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THE EDDY CURRENT.
Peooa Vully to tho Front, Gronksrs to the Rear. VOL. V. EDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 181)7. NO. H8 PIQHTINO COMMENCED Urltlth Holill-M -md Tfllintnn Hum flvr Cunfllct. London, July 23. A dispatch from Simla sayn yet another proof In given oC the. wave of fanaticism which la nwecplng nlong tho northwest frontier. Tho story In curious a shown how quickly tho tribesmen enn bo gtthorod tfnd how readily thoy respoad to tho appeals o( tho fanntlra Slnco tho Chllrnt campaign ended tho Swat vnlley has been perfectly peace ful, trade has been developed nnd tho Swats havo beon contented nnd have shown no slgnn of disaffection. On Mon day, howf-ver. without tho toast warn ing the whole population underwent a sudden chance. The first news that rearhed Malakland was that tho din turhance had occurred at Phann, near Chakgora bridge. A few hours lator news was received that tho Mullah, n priest who Is well nown locally, gath orcd a forco of armed men. raising the cry of o, "holy war." In tho ovonlnR It was reported that ho was advancing to ward Malakland nnd preparations were mado to send n coin in n In tho morning to dlsperso tho gathering. Tho trlbo levies, who fled aa the Mullah advanced, reported that tho Malakland would bo attacked at 3 o'clock In tho morning. Tho camp won alort, but tho attack was dollvered at 10:30 at night, a very untiHtial hour. An attempt was mado to surprise tho camp, and a fierce fight ensued, which resulted In tho tribes men being repulsed. At daybreak Col. Melkcljohn sent a column to rocon noltcr and to pursue the enemy. This forco discovered that tho whole valley was In arms and that It was imposslblo 'o obtain communication with Chock Man. Instead of being disheartened by fsilluro of their nigh attack tho tribes mon prepared to rcnow hostilities, and Col. Melkcljohn accordingly prepared for defence. Ho wired for reinforce ment. which have already reached Clukdnrn. Nothing In feared now but that tho report of tho rising, spreading rapidly, may stimulate the tribesman to attack tho expedition In tho Touht valley. London, July 28. A dispatch has been recolved at the polonla otllco dated Kurt Salisbury, South Africa, July 20, announcing that a combined movement of tho Fort Salisbury pollco and tho hussar resulted In tho capture of tho Mashlngombls Kraal, at Kort Martin, near Hartloy on Saturday. Tho dispatch sayn that tho fighting continues. The Ilrltlsh losses were ono killed and several wounded. It Is Im possible to estimate tho losses of the enemy. In a previous engagement which took itlnoo twenty mllea from tho Mashlngombls Kraal, tho Hussars lost one killed and another wounded. FACTORIES HURNBD. ' the I'mI HI rlli Pittsburg, Pa., July 28. Klght out of thn nlno coal companies' mines lo cated In tho Pittsburg district were represented nt tho ebnl operators' uni formity meeting hero yoslcrdny. Tho operators who shipped by river and thoso owning mires in tho Westmore land Hold were not present. Yho river operators hold a meeting at the Coal I.xchnnge yesterday afternoon and de cided to take no part In tho uniformity movement. No attention wna pnhi to tho call by tho Westmoreland peoplo. Very Httlo was nrrompllshed at tho two tensions yesterday. TJio old uni formity ngrcomont with tho now clauses Inserted woh reported on by a commlttoo nnd tho meeting to-day will tnko up tho agreement by-laws for dis cussion. Whoro change In tho condi tions nlnco 18311 wurront dlfforont pro visions committees will be appointed to draw up clause that will eovor tho points at Issuo. Tho only sensational Incldont of yos tordayy's session occurred when Col. W. P.. Rend prcnontod n minority ro port on tho uniformity ngrcomont, de nouncing tho procedure of tho mooting In scvero terms and bolting tho con ference. W. P. Murray called tho mooting to order at 11:30 n. m. by nominating Aloxnndcr Dompntor for chairman. Col. W. P. Hond named O. V. Sohloudo- bor. hut ho declined and Mr. Dempster wan elected. (Ion. John Llttlo was olected vice president. He mado a short addrcsn, saying tho board was here an citizens and had no personal Interest in tho coal buslnoss. They hoped by concll latlon and mediation to bring about n settlement betweon tlm contending factions. Stato linen havo nothing to do with tho question. You havo tho powor to nettle this controversy. As Ittnburg goes, no will go tho other state. After electing Marshall H. Hono soe- rctary of the meeting n committee wnn wan appointed to take tip tho proposed uniformity ngroement, rovlno It to suit tho changed conditions slnco ItH first formulation and roport to tho confer ence. Tho commlttoo consist ot w. P. DoAxmiitrO. Y. ncnlouuniicrg. W. P. Hond, Thoman K. Young, I). P. Illack, U. S. Andrew, James Armstrougg and P. Osborno, A recess wan then taken until 3 'clock. At 4 o'clock tho committee naked for nnother hour and tho meet ing took a second rcccsn until C o'clock, when tho committee reported to tlm uniformity ngroement with tho now clnusen and preamble prepared by thu Isltlng arbitrators. Two iMTU ltilrjrd-lns Ahum noo.ooo. Now York. July 28. -Fire at Yonkern. N. Y.. vostordny afternoon 'destroyed two laruo factory buildings, occupied by W. A. Heed & Co.. hut manufactur. ern: llowland Hron.. hat manufactur ers: Pass Hros.. silk manufacturers, and tho Yonkern Bilk company. Tho loss will probably reach $600,000 and 800 people are thrown out of cm nlovment. Thero were no casuulltles, though tho buildings wore crowded with em uloyes when tho tire was discovered The fire originated In tho blowing room of the hat factory of William Heed & Co., on tho lower lloor of tho Sethar building. Two large gas motors exploded Immediately nfter tho llamon tnirst forth and the Mtenping gas irom tho motors IioIihhI to feed tho llamoa Within a few mluutOH tho fire won breaking through the windows on tho drat nnd second stories. There were COO men and girls In the building. In tense excitement prevailed while tho employes left tho building by tho fire escape, the girls being taxed out nrnt and all leaving their street clothes, no little time wan given. The tire noon ate uut the heart tf the but Id Ink and then portlonn of the walls fell. Tho wiiuLcarrled tho tlumea to the building MNPjNed by llowland Uros' hat factory and the Interior ot that structure was destroyed. Just across the street from the build tng In which the fire itartetl are the lilg works of Alexander Smith & Hons, the largest carpet manufacturers in the United States. For some time It looked a though these would go. Two thou sand persons were at work In the car net factory when the lire broke out They were dismissed and thu works closed. The lowest estimate ot tho losses Is 1100.000 and others are as high &4 SM0.000. Heed & Co. place their !e roughly at $00,000 and Rowland htm-. Pass Hros. and the Yonkera Silk company at f 10.000 each. The loss on the two building totally destroyed Mtlmaied at f.tO.OOO. The Insurance will probably nearly cover the lose. I iNtcwNATioNALjntaa) abbo'ciation! ' CHAPTUR XXI -(C ostisi r.i ) So time went on, nnd tho summer enmo upon un In all ltn beauty. The fire on thn hill was kept blazing, but wo novor saw a ship, although a atrlct lookout wan kept day and night. I wan careful to keep tho mon well em ployed, knowing that work wnn tho best kind of. medlclno for thorn; but thoy ofton grow weary and dlshoart ened, more or lean according to their temperaments nnd the nature of tholr thoughts. It wan not long before I became an fond or Pearl as It sho had bees my own child, and wo had good reason to bless hor prcsenco among us. Sho exorcised a wonderful Inllu nnco among tho mon. and all aorta of pot names woro given to her Fairy Pearl, Queen Pearl. Doctor Pearl, nnd tho like. Hut she was powerless to keep death from us, and the first to go wan Ralph Portymnn. He sickened and died within twenty-four hours. "We nhall all go, ono by ono," whis pered Tom Wren to me. "What will Fairy Pearl du when nhe In alone?" "We must stand by her. Tom, till tho last." "Ay. ay." ho ausworcd, "till the Inst: nnd when I'm dead I'll watch over hor." It was not tho llrst time Tom had spoken strnugoly, nnd. Indeed, hln manner hnd formed Jho subject of n great ileal ot eonvorwltlon between mo nnd my maton. To tell tho truth, wo bollovcd ho had lost his wIIh; hut It ho was mad It wnn a harmless mad noes: nnd so long as our Pearl had Inllucnco ovor hint, thoro wnn nothing to bo afraid ot from him. It wan not nlouo Pearl to whom ho had attached himself, and who was fond of hln no ARMOR PLATE. also in that ship Was nut the Infer ence as clear as the noonday nun? A black cloud fell upon my colli. All KiXHlnes, nil purity, wan blotted out ofytun world for evor and cvor! Through all my trouble nnd misery I Bad clung, with strong, yearning hands, to the rock of my wife's faith fuliicm Whatever of nwcotnom onmo Into my life Heaven known thoro wan llttlo enough!) after tho Inst Inter view with my mother, enmn to mo through tho light of this belief In Mabels lunocoiire nnd purity. Hut for that my soul would have been wrecked ninny yoars ago. Hotter If It had boon; hotter If I had fnllon: bettor If I hnd died! For now tho rock to which I had clung, and on which grow (lowers which had brought n and, nwect con solation to me. crumbled away to rot tenness at tho night ot a dead man's fnco: honcoMith truth and virtue woro lying symbols. Tho waters round about that rock had hlthorto boon dear and bright, and In their depths I had neon mirrored tho stainless hoiiI ot a pure woman, bringing to me a vis Ion of heaven In tho future Now tho wntors worn black and turbid, nnd nothing hut defilement nnd treachery wcro thero. I pressed my hands upon my oyon and forehead to prevent mynolt from going mad. lloforo that occurred. I must look once more upon tho face ot my enomv. U lay hoforo me, gray and sinful oven In death. I had scon tho faru not moro than six times In my life, nnd each time t had brought n blight upon ma; but It had never been more pow erful for evil than now, when the treacherous eyes lacked light, and the c.oiy. II wan Known among un imu.,, )nt0 wn ,,, A , The Will Ariiio'-rriitliirliic t'oniii It Kuriilih III" Ny llf 4rlin.iii Washington. July 28. The armor producing companion have determined to furnish tho navy depnrtmont the armor wanted for the three battleships now building at tho price of $500 per ton Axon by congress. Secrotary Iong haH taken tho seuonu stop In tho Una marked out by congress nnd han called upon the shlp-bulldlng captains thorn selves to submit propositions for pro curing and fitting tho armor. One ot them, the Union Iron Workn ot Sun Fnnclsco, han recently responded, de clining like the armor companies, tho department's Invitation. Thero Is lit tlo doubt that tho others will mako a like answer, although there Is a small chnnco that nomo of the shlp-bulldern may combine to secure tho control or one ot the plants, which the armor makers profit their readiness to sell, and turn out the armor ns needed for tho ship In their hands. If, however, an In expected, all of the hutldora' re plies nre unfavorable. Secretary Long win proceed one ntp itirtner ami ap point n board of ofllcont to carry out the direct Ions of eongreea and frame a plan for the establishment of a govern ment armor plate fnetory. NASHVILLE OENTBNNIAL. TIlnlKKllilt Otto Munrhmeyer. I'nlted Slate naul In San Salvador, has commuted a itt lde. Vltll Ilia OruuiwL anil arc Nashville, Tenn., July 8. Hrlght sunshine winds from the northwest and the temperature not over 81 made yes terday glorious and conducive to visits to the exposition. There were no dis comforts from heat, all the buildings were delightfully pleasant and out or doors with the grass, (towers and trees growing luxuriantly the scene was most enticing. The attendance equaled expectations and the sports and amuse ments gave great satisfaction. A committee ot the woman's board and n oom.dtteo from the Stenographers association met to complito arrange tnentn for the reception which will be glvon In tho woman's building during the stenographers national conven tion August 3 and 4. It wan also de cided to have a Parthenon day in the woman's building sometime In Septem- I ber The surviving veterans of the Mexican war are pr 'paring for the re e brat Ion qf the Mexican ttenm day and the atoatolhuw In the different I states hme plffiHel te be largMf rip I resented v party who hm rcfuued to assoclato with us I refer to Mr. Fnlrloy and It wan from Tom that we continued to lenrn ot tho man's snfoty. Hut this came to an end beforo the summer dopnrtcd. I am not llkoly ever to forget tho day on which Tom, whispering stealthily that ho had something to nay to me. led tho wny Into tho forest. "Ralph Fortymnu was tho llrst," ho nald, when wo woro half u mile In land. "I will show you tho second." I followed blui for another quarter of n mile, and we panned before a rude shelter, built up with branches of trees. "Oo In nnd look at him." nald Tom. I went Into the shelter, nnd saw u man lying with hln face to tho earth, An I stooped over him, Tom whispered "Dond. mate. Stone dead, I should say. Number two." It wan tli.) man known ns Mr. Fair- ley whose faco l now turned to the light. And nn I looked upon that face, my eyes became tilled with blood, and I shuddered with rage. No shadow ot pity for tho dead entered my breast: for, despite his hair and tho ohango that years had mado, I recognized In tho dond man before mo, Mr. Druce, tho villain who hud blasted my happl nenn." "Dead, nh?" questioned Tom. "Ay. the black-hearted scoundrel!" I replied. "I know tlio reason now why ho feared to meet mo face to faco. I had no sooner uttered the words than I staggered as though n bullet had struck my heart. Tom, catching in, pulled me out of the shelter, and gazed anxiously Into my face. "What makes your lips mi whlto?" he Inquired, lu a frlghteiied whisper. "Did he die of a fever? You mustn't be the next to go you mustn't be number three. Fairy Poarl loves you hotter than she loves me, and you and I must be the last ot all. "1 am well enough," I managed to titter, though how I managed to speak the words so as to make myself un deretood la a mystery, for 1 was al most choking. "It was only a ipasni, Pearl will nils you, Tom. You have been too long away from her. Ua to her; I will follow you soon. Don't tell the others Just yet what hot or curred." Hvldontly proud that a confidence was established between us. Tom nod ded and walked away, leaving me alone with the body ot my dead enemy. OHAPTI.lt XNH. O you who have thus far read the story ot my life di vine the reason of tnv mtililnli fifrnttv an agony so ex quisitely keen that I doubt If It could be excelled In the unhappy expert -m "co ot any man however rrlt' bis lot Mr Dru was here beforo me li'- ad '"til a pnwenser In T ilisiUK rum, my wife and iliiiJ we.J away, and left me a reckless, despair lug man. What could my wife havo neon In thin villain to cause her to be false to mo? Tho basest and meanest qunlltltn In human nature never had n moro fitting rdio'i than tho carcass ot this 1nan; nnd us I spurned It with my foot. I raflected with bitterness that ( had not oveq the satisfaction of re- vtttigo. For I doubted not thai u l hnd mot him allvo 1 should have killed him, and I exporloncml no feeling of gratefulness thai I had been spared tho crime. As I disturbed the body, a piece of glittering metal on tho ground at tracted me. I picked It up; It was n noverolgp; and my attention was drawn the circumstance Hint the oarth uboii which tho body Iny had boon novly turned over. I pushed the Inanimate clay nsldo, nnd, scratching tho earth with my nails. I oumo upon a treusiuo in gum. i uug u up, mm calculated that tho wolght altogether. lu roiiih nuggets and sovereigns, could nat bo less than tlArty iHiuiidn. It was for this my wlfo had betrayed me; this wnn the virtue she saw In him. My dear old mother was right. Mabol'n heart wnn as good :is sold; no better; and such n poor thing ns love faded In Its zllttor. A I run my fingers through the pile, I uorivou a savago pleasure from the rollout ion that the wort h o.s heap was mine, una Indeed a great part of It leally did bo- lunir to me. Had not the villain ttoi en It from me on the gutd-flelds? 1 removed It. nnd burled lu in a secret snot: nnd then, innoaiiy, nnu wnn changed heart. I wuikmi u in atiup, where my comr.iden were. Pearl, see Iiik me approach, ran toward we, with a glad look In hor eyen. nnd raised her fuee for the expected kiwi. From the Imimlse of hahlt. more than Irom any feeling ot affection, I plooped, and was nbout to embrace ber. when the like nenn In her to my false wife so Jet red upon me that I pushed her aside rough ly. with emtliliri Ilk a eume upon my Hps. Pair face. Ilk Mabel's; fair hair, like Mabel's; blue eyes, as hen were. Had the girt been black and ugly I might have tolerated her, al though I felt I was no longer capable nt lore; but her bwuty made me leal ho her. Heaven forgive me for my thoughts nt that time! My heart was filled with hatred toward all man kind. I strode toward my companion. "A Vian Ilea dead yonder," I said, In a tone so hard and morose that they stared at me In wonder nnd dismay "Tom Wren will show you his body. I suppose you will ehooso to bury hint though by rights he should be left to rot where he Ilea. Hut there's no sueh thing a Justice lu this world, nor In the njLxU If there Is one. And look yourMIgn my command. You may lookXbpen me as dead, for I shall never oroe among you again. They' threw their arms about me saving 1 had been a falthf'il friend u them, and the una upon whom they uioet diHHidel. but I Vat Diem ff u muek WUlj eavage wonw i, witii f totyMtf ut i as I ti l i 'tnib wiur. tho forest. Pearl'a ntrbs wore the last sounds I heard. All that day and night I wnnlered nlone, brooding over my dcspnlr, and winning myself into delirium. A ter rible wakefulness wan upon no, and I was Imbued with a dangerotin strength. poke aloud, nnd threatened nil na ture, raising my pigmy hands SHVngo- ly against the bright clouds In tho day. against tho peaceful starn at night. I plucked tho flowers nnd crushed thoni vindictively; I broke great hrnnohoa from tho tree and torn them Into nh red, believing thoy could feel, and exulting In the belief. Tho nun roso again, nnd my mnd- nenn wnn not spent. 1 nelthor nio nor Blopl. Thn nturn oumo out again, nnd shed their pitying light upon me. Hut why prolong the description ot thoso dread hours? It agonizen me now to think of them, nnd I humbly hopo I havo atuned for them by pmyor. Nature conquered me In time, nnd I sank exhausted to tho ground. I had no wind to live: nnd It wan merely tho unconqiuimhlo Instinct ot hunger that caused mo, an I lay In n stupor, to pluck nomo loaves and place them be tween my teeth. Thnt thoy wcro blttor to tnsto mado no Impression upon mo, Chowlng thorn. I foil Into a deep sleep. it was nt thin period ot my life that lost count of time, as I have olsc- whoro wild. How long nn Interval jmsscd before I was aiUuclently con scions to take note ot actual events : hnve never been able to discover, not withstanding tho effortn of my frlendn. And consciousness came so gradually, and tho ntrugglo to nneort Itself wan no prolonged, un to add to my contusion In this matter. Mlnuton that were llko weeks, weeks that woro llkn minutes, passed by during thin crlsln In n strangely awect manner. I was so weal; and ho plena thot 1 could scarcely movo.nnd no composed and restful that I did not wish, nnd ovon feared, to do no, tost a chatiga should tako placo In my condition. The first thing I remem ber Is thnt, opening my oyes languidly, I saw tho nun shining through n roof ot loonoly twined branches; tho noxt, thnt after on Interval of a mo ment, or n day, or of many dnys, l naw tho stnr shining through th No iminit disturbed tho dollrtmui Itllb nens. Then oumo nnother Impression, non rcpratiw, ur ... being tuuohed by food and liquid, whloTi I took unroslstlngly. Did I then begin to hear whispers, or wnn It tho mur muring of tho breczo through tno snoi ler nt my leaven nnd brnnchen? Dili an actual voice did como to my cars, "I am so glad, Tom! I am no glud! And on nnother ocoaslon: "Hush. Tom! Wo. mustn't wake ------ . him." And furthor on, words to thn name effect, tenderly nnd lovingly Hpqkon. CHAITKR XXIII. HUUKVi: thai weeks must havo passed before I as sociated the nponli er with tlm worfift; but tho llmo came when I wan fully aware that I wan not dead, an I had Hometlmon Imag ined myself to he, Then I knew thnt I wnn still on tho Island which had afforded us a refuge, mid that Poarl and Tom woro my at tendant. Yet thin knowledgo did not como without contusion. I nwoko ono day nnd saw tho child and tho man Tom, nlttlng on tho ground nursing ono of hln knees, was staring with r-H hln might and main nt Pearl, who wnn rdhdlng In a low, swuct volco from a little torn boo It: "A liall was given by the king's ion and Cinderella's sisters were Invited Hut Cinderella wan forced to Way at home In her chimney corner while they were enjoying theiiuwlvsa at tho ball. 'Oh!' sold the poor girl, 'how I wish. I w-l-n-h -' 'What do you wish my dear?' said hor godmother, who nt thnt moment came lu. 'You wish to. go to the prince n ball, now, don t you? Cinderella at onoe confessed the truth, 'Well, well,' said her godmother, 'and so you shall, my darling, if you con tinue to be ii goad llttlo girl.' So Cinderella's gcdmother. who was n fairy, at once, ay a stroke of her wand, t.ansformetl a pumpkin, six mlee, a rat, and six lizards. Into the most splendid carriage, with horses nnd servants, that ever was seen. Cinder ella was fairly tost In wonder, when her godmother again waved ber wand, and she became dressed In the most beautiful dot lies, ornamented with most rare and costly Jewels. Oh! how lovely Cinderella thought sho looked, when she saw In the mirror the won derful change the fairy had made In her! Her godmother also gavu her two llttlo glass slippers, ami told her not to atay nt tho ball later than twelve o'eloek, for, should she do so, her carriage, horses, and servant would again , become a pumkln. nix tnlee, a rat. and alx lizards, and she, too. would be changed Into her form er self. Cinderella promised to 1 punetual. and started off In her car riage tu Hie ball." j mi MS ' OSTin rn ' The Hasbi HazouVs se iii io he mere ( y a H'.-J'-wl-ai idrnlizd set nt rutlliUJ TEXAS NEWS ITEMS. The Red river bottom cotton crop ll Is going to b Immense according tc reports. Tho Postal Telegraph nnd C'ahlt company opened Its otllco lu Textir kana n few day ngo. Several ovonlngn ago two boys were drowned at Drown tending ou the Trinity river, nix mllon from Goodrich, Polk county. Tho tailoring ontnbllshmonl ot H. Roth In Marshall wan burglarized tho other night and several suits of clothes stolen. Tho Douglas Mills nnd Lumber yard at Colmonnell, Trinity county, burned several day ago. Iosn about $10,000 no Insurance. Tho secretary ot tho treasury has nuthurlzod Commissioner John Finks, tho oustodlnn ot the fedoral building ai Wo?o to expend f J000 lu linprovtufj tho building. Twenty thousand head of Mexican nhcop from Mexico woro entered at the American custom housa at I-nredo tho other day. Those shcop will be shipped to New Mexico. Ivln, tho llttlo son ot Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Thrashor, ot Sherman, got a fish hook fastened In his cheek the other dny nnd It required a surgical opera tion to remove It. The governor will bo linked to par don lolm Haldwln, nont to Clrnynon county from Cooko county for alleged attompt at criminal nwtutilt. Petitions have been circulated. Rockwall. Rockwall county, will have tolephonlc communication with Dallas and other place In n few dnys. The pole uro nil set nnd tho company Is now stringing tho wires. Tho directors ot Rockwall college, RockwRll, Rockwall county, have let tho contract to Messrs Hurtnor & Ryan for building an addition to tho college, it, n ... ,,r u-lii.il. lu tlnnn .((V .vnv W . IT .1.1.. ,M f.VVV. Somo ot the young men ot Dcnlson nro organizing n zotinvo company. TIiqv u kui nomo oi mo uvni AlCHt Of 1110 oily in ino cumi'iuiy mm aecuro fancy xounvo uniforms, In a quarrel over family troubles near Wttllln. Washington county, re cently, Hob Ixtve wna shot and killed. Jack Slodgo surrendered to tho author ities. Roth parties wore colored- Karl Curroll. tho 12-yenr-old son ot B. T. Carroll, of Donlnon, whllo riding' along' tho street wns thrown from hln hnrno and his left leg fractured below tho kneo nnd hln IcK foot broken. Hermann Dlttmann Jumped from tho top of n two-story building In Cucro, Do Witt county, recently, ana uroKo both ot hln logs In tho nnklos. He mado tho leap on tho wngor of a kog ot beer mi.. n....tl....iiiiH nlAetitiii fltiil The Southwoalorn Telegraph anil Tolcphono Company Is going to put n nn oxchango at Kaufman. Kautmnn county. The wlro nnd fixtures have nr rived and work will begin Immediate Mr. Muggle Firmer, n lady who has recently moved from the territory to Hrldgoport. Uimar county, took strychnine a few duys ago. Physicians were hurriedly called nnd saved lier life. Tho rosldcnco of J. W. Alexander, nortlon foroman, nt Ollmcr. burned a few nights ago. Tho hotiso was In sured for 060. and 1500 on furniture. Iloth total loss. Origin ot flro un known. Frederick Dlorehs. Sr., died recently In llrcenvllle, Hunt county. Ho came from Oermany Inst year and Is 71 yenra old. He was nlone whin he died and wns not discovered until he had begun to turn cold. The large two-story realdenro of Mm. K. Olive, lu Georgetown. Williamson county, wus burned to the ground tho other day. Value of property 2000. No Insurance on furniture, which wna nil destroyed together with the family clothing. A 12-year-old daughter of W V Croueh, ot Yarrelton. Milam county, was burned to death the other day to gether with the residence. She started a Arc with ktroMHe and pouring on more oil the fatal aeeldent happened A charter wns granted nt Austin tho other day to the Plain View Fair An noclatton ot Plain View. Halo county, with a capital stock ot $000. The pur pose ut this corporation is the eurour agemcnt of agriculture and hortlcul ture by the malntenaneo ot public fairs and exhibitions ot stock and farm products. The examining trial at Hubbard. Hill county, of tho negroes, Charley Hewitt and Will Hcndrleks. chnred wlt7i a criminal assault on Mrs. Porter at Mount Calm. Hill county, closed a few days ago, and they were bound over in the sum of $1000 oath to await the ac tion of the grand Jury. The dwelling house ot Frank Matthews lu Kerens. Navarro ouniy . Tl. n l.t.il.llnttr drill f .m tents ik mured fur $1500 whlclt Kill prouaM -over he 1js Tho . .use of i li II' e is sup?jsel l Lo a 1 uf- lhJ8