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MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA, JULY 21, 1893.
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PEOPLE AND EV-NT.
TheGurse of the More?
J3Y LEON L3SWI9.
This farewell review consumed but a
lew minutes, and the couple then made
their final preparations for departure.
Tho pcrtmahtonu they had packed was
conveyed to the side porch, and all the
lights within the dwelling were extin?
guished, save that of th? lantern, with
which they proposed to light their de?
"Havo you taken your revolver,
.lessie?'- asked Mrs. Moreland, as sho
halted. at the dcor, to make a last
thoughtful survey of her surroundings,
nnd assm-o herself that she was leaving
everything as it should be and had for
vsottcn, nothing she desired to take with
"Yes, mother; hate you?
"Certainly. I feel wi. fer with it, in
view of the many tough and lawless
characters one ls likely to meeton the
lake vul all along the shore."
"Then let's bc of!!"
They passed out, the mother closing
\w\ locking the door behind them, and
picked up thoir portmanteau and de
k -lided the steps, moving quietly in the
direction of the lake
In another minute or two they had
reached the boathouse at the water's
Hare, carrying their portmanteau be>
The boathouse was a tall, gothic
Voofed structure, sra iding on ??> high
*tone foundation, the inject of thc
bulkier having been to shelter his slooi
???? lt without anstepping its mast or evei
towering its sall. It was always kep
locked, of course, a? t contained mair
valuable articles pertaining to th.
uouatic tastes ol the mother and daugh
ber, not to speak of thc neat craft the;
kept here habitually in readiness for in
?tent uso throughout the summer.
To take possession of their sloop, witl
?heir portmanteau and other effects, ani
to get it out of the boathouse and se
Mil, leaving everything snug behin
them, was the work cf a few additiona
minutes, and not long thereafter the
had vanished on their voyage down th
?Weill good-by, my dear relatives,
muttered Radd Moreland, who ha
watched their embarkation from a snu
< evert near the landing. "I can find yo
when you aro wanted, as I know wher
vou are goinrr. I am even acquaint?
with your destination, as I passed oas
eral months at the village of Egg Islan
a few yean ago. Curiously enough, on
old friend Hutchley ls living there as
lisherman, and he and I may take a ne1
hand together. Meanwhile I am goin
to make myself quite at home here
ife sauntered carelessly back to th
house, giving himself admission b
breaking a pane of glass and turning tr.
fastener of a window.
Lamp in hand he made a rapid bi
comprehensive survey of the premise
and proceeded to serve himself an a;
petizing "bite to go to bcd on," which ii
chided a bottle of choice wine from tl
Emboldened by the said bottle he wei
out and took down the three signs le
by the representative of the real esta
agents, and concealed them under i
Icehouse in the garden, after first rea
lng them by the light of his lantern.
"The fact is." he muttered with cha
acteristta impudence. "I don't propose
be turned out of doors by my sister-i
law, even if she don't know of my prc
Returning to the house he locked hil
self In securely and took his way tc
handsome guest chamber up-stairs whi
had aroused his admiration. He finis
cd his bottle of wine while making
more particular survey of the apartmo
and then wont to bcd with mary a se
congratulation at finding himself in pi
session ol' such quarters.
F-AYGMj for high stakfs.
5^OR almost the fi
time in his li
was up with i
sun on the mo
bis invasion of 1
of the fact is
It was aim
thc first time in
life he had b
"hived" in si
elegance and 1
ury, and the very novelty of the sit
tion had kept him wakeful and nerve
As Was to have boen expected, thi
fore, ho sooner did the first gleam
the morning sun come peeping into
handsomely furnished apartment R
had so rcs. il utily made his headquart
than he opened his eyes with a gasp of
wildcrment, and sprang up into a sit 1
posture, with a vague expression tba
had been swapped off during tho hi
for some stray millionaire.
A swift glance around the room, h
svor, assured him that he was beginr
the now doy where be had left off thc
one, and a serene sense of peace set
Ile had reached port at last!
He could now begin living!
"I shall need money, however?r<
cash to buy tobacco and other nt
laries." he said to himself, with spec
tive mien, as he turned out of bed
proceeded to make his toilet, "and I i
ii Iso have a complete suit of clol
with underwear to match. Ar, my
teemed sister-in-law has neglects
provide a roll of greenbacks, or
equivalent. I shall be obliged to ta
bundle of her effects to my uncle In
lt was hard to down the worn and
rightly garments he had doffed the
ceding evening, ard he did so only i
thoroughly examining the premises
discovering that tho long absence of
from that household had left bin
chance of a preset t chango.
His toilet made?aa well ashisresoi
permitted?he went down to the kiu
started a lire, and proceeded to get
breakfast that would have suffice
far as quantity was concerned, f
boarding-house of no mean proport
ijYe iriust-eveu do Radd the Justl
faying that thc quality nf hi* repast was
not so bad os might have been expected,
he having hopi* forced at one period of
his life, by the spurs of dire necessity, to
make BOVural trips as a, cook in a canal
His breakfast was too Appetizing in
fact for him not. to linger Over it a long
lime, but. he di?solved company at last
with it* retnainders and proceeded to
hack tho bundle to which his thoughts
Lad turned so promptly ?nd also so
He did not leavrj the house, howevor,
until ho had seen that the coast was
clear, and had also tacked to the front
md side doors slips of paper bearing tho
"Absent till afternoon or evening."
It must bc confessed that there was a
considerable clement of uncertaint*, in
this announcement, but it may bo stated
in explanation that tho said element was
largely in the ascendant in Radd's mind
at the moment he penned it.
Thc truth was he was going to town
to raise mOnoy, and he knew his own
weaknesses too well to particularize the
hour when Tho Elms would again have
the honor of his presence.
He reached the station just in time to
catch ono of the early morning trains,
and in due course reached his destina?
tion, V *
We need not pause upon his transac?
tions with the mythical uncle of his
thoughts, nor upon the numerous
"treats" he gave himself during the next
few hours, but will pass to results.
As he had been on short allowance for
several weeks previous to his advent at
The Elms, he readily imbibed more than
he could hold, and thereby became unci
A timely diversion of his attention by
a well-dressed figure at the cntrrneo of
a ready-made clothing establishment
served to withdraw him from the gutter
for this occasion, recalling him to thc
principal object of his trip to the metrop
Having purchased an elegant suit of
clothes, he became so impatient to see
them reflected from his person thai li"
took the next train for The Elme, when'
he arrived in due course.
It being his fixed purpose to got him?
self np like a gentleman, he devoted sev?
eral hours to thc business, beginning
with a bath, and paying especial atten?
tion to his hair and beard.
Satisfied at last with the change
wrought in his personal aspect, ho pre?
pared a supper which was a conslderabh
Improvement upon his breakfast, and
then selected a book from the shelves ol
the library, and sauntered out to th.
rustic seat in the meadow which ha-r
elicited his admiration the day previous
He had boen seated here nearly ai
hour, or until twilight, enjoying a choici
cigar and glancing occasionally at thi
pages of his book, when he saw Vane
Wyeville approaching from the directloi
of the lake, and proceeded, with tin
??aim dignity of a well-fed dog in tin
manger, to intercept him near the side
"There is no one at the house to rc
coi ve you. sir," he announced, roturnin.
Vance's polite gesture of salutation.
"I am aware of that fact." responde
thc young physician, coming to a hall
"or I had at least understood that sue
is the case. Seeing you hore, howevei
I thought I would make a few inquiries
although I do not have the honor of you
"Exactly." returned Radd. "You'v
been here two or three times before ti
day, I believe?"
"Only once before," Vance was goo<
natured enough to answer. "May I as
where the ladies are, and whether thc
will be at home this evening?"
"The ladies have set, out upon a lor
tour in Europe, Asia, and Africa," r
plied Radd. "and a mere statement .
this fact should be enough to tel] yo
sir. that they will nd be visible for mai
a long year, if ever."
Vance was prepared by majiy n nr
monition to hear something of this soi
but tho declaration nevertheless fi
npon his hearing with startling force.
"May I ask what route they ha
taken?" he ventured, after a painl
"Tha-t I cannot tell you, sir." respond
Radd, assuming an air of great imp<
tance. "I have strict orders from M
Moreland and her daughter, not to gi
their address to any human being."
"Not even to me?"
"Particularly not to yon, sir."
The young Doctor scaffined the h
and figure before him witV singular
tentness, asking himself .*ow he coi
carry his point.
i'Can I not prevail upon yt.u to tell
at least, by what steamer the ladies p
posed to rei!?'' he asked, in a'voice'flus
with pain and consternation.
"No, sir.-' was tho answer. "Not
you were to offer me millions. M
Moreland Intends the little incident
last evening to bo final."
"The rejection of your hand, sir!"
Vance'"-, face flushed deeply, and
did not sock to conceal the fact that
declaration of Radd had given hin
"May I ask who you arc?" he
"I am one of thc family, sir; atMi
Vance's attention redoubled.
"May I ask you for a closer detinl
of your relationship to these ladkos?"
continued, with breathless intero-t.
"Certainly, sir. I am .Tessie-'!* ur
In a word, I am Radd Moreland,\the(
brother of Jessie's father."
The comment of Vance was as,sig
cant as quick and short.
He had heard of Radd Moreland.
"Pardon me, Mr. Moreland." he
sumed, after a well-defined pause. "
Insist on knowing in what direction j
sister-in-law and Jessie have vanish
This insistance angered Radd dec
as was easy to be seen. He threw a
his cigar witli a violent movement,
expectorated noisily and fiercely.
"You may insist as much as you li
ho declared, "but that is all the goi
will do you! I will not give you
least hint of the whereabouts of th
dies, Dr. Wyeville!"
"Ah, you know me!"
"Naturally enough, sir, after se
you herc so often lately."
Vance looked more and more ai
lshed, and continued to gaze as sn
as Inquiringly at, the scbeming unc
scrupulous reprobate before him.
That gaze not only added to Radd'
noyanco, but sot bim to thinking,
soon rendered him uneasy.
"Why should I put up with his
lenee?" he asked himself. "
shouldn't I get rid of by a coop flee m
as the French say? If I don't he'll
around here unti Ihe gets track of
sie's whereabouts, and then he'll ;?.?<
hw wooing with such vigor that s
Iiave to accept him In sheer solf-defensc?,.
I must piny a sharp, daring, desperate
game, since I'm playing for such hich
stakes! Thc fellow must bo got rid of
ttt any toft! I'll cut his comb, now and
Clearing his throat, he resumed:
"Of course yon aro very anxious to
know whore thc ladies aro, sir?"
"Well, sir. I will bc candid." and Rn dd
assumed confidential air. "It pains mo
to soo you in such distress?it does, in
deodl Your difficulties with my niece
remind me of various Incidents In my
"1 Will pay you Well for any kindness
yon can show me, Mr. Moreland." an?
nounced Vance, with the Impatience sc
natural to his situation. "Please como
to the point."
"Oh-, I do not want any pay. sir!
What t do I do out. of pure kindness of
heart, my dear sistcT-ih-law having left
me Very comfortablj installed here fot
the period of her proposed absence."
Vance made an imploring gesture.
"Well, sir, you know my sister-in-law
has a dear and only brother in India?"
The young physician nodded.
"Whom sbe has not soon for many a
Vance bowed again.
"You soo. therefore, how natural lt is
that both Mrs. Moreland and Josr-io
should have thought of this East-Indian
relative at such a moment as tho pres?
""ance could only groan, his fears run
hing ahead of the protended communi?
"I see you comprehend, sir. What you
fear is"t>hiy too real. My sister-in-law
and Jessie have sailed for India."
The statement fell with terrible force
ripon Vance, it was so probable.
A tremor of agony traversed his frame.
"My relatives, you see," resumed
Radd, with xinward jubilance, "thought
that nothing la-ss than such a trip could
remove the pain and anguish caused
thora by recent occurrences. There ll
not the least doubt in my mind that they
will visit all the countries I havo named,
and it is moro than likely that they will
return by way of China and Japan?if
they ever do return?thus making the
tour of tho world."
Any ono less unscrupulous than Radd
would have hesitated about inflicting
upon a fellow-being such distress as these
words caused Vance.
"If they ever return?" ho repeated,
hardly conscious of what he was saying.
"Yes. sir." returned Radd. "The truth
ls, Colonel Ridley has invited them to
pass the rest of their days with him, and
they wore strongly inclined, when they
left me, to accept this invitation."
The shock these falsehoods gave the
young physician was terrific.
He reeled, as if stunned.
"I can follow thom," was his solo
Radd flushed with annoyance, and re?
solved to drive his poisoned shaft
"It would be useless, sir," was his in?
"And why useless?"
"Because of grave complications, mv
niece was unwilling to confess to you."'
"Complications. Mr. Moreland?" ques?
tioned Vance, in a husky voice. "Ol
"Can you not guess?" demanded Radd
as Insinuatingly as possible.
"I'm afraid not. Please tell me."
"In a word, then, my niece is a mar
Vance started violently.
"I will not deny that sho loves you.
added the uncle; "but she Is a marrie
woman, and that's why she rejectc
you. That, her whole secret."
"And how long has she boon married?
"Just about a year. sir."
"Who is her husband?"
"He's the captain and owner of a throi
masted schooner trading between Chios
go and Buffalo." answered Radd. witl
out an Instant's hesitation. "His nan
is Chapman, and he conies of au exec
lent family, but he has a rather wi
history behind him. as is the case wit
so many men who follow the sea. fcl
niece has been moro or loss acquaint
with him for a number of years, ai
seems to have had a fancy for him, bi
she married him for money rather th;
for love, as he is very wealthy, and w
inclined to deal liberally with her.''
Vance stirred uneasily again, co
tinning to fix his gaze upon Radd.
"Where is Mr. Chapman now?"
"He is absent on one of his trips," w
the answer. "In fact, he has never be
hore but twice, and he remained only
day or two on those occasions. I do r
expect to ever See him hero again, as
and my niece have lui I a terrible qui
rel, which was occasioned by his maki
a -hocking discovery about her. I ci
pf course, give you tho particulars
you caro to know thom."
Vance turned away abruptly witl
gesture of pain and horror.
"It is unnecessary, Mr. Moreland."
declared, with bittier sternness. "I
greatly obliged for tho information j
have given rn", bul there is no nccest
of pursuing the subject further. Go
Ho walked away rapidly, and ?
soon lost to Radd's view in the da
"Good!" exclaimed the latter, proee
lng to take a drink from a flask he 1
drawn from bis pocket. "Ha! ha!" i
ho laughed exultingly. "I've succeed
'Nothing venture, nothing have!'
was a risky thing jo do?to draw it qi
so strong?but the result is all I co
havo desired. That doctor ls f<x
completely. He'll never show up li
again! The projected marriage
knocked higher, a kite! As the gi
likely to take the situation to heart
die. at tho same timo worrying lier
to death. I shall soon be the sole hei
The Elms and all their other prope
ond also of that millionaire Ea?t 1ik
uncle! In this way I shall not onh
revenged upon theso dear relatives
thoir insolence, as displayed in t
recent chatter, but I shall also p
myself in clover for the rest of my d
A STARTLING KXPBRIBKC-,
OR nearly five i
utcs after watc]
Vance out of s
from tho side d
Iladd stood lool
out into tho ni
and then his at
'ion was attra
to certain soi
within tho dwell
"Tho place is
ta inly getting 0
run by rats,"
ly, as ho closed the door and lockoi
"Or is it haunted, as has boon rcpt
during the last thirty or forty ye
an a gang of thieves have come In by
n underground passage, or has Colonel
lidloy arrived here secretly from India,
-ie so fancifully suggested? In
my (ase, I must have up another bottle
if that Yquem and make myself com
ortable. I feel as shaky as a loon!"
Lighting a small lamp used for run?
ning about thc house, he took his way
Sown the cellar stairs, but suddenly
paused in the middle of the descent,
"Nov,-, there's that smell of cooking
again!" ho muttered, looking startled, as
be peered into the darkness around him.
??Somebody must be roasting beef at no
great distance! How can that odor in?
vade this house so strongly? Is there
really an tindergroud passage to the
lake, as reported?''
Ile snuffed again with increased vigo,r
continuing to investigate his snrrouu-d
"In any case," he added "I must have,
that bottle! I never felt mdre in need of
bracing up thoroughly! Ugh! I'm
Resuming progress, he descended tho
stairs and visited the wine-vault, secur?
ing the bottle ho wanted, but not with?
out many a startled and suspicious glance
"The place must certainly be haunt?
ed," he ejaculated, as he began ascend?
ing the stairs. "I hear something mov?
ing?footstep??a rolling as of muffled
Ho sped upward rapidly, emerging
from the staircase, the door of which
closed behind him with the double Vio?
lence of a sharp draft, of air and his
nervous haste, and tho noisy jar thus
produced was followed by an unmistak
ale fluster of voices.
But Just, where?
Hardly knowing what he did, Radd
extinguished his lamp and thrust his
bottle of Yquem Into one of his capa?
cious pockets, listening with all the in?
tentness of a sudden terror.
"This way, Mr. Moreland," suddenly
called a deep but pleasant voice. "I am
! awaiting tbe pleasure of your company.?
This greeting came from the dining
room, thc door of which was opened at
this moment, allowing a strong glare of
light to fal! upon thc face and form of
the startled plotter.
"Who?who aro you?" he gasped, in
undisguised bewilderment, as he stared
at a figure seated at the table.
"Come hore and soo, please."
Radd hesitated another moment, and
then bogan moving slowly toward the
dining-room, with staring eyes and
fascinated air, precisely as a bird which
has boon charmed by a serpent advances
toward the jaws awaiting to seize lt.
"Show Mr. Moreland in, Tippoo," or?
dered the gentleman seated at the table,
with a graceful wave of thc hand, ad?
dressing some person still invisible tb
Radd. "That sudden glare of light
seems to have blinded him!"
The words had scarce been enunciated
when the sleek, supple figure of a well
dressed Hindoo appeared, lamp in hand,
it, tin' entrance of tho dining-room, and
inclined itself with inimitable dignity
and politeness to Radd, with the words:
"Walk in, please. My master desires
the pleasure of your company to sup?
Radd managed to incline his head with
an air of comprehension, continuing to
advance, and in another moment wns
within the dining-room, with such a
wondering and dazed look on his feat?
ures that anyone seeing it would have
readily divined that lt was out of his
power to utter a word.
"This ls really a groat pleasure, Mr.
Moreland," said the self-constituted host,
as he arose briskly from the table, and
advanced to meet Radd, whom he took
by the hand with graceful politeness. "I
was just wishing I could have a com?
panion in the repast with which I am
about to close the day, and here comes a
gentleman who does not all seem a
stranger to a social glass or to an excel?
lent dinner. But sit down, Mr. More?
He shiok Radd's hand warmly, con
ducted him to the table, and instnllei
him solicitously in the post of honor.
He was a man of some fivo-and-fortj
years of a -e. with a complexion that hat
originally boon florid, although his fea
lures now displayed a deep, dark hronzi
which al SSted that they had boon ox
posed to many years of tropical sun
nis form wns of medium height, buto
the finest proportions, and a sing!
glance wa dd have sufficed to tell ai
observer that he enjoyed tho best a
He was. Indeed, so visibly tho possosso
of rare s cngth and agility that fe*
mon, afb r looking Into his keen, bin
eyes, wood have ventured to attack hln
Yet his aspect was as pleasant as con
manding, and no one could have lon
remained in his presence without lean
Ing that ho was ono of tho most genial (
He was attired with that quiet oh
gance and costly simplicity which ev<
indicate tl * possession of unlitnitr
wealth, and there wore certain singular
tics In his speech and manner whir
attested coi 'opolitan experiences, ar
oven suggest 1 that ho must have passi
long years In some far country of tl
"Many, many thanks," gasped Rad
with a wonder ii x glance at his host ni
a look at tho (\ ne Hindoo servant whh
had an Imprint of positive terror. "Yi
?you are very kind, slr! I had no ld.
?this Is all so strange?pardon me!"
Ho passed 1 is hand nervously over I
forehead, and it was easy to divine th
a little more * roSSUreOf the sort to whi
he was airca ly subjected would can
him to fly shrieking from the house,
paralyze him entirely.
"You aro quito excusable, sir," I
turned the 1 >st, with an increase, If p.
Bible, of his smiling suavity. "Ferr
me to offer * ju a glass of rare East
His action corresponding to the wo
Radd raised the glass to his lips witl
hand as shaky as his bow of ackno
edgment was awkward.
A sip or two of the liquid, howev
brought a strange sparkle into tlio e
of the dazed plotter, his mien under
ing a change as marked as sudden.
"That is indeed fine!'' he declar
smacking his lips audibly. "Someth
new. too! Never tasted it before. I
all tho way from India?"
Tho host smilingly assented, and R
emptied his glass at a swallow, as
anxiously seeking tho steadiness
nerves which only s'omethir.g of that i
[TO BE CONTINUED. |
nut thc circuses
Thk Italian government will institute
(seedings at&iinst editors concerned ir
b uk scandals. ?
The prompt arrival of troops nt tx railw J
ntion in Arizona prevented an outhreak of
ie Navajos. The attendance on the |;i~t
pen BUnday nt the Fair showed no improve,
lent over previous Bundey*, nlthough near!}
ll .penholders paid the regular admission
*e in aid of the hind for the families of the
ead firemen.-.Tho temporaly Injunction
btnlned by Charlo3 W. Cliugmnn, tx stock
older in tho Exposition, compelling the
iravtors to keep tho galee opeu on Sundays,
las not yet been dissolved.?Delegates J ^
eproB?ntini,' the Brotherhood of Locomotive ^
'iremen. the Trainmen. Switchmen's Asso- j
'iation nnd other organizations of railway
nen met nt Pittsburg and formel ix fedenv
ion. C. G. Patterson, principal contractor
for the aron traction of the Findlay. Fort
Wayne nud Western Railroad, hus flied nt
Findlay, Ohio, tx lien agninst the property of
Ihe company, claiming n hillanco due him for
work not callel for by his contract, amount?
ing to f:ll2.-i96.92.? The coroner's jury
brought in a verdict declaring the switch mun
responsible for the fatal collision in the West
Shore depot in Newburg, N. Y., nnd censur?
ing tho railror, 1 officials.-John Bnker, a
fifteen-year-old Iud. was drown rd nour
A small cyclone did a great deal of damnge
lb the town of Elmwood, Keb.-Pauline
Jordnn, in Norfolk, cbnrgcd with pension
frnuds, wns acquitted.-The fbutih anutial
leunion of Ihe Reformed Church in the
United States wns celebrated in Carlisle, Ta.
-Buck & loan, tankers Hnd dialers in
hardware in P ymcuth, Ind., closed their
c'.ccrs (ind assigned to lt. B. Ogleshee.
Crickets are reported to te ruining the crops
in Wyoming.-T\*ro more of tbote injured
in tho West Shore Bnilrond collision, nt
Newbury, N. Y., died?;?The Lognnspoit
(Ind.) Manufacturing Company's bul din-rs
burred to the & round. Loft 150,000 ; insur?
ance, $60,000. The institution Was one Ibe
largest in the stnte, mnirufnetuiing all kind?
of wood malena's for Wagons, etc. ?
Secretary Hoke Smi.h hns t.'sited Foit
Totten Indi h Agency. He was (md by twd
hundred pupils of tho Indinh ii* histrial
ic hool, led by nu Indian land. The Indians
mado known their grievances. Chief Wann
altan presented Secretary Smith with the pipe
of peace-?Governor Jones, of the Choc
law Nation, says he will have the nin* prM
oncrs shot.-A carriago containing the
board of appraisers of the National Budding
and Loan Association of New York wns run
into by a train on the Knnnwha nnd Coal
RiVer Railroad at Spring Hill, West Vir
gin:n, and Capt, K. li. Stone, Of Charleston,
wns instantly killed and F. W. McDaniel.
special agent, was fatally injured.-The
town of Lackey, Ohio, was partially destroy?
ed by fire. The biHines3 section was ulmost
completely wiped out. The loss will aggre?
gate $100,000 ; insurance about $40,000.
Hostilities are reported to hnve broken out
in Samoa.-Rev. H. W. Peck, a Canadian
minister who hns just come to New Bruns?
wick from Hawaii cays tho conditions thero
justify nhnex dion by the Uhited States.
Dr. Henry C. W. Jieyer was arrested in De
trlot on various chnrg< s of poisoning people
to get their insurance.-While a large
party of Odd Fellows wero returning to
Jamestown, N. Y., where they had attended
an installation of officers, the i arriage con
taining Frank New house and Dexter White
ford was struck ly an Erie train and bott
men were killed. They leave families.? _.
A monster mass-meeting was held in Bah
Lake, Utah, in the interest of silver. Re o
Inti' ns were adopted referring to tho wide
spread oistress in the West, und appealing tc
Congress to replace the sherman act byabao
lute free coinage of silver at some just rat (
to gold.-William Repeke, who confessec
anl implicated twelve others in th?> murde
of Albert Mol.tor at Rogers City in 1857. ha
been found guilty of murder in the fl st de
gree in Alpena, Mich.-Waterloo, Iowa
aroa v sited by a c clone storm, which di
sj5.000 damage to buildings, shade trees nn
sidewalks. Asfnrnsknown.no lives wer
lost. ?Wm. 8. Steiuwny. of New York, r
ceivel from Emperor William the inBigna c
the Order of the Red Eagle of the thin
cln83.-Infcrmntion received In New Yoi
from Japan tells of the brutal murder nu
butchery of n number of men, woman ar
children in a jnnnncse \ illabo.
A skeleton was dug out on the farm i
John Haines, in Peaceful Valley, Wash
which is bolieved to be that of Janies Mu
pby, who formerly owned the property, nr
may have been killed by tho present owne
-Tire Commercial National Bank,of Ogd<
Utah, clo3e.l its doors. ? Mrs E.izabeth
Dunham has returned from Chicago, and h
commenced an action at Cnnton, S. D., f
divorce from Ransom W. Dunham, of Cl
cago, ex congressman nnd former preside
of the Chicago Board of Trade. She nlleg
. ruelty and infidelity.-Editor T. M. Ho
ard, of the Early County News, of Georg
was shot by Editor W. H. Robinson, of I
Blakcly Ol-server.-The North Gnlvest
(Texas i Land and Improvement Associati
wat into the hands of n re reiver. Tho 1
bil Hies are esl imnted it $500,000, ol wh
$?160,000 is due contractors and various ot!
parties in Ga'.ves'.on. The nssets nro lan
town-sit oj and improvements in North C
rexton, which has a population of about
and several small factories.-A colo
man, supposed to bo t*n accomplice of S.
Miller, lynched fer murdering the Rey gi
in Bardwell, Ky., war* rr rest ed in Mil
Tenn.-Chief of Police Mitchell, ol Che.
?Boogn. Tenn., died.
FIGHTING IN BRAZIL,
Another In*mrrection Reported to H
Broken Out in Rio
The Insurrection in Rio Grande do Sui
broken out ngaiu nt Baga. Tho railway
been cut nnd tho city of Rio Grande hns I
invested by the rebels. General Sarra
thc insurgent levier, is marshaling his fo
A hundred nrmed passengers, led by
insurgent Admiral Wnndelkolk, boarded
steamer Jupitor at Buenos, und when oi
sen overpowered the crew and tcok tho
sci into Rio Grande.
The Central Government has ordered
scpuadron to bo prepared to "blockade
Grande do Sui. Admiral Wandelkolk
tho captured steamer Jupiter hus joined
Federal flotilla. General Custilho Ls rep<
lo be Mading troops for tho defense ol
A Mti AT TUB .Alii.
'he Cold Strafe Warehouse Com?
lighteen Mm Roasted to Death on a
The large cold storage warehouse erected
y tho Hercules Iron Co.. of Chicago, just
aside the World's Fair grounds, ne ir the
lixty-fourth street entrance, was completely
lestroycd by lire nud the big paint shop ad?
orning was partly burned whilo 35,000 per?
ons looked on. As fir as is known at least
dghteen men lost their lives nud nineteen
Vero injured. It wns the most serious dis
ister thut has happened to the fair, and no
lUch loss of life at a fire has been known in
Chicago since 1871. The mon-*y loss is est I- \ ,
tated nt $650,000.
The full extent of tho death wrought may
never be known, as the building collapsed
totally in so short a time after the flie sbvrted.
that many people who entered the building
hop ng to render aid before the peril under
which they were placing themselves was re.ir
iz3d went unannounced to their doom.
It is sra.il that bat four Columbian guards
are missing, but there are many vacancies in
the different companies Mattered nbout the
grounds nnd their captains, while refusing
to commit themselves, fear thi.t their men
have been cremated.
?tftE Btrn.NED MflLOIM.
The cold storage W-irehotlrjo was 130 by 255
feet. It cost * 250.000, mid was built of wo d
aud st lift, and was store! with meats, vege?
tables, fruits imd wines belonging to the
restaurants on t ie ground, It bael a mas
s ve tower MO feat high. The establishment
wa- outlltt ld with complete appa rat cs tot
the manufacture of iee, refrigerating, kr.,
and was on tie grounds as an exhibit. Au
artificial lew rink in the top story had ju-t
beeu comp I tedj a.il tho place was u.-u.?lly
throug?'d with tight seers.
tHE EIIIE STARTED.
A' out 1 wO o'clock P. M. a small fire broke
oiit in the tower. Tweuty-Ilvo fireman \fent
to work to extinguish it. While they were
thils eng.tf.eal flames ,-u Idenly burs! out 23
feet below them and they were toned to
jump 100 feet to the main roof of fire build?
ing. The thrilling spectacle brough thous
nnds of sight-seeis to the noighborh .od. nnd
the excitement became intense. Brave lire
me i ran up ladders to the rescue of their
comrades. Fire Chief M'trri'iy was on the
roof, but cse ped to the Hoer below and
thenco to the ground w.thout injury. The
fire spread with groat rapidity, burst.n* out
all over the tower. Five minutes later the
b nz'ng tower fell with a terrille era3h, car?
rying down with it the roof. Fifty firemen
wero ott tho building nt tho time, and one
ladder wns their only means of escape. A
number of them fell oiie hitndied f.'et ti tho
ground, nnd several were carried down w.th
tho roof into the interior of the bUiidingi
which was a. literal fiery furnace.
Tlc loss of so many men almost poralya id
the tiro alepartment. The Columbian guards
endeavored to keep the crowds beek, Let
thirty-five thousand people pressed forward
as close as the heat would permit.
IMPRISONED AMID FLAMES.
The first intimation of danger came to the
tia?tin*s when smoko appearei under them,
ahd as the wind blew it into th-.ir faces they
retreated in an orderly body beyond tho
landing to the north side of ho tower with
the exception of one m;:n, a painter, who slid
down the hose which had been brought up
to the south side of the tower.
It may be that more would have taken this
apparently sure and safe means of escape
had it not been for'the smoke, which seemed
to envelop them. It seemed as if the victims
changed position because (hey feared flames
Would soon follow the smoke wfikh they
Tbn flnmes had been devouring five feet
Of the framework which sturtounded the
cast-iron shaft that pioicod the tower below
the men. QtHck* as a flash, like a band of
molten gold, flame-, burst through the square
tower just underneath the imprisoned men
on all sides "
The gold letters "Hercules Ice Skating
Kink and Cold BtOrage Wmehous ?" were ir
the centre of the tower nnd around them tbt
flames circulated and raked to mock am
torture the poor wretches lo whom tho a ya
of thousands were turucd.
In a few seconds the in piisonrcl ones fcl
the scorching fire coming, and with one im
pulse of self-preseiration tho men more.
quickly to where tire ropes were attached R
tbe northwest corner. They i ould not loo1
down and seeth<. Hames leeanne of tbe pic
jectiug cornices, bet tbry knew where lb
ropes sa ere. and tb. y hu Idled together, s rn
without their coats, others hatless, ami al
preparing to save themselves it they .cull.
The man nearest the rope grasped it au
descended. But for a < oy.rn Feet the flame
had no mercy, the rope was burned in twe
and with feet downward the first victim she
through the air to the main roo'. Heturne
partly over before he struck mid bounde
up. lying ns if 'cle.id.
A greut ? ry cf anguish nnd fear cmo u
from thousand! on the ground nnd at otha
points where the Bratoltbcee nwful lea]
and falls could be seen. Ht tong men we;
and women became h ? MerieaL
l.E.iriNO TO DF.ATn.
The men on the tower only prolonged the
consciousness of life, for all were doomed
die, yet they struggled to catch at anythii
which seemed to hold out tx chance to lei
aud live. One l.y one they dropped from t
tower, some clinging to the burning rope
far U it afforded them any hold nnd th
shooting through a solid sheet of flame
The sight was too mum for even the mi
tarymea and tbe firemen on tho groun l
beal without a shudder and n turning aw
of faces. Humnn forms leaping tim u
flames a hundred feet or more down, dee
to sure death, presented n sight the atour.
hoa t could not witness unmoved.
Oue last mau oo the tower waited withe
apparent fear until there was only hims
left. He was a fireman and he grasped t
remnant of burning rope just ns the whe
tower-structure parted diagonally and I
towards the north, right over the prostf
bodies of the poor fellows who had leapc i
escape the pitiless flames.
The last man who wentdownto death w
tho tower kept feet down ns far as the ie
went and then the rus'i of flames and air \
So groat that his lody was turned round i
ronni in the passage within sight of all i
th ? biasing tower fell over his form, mak
a funeral pyr I BU I ending bis agony, if
WM not dead before striking the roof. (
rictira remain d on thc tower until the-flai
from below had burned his legs so that
flesh poded from tho bone.
When that tower toppled over there
no hope of saving any who had not b
taken off the roof. Tho bodies on strife
hail become imbedded nearly three feel
tho gravel and the tnr between tho woo
joists and only a few could be removed t
place of safely before tao great centra) tc
The family ot the late Jay Goulet is at
to erect at Roxbury, N. Y., a rn spec
church to a)*t I260JKK). On its corner-el
will bethe inscription :"To the Calory of
and in memory of Jay Gould."
It is officially denied In Lonelon that
captains of the Britisfi Mediterranean
I tho Rro to be court-martialed lor not abeyiug
pairal Tryou's order.
Acconmso to Canon Farrar, al out lour
iousau'1 clerKymen of the Church of Kng
ud are out ot smploi ment. Another writer
Maree that an equal number are miserably
The promotion of men from the ranks to
e commissioned officers har- ii"t bad tho
lost promising sequel in our army. For the
*u th tin." thi. year the War Department
iis hnd cause to pronounce an offlcet thus
romoted a deserter.
Alm\ Tal ema says in the Studio that '?tha-.
am ra has had a most healthful aad useful
nfluence on arl and ls ol tbe greata st us- to
'linter-.'' Thia blgh opinion will bool un
isual interest to those persona who hav.u
euded that photography hns done irrepara?
de damage to r?'al crt.
'The chief engineer of the Austrnin State
ailways, Henry (imf. is in Washington. Ba
ias come to America to make a sp -dal study
if American Bailwa systems. He i- a youug
nun still la his twentb s, lb' hal official let
ers to many high offleials on Amen..in rail
(?/ays. herr Graf considers American lines
[hore solidly built than those of Europe, and
the time made much fast r ?- while the Eu?
ropeans excel in ?he mattel of precautions
Dr. Banana AutBIDOl (irli.n. who has
j'is* resigned i S librarian of Brown Univer?
sity, ha-i f-ervi-d his alma mater lu that place
for forty-six yeaM, His term <>f continuous
service la longer th n that e;f any omer offi?
cer Brown luis ever had. i -toeptlag only tho
late Professor Lincoln. To Hil the vacancy
ciused by Pr. Qulid's retirement the ad?
visory commit se rc ommended the sis tion
Of Henry h. Koopman, who bas served in
Astor, the Cornell University, the Columbian
college ,.nd Butgeia College libraries,
lim Highness tim Maharajah of Kapur
thala who is now in J apo ti beaded f"r the
the World's Fair,'is s petty Hindoo poten?
tate (maharajah ie Sanerit (or "great kink" *.
bal n very .gorgeous one, for he ls wealthy ia
fhe Orient" barbaric pearl ami gold, aad
wears one or me-ro 1 in^> OU I very linger
and on his thumbs as a slight indication of
bis fondness for Jewelry. He is rather old
and, unlike most Eastern princes, aol very
well educated. He is accompanied by num?
erous r tinu ?, but cUtiously enough hu-'i-i
under the direction of mi excursion sgaaey.
P. C. Gilman, prestdeat ol tbe fohn Hop?
kins Uniw-rsity-f Baltimore, has presented.
In behult of the trustees o tbe University,
to the Ameri.-nii Bil.1.- Society, a facsimile of
the Chaldean flood tablet, recently recon?
structed bv Professor Haupt. The tablet is
a plaster east from a modern reproduction
fn c'ny of the so-called [xdubaror Gilgamesh
legend*, commonly known under the Bama
of the Babylonian Nimrod cpi,-. lt cootates
the cuneiform text of the Chaldean aeoOtUSt
of the deluxe, as restored by Professor raul
Haupt. The text IS based on thirteen frag?
ments, which were found during the British
excavations la the valley of the Euphrates
and Tigris and are bow presctTi d in tho de?
partment of oriental antiquities nt the
British museum, London, The casts have
been finished In colored plaster. so M to give
theappaarsace ol a real cuneiform clay tab?
let. The tablet contains, in six columns,
331 lines of cuneiform writing.
BOTH DUELISTS KILLED.
Outcome of An Affray Between Promi?
nent Citiz;us of Georgia.
By f.ir the mont sensitional affray Sauders
i ville has over known bas Just occurred. It
wns a duel to death between two of the most
prominent cttlz ns.
Richard P. Houghton was shot through the
head and Frcl Bawliagsbelow the heart,and
bth died within a few minutes after the
I'or some time there has been bad feeling
between the Boughton and Rawlings families
The members of both families are high
struag, fearless sad Impetuous, sad stan.'.
by their kindred with a devotion that is re?
markable. An insult to one in an insult to all,
and each is quick to resent any insinuation
or reflection that may ba cast upon the char?
acter of a relative.
'I he two famili. I arc related by marriage.
B. EL Roughton, Mayor ol' Banaersvills, is
brother sad brother ?fa-law to thad.tsgd
young men, having married Fred Rawlings'
A trivial ease before Mayor Roughton. ia
Whioh John BeW?UgS was eh>fendant. pre?
cipitated the encounter.
Rawlings, discussing It.made some retasr'c
! n' nut Mayor Boughton, which reached the
ears of lt. P. Houghton, and after dinner lie
called Rawlings out of thestoreof his cousin,
John Rawlings. They were Standing on tho
c mer. between Bawling*1 drug store and
Adams* grocery More, when they simultane?
ously pulled their pi-tols and began tiring.
It is not known what either ot them said to
provoke the difficulty, as no ons was stand?
ing aear enough to li" ir the , oliver-ite ti. 4
large crowd soon collected, sad the dying
men wera; removed to the rou-of Bawling-'
Roughton wot unconscious and expired iu
a few atlantes, He wa-shot throe timi, be?
tween the left sar and forbead. H.thor
wound would have produced death.
Rawlings was shot twice, one hall entering
just below the heart and the Other ju-t above
the navel. He retained consclousnets bul s
few minutes. Both wera about SS .var- ol
age. aud were among the most popular men
of the town.
THE FAMINE IN CHINA.
Five Hundred Thousand in Distress
Wives and Children Sold
Files of the North china Herald, received
per latest mail, contain account - of the giant
famine in Shansi. [rom which it appears that
In the Kneihna and SnHuan circuits .alone
over 520,000 people have i.a receiving relief
from tho government. The Inhabitants of
more than fifty-seven shows and bsisttS WSW
let nt the commineoment of winter with
hunger staring them In the face. The suffer?
ings of the people ar.- something awful to
witness. The famine wm caused by si
sive rain in some sections and B greet drouth
in others, so that aol B grain Ol any .rup
was harvested, snd, the people haring so
savings, awaited death with folded hand-.
The BtiOOg have tefl their homes, iand the
weak have .li..,l at tlc roadside. Two hun?
dred nnd sixty-two thousand pleats ol gram
have been distributed In Balache, Tonto,
Holinkerh, Chlngshuiho and Kusibna, count?
ing two children as one grown person. The
number of people in distress is estimated at
more than live hundred thou-:ind.
Tho China Island Mission n.Ired B l>*tter
from its missionary In North Bhansi stating
that the death-rate "on the atm t-' bad been
higher than it has been at any time .luring
th.'year. He says: We have distributed in
two and a-half masntbs to live hundred fami?
lies twenty-one tons thirteen hundred-weight
of grain. We have tried to give enough to
keep soul and body .together, so those who
received relief could pull through without
selling wives or children, some wives were
in the market when we commen.1 who are
now in their homes, and we do not know ??(
Q-ie home being broken up in any of the
twenty-one villages where relict was gi voe.
TnE Russians will celebrate with ^reat
pomp at Archangel this month the 203 nnnl
rersiryol the foundation ol tbe empire's
mercantile shipping. It was in that port on
the White sea that Peter the Oreel [ormaliy
laid the keri ,.f [_? iir-t Russian metehMfc
mau in July, H.;y3.