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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., SEPTEMBER 8, 1893
-Afar on luo pathlen prairies
The rared of flowers abound ;
And in the dr.rlc caret of the valleys
There is wealth that w ll never be found )
So there are sweet songs in the silence
That never will melt into sound.
The twilight illumines ber bannen
With colors no artist can teach .
And aloft in the sky ttere nre sermorrj ?
Too mighty for mortals to prea-ja ;
Bo lif* has its lovelv ideals
Too lofty for language to reach.
Afar on the sea there's a music
That the shore never knows in its rest,
Au 1 in the green depths of the forest
There are choirs that carol unblest;
So, deep in the heart there's a musio
And a cadence that s never expressed.
?W. L. Chittenden.
The Wolves of Chicago,
ET HANS LEIGH.
VM the year 1850 I
1 spent the Christmas
" holidays with my
uncle, Joel Parker,
who worked a lone?
ly little farm about
twenty miles out of
Chicago, not far
from the Chicago
Illinois was a wilderness then, and
Chicago wasn't much more than a
market town. The farmers used to
run in to buy a parcel of sugar or her?
rings, and they didn't think enough of
the place to put on their best clothes
"when they went.
Well, there came a frost and a thaw
?nd another frost that left the roads
loo rough and icy for wheels, and not
icy enough for runners; and ns luck
?would have it Uncle Joel broke his
nxo on a hardwood knot and he
couldn't get to town to buy another.
Now, here'.'i where my story comes
in. I was a good skater in those
time*, and for all the fine records I see
nowadays in the papers, and for all
the newfangled patent skates they
-wear, I'd take my tdd wooden ones,
with the deerhide thongs, and the
Jong blades curling up over the toes,
and if I were thirty years younger I'd
back myself against the best of them
that draws breath ; but that's neither
.hare nor there. I was a great skater,
nnd so I offered to skate into Chicago
end buy n new axe for Uncle Joel.
It vmi clear, bright morning, and
the ice was smooth and white, as thaw
ice most generally is. Well, I struck
a creek about ten rods from my uncle's
?door, tied on my skates and went
booming down the river. The stream
winds somewhat, as you know, and I
calculate it was about twenty-five
miles into the city, but thal wasn't a
circumstance to me. I made the dis?
tance easily in three hourn, ami was in
Chicago in time to dine at noon.
Well, I met some pleasant young
fellows, and the time passed away un?
til, before I knew it. the sun was
away down in the west. I was a little
startled at first, but the sky was clear,
the moon was up, amt a moonlight
skate wasn't at all to my dislike. Some
of the young fellows made a few re?
marks abot wolves along the river, but
1 rather thought they were guying me
for a tenderfoot.
"Never mind,'' said I, "for with my
skates and the ax I'm going to buy I
don't fear any wolf or pack of wolves
in the State of Illinois."
So nothing more was said. I went
out and bought an ax. Then 1 came
back to the tavern, and, after taking
some supper, picked up my skates and
lit out for the river. The sun was just
going down as I sat on the edge of the
stream and tied on my skates ; and I
tied them tight. I knew that there
really were wolves, along that stream,
but for the matter of that the State
was full of wolves, big black fellows,
and fierce, too. They knew a man
frorn a woman, and used to come
prowling round the farmhouses when
the farmers were at work, barking
under the women's very noses and car?
rying off poultry and young pigs right
under their eyes; and do you know a
strange thing might ba caused by
throwing powdered asafoetida so as to
fill the air with its odor? Wolves
within reach of that smell would be?
come fascinated with it, and rushing
to where the odor was strongest they
would stand howling until shot down
or clubbed to death.
But, however cowardly they might
be by day, when alone and near
houses, they were less so when trav?
eling in packs by night, and at no time
were they to be despised by a boy like
me, alone, poorly armed and far from
home; so I tied my skates carefully
and firmly, threw my new ax over my
arm and struck out.
The snow lay on the ground in
patches, relieved by dark grays,
greens and blacks, where little knolls
and hillocks had been washed clean by
the rains. The brushwood along the
banks was leafless and brown. The
sky was cloudless, but over all there
was the thin, pink reflection from the
setting sun, and the great, red path in
the ice, along which I was skating to?
And I skated fast, not breathlessly,
but with a long, swinging roll that I
could have kept up for hours. The
banks seemed to fly past?poplar and
birch, brush and brambles, cabins and
rail fences. Here and there I passed
little creeks and could hear tho water
from them trickling into the river un?
derneath the ice, but save for that
sound and tho creaking of my skates
all was silent.
Lights were burning in the farm?
house windows, but no noise came
from them; the men were sitting
around the fires with their wives and
children, and work was over for the
After a little I passed beyond these
6igns of civilization, between lands
which were wild or far from the own
ers's houses, and I saw no more lights.
Tbe last of the day was gone, and the
moon was high?cold, round and
white. It lighted up the ice like an
arc light at first. Then some clouds
came up and dimmed it, and presently
I shot in between the walls of a for?
est, where the shores were swampy, and
the trees, black and tall, made the
river almost like a dark room.
But the ice gleamed whitely and
showed the way, and the blood was
dancing through my veins with the
jcy of swift motion, so I didn't care
for a little gloom, but I made tho pace
faster and whistled a tune for com?
Now, I was always an absent-minded
boy, and so by and by, thinking of
things, I forgot where I was, and
skated on like a machine, scarcely
hearing my own movements or the
trees cracking with the frost in the
forest; and so when another sound
broke on my ear I didn't stop to
figure on it, but it fell in and became
part of the tune I was whistling and
part of the creaking of my skates
against the thaw ice.
Why, of course it was wolves, crash?
ing along through the swamp beside
river, with a low growling and some?
times a bark above the undertone of
And there I was skating along and
whistling like the moonstruck school?
boy that I was.
Suddenly, like a flash of gunpowder,
I woke to the reality of my position.
Fifteen miles of river before me. Fifty
starving wolves behind me. Good ax
in hand, good skates on feet. Youth
and strength and 2000 yards in my
favor. That wasn't so bad after nil.
1 was opposite an opening in the
forest just then, and, looking at my
watch I saw that it was 6.30. I had
come eight miles in little over an
hour, andi reckoned that the-wolves
had been behind me for two miles. I
increased my pace to about twelve
miles an hour, and listened to hear if
they still gained.
Yee, there wras no doubt of it; they
were coming closer.
I increased the pace to about four?
teen miles an hour and listened again.
The sound of the galloping did not in?
crease in volume for a few minutes,
but after that they slowly began to
draw up again.
It was evident that I was their game,
and it was a race for life and death. I
had covered about two miles since first
realizing my danger. The wolves mu6t
have gained 500 yards and new they
were coming forward at top speed,
overhauling me at every bound. There
was no more time for calculations. I
threw the throttle down among the
oil can6, as the engineers say, and
started off at my best racing speed.
The moon was out highly again, and
I was clear of the forest. I had de?
veloped almost the speed of an express
train 1 my skates scarcely seemed to
touch the ice. I was flying in the air
rather than skating. Trees, brush
and stumps went by like birds, and
the low fields and woods took on the
revolving aspect which every child has
seen while looking from the window
of a moving car. I was almost dizzy
with the motion, and I bent my body
low to avoid the rush of air against my
eyes, as well as to gain the utmost
And as I looked back now I could
see the wolves chasing along the
margin, straining every nerve to over?
come me, and they wore succeeding,
and every bound brought them closer.
I had gone four miles more, and less
than 400 yards separated us. At the
same rate of progress I could go five
miles further, and then the wolves
would pull mc down, still seven miles
I began to gasp out some prayers,
and then something in my heart told
me to skate faster. I put out another
effort, and when my body responded
to the impulse of the mind I felt
astonished. My pace had increased
to an extent which I would never have
believed possible. To-day it seems
like a miracle to me, and, strange to
say, I never tired. My wind, that
was weakening, carno back ; pains that
were growing in my side and stomach
had disappeared, and my legs grew
like bars and springs of steel.
Still the wolves gained, but their
gain was not so rapid. I had made
the eight miles, I had come to the spot
where I had thought to die, and I was
still 200 yards ahead of my pursuers.
lu the next mile they gained about
150 yards, and then fifty yards sep?
Then the pack took to the ice, which
was smoother than glass, and within
two minutes they had lost fifty yards.
I thought I saw a chance for salva?
tion there, but in a moment they were
on shore again, barking with fury,
and racing with even increased speed.
I could see their red tongues in the
moonlight and the white foam flying
from their jaws. Soon they recovered
their ground, and the foremost wolf
was almost abreast of me. He dashed
out upon the ice, slipped, and then,
with almost a scream of anger, he lost
his momentum and fell behind.
I was skating in the middle of the
A moment later another wolf darted
out upon the ice, bending hi6 course
so as to intercept me. I held my way
until within five feet of the spot where
we should have met, and then, swerving
suddenly away from him, I described
a curve and went on, leaving the ani?
mal howling and gnashing his teeth.
Again and again these tactics were
repeated. Once the leading wolf fairly
intercepted me, but my uncle's ax was
ready. I knew its use, and I left the
brute dead and bleeding with one blow
But such a running fight could not
continue. I was still three miles from
home. The wolves had seen the hope?
lessness of their mode of attack, and
were beginning to string themselves
out along the bank ahead of and be?
At that rate my death was certain
within a mile. There would be wolves
to intercept me if I advanced, and
wolves to cut me off if I retreated, and
to take to the opposite bank was also
At this point I saw, on the left bank,
a little deserted cabin, about a quarter
of u mile ahead. If I could reach that
before my pursuers began to close in I
might be safe.
I bent every atom of my remaining
strength to do this, and I hnd almost
reached the goal when the wolves
ahead began to shoot out over thc ice,
completely cutting off my escape up
the river. Then the ones fnr ahead
came dashing back toward me, and the
others in the pack began to close in
from behind and at the sides. I was
the objective point in a semicircle of
fifty ravenous, man-killing beasts, and
the door of the cottage was my only
I picked out the wolf that would
reach it first. My race was with him.
It all occurred in a space of less
than twenty seconds. I shot up to
the bank like a stone from a catapult.
The wolf was ahead of me, but, leav?
ing the ice with a bound, and with the
tremendous momentum which I had
acquired, I flew into the air like a
bird, and, passing over the brute's
head, landed squarely on my feet, and
in a flash had reached the door of the
cottage, forty feet away.
To rush inside and slam the door
was the work of a second, but the
whole pack was behind me. They
paused for a moment, and in that time
I saw that there was no fastening to
door. The cabin had been stripped
even of its bolts.
The upper floor was gone, but the
rafters were there three feet above my
head, and hastily thrusting the ax in
my belt I gave a leap, grasped one of
them, and drew myself up. Then a
dozen bodies were dashed against the
door and the room below me was filled
with the pack.
They howled, snarled and screamed
with fury and disappointment. They
dashed themselves against the walls,
and bounded up towards the rafters.
Sometimes such was their hunger
and desperation, that they actual se?
cured a hold near me; but then my ax
came into play, and they fell back,
cut and bleeding, upon their fellows.
Then another idea struck me. Work?
ing my way toward the door, I climbed
partially down, and, with a long strip
of wood which I found lying across
tbe rafters, I slammed the door shut.
I then thrust the strip into a crevice
in tho door casing, and with a nail
which was sticking loosely in the
upper end, 1 nailed it to the wall.
The wolves were my prisoners.
To knock a hole in the roof with my
ax was easy work, and in a few mo?
ments I was sitting on the roof, enjoy?
ing the cold air and the discomfort of
By this time those inside were thor*
oughly cowed nnd frightened, while
the one or two still left in the open
air had begun to feel very nervous. A
few chunks of wood, smartly thrown,
caused them to slink off into the
woods, and then I felt almost free.
Ajid now it was nearly eight o'clock,
and tho people in my uncle's house
had grown alarmed. I could hear
shouts in the distance, and presently
lights appeared coming down the ice,
aad my uncle and cousins, carryiug
pine torches, and well armed, came in
sight. A shout from me guided to
them thc cabin, and in a moment the
whole party was on the roof.
A torch thrown into the cabin light?
ed up the interior, and then we took
turns iu shooting the wolves.
There were twenty-five of them, nnd
within half au hour they were all dead.
Next day we returned and skinned
them, and the heads and hides brought
us in a pretty penny. Time? Well,
now look here. I made some close
calculations on that and I make out
that I did that last ten miles in thirty
minutes. And there is no case on
record where that time has been
equalled.?St. Louis Republic.
The Dollar of Our Daddies.
The silver dollar seem6 to have had a
lot of trouble in its day and genera?
tion, and it is now getting back at the
United States Treasury with alarming
persistency. Some of the facts con?
cerning it are of immediate interest
and will bear summing up. Here is
the chronological history ol' the silver
Authorized to be coined, act ol
April 2, 1792; weight, 416 grains;
Weight changed, act of January 18,
1837, to 412* grains.
Fineness changed, act of January
18, 1837, to 900.
Coinage discontinued, act of Febru?
ary 12, 1873.
Total amount coined to February
! 12, 1837, .98,031,238.
Coinage reauthorized, act February
Amount coined from March J, 1878,
to December 31, 1837, ?283,295,857
(including 81837 recoined).
Total amount coined to December
81, 1889, 8357,969,239.
The first silver dollar wns put in cir?
culation in 1794.
"It was a. crude design," says a
I historian. "On the obverse or face of
1 the coin was imprinted the head of a
; young lady facing to the right. Her
i hair was flowing to such an extent that
! sho looked as if taken in r. gale of
In 1796 Congress stepped in to th'
| aid of the typical damsel and tied her
I hair up with a bit of ribbon.
Thc fifteen stars were after this re
| duced to the original thirteen in recog?
nition x)f the number of States.
In 1836 the design was again
changed, and the silver dollar bore the
full figure of a neatly-dressed woman
in a flowing garment. The designer
forgot, however, to put in the thirteen
stars and the coin was soon called in.
Any person now in possession of one
of these dollars has a valuable souvenir.
The new design had tho lady sur?
rounded by the stars. It was improve?
ment on its predecessor, but thc air ol
the female figure was defiant and stiff.
The dollar of 1838 was the first ar?
tistic piece of silver coined by the
United States mint.
On April 22, 1864, the first dollar
having the legend, "In God We
Trust," was coined.
In 1873 the era of the trade dollar
of 900 fineness began. That trouble?
some dollar ran its erratic course in
just five years.
In 1878 the liberty dollar made its
appearance. Miss Anna W. Williams,
a teacher in the Girls' Normal School
at Philadelphia, sat for the portrait,
her profile being then considered the
most perfect obtainable. Her classic
features still decorate the silver dol?
lar.?Detroit Free Press.
Measuring the Power of Light.
The method of measuring the candle
power of light is simply to move an
object along a graded scale, away from
the light, until it ceases to a shadow ;
a mark on the scale at this point indi
1 eating the candle power of the flame.
It is apparent that the shadows thrown
aro to a great extent dependent on the
intensity of the light. Thus water
gas, which gives a more intense light
to a given area than coal gas, casts
a strong shadow in the measuring ma?
chine, but when put to practical use
it does not illuminate a room so well,
not having so great diffusive power as
a coal gas light of the same measured
caudle power. An analogous case is
that of the sixteen candle power in?
candescent light. It is very intense,
but does not illuminate a room so well
as a gaslight of equal candle power. ?
New Yorl: Telegram.
lire visited thc town of Tolland, Coan.,
causing a loss nf *20,Q00, U[ on which there
wns bot 16,000 Insurance. The Johnson
block, with the two tenements, tho post
office, county house, nnd tho hotel, G. F.
Kibbo, proprietor, was entirely destroyed.
-Tho business portion of Depauw, Ind.,
a village tbiity miks west of New Albany,
Ind., was destroyed by fire. The loss ls es?
timated at ?40,000 with small insurance.Only
one luslness house is left standing.-A
band of brigands attacked the residence of
Jo3o Sanchez, a wealthy ranchman living
near Victoria, Mexlca, their object being
robbery. A son of Sanchez and one of tho
bandits were killed. The house was pil?
laged of all its valuables.-Alonzo Clark,
a race horse owner, living in St. Louis, after
shooting and dangerously wounding his
wife, committed suici e.-L. G. Hum?
phreys, township treasurer of Mount Vic?
toria, O., is a defaulter to the tune of $25,
~C0O.-A boiler In Probst A Son's furniture
factory, at Fomeroy, O., blew up, killing
James Starkey, the engineer, and wrecking
A financial statement showing the condition
of the Ilea ling was given by tho receivers.
-The Meefcanicsville, S. C., Alliance ap?
pealed to the governor to call an extra ses?
sion of the legislature to pass a stay law.??
Fully 15.00D people attended the third annual
picnic of the Warren County Farmers' Asso?
ciation held in Belvidere, N. J. The crowd
was an ordurly ono and listenod attentively
to ex-Congressman Henry S. Harris' speach.
Rev. Wm. H. Opdyke, state secretary of the
New Jersey Farmers' Alliance, told tho
farmeis why they were poor.?Thc steamer
China, from Hong Kong, brought to San
Francisco advices of tho prevalence of chol?
era and famine In North China.-Tho Nor?
wegian bark Premier, loading nt Metis, Que?
bec, was driven ashore thero during the gale
and i* dismasted, She may be total loss.
The Premier is a wooden vessel of 1,127 tons
built at Bangor, Mo., iu 1853, and is owned
in Norway.-Justice Henry B. Brown, of
the Uuited States Sup,erne Court, spoke at
Milwaukee before the Bar Association.?Tbe
disease anthrax has appeared among horset
and cows near Delaware City, Del.-W.
J. 1. uuter hanged himself at Chester, Pa.
-Anton Stover, a landscape painter frorx
Brooklyn, died in Holland. ? The large life
insurance companies, having their main of?
fices in New York, will advauce the rate of
interest on bond and mortgage loans to sU
Dr. Arthur P. Olney, a promln1 >nt physic?
ian, of Middletown, N. Y., shot himself
through the head, dying instantly. He had
been in iii health for several years.-The
sixteenth annual meeting of the American Bar
Association was held In Milwaukee.
Howard Millican, a lad of six years, was
bitten by a mad dog, in Wilmington.-The
MoflVtt Hodgkins and Clarke Co.npany of
Watertown, N. Y., has applied fora reoeiver.
-?At New Orleans Nathan Friedlander shot
his wife fatally and then killed himself.
Constaneio Valdivla was killed in tbe City of
Mexico by Carlos Best, a broker.-Two
men wore kiled and seven! wounded lc
Philadelphia by a scaffold givlug away.-?
T. A. McCormick, postmaster of Rexville, N.
If., was killed by an Erie train at Bath, N. Y.
-Tbe Ford County (111.) Bank of Thomp?
son, B ackstock & Co., has assigned for the
benefit of its creditors, being unable to real?
ize on notes aad other outstanding paper.
Tho liabilltier of the firm are f 99,500 j nfcsets
The 6torm destroyed a great deal 0/ prop?
erty in Savannah, and many Uvei are re?
ported to be lost.-There was great de?
struction aud sone loss of life, also, at Ty
bee.-The De aware Uiver was hl^-h, and
gr' at damage was dono to the shipping.
Great damage was done to the cr. pi in tho
Schuylkill region.-Hundreds of ajres of
com and tomatoes were destroyed In New
Jersey.-At Long Branch, Asbury Park
and Ocean Grove the board-walks, pavilions
and places of amusement were wrecked.-^?
Tho three-master Three Sisters was aban?
doned off Capo Fear. Tho captain and mate
were washed overboard.-A woman, said
to be suffering from Asiatio cholera, was
taken from a Jersey City house to the hospi?
tal.-Two men were killed In Phil.idelph a
by coming in contact with live wires blown
down by the6torra.-Fire destroyed several
hotols and other buildings at Rockaway
Beach, the flair.es being fanned by tho high
wind.-James Battin, a Newark, N. J.,
millionaire, died in a faith-cure home at tho
ago of eighty-seven.-Marie Prescott, the
actress, died in New York.-Joe Mitchell
was fatally thot in Fayette county, W. Va.,
by a constable, while resisting arrest
A Promising Young Lawyer ia Mur?
dered and Avenged.
A horrible case in the county court at
Stanton, Ky., cost tho county attorney, W.
H. Averitt, his life and caused Robert Hard?
wick to receive wounds from which ho will
die. The shooting occurred on the street.
Robert Hardwick, who was under trial,
called to Averitt across the street and hot
words passed, when Hardwick informed the
attorney that he intended to kill him. Averitt
ian his bund in his pocket, and as he was in
the act of pulling his pistol Hardwick fired
a charge of buckshot in the young man's
breast. The shot struck Averitt a little to
the right of the breast pl te and entered his
chest, tearing his heart and lungs to pieces.
In falling Averitt reeled nnd landed at the
feet of his friend, Asa Pettit, with whom he
was walking. Pettit ran iuto a store nearby
and securing a Wiu"hester made for Har
wick and flrod twice at the slayer of Itu
friend. Hardwick fell with a bullet hole in
his side and lils recover.- is uncertain.
The affair hus caused grout excitement and
may result in furtnor trouble. Averitt was
a promisin,- yoong lawyer and had hundreds
ot friends. Hardwick has several Lrothers
ond relutives, who vow they will kill Pettit
on sight. Hardwick ut a previous term o'
court threitened Averiti's lite.
The King of Slim is about 42 years ot
agc, ud receive I bis oirly education from un
Euglish lady. Ho is a great admirer of Eng
bu I, bM *?nt oue or two of his rolatlves to
Indy lhere, and one recently deprived the
weU-lutown Marie Gray Mbooi of its able
head m.str.s , Miss Shakespeare, who ls
governess of the ioyal children of Siana.
Passed By a Majority of One
Hundred and Thirty,
AGAINST FREE COINAGE.
AM the Silver Amendments De?
feated in Detail-Average Major?
ity Against the White Metal
The Wilson bill for the repeal of tho pur
chnse clause of the Sherman law passed the
House of Representatives by a vote of 240 to
110, a majority of 130. Mo:o than two-thirds
of the members of tho House recorded them?
selves in favor of tho repeal of the silver
purchase law ar.d tho establishment of the
currency of the United States on a sound
Ivisifl. The passage of the bill was not a sur?
prise to any oue, but tho overwhelming vote
by which it was carried 6urprlsod iis mo^t
The intense interest that was taken in the
action of the House was attested by the fact
that two hours before the time fortbe sc-'ion
to begin the galleries wero crowded to their
utmost capacity, and the vast crow 1 re?
mained ecated for three hours aud a half lis?
tening to roll-call aft' r roll-eall with as much
attention as was bestowed upon tha elo?
quence of Mr. Cockran and Mr. Reed. Net
only did tho galleries fill up early, but the
members were nearly all on the fl ;or half an
hour before the Speaker called the Fouse to
order. The advocates of the Wilson bill were
all in good humor. They knew they had
won their fight.
Messrs. Rayner, Tracey, Cockran, Hurter
and tho others that had been promiueut In
the leadership on the sound money side werfj
constantly surrounded by groups of their
followers and were '.eartily congratulated
upon their admirable management oj the
campaign. Even when their victory was as?
sured the managers of tbe fight h ;d not
ceased to work, for each oue had taken upon
himself the task of seeing th=,t a certain
number of members were present to vot.?, so
that their mojoiity should not be reduced In
any way by tho atserce of any of their
forces. They held their men together re?
markably well, ns did also Mr. Bland on his
side. The consequence wns an unusua ly
largo vote?349 members out of a total of 354
being recorded on tbe first and last two
votes, leaving but five absentees. Two of
these, Messrs. Graham, of New York, nnd
Shell, of South Carolina, were paired, and
one, Mr. Cooper, of Wisconsin, was ealled
away after roaching the cap.tol by a telegram
announcing that his wife wa? dying.
Tbe Latest News Gie med From Various
Farts of the Etatei
Ret. T. W. 8. Parker, of the North Caro?
lina i onference Methodist Episcopal Church
South, died at Hillsville, Carroll county,
from an overdosa of morphine. He called
upon a physician to get som" quinine. The
doctor being abssut, his son prepared a dose
of what he thought wasthe medicine wanted.
It proved to be ten grains of morphine. Mr.
Parker lived only a short while after taking
Tbe annual fair of the Suffolk Fair aud
Agricultural Association will be held ut Suf
olk, beginning October 17 and continuing
Mnnniugton. has voted a subscription of
15,000 for water works.
Thlrb is a colored ma*: in the Northern
Neck who claims to bo one hundred and
eight years old and is still in good health
He has been married flvo times and is th?
father of forty-eight children.
The annual agricultural fair will be held
Rt Fredericksburg, September 20, 27 and 28.
Tho premium lists have been published and
large, flaming posters annouuee the various
attractions. Active, preparations are be ng
made to insure its success.
Professor Mallett, of the University of
Virginia, has recommended Mr. J. A. Roelof
son, of Fredericksburg, now a student of
that institution, to the regents of the Univer?
sity of Texas to Hil tho now chair of phar?
macy in that institution.
Excellent cooking apples are retailing at
Charlottesville, at 25 cents per bushel. At
the corresponding period last yeur the same
kind of fruit would have brought ll per
Reports are very favorable from some
portions of the peanut-growing sections bul
in other portions considerable damage has
resulted from heavy rains. The prevailing
low prices, however, seem to effect the
farmers moro than the new-crop outlook.
Tho factory men at Norfolk, say there is not
business enough to create a market
Fiftt thousand truck barrels "i7?re made
by the East Barrel Factory, of Norfolk, the
past season. The company will inoreaae
their capital stock to 1100,000 for the next
season. Smaller barrel factories have also
had all they could do in supplying tiuckers
The lurniture factory recently erected at
Port Norfolk is finished and steam gotten up
on tho machinery. The manufacture o
furniture will commence in a few days.
This is the first factory of the kind erected in
this section und is the enterprise of Ohio
The green goods men of New York are
flooding the state with their circulars.
Very little is being done in the sh ipr inf,
line at Norfolk at present.
F. T. Tubman is building a modern hotel
of thirty room3 at Mount Holly, Westmore?
land county, to accommodate the n any
btran :ers who spend a part of the summer in
lhat seotion every season.
By the overturning of a horse and buggy
Miss Rosa Rodenhouse, of Charlo.tesville,
wns severely injured by the horse falling on
At Boydton, Mecklenburg county, Friday
thero wa.'t reunion, barbecuo and speeci>
making, given und r the auspices of Armi
stead Camp of Confederate Veterans. Threo
huudred old soldier-1 were in lint.
The recent riots in Paris costs the govern?
ment something. Troops to the number of
20,000 were brought into tbe city to
strengthen the garrison, and their mainten?
ance thera amounted to 115,000 a day.
18th Day.?Ia the Senate the question of
the right of tho governor of a 6tate to ap?
point a senator to fill a vacancy caused by
the expiration of a regular term, and not
happening by resignation or otherwise, was
decided in the negative. The final votes in
tho two eases from Montana and Washington,
declaring Mr. Mantle and Mr. Allen not en?
titled to sents were 32 to 29. There was no
voto necessary- to bo taken in the third of
those cases, tli.it from Wyoming, Mr. Beck?
with having resigned his appointment more
than a month ago.
19th Day.?lu the Senate Mr. Voorhees
reported the House bill repealing part of tbe
Sherman act, with an nmendmeut in the na?
ture of a substitute. Mr. Teller objected to
its consideration, ind it went over. Mr.
Stewart's resolution diro< ting the Secretary
of the Treasury to inform tho Senate if there
is danger of a deficiency in the revenue* ot
the government during tho current year, and
if so, the probable amount, aud what legisla?
tion will be necessary to supply the defi?
ciency, was debated and then referred to the
Finance Committee?yeas 40, nays 16 Mr.
Gordon spoko In favor of repealing the pur?
chase clause of the Sherman law.
2Cth Dat.?In the Senate Mr. Sherman
made a speech two hours in length on tho
l silver question. It was an exhaustive and
j able review of the whole question. He fav?
ored repealing the purchasing cluuse of the
so-called Sherman law.
21st Day.-In the Senate Mr. Wolott
made a speech in favor of free silver. Mr.
Cafferey spoke in favor of unconditional re?
peal of the Sherman law, although he ad?
mitted that the position so taken by bim
might not meei the appiovul of his state, and
might Jput a bar to his further political
career. The resolution offered last week by
Mr. Peffer (Pop.), of Kansas, in reference to
national banks refusing to pay checks of
their depositors in currency was taken up,
and against his opposition, and that of a
score of other senators, was referred to the
Finance Committee by a vote of 35 to 21.
21st Day.?Tbe House bill to repeal the
purchasing clause of the Sherman act got
fail ly under way in tho Senate. It was takeu
up early in the morning hour in order to
give an opportunity to Mr. Vance, of North
Carolina, to make a 6peech against it, When
he got through, an effort wns made to sim?
plify the further parliamentary lino of pro?
ceeding in the consideration of tbe bill by,
having the committee's substitute pro forme,
so that all amendments to be offer d might
bc amendments in the first degree, instead
of in tho second, which would tend to
smoo:h and simplify matters. That propo?
sition failed to be adopted.
18th Day.-In the House the vote was
taken on the Wdson bill. Bland's amend?
ment, free coinage ut a ratio of 16 to 1, was
defeated?yeas 124, nays 2_G. The vote on
the nmendment for a ratio 17 to I was de?
feated?yeat 100. nays 240. Tho amendment
asking for the ratio of 18 to 1 was deleated?
yeas 102, nnvs 289. The 18 to I ratio w .6
defeated?yeas 05, nays 237. The 20 to 1
ratio was beaten?yeas 119, nays 222. Tbe
amendment providing for a re-euactment of
the Bland-Allison act of 1878 was lost?yeas
136, nays 213. The Wilson bill repolin.* the
Shermah act was then passed?yeas, 240,
nays 110 ; a majority of 130.
, 19th Day. j he feature of the House pro?
ceedings was the debut of Mr. erip a*
a speaker on tho floor. Ho was led to leave
his chair by some caustic criticisms made by
Mr. Reed upon the proposed co e of rules.
The discussion between tho two leaders was
very animated, but led to no conclusion. No
action w-is taken upon the rules.
20th Day.?In the House the proposed
code of rules wa- debited pro and con, both
under the hour rulo nnd the five-minute
rule. Little attention was paid to thc
speeches. Without disposing of the rules
the House at 5 : 5 adjourned.
2 kt Day. -In the House tho rules wri
discussed, but little or no progress wns
made. The Banking and Currency nnd the
Coinage Weights nnd Measures Committees
were grautod leave to report at nuy tim?
and these were tbe only noteworthy changes
made in tbe new code. But there is au
amendment still pending that, if adopted,
may be found to be far reaching in its ef?
fects, lt was offered by Mr. Boatner. of
Louisiana, and provides for a practical
cloture whenever a member, in charge of a
measure on the floor, sees flt to ask for it.
No action was taken on this amendment lie
21st Day.?The rules, which will govern
the proceedings of the present House, wero
again discussed without attracting mucb
attention, although, nt times, tho House was
on tho verge of a partisan debate.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES
August Jacobsson, the sixteenth victim of
the wreck on the Long Isinnd Railroad, died
?n Long Island City. Of tho 16 injurod five
are still in a critical condition.
A severe hail storm, accompanied by a
violent electric.il disturbance passed over
Rome, Now York. Thousanls of windows
wero broKeu, stores were Hooded and fruit
crops ware, destroyed.
In Harper crinty, Kaunas, a five-year-old
child disctnrged a shot gun whi -a bad been
left within its reach. The mother, Mrs.
Frunk Oliver, and her two-year old baby
wero fatally injured.
Two trains on the Harlem Railroad ran
into each other near Brewsters, New York,
anl both maines and a pissen^er car were
wrecked Four persons wer-i killed and
thr:>o injure I. Three of the killed were
tarina n. ihe other was Nellie Reed, aged
19, -.'. Brewsters.
lui: yacht Alpha capsized near Elm Point.
Lake Champlain, and Captain G. P. WithT
bee, Willie Breadnor, Whitman Bush anl
persons named Gildea nnd Joubert were
drowned. The bott ?ank about a third of a
milo from the shoro in 2 J feet of water.
Jos ph LeBarge swam ashore.
A fire started in the station of the Rock,
away Beach Railway, at Rockaway Beach,
Long blind, thc occupants of the building
MMptag with difficulty. The flames
were tarried by the wind, and Datz's
hotel, Louis Reynold's hotel and the'new
Seaside lfous;. all new structures, were
destroyed. The fire was finally extinguished
by heavy rain.
General Manager Reynolds, of the Long
Island Railroad Company, made public n
statement as to the reponsibil.ty for the
fatal collision at midnight. He contend-"
that the disaster was one which no amount
of foresight on the part of the company
could have prevented._
FRANCE AND SIAM,
A R?port that a Protectorate May lb
Established by the Former.
Despatches from Bangkok and Hignanor*)
say that a French protectorate over Slam is
Tho Pall Mall Gazette urg-3 that all
chambers of commerce in Great Britain hold
a convention at once and agree upon a
protest to the Government against per
ting France thus to ?x?ente a poli<*y ruinous
to British trade in the East.