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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., OCTOBER 20, 1898.
In the Shadow of the
BY DAVID LOWRY.
f HATTER Xf-Contlnucl.
"Nay," said Proctor, "I will pay my own
Score. We will be Lone the less friends.
And since you saem interested in the mat?
ter, I caa tell you John Lee was always
considered ono of the most courageous
men in Salem. No man did more for his
friends iu the Indian wars, nnd theie are
men in high places who will see that
justice is done his family."
All in the inn looked at Proctor, whose
voice was lifted so that all there could
hear him. The sailor extended his hand.
"A steady tack I can keep run of: its
the fellows that veer about I've uo pa?
tience with. As well speak to a weather
vane as some I've met here, So, mate,
vou aro standing by Johu Lee's family. I
like your cut, more because it's like ('raw?
ing teeth to get a hearty auster to a sim
fde quotion in Salem. Tell me. what
ike is this John Lee. whose wife and
daughter are iu league with witches?-'
*A mon of goodly presence; a very up?
right but unhappy min. His wife and
daughter are sadly misrepresented. "
"If so be I and my mates wero asleep,
nud some ene shoulal final signs of a
witch, what though I nor my males had
naught to do with the witch, dost tell me
I and my mates nie to be hold to nccoiiut
for hnrboiinj witches in the fo'csle? Tell
me what tbe law says. I want to tnke
my bearings- proper bearing-!?on this
matter, because no man or woman can be,
so they do say, free from witches when
they choose to come knish. That belike
the story they tell of John Lee."
"No," said the landlord, breaking his
edence. "It were well it was no wor?e.
'Tis said his wife or daughter practice
witchcraft. There be o!her things, too -
much that gives color to the rumors."
"So?" said the sailor; then he muttered,
"Many a man has handed on rumor."
Meantime Grizzle Meade left the room,
and her husband served the customers.
He advanced to receive the sailor's score;
at the same time Arthur Proctor pro?
duced a purse and held it across his kneo
carelessly. Tho purse was of peculiar
make. It was composedof miuutescales,
curiously wrought, cunningly fastened in
such a manner as to conceal the means
employed to hold them together. Tho
firelight sparkled on tho rino scales as
Proctor moved his hand: at times tho
purse shone like a ribbon of silver.
Proctor had taken a coin from the purse;
he was holding it in one hand, when the
Bailor, looking fit tbe purse, sa d:
"A rare thing as my eyes ever looked
on?and I've seen something, too, abroad
?is that, mate."
Several turned to see what it wns that
excited the sailor's curiosity. Oiks Ellis
peered across nt the purse exposed on
Proctor's knee. Daniel Meade, who had
returned the sailor bis change, slowly
turned, too. One of the customers at
moment stooped to examim? the purse
closer. When he raised his head, Daniel
Meade u'tered tx hoarse ciy, and foll
heavily upon the floor.
"Stand as^de," said the s?ilor. "Give
him fresh air, ve lubbers. He is in a
Grizzle Meade, entering'nt that instant,
paid in an authoritative tone: "Help rae
to bel with him."
She did not 6eem alarmed; her manner
was deliberate, as her words were de?
It was Giles Eliis who raised the land?
lord's head and bell his shoulders; the
sailor lilted hiR feet, and Grizzle led the
way into tbe adjoining 100m. Presently
the sailor re-entered the tap-room, and
looking about him, said:
"Is Daniel Meade often taken with
No one answered. Arthur Proctor's
se it was vacant. The sa'lor looked from
one to the other, smiled grimly, then left
the inn wiihonf waiting for the slow-com?
ing answer. When he retuned an hour
later there was no one present save Giles
Ellis, who was taking his leave.
"If you should hear any noise through
tbe night, pay no attention to it," said
Grizzle Meade, as she showed the sailor
to his room.
"Unless it's cannon, or something like,
it'll not disturb me. I'm a sound and
a long sleeper, afloat and ashore," the
".My husband may speak loud?when
he is this way, which is not often. Give
yourself no concern, sir."
When he was alone, the sailor looked
about him. Undressing himself speed?
ily, he lay down on the bad, and fell
sound asleep. His clothes-his money
all th it he possessed-'-was tossed on the
floor beside the bed. This man seemed
to have no fe r, Or nothing to lose. His
sleep was dreamless, sound as a babe's,
and as quiet.
It was well on in the morning when he
awoke wilh a start. Some oue was ap?
proaching his room. Tho sailor sat up
nnd listened intently. Thero wero foot?
steps approaching his room. He heard
The door of his room was pushed open
slightly. The sailor could not ho ir the
hnnd on it. But there was no light.
Whoever was at the door did not require
The intruder was nearing his bed. The
sailor slipped out ot it on the 6ide near?
est the wall, and stood still. Ho could
hear the intruder breathing. Who coul 1
this intruder be? The step was heavier
thnn that of the landlady. The sailor
smi ed?he had so little fear in his
composition that ho smiled at the thought
of the landlord attempting anything with
a man like hm.
Tbe intruder stepped silently to tbe
side of the bed. His breathing became
painful. Thero was a blow. Tho sailor
Knew well what that sound meant. Then
he reached out a hand with a grip like a
vise, and caught that which had driven a
kLifo deep into thc l>ed-eIotbes. The in?
truder uttered a hoarse cry. It was the
voice of tho landlord.
" 'Tis as I thought. But you do not
escape mc so easily," said the sailor, ns
he wrestled with tbe'landlonl.
Now there was a sound of steps below.
The s ens approached the room quickly.
There was a ray of light, and then the
lundlady hastily entered.
Her face was draws with terror. Hoi
hands trembled violently. She could
scar cly speak,
"Daniel! It is me. Daniel!"
The 1 mdlord, released by the sailor,
passed a hand over his head like a mau
dazed. He looked at the sailor, at thc
knife in the bed clothes, at his wife.
"What is it, Grizzle? What are you do
ina; here? Why is this man here?"
"Come; you have been dreaming.
She took him by the arm and waa lead?
ing him away, when the sailor stepped
forward, withdrew the murderois knife
from tho bf d clothes, and handing it to
her said, with a meaning look:
"I think you had best take thi* with
you. And I'd advise you to get your hus?
band into some other calling, lest his
dreams cost some ody their life."
Grizzle M??de took the knife without
answering a word and led her husband,
wbo staggered like a man suddenly bereft
oi' understanding, from tbe room.
Thtn the sailor struck a light for him?
self with a tinder Vox, lit the rush, looked
at the window carefully, pushed the bod
by main strength over to the door, and
af er satisfying himself th it no one could
enter without waking him, once more laid
down and fell sound asie>p.
When he tcbj ihe next morning be was
inclined to think he had been d eiming,
but there was tte bed against the door
Then, as theexiraordinary experience of
the past night was recalled, the sailor's
countenance grew severe. AV hen he went
downstairs it was with a very Ktern face.
Grizzle Meade evidently anticipated a
call for an early breakfast. The table
was spread, but the landlord was no?
where lo be seen. The landlady dared
not meet the sailor's eyes. She trem?
bled, too. A pfx'sy seemed to hive over?
taken Grizzle Meade.
"I have never had so much trouble as
I had la^ night," she said, ns she helped
the sailor. "My husband has boen beside
"Aye! And did he not get any rest?"
"He never closed Iib eyes until just
" So? And has he had those?fits- often?"
"Well, mistress, thoro's some wou'd
say, if they saw what happened to me,
it is onounh. to h-mg him. Mnny a man
has been hangod for less."
"0, sir, if you speak of it it will ruin
"No doubt-without doubt. But if I
do not speak of it it will be because I
"If you beard the story you would hive
pity on us both. My son ?our only Bon ?
was murdered iu that bed."
The sailor laid down his knife and fork
and looked at her.
"It is true. All Salem knows it. But
my son was killed by a strangf-r. He
came the night before. Ile shot my son
and ran away, nnd no one has ever seen
him since. My husband has never been
the same from that day. He would kill
tbe murderer if he could lay hands on
him. He has murder in his heait, and not
"So? Now I understand the case, I'll
not be the one to ruin any man. Only?
if I had been asleep."
"We will give up the inn. I will?you
can depend out."
"It will be best, Mistress Meade."
"I give you my word it will never hap?
"And yet it will be hard lo let the busi?
ness go. Tis likely a good penny you
make in a year."
"That is the pity. But it caa not bo
"Uni.ss you could cure him. What t^o
the bone-setters say, eh? Have they
looked into it?"
"Aye, have they. The best advice, and
there's no medicine for it."
"You'll not think he meant it-"
"No? Why, didn't he come in the dark
straight to the bed? Didn't I see him
wake up? He was as sound asleep as
ever man was. That I could swear. A
sleep-walker -thatis what be is."
"But he never walked until this trouble
"I can believe tbat. Well, it will do do
good spreading repoits. Do you keep un
eye on him. 'Twere be*t you guard all
lodgers well. No, no! l'il do you no
harm. I'll make no trouble for honest
people. It's only rogues I'd hang."
When he bad eaten breakfast?and he
ate heartily, like a man who relished his
victuals?he paid his score and worn
A WICKfcD COMPACT.
At the hour when the Globe Inn was
free of customers Giles Ellis entered it
rnd inquired after the welfare of the
landloid, who was abed. "I came," said
(.iles Ellis in his insinuating manner, "to
inquire how he i?. I was sowy to see him
in such straits."
"Nobody knows what he suffers-what
I have gone through in the past twenty
"What think you caused Daniel to fall
in a fit, Mistress Meade?"
"That needs no guesF. Ever since my
poor son was killed, tbe very sight of
a sailor disttesses him."
"I see. Tis very natural."
"I am almost tempted to give up the
"Aye?but it i6 a fine, profitable busi?
"There havo been time; when it was
"Think you, if the man who killed your
son were hanged, Daniel Meade would
not rest easy?" Giles Ellis leaned over
j Ibo table at which the.' wero Bitting, and
looked at Grizzle Meade meaningly,
Grizzle was seizod with a tremor.
"I would rather, were I in your place,
far your husband's, see tho mnn who mur?
dered your son hanged, tuan own all
Salem. Daniel Meade may rest easy
when justice is meted out to the mur?
Grizzle Meade looked at him as if sho
would read his sou). "My mind is not on
blood. I've had enough of blood."
"But justicj ?justice should bedoic."
"Aye. Let them that makes tho laws
"But the authorities aro tardy, me?
thinks, or this matter would have been
cleared up before thirs. Did you mark
what tbe sailor said about Martin Lee
"I dui not hear all ho said,'' Grizzle
"Did you not hear him tell how ho was
marked by Marin Lee in a quarrel?"
"Ye6; nnd how he was Martin Lee's
friend. I heard him answer you that."
"And how ho knew that Mart n Lee was
coming this way, and should be in Salem
"Yes; I heard all."
"Think you Martin Lee is here?"
" How do I know?"
"Was it not a sailor killed your son?"
"It was." Grizzle bowed her head and
and put hor apron to her eyes.
"That sailor?was he not Martin Lee,
"I never thought more .about him than
of the s lilor who slept hore last night, '
said Grizzle. "Why should you chaige
"Because this man s<iys ho wns coming
here. This is a mattor none can hoar. I
came to speak to you alone. Mort n Lee
did como to Salem. Ho was hero?where
he is now no one knows. But in good
time it will be shown he was in Sa'em.
Grizzle Meade, if jon use your wits, yon
will see jostle* meted ont to Martin Lee."
"And how are we to do this thing?
What would you havens do?"
"First, promise that you will never
breathe what I will tell you?"
"You cnn trust me as I trust you," an?
swered Grizzle Meade, slowly.
"Know theo tbat Martin Lee was Been
In John Lee's house on the morning aftei
"Well, and if he were?"
"Can you not' see? Is it not plain?
Why did not John Lee bid him stay? Be?
cause he dare not. 'Tis well known Mar?
tin Lee was a wild youth. Nay, then, to
tell you rrioro, John Lee forbade' hirli his
"How know you this."
"That is my secret, Grizzle Meade."
"But even if it were as you report-"
"I thought you were keener. 'Twas
Martin Lee I and Ihe Marshal saw in this
veiy room; The sailor frorh Africa, with
stories of diamoud fieldi."
"Why, then, that could never be, and I
not know it."
Giles Ellis looked at her keenly. A
struggle was revealed in Grizzle's mau
n;r. Something was combated ?re?
"It is all clear to me now. It was none
other than Martin Lee, I verily believe,
who found shelter here that night. But
why ? why did ho not make himself
"Why? He had good r,a:ons. doubt?
less; think you he hail plenty to do with?
out revealing himself to us here, else
John Lee would not drive him from his
"That is reason, too," said Grizzle
"But, if ever it comes to the authorities,
you must bs Sute 'twas Martin Lee was
here. Aye, and so must Daniel Meade."
"There need be no doubt on that hand."
"Thoro must not be."
"Xor will there. What one knows, both
"I am glad you perceive where justicai
lies in this matter, Grizzle. Somebody
should hang for your son. When Martin
Lee is hanged. Daniel Meade may sleep
This was another of his speeches with
a double moaning that terrified and fin?
gered Grizzle. She shot a fiorce look at
him, and answered sullenly:
"I am not traveling nt your gait always;
Giles Ellis. It may be yon are mistaken
about Martin Lee. * Once for all?I'll sa\
this?neither I nor Daniel Meade will say
aught of Martin Lee till I sea my way
clearer than I see it now. No breath of
Martin Lee shall escape our lips till 1 see
where your interest lies."
Grizzle Meade's suspic'ons were fully
aroused, nnd, unless they were allayed,
all Giles' labor would be lost.
" 'Tis true. I have a reason. It is no!
that I want Martin hanged. There you
"It would be a pity to wrong so good a
"I would lower tho pi ide of Dorothea
and her daughter."
"Ah! Now I understand."
"I will confide in you. All Salem will
know soon Martin Lee bas bean here and
committed a terrible crime. 'Twas he
who cut tho throats of Winslow's horse
Grizzle Meade held np her hands.
" 'Tis monstrous!"
"Aye, is it. And it will be proven with?
out doubt he did it. There was one saw
"Monstrous! 'Tis past belief," said
"Now, 'tin bad enough to kill a man's
sheep and horse?'tis worse to kill your
son. 'Twill be a marvel if he escapes the
"Aye, will it. We must see that he
does not," said Grizzle, with sudden
resolution. "Trust me to make it a
straight p ith to the scaffold. If anything
1 can say, or anything Daniel Meado may
swear, will do it, it's ns cood aB done.
And I thank you, Giles Ellis, for your
confidence. And when you have Janet
Lee to wife, be sure I will be among the
first to wish you joy and long years."
She shot a glance at him tuen that dis?
concerted him. All this time be had
deluded himself?had thought ho was
twisting her round his finger, and bend?
ing her, through her fears, to his will,
until in a moment's time his real purpose
wns laid bare, and Grizzle Meade sat
looking at him composedly.
"Now that we understand each other,
have a glass of wine before you go?"
He was going to refuse bluntly, bnt
craft came to his aid, and he accepted the
offer. As he sipped his wine, he mustered
"Prepare yourself for news. I will
make the first move. A good day to yon,
And Grizzle Meade was alone. She
looked after him wrathfully.
"It will go hard with me if I cannot
hold him as fast as he holds me."
Ito be continued.i
The head porter of a hotel at Selma,
Ala., had got mad at a colored hack
driver, says the New York Sun. He
wasn't "common, low-down mad,"
but pleaded guilty to dignified indig?
"Sah!" he said, "I scorn to stand
heah an' excruciate wid you."
"An', sah!" replied the other, "I
wouldn't similitude mvself bv striking
"If it wasn't agin de law, I should
call you out, sah!"
"Lucky for you dat dere is sieh a
"Dey sold you fur fo' hundred dollars
befo' de war!"
"I inform vou dat von ar' a liah,
"De same to you, sah!"
"I'll draw cuts to see who makes pixel)
au' kills hisself."
' "Shoo! You'd run!"
"Doan' von believe vo'self, nigger!"
"Git dem cuts ready! De one who
draws de shortest has to takepizen an'
"Heall's dc cuts; take yer pick
"Lookout, nigger! You's gwine to
git de short one!"
"Hu! Y'ou's got it! See! Now, den,
we'll see how brave you is. If yer's a
gemlen youl! be founded dead in de
mawnin'. If you's a loafer you'll be
"I'll kill myself, but I'll ha'nt ye."
"Yes I -will?ha'nt ve all de rest ol
"Dat's combatable, sah."
"Can't help dat. I'll ha'nt you night
an' day?all the time.
"Den you hadn't better die. Reckon
we hain't no cause ter be mad."
"Reckon not. Did you call me
"Ves, but Ize dun sorry."
"Den lze dun sorry I called vou a
I think winter a pretty wide-awake
old boy, and his bluff sincerity and
hearty ways are more congenial to my
mood, and more wholesome for me,
than any charms of which his rivals
are capable,? Lowell.
the fading Rec'elTerS #efe fertnted to
have come to ah amicable tinders'nud ng
with tho Hpeyer syn iicate for the e*t*Jnsioii
of the $5,5.0,(00 loari.-Electric wires
crossing caused a $300,000 fire in Allenlowri;
Pa.??In the United States Court, at At?
lanta, (la., Judge Newmati bas issued an
order rix ng the date of sale for the Marietta^
and North Gf orgia Railroad for tho 20th of
November. Th 8 road has 100 miles in Geor?
gia and 110 miles In Tennessee. The prico
fixed ls $750,00 > for the tleorgla nn 1 $800,
('00 for thc Tennessee divi^ori.-The' roof
Of a railroad station in Buffalo was blown off
and the walls fell, killing three boys and in?
juring seven men.-In Philadelphia tho
new Catholic Church of the Nativity was par?
tially destroyed. Loss t2),00?:?-The storm
along the Indian arid Hillsboro rivers ld
Florida, waB unusually severe. Towns were1
flooded lind mftuy riotlses unroofed. The
orange crop was badly damaged;-^?Johii
Scbrecker was murdered in Pittsburg by Ed?
ward Sloan. The motive was robbery.?
The Merchant's Savings Bank, of Trovlijeu ?>,
R. I., has gete Into voluntary liquidation,
aud has petitioned the BUpreme court for
permission to Wind up Its affairs. This fiction
Was precipitated by the depreciation ot iti
Western securities, interest on some of which
had been defaulted, and the bank vas un?
able to turn its assets Into cash te moot tho
demands of depositors.
Action was begun against tho Duluth,
Mesaba and Northern Railway Company, In
Duluth, in which it waa alleged that the road
ls insolvent, nnd usable to pay tts debts.
The plaintiffs are Morris; Shipley ak Co.,con?
tract ors, of faribault.#?Mhthaus F. Bos
Inch, au Hungarian physician, Who was
lodged In jail in Bridgeport, Conn., a month
ago, was released. Bozinch's body was taken
in a euit for ?30,0(0, brought by Joseph
Kyrszanski, who alleged tho pbyslcinu in?
jured him to that extent by criminally as?
saulting his wife.-A courier from the
mountain town of Han, Mexico, arrived at
Guadalajara with news of a conflict between
a mob of lawless men and the police author?
ities, which resulted in the death of eight
members of the mob and police. The out?
laws who were not killed or woundod were
driven into the mountains.-The failures
of E. H. Sisson, Jr., and J. MeKimwere an?
nounced on the Consolidated Exchange, in
New York.-The Ketehum Lumber Com?
pany voluntarily assigned in Chicago. Tho
assets of the company are estimated nt 145 ?,
DC0, while the liabilities amount to $250,00 '.
-Edward Gottacbalk, a New York pawn?
broker, failed, and tho sheriff took possess?
ion of his placo. Liabilities about $100,00').
-The trial of Franz Welluhn nnd Bertha
Eschert, for the murder of the husband of
the latter, William Eschert, last June, in
Bheboygan, Wis., ended. The jury found
Franz Welluhn guilty of murder In the second
legree, and Bertha was acquitted.
James Hayes, tx resident of Brockton,
Mass., was attacked by footpads while out
rkling, nnd terribly beaten and robbed.
Leslie Lots, a church choir leader, of Holli
dnys! urg. Pa., eloped with a Mrs. Cranford.
Both hto mnrried.-Two freight trains or
the Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling Rail?
road collided iwo miles west of Bridgeport,
Ohio, damaging both engines and several
cars badly. No ono Injured.-The amount
of defalcation of Cashier Jacob Arnold, of
the Merchants'Bank, of Lock port, N. Y.,
will reach $100,000.-The trouble between
tho Big Four Company and its machinists,at
Indianapolis, was settled, the company back?
ing down and agreeing to reinstate overy
discharged man who did not actually par?
ticipate In the recent riots.-Frederick
Vogel, aged forty-one, whose wife left him
some months ago, committed suicide at his
home in Paterson, N. J.-The grand jury
of the Superior Court of New Haven, Ct., re?
ported a true bill against Dr. William H.
Pulfor-J, of Ansonia, charging him with tho
mumer of Nellie Nesbitt by malpractice.
Connecticut Day was appropriately ctdebrnted
at the World's Fair, Mrs. Gcorgo H. Knight,
of the State Board of Lady Managers, de?
livering an interesting address.
While a Northern racine train was run?
ning at twenty miles an hour, two miles
6oulh of New Rockford, N. D., the rear car,
loaded with a party of thirty hunter?, left
the track, owing to a broken mil, and turned
over on its side. Twenty men wero injured,
all of whom wero taken to New Rockford.
-Peter Pearson, postmaster at Lewiston,
thirty miles northwest of Blount, S. D., shot
and killed his wife and then himself on the
prairie near that place. Jealously was the
cause of the shooting. They ieave six chil?
dren.-A fire destroyed $500,000 worth of
business property in Sioux City, In.-Mrs.
Kate Maltera committed suicide in Paterson,
N. J.-A fire in the dwelling, in Provid?
ence, R. I., occupied by Joseph Daly and
family, resulted In the death oi Harry Daly,
soveuteen years old, and serious Injuries
from the flames to Mrs. Daly and another
son, Joe.-At a meeting of tho Innesfail
Branch of the Irish Federation, in Cincinna?
ti, resolutions were adopted protesting
against fie actions, of John Redmond and
assorting their adherence to the policy of
Gladstone.-Tho Mercantile Trust Com?
pany of St. Louis, with a capital stock of
$1,000,00), has decided to wind up its affairs
and go out of business. The reasons given
are the present financial depression and tho
extremely high rates of risks, avhich the com?
pany did not feel justified in assuming.
The Hyndman Hardwood Company, at
Hyndmnn, Pa., has failed. The liabilities
are $60,000, aud assets $2\000. Tho princi
ual stockholders reside in Brooklyn.
THE MAFIA AT WORK,
Officer Toole Assaulted, It Was Sup?
posed by Members of the Society.
Tho Mafia bas ngain broken out ia New
Orleaiis. Officer Toole, who had his thront
cut several weeks ago by an Italian named
Perricano, was dangerously assaulted by un?
It is believed that this is the resu't of tx
Mafia plot, ns Toole was an Important
witness against Perricnno, whoso trial has
been sot for hearing very soon in the
criminar court ^_
Attemits by tbe sanitary officers of Ham?
burg to enforce regulations to prevent the
'spread of cholera resulted in a riot in which
n policeman and a sanitary officer were
heaton to death.
65th Dat.?Senator Squire, of Washing
10!', gaTc Notice In the Senate of an amend
meat to the Siller Purchase Repeal bill.
There were two speeches delivered on the
Repeal bill?the first by Sentitot McPherson,
of New Jersey, and the second by Senator
CockreP, of .Missouri, tit. McPherson's
speech was if! support of the bill. Mr.
Cockrell's speech wa8 directed against tho
pending bi)!. The House bill to repeal the
election laws was received.
56th Dav.? Tbe debate in the 6?nate on
tho Silver Purchase Repeal bill ha;? many
Interest iftx feature'* Amor*:? other think* it
showed the flying Qualify tn tit. Cockran,
of Missouri a* a sp'eWh rrfaker. Brid
speeches were mado by Mr. f3?r*?ith ? Of Nev*'
Jersey, nud Mr. Irby, of South CftfWlsin;
As a senatorial debutant Mr. Smith wns ri
desided success. His speech In support ol
the bili WaS able, sarcastic, sententious, and
lt was d litered ih clent, strong tones. Mr.
Irby, of South Carolina, argtied Against the
bill, nnd declared that he add his people
would part company w;th the Democfatic
party if it pfertisted fri Its anti-silver polity,
Late in the evening Jlf. t)abols; on the part
of the silver senatore, threw off the mask
when Mr. Voorhees announced a continuous
session, nnd snid th j silver men would hold
out to the Inst. Mr. Voorhees explained his
|iositioti nnd that of tho friends of repeal
and the battle to tho death began.
67th Da*. -Fi-om a parliamentary point of
view there was no Thursday's session of the
Senate, 'the proceedings of Thursdny ap?
pear as a continuance bf Wednesday's ses?
sion. They began with the Fopulist Senntof
from N brilka (Mr. Allen) about two-thirds'
through his speech agaiust the repeal bill;
nnd he finished it with intermittent roll-oalls
nt 8 A. M., having then occupied the floor
ior foiirteen nud three-quarter hours. About
10 A. M. on s ol the tt*/o pending Amendments
to the r penl bill Was laid On the table by ?
vote of 33 to 17; and thus Mt. Feller's fred
coinage ttmcndm< nt was eliminated from the
question, nt least temporarily. The debate
on the bill wns continued by Mr, Martin,
who began his speech against the bill; At
four o'clock Mr. Martin pleaded fatigue, arid
yielded the floor, saying that he would seek
another opportunity of addressing the
Senate. After Mr. Martin, the floor was
taken by Mr. Teller, of Colorado, who con?
tinued a speech wgninst tho bill Which he
began Inst Week,
58tH Dat. The Senate met at the usual
hour, took up thu repeal bill, nnd submitted,
wearied but patient, to tho second instal?
ment of Mr. Stewart's speech. The first roll
cn'l showed tno presence of fifty-four sena?
tors, the second of fifty-one nnd tho third of
fifty-two. Tho fifth call showed the pres?
ence of fifty-seven. Mr. Stewnrt announced
his purpose not to vote any bill that would
limit the life of silver. He wns interrupted
by half-hourly calls. Senators Teller and
Hoar had an excited discussion over the
rights of minorities. Mr. Vest, of Missouri,
gave notice of an amendment to the bill.
f-Bm Dat,?Tho session of the Senate
lasted only six hours. It opened with ft
personal explanntiou from Mr. Morgan, of
Alabama, in reply to newspapers st r act urea
on him for his supposed hostility to the
unconditional repeal of the Sherman act.
Various important amendments to the ru'es
wtre offered, Hnd went over They propose
to forbid the reading by Senators ot speeches
either written or printed; to permit the
countlug of Senators present and not voting j
to disqualify Senators interested in nntional
banks or national bank stock from voting
on nny bill affectiug coinage or currency,
and to provide for closing debate on any
bill or resolution by the same arrangement
now in operation in the House of Represen
tives. Tho Silver Purchase Repeal bill was
taken up and discussed by Senator Jones of
55th Dat.?The House passed by the ma?
jority of yi as 201, nays 100, the Tucker bill
to repeal the federal election laws. The
vote was strictly a party one, but the third
party men joined with the Democrats. Mr.
English, of New Jeisey, introduced in the
House a bill provl ling that in case any bank
chartered by a state shall furnish for notes
issued by it state or municipal bonds or se?
curities, and shall satisfy the comptroller of
the currency that they aro vnlld. the com?
missioner of the internal revenue is to allow
a rebate of 85 per centum on the tax of suoh
66th Dat. Beyond referring to the Com?
mittee on Rules a joint resolution providing
for a recess of Congress from October 14 to
November 1, the House did nothing except
discuss the bill reported by the Committee
on Judiciary nmendtory of the Geary
Chinese Exclusion bil). But two speeches
wro made -one by Mr. McCreary, the author
of the measure, in advocacy of it, ns an net
of justice nnd fairness, nnd ono by Mr.
Geary, the author of the act, in opposition to
its amendment us prop sed. The latter, in
the course of his remarks, severely criticized
the administration for failing io uphold the
provisions of the law.
57th Day.-?There wns ft sharp debate In
tho morning hour of the House upon the bill
reported from the Committee on Publia
Lands to protect the public forest reserva?
tions. It was vigorously attacked by Mess s.
Pickier, Coffeen, Simpson, Ball of lolorndo,
Herrmann nn t Doolittle, who asserted that
the bill should havo boen denominated nu
act to denude the public forest reservations,
nnd defended by Mr. McRae, who reported
the bill, and Delegate Rawlins, of Utah.
Notice wns given of numerous amendments,
but before any of them could bo acted upon
tho hour expired and the bili went over.
The McCreary bill to amend nnd modify the
the Geary Chinese Exclusion and Registra?
tion Act was further discussed, after an an?
nouncement by Mr. McCrenry that he would
ask for a, vote on it tomorrow, at four
58th Day.?In the morning hour the House
passed Mr. Outhwaite's bill increasing from
E vonty-five to one hundred the number of
army officers who may bo detailed as mili?
tary instructors in educational institutions.
The McCreary bill to amend and modify the
Geary Chinese Registration and Rortriction
Act was further discussed by Messrs. Rayner,
Sickles, Draper and Morse in favor of the
bill, and by Messrs. Bowers nnd Maguire
against. The timo of taking the vote on
tho bill wns postponed.
59m Day.?At no time during the day
were there morn than one hundred members
present in tho House, and the discussion of
the bill for the suspension for six months of
the provisions of the Geary Chinese Exclu
6h n bill was discussed by Messrs. Maguire,
of California: Outhwaite, of Ohio; Everett,
of Massachusetts ; Herman, of Oregon : Sib
V 7, of Pennsylvania, Williams, of Mississippi
r--d Holborn, of California.
ALL WERE DROWNED.
A Vessel With All on Board Goes Down
in Lake Superior.
A disaster on Lake Superior In which not
less than eight lives were lost came to Ugh*
when a drifting boat was picked up by tbs
crew of the Maskallong Life Snvlng Station.
Close inspection revealed her identity as a
craft that bad loft Whitefish Point Oct. 6th
jor Au Traine, IOU miles west. There was on
board a crew of at least five mon and Mr.
and Mrs W. H. Carpenter aud ono child. No
one was found on the wrecked boat.
It is thought in England thnt the miners'
strike is nearing mi end. Collieries nt Bol?
ton havo resumed and in other districts the
miners aro willing to neeopt the propajsftls of
the ir ayors for opening tho mises.
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