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  • ALEXANDRIA. MONDAY EVENING. MAY 23.

    In the debate in tho Senate of Virginia on the resolution recommending Mr. J. E. Tucker for the seat in the United Siates

    Supreme Court made vacant by the death of the late Ae90ciate Justice Woods. Sena¬ tor Heaton, of LouJoud, is repotted as say¬ ing that: 'If it were adopted and seut to the President it would be the first time he bad ever beard fiom the real democracy of Vir¬

    ginia; that the President's appointments in this State bad not been satisfactory, as thoy did not do justice to the democracy ; and that tbe adoption of the resolufion would be tbe firs:, news tho President had as to

    what his party in Virginia wanted." There is more truth tban poetry in these wordB( and while they were not calculated to pro¬ duce the desired effect upon a inau so obsti¬ nate as tbe President is said to be, there is i.o doubt of tbe fact that, so far at least as they apply to several of the Virginia ap¬ pointees, they are endorsed not only by many of Major Heaton's immediate demo¬ cratic constituents, but by a large number of democrats throughout the State.

    Thk Washington Jit-publican, in one of its numerous articles on the settlement of the Virginia debt, says : "There ought to be uo delay in eecuriug this adjustment. Every interest of Virginia demands it. Cap¬ ital in millions would be invtsted in tbe State if this vexatious and twer-recurring debt question was taken out of the bands of politicians who use it as a foot ball to en¬ able tbem to reach tho goal of their ambi¬ tion." And yet the Republican knows that tbe man whtsj return to power in Virginia it advocates, was the tirst politician who ever used the State debt us a foot ball to enable him to reach tho goal of his ambi¬ tion, and that the members of its parly in the Virginia legislature lent their unani¬ mous support to all the efforts (hat were made iu that body to prevent a settlement ol the debt.

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    . Thk delay in the exectiliju of tho sen tence of tbe law upon tho murderous an aichinta of Chicago, instead of having a sub¬ duing effect upon their associates in crime, has, but only as was expected by people fa¬ miliar with human nature, stimulated them to more determined, but more secret, efforts to effect the destr notion of the city that has afforded them a home. Why an- arcbism should have any considerable strength in a land of universal liberty, uud where opportunities are equal, can only be told by thoso who thorott hly understand tbe natural depravity of the human race.

    Ton fact that, two attempts have boen made to burn St. Stephen'schurch, Catholic, in New York, since Kov. Dr. McQlyun, the priest in charge thereof, was removed, is not at all surprising in view of the other fact that tbe Doctor says the ownership of land Is robbery, and that the assussination of rulers is justifiable, and when be ridi¬ cules tha Pope and sets bis orders at open and contemptuous defiance.

    Ws take pleasure iu referring to an able article published by the Rev. Kinloch Nel¬ son, 1). D , professor in tho Episcopal Semi¬ nary, near this city. It first appearod in the Church Review for February, and has since been issued in pamphlet form for gen¬ eral distribution. It baa deservedly receiv¬ ed much commendation both within and without the diocese and, we have no doubt, will be widely circulated.

    Thk regent of Mc. Veruou very prop¬ erly opposes the project to tear down tbe plain and simple tomb of Washington, and erect iu its place a pretentious mausoleum. The tomb is in accord with the character of the man whose dust lies beneath it, and is the object of more reverence than the proud¬ est and most magnificent mouument in braes or marble could possibly be.

    The fact that a large and costly monu¬ ment to tbe late Scbuyler Colfax was un¬ veiled in Indianapolis last week, is a patent illustration of the grotesquo and absurd ex¬ tent to which tbe monumental fashion is carried in this country.

    The latest reported strike is that of the grave diggers iu one of the large Northern cities. A boom may now be expected in tbe stock, of crematory companies.

    FROM WASIIINUTOM. [SpoKial Correspondence of the Alexa. Gazette.]

    Washington. D. C. May 28, 18S7. Tbe Senate committee that bus receutly

    icspected tbe tradersbips among the Indians has returned to this city after a three weeks tour among the Indians, during which they visited the reservations of the Osages, the Kaws, and tbe Poncas. One of tbe numer¬ ous facts they learned on their trip was the little aid education gives to the civilization of tbe Indians, as nine-tenths of the Indians who attend the Indian schools return to the blanket. They saw two war dances, tbe leader in one having only recently finished a five years' course at the Carlisle school. The U. S. Supreme Court, after awarding

    a few unimportant judgments to day, ad¬ journed until Friday, wbeu it will render several important decisious, aud then ad¬ journ for tbe term. There was quite a large attendance of lawyers to-day as it was sup¬ posed that tbe telephone case might be de¬ cided. Tbe President made the following appoint¬

    ments in the revenue service to day : Horace H&asell, to be a chief engineer ; Charles W. Munroe, to be first assistant engiueer; Wm. H. Warren, to be a first assistant engineer; Orriok N. Turner, to be a second assistant engineer, and D aid f^r the extension of Ibnt gre-ai waterway, as ort,!! nally in* n'-'l, u» U c-ier-u.r rt, t-.v.tjty t-i-Vrfi or t 'j. ad . - I 1 ti.uSvrlwnd, ami the csntre ol toe gicdt cut)I held of the Al- leghanits

    THE NATIONAL DRILL. At noon to day the flag of General Augur,

    commandant of the national drill and en¬ campment, floated from the staff in frunt of his headquarters on the Monument greunds, Washington, Wilh this simple formality the drill was declared open. Then followed the orders governing the tump, and military discipline was enforced. The gates were opened for the admission

    of visitors at 4 o'clock, and the ceremony of naming the camp "Camp George Washing¬ ton" took place at the first brigade dreea parade. The Marine band, under the direction of

    Prof. Sousb, will furnish the music. Tho band has been drilled especially lor this oc¬ casion, and will be one of the great attrac¬ tions. Among tue troops present at tho drill

    is tbe Third Virginia Regiment, com¬ manded by Colonel C. C. Wertenbuker. The regiment was organized June 13, L88T, and contains the following companies: Com¬ pany A, Danville Grays, Capt. A. h. Dun can ; Company B, Culpeper Minute Men, Capt. H. C. Burrows ; Company D, Monti- cello Guard, Capt. T. S. Keller; Company E, Lynchburg Domo Guard, Capt. Kirk Otcy Company P, Alexandria Light In- fuutry, Capt. G. A. Mushbach ; Company G, Fredoriekrdmrg Guard, Capt. T. McCrr\cken; Company H, Danvilie Blues, Capt. J. A. Herndon, jr.; Company I, Roanoke Kifl.es, Capt. K. E. fc'cott Company K, Pittsylva- nia Guard, Capt. L. H. Pigg. There is also a dismounted cavalry company connected with the regiment.Troop C, First.Battalion Cavalry, at Lynchburg, commanded by Capt. Page. As a regiment the 3d comes to the dtill

    only for practice and instruction, but sever¬ al of the companies will go into the compe¬ tition for prizes. The regiment arrived in this city this morning, bringing about 200 men, and took tbe 11:30 boat for Washington. The uniform is that of the regular United Slates troops, with the exception of the dress coats, which are gray, and the pants, which are a somewhat darker hue than the regulation. Their equipments are those of the regular soldiers, and they will appear with nlauket, bags, canteens and haversacks, and tho other accoutrements for genuine service in the field. The stall' of the colonel commanding is as follows : Lieut. Col. Win. Nalle, Culpeper; Major, Grenville Gaiues, Warrenton ; Capt. A. McD. Green, arijt., Culpeper; Major Cbas. Slaughter, surg., Lynchburg; Capt. G. T. Klipstein, asst. surg., Alexandria ; Capt. S. M. Cooper, A. Q M., Culpeper ; Capt. T. C. Culen, A. C. S., Cbarlottsville ; Capt. II. K. Avrie, chaplain) Lynchburg. By direction of Gov. Lee all the Virginia

    troops at Camp George Washington will be under tho command of Brig. Gen. Cbas. J. Anderson. From the Virginia volunteers the following have bcou entered for the camp: 1st regiment, Richmond, G compan¬ ies and drum corps ; 1 company from Win¬ chester 1 troop cavalry, dismounted, from Lynchburg; the Attucks Guard and State Guard (culoroil), Kichinoud; 2 companies of the 2nd regiment from Harrisonhurg and Woodstock 9 compamit.s of the 3rd regiment and 7 companies of the l.h regi¬ ment: besides .1 batteries of artillery. There have been a number of obstacles in tho way of a full representation of Virgiuia troops at the drill, and if is doubtful whether all the organizations, included in tho summary given aio comi::g. Some are preveutod from coming or embarrassed by the elections on May 26. Tho troops have been ordered to report at

    camp as early to day as possible. The Alexandria Light Infaulry, Company

    F, Third Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, was organized in June, 1S77. Its captain is George A. Mushbach, whose commission bears date January 12, 1SS'!. This com¬ mand is lbe largest company in tho State, having eiojity three men on its rolls, forty- two ot whom are at the drill. It participa¬ ted in tbe dedication of the Thomas statue and the Washington monument; the obse¬ quies in New York of (Sen. Grant : the in¬ auguration of Presideut Cleveland, and in numerous parades in dillereut parts of the country. Samuel L Monroe is its first lieu¬ tenant and Albert Bryan its second lieuten¬ ant. This company has taken part in (bo fol¬

    lowing prize drills : At Lynchburg, August 7, 1884, won first prize; at Richmond, Octo

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