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VOL. vi.
NO. 22.
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Ye happy birds, ob, whither flying?
Bo switt ye wing away
I scarce can mark your trailing pinions.
Does there a warmer day
Await on other shores.
To your glad summous quick replying?
Ob, linger yet awhile! Ye cany
The summer on your wing:
Too long will winter seem without you,
Too tardy co.ning, spring.
But melody of son^
In warmer climes delights to tarry.
Alas. we may not more entreat you,
Wnen b'.uer skies awaiti
"When other birds will carol welcomes,
And tales of joy relate.
We can but pray, sweet friends,
That no harsh storms will ever meet you.
And so?away !?far out of seeing
Into the heaveu high;
Leaving no mark savj that ot music
Oa earth and sea and sky;
No sweeter tong than made
By yourlieht pinions southward fleeing.
??iSdith Vernon Minn, in tha Century.
Fiaok Middle
worth was all
alone in her little
district school?
room when thc
t'ventful letter
l arrived, to notify
: her that she was
appointed to a
, clerkship in the
Canceling Depart?
ment of the Patent
Office, at Washington?all alone,
eating her modest little lunch of bread
and butter and baked pears, while,
through tbe open window, she could see
the children disporting themselves in the
March winds, and hear the music ot
their merry shouts. If school had been
iu session, she would decorously have
read tbe letter and replaced it in its
envelope. As.it was, she flung it
rapturous to tne ceiling with a cry of
joj, caught it agaiu and, springing to
her feet, clapped her hands like a
"Oh, thank goodness?thank good?
ness!" she exclaimed ecstatically. "It
will all be right now! Papa caa go to
the South right away. Will can have
his school outfit, and we can pay Squire
Augur all the back rent that has been
owing fora year! Oh, it was so good
of Judge Mellen to interest himself in
my poor little affairs! I am so glad that
I thought of writing to him!"
Miss Middleworth could hardly con?
duct the district school to the end of its
afternoon session, so joyfully disquieted
was her mind.
"Teacher's in love," said the biggest
girl in a whisper to the next biggest
"Guess teacher's got an invite tc
tinging school," muttered the next big?
gest girl, who was in hopeless despaii
over an interest sum on her slate.
How gladly Miss Frants Middlewortt
locked the battered schoolhouse door a
?etti How rapidly she walked home
ward! She was almost vexed at meet
ing Reginald Augur at the cross-road
by the old stone mill.
His face brightened up at sight o
"Oh, Frank!" said he. "I was jus
wishing to see you!"
The "government-clerk-elect," dre^
herself up. Mr. Augur need not hav
been so familiar with her, she thought
"Indeed?" she uttered somewhat frig
Honest Reginald looked rather puj
"My cousin, Mrs. Evelyn, wants a go*,
trness," said she. "The family is smal
and she's willing* to pay five hun^re
dollars a year. And you know you hai
always wanted to go the city."
"Yes, I know," said Miss Middle
worth, with chilling indifference. ' 'Bi
I have changed my mind."
Reginald Augur looked at her in amaz
"Frank," he said, "have I offende
"Oh, no," ?aid she. "How shoul
you offend me! But?I am appoint*
to an office in Washington. I am to ha\
eleven hundred dollars a year."
"And leave us, Frank?" he exclaimer.
She bit ber lip.
"One. cannot always stay in the san
place like a crooked apple-tree or a lin
pet growing to the roc's," said she.
"But, Frank, listen to mel" pleadi
Mr. Augur. "I am to commence tl
practice of law on my own account ne
month. My father will receive me in
equal partnership, and then?"
"I am very happy to hear it," 6a
Miss Middleworth, absently.
"And then," persisted Reginald, (
shall be able to marry. And if?"
"Yes?" Frank lifted her eyebrow
provokingly enough. "I hope you w
get a very good wife. I am sure y
will both have my best wishes."
Young Augur's frank, boyish kee fe
"I had hoped?" he began, a lit
"Surely, I cannot be at ail interest
in your hopes," interrupted Miss Midd
worth. "Let me pass, please. I'm ii
great hurry to-day."
Reginald Augur stood aside, with
sharp pang at his heart. He had lov
Frank Middleworth ever since be cot
remember. He had always install
her, as queeD, in all tbe visionary ca9t
in the air which he had built within 1
own brain. And here she had abdic
ed of her own Iree will aud flung
offering away.
Frank, herself, felt a little conscif
stricken as she walked hurriedly <
Reginald Augur had all the wiuni
manner and sterling goodness of natl
which would naturally commend the
selves to any feminine heart. She I
alw?ys liked him?nay, she had oi
almost believed that she loved hin
but this new development had cbanj
tye whole aspect of her world,
"I am to be a Government offi
:ial, now," she said to her*
self. "I am to have eleven "bun?
ked, dollars a year. I can send papa (o
Florida. Mamma shall have a girl to
aelp her with the housework. Will can
50 to school, aud I shall have a career
open to me!"
So Frank went home, ordered a new
bonnet from the village milliuer; hereto?
fore she had always trimmed her own
hats?and purchased, on credit, a fur
trimmed cloak which had long been the
object of her secret yearnings in thc
show-windows of Tape & Buckram.
And after sending in her resignation to
the school trustees, she weat to Wash?
ington to enter upon her new duties.
"It's a long way for you to go, unes?
corted, daughter," said the mild old
"Oh, papi, things are quite changed
since you were young," said Frank,with
a kiss. "A woman can go anywhere,
now, by herself. And only think: I am
a Government official now!"
Miss Middleworth arrived safely in
Washington, registered her name in a
quiet familj hotel and, dressed in her
one black-silk gown, with the new hat
and tho fur-trimmed cloak, went to thc
Patent Office and sent in her card to Mr.
Whitehaven, the ch'ef clerk of the
Canceling Department, in whose name
her appointment had been made out.
"Frank Middleworth" was written on
the card in her bold, round handwrit?
ing. Mr. Whitehaven looked critically
at its lines.
"It's an awfully busy time just now,''
said he, contracting his fro3t white eye?
brows. "But I suppose we'll bave to
attend to this protege of Mellen's, Ask
him to stop in."
The colored porter stared.
"There ain't no 'him' there, sir," said
he. "It's a her!"
"Don't be a fool 1" said Mr. White?
haven. i{Do you see this caid? Very
well, admit him at once!"
And Mr. Whitehaven turned to a stout
baldheaded office seeker who was in the
last agonies of impatience to secure an
The porter shrugged his shoulders.
"Orders is always to be obeyed," said
he to himself.
And so Miss Middleworth was ushered
in without further delay.
Mr. Whitehaven looked blankly at her
for a moment, and then his expression
changed to one oi active annoyance.
"Madam," he said, "I am sorry to
appear discourteous, but our time, dur?
ing office hours, is not our own. If you
are a book agent?"
Frank crimsoned all over.
"O.i," she said, hurriedly, "1 am not
a book agent. I am the new clerk?
Miss Middleworth."
"'Miss Middleworth?'" repeated the
chief clerk.
"Yes," said Frank, a little impatient?
ly. "I sent in my card a few minutes
ago." And she pointed to the piece of
pasteboard lying on the table.
"Ah!" said Mr. Whitehaven. "But
this appointment was made out to a gen ?
"It was made out to 'Frank Middle
worth,'" said the young lady with
spirit; "and I am Frank Middleworth."
" Humph 1" said the chief clerk of the
Canceling Department. "Some mis?
take. There are no young women em?
ployed in this department?no one but
"But," faltered Miss Middleworth, "]
wrote to Judge Mellen. He ha3 pro.
cured this appcintment for me. He?"
"I beg your pardon," said Mr. White?
haven. "What did you sign yourself in
your application to him?"
"Why, 'Frank Middleworth,' of
course," answered the girl. "Whai
else should I sign myself?"
The chief clerk shrugged his shoul?
"Just look at that handwriting," saic
he, nodding toward the card. "Hov
on earth is one to suppose tnat a woman
wrote that? It's the most natural mis?
take in the world. Has the judge eve
seen you?"
"No," admitted Frank; "but he wa
an old college friend of my father
"Plain as daylight," said the chie
clerk?"plain as daylight. He, also
took it for granted that you were
"And am I to lose this opportunity ii
life because I happen to be a woman?
cried Frank. "ls this right? ls i
"Very sorry, indeed," said the chie
clerk. "But we can't do anything fo
you just at present. We employ so fei
women in the Patent Office; and none 1
all in this department. It's an unaltei
able rule."
"Is there no chance for me?'' pleadei
"None at all," said the chief clerk.
And within five minutes the office j
question was bestowed upon the nephe'
of the bald-headed man, who chanced 1
be a famous ward politicion.
Miss Middleworth betook herself soi
rowfully to the little New Hampshir
"I suppose they have found anothi
teacher tor the district school by th:
time," she thought. "What can I do 1
support myself and?and to pay for th
cloak and hat? Oh, I wish I had n<
been so foolishly extravagant? And
suppose Reginald Au^ur will never spea
to me again. I'm sure I don't deser
that he should."
"Never mind, dear," said the good o'
superannuated clergyman. "My cou^
is a deal better since you weat awa
And I believe I am as well off here as
Florida. And Will can walt anothi
year for his schooling, and mother ci
get along quite well with the housewoi
as long as she has you to help tier."
So Frank was, in some degreci at leas
But the flush of acute mortitic-astu
mounted into her cheek the ne;it day,
she met Mr. Reginald Augur in tl
"Mr. Augur?" she murmured softl
"I would prefer being calltd, Re,
inald," he smiled.
"Your father is ere cf the wliool tra
jes," she began. "Do you suppose he
ould get me a place to teach again?"
"But I thought you were going to
Washington 1" he cried.
"I bave been to Washington," said
And she told the whole story, thereby
.rinking tbe bitter cup of discomfiture
o the very dregs.
"And now," she concludei, with eyes
'rimming over with tears, "I don't
.now what to do. Only?only I must
mtreat your pardon for my silly and
ind foolish conduct the last time we
"Oh, I have mver given that a second
thought," said Augur. "But, Frank?
will you let me go on now with what I
aad then begun to say?"'
"Yes," said Miss Middleworth, hang?
ing down her head.
"Dear Frank," he said, taking her
Innd, "will you be my wife? I caa give
vou a comfortable home now. Perhaps,
by and by, it will be a luxurious one.
And all your dear ones are fully welcome
to its shelter if only you will accept it."
Frank began to cry heartily now.
"Not because I am sorry," said she.
"Oj, no, no! Oily because I am so
happy. And indeed, Reginald, I do not
deserve to be your wife."
But she married him, for all that. And
she was very happy. But if there is any
topic in particular that Bhe especially
avoids it is that of public office in Wash
in gton City.
"Such a stupid series ol mistakes as
there was all around 1" she says.?New
York Ledger.
A (Jueer Quaker Traveler.
A curious looking, white haired old
maa, arrayed in a peculiar garb, with a
black choker and broad brimmed hat, is
at the Occidental Hotel. The old gen?
tleman is Isaac Sharp of Warwickshire,
England, a Quaker and a religious en?
thusiast. Ho is now eighty-four years
old and for fifty years he has been travel?
ing in various parts of the world, and
this ia the interest of the Quakers.
He has just now returned from 1500
miles up the great Yaug-tse-kiaug River
in the interior of China. Hitherto ho
has been in Iceland, Greenland, Labra?
dor, Norway, and in various other places
in Europe, Asia and Africa. In the
Dark Continent he visited the Congo
Free State, the Orange Free State, Basu?
toland and Madagascar.
"I spent a year and a half in Africa,"
said he, "a year of which was in Mada?
gascar; two years in Australia and New
Zealand, and the remainder of six and a
quarter years in Canada, the United
States and Mexico. That was the extent
of my last trip before this. This time I
bave been out a long time also, my great
object being to visit the interior of China
and do what 1 could there.
"It's only a very little that I could do,
there are so many millions of people
there, but I have tried at least, and that
is something. The people are very poor
up the Yany-tse kiang River. That
stream, which is much larger than the
Mississippi, is a mile and a half wide
1000 miles up. It is rough from there
on, and I think in the additional 500
miles I saw the wrecks of 500 Chinese
"The Quakers have one mission in
China, one in Japan, four in India, one
in Syria and one in Madagascar. Then
may be 15,000 Quakers now in Greal
Britain and Ireland, which is somewhere
about one-fourth of what there are in the
United States and Canada. Elsewhere
we have a few members who are doing
all they can for Christianity.
"I have been traveling and trying ta
find out what was the best thing to dc
and how to do it. I have seen rr, ani
curious things in my long years of travel
but the thiug which has impressed m.
more than anything else is this: Tha
the hearts of the people are everywhen
the same. I go now to the east, to th
strongholds of the Quakers in Pennsyl?
vania, where I will talk to the people o
vjiat I have seen and confer with thea
as to the best means of Teaching the pee
pie in China and elsewhere ia th<
Orient."?San Francisco Examiner.
Making Diamonds.
The microscopic diamonds recentl
made by M. Henri Moissan are not th
first real diamonds made by the chemist
Some years ago, Mr. Hannay, of Glaa
gow, succeeded in making a few smal
gems, and another Glasgow chemist nc
long ago announced in an America
scientific journal that he was making *u
penments in this direction, and had ot
fained promising results. Moissan, how
ever, was the first to form a gem b
means of the high temperature of th
electric furnace, though the idea of doin
so is not exactly novel. Moissan ob tait
a temperature of from 3000 to 4000 di
grees Centigrade is his electric erm
ible, and fuses Iron or silver, which at
sorbs thc carbon of sugar. When it
fused metal cools, part of the carbo
separates from it again iu tho form <
crystals, black or white?that is to sai
black diamond, or carbonado, and ord"
nary clear diamond. The crystallizalit
seems to be facilitated by pressure, wbic
is produced by the expansion of the sugi
carbon as it cools. The diamond cry
tals were exceedingly minute, and qui
unfit for jewelry. Moreover, the proce
is very expensive.?Manchester Times.
A Bedspread tor the World's Fair.
The famous cotton spinners of Mai
chester, England, Messrs. Barlow
Jones, have prepared a beautiful exhih
of towels, spreads and other products
the loom for showing at Chicago. L
eluded is a spread, or quilt as it is calW
over there, which is the Columbian ci
ebration quilt. In the centre are tl
Btripes and the thirteen stars, represen
ing the several States of America, int?
mixed with palm leaves. In the bord
are the eagle, tbe arms of Isabella ai
Ferdinand, and in oue corner those
the State of Illinois, the cotton pla
figuring conspicuously ia the desig
which is of a fawn tint on white.
The "Windsor Castle" and the "El
pire" quilts also figure in the exhibi^o
?New York Times.
The total losse* sustained by the marin"
Interests by storm on the lakes, ls estimated
it $100,000 a? far as known.-The Staci
ird Oil Company gave notice of ru advance
in price of two cent? per barrel for Lima
?rude. Thi? makes the price in tho "Wood
jounty field or northern district of Ohio,
forty-eight cents per barrel and southern
district forty-six cents. Hugo Wigler ls
wanted in Toledo on the charge of poisoning
his wife for the purpose of getting the In?
surance money.-The postofflce at Lake?
wood, N. J., was entered by thieves. They
blew open the safe and took $2,503 worth of
stamps and about $300 in cash. They also
took the postal note book,-The bank of
Sew Straltsville, Ohio, made nn assignment.
It is Impossible to learn the exact amount of
assets and liabilities, but conservative men
place the liabilities at from $30,000 to $35,
D00 and the assests at nearly $10,000.-Asa
B. Potter, the convicted president of Mave?
rick Bank in Boston, was senten-'-ed to sixty
days In Jail and to pay a fine of $1,000.
The funeral exercises of Mrs. Almira Han?
cock was held In Kew York and the body
Bhipped to St. Louis for interment.-Frank
Duffy, who shot and killed young Cunning?
ham at Fort Hamilton on December26thlast,
waa sentenced by Judge Culloru in New York
to nine years and one month imprisonment
la Sing Sing.
Rev. J. A. P. McGaw and Elder MeClaren,
of Toledo, wera elected delegates to the Pres?
byterian General Assembly, which will meet
in Washington, May 18. Both are pronounced
Briggs men.-Chihuahua advices says that
a pack train of bullion from Jesus Maria dis?
trict was seized by the rebels early, and every
dollar confiscated. The value of the bullion
ls estimated at $40,000.-?Dan Adams, col?
ored, wbo was sentenced for seven years for
trying to kill Ray Shout, in Salina, Tex., was
lynched by a mob.-Prof. Oakman S.
Stearns, a prominent Baptist clergyman,died
in Boston.-Two Americans are said to
have killed a half-dozen Mexicans, including
the sheriff, who was arresting them, and
members of the posse.-In the United States
Court of Appeals, in St. Louis, a decision in
the case of the Edison Electric Light Com?
pany against the Columbia Incandescent
Lamp Company was given against the Edison
Company and in favor of the Columbia In?
candescent Company.-J. A. Shea's fruit
commission house, ou Bridge Square, Min?
neapolis, was burned, and the Jewell lodg?
ing-house, adjoining badly damaged. The
lodgers escaped in their night garments, and
two men were almost unconscious when they
wero dragged from tho third story, TotaJ
loss, $60,0001 insurance. $30,000
Fire destroyed the building In Chicago oo
cupied by Goodale & Son, John Gleason and
H. J. Trumbull, commission merchants.
A serious wreck occurred on the Schuylkill
Valley division of the Pennsylvania Railroad
near Conshoho.'ken, caused by a coal train
colliding with a shifter. Some twelve carg
were wrecked, and the trucks badly blocked,
Brakeman Wm. 1". Werntz, of Pottsville, wat
killed, and Conductor George L. Kirk, ol
Pottsville, badly injured.-An attack made
on the prison at Tracy City, Tenn,, by at
irmod body of men was repulsed, one of thi
attacking party being killed and anothp]
wounded.-Col. Charles B. Tappen died ii
New York at the age of ninety-eight years
He was a veteran Of the war of 1812.?
While a dummy engine on the ohio Hive
Railroad was pushing a coach over the bridg
over Twelve Pole Creek, in West Virginia, i
struck a derrick, which fell and threw th
coach from the bridge. The conductor,
brakeman and one passenger were killed.??
Col. Wm. McMichael, who was assistant al
corney-general under President Grant, wa
found dead in bed in New York.-The Lad
Ensley Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, <
Alabama, went into the hands of a recelv<
on the petition of unsecured creditors. V
T. Saulsbury, of Birmingham, was appoint?
A cyclone struck Osage City, Kansas, d
stroyed a large number cf buildings at
caused the death of two parsons.?-Re
Theodore Semford Doolittle, died in Nc
Brunswick, N. J. ?-Matthew Johnson,
negro.was found guilty of murder in the fir
degree in the Court of Oyer and Terminer I
New York. He was charged with killit
Emil Kuckelhorn in a house on WestTwent;
fourth street, where, lt is alleged, he wei
for the purpose of robbery.--David Ame
a wealthy resident of Upper Harmony, ar
his wife drove into Easton, Pa., to vis
friends. A team of horses ran into them fro
the rear, smashing their carriage and thro
ing out the occupants. The runaway hors
dragged Mr. Arney for two squares, causit
Injuries from which he died. Mrs. Arney
badly hurt. The deceased was seventy yea
of age. ? The Pelican Saw Mill, in New O
leans, was destroyed by fire, also a millie
feet of lumber, with no insurance. Thir
cottages in the vicinity and a pile-driver ali
burned. The total loss foots up a hundn
thousand dollars. The cottages were occ
pied by laboring people, who lost all the
furniture.-A letter received in St, Lou
from a Methodist misister states that
Bentley Worthington, theso-oalled "apostl.
of Christian science faith, who, In compar
With Mrs. Plunkett, disappeared from Ne
York four years ago, has located in N?
Zealand and drawn together hundred* of b
levers in hi6 faith.-A passenger train <
the Iron Mountain Railroad was derail
near Yictoria, Mo.,and two sleeping cara ai
a baggage and express car thrown over. T
conductor, two passengers and trainm
yere injured.
A German Insect That Will Kill tl
Little Bark-eater.
Prof. A. D. Hopkins, entomologist at t
Weat Virginia Agricultural Experiment St
tion, at Morgautowu, is on his way to Ralelg
Webster, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tuck
counties, in an attempt to save the pine fe
esta in those counties from destruction. 1"
the last few years ho has made n care:
study of the causes of the destruction of t
pinn forests of West Virginia, and finds tl
ii small insect in the bark kills the tre
Daring last summer he spent some tlmo
tho black forests of Germany, studying t
insets, and has found a smallprolitlc inse
which feeds upon the injurious ones, mui
piles rapidly, and is not injurious tb timi)
Several thousand have been imported, a
Prof. Hopkins is now distributing them, a
will watch the result this summer.
Earthquake Shocks Carry Death
and Destruction Before Them.
l* I
rs j
Th9 Principal City's Almost Total
The Lsland of Zante, ono of the principal
Ionian Islands, was visited by a most de?
structive earthquake, resulting in great loss
of life and property. In February and March
last the island sustained a rant amount of
disturbances and a large number of lives
were lost. The shock appears to have boen
most violent In the city of Zante, the greater
part of which was destroyed. The people are
panic stricken and the authorities helpless.
The streets are impassable, being filled with
masses of stone and timber, the wreokage of
the houses which were thrown down by the
Thus far the bodies of twenty persons
killed by falling walls have been removed
from the debris and it is feared many more
dead are still in the ruins. The number of
persons Injured runs into the hundreds.
Everything is in confusion and the work
of searching for bodies and for the injured
cannot be pursued systematically. The
greater portion of the Inhabitants have fled
to the plains back of the city, where they
wander about in a distracted manner be?
wailing the loss of their homes and prop?
A large number of tents that were taken to
Zante to shelter the people who were ren?
dered homeless by the former earthquakes
have been again set up and under them some
of the women and children have taken
The city presents a scene of desolation and
lt ls doubtful If lt 6ver recovers from the ser?
ies of misfortunes that havo befallen it within
the past three months. There is bound to be j
an enormous amount of suffering, and out- j
side aid will be urgently required to prevent j
sickness and starvation.
The shock occurred at 7 :30 A. M. Most
of the buildings that stood erect after the
shocks of Febvuary and March were either
thrown down or shattered so as to be unsafe
for occupancy. Tbe church of St. Dionysius
and the Government offices were thrown
down. Advices from the interior show that
the whole island has been devastated.
Many villages have been destroyed, and
lt is the thought that the loss of life has been
very great. News of the disaster comes in
very slowiy, as oommanications with the in?
terior of the island has been greatly inter?
rupted by the destruction ot many of the
telegraph lines. The full extent of the calam?
ity cannot be estimated at present.
War ships will be dispatch**! from the
Plreaus with clothing, provisions and medi?
cine for the sufferers.
The leland of Zante is situated in the Ion?
ian Sea andie one of the Ionian group. It is
twenty-five miles long, about twelve broad,
and ha-3 an area of 277 square miles. Its
population is about 50,000. The capital,
Zente, which has just suffered so severely,
has over 16,000 inhabitants, and is the seat
of a Greek Archbishop and of a Roman
Catholic Bishop. It Hes on the plain at the
foot of a mountain, upon which is still seen
the fort built by the Venetions centuries ago.
The town has a Jafe harbor, with a light?
house and quarantine station, and many
churches. The houses occupy the gentle
slopes rising from a semicircular bay. A hill
called the SKopos, probably the Elates of the
ancients, to the south, rises to a height of
1300 feet, at the top of which is a monastery
that commands an extensive panorama.
i A Confict Attacks Other Prisoners and
Kills Two of Them.
John Johnson, who is known as the "Blue
Ni| gar" from Clyde, run amuck in the broom
shop of Auburn Prison, Auburn, N. Y. He
[ was armed with a sharp knife used In cutting
broom corn, and first attacked Charles Peck,
a fellow convict from Westchester county.
Leaving him dead in his tracks, he next
Btabbed Daniel Brinton, another prisoner,
the blade entering Brinton's stomach and
causing death in an hour. Johnson stabbed
right and left while he was at liberty, and
several other convicts suffered severe cuts,
The blade of Johnson's knife was broken off
during the melee and cannot be found. He
directed a vicious blow ut Keeper Mitchell
after the blade had been broken but it did
not penetrate his clothing. The keeper drew
his revolver, but just us he pulled the trig?
ger somebody hit his arm and the ball went
wide of its" mark. It frightened Johnson
into surrendering, however, and he made no
farther resistance. He was taken to the
prison jail.
The cause of the trouble is said to have
been an old grudge held by Johnson against
a number of convicts in the shop, and he
made & threat that as soon a.- Capt Baker
had a day off he would do up the shop.
"Baker was not on duty and Johnson started
in early to carry out his threat.
Johnson was first sentenced to Auburn in
1885 for ten years for assault in the first de?
gree. He was released a year ago, but was
arrested at the gate after a desperate strug?
gle, and was taken back to Clyde for trial
on other indictments. Ho came back on s
?entenoe of four years.
President Levia Flees uud Is Reported
to Be in N;w Orleans.
Advices brought by the steamer Dunwise
from Honduras indicate (hat the revolution?
ists have -arried almost everything before
them and il seems to be only a question
of a faw days when they will be in full con?
trol of the 6-s-vernment. The Dunwise left
Ceiba for New Orleans on Wednesday and all
but two departments were in control of the
Tuo capture of the ports of Ceiba and
Tnixilla wai effected almost without oppo?
sition with tho aid of the steamship Rover,
Which had been seized and improvised as a
man-of-war. President Levia, who had fled
from tho Interior, leaving General Vasquez
in command, was at PeuitO Cortez, on the
Gulf Coast, and au expedition was being pre?
pared against that place in order to capture
Levia who has but a few men.
When Puerto Cortez is subjugated it is the
intention of the rebels to attack Ruttan and
the Utila Island. At tho latter place it is
Siid $her>; is m quantity of arms. No news
ti ?.! t,unable from the interior. The people
generally have fled from the coast becaus*
too rebels have been forcing them into their
army. Titi*, hus sadly interfered with the
banana trail.-.
The Dunwise brought over the late cus?
toms ailniiuistrator at Celbn, M. Castilloi, a
merchant and four other refugees. It is re?
ported that Castilloi is none other than Presi
dent Levia iu disguise, but this lacks cou
UL All J- X1J.A wa? -~
President Cleveland Made More Thai
Any cf His Predecessors.
A comparison of the work and duration oi
Ihe extra session which has just closed with
corresponding extra sessions called at the be?
ginning of the late administratiou and at the
commencement of Mr. Clevelands first presi?
dential term shows that, contrary to thi. |
generally prevailing opinion. Mr. Cleveland
in the session which has just closed has
broken the record and made more appoint?
ments to office than any of his predecessors,
exceeding the appointments of Mr. Harri?
son during the same time by more than 25.
The extra sessions of 1885 and 1889 adjourned
on the 2d of April, while the recent session
continued until the 15th of April. In the mat?
ter of appointment of United States minis?
ters to foreign ports. Mr. Harrison took the
lead, appointing 22 out of total of 85, while
Mr. Cleveland nominated at his first term 17,
and withdrew 1, and at his second term. 16.
It is noticeable that two of the important
places?Russia and Italy?have not been
filled, nor did Mr. Cleveland fill the former
during bis first term, until after the reoes*
had begun.
In 1885 Mr. Cleveland appointed the ministers
to the following powers: Denmark, Nether?
lands, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Brazil,
Italy, Russia, Portugal, France, Hawaii,
Sweden and Norway, Great Britain,Germany
and Chili. His nominee to Russia was Mr.
A. R. Lawton, but his name was withdrawn
from the Senate and not returned. This left
sixteen nominations for places cf this rank,
and it is an incident worthy of notice that ex- i
nctly that same number have been filled this
time, but not to the same powers. During
?he session just ended Mr. Cleveland nomi?
nated and the Senate confirmed ministers to
the following countries : Austria-Hungary,
Belgium, Chili, Denmark, France, Germany,
Great Britain, Guatemala and Honduras,
Greece, Roumaniaand Servia, Japan, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Salvador, Peru,
Switzerland, Spain and Turkey.
Mr. Harrison nominated and the Senate
confirmed the ministers to the following
countries: Brazil, Colombia. Corea, Den?
mark,Chili, Austria-Hungary, Peru Portugal,
Great Britain,Central American States, Spam,
Italy, France, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Vene?
zuela, Sweden, and Norway, Netherlands,
Belgium and Switzerland. He also nomi?
nated Mr. Murat Halstead, of Ohio, to be
minister to Germany, but the Senate rejected
the nomination. This made a total of twenty
one nominations bonflrmed.
During his first term Mr. Cleveland sent to
j the extraordinary session of the Senate the
! names of ten of his nominees for consuls and
I consuls general; Mr. Harrison four, and at
the last session Mr. Cleveland got rid of
twenty-three suoh appointments. Although
Mr. Cleveland leaped away ahead of his pre?
vious record in the appointment of postmas
| tors, he did not come up with the record
, made by his predecessor, and that, too, not?
withstanding there havo been a large num
I ber of offices recently raised to the dignity of
presidential offices. In 1885, Mr. Cleveland
named sixty-five such postmasters, and this
I year 113 j Mr. Harrison found time to install
| 156 before the Senate got away.
In the other departments of the govern
: ment the nominations acted upon by the
: Senate in extra session were as here indi?
cated :
Treasury?Mr. Cleveland, first term, 15,
second term, 48; Mr. Harrison, 19. Heads
of departments and assistant secretaries
Mr. Cleveland, first term, 15, second tenn,
19; Mr. Harrison, 16. Military and war
Mr. Cleveland, flret term, 22, second term,
15; Mr. Harrison, 1. Navy and Navy Depart?
ment?Mr. Cleveland, first term, 18, second
term, 14: Mr. Harrison, i. Judicial?Mr.
Cleveland, first term, 6, second tenn, 84; Mr.
Harrison, 28. Mr. Harrison appointed 18
men to office in the Interior Department, in?
cluding the governors and secretaries of the
territories, some of which became states dur?
ing his administration, and from the State
Department sent in the names of 13 officials,
the majority being delegates to the American
Republics' Congress. From the Interior De?
partment Mr. Cleveland this time sent in the
names of 13 officials, and from the Stfit?> De
Eartment but 3. In Mr. Cleveland's first term
e had nine nominations unacted upon, with?
drew one and had two rejected. This time he
withdrew one and had seven left over with?
out action by the Senate. Mr. Harrison with?
drew three of his nominees, had two rejected,
and the Senate adjourned without actina or
nine others.
Two Men Killed and Another Fatally
Wonnded 'n Kansas.
A young man by the name of Anderson was
married to a young lady of Hodgeman
County. He took her to the home he had
provided on a farm near Ness City. About
midnight his house was surrounded by about
forty Berenaders, including all the hoodlums
In the neighborhood. A good supply ol
Kansas drug store whisky had been laid in
and many of the crowd were drunk.
Hideous noises by the beating of tin pans
were made, while guns and revolvers were
unloaded into the air. One cowooy w'ao was
drunk, leveled his shotgun at the frame nouse
and emptied both barrels of buckshot into
the window. The discharge passed over the
bed occupied by Anderson aud wife, barely
missing them.
This so enraged the young man that he
grabbed his shotgun, opened tho door,
leveled it at the crowd and emptied both bar
reis. Two young hoodlums were instautlj
killed, and the cownoy so seriously injured
that he cannot recover. It was found thai
the two killed were neighbors' sons. Thi
cowboy >s bein<j cared for by Anderson and
his wife.
It Wreoks the Homes of Fifty Fam'lie?
in Mississipi.
A fearful tornado passed two miles west of
Quitman, Miss., leaving death and destruc
in its path. Its track is fully three miles wide
and reports indicate that it extended more
than ten miles in the interior.
Chickasawhay Swamp ia covered with a
large and dense growth of white oak, and
poplar and gum was literally torn into splin?
ters and not a tree remains with branches.
More than fifty families aro left in a destitute
condition, without food, shelter or clothing.
Relief committees are being formed to allevi?
ate the sufferings of the unfortunates.
a Town in Arkansas, Almost
Entirely Destroyed.
News was received In Little Rock. Ark., of
a fearful tornado in Fourche Valley. Scott
county. The town of Boles was almost en?
tirely destroyed. Seven persons were killed
and a large number injured. Tile path of
the storm was a half mile in width and every.
thing was swept before it.
The bodies of a number ol the killed were
carried over half a mlle by the ste*ai. It is
impossible to get full particulars, but it U
knowu that at least seven persons were killed
and the number may be much larger,
Phe Latest News Gleaned From Varion*
Farts of the State.
Col. T. W. Ashby, a prominent citizen of
ilexandiia, died, aged eighty-two years. He
ras a soldier in the Mexican war and was
lostmaster at Alexandria under President
Jucbansn's administration.
Capt. W. T. Blassinoham, who was for
everal years keeper of the Bell Rock llght
louse, but has more recently been engaged
n the oyster business at West Point, died
?ery suddenly Tuesday morning.
Mes. James E.Gates, of Dinwiddie county,
lied very suddenly. She was sitting In a
jhair at the time the fatal illness came on
iud died almost immediately.
Mks. Lucetta Garu. aged eighty-two years,
wa3 burned to death in Madison county by
h*r clothing taking fire.
A TBBKtrrc storm passed over Buena Vista,
unroofing several houses, blowing down the
end of one ot the brick buildings of the ma?
chine works, breaking window panes and
blowing down trees. No one was hurt as tar
as heard.
A bebiotjs cutting affray occurred at Mes
tongo bridge, in which a man named "White
cit a man named Marshall In the side and
back, inflicting dangerous wounds. No ar*
ree.s have boen made.
The trustees of William and Mary Collegs
have agreed to pay Major H. C. Semple
46,400 for services in securing from the gov?
ernment the ?64,000 recently appropriated to
reimburse the college for property used dur?
ing the war by tho United States. The
amount of the claim for services was placed
as high as $20,000 at first. The money re?
ceived from the government will be de?
posited to the credit of the school in a Rich?
mond bank.
R. T. James, a young white- nan of Hali**
fax county, who was arrested some time
lince by the United States authorities charg?
ed with robbing the mall had a hearing in
Danvlll". and thoroughly established his ln
fcoconc**. He was honorably discharged.
John A. Rice, one of tho oldest residents
sf Staunton, having been born there seventy
two years ago, died at his home ou St. Clair
street, from a sudden attack of vertigo. Mr.
Rles was one of the three "forty miners"
wno left for the California gold fields, but
soon returned. During the war he served
gallantly with the Staunton artillery.
Rev. W. S. Dorset, Millwood. Clarks
county, has declined a call to the Charles
town Baptist Church.
Tait second trial of Jefferson Phillips for
the killing of George 8. Smith in July, 1891,
is to take plaoo at the May term of the Crim?
inal Court of Alexandria.
Governor McKinney has pardoned out of
the penitentiary W. G. Garfield, of Norfolk
county, sent there for ten yearn for robbery.
Dickenson county is to have a new court?
Dr. W. W. Parker, a well-known physi?
cian of Richmond, who has devoted a great
deal of attention to devising a practical life?
saving boat, thinks he has succeeded in ac?
complishing this object. He has one buiis
wtyeh he will exhibit to Seeretur*' "". tue
Navy Herbert and other naval officers at Old
Point. Dr. Parker's boat is 25 feet long, 7
feet beam and 5 high in the clear. It is con
rjtructed of galvanized iron from top to bot?
tom. There are six oars besides the stem
oar. This little craft, has, the Doctor 6ays.
-abjected to underthrow In the surf lei
ten days without taking in a bit of water
Its builders believe that the boat i-* the mosl
perfect life-saver yet produced. He expects
I to convince the distinguished naval officer*
st Old Point of the fact.
fr is understood that without any legal
compulsion the owners cf the property in
Petersburg heretofore exempted from muni?
cipal taxation under ordinance of (he com?
mon council as new industries have, since
Ihe repeal of that ordinance, in accordance
with the decisions of the courts, voluntarily
come forward and paid their taxes for 1892,
and will pay them in future as on other prop?
erty. Among these exempted properties
were the silk mills, ice and trunk faetorlee
and similar new industries.
At Pocahontas, Lewis Payne, a lad ot
seventeen, shot and instantly killed his
brother-in-law, John Waugh. It seems that
Waugh was abusing his wife, wheu his
brother-in-law interfered, and in the struggle
that ensued killed him. Payne was ar?
Stacy H. Snowden has sold a part of "Wel
ington" and a part of "Collingwood*' farms,
in lower Fairfax county, about one hundred
and thirty acres of land, together with Col?
lingwood dwellings, to Gen. E. Cory Delany,
of Pennsylvania.
The handbook issue by the Virginia board
of agriculture, giving information lu regard
to the resources, climate and other matters
supposed to be of interest to prospective
settlers, will be ready by June 1. About
21,000 copies of this work will be sent out.
Mb. Calvin Howlands, a well-to-do farm?
er of King George county, who fougnt the
forest tire near Edge Hill ten days ago, ie
now totally blind, and it is thought that his
sight cannot be restored. The flames wer<s
| rapidly approaching his barn, and in a des
| perate effort to save his property he rushed
; into the fire so that the intense heat and
over exertion paralyzed the cptlo nerves.
The Richmond Chamber of Commerce has
decided to make a fight to have the head
>l ii rt ors of ths internal revenue department
brought back to Richmond.
An immense locomotive, the property of
the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company,
was recently sent to Chioago, where it will
be exhibited at the World's Fair. Its number
was 350, weight 145,000 pounds, with a ca?
pacity for holding 3,500 gallons of water.
It was built at the Richmond Locomotive
Mr. John W. Hogeland, an old sad well
known citizen of Loudoun, died while cn a
visit to his brother in Washington. He for
many years conducted a carding mill neat
Bycolin, south of Leeeburg.
Mrs. Louisa G. Mcclelland, wife of Mr.
T. Stanhope Mcclelland and mother of Miss
M. G. Mcclelland.the authoress, died at his
home, in Buckingham county.
Mb. Joel Chandler Harris is keeping up
his imaginative work side bv side with hts
nespwaper writing. He is .Wage,! n\?>\\ ?
novel whi.-h is to bear the title of "Aar..u.
upon a play, and upon a serle* of short
stories, lt ls said that Mr. Harris never
talks about his books if he can help it -a re?
ticence which scoffers say is not comnv..a
among authors.

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