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MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., FEBRUARY 10, 1803. NO. HOM*. The prince ride*, up to tiie paine? gat?9 And his eyes with tears are dim. For *e thinks of ths baji^ar maiden sweet Wbo never mar we 1 irita him. For home is wber9 th3 heart i?, In dwelling great or s.na"), And there's many a splendid palac3 That's never a home at all. The yeoman COOM! to his little cot With a son? when day is done. For his dearie is stan lin j in tha door And his children to meet him run. For homo is wh?re tho haarfc is, In dwelling great or smal', And there's many a stately mansion, That's never a ho 112 at all. Could I but live with my own sweetheart In a >iut with san '.ed fl x>r, I'd he richer far than a loveless man Will fame and a golden store. For home is where tba heart is, In dwelling great or snail, And a cottage lighted by lovelight Is the dearest home ol all. ?a-yeorge Horton, in Chicago Herald. TERRI BLY^ACCLTSEl)* BY C. C, HUIBACGH. HRREE more pies went last night. This is getting a little provoking," aud Aunt Jessamine sat down and looked at Jack who was mending some har? ness in one corner eif the room. "Bears!" said Jack, without tock? ing up. "I tell you. mother, the varmints are gittin' too numerous for me, and we'll have to lock the larder o' nights if we want to keep things in caf ely there." "It ain't bears?not of the kind that walk on four legs," determinedly replied Aunt Jessamine. "I tell you, Jack, it's the other kind, and, while I name no one, I believe 1 could, if I would, tell you where thc pies go." "Don't be suspicious, mother, I'll watch to-morrow night." "Oh, he's not coming back that soon. I heard him say that he wouldn't be back for a week." "Then you suspect some one?" ?'I do." At that moment thc door opened and Rachel came io, h swett backwoods girl, the belle of the settlement and the fa? vorite of all. She stopped at the door and swept thc room with her blue eye3 which finally settled on her mather, whose perturbed countenance seemed to tell her that something was Arong. "What's thc matter, mother?*' she asked, gently. ?'Three more pic? went last night? the three I baked for tho preacher who will be here to-morrow." "I thought some oue was in thc larder last night, for when I weat in a white ago there were crumbs on the floor?" "Yes, he ate them there?there's ap? parent room to believe this. He must have been very hungry." , ''Bears are cute animals?" 1 "Bears?" aud Aunt Jessamine glanced nt Jack, about whose lip* lurked a smile which she did not seem to catch. "You remember that Billy saw tracks dewn iD thc ravine and that the "Wilson girls were chased by a bear in the berry patch last week. I shouldn't be sur? prised it bears had found out, your larder?" "I think they bave. There, we won't argue this question any longer," and Aunt Jessamine rose and swept, out of thc room leaving Rachel to look at Jack lor an explanation. "Do you know whom she suspicions?" asked Jack, stopping in bis work and fixing his eyes on his handsome sister. "Mother is of thc opinion that Josh atc thc pies." In an inbtaut the face of the backwoods beauty colored and she gave utterance to a cry of astonishment. "Impossible, Jack! She can't have such a terrible sus picton, lt is nonsense," and then she laughed, but presently con tinued; "R is a good joke on Josh, anyhow, but I don't like mother's suspicion. What if it should get abroad?" "Which it is quite likely to do unledsw we disabuse mother's mind of it. Siro really believes that Josh, your beau, stole into the outhouse and ate the pies. Strange to say pies have vanished on the nights of his visits; I have noticed that myself, Rachie, and, as mother bas heard that Josh is a good hand at a feast, you should not blame her so very much." "But he didn't eat them, no, hu never went to the larder, and all this talk about his eating the pies is unjust." "Of course, it is. I don't believe Josh would do that, but the pies have vanished; you will admit this. Mother is convinced that he is the deprccator and?and?" Rachel, unable to control herself, had fled from the room and Jack went back to his task. "It's queer," he said to himself. "Don't I know that Josh likes pies, es? pecially pumpkin pics like mother bakes, and there is just the slightest doubt in my mind that he didn't come back after he bade Rachie good-night and tackled the ones in the lard-r." Meanwhile Rachel Palmer was walk ing across the meadow toward the ravine that ran through thc Tann some distance from the house. It was ? rich autumn da*; and the sun was painting the west with his most glowing colors. She was still indignant, and now and then her white bands shut, and her eyes Ulled with alook whioh told the feeling tugging at her heart. She made her way down the ravine till she came to a creek, thc banks of which were clayey aud soft. "Hero they ere, just where 1 saw them a week ago," she said aloud, as she stopped and looked ??* certain impres? sions in the yielding ground. "They are (year tracks, bu* they wouldn't tel' toother anything in her present state of rniud. Bear3 visit larders and play havoc there, and a feast of pumpkin pies vould tempt them. But I'll write Josh not to come to sec mc till 1 send for him, for I don't waut him to meet mother very soon." Rachel did that that very day. In the solitude of her little chamber she wrote a letter to her sweetheart, telling him that he might postpone his regular visit for a fortnight, and ended by saying that she would explain all when they met again. This letter she entrusted to ber brother Jack, who went to town es? pecially to post it, aud Rachel felt that she had done her duty. In anticipation of thc traveling par? son's visit, more pie3 were baked and closely guarded. Wheu the parson came they were set before him, and received the praise they so well deserved. "You never have trouble with your pies, Mrs. Palmer," said the shepherd of the backwoods flock, as he helped him? self to a second piece. "Yes, but we have, Brother Linton. We miss them from the larder before we arc ready to cat them. I regret to say that wc have some unregenerate people in this neighborhood who are so fond of pumpkin pies that they are not particu? lar where they find them when they are hungry," and Aunt Jessamine glanced at Rachel, who blushed, and for a mo? ment hung her head. "I would like to have these people come under the droppings of the sanctu? ary," replied the parson; but tho next moment he was surprised at Rachel's re? marks. "You would want a gun to deal with them, I'm thinking," said the resolute girl. "You can't convert a bear with soft words and?" "Rachie, Rachie, what are you say? ing?" broke in Aunt Jessamine. Accustomed to obey her mother, the fair girl subsided and iu a little while had passed from tho house, leaving the parson and his host to continue the sub ject they were on. Night seemed to come soon after that meal. Thc long, soft autumn shadows stoic over the farm house and Rachel lighted the lamp and carried it to tho sitting room where the par30D was dis? cussing thc needs of his flock. As for Rachel, she retired to her room in the gable aud sat at the window. Across the clearing in front of the house lay thc shadows of night; but by and bye the silvery disk of the moon ap? peared over the horizon's rim. It was a beautiful sight and one which oho had seen a hundred times from that very window, and now she watched it as it seemed to grow in beauty and thc whole earth became a bed of silvc in the light of thc moou. All at once there appeared on thc ground toward the ravinesomething that came forward, and Rachel watched it 49 it grew larger. Now and theu it stopped and for some time stood in outline for her inspection, and the more she watched it, thc surer she became that it was an anima'. Presently Rachel Palmer sprang up, and leaning ou the sill, gued at the ob? ject with eyes that seemed to start from her head, "It ii ? bear," she exclaimed, "What it it is mother's thief?" And as the thing moved on, showing the hugh hulk of its long body, the girl ran to a corner and took from it a rifi?, which she knew how to handle with deadly effect. When she came back to the window thc bear was gone, and for a moment a feeling of disappointment took possession of her, and she feared she had missed ber opportunity. But suddenly thc animal came into view again, and this time in the vicinity ot thc spring-house, where the larder was. Rachel looked to tbe priming of the gun and again thc bear vanished. She was now almost certain the prowler in? tended a raid, and eager to encounter him and bring his schemes to naught, she slipped downstairs aud out: into the night. ' As she passed from thc house she could hear tbe voice of Parson Linton in conversation in thc little parlor, and thought of Jack, who was paying his nightly visit to town three miles away. The backwoods beauty stopped near the spring-house and watched it with anxious eyes. Thc door was reached by a descent of several steps, and it was common to fasten it with a chain, which could be unloosed without much trouble. "Why, thc door ia open!" exclaimed Rachel as she neared the spring-house and ventured to look down the steps. "I slipped the chain over the staple with my own hands; but it is off now." The next moment .1 noise startled Rachel and she fell back a pace, for it seemed to come from the spring-house. Posting herself, however, with de? termined fare, she waited for other proof that tbe larder was being attacked at that moment, and it was not long de? layed. All at once the huge, dark figure of something came out of the spring-house and as it rose in front of tho girl, she felt an involuntary thrill, for it was a bear and he was standing on his hinder feet as if masquerading as a man. In all her life she had never seen a bear of such proportions. He looked as tall as Jack, and as he tottered up the steps and the next moment stood in the moonlight a splendid target for Rachel's rifle, he was seen to have a face ludic? rously daubed with the sweets of the spring-houso. Rachel summoned her nerve to her as? sistance and leveled the rifle at the in? vader. At that moment she heard a door be? hind her open, aud her mother's voice rang out: "Rachie, Rachie, where are yon?" The answer was the clear, ringing re? port of the family rifle, and there tot? tered from thc fair girl an animal, which dropped upon all fours, only to fall to the ground and roll over in his agony. Mrs. Palmer stood spell-bound in the door, and behind her was visible the white face of tho parson. ?'The other gun! quick, mother! the bear will get away!" cried Rachel, rush? ing toward the house ??The bear! the bear! Heaven help ns all!" aad Parson Linton discovered that he wa'i safer inside than at the door, and he rushed back to be passed by Rachel, who snatched Jack's rifle from its pegs and turned again toward th*? yard. As she crossed the threshold she sa* the black form of the bear lumbering off toward the ravine, and taking deliberate aim, she sent a bullet after him which checked his career and stretched him on the leaves dead. "There! I guess you're satisfied now, mother!" said Rachel", wheu the larder had been examine i and the lemaias of t^o pie3 had been found on the floor. "You must recollect that bears as well as men can tell good baking when they sse it. I think you ought to apologize to Josh." "But I named no names," persisted Mrs. Palmer. "I didn't say that Josh ate the pies; but to tell the truth, Rachie, I didn't know who else would do it." Three days later when the tall, hand? some figure of Josh came over the clear? ing it was met at the gate by Rachel, and the two came into the house together. "I guess it's got tobe done!" said Aunt Jessamine, as she watched the couple. "There'll be a wedding here before he goes back, and to please Rachie I'll apologize." And when Josh had shaken hands with Aunt Jessamine, she looked up to his honest face and said: *> "I beg your pardon, Mr. Johnson, I thought you ate the pies, but I was mis? taken; it was the other bear!"?Yankee Blade. A Feathered Winter Friend. A writer in thc Contributors' Club in the February Atlantic writes pleasantly of the chickadee as a winter friend: Set forth a feast of suet on the window sill, and he will need no bid? ding to come and partake of it. How daintily ho helps himself to the tiniest morsels, nover cramming his bill with gross mouthfuls as do his comrades at the board, the nuthatch and the downy woodpecker! They, like unbidden guests, doubtful of welcome or of suffer? ance, even, make the most of time that may prove all too brief, aud gorge themselves as greedily as hungry tramps; while he, unscared by your face at thc window, tarries at his repast, pecking his crumbs with leisurely satisfaction. You half expect to see him swept from your sight like a thistle-down by tho gusty blast, but he holds bravely to his perch, unruffled in spirit if not in feathers, and defies his fierce assailant with his oft-repeated challenge. As often as you spread the simple feast for him he will come and sit at your board, a confiding guest, well assured of vrelcome, and will repay you with an example of cheerful life in the midst of dreariness and desolation. In thc still, bright days, his cheery voice rings through the frosty air, anei when thc thick veil of the snow falls in a wavering slant from the low sky its muffled cadence still heartens you. What an intense spark of vitality must it be that warms such a mite in such an immensity of cold; that floats his little life in this deluge of frigid air, and keeps him in song while we are dumb with shivering! If our huge hulks were endowed with proportionate vitality, how easily we might solve the mysteries of thc frozen north! The Tuneful Harp. Harp playing is again in vogue. Fash? ionable young women are hanging their banjoes on thc willowtree; they arc tak? ing lessons in harp manipulation. The light airs of the instrument so long held sacred are forgotten in the deeper and more dignified notes of thc harp. We suspect that thc decorative qualities of the harp have considerable to do with this revival of that ancient instrument. A harp is a pretty thing. A curiously carved cabinet from Venice or an oddly fashioned table from France cannot be more effective in a drawing room. The harp has a noble ancestry. Skill in bringing forth music from its chords won praise and honor in the day of King David. Kings and Queens have enjoyed its music through hundreds of years. Its addition to the orchestra, however, does not date back many years. A Chicago musician has made a study of thc instru? ment, and he says its possibilities are not yet fully understood; that the semitones of the harp can bc regulated with a nicety heretofore unknown. No doubt Tannhauser and Orpheus would not recognize the harp if they were to see it, with the Chicago modifi? cations, standing in a white and gold parlor and responding to the graceful touch of a Michigan avenue belle's slen? der fingers.?Indianapolis News. Novel Decoration ior a Itjoru. A novel plan for the decoration of an invalid's room has been successfully car ried out in a house in New York City. The upper floor, which was not par? titioned off into rooms or finished with a plaster ceiling, is fitted up to resemble the upper deck of a river steamboat. Some round holes are placed in a slight curve a short distance from the front and back windows, and these uprights support horizontal rods on which cur? tains are hung, by rings, allowing light or securing darkness, according to the mood of the iuvalid. On the walls are window suggesting frames of light oak, and the wall is painted to suggest wood? work. The wooden rafters overhead are painted iu gray and blue, soft blue mellowed with yellow ochre, and Indian red, and "flatted" with a little, very little, zinc white, not white lead. In the oaken frames, pictures with a lanie pro? portion of sky are fitted, and arc changed four times a year. In deep win? ter the pictures are of South American scenery; in npiiug, they arc all Italian landscapes; in summer, cool Canada views, painted from nature, suggest the pleasures of travel to the helpless invalid; and autumn brings California's luxuriant vegetation on canvas, to brighten tlie sick room.-?Demo jest's Magazine. THE NEWS, Banker Michael Schweis. hal wan arres'cd in Chicago fir accepting'.eposits when bis ban* was iusolvont.-The wi 1 of million? aire John Huntingdon, which was fl ed in Cleveland, leav-ts fl.50.Y00 to educational and charitable purposes.-A. U. Lakey, rt rliumojel bruter cf New Yolk, wusarieoteu at Taylor'- Hotel, Jersey City, on a capita issued by Judge Lippincott, of tho H'i..s ni county (N. J ) court, us an alleged alsTong? ing deotor. Il is said ihat Loki/ bael ob? tained credit to tho amount of f-J^UvO from cl axiond dealers in Maiden Lau'-.-Philip Fairb,ck called upon Dessio Pittman iu In? dianapolis, and, tiudiiig n. other man in ber company, seized a revjlvor from tbe dressor and sbot ibe woman fatally. He then shot bunsell through tho heart, dying instantly. ? By a lall of slate in Prim.es coal mino at /Calover, Obio, four miles south ol Zaacsville four ni nels were crushed. Oeoigo Waxier died shortly alter being recovered. No hope; aro entertained of the others, who aro in a critical condition.-The iron roller mill be ouging to Abraham aud Marks Harris and Abrauam Gottlan, located at Irondale, just outside ot tbe northeast limit* of India? napolis, wa8 totally destroyed by Are. Tho inveutory of the entire plant placed the value at f 120,100, aud the insurance is ?90, 100. Tho company was working *V63 men. -Fire destieyed tt.e greater portion of a business block on the corner of Crooks ave? nue and Third Btreet, iu Milwaukee. The hose froze, and the firemen were powerless to stay the flames.-fcjix section hands on the Central Hudson were run into by a train of whom three were killed aud three injured. ??An electric wire electrocuted aud nearly decapitated a eolcred man in Louisville, Ky. The mo?t disastrous fire that has occurred since 1868, took Hace at Llitle Falls, N. Y. Tho fire started in Conway's saloon and de? stroyed several buiding**, including the Hotel Rocklon, Ora d Central Hotel, and the Metropolitan block. The total loss is estimated at $-00,COO No lives were lost. -The house of U. S. Brunson, at Ander? son, Ind., was wrecked by en explosion of natuial gas, and five persons seriously burt. -Fire partly destroyed tbe old Equitable b'ock at Des Moines, Ijwa, one of tbe prin? cipal business and offi :e buildings. Among ther interests damaged wastheoflco of the D..ily News. The damage is great, sud es? pecially by water, covered by insurance in almost every iustanc?,-While Shanookin and Sunl ur/ birds were in the pit in a pub lie hal!, at Shamokin, Pa, the police made a descent upon the place. Five hundred sp v ts jumped through the doors and win? dows to escape. Man} bruised heads and brokeu limbs resulted. Numerous arrests were mi le.-TbePhmond Match Com? pany, at a meeting in Chicago, increased its capita) stock to fO.OOO.OW. ?.\tradition proceedings for the two Mex can revolutionists were begun in San An? tonio.-Col. Phocion Howard, the veteran journalists and Democratic politician, dieil suddenly of heart disease, in Danville, 111. Coloi.el Howard was read ng clerk of tho House of Representatives.-Dr. Lancaster Drew, secretary and treasurer of the Cen? tral Savings Fund, Trust and Hate Deposit Company, of Philadelphia, left bis office for the ostensible purpose of getting his lunch? eon. He bas not since returned, and his fel? low officials say his accounts are discovered to be short some 110,000.-Owing to the delay in alloting space, three of the leading corset manufacturers of this country?War? ner Bros.; Langdon, Batcheller & Co., and Roth efc Go'.dschtnidt, have decided not to eibibit at the Columbian Exposition. The space was promi ed last September, but, was not allotted until last week, and then the amount was cut down from one-half to two thirds of that originally r.sked for.-Mar? tin Fry, Jr., convicted of murdering hi? mistress, Henrietta Wilson, was sentenced by Judge Russell, in Ballston, N. Y., to be electrocuted.-Georg? M. Pullman, the Chicago millionaire, intends to erect a large jospital for invalid children.-Robert J. Beatty was convicted of complicity in the poisoning of non-union men at Homestead. -Two hundred men were thrown out of employment by the burning of a big paper mill at Xenia, Ohio. Loss fi 5,000. An explosion occurred In tho Star Foun. dry, in Worcester, Mass., which injured fourteen men, one fatally.-A husban I, wife and child wera suffocated In a len:, ment-house fire in New York, others escap lng with burns.-The disasl rous fire which broke out in Huntsville, Ala., and which at. one time threatened t) destroy the busin -ss part of the city, was finally got under con? trol with the loss of one business block, known as the 8truve Ll ck. The loss is esti? mated at f 50,0)0; only partly insured. The New Washington oxpr ss via the Read? ing and New York and NewEajland road, eastbound, ran into the rear of the Norwich boat express in fi ont of the station at East Douglass, Mass., on thj New Eugland road. A woman passenger on the boat train was killed and several otherj were injured. The Window-glass Trust organized in Mil? waukee by the election of oficers.-All theminesof tho Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Compauy in the Lackawanna an I Wyoming Valleys, employing about 13,00) persons, were put upon eight hours per day. -Pauline Newcombe, aged twenty years, and Willard Woodworth, aged twenty-seven years, an engaged couple, were drowned in Feather River, Cal., by the capsizing of a boat. _ A HUGE STAR-GAZER. The Telescope for the Naval Observa? tory Completed. Anothfr great telescope, the third larg-st In the world, bas just been completed by Warner & Swaser, of Cleveland, Ohio. Tin instrument was constructed for the new Government Naval Observatory on George? town Heights, 1). C. When the telescope is pointed to the zenith the object glass will be thirty-eight feet above the floor. The weight of the tele Nope is thirty tons. The tube is 32 feet long anel three feet in diameter at the middle, from which point it tn) ers toward either end, lt bas three motions of speed, operated bj dook work, one for the stars, one for tbi sun. ard one for the moon. A despatch from Christiana nj> a cabi f et erimia is ngain imminent on ne co int of the n^iint ion f >r a se, | ate-, c msular se trie* for Norway. MOB LAWJN TEXAS. Governor Hogg Declares He W.'ll Bring the Lynchers to Justice Despatches Sent to the Sheriff and Dis? trict Attorney. Governor Hogg claims to have- done everything in his power to prevent the tor? turing to death ot Hen-y Smith, the Negro murder, at Paris, Texas. He sent this dis. patch to tba Sheriff's at both Paris and Tex arkina: "Uso all liwful means to isee tbat Henry Smith is potected from mob violence and brought to trial for the crime be'ore tbe lawful authorities. Mobs must not be per? mitted to try prisoner* in Texas. If you nee 1 help call for-it. By all nw ina prut.Ct the majesty of the law an 1 the honor of Texas and your people from committing murder." When Governor Hogg received effie-a information of thebmniug hi instructed the County Attorney at Paris to secure tho names of nil persona engage I in the affair, and sent the following instructions to tho Sheriff of Lamar couuty, at Paris:? "D scharge your sworu duty as an officer of tie State faithfully and fearlessly. Promptly complain bet ore the proper au? thorities against any person known to I ave engaged in the lynching of ihe Negro,Henry Smith, at Paris, an 1 repjrt tbe names of ail witnesses to the distr.ct and county attor? ney, to the end that all the guilty persons may be effectually prosecute i. ''To N. B. Djak, District Attoimv, Clarksvi.le, Texas.?In the lyne ing of tho Negro, Henry Smith, in Paris, tbe laws of the States have b?en openly defied. Kvery good citizen is interested in maintai'iiug and en fore ng th-* laws of the laud. Bittier law aud order or anarchy prevail and there can be no compromise or widdin ground. Mob law in Texas must he stamped out. It is be'iivod and expected thnt you will prompt? ly, diligently and penitently inquire aud s-csi tain wbo are the gui.ty persons, and fear e*s y prosecute them. Auy asshtancj needed will be promptly rendere J. "J. S. Hooo, Governor of Texas." Tbe Governor is very indignant and is em? phatic in asserting that a 1 guilty petaoni shall be punished. STORM IN THE NORTHWEST. Terrific Snow Stormi and the Mercury Continually Going Downward. The snow storm which commenced several days ago in Vi ashington has coutii.ued with more or less severity ever since, bas at last davelopeel into the tearest approach to a blizzard ever known in this climate. In fte it tie there are sixteen inches of snow on the level, and a strong wind is piling it in hug' drifts in all unprotected spots. The ther? mometer is falling rapidly. To the north of tbe city the storm is much more severe. A special from New Westminster says: "The cold snap in the Frazier Valley at tho pres? ent time is the sever? t since 18i"*9. A bove tbe city the river is frozen solid for fifty miles,and teams will soon be able to cross on the ice. Victoria, B. C.?The storm continues un? abated. The snow has reached twelve inches. dbe Tunibo Island coal mine was the scene of an ae-cident The boiler used in hoisting exploded, and M. G. M. Morrison, cont rac tor, and JobnN. Harri*, ansttant engineer were ics'.antly killed, 'lbs building in which theexplo.iou took place was completeh wrecked. Minneapolis, Minn.?Advice* from var? ious points throughout the Northwest shot* that a blizzard of unusual severity prevails ihioughout the whole section. Wires art down along the Canadian Pacific, and no re* ports bave been received irom stations or. that line. All trains from the South aud West are delayed and it is probable that, owing to the bad drifting on the lines west of M nueapolis, they will be many hours be? hind tobe nie time. In the Northwest the high wind and snow are accompanied by ex? treme cold. It was 42? below at Havre, 42v' at Helena, 1-2? at Miles City, ib? at Fort Buford. The veloc.ty of the wind ia Minneapolis was between tweaty-ei^ht an 1 thirty miles an hour. FfRfTlN A^ENEMENT, Hu?bind, Wife and Child Suffocated. Narrow E?capa of Others, By a Ard of mysterious origin, which started about four o'clock, in tha hallway of the six- tery tenement, No. 137 Orcoard street, New York, a family of three persons were wiped out of existence, and three n?Lerj badly injured. S Jine o.' the tenants say the fire was of in cim bary origin. Wbeu the fire was discovered by a police? man, smoke was pouring from the windows of th 3 house, and tho flre-escipes were al? ready crowded with white-robed figures. The e was a rush at every window. The irigutened tenants had been awakened from a s.uud s'e.-p, and attempted to escape by tbe sta nvay, They coul 1 get no further, however, tiiau the second floor, where they met, and wero driven back by a burst of rUlJfte and flame. Fireman sjou arrived on tbe scene, aud he ped the. people down the flre-e-c ?pe. Ladders were run up against t.? Iiojs -, and the work of re:cuing t^ose who wore st ll in their rooms began. There we.'o about forty small children in the house, and these the firemen aud policemen carried down in their arm-. All ibe rooms that it was po 6;ble to reach were searched, and their occupants rescued. Most of t e exe.toniest had died away,and the tire bad about been placed under control when it was discovered that a sad .tragedy bad attended the blaze. When the firemen went through the house they found nothing, uotd thej reached tbe top floor. lu the rear ol tho apartments they came across the bod? ies of tbe Cohen*?husband, wite aud baby. Coben lay toward the nor.h window, and bis wife toward the south, 'they bad, evi? dently si pt long alter tbe fire bad started, and were almost suffocated in their sleep. They bad tried to escape, half conscious, by way of tbe window, but fell, overcome by the'thick smoke, which must have completly fill' d their room at the time. On the moth? ers' breast, pressed tightly in tbe grip of death, lay the infant's body. OUTLAW MORGAN SHOT He Died with a Pistol in His Hand and a R fie Across His Knee. Raab Morgan, a notorious outlaw of Lee County,Va., was killed while terrorizing the little town of Hubbard Springs,on the Loirs Till ? and Nasi villa roid. While looking for a merchant named Noe, who had incurred li is enmity, ho was shot by some unkown citizen. Ho elicel with a cocked pistol in his hand and a Winchester rifle across hi* knee. Morgan has been n fugitive, with a price on his bea 1, ever s'neo he committed a cold blooded murder at Jonesville last fall. FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS, Senate. 3Ikt Bat.? T. e Committee rn Epidemic D.sea^es report el back tue Home Ouaian tine bil, with a substitute, being the bill ' pasied by t'.eSrtnalei mn w eeks ago. The res I olut on offered by Mr. Cbaudler requesting j tbe President to enter into nezotiat ons rnith j .cpresenta'iv.s of the Provi ional Govern j leant ot Hawa i was laid before the Senate, and Mr. Chandler moved its reference to the Committee on Foreign Rc ations. Mr. Dolph proceeded to read a ong statement of the population, trade an 1 com me ce of the Hawaiian I-daada, Int before ho bad con? cluded tho resolution was lai I asi ie without action, und tho Anti-Option bi 1 wan taken up. Tho bill was passel, the vote Leia; yen>, 40; nays 99. The Fortifica? tion Appropriation bill was then taken up, Lut no progress was mad?, and tho So late adjourned. 3'Jo Dav.?A mo' iou was agreed to that the t-enate iusist on its amendments to the Anti- p'.ion bil), aud ask a conference with the House. Conierre.'s were appointed. Tbe Kortificit on Appropriation bill ani tho Army Appropriation bill was passed. Tbe Uis'.i ict of Columt ia Appropriation bill was taken up. and after som* debate Wrnt ove." witt out actiou. 33d Day -In tin Senate notice was re? ceived of Se.atn- Carlisle's re ignation. With the except on of one hour in the earl/ pail ef the day, and a Lt.le tonger tinn i i ibo eveuiug, the session wa* held beb nd closa i doors, and was spent in the con-i or? ation of the French and Swedish extradition tieaties, aud incidentally of the Hawaiian qre-tion lu the open ses ion the Chnaler Hawaiian resolution, offered some days 8go, was referred to the Committee on F ivigu Relation*. Mts rs. Hale .and Blac burn, were appointed tellers to assist in eon tin j tae ] residential votes, and Mr. Cai lisles resignation as senator from Kentuck/ was presented. Tbe District Appiopriatiou bill was taken up,considered and passed. i.ith Day.?A bill to pay tho awards of tin Court e f Ciaims was placed on the cal? endar, wh u a conference was aske I on tbe) pion e bill to ratify the agreement with tho Kickapoo Indians! KeseJIutioas were , a-se-.l and eu Ogles del.vered to the memoiy ot the late Senate: Barbour, of Virgin a. 85th Dat.?T..e President's mes^a^e was eli tri uted to tho variou-3 ex>nimittor.s to trbtesi rt b<longed. An unusually larg* number of bills was taken from the 0 lien lar and eighteen were pas ed. Mr. Harris gave notice that he wouid call up the Quarantiuo bill ami the Silver bill also went over. Memori al proceedings frere held in honor of some members of the House. Houses >)3rd Day?The Honaeln Comm tteeof the WThol*\ resumed consideration of tin Sundry Civil Appropriation bill. After action upon several amendments' mitteo rose, and tho House adjourned. ;-.'4tu Day.?The House went into Commit - j tee of the Whole for the furthe ? cons dra | ion of tbe Sundry Civil bill. Tho ite i.s for ! tho river aud harbor improvements wera ] agreed io, and, without dispos ng of tbe I bill, tho committee, rose and the HuU e a I I Journal c'.'th Day?In tbe House the Anti-option bill creat.d a stir. The opponent* of tho legisla: lot* were on ihe alert, and the iustant that Mr. Hatch made his inoti rn for a con? ference, Mr. Bynum, was addressing tbe Speaker, with a point of oider, that the Bena!* amendments must first be considered in com nitteo of tho whole Jo'an 1. Daven? port aud toe federal olectio j items then oc? cupied the att ntioa of the House. Tboy were brought forward by an amen hnent offered in committee of tho whole by Mr, Fitch, to the Sundry Civil bill. The bill wai thoa repor.e 1 to the House and pa*s'd. Mr. Watson, introduced in the House a bill to provide for an increaseof national currency, and provide a method forthedistribiitio i ot the sam j Ly homestead land laws, and to provid* for the repayment of the loans. 30th Day.?In tho Houe the conference report on tho bill establisbiug a Court of Appeals for the District was agreed to. The Speaker laid before tbe Housj the Auti Op? tion bid witlj amendments, and decided ibnt they must fa.-st be referred to a committee. On Mr. Hatch's motion the bill was referred to the Commi.teo on Agriculture. The Defi? ciency Appropriation bill was passed. Busi? ness was su-p.nded and resolutions wero passed. Business was suspended and reso? lutions were passed and eulogies delivered to the memory of th<j late Alex. K. Craig. of Pennsylvania. 37th Day.?Tbe Hou o parsed tho Diplomatic aud tho Military Academy Ap? propriation bills with Jittto debate. 'Hie teature of the day's session was Ihe apt n* taneous expression of regreat m nil estell by his colleagues at the voluntary retirement of Mr. blouut, of Georgia, Dom th- -rat which be ba. filled for tweuty years. Rep? resentative Bacon, of New York, introduced a bill authorizing the issue of ce.t.ficatei upon deposits of treasury note* of not I es: than 110,000. PEOPLE AND EVENTS, The cottagers at. Newport bave organ aa) A golf club. But two or three lt eh organi sitious exist la this county. Tolstoi is said to be bu?y upon a bool which no one would have expected him ti write?a book upon Japan, its people am religions. Distinguished New York ohurchtn? mentioned as successors to Phillips B erok are tbe Rev. Dr. Huntingdon, of G ac Church, and the Rev. Dr. Satterl e, of Cal rary. The latter was a candidate when Dr Brooks was elec.ed. Thi Virginia State Building at thi Wor d's Fair will be a copy of Washington' nome at Mount Vernon. The women or trying to raise $10,OJ0 to e<? lip it, and hop to give a literary entertainment before lonj in Richmond, in which Tho nas Ne s n Page Mar on Harland, Amelie Rives Chanter and other authors of Virginian birth wil read. United States Senator Elect Stephe M. White has been appearing before th Federal Court of Appeals of California fl counsel for the owners of the Itata, th Chilian vessel that was loaded with arms fo the Ch lian insurgent-, slipped away froi San Diego anel was finally brought back b an American cruiser. Our Government lo: in the trial of the libel case before th United States District Court of Souther California. The late Justice Lamar, until a year or s ago bael a nwst remarkable memo y. H could repeat w jrd for word the s ieee hos o the great orators which he had read an pasi-ages from authors unknown to otbei than stu lents like hi nsedf. H i rarely erre in a epiotation aud one might have saul c him, as Lord Melbourne i- crelited wit haviug said of Macau ay, M I wish I were a cock-sure of any one thing as be is of ever} thing. An examp'e of Mr. Blaine's habit of coi tinued, uninterrupted labor was furnis-he in the early part ot tbe Behriug Sea corra pondence. Ho became intensely absorbe in carrying on this correspondence, an would retire to his room, where he worke with law books, diplomatic correspoudenc an 1 papers piled up arouud him, lie woul 6tart in after breakfast, aud sometime would work on steadily without rest or foe until !> or 10 o'c od. Then he would be tc fatigueei to eat, and the next morniu would make up for if. These fits of labc would use bim up for a week. 1'hk3J0 eir VD Russian exiles who.n th Baron Hiw h fund settled near N u-wicl Conn., are having a pretty hard time of it a fanni's. Tuo colony's future is d\rt, am its members may finally drift i ito he 011*41 Their Yank o neighbors aro cbnritib helping them out, VIRGINIA NUTL& The Latest News Gleaned From Yarlow Parts of the State. Jcdoe Wm. Lindsay, of Kentucky, who ' 's to succeed Mr. Carlisle in the United | States Sen at s, is a native cf Rockbridge . county. He was born and raised at Alone j Mills in thal county, and was a ion of An drew Lindsey. Hi* mother was a daughter of James Davidson, at one time high sheriff i of tin county. He read law uneler Governor | Letcher, am* before thc war settled in Ken? tucky. He has now a large ciic.c of rela? tions in Rockbridge county. The building prospects in Alexandria county this Spring aro excellent, and num? bers of resideue'e" of settlers from Washing? ton who proposo to make their homes in the couuty will Le bui t.in the little towns along the line of the Washington and Ohio Rail" road. Cari ns Spring, Arrin^tou, Bin Air and Fort Meyer Heights are a I expected to take a long step forward before auo.her winter. Private letten from New York state that Mr. J. S. II. Thompson, Superintendent of tho Richmond and Danville Railroad, who bas been under treatment iu a hospital in that city for te vera 1 months is now well < nouga to walk about t'je struts, and ne ex. pecw to return to Richmond during tbe next ten days or two weeks. It is stated that Mr. Charles G. EHy is to receive fcJ^OJU a year as second vicj-proi identof tbe Reading Railroad. His salary as vice-president of the Norfolk and Western I Road was $10,003. Mrs. Caroline Dezendorf, mother ex-Congressman Dezendorf, of Norf. Ik dieel a few dava ago in Westchester county, New York. The Youui; Men's Christian Association at Clifton Forge will erect a handsome buildiug for its uses. A comi'asv hus been formal to or erato a fruit and vegetable canning factory iuSben dun. The reposition in Richmond last fall ami a financial failure. Instead of coming out chead by 11,110, as the executive committee of the society announced soou after the show closed, the expositio i brought the concern In debt to the tune of $3,184. This condition of affairs has just been made public. A despatch from Clintwood, says Robe Stewart, a noted Kentucky outlaw, occ'? dentally shot himself near Clintwood, and die! from his injuries. E. M. Marks, superintendent of the pub? lic schools of Prince George county, di.d very suddenly of congestion of the lungs. The store of Rowell & W atkins.at Blanch Pittsylvania c .linty, was burned last week. Loss $2,100; insurance 16,100. The storehouse of John H. Goodman, at Ballsvir.e, was destroyed by fire. A fine vein of s*ra.-anthracite coal bas been discovered within three miles of Pu? le s'<e City, on the Norfolk and Westeru Rail? road. Bedford City 1b preparing to spend $'3, 000 in street improvement. IN Rockbridge county, Will am Henry Bryant went cut with a t arty on a fe hunt on tbe North mountain. After a short eba*-1 the dogs ran a fox into a hole under some rcc'is. Tbe hunters undertook to smoke bim out. While so enrage el Bryant's |no ?'ipr5''. che hammer struck the rock and ibo "hole load entered his body under the right arm pit, beneath the shoulder, aud c me out In his back, uear the top of the shoulder. He died within two hours. The Virgiuia board of agriculture has adopted a plai whereby more farmers' insti? tutes w il ba held and at leis cost thiu here? tofore, lt is proposed lo hold them in each congressional district ou the application of 10) farmers aud the expenses of ea'-'o is ko be limit d to il ". The committee appointed to report on tin advisability of establishing experiment il farms was discharged. Tbe mana,er of the LynchUi g Opera House has ? 'osed it for the balance of the season b'.'-iu*e of insufficient patron ?ge. Hj says he thinks "it better for all concerneel to j close until times get better or the people j want to see an attraction.'' A df.patch from Bristol says .lames T. Patten, a^ed tweuty-thre?, committed mi* fido at Abingdon by shooting himself in tho bead. Despondency over the failure to get employment seems to bave been the eau*?. The World's Fair concert given at Char? lottesville, under the auspices of the Albe? marle Chapter of tbe Daughters of the American Revolution, real zed 13X) for the Mount Vernon house fund. W. D. Minktrek, formerly high constable of Petersburg, has been appoiated to a posi? tion in the postal service on the route be? tween Roanoke and Norfolfk and has enter? ed upon h s duties. Judge J. D. Horsley,of tbe Circuit Court at Lyn hburg, hts appointed Nathan D. Handy receiver of tbe Virginia Nail and Iron Works Compiny iu place of J. Fetor Williams, deceased. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Com? pany is no > e> jmpleting a large and hand? some depot at Lynchburg. The depot, ad? ditional tracks and approaches will cost ?"'>, U Three Mormons, with proselyting inten? tions, have been roaming about Charlottes vil e lately. They have beeu refused the use cf the court house and other public buildings. The s ip-yard at Newport News has con? tract to build two large iron steamship*, which, it is sail, will keep the yard busy for several years. W. A. L. Lcnsford die<l at his home near Dumfries, in Prince William county, aged eighty-six years. At Upper ville, a houso belonging to estate of E. T. Liws, rented by Robert NickoDs an 1 Ned George,caught fire and wa-* entirely de-: U\>yel. The Aleiandria county authorities state* that they intend commmcing proceeding* against the pool-?e:lers at Jackson City, lor a viol ttioa of the Mushbach bill. "Wu. L Brown, ot Rockbridge county and a justico of the peace for the Natural Bridge district, dropped dead while couvers ng with a friend. At Lane aster Court House 'est wee'e Henry De Shields, clerk for C. Vf. Snow, merchant cee:identally shot himself iu tin knee with n ni.,te>! bill The steamer China, from China ami Japen brings news that the Kore.ins in Jeiscu m obbel the Chinese cons 4tte.