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Au Earthquake Makfs Things Lively At Many Points on the Pacific Coast. Shocks of a Sever eNatnre Tnrn Every thing Topsy Tarry in Several Towns. Two Persons Are Imprisoned in a Fallen Bnilding and Serionsly Injured. The heaviest earthquake experi enced in California since 1868 occurr ed shortly betore 3 o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst. The coun try within 200 miles from San Fran cisco wa9 visited by a shock which varied in intensity at different points. In that city a number of large build ings trembled perceptibly, but the only one sustain damage was the old church building which until lately had been occupied by the Academy of Sci t-nces, the front wall of which gave way, tearing away the balconies. The town of Vacaville, situated in the heart of the beautiful Vaca valley, 60 miles from San Francisco, was the center of the seismic disturbance. Va caville is a town of 2,700 population, and on its main street were a number of brick buildings. These were all either badly damaged or totally de stroyed as well as a number of brick residences in the town and vicinity. Many of the walls fell outward into the street, which was filled with debris, but which workmen at once began to clear away. Many of the wallti were of frail character and succumbed easi ly to the snock. Nery slight, damage occurred to frat^e houses. The only person in Vacaville or vincimty re ported seriously injured was Rev. 0. O. Felkner, of Kan Jose, who was struck by falling debris and sustained HEVERK Ct.TS AND UKUISES. Several persons had a narrow escape from injury. Dixon and Winter, towns of about one thousand inhabitants, located respectively northeast and northwest of Vacaville and within a few miles of the latter place, were also scenes of considerable destruction. Tne Ms, sonic Hall at Dixon, a two-story brick block, was ruined and its falling walls shattered the two adjoining houses. A tire which broke out among the ruins caused some damage at Winters. The house of John Thiffet, between Vacaville and Winter, was destroyed by tire caused by an over turned lamp, the occupants barely escaping with their lives. At Winter the inhabitants were for a time panic stricken, owing to the severity of the shock. Forty guests were in the two story Bliss Hotel at Winter, the walls of which collapsed and the fact that no one was injured by the caving of the walls was remarkable. Old and new brick schoolhouses and several new brick buildings in Winter were cracked and wrenched from their foundations. The banks ot Putah creek caved in and fissures opened in the bottom of the creek. Three miles west of the town au acre of ground slid into the creek, and SMALT- FISSURKS were made in the county road. Sever al great boulders were thrown from the hillsides at a point on th9 Berry esso road near Winter, blocking the roadway. Considerable damage was done to isolated farm buildings, but no serious personal injuries are re ported. The town of Monticello, 15 miles from Winter, was first reported totally demolished, but a gentleman arrived trom there on the next day and re ported the damage nominal. Tne losses at Vacaville, owning to the destruction of buildings and other property are estimated" at $100,000 at Dixon, $59,000, and at Winter nearly $100,000. Elrnira, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Woodland, Davisville and Benicia report windows and crockery broken and a number cf chimneys overturned. Some30 or 40 towns report trifling damages, though all accounts agree in ulacing the in tensity of the shock as greater than of any in recent years. The number of shocks felt differed at various places. At some points only one shock was registered while at oth ers two or even more occurred. The vibrations extended from north to south and from east to west. The single shock is generally described as being most intense, vibrations here more than one shock occurred being confused. The property loss will prob ably reach $1,000,000. At Vacaville A severe earthquake shock at 2:50 on the morning ot the 20th inst., caus ed serious damage in Vacaville and vi cinity. A number of brick residences in the country were shattered and some occupants injured but none fa .tally. The residence of John Thissell ignited from a shattered lamp and the building was destroyed loss, $3, 000. Alt the brick business blocks in the city are seriously injured, repre senting in most instances almost total loss. The Odd Fellows building col lapsed loss, $10,000. There were a number of offices and stores in the bnilding and several of the occupants had narrow escapee. The bank build ing suffered only slight damage. The Masonic Hall is a total loss. The gen eral merchandise store of H. H. Chit tenden occupies the first floor. Rail Bennett's 2 story brick building col lapsed, the walls falling on the small bnilding of Mrs. Moore adjoining, im prisoning Horace Patten and Thomas Sogers, sleeping in the building. They were taken out with serious injuries. Only one wall of Bennett's buildingre mained standing. His loss is $5,000. The Walker building, occupied by J. M. Miller, druggist, and Hewitt, the watchmaker, was badly damaged. The Platte Block, occupied by the postoffice and Vaca Valley Enterprise (newspaper), was almost totally de stroyed. The residence of Fred Hut ton is a total loss. Many wooden buildidgs were ROCKED AND INJURED. The brick residences of G. M. Gates, in Lagoon Valley, and the brick resi dence of Dr. Dobbins, near town, were badly wrecked. Kev. 0. 0. Felkner, of San Jose, was injured seriously. The electric light wires are down and the water mains are wrenched and leakine. A large force of men are clearing the ruins. Tne total damage cannot now be accurately estimated, but will not be less than $150,000 or $200,000. The residence of W. J. Dobbins, near town, is a complete wreck. Miss Lou Dobbins was caught by falling debris, but escaped with a fractured band and a few painful bruises. Fred Hutton's brick residence was also de stroyed, they can't tell how. Mrs. Davis's residence, one mile south of Vacaville, was completely wrecked, the occupants having a close call for their lives. The new Presbyterian Church was damaged to the extent of $500 and chimneys were toppled from the Chi3tain Church and collepe build ing. J. A. Malone's frame building on Main street was turned and thrown three feet towards the north by the violence ot the shock, and at his resi dence chimneys were thrown down and plastering shaken from the walls. His daughter bad her arms badly in jured. Business in Vacaville waB al most suspended today. Men are en gaged in clearing away the wreck. A temporary postollice has been im provised. Never before was there such a visitation to the beautiful Vaca valley, and there is a feeling of grati tude that no loss of life attended the disaster. At Dixon. A special to the San Francisco Bee from Dixon says: The earthquake did considerable damage to Dixon and was accompan ied by Sre. Masonic Hall, a rine two story brick building on Main street, was so damaged it v.-ill have to be takendown. John Dugan's dry goods store, located in a brick buildiug, was crushed in by the falling fire wall of the Masonic building, while the north tire wall of the latter building fell on F. Rockford's brick butcher shep, completely crushing it in. To add to the damager of the situation at this juncture several fires broke out in John Dugan's and Brown & Coleman's stores. The flames were soon ex tinguished but not until considerable damage had been done. Like a Hero. An English civil engineer, Mr. Fran cis H. Grundy, relates what he calls •'The short 3tory of an unknown hero." "Bill, the banker," he wascall ed, and even at the inquest over his body no other name was forthcoming. He was only a poor navy, his usual place was at the too of a forming em bankment, among the tip "wagons." During the building of the Manchester and Leeds Railway he was top man over a shaft of one of the numerous tunnels which were being constructed on the line. Here he met with a gloriously disas trous accident, and his conduct should be emblazoned in letters of gold upon the history of his country. He was only a navy, I say, and probably could neither read nor write. The shaft was perhaps two hundred feet deep, solid rock sides and bottom. His duty was to raise the trucks wtiicn had been filled below, and run them to the tip, returning them empty to his mates at the bottom. If a chain broke, or a big boulder fell off a truck, he had to shout, "Waur out!" and the miners below crept farther into their "drives," and allowed the death-dealing article to come down harmlessly. One unhappy day Bill's foot Blipped hopelessly, and he knew he must" be Hmashed from side to side of the nar row shaft, and landed, a crushed mass, at the bottom. But his mates? If he screamed, the unusual noise would bring them out at once to inquire the cause. He never lost his presence of mind. Clearly went down tne signal, "Waur out below!" and his mates heard in safety the thud, thud, smash of his mangled remains. An Indian Harder of 13 jears Ago. A petition has just been filed in the Brown county court at Aberdeen, S. D., asking for the appointment of an administrator in the matter ot the estate of Joseph S. Johnscn, deceased. The hearing on such petition will be bad on April 30. Johnson was the first white eettler in Brown connty. He located about two miles southeast of Columbia and experienced considerable trouble with the famous old chief, Drifting GooBe, who with his band of hostile warriors was determined not to allow any white man in that section of country. In the fall of 1879 Johnson was brutally murdered by Brave Bear, a v.ramp Indian, between Fort Sully and the agency at standing Rock. He had on his person nearly $1,500 in money, which was taken by the Indian assas sin, together with a saddle horse, a watch, gold rings, etc. The body was found by an old scout called "Texas," who was carrying the mail from the fort to the agency and who is now a resident of Le Beau in Walworth conn ty. Brave Bear was arrested in the vi cinity of Fort Sisseton and taken to Yankton, the capital where he was tried, convicted and executed. It is indeed difficult to believe that these things occurred less than 13 years ago in a region which now viewb the In dian as a sort ot curiosity ana which has every comfort and many advan tages at its very door. An Important Inter-State Commerce Decision. The following, taken from the pub lished decision of the inter-state com merce commission, says the Fargo Re publican, shows its scope and indicates its effect: "The conclusion isthatthe 'control ing cause' of the necessary low rates on refined sugar over the lines of de fendants from San Francisco to St. Paul is the competition from the East of sugar refined New York that these rates to St. Paul would be for ced on the defendants by the competi tion even if the Canadian Pacific road and the water-way around Cape Horn did not exist that while the rates to St. Paul are so rendered necessary, that is no justification under the law as construed by this commission ot the higher rates to Fargo, the shorter distance point, and that, in order to make the rates to St. Paul and Fargo, respectively, conform to the 'long and short' rule ot the statute, andprevent unjust discrimination against Fargo, they should be, at least, as low to Fargo as to St. Paul. "The order will be that defendants, the Northern Pacific railroad com pany and the Union Pacific railroad company, forthwith cease and desist from charging or collecting a nigher rate on sugar from San Francisco to Fargo than to St. Paul. It appearing, as before stiecifically set forth, that the Oregon Railway & Navigation com pany, the Southern Pacific company, and the St. Paul, Minneapolis fc Mani toba railway company, did not par ticipate in the greater rate on sugar to Fargo than to St. Paul, as alleged in the complaint, they are not included in the order now issued in this case. Neither the Great Northern railroad (which in February 1890, since the tiling of the complaint, became lessee ot the property of the St. Paul, Min neapolis & Manitoba railway com pany), nor the Canadian Pacific have been madea party defendant, although they appear to have become parties to the rates cemplained of. "As the rates now in force to St. Paul appear from the evidence to be as low as they can be legitimately made, and any increase would result in a loss of the business to that point, the only practical method of compli ance with our order, unless the situa tion has changed since the hearing, would seem to be a reduction of the rates to Fargo so as to make them not more than the prevailing rates to St. Paul." The decision further hold that the position of Fargo on both the lines of the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern (the American connection ot the Canadian Pacific) disposes of the question of the effect of poesible com petition of the Canadian Pacific on shipments to Fargo and St. Paul, and tdat there is, and can be, no possible competition by water around Cape Horn that can effect the question under existing conditions. The decision if enforced must make Fargo the distributing point for sugars for the countries west, north, north west and southwest, and to a certain extent east, and with it a distribution of all kinds of groceries. If Fargo avails herself of this deci sion there is no reason why she should not become a wholesaling center. From a business stand point thedeic sion is a victory for Fargo which will, if followed up, result in incalculable bene fit. The city is far more benefited than is Mr. Ra wort h, and should not be slow to take advantage of her position un der this decision. Wreck in Short Order. The Marshall roller mills, at sleepy Eye. Minn., formerly C. F. Johnson fe Co., but for a week the property of Larson cfe Erickson, passed into the hands of a new company a f-»w days ago, Messrs. Gieske. Gress, Ven'uagen and Gieske, of 8leepy Ew, and F. "H. Dyckman, of New York. Trouble originated from the option sales of C. F. Johnson, sole mauager of the mill. Johnsonlostallbe had, $7,000, besides between $40,000 and $50,000 of Larson's and Erickeon's inoney. A dissolution followed upon notifica tion from Johnson that he was unable to pay the debts of the other parties. Larson is a railroad contractor from Winthrop and Erickson a retired farmer ot St. Peter, assumed the mill and oil mill, and now has sold to the Sleeoy Eye parties. Dynamiters in Baltimore. At Baltimore, Md., a few days ago the two-story building at 177 Harri son street, occupied on the lower floor by Mary Winks and on the upper floor by 8. Burger & Brother, cabinet makers, was the scene of a dynamite explosion which blew out the side of the building and created a panic in the neighborhood. The explosion was of great force and could be heard for miles. Fortunately Mrs. Winks, who was the only occupant in the building, escaped unhurt. Two strange men were Been lurking about the vicinity all the evening, and it is supposed that they were the perpetrators of the.out rage, although their motive is un known. Raided the Moonshiners. A desperate fight between United States authorities and a band of moon shiners took place a few days ago near Big Bay, Ark., in Craighead county, in which one of the 'moonshiners, T. C. Bryant, was killed. The authorities were led by Deputy United States Marshal Foulkinberry and a deputy Bheriff and posse. They captured a still and outfit and a quantity of beer and whisky and two moonshiners. TROOPS VS. POSSE. Sheriff With 500 Armed Rnstlers De termined to Prevent Removal of Prisoners. Intimations That the Captive Cattle men Will Be Picked Off By Sbarpshooters. No attempt Will Be Made to Re mov the Prisoners Until Their Safe ty is Assured. A special to the Bee from Douglass, Wyo., dated the 19th inst., says: It is quite evident that all press tele grams from Buffalo are in a measure controlled by local feeling. The bulk of the matter sent out is probably true, but only a portion of the facts are told. Three members ot the cattlemen's party were killed at "T. A." ranch, where the regulators were besieged, and another was shot down while a surrender was being arranged under a flag of truce. The three men killed were Texans, who were shot in pass ing from the improvised walk to a cellar a few yards distant, where the party kept supplies. A man named Linvell passed through Douglass en route to Chey enne. He says he was at the T. A. ranch two days after the surrender of the invadeis and saw the bodies of these three men lying on the ground. He did not dare to examine them, but was close enough to make sure they were dead men who had probab ly been over-looked by the military when the party surrendered and had beeu allowed to lay there eyer since. The fourth man is a Texan named Lowttier, who, according to Buffalo dispatches, was "Ai'i'lDENTAI.LY" SHOT while the surrender was taking place and who hassincedied. Anothermem ber of tne invading party, a teamster named Green, who was wounded when the wagons were captured, had his leg amputated and will probably die. W. Linvill, referred to above, has for several years been foreman of H. B. liams' outfit. liams' ranch is fifty miles from Buffalo. Linvill sayshehad been notified by certain parties that he must sever his connection with Ijams or leave the country. He says he wants to stay, and consequently, was on his way to Cheyenne to settle with his employer and quit his service. H. O. Chamber, foreman of the Oea lalla cattle company, had also receiv ed a letter "advising'' him to get out of the country, and is on his way to Cheyenne. If the invading party,now prisoners at Fort McKinney, is brought to Douglass under escort of the military, the party willbe at least five days en route. It will camp the first night at Crazy Woman crossing, the second at Power river, tnird at Collins' station, fourth at brown Springs, and will reach Douglass on the fifth. The latest reports from the north are to the effect that Sheriff Angus now has about 500 armed men in the vicinity of Buffalo, who are represent ed as LKTERMINEI TO PKKVENT REMOVAI. of the prisoners from that county if possible. There are no less than tour places oa the road which are admir ably suited for ambush. The first is the section of country just after leav ing Powder river, where the road fol lows the dry fork of that stream for seventeen miles and crosses the dry bed of the stream sixteen times in that distance. There are high bluffs within easy rifle range all along and the country thereabouts is very brok en and ragged. Twenty good rifle men could station themselves along tnis canyon and pick off any of the prisoners with comparative safety to themselves, for the cavalry would be unable to pursue. There are three other places, Dry heeney, Sandy Creek and Antelope Springs, where like tactics could be pursued. Van Horue Has *ot Marched. A Cheyenne, Wyo., dispatch, also of the 19th iu3t., says: It is nowdefi nitely learned that Col. Van Home has not yet left Fort McKinney to take his prisoners to Fort Douglass, nor will he do so until he is assured that the trip can be made with safety. It is feared noiv that tberustlers will burn ranches and murder men who have been inactive. There is much feeling against the toremen, who are believed to have known of the move ment and kept still. The trial of Dr. Charles Bingham Penrose, who was to have been given a hearing on the 18th inst., was post poned two days. In an interview the doctor says he left the invading party at Tisdale ranch on tbe second day out on ac count of sickness. He sternuously dsnies having been with the party at tbe time or the killing of Champion and Ray. There are now in Cheyenne two ranch farmers of obnson county, two miners, Mayor Burrit, of Buffalo, H. R. Mann, receiver of the land office Thomas Bouton, editor of the Echo, all afraid of their lives to venture to their homes and property. All have been warned. Sheriff Augus still re fuses to deliver the expedition team sters to Col. Van Home. :. Seeks a Compromise Mr. Thomas C. Kurtz has m&de a proposition to the creditors of the late Merchants' Bank of Moorhead,3u.inn., the main features of which are as fol lows: On the assignment of all claims due to said creditors from the Merchants' bank, including any r'ght of dividend from the receiver, Thomas C. Kurtz will pay to said creditors 75 per cent of their claims as follows: On all sums less than $50, 75 per cent in cash, and on sums over $50, 25 per centin cash, 25 per cent on or before three years and 25 per cent onorbeforefiveyears. The last two installments are to be evidenced by promissory notes of the said T. C. Kurtz, and to be delivered as per terms set forth in a letter ad dressed to Hon. S. G. Comstock and attached to thecontracto!agreement. It is understood that Mr. Kurtz states in his letter to Mr. Comstock that it is his firm intention to pay the remaining 25 per cent of tbe claims aa soon as he is able to do so, but cannot make it a condition of the agreement at present To carry out the terms ot the agree ment as above set both will require $47,000 in cash, which sum Mr. Kurtz now has at his disposal or will have when needed. The agreement has al ready been signed by a number ot the creditors and will be circulated for signatures at once. The papers are in the hands of Hon. 8. G. Ccmstock as chairman of the committee of creditors. It is understood that this plan will not dispose of the receiver ship, but will facilitate and hasten the settlement ot the bank's affairs. A Second Mammoth Cave. A party of citizens of Lake City, Minn., together with Mr. Drake, of St. Paul, have for several days been exploring a cave which is situated in one of the numerous ra vines which leads into Sugar Loaf Val ley. about live and one half miles from Lake City. Tbe openine of the cave was discov ered by Mr. Wise. The party found this obstructed with fallen earth and this necessitated the use of,a little dynamite and maecular effort. One of the mo3t enthusiastic in the discovery upon oeiug interviewed in regard to it declared that "we nad near us what would eventually be found to be a second Mammoth." He said: "Tne first entrance was made by descending a ladder to a depth of twelve or fifteen feet, when he came to an ante-room or chamber in proportions about 8xS feet. Leading out of this was a passage about four feet high through wnich we were forced to crawl on "all fours," when wecame to a second room of immense propor tions, large enough to comfortably ac commodate a good sized business house. We explored a great many more rooms, some as large and some of smaller proportions." The party is confident that the cav ern contains a lake, for the farmers who live in the vicinity say that in winter a vapor issues from its mouth and mealts the snow near tne en trance. Tbe walls ot the cave are of solid limestone, without crack orcrev ice. The surface of the bluff wa3 explor ed, and it was found to be a ridge run ning back into the prairie for a consid erable distance, and is considerably higher than the surrounding country. There appeared to be a second en trance to tbe cave, for theairis insen sible circulation, and the atmosphere is not close. Got Away With $70,000. The San Francisco Examiner pu lishes an article stating that the West tern Mutual Benefit association has collapsed, and that W. H. Riddell, who managed its affairs, has left the city and with him has gone, it is al leged, some $70,000 of the associa tion's funds. It is said that associa tion i3 theou'igrowthofthe Occidental Seli-Endownment association, which collapsed three years ago. Themajor lty ot the members of the Western re side in Marysvllle, Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Vallejo, this state. J. M. Henderson, of Sacramento represents a number of the members about to commence civil and criminal proceed ings against the managers of the con cern. Riddell is reported to have been in Portland, 0:e.. two weeks ago. Woodmen Were Dishonest. In the suit brought by the attorney general of Illinois, upon the return of the auditor of public accounts against the Modern Woodmen or America and J. C. Root et al., officers of the order, Judge Cartwrigbt, cut the Whiteside county circuit court, has found tor the complainants. Failure to keep proper records of business and misappropria tion of tunds for the benefit of officers were among the charges against the defendent, and Foot was individually charged with obtaining $3,000 on the fictitous John Barnum death. As the term of office of the officers has expired tne order ofthecourt that they may be removed cannot be car ried our, but judgment was given for costs, Root to pay seven and the di rectors three-tenths thereof. He Saved Popi's Army. Washington is filled with veterans from ali parte of thecountry.andwho were in all branches of the service. Of this vast army, one of the most inter esting hails from the district in South western Kaneas, represented in Con gress by "Socikless" Jerry Simpson. The comrade is a native of the Em pire state but when a mere child was taken by his parents to Northern In diana, and reared among the Indians, says J. FraiseRichardinToledo Blade, and other wild surroundings charac teristic of those pioneer times. The deprivations and labors of frontier life, together with the scanty but practical education afforded by the primitive country school, presided over by the Hoosier schoolmaster, proved a training which, though not calculated to introduce the recipient to the ease and polish of fashionable life, qualified him for the responsible duties of a practical life. When the tocsin of war was sound ed, in 1861, one of the first to respond was Thomas 0. Harter. Inured to tbe perils and responsibilities of the position of a railroad engineer, he was disposed to enter that branch of the service which afforded him the great est amount ot change and daring ad venture. Accordingly, he became a member of Co. 1,1st Ind. Cav., and in a short time was at the front, where danger and duty were most abundant. The summer of 1862 was one of great military activity, in both tbe East and tne West. McClellan's fail ure to capture Richmond during the penisular campaign, rendered it neces sary that the movement against tbe rebel army from thedirection of Wash ington should be conducted with great discretion. Pope's right was, at this time, commanded by Major General Fran7. Sigel, at whose headquarters Harter's company was employed aa a bodyguard. Appreciating the gravity of the situation, Sigel determined to secure such information concerning the enemy's position, numbers an2 plans, as would enable him to move intelligently. Accordingly on July 21, he asked Harter to enter the enemy's lines on a secret service, and report at the earliest possible moment. For this purpose, the general supplied Harter with an un branded horse, a bridle and saddle. On the following day, as Harter was wending his way along toward the capital of the Con federacy, he was captured near Honey ville by three of Ashiey's cavalry. He was carefully searched and relieved at once of $147.50 in gold which he had securely bound about his body in a belt. In addition to this sum he had some five or six five-dollar gold pieces secreted in the bottoms of his pants leas, which the Johnniesdid not get. He was finally taken to Rich mond and turned oyer to the tender mercies of Gen. Winder, in charge of the prisoners of the city. When inter rogated as to hit, occupation and standing, he gave his name as William Provost, and represented h:m:elf to be a Hooser railroad engineer, seeking employment in the Southern Confeder acy injthatjcapacity. He was subjected to a riaid examination as to the Terre Haute & St. Louis railroad, in whose employ he had been. So satis factorily did he answer every question propounded to him tnat he was given the liberty of the city with a pass, the only restriction imposed being that of a daily report in person at Winder's headquarters. After nine days he sought employment on the Virginia Central railroad and for that purpose was povided with a pass over the road by the War department. Tne train whicn took him to Gordonsville, also carried Generals Lee, Longstreet, Jackson, Ewell, Early, the Hills, and other prominent confederate officers. Lee was commencing his campaign against Pope. His army had concentrated at Gordonsville, and he was going out to lead it in the aggressive campaign just inaugurated. From Gordonsville the army was moved to the south bank oi the Rapidan. On the opposite side, at the distance of but a few miles, lay Pope's army, not in the least sus pecting the near presenceof theenemy. On Sunday, rations having been issu ed by Lee for 48 hours' active cam paign, his men were assured that their next supplies would be given them within the confines of Washington. On the same day, at Gen. A. P. Hill's headquarters, to whicb. sergt. Harter was attached, was held a conference of Lie's generals, during which the plans of the campaign were fully dis cussed. These details were overheard by Sergt. Harter. The plan was to move lip the river, force a crossing, and with a heavy column attack Pope's right, under Sigel, and with the mam column cross the rapids below, at Raccoon tord, andget between Pope and Washington. Sergt. Harttr now deemed the momentous hour for doing his duty to be at hand. The next morning, taking advantage of a 3urry in camp, he stole his way down to the river, aud swimming across, was soon ascending the hill on the opuosite side. Passing through brusn and ra vine, he made his way rapidly toward Union headquarters. He was assist ed, as soon as he reached the lines of the "boys in blue,'.' and within 55 minutes from the time he left Hill's headquarters, he wasstandingbreath less iii the tent of Gen. Reno, where Pope and McDowell were assembled! He delivered his message, and showed them a copy of a Richmond paper he had iust secured, all oi which con vinced Pope and his associates that notime was to belost. At once orders were issued to have the large field pieces spiked and cut down, and the supply trains burned. A retreat for the Rappahannock was ordered. The retrograde move ment began at once nor was it too soon. A few hours' delay lwoud haye found Lee's army in his rear, and Pope would have been destroyed or captur ed, and Washington would have fallen an easy prey to the Confederate army. What tollowed is a matter of history. A hasty march of some twenty-five miles placed Pope's army beyond the Rappabannocs. and culminated on August 29 and 30, in the bloody sec ond battle of Bull Run. Atter being foiled on the Rapidan, Lee was com pelled to make along march and come in through the mountain passes upon Pope, all of which created delay. For all of this Sergt. Harter, now avisitor in Washington, was responsible I have seen letters from Gen. Pope, Gen. McDowell and Gen. Segil, acknowledg ing his valuable servicesiin this matter, and confirming the statement contain ed in this sketch. Sergt. Harcer de serves a gold medal and a suitable re ward for his valuable services. Kushief!, the Bulgarian whose arbitrary arrest at Constantinople by officials of the Russian embassy and whose subsequent detention by the Turkish police has caused a great stir in Bulgaria, has been released after a vigorous note had been sent to the porte by Bulgaria, demanding the release the prisoner.