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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., DECEMBER 1, 1893
HOW TO ENTERTAIN
Bt OZIAS MIDSUMMER.
John Marshall Jones one Sunday went
To gee somebody's sister,
When learning she'd whitherward b?nt,
Forthwith thero and then missed hor.
. Now, Mba was not tho man to. weep
Kor euch mishap forever.
Ho knew his love was such 'twould koop
*\>r over, ever, ever.
But vfhen I ho, widowed mother carno
To greet him for her datigbfcor,
He vowed she looked good in a framo
Much bettor than ho thought her.
For thero she stood the doorway in,
Its frame about her standing,
And sony was for what had been,
As stood ho on the landing.
?Will you come in?" she sweetlj said,
When Hew a flame ol motion
Alhwar: the mau from feet to head,
Beean jo 'twas to his notion.
He took a Seat upon a chair,
His feet placed on the carpet.
And wondered at her wealth of hair?
If she alone could part it.
The thought, though downed, a.times would
When sighed he with its worry
?nell go." she thought because o:! these,
?o asked him not to hurry.
Then came a crash of dismal sound,
The eat was in tho cellar,
bhe thought that burglars were around
And hoped he'd look and tell hor.
Ho went, but not alone went he;
He want with her attending.
Ila wa nt tho burglar bold to seo.
While o'er her shoulder bending.
13ut somehow they the cellar missed,
Forgot what they were doing,
Anal ere where they were going wist
Discovereal they were wooing.
They found themselves in circling galt
Around the table wending,
And slaV.ing thirst fair love to sato
By sighs and glnnces sending.
Bal very soon (hey also foond
'Iheii-'thirst WM not abating,
When clnsp they each tho other 'round,
And walked, iio longer waiting.
r-o to tho lounge they loving went,
And loving sat together,
When seemed her mind on nature bent,
For talked she of the weather.
TbiB ruined all his blissful hope,
And burned his heart to ashes .
lt burst like bubbles made of eoap,
He cursed these widow mashes.
"Ha. ha!" the widow shouted then.
"I've tried your soul with lire;
Come, 'joy what you had hoped to when
I welcomed your desire.
"For"' - but beloro she'd said the more,
He'd wonalered "wbat now this is,"
When healeal his heart of every sore
As poured she in tho Mrs.
For on his breast she trembling leaned,
And on hor breast he gloried;
Au fed they on the feast that seemed
Ol fat things forty storied.
They lived, foi life may long be borne
Ere joy rends it asunder,
But this sweet joy was closely shorn,
And of this there's no wonder.
For just then carno the daughter home,
Aud saw them mixed aud cuddled.
And heard their vain excuses some,
Aud got them badly muddled.
So great Locarno her anger then
She uttered some hard faying,
W hen learned she John was. liko most naen
Must entertained be, if staying.
This cheered Ihe maiden's heart again,
She blessed her darling mother,.
Hut vowed henceforth she'd entertain,
Not leave it to another.
Chu ago. 111.
In the Shadow of the
BY DAVID LOWRY.
GILES ELLIS' TRICMPH.
The pulse of New England quickened
ay (he waves of superstition rolled over
the land. Mea and women hitherto re?
spected by tLoir fellows were thrown into
prison upon pretexts so trivial that tho
generation accustomed lo tho railway,
telegraph, and telephone cannot compre?
hend, much less realize, the extent of the
(?rare thnt sent thousands to untimely
graves in Europe, and overpowered rea
r on, humanity and justice in New Eng?
Envy and hate, malice nnd levenge
ru'ed tho hour. Neighbors at variance,
instead of resorting to the courts, de?
nounced each other as witches. The
prisons were crowded with men, women,
At a lime when the strongest men
yielded to despair, pleading guilty to
abarges coined by the malevolent, cow?
ering bofore the ignorant and headstrong,
.lauet Lee displayed a degree of fortitude
and resolution that won for ber the ad?
miration of all who knew ber, and the re?
spect of the more intelligent was out?
spoken as her case was discussed. She
wns as cheerful in Ipswich jail as when
r-I>e was fat homo, seemingly.
' l>o not give up hope, mother. It ia
not like the people of Massuchusetta to
hang women and children. I have more
faith in our fiiends iu Salem than to
think they will let them hang two women
on such slender evidence.
"If we had but told the truth at first,"
Dorothea inswerel. "Or if Martin Lee
"Hush, mothor. Would you bring him
lo certain death?" Dorothea clasped her
"(>, my sweet! my swed! When I look
nt you, ai d think you are doomed to die
like Mary Br.ulbuiy and Martha Carrier,
mv heart is liko to"burst. If they would
t ke and spare you I would te content.
Aud yet you are stout of heart. Oh, why
should ooe so brave be lost to the world?'
"And why should I not be bravo? Am
I not John Lee's daughter?"
"Alas! John L' e is not what he was.
His spirit is broken."
"I am much mistaken if my father does
not show the people of Salem ere long
Ihe stuff thc Lees nre mado ol."
Footsteps approached the door as she
spoke, rand thc jailer admitted John Lee,
v ho clasped wife and daughter in bis
arms. As he held them off, scanning
their features closely, he said bitterly:
"So. 'Ibis is Salem's return to the
wife and daughter of tho man ?hos 1 ved
her in her need. It wore better my neigh?
bors were crazed than cruel, brit Bince
they aro both-" He paused, then
akied between his clenched teeth: "I
scorn them all."
"There! Said I not so, mother?" Janet
"I come to bid yon keep npbeart," said
John Lee. with ala cition. "I am con?
vinced we are victims of a bass plot, nd
be sure I shali not rot until the tru h be
mado pain. Yon have seen
charges. I know yo'
gelf--_U"io ase ind
nv-' S-. lld 'tWOUld
Veto, are convinced 'tis a conspiracy?ll
will all be made clear to them ere long.
I have had ear, not of one, but of two of
them. Think Dot I have been idle these
five dayr?since I last saw you here. I have
done nMch. 'Tis little sleep hts crossed
my eyelids?but now, I think I have well
earned rest, as you sh di soon se?. I may
not say moro row. The magis rates are
even in Ipswich now. They will soou be
here, for I took an oath yesterday I would
tot sleep till I had made an end of this
matter. But thero are many things to dot
and much I do not unders:and. Tell ms
trulv, what means tho story Ezra told of
"That shall be explained in good time,
father," s.iid* Janet, quickly; "have no
"So I have your word. I ask no more.
What! Think the spiteful tdeof th it
lying creature lodges ia my enM!" John
Lee looked at his daughter proudly. "I
need have no fear for yon, at least. It is
well. Now I wi'l return lo our friends,
who, bo Mire, are not idle. 'Tis our pur?
pose to bring tho magistrates here?be
prepared for them at nny time, lest I my
not find my proof on tho iustnnt and bo
detained. Keep up boart."
He embraced thfiin a-^ain as he spoke,
an 1 hastened away.
"Did I not say we would hear gool
news soon?" said J?net, when Hey wero
alone; butDorothov Lee s .t with bowed
head, md made no answer.
Another footstep appr jr. ched, and Ar?
thur Proctor entered. Ho gazed upon
Janot with undisguised adm ration.
"Were it noi for tho terrible danqer, I
could welcome the experience that pioves
to all tbe world your courage and self
possession. 1 como on'e moro to cheer
"What say they in Salem, now? Do
they believe Axin Biggera tales, and
Ezra's?'' Janet asked. "Do th.-y think
that we murdered il art in Lee now?"
"lhere are some who believe it; but,
since you speak of that poor wretch,
Ezra- I am unable to unravel the m.\ s
tery. I am peiplexed. It lies between
von and Ezra. Ho could not have met
both of you on Will's Hill?"
"Was ever mortals as Borel.v pressed?"
said Dorothea, suddenly.
"Did not my father say relief would
come to us speedily, mother?bear up."
"I am not sure. Time passes swiftly,
"Aye?'tis time that makes me fearful."
Bail Proctor. "If I could be sure wbich
of you was at Will's Hill, it would help
us to clear much aw ay."
"It is best we tell the truth,"said Doro?
thea. "Pro tor must be told tbe truth
al out Martin Lee at once."
"And br ng him in peril, mother'" Janet
exclaimed. "If we had time?" then she
"Then of a truth Martin is not dead.
Wh it is tbis mystery? Though I have
conversed with John Lee every d.iy save
yesterday, never have I heard him say
aught of his brother. True, he has been
bent on many things. While be ?a; herc,
I was there. We've had barely time to
cheer each other, and counsel, aud plan.
We know very well-"
" 'Tis best to tell him the truth, Janet,"
again said Dorothea.
"No, no!" I will not tell even Proctor,"
Janet answered. Then, in a changed
tone she said: "We are cruelly bese1. Wo
dare not tell tho truth."
"Dare not?'' Proctor echoed. "Now,
then, I know '(is not on yourownaccount.
All Salem knows you two have tried to
save each other. Now, you are concerned
for your uncle. Trust me; I will not bo
tray you. Or, at least, confide in your
father, or it moy bo too late. What is
this my-tery that has given the appren- I
tice warrant to wag his tongue?"
"I will tell thee," said Dorot ea. "Janet
and me carried food aud drink to Martin
to keep him from starving, but neither of
us look counsel of the other, or know the
other was serving bira. Wo feared lest
the other would incur suspicion."
"And 'tis for this ?this sublime devo?
tion to each other, and Martin Leo, thou
art here!" said Proctor, reverently. "I
see the way clearer in tbe last minute. I
will return to Governor Dauforth ,t once."
"And bring Martin Lee to tho gallows."
Janet's tone conveyed a rebuke and re?
"No, no. I said I would not betray
your confidence. I will s.ty nothing of
this to Justice Danforth until I take coun?
sel with John Leo. But," Proctor ed fed
in sheer desperatoi, "I havo not hud op
Eortunity lo see John Lee since the daf
e went to his sister's, and I fully expect?
ed to meet him ere this in Salem."
"Then you are sure soon to meet him,
for he was here within tbis hour," said
Janet, calmly^ "and brought good news.
He bade us keep up heart, and s dd ho
wo aid find a way to make an end of it
?hil very dny."
"And tba' be the case"?Proctor looked
at them, reflecting?"why, I, too, believe
matters must come to a head sooner than
I had thought. S dd he aught of Maitin
Lee? You &urely-"
"My father knows e\en less of our
errand to \\iTs Hill than you havo
learned," Janet interrupted. "'Tis in
thy keop:ng wholly."
Whereupon Proctor's face clouded, but
it cleared up oa tho instant as ho replie 1:
"I am losing time. I must find John
Lee; at least I must be doing, since the
judges, I know, are here in Ipswich."
So saying, he passed out and once
more mother and daughter were left
alone. They were to be subjected to a
trial, for soon another visitor appeared in
the person of Giles Ell;s. When he stood
before them neither spoke.
"I did not expect a warm welcome.
Bearers of evil tidings aro never wel?
"What greater ovil can befall ns than to
9udurc your presence in Ipwich jail?" said
"Aye, there be worse. The gallows is
" Surely they have not rendered judg?
ment?" Dorothea stood before him with
"Judgment cannot be long deferred,
they have found Mar.in Lee."
"May heaven preservohim!" said .Innot,
'If they havo found Martin then they
cannot say wo murdered him."
"So, then, you do not know Mart:u is
le ul an I buried?"
Dorothea Lee sat down with a hand
aver her he rt: Janet caught Giles' arm.
"'Ti6fale! I'll not leliove it."
"It matters not, so long as he is really
lead nnd buried."
Dorothea rose with an effort and ap?
proached Giles. He continued calmly:
"Mart n Lee's body waa ibun I in the
sea, where tis said you nnd your famil?
iars boro him. His name was found on
i knife in his pocket, and on his arm."
"'J his is pas belief," Janet said, lo'ok
ng at hor mother. "If it wore true, sure?
ly ihen ar? thoso who would havo told
But lier mean'ng look was lost upon
ler mother, an;' Gilos Eilis mi<inter
)reted it. He 'nought Janet was trying
o deceive him
"If you ? i a thc proof ask the jailer."
1K_tiai - '. ;.Y__\cdiii'eia.went to
roracd additHMd fhat individual.
jailer, b-. loving he had a \. itch to
[rith, rn de insta_t reply that h*r
had been "tossed ap by the sea and ^iven
decent Christian burial after you wit hes
carried the body there."
Dorothea was crying so'tly, with her
hands over ber face
"I can not look on such suffering tiu
moved. And yet I have come to say to
you that although you aro both as good
bb given into tho h nam n's hands, I
have come to save you. lt is in my pewer
to prevent tho sonteuce of doatb."
"It is all over, Janet. We must die,"
"I do not believe it. Our friends an
not idle, as you well know. My father
bade us be of good cheer."
"He cannot save you." said Giles. "'Tis
not in his power. I alone may do that by
speech with my kinsman, whom I havo
ftn appointment with tbis night. Know
you not 'tis resolved to arrest and con?
fine John Lee and Proctor?"
Now, this Giles E bs believed was tbe
truth. He had, he thought, planned how
they both should be appr. hooded, without
himself appearing in ihe m Uer. Heh d
suggested ihe propriety of arresting them
to Marshal Hobbs, and not content wi h
this bad wri ten a leltor to Sir Thomas
Danforth, vaguely hin'ing at the rumors
involving John Lee and Pioctor in the
matter that occup'ori so much of public
attention. Tho poor prisoners were dwiu
foouded on healing Ibis. Tie f ct that
thc judges Mero c?eu now in Ipswi h
seemed lo bear out tho truth iilaeftl of
Giles' assertion. They we;e suddenly
overwhelmed?cast into utter despon?
dency in an instant by the artful story
Giles told them. A deathly pallor over?
spread Dorothea Lee's fa"c. Jr net fell
her hands grow cold in ber own.
"Man!' exclaimed Janet. "Canst look
on her unmoved? What can you do?
How can you serve us? Seo! She is
But Dorothea Loo did not bear Giles
Ellis' answer; sho ha 1 fainted deal away.
Janet grasped Giles' arm ns she looked
down on her mother. "Dost see what thou
hast done? Be qu ck. 1 say be quick
ere she comes to- while I am in the
mood. If she should die in oue of these
faiuts I will be her murderer. What is
it you wish:1"
"I want you to wife," said Giles, curt?
ly. "'Tis nil I ask." There was a faint
tmge of color in his sal ow cheek, but
his eyes gleamed with triumph.
"So you bring me an order giving us
Our freedom, I promise."
"Aye, you promised Proctor also."
Janet's figure seemed to lise a' ove
"I did. But were Proctor here, ho
would not ask me to koop my promiso.
Ho would bi 1 me save my mothar, lifo."
"Something more than thy promiso is
needed co I move. Swear thou wilt
Janet looked up, and clasping her
hands, said: "I swear in tho sight of
heaven to be thy wife if thou wilt bring
me freeedom for those I love?bul not
otherwise." Then, looking him firmly
in the face, and with cheeks ss white as
her mother's, who lay like one dead be?
side her, Janet Lee added, fiercely:
iso Bain?, she thrust him from her
presence, knelt over her mother, nnd
yielded to te ts for the first time since
she was imprisoned.
[TO BK CONTINUED. 1
Many of our girls do not know why
old lace is so much moro valuable .and
generally so much more beautiful than
new lace. The fact is, that the old
Lice is all woven i i lost pat terns, lt
is frequently as tine asa spider's film
and cannot be reproduced. The loss of
patterns was a ec vere check to laco
makiug in France and Belgian), and
?was occasioned by the French Involu?
tion. Before that lime whole villages
supported themselves by lace-making,
and patterns were handed down from
one generation to ano,hor. They were
valuable heirlooms, for the most cele?
brated weavers always had as many
orders as they could execute in a life
lime, and they were bound by an oath
taken on the four Gospels to work only
for certain dealers. When ihe Beign
of Terror began, all work of this kind
was interrupted for a lime. After tim
storm had subsided tho dealers and
winkers were far apart?some dead,
some lost, and I onie escaped to foreign
lands, and such of the women a> re
maided were bound by their oath lo
work for but one: and this oath, in
spite of Robespierre*! doctrine, was
held by the poorest of iliem to be bind?
ing, and there were instances where
they suffered actual Avant rather than
break their word. Some, however,
taught their children and (heir grand?
children, and many patterns were in
this way preserved. Some of Hie
daintiest and finest patterns were
never recovered, and to-day specimens
of these laces are known to be worth
their weight in gold.
Ought to Know.
A Justice of the Peace who had just
married a couple, turned to a man and
"I don't believe that the. woman will
love, serve and obey him."
"I don't know," some one replied,
"she seems to lie a very amiable
"I don't think she is," the .Tustice ic
"Because she used to bc my wife."
Customer ?What is thia tough, taste?
less substance in this custard pie?
Waiter?That's cocoanut, sall cus?
tard topped with cocoanut.
Customer Hum! Well, take it ont
and bring nie custard topped with rich,
juicy white pine sawdust.
The great siphon in (he new aque?
duct for ihe water supply of New York
City is considered a most wonderful
piece of hydraulic engineering. It
conveys the metropolitan water supply
across the Harlem at a depth of 307
feet beneath the riverbed. Certain ad
vantages wero gained by this method
over a stone or steel viaduct which, it
is believed, will counterbalance its
greater cost. Kot the least of these is
the immunity from danger of foreign
In the first nine months of last year
England consumed 11,213,471 gallons
of wire, 18,253,251 gallons of spiiits,
and 18,851,818 gallons of beer. In this
year she has consumed 11,505,206 gal?
lons of wine, 18,734.201 gallons of spir?
its, and 21,'..0,903 gallons of beer.
Gun Presidents have r.ll been law?
yers and soldiers, and among (hem no
millionaire or man of excessive wealth
The Jury of London, Kan., brought In a
verdict of not guilty in thecao against
Frederick Tucker, charged with murder in
causing tho death of four persons by wreck?
ing a Sauta Fe traiu.??Mary Tower, aged
oue hundred years and four months, died
at Lorraine, a suburb of New Jersey. Sho
was born in Elizabeth, and was the daughter
of Samuel Sayre, ono of the first carpenters
in the borough.-.John Hensioand .Michael
Moreskie wero run down by the Philadelphia
express train between Shamokin, Pa., and
Maska. Heusie wis instautly killed and
his companion died two hotlrs Inter. They
were miners ou thoir way to work.-Thero
Was a Aro In the houso of Patrick Andrews in
Pittson, Ta., nnd his wife peri-hed in the
flames-At Durant, I. T , San ly Folsom
engaged in a duel with Will Durant and
killed him in short order. Bud Durant, a
brother of Will, then, it appears, drew his
revolver and killed Poison. Tho trouble, lt
seems, waa duo to an old feud between tho
families. Some weeks ago Folsom, now de?
ceased, shot and killed Key Durant lu a light
nt Caddo. Tho Sheriff took charge of tho
stock of S. A J. Manhoimer, deniers in mir?
rors and fancy goods, in New York. Liabil?
ities between ??75/00 and * 100,0 0. Asso'.s
between 15 >.0M0 and SO'V 00.
Justice O'Brion, of the Supremo Court,
Now York, upheld the demurrer of John I).
Rockefeller and other diroctors of the Mtand
ard Oil Trust, to tho complaint ol George
Rico, a certificate-holder, in which he sought
a judicial dissolution of the trust find an ac?
counting. The trust is bciug dissolved vol?
untarily.-Wm. Mulley committed euicido
whilo abonrd the steamer Fremont, when off
Cape Porpoiso, Me. De lived in Boston.
Tho drug bouse of Samuel I. Jones ak Co., In
Wllkesbarro, Fa., wnB closed by tbe sheriff.
-L. A. Hilliard, who ombrzzled a largo
sum of money from the Chicngo Tribune
while neting as cushier for that paper, was
sentenced to four years in the penitentiary.
-Tho body of Wm. H. Pan-in, aged fifty
five years, president of tbe Eastland National
Bank, nt Eastland,Texas,was found in arooni
Ht a hotel in Fort Worth, with a bullet bolo
in ibo right temple. He had beoudoad nearly
twenty-four hours.-During a quarrel in
a saloon in Chicago, Jobn McKay was fatally
stabbed by "Duke" Delaney. Delaney fled
Rnd so far baa escaped capture. McKay died
nt tho county hospital.-N. B. Haynes afc
Co., wholesale milliners in Chicago, have
failed, lt was one of the oldest houses in
Chicago. A voluntary assignment was mado
to protect tho interest of all creditors.
Tho Williams block in Muskegon, Mich.,was
destroyed by fire.-Jesse E. Smith, killed
his divorced wife in Kankakee, III., and her
companion, and then committed suicino.
Firo destroyod tho carriage furnishing and
hardware houso ol Paddock A Hawley, in
St. Lcui?, involving a loss of $J00,00). Two
firemen wore burt.-The offtcors of the
State Farmers and Mercbants" Bank, of Min?
neapolis, were indicted for malfeasance.
A desperate and fatal cutting nffrny took
paco in front of tho main cntranco to tho
(irand Opera House, nt Meridian, M;s3., be?
tween Herbert A. Rhodes, a furnituro dealer,
end Wm. Wilson, au employe of tho Quoeu
and Cn^cont Railroad. Rhodes may recover,
but Wilson's wound will provo fatal,
Chateau Lamed nccidentally killed C. Hardy
Kittridge at Barnegnt Cottage, N. J., and on
the following day killed himself.? Solomon
S. Guthrie, a prominent business man of
Buffalo, died there.-The National Grande,
in ses-sion in Syracuse, N. Y., called upon
President Cleveland to dismiss Secretary
Morton.-The police of Providence, It. I ,
aro looking for Dr. Charles Haileyick, re?
cently practising in that city. His wife and
three children have just arrived Irom "a Ger?
man province. He had sent for them} and
they cxpei tod to meet bim, but be disap?
peared.-The minister of tho United States
at St. Petersburg reports that he has receive 1
from the nobility of that capital an address
of thanks of tho RifSsiau pooplo for tho aid
sent them from the Uuited States during tho
famine periods of the last two yoars.
Prendergast, the murderer of Carter Har?
rison, bas quarreled with hil Inwyers, be?
cause they want to make him out insnno.
Ex-Chief Weigher Henry 8. Cochran, of tho
Philadelphia Mint, was found gullly in Ho
United States Court of tho larceny of ?130,
000 worth of gold birs from tho mint.-By
an explosion of natural gas in the flattening
department of the win low gla=s factory near
Groensburg, Pa.,James Picketts and William
Reeves were terribly burned. Their recov?
ery is doubtful. Thc furnaces whs consider?
ably damaged by tho forco of the upheaval,
and n quantity of 6tock wns destroyed.
Three men wero roas'ed to death at a Uro in
Newborne, Tenn., while trying to save prop
erty.-A collision on the Missouri Facifle
Railway near Tipton, Mo., will probably re?
sult iu the death of two men.-H. M. Eaton
twenty-flvo yenrs of age, night operator for
the Southern Pacific Railroad Company,was
shot and killed whilo on duty in bis office, at
Davisvillo, Cal.-Typhoid fever is epidemio
in St. Louis.-A verdict of not guilty in the
murder trial of E. W. Hnrris, editor of the
Greenvillo (Tex.) Herald, was rendered after
a long (rial. Harris killed Dr, Yowell at
Denison. Tex., for slandering his wife.
In South Louisville, Ky., Jefferson Gordon
shot and fatally wounded William Shumate,
his brother-in-law. Gordon had been ar?
rested for abuse of his family, nnd was teing
takcu to a justice's office, when Shumate
opened fire on him. Gordon drew a revolver
nud returned tho fire, ono bullet goin^
through Shumate's head and another taking
effect in the left shoulder.?-The tug Charles
R. Stone sank at Tier 1, North River, New
York. Two men on it were drowned. They
were Harry R. Rogers, the nineteen-yenr-old
son of Robert Rogers, of 64 Barrow street,
nnd the fireman, known only as "William."
-W. A. Powell was arrested in Scrnuton,
Ta., ns a crank too dangerous to be nt largo.
?-A party of kidnappers were fired upon
by J. H. Kraft and his friends, In New Al
bony, Ind., who lay in wait for them nnd
one of tbe number, Stephen Whitman, was
kiped.-WMllint* Parrish, who was in jail
at Dallas, Tex., awaiting trial for tho mur?
der of hla partner, committed suicide
At u meeting of miners' delegates, hold in
Glasgow, it wns decided that tho Scotch
miners shall ttop work until the mino own?
ers ngree to advance their wages one shilling
Many deeds ol heroism were performed ly
the life-snving crews of Englnn i during the
f reoent storm,
tegarding the Revelation Id
the Hawaiian Islands.
iETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS.
he Commissioner Says that Mr.
Stevens was Responsible for the
Down the Flag-The Cause.
Secretary Gresham made public all the cor
'spondeuco b twcon tbe Secretary of State
id James H. Blount, commissioner nud
ter minister to the Hawaiian Islands.
Tbe matter consists of three paris, the first
sgiuning with n copy of tbe instructions
iv u J.r. Blount on March ll, 18C3, prior to
s departure from \> fishington for Honolulu,
id the last part ending with a brief letter
ader date ol July 3', 1893, in which he takes
is conge, as follows i
"The condition of parlies in the islands is
ie of quiescence. Tho action -?f the United
ates is awaited by nil as a matter of ueces
ly. This condition, it cnn be assumed, will
main until the proposition Jo annex is ac
?pled or rejected. lu the latter coutingoucy
) suddon movement is likely to occur. The
?esent government cnn only rest on the uso
' the military force, possessed of most of
e arms in the islands, with u small whito
)pulation to draw from to strengthen it.
itimately it will fall without fail. It may
?ofcerve its existence for n yenr or two, but
Then be adds that he has done his duty ns
ell au hu couid, "considering I was sur
luuded by persons lutorosted in misleading
e." Aud Ula privato affairs necessitated his
Secretary Gresham's lotter of Instructions
i Mr. lilouut, dated March ll, define clearly
JW far, '.a the op nion of Ibe President, the
? of armed force is permissible by the
aited States to pull down or sot up goveru
eiits. Mr. Gresham says t
'Tn tbe judgment of the President, your
ithority, ns well as that of tho oomir.uuder
tho naval forces in Hawaiian waters,
ould bo, and li, limited in the use of phy
sa) force to such measures as nro necessary
protect the persons and property of our
tiz?'ns ; and whilo abstaining from any innn
?r of Interference with tho domestic foa?
ms of the islamls, you should indicate
>ur willingness lo interveno with your
(emily offices in tlio iutjrest of a peaceful
ttlemont of troubles within the limits of
"Should it bo necessary to land an armed
ree upon Hawaiian territory on occasions
! popular disturbance, when the local hu
inrity mny be uuublo to give adeapuate pro
ction io the life and property of tue citi
(lis of tho Uuited States, the assent of 6uch
uthority should first be obtained, if it can
? done without prejudice to tho interests
"Your power in this regard 6hould not,
owever, be claimeil to tho exclusion of sitn
ar methods by tho representatives of other
owers for tho protection of the lives and
roperty of their citizens or subjects residing
i the islands
"Whi.e the United States claim no right to
iterfere in the political or domestic affair?,
r in the internal conflicts of the Hawaiian
ilands, otherwise than as heroin stated, or
>r tho purpose of maintaining nny treaty or
ther rights which they possess, this goveru
icnt will adhere to its consistent and estnb
shed policy in relation to them, and it will
ot acquiesce in domestic interference by
In a letter dated April 6, Mr. Blount nn
ouncea his arrival at Honolulu aud tells of
is refusal, against tho strong urging of Min?
ster Stevens, to accept a house and the use j
f servants, carriages, bo;ses, atc., furnished
?y tbe provisional government, poying
'whatever I wantod for it from nothing up."
Io nlso notes the rofusal of tenders from the
x-Queen nnd others.
Appended to a letter of April 8, in which
Ir. Blount deplores tho provorted influence
f Minister Stevens and Consul-General
leverenee, to whom beascrlbos the existence
if the provisional government, is a steno
;raphic report of an interview between Mr.
ilount nnd Admiral Skerrott, iu which tbe
Admiral Skerrett: "I called at the Navy
Apartment on tbe 30:b of December to see
Ir. Tracy, tho Secretary of tho Navy, to ask
dm if he had any final Instructions for me,
il I was going to leave the next day for Sau
francisco to Resume command of the Pacific
quadron. He replied : "Commodore, 1 havo
io instructions to give you. You will go thero
nd perform your duty, as I know you will,
nd everything will be satisfactory.'
"I romarkod i Mr. Tracy, I want to ask
ou about those Hawaiian affairs. When I
ms out lhere 20 years ago I had fra quent
onversntions with the then Unite 1 States
iliuister, Mr. Pierce, on the subject of the
Blands. I was told then that the United
(tates Government did not wish to annex
he islands of Hawaii.'
He replied : 'Commodore, the wishes of
he government havo changed. They will
ie very glad to annex Hawaii.' He said ns a
natter of course none f ut the ordinary legal
neans can bo usod to \, ..'suade these people
o come into the United States."
On April 21 Mr. Blount says ho was called
>n by Claus Spreckels, but, says Mr. Blount:
'how much or bow little Mr. Spreckels
nows about this matter I am unable to say,
,s I c'o not kdow."
On the same day Mr. Blount, for tho scc
nd timo disapproved of a request of the pro
'isional govornment thai tho American forces
io landed for drill. "Thc landing of tho
roops, pending negotiations between the
Juf on nnd President Do'e," the commissioner
ays, "might bo usod to impresi the former
rttb fear that troops wero lauded to lend
oreo to tho provisional government in bring
ng her to nn adjustment. I did not think
iropcr to communicate tbe reason to Mr.
stevens or any ocher pearson save Admiral
Mr. Blount says be called on tho Kx.Queen
,nd in'ormed her that no person was author
zed by President Cleveland or himself to
ilnce tho Govern ment ol the V&ita] State*
in the attitude of desiring an adjustment be?
tween herself nud the provisional govern?
ment, and the Queen r plied that sho did not
inteud to enter int j any negotiations until
the Washington Government had taken no?
tion cn Mr. B ount's report.
On May I .Mr. Blount wroto: "At this time
the indications aro unmistakeable that a
large majority of the people of tho is ands
are utterly opposed to annexation. I do not
iook. or any change -rom this si.u.it.oi
through fut uro information. There is a
strong disposition on the part of the annex?
ation element to suppress expressions against
annexation by social aud business hostility."
In the third part of tho correspondence is
printed a statement of Mr.Volney V.Ashford,
dated March 8, 1893, in which he says he has
put in writing certain information in regard
to Hawaiian affairs at Mr. B.OB-t'a request.
Tbis statement refers to Queen Liliuokalani
ns "<? reigning soveroigu who ha 1 at least
twice striven to supplant her brother, even at
the expense, If necessary, of walking over
bis strangled corpse to tha tbrouo ; a woman
notoriously loaded with the grc*sest soci.il
vices, such ns had contributed so largely to
'be late King's downfall in 1887, but still
airongly uphold by tho majority of the nativo
people, who believed her professions and
promises to restore thom to an equal fran?
Ia auothor part of his extraordinary com?
munication Mr. Ashford says: "Wilson's
'pull' on th: Qa HQ consisted lu tho toot that
for many years he has b^cn her favorit.) par?
amour (she has s.?yeral.) Tho Queen had a
privao gateway cut through tho palace wall
immaJiately contiguous lo h?r up.trtin mts in
tho 'bungalow' that he might aloin outer by
a noar a ial more convenient way?a scandul
at which oven tiio most obtuse of tho native
people drow the line. The pair opanly lived
together in tho Queen's cottage at Waikiki (a
suburb of Honolulu) during and succecdng
tho 'aanlba^' episode at the palace, just pre.
coding tho descent upon tho league. This
place was formerly nn assignation house,
built by tho "^iieon and openly used for that
purpose, under the pei6onnl charge ol bet
business manager, formerly her native coach?
man. All these nut many other equally
scandalous acts are mattor of public notor?
iety at tho capital and have been aired aud
commented upon in scathing terms by the
nativo press of Honolulu ; but tho English
press were either gagged by tho palace party
or kept silent to avoid tho effects of the
Theso statements against the deposed
Queen are discredit id by Mr. Blounv.
Mr. Blount's conclusions of fact aro em?
bodied in his report to Secretary Grosham
dated July 17. It is a very lon^ docuuiont,
filling 37 largo printed pages, anl indicatos
vory closely that ho understood that ho was
to confine hiaisolf to a plain statement of
facts, for nowhere doe9 ho make tho shghtes
suggestion or recommendation. Ptefusin?
all proffers of hospitality on his arrival on
Iho islands ho says he toola- up his quarters
at the Hawaiian Hotel, where he passed
several days in receiving calls, and soon bo
oame aware that all minis were quietly and
anxiously looking to the action of the United
The troops of the Boston were daing mili?
tary duty for tbe provisional government
with tho American flag floating over the
government building, and, says tho Minister,
"within it ihe provisional government con?
ducted its business under an Amorican pro?
tectorate, to be cont.nued, according to the
avowed purpose of the American Minister,
during negotiations with the United States
This brines tha story down to tho incidea 1
which created such a stir, of hauling down
tho American flag, waioa Mr. BlouDt de?
scribes as follows:
"My instructions dire ted me to ma'ce in?
quiries which, in tho intorest of can or and
truth, could not bo done when the minds of
thousands of Hawaiian citizens were full of
uncertainty us to what the presence of Amer
lean troops, tho American flag and the Amer
ican protectorate implied. It seemed neces>
sary tbat all these influences must be with?
drawn before thoso inquiries could bo prose?
cuted in a monner befitting tho dign ty and
power of the United States.
"Inspired with such footings and confident
no disorder would ensue, I directed tho re?
moval of tho flag of tho United States from
tho government hui ding and the return of
the American troops to thoir vessels. This
was accomplished without any demonstra?
tion of joy or grief ou tho part of the popu?
"Tho afternoon beforo in a* interview
with President Dole, iu response to vny in?
quiry, he said that the provisional govern?
ment was now able to preserve ordor, although
it could not havo djne so for several weeks
after the proclamation establishing it."
Mr. Blount says that it seemod strange to
suppose that there was any necessity for
landing troops. "And," referring again to
Minist'T Stevens, "to consent to nn applica?
tion for such a purpose without any sugges?
tion dissuading the applicants from it on the
part of the American Minister, with naval
forces at bis command could not otherwise
bo construed than as conplicity with their
This was the first timo that American
troops were ever landed on the islands at tho
instance ot a committoe of safety without
uotice to tho existing government.
Tho report reviews in detail the subsequent
eveuts, making much of tefctimony to
show that Minister Stevens recognized
tho provisional government before the Queen
had been called upon to yield, and quoting
Minister Stevens himself as saying tbat he
knew the 1 arracks aud station-house had
not been delivered up at the time; that ho
did not care for thnt for twenty-five men
well armed could run the whole crowd.
Stevens' despatch to Secretary Foster ls
quoted whero ho says he recognized tho
government after it was in possession of all
government buildings, nnd Mr. Blount snys
"the quickest recognition was the perform?
ance of bis plodgo to the committee of
He criticises a similar statement made by
the Hawaiian commissioners to Mr. Foster
nnd says : "Did tho spirit of annexation mis?
lead these gentlemen? If not, what malign
influence tempted Freiiident Dole to a con?
trary statement iu his cited letter to the
Says Mr. Blount: "The leaders of the rev?
olutionary movement would not have under?
taken it but fer Mr. Stevens* promise to pro?
tect them against nny danger from the Gov?
ernment. But for tbis their mass-meeting
would not have been held. But for tbis no
request to land the troops would have been
made. Had tho troops not boon landed no
measures for tho organization of a new gov?
ernment would have been taken.
"The American Minister said tho revolu?
tionary leaders bad determined on annexa?
tion to tho United States, and had agreed on
the part each was to act to the very end."
In concluding this report, for the remain?
der is made up entirely of statistical matter
and a disquisition upon the trade of the is?
land and the character of the population,
Mr. Blount says i
'?That a deep wrong has been done the
Queen and native race by American officials
pervades Ihe native mind and that of tho
Queen, as well as a hope for redress from
ino United States, theie i an be no doubt in
this connection it ls important to nota tho
inability of the Hawaiian people to cope
with any great powers, and tboir recognition
of it by never offering resistance to their en?
"The suddenness of tbe lauding of the
United Slates troops, the reading of tha
proclamation of tho provisional government
almost in their presence and tho quid; rec?
ognition by Mr. Stevens easily prepare 1 her
for tho suggestion that the President ol me
United Stales had no knowledge of these oc?
currences, nnd must know of and approve or
disapprove of what bad occurred at a fuluro
lime. This, too, must havo contributed to
her disposition to ace)pt tho suggestions of
Judge Widemanu and Mr. Damon. Indood,
who could have supposed that tho circum?
stances surrounding ber could hnve been
foreseen and sanctioned by tho President of
the United States?
"Her uniform conduct and tbe prevailing
sentiment among tho natives point to her bo
liof, ns well ns theirs, that the spirit of jus?
tice on tho part of the President would ro?
?toro her crown."
The Latest News Gleaned From Various
Farts of the State
A gentleman residing nt tbe University of
Virginia went out for gamo tho other day
and roturued in the evening with a fine large
gobbler which he bad bagged. Shorly after
his arrival homo nn officer appeared au 1
placed him under arrest, being charged wit li
appropriating a fat and well-fed Thanksgiv?
ing specimen belonging to a neighbor.
A meeting of the board of the Chesapeake
nnd Its tributaries was held in Richmond, nt
which Capt. John R. Thomas, of Aceomac,
was elected manager of tho Chesapeake.
Captain Thomns will All out the unexpired
term of Captain Seth Foster, the late com?
mander of tho Virginia oyeter nnvy.
Mrs. Lettis Thurmond, mother of Mrs. Dr.
A. A. Bledsoe, died at Amherst Court Houso.
She was in her niuety-fllth year. Whe was
the mother of 12 children, who res do in Al?
bemarle, Nelson, Rockingham and Ambers;
county, Richmond city and Texas.
Rev. W. L. Gravatt, of Norfolk, Va., lins
accepted a call to Zion (Episcopal) Church,
Charlestown, W. Va., and will enter upon
his duties December 14
The three-year old daughter of William
Duigas, of Page county, was burned to death
by its clothes taking fire.
'J here aro now pending before the Cir?
cuit Court of Cabell County, W. Vn., lotty
two petitions for divorce.
George W. Marlow, a native of Loudoun
county, committed suicido in St. Joseph,
Mo., on the 16th.
John H. Enrmau, of Rockingham county,
died sudJonly of heart disease.
It is thought tho apple crop of Rocking?
ham couuty will bring the farmers |40 ') I
Fac^iii R county wants a dog-law, Ihe
proeeocs to De used iu reimbursing the own?
ers of sheep for losses by dogs. A tnx of tet
cents on tho bead would raiso a sufficient
MlsTOB T. Ea. Nkims, ex-mayjr of Bristol,
and for miiny years general agent of tho Po?
cahontas Coal Company, is doad, aged 81
Rev. Decatur Edwards has accepted a cnll
to the pastorato of tho Baplist Church at
Tm: oysters in the Rappahannock river
arc said to bo fattor and larger this year
than ever known before. Tlio shipments
aro very heavy, notwithstanding it is yet
carly in tho season.
IhbouohsII tho stringency aud uncer?
tainty in lusineiis of tho past year tho Wash?
ington Woolen Mills, of Fredericksburg,
have kept steadily at work, employing their
Wild ducks aro found in the rivers ant
creeks alout Fredericksburg in greater num?
bers this season limn for years past. It is
said that this is un unfailing sign of a hard
A LABOI number of yenrling black bass of
tho large and small mouth varieties have
been i.ssignod by tho United Sta'es fish com?
missioner at Washington to the Rappahan?
nock Rod and Gua Club, of Fredericksburg.
They will be put in the Rappahannock river
near tlio dam, for propagation. A supply ot
young brook trout will also bo sent.
Burglars tittered the commission and
wholesale grocery houso of W. H. Cobb ak
Co., iu Danville, and Ina bungling manner
buttered tho safo door open, but could not.
open tho inner door. Thus they failed to
obtain any money. Tho thieves, however,
carried away a hundred or more dollars'
worth of groceries.
J. K. Norton and L. C. Bailey have pur?
chased (or N0,0l 0 eighteen acres of land
lying pertly in tho northwestern section of
the city of Alexandria and part'y in th?i
couuty. Tho land will bo sub-divided and
improved, and as tho city is rapidly growing
in that direction tho properly will soon be?
come very valuable.
Ir has been ascertained that this years
corn crop in Kiug George county, ls veiy
far below tho average, and that farmers w
used commercial fertilizers on com will I a
unable to meet their notes out of the pfl
year's yield. Tho shortage in yield is leo I
to tho long summer drought.
Major Albert G. Regor, of Phillipp!, Bar
bour couuty, W. Va, is dead. Major Begee
at one timo represamted bis ltetrtct in the
Virginia Senate, aud servavl as major in tie
Lewis T. Jennings, Populist, is ele ' ?' lo J
the State senate from the ll rvA
of Carrol], Grayson aud Fl ' I coui.
At tho recent revival meet,) ? of E\:.ng?d
1st Fife, at Marlon, one huudr dnnd twenty*
live p piofessedcoovei . ig,