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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., MARCH 24, 1893.
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Where wind-flowers to the kissing wind
Po bend their dainty leaves,
And gold of cheery coladina
Doth mock the August sheaves ?
"Where blua bells, elfin marriage-bells,
Ring out their tiny chimes?
Thee will I baste me in the Spring,
To fashion fratrraut rhymes.
There will I haste me in the Spring,
My lovely lady's charm to sing.
Oh! Lady mine, what wind-blown flower
Hath half thy way ward grace?
What blossomad gold ww e'er so bright
As that which crowns thy face?
What bine bells but thine eyes would shame
And make with envy pale?
Thou art more fair than gracious Spring
E'er drest a Winter vale.
Then haste thee, haste thee, pretty
That I may prove the truth I sing. "
?Amelie Rives Chauler, in 0.;c3 A Week.
AT LONE MOUND STATION.
BY TOM P. MORGAN.
called from his
perch in the turret
of thc yellow ca
booso of freight
train No. 43.
"G o o d- b y e,
answered, as he
trudged along be?
side the long train
toward the small
depot, beyond thc
brown water tank.
The engine soon
slaked its thirst at
the tauk and got under way agaiD. A
moment later the caboose passed Kean?
ley, and, with ever increasing speed,
swayed onward toward the curve at the
As Keanley neared the little depot,
the strains ot a violin floated toward him.
Soft and sweet came the tune, like the
tinkle of musical glasses, and there was
in it a pathetic, wailing undertone, as if
the player was striving to tell in music
of a heart ache and trials bravely borne.
Keanley could hardly repress an ejacu?
lation of surprise as be entered the little
oflice and beheld the wielder of the magic
bow, a pale-faced boy, almost a child.
As the lad carefully deposited the violin
in tbe open box at his side, and slowly
rose, Keanley saw that the little fellow
was a cripple. One leg, distorted and
fhriveled, swuDg, n useless member.
Resting on his crutches, the boy raised
"You're the new agent, I s'pose," he
"Yes," Keanley answered, "I am the
new agent. And who are you?" he con?
tinued, kindly. "Tae ex-agent?"
"No, only bis son," the boy replied.
"And where is your father?"
"Over tbere, on tbe slope."
The boy's chin quivered as he spoke.
Keanley looked from the window. On
the slope of the Lone Mound was a tiny
grave yard. One oblong black blotch in
its midst marked a new made grave.
The agent was there.
"Pardon me," Keanley said; "I did
not know. My instructions simply told
me to take charge of the station. I sup?
posed tbe agent had been promoted or
"He was promoted," the boy said
"And what will you do now?" Kean?
ley asked, presently.
"I don't know," tbe boy answered.
"I've been thinking; and thinking, bul
it's no use. I don't know what to do.
P'raps the superintendent will give me a
place in au office. I can write a fail
hand and wire pretty well, but I ain't
much on heavy wons."
This last with a rueful glance at his
Then Keanley lied, and deliberately,
too. He had no need of an assistant,
but a lightning resolve flashed througt
his brain, and he said to the cripple:
"You are just the chap I am lookim
for. I need a boy to help me."
"What for?" asked the lad.
"To?to?why, t:o write and look ou'
for thing! generally," Keanley answered,
half desperately. "I'll feel safer to gad
about when I have an assistant whom
know I can trust. Then, too, I migh
be sick, you know."
The boy looked doubtfully at him
"If you are in earnest, I'll jump at th
chance to stay," he said.
"In earnest?" Keanley cried, in pre
tended pique at the lad's doubt. "0
course, I am. Do you think I don1
know my own mind, young man?"
The boy said nothing. And so it wa
settled, and crippled Ben became Kean
ley's assistant, although there was ut
work enough to occupy half of one pei
As tbe days when the breeze brough
from tbe slope the perfume ot the wil
verbenas were succeeded by those whe
tbe snow came with a rush aud his
against the little depot, Keanley gre
more than fond of the little cripple. I
Vie sure, to board and clothe the lad an
to pay him an occasional dollar mat
quite a gap in each month's 3alary, bi
Keanley never grudged a penny of i
It was pay enough to witness tbe boj
gratitude, and to see the lad's great ey
following him with their glances of pos
Often and often the violin sang i
sweet songs, but now they seldom h
the pitiful, wailing undertone.
Tbe lad's father had planned to <
justice to his talent by baviDg him taug
by a master of the violin. Now, Kea
ley and little Ben planned in a hapr
visionary way. They were to save wn
money they could, and thus little Bi
was to have the coveted musical instrt:
tion. But, at best, the accumulation
funds went on slowly.
Tbe plans of the two went further th
this. Keanley had, "once upon a tim<
been loolish enough to fall in love w:
old Senator Hick s's daughter, and t
returned his love. The old senat
Cued to squelch the whole affair. He
en forgot the time when he had been
much of a pauper as the young fellow
; sent packing Irom his presence.
The girl, with her tear-wetface up*
irncd to hu, promised Keanley to wait
ir him till he succeeded in accumulating
ie $10,000 that the old senator named
> the amount of wealth Keanley must
0583SS before he could aspire to winning
er. Then, when orders had sent Kean
iy to the west, he had gone with the
(.'termination strong within him to very
son gain the money and the girl.
But he speedily grew despondent,
'he fates seemed against him. He struck
o bonanza or highway to speedy wealth,
nd finally half gave up the struggle,
'he money that would flow to little Ben
s the substantial reward of his genius
fas to be invested by Keanley, who, in
his manner, would soon obtain the
ovetcd $10,000. Then when prosper
ty smiled upon the senator's new
ound son-in-law, little Ben's wealth
iras to be returned to him. The two
ilotters placed great faith in this plan,
.himerical as it was.
Tbeu, came the great storms, and,
vith them, one that tbe "oldest inhabi
ant," popularly supposed to know every?
thing, declared was the largest and
leaviest rainfall since '31. The creeks
;eemed to have wholly forgotten their
boundaries, and, later, the work begun
by the rain was completed by the cloud
burst, over in the next county, near the
head of Hackberry Creek, lt was nearly
10 o'clock when a message went clicking
oy, and Keanley, who had been nursing
an aching tooth all day, remarked to
Ben, who was playing thc violin loudly,
to shut out the sound of the rushing rain:
"Dispatcher is telling them to look out
for an east bound special that leaves
Hamilton at 10:10. That means 11:26
when it passes here."
Ben nodded and went on with his
tune. Presently the train dispatcher was
heard calling "G." That was Giddings,
the station ju3t beyond, where the rail?
road bridge spanned Htc.iberry Creek.
"What is the condition of bridge
381?" the message ran.
The operator at Giddings presently
clicked back the answer:
"Bridge 3S1 is O. K. Water high but
Tbe cloud burst had not yet oc?
Meanwhile Keanley "s tooth grew more
painful, till its victim did little but
walk thc floor and anathematize the of?
"If it don't ease up soon," he said,
presently, "I'll ti amp over to tbe settle?
ment and bavo it out, storm or no
Soon, the pain not abating, he donned
bis rubber coat and boots and started
away in the darkness aad storm.
With his violin for company little Ben
scarcely felt lonely. He wondered pres?
ently if it were not time for Keanley's
return. Suddenly the sender began to
click furiously: "H. H. H."-?the
Then came the message:
"Bridge 381 is down. For God's
sake, hold tbe special!"
Thc cloud bunt had done its work.
Ben glanced quickly at the clock. The
hands indicated a fraction of a minute
less than 12:28. Thc special was on
time, and, even as Btu turned, there
came the flash of tne headlight through
the storm that drowned the noise of the
engine's approach. No time even to take
tbe red lantern from the cuddy and
Little Ben remembered afterward how,
even in tbe intense excitement of the
moment, it bad flashed through his mind
how useless the effort of the frightened
operator at Giddings had been iu tele?
graphing to Hamilton, when he might
bave known that the special had passed
there half an hour before.
The eugine gave no call for brakes,
and Ben knew that no stop would b<
made there and that the train would rust
on to destruction at the wrecked bridgi
at Hackberry Creek. Tae headlighl
seemed abreast of him as he Aunt
open the door, and, with a might;
spring on his crutches,, threw himsell
out on the platform of tho little depot
Thire was no use or time to siqnal, anc
there seemed nothing to do but to le
the train rush on to wreck. Then, lik<
a flash, the little cripple raised his righ
crutch, and, with the rapidity almost o
lightning, hurled it, lance-fashion, a
the window of the engine cab, just as i
flashed past him. Then he slipped am
fell headlong on the wet platform
Passing just above thc back of the nr<
man, as he bent to open tue fornac
door, the crutch struck the engineer
shoulder with a force that made him cr
out. His quick ptrception took in tt
situation, and he knew that somethin
serious had caused thc train to be sig
naled in that manner. Soon the trai
came to a standstill. Then it backed u
to. thc little depot, and the engineei
crotch in hand, descended hurriedl
from the cab. Ho found the owner (
the crutch crawling to his feet with
face much paler than usual. The stoi
was soou told, and then it was retold i
tho parlor car, where the conduct!
speedily carried little Ben.
In the cab, the engineer said to tl
grimy fireman: "Bill, it almost mak
me ashamed of myself to bave my li
saved by such a weak, pale little felic
an' a cripple at that." Though n
numerous, the passengers in the parl
car were generous, and the sum
money that they droped iuto the hi
passed by a white-bearded man whe
they called "Senator," was a goodly or
Then, when little Ben had bashful
expressed his gratitude, ho aske
timidly, if any one present could t
him where to go to obtain the covet
musical education. Tha story of ]
hopes had to bo told, and when he v
done, the while-bearded man cleared
throat in a manner that sounded s
piciously as if he was choking bael
sob. Then he took Ben into the lil
depot, and the two talked earnestly
When Keanley returned, muddy j
wet but raiirus the aching tooth, he \
ont of the depot, and Senator Hicks
id little Ben in earnest conversation in
ie office. The old senator did not ap
ear to recognize Keanley.
"So y>u are the agent, young man,"
e said. "Allow me to congratulate you
pon your good judgment in selecting so
[ficient an assistant. Now let me in
roduce my recently engaged private
secretary, who will accompany mo when
he special leaves."
The old mau laid bis hand caressingly
n Ben's shoulder.
"And," spoke Ben, eagerly, "he says
shall have the best teacher he can find,
nd all the time I want to study 1"
Soon the special left to return to
Hamilton, and with it went little Ben.
"Good-bye 1 Good-bye 1" the cripple
jailed from the receding parlor car, and
beanley answered with a mechanical
Then he sat in the little office and
stared moodily at the fire for a long
"How lonesome it is without him!"
he said, "I loved that little cripple, I
Then the sounder began to click irom
Hamilton, and the message came:
"Good-by, old fellow. Little Ben."
Then Keanley sat listening to the fall?
ing rain for a long time.
Three months later he was surprised
at seeing Senator Hicks and little Ben
alight from a train at the faded station.
"Young man," said the Senator,
abruptly, "hov much of that $10,000
have you accumulated, hey?"
"A trifle over $100," Keanley an?
"Near enough, near enough!" jerked
out the old man. "This boy has been
continually talking of you, and?and?I
sometimes chango my mind, and?-well,
there is a girl at my house who seftms
anxious to see you."
And so it all turned out happily, just
as all stories should.
There is a new agent at Lone Mound
station now, and Hal Keanley is rising
in the lucrative position procured for him
by the old senator.
At the wedding that made Keanley
Senator Hicks's son-in-law, a young
musical artist, who, though a cripple, is
rapidly rising in popular favor, held tho
guests almost spellbound by the strains
of a violin, that seemed singing a song
A Stork Monopolist.
In Skane, in the southern part of
Sweden, a pair of storks lived for many
years on the roof of my father's parson?
age. One spring, a pair of young storks
appeared in the place, who, after survey?
ing the cid nest?probably their parental
home?set about building their habita?
tion on the opposite side of the roof.
When it was finished and the eggs had
been laid, tbe old female stork returned,
took a look at the new-comers, but al?
lowed thom to remain in their home in
peace. Her attention was soon occupied
by a number of young suitors, who zeal?
ously wooed her, though she rejected all
their offers. Some days later, this Pene?
lope among birds was rewarded by the
arrival of her old mate.
But then came an end to tbe truce with
the young birds. That very evening the
old stork, followed by his female com?
panion, flew to the nest of the new?
comers. By violent blows of their beaks
they first put the young male stork to
flight, and then began to attack the sit?
ting hen. Patiently she suffered all ill
usage and remained upon her eggs. The
assailants then altered their tactics. Ont
continued to attack the young mother
bird, while the other, watching till iu
her struggles to evade the blows an egg
became uncovered, instantly pushed it
out of the nest. Thus, one by one, th<
four precious eggs were remorsel., sacri
fleed. When all the eggs had been de
stroyed, the young female stork, aftei
standing for some time in the courtyard
looking up to her ruined home as in de
spair, sadly flew away. There was neve
any sign of that pair of storks on ou
roof again. The old ones had attainec
their end; henceforth they were the onl;
storks in that part ot the country, am
were left in sole possession of its fooi
supply. To the inhabitants of our par
sonage, whoso sympathies for the ob
storks were thus rudely shaken, it seemei
a just retribution that, though the bird
had some eggs that summer, none wer
hatched, and thus the old storks had t
return alone to their Southern quartei
that winter?a solitary pair.?Londo
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How to Bun Fast.
In the mountainous villages of Ge:
many the letter carriers are the hardes
worked people in the country. The
carry all tbe mail and are compelled t
go at the rate of about five miles a
hour. You know that in running eve
a short distance you quickly get "out <
breath," as you say. The German letti
carriers, to avoid this shortness <
breath, carry a*quill in the mouth :
that the air cannot be so rapidly e:
pelled from the lungs. If boys wi
want to become "sprinters," or very fa
runners, will practice carrying som
thing in the mouth when running, th'
will find that they can soon run a loi
time without losing breath. They mu
be very careful, though, not to swallc
what they arc carrying in the mout
And they must be such careful runnc
that they will not fall. Very youi
sprinters would do well to walt awhi
before trying to become champions.
New York Ledger.
If the Mongolian pheasant at all :
sembles in gamy spirit its European i
finity it is more fitted for a barnya
fowl than a sportsman's trophy. Pro!
bly it is just as easy of domesticatic
It is a common thing to hatoh c
pheasants under ordinary fowls, a:
they readily come at the call foy lot
The less of the game quality they ha
the better are they fitted for the spit,
is amusing to learn that as the Mon
lian pheasants are greedy grain feed
they should be boarded out on the fai
era of the Sacramento and San Joaqvi
. ?*,*??.-._:ii- iti.i i * .?..i
An eastbound Uni n Pacific express ani
passenger train ran into aa open switch
twenty miles west of Evanston, Wyo. They
were going at top speed, aad a bad wreck
resulted. B. T. O-y, a portal clerk, was
trilled. Engineer L thridg* was seriously
maided.-Ro ert Spriuger, born a slave in
Newcastle, Del., in 1171, and, consequently
one hundred a>:d nineteen "years old, died
near Morgantown, Pa.-Michael Walsh,
ten years tf age, w hilo picking coal un.er
?ome railroad cari at Kc anton, Pa., was
caught beneath the wheels by an engine
bumping against the cars, and was instautly
killed.-Thomas McAndrews, wh le walk?
ing on the Ontario and Western Railn nd
tracks near Ea auton, Pa., was struck by a
1 asseuger train and kided.-George A.
Baird, the English nuil onairesporting man
died in Ne* Orle-ns, of pneumonia, there*
?ult of exposure and dissipation.-By aa
order from the board of directors at Shang?
hai, Cuina, the 6heridan-M>ndr.ta si.v?r
mines, at Telluride, Col, employing about
three hundred and fi. ty mon, were cl sed
down. These are tae largest mines m that
section of foe state. Tney are owned by
Englishmen in China. The mines will re?
main closed until silver advatce* sufficiently
to m.ske tl.em pay. Ruiz Sandoval, the
notorious M-xicm reb 1, arrived in Panama
from Nicaragua. Ha was arrested by tho
police, taken to CjIod, and put aboard tho
steamer wtica sailed io: N*? York, without
being given a chance to protes\
Fire destroyed fifty small building, oo*
cupied by the poorer clashes of Eureka
Springs, Ark. The total loss is about $35,
0.0. Tho 9re was caus d by a defective flue
In the house occupied by W. 0. Brodie.
The east-bound Erie passenger train No. 19
iril run into by No. 10, another passenger
train, at Lackawaxen, twonty-t'areo miles
west of Port Jervis. The rear Pullman
bleeper was demolish!, and ten passengers,
the occupants ot the coach, were injured,
tome of them seriously. No. 12 was waiting
at the station for a locomotive to replace
one which was disalled. The other cars were
uninjured, and no passengers In them were
hurt.-The building of the Turnverein, of
Patterson, H. J., was destroys! by fire, and
several persons were ladly burt.-Resi'
dents of Brundige, Ala., lynched Tom Brun
lois, a colored rape fiend.-Harland Mur?
ray, after a dispute with his wife, in St.
Louis, attempted to shoot her. The bullet,
in tead, struck and killed hissixty-five-ycar
old mother, who attempted to shield her
daugbter-in law from the jealous man's fury.
-Two Pittsburg, Pa., hunters named Au?
gust Stanley and Henry Jobnvm, members
of the Pittsburg Club, who bave a club
bouse on tbe Kankakee River, was drowned
near Horse Shoe Bend, on the Kankakee
|U*j?r.-?-Flit supposed to have been started
by tramps, destroyed the building cu tbs
fine Dyons estate, near Elisabeth; N. J.
The sentence of Will and Tom Whitson,
murderers, who were to hang at Bakerville,
N. C., March IMth, hava been commuted by
Governor Carr to th rty yea s in thi peni?
The house of Benjamin Fleischer, who lives
in the southwestern part of Jackson
county, Kan., was totally destroyed by fire.
His three children were probably fatally
burned. In endeavoring to rescue them,Mr.
Fleischer's handi ani arms were almost
aurned to a crisp.?-During a terrible thun?
derstorm lightning set fire to 110 bales of
j-pen cotton in the Social Mill', in Woon?
socket, F. 1. Much of the cotton was ren
iered useless, and the loss will be several
.housand dollars.-E. V. C. Youug, of
Jersey City; Jeremiah O'Rourke.of Newer!*-,
md Bernard Naughton, have formed a cor*
xiratim to be known as the Consolidated
Traction Company. They have an author
zed cap tal stock of $15,100,0.0. and the prr
jwse is to consolidate tho tract! m companies
if Jersey City and to build branches to New?
ark and other surrounding towns.-Samuel
ind Wm. Conrad are in jail at Corydon,
Ind., charged with parricide.-Mr. J. S.
Fiickinger, the successful managing editor
>f the Ohio S ate Journal since 1887, has re?
signed the position to accept that ot man?
ager of the American Press Association In
Sew York. D. L Bowersmith, city edi.or,
his been promoted to the vacanoy.
Deputy Sheri fit Whale:!, who bas been a
familiar Aguie around tho Tombs in New
York, is dead, another victim to the inclem?
ent weather attending the inauguration cere*
Bonfcl at Washington.
Jacob K, Duudore, captain of a coa
Large, shot and killed John Cross, who, hi
says, was trying to break open a trunk oi
the barge, which was lying in tho river nea
Elizabeth, N. J.-The Kinyon and th
Jones blocks in Oswego, N. Y., were de
stroyed by fire. A number of corporation
were burned out, including C. A. Tanner 6
Co., hardware dealers, and tho Weston
Union Telegraph office. Loss 175,000; parti
ally insured.-The Westinghouse Ai
Brake Company has declared a quarter!;
dividend of five per cent, and an extn
dividend of five per cent. This means th
distribution of $500,000.-Fire destroy?.
the Newton (Ala.) Inn, postofflce^ tow'rtf*j*?
and five stores. The toted loss is .lo-d^fe
insurance tj 5,000.-Patrick Casey, yard
master at the Baltimore and Ohio depot i
Zanesville, was instautly killed by bein
run over by an engine. He was in the ac
ol jumping on the moving engine when h
lost his footing, and br fore the locomo iv
could be stopped be was ground to piecei
-The Alamo Hotel, at (o.orado Spring:
was almost entirely destroyed by fire. Tk
loss is $10,000. The guests escaped from tl
burning building amid much excitement.
A Gang Unearthed Near Parkersbui
W. Va., and the Money Found,
lt has been suspected for ome timo tha
gang '..f cou terfeiters had their headqu
teri somewhere near Parkersburg. 1
home of A. B Burdett, alias Arthur Mi
was surrou ided and Bur ett captur
?Vhen the house was searched mould* i
25 ct j pieces and n ck les and i craps
metal was found. The officer a so captui
mother alleged member of tha gang, Hot
Burdett owns considerable property i
is engaged in buying and selling prodii
and it was while engaged in this bush,
tha he had an opportunity to se** t*v
otin all wr tbe country.
JULES FERRY JAIL
Carried off Very Suddenly By
His Trouble the Result of Au Old
Wound Received at Auberlin.
Jule-. Ferry, president of the French Sen?
ate, is dead. M Ferry'? death was caused
by heart diseae. The effection of the heart
from whic 1 M. Ferry suffered was due to
tbe effects of a bullet, strik.ng a rib near tho
base of tl e heart, at thu time he was attacked
by Aubertiu in 18S7, He was seized with
spasms early in the corning, and despite
every effort made by the physicians who
were hastily summoned, the convulsions con?
tinued to grow in violence until at six
o'clock in the evening he expired in a terri?
bly severe spasm.
Mme. Ferry said, In an interview with a
"For the last two weeks M. Ferry had
complained of difficulty .'of breathing. He
would start up in tbe night occasionally,
gasping and choking. Several times he left
the table, and hurried io a window to get
fresh air. His sleep was much broken.and his
gfeneral health suffered, in consequence. He
showed an unusual lac* of energy and an
evasion to going out except When his official
duties ('ailed bim. 1 almost forced him to
drive for a little whi e every pleasa it morn?
ing and evening. In the last tew dav s beseem?
ed to recover somew bat his former energy
and spirits, although his difficulty in breath?
ing was increasing.be was determined to go to
Senator Poirrier's ball, but eventually I per?
suaded him to remain at home. I knew that
an evening in a crowded ball-room would
aggravate his trouble, and although be said
be felt better than at any time in the last
week, he admitted that his health needed
caret ul nursing if he was not to I e disabled
tor his public duties. He went to bed at ten
o'clock. Before midnight he awoke in a
chill. He fell asleep again, but rested un?
easily, finally awaking in another chill, more
severe than the first o ie. I sent for the doc?
tor at once. He ari ived at one o'clock, and
immediately gave M. Ferry injections of
morphia and ether. He also appl.ed cup?
This treatment was continued until five
o'clock, when M. Ferry felt relieved and
sank into a soi.nd sleep. He slept well until
nine o'clock. Otb r physicians were then
summoned for a consultation. As M. Ferry
wished to get up, they did not insist upon his
remaining in bed, although they forbade him
to eave the bedroom and his study, wt>ich
adjoins it. He was partly dre sed at 9.30,
and we helped him to his study arm-chair.
I He remained in it an hour in a condition of
i such extreme prostraton that he could talk
but little. At 10.30 he began struggling i or
breath. He spr.-ing from his chair with sud?
den energy and paced the room, calling for
air aud complaining that he was suffocating.
This sudden rally was lollowed bv another
sinking lum. M. Ferry 1 y in his chair with
his eyes closed, too weak to speak with his
wife or his bro her Charles. Shortly after
noon he again called repeatedly for air, left
his cl air and walked rapidly up and down
the roora. Tris effort was followed by an?
other sinking turn. These altermtions of
rallying and sinking continued until five
o'clock, when he raised himself in his seat,
looked at his wife fixedly, exel imed, "Save
mel" and fell back exhausted. His strug-le
for breath became agonizing, aud ti e phy?
sicians injected morphia to rel i vehim. Alter
a few unintelligible word-* he fell into a s at?
of coma, which ended in death. He diud in
the armchair in whicii lor years he had demo
all his writing and reading.
SHOT DOWiT IN COURT,
A Son Arengei the Murder of Hi*
lather, Knew What He Was Doing.
A terrible slrotlng affray occurred In tho
upper ball of the court house, Nashville,
Tenn. Thomas Jones shot and probably
fatally wounded Joe "Winters. Five sho.s
were fired, two of which took effect.
Some months ago Tom Jones' father, a
toll-gate keeper, wan shct from ambush aud
killed. Audrew and Joe Winters were
charged with the deed, arrested and indicted
and the trial of tho muiderers was about to
The court room was pscked with witnesses
for the prosecution and the defense. Joseph
Winters was charged with the murder and
Andrew .Winters with being an accessory to
When the cases were railed in criminal
court before Judge Anderdon the defendants
successfu' ly pressedla motion for a sever?
ance, and then the casts were continued un?
til the next term of eourt.
After the disposition of the eases, Andrew
Winters was taken back to jail and Joe Win?
ters and his wife remained in the court room
to perfect a bend. By this time the court
room had been practically cleared.
Finally,when Winters wa ked ia th? door,
Jones, who was stan ting near tho head of
the steps opened fire on him. Officer Pr co
was about the first to reach Jones. Mrs.
W int oi s and others who witnessed tho
sb-otb g, said that Winters fell at the sec?
Several men in an excited manner ran up
to Jones and crl?d: "Don't let bim eicape."
To these cries Jones, in asell-pos eased man?
ner said: ''lam not going to escape- I
know what I have done, and have no wish
to flee." Jone* was at once taken to jail.
Jam. s Bondurant, who was stand ng near
the Winte s, was struck in tbe groin by 0"0
of tbe stray bullets, and quito sever, ly
wounded though his condition is not thought
to bd very dangerous.
0 BUILD DP THE SOUTH,
Gov. McKinney Sends His Invitation
to Executives of Other Stales.
Gov. McKinney sent out the following let?
ter of invitation to the chief executives of
the Southern States:
My Dear Sir:?In the hope that 'we maj
ho able to in uce good citizens to immigrate
to the.South, bringing with them their tami
lies and their fortunes, and thus help us tc
develop our natural resources, and to aid ui
in building up the waste paces whk-h ih<
war h is left, f take great pleasu. e in extend
ing to your excellency ana lo the governor!
of theo; her Southern States a mo?t cordia
invitation to meet ra convention hi tra cb3
of Richmo d, aud State of Virginia, on thi
12th day of April proximo, to consider suet
questions as may tend to promote the pros
peri ty aud happiness of our beloved cona
ib'g that you vs ill allow me to extern
through you the same invitation to the head
of your agi i< ultural aud horticultural de?
partments or societies ind to the superintor.
dents of your immigration bureau or society
I would desire that the inv tation be sen
lo each of the above nan.wi officers, but hav
uot their names and de not wish to omit aa
of them, and therefore I pres ime to trouio!
you in the matter of conveying my specii
invitation to them.
Frederick Douglass has organized
company fo:- the purpose of establishing
lar e manufacturing enterprisa near Nei
rori News, Va., building a town and givii
emp'.o.iiieiit to young negro men ai
\jfLDLiLj ax auuvi
Thi collapse of a building on the Sprudel
Wrasse, in Ca: lsbad, killed 14 persons.
The secon 1 reading of tho home-rule bill
s been postponed until after Easter.
The Russian steamer Peter der Grosse was
unk by collision in tbe English channel.
The American missionaries ex pe led from
'onope ar * to ba indemnified by the Spanish
Two brothers have been arrested in Brus
bIs on suspicion of haviug been concerned
a dyna.nit? plots.
A special General Assembly of the Pres
lyteriau Church in Irela d has condemned
he bo.i.e-rule bil .
Officials of tli3 Anglo-Austrian Bank
uve been sentenced to ritual servitude for
vr..c.iing tho bank.
The German fores in East Africa cap
ured tne lortified towu held by the chief
?rikki, who was slain.
Robbers la Salnidorf, Bavaria, murdered
i family of four per.-ous uud set fire to the
louse to conceal th.dr crine.
The Frvnch Chamber of Deputies voted
ds conndenco in tbe government's course
with tbe Fnnaiua iuvettigaaou.
Tux Chinese are preparing to seize Pomis,
while the Russians are terning ro niorce
meuts to ti.e country to resist the attack.
Serious friction ls threatened between
Franc? uud the Vatican in regard to tue ap?
pointment ot a Primate lor Africa.
The Ameer of Afghanistan will not meet
tbe Brittan euvoy to treat in regard to the
trouble among tue tribes on the lu-ian fron?
Major VvKVSnntA, fornerly of the Jap?
anese legation in Berlin, complete!ut Vlaui
ros.ock his horseback ride across KurofsMa
and Asiatic Russia.
Chancellor von Caprivi lins rejected
tho offer of ihe national liboral pu ny in re?
gard to the army bill, and it is thought the
meas re will be defeated.
Tbe British have fought a severe battle
with tue tribes Leyoud t'hitral, where -liny
ar* fortifying tte Indian fiontier against
Bussian encroachment. The british were
successful, but lost heavily.
J. W. HYATT DEAD.
Was Treasurer of the United Stales Un?
* der President Cleveland.
James William Hyatt died at 3 o'clock in
the nfterudbn at bis residence in Norwa'k
Conn., after a long and revere illness. The
d rect cause of Mr. Hyatt's death was
Bright's disease, although he had Leen a
great sufferer from gout.
James Wil iam H. att was Treasurer ot
the United States during th? latter psrt of
the first Cleveland administration, and was
born in Norwalk September i9, lfe37. His
father, James Hyatt, was a manuiacturer
of shoes for the Southern market. Mr.
Hyatt attended tbe publio sc'.iools until be
was ll years < f age. He then st ir ted t > make
bis living; and was employed in various ca?
pacities until the war bogan, when he went
out as sutler with one of tbe tb ee months'
regiments. Wheu he returned he was em?
ployed by Legrind, Lockwood & Co, ou?
o the lea-ling bankiug houses of New York
city, and there acquired such pioficiency
that be was rapid y advanced until Le be?
came couti loutial clerk and general manager
under the direction of tho fl m.
Mr. Hyatt remained with Lockwood &
Co., from 1802 u itil 1*78, when, having ob
tuiued a c >n troll lng interest in tho Norwalk
Horse R4FI oad Company, he returned to
Norwalk. In 1874 bo became president of
the coi- pauy, ai d filed that position until
his death. He was chosen vice-president of
the Dai bur> & Norwalk Railroad Com nany,
ani continued in that position until cnosen
president. In lb90 Mr. Hyatt was chosen
presrdentof the Fairfield County National
Bank. In 1875 and 1878 Mr. Hyatt lepre
seuted the town of Norwalk in the State
Le*isla ure, and served on the Finance Com*
mittets. In 1816 he was app iuted Bank Com.
missioner and resigned in the lal of 1886 to
accept the appointment of United States
Bank Examiner teudered to him by Presi?
This position ho resigned In 1887, whon
President Cleveland appointed him to bo
Treasurer of the Uni ed States. In 1884 Mr.
Hyatt was elected to the State Senate, but
resigned because the duli s of a Senator
were incompatible with bis position as Bank
Co mm I sa ioner.
THE AUSTRALIAN FLOODS.
Over $15,003,000 Loss in Brisbane and
Th? Australian papers which arrived on
the steamer Alameda at Sin Francisco,
print graphic details of the great floods at
Brisbane and suburbs last February. In
the city of BUbane and its suburbs the dam
ago done by the flood is estimated at $1<V
There was a fa 1 of sixty seven inches of
ram in three days and three steamers were
floatel out of the river and landed high and
dry in the Botanical Gardens. Tho towns
ot Bundann a. Ipswich aud Godna were all
uuder water and the people had to flee to
No serious consequences were expected
until February 3, ?hen reports from Upper
Brisbane watershed showed that heavy
fl-ods were iueviia'-le and all tho possible ef?
forts were m; d* to prepare lor it.
From Fr.day ntierucon, February 3, ths
water rose v. ry rapid y mil liy no m on
Saturday the levei of he bis flood ot 189 J
ha I boen reached. Still the rain poured
down uirceisin; y and the waters continued
to ris> throughout S iturday night and Sun?
day until a maximum height was leached ai
abou. 9 o'clock on Sunday night, the lovel
then heinz about twe.ve leet above the
flood of 1890.
The scone was then something terrib'e. A
very arge portion of tho city and suburb,
and the whole of the surr. undine country
in every d re tion was inundated, the watei
being in many cases over the lops of thc
MOTHER AND RABIES BURN ED
8h? Saorifiosa Her Own Life Trying tc
Sa70 the Children.
D. F. Dixon, of Charlotte, has received
word of the fatal burning of the wife anc
two children of his sou Thomas Dixon a
Rutherfordton, N. C. Tho fire occurrei
about eight o'clock. Mrs. Dixon was alone
nor husband teing at Sheluy. After sn? bm
gotten re.\dy with her bttlo ones to retire
and wLile sitting by a table with her young
est babe in her arms, her attention was d
vertod, and U.e chi d caugh. he cover of lb
table in reaching for sjine toy and accident
aby turn.dover tho lamp, which explode
and th ow the burning oil over tn? moue
and ch Uren. Mrs. Dix-.r. might have save
herself cut for her efforts for the eLildrci
Sne lived unt.l niuo o'cock, a f.w m nut*
after her husband rem bed her,but was net t
conscious aftoi-she was first reached by tb
Dui ins th? fire \lexnler McEnt'rt,
colcrod man, brave'y e.aeied th:- ">.uruin
house and brought th ? moih.-r ou:, aa tt
?ame time pushing a thad ch ld before hm
thereby Eaviug its life.
The Latest News Gleaned From Tanoni
Farts of the State.
Governor McKinney has announced tha
appointment by him of tao following physi?
cians as members of tb* State Board of
health: R-tleigh Martin, of Chatham; Paul
B. Barringer, of the University of Virginia;
James Panish, of Portsmouth; Rqbt. J.
Prtston, of Marion, Smyth county; Hugh
M. Taylor, Lindon B. Edwards and Paul
A. Irving, of Richmond.
J. A. Marshall, Jr., of tho Plains,
Farquier county, has sold the Medley farm
near Hume, to James R. (treen for 19,OOO
Tbe farm contains about 280 acres. Capt.
"W. C. Mai shall has sold 17"> acres off cf tho
Cleveland fai ni, adjoining Medley, to Jas.
R. Green at I2S.M per acre, and T. S. Mad.
dux has sold hil farm near Hitch, to Fay?
ette Baggerly for tbe sum of |6,"tO(J.
Tbs steam saw ani bending mills Of
Henry E. Shimp, at Ra nswood, were burn?
ed. No insurance.
A FIRE occurred in Blandford, a suburb
of Pet-rst.urg, completely destroying tho
large three-3'.o y brick building owned and
occupied by Capt. Winfield Lanier as a res.
deuce and place of business. The fire caught
on the r\of uni binned down.
At Iron Csate Kempfr Canada shot and
mortally wounded Alexander Powell. Both
are co'ored and wera employed at the spiko
wortfl at that p ace. Canada made bU es?
Richmond** uew city ball has already
cot $1,19) OJ tod ?330,0GO more will ho
u?<*ded to com'ueto it.
The Norfolk and Western will construct
a four-mile branch road from the main lino
of the Oliio exicasiou up tho right fork of
Twelve Pole Creek lo affoid four new coal
alines facilities for shipping their output.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the D nv ll? Savings Bank, Loan and Im?
proving Company w.a held at Danville. The
affairs of the company were reported In a
flourishing condition, and it was deter?
mined to add an insurance agency to the
pre ent business.
Both of the Richmond playhouses will
probably be sold this year. Tho theatre
is to lc dispo.-ed of at pub'ic auction in
April if not sold privately before that time.
The Academy of Mask* is in the hands of a
?eceivor, and a sale may be mad? in the
XMtnw of several months."
The barn of Newton Dovel, near Alma
Fag? county, was burned, together with
farming implement:. grain etc.
Buncombe county will vote on the i-sie
of $250 OOO of bon !s for road improvement*.
A Presbyterian church is to be bu li ai
Rural Retreat, Smyth county.
An old colored man named Aleck RosO
and his son, living on tho opposite sid? of
the river just below Buena Vista, crossed
over in a boat to get some supplies. They
made two trips safely, but in making the
third the boat was washed over the dam
and two men drowned.
Ground was broken at Pocahontas, for a
water works system, which, when completed
Will bo ono of the finest of its kind in the
State. A reservoir will bo constructed with
a 1,OOO,000-galion capacity. Th? water will
bo pure spring water from the mountains.
Thk Potomac Short Line Railroad, to
run a few miles in Morgan county, was in?
corporated at Charleston with the principal
office at Berkeley Springs and 120,000 capi?
tal. T. H. B. Dawson, of Berkely Springs,
and others are the incorporators.
Melville Hutchinson, one of th? best
known citizens of Loudoun county, died last
A camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans
is being organized at Charlottesville.
Jab. M. Totten, at one time clerk of the
Circuit Court of McDowell oounty, was rur
over on the Norfolk and Western Road and
Hr. C. P. Jack paid $22,500 far tho
Berkeley Springs Hotel. This does not in?
clude 75 acres of land belonging to the hotel
The Norfolk and Western has increased
the rocco of car-builders at tbe Roanoke
Mrs. Anna Linn, of Palatine, Marlon
county, died aged 93 years.
Mrs. Wm. Carpenter, of Culpeper. died
very suddenly while preparing dinner.
Mrs. Sarah Lam died in Nottingham
county, aged ninety years.
About 250 negroes arrived in Pittsburg to
work in the mids cf the Carnegie Company,
where, it is believed, colored labor will
soon displace the S avs.
The Carnegie Steel Comp .ny has ordered,
in Knglau-i, a jr. ss for its armor plate
works at Homestead, milich will cos. $i,000
COO and have a capac.iy of sixteeu hundred
A large uuuiber of??itchmoo and train?
men who had teen eugaged in New York to
go We=t. were informed that their merline
would not bo required, as the threatener I
stri ie in Ch cago had been averted.
The National Barber's Association oj ctr
ed its Convention, which is to continue Four
days, at PLtaburg. Tho questou of Sunday
closing and the apprentice system ure to bo
About 120 non-union switchmen, who had
beeu brought to Chicago by the railroad
companies, were paid iff and returned East.
Betore they left there were several rights,
iu th? course of one of which a man iras
THE strikng coal miners of the Mouon
kahela Valley through the executive Board
have made a proposition to ti.e Pittsburg
Coal Exchange to submit the question of
wa es to arbitration. The oj>erat rs say it
will te accepted.
The strike of the locomotive engineers and
fireman on the Ai n Arbor Railroad at
Toleuo, Ohio, is ended, the company acced
in . to tbe deminds of tbe men that tbe\
shall not be discnargpd without :<o day's no?
tice, nor without an impartial trial, with
the privilege of calling witim
Vue Gram> Master Downey, of th?
Switchman's Association, notified the man
agers of the railroads entering Chicago, that
tb? switcliim-n had accepted tho refusals t"
their demand for au inavale of wag m. ami
that no further action would Le tak.-u in Him
matter without sufficient not.ee. It is
thought t hat ali danger of a strike is D**st.
The Sou hern strawberry crop is going l"
be very largo this jeer, Louisiaua tzptfts
say, aud by about tho middle of this ni nth
thero wi 1 be a bountiful supply gathered in
the southern | ort ion of that State Th? fl) *?t
crate** of horries have a.ready beti *old in
New Oil? ms. Th i ucreago in straw berri -
in L luisianu this ye<ir is almost d juhle that