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RECORDER VOL. VI. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., JULY 7, 1893. NO. 32 A WINTER SCENE, av now a un c. tripp. Upon a mount nita's crest 1 stand And look upon the world below; The landscape l> n -Uiver land Of wave-like drifts nnd shining snow, Thc tall and slender pines uplift Their Ma-a-pla---. In tho purple air; Thc crimson sun-gems sway and shift o'er distant mountains di u and fair. A misty cloud Hunts o'er thc- sea Ar.d drops in mow-pearls softly down Into tha' vale In front ol mc. And hide-, from sight thc little town That stands below a distant ledge, Near tay tho ocean's aandy beach, That seems to he thc very edge Of tlii-s fair world- just out of reach. The skies crow bright, thc sun appears An arc ol phosphorescent fire; Mine eyes prow dim with unshed tear's, My heart is pulsing with desire; J wish that I could rule the sun. Could stoi* Ht once his sudden flight, And paint these beauties every ene Before the coming of thc night. Each distant mount ls gettinjr dim. Tlio valleyH look like shadow-bars; Thc sun drops a.'er the ocean's rim, And night comos on. the moon mid st?rs Seem like pale specters of thc air Thal aro a*;,- 1 urns both dim and bright, Anal T his cia rid scene sr. richly fair Has vanished In the mist of night. Kingsley. Iowa. OR The Curse of the More? lands. BY LEON LEWI.. CHAPTKR I. WHT DID SHE RBJKC1 HIM? T cannot be, Vance! I love you?oh, so deep? ly: so tenderly! and 1 shall love you always and forever, l?utl can? not marry you! i would sooner die!" AVhat strange words wero these to pass from a beautiful young ?girl to her lover, and with what wild energy of despair and grief were they uttered! And he to whom Atc wa- speaking? Ali. ii was hero that was seen how singu? lar was her decision. .Scarcely tluve-aed- wenty. yet old in thought and study, ai grave ns genial, with a face as express ve of kindly feel? ing as of intellectual dignity, and a form that was a model of manly beauty, purely it seemed as ii he could have in po wisa* deserved to hear those burnlug, withering words which had so unex? pectedly fallen upon his hearing. How astonished, not to say horrified, was the look he gave h?*r! ? II" could hardly ere lit the evidence a'.f his senses, and stood as if petrified, unable to give order and sequence to the troubled ideas ar.d Impressions crowding upon him. Then lie advanced and took the girl In his arms as tenderly as a fond mother takes a weary child t< her bosom. Surely sha- must bo ill?as she looked. He could think of in other explanation of her singular demeanor. "Oh, never, Va nee. never." she con tinned, shrinking away from the arms that Inclosed her so gently and firmly, and even averting hei eyes from the lov? ing glances bent upon her. as if she dar? ed not trust herself to meet them. "I can never marry you. I have been weak and wicked not to tell you this sooner, but, oh! I was so happy. I have always known that there is a barrier between ns. Hut the end lias now come. Sooner death than marriage. I>o not press me for my reasons. This must be o-,*r la-t meeting. Vance-the very last." How the lover again looked at her, as she struggled further to escape ula. A vague sort of comprehension began dawning upon him. He recalled the <\o<o gloom in which he had often found her, and the traces of tears he had frequently seen on her cheeks, when Iii' had presented himsell unexpectedly to her. Ile remembered how she had again and again seemed to desire to fly from his presence without being able to do so. "And yet." he cried impetuously?"and yet you love me, Jessie!" "Love you!'' Oh. how her arms inclosed him! Again and again, as if she could not control herself, In thi wild agony of thal moment, did sho rain kisses upon his cheeks, eyes and lips, with a tenderness and fervency which attested how com? pletely she had given her heart to him. And then, with a startled and almost guilty air, she tore herself away abrupt? ly, and placed herself behind the chair Mic had previously occupied, bowing her head upon Its high back and sobbing as If her heart were broken. A look of terror appeared in the eyes, of the lover, a*- he contemplated the weeping girl a few moments, and then, with a sigh of mortal anguish, he dropped Into the nearest chair, covering his face with his bands. What a dismal abyss human life had already become for him! AVhat a cheat and snare were al1, tho fond hopes he had been cherishing. From hi- boyhood up to that hour. Vance Wycvlllo's lines had been cast into pleasant places, and h<> had hardly known a ea re or a sorrow. Heft an orphan In early infancy, he had been reared by a childless uncle who had made a great pet of bim, and taken all the pains in the world with his educa? tion. Naturally gifted and energetic, it had been easy for Vance to take the first place in school and college, and to grad? uate with the Imrhost honors. His uncle having purchased a large farm in hake County, Illinois, a few miles from Waukegan, Vance decided to commence his practice in this pleasant nnd growing neighborhood, and tho re? sult had been all either uncle or nephew could have desired or expected. Within three months after his arrival In Wankegan. Vance become the most popular physician in tho town, one of his oldest and most popular confreres having died and another having retired from practice on account of failing health, and duly reeommonded Vance to the largest clientele with which any doctor of the vicinity had ever been favored. At the comparatively early age of three-and-tweiity. therefore, Va nee Wye ville had found himself tn a very plena ant and profltalilc situation. He was not only popular with thc public but with his professional brethren. 'Ie had made discoveries and effected cures which had attracted the attention of leadlnir medical authorities, who had spoken of his labors with the praise they deserved, not a little to tho delight and Satisfaction of the admiring and devoted uncle. - Perhaps thc ronvihf- cause of thia suc? cess wai the fact that Vance was thor 'Highly In love with his profession. As kind of heart as be was gentle and polished in demeanor, he thoroughly en? joyed his capacity to put an end to human suffering, and lt is doubtful if the pa? tients ho saved or benefited rejoiced moro heartily at his triumphs than he did. Every life he saved or blessed gave I new charm and gladness to his own. "And yet yonlovf BIB, .tessie," repeat? ed Vance Wyii-ville, rousing himself from his hitter anguish and desolation, and continuing to contemplate the sorrowing girl with infinite yearning and tender? ness. "You have shown it in a thousand ways. Your treatment of me for months past can only mean that my attentions have been agreeable to you. You have avowed your love for me ns much in deed and word as in those gentle, timid glances which tell their story! You can' hot deny that you return my passioni Jessie!" "Nor do t wish to deny it. Vance." de? clared .lessie, as frankly OS sadly, raising her head and looking into the face of her lover with the double intensity of affec? tion and despair- "Oh! If it, be love to live only In your presence, then am 1 in? deed in love with you. If it be love to regard yon as the Incarnation nf all that is good and .grand in the world, then nc doubt whatev.r ian be thrown upon thc fervency and depth of my affection. How truly and sincerely I love you, Vance Wyeville, no one can ever know. And I shall love you always and for? ever.'' "Then why, darling, oh, why. this strange refusal to marry me?" demanded Vance Wyeville, in anguished tones. "Why ls it that you are resolved to ban? ish me forever from you sight, in this strange manner?1- and tears r.ppeared in the lover's eyes as he again drew the gil' nearer. 'You surely owe mi' an expla? nation. Have I in any way offended you?" Jessie Moreland shook her head vigor? ously, still striving lo escape from tho Rrms that held her. "You do not doubt the sincerity of my love, darling?"' "No! No"' "Is your mother opposed to our un? ion?" "Not in any such sense ns your words Imply, dear Vance. She only fears that our marriage would be an unhappy one, That's all." "What a singular misgiving! Have you any Idea what can have inspired her with such an extraordinary fear?" The maiden was silent, as if afraid that a reply would lead to grave compli? cations of a situation which had already bea-ome intensely painful. "In any case, your mother ls not tho cause of your refusal," pursued Vance, "I must look elsewhere. Have you heard anything against me?" "No. Vance. And if I had. do you think any one's slanders would have bad Hie least effect upon me. other than to inspire me with contempt for thc slan? derer?" "Is it because I am unknown, as almost every young doctor is bound to be at the beginning of his career?" pursued the lover, earnestly. ".Most certainly not." "ls it?is it because 1 am a doctor.'" The maiden shook her head again. 'What nobler profession could yon have?" sijp asked. f'ls there anything better in the whole field of human toil and study than to minister to our fellow bcings, curing their diseases and reliev? ing their sufferings?" "Then what. In heaven's name. Jessie, is the trouble?" demanded the lover, im? petuously. "Why not be frank with me? If there ls really any reason why you should not accept my lia nd in marriage, the very least you can clo is to toll nu what it is." He waifed a few moments for the an? swer of the sorrowing girl, and then ex? claimed, earnestly: "Oh. Jessie! Jessie! I cannot give you up! You must not ask me to do so! You wrong yourself as much ns yon wrong me by any such thought. Become my own darling wife, and banish all this un? rest and apprehension forever. You cannot possibly doubt my love, dear Jes? sie, after all the assurances I have given you of it!" "Oh. no. po. Yance!" "Then why not marry me. darling?" "I cannot: I must not. dear Vance," assured Jessie Moreland, writhing anew in the loving embrace which so persist? ently detained her. "There is a curse upon me?a curse which has been herod- I Kary in our family for many generations, and of which I am the latest victim! A terrible curse!" she added, with bated lireath. "which I will never, never per? petuate, and which I am determined shall end wi&tno! A horrible ami with? ering blight and affliction, which the women of our race have long been doom? ed to think about the last thing when they lie down at night and the first thing when they awaken in the morning! A hideous and dire misfortune, which poi? sons every joy of our lives, and makes us wish with the dawn of every new day that it might mercifully be tho last!" Vance Wyeville was startled by tho wild, gloomy impetuosity of the girl's speech and mien, her eyes and face glow? ing with as keen an anguish as if her feet had been on living coals of fire! "No. Yance. I cati never marry you," she resumed, in a wailing voice, but one than which nothing could be more stern aud determined. "In this awful hour the last we shall ever pass together?I have candidly avowed that I love you, but there it all must end. There's a gulf between us which can never be crossed. As dearly as we love each other, I must persist to thc end in this 'strange refusal.' 1?I do not dare marry you. A marriage between us, darling," and her voice be? came low and broken, "is wholly out of thc question. 1 love you too well to wrong you. I love you to well to wreck your happiness. To me. tho memory of the last, few months will bo like the memory of a lost Eden. To you they need appear only as a brief, joyous dream. Go, and forget me." "I must go, of course, if you insist up? on it," returned Vance sadly, "but I can never forget you. Believe me, darling, these last few months will always be aa sacred to me as to you Not as a dream, as you suggest, but as the most glorious reality with which my fife bas bolt) blessed." "So be it." prayed Jessie. "Rut for yow there is a future. A future wherein the anns of a loving; dutiful wife can be Clasped around your neck, and wherein the pe raith, of joyous, beautiful children frill have their place. Cod grant it.'' She was silent a moment, lier bosom rising and falling stormily, as if with thoughts fgr which site hndtin language. and then she resumed, hurriedly: "I come to my last requests, dear Vance, of which I have two. The first is that you will forgive nie for allowing our acquaintance togo so far. I knew from the first hour of our meeting oh, only too well!?that I had no right to en Courage your attentions, since I was fore? doomed never to marry! Hut it was so iweet to be loved! Tho (Inners you caused mv poor heart wero so delicious! It wns such a delight, to meet you! rou had sc) much to soy that thrilled ne] Voil will forgive me for not breaking nf! thil acquaintance sooner, dear Vance?" "Forgive you, darling? I will bless you to my last breath for having given me this great happiness!" "I knew you would be generous, Vance," and she kissed him with solemn tenderness. "My Second and last re? quest is that yon will order your future life precisely as if you had never met mc, The only thing now wanting to crush snd kill mojs to feel that I ha ve Wighted your lue. such is not tue case, vance?" "No. darling. On tim contrary, you have glorified and ennobled it!" "Then let it be a grand success. Vance. I want Von to be honored and happy. Tho world is full of sweet, good girls, and yon are one of thoso worthy and gifted men who readily attract them. I shall hope to hear of your marriage in due course, and then-" The poor girl had assumed too much. She broke down, and sobbed piteously. "Nothing that you can reasonable asl; nf me. darling." assured Vance, seizing her cold, trembling hands, "shall be re? fused. But my heart is no longer mine, elesMe. I cannot reclaim it. I feel, too, that there is no adequate reason for this banishment. I will go away now, but 1 must come again: and I must know morai about the 'curse1 of which you have spoken." "No, Vance; wo mui \ not continue this acquaintance! Wo must separate now and forever. ForgUr me for all the pain I am causing you, but do not seek to chango my decision. Ile sure it ir* none the less irrevocable because I have delayed about announcing it. Judge of my pain by yours, and be merciful. Farewell, dear Vance. One last kiss." "But. shall we not meet again, Jessie?" asked the young physician, caressing her as tenderly as sadly. "At least once more?" "Oh. do not doubt lt. darling!" and her ryes kindled as if the music of tho spheres had already fallen upon her hearing. "Oh, yes. Hy-and-by. Vance, when this mortality shall have put off its fetters and earthly Infirmities, and wo Fhall have exchanged the thorny paths of this Vale of tears for the everlasting radiance of the starry plains abovo ns, then we shall meet again, dear, dear Vance!" A moment longer she hung upon his breast and lips, as if upon the verge, of Insensibility, as Indeed she was. And then, with a final swift return ol the wonderful strength lent her by de? spair, she tore herself from the, arms of her lover and burst into the house, with a mien so agonized, so terribly indicative of suffering, that he did not venture to detain her or to pursue her. She had tied from love and all that love had to offer. ciiArxEit ri. A STARTLING VIEW OF THINCf", .0 describe the chaos of thought and feel? ing to which Jessie left. Vance Wyeville is simply Impossi? ble. His consternation was such that its first full effect was very much in the nature of a stun? ning blow. As bewildered as pained, he stood si? lent and motionless a few moments, star? ing at the door which had closed between him and the object of his affections. Some vague idea of refusing to accept his rejection evidently traversed his mind, for he took a hasty step or two to? wards the entrance. A burst of sobs from within arrested this movement, causing him to realize that an intrusion at that, moment war entirely out of tile question. He must wail In patience for the pres? ent, coming again on the morrow. Facing about abruptly, ho descended the stops of the veranda where the, inter? view had taken place, crossing the lawn towards the adjacent meadow, with the air of a man walking at random. As he did so, he suddenly became con? scious that the shades of evening were beginning lo cather around him. How thankful he was for the friendly veil thus thrown over his sorrow. Darkness and night were just what he wanted at that moment. His one necessity was to have time to think, that he might form somo plan of conjuring the dire calamity which hal destroyed his present happiness and was menacing his entire future. In what a dazed state he was! He could not even form a coherent theory as to the motive or reason under? lying Jessie's rejection of his suit. He did not. doubt the reality of tho "curse" of which she bari Spoken, or rather her entire and earnest conviction of its reality, but he could form no con? ception of its actual nature. Yet he made the attempt, then and there, as was natural, asking himself all ports of questions, and passing in review all sorts of conjectures. To begin with, he, knew from the con fldencea of Mrs. Moreland and Jessie, as casually presented during nearly a year of friendly relations with them, thai tho Imad (if their family. .Mr. Walter More laud, hail been a good husband and father, and a man of excellent character and reputation, whom they had lost when Jessie was a mere baby. He had received some hints, too. in the course of his conversation with the mother and daughter, of the existence and character of a man named Radd Moreland, an unworthy and dissolute brother-in-law and uncle who was in some way troubling their existence. And finally he had heard both Mrs. Moreland and Jessie speak repeatedly of a kindly and generous brother, (.'ol. Har? ton Ridley, an East Indian merchant millionaire who had done so much to brighten the lonely lives of his sister and niece that they could never tire of talk? ing about him. There had been nothing secret or mis? leading, therefore, in the dealings of tho mother and daughter n-ith tho young t>hystcian upon all t>s* points, and hence tborc was r.ot, the, eK-t reason to rappoK that tho action of Jessie hail been based upon ''?< existence of any disreputable far,!." .-1< r; disgrace or connection. Even If some ailsfori ,ne of that sort had existed, Mrs. Moreland, and Jessie were both too sensible to have any falso fhtmc about it. Bf I single swift mental reference to whit he al nellly knew concerning tho two ladies, therefore, the young physi? cian was able to decide that the rejection of his land was in no wise basi'd upon anything in their family history or con? nections. To the contrary, the motives which had influenced Jessie's conduct had all been of a strictly personal nature. Tn other terms, she had rejected Yanco because of some attribute, characteris? tic, or circumstance, peculiar to herself. But what was lt? t)id she refer to some incurable malady of the body, or some dreadful infirmity o! the mind? Was her affliction entirely beyond a wise and loving treatment, or could it bo cured or mitigated by a Judicious resort ?o the vast resources of modern science? Was it wholly real or partly imag? inary? Yanco recalled In this connection that Jesslo had never made any complaints, and had always seemed to bo in the best of health. Then what could be the "terrible curse" of which she had spoken? In any case, it was un Inheritance of Mrs. Moreland as well as her daughter, Inasmuch as tim latter had spoken of lt ss having existed in her family for many generations?a fact which was In itself enough to show that ii could be perpetu? ated. Might it not be in their blood, and .something in the nature of one of those scrofulous taints which are so common? In that case, however, why had they pot made every possible effort to get rid of it, and why had they failed to take the young physician into their counsels? after all the great cures he had already effected? Was their affliction not more likely to be some dreadful form epilepsy, which no art can cure, and which is liable to strike down its victim at. any moment, with every circumstance of torture, dis? figurement and horror? Hut just what could it ba-? This was the query that kept present? ing itself constantly to the puzzled young doctor. From the mere fact that all his atten? tion was given to this inquiry, at tho very moment of the rejection of his suit, lt will be seen that he did not take his dismissal very seriously to heart. Not for a single instant did he regard the Interview he had just had with Jessie as a finality. If the lover had indeed been tempor? arily eclipsed, it had only been to give way to the physician. He could only regard Jessie as ill. and lt was no more his intention lo romain away from her than if the painful inter? view he had just had with Jessie had never taken place. In good truth.this interview had deep? ened his love for the afflicted girl im? mensely. The fact that she loved him so intense? ly could not have possibly failed to cal! forth all the ardor of his own passion. How tenderly and sorrowfully his en? tire soul went out to her! How her grief and despair were dupli? cated in his own heart! How earnestly he wished to get hold of her secret and banish forever all tho misery lt covered! As iie neared the fence at the end of the meadow, the end adjoining the high? way, he suddenly became conscious that some one was dogging his steps, and carne to an abrupt halt, facing about with an air of eager inquiry. "lt's only me, Vance," announced the pursuer, in a quiet, pleasant tone, con? tinuing to advance. "Ah, Tilde Erastus!" recognized the young physician, looking around in a curious sort of way, as if pot quite sure where his feet had carried him while his thoughts were so busy. "ls this the first you have seen of me?" asked the new-comer, as he came to a halt in front of the rejected suitor. Yance assented. "Then you didn't see me pull up the grays at the entrance of the drive?" "No, uncle." "Nor walk along the drive to the lawn after hitching them?" The young doctor shook his head vig? orously. "Nor saw me sitting on that horse? block near the house?'' "No, I didn't." "I was none (he less there, my dear nephew?near enough bi see and hear why you were so oblivious of my pres? ence-" "Ah! you saw-" "That Jessie rejected yon. as I always .supposed she would," interrupted the uncle, in a tone that was at once cheer? ful and sympathetic, as he drew the arm of his nephew within his own. and put the young physician and himself In mo? tion for the highway. "I was too near, you see, not to become enlightened.'' "Hut how came you here, uncle?" "How? Well, that's a good one! Didn't you invite me to take tea here with you.and Hold you I would come if we could got that hay into the barn in time?" "Certainly." "Well, we had some delay, so that I was unable to drive into town to your office and como here with you, but. I fancied it would do just as well if I drove direct to the house." "Why, of course, only-" "Oh, yes, I understand the matter! I see thero has been a hitch in the pro? ceedings! Hut here we. are!" He climbed thc fence with the agility of a school-boy, and proceeded to un? hitch a pair of line gray horses which awaited him there in front, of a hand? some top buggy. "Tumble in," lie added brusquely. The couple were BOOn seatcil in tho vehicle anil jogging quietly in (he dlrce tion of the city. "Will you smoke?'' suddenly asked tho uncle, producing an elegant cigar case. The young man assented, with a kind? ling eye. To light a cigar was the uncle's usual preliminary t.> a conversation, and Vanco was anxious to talk. Hy the rays thus cast momentarily up? on the face of the uncle, he could have been seen to be a line-looking, genial hearted and kindly eyed man of somo fifty years. Erastus Wyeville was. in fact, one of thoso superior men who are every year getting morn common, and who aro farmers and workers without ceasing to possess all the, instincts and sentiments of the best class of gentlemen. Ito be continued, i THE NEWS, In thc ease against ex-Agent McClure, of tho Law nud Order So.-ii ty, of Pittsburg, alderman Roho and hs constable, Kerscher, charged with conspiracy, tho jury found uU of the defendants guilty ns Indicted.-An agreement was arranged between the repro tentatives of (ho Amalgamated Association mid the sheet iron manufacturers fixing tho s 'ale of wages.-?Fire, Which broke out in Willogbby fe Hill's clothing house, in Chi? cago, caused ? loss of 180,000.?-Mrs. Jes? sie Hale was shot and killel In Texarkana. Mrs. Bale's husband and a man named R. E. j Leo had a rough-nud-tiiniblo light during the j day, in which Leo was worsted. At night Los and his s a appeared at tho Hale resi? dence and opened Uro on Mr. and Mrs. Hale. ?-Samuel Thorpe, colored, was bunged in ! Havannah, (ia., for ihe murder of Charles Bronson.-Tho affairs of the Carbon Iron Company are being wound up, nnd n receiver has teen appointed Itt New York. Tho con t ern has not been in existence for five months ; has no property, was merely au ex? perimental organization. Alfred J. Biddle, master of the American barkent'&e Anita Berwind. died near Havana from yellow fever.?-Two .rolored children wore run down hy a trnin on Sheuck's tres? tle, Richmond and Danville Railroad, near Charlottesville.?Fire broke out at Holm's gluss works facto:y, owned by tbe United Ht ates Class Company, in Wheeling, and luirned several of tho buih"-*gs. Lo s 9X5, 00); insured.-The f agu ni" re Hotel at Lake George was destroyod hy fire. Tho Hames were first discovered at ubout 1.3), and within three hours tho bul ding was al? most a total loss. Th<i less is estimated nt $200,000.-The Rev. W. \V. Kone. aged ninety years, died In Denison. Tex. He wiw tbe oiliest Baptist minister in the United Rates, having entered the ministry at tho age of eighteen. He was for n number ot years a missionary to tho Oregon Indians. Judge Hanford, in Seattle, placed the Beattie, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in tho banda Ol u receiver. Thomas Reeves was ap? pointed. The road has been operated by tha* Northern Pacific for nbout to yea 8.-The Illinois Fuel Company, of Springfte'd, failed. ?-A train dashed into n. buggy in Chicago, killing thrco children and injuring the mother.-Mary Reilly, who had been wronged by tho man sho loved, jumped from a fourth-story window of a house on Madison street, in Now Yo k, and was killed. An of? ficer patrolling his post at half-past thrco o'clock came across tho woman's body lying on the sidewalk near the curb. Fire which broke out in a pile cf cordwood Containing 100,000 cords, caused a loss of 1600.000 lo the Homestnks and Associate bining Company, near Doadwood, S. D. Ono thousand men wero put at work flght Ir.re; the Humes, and all the mines and mills of tho company aro shut down. Fire destroyed the Basse.t planing mill, the Clayton A Bas? sett plew factory and tho Bidwell rendering works, In Minneapolis. Tho Aro caught in tie rendering works. Total loss $50,000 ; iu ?junine* light.-Mrs. T. P. Harris and daughter, ten years old, were drowned in tbe Rio Qraudo river nix miles west of Del Norte, CoL Harris his wife and child and u young mau named Tinker had successfully crossed thc river. On tho bank the horses balked end backed the wagon into the river.-? Lightning struck F. ll. Bunker's bouse in Atlanta, Ga. The building was turned to tho ground, ond a cottage on each side was also destroyed.-The captain anil crew of the abandoned ship Derbyshiro arrived al San Diego on the coal ship Port Patrick.?? Samuel S. Draper, Judge of the C'^uit of Monroe and Carbon Counties, Pa., died at Rroudsburg of gout. --Charles V. Palmer, ton of the late Court lund Palmer, Hr., and brother of tho lute Court land Palmer, who was the founder and president of tho Nine? teenth Century Club, died at Heliport, L. I.. of peritonitis, following an operation for ap? pendicitis. Tne doors of the state bank of Lockhaven, Ta., were closed, and it was announced that tbe I auk had gene into liquidation.-Argu? ment in the case of the Reading Railroad re? ceivers' eertlflc tes was concluded, and tho master will make his report to the United States Court in Philadelphia next, week.-? In 11 battle between the guards and a lot of convicts, Who bad escaped from tho pris n ut Fo'so 11, Cul., ihree convicts wero killed, and two, including the train robber Sontag, fatally hurt-Wm. H. Moore, editor of the Evening News of Augusta,Ga., dropped doad in his room.-Fx-Congressman Wallace,ol South Carolina, died at his home near York ville.??The quarterly report of the Trades? man,compiled Irom 10,000reiurns from every town in the Hou.h, shows a continued de? velopment of the textile industry, seventy two new cotton and woolen mills have been organized. The returns show n'so forty-fivo flour mills established, and forty-four foun? dries and machine shops.-Rev. Joseph B. Cheshire, Jr., of Charlot:e, N. C., was sleeted assistant bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church for the diocese of North Carolina.?-Nell McCabe, a young man of Bellaire. Ohio, was found munlered by a road side. His sweetheart hus teen arrested on suspicion of knowing more about the matter than sho will tell.-The Rev. D. C. John, D. D., pastor ot the Wauwatosa Meth? odist Episcopal church nt Milwaukee has ac? cepted the presidency of the Clark Univer? sity Bi Atlanta, Ga.-Malignant diphtheria is raging ia Huron county Uk)?, NO FEAR OF CHOLERA, Government Officials Ho Not Expect the Disease. Reappearance of cholera in lurope decs hot cause any alarm among United States Treasury officials. Reports are daily re? ceived from United States Consuls and other ngents abroad, and they concur that the cli? matic conditions that have so far obtained in Europe are not conducive to the spread of cholera there. There havo been sporadic eases ol cholers nnd some deaths from it. but the disease htxi not spread as it dial last year, and they ex? pect thnt it will not reach this country. Assistant Secretary Curtis, of the Treas? ury Department, wbo has trsneral supervis? ion over the Marine Hospital service of the Treasury, coincides with this view ot th? situation as expressed by foreign agents, bul still maintains ami will continue, tea d'. SO tho closest scrutiny over Immigrants ami others coming from cholera infected coun? tries. The system of Inspection on holli Bides of the" Atlantic is believed to bo af Dearly complete as can be made. Startling Action of Silver Magnates at Denver, Col, Benoni Situation All Through thi Min in legions of the West. Mines, mills and smelters ol Colorado are to shut down Immediately. This is the edict thnt went forth from Denver lo the mining camps of thc State, san yin? consteruatio-i to the bumble homes of thousands of miners in 103 camps and to the many avenues of trade dependent upo.i their work. Never in the history of the State has such a fearful blow been struck to her prosperity. In all from 25,000 lo 30.000 men will bo be afteeteal hy? the shut down. The meeting wns the result of muturo de? liberation. For months, in fact, for years, thc mino owners have been continuing work tvith the hope of brighter day.-3, but when silver dropped '0 cents within four days and got to a pant where lt wat- unmarketable there was nothing to be done but suspend. From all the leading silver camps of the State the mine owners nnd managers carno to discuss tho matter fully and carefully. In tho meeting there were Ihe great salver mil? lionaires, tho heavy smelter owners and the leading bankers. There were no speeches, no waste of words. The s ssiou did not la t ten minutes J. J. Hagermnn. tx mil ionaire several times over, who bolds n large share of Moliie Olb son Stock, V.xe rich, st -silver mine in America, nnd who is building the great IV o, Poad in New Mexico, called tho meeting to oider. James li. Grunt, of Omaha A Grant smelters, wa- selected ts chairman, and John G. tiraha n. of Lesdvi le. was made secretary. "No speech i? necessary for me upon this occasion," said Mr. Grant, aa be took ibo chair. ??You ail know for what purpose wo have assemble I bera. Wo aro renaly to pro 0 cd to business." On mo ion of David ll Moffat, tbe chair appointed u committee of five on resolutions, ns follows: J. J. Hager man. chairman; D. H. Molfnt, P. C. Brown. M. Vf. Thatcher and A. M. Hyman. TH* resolutions lAsr.r.u. Thc Rceolttlons Committee then retired and after a short ubscne'O returned with Ihe following r solutions, which were read by the secretary : ??Whereas. It appears from the continued al tacit on sliver ly thc mono-metaliste of the United states, England aud other nations that there exists in t fir minds (induced probably by the product of un exceptional or phenomenal mine) ihe idea that tho meta! ,s so abundant and tlie cost of production so little nu to justify the depreciation of its value, nnd "Whereas, From years of i-xpcrience Id mining, milling und smelting, we ure ina position to more thoroughly and correctly know the actual cost of producing silver nnd have, in the hope that its market value We.uk! more nearly approximate its intrinsic raine by its rehabilitation on borne equitable basin, kept our men employed in our mines, mil I and smellers, though at a loss to ourselves in genera', anal '?Whereas, Prom the present price and the condition of affairs and tendency ot events it is a vident this hope is dissipated for the present, now. therefore, tie it. B<< Mired, that it is the unanimous sense of this minting ol' mine, mill and 'melter riwuers that wo linet put A stop to Our furtlier losses by an hume Hate and complete cessation Ol ail our silver mining, milling and smelting operations In the state of Col? orado. in tho full belief thnt the monometal ist clement will finally appreciate three vital points : ? 1 That the world cannot transact its bus? iness without the use of silver as money. 2. That the actual cost snd value of tho metal far exceeds the incorrect views which they liuvo formed 1 That the Inevitable a-ourso of events will quickly demonsti ate thal tbe -no-mous suiais of money Invested In railroads, loans and other property will se depreciate in value that the monometolisti will also be convinced that some action must betoken With Silver to restore it to its legitimate use, which it has held from time immemorial, dad be it further "Resolved, That we deprecate and con? demn tiio Int imp rete opinions and state? ments of unreasonable men which have been j telega aphed to the East that Colorado hus j any intention of repudiating h"r obligations, I lindie or private. On the contrary, we I thi.v'x ourselves as well able as any other I part of the world to meet whatever may ! corni; in this emergency." The resolutions were unanimously adopted and thj meeting at once adjourned*. mining sr ce r__?S The great drop in the price of silver has resulted in a depreciation in the price of mining stock, such as was never before wit nesee I. Mollie Gibson stock, which a couple of months ugo was selling at .ir".75 per sbttro, slumped to ?1.55. anal wat selling at that figure iu the East with prospect of sink? ing to tl.00 or less. Business In the mining exchange is prnc tioally at a standstill, only gold stocks being traded in. There is absolutely no market for 6llver stocks at uny ? rice, nor will there be until there is a, change in the aspect ol tho silver market. BATTLE WITH MOONSHINERS One Revenue Officer and 0ae Distiller Killed in Tennessee. There waa a pitched battle In Harden county, Tenn., on the Tennessee River, be? tween revenue officers and moonshiners, in which Deputy Marshal Gardner was kided and Capt. J. W. Brown, marshal of the west? ern distict of Tennessee, was shot aud badly wounded. Ono of tho moonshiners was killed by Deputy Marshal Fanning. Several other-s surrendered and seven in all were captured. Marshal Brown and bin aids left Memphis In the morning, and near Corinth. Mies., tho posse was increased to twenty-five men. A moonshiner house w.is approached nt day? light. One saw Gardner ia tho lead and fired the contents of one barrel of S shotgun loadeal with buckshot into his breast, killing him in? sanity, ile then turned the other barrel 0 1 Marshal Brown and fired. One bullet passed through Ids chin iuto his ned-, another pierced tho right arm, another tho right bund. an?l another cut through the Augers of bis left hand. Brown fell to the earth, und will die. Anett) t moonshiner jumped from behind a tree nnd leveled his gun nt tho party, when Deputy Marshal Fanning shot him through the breast. The firing theu became general and the moonshiners drew off. The porty hail captured two men prisoners in nd d.tion to five already captured. Tho party placed Marshal Brown timi Gardner, the dead deputy, iu a wagon and took thom to tin. railroad. The district where the fight occurred hut been infested by moonshiners for years, and is regarded as a stronghold of desperatf characters. Qua and Bob Long, two of tin most notorious desperadoes in tho State, ari amouj; those captured. Thk jjundersath has approved the ne* army bill, which is modified ca the lines 0 I the Hucne compromise, DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES Peter Demille, a wealthy glass manufac? turer ot Alpena, Mich., was drowned in Laka Huron. Il a fell from a sall toat. By the explosion of mine gas In the Green Bidge Colliery nt Mt. Carmel, Penna., ono man was killed and seven others injured,two of them fatal y. Walter Pari.ino, aged 21 yenrs, and Miss Abbie Woo ey, a?. al 16 years, were drowned by the capsizing of a row boat at Glen Park, near Watertown, New York. A train on the Burlington road struck a buggy in Chicago, Fred vf, Inbo'sen, aged 6 years' Qracc ianolsen, 5 montbs,were kided : Maggie Slavin, aged IS years, had ber skull fractured, and Mrs. Flora lnholiren was ser? iously injuied. Kev's members of the family of Conrad I,ennig,of Omaha,were poisoned, one daugh? ter dying. Two others are in a critia-al con? dition. Tho nature of the poison, which was taken in food, is unknown, but the poisoning is thought to have beeu a<*cidentnl. Geoboe \Y. Ritter and William Anderson were killed while working ut a railroad wreck on tho Ontario und Western Railroad, rrearCroo- Falls, N. Y., by being crushed beneath n Pullman conch which had toppled over on its side. They were trying to raise Ihe car wh a the jacks gu ve way. Colonel Samuel P. Bose, a prominent lawyer and Democratic politician,of Denver, Col., acclda ntally shot and killed himself. He bad been r. roused from sleep and was on his way down ^alrs lo investigate ween hia? re? volver w.is d schargcd, the bull passing through Colonel Rose's abdomen. Sixrv cns i of malignant diphtheria nre re? ported in Far.s township, Huron ca-unty, Michigan. The two main roads leading from Fnris to Minden City were guarded I y men acting under authority of the Minden town? ship Board of Health, with instruotions lo stop all persons who ara* on the way inna the homes or immediate vicinity of tho famil? ies afflicted. A HUMAN MONSTER HUNG, Execution of tha Italian Who Killed His Ministering Nurse Pielro Euccicri was hanged nt Reading, Tn. The drop fell ut ll :06. He was dead at 11:14. Pietro Buccieri's crime wns one of the most fiendish in tho criminal annals of Pennsyl? vania. He was born in St. Peters. Italy, tairty-seven years ago. came to America thirteen years ago, and in IH'JQ drilled lo Reading, where he carried cn shoemaking, and often nttendei to the business corr s pondence of his fellow countrymen. In February, 1892, he was admlttod to St. Jos? eph's Hospital, suffering With a burned arm received by the explosion of li s lamp iu his shop. On June 2,3 the Sisters served the hos? pital patients with milk, uni ashen Kistei Hlldaoerta handed bi rn his, he jumped out ol his bed, pursued her with an open knife, out I into the a-orridor, ami finally Into the kitchen, : sad plunged the dirk into her abdomen. She d.ed ihe next day, and so strong was tl.:* feeling aga nst the prisoner that there wns some strong talk ol lynching him, but better counsel prevailed and h.' was gtvsa a fnir trial inst September, convicted and (sentenced to be hanged. Buceieri's motive for tha killing of the innocent sister has never been divulged, nnd it is the universnl belief that he plotted the murder without provocation, una in his own llensish nature carried lt out. The Supreme Court, Gov. Fattison and the Board of Fardous, all refused lo interfere. During his incarceraiion he was stolid aud indifferent to bis fate, and his infrequent reading of the Bible seemed to make very lit- . tie impression on bim. His wife and sou. nual his mother and a sister live in Italy, and have been informed of his fate. NEW SUBMARINE EOAT. The Inventor Planned to have It Run on Wheels on the Bottom of the Ooean. One of the few novel ideas that have come to light ns tho result of thc reoen! advertise? ment for plans for a eu' marino naval bout Involves the construction of a cr.ift that eau be sunk by admitting a limlte 1 quantity ol water and will Caen rim ar mud o i the bot? tom of the ocean on wheels. The inventor thinks that his boa* can move more d'reetly in a straight pith than a boat Subject to rt ll *etion by currents and waves, nnd therefore e aims for her the ability to pick her position with accuracy beneath tee ironclad she wishes to destroy, ile has made provisions for reaching the surfu -e when de? sired by means of a set of pimp- to expel the water admitted to the hull. AN IDIOTS AWFUL CRIME, Attacking an Invalid Mother He Be? heads and Mutilates her. A horrible crime was C .mtnitted in R<*y noldstown, Oa. Tom Fagan, au irabieile youth, nineteen years of ugo. killed hia mother by cutting her head oft with au ai, ami then split her bead open and othes SJ lee mu'.ilnted the bo ly. If rs. Fagan had bern 1)1, nnl war, confined lo her bed. While notody else was about Toni entered the room and knocked his motlier in the head with au ax. killing and horribly mutli-i ting her as describe.). When diseovere'd Fagan was in a perfont frenzy. Ho did not seem to realize tho enor? mity of his deed. CABLE SPARKS, Sehviceb in memory of Vico-Adinirnl Tryon were held in St. Peter's Church, Lou? don. A force of 6.000 I'hihipiuo Island native? attacked the Spanish fort at Mindanao and were repulsed, with a los- of 87 killed nud 300 wounded. Tai mnnicipal authorities of Meir, have voted the sum of WO.OOO marka forthe ex p-use of tho reception of the Emperor at tba* autumn maneuvers. It is reported that tx serious Mongolian up rising hus o.-curre.l at W.hol. The Chinese government, tho despsteb a bis, has sent troops to quell the disturban The Brittish government expeets the Sul? tan of Turkey to remit tin' death Hm ton Cm imposed upon the seventeen Armenians who participated in seditious riotiug in Mursovnn but spring. The ? nKur-ement of Princess Alice of Hesso to the Caarewitch la definitely settled ii,,. Fiineess before her marriage will be received Into the Creek Church, toking th, name Alexandra leodorovnri. BscToa Ab-WA-DT, the member of (he Reichstag who is now serving n sentence for libeling Prussian offl.rers, has beeu convicted of a second similar offence ami sentenced to three months' Imprisonment, FoEBXI iiiK.stiiEM. tin; k.vper of % puhlie bouse, hos been sentenced to seven years' .penal servitude forthe crime ol treason In furnishing to the French government draw? ings of tlc tl,.nunn fortress at Nen Breisacb. It is thought at Ottawa thnt the Barina ??* tribunal will decide ngaku* the United Mates' contentions, bat that the court will inn"-' regulations upon seal catching that will ex? clude British Columbian sealers from Bering oeu.