last night
a resolution wasadopud tendering ex Gov.
Shepherd the fretdom of the city, and a
committee was appointed to nrrange for a
grand military and civic parade on the day
of his arrival, and to urge tho Commission?
ers to make that day a legal holiday. And
Mr. Shepherd the besd of tho old Shepherd
rin^ .' Oh. yes ! Such things can be io mod?
ern Washington without special wonder.
Stranger things have recently happened
White ii-.a "Foa" Ending in 15 low?.
By an unwritten law, as immutable ns
any ever promulgated by Mode or Persian,
it is forbidden to wear white or straw ha!?
at any of the Exchanges after September
15. Nowhere was this law m ?re rigidly en
forced yesterday than at the Produoo Ex?
change. On Wednesday a uotio? was post?
ed up in the Exchange signed by the Lord
High executioner, and calling attention to
the law and the penalties to bo incurred by
all who violated it.
Evidently the law bad no tenors fur the
younger members of the Exchange, for
many ol them wore white hats upon the
floor and one member possessed sufficient
temerity to appear under a straw bat. The
"boys" had lots of fun smashing the white
hats on one another's beads and kicking
them about the floor like so many footballs.
Franklin Woodruff, oneof the older mem*
bers of the Exchange, appeared upon l be flocr
in the afternoon wearing a somewhat dila?
pidated white straw bat. Immediately he
svns surrounded by the young men who
bailed tho appears tic > of a fresh victim with
howls of glee.
"There's a day's storage duo on that lint,"
shouted ono of them, while another re?
marked that "ii was warm and musty.*'
Then n brighl young man in a faultless black
Derby declared that "it was out of condi
lion" and should bo "posted." Tho posting
process was about to proceed then and
there, when Col. Edward Hincken,ex presi?
dent of the Exchange, and cue of tho older
members of the Exc >angc, advised the boys
not to carry the mailer too far. All the at?
tention paid to Col. Hincken's remark was
to push one or another against him and Mr.
Wocdrufl". At this point James E. Hamel,
a young grain broker, appeared upon the
scene, and saying that it was a shame for
the young fallows to treat the old men so,
dropped tho remark that if any oue ran into
him some one would get hurt. Somebody
did tun into him aud somebody did get
hurt, but "Mr. Hamel was the victim. Charles
Power, ton of W. H. Power, the grain
broker, was pushed violently against Mr.
Hamel. Hamel seized Power by the throat,
when Power struck l;im several blows on
tho body. Boforo Kamel could return the
blows the two were separated and tho fun
was over for tho day.
Elaborate preparations for a conscientious en?
forcement of the law were mndcat Castle Garden.
Scully, the mono? changer, rigged up a lino wi;h
a lis'i hook attached over one of tho rafters of tho
doiua and ijuietly awaited developments. In a
short time Clerk .N'iglut.-eh walked unsuspecting?
ly under tho hook, wearing a last year's wbito
tile at a pronounced angle. Scnliy lowered his
hook, give his Hue a gontlc tug. and Mr. Nig- !
lutsch's ancient tile soared skyward, whilo the
look of astonishment which spread ovcrit3own-l
er's face made even tho Italian immigrants grin. I
Five wearers of white hats were thus reminded of j
the law. When Commissioner Stephenson strolled j
into tho rotunda wearing a high and conspicuous |
white tile, tho hook snd tho lino trembled with j
exultation at the prospect of encountering such
noble game, but tho weighty position occupied by
tho Commissioner exempted him from tho provis?
ions of the law. and the coiitrivar.co liad to bo
content with tho white hal of Detective Peter
Gordon, who sauntered in behind the Commis?
sion-.-.?A*. F. Tribune.
Wgtjldk't Ron a Mason.?Ma j. Guillott,
Twenty Grst battalion of Voluntoord?a
prominent Mason?lives on Ovlotte avenue
in Chicago. Saturday night hurclars forced
an oDlranca i<> Msj. Guillott's house and
collected all the silver plate ready for re?
moval. There was between $1500 and
$2,000 worth where they could easily get it.
After collecting tho plunder the burglars
began I he search of the bureau drawers and
while thus, engaged cams across some Ma
souie regalia, papers and jewels that h:\d
been given lbo msj >v. Ttieso insignia of
the oid-r tbi y arranged very can folly ou :i
long table, an ! t'!> n lefi the house without
taking away any of the valuables. They
even left lb?i m'ajoi'd well filled purse, but
he misses his revolver. Not tu mako the
night a compb te loss, however, they called
at 'Robert Grab mi's bouse, next door, and
stole ail the money th>y could lind, nooie.
$1") or $"i). '1 be plate was locked up where i
the coold not get il Maj Guillott says Li^ j
Masonic emblems never stood him in so
well before, and wonders if the robbers were j
Masons or only had a high respect for the!
Th? repnbiicats of Print.". George not]
Surry counties have rjom'uate.i'a n;;gro for
th?: House of Delegaten.
Mr. Philip Honey, of Stafford, hauis rail
road tics regularly with a mule which hfl
brought home with him from the army.
At the republican convention held at
Louie-a C. H. yestewlay Col. \V. C. Elain
was nominated by accl?mation to represent
Louisa county in the next Kousa of Dele
Supremo Chancellor of the Knights of
Pythias of the World, Hon. Howard Doug
las, arrived in Richmond from New York
yesterday afternoon, and was handsomely
entertained by the Pythians there last night.
Rev. Dr. Geo. H. Martin, for tho twenty
years succeeding tho war pastor of the Re?
formed Church of Woodstock, died quite
suddenly at Timherville, Rockingbamcoun?
ty, Sunday night, in tlio seventy-Grst year
of his age.
A police officer of Norfolk conn'y found
the dead body of a white peddler in tho
woods near Deep Creek yesterday. The
body was very much decomposed, and it is
supposed that the peddler bad been dead for
A disoaso similar to meningitis, that bns
been killing so many horses on the seaside
in Accomac county, still prevails, and has
thus far hit ill ed the skill of the local horse
doctors. The disease does not appear to be
contagious, but prevails as an epidemic.
The sessions of Richmond College begin
on Thursday next end studonts are already
beginning to arrive. All the dormitories
but thre e or four have been assigned on
written application, and more than enough
young men to fill these have signified their
purposo of occupying them.
Major P. H. Poweis, who was recently
nominated in the democratic joint conveu
tion to represent the counties of Clarke and
Warren in the next session of tho Legisla
ture, but who afterwards declined the nom
ination on account of ill health, died yeater
day morning at his home, near Wickliffe,
Clarke county, after a lingering illness of
several weeks, from typhoid fever.
A detective of Norfolk bns succeeded in
arresting the negro, Moses Burrus, who as
eassinated the old colored man Aaron Gocde,
and then burned tho house over his head,
near Seaboard Station, on the S.:aboard and
Koanoko Railroad, a short time sicca. The
murder was caused by Burrus being driven
away from Goode's house on account of the
undue intimacy of Burrus with Goode's
The thirty fifth session of Roanoke Col?
lege opened on tho 14th lost., with a large
attendance for the first day, and tho indica?
tions promise a very prosperous year. An
unusually large proportion of the old fetu
deuts have returned, and tho new one9 are
neat ly all young men of earnest, substantial
character, who have gone to tho college to
study. The number of States and Territo?
ries represented will be larger than last Bos?
Gilbam Jooos.co'ored.and nearly an octo
connrian, was approached in Richmond last
night by a woman, who asked him to chance
ii two dollar bill. Ho did eo and then
c-nssed the street to get a glass of beer.
When be tendered the note in payment the
barkeeper (old him it was a twenty dollar
Confederate bill. Reluming to the house
in which he had seen the woman euter, he
told Jefferson Minsen that the woman bad
robbed him. Minsen assumed great indig
nation, cursed him and knocked him down.
Tho old man, after being knocked down
three times, drew bis knife and stabbed
Minsso terribly, saying, "I'a mighty ole,
but I kin shove a knife." While Minsen's
wounds are serious, the police justice ac
tpiitted the old colored man, n.s ho had
clearly acted in pelf defense.
NEWS! OF THE DAY.
Charles Whitney, Boston'd millionaire
lumber merchant, and the owner of the
Hotel Vendom??, of that city, is dead.
The Rev. Dr. Bernard O'Reilly, of New
York, who is staying at Glengarifle, Ireland,
has received the appointment of domestic
prelate to the Pope.
Tho failure of Gent and Hutchins to rr.n a
race at Lilliebridge, London, caused a Se?
riem riot, in which buildings were burned
and much other damage done, including the
wounding of several constables.
Richard Bronner.ashifttasGorman, who,
whila in idleness, bad been given food and
shelter by Frank Ivlol and bin wife, at their
home, iu Philadelphia yesterday afternoon
shot and killed Mrs. Ede! and then commit
ted suicide by shootint; himself through the
heart in the house of his benefactors.
The visible supply of grain on September
17, as reported yesterday by the secretary
of the Board cf Trade of Chicago is ns fol
lows: Wheat 31,071,487 bushels; corn 7,
599,S04 bushels ; oats 5,348,412 bvnhels ; rye
313,570 bushols; barley GS0.379. Compared
with a week previous, wheat showB 159,009
bushels decrease ; corn 474,952 bushels in?
crease; oats370,456 bushels increase; ryo
32,042 bushels decrease; barley 2GG.29S
The largest railroad bridge in tho world
is the Forth Bridge, from North to South
Queeusbury, on the Northern railway :n
Eog'and. It is in process of construction,
and will be of steel throughout its entire
length of 5,050 Jeet. When completed it
will 1)3 one of the greatest marvels of eugi
neering enterprise in Europe. The Island
of Iccbgarvie, in the middle of the arm of
the sea which it crosses, enables Ibe bridge
to be in four epaus, only two ol which are
over water. These two principal spans are
each 1,700 feet, and tho height above the sea
of each is 200 feet. When this elaborate yet
simple viaduct is completed there will be
railway communication almost in a straight
line, from London to Aberdeen.
L Autumn Begins.?Nothing perhaps more
i emphatically indicates the beneficence of
creative wiedom.says an exchange, than tho
gradual changes wherewith the seasons suc?
ceed one another. Each one is marked by
its own peculiarities, bringiDg its own j >ye
or hardships and blessings, but all ccme in
due order and by apDroaches that duly pre?
pare for tho work to be accomplished. Af?
ter the prodigious growth of summer with
its resolvent warmth and often terrible
storms, slowly and gently cornea the grad?
ual df-scent to the cooler temperature aud
tho death of vegetable lift?. September
comes before us with smiling invitations to
erjoy its temperate air, and the changing
tints of the forests, its pleasant evenings,
and its refreshing slumber. It is the hus?
bandman's seed time, the merchant's period
for selecting and displaying his wares. Tho j
schools begin their important work of in-;
structioD. The otcbards ripen their fruits,;
Ibe vinojnrds furnish their clusters of de-:
licious grapes. Everywhere abound the j
evidence of the rich provisions of nature i
for the sustenance and comfort ol its crea |
turcs. September is the lovely resting place !
where we forget tho trials of the summer's 1
heat, wbi!=t we gather strength and energy ?
to moot the storms of later autumn and chil j
ing blasts cf winter. Gently and brightly I
it comes, soon it may be boi-lerom and re ;
pulsive iu the extreme. Those who appro
ciatetbo present hours will spek every op- ?
p.iriunity to enjoy them amid the inviia t
nous of nature, robed in loveliest beauty. i
To the editor of the Alexandria Gazette:
Tn his loftiness Mr. Mason says tho Farm?
ers' Club, individually and collectively, do
not care a continental who "Sam Hill" is,
and advises his friends to put a pad-lock on
the mouth of him and his ilk. May I not
retort by advising tho Farmers' Club hero
after to be cautions in following the load of
Mr. M. und bis ilk, who, by their inordinate
desire for notoriety and leadership, are ex?
ceedingly liable to mislead? Now, as to
the question at issue, which Mr. M. fairly
dodged, I will ask if information on this
debt question was really the thing sought.
Could not every member of the club with
the preatcst ease havo learned all about it
without, the formality of a preamble and res?
olution asking for the appointment of a
commiitce of investigation ; and especially,
could r.ot Mr. M. bavo so obtained iuforma
tion, beiog intimately acquainted with all
our county official-", aud particularly those
worthy gentlemen, the County Judge aud
Commonwealth's Attorney. From these at
a word he could have gotten all needed in?
formation on the subject.
If tho Farmer's Club proposes to resolve
itself into an investigating committee or a
board of public censor?, to look into the acts
of our public, officials, why have they not
long ago investigated the lavish and useless
expenditure of couuty funds, as in the case
of the new county jail and so-called improve?
ments upon the court bouse; also in the
building of a bridge near their own homes,
as useless as the fifth wheel to a wagon ;
aud to enlarge upon it, also into tho unfor?
tunate failure of the bondholders, cocamis
sionors, and tho legislative committee to
settle the debt questions. Why, because
these questions contain no electricity to be
let off in brilliant coiuscations by eloquent
bloody ehirt orators, aud thundered forth by
the republican press.
Ioformation sought! Why Mr. Mason
seems to know all about it, and berates me
for my ignorance, or wilful misrepresenta
tion of it, in intimating as he says that the
debt was iucurred to Euppress the John
Brown raid, which I did not. Why,he knows
so much about it, ho is prepared to write a re?
view of the whole question and only do
clines to do eo in his late article. I again
ask what practical effect could result from
their proposed investigation, or what power
has the club over the question ? Is not the
logic of their action this : "These trencher
ou3 ex-rebel cfficiala may allow this 'war
debt' as an cutering wedge, and we will take
this method to publish cur protest to the
country. Our prcceediuc? are always printed
and read throughour. the land, and we will
anticipate their action, and fire the public
mind ; wo can at least make some political
capital of it." I had not the least reference
to tho rights of the club or its individual
members, or any other poison, to invesii
gate and inquire into any and all mat?
ters, but aimed to show tho falseness
of this prelence in this direction.
I will hero say that I do not believe the very
worthy gentlemen, members of this club, nor
even Mr. Musm, really meant what their action
iu the case implied ; but that I he logical sequence
is fis I havo stated 1 don't think any fair-minded
or intelligent poison can deny.
I will closo by saying that tho history of this
debt is this: The Legislature of 186CVG1 at an
early day in its session proceeded to devise some
means of defence against the danger mcuaciug
the people, as developed by the John Brown raid,
which resulted in tho adoption of a bill authoriz?
ing tho several counties, through their courts, to
borrow money to arm their militia. Our County
Court at its February term made an order sum?
moning tho magistrates of the county to meet at
tho March term to take action in the ca-:e. Tho
justice.! met accoidiugly, and by an almost unan?
imous voto determined to borrowa certain amount,
and to this cud appointed thrco commissioners,
viz; Messrs. S. T. Stuart, J. C. Gunnel] and M D.
Ball. These commissioners borrowed, in the
name of tho county of Fairfax, and executed their
bonds for the same?$-100 from Mr. John A. Mar?
shall and $(J00 from Mr. San ford Taylor, and
these constitute the debt in question; This was
several mouths before the Stale SOCcdod.
Another word. I selected a5 my nom do plume
p. namo cxtonsively quoted in tho North, and
which doubtless ropreaords a mythical character,
who, as a tiy-wood. is largely sworn by.
I repeat, J think thn action of tho Farmers'
Club was c-flicioua and out of taste.
Distressing Reritli ofn Chilli.
[Correspondence of tho Alexandria Gazette. I
Blackstone, Va., Sept. 17.?In my drive
through Ihe country lo day J learned of a
most heartrending calamity that had bo
fallen a family in the Beet ton I vioited. It
was the distressing death <;i the bright little
throe year old son of Mr. George Wray, who
rosides on tho farm of Mr. Charles E. Aber
nethy, near San Marino, in tho county of
Dinwiddie, about twenty-six mile* from
Petersburg. 0a Thursday morning, theSth
inst., Mr. Wray, with bis family, returned
from a trip lo that city, and during the ear?
ly part of tho day tho nurse, with tho little
boy and a younger child, in company with
several other children, went off a very short
distance from tho house for amusement; but
soon the littlo boy expressed a wish to goto
his grandmother's, which was very near,
within sight, and as ho had often been there
before his nurse did not object. But ho
tuck a wrong pathway, aud it was some
lime before it become known that he had
strayed off, and thou an immediate and dil?
igent search was made. His little foot
piints were traced for a milo in the direction
of the Nottoway river, two miles distant,
and then became obliterated, and no further
trace could ba discovered. Night came
with no tidings of the lost child. Losl! lost!
lost! Who can picture the unutterable hor?
ror and anguish of that devoted father and
mother, with their hearts filled such incon?
solable woe. With the break of day tho
search began again, joined iu by all the
neighbors and many citizans and the sur?
rounding country for miles nround was trav
ersed by the searchers ; but, alas, the dear
little treasure could not bo found, so Friday,
Saturday and Sunday passed with enlarged
efforts, but not a trace could be discovered.
On Monday morning in a secluded bend in
the Nottaway river, near the bridge, on the
Boydton plank road, the body of that bright
and beautiful boy was fcund floating near
the shore, and tbu3 tho mystery was un
j ravelled. Oh how sad to think of that dear
little boy, trudging through the beat and
sand, on, on, on, looking for home and loved
ones, but on to a death mcst appalling ; too
young to know the danger. He must have
stepped or fallon from one of the many pre?
cipitous cliffs that abound iu that vicinity,
and thus ended tho lifo of that lovely ehiM,
and wherever these tidings go a sympathetic
prayer will be offered for tboee heart
stricken parents in their great distress.
C. W. G.
Another Ciunce for Haooaed.?Consul j
Baker, st Bncnos Ayres, has made a long and in- ?
taresting report to the State Department giving '
in substance, the results of recent explorations in
Terra del Fucgo. Contrary to onimou belief,
founded upon reports of early navigators who
failed to penetrate tho interior, the arebip lago
contains valuable farming land3, forests and min?
eral deposits. It is peopled by two distinct races
of savages, one being well formed and remarkably .
strong, subsisting chiefly by the chase, tho other :i
coast people, physically inferior, but not deficient
in intelligence. An English missionary, with hid
family, has made bis homo among tin ui for tho
last twenty-five years, and nuder his tutelage tho
natives are acquiring some of the habits and cus?
toms of civilization. The Argentine government
is taking steps to colonize and develop the islands.
A governor has beeu appointed, and a thorough '
scientific exploration is to be undertaken. *
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Paris, Sept. 20.?The census for 1SSG
j which has just been issued, shows an excess
j of births ovor deaths of 52,560, against
I S?.000 in 1SS5. Tho divorces granted in 1
1SSG numbered 2,'Ji3, against 1,277 in 1SS5.
St. Te thus r. uro, Sept. "JO.?Another
great trial of Nihilists is about to be com?
menced here. The prisoners include fifteen
officers of all ranks.
London, Sept. 2J.?The Hamburg Amer
cau Line Steamer Gallert, Captain Kuhl
wein, from New York Sept-. S for Hamburg
has arrived at Plymouth. She lost t wo of j
her propeller blades on Friday. Her mails
and her passengers for tho Continent were
landod at Plymouth. The steamer will pro?
ceed to Cherboug.
Chief Justice Hugh Holmes, lately attor?
ney general for Ireland, publishes a letter
denying that ho ever stated that the new
crimes yet created new offences.
Bi'klin, Sept. 20.?Owing to the unfavor?
able condition of the weather yesterday
Emperor William did not attend the mili?
tary manu-uvres here.
Tho North German Gazette, referring to
statements made at the Treves Congress,
denies that Dr. Wimltborst and the center
party were instumental in ending the cul
turkampf. To the Popo alone, it says, be
ljngs the merit of having gained such a vic?
tory for the church. Herr Wiudthorst did
his utmost to perpotuaio tho culturkampf.
Concessions in religious matters are of little
valuo to him, because in his opposition to
\ tho governmenthe employs religious conflict
i] as a pretext for Guolphic and Polish revo
rj lulionary ends.
;: Baron Monck, Liberal, ono of the Lord
^ Justices of Ireland, and fourth Land Com
? misaioner, advises the landlords of Ireland
i to follow Archbishop Walsh's advice and
jlhold conferences with the tenants of Irc
(land with the view of reaching better rela?
tions on the question of rents.
A Fatal Affray.
Chicago, Sept. 20.?Thos. j. White, a
colored porter on tho Wisconsin Central
road, shot and killed HeGry Woodeou,
alias "The Black Diamond," early this
morning. White bad been living with a
white woman named Iran Hayes. Shortly
after midnight he found Woodson in com
pany with the Hayes woman and attempt
ed to induca the woman to go homo with
him, but Woodson objected and a struggle,
followed. "Tho Black Diamond" got his
adversary down and pulled his revolver.
Ho fired two shots, whon White, with ados
perato effort succeeded in freeing himself
and in wrenching the weapon from Wood
aon'a hands. White then firod two Bhots
at Woodson, one of which wounded tho wo?
man in tho hand. The other took effect in
the top of Woou.ion's head, killing him in
stanlly. White attempted to escape through
a back door, but was captured. Wood'on,
the victim, was a pugilist, who has fought
several mills in ditforcnt parts of the
country. Tho woman in tho caso is 20
yoars old, and claims to bo the daughter of
a lato judge of tho criminal court of Louis
Marqitktte, Mich., Sept. 20.?A Dulntb,
South Shore and Atlantic train of six cars,
laden with ore, got away from the trainmen
last uight and ran down the grade at a high
rate for four miles. At the scale track, just,
west of the city, the earn crashed into a Bide
track full of empty oro Hats. Fifty cars are
piled thirty feet high. Billy Mahone, tho
conductor, is missing, and there is no doubt
that he is under the wreck. About the
samo time liobart Gurney, a brakoman- of
tho pier train, got caught bet ween tho cars
and was scalped. He may live. At the
same time the fire bell rung an alarm, und
it was found that tho company's freight
depot in tho city was in flames. Tho fire
war, put out with small loss.
Cincinnati, Ohio Sept. 20.?At one
o'clock this morning a moetiug of tho street
car conductors aud drivers of the consolida?
ted lines were ia session at Arbieter Hall for
tho avowed purpose of organizing a strike
if the Consolidated Company does not dis?
charge Superintendent John Harris. The
Consolidated will resist Ibis action and the
knights of labor will condemn it.
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 20 ?The Mas
3achti3etts democratic convention was call
ed to order in Mechanics' Hall here to-day
by P. A. Collins, chairman of tho State ex
ecutivo committee. Jonas W. French, of
Gloucester, was elected permanent chair?
man. H. B. Layering was nominated for
Governor, after which the convection ad?
journed to 2:15 p. m.
Some think there's nothing like a lino education,
It gives to tho gifted such eloquent tongues;
Bot Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup is tho thing in crea?
That knocks into smithcrs a pain in tho luegs.
Court of Appeals at Staunton, 19th.
?Triplett vs. GofPa administrator. From
Frederick. Argument by Holmes Conrad
for appellant concluded and case submitted.
Cleaver vs. Matthews. From Frederick.
Argued by A. R. Pendleton for appellant
and T. W. Harrison for appellees and sub?
Supervisors of Frederick vs. City of Win?
chester. Argued by Richard E. Byrd for
appellants and continued for further hear?
The following were omitted in the reports
last week : [<?
Perkins vs. Jones, from Albemarle, and j '
Smith vs. Waugh, from Amherst, were j
transferred to the privilege docket at Rich
mond. Tn the last named a writ of certio- j c~,
rari is made returnable at Richmond on the \ K
5th of November. 111
"If humor, wit and honesty could save"
f.oni the ills flesh is heir to, what a good
price they's bring in the market. Well, 2Jj
r-ents will buy a good panacea?Salvation
Oil, a certain cure.
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL
New York.September 20 ? Them<>?!. market
was extremely active at the opening thi morn?
ing, with prices very irregular, changes fro,.> ] ?t
evening's final figures nuging up to por cc I
botli w.ijs among tin- active list The
soon displayed gre:-.t fcveiishnesi and the irrcj .
larity continued to be a feature, but most -t. cl -
were weak, and in the first fifteen minute- ?c-,-i r
al securities declined fractionally. A sbarp rally
then took place and a masked increase in the
amount of business, ? Ithoneh the market wa
still active. Prices we c generally brought up
about opening figures, and in ruany eases fracti
al gains were nude. There was no rej ulai ilj |
the movement?, however, and the market r. , du
ed feverish and unsettled throughout. At ? i .,.
o'clock the market wai only Ciirly active at ir
regular changes from opcnln > prices. Money ea ;
BALTIMORE, Sept. '2'?.? Virginia (I? con
?; past-duo coupons i!t ; 10-40; ? ; reu ::
I GP*i bid to day.
Alexandria Mauset. Sopt. 2f>.?Ther.
I not much being done in tho Flour markets; tru.
actions aro small and entirely confined to the ii
mediate wants of jobbing traders. Wheat i ? .
out change and very quiet; none but soun I, Wi
cleaned samples, free of garlic, can bo readily -
other grades, on account of the furl her decli o
futures, are dull and lower: the receiptsto-fay
were small and sold at <>0, 65, OS and 70 for
damaged to fair, ar:d 74 to 75 for good : no lo: g
berry was offered. Corn is scarce sud active ;
whito 56a58; yellow 55*57. Pye aud Cats were
firm. Eggs, Baiter and ether produce sro in con
I stant demand.
Baltimore, Sc-pt. 20.?Cotton dull; middling
9%. Flour steady and quiet. Wheat?Southern
steady; red 7^1*^0: amber79aSl ; Western firm. ;?
and quiet; No 2 winter red spot 7<?'i>'.7(J:,.l ; Oct
7714?7;:V : Nor 78?5ia79; Dec 80%aSCr*i. Com
?Southern nominal: white 59a60; yellow ,r> la55;
Wcctcrn duil and nominal; mixed Oct 40*411 .
Oats lower and quiet: Southern and Penna30a3 i
Western whito 34*35; do mixed 31a321<?. By?
firm at 53a57. Provisions quiet and about stead;
Eggs easier at 17%slS. Coffee firmer ; ?io car?
goes ordinary to fair lS^aWfc. Whiskey quiet,
at $11 lal 15. Other articles unchanged.
New York, Sept. 20.?Cotton firm ; uplands
O'ij; Orleans 0"ri; futures steady. Flour quiet
and steady, Wheat lower and dull. Com active
and steady. Pork quiet and steady at $16 25a
1u 50. Old mess Pork steady at $15 25al5 BO
Lard steady at $6 77
Chicago. Sept. 20, 11 n. m.?First sale* at
Oct Wheat wore atG^i.a! wliieh it is nuwquoted.
May Wheat 76%. Oct Corn 411-16. May Corn
1 t'.j. Jan Pork $12 32%. Oct Lard *J 40. Oct
short ribs $8 52U,
GeorgetownCattle Mabket. Sept. l)>. 193
Cattle were offered and suhl as follows : Best 3%t^
4e; good -?I'.jac.'J'_i: medium 3a3\jc, and <oiu
mon 2a3c 721 sheep and Lambs wen- of?
fered, which soldat italic for the former, and
at -C^G^jr for the letter. Calves 5a0c It) Cows
and Calves brought $20a50. Market good.
Baltimore Ho<; Mabket. Sept. l?. Th*ro is
quite a full run of Hogs en tho market again lb s
week. The quality in all the yards is quite good,
fully as good as it wai <>u bist Monday, aud the
demand is fair to good throughout. Woonote at
7a7%c per lb net. with most Bales at 7'.j'i7 ' , i" r
lb. receipts 7,018 head.
PORT Or ALEX ANDUlA. Sr. ITEMHEK 'Jo
Sun rises.5 16 | Sun sots.<i 1
Sc.br Brave, Vienna, >1<1. canned ponds to t has
King A Son.
SchrsFannio Kemp und I hre.- Brothers, lowei
river, by Perry, Smoot A Co.
Sehr Fannio Firn, f.-r this port cleared from
James river 15th.
Cn Tuesday, Kept. 13, 18S7, at tho resident e of
(he bride's father, by tho Bev. Henderson Suter,
rectorof Christ Church, JOHN M. JOHNSON t??
CONSTANCE C BEACH, oldest daughter of s.
Ferguson Beach, all of Alexandria, Virginia
On Monday, Sept. 19th, at the residence of hin
brothor, Dauiol Henry, the Loudoun House,
MICHAEL HENBY. iii the 60th year of his ate.
His funeral will t.iko place from St. Mary's
church at 10 o'clock to morrow (Wednesday)
morning. Sept. 21st
rilAKE NOTICE, i'li:.! on the 25th day of Ceto
X tier, 1887,1 will sell. In obedience to an order
of the stockholders and directors of the VIRGIN!
IA MARBLE COMPANY, the following SHARES
and CERTIFICATES OF STOCK, to wit: Certifi?
cate No. 11 for 284 shares; certificates Nos 12
and 15 for 312 sharei; certificate No. 16 for 78
shares; oaitifieatos Nos. 29 and 5(1 for 1'mi shares,
and certificate No. 58 for 10 shares. Tho sale
will be ma 'o at public auction to the highest hid
der, at 12m.,in fr nt of tho cotlotfico at Marshall,
Fauquier county, V?.
, scpl9 30t H. I) B. NORRIS, President.
i!y R. T. Lucas, Auctioneer.
ON SATURDAY, September 24th. at twelve
o'clock m., in front of tho Boyal street en?
trance to the Market Building, will l>o offered t'"i
sale at public auction tho LOT OF GROUND aud
IMPROVEMENTS thcroon, dest ribed as follows ;
Beginning at a jioint on King strc'.t 'J7 feet and !?
inches to the cast of Payne >trcet, running thence
castwnrdiy with King street and binding thereon
120 feet S inchej; thence northwardly parallel
with Payne street 100 fret to a 10-feCtalley;
Ihcnco westwardly on said alley an 1 parallel to
King street 20 feet aud * \n, in-c : 11,,.,,,.:?uli,
wardly with a lino parallel to Payne streit 1(H>
fact to tho beginning. Tho improvements consist
af aTWO-SToKY BRICK DWELLING with back
baildings, in good couditiou.
Terms of Sale: One-third of tho purchase money
to bo paid in cash, and the residue in two equal
payments at twelve and twonty-four months from
tho day of sale: tho purchaser to execute bond,
with security, tor tho deferred payments, 1? aring
Interest; the title to bo retained until the whole
)f the purchase money is paid. Conveyancing a'
'.he cost of tho purchaser.
sepl0 5t GEORGE BA?EE.
FOR SALE AND KENT.
At Private Pale.
First-class slate-roof BUSINESS STAND, with
DWELLING and Stablo attached, situated on
toval streot. exactly opposite the Market.
Also TWO-STORY BRICK DWELLING, in
;ood order, on the north side of Prince street, be
ween Alfred and Patrick Btreets. '1 Wi I BMA LL
CENEMENTS in rear, fronting public .
SEVEN' FEAME HOUSES on Columbus street,
letween Wythc and Madison Btreets.
BUILDING LOT fronting on Columbus street
>G fe< t, and running v.-.-: lit:; f. ut.
LOT on Alfred street, between Wythe and Mid
son Streets, GG feet front, and running oast 1231
Also TWO FRAME DWELLINGS, six zooms
ach, for rent.
Apply at 121 N. Royal st re. I. aiu-2:! 1 rn
^TOBEHOUSE FOB RENT.
I offer for rent ray Storehou'c i:i the town of
>aris, Fauquier county, V?., now occupied by J.
'. Button ? Co. Possession given the 1st day of
retober next. Tho house h now. large, complete
nil commodious, :iltd ? good Stand lor business,
'be postoffice is kept in tin.- building. Corrcs
ondenon solicited. W. \V. ECOGERS.
Paris, Faaqnicr eo., Va . auglS tf
MSAL AND JUTE FODDER YARN just re
5 ceived at 32S King ftrcct, f r sale wbolasale
nd retail by
scpl5 _ J. T. CBErGHTOV A RON.
? NoTHR 11 INVOICE OF I'Al'Eli BCCKE S,
\ 25c each.jost received I ?
seplO J. O. Mil BURN.
JBIME Will I F i'Vl'ATOr - ;.. . . i.v
. B6pl9 J. C. M1LBURN.