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Whan the balmy tiny grow loin,
Ixvc. I drrnm of thee tin mora,
And I weave Into my song
All the sweet, sad thoughts that throng
Of the golden dara of yore.
If to dream of thee he wrong,
Then I hare offended mire.
I.ovp, Id train of thee the iimru
When the balmy clays grow long.
All the winter have t tigh'd
1'or thy presence, wearily
Grieving, ged across the wide
Unit of selfish, human pride
Which divided thee nntl mo -Now
sweet hope lulrr my snug.
Wears the smile that once she wore.
Lave, t clii sm of thee the more
Wnen the b.dtny day grow long.
11 V HtWK II. MM I I I-It.
Uileo Rutherford stood, nt the wldo
atone gateway of a pretty old 1 jigiish
homestead. The bright moonlight
win gloaming upon tlio decs, tin'
alu-iibhory and llio foiinliiin. mid tpitn
tha linissivo building with their
towers, balconies and quaint archi
tectural conceits. It win audi n
picturesque view I lint t'ic yotinjf Am
ciiciui tourist gazed upon it with iii(
Tlio stillness was broken by llic
dipping of an oar near by, and lio was
mnda aware of tho fact Unit close lo
III left of lilm a brook flowed through
the shrubbery into tho river behind
hi in. lie turned bis face thitlicrwurd,
Presently a boat shot out into Ilia
river, and he saw that the occupant
was a yoiinjf girl with n pliant figure,
a bright face, uud exquisite graco in
He was ns plainly dell nod In the
moonlight as alio was, but sho did not
happen to glance toward tlio terrace
Slio was in such a luippy mood that she
gave voice to It In .ng:
4'Vss there ever maid more fair,
Or a truer lover.
Seen beneath the moonlight rare
On the Powns of Dover?
The Downs, the Downs,
On the Downs of Dover!''
A second verse followed, and the
young man stood spellbound. Never
bad ho heard a voice so sweet, so flex
ible, so diHlinclly articulate. The
melody wat fresh, pleasing. vivacious.
8 lie disappeared beyond the trees
which lined the rivor, her voieo dying
lie had just turned to depart, wliiiu
sevoiul wild, piercing shrieks came to
liia ears, mid ho knew that the fair
singer had mot Willi some disaster.
He run swiftly along tho path which
skirted the shore, leached an opening
among tho trees, and saw her strug
gling in the WHlor, I ho overturned
boat drifting away from her. lie
plunged into tha river and rescued
her, currying her along the path to the
She was able to slnnd upon the lat
ter, and had entirely reguinod her
consciousness. She east a rueful
glance at hot- wot and draggled attire,
and then lifted her handsome eyes lo
the face of the young lima who had so
gallantly rescued her.
'Sir, 1 am extremely grateful to
you," alio said, a sweet tremor in her
Her scream had been heard at tho
house, and her father and a miilo do
mestic cuino hurrying to the spot. The
former whs a burly man, crisp of
speech nud stolid in his manner.
v The daughter told him of the mis
hap and rescue He bestowed a sharp
glance on Hi ice Rutherford, uud said:
'Send, mo your address and Ml
Tho haughty tone and the utinp
precialive glance augerod the young
You don't owe me anything," ho
coldly said, as he turuod upon his
"Sir, I repeat it I am extremely
grateful!" cried the young girl, with
a fervent glume uud uu impulsive
grasp of the hand.
Her father walked with her up the
terraco, the footman followed at thoir
The fair English lady had left some
thing lit Brlco Rutherford' baud when
she prossed it. It waa a valunblo
solitaire, very unlqae in its setting.
"Hum plil" he ejaculated, as lie
trode toward the highway which lad
to the adjoining village.
Sis yours later found him at one of
(he coltbratud watering-places lu this
A handsome, intelligent, vivacious
young English heiress was altraollug
tha attention of the beaux, and he
oou became as worshipful at the rest
Ho fell violently In love with her.
He proposod lo her in au impetuous
way, but much to hi chagrin, ha
Vat rrotetl .'
His pride was deeply hurt, and yet
ho hardly felt like blaming her. Hlio
was no flirt ho had simply miscalcu
lated the extent of her preference for
A few evenings Inter as ho strolled
to nud fro on I ho veranda, ho glanced
lu nt the open window and saw her
seated nt a piano, with several young
men by her side.
Nli a wa ccilnlnly vcrv muc.lt nt
home on the Instrument ; her playing
was ns faultloss ns it was brilliant.
Suddenly ha slopped opposite the
window, his lips parted, hit eyes
brightening, n gleam of Intelligence
lighting up his face.
She was singing n bul'ad, nud her
sweel, clear, llcxihlu Voice lllled the
"Va (here ever inalil more l.ilr,
ir a truer lover,
Seen lieneath the iik tt litit rare
On the Downs of Dover.
'All!'' he ejaculated, under his
brealh. "Miss Clifon Is the Kuglish
irl I fished out of the river. Per
lie turned on his heel mid dismissed
the I ruin of lhmi,'ht that brought With
it new hopes and probabilities.
Tlio next day the pretty heiress came
upon him ns lie sat alone in one of tho
pavilion. He arose to go.
"l'ray, Mr. Itiithoi lord, do not let
me cause you to retire," alio plenum!
ly said, as she fluttered into ouoof tin
Iiistc.nl of - replying, he looked
steadily at her, with an expression
upon his face that puzzled her.
"I am sorry for what happened the
other day," she softly said.
"You were the arbiter of your own
fate," he replied.
Why, that sounds funny!" she
said, wltli an odd little laugh. "I
fancied dial you had made mu the ur
betcr of yours."
"Of course, Mis Clifton, if you
havo reconsidered '
"Hut I haven't," tho hurriedly inter
rupted. She blushed consciously, for alio
knew she had not been entirely truth
ful. .She might not have reconsidered
her refusal, but alio had made sundry
mental admissions; ouo that ho was
tho most worthy of her ad nil re. , uud
tho other, that the at least liked him.
"That was a pretty ballad you sang
last evening," he said with a sudden
change of topic.
"I sang several," reminded she.
"But only ouo ballad," rejoined ho.
"1 refer to the 'Downs of Dover." "
"Were you within hearing?"
"I was on the veranda," was his rc
icply. You did not think that I had
dec imped, in my disappointment nud
dispnlr?'' he added, with a slight
grin. Tlio nir Is very catchy, ns wo
say in this country. Did you com
'Yes. And the words."
Then sho laughed, and addod:
"1 l.nveu't pcrpulrutod anything
liko it eiuce." ,
He was tiloiit for a minute, seem
ingly dooply wrapped lu thought.
She watched him covertly, admiring
his handsome face uud manly bear
lug. "Miss Clifton,, I did not run nwuy
last night," he slowly said. "Hat I
am going away today."
Ah!" she ejaculated.
"Ye. And I wish to rotti ru your
"What ring?" alio nskod, with puz
zled look nud tone.
"Tho ring which you gave me," hu
Tlio puzzlod look changed lo one of
"I never gave you a ring," she de
clared, with considerable vehemence.
"Oil, you didn't, ch?" ho said, with
a crisp little laugh. wanted to re
turn it to yoii at tho tlmo, but you did
not glvo me tliu chatico to do so. It U
such a unique bit of workmanship
that you cannot fail to recognize It."
He took from hts wallet a ring and
handed it to her.
Sho ttnrod nt it in a dazed manner,
tho color coming and going lu her
face. At first sho looked' vory toljor,
and thou a soft smile camo to her lips,
for the recalled tlio occasion, and tlio
wet, draggled uppearuueo she had pro.
"I remember tho awkward cpltodo
awkward on my part," the said,
shyly uplifting her superb eyes.
"Yet, I gave you the ring. I cannot
permit you to return It. When I gave
it lo you It censed to be inliio."
"Uut.I did not accept it," replied
he. "You loft it iu my hand. Until
now I have had no opportunity to
"Tell me," the tald, looking fairly
at him, new iuterett lu her haudsome
eyet "tell me, how long have you
known me at the luckless one you
ouce placed uuder tacit obligation?"
"Oil, do not cull it that!" be re
lolnod. ' ' i
"Did you know It the evening yon
you proposed to me?" persisted
"No, Miss Clifton. I did not know
U until Inst evoning. That ballad tdon
tilladyou; you were tinging It when
your boat lyiset."
Wn 1?" tho asked, morely to con.
trol her embarrassment, for she ro
nemiicicd quite distinctly.
"I 'ind Intended to send you the
ring b mail today, without explana
tion or commont," he said. "I ask no
"I cannot sny that 1 tihderstand
your last remark, Mr. Rutherford."
sho replied, slightly flurried.
Ho was standing witli his nrim
folded, his eyes llxed upon her, f
wailing, Intensely yearning look In
t hem I lial made her heart bent faster.
"You are going away today, did
you say, Mr. Rutherford?'' sho new
"Yes, Miss Clifton."
"From from uiro necessity?" slit
asked, in u queer lone, covertly wuteb
"From choice," he crisply rejoined
He walled n few mimenti nud then
"1 have lust interest In everything
'Even In me? ' sho nskod, witli t
faint blush on her cheeks mid nil nil
couiMging smile on her lips. "Per
haps some of that Interest van bo re
vived." "All," ho quickly rejoined, with a
cntcli In his breath, "yes, it can! One
little word from you will be siilll
elenl." "Then It would not bo kind In inc
to withhold it," she softly said. "1
might bo cruel to myself. You must
keep this ring. I will feel hurt if you
decline to accept it."
"I will neeopt it on one eonllll in'
"And what Is Hint?"
"If you except one from me in re
turn." "Oh," sho exclaimed, il.o red In
her faco deepening, "that sounds fair
enough! Still, It might Involve"
"It not only might, but It would,"
Interrupted he, with n smile.
"I am to considor' this as a renewal
of your proposal, I suppose?" she
said. "If I didn't, 1 would bo stupid,
wouldn't l?" she added, laughing
"You aro never stupid," rejoined
he, with heart I noss.
And then their eternal bond of
union was sealed. Suurd.iy Xight.
Florida Moss uud lis Preparation.
The vuluublo moss of Florida, sayt
Harry Romford, abounds In the hum.
mocks uud back lands. It Is gathered
chiefly Ly colored people In Its
natural stale it hangs In festoons from
the limbs of trees lit strands from one
lo tlvo feet iu length. The moss is
gathoicd by pulling It from tho trees
with long poles, or by cutting t lie treot
down nud then removing it. The
most Is burled lu lln earth for about
a month, after which it Is dug up and
is dried uud shaken and told to the
local moss dealers for ono dollar per
hundred pounds. It Is then run
th rough a mnehino called a gin, which
Is nothing more than a cyliudot
covered with Ihroe.lneh spikes revolv
ing between a roll of similar nation,
ury spikes. Tho action of these spikes
is lo knock out some of tho dirt und
trnsh, but it docs not complete the job.
It ia then shaken over u ruck formed
of parallel bars, after which It is
pressed into bales of about two hun
dred pounds each. Some of tho most
mills do all this work by hand, except
the grinning. Tlio moss, after having
gouo Ihrouifh tho above process, brings
from $2.60 lo $3 per hundred
If, instead of allowing it to rcmalu
iu the earth for one mouth, it is left
tlioro for throe months, tho entiro
bark of tlio moss is pulled oil and
there remains a boautiful black fibre
almost exactly like hair. The hair
mots brings from live to seven O.ollurs
por hundred pounds.
Mr. Romford suggests the treatmont
of this most as a gaud Held for inven
tion. m He thinks a inuchluo could be
mude which would lake oil the bark,
leaving the fibre, without the necessity
of burying tho moss for to long a time
In tho earth. Boston Transcript.
Hauled Out the Fish by Horse Power.
A gentleman who resldot on llollvur
reporlt that a largo sawfish win
captured a few day ago near Roll,
over which measured eighteen feet in
length, throe feet eight inches length
of taw, tlx feet wide, and two feet
thick from dorsal lo ventral flu. I
got Inside I ho bar that rant parallel
wltu tho ponlntnla, and, not being
able to get out, wat caught, and, after
being inadri fust with hawser, it took
two horses and four men to pull tlio
llsh ushore. ("Galveston NToiv.
A DRAVK flOLDIETt.
Th R'ooT.rr of tha Bodr of a Aotdlar
Killed at Cyprus Orssk. Ark.
The rercnt en
tampment of the
Orand Armt of
the Republic, at
Washlnutnn, D C.
brought to light
many ficts not
by the surviving
itiif ri lativet of a
soldier lc I I! i il
ill the war for the
detente ol the
I'nlon. An one-
nrmcd ml d I e r.
I' MFftl It Kii.Ihi.
'' in r to two strnn-
ers an old rnnticn that ho got from
his brother, who. while a member of a
New York regiment, had found It
hanijitiif on a cannon. Scott, without
knowing it. was exhlliitinit tho relic to
a Lrotiier of an olllcer
who gve Ins life to
preserve his country from disunion and
destruction. From 8cott wns learned
tho quarters of Lieut. C. M. Oreene,
formerly of Co, R, 3d Ark. Cav., who,
with M. T. 8. t'larkfon, recovered the
brother's body from the hands of tho
enemy, and from Lieut. Oreene It wat
ascertained where Major T. 8. CI irk
ton. Postmaster at Otnalin, Neb., Jun
ior Vice Commander ol the Grand
Army, couhl bo found, both of win. m
gave some pirtieulats not previously
received In the letters to the family
from Col. Itvnn.
William Hotehkiss Rltter, mn ol
Nathan and Kliabeth Rltter. and
brother of X. T. Ritter, or Rrouklyn,
N. Y.,'and I). A.' Ritter, Washington,
I). ('., was born In New Haven Hept.
19, 1H38, and previous to enlistment
had lived in Hertford. Huston, New
York, Saiigerties, find Rrooklyn, and
resided at the later pi ice when tho war
At the first call of President Lincoln
for 7.1,000 men to aid in tho del'enso of
the Nation's Capitol, Lieut. Ritter
Joined April 19, 101, Co. I), dipt. Ot
tiwell's company, 12th N. Y., under
enmmnnd of Colonel Daniel flutter
Held, and served with the regiment at
Washington and in Virginia until its
return Aug. A, 1801. With a few
friends he enlisted again, to join Own.
Freinont'a Hody-Ouard at 8t. Louis;
but before their arrival at 8t. Louis
Gen. Fremont was recalled, and Ritter,
with hit friendt, joinod the famous
Merrill's Horse of Missouri, a cavalry
regiment 1,000 strong, under command
of Capt. Lcwla Morrill, a Captain of
the Regular Army, who was toon pro
moted to Iltigadier-Gcncral. The reg
iment was organizod at St. Louis in
September, 1M01, and wnt composed of
three com pan let recruited in Cincinnati,
thrco in Northwest Miss.iuil, two in
Michigan, one in St. Louis, and one of
men front Michigun, New York and
Ritter joined Co. G, and wnt promot
ed May 1, 180:1, from Corporal to Rat
tallnn Sergeant-Major. Co. G waa the
escort or body-guard of Gen. David
son, who, with his 14,000 cavalry, alone
captured Little Rock by crossing the
river ten miles below and lighting bis
way to the city. Ritter devoribod in
a letter duted Sept. lit, 1801), the part
betook: "As our armv advanced on
both aides of the river I took an Amer
ican Hi if, with six of tho escort, on tha
bank of the river to show Gen, Steelo
opposite how fur our men had got up
the river. We kept on a linn with our
skirmishers, saw hard lighting, and
heard bullets und sheila whistle about
ns close an they generally go and not
bit. Two of our cannons were cp
turcd and again recaptured within SO
feet of me, while I did nothing but tit
on my horso and keep the flag all
right. I think the rebels didn't like
tho Stars and Stripes, for they tent
their lead very thick ut me; but no one
ofour party wat killed. Our rcgi
nient hut been in the advance for two
weeks, and Gen. Davidson thinks there
is none liko it. Wo have lost many
killed and wounded, and I havo seen
brave boys die, whoso last word were
worthv of the greatest heroes of the
Feb. 14, 1S04, Ritter joined the 8rd
Ark. Cav., and wat mustered In at
First Lieutenant of Co. I. This wat a
refitment being formed of Arkansas
refugees, a rough and bravo let of men
who had done much harm-to therebcl.
t the same time protecting thoir fam
ilies and avoiding being forced into
tho rebel service. After six drills
these rough men drilled to splendidly
nt to call forth the highest praise from
From Maj. T. S. Clarkson and First
.ieut. C. M. Greono were gathered some
facts not previously received concern
ing Lieut. Ritter't last conflict with
On the morning of tho 14th of May,
1804, when the regiment wat encamp
od at Lewisburg. Ark., Lieut. Rltter,
with about 30 of his men. rode toward
Cypress Creek, about eight miles touth
of Lewisburg. They, arrived at the
rough log bridge about 11 o'clock. On
the other tide wit in open space, and
beyond wero numerous cypress treet.
At the men were advancing they were
tuddenlv fired upon by a portion of
Shelby' cavalry (who wero 1,000 or
8,000 strong in that vicinity), who hid
behind the treet Not knowing that
the enemy were to numerous, Lieut,
Ritter and men continued fighting. He
received a wound In the leg early in
the engagement, but gave no attention
to it. The men were finally compelled
to retreat tcrott the bridge leaving
Lieut, Rltter, with bit bleeding wound,
in the hand nf the enemy, lie waa
stripped of hit uniform, which wai
donned by a rotiel nfttcer, who after
ward wa thot within an inch of tho
place where Lieut. Ritter Wat shot.
MnJ. T. 8. Clarkson, then In com.
mand of tho regiment, with Lieut.
Greeno and a larite force, returned tho
tame afternoon, drove the rebels from
the place, and recovered the body of
Lieut. Ritter. Ills wound received no
tursieal treatmont, and consequent!
caused hit death two or three botira af
ter he wat thot, A lady who lived
a house a few rod away gave him
water and waa with him In hi last
moments. She said that he pissed
away at one fulling ttleep,
'I lia iilisiract return wt as follows
"First Lient. Wnt, II. Ritter fell white
leading his men into action eight
miles south of this place I Lewisburg),
May 14, 1801, an I was buried heie."
His remains were afterward ruinnv
ed to the Little Rock National Cemp.
terv. also the remains of Cant. Marlon
Gates. In the roll ol honor ot smuien
burled in 184 at Little Rock, 29
names of men nre given who served In
the :ji Ark. Cav. There are about 6,
000 burled there, svcrAl hundred ol
wh'nn are unknown.
At Fort Smith National Cemetery
theio weto buried 19 of the Ark. Cav.
and posalblv others unknown.
In a letter Iroin D. II. Itussel.t Jinrl
ermaster nf the leglment, dated Oct. 3
I8U2, Is tho following: "At one time
we established a G. A. R. Post here
(Morrillton, Ark.) and called it Ritter
Post, but at they had but few mem
bers here It wi-nt down. I moritinn
this to show the kind feci tag his old
oldier-friends had for him.
From the additional information
lately received from MnJ. Clurkson and
Lieut. Greeno it Is hoped that the sash,
and possibly the sword, which were
let. at the camp in Lewisburg (Lieut.
Ritter tt the time was armed only with
revolvers) may be recovered. D. A, R.
in National timbcnb.
foni motion, Vaiiilprblll's I loll sr.
.1. L. Martin of Toccon, tiu., tin Ir
jls possession u silver dollar with at
Interesting history, which U told tij
;he Atliinta Const Itul ion. Slxteet
fear ago an Kngllsli sailor win
itrnnded here? In Unit extremely tin
pleasiint condition popularly knowi
1 being 'Strapped." Ho wished tt
each Chattanooga, Term., and line
lo mean of gettitur there, so he tin
'olded hi tale of woe to Mr. Mart.it
ind offered to sell him hi wntch ant
ila last dollar, which he prized be
fond It Intrinsic value on account o
the following circuiiistnticsscotiiieetet
with hi receiving It: Old Coinmo
lore Vanderbilt was once u passcngo:
on tho sumo ship on which this sailo
was employed, und happened, whlli
lean Inn over tho side of the vessel
to drop lii tall silk hat Into tin
water. The sailor, witnessing thi
accident, Immediately Jumped over
board und rescued the tile from I
watorr grave. The commotion
heartily expressed hi th inks to th
mar. and gavo hi in n dollar, which
tlio sailor had kept ever nfter ns t
touvctiir. Ho finally parted with tilt
ffateh and the cherished dollar to Mr.
Martin lu exchange for a pair of ahocj
nd hi railroad fare to Chattanooga,
requesting Mr. Martin to preserve the
Jollar, as fin wished, when nhle.to re
iccm it. Sixteen ye:ir. havo pissod,
ind Mr. Martin faithful to hi prom
ise, still h is tfie coin, tho poort iiloi
never having returned to clnita It.
Tho dollar wa coined In 100 and
Is somawhat larger than the dollar
now in circulation andqtiltodifferent
lit appearance. The design on the
jbverse side is tho bust of Liberty,
facing to tho right, obwe the
irotd "Liberty" und leneath
tho date, 1800, with six
tar to tlio rltfht and seven to the
left, representing the thirteen orig.
liiiil State On tho reverso side i
tho "bird of freedom" bearing the
United States shield on Its breast,
ind in It beak a scroll inscribed, "K
Plurlbus rnuiii," a bundle of thirteen
irrows In tho right talon and an
Mlvo I. ranch In tho left; above the
eagle are cloud and thirteen stars,
ind about tho whole. "United States
it America." Tho denomination ol
jhe coin is given around tho rim,
.Ike the tire of a wheel.
Caught hy Ilia ftntlcry.
I onco went tip tho Amazon and
Orinoco Rivers on an animal captur
ing expedition for the late P. T. Dar
juin," said Dick Cowper, an old show
nan. "I got qulto a collection of
tnakes, birds, and monkey. I hit on
novel plan for tho capture of the
attor and It worked like n charm. A
aionkey Is a greater Imitator than a
Chinaman. Ho will do anything ho
tees done, and that Is what gds si
nany of his kind into the cage. I
rigged up un electric battery and at
tached It to nn apparatus that would
illow a score of the Simians to get
hold of It. I then took a party of
natives and went Into the forest
where there wero troops of monkevs.
We put the apparatus down, attached
the wire, tond removed tho battery to
a considerable distance, the natives
then took hold of the apparatus,
danced and yelled, then retired. The
monkeys made a dash for it. Half a
dozen caught hold and I turned on
the current. They began to skrlek
and squirm, but the others thought
their performance a part of the proa-rum
and fairly fell over each other
to get hold of tho machine. I could
havo stuck the whole tro p if they
could have got hold of tho concern.
Wethon mado a descent on them
with sucks and soon had a sooro of
them corralled. Hut a would only
work once. We tried it a mouth af
terwurd at a point fifty miles distant,
but not a monkey came olt his Dcrch
iu tho trees. They viewed the pro
ceeding with evident curiosity, but
without any appuront desire to Imi
tate our war dance urmimi the ma
chine." Globe-Democrat.. I
OKB IMPORTANT BAWKMtlTOM
OftaUrast to Bwsllaraln tha Ktfatoae
F.I'KKers OP" THK DftOFTlt.
jneAt imntivrRiRsi'R oirm:ri IK tut
( III VI.KII.I. Vll.l.KY.
The extent of the Inconvenience rnused
ry the preat carcity of water at points
north of Heading can hardly be Imagined,
and It Is snld tint at some plaes beyond
Port Clinton It is actually necessary to guard
the tanks of the locomotives to prevent the
eop't from carrying off the water. It Is
also reported that on one of the divisions of
lie Lehigh Valley the water tr supply the
locomotive Is transported for ipiite a dis
tance by viifdntM. Ileailliiil is ouo of th
few cities In the Schuylkill Valley whon
water supply has not bfii afTcc-ted by the
drouth. Ilwlni to the drouth inouiituiii
tires linve hrnkin out ill several places.
cUAZKU hy liri:oi,Ai:s.
K lVII.KMIIWMIK Wntft ITM'KIVHS A SHOCK
that Kins iiK.n or tint i:i:nx.
Iluruliirs b okn Into tho residence of
Joseph IHskl. Wiileesl.srre. Mrs. l)l-kl
heard their footstep! in he house. Tha
busliHiid juuiHd out of bed. when the berg.
lars linil iimiii him. two hulleis being Imlged
in his body. Mrs. Ill.kl never recovered
Irom the shock. She Is now a laving
maniac. Hlie w as routined for safety, and
her liusliund lingers between III'd nud death
tsMrr.n tiik rowmtn tmi iimui.
Hy the iireiuntiire explosion of a blast In
cut nt Itock (lien, on the Pennsylvania
lltillrund, Anthony (.iriird was In-liintly
killed and Krank I'ns io'o and Vincent
Correlose fntnlly Injured. It was just be
fore quitting time and the men wero anxi
ous tJgel home. Ktidently, in their Iiiisip,
the bar u-ed In tumping he giant powder
win struck too lio.ivily, causing the expl'
sluil. (I-raid's b dy dropped 200 feet away.
I'lH-ioio whs found under a mass of debris
A lii xn.iY iionsK km is Two.
Whlln IVter I'icliunlson was driving a
oiii-lmrso team iIjwii Tneiitie;h street,
riiilndlpbia llin animal look freight and
ran away. Ily acollislon with the curb
lUchnrilson was thrown out and killed. The
frightened horse continued on down th
stieet where 2-ycnr-old Andrew Iloston was
run down and killed. The hone was stop
ld bclore further injury was done.
A Trnitme TMn-rr.
Huperiiiteiidoiit Levi Muiidurf was In
stantly killed, and one of the large build
ings at I. N. I'oust A t o.'s sand works,
blow n to atoms at Huntingdon by an ex
plosion of K) pounds of dynamite and 50
pounds of powder. The terrible shock was
felt in nil parts of the town. A dozen work
men had miraculous escapes.
A r.l:MKR rotNl IiKAD.
Wm. Powell, a prominent farmer of
iS'ewlin township, Chester county, was this
morning found lying dead under tils wagon,
which stood In the public road somo dis
tance from his home.
a iK'i tii.r-BMiHKi.rn nievfntiox sotiktv.
At llcthlohem, a society bus been formed
for the prevention of robin shooting and of
slatting forest fires. The society offjrs ?;
reward for information leading to thecei
vio I jii of either class of oflenders.
MLiiernrii kuk si .tkmu,
The Hoard of Pardons refused lo commute
the sentence of Murderer William Y. Keck,
end he will be hanged at Allentown No
H-OOV. IIOVT STKIl'KrX WITH PARlLVSls.
Kx-Oov. Moyt suffered a soriotu stroke o.
r ami) sis at Wilkesbnrre and is In a serlout
Two years ago on honeit. hard-workini
young Irishman named liobert Armour
who had spent several veors 111 New Uriah
ton, returned lo Ireland, where ha now is.
He hud managed to accumulate jo.
fliis he left with Ins brother John. John
and his wile wrapped it in a cloth and
placed it in a tin box. and put the hot
in among the tilling nf a bed lick. There it
remained undisturbed uud wus grudually
forgotten. One day Inst week it waa decid
ed to relill the tick, and Its contents. Includ
ing the box wore dumped out and set un
lira. Last Saturday a small bov who wnt
poking among tlie allies foiiud the box.
1'he bills were iurliully destroved.but call be
redeemed, und the coins wero'fuaid.
I nr. contract tor printing the election bin. I. '
lots for Payette county liss been let loth
Irjffrmmim Jt'minral. Tiers will be i),
Om) of the olticinl ami J.T'Xi of cinien
ba'lots. The contract price for the otficiul
ballots is $12 ht l.i) and ln per l.ooo for
the specimen ballots. T he ballots for Kay.
ctte county will therefore cost $7J,
Tvpitoro rr.VKn Is alarmiiiijly prevalent in .
Mns. O'Mara. SO years old. was run down '
bv ihe street cars ut Orecnsburg and will
W. I.. Wilson, a prominent citizen of Rur
getMown, Wusbinaoii county, waa killed
by the Kastern express as he was walking
on the Punhundle tracks there, lie was on
his way home f mm u neighbor's, and bad
only u siiort distauca to walk on tho truck.
TiiKlar-e abattoir of the Huntingdon re
formatory was burned to the ground and JO
bogs in a pen near by narrowly escaped cre
mation. 1'hetire was undoubtedly tho work
of an incendiary, and it is thought that
onie of Ibe dim hurled inmates of the In
stitution who haunt the town instead of
retiiruiiig to their homes were retuonsihi
rmant Hiimmeistown destroyed five rest,
leiices, the couch shop of liavid Hendi-r and "
the store of John fhoemaker. i.osa. tou
000. ' '
IIobkrt II. Wnjtox. of Saltsburg. had one
of his arms torn otf by being caught iu
rope In a mill.
Thkrc was a t'20,000 plunlng mill and
lumber yurd tire at Oxford. JJ. V. Chand
ler was the sufferer.
8.iMtKt. Stbwart, a carpenter residing oi,
Bruuot's islands, near Pittsburg, died of
lock-jaw, caused bv stepping on a ruatr
uuii about two weeks ago.
William Stark waa killed and David
Hiliinger probably .fatallv injuied by the
raving in of a clay bank at a Lancaster
Davtok Williams, a carpenter, took a
At. and tell from tha top of a thre-.tory
building at New, Castle, receiving fatal iu
uries. Hkavy dumagaa from drouth are retmrteil
Id tha Beaver Valley and Fuyetta and Sum
' At Hmitlnirdnti Xtoplts ..
nent citizen, while attempting to cross th
Pennsylvania Ksilroad iu frout of a train,
fell and was luttantly killed.