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—is TnE— Eg ||| ,,-m And Has a * * * ^ OFFICIAL ORGAN SH 1 , / % i ' * * Urrer CirpuJatior f,|L. I I I J /—m ■ fc;. than any other papeh MERCER COUNTY, VJ »/A *— ^ ^4- ^ M . - n tmi: FLAT TOP COAL FIELD. VOLUME 2, BRAMWELL. MERCER COUNTA W. VA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5,189!. ' NUMBER 29. THE NEW& John Hand was arrested at Webb City Mo charged with counterfeiting, and a set . molds were found in his room._One pas senger train ran into the rear of another oi the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad and Rube Adena, a passenger, was killed, ant seveial others injured. A coroner’s jury a Nashville, Tenn., declared that Mary Anr Dolan was murdered by John Moran, who hac adopted and raised the girl.-Colonel A. A Andrews’ diamond store, in San Francisco was robbed of §7,500 worth of gems.-Allei Heath, a Norwegian farmer, of Corona, Col. was tricked out of $5,000.-The iargesi mines of the Reading Company have sus pended, owing to a scarcity of ears.-John Creenleaf Whittier, the poet, has laid asidi his pen, and declares that his writing days are over.—-John Owens, a farmer, of Laurens, S. C'., was burned to death in his barn.-Two men were killed by falling eighty-five feet at the Pennsylvania .Steel Works.-The grand jury of Decatur, III., has found sixteen indictments against C. T. Emory, the banker, of Marco, 111, tor alleged embezzlement. The American Biscuit Company has filed a mortgage amounting to $545,000 on all its holdings in Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois.-L. B. Imboden, of the New England Savings Bank, has been indicted for torgery.-An old man was robbed of $1,000 in a Chicago street car.--Jefferson Mercer, who murdered his wife in Augustine, Ark.» was arrested in Chicago.'-Ex-Mayor Roche, of Chicago, was robbed of $5,CC0;-A case of leprosy has been discovered in Madison, Wis -Wm. Weathers, the Pittston, Pa., police man who killed John Davis, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.-Representative Witter, of the Republican house, Montana died of pneumonia, leaving the house a tic politically. All the fruit canneries in San Francisco have formed a compact, with §5,000,000capital stock, to last fifty years. All of the Canneries will he purchased for two-thirds cash and one third stock. They will then be under con trol of a corporation, which will he known as the California Fruit Canneries, limited. The company has $2,050,000 in the bank with which to purchase the canneries, and 15,000 shares of stock have been subscribed for. Rose Soldosky, of Richland Centre, Wis., is charged with poisoning two women who were between her and the man she loved.-Ex _ y 1 i .. . .. - , . v«wt. a. \. ra>vioni, «>i jYansits, uieu at Grand Junction, Colorado.-The missionary schooner Phoebe Chapman, Missionary J. H. Cudaney in charge, has been given up for lost.-A. true bill was found by the Phil adelphia grand jury against the proprietors of 1 he Harrisburg Call,for libel.-Heavy snow storms prevailed in Nebraska, Iowa and other far Western states, trains being blocked and • railroad travel nearly suspended.-The 107 bodies recovered from the Mammoth mine are believed to comprise the entire list of victims-. ijTlie Nebraska legislature -..lias adopted- o u.-ei/forial to Congress asking an appropria* tion of $1,000,COO for the relief of the sufferers in that state.——Jacob Shancr, a butcher at Lynchburg, Va., was shot by his clerk in the market-house.-llardy Strickland, the mur derer of Captain J. K. Woinock, a prominent Louisiana Republican, escaped, after a fight with the sheriff, who was taking him to prison. -Congre s will soon direct the publication ol'fhe constitution of the United States ihe Farmers’ Bank of Augusta, Ivs., capital stock $25,00), closed its doors.-——A bill passed the Minnesota House o! Representatives pro hibiting the sale of cigars or tobacco in any form to Illinois under seventeen years of age. Police Officer Schultz, of Wilmington, Del., who was shot by two burglars is dead.——The Bellefonto Furnace Company’s blast furnace shut down for an indefinite period.-Sir Richard Cartwright, the opposition leader of the Canadian Parliament, spoke at the rn uj:tl banquet of the Boston Merchants’ Assn eiation in favor of reciprocity.-Hon. Job M ilc, the philanthropic ex-mayor of Plain field, N. J., is dead.-Lou i C. Muller, dis tributor in the mailing division of the St. Louis Postoffice, was arrested charged with abstracting money from letters.-The Dela iuliters were again arrested on a charge of em uezzlenient.-CharJes A. (jrreene,anas llow erd, alias Gray, and John Laduca, alias Ma son, two New York thieves, were arrested in Saginaw, Mich.--Six blocks were burned mid three persons perished in a fire in Cygnet, O--Rev. Dr. Mitchel, charged wij,h forgery •3n tort Worth, Tex., was found guilty and seitt) prison for two years.——Dr. W. J. He id was shot and killed at Andalusia, Ala., h: Dr. Cicero Jones.—The Bank of America Roa i and Trust Company, Providence, R. I., h is attached the Oriental Mills in the sum of -$','00.-No business was done in Congress. Resolutions of regret over the death of Secre tary Windom were pas-ei by both houses. --Jacob ifuyota, a farmer, near Reading, Pa., made an assignment. lie had three farms, worth $30,000.-The Interstate Com merce Commision decided that freight rates from Wyoming, Del. to Boston, on peaches, had been charged too high by $10.8>. Three unknown Norwegians who were walking on the railroad track near Galitzin, Pa., were struck by a train and ground to pieces.-Judge Warder has been indicted for murder in the first degree at Chattanoga, Tenn., for killing Banker Fugette.-Not withstanding reports to the contrary the friends and relatives in New York of Robert Ray Hamilton declare their belief in bis death.-A number of Indians were devoured by wolves in Manitoba.-The Chippewa In dians on the Red Lake reservation have be gun dancing, and the settlers are greatly alarmed,-In a canvass of the farmers made by agricultural journals show Cleveland to be the Democrats’ favorite.-The Connecti cut House of Delegates accepted the report of he canvassing committee recommending a --recount of the vote of the state ticket. Charles Miller was sentenced to be hanged at Cheyenne, March 20, for the murder of two boys.-The Kansas legislature, in joint ses sion, elected Pefler United States senatorovcr Ingalls. The vote was 101 to 58.-The State National Bank at Atchison, Ks., closed its doors. The bank was organized in Juue, 1867, with a capital stock of 250,000. OVER 100 LIVES LOST. Terrific Storms Followed by Floods at tlie Island of Massowah. Advices from Massowah, on the Red Sea, state that a terrific storm followed by floods has caused enormous damage throughout the Island of Massowah. Over ICO persons lost their lives. The Secretary of the Trei^w^w Stricken at a Bartquet. SCENE AT DELMONICO’S. New York Board of Trade Dinner inexpressibly Saddened. HEART .DISEASE EXPELS LIFE. Mr. Windi .r. Had Just Concluded a So eeh on Finance. HO PBEIO* "ION OF THE ATTACK. X’hc Secretary 1. ft \V«sMnglol1 for Slew York Sis ti.< Morning Apparently In T"*rfect lUulth. lion. WiJ!ii\ . Wiwlont, Secretary of the Treasury of the T tiled States, died at 10.05 o’clock P. M.. in thebanquet hall at Delm-m ico’s, where he was a guest of the New York Hoard of Trade and Transportation. His had been the first toast of the evening. He had linshed his response, had seated him self, rnvooned at once.and died almost immedi ately. Every effort to restore him was made, but in vain. WILLIAM WINDOM. He died of heart, seu'se. The great assem blage at once (ILsso1 veil. Mr. Windom had been the only speaker, and the seiKiment to which lie responded was: .“Our Country’s 1 perilv Dependent Upon If is Instruments otTSmirtercc. ” This was to have been a night of feasting and ilow of soul at Delmonico’s. The New York Board of Trade and Transportation was to sit at its 19th annual dinner, and the great gold hall was bright fwitb light and color. And feasting there was happy aud unrestrained but death sat, loo, at the board, and the only soul that flowed out was that of the nation's financial head. 11 is spirit |‘y w away at Hv.> 'Close of his speaking, which was the first oi the night and the last. The unseen guest had silently followed the feast. IIis shadow dark ened all the brightness of the place, and those who came to speak went away hushed and grave. In the early evening the staid and stable men of the Board ot Trade and Transporta tion gathered in the reception parlors ot Del jiionieo’s hostelry, and there welcomed their Quests and friends who had come from near "tUid front far places to eat and drink and talk and listen. Perhaps most prominent were Secretaries Windoni and Tracy, of the Treas ury and Navy respectively. Nova Scotia had a representative among those present in the person of her attorney-general. Mr. Longly. Canada, too, was there in the person of Hon. Wilford Laurier, leader of Her Majesty’s op position in the Dominion Parliament. Those in official life were welcomed with genial demonstration, and in turn they became cen tres of groups here and there welcoming those whom they knew and greeting those who were presented. Mr. Windom, dignified of mien as usual, was not the less genial. IIis face was bright, his smile quick and his remark and repartee were apt aud keen. His meeting with Ex Seeretary of State Bayard was pleasing, and the informal gathering of guests and their senii-lormal reception was pleasantly prepara tory to the banquet. Then all formed a jolly procession to the banquet hall, where members and guests be came seated, the members at tables upon tire floor and the guests at a long table upon a raised platform. J he dinner, which began at 0 o'clock, was completed shortly after 9 o’clock, and Mr. Windom, introduced by Judge Arnoux, who acted as toast-master, arose to speak, being the first speaker of the evening. When the Secretary responded to his toast, it was remarked that he was reading it off hurriedly from the printed copy. At the last he requested the audience not to applaud. A quiver of fear shot through the assemblage like an electric shock as the speaker finished. Mr. Windom was standing erect under the glare of the gas-light*, while the laces of the most famous body of men in the country all turned toward him. For a moment, the Secre tarystood silent,whilethe banqueters, equally silent, watched him. It was a moment that no one who was present will ever forget. Then Mr. Wintlon s at down quietly in his seat, and 'loast*.naster Judge Arnoux arose to in toil lice Ex-Secretary ot State Bayard, lie began a short speech. Mr. Windom gave a short, sharp moan of anguish and felt back in his chair. His lace grew purple. His eye-lids opened and shut spasmodically. The cigar which he had been smoking was held between the grim clinch of the teeth. A cry went up from those silting near the guest table. "Look, look at Mr. windom.” Every eye was turned toward the man whose voice’had just ceased upon the air. At the rear of the hall many stood up, and many echoed the cry. Mr. Windom had collapsed in his chair and was lailing to the floor. His face was ghastly, and a cry ot horror arose lroru the late festive banqueters. Hr. Robin son bent down, and, making a close examina tion ot the prostrate form, discovered that the heart was yet beating, and with the assistance of Judge Truax, Captain Snow and others, lifted him to his feet. He was carried into the room behind the banquet hall. Messengers were hastily dis patched for electric batteries, and as many as lour were applied to his body, which was rap idly growing cold. This was exactly 10.05 1*. M. For six minutes the electric shocks were applied incessantly, but without success. He was pronounced dead by Dr. Robinson. Dr. Robinson sard tiiat heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. \\ indom was subject to attacks of heart failure. Judge Aruoux sobbingly announced to the banqueters that Mr. Wisdom was dead. When it was officially announced that the secretary was dead Secretary Tracy at once went to the nearest telegraph office ami sent a message to President Harrison informing him of the untimely event, and requesting him to communicate with Mrs. Windom and have her start on the 11.10 P. M. train for New Y ork. Dr.'Robinson said that when Mr. Windom was brought into the ante-room he felt no pulse, except threeirregular pulsations of the radial artery three or Jour minutes alter he was placed on a tab:e. The scene that ensued when the depth was officially announced is beyond description in mere words. Gradually the excitement abated and then the following death certificate was issued: , We hereby certify that ilon, 5ViIiiani Win oom, Secretory.of the United States Treasury, d»e« at Dei’iionico’scoriier twenty-sixth".' treet and Filth evenueat New York City, about "1 o’clock P. M., on January 29, lt>91, and /nrther certi ty that the cause of his death -■***>, first! Cerebral hemorrhage, and, second, coma. E. J. Whitney, M. D., 109 Lafayette avenue, Brooklyn; S. A. Robinson, M. B.r West Brighton, S. I. Undertaker Hengler, of Grace Church was summoned, and was put in charge of the re mains. The body was taken to Room 25 of me Fifth-Avenue Hotel. Secretary Tracy and Attorney .Miller, with heads bowed down, awaited at the hotel to receive the remains. Later, President Snow telegraphed to Pres ident Harrison that the body would be pent on to Washington on a special train in the morning. President Snow appointed the fol lowing committee to escort the remains: Am brose Snow, Darwin R. Janies, F. B. Tliur ber, W. 11. "Wiley, Setli Thomas and Norman S. Bentley. — ^ The News iu Washington. The news of Secretary Windoni’s death was first communicated to the President by the Associated Press, ai.M lie was so shocked and overcome by the sudden announcement that he was unable to say anything with respect to tlie Joss he has suffered. The announcement of the sudden death of Secretary Windoni in New York, gave almost as great a shock to his official friends and associates as did the shooting of President Garfield to the members of his official house hold. It was so terribly sudden and unex pected that ail who heard the news were pro foundly shocked and so overcome as to be un able to express the grief they felt. As soon as the telegrain bearing the sad intelligence was received by the Associated Press its con tents were immediately communicated to President Harrison at the Wh te Hou-e. JJc was in the Library at the time talking with Mrs. Harrison, and when the message was read to him lie was greatly distressed and almost completely overcome. He imme diately ordered ins carriage and went at once to the house of Postmaster-General, but a few blocks away, where a Cabinet dinner had been in progress, and from which lie had re turned but a few minutes before. A recep tion had followed the dinner, so the guests had not all dispersed. Mrs. Windoni and her two daughters and 51 rs. Colgate, ot New York, who is visiting them, were among those pres ent at the reception. As soon as the Presi dent arrived he had a hurried conversation with Secretaries Blaine and Proctor and the Postmaster-Generei, and told them ot the grief that had befallen them. They then privately informed 51 rs. Colgate of 51r. Window's death,and she,without exeiiinr the suspicions of Mrs. Windoni and her daughters, succeed ed in getting them to their carriage and hornc. The President, Secretary Proctor and Post master-Gene: a! Wauamaker entered a car riage and followed directly after. When Mrs. Wimiom and her daughters reached the house Mrs.- Colgate gently broke the dreadful news to tne bereaved widow and her daughters. Mrs. Wimiom was completely overcome and had to be assisted to her chamber. The shock was a ter ible one, as when the Secretary left Washington he seemed in the best of health and spirits. inet who were i resent extended their sympa thy to the stricken family and offered their services to them. Official information of tile death came in a telegram from Secretary Tracy and A ttorney General Miller, who were present at the ban quet. It said: “Secretary Wiadorn, hn^'h'. concluded his speech, and t'“ speaker was being an.acfSheed,sail an iafeL^k-rtt J-eiLit di-ease and died --mfStreCST^JIIFrcain occurred at 10 o'clock. You will know bow to convey the sad intelli gence to his family.” To this the President immediately replied, saying that lie was greatly shocked, and asking them to take charge of the body and bring it to \Vashiug ton as early as possible. Probably no member of the President’s offi cial family was more highly esteemed than Secretary Windom, and the expressions of sorrow from the President and those of his Cabinet who are in Washington indicate how highly they prized his lriendseip and the value of his counsels. As the bulletin an nouncing somewhat in detail the Seeietary’s death was read to the President while still at the Postmaster-General’s house, he covered his eyes with his hand and moved away with out uttering a word, so greatly was he moved. He subsequently said that he regarded it as a great calamity, which afflicted him sorely. Secretary Blaine, in speaking of Mr. Win dom, said he was a very valuable member of the Cabinet and had worked with intense zeai since he had entered upon the duties of the office in connection with the finances. His death was a great loss to the administration, tie was exceedingly popular witti trie men* bers of the Cabinet, Mr. Blaine said, and h( did not think that one of them had ever had an unfriendly word with him since the Cab inet was formed. Secretary Proctor said that words could not express the feeling that all experienced in the Secretary’s death. Their personal relations had been most friendly. “Mr. Wmdam,” 1 < said, “was a man of such a pleasant and amia ble disposition that he endeared himself to all of us.” Ills Career. William Windom was born in Belmont county, O., on May 10,1827. He received an academic education, studied law at Mount Vernon, Ohio, and was admitted to the bat in 1850. ' In 1852 he became prosecuting attorney fo! 'Aiiox county, but in 1855 he removed to Min nesota, and soon afterward he was chosen to Congress from thatState as a republican, serv ing from 1859 till 1869. In that body he served two terms as chairman of the committee on Indian affairs, and aiso was at the head of the special committee to visit the Western tribes in 1865 and of that on the conduct of the Com missioner ol Indian Affairs in 1867. In 1870 he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term ol Daniel S. Norton, deceased, and was subse quently chosen for the'term that ended in 1877. He ,was re-elected for the one that closed in 1883, and resigned in 1881 to enter theCab i/'etof President Garfield as Secretary of the Treasury, but retired on the accession ol President Arthu r in the same year, and was elected by the Minnesota Legislature to serve the remainder of his term in the Senate. In that body Mr. Windom acted as chairman ol the committee on appropriations, foreign af fairs and transportation. He was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Harrison, and has since served in that capacity. He lett Washington appar ently in perfect health, to attend the banquet of the Board of Trade and Transportation at New York, where he was to make an address »utlining the fiscal policy of the government. Ail Official Or«?ei-. The following executive order was issued through the Secretary of State and sent to all the other heads of departments: Department of State, ) Washington, D. C. j Sir—The Hon. William Windom, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, died suddenly in the city, of New York, at the hour of eleven minutes past ten o’clock, in the sixty-fourth year of his age. Thus has passed away a man of pure life, an official fstainless integrity, distinguished by long and eminent service in both branches of Congress, and by being twice called to ad minister the national finances. His death has caused deep regret, through out the country, while to the President and those associated with him in the administra tion of the government it comes as a personal sorrow. The Presideni directs that ail the departments of the executive branch of the government, and the officers subordinate thereto, shall manifest due respect to the memory of this eminent citizen in a manner consonant with the dignity of the office which he has honored by bis devotion to public duty. The President further directs that the Treasury Department, in all its branches in this capitol, be draped in mourning for the period of thirty days; that on the day of tk© funeral the * executive departments shall be'closed, that on all public build ings throughout •. * s.. nit'<! Slates the national flag shall be .. . . 1 at half-mast. Ye : respectively, J 1MES G. BLAJKK. - - ...«-Siw. WORK B m WORKERS. About too-* .u; the 110 expert sheep butchers, er - by Armour, Swift and Morns, at in.. ago Stock Yards, are on strike. The nail work: ,t ibdiefonte, Pa., have re sumed operation: i general reduction of 25 per cent, having ;; accepted by the em ployees. Thk lock-out of ate Mono cutters in Chi cago by the stone cyntra tors lias been settled. G.lierenccs that arise hereafter are to be set tled by arbitration. Thk striking Inst* - «t Kimball Bros.* shoe factory, m hast Min.rhe-ter, New Hampshire have agreed to re- ■ me allegiance to the Eas ters Union and wur return to work. The strike on (lit Chicago and Erie Rail road has been setti d. De-patcher Scott is not to be reinstate* or re-employed, but all otjiGr employees are • > bo allowed to resume work. The New York ate Federation of Labor adopted resolutions, filling on the Pennsyl vania branch of * lie ' deration to demand o the Governor of tkn .-State am investigation of the mine horror m tit. Pleasant. The Merriam an Monitor Collieries, at Ashland, Pa., after v.-iree weeks suspension, resumed work, givim employment to700men and boys. r!Jie Non Ashland and other col lieries are expected start m a few days. Work has been e spended on the Mont gomery, Til sen loos: a d Memphis Rairoid on the upper rr To-- Moosa. end of the Jiue. It is believed by th- ont: actors that work will be resumed later sipvhk the company’s finances improve. The strike t the V. amsutta Mills, in New Bedford, Mass, has f-ven settled, the mill manager agreeing to t-hehnen back on the old schedule of work;; hours. Spinners in aos. 1, 2 and 3ini 1 Is wits remain out this week to allow repairs to be made.. A despatch from ITtfsWrg says flint re ports from many of tiic up-river miniim towns indicate that th-re is now very little nope of arbitrating -lie strike which Inis thrown /TO) rui out employment, and is paralyzing trade on th?- Monongahelu. The strike of the ciftyJoyces o' the United phut and Col far Gompa ly, in Troy, N. Y. is ended. A uniform se; odiile of prices is to be established for all • ie factories 'in Troy Albany and (Ben EM Both sides made concessions, i h- girls ( ill return to work at once. PwEPARATKi.m are icing made by the Jvmghts ot Labor of mnellsvUle, in the coke regions, And (he rnployers, the coke operators, for a pro'on ed struggle on the wage question: Heavy msumers are accu mulating coke in -pia, ;y away ahead of Bieir present necessities NATIONAL FAB . IIS' ALLIANCE. A Proposition f j As. lit All Laboring M 01 Defeated. The farmers'" Allia-? —-♦ membership provok .1 a oaie-.t Meoate, dur» iug the course of wiaoh President Powers said that such an amendment would break up the organization. Ke s;iid: ‘We want to carry the next election, and it we extend the qualifications beyond farmers, the cities will take advantage of it. New York city could send a million dollars to .Omaha to pay init iation fees, and in a few months designing politicians would hire enough men to join the order so that Nebraska would be in the hands o' the ring. The same would be true in other states. It would result in the capture of the National Alliance, body end soul. This move ment started among tanners, and should be kept there.” The amendment was tabled by a large vote. The following arc some ol the resolutions adopted by the Farmers’ National Alliance Convention. That we favor the abolition of national banks, and that the surplus funds be loaned to individuals upon laud security at a low rate of interest; that we demand the fore closure of mortgages that the government holds on railroads; that the President and Vice-President of the United States should be elected by popular vote, instead of by an electorial college. That the Alliance shall take no part ns partisans in any political struggle at affilia ting with Republicans or Democrats. That we favor the tree and unlimited coinage of silver. That the volume of the ctirrancy be increased to $50 per capita. That all paper money be placed on an equality with gold. That we as land-owners pledge ourselves to demand that the government allow us to borrow money from the United States at the same rate of interest as do the banks. That senators of the United States shall be elected by vote of the people. The Alliance also passed the resolution: That we most emphatically declare against the present system of government as manip ulated by the Congress of the United States and the members of the legislatures of the several states; therefore. We declare in iavor of holding a conven tion on February 22, 1892, to fix a date and place for the holding of a convention to nominate candidates for the office of presi dent and vice president of the United States. We declare that in the, convention to be held on February 22, 1892, that representation shall be one delegate lrom each state in the Union. I - Delaware Farmers’ Institute. The state institute of the Delaware Farm ers adjourned, after a two day’s session. They indorsed the Myers’ American voting macl« ine, and recommended the legislature to pass a law providing for its introduction into Del • ware, and appointed a committee to frame bills for the extension of the present peach yellows prevention law to the entire state, and one to tax investments, bonds and mort gages. THE CHILIAN REVOLT. Desperate anti Sanguinary Battles Re porle<l—-Troops Rebel. According to Chilian advices received at Buenor Ayres there have been desperate and sanguinary battles fought in the provinces of Chili between the rebel forces and the govern ment troops. There have been many killed on both sides, but the reports are conflicting as to which side proved victorious. There seems to he but little action taken on either side at Santiago de Chili, the enpito!. 1 London.—Advice received in this city from Buenos Ayres state that 15,000 insur gents are massed at Quellote, Province of .Valparaiso, 50 miles from Santiago, and it is reported they art contemplating an advance into the capitol. The insurgents threaten to bombard every port on the coast nless their demands are granted by the government. Prc ident _Bal maceda’s forecs have recaptured Iquique. The insurgents have been forced to withdraw from Lapena, where, after a desperate engage ment, 5,(J00 govern? ..it troops compelled the insurgents to retreat to to Lanorita. Dr. Sghlieman’s widow is thirty years younger than her distinguished husband was. She is hardly more than a girl in years, but site is a beautiful woman and has been most careiully educated. She knows several lan guages besides G;oek, and is said to know nearly all the Iliad by heart. IXirSRKSTlA'G X i'.'.Vj roilI'Il-ED FI*031 31 AX* SOURCSS. —-An incendiary fire, supposed to have been started by robbers, nearly destroyed the village of Seaville, Washington county, Ky. —Mr. Jacob Ilessinger, of Middleburg, Md., ] had a hog so tat that it con’d not get up, and ! the rats cut its jaguar vein by gnawing g hole i in its throat. | —-Captain 1. C. Duun. of N-wport. Teon., i was shot and killed i>y W. A. M > uv, who was | in turn killed by Peyton Dunn, son of t.ie murdered man. —A curious accident oeeur ed to a mule in Swainsboro, Ga., the other day. Ti e animal fell, down in the stable and broke its neck in trying to get up. —Tlie nineteen-year-old daughter cf John Simmens, a farmer m-ar Appleton, Cecil cotlnty, Aid., is snB’ring 'ruin'' hydrophobia, having been bitten by a spim dog about one year ago. —John Hicks fatally wounded Rufus San ders, near Compton, Blount county, Ala., while the latter was returning from a visit to the same girl that was ths object of Hicks’ attentions. —The District Court of Louisiana decided against the Louisiana Lottery and reinsed to grant the injunction it a'Jced for compelling the Secretary of State to promulgate the “lot tery’s amendment to the Constitution. —A charter has been obtained by the Shenan doah Valley Railroad to build a branch road from Summit Point to Bunker Hill, in West Virginia, where it will connect with the Cum berland Valley Railroad. Work will be begun soon. —Mrs. Lucy Cook, wife of the Rev. S raber Cook, was burned to death in her house at Burgin, Ky. She lei I asleep before an open tire. A newspaper she had been reading caught fire and ignited her clothing. She was 70 years old. —Two white men called uponNeheraiah Evitt, a merchant of Lafayette, Ga., and on plea of urgency induced him to go to his store to wait on them. His long absence caused a search to be instituted, when hisdead body was found on the sidewalk. —News has been received of a murder and robbery of the mail carrier between Whites burg, Ky., and Big Stone (tap, Va. The car rier had been missing since the recent heavy snow. He bad been shot twice and the mail pouch robbed. There is no clue to his mur derer. —The interstate shooting match at Pensacola, Fla., has been fixed definitely for February 14. The Chicago Gun Club has engaged hotel accommodations for 00 men. The navaldrill, lasting several weeks, will commence Feb ruary 16. —Grade Thurston, the young daughter of John It. Thurston,of Crozet, W. Va .swallowed a piece of raw chestnut. Shortly thereafter she was taken sick and died. The attending physician attributes the death to the swallow ing of the raw chestnut. —An outgoing passenger train on the Central Railroad of Georgia ran into a switch engine on an open switch near Fort McPherson. Engineer Waterhouse, Fireman Wright, and Conductor Ennis were badly bruised. Several passengers were hurt, none seriously. —William V w; g ,.rreste& at Parkersburg, "big to sdt *’•' •moms ' hi 1 —In Stafford ooudiy, Va., Sheriff Rxjrv attempted to ra-i t-i George Carter, alias GMd. Stanley, on a requisition from the Governor of Ohio charging him with theft. C ni ter broke away from tlie sheriff, when the latter tired his pistol, theyball taking effect in the back, inflicting a dangerous wound. —-The Legislature of Virginia to be chosen next fall will have to elect five judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The present judges were elected by the readjuster Legis lature in 1881 for twelve years, and the term of their office will expire in 169J. —Col. Gus Bates, a wealthy lawyer, living at his country house in Georgia, died from the effect of a wound in the head, which his son, Dr. Horace Bates, says his father himself pc lidentally inflicted. Dr. Bates, finding liis father dying, shot himself in the side and will also die. The cause of his suicide is likely to forever le nain a mystery. —The United States District Com l at Nor folk, Va., authorized Watson B. Dickinson, receiver of the Norfolk Southern llailroad, to issue certificates of indebtedness for $'<10,000 to improve the road. The Atlantic and Dan ville receivers were authorized to pay all labor claims. —Richard Lane and wife, negroes living on a farm near Boston, Ga., went to preaching, leaving their four children locked in the house and a fire burning in the fireplace. Tiie sequel is the same old story. During the parents’absence the house was burned with its contents, the four children perishing in the Humes. —Vice-President Eddy, of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, says his company is going to make a vigorous effort to get New England farmers to settle in Virginia to engage in wheat growing. He has great faith in Vir ginia as a wheat producing section and wants grain farmers all along the line. N —Simon Douglas,a farmer of App!in/;eounty, Ga., had a remarkable experience some days since. lie was passing through the woods, when iie noticed two large bucks engaged in fighting, as he supposed, hut as he approached them lie discovered that they were hung to* gether, their horns being comp ctely locked. He had nothing hut an axe with him, but with that he succeeded in killing both the bucks. —Judge Virgiuus P. Chapin, of Clarksburg, W. Va , has just been allowed £60,000 by the United states government. A claim for $200, 000 was filed during the administration ol Fillmore and l as been pending ever since, j Chapin was United States commercial agent I to Samoa and lost during a storm on the island j goods, vests Is and warehouses to the amount asked in the claim. —Conductor Bush's pietly ll-yeur,olddaugh ter is the wile ol Mr. W. A. Morgan, a young business man ol Atlanta, Ga. The young girl was a pupil ol the eiiy high school, and her lather not being; able it I leak of) Morgan’s attention had arrangeinei. ts perfected to put her in a New York city convent. /Hie nro duction of a marriage certificate Ala ted last Wednesday, put an end to the father’s phnis —The secretary of State ol West Virginia has issued a charier to tlie Fairfax Coal ami Coke Company,of Piedmont. The works will bein Grant and Tucker counties ami oil the waters of the north branch of the Potomac River. | Jlons. 11. G. Davis and S. 15. Elkins are ! among tlie corporators. Operations will be I giu at an early day and the enterprise will he one of the largest in tlie State. I —At Boykins, Southampton county, Va , an unknown man shot an I killed iiiinseifin the public road, lie walked into the village, having come Ironi tlie line of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad. He .was about six teet in height, had sandy hair and whiskers of a reddish tint, and was about thirty-five years old. He had t wenty cents on his person, but no papers by which he could be idem j tied. —While driving a new well at the pumping | station of the Salisbury (Md.) Water Coiu I pany, a bountiful supply ot water was found i one hundred feet be.ow the suriace, and the artesian well lias been throwing up water and sand-five teet in the a r. A large stone weigh ing three pound*, an I a piece of lignum was also thrown out with the sand, which articles are somewhat of a curiosity, as they have tlie appearance of having been exposed to the elements of a century ago. The late George Bancroft was a good man if business, in which respect he was unlike nine literary men of the ten. Though he was never economical in his living expenses, he left a very snug fortune. As an illustration if the enthusiasm of his old age, it is related that he took up the study of Shakespeare when 87, and prosecuted his new persuit with all the ardor of youth. tMOFTHE WEEK. A Noticeable Expansion of Trade Everywhere Reported. Makers of Dress Goods Busy and Staples hi Fair Demand—The Wiieat Mar ket Active—Business Failures. Special telegrams to Bradutrcet’x point out only a few instances where general trade has expanded noticeably during the past week In industrial lines makers of seasoimbledress goods at Philadelphia are running tlieir ma chinery at full capacity, in some instances being repugned behind on orders. Cincinnati wholesale cloth'era 1 ave distribu etl large stock®, and look confidently ahead to a profit able season. . Jobbers in boots and shoes, lints and caps, ,dry goods and rubber guodsatleadinginterior' cities, Chicago, Omaha, and St. L uiis, report those stanles in a fair demand, with rather less activity in groceries,drugs and hardware.' Rice is taken readily at advancing prices at foe South. Delays by Louisiana planters in} making contracts with factors has checked genera! trade somewhat in New Orleans. j Tiie decline in the Winter wheat states de mand for gene a! merchandise hasstimulated', wholesale houses to extend "their territory# Omaha particularly having felt the need. Colder weather through the West has stimu lated general trade sane. Southern buyers of dry goods appear buck ward. Cotton goods prices are firm, except, as to print cloths,which are weak. The Winter’s trade in woolen’s lacks snap. Wool is in only fair demand, with steady prices. Cotton is less active and l-16c. lower on increasing pressure of supplies. BUSINESS FAILURES, Business failures reported to Bradstreet’s number 271 in the United States this week against 357 last week and 28G this week last year. The total January 1st to date is 1531 against 1628 last year. Bank clearings at fifty-five cities in the United Slates for the week are $991,028,003, a decrease from this week Jast year of 12.7 per cent., pointing in part to the effect on trade of the storm which wrecked the telegraph ser vice at Eastern cities. New York city’s clear ings, which constitute 58.3 per cent, of the grand total, are 20.8 per cent, less than those for the same period Jast year, while at filty lour other cities the gain is 2 per cent. The stock market has been improved in tone and temper by decreasing prospects of disturbing financial or other legislation. The money markets generally throughout the country are exceptionally easy. THE WHEAT MARKET. Wheat opened by inclining to strength on reported short export surplus, after which it weakened. Renewed strength was lent by the 1,000,000 available supply decrease. But later, the market having been oversold and exports increasing, prices turned sharply up ward and trading became quite active. The gain on the week is fully 4 cents per bushel, while Indian corn, on reduced request, fell away R cents and ostes i cent per bushel. The decrease in available stocks, United Stales s-.ml Canada, lwith — * "">,000 | bushels against i ' hl ! ».*»«■ u-w/u u it - . •1 < -Ms of wheat ami : jur t>,- «m coat's. vVic-iu<}fag Monties], reported to Sradst reel’s, equal 2,193,14" bushels, against 2,-205,0(H.i bush els la-t week, ami 1,613,854 bushels in the like week last year. Total exports, both coasts, July 1st to date, equal 58,730,773 bushels, against-62,526,722 bushels iu 1688-89, and 83, 416,885 bushels in 1887-88. Our own estimates, added to Beerbohm's tota's, furnish a total of 350,008,000 bushels available on January 1st, 1891, in Australia, Europe, and afloat lor Europe in the United States, and in farmers’ hands in the United States and United Kingdom, as compared with 419,856,000 bushels January 14, 1890, 408,880,OUO bushels 1889, and 399,256,000 bush els January 1st, 1888. HEAVY ANNUAL EXPORTS. The value ot the foreign trade of the United Stat< s in 1890, was the heaviist onlrecord, tlu ■ exports exceeding even those of 1S81. Gains over 1889 and 1881, respectively, were 3.7 and 3 per cent. The value o!' imports was also the heaviest year by 7 per cent. Larger ex ports of breadstuff's and provisions offset smaller cotton smd petroleum shipments, the combined exports ot tn-ese lour great staples exceeding those of 1889 by more than 6 per cent. THREE PERSONS CREMATED. >A*t OliloTown Almost Wiped Ont—Many Escape In Their Slight Clothes. A disastrous fire nearly swept out ot exist ence the business portion of the town ol' Cygnet, Ohio, 13 miles north of Findlay, and resulted iu the loss of three lives. The fire started in the millinery store of Mrs. Leon Ma'ouey, above which slept Mr. Maloney and his 4-year-old daughter and his brother-in-law, Michael Slattery of I’ennsyl nnin, who was visiting there. These three were suffocated by the smoke and burned to a crisp, their charred remains being raked from the ruins. Mrs. Maloney and another child escaped in their night clothes and are in a precarious condition. The fire destroyed the gr eery store of H. D. Hahn, a drug store owned by L. J. Myers, the dry goods and clothing store of Jacob Fenberg, notion store of \V. IF Belknap, the harbor shop of William Davis and the hard ware and oil supply store of the Buckeye Supply Company. All of the buildings were occupied by families in the second story, all of the persons escaping in their night;c!othe«, some of them receiving injuries, but none serious, except Jacob Fenberg, who inhaled hot smoke so that his condition is critical. The total Joss amounts to $60,000, with no insurance, except upon the Buckeye stock, which was well insured. Cygnet is the centre of the big oil fields of Wood county. MARKETS. Baltimore—Flour—City Mills, extra,$5.00 @$5.41 Wheat—Southern Fultz, 1.00@ 1.02. Corn—Southern White, 58@6l’c., Yellow, 58@60c. Oats—Southern and Pennsylvania 4S@514c. Rye—Maryland aiid Pennsylvania 81@S2c. Hay.—Maryland and Pennsylvania 10.25@$10.75. Straw — Wheat, 7.00@$8.(i0. Butter—Eastern Creamery, 28@29c., near-by receipts 19@20c. Cheese—Eastern Fancy Cream, 10i@llc., Western, 8@9ic .Eggs—25 @26c. Tobacco,Leaf—Interior, 1@$1.50, Good Common, 4@$5.00, Middling, 6@$8.00, Good to fine red, 9@$11.00. Fancy 12@$13.00. New York—Flour — Southern Good to choice extra, 4.25@$5.85. Wheat—No. 1 White 104@105. Rve-State 58@60c. Corn—South ern Yellow, G0i@602c. Oats—White, State 52^@52ic. Butter—State, 25@26c. Cheese— State, 7@9fjc. Eggs—28@28ie. Philadelphia — Flour — Pennsylvania fancy, 4.25@$4.50. Wheat, Pennsylvania and Southern Red, email@example.com. Rye- Pennsylva nia, 5G@57c. Corn—Souther i Yellow, 60@ G 'Je. Oats—59@50£c. Butter -State, 27@28c. Cheese—New York Factory, 19@10Jc. Eggs— State, 27@ 28c. CATTLE. Baltimore—Beef—4.50@$4.75. Sheep— B.50@$4.75. Hogs—3.50@$3.75. NEW York—Beef — G.00@$7.00. Sh eep— L00@$5.60. Hogs—'3.40@$4.00. East Li berty—Beef—4.40@$4.70. Sheep— I.firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs—3.70@$3.9u. LoriTTavistock, tiiu successor tothe titles lind estates oi the late Duke of Bedford, is taid to be excessively purse-proud. As he has an income of $1,500,090 a year, it can’t be denied he has a good deal to be proud of FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS Senate. 41th Day.—The Senate by a vote of 35 tot 34, laid aside the closure resolution and took*, up the congressional apportionment bill and; reading of the report continued till 3 o’clocki and the bill was then laid aside till to-morrow ®t 2 o’clock, when it comes up as the un finished business. The next question was on Mr. Gorman’s motion to amend the journal of Tuesday last by striking out the words “It was determined in the affirmative.” It was agreed to without dissent, and then the journals of Tuesday and Wednesday were approved. Morning business being in order, the Senate proceeded in the usual manner, nothing 'of importance occurring, until 4.30 o’clock, when it adjourned. 45th Day.— \tfei the stormy times of the' pasi few weeks the scene Ip the Senate to-day was wonde,. inn omty uunveuctf « at noon, and the usual routine work occupied the time until two o’clock, when the appor-, tion-ment bill was taken up. Without taking* any action the Senate went into executive session, and at 5.15 adjourned. 40th Day.—The Senate met at 11 A. M., and atter some unimportant business in the morning hour resumed the discussion of the apportionment bill. Sir. Hale gave notice that be would ask for a vote on the measure to-morrow at noon. 47tii Day.—The Senate met at 11 o’clock and at noon the voting on the apportionment bill began. Every amendment offered was rejected, and the bill was finally passed just as it came from the House by a strictly party vote of 37 to 24. The army appropriation bill was then taken up and discussed, but no ac tion was taken. 48th Day.—There was a feeling of pro found sadness in the Senate this morning when the Senators, already apprised of the death of their old-time colleague, met at the usual hour. In the opening prayer the sud den death of the secretary was referred to by the chaplain. The journal of yesterday was then read, and as soon as the reading was ended Mr. Morrill rose and, in a voice tremu lous with emotion, Raid: “In consequence of the recent calamity which has visitid us in the sudden decen e of a former eminent member of this body and a distinguished officer of the government, the Secretary of the Treasury, I move that the Senate do now ad journ.” The motion was agreed to, and the Senate adjourned till to-morrow. 49th Day.—The House resolution for the appointment of a committee of nine to attend the funeral of Secretary Wi ndom was laid be fore the Senate, and Mr. Morrill off ered a reso lution for the appoin'meut of a committee of seven Senators to join the House committee in attending tHe funeral, and to take .such action as may be appropriate in honor of the memory of the deceased, and to manifest the respect and appreciation of Congress for his public services. The resolution was agreed to, and Messrs. Morrill, Washburn, Sherman, Allison. Harris, Payne and Gorman were ap pointed. The army appropriation bill was then taken up and after some discussion was passed. A number of bills of minor import ance were then disposed of, and at 4.45 the linnnf n orliAii nnnrl House 42d Day.—After the usual skirmish over the approval of Hlie journal in the House, Mr. Boutelle, of Maine, moved that the House go into committee of the whole on the naval appropriation bill. The 10’.’ csl! was com pleted, the House went into committee and, after some discussion of a general character, “'•B: .d. lie lloiiS'- had i,- usual little i s« . then wen! into committee of the whoiA . the military academy appropriation bill, but rose without takingaction. 41th Day.—The House went into commit tee of the whole on the military academy ap propriation bill, but lose without faking ac I tion, 4 /Hi Day.—The Holts'- had another lively session to-day in committee of the whole on the Military Academy appropriation bill, and fhe bill was reported to the House, but there, being no quorum no action was taken. 46th Day,-* The chaplain of the House also referred to the death of the secretary in a touching manner. On motion of Mr.McKin ley, of Ohio, appropriate resolutions were then adopted, and as an additional mark of re spect (lie House adjourned. The Speaker ap pointed the following committee to attend the funeral: Messrs. McKinley, Mills, Dunnell, Holman, O’Neil of Pennsylvania, Forney, Vandever, Blount and Snider. 47tii Day.—In the Hou«e to-day t ie Mili tary Academy appropriation Dili was passed without further opposition. The House then went into committee o! the whole on the dip lomatic and consular appropriation bill. Nr action was taken, and alter some discuss' the comm it tee rose. On motion of M Kinley it was ordered that the House . - meet at 2 o’clock on Monday in order to en able members to attend the funeral of the late Secretary Window. Public business being suspended the House proceeded to pay tribute to tiie memory of the late Lewis W atson, of Pennsylvania. After eulogistic addresses by i Messrs. O’Neil and Stone of Pennsylvania, Holman, Boutelle, Herbert Pnyson, Mutchler, Hall, McAdoo, Lacey,Brosius,Ray andMalsh, the House, as a further mark ot respect to the memory ol the deceased, adjourned. -— DEATH OF CHARLES EKADLAUliH. Tbe Celebrated Free-Thinker and Rad ical Passes Away. A cable despatch from London, Eng., says: Mr. Charles Bradlaugh, member of Parlia ment for Northampton, who lias been critically ill for some time past, has just died. Mr. Bradlaugh was bora September 2G, 1833. Owing to tiie extreme poverty of his parents lie ceased attending school before he was eleven years old. lie developed an early taste for politics, for at the age of fifteen he appeared as an orator before street audiences during the political turmoils of 1847-8. In 1858-9 he gained considerable notoriety by editing a journal called The Investigator, which was soon suspended for want of capital, and in which he published his radical opin ions on religion and other subjects.. He was now well known under the appropriate name - of “Iconoclast,” which he signed to ail his writings. A year later he established "The National Reformer,” which met ' l> success and increased his reputation as a writer and debater. In 1868 he was a candidate for Parliament in Northampton, and has been prominent in .public and political life ever since. Mr., j Bradlaugb’s republicanism was of an advanced j type, and lie was in favor of the establish | ment of a commonwealth after the American . model. ! Mr. Bradlaugh s end was quiet and peace ful. He was insensible when lie died, and seemed to sutler no pain. The immediate cause of his death was uremia. The funeral will take place on Tuesday. There will be i no funeral procession, no show of mourning and no religious service. --— A FAMILY MURDER. t i - Strange Death of a lleautlfiil Young Woman tn Nashville. John Dolan, of Louisville, Tenn., swore out warrants for the arrest of John Moran, Samuel Ritter, Charlotte Jtacknitz, and Mrs. Anna Phillips, Moran being charged with the mur der of Miss Mamie Dolan, a beautiful young i woman, and the three others with being aeees ' series. j Miss Dolan was a sister of the prosecutor and the adopted daughter of John Moran She was found lying on the. back porch of the Moran residence. She had a wound in the | forehead. Near by was a hatchet which fitted exactly in the wound. Miss Dolan’s neck.was also broken. Moran, Ritter, and Miss Itacknilz were ar ' rested and committed to jail pending an in i vestigation.