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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., JUNE 23, 1893,
STRENGTH IN WEAKKES3.
Last night there to! cd till late a little spin?
From leaf to lerf her silken threads she
Now, dew-eusilver-l in the morning sun?
The finished lace ia 1hiii_.
And one who hath been wont to storm nnd
And strongest ba:-, to break with dauntless
To spare the lllmy web across his pathway,
Pauses, and turu.; aside.
? Clara W. Bronson, in Youth's Companion.
THE FOURTH' AT KA BOB.
CY FORHE.3T CRISSEV.
^""ji^SfesiSsr^ "SS; HE Jay ha wk
family was in a
state of intense
increased as the
fourth of July
Nothing had oc?
curred since the
I tilth of Jehial,
tue only scion of
that rural house,
that had bo stirred the tranquility of
the household n^ had his meek request
for the use of the old mare and the
buggy, with which to take Phoebe
Jones to "the Fourth" at Ka Bob.
Jehial understood the lay of the
land well enough to know that his
startling- petition should be put in
along with the first seeds of spring, in
order to ripon definite decision by the
time the smoke and tumult of In?
dependence Day began to ascend from
the Ka Bob public square, which was,
to him, the grand theatre of all truly
metropolitan t vent;.
sTehial had conceived this daring de
bire to distinguish himself as a man
among men while casting "sheep's
eyes" at the bask of Phoebe's bowed
head during the long prayers that con?
stituted the bone and sinew of the
weekly "conference meeting" at Zion's
lt must be confessed that there was
little courage about his first conscious
wish to celebrate the glorious Fourth
by so bold a stroke of gallantry. It
was simply a wish. But as each warm
spring day spread its seductive in?
fluences about him, and he strode
across the steaming field in the wake
of plow or drag, his longing grew
stronger, and he nursed it into a sturdy
But, somehow, his courage was
stronger when alone, in the field than
when face to f icc with his father, at
It seemed as though the right op?
portunity for approaching his father
with the proposition never would pre?
sent itself, and he delayed the dread
ordeal from day to day.
At last the handbills announcing the
order of exercises for the great cele?
bration at Ka Bob appeared. It was
to oclips. all former celebrations in
magnificence, and each special attrac?
tion was discussed with as much zest
and relish as though it was not a pre?
cise repetition of the programme that
had been advertised year after year,
until every adult knew just which
features would Le presented aud which
"Ma, I wuz jest a-thinkin' I'd like t'
go t' that Fourth of July down t' Ka
Bob," said Jehial, to his mother, as
elie came out to the old well sweep for
a bucket ol" water, where he was wash?
ing the plowed ground from gaunt
"Why, of course! I s'pose we're all
going," she rcpled.
"But I dont mean that. I wuz
thinkin' Fd like to go alone and?and
take some one," he stammered.
"'Go alone nnd take some one!'
Why, child, who ever heard of such a
thing? What on'arth do you mean?"'
"S-C*h! here comes pa!" exclaimed
thc timid Jehial, in an undertone, as
his father emerged from the barn,
looking like a rural conception of
stern justice, with the exacting bal?
ances, as he lifted an old-fashioned
blueneck yoke to his shoulders and
stooped to hook pendant arm into the
bail of a froth-flecked pail of milk.
When they were again alone, Jehial,
without looking up from his labor of
ablution, resumed the conversation.
"Yes, ma; I'd iike t' take Phoebe
t' the Fourth ; but I ain't said nothin'
t' pa 'boat it. I kinder hate to, some?
how. Can't you have a little talk with
him 'bout it?"
"Well, I s'pose- I can," replied the
mother, "but I'm sure I don't know
what he'll think 'bout it."
Accordingly, after .Jehial had re?
tired, she laid the proposition before
"Lord-a-massy, Mary! What 'n
idee! That boy abowin' Square
Jones's little gal round on a Fourth of
July ! Why, lie's nothin' but a colt,
an' the whole town would be apokin'
fun nt tho little fools. An', what's
inoic, no J-.vyhttwk's got any call to be
mixin' with the .Jones after all the
trouble that we've had with the old
Sqnaro over thftt line fence. It's all
poppy-cot. I'm wiitin' that Jehial
?should go t' thi Fourth, but I don't
want any gal business 'bout it. Why,
Mary, jest think of that youngster's
taki.i' a horse au' buggy an' a gal
round there where they'd be a-shoc.*>
in' firecrackers an' anvils, and a-snap
pin' them pesky little torpedoes.'
'Taint no place for n horse, let alone
".rustin' it with a boy that's get a gal
aboard. He'll break his neck an' the
"But you remember che time when
you tock me to the Fourth at Basti.
and you weren't any older than Jehial,
and hadn't had any more experience
with horses thai he has."
This was an argument ad hominem
that the father had not counted on.
He gave it several moments of silent
consideration and then took J't-fugti in
bis bat platitude;
/?Well, it ain't, safe!"
The mother of Jehial was quick to
see this sign of weakening, and fol?
lowed up her successful attack, at dis?
creet intervals, until the matter finally
came to a head.
After a protracted night session of
the domestic executive committee, it
was determined that Jehial should at?
tend the glorious Fourth, with full
power to act.
' " Jehial cheerfully accepted fifty cents
from his mother, and made his way to
Squire Jones's to obtain the consent of
the Jones family.
As he entered the Squire's gate and
passed up the narrow gravel walk be?
tween the balsam trees, vainly laboring
to formulate his request in graceful
words, and commit, them to memory
before reaching the door, he would
have gladly exchanged his task for that
of breaking a Canada pair of steers,
plowing a ten-acre field, or teaching a
trio of calves to drink. How his heart
thumped as the soles of his cowhide
boots grated on the coarse gravel of
the walk. He imagined that it would
not seem so hard were it not for the
fact that he was on hostile ground?
for a Jayhawk had not set foot upon
the Jones premises since the immortal
battle of the line fence. But those
who can vividly recall the trepidation
with which they preferred their first
request for a young lady's company
will doubt if any collateral circum?
stances could materially enhance the
terrors of the moment.
His footfalls upon the front porch
sounded, to his own ears, like falling
planks, and the raps of his knuckles
upon the panel of the front door like
heavy artillery. But the calm that
settled down upon the house and all
nature, after his knock, seemed still
louder. Could it be that they were not
going to respond to his rappings? Or
was she laughing at him from behind
the shutters before admitting him?
Before he had decided which of these
theories to accept he heard footsteps
approaching along the hallway, then a
hand upon the door-knob. One mo?
ment more and he would stand in the
presence of his fate! He drew a- full
breath and braced himself for the un?
known. But the door did not open.
It had not been open since the minister
called, in the winter, and seemed averse
to establishing a precedent. In vain
the person on the inside struggled with
the key and clicked it backward and
forward. At last, when the suspense
had become intolerable, a voice from
within called forth:
"Go to the side door, please."
To the side door he went and again
screAved up his courage, which had
reached ebb-tide during the period of
suspense, and found himself admitted
by Mrs. Jones to the kitchen. A glance
revealed the fact that the lord of the
house of Jones was fast asleep in his
arm-chair, his boots off, and his calves
laid across a kitchen chair.
"Is Miss Jones in?" timidly inquired
Jehial, fearful that his voice might
arouse the sleeper.
"Y-e-s," doubtfully replied Mri.
Jones. "Do you want to see her in
"Well, she's gone to bed; but if
you'll wait I'll call her," interrupted
Mrs. Jones, going to tho stairs door
"Ph'eb! Phoebe Jones. Git right
up an' come down. You've got com?
The sleeping father evidently recog?
nized the peremptory tone and awak?
ened with a snort?the fragments of an
exploded snore. He rubbed his eyes
and inquired: .
"You are, an' you'd better go on to
bed," responded his wife in the same
I convincing tone.
He evidently shared her opinion, for
he immediately groped and stumbled
along to an adjoining room, without
ever discovering Jehial in the unlight?
It seemed to Jehial that hours paned
before Phoebe descended the stairs and
entered the room, and in response to
Mrs. Jones's questions he had told all
that he ever knew and considerable
that he only guessed at, regarding the
history of the Jayhawks and their an?
tecedents and "circumstances."
Phcebe, clad in a simple white dress,
that seemed to him a marvel of ele?
gance, advanced and gave him her hand,
"Good evening, Mr. Jayhawk; will
you excuse me while I get a light?"
She went into the parlor and lit the
center-table lamp?a ponderous affair
with an elaborately decorated globe of
"Walk right in this way, Mr. Jay?
hawk," she called from the parlor in
j her best parlor voice.
It wa*B the first time he had ever
heard himself called Mr., and it seemed
j so ridiculously out of shape that the
j ghost of a grin began to twitch the
corners of his mouth.
Fortunately for Jehial, Phcebe di
j vined both his timidity and his inten?
tions and at once brought matters to a
successful issue by asking him if he
had seen the announcement for the
Fourth and if he purposed to attend.
"Yes; I was thinkin' I'd like to go
if-if-if I might?"
"Certainly; I should think you
might just as well as not. It would be
too bad to miss such a Fourth as this
is to be, I'm sure," prompted Phcebe.
"1*1-1 mean I'd like, the pleasure of
your company to the Fourth, Miss
Jones," he stammered, recollecting his
formula and pronouncing it at a single
breath, as though fearful thnt it might
escape him before he could pronounce
"Certainly; with pleasure, Mr. Jay?
hawk," replied Miss Jones in the af?
fected tone prescribed by the "Ladies'
Guide to Etiquette or the Manual of
Good Manners." Then came a dead
calm broken only by the echoes of
the parental snores whose outer rip
j pies penetrated to the most distant
j portion of the house. Finally Jehial
grinned at the variations ii the naaaj
serenade and crossed his legs. Phoebe
also grinned and shifted her position.
Then they grinned in concert and
shifted in concert. Phcebe a-hemmed
and Jehial a-hemmed.
Jehial remarked that he must be go?
ing, and Phoebe remarked that he
must not be in a hurry. He took her
at her word and allowad another dead
calm to settle. Even the parental
snores failed to start the conversa?
tional circulation. The frogs in the
deep hole?dignified in common par?
lance by the name of Daddy Jones's
"music box"?did their best to rasp
the silence into speech and failed.
Then a screech-owl lit on the well
sweep and fetched a screech that faily
lifted the speechless couple from their
Jehial again remarked that he must
be going. Phcebe did not dispute it
As he passed out into thc moonlight
and heard Phoebe shut the door be?
hind him and struggle with the rebel?
lious look it seemed to him that he
was walking upon thin air instead
of gravel. There was something in the
moonlight that he had never known be?
fore. Even the frogs in the old "mu?
sic box" croaked with a rhythm and
cadence almost divine?he wondered
that he had never noticed it before.
He wondered at the pangs of doubt
and timidity that he had suffered a few
moments before when going up that
walk. It seemed a new world to him.
All things had become new. Every
star twinkled with a 6even-fold bril?
liancy?all because his star of hope
i had risen!
The Fourth was over, almost. They
had gazed in unconcealed astonishment
nt the long procession of masked and
painted "Fantastics," and laughed till
they ached at tho broad burlesques
and crude impersonations; they had
convulsed at the falls of the bag races,
and roared at the antics of the pur?
suers of the greased pig; they had ex?
perienced the patriotic shocks which
result from the discharge of an anvil;
they had drained to the dregs the
pleasures of pink lemonade and feasted
on the sweets of sticky popcorn balls.
As they rodo home tho sun slowly
sank behind the hills ? gray and
grizzled with the sheen of dry, wiry
poverty grass that fringed their sterile
summits, like the scanty bristles on
the back of a lean herd of swine. They
had reached the period of silence that
always falls about tho last half hour of
a long homeward journey.
At the top of the last hill straggled
the line fence over which their parents
had contended. When they had fin?
ished the ascent and came opposite this
Jehial pulled the mare to halt, pre?
sumably for the purpose of allowing
her to rest, and then cast his eyes
about for Borne object of conversation
to render the interval less embarrass?
ing. The first and only thing in view
which afforded a possible topic of con?
versation was the historic line fence,
and that was well-nigh as embarrassing
as the silence.
"I must go an' fix up that line fence
the first thing I do,"he ventured; "pa
no business to let it run so long with?
"Well, it will be a shame if you have
to, for 'taint your business to keep up
the part this side of the old burned
stuff: pa ought to do that, but he
wau't, he'd rather quarrel about it,"
said Phcebe, "an' that's just what's
kept them that ought to be good neigh?
"Well, I never saw a line fence that
was worth hard feelings between neigh?
bors?and?and a thousand line fences
can't keep us apart,can they, Phcebe?"
Jehial exclaimed, as tho mare gave a
sudden pull that indicated a desire to
continue the homeward journey. Al?
though she had heard the answer to
Jehial's question, she wisely said noth?
ing?only frisked her tail knowingly
and hurried on.
The line fence that day did penance
for the strife that it had once provoked,
and in due time it entirely disap?
peared, for the Jones and Jayhawk
farms were consolidated, and the
Fourth of July is celebrated with more
than patriotic sentiment by Phcebe and
How the Patent Oflice Was Saved.
. When, in the War of 1812?the office
having been removed to a building of
its own two years before?the British,
who had taken the city, trained their
guns upon tho Patent Office, Dr.
Thornton, throwing himself directly
before tho guns, cried:
' 'Are you Englishmen or Goths and
Vandals? This is the Patent Office?
a depository of the ingenuity and in?
ventions of the American Nation, in
which the whole civilized world is in?
terested. Would you destroy it?
Then let the charge pass through my
And the building was spared.
Twenty-four years afterward, however,
it was destroyed by fire, together with
everything in it. And with this came
the beginning of the present building,
added to from time to time, till at last
the noble pile stands complete as it is
to-day, holding a model or a drawing
of every invention known in the whole
world, and having paid something
more than two millions of dollars over
and above its own expenses, a sum
which represents only a trifle of the
great amount it has added to the
wealth of the Nation.?Harper's Young
The Mle's Animal Overflow.
Thc Nile has a fall of but six inches
to tho 1000 miles. The overflow com?
mences in June every year and con?
tinues until August, attaining an ele?
vation of from twenty-four to twenty
six feet above low water mark, and
flowing through the "Valley of Egypt"
in a turbulent body twelve miles wide.
During the last 1000 years there has
been but one sudden rise of the Nile,
that of 1829, when 30,000 were people
A'tachmeatfl aggregating f 46,000 wero filed
against the Gennessoe Oil Company.-Fire
destroyed the brick warehouse _in Wilming?
ton, N. C., belonging to the Calder estate,
nnd a falling wall crushed to deat'i Joseph
B. Willard, a fireman.-William Hipes, a
wealthy farmer, his wife and daughter.while
or. their way to Crow ordsvi le, Ind.,wre
strm-k by a Van lalla train on n road cross?
ing. Hip 8 wus killed, and his wife and
daugl.ter were fatally injur d. 1 ho wagon
wis demolished nnd the horse badly hurt.?
The jury in the suit of Jennings against tho
Lehigh Valley Railroad, in Scranton, gave
the plaintiff a verdlit for -.2,'OD. Jennings
was injured in the Mud Run disaster in P*88,
and his case was the only one that had not
been settled by the railroad He wanted
$ 0,000, and refused alt overtures toward a
settlemmt.-Max Clayton, nn ?x-actor and
thea ri eal manager, who es-apel from the
Amityville Insane Asylum, New Yor.,-, a few
d ys ugo, was returned to that institution,
having been recaptured and again adjudged
insane.-The lightning express on thc
Weslern nnd Atlantic Road ran into a freight
train near Darlow, ihirty milesfrom Atlanta,
an I killed OL O. Jackson, a train hand.
Several others were hurt. Both trains wore
badly broken up.-The coal-breaker of fe
Mid Valley Coal Company, located near
Mount Carmel. Pa., was destroyed by fire,
together with the superintendent's office. The
breaker had a capacity of two thousand tuns
a day. The colliery product wns shipped
over tho Lehigh Valley llailroad.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to rob
a Missouri, Kansas and Texas tran near
Moran. Kansas.-Dr. A. "H. King, a veterin?
ary surgean of nat onal fame, is dying *i
th ?( incinnati Hospital as the-result of an
assault by James Welton, a pnrk policeman.
The trouble arose over the election of a dele?
gate nt a foliticil primary.-Frank Cannon
aged fourteen, st ibbed and fatally wounded
b's bn.ther Edward at their home in Coving?
ton, Ky. Frank carno lome at noon aud
quarrel d with Edward becausi he was not
wotkinj. The brothers went into tho back
yard to fight it out. Frank drew his pocket
knife ami stabbed Edward in the side.-A
road agent made an attempt to hold up a
st;igo coach near Jackson, Cal., and killed
Michael Lovey, the guard.-Jack Barnitz
ol Carllato, Pu., placed his neck across a rail
near Monahan, Texas, and was killed by a
train.-Tho liabilities of 8. Bonham, tha
ban';cr who failed in Fairflold, D'., nrein the
neighborhood of (".125,000, with a=sests equal
to more than that amount. It isthought tho
bank will pay dollar for dollar. Bonham's
Mtg* merchandise store is included in tho
assignment.-A bad wreck occurred on the
Central bridgo over the Tonawanda Creel*:,
near Batavia, N. Y. Aa eastbound freight
st od on the bldg*1, when another eastbound
crashed ino it. M my cars wero telescoped,
nnd abo t one hundred bead of live stock
were killel. Fire sta ted in the wrock, but
was extinguished by the firemen-J. R.
Harris, of th * Lubrlcat ng Company of Min?
neapolis, was kille 1 by two burglars who had
boen discovered by him in his parlor. He
attempted to seize them, and was shot twice.
In the ..angamon Circuit Court, at Spring?
field, III., the Atlantic Trust Company, of
New "l ork, filed a petition for foreclosure of
a mor:gage against tho St. Louis, Chicago
and St Taul Railroad for *1,2 0,003. Tho
court appointed the Charles E. Kimball Com?
pany receivers, with Joseph Dickson for tho
road.-Albert Von Gelder, son of a Hol
lan nobleman, was arrested in Chicago on a
charge of stealing diamonds.-George
Helme, snuff manufacturer, and owner of
the town of Ilelmetta, N. J., died of heart
disease. He was seventy-four years old, and
worth about $4.000.000.?-Mrs. James
Kirkendall, of Spokane. Wash., fed ber little
daughter of strychnine, and then took some
herself. Both aro dead.-Mrs. Kate Kerch,
living near Parkersburg, W. Va., lost her
rea-on, killed two ehildren, threw two others
in a well, nnd ther. poisoned hers-df.-Hie
Dexter Wagon Works, at < anton, Ohio, woro
destroyed by a fire supposed to be of inc n
diary origin. Loss 4-12.000 ; insurance $10,
000. Tho plant had boen on fire three times
during thc past Ynontli.-The Backus Win
Nail compauy, of Clevuiand, has made an ;.s
signment.-Pootmns er (diaries B. Worldey
postmaster at Long Branch City, lins disap?
peared. There is a shorage of __,0 0 in his
Four br th<3rs nanni Wright were killed
by ligtitn'n,* near Adrain, Mo. B shop Tay?
lor, of Africa, hus sent an appeal toSeore"
tary Gresham asking the government to in?
terfere in tho attempt on the part of France
to grab the ivory eoas. of Liberia.-Stock.
holders of the Nation 1 Starch Manufactur?
ing Company received a notice that thero
would bo no dividend on tho second pre?
ferred stock of the company.-The double
decked ferry-boat F. P. James, of the Col
leg s Point and NrJW York Ferry Compauy,
was sunk in the fog eft B-rrians Island. Trio
boat wus on her nine o'clock trip from New
York. Thero was no passengers or teami
on boar I.-.Theodore V. Van H3i8 3n,
crockery nnr'hmt for hiii a coitury ia
Albi-iy, diel. II' wis b^rn lu Albany No.
renbar ll, 1813.-The First National Bin's
oi Arkana i City, Ki isas, failed.-C Cot.
Uer A Son. New York diamoni doalore
fail.l for $103,01)3.? Mrs. E. D. Curry
committed suicide in Mas>n, Mich., ani hot
hiis'j-nl tried to do so.-Tao Spanisa car"
avj'.s rea'"ni L'lllJ S'atioi, Qi 3.3*. Tao
Tilla JO WAI bnuMfull ? do53rat3.l with fligs
an 1 bunting in hon ir of tioe/eat, ani a}
tho Tassels carno into port fi y wires ilut3l
by volleys of Basketry ai l o kia)
A BOY MURDEEEB.
Ho Killed His Half-Sister B.cause She
One of the mest unnatural deeds over per?
petrated was committed in Charles Mix
County, S. D.
The 12-year old son of Mrs. Efflin, a farm?
er's wife, was left in charge of his half-sister
2 years old. Because the baby becamo fret?
ful the inhuman boy got down a shotgun and
ehot th3 little one in the head, instantly kill?
ing it. __
Rev. Db. McGlysn. of New lork.who was
r.'toied obis privily functions by Areli
bishop Satoiii. tbe papal b gntee in the United
States, was grantf d an audience by the Pope,
who rece ved hm comteousiy. '1 bv priest is
delighted wita b ? reception.
An Insane Mother Kills Four of Her
Children and Commits Suicide.
Strychnine Mixed With Butter And
Spread on the Boys' Bread.
A terribly tragedy, the mest horrib'e that
ever t .ok place in Wood county. W. Va., oc?
curred Wednesday at noon. It took p ace at
Pleasant Mill, a thrifty settlement about six?
teen miles from Parki **sburg. in Walker dis?
trict. At that place lhere lived Phillp Kirsch
with his family, coasistin,' of a wife and six
childr-n, the eldest of whom is a girl about
sixteen years of ago, the youngest a babe of
toa mon hs.
Mrs. Kirsch had been ill for a long time,
suffering from mental de resslon and nerv?
ous disorder.,, an I it had beeu observed that
her mind was not entirely under control,
though no one over entertained fears of any
tragic cons qm-nces from her troubles. She
had been under the treatment of a competent
physician and it was tbourht sho was im?
proving in health.
Her husband was nt a baruraising at Mr.
Ellet s, a neighbor l.ving about a mile and a
half distant. The two older boys were en?
gaged in the corn field nu I the oldest daugh?
ter, Molio, w.s washing clothes in the yard.
At dinner lime the boys came to the house
cu I sat down to ttie r u run meal, the daugh?
ter continuing at her wor. and not then com?
ing int) tho house. Mollie dil not observe
her mothor undi sho came up and said -. ??_
havo poi-oued John and Fred, and thrown
my ladies in the well. Now come, Mollie,
nnd die w.th me." At tho same time tho
ii.other laid hold of tho girl aad tried to
throw her into the well also.
The daughter fought with all her power,
and the well curb being about two feet high
she was able to keep herself from being
thrown n. At this moment a younger child
ei;ht years old, appoared, ant the mother
abandoned ihe (Hort to thi ow Mollie in the
web and caught the younger child.
Tho daughter .'ought with despera'ion ani
almost suporhumin strength to release the
jo.ing r ctiil I. and finally bU-ceedel in re?
leasing hi n from his manaic mother's grasp,
arel then told him to run for his life to an
uncle's hous.i, near by.
l he mother then btiirto I to throw herself
into tho well where tho two younger chil?
dren had arcady been drowned. Molllo
eau .'ht ber mother arid screamed for her
brothers to come to her aid They arose from
tho table and ei.irted out, but oue of them fell
C.ead before he got to tho door, and the other,
just as he roached the doorway, p tched head?
long to the ground, a corp.-e.
In the meantime tho daughter was engaged
ia a desperate struggle to pr.-vent her motner
from thr.w.ng herself into the well. She
fought with courage aud h roicstr.-ugfa and
toro almost all the clothing from her body,
but her efTor.s w?--r; unsuccessful, and at last
tho mother pitched headlong into the well
and was dro.ved.
The poison given the boys was strychnine
mixed w th the butter that the mc th er spread
on her boya' bread at their dinner. Ono
' piece of brea 1 so spread was lying beside the
pla:o set for one of boys on y partly eaten.
Whether he was takoa sick c. eforj it was all
eaten or whether it was laid aside when the
sit-ter screamed for help from tho outside of
the house will never be known.
In a brief time th* neighbor assembled and
the three bodies were taken from the well
and the coroner notified.
Justice of the Peace Devnughn, of Walker
district, held the inquest, nnd his Und.ng was
in accordance with tho facts.
The funeral of all thi dead too c place at
the -kidmoro gravayard at Dalliion.
KILLED BY A ROAD AGENT.
A Desperate Highwayman Attempts to
Hold Up a Stagecoach.
An attempt wns made to rob the mail stage
from lone to Jackson, Cal., bv a lone high?
wayman, about five miles from Jackson. The
stage had four passengers inside, two of
whom w ro ladies. Outside was the driver,
Clinton ItadclifTo; Wells, Fargo's guard,
Michael 1 ovey, and one passenger. Tnt
robber w..s ooucealol behind tho rocks on
the side of the road, and when tho stige was
opposite his place of concealment he fired
killing Lovey. Six horses wero attached to
the stage, and tho clack of the rifle Iright*
ene 1 them into a gallop. The robber fired
! again, and this time the ball gazed Bade iffe'f
back, producing a slight wound. The horses
continued to run, and tho highwayman fired
twice more, wounding two of the animals.
The stage was carried along by the uninjured
hor es, for about threo hundred j ards, "when
the driver baited and turned two of the in
tared animals into a field and caine on,
bringing the bo ly of the murdered messen?
ger, /ackson. The robber made no effort to
follow the stage. The firing wns heard by
several farmers working in a hay fl ld near?
by, and ihey came runniug to ascertain the
cause. The robber escaped Into the thick
brash. There was treasure on board the
stage, both for Amador City nnd Jackson.
Lo-ey hus been a messenger for Wells,Fargo
for twenty years and had oeon wounded
three times be'oro by road agents.
HONORING OUR FLAG.
Celebration of tho Anniversary of the
Stars aud Stripes*
For tho first limo in American history,
: thero was a general celebration in rhiladel
l phia of tho anniversary of the adoption by
Congress, Juno 14, 1777, of the fctirs and
' Stripes. Tho historic dwelling 239 Arch
j street, where L'et>y Boss made the first flag,
? was handsomely decorate 1 with flags and
| bunting. A.embers of the CoionialDa-i.es,
I with whom the Idea of a commemoration of
the day originat-d, distributed 3.000 Bags
i to retool ch ld en at die above mentioned
I house. The chi dren then marched to Inde
| pendents Square, where patriotic songs were
j sung and appropriate addresses made. In
? every school in Philadelphia the story of
how the first ling wsa made was ti ld, and
; tho "Star-spangled Banner" nnd other Xa
i tioml anthems were sung. Buildings on all
j the principal streets of the city were liber
I ally decorated.
ROBBERS USE THE GAG.
They Loot a Home at Pulaski While
the Owner was Helpless^
Just at dusk tho other evening threo men
called at tho residence of W. D. Byers at
Pulaski, Pa., and got Byers from tho house.
Then two pistols wero placod against hie
face and he was ordered to throw up his
hands. The men then bound and gagged
him, alter which they pushed him into an
They entered tho house and ransacked it
from top to bottom, first tying Mrs. Byers
and others members of th*i family to bods
and chairs. Tho thieves secured a revolver
and only $3 in money.
It was daybreak beforo one of the mem?
bers of the family could untie U.mso.f uud
liberate the others.
Prince Bismarck favors an iucreaso of the
artilb-ry in the Germau army.
Thu present su ,ar crop of Cuba will be at
lerst 20 per cent. 6:nnller thia last year.
Five thousand iron workers aud miners nt
Kinndo. lo miles from Prague, Bohemia, aro
on a f-trike.
At Chatham, Eng., a barge smashed i- to a
boatload of toldiers, crushing and diovsning
three of the latter
James Qobdou Bennett, of New York,who
wai injured by falling from a conch in Paris,
is improving rap dy.
Nine deaths fro n a disease of a choleraic
nature occurred nt Ala s, Department of
Gan', Southern Frai.oe.
Hon. Porer French,who has twice served
iu dif-*reiit rapacities in Washington, D. C.,
ha-; cen appointed British minister to
The leaders of rhe rival wini s of tho Iri-h
parliamentary party i.ro unable io Rgroe upon
a pinn looking to the release of the Irish lund
held i y a Pans lanker.
The McCarthyito s ct ion of tho Irish Par?
liamentary party rescinded the resolution
whir-li lcd to the withdr iw il of Thomas Sox
ton from the Housa of Commons.
It is reported that tho Italian government
in order to obtain an inc teased income, will
grant a monopo y of tho life aud lire insur?
ance companies of that company.
Since the Japanese Parliament in Febru?
ary nsr subsidize 1 national steamship lines,
arrangements have been made to establish
f.ist lines to Europe and Australia.
Count Ghuf.nne. commander of an army
corj s in tho middle Bohemian military dis?
trict, was attacked by an insane medical stud?
ent wini; walking on a street in Prague.
Debate on the fourth clauso of section 1
ol the Irish home- ula bill, forbidding tho
making of law* by th ? p.oposed Irish Le is?
intu? bearing upon religious nutters, was
begun ia the Hou3 3 of Commons.
( oomoo, representing Great Britain before
the Benngsea tribunal of arbitration have
asked tho < ourt to lind thal the searches aud
se.zures in Bering sea of Britisa ships were
made by authority of the United St ites.
Lawyer i in a number of Spanish towns re?
moved their names from the cause list as a
pro cst against the proposed action of tho
Spanish government to abolish district crimi?
nal courts. As a nsu.t cases pending before
the courts are undefended.
THE SOUVENIR QU-R1ERS,
The Coining of Them Began at the
- The coinage of tho Columbian souvenir
quarter-ilollnrs was begun at the United
States Mint In Philadelphia by Coiner Steel,
in the presence of Acting Superintendent M.
H. Cobb and the engraver. Foreman Down?
ing, of tha coining room, had everything In
readiness shortly before one o'clock, and on
the stroko of the hour tho first piece was
struck. It carno from the press an excellent
specimen, and fully up to the superior class
of work done at the mint. All the lines in
the portrait and figures were closely de?
fined. Mr. Steel delivered t > Mr. Cobb the
first 400 149. and 1892 piecf s, aud that offi?
cial will forward them to the Board of L*r<dy
Managers of the World's Fair, with certifi?
cate, stating that they a e such. The ie
mainder of the 40,000 pieces, coined, all of
Which will be "proof," will be kept at the
mint until an order shall be received from
Washington ordering their transfer to the
Woman's Department of the Columbian Ex
Tho design of the coin is very pretty, and
exceeds in beauty that of the Columbian
hilf-dolar. The obverse side represents
the head of Queen Isabella of 8pr_n, wearing
the crown of Castile, while on the reverse
side is a woman kneeling by the side of a
distaff. Hundreds of orders for tbe new
coins have been received at the mint, offer?
ing one dollar apiece for them, but all
would-be purchasers are referred to the
Worlds Fair Committee at Chicago.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
A Bookkeeper Kills His Wife and Then
Ambrose S. Arnold, head bookkeeper for '
Benton Bros., grain commission merchants,
Leavenworth, Kan , shot and mortally
wounded his wife and then blew his brains
The family had ju-;t finished their Sunday j
dinner when Mr. Arnold in an excited man- !
ner eeman lcd that h's wife accompany him j
to his room upstairs as he wished to talk to
ber. Mrs. Arnold took alarm at her hus- ,
baud's actions, but finally consented to ac- !
company him to his loom. Ar iv d there,
Arnold accused her of infldelity. Mrs. Ar?
nold indignantly asserted h r innocence,
but her husband raising a revolver thr at?
oned to hboot her. She cooly folded her
arms and dared him to carry out his threat, j
Leveling the weapon Arnold fired two shots '
into his wife's body, and then b ew out his
brains with the aime weapon. > rs. Arnold i
is mortally wounded and male ar. ante- ;
mortem statement of the facts of the tragedy. '
She has always been highly regarded in
the community, and no onebe.ieves her hus?
band had grounds for belief that she was un?
faithful to him. Two gir.?, aged 5 years,
twins, will be left alone in the world as a re?
sult of the tragedy.
EIRE IN THe"eXP0SITI0N.
A Portion of th? Prench Exhibit De?
What might have been n disastrous fire
was extinguished by prompt work of the fire?
men in Transportation Building at 5 o'clock
p. m. A guard saw fire climbing up a draped
post in tho exhibit of the Trans-Atlantic.
French Mail Line steamers in the gallery and
turned in an alarm, at the same time trying
to ext'nguish the blazo.
When tho firemen arrived tho blaze had
reached tho overhanging streamers and was
rapidly approaching tho adjoining sections,
which are separated only by wooden parti
lions. The lira was extinguished, however,
in a few minutes, I ut it necessitated the
throwing of water, which did < onsiderablo
dumage. The ex..ibit contained many hand?
some paintings of steamship scenes, worth
$75,000, aud some books, lt is impossible to
estimate tho damage. ; s tho paintings will
have to dry to show Hie extent to which they
H. Dow, tho guard, was badly burned
about tho neck aud was taken to the hos?
Torrent Caused by a Cioud-Burst at a
Mexican Mining Camp.
A cloud-bur.t at San Jos3 do Gracia Min?
ing Camp, in Pueblo, caused a rus.i of water
which tore up trees and carried along hugh
fragrants of rock.
Some houses in its course were crushed
In, burying the inmates. Houses which r -
sistod the tonent quickly filled with water,
nnd the people in them h d to escape from
the upper stories cn rudely fashioned ;afts.
The surviving iuhabitbntu havo taken
reugeoo the mountain side6. Relict : as
been forwarded by tbe State Government.
The Gates Were Open. But The
Morning Was Gloomy.
Priceless Laces Sent by the Queen of
A despatch from Chicago says : The uncer?
tainty regardi g thc Sunday opening of ths
Fair kept i arlv attendance down to a low
mark. Chjef Jusvlce Hiller's action in
granting tho SUpetSOdeas wns not made
knowu far enough away from Chicago in
lime to briug a good crowd o' countrymen,
sn I as a result sight-see.-s were for the most
part < bieagoans.
Tho morning was damp ami cold, a heavy
fog blew in from the lake, hiding the towers
und minarets of the great buildings, and
making heavy overcoat*! almost a necessity.
Along about one o'clock the sun came out
warm, however, dispersing tho mists and
rendering the afternoon bright and pleasant.
The crowds began to come about two o'clock
and from that hour until dark every mo I- of
transportation was b tted to its full'*, ca?
pacity. Tho attendance for tho day was
good, exceeding tba- of last Bundey.
Considerable work was done in Mnnufac
tures Building behind the drawn eui tains of
some of the exhibits. The doors to the Jap?
anese pavilion, in the north end of the
building, were barred, and two guards Blood
on watch outside. Everything in the En?
glish section was shut up, wniie I er naig_
bor, Franc-, i.cross the wide aisle had
thrown her gates wide opm, is usual.
Everything in tho German section was in its
ev ry-day appearance, but half of Austria's
display was concealed by long wliite cur?
tains. Behind all the curtained depart irs-ut-*.
however, men were busily engaged iu greas?
ing windows and arranging displays, to
render them, if possible, moro attractive.
Work in the Spanish Sectiow.
A large force of men bad possession of the
Spanish section in tho big hall, an il they
wore working hard under the supervision of
tho assistant commissioner It is the inten?
tion of the Spaniards to have tb-ir displays
in readiness in two or three clays, and thee
give a reception to tho Infanta. The only
building on the grounds that were crowded
were the Convent of Larabida and the Krupp
guu exhibit. These structures sro small,
but they wero jammed all day by never
ending c owds of people, who walked almost
to tho extreme southern portion of the
grounds to see the treasures they couta ne t.
The free band concerts b-iganat Hires o'clock.
'J he programs of sacred and popular selec?
tions, were liberally applauder'..
Director-General D .vis has is-uod an order
that no exhibits or instructive material will
be allowed to enter the grounds under any
circumstances if intended for dis;d.tj. The
Director-General says all permanent exhibits
ire now iu place In all buildings with one or
"wo excepi ions.
Eira Laces Missing.
A startling disclosure was mado at thc
World's Fair grounds when tho prto .
laces sent hero by Queen Margarhetta. ot
Italy, was unpacked. While tho laces were
being taken out of their oases, and cadi
piece counted, it waa found that thirty
pieces weic missing. Cablegrams we-o im?
mediately sent to Rome apprising tho Queen
of her groat loss ; for it seems, as develop?
ments thus far indicate, that the los-s will
not fall up in tbe Exposition Company,
their bond not covering the safety of the
laces in transit. Au ef_?rr a*M mule to keep
the discovery as;eret. but Ihe custom offi?
cers divulged the startling news.
These rich possessions, out of reverenet
for the memory of her countryman, the dis?
coverer of America, Queen ."Margarhetta con?
sented to seud to Chicago for tho Fair. Hhs
sent a noble, trusb-d lady, the Countess di
Brazza, to watc-h and ?. uard her treasures,
and the government of the United States
gave a bond of ?*. 100,000 to guarantee their
3afe return to Italy.
Ex-President Harrison will spend several
days in Chicago this week teeing the sight)
of tho Exposition, ami during the stay will
be the guest of President Palmer. The a
tend-noe was ?bo t .a.Ol'O.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES
Thk body of Schaffner, the missing Chi?
cago banker, was found in Lake Michigan.
Harry Boyd and Fred McDowell were
drowned in the Allegheny river at. Pittsburg.
Their boat upset.
Five men were injured, one fatal y. by th ?
wreck of a freight train on the Nickel plats
Hoad at Hamburg, X. Y.
The French Catholic church at Bt. Aaa*.
Ills., wns s-truck by lightning and dan
to tho extent of .?:J0.000.
Wm. Fishkr. Albert Greene and two uir
known nen WON killed by the explosion of a
"holier In a mill at S*. Johnsbury, Vermont.
A loss of about "J200.000 was caused by a
fire which partially destroyed tho Merion A
Morgun Paraffins Company's works at Cleve?
The brake of an Ashland avenue, Chicago,
street car broke on a steep grade, and getting
beyond control, crashed Into i -replug. Pira
persons wero injured, one fatally.
Cai-tain Jon Gorham, and a crew of live
men, from the Baning schooner PlurtbUStab,
of Marbb bead, wen lost in tho fog while la
their dories. The cook took the schooner to
Bo st 011.
Tn body of Edward Siavin, aged 2i years,
was found lying on the tracks of the" Wil?
mington ami Baltimore Bailroad at Wilming?
ton. Del. The bead was completely severed
from the body.
At Moravia. Iowa, while Mrs. Patterson's
sou, aged Ki jean, was deaning bis ride, th-.
weapon was accidentally dis -barged, the
bul et piercing his mother's heart, causing
in sta ut death.
A .ASS-SOU train on the Deiphos breach
of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
Railroad collided villi an electr a car at bay
ton, Obi') Four pnoplc wen hurt, one ? ymg
While i t work on top of a pole, at st.
Louis, S. C. Love, a lineman, leli into a net?
work of live electric light wires, and WM
burned to death before bis fellow workmen
could extricate bim.
Thk. steamboat Cepheus struck a nek in
Flushing Bay. Long Island, and had four
holes stove in her hull. Tin- .Viii p issengen
on board wen safely landed and the boat was
ruu asnore to prevent her Irom s.ukiug.
CRASHED INTO A CAR,
A Railroad Collision in Dayton, 0: j
Bruits in the D.aih of Om Min.
A pass"nger train on the De'phos Branch
of the Cincinnati, Hamilton A Dayton Rail?
road codded with a White L ne Electric car
on the outskirts of the city of Dayton, de*
molishing the car and injuring tho four peo?
ple in it. One of them, Martin Randolph, fin
iDmate of t_e Soldiers' Home, died a.ter be?
ing taken to the hospital