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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., AUGUST 25, 1893.
TheGurse of the More?
BY LEON LEWIS.
CHAPTER XIII. -(Continued.)
""Why, what a change!" exclaimed
Jessie, as a strange flush mantled her
face. "One could hardly believe it is the
"And hetti is tho latest descendant ol
this long line of unfortunate?," said the
Doctor, as he handed out a third photo?
graph. "This sweet child is now in her
third year. As you will see by her por?
trait, there is nothing whatever thc mat?
ter with her hands. It is a pleasant
thought for me, ladies, as I recall the
history of this family, and remember hov?
tho 'curse' of this deformity has been
traditional for generations, to feel that I
have put an end to this 'curse' forever!"
"It is indeed a glorious privilege to be
able to do such things, Dr. Robinett,''
said Mrs. Moreland, with an intense in?
terest and wonder. "But do you really
believe you can do for us what you have
done for this poof lady?"
I "I not only believe it, ray dear madam,"
assured the Doctor, "but I know it!
from all your brother has told me, I am
"convinced that your case would be far
Jess difficult than that of the lady now
"Oh, if it might be so!" breathed Jes?
sie, with an intensity of feeling that
brought a suspicious moisture to the
eyes of the good Doctor. "Oh, if it
"Hut it can be and shall be, if you say
tho word," declared Dr. Robinett, em?
phatically. All you have to do is to
place yourselves unreservedly iu my
hands and accept ray conditions."
The mother and daughter consulted
each other with earnest and yearning
"Of course we would like to bo cured,"
then declared Mrs. Moreland, with an
almost tremulous eagerness. "It would
Ix like a new lease of life."
"Nay. mamma, it would bo a new
birth itself," cried Jessie. "If I could
be-rid of thi? affliction, I should feel that
I bad i.ever lived till now."
''The cure is knock hg at your door, if
you are ready to take it in," assured the
old Doctor, with a kindly air which had
already endeared him to the mother and
daughter, causing them to feel that they
had in him a devoted friend. "You have j
only to accept ray conditions."
"May I ask what those conditions :
are, Dr. Robinett?" asked Mrs. More- :
'and, after again exchanging a few ear- j
nest glances with her daughter.
"They aro four in number," returned |
the Doctor, with a sigh of relief. "The
first of them is that you will unreserv?
edly accept my assurance that I can cure
"That we can certainly do, Doctor,"
declared Mrs. Moreland, "after tho
proofs you have given us of your skill.
* "an we not, Jessie?"
"Wo can, mamma. I already believe
and feel that Dr. Robinett can cure us!"
"Then one of my four conditions is
already accepted," commented the Doc?
tor, with a smile of encouragement. "The
second is that you will obey my direc?
tions and conform to my Instructions?
in a word, that you will do as I tell you!"
"This, too," declared Mrs. Moreland,
without an instant's hesitation, "seem9
to me to be a very reasonable demand.
Am I not right, Jessie??
"You are, mother," was the girl's re?
ply. "This obedience is tacitly recog?
nized between every doctor and his pa?
tients, whether any especial mention is
made of it or not."
"Then you will both accept this second
?condition?" demanded Dr. Robinett,
looking from one to the other.
"We will," replied Mrs. Moreland, and
the promise was repeated by Jessie.
"Good,"commented the Doctor. "This
brings us to the third condition, which
19 that I must be allowed to bring into
the case another doctor, whose aid i?
absolutely necessary in the treatment.
In other terms, I must be allowed to
have an assistant."'
The mother and daughter again con?
sulted each other with their eyes.
"You say this assistant is absolutely
necessary, Dr. Robinett?" then asked
"He is," replied the Doctor. "It takes
two of us to give the treatment success?
"Then, of course, we must give our as?
sent to this third condition," decided
Mrs. Moreland. "Is lt not so agreed and
"It is, mother," replied Jessie. "But
allow me to ask, Dr. Robinett, who will
be your assistant?"
"I have selected Dr. Wyeville."
This announcoment seemed to drive
every trace of color from the girl's face.
"Oh, no, 110'" she protested, with a
voice anC mien expressive of terror. "I?
I can never permit Yance Wyeville tc
learn my secret."
"Nonsense, jny dear child," returned
the Doctor, energetically. "Vance is as
well aware of your secret at this moment
as I am, or as you are yourself. He and
I have talked about it for hours since
Jessie could only st ire at the speaker
with the dumbness of consternation.
"Can this really be so?" faltered the
mother, who seemed at fi loss, to decide
whether to be pleased or angry.
"It is only too true, madam," assured
the Doctor, emphatically. "Nor is thal
all. Vance has in his library a book by
your humble servant in which your case
is fully described."
"Our case?" gasped Mrs. Moreland,
turning paie with surprise. "In a book,
did you say?" , <0"
"In a volume I wrote years ago, my
dear Mrs. Moreland." %
"But how could you know anything
about us years ago,Dcx tor?" asked Jessie,
in breathless wonder.
"Why, thc facts wer.3 given me by you*
old doctor, the predecessor of Vance
Wyeville," explained Dr. Robinett,
"and I deemed it a duty to my profes?
sional brothers and to tbe cause of hu?
manity to publish a resume of the case
In my volume. We doctors are blamed
occasionally for doing these things, but
we think that all fair-minded persons
will excuse us."
"And Vance knows all?" queried
Jessie, as the warm tide of life in her*
veins surged tumultuously back to her
"Everything!" declared Dr. Robinett.
"And what does be think?"
"His one thought is to cure youl*
"Ile?he doesn't despise mc?"
"Despise you? Why should he?" arid
thc torc of the old Doctor, like thc light
In his eyes, grew almost tender. "His
heart is so full of love for you that there
is no room in it for any other sentiment.
A glorious doctor and a splendid young
fellow is that Wyeville! He'll yet reach
the top of thc ladder, especially if you
will be his assistant in thc race of life,
my dear Miss Jessie. Let mc hope,
therefore, that you will allow me to call
this young man to my aid, and that my
third condition is fully and heartily ac?
"What do you say, mamma?" asked
Jessie, as red as a peony, turning ex?
citedly to Mrs. Moreland.
"I leave tue whoie matter to you, my
"Well, it seems to me that our sensi?
tiveness has been a little overdone, if our
'case' has been liguring in medical
works for years past! Let's have the
game as well as the name, and get cured
as soon as possible!"
"All right, Jessie," said tho mother,
with a profound sigh of relief. "Wo will
accept the Doctor's third condition. And
now for the fourth and last!"
"The fourth and last," announced Dr.
Robinett, with a smile of contentment,
"will not worry you iu the 'east. It is
simply that you will allow us to put you
to sleep under our operations when it is
wise to do so. Some of these operations
??.re painful and prolonged, and it is bet?
ter for you to know nothing about them
until they are over!"
"Of course we will accept your views
in this respect, as in all the others," re?
plied Jessie, after receiving a little nod
of assent from her mother. "From this
moment, therefore, Dr. Robinett, you
will please consider that we are your pa
"And Dr. Wyeville's also, remem?
ber; that being an essential feature of
our agreement?" queried tho Doctor.
"Well, yes?Dr. Wyeville's also," re?
plied Jessie, a tender glow appearing In
her eyes and on her features,
"Then permit me."
The Doctor arose briskly and placed a
light in one of the windows, after rais?
ing the curtain and opening the blinds.
"What's that for?" asked Mrs. More?
"That's a hint to my young assistant
to come," was the answer. .
"What! he is near us?" cried Jessie.
"He has been near us for hours," re?
plied the Doctor, "busying himself with
very important matters, of which I wil)
?peak to you later. I think he's absent
just now on a trip to Port Norris, but Ul)
leave the light in the window so that b<>
will come to us as soon as he gets back."
A sound of footsteps was heard at this
moment, rapidly approaching.
"Ah, there he comes, you sec," added
the Doctor, hastening toward the en?
trance. "I will give him admittance."
THE ENEMY IN POSSESSION.
S Dr. Robinett reach?
ed the door, which had
j* been locked, as a pre
^^.yNi ??*W cautionary measure
-^ there came a hasty and
energetic tug at it.
"One moment," he
called, smiling at what
he supposed to be the
Unlocking the door
and drawing it open,
the Doctor was sur?
prised to seo Radd
Moreland press quick?
ly past him into the presence of
the mother and daughter.
"Ah, here you are, my dear
relatives," was Radd's greeting,
with a nod of recognition as he
threw himself into a chair.
"Glad to see you again! Hope
you're quite well, and must say
rou look it. Did you not receive ray re?
cent letters, in which I announced that I
tvould soon do myself thc honor of calling
upon you? But I see by your welcoming
-miles that such is indeed the case. How
lo vou do?"
He appioached each of the ladies in
turn, extending his hand, but tiny
shrank from him as from an embodied
"What! You decline to shake hands
with rae or extend to mo thc welcome
lue a long absent and esteemed uncle
ind brother-in-law?" he cried, as a flush
)f anger overspread his face. "You're
'.oo good to speak to me? What in the
world are we coming to when human
affection and brotherly love are at such
i discount? Such conduct is calculated
to bring the 'briny' to my eyes, although
I am by no means addicted to weeping.
!>ncc more, how do you do?"
He again moved abruptly toward the
mother and daughter, extending his
hand, but again they avoided him, Jessio
taking refuge in an adjacent pantry
while her mother retreated behind the
"Come, come, Mr. Moreland," ex?
claimed Dr. Robinett, sternly, in re?
sponse to an appealing dance he had re?
ceived from his new patients. "Thia
?ort of conduct cannot be tolerated an
nther moment. You must comprehend
at a glance that you aro an intruder and
that tin! ladies do not wish to say a word
"Well, what have you to do with that,
sir?" demanded Radd, furiously, as ho
turned and confronted the Doctor. "Do
you wish to come between me and my
deal relatives? Is it any part of you;,
trade to promote family broils? Attend
to your own business, sir, and leave me
In peace, or you will regret it!"
"Enough of all this, Radd," spoke up
Mrs. Moreland, in a very firm voice, al?
though she was deathly pale. "You do
not need to be told that we are done with
you forever, and that you must refrain
from intruding upon us, or we shall in?
voke the law against you. Leave us on
"I sha'n't do anything of the kind,
thank you," retorted Radd. "I am here
At this moment Dr. Robinett took the
tjBiruder by the arm with no gentle
"You have heard all Mrs. Morland has
t<> sa> to you," he observed, with a ges?
ture toward thc door. "You must go."
"I'll go when I get ready," returned
Radd. more furious than ever, "and I'll
fix a date as soon as I have taken a little
He produced a flask of whisky and in?
verted the same between his lips, allow
in-' nearly half of its contents to gurgle
down his throat.
"Now, then," he exclaimed, with a
sullen gleam in his eyes, as he returned
his Reek to his pocket, "take notice that
f am 0:1 the warpath, and that I am go?
ing for a choice collection of scalps!"
By a quick, unexpected movement, as
he ceased speaking, he swung a chair
violently, bringing it down upon the
head of Dr. Robinett with such force 89
to leave his victim stretched apparently
lifeless at his feet.
Tho shrieks of terror with which Mrs.
Moreland and Jessie flew to the Doctor's
side did not deter the intruder from
brandishing his chair above their heads.
"Silence, both of you," he enjoined,
menacing them. "The least noise from
you and I'll kill all three of you! If you
want war, you shall have it to your
heart's content! Silence!"
His mien was so terrible that tho
mother and daughter did not dare offer a
word of response, but busied themselves
with stanching the blood which flowed
from an ugly cut over the Doctor's right
"There! that's raore like it!" cried
Radd, lowering his chair and bounding
to tho door, which he opened. "Come in,
boysl We're already in full possession of
the field, Just as I promised you we
would be! Come in!"
As he came oack into the sitting-room,
the mother and daughter were horrified
to see that he was followed by Agnus
Hillington and Walt Hutchley.
They arose in terror, retreating into
the most distant corner of the apart?
"The first step is to bind the Doctor'9
hands behind him," suggested Radd,
with a gesture toward the motionless
figure on the carpet. "He is not seri?
ously injured?merely stunned?and
he'll be on his feet again in a minute if
you do not bind him,"
"Leave him to me," proposed the East
Indian, with a gleam of vengefulness at
the unconscious physician. "I'll soon
put it out of his power to interfere with
our little performance!"
Ho suited the action to the word, and
then turned his burning and venomous
gaze upon Mrs. Moreland and Jessie.
Until now they had stood as if par?
alyzed, as indeed they were, by the in?
tention of the three plotters, but now
Jessie caught up a chair and hurled it
into the window nearest her, dashing
out half of its sash and glass, while she
uttered a wild scream for assistance.
"Enough of that!'* cried Hillington,
seizing her by the throat and reducing
her to instant helplessness. "Another
cry 'like that and I'll strangle youl
Quick, Radd! We must bind them!"
Thc task was quickly accomplished,
despite the desperate resistance of the
mother and daughter, and the three
conspirators remained entirely the mas?
ters of tho situation.
"There!" proposed Rillington, as he
turned away from the helpless trio on
thc floor, "let us ransack the house in
quest of the treasure, and get away with
lt as soon as we find it, taking the
mother and daughter with us! Livelyl
The game is now all our own!"
In another moment the trio were busy
with their search for the missing treas?
ure, scattering to every part of the
At least half an hour was consumed in
this quest, but not tho least hint of
eventual success rewarded their efforts.
The savage and disgusted mood in
which they at length returned to the sit?
ting-room can be imagined.
"It would take us all night to search
the walls and floors thoroughly," de?
clared Hillington, with a curse, "and it
would bo a fool's game to leave the pris?
oners here longer, Wo had better take
them to that sloop in the cove without
another moment's delay."
"Tho Doctor, too?" queried Hutchley.
"Especially the Doctor," returned the
East Indian, his eyes flashing venge?
fully. "He certainly knows what has
become of that money, and I'll extract
the secret from him, even if I have to
build a fire under him to get it. Let us
take all three of them to the woods. Do
you know, Moreland, where that horse
and wagon are kept?"
Radd hastily assented.
"Then get them here as soon as you
can," enjoined Hillington. "Hutchley
will go with vou. Hurry!"
CALLED TO ACCOUNT.?CONCLUSION.
RE another move
m e n t could b e
made, however, or
another word ut?
tered, the door of
was thrown vio?
lently open from
without, and a
ure bounded into
the midst of the
a revolver in ono
hand and a light?
ed lantern in the other.
At the sight of the new comer, Radd
Moreland tumbled backward upon a
lounge, which came opportunely in his
way, clasping his hands to his head and
writhing in horror.
"Curse the luck, I've got 'em gain!" he
shrieked, glaring at thc figure which had
so unexpectedly appeared to his gaze.
"It's that infernal phantom. It's 'The
His cry was succeeded by a still wilder
exclamation from the lips of Agnus Hil?
lington, who had recoiled to the wall, as
before a deadly apparition, and stood
cowering in the wildest bewilderment
"The Colonel!" he gasped. "Colonel
Ridgley! Alive, and here!"
His teeth literally chattered.
"My brother! Oh, my brother!" came
from Mrs. Moreland, In a voice of inex?
pressible joy and thanksgiving! "Safely
with us at last! Thank heaven!"
And then her gaze, like that of her
daughter, passed to the stern faces of
two men who, revolvers in hand, had
come into thc room at the heels of the
man who had been so excitedly and vari?
"Mr. Wyeville," cried the mother.
"Oh, Vance!" breathed Jessie.
As if by one impulse the three new?
comers hurled themselves upon the three
conspirators, who went down like mush?
rooms before cannon-balls, and in less
than a minute were placed beyond the
power of further mischief.
"Oh, my darling!" cried Vance, as he
hastened to the release of Jessie.
"What a horrible situation to find you
in, my dear friend!" exclaimed Mr. Wye?
ville, as he gave his best attention to
"The fiendish brutes! What have they
done to my dear Doctor?" was the ex?
cited query of Colonel Barton Ridley?
for the leader of the new-comers was,
indeed, the famous millionaire merchant
from India?as he bestowed his earnest
care upon Dr. Robinett.
Need we dwell upon the joyous and
excited scene which succeeded?
It is only too easy to realize how Jes?
sie was gathered to the heart of Vance
Wyeville when he had released her from
the bonds which held her captive.
Only too easy to comprehend with
what tender respect Mr. Wyeville raised
Mrs. Moreland from the Aod> and led
her to a chair, seating himself beside her.
Just then, too, as Colonel Ridley cut
his old friend clear, the Doctor recovered
his senses, and hardly needed tho kindly
assistance that was given him to get
npon his feet and be seated.
And, then, what joyous greetings all
around! What glad exchange of thought
and feeling! What happiness and hopel
For nearly a quarter of an hour the
three conspirators were as much forgot?
ten by all the other actors in the scene
as if they had never existed.
But at length the gaze of Col. Ridley
?ame back to the blanched face of the
robber and assassin who had so cruelly
requited the affection and kindness of
which he had for years been thc object.
"Of course you arc surprised, Agnus
Hillington, to see me come back to you
in this manner?like ont. from the grave
?but there Is nothing very singular
about it," explained tho Colonel, as stern
of voice as of mien, as his glances played
like lightning upon the features of his
miserable captive. "Tho blow you gave
me has left a scar I shall carry to my
grave," and he raised his hand to a livid
mark on his temple, "but it merely ren?
dered me unconscious, and in less than a
minute after you left me for dead on the
fands ill Cape Town, after enticing mo
there with my two millions, under pre?
tense of a conspiracy on the. yacht, I was
rescued by my faithful Hindoos, Tippoo
and Rettie, who had followed us without
Agnus Hillington writhed in his bonds,
but he did not need to ask a single ques?
tion, the whole story of the Colonel's de?
liverance from his murderous machina?
tions having been revealed in those few
"Of course most men would havo had
you arrested and punished,"pursued the
Colonel, " but I gave myself the satisfac?
tion of getting at you in a different way.
I waited in Cape Town, with Tippoo and
Rettie, and took a fast steamer, while
you took the slow one, so that I reached
England and America several days
ihead of you. I proceeded direct to The
Elms, of which I took /nstant possession,
with my servants. Tliere is not only a
secret underground entrance to thc
house from the river, but there nre also
secret apartments in thc dwelling, and
hence 1 was able to remain undiscovered.
To Mr. Radd Moreland, to bc sure, I had
tho pleasure of revealing myself on a
certain memorable occasion, but it was
under such circumstances that he took
nie to be a creation of his tremens, and
he has never been ablo to realizo until
now that I am a mortal like himself!"
How intently Radd looked at his "Mr.
Chapman,'" in tho light of those revela?
tions, need not be stated.
"And so we have reached the end of
our littlo games, Agnus Hillington," con?
cluded ihe Colonel, "you in your way.
and 1 in mine. I not only got herc
ahead of you, but I have kept a constant
watch upon you. My one great object
has been, of course, to recover my two
millions, but I have not neglected to put
my sister and niece on their guard against
you, and the upshot of all your wicked?
ness ls that you are now an outcast and
The words were succeeded by a rum?
bling of wheels, and a two-horse carriage,
with lanterns at each end of the forward
seat, came dashing up to thc door.
"We are now going to take leave of
you," exclaimed the Colonel, arising,
"and we do so with the belief and hope
that we are rid of you forever. All I
need add is that we shall leavo instruc?
tions with Sammy to turn you loose about
midnight, and I give you fair warning
that any further grievance we may ex?
perience at your hands will bc promptly
and rigorously punished."
And within five minutes after the ut?
terance of these remarks the Colonel
and his friends were being driven rapidly
away from Egg Island cottage to the
landing, on their wayback to The Elms.
The party included Lottie and Mrs.
Barnett, of course, they having returned
frnm their stroll on the beach in time to
take their place in this departure.
# # * # ? ?
The third night subsequent to these
events, while Radd, Hillington, and
Hutchley were having a carousal in the
humble cabin of the latter, near the
water's edge, there arose one of the most
terrible storms known to the annals of
Lake Michigan, and the next morning
not a single board or timber of the build?
ing was visible. It had been swept away,
with its occupants, of whom no trace
was ever discovered.
But Perry and his friends knew noth?
ing of this catasprophe, and indeed they
had a great deal to think about without
it, for on that night, in thc presence of
Colonel Ridley and Dr. Robinett, Vance
became the husband of Jessie Moreland,
while her mother becamo the wife of Mr.
And just a year later, in the elegant
parlors of Thc Elms, which had been
newly refurnished, the fair Jessie sat
holding a sweet daughter, while Vance
stroked her hair tenderly and contem?
plated that miniature image of his bride
and of himself.
"Yon see," he Paid, with a emile as
proud as gentle, as he lifted and patted
one of the chubby hands of the baby,
"that there ls no 'curse' resting upon
you, as you once told me. I knew then,
as I know now, that there was no oc?
casion for your haunting fears, and hero
is the proof. Dr. Robinett says that
your hands and those of my dear mother
in-law will be sufficiently restored in an?
other month to admit of laying aside all
those gloves and bandages forever.
What more do we need, darling, to fill
the cup of our happiness to overflow?
"Nothing more, my own dear Vance
nothing whatever," assured Jessie, in
all thc radiance of her beauty and glad?
ness, as she raised her lips to thc hand?
some face bending over her. "We are
indeed very happy."
A Weakening Pnraait.
Practical dame?How much are these
Marketman?Sixteen cents a pound,
Practical dame?That seems very
high, but then I know fishing is very
hard on the constitution. Every time
my husband goes he has an awful
headache the next morning.?Good
People who say sharp things often
get the reputation of being blunt,
An attempt to wreck the Philadelphia and
Erie express was foiled, and tho desperadoes
captured.?Health representatives of the
government, state nnd city, united in a pro?
clamation th;;t there is no yellow fever in
Pensacola-?A fire'in B nton, 111..destroyed
seventeo.i business buildings, involving a
less of $150,000.? fcHdle'3 large spoke
works at Mechanicsburg, Pa.,were destroyed
by Dre. Loss %k.0,000.-Dnuicl C. Brinton.
of Philadelphia, w..s ejected president of the
American Association lor the Advancement
of Sdence nt Cae meeting held in Dixon, Wis.
??A cut often per cent, was made in the
wages of the employes of tbo Chicago, Mil?
waukee and St. Paul Railroad Company.
The bonded warehou?e of Jacob Hartzeler,
at Borne, Pa., was destroyed by fire, with ail
Its contents, consis;ing of 650 barrels of
whiskey. Los-. $20,000: iusurance, $15,000.
Origin believed incendiary.-Dr. D. G.
Foster, surgeon of tho Fourteenth Begiruent
N, G. P.. and one of the best known physic?
ians In Wextern Pennsylvania, committed
suicide by bhoo; lng himself in the head at
his home, nt Crafton, Pa. lhere is no known
reason for the dee 1. He leaves a wi.'e and
two children. The deceased was forty-three
years of ago.-Fire destroyed property to
the value of $75,0 0 in Nashville, Tenn.
Fire in the main department of tho Erie As?
sociation houses destroyed a large amount of
fozeu fish nnd Hpplinncts. The Ashil g of
Annie Laurie w..s also barned. Loss, *30,
000 : iusurance about one-half.
Freight engine No. 107, eastbound, on the
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Bal.road,
blew up near Roekabil, O., instantly killing
Engineer Basin, Fireman Roberts and brake?
man Quinn. The track was badly torn up by
the fjree of the explosion.-J. B. Canller,
of Bos on, and David S. Baker and John P.
Gladding, of Rho Io Island, directors of th9
Bost'n and Nova Scotia Coal and Railway
Company, together with the local directors,
have been in Halifax several days endeavor?
ing to secure from ^M Nova Scotia govern?
ment a subsidy of $3,-00 a mile toward the
construction of their proposed railway from
their coal field at Broil Cove, thirty-five
miles to Orangedale. where it would conneot
with the Intercolonial Trunk System.-Fire
destroye i sixteen small frame dwellings ou
Cooper street, Williamsburg.-John W.
< is^ilear, N. A., one of the oldest of Ameri?
can landscape painters, died at Saratoga
Springs of apoplexy at the age of eighty-two
year*.-A mass-meeting was held in St
Louis for the purpose of organizing the
American Railway Union.-Fire destroyed
a block of houses on Broad street, Texarkana,
involving a loss of $10,000.-John F.
Ballantyne, a well-known journalist, died at
St. Luke's Hospital, in Chicago.-The vil?
lage of Arlington, O., is suffering from aa
epidemio of malignant diphtheria, all efforts
to subdue the disease having failed. The
whole town has teen quarantined by the
physicians and authorities.
The schooner Betty M. Lister, from Char?
leston, 8. C., brought three cases of yellow
fever to Philadelphia from ( harlcston.
A passenger train on the Atlantic and Dan?
ville Railroad fejl through a bridge at Mi ton,
N. C., and five persons were killed and seven
injured.-The receiver of the Order of
Unity, in Boston, states that certificate hold?
ers will receive about twenty-five per cent, of
what they put into the concern.-Mr. F. 8.
J. Trabue, the wi'e of a prominent retired
lawyer, of^Frankfort, Ky., was killed Ina
runaway accident near that city. ? The Car?
negie Company, of Pittsburg, has ordered a
reduction of salaries applying to every
officer and employe excepting thos3 working
under wage scales.-Eight thousand ma?
chinists, pattern-makers and other workmen
in the Pittsburg district have been notified
of a reduction in wages.-The Washington
ba1.;ks have declined to receive on deposit
checks for large amounts drawn on New
York banks.-The Union National Bank of
Racine, Wis., closed its doors.-The an?
nual encampment of tbe Union Veteraus'
Union w ;s held in Boston.-Mrs. Helen
Clough, of Saratoga, N. Y., was held to the
gaud jury, on a charge of bigamy, three
hnsbands confronting her in court.
Angered beyond reason by the attention!
Antonio Andreassi way piy.*ug his wife, An- !
tonio Fourtuna'.o in Philadelphia made a '
most determined nttempt to kill his rival,
shooting him twice, while the third bullet
landed in tho leg of a bystander, Andrea
GoM.-Albert Zeiglow, thirty-four years
old, shot nnd killed himself in Elizabeth, N.
J., ia the presence of his wife. He was em- I
ployed by a New York finn and received
|OOd wages, but gave up his portion several :
weeks ago to work out a patent which failed j
to sell, and failure turned his mind.-Ty?
phoid fever is epidemio in St. Louis.-The
officials of the W. W. Thornton bnnk in
Shelly ville, III., were arrested on the charge
of embezzlement.-Thieves in Dolawnre,
Wis., mado Mrs. Phiio R. King hand over her
jewels.-Fire destroyed the large ware?
house of M. H. Rogers, in Bridgeport, Ct.
The building contained a largo quantity of
baled rags, and the los9 is estimated at $28,
000, insurance $7,000. The fire was of in?
cendiary origin.-Dr. Edward Goertz, a
dentist of Sommerville, N. J., committed
suicide by taking prussic acid.-Recorder
Smith, in Now York,sentenced Dr. Bucanan
to be electrocuted during the week beginning
Monday, October 31.-Julia E. Barringer,
the female money-lender, who, in New York
6overal months ago, was convicted of swind?
ling her bookkeeper, Z. Spinoza, ou'. of $2,
003, was sentenced to state prison for Jour
TMM by Recorder Smyth in the Qeneral
Sessions. Her council made a motion for a
new trial which, was denied by the recorder.
She will appeal.-A thief stole a bag con?
taining $5,000 from the First National Bank,
?f St. Paul._
POOR COTTON CROPS,
Worst August Statement Ever Sent
Out by the Agricultural Department.
The crop report of the Department of Ag?
riculture for the month of August makes
conditions of cotton 80.4, a decline of a little
over two points since last month. This is
the lowest average for August ever given out
by the department. The averages by States
are : For Virginia, 83 ; North Carolina, 841
South Carolina, 75 ; Georgia, 83 ; Florida, 92 ;
Alabama, 93 ; Mississippi. 81; Louisiana, 89 ;
Texas, 72 ; Arkansas. 89; Tennessee, 83. The
general averages in August for several years
aro as follows i 1892, 82.S ; 1891, 88.9 ; 1890.
89.5 ; 1889, 89.3 ; 1383, 87.3, and in 1887 it was
93.3. The present low condition is the con?
sequence ot an excess of rain in the early
part of the reason followed by hot, dry
weather during the month of July.
Decision of the Bering Sea Tri
tamil of Arbitration.
UNCLE SAM GAINS A POINT.
Pelagic Sealing Allowed Outside
the Zone In Bering Sea From
August 1 -The Use of Firearms
In Hunting for Seals l?
The dec'sion of the Bering sea tribunal of
arbitration was announced Tuesday morn?
ing. The court decided the five points of
article 6, pertaining to property rights in
seals and oxciusive jurisdiction in Bering
sea, against the U 1 ? i States. But the
court has provided regulations for sealing
which, in tho opinions of the American ar?
bitrators, will practically eal pelagic scal?
ing. These regu lat ions, they say, aro better
terms han has heretofore been offered by
Great Britain to tho United States as a s:t
tlemcnt to the que-tion involved. The
American arbitrators nre therefore satisfied
with the text of the decision.
Briefly stated tbe regulations adopted by
tho court9 are these:
A ciose s?ason is < stablished to 1 egin May
1 and to continua until July 81. Th s close
season shall boobeerred both in the North
Pacific ocean and in Bering sea.
A protected zone is established extending
for s xty miles around th? islands.
Pelagic seal ng is allowed outside the zone
In Bering s?a from \u,'ii?t 1.
Tho use of firearms in sealing ls pro?
TEXT OF TH I'F. MOM,
After a preamble stating the case Mb*
milted for decision the full text nf th?
award runs as follows :
"We decide and determine as to the five
points mention-id in article 6, as to which
our award is to embrace a distinct decision
upon each of them.
"As to the firs' of said five points, we.
Biron Decourcel. John M. Harlan, Lord
Harmon. Sir John S. D. Thompson. Marquis
Emilio Visconti-Venoftn and Gregoro W.
W. Gram, bein? a majority of said arbitra?
tors, do decide as follows i
By the ukas? of 1821 Ru-sia claimed juris?
diction in the sea now known as B ring sea
to tho extent of 100 I alian miles from the
cousts and islands belonging to her, but in
the eouroe of the negotiations which Jed to
the conclusion of the treaty of 1824 with the
United States and the treaty of 1825 with
Great Britian, Russia admitted that her jur?
isdiction in said sea should be restricted to
as to reach a (annon shot from shore. It
nppears that from that time up to the time
of the cession of Alaska to the United States
Russia never aeserted in fact or exercised
any exclusive jurisdiction in Bering sea or
any exclusive ri.hts to the seal fisheries
therein beyond the ordinary limit of terri?
"As to tho second of the flv points wo
decide aud determine that Graat Britain did
not recognize or concede any c aim upon the
part of Bussia to exclusive juris kt ion as to
the s?al fisheries in Bering sea outside the
ordinary territorial wat rs
"As to the third point, as to 60 much
thereof as requires us to deci ie whether the
body of water now known as Bering sea was
included in the phrase 'Pacific Oe an' as
us-id in the treaty of 1825 between Great
Britain and Bussia, we unanimously decide
that the body of water now known . s Bering
sea was in duded in the phraso 'Pacific
Ocean' as used in s dd treaty.
"On tho fourth point we d icido and deter?
mine that all the rights of Russi i to jurisdic?
tion anJ to tho seal hUbories passed to the
United States, limited by the cession.
"On lhe fifth point we decide and deter?
mine that the United States have no right to
the protection of or property in the sea's
frequ'-nting the islands of the Uni'.el States
in Bering s?a when the same are found out?
side the ordinary thr.e-niilo limit.
THK REGULATIONS PROVIDED.
Article 1.?The United States and Great
Britaiu shall forbid their citizens and sub?
jects respectively to kill, capture or pursue
at an timoor in any maunor whatever the
animals commonly called fur seals within a
zone of sixty miles around the Fribyloff
Islands. Inclusive of the territorial waters,
the miles being geographic.il miles, sixty to
a degree of latitude.
Article 2.?The two governments shall for?
bid their citizens or subjects to kill, capture
or pursue in any manner whatever during a
season extending in each year from Slay 1 to
July 31, inclusive, fur seals on the high sea
in that part of tbe Pacifl?: oce in, inclusive of
Bering sm, situated north of the thirty-fifth
degree of north latitude or eastward of the
eighteenth degree of longitude from Green?
wich, until it strikes the water boundary de?
scribed in article 1 of the treaty of 1857 be?
tween the United States and Russia, follow?
ing that line up t j Bering straits.
Article 3.?During the period of time in the
waters in which fur sealing is nliowod, only
sailing vi s-jels shall be pormiit^d to carry on
or to tako part in fur-sealing operations.
They will, however, be nt liberty to avail
themselves of thc use of such canoes or un?
decked boats propel led by paddles, oars or
sails as are in common uso as fishing boats.
Article 4.?Each sailing vessel authorized
to carry on fur sealing mus' be provided
with a special license issued for the purpose
by its government. Each vessel so employed
shall be required to carry a distinguishing
flag prescribed by its government. %
Article 5.?lhe master* of vessels engaged
in fur sealing shall enter accurately in an
official log-book the dato aud place of each
operation, the number and sex of the seals
captured daily. These entries 6hall be com?
municated 1 y each of the two governments
to each other at the end of each season.
Article 6.?The use of nete, firearms or ex?
plosives is forbidden in fur Pealing*. This
restriction shall not apply to shotguns when
such are u-sed in fishing outs'de of Bering
sea during the season when such may law?
fully be carriel oa.
Article 7.?The two governments shall take
measures to coutrol tho fitness of the men
authorized to engage in sealing. These men
fhalljiaye been, proved flt to handle with
sufficient sk;ll the weapons by means ol
which seal fishing is carried on.
Article 8?The preceding regulation*
shall not apply to Indians dwelling on the
coast of tho Territories cf the United States
or Great Britain carrying on fur sealing in
canoes or undecked boats not transported by
or used in connection with other vessels, and
propelled wholly by paddles, oars or sails,
and manned by not more than five persons
in the way hitherto practiced by the Indians;
provided that such Indians are not employed
by other persons, and provided that when so
hunting in canoes or undecked boats the
Indians shall not hunt fur seals outside the
territorial water under contract to deliver
skins to anybody. Thjs exemption ls not to
le construed to affect the municipal low of
either country, nor shall lt extend to the
waters around the Aleutian Islands. Nothing
herein contained is intended to interfere
with the employment of Indians ns hunters
or otherwise in connection with sealing ves?
sels an heretofore.
Article 9.?The concurrent regulations
hereby determined with a view to the pro?
tection and preservation of the fur seals shall
remain in force until they have been wholly
or in part abolish d or modified by a com?
mon agreement between the United Slates
and Great Britain. Said-concurrent regula?
tions shall be submitted eve?-y five years to a
new examination in order to enable both
governments to consider whether In the
light of past experience there is occasion to
mako any modification thereof.
The arbitrators make a special finding on
the facts agreed upon by the agents of both
governments with reference to the seizure of
British vessels in Bering sea in 1887 and 1889.
Flu sen and Italian workmen at AlgU-es
J.'ortes, Gard, engaged in a street-fight nnd
ten men were killed.
A boat containing a pleasuro party was
capsized while ero-sing the River Shannon,
iu Ireland, and seventeen persons were
<ifn. Oi.ivera has been appointed Gover?
nor of the province of Buenos Ayres, and lt
is said that the whole republic will soon .be
declired in a state of seige.
The United stat-, "teamer Saratoga, in
commission as the Philadelphia school-ship,
is ut Gibraltar. She will remain for a few
days and then sail for the United States.
I'nitej Irelasp. of Dulilin, announced
that Dr. Gadagher. the dynamiter, has been
released from prison. The report was offi?
cially denied by the government, however,
Secretary Aisquith declaring that Dr. Galla*
ghei's health is sound.
A raid wus made on BL Paul and Ht.
George Islands on July 4 and several hun?
dred seals killed. The silt houses w*ro also
robbed, the watchmen being overpowered.
The crews from two unknown schooners
were concerned In the raid.
As election for member of Parliament for
Hereford to succeed Wm. H. Grenfell, Glad
stonian, who retired, resulted in the choice
of Radcliffe Cook, conservative, who re?
ceived 1 504 votes to 1.460 for tue Gladston
The riots in Bombay were renewed with
desperate vigor and many persons were
killed. Tbe fury of the mob was directed
against the mosques, several of which were
sacked and burned. All the public buildings
are now oecupl d by troops nnd ^agunboats
in the harbor were ready to shell the native
quarters should rioting be resumed.
flOBRORSfOF THf CHINA SEA.
Sailors Who Escaped a Burning Ship
Devoured by Shirks.
Further particulars of the burning of the
steamer San Juan, off the China coast has
been recived at San Francisco. The
Spinish steamer San Juan left Hong Kong
for Manilla with a full crew and al] the
Chinese that could be stowed away. Fire
was discovered between docks. It soon
spread to 1,0 0 cases of petroleum, aud then
all hope of saving the ship was abandoned
Two lifeboats were destroyed by tho flarnee
and the others were capsized by Chinese.
Sharks made short work of these, and in
this manner the second engineer, quarter.
master, steward e.zi second officer lost their
lives. On the fire being discovered almost
all the Chinese ran up the rigging. As the
fire increased In intensity the poor wretches
dropped on the deck and into the fire.
Others jumped overboard and were devoured
by sharks. Those who reached one of the
boats filled it to excess and the sharks, a
hundred of which could be seen, leaped Into
the air to snatch their prey. The panic was
A seaman succeeded in reaching one of the
overturned boats and righting her. Ho then
went to the others and managed to get two
more of them on an even keel. Thoy were
all kept at a distance and everybody who
wanted to get into them had to run the
gauntlet of sharks. In this way ninety
eight persons escaped nnd reached shore,
after sixteen hours of hard rowing. One
hundred and eighty-two persons lost their
Incredible Inhum'.ni y of a Gang of
Croa'ions Arrested by the Police.
A gang of -nen have been arrested in Bi?
kupitz Croatia because they have mutilated
young children. The men cave for years
made a trade of crippling children and then
sending them out to beg or selling them to
others for the same purpose.
Children were stolen or were misled with
promises to visit the house kept by the gang
on the outskirts of the town. Once there
they were bound and tortured.
When the police forced their way into the
house they found two girls of 12 or 14 years
with their legs broken. Another girl ol
about tbe same age hy bound on a bed,with
her right arm broken and both eyes gouged
Two other children, hardly less horribly
mutilatod, w re found on cots in the cellar.
Many instruments which have been used in
producing physical deformities wero uncov
ered in tho cellar and were seized tor evid?
Prof. Holden says that tho cavity repre?
sented by the largest spot on the sun ls suf?
ficient to take in the whole of oiur planet
without touching the sides,