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THE MONITOR * And Has a , , . —IS TIIE— , _ . , * OFFICIAL ORGAN * m, _ . _0t.. —IN THE— mercer county, w. ya flattop coal field. ■ ~ ~ ~ 1 - 1 - - / — ■ ' - , ■„ .... ... ; , r' - - -rr VOLUME 2. BRAMWELL, MERCER COUNTY, W. VA. THURSDAY, APRIL 9,1891. NUMBER 38. T__-«____________. ___ Ail English court has decided that to call a man a convict after he has served a term of imprisonment, and is legally iree, is libelous. Ju America, puns the Boston Tran script^ that family which is becoming more and more widely known is called baciiii; in Paris, parishes; in Germany, germs, and in Ireland, microbes. A child in England stole a pices of literature valued at less than one shilling and was sentenced to three months in jail. Then, when a hostile mob ad vanced upon tiie temple of justice, the sentence was annulled and the child set free Women are excluded from the galleries of the Japanese Parliament “because,” hats a Japanese newspaper, “they might be moved by the debates to further political agitation in the empire.” The Chicago Times alleges that some of the missionaries of the North India conference have had their hands grow tired in baptizing the converts who are flocking to th'c gospel because of their labors. A writer in the Southern Farm makes a strong argument in favor of female phy sicians for women. He says that certain specialties were in the hands of women practitioners in all countries and all ages until comparatively recent times. In support of his 2>osition he ouote3 from the Old Testament. According to the St. Louis Bepullic the Japanese Consul at San Francisco, Cal., appeared before the Trades Council to ask that no boycott be made on the Japanese houses. He said that Japan * ese workmen would never affect Ameri can labor, and that instead of sending their earnings home they si>ent them with Caucasians. The Philadelphia Inquirer is scared and is trying to scare others over the re 1 discovery of bacteria in iraper ' It declares that 259,000 are con \ wllwthoi* .e of a cargo is not. stated. * ! The farmers in the Northwest who burned nearly all their hardwood timber when clearing land have now cause to regret it. A Michigan paper gives a casein point. A man at Riverton is selling hardwood logs to mill men at good prices, and supplying what is un marketable to his neighbors who have cleared off their laud and are forced to buy fuel. | The Atlanta Constitution learns that “the Mormons in Utah are still receivino O new members from all over the world. They stick to their old-time religion and live up to their faith as closely as the Federal authorities will permit. They have no intention of moving to Mexico, and instead of abandoning their mission ary work, they are pushing it more ac tively than ever. They expect several large parties from the South. 1 The New York San believes that no one in New York who has not been out in the far West can understand the lone liness of those Minnesota farmers who have written to Mayor Grant to send them Women for wives. There are re gions on the plains in this country and in Canada where men go mad from lack of human neighbors, where kittens can be sold for $5, where almost the only wo men are Italian or half-breed squaws, and where bachelors tame wild birds and try to tame wolves for company. Says the New Orleans New Delta: From all over the section of Louisiana which is devoted to the cultivation of cotton comes the news that the planters arc preparing to decrease the acreage of that staple and diversify their crops to a greater extent than heretofore. This de termination is the result of the low price for the fleecy staple the present season. This is a wise move on the part of the planters, as nothing tends more to keep the farmer poorer than the one-crop sys tem. If the low price of cotton has had the effect indicated above, it has at least taught the planter a wholesome lesson. According to London Truth the order against extravagance in the German Army has led to the resignation of nearly all the wealthy officers, and the Emperor now has no regiment at Berlin or Pots dam which can afford to entertain “dis- ,• tiuguished foreigners” in the old fashion, i Formerly, a foreign guest who had vis- j ited the barracks of a crack regiment j was invariably invited by the officers to j dinner; but now there are uo entertain- i ments, and the Emperor has tardily dis- j covered that he had better not have meddled in the matter, for all the Rus sian, Austrian and Italian visitors leave Berlin exclaiming at the poverty of Prus sian officers, to the infinite mortification ! of liis Majesty. THE NEWS, Johu O. Sonbergh.collectorof taxas ofCler luont, Pa., is charged with being a defaulter for $1,000.-George Hooter, editor of the Orange county, N. Y., Times, was fatally shot by James Me Nates.-The new cruiser, Charleston has been ordered to Hawaii, and the cruiser San Francisco to Chili.-Honor ably discharged soldiers and sailors of the army and navy Will form a national organiza tion to be known as the United States Regular Army and Navy Veterans.-The funerals of the coke strikers, killed in theattack ofthe mob upon the works took place at Mt. Pleas ant, and, owing to the presence of the state troops, there was no disturbance. Labor lead ers state that the strikers are liberally sup plied with funds and the struggle will be'con tinued.—Edward Hollinger, a negro pugilist of Jersey City, murdered his wife by crush ing her head with a hatchet.-Judge Will iam B. Wood died at Florence, Ala., aged seventy-one years.-The tug Tempest, own ed by the Cleveland Saw Mill Company,sunk in Lake Erie, and the engineer, fireman and raftsman were drowned.-Leading astrono mers and scientists connected with the colleges and universities of the United States will ask Congress to transfer thecontrol ofthe National Observatory at Washington from the Navy Department to the hands of a scientific and astronomical board.-Fire in Memphis Tenn., destroyed the Franklin Hotel and other buildings. Matthew Stanix has been arrested at Ma fconoy City, Pa., on suspicion of having com mitted a murder in Po'an 1.-John Van Pelt, of Reading, has been sent to the insane asylum at Harrisburg, the grip having bereft him of his reason.-E. Piguet, ex-cashier of the Lancaster Fire Insurance Company, of New York, who skipped with $18,000, was arrested bv New York detectives in Switzer land and brought back.-The steamship Aguan, on which were ex-Senator Warner Miller and party, bound for Nicaragua, was wrecked on a coral reef, but no lives lost. Joseph and David Nicely were banged at Somerset, Pa., for the murder of Herman Uin berger.-Twelve hundred coke strikers at tacked the Morewood works, near Mount Pleasant, Pa., with the evident intention of destroying the works, but they were fired upon by the guards and eleven killed and thirty or forty wounded. All the killed are iforeigners, uovenior Jettison ordered several regiments of State troops to the coke region. —Colonel Jack Brown,an officer in the late war, died in Washington.-A full board of inquiry has been appointed to inquire into the circumstances attending the wreck of the Galena, Nina and Triana.-General Albert Pike, grand commander of the Scottish Rite Masonry of the Southern jurisdiction, and chief of the Royal Order of Scotland for this country, died at the home of the supreme council.-^— The Prsident has reappointed BuBois Eglesfon Postmaster 'V>-- v ■ V nvua.., ... y. — urn. 1. Saunders, ser.tary ; of State of North Carolina, is dead.-A fireman and two brakemen were killed in a collision on the Erie Road, near Horne] Se ville, N. Y.-Tonaskctt, chief of the Col ville Indians, in Washington, is dead.-Mrs Frank Miller, of Conestoga Station, Pa., per ished in the flames that destroyed her home. ——At Council Bluffs, Iowa, the schools are closed because of the grip and meas'es. John Maitland Macdonald, cousin of Sir John Macdonald, died at Fort Smith, Ark.— Harvey Peoples 'atally shot Nellie Dyce near Pittsfield, 111. Jealousy was the cause. John Maloney was burned to death iu a stable at Buffalo, N. Y.-Mrs. Michael Strohiinger was choked to death by robbers at Lewisberry, Pa.-Special sheriffs closed up over a hundred beer saloons in Lewiston,'Me. -Anthony Torrelo, an Italian, was killed J at Hazleton, Pa.-Creditors of II. G. <k J. R. Crump, of Philadelphia, have given them 1 tenyeais to pay their debts-The New Hampshire legislature appropriated $40,000 for representation at the World's Fair. Captain Hugh L. White, aged eighty-one 1 died at St. Louis.-Admiral Brown has transferred his flag from the Charleston 10 the.San Francisco.-Walter Johnson, color ed, was convicted, at Petersburg, Va., of com mitting a rape on Mrs. E izabeth Majors, of Nottaway county, and sentenced to be banged May 22.-Albert Midgeley, a boy, bad bis head crushed by burglars at Cincinnati. Judge Paul A. Weil committed suicide at West Bend, Wis., on account of grip.-Rev. H. H. Hatfield, a well-known Methodist min ister, died of pneumonia at Evanston, 111. Dr. McCosh, ex-president of Princeton Col lege, received many presents and many calls from friends on his eightieth birthday. TheKeystoneNational Bank of Philadelphia will soon reopen.-Brickmakers in Phila delphia threaten to strike.-John Herman was killed and several men badly hurt by a warehouse floor in Pittsburg giving away.— Ex-Congressman J. B‘. Grinnell died at.Mar shalltown, la., after a year’s illness, aged seventy.-Thirty men attacked a jail at Mount Stirling, Ky., to get out two prisoners, but were driven off. t UNDER AN AVALANCHE. A Mother nntl Her Daughter are Crushed to Death. At St. Anthony, N. F., an avalanche of snow swej t down from a high cliff an 1 buried un der its enormous weight the house of Levy Andrews. Niue persons were in the house at the time—five in the loft and four in the kitchen. Mrs. Andrews was going out into the porch at the time, and six days afterward her lifeless body was found under fourteen feet of snow. Her head was crushed and her neck and arms broken. The eldest daughter was found dead, lying across a stove, and the stove was smashed to atoms. One of the sons was rescued alive, but (lied five days after ward from his injuries. George Reed,'who was in the loft at the time of the accident, was so badly injured that he is still unable to lift | his arms, but he is getting better. One of the j girls rescued had her leg broken. TEN PERSONS KILLED. i A Colliery Disaster ut Apednlc, i»» Staffordshire, Rnglsuit. A disastrous explosion in a coal mine took j place.at Apedale, Staffordshire. Ten persons were killed outright and j several others were severely injured. The bodies of the dead miners have been , extracted from the portion of the mine where ’ the explos:oa took place. The causb of the disaster is supposed io he S the presence of fire-damp in the mine and j the foolhardiness of one of the miners after i the presence of the dangerous gas was first I discovered. Execution of the Nicslys in the Jail at Somerset, Pa. Story of an Atrocioin Crime—An OIcl Man SHot Dow.i bp hit Own Fire side by Thieves. The Nicely brothers were hanged at 1.4'J o'clock P. M., in the j til yard. They both died game and (protesting their innocence Death resulted from strangulation. The bod ies were cut down about nineteen minutes after the trap was sprung. The town was crowded with strangers from all parts of the surrouudingcoantry, and not withstanding the sleet and rain the jail was surrounded from earl/ morning with peop'o who stoo l out in the damp just to look at the side of the prison where Joe and Dave Nicely the murderers of Farmer Umberger, were confined. The condemned men spent their last night on earth in much the usual way. Both re tired early and slept well. They.rose about 6 o’clock and partook of quite a hearty break fast. Joe, who has been feigning insanity for sev eral weeks, suddenly came to his senses ami talked in a rational manner. He requested to be shaved and then asked for a minister to baptize him. Both requests were granted, and he then sat down and wrote a lengthy,’ statement in which heelaimed that nearly all the evidence against them was perjured; that he was unjustly convicted and thatGxl knows he is innocent. David also made a statement to his attorney, reiterating his innocence. THE CRIME. The crime for which David and Joseph Nicely to-day paid the extreme and awful penalty of the Jaw stands out pre-eminently as being one of the most brutal and deliberate, and at the same time one of the most myste rious crimes for whicli two men were ever hanged when a shred of doubt remained as to their guilt. On the evening of February 27, 1889, an ugly, cold sleet was falling, that drove a little country family closer to a generous fire in the home of Herman Umberger, in Somerset county, about two miles from Jan perstown. Some time before this it beeame generally known that Farmer Umberger had been gathering up his money, and collecting all loaned money, presumably fearing the banks. It w7as also known that he was wealthy and after this collection kept large sums of money in the house. -ni/iuia ijiuc tuclullinguunsisteuor Herman Uinberger and wife Naiiie; (wograndchildren Nellie and George Horner, and the hired girl Ella Stern. _ On the early evening of the day mentioned, just after dusk, there was a rap at the door, and in response toUmberger’s in vitation to enter there came two men into that hospitable home whose appearaucecastachill over the household. One had his head bound up in two common red handkerchiefs, while the other had his face covered by a false gray beard. The men were invited to the fire, and after some talk, the smaller man said thev were officers, and were searching houses for jewerly supposed to have be -n stolen from a peddler,. Tney then read what Duroorted to jb-~ ~ vvtvci ri.rr>'«.'! J ^ Je-*:ersfo'wn Then Began an osi search for the alleged stolen jewerly, but reality for the large sums of money known to be kept in the house. After some search Umberger, the two men and Nanie Horner went iuto a bedroom, where the smaller man pulled out a bureau drawer, exposing two pockctbooks, which the farmer said contained money to pay his hands. Umberger picked these up and placed them in his vest pocket, and becoming manned at the fearful looks of his strange guests sent the little girl for his wife. She ran in, and said th farce had gone far enough. The partv at into the sitting-room, when the smallv.' man pulled a revolver, and pointing it at Uinberger cried: “YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE.” This he cried again, then deliberately be gay firing at the old man, who had thrown up his hands and backed into a corner. The men had evidently intended to murder, as they gave the man no chance for his life. Umberger received one bullet in the shoulder and (lie other in the breast. The wife ran into the kitchen and wildly rang the bell that served to call the hands to their meals. In a moment her aged husband siaggereJ through tiie kitchen door and fell (.lead at her feet. Short as was the lime occupied, however, the desperate men had secured what they had come lor—the two pockctbooks—which con tained between $16,000 and $20,000 ia gold and greenbacks. In 10 minutes the house was tilled with frightened neighbors, but tue men had gone and left no clue. A reward of $2,000 isoon sharpened the eyes of the good people ot Somerset county, who were up in arms over the outrageous deed. Lewis and Charles Varmear came forward and find started the keen eye of suspicion toward the Nieelys by stating that they had seen the brothers crossing Laurel Hill on the after noon of the murder. The Nieelys lived near Ligonier, 15 miles from tne Umberger place. They were well to-do peopie of tne Dunkard faith, who wor shipped in a little church erected on their own large farm. The story of the Varmears started a close inquiry, as they were positive as to the iden ity ot the Nicely boys ttiey had seen on Laurel Hi.l on tlie afternoon ot the murder. There were other witnesses called who had seen the men, and though some contradictory evidence was introduced, on the whole, the testimony pointed toward* these two men positively as going in the direction of the Umberger place on the afternoon of the murder. On August 19, however, tiiey were sentenced to Ue.uo, and men neg m another legal light fi r pardon, for reprieve and freedom that lias no piral.ei in this section. Neither time nor money was spared, and the father ot the boys, who had been well oft, mortgaged his splendid farm to the limit in engaging the best of counsel lor the light against a verdict that at the time met with popular appiroval. uE-NEKAIj ALBEKT W. PIKE. Head of tile Masonic Fraternity, Author, lawyer, and Poet. General Albert W. Pike, Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Masonry of the Southern jurisdiction, and the chief of the Royal Or der of Scotland for the country, died at eight o’clock P. M., at the home of the Supreme Council of the Order in Washington, where lie had lived for several years. Albert W. Pike was well-known to all per sons interested in Free Masonry, having held the highest offices in the order and written many works in regard to it. He was born in Boston, Mas?., in 1809, and entered Harvard in 1826, but did not graduate. AtFortSmith, Ark., lie devoted himself to school teaching and newspaper work, being for two years owner and editor of the Arkansas Advocate. Next he became a lawyer. He served as a subordinate officer in an Arkansas regiment during the Mexican war, and when tne civil war broke out negotiated i treaties of amity and alliance between the Confederacy and several Indian tribes, some | members of which he organized into soldier? i and carried into the battle of Pea Ridge and ! Elknorn, serving himself with the rank of j Brigadier General. After the war he was J editor ot the Memphis Appeal until 1868, j when he sold his interest in the paper and re moved to where he practiced law until 188 >, when he retired from active work. His literary labors include, besides publications concerning Free Masonry and court reports, a number of prose and poetic sketches. General Pike first entered the Masonic Or- j der at Little Rock, Ark., and rose through the I various degrees to the highest standing an 1 j rank in the order. SOUTHERN ITEMS. INTERESTING NEYFS COMPILED PROM MANY SOURCES. —A Baptist congregation has been organized at Buena Vista, Va —Creameries are reported to be paying well in Kent and other counties of Maryland. —The extension of the Camden road in Bras ton county, \\ . \ a., .8 rapidly nearing com pletion. —Abojr named W alter Pierce was drowned m Staunton river, near Staunt m River Sta tion, Va. The Chesapeake ai.d Ohio Railroad will erect a passenger depot in Lynchburg, Va., to cost ?50,(K0. —The authorises of Greenbrier county, W. • ia',ai.e making an aggressive War on the illicit liquor dealers. —Northern capita isis have purchased the Howland plantation, adjoining Beaufort/S. C., and will erect a large cotton mill. -J*'e Norfolk ai d Western Railroad has ordered twenty-fiv,. ur-w locomotives from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. —The sales of leaf tobacco in Lynchburg last week aggregated 1/94,700 pounds. The in crease in the sales 1’ r the present year aver 1890 amount to 1,9\i .00. —At Bas e City, \ a., the roof of the large knitting factory coilapsed from the weight of tho snow7 and much damage was done to building and machinery. Washington Duke, a wealthy cigarette . manufacturer of Durham. N. C., will endow a school tor girls at Lmiisburg and call it the Mary Duke school in honor of his daughter. —The brick machine at Charlestown, Wr. Va., has been placet! in position, and the Brick and lileCompany turned out their first bricks last wefek. Thecapucity o! the machine is30, 000 bricks per day. —New York, Baltimore, and Indianapolis capitalists will build a line of railroad from Charleston, W. Va., up Two Mile creek to the Jackson county line, to develop large coal fields owned by them. —A meeting will be held at Roanoke, Va., to organize a State association of civil and mining engineer* and architects. A bout forty favorable responses have been received to the invitation to be present. —Edward Killon purchased for cash last week 40,000 acres of choice timber lands in Clay and Nicholas counties, W. Va., at $10 per acre. lie is said to be acting fora wealthy Maryland and Ohio syndicate. —A gold mine has just been discovered with in ten miles of Greensboro, N. C., which is yielding the finest specimens of quartz gold. The shaft lias just been sunk eighteen feet, and a vein several feet thick been struck. —A local passenger train on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway ran into the rear of a (reight train in a :unnel seventy-five miles east of Charleston, W. Va., and both trains were wrecked. I.fee broke out and the entire passenger train was consumed. Several per sons were seriously injured. —Ernest Hnrdenslein, editor of Business, a weekly paper, of Vicksburg, Miss., was killed by John G. Cushman, editor of the Vicksburg Evening Post, on the streets of Vicksburg. The trouble grew cut of a discussion in regard to the action of the c fezens of New Orleans in killing the llentif - v ussa-sins. —C. Lafayette Kir ,/, of life; county, N. C., met his death in ratlici uluy manner several days since. G*> aning- out his "•viJ when the d the bucket, linb wen bpir.v AM * f?ig —-Lrnesi j... who lived on Core Sound, near1 N. C., was drowned several da in i. . sound, white on a fishing expedi i‘ several tm vs. Not returning when ex d, a search was insti tuted and his hat w mud two miles from New river. —W. A. Fouslier, of Cnatbam county, N. C., lost his barn by an incendiary tire, and its contents, including tour valuable horses, lifiy barrels of corn, two buggies, one wagon and four Ions of fertilizer. This is the third time Fouslier has been burned out, twice before two stores which belonged to him being burned. —George Kyle, well-known at Alderson and Minton, W. Va., was arrested at the latter place, charged with certain swindling opera tions in a certain trip through that section, such as mistaking kisnamein signingchecks, etc. The matter has caused considerable taik in that section. —IT. A. Clayton is building anjimmense plan ing mill at Fairinount. W. Va., to take the place of the one recently burned. The Marion Machine Works are building a large iron structure half a mile below Fairmount,where all kinds of machinery, car wheels, etc., will be manufactured, xercyreyion, a uoy twelve years old, slipped irom some logs into Mud river in West Virginia, and v. as carried for half a mile down with the tide Lcfore relief was obtained. This- is the third time in the past ten days that this boy has fallen overboard, and each time he has been rescued in an exhausted condition. —George Nelson, thirteen years old, was in stantly killed at Greenville, N. C., a few days ago. In company with some other boys he was hunting robins, ami by accident liis gun was d. sc barged, both barrels emptying into h.s i throat and killing lum instantly. —A hole was blown in the port boiler of the steamer Farmer, which was on her way to Savannah Irom Brunswick, Ga. She was be tween Darien and Do boy when the accident occurred. The noise of the escaping steam caused a panic among the deck hands, several of whom rushed ovei board, and four of them were drowned. —John T. Patrick, secretary of the South Immigration association, says that all the southern states have consented to be represen ted at the southern exposition to be held at Raleigh in the fall. He also says that the ex position will be permiueut, ami that after January, 1S92, it will he taken to that south ern city which will oiler the greatest induce ments to secure it. —Two young ladies of Washington, N. C., came near being frozen to death some nights si. ce. They had been out gathering wild flowers in the 'evening and wandered too far in the woods and were iusl. Their friends be coming uneasy, made up a party of ten or twelve men and searched the woods the night through. They were Sound the next morning at 10 o’clock, nearly frozen, three miles in the woods. —Four negroes, two men and two women, were arrested and lodged in jail at Belgreen, Ala., charged witli burning the town of Russellville. The women confessed and told the whole 6tory. ' A mob ot two hundred and fifty armed men went to Belgreen, over powered Jailer Waltrep and took Jell Dens mor.- and El Hudson, the two men, to a neighboring white oak iree, swung them to a limb, tilled them full of bullets and left them. They denied their guilt. —In the Beaufort Oyster Packing company’s factory at Beaufort, N C., Ben Parker, a des perate negro, who had been discharged by Manager Ford, for insub rdinare conduct, went to Ford’s private office and “commenced abusing him. Ford saw that Parker had an open razor and ordered him out of his office, when the latter rushed ai him and danger ously gashed his throa' th the razor. Ford thereupon drew a pisb . and shot the negro through the neck, inflicting probably a tatal wound. —The fast express on the Louisville aiid Nashville Railroad ran otl the track mar Anchorage, Ivy., fifteen mi.es from Louisville a lew days ago. -The two rear sleepeis were thrown against a side-tracked freight train, and one was completely demolished. The wreck was caused by a brakcmsui throwing a switch before the train had entirely passed. Mis. Bd.e Ebon, oi Keokomo, Ind., was probably fatally injured. Several other were Jess seriously burr. —One of the heaviest land-slides that lias taken place on any >• .Bread in the northern part of the State occurred on the Potomac, Piedmont and Fredericksburg Railroad at what is know as Mi ls Cut, about two miles from Fredericksburg, Va. The slide is about one hundred and fifty feet iu length and forty feet in depth, and tne track for a distance of about seventy yatds is torn away. The road is a narrow guage running troni Fredericks burg to Orange. —The snow was very heavy in all parts of Maryland during the recent severe storm. Near Mount Pleasant, Cecil county, the snow was in many places tWo leet deep, and the stage frpm Cherry Hill to Elktou was nearly fix hours late. Trains on the Western Mar. * land Railroad were blockaded, acd the snow was ten inches deep in Carroll and many heavy drifts. Jn Allegany county there was snow two feet deep at various points and over a foot deep in Frederick county. Some damage was done to sheds by the weight of snow, and the wires were damaged, fences prostrated by the gale and other damage done. —The track-laying on the fronton extension has not been progressing very rapidly, on ac count of high Water and bad weather, ft is ihe intention now to run trains to Wayne Court-house within five weeks. Theconnect ing-link from fronton to the Ohio side ol the Kenova Bridge is progressing more rapidly than on the West Virginia side. The grading from Wayne Court-house to Eikhorn is under contract, and is being pushed ahead with the intention of running through-trains from Nor folk to Toledo next fall, via Bluefield, which the Norfolk and Western people claim to he the shortest line from the seaboard to the great lakes. —Abel Pitts, of Glen Alpine station, on the Western North Carolina railroad,wasseriously and probably lataliy cut several days since by Dick Tallent. The latter and his son, and Abel Pitts and his son, engaged in a free hand tight at the distillery of Abel Pitts over the division of some hogs which they had raised together. Dick Tallent became angry and attempted to cut Ahei Pitts with his knite, when Henry Pitts inter ered and knocked Dick Tallent down. Joe Tallent then took a hand and struck Ilcnry Pitts on the head with a reek, rendering him insensible. Abel Pitts, who hurl plead for peace, thinking his son had been killed, attacked Joe Tallent, and was in turn attacked by Dick Tallent with a knife and tearfully cut on the head and the hack. His skull was fractured, and his wounds are likely to prove fatal. WORK AND WORKERS. The strike at Beatty’sglass worksiu Tiffin, Ohio, was settled, the men wining the contest. 1 T is said that th e carpenters in Boston will strike (or an eight hour day this spring. A GOOD many of the striking cutters in Rochester, New York, have been taken back by the manufacturers. Governor Markham, of California, lias signed a bill passed by the Legislature, making train wrecking punishable by death. The Card Coal Company dismissed 200 miners from its mines at Wadsworth, Ohio, because it understood they were about to strike. President Gomreus, of the Federation of Labor, says that his organization will back the striking Connellsvitie cokers to the la-t iu their demand for eight hours. The trouble between the engineers and officials of the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad have been settled, and the engineers will return to work. The terms are not made public. The rod mill, the remaining department of ihe rolling mills at Joliet," Illinois, has been closed. Thus more than 2,500 men arc left idle. The em<d«y««s Say they are. non . : as they have acceded to the demands of the company. At a meeting of the carpenters in Chicago, au agreement between the Carpenters’ Council and the Builders’ Association; providing for the settlement of all differences during the coming year by arbitration, was unanimously ratified. The terms ol the agreement provide for a working day of eight hours at a mini mum wage of 35 cents per hour. The journeymen carpenters and joiners in St. Louis are preparing to demand 40 cents an hour beginning May 1st. Two years ago they held out for thirty days and won the strike for thirty-five cents an hour and eight hours as a day’s work with only a handful of union men. Now they claim to have fourteen local unions, with a membership of 2,400, and say they will strike if' their demands are not granted. Ihe agreement between the Contractors’ Association and the Carpenters’ Union, in Indianapolis, provides fora permanent arbi tration committee; eight hours a day’s work over time to he. paid for at time and a half; Sunday and holiday work as double time; wages of journeymen shall inuocasebe less than 27i cents an hour; stair builders, 35cents per hour. The carpenters agree to work with non-union men in other trades. The contrac tors agree not to discriminate against Union men. It is expected the plasterers, painters and plumbers will arbitrate their differences. The National Textile Union, in session in Lowell, Masjachusetts, adopted resolutions asking the Legislatures of the various States to support the 51-hour per week bills, on the ground tint fewer hours would' benefit the employer and employees alike; declaring that the present long hours are detrimental to the health and welfare of workers, and also detri mental to iuve-ted capital; that women and children are dwarfed mentallyand physically by long hours; that lessening the number of hours will make employment for those at present unemployed. T. u. 15 Aiti Nit HJcJAU. ! ___ i One of tiie Great Firm of English Bankers Dies of Eshuuition. Mr. Thomas Charles Baring, one of the two members of Parliament representing the city of London, died in Home of exhaustion re sulting from a surgical operation. Mr. Baring was for soma years engaged in the banking business in New York City and was, for more than 2d years a partner in the firm of Baring Brothers & Co., London and Liverpool. The Jate Mr. Baring was born at Adderbury, Oxfordshire, in 1831. He was a son of the Jate Charles Baring, D. D., Lord Bishop of Durham, aud was tne nephew of the first Lord Westbrook. In addition to being a mem! er of Parliament, Mr. Baring ( was a justice of the peace for Essex, Middle sex, London and Westminster, and was in the commission of lieutenancy lor London. Tne deceased was also the author of ‘‘Pin dar in English lthyme.” “The system of Epicures” and other works. He sat oil the royal commission on Joss of life at sea in 188-3-87. Mr. Baring was a staunch Conserva tive and a strong churchman. He was edu cated at Harrow and O.ciord, where he wa« scholar of Wadham and a'tenvard a fellow oi Brasenose College, and afterward graduated B- A. in 1852 and M. A. in 1855. As the death of Thomas Baring is likely to affect pub ic confidence in the progress of the consolidation of the new company, it is ail- . nonneed ttiat the capital to be invested will not be withdrawn. BLEW OUT HIS BRAINS. Cashier Gadsden Commits Suicide oil His Daughter’s Grave. Thomas Gadsden, cashier of the Merchant’ National Bank of Savannah, Ga'., committed suicide by blowing his brains out- with a revolver at the grave of his daughter in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Gadsden was a prominent man in Savannah, and had been connected with the bank for many years, and was interested in various business enterprises. He was a vestryman in St.. John’s Episcopal Church. He left his residence and told his-'servants lie was going for a walk. He went straight to the cemetery and to the grave of his daughter, who died two years ago. Placing the revolver to his temple, he fired, and fell across the mound. The shot was heard by colored men in the eemetery, and shortly after the body was found. The cause of the suicide is not- yet known. STATE OF HUP. Cold Weather in the West and Flood] in the South Affect Business. The Spring Traffic Slow and Disappoint- , lug—So Advance In Hates for Iron— Pitllttres for the Week. Special telegrams to JBradstreel’s report no increase in the distribution of general mer chandise. Reports of another snow blokade west of Kansas City, prolonged cold and rainy weather West and Northwest, and high water in the Lower Mississippi Valley are given as reasons why spring trade continues slow and disappointing. Cotton is dull and unchanged in face of an unprecedented crop movement and good weather for planting preparations. The demand for refined sugar has been very j large, and the cheapening is expected to re- ! suit in increased consumption. Mercantile collections generally are s'ow and unsatisfactory. Bank clearings continue to fall behind last year’s totals, decreases now being more numerous and of larger value than in February. The total bank clearings at 50 cities in March were $4,229,000,030, a decline of 9 per cent, from March, 1890. At New York city the decrease was 13.3 per cent, and at other cities 3.3 per cent. The total clear ings at forty-five cities tor three months were $'2,927,285,900, a decline of 8.S per cent, from last year. Stock speculations is stagnant, though the crop prospects seem to maintain railroad share values, in the face of European indifference, gold exports,generally poor rail road earnings, and other immediate unfavor- j able influences. The only active feature of ! the market is sugar shares, which have eii* ! joyed a ten point rise. The total number of failures in the United ! States, for the past quarter, did not equal ! those for a like period in 1885 or 1889, but the j aggregate of liabilities were the heaviest on l •ecord, increasing 32 per cent, over 1890. • There were fifty-seven failures this year i with liabilities of $100,000 and over, against ! thirty-seven in three months of 1890, account- j ing for four-fifths of the excess ot total Jia- J hilities of all failures. Business failures in ! the United States number 210, against 2CC \ last week, and 152 this week last year. The i total, January 1, to date, is 3548 against 3508 last year. Exports of wheat both coasts (and flour as j wheat) equaled 2,161,188 bushels this week, ! compared with 1,820,977 bushels last week, j and 1,521,896 bushels in the opening week of j April, 1890. The total exports (excluding j Montreal) July 1st to date are 71,9S2,489 bush els, against 82,160,000 bushels in the like por tion of 1889-90, 48,042,943 in 1888-89, and 101, 560,657 bushels in a like portion of 1887-88. Available stock of wheat throughout the United States and Canada equaled 47,636,145 bushels, or 2,217,000 bushels more than one year ago, and 5,831,000 bushels more than two years ago. For the past quarter available stocks have decreased only 6,985,C00 bushels, about one half of the decrease in the like quarter in each of the three preceding years. In Ontario fall wheat promises well; geu- i eral trade is slightly improved and prices ! firm. In Quebec no special activity is ex- ! pected until alter the opening of navigation. !• Collections are slow. The Dominion reports j 36 business failures this week against 4! lp-t i ■neck and 26 this week Iasi year. Tttc i number January 1st todate is 596,against 570 last year. Di.SAoTE.rio AND CASUALTIES. — A furnace full of molten iron burst, in j Terre Haute, Indiana, and two men lost their ! lives. In Bangor, Maine, Leslie Ellis drank a | quart of whisky witiiouttakingthe bottle from j bis lips. He died next day. John Stevens and Daniel Chesney were fatally injured by an explosion iu a quarry at ! Durham, New Hampshire. Two trains on the Erie Road collided near | Hinsdale, New York. Fireman Morris and | Brakeman Frederick Moore and John Conroy ! were killed. A. E. CASSIDAY, Patrick Lynch and a ! Frenchman, name unknown, were killed by a fall of rock in the Caledonia Coal Mine, at Gallup, New Mexico. While delirious from fever Frederick Abery', 22 years old, jumped from the fourth story window of his residence, in New York, to a roof some distance below. He died iu a I short time of his injuries. Three children of W. II. Walker, at Car lyle, Illinois, got hold of somepokeroot while playing onground which had been broken for a garden, and ate the root. One ot them is dead, and the others are dangerously sick. A PONTOON bridge, which was swept away at St. Charles, Missouri, contained live men, who have not been heard of since. They were John Coleman, Fritz Weeks, Louis Robinson James Spark and John Enock. The public schools in Council Bluffs, Iowa will probably be closed on accountof the sick ness prevailing. The complaints mostly are la grippe and measles, although there are some cases of scarlet fever and diphtheria. One-third of the teachers are unfit for duty. Thomas Clark, aged 10 years, whocarried the mail from Oil City to Rougy, Wyoming, has not been heard of for more than a week, and is supposed to have perished in the snow, which is live feet deep on a level over part ot his route. His lather, A. W. Clark, started in search ot him last Friday, during another snow storm, and has also disappeared. Ilis horse was lotiud on Sunday,dead in the snow. A violent earthquake shook was felt aU along the north shore of the St. Lawrence, the other evening, aud extended far into the back country parish .'S. News from St. Gabriel county, Quebec, and otner stations confirm the tact of a violent shock. A resident of Beaufort states that the earth and dwellings in that parish shook for several seconds and caused the inhabitants great alarm. J. T. Parish, a minin; expert, has return ed to St. Louis from Colorado. For 18 days he was snowbound in the Red Mountains, near Rico, Col.,.and during that period was literally cut off from the world. The snow storm, which raged for weeks started in about the 15th of February, and since that time the trails to the mines have been covered up and fully 50 lives lost by the disastrous snow slides that were of almost daily occur rence. A STRIKER SHOT DOWN. _;_ iie Assaulted n Workman and tiol the j Worst of It. William Brown, Jiving on Norris street, ■ Chester, Pa., who is one of the Standard Steel Casting Company’s strikers, received a bullet through the heart at the hands of one of the moulders who have taken the places of the strikers. Four workmen who came from Jer sey City a few days ago are locked up lor the crime. An eye-witness said he saw four men walking down Edgemont avenue toward the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Rail road, ana five men behind them. One reached forward, and laying his hand on the shoulder of one of the lour men, said: “See here, pard, I want you.” Almost at the same instant he struck the man he accosted with what looked like a blackjack. The assailed man fell to the pavement, but he was on his feet at once, and turning around pulled out a revolver and began to fire. Tbe men started to run in dif ferent directions, when a bullet struck Brown and brought him to the pavement. A num ber of shots were fired. Tiie four men who were attacked ran down the avenue ani were soon ontof sight. The men took refuge in a store, and to the chief of police said they were varsued by strikers, and showed wounds. The ehief let them go, but afterwards finding that Brown was dead arrested them. A man named Schlegel was shot in the thigh. Much excitement prevailed. SUNDAY SCHOOL. INTERJTATIOSAL LESSON FOR APRIL 13. Lessen Text: “The Good and Evil in Join?,” 3 Kilims x., 18-31.—Golden Text: 1 Samuel xvi., 7,—Coin* mentnry on the Lesson. —-— - | 13. "And Jehu gathered all the people to gether.” We find this man’s name nearly forty times in this and the preceding chap ter, and not over a dozen times elsewhere. In verse 36 we read that he reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-eight years. The manner of his being anointed king is given in chap, ix., 1-7, and in the same chapter we are told how he slew the king of Israel and Jezebel, and also the king of Judah. The first men tion of him is found in I Kings xix., 10, 17, where Elijah is commanded to anoint him king of Israel, in connection with llazael as king of Syria and Elisha as prophet in Is rael. He is evidently the Lord’s minister of judgment upon sin and sinners, but does not appear to have been a true worshiper of the true God. 19- “I have a great sacrifice to do to' Baal.” Thus said Jehu as he commanded to be gathered together all the prophets, priests and servants of Baal that he might destroy'* them. Baal was the chief male deity of the Phoenicians and Canaanites. The word sig nifies master or possessor, and is used fifteen : times in this chapter, which is more often than it is found in any other chapter in the Bible. It is found, in connection with at least twelve other words, as Baal-Bsrith (lord of the covenant), Baal-Peor (lord of the opening) Baal-Zebub (lord of the fly). ‘ (Judg. viii., 33; Num. xxv., 3; II Kings i., 3. etc.) The worship of Baal meant the for-' saking of the only true God, the God of Israel, and an identification with the false religions of the nations, and was a great provocation of Jehovah (Judg. x., 6-10; Jer. xi., 17). ( 20. * ‘Anri J ehu said. Proclaim a solemn as sembly for Baal.” His purpose is stated in the previous verse to have been that he might destroy the worshipers of Baal, but he is do ing- it deceitfully, and a God of truth cannot deceive nor authorize deceit. t 21. “And Jehu sent through all Israel; and 1 all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there w as not a man left that came not.” And we read that the house of Baal was full from one end to the other. Here is a-devotion worthy of a better cause, but it is even so to this present day. Let some of.the other lords or possessors that control so many call for a gathering of their devotees, and the place will be filled, while the true God seems to have tut few who desire to follow Him fully and only. a. -coring lorwi vestments tor au tne worshipers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.” Thus while outwardly honoring them and seemingly encouraging them he was robing them for slaughter. Death, not life, was before them, and it was death leading to the second death. The separation of soul and body is not to be dreaded if we are clothed with Christ’sright eousness, and that death Christ Himself teaches us not to fear (Matt, x., 28; see also Phil, i., 21-23). But the eternal separation of the soul from God, which is the fate of all unbelievers, no matter with what outward vestments clothed, is the fate to be dreaded, and against which the Saviour kindly warns , us in Matt, x., 28. 23. “h.'i'.i and Jelionadsh, the .ion w ' ehab.” See in verse 15 the greeting and union of these two, and if not familiar with the story of the descendants of Jonadab,read it in Jer. xxxv., and mark the blessings of obedience. “Search and look that there be here with you none or the servants of the Lord, but the worshipers of Baal only.” How would such a proclamation affect the people who gather at the popular places of amusement in our day? If the word went forth in the theatre some night, “Let ail who call themselves Christians leave quickly,” would any seats be vacated? And if so, how many? 24. “And when they w-ent in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings.” Here is Jehu officiating as a priest of Baal, while at the same time he instructs eighty men that on penalty of death they are not to allow one of those present to escape with his life. Compare Elijah prov ing before all the people that Jehovah is God, as he offered sacrifice unto Him, an I then slew the prophets of Baa! after showing them their folly. With Elijah aii was open and righteous. The way of Jehu is not so. God commissioned him to destroy Baal, but God did not commission him to practice de ceit or to worship Baal. 25. “Go in and slay them; let none come forth.” This is the obedient part, as when the Levites went in and out throughout the camp and slew every man, his brother and companion and neighbor, because of their sin against God (Ex. xxxii., 26, 27: see also Detit. xiii., 6-11: Ezek, ix., 5-7). Thus com pletely were the peoplo cut off in the days of Noah, but not until the long suffering of God had borne with them, and preached to them, and pleaded with toem ail the 12) years that Noali was building the arx and W£tlLUlg UJJUU UUJ. 26. “And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal aud burned them.” Not only the idolaters but their idols does He destroy. These idolatrous Israelites knew that tliey were disobeying the God of Israel; they knew what Gideon had done to Baal, aud they were familiar with the recent ac tion of Elijah (Judg. vi.,33-82; I Kingsxviii., 40), so fhat they had been taught and solemn ly warned, and had no one to blame for their death but themselves. 27. “And they brake down the image of Baai, and brake down the house of Baal, an d made it a draught house unto this day.’’ Not only the idolaters and the idols but also the very house of worship. This is thorough work, and would seem to strike at the root of the whole thing. 28. “Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.” It was a sore evil, and required se vere treatment and received it. It seems to have been Jeliu’s special mission to put away this iniquity: but he did not win Israel back to God, as we shall see. It is one thing to put away evil, but quite another to make people righteous. 29. “Howbeit. from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to, sin, Jehu departed uot from after them.” Though Baal was destroyed, the golden calves at Dan and Bethel still remained and were worshiped. What a record this is concern ing Jeroboam in this verse and verse 31, and in about eighteen other places in the two books of Kings, that he made Israel to sinl •30. “And the Lord said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes.” He is commended for his thorough judgment upon the house of Ahab. Contrast the lack of thoroughness in Saul when sent to destroy Amalek (1 Sam. xv., 9-11). The Lord does not commend Jehu’s deceit. While he commends the faith of Rahah of Jericho He does not commend her deceit either. He cannot com mend what is wrong in any one. “Thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.” And so it came to pass (chap, xv., 12). His thorough ness brought him and his children a tem poral kingdom for four generations. If we who believe in Jesus are faithful to Him we Bhall sit with Him on His throne (Rev. lit.. 21). and in bodies like His (Phil, iii., 21) reign vith Him over this whole earth (Rev. v., 9, LO; Dan. vii., 27). 31. “But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart.” The chief thing was neglected. Let any one read in Deuteronomy, and notice bow often in that one book Israel is com manded to observe aud do the command ments of the Lord, and this statement will make Jehu’s goodness seem very question able. He showed no mercy to the house of Ahab, nor to the worshipers of Baal, but he worshiped the golden calves, and trans gressed the laws of the Lord. Where then ia bis righteousness? He stands before us iden tified with Jeroboam, a sinful man whom God saw fit to use and reward with soma temporal favors.—Lesson Helper.