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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., SEPTEMBER 22, 1893
DEAD AT HI3 FEET IN THE DRIP! INC
BI CHARLES cr UTZ HATTN.
As ap tho stream, unto tho very feet
Of Launcelot, the kuiyhl vhom she reveled,
Elaine, the Lily Maid o' Astolat.
By Ibo dumb servitor was geu Hy steered,
60 by tho voiceless servant, Death, am I
In 6ilotice borne away without one sigh,
Up to he feet of him I loved, but who,
Loving me not in turn, hath let me die.
And lu the cold gray morning I shall l'e
At tho feet of him 1 love, that he niav look
On tho face of her who. loving, trust*.! him,
And trusting, both her name and hume for?
Fo go I forth with never a moan or tear,
Forth from the woWd of hate aDd weariness,
Out ou thc silent soa of peace and rest.
Into God's lovo and mighty tenderness.
The skv is mining in my Open grave,
Ip uhi.h this ld?fal bod* soon nhnll rest.
But it sufteus the molli an 1 the sides of thc
Tba', they press not too havshlyon my breast.
But ere they placo mo la its cold, moist clasp,
A moment 1 shall He at bis dear feet,
Fer death will lead whore 1 could not go
In lifo, and give to me my boon most sweet.
Io lie at his feet in the 'hipping vein,
With bi* eyes upon ino it, bettor than ll'e'
To be near "him, though dead, will be tweet
The woman he would not mako his wif*.
I forgive him the foitow, suffering, shame,
For the l-lies lhat I had, ".ho' ihe loving
And my bedy wfll know when lt lies at his feet,
Bo much docs it long to bo near him again.
In the Shadow of the
BY DAVID LOWRY.
The sailor was awakened by a draught
on his hand. The draught came from
the opening in the window. He was, as
tnauy of his class are, a light sleeper. He
loy q notly listeu ng. The storm hal ex?
pended its fury, b t the wind was still
high. Above tbe found ol: Ile storm
ho herr 1 a peculiar sound against ihe
side of the house.
The sailor sat bolt upright in bed.
The noise continued. The sailor slipped
aoftly 011 of the bed, walked across the
room, aud felt in his pocket for the
weapon he relied upon. Then he donne;!
his clothes. As ho wns do ng this a gust
blew in the room. Stooping, tho sailor
was jiifct able to discern a ti-turo nt the
window. The intruder waft fooling h s
way cautiously. Ihe distance between
the window and the bed was not more
than thne feet. The man was well in
the room: he was feeling the side of the
bed when the sailor's hand clutched his
Th re was a smothered sound as the
Bailor pressed the intruder hack on the
bed silently. At first the sailor was re?
solved to Ihrottle the robber. Then as ho
ielaxed his grasp, the intruder said, in
husky tones, "For God's sake let me
"Who are yon?"
"Tnke your hands from my throat."
"I'd serve you right to end your life
here. Stealing in upon a. traveler to
"I am no thief. I am the landlord's
"A likely story. I'll call your father
up, and you can tell him how you came
in on me."
"For God's sake, listen. I am power?
less. See -1 bear no arms. I am a
sailor?an honest sailor."
"God save thc mark!"
"1 tell you I Lave just escipel ship?
wreck. 1 am just como from Marble
head on account of a fool.sh fight, but
I'm no more to blame-"
"Wha'.l So you were ou the-"
"Eliza. And wrecked before. Kow the
officers are hunting me. I can prove I
am not in the wrong; but if my tither
knows I nm here, he will almost kill me.
I've cost him trouble?ard money. I
thought to steal in?this is roy own bed
and room?sleep a while, anl be off early
before anyone woke."
"Stop?let me feel your hand, 'Tis
truo. 'J his is no base liar nfier all."
"I toll you I've leen away from home
four mouths-four years it seems."
"Come?let's have a look at you."
The sailor held a tinder box in his
hand. A flnma illuminated the room,
and in the brief period the light fell upon
the intruders face the sailor scanned
him from head to foot.
"I know yon?you were among the first
to stave in the casks of rum. Here, lie
down, and in the morning go like a man
to your father-"
"I dare not."
"Well, lie down, and go to sleep."
The landlord's son cast himself, just
as be was, on the bed. The sailor dis?
robed once more and laid down beside
him and fell asleep the eecond time.
He was awakened later?he had no idea
what time it was?by creaking stairs. He
removed tho cover, stepped noiselessly
out of bed, and, as he loaned his clothes
a second time, listened intently. A life
of danger had sharpened senses naturally
acute. Yes, there could be no doubt abonl
it. Somebody was asceuding the stairs
stealthily. The sailor felt his weapon,
anl moved back to the bench. The dooi
was opened slowly; then in the darkness
ibe sailor thought a man's figure wac
The stature was that of the landlord.
Kow another step was heard on th<
ttaits. Ia the darkness ihe sailor ww
unable to perceive the movements of th(
figure uutil suddenly he became sensibh
of the presence 0 some ono near at hand
'1 hen the sailor realized that ho was _ri<
able to prevent a terrible, a monstrom
crime. The figure hovering between hiu
and thebed stooped. At a venture tin
Failor aimed his pistol at the figure, fired
nnd then bounding past the man he tiree
nt, .he sprang across tho bed. dartec
through the window, and fa'ling on 1
plank pl >fe)d neainBt the house (placer,
there lay the landlord's sou1, slid to th<
ground au 1 d sappeared in th* darkness
When the report of the pistol wai
heard, Grizzle Meade was approachinj
the door with a light. The sudden frigh
caused Grizzle to drop tho light, whicl
was extinguished. When the landlord
who hud been Hung headlong to the floo
by the sailor, regained his feet, hecursei
his wife for letting the light fall, stum
bled against her in the dark, thea has
tened down stairs for a fresh light, am
speedily returned to the bedroom.
Grizzle Meade was wringing her hand
iu tenor, and crying, "We are undone
we ate undone, Daniel."
"Peace? le quiet," her husband com
mandel, as be np| roache 1 the bed am
held tbe light owr it. Grizzle's eyes wer
on his every movement. Suddenly he
mit a hand over his face and staggered
back. Grizzle seized tho light from his
trembling hand nnd looked at tho man on
the bod. As sho looked her frame seemed
to be ligid, the blood receded from h r
lips; her face grew ashen-grav ns she
stared stonily down on tho fate now
veiled forever with the awful shadow of
death. Sbe opeue 1 her mouth, but no
sound issued from her lips. Then she
turned slowly, ber I ody seeming'}* as rigid
as stone?turned, with horror dilating her
eyes, and stared awe-stricken at her hus?
band, cowering, groveling on tbe floor,
with tbe knife in his hand.
Then, with a cry that, sounded like thal
of a wild Animal, Grizz'lo Meade fell in a
Leap beside her husband.
CIIA1 TER Ht.
IN EVIL PAYS.
The emly dawn saw Grizz'e Meade
moving briskly about the house. The
landlord of Globe Inn wns gulping n
glass of liquor, when the glass was
wrenched from his hand.
?What! Do you want to put the ropes
round our necks that you must fly to
the liquor? Must I find wits for loth?
If you had not been so cowardly you
would have made sure."
"Have done, Grizzle. It is the hand of
God. How could we know he was there
how carno he back?"
"You'll drink no more till all is over, or
we will hang. Harg! Do you hear that.
Daniel Meade? Will we help matters by
babbling? I have washed and dressed
him. Ko hand shall touch him."
Her husband shook his head.
"Fool! I see our way clear. Listen! Wo
will say it was the bullet. Tho boy came
home, nnd we put him to bcd. Are you lis?
tening, Daniel Meade? Then the drunken
sailor fought him in the night, shot him,
The landlord looked at his wife with
lack luster eye?.
"Rouse, man, and leave liquor alone,
unless you want to hang."
"I promise, but we might as well 1 e
done w.th it."
"You would think differently au' the
lope were about your neck. It is not
above understanding. The wound in his
head will satisfy nil. Kow, then, away?
speed ye, ind tell bow our boy's been
murde ed. We mus! alarm our neigh?
bors and the authorities Away now."
Daniel Meade repeated the story his
wife put in his mouth reluctantly. As
he repeated it he regaino 1 something
like tho assurance that characterized his
dealings with the world.
The announcement of the murder ere
ated a profund sonsation. The clements
of a great mystery?a mystery that seemed
Impenetrable wcre recognized ly the in?
telligent, while tho uneducated regarded
the event as additional proof that super?
natural agencies were daily demonstrated
in the affairs of minkind.
The authorities, on tho other hand,
calmly noted: first, thnt the poor boy
who had twico escaped death at sea in a
miraculous manner, came home to bo
murdered by a drunken, quarrelsome
sailor; Beeond, that tho murderer effee'ed
his escape oa-ily and in a manner tbat
woul I bare suggested itself to tho dullest
comprehension; third, that tho authoii
ties owed it to themselves to capture,
convict, and hang the murderer speedily.
The news spread fast nnd far. Great
crowds thronged the Globe Inn to view
the rema ns. The marshal of Snlem was
notified by William Ayers, Daniel Meade's
creditor, to postpone the collection of his
debt for the present. Such a proceed?
ing at that time would have made Mr.
Ayers very unpopular, and he was look?
ing forwnrd to political preferment.
Tbe authorities viewed tho remains,
made due note of tbe testimony sub?
mitted by the grief-stricken parents,
Marshal Hobbs, Giles Ellis, and Esra
Easly, and accorded due prominence to
tho statements made by the marshal and
Ellis in the record. Scnroaiy any note
was made of the sworn statement Ezra
Ea6ty made. Ezra was only an appren?
tice to'John Lee.
Thus the remains of the innkeeper's
son were committed to their last resting
place with much ceiemony and public
manifestations of concern.
Contrary to the expectations of the
landlord, tbe notoriety given Globe Inn
was the means of re-establishing the cus?
tom the inn enjoyed in its best days
William Ayers, Meade's creditor, was paid
promptly a week after the funeral. Prin?
cipal and interest on the sum of one hun?
dred and fifty pounds was paid on the
nail. There wero many who expressed
surprise at the ab lity of Daniel Meade
to meet this and other obligations, but as
Ihe custom grew, aud Globe Inn flour?
ished, tho thoughtful held their peace,
and rejoiced in the prosperity of a man
On the morning the murder was made
known, Ezra EaBty, apprentice to John
Lee, ono of tho most respectable citizens
of Salem, overheard portions of a con?
versation between hiB master and mistress
and their daughter that made a profound
impression upon him. Ezra was not
where he should have been when he heard
the conversation. His master thought he
was in the shop?indeed, had sent him
there. The shop was a considerable
distance from the house, but Ezra, whose
cuiiosity (always easily aroused) was then
aflame; made an excuse to return to the
bouse, Hnd bearing loud words in the best
room, glued his ear to the door, holding
the outer door in the narrow passage
leading to the shop conveniently open.
As 60on as he could contrive it be made
an excuse to leave the shop shortly aftei
hiB master entered it. John Lee's man?
ner as he looked at his apprentice that
morning wag peculiar, or perhaps the ap?
prentice felt guilty.
Ezra's purpose was to speak to th<
maid servant, Anu Bigger, who seemec
equally anxious to place a distance be?
tween herself and the house. They en
countered each other at the end of th<
6hop opposite the house.
"Oh, Ezra! You heard them, too?"
"I could not help hearing. If peopli
talk so loud one might hoar them hal
way across tho lot."
"Such sharp things as Master Lei
"But did not his own daughter answe
"Aye, nnd so did the mistress speal
out boldly. I did not think it was ii
"Who, think yon, Ezra, is all this qu r
reling over? I was setting tho milk
and was fearful tho mistress would com
on me every minute, so I dare notremaii
"That is plain. Heard yo no name?"
"I have told you I was fearful of th
"I heard plenty?more than master o
mistress would like mo to know. Johi
Lee had best not make such au ado an
man stops a few hours late with hi
"What did you hear? I have my ow:
suspicions, but first tell me what yo
"Woll, then," Ezra answered with
b-ckward glance, "it is plain to mc al
this talk is about Martin Lee, John Lee'
brother, who must have done some dread
"Aye, that is clear, else Janet woul
not defend him so warmly. She wa
ever talkiig of her uncle and when he
comes home how it will be this way 01
that way. 'Tis likely she remembers him
when sho was a child; all tho presents
she places store by aro her Uncle Martin's.
But wh t terrible' thirg has this brother
done lo set his own flesh and blood against
"That is pl in, too," said Ezra. Then
he coined a lie solely to make the ma;d
servant think he was much wiser than ho
really was. "Mas er is, as you know,
proud of his good name."
"And so is mistress, for that m Uer?
aye, aurl Janet thinks she is as good as
*So it is not much wonder John Lee is
angry because of the disgrace his brother
may bring on the Lees. I heard enough.
I make bold that this brother ia in
trouble, and ha? written or sent to his
brother lo help bim. Janet was hot to
help her uncle in hi- strait, nnd I heard
-" hero Ezra Easty looked around him
and whispered, "Ann* I beardJohuLeesav
his brother should never uarken his door
until tbe matter was c'oired up. But it
ls best we say nothing for the present.
Mayhap this will prove somtth ng. There
are strange rumors going."
"Yes, and we must take heed, Ezra."
'J What! Art not afa d?"
"I nm and so are you. There's none
living are not afraid "of witches. Why,
an n witch wero to come now." Ezra
started, then blushed.
"Ann, it i6 not well to invite them."
"Pooh! 1 but did it to try you."
"Why, what can a man do more than a
womap if tho witches are at hand.
There! I must be going?master w.ll
"Say not a word of this, Ezra?we will
speak of it agam," said Ann Big.er. ns
she hastened into the house.
When they separated Ann Bigger could
ncarcelr restrain the inclination to run to
her sister, who lived near by, to inform
her of the mysterious quirrel she lad
ovciheard. It w;;s la'er m the ly when
she availed lerself of the first opportu?
nity to vi6 t her married sister, aud rc
laded all, and much moro than sbe had
The air of Kew England at that time
was full of strange rumors. The evil
one, it was s itel, was lyiu'^ in wait in iv?
ory imaginable sbnpo, ready to pounce
upon weak humanity. When Ann Bi ?
ger's sister listened to the story Aun re?
lated, she instantly assumed Martin Leo
had"incurred the ifl-will and fear of hu
brother by making a compact with tho
"It is nil plain to me, Ann. This Mar?
tin Iee we have heard of has come back
with the devil's art, and bas cast a spell
on Dorothea and her daughter. Join
Lee will flee his brother burned for the
good of his fellows rather than bear him
"I never thought it <ou!d be like that.
An that be so?why, I'll not tarry in the
house longer lest 1 be bew.tched like mj
"Tush! Have you no fear. Say yoni
priyers three times a day. If yon eat t
crust wjjen you get up, or before you gc
"A crust! I'll eat half a loaf if it will
keep the evil one off."
"There are many ways of spiting
witches bosides having a clear conscience
else there'd bo noni free from them. Bu'
you are sure Martin Lee bas returned?"
"As good as sure?Ezra Easty agre's
with roe. He heard all, and he says-'
"Then come to me to-morrow, am
keep your ears and eyes open. We'll se(
what is nt the bottom of this."
When Ann Bigs'tr's Bister was nlom
sho did not permit much t'me to elapsi
before she shared her secret with i
And this was the way the trouble begin
that imperiled the lives of the Lees.
A BALD LIV EU.
"And so," Giles Ellis taid, musingl
"Martin Lee has returned. Ait quit*
sure this is true?" he asked his courin
Now, th s cousin was tho neighbor wit!
whom Ann Bigger's sister shared he
secret before tha day was over. It wa
now evening, and Giles hnd called to sc
his cousin's busbaud upon a busines
m tter. "Strange," continued Giles
"that John Lee has not made his broth
er's return known. Ho is not a man t
" They may havo good reason to b
s lent. I have always heard Martin Le
was of a headstrong nature."
"And so is Johu Lee, as all well know
He was never known to tura, once hi
foot was well set on the_ road. But you
"Ought to be plain to a man as keen
witted as Giles Eilis."
"Do you think Martin Leo is not a wei
come viBitor?that it is as well ho keep
indoors? Is that not lt?"
"God preserve ub!" hii cousin e>
claimed. "You take the words out of in
"There iB no mistake- Martin Lee yo
are sure has returned?"
"Nay, I 6aid not so."
And then Giles Ellis' cousin told hit
how the news came to her?if she ndde
to it 6ho was, as most people are, uncor
toious of it. Upon hearing this Gilt
Ellis smiled, but it was not the smii
which made people th nk they wronge
him when they suspected a maa wit
6uch keea black eyes, fo closely ret i
his head; for his was, it best, a sinistt
"This is worth pondering over," he sa:
to himself when he wns alone.
He was walking toward John Lee
house rapidly, when a sound attracted h
attention. He had a quick ear and ey
There was light enough to see the lan
that was crossing a field near him. Gili
Ellis looked savagely at the lamb, the
casting a swift gi.nee around him, ri
tow rd it. As he ran he produced a kee:
bladed knife. The lamb avoided him
it rai into a corner, but Giles graspe I
and drew it toward him, saying betwei
his set teeth:
"Now, then, John Winslow, this, to
will show thee what I can do to rept
the mun who bears witness against me
His teeth gleamed. The smile on Gil
Ellis' fVe was s lrdonic as he turned tl
lamb's face up to him roughly and he
its neck over his left kn e while ]
slashed its throat. The lamb 6traighto 11
its legs out as the blood spurted from ti
Gili s Ellis rose, nnd, looking down
tho dying animal, Faid: "And bad I
score here I would servo them tho sar
way as I did thy fine horse, Master Win
low. Blame that, too, on the witchef
he aided, scornfully, as he thrust ti
knife-blade into the 6oft earth repcr
edly. Then wiping it carefully on t
grass, he replaced it in his pockot and r
turned to the path. Ho wns walki:
away from the field where tho lamb ls
when be paused suddenly, stood still, ai
listened. Then he vented n terrible oat
darted to a clump of undergrowth, a
there, in a depression in the earth, b
held a man crouching.
[to bi: continued.]
What others claim from us is. ri
our thirst and our hunger, but o
bread and our gourd.?AmieVs Jot,
fire destroyed pi operty to the va!u? ot
' 560.000 bi Dunker Hill, III.-A fire, which
at one lime tbredttened tho destruction of tho
j ent re towu of Liberty. Mo., was confined to
thu old Thompson House, erected fifty years
1 ago, and which was occupied by a hardware
' and provision store. Total loss about $70,
j [00.-Jfj A. Baldwiu. a prominent youDg
! physician, son of a nienaber of tho Georgia
State Legislature, was shot and killed by
, Je se Bowden tit Palmer, on Rock Creek.
I The tragoJy was the result of a quarrel over
tha hand of a young woman who lived at tho
' house where Bildwiu aud Bowden boarded.
j-Miss Emma Powell, of Andover, X. J.,
jumped from a car window ou her way homo
from the World's Fnir.-A destructive Ore
in Eufonia destroyed a great deal of business
! properly.-The tug Talisman was struck
by tho steamship Delaware in tho New York
i harbor* an i sunk.-Prof. Gustavus F.sher,
? of Rutger's College, died at his home In
j Brunswick, N. J.-Matthew T. Trumpbour
former cashier of the Ulster County Savings
! Bank at Kingston, N. Y., divd of heart dis
\ eneo at the Clinton Prison, iu Plattsburg, N.
Y.-Pittsburg labor leicJsrB huve a plan
which bas been indorsed by. Mr. Powderly,
for the foundation of a new labor union.
Tbe residence of Milton Meyers, a farmer
of Millersvillc, Tenn., wns burned, and three
Children perished ;ntho flame .-Fire in
Schell City, Mo., destroyed property to the
vnlue of $80,0(0. Three hotel-, including
tbe Duck House, und the Missouri, Kansas
nnd Texas depot, three large warehouses,
nn implement house, haifa dozenshops, two
liveiy stables, a number of dwelling-bousis
?iu al), twenty-nine buildings?wero burned.
-Patrick Kehoo, one of Paterson's oldest
shoe manufacturers, while on his way to his
stables, was "held up" by four masked men,
wbo, at the point of a revolver, commanded
bim to hnnd over his money.-The con?
vention of postofflce clerks completed its
labors in Chicago by selecting Bcnj. Park?
hurst, of Washington, president; W. E.
Crumbacker, of Chicago, secretary, and T,
A. Lewis, of Boston, treasurer. The next
convection will be bold at Boston.-War?
rants have ken i-sued for tho nrrest of nine
collectors of tho Prudential Insurance Com?
pany, in Jersey City, on a charge of con?
spiring to rteftaud the company. Only two
have been arrested as yet.-Governor Mor?
ris hns made a requisition on Governor
Worts, of New Jersey, for the surrender of
Eli Carpenter and Annie Cnrpenter, who aro
wanted in Connecticut for burglary com?
mitted nt Danbury July 13, 1893. Both are
under nrrest at Newark, N. J.-Alfred AV.
Boyle, pged twenly-two yunis, was picked
up in an unconscious condition beside the
tracks of tho Philadelphia nnd Reading Rail?
road, a few miles west of Trenton Junction.
He wns taken to St. Francis Hospital, in
Trenton, where ho soon expired.
Wm. B. Grogg, of Duluth, Minn., was ar
r sted in Philadelphia charged with trying
to defraud insurance companies. Jobn T.
Clark, who swore to the circumstances ot
Gregg's death by drowning, was also ar?
rested.-Charles O. Rowe, superintendant
of the eight district, Western Union Tele?
graph Company, died very unexpect?
edly ut Titusville, Pa. It is rupposed that
death resulted from heart trouble.-In a
drunken row among a number of Italians
at a hotel in Brighton, near Rochester, bov
eral Italians were killed and the hotel
burned.??Two moro Colorado banka
opened their doors to busines/3, after several
weok's suspension. They are tho Western
National, at Pueblo, and the Bank of Flor?
ence.-Tbe large gin house and cotton
sheds belonging to E. D. Jones, at Carlisle,
lu Clayborne county, Miss., on the branch ol
the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad,
were burned by a mob of whitecaps. Thi
gin house was posted about three weeks
ago by whitecaps, who threatened ita de?
struction If any cotton should be ginnec
there before the price of the staple wont ti
ten cents per pound.
A fresh outbreak of the yellow fever is re?
ported at Brunswick, Ga.-Catholic arch
bishop', iu conference in Chicago, deejdei!
to securo a site for a rosidonce for Arch
bishop Satolli in Washington.-tfttttau
outlaws killed a Texan rancher, who liva,
near Del Rio, and bis boy, after brutally
mutilating the fatter.?-Ex-Judge Richart
Ludlow Darremore, a well-known ra?mbei
of the New York bar, and for more thai
twenty years a judge of the Court of Com
mon Pleas, ls dead.-Tho new city hal
building, in Spokane, was destroyei by fire
At th3 time three tinners wtre at work oi
the roof, nnd are reported to hnve beei
burned to death. Loss, 875,009; insurance
J50.000.-C. P. Miils.tbe defaulting banke
of Tecumsah, Mich., was arrested in Adrian
-Tho jury iu the ti lal of W. H. Shattuck
for the killing of his child-wife, in Alban)
returned a verdict of murder in the socon
degree. Shattuck is twenty-two years o
age.-Tbe George R. Bidwell Cycle Con:
pany. in New York, ius'.ituted proceeding
for voluntary dissolution. T. G. Strong wu
appointed temporary recoiver.-A rective
WM appointed by Chancellor McGill, in Jei
sey City, for the Bevor'.y nnd Edgewatc
Electric Light Company. W. Daniela, of fh
Burlington Electric Light Company, was uj
Robert G. H. Huntington, secretary of tl
House Building aud Loan Association c
Chicago, is missing, lt is expected that Hut
tington is a defaulter, and that the sum wi
aggregate $ 0,000.-Arthur H. Wisemat
manugar of tho Western Grain nnd Stoc
Exchange at St. Louis, closed his door
Wiseman is ono of tho bast known of tl
local buckctsliop men. His liabilities at
*15,000.-Sophie Tenney, of Syracuse, jN
Y.. says sae was enticed from home by Hem
Marshall, a colored waiter in Cleveland.?
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Crosby, of Mich
gan, js demi. Deceased was stato senat
from 1870 to 1372 and lieutenant govern
Qe from 18-11 to 1883.-A telegrim from Ge
it- Sorell, general manager of the Ocean Steal
be ship Compauy, to Receiver Comer, annouuc
that the wreck, of the steam-ship City
Savannah has been abandoned by theMerr
acJ Wrecking Company, who sent out to inspe
h, her in the interest of tho underwriting co:
nd panics. She was injured for ?150,0,0.
Tnt bombardment of the- forts at Rio J
nei o ceased after six nours, no serious dai
ot mage having been done to either forts
ur boats. Tho United States cruiser Chariest
H% has reached Montevideo and will sail for I
One of the Boldest Hold-Ups Od
Record Near Chicago.
EXPRESS CAR BLOWN UP,
A well-organized Band Makes a
Rich Haul on the Lake Shore
Road -The Passenger Coaches
Not Entered-brave Engin?
Tv en*y masked men he'd up a Lake Shore
train 1.0 milos from Chicago near uitJ
Dijht, and, after wounding th-a engineer,
blew open the sife ia the express car and
etole its contents. The train was the one
which drew out of ih 3 Twelfth street depot
of the Illinois Central road at 7 :45 P. M. It
reached Kendallville, a small station in Indi?
ana, little i-fcoit of fotr hours later. It
w nt past the town, and had hardly gone a
mile through a stretch of timber land, when
the engineer slowed up near a curve. As the
engine rattled round the turn, the engineer
saw a rel light ahead.t When the train came
to a sto,i a dozen men. sprang into ?he cab,
t nd levelled rifle.1? at the heads of the engin?
eer and firemen. Tho two railroad men
Btood stupefied ns the rifle barrels gleamed
in tbe flickering light, nnd tho robbers said :
"Throw up your bands."
The fireman win poaceful enough, and
lifted his arms at once. But tho engineer
was not so timid. He paid no hoed to the
men nor to their arms, and, with a cry of
warning on his Ups, turned toward thu pas?
senger coaches. A dozen rifles were quickly
turned toward tie plucky follow, und a
dozen shots startled the pa6sougers,who had
been awakened by the sudden stopping of
How many of tho shots struck tbe poor en?
gineer was not determined, but ho fell with
tho blood gushing from an immense wound.
As tbe train came to a pause, there was a
terrible explosion. The robbers hal put
dynamite uuder the train, nnd, as the still?
ness of the lonely plaoj wns broken, the ex?
press enr cracked and split, and showed a
huge gash in its side.
Tha conductor and the brakeman hurrieo.
to tho platforms only to bc covered by Win?
chesters in the hands of men who said they
would shoot to kill if a move was made. Tho
railroad mou became motionless and dumb.
A guard wns put at Ihe end of each car, and
the exprtbi car was nttackod. The messen?
ger behind his tnrricaded door refused to
obey the oommnnds of tho robbers to open
tho express car entrance. Shot after shot
was tired at the cur, but the robbers so an
saw t mt they would gain no entrance by in?
timidation. They wero prepared for ibis re?
sistance, and blew the car open. Tho mes?
senger waa knockod to the floor, sensoloss.
Half a dozen of the twenty men then looted
the expr.'ss car. Dynamite was again used
in opening the safe, and the thieves used
their own time in taking everything they
thought wor h carrying away. Tho guards
at tho doors of the passenger coaches were
called off, n few parting shots were flrod?
perhaps iu the air, to warn those on the train
that pursuit meant death?and tbe band of
robbers disappeared in tho wooded stretch
of land lhat shirts the railroad.
As fast as logs could carry them, messen?
gers ran to Kendallville to spread tho alarm.
Tbe sher,ff of tbe county, aroused from be J,
called on all near him for help, and soon a
posse of residen s of Kendallville were spread?
ing along the highway to the scene of the
hold-up. They scoured the vicinity, beat
through the bush, andtraveled miles through
tbe woods, but they could And nothing.
Guessing that tbe robbers had come from
Chicago, the sheriff routed out a telegraph
operator, aud wired to tho Chicago polico
tho story of the robbery.
THE EXr-RKSS CAB IOOTED.
Tho train held up was the New York ex?
press on the Lake Shore road, which reacher
Kendallville about midnight. It was mado
up of ten coaches, two express cars and one
taggage car. The dynamite having wrecked
ou'y tba express car, tho robbers contented
:hemse;vos with looting thi3 alone, and malo
no effort to force an entrance to tho second.
It was 3.30 A. M. when the special officer
at tho Lako Shore depot rushed into the
Harrison Street Station nnd told the lieuten?
ant in charge that No. 14 had been held up
nnd robbo . while rolling over the Indiana
marshes. Lieutenant Shepard at once sent
half a dozen officers to intercept the bandits
if they came toward Chicago. The officers
were given orders to go to South Chicago
nnd wait there until daybreak.
The sheriff of the county In which the
train was held up telegrnpbed Sheriff Gil?
bert, of Cook county, to be on the lookout
for the robbers as they wero coming this
A tramp who wns stealing a ride on the
express car of tho train, said there must
havo been twenty or twenty-five men in the
gang. He says that as soon as tho train
came to a standstill, tho men ran along the
train to the roar end, and when tho train?
men came out on the platform to soo what
wns the matter they were confronted by
Winchesters, .tis said that none of the
passengers wero robbed.
BRAVERY OF THE EVOINEER.
Engineer Knapp and his fireman were or
dered to throw up their hands by the mei
who climbed on the eugine. Knapp had om
hand on tho throttel, and he attempted t<
6tart tho train. One of the desperado
pushed a big revolver against his shoulde
nnd fl; ed. The bullet passed through, tear
ing a bolo in which a lead pencil could b
laid. Tho noise caused by the crashing c
thc express door when the dynamite bom
was hurled against it, was the first intimr
lion that tho paj;engers had that tho trai
was In the hands of robbers.
There wns a lively scramble among th
passengers to crawl under seats and secret
what valuables they had iu sight, such n
vratches and other jewelry. The expree
train robbed wns one used by tho Unito
States Express Company, and is supposod t
have contained a largo sum ci mouey. Oe
of the Lake Shore officials hastened to tb
home of Manager Wygant. who started <
once for the train dcrpatcher's office, where
a special train was made up for the officials
of the railroad. At live o'clock this train
left the Twelfth street depot to make a quick
trip to Keudallvillo.
The United States Express safe is believed
to havo contained nenrly $300,000, including
a shipment of $250/00 from Chicago to a
New York bank. The expre s officials are
making every effort to conceal the fncts in
regard to tho robbory and manifest the most
profound ignorance. E. B. Hamlin, the as?
sistant of Messenger Weisse. returned to the
city und made report to General Manager
Crosby, of the company, but to reporters ho
said ho did not know anything atout the
30th Day.? Mr. Stew rt, of Nevada, of
fei ed a resolution for an inquiry iuto the
fnct of Senators teing stockholders in na?
tional banks. The resolution went over.
Tbe bill for the repeal of the purchasing
clause of the Shermnn law was taken up,
uni Mr. Pugh (Dem.), of Alabama, a mem?
ber of the Finance Committee, made ,1 two
nnd-n-half hour speech aga nst it, declaring
nt the closo that it was the de ermined ned
unalterable purpose of the opponents of re?
peal to oppose it until tbe physical strength
was exhuasted, and their power of speech
gone. The remainder of the session was oc
cup cd in a continuance of Mr. Teller's
speech against tbe bill.
31 st Day.?In the Senato Mr. Mitchell
spoke for three hours in nn elabornto argu?
ment against the bill to tepcal tho purchas?
ing clause of tho Sber.iiiin act. After ho got
through, there sprung up between Senators
Tel.er, of Colorado, and Hawley, of Con?
necticut, quite a spirited discussion, into
which flu iliy Mr. S ewart, of Nevada, en?
tered. Then, as the hour was late, the sena?
tors were weary of trie day's debate, a mo?
tion to proceed to executive business was
welcomed on all sides, and, after a short
executive session, th? Senato adjourned.
32nd Day.?An effort was mado in tho
Senate, after the rep-sal bill was laid bo
fore it, to havo a day fixed for closing gan
eral debate, but tho result of that effort was
n t very encouraging to the hopes of those
who look forward to a not distant final dis?
position of the bill. Mr. Voorhem made tho
propo ition, but Mr. Dubois sat upou it. and
no further effort wns undeto press it. A
vain effort was made to secure consideration
of tho Priming bill.
33rd DAY.--In the Senate Mr. Faulkner
offered bis araemdment to the pending finan?
cial lill. Mr. Daniel, of Virginia, spoke
ngaiust the r pea' of the Sherman silver pur?
chase act. At the conclusion of Mr. Daniel's
speech the Senate held an executive session.
34th Day.? Tbe debate in the Senate on
the repeal bill was altogether ou the nfllrran
tvo side of the question. Two speeches
were made in favor of the bill, tbe first by
Mr. Lindsay, of Kentucky, and the second
by Mr. Higgins, of Deluware. The Sen?
ate, at 5.25 adjourned.
35th Day.?A second effort on the part of
Senator Voorhoes to reach un agreement on
the time for closing dobate on the repeal
bill and proceeding to voto on the bill and
amendments had no better results tnau the
previous one, except thero wns a sort of in
timntion by Senator Teller that no speech
had been mado for delay, none would be,
nnd the question of closing debate might be
over for tho pr sent at least. Senator Adi
6on, of Iowu, made a three-hour speech lo
ptove that the true way to rehabilit te sil?
ver was to repeal the silver purchase law nnd
thus force England aud tho nations of Eu?
rolie, to come to nu international agreement
on the subject. Tho remainder of tho day
was given to eulogies on the life and char?
acter of tho hv.i Senator Stanford, of Cali?
30th Div.?The session of the House wa*
I rlef. Tho colored representative from South
Carolina, Mr. Murray, attempted to get con?
sideration for a joint resolution appropria?
ting-?200.000 fortbe relief of tho cyclone suf
ferers in tho South, but, Mr, Kilgore, ol
Texas, objecting, the resolution was re?
31st Day,?In the House Mr. Morse, o'.
Massachusetts, expressed his regard for
newspaper mon?that regard having been
questioned by a portion of the press. Mr.
Hept urn, of Iowa, vainly endeavored to se
cure tho passage of a resolution, though be
effected its reference, calling for information
relativo to the transportation of goods bo
tween United States ports over C .nadian
territory, and Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee,
reported, for recommittal only, a bill having
for its purpose a reduction ol expenditure in
tbe way ol DUblic priutiug and binding.
32nd 1 ay.? N) business of interest wa.
transaeted in the House.
33rd Day.?In the House tbe republicans
filibustered aga nst reporting the Tucker bill
to repeal the federal election laws.
34th Day.?For two hours in the Housi
the skirmish fight over tho Federal Eleetior
Bill continued. The time up to two o'clock
was monopolized by the leading clerks, whi
monotonously cnlledthe roll of tho member!
knowing tbnt their task was merely aper
functory ene. Thc House paid tribute o
respect to the memory of the Ir.to J. Lovnr
Chipman, of Micignu, nnd then adjourned.
35th Day.?lu the House the tactics which
the Republicans havo adopted to '-eep out a
report on the Federal Euelion R-peal bill
wero ag tin resorted to, and tbe Democrats,
not haviug a quorum, yielded to tbe inevita?
ble and an adjournment.
TRAMPS STEAL A TRAIN.
Fifty of Them Run the Can Awaj
from Medford, N. J,
Thero is no cessation to the depredation
committed by the hordes of tramps whlcl
havo infested Medford. After the seige o
bold house-breaking and other felonie
which have put the whole populace on guan
for protection the cu pr its turned their at
tention in another direction.
About fifty tough-looking customer
boarded an empty train, which was standin
on a siding waiting for the use of the rail
way officials, r .n it on the main track, am
then detaching the engine, loo enod th
brakes and ran tbe train down the grade
which at this point extends for severa
They then took full possession of the cai
for sleeping and all other purposes excei
cooking, which was done by big fires on tb
ground near by. Dancing was carried on i
The trainmen were notified after some d
lay and gave chase and, with some assistant
succeeded in routing the enemy and secu
ing tbe train. The tramps wera so bold ai
belligerent that no determined efforts we
ma le toward their arrest. Teople are in
state of excitement aud fear, not knowii
what tho tramps will do next. A land
citizens patrol tbe town at night.
Tho cranberry industry, which attrac
many of theso men, is bigger this year tht
ever bef jre, but a large number give mo
attention to acts of law breaking than
work. Ther j is now about 600 in tho tow
A Day's Happenings as Told By
KAPPA ALPHA FRATERNITY.
Tragic Death of William H. Weller
Assaultecl and Robbed--Jame5
Mines t urned--lsaac
Thc Mreniceatb biennial convention of the
Kappa Alpha (Collegs Greoli-lef.erj Frater?
nity held its posions at Richmond College.
Th) attendance was large from nil parts of
the South, ibe fraternity was organized at
Was.'.ington aa 1 Loo University ia 1865 nnd
restricts lt sch to tbe South. It does not p;r.
mit a cbnpt r io bc established in n Northern
State. It h. B at present 31 living chapters,
nggreg ding n i active membership of 47J in
the school y ,.r 1892 03. I s alumni number
2,5 0. Ther.- ;s iuJMaryland one Chapter, at
the John? I! ipklDI University, In Virgiuia
there aro l!x chapters, in North Carolina
thr. c, in South Carolina three, in Georgia
three, in A -bama three, in Tmntssee four,
in Kentucky three, in Missouri three, in
Texas two, in Lon'siana throe.
The Kappa Alphas claim to bo the best on
gan-ttl Grce';-letter fraternity in the United
Stat;?, nni paint to tbo.r bimonthly journal,
published ut Nashville, Tenn., as proof ot
their prosperity and sueccv. Tho fraternity's
mode of government differs from that of the
college fraternities in that it is not at all
democratic, I ut of a soaii-military character.
Let ween conventions its chief ofne-r ba-* the
widest d scr lion, Lut as tho tie is warmly
fraternal his power ls never abuse I. Tho
genera] oin rers ejected by the Richmond
convention arc four in uuraber?tho com?
mander, t.e historian, U?S treasurer and the
chief editor. Tho largo development of the
order in rec nt years has necessitated a
modification of old laws by the present con?
vention, ani to dis work attention was
chiefly given. Among tho perons present
were : D. lt. Neal, Jr.,of Wnshiu-ton, D.C. ;
EL H. White, ol Louisiana ;T. i. Hubbard,
of Norfolk, Wi. ; Paul .Murrell,of North Caro?
lina ; S. Z. Annieu, of Ii iltimoro ; John Dell
Keeble, of Nashville; Johii L. Brooks, of
Ti xas; John Temple Graves, of Georgia;
Greenlee D. 1/ tcher, of Lexington. Va. ; Col.
Jo Lane Sit rn, of Richmond, Va., nnd I, P.
M< Dill, of South Carolina.
Tragic Death of Wm. I- . Weller.
Stnuntou wns deeply stirred by the tragic
der.th of Wm. EL Weller, ono of its leading
Citizen* Mr. Weller, wbo bad been in fail?
ing health for some time, left li's family be?
fore broikfast and went to his store to mnke
preparation* to leave ou the 9,18 train for
New York to buy goods. After Opening bis
store tbe deceased went across th ? street to
the Worthington hardware store and bought
a double-action Smith <fc Weston five
chambered, :>8-caliber revolver. Shortly
thereafter, upon entering WeHet*! store. Mr.
Henry Tillman found in tho rcar of tho room
before a cheval glass the prostrate and dying
body of the proprietor, when was discovered
u ghastly bullet-hole. The ball had pierced
the right parietal aud plowing its way
through tho skull emerged near the regiou
of the left ear. Do.ith resuitod almost Instan?
taneously. 1-0 decease J w .is born in Rich?
mond fifty-three years ago, was a gallant
Confederate soldier, and for the past twenty
five j ears has bern one of the :oremost meu in
the dry goods trade. He wns a deacon in tbe
First Presbyterian (.'burch of Staunton, nud
wn? also a member of the Uuiformed Rank,
Knights of Pythias. The reasons for thin
tragic death ara inscrutable, h's domesti':
relations being happy and his fiuanci.l con.
dicion easy, lifo seemed to be made up of
happy yesterdays and che rful tomorrows.
He leaves a widow and six children mourn?
ing their lost.
Assaulted and Robbed.
Capt. A. A. McDaniel, of tbe schooner
Laura, lying at the Norfolk nnd Western
Raiiroad Depot, Norfo.k, was assaulted by
an unknown person with an iron coupling
pin from a railroad car as he lay in his bunk
and robbed of his watch and chain. He
crawled into tha depot office and telephoned
to tho police station. The patrol wagon re?
sponded and brought him to the station
house, wh?r? Dr. Speight sewed up bis
wounds and found the skull fractured. Capt.
McDauiel is a young man, nud his vessel
hails from Baltimore, being here for a cargo
of coal. After tho assault police officer*,
made a thorough search for tho burglar.
Theyfouud flvo colored vagrantsiu box cars.
Tho prisoners wero not connected with the
affair at thc investigation which took place.
Captain McDaniel was taken to his homo, on
Carter's creek, Lancaster ccuuty. The
schooner belongs to Struvcn & Wacker, of
Baltimore, and has boon turned over bj the
mate to Richard Curtis, shipbroker wbo will
hold her till the ownere are heard from.
Drowned In Trevillian's Creek.
James D. Monday, a highly-re-pected ond
aged merchant of Charlottesville, wus
drowned while attempting to ford Trevil
lian's creek, a few miles from Charlottes?
ville. He le t at ll o'clock for East Hall on
important business, against the urgent pro?
test of his wi e. Soon nfter tho accident a
number of citizens went in search of his
body, which they recovered at half-past six.
He, with his horse and bu?gy, floated for
probably half a mile down .he stream. The
creek is a very ordinary and placid stream
in dry wenther, but during hard rains it
rises rapidly and soon becomes very swift
and exceedingly dangerous to cross. It is
a coincidence that Mr. John Goss, son of
the late Rev. John Goss, was about the close
of tho war drowned in this creek aud at the
same spot at which Mr. Monday lost his life,
and under similar circumstances. Several
narrow escnpes from drowning have also oc?
curred. Mr. Monday leaves a wife and one