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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA,, SEPTEMBER 15, 1893
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TBV: r ARTI NO AT IHE GATE.
by jcun aa wiit.
Whon the train is almost going,
Aad you Lurry lest you're Imo,
Pave y. u ever watched a parti'ii.%
a rting at the Kate'.
You ? ippress jrout daughter
Sui b u if line tome creal ?,
A\ bile at timet ? tear viii glisten
At some parting al thc gate.
There*! the old maid with the bundles,
W ! ii will prate, and prate, and prate,
Who will a.-!. the gatetnan cine-tiona,
While she makes tuc rest all trait,
Till v rows contracting,
In his eye ? a gleam ol hate,
As he hurries up hil parting,
W'Uile she hustles through Ihe gate.
There c th" mother with the dassas,
Who'll gtl loft ai sure as tate,
'nat ;n ta in.: with !;er daughter
'rte last minute al i bi .
An l the matron with the children;
t* ? ut count theui. There are eight;
bb- bas little limo tor parting,
fche ni ubi get thi in through the gate.
There's a doctor and a lawyer,
Coining near in deep debate,
\\ bo expri bb rcgrd tit parting
Ina manner most sedate.
Theu a school-boy with his satchel,
And a school-girl with her slate;
Ere them ii a e a cheery parting
To some friends without tho gat?.
There's the gay commercial trav'lor,
With a U ok ibat seems to state,
I'm the onner ol this railrotu ;
Milage takes him through the gate,
While a maiden, dainty fahy,
Whom he natches through the gate,
Emile* a very pleasant parting
Back tf mother at the gate.
Than two actors playing heavies
with Henry Irving Knit.
Fri m the way they keep a yawning
I should Bav they'd ;;at up late.
And they look around in auger
Whin thi y lind that they must wai.
On tho man who lias the tickets
That w ill puss them through the gate.
Then a shy and 1 ashful daughter
Comes v- ii li father bald tf pate,
And looks back a tender parting
At the Ioti r at the gate,
While the newly married couple,
Ing most affectionate,
Clasp theil- hands and kis- at parting,
As they linger a', the gate.
Then an old decrepit father.
Un win ni yean have laid their weight,
Totters up, the while a leaning
On the sun ko lal! and straight.
And b 1 oks so f< nillv a' him ;
Will that boy prove an ingrate?
And forge! mat loving father,
And the parting at t*e gate?
Then a wife who takes a journey,
How she batt s to separate
From thal husband, tender, loving,
\\ bo has ii. in unfortunate.
How the li avy circl ? gather
'Ni alb those i yi i with fear dilate.
Ah! ; h ? ha i a tearful parting,
Calling "-Vi. pah" through the gato.
And the thought conies sadly to me,
Thinking of our future state.
Will we have to part with loved ones
\^ we stand ?Ithont the gate?
Not With ?!? SUS, blessed Saviur,
Ali! the Master's love is itreat,
ll md in band we'll ira\ol with bini
Ile will ] ass us through the gate.
In the Shadow of the
BY DAVID LOWRY.
THE INS NEAR SALEM.
HE sign swinging
fin front of tin
Globe Inn creak
eil dismally. Thi
wind tugged at i
ns if it ivouli
wrench it from it
f-tout f islenings
1 he gale rose
fitfully, sank iut
iu tbe interval
for renewed vic
lenee. It was
- _^night to excite th
;?_.?? fears of the stipe
I2-, -"? ^ stitiousas they r<
? a culled stories t
disembodied spirits revisiting the earil
Tbe landlord paced tho Moor with let
bead and bands crossed behind bim. Tl
liTe was low, but cither tho landlord w.
oblivious of the fact or tho necessity fi
replenishing it w.is not apparent. Tl
sanded floor was clean. The room looke
very b.'ie. It served the double purpoi
ct' tap-room and parlor, bnt just no
thete was nothing to be lapped; no si
lers, and but little prospect of any th
A woman well advanced in years, olde
looking than tho landlord, passed throuj.
the room. She caned a light, and wht
opening and closing the doors shield*
ii with ber hand. The landlord ca
gloomy glances at tho fire, but it w
plain his thoughts were far away. Ti
fiercest blasts failed to excite more thi
passing interest. Ile was brooding ov
some p st or impending evil. At theei
of half an hour, possibly more, he s
down heavily in a chair, placed his elb(
on a t tble, aud, leaning his head on h
bond, gazed steadily in the fire. He w
thus occupied when tbe woman re-ente
ed. Sh ? looked at him grimly, in silem
then, as a blast threatened to blow t
roof off the house, turned to her hu
"Pray Ged our boy is not on the 6ei
night like this."
Aye, eye. The Lot d knows if he
alive. I sometimes think it has fared
"Jt is four mouths since he ran awi
Daniel ?four weary months since ho 1
Salem." Tbe landlord's wife placed t
light on the table. "If we had not be
so hird on the boy be would not ht
"Mayhap, mayhap. Wo could not U
And tho sea catches so many fool
boys. Tbe wisest lose their sons. H
were wc to know?"
"He would le a comfort to us in <
"Ile might have been a help; but
past now, Grizzle. No'ody stops at I
Globe now. The new inn takes all
Tbe landlord spoke bitterly.
"If I aad a matter of a hundred poui
besides what would pay my debt for
boy's misdoings ld put a now face
the trade. I'd not let Matthew D
have it his own way."
"Where is tho use talking," said
wife. "I dare s y we will hnve a mess
ger from William Ayer on the mon
'Tis the last day. It were wiser if
prepared to move Au' you take my
vice you'll put the best lace ou it w
the messenger comes, instead of sit!
here till tho stool is j.ulled from ur
you. I wish we hid left early in
week. It would leavo less to tho grac
our creditor. No one could have said
plenty will, that we are pinched fortir
'Teace, woman!" bald the Jaudl
The day's not ov.-r. Grizzle." And. as
f lo verify his words, the dorr opened
?nci a visitor entered. A largo man, with
urged features and massive frame. Ho
Cai ried a stout stick, which he laid aside
"Good evening to you, Master Hobbs,"
laid tbe landlord, rising. The landlord's
wife bowed, trimmed tbe ligbt, und rc
liri d. Tho visitor k it before tho fire,
and, shrugging his broad shoulders, said:
"A ve y bad muht for trade, Mr. Meade,
"Trade!" Daniel Meade, replied, scorn
fully; "there's little tra e comes to Globe
Inn now. '1 he new iun his caught the
people's fancy. But, if misfortune did
not pie^s me, I'd tell Mr. Dean auotber
store. 1 was sayin,' to Grizzle awhile
ago how easy itwoull be to bring tbs
custom back. I'd have tho best?aye, r,6
good ns you'll rind in Boston. ' The
Globe is not such a bad Ftand, Master
Hobbs. I've been disappointed in money
?and, well, j ou know the other half of
"I can say I am sorry for you," Master
Hobbs replied. "There's plenty knows
tho Btory. I'll take some punch?that
wind goes through a mau."
Tbe landlord prepared the punch, and
Mr. Hob! s sipped it slowly, while the
hnellord bust!ea about and replenished
the tire. As he moved about, ho looked
askance at b's visitor; then he placed his
hands on the table between them, and,
looking down at him, said:
"You have come from "William Ayer, I
"I have, and I have not. I como thi3
way to give you timely warning. The
lime is up to-morrow?as you must know
"We will see what the morrow will
Iring," the landlord answered. "I nm
obliged to yon." Then in a hesitating
tone: "1 suppose William Ayer will le
wantina it ab?there is nothing to be
gained by oiler ng him less."
"There, I think you do him wrong. If
you could give him half?well-" Mas?
ter Hobbs' face wsi concealed behind
his steaming mug of punch. When he
looked at the landlord again, there was a
kindly look in bis eyes. "In that case I
might manage it. But I cannot j romiso.
I am, as you know, tho hand of the law."
"1 know, I know. If you put mo out
to-morrow, 'tis not Master Hobbs?'ts
"Aye, for Willi im Ayer, who bit asks
"It is very bard. But you must do your
duty if I do not satisfy William Ayer to?
morrow. As though gold grew on bushes.
Wo 1. well."
'ibo landlord shook his bead and
sighed, "Wo will sec what tbe morrow
Tbe Marshal o! Salem sipped bis punch
and rema ned sileut. lt was not for him,
ho reflected, to add to the landlord's dis?
comfort. His duty wr.s performed. He
had proved bis friendship by giving fine?
At that moment another visitor en?
tered - a man who bowed ceremonious.!
to both. The new-iomer wns tall, with
dark hair, a muddy skin, aquiline nose,
and piercing black eyes.
"I d d not tbink to find such good com?
pany as Master Hoblm," eaid the new?
"Nor did I think 1 would meet you,"
the Marshal replied, nodding. "Sit you
down and let the fire warm your blood."
The new-comer seated himself opposite
the Marshal, and, addressing the land?
"You mav give me the same comfort
Master Hobbs relishes - the hotter the
better. I had busiuess further down the
road, else you would not see me here
such a night as this."
The landon! brought him his punch,
and Giles Ellis was in the act of lift?
ing the mug to hs lips, when tho door
was blown open. The blast blew out tbe
light and whirled tbe sparks in eddies in
the wide fireplace. The lauulord uttered
an angry exclamation as he relit tho soli?
tary light, and then tbe Marshal and
Giles Kilis bibd I a young man both
knew well standing near.
"You might karn how to open a door,"
6aid the landlord, sullenly, as be turned
to tho last comer.
"It was the wind," said the young min,
as bo shifted his feet and looked frorr
one to tho other, apologetically. Hit
wavering blue eyes seemed to shift con?
tinually. They'never met tbe eyes of tb<
person he addressed. They were eithei
upon the ground, or glanced sideways
The owner of these shifting eyes ap?
peared to be at a loss to know what to d<
with his bands and feet. 'Ihe latte
were lifted and placed across each otho:
alternately; his hand fumbled with hit
girments, plucked at his buttons, o
were rubbed against each other. The
landlord waved a hand to a seat.
"You may as well take your comfort
Ezra Easty. Is there aught I can do fo
Instead of seating himself, Ezra East
advanced to the landlord, and whisperei
"I come, Master Me ade, to tell you
customer is near. I ovortook him on th
road. If roy master was not so hard t
please, I mi^jht have staid with my aui
till the monow. I have como a long wn
since 4 o'clock?had I known what
learned on the road," he held up his ht
and passed his fingers through his wi
hair, "an' I'd made master's time ra
time till tbe storm was over."
"What like is this custom 3r?" the lani
lord impaired, coldly.
"A sailor, I'll be bound, by his tal]
He is coming from Marblehond, I thin:
There's talk of a terrible wreck. Th
be one of the crew, I dare say. He nske
mo where he could get quiet lodgings, ni
in the heart of Salem; ho was of a qui
kind, he said?which, considering he w
in drink, I do not doubt. 'Master,' sa
I, 'you'll be well and truly served
Globe Inn.' Then I made sure he w
well on tho road, and made fxcuse lo R
on before him. Hark! how it blows. I'
heard no such wind before. And now
Ezra Easty added, "I'm in a conditii
for a warming cup?something to kei
up one's spirits on a terrible night."
The landlord served him prompt!
and, unnoticed by tho others, thrust ba
into his hand the coin extended hil
The door opening the same time, Ex,
Easty's words were verified. A mau wi
long hair and uncut beard stalked io
tho inn, closing tbe door after bim ve
deliberately. His face and hands we
brown with exposure to Bim and wit
Looking around him, he advanced tc
vacant seat, sat down, drew up anotl
chair besiele bim, aud iu a deep voi
"Good evening to all hero."
Then, perceiving Ezra, be address
him directly: "Aro not you thj lad tl
spoke me on my way here?"
"Tbe same," Ezra replied, but withe
looking at the stranger.
"Landlord, a jorum for the lad n
another for me. What matters if he 1
his comfort?it is a thick skin?aye, b
ter seasoned tb au mine that is not b
tered with savory cheer a night like tl
But yours, I'll be sworn, is good che
Tho worst, I say, would bo welcome ni
I want something to wash this 1<?
Massachusetts wind out of my throat.
The landlord quickly poured out
liquor, mixed it, and handed it to
Btranger. Ab the Bailor?it "vas plain
ll he wns a sitlor lifted his mug, le
odded to the young man, cant a s.de
lance ht the landlord, and, ??yin?,
Your good healths.'' swallowed half thc
omen's before be removed the mug
rom his lips. Tho Marshal of Salem
bservod bis movements narrowly, as did
liles Ellis, but'neither mauif. steel the
lightest interest in the newcomer.
"You ate a stranger.'" said tho land?
"Yes, call me a stranger. It's long
ince I set foot in Sa'em."
At that the Marshal and Giles E'lis
urned an 1 looked at the sailor deliber
te-ly. The sailor looked at them with
iqual davit v.
'This is the Marshal of Salem." said
be landlord, "and this is Giles Ellis, as
veil known in Salem as the Marshal."
The sailor nodded to each in tum,
hen turned to the landloid.
"If they will do me Ihe honor"- he ex
ended a hind lo tho mugs-"fill up. As
or me," he laughed, "I come from a
:ountry where Marshals are unknown."
"You have been in strange parts," sud
ho Marsh il.
"Many years," t|je sailor replied. "Three
of them where no white man is ever
"Ay. That must be a great distance."
Giles Ellis Icaued near tho sailor.
"It was in Africa."
The sailor unbuttoned his jacket,
shrugged his shoulders, pushed the
sleeves of his ja ket up, tl splaying un?
consciously strange figures on his arms
in various colors, and leaning toward the
others, said, deliberately:
"I said Africa. I was oue of three.
saved out of seventy-Severn I'd not cared
lor that. Since I left American soil three
sh p3 have gone down under me. One
was in tho Mediterranean, one was in
the British Channel, the other on the
coast of Africa. I tell you, I've been in
placos where hell is brewed."
Ezra E sty recoiled. The others eat
erect. The landlord made a pretense of
trimming the light, and replenished tho
firo once more. There was a lull in tho
"Ay, I call it brewing hell whore hu?
man beings arc maimed and drowned an I
"Oh," said Giles Ellis, greatly relieved,
"he is talking of slave ship-."
Then the Marshal settled himself com?
fortably in his seat again. The sailor
sm lo 1.
"You did not take me for a pirate.
Have I a pirate's jib?"
Ezra Easty shrunk into the cornel
"Mate?," added tbe sailor, "if I wero
minded to relate what I've seen it would
make your blood run cold. But that's my
affair, live years of life with hell in
sight?thee years in hell its?lf. My two
mates that wero saved out of the wreck
on tho African coast-well, no matter.
The devils spared me. Maybe I was not
palatable. 1 was in a fever when Hound
myself where a whiteman never was be?
fore. Then I lived liko the rest, till I
made my escape in a great battle, got
buck to the coast, and here I am, tough
as?why don't you drink?"
This to Ezra Easty, who wns edging
away from the sailor. Ezra made a pre?
tense of gulping down his punch, and
whispeie I to the landlord, "That was the
diamond fields he wes in," Whereupon
the landlord looked at the sa.lor keeulv,
echoing involuntarily, under his breath,
"Yis; be told mo on the road he came
from the country where they grow."
"A straugo life," said the Marshal ol
Salem. "You must be stout of heart."
"Or I'd not ba fit for a sailor. Lr mi?
lord, another jorum."
"No, no," said the Marshal. "So mon
"Norfor me,"said Giles Ellis. "Enough'i
as good as a feast."
"You are welcome," said tho sailor
slapping his breast. "I've plenty, and ti
spare; aid-hark, ye?if I sat here twi
hours, my wits would be as tight bouni
as there's need for. lt's so long sinci
I've breathed the air of ( bristians, I fee
at home with them all. I've all a reason
able man wants for the balance of m,
life, landlord. I've that here," slrikini
his bieast again, "that would make yoi
open your eyes."
Tho landlord's wife, coming in unob
served, looked quickly from the Bailor t
her husband on hearing this speed
The landlord's face paled. He incline
bis eur to Ezra Easty again, easting
frown upon his wife. Ezra whispered:
"Said I not so?he means the dia
monds. I'll be bound they aro sewed i
his jacket. But see tho purse."
The snlor had produced a cunnii
purse. As he opened it, he said: "Iv
cariied this seventeen years?twice it vi
asgoodr.R lost it's mine yet. There'
none like it. save one, in all the worli
Here, lacdlord, piyvoureelf, and gn
I me lodging."
"Is it tree there is a wreck off Marbli
: head?" the Marshal asked, as he rose.
"Aye. The ship Eliza has made he
: last voyage. Td no hand in it. She wi
bringing rae home?mo and len oth
ship-wrecked sailors. I don't count th
among my wrecks?nor would there ha
been a wreck if the crew bad kept fro
the rum. But when they stove the casi
---the worst were the shipwrecked sailoi
mind you, just back from ihe gates
death?well, then I knew it would 1
short sailing for all of us."
"And were many saved?" the landlorc
wife asked. She was thinking of h
son. Perhaps be was one of the men vi.
invited death the second time.
"Some. I don't know how many. Y'i
see, lhere was a fight after we got i
shore?later on?youig blood boils easil
I had no band in it. I can drink, and
can let it alone. Another jorum, lan
lord?what, you ara all go ns?? I'm f
use, not the abuse. Your good healtl
and unless I change my mind I'll
stowed in bed before any here."
Apparently all the liquor this m
drank had little effect upon him, ttnlei
possibly, it made him blighter and me
"It's time I was gone," said Ezra Eas
leaving his comer and eying the sail
wilh saucer-like eyes. "Good-nig!
Master Hobbs; good-night, M s
Ellis." He opened iho door and w
gone ou tho instant. The M ushal ht
toned up his coat; Giles Ellis did t
same, and together they took their lea
"It's long since I've laid in Christi
bed," said the sailor. "I think I'll en
mino to-night. I'm ready, landlord, wh
over you say the word."
The landlord gave him a light and
the way up-stair-i. When Ihey were
the room tho landlod pointed to the ?
dow. "If you want more a r the wind
opens inward, 'lhere is the hook I mi
The sailor examined the window, i
observing a breadth out of the les
looked about for something to placi
the hole. Then he stuffed his hand!
chief in the opening and began to <
robe. There was a bench on the side
posite the window. The sailor sat dc
on this, placed his clothes near h
carefully couccalod his purfe and a
baud that was wound over his phonic
and under his arms under the pill
Theu he blow tho light out and '
[TO BE CONTJSVED.J
Barrett Scott, tho defaulting treasurer of
lolt county. Nebraska, who is said to be
hort in his accounts $104,030, has been cap
ured in Mexico, and is now lu jail a* Juarez.
Extradition pnpeis are now ou the way from
Vasbington. As soon ns they arrive ll irrett
icott wtlbbe taken back to Nebraska.
lenry Jackson, a wealthy Minnesota farmer
onfessed that be poisonod E lwin Tock, one
if his hands.-?Lafayette Qlimes, of Dawes
Station, Tenn., was asstssinated by white
laps.-Luke Short, tbe well-known gam?
ier, died at Gulda Springs, Kansas.-Her
ocrt F. Ashton, the principal witness for tho
prosecution, and who gave state's evidence
in tho Westinghouse conspiracy trial, was
nrres'el in Pittsburg. Tho allegations are
that he stole blue prints tracings, etc., from
the Westinghouse Electi .0 and Manufactur?
ing Company, as he ad-.u rited on the witness
stand in the testimony given in the conspir?
acy case just closed.-Fire I urned a block
and a-half of the business part of the town
of Canby, Mian., destroying sixteen stores,
the postofflce and tho Bank of Canby. Tho
fire was caused by tbe falling of a lamp while
it w; s lighted. The loss is estimated at $2?Ki,
000, with insurance amounting to $63,000.
-Mrs. George Winters started a fire ai her
homo, in Pateraou, N. J., with kerosene.
Her clothes caught the blaze, aud sbe wns
bumed to death.-Tho jury in the West?
inghouse electric conspiracy case was unable
H. Helmnn, general merchandise, of Kyle
Texas, a small village near Austin, assigned.
Liabilities, one hundred thousand dollars;
assets very small, exact amount not known.
-The Commercial National Bunk of Ogden
Utah, which closed its doors July 7, on
account of a deficit iu tho amounts ol about
seventy thousand dol'ats, alleged to have
been embezziod by ex-Cashier Oscar E. Hill,
resumed business.-Emil Bauer and Wil?
liam Jones, stockholders in thc Gem Window
Glass Wor??at Dunkirk. Indiana, have Bled
a suit asking lor a receiver for the company.
There is no financial trouble, aa tho company
is in a prosperous condition, but thero ti a
disagreem nt among tho stockholders, aud a
conspiracy ia charged against tho m n in
control.-J. A. Jenkins, tho defaulting
treasurer of Clark county, Ind., waa arrested
iu Louisville, Ky., aud taken across the
river to Jeffen-ouville. Jenkins' shortage
amounts to $23,000.-The business portion
of White Cottage, Ohio, was almost totally
destroyed by lire. Tho loss will amount to
170, 00, with insurance for probably one
third.? Hon. Hamilton Fish, secretary ol
fctato under General Grant, ia dead.-Joseph
N .Tack and Adam Smith, young men living
In Scranton, Pa., went into a ynrd to tebt a
gun which tho latter wanted to buy from the
former. Whilo examining the gun Novack
accidently discharged the weipon while
Smith was in front of him. The shot passed
through Smith's heart, causing instant
William Knox, seventy years of age, for
twenty years custodian of the Safe Deposit
vauds of the Harford Trust Company, died
in Harford, Conn.-The slate manufac?
turers of Granville, Yt., and vicinity have
agreed to shut down all tho quarries Octo?
ber 1st for an indefinite period, or until
there ia a demand for slate.-The Hawaiian
sealing steamer Alexinder, Captain McLean,
has arrived at Kan Francisco from the Japan
sealing ground with a catch amounting tc
a 1 ttlo over three thousand skins. Captain
McLean reports no unusual incidents dur
lng tho atoam3r'a cruise, aud denies bavins
been in the Bering Sea. ?The new oruba
Olympia, on her unofficial trial trip to Foam
Bay, has devo'opod speed exceeding twenti
knots, aud Captain Goodui, who command!
her, expects her to beat tho .twenty-om
knots' record of the cruiser New York wbei
her official trial takes place.-John H
O'Connor, of Chicago, shot and killed hi
partner, P. Ford, and also shot aud killed
little girl.-Fred Jobnsou. a countr
school teacher of Clinton, III., went ridiu
with a young lady. Ho asked her to marr
him, nnl on her refusal ho fired a bullo
into his brain, dying almost instantly.
Philip M. Scheig, paying toller of the ban
of Minneapolis, has left Minneapolis wit
$15,000 of the bank's money.-At Rock
Com Tort. Ark., an old man named W. 1
Crow and a neighbor named J. B. Burl*
had a difficulty concerning the owenerahi
of a corn-cob pipe, which ended in Burke
shooting Crow through the body, killin
him. Clint Crow, son of tho old mau, the
shot Burke, fatally wounding him Tt
latter ahot and killed Clint Crow, and die
five minutea later.-Mrs. Felting, age
eighty-ouo yean, living in Seattle, Wash
waa murdered.-At Buffalo, Mo., a fig
j followed a dispute between William Frani
j lin and his brother, Green over tho payme
of a note. William waa knocked down ai
I fatal y shot by Green, who ma lo his escap
I Both are married, of good reputation, ai
sons of County Judge Franklin.-At Woo
bridge, N. J., the stables of Daniel Bra:
were destroyed by lire, with their conten
S yen horses perished in the flames. T
loss ia about 1*6,000. The fire is aupposed
have been started by tramps.
ELEVEN MILLION VISITOR
Total Attendance at the World's Fi
The steadily increaaing attendance
visitors to the Fair and the prospect t!
tho present average will be sustained ui
tho end, has given the stockholders reas
I to expect that somo of their money ^
como back to them. The bonded indent
ness of tho < xposition is being rapi
liquidated. Ten per cent, was paid by
treasurer nnd ten per cent, 'will bo turi
over to the bondholders September 18, mi
to tho relief of tho Board of Directors. WI
these payments are made tho bonded indi
edncss will have been reduced 50 per ce
leaving unpaid $2,222,230. It is expei
another tea percent. Will bo ordered j
by the executive committee before tho
of S 'ptember. The total paid i.ttendaue
date leachs nearly 11,000,003. the roc
since September 1 being 932.J29.
Ez-Secretaty Riobard W. Thompson
Indiana, wh 1 is now M ypars of ago, f
that in early lifo ho was an excessive ch<
of tobacco, but fearing ill effects upon
nerv us system he abandoned tho prm
over fl rt y years ago, and has never tak
\ Terrible Railroad Collision in
MANY BADLY INJURED.
Express and AccommodatlonTraln3
Crash Together?The Baggage
and Smoking Cars Ground to
Pieces?A Dispute as to
A head-on collision between the Valparaiso
aecomruodatiei'i hain ou the Chicago, Pitts?
burg and Fort Wa)?e Ballway and an east?
bound p;s-enger train on tbe Pan Handle,
or Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St.
Louis Ballway, killed eleven peraona aud in?
jured aa many more. Tho collision occurred
nt 9.31 A. M. in the "L" ruuning from the
mainline, just south of Colehour to East
Hammond, Ind., at the point of a curve and
in the sparsely settled locality. The bag?
gage and smoking cars of the east-bound
passenger train was ground to pieces, and
from them most of tho injured and killed
Tho removal of tho scene of the wreck
from Immediate police and surgical aid
made the calamity a most distressing one
nnd it was more than an hour before the
tlrat of those rescued, maiued and bleeding
could be carried to houses in Colehour and
South Chicago for treatment. Physicians
were summoned (rom tbe latter placo and
engim a were hastily prepared aud rushed to
tho scene of the wreck.
niSPUTE ABOUT ORUF.RS
Thero ia a dispute between tbe operator
at Colehour and the general office of tho
road in the city ns to what the train orders
were, each trying to fasten the blaine upon
tho other. The operator at Colene UT is A.
P. Kennedy. Bailroad mon at the scene of
tho wreck say that Kennedy's orders were to
hold train No. 12, the wrecked Louisville
train, until No. 49, tho milk train, had
passed. A brakeman ou the Pan Handle
train said tho train left tho city on time
end stopped nt Colehour for orelers, and
none being received, it started again without
THE FIREMAN'S STATEMENT.
Fireman Keeler, of the accommodation
train, who escaped with Engineer Hart by
jumping, remained at the scene of the acci?
dent aiding in rescuing thejinjured. He said :
"As wo rounded tho cutve I saw tho Tan
Hand o train ahead of us. A collision
seemed unavoidable. I called to Engineer
Hart to put cn brakes and open the sand?
box. He threw over the lever nnd tho train
jumped up and down under tho attempt al
checking the speed. Wo had too much head
way, however, to avoid a colliaiou, end a;
we neared the passenger train Hart and J
jumped. We escaped without injury.
A panic was created in a Belgium tkeatr>
by a cry of fire.
Prince William, brother of the King o
Denmark, ia dead.
Another revolutionary movement is said t
be forming in Peru.
Ther - are rumors in Jamaica tint a rev jiu
tiou in Hnyti is imminent.
Tho Conj;re33 of Trades-Unions of CJrea
Britain und Ireland is in seasion at Belfast.
It is reported that tbe Sw.ss minister t
the United St. tea will bo transferred t
A missionary just returned from Ugig
says that Emin Pasha was beheaded by a
Emperor William hr.s nssured the peop
ol Metz that he desires to encourage peace
Prince Bismarck ia improving fiom h
attack of ihtumatism, aud is now cousidere
out of danger.
A father and four children were suffocate
by thu burning of their house in Hamme
iiuith, Lon lou.
Tho British govorument has taken preca
tiona to p otect .Us rights in Siam fro
, Dur.ng tho past month fires and Boo
have been very instructive in Japan, ov r
hundred lives b ing lest.
Thero will bo 513 republicans of all shad
in tho next French Chamber of Deputies ai
only 68 members Oi the opposition.
A l,Jack tho Kipper" is at work on one
the islands of tho Netherlands. Four worn
have been murdered and mutilated.
The Bonum Catholic chapel in the town
Gcnkiawana, ono hundred milts from Hi
kow, China, has been destroyed Ly a m
Tue pricsta escaped.
Achinese piratts recently captured
steamer of the Chinese consul at Pena
killing 24, wounding 1C0, nnd securing bo
to the amount of 130,000,
lu his speech at the bauejuet of the 31
munic pal authorities Emperor William s
that Lorraine is now nappy in belonging
Germany, and would forever he protected
the German sword.
A native mob recently attacked tho Fre;
Catholic misson in Li Ct \ien, Province
Hu-Pei, China. Tho priei.s fled over
mountains to E-Chaug. Tho miss.on bu
inga were sacked by tho mob.
Tho Brit isa Trades Unionist Congress
cided that labor candidates for Parliau
who receive financial support from 1;
unions must pledge themselves to the j
ciple of State ownership of the mean
production aud distribution.
AWARDED A FORTUNE.
An Almshouse Inmate Wias a $70
Suit at Norfolk,
Mrs. Amanda C. Ribble, nn inmate o
almshouae in Richmond, Ya., won a si
Corporation Court awarding her real t
valued at $70,000.
Mra. Bibble has been tin iuinato o
abushouso constantly since May 23,
This suit waa for tho possession o!
estate near Norfolk city aud has beeu i
courts fvr several yeai?,
1 ltTI-'l'DLH\iL? vjunu-n-iwN/a
'24? Day.?In tho Senate Mr Gnlllnger
ntroduced a bill giving a pensioner ninety
Lrs and an impartial hearing before sus?
pending his pension. Mr, Butler offered an
imendment to the silver Repeal bill, pro
viding for the repeal of the ten-per-cent. tax
Dn state bank circulation. The Senate de?
feated Mr. Aden's resolution to adjourn in
lionor of Labor Day. Mr. Kyle offered a free
silver coinage amendment to the Silver
Repeal bill. Speeches on the Repeal bill
were made by Senators Cullom and Coke. A
motion to adjourn was defeated, and Senator
Pe ff er spoke in advocacy of his amendment
llxing a standard for gold and 6ilvor coins.
25-nt Day. In tho Senate Mr. Stewart de
liveied an exhaustive speech on the silver
question. Mr. Stewart occupied tho floor
overthrew i.ud a-half hours delivering his
speech from type-written sheets, and not
having ilnishei when tho Senate went into
i seen i by p vote of :>j to 28. The
resolution changing the meeting from the
hour of noon to ll A. M was offered by Mr.
Voorheea (Dem.), of Indiana, A concurrent
resolution fer a joint select committee on
Onance (sereu senators and seven represen?
tatives was introduced by Mr. Morgan
iDein.?, of Alabama. Mr. Pefter introduced
a bill for the department of education, aud I
for an appropriation (in aluminum coin) of i
*800,00 1,0 0.
26th Dav ?In tho Senato the first two j
hours wero occupied by Mr. Morgan (Dem.), j
of Alabama, in advocacy of Ihe resolution lo
provide for a joint select committee on
finance, and which, he avowed, was intended ,
to supersede the finance committee of both j
the Senate and the House. There were ton I
minutes to spare after ho took his seat before
the Repeal bill would como up as tho "un?
finished business," and that interval wis
occupied in a somewhat acrimonious colloquy
lu tween senators in a yea and nay vote on a
motion to take np tbe Repeal bill Tho bill
was taken up by a vote of 37 to 21. nnd Mr.
Horgan"s resolution went to the calendar,
from which it eau only be taken on a mo'ion,
a nd ly a majority vote. The remainder of
the day was consumed by Mr. Stewart (Rep.),
of Nebraska, in continuation of tho speech
on which be had spent lour hours of yes?
271 ii Day. Mr. Stewart yielded the floor
to Mr. Wullhali, who made a speech in favor
of bimetallism. Mr. Stewart closed his
speech against the bill repealing tho sher?
man law. Mr. Daniel gave notice ho would
address tho Senate Thursday next. Mr.
Platt suggested an earlier day than that
chosen by Mr. Daniels, as Senators hoped to
havo a vole on the repeal bill before that
Ifrra Day. -In tho Senate Mr. Fuulknor, of
West Virginia, spoke In favor of tho repeal
of the Sherman silver-purchase act. He was
followed by Mr. Turpie, ol ludiann. in favor
| of the principal bimetallism. Mr. Hale, of
Ma ne, complained Ol tho waste of time con?
sidering tho bill, which ellcted a sharp re?
joinder from Mr. Voorhecs, of Indiana.
29ru Day.?The bill to repeal the purchas?
ing clause of the sherman ad was taken up
and Mr. 'Feller spoke in opposition to repeal.
During his speeeh he warmly resented what
he termed tho "lecturing" which the Beoata
was iceeiving from certain newspapers. In
rep y to ono of tho extracts read by s r. Tel?
ler Mr. Vest said : "If there is any ultimatum
coming from the President of the United
States it is not known to myself nor lo anj
of my Associates. However much wo may
differ from the President, none of us shat
ever come to the degrading conclusion that
he wid send a message to United State?
Senators seeking to control their action.'
Mr. Teller characterised asa "mendacious
statement what "purported to be a telegraph
from the President of the United States to f
member of Congress, congratulating hm
and bia associates on the passage of the re
peal bill by the House of Representatives.'
Before ho had concluded his 6peech Mr. Tel?
ler yielded to a motion for an executive ses?
sion. At 150 the Senato adjourned.
24th Day. ?The Houae of Bepresentntive
was not in session today.
25th Day.?The House of Representative
was not in session to-day.
26th Day.? Tho House adopted the cod
ol mies which will govern it duting tl
Fifty-third Congress, subject to the decisic
of tho Committee on Rules, which, under tl
rules, has an almost absolute power to dire
the business of that body. Tbe rules vai
but little from thoso that controlled tl
Fifty-second Congress. When first report*
they contained ono radical change, and r
enacted tho clause which p rmits ono hu
dre i members to constitute a quorum in coi
mittee of tho whole. The pressure troug
against it on the Democratic sido proved ti
powerful, and the committee, graceful
yielding, surrendered their point, and t'
clause was stricken out. After agreeing
the rules the House, at o.50, adjourned un
27th Day. -The House of Representath
was not in s ssion to-day.
28tu Day. -The House of Representath
as not in session to day.
29th Day. -In the House, Mr. Ccomts.
New York, offered a concurrent resoiuti
reciting the deplorable accident at For
Theatre building, aad providing for the (
pointment ot a joint committee of thi
Senators and three Representatives to inv
ligate the condition ot other public buildir
in Washington. Upon objection the reso
tiou went over. A resolution was adopt
granting the right to Mr. Bolknap, claim!
a scat Ironi the fifth Michigan district, to I
notice of contest against Mr. Richardson, l
sitting member. Tho House then adjourn
FATAL RAILROAD WREC
It Was Caused by Carelessness?1
are Dead; Two Will Die.
A Cincinnati, Portsmouth & Virgi
freight train ran into a construction ti
standing on a twitch at tho Harden sidi
twenty-six miles from Portsmouth,
wrecking both trains.
Fireman Robert Little was instantly ki
and Engineer George Glasgow was fat
Injured. Marion Weaver, who had euti
tho cab of tho construction train to
warm, has since died of his injuries. Wa
man Kuntze, who also was in tho couati
tiou cab, aud to whose negligence, it is s
the accident was due, waa slightly inju
The cars of the construction train wre<
Ibo residence of Mrs. Brown, 200 yarda
taut, crippling a youug mau named Forsj
and so shocking Mrs. Brown that sho
Kuntzo had taken the engine on tc
main track to eoal when ho pulled in
instead of closing the switch him6ol
gavo tho keys to Bert McCann, a youug
and told him to close and lock it.
boy locked it. but had failed first to clo
A MINE EXPLOSION.
Men Return to Work and Four Will
From Their Injuries.
At Sheldon, Ind., on the Evauavi
Terre Hauto Road, a force of men went
a coal mino to resume work utter woe
There was a gas explosion and the
wns wrecked. Eleven men have been
out badly injured and mutilated, l'ou
die and probably more.
Md. %\i UUlunuuit.
\ Day's Happenings as Told
By the Wires.
TO PROTECT THE OYSTER.
The Prohibition State Convention -
Danville and North Danville
Martin Tracey's Money-A Vir?
ginian Married In China
The Prohibition State Convention, with
about 100 delegates, mot in Richmond, and
nominated a full ticket. These are the
nominees: t.overnor, Col. J. R. Miller, of
Pulaski; Li' utenant-Governor, John 8.
Tyler, of A<? oma'-. attorney-general, W. G.
Kngley, of Wythevllle.
The platform is a very brief oue, and is
not favorable lo the democrats, lt declares
that both thc democrats and populists have
intentional')- avoieled any declarations upon
the subject of morals and temperance. "Tbe
populists.'" tbs paper snys. "have fused with,
the democr, ts wherever C.:ey considered lj
politic to do so, and believing that the demo,
eratic parly in Virginia, which is now and
has been for years the dominant party, baa
fallen largely iuto tho hands of professiona'
I politicians, whoae first aim is self-a^g'au
[ dizcment through divisiona of tho spoils, iud
: that the b< t er elements of the party no
longer control its actions we view with nlarm
the continued indifference and Btu-""!
avoidance ci all moral aud reform mern-i
Corrupting methods, enforcod by the liberty
destroying Anderson-MoCorniiok election
law. constitute in a majority of instances
their solo cl.-.im to political advaneeinout."
The other planks advocate the abolishment
of unnecessary offices; ballet reform, that
honest elect,ons may bo assure! by removing
tho opportunity given to political wire
workers to tamper with ballots; declaring
that a railroad commission ia necessary as a
guardian of tho interests of all shipp'
farmers and others; economy in pu''1,
affairs, and iu favor of encouraging immi?
gration from other States. The last plank in
the platform declares in favor of "a gradu?
ated incom > tax, supported by effective
laws, that tba poor mau may not alone bear
the burden of taxation, while the rich man,
declining ownership of real estate because lt
eau bo listed and estimating his own wealth,
possesses a pocket bulging with bonds upou
which he defiantly pays no taxes."
This is understood to mean a State income
tax, though this is not made dear by the
language o." the text. The prohibition
leaders say they propose to make a deter?
mined fight this year.
Tho prohibitionists polled 2,738 votes for
their presidential electors in Virginia lu 1892.
To Protect the Oyster,
The Governor's accepted determination to
recommend to tho next Legislature the
placing of tho wholo oyster interest under
tho control of n commissioner will, it is be.
lieved, meet with general approval. For
years this industry has been under the
supervision of the board of the Chesapeake
nnd its tributaries, which is composed of thc
Governor, State treasurer aud tho two audi?
tors. The regular, and oftentimes onerous,
duties of those officials make it impossible foi
them to devote the attention to the oyster in?
dustry which it deseives. The Governor's idea
is to modernize tho management of a depart,
mont of tho Commonwealth which even
many conservative meu assert could be made
one of Virginia's moat important sources ol
revenue. With its separation from other
departments and placed under tho direction
of an exp.'rieucod rann, the oyster interest
will, it is believed, rapidly extend. The
money saved in Increased revenue, to say
nothing of in' Teased efficiency in the pro?
tection of tho planters, which the proposed
change would Iring about, would many
tim s over pay the expenses incident to the
creation of the office of commissioner.
Danville and North Danville.
As already briefly mentioned, several
months ago committees mere appointed by
tho common councils of tho city of Danville,
and tho town of North Davillo to act as a
joint committee to consider tho advisability
of annexiug North Danville to Danville,
making oue city. The joint committee after
mature deliberation, has decided, by a vote
of 5 to i, to submit to the councils a pinn for
annexation, aud the majority report recorn
menda that tho plan and tho question of an?
nexation be submitted to a vote of the people
of the two towns at the general election, in
November nexi, to be decided In the same
manner and by the same property vote as re?
quired to determine corporate subscriptions
to railways. The probability ia that the two
councils will adopt the report of the majori?
ty, with slight amendments, and then will
commence a local acmpaign in the two Dan
villes that will lay the State campaign in the
Martin Tracy's Hard Money.
After the death of Mr. Martin Tracy,which
occurred in Charlottesville on tho 13th of
last July, diligent search by his sister. Mrs.
Casey, now living iu Richmond, failed to
disclose tho hiding placo of 1650 in gold and
silv r coin it was known that tho eleceased
gentleman had saved. Ho kept it behiud
tho counter in his store, in an old shot bag,
which he kept in a cracker box. lt was
thought that no one oise besides Mrs. Casey
knew of its hiding place. It seems, however,
that one R. A. May, an Englishman, who
has boen in this country for several years,
and who had been a hanger-on at Mr. Tracy's
store, knew ot the hiding-place of tho wealth,
and ho lost no time in putting his knowledge
to use, Suspicion was attracted to May by
his sudden liberality in treating, and free)
use of gold. Ho also parch ised a gold
watch, silverware, furniture, etc., and gave
Mr. 0. W. Si.opherd $102 in gold aud silver]
to keep for him until called for.
A third edition of the Pope's Latin poems
is soon to bo published. A portrait of the
Pope, carved in stone and set in a frame of
gold and pneious stones, is to be presented,
to Cardinal Gibbon*.