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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., FEBRUARY 17, 1893.
la wd sweet days when hectic flushes
Burn red on maple and sumach lea',
When sorrowful nindi wail through tin
And all things whisper of loss and grief,
When close and dour boll Fro3t ap?
To snatch the blossoms from Nature's
When night forayer on day encroaches?
Oh, then I think that I love you bast.
And yet when winter, Fiat tyrant master,
Has buried autumn in walls of snow.
And bound and fettered where bold Frost
Li?s outrage 1 Natur; in helpless woe.
When all earth's pe.it ti res in four walls cen?
And side by side ii ths sn-:? home neet
We list the tempests whic'a cannot enter?
Ob, then I say that I love you best.
But later on, when tbs Siren Season
Betray* the trust of the senile King,
And glad Earth laughs at the act of treasoa,
And winterxlies In fe arms of Spring,
When bu Is an 1 birds all push and flutter
To free fair Nature so long oppress jd,
I thrill with feelings I cannot utter,
And then I am certain I love you best.
But when in sp'.en ior tha qusaaly summsr
Reigns over the earth an 1 th9 skies abov=?.
When Nature kneels to ths royal coiner.
And even the Sun fi*m?s hot with Love,
When Pleasure basks in the luscious
And Care lies out on the sward to res!?
Ob, whether apart or whether together,
It is then 1 know that I love you best.
?Ella Wheeler Wilcox, iu Lippincott.
BY MAKAH CROSSK PAULET.
felt "blue" enough,
as he sat down to
his six o'clock tea,
in his humble home
on Forest Hill. It
was not that the
tea was either badly
served or poor in
quality, for bc in?
the beit groceries
afforded, and nothing Miss Prissy ever
tried to do or make ever resulted in fail?
ure. It was neither the eatables nor yet
the drinkables that caused the cloud on
the deacon's brow. As he expressed it,
he "felt blue as a whetstone,'' and tbe
cause arose from tbe tightness in money
Miss Prissy, the deacon's strong
minded daughter, perceived the lower?
ing countenance, and wishing to con?
ciliate the old :'eutleman a little, put an
additional lumo of sugar in his tea.
"Third, and lastly,'' he said, iu an
abstracted manner, as he passed the cup
Prissy smiled almost involuntarily at
this "power of habit' exemplified.
The worthy dex'in, bu?y with his
bread and butter, did not sec his
"I'll tell you what," said he, carefully
adjusting his knife and fork, "unless
something happens in our favor pretty
soon, we are gone to smash completely."
Even the lingering shadow of the
6mile that had played round thc comers
of Privy's mouth died out, and she
'ooked anxiously at her father as he went
"There is a four-hundred-dollar mort?
gage on the house, with interest at seven
per cent,, and no man can stand such s
per cent, as that. There is that one
bundred-dollar ucte, and two of fifty
dollars each, besides one hundred and
sixty dollars yet unpaid ou the lumber,
seventy-five dollar-:?got to come some?
how?for thc carpenters, twenty-five for
the mason, twenty-five more for the
painting. "Besides, that leaves us with
the house not jet half finished, the
ground yet to be grubbed and laid out
and fenced, and nut a cent, mind you?
not a single cent?to do it with.*'
The deacon leaned back in his chair
and fairly groaned.
The strong minded Priscilla got up,
and walking round to his side of the
table, laid ber hind on his arm.
"Listen to me, deacon," said she,
thoughtfully?she always called bim that
when she felt, particularly in earnest?
"listen to me, now, and I'll tell you the
plan I have for extricating our affairs
from financial annihilation."
"Talk away," growled the bear.
?'Talk, at any rate, is cheap enough;
even in these hard times."
Prissy declined to nctice the slight
put upou her tongue, and continued,
?'You know you have always refused
to keep a cow, pig, or chicken-1. Now,
then, let us have all three, and I will
show you this fail that your interest
money shall be forthcoming, besides
having our grocery bill footed as it is
"Pshaw, Priss!*' ejaculated he, with
a groan ot dirapproval, "how could you
do it? Besides, my credit isn't worth a
blue bean. I haven't the money to pay
for a cow, nor a pig, nor even the chick?
ens, so there's an end of that."
In no wise discouraged, the strong
minded young woman coolly continued:
"I have ways and means for all of'em,
deacon. And i(. you will solemnly agree
to do in all things as I suggest and ad?
vise, I in turn will promise and ratify it,
too, to take these debts aud tbe unfin?
ished house on my shoulders, metaphori?
cally speaking, and in three years' time
we will owe no man, and our house and
ground shall compare iavorably with
any in the country."
Tbe deacon considersd a moment.
"Show me your ways and means,
"Well," a little reluctantly, "you
know the Laurels! Mrs. Lav rel wants
to trade a young new milch cow, with
the calf, for twenty-four yards of that
new ingrain carpet of our, and as I have
already carpet enough, besides that to
corer all tbe floor wa shall use for a year
or so, I have accepted the offer. That
is cow No. 1, eh?"
"Cow No. 1?yes."
"Uncle Bemus has taken a fancy to
my gold watch, and wants to trade me a
cow and a hog of tho femule persuasion
for it, and as the watch is useless to me
in our present circumstances, 1 have
made up my mind to close with him.
So there is cow No. 2, and aforesaid
The deacon opened his eyes,
" 'Pon my word, Priss, you're a born
trader. But what about the chickens?"
"I huve bought rive?four hens and
one rooster?of thc Bowers, on 'tick,'
as they say. The hens are wanting to
set, and I shall send you to Neighbor
Tootle for eggs to set them with. Too?
tle charges fifty cents per dozen for eggs,
but his are an extra kind of large fowl
that can be made to bring four dollars
per dozen a3 early spring chickens by
the first of June. I can have at least
thirty or forty chicks for the June mar?
ket and tbe proceeds therefrom will
take up a certain note of yours. In the
meantime the butter shall pay our house?
hold expenses as we go along. There
shall be no butcher's bill, nor any other
kind of a bill, run up for future settle?
ment. Tbe calves we will fatten and
sell this fall, the hog ditto. Uncle B3
lnus advises me to keep the litter or pigs
until next year, when they will fetch us
someth'ng over a hundred dollars. The
eight acres of ground, for the use of
which we pay forty dollars, must be
planted with corn, and I have already
selected the seed. As the land is partic?
ularly clean and of uncommon good soil,
the yield should be not less than sev?
enty-five bushels to the acre, which, if
corn comes down to au unprecedentedly
low figure, will still pay all expenses for
seed, rent, tillage, and leave us enough
to fatten our hogg after all."
The deacon wa3 silent from astonish?
"I shall raise as many chickens as
possible through thc heat of the comiug
summer; so that the next spring I shall
have eggs by thc quantity, when the
market reports quote a good price, with
supply less than the demand."
"You talk like a farmer, Priss," ejac
ulated(thedazed deacon. "Whendid you
learn so much, I wonder?"
"Don't ask me questions, but promise
rae," giving him a tight squeeze.
She 9hook herself loose from him,
and poured out for herself a cup of hot
"Very well; go to work and make me
some chicken coops and a hen house,
and fetch home my hens to-morrow, and
this fall I will show square accounts
with some folks I know of."
In the course of time the cows were
driven home, the chickens roosted in the
deacon's hen house, and thc "female
hog, with her seven children, occupied
the attention of the deacon's daughter.
Of a morning Prissy went into the cellar
and skimmed, andstrained,and churned,
and outside tho deacon himself, with
the sp;ide aud ax made good time among
the stumps, thereby saving hired help
and the additional cost of a wood pile.
The deacon had lived all his life under
a lazy cloud. He couldn't cut wood, he
said, because it made him so tired. He
couldn't work at farming, because the
weather was either too hot or too cold,
or too wet or too dry. He couldn't stay
all the while at his place of business (he
was a photographer) and wait for cus?
tomers, because he "wanted to get out
and stretch his legs." But suggest the
idea of an impossible enterprise to him,
or ask him to invest in a lottery ticket,
or talk: travel, and directly the deacon
was your man.
He was utterly and abominably lazy
and selfish. He forced Prissy to pinch
and save a dollar, while he would
squander fifty, and havenothiug to show
for what he bad paid out. Such is mau
?that is, so rouc'a of it as went by the
name of Deacon Dodge.
One of the things the strong-minded
girl got him to do was to make a fence,
which she insisted should be hedge. A
hawthorne hedge, she declared, was
both beautiful and attractive, be*ido3
just as useful as any other.
So, under her vigilant generalship, he
delivered some tree9 lor the nursery?
men and took his pay in hedge plauts,
which she made him set out and attend
Little by little she put the deacon on
his mettle, until at las1, she herself was
surprised to find how much she bad made
him accomplish. At tbe eui of tbe first
year he had grubbed their one and a
half acres, put tbe first coat of paint on
thc house, made Iho fence, dug the cel?
lar, built outhouses, cut alt the fire wood
and made five dollars a week besides.
At the end of their first year Prissy
found she has sold six dozen chickens at
four dollars per dozen, and had as many
more to winter over. She had sold six
hundred pounds of butter, at an average
of thirty cents a pound. The two calves
fetched twelve dollars readily, and the
fatted hog twenty-seven more. Their
household cxperses had been ju3t one
hundred dollars, aside from what she
had raised in the garden, and the butter
and eggs were of home manufacture,
also. She spent not a penny for cloth?
Together they checked off accounts
one evening, and to his intense surprise
the deacon found a little matter of four
hundred aud fifty dollars to his credit,
besides having ft much better start tor
thc next year.
He paid the balance duo on his lum?
ber, and thankfully took up three other
notes, after wbich he breathed more
freely. Thc next year the invincible
Prissy sold two hundred dollars' worth
of bogs, sixty dollars' worth of eggs, and
ten dozen chickens, still keeping house?
hold and personal expenses at ino lowest
The deacon, too, had better luck, or
perhaps attended more strictly to )'**is
business, and thc end of thc secoril y??ar
was also the death knell of thc ii triable
As this is no fancy sketch, but, on the
contrary, is a veritable "loaf from life,"
I cannot state what thc result "was for
the third year of Miss Prissy's manage?
But I saw the deacon the other day
trimming his hedge, which was all white
and sweet with bloom, and he tells me
that the carpenters are busy at his house,
and that he shall have enough produce
to dispose of in thc fall to take him com?
pletely out of debt. He certainly has
the handsomest place in thc country, and
by far the most stylish house. As for
Prissy, her face is tanned a light brown,
aud her hands arc not quite so white and
small as they once were?not "sousele?s
by half " she says, turning them over
carefully, and showing the little cal?
loused lumps on thc palms.
"But wc are out of debt anyway,'' she
added, triumphantly. "This thing of
being dunned by every other person one
sees is anything but funny."
May Forrest Hill long outshine its
neighbors, and stand as a striking me?
mento of one woman's will.?New York
Au Old Settler.
Geologists agree that many thousands
of years ago?they do not agree on the
number of thousands?great ice fields,
like immense glaciers, moved slowly out
of the north over a large part of the
United State3 and Europe. Tnese glac
icers were so thick that they have left on
the top of the White Mountains bowl?
ders which they had carried hundreds of
miles, and they had much to do with
shaping the hills and valleys of New
York, Pennsylvania, and New Eagland.
The marks made by these glaciers as
they ground and crushed their way over
the rocks are still plainly visible in many
places, and it is easy to trace the large
bowlders they carried northward to
regions where such stone occurs in large
Those were days of great things, and
among the hage creatures that roamed
about in the region of the advancing
glacier was the Eiepha3 Americanus, or
American elephant. Part of the skele?
ton of one of these animals has just been
unearthed at Carl Junction,Missouri,and
sent to the Washington University.
These bones show this animal to have
been from twenty-five to thirty feet long,
and fifteen feet tall. It fed on trees and
bushes,and a wagon-load of pine branchc3
and cones would have made a light sup?
per for this monster. Its molar teeth had
griuding surfaces nine by four inches in
size, and its tusks were nine feet long.
Coarse long hair covered the big fellow
from head to toe?, and a drove of such
animals must have been an imposing
sight, even in tho presence of the mighty
In a cave in France has been found,
scratched on a bit of ivory tusk, a rude
picture of one of these prehistoric mam?
moths. This picture is supposed to be
the oldest known, and was made by 6ome
man or boy who was more clever than
bis fellows, but who lived in a cave, ate
raw meat, and wore scanty clothing
made from untanned skins of wild beasts
which the filthy and savage men of those
far-off times killed with clubs and stones.
It may be, therefore, that human beings
saw thc living animal, pieces of whoso
skeleton were dug tbe other day from
beneath twenty feet of soil out in Mis?
souri.?Harper's Young People.
How Deaf Mules Dance.
"I never felt so lonesome in my life,"
said a gentleman recently, "as when I
chanced to be thrown one day with a
picnic party of deaf mutes. They could
understand each other, laughed and
carried on and had a good time gener?
ally, while I sat like a mummy, apart,
looking on, but unable to paiticipatc in
any of the fun.
"One thing that surprised me greatly,"
he continued, "was to see them indulge
in dancing. I had always supposed that
it was absolutely essential to hear the
rhythm of the music in order to keep the
time of a waltz or a polka. Tb be sure
they had an orchestra on the dancing
barge, and for a time I regarded that as
peculiar, for few if any of the party
could hear the strains.
"After a little thought I solved the
mystery. The mutes could not hear the
music, but they felt it, which was ju9t as
effectual. To be sure of the matter I
spoke to the leader of the orchestra and
be assured me that my .surmise was cor?
rect, and that when he was employed by
the party it was expressly stipulated that
he should bring his biggest bass drum
and bass viols. The deep tones were
more vibratory than the others and the
mutes kept excellent waltz time by feel?
ing the vibration of the wood fiooriug
upon which they danced."?New York
A Tamo Mountain Lion.
The author of "A Ride Through Won
derland," says that she was invited,
when in Colorado, to visit a hunter's
store and see a mouutain lion; the only
one, as its owner asserted, which had
ever been tamed. It was in ti little back
room, chained to an iron staple in the
floor, round which it ?as pacing, utter*
ing low growls.
It appeared very much like a small pan?
ther, and seemed anything but tame,
snarling at us as if it longed to spring.
It was in awe of its master, however, and
cowed down every time he cracked his
whip. He made it do seveial tricks
with a retriever dog, which did not seem
to like the task very well.
"Come and kiss Miss Pussy," said tho
man, and the dog went up to it, laid n
paw upon its neck, and licked its face.
The master then put a piece of meat
on its nose, and told the dog to fetch it
"He doesn't care for this part," was
his comment. "3he has had him by the
throat once or twice. Just look at her
iron paws! One blow would lay you
dead as mutton. What, you brute, you
would, would you!"
Miss Pu3sy had tried to gnaw his boot,
and needed to bc lashed off.
"Did you ever take her out?"
"Oh, yes, she goes walking with me
in the mountains, sometimes. I take her
chain off when we're out of the town
but I'm precious careful to follow her
and never let her step behind rae 1' '
Mirtial law issaid to prevail among tho
' utral American republics, due to the ill
eeling existing among them.-Fr uk Cro?
ll*, has brought a novel sui for $8,000 dam
iges against the Seventh Avenue Hotel,
Mtsburg. He wa* a conductor in the Pull.
nan service, mid lost his position be nu se
he hotel clerk failed to call him in time to
aka his car.? Will Howard was sentenc d
o death by Judge Blank, in the Circuit
'ourt of St. Louis. Howard is a noted Kon
ucky desperado, who ha=, perhaps, killed a
lozen men. He was badly wanted in his
ia! ive state when arrested in Maries county,
Mo., for murdering Thomas McMichaels, a
leaf mute.-There was a run 01 the
?conoraite Bank nt Beaver Falls, but all
vere promptly paid??Bauer and Nold,
\ho were accused of teing accessories of
"vnarchist Berkrrau in his attack on Chair
nau Frick, were convicted in Pittsburg.
\u unknown roan, suppos-ed to be P. H.
McCabe, of New Brunswick-, N. J., was
rushed to death at the Pennsylvania Rail
?oad crossing in Washington street, Jersey
Four men were killed iu a snow avalaueho
in Colorado.-County Jud^re B. F. Copen
haver and Ihomas Novitt, of St. Clair
county, Mo., were sent to jail by the United
States Court, for re u-ing to order a to j
levy.-A bill was flied ut Beaver, Pa., ak
lng for the appointment of a receiver for
the Economite Community.-Fire de
stroyed a saloon near the Philadelphia Smelt?
ing and Refining Works, in Bessemer, a
suburb of Pueblo, Col. John Crogan, the
proprietor of the Balor n, and John Morrissey
were burned to death.-George Silvey,
assistant postmaster In Spokane, killed him?
self, by sending a bullet through his brain.
He was short in his accounts, $7,100. He
wes under $10,(00 bonds.-Pogtofflce In?
spector Baird placed under arrest Assistant
Postmaster T. B. Thurman, of Griffin, Ga.,
who is charged with extracting money from
registered packages. For come time money
bad teen mis ed from }ackages (assing
through the office.-Collingwood & Co.,
lumber manufacturer; f.nd dealers, of
Wayne and Pike counties, Pa., failed. The
liabilities are placed at $100,000, and the ns
sets at $ 5,000.-Seven of the New Jersey
ballot-box stuffer:; were set at liberty, hav?
ing served their terms.
General E. K. Stimson, an ex-deputy
United States marshal and a pro i inent
man, is on trial before ihe United States
Court in Denver for theft. Stimson is
charged by the United States Marshal with
having stolen several casts of opium from
the office, which he disposed of to local
parties.-Rev. Theodore Lyman, a Unitar?
ian Clergyman of Cold Springs, New York,
became suddenly insane in a street ctr.
The boiler of a passenger locomotive blew
np at the railroad station in Taylor, Tex.
rh* Fireman Ju'es Raspberry was instantly
nilled. Engin?er Bert Wheeler was slightly
ind helper Michael McHan was fatally in?
jured. The boiler was hurled two hundnd
feet.-Fire destrove 1 tlie M. and M. Hos?
pital building in Menominee, Mich., which
was used asa boarding bourse. Tho inmates
barely escaped with their lives. One of the
warders had his leg broken, aud many
nt hers were seriously cut and bruise 1 by
jumping from the windows,-Firedestroy
Bd the large six-story warehouse in Boston oc?
cupied by T. R. Renwick & Co. for the s'or
ige of cotton and woolen waste, and the
Bartholomay Brewing Company. Lo? $50,
300.-A fatal fire occurred at Chapel
Grove Fishing Station, al out fifty mihs
from St. John, N. B. While Patrick Sulli?
van was endeavoring to rescue h's eleven
children from the burning dwelling he per?
ished in the flames, together with four of
his children "*"",~'
Despatches from many towns In Western
Pennsylvania and Eas'ern Ohio report high
wnter in the creeks and rivers, and serious
damage is feared it several places. At Du
bois the water in the Sinneraaboning Rive ?
ls at fljod hei'ht, nnl Rsuovo and other
towns along the stream are preparing for a
flood.-The captain an 1 two mm of the
British schooner Annie Marie werj rescued
just before tbe vessel san*.-The car sheds
of the stroet car syndicate in New Orleans,
ir ith contents, were destroyed by fie; loss
?$75,0C0.-AtOction, La., Henry B. Thomp?
son and Samuel Burton wert as-asina'ed
by parties unknown.-The ninth annual
ses-fon of the Master House Painters and
Decorators' Association met in Army and
Navy Hall, Id Philadelphia. Nearly 150
members were pres*nt. The president's an?
nual report was delivered, in which he ex?
plained the action taken in regard to the
New Jersey associat on.-Jame3 C. Snell,
who was chief clerk in Adjutant General
Wickhara's office u oder Gov. Francis, of
Missouri, has pieferred charge? of nrsap
propriation of fund* against Adjutant Gen
pra! Wickham.-A freight ran into a pas?
senger train on the Old Colony Road, n?ar
Leominster Mass,, injuring a number of
It Is understood that tbe railroa 1 worters
* ill strike al out the time cf the opening of
tbe World's Fair. ? Three deputy marshals
in Indian Territory were killed by an Indian
desperado named Bill Pidgeon.-TheSioux
Indians are prepa- ing for a racket of some
Bort.-At Challeta, Mexico, Iren?o Gon?
zales, who created a diiturbance.was lassoed
and then lynched.-1 he sale of the Pan
Americ in Railway did cot take p'acw, and
all claims have been settled to the satisfac?
tion of all concerned. No .statement is given |
as to the future plan? of the road, but deft- |
nite information ll prom's.d soon.-H. W. j
Weir, chief justice of Idaho during Cleve-:
land's administration,died at B >is?\ I lah?,of j
apoplexy, aged seventy.-Will Butler, col- |
ored, a stepson of Henry Smith, the negro
who was tortured to death in Paris, Texas, I
was lynched near that city.?Mrs. Albrecht j
sixty years old, was killed by an electric car
m Newark, N. J. She was ensdng the
street, and did not hear the warning bell.
The car knocked her down, and the wheel*
passed over her head,nearly severing it from
her body.-Four thousand people in the
northern part of Louisiana are on the verge
of starvation.-As a freight train was
shifting cars on the Lehigh Valley Road, at
the Essex Feltiu.; Midi, the brake chains ou
the train broke, causing the cars to run Into
the building, doingt^OO damage. Two men
were badly hurt, one of whom Levi Place,
will likely die. Sev. ral other men had nar?
HAWAII OM Ol FLAG.
Protectorate Established by Min?
Tho Boston's Blue-Jackets Rii.vrl tha
Colors With Honors.
The anxiously expected steamer Australia
arrived off The Heads, San Francisco, Cal.,
at an early hour a few mornings ago with
news that Minister Stevens had established
a protectorate ov^r the Hawaiian Islands.
At the stroke of 9 o'clcc'c on the morning
of February i the Stars and Stripes were
hoisted to the top of the flagstaff over Aliuo
lani Hal), and tbe heavy guns of the cruiser
Boston in Honolulu Harbor boomed forth
the news that the United States had assumed
protection of tbe Hawaiian Island*.
This action was taken by United States
Minister Stevans because c?rtain white agi?
tators, together with the English and native
newspapers, were attemptinz to discredit
the Provisional Government. Minister
Stevens was called upon for aid, ani the re?
sult was the following address to the Ha?
waiian people, which was read by Lieuten?
ant Rush, of tbe Boston, as the Mas: was ba?
in? run up on the Government building:
To the Hawaiian People,
At the request of the Provisional Gov?
ernment of the Hawaiian Islands, I hereby
in the n ime of the United States of Amer?
ica, assuiie protection of the Hawaiian
Islands for the protection of life and
property, and occupation of public build?
ings and Hawaiian soil as far as
may be necessary for the purpose specified,
but not interfering with tne administration
of public affairs by the Provisional Govern?
ment. This action is taken pending and sub?
ject to negotiations at Washington.
John L. Stevens,
Envoy Extraordinary, Minister Pleniooten
tiary of the United States, United
States Legation, February 1, 1893.
Approved and executed by C. C. VViltse,
Captain United States Navy, commanding
the United Statei ship Boston.
The action of the Provisional Government
in calling upon Minister Stevens, attar ma?
ture deliberation on the situation for soveral
days, was due ti the incjssaut agitation on
the part of certain whitis, who hava always
been the curse of the country, together with
the efforts of one English and one or two
native newspapers to discredit and bloc'.i
the new Government. These agencies
spread through the town a feeling of un
easine3> and distrust.
Th8 story ot the extension of an Ameri
ein ni tectorate over ths Hawaiian Islands
by Uolws ' States Minister St9van3 on his in?
dividual authority, and wi hout the direc?
tion or aoproval of th} State Djpartmjnt,
is indy cou(drnied by the Minister's despatch
to Secretary Foster.
Secretary Foster's own statements show
that the Djpartment neither advise 1 nor
expected such a step. Minister Stevana's
despatch is as follow.;:
"Honolulu, February 1.
"(Via San Fraucfcco, Ca!., Feb. 'J.)
"Secretary of State:
"Provisional Government of Hawaii
gaining power and respect. Everything
is quiet Annexation sentiment is increas?
ing. Dead monarchy and oppositi .n to
annexation is supported chiefly by lot?
tery and opium rin<. To-day, at 9
a. m., in accordance with the re?
quest of Provisional Government of Hawaii,
1 have placed Government of Hawaii under
the United States protection during negotia?
tions, not interfering with toe execution of
the public affairs. Despatches by mail
with full details. Stevens."
Speaking of the despatch and the develop?
ments of the day lu the Hawaiian situation,
Secretary Foster sall the action of Minister
Stevens in declaring tho Hawaiian Islands
under the protectorate of the United States
was taken without instructions from the
Department of State. In fact, the move?
ment for the change of Government was
unexpected, and had not been anticipated
by instructions from Washington.
There was great commotion at the head?
quarters ot the Hawaiian Commissioners at
Wormley's Hotel, when the first of the tele?
grams from San Francisco arrived. Chair?
man Thurston was at the State Department
when the news was telephone 1
from the newspaper offices, Tne
Secretary of State had received no offi?
cial advices, but at once went to the White
House and told the President of the new de?
velopments in the affair. The Sscretary
seemed to ba much surprised at the action
taken by Minister Stevens, which led Mr.
Thurston to believe that the policy pursued
by the American Minister had not been laid
out in advance by t e Administration.
President Harrison was immensely sur?
prised when Secretary ot State Foster noti?
fied him of the Hawaiian protectorate. The
President said there was no alternative for
this Government except to sustain the action
taken by Minister Stevens.
Congress was evidently stirred uo. In
the House Mr. Rayner, of Maryland, intro?
duced a resolution requesting the Secretary
of State to say what authority the American
Minister had to recognize the Provisional
Government of Hawaii and assume the
In the Senate Mr. Mills, of Texas, took
vigorous grounds against th9 conduct of the
Minister, aud asked "by what authority
this piracy" had been committed, and by
what authority the American flag had been
run up over tbe islands.
This caused Mr. Higgins to retort with
an inquiry as to what authority could ba
shown tot the hoisting ot several flags on
divers occasions In the pant In the State of
News from Hawaii is that the Provisional
Government's volunteer army is increasing.
Legislative hall and other rooms at the Gov?
ernment building have been converted into
barracks for the men. The Provisional Gov?
ernment has received certificates of recog?
nition from tbe consular and diplomatic
oorjM representing Japan, France, Great
B.itain, Chile, Denmark, Germany,Austria
Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Peru and the
Netherlands, recognizing the Provisional
Government as the de facto Government.
Tbe Honolulu Commercial Advertiser of
February I says:
"The raising of the flag does not, of
course, indicate cession to tbe United
States. The Hawaiian flag still floats
in the palaoe courtyard. The palace,
barracks, police station. Custom House,
etc., remain In possession of the Pro
visioual Government, which will ad?
minister public business as u?ud. The
arms and ammunition will be withdrawn
from Aliuolanl Hall, which, until defi?
nite in te li genoe arrives from the United
State?, will be guarded by a detachment
from the Boston. The event of this
morning is hailed with joy through?
out the community. It will bring about puses
aud prosperity, and will please all except
those who do not waut Hawaii to enjoy these
or any other blessings, lt is not the aot of
aggression, but of friendliness, done at
the instance of the Hawaiian Government.
May this friendliness result in union which
sh* ll endure forever."
Queen Liliuokalani submitted to the
change without tnuoh protest. She removed
from the palace to her seaside cottage at
Waikiki. One newspaper says that she has
returned to the city at intervals to consult
some of her loyal adherents.
Repuesestativf. Bover has introduced
in the Pennsylvania Legislature a bill ap?
propriating |31,0)0 for the purchase of thi
land at Valley Forge as a public park. Tae
act provides that the improvement, preserv?
ation, policing and maintenance of the park
shall oe in the hands of ten commissioner?,
to be appointed by tho Governor, for a term
of five ye**.v.
Michael Davitt hus been elected a mem?
ber o. Pa 1 Hino..t wi bout opposition lo
:eprcsont r*oi*ttif(*si Cn*", Ireland.
37th Dat.?In the Senate a number of
House billi to vihi. h lhere wai ro objection
weie passed. Sixteen pensiou bills were
pruied. The motion to proceed to the bil
for the consideration of the '.Now York and
New Jeisey bridge was rej'ded. 'ihe bill
requiring railroads to equip their Ctr* with
auoiuatic brakes nnd couplers was debated
at 1 <'jgt h.
:35th Day.?The Senate devoted wteei of
iistime te Jurther argument ou the bi 1 to
romp<?l railroad companies to put into use
tLeautomatic ear coupler. Mr. Gorman de?
fended his party (garnetth* dirges made
against it ly Smiter Chandler of not keep?
ing the promiioi ma le in tbe National plat?
39th Day.?Thc whole of theiession of the
Senate after the tr.ormng hour was devoted
to a discussion of tho Bair road Automatic
Car Coupler bill. Thesuostitue reported by
the Cuintnittee on I.teratate Commerce was
amended by makiug the Orel section, requir?
ing tho use of power ririviug-wh>el brake*,
go into force on the 1st of January, 1SJ8, iu
stead of 1895, and the lourth .-ection, requir?
ing th'use of grab-irons or hand-hold's in
the ends and sides of cars, go into fores on
the Ist cf July, 1889 inste- d of 189). It was
also amended s?> an to mike it un awful to
use cars after the 1st of January, 189-i, that
aie not ". qui| ped with coup ers coupling
?u (maticuily ? y (ompac,8ud wbiebcan b?
uncoupled without the n'cessity of men go?
ing between'.he tu t- of the (as" Final
action wi s not taken on the bill.
40th Day.?The Vice-president laid before
the Senate a communicavion from the Sec?
retary ol th.-. Treasury, enclosing a supple?
mental list of ju'gments rendered hythe
Court of Claims, amounting to f2.071,402,
which have been presented to tbe Treasury
Department for a) propiiation. A number
of bills were taken from the calendar and
passed. A bill was passed with reference to
tue transpoitation of merchandise from one
Amer can fort to another. Tho Car coup?
ler bi 1 was discussed, and an amendment
offered by Mr Gtror?e was voted down.
41st Day.?In tha Sen-rte the bill to p re?
ne ote the safety of eu pl ryes and tr.velers
up.m railioads by romp 1 ing railroa I com?
panies to equip their cars with automatic
couplers and co.itinuous brakes, and their
locomotives with dr.viug wheel brake*, was
finally disposed of in the Senate. The sub
st.ttiie for lha Houai bill of last session was
agreed to and tbe bi 1 passed The confer?
ence report on the Fortiticatio.i bill was
' 39th Day.?In th: House the Legislative
Appiopriation bill was discussed during the
day by Messrs. Dingley and Dockery. A
number of amendments were voted down.
Mr. J. D. Taylor, of O' io, introduced a res?
olution making it the dmr of the Speakeron
suspension<? ays and on days fited by ihe
House for the consideration of special bills
or resolutions to consid ir any motion that he
would not entertain wheu a report of the
Cojimittejoa rulei is nuder co sideratkn.
Mr. Culber on, of Texas, introd ced the bill,
previously prepared and m de public, re?
pealing the Sherman Silver Purchase act and
btiLstuuting the ol 1 Bland act, and provid?
ing for thc co'nege of bullion accumulated
under the Sherman law.
40th Day.?In the House of Represoutn
tive- lu tho pres nee of both Senate and
House, the count was made o' the electoral
vote, and fo.nial announcement foll<>\vi-1 of
tho election of ( leve'aud and Ste vernon.
The Senate ameidni'u lo ihe Quarantine
till wasa-M'cd to. The Leg sat ive Appro?
priation bi 1 was under consideration I ut ro
irs.lit wa.reachel. The Committee on Ap?
propriation! nf the House pr poses sores
very dc-i I'd chnnges on thc pension policy
and me;hods of tho Government.
| |4!st Day.?The free-silver men won a vic?
tory by defea hg the pian for a stator*) and
recommitting th-* rule to the committee. A
number of amendments to llie Legis'ative
Appropriation bill were then adopted, and
tne bill was pisssd.
42nd Day.?In the House the Invalid Pen?
sion Appropriation l ill wag considered in
comm ttee of tte whole, and euiendmeu's
whose object was to reduce the amount and
transfer the Pension Bereau from thu Inter?
ior to the War Department, debated by
Messrs. Mutchler, O'Neill and otheis. At
the evening tension pi nsiou bills were con
43pd Day.?In the House the Invalid Pen?
siou Appropriation bil) came up for eons it?
eration in Committee of the whole, and the
Republicans success!ull? filibustered agai-st
the proj ositiou to limit ibo debate. Speeches
were made in eulogy of the late Edward F.
McDonald, of New Jen*?, in resp.?ct to
whoso memory the House adjourned.
MAIL TRAINS ABANCONKD.
St. Pall, Minn?Auothr tierce snow
storm raged thi oughout tho Stete and will
add to tbe almost crippling d tticulties with
w heh the railroa ls are now struggling.
Every line in the State is working in a thor?
oughly demoralized time schedule an 1 many
of the regu'ar trains have been abandoned.
The Northern Pacific has abandoned its
mail trains to the We.t and other roads are
in a similar condition.
NO THROUGH TRAINS KOR A WEEK.
Helena, Mont.?Cold still continues in
Montana with a temperature ranging from
zero to twenty degrees below, with snow
every day. The los-es will be most severe
among old co si s, late calves and t ou hern
stock shipped in late in te seas.n. Con
Kohra, the Montana cattle king, says the
losses will averagj at le.st 25 p*r ceut.
There have bea no through trains for a
week or so.
THE WORK OF THE NORTHWEST'S BLIZZARD.
Sioux City.?The worst blizzird in years
raged throughout the Northwes . Th* Illi?
nois Central road is blockaded tast acrosi
the entire State. Several trains aro in the
snow. Not a train is moving on the line. A
general blockade prevails ou all railroads in
SEVERE WINDSTORM IN NEW MEXiro.
Las Vegas.?The severest windstorm ever
known iu this part of the 'territory be^an
Wednsday u ght and continued till m>xt
morning. A gi eat deal o' damage was done
to outbuildings and fenc s. A uuuiber of
housis were unroofed.
The Madstone Fails to 8a"e "'People
Bitten ia Chicago.
Herman Lang, a young farmer, living
close to Leavenworth, Kan., died from hy?
drophobia, after suffering intense agony for
twenty-four hours. He was bitten by e
rabid dog last August, and had a madstone
applied, which adhered several tim s, and a
physician pronounced the poison eradicated
from his syftem. On attempting to drink
water Thursday night he was thrown into
convulsons which occurred in rapt (suc?
cession until his de ith. Kef ore dying, Lang
showed the worst form of rabies, and had
to be restrained from biting anyone near
Chicago.?A mad dog ran nunick th ough
the heart of the ciiy shortly af ter tnidaigb,
and before it was finally brought to b*y I nd
shot by tho police it had bitten I wo persons,
W. J. Lawler and Lizzie Bunsil, ami al
least three others, whose names oould nol be
le*ru*d. After a lively chase bv strm'
officers the dog was killed.
Cleveland and Stevenson Can Now
A Ceremony "Which Attracted An Enor?
mous Crowd to the Capitol.
Crover Cleveland, ^pf New York, and
Adlai Stevenson, of Unify*,'. w.?fft officially
announced to bavo been elected Pre-ident
ni 1 Vice President of the United States.
A li hough the country at largo was pretty
w.ll sat i lind by noon on the 9th of last No?
vember tteatthese gentlemen bad been chosen
for the two offices named, their election was
uo* constitutionally announced until 1
o'c'ock Wednesday. At that hour the House
and Senate met In joint session to exercise
the highest function of Congress, that of
counting the e sectoral vote of the several
Stetes and certifying to the election of *
President and Vice-President.
LADIES CROWD TBE FLOOR.
Ccming, as it doe*, only once in four years,
tbe ceremony always excites interest. While
the proceedings are most simple aud routine
in their character there is eometing about
them that always attracts a big crowd.
Tun e hours before the joint session was to
be held meu and women came floe*lng to tb
Capitol in order to lecuie advantageoul
stats in the public galleries. When the
House met at ll o'clock there was not stand?
ing room left except in the reserved and
j ress g?llerie3. Cards of admission had been
issued by the members for the reserved gal?
leries I ut, as is usual on such occasions, there
were about twiceasmauy t cirets distributed
as there were seats for the holders.
In consequenco of this a ra her unusual
sceno wes'preseutfd oi the floor of the
House. By resolution it was oiderel that
ladies holdinjc gallery tickets and who could
not find admission,and theladi s of the fam?
ilies of Senators and members bbould be ad?
mitted to the floor. Within five minutes
after the passage of the resolution every
space except that reserved for the Se ator*
was occuj led by fine dressed women and
many pretty children. Several of the Con?
gressman surrounded themselves with their
wives nnd ch ldren and gave the occa-iou
th? appearance of a big family affair.
THE SENATE ARRIVES.
At 10:55 o'clock Do rkeeper Turner, of the
"The vice-President and the United States
Senate,''and all eyes were turned to the
main entrance to catch a glimpse of the only
really uniq e feature of tbe occasion. This
was the venerable Captaiu Bass'tt, whose
function it has been for more than half a
century to ass's tat tho counting of the elec?
toral vote. Past three score and ten, he bas
been in the employ of the Senate for sixty
on1 years, and asdsted at everv ceremony
sitrilar io that of to-day since Martin Van
Buren was elected. The old ?ervitor has
been quite ill this Winter and showed the
effects in his slow step and white cheek. He
entered attended by a squad cf Capitol
police. The two boxes containing tbe el c
toral votes wen* carried on either side bv
means of a broad strap thrown over the old
gentleman's shoulders. His partially bald
head was protected from draughts by a
silken cap which hid much of the glory of
the Captain's snow-white hair, and gave to
him a strange appearance.
COMPUTING THK RETURNS.
After Captain Basse't had deposited his
valuable burden at the Speaker's desk, and
unlocked the boxes, routine proceedings be*
gan. They were very interesting, being the
announcement of the vote of each State by
one of the teller*-. There was, however, sn
air of dignitv about the wh le proceeding
which was disturted twice by applause. .
first tirm this occurre 1 was when the vote of
Illinois was announced for Cleveland and
Stevenso-i. It was promptly checked by
Vice- President Moi ton and was not repeated
until tne final announcement, when there
was band-clapping among several of tim
members, but which was not joined in gen?
erally by the audience.
The ceremonies attending the coimtinz of
the vote are prescribei by a joint resolution
reported bv Senator Hoar in 1888, and which
1 a> limn made applicable to .all succeeding
elections and has been incorporated In the
supplementary revised statutes.
Vice-president Morton some days since
Appointed as tellers on behalf of the Senate
for this important ceremouy, Mr. Hale, of
Maiue, aud Mr. Blackburn, of Kentucky.
At the last electoral count the tellers for
the Senate were Mr. Manderson.of Nebraska
the president pro tem. of the Senate, and
Mr. Harris of Tennessee, the Democratio
Nestor of that body. Speaker Crisp ap
Sointed Judge Chipman, of Michigan, and
[enry Cabot Lodge (Senetorelect from
Matvsacbusett*; as th*) House tellers Kour
years ago tho coi retpoudeng ofll dals were
Mr. Ermentrout. ot Pennsylvania, aud Mr.
Baker, of New York.
The actual ceremonies were nearly the
same as four years ago, with a slight differ
once in personnel. The members of the upper
chamber were, of course, received by the
House with becoming res-pect. Tbe vice
President ascended the Speaker's platform
and took his seat at the right hand of
Speaker Crisp, the Senators ranging them?
selves in the places assigned to them on tbe
right of the hall.
After the last certificate had been read
and tbe results footed up tbe Vic .'-President
made the customary announcement that
Grover Cleveland.of th* State of New York,
was elected President of the United Si ate*,
and that Adlai Stevenson was eb cte I Vice
President ot the United States, each for the
I erm beginning Marchi 1893, and that to
this result would be eniered together with a
list of tbe votes on the journalsof the Senate
and House of Representatives.
SAV?D BY A CAT
A Family E cape from a Burning Build*
mg Justin Time.
At the Ia*J Hoaglandresidence,loo\ted In
Pequest Val'ey, N. J., which was burned
early Satui day morning, a cat saved the
family from perishing.
The cat was heard at 3 o'clock running
about and mewing wildly. Mr. nnl Mrs*
Hoagland ha I barely time to seizi their
children an 1 < scape in their night clothing.
Mr. Hoagland ran over half a milo in bis
stocking feet te the home of his father, the
nearest dwei ing. Mrs. Hoagland seized two
bl mkels in lei- flight and saved the children
from free/dig until help came.
A few minutes after the family had es?
caped the walls of the h use fell. Mr. Heng?
land's loss is about 4MC00.
The Emperor of Germany is practicing
(healirin sy.,tem oa the Beriin Fire Bri
'aie. Aecjupaniei by Prince Heary of
lYussia aud the Oranl Dune o( Hesse, hi
;i\-.>s a'ar.ns whou they aro le\st ex.i.oce',
nut then closely watoh the results. Hi<
r.i ijvsty ih?- other day improvised a drill
for tf* entire salvage orps, and the firemen
in tba iv'iitru deptt at Lind?nitra<s >, and,
aider reviewing the foro*v singled out ani
pr .ii ted several ot the m?n.