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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., FEBRUARY 10, 1803.
The prince ride*, up to tiie paine? gat?9
And his eyes with tears are dim.
For *e thinks of ths baji^ar maiden sweet
Wbo never mar we 1 irita him.
For home is wber9 th3 heart i?,
In dwelling great or s.na"),
And there's many a splendid palac3
That's never a home at all.
The yeoman COOM! to his little cot
With a son? when day is done.
For his dearie is stan lin j in tha door
And his children to meet him run.
For homo is wh?re tho haarfc is,
In dwelling great or smal',
And there's many a stately mansion,
That's never a ho 112 at all.
Could I but live with my own sweetheart
In a >iut with san '.ed fl x>r,
I'd he richer far than a loveless man
Will fame and a golden store.
For home is where tba heart is,
In dwelling great or snail,
And a cottage lighted by lovelight
Is the dearest home ol all.
?a-yeorge Horton, in Chicago Herald.
BY C. C, HUIBACGH.
HRREE more pies
went last night.
This is getting a
aud Aunt Jessamine
sat down and looked
at Jack who was
mending some har?
ness in one corner
eif the room.
Jack, without tock?
ing up. "I tell
you. mother, the
varmints are gittin'
too numerous for
me, and we'll have to lock the larder o'
nights if we want to keep things in
caf ely there."
"It ain't bears?not of the kind that
walk on four legs," determinedly replied
Aunt Jessamine. "I tell you, Jack, it's
the other kind, and, while I name no
one, I believe 1 could, if I would, tell
you where thc pies go."
"Don't be suspicious, mother, I'll
watch to-morrow night."
"Oh, he's not coming back that soon.
I heard him say that he wouldn't be
back for a week."
"Then you suspect some one?"
At that moment thc door opened and
Rachel came io, h swett backwoods girl,
the belle of the settlement and the fa?
vorite of all. She stopped at the door
and swept thc room with her blue eye3
which finally settled on her mather,
whose perturbed countenance seemed to
tell her that something was Arong.
"What's thc matter, mother?*' she
?'Three more pic? went last night?
the three I baked for tho preacher who
will be here to-morrow."
"I thought some oue was in thc larder
last night, for when I weat in a white
ago there were crumbs on the floor?"
"Yes, he ate them there?there's ap?
parent room to believe this. He must
have been very hungry."
, ''Bears are cute animals?"
1 "Bears?" aud Aunt Jessamine glanced
nt Jack, about whose lip* lurked a smile
which she did not seem to catch.
"You remember that Billy saw tracks
dewn iD thc ravine and that the "Wilson
girls were chased by a bear in the berry
patch last week. I shouldn't be sur?
prised it bears had found out, your
"I think they bave. There, we won't
argue this question any longer," and
Aunt Jessamine rose and swept, out of
thc room leaving Rachel to look at Jack
lor an explanation.
"Do you know whom she suspicions?"
asked Jack, stopping in bis work and
fixing his eyes on his handsome sister.
"Mother is of thc opinion that Josh atc
In an inbtaut the face of the backwoods
beauty colored and she gave utterance
to a cry of astonishment.
"Impossible, Jack! She can't have
such a terrible sus picton, lt is nonsense,"
and then she laughed, but presently con
"R is a good joke on Josh, anyhow,
but I don't like mother's suspicion.
What if it should get abroad?"
"Which it is quite likely to do unledsw
we disabuse mother's mind of it. Siro
really believes that Josh, your beau,
stole into the outhouse and ate the pies.
Strange to say pies have vanished on the
nights of his visits; I have noticed that
myself, Rachie, and, as mother bas heard
that Josh is a good hand at a feast, you
should not blame her so very much."
"But he didn't eat them, no, hu never
went to the larder, and all this talk
about his eating the pies is unjust."
"Of course, it is. I don't believe
Josh would do that, but the pies have
vanished; you will admit this. Mother
is convinced that he is the deprccator
Rachel, unable to control herself, had
fled from the room and Jack went back
to his task.
"It's queer," he said to himself.
"Don't I know that Josh likes pies, es?
pecially pumpkin pics like mother bakes,
and there is just the slightest doubt in
my mind that he didn't come back after
he bade Rachie good-night and tackled
the ones in the lard-r."
Meanwhile Rachel Palmer was walk
ing across the meadow toward the ravine
that ran through thc Tann some distance
from the house. It was ? rich autumn
da*; and the sun was painting the west
with his most glowing colors.
She was still indignant, and now and
then her white bands shut, and her eyes
Ulled with alook whioh told the feeling
tugging at her heart.
She made her way down the ravine
till she came to a creek, thc banks of
which were clayey aud soft.
"Hero they ere, just where 1 saw
them a week ago," she said aloud, as she
stopped and looked ??* certain impres?
sions in the yielding ground. "They are
(year tracks, bu* they wouldn't tel'
toother anything in her present state of
rniud. Bear3 visit larders and play
havoc there, and a feast of pumpkin pies
vould tempt them. But I'll write Josh
not to come to sec mc till 1 send for
him, for I don't waut him to meet
mother very soon."
Rachel did that that very day. In the
solitude of her little chamber she wrote
a letter to her sweetheart, telling him
that he might postpone his regular visit
for a fortnight, and ended by saying
that she would explain all when they
met again. This letter she entrusted to
ber brother Jack, who went to town es?
pecially to post it, aud Rachel felt that
she had done her duty.
In anticipation of thc traveling par?
son's visit, more pie3 were baked and
closely guarded. Wheu the parson came
they were set before him, and received
the praise they so well deserved.
"You never have trouble with your
pies, Mrs. Palmer," said the shepherd of
the backwoods flock, as he helped him?
self to a second piece.
"Yes, but we have, Brother Linton.
We miss them from the larder before we
arc ready to cat them. I regret to say
that wc have some unregenerate people
in this neighborhood who are so fond of
pumpkin pies that they are not particu?
lar where they find them when they are
hungry," and Aunt Jessamine glanced
at Rachel, who blushed, and for a mo?
ment hung her head.
"I would like to have these people
come under the droppings of the sanctu?
ary," replied the parson; but tho next
moment he was surprised at Rachel's re?
"You would want a gun to deal with
them, I'm thinking," said the resolute
girl. "You can't convert a bear with
soft words and?"
"Rachie, Rachie, what are you say?
ing?" broke in Aunt Jessamine.
Accustomed to obey her mother, the
fair girl subsided and iu a little while
had passed from tho house, leaving the
parson and his host to continue the sub
ject they were on.
Night seemed to come soon after that
meal. Thc long, soft autumn shadows
stoic over the farm house and Rachel
lighted the lamp and carried it to tho
sitting room where the par30D was dis?
cussing thc needs of his flock.
As for Rachel, she retired to her room
in the gable aud sat at the window.
Across the clearing in front of the house
lay thc shadows of night; but by and
bye the silvery disk of the moon ap?
peared over the horizon's rim. It was a
beautiful sight and one which oho had
seen a hundred times from that very
window, and now she watched it as it
seemed to grow in beauty and thc whole
earth became a bed of silvc in the light
of thc moou.
All at once there appeared on thc
ground toward the ravinesomething that
came forward, and Rachel watched it 49
it grew larger.
Now and theu it stopped and for some
time stood in outline for her inspection,
and the more she watched it, thc surer
she became that it was an anima'.
Presently Rachel Palmer sprang up,
and leaning ou the sill, gued at the ob?
ject with eyes that seemed to start from
"It ii ? bear," she exclaimed, "What
it it is mother's thief?" And as the thing
moved on, showing the hugh hulk of its
long body, the girl ran to a corner and
took from it a rifi?, which she knew how
to handle with deadly effect.
When she came back to the window
thc bear was gone, and for a moment a
feeling of disappointment took possession
of her, and she feared she had missed
ber opportunity. But suddenly thc
animal came into view again, and this
time in the vicinity ot thc spring-house,
where the larder was.
Rachel looked to tbe priming of the
gun and again thc bear vanished. She
was now almost certain the prowler in?
tended a raid, and eager to encounter
him and bring his schemes to naught,
she slipped downstairs aud out: into the
As she passed from thc house she
could hear tbe voice of Parson Linton in
conversation in thc little parlor, and
thought of Jack, who was paying his
nightly visit to town three miles away.
The backwoods beauty stopped near
the spring-house and watched it with
anxious eyes. Thc door was reached by
a descent of several steps, and it was
common to fasten it with a chain, which
could be unloosed without much trouble.
"Why, thc door ia open!" exclaimed
Rachel as she neared the spring-house
and ventured to look down the steps.
"I slipped the chain over the staple with
my own hands; but it is off now."
The next moment .1 noise startled
Rachel and she fell back a pace, for it
seemed to come from the spring-house.
Posting herself, however, with de?
termined fare, she waited for other proof
that tbe larder was being attacked at
that moment, and it was not long de?
All at once the huge, dark figure of
something came out of the spring-house
and as it rose in front of tho girl, she
felt an involuntary thrill, for it was a
bear and he was standing on his hinder
feet as if masquerading as a man.
In all her life she had never seen a
bear of such proportions. He looked
as tall as Jack, and as he tottered up the
steps and the next moment stood in the
moonlight a splendid target for Rachel's
rifle, he was seen to have a face ludic?
rously daubed with the sweets of the
Rachel summoned her nerve to her as?
sistance and leveled the rifle at the in?
At that moment she heard a door be?
hind her open, aud her mother's voice
"Rachie, Rachie, where are yon?"
The answer was the clear, ringing re?
port of the family rifle, and there tot?
tered from thc fair girl an animal, which
dropped upon all fours, only to fall to
the ground and roll over in his agony.
Mrs. Palmer stood spell-bound in the
door, and behind her was visible the
white face of tho parson.
?'The other gun! quick, mother! the
bear will get away!" cried Rachel, rush?
ing toward the house
??The bear! the bear! Heaven help
ns all!" aad Parson Linton discovered
that he wa'i safer inside than at the door,
and he rushed back to be passed by
Rachel, who snatched Jack's rifle from
its pegs and turned again toward th*?
As she crossed the threshold she sa*
the black form of the bear lumbering off
toward the ravine, and taking deliberate
aim, she sent a bullet after him which
checked his career and stretched him on
the leaves dead.
"There! I guess you're satisfied now,
mother!" said Rachel", wheu the larder
had been examine i and the lemaias of
t^o pie3 had been found on the floor.
"You must recollect that bears as well
as men can tell good baking when they
sse it. I think you ought to apologize
"But I named no names," persisted
Mrs. Palmer. "I didn't say that Josh
ate the pies; but to tell the truth,
Rachie, I didn't know who else would
Three days later when the tall, hand?
some figure of Josh came over the clear?
ing it was met at the gate by Rachel, and
the two came into the house together.
"I guess it's got tobe done!" said
Aunt Jessamine, as she watched the
couple. "There'll be a wedding here
before he goes back, and to please Rachie
And when Josh had shaken hands
with Aunt Jessamine, she looked up to
his honest face and said: *>
"I beg your pardon, Mr. Johnson, I
thought you ate the pies, but I was mis?
taken; it was the other bear!"?Yankee
A Feathered Winter Friend.
A writer in thc Contributors' Club in
the February Atlantic writes pleasantly
of the chickadee as a winter friend:
Set forth a feast of suet on the
window sill, and he will need no bid?
ding to come and partake of it. How
daintily ho helps himself to the tiniest
morsels, nover cramming his bill with
gross mouthfuls as do his comrades at
the board, the nuthatch and the downy
woodpecker! They, like unbidden
guests, doubtful of welcome or of suffer?
ance, even, make the most of time that
may prove all too brief, aud gorge
themselves as greedily as hungry tramps;
while he, unscared by your face at thc
window, tarries at his repast, pecking
his crumbs with leisurely satisfaction.
You half expect to see him swept from
your sight like a thistle-down by tho
gusty blast, but he holds bravely to his
perch, unruffled in spirit if not in
feathers, and defies his fierce assailant
with his oft-repeated challenge.
As often as you spread the simple
feast for him he will come and sit at
your board, a confiding guest, well
assured of vrelcome, and will repay you
with an example of cheerful life in the
midst of dreariness and desolation. In
thc still, bright days, his cheery voice
rings through the frosty air, anei when
thc thick veil of the snow falls in a
wavering slant from the low sky its
muffled cadence still heartens you.
What an intense spark of vitality must
it be that warms such a mite in such an
immensity of cold; that floats his little
life in this deluge of frigid air, and
keeps him in song while we are dumb
with shivering! If our huge hulks were
endowed with proportionate vitality,
how easily we might solve the mysteries
of thc frozen north!
The Tuneful Harp.
Harp playing is again in vogue. Fash?
ionable young women are hanging their
banjoes on thc willowtree; they arc tak?
ing lessons in harp manipulation. The
light airs of the instrument so long held
sacred are forgotten in the deeper and
more dignified notes of thc harp. We
suspect that thc decorative qualities of
the harp have considerable to do with
this revival of that ancient instrument.
A harp is a pretty thing. A curiously
carved cabinet from Venice or an oddly
fashioned table from France cannot be
more effective in a drawing room.
The harp has a noble ancestry. Skill
in bringing forth music from its chords
won praise and honor in the day of King
David. Kings and Queens have enjoyed
its music through hundreds of years. Its
addition to the orchestra, however, does
not date back many years. A Chicago
musician has made a study of thc instru?
ment, and he says its possibilities are not
yet fully understood; that the semitones
of the harp can bc regulated with a nicety
No doubt Tannhauser and Orpheus
would not recognize the harp if they
were to see it, with the Chicago modifi?
cations, standing in a white and gold
parlor and responding to the graceful
touch of a Michigan avenue belle's slen?
der fingers.?Indianapolis News.
Novel Decoration ior a Itjoru.
A novel plan for the decoration of an
invalid's room has been successfully car
ried out in a house in New York City.
The upper floor, which was not par?
titioned off into rooms or finished with a
plaster ceiling, is fitted up to resemble
the upper deck of a river steamboat.
Some round holes are placed in a slight
curve a short distance from the front
and back windows, and these uprights
support horizontal rods on which cur?
tains are hung, by rings, allowing light
or securing darkness, according to the
mood of the iuvalid. On the walls are
window suggesting frames of light oak,
and the wall is painted to suggest wood?
work. The wooden rafters overhead are
painted iu gray and blue, soft blue
mellowed with yellow ochre, and Indian
red, and "flatted" with a little, very
little, zinc white, not white lead. In the
oaken frames, pictures with a lanie pro?
portion of sky are fitted, and arc
changed four times a year. In deep win?
ter the pictures are of South American
scenery; in npiiug, they arc all Italian
landscapes; in summer, cool Canada
views, painted from nature, suggest the
pleasures of travel to the helpless invalid;
and autumn brings California's luxuriant
vegetation on canvas, to brighten tlie
sick room.-?Demo jest's Magazine.
Banker Michael Schweis. hal wan arres'cd
in Chicago fir accepting'.eposits when bis
ban* was iusolvont.-The wi 1 of million?
aire John Huntingdon, which was fl ed in
Cleveland, leav-ts fl.50.Y00 to educational
and charitable purposes.-A. U. Lakey, rt
rliumojel bruter cf New Yolk, wusarieoteu
at Taylor'- Hotel, Jersey City, on a capita
issued by Judge Lippincott, of tho H'i..s ni
county (N. J ) court, us an alleged alsTong?
ing deotor. Il is said ihat Loki/ bael ob?
tained credit to tho amount of f-J^UvO from
cl axiond dealers in Maiden Lau'-.-Philip
Fairb,ck called upon Dessio Pittman iu In?
dianapolis, and, tiudiiig n. other man in ber
company, seized a revjlvor from tbe dressor
and sbot ibe woman fatally. He then shot
bunsell through tho heart, dying instantly.
? By a lall of slate in Prim.es coal mino at
/Calover, Obio, four miles south ol Zaacsville
four ni nels were crushed. Oeoigo Waxier
died shortly alter being recovered. No hope;
aro entertained of the others, who aro in a
critical condition.-The iron roller mill
be ouging to Abraham aud Marks Harris
and Abrauam Gottlan, located at Irondale,
just outside ot tbe northeast limit* of India?
napolis, wa8 totally destroyed by Are. Tho
inveutory of the entire plant placed the
value at f 120,100, aud the insurance is ?90,
100. Tho company was working *V63 men.
-Fire destieyed tt.e greater portion of a
business block on the corner of Crooks ave?
nue and Third Btreet, iu Milwaukee. The
hose froze, and the firemen were powerless
to stay the flames.-fcjix section hands on
the Central Hudson were run into by a train
of whom three were killed aud three injured.
??An electric wire electrocuted aud nearly
decapitated a eolcred man in Louisville,
The mo?t disastrous fire that has occurred
since 1868, took Hace at Llitle Falls, N. Y.
Tho fire started in Conway's saloon and de?
stroyed several buiding**, including the
Hotel Rocklon, Ora d Central Hotel, and
the Metropolitan block. The total loss is
estimated at $-00,COO No lives were lost.
-The house of U. S. Brunson, at Ander?
son, Ind., was wrecked by en explosion of
natuial gas, and five persons seriously burt.
-Fire partly destroyed tbe old Equitable
b'ock at Des Moines, Ijwa, one of tbe prin?
cipal business and offi :e buildings. Among
ther interests damaged wastheoflco of the
D..ily News. The damage is great, sud es?
pecially by water, covered by insurance in
almost every iustanc?,-While Shanookin
and Sunl ur/ birds were in the pit in a pub
lie hal!, at Shamokin, Pa, the police made
a descent upon the place. Five hundred
sp v ts jumped through the doors and win?
dows to escape. Man} bruised heads and
brokeu limbs resulted. Numerous arrests
were mi le.-TbePhmond Match Com?
pany, at a meeting in Chicago, increased its
capita) stock to fO.OOO.OW.
?.\tradition proceedings for the two Mex
can revolutionists were begun in San An?
tonio.-Col. Phocion Howard, the veteran
journalists and Democratic politician, dieil
suddenly of heart disease, in Danville, 111.
Coloi.el Howard was read ng clerk of tho
House of Representatives.-Dr. Lancaster
Drew, secretary and treasurer of the Cen?
tral Savings Fund, Trust and Hate Deposit
Company, of Philadelphia, left bis office for
the ostensible purpose of getting his lunch?
eon. He bas not since returned, and his fel?
low officials say his accounts are discovered
to be short some 110,000.-Owing to the
delay in alloting space, three of the leading
corset manufacturers of this country?War?
ner Bros.; Langdon, Batcheller & Co., and
Roth efc Go'.dschtnidt, have decided not to
eibibit at the Columbian Exposition. The
space was promi ed last September, but, was
not allotted until last week, and then the
amount was cut down from one-half to two
thirds of that originally r.sked for.-Mar?
tin Fry, Jr., convicted of murdering hi?
mistress, Henrietta Wilson, was sentenced
by Judge Russell, in Ballston, N. Y., to be
electrocuted.-Georg? M. Pullman, the
Chicago millionaire, intends to erect a large
jospital for invalid children.-Robert J.
Beatty was convicted of complicity in the
poisoning of non-union men at Homestead.
-Two hundred men were thrown out of
employment by the burning of a big paper
mill at Xenia, Ohio. Loss fi 5,000.
An explosion occurred In tho Star Foun.
dry, in Worcester, Mass., which injured
fourteen men, one fatally.-A husban I,
wife and child wera suffocated In a len:,
ment-house fire in New York, others escap
lng with burns.-The disasl rous fire which
broke out in Huntsville, Ala., and which at.
one time threatened t) destroy the busin -ss
part of the city, was finally got under con?
trol with the loss of one business block,
known as the 8truve Ll ck. The loss is esti?
mated at f 50,0)0; only partly insured.
The New Washington oxpr ss via the Read?
ing and New York and NewEajland road,
eastbound, ran into the rear of the Norwich
boat express in fi ont of the station at East
Douglass, Mass., on thj New Eugland road.
A woman passenger on the boat train was
killed and several otherj were injured.
The Window-glass Trust organized in Mil?
waukee by the election of oficers.-All
theminesof tho Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western Compauy in the Lackawanna an I
Wyoming Valleys, employing about 13,00)
persons, were put upon eight hours per day.
-Pauline Newcombe, aged twenty years,
and Willard Woodworth, aged twenty-seven
years, an engaged couple, were drowned in
Feather River, Cal., by the capsizing of a
A HUGE STAR-GAZER.
The Telescope for the Naval Observa?
Anothfr great telescope, the third larg-st
In the world, bas just been completed by
Warner & Swaser, of Cleveland, Ohio. Tin
instrument was constructed for the new
Government Naval Observatory on George?
town Heights, 1). C.
When the telescope is pointed to the
zenith the object glass will be thirty-eight
feet above the floor. The weight of the tele
Nope is thirty tons. The tube is 32 feet long
anel three feet in diameter at the middle,
from which point it tn) ers toward either end,
lt bas three motions of speed, operated bj
dook work, one for the stars, one for tbi
sun. ard one for the moon.
A despatch from Christiana nj> a cabi
f et erimia is ngain imminent on ne co int of
the n^iint ion f >r a se, | ate-, c msular se trie*
MOB LAWJN TEXAS.
Governor Hogg Declares He W.'ll
Bring the Lynchers to Justice
Despatches Sent to the Sheriff and Dis?
Governor Hogg claims to have- done
everything in his power to prevent the tor?
turing to death ot Hen-y Smith, the Negro
murder, at Paris, Texas. He sent this dis.
patch to tba Sheriff's at both Paris and Tex
"Uso all liwful means to isee tbat Henry
Smith is potected from mob violence and
brought to trial for the crime be'ore tbe
lawful authorities. Mobs must not be per?
mitted to try prisoner* in Texas. If you
nee 1 help call for-it. By all nw ina prut.Ct
the majesty of the law an 1 the honor of
Texas and your people from committing
When Governor Hogg received effie-a
information of thebmniug hi instructed
the County Attorney at Paris to secure tho
names of nil persona engage I in the affair,
and sent the following instructions to tho
Sheriff of Lamar couuty, at Paris:?
"D scharge your sworu duty as an officer
of tie State faithfully and fearlessly.
Promptly complain bet ore the proper au?
thorities against any person known to I ave
engaged in the lynching of ihe Negro,Henry
Smith, at Paris, an 1 repjrt tbe names of ail
witnesses to the distr.ct and county attor?
ney, to the end that all the guilty persons
may be effectually prosecute i.
''To N. B. Djak, District Attoimv,
Clarksvi.le, Texas.?In the lyne ing of tho
Negro, Henry Smith, in Paris, tbe laws of
the States have b?en openly defied. Kvery
good citizen is interested in maintai'iiug and
en fore ng th-* laws of the laud. Bittier law
aud order or anarchy prevail and there can
be no compromise or widdin ground. Mob
law in Texas must he stamped out. It is
be'iivod and expected thnt you will prompt?
ly, diligently and penitently inquire aud
s-csi tain wbo are the gui.ty persons, and
fear e*s y prosecute them. Auy asshtancj
needed will be promptly rendere J.
"J. S. Hooo, Governor of Texas."
Tbe Governor is very indignant and is em?
phatic in asserting that a 1 guilty petaoni
shall be punished.
STORM IN THE NORTHWEST.
Terrific Snow Stormi and the Mercury
Continually Going Downward.
The snow storm which commenced several
days ago in Vi ashington has coutii.ued with
more or less severity ever since, bas at last
davelopeel into the tearest approach to a
blizzard ever known in this climate. In fte it
tie there are sixteen inches of snow on the
level, and a strong wind is piling it in hug'
drifts in all unprotected spots. The ther?
mometer is falling rapidly. To the north of
tbe city the storm is much more severe. A
special from New Westminster says: "The
cold snap in the Frazier Valley at tho pres?
ent time is the sever? t since 18i"*9. A bove
tbe city the river is frozen solid for fifty
miles,and teams will soon be able to cross on
Victoria, B. C.?The storm continues un?
abated. The snow has reached twelve
dbe Tunibo Island coal mine was the scene
of an ae-cident The boiler used in hoisting
exploded, and M. G. M. Morrison, cont rac
tor, and JobnN. Harri*, ansttant engineer
were ics'.antly killed, 'lbs building in which
theexplo.iou took place was completeh
Minneapolis, Minn.?Advice* from var?
ious points throughout the Northwest shot*
that a blizzard of unusual severity prevails
ihioughout the whole section. Wires art
down along the Canadian Pacific, and no re*
ports bave been received irom stations or.
that line. All trains from the South aud
West are delayed and it is probable that,
owing to the bad drifting on the lines west
of M nueapolis, they will be many hours be?
hind tobe nie time. In the Northwest the
high wind and snow are accompanied by ex?
treme cold. It was 42? below at Havre, 42v'
at Helena, 1-2? at Miles City, ib? at Fort
Buford. The veloc.ty of the wind ia
Minneapolis was between tweaty-ei^ht an 1
thirty miles an hour.
Hu?bind, Wife and Child Suffocated.
Narrow E?capa of Others,
By a Ard of mysterious origin, which
started about four o'clock, in tha hallway of
the six- tery tenement, No. 137 Orcoard
street, New York, a family of three persons
were wiped out of existence, and three
n?Lerj badly injured.
S Jine o.' the tenants say the fire was of in
cim bary origin.
Wbeu the fire was discovered by a police?
man, smoke was pouring from the windows
of th 3 house, and tho flre-escipes were al?
ready crowded with white-robed figures.
The e was a rush at every window. The
irigutened tenants had been awakened from
a s.uud s'e.-p, and attempted to escape by
tbe sta nvay, They coul 1 get no further,
however, tiiau the second floor, where they
met, and wero driven back by a burst of
rUlJfte and flame. Fireman sjou arrived on
tbe scene, aud he ped the. people down the
flre-e-c ?pe. Ladders were run up against
t.? Iiojs -, and the work of re:cuing t^ose
who wore st ll in their rooms began. There
we.'o about forty small children in the house,
and these the firemen aud policemen carried
down in their arm-. All ibe rooms that it
was po 6;ble to reach were searched, and
their occupants rescued.
Most of t e exe.toniest had died away,and
the tire bad about been placed under control
when it was discovered that a sad .tragedy
bad attended the blaze. When the firemen
went through the house they found nothing,
uotd thej reached tbe top floor. lu the rear
ol tho apartments they came across the bod?
ies of tbe Cohen*?husband, wite aud baby.
Coben lay toward the nor.h window, and
bis wife toward the south, 'they bad, evi?
dently si pt long alter tbe fire bad started,
and were almost suffocated in their sleep.
They bad tried to escape, half conscious, by
way of tbe window, but fell, overcome by
the'thick smoke, which must have completly
fill' d their room at the time. On the moth?
ers' breast, pressed tightly in tbe grip of
death, lay the infant's body.
OUTLAW MORGAN SHOT
He Died with a Pistol in His Hand and
a R fie Across His Knee.
Raab Morgan, a notorious outlaw of Lee
County,Va., was killed while terrorizing the
little town of Hubbard Springs,on the Loirs
Till ? and Nasi villa roid. While looking for
a merchant named Noe, who had incurred
li is enmity, ho was shot by some unkown
citizen. Ho elicel with a cocked pistol in his
hand and a Winchester rifle across hi* knee.
Morgan has been n fugitive, with a price
on his bea 1, ever s'neo he committed a cold
blooded murder at Jonesville last fall.
3Ikt Bat.? T. e Committee rn Epidemic
D.sea^es report el back tue Home Ouaian
tine bil, with a substitute, being the bill
' pasied by t'.eSrtnalei mn w eeks ago. The res
I olut on offered by Mr. Cbaudler requesting
j tbe President to enter into nezotiat ons rnith
j .cpresenta'iv.s of the Provi ional Govern
j leant ot Hawa i was laid before the Senate,
and Mr. Chandler moved its reference to
the Committee on Foreign Rc ations. Mr.
Dolph proceeded to read a ong statement of
the population, trade an 1 com me ce of the
Hawaiian I-daada, Int before ho bad con?
cluded tho resolution was lai I asi ie without
action, und tho Anti-Option bi 1 wan taken
up. Tho bill was passel, the vote Leia;
yen>, 40; nays 99. The Fortifica?
tion Appropriation bill was then taken up,
Lut no progress was mad?, and tho So late
3'Jo Dav.?A mo' iou was agreed to that
the t-enate iusist on its amendments to the
Anti- p'.ion bil), aud ask a conference with
the House. Conierre.'s were appointed. Tbe
Kortificit on Appropriation bill ani tho
Army Appropriation bill was passed. Tbe
Uis'.i ict of Columt ia Appropriation bill was
taken up. and after som* debate Wrnt ove."
witt out actiou.
33d Day -In tin Senate notice was re?
ceived of Se.atn- Carlisle's re ignation.
With the except on of one hour in the earl/
pail ef the day, and a Lt.le tonger tinn i i
ibo eveuiug, the session wa* held beb nd
closa i doors, and was spent in the con-i or?
ation of the French and Swedish extradition
tieaties, aud incidentally of the Hawaiian
qre-tion lu the open ses ion the Chnaler
Hawaiian resolution, offered some days 8go,
was referred to the Committee on F ivigu
Relation*. Mts rs. Hale .and Blac burn,
were appointed tellers to assist in eon tin j
tae ] residential votes, and Mr. Cai lisles
resignation as senator from Kentuck/ was
presented. Tbe District Appiopriatiou bill
was taken up,considered and passed.
i.ith Day.?A bill to pay tho awards of
tin Court e f Ciaims was placed on the cal?
endar, wh u a conference was aske I on tbe)
pion e bill to ratify the agreement with tho
Kickapoo Indians! KeseJIutioas were , a-se-.l
and eu Ogles del.vered to the memoiy ot the
late Senate: Barbour, of Virgin a.
85th Dat.?T..e President's mes^a^e was
eli tri uted to tho variou-3 ex>nimittor.s to
trbtesi rt b<longed. An unusually larg*
number of bills was taken from the 0 lien lar
and eighteen were pas ed. Mr. Harris gave
notice that he wouid call up the Quarantiuo
bill ami the Silver bill also went over.
Memori al proceedings frere held in honor of
some members of the House.
>)3rd Day?The Honaeln Comm tteeof
the WThol*\ resumed consideration of tin
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill. After
action upon several amendments'
mitteo rose, and tho House adjourned.
;-.'4tu Day.?The House went into Commit -
j tee of the Whole for the furthe ? cons dra
| ion of tbe Sundry Civil bill. Tho ite i.s for
! tho river aud harbor improvements wera
] agreed io, and, without dispos ng of tbe
I bill, tho committee, rose and the HuU e a I
c'.'th Day?In tbe House the Anti-option
bill creat.d a stir. The opponent* of tho
legisla: lot* were on ihe alert, and the iustant
that Mr. Hatch made his inoti rn for a con?
ference, Mr. Bynum, was addressing tbe
Speaker, with a point of oider, that the
Bena!* amendments must first be considered
in com nitteo of tho whole Jo'an 1. Daven?
port aud toe federal olectio j items then oc?
cupied the att ntioa of the House. Tboy
were brought forward by an amen hnent
offered in committee of tho whole by Mr,
Fitch, to the Sundry Civil bill. The bill wai
thoa repor.e 1 to the House and pa*s'd. Mr.
Watson, introduced in the House a bill to
provide for an increaseof national currency,
and provide a method forthedistribiitio i ot
the sam j Ly homestead land laws, and to
provid* for the repayment of the loans.
30th Day.?In tho Houe the conference
report on tho bill establisbiug a Court of
Appeals for the District was agreed to. The
Speaker laid before tbe Housj the Auti Op?
tion bid witlj amendments, and decided ibnt
they must fa.-st be referred to a committee.
On Mr. Hatch's motion the bill was referred
to the Commi.teo on Agriculture. The Defi?
ciency Appropriation bill was passed. Busi?
ness was su-p.nded and resolutions wero
passed. Business was suspended and reso?
lutions were passed and eulogies delivered
to the memory of th<j late Alex. K. Craig.
37th Day.?Tbe Hou o parsed tho
Diplomatic aud tho Military Academy Ap?
propriation bills with Jittto debate. 'Hie
teature of the day's session was Ihe apt n*
taneous expression of regreat m nil estell by
his colleagues at the voluntary retirement
of Mr. blouut, of Georgia, Dom th- -rat
which be ba. filled for tweuty years. Rep?
resentative Bacon, of New York, introduced
a bill authorizing the issue of ce.t.ficatei
upon deposits of treasury note* of not I es:
PEOPLE AND EVENTS,
The cottagers at. Newport bave organ aa)
A golf club. But two or three lt eh organi
sitious exist la this county.
Tolstoi is said to be bu?y upon a bool
which no one would have expected him ti
write?a book upon Japan, its people am
Distinguished New York ohurchtn?
mentioned as successors to Phillips B erok
are tbe Rev. Dr. Huntingdon, of G ac
Church, and the Rev. Dr. Satterl e, of Cal
rary. The latter was a candidate when Dr
Brooks was elec.ed.
Thi Virginia State Building at thi
Wor d's Fair will be a copy of Washington'
nome at Mount Vernon. The women or
trying to raise $10,OJ0 to e<? lip it, and hop
to give a literary entertainment before lonj
in Richmond, in which Tho nas Ne s n Page
Mar on Harland, Amelie Rives Chanter
and other authors of Virginian birth wil
United States Senator Elect Stephe
M. White has been appearing before th
Federal Court of Appeals of California fl
counsel for the owners of the Itata, th
Chilian vessel that was loaded with arms fo
the Ch lian insurgent-, slipped away froi
San Diego anel was finally brought back b
an American cruiser. Our Government lo:
in the trial of the libel case before th
United States District Court of Souther
The late Justice Lamar, until a year or s
ago bael a nwst remarkable memo y. H
could repeat w jrd for word the s ieee hos o
the great orators which he had read an
pasi-ages from authors unknown to otbei
than stu lents like hi nsedf. H i rarely erre
in a epiotation aud one might have saul c
him, as Lord Melbourne i- crelited wit
haviug said of Macau ay, M I wish I were a
cock-sure of any one thing as be is of ever}
An examp'e of Mr. Blaine's habit of coi
tinued, uninterrupted labor was furnis-he
in the early part ot tbe Behriug Sea corra
pondence. Ho became intensely absorbe
in carrying on this correspondence, an
would retire to his room, where he worke
with law books, diplomatic correspoudenc
an 1 papers piled up arouud him, lie woul
6tart in after breakfast, aud sometime
would work on steadily without rest or foe
until !> or 10 o'c od. Then he would be tc
fatigueei to eat, and the next morniu
would make up for if. These fits of labc
would use bim up for a week.
1'hk3J0 eir VD Russian exiles who.n th
Baron Hiw h fund settled near N u-wicl
Conn., are having a pretty hard time of it a
fanni's. Tuo colony's future is d\rt, am
its members may finally drift i ito he 011*41
Their Yank o neighbors aro cbnritib
helping them out,
The Latest News Gleaned From Yarlow
Parts of the State.
Jcdoe Wm. Lindsay, of Kentucky, who
' 's to succeed Mr. Carlisle in the United
| States Sen at s, is a native cf Rockbridge
. county. He was born and raised at Alone
j Mills in thal county, and was a ion of An
drew Lindsey. Hi* mother was a daughter
of James Davidson, at one time high sheriff
i of tin county. He read law uneler Governor
| Letcher, am* before thc war settled in Ken?
tucky. He has now a large ciic.c of rela?
tions in Rockbridge county.
The building prospects in Alexandria
county this Spring aro excellent, and num?
bers of resideue'e" of settlers from Washing?
ton who proposo to make their homes in the
couuty will Le bui t.in the little towns along
the line of the Washington and Ohio Rail"
road. Cari ns Spring, Arrin^tou, Bin Air
and Fort Meyer Heights are a I expected to
take a long step forward before auo.her
Private letten from New York state that
Mr. J. S. II. Thompson, Superintendent of
tho Richmond and Danville Railroad, who
bas been under treatment iu a hospital in
that city for te vera 1 months is now well
< nouga to walk about t'je struts, and ne ex.
pecw to return to Richmond during tbe
next ten days or two weeks.
It is stated that Mr. Charles G. EHy is
to receive fcJ^OJU a year as second vicj-proi
identof tbe Reading Railroad. His salary
as vice-president of the Norfolk and Western
I Road was $10,003.
Mrs. Caroline Dezendorf, mother
ex-Congressman Dezendorf, of Norf. Ik dieel
a few dava ago in Westchester county, New
The Youui; Men's Christian Association
at Clifton Forge will erect a handsome
buildiug for its uses.
A comi'asv hus been formal to or erato a
fruit and vegetable canning factory iuSben
The reposition in Richmond last fall ami
a financial failure. Instead of coming out
chead by 11,110, as the executive committee
of the society announced soou after the show
closed, the expositio i brought the concern
In debt to the tune of $3,184. This condition
of affairs has just been made public.
A despatch from Clintwood, says Robe
Stewart, a noted Kentucky outlaw, occ'?
dentally shot himself near Clintwood, and
die! from his injuries.
E. M. Marks, superintendent of the pub?
lic schools of Prince George county, di.d
very suddenly of congestion of the lungs.
The store of Rowell & W atkins.at Blanch
Pittsylvania c .linty, was burned last week.
Loss $2,100; insurance 16,100.
The storehouse of John H. Goodman, at
Ballsvir.e, was destroyed by fire.
A fine vein of s*ra.-anthracite coal bas
been discovered within three miles of Pu?
le s'<e City, on the Norfolk and Westeru Rail?
Bedford City 1b preparing to spend $'3,
000 in street improvement.
IN Rockbridge county, Will am Henry
Bryant went cut with a t arty on a fe hunt
on tbe North mountain. After a short eba*-1
the dogs ran a fox into a hole under some
rcc'is. Tbe hunters undertook to smoke bim
out. While so enrage el Bryant's |no ?'ipr5''.
che hammer struck the rock and ibo "hole
load entered his body under the right arm
pit, beneath the shoulder, aud c me out In
his back, uear the top of the shoulder. He
died within two hours.
The Virgiuia board of agriculture has
adopted a plai whereby more farmers' insti?
tutes w il ba held and at leis cost thiu here?
tofore, lt is proposed lo hold them in each
congressional district ou the application of
10) farmers aud the expenses of ea'-'o is ko be
limit d to il ". The committee appointed
to report on tin advisability of establishing
experiment il farms was discharged.
Tbe mana,er of the LynchUi g Opera
House has ? 'osed it for the balance of the
season b'.'-iu*e of insufficient patron ?ge. Hj
says he thinks "it better for all concerneel to
j close until times get better or the people
j want to see an attraction.''
A df.patch from Bristol says .lames T.
Patten, a^ed tweuty-thre?, committed mi*
fido at Abingdon by shooting himself in tho
bead. Despondency over the failure to get
employment seems to bave been the eau*?.
The World's Fair concert given at Char?
lottesville, under the auspices of the Albe?
marle Chapter of tbe Daughters of the
American Revolution, real zed 13X) for the
Mount Vernon house fund.
W. D. Minktrek, formerly high constable
of Petersburg, has been appoiated to a posi?
tion in the postal service on the route be?
tween Roanoke and Norfolfk and has enter?
ed upon h s duties.
Judge J. D. Horsley,of tbe Circuit Court
at Lyn hburg, hts appointed Nathan D.
Handy receiver of tbe Virginia Nail and
Iron Works Compiny iu place of J. Fetor
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Com?
pany is no > e> jmpleting a large and hand?
some depot at Lynchburg. The depot, ad?
ditional tracks and approaches will cost ?"'>,
Three Mormons, with proselyting inten?
tions, have been roaming about Charlottes
vil e lately. They have beeu refused the
use cf the court house and other public
The s ip-yard at Newport News has con?
tract to build two large iron steamship*,
which, it is sail, will keep the yard busy for
W. A. L. Lcnsford die<l at his home near
Dumfries, in Prince William county, aged
At Upper ville, a houso belonging to
estate of E. T. Liws, rented by Robert
NickoDs an 1 Ned George,caught fire and wa-*
entirely de-: U\>yel.
The Aleiandria county authorities state*
that they intend commmcing proceeding*
against the pool-?e:lers at Jackson City, lor
a viol ttioa of the Mushbach bill.
"Wu. L Brown, ot Rockbridge county and
a justico of the peace for the Natural Bridge
district, dropped dead while couvers ng with
At Lane aster Court House 'est wee'e
Henry De Shields, clerk for C. Vf. Snow,
merchant cee:identally shot himself iu tin
knee with n ni.,te>! bill
The steamer China, from China ami Japen
brings news that the Kore.ins in Jeiscu
m obbel the Chinese cons 4tte.