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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
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
[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
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.
Mr. Albert W. Nicholson, head of the
binking firm of Nicholson & Co., Balti?
more, died yesterday, aged forty-eight
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
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?
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
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,
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
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
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?
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
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..
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
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
Christopher Schaffer, senior member ot the
firm of wagon builders, C. Schauer & Bio.,
Pittsburg, committed suicide this morning by
shooting himself in the head.
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.
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
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 $4 25a4 55 for fine to
patent roller; Wheat 55a61 ; Com 38*40;
Rye 40a45 ; Oats 20a28 ; Butter 15a20e .
Eggs 15al6c.
Sugar ano Coffee Mabket, Oct. 17.
Refined Sugars?Cut loaf 5%c. per pound ;
Standard powdered 5% ceuta per lb, t ubes
5%c; granulated 4\\<\; true granulated 47,' ;
Diamond A 4*%c; Confectioners' A 4!l.jc;
( rystal A 4%c; Keystone a 4%c, and Colum?
bia A 4%c per lb. The market was quiet at
a loss of 116c in the week.
Coffee.?The market was quiet, with quo?
tations on the basis of lli% cents per lb for
No. 7 Bio, and 15J4 ceuts for No. 8. Mild
coffees were steady.
Baltimore Cattle Mabket, Oct. 17 ?
Beef Cattle.?The offerings were no: quite as
numerous as last week, but tbey were ample
for tho demand. The quality is no better
th in that of last week's offerings. There was
a iarge number of feeding cattlo and thero
was a fairly good demand for them. Values
wero off throughout the lifct. There was but
little activity at any time. Prices of Bee f
Cattle this week ranged as follows:
Best. ?4.51)!.:
Generally rated first quality... 3 75a4.25
Medium or good fair quality... 3 00a3 2">.
Ordinary thin Steers, Oxen
and Cows. 1.50a2 00
Of the Cattle received 1587 came from Vir?
bheep and Lambs.?There has been a very
heavy run of sheep this week, and trade has
been greatly demoralized. The market f>-i
laniKs is fair, but for common lambs and etix k
ewes it is very dull, thoie being little or dm
demand for tho latter. Sheep are quoted at
l*2%c, and a few extra at 2%c per 11>.
I*rabs '2%"x3%c and a few extra at 4c per
lb Mock ewes 25c.a$ 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.
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.
"??17 3t_Secretary.
on second floor. Desirable location. Apply
at 414 Prinze street._octlTlw '
shades, which we have been s?lliug at
$1, reduced to 80c to close thorn out at
_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,

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