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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., AUGUST 18, 1893.
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n's room. They did not go in, but
AMONG THE SIERRAS,
rv edwabd c. A_i_VRE05.
Thc fat-'e vii .cl- andclrcJonby,
Dip., in bia wild career,
Tl..*:, i (-i-f ri, where tall peaks t< u?h thc sky,
Darts down Borne chasm drear.
Or, from bis uc-iir- loudly scream?,
Defiance In his eye
\ monarch ot tbe upper rie?p.
Through Bil the pathless s'.-y.
Thi river, In its winding way,
Ucelstlesa, deep and strong,
on tbe same, through night and day.
While ages roll along.
Th -.rand old mountains gleam and shine
With everlasting snow;
Beneath, among lb.- dark still pine,
The breezes come and go.
The moon, Ju-rt o'er that frowning crest, ?
Looks down wieth tender light,
'ti ooah to ? ateb till break of morn
And fold tho wings of night.
And every star reveals a truth
O'er all ibis world of strife,
Bright plc m?-fhopa that lead the soul
Vp ta n purer life.
GrxtV words are in each whispering breeze
Thai coola the brow of Time,
.' nd every form that nature wears
r-pcaka of ISi-^ have divine.
A; though ar last this mortal part
S;:ali fada- within the tomb.
We know by faith the pure shall rise
Where flowers forever bloom.
A TERRIBLE SECRET
The Gune of'the More?
EY LEON LEWIS.
"In short," punned Hillington, "they
were as cool as if 1 had simply called to
tell them that a neighbor's cow had
broken into their garden."
"And vou made no impression on the
".Ju't about fach an impression as a
rattlesnake would have made upon her.
She smiled at my tragedy and mocked at
my comedy, all the while regarding mo
with that curious sort of interest she
would have taken in a two-headed calf."
"Yen are incliner to be bitter. I see,
Mr. Hillington," commented Radd.
"But thc facts are still bitterer, Mr.
Moreland," assured the East Indian.
"To sum up the whole situation in a
breath, my advent here has proved a
"Because of some enemy who is oper?
ating secretly against yon? Is not that
"Then who is he?"
"1 can't even Imagine."
"But who do you think he is?"
"I can't so much as offer a rational
"Have you thought of Robinett?"
"Yes; but what can Robinett have
against me, and what can he have heard
to my detriment?"
"Then you do not accuse him?"
"No?nor any one else. All I know is
that my presence hero and my revela?
tions have been discounted hy the mother
and daughter, and that I have no foot?
ing with them~not the slightest!"
"But what do you think of my niece,
now that you have seen her?"
The East Indian moved as uneasih
as if a reptile had crawled over his
"I'm unahle to answer!" he declared.
"My whola1 soul is aflame. Mr. More
land! I'm literally mad, and all the mon
infatuated with her because I realize tha
lhere is not the slightest chance for fai;
means to win her!"
"Indeed!" commented Radd. "A euri
A brief silence succeeded, and thei
"In which room are you lodged?"
"In the one called the ' old dining
room.' lt's thc corner room nearest t'
Radd smiled grimly, and a strange
nervous excitement suddenly became ap
parent in his demeanor.
"How have you pissed the afternoon?
lie asked, with attentive eye and ear t
all his surroundings; "with the ladies?
"Only the two first hours after my ar
rival," replied Hillington. "Then I wen
out for a walk in the grounds; but I db
not go far. for the reason that I db
not wish to take any risks about my bas
"Do you know whether any letter
came down from Doctor Robinett or th
"I do not. The ladies are very re
served, and seemed to be agreed to giv
ine as little information as possible."
"You have seen nothing of those thre
gentlemen, or any one of them?"
"Upon the whole, then, you have bee
decidedly uncomfortable, and have ever
reason to think that your stay here wi
not be a long one?"
Hillington assented, and Radd gre1
more excited, while he fumbled in one (
"The ladies do not know where yo
are at this moment, I suppose?" fc
"No. sir. They think I'm abed. Tl
truth is, I was so infernally disgusti
nnd uncomfortable that I pretended tot
worn out with my travels and asked the
to excuse me."
"You came out the side door, did you!
"And have the key in your pocket?"
"Certainly. I wouldn't leave my ba
gage unguarded a single moment fi
"Who have you seen herc?"
"Only the mother and daughter ar
their two servants, Lottie and Mrs. Ba
nett?thc former a sprightly, goo
natured, rosy-cheeked maid, and tl
latter a model housekeeper, althcrgh i
prim and stiff as a ramrod."
"And you've seen nothing of any mi
"No, with tho exception of a hal
witted lad called Sammy. I understoi
lhat lu- lives in a hut at no great di
lance, which was once occupied hy Y
The gleam in Radd'fl eyes deepened.
He looked searchingly around agai
with the air of a man watching and 1
"Did you hear anything?1- he asked.
"No: did you?"
Instead of answering, Radd suddenly
arose, and caught tho East Indian
around thc neck with a desperate grip.
pressing upon his face a coupif o< hand?
kerchiefs Which had Ueen saturated witt
all tho chloroform they would hold.
Vain and short was the struggle, sc
terribly had Hillington been taken at a
disadvantage, and he soon lay like one
dead in thc hands of his assailant. .
Depositing the helpless figure on thr
ground. Radd searched for the keys lu
wanted, and in another moment was on
his way to th'; Moreland cottage.
Favored alike by thc light Which
svamed out from it and hy thc rapidly
gathering darkness, lie at length stood
looking" into one nf the, windows of the
room which had boen assigned the East
Indian, and in which ti lamp had been
What his eyes sought so earnestly wa?
the visitor's baggage.
"There it is," escaped him.
Agained he loria;el around and lis?
The mother and daughter had evident?
ly just returned from the parlor to their
sitting-room, for a light hadTanished
from the former room only to appear in
Pausing in the concealment of a group
nf bushes barely long enough to assure
himself that his sister-in-law and niece
were in the latter apartment, Radd
glided around the corner of the house
and gained the private door leading to
To enter unheard was a task requiring
time and patience, but Radd was ade?
quate to it, and hy the end of another
minute he had accomplished it in si?
And what wild joy flowed from hi?
eyes and features, as he knelt beside thc
trunk which had so long fixed his atten?
tion and sought for the key to unlock it.
The search was a brief one, and the
trunk was soon opened.
Then began a search of its contents.
A little solid, sole leather trunk did not
fong escape ms attention, and ho drew
it out upon the floor with a wild, thrilling
joy which requires no description.
"Of course it is the one in which
Colonel Ridley placed his two millions
before sailing from India," bethought,
his eyes glowing like live coals, "it
respond* in everyway to the 'little solid,
sole leather trunk' described in the
Colonel's last letter from India. Ah!"
The current of his thoughts snddenly
ceased flowing, and he gasped for breath.
Ho noticed that the seals of thc trunk
were broken, and an awful fear con?
"But of course that does not signify
anything," he argued himself. "Hilling?
ton opened the trunk, of course, as soon
as it came into his possession, but he
bas kept it under his gaze ever since.
The two millions are still here! It only
remains to find thc key which fits this
trunk- and to make usc of it!"
Ho essayed unsuccessfully sevaral of
tho keys in rapid succession, but at
length encountered the right one, and
the next moment thc trunk lay unlocked
All that remained was to unstrap it,
but so weak and nerveless did Radd be?
come under the wild gusts of excitement
sweeping over his frame that it was
nearly a minute before this trifling task
bad been executed.
At last he raised thc lid by a quick,
spasmodic movement, and bent his gaze
And then what a cry escaped him!
Instead of tho two millions he had
hoped to secure, he had under his gaze
a dozen compressed packages of old
DESPERATION' OF THE PLOTTERS.
iff ITU a suppressed cry ol
'jf disappointment, Radd
sprang to his feet and
glared around him.
His intention had been
Ito take the money, trunk
lind all. and bid a long
?gocd-night, not merely tc
bis relatives, but to thc
neighborhood and to Hill?
ington, slipping- off to new
scenes as fast as the litth
sloop of his sister-in-law
,k,?^J which he had seen at an
?hor in an adjacent cove, could beai
Rut ali this scheme, which had b<*ei
growing upon him from the first hour o
bis acquaintance with the East Indian
was now a dream of the past.
What should he do?
His best course, evidently enough, wa
to go back to Agnus Hillington. and tel
him all he had done and all he had dis
Perhaps Agnus would be able to offe
some explanation of the disappearano
of tho money, even if he should bc una
ble to recover it.
Stealing out of tho cottage, hehastenci
to retrace his steps to the grove in whic!
he had left tho East Indian.
He found his associate still insensible
but in such an uneasy stat/- that he ha.
barely time to disarm him. give him
drink of whisky, and bathe his face
when the patient opened his eyes an
drew himself up into a sitting posture,
glaring at the mau before him.
Naturally enough, Hillington's firs
word was a curse, and his first mov<
ment a menace, his hand reaching fo
"Disarmed, eh?" he cried, leaping t
"Patience, my dear fellow," enjoine
Radd. with an energy which had muc
of the appearance of authority. "I"
explain all in a minute. Don't be excite!
or do anything rash, but permit me 1
explain in as few words as possible!"
"Naturally. I have not swallowed a
you have told me about the tragedy <
Cape Town," pursued Radd, "and natu
al^, too, 1 have kept my eyes and ea
open for further information. But
fancied from what you told rae, ar
especially from thc way in which ye
guarded your baggage, that you were tl
happy possessor of a great deal
"Well?" queried Hillington, in a hus!
whisper, and with blazing eyes.
"I accordingly resolved to dose yi
with chloroform, and make a person
investigation of your trunk, with the a
of the keys you had in your pockets."
The East-Indian smothered a curse
rage, and motioned imperatively f
Radd to continue his revelations.
"Well, sir," resumed Radd, "I ha
paid my respects to the little solid so
leather, which you have so carefully i
closed in the big tin-covered trunk, ai
it aloes not contain a dollar!"
Hillingdon glared at the speaker in i
lenee, as if paralyzed.
"Don't make a scene," added Rad
"Don't call up your neighbors, or even
offended with me for what I have don
Every word of abuse you waste on ii
will bc as absurd as useless. What
ow wanted is quick, sharp action. You
ia ve been tricked out of those two mill
3iis by somo enemy, and there's not a
noment to lose if you wish to recover a
The tones in which Radd spoke were
if such a sincere and earnest character
hat Agnus Hillington did not hesitate a
noment to receive these revelations in
ireclsely the same, spirit in which they
"Dill you leave the 'old dining-room'
ocked behind you?" nc asked, with
"No. 1 was in too big a hurry to get
back herc and bring you to your senses."
"Where are my keys?"
"Here they are," handing Hiern oven
?'And my revolver?"
"I hasten to return it/' suiting thc ac?
tion to the word.
'?Gobd. Remain here a moment." en?
joined Hillington. returning his revolver
:o his pocket. "I'll take a look at that
trunk and then come back to you.
He glided away rapidly and in silence,
md was soon at the house. As he turned
the corner nearest to the door of the
i-oom which had been assigned him, he
found himself face to face with Dr. Rob?
"Ah, here you are* Mr. Hillington.''
greeted the Doctor. "I was just woo?
lering where yon could be. Reen taking
>. walk, I suppose, in the cool evening
Hiilington assented in silence, his sur?
prise at encountering the Doctor being
* sort of consternation, and at the same
time extended his hand, but Dr. Robin?
ett did not appear to see it.
"You are coming in, I suppose?"
"Then I will como in b moment, a? 1
have something to say to you'.''
He lcd the way into the East-Indian's
apartment, without awaiting his per
1 mission, and seated himself quietly in
; the first chair he encountered.
"As you will see at a glance, Mr. Hill?
ington,'* continued Dr. Robinett, with
an involuntary sternness of manner, as
he waved his hand toward the East-In
i dian's baggage, "a visit has been mado
bore In your absence!"
"I see as much," returned Hillington,
; with an air of subdued fury, as ho
glanced at the small sole leather, which
Radd had left open. "I have- been
"Robbed isn't the word, sir! It will bo
more just to say that tho two millions
, you had in that trunk have been recoV
(ered for tho owner. The money has
been removed, beyond your roach, and in
Its place have been left those old news
' papers, which now constitute the bulk of
: your personal fortune!"
Hillington did not need to verify tho
j truth of theso words by a personal ex?
I It was easy, from where lie was, to see
; that they were only too true.
Ho sat as if paralyzed.
"Need I dwell upon tho manner ia
' which those two millions came into your
1 bands, Mr. Hillington?" continued the
Doctor, his voice growing sterner with
1 every word. "Shall I reproach you for
I your Ingratitude to the best of eraploy
i ers? Every word uttered in this sense
would be a Word wasted. You are a ter?
rible miscreant. But your claws have
; how been clipped, and you are as power
I less for evil as you are for good. I turn
you loose Instead of sending you to
prison, in order that you may meet your
i punishment elsewhere and at the hands
? of others."
A rumble of wheels was heard for fi
few moments as they reached the side
door, and then they came to a halt.
"There is Sammy and his wagon tr
take you to the landing, with your hag
: gage,"addedDr. Robinett, arising. "Pact
j up and go! Not another minute can yoi
, be permitted to remain in the same
house with Mrs. Moreland and hej
daughter. We cast you out forever!"
The East-Indian arose in a sullet
fury and set about looking up the trunl
which had contained the stolen money
When the task was accomplished hi
raised a window and passed his effect
out In silence, lowering them to thi
i j "1 shall not require the services o
i your Sammy," ho announced, witl
, ! blazing eyes. "I shall make other ar
r "As you choose, sir," returned the Doc
I tor. "We do not care how you go; th
i' essential is that you vanish."
f j "Oh, I'm going, Dr. Robinett!" ex
rdaimed Hillington, in a hissing tone
"A long good-night to you."
And with this he strode from th
apartment, taking care to glide awa
with such secrecy and celerity that, h
could neither bc watched nor follower
"Well, sir?" queried Radd, when the
were again together.
Tbe East Indian attempted to replj
but the words died away in his throst.
"I see you have learned the bittc
truth by a personal inspection," con tin
b j ned Radd. "The money is really gone?
Hillington nodded in silence.
i, j "Of course you acquit me ot bavin
:1 bad anything to do with its disappea
n j ance?"
i, "Yes," gasped the, arch-conspirato
d . "It has fallen into the hands of Robinet
', I havo just encountered him at tl
I house, and he avowed the fact to nu
?t j Who is this man behind us?"
?? j "Ho;s a friend of mine, Walt Hutehlc;
r with whom I have resumed acquaintam
during the afternoon."
"Is he a man to be depended upon?"
"Yes, just as often as you can make
an object for him to be reliable."
"Have you known him a long time?"
"For a score of years, more or less."
"Hutchley? I have, heard Colonel Ba
ton speak of him. Isn't he the man wt
assisted you a long time ago in an a
tempt to abduct Miss Ridley before si
married your brother?"
"The very same, sir."
"And what is he doing herc now?"
rs j "He's hero to assist me in another a
] tempt to bring my sister-in-law to
id j change of views towards me, if his he
au should be absolutely necessary."
if j "I am glad to see you, Mr. Hutchley
oj; said Hillington, facing about and offc
j ing his hand, "and trust you will give r
cj I your aid in tho very serious businc
j now devolving upon me."
)U "I am quite at your service, sir," j
a]! sured Hutchley, "in all cases where r
id : reward is prompt and certain."
j "Thanks. W7e must make an attem
0) to recover the two millions which b
just been stolen from my bedroom!"
"Of course," assented Radd and Hnte
ley, In chorus, both thrilling to t
]'c ! depths of their souls at the East 1
n. ? dian's avowal.
id j "It cannot be far distant at thi? _
ment," pursued Hillington. "since 1 w
?q. j looking at it less than an hour ago, a
| I do not believe that more, than one p
d. lon can have been concerned in itsd
be appearance. I'll soon have it agair.
e. added the East India;;, savagely. "A
ie not only the. cash but the mothar a
j? i daughter. You have spoken repeated
Mr. Moreland, of your intention to bring
Mrs. Moreland to reason. "You meant
ill you said, I suppose?"
"Yes, and more!"
"Then now is our time to act," de
!*lared Hillington, In a husky, passionate
lone. "The scorn of that girl makes me
almost as determined to get, hold of her
ns to recover that money! There's the
sloop In the cove, with all thc necessary
Mores for a voyage of several weeks,
anil there's a horse and wagon nt hand
for the journey to the shore when thc
ladies are once tn our hands!"
"And that's not all," suggested Hutch?
ley. "These women being the niece and
sister of Colonel Barton Ridley, it is tho
??nc greal casonttfej of the situation to
ba ve them at, your mercy. Even if we
should fail to find tho two millions, wc
caa extract a good share of the sum
from the Colonel under the head of
"Right you are, old boy!" cried Radd,
with a sudden influx of excitement.
"Yon have touched the key-noto of tho
whole performance. I'll havo the girl
and the money!"
HR. ROBljElT'fl CONDITION*.
IND now for A good
Such was thc re?
mark with which
Dr. Robinett ro
A turned to Mrs. More?
land and Jessie, af
ler his peremptory
dismissal of Agnus
"I saw Mrs, Bar?
nett and Dottie go?
ing down to tho
bench- so that we have the house quite
lo ourselves-" lie added. "And now for
a good understanding."
Taking from a shelf, where he bad
placed it, earlier, a small portfolio, bo
teated himself beside a round tablo In
the center of the apartment, and mo?
tioned the ladies to draw up their chairs
"About Hillington?" asked the motlier,
complying with thc Doctor's suggestion.
"Certainly not," was the reply. "I
trust we are done with that chap for?
ever, and hope to never have occasion to
I utter his name again. What I now de?
sire to do, with your kind permission,
ladies, is to turn my attention seriously
to thc professional duty which haB been
tb.e 'moving cause' of my visit to Amer?
A heightened color appeared in th'1
Cheeks of the mother and daughter.
"You refer, no doubt," returned Mr3.
Moreland, "to the treatment my brother
has engaged you to give us?"
"Exactly;" and tho Doctor looked as
hopefully as kindly from ono to the
other. "I wish to cure you, and cure
"Rut can it be done, Doctor?"' a5ked
"Done? Of course it can be done," as?
sured Dr. Robinett, with all the ardor bf
an exalted professional zeal, as he opened
his portfolio. "Unless you have given es?
pecial attention to thc recent progress
of medical science, you can have no just
idea of what we are able to accomplish
in this direction. Permit rae to give you
some examples of my cures In this new?
Ho searched a moment in his portfolio,
-hawing out several photographs, one of
which he passed to the ladies.
"Please look at that," ho said, "and
tell me what it is, and what it is like."
"A human hand?" murmured the moth?
er, with a start, as her eyes rested upon
"Or is it the claw of a bird?" question?
ed Jessie, shuddering.
"Well, it is a curious mixture of both."
said Dr. Robinett. "It is the left ha lid
of a lady 1 have treated and cured in
London. Her family originally came
from Switzerland, and it was in that
country, almost four-score years ago,
that one of her forcmothers had the mis?
fortune to see one of her children seised
by an eagle?an event, by the way.
which has happened repeatedly in almost
every quarter of the globo. The child
was rescued by the presence of mind ol
an older girl standing near, but the
mother received such a shock that her
next child was born with just such a
band as I have had the honor of showing
you in this photograph. From that timi
one hand?tbis 'skeleton hand,' 01
'withered hand"?it was called by bot!
names?reappeared in every generatior
nf this family, for the reason that tin
ladies afflicted with it became morbidlj
sensitive about it and dwelt too mucl
"And you cured this hand?" askoc
Mrs. Moreiand, opening her eyes ii
wonder to their fullest extent.
"I did, my dear madam." replied Dr
Robinett, his fine face glowing with ai
intense satisfaction. "Let mc now shov
r you the same hand, as it is shown in i
photograph which was taken after I ha'
concluded my treatment."
He passed a second photograph *
Mrs. Moreland, who greeted it with ai
exclamation of intense astonishment, an
passed it to her daughter.
Ito be continued. |
He "?'aveil Something;.
We meet many peculiar character
in this world. I ran across a mau one
-and he was a man of intelligenc
and a man of splendid family, wealth
and all that?who lost his wife, an
who, in telling me of his bereavemeni
"Well, I will save something out c
the wreck. I can wear her stocking;
Hen here," and ho rolled up his pant;
loons. Sure enough there wei
women's stockings, of line texture an
reaching away above the knee. H
proceeded to explain that he ha
bought her several pairs at $'2 eac
just a week before she died, but si
had never had any use for them, ai*
ho would have to wear them on
though he was sorry he had bougl
The idea was so funny that it wi
all I could do to keep from laughiii
right out, as the saying is; but tl
man was so very serious that I r
pressed the inclination to do so.
told him it was sad, but as long as 1
could save something out of the wro<
by wearing his dead wife's hosiery 1
was not in such a bad fix, but still 1
could not see the ludicrous side of L
narrative.?St. Louis Clobe-Democrc
A Que-lian Answered.
Lecturer (who intends to trace tl
origin of certain dishes and give thc
historical significance)? Now, ladi
and gentlemen, many of vou w
doubtless be surprised at tho questi
lam about to ask: \Vhy do we e
mince pie ?
Voice (from a
auditor) ? Because
we aro fools.
The workmen belonging to the Araaiga
anted Association who were employed in the
^nrDeglo milla nt Pittsburgh, and wont od
trike in sympathy with tba Homestead
triker9, have petitioned tbe Carnegie offl ?
als to give them work again.-The Road
ng Company's offid.rs conferred with bank
iffloials in the coal mining district In refer
nce to getting cum ney with which to pay
he wag s of the miners-The warship
Hinneapolis was successfully launched at the
2ape shipyard, Philadelphia. Miss Lizzie
al. Washburn, it daughter of the Minnesota
senator, performing the christening cere?
mony. Vice-l'resident Stevenson, Secretary
A the Navy Herbert und a number of other
sfflcials from Was ington were present.
Brick and iron smokest rcks in Nantlccke,
Pa., were blown down in a windstorm, and
one mau erushed to death, and several In?
jured -President Cleveland arrived at
('my Gables and will remain there until
September I.-Thomas H. Thornton, pro?
prietor s J. T. Herriok. ttookholder; C. D.
Bil'.ett, cashier j and W. W. Thornton, ex
cashier of tho Thornton Bank, of Shelby
ville, III., which failed last week, were ar?
rested on the charge of embezzlement of the
funds deposited. The complaint was made
by Charles Nixon, a depositor.
The fonndry,corehouso and machine shops
of the Eureka Cast Steel Company, in Ches?
ter, Pa., wero do toyed hy fire. Loss esti?
mated at $20,000 ; covered by insurance.
Tho directors of th) Lehigh Valloy Railroad
dissolved the l<n?e of the loal to the Read'
lng and roassumod possession of tho prop?
erty.-John A. McCenvil, of Pine Bluf!,
Ark., committed suicide in his room nt the
Union Hotel, in Chicago, by sho ting binl
60.f in tbe bead. Ho wns knowa to be a
gambl.-r, and it is thought ho committed the
act in tx fit of despondency.-The Fort
Titt Tanneries, belonging to Owen Shetk ak
Co., and the office? and warehouses of the
Consolidated Iron Company, at Raaiiin
Statin, Pa., were totally akstroyed by Ara
Over 1,500 cords of bark and large quantities
i of 1 ather and hi Ice in Ihe tannery wero de
| stroyed, while In the wire works 12.000 ree's
of barbed wire, 30.010 kegs of nails and a
large quantity of merchant wire, staples and
like product were melted together. Ihe low
will reach | 25,000.-Fred A. Hoffmun
; jumped from ihe roof of his uncle's house,
! No. 8 Granville street, in Pittsburg, and died
! nlmo t instantly. He was a native of Butler,
and had just left the insane asylum aftei
eight weeks' treatment. It was thought he
was entirely well. Engaged in farming, he
some time ago got iuto business difficulties
which effected his min'. Re igious meian
cholla was the form it took aud at Butler hi
tried to dr.wn himself. He loav s a wldov
and two children.
Governor Jone?, ot Aiaoamo, issued i
proclamation establishing a quarnntin
against Flor;da on account of yellow feve
prevailing there.? George Shlras. father c
tho Supreme Court juf.tice,dicd in P.ttsburg
-Mr. George C. Thomas has resigned as
director of the Lehigh Valloy Rrillroad, o
account of tho great pressure of Lusiness c
Drexel AC-., which now absorbs his fu 1 ai
tcntion, owiug to tbe death of the lute Mi
i Drexel. The a rectors have accepted hi
resignation with regret.-Flrecnusjda lo;
of about $25,000 in Irwin at Stinson's carpi
mill luilding, nt Mascher and Futnam street
! Philadelphia. The manufacturers who su
I tnined damage are G. W. Lord. Hugbi
! Manufacturing Company, Robinson A Ha
; nnl E. Magnum.-Eight LundreJ mine
J employed by the Kansas Coal Company, i
j Ardn.ore, Mo., went out on a sympathet
! strike.-Tho freight steamer Grover Clev
j an 1 was burned lo the water's edge at Ne
; Orleans. She was valued at 812,033.-Jac<
i Bond, president of the defunct Ban'* of Coi
j land, Neb., was arresteJ, charged with i
coiviug deposits after the bank was known
i be insolvent. _
CnoLEBA returns show no diminution
the dis rase in Russia.
Tue danger from Chokra in Austria
6aid to be greater than last year.
Earthquakes and floods have caused hea
loss of life aud p operty in Styrii*., Austria.
China DM sent a defiant answer to Rus"
concerning thu occupation of the Pamirs
'J he imperial board of health deny thc i
port that a caso of cholera occurred a f<
days ago in Berlin
Field Hans?Ii Baron von M~-*kl b
been appointed Austr.an imperial minis!
of war in pince of Baron von Bauer, w
Seventy members of tho Puris Labor E
chango were fined fifty francs each for ?
fusing to comply with tho law regulati
Gen. E. Calleoa, Inspector-general of
tilk-ry and engineering, has Leen appoinl
governor-general of Cuba, to succeed I
late Ganeral Arais.
The convention of the P .rnelbte party,
Dublin, has dec ared against tho pres
home-rulo bill because of tho restrict!!
placed upon the Irish legislature.
The international socialist congress
jectcd u resolution off red by Norweg
delegates tbat a universal strike be sta
immediately alter a war is declared.
Mks. Jake Metieii, of Boston, M.vs..
tempted to commit suicide in tho Ri
Heney by jumping from a ferry-boat ply
between Liverpool aud birkenhead.
Tue International Socialist Congress
proved the establishment of an eia-bt-h
worUing day. Tho delegates agreod to i
tate for the holding of an Internati ju il c
gross to Hettie the ques'.ion.
The conference of finance ministers of
states compos ng tho German empi.o
nt Frankfort to doviso means of incre.it
; taxation to meet tho increased expr
necessitated by the army bill.
The report that a number of arrests b
j boen rnndo at Barranquilla and tarthay
| of men alleged to havo been implicated
conspiracy to blow up the Cuartels in tl
places with dynamite, is generally doul
in Panama. _
The Vatican has caused inquiries to
made in tho United States ns to Ihe Imp
sion produced by tho Pope's letter to Ol
nal Gibbons. It ls said taut tho Pope
pressed contentment with the result.
The Massachusetts school-ship Enterp
which has beeu lying off Soutbampto:
several deja, sailed for Lisbon,
A Day's Happenings As Told
By the Wires.
VIRGINIA AT THE FAIR.
Mr. Charle*s Saunders Takes Rough
On Rats^Bank of Big Stone Cap
Closes Its Doors-Populists
Plans--lg Fire In Pulaski.
-A Probable Murder.
. 1 he Virginia Building in tho exposition
grounds is erected upon lot No. 40, which ls
adjacent to the Pennsylvania, North Caro?
lina and Wi st Virginia Buildings. It is, as
ne%r aa the topography of the ground would
permit, nu exact representation of the Mount
Vernon nv.usion, in Fairfax county, near
Wr.shlugton city, the building In which
George Washington lived and died, lt carno
into his hands irom hislrother, Lawrence
Washington, and was bu lt in the early j art
of the Inst century by his father. The main
building is 9i by 32 feet, two stories and an
attic, and a two-s-t iry portico, with lnrge
columns extending along the whole front,
being 94 feet lon.-, 18 feet high nnd 14 feet
Ihe portico extends up to tho cornice of
the roof, has an ornamental rail ng around
Ihe top and is furnished with settees ulong
the whole length m xt the wall. There are
two colonnades luoning bach ftom each
wing of the I lidding lo the re.ir, ubout 20
feet long, >Ji feet wide and ll Icet bigb,con?
necting Mah with a ouc-and a-hnlf-t-tory
e ructure 4' by 20 feet. These were called
tho d' ppndcncits. Altogether there are
twenly-fivd room in the t tract ure. On the
(Pet snd ss-ronl floors of the main building
there are eight rooms, in the attic six, and in
each of tho d<*p-n leueics four rooms. The
largest rooms in the building are thevauquet
hall, 31 by 22 f. -art, nud tho lil vary, 16 by 19
feet, the main entrance hall, Washington'?<
chamber, in which bo died, upon th* second
door, und Mrs. Washington'scbumber, in the
attic, to which sh-- removed after her hus?
band's death and which she occupied during
the remainder of her life oa aooount of ita
being the only room In the houso wh ch
looked out upon his tomb.
The apartments average upon the first
floor 17x17 feet, upon the second floor 17x13
f*ct. The height of tho first story is 10 feet
2 inches ; of the second, 7 feet ll laches ; ol
tbe attic. 6 feet 9 inches Th-' distance from
tbe ground floor to tho top of the cupola is
As far as could be done, the building wa
furnished with articles collected from al
parts of the State, tbe heirlooms of old Vir
ginia families, and with portraits of the same
character. Whatever was lacking in furn
idling the luildin ,vith articles of this char
r< acter was supplied with furniture made aite:
la tbe same old lasbion. The building is pre
s ? sid-rd over by tho lady assistant of the Vir
ut ginia board, Mrs. Lucy Preston Boale, t
daughter of the late Hon. William Ballan
j~ Preston, a member of President Zachary
?s Taylor's cabinet. She is abo a granddaugh
,11 J ter of General Preston, a former Gov.vno:
~i of Virgin o. Sho has for attendants a num
\t\ ber of Virg'nia negroes, tho Luildiug thu
lc present ng tho picture in every particular o
e- an old Virginia home of the colonial period
w Altogether, the buiidin.% with tbe furniture
)b te unique and unequaled in its character nm
?t- appointments by any structure on th
to Tbe contents of the Virginia Building ar
o" an interesting c araoter. particularly t
Virginians. Among these content* may b
named the following: Marble Statuary
Andromache nnd Astynnax, by Edward Vu
ftutiuo, of Richmond, nnd '?Thc Blind Girl,
by tho same gifted artist; two portraits i
ol, Miss Cooke, Roanoke, oil painting
"America Four Hundred Years Ago," Mis
Price, Price's Fork :'Ts-ycha Studying Kl
lure." and "Dogs," (crayon,^ Miss Mable 1
Llghtuer, Staunton ; "Unexpected Meetiu
Between Boy and Frog," Miss Poyntz, Slam
ton, (this young lady is a deaf mute and di
tbe work with the left hand ;] silk embroil
ery. "Landing of Columbus," Miss Jessie i
Vogel, Roanoke ; embroidery, centre-piece
Miss L. T. ,Vattics, Alexandriea -embroider
linen bankerchief, Miss M. O. Flar.ty,Carre
county ; doylies and dish pieces, embroider!
in linen, Miss Ellie Pend'.mon. Danville ; e:
broidery, Miss Archibald Aiken, Danvill
embroidery. Miss Yates. Danville ; silk qui
Miss Rebecca. Leigh, t harioltesville: si
quilt, Miss M. E. Blake. Berry ville ;embroi
ered pillow, Mrs. Albert D. Robinson, Ale
andria ?. feather cloak, (wild turkey, i Mrs.
H. Burkhart, Elliston ; chamber suit. Mill
Manual Labor School, Croz.'t; meta! cloe
Butha Zinc Works, Pulaski; two hnndsot
still-life pictures by Mis* Mattie Konue i
Marion ; thirteen views of University of V
ginia ; bust of Washington, by rowers.
Took Rough on Rats
Mr. Charles B. Saunders was found dc
in his room at his father's residence, li
Grove avenue, Richmond, having commit!
suicide by taking Rough on Batt,
The deceased, who was only about
yenrs of age, was alouo iu the house,
father aud mother being in Rad ip rd, win
the former is very ill, and the only otl
person on thc premises wai* tx colored ir
named Isaac Mencer, who had a room in
Mencer was in the habit of doing errai
for Saunders, anl the unfortunate yoi
mnn while lying in bed, sent Mercer out
purchasa a box of Rough on Rats. He s
be wanted the poison to kill roaches. M
cor made tho purchase ns eirected and
livered it about, 3 o'clock. Some two ho
afterward, Mencer received nt tho front d
a tel<wam for Saunders, which he took u
him.'Wo wns then apparently all ri'
Tho telegram proved to bo from Buf
Lithia Springs anl told him not to oo
alluding, lt ls understood, to n positioi
tbat place that ho had applied for.
After the delivery of the telegram nott
moro was seen of young Saunders until i
day. Mencer, accompanied by a little so
Policeman Foster, from whose fai
Saunders took his meals, went up to
saw him lying on tho bed, and suspecting
something wrong tho lad reported the matter
to his father. Mr. Foster immediately wont
to the room nnd discovered that Saunders
Coroner Taylor wns summoned, aud And?
ing every evidence that the young man had
taken u largo dose of Rough ou Rats deemed
an inquest unnecessary. Tho body waa
turned over to friends.
Forced to Close Its Doora.
After having paid out about .*10,090 in th?
last month to meet a steady drain on Its re?
sources, the Bank of Big Stone Gap was
compelled to closo Its doors, and W. M.
McEiwee, Jr., tho former teller wns made
assignee. No blame ls attached to any of
the officers of tho bank, ind it has been due
to tha ha d work of Howard Bullitt, thu
cos'-tor. nud his strong personal connections
that tho b rik has so long beam able to
weather the storms of the past three years.
Mr. MeKlwee says that iu Fotruary, 1890,
tho bank bal $290,000 deposits nnd loans ot
1225,000. This, was tho high tide. In May
or Juue ono depositor, tho improvement
company, paid out ?? 50,00 > on tho furnace,
and by December, 1891, finances began tu
tighten up over tho a'ountry, ami afTocteil th?
bnnk very seriously -*o much so that tho de?
posits continued filling off, till now thero
are only ?15,000; but tho loans have also
been rcdiiee 1.
The deposiiors will undoubtedly be paid in
full, aud as the capital stock is only *?44,000
the stockholders may get par, but much de?
pends upon tho value of collateral and au
improvement In business. Tito hlllhUM nf
the town wiil bc done by tho other bank, tho
Appniachiuu. which, in fcpite of failures nt
\biugdon and Bristol, enjo s the confidence
*f tho community, aud is constantly receiv
ng now deposits. Its president. W. A. Mc?
Dowell, report, that be Ins o i bani, 83 per
cent, of lils deposits iu cash and the other 15
ia so arr.-uig-d that ho eau get it by wire
A Big Fire In Pulaski.
Fire broke ont about 6 o'clock in tho morn?
ing in tho largo building of Miller 4 War?
den on Comnicre*o avoi.u-*. Pulaski. Smoke
was pouring out of thc building. In a few
minutes the tire company was on hand, and
for some hcur or more turew a great deal of
water upon the houss aud through all
three stoies at the end of which timo the
Aro was entirely extiuguished.
E. B. Hatcher & Co., clothiers, occupied
the entire ground floor, and their $10,000
6tock on hand was almost cntlreiy lost.
Miller nnd Warden occupied the second floor
aud tho Odd Fellows and other secret so?
cieties occupied tho third floor. Tbe second
and third floors were but little injured. Tho
damage to the houso is estimated at some
17.000 or ?8,0 0. Insurance on the building
for tS,1"00, nnd Hatcher at Co., also have
$5,000 insurance with B. E. Watson, iusur
-nc* agent hero. The cause of the fire ll
A Probable Murder.
louis Austin and Harvey Austin two
negroes, havo beeu placed in Newberne jail
for thc robbery of nnd attempt to murder an
o'd tramp of a beggar near New-River
bridge. The old man ls about 75 or 80 years
old and a stranger, from Ohio, and ls said to
bo named John Jones or Jonas. He was
blind in ono eye before tho burt nud very in?
firm, and Saturday morning was'found about
half a mile from New-River Bridge near the
public road and within 200 yards of the
house of Mr. Ritter, lying on the ground
with Loth eyes terribly beaten. He said
two negroes young men or boys had done lt
and robbed him of $20, und identified these
prisonets, whose gun was found with the
stock fresh broken. They were put in jail,
summary punishment being threatened by
some of the citizens.
The Virginia populists will p opnbly not
open their campaign actively until the com?
mittees of the House of Representatives shal'
bave been named and preliminary work on
tbe financial questions b'gun. Gen. Jame*
B. Weaver will next week visit <iener.il Field
at tho latter's home, in Albemarle, and will
nccompnny his host on a little speaking tour
through that portion of the State. The two
will stop at Staudardsville, Culpeper. Madl
ison. and on the 28th be nt Orange. On Sep?
tember 4tb, which is Albemarle court day,
th se two populists will spevk at Charlottes?
ville. These speeches were arranged belora*
the recent meeting of the executive com?
mittee and are not under its direction.
Flux Epidemic In the Southwest.
It is reliably reported that tho flux baa
made its appearauco in Wisc, Dickenson,
and Buchanan counties nnd the border
counties of Kentucky, iu niauy instances
proving fatal. In 1885 tbis disease raged iu
Scott and Lee counties. Whole families were
Fwept away, and so dreadful did it become
that a member of the Red-Cross Society was
sent to Scott county to investigate tbe con
tagon. He returned completely nonplussed
and to tbis day has given no satisfactory ex?
planation as to the cause of the epidemic.
Beginuing earlier this year than it did last,
it is feared its ravages will be more dread?
It is stated that trouble is likely to grow
out of thc extreme proceedings of the court
martial at the Whitt Sulphur Springs and
the dishonorable dismissal of Private Rld
dick, oi the Portsmouth Rifles, from the
Fourth Virginia Regiment. The action of
the court is bitterly denounced by many in
Portsmouth, and an appeal will be taken.
Tho matter of petitioning the Legislature
for authority to organize- nn independent
volunteer battalion is already un.ler discus?
As Far'ey Hughs, a young man living near
Locust Limo, was returning home from Coe
boru, ho was shot by some unkowu person,
inflicting iv serious wound in his hand.
Youug Hughs lives ou tho Sinking-Creek
road, and ns ho was crossing over into the
road from a field two men rode by and fir d
at him and then fled. No information can
be obtaiued ns to who the parties were.