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BETWEEN THE LINES.
Partialis Position of an Indiana Soldier
ia th Shenandoah Valley.
A few day be
fore tho battle of
Fisher's Hill, Va.,
fought Kept. S3,
184, flrn of my I
regiment with ap
shooters, ami. ow
inif to tlio fact
tlint almost from
childhood I Imil
iVliiM'n funilliir with
a ruto ami was
considered a good
allot, I was onn nf
tlin number. Our
"were tit act n
On the ttltli of September, at tlin
Imttln of Winchester, Va., two nf nur
tnimluT were cither killed r rnpttiretl.
I norer heard of tlicm aftLrwanla.
On tho 21t nf September tlcn. (Iro
or, then in command of tlio division
of tlio Nineteenth Corps, ono of which
my rt'giment formed a purl, ordered
what was left of u to investigate tlio
rebel line on tlm aoiith idn of tlio
Hhcimndnah ltiver.nenr Strusbtirg.then
tiling tli roe or four mile from the posi
tion of our army, mid aeertain their
strength and position. We performed
till hazardous duly, lint In doing an lost
ono of our number, Joseph II. McL'ork
lo, of Co. 1, shot through tlio liody,
and the two remaining, myself and
Comrado Huokctt, only escaped ly
stratagem with jjur live.
Tlio next day, ,cpt. 22, the Nine
teenth and Sixth Corps were in position
in front of tho rebel works on Fisher's
Hill in the Shcnamlonh Valley, and
tho ICighth Corps was sent around our
right t at tuck tho rebel left ll ink.
(Jen. Sheridan hvl o arranged tho
movements of our army that at 4
o'clock p. m., precisely, tho Kighth
Corps and tho two corps in front wero
to charge simultaneously.
Wo had been Informed of tho time,
and wero ready for tho signal, which
was given by Oen. Hlicridnn, with his
at IT, coming from tho rear at furious
pneo Sheridan in the lead, with lint
olf, sword in hand, and shouting as ho
came. "Charm;! Charge!'' Over tho
breastworks wo limped, and, although
tho distanco was at least one-fourth ot
a in ill) and tho way obstructed by
rock and deep ravines, .we reached
tlio rebel works in soma way I never
know how only to find that tho
Kighth Corps was there and had cap
tared all the prisoners and guns.
I felt so disappointed after niaVing
audi a splendid clinrgn, with no tro
phies, so far hs our regiment or ccrp
was concerned, that I followed up tho
piko in tho direction tho rubles had
retreated nt least two miles, trying to
find some rebel or something belong
ing to tho rebel army that nccdod to
bo captured. But it was no use, tlio
Eighth Corps had taken in nil the
trophies, leaving! us only tho honor
of making tho assault with nur bravo
and dashing commander. It was now
dark, and I waited on tho roadsido
until our regiment and cmps caino up,
which was about 7 o'clock.
Tho cavalry was in Lurny Valley,
(list over tho Mine Hidgo Mountains,
and the pursuit had to be mado by the
infantry. Two regiments were detail
ed for that purpose: tho 11th Ind.;
Liout.-Col. Darnell, and 131st N. V.,
Col. Mullinoaux, under tho command
of Col. Dan Macauloy, then acting Bri-cadior-Ginerul
in command of our bri
Tho 11th Ind. was deployed on the
left of tho pike leading to tho valloy,
and tho 131st was on tho right. As the
lino wis about to begin the pursuit,
Col. Mactulcy ordered me to go along
the pike about 300 yards in front ot
the line to prevent a surprise. I took
niy position and the pursuit began.
Nothing Important occurred until
about 8 o'clock, when I heard various
noises in front of me that led me to be
lieve that Oen. Early intended to make
a stand and givo us a battle, or check
our advance, I so reported to Col.
Macauley, and thereafter moved for
ward moro cautiously. About this
tiino two pieces of artillery were
nddodtotho pursuing line, but held
somewhat in the rear, to be used if
I was ahead of the line, as I suppos
ed, about the usual distance, and mov
ing veiy cautiously, with my gun at a
ready, my body half bent forward,
walking on the left of the road, which
at this place was thickly skirted with
heave woods on either side, and was
climbing a long gently-sloping- hill.
The sky was clear, but moonless. The
atars shone sufficiently bright to that
objects in the middle of the pike
could be easily seen a few feet away.
For this reason I walked on the side
of the pike and in the shadow of the
As I approached the top of the bill
I taw an opening in the wood, indi
cating some farm, on my left. When I
came to the cover of the woods I no
ticed a small tree standing on the road
aide some IS or tO feet from the others,
nd about the size of a man's body.
I passed it, walking carefully and
advancing a foot at a time, with my
body bent forward, gun ready, and
peering with all my might into the
darkness beyond. All of a sudden 1
heard the command "Ready," in
clear voice, a few feet in front of me,
and I distinctly heard the click of the
guns as the order wai obeyed. I had
only time to fall on my face when out.
burst a livid flame of Are from a long
lint of rebel rifles far as I oould
the way right and left.
The halls pasted baimletsly over mi
bead; tbin another Tolley from tht real
rmk. and nit was dark again. Tht
noise "f reloading, tho command ol
line ollleer, and tho prospect of the
enemy advancing, mule the situation
on my psrt very unpleasant.
After this the firing wa Irregular,
and the striking of several balls in the
ground closa to mo brought to my mind
tho trco I had Just passed. I turned
around nnd nought its shelter, though
i.o position of my body would afford
mo entire protection.
Irstl.li position I waited tho coming
of tho advancing lint. I expected
every moment to hear their shot. All
wn still behind me, and moment
paaseil, yet no response. Tho momenta
lenghtened into minutes, nnd still no
sound of their approach. The peril of
my situation was fully reali.ed, nnd
the possibilities of a retreat of our
line, or nn advance of tho rebels, pas
sed quickly through my mind, even
the horrors of n capturo nnd n rebel
prison wero thought of. Hung I from
my rear, and tlin ball struck in Hih
p'.ko near me. Though dnngeroil. It
wa from a friend and welcome! then
two three then a volley, and nearly
every ball seemed to ttriko in tho
ground about even with me, and somo
almost hit me. I expected the ailillery
might open with grape and canister.
My situation now was doubly perilous.
I wanted another tree, but, having but
tho one, I chose tho sido of tho least
danger, and crawled around on tho
sidn opposito from our own men.
Tho firing from our sido grew fiercer,
closer, moro effective every moment,
and about this time the rebels ran; but
the ground whero I lay wa some feet
higher than whero our men were, so
that nearly all their shot struck in
tho earth, nnd it appeared to bo mostly
directed at me.
How I escaped I can never tell. I
called out, 1 lth Ind.l 13tst N. Y.! Col.
Macauley! Col. Mulllnenux! and at ono
time, during a lull in tho firing, I got
up and ran back toward our men,
shouting, "Conio on; the rebels hare
left!" only to bo answered by a volley
from tho wholo lino that I thought
would never stop. I sought tree,
nnd sat there till they quit. Finally
Col. Macauley answered me, and said ;
"Is that you, Welch 1" As soon n ho
could ho stopped the firing, and coming
up to me, nit id : "1 thought you were
killed long ago." U. M. Wm.cn, in
THE LABOR WORLD.
Nkw York cash girls net II. .HI a week.
Tun fiirmitlim of a National organisation
Of engravers has been ant on loot.
Thk Cahfornians are alarm I by rort
that Jamiuese ehjip labor is beiu brought
I'HtNKMi laborer are to bi Imported into
Africa to teach the natives how to i-ultivat
Avmtiiaman colonies arn proposing com
blnl action against th importation of
Till sponge industry of tho linhtnia Isl
nnds employs IHM boats nu I nearly SUM)
workmni anil boys.
It is calculated that the aggregate annual
income of the wor-'-mg classes of England is
about 1,000,000. 00 1.
Thk National Federation of Bailors, re
ceutly orgntiixnd in Chicago, Is taking steps
to form an international orgnnix ition com
prising America, England, India and Aus
tralia. A law In operation in Missouri compels
railroad companies to till or block all
witches, frogs and guard rail with th Inst
known appliance for th protection of em
Ooverkor Flower has iauod a par Ion
to Joseph BaronJeea, thu Inadnr of th New
York Cloakmakera' Union, who was con
victed ami sentenced for extorting money a
a condition of eudiug a strike.
Tna rKrt of ths Hecretary of th Order
of Hallway Telegrapher to the oonveiitiou
at Chattanooga, Tenn,, showed a uieinlwr
ship of 'Jo, 000, with a protective luud of
t-iW.ooo and a general fund of StO.UUO.
Tna superintendent of the n w.f.i
road In Chicago makes all applicant for
eonductorships sing him a aong or two. tie
ia determined to have clear-voiced young
men who will not mumble hoarstly tn
names of the station.
In ths United States the average vnnmll.
turn per family is stated at (till in theoottou
industry and only MUI in the woolen indus
try, a diflereno of WIT, while the difference
in lucome ia only M, and that In ravor ot
the iuduslry ia which the expenditure per
foully is least.
Vnoviui is again active.
Genk&al business Is on the mend.
Thhrb art 827 missionaries in Japan.
Damages to crops by rust are report J
imia uxmuj places.
Pros are being saoriflcsj by Western
farmer to save the corn.
Cattli feeders are very much at sea in
weir prognostications lor toe future.
Thkrb are thirty ordained colored clergy,
men in th Protestant Episcopal Church.
Tinnk8's Stst report on cotton shows
decreased acreags ot twenty-two per cent.
WbolcsaLk desertions from British war
ships are going on at Halifax, Nova Bcotie
Guatemala ha granted a subsidy ot
ti,ow,wu w me northern nsiiwey com
paoy. Ax enormous increase is renorted In Imml
CTaOon from Upper Alsace, Uermany, to
A hentrt at Berlin, Germany, bayonets I
a spectator who had thoughtlessly stopped
uiw inuiiarj grounds,
IMMIORATIO!! asentsin Canada are ramor.
ing families front Upper Michigan to the
Germ ant has abindouel the proposed
Berlin exhibition became it may interfere
wiib vur norms rair.
Tbb damage bv th rsoent floods la estl
mated to HO, 000 in the aggregate, from th
upper rivers to New Urleaus.
Tna Iowa People's Party elected Mr. M.
J. Coggeshall, a prominent woman sutfia-
gist, as a oeiegate to me Bt. Louis Conven
tion. Tbebi are 8293 Chinamen attending Sun
dav-scuool in th United Utatea and thlrtr
Ave per cent, of the pupils become C'hri.
It is estimated that tb obolera epidemics
of th Dast rear caused 60.000 deaths in
Mesopotamia, 10, (W0 in Syria anl 15,000 la
A BLMZAan razet In th Northwest,
South Dakota and Wvomins were covered
with mow, and crops and live stock suffered
The laborers ot Argentine make)
00 a day by Hooting tna mason,"
bird whose feather are much
prist! by tha (sahlootbU world.
ON" ELLIS ISLAND.
THR NUWHYftTKMOt' HANDLING
An Average) ot 21)00 Poor Foreign
er a liar Ar Com In at Here
How Thnjr Arn All r.xntu.
limit anil Disposed Ol.
1T1I one of the par
tie of viator who
applr daily nt the
iinrge Ollloe tor per
mission to visit HI
'S Ji Island, tho wrltor
made tho trip on
The boat run from
tho llnruo Olllee to
tlin island about
every lorty minutes,
from C :4 A. m. to
K :.'! p. M., and onn
was just leaving, so
tho visitor strolled In tho Ilnttery I'ark
while waiting for the next one. All tho
seat wero lilted with newly arrived
nulil-be ritizen, and other stood In
groups, their bags nml hunillet and
babies nt their feet. It was easy to tell
when tlin boat na coining bnek, for
most nf them left their seats and crowded
tho otitraneo to tho dork.
It 1 n delightful ten minutes' sail to
Kill Island, a spot of land nt the mouth
of tho North River and directly behind
tlio HtnttiM of Liberty. It seems to be al
together covered with biiildinit, and it
I very nearly so. Tho Government has
wit completed a hospital and othei tieees-
sary outliuililing, ami there I littlo
ground left unoi'inipiuil. In front of tho
Imgo building two steamer wero being
moored, both of them black with crowds
l.iiin an incoming Kuropean vessel. As
we pased eloso to them to land at tho
J . srJ
a ononp or poRTonniRB pbasakt.
smi of the largo dock picturcsiUa cos- 1
tunics and bit of color wero nntiooablo.
The Government has live transfer
boat and three barges, cnpablo of carry
ing Zat)U people. Tlicso meet the Incom
ing steamer at her dock anil tako off lior
living freight with grunt expodition.
Most of tho lauding arn made n tho
eany morning, so that the passenger
can bo cxaminod and investigated and
sunt on to their prospectivo homes tho
somo day. Over tho steamer's side thoy
aro hurried, nnd their baggage taken on
tho barges. In most instance! tho barges,
which wero intended only for baggago,
bnvo to tako passe gur. too, for it is
found impossible la many cases to dis
sever thu Immigrant from uis personal
effects. Ho lugs it nround with him
everywhere, und when ho is waiting, in
variably tries to sit ou tho wholo of It,
no matter how many pieces it may hap
pen to be. When ho is away ho guts a
friend to sit on it.
Tho trip from the steamer to tho littlo
island is vory perplexing to most nf tbu
foreigners. Yours ot Governmental op
pression have perhaps rundurud thum
douilo.and at thu sumo time cunning and
suspicious. Most of them think tho
island is merely a floating dock, though
why they should be taken there when
their destination is In the interior of
the mainland they cannot understand.
But, as will be seen, the ldoa Is in every
way wise and excellent. By no other
arrangemeut could the country nnd the
Immigrants thomselves be as eSuctually
protected. By it those not wanted can
not escape, and can he readily returned,
and those acceptable are protected from
the sharpers ana harpies who, on land,
would be waiting for them.
Told ia all tbo languages available
that they must land at tho island, the
Immigrants lug along their possessions
to the great building and are uihcrod
Into a pen. Their eyes open upon the
greatest transportation depot in the world.
It measures 410 by 130 feet, and is di
vided off Into separate compartment by
largo-meshed wire nettings, so that the
whole is always under scrutiny, and
there are no corners tor cunning tricks
or evil deeds. As tbey come into the
room the newcomers are closely Inspected
by a corps of medical experts under the
charge of Dr. John Godfrey, ol tho Ma
rine Hospital Service. Then thoy are
passed ou to the registration department.
"What's tbo matter with met" ex
claimed one irascible Irishman the othor
morning, "I'm no Baahl-Bazook, nor no
Pbaultto, neither I Yet those fellows
rid tho caps on nlSed and sniffed and
imelled me all over. Here's me papers
to show for it."
Ilia papers were all right, but he
looked a trifle consumptive, and the
doctors bad laid their ears closa to his
breast and back to listen to the work
ings of his lungs and heart. Tha doc
tors pick out the sick and prescribe for
them at once, or send them to the hos
pital in tha rear, where they receive
treatment. loose liable to have con
tracted contagious diseases ara sent to
tha contagious diseases hospitals, and
tha idiots or lunatics are taken immedi
ately to tha Mew Jersey State Asylum
Those of Mod health ara passed on to
Um Rtgittrj Department, whara they
produce their papers, answer tit their I
imiiiCT.. viTn muir Olfv, iimiunmitji
1. 1, i
- .- .v.'-
IMMlnnATION mtlMltNO ON Fl.t.t tI.Arft).
whether they enn read and write, where
they are going to, to whom, their occu
pation, amount of money Ihey have, If
they have mil road tickets, nnd If they
have ever been In the country before.
In the raso of those nlile to speak Kng
llsh, tlin last ijuestion Louernlly conies
Thosn about whom there 1 any (pie,
tion are crowded into tho next depart
ment and detaino I. They may bo there
lor a few minutes, an hour or so or until
tho steamer which brought them Is ready
to take tliiiui back. This department is
under tho charge of N. J. Arbeely, Major
Hemsy and Morris Hinvrtein, a trio who
speak most of thu Kuropean and Asiatic
language. Tho llrst named, who I a
Hyrinii, nnd wn for somo year the
United States Consul at Jerusalem, claims
to speak eleven languages; Major Heinsy,
a Hungarian, speak sis, and Mr. Hlnver
steln, live. Ho when Mr. Arbeely walk
up to an immigrant he rarely say "Ko
voulettef" or Its equivalent In French or
German; but hi what-cnn-I-do-for-you"
salutation Is generally in Arable,
'Shoo bidlah?" or In Greek, "Too
telto?"or in Turkish, "Ney tinrlnt"
The nauio with the other two gentlemen ,
No one would think they wero all asking
the same question from the words or Hie
luannor of putting.
While we were detained by curiosity in
the detention pen, Colonel Wobor came
hurrying through and recoguized the
groyhearu of the little party as an old
acquaintance. He explained that the
Immigrants returned comprised pauper,
criminals, contract laborers, those suffer
ing from contagious or loathsome dis
cuses and insane and idiots. Of nil these
there had been retained during the year
ending April 1 last, 2U9t, out of 415,001).
1 his, too, was about as many as Castle
Garden (whan the Kmigration Buroail
was a Htato department) had returned in
four or rive years. Colonel Webor Invited
tho little party to viow his offlcei, wh.'ali
aro situated at the west end of the build
ing. They are line, largo rooms, flooded
with light by wide windows. "That's
what we wanted," said he; "light and
plenty ot It; for after a weuk or two of
steerago life these people are none too
sweet. We are doing everything we can
for thorn in that respect. We have sup
plied them with barburs and aro erecting
Thoro aro only about 113 Government
employes, each of whom speaks two or
moro languages, and, in addition, the
trunk railroads have about suvooty-five
men employed here.
The Bureau was transferred from tho
the Barge Ollice to E'lii Island the fl-st
ot this year, and Colonel Weber is ex
ceedingly pleased with the increased
accommodation and tbo improved system
it bas enabled him to make. "We can
now handle 10,000 people a day," he
said. "We handled 5100 people in
one day a couplo ot woeks since, and
everything worked nicely, and there was
no relax of efficiency of service. We
could not have done this at the Bargo
Ollice or Castle Garden."
By the time we got upon the huge
floor again some hundreds of the immi
grant were hustling on the trunk line
railway companies' boat and being con
veyed with their baggage to the various
railroad depots. Others had just passed
the doctors and were registering, so that
we could see the whole systoin. The
women sat in groups, with their bundle!
and babies, while the men were getting
their money changed, sending telegrams,
buying tickets or layiog in provisions at
tho lunch counter. In this large new
building there seems to be every possible
comfort and convenience for the new
comers, and as no one is allowed among
thorn except officials or persons well
known to the Commissioner they are en
tirely protected from sharper and trick
sters. The rates of exchange are sent
from Wall street every day and posted
up In several diSerent languages; rail
road rates are also made clearly known,
and the food served at the restaurant is
good and cheap.
Tha women, too, and tha children, al
though shabbily dressed and bearing tha
marks of a passage in the steerage, ware,
as Colonel Weber remarked, of a good
class. There was one large Portuguese
group that, having washed and eaten a
frugal lunch, seemed fairly content to
wait. They bad not tha fresh com
plexions of somo newly arrived groups
from Northern Europe, but their ayes
were bright with eagar hopes of tha fu
ture tn their new land. There war any
number of babies, and it seamed that
even tba poorest of them had soma bit
ot jewelry or bright ribbon probably
saved up by the fond parent for this
auspicious day. Home expected to meet
friend or relative. For these there It
a platform with tier of benches nt
the far end, where they can wslt and
watch for friend. Kor the same purpose
there Is a gallery running all around ths
building. These friends give the name
of those thoy seok to the registrars, II
they are there early, and when the Im
migrant comes up to register the nam
is called nut. 1 hose friends coming af
ter tho registration give the nainot to
nlflcials, who bawl them nut all over the
floor and take pains to Nnd the propel
There nre a number of girl who come
In couple or alone, for the purpose of be
ing domestic reivant. There aro two
matron who attend to those. They nre
dctainod and their friend hero, If they
have any, nre at once telegraphed to. II
thef Imvo none they aro turned over to
the religious mission ot which there
are several doing excellent work and
there they aro cared for and havo suit
able situations obtained for thnm.
Kor those detained who have Como In
violation of the law of IH'.ll and who
hure to bo returned, there I a separate
building, tilled up with doiible-duvked
berth on which is a wire mattre and a
couple of blanket. They always make
a pillow and bolster of their belonging.
Thorn are cots for about twenty in the
men hospital: only five worn occupiud
ou Tuosdny, and it wa about the same
in tbo women s. The contract laborer
and others who are to bo returned are
foil by the Government until the vessel
which brought them is ready to sail, and
the expense is charged to tho steamship
company. If, after being rutiirnod to
tlin ship tho passenger escapes, the com
pany can be lined $.W) for each one and
the clearance paMr withheld until the
fines aro paid. New York Advertiser,
A Duke's Country House on Wheel.
fhe rngo of this season I to be cara-
vaning, and a carried out nowaday it
certainly has it charm. The quaint
gypsy house on wheels, with it solitary
room and tiny window, tho hiigh rod
and yellow box houses of tho monagerio
and circus, the Home Itule, Salvation
Army, Church Association and artist
caravan, with which wo nre all more ot
less familiar, are simply nowhere In com
parison with somo ot the gorgeous
palaces on wheels that aru boiug built
this season in walnut and ash with
saloons and kitchens, silver knocker
and plate glass windows. And quit
unique, even among these, will bo the
Duke ot Newcastle's laud yacht, the Bo
hemian, in which tho Duke, In company
with Mr. Gambler Bolton, K. It. G. H.,
and valet, intend from time to tirns
making a series of photographic tours In
Great Britain and on the Continent,
commencing immediately aftor he returns
from hi flvo weeks' trip to America.
The Bohemian will carry a beam of
Six feet nine inches, which is fully nine
inches wider than any other caravan ye I
built; and, a she is nearly tlfteon feet
long from bow to stern, she will roquir
some careful steorlng to got through
narrow lane without running aground,
and, in passing through gateways, with
out wrecking the posts.
The table will bo unique, a, to gain
space ia the saloon, wbon pot required
it will disappear into the floor, leaving
a good clear gangway in which to walk
up and down and entertain our frionds,
not to mention room for the morning
tub. There aro, in addition to the sleep
ing berths, hammock and a tent, and
accommodations at a pinch for sis ot
Tbo motive power at present will b
supplied by two useful London dray
horses, ablo to do a little trotting with
out breaking down, whilo at tho same
time they will be fully up to their load
No one can carefully watch the signs ol
the tunes without seeing that electricity
ill bo the motive power of the near
future for railways, carriagos and cara
vans, and the toonor this becomes un
fail accompli the hotter, for one ot the
greatest drawbacks to the successful
cruising of a land yacht is the constant
fear of a breukdown on the part ot ona
of the horses.
"We intend starting in June," said
the Duke, "for a preliminary cruise on
tho Kent and Sussex border. This is
a perfect paradise for the amateur
photographer, as at present tho camera,
black cloth, and tripod are almost un
known there; the scenery Is magnificent,
the old churches and ruins of ancient
monasteries deeply interesting, the roads
are goad (a matter ot Importance to tha
caravanist), tha bills are not very bad.
and by hiring a third horse we hope ta
get along capitally.
'After we nave got thing a little in
to shape, the Bohemian will work her
way along the south coast, and oventu
ally enter another photographic para
dise, the New Forest, whero wa shall
probably cruise about for soma weeks if
the weather is propitious; but even on
dull or wet days there will be plenty to
do, for wa shall hava photographic work
to attend to, the animals to look after,
tha piano and typewriters to amuse us.
and, above all, 'ths log' to ba carefully
written up, as we hope to make this
ot interest to our friends." Pall Mall
An irrlivsftttrtn janil t tn nrnnrt! nf
KiiUtllnrr in Vth sand Idsho bv ChiCAfra
cttpitaliitsS it it told, that will IrrigaU
mi nnn - - ' , 1
4uv,uvu at roe ui isuiu.
Many of New Jersey's mock meadows
ara being reclaimed and dsvotsd to onion
and osier growing.
SOUK IMPORTANT HAFFSWIWOrt
Of Interest to Dwellers la the Keyeioae
Old Kan Mlllsr Ott Ten Tears anil Hie
Son Robert Two.
At Somerset William C. Miller, convicted
of manslaughter for ths killing nf Jonathan
'. ilochltetler, the moonshiner, wa sen
tenced to O year In tha Penitentiary. Hi
son Itohert escaped with a sentence of two
Florence Kuhrerof Pittsburg, the laver
' Michael Miami, got a nine-year sentence;
ml William lloynr, convicted nf criminal
assault will spend tha next eiftht year In
he w nilf nlisrr.
Tiik Cepiibllcmisnt Huntingdon nomina
te! K. Allen I.o veil for State reiiate; and I'.
M. l.yt:o mid I'nplalii John S. liars for Ihn
Tiif Adnms county Democratic Conven
tion nomlmiteil W. I,. Zelxlei, of Oettys-
burg, and W. K. Itlttnx. of Uttleitown. for
At Hi Itepiihllcnn primary election held
in Forest count v on Hattirdav. Captain J. J.
Height, of llalllown, defeated Dr.H. H. Tow
ler, the prrxent mnmhorof the legislature,
ir renom I nation by a majority of itl.
The Northumberland County Itepuhllcnn
'invention nominated John I.. Hhelley, of
Mei'hiiiilcstiiirii, for the legislature.
A Storm Swept Valley Near Pottsvllls.
Tin iixriAY evening nt think a terrific wind
and hail storm, ncromptinied by thunder
mid liKhtiiirn:, passed through the Deep
creek valley, a funning district about eight
miles west of Pottsville. (Irrat damuge wa
lone to crops. In ninny instance entire
orchards were uprooted, fences were torn
low ii and iiiiiny building razed to the
ground. The storm affected the country for
a iliiliinroof 1.1 miles, nnd the loss will bo
thoiiHinds ol dollars.
Victims of Th Rieslnsr Sun.
As a result of the excessive hent of the
I'.i-t two days, numerous case of sunstroke
liuvebci'ii reported in the vicinity of I'otts
ville At Crema thero were three case
and at Minersvllle five. Charles Krb, of the
former plnre, and Thomas I'erry, of ths lat
ter place, arn in a precarious condition. Tho
thermometer raged from KV to "J'ut differ
Another Johnstown flood Vio'lm.
Tlin bones of a Hood vlct'm were found at
Johnstown, being the second found since
lust winter. A common marble in one of
the pockets Indicated that it was the body of
a hoy, though all other means of idoulilica
tioii were lost.
A Cloud Burst.
A cloud burst ut Moscow wrecked and de
luged buildings and caused considerable
damage. Tho Delaware, Lackawanna nnd
Western Itaiiroud tracks were washed out
and in place swept the tracks entirely
away. Several bridges and dams were car
ried away. Train were stopped in time to
prevent cutustrophes. Communication
with Now York wus entirely shut off for
Till! Du ISois Deoosit hunk of Clearfield
county, cnpitul S7.,is), was chartered.
At Old F.a'le. Washington count v. the
wife of a French limn, who is a miner at the
wi,l work.i there, was burned to death.
After building the lire, which did not burn
fast enough to suit her. she poured nil from
Bum on the wimkI. and Instantly there wus
an esplosioii. She was burned in a horri
ble iiiunu'-r uni UK-el snoriiy anrr.
ISksj mis Hkhhkr. aged .V. a farmer of
LciihurMville, committed suicide fiy hanging
himxelf in his burn. The previous owner of
the furm hanged himself in the same spot.
Wim.mm Humiiv I'aintok wa hanged at
Yurie for murdering Mrs. Htromiuzer while
trying to burgluruu her house.
Wuii.r. drawing tuhlnz In an old gas well
on Mai key's bill in Under, Tuesday. Frank
Hell was struck on the neud and Killed liy
the lulling breaking.
(. II. Aksoi.ii. aaeil 17. and Arthur Pol-
lender, I ), He gims, wro drowned at Char-li-roi
Miiii.iki. Mrl.i.iot. a trackmen, was
killrd by a train ut Altooua.
Jor. Cami-iiki.i. was found in a dyinor con
dition at the railroad at No. 4 l' Ic. near
Monoiuahela Citv. having been struck by
an earlv train. Ha was section foreman of
a gang at that place.
I'rnnv Drnr.xsPK K, charged with for
gery, J. H. Jjlack, charged with jail break
ing, and J.i'. i.eyrioiiij, awaiting triui lor
assault and tmtlery. escaiied from the Hutler
juil. sawing the burs of their cells, and are
still ut large.
An oil run exploded Monday etening at
the home of Jules l.erov. a French miner.
at imperial, while his wife was cooking
supper. Mrs. Iroy wus badly bruised. Her
batiy inhaled th flames ami died. An
o'herchild is also seriously burned and may
Edward Hitler, aged 12 years, was
drowned while bathing in th Allegheny
river, Allegheny City. Pa. Wilhert Behroat
waseUo drowned while bathing in the Ohio
river at Avalon, (1 mile below Allegheny,
Two drowning accidents occurred at
Bcranton. Eddie, the 5-year-old son of John
Clark, was drowned while bathing in the
river, and the baby son of Frank Wheeler
of the Scrauton baseball team fell into a
pool and was dead before ha was rescued.
.Mm. Kosa Flkmind, whose daughter Clans
was killed last fall on the P. C. C. A tit. L.
U. 11., by a rock fulling through tbn car,
while entering Pittsburg, was awarded 4-
uo by the Jury ut Littlo Washington.
LiuiiTNixii struck a tree on the farm of
Parker tinodgra., Peters t jwnsbip, Wash
ington county, und a rlock of tine sheep un
der it wereinstaiitlv killed. Tho (lock con
tained 23 sheep ami lumbs.
A lahuk copperhead snake crawled
through a hole in the stone chimney of the
resilience of Ueorge Lisbon, in th moun
tains above Fuirehunee, and got in tb fam
ily bedroom. When Mrs. Lisbon got up ia
the dark Friday morning the reptile struck
at her from the fireplace and bit her on tha
foot. It was thought she would die, but she
Euwahd Phytto, ued 17, and John Berg
man, aged U. were fatally injured by a run
away at liruddock. They were ill a wagon
duiitering goods when the horse, in gotug
ikiwu a grade, took fright and dashed dowu
tb street. Yhe wagon wa overturned,
At a meeting of the students of the Wash
ington and Jefferson College at Washington,
fa., a resolution was passed which will dis
continue can rushes here in the - future.
Th faculty of th college are greatly pleased
with tb move.
Tao 4-year-old son of Peter Benson waa
killed by a heavy railroad Ut falling Os
him at Butler.