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CHAPTER XXX. (Continued.)
A few doors farther down the corri
dor, in a chamber more somber and
gloomy than any we have visited, was
Judith. She as lying back listlessly, in
an easy chair, with her red rair loosely
falling around her pallid, worn face.
The tears roll down her cheeks, at in
tervals, in large, heavy drops. She is
weeping over the ashes of love, over
wrecked hopes, and a lost life. Heavily
over her broods the spirit of the night,
boding of death.
As the night advances, the clouds
have it all their own way, veiling the
ky with profound darkness; and the
winds wax fiercer. The air is filled with
the alternate shrieks, and sobs of terri
fied nature. There is heavy rain, with
which the monster sports, dashing it, and
whirling it, and scattering it iu gusts,
and eddies, and masses.
Heavy footsteps upon the carriage
drive; but the tempest absorbs every
sound into itself.- Over the gravel,
which stands out lightly from the "black-i
ness that encompasses it, moves a
large, dark, lumbering object. It is a
nail, bearing another, seemingly senses
less, upon his back. Slowly, staggering
and swaying at times under the weight
and the wind, 'he advances to the hall
door. There he lays down his burden,
and seems to ponder for a moment. Then
he walks cautiously round the house,
looking up at all the windows. There
Is a faint light in two, "but seemingly
emitted only by night tapers. All seem
to be sleeping.
He cautiously tries the windows npon
the ground floor. All were securely fast
ened. In a corner of the building there
was a smaller window, like that of a
pantry. With his diamond ring he cut
out one of the panes of glass,' put his
arm through the cavity and with some
difficulty succeeded in reaching the fast
ening that secured the sash. He raised
the window and crept through. He took
a lantern and some matches from his
pocket and struck a light. ' .
It was not a pantry he was in, but a
small bedroom. Passing out at the door,
he found himself in the servants' offices.
He took off his boots and crept noise
lessly along the passage, until he reached
the corridor. He halted at .Silas Cars
ton's door and listened, with his ear
to the keyhole. All seemed quiet.
He ascended the stairs. 'As he reach
ed the first corridor he became sensible
of a strong, pungent odor and a misti
ness in the air, like smoke. He looked
about him for some cause and crept fur
ther along the corridor. Beneath the
door, and through the keyhole of one
of the rooms," shone a red glow.
Great heavens! had accident anticipat
ed his intention? Wna this fi fat TTa
turned the handle of the door it was
not locked. His doubts were solved in
an instant. A body of hot, blinding
smoke rushed into his face, nearly over
powering him. The roopi was in flames!
Hanging acress the arm of a chair was
the body of a man, either dead or in
sensible. Lost and awe-stricken, Rod
well stood helpless and transfixed, gaz
ing upon the awful sight.
'At that moment Judith, hurrying out"
of her room, appeared upon the scene.
-Miles away,, a carriage containing an
old gentleman is speeding furiously along
the Essex road. Upon the box are two
Qn through the pelting, rain and the
rushing wind, beneath the shadows of
overhanging trees and along the open
road, the soaked, blinded driver, scarce
ly able to see a yard before him, gallops
the horses. . ,
"Look, look!" cries a policeman, sud
denly pointing ahead.
There is a glare rising up in the black
sky a wavering, red glare, that bright
ens and fades, fades and brightens.
The old gentleman within, who, spite
of the storm, is continually putting his
head out of the window1 to see what
progress is being made, sees it, too. "''!
"Faster, faster, for heaven's sake!" he
cries. "Do you not see that fire? It
must be the Manor House; there is no
other house near."
What is that dark object advancing
so swiftly towards them? A horse, gal
loping furiously, darts past like an ar
row, and is lost in the darkness.
"What is that?" cries the -old gentle
man, looking out of .the window again..
But only the wind hears his voice.
The glare in the sky grows stronger,
nearer. Up rise showers of sparks, and
up rolls the red smoke, and faster and
faster speed the horses, until they seem
running a race-' with the wind, match
ing themselves against the tempest.
Judith and Rodwell face one -another
but only for an instant. With a cry
of agony, she rushes towards her fath
er. The fire surrounds him now, screen
ing him from all human help. The flames
and smoke drive her back with their
scorching breath. With wild fury, she
turns upon Rodwell. Recovered from
his momentary panic, he is flying; but
as he reaches the head of the stairs, she
is upon him, with the grip of a tigress,
and calling wildly for help.
He struggles fiercely, twines his fin
gets In her long hair, and with the
other hand rains heavy blows upon her
head and face; but still she holds on,
never ceasing her wild cries for help.
Other cries begin to mingle with hers,
and the sounds of battering at doors.
The prisoners are aroused to a sense of
their danger, as well as the servants be
low. He will be detected, after all, and
through this wild cat of a woman: Sud
denly there is a dull thud her voice is
silenced he has hurled ' her over the
Down the stairs he springs. In the
hall he meets the two terrified sVvants
in their night dresses, who -scream and
run back. Quick as lightning he shoots
back the ponderous bolts of the door,
and the next moment is flying along the"
graveled drive, through the iron gates
and out into the highway, where he has
left his horse, tied to a tree. One bound
and be is in the saddle, barefooted and
bareheaded. . One look behind a red
glare is shining -through the windows
and away he dashes through the dark
ness, and the rain, aor the howling wind.
On, on, over the open common, where
the tempest rages in unresisted fury
then under the swaying, groaning trees,
plunging into yet deeper darkness. Down,
down, down the speed .redoubles, he is
rapidly descending, but whither? Im
penetrable by sight as a wall of iron is
the black gulf before him. He pulls the
rein with all his strength; but down,
down, down, still gallops the horse with
awful rapidity. Crash! a low, project
ing branch has caught him across the
forehead, and dashes him from the ani
mal's back; there is a heavy plash, and
then a rushing sound the horse is
breasting the water; another moment, he
is scrambling up the opposite bank,
Within the Manor House the flames
are spreading with frightful rapidity.
Judith lies in a- motionless heap, and
two hapless beings are locked within
their rooms; upon the chamber above,
the fire has already seized; upon the one
below it is rapidly advancing.
The fire is consuming one side of
Clara's room it has fastened upon the
stairs no one can mount them. Who
can save her now?
Flames dart above the roof, and
through the windows, and up into the
black sky rise volumes of lurid smoke,
chasing away the darkness and illuminat
ing every oiject around with a fearful
What new figure is this come upon the
scene? A man who seems to have arisen
from the bowels of the earth. He looks
strange and bewildered. The women
catch sight of him, and, shrieking with a
new terror, fly away and cower upon
the sodden earth, under the dripping
branch of a tree. He sees an arm grasp
ing at a window frame. He goes to him.
"Unlock tie door1 the key is outside!"
cries a frantic voice within.
The stranger comprehends dashes
through the hall door, which stands
wide open. The flames rolling down the
stairs show him the key. He turns it.
As he does so, he sees a senseless woman
huddled at his feet He does not recog
nize her, but quick as lightning he raises
her in his arms and bears her safely
out into the air, followed by Silas.
Only just in time the flames are al
ready licking the spot she laid upon.
"Is it Clara?" cries Silas, frantically.
They turn over the body and disclose
the death-like' face of Judith.
"Where is she oh, heaven, where is
she? She has perished in the flames!"
A wild, piercing cry of agony rises
above the roar of the elements. , They
raise their eyes. Standing on the ex
treme edge of the window sill, with out
stretched arms, the flames darting
around her, is Clara.
A frightful scream bursts from Silas'
lips; but his companion grasps his
hands, drags him under the window, and
stretching out .both their arms, shouts
to her to jump. Just in time the flames
cling to her dress as she falls.
At that moment a carriage tears up
the drive two policemen spring from
the box, and an old gentleman jumps out,
and falls into the group.
A soft evening in June. The sky of a
deep, cloudless blue, save towards the
west, where the sun is sinking into a'sea
of crimson light. Not a breath of air is
stirring the trees are motionless; not
the quiver of a leaf. There is a buzz of
insect life in the air, mingled with the
music of the birds.. Upon a lawn, over
which is scattered numerous flower beds,
gay with bright colored blossoms, stretch
ing before a picturesque cottage covered
with roses, sit three men. One is young,
not more than twenty ; the second is a
stout, florid, benevolent looking man;
the third is thin-visaged, sad-looking,
with iron-gray hair. The three men
were I, Silas Morant, Mr. Jonathan Rod
well, and my father. My father was
speaking "What -his ultimate intentions
could have been, I am at a loss to un
derstand. Probably to cast me, in my
insensible state, into the flames."
"Which, it seems, after all, he did not
kindle," said Mr. . Jonathan, shuddering
at the remembrance.
"That is the most wonderful circum
stance of all. Chance, or destiny, or
whatever you please to call it, had actu
ally anticipated him, Porter must havp
overthrown his lamp in a state of stupor.
Judith livedllong enough to tell how she
had seen the fire first in her father's
room, and he lying across the chair, dead
"I could not help pitying the unfortu
nate creature," said Mr. Jonathan, "in
pite of the evil she had wrought She
at least deserved a better . fate than to
perish by the brutal violence of the man
whom she loved so devotedly."
"I have often thought,"- said my fath
er, "what a divine mercy it was ' that
only one of .the telegrams fell into that
wretched man's hands. It appears that
the lad had put one in his pocket the
one addressed to you, Mr. Rodwell and
was holding the other, in his hand, when
he ran against his master, who snatched
it from him and forbade him to leave
the house. The lad said nothing about
the other, but watched his opportunity
to leave the premises, and deliver it at
the office. The delay, however, was very
near proving fatal to more than one of
"That unhappy man," said Mr. Jona
than, "had telegraphed to say that he
would be with me that night. -But I
felt half inclined to start for Essex with
out waiting for him, and chance the con
dition of the house. But look! here are
two old friends of yours coming this
Such was the fact. Walking up the
pathway towards the house were Martha
Jennings and Josiah Cook.
I hastened to meet the good, "kind crea
ture who had sheltered me, fed me and
clothed me. when I was houseless and
destitute. ' She was dressed with un
upual smartness a white bonnet, a blue
silk dress, and a .bright-colored, or rath
er many-colored, shawl. ' Josiah was also
got up in an unusual style; bright green
satin necktie, buff waistcoat and white
After a little conversation, the secret
came out; the worthy pair had been mar
ried that morning. ' I
"Married!" I exclaimed; "why I had
not the least idea that such a thing was
ever thought of!" '
"No ' more had we. Master Silks, a
few- weeks, ago," answered Martha, j
blushing, "and, you know, you have not
seen us since Christmas. - So. as you
had kindly sent me an invitation to come
down and see you,, I thought I would
! take the liberty to bring Josiah along
i with, me, and make it a sort of marriage
I "I am very much delighted to see you
both,- and you shall stay with us for
your honeymoon,' I said, shaking a hand
of each. "But you might as well have
t invited us to your wedding."
I Martha laughed and blushed: and then
i my father and Mr. Jonathan offered their
warm congratulations to the happy bride
"And are yon still at the Corinthian,
Joeiah?" I inquired.
"No," he answered: "Martha has per
suaded me to relinquish public life, and
her father has procured for me an ap
pointment upon the railway as a porter."
A little time afterwards, Martha came
to me with a radiant countenance. "Only
think," she said; "that dear, good Mr.
Jonathan is going to set us up in busi
ness for your sake! And. Master Silas,
what did I use to say when you made
such a fuss about the little I could do
for you didn't I tell you you would be
rich some day, and what fine things ou
would do for me?"
- "But I am not rich, my good Martha."
I said, smiling, "and it is not I who have
done this for you."
"Oh, Jut it's all the same, sir," she
said, with a very sly look.
Presently my father, Martha, and Jo
siah went into the house. But Mr.
Jonathan remained behind, and taking
my arm, strolled with me across the
"Silas, my lad," he safid, in a kind
voice, "the sight of that 'happy couple'
has set me thinking upon a subject I
have long had in my heart! Although
I have never mentioned it, I know all
about you and Clara. Mrs. Wilson told
me what she knew, and I have picked up
the rest here and there. I haVe waited,
however, until now. In the first place,
I wished to know you better, to judge
of your disposition; and, in the second
place, although the ties that bound you
to that unhappy woman were of the
weakest, yet after the dreadful circum
stances that attended her death, we were
compelled in decency to allow a certain
time to elapse before the subject of love
and marriage could be broached."
"Ah, sir," I answered mournfully,
"Clara has ceased to love me. She will
never forgive the wicked weakness of
my conduct in gaining her love while
another claimed me as her husband."
"It was very culpable," answered Mr.
Jonathan, gravely; "and in any other
person I could never have pardoned it;
but your life, my poor boy. has been so
exceptional, that it would be hard to
judge you by the rules of every-day
"And you forgive me,, darling?" I
whispered as I held Clara in my arms.
"I was never angry with you," she
answered, softly. "I only felt sad, and
that I wished to die."
She was mine mine at last! Nothing
could stand between us now save death!
Oh, the bliss, the' rapture of that mo
I am lying at her feet with my head
rerting against her, and my face upturn
ed towards hers, as I used to in the old
days. The Cool air of the soft summer's
night, laden with the perfume of the clus
tering roses, steals through the open lat
tice. There is- no light save that of
the moon, that streams through the win- j
dow, chequering the floor with the shad-!
ows of the overhanging leaves. One
broad beam glances over my darling's
head, making her golden hair glisten like
threads .of gold, and falls full upon the
portrait of her mother that hangs behind
her. She is transiting the rhapsodies
that fill the souls of both into hive's own
languages music. Oh, those wild, pas
sionate strains, how they thrill throngh
my soul! They tell all the story of our
love soft melancholy, mysterious
then broken by sobs and wails swelling
into horror and cries of agony then
melting into a soft dreamy harmony too
ecstatic for joy. too hopeful for sadness
-and so they die away into the passion
ate silence of love.
Older Than the Chinese.
Older even than China, the oldest
existing nation, are the cliff dwellings
of southwestern United States, homes
of a race whose very name has per
ished from the earth. Explorers, puz
zling through the Mancos and Casa
Verde canyons of Arizona and New
Mexico have found the houses of this
strange people in the, wildest and most
inaccessible of the mountain side.
Did the cliff dwellers antedate the
pyramids of Egypt? Were they of
blood relation to the early inhabitants
of the land where the Nile, is godf
Some students .are prepared to answer
both questions affirmatively and to
give what is to them abundant proof.
The pottery from their long-wrecked
homes suggests Egypt and the few
inscriptions found have similar sug
gestions. Mummies, bodies wrapped
in cloth, feathers from the breast of
the turkey have been dug from burial
places among the cliffs, and, in bone
and hair much unlike the Indian of to
day, there is a hint of resemblance to
a more oriental type. If the cliff
dwellers left any descendants,, how
ever remote, they are doubtless the
Moki and Zuni Indians, who, resem
bling them in habits and appearance,
are their closest kinsmen.
Nothing; to Regret.
"Ah me," sighed the spinster as she
gave a backward glance at her wasted
life. "I have selfishly lived alone all
these years and made oo man happy!"
"Oh, yes you nave," rejoined the
bachelor with the ingrown hair. "Don't
you remember I proposed to you 20
years ago and yon turned me down?"
-. Mrs. Homer Do have some more of
the ice cream, Miss Guestly! ;
Miss Guestly Well, just a little, as
you insist; but only a mouthful, mind.
Mrs. Homer Jane, fill Miss Guest
ly's plate, up "again.
Doors for a Hay Barn.
This cut shows a simple manner of
constructing doors when it is desired
to have the track extend out close to
the peak of the roof. The large doors
should be about 7 feet square, and
swlnginside; above these a small door
2 feet square "hinged at the top to
swing outside. This opening will be
sufficient for the track and head of
fork, leaving the full space of the
large door for the loading of hay.
When the lower doors are opened,
raising the tracking will open the up
per door,- allowing it to lie upon the
trust rod of track, out of the way of
the carrier; when the track is lowered
It will shut, closing tight against the
top of the lower doors. Both positions
of the track, extending out ready for
use and lowered within the building,
are also shown.
To secure the track in working posl-
tion you have only to pull down upon
the hoisting rope until the supporting
loop of the track is above the hook;
then a little side movement will move
it upon the hook. In lowering the
track, elevate to" clear the point of
hook, when pulling in a little npon the
rope will draw the loop clear of the
Raising and lowering the track is
but a moment's time, and can be done
after each load if you desire to close
the doors. When using track the rope
can be thrown over the door or a nail
in door jamb out of the way. - Next
we will illustrate a single and double
rail hinged extension track adapted to
all the various hay carriers in use.
Michigan Farmer. ,
Good Poultry Breed.
We believe that some of the troubles
of raisers of the White Wyandotte
come from improper feeding. While
the breed is supposed to be. tough and
hardy there is a weakness in them
somewhere which demands careful
feeding. In an experience of ten years
with the breed, we have found they
must be uniformly fed at the same
hours daily, and that their food must
be of the best quality and In consider
Handled in this manner they will
give satisfactory results and produce
eggs in about the same numbers dur
ing the year as the Plymouth Rocks,
but, with ns at least, they do not equal
the Leghorns in this respect. On the
other hand there is considerable to the
carcass and they .are readily fattened
for market when desired. In the hand
of some poultry men they are very sat
isfactory and will probably become
more so in the years to come, for thev
are noticeably better and stronger now
than they were ten years ago. In-
Getting a Potato Crop. 1
In response to the query how to .get
a good crop of potatoes an expert re
plies: "Use plenty of good commercial
fertilizer and you will have no trou
ble." Very definite, is it not? The
writer thought It a good plan to put
this same question to an expert potato
grower, and the following is the sub
stance of his reply:
"In a general way, one can get a
good crop of potatoes in a normal sea--son
if the soil used is well filled with
humus and is mellow and friable. The
seed must be first-class and be proper
ly and thoroughly treated with forma
lin for scab before being planted. Of
course, the soil must be well fertilized,
but more than all, the cultivation and
care of the'plants is essential. The
soil must be cultivated and the sprayer
kept busy. Then, if nothing happens,
you'll have a good crop." While per
haps this reply Is not wholly satisfac
tory, It at least gives one some idea of
what Is necessary in the way of mar
terial and labor. .
' The Seedless Apple. .
A Utah nurseryman reports In tha
Country Gentleman that he has finally
gotten hold of specimens of the much-talked-about
seedless apple, and he
says that the fruit is very inferior, and
"certainly not such as would have a
(host of a chance of a showing in' the
DOOR8 FOR A HAY BARN.
THE POPULAR WTAITDOTTE.
market with any of the standard va
rieties." It is evident that it Is the
same old seedless apple that was
known in Virginia a generation aeo.
Those who want a poor, apple merely
uccttuae it may De seedless are wel
come to pay $3 each for the trees. -
At Seed-Baying Time. ;
It is estimated that if the corn crop
of the country could be Increase i 10
per cent It would add to the production
of wealth in the United States over
seventy millions of dollars. That the
corn crop can be increased this small
per cent Is well known, for it requires
only the selection of the best seed .and
the best methods of cultivation to do
it The trouble is, corn is too easily
grown and the crop is usually large
enough -so that there are enough ker
nels left In the crib for seed. So the
average farmer argues, "why should I
pay out good money for seed - corn
when there Is more than I need in my
own crib?" He forgets that the seed
corn- In his cribs may be the kernels
dropped from nubbins and if so they
win produce nubbins.
The tendency to pay out as Utile as
possible for seeds Is wrong. It is safa
to say that in a normal season one
would- make more clean cash from
crops grown from the best seed sold
regardless of price than from double
the quantity of what may be called
cheap seeds. If you don't believe In
the value of the best seeds, test them
in a small way.. Take, for example,
a few seed tubers from the potato pile
in the cellar, then buy from some repu
table seedsman the same quantity of
the same variety, cut the seed in tha
same way; plant at the same time and
give the same care and cultivation." At
harvest time compare results and 11
you do not find the argument in favor
of high-class seed a solid one we'll take
it all back.
Homemade Stump Puller.
In many places in New Jersey there
are Italians who clean scrub oak land
on contract for about $30 per acre.
That is the best and cheapest plan, but
you must watch and . see that no
stumps are burled in the deeper holes.
I have tried the stump-puller, but
It did not work well; it was too
heavy to move, and it took four men
to work it. I want to tell this paper's
readers about one of the best and most
labor-saving contrivances for working
out stumps. I call it a "stump-twister;"
see diagram. First make a strong
hook as for a log-hook, only three
times as heavy. Get a good stout pole
20 to 25 feet long. About 2 feet from
the large end of pole fasten the hook
in the manner of a cant hook, and
hitch a team to the end of lever. The
stump is easily twisted out If there
is any trouble at the start cut one or
two of the larger roots. Always try
to twist stumps soon after a rain; it is
then so much easier work., In using
this twister there are no tools to carry;
team pulls pole to next stump. Two
men pull thirty stumps a day easily.
Correspondencee Rural New-Yorker.
Crops for Orchards.
There are those who do well with
some small cron in the orchard. Tti
t last season's experiments no difference
could be seen between the summer cul
tivation plan and the plan of growing
a prop; that is, no difference in the tree
growth. The best results for both
trees and crops between came from
growing two rows of potatoes set far
enough apart so that they could be cul
tivated on both sides. This brought
the light cultivator close to the-trees
on the outside rows and enabled us to
set the teeth deeper for the inside rows
when it was necessary for the benefit
of the potato crop. The soil was fer
tilized for the potatoes and quite heav
ily, so that a portion, at least, was
left in the soil for the benefit of the
trees. By planting early sorts we were
able still to get in our cover crop for
the benefit of the orchard this cover
crop being plowed under the spring to
add humus to the soil. By .following
this process the best results may be
obtained, and the orchard will reap
Poultry Yard Pickings.
Our fowls would suffer were they
presented with the same unvarying
mess day after day.
' In feeding fowls the best rule to go
by is a balanced ration. This means
that the hen should be fed Just what
A variety In food must be given our
feathered friends if we would have
them fill our expectations. Variety is
one great charm of life.
Get a table of foods and study the
proportions and then balance them up
a little. Clover, bran, green bone and
meat are good, to balance against corn.
If the chickens must be penned up,
see that they have an opportunity to
get a good dust bath occasionally. Put
a half-pall of dust where they may
reach it '
An egg is composed of a certain per
cent of albumen, of mineral matter,
water and other materials. In order
that an egg be formed these necessary
constituents must be supplied. '
The hen that steals away and se
cretes her eggs should be penned up.
Thus confined, and with a suitable
nesting place at hand, she will stop
this practice when again released.
An egg-eating hen might as well be
disposed of by amputation of the head.
It is a habit that la so hard to break
that the 'trouble is hardly worth the
value ofathe offending fowl.
A STUMP "TWISTER."
One Hundred Years Ago.
Fifty-four thousand troops stationed
along the coast of France were ordered
to the borders of Italy.
Beethoven's "Fidelio," with the Le
nore overture, was produced In Vi
The Bey of Algiers declared war
Lord Nelson's squadron arrived at
Palermo in pursuit of the French.
Lieut Z. M. Pike was ordered by the
governor of Louisiana to proceed to
Minnesota and expel all British traders
from that territory.
Russia joined the coalition against
Russia established an embassy at
Aaron Burr arrived at Blennerhas
sett's Island, in the Ohio.
Seventy-five Years Ago.
Oxen were used for tits first time oa
the Santa Fe trail.
The King of Spain bjsued a decrea
abolishing the operation of the Salio
law in the succession to the Spanish
President Bustamente, of Mexico,
forbade further immigration from tha
Ohio was the fourth State in popula
tion in the United States.
Seven persons were burned to death
in a lodging house fire in London.
The first omnibus used as a public
conveyance in New York began its trip
through the city. '
The Bank of England lost 360,000
by Fauntleroy's forgeries.
President Jackson at a public dinner
in Washington gave the following
toast: "Our federal union; it nrart be
preserved." Vice President Calhoun
responded: "Liberty dearer than
Fifty Years Ago. '
The first dental clinic in Germany
The ship canal at St Mary's Mich.,
was opened. '
Broussa, in Asia Minor, was visited
' by earthquake, and all wooden build
ings destroyed by fire.
The system of registered letters was
introduced in the United States postal
The prohibitory bill of Pennsylvania
was signed by the Governor and be
came a law.
The United States gave twelve
months' notice to Denmark of its in
tention to terminate the treaty of 1828,
by which the payment of sound dues,
j The depot of the New York and Eria
; Railroad at Jersey City, with several
i passenger and freight cars, was de
j stroyed by fire.
I The church tenure bill, putting tha
property of all religious denominations
in the hands of trustees, was signed by
the Governor of New York.
Forty Years Ago.
Mobile was evacuated by the Con
federates. The testimony in the so-called Chi
cago conspiracy trial before a military
court at Cincinnati closed.
Henry S.' Foote, Confederate Sena
tor, arrived in New York from Europe,
traveling steerage to avoid detection,
but was arrested.
Lynchburg surrendered to Union
scouting party; Selma, Ala., and Mpnt
gomery were reported in Union hands.
Gen.. Robert E. Lee, at Appomattox,
surrendered the Confederate, army of
North Virginia to Gen. Grant on tha
term 8 proposed by the latter.
A jubilee celebration was being held
in every city of the North because of
the surrender of Lee and the apparent
end of the war. '
Thirty Years Ago.
A battle occurred between miners
and- soldiers near Hazleton, Pa.
r Martial law was declared in the min
ing region of Pennsylvania because of
riots by striking workmen.
Moody and Sankey, the revivalists,
opened a new hall in Bow street, Lon
don, constructed for them and capable
of seating 10,000.
! Paul JBoy ton, in a bathing sui
made an unsuccessful attempt to swim
across the English channel from Dover
i The steamer believed to be so con
structed as to do away with sea-slck-
. ness crossed the English channel suc
cessfully, it. wast announced.-'
Contractor J. J. Hlnes and Clerks
Channel and Van Vleck, of the Post
Office Department at Washington,
were arrested In connection with con
tract frauds. ' :
With a solemn and emphatic denial
of tha charges against him, Henry
Ward Beecher concluded his direct tes-
, tlmony in defense In the Brooklyn
trial. . . :-