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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., APRIL 21, 1893.
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THE QUIET HOUSE,
O, mother?, worn and weary
"With cares which never caasp,
With never time for pleasure,
1 With days that have no place.
With little hands to htDder
And feeble stope to guard,
"With tasks that lie unfinished.
; Deem not your lot too hard.
I know a house where childish things
Are hidden out of sight;
Where never sound of little feat
Is heard from morn till night;
"No tiny hands that fast undo,
That pull things all twry,
"No baby hurts to pity
As the quiet days go by.
The house is all in order
And free from tiresome nols*,
No moments of confusion,
No scattered, broken toys;
And the children's little garments
Are never soiled or torn,
But are laid away forever
Just as they last were worn.
And she, the sad-oyed mother?
What would she give to*day
To feel your cares and burdens,
rl"p walk your weary way!
Ab! happiest on all this earth.
Could she again but see
The rooms all stre'vn with playthings
Ani the children 'round her knee!
?Alma Fendexter Hayden.
MISS MILLY'S ROMANCE.
BY HELEN FORBES! 6UAVE3.
IS3 REDWYN is
behind again this
week," said Miss
said Miss Milly.
Miss Milly was
seated at her desk,
the big account
book open before
her, and a pen be?
tween ber finders.
had been a beauty
in her day. She
was not unpleas?
ant to look upon even at forty-odd. Her
blue eyes were as blue as ever, there was
not a gray hair in her nut-brown tresses,
and a fresh color still glowed in her
Mis3 Martha, the elder sister, was tall
end gauut, with a Roman nose and a
projecting ehin; but that signi6ed little.
Miss Duluth rnude no pretensions at all.
Miliy had always been the family au?
thority, even when the old Judge was
living, and they owned the pretty place
on Lake Pontchartrain, and now that
they were "reduced" and earned their
living by letting rooms, she was the au?
"That won't do," said Miss Milly.
"No," meekly acquiesced Miss Du?
luth, "it won't."
"If she can't pay her rent," severely
observed Miss Milly, "what was she
doing with that new surah silk dress?
Only a typewriter, at thatl"
"Well, she's young," said Miss Du?
luth. "Young lolks like to dress."
Miss Milly compressed her lips.
"Ye ung folks ought to like to pay
their debts," said she. "Tell her she
[ Miss Milly closed the big book.
"Tell her," said she, in a very soft
voice, "3he must go."
Mis3 Duluth caine nearer to the table.
"Si3ter," said she, "perhaps you
haven't observed that Professor Mellen
takes a good deal of notice of Mis3 Red
Miss Milly colored.
"No," said she, "I hadn't."
"He's not so very young," said Miss
Duluth. "But he's very handsome still.
And then he's so talented. And wheo
be bas published that learned volume on
?The Languages of Christendom,' he'll
be a very famous man. And he occupies
the whole of our flr3t floor. Sitting
room, bedroom and bath room furnished
beautifully. Think what it would be
for Mary Redwyn?only a typewriter,
who ha3 the cold hall bedroom on th<
third floor, and gets her breakfast ovei
8 kerosene stove?to marry the proft6
Miss Milly tossed her head.
"1 didn't know you were such i
"I'm not, sister." A bar of scarlet
came out on Miss Duluth's high cheek
bones. "But don't you think it would
be a good thing?"
"They can do as they like," said Mis:
"But if you sead her away, you de
Stroy all her chuoce3."
Miss Milly tapped her foot impatientlj
on the floor.
"Business is business, aud she owe:
us a month's rent," said she.
Miss Duluth said no more. It wa:
rarely that she ventured to dispute hei
Lite in the afternoon Miss Milly went
up to see about a leak in the roof tha
had been reported to her, but she got m
further than the little hall bedroom oi
the third floor.
There, on her shabby little bed, laj
Miss RedwjD, tbe typewriter, shaking
with suppressed sobs.
"Why, what's the matter? 'MissMill;
asked, pausing on thc threshold.
"I'vo been discharged!' said Mis
Redwyn, defiantly, sitting up and look
ing aDgrily at her questioner. "Isn't tha
Miss Redwyn was very pretty, indeed
with abundance of fantastically crimpet
red-gold hair, a complexion all snow an<
carmine, and basel eyes, fringed wit!
"Just the sort of face and figure tha
?would become an actress," thought Mis
Milly, with a sort of resentment. "
wonder what Professor Mellen can soe t<
like in her?"
, But there wa3 a great deal of th
womanly in Miss Milly's nature, and sh
spoke kindly to thc despairing girl, ii
Biich sore straits.
I "Pon't cry, Mary!" said she, stroking
fie red-golden hair, which had fallen
down from its imitation shell pins.
(Mary Redwyn was one of those girls
who indulge a good deal in imitation.)
"Why did they discharge you?"
"Oh, I don't knowl Old Foxall has
been grumbling this long time!" sighed
Mary. "Aud to-day, just because I
happened to spell a word wrong? But
I don't care! I wouldn't work another
day for bim, not if he'd pay me a thou?
sand dollars! I'd rather starve! And,
for all I can see, I'm going to starve,
too. You're going to turn me out."
"No, I am not," said Miss Milly,
melted by the utter childishness of the
girl's despair. "You can stay here un?
til you get another situation. Only don't
Mary lifted her big hazel eyes in a
sudden revulsion of joy to Miss Milly's
"Will yon be so good?" she cried.
"Ob, I thought you weie so old, you
wouldn't sympathize with a girl like
Miss Milly winced. It was nonsense
to notice a trifle like that, but she felt
now that she liked Mary Redwyn less
"And now," added the Titianesque
beauty, "I'll look out for another placo
at once. I wonder if old Mellen don't
want a stenographer?"
Again Miss Milly froze.
"You mean the professor?"
"Well, he is old, isn't he?" giggled
Mary. "He writes a lot, I know, and
he's very polite when he meets me on the
stairs. Would you ask him forme, Miss
Ths elder lady drew herself up.
"1 never have exchanged a word with
him 6ince he has been in the house,"
said she. "My sister and I do not
mingle with our lodgers. Hannah acts
a3 our agent."
"You're so queer!" said she. "How?
ever, it don't matter; I'd as soon ask
him myself. I wonder what salary be
The tears were dried on her carmine
cheeks now, her eyes sparkled, and her
enchanting lips were wreathed in smiles.
M133 Milly eyed her curiously. Yes,
that was the face, those were the melting
glances, that could not but fascinate any
Did the professor really care for this
beautiful, soulless Undine?the pro?
fessor, who had been Millicent's beau
ideal, her chevalier sans peur et sans re
procbe, when he and she were young,
on the shores of Like Pontchartrain?
Yes, this was Miss Milly's secret?the
one romance of her almost forgotten
Professor Mellen had been studying at
Heidelberg when her stepfather, Doctor
Maurande, had died and left herself and
Martha poor. They had counted their
small possessions, considered every side
of the question, and finally decided on
coming North to invest their little all in
a lodging house.
They had dropped the name of their
mother's second husband and became
tbe Misses Duluth again in tho new life
which they faced so boldly.
And when, by one of those strange
coincidences which happen a* often in
real life as in noveh, Professor Mellen
engaged the first floor suit of rooms at
19 Murray Place, because it was suffi?
ciently near to the Astor Library to ena?
ble him to prosecute his literary work to
good advantage, he never knew who his
resl landlady wa?.
Milly he never saw. Martha wore
spectacles, and looked ten years older
than her actual age.
"I don't care!" said Mis3 Milly to
herself. "Let Mary Redwyn have him
if she can win him!"
That very evening, however, Miss
Redwyo came home from the advertising
bureau, where she had been to register
her name, with a severe headache and a
"I'm glad now we didn't let her go,"
said Miss Milly. "Tae child has no one
belonging to her."
"Who is to take care ot her?" askec*
Miss Duluth, wringing her hands.
"I will," Miss Milly answered.
This was in the carly spring. Th<
June roses were in blossom when Mis:
Milly herself, having been also ill, first
sat up in her big cushioned chair anc
viewed herself in a looking-glass.
"How funny 1 look," said she, "*witl
my face so white and all my hair cm
ofl! Oh, I mu3t bave been very sick !'
"You almost die3," said Miss Redwyn
"Aud I was so glad when I got wei
enough to take care of you, because
knew you had risked your life fo
"And the lodgers?"
Miss Milly roused herself once mon
! to active interest in the affairs of th
"They've all gone," said Mies Duluth
"Of course you couldn't expect them ti
stay in a house where typhoid fever wa
r ! "Except Professor Melleu," said Mis
Redwyn, with a to*s of the red gol'
rin^s which were beginning to grow ou
I where they had cut away her splendit
j coils and waves of hair. "He's a per
j feet hero! Not afraid of anything!
Look, Miss Milly, he sent these roses.'
j ! Miss Milly glanced up at her sister.
I I "Yes," said Mirths, answering th<
I look, "he has discovered who we were
-, j I never saw a mau so astonished a3 t
8 j "And, oh," cried Miss Redwyn, ?Tv
sui'.i a secret to tell you! I'm en
Just then the doctor came in; bu
Miss Milly caught a moment to pres
1 Mary's velvet-soft hand and whisper tc
i "I congratulate you, deai!"
Later in the day there came a gentl
t tap at the door.
s "May I coori io?" said the professor
[I M ss Milly smiled and held out he
j hand, while he gently reproachoJ he
for hidiug herself away from him si
e "Why did you do it, Millicent?" sai^
i he. "Could not you trust me?"
?'You were in Heidelberg," said she
j coloring. "And we wanted to leave al
the old lifo behind us. We ?we didn't
know how people might feel!"
"But it seems," said the professor,
with a smile, "that the old life has fol?
lowed you. Do you know, Milly, it
seems as if it was only yesterday that I
went away? Do you remember?"
She interrupted him, quickly:
"Oh, I forgot!'' said she. "I have
not yet congratulated you."
"Upon what?'' My now book? It
isn't published yet," said he, with a
"No?upon your approaching mar?
"My marriage? To whom"
"To that pretty little Mary Redwyn,
of course," said Miss Milly, trying to
smile. "I've suspected it this long
"Mary Redwyn? Oh, the little typo
writer!" said he. "I've just secured a
place for her at Dickendall's publishing
house. But as for marrying her?Why,
Milly, don't you know that there's only
one woman in the world for me? Don't
you know that I loved you before I went
to Heidelberg, though I never had tho
courage to tell you so? Did you suppose
I could care for a little doll like that,
when I might hope to win your sweet
Just then Miss Redwyn thrust in her
"Good-by, Miss Millyl" said she. "I
told you, didn't I, that I was engaged as
stenographer at Dickendall & Co.'s? I'm
going there now."
Gcod Martha Duluth was close be?
"Milly," said she, "you must not
overtire yourself. You have told her,
"Yes," said tho professor, "I have
Miss Milly looked up with a smile.
"I think I shall never be tired again,"
said she. "Oh, I am so happy I"*?Sat?
Quick Shooting in Border Days.
"Have you any idea how fast a man
could shoot a pistol in the border days?"
said J. W. Delany, a Montana ranch?
man. "A man who couldn't pull a
trigger so fast that you couldn't distin?
guish between the successive shots was
slow. When they emptied their guns it
sounded like one long report. And pull!
Why, I've seen men that could kill you
before you could shoot if you had a gun
leveled at them. Fact. Take the time
wheu Doc Hamilton, tho notorious bad
man of Colorado, killed Sheriff Harrity
in Denver. Hamilton had been wanted
for several killings and was dead shy.
When he tumed a corner he'd walk
away round near the edge of the pave?
ment. Afraid somebody would get the
drop on him if he turned too sharp, you
Know. One day he was in a hurry,
however, and ran around a corner and
looked &quare into a Wihchester held by
" "Well, Doc, I got you,' says Harrity.
" 'You've got too strong a band, Har?
rity, and I can't call you,' says Hamil?
ton, taking it cool and easy as you
" "Yes, full house, Doc; guess you had
better travel on in front.'
"Hamilton was standing with his um?
brella on his hip, leaning on it. He
looked the sheriff square in the eye.
Mind you, the rifle wasn't four feet from
him, and leveled straight for his head.
Just as Doc started to move a runaway
horse came down the street. Involun?
tarily Harrity glanced in that direction.
Doc saw his eyes waver for an instant,
pulled his gun?you see he had his hand
on his hip?and shot Harrity stone dead
before he could pull the trigger of his
Singing to tlie Herd.
Some cowboys and cattlemen laugh,
ingly assured me that they only sing on
watch to keep themselves awake; others
say they sing, talk loud or make a noise
just to let the cattle know they are ap?
proaching so as not to frighten and
stampede them, but the greater number
hold?as I myself had read and been led
to believe?that the sound of the human
voice, singing, talking or calling cut
cheerfully, quiets and reassures tho ani?
mals. However it may bc, they all sing
and talk or whistle to them, and among
my most vivid and picture-like recollec?
tions is one of a certain night when an
eching head and heavy heart held me
awake, and, slipping from the house in
the little hours, I went aimlessly across
the level plain towards where a big herd
When within thrco or four hundred
yards of the bunch I could sec, under
the white Texas moonlight, the dark
mass of cattle and occasionally a sil?
houette, between me and the sky, of one
of the guards on his pony, and in the in?
tense loneliness of the plain's night the
singing of the one boyish voice holding
his untaught, unconscious way through
"A Fountain Filled With Blood," and
the whistling of his companion on a lit?
tle harmouicum, "Home, Sweet Home,"
as they came round past rae in turn,
were as lovely and touching sounds as I
ever heard.?Kansas City Times.
Three Tall Brothers.
"The life of a Maine woodsman and
hunter is very healthy," said Charles E.
Hayden, of Auburn, "and it is not an
unusual thing tba*; men who follow the
life from boyhood develop into the verit?
able giants of old. While I was at
Castle Hill, Aroostook, I made the ac?
quaintance of three brothers, who were
said to be the tallest men in the county.
Their names were Allie, Elihu and
EUdad Frank. These three brothers,
laid along in a lino on the floor, would
measure twenty-one feet to an inch in
their stocking feet, aud without theil
caps on. Two of them were more thia
seven feet tall, and tho other one wa3 a
little less. Old Mr. Frank, their father,
was taller than any of them. Their oc?
cupation is that of woodsmen, farmers,
hunters and horse swappers."?Lewiston
Undo Sam's salary list calls for thi
annual payment of ab:>ut $90,000,000.
By the falling of part of the roof In the
Champion Mine nt Woods Run, Pa.. James
Wilbrom, aged thirty-five years, and Dell
Butler, aged nineteen, were killed.-The
Investigation by Trustee Duss into the finan?
cial condition of the Economite Society
shows that the liabilities are *G09,958,89. and
assets $1,500,000. ? "Prairie fires in Hodg
nan county, Kan., destroyed farmhousfs,
barnes and .'attie.-The Brown segmental
wir;-wound gun was tested nt Birdsboro,Pa.,
and wi* hst nod a proton whieh would blow
any other gun to pieces.-Mr. J. H. Harris
Moepted Um presidency of the Reading R.-iii
road Company.-?L. C. Brastow, sn perin
tendent of Jersey Central Railroad, died of
pneumonia at Wilkesbarre, Pa.-The Citt
eens' Industrial Alliance, composed of dele?
gated from labor organizations In "Wester.*
Pennsylvania, issued an address to labor or?
ganizations throughout tho cauntry asking
them to band together in a political move?
ment against monopolies.-The Hegah
Manufacturing Company's works at Louis?
ville, Ky., were partly burned, and four per?
sons injured by one of tho walls being blown
out by an explosion of varnish. Loss $100,
000.-Drunken Hungarians and Toles en?
gaged in a fight nt Plymouth. Pa., as a result
of which ofte man died of a fractured skull,
-Millionaire Mackay lest a suit to recover
one hundred thousand acres of land itt the
vicinity of Corpus Christi, Texas.-Astrike
of the Ohio mine operators is imminent,
the_ recent cotttetrties with tho operators
having been unsatisfactory.-The steamer
Nellie Bly blew up near Winomac, Ind., and
eight persons were injured.-It was re?
ported in Chicago that the Leslie E. Keeley
Company will sell the bi-chloride of gold
cure for drunkenness to a New York syndi?
A young man named Mullins, of Boston,
who represented the Bi Louis branch ot the
Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company,
was murdered at Hickman, Ky., by a hack
man nar_ed Ford, who is possessed of con?
siderable fortune and an ungovernable tem?
per. Tho trouble grew out of a claim for
twenty-five cents for hack fare.-William
Latham, a Brockton (Mass.) Weaver, com?
mitted Buicide in the presence of his family.
-Noble W. Clark, for many years a hotel
proprietor in Sandy Hill, N. Y., and the last
of the stage-drivers on the route from White?
hall to Albany before the introduction of
railroads, died of apoplexy, aged seventy
five years.-Fire destroyed $200,000 worth
of property in St. Marys, O.-Anarchist
Otto Eckholt located the dynamite which had
been placed under R. V. Crandall's whiting
factory in Long Island City.-Henry Jones
the negro safe-cracker, who robbed the safe
?f the Baltimore and Ohio and Cheasapeaks
and Ohio depot, at Lexington, Va., March
31, was convicted of the crime, and given
ten years in the penitentiary.-A group of
eighteen Russian anarchists was discovered
in Pittsburg.-"Charlie" Salyards, who Is
charged with tho murder of Policemam Mar?
tin, and who was arrested at Winchester, Yr..,
was brought ta Carlisle, Pa., in Irons, and
placed in the Cumberland county jail.
Tho Argentine Republic declined to de
iver Jabez Spencer Balfour, M. P.. a refu?
gee from England to tho British Govern?
ment.-The A. H. Holmes oil refinery, cov?
ering twelve acres of ground on Seneca
(treet, Buffalo, was destroyed by fire to
|ether with twenty freight cars and a train
Vf oil cars side-tracked near the works.
Thirty thousand barrels of oil stored in the
.vorkB were also burned. The fire was
itarted by an engine dropping coal in some
Ml which was running on top of the water in
i little ditch. Pwd B. Liglitliall, a postal
jlerk whos j run is between Syracuse and
Sew York, was arrested by inspectors James
md Coates, charged with robbing the msils.
}n being accused he seemed dazed, and'after
^anding over ninety-one letters then In his
Docket made ii confession.-Dr. Thaddeus
i. Gardner, a prominent physician and
Danker and treasurer of the Altoona Iron
Company, dud at his residence in Holliday*
mrg, Ta., aged fifty four years. For many
years be was connected with Phillips, Nimick
k Co., the Pittsburg iron firm, and was sur
?reon-mnjor of the Seventeenth Pennsylvania
Cavalry in the civil war. being the youngest
tull surgeon in the Army of the Potomac.
.?The passenger train on the Flint, and
Tere Marquette Railroad ran into a pile of
rees which had been blown across the
'rack near Meredith. Mich. The engine wns
dismantled and the baggage car and a pas?
senger coach were completely wrecked.
DYING BY HUNDREDS.
In Some Villages People Have Stopped
Trying to Bury All the Dead.
The 'aminn in the European part of the
Government of Perm, in Russia, is worse
than ever before. The poor are dying by
In the smaller villages the people have
ceased trying to bury the bodies. Relatives
of the dead are o'ten too weak to provide
burial for their dead, and so leave the bod?
ies lying on the roof of their houses.
Despite tho severity of the law against
secret societies and the prohibition of the
collection of funds save through offloialH,
private associations are forming to secure
food and clothes for the sufferers. These
associations, although quite inadequate,
give the only relief which the peasants can
The Stale Committee has been dissolved
and the provincial authorities have taken no
ste*, to roorganize it.
Itis estimated that 250,000,000 pounds of
grain would be required to alleviate the dis?
tress ond keep the peasants in food until the
MURDERED BY TRAMPS,
Two Railroad Policemen at Dubuque
Meet with Sudden Death.
About three o'clock the other morning
Officer Frith, of the Milwaukee Railroad's
police force, was found dying in the com*
A few moments later loothec officer, Tnl
cott, was found in thc same condition .rn thi
platform of ? coach. Both policemen died
soon after being found.
I !"? officers had been shot, it i"1 supposed,
by tramps whom they attempt erl lo dislodge,
and the condition of the car showed that h
terrible struggle had taken place.
Frith was shot twice, one ball striking him
in the back and the other in tho nook, whil<
Xalcctt was shpt over the left eyo.
Nearly Twenty Persons Reported
Killed in Missouri,I
Great Damage Done in Cincinnati
A despatch from St. Louis, Mo., says: Tho
Storm of wind, hail and rain was the worst
this city has experienced in many years. The
rainfall began shortly after 8 o'clock, and
with slight intervals of heavy hail, accom?
panied by blasts of wind, at times reaching a
velocity of over forty miles an hour, contin?
ued until 2 o'clock A. M. The rainfall was
two and a half Inches. Traffic was almost
completely stopped. The telephone service
waa entirely demoralized and telegraph wires
in all directions were prostrated. The work?
house was unroofed during tho heavy hail
storm in the early evening. Meny carriage
and cab horses were maddened by the hail?
stones falling on them and ran away. ?
Higginsville, Mo., was visited about 7
o'clock hy a terrific wind-storm which swept
everything before it from the southwest part
of the county to the northeast line, and leav?
ing the county by crossing the Missouri river
Near Page City six deaths have so far been
reported. William Walkers, a prosperous
young farmer. Was at the supper table with
his wife and three children when his brick
house was blown over, completely burying
him and all the children. His wife extricated
herself and with great difficulty released him.
They were unable to rescue two of the chil?
dren, who were smothered in the debris. Tho
third is fearfully mangled.
Mrs. H. Y. Luke and brother wero killed
outright, and their barns terribly wrecked.
Further on Captain Todhunter's burns were
demolished, and asmall negro girl killel on
his farm. There are numerous reports and
rumors about deaths at Dover and Waverly,
but nothing authenic can be secured.
All parts of Lafayette county, Mo., were
visited by a destructive storm. Four persons
are reported killed. Seven or eight farm?
houses were totally demolished and about
twenty people are reported hurt, some of
them perhaps fatally.
A terrific gale swept over Cincinnati be?
tween 3 and 4 A. M. The signal station re?
ported the velocity of the wind at seventy
eight miles per hour. From a different
source came reports of an earthquake hav?
ing been perceptibly felt during the night.
In the big Spencer House building, at Broad?
way aud the Public Landing, especially on
the upper floors, the shock caused great
alarm. Many persons were awakened from
souud sleep to near distant rumbling noise
like that made by a heavy train of railroad
cars in motion. In the Henrietta Building,
on West Fourth street, the inmates were
greatly alarmed by the rattling of the chan?
deliers and flickering gas. Two distinct
shocks were felt about fourteen minutes
The storm did a great deal of damage along
the Central Branch Railroad weat of Atehison,
Kan. A great many telegraph poles were
blown down, and communication with the
West was entirely cut off till noon.
At Muscotah, Kan., a number ot houses
and barns wero unroofod. The house of a
Mr. Burns was unroofed and Mrs. Burns and
her baby were seriously injured. Several
Kersons were slightly injured by falling tim?
ers. Two houses of Charles Shedd, of Whit?
ing, were demolished.
President Cleveland Sends in More
The President sent the following nomina?
tions to the Senate:
State?Edward H. Strobel, of New York,
to be Third Assistant Secretary of Stale, vice
William M. Griunell, resigned.
Treasury?Daniel N. Morgan, of Connecti?
cut, to be Treasurer of the United Statos,
vice Enos H. Nebeker, resigned; Conrad N.
Jordan, of New York, to be Assistant Treas?
urer of the United States, at New York City,
vice Ellis H. Roberts, resigned -, Henry L.
Peckham, of Rhode Island, to be a third
lieutenant In the Revenue Cutter service.
Justice?Henry V. Johnson, of Colorado,
to be Attorney of the United States for the
District of Colorado; Charles B. Bellinger,
of Oregon, to be United States District Judga
for the District of Oregon; Wm. K. Reid, of
Ulah, to be Judge of Probate in the couuty
of Sanpet.e, Territory of Utah.
Interior-Daniel M. Browning, of Illinois,
to be Commissioner of Indian Affairs ; Frank
0. Armstrong, of Washington. D. C., to bo
Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affaire.
Daniel N. Morgan, of Bridgeport. Conn.,
nominated for treasurer of the United States,
is one cf the leading citizens of his native
State, sociolly, politically and financially.
He is a man about 60 years of age, has boen
Mayor of Bridgeport three terms, served in
t he'legialature and has been the president of
a national bank for ten years.
Conrad N. Jordan, nominated for assistant
treasurer at New York, is well known to the
country us United States Treasurer in Mr.
Cleveland's first administration.
Edward H. Strobel, of New York, nomin?
ated to be third assistant secretary of State,
served through Mr. Cleveland's first term
and a part of the succeeding Republican ad?
ministration ns secretary of the legation at
Madrid. He is a graduate of Harvard Col?
lege and Hurvard Law School, having beeu a
member of the class of '79.
Daniel M. Browning, of Ildinois, who is
nominated to be Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, lives at Benton, and is about 60 years
of age. He is a lawyer, and in 1882 was
judge of the Circuit Court of Illinois in his
Frank C. Armstrong, who is named as
assistant commissioner and is set down as a
resident of the District of Columbia, was
originally appointed an inspector in the In?
dian Bureau from Louisiana in President
Cleveland's first administration. In that
capacity he made a reputation ns one of the
best officers In the inspection service. Prob?
ably because of that fact he was nllowed to
remain in his place for nearly a year under
President Harrison's administration.
The Senate has confirmed the following
Eben Alexander, of North Carolina, to b<
Mini?tcr and Consul-General of the United
States to Greece, Roumania and Servia.
James 0. Broadhead, of Missouri, to b?
Minister to Switzerland ; William T. Townes
of Virginia, to be Consul-General at Rio de
Janeiro t James E. Neal, of Ohio, to be Con?
sul at Liverpool; Edgar Whidden, of Maine,
to bo Consul at St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Q. O. Eckford, of Mississippi, to be Consu
at Kingston, Jamaica; James M. Dobbs, o
Georgia, to be Consul at Valparaiso ; Davit
N. Burke, of New York, to be Consul at Per
nambueo; William T. Thornton, of Santi
Fe, N. M., to be Governor of New Mexico
Charles E. ingersoll, of Pennsylvania, to bi
Appraiser of Merchandise in the District o
Philadelphia; William H. Maize, ol Ohio
to be Surveyor of Customs for the Tort o
A mop. frenzied by religious auperatltloi
in regard to rites practiced l.v the J
tacked the synagogue al Koitn, iii Bohemia
lind wrecked the building amt t he limmen nu
shops of Hebrews. The troops were calli*
out to suppress the riot. _.__
PEOPLE AND EVENTS.
Paul Dana, son of his father, and of the
Bun staff, has been appointed a park commis?
sioner of New York.
Mr. William Watson, the English poet,
Who recently became insane, is reported to
be completely recovered.
A teston cutter constructed aluminium,
enid to be the first sea-going vessel made of
this metal, is being built at Loire for the
Comte de Chabanncs La Police. It will be
half tne weight of a vessel of similar class
constructed with a steel frame. Her hull
will weigh only 2,600 kilos, whereas if built
Of the ordinary material it would wiegh 4,500
Plans for the dormitory which Cornelius
Vanderbilt is to give Yale in memory of his
eon who died there in his senior year are
about complete. Its cost Will bs about MOO,
OOO, it will lodge about 130 StndeotS, and will
be ready for the opening of the college year
in 1894. The removal of the famous' old
South colledge begins at the end of the pr.>>
ent college year.
The Liberty Bell is to be placed in the s>u
trance rotunda of the Pennsylvania State
building, and will be guarded by six reserve
policemen. It will be transported on a
specially constructed car attached to a special
train of Pullman cars which will convey the
World's Fair committee of the City Conn'il,
Mayor Stuart, and other city officials to Chi?
cago. A procession and military escort will
accompany the bell from Independence Hull
to the railroad station in Philadelphia.
In the late George I. Seney, of New York
and Brooklyn, there died a philanthropist
whom perhaps Western art collectors knew
better than Western business men. A years
ago he was thought to be worth -$7,000,000.
He is believed to have given away as much
as ?2,000,000. Wesleyan University, with
f 550,000, was the largest beneficiary. He
Was a student there, though not a gruduate.
In 1855 he sold 285 paintings at auction.real
inx ^40t3,940. He made his wealth in bank?
ing. He was also interested in railroads.
G. Wilfbki) Pearce, of New Brunswick,
N. J., has issued an address to the electric?
ians of the country, asking them to raise
money to put the tombs of Benjamin Frank?
lin and his wife in good order, erect a new
fence and a bronae memorial tablet, At pres?
ent the graves are sadly neglected, the tomb
Stones going to decay because of the lack ol
cement, and the fence about them an ugly
and tawdry iron one. He says : ??The es?
timated cost of repairing tomb und making
fence and tablet is $1,000, and in order that
all may contribute I would suggest that 10
cents bc the sum from each subscriber. If
there are others who care to give larger mimi
an endowment fund will Le .-rented and the
income devoted to keeping the tomb in re?
pair for many yeurs to come."
General Lew Wallace has returned to
his home in Indiana after a season spent in
the South. He appears to be iu excellent
health, and n Cincinnati reporter who inter?
viewed him when he passed through that
city was impressed by his "unmistakable
military air. florid complexion, and splendid
physique." Advancing years have sprinkled
the soldier-author's beard plentifully with
gray. General Wallace has with him, for
final revision, the proof-sheets of his BOW
book, "The Prince of India ; or, Why Con?
stantinople Fell," on which he has spent
nc-irly five years of careful work. He has
liken fur greater pains with it than he took
with "Ben Hur," and has devoted especial
uttention to the historical accuracy ol the
story, which deals with the separation of the
Greek and Latin churches. The volume will
be issued by the Harpers within two months
ind will be 120 pages longer than "Ben Hur."
[SOUTHERN NEWS ITEMS,
A great triumph has been achieved lu Paris
by a young lady of Georgia?Miss Bessie
Rogers, of Macon. The judges of the Salon
of Art in this great French capital have ac?
cepted from her brush a beautiful little
painting. It is highest of honors-a tribute
to genius that will be recognized among true
artists the world over. Miss Rogers is a
graduate of Wesleyan Female College.
Complaints of injury to baggage on rail?
roads has elicited the following order from
the North Carolina State railroad commis?
sion : "AU common carriers subject to the
supervision of the railway commission shall
provide such means or appliances as may be
necessary to secure the careful handling of
and to prevent injury to any parcel of bag?
gage to which a check may be affixed. And
at all minor stations where no proper appli?
ance 3 are supplied and no regular dt pot hand
employed, it shall be required ol the train
handg to assist the baggageniaster and lift
with care all baggage from tho car doors."
Within the past few days the artesian
water, with which Memphis. Tenn., is sup?
plied, shortly after being drawn takes on a
very pronounced milky appeurance. and iu
one instance at least it has beeu known to
smoke, a** if lime had been put Into it. From
this condition it rapidly d'ssolves uud be?
comes dear and tempting, but this of short
duration, for it rapidly takes on a yellowish
hue. This peculiarity of the public water
supply is not confined to a single section of
the city, but has been heard from in various
sections. No one has been found who pre?
tended knowledge sufficient to explain away
the ugly-looking and nauseous new feature.
Ir is proposed to dispose of garbage in
Nashville, Tenn., by burning it. Dr. N. G.
Tucker, city health officer, aud Councilman
A. S. Williams and Dr. J. C. Wharton have
returned from Savannah, Ga., where they
went to inspect the garbage crematory. The
committee was well pleased with what thev
saw. Dr. Tucker thinks Nashville should
have four crematories. Thc committee will
doubtless make a favorable report to th?
Oil Sunday while Jailer George W. Arms
of the Kingstree, S. C., Jail was attending
semes at the Presbyterian Church three ol
his charges broke jail and escaped. They
broke off the handle of a bucket in which
their dinner had been served them, and with
it dug a hole through the brick wall of thc
jail, lowered themselves hy means of th?*j*
blankets and so escaped. They were incar?
cerated for petty offenses.
The railroad companies of the State havt
induced Chairman Duncan, of South Carol
ina, to issue or call a convention of Iraffl.
managers at Columbia May 2. The road:
will try and show the commission that the'
cannot make anything on the present ira fri.
rates, and that the railroads in fairness mjt,,
justice to themselves should have an incrc.is
in certain rates.
A. Murderer Shot liv a Mob an?l llb
.Tefl D. Barnett, a youu; ?tut.< astarte
keeper noar the Hos of QjlUaaa .
Countier, in Georgia, wa*, found dying iu i
pool of blool in Ins stares A ,>>?. ,.
white and oed i**sj I ?>?N<ple, ss ?
organised, and utter * ,n ?,.t
?mast* captures! the uiuideivr, t? colored ?<*<
who confe?ed his crime, giving hu
V. I only. He tired several *d.ot? ?t the p.'.ss
before oaptnr* Tis posse ties! si
shot iniu t ? t sal's, Mis i
the t>o ty, MtaraH-l Ihsnn ??.u>
mm i? a mn
Three Hundred Men Immolated at
Oae Brave Man Killed While Seeking
A frightful mining sodden! occurred nf
ront-y-rridd, Wales, and lt is feared thal
nearly 200 men have perished. There was ai.,
explosion, followed by a fire, ami the merl
were imprisoned in the mine. A spark fro.*
an engine in a four-foot seam igultod cotton
The flames spread to the woodwork and
finally ignited the inflammable gas in the
seam. Flames and smoke gave to the 200
men at work in the seam the first warning ot
an approaching danger. All ran toward tho
landing. Many were overtaken by ths fire
and smoke, fell and were left to their fate by
their comrades in advance of them. Com?
paratively few of the men who were in the
seem at the time of the explosion reached
At the entrance of the shaft a rescuing
party was formed by the pit surveyor. Tho
party get as far as the landing at the seam
where the fire started, but was driven back
almost immediately by the dense smoke han?
ing from the seam. The surveyor took his
men back to the surface. After a half hour's
rest they went down again and forced their
way ten yards into the workings. They
found four dead bodies, which they brought
bac k with them. Attempts to go further into
the workings were vain, as the woodwork
was burning and large masses of ruins were
falling incessantly from the roof. Ono ot
the rescue party who -ventured too far waa
The men who saved themselves immediate?
ly after the fire broke out were too much
confused and frightened to observe the posi?
tions of their fellow-workingraeu. They are
'mable to give any cl< lr acoount of the dis?
tribution of the miners, and the work ot
rei -ne must therefore proceed under all the
difficulties of uncertainlty. There are numer
our volunteers to undertake the work ot
rescue as soon as it becomes possible. At
present the flames and smoke would render
any such undertaking vain, if not fatal to the
party making tho descent. There ls little
doubt, however, that most, if not all, of the
men left below have been ouffooated or
burned to death.
Later advices from Pont-y-rrldd do not
lighten the calamity, and tho worst late is
leared for hundreds of miners. The pit h
worked in sections, one seam being above
another. The fire resulting from the explo?
sion broke out In the eastern section. From
this section 70 men succeeded in reaching;
the surface through the main dip-working,
led by a miner who knew the road. They
had a terrible struggle to get out, forcinjr
their way through fire and smoke. Many ol
them were scorched and all were terribly ex?
hausted when they emerged safely. They
brought no good news as to those they left
behind, but, on the contrary, expressed their
dread that all in the mine had perished.
The number of tbe men still in the mine
cannot be ascertained, although U is known
to be well above fifty. There is a little hope
that some ot them found refuge at such a
distance from the burning s,<tions that they
are still alive.
OLD GLORY COMES DOWN.
The Am-moan Protectorate Over Hawaii
Declared at an End.
The stars and stripes,which for two months
dave floated fro m the government building,
bave been hauled down, and the remaining
forces from the United States cruiser Boston
have been sent on board.
Nothing indicative of American authority
?remains in Honolulu cave Miuister Stevens
md Commissioner John H. Blount, of Oeor
On April 1, in the presence of a crowd num?
bering probably 2,000 persons, Lieutenant
Draper, marine officer of the Boston, blew
,he notes of the retreat from his bugal, and
"Old Glory" sink from the sight of the throng
ind was replaced by the colors of the
Hawaiian monarchy, which still remains the
lag of the island.
The report that Commissioner Blount
would order the American flag down and the
protectorate abolished got al.road on the
aight of March 31. preceding the day ot the
occurrence, but did not become general. It
?reated at first among the American party a
eeling of consternation not altogether un
nixed with indignation.
On the afternoon of March 31 the commls
iloner held a lengthyconference with Presl
Jent Dole and the ministry, at which he noti?
ced them of his intention to declare off the
jrotectorate established by Minister Stevens
in February 10.
It is understood that he gave as his reason
herefor that the Washington administration
lid not regard ihe protectorate as necessary,
ind, further, that it was incompatible with
wy diplomatic negotiations that might be
irranged by the two countries. The United
States, however, would brook no hostile in
:erference in Hawaiian affairs by any foreign
Conscious of the strength in view of the
latter assurance the provisional government
tomewhat reluctantly acquiesced in the com?
missioner's decision and prepared to order
)ut their forces to maintain tne peace which
sad continued almost unbroken during the
The chief danger apprehended Ls that ol
fapanese interference, either on behalf of or
it the application of Japanese subjects or tbe
Minister Stevens, Commissioner Blount
ind Admiral Skcrrett consulted over the rust?
ier, and. it instated, agreed that Japanese
tnterference would be an act of hostility t.>
ihe United States and that American interests
lemanded that such be repelled.
No hostile demonstration, however, has
Deen made by any party up to this writing.
EARTHQUAKE IN SERVIA,
Severe Shocks Devastate Villages and
Terrify the People.
An earthquake shocked most districts In
Srrvta, In Western Servia the shook was es.
Along the Moravia River villages were de'
vasted and the people sprang from their
beds to nm half clothed ? tba fields.
in Rant Sta Benrta great fissures were torn
lilllie earth. From ].ivii,li-,i -similar phe?
nomena aro reporter!. "Large ?*tr*v?ms ot
wann water and yellow mud still flow '
Thousands ol bowes and nany etiurdicsj
have been srreoked. runic building* have
been rendered loo dangerous i.-r oeevMMs/,
lathedi-.tn.tt ssttert*ihti laseavtoslshasfefl
?ere Ml Ute people ttsai io ivtuiu lt the ul
tetra.'*.*? ? _
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