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MONTEREY^IGHLAND COUNTY, VA., MAY 5, 1893.
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The Reading Railroad receivers decided
on a temporary rosined ion iu tho output ol
coal at the company's mines.-Henry Dowl?
ing, wife and child were suffocated hy gas
in their home in Chicago.?Charles Cald?
well was hanged ai J< neston), \vk., for the
murder of Tab Freeman,*- Wm, Burke, a
dissolute fellow, gaye, himself up to the au?
thority of ,;....*kford, UL, with the state
UHSm that he had murdered his mother. The
woman's body was found in her home.
Wm. E. Williams, editor of the "Manchester
Critic, assaulted A. S. Steinbauer, edi?
tor of the Allegheny News of Alle?
gheny, Ta., inflicting serious iujuries.
_Kitt roll's Hotel, at Kittroll's Springs, N.
C., was destroyed by fire. Loss $60,000
_An attempt was made to burn the Oak
Street A. M. E. Church at Petersburg, Va.
?-The Navajo Indians had returned to the
reservation when the troops reached the
Ban Luis Valley to protect the settlers.
A mass of earth and stone fell from a bluff
in Pittsburg upon two tenement houses. A
mother and her children were badly injured.
-The town of Cisco, Texas, was destroyed
by a cyclone and over a score of people
killed and a hundred or more injured.
Twenty thousand Ohio coal miners threaten
to strike, although the ehief officers of the
union oppose it,-The Marshall Chemical
Manufacturing Company, of Kansas City.
made an assignment. The assets are $30,000,
liabilities $100,000.-Alexander Cooper.
one of tho founders and president of Cooper's
Hospital in Camden, N. J., dropped dead
from heart disease.
Thomas Norton, James Francis, Martin
Cor, Mike Connor, James Norris and two
others, all under sentence to the peniten?
tiary, escaped from the county jail in Colum?
bus, by cutting a hole through tho floor.??
Rev. G. L. Eberhardt, president of the Luth?
eran Theological Seminary, and presiding
officer of the synod of Michigan, and for
thirty years pastor of St. Paul's Church, in
Saginaw, Mich., died, aged sixty-two, his
wife having died but ton years ago. He left
no children.-Henry Bentley was convicted
in Los Angeles, Cal., of the charge of mur?
dering his wife.-The old Liberty Bell was
received with honor in Indianapolis, where
the school children had a parade, and an ad?
dress was delivered by ex-President Harri?
son.-Albright and Simpson's sewer at the
corner of Union and Lawrence streets, in
Olean, N. Y., caved in, burying five Italians.
Two of them were rescued and three killed.
-Mrs. James Wiley, of Paterson, N. J.,
tried to commit suicide by hanging herself,
-Rev. Edward Bell, editor of the Queeni
County Republican of Long Island City, was
arrested on the charge of libelling Mrs. Eliza?
beth Lee.-Tho explosion of powder used
for tableaus in a church entertainment ir
Wilkesbarre caused a panic, and many were
injured.-Benjamin Buchanan, seventj
years old, who. for the past thirty-five years,
had been an officer of the Supreme Court ol
New York, cut his throat with a razor on th(
roof of hi6 residence and then jumped intc
the street. He was instantly killed. Mr
Buchanan had been in very low spirits foi
some time past, owing to the fact that khi
was a sufferer from dyspepsia and dropsy
-At a church cornerstone laying in Cleve
land a floor gave way, and many people wer
injured.-T. C. Haven, a married man, o
Memphis, Tenn., eloped with the wife c
The McConnell A Maguire Company, th
largest mercantile house in Idaho, whos
headquarters are in Moscow, with Governo
McConnell at the head, was closed by th
sheriff.The First National Bank of Moscow is
eued an attachment for $20,000 and the sheri]
at once closed the doors. The Moscow Nal
ional Bank immediately followed with an al
tachment for $25,000.-AH the Union Pacifl
iron workers returned to work in Omah*
and every department of the shops bega
running with a full force of men.-Tw
prisoners who are being conveyed froi
Teek sville to Sing Sing on the 11.20 o'cloc
train by Deputy Sheriff Pugsley, over th
New York Central and Hudson River Rai
road, made a break for liberty and escape.
-On the farm of lt. A. Honea, four mil.
south of Aberdeen, Miss., a colored tenai
named Edwards and bis wife left three chi
drcn, all under five years of age, in tl
house alone and went to work. During the
absence the house caught fire and was cor
pletely destroyed- The children were cr
The Belgian Senate has approved the Nj
sen plan to establish universal suffrage.
Tue bitter feeling between Irish nationt
ists and unionists is reported to be morea
ing in intensity.
Thirteen persons were crushed to dea
in Naples by a panie resulting from a fire i
the altar ol a eiiurch.
The bleach works at Epimal, France, ha
been destroyed by fire, the damage amoui
ing to 2,000,000 Iran cs.
The conference of unionist leaders c
cided that no attack should be made on t
home-rule bill in committee.
Kiotino. was renewed in the streets of B
fast. Many arrests have been made. Mc
troops have been ordered to the scene.
The annual exhibition of the British Roj
Academy is characterized by un unusuu
large number of paintings ol high ment.
Owing to the illness of Lord James Hi
nen, one of the British members of the B
ing sea tribunal of arbitration, the tribui
has adjourned for oue week.
Efforts were made to amend the hon
rule bill by providing that the military shoi
be withdrawn irom Ireland before the Ir:
Parliament should be established.
The Norwegian Storthing will postpone
vote on the civil list and adjourn as a mi
ot defiance to King Oscar lor refusing sep
ate consular repress ntalion to Norway.
The Reichstag committee on the budj
has approved the credit for the purpose
elevating the German legation at Vt ashil
ton to the rank ol aa embassy, and an ad
tional grant for the German representati
ut the Chicago World's Fair.
The Hon. J. C. New, the retiring Amoru
consul-general in london, will sail for
United States on the 3d of June. The Uni
States consuls in Great britain will pres
to him an illuminated address aud the as
elation of foreign consuls will give hiu
A sensation was caused in England bj
report that un attempt had been made
murder Mr. Gladstone its ho walked throu
St. James Park at midnight. A man i
was acting strangely in lront of Mr. GI
stone's house shot at the policeman who
rested him. On the man s person was foi
a note-book containing ravings uguinst lr
homo rule and hinting at murdering the j
President Cleveland Between Two
Colnmns of Warships.
Saluted by the Booming GunB of
Ten Great Nations.
FOREIGNERS PAY THEIR RESPECTS.
Amid the din of mighty boom'ng guns and
enveloped by the vapor of burned powder
and the mist of a cloudy afternoon President
Cleveland reviewed the great fleet assembled
'iu New York harbor to celebrate tho discov?
ery of America and to illustrate the advance
in naval architecture since Christopher Colum?
bus sailed from Spain across the unknown
seas four hundred years ago. Thirty-seven
monster steel war vessels of modern type,
representing ten nations, stood in contrast
with the faithful reproductions of the antique
wooden caravels in which the most illustrious
of navigators made his voyage. Disagree?
able woather caused a postponement of the
review from tho forenoon until afternoon,
but it was a spectacle that reflects the great
est credit on Rear Admiral Gherardi ant
those who assisted him and fully repaid th*
multitude that patiently waited for eigh
hours in orderly discomfort to see it. Thr
usual order of reviews was reversed- the re
viewed remaining stationary in open column
and the reviewer passing between tho lines
At night in tho great Madison Square Gar
den the review ball was given, rivaling ii
magnificence and beauty the mc st elegan
social gatherings of the world and forming
fitting climax to the great occasion.
TINITED STATES S"
The Columbian Fleet.
The original intention was to begin tho
view at 10 .30 o'clock, but a steady fall of fl
in the morning caused a postponement ur
The postponement was ordered by Sec
tary Herbert at the suggestion of Presidi
Cleveland. The invited guests had airer
assembled on the steamers set part for th
use. Vast crowds had assembled at all poi
from which a view of the fleet could be hi
They could not, of course, be notified of I
change of plans, but all supposed that so
hitch had occurred, and settled themsel'
ns comfortably as possible to await derek
The rain caused great disappointment
the squadrons anchored below tho Palnsad
The crack ships had been put in readin
for their part of tho celebration. Their hi
had been painted, their decks holy-ston
their brasswqrk polished until it shone, t
their guns had been cleared for far differ
work than their makers intended?the cern
ting of peaceful relations il stead of havoc
war. lt drenched the dee'/s and rigging ;
hung in pearly drops from tho braaswc
Dress uniforms were abandoned for ste
coats and the Jack tare instead of beinf
holiday rig were in every-day attire.
At 8 A. M. the vessols of Spain, Frar
Brazil and Argentina dressed ship. All
the other foreign vessels hoisted colors, w
the stars and stripes at the'main. The Am
can ships hoisted colors, but did not di
the yards until 10 o'clock, at which hour
Dritish, Russian and Italian ships also dres
At 1.44 the Seeadler. of the German fl.
fired her first gun. she was followed a i
ment later by the Reina Regente, of the si
board column, and the two ships, one
each side of the Dolphin, made the welkin
rin?. The Kaizerin Augusta joined the chorus
and the echoes rolled up the Paliaadei and
down again, until one seemed to bear a long
line of artillery reaching for miles on tho
The bands on the ships played tho national
air. but it was only at intervals between tho
roar of guns that the music could be hoard.
The Van Spark and the, Infanta Isabel sa?
lutes ran into each other. Then there was a
pause for a minute and Argentina's cruiser
belched forth a flash that was responded to
by a big gun on tho Giovanni Pausen.
Then, after a short pause, a light blue puff
arose above the dynamite tubes on the Vesu?
vius, and a few seconds later thero was a din
overhead as though the sky was made of
sheet-iron and a bomb had stru.'k.
At 2 o'clock the Yorktown and t he Arethuso
saluted together, gun for gun. Then there
was an interval, during which tho bands
Could be heard playing and tho cheers of the
sailors reached the shore.
The Chicago opened fire and a moment
later the, Russian Hynda added her guns to
tho chorus. Tho Baltimore and tho General
At 2.08 the Tartar, the first of the British
ships, saluted. The guns of the Bancroft
and the San Francisco were going at the same
time. The British Magicienne and the At?
lanta fired simultaneously.
The Dolphin lessened her speed ns she ap?
proached the head of the line and there was
an interval between tho firing from the ships.
Each vessel began saluting as tho Dolphin's
bow came abreast. Ten minutes after she
STEEI.-PnOTECTHD Cl'.UISEIt THILALELPUIA.
had passed the Jack tars carno down from
their positions on the arms.
It was just 2.12 as England's crack cruiser,
the Blake, fired her first gun. There was a
big puff of smoke and a deep boom, entirely
different from the sharp sounds of tho guns
of the smaller vessels. The Philadelphia
saluted as the Dolphin reached the hoad of
the lino and came to a stop just in the rear
of the caravels.
At the same time all the steamboats, tugs
and pleasure craft blew their whistles and
made a din almost as deafening as tho salut?
ing. There was cheering and waving of hats,
handkerchiefs and umbi "Has, and the tri?
umphal procession of the presidential party
The whistles sent up a cloud of steam,
which, added to the smoke of the guns,
obscured the view of a large portion of the
The admirals of the different squadrons
then embarked In steam launches and pro
oeededto the Dolphin to pay their respects
to Hie President.
8ir John Hopkins, the British admiral, was
first received. Next came Vice-Admiral
Koznakoff, the Russian admiral. Rear-Ad?
miral de Libran, of France, was third. Then
followed Rear-Admiral Magnaghi, of Italy.
The Spanish admiral, Senor Y. Luno,
though an invalid, did not fail to pay this
ceremonial mark of respect to the chief ex?
ecutive, and was followed by Rear-Admiral
Howard, of Argentine; Rear-Admiral Nor
hona. of the Brazilian fleot, and tho blonde
haired and tho blue-eyed captains of th?
Gorman and Dutch steamers. These visits
formed one of tho most interesting feature!
of tho day. As nearly al] tho foreign officer*;
spoke or understood English the ceremonies
were attended by no stiff formalities, but
were marked by cordiality and some degree
of conviviality also.
Fifteen minutes before the reception endec
nnd while tho President was preparing tc
land, an admonitory signal was given Iron
the Dolphin, and as* he left the vessel and en
tered his barge, at the foot of Ninety-sixtl
street, every vessel in the fleet again mann*
yards and rails and once more fired a salu
of twenty-one guns, following the Dolphin
load. Then the President's flag was loweri
from the Dolphin and the public coremoni
of the day were considered over.
After leaving the Dolphin President dev?
land returned to the Victoria Hotel. Mi
Cleveland took the four o'clock train f<
"Washington. She was taken ill on the Dc
eir i phin while the presidential boat was makii
nts the reviewing tour.
id. ! At 2.30 the merchant marine was signal
Ihe ' to get away. The Seabird, with thc comm
tee on board, rounded the head of the dont
column of men-of-war, and started down t
river .rn the New York side. Tho Al Fost
followed, and the polieo patrol tugs foll
lino two by two. After them came taj.
steamboats and steam yachts, two and thr
abreast, and all with whistles blowing, m
shouting and women waving parasols as th
passed each man-of-war.
Tho commotion that followed has nov
been equaled on the Hudson river, ('lou
of steum rose from the tugs and blow acre
the men-of-war. Tho crows of the men-,
war faced tho rails, waved hats and handki
chiefs at tho noisy lugs nnd steamboats
they passed. Several steam yachts saint
the men-of-war with ono gun. which sound
like a toy pistol alter the big guns of t
men-of-war. The whistles of tho tugs a
steamers kept ap a continual tooting a
blowing from the time they were given p
mission to start until the lower end of t
long line <>f the squadron was reached
About 1 o'clock the rain ceased to fd
although the clouds continued to hot
about in a threatening manner. Preside
Cleveland accompanied by Mr's Clovela
and Lieutenant Wood, left theVictordaHo
Ht 1.05 P. M. Light minute- later the Dal
amved nt the foot of West Twenty-thi
street, whore a thousand mon and women,
who had stood in the rain for four hours,
cheered him enthusiastically.
Mrs. Cleveland, enveloped in a tweed cape,
Mackintosh, black felt hat and black veil,
iras the Ant to alight, and her appearance
was the signal for tho cheering to begin. The
President followed her, removing his silk hat
and pausing for a moment, bowing all around
to the people. The party was immediately
ted tr, the launch of tho Dolphin, which
st a rt erl away as soon as the company was on
board. The launch steamed rapidly out to
the Dolphin, and from the shore the presi"
dential party could be seen climbing up the
gangway of the dispatch boat, Mrs. Clove
land in advance. As soon as tho President
reached tho deck one of tho Dolphin's guns
announced tho fact and tho President's flag
was unfurled nt her masthead. It was about
2 [o'clock when tho signal was given to
Tho blowing of a hundred whistles and tho
booming of guns at 1.15 o'clock announced
that the President had embarked, and almost
instantly the crews of the men-of-war all
along the line went to positions facing the
rail and at the mastheads and tops.
At 1.30 the first boom of the 10-inch gun on
the Miantonomoh announced that tho Dol?
phin, with the President on board, was pass?
ing up between the two columns of war ves?
Tho roar of tho Maintonomoh's 21 guns was
followed by a salute from Brasllian ship.}
Republics and Tirandentes. Tho Dolphin
replied to the Brazilians and a cloui of
smoke rose over the lower end of tho lino of
warships. The Brazilians manned yards jud
before firing, and the long lines ol bluo
jackets stood out against a white back?
ground of smoke.
The Dolphin moved at a slow and stately
gait and tho salute of each ship was distinct
and sharp. Tho Aquidaban, flagship of the
Brazilian fleet, finished saluting at 1.10
and the Nueva Espana took its turn. The
Dolphin was followed ut a distance of about
500 feet by the Blake and she in turn by the
From tho time tho President started on his
tour through the lines until final salute was
fired the weather was cloudy, with rain. Tho
nir was cold and an unpleasant wind came
out of tho east. It was an improvement upon
the forenoon, but it was not a pleasant day
on the river and on exposed points of vantage
along tho shore.
It was a fitting and dramatic close to thc
proceedings when, at the close of the review,
the flagship Philadelphia slowly steamed up
to Riverside, opposite to tho tomb of Grant,
and on thia day, the anniversary of his birth,
fired a salute to his memory.
At the Ball.
The Columbian ball at tho Madison Squaw
Garden was. in respect to magnificence o
decoration and arrangement and of a largi
number of world-famous guests present, thi
most splendid ever given in the Now World
Besides the President and his advisers, thi
chief legislative body of the United State;
and a Spanish grandee who is the namesak
and lineal descendant of Christopher Colum
bus, thero were tho diplomatic corps, th
admirals and subordinate officers of ever
great naval power in tho world, Governor
of neighboring States and famous arm
The decorations of the garden wero ric
and elaborate, eclipsing in their magniflceno
; and elegance anything ever boforo attempte
| in the great auditorium. The main entranc
hud been draped with a background of pur
white, festooned with a delicate tracing c
smilax and asparagus sprays, and cut flowei
and rare exotics were profusely distribute
through this rich green ground, and a my
riad of tiny electric lights shone from out th
mass of flowers and verdure. Two pllvc
dragons, with groat burning ruby eyi
guarded tho Madison avenue entrance.
ON A RUNAWAY TRAIN.
Horrible Acoident on a Little Riilro
The report of a fatal railroad wreck, whl
occured on the Baro Rocks Railroad, ft
miles south of Somerset, has just come
Thc road is two milos in length and runs
a large stone quarry operated by the own
of the road. The grade is about 150 fed
tho milo. In coming down thc train beca
unmanageable and dashed down the gn
with frightful rapidity.
At tho foot of the incline were sevi
loaded freight cars, into which the passen
train plunged. On the engine were Engin
Neff, his son, and John E. Pyle, with his v
Tho three latter were hurled under
engine as it leaped from the track and is
instantly killed. Neff and his son were
On the cars were a large number of wc
ingmen, some of whom jumped from
runaway train and escaped with slight
juries. The balance wero crushed in
wreck ; how many is not yet known.
Seven bodies have already been rsc
Counsel for the locomotive engined
the Ann Arbor case have dotormined, ii
event of their failuro to socuro a revere
Judge Rick's decision by tho Supreme Ci
to appeal to Congress to amend the Ii
State Commerce act in the interest of
Wm lill TU WAK.
A Eattle With Cowboys in Whiob
Eight Are Eiiled.
250 Navajos Start on a Marauding
Tour in Colorado.
A despatch from Denver, Col., says : The
long-threatened war of the Navajo Indians
against the settlers of the country in the vi?
cinity of their lands has como nt last, and
with it the death of eight settlers.
The startling news was received by Adjut,
nnt-Goberal Kennedy in a telegram from
Lieutenant Plummer, Indian agent ol the
Navojos. Eight white men had been mur?
dered by the Indians, who are now at war
with settlors, Lieutenant Plummer said. He
declared tbat the situation is a very critical
one and asked that the troops be called out to
prevent further bloodshed.
Lieutenant Plummer stated that the peo?
ple below Durango are in a wild state of ex?
citement and grave fears are entertained Ieee
tho Indians should continue their warfare
along the valley. In his message the lieu?
tenant states that two battles have been
In tho first battle Ave settlers wero killed,
while nt another encounter three more mon
lost their lives. The Adjutant-general for?
warded tho information to tho War Depart?
ment at Washington, and it is not unlikely
that orders will bo issued from that source
putting in tho Hold Ihe troops now quartered
at Fort Logan.
Adjutant-General Kennedy was inclined to
regard the situation with a good deal of con?
cern, although expressing the belief that the
trouble would not extend very far North.
Thero are 250 bucks who are raising the dis?
"They aro all mounted and equipped,"
said he, "with the best repeating rifles and
i have ample supplies for a long war. They
are a bad lot and revel in plunder and mur
i dor. There has been ill-feeling among them
for a long time and it has at last come to a
"The present conflict was precipitated by
tho resistance of tho whites to the depreda?
tions of a baud of warriors who raided the
stock of the cattlemen.
"They drove off a large herd of cattle,
which they took to the mountains. This ao
incensed the stockmen that they organized a
largo posse of cowboys and went to recover
tho cattle. The Iudlans fled on the approach
of the cowboys at first, and the cattlemen,
after they had secured their cattle, started to
return to their ranches.
They had proceeded but a very short dis?
tance, however, when they were attacked
from the flank us they were passing through
a sort of shallow canyon by the entire band
of 250. A desperate encounter followed, in
which Ave cowboys were killed and, it is be?
lieved, a number of Indians. The red men,
had the udvantage and the cattlemen, were
finally repulsed. The Indians then started
on a marauding expedition across the coun?
The reservation of the Navajos is a large
one, covering some 12.000 square miles in the
northwestern part of Now Mexico and North?
eastern Arizona and extends up to the south?
ern lino of Colorado. On this there are
thousands of Indians, who are liable to go on
The band of 250 started from the reserva?
tion over in Arizona, crossed the line into
New Mexico, going to the San Juan rivor.
They captured Tom Whyte's trading post
mission at Hog Back. The homes oi other
settlers are surrounded by Indians, who are
threatening to kill and burn.
Governor Thornton, of New Mexico, tele
graphed the War Department from Santa Fe
asking that "military aid be sent immediate
ly to help suppress Navajos' outbreak in Sar
Juan country. The lives of all our peopk
are in immediate danger,"
The War Department has telegraphed Gen
eral Cook, Department of Arizona, to senc
troops immediately to the scene of trouble
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES
Ricuabd Yabbtke and Issac Monroe, still
men at a roflnery at Lima, Ohio, were fatall;
burned by the blowing out of a still.
The recent frost in Mississippi has eithe
killed or greatly injured the cotton, 'flier
is time to replant, but in many sections ther
is no seed.
By the capsizing of a small boat, Juliu
Falk and Martin Arelt, young men of Cleve
land, Ohio, were drowned. A companio
The victims of the accident on the Bar
Rocks Railroad, near Somerset, Pa., numbei
ed five. Three persons are thought to hav
been fatally injured.
A boat containing three boys, name Ball
win, was carried over a dam in the Rarita
river, near Bound Brook, Now Jersey, an
two of the lads were drowned.
Margaret Tobias, aged 71 years, wi
struck by a train and instantly killed, ne;
Tyrone, Pa. Near the same place W. J. Bur
holder, aged 31 years, was caught betwe<
two railroad cars and squeezed to death.
Matthew Hammell nnd Joseph Opolisl
while at work on the tracks of the Philadi
phia and Reading Railroad, near Bou
Brook, New Jersey, were struck by a tra
and instantly killed.
Bi the premature explosion of dynamite
Tyler A MoTurk's colliery, near Pottsvil
Pennsylvania, John Jone*-, had an arm bio
off, and, it is feared, sustained fatal injuri
William Frantz and Wesley Frantz were a
The First Regiment Armory at Chict
was destroyed by fire and Harry John
and Walter Williams, colored janitors, w
burned to death. H. W. Latham and Ch
Wiggins, colored waiters, wero proba
fatally burned. The loss to property is 42
A partition wall in a new electric li
building, at Cincinnati, collapsed, carr-,
14 workmen into the cellar, a distance o
feet. John Hull, was killed, and Fr
Weinewuth, Ed. Weinewuth, A. Schur
and Elijah Johnson were fatally inju
Three other men were seriously injured.
At Providence, Rhode Island, Edward
Elroy, an insane man, entered a sloe
apartment of his home and, with a razor
tho throats of his mother, his brother, i
10 years, and Miss Healy, a cousin,
maniac, was finally overpowered, alter a
struggle, by Policeman O'Rourke, who
badly cut in tho neck with the razor. ]
believed that Mrs. McElroy will die, bu
others will recover.
NEW KILLING DEVICE.
An Ohio Man Applies for a Patent i
New Method to Execnte Murderei
George Jeremiah, of Columbus, has
applied for a patent on a device for the
lug of condemned persons. He claims
its operation will be as nearly painless i
compatible with certainty aud quickness
It consists of a chair with a head-rest
moves upon a hinge o the chair pr
Scated in the chair, the victim lays his
back in a leather-lined helmet, which, 1
locked, holds tho head like a vice. Thc
is similarly clamped in tho chair. A tr
releases a spring which throws tho chiui
ono way and the helmet tho other,
neck of the victim is dislocated by Uh
sion movement much as a chicken's nc
The inventor claims that this methoc
soon supersede hanging and other bari
methods of capital punishment.
The Latest News Gleaned From Various
Parts of the State.
Rev. A. L. Bolick, of Indiana, has ac?
cepted a call to tho Orkney Spring charge
of tho Lutheran church in Shenandoah
county, consisting of St. Jacob's, Powder
Springs and Morning Star, in Shenandoah
connty, and Bethel Church, in Rockingham
The Democrats of Rockbridge county, have
nominated John C. Boude for Circuii Court
clerk and A. *J*???y Shields for County Court
BiORBBM sores of land near Hunter's
Chapel, in Alexandria county, and nine Bores
near tho Chain Bridge have recently changed
hands, tho former for $400 per aero and the
latter for $2,000 for the nine acres.
Fred. Harper, an employe of the Bin ;
Ridge mines, on the Norfolk and Western
Railroad, was struck by a train and killed.
Cbestfield, in Northumberland county,
the home of Mr. Thomas Ball was burned to
the ground. Nearly all the contents were
RoAXjatK had two small fires. One in tho
office of rTio Wirginla Brewery and the other
I tn Brcslin's Cottage Saloon. The flames
were soon extiuquished. They were of in?
The Roanoke bankers shipped Secretary
Carlisle nearly $100,000 in gold last week.
Fabmebs from Botetourt say tho damage
done to fruit trees by frost is not so great i
reported. There will be a good crop of late
peaches and apples. The tomato crop, how?
ever, will be very short on account of tho
destruction of plant beds. This will boa
serious blow to canneries and farmers.
An old man was run ao ,vn ano Killed by the
east-bound vestibule train near Max Mead?
ows, Roanoke. It was subsequently ascer?
tained that the victim's name was Zack Chan?
dler, a tramp, aged about sixty years.
Adtice from Botetourte, Craig, Roanoke^
Montgomery, Floyd and Bedford counties in?
dicate that frost killed all the fruit in that
J. Harry Brady, of Roanoke,was found in
tho immigrant's room at the Norfolk and
Western Railroad depot, where ho had ben
terribly beaten during tho night and robbed
of over $100. There i3 is no clue thus far to
The Richmond Grain and Cotton Exchange
failed to indorse the resolution adopted by
the tobacco trade Friday, calling upon Presi?
dent Cleveland to sell government bonds to
relieve the financial stringency. The reason
for the first named body declining to concur
in this proposition are : That this policy is
simply a makeshift, and it is, they claim, not
certain that the bonds could be sold exclu?
sively for gold. The salvation of this coun?
try, the resolutions adopted by tho Grain
Exchange say, docs not depend upon the re?
tention of the $100,000,000 gold reaervc.
A judgment has been rendered in the Un?
ited States Circuit Court against the city of
Richmond in favor of Wm. P. Trent for $6,
525. This suit is for bonds of tho city of
Richmond, which the lato George N. Wood?
bridge had unlawfully transferred while act?
ing as the trustee for the Trent estate.
Woodbridge, who was cashier of the Savings
Bank of Richmond, killed himself last fall.
The city of Richmond confessed judgment ir
this suit to save costs. There is another case
involving about $3,000, which the city wil
have to pay.
Peteb Montague, proprietor of the Mon?
tague House, Mount Crawford, and a promt
nent oitizen"of Rockingham county, is dead
He was boru in Ireland sixty-three yean
A local option election was held in Salen
to determine whether liquor license shoulc
be granted by the county court for the ensu
ing year. At Salem city precinct, the dryi
won by 41 majority, and it is thought tha
the majority at Hollins precinct cannot ?
Henry Rice, of Roanoke, fell from th
roof of a building and broke his right loj.
fractured his collar bono and cut his fae
horribly. His injurios,while painful, are nc
regarded as necessarily fatal.
During a heavy wind-storm a pile of lun
ber belonging to James G. Harrison. <
Trince George county, took Uro from spar!
from his saw mill and was entirely consumei
The loss is estimated at $8,000, with $6,01
i nsurance. On the same day a large qua:
tity of lumber belonging to John Deal,
Tale, in Sussex county, took fire and was e
tiroly destroyed. Mr. Deal's residence ai
all his outhouses were burned to the groun
His loss is $11,000, on which there is said
bo no insurance.
Col. P. T. Slaughter, lato of the Fift
ninth Virginia Infantry, died at the Cc
federate Soldiers' Home. Richmond. His
mains were taken to his old home, in Orar
county, for interment.
In Prince William county, two barns
the farm of Andrew Lowe were burned,
gether with thirty-five milch cows. L
WORK AND WORKERS.
The Union Pacific Iron workers' strike v
The strike of the Santa fe mechanics,
Topeka, was declared off.
One-half of the locked-out clothing cutt
in New York city returned t^ work. 'I
other half will be given employment in a 1
Rich deposits of tin are reported to h;
been discovered in the State, >( Ouanjus
Mexico, by a prospector for a Philadelp
It is believed that all the coal miners
Ohio will 6trike on May 1st for an increasi
five cents per ton, which the operators h
refused to give.
The machinists in the Cotton Boll R
road shops at Tyler, Texas, struck beca
tho company refused to discharge the g
The strike on the Atchison, Topeka
Santa Fe road ia causing something lik
"tie up" at Kansas City. All cattle si
meats have been refused. A similar stat
affairs is reported at Wichita and oi
points on the line. Another gang of
shanks arrived in Topeka from Philadelp
to take the places of the striking shopr
and at Topeka tha striko is praotii
The negotiations at Toledo [for tho se
mont of the differences between the Ann
bor Railroad and the locomotive 6ngil
have fallen through, the men being un
to meet tho company's terms, "that non.
the present engineers should be discha
without cause, and that the old men i
tile applications and accept positions as
may become vacant.
1UU11U ill l uni imun iu.
The Ministries to Brazil and Uni?
ted States of Colombia Filled*
Some Minor Plums Handed Out?A
Brief Notice of thi New Officers.
The following appointments wero on
aounoed ..t the White House i L. P. McKin?
ney, of Kow Hampshire, to be Envoy Extra?
ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the
United Slates to Colombia ; Thos. ].. Thomp?
son, of California, lo b.'Knvoy Extraordinary
and Minister Plenipotentiary of tho United
States to Brazil; George William Caiutb, of
Arkansas, to be Mini*-!.r I:.-;.lent and Con?
sul General of the United states to Portugal;
John M. Wiley, of New York, to bo Consul of
the United States at Bordeaux; Harvey
Myers, of Kentucky, to bo a Commissioner
from Kentucky on the World's Columbian
Commission ; J. C. Sanders, of Georgia, to
be an Alternate Commissioner from Georgia
to the World's Columbian Commission.
Owen T. Hons.*, of Arizona Territory, tobe
flssenistn Juntini ot the Supreme Court of
tho Territory of arizona. To bo attorneys ot
the United Btates : William E. Bhutt, ol Illi?
nois, for tho Southern District of Illinois;
John W. Judd, of Utah, for tho Territory of
To be Marshals of the United states:
Richard C. Ware, of Texas, for tbe Western
District of Tezss ; George M. Humphrey, of
Nevada, for the District of Nerada.
wno rai .nominees are.
Luther )?'. McKinney, of Now Hampshire,
nominated to be Minister to Columbia, is a
native of Ohio, from which State, at the age
of 18, ho enlisted and served ns sergeant of
Company D, in tho First Ohio Cavalry until
After the war Mr. McKinney studied for the
ministry, graduating in New York In 1870.
He removed to New Hampshire in 1873, was
defeate I for < ongress ns s Democrat in 1884,
elected in 1886, defeated again in 1888, but
was a^a'n successful in 18'JO and served
through the Fifty-second Con
Mr. McKinney was a candidate on the
Democratic ticket for Governor of his State
last year. I ut wa- defeated.
John M. Wiley, of New York, nominatedto
be Consul to Bordeaux, is a Dative of Ireland,
but came to America when but four years of
age. He is a wealthy citizen of East Aurora,
N. Y.. but has recently purchased a fine resi?
dence in Buffalo. In 1871 and 1872 he served
as a member of the state Legislature, Mr.
Wiley has represented his district in the State
Committee for years and in the Fiftieth Con?
gress was its Hep roe, nt at ive.
Thomas L. Thompson was born at Charles*
ton, W. Yo.. May 31, 1838, went to California in
1855 and started the Petaluma Journal, the
llrst [.aper established in Sonoma County.
In 1860 he purchased the Sonoma Demo?
crat at Santa noaa, now the center of a great
fruit and wino producing section, and has
been identified with it as editor and pub?
lisher over thirty years. In 1882 Mr. Thomp?
son was elect--! "secretary of state on the
ticket with Governor George Stoneinan, and
before tho expiration of his term of four years
had to certify to his own election as a mem?
ber of tho Fiftieth Congress.
George W. Caruth, nominated to be Min?
ister to Portugal, is a lawyer of Little Bock,
Ark., where ho is also editor and principal
owner of tho Little Rook Gazette. He was
Indorsed by both H. mators, the entire delega?
tion in Congn ss, il a Stato Supreme Court,
md many oi ber u. < a prominent in Arkansas.
PEOPLE AND EVENT3.
Mn. Gladstone's unappeasable appetite
for literature is indicated by the fact thats
recent consignment of books sent to him at
his request by a Loudon dealer, contained
several works in tho Cornish language, an
account of religion In England in Anglo
Saxon times. Grieslnger's history of the
Jesuits. Dr. Sloughiou's "Religion in En?
gland Under Queen Anne," Adams' book on
birds, a life Of Cromwell, an early English
glossary and other mental pabulum of
The lato Alfred Mame, of Toura, Franco,
was the greatest publisher of Roman Catho?
lic literature in the world. lu lean than a
rear this nstaMlthinen.it used up 40,030
sheepskins in binding books in parchment,
and tho mere sweepings from his gilder's
room was sold for $10,000. M. Mame malo
most of his great fortune by cheap catechisms
dal sold as low as three cents each, and
leaflets and pamphlets required for pupils of
religious schools. On the reproduction of
illuminated missals and other expensive
publication* of interest to book collectors ho
invariably lost money.
Mrs. Cleveland has a pleasant little custom
of taking the President out riding every r.f
uoon. He goes as her guest, and OB theso
lons leaves ail business caret behind
him. To.) make the President feel that he is
entirely his wile's guest. Mrs. Cleveland al?
ways u^ s her own carriage aud coachman.
The mistress of the White Hones has a com?
plete equipage of her own. and even tho
monogram on the harness and tho carriage
door is h.-rs, and the letter- are F. F. C.?
Francis Poison Cleveland. On these occa?
sions Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland go alone. They
ire not even bothered by Baby Ruth, and
the drive is, generally as far into tho country
is the Length of tho afternoon will permit.
The Rev. Dr. NV. W. MoVlckar, who is
imminently mentioned for tl onto
i'hillips Brooks as Bishop of MattaohlHSift,
was born iu New York about forty-seven
years ago. Ho received his education at
Columbia College and at the Philadelphia
Divinity Behool. His Urti pariah was tho
Church of the Holy Trinity. Harlem, whtatt
he was called to BUOOeed Bishop Jagger, of
Southern Ohio, in tho rectorship of Ute Holy
trinity ta Philadelphia. He has boen there
for eighteen years, and has ben a great IUO
e.-s both as pastor and teaoher. Bishop
Brooks was rector of Holy Trinity from L8n
to 1869, and live years after h.* left the chur li
Dr. McYickar assumed th.- rectorship, which
he iias held ever since.
Miss ll', v Luuom. who*--' recent death at
he age of 67 the literary world and a large
rircle of personal friend's are deploring, was
nlete contrast to the typical spinster.
Her ample form and noble, large-fe.it<.
fa.e gave her a motherly look. which her
ii,inner, always cordial and Interested, cou
llrmed. She Was very fond of Monticello
seminary, in Illinois, where, while she taught
ihe also studied, she frequently dod.
hat that institution was, at the tuns she at
'endedtt, by far tha mott progressive ont
for women in the United States, she
learly beloved by her pupils at Wheaton
Seminary, a fine old school for girls in tho
vicinity of Boston, and their gatherings
were never considered complete without her.
Mi Larcom was thoroughly wedded to
New England, and as with all true New Eng?
landers, Boston was the centre of hc*r earthly
and aspirations. Not many years ago
lid a visit to New York, and confi
sim ideringly that she was \.-ry uncomforta?
ble there. "New Y.>rk seems a bowling
wilderness to mt," tba sighed, "audi l"tig
toge! back to Boston, where I know just
what and when everything lt."
TnE now Earl of Derby, formerly known as
Lord Stanley, of Proston, is a popular and
?olag nobleman, a type of the "jolly
g.I fellow." While Governor General of
Canada ho was distinguished chiefly for his
love of out-door sports.
Coi.. HcOHKS-H.M.i.Kr hat toad two Eon
doll papen for stating that Sir Charles Dilke
would oe his attest colleague In Parliament,
and that Sodom and Gomorrah would bOJtJ
their proper constituencies.