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WEDNESDAY EVENING. OCf. 2, 1896.
According to a dispatch from Port?
land, Maine, the anti-liquor law there
has had the same effect as it is report?
ed to have had in Loudouo county in
this State. The dispatch referred lo
says: ''Anybody who knows the
ropes can get all the liquor he wants
in this town. In fact there is more
drunkenness here than in many cities
of the same t-ize where the saloons are
legally open." There is still a faint
spirit of personal liberty lingering in
this count y, and it induces those
who entertain it, whether they use or
do not us? liquor, to resent the attempt
of others to prescribe what they shall
eat and drink. And people's tastes,
natural or acquired, can not be chang?
ed by human laws. If a man be fool
enough to drink so much as to hurt, or
even annoy, others, let bim be punish?
ed for it, but because th-re are such
fools, is no good reason why sensible
men should be prohibited from taking
a glass of beer, wine or grog, when
they feel in need of a stimulant.
When the Confederate monument
in Chicago was dedicated last summer,
General Schofield, whose last official
act was a public exhibition of petty
spite, wrote a letter, in which he said :
: The flag of the confederate states
should never again be unfurled or
given to the breeze, even at a reunion
of con federate soldiers." He didn't even
capitalize the words Confederate States
At Chickamauga, more recently, Gov.
Woodbury of Vermont said the Con?
federates were "wrong" and that their
children should be so taught; and now
the commander of the Pennsylvania
Department of the G. A. R. says, "as
long as the Southern people teach
their children that their cause was a
righteous one, there is little hope of
their becoming patriots." So now
as ever, the forgiving and forgetting
must be all on one side, and that, even
according to Colonel Icgerao 1, the r gl t
If Mb. Martin shall prove as wise e
man in the U. S. Senate as he is out of
it, he will be one of the safest represen?
tatives Virginia ever had in that body.
He not only opposes the unwise propo?
sition to make the currency question a
factor in the approaching State elec
tior, which has notbiug to do with it,
but he also opposes the even more in?
discreet idea of allowing non residents
of the State to come here and preach
the administration's views on that ques
t'on. There is no danger of democratic
success in Virginia, if the democratic
voters be let alone. They require no
unasked advice from outsiders. If the
administration be really interested in
the success of the party that elected it,
let it manifest that interest in Mary?
land, Kentucky and New York, in all
of which States the democrats not only
need assistance, but need it badly.
Every man with human sensibilities
regrets General Mahone's illness and
probable death, and certainly no such
man would now detract from any mer?
it to which ho is entitled; but even his
most devoted friends must regret the
publications of the ignorant scribblers
who make his illness the occasion for
reiterating the utterly groundless state?
ment that General Lee would have
given him the command of the Confed?
erate army if any thing had happened
to himself, and who make the equally
erroneous assertion that he is a blue
blooded Virgiuia aristocrat and that the
Southern Senators opposed the pur?
chase of his lot by the government.
The criminal expenses of Virginia
amounted to thirty thousand dollars
when the assessed value of her proper?
ty was six hundred million dollars, and
though that value has now been de?
creased to one half, her criminal ex?
penses amount to a quarter of a million.
When the legislature shall assemble, it
is hoped it may be able to devise some
means by which the honest people of
the State may not be taxed to death to
pjy the cost of trying and imprisoning
her thieves and other sorts of rascals;
and by far the best, would be a return
to the old, cheap and effective method
of the whipping post.
If vox populi be vox Dei, as some
demagogues assert and more simple?
tons believe, why should not the voters
of this country be permitted to take a
direct part in the election of all their
officers, national, State, and municipal
and why should some of the newspa?
pers and preachers of Richmond oppose
tie demands of the labor party there,
that the police force of that city be
chosen by a popular election, as some of
the other city officers are ? But this is
a humbug age.
If Senator Tillman be the director
general of the convention to amend
the constitution of the State of
South Carolina, as he is said to be, that
he is not as . bad a man as some have
supposed, is proved by the action of
that convention in prohibiting divorces
and in imposing both a property and
an educational qualification upon sof.
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington, Oct. 2.
A dispatch from Atlanta says the
executive committee of the exposition
have adopted resolutions declaring that
new hotels are all completed, are neat?
ly and comfortably furnished and are
in successful operation; that the rates
charged at these hotels are from two to
five dollars a day; that huodreds of
rooms in private houses in the be;t
parts of the city, including Peachtne
street, can be had at 75 cents to $1 a
day; and that it would be hard to cite a
similar occasion in the history of the
country where the public was better or
more speedily served in the matter of
The first eucharistic congress of tbe
Catholic Church of the United States
held in America began this morning at
St. Patrick's Church. It was a mot t
impressive occasion and drew an audi?
ence that crowded the handsome edi?
fice to the doors. The services were
not merely attractive in that they
marked the onening of the congress,
but because they brought together
nearly every member of the episcopacy
of the church and also dedicated the
new St. Patrick's, which, after a tho?
rough renovation, was opened to-day
and presented the most beautiful church
interior in Washington. The pontifi?
cal representative and celebrant of the
mass was Mons'gnor Satolli, the apos
tolic delegate. Gathered about the
beautifully illuminated altar were the
dignitaries of the Catholic Church in
America, dressed in their purple robes
and baret'as. The mass was concluded
with a sermon by Bishop Keane. His
subject was "Friendship," and he
likened the members of the Eucharistic
League to the Apostlep, whom Christ
called his friends. The first session of
the Congress began this afternoon at
the Catholic University, and to-night
at eight o'clock there will be a solemn
adoration of the sacrament at St.
At Independence, Grayson county,
Va., D. C. Mallory was appointed post?
master to-day, vice M. E. Porterfield,
This morning General Mahone was
reported to ba still in the condition, in
which he was found Monday morning.
He haB not recovered the use of his
organs of speech, but retains sufficient
consciousness to recognize those about
him. His family and his physician
have no hope of his recovery.
Postmaster General Wilson left here
this morning for Philadelphia to wit
ness the launchiog of the new govern?
ment vessel, the Brooklyn.
Commonwealth's Attorney Johnston
of Alexandria county, here to-day, sajs
that so far as the county part of the
district is concerned, Mr. Barley will be
the democratic nominee for the legisla?
A tract of eighty acres of land im?
mediately west of Arlington has been
divided into town lots. At the present
rate it will not be long before the whole
of Alexandria county will be divided
into town lots. The line of the Wash?
ington and Falls Church railroad is
being fenced in, but not the ends.
Secretary Carlisle, in accordance
with the administration's wishes, will
not go to Kentucky and say a word in
favor of the democratic ticket in that
State; but be has accepted an invita?
tion to attend the banquet of the re?
form club at Boston, Massachusetts, od
the 12ih inst., and will be the principal
speaker at the feast.
A prominent democratic politician
from Maryland, here to-day, says the
only uncertainty about the success
of the democratic ticket in his State
next month lies in the number of the
A. P. A's. and the Junior Order of
American Mechanics, who preach thai
Catholicism and democracy are synony?
mous terms. He says the democratic
administration is not doing a thing to
help the democrats there and does not
intend to. Maryland and Louisiana,
he says, were the only Southern States
that voted the Know Nothing ticket,
and the feeling that made them do so
still lingers in the former.
Mr. Miller, commissioner internal
revenue, says there has been a great
increase in the receipts of bis office
recently, and that he expects they
will average six hundred thousand dol?
lars a day for the remainder of the year.
It has been pretty well determined
by the republican leaders that as it will
be unwise to antagonize the brewers,
from whom come much of their cam?
paign funds, they will attempt to re
impose the wool tax, and let beer alone.
A democrat from Madison county,
Virginia, here to-day says, the demo?
cratic party in the legislative district
composed of that and Greene county
has been divided by a tolt in
each, but that be thinks the
straight ticket will still be elected.
He says the people there are
more interested about the proposed
Chesapeake and West Virginia Bail
road than they are about politics, and
that according to a resurvey the line ol
that road will run through Madison
Fight in Bockingham.?Three men
wounded is the result of tn
attempt of a sheriff's posse of
ten men, headed by John F.
Lewis, of Lynnwood, to capture Fennel
Morris and his family. They live near
Port Republic, and are constant law
breakers. They were arrested this
time on a warrant charging them with
resisting officers. Fennel and his family
succeeded on a former occasion in re?
pulsing a posse that attempted his cap?
ture. When the party surrounded his
house Monday night a dance was in
John Morris, the father of Fennel,
was the first to come out of the house.
He was surprised by the posse and told
to surrender. Instead of doing so he
commenced to shoot, but struck no
one. One of the posse shot him in the
side. About this time some of the
dancers took a hand, and the firing be?
came general, about twenty-five shots
After the shooting John Morris, his
wife and John Bothgel were arrested.
None of the law breakers was injured
except John Morris, but two of the
posse were hurt. One of them, Samuel
H. Lewis, receiving a ball in the side,
and Sherman Shifflett receiving a pistol
bullet and a load of tnrkey shot in the
An attempt was made to rescue the
prisoners alter the posse had proceeded
about a mile, but it was repulsed.
None of the wounds inflicted are serioup.
The prisoners were taken to Harrison
burg yesterday and lodged in the coun?
ty j'ail. _ _
Rev. J. B. T. Eeed, one of the oldest
citizens of the Winchester vicinity, died
yesterday, aged eighty-nine years. Mr.
Beed was mayor of the town during the
late war. He was a prominent Mason
and pne of the oldest in the State,
NEWS OF THE DAL
The Chinese government has accord?
ed full satisfaction to France for the at?
tack upon the Freuch missions in China.
It is said lhat Col. W. C. P. Breckin
ridgb is already a full Hedged candidate
for Congress from the Ashland, Ky.,
district in 1896.
Chief Justice Alvey, in Washington
yesterday, admi ted Capt. Henry How
gate to bail in $15,000 pending the de?
cision of bis case in the Court of Ap?
It is reported in Constantinople that
the envoys of Great Britain, France and
Russia will shortly receive instructions
from their governments to resume ne?
gotiations with the Porte regarding the
At Mount Vernon, Ky., yesterday
the jury gave Rev. W. G. Capp3 two
years in the penitentiary for shooting
his wife five times some three months
ago. She had applied for divorce on
account of cruel treatment.
A movement was put on foot in New
York yesterday to revise the committee
of seventy, or to create a similar body
to take the steps necessary to bring
about a union of all antf-Tammany
forces. This movement is inspired by
the action of the Good Government
Club's convention Monday night iu
nominating a ticket against the advice
of a majority of the executive com?
The Spanish warship Cristobal Colon,
a second-class cruiser, has been wreck?
ed in the Gulf of Guadiva. not a great
distance from Hnvana. Reports as to
the cause of the disaster are conflicting,
but the authorities state she was driven
upon a reef in a cyclone. Insurgents
intimate that the cruiser was blown up
by a torpedo in the same manner in
which they claimed the cruiser Bar
costequi was destroyed a few weeks
ago. It is believed that all the crew of
200 men were saved.
It is said thatan important programme
and policy are to be discussed in
Washington to-day in secret conclave
by the Catholic archbishops of the
Uaited States. The plan involves the
arraignment of Hon. Hoke Smith, Sec.
retary of the. Iaterior, for UDj'ust dis?
crimination in the administration of
Indian affairs; and there is great pos?
sibility that the motives and forces of a
new political agency are about to be
set working. Mgr. Stephan is the
prime mover and advocate of the new
policy. He claims there have been
gross irregularities in the administration
of Indian affairs by government officials.
He wants the church to enter politics.
THE DUHR AN Y CASE.
When the Durrant trial was resumed
at San Francisco yesterday Judge Mur?
phy created a sensation by announcing
that one of the jurors had told him
that some one had spoken to him
about the case. Juror Truman was
then called to the stand. He stated
that on Thursday last, while riding
with Juror Crocker in a car, Henry J.
McCoy, secretary ot the Young Men't
Christian Association, who entered the
car, said to bim : "If you don't hang
him (meaning Durrant) we will hang
Truman said the remark was prob
ably made in an off-hand manner, but
he thought it his duty to biing the
matter before the attention of the
court. Judge Murphy thereupon is
sued an order for McCoy to be brought
before him on Thursday next.
During the examination of the wit?
nesses in the case yesterday the prose?
cution brought out the fact that mem?
bers of the signal corp3 to which Dur?
rant belonged had contributed to a
fund for the prisoner's defense.
The defense proved by four witness?
es that Adolph Oppenheim, the pawn?
broker, who says Durrant tried to sell
him one of Blanche Lamont's rings, is
not infallible as an identifying witness.
Durrant's attorneys recently had four
young men vis-it Oppenheim with ar;i
cles of jewelry, ostensibly to pawn
them. When he gave his testimony
against Durrant Oppenheim was asked
about these visitors, and gave descrip?
tions of them which were altogether at
variance with the appearance of the
young meD, who were called to the
stand yesterday morning.
The roll call at the lecture delivered
at 10 o'clock on the 4th of Apiil at
Cooper College, with Durrant marked
present, wa3 introduced, and it was in
conneciion with it that the court ruled
out the inferrential testimony. It is
probable that the prosecution will have
to put on the seventy-four studeuts of
Durrant's class and endeavor to find
who answered for the alleged mur?
The preliminaries of the triennial
council of the Protestant Episcopal
Church, which assembled at Min?
neapolis to-day for a three weeks'
session, were inaugurated with a
meeting of the joint committee
of bishops, clerics and laymen appoint?
ed oy the council of 1S92 to revise the
constitution and canons of the denomi?
The report of this body was complet?
ed and distributed to the delegates
several months ago, but some of its
features, especially those dealing with
matters in which the laity are directly
concerned, have aroused so much hos?
tility and adverse criticism that it is
possible some radical changes may be
made before the report is presented to
the council. At yesterday's session of
the committee, which was held in
secret, the lay members were present
in force. Published reports to the ef?
fect that among the new recommenda?
tions would be one changing the name
of the denomination were characterized
as "unqualifiedly false."
Many of the bishops will be missed
from the present council. Bishop Wil?
liams, of Connecticut, who, by virtue
of seniority, would have presided over
the house of Bishops, is too feeble to
make the trip. The next in authority,
Bishop Clatk, of Rhode Island, is
similarly circumstanced, and so the
bishops will have as presiding officer
their brother Whipple, of the Minnesota
diocese. Bishop Wilmer, of Alabama,
telegraphs that the weight of years
prevents him from making the journey
and Bishop Thompson, of Mississippi,
will be also absent.
Mr. Wm. L. Royall presented to
Judge Coleman at Powhatan Court?
house yesterday a petition, asking for
a writ of error and new trial in the case
of Solomon Marable, who is under sen?
tence to be hung for the murder of
Mrs. Pollard, of Lunenburg. Judge
Coleman promptly denied the writ, as
he did in the case3 of the negro wom?
en, and the case now goes to the Su*
preme Court. In his petition Marable
adheres to bis white-man story. 1
A big fire is raging in the Dismal
Mr. A. H. Peny, one of Manchester's
oldest citizens, died yesterday.
Sixty more hands were taken into the
navy yard at Norfolk yesterday on
Col. H. J. Williams has declined the
fusion nomination for the House of
Delegates in Augusta county. .
Drr W. P. F. Randolph, son of Rev.
John T. Randolph, of Verdant Lawn,
Albermarle county, died yesterday.
The Granby Street Methodist Episco?
pal Church building, in Norfolk, has
been sold to the First Baptist Cburch
Mr. Lewis Moore, sr., of Philadel?
phia, and formerly of Fredericksburg,
died yesterday in Baltimore, where he
The tenth annual exhibition of Shen
andoah county agricultural society
opened at Woodstock yesterday, and
promises to be a success.
Pensions have been issued to John
Price, deceased. Alantbus, Culpeper
county. Original widows, &c.?Martha
Price, Alanthus, Culpeper county.
Rev. C. R. Haines, rector of St. Paul's
Protestant Episcopal Church, Peters?
burg, has resigned on account of ill
health, to take effect January 1st.
Representative Swanson thinks that
Gen. J. A. Walker will succeed Gen.
Mahone as chairman of the State re?
publican committee, should the latter
Stulz, Lisberger & Co., large tobacco
manufacturers of Dauville, who do an
extensive business in the South and
West, assigned yesterday. Liabilities
Frcst on Wednesday night did much
dan? ago to the tobacco crop in lower Vir?
ginia. All standing tobacco was de?
stroyed. It is est i mated that this will
be about one-tbird of the crop in Vir?
The resignation of Col. Rives, of Al
bemarlc, from the position of superin?
tendent of the Panama Railroad Com?
pany will be forwarded to New York
by the steamer Allianca, which sails
from Colon October 4.
Dr. George C. Rowlings, a former
personal friend and physician of Edgar
Allan Poe and one of the most interest?
ing figures in Richmond, died there
yesterday. DeceAsed was a recluse,
and without any known reason had not
been out of his room for ten years. He
was formerly prominent in Virginia
medical and literary circles.
0*'ing to an insufficiency of evidence
to convict, upon instructions of the
District Attorney, J. J. Trice, ex-post
master of Fredericks Hall, Louisa
county, and T. E. Beckham, the pre?
sent incumbent ofthat office, who were
charged with making unlawful returns
of the cancellation of stamps made by
them, were discharged Monday by
United States Commissioner FlegeD
An 11-year-old son of Dr. C. H. Ku
per, of Orange, died Sunday at his
father's residence, in that county, from
drinking too much apple braDdy. He
attended a picnic and fish-fry Satur?
day, and while the older members of
the party were hauling seine he got to
the jug of liquor, and drank himseli
into unconsciousness. As soon as bis
condition was discovered medical aid
was summoned, but all efforts to save
him proved fruitless.
South Carolina Constitution.?
The report of the suffrage committee
of the South Carolina constitutional
convention was made last night. It
provides for the registration of quali?
fied voters. The qualifications of elect?
ors, given in the iollowing section, are
regarded as practically disqualifying
the majority of the negroes, on account
of the educational and property re?
The person applying for registration
must be able to read and write any sec?
tion in this constitution, or must show
that he owns and pays taxes on $300
wjrth of property in South Carolina;
provided, that at the first registration
under the constitution and up to Jan
u iry 1,1898, all male persons of votiDg
a ;e who can read a clause in the col -
s itution or understand and explain ii
when read to them by the registration
officer, shall be eligible to register and
become electors. A separate record of
every illiterate person thus registered,
sworn to by the registration officer,
shall bo Gled, one copy with the clerk
of the court and one in the office of the
secretary of S ate on or before Jan?
uary 1, 1S9S, and such person shall re?
main during his lifetime a qualified
elector unless convicted of some dis?
qualifying crime. The certificate of
the clerk of court or the secretary of
State shall be sufficient evidence to es?
tablish the right of said class of citi?
zens to registration and the franchise.
The convention, after a hard fight,
by a vote of 86 to 49 adopted a section
of the constitution forbidding the grant?
ing of divorces for any cause whatever
and not allowing recognition of di?
vorces granted in other States. South
Carolina occupies a unique position,
being the only State which has no di?
vorce law and has never had.
State Politics.?Tho Richmond
correspondent of the Petersburg Appeal
says the democrats have made about
half of their nominations for the legis?
lature. As anticipated in this corre?
spondence several weeks ago ninc
tenths of the nominees are new men.
Few of them are known outside of their
own counties or cities. A visitor to the
hall of the House next winter will see
few old and familiar faces. There a' e
no great issues to bring out men of
legislative experience and consequently
most of the nominations are given to
anyone who will accept. The man
who comes to the general assembly on
a salary of $360 for the session loses
money unless he is one who refuses to
spend anything in bis canvass, boards at
a private house after he gets here and
declines to treat his friends. It is not
an unusual thing for the members of
the legislature to spend here during the
session several hundred dollais more
than they receive for their services.
The retirement of Hon. John L. Hurt
from the Senate will make a vacancy in
the office of president pro tempore
which be has filled for a number of
terms. Mr. Hurt was the oldest mem ?
ber in point of service. The next to.
him is Senator Lovenstein, of Rich?
mond, who will probably be elected to
the position. In fact, no one else is
mentioned except Senator Srubbs, who
probably would not oppose his friend.
Lieutenant Governor Kent is not ex?
pected to stay here very much next
winter and the president pro tempore
will have to preside most of the time.
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
Fairfax, C. H., Oct. 2.?A reunion
of ex-Confederates was held here to?
day. The weather was fine and there
was a large turnout of the people.
Generals Bradley T. Johnson, Wade
Hampton and Eppa Hu a ton and Major
Holmes Conrad had accepted invita?
tions to be present and make speeches,
but none of them came and their ab?
sence caus. (1 great disappointment
Mr. B. W. Moore was called upor,
however, and made an excellent ad?
dress, which was heartily enjoyed and
frequently applauded. He was follow?
ed by Col. Edmund Berkeley, who
read an original poem. Mr. R. E. Lee,
jr., then closed the meeting with a
stirring speech, in which he acquitted
himself most creditably and which won
most favorable comment. Indeed, the
crowd were satisfied that their home
rnleot was equal to any emergency
and well filled the gap caused by the
absence of the "big guns." After Mr.
Lee's speech dancing was held at Farr's
Mill. The best of order prevailed
throughout the day and everybody had
a good time.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 2.?The
celebration of holy communion with
which the triennial convention of the
Episcopal Church was ushered in this
morning was the most imposing ever
witnessed in a church of that denomi?
nation on this continent. Sixty bishops
attired in vestments of snowy white,
with bcods of scarlet, purple and blue,
occupied the chancel of St. Geth?
semane, which was brilliantly illumi?
nated with candles and fragrant with
floral olfrtrings. Eight hundred cleri?
cal and lay delegates and local church?
men occupied the pews in the body of
the church while toe front seats of the
temporary galleries were tilled with the
wives and daughters of the visitors. At
the opening notes of the processional
hymn, "Forward be Our Watchword,"
the head of the procession moved from
Knickerbocker Hall, and, crossing the
lawn, entered the edifice through the
main aislo. The bishops of Kansas and
Indiana, aDd the juniors of the Episco?
pal Lords, led the column and the
senior bishop3 brought up the tear, the
delegates from Canada being given a po
sition of honor between Bishops Whipple
and Coxe, the two seniors in attendance.
When the bishops had taken their
places the communion service was be?
gun by the reading of the epistle by
Bishop Neely, of Maine. The gospel
was read by the Aw&hbishop of Buptrts
Land, aud the alms were received by
Assistant Bishop Gilbert, of Minnesota,
in a golden bowl valued at several
thousand dollars, which was brought
from England many years ago. Bishop
Whipple was the celebiant of holy
communion and every bishop aud dele?
gate approached the Lord's table. The
service was fully choral, the chants
and hjmus being rendered by a sur
pliced m ?le choir of fifty voices. After
the rciding of the gospel, the annual
sermon was delivered by Right Rev.
Bishop Cox, of the diocese of Western
New York. The service commenced at
11 o'clock, and it was after one when
Bishop Tuttle, of Missouri, pronounc?
ed the benediction. The Houses of
Bi?bops and Deputies will meet for or
gunizition at 3 o'clock.
London, Oct. 2.?A dispatch from
Capetown says that Bishop Maples, of
Nyassaland, and a companion, Rev.
Joseph Williams, a mi sionary, were
drowned in Lake Nyassa on September
12tb, aDd that Rev. Mr. Atlay, a mis?
sionary and son of the Bishop of Here?
ford, was recently murdered on the
Zimbesi river by natives.
Mrs. Langtry has made a formal de?
mand upon the Union Bank for the
sum of ?40,000, the value of the jewels
she deposited with the bank which
were subsequently surrendered by the
bank to a stranger upon bis presenta?
tion of a forged order.
Burning of a Young Ladies' College.
Woodville, Miss., Oct. 2.?The Ed?
ward McGhee school for girls, one of
the finest institutions in the south, was
destroyed by fire last night. There
were 75 young ladies in the college
buildings, besides the teachers and
their families. A panic ensued and
several of the youug women who at?
tempted to dash down through the
blinding smoke were overcome, and
but for the speedy arrival of help would
have sufficated. The windows and fire
escapes of the building were filled with
a screaming crowd of young women in
all varieties of dishabille and their
rescue was effected with much trouble.
It is believed that no lives were lost.
The building is a total loss.
An Important 'Witness Discovered.
San Francisco, Oct. 2.?The prose?
cution in the Durrant case has al. last
found a witness whose evidence it be?
lieves will establish beyond all room
for doubt that Durrant accompanied
Blanche Lamont to Emmanuel Church
the fatal afternoon in April. He is
Harry E. Snook, assistant manager of
an undertaking company. He believes
be met Durrant and Blanche Lamout
together on Bartlet street between 22d
street and Emmanuel Church at about
4 o'clock the afternoon of April 3. The
information obtained is considered of
the greatest importance, and it is be?
lieved Snook's testimony will settle all
doubt about Durrant taking the girl to
Murder, Robbery and Arson.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2.?A fire alarm
was sounded at 11 o'clock last night for
a small blaze iu a restaurant at 23d and
Olive streets. When the firemen ar?
rived they found the proprietor of the
place, Jacob Goldman, a feeble old
man, lying on the floor and bleeding
from many wounds. He had been
stabbed and beaten into insensibility.
The money drawer was gone and the
place had been fired by the robbers.
Goldman was taken to the hospital,
wh< ti be died at midnight. He was a
mau of scientific attaiuments and an
exile from Hungary for political reasons.
Storni on the British Coast.
London, Oct. 2.?Terrific gales pre?
vailing along the British coasts are
causing a number of disasters. Sever?
al laige vessels have been blown
ashore and owing to the tremendous
sea great difficulty was experienced by
the life Faying corps in rescuing the
crews. In one instance the boat con?
taining the rescuers and the rescued
disappeared afterward and it is believ?
ed that all have been drowned. A
number of tugs and other small craft
have also foundered or been wrecked,
but no loss of life is reported.
Philadelphia, Oct. 2.?-The U. S.
armored cruiser Brooklyn was launched
from Cramp's shipyard into the Del*
ware river at 1:08 this afternoon with
the usual accompaniment of the noise
furnished by shrieking steam whistles
and the cheers of at lea-?t 15,000 specta?
tors, including many government offi?
cials. Mayor Schieren, of Brooklyn,
attend the launch, and Miss Schieren
christened the new warship. The
Brooklyn is said to be the finest and
most effective ship of war in the world.
She is 460 feet, six inches long, 64 feet
beam, and has a mean draught of 24
feet. Her cruising displacement is
9,158 tons and the maximum indicated
horse power (estimated) is expected to
be 16,000. The contract for the Brook?
lyn calls for a maintained speed of at
least twenty knots an hour for four
The next launch of a vessel at Cramp's
will be the battleship Iowa.
Worcester, Mass., Oct. 2.?The
Massachusetts democratic State con?
vention was held to-day, and was call?
ed to order by John W. Corcoran,
chairman of the State committee, who
was named as the temporary chairman
of the convention. The committee on
permanent organization reported, nam?
ing Hon. Josiah Quincy, of Boston, for
permanent chairman, who delivered an
The following ticket was nominated :
For Governor, Geo. F. Williams; Lieu?
tenant Governor, James S. Grinnell;
Secretary of State, Edward J. Flynn;
Treasurer, Eben S. Stevens; Auditor,
Alfred C. Whitney ; Attorney General,
Henry F. Hurlbut._
Past Trip of the St. Louis.
New Yobk, Oct. 2 ?The American
liner St. Louis arrived at Southampton
this morning after a remarkably fast
passage, cutting her owu record down
about five hours, beating the record < f
the Paris of the same line by about 3?
hours, and failing by only two hours
and 30 minutes to equal the record of 6
days, 10 hours and 55 minutes, which is
held by the Hamburg-American liner
The Rambler bicycle academy in
Brooklyn, was burned to-day together
with 500 bicycles valued at $80,000.
Lieutenant Peary, whose last polar
expedition was a failure, declares be
will never again try to find the north
In the congressional election being
held in the Augusta, Georgia, district
to-day, it is believed that Black, dem.,
will badly defeat Watson, populist.
A rumor was in circulation at Minne?
apolis yesterday that George W. Van
derbilt would give a large sum of
money toward the establishment of a
Protestant Episcopal seminary in
Washington, D. C.
It is claimed that a sufficient number
of populists in the Texas legislature
have joined forces with the minority to
defeat the anti-prize fight bill. If this
report be true it settles the fate of the
bill beyond a doubt.
Lady Aileen Wyndham Quin and
Lady Rachel Wyndbam-Quin, the
daughters of Lord Duuraven, sailed
from New York for Europe to-day on
the steamer Teutonic. George L. Wat?
son, the designer of Valkyrie III, Cap
taios Cranfield and Sycamore and the
entire crew of the racer also went by
Fire which originated in the livery
barn of J. O. Davis, at Cambridge, O.,
at 1 o'clock this morning, caused a loss
of $200,000 before it was got under con?
trol. The arrival of assistance from
Zanesyille, Newark and Barnesville pre?
vented the destruction of the entire
town. A man named Frank Law, em?
ployed at the livery, was fouud buried
in the burning ruins.
John Czech, alias Fish John, the Hacken
fack river fisherman, who shot and killed his
wife on June 3 last, will i>j hanged in the
Hudson county ja;l, Jersey City, to-morrow
morning at 10 o'c'oek.
The schooner Chester B Jones, which was
supposed to havo foundered, arrived at Sault
sto Marie, Mich., late last night.
The Illinois Central Bailroad Company will
build a new 81,000,000 steel bridge across
the Illinois river at La Sallo, 111.
Court of Appeals at Staunton.
Burke vs. Shaver. From Rocking
ham Circuit Court. Argued and sub?
Bowman, trustee, vs. Flavin. From
Augusta Court. Dismissed for failure
to furnish appeal bond.
Houcks's administrator vs. Dunham
& Keanforte. From Rockingbam Cir?
cuit Court. Partly argued, and con?
tinued until to-day.
The court will probably adjourn on
the 10th instant.
Philadelphia Fires.?The four
story building at the northeast corner
of Broad and Noble streets, Philadel?
phia, occupied by Horn, Brannon, For
sythe & Co., manufacturers of gas and
electrical fixtures, was totally destroy?
ed by fire last night. The loss is es?
timated at $100,000; fully insured. The
firm employed about 250 men.
The extensive sheds in the brick
yards of A. H. Dingee, covering nearly
eighteen acres of ground in the neigh?
borhood of Twenty-third and Cumber?
land streets, were completely destroyed
by fire last night. The boiler and en?
gine houses and thousands of feet of
lumber were consumed, entailing a loss
of $85,000; insured.
Sparks from the burning sheds set
fire to the stable of F. Hahn, on Harold
street, and before the flames were sub?
dued Dearly the entire row of frame
houses adjacent and a number of others
on Huntingdon street, near by, were
destroyed. Fifteen families were made
homeless. The losses from this fire will
aggregate over $100,000, upon which
there is very little insurance.
The Texas Legislature.?The
Texas legislature met yesterday. The
Governor, 'n his message, reviewed the
laws against prize fighting in Texas,
calling attention to the errors therein,
and closed by saying: ''All persons
have been given notice that the Cor
bett-Fitzsimmons exhibition would not
be permitted; that whatever has been
done by its projectors was with full re?
sponsibility for the consequences. The
public interests require that this exhi?
bition especially should be suppressed."
He recommends a law making prize
fihting without gloves a felony.
There is a strong lobby present from
Dallas, and leaders of it claim to.have
votes enough in the House to defeat the.
Several bills, strictly anti-prize fight,
were introduced in both Houses, and
adjournment was had until to-day.
At Cornwall, England, on September 29,
Mrs. james a. DUCKWORTH, daughter of
the late Eev. Dr. C. Minnigerode, >
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL.
Nzw Yosk, Oct. 2.?A belief that the gold
shipments aie over for the season led to a
more confident feeling at the Stock Exchange
this morning. At 11 o'clock tho market was
B a i.T im ob e, Oct. 2.?Yirjrinia Century
Wholesale Prices in Alexandria
Flour Extra. 2 75 a 3 00
Family. 3 60 a 3 75
Fancy brands. 3 75 a 4 25
Wheat, longberry. 0 58 a 0 02
Fnitz.. 0 58 a 0 61
Mixed. .. 0 58 a 0 60
Fair. 0 53 a 0 55
Damp and touch. 0 50 a 0 52
Corn, white . 0 40 a 0 41
Yellow . 0 40 a 0 41
Corn Meal. 0 48 a 0 50
Eye. 0 38 a 0 40
Oats, mixed. 0 24 a 0 26
Damp. 0 20 a 0 22
White. 0 28 a O 3<>
Butter, Virginia, packed... 0 15 a 0 17
Choice Virginia. 0 18 a 0 20
Common to middling... O 10 a 012
Eggs. 015 a 016
Western, hind quarters. 0 7 a 0 8
Fore quarters. 0 4 a O 5
Live Chickens (hens). O 7 a 0 8
Spring do. 0 12 a O 12J
Veal Calves. O 5 a 0 0
Lambs, spring. O 4 a 0 4i
Potatoes, bbl. 1 25 a 15??
Sweet Potatoes, bbl. 2 00 a 2 25
Onions, per bushel. 50 a 60
Apples, bbl.-. 75 a 1 25
Dried Peaches, peeled. 0 7 a 0 8
TJnpeeled. 0 3 a 0 4
Dried Cherries. 0 0 a 0 7
Dried Apples. 0 2i a 0 3
Bacon, country hams. Oil a Olli
Best sugar-cured hams. Oil a Oil)
Butchers' hams. 0 11 a 0 11
Breakfast Bacon. 0 0} a 010J
Sugar-cured shoulders. 0 7a 0 7}
BuUt shoulders. 0 6i a 0 6}
Long clear sides. 0 6J a 0 7
Fat backs. 0 61a 0 0}
Bellies. 0 7 a 0 7j
Smoked shoulders. 0 6 j a 0 7
Smoked sides.. 0 74 a 0 7$
Lard. 0 51 a 0 7*
Smoked Beef. 0 13 a 0 141
8ugars?Brown. 0 31 a 0 3j
Off A. 4 41 a 4 47
Conf. standard A. 4 60 a 4 63
Granulated.-.. 4 72 a 4 75
Coffees?Bio. 0 171 a 0 21
LaGauyra. 018 a 0 20
Java. 0 26 a 0 28
Molasses B. S. 0 9 a 014
B C. 0 17 a 0 22
New Orleans. 0 20 a 0 IS
Porto Hico. 018 a 0 28
Sugar Syrups. 0 9 a 0 24
Herring, Eastern per bbl... 4 00 a 0 50
Potomac No. 1. 2 50 a 2 75
Potomac family roe.... 4 00 a 4 25
Do. half barrel.. 1 50 a '2 '25
Potomac Shad. 7 00 a 8 00
Mackerel small, per bbl. 13 00 a 14 Of)
No 3 medium. 16 00 a 17 00
No. 3 large fat. 17 00 a 18 On
No. 2. 19 00 a 20 00
Plaster, ground, per ton. 4 00 a 4 50
Ground in bags. 6 00 a 6 5U
Lump. 3 00 a 3 2".
Clover Seed. 5 00 a 5 5u
Timothy. 2 25 a 2 50
Old process Linseed Meal... 31 00 a 32 0* i
Salt-G. A. 0 55 a 0 C>
Fine. 0 90 a 150
Turk's Island. 1 25 a 1 30
Wool?long, unwashed. 015 a OH:
Washed. 0 20 a 0 21
Merino, unwashed. 0 11 a 0 12
Do. washed. 0 20 a 0 21
Sumac . 0 75 a 0 85
Hay. 12 50 a 14 00
Cut do. 17 00 a 18 Oo
Wheat Bran per ton. 18 00 a 19 00
Brown Middlings. 18 00 a 18 5(>
White Middlings. 17 50 a 18 50
Cottonseed Meal. 19 00 a21(X?
Hulls. 6 so a 7 oo
Cotton Seed Mixed Feed.... 12 00 a 13 Oo
Tho wholesale F.'our markets continue
firm under the advance recently noted. Tho
operators in the speculative Wheat market
considered that this cereal was advancing too
rapidly for their manipulations and they give
it a set back yesterday of 1 to 1\ cents; this
does not effect, however, tbo real Wheat in
our section ; this is in active demand both by
millers and merchants, who supply tho farm?
ers with seed Whoat; the receipt* are so light
it is impossible to fill the orders for it. Corn
is quiet and unchanged. Oats are very firm.
Eye is dull and nominal. Prime Hay is
wanted. Country Produce is in light receipt.",
and commanding good prices.
baltimore, Oct. 2,?Flour firm. WheAc
irregular; No 2 red fpotandOct 66a66'?:
Dec 67%a67%; May 72^ asked ; steamer
No 2 red 63a?3%! southern wheat by sam?
ple 68a69; do on grado 63%a66%. Tom
steady; mix?d spot 39?fcn39%; Oct 37%a
38; Nov 33V35%; year 34a34^: Jan
33%a34; southern white corn 39a40: do
yellow 41a42. Oats firm at steady prices:
No 2 white Western 27^28: No 2 mirM
do241fca25. Eye quiet but firm at 44a 1">
for nearby and 48 for Western. Hay firm;
good to choice timothy $15 00a$15 5<>.
Other articles unchanged.
Chicaoo. Oct. 2.?Wheat?Dec 60%<i60I>.;
M*y 64V2?64% Corn?Oct 30%; No*v
2.9%; Dec 27%; May 29. Oats-Oct 1 -'.:
May 20V20%. Pork?Oct $8 25; Nov
$8 35 ; Jan $9 42*fc; May $9 01% Lard
Oct $5 80; Nov $5 82H2 - Jan $5 S2?fe : May
$5 97^j Bibs-Oct $5 32^ ; Nov $5 05 ;
Jan $4 85. The opening on Wheat was
with but light trading and at easier price-,
yesterday's closing weakness being carried
over. Corn opened dull and about steady.
New Yobk, Oct. 2.?Flour?State aiH
wea'ern quiet and firm. Wheat?No 2 red
declined ^c; Oct 04%si65. Corn?No2 dull
and steady; Oct 36%. Oats?No 2 steadv
and dull; May 25^*25^ ; Western 24a301..".
Pork steady; mess $9 75$10 00. Lard
quiot; steam rendered $6 25.
Chicago Cattle Market. Oct 1.?
Catt'o?Choice beeves were firm ; sales $2.25
5 25 for common to cht ice, fancy beeves st
$5.40*5.50; few sales are now made above
$5, and tho bulk at $4 ; bulls sell tt $1.7"a
3.40, and cows and heifers at $1.50*3.75,
with tew going above $3.40. Hogs?light?
weights 5c higher, while heavy hogs were
th: t much lower; common to prime $3.75a
4.35, and butchers' weights $3.90a4.4<>,
mixed lots $3 90a4.40, light weights $3.85?
4 50, and pigs $3a4.25; sales were most! v at
$4a4.20 for packers and at $4 20a4 35 for
shippers. Sheep?Trade in sheep was fairly
active; native sheep $1.50a3.75, chiefly at
$2.50*3.10, Texans $3.20a3.85 : laml? sold
at $3a4.30, and a lew prime at $4 50a4 75,
but the general lamb market was lower this
Washington Cattle Mabket, Oct 1 ?
At Union stock yards.?Some 78 Cattlo were
offered and sold as follows: Best sold at 4a
4^0, good S^sB^c, medium 2%a3c, com
mon per lb. Some 277 Sheep and
Lambs were on the markrl with sales as fol?
lows : Old Sheep sold at 2a3c per lb. Lanila
sold at per lb. Cows with calves soi l
from $25 to $40 each. Market fair.
POST OF ALEXANDBIA. OCT. 1, 1895.
Sch J B Andrews, Norfolk, lumber by
Smoot & Co.
TEA, VIRGINIA BLEND.?This is a mi j
ed Tea of superior drinking quality, and
as sweet as any one could wish for. It is
specially desirable for making cold or ictd
tea. B. H. JENKINS,
Cor. Duke and Fairfax streets.
ALABOE and Handsome Assortment <?'
NECKWEAB in Tecks, Four-in Hauris
Bows and Ties, latest shapes; just from tbe
A. C. SLAYMAK EE'S.
_Successor to Amos B. SIaymaker_^
AFINE assortment of Ladies' and GeBt!c
men's UMBBELLAS for 75c, 9Sc, $1"
$1.25, $1.50 up to $2, at
A. C. SLAYMAKEB'P:
_Successor to Amos B. Slaymaker.^
UNS, LOADED SHELLS, Empty ?WT
and Brass 8holls, Gun Wads, Caps, :
utw goods and new prices. See us before yju
bni. JAS. F. CABUN'S SONS & CO..
Alexandria, \ ?.