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FRIDAY EVENING OCT. 18 lHi)5.
Mr. Cleveland is President of the whale country, but he could have been 11 'ither nominated nor elected without the votes of the Southern people. And 3 et yesterday.wbcn the ''Loyal Legion" called on him at the national executiv luatson, they sang ''Marching through Georgia," not only with his approval, but to his conspicuous gratification and delight, though that song, in any S ?Uth?rn man's ears, revives bitter memories of the horde, composed most? ly of hired foreigners, who devastated a tiouthern State from one extremity to t he other, whose approach was the sig? nal for women and children to flee as from savages, whose pith was lighted by burning mills and homes and crop?, aud who left behind them a track, twenty miles wide, of waste, ashes and desolation. Why, of course there should be "Cleveland democrats" in tbe South, and, of course, they should i.is st upon Mr. Cleveland having a third term. If Mr. Justice Shiras of the U. S. S ipreme Court, a Pennsylvania repub? lican, had not rcveised his own opinion, during the short, space of three week?, i'i the case of the income tax, theie WJ;il.i have been no deficit in the re? ceipts of tbe government, and no need j'ji increasing the public debt, and for imposing additional taxes upon those who would not have been compelled to pay that particular tax, in order to raise i.ie money with which to pay interest, jiud the rich, whose property is secured and protected by the government would have paid their just share of the gov? ernment's expenses, and that, too, with? out eating one terrapin or drinking one b..ttle of champagne the les3. Under tbe present system of taxation the poor p.:oplo of the couutry pay the expenses uf the federal government. Tue result of the philanthropic attempt to better tin condition of pau p sis by supplying them with lots and implements and seeds for crops, that w&3 made iu several of the cities of this cuttatry, Washington among tbe others, last spring, has not betn s ich as to indicate a repetition of it iiextyear. Most of those who receiv? ed such help trade 1 tbe seed and im? plements for whiskey, and the very fdW who used them, had such bad re? turns for tin ir industry that they will not be likely to waste their labor again. And then, too, potatoes are now quoted at twenty cents a bushel. The ' National Colored Convention" which met iu a negro church in Wash lugton yesterday adopted resolutions ia favor of the republican party and protection and denouncing tho demo catic part)' and demanding that federal authority usurp that of State fjr the prevention of negro lynching. It would bave adopted any others, no m itter of what character, that might have been prepared for them, so that they expressed their hate for the white people of this s>ction. But the poor iguorant creatures have no idea of the wrath they are laying up against them? selves. _ The war between the Stale, though over more than thirty years ago, continues to impose a great and onerous burden upon the people. They not only have to pay more than one hundred and fify million a year in pensions to tho survivors of the feder? al army, but last year were taxed m >re thau ei-jfot million for keeping the graves of those who are dead in g>od order. Ths people of the coun i ry are not taxed for the live or dead Confederates wbo fought iu defence of f heir homes and firesides'. The tariff tax on $6,500 worth of imported tin plate and black plates for making i?, U $4,000. But, according to Governor McKinley, who will go to Maryland to try to defeat the demo? cratic ticket tber*, and thereby gratify Mr. Cleveland, and the other high tariff republicans, the tax refeircd to is not high enough, and it, as well as that on other articles in general use, must be increased; Miss Kate Field, wbo is now en? gaged in an . flort to erect a monument to that murderous old villian John Browo, says she wants to be buried near his remains. Well, provided the spot be not on Southern soil, no South eru man will object. Confederate Re union.?The Cou foderate re-unioD, having for its object the buildiog of a monument in Stafford to the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives for the ''Lost Cause," was held at the Fair Grounds yesterday. There was a small crowd present. Judge Charles H. Ash toe. of King George, presided; Rev. S. G. Ferguson, of this city, who served with Mosby's command during the war, delivered the invocation. General Frzhugh Lee wa3 the orator of the day, and made a spsecb which stirred the neans of the veterans, aud recalled many incidents of the war so well remembered by his listeners. Hon. John W. Daniel sent a letter showing the impossibility of his being present, and expressing hia re? grets thereat.?Fredericksburg Lance FROM WASHINGTON. 'j [Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette] Washington, Oct. 18. J "Then shook the hills with thunder riven, ; Then rushed tbe steeds to bittle dnveu, And loader than the bolts of Heaven, Far flashed the red Artillery." The sharp and penetrating shot fired the other day in Richmond, before the visiting artillery of Boston, by Governor Charles T. O'Ferrall, seem3 to be still reverberating in tho dull ears of drow? sy democratic President makers in this city. His admirers claim it was a cen tre hit and rung the bell of tbe Presi dential shooting gallery. The ambi? tious "warrior Governor" simply and plainly demanded that the venerable "mother of States and 8tatesmen"should be lifted from the sterility of circum? stances and no longer remain a barren Josephine in the mysterious modus operandi of'Presidential procreation." New nuptials, new bridal wreaths and a uew Napoleonic bur from a renewed old mother were, he thought, the de mands of tbe hour. In the historic dram a of repri-duciug a "Nation's Ruler," t to battle Queen as of yore should be ' old Virginia." Admirers of the Gov ernor here in their confusion of efls r vescent exbileration spoke excitedly and unwiselv of bim as the available Virginian for 1900. But tbe sober, second thought has brought a ?jolidified cousensus of opinion that the present is the accept? ed time for the struggle in question. There is a light field of democratic as? pirants in tbe race of next year, and tbe impost of heavy weight would not be Iwthersome to the broad back of the fleet footed Virginian. His majority, which was a big one for Governor, would be, as claimed by his friends, a bigger one for the Presidency. The administration of Cleveland would give him its cordial support. In esoteric circles it is already whispered that with a dead third term and a disgruntled Secretary of Treasury out of the way, the Governor might probably mount in the lofty position of tbe administration's favorite in the great race. He has on* foot in the stirrup, and there are no dol lars to doughnuts here that he will not be among the starters next year. As? surance* from some of the friends ol Sdnator Daniel are to the effect that he will' receive no molestition from that quarter. The case ot Wm. B. Eldridge vs. P* ter J. Trezevan, tsubmitted to the U. S Supreme Court to-day, prtsented for its decision for the first time the question of the power of the State of Louisiana to exercise the right of servitude or easement derived from the Napoleonic code upon the lands lying adja cent to the Mississippi river without corn pens it ion to the owners, tbe af tirrnative of which the Supreme Court of the State has sustained. Eldridge is a resident of Mississippi who owned 'Fuirview" plantation in East Carroll parish, Louisiana. Trez.viDt was the contractor under the State Biard of Engineers for constructing a levee upou tbe land of Eldridge, half a mile or more from the river bank. Eldridge in 1890 sought an injunction from the U. S. Circuit Court of Louisiana, to pre? vent the engineers and contractor from constructing the levee on tbe ground that no compensation was to be made bim for tbe appropriation, aud this be alleged was in violation of the 14th amendment to the Constitution of tbe United States and of the 156'h arti? cle of tbe constitution of Louisiana, which forbids the taking of property without due process of law and with 'tut first providing due compensation therefor. The injunction was denied by Judges Ltmar and Don Pardee < n the ground "that the matters complain? ed of were under the jurisprudence of Lonsiana, damnum abseque injuria (a lesi without injury)." Thereupou, Eldridge appealed to the Supreme Court of the United State. Iu the meantime, the board of engineers and c 'ntractor, having given bond, pro cetded with the work aud completed he levee across complainant's property. Tbe question is one of importance, not i uly to the State of Lou'siana, but- to tbe United States which is construct ?ng a series of levees along the Missis? sippi river. If the government be compelled to compensate owners of lands for the property occupied by the levees, as well as to ex? pend the amount necesstry for con stiucttoo, it is likely that the im p -ovement of tbe Mississippi river will cease, or, at least, proceed very slowly. On behalf of tbe heirs of the late Judge Advocate Joseph Holt, Messrs. Shellabarger and Wilson to-day filed in the Orphans Court a caveat protesting against the receiving for probate of tbe will so mysteriously forwarded to the Register of Wills on the 26th of August last and purporting to be the last will and testament of the deceased. The contestants allege that the will is a forgery; that Joseph Holt never signed nor acknowledged it; that the alleged attesting witnesses, U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman and Ellen B. Sherman, never signed it and were never requested to sign it by the deceased; and that it was not, even if signed by the alleged tes? tator, executed as required by law. The uaveators further say that even if the will was properly signed and at? tested, the deceased afterwards revoked and annulled it. The caveators asked that the issue thus raised be sent to the Circuit Court for trial before a jury. Postmaster General Wilson has re ceived a cablegram from the United j 8 atea consul at Bruges, Belgium, stat I tng that he had caused the arrest there of a man supposed to be Harry Rus? sell, one of the notorious postoffice rob? bers, who escaped from the Ludlow .-treet jail, New York city, on July 4th last, whose escape with two other post office crooks was the cause of consider? able correspondence between the Post? master General and the au'.horities of New York city on the carelessness of the jail officials. The cablegram fur? ther stated that the two other men and one woman were taken into custody with the man supposed to be Russell. Upon receipt of this information Post? master General Wilson requested Sec? retary of State Olney to cable the Bel? gian authorities to hold the prisoners uutil a representative of tbe Postoffice D partment could be sent to Br?ses to identify them. Information of a fatal accident that may cause some disarrangement of the plans for the launching of the gunboats Nashville and Wilmington at Newport News to-morrow, reached the Navy Department this morning. It was that William Guild, the son of the Mayor of Nashville, was accidently shot and killed at Nashville yesterday The telegram containing the news request? ed the Department to inform Mayor Guild and his daughter, who are en 'route to Washingtan, tnd to request I them to return to Nashville at once. Secretary Herbert immediately wired Mayor Guild at Harper's Ferry id the hope ot reaching him there. As Miss Guild wiri uuioubtedly return to Nash- > v lie it will be necessary to select some other young lady in the Tennessee cot- j liugent to christen the gunboat. Miss Maria R.-id or Mies Georgie Orr, of Na&hv 1 e. who are with Mayor Guild'8 party, will probably be selected. Among the visitors here to-day is Congressman Meredith of tbe Alexan? dria, Virginia, district. He was here, as id usually the case when he comes to tbis city, to try to get government em pi ymenb for some of his constituents, oue from Alexandria, but such employ meut has always been hard to get, and is more so now than ever before. Mr. Meredith has been sick for some time, ani contemplutes a trip to Atlanta for the benefit of bis bealth. Colonel Mosby arrived here from California yesterday and will remain East for some time. Senator Daniel will arrive here to? morrow and will take the river boat on the evening of that day for Lancaster and Northumberland "counties, Vir? ginia, in both of which he will speak. A government office bolder, who was a paBsenger on the Baltimore and Oalo Rtiiroad train that recently met with a collision, here to-day, s.i_\s be h a living example of the truth that evils have their correspond? ing good, and cites as proof that he and a companion occupied the section of the Pullman car into which another cir crashed, but had a minute before gone to the water cooler to take a "night cap." He says he looked in i he section afterward, and is certain that ho and his companion would have been cm shed to death if they had been i t their berths. Parties interested in the Chesapeake | and Ohio Canal met in Georgetown to <iay to coneult about means by w_hich enough water could be pumped into the canal to make it navigable during the prevailing drought, but reached the conclusion that nothing could be done, as the Potomac, above tidewater, U lower than jr. ever was before, its bed tit some points being bare, and marked >nly by little pools. Navigation on Ohe canal bus been suspjnded by lack of water for more than a month. The Mount Vernon Railroad Com? pany to-day bought from Norton & Jewell enough land at the base of Swallow Hill, opposite the waste gate ?f the old Alexandra Canal atFoui .Milc Run, for a Hte for their power bouse, tbe site first selected, as pre? viously stated, not affording a good foundaiic n. A Fairfax Court House Uwy? r here to day says that J. S. Cowden of Vien? na has announced himself, and did .so within the prescribed time, a republi? can cmdidate for the House of Dele? gates from that county, on a platform in favor of four hours for a day's work at four dollars an hour. Dulany & Marshall, real estate agents here, have appliid for an injunction prohibiting the government from using that part ofwhat is known us the government road from the Aqueduct Bilge to Fort Myer that runs through a piece of land that belongs to parlies of whom tbev are the trustees. The government paid for the privilege until a year or two ago, but then stopped. NEWS OF THE DAY. Mr. Albert W. Nicholson, head of the binking firm of Nicholson & Co., Balti? more, died yesterday, aged forty-eight yea's. Tne insurgents iu the province of Sauta Clara, Cuba, have advised the inhabitants not to use the railroad?, as they have determined to destroy them. A number of colored men, mostly of Washington, but calling themselves a national convention, met in Washing? ton yesterday and passed resolutions c mdemniog lyochings. Gen. Nelson A. Miles received bis in? troduction to tbe rank and file of the irmy and navy stationed in Washing t >n last night, when the Army and Navy Club gave him a reception in its handsome clubhouse in that city. The heart of Kosciusko was trans? ferred to the castle at Rapperswill, Switzerland, yesterday. Four Polish ladies, wives and daughters of pro? scribed patriots, carried (he heart, which was enveloped in the national Hag. The solemn ceremonies of conferring the pallium upon Archbishop P. L Chnptlle, in the Saute Fe, N. M., cathedral, which was dedicated to-day, took place yesterday in the presence of a vast audience. Cardinal Gibbons of? ficiated. The American bankers' association atAilante, Ga., yesterday adopted a resolu ion to appoint a committee to confer with the Secret try of the Treas? ury with reference to the co-operation of the banks in maintaing the national credit. Mr. Edward Atkinson, of Bos bou, addressed the convention in favor of such a plan. A special dispatch from Seoul, Corea, states that the King is to have a new consort and the cbisf mover in the re onnt conspiracy has been appointed Minister to Japan. The Japanese minister has asked the Corean Minister of War to sign a paper assuming all responsibility for the recent murder at the palace. This the Minister of War has refused 11 do. A negro named Bob Marshall was tarred and feathered at Greeley, Col., Wednesday last night for having in? sulted oov. Mclntyre at the potatoe day celebration. Marshall, who had been arrested, was taken from jail by a mob and escorted to tbe outskirts of the town, tarred and feathered, and ordered to leave town. He was not seriously injured. James J. Corbett was arrested at Hot Springs yesterday on a warrant sworn out by Prosecuting Attorney Teague, who asked that he be put under a peace bond. Corbett refused tc give bond and bis attorney will apply for a writ of habeas corpus. If tbe writ be refused the contest will likely be declared off. Many people believe that the Governor has decided to let the courts settle tho whole matter. An irade wes promulgated in Con? stantinople yesterday announcing that tbe Sultan has signed the Armenian re foim scheme demanded by the powers. The appeal of the Sultan to the Rus? sian ambassador to cause tbe recall of the order for a Russian gunboat to go to Trebizond, has proved futile. French and Russian steamships are taking numbers of Armenian rtfugees from Trebizond, A trolley car while descending a hill in Burlington, Iowa, last night, got beyond the control of the motorman and jumped the track, completely wrecking the car. All the. passengeis were seriously injurecL-v The aggregate of the embezzlement of J. C. Colean, cashier of the State Bank of Fort Scott, Kans., is declared to be fully $50,000. I VIRGINIA NEWS. James M. Casey, a prominent citizen of Lynchburg, died yesterday. I James Arnest, a prominent fanner 'and citizan of Westmoreland county, I residing near The Hague, died last Fri I day. ! Captain Hodgins on tbe 11th arrest? ed Captain W. H. B. Curtis, of Onan cock, for Ulegal dredging in the Poto? mac. He was lined $50. R. A. Richardson, ex-judge of the Court of Appeals, died Wednesday night at Marion. He was elected to the bench by the readjusters. Robert Ridley, colored, was hanged in tbe jail yard at Sussex courthouse to day for the murder of Mr. Williams, a citizen of Sussex. The murder was committed the latter part of December, 1894. Miss Mary Burnett, of Charleston, S. C, afflicted with mental trouble, jump? ed through a window of a sleeping car on an Atlantic Coast Line train near Stony Creek Wednesday night, but was not seriously injured. The reunion of the Eighth Virginia Regiment will be held on the old Ball's Bluff battlefield, near Leesburg, on Monday next, the 34th anniversary of the battle. This is the first reunion of the regiment since the war. Count Szechnyi, attache of the Aus tro-Hungarian legation, arrived in Richmond from Washington yesterday, and is investigating the right of the Hungarians who were beaten and mal? treated in the strike at Pocahontas to sue the responsible parties for civil damages. It is stated that the vfstry of St. Piul's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, will extend a call to Rev. John J. Lloyd, rector of Grace Church, Lynch burg, to succeed Rev. C. R. Hains, D. D. , who has tendered his resignation of St. Paul's Church, to take effect on the 1st of January next. Emanuel Episcopal Church, at Staun ton, was the scene of a pretty double wedding yesterday, the contracting parties being Miss Annie Casenove Minor and Rev. Andrew J. Griunan, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., aud Miss Annie Minor and Rev. James F. Plummer, of Oxford, N. C. Rev. W. F. Gardner, of Dorsey. Md., and Rev. R. C. Jett, of Staunlon, were the officiating clergy? men. The brides were daughters of Dr. C. L. C. Minor, of Baltimore, Md. The grooms are prominent young minis? ters in tbe Episcopal Church. "Marching Through Georgia."? The visit, of the Loyal Legion to tbe White House yesterday, eays a Wash? ington newspaper, was a particularly interesting incident of tbe day. Tbe party, numbering about fifty, were re? ceived by the President in his private office, instead of in the East Room, as is the custom with larger and more for? mal gatherings. After the officers had been introduced to tbe President by Secretary Thurber Mr. Cleveland was asked if be bad any objection to the party singing him one of their favorite songs. He replied that he should be charmed to.hear it, and without more ado tbe chorus lifted up their voices in the ringing strains of "Marching Through Georgia." It was a rousing chorus and made the walls resound as they have not resounded since the days of tbe last spring house e'eaning. At the end tbe President laughed heartily and said that he appreciated the song aud tbe sentiment that prompted it. He was going in a short time to make a trip through the South, be said, and he was glad to have beard tbe song be? fore be started, as it would remain in bis memory throughout tbe journey a* an inspiration from the brave hearts and hands that had joined in preserving tbe integrity of tbe greatest single empire of the world. Tee Episcopalians.?In the house of bishops in the Episcopal General Convention at Minneapolis yes'erday, J. M. Francis was elected bishop of Kioto, Japan, and Rev. Peter J. Rowe, of Sault Ste. Marie, was named bishop of Alaska. The election of a bishop for the new missionary jurisdiction of Northern Minnesota was postponed until the endowment should be made complete. Ia tbe house of deputies a resolution from Rev. Dr. Prall, of Detroit, calling for the appointment of a committee to inquire into the state of religion in the United States, especially the alienation of the masses and the breach between capital and labor could not be entertain? ed for lack of the necessary vote. Tbe provision forbidding the binding of the prayer book and the hymnal together was rescinded. A message from the bouse of bishops, announcing that it bad declared against the erection of a missionary district in western North Carolina and in favor of tbe erection of a diocese out of the missionory district of Northern Texas, was referred to tbe proper committee. Coronation of the Czar.?Great preparations are already being made, says tbe Moscow correspondent of the London Standard, for the forthcoming coronation of the Czar, which is at present expected to take place in the spring of 1896. I hear that the Minis? try of tbe Court, on which devolves the entire charge of the ceremonial, has had tbe sum of six and a half million of roubles placed at its disposal for that purpose. The city of Moscow has for some time past been busily, engaged in various outdoor works which cannot be carried ont in winter. The muni cipality has voted half & million roubles toward the enormous expenses of tbe celebration. A3 there is comparatively small accommodation of a suitable character for tbe numerous distinguish? ed visitors in Moscow, tbe competition for good houses ^ very keen, as much as twenty thousand roubles (ten thous? and dollars) being offered by one Embassy for the use of a house during one month only. Lynched.?A special from Hamptxn, 5. C, says : William Blake, sr., Jason Blake, Prince Graves and William Frazier were convicted yesterday.even ing of the murder of Mr. Raymond Mears on August 9 last. William Blake was recommended to the mercy of the court and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Tbe other three were sentenced to be hanged on December 6. After tbe prisoners were sentenced it was evident that there was dissatis? faction at tbe jury's recommendation of mercy for William Blake. As the con? stables were on their way to jail with the prisoners they were overpowered by a number of men, who took William Blake and carried him half a mile iu the woods and hanged him to a large pine tree. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that he came to his death at the hands of parties unknown. All is quiet at this hour, I TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS Tli a Episcopalians. ? j Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 18.?In the Episcopal house of deputies this morn* ing a report from the committee on consecration of the bishops approving the nomination of Raw Peter T. Rowe, of Sault file Marie, Mich., as missionary bishop of Alaska, was received. It was decided to consider the nomination in executive session this afternoon. A motion for the appointment of a committee of six to confer with the Washington committee and arrange that the triennial of 1898 be held in a place other than a church, was laid on the table. Technical amendments to the canon relating to the composition of the mis? sionary council of the church were re? ported by Dr. Davenport, of Tennessee, und after being discussed at length, were laid aside for further alteration. Something of a sensation was created when Dean Hoffman, from the com? mittee on consecration of bishops, pre? sented a supplementary report sending back to the bishops their nomination of Rev. J. M. Francis as bishop of the new missionary jurisdiction of Kyota, Japau, on the grounds that the he use bad not been consulted con? cerning the creation of tbe proposed jurhdicdon, and bad no informa? tion that such jurisdiction bad been canonically < re> t ;d. Tbe message of the bishop?, by a unanimous vote, was returned to them instanter. After this matter had been disposed of the house went into executive ses? sion. Expiated Their Crime. San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 18.? Thomas St. Clair and Hans Hansen were hanged at Sin Quentin peniten? tiary at 2 o'clock this afternoon for tbe murder on the high seas on Jan. 13, 1893, of Morris Fitzgerald second mate of the American bank Hesper. The crew planned a conspiracy to seize the vessel, after murdering its officers, and engage in coastwise trade. Fitzgerald was set upon by three of the assassins, literally cut to pieces and his remains thrown overboard. The remaining oflicers haviog armed themselves the mutineers submitted to arrest. Three of the ringleaders, St. Clair, Hansen and Sparf, were brought to this city in irons and convicted of murder in the first degree, but Sparf secured a new trial and was acquitted. Foreign News. Hong Kong, Oct 18.?Advices from Forraosi state that the Japanese are gradually subduing the tribes which are opposing Japanese occupation of that island. The natives are making a stubborn resistance to the Japanese, but are steadily being overcome. Strasburg, Oct. 18.?The Emperor and Empress anived at Woerth to day and were received by Prince Von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Governor of Als 'ce-Lorraine. An immense crowd enthusiastically cheered them. They proceeded at once to the battlefield where tbe monument commemorative of tbe conflict upon that ground was unveiled with imposing ceremonies. A Careless Bank Official. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 18.?Bank Commissioner Breidenthal-has lost all the securities of the State Bank of Fort Scott, Kansas, which failed on Monday and which ha was carrying with him to Topeka. He arrived here Wednes? day evening and in changing to a R ck Island train deposited a satche1 ontaioing the securities, $120,000 in all, on a seat. Then he left the train some distance to talk to a friend, and when he returned to bo"~? '* ths traiu was gone and with it nil --jcuritieH. He telegraphed the cond uctor to put his luggage oil at Topeka, utOt no such property as he described. was on the train. Iorenzelli May Succeed Satolli. Romk, Oct. IS.?A Papai consistory will be held in Rome at the end of December, when the following Nuncios will be appointed: Mgr. Ainti, at Vienna ; Mgr. Gotti, at M id rid ; Mgr. Iii Maldini, at Brussels, and Mgr. Loren "Jilli, at Washington.. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Morris Schoenholz, convicted of arson ia the first degree, second offense, was sentenced to 48 years in state's prison by Judge Fitzgerald to-day at New York. The Southern Railway and Steamship Association, after several conferences in New York, has settled its differences, and it is now considered that all danger of a railroad war in the south is past. At a cake walk given by colored people in a small ball between Moores town and Fellowship, N. J., last night, a row occurred about a woman during which several men were shot, it is thought, fatally. It is said that the memorandum in relation to the Venezuelan affair pre? sented by Ambassador Bayard to tbe British foreign office in August embod? ies for the first time in diplomatic Cor? res*, ondence a definition of the Monroe doctrine. ? - The ruling that each faction of tbe democratic party of Nebraska (free si'? ver and hard mone\) bad an equal right to the use of the word " democrat" in designating candidates for ah official ballot, was sustained 1 y the State Su? preme Court yesterday. * There will be an informal conference )f. the members of the republican na? tional committee in New York within a day or two for the purpose of getting the general sentiment as to the most desirable time and place for tbe meet? ing of the national organization. The body of Dr. Abbie J, 'Seymour was found last night lying on the rail? road tracks at Buffalo, N. Y. Her skull was crushed beyond recognition, ;>nd one of her hands and feet were cut ou'. It is supposed she was struck by a train which passed shortly before st e was found. It was charged by a Minneapolis pa? per yesterday thac Bishop Perry, of Iowa, sold secrets of tbe Episcopal con? vention and impounded documents for cash. The charge was distinctly made that the bishop was ia the employ of a certain paper and had been guilty of gross discrimination in giving out news to representatives of the press. Bishop Perry proncunced the story as as malicious and as the work of a knave and liar. Between five and six hundred dele? gates from thirty-eight States and Ter? ritories, representing nearly three hun? dred thousand members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, congre gited at Music Hall, in Baltimore, this morning to attend the 22d anniversary of that society. Preceding the regular session a prayer-meeting, conducted by Mrs. J. Fowler Willing, national evan? gelist, was held iu tho auoox ball. Miss Frances E. Willard, national president of the army of women, and others, dalivered addresses. The yacht Valhalla, with Lord Dunraven on board, arrived at Cowes to-day. He bad nothing to say concerning the leceut yacl t racj more tbau has already appeared in the pipers. Christopher Schaffer, senior member ot the firm of wagon builders, C. Schauer & Bio., Pittsburg, committed suicide this morning by shooting himself in the head. [Communicated. In reply to Mr. Entwisle's card in Wednesday's Gazette I wish to state that he has made one or two errors. In the first place he states that the time the Columbia made at Hagers town was 7 minutes and 47 seconds, when the time actually consumed was 8 minutes and 59 2-5 seconds, which I can prove by a Maryland paper. In the second place he states the time at Grange Camp was 6 minutes and 5 sec? onds for 150 feet, when it was 7 min? utes and 5 seconds for 130 feet, lor af? ter the Columbia was through the tape line was found to be 20 feet short, and of course the Hydraulion refused to enter any such contest. As far as the time at Grange Camp is concerned I can get the Columbia's own members to certify that it was 7:05 instead of 6:05. The members of the Hydraulion do not question the promptness of the Columbia in attending fires; but why shouldn't they be prompt ? They have a first class engine house with all the modern conveniences, while if any one will come and see how the No. 3 men have to twist and turn to get the horses in their places, they will go away v o idering how they ever get out But we do question the superi? ority of the Columbia engine over the Hydraulion engine. The latter has a record of 7.12 for 150 feet, which has never been equaled by the Columbia. In conclusion I wish to say that if tbe fire wardens will allow us we are per? fectly willing at any time to compete against the champion and are willing to wager thbt we can beat ber at any time or place. Active Fireman. The South Carolina Convention. The session of the South Carolina con stitu ional convention yesterday was devoted to a discussion of the home? stead law. It struck out all the special provisions in the section, as reported, leaving the section providing for a sim? ple homestead exemption of $1,000 worth of real estate and $500 worth of personalty. The convention struck fYom the bill of rights tbe section de? claring that the right of suffrage should not be abridged on account of race, color or previous condition, and tbe section declaring neither slavery nor involuntary slavery should exist in the State except as a punishment for crime whereof the party sball have been duly convicted. An important section rela? tive to lynchings was introduced. It is a proviso in the constitution making it a misdemeanor for any county, State, or municipal officer to allow a mob to take a prisoner from bim and subject bim to bodily violence or death, giving the Governor power to remove him in ? uch cases, and making him ineligible to hold another office under the State. The Pope's Letter.?Archbishop Katzer, of Milwaukee, has furnished f>r publication a translation of tbe Pope's letter in reference to religious p trliaments. The letter advises Catho lics to hold their conventions of this < haracter separately, though open to all, with tbe privilege of allowing the mem? bers of other denominations to ask any ques ions tbey may see fit. No refer? ence is made to the World's Religious Congress in particular. ' Tbe letter is looked upon by promi? nent Catholics as a direct blow at tbe p >!icy of Cardinal Gibbons and Arch? bishop Ireland, who not only were most prominent in tbe congress of religion.?, b it who openly urge the holding of such congresses. MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL. Both money and commercial affaiis have been quiet during the week, though a fair week's business has bron done. In New Tork yesterday money on call was easy at 2a 2k2 per cent, last loan at 2, closed at 2 per cent. Prime mercantile paper 4^6 per c nt. Bates for money in Baltimore continue unchanged and $4,000 Virginia Century bunds, sei er 30 days, brought 63. Other local shares are quiet Nbw Toss. Oct. 18.?The railway and miscellaneous share market *as dull during the first h jur of trading. The changes were leas than a point and were geuorally in tho direction of improvement. At 11 o'clock the market was dull. Baltimore. Oct. 18. ? Virginia Century Wholesale Prices in Alexandria, Flour Extra. 2 75 a 3 00 I Family. 3 60 a 3 75 Fancy brands. 3 75 a 4 25 Wheat, longberry. 0 58 a Ot>2 Fuitz.. 0 58 a 0 61 Mixed. 0 58 a 0 60 Fair. 0 53 a 0 55 Damp and tooich._... 0 50 a 0 52 Corn, white ._ O40 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 0 30 Butter, Virginia, packed... 015 a 017 Choice Virginia. 0 16 a 0 20 Common to middling... 0 10 a 0 12 Egg?-.s. 018 a 0 20 Western, hind quarters. 0 7 a O 8 Fore quarters. 0 4 a 0 5 Live Chickens (hens). O 7 a 0 8 Springdo. 0 8 a 0 9 Veal Calves. O 5 a O 6 Lambs, spring. O 4 a 0 4j Potatoes, bbl. 1 25 a 1 50 Sweet Potatoes, bbl. 2 00 a 2 25 Onions, per bushel. 50 a 60 Apples, bbl._ 75 a 125 Chestnuts. 0 7a 8 Dried Peaches, peeled. 0 7 a 0 8 Unpeeled. 0 3 a 0 4 Dried Cherries.. O 6 a 0 7 Dried Apple?.. 0 2) i 0 3 Bacon, country hams. Oil a Olli Best sugar-cured bams. Oil a Ollj Butchers' hams. 0 11 a 0 11 Breakfast Bacon. 0 93 a 010 8ugar-cured shouldors. 0 8a 0 8) Bulk shoulders. 0 64 a 0 6J Long clear a idea. 0 6}? 0 6A Fat backs. O 5} a 0 6" Bellies. 0 6J a 0 7 Smoked shoulders.. 0 6} a 0 7 Smoked sides.. 0 7is 0 7J Lard. 0 5? a 0 7} Smoked Beef. 011 a 0 12 Sugars?Brown. 0 3j a 0 4i Off A..-.. 0 4* a 0 4j Conf. standard A. 4 79 a 4 81 Granulated..^.. 4 91 a 4 95 Coffees?Bio. ....... ^. 0171 a 0 21 LaGaayra. 018 a 0 20 Java.. 0 26 a 0 28 MobmesB. a. 0 9a 014 B C. 017 a 0 22 New Orleans.. 0 20 a 0 45 Porto Eico. 018 a 0 28 8ugar Syrups._. U9 a 0 24 Herring, Eastern per bbl... 4 00 a 6 50 Potomac No. 1. 250 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. 18 00 a 19 00 No 3 medium. I?Oj a 2u<0 No. 3 large fat. 20 00 a 21 00 No. 2. 2100 a i'2 00 Plaster, ground, per ton. 4 (X) a 4 50 Ground in bags. 5 00 a 5 50 Lump. 3 OJ a 3 25 Clover Seed. 5 00 a 5 50 Timothy. 2 25 a 2 50 Old process Linseed Meal... 31 00 a 32 00 Salt?Q. A._. 0 55 a 0 65 Fine. 0 90 a 1 50 Turk's Island. 1 25 a 1 30 Wool?long, unwashed. 0 15 a 0 1G Washed. 0 20 a 0 21 Merino,unwashed. Oil a 012 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 00 Wheat Bran per ton. 18 00 a 19 00 Brown Middlings. 18 00 a 18 50 White Middlings. 17 50 a 18 50 Cottonseed Meal. 19 00 a 21 00 Halls. 6 50 a 7 OO Cotton Seed Mixed Feed.... 12 00 a 13 00 In closing the report for the week for tho wholesale Flour markets, wo can only report a quiet but steady one. Nothing has oc? curred during the week to chauge quotations. The trade is drawing its supply in limited quantities at'urrent prices The receipts of Wheat continue extremely light This seems to be the case in all the winter Wheat bo'ts. The millers can scacely get enough to keep at work The market has gained 1 to 2 cent* during week. Very little new Coin has been offered. ltoconditionjis being repor.'ed as fiis: claw for so early in the season. This is at? tributed to the very dry season. During tho coming week river lots are expected on the marker. It has gained in value during the week 1 to 1% cent*. Oats continue in quiet but steady demand?receipts entirely troc; rhe West. Our Virginia farmed prefer, at the low prices now prevailing, to feed them to their stock at home. Bye is very quiet, no demand for it. even for distillery purposes which generally starts about this season of the year. Prime Hay is in constaut demand. This grade constitutes a small proportion of the receipts. Country Produce is in light re? ceipt. Butter and Eggs command good prices. Baxtimobs. Oct. 18.?Flour firm. Wheat dull; No 2 red spot and Oet 65%a65%; Dec G1\b.67%; steamer No 2 red 62%fLt>2%; southern oheat by sample 66a67; do on grade C>3%&60% Corn firm; mixed spot 37fya377'8; Oct 37%t37% i No* 35a353y; year 33?/8i34; Jan 33*4^33%: southern white corn 36a37; do yellow 37%x38%. Oata easy; No 2 white Western 26H>\27 ; No 2 mixed do 23a23Vj. Bye dull at 44J.45 for nearby and 47a4? for Western. Hay firm; good to choico timothy $15 00a$L5 50. Provisions quiet Other articles unchanged. Chjcauo, Oct. 18.?Wheat?Dec 60",? 61; May 65^*65. Corn?Oct 297/8; Nov 29^a29% ; Dec 25; Jan 27% ; May 2l)*?i 29% Oats?Dec 18^ ; May 20%. Pork Jan $9 40; May $9 67^. Lard?Oct $5 62^; Nov $5 65; Jan "$5 70; May $5 87 V _Eibs-Oct $4 97% ; Jan $4 75 ; May $4 95. Wheat opened higher than it closed yesterday. Corn opened steady. New York, Oct. 18.?Flour?State and wes'ern quiet and stosdy. Wheat?No 2 n advanced %c; Dec 6>7%u87~h. Corn?Ne - dull and steady; Nov 37. Oatf?No j neglected and steady; Western 25a30; No? 23%. Pork quiet and steady; mess $9 75a $10 00. Lard dull and easy; steam rendei ed $6 00. Richmond Market. Oct. 18.-The mar? ket is quiet with little doing. Prices are still unchanged. We quote: Flour $3 25a 4 25 for fine to patent family brands; Wheat 58a66; Corn 40a41; Bye 43a47: Oats 22 a30. Fbedebicksbtjbg Mabket, Oct 18.? Thore are no changes to note in the market xiuce last week and there is but little doiu^. We quote: Flour $4 25a4 55 for fine to patent roller; Wheat 55a61 ; Com 38*40; Rye 40a45 ; Oats 20a28 ; Butter 15a20e . Eggs 15al6c. Sugar ano Coffee Mabket, Oct. 17. Refined Sugars?Cut loaf 5%c. per pound ; Standard powdered 5% ceuta per lb, t ubes 5%c; granulated 4\\<\; true granulated 47,' ; Diamond A 4*%c; Confectioners' A 4!l.jc; ( rystal A 4%c; Keystone a 4%c, and Colum? bia A 4%c per lb. The market was quiet at a loss of 116c in the week. Coffee.?The market was quiet, with quo? tations on the basis of lli% cents per lb for No. 7 Bio, and 15J4 ceuts for No. 8. Mild coffees were steady. Baltimore Cattle Mabket, Oct. 17 ? Beef Cattle.?The offerings were no: quite as numerous as last week, but tbey were ample for tho demand. The quality is no better th in that of last week's offerings. There was a iarge number of feeding cattlo and thero was a fairly good demand for them. Values wero off throughout the lifct. There was but little activity at any time. Prices of Bee f Cattle this week ranged as follows: Best. ?4.51)!.: Generally rated first quality... 3 75a4.25 Medium or good fair quality... 3 00a3 2">. Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen and Cows. 1.50a2 00 Of the Cattle received 1587 came from Vir? ginia. bheep and Lambs.?There has been a very heavy run of sheep this week, and trade has been greatly demoralized. The market f>-i laniKs is fair, but for common lambs and etix k ewes it is very dull, thoie being little or dm demand for tho latter. Sheep are quoted at l*2%c, and a few extra at 2%c per 11>. I*rabs '2%"x3%c and a few extra at 4c per lb Mock ewes 25c.a$ 1.50, and a few extra at $2 each. Swine.?We quote near-by hogs at $4 25a 4.50 per 100 lbs. Light pigs $425a4.40, roughs $3a3.50. Mi'ch Cows? There is a light offering ami a fair demand for good cows, while common a"ro du 1. Common to Lir cows $20n30, fait to good $35a45 j.er bead. (Jalvfs.?Thero is a fairly good trade for g wi veals, as also for gra'scrs. Veals sell at 3a4iijc for common to fair, and ~j&5%c foi good to extra. Chicago Cattle Mabket. Oct. 17.? Cattle.?1 be demand for native steers w?s light at $3 40a4.40 for common, $4.50a4.74 for rood, and $4 80a5.25 for choice bcev?s. with extra at $3.50a4.50. Calves $Ga6 25. w'e tern range cattlo in moderate demand at $4. Texas tattle $2.70*3 30. Hogs?there was the usual decline of 5alOc, the bulk at $3 75a3 85, with sales an high a? $4 In few instances; heavy hogs $3.40*3.90, butcher weights at $3.60a4, mixed hogs at $3 60a 3 90, and light weights at $3.50a3 95 ; pi^s sold at $2a3.70. Sheen?Naiivo sheep were in demand at $1.25a3 15, Westerns ?2 -ic.-? 3.10. good feeders $2 70a2.85, and lambs at ?3a4, a few selling at $4 30. New Yobk Cattlb Mabket. Oct. 17.? ?Reeves?no trading of importance; beef at 8'^a9%c per lb. Calves?market slow and lower for grassers ; poor to prime veals $5aS per 100 lbs; gras ere $2 25a2.75 per lOo Jos. Sheep and Lambs-market very dull and 1 -?a^c lower; poor to prime sheep $1.25 ?2 80 per 100 lbs; common to choice Iambi $3 25a4.35 -er 100 lbs. Hogs-market dull at $4.30a4.65 per 100 lbs. NOTICE. Alexandbia, Va . Oct. 17,1895. All let holders in the Methodist Protestant Cemetery, who hive not their DEEDS, ate requested to call on Edgar Lyl.s, Treasurer, 116 S. St Asaph street for same. For infor? mation, call on him or on John Stephenson. Sexton. By order of the trustees. N. S GBEENAWAY, "??17 3t_Secretary. NEW BUCKWHEAT ?AND? PUEE POBK SAUSAGE MEAT. _B.H.JENKINS. ?OABDEBS WANTED. TWO COMMUNICATING FRONT P.OC M * on second floor. Desirable location. Apply at 414 Prinze street._octlTlw ' ASMALL LOT OF KID GLOVES, lateft shades, which we have been s?lliug at $1, reduced to 80c to close thorn out at A. C. SLlYMAKEE'S, _Successor to A B. 81aym?ker._ AGOOD KID GLOVE wbi< h we c*n safe? ly guarantee at $1 ; Blaik and Colors, at A C. ?LA\M .KEK'S,