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HIGHLAND
RECORDER
vol. vi.
MONTEREY HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., SEPTEMBER 29, 1893
NO. 44.
INTRB NOUS.
I'.T KU. C'. tTRTLAND.
Erich a bonny loyal lover
Woo:an norse bad before.
Coining through the rumpled clover,
Standing in tho open door.
Oh, b 3 only said. "My Kati*I"
iSweet ti;e rasper bells did ringi j
Then I knew bs would checkmate mo,
Ko I answered, soft, "My ling !"
"Kow a kiss, dear ! Quickly dole it P
To roy heart l Md tar*-all;
But I know the thief who stol j it,
Ami I mean to watch him well.
TJ NDI.tTON. S. C.
JANET LEE
-OR
In the Shadow of the
Gallows,
uV DAVID LOWRY.
fr
H CnATTER IV?Continued.
^^ "Rise!" sud Giles Ellis, sternly. A
' figure f tiuiliar Iq tr-e wives and children
iu Salem s'ood ap. It was nn Indian
deemed by (he people of Salem more fool
thtn knave Hts tribe hid deserted him.
He had just sufficio t cunning to kuow be
?was n6 well cared for bj the whites as he
cou'd havo been by Irs own people. A
lame Indian, with a sightles* eye, he ap?
pealed to Ihe sympathy of the inhabitants
of Salem,
"If you ever breathe that you met me
bee. I will see th it you pay the penalty.
A word fromms will bo sufficient."
"I know nothing. Jou 6lesp by the
rock. I hoar nothin1?.
E lis looked at him searchingly. Then
he poiu'ed to his neck. "One Indian less
will make no difference to Sa'ern, Joa. If
you v.due your life-"
"Indian eat Uko white man." Joe was
crouching now before him. Gile-? Ellis
?wa.td a hand warningly, andhuatunedon.
In a little while hu approached John
Lee's shop.
John Lee's shop was as well known as
any house in Salem. If a wheel was
biokeu, wLo could tepoir it bettor or
quicker 'bau Jthn Lee? If a screw were
needed, who could match it, or lind a
sub titnte for i?, qu cker than John Lee?
Ko article of furniture could be repaiied
more neatly and quickly than John Lee's
hand repaired it. He was millwright,
cabinet ?maker, a cunning wo ker in iron?
a master hand at all odds and ends was
John Lee. Ho had roamed over foreign
lands when a \onng mau?a shipwrecked
b .i!or.'"-'He had gool eves and deft
bands, llesichs.had ho not served his
f u 1 tenu? It was not much wonder, there?
fore, if he was a cunning artificer in
wood.
As Giles Ellis approached John Lee's
shop, te saw before him a figure he hal
o' served t me and time again with admir?
ing eyes. His black <yes sparkled now
cs be looked at John Lee's daughter
. walking quickly from tho shop to her
j father's house,
j "Why so fast: ' said Giles Ellis, bowing
to her.
Janet Lee started, turned, and answer?
ed him civilly. "There is much to do,
and the sun is down an hour ago."
"Tarry but a minute. I would spoak
with thee."
Janet Lee paused, but she did not look
at him. On the contrary, she looked
anxiously toward her father's house.
"I have that to say to thee, Janet, that
it is btst hhould be heard by thee alone.
I am of good repute. I have ample means.
No discredit att iches to my name or kin.
I have long desired-"
"Stnv. It were best unsaid," Janet re?
plied with d guity.
"How? May a man not speak his mind?"
"I say it were better not. It cannot be,"
said Janet. "Let me pass."
"Aud why can it not be? Have you no
void for mo?"
I never thought of it."
Aye, to be sure. It is man's place tc
ihink and to speak. But I am not ta^ih
iside, Janet Lee. I will speak to youi
lather."
-No, sol It cannot le, Giles Ellis,'
Janet said. She was almost ready to cry
w.
"Strange words these. Can not?must
i ot. Strange words from a girl whe
hould consult her father, and take coun
t,el of her mother."
"No str.Dger than has been said sinc<
world wi s," Janet replied passionately.
"So?" Giles Ellis drew himself up tc
his full height. "I have not heard; 'til
news if you are piomised to another."
"That is no concern of thine," said
Janet with spirit. She drew away fron
him with flashing eyes and burning
cheeks.
"Anger becomes you well. I like a giri
of spirit."
"lt will profit .iou little whether I have
6Dir t or am tame. I will bid thee good?
night."
"Maybe so. Time will tell. I said ]
was not easily set aside."
"And I say, Master Ellis, it never cai
be. I will never marry you."
"Oh, women have siid as much ant
more aud lived to think better of it."
"lt were wiser to end this now. Good
night."
As sbe left him his eyeB glowed and hi
countenance grew dark with evil passions
"Since when havel btcome so ill-favorei
here?" h? asked himself. "Your w.ll i
law for the present, Mhb Janet." Thei
os be beheld her disappearing in thehous
w ithout deigning to look back, he scowled
"Your high he id shall be bowed, m;
lady. Aye, aud the scorn that sits oi
your lips wi 1 be tinned ti another moo:
if div will prevails."
Then he passed on.
CHAl'TER V.
WHAT lil'MOU I ED ON.
Dorothea Lee stood near the dresse
with o.ie hand on the back of a chair
lost in thought.
A neat, trim figure, simply clad. Sb
h cl a beautiful, kindly, and, better thai
nil else, a true face with tine lines in it
A serene face with a sweet expiession wa
Dorothea, Lee's to all the world. As sh
stood thi re pondering, the involuntar
frown possibly added piquancy to a fad
that men and women contemplated wit]
pleasure. Her finely penciled eyebrowi
were slightly conti act. d; her gaze wa;
bent upon tho floor w her she heard a ste'
approaching, whereupon she busied her
self with the thi-gs on 1he dresser. Th
dresser w s wholly her husbaud's handi
work, end comp ne J in neatness and fin
ish with any piece- of furniture in Nei
En Tand.
The ttev was Janet's. Janet was th
counterpart of her mother, with the big'
color Dorothea Lee possessed when 6h
was in her teens. Mother and daughte
were as beautiful as two women coola fa
with the Mme number of ye irs botwee
them. Janet did not pa ise in the roon
or speak to her mother, but passed acroe
Ibe room and entered a lesser room tht
served her own needs. Her mo'her sti
Blood near tbe dress.r, when a youn
worn n with sh rp features, high cl e k
boues, nnd keen eyes enteied. "Dorothea
Lee looked at her servant sharply.
"I find only half tbe cake I placed herjj
two hours ago, Ann."
"I know naught of the cake," Ann an?
swered, sulkily.
"lt matters not, You and Ezra oro uol
eome to all you can eat-"
"Ezra can speak for himself. Hero he
comes" Aa Ezra TttXfte.l the door, Doro?
thea Lee addressed him In even tones:
"It is 1 othing. I was but saying you
aro welcome to all yo i can oat and drink.
I put twite as much cake on the plate as
is here."
Then, like Ann Bigger, the apprentice
answered sullenly: "Hester Lee has the
best of my muscles?'tis not the fashion
to stint one in meul aud mil!?, mistress.''
"That is true, too," said his mistress,
gravely. Then she adele I quickly, and
with a note of pride in her rising toni s,
"So be very c uetul, loth of you, never to
Bay that any one Berring John Lee, is
stinted in meat or drink."
"If meat or milk dis ippears," said Ann
Bigger, nodding her head in a mysterious
manner, "thore's ways for them to go
without hands touching them. Stranger
things are witnessed every hour in the
dav."
"Cease, Ann," her mistress said, nuJ
the a tho appr.nlice and maid disap?
peared.
When these two were alone Aun sa d:
"The mistress' tongue is sharp-set ever
since yesterday morning."
"I'll not ha\e it sharpened r.t my cost,"
the apprentice answered, shaking his
head. Then, catching Ann in his arms,
he was on the poiut of kissing her when
she sprang from hm.
"There's master's stop."
John Lee entered tho kitchen, and fee?
ing Ezra fumbling with a pair of bullet
molds he sr.id, as he glanced at the
maid:
"I marvel Ann permits you to make
your bullets inside tbe house. However.
there's poor light out of doors now."
Then ho smiled grimly sod passed out.
When he wns out of sigh', and hearing
I the mai 1 and apprentice turned to each
other.
"Now, see what you have done, follow?
ing me here," Ann said.
Whereupon tbe apprentice slammed the
mo'ds do,vu and retorted:
"We are not up to you women. You
can put a good face on tho worst of things.
But why need we caro, when, if you only
mind vbur whys, we'll be married some
day?
me."
You are as good as promised to
"There's many a slip between the cup j
and lip."
"Aye, is there? I'm none bo sure you \
would suit me every way." Then the ap?
prentice walked ont and slammed the
door after him.
"Poor Ezra?ho is so thick-witted,"
said Ann Bigger, as she pursed her thin
lips and Fmiled. "How I wonder what
Mistress Lee means. It is not often I
carry cake to Abagail. Anl i-he 6peaks
to me again?I'll say it is witches' work."
An hour later-John Lee le-entered hi
house with a grave face nnd preoccupied
manner, and, seeking his wife, immedi?
ately broached the matter that was on his
mind.
"Dorothea, bas our Janet refused Giles
Ellis?"
"1 do not know, John,"' Mistress Lee
answered, calmly.
"It will not be well to trifle with Giles,
now above all times. My brother Mar?
tin's folly may prove a serious matter,
and Giles could do me a good service.
He wants our Janet to wife. Ho has the
favor of men in high places nnd sub?
stantial means."
"lhere are others equal'y well-to-do,"
said Dorothea Lee. "Hale a dozen for
that matter. I hope there may never be
need of his good offices."
"If we count those in favor in high
places, there are few can compare with
GileB Ellis," John Lee replied. "I passed
bim within the hour, and there was that
in his manner I do not understand. I
came straight to fisk \ou if you know
aught that has passed between Giles and
Janet."
"I know nothing?but I do not like
Gilts Ellis, nor never did."
"Is he not industrious? Has he not a
presentable figure? Is his family not ns
good as any between Salem aud Boston?"
"I have no objection to his people,"
Dorothea replied.
"Is ho not sober, saving, fair-handed iii
everything?"
His wife was silent.
"What more would you havo for our
Janet?"
Thtn his wife lookdd up at him and re?
plied: -"I have never opposed ,\oui
wishes, but there was a tinio when all
these things would not- did not?sdisfy
me, John, and Janet is very like hei
mother."
"Giles Ellis ia i ephew to Depu'y Gov?
ernor Danforth no less, and if the worst
happens my brother Martin"?here John
Lee lowered his voice, and, leaning close
to his wife, added, with a perceptible
tremor in his tones?"Giles Ellis may
sa\o Martin from the gallows. This m s
fortune of John Winslow's preys on me;
there are strange reports. I am fear?
ful-"
"Then you are not like yourself, John
Lee," Dorothea answered. " 'Tis not like
you. And 'tis less like you to force our
Janet's wishes."
"I would not press her?far from it.
But' surely you mav speak to her and see
6he gives eur to Giles when he comes
again."
"Janet must choose for herself," said
Doiothea.
"It cannot be"--John Lee paused.
"Surely you do not prefer Proctor?
Where is Janet? I will speak lo her."
"I am here, father." Herparents tinned.
Janet stood near the doer. "I havo heard
all you said."
Something in her manner told John
Lee she had met Giles Elli*.
"You have spoken to Giles Ellis. Did
you speak him fair? I see you did not.
Yet you knew my wishes."
"I could not help it, father." She
looked at him appealingly, but he pre.
vented her from speaking, as with up?
lifted band he said:
"Have I not been a good father to you?
And a just? I will not be unjust now.
We will take time to think?consider well
before Giles tomes this way again."
"But, father-"
''Beac, child. I say wo will consider
this ma'tor well, and then we will know
our ground."
"Father, I cannot marry Giles Ellis.''
"Cannot?" echoed John Lee, slowly,
"Whynot?"
"Because I hate and fear him." She
met his look now fiimly.
John Lee turned from his wife to hit
daughter, and from his daughter to hb
wife, before he could find wo'ds to express
his amazement.
"What words ave these?h de, fear?"
There was silence for a time. Then
John Lee, who never did anything with?
out deliberating, said, in the tone of r
parent soothing a refectory and spoiler
child, very slowly, "Well, well. Vie wi!
say no more row. There?go to you:
mother, child." He advanced to thi
door, turned and looked at her bb 8h<
bowed beside her mother, and askiiif
himself, "What can possess our Janet?'
passed out of the door.
Bric-ii-Bvac Cabinets,
Pretty cabinets for bric a brae an
those imported from China ard made o
carved teakwood. They are arrunge!
with irregular tedious elaboralel;
carved with open sides out out in fret
work pat ferns. The e cabinets srefoum
in black, in a rich walnut color, and ir
the natural red color of the wood. 1
small standing cabinet, twentv-sevei
inches by thirty-two in height, is soil
at $25. A large piece of furniture serei
feet high, with doora finely carved clos
ing the lower part, ia s 12">. The elabov
ate carving on one ol' these cabinet
often represents years of labor, as thei
wood is almost as bard as lignum-vitsB
Bamboo cabinets, useful for books o
bric-a-brac, aro sold in sizes ii ve fee
high and three feet wide at $10. .
richly carved hanging cabinet in teak
wood costs about $25; a quaint st vic c
teakwood cabinet in irrregular cigzai
shape is eold at the sn.me }u-ice. Simpl
bamboo hanging cabinet;; are $2.71
The pretty carved tables of teakwooi
with marble tops come in differen
sizes, so that they can be utilized fo
pedestals, parlor-stands, wash-dand
anti various other purposes.
HABOOK8 was a name used formerl
in Jamaica to designate runaway slave;
The Maroons of Jamaica fought th
British Government from 1655 to 179"
and were finally conquered by the ni
of the Cuban bloodhounds, t>f whic
the maroons had a well-founded hoi
ror. Some were sent to Africa an
some to Nova Scotia, where their th
scendants still remain.
Fortune doep not change men;
unref>*ks therii.-.Mme. Necker.
When they were alone, Janet exclaimed,
frith n burst o:' tears: ?
"I will never, never marry Giles Ellis.
"There; what n< ed to was-to tears?
rhere's no ono pressing thee. If another
vere to ask, you'd not say nay."
Whereupo i Janet suddenly kissed her
nnther on either cheek.
"'Tis only his mood. He is fearful on
account of vour uncle. Hut I am sure
Martin Lee will not br ngdisgrace on any
one."
"My uncle is as good, nye, and better
lhan many here," J;;net replied, as she
stood up, as though prepared to moot her
ancle's accusers face to fare.
At that moment Ezra Easty and Ann
Bigge! enteied the house. Ezra's eyes
were dilated. Ann Bigger's hands wcrj I
lifted above her hetti.
"0. mistress, ihe most ciuel thing.
They have found three of John Winslow's
sheep lying in the field with their throats
cut. 'Tis bke the same one th it cut the
horse's throat killed the poor innocen
sheep."
"Whotold you this story?" Dorothea
Lee looked from one to the other com?
posedly.
"I i-aw them with my own eyes," Ezra
answered, "ns any one can. Now we know
who in ikes the cows sick, and-"
"Well?" demanded Doiotbei Lee, still
looking at the apprentice calmly, "what
moro do you know?"
Ezra looked ahnshed, bul a glance from
Ann caused him to hold his head up
acaiu. "I den't know, but Indinn Joe
knows, r.nd th?v will make him tell
whether the witches or lie did it; and he
says he didn't-"
Bnt Dorothea Lee did not ask any
more questions, and Janet turned slowly
and left the room.
CHAPTER VI.
THE FIRST WHISPERS.
The misfortune that befell John Wins?
low happened at a time when the people
of Salem were lcd to believe men,
women, nnd children were in league with
the devil. The sermons of a minister
who preached what many today regard
as an arid religion excited the apprehen?
sions of the intelligent, and intensified
thc prejudices of the ignorant and super?
stitious. The speculations of the edu?
cated, tbe guarded language of the men
of the closet aud the bookworms, all
proved like tho spark that fires tho piturie
or forest in autumn. Thc consequences of
Cotton Mather's utterances were fur
reaching. The craze that swept over the
community, influenced by his and others'
teachings, was as appalling in a moral
sense as ihegreahst conflagr .tion that
ever Bwept the earth.
Men who had borne firms in defense of
their families and their neighbors, who
had di-played extraordinary cont gi in
maintaining their love of liberty and re?
ligious faith surrendered- bowed craven?
like before the storm of prejudice excited
against witches. Then wns beheld the
most pitiable exhibition of cowordico a
too credulous people ever presented to
the world. Women nnd bab;s wero im?
prisoned upon the most flimsy cha-ges.
Women, whose lives were pure, whose
conduct afforded no ground for suspicion,
were torn from their homes, immured in
prison, aud han?ed. Some wretched
creature whispered they were guilty of
witchcraft; the story was repeated until
the authorities were compelled to take
cognizance of the circumstances. A trial
or hearings followed, which in these days
would be termed a faice; those charged
with witchcraft wero returned to prison,
confined there many months, and some
were hanged.
'Jhetime was ripe for accusations of
this nature when ihe people of Salem
learned that John Wins'ow's horse and
sheap were k lied in the open Held. In?
st ntly the tongue of rumor nscribod
this act of unparalleled barbirity to
witches. The rumor spread rap dly. A
hundred tongues wero wagging at the
same time.
There were no detectives in those dayB
of simplicity and severe living; no news?
paper ropoiters assisting justice nnd
competing for the latest news. The ns
sumption that Ihe horse's throat, even if
cut by mortal hands, was evidence of the
presence of witches, was not openly
questioned, and upo.i this assumption
the community rested and based all fu?
ture action.
The public temper waa in this condi?
tion when the Marshal of Salem encoun?
tered GileB Ellis.
"This is a strange affair of Master
Winslow's," said Samuel Hobbs.
"No stranger than many other things,"
Giles answered. He looked meaningly at
tho Marshal.
"You speak vaguely. Is there aught I
should know in my cipacity?"
"No, no, Master Hobbs. I make nc
charges. Far from it. You will have
plenty of work to your hauls without
any of my adding. But I hear strange
rumors con erning the Lees."
The Marshal looked gr ive. "The Lees.
Then I. for one, speaking as a man, bh\
it is time gossip < gave their tongues rest
It will be hard to mak" men believe ill ol
Join Eoe. I know no braver, no bette]
citizen or friend than John Lee. Why
was it not his hand sYvei my life wher
the Indian had me at his mercy? No, no
You will go far, yet find no ninn in Mas?
sachusetts who thinks ill of John Lee,'
said the Marshal, warmly.
Ito bk continued, i
THE NEWS,
Tho inability of the Lehigh Valley Coal
Company to secure commission mon to han?
dle the output of the individual operators ol
tho Lehigh Valley coal region has resulted
in tho failure of tho proposed contract, where?
by the company was to purchase tho coal
mined hy the individual operators for one
year.-At Now Castle, Del., Sheriff Gould
whipped nine colored mendal three white
men for various grades of theft. Threo ol
the colored men in addition to being whipped,
wero oblige 1 to stand one hour in tbe pille ry.
All of the viet ms were sentenced to various
terms of imprisonment and fined in addition.
-Senator Boyd, of St. John, N. H., wai
eiworn in as li mtenint governor of the
province.-At tho closing srs-ions of tho
Letter-carrier's' National Association in
Kansas City, it waa decided to urge upon
Congress a tenure of office bill rather than
present any measure for increase of pay.
Frank E. Smith, of San Francisco, was
elected president.-Crooked work hy
deputy marshals caused a rot nt the Chero?
kee Strip.-?Daniel Shawer was convicted
in Romney, W. Va., of tho murder of Abso
lam Iser.-Mrs. netherford shot aud killed
J. Lowney, in Coal Creek, Tenn.
A unique traiu robbery took place on the
Sauta Fe road. Soon af ai a train started
two men went through tho cars, calling for
tickets. Nearly everybody paid cash faro,
and tbe selfnppointod conductors pocketed
every amount tendered them, giving no
change, and in aevoral cases grabbing money
from passengers and threatening them with
revolvers if they protested. Near Orlando
the men jumped from tho train, but they
wero afterward raptured ly deputy marshal9
nnd loeked up.-The Boston flyer on the
Lehigh and Hvdaoa Railroad rna into a
freight traiu at Lake Grinnoll, killing freight
conductor Herrick, of Warwick, N. Y. Two
cars wero burned up, nnd the two engines
were derailed and thrown down the em?
bankment.-Henry Poindexter, an escaped
com ict from tho prison at Eddy vibe, Ky.,
was arrested in Griffin, Ind. *T.o was sent
up in 1886 for sixteen years forsteajin^ $2,500
worth of diamonds, and was in prison a
mouth. He hud been living in Eddyville for
(lvo years, conducting a taloon.-In a
Jealous rage George Heebuer shot and killed
Harry West in front )i the latter's home in
Philadelphia.-Maggie Missencrawl, a
feeble-minded girl of thirteen years, was
fatally scalded iu a boiling water bath given
her by one of the older ';irls in an asylum in
Delaware county. Pa.
Five prisoners, all whit", escaped from tnt
county jail in Litchfield, Ky., by gaining ac?
cess to the bathroom, Ihen cutting through
a brick wall aud letting themselves down by
means of blankets tied tog' ther.-Tho large
barn on the farm of the Northampton County
(Pa.) Almshouso was destroyed by nn incen?
diary Are. Four head of cuttle | erishoJ, and
all tho yenr's crop destroyed.-Mart, Bu?
ford A Barwell, the carriuge manufacturers
of St. Paul, have fniled.-Sir Alexander T.
Galt, former y a Canadian cabinet official,
died in Montreal, at the age of seventy six.
At Gowanstown, in Canada, the dwelling of
Mrs. Martin, who was eighty-one years of
age, was burned, aud the old Indy perished
in the flames. Albert Ihomas. an English
youth employed on the place, is missing, and
foul play is suspected.-Fire destroyod
much valuable business property in Owings
villc, Ky. The loss is estimated nt 8150,0 0.
-Rev. Mr. Mo-sledder, of Snencerville, O ,
was assaulted by hoodlums and may die
from his injurhs.-The Port Townsend
National Bank, of Port Townsend, Washing
ton, closed.-An action was begun in tho
United States Circuit Court to hnve a re?
ceiver appointed for the Union Trust Com?
pany, of Sioux City, Ia.
In a bigamy casa which was tried al tho
Criminal Sessions in Toronto, the judge ex
pressol a very pronounced opinion that an
American divorce ctuld not be accepted in
Canadian courts ns binding or ns dissolving
the marriage th s.?Mrs. David Dowden,
living six miles from West Elisabeth, N. J.,
attempted to light the fire with kerosene. Au
explosion resulted, and Mrs. Dowden and
her child wero burned to death. The house
and contents were destroyed.-Tho Has?
kell nnd Barker Car Works at Michigan
City, Ind., emplo, ing about one thousnnd
men, has resumed operations. There is a
general awakening in manufacturing circles
in Northern Indiana.-There was n rear
end collision on the Pittsburg and Western.
The conductor of the freight was killed, but
none of Hie passengers of the express were
hurt.?Henry D- Cochran, the gold bullion
embezzler, w<.s commute I lo j iii in default
of $17.5 0 bail.-John D. Linss, of Roches?
ter, put his head on the track of the Centra!
Railroad, and allowed a train to run over it
-The general synod of the Church o
England, in Canada, has adopted a resolu
tion declaring toligious teaching in publf
schools absolutely necessary, la order tc
either fulfill Ihe true purpose of education
or to conserve tho highest interest of thi
lint ion at Inrce.
After two months of Idleness the rollinp
mill of the Valentino Iron Company, of Belle
fonte, Pa., has again been put in operntiou.
Tbe mill will be run as long as the compnnj
cnn sell their iron-Cuptiiin'Brontz, of tin
schooner Glad Tidings, reported at Algonao.
Mich,, tho sinking of a black steam yacht
near Southampton, with those on board.?
The Congregational Church, the Cresceni
House and ed Joining buildings, in Franklin
Mass., were destroyed by fire.-A despatct
from tho ci'.y of Mexico states that it is cal
culated that tho silver crisis will involve at
annual loss of revenue to Mexico of *10,00-V
0,0.-The business section of Machiasport
Mo., was destroyed by ll re.-Three convicti
attempted to escape from tho state prison ir
Arkansas City. Tho guards fired, fa tal li
wojnding ono of the men. Tho others es
caped. Tho couvicts were all colored.?
Liveright, McCoy & Co., the most extensivi
soft coal operators in Clearfield county, wit!
main office in Philadelphia, failed. It i
eaiil that the cause of the late General Mc
Coys suicide was a foresight of the crash o
this firm, of which he was a member.
In consequence of cholera in Hamburg tin
steamers for New York will start from Cux
haven. There immigrants will be detain*
five days before embarking. Thero is m
:hange in tho situations" tbe Continent.
Cuba h_slo2 co-eoTl"-*-"009. 700 sugn
plantations, 4,500 tobago estates, 3,200 cal
tie farms, and 1,700 small farms devoted t
various products.
One Hundredth Anniversary of
Founding of the Capitol.
MUSIC AND "SPEECHES.
Both Houses of Congress, the Cabi?
net and the Diplomatic Corps
Attend the Exercises-A Par?
ade of Soldiery and Civic
Societies.
The centennial anniversary of tho laying
of corner-stone of tho National Capitol was
celebrated liltingly Monday. Piesident
Cleveland and nearly ali the other high
officials of the Government were present.
Pennsylvania avenue was Unod with patri.
otic Americans, and the troopers marched in
company front to the iu piring strains of
numerous bunds, with bunting waved above
their heads.
Washington wns in holiday dress. The day
was a legal holiday. Tho departments wero
closed, general business was suspended aud
tho city turned out en masse to seo the
parade, and attend the ceremonies at the
east front of the Capitol. Both Hous '3 of
Congress held only short sessions, and Sen
atorj and Representatives marching in a
I ody from their legislative chambers joined
in tho ceremonies.
The celebration began with the ringing of
the centennial chimes. All the old patriotic
airs were rung on tho tells, between i) and 10
o'clock, aud even befcro this the streetsAvere
thronged with people. All the public build?
ings were decked out in a profusion ot
bunting, nnd s >me of tho privet i displays
Were as astistic ns any mado at tho inaugur?
ation.
Long before 1 o'clock, when the procession
was to move, the different military and'civic
organizations had taken their position in
and about tho squire directly opposite the
White Hous?,) and when Geu. Ordway gave
the order for the column to move every or?
ganization was in l'no. As Gen. Ordway
with his escort, rode over to the White
House to escort the President and the mem?
bers of tho Cabinet to tho head of the line,
the centennial chimes began to poul again,
and the waiting thousands broke iuto u
cheer.
When President Cleveland accompanied
by Deriah Wilkins, of the Celebration Com?
mittee, rode out to tho avenue, he was re?
ceived with a mighty shout, whoa he ac?
knowledged by raising his hat several times.
It was tho President's first public appa.innce
so to sp^ak, since the stories wero circulated
about his sickness, nnd every eye in the vast
throng was fixed upon him. ilia face was
ruddy and his oyc was bright, and tho crowd
eaw this at a glance, and expressed its satis?
faction in a deepening yell of delight which
rumbb'd down Pennsylvania avenue until
the Capitol was reached. There the shouts
became a roar. Thousands were gathered
about the stand, and hats and canes wore
thrown iuto the air and handkerchiefs and
parasols were waved when tho President
appemed.
Tho procession moved in four divisions.
In the first division were bodies of Odd Fel?
lows, oldest inhabitants, Knights of Pythias,
Elks and Noble Ked Men. The second divis?
ion comprised the Society of the Cincinnati,
the G. A. It. and Mexican veterans nnd the
Sons of the American Revolution. The
ttiird division comprised the District Na?
tional Guard, some regulars and some v.sit?
ing militia.
The fourth division was composed of vet?
eran firemen and visiting fire Associations.
At the head of the procession, immediately
followiug Grand Marshall Ordway and his
mounted staff rode tbe President of the
United States and his cabinet officers. The
President rode in nn open narouche, with
Beriah Wilkins Chairman of the Reception
Committee, and was escorted by a squadron
of United States cavalry, which made a glit?
tering show in showy full dress uniforms'
j hornets and waving plumes.
lu tho carriage followiug tho President
came the orator of tho day, William Wirt
Henry, of Virginia, a grandson of Patrick
Hen: y, attended by Lawrence Gardner, Chair?
man of the General Committee. The Cabinet
rode iu order of rank as named in tho Fi cai -
dentinl Succession bil1. Each Cabinet officer
was attended by two members of the Com?
mittee on Arrangements.
After i.Bo Cabinet officers came Bishop
P.in t, or Maryland, chaplain for the day, in
his epl3Cop.il robes; then carno Associate
Judges Brown nnd Field, representing the
United States Supreme Court, and after them
? he Joint Committee of Congress, the Com
i j missioners of the District, the Judiciary of
the District, the Society of Cincinnati and
thc General Committee. The procession oc?
cupied u little more than an hour in passing
a given point.
When the procession arrived tit the Capitol
the entire space in front of the Capitol al
most over to the new library building w.'S
flllod |with people, and out of this mass o
umbrella-covered heads tbe statue of Wash
ingtou appeared to ri.se Uko a specter view?
ing the scene. Tho President and Vice
President, Cabinet officers, the Speaker, thc
Supremo Court, the diplomats and other dis
tinguished persons occupied the centra
stand erected in front of tho main entrance,
To the loft of this was a stand provided foi
the members of Congress and their friends
On tho right of the President sat 1,501 sing
ens.
Tho front of these stand.-, which covere
several hundred feet, wero covered with ihi
various flags of tho nation, aud the army am
navy ensigns and signal banners. Minglin;
with these hues were the colors of the gown
of ladies and the uniforms ol the Diplomata
Corps heightened tho effect of this symphon,
of colors. On tho right of the marble land
lng at the top of the malu staircase appeare
in br ss the inscription, "1793, Washington,
and on tho opposite side, "i893, Cleveland,
indicat ve of the span of the one hundre
yenni covered by the celebration. At uigl
iters were illuminated. Tho uppe
balustrades were decorated with flags an
banners, and up near tlie top of the grea
dom'- appeared four large gurri6on flag!
the r stuff directed towards the four poim
of the compass.
Promptly at 2 o.clock. the Senate andHoui
)f Repres ntutives filed from tho rotunda on
:o the platform aud at 2.06 thj exercises be
<au. The prog amine was uot followed
literally. Tbs Mar,ne Band failed to appear
ju time and tbeoverturo from "Tauuhauser"
was omitted. Tue ceremonies opened with
a recitation of prayers from tho Episcopal
prnycr-took, aud one specially prepared for
Iho occasion, by the Bishop of Marylan',
Right Rev. William Paret. The Bishop in?
voked blessings upon the President, Congress,
and the nation, asking for heavenly guidance
in the affairs of State, and thanked God for
tho blessings he has bestowed upon the
people.
Addresses followed by President Cleveland,
William Wirt Henry, vice-President Steven
son, Speaker Crisp and Justice Brown.
FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS.
Extra Session.
SENATE.
36th Day.?Almost the entire session of
foe Senate WAS devotod to Senator Peffer's
ri solution directing the Committee on Inter?
state Commerce to inquire into the recent
train robberies. Senators Cullom and Hoar
took the position that thc matter should- bo
left in the hands of tho Judiciary Committee
md Senator Hawley, Vest and Dolph op?
posed tho proposition on constitutional
grounds. But tne resolution was not dis
posed of when the Seuatp, nccording to
agreement, took a recess in order to attend
Um centennial ceremonies, and nt their con?
cludion adjourned.
,'ITth Day.?In the Senate Mr. Voorhees
inndo an appeal to the silver Senator/ to
agree on a date on which debate could bo
closed and a vote taken on the bill to repeal
tbe silver-purchase act, but, not receiving a
satisfactory reply, announced that he would
ask the Senato to hold longer sessions in
order to conclude the debate senator Mills
made n strong >q> sch In favor of repeal.
88th Day ?In tho Senate Mr. George, of
Mi-sissippi, made I lengthy speech against
the bill to repeal tho silver-purchase clause
ol the Sherman act, and Mr. Gray, of Dela?
ware, made a strong argument for repeal.
39tii Day.?The first hour of thc session of
the Senate was occupied in a discussion of
the resolution offered by Mr. Platt, of Cou
neticut, for the establishment of a closure
rule. Amendments to Mr Plait's resolution
were nfl red by Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts,
aud Mr. Hill, ol' New \ork, and the resolu?
tion went over, when Mr. Teller, of Colorado
will argue against if. The Repeal bill was
then taken up. and an argument ngalust it
made by Mr. While, of Colorado, who spoke
for over four hours. Alter he took his seat,
nud alter Mr. George declined to go on with
his speech, a motion was made by Mr. Voor?
hees to lay on the table Mr. Peffer's amend?
ment to the bill. Tho motion was opposed
by the minority, who resorted to filibuster?
ing. After an hour or so spent in that way
Mr. V< orhees withdrew that in' tion ; but the
general discussion went on until the Semite
adjournod.
?10th Day -The closure resolution was
taken up soon after the Senato met, and dis?
cussed until nearly two o'clock, when it
went ove". The repeal bill was taken up,
and speeches against it were mado by
Mr. George, of Mississippi, and Mr. Haus
brough, of North Dekota, and Mr. Stewart,
of Nevada. An agreement was proposed
by Mr Voorhees, and nssentod to unani?
mously, that from Monday and until
further orders, the daily sessions shall be
irotn ll A. M. to 6 P. M.
HST Day. The resolution proposing Jthe
establishment of a .Mosure rule in the Senate
was discussed lor nearly two hours, and was
then, on motion of Hs t.uthor, Mr. P.att, of
Connecticut, referred to the Committee on
Rule3. A constitutional argument was made
against it by Mr. Turpie, of Indiana. Mr.
Call, of Flor da, also opposed the closure
iu e. After discussion and disposition of the
closure resolution, the Senate spent two
hours on executive businasa.
a
HOUSE.
36th Day?Tho House did nothing to-day
but meet, take a recess, in accordance with
the order previously adopted, to a tend iii a
body the exercises In connection with the
celebration of the centennial unniveisary of
tho laying of the corner-stone of the Capitol,
and adjourned at their close.
37th Day. -lu tho House the republicans
continued their filibustering tactics. At 2.45
o'clock, after vainly endeavoring to secure
cali of the committees and the introductlo'
of tho report on tho election laws repeal bill,
Mr. Fitch moved au adjournment, which was
J agreed to without dissent.
38th Day.?In tho House the republicans
j attempted to continue their filibustering tac?
tics, but the Speaker ruled against them. The
I democrats secured a quorum, and tho bill to
\ repeal the federal election laws was llnully
reported.
39th Day.?The journal of yesterday's pro?
ceedings was no: approved In the House
until the hour of adjournment. Mr. B.1
discovered some flaws in it, and called thc
Speaker's nttention to thom. The question
of npproving the journal wii3 postponed
w'aeu the session opened, but later in thc
day wns agreed to. In tho meantime the
Committee on Rules reported a res dution
providing f' r the consideration of tho Fed?
eral Election bill on the 26th of September,
the debate to continue until October 10th,
when a vote should be taken. After a briel
discussion the session was adjourned.
40th Day.?In tho Houso the report of the
Committee on Accounts, assigning clerks
to committees was adopted. A resolution
calling for information relative to the en?
forcement of tho Geary Exclusion law, mu
agreed to, and tho House adjourned without
a quorum.
41ht Day. ?Mr. Brets, of Indiana, nffordet
j much merriment in the House by complain
I ing ngninst Assistant Postmaster Genera
Maxwell for not removing a postmaster lu i
little villuge In his district because the post
master had off-red to make bim (Brets) I
! present of ?15 if ho would hnve him re
coined. He wanted tho matter investigated
but Mr. Tracey, of New York, objected. 'J hi
remainder of the day wa- consumed in th
consideration of the Printing Lill, but ni
final action was taken.
ACCIDENT ATTHG FAIR,
A Number of Pecple od the Movabli
Sidewalk Ssver.-ly Injursd.
A serious accident occurted on tho mo\
able sidewalk which extends the length (
tho Casino steamboat pier. A plank came i
contact with tho under part of the raachiuer
nnd a large section of tho sidewalk was tor
from its fastenings. Tho seats became dc
railed and slipped over, throwing over 2C
passengers violently on the pier.
The small elevation of the sidewalk prove
a safeguard against any loss of life, bi
many of the passengers, men, women nc
children, were severely bruised and cut.
few wore removed to the hospital by tl
ambulance corps. Employees on the ph
nnd sidewalk kept the people cool ar
avoided a panic.
A coon with a 'euther strap around i
neck, which was lost by a young woman
Chester, W. Va., Hboufc fifteen years ag
was found tho other day by a hunter in t
woods near Chester. The animal still h
*he collar around its neck.
VlKttlJNlA lTJ__li3.
The Latest News Gleaned From Various
Tarts of the State.
At Grafton, a Baltimoro and Ohio engine
ran over a man on the railroad bridge, near
the Baltimoro and Ohio hotel, killing him
inst ntly and adding nnother casualty to the
list of nccidents that have occurred on
almost tho same spot during the past few
months. Tho unfortunate victim on this
occasion could not be identified and is sup?
posed to have been a tramp.
At Fairmont, J. F. Rogers and Levi Van
Hoosin became involved in a quarrel in
which the latter was shot in the chin nud is
in n serious coudition. Rogors was arrested.
Fbank PtXflOV, colored, shot and killed
Jns. Temple, also colored, in Richmond.
The democrats of Bedford county have
nominated S. IL Bolling and W. P. Burks for
the House of Delegates.
Rev. P. A. Peterson, pastor of Trinity
Methodist Episcopal Church South, Rich?
mond, is seriously ill.
Miss Luck Jktbb, of King George county,
recently found a medal bearing the following
inscription: "War, 1861, United States."
On tho other side: 'G. W. Russell, co. A?
14th Regiment Vermont Vols. Pennington."
Skvkbal of Frederieksburg's manufactur?
ing establishments which .dosed temporarily
d'... ing the Juli times, aro resuming oper?
ations again. The silk mill, employing one
hundred liunds, and the Eagle Shoo Com.
puny, employing about sixty, have already
commenced work, and it is thought that sl|
of tho founder^ s will bo ruuuiug on ful|
time again by October 1.
The schooner John A. Stevens has 1 rought
to Norfolk thc crew of the schooner B..ive
which sprang a leak and became water?
logged near Wolf Tray. The Brave is from
North Uiver. Iff. C., to EiktOO, Md., with
poplar logs.
Mb. Chahi.es Hudson, while return'ug
from church at King George Courthouse,
met with n serious accident. Hts horse be?
came scared, ran away, threw Mr. Hudson
out and broke bli leg and arm.
John Kiah Uaosdale, who kdled G. R
Denny, nine miles from Fredericksburg,
mado his escape from tho constable who
had arrested him and is now at large.
Tue barn of Harry West, ut Coruland,
Norfolk couuty, wns destroyo I by fire, with
ita contents of hay, fodder, farming imple?
ments and other things. The Ure origina?
ted from lime stored in the building. Loss
f3.0OO.
Mb. J. B. Mjll1r, a prosperous larmer,
residing near Sperryville. has been nomina?
ted by tbe domocruts for the Legislature.
The populists will not make a nomination, it
is believed.
Rev. G. F. Follin, pastor of Winfield
Memorial Methodist Ep.6Cop;d Church,
South, Little Rock, Ark., died recently. Ha
was a native of Fauquier county, and waa
formerly a m- Wier of the Rainmore Confer?
ence, Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Miss Kathebyn Yost, a daughter of Major
6. M. Yost, of Staunton, won the essay
prize offered by the New York Press for the
best descriptive letter of the World's Fair,
written by a miss not over sixteen years old,
?he letter to be limited to 5f.O words.
William G. Taylob, tried inst week in
Pulaski county for killing his wife, was
found guilty of murder in the first degree.
Rev. W. E. Hubt has resigned the pastor*
ate of the Baptist Church at Buma Vista,
and will leave the 1st of October nnd resume
bis studies at a theological seminary.
Daniel Hauhinoton, of Fauquier county,
died last week. He served through the late
war as a member of the Seventeenth Vir?
ginia Regiment of Infantry.
Db. Isaac C. Hoqe died Inst week at his
residence near Hamilton, Loudoun county.
The large stave factory at Buena Vista is
now in full operation.
WORK AND WORKERS.
THnEE of the Otis mills, at Ware, Mass.,
| will start up this week on reduced wages
nnd three days a week time. This will give
employment to about half of tho l,500hands.
The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Iron Company paid its colliery omploy..8
their wages for the lust half of August. The
amount disbursed will foot up almost $400,.
OOO.
Ar Bridgeport, 0., the Etna Standard Mill
has posted notices for the men to report lot
work Wednesdiy. The mill employs over
1,000 men.
Mule spinners in thc Hill aud Androseog
gin mills at Lewiston, Me., have been noti?
fied that their pay will be reduced 10 per
cent. The spinners say they will not accept
tho reduction.
The lockout of Ja"kson county (O.) miners
ls again complete. All the mines which had
resumed operations wero compelled to shut
down because the/ are blocked with on1
which the railroad has not taken off. Tho
miners are quiet.
At Hnrtford City, Ind., it is announced
that the glass manufactures aud w rkera'
committee on wage'- hav s reeetlS I an agree?
ment and that the works employing 500
men will resume operations as soon as pos?
sible.
General Manaoer Nichols, of the Brook?
lyn and Union Elevated Railroad system,
caused an order to be issu d to the effect
thut after October 1 tho pay of all employes
who now receive over * I.ti) per day would
be cut 10 per cent.
The Remington Arms Company's works at
Dion, N. Y., started up working full time
with a full set of hands, after more than a
month shut down to half time and with a
small force. Sporting arms aud bicyles nre
the goods to be manufactured.
At Kansas City, 50 butchers at Armour I
packing-house struck because several non?
union men from Chicago were employed.
The remaining 250 butchers will continue
work until tho present stock of beef is ex?
hausted the strike may spread.
All the stampers of the Bridgeport Brass
Compauy struck because of the recent reduc"
tion in wages. The men who formerly made
?2.25 now make $1.20. Three hundred girls
are thrown out of work by tho strike. The
company and men have each taken a deter?
mined stand and a long aud bitter struggle
is promised.
Twenty-five years ago electricity as a
mechanical power was unknown. Now
$900,000,000 are invested in various kinds of
electrical machinery.

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