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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., JULY 7, 1893.
A WINTER SCENE,
av now a un c. tripp.
Upon a mount nita's crest 1 stand
And look upon the world below;
The landscape l> n -Uiver land
Of wave-like drifts nnd shining snow,
Thc tall and slender pines uplift
Their Ma-a-pla---. In tho purple air;
Thc crimson sun-gems sway and shift
o'er distant mountains di u and fair.
A misty cloud Hunts o'er thc- sea
Ar.d drops in mow-pearls softly down
Into tha' vale In front ol mc.
And hide-, from sight thc little town
That stands below a distant ledge,
Near tay tho ocean's aandy beach,
That seems to he thc very edge
Of tlii-s fair world- just out of reach.
The skies crow bright, thc sun appears
An arc ol phosphorescent fire;
Mine eyes prow dim with unshed tear's,
My heart is pulsing with desire;
J wish that I could rule the sun.
Could stoi* Ht once his sudden flight,
And paint these beauties every ene
Before the coming of thc night.
Each distant mount ls gettinjr dim.
Tlio valleyH look like shadow-bars;
Thc sun drops a.'er the ocean's rim,
And night comos on. the moon mid st?rs
Seem like pale specters of thc air
Thal aro a*;,- 1 urns both dim and bright,
Anal T his cia rid scene sr. richly fair
Has vanished In the mist of night.
The Curse of the More?
BY LEON LEWI..
WHT DID SHE RBJKC1 HIM?
T cannot be,
Vance! I love
you?oh, so deep?
ly: so tenderly!
and 1 shall love
you always and
forever, l?utl can?
not marry you! i
words wero these
to pass from a
?girl to her lover,
and with what
wild energy of despair and grief were
And he to whom Atc wa- speaking?
Ali. ii was hero that was seen how singu?
lar was her decision.
.Scarcely tluve-aed- wenty. yet old in
thought and study, ai grave ns genial,
with a face as express ve of kindly feel?
ing as of intellectual dignity, and a
form that was a model of manly beauty,
purely it seemed as ii he could have in
po wisa* deserved to hear those burnlug,
withering words which had so unex?
pectedly fallen upon his hearing.
How astonished, not to say horrified,
was the look he gave h?*r!
? II" could hardly ere lit the evidence a'.f
his senses, and stood as if petrified,
unable to give order and sequence to the
troubled ideas ar.d Impressions crowding
Then lie advanced and took the girl
In his arms as tenderly as a fond mother
takes a weary child t< her bosom.
Surely sha- must bo ill?as she looked.
He could think of in other explanation
of her singular demeanor.
"Oh, never, Va nee. never." she con
tinned, shrinking away from the arms
that Inclosed her so gently and firmly,
and even averting hei eyes from the lov?
ing glances bent upon her. as if she dar?
ed not trust herself to meet them. "I
can never marry you. I have been weak
and wicked not to tell you this sooner,
but, oh! I was so happy. I have always
known that there is a barrier between
ns. Hut the end lias now come. Sooner
death than marriage. I>o not press me
for my reasons. This must be o-,*r la-t
meeting. Vance-the very last."
How the lover again looked at her, as
she struggled further to escape ula.
A vague sort of comprehension began
dawning upon him.
He recalled the <\o<o gloom in which
he had often found her, and the traces
of tears he had frequently seen on her
cheeks, when Iii' had presented himsell
unexpectedly to her. Ile remembered
how she had again and again seemed to
desire to fly from his presence without
being able to do so.
"And yet." he cried impetuously?"and
yet you love me, Jessie!"
Oh. how her arms inclosed him!
Again and again, as if she could not
control herself, In thi wild agony of thal
moment, did sho rain kisses upon his
cheeks, eyes and lips, with a tenderness
and fervency which attested how com?
pletely she had given her heart to him.
And then, with a startled and almost
guilty air, she tore herself away abrupt?
ly, and placed herself behind the chair
Mic had previously occupied, bowing her
head upon Its high back and sobbing as
If her heart were broken.
A look of terror appeared in the eyes,
of the lover, a*- he contemplated the
weeping girl a few moments, and then,
with a sigh of mortal anguish, he dropped
Into the nearest chair, covering his face
with his bands.
What a dismal abyss human life had
already become for him!
AVhat a cheat and snare were al1, tho
fond hopes he had been cherishing.
From hi- boyhood up to that hour.
Vance Wycvlllo's lines had been cast into
pleasant places, and h<> had hardly
known a ea re or a sorrow.
Heft an orphan In early infancy, he
had been reared by a childless uncle who
had made a great pet of bim, and taken
all the pains in the world with his educa?
Naturally gifted and energetic, it had
been easy for Vance to take the first
place in school and college, and to grad?
uate with the Imrhost honors.
His uncle having purchased a large
farm in hake County, Illinois, a few
miles from Waukegan, Vance decided to
commence his practice in this pleasant
nnd growing neighborhood, and tho re?
sult had been all either uncle or nephew
could have desired or expected.
Within three months after his arrival
In Wankegan. Vance become the most
popular physician in tho town, one of his
oldest and most popular confreres having
died and another having retired from
practice on account of failing health, and
duly reeommonded Vance to the largest
clientele with which any doctor of the
vicinity had ever been favored.
At the comparatively early age of
three-and-tweiity. therefore, Va nee Wye
ville had found himself tn a very plena
ant and profltalilc situation.
He was not only popular with thc public
but with his professional brethren.
'Ie had made discoveries and effected
cures which had attracted the attention
of leadlnir medical authorities, who had
spoken of his labors with the praise they
deserved, not a little to tho delight and
Satisfaction of the admiring and devoted
- Perhaps thc ronvihf- cause of thia suc?
cess wai the fact that Vance was thor
'Highly In love with his profession.
As kind of heart as be was gentle and
polished in demeanor, he thoroughly en?
joyed his capacity to put an end to human
suffering, and lt is doubtful if the pa?
tients ho saved or benefited rejoiced
moro heartily at his triumphs than he
Every life he saved or blessed gave I
new charm and gladness to his own.
"And yet yonlovf BIB, .tessie," repeat?
ed Vance Wyii-ville, rousing himself from
his hitter anguish and desolation, and
continuing to contemplate the sorrowing
girl with infinite yearning and tender?
ness. "You have shown it in a thousand
ways. Your treatment of me for months
past can only mean that my attentions
have been agreeable to you. You have
avowed your love for me ns much in
deed and word as in those gentle, timid
glances which tell their story! You can'
hot deny that you return my passioni
"Nor do t wish to deny it. Vance." de?
clared .lessie, as frankly OS sadly, raising
her head and looking into the face of her
lover with the double intensity of affec?
tion and despair- "Oh! If it, be love to
live only In your presence, then am 1 in?
deed in love with you. If it be love to
regard yon as the Incarnation nf all that
is good and .grand in the world, then nc
doubt whatev.r ian be thrown upon thc
fervency and depth of my affection.
How truly and sincerely I love you,
Vance Wyeville, no one can ever know.
And I shall love you always and for?
"Then why, darling, oh, why. this
strange refusal to marry me?" demanded
Vance Wyeville, in anguished tones.
"Why ls it that you are resolved to ban?
ish me forever from you sight, in this
strange manner?1- and tears r.ppeared in
the lover's eyes as he again drew the gil'
nearer. 'You surely owe mi' an expla?
nation. Have I in any way offended
Jessie Moreland shook her head vigor?
ously, still striving lo escape from tho
Rrms that held her.
"You do not doubt the sincerity of my
"Is your mother opposed to our un?
"Not in any such sense ns your words
Imply, dear Vance. She only fears that
our marriage would be an unhappy one,
"What a singular misgiving! Have
you any Idea what can have inspired her
with such an extraordinary fear?"
The maiden was silent, as if afraid
that a reply would lead to grave compli?
cations of a situation which had already
bea-ome intensely painful.
"In any case, your mother ls not tho
cause of your refusal," pursued Vance,
"I must look elsewhere. Have you heard
anything against me?"
"No. Vance. And if I had. do you
think any one's slanders would have bad
Hie least effect upon me. other than to
inspire me with contempt for thc slan?
"Is it because I am unknown, as almost
every young doctor is bound to be at the
beginning of his career?" pursued the
".Most certainly not."
"ls it?is it because 1 am a doctor.'"
The maiden shook her head again.
'What nobler profession could yon
have?" sijp asked. f'ls there anything
better in the whole field of human toil
and study than to minister to our fellow
bcings, curing their diseases and reliev?
ing their sufferings?"
"Then what. In heaven's name. Jessie,
is the trouble?" demanded the lover, im?
petuously. "Why not be frank with me?
If there ls really any reason why you
should not accept my lia nd in marriage,
the very least you can clo is to toll nu
what it is."
He waifed a few moments for the an?
swer of the sorrowing girl, and then ex?
"Oh. Jessie! Jessie! I cannot give you
up! You must not ask me to do so! You
wrong yourself as much ns yon wrong
me by any such thought. Become my
own darling wife, and banish all this un?
rest and apprehension forever. You
cannot possibly doubt my love, dear Jes?
sie, after all the assurances I have given
you of it!"
"Oh. no. po. Yance!"
"Then why not marry me. darling?"
"I cannot: I must not. dear Vance,"
assured Jessie Moreland, writhing anew
in the loving embrace which so persist?
ently detained her. "There is a curse
upon me?a curse which has been herod- I
Kary in our family for many generations,
and of which I am the latest victim! A
terrible curse!" she added, with bated
lireath. "which I will never, never per?
petuate, and which I am determined
shall end wi&tno! A horrible ami with?
ering blight and affliction, which the
women of our race have long been doom?
ed to think about the last thing when
they lie down at night and the first thing
when they awaken in the morning! A
hideous and dire misfortune, which poi?
sons every joy of our lives, and makes
us wish with the dawn of every new day
that it might mercifully be tho last!"
Vance Wyeville was startled by tho
wild, gloomy impetuosity of the girl's
speech and mien, her eyes and face glow?
ing with as keen an anguish as if her
feet had been on living coals of fire!
"No. Yance. I cati never marry you,"
she resumed, in a wailing voice, but one
than which nothing could be more stern
aud determined. "In this awful hour
the last we shall ever pass together?I
have candidly avowed that I love you,
but there it all must end. There's a gulf
between us which can never be crossed.
As dearly as we love each other, I must
persist to thc end in this 'strange refusal.'
1?I do not dare marry you. A marriage
between us, darling," and her voice be?
came low and broken, "is wholly out of
thc question. 1 love you too well to
wrong you. I love you to well to wreck
your happiness. To me. tho memory of
the last, few months will bo like the
memory of a lost Eden. To you they
need appear only as a brief, joyous
dream. Go, and forget me."
"I must go, of course, if you insist up?
on it," returned Vance sadly, "but I can
never forget you. Believe me, darling,
these last few months will always be aa
sacred to me as to you Not as a dream,
as you suggest, but as the most glorious
reality with which my fife bas bolt)
"So be it." prayed Jessie. "Rut for
yow there is a future. A future wherein
the anns of a loving; dutiful wife can be
Clasped around your neck, and wherein
the pe raith, of joyous, beautiful children
frill have their place. Cod grant it.''
She was silent a moment, lier bosom
rising and falling stormily, as if with
thoughts fgr which site hndtin language.
and then she resumed, hurriedly:
"I come to my last requests, dear
Vance, of which I have two. The first
is that you will forgive nie for allowing
our acquaintance togo so far. I knew
from the first hour of our meeting oh,
only too well!?that I had no right to en
Courage your attentions, since I was fore?
doomed never to marry! Hut it was so
iweet to be loved! Tho (Inners you
caused mv poor heart wero so delicious!
It wns such a delight, to meet you! rou
had sc) much to soy that thrilled ne]
Voil will forgive me for not breaking nf!
thil acquaintance sooner, dear Vance?"
"Forgive you, darling? I will bless
you to my last breath for having given
me this great happiness!"
"I knew you would be generous,
Vance," and she kissed him with solemn
tenderness. "My Second and last re?
quest is that yon will order your future
life precisely as if you had never met mc,
The only thing now wanting to crush
snd kill mojs to feel that I ha ve Wighted
your lue. such is not tue case, vance?"
"No. darling. On tim contrary, you
have glorified and ennobled it!"
"Then let it be a grand success. Vance.
I want Von to be honored and happy.
Tho world is full of sweet, good girls,
and yon are one of thoso worthy and
gifted men who readily attract them. I
shall hope to hear of your marriage in
due course, and then-"
The poor girl had assumed too much.
She broke down, and sobbed piteously.
"Nothing that you can reasonable asl;
nf me. darling." assured Vance, seizing
her cold, trembling hands, "shall be re?
fused. But my heart is no longer mine,
elesMe. I cannot reclaim it. I feel, too,
that there is no adequate reason for this
banishment. I will go away now, but 1
must come again: and I must know morai
about the 'curse1 of which you have
"No, Vance; wo mui \ not continue
this acquaintance! Wo must separate
now and forever. ForgUr me for all the
pain I am causing you, but do not seek
to chango my decision. Ile sure it ir*
none the less irrevocable because I have
delayed about announcing it. Judge of
my pain by yours, and be merciful.
Farewell, dear Vance. One last kiss."
"But. shall we not meet again, Jessie?"
asked the young physician, caressing her
as tenderly as sadly. "At least once
"Oh. do not doubt lt. darling!" and her
ryes kindled as if the music of tho
spheres had already fallen upon her
hearing. "Oh, yes. Hy-and-by. Vance,
when this mortality shall have put off its
fetters and earthly Infirmities, and wo
Fhall have exchanged the thorny paths of
this Vale of tears for the everlasting
radiance of the starry plains abovo ns,
then we shall meet again, dear, dear
A moment longer she hung upon his
breast and lips, as if upon the verge, of
Insensibility, as Indeed she was.
And then, with a final swift return ol
the wonderful strength lent her by de?
spair, she tore herself from the, arms of
her lover and burst into the house, with
a mien so agonized, so terribly indicative
of suffering, that he did not venture to
detain her or to pursue her.
She had tied from love and all that
love had to offer.
A STARTLING VIEW OF THINCf",
.0 describe the chaos
of thought and feel?
ing to which Jessie
left. Vance Wyeville
is simply Impossi?
was such that its
first full effect was
very much in the
nature of a stun?
As bewildered as pained, he stood si?
lent and motionless a few moments, star?
ing at the door which had closed between
him and the object of his affections.
Some vague idea of refusing to accept
his rejection evidently traversed his
mind, for he took a hasty step or two to?
wards the entrance.
A burst of sobs from within arrested
this movement, causing him to realize
that an intrusion at that, moment war
entirely out of tile question.
He must wail In patience for the pres?
ent, coming again on the morrow.
Facing about abruptly, ho descended
the stops of the veranda where the, inter?
view had taken place, crossing the lawn
towards the adjacent meadow, with the
air of a man walking at random.
As he did so, he suddenly became con?
scious that the shades of evening were
beginning lo cather around him.
How thankful he was for the friendly
veil thus thrown over his sorrow.
Darkness and night were just what he
wanted at that moment.
His one necessity was to have time to
think, that he might form somo plan of
conjuring the dire calamity which hal
destroyed his present happiness and was
menacing his entire future.
In what a dazed state he was!
He could not even form a coherent
theory as to the motive or reason under?
lying Jessie's rejection of his suit.
He did not. doubt the reality of tho
"curse" of which she bari Spoken, or
rather her entire and earnest conviction
of its reality, but he could form no con?
ception of its actual nature.
Yet he made the attempt, then and
there, as was natural, asking himself all
ports of questions, and passing in review
all sorts of conjectures.
To begin with, he, knew from the con
fldencea of Mrs. Moreland and Jessie, as
casually presented during nearly a year
of friendly relations with them, thai tho
Imad (if their family. .Mr. Walter More
laud, hail been a good husband and
father, and a man of excellent character
and reputation, whom they had lost when
Jessie was a mere baby.
He had received some hints, too. in the
course of his conversation with the
mother and daughter, of the existence
and character of a man named Radd
Moreland, an unworthy and dissolute
brother-in-law and uncle who was in
some way troubling their existence.
And finally he had heard both Mrs.
Moreland and Jessie speak repeatedly of
a kindly and generous brother, (.'ol. Har?
ton Ridley, an East Indian merchant
millionaire who had done so much to
brighten the lonely lives of his sister and
niece that they could never tire of talk?
ing about him.
There had been nothing secret or mis?
leading, therefore, in the dealings of tho
mother and daughter n-ith tho young
t>hystcian upon all t>s* points, and
hence tborc was r.ot, the, eK-t reason to
rappoK that tho action of Jessie hail
been based upon ''?< existence of any
disreputable far,!." .-1< r; disgrace or
Even If some ailsfori ,ne of that sort
had existed, Mrs. Moreland, and Jessie
were both too sensible to have any falso
fhtmc about it.
Bf I single swift mental reference to
whit he al nellly knew concerning tho
two ladies, therefore, the young physi?
cian was able to decide that the rejection
of his land was in no wise basi'd upon
anything in their family history or con?
To the contrary, the motives which
had influenced Jessie's conduct had all
been of a strictly personal nature.
Tn other terms, she had rejected Yanco
because of some attribute, characteris?
tic, or circumstance, peculiar to herself.
But what was lt?
t)id she refer to some incurable malady
of the body, or some dreadful infirmity o!
Was her affliction entirely beyond a
wise and loving treatment, or could it bo
cured or mitigated by a Judicious resort
?o the vast resources of modern science?
Was it wholly real or partly imag?
Yanco recalled In this connection that
Jesslo had never made any complaints,
and had always seemed to bo in the best
Then what could be the "terrible curse"
of which she had spoken?
In any case, it was un Inheritance of
Mrs. Moreland as well as her daughter,
Inasmuch as tim latter had spoken of lt
ss having existed in her family for many
generations?a fact which was In itself
enough to show that ii could be perpetu?
Might it not be in their blood, and
.something in the nature of one of those
scrofulous taints which are so common?
In that case, however, why had they
pot made every possible effort to get rid
of it, and why had they failed to take
the young physician into their counsels?
after all the great cures he had already
Was their affliction not more likely to
be some dreadful form epilepsy, which
no art can cure, and which is liable to
strike down its victim at. any moment,
with every circumstance of torture, dis?
figurement and horror?
Hut just what could it ba-?
This was the query that kept present?
ing itself constantly to the puzzled young
From the mere fact that all his atten?
tion was given to this inquiry, at tho
very moment of the rejection of his suit,
lt will be seen that he did not take his
dismissal very seriously to heart.
Not for a single instant did he regard
the Interview he had just had with Jessie
as a finality.
If the lover had indeed been tempor?
arily eclipsed, it had only been to give
way to the physician.
He could only regard Jessie as ill. and
lt was no more his intention lo romain
away from her than if the painful inter?
view he had just had with Jessie had
never taken place.
In good truth.this interview had deep?
ened his love for the afflicted girl im?
The fact that she loved him so intense?
ly could not have possibly failed to cal!
forth all the ardor of his own passion.
How tenderly and sorrowfully his en?
tire soul went out to her!
How her grief and despair were dupli?
cated in his own heart!
How earnestly he wished to get hold of
her secret and banish forever all tho
misery lt covered!
As iie neared the fence at the end of
the meadow, the end adjoining the high?
way, he suddenly became conscious that
some one was dogging his steps, and
carne to an abrupt halt, facing about
with an air of eager inquiry.
"lt's only me, Vance," announced the
pursuer, in a quiet, pleasant tone, con?
tinuing to advance.
"Ah, Tilde Erastus!" recognized the
young physician, looking around in a
curious sort of way, as if pot quite sure
where his feet had carried him while his
thoughts were so busy.
"ls this the first you have seen of me?"
asked the new-comer, as he came to a
halt in front of the rejected suitor.
"Then you didn't see me pull up the
grays at the entrance of the drive?"
"Nor walk along the drive to the lawn
after hitching them?"
The young doctor shook his head vig?
"Nor saw me sitting on that horse?
block near the house?''
"No, I didn't."
"I was none (he less there, my dear
nephew?near enough bi see and hear
why you were so oblivious of my pres?
"Ah! you saw-"
"That Jessie rejected yon. as I always
.supposed she would," interrupted the
uncle, in a tone that was at once cheer?
ful and sympathetic, as he drew the arm
of his nephew within his own. and put
the young physician and himself In mo?
tion for the highway. "I was too near,
you see, not to become enlightened.''
"Hut how came you here, uncle?"
"How? Well, that's a good one!
Didn't you invite me to take tea here
with you.and Hold you I would come if we
could got that hay into the barn in
"Well, we had some delay, so that I
was unable to drive into town to your
office and como here with you, but. I
fancied it would do just as well if I drove
direct to the house."
"Why, of course, only-"
"Oh, yes, I understand the matter! I
see thero has been a hitch in the pro?
ceedings! Hut here we. are!"
He climbed thc fence with the agility
of a school-boy, and proceeded to un?
hitch a pair of line gray horses which
awaited him there in front, of a hand?
some top buggy.
"Tumble in," lie added brusquely.
The couple were BOOn seatcil in tho
vehicle anil jogging quietly in (he dlrce
tion of the city.
"Will you smoke?'' suddenly asked tho
uncle, producing an elegant cigar case.
The young man assented, with a kind?
To light a cigar was the uncle's usual
preliminary t.> a conversation, and Vanco
was anxious to talk.
Hy the rays thus cast momentarily up?
on the face of the uncle, he could have
been seen to be a line-looking, genial
hearted and kindly eyed man of somo
Erastus Wyeville was. in fact, one of
thoso superior men who are every year
getting morn common, and who aro
farmers and workers without ceasing to
possess all the, instincts and sentiments
of the best class of gentlemen.
Ito be continued, i
In thc ease against ex-Agent McClure, of
tho Law nud Order So.-ii ty, of Pittsburg,
alderman Roho and hs constable, Kerscher,
charged with conspiracy, tho jury found uU
of the defendants guilty ns Indicted.-An
agreement was arranged between the repro
tentatives of (ho Amalgamated Association
mid the sheet iron manufacturers fixing tho
s 'ale of wages.-?Fire, Which broke out in
Willogbby fe Hill's clothing house, in Chi?
cago, caused ? loss of 180,000.?-Mrs. Jes?
sie Hale was shot and killel In Texarkana.
Mrs. Bale's husband and a man named R. E. j
Leo had a rough-nud-tiiniblo light during the j
day, in which Leo was worsted. At night
Los and his s a appeared at tho Hale resi?
dence and opened Uro on Mr. and Mrs. Hale.
?-Samuel Thorpe, colored, was bunged in !
Havannah, (ia., for ihe murder of Charles
Bronson.-Tho affairs of the Carbon Iron
Company are being wound up, nnd n receiver
has teen appointed Itt New York. Tho con
t ern has not been in existence for five
months ; has no property, was merely au ex?
Alfred J. Biddle, master of the American
barkent'&e Anita Berwind. died near Havana
from yellow fever.?-Two .rolored children
wore run down hy a trnin on Sheuck's tres?
tle, Richmond and Danville Railroad, near
Charlottesville.?Fire broke out at Holm's
gluss works facto:y, owned by tbe United
Ht ates Class Company, in Wheeling, and
luirned several of tho buih"-*gs. Lo s 9X5,
00); insured.-The f agu ni" re Hotel at
Lake George was destroyod hy fire. Tho
Hames were first discovered at ubout 1.3),
and within three hours tho bul ding was al?
most a total loss. Th<i less is estimated nt
$200,000.-The Rev. W. \V. Kone. aged
ninety years, died In Denison. Tex. He wiw
tbe oiliest Baptist minister in the United
Rates, having entered the ministry at tho
age of eighteen. He was for n number ot
years a missionary to tho Oregon Indians.
Judge Hanford, in Seattle, placed the Beattie,
Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in tho
banda Ol u receiver. Thomas Reeves was ap?
pointed. The road has been operated by tha*
Northern Pacific for nbout to yea 8.-The
Illinois Fuel Company, of Springfte'd, failed.
?-A train dashed into n. buggy in Chicago,
killing thrco children and injuring the
mother.-Mary Reilly, who had been
wronged by tho man sho loved, jumped from
a fourth-story window of a house on Madison
street, in Now Yo k, and was killed. An of?
ficer patrolling his post at half-past thrco
o'clock came across tho woman's body lying
on the sidewalk near the curb.
Fire which broke out in a pile cf cordwood
Containing 100,000 cords, caused a loss of
1600.000 lo the Homestnks and Associate
bining Company, near Doadwood, S. D.
Ono thousand men wero put at work flght
Ir.re; the Humes, and all the mines and mills of
tho company aro shut down. Fire destroyed
the Basse.t planing mill, the Clayton A Bas?
sett plew factory and tho Bidwell rendering
works, In Minneapolis. Tho Aro caught in
tie rendering works. Total loss $50,000 ; iu
?junine* light.-Mrs. T. P. Harris and
daughter, ten years old, were drowned in tbe
Rio Qraudo river nix miles west of Del Norte,
CoL Harris his wife and child and u young
mau named Tinker had successfully crossed
thc river. On tho bank the horses balked
end backed the wagon into the river.-?
Lightning struck F. ll. Bunker's bouse in
Atlanta, Ga. The building was turned to
tho ground, ond a cottage on each side was
also destroyed.-The captain anil crew of
the abandoned ship Derbyshiro arrived al
San Diego on the coal ship Port Patrick.??
Samuel S. Draper, Judge of the C'^uit of
Monroe and Carbon Counties, Pa., died at
Rroudsburg of gout. --Charles V. Palmer,
ton of the late Court lund Palmer, Hr., and
brother of tho lute Court land Palmer, who
was the founder and president of tho Nine?
teenth Century Club, died at Heliport, L. I..
of peritonitis, following an operation for ap?
Tne doors of the state bank of Lockhaven,
Ta., were closed, and it was announced that
tbe I auk had gene into liquidation.-Argu?
ment in the case of the Reading Railroad re?
ceivers' eertlflc tes was concluded, and tho
master will make his report to the United
States Court in Philadelphia next, week.-?
In 11 battle between the guards and a lot of
convicts, Who bad escaped from tho pris n
ut Fo'so 11, Cul., ihree convicts wero killed,
and two, including the train robber Sontag,
fatally hurt-Wm. H. Moore, editor of the
Evening News of Augusta,Ga., dropped doad
in his room.-Fx-Congressman Wallace,ol
South Carolina, died at his home near York
ville.??The quarterly report of the Trades?
man,compiled Irom 10,000reiurns from every
town in the Hou.h, shows a continued de?
velopment of the textile industry, seventy
two new cotton and woolen mills have been
organized. The returns show n'so forty-fivo
flour mills established, and forty-four foun?
dries and machine shops.-Rev. Joseph
B. Cheshire, Jr., of Charlot:e, N. C., was
sleeted assistant bishop of the Protestant
Episcopal Church for the diocese of North
Carolina.?-Nell McCabe, a young man of
Bellaire. Ohio, was found munlered by a
road side. His sweetheart hus teen arrested
on suspicion of knowing more about the
matter than sho will tell.-The Rev. D. C.
John, D. D., pastor ot the Wauwatosa Meth?
odist Episcopal church nt Milwaukee has ac?
cepted the presidency of the Clark Univer?
sity Bi Atlanta, Ga.-Malignant diphtheria
is raging ia Huron county Uk)?,
NO FEAR OF CHOLERA,
Government Officials Ho Not Expect
Reappearance of cholera in lurope decs
hot cause any alarm among United States
Treasury officials. Reports are daily re?
ceived from United States Consuls and other
ngents abroad, and they concur that the cli?
matic conditions that have so far obtained
in Europe are not conducive to the spread
of cholera there.
There havo been sporadic eases ol cholers
nnd some deaths from it. but the disease htxi
not spread as it dial last year, and they ex?
pect thnt it will not reach this country.
Assistant Secretary Curtis, of the Treas?
ury Department, wbo has trsneral supervis?
ion over the Marine Hospital service of the
Treasury, coincides with this view ot th?
situation as expressed by foreign agents, bul
still maintains ami will continue, tea d'. SO
tho closest scrutiny over Immigrants ami
others coming from cholera infected coun?
tries. The system of Inspection on holli
Bides of the" Atlantic is believed to bo af
Dearly complete as can be made.
Startling Action of Silver Magnates
at Denver, Col,
Benoni Situation All Through thi Min
in legions of the West.
Mines, mills and smelters ol Colorado are
to shut down Immediately. This is the edict
thnt went forth from Denver lo the mining
camps of thc State, san yin? consteruatio-i to
the bumble homes of thousands of miners in
103 camps and to the many avenues of trade
dependent upo.i their work. Never in the
history of the State has such a fearful blow
been struck to her prosperity. In all from
25,000 lo 30.000 men will bo be afteeteal hy?
the shut down.
The meeting wns the result of muturo de?
liberation. For months, in fact, for years,
thc mino owners have been continuing work
tvith the hope of brighter day.-3, but when
silver dropped '0 cents within four days and
got to a pant where lt wat- unmarketable
there was nothing to be done but suspend.
From all the leading silver camps of the
State the mine owners nnd managers carno
to discuss tho matter fully and carefully. In
tho meeting there were Ihe great salver mil?
lionaires, tho heavy smelter owners and the
leading bankers. There were no speeches,
no waste of words. The s ssiou did not la t
J. J. Hagermnn. tx mil ionaire several times
over, who bolds n large share of Moliie Olb
son Stock, V.xe rich, st -silver mine in America,
nnd who is building the great IV o, Poad in
New Mexico, called tho meeting to oider.
James li. Grunt, of Omaha A Grant smelters,
wa- selected ts chairman, and John G.
tiraha n. of Lesdvi le. was made secretary.
"No speech i? necessary for me upon this
occasion," said Mr. Grant, aa be took ibo
chair. ??You ail know for what purpose wo
have assemble I bera. Wo aro renaly to pro
0 cd to business."
On mo ion of David ll Moffat, tbe chair
appointed u committee of five on resolutions,
ns follows: J. J. Hager man. chairman; D.
H. Molfnt, P. C. Brown. M. Vf. Thatcher and
A. M. Hyman.
TH* resolutions lAsr.r.u.
Thc Rceolttlons Committee then retired
and after a short ubscne'O returned with Ihe
following r solutions, which were read by
the secretary :
??Whereas. It appears from the continued
al tacit on sliver ly thc mono-metaliste of the
United states, England aud other nations
that there exists in t fir minds (induced
probably by the product of un exceptional or
phenomenal mine) ihe idea that tho meta! ,s
so abundant and tlie cost of production so
little nu to justify the depreciation of its value,
"Whereas, From years of i-xpcrience Id
mining, milling und smelting, we ure ina
position to more thoroughly and correctly
know the actual cost of producing silver nnd
have, in the hope that its market value We.uk!
more nearly approximate its intrinsic raine
by its rehabilitation on borne equitable basin,
kept our men employed in our mines, mil I
and smellers, though at a loss to ourselves in
'?Whereas, Prom the present price and the
condition of affairs and tendency ot events it
is a vident this hope is dissipated for the
present, now. therefore, tie it.
B<< Mired, that it is the unanimous sense
of this minting ol' mine, mill and 'melter
riwuers that wo linet put A stop to Our
furtlier losses by an hume Hate and complete
cessation Ol ail our silver mining, milling
and smelting operations In the state of Col?
orado. in tho full belief thnt the monometal
ist clement will finally appreciate three vital
points : ?
1 That the world cannot transact its bus?
iness without the use of silver as money.
2. That the actual cost snd value of tho
metal far exceeds the incorrect views which
they liuvo formed
1 That the Inevitable a-ourso of events
will quickly demonsti ate thal tbe -no-mous
suiais of money Invested In railroads, loans
and other property will se depreciate in
value that the monometolisti will also be
convinced that some action must betoken
With Silver to restore it to its legitimate use,
which it has held from time immemorial, dad
be it further
"Resolved, That we deprecate and con?
demn tiio Int imp rete opinions and state?
ments of unreasonable men which have been
j telega aphed to the East that Colorado hus
j any intention of repudiating h"r obligations,
I lindie or private. On the contrary, we
I thi.v'x ourselves as well able as any other
I part of the world to meet whatever may
! corni; in this emergency."
The resolutions were unanimously adopted
and thj meeting at once adjourned*.
mining sr ce r__?S
The great drop in the price of silver has
resulted in a depreciation in the price of
mining stock, such as was never before wit
nesee I. Mollie Gibson stock, which a
couple of months ugo was selling at .ir".75 per
sbttro, slumped to ?1.55. anal wat selling at
that figure iu the East with prospect of sink?
ing to tl.00 or less.
Business In the mining exchange is prnc
tioally at a standstill, only gold stocks being
traded in. There is absolutely no market
for 6llver stocks at uny ? rice, nor will there
be until there is a, change in the aspect ol
tho silver market.
BATTLE WITH MOONSHINERS
One Revenue Officer and 0ae Distiller
Killed in Tennessee.
There waa a pitched battle In Harden
county, Tenn., on the Tennessee River, be?
tween revenue officers and moonshiners, in
which Deputy Marshal Gardner was kided
and Capt. J. W. Brown, marshal of the west?
ern distict of Tennessee, was shot aud badly
wounded. Ono of tho moonshiners was
killed by Deputy Marshal Fanning. Several
other-s surrendered and seven in all were
Marshal Brown and bin aids left Memphis
In the morning, and near Corinth. Mies., tho
posse was increased to twenty-five men. A
moonshiner house w.is approached nt day?
light. One saw Gardner ia tho lead and fired
the contents of one barrel of S shotgun loadeal
with buckshot into his breast, killing him in?
sanity, ile then turned the other barrel 0 1
Marshal Brown and fired. One bullet passed
through Ids chin iuto his ned-, another
pierced tho right arm, another tho right
bund. an?l another cut through the Augers
of bis left hand. Brown fell to the earth, und
Anett) t moonshiner jumped from behind
a tree nnd leveled his gun nt tho party,
when Deputy Marshal Fanning shot him
through the breast. The firing theu became
general and the moonshiners drew off. The
porty hail captured two men prisoners in nd
d.tion to five already captured. Tho party
placed Marshal Brown timi Gardner, the dead
deputy, iu a wagon and took thom to tin.
The district where the fight occurred hut
been infested by moonshiners for years, and
is regarded as a stronghold of desperatf
characters. Qua and Bob Long, two of tin
most notorious desperadoes in tho State, ari
amouj; those captured.
Thk jjundersath has approved the ne*
army bill, which is modified ca the lines 0
I the Hucne compromise,
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES
Peter Demille, a wealthy glass manufac?
turer ot Alpena, Mich., was drowned in Laka
Huron. Il a fell from a sall toat.
By the explosion of mine gas In the Green
Bidge Colliery nt Mt. Carmel, Penna., ono
man was killed and seven others injured,two
of them fatal y.
Walter Pari.ino, aged 21 yenrs, and Miss
Abbie Woo ey, a?. al 16 years, were drowned
by the capsizing of a row boat at Glen Park,
near Watertown, New York.
A train on the Burlington road struck a
buggy in Chicago, Fred vf, Inbo'sen, aged 6
years' Qracc ianolsen, 5 montbs,were kided :
Maggie Slavin, aged IS years, had ber skull
fractured, and Mrs. Flora lnholiren was ser?
Kev's members of the family of Conrad
I,ennig,of Omaha,were poisoned, one daugh?
ter dying. Two others are in a critia-al con?
dition. Tho nature of the poison, which was
taken in food, is unknown, but the poisoning
is thought to have beeu a<*cidentnl.
Geoboe \Y. Ritter and William Anderson
were killed while working ut a railroad
wreck on tho Ontario und Western Railroad,
rrearCroo- Falls, N. Y., by being crushed
beneath n Pullman conch which had toppled
over on its side. They were trying to raise
Ihe car wh a the jacks gu ve way.
Colonel Samuel P. Bose, a prominent
lawyer and Democratic politician,of Denver,
Col., acclda ntally shot and killed himself. He
bad been r. roused from sleep and was on his
way down ^alrs lo investigate ween hia? re?
volver w.is d schargcd, the bull passing
through Colonel Rose's abdomen.
Sixrv cns i of malignant diphtheria nre re?
ported in Far.s township, Huron ca-unty,
Michigan. The two main roads leading from
Fnris to Minden City were guarded I y men
acting under authority of the Minden town?
ship Board of Health, with instruotions lo
stop all persons who ara* on the way inna
the homes or immediate vicinity of tho famil?
A HUMAN MONSTER HUNG,
Execution of tha Italian Who Killed
His Ministering Nurse
Pielro Euccicri was hanged nt Reading,
Tn. The drop fell ut ll :06. He was dead at
Pietro Buccieri's crime wns one of the most
fiendish in tho criminal annals of Pennsyl?
vania. He was born in St. Peters. Italy,
tairty-seven years ago. came to America
thirteen years ago, and in IH'JQ drilled lo
Reading, where he carried cn shoemaking,
and often nttendei to the business corr s
pondence of his fellow countrymen. In
February, 1892, he was admlttod to St. Jos?
eph's Hospital, suffering With a burned arm
received by the explosion of li s lamp iu his
shop. On June 2,3 the Sisters served the hos?
pital patients with milk, uni ashen Kistei
Hlldaoerta handed bi rn his, he jumped out ol
his bed, pursued her with an open knife, out
I into the a-orridor, ami finally Into the kitchen,
: sad plunged the dirk into her abdomen. She
d.ed ihe next day, and so strong was tl.:*
feeling aga nst the prisoner that there wns
some strong talk ol lynching him, but better
counsel prevailed and h.' was gtvsa a fnir
trial inst September, convicted and (sentenced
to be hanged. Buceieri's motive for tha
killing of the innocent sister has never been
divulged, nnd it is the universnl belief that
he plotted the murder without provocation,
una in his own llensish nature carried lt out.
The Supreme Court, Gov. Fattison and the
Board of Fardous, all refused lo interfere.
During his incarceraiion he was stolid aud
indifferent to bis fate, and his infrequent
reading of the Bible seemed to make very lit- .
tie impression on bim. His wife and sou.
nual his mother and a sister live in Italy, and
have been informed of his fate.
NEW SUBMARINE EOAT.
The Inventor Planned to have It Run
on Wheels on the Bottom of the Ooean.
One of the few novel ideas that have come
to light ns tho result of thc reoen! advertise?
ment for plans for a eu' marino naval bout
Involves the construction of a cr.ift that eau
be sunk by admitting a limlte 1 quantity ol
water and will Caen rim ar mud o i the bot?
tom of the ocean on wheels.
The inventor thinks that his boa* can move
more d'reetly in a straight pith than a boat
Subject to rt ll *etion by currents and waves,
nnd therefore e aims for her the ability to
pick her position with accuracy beneath tee
ironclad she wishes to destroy, ile has made
provisions for reaching the surfu -e when de?
sired by means of a set of pimp- to expel the
water admitted to the hull.
AN IDIOTS AWFUL CRIME,
Attacking an Invalid Mother He Be?
heads and Mutilates her.
A horrible crime was C .mtnitted in R<*y
noldstown, Oa. Tom Fagan, au irabieile
youth, nineteen years of ugo. killed hia
mother by cutting her head oft with au ai,
ami then split her bead open and othes SJ lee
mu'.ilnted the bo ly. If rs. Fagan had bern
1)1, nnl war, confined lo her bed.
While notody else was about Toni entered
the room and knocked his motlier in the
head with au ax. killing and horribly mutli-i
ting her as describe.).
When diseovere'd Fagan was in a perfont
frenzy. Ho did not seem to realize tho enor?
mity of his deed.
Sehviceb in memory of Vico-Adinirnl
Tryon were held in St. Peter's Church, Lou?
A force of 6.000 I'hihipiuo Island native?
attacked the Spanish fort at Mindanao and
were repulsed, with a los- of 87 killed nud
Tai mnnicipal authorities of Meir, have
voted the sum of WO.OOO marka forthe ex
p-use of tho reception of the Emperor at tba*
It is reported that tx serious Mongolian up
rising hus o.-curre.l at W.hol. The Chinese
government, tho despsteb a bis, has sent
troops to quell the disturban
The Brittish government expeets the Sul?
tan of Turkey to remit tin' death Hm ton Cm
imposed upon the seventeen Armenians who
participated in seditious riotiug in Mursovnn
The ? nKur-ement of Princess Alice of Hesso
to the Caarewitch la definitely settled ii,,.
Fiineess before her marriage will be received
Into the Creek Church, toking th, name
BscToa Ab-WA-DT, the member of (he
Reichstag who is now serving n sentence for
libeling Prussian offl.rers, has beeu convicted
of a second similar offence ami sentenced to
three months' Imprisonment,
FoEBXI iiiK.stiiEM. tin; k.vper of % puhlie
bouse, hos been sentenced to seven years'
.penal servitude forthe crime ol treason In
furnishing to the French government draw?
ings of tlc tl,.nunn fortress at Nen Breisacb.
It is thought at Ottawa thnt the Barina ??*
tribunal will decide ngaku* the United Mates'
contentions, bat that the court will inn"-'
regulations upon seal catching that will ex?
clude British Columbian sealers from Bering