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It pleases the demagogues to say
tbat the corrupt legislation of this coun?
try is due to the influence of corpora?
tion money, and it pleases their poor
deluded and ignorant dupes to hear
them say so. But nothing could be
more erroneous. If legislators were the
right sort of men, neither corporation,
nor any other sort of money could ef?
fect corrupt legislation, and that there
is such legislation, is due solely to the
legislators, and such legislators are due
to unrestricted suffrage for the counties
in which such suffrage exists, represen?
tatives always fairly represent tho?e by
whos? votes they are elected. There
is neither use nor sense in blamiog cor?
porations for corrupt legislation, when
all intelligent people know the blame
lies with the legislators, for when meD
are willing to accept bribes, there will
always be other men to offer them.
The keeper of a gambling house was
recently elected Mayor of the city of
Saratoga, and now it has been discov?
ered that a New York city alderman is
the proprietor of a similar house. As
there are more improper, than proper
people, and as both alike have the priv?
ilege of unrestricted suffrage, and as
where such suffrage exists those who
are elected are always fair representa?
tives of those who elect them,
, there is nothing strange in either of the
two cases particularly referred to, nor
in that of many others, and as there
are worse men than professional gam
, blei-s, so there are worse men in
elective offices than the two to whom
reference is made.
Governor Altgeld of Illinois
doesn't admire the just and wise views
of Judge Cooley, as expressed in his re?
cent address. Why, of course he
doesn't. The Judge abhors anarchy
and the friends of anarchism, but the
Governor doesn't. And then, too, the
Judge says lynchings are just as com?
mon in the North as in the South.
Nevertheless, if the Governor and the
Judge were rival candidates for elec?
tive offices in Chicago,the former would
be chosen by a large majority. And
yet there are men in, as well as out of,
Congreas,who say U. S. Senators should
be elected by the direct vote of the peo?
ple. ___________
The pot hunters of Vermont, a few
years ago, had nearly exterminated all
game in that State. The legislature
thereof then enacted a law forbidding
the killing of game there until 1S90,
The effect has been that deer and all
other kinds of game ere almost as
plentiful there now as they were when
the State was first settled. Unless a
similar law be made in Virginia, all
manner of game will soon become ex?
tinct here; it is nearly so now. If the
deer, wild turkeys, partridges, pheas?
ants and woodcock iu the State were
protected for two or three years, there
would be plenty of them for every Vir?
ginian. _
As the President evidently intends
to allow the new tariff bill to become a
law by the operation of time, though,
as there is nothing to prevent him from
vetoing it if so disposed, he will bo just
as responsible for it without, as with
his signature, why he should not have
signed it on the day it was passed, and
thereby turned into the government's
depleted treasury the millions of dol?
lars that have in the meantime flowed
into the pockets of the whisky and
sugar trusts, is inexplicable?that is by
any creditable reason.
Senator Hill says "ninetjr per
cent, of the Presidential offices, and
ninety-five per cent, of those not Presi
dential, in New York, have been given
to mugwumps and anti-snappers, and
that the men who successfully conduct?
ed the Presidential campaign of 1892
have been wholly ignored." Is it at
all strange that there should be doubt
of democratic success at the next elec?
tion in New York ? And how does the
statement referred to comport with che
civil service tenet anent rewarding
friends and punishing enemies.
The populists of the State relished
the cheap silver, greenback and per
capita, and most all the other vagaries
of the prohibitionists, but gagged and
revolted at their declaration against
the manufactured sale of any kind of
intoxicating liquors, and when it was
insisted upon, they abandoned their ex?
pectant allies in disgust. None of that
for them. What would be the use of a
per capita if there were no groggeries
at which it could be expended ?
There are prohibitionists and pro?
hibitionists, as well as men and men
Those of Connecticut, while, profesa
fessedly at least, opposed to the use of
liquor, concede that "there is a legit?
imate and necessary traffic in alcoholic
liquors for medicinal and mechanical
purposes." Consumptives are obliged
to them for this concession.
The heaviest rains known for many
years past at Selma, Ala., have fallen
there since last Wednesday, doing in*
estimable damage to crops.
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington, Aug. 25,1894.
A second test of the Taylor cast-steel
armor-piercing shell was conducted at
Indian Head yesterday with successful
results The first test had proved a
failure, but the shell used in the test
yesterday accomplished exactly what
it was designed to do, namely, to pene?
trate the side armor of a ship and ex?
plode inside, where it could do the
most damage. The eight inch plate
used was pierced by the four iiTch shot
iired, and the fragments of the shell
were found in the bank in the rear. A
hole clean through the plate was made.
The value of the Taylor shell is in the
process used in hardening its steel
Eleven employees of the coast sur?
vey were discharged last night. A
member of the Virginia democratic as?
sociation of this city says the action re?
ferred to was ihe result of the
persistent attack of that associa?
tion upon the bureau. At the
meeting of that association last
night it was resolved that the execu?
tive committee thereof should direct
the distribution of the contributions to
it3 election lund for the next congres?
sional campaign in their State.
Senator Daniel is in the city to-day,
stopping at the Metropolitan Hotel.
The following appropriations for Vir?
ginia are contained in the river and
harbor bill as it was signed by the
President: Norfolk harbor, $100,000;
Appomattoi river, $5,000; Nansemond
river, $10,000; James river, $100,000;
Mattaponi river, $4,000; Nomini creek,
$5,000; Pamunkey river. $2.000; Rap
pahannock rivor, $10,000; Urbanna
creek, $3,000; York river, $20,000;
Aquia creek, $3,000; Occoquan creek,
$5,000; protecting Jamestown Island
from the encroachments of James river,
$10,000; improving Lower Machodoc
creek, $3,000.
"The President has no plans about
leaving Washington when Congress ad?
journs," said Private Secretary Thur
ber this morning. Mr. Cleveland will
leave town probably Wednesday morn?
ing and go direct to Gray Gables, but it
is not unlikely tbat he will agree to re?
main until over Thursday morning to
participate in the encampment of the
Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pyth?
ias which begins Monday.
A New York city democrat, here to?
day, says the collector of tho port of
that c:ty tells democratic applicants for
places under him, that their applica?
tions will not even be considered unless
they bear the names of one of the fol
owing men : Grace, Fairchild, Monroe,
Straus, Powers or Coudert, every one
of whom did all he could to
defeat the State and city demo?
cratic tickets at the last election.
He also says that the immigration in?
spector there spends most of his time
in the political service of the mug
1rumps and anti snappers, and in pub
icly denouncing the regular demo?
crats, though, under the President's
first administration, a democrat was re?
moved for making one democratic
speech in his own town and after office
At last the naval authorities have
come to the conclusion that the dyna?
mite cruiser Vesuvius is a failure for the
purpose for which she was designed,
and the vessel will be changed to a tor?
pedo chaser, according to plans recently
The bill that passed the Senate yes?
terday, as stated in this correspond
ence.of that day, granting the Mount
Vernon railroad the right of way
through Arlington, needs only the sig?
natures ot the Speaker of the House, the
President of the Senate ?ind of Presi?
de at Cleveland to bocome a law, as the
proposed amendment was withdrawn.
The two former it will receive by one
o'clock on Monday, and if tto Presi
."eat shall not refer it to the War De?
partment for a report, he will have
pi jnty of time to sign ic and thereby
m ike it a law before Congress shall ad
o im.
The District Commission is composed
of three members, one democrat, one
republican and one army officer. When
they organized they put the police in
charge of the republican member. He
has recently discharged nine policemen
after they had been tried and acquitted
by the trial board. It is said here tbat
if he can remove nine of his own
sweet will, why can't he remove the
ninety and nine, or the whole force?
The board of appraisore here is com?
posed of two democrats and one repub?
lican. When they organized they elect?
ed the republican member for their
president. The democrats here are not
in good trim.
The House wears a deserted look to?
day. Speaker Crisp was one of the
early arrivals. He said he had no
further knowledge regarding the tariff
bill. Ho has not soon the President
since yesterday, but he still thinks there
is every probability that the bill will
become a law without the executive
signature. -
Disaster is Washington State.?
A terrific gas explosion occurred in
breast 62, on the sixth level of the
Franklin mine, at Franklin, near Se?
attle, Wash., yesterday afternoon. Sixty
two miners were imprisoned, and thirty
seven were killed. The fire was soon
extinguished and the work of taking
out the bodies began. All were recov?
About half of the miners were ne?
groes, having been brought from the
East four years ago^to replace the strik?
At 12:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon
a fire was noticed in the sixth north
level, and notice was given to the men
inside who were working in different
parts of the breast and others along the
1 ivel and the gangway.
Many of the men in the gangway
rushed back to notify the miners farther
in, while others ran out and reached
the main shaft-. It is certain that a'l
the men in the breast reached the gang?
way in safety. In all about seventy
men were at work in the sixth level,
and of that number about forty lingered
at breast 62, where the fire started, and
made an attempt to put out the fire.
The breast was burning fiercely, and
before the miners knew it the fire had
communicated to breasts 60 and 61.
Several of those who stopped at breast
62 were overcome by suffocation.
It is evident that the men had time to
come out, for those who worked in the
farther breast reached the shaft in safe?
ty, while those who. were nearest the
shaft, and, consequently, more removed
from danger, perished.
They evidently believed they were in
perfect safety from the fire, but while
they lingered the smoke oozed out fur?
ther south, and the bodies were all
found south of breast 62, within a space
of 500 feet.
Robbers gagged and burned the feet
of William Swords at Kempville, Ont.,
yesterday, uuiil he gave them $150.
The populist convention at Grand
Island, Neb., have nominated Holcomb
for Governor and Gaffin for Lieutenant
Hon. William L. Wilson, of West
Virginia, will sail fcr Europe Septem?
ber 5 to be Absent three week3. His
trip is for rest and recuperation.
The visit of Cramp, the shipbuilder,
to New York suggests the idea that
the new American liners are to be
made faster than the Campania.
Phillip Pettus, colored, who murder?
ed his wife in Helena, Ark., in April,
1S93, because she refused to live with
him, was hanged in the jail yard of the
courthouse of that place yesterday.
The swift fall of a window sash, re?
leased by the parting of a cord, instant?
ly killed yesterday Fannie Russeil, the
12-year-old daughter of Mrs. S. How
land Russell, at Southampton, L. I. The
girl was leaning out of the window and
her neck was broken.
But for the struggles and screams of
Mrs. Mary Bradley, in New York,
Thursday evening, her brother, An?
drew Doyle, would have burned her to
death. He applied a lighted lamp to
her clothing and was soon arrested,
upon another sister's complaint.
Mr. George L. McCahan, of Balti?
more, has been elected general grand
high priest of the Royal Arch Masons.
Through bis efforts the General Grand
Chapter in session at Topeka, Kas., de?
termined to hold its next triennial
meeting in Baltimore in 1897 at the
time ot the Southern Exposition.
Mr. Frank Moon, a farmer living
near Newbury, S. C, and a man who
had never sought or held office, made
public yesterday afternoon that he had
made up his mind to enter the race for
Governor. He had not so decided un?
til he saw that Dr. Pope had with?
drawn. He is going to make his fight
at the general election in November.
The neighborhood of 23rd and League
streets, Pniladelphia, was treated to an
unusual sight last evening by the ap?
pearance of a handsome young woman
on the street clad only in her chemise.
For a time she danced wildly and reck?
lessly, and attracted a large crowd by
her antics. The girl has recently be?
come insane on the subject of religion.
On June 27th last, as Sheriff Beecber,
of Monticello, N. J., was conducting
Lizzie Halliday, the triple murderess,
into court, she turnod upon him fierce?
ly and bit him on the hand. Three or
four weeks ago the baud began to
trouble him, and now it has swollen to
the elbow, giving him intense pain.
Unless the swelling can be stopped it is
feared Beecher will lose his arm.
An unknwn man leaped from the
south driveway of the Brooklyn bridge
just east of the New York tower yes?
terday evening. Like a cannon ball he
shot down 115 feet upon the roof of the
Clyde warehouse at the foot of Roose?
velt street. The timbers of the roof
gave way under his weignt, and a por?
tion of tho body passed through the
rent. He soon died from his injuries.
A movement is being inaugurated
which will culminate in an effort be?
fore the next Georgia legislature to
break up the consolidation of railroads
effected by the new Southern Railway
Company, which Messrs. Drexel, Mor?
gan cc Co. have formed. The effort
will be made under the Georgia statute,
which forbids railway companies from
owning stock in or controlling compet?
ing lines.
While Dominick Fitzalfi, a 4-year-old
boy, was playing near his home in Phil?
adelphia, yesterday morning, a woman
in the house threw a blazing oil stove
out of the window. It struck Domin?
ick in the head, and in an instant he
was a mass of flamc3. The little fel?
low's playmates, seeing their compan?
ion's danger, drew off their coats aud
managed to beat out the fire. He is
seriously burned.
A secret has leaked out irom diplo?
matic circles to the effect that our gov?
ernment has become sadly entangled
with the United States of Colombia,
and it is expected the United States
will bo compeled to pay that republic
a large amount in the way of duties
which have been collected on her pro?
ducts which have entered this country.
The United States of Colombia claims
exemption under reciprocity treaties.
Robert Tueker, father of Herbert
Tucker, who was assassinated near
Lexington, Kv., some time ago, assist?
ed by Scott Van Meter, a well-known
farmer, Thursday captured Andy Mar?
tin, a negro, 65 years old, and, at the
point of a pistol, tried to make him tell
about the murder of young Tucker.
The negro knew nothing of the mur?
der, and could tell nothing. The men
then took him to an orchard, dug a
grave, pinioned bis arms and legs, and
buried him for nearly 20 minuteB. They
told him they would kill him if he told
on them. The old negro is in a bad
condition. The men were arrested yes?
Col. Charles Carroll Leer, a rich stock
breeder, became so enthusiastic in his
remarks in defense of Col. Breckinridge
at Lexington Thursday that he narrow?
ly escaped death. In a heated discus?
sion, with great warmth, Col, Leer
said : "It would be an honor for the
maidens of the blue grass region to be
bred to Col. Breckinridge." Several
murmurs were heard in the crowd, and
a man drew his knife and lunged at
Leer's heart, swearing he would kill
him. Several bystanders engaged in
the row, some trying to let the man
carve Lee and others attempting to
hold the enraged fellow. He was final?
ly overpowered and both men were
hustled away. _
The Swiftest Oceax Trip.?Tho Ameri?
can liner New York arrived at Staten Island
yesterday evening after an extraordinary
passage, boating all previous records, having
made the ]>assage from Southampton to New
York in six days eight hours and thirty eight
minutes. She sailed from Southampton Sat?
urday, August IS, at 1:48 p. m.. and arrived
at Sandy Hook lightship at 5:26 p. m. yester?
day. This beats the recor i of her sister ship,
the Paris, by 59 minutes. The best record
of the Paris is six days niue hours and thirty
seven minutes. Tho New York steamed 17
miles farther than tho Paris did when she
made her record in. The total distance cov
ered by the New York was 3,049 knots, or
an average speed of 20 knots an hour.
List of Unclaimed Letters.
Tho following is a list of the letters re?
maining in the Alexandria, Va., postofhee
August 25.
Persons calling for letters will please say
they are advertised.
Advertised letters not called for within two
weeks will bo sent to the dead letter office.
Carwell, Mrs Chas Hankius, J A
Denlre, Patrick V ills, Mrs Sallie
Elliott, Silus Moore, Chas L
Hammer, B Robertson. Mrs C
Hamilton, Mrs Ellen Wood, Thomas
C. C. CARTiTN, P. M. 1
Mrs. M. E. Timberlake, widow of J.
H. Timberlake, died at Staunton yes?
terday afternoon of consumption.
It is expected the Virginia demo?
cratic State committee will meet in
Richmond early in September to map
out a plan for the congressional cam?
City Attorney Shelton has given an
opinion that the police commissioners
of Norfolk acted without authority in
the recent removals of police captains
without cause before their successors
have been appointed.
Mrs. Eugenia Bumgardner Sproul,
wife of Mr. Archibald A Sproul, of
Middlebrook, Augusta county, died
Thursday night. She was a sister of
Mrs. James Bumgardner, of Staunton,
and related to the numerous family of
tbat name in the valley.
A young man, named Samuel A.
Warren, residing in Portsmouth, and
employed on the Atlantic and Danville
Railroad, met death in a horrible
manner yesterday. The train on which
he was Btanding was backing out of a
siding at Pope's station, when he fell
off and was run over. The entire train
passed over his bodjr, cutting it in
twain, and leaving a portion of it on
either side of the track.
Confederate Reunion.
The eleventh annual reunion of the
Clarke Cavalry (Co. D, 6th Virginia),
was held at the handsome and hospita?
ble residence of Mr. David Meade, jr.,
at White Post, on the 22nd inst. The
house and grounds were prettily deco?
rated for the occasion with evergreens,
dowers and bunting, the Confederate
colors predominating, while an old
Confederate battle-dag occupied a
prominent position. About forty sur?
vivors of the gallant company were in
attendance, with a number of ex-Con?
federates who had served in other com?
mands, togethe r with a number of other
friends of the genial host. The guests
began assembling shortly after 10
o'clock and by noon the lawn in front
of the house was crowded with old sol?
diers and their friends all engaged in
recalling stirring incidents of the war.
Sparkling spring water, iced lemonade
and "mountain dew" were conveniently
at hand and were exceedingly refresh?
ing, after the ride to the rendezvous.
About noon the meeting was called to
order by the president of the organiza?
tion, David Meade, and that prince of
good fellows, G. C. Shepherd, the sec?
retary, read the minutes of the last
meeting, after which business was pro?
ceeded with. Major F. H. Calmes was
elected president; C. McCormick, vice
president; R. 0. Allen, treasurer, and
G. C. Shepherd, secretary. J. W. Bell
and Thos. Waters were elected mem?
bers. The monument committee was
continued. Albert Davis was substi?
tuted for H. L. D. Lewis, deceased, on
the committee of reunion of the First
and Sixth cavalry. R. O. Allen, A.
Moore, jr., and J. S. Ware were ap?
pointed to draft suitable resolutions in
respect to the memory of Eugene Davis.
An executive committee consisting of
A. Moore, jr., J. S. Ware, W. T. Mil?
ton and G. C. Shepherd was appointed.
Since the last meeting death has car?
ried off two members?H. L. D. Lewis
and Eugene Davis. While the meeting
was in session the affable and handsome
wife of the host, assisted by a number
of other fair ladies of the valley, had
prepared a feast such as they alone are
capable of preparing. The tables were
spread beneath a large canvas and
fairly groaned under the weight
I of the good things upon them.
Saddles of mountain mutton, old coun?
try ham, great dishes of fried chicken,
manmoth corn pudding, &c, were the
substantiate, while vegetables, fruits,
grapes, melons &c, were served in pro?
fusion The host presided with his
usual grace and hospitality, and that
the merry feast was enjoyed was fully
attested by the rapidity with which the
viands disappeared.
After the inner man had been satis?
fied the company adjourned to the
home and lawn in front, where a string
band discoursed sweet music, and wbere
the old soldiers regaled themselves in
smoking, "&c," singing war songs and
narrating anecdotes of the late war and
ot camp life. Interesting remarks were
made by Mr. A. Moore and a number
of others, many of the stories being
amusing, while others were of a grave
nature. Just before the close Mr. W.
C. Kennerly was called to the stand
and paid a beautiful tribute to the gal?
lant, dead of the command. As t!ie st n
was sinking behind the grand old Nor h
Mountains, and after the roll of the
company, when short remarks of those
wbo had been killed, wounded, or dis?
tinguished themselves, had been read,
a vote of thanks for the handsome man?
ner in which the company had been en?
tertained was tendered and three
hearty cheers were given the host and
retiring president, David Meade. The
meeting then adjourned to meet next
year at the residence.in Chapel district,
of the newpresident,Maj. F. H. Calmes,
and those present reluctantly left for
their homes, all having enjoyed one of
tho most delightful days in their lives.
During the day the members of the
company were grouped and photo
grasped by Barr & Griffin, photograph?
ers, of Winchester,
Your correspondent, who is a guest
at "Mount Airy," the beautiful moun?
tain resort just below Snickersville, is
indebted to' Mr. J. T. Griffith, of tbat
resort, for a delightful drive to and
from the place of the reunion.
Interpreting Revelations. ? A
small pamphlet, entitled "What Do
These Things Mean?" is being freely
distributed among the homes, partic?
ularly of workingmen, in Kansas City.
Mo. It attempts to prove that the end
of the world is at hand and the won?
derful things told in the book of Reve?
lation are about to come to pass. The
recent railroad strike is declared to be
the last- sign of prophecy. This last
sign, it declares, is distress with per?
plexity. Nations have been perplexed
before", and likewise have been dis?
tressed, but this is the first time, it is
asserted, that both calamities have
come at once. The pamphlet is pub?
lished by the International Religious
Liberty Association. No one connected
with tbe faith is able to fix the exact
day for the end of the world, but it is
stated that the present generation will
live to see it, and that most of us will
be present when the end comes.
Entered into th* rest that remaineth for
the people of God, this moroing at -1:20, Mrs.
A. M. O'NEAL, wife of Mr. L C. O'Neal, and
daughter of the late James Entwisle, in the
62nd year of her age. Relatives and friends
are invited to attend her funeral from her
l?t? residence, 911 Prince street, Monday at
5 p.m. [Southern Churchman and Washing?
ton and Baltimore papers please copy.]
The auction sale of California fruit
in London vesterday was fairly success?
The Swiss Federal Council has ap?
proved the plans of a proposed tunnel
under the Alps.
Hon. Christopher F. Fr?ser, ex-com?
missioner of public works, died sud?
denly at Toronto, Ont., yesterday of
heart disease.
General Durando died at Rome yes?
terday. He was born in 1807, and was
conspicuous as a soldier, a diplomatist
and cabinet minister between 1840 and
Chinese troops are said to be advanc?
ing upon Seoul. The Japanese deny
that there has been a serious battle at
Corea. China is said to be buying war
material in England, which is to be
surreptitiously shipped out of the coun?
try. The killing of a Presbyterian min?
ister by Chinese soldiers is confirmed.
Tha report of the Irish land commis?
sion says that the evidence before them
showed that the' Irish rents, fixed by
courts between 1881 and 1885, are now
materially excessive. The present sys?
tem, they continue, appears to impede
seriously the administration of justice
to the tenants, owing to the expense
and delays. The courts generally have
denied the tenant a share in the value
of his improvements. The commission
recommend that the occupant be no
longer compelled to pay rent on bis im?
provements. It is urged that a commis?
sion be appointed at the next session of
Parliament to inquire further into the
Virginia Populists.
At the session ot the populist State
convention at Lynchburg Thursday
night the committee on resolutions re?
ported a platform. It affirms the doc?
trine ot equal rights to all and special
privileges to none, and that the wants
of the people should formulate the laws
ofthe land; commends the "initiative
aud referendum;" charges the present
condition ofthe country to republican,
supplemented by democratic, legisla?
tion, and charges both parties with be?
traying their trusts. It denounces the
present administration for unlawfully
increasing the bonded debt of the coun?
try, reaffirms devotion to national and
State platforms of the people's party,
recognizing as of special importance
the following : A free ballot and fair
count and non-partisan election laws,
a restriction of a proper volume of cur?
rency, at least $50 per capita, by the
free and unrestricted coinage of both
gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1,
supplemented by non-interest ? bearing
legal treasury notes; equal and uniform
taxation and fostering the public school
J. Haskins Hobson was re-elected
chairman of the State central commit?
After adjournment of the State con?
vention the tenth district convention
nominated Capt. Edmund R. Cocke for
The populist district convention for
the sixth Virginia district met at Lynch
burg yesterday and nominated 0. C.
Rucker, of Bedford City, to make the
run for Congress against Major P. J.
Otey, democrat, and John Hampton
H?ge, republican nominee. Rucker is
also the nominee of the prohibitionists.
Tour to Niagara Falls via Pennsyl?
vania Railroad.
Tho next personally conducted tour to
Ning.ira Falls will leave Washington at 7 a.
in. on Saturday, the 1st of September, by a
special train of parlor cars and day coaches.
The round trip rato is $10, tickets good to
rcturu on regular trains witbin ten days aud
permitting stopon" at Watkins Glen and
Rochester in either direction, and at Buffalo
returning. au-5 3t
New York. Aug. 25.?Tho general list in
the stock market this morning was a shade
less firm than yesterday, owing to a disposi?
tion to tako profits. This is only natural,
however, in view of the rise. Among the low
priced issues Chesapeake and Ohio moved up
to '20 \j. The rise was due to tho favorable
character of the company's annual report
which shows that, despite the year's poor
business, tho road earned a surplus of $14,060
after paying all charges. At 11 o'clock the
market was rather weak in tono.
Alexandria Market, August 25.
The wholesale markets closed steady and
without change to-day. There is only a fair
demand of Flour and receipts are still liberal.
Wheat is quiet at the decline noted yosterday -
slies 49, 50, 51,52 and 53. Corn is active
at 01 to 04. Oats 35 to 39. Rye 40 to 43?
Eggs 17 to 18. Other Produce and Provi
visions are firm at full prices. Millfeed is
strong. Hay is higher.
New York, Aug. 25.?Flour?State and
Westeru dull and weak; Southern dull and
easy; common to fair extra $2 10a3 00; good
to choice do$3 00a3 50. Rye Flour quiet
and steady; superfine $2 60a3 00. Wheat
No 2 red dull aud firm; ^c higher; Sept
58%a5S^2. Rye nominal; Western 48a57.
Com?Oct?O^. Oats?No 2 quiet and firmer;
State 36a42; Western 3Ga42; Sept 33%; Oct
34!*|a34"l3. Pork quiet and firm; new mess
$15 00 to $15 25: extra prime $13 00 to
$13 50. Lard quiet and steady ; steam ren?
dered $8.05.
Baltimore, Aug. 25.?Flour dull and
unchanged. Wheat steady; No 2 red spot
and Aug 56%i56%; Sept 56%<5Ct{i ; D*c
59%a59a4;steamer No 2 red 53 bid; milling
wheat by sample 57. Corn dull; mixed spot
57 bid; southern white corn 60a61; do yel?
low 59a60. Oats quiet; No 2 white Western
3G?fcaS"; No 2 mixed do 31a35. Bye high?
er ; No 2 48. Sugar strong and active; granu.
lated $5.00.
Chicago, Aug. 25.?Wheat?Sept 54%;
Dec 57*4; May 62^. Cam?Sept 55 ; Oct
54*4; May 52"?a53. Oats?Sept 30^ ; Oct
3u7'8; May 35J-4. Pork?Sept $13 50; Jan
$13 00. Lard?Sopt $7 75; Jan $7 65.
Ribs-Sept $7 373)(,a$7 40 ; Jan $0 97V
On Summit of Blue Ridge mountains, above
Snicker's Gap, fifty miles by rail from Wash?
ington, fifteen hundred feet altitude, magnifi?
cent scenery, cooi nights and no mosquitoes.
A beautiful drive of forty minutes over a well
graded road. Comfortable carriages in charge
of J. A. Dorrell, will meet all trains. Address
Mrs. J. T GRIFFITH, Round Hill, Va.
The house will be kept open through Sep?
tember and October to accommodate those
who enjoy hunting and fishing bass in the
Shcnandoah river. aug25 lw
NICE line of UMBRELLAS, all prices,
best goods for price, at
SERVES, just received by
CANS of good Table CORN for SI,
_900 King street
TTACCINE?We have just received a rap*
V ply of fresh Vaccine Points,
Foreign News.
London, Aug. 25.?Queen Victoria
prorogued parliament to-day in a speech
closing the session.
London, Aug. 25.?A dispatch from
Shanghai reasserts that the Japanese
were defeated by the Chinese at Ping
Yang, and retreated in disorder to the
shore, where the advance of the Chinese
was check by the fire from the guns of
the Japanese fleet. The Japanese lost
1,300 men.
Weymouth, England, Aug. 25.?The
Britannia and Satanita started this
morning in the race for the Queen's
cup. The Satanita led from the start
and won the race.
Constantinople, Aug. 25.?A sea
mrtn on the Russian steamer Sebastapol,
plying between Constantinople and
Odessa, became enamored of an Amer
ic.in passenger, Miss Garrett, who
spurned him. His comrades jeered at
him until they drove him to desperation.
He shot two of them fatally with a re?
volver, battered Miss Garrett's head fo
brutally that she will die and commit?
ted suicide by jumping overboard.
Shanghai, Aug. 25?The activity of
the Chinese in hunting down Japanese
spies increases every day, and, if they
are to be believed, the coast must be
overrun with agents of the Japanese
government. Seven Japanese in Chinese
costume were arrested here to-day, and
it is given out that they will be expelled
from China, but nobody would be sur?
prised if they were treated much more
severely. The Japanese elsewhere are
subjected to very harsh treatment. On
the island of Formosa the Chinese
authorities have been decapitating
Japanese subjects, supposed to be spies,
in large numbers. According to advices
received here from Formosa fifty Japan
eso have had their heads cut off recent?
ly, after having been arrested as spies.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25.?It is
stated that the Austrian ambassador, at
t he Czar's desire, has gone to Vienna to
arrange a meeting between the Czar
aud Emperor Francis Joseph.
Paris, Aug. 25.-A statue of Joan of
Arc was unveiled on Thursday at Dom
remy, her native place, in the presence
of 20,000 pilgrims.
Tunis, Aug. 25.?An earthquake
shock occurred at four o'clock this
morning at Oedjezlbab. It lasted six
seconds. Its direction was from east to
west. No damage was done.
Ex-Speaker Reed Makes a Speech.
Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 25.?Ex
Speaker Reed made a speech here to?
day Among other things he said:
"The southern men are men of intellec?
tual power, men of intelligence and
men of learning. The difficulty with
them is that the kind of learning which
arises from a thorough know ledge of
business as it is carried on in the North
is entirely lacking. Such learning can
cot be obtained from books. It must
be obtained from the experiences of or?
dinary life. No democrat who has been
brought in contact with the great hives
of industry in the North, who has lived
in the midst of them, who has witnessed
the prosperity which they have brought
to the country, could ever permit him?
self, if left alone, to do anything which
would cause the destruction of business
or the ruin of the industries which he
sees about him. While the southern man
may have every opportunity to read in
books of the prosperity which has come
to the North, be has no conception of it
such as those who have lived in it. He
is devoted to the tbeoiies of a by-gone
day. His mind is fixed upon the prin?
ciples which were easential in the pros?
perity of his part of the country in the
days before the war."
Walthall, Mass., Aug. 25.?A ca?
noe containing Robert Kersbaw, aged
35, of Perkins street; Benjamin Ker?
sbaw, 38,'and his son, John Kersbaw, 8
years of age, was capsized in the river
this morning and all three were
drowned. The occupants of the canoe
had a dog with them, and in trying to
throw the animal overboard the frail
craft wa9 upset. The accident was wit?
nessed by a number of people, but the
three unfortunates sank so quickly that
no assistance could be rendered. The
boy's body was recovered within a few
minutes, but efforts to resuscitate him
were unavailing.
Portsmouth, O., A.ug. 25.?Word
reached here this morning of the drown?
ing of four persons twelve miles north
of this village. Adam A. Parrett, ex
county commissioner, and his wife
and three children, riding in a spring
wagon, attempted to ford the Scioto
river, it being very low, but the team
struck a sink hole and all the occu?
pants of the wagon were drowned ex?
cept a twelve-year-old boy, who man?
aged to get to shore.
Debs Again on the Stand.
Chicago, Aug. 25.?President Debs,
of the A. R. U., was recalled at the be?
ginning of to-day's session of the
national labor commission. He pro?
duced a letter substantiating his state?
ment that the now famous expression,
"Save yonr money and buy a gun" was
not his but that of his stenographer, L.
P. Benedict, and was by the latter used
only in a spirit of badinage. The letter
declares that the expression was a com?
mon one in the office of Butte, Mont.,
from which Mr. Benedict came. Mr.
Debs was then asked the question: "Do
you believe it justifiable to tie up the
commerce of the country in order to
obtain redress for a comparatively small
body of men," to whioh he replied :
"That depends. For a small grievance^
I do not think it would be justifiable;
for one affecting a large number of men,
I think it would be."
The Pythian Encampment,
j Washington, Aug. 25. All the tents
i of the Pythian Camp on the monument
1 grounds have been erected and every
thing is in readiness there for the visit?
ing organizations. Pythian officers are
much disappointed over the prospect of
a comparatively small attendance at
the encampment. This is attributed to
two reasons?the failure of moat of the
railroad companies to make a low rate
and the desire of many people who
would otherwise attend, to witness the
Grand Army encampment at Pittsburg
next month. The crowded streets tes?
tify that although there may be fewer
visitors than was expected, they make
a noticeable addition to the ordinary
Fight with Desperadoes.
Chicago, Aug. 25.?The two desper?
adoes who shot and killed Detective
Owens, of the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul Railway while he was resisting
their attempted hold-up of a freight
train on that road last night, were sur?
rounded this morning in Wiggins's
wood, about 20 miles north of this city.
Detective Owens and special officer
McGrath were fatally shot in attempt?
ing to arrest them. The outlaws made
their escape, but are now said to be sur?
Fleecing a Life Insurance Company.
Omaha, Neb. Aug. 25.?The Omaha
Life Insurance Association claims that
for months past it has beeu the victim
of the ingenuity of a Richmond, Va.,
physician named Charles W. Carring
ton, who fleeced them out of $485. It ap?
pears that Carrington made a bargain
to examine Virginians who wanted life
insurance. The company alleges he
piled up 463 applications in a short
time, every one with a fat fee attached
for himself. These applications have
been all discovered to be bogus.
Strike of Printers.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 25.?Owing
to a general reduction of 15 per cent,
local typographical union No. 23 to day
ordered a strike of employes of the
Evening Wisconsin working at tho
printing and allied trades. Trades
unions of the city?30,000 men strong
?have taken up the fight and will boy?
cott the paper.
Nicaragua Defiant.
New Orleans, Aug. 25.?From in
farrnation received by the steamer (iu>
ni of the Southern Pacific line, which
vessel arrived last night, the Nicara?
guas government has defied the gov?
ernments of both the United States and
Great Britain and has taken into cus?
tody representatives of both nations.
Steamer Burned.
Salem, Mass, Aug. 25.?Tito wrecked
steamer City of Portsmouth, which wont on
Little Ai|iia Vita ledge last evening \vm hum
e?l to tho water's edge early this morning.
Tho occupants were barely able to cscapo to a
tug. They saved nothing.
The strike among the coal miners at
B^lt, Mont., has ended with the compa?
nies closing dowu all mines perma?
Thursday night a party of Indian.-?
surrounded the home of Albert Jack?
son, in Cedar county, Choctaw nation.
He was taken out in the yard where he
was shot fifty times.
Two masked men attempted to rob
the crew of a freight train on the Chi?
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road at.
Deerfield, 111., last night. In the run?
ning fight with revolvers that followed
a special oflicer was killed. Both of
the robbers escaped.
Mrs.Wm. Cannon, of Sugar Loaf, Pa.,
while temporarily insane, yesterday
placed pans green in the collee and;
bread in sufficient quantities to make
death of those of her iamily who par?
took certain. A number of goats hap?
pened to be the first to get the bread!
and their death aroused suspicion.
Mrs. Cannon then threw herself out of
the window. She is now in a precari?
ous condition.
weight to eight 5c packages, for sale at
25c by_ J. C. MILBUKN.
LEN'S. A fresh supply received TO
DAY fr.m the Springs, 30 cents per gallon
SHIRTS, two collars with each, just re
ceived by AMOS B. 8LAYMAKER.
?.rt: DEE TEA just received bv
POWDER just received by
linen, 3 for 50c, at
SCREEN DOORS, Window Screens, Fly
Traps, Dog Muzzles and Fly Fans at
KJ \J 1893 packing, received today by
_900 King street.
MOXTICELLO CLARET $2.75 a dozen;
25c a bottle. H. C. WALLACE,
_900 King street.
DRESS GINGHAMS, fast color. redu<ed
from 8 to 6V? at_SLAYMAKER's.
"CHLORITE', only 25c. Will cure
chapped hands and rough skin.
qualities, for sale by
EVERY FAMILY should have a bottle of
CHOLERA SPECIFIC in the house;
price 15 cents at LUNT & ALLEN's.
BLOATERS just received by
received to-day hy
EXTEA choice new dairy butter
just received by
guaranteed quality, 12Jfcc, at

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