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INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1S85.
whole xo. 10 110
rOR 8-lTCBIAY-5HshtIy rmir and
fair rather; southeast winds, becoming
Splendid baroaina in Chil
dren's Knee Pants, extra and
Children'o Short Pant Suits,
fi3 BJI i i
LEPROSY OF THE JEWS.
A Wild, Itnrnlne Itch, that Strike With a
Thousand Electric Itching Needles.
Er.no: Ai.toona, Pa., Call, I wish to Fay
omithing lu praise of that valuable medicine,
Cuticura. which I paw advertised in your paper.
1 tave had the old leprosy, ol which you rend in
the i:ib!e, where the Jews first cot It among then,
and did uot know how to care iL It has many
other EcsLsh names, I have had it oa my body
for over 6ixty years. No doctor could tell me
hat it wan, and probably 1 never would have
koon had I not seen the advertisemeat in your
valuable paper, rirst it fa a scaiy ailectlon of the
Min; next it locks like barnacles on a vessel's
bottom, or an old los that has laid in the water
for a long time, and just the tame la my feet,
knees and ellows, and by taking a mlcrosco&o
and looking at me it loots worse. In other words,
wc will call It ichthyosis, or lish-ekin ; then comeg
on what I call the wild burning itch, that will
Mrike you with a thousand electric itchy needles.
You can net tt. il
WHEBE TO SCBA.TC1I FIRST.
You tfcen have to run out into the open air to get
relieved. Wby, it im dreadful, and Having no
many eminent doctors ana none inowiDg what
to do for you: but I haTe found the lost treasure
at last. It did net take two spoonfuls of the Ca
ticura Resolved before it took, that burning itch
by the throat and bid them to bold oil, and it is
off. My tlesh ia becoming rafter, my hair labe
coining soft and sllty. and I .uen rot to uslns? ex
ternal applications Cutiou: a Soap nnd anoint
the parta with Cuticura, It the thousmds knew
the Koodnes of this medicine as I do, they would
not be twenty-four hours without it. It is not
nly adapted to my ceso but to all others, and if
anyone disbelieves this let him stop next door to
the Locan House here, take my microscope and
aee for himself. Joseph V. Kiley.
Hoilidaysbur;;, Pa , Nov. 12, IhSJ.
And cumin? tkln diseases instantly relieved by
a warm bsth with Cuticura Soap and a single ap
plication of Cutirura, the preat aiin cure. This
repeated daily, wita two or thret doses of Cuti
cura Iiefolvent, the new blood puritier, to keep
the blood cool, the perspiration pure and unirri
tating. the bowejx open, the liver and Kidneys
active, will fpec'Üly cure Eczema, Tetter, Rin?
worm, fsoriasls. Lichen, Pruritus, Scall Head,
IiasdruC, a . ..'tj Fpeciea of Itchins, Scaly,
ad dimply Humors of the 8caip and Ssin, when
the bcst physicians and all kuown remedies fail.
Bold everywhere." Cutktra. 50 cents. Soap, 25
cents. RE.soLvr.vT, tl. Pgtteb Drug and Chemic
al Co., Boston, Mass.
Totter Pros and Chemical Co., ltocton.
Hallet & Dans IHlWö
Aro the Acknowledged
OP THE WOULD.
Hero or thorn aro being sold in
this city than any other first-class
In All Styles at
Thw, Pfaiin & Co.
S! S2d 31 forth PemilTasia St.
o tit? at h i nnm
Children's Knee Pants, worth
75 cents, for 3 cents.
Children's Knee Pants, worth
!.Q0, for 58 cents.
Children's Knee Pants, worth
$1.25, for 73 cents.
Knee Pants, worth $1.50, $2
and $2.50, now $1, $1.35
Only a ie-v lert of those Men's
(ui;ill f-ize) Odd Coats at 1, and
l'g bargairiB in Odd Coata at $2.50
and $5 co.
Heavy Influences at Work to Secure an
Extra Session A Snpera
bundance of Room.
Colcnel Dudley's Prostitution of
the Pension Bureau for Partisan
Purposes Other News.
EXTRA SESSION PRORARLE.
It is Thought nn Kxtra Session Is Sore.
Special to the Sentinel.
Washington, Feb. 13. There bu been a
good deal of talk to-day about an extra Bes
tien of Congress. An impression gets a foot
bold every time an appropriation bill gets a
backset in any way or there is filibustering,
that an extra session is inevitable. A gen
tleman who is excellent authority npon
legislative matters approached your cor
respondent to day and said:
' There will be an extra session of Con
gress as sure as you are a foot high. 1 have
teen here a good many years dabbling in
legislation. I seldom get left. It is a mar-
ter of business with me. I have Interviewed
all cf the men who are on the inside of the
House affairs, aud I tell yon there will be an
"Why," laid I, "Mr. Randall, who con
trols the appropriations, said a few minutes
ago that he would have every appropriation
bill through both houses inside of two
"Let me give yon a pointer," Baid my wise
friend: "Mr. Randall wants an extra session
"Eut he would ruin himself with the in
coming President if he necessitated an extra
"It doesn't make any difference what the
new President wants; Mr. Randall knows
he himself desires an extra session."
Later I saw Mr. Randall again, and inti
mated that it had been said that he didn't
care if there wo3 an extra session.
"There will be no extra; that's all there is
about it," said Mr. Randall, firmly.
Apparently there has been very little done
towards the completion of appropriations
dnring the past ten days, and one thing is
very sure: If the work progresses bnt twice
as rapidly henceforth as it has in the past,
an extra session is inevitable. The work
must move forward ten times as fast.
There ii a' heavy outside pressure being
brought to bear for an extra session. The
people working for the Bankruptcy, Mexican
War Pension, and Schooi and other bills,
and the lobby that is boomiag the Nlcara
guan and Mexican treaties want an extra
session. The citizens here are laboring
for it. The men who are candidates for of
fice in the next House' and quits an element
of the members elected for the first time de
sire an extra Eession. With these influences
operating and the work being so far behind
an extra cession of Congress will be a ditli
cult thing to avert.
Letters Addressed to Cleveland at Wash
ington. 8peclal to the Sentinel.
Washington, Feb. 13. A few days ago a
letter arrived at the city Postoffice here ad
dressed to "Hon. Grover Cleveland. Wash
ington, D. C." Then another come ad
dressed to "3. Cleveland." The clerks hav
ing charge of the distribution glanced
over the Oity and Congressional Direc
tories, and failing to find the name, sent
both letters to the Postothce of the House of
Representatives. They rested there, and
were sent back to the city rostoffice.
Promptly they went to the Senate Post
office. Shortly they reappeared at the city
The letters were picked up and the ('
rections examined again. No Grover or''.
Cleveland was recorded. In tb.3 oilice is i
expert whe runs down addresses somewhat
after the manner people are located,
or addresses are completed, at tha
Dead lettter Office. He has all the maps and
directories to be found, and can trace almost
any addrees in the United States or Canad i
Thtse letters were turned over to him. N
sooner did his eagls eye catch the aidre--than
he dissected it.
"Why," he exclaimed, "this is for tl
President elect. Grover Cleveland's msii n
forwarded to New York.''
The letters were forwarded, and the clerks
through whose hands they had passed ar?
the butt of all jeers. Since then a good deal
of mail has been received for Mr. Cleveland.
It Is generally addressed in awkward hand
writing, and consists of letters, It is (be
lieved, from applicants for oöice and crank.
Dndtej'a Methods Exposed.
Special to the Sentinel.
Washington, Feb. 13. There was a
good deal of surprise expressed by the
House Committee on Pensions, Bounty and
Back Pay to day, at the character of the
testimony developed la tha examination of
Chief Comstock, of the Pension Bareau.
Comstock acknowledged that Major Grubby
in his campaign against Colonel Matson for
Congress last fall, was given complete C3n
trol over the pension cases. He sent to the
oflice, and that Dudley issued orders to make
special all claims sent in by Grnbbs. Corn
stock said it was known generally in the
oll'.ce that Grnbbs was to be offerded every
facility in his campaign, and the order of
lndley wa3 unusual and remarkable. Tais
places a charge that the machinery of the
Pension Otüce was uei for partisan pur
poses in Ohio and Indiana on a solid his.
Chairman Warner says this order cf Dud
ley's was remarkable and mean, especially
since it was issued in the interest of the
opposition to Matson, who has been so fair
in his dealings with the Pension Office and
with the ex Commissioner personally.
The Inaugural Committee's Announce
ment. Special to the Sentinel.
Washington, Feb. 13. The Inaugural
Committee requests the announcement to
be made that persons may secure accommo
dations here during the week of March
4 by making application to them, and
that they have a superabundance of
room and boarding facilities. It appears
that a great proportion of hotel and board-ing-honse
room and facilities have been
placed in the handa of the committee for dis
position. Application for rooms or board may be
made through the committee, and the as
surances given by the committee may be re
lied npon. It is expected, however, that
single parties or couples will net apply to
the committee, a3 they deal in acommoda
tlcne by the wholesale and supply clubs or
partif s cf several persons.
OH to Albany Petition Presented.
clal to the Sentinel.
Washington, Feb. 15. Senator Yoorhees
and Congressman Cobb left here, at 11
o'clock to day, lor Albany, N. Y. They
took with thorn a bundle of recommenda
tions addressed to Cleveland in behalf of
ex-Senator McDonald for a Cabinet position.
They will r.'ge that McDonald be made Sec
retary of n a Tri asury.
Mr. Stocksher presented t3 the House to
day petitions for the passage of the Mexi
can Pension bill with the Senate amend
ments, es follows: James L. Miller and 41
other citizens of Galena, Floyd County;
John Jackson and 102 other Utizens of New
Albany; William J. Hardy and 53 other
citizens of Lexington, Scott County, and of
James H. Duffin and 200 other citizens of
West Fork, Crawford County. They were
all referred to the Committee on Tensions.
Civil Service Examinations The Indian
Appropriation Ulli, Et-.
Washington, Feb. 13. Civil service ex
aminations will be held in the Southwest
and South during March as follows: At
Nashville, Thursday, 12; Memphis, Saturday,
11; Little Rock, Tuesday, 17; Jackson, Misj.,
Friday, 20; New Orleans, Monday, 3. These
examinations will be for departmental ser
vice in Washington. The Commissioa has
an inadequate number of names on ita eli
gible register fer the States of Arkansas.
Mississippi and Louisiana, and persons from
those Bt&tes who pass examinations will,
therefore, have a better prospect of an earU
appointment than those from other States,
having a larger number on the register.
The President has, by executive ortfer,
opened to public settlement attr May 15,
1S5, fell the lands within the Niobrara, or
Eantee Sioux, Indian reservation, in Ne
biata, remaining unallotted to and un
seeded by the Indians, except such a3 are
cccupien for agency, ichool and missionary
The Treasury Department has notified the
Collectors of Customs at ports on tiie ncith
frontier that, as the service? of a Depaiy
Collector of Customs at Fremont, O , has
been discontinued, vessels with rargoes
whi h are destined to Fremont will have to
enter and clear at Sandusky.
The House Committee on Invalid Pensions
will report favorably the bill providing for
an increase of pension to the widow of Gen
eral George H. Thomas to 2,000 a year.
The Indian Appropriation bill as reported
to the Senate, increases the House bill to
?152,000. The committee has struck out all
the provisions for the payment of private
claims growing out of Indian depredations,
bnt has substituted a general provision re
quiring the Secretary of the Interior to re
port at the next session all claims of thii
nature, together with such information r
gerding them as may hare
iieen gathered by the agani
of the Department. The bill coata:.r-
a new provision, as follows: "To snppi..
feed and other necessities of life in cass o
distrsgs anioog Indians not having matv
funds, arising from emergencies not foreseet
cr otherwise provided fur, to ba used at th
discretion of the President: $2.3 00)." Th
provision for the Indian school st Sinta F.
is rtricien out and a new provision i3 in
fertf d for the establishment of a school in Col
orado for the Utes, and .f 10.000 13 apprnpr'
attd for the construction of an Indian schon
at Albuquerqne, N. Mer. The f?a'nre of thv
House bill, prohibiting under heavy penal
tifs the ssie of firearms to the Indians; that
of amending the statutes and the resolution
apainst selling spirituous liquors to the In
dians; that antnorizing the President to
open negotiations with the Creeks. Seminoms
and Cherckees for the purpose of opening ti
settlement the Oklahoma country, end that
which subjects Indians charged with the
commission of crimes against person or
property to the laws of the Territory where
the act is alleged to have been commitUd
are struck out.
Ihe Acting Postmaster General trans
mitttd to Congress a letter to himself from
tte Attorney General setting forth the desira
bility of securing the postal records of tht
conftderacy for use in the settlement of
claims presented by parties who carried th
nilinthe South in antwar times, and
hose accounts had not been adjusted at the
outbreak of hostilities.
The Secretary of the Interior disbarred
from practice as attorney John McLean, of
The World's Exposition.
New Orleans, Feb. 13. In the Govern-
j ment building a meeting of Iowa citizens
attending the exposition was held. The
meeting was called to order by George Sneer,
of Des Moines. Major J. H. Marshall, of
Council BluCs, was called to the chair and
E, H. Calkins was made Secretary of the
meeting. They passed the following reso
lution: ResolTed. That we do express our admiration
of the magnificent display now on exhibition,
not only of curious but alio of useful and fine
stowing of the crand resources of our'coarnoa
country and the world at larje. and we earnestly
commend it to the patrorue o( tae people ot our
own State, the United u:e. and the world at
El Malidi's Proclamation Annonnces the
Killing of (lordon Wounded
. Recovering? Rapidly.
Small Parties of Arcb3 Renew the
Attacks on Suakim Procau
tlpEs Takon Against
AFFAIRS IX THE SOUDAN.
The Situation Around Su:tkim A Spj's
SuAKi'i, Feb. 13. Small parties of hostile
Arabs have reappeared to menace tha gar
rison. A spy returned from Hesheim, the
place where the rejonnoitering party of
Huts&rs and Egyptians wa3 attacked on the
3d inst. The Hussars got S3 far as Hand
oub without opposition, but having on their
way out burned a native village without
reason, they were attacked on their return
to Heshcun, which is about three miles from
Handonb. Tho attacking party lay in am
bush, ani the Arab fire was so terrible that
the Hussars could not face it, and saved
themselves from annihilation by returning
at full gallop in a circle to Suakim, eight
Hussars and three Egyptians being
shot. Colonel Freemanie commanding
at Suakim, in reporting the incident, stated
that the oüicer in command cf the Husss.-a
had exceeded his authority in ordering the
burning oi an Arab village. Spies were at
once sent out to ascertain the fate cf the
missing troopers. The spy who returned
cot Id If an: nothing, but he found in lh
desert, near the scene of the fight, several
articles of clothing which evidently be
longed to the missing men. T.h3 spy fetched
these articles to Suakim. All were pierced,
as if by shears. The spy reported that he
found the enemy encamped at Hesneim.
The Conservatives Will Not Need the A
ietant e of the Colonic.
Ioni'On, Feb. 13. The Conservative papers
charge the Government with suppressing
General Gordon's diary and letters, in which
Gordon ttated he had Eent Colonel Stewart
away from Khartoum, in order to save his
(Etewart's) life, intending himself to meet
death at Khartoum, as he knew no help
could ref.ch there in time to rescue him.
When Parliament ensembles, the production
of the dispatches of the Government in re
gard to the Soudan campaign will be de
manded. HfcrtiDgton, Secretary of Suite for War,
advifes th.a accentanca of the offers from
Canada and New South Wales to send troops
to the Sen dan, but the War Oilice author
ities oppose the proposition. The question
will be rtterred to the Cabinet for decision.
Owing to the oppoaitiovi to the Duke of
Camöridg. , th3 Commander in Chief, and
oher cüioers. It ia probable the ministers
will decide to inform Canada and New S mth
Wales that their assistance will not he
The Malidi's froclnniation,
London, Feb. 13. An oäicial Arabian
document found upon the person of a
native afier the battle of Dalka Pass sets
orth tbs? El Mahdi stormed Khartoum
January 20, and after only a garter of au
hour's fighting captured the city and killed
the traitor Gordon . The proclamation also
states that Gordon's steamers were captured,
and concludes with the orthodox "Praijes
to Allah "
A party of Hussars, who went from Su
akim to Handonb, wantonly burning a vil
Dg on the way, wai attacked hv Arabj
while returnlnc, and driven into Siakim,
with a loss of eight Hussars and three Egyp
tians. Gordon' Diary.
London, Feb 1 ; General Wolseley tele
graphs that twenty nine of the wounded at
Gafcdul Wells have recovered. General
Stewart, Lord Wolseley says, is doing well,
although his recovery is slow.
Th diary kept by General Gordon in
Khartoum, with entries up to December H
184, is reported to be at present in the pos
session of the Government.
Colcnel McXeail, equery to the ien, has
been appointed to cemmand the Second
Brigade of the Suakim expedition,
ENERAL FOltElUS NEWS.
General ürter DL.lfle J-xpect to Keicli
I'Ht gsou Soon
Paris, Feb. 13 General Briere DeLisle
telegraphs to-day: 4,We shall probably
nach Langson to-mcrrow." In describing
the progrefs of the French treops the dis
patch says the enemy abandoned their forti
fied works in Georges upon our approach.
On Tuesday we arrived at the dividing
ridge and descended into the valley. Her
we met the Chinese in strong force, and were
compelled to fight our way over the rockv
heights ULtil nightfall.
Lodon, Feb. 1:; The police have b?ea
authorized to watch, search and if necessary
arrest persons visiting the new Law Conns
Buildings. In all cases where visitors, a
I cording to permission, enter the House ot
Commons, they will be required to register
their came and address, and be furnished
with numbered tickets, which will be
'charged up against the rep?ctive signature?.
The lobby of the House of Commons will be
strictly reserved for the use of the Pe is,
members, oHicials, and persons epecially
authorized by the Speaker.
Strict Kale In the Parliament ltulldlcs.
LoNiON, Feb. 13. The recent dynamite
explosion in the House of Commons hj
demonstrated the fact that under the ex
isting rules for the government of admis
sion of Etrancers to the galleries and lobbies
of the houses of Parliament, it would be an
easy matter for dynamiters to convey ex
plosives into the buildings during a session
of Parliament, and cause the death of many
members. The Government has decided to
adopt more stringent rules and realatisas
for the admission cf visitors. Members
of Parliament, in the future, will
not be allowed to introduce
strangers into the galleries and lobbies.
The Speaker of the House cf Commons
alone will have the right of granting tickets
of admission to visitors, and be will only
issue tickets to members for their friends
after haviDg received a week's notice, and
that in the Meantime the antecedents of the
proposed visitor can be inquired into. T irn
stilts will be erected at the entrances t the
galleiies and lobbies, and experienced detec
tives be posted at each turnstile to carefully
tcrntlnize the strangers a3 they pass.
The Third Italian Expedition.
Rome, Feb. 13. The Fanfulla states that
the third expedition from Italy to the Red
Sea will sa 1 from Naples at the end of this
month, and will consist cf two battalions of
infantry, a section cf artillery and a com
pany of engineers. The paper also says the
Government is considering the project to es
tablish a regular packet service b?twen
Nsplfsand Suakim, Assab, Aden and M--scwab.
Th Canadian Vojageurs.
I.ONiCN, Feb. 13 The Canadian voyagc
urs witn the Nile Expedition, left Alexan
dria in the steamer I'eonah, wlrch convejs
ibena direct to .neenstow n. There they
will embaik in the steamer Hanoverian for
Kcrre the tifth week in March. A dispatch
from Gfreral Wcolseley compliments the
voysgeurs for their services.
The 101)0 and Bishop.
Rome, Feb. 13. The Pope has written the
Catholic Bishops of England to publish the
instructions of the Propaganda against the
education cf Catholics in Ecglish uniyersi
Obtained a Verdict for I0.
Ci EVE1.4..NP, O., Feb. 13. Mrs. Mary M.
Tuttle, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Etarted for
Cleveland February H, 1SS3. She arrived at
Toledo, took a New York and Chicago
limited express on the Lake Shore Raad
without having purchased a ticket. The
rule was that passengers should have tickets
for this train. She presented the money,
but tte conductor refused it and told
her to buy a ticket at Sindusky.
When she reached the latter place
she bonght a ticket from Sandusky to Cleve
land. The conductor informed her that she
should have purchased a ticket from Toledo
to Cleveland, and put her off the train in
the Sandusky depot. She fainted and the
train tteamed away. When she got hre
she entered suit for 1.000 damages. To
day a jury awarded her -vJÖO.
Nkw Oki.eans, Feb. 13. The National Cot
ton Planters' Association held its fourth
doj's session to day in the main building of
the exposition. The meeting was occupied
oy the address of Captain Bedford Pim, of
the British navy, who choEe es his subject
"The Live stock and Ranches of the I'nitad
Sratep.' In the course of his address Captain
Pim descr' ed his recent visit to Galveston,
and said he was convinced a first-class
harbor might be constructed there in the
course of a year Lorn the commencement of
the work by running a railroad on screw
piles out to a depth of thirty feet of water,
and protecting it from heavy weather by a
ticating breakwater of a peculiar shape.
Slaklns Cleveland's Cabinet for Ulm.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 13. President-elect
Cleveland was comparatively free of visitors
to day, as it is his desire for quiet. A dele
gation from Michigan, headed by S. L. Kil
bourn, of Lansing, called on Mr. Cleveland
and urged Orlando M. Barnes forSecretary of
the Interior. Mr. Cleveland promised he
wonld remember the name. The President
elect having his attention called to the Wash
ington dispatches, eaid: "Oh. I see the?" are
making my Cabinet lor me down in Wash
ington." Gunpowder Kplolon.
Cleveland, 0., Feb. 13. A powder mill
rear Hubbard, Mahoning County, Ohio, ex
ploded this morning. The force of the ex
plosion wes frichtinl: The ground was
shaken for miles around as if by an earth
quake, and the mill was blown to atom3.
Mike Eagan and Ot a Hurl burt were shock
ingly mangled, but may recover. The dam
age to the property wi'l probably not reach
Three Persons Cremated In Indiana.
Lor isviLi.E, Feb, 13. Information reached
thie city this evening of the cremation of
William Fräser, wife and grand child, all
colored, cn Thursday nigh, about fifteen
miles back of New Albany, InJ. It i3 sun
posed the house caught :. Ire during
the night and the inmate i bnrned while
asleep, as the dead bodies were found in the
ruins this morning.
An Oregou Hülsing.
Portland, Feb. 13. J. W. Murray was
hanged at 1:20 this afternoon, in the pres
ence of less than thirty witnesses. Ihe pris
oner maintained his good spirits to the last,
and needed no assistance to the scaffold.
He talked a great deal during the formoon,
and ate a hearty meal. His neck was broken
by the fall, and death was instantaneous.
A Doubly Katal Tight.
New Ok lean?. Feb. 13. Tho Times-Democrat's
Meridian, Miss., special says: Yester
day at Poplarville, on the Northwestern
Railroad, in a ght between two citizens
named Bcoao and Smders, both were
killed. Boone was Town Marshal. The dif
ficulty is supposed to have originated in an
Ouarreled Over a Woman.
New Yof.k:, Feb. 13 William J. White, of
Dover Plains, N Y., last night killed Sam
uel Prcpper. They quarreled over a woman.
White is now in charge of a Deputy Sheriff.
White's wife and two daughters are pros
trated with grief.
A Steamer Abandoned.
Eoston, Feb. 13. Intelligence received
Lere states that the steamer Benwell Tower,
from Baltimore, January 20, for Liverpool,
was abandoned January 29, disable and
leaking. The crew were taken off by the
Another Horrible Incineration of the
Dtiuented Inmates of a
DURMXK RE I) LAM.
Twentj-Llsht Luuatics 1'erUh In the Alj
lum Fire at Philadelphia Pitiful
PniLAi'Er iHiA, Fefr. 13. A lar?e number
of lunatics perished in last night's fire in the)
Insane Department of the Alms House.
There was no tire alarm at the Alms House,
and the attendants on duty when the firo
broke out were so busy endeavoring to save
the inmates that an alarm was not sounded
until after the fire was discovered.
The fire wai first seen in a room used for
drying clothes. The Uame3 shot up an open
space surrounding a small stairway and
yery quickly broke through the roof. When
the fire patrol reached the alms house they
found the fire burning fiercely, bat ran into
the house to assist in saving the inmates.
When the Sremen arrived their movements
wer9 greatly hampered by the inadequate
supply of water.
Nearly all the lives were lest In the imme
diate neighborhood of the stairway at the
foot of which the Cre started. No lives were
lost among the occupants of the first fioor,
and not more than half a dozen of those on
the second. Bat few of the inmates of the
rooms and cells on the third lloor, near the
junction of the buildings, escapad.
When the lire br.)ke out William Strance-
.lehn Hajes, Thomas Kane and Joseph
Schroder were the ktepera on duty. Mrs.
Umstead, the housekeeper, was in the
Woman's Department, making her nightly
round. Jcseph Nudane, a well-minded in
mate, was ccming down stairs when be saw
smoke. He veiled fire and through the
corridores calling on the inmates to save
Strange, Kane, Shrcder and Nudane sat
about liberating the insane people. Help
came from the" half hundred able-bodied
paupe s who act as night firemen in the
engin- house. On the third Moor near where
th9 fire started, the rescuers were driven
back by the intense brat and smoke. In the
violent ward, where forty-five inmates were
confined, it was feared that all were lest, but
most of them were rescued.
The cccupants cf the nineteen cells in
Wcrd M, near where the fire fir3t started,
are all supposed to hava oeen suffocated or
burned to death, with the exception of those
who were rescued by the firemen.
Piulaj-elhia, Feb. 12 11 a. m. The fire
of last night at the Alms House entirely
dest rosed that portion of the institution set
apart for the inane. Of the 0S1 lunatics
confined there many are still missing, but
it is thought moat of them wandered away.
At 0 o'clock this morning tw more
charred bodies were found in Ward No. 2.
They had been rcastsd beyond all recogni
tion. Several human forms can be seen in
the burning wreck in the cellar. It is now
thought twenty-eight of the inmates per
ished. During the night many insane person
were found wandering in different parts of
the city, some nearly naked. The poor
creatures generally seemed unable to under
stand the situation, and in some cases begged
their captors Diteously not to thow them
into the river. Others seemed to tare it as a
good joke, and laughed gleefully when tho
subject of fire was mentioned. Another
came flying down South street earJy this:
morning with a manacle attached to his
wrist and a few links of chain dangling from
iL He shrieked and laughed 83 he struck
right and left among the frightened people.
It was found necessary to use violence and
keeck him down before he could be secured.
Another madman caured a panic in a
street car by rushing in half clad and with
his fece scorched and blackened. He sank
cowering in a corner. It was soon found ho
was more frightened than those who ran
The report that the streets were full of
escaped maniacs caused mud alarm in
West Philadelphia, and strangers look upon
each other with much distrust.
The firemen are still working at the ruins.
They are weary and half frozen. Each
man's helmet and coat appears hard as
armor. The eearch for bodies continues
6teadily. There appears to have been a
great deal cf unnecessary trouble caused by
rotten hose and scarcity in the water supply.
To remedy tbe latter a dozsn brawny fire
men chopped a hole in the Schuylkill River.
But when the ho wai introduced the mud
and grinding bits of ice split the leather,
and the attempt was a failure. The confu
sion about the ruins and the craftiness oT
the insane people in secreting themselves,
the promiscuous manner in which thy are
being cared for and the utter weariness of
all who have had them in charge prevent?
a correct estimate bsing made of the I023 of
life and property.
TIIE FII4E K1ICOKD.
Athens, Tex., Feb. 13 The County
Courthouse of this (Henderson) county
burned at 3 o'clock thi3 morning. The
court was in session during the day. The
fire is believed to ls incendiary. The crim
inal docket had just been reached. Thera
were five murder cases pet for trial. Many
valuable record3 were burned. No insur
ance. Dnslneps Part of a Town Destroyed.
Vassah, Mich., Feb. Vi. A fire started in
in the Briggs block to-day, destroying that
and a Iare part of the business part of tbe
town. Loss 10,000 ; insurance about ?S,000
The snow on the rooi s was all that prevented
the whole town from burning.
Two Persons Burned to Death.
Cai.vi rrr, Tex., Feb. 13. At a late hour
last night the servants' quarters at Dr. R. R,
Fancher's premises were discovered in
flames. Before the firemen could come to
the rescue, two colored people were burned
to death. One was a grown woman and tha
other a young girL The firemen eived the
A .JO,COO Fire.
N:w York, Feb. 13. A fire to night in c'J
and 01 Warren street, occupied by Gecrge
B. Whitmore, dealer in butter and cheese,
did $20.000 damage,