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THE FEMALE STRANGER.
ONE OP THE INTERESTING LE
GENDS OF OLD ALEX.ANDBIA.
Xhe Strang© Couple Who Came From
Unknown Lands The'.r Secluded
Life and the Death of the Wife-Her
Tomb Still Decorated With Flowers
by Unknown Hands
Alexandria, (Fa.) Letter in the Cincinnati Com
The story of the "Female Stranger" is one
of the most mysterious and fascinating
things I ever encountered.
This tale is confused by contradictory re
ports and accounts, and surrounded by le
gend with a thousand differing stories.
Every person born and reared in or near
Alexandria has heard the story told, with
all sorts of enlargements and embroideries,
by mothers and nurses and the old gossips
of the public inns and places where spirits
are retailed. Between the long sermon and
the short sermon for over seventy year's, the
women folks, on Sabbath day, in old Christ
church, have talked about the “Female
Stranger,” and nobody thinks of leaving
Alexandria without visiting her grave.
Every man, woman, and child in Alex
andria knows all about the history and the
legends of the "Female Stranger,” and can
point you the way to her grave and add to
your store of "knowledge” about the sad
fated, beautiful, and mysterious stranger.
Under the cedars and oaks, in the old St.
Paul church yard of Alexandria, is the
grave of the “Female Stranger." Relic
hunters have made sad inroads upon the
ornamentations, and the iron railing that
once inclosed the tomb has entirely disap
peared. Lately the city has taken in charge
the care of this famous tomb, and it is now
well kept and guarded.
The tombstone is an Bxs marble tablet,
laid horizontally upon six elaborately carved
while marble pillars. Upon the tablet is
TO THE MEMORY
Whose mortal sufferings terminated
on the 4th day of October, 1816,
aged 23 years and 8 months.
This stone is erected by her disconsolate
husband, in whose arms she breathed out
her last sigh, and who. under God, did his
utmost to soothe the cold, dull ear of death.
“How loved, how honored once avails thee
To whom related, or by whom begot;
A heap of dust alone remains of thee,
"fisall thou art, and all the proud shall
When I \v the tomb a bouquet of fresh
flowers was lyl . g upou it, aud I learned that
nearly every day this occurs, and the tomb
is seldom without its tribute of flowers, ex
cept in the extreme wintry months. Manv
of these offerings are wild flowers—hearts
ease, golden rod, clover, and daisies—but
occasionally bouquets are placed upon the
tomb which are specimens of the finest and
costliest work of the florists, and made ud
of the rarest and most delicate flowers from
the conservatories. Choice exotics and
beautiful flowers from the conservatories of
Washington have been placed on this mys
terious grave in mid-winter.
There is no man or woman. Alexandria
born, who will not readily recount to you
the legend of the “Female Stranger,” but
they differ essentially in minor details, and,
indeed, in some of the principal points. One
thing is sure—the woman who was buried
there was unknown in Alexandria, as was
the man who claimed to be her husband.
They came to Alexandria upon a foreign
vessel, and took quarters at the leading
hotel. Some say it was the City Hotel, or
the Indian Queen Hotel, and that it is now
the old Braddock House, of which I wrote.
She was a beautiful young girl, and he a
handsome and distinguished-looking man.
They bad one servant, and gave every evi
dence of being people of high rank and
great wealth. The old legends of Alexan
dria are still full of the stories, dimmed by
distance in time, of her beauty, her jewels,
and her magnificent wardrobe.
The two had the best quarters in the hotel;
nothing that money could buy did they de
ny themselves, but they absolutely refused
to make any acquaintances, or give any
clew to their Identity, and all inducements
to tho valet who accompanied them were in
vain. He would never speak, and nothing
could lie gathered about them, beyond the
belief that they were English in blood and
noble in rank. The ship they came in had
sailed away, and her people knew as little
about her as the Alexandria folks did, and
with her departure all clew to them was
Oue gentleman tells me that his mother
often told him the story of the beautiful
"Female Stranger,” and he had heard it
told hundreds of times. His mother and
grandmother united in declaring her a very
beautiful young womun, kind and gracious
—evidently a bom lady. They say she and
the gentleman with her were English in ap
pearance. She was above medium height,
With full, voluptuous figure, #hd masses of
fclonde hair. Her eyes were large and ex
pressive, her mouth particularly small and
sweet. Her manner, while dignified, was
condescending and pleasant, and as she
drove about Alexandria no person ever ap
pealed to her in vain for charity. To the
charities and charitable organizations she
gave liberally, but refused to attend any
meeting or receive any visitors.
Her husband, for so he declares himself
upon the tombstone, behaved much after
the same manner. He was handsome, state
ly, and dignified, but charmed all those he
came in contact with by his manners and
wit and good breeding. All the meeting
there was between them and the peoplo of
Alexandria was such as came by chance,
and could not be avoided.
Five mouths after they came to Alexan
dria, the young wife became ill with one of
those low fevers peculiar to a newly-settled
country, and died. This appears to be the
general opinion, but there are those who
have it that she died in child-birth. The
weight of evideuce, however, is against the
latter idea, and the physician who attended
her, so his descendants say, denied the truth
of the story about, her dying in child-birth
or from any such cause.
Whenever the, physician was present,
either the husband or the valet was also
present. She was never allowed to be alone
with any person except those accompany
ing her, and when sho died she lay in the
arms of her husband, with his lips pressed
Only he and the valet were present to
bury her. He sought the pleasant spot
where tho tomb now standi, upon high
ground, and already taken tor a cemetery
oy St. Paul’s church. He and the valet
were the only mourners. He staid long
enough to order and see completed and
placed over the grave the elaborate and
handsome tnlilet as it now stands, left a sum
of money to keep it in repair for a term of
years, with tho promise that ho would come
again or send money, when that, was cx
js'iidod, took ship, ami sailed away, and
"as never hoard of after.
Ttmt is tho straight history of the “Fe
nialo Stiangor,” as near ns it can lie given
imni legend, flies of papers, anti general re
port. There aro persons who assort that
persona who saw the gentleman in Alexan
dria, afterward saw him in New Orleans,
nnd some eveu say that he came to Alexan
dria years afterwards, and visited the grave
of his wife.
Another story, pretty well believed in,
and coming down from reliable authority,
is that one evening a Vessel, evidently a
foreign inan-01-wur. anchored just lielow
Alexandria. During the night the com
mander and two boats’ craws cams off and
went to the grave of the “Female Stranger,"
exhumed tho remifins, took them to the
"b'P. nnd, at daybreak, dropped down the
•"iver, and disappeared. Many believe this
slory to be true, nn<l that if the grave were
opened an empty vault would lw found, for
the coffin, according to account, wiu placed
in a solidly-constructed stone vault, six feet
beneath the surface.
Half a dozen different novels and stories
have been constructed upon or woven in
with all that is known of the history of the
'Female Stranger,” and so much fiction
and imagination have still further served
to confuse and obscure the real facte.
A WILD ENGLISHMAN’S PRANKS.
How He Enjoyed a Funeral with Him
self as the Corpse.
FVota the Omaha World.
There died at Leavenworth, Kas., about
seven yean? ago, one of the most remarka
ble Englishmen that ever crossed the At
lantic. He was the scion, or at least
seemed to be, of a wealthy family, for he re
ceived large sums of money from England
quarterly, but further than this his past
was a sealed book. He was known by the
name of Green, and in general appearance
was a typical Briton. He was very eccen
tric. withal a very jovial companion and
much sought by a certain element, especial
ly about the time of the month he received
his allowance, aud it was never very long
after that event before the whole towu
knew it. He was sure to engage in some
absurd and unheard-of freak that would at
tract the attention of the whole country.
The only thing he was ever
known to do while he re
sided ;it Leavenworth was to devise and
execute novel schemes for getting rid of Iris
money. It usually took him only four or
five days to run out of funds, but how he
did make the quiet city on the banks of the
Missouri howl during that, brief period! At
these times he threw money right and left
aud bought everything that struck his
fancy, no matter whether it happened to be
a thrashing-machine or a peanut roaster, a
necktie or a silk dress. Everything went
with him. After spending every cent he
would retire to comparative seclusion, sel
dom appearing on the streets until another
installment arrived, when he would repeat
the previous performance with elaborate va
On one occasion Green hired a hack,
rounded up a few of his friends, and pro
ceeded to do the town. The hackman knew
him well and humored him in every whim
until along toward morning, when he
ordered him to drive to the fort, about a
mile and a half north of the city. This the
hackman refused to do, and Green became
“What’s your (hie) bloody old rig (hie)
worth?” he blurted.
"Eight hundred dollars,” replied the dri
Directing the hackman to drive to a neigh
boring lamp-post Green fumbled around his
clothes for awhile, and finally brought forth
a Check-book. Then he with great difficulty
tilled out a check for SBOO aud handed it to
“There, confound you (hie), I'm boss of
the sheebang (hie); drive to fort.”
The driver informed him that he no longer
owned the team and carriage, and would
therefore quit handling the reins right then
and there. Finally Green succeeded in hir
ing him for the trip, paying S2O in gold for
On returning to the city Green presented
the turnout to the driver and that individ
ual was just SB2O richer than he was before
the party got into the hack.
About the worst eccentricity the wild En
glishman ever committed occurred three
months after the hack incident. Ho mado
very elaborate arrangements for a funeral
procession and spent money freely in doing
it. He secured a brass band, all the car
riages in the city, and the finest hearse to be
had, all covered with black plumes. He
tilled the hacks with women of the town,
gamblers, loafers, and everybody eise that
he could induce with money to take a ride.
When everything was in readiness ho went
into the undertaking establishment, in front
of which the hearse and carriages were sta
statioued, and, donning a shroud, crawled
into a magnificent eoflhi and had himself
carried out and deposited in the hearse.
Preceded by the baud playing a funernl
march, the procession moved down the
street in tho most solemn manner. It was
was early in the afternoon of a lovely day,
and the sidewalks were crowded with peo
ple. Nothing unusual occured until the
cortege reached the corner of Delaware and
Fourth streets, right in the centre of the
city. Then, suddenly, without warning,
Green kicked the lid off the coffin, sprang
up, and wjth an unearthy yell went head
first through the glass sides of the hearse.
The scene that followed the appearance of
this apparition can not be described. Wom
en fainted dead away, children were terror
stricken, and men turned pale. Confusion
reigned, nnd it seemed for a time that every
body had gone crazy. The police finally put
in an appearance and arrested Green. When
the crowd learned that they had not seen a
ghost, and that nobody had risen from the
dead, that it was all one of the wild Eng
lishman’s capers, their indignation knew no
bounds, and the police had great difficulty
in preventing them from lynching him. Ho
was heavily fined in Police Court the next
morniqg, besides receiving a scathing lec
ture from Judge Vaughn. This little affair
cost Green thousands of dollars, but he had
bushels of fun out of it, at least so he said.
He kept up his periodical tears until a
year or two before he died, when the remit
tances failed to materialize longer, and ho
seemed to be in a bad fix indeed, broken
down, penniless, friendless, and utterly un
able to take care of himself, but the hack
man of whom he bought the team and car
riage, long before, remembered his bene
factor. He hunted up Green, took him to
his home, and cared for him until he died,
and then gave his remains decent burial,
but the mystery that surrounded him was
never cleared up.
A Stenographer’s Remarkable Feat.
Detroit Special to the Netc York Times.
Mr. Fred J. Ireland, a court stenogra
pher of this city, has just returned from at
tending tho convention of the New York
State stenographers at Alexandria Bay,
This trip was the result of a controversy that
has been in progress for the last two years be
tween the short hand men of the Bast and
the West, growing out of some correspon
dence between Mr. Ireland and the New York
association, in which the former tetok the lto
sition that a high rate of speed was fre
quently essential to accurate court reporting,
and that there were court reporters in Michi
gan who could write 250 words per min
ute and maintain it for several consecutive
minutes. Finally Mr. A. F. Little, a Roches
ter stenographer, offered to pay SSO to see
that rate Kept up for five minutes. Accord
ingly Mr. Ireland and Mr. Isaac 8. Dement,
a former Michigan writer, hut now of Chi
cago, drop; ted in on their Now York breth
ren at Alexandria Bay. Mr. Little then
placed his offer in a different form, to tho
effect that I,'JGO words must be consecutively
written, without an error of a single wonl
or the division of a sentence, and there
must be no deviation from the printed copy,
which he claimed tho privilege of selecting.
After some controversy this was finally
accepted, and the select matter turned over
to the Western men. Mr. Ireland read the
s dection and Mr. Dement did tho writing.
After a few preliminary trials ho wrote
l.iflfcj words in five consecutive minutes, and
read the matter back to the convention,
while a committee consisting of E. D. Easton,
the famous reporter of theGuiteau trial;
George R. Bishop, official reporter of the
New York Stock Exchange, and George
Thornton, an official reporter of Buffalo,
compared the notes with the original. This
was an average <tf 258 words per minute. In
the 1,292 words read back there was but a
single deviation from the text which the
committee considered material. More than
250 words were correctly written in each of
the live minutes. The President of the asso
ciation, CoL E. B. Dickinson, or N'tw York
city, said tbit In more than twenty-five
yours of active experience a* a stenographer
It was the most remarkable piece of writing
that he had ever smi done, and tliat he hail
never dreamed that such a rate of speed
i mill Ims attained. This was done by the
Graham lyztcm. which is the oue chiefly
used in Micuigau.
THE MORNING NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1887.
A Painter Elucidates His Theory of
Their Occurrence In Summer.
From the New York Evening Sun.
“You never heard of a fly storm, did
you?” an old house painter asked.
The reporter hadn’t.
“Well. I reckon it will be anew thing for
most people to hear of, But one comes near
ly every year at this season. The storm be
gan about June 1. It lasted a week. This
part of the country was stocked with flies.
I’ve studied fly storms for forty years. It’s
mighty hard to tell when one is coming. On
general principles you can say that it will
follow close on the first warm wave. When
the weather comes to stay, then we have a
fly storm. Sometimes it is a little previous,
but not often. When the first fly storm is
at hand, a gardener can safely set out his
his most delicate plants and seeds. There
will be no chilly weather after that.
“When a fly storm is at hand you feel the
air moving as if a funnel with a bellows at
tachment was pointed at you. The atmos
phere grows suddenly thick. Heaven help
a newly painted house when that happens,
especially if the house is white. The storm
tattooes it completely with wriggling black
specks. They are young flies. Most of them
are no larger than pin heads. They can’t
get away from a coat of fresh paint. If 1
had a dollar for every fly that sticks to the
side of a freshiy painted house
exposed to one of these storms, and right in
its Une, I would almost lit- ready to match
my pile against Jay Gould s. In about two
seconds they will mark a house so that one
would think it could never be cleaned.”
“Does a fly storm worry housekeepers?”
“Well, I should say so. Many a little
woman sits down and has a good cry after
a fly storm. It seems at first as if there was
nothing left to do but paint the house again.
But like many things that worry |>eople, it
seems a groat sight worse than it is. The
rest go with the first good breeze or rain,
leaving the house perfectly clean."
“How do you account for fly storms?”
“Well, flies probably come just as bees
do. They find warm places to winter aud
in the spring turn their broods loose to the
wind, which carries them in clouds to
northern alighting places. They say that
a queen bee lays J,OOO eggs a day. It looks
as though something like this must happen
with this kind of fly. If that is so, a few
families starting together on a southerly
breeze a month after the breeding season
begins would make quite a cloud. A fly
storm always comes from the south. 1 huve
seen houses after a storm with their sides
exposed to the souths black, and with not a
speck on any other side. A n yb°dy who is
curious to know what a fly storm is like can
see for himself almost any day just now
when there is a warm breeze if he watches
a newly painted, light-colored surface for a
little while about sunset. That is the time
of day the storm usually conies, when tho
sun doesn’t scorch the air."
TALE OF A THOUGHTFUL RAT.
How She Looked Out for the Safety of
Her Young Ones.
From the American Naturalist.
On a very warm day in early summer I
happened to be standing near a chicken
coop in a back yard, when I noticed the
head of a very gray and grizzled rat thrust
from a neighboring rat hole, and concluded
to watch the movements of the veteran.
After a careful survey of the surroundings,
our old rodent seemed to be satisfied that all
was right, and made a cautious exit from
the home retreat. A fresh pan of water had
been recently placed before the chicken
coop, and the water looked a friendly invi
tation to the thirsty old rat, which immedi
ately started toward it.
Tne rat had not reached the pan before
five half-grown young ones rushed ahead
and tried to be the 11 ret at the water. The
old rat thereupon made a leap like a kanga
roo, and was at the edge of the dish in ad
vance of the foremost of her litter. Then
ensued a most remarkable occurrence. The
mother rat raised herself on her haunches,
and hit aud scratched her offspring so se
verely whenever they attempted to reach
the water that they all finally scudded
away, evidently very much astonished and
frightened at the strange and unaccount
able behavior of their mother. When the
little ones were at a safe distance the rea
sons for her extraordinary behavior began
to be revealed at once in th 9 intelligent ac
tion of the old mother rat.
She first wetted her whiskers in the water,
looked suspiciously about her, then very
cautiously and carefully took a dainty little
sip of tne liquid. She tasted it as tenta
tively and critically as a professional tea
taster, and when she was satisfied that it
contained no poisonous or other deleterious
matter, she gave a couple of squeaks, which
quickly brought heir young and thirsty
brood to her side, and all fearlessly drank
their fill. Now, this old mother rat was ex
oerienced —had evidently learned her lesson
in that school thoroughly—and so she would
not allow her young and untaught litter to
taste water which might have contained rat
poison, or what not, until sho had satisfied
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Best Paper*! Bcsr Work!
Xn brim. Ifo blunter. Xn Humbug.
For Presorting Shrimp, Oysters and Fish.
ro iials ir—
C. M. GILBERT & CO.
li Letter Bargains
Are Laid to Rest Against These
Boldly Outlined Facts,
138 BROUGHTON STREET,
The Controllers and Originators, Proa
claim in the Blackest Type Ever
Printed a Bona Fide List of
Plucked from the Newest aud Freshest Con
solidated Lines with but one view,
that of reducing our stock.
500 yards 3-inch wide Linen Torchon Laoe,
band made, BWi>' : was 15c
815 dozen Children's solid shade and black
ribbed Hose, white feet. 13)4: per pair; was 20c.
20 dozen Children's Ribliei Lisle Hose, solid
similes, was 50c.; now ut, 25c. per pair.
1,500 Children's good Cambric Handkerchiefs,
with colored borders, at 2e. t-aell
1,000 Ladies' pure Linen, sp-cial size and Hem
stitched Handkerehiois, our former 2fte. goods,
now down to 12Ljc., in white, mourning and col
600 pairs Ladies' pure Silk Jersey Mitts, in 8
to 12 button lengths, in all shades, reduced to
030 ; were sl, $1 23. s< 50.
Odds and ends in Silk Cloves for Ladies and
Misses at surprising reductions.
25 dozen Ladies' 4 ply clerical shape Linen
Collars with cape, our former 20c. collars, re
duced now to 10c.
All those Igulies' extreme high Collars, with
straight and turn edges, formerly 25c , now at
50 dozen of the finest modeled Corsets, ex
travagant silk stitching. bone filled and extra
long, reduced to 50c. from 87c.; all sixes.
10b dozen Ijidies'broad rim and high crown
rough and ready Straw Hats, in white and black,
only 250 ; worth 50c.
80 dozen I-adies' rough ami ready Straw Sail
ors, in white and black, at 25c.
Cir-pon't Delay for the old rule holds good,
FIRST COME, Etc.
Grand Catches in Every Department.
UAS FIXTURES, IIOSE, ETC.
GLOBES & SHADES.
Mi 11 Supplies,
Hydrant, Steam and Soctioa
IRON PIPES AND * FITTINGS,
Lift and Force Pumps.
30 and 32 PFavton St.
Unscrupulous dealers in woolen fabrics, seeking
to take advantage of the
ARE putting upon the market spuriouS
articles, manufactured in Imitation of IfcJ
JAJCOEft'B Goods and Brand. All persons **,'
therefore, warned against, purchasing any of
these goods unless stain,sal with our TRADE
MARK as exhibited ou every garment manu
factured by ua. with Ur. Jaeger's i’hotogranb
and tar simile Signature.
A complete line of our goods can always b*
hud of our Agents.
A. Falk & Son,
FOR DR. JAEGER'S SANITARY WtJOLEN 00*
I "."11. '•■1,11 nail Ia iwmpii—
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
30,000 busliels CORN. 18,000 bushels OATS,
HAY. BRAN, GRITS. MEAL,
Grain and Hay in carload a siiecialty.
COW f*EAB, all varieties.
RUST PROOF OATS.
Our STOCK FEED ta prepared with great care
and is just the thing for Horses and Mules in
this weather. Try It.
T. P. BOND & CO.,
inn Hay Street.
Northern Apples, Cabbage, Potatoes,
Red and Yellow Onions, Lemons, Lemons,
Eastern Hay, Western Hay,
Corn, Oats, Bran, Eyes, Feed Meal,
Field Seed, Feed and Table Peh
Get our carload prtcee ou GRAIN awl HAY.
169 BAY ST,