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I'ubmshio BV Roanoke Publishing Co.
Thomas Husoit, Business Mahager
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1889.
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Th itrn-oKtyn Divine Says He Will
V.il Again Bj Pastor cf i
Church in Debt.
l anrtn rrt
yftehlfcn of disasters left us In debt. Wo
fwjrts prixofcbally built three churches since I
a ooi .roowyn. First, the original Tftbef
nucle. Soon after that we made art enlarge
ment th it cost almost as much as & ehiirch.
A few Tears after It ail httrned. Then we
put up fcho building recently destroyed, and
reared it in a thrta When the whole country
was tu its worst financial distress.
J" tf039 repeated disasters that
j.U as In dabt. My congregation have
.j3?11 bufr any church would be
m djbt after so many calami tift. Nt lor
the first time we are out of debt, 3ut we
lisacl at least one hundred thousand dollars to
build a church large Enough, and we call
on P3-jHo W all creeds and all lando to help.
Wtore I help dedicate a new church we must
have every dollar of it paid. I will never
$am 6o pastor of a church in debt. It has
vsnpnled us in all our movement, an'l 1
ww.ll nver again wear the shackles. I have
ior the last sixteen years preached t
about 5000 peopk sitting and stand
ing twica a Sabbath, but everybody knows
that we nesd & place that will hold "8000 I
Willi not t3 surprised If soma man of wealth
ShiHsay: "Hore are a $100,000 if you will
put ttp a memorial structure, and call it after
ine name of my departed father or child
"whose memory I want put before all nations
Kwid f w all time." And so it will be done.
Text: "God shaft wipe away
fivin their eyes." Rev. vii., 1?.
Riding awos a western prairie, wild
flowers up to tho hub of the carriage wheel,
and while a loog distance from any shelter,
there came a sudden shower, and while the
ram was falling in torrents, the sun was
shining as brightly as I ever saw it shine;
hid I thought, what a beautiful spectacle
Ibis is! , So the tears 'of the Bible are
not mldnht storm, but rain on pansied
prairies in ixod's sweet and golden sunlight,
iou remember that bottle which David
labeled as containing tears, and Mary's
tears, and Paul's tears, and Christ's
tears, and the harvett of joy that is to
spring from the sowing of tears. God
mixes them. God rounds them. God shows
thera where to fall. God exhales them. A
census is taken Of them,and there is a record
ns to the moment when they are bom, and
as to t he place of their grave. Tears of bad
men arc not kept, Alexander, in his sorrow,
had the hair clipped from his horses and
hniles, and made a great ado about his grief;
but in all the vases of heaven there is not one
of Alexander's tears. I speak of the tears of
the good. Alas! me! they are falling all the
eiuuuior, yuu sumeumes near sne
growling thunder, and yousee there is a
storm miles away; but you know from the
drift of the clouds that it will not come any
where near you. So, though it may be all
bright around us, there is a shower of trouble
fconifl where all the time. Tears! Tears'
What is the use of them anyhow? Why
not substitute laughter? Why not make this
a world where all the people are well and
eternal strangers to pain and aches? What
is the use of an eastern storm when we might
have, a perpetual nor'wester? Why, when a
family is put together, not have them all
stay, or if thsy must be transplanted to make
other homes, then have them all live? the fam
ily record telling a story of marriages and
births, but of no deaths. Why not have the
harvests chase each other without
fatiguing toil? 'Why the hard pillow,
the hard crust, tho hard struggle?
It is easy enough to explain a smile, or a
me explain a tear. A chemist will tell you
that it is made up of salt and lime and other
component parte; but he misses the chief
ingredients the acid of a soured life, the
vincrino stine of a bitter memory, the frag
ments of a broken heart. I will tell you
wiiHt a leans: it is agony in soiui-iou.
Hear me, then, while I discourse to you of
the uses of trouble.
First It is the design of trouble to keep
this world from being too attractive. Some
thing must be done to make us willing to
quit this existence. If it were not for trouble
Ibis world would be a good enough heaven
for mo. You and I would be willing to take
r lease of this life for a hundred million years
if there were no trouble. The earth cush
ioned and upholstered and pillared and chan
neliercd with such expense, no story of other
worlds could enchant us. We would say:
"Lrt well enough alone. If you want
to die and have your body disintegrated in
t he dust, and your soul go out on a celestial
adventure, then you can go; but this world
is good enough for mo." You might as well
go to a man who has just entered the Louvre
at Paris, and tell him to hasten off to the
picture galleries of Venice or Florence.
"Why," ho would say, ''what is the use of
my going there? There are Rembrandts and
Rubens and Raphaels here that I haven't
looked at yet."
No man wants to go out of this world, or
out of any house, until he h:is a better house. .
To euro ibis wish to stay hro, God must
somehow, create o disgust for our surround
ings. How shall He do it? He cannot afford
to deface His horizon, or to tear oif a fiery
panol from the sunset, or to subtract an an
ther frnm the water lily, or to banish the
pungent aroma from the mignonette, or to
rirag the robes of tha morning in the jnire.
You cannot epact a Christopher Wren to
tnar his own St. Paul's cathedral or a Mieh
tioJ Angelo to Hash out his own "Last
jiirgi!!ttn&"ora Handel touiscord his "Israel
in F.gypt," and you cannot expect God to
bpyil thu architecture and musio of His own
n-nrlil. How then are we to be made willine
to loAve? Here is where trouble comes in.
Aftr a man has had a good deal of trouble,
he wiys! ."Well, I am ready to go. If there
is a house some where whose roof doesn't leak,
I would like to live there. If there is an at
mosphere (otuewhere that does not distress
tho luns, I would like to breathe it. If there
s a society somewhere where there is no tittle
tattle, I would like to live there. If
there is a home circle somewhere where
I can find my lost friends, I
won Id like to go there." His used to read
tho first part of the Fiiblo chiefly, now he
re.i'ls the last part of the Bible chiefly. Why
has h? chmged Genesis for Revelation? Ahl
he usti'i to be anxious chiefly to know how
this world was made, and all about its geo
lAgical construction. Now he is chiefly anx
ious to know how the next world was made,
and how it looks, au.l who live there, and
how tney firess. He reads Revelation ton
times now where he reads Genesis once. The
o!d story, ''in the beginning, God created tho
heavers and tha cirth," "does not thrill
him halt as 'much as the other story,
"I saw a new h'2av?u and a new earth."
The old man's baud trembles as he turns
over Vva apocalyptic leaf, and he has to take
vit his l"Vi llo'i-chi'.-f to wip. his siwctach'S.
Trnt I'J'1'-' of ri'-'vcl.-.t i'.i'i i?s Tro ivftus unw 1
(:' :; t".' J::U',- v. Mfh hr iiii -..i':t
Jr R,T T' 1)9 TAlmig, B. D.,
preaeh..l toM overflotfiiw congregation at
th e Bro jklya A cademy of llusic '
J-MWepreAcftlng ho said that a mistaken
ftftWon wA abroad that the insurance on his
success, or a congratulation: but, come now,
and bring all your dictionaries and all your
i ."'jSountes and all your religions, and 'heln
I ,t t..'' - "fitly i-.- .J v :s .. i.
ready laid out; arid Avediles opened, and triies
planted and mansions built.
ThS thought of thit blessed placo comes
CVer me mightily, and I declare that If this
house were a great ship, and you all were
passengers on board it, and one hand could
launch that ship into the glories of heaven, I
should bo tompted to take the rsponrt
bihty ami hunch you all into glory
with one stroke, holding on to the sid of the
boat UTitil I eollid get in lriysdlf. And ydt
there aro tledp'le here to whom this world is'
brighter thaa heaven. Well, clear souls, I
do not blame you. It is natural. But after
a while you will bo ready to go. It was not
until Job had been worn out with bereave
ments and carbuncles and a pest of a wife
that he wanted to see God. It was not until
the prodigal got tired of living among the
hogs that h wanted to go to his Fathet"
house. It is the ministry f trouoie to hum
this World WOrtU less" add heaven worth
Again, it is the use of trouble to make, us
feel our complete dependence upon, God
King Alphonso said that if he had been pres
ent at the creation he could have made a bet
ter world than this. What a pity he was not
present! I do not know what God will do
when soma men die, Men think they can do
anything until Gdd shows them they do noth
ing At aQ. We lay Our great plans and we
like to execute them. It looks big. God
comes and takes us down. As Prometheus
was assaulted hv Vila anamv nilinn 1 1
struck, bam it opened a great swelling that
had thraatpned his rath DnH ha , ,,
So it is the arrow of trouble that Jets our
sroas swemngs or pride, vv a never feel our
dependetic upoa God until we get trouble. I
was i riding with my little child aldng to-
f.5P she she might drive. J
I handed ovap t.ha
admu-e the glee with which sho drove. But
after a while we met a team and we had to
turnout. The road waa narrow, and it was
aheor down on both sides. She handed tho
rems over to me, and said: "I think you had
,it6f ,ke charS of the horse." So we are
allcmldren; and on this road of life -we like
to drive. It gives one such an appearance of
superiority and power. It looks big. But
after a while we meet some obstacle, and we
have to turn out, and the road is narrow,
and it is sheer down on both sides; and then
we are willing that God should take tho
reins and drive. Ah ! my friends, we get up
set so often because wo do not hand over the
reins soon enough.
Can you not tell when you hear a man
pray, whethef ha has over had any trouble?
I can . The cadence, the phraseology indicate
it. Why do women pray better than men?
Because they have had more trouble. Be
fore a man has had any trouble, his prayers
are poetic, and he begins away up among the
sun, moon and stars, and gives the Lord a
great C.2&1 of astronomical information that
must be highly gratifying. He then joins
on down gradually over beautifully table
lands to "forever and ever, amen." But af
ter a man has had trouble, prayer is with
him a taking hold of the arm of God and cry
ing out for help. I have heard earnest pray
ers on two or three occasions that I remem
ber. Once, on the Cincinnati express train,
going at forty miles the hour, and the
train jumped the track, and we were
near a chasm eighty feet deep; and the
men who, a few minutes before, had been
swearing and blaspheming God, began to
pull and jerk at the bell rope, and got
up on the backs of the seats and cried
out : "O God, save us p' There was another
time, about eight hundred miles out at sea,
on a foundering steamer, after the last
lifeboat had been split finer than kindling
wood. They prayed then. Why is it you
so often hear people, in reciting the last ex
perience of some friend, say: "He made the
most beautiful prayer I ever heard?' What
makes it beautiful? It is the earnestness of
it. Oh, I tell you a man is in earnest when
his stripped and naked soul wades out in the
soundless, shoreless, bottomless ocean of
It is trouble, my friends, that makes us feel
our dependence upon God. We do not know
our own weakness or God's strength until
the last plank breaks. It is contemptible in
us when thare is nothing else to take hold of,
that we catch hold of God only. A man is
unfortunate in business. He has to raise a
great deal of money, and raise it quickly.
He borrows on word and note all he can bor
row. After a while he puts a mortgage on
his house. After a while he puts asacond
mortgage on his house. Then he puts a lien
on his furniture. Then he makes over his
life insurance. Then he assigns all his prop
erty. Then he goes to his father-iu-law and
asks for help!
Well, having failed everywhere, com
pletely failed, he gets down on his knees and
says: ' O Lord, I have tried everybody and
everything, now help me out of this finan
cial trouble." He makes God the last resort
instead of the first resort. There are men
who have paid , ten cents on a dollar who
could have paid a hundred cents on a dollar
f they had gone to God in time. Why, you
do doc know who the Lord is. He is not an
autocrat seated far up in a palace, from
which He emerges once a year, preceded by
heralds swinging swords to clear the way !
No. But a Father willing, at our call, to
stand by us in every crisis and predicament
I tell you what some of you business men
make me think of. A young man goes off
fram home to earn his fortune. He goes
with his mother's consent and benediction.
She has large wealth; but ho wants to make
his own fortune. He goes far away, falls
sick, gets out of money. He sends for the
hotel keeper where he is staying, asking for
lenience, and the answer he gets is: "If you
don't pay up Saturday night you'll be re
moved to the hospital." Tho young man
sends to a comrade in the same building. No
help. He writes to a banker who was a
friend of his deceased father. No relief. He
writes to an old schoolmate, but gets no help.
Saturday night comes and he is removed to
Getting there, he is frenzied with grief; and
he bo.-ro ws a sheet of paper and a postage
stamp, and he sits down, and he writes home,
saying: "Dear mother, lam sick unto death.
Come." It is ten minutes of 10 o'clock when
she gets the letter. At 10 o'clock the train
starts. She is five minutes from the depot.
She gets there in time to have five minutes to
spare. She wonders why a train that can go
t hirty miles an hour cannot go sixty miles an
hour. She rushes into the hospital. Sho say:
"My son, what does all this mean? Why didn't
you send for me? You sent to everybody but
me. Yon knew I could and would help you.
Is this tne reward I get for my kindness to
you a I ways?" She bundles him up, takes him
home, and get him well very soon.
Now, some of you treat God just as that
young man treated his mother. When you
got into a financial perplexity, you call on the
banker, you call on the broker.you call on your
creditor's, you call on your lawyer for legal
counsel; you call upon everybody, and when
you cannot got any help, then yon go to God.
Yon say: "O Lord I come to Thee. Help
me now out of my perplexity." And the
Iiord comes, though it is the eleventh hour.
He savs: "Why did you not send for Me
before"? As one whom his mother comforteth,
so will I comfort you." It is to throw us back
upon rii U comforting God that we have
this ministry of tears.
Again, it is the use of trouble to capacitate
ns fcr the oIice of sympathy. Tho prinsts,
ur.iW th old d.spr;ns.'ition, were sot apart ly
h.ivi,i wnter FiiniiLlod on their hands, ftcc
i' id tii'ad; and by thi Bprinkh.ig of taav.i
y -.J,!..; m-o i!"' S"t aji it: to oiPio of
ti"j""!r1 i V'' "w"? Uf i:1 yi i lf,f : t y ''i'O
Uke to have a great many young peopla
around us, and we laugh when they, laugh,
and we romp whon they romp, and we sing
when they sing; but when we have trouble
we like plenty of old folks around. Why?
They know how to talk. Take an aged
mother, seventy years of age, and she is al
most omnipotent in comfort. Why? She
has bee"n through it all. At 1 o'clock in the
morning he goes over to comfort a young
mother who has just lost her babe.
Grandmother knows all about that troti
ble. Fifty years ago she felt it. At 12
o'clock of that day she goes over to comfort
a widowed soul. She knows all about that.
She has been walking in that dark valley
twenty years. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon
some ons knocks at the door wanting bread .
She knows all about that. Two or three
times in her life she came to her last loaf.
At 10 o'clock that night she goes over to sit
up with some one severely sick. She knows
all about it. She knows all about fevers and
pleurisies and broken bones. She has been
doctoring all her life, spreading plasters, and
pouring out bitter drops, and shaking up hot
pillows, and contriving things to tempt a
poor appetite. Doctors Abernethy and Rush
and Hosack and Harvey were great doctors,
but the greatest doctor the world ever saw is
an old Christian woman. Dear me! Do we
not remember her about the room when we
were sick in our boyhood? Was there any
one who could ever so touch a sore without
And when she lifted her spectacles against
her wrinkled forehead, so she could look
closer at the wound, it was three-fourths
ha!9d. And when the Lord took her homi,
although you may have been men and women
thirty, forty, fifty years of age, you lay on
the coffin lid and sobbed ns though you were
only five or ten years of age. O man, praise
God if you have in your memory the picture
of an honest, sympathetic, kind, self sacrific
ing. Christ-like mother. Oh.it takes these peo
ple who have had trouble to comfort others
m trouble. Where did Paul get the ink with
which to writs his comforting epistle? Where
did David get the ink to write his comforting
Psalms? Where did John get tho ink to
write his comforting Reve'ation They got
it out of their own tears. When a man has
gone through the curriculum, and has taken
a course of dungeons and imprisonments and
shipwrecks, he is qualified for the work of
When I began to preach, my sermons on
the subject of trouble were all poetic and in
semi-blank verso; but God knocked the blank
verse out of me long ago, and I have found
out that I cannot comfort people except as I
myself have been troubled. God make me
the son of consolation to the people. I would
rather be tho means of soothing one per
turbed spirit to-day, than to play a tunc that
would set all the sons of mirth reeling in the
dance. I am a herb doctor. I put into the
caldron the Root out of dry ground without
form or comeliness. Then I put in the
Rose of Sharon and the Lily
of the Valley, Then I put into
the caldron some of the leaves from the Tree
of Life, and the Branch that wae thrown into
the wilderness Marah. Then I pour in the
tears of Bethany and Golgotha; then I stir
t hem up. Then I kindle under the caldron a
fire made of the wood of the cross, and one
drop of that potion will cure the worst sick
ness that ever afflicted a hunan eoul. Mary
and Martha shall receive (heir Lazarus from
the tomb. " The damsel shall rise. And on
the darkness shall break the morning, and
God will wipe all tears from their eyes.
You know on a well spread table the food
becomes more delicate at the last. I have
fed you to-day with the bread of consolatioa.
l ot the table now be cleared, and let us set
on the chalice of Heaven. Let the King's
cup bearers come in. Good morning, Hea
ven ! "Oh," says some critic in the audience,
"the Bible contradict itself. It intimates
again and again that there are to be no tears
in heaven, and if there be no tears in heaven,
how is it possible that God wDl wipe
any away?" I answer, have you never
seen a child crying one moment and laughing
the next; and while sho was laughing, you
saw the tears still on her face! And perhaps
you stopped her in the very midst of her re
sumed glee, and wiped off those delayed
tears. So, I think, after the heavenly rap
tures have come upon us, there may be the
mark of some earthly grief, and while those
tears are elitterinsr in the lieht of the iasDer
sea, God will wipe them away. How well He
can do that.
Jesus had enough trial to make Him
sympathetic with all trial. Tho short
est verse in the Bible tells the story:
"Jesus weot." The scar on the nacJE
of .either hand, the scar on the arch of
either foot, the row of scars along the line of
the hair, will keep all heaven thinking. Oh,
that great weeper is just the one to
silence all earthly trouble, wipe out
all stains of earthly grief, Gentle! Why,
His stop is softer than the step of the
dew. It will not be a tyrant bidding vou to
nusn up your crymg. it will be a iatner
who will take you on His left arm. His face
gleaming into yours, while with the soft tips
of the fingers of the right hand, He shall wipe
away all tears from "your eyes. I have no
ticed when the children get hurt, ana tneir
mother is awav from home, they come to me
for comfort and sympathy; but I have no
ticed that when the children get nurt ana
their mother is at home, they go right past
me and to her; I am of no account.
So, when the soul comes up into heaven out
of the wounds of this life, it will not stop to
look for Paul, or Moses, or David or John.
These did very well once, but now the soul
shall rush past, crving: "Where is Jesus
Where is Jesus?" Dear Lord, what a magni
ficent thing to die if Thou shalt thus wipe
away our tears. Methink it will take us
some time to get used to heaven: the fruits
of God without one speck; the fresh pastures
without one nettle; the orchestra without
one snapped string; the river of gladness
without ono torn bank ; the solf erinos and the
saffron of sunrise and sunset swallowed up in
tho eternal day that beams from God's
Why should I wish to linger !n the wild.
When Thou art waittn;, Father, to receive Thy
If we could get any appreciation of what
God has in reserve for us, it would make us
so homesick we would be unfit for every day
work. Professor Leonard, formerly of Iowa
University, put in my hand a meteoric stone,
a stone thrown from some other world to
this. How suggestive it was to me. And I
have to tell you the best representations w
have of heaven are only aerolites flung oil"
from that world which rolls on. bearing the
multitudes of the redeemed. We analyze
these aerolites, and find them crystalizations
of tears. No wonder, flung off from heaven.
"Gh1 shall wipe away all tears from their
Have you any appreciation of the good and
glorious times your friends are having in
heaven? How different it is when they get
news there of a Christian's death from what
it is here. It is the difference between em
barkation and coming Into port. Everything
depends upon which side of the liver you
stand when you hear of a Christian's death.
If you stand on this bide of the river you
mourn that they go. If you stand on the
other side of the river you rejoice that they
come. Jh, the difference betweon a funeral
on earth and a jubilee in heaven between
requiem here and triumphial march there
parting here and reunion there. Togetherl
Have you thought of it? They are together.
"Not one of your departed friends in one land
and another in another land; but together,
in fiiltVrent rooms of the f:im house tho
housrt of many manon.;. ToL'ftlii-r!
I irvcr aiv -.rev", ito l tat tini "i,t so ni'i:h
fiHi'f M r.-ay v h-.r l-t '-.r
my sister Sarab. Standing there in the vil
lage cemetery, I looked around and said:
"There is father, there is mother, there is
grandfather, there is grandmother, there are
whole circles of kindred;" and I thought to
myself : "Together in the grave together in
glory." I am so impressed with the thought
that I do not think it is any fanaticism when
some one is going from this world to the
next if you make them the bearer of dis
patches to your friends who are gone, say
ing: "Give my love to my parents, give my
love to my children, give my love to my old
comrades who are in glory, and tell them I
am trying to fight the good fight of faith,
and I will join them after awhile."
I believe the message will be delivered ; and
I believe it will increase the glaflness of those
who are before the throne. Together are
they, all their tears gone. No trouble getting
good society for them. All Kings, Queens,
Princes, and Princesses. In 1751 there was a
bill offered in - the English parliament pro
posing to change the almanac so that the 1st
of March should come immediately after the
18th of February. But, oh, what a glorious
change in the calendar when all the years of
your earthly existence are swallowed up in
tb$ eternal year of God 1 .
My friends, take this good cheer home
with you, These tears of bereavement that
course your cheek, and of persecution, and
of trial, are not always to be there. The
motherly hand of God will wipe them all
away. What is the use, on the way to such
a consummation what is the use of fretting
about anything? Oh, what an exhilaration
it ought to be in Christian worki
See you the pinnacles against the
sky? It is the city of our God,
and we are approaching it. Oh,
let us be busy in the few days that shall re
main for us. The Saxons and the Britons
went out to battle. The Saxons were all
armed. The Britons had no weapons at all;
and yet history tells us the Britons got the
victory. . Why? They went into battle
shouting three times, "Hallelujah !" and at
thelthird shout of "Hallelujah," their ene
mies fled panic struck; and so the Bfitons got
the victory. . -
And, my friends, if we could only appre
ciate the glories that are to come, we would
be so filled with enthusiasm that no power of
earth or hell could stand before ua; and al
our first shout the opposing forces would be
gin to tremble, and at our second shout they
would begin to tall back, and at our third
shout they would be routed forever. There
is no power on earth or in hell that could
stand before three such volleys of halle
iujah. I put this balsam on the wounds of your
heart. Rejoice at the thought of what your
departed friends have got rid of, and that
you have a prospect of so soon making your
own escape. Bear cheerfully the ministry of
tears, and exult at the thought that soon it is
to be ended.
There we shall march up the heavenly street
And ground our arms at Jesus's feet
BATTLE AT A BARN-RAISING.
Two Men Killed and Several Wounded
in a Fisjht in Iowa.
A feud or 20 years standing was settled
near New Hampton, the county-seat of
Chickasaw county, Iowa, by a gen3ral bit
tie, in which two men were killed and several
others wounded. Thomas Doud, bis tw3 sous,
Peter McKanna and a number of others f ar
ia r hid asi3mbied at the farm of Albert
S.nitJi to assist him in a barn-raising.
A fend has existed between the Di u i and Mo
Kenna familio-t, whooccupy adjoining farnn,
for 2 J years. Ait the neighbor hoc t his taken
sides oua WAf or the other, and ttie men who
met were arme 1 to the teeth and prepare I for
any emergency which might arise, Tbey
worked together quietly until 3 o'clock in th
altTnoon when a dispute arose.
Hot words pasi, when, without a mo
ment's warning, Thomas Doud drew hU re
volver and fired at Mo-Ksnna, who wasstand
ing 10 feet away,' McKnna was bit i.i the
forehead and the top oi hi bead blown off.
As he fell a mau nmi Mulvihiil, a friend
of McK-uina, sbotDou i through thj lungs.
Tueti the battle became general How many
other shots were fired cannot be learned. A
poise of officers war saat out from New
Hitnptoo, and Doui'j two Bins and Mu.vi
liill were brought into the town and locked
The feud was tha result of a dispute over
the ownership of a 40 acre tract of land
iyinx between tin farms of Djutand Mc
Kenna. Doud o aimed the land belonged to
him and suits wero brought to evict him.
After a long resistancs th suit vas success
ful. FATAL ERROR OF TRAIN MEN.
A Collision on t he Norfolk and West
ern Tho Killed and Injured.
On the Norfolk and Western Railroad pas
senger train-No, 2, going east, collided with
a freight train one mile east of Bufordvilie,
Va., completely wrecking the engine and five
cars of the freight train and badly breaking
up the passenger engine, mail and express
The killed are Lee Jones, fireman freight
Joseph Gwinn, brakeman on freight.
Sonny McDamels, a tramp of Lynchburg,
whowas beating his way home
The wounded are L. Wickesor, conductor
on freight, leg crushed, and amputated by
Jacob R, iSower, fireman, leg broken.
William Steffey, engineer, severely injured
A. 8- Francis, postal clerk, badly bruised
and cut. 7
A colored man discovered th trains ap
proaching each other, and signiled them to
stop. The passenger bad nearly stopped when
the crash came, but the freight was making
thirty miles an hour. Thousands of dollars
worth of goods were scattered around. . The
wreck was caused by the freight mm read
ing their orders wrong. No passeniiers were
hurt on account of the train having nearly
stopped before the crash.
TERRIFIED BY ELECTRICITY.
A Barnlnc Wire Cantes a Panic on a
Street in Cincinnati.
A frightful exhibition of the pawer of the
electric current of the street railway circuis
was given at Cincinnati, Ohio, along the line
of the Mount Auburn street railroad. The
guard wire, which hangs above the conduct
ing wire to protect other wires from coming
In contact with the electric current, broke,
and as it formed a circuit when resting on th
charged wire, with ono end on the street, the
current pass I through it. The result wns
terrifying. The wire becamJ white with
bent, and sparkled and flamed with the blue
end white flimcs of an overcharged condtio
tor. Confusion reigned ttn th t etreet. The
burning wire was consumed and fell in
pioewt Men ran and womoushrU'ked, Horses
were frightened and rus!il away from the
t!r-.'lf i.l iiht, Wacou and street c-r col
lided, b'it, fortunately, the faiauj wira vo
tjuchii.l any mivi L-.'iu-:, aui uo
r .! -i i-.:;o-.5,f(i, . .
MEN WEARY. OF LIFE.
A Suicidal Wavo Sweeps Over
The List Includes a Prominent Rail
road Man, a Diamond Broker, a
New England BI ill Man and
a Former millionaire.
Oliver Girrison, one of the oldest and most
prominent of St. Louis citizens, committed
t-uicide ia Forest Park by shooting himself
through the buad. For Botne time past he
had been suffering from kidney trouble, and
during the past four years has not attempted
to attend to any business. Despondency at
bis incurable ailment is undoubtedly the
cau-ie ol' his self-destruction. Deceased was
born at Garrison Lauding on the1 Hudson
River, New York, in 1S10. Ha came to St...
Louts in 1835 and engaged in the steamboat
bus. nes. He and his brother D. R. Garri
son iiiilt tho firit sufciuiooat to ply between
St. Louis and NewOrl-au In 18 W be went
West with the great crowds, aud met his
brother Comtnodoi eGarrwon in San Fran
cisco. ' Thoy enteral into the uteauitdiip
building, and returned in to St. Louik,
He bad amisjed considerable wealth, and in
185? was elected president of the Mechanic'
Buk, in which position he. served tweuty
two years. .Wtoile president of the bank and
receiver of Missouri Pacific Road, he was
made vice-president of the ro id and took it
out of the bauds of the receiver. He wait still
victj-president when the road was cold tu Jay
Chicago, III. Charles Clark, better
known a "O.d Oh idle," once a millionaire
in New York and la triy a bartender in this
city, commute i suicide. ; CUrn was born in
New York State He was married to a lady
of refinement in Brooklyn, and had bue
daughter. After the death of his wife he
came West and settled in Chicago. Here hi
lost all his money in speculation and iu otht-r
Norfolk, Va. Joseph Dunn, deputy
clerk o tne Hustings Court of Portsmouth,
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the head with a pistol. He was
about thirty years of age. Liquor is assigned
as the cause. '
Claremont, N. II, Caleb Dinamore, aged
seventy-ft ve, committed suicide by placing
the muzzie of the gun to one of bis eyes and
firing the gun wittt a caue. He left a notj
sayiug that he must soon die f rom cancer,
and preferred not to suffer. H bad made
arrangements for his funeral, even to laying
out a suit of clothes iu which he wanted to
La wrknce, Mass - Jas. Watts, aged sixty
six, ooe of. LawreuudV best koowu cftiaju.s,
superintendent of mule spinning at the Atlan
tic Mills for many year, attempted suicide
by suooting himself three time-sin the head
with a 23 caliber revolver. He will probably
die. He had just returned from a European
trip, taken for his health, which, however, ,
bad. not been much improved, and he has
New York. Henry Hovwitz, a diamond
broker, forty-one year old, committed suicide
by shooting himself in the right templw with
a pistol small of caliber while in hit office.
SHOT AT HIMSELF IN A GLASS
A Chleaso Burglar Who was Badly
Scared by His Owu Reflection.
A burglar secured an en trance to the resi
dence of Geo. M. High, at Chicago, and see
ing his image in a large plate-glass mirror be
came so badly rattled that he-drew bis re
volver. The nun in the mirror did likewis)
and in a moment the pair were blazing away
at each other with a precision that was hard
on the mirror. Mr. High and his family
were at dinner on the flor below, and when
the shooting was heard t gather with the
noise of tireuking glass there was a su iuen
loss of appetite on the part of everyone at
Mr. High grabbed a poker and headed a
possession up the stairway, and when the
large rear bed-room on the second floor was
reacbei nothing was found but the broken
mirror and an open window. . By this time
the wholt) fashionable neighborhood waa in
an nprour. Private telephones were s :t at
work, and the patroi-wagoa with a load of
officers was summoned.
Toe arrival of the police add?d to th ex
citement, and there were ru-nors thit a
double murder bad been onimitted. An In
vestigation showed that SQm ioiim bad placed
a ladder against the rear wall of -ir. High's
house and had forced the wiudo-v and en
tered. The room door was open aud the light
from the hall fell upon the mirror in such
a way as to give the impression thar. some
one was approaching through the door.
WRECKED AT RAH WAY.
A Pennsylvania Freight Train Crashes
.Through a Kesidcnce.
A fast freight on the Pennsylvania Rail
road jumped the track at Main street, Rail
way, N. J.
Several persons who were waiting for the
train to pass were injured by flying debris,
three of them fatally.
Oue car ran down Main street Into the res
idence of John Weldon, tearing its way and
stopping when it reached the parlor.. Mr.
Weidon's family narrowly escaped. Fifteen
loaded cars were wrecked.
The tracks and roadbed ware torn up, and
the accident delayed travel twelve hour. Thj
accident occurred about 100 feet from the
sen of the derailing of the pasjonger tr.in
two weeks ago. - -"
B at.ttmorb Flour City Mills, extra ,9 . 50
4.75. Wheats Southern Fultz. ,u4!i641':
Com Southern White, 40s 4.1 eta, Yellow
Klrt4l.'et.tats-lrkiuthern and Pennsylvania
2ta$ cU. : live Maryland & Pennsylvania
jOaASets. ; Hay-Miyyland and Pennsylvania
13 5 aU (W;Straw-Whet,ti.0Oa7.ijiJ;Butter,
Eastern Creamery, IVa&tc., near-by receipts
Ual7cta; Cheese Eastern Fancy Cream. 11
13 eta,, Wewtern, eta; ISzga $1
I'&i Tobacco Leaf Inferior, la$2.0i), Good
Common, 00a4 lK Midtling,.57.W Good
to flne rei,8i44i; Fancy, lOafia. ' .
Nkw York Flour Southern-Common to
a85; Rye Stat. 5lJa5-"tf; Corn Southern
Yellow,88a:WJf. Oats-White, State
rts. ; Butter-State. I5a24 eta. : Cheese-Siate,
8jal0 eta.; Eggs 21a'-W cts.
Philaouxfria Flour Pennsylvania
fancy, 4.iWa4,75: Wheat Pennsylvania and
Houthern Red, 83ahKltf ; Rve Pennsylvania
K'WtKetw f!om .Sontheirn Yellow. 40a40U'cta.
0t--Vi27 cts. t Butter State, .'' cts.;
Cheoso N. Y. Factory, tM eta. Kggs
yuite, Zl'& cu. .
IUi.timori IW. 4 00a4 I; 8heep$3 00
a5 00. Hoes 2'n4 4a
fsew YoUK-fwf f-l Mu5 60 ; Sheep-! i 00
A.R f.0; H :s t.-5 .". 10.
r.ARf LlP'-nrT l"f tM'lr.1 l;!iVV-
A conry'riy htis bin organized In London
to, build . tower 1,250 feet high.
Falcarragh, county i Donegal, lrolan1,
eighty tenants are thre-iteried with eviction.
Meiesonier, the artist, has received n!
grand cross of the Lsgion of Honor of Frnmw.
The Brussels board of traie ha resolved
to hold a Belgiau exhibition in London in
Trftutwellr, a Swiss engineer, propowa
to construct a tublar tunnel to tin summit
of the Jungf ran mountain.
The miners of Bormage, Mons and Pts,
in Belgium, will strike if a twenty pwr eemv
increase of wages is not given th;n.
Zola, the author, is a candidate for Ih
seat in the -French Academy, mide vacant
by the death of Augier, the dramatist.
The Russian government having conceded
roost of the d 'inunils of tha Vatican seven
bishops will soon be apfointed for that
The Latin Moneytary Convention him been
renewed for six years, subject to the appro
val of the parliaments of the oountrk' con
cerned. The German Reichstag was opened by the
rending of Emperor William's speech by llerr
Boetticher, v.ce-presi lent of the Prussian
Jesuit missionaries have been , expelled
from Uujamj 'in bo, so tho Z inzibar agent of
the Lon ion Mission reports, and their houses
Ca plain Wissmann telegraphs that bo
bas reliable news that Emm Pasha and
Henry M. Stanley expected to arrive at
Mpwapwa about tu-3 end of November.
Princes Sophie of Prussiii and the Duke of
Sparta, Crown Prince of Greece, were mar
ried in the cathedral in Athens in accord
ance with the Lutheran rite.
A report is current in Kt. Petersburg that
Prince Bismarck bas inspired Kaltioty, th
Austrian premier, to dissuade Prince Ferdi
nand from returning to Bulgaria, . .
The funeral of King" Luis of Fortual
took place in Lisbon, and was attended by
representatives of foreign- governments.
The body was placed ia a tomb in the I'an
theon. Three of the man who were injured aboard
the Cutis rd steamer Cepbilonia by the ex
plosion of a boiler, after the vewsels depart
ure from Liverpool for Boston died, and
another man who wus huifc. is not expected
KJaiber, the man who attempted to kill
Prince William of Wurtemburg wbili the
I itter was oa his way to church, is a memh v
of an anarchist society, in which lots wero
irawn to decide who should kill tho Prince.
The choice fell on Klaiher.
Captain Wissmann, German imperial com
missionor for Esk Africa, bas h id an en
gagement with a forca of native. under com
mand of Chief Boshirl and. defeated them.
Three hundred of Busbiri's men were killed
or wounded. The German force lost only
even men. '
Prince Bismarck is creditel with a desire
to construct a second defenceline behind the
triple alliance, consisting of England and
Turkey, not committed by treaty to the
special purpose of, the Central European
alliaoc, but linked by kindrod interests.
He is maneuvering to commit Lord Salts
bury.to a new treaty with Turkey relating
to the permanent occupation of E;ypt.
Mr. Gladstone, in an address at Chester,
England, on the condition of the working
classes, urged English workmen fc? study
the history of the American revolution. lie
said the system of government in America
combined that love of freedom, respect lor
law and desire for order which formed tho
surest elements of national excellence aud
WORK AND WORKERS. .
The request of the destitute people of Nor
ton county, Kan., for free coal (owned by the
State and mined by convicts) was refused. ..
In the United States District Court for he
Western District of Texas judgment of "f 1,(X0
have been recovered against the Rio Grands
Railway Company aud VV. .1 Uiddem on tb
chtrge of importing aliens from Mexico
under contract to labor iu the San Touiiu
soal mines. .
The trade of Canada with the United States
to greater in amount than her 'commerce
with Great Britiin. During lisSS i.be sold to
ns merch iodise to the amouut of tl J,57:J,'b5
sud to Great Britian to the amount of 3i-V
&U4,934. Her imports from this country were
to tbe amount of 4S,481,4S, or f oOo.UjsJ
greater than from Great Britain.
The lone strike of Scott's coal miners, at
Spring Valley, ill., is still unsettled, and it
looks as toougu the strikers, who have rejected
the offer of as. iht advance, would be out all
winter. Tbey are yet receiving a:d from lt
bor organizations! The strike of the coal
miners at Brazil, lad., is now in its sixtu
month, San Francisco moulders have struck,
in one shop against a non-union foreman.
The foreman's son is one of the strikers. Ail
the other simps haventuon bossja. There are
apprehens.ona of a strike of the operative
bakers of "uondon, ti.at the liondou postmen
have ior mod a secred union to s,'cur an ad
vance in wages, that th multitude of woiuou
workers ia the East E:id of London are o -
gauizing to improve tneir condition, that a
victory bas been secured by tbe striking gas
stoker ot Bristol, and tbatilu Londor i nun-
way companies are rKiuciti the daily work
ing hours oi their employes to twelve. New
j . , ,1 . . . .iili i .
ivri ui?i ricniiitjii una iues fituv tor uu i
non-union uiun. New York (uruiture work
ers won a strike to have a boss discharged.
Brookside (Ale.) miners struck for & cents
per ton,; Brooklyn framers were hoed
tor taking strikers' jobs. Flint (Mich.) cigar
makers struck against doing $15 woik ior
$1& Bellairesteei workers lot-in strike against
three non-uaion nv.'n. - The striKts egaiutst a
reduction of wages in the Edison tulcctrio
Lamps Works, near Newark, N. J., laaiod
only a few hours, aud tho strikers won.
TOO COLOSSAL IN C03T.
Tho Wonderful Towirr a Minnesota
Man Has IV. -signed.
UGeorgo W. Cooley, formerly city ensiceer
ef Minneapolis, Minn., has designed a struc
ture which. ho proposes shall b? erected osi
the ground of the Worlds Fair. The colos
sal proportions of the structure would nuike
th Eiffel tower turn green with envy. The
design contemplates a pyramid of tfrjuiite.
eaca iue of whoso bfisi is to bo 1,,'JJ. f- t
long, and whoso summit will bo lo firs
rquare and 100 J feet above the ground. As
the extreme top will tn placed u piwldf'ss (
liberty 'JuOfeet high, nviktnK the toi.nl Ix'UltG
1,2ik feL At cn corner is to ! a t"-r
luo feel hisrh, surmoiintoij by sllu" or
Columbus, Wnshincton, the I'residsv.t, :
some other prominent man in the i-.ailo
Mr. fool-y believes the scbemo cin '
carri.'d through, i.t two yvir, i" i v-
b;.S l 1,:H i fit,-n lf--l C-!i!t z i !
Nation.! AMxiattoa of KnfimmgnM,
t 1 i S j ' ' C, I ' r T 1