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Heeptarnott whit< world, ando: th i stan
Rlroj,! S!0Pf. !
While ehornl angels from on hif-h,
Flostlngacron th? midnight .ky,
L^an down with waving lily wanda
To Mess the earth with gracious hi
And hark ! the golden chord !
'?Praise be to Christ our Lord.
Th* Hon ol Man ic lowly fnanjrer born
Be'ure whose) face the strength- ol
Then, till the holy morn.
Wske! bright irorld, under the bright vu
Hark .' how theChriptnw. angel? sn.
"Al! hail' to Christ our Lord an I 6
Ail hail! good will au I peace to men 1
Ali hail ' to Go | on high ' Amen I"
Join ye the joy lu I song ;
The reign of ancient M-ron<j
1? ?*? thiehour: for christ rhed itu libera
Ol', happv world ! thy bonds ol ?in u
This holy CbriPtm?s morn.
?Charles L. Hi'.dteth. in Demi ?
A t'^RISTMA ; "TOFT.
I bb e v
(Christmas eve se'
\ ire ip the f
\\ i i^ ,m'k ('bured
The church a*
I West cork
,. i ,i - f ashioi
like the village over which il pr<
It* shingles were gray with the beating
of many winters ; its litlle square towel
was surmounted by four spindling
posts, like thc legs of a tabb turnet
heavenward; its staring windows wen
adorned with cor tains ol' yellow col
ton; its uneven and desolati church?
yard, strewn willi er:tv- and sm *
drifts, occupied a bleak hillside lo k
inpr out across fir bay to the '
height of Shepody Mountain.
T)owu tho long slope below t1!
church straggled the village, half losl
in the snow, and whistled o . r by the
winds of the Buy of Fundy.
Second Westcock was ai out;
corner of the rector's ? par
ish, and a Christmas eve si rylee there
was an event almost unparalleled, To
give Second Westcock this service, the !
rector had forsaken his prosperous
congregations at Westcock, Sackville
and Dorchester, driving some eight of?
ten miles through the snows and soli?
tude of the deep Dorchestei woods.
And because the choir at Second
Westcock was not remarkable even for
willingness, much less for ;fi .ngth or
skill, lie had brought with him his
fifteen-year-old niece. Lou Allison, to
Kwell the Christin i with the
cotes of hei clai
The little chin lighted with
oil lamps ran white wail
between the windows. The poor, bare
chancel-a red-cloth covered kitchen
?table in a semi-circle of paintless rail?
ing?was flanked by two towering pul?
pits of white pine. On either side the
narrow, carpetles. aisle were rows of
' ?u the lett were gathered solemnly
the men of the congregation, each
lo 'king straight ahead. On the right
were the women, whispering and
scanning each others' bonnets, till the
appearance of the rector from the
little vestry -io om by the door should
bring silence and reverent attention.
In front of the women's row stool
thc nielodeon, and the two benches
b'hind it were occupied by the choir,
thc male members of which sat blush?
ingly self-conscious, proud of their
office, but deeply abashed at the ne?
cessity ot sitting among the women.
There was no attempt nt Christmas
decoration, tor Second Westcock hnd
never been awakened to the delicious
excitements of the church greening.
At last the rector appeared in his
voluminous white surplice. He moved
bIowIt up the aisle, toil mounted the
winding steps of thc tight hand pulpit.
and as he did so his five-year old. son.
lorsaking his place by Lou's side.
marched forward and seated himself
Inteli on the pulpit steps. He did
not feel quite at home in Second West?
r7he sweet old carol. "While shep?
herds watched their flooks by night."
rose rather doubtfully from the little
,-hr.ir. who looked and listened askance
at thc glittering clarionet, into which |
Lou was now blowing softly. Lou j s<
was afraid to make herself distinctly ji
at first, lest she should startle j it
l tin the second verse t!
bi -it notes came old with ti
confident . and then for two lines the
? more than a duet be
I the rector's vigorous
ii the third verse, how
one right. The choir
lided b> the strong sup
ling stimulus of tin m
,, i al length ceased to
?mi voices. The naked
church was glorified with the
,-reep ol triumphal song pulsating
through it. h
had '?nell music !??
beard ?' ? Mt ti. women and chil- :
?i om their very souls, and Ii
tht hymn wns ended.the wholt al
? 'ii stood for some seconds w
"" < rn, with quivering throats. ' ci
tdl tie rector's calm voice, repent
ig %ti rd of the liturgy,
ck their self-control m some te
Thtreafter everv hymn and chan! I gi
irol was lik* sn inspiratii d,
sparkled with exultation. b<
When the servict was over the people il
gathered round the stove by th" door, fe
praising Lon's clarionet and petting ut
little Ted, who had by this time come \
from the pulpit steps. One tdd L
e thc child two or three brown I
nits which she hnd brought ' re
;"'.:'..'x Bkel, and a pair of red mil- , ii
mmm .. u?.i i~.--ted lor hinras si
'resent. I h(
H ' BaV011' ihe ?hl lady said, j ot
eaaW . i ? vi .U li
ling ike that trum- ot
MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., DECEMBER 22, 1893,
of yottrn, Miss. I felt like it jeRt
?vcd down the angels from heaven
ing with us tonight. Ther voices
was al) swimming in a smoke, like,
i?hl up in the hollow of the ceiling."
'Taint a trumpet I" interrupted
iv. shyly. "It's a clar'onet. I
- q trumpet home !"
In be sure !" replied the old lady,
j indulgently. "But miss, ns I was a
I paying, that music of yourn would jest
: soften the hardest heart as ever was."
The rector had just come from the
vestry room, well wrapped up in his
jurs, and w-as shaking hands and wish?
ing every "ne n Merry Christmas,
while the sexton brought the horse t<
the door. He overheard the old la
ly's last remark, as she was bundlin
J eddy np in a huge woollen muffler.
'Il certainly did," said he, "make
singing go magnificently to-night,
In't it, Mrs. Tait? But I wonder,
now, what sorf of an effect it would
: duce on a hard-hearted bear, if
- h a creature should come out at us
we are going through Don ;
bis mild pleasantry was very deli
ly adapted to the recto-, 's and'
. and the group about the stove
id with a reverent air befitting
Ince they were in; but Ihe old
xclnimed in haste:
v, lind sakes, parson, a bear'd
scared to death I"
wonder if it would frighten a
thought Lou to herself, as they
. tting snugly bundled into th
deep "pung,'' as the low-box
v dh movable seats is called.
-oe he crestof the hill was passed.
and th. four-poster on the to;
Second Westcock Church sank out ol
ight. For a mile cr more the road
led through half-cleared pasture le
where tue black stumps stuck u
igely through the drifts
' \ discovered bears on every hand.
probai ly ki ep well on! of ,.IU- sight.
How t jual as Well to get be
v" ? hood as quickly ns
? ly, .Terry, old boj I
ott id ?. loh't use yourself un too
1 he i ector kept the horse well in
1 , ' short time it was plain
er was not avoiding the
party 'I he cries came nearer and
fm's breath esme quicker
and qu ickei. and the rector's teeth be
o;an to se! themselves grimly, while
gathered in anxious
1 coiiio to a struggle, what
the sleigh^ he was wonder?
ing, that could serve as a weapon?
Noth olutely nothing but his
heav ? po ; et-knife.
"A poor weapon," thdUghi he. rue
fully, "s ith which to tight a panther."
Butfhi felt in bia pocket with one
bini, and opened the knife, and
I under the edge of the
? beside him.
At this instant he caught sight of
th< panther, bounding along through
tbe low underbrush, keeping parallel
with the road, and sot forty yards
"There it is!" came in a terrified
whisper from Lou's lips; and just then
Teddy lifted his head from under the
robes. Frightened at the speed and
si the -? I look on his father's face he
began to cry. The panther heard him
I urned at once toward the sleigh.
Old Jerry stretched himself out in a
burst of speed, while the rector
is poor knife fiercely ; and
the panther came with a lo
i ighl in ' th" road not ten paces be?
hind th< Hying sleigh.
'!'? 'id. stared in amazement, and
then <? iwered down in fresh terror as
i ame an ear-splitting screech,
wild and high and long, from Lous
clarionet. Lou had turned, and over
Santa Claus On His Round
Look at him there on the chirutie.v t j
Just ready to descend
[.ere never lived in this who^f wide ~'orld
Hitch a dear good hearted mend I
3ut sue. h? has stopped to lis'.en
If tbe children an ask
"or he'd never go down if thev
Or tried to take one peep !
But onee be c^es that all is right
He'll co down with his toys,
And Ol! up oil the.eto'-kines
Of his little girls and boys.
Th??n with a bound he'll be off again
Up through the chimney andover the roofs.
Bred awake And the frozen ground will again resound
With the patter of reindeer's hoofs.
Ie was not at all alarmed, however,
or he was sure his father was a match
or a thousand bears.
By and by the road entered the enn?
uis inverted dark of Dorchester woods,
where all *iie light seemed to come
rom the white snow under the trees
ather than from the dark sky above
hem. At i-his stage of the journey
'eddy retired under the buffalo-robes,
nd went to sleep in the bottom of the
The horse jogged slowly aiong the
jmewhat heavy road. The bells
ngled drowsily amid the soft, push
ig whisper of the runners. Lou and
hie rector talked in quiet voices, at
uned to the solemn hush of the great
Lou shivered up closer to the rector
s she spoke, and glanced nervously
ito the dark woods whence a sound
ad come. The vector did not answer
t once, but instinctively seized the
?hip, ami tightened the reins, as a sig
al to Old derry to move on faster.
The horse needed ho signal, but
woke into an eager trot which would
ave become a gallop had the rector
Again came the sound, this time a
ttle nearer, and still apparently just
breast of the piing, but deep in the
oods. It was a bitter, long, wailing
ry, blended with a harshly grating
udertone, like the rasping of a saw.
"What is it?" again asked Lou, her
The rector let Old Jerry out into a
dlop. as he answered, "I'm afraid
's a panther? what they call around
jre an 'Indian Devil." But I don't
link there is any real danger. It isa
rooions beast, but will probably give
i a wide berth." t
"Why won't it attack neV" asked
"Oh, it prefers solitary victims,''
plied the rector. "It is ordinarily
cautious beast, and docs not under
and the combination of mau and
use and vehicle. Only on rare
icasious has it been known to attack
;p?le driving, md this one will
the back of the seat was blowing this
p.-nl of desperate defiance in the
brute's very face. The astonished ani?
mal shrank back in his tracks and
sprang again into the underbrush.
Lou turned to the rector with a
Hushed face of triumph ; and the rectoi
exclaimed in a husky voice, "Thank
God!'' But Teddy, between his sobs,
complained, "What did you do that
for, Lou? '
Lou jumped to the conclusion that
her victory was complete and final;
but the rector kept Jerry at his top
speed and scrutinized the underwood
The panther appeared again in four
or five minutes, returning to the road.
nnd leaping along some forty or fifty
feet behind the sleigh. His pace was
a very carious disjointed, india rub?
bery spring, which rapidly closed up
on the fugitives.
Then round swung Lou's long in?
strument again, and at its piercing
cry the animal again shrank back. This
time, however, he kepi to th) road,
and the moment Lou paused for
breath he resumed the chase.
"Save youl' breath, child," ex?
claimed the rector, as Lon again put
the slender tube to her lips. ".Save
your breath, and let him have it fe?
rociously when he begins to get too
The animal cume within twent
thirty feet again, andthen Lou gre
him with an ear-splitting blast, and he
fell back. Again and again the tactics
were repeated. Lou tried a thrilling
cadenza; it was too much for the
brute's nervis. He could not compre?
hend u girl with such a penetrating
voice, and he could not screw up his
fonrage to a closer investigation of
At last the animal seemed to resolve
on a change of procedure. Plunging
into the woods he made an effort to
jet ahead of the sleigh. Old Jerry
pas showing aigns of exhaustion, bul
the rector/roused him to au extra in
ipurt sntfJjb ri just ahead, was the "1
opening of fillmore's settlement,.
v, Lon blow:" shouted, $ejb|
rector; and as the panther made rt
dash to intercept tho sleigh, it found
itself in too close proximity td thu
strange-voiced phenomenon in the
pung, and sprang backward with ail
As Lou's breath failed from her dry
lips, the tleigh dashed out into tha
open. A dog bayed angrily from the
nearest farm-house, and the panther
stopped short on the edge of the wood.
.The rector drove into the farm-yard,
and Old Jerry stopped, shivering tis if
he would fall between the shafts.
After the story had been told, and
Jerry had been stabled and rubbed
down, the rector resumed his journey
with a fresh horse, having no fear that
the panther would venture across the
cleared lands. Three of the settlers
started out forthwith, and following
the tracks in the new snow, succeeded
in shooting the wild berni aftsr a chase
ol two or thri
The adventure supplied the country
side all that winter with a theme for
conversation, and about Lou's clarionet
there gathered a halo of romance
that drew rousing congregations
to the parish church, where its
music wat to be beard every alternate
lay evening. Jfouth's Companion.
Antiquity ol Christmas Toji.
The doll is thousands of vcars old ,
it has been found inside the graves ol
little Roman children,and will be found
again by the nrclneologists of a future
date among the remains of our own
culture. The children of Pompeii and
Herculaneum truqdled hoops jnst as
you and 1 did and who knows whether
the rocking horse on which we rode ia
ot r young days is not a lineal descen?
dant of that proud charger into whose
flanks the children ui Francis I's time
dug I rev; sn ls
The drum is also indestructible, and
setting time at naught across the cen?
turies, it bents th( Christmas-tide and
New Year summons that bids the tin I
soldier prepare himself for war, and
shall continue to beat as long as there
exist boyish anns to wield drumsticks,
?.nd grown-up people's ears to be deaf
ened by the sound thereof. The tin
soldier views the future with calm ; he
will not lay down his arms until the
lay of general disarmament, and thero
is, as yet, no prospect of a universal
The toy sword also stands its ground :
it is the nursery symbol of_ the inera
lioable vice of our race the lust for
lattle. Harlequins, fool's-cap-crown
id and bell ringing, are also likely to
endure; they are sure to be found
imong the members of the toy world
is long as there are fools to be found
imong the inhabitants of our own.
rold-laced knights, their swords at
heir pities, curly-locked and satin
ihod princesses, stalwart musketeers,
nustached and top-booted, are all types
vhich still hohl their own. The
Chinese doll is young as yet, but she
ias a brilliant future before her.
The Yule Log Custom.
The yule log or yule block is proba
?ly another form of that which b
teen preserved in the Christmas tree, j I
i huge log of wood placed in the fire j 1
is kept burning all the evening : 1
n many places in England, and even i
D the United States the custom is not ' t
inknown. r* is called Buche de Not I i
n France. C
The yule candle is lighted the even- i r
ag of December 24-, midwinter-night, j n
nd kept burning all night if possible.
( 't goes out during the night it
toked upon as a sign that some one ti
ill die in the house soon. On the h
ther hand, the stumps of these can j tl
les are considered a powerful remedy
Dr diseased or injured hands or feet.
Song of Krlss Kringle's Trep,
Kri=? Kringle's bells are jingling.
The frosty air ip tingling,
All silvery Boanda ara mingling
This merry. mutry day,
With many I 'ther
The snow-flakes danc? together ;
Here comes Kriss Kringle's weather,
In good Kriss Kringle's w-iy.
ifjr-fl Kringle's measure's tripping, i
Kriss Kringle's sweetness? sipping,
Th* while his gifts we're clipping, j w
From braye Krisi Kringle's tree, a
We set the candles burning. ! w
Like stHrs ant planets taming, ?*?__? ^
And every dream and yearnir. >. Dj
There satisfied we see- j p
fc^z*\ ' -f
Alonf and solitary,
Aloof from elf and fairv.
It grew in forests airy
Through many a season dun -
To reach its dav of glory,
When winter woods were hoiry,
To hear Kn'3s Kringle's story,
And dear [Criss Kringle's hymn.
O (ree that wearies never!
0 treethSt ''harms us everl
Otree that lives forever!
Ti,,, blessed Christmas tree\
Where love aud kindness blending
Iico.ni 1 ,i,'the year's fair-ending,
There heavens own beauty lending,
Behold Kriss Kringle's tree.
Margaret E. Banister, In Young l
The little red bon* st Lenox, Mass.,
which Nathaniel Hawthorne "ride
[?anglewood Tales," The Boui.
ven Gables," alb! other stones, lg to
A daring lui unsncco??/ud attimpt toes
.ape was ma I" ly a number of taoists, cl
the Westminster Penitentiary at Vancouver,
ttC A jury in Emporia, Kansas, r'li
dered n verdict ol |! ? ' 0 agaiust the Mis
souri, Kansas and iVxai Railroad for having
last Msyearrisd for IP'bier Bios. 2 3 0bead
of Texas cattle from Midland, Texas, to
Hart "rd. Kansas, from Ihe importation "I
which Texas fever was communicated lo
Kansas cattle with disastrous effects.
Five people iver" killed and six injured In a
bri Iga wreck on the w.-t-m New V. rk and
Pen nay I van ia, near Dunkirk, N. V.- John
Kenneswig, a reiired merebaot, "f Allegheny,
Pa., who feit diagracod because be bad been
arrested for drunk rn net a, com milted suicide.
I'. B Hsldeman, toper In tendeni of the
l-'raukliu Coal Compsoy, wai sandbagged in
FrankliD.W. Va , and robl ed of a! oui -
\ lone highwayman made Station a ;ent
Thompson, at Belle Plain, low*, deliver nil
lin cash in li is possession belonging to the
rsilrosd and ex| i "ihc. ?A collii
ion occurred on the Lehigh Vslley Rsilrosd,
at Fackerton, Pa., durlcga fo,', In wblch
three locomotives were badly bettered, I hough
i">i oompletely wrecked, James Black,tbe
prohibition party's first candidate for Presi?
dent, died at tn- .oma la Lancaster, Pa,?
Bim Robinson, one of ihe Band Cut train
robber*, was convicted at Hermann, Ho.,nnd
sentenced to the penitentiary for fifteen
J. K. .Armstrong, the embrz-Hng treasurer
of Tipton county, Ind., wa- convicted anl
sent np for ono year.-A Chinese ware
boase in Ban Francisco, wa? destroye I by
fir". Of the digen Inmates in the place at
th" l iii!" f"iir woe barned to death niel on'*
fatally 1 urned.-Sargeant F. Harris, Bat?
tery A. Fifth Artillery, stations! at Alcatraz,
Cal, committed tulle! le by blowing out his
brains with a rid". Ho had b?en iu tho army
twenty-four years, and cams from the East
three years ago Le Blanc, who was con?
demned t" di" for th" murder of John Wil?
son, will not be hanged An order was re
ceived at WTnnepeg from tutawa, commut?
ing tbs death sentence of fifteen years'im
prisonmeut.-Mr. Cowiu, of Posion, a con?
tractor, was robbed ol 16,000.?Pidiar 1
Bobinson was hanged in Bedalia, Mo., for
tbe murder of Johanna Scholltnau. ? James
D. Hallen a New Y<>rk lawyer, is accused
of swlndliog Mr<. Florence Caldwell, of New
York, out of $'>3 300 by various means. She
bas brought suit against him lu the Supreme
Court, to recover that amount, and has ob?
tained an attachment against his property.
Ihe sheriff has seized bis horses, carriages,
:>te.-Dsvfi Lenbor was convicted in the
Union (''linty Court, in El zibeth, N. J, ol
laving set fire to his stor^ on the night cf
November5, when s dozen families bandy
?scaped willi their lives. He wns sentenced
o fifteen year*' Imprisonment. ? Laura
\nn Huggins, the comic el pension fraud,
iras sentenced lu Norfolk lo (Weyears' im?
prisonment, and to pay a flue o' 12,0 0.
Fire destroyed property to the value of
JT5,000 1n Wabash, Ind.-At Jasper. Ala..
rudge F. A. Gamble was, cn application, ap
>oiuted receiver of the Cordova Coal Com
<any, a corporation owning about :0,000
ores of valuable mineral lands and exteu
Ive coal mines around Cordova.-A. B.
'readwell was sentenced to five years' bard
abor In the penitentiary for attempting to
Teak iuto the postofflce at Emporia, Kas.,
ast summer.-John Westgarth, the Idly
L,ake farmer who issued a eireular calling
or 'ten thousand armed and mounted" men
0 meet him on the lake front, In Chicago,
rasadjudged in?aue at Geneva. III.-Ralph
,'rosstnire was hanged at Smitbport, Pa., for
nurderlng his mother, who had refused to
How his mistress to live at the homestead.
?Charles J. Luckey was hanged inBrock
llle, Ont., for the murder of bin father, sis
?r nnd stepmother.-Angelo Zappa was
nnged in Pittsburg for murder.-Upon
tie applientiou of William M. Norris, the
Iqultable Trust Comdany, of Philadelphia,
rsa appointed receiver of the Quaker City
lorocco Company. It ls stated that the
ompauy's embarrassment is a result of the
ew York firm of Abe Stein <fc Co.?'-The
ietheroy is said to have arrived at eomo
ort on tbe coast of Brazil. \ naphtha
ink exploded lu Bigalke A Son's paint shop
1 Jersey City, fatally Injuring Charles
teiuer, aged twenty-eight years, an em
loy e. Mr. Bigalke's wife and daughter, who
ere in the shop at the time of the explosion
ere seriously bumed, but their injuries are
Charles Hamer nnd Enoch Morgan, while
alkiug across the Susquehanna, near
'llkeebsrre, on?tbe i'?. l>roke through and
ere drowned.-Rev. l>r. W. H. Elliott
led nt Lebanon, Ps, Isaac L. Bice flied
b petition in the United States Court in
hil idelpliia,nsking for tho removal of the
?ading receivers.? The cottage of Mrs.
ary Ann Jackson, a professlonaJ nurse at
ir alington, L. I., was found to been fire,
itu the remains of the woman, who had
en murdered.-Tbe Dealets' Distilling
unpnny's plant at Hammond, Ind., was
irned to the ground. The cause of the Uro
is spontaneous combustion. Loss. |1B0,
0; in-uraii"', |80,000 The mall train
nih on the Concord aud MontrealBailroad
tween Panyan? and Wing Hoad, was
rown from tbs track aud badly wrecked
ar Hethlebem Hollow, N. H. Engineer
idrew 1'. Pike, of Woodsville was injured
lemally, and, it is feared fatally. Firemen
iller was scald".). Vice President Steven
n and Scretary Herbert wero among tho
iltors st the exposition in Augusta, Ga ? <
i" governor ia a special message to the <
rlslature advocates a lax on incomes and a }
linters] inheritance tax, In the absence t
hs mother a little boy named Williams I
is burned to death in his home in Boston
-The Cnnadlau-Australian steamship ar- 1
'ed st Vancouver, B. C., from Honolulu, I
luging advices that the Provisional govern- c
?nt was still in power. In a mass-meeting i
. Cleveland aud Secretary Gresham were ?
terly arraigned. Troops nre being drilled,
1 resistance to American troops was
las, Dakiel Lamont's kodak is not the j
v possession which her fiends dread, r
I lao a charming little oak chair wi h
nii| medallions in the scat and back, lt
in ii noe ?looking tiling, but if conceals
IBslo Lox. As eo^ i ;.s a weight is placed .
oa the -eat mer
A Bomb Exploded in the Cham?
ber of Deputies,
MANY MEMBERS WOUNDED.
Magnificent Self-control of Presi?
dent of the Chamber Durjuy
Twenty-Persons Under Ar
r<?st-An American Wonnt
Among ThoSS Hurt.
A bomb was thrown in the (bamber ol
DepntkS, Paris, an', though no one was
killel, forty-eight person, were injured, In?
cluding about twenty deputies and three
lad'es, one of them au American. Before 7
o'clock in the ev?uing twenty-three parsons
bad i sen arrested.
The usual number of members present
wh"n no matter of great importance is to be
considered were in their seats, and the busi?
ness of the House was proceeding sleepily.
Tho galleries contained a number of visit' 1 ?.
including some ladies, who watched the pro?
ceedings with little interest. In the gallery
above the benches occupied by the members
of Ihe ii-ht were a number of strangers none
of whom had attracted any attention when
thuy ettored the gallery and had seats as?
signed to tbera.
In tb? course of the I usin<>? of tbe Hour e
the election of M. Miermen came up for dis
? n. M. Illermsn bad b"eu speaking
from thotrlbnns and bsd just descended to
resume h:s se 4 when a man in tbe gallery
threw a bomb toward the floor cf the House.
The bomb must have bad atlme fussst'aebed
to b. for as it pass.-d the heal of Prof. Le?
mke, deputy for Hazebnick, lt exploded
with a terrific rcpoc. A dense cloud of
smoke and du-t ascended, shutting out from
view lor a time those sitting iu the body ol
the House. For a single instant the House
was puifeclly quiet, and theu, the members
and others realizing what had occurred,there
, wes tin wildest i -Oitemert. Tbe officers
j detailed to guard Ihe chamber were the first
to regain their sunses. They ot once shut
the great door leading to tho chambers to
prevent tbe escnpe of tbe bomb-thrower. The
people lu tho galled"? fled in disorder, fear?
ing that other bomba would be thrown. They
wero in a state bordering on frenzy and al?
most fell over each other in their wild but
futile haste to get out of tho building. The
American lady had I e-n hit on the forehead
by a piece of the easing of the bomb, and she
fled with blood streaming over ber face.
TWO Other ladies sitting beside ber were
Opposite the gallery from which the bomb
wa- thrown is the gallery devoted to the use
of the foreign press representatives. A num?
ber of them who were in tbe gallery said
they first thought when they beard the ex?
plosion that someone had discharge! a re?
volver on the floor of the chamber. The re?
port was so lout and the flush of light 60
brilliant,how?ver,that they wore quickly con?
vinced of their mistake. The dust raised by
the explosion was so thick that tbe clothing
of everybody in thc chamber presented an
Ou the floor of tba House tbe excitement
was fully as great as that iu the galleries.
Many ol the merni er? rushed for the exits,
fearing every moment to hear mother ex?
plosion, af, Dupuy, tbe President of the
chamber, wns apparently the coolest man lu
the chamber, Trembling with emotion, be
"Such outrages cannot disturb th" ('bam?
ber. We shall continue our labors, nnd after
we exhaust the order of the day the Cham?
ber's officials will do their duty In regard to
The excitement among the members, wild
though it was. did not last long. Tho
wounded were taken to committee rooms, ' .
and medics! assistance waa ba lily summoned
to attend them. While this was being done .
some of the reporters picked from the floor ?.
of tbe House bits of metal and a number of ^
ho'sesboc nails (bat bad evidently luruished .
part of the contents of the bomb.
Au enormous crowd gathered outside thc ^
Pallis Bourbon before nightfall, and in- jL
creased steadily as the evening advanced. p|
They clamored loudly for vengeance upon
the anarchists. The whole neighborhood
was invested with military and police. The ?
chamber this evening looks as if it had been (
swept by a riot. Many desks and chairs lie
where they fell after having been wranchs I
from the Hoer, lu several places the floor 1
nnd furniture arespattered with blood. The ..
matiresses in the committee rooms nre snot- I _
ted red and the di???r bitches are smeared ,
with blood. M. Leffet looked as if brought
from a battle field when be was carried from i
the chamber. His face was blackened and I
streaked with red, and the blood flowed in ' .1
streams from his left baud. Two of his j.
fingers had been blown efl aud his arm had j j
been badly torn, ',
CAPTVKF, ? r 1 Hlc BOKB rBBOWEB. jj
Auguste Valllant, alias Marcha), a resident
if the suburb Chofsy-le-Rol, is the Anarchist
ivho threw ibo bomb iu the Chamber ol
Deputies. He made a confession.
As the French poli-e say, th"y "salted"
bim. Not hint: was learned, however, until
well In the morning. At 9 o'clock the pro
?un r of the republic and M. I.epine, prefect
)f police, arrived at the Hotel Dieu. After
inferring with the detectives, they went to
/nillnut's bedside. Tbe procurer said pesi
ively. "You are net Marchs!; you are
Valllant started, hesitated a moment, then
darted out pettishly : "Bo J nm. Y?s. I sm
Lugosi Valllant, and I threw th? bomb be?
aus" I have ba 1 enough ol this blood suek
ng bourgeois society." He tb"n told his
tory with an air of bravado.
He attended the chamber, be said, for the
lurpose of throwing the bomb at ll Du| uv,
?resident of the house. A woman who sat
lext to him, seeing him prepare to throw
he bomb, tried to snits bis arm. She fall jd
n tbe attempt, but spoiled bis aim. dbe
omb struck the cornice of the public gal
ery and exploded. Yaillant's injuries were
o severe that he fell to the floor. When the
anlc started in the chamber he tried, as did
inhy ethers to escape, but was prevented by
lie janitors. In concluding hb> coyfessiot.
''I am sorry I filled. . hop* ethers who
follow me wi!! be more fortunate. Long live
"rn Dav In the Senate a bill providing for
tbe estsblishn ant of a national park in the
itateof Washington wssreferred. Mr. Cul
lommadean address in opposition te tua
l.ill to repeal ihe Federal Election laws.
senator Stewart declared himself lo favor of
8th Dal * rerjrspirited debate was car?
ried ou in ibe I'luted States Senste, based
on Mr. Hoar's resolution, requesting tbe
President of Ihe I Dited States to furnish
tbe Senate cettaln Information la regard to
(he appointment of .Mr. Blount as Commis?
sioner to Hawaii. The debate was opened
by a speech from Mr. Frye. Mr V. st made)
one ot his eloquent and impeluom speeches,
ridiculing the pretentious "f Mr. Stevens
and tba Hawaiian revolutionists. Al th"
of tbe debate the Hoer resolution was
referred to the Committee on Foreign Hala?
tions, cud .Mr. Morrill addressed the heuate
on the subj-ct of the tariff.
i ]u> !>. the Beanie, lbs 'ill U
repeal tho Federal Election Lu wt,
was reported and placed upon the cali
Chairman Voorhess, ol the Finance (
mlttee. Introduced h lill lol the coinage ol
Silver dolfats and the retirement of small de?
nomination of gold and piper ne
olutlon was pm ed for th? appointment ol a
committee to inquire int" the government's
liability in the bird's Theatre disaster, aud
tbs proper compensation to be paid lo the
Him Du. Tbe United State aerate was
not in session lo dav.
lira Day. Tba United States Senate wns
not tu session to-day.
7ra Day-In the House, a 1)11 crestingS
retired list for enlisted men in the navy wa*
referred. The joint commission lo Inveelt*
gate the departments submitted a report.
Mr. Bailey's Bankruptcy bill was submitted.
The House'went Into committee of Ihe wbob?
on the concurri nt resolution for the appoint?
ment of a special committee to consider tbe
personnel of the navy. The bill for the
erection ol Utah Into a State waa dfs"ti-b"<l.
3th Day. Hie malu InWcst in the House
centered in the Hill resolution, reported by
Chairman McCreary from the committee ou
Foreign Affairs, calling on the President for
a copy of the instructions Issued to Minister
Willis, of Hawaii. The resolution asked)
particularly in regard to Minister Willis' in?
structions as to bindii . "ops_
aud as to any cont eu pli : ft ' *
form of government in tin
passed promptly, and without dh
Another important event the \ it ??? "f
the bill for tho admission f Itali. Pbs
current resolution to iuv? tlgats Ihe person?
nel of the navy was passed.
&TB Dav. In tbe Hous?, the committee
appointed lo Investigate lbs executive de?
partments submitted a report recommending
among other things, the aliolltlon ol postal
notes and leductiou in the charges for
money orders. The bill was adopted. Bev
eral public land bills were passed. Th'
Oarrahan (labu Mil was called up, bal
morning hour expired before a quo, im
COUld be secured.
10th Dat. A communication was laid be?
fore tbe House, from the sergeant-of-arma
complaining of the filthy condition of the
House kitchen, and an investigation was
a-k"d. Mr. Pendleton called np the Mc
Garrabun land claim I ill and tbe House
went into the committee of the whole to con?
sider if, but the morning hour having ex?
pired beforja vote could be reached, the bill
weut over. Tho bHI admiltiug Arizona to
statehood was passed. The bill to admit
New Mexico into tho union was discussed,
but tho committee of whole arose before any
eon elusion was reached.
11th Day.?The House weut iuto a com
?nbtoe of the whole to consider the urgency
lefldency bill The chief topic of discus?
sion contained in the urgency di fleieney
bill \va9 tho paragraph on pensions, wbicb
ifforded Messrs. < uuuon and Lacey an op?
portunity lo atta"k the administration's
policy of suspending pen-ions pending ex?
aminations for frauds Messrs. Livingston
*nd Fnloe defended the policy of the ad?
ministration. No action was taken, further
Jlscussion on the pension questlou being
postponed. The House committee on elee
lons decided unanimously the contested
deeiion essa of Whatley against Cobb, from
:he fifth Alubamu district, in favor of Mr
Jobb, the sitting member.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES
A flood at Ottawa, III., c.'u-,el by a break
j tbe Illinois au 1 .Michigan Canal, damaged
roperty to Ihe eitent ol IS 1,000.
Postiohs of Colfax and Ebberton, Wssb>
lgtou, were inundated by the wstar of tho
;ortb Palen-" river. People had to le taken
?om their hou.ee by raeaus of Inns.
David Wavl.kebv.a5, Chief Enginsst of
ie Allegheny County Light Company, was
istautly killed nt Pitt-iburg by an electric
seek from a dynamo at which he was work
ig. .n employe wan seriously injured.
Ubables I'ahner, aged 25 years, and
uucb Morgan, aged 40 yeats, were drowned
i Buequebanna riv i at Plymouth, Pa. They
'ere walking across the river, and the ice
ave way and both wat down.
The roof ol the Manufactures Building af
ie World's Fair, st Chicago, gave way In
;veral places under the weight of snow aud
ie, and exhibits in some parts of the French
ad Gorman sections were buried under tous
A Seattle, Washington, despatch siys that
ie valleys of the Cedar, Black, White and
uwamisb rivers are all under water. Much
ss has already occurred iu the destruction
f property. J he water is higher than knowu
l 15 year-.
DiBi.M. a revival service in the Auditorium
: Detroit. Mis? Grace Williams was pushed
trough a gallery railing hythe crowd be?
ilul her and fell to tbe floor, sustaining 3e
?ro injuries. A panic ensued and a uumbet
[ women were injured.
A passenger train on th" Southern Pacific
tis derailed aud rolled down an embank -
ent, at I.ordsburg, New Mexico, and sev
al of the passengers were Injured, lt is
ippo9ed that the wreck wa-i the work ol
amps, iu reveoge for the company's order
rbiddiug them to ride (ree on freight
rO LYNUH THE MuTORMAN.
in Eleolric-Car Tragedy ia Augusta.
Ga., Creates a Mob.
Houston Tennant, aged B vars, and bis
jotber, Hrs. Hilbert c. Tennant, were
nocked ?!?,wu and run ever by sn electric
ar at Augusta, <ia.
The loy was killed outright and the
.otherseriously injured. A nimdi-excited
rowd Collected, and cries of "Lynch them '"
rem directed st the motorman aud eoo
Ar Highland, Wis., tbe Mineral Point
inc Wcnrk^jijjA atarteJ up Hiter six nioi