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RUTLAND, VT., MONDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1873.
VOL. 1....NO. 10.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
IJ A I X T 3
9 I 0 X S
o. T. c it oss,
Manufacturer uf mill Dealer la
finishing i.uMiir.it, shingles, i.atii,
CLAPBOARDS, ANDSI'lll'CU l.l'MIIEK,
DOORS, SASH, tll.INIIS, MOULD
INtlrt, BRACKETS, WIN
HOW FHAMUS &
Scroll San Ins of nil Minis, Planing, Matching
and Glazing done to onler. Varil mid MM Cur
lier or Union nncl Furnace Streets, lii'ar Freight
Depot, Itutlnml, VI. MnyldAw3m.
QIIOW CASKS, CORNER, CLOCK
(j nml Mnnllo Shelves innik' to order, Willi
l'latn or Moulded edges. BRACKETS sawed In
illlTerent Hi) Irs nt HUAIIIIOIIN'S
NEW MOULDINGS FOR PICTURE
Framing, Chronics, Lithographs, nnil
Engravings nt DEARBORN'S
flURTAIN CORNICES OP BLACK
KJ Walnut, or all (lilt, made to order. Cur
tain Rings, Tassels and Cords. DEARBORN'S
DEARBORN IS AGENT FOR GAHD
SHU'S l'erforated Chalrscat, for renovat
ing over cad-Flag or Hush bottom chairs,
l'lenso lo call anil see- them.
drove lllock RUTLAND, Vi.
RUTLAND MANUFACTURING COMPANY,
Manufacturers and wholesale dealers In
WOOD AND CHAIN SKAT CHAIRS, BED
STEADS AND CHAIR STOCK.
Comer ot West and Forest Sts,
I Ativood, Agt. 0. V. Urooi-ns, Treas.
J W. 1C1XG,
Manufacturer anil wholesale anil retail dealer In
sasii, noons, blinds,
MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, AND HOUSE FUR
01' KVEKY PKSCIllrTION.
l'VllNACK Sl'KEET, RUTLAND, VT.
Orders by mall or otlicrvv lso promptly nttend
J. .1. GUIXDON,
15 L ACKS M I T II .
Particular attention paid to IIorseshoclnr. All
work w arranled. Shop on
WEST RT., NEAll OI.IVEIl MA11M.K WORKS,
HOUSE, SHIN AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTER,
(IIIAISISO AMI DECORATING, IS ALL STYLES.
Kalsomlnlngnnil Hard Wood Finishing, Glazing
nnd (llass Staining.
MartcH's New Ilulldlng, Center Street,
liutland, Vt. mayldlm
LINCOLN IRON WORKS.
MarbloMlll nnd Hoisting Machinery of the
most Improved construction. Derricks nnd
pumping machinery, castings and general ma
steel anil Iron Wire Hope nt Manufacturer's
Ittitland, Vt., May 1, 1873. mayldtt
o. h. m o it i: nous i:,
opposite, central House - - RUTLAND, Vt.
A. II. HAW LEY,
COXTllACTOK AXD VKACTIC.lt. SLATER,
Ho Is prepared to do all work promptly and
well. Orders can be left nt .1. K. Glynn's store
on .Merchants' How, ornttho IlarUwell House.
tiffin nee Itockwood llarrctt, ltutland : L. M.
Mason, President of First National Hank, De
troit, Michigan; Hon. J. M. Marvin, Saratoga
11 R O K E K ,
n nnoAD street, sew yoiik.
Stocks, Oovernmcnts nnd Cold bought nnd sold
tf Interest allowed on deposits. may!2dtf
jfjotrtji and Sininu Soomj.
A III) AVE LL HOUSE.
0 It A M T ON fc 8 A I, S II U It Y
The DARDWELL HOUSE Is located opposite!
Ilio Depot and has long been favorably Known
to tho traveling public. It has been recently
Improved, now ufTordlng tho best mid most
ample accommodation to guests.
Tho TABLE will bo supplied with nil tho
luxuries ot the Season, nnd every intention will
bo paid to tho comfort of Its patrons.
In tho future, as In tho past, tho Proprietors
Intend to innko it a (Irst-class House affording
all I ho comforts of a homo to tho t rnveler. Tho
public patronage Is solicited.
A GOOD I.IVKIIY In connection Willi tho
Attentive- POItTKItS will lio found at tho
Depot, on the arrival ot all trains.
.1, vv. UllAMTO.V,
J. A. Salsduuy,
F A 1131 Kits HOTEL,
Fkeiiiut SniEET, - - RUTLAND, VT.
A FIRST CLASS
31 E AT MA R K E T
IK HOTCI. 1IUII.D1X0.
inayldJm J. II. JOHNSON, Piioi'iuetou,
.1, W. FISHER'S
N K W I) I X I N 0 KOOMS,
(,'enlral House lllock, Merchants' How,
Warm Meals served nt nil hours ot tho day
nun evening, mayiu-Jin
.1. F. STINSON'H
DINING II ALL,
iulnn's lllock, Opposllo tho DepotJ
Warm Meals served at nil hours of the day
nun ev ruing. - uiuyiutw
N K W I) 1 N I N (J II ALL,
In rooms formerly occupied by J, V. l-'lsher
KINGSLKY & HI-HAGUE'S IILOCK,
WAItW MKAI-B hKHVKI) AT AM. HOlfJiS.
A SPLENDID LOT OK NEW BRAID-
XV IN(I DESIdNH, also ALPHABETS, Just io-
12. N. MEltRIAM'S,
A N D O N & II U X T O O N,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
IKON, STEEL, NAILS, Ac, Aa, Ac.
A general Assortment of
II I! I, T I N (I, L A (! 1 N 0, AC.
TIMOTHY, CLOVER, AND ALL
NOVA SCOTIA PLASTER,
t i .
I.ODI MANUFACTURING CO.'S POUDHETTE.
A FULL LINK OF
CHEAP Tib R 'OAS II
BARRETT'S OLD STORE,
g .T. LOOP,
Wholesale dealer In
CALIFORNIA WINES AND IIRANDY.
UrOKTKR, AND WHOLESALE DEALER
CHINA AND JArAN TEAS.
Tho attention of Town Agents, Physicians
aim Druggists is especially called to our w Incs,
afl thev ore unsurnaaseil for tneill!nl nnrnnsen.
coming from ono of tlio oldest vineyards In
caiuornia. ah goods guaranteed puro and sat
Isfactory, or to bo returned nt my expenso.
CORNER FREIGHT AND KVKLYN, STS.,
(London & Huntoon's mock,)
ltutland, Vt, myltf
"riMIE REST SHIRTS I E'ER HAD."
A Tills Is what they Bay ot
K. N. MERRIAM'H PERFECT FITTING SHIRTS.
TIMIK PIANO HHT-vryppn imn ttht
.4l,uat 1110 comtng' Festival Is the DECKER
"yiy E E K S & II A R B E R
AT NO. 1, OPERA HOUSE HLOCK,
Keep n full assortment of tlio following
HOUSE EURXISIIIXG GOODS.
FRENCH CHINA WARE,
TAIILE (1LASS WARE,
SILVER PLATED WARE,
PAINTED TOILET SETS,
TASSELS AND CORDf,
LAMPS AND LANTERS,
Wholesale and Retail,
LAMP CHIMNEYS and llURNERS,
Wholesale and Retail.
MATTRASSES nnd I.OUNOES, nnd
mnjldtf DONE TO ORDER.
UUHNHAM & TEMPLE.
Wenro Agents for tho following first class
Fire Insurance Companies.
Home, N. Y.,
Insurance of No. Ameilca,
Pheiil.v, N. Y
Theso nro tho best known of nil the companies
represented In ltutland, nud since wo have
represented them they hatr jkiM more money to
tlio citizens of Rutland nnil Mcinlty than all
other comjianlea combined.
This record proves their stability nnd their
willingness to pay all proper claims.
Wo confidently expect a contlnuanco of tho
liberal patronago which theso companies have
We also represent tho Travelers Life and Ac
cident Insurance Company. Wo glvo a better
and cheaper policy than any other Life com
pany. Call nnd see.
IIURNIIAM ft TEMPLE.
Ofllce, Opera House, Rutland, Vt,
HARRY W. NYE'S
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY,
No. 4, Merchants' Row, Ritland, Vt.
GENERAL AGT -ETNA LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Flro Insurance In First Class Companies.
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, TOILET
ARTICLES, FANCY GOODS, LADIES'
BASKETS, ARTISTS' MATERIAL,
PAINTS, OIL, PAINTERS'
RUSH, WINDOW GLASS,
PUTTY, arc, Ac.
And the best roods In mvllno tho market
affords nro my specialties. Prices reasonable,
In consideration of quality.
JZr-PHEKCRHTIONH carefully and correctly
NO. 2 MERCHANTS' ROW, RUTLAND,
VERMONT HOARD OF EDUCATION.
Secretary's Ojtick, )
Tho Annual Session of tho
T E A C II E US' I N S T I T U T E
For IIDTLAND COUNTY, will bo held In tlio
VILLAGE OF WALLlSaVOlll),
Commencing on Monday, May U, nt J o'clock, p.
m., nnd closing on tho Friday follow lug.
Comietent and experienced Instructors and
Lecturers will bo present, and assist In conclud
In tho exercises.
Tlio day sessions of tho Instltuto will be de
voted to tho discussion and presentation of
methods of organizing, classifying, governing,
and teaching common schools.
A lecture may bo expected each evening.
An examination for candidates for Statu Cer
Macules will bo held during the session of tho
Superintendents nro repuested to notify every
teacher in their respective tonus, and lour
lliem to bo present ut every session of tho Insti
tute. All friends of Education aro Invited to attend.
Clergymen nro resiicctfully requested to glv o
notice ot tho InslltuUt, from tholr pulpits.
Freo return tickets will bo furnished to all
who pay full faro on tho Rutland Railroad In
coming to tho Instltuto,
JOHN II. FRENCH,
Invites tlio ladles to call nnd examlno n uplen
did assortment of
NEW aOODS JUST RECEIVED.
I1I1IIION8, LACK VKIIJ) AND llAIillED,
Thread nnd Gulpuro Laces, Swiss Ties, Zephyr
aim worsicu r.muroiucnes, iiiuuuuih
Edgings, Poasamcntcrlos, Hair
Switches und Curls,
And n full lino or,
LADIES' AND INFANTS' UNDERWEAR,
And many novelties loo numerous to mention.
A T E S ' HOUSE CORNER.
Rave Just ojieneil the largest slock of
C L O T II I N G
Ever brought to Vermont. Cist olf soar old I
clot lies and buy one of our
STYLISH A'A'.Vf; SCIT.i.
We have them for all pi ices, mid will :,'lluny
thlugln our line
TWENTY PER CENT. ClIEAI'lll!
Than any other store In the State. lMi'lguto
n store whore their stock has been hnnilled
over, year after j car. I'liineulieivi'verjllilurli
FRESH AND NEW NOTHING OLD.
A glance nt our stock of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Will convlnco jou that tho Hates' House Corner
Slore Is tho only place where the slock of these
goods are complete.
LAME' AXII fW.T.S' TIlAVEUXd H.lfW
of every deseilptlon.
HATS AXD CAPS
Are a leading nrllcle with us, and thli ac
counts for our ;
IMMENSE STOCK t"
Of every st jlo nnd price. If you wish nnjtliing
In our line, call anil get our prices: they .will
convlnca vou where to buy. f
MASON k JEIIKOWSKI,
43 Merchants' Row, under the Hates' House,
g P R I X G O P E N 1 N
OPERA CLOTHING, HOOT AND SHOE
E M P O R 1 U 31 ,
Merchants' Row, - Rutland, Vt.
WATK1NS & CADY
Have Just received from New York nnd Boston
Markets ono ot tho ilnest lines of Clothing ever
exhibited by any Merchant this side or Mendon
or Now York, consisting of
MENS' HOYS' AND YOUTHS' SUITINGS
Of every descrlptlon.manufactured mm
FINK ENGLISH CLOTHS,
Duwn to a Cheap Cherry Valley.
ltOYtf Cr.OTlIIXU A Hl'EGT.kLTY.
IS DKI'AHTMENT tOMI'IITE.
Our Hoot and Shoo department consists all
tho latest novelties of the season.;
S P E C I A L T I E S .
Five hundred and twenty-llvo trunks, very
low, having been bought before tlio rise In gold.
Two hundred nnd live pairs Womets' side
Lnco Hoots, is thread, at ti. Sizes fronts lo l.
Ono hundred nnd threo pairs W'omens' Hoots,
button, 10 thread, at tl.ci.
Two hundred pairs .Mens' Rubber lUots, all
kinds, nt I3.C0.
In every department. Trouble to cominMicc nt
7 a. m. and continue until 9 p. in.
F. W. Watkins, Wm. P. Cadv.
BAXTER NATIONAL RANK,
II. Henry Baxter,
J. V. CllAMTON,
N. T. SrilAOUE, Jll.
W. C. DUNTON,
W, C. LANUON.
ii. r. i-oTiitioi',
J. N. Baxter.
t. W. Pare,
GEO. K. ItOYCK,
GEOROE It. HOTTCM,
Made and remitted for at Lowest Urates.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME DEPOSITS,
A general Banking and Exchango biHness
II. Henry Baxter, Prcst. J, N. Baxter, V, h ost.
Gkou(ik It. Bottom. Cashlor.
may 1. i
EVI G. KINGSLKY.
BUILDERS' AND CABINET
Weymouth Fine Finishing nnd Empire.
4UI19, nun, Dieei, CI1U1I1S, &c.
MACHINIST TOOLS, I
Steel, Iron, Picks, Ames' Shovels, BlastlngPow-
ui-r oiuvt-rjiiueuL jirooi). i- use, uirgo
jinn rues, riieei niriEiug Hum
mers. Handles. c.
MANILLA ROPE AND. CORDAGE.
SAW-MILL, CIRCULAR AND WOOD SjWS,
AND llOYNTON'S LIGHTNING
PAIN T S ,
Oils, Varnishes, Glue, Sand Paper, Ilrushei
GLASS AND PUTTY.
A splendid lino of Tublo and Pocket Cu
nnenrs anu scissors,
Parlor Fumllure, Center Tables, Mirrors
tension Tiioies, neusieaus, jtiaitrasse
ppiiug jiyus, iiurcnus aim uuuirs,
Manufacturer of Black Walnut, Chcslnu
Painted Chamber Sets.
CARP E T 8
Velvet, Brussels, Tapestry, Threo Ply nuj In
irruln Cunu-tn. Oil Clotlis. .t-e . Xro. I
COFFINS AND CASKETS,
AND METALLIC BURIAL CASES,
Rutland, May 1, 1873.
I. (1, KINGSLEfH,
. - ajnsuvancc.
R A N V I S V O '
F I R K
Representing Ilfleen of tho Largest and
Strongest Companies In tho United Stntcsand
GENEItAL AGENCY FOR VERMONT
LYCO.MIXG FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Have Issued policies for TIIIRTY-TI1REE
YEARS, nnd paid ove r l,4'2 l.Wf.ou for losses.
.MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
IN THE WORLD.
1NC03IE LAST YEAR, $1,090,40:1 00
Policies on I ho
CASH OR MUTUAL PLAN,
FOR RUTLAND AND ADDISON COUNTIESJ
FARMERS' MUTUAL FIRE.;iNS. CO.
THE BEST COMPANY IN THE STATE FOR
6P Insures nothing but detached dwellings,
bams and contents.
By this plan, FARMERS' only pay for losses
on VA11M VIlOVEIirr, No hazardous prop-
ei I y Insured by this Company.
L L i: N & D R E W
Aro last homo from New York ond Boston
wnn tne largest and best selected stock of
READY MADE CLOTHING,
GENTS' FURNISHING- GOODS
Ever shown In Rutland
Prices will bo us low as rtlio lowest. Theso
goods aro bought for CASIIJ and will bo sold
CUSTOM OIi O T II I N G
A largo lino of CLOTHS to i.elect from. A
CUTTER that cannot bo beat lu Vermont.
TRUNKS AND BAGS.
ALLEN & DREW,
Paine, Bowman a Co.'s Old Stand,
rr Merchants' Row'.
gPRINO AND SUMMER
IN ALL STYLES,
FOR MEN AND BOYS' WEAR,
tvr.XTUX SIZES A SPECIALTY.!! g
HATS, CAPS, TRUNKS AND VALISES.
Tho best stock ot
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Flno Wlilto and Fancy
MADE TO ORDER.
A, O. CUNNINOIIAM,
No. is Center htrect, (opposlto depot.)
Gr. M- c-
PECK & BENJAMIN'S
Whcro )ou can always llud the largest aud best
assortment ot stylLsti
READY MADE CLOTHING,
HATS CAPS, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
TRUNKS, SATCHELS, AC,
And save 'ii per cent, on overy article you buy at
rorcLAu sguAKK dbalinu
GREEN MOUNTAIN CLOTHING STORK.
NO. It, C'K.NIKU STKfcET,
RUTLAND, - - VERMONT.
CENTRAL HOUSE CORNER
Tho riac to Buy-
For our CUSTOM DEPARTMENT wo have
Just received a full line of
SUITINGS AND i
Which nu shall make up to measure a
Call early and rnako selections.
II. W. KINGS LEY,
Central Houso Comer, HDTI.AND, VT.
rom'kis ana groittjsionjs.
J & T. OA DEN,
Wholesale nnd Rctoll Dealers In
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
CANNED FRUITS, PICKLES, Ac,
AND FANCY GOODS.
Alio, Dealers lu
DRY GOODS, SHAWLS, DRESS GOODS,
HOSIERY, GLOVES, Ac, AC.
An assortment ot
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Constantly on hand.
AGENTS FOR MAIL STEAMERS TO AND
Sy-DRAFTS FOR ANY AMOUNT ON THE
BANKS OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
CORNER FREIGHT AND EVELYN STS.
18 0 7. 1873.
OLD R E D S T O R E .
anocEiiiEs AXD piwvrsmxs,
CHEAP FOR CASH.
mayltf .Merchants' Row.
JOSEPH H. GUY,
S. HAYWARD i CO.,
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, HAY AND WOOD.
WisntNOTON St., Rutland, Vt.
U L T O N 31 A R K E T,
DUNTON A- HAYWARD
All kinds of Meats, Flsli, Vegetables nnd
Fruits In their season.
KIngsley Sprague's Block, Meicliants' Row.
PETER F. MuMANUS,
CROC E R ,
And dealer In
No. 03 West St., HUTI.ANI), VT.
HOLESALE FRUIT DEPOT.
Tho Subscriber has made arraiiL-enients to
recetv o all kinds of
by tho car-load direct from llrst hands In New
York and Boston, mid Is prepared to nil orders
from Dealers In Rutland und from on the lines
of Railroads centering here, at tho Lowest
vv uoiesaio rules.
ORANGES AND LEMONS
Repacked and Warranted as represented.
I am also nrenared to nnv the hlirhest cash
price for Potatoes to ship to Market.
E. P, HITCHCOCK,
Oniioslto tho Depot RUTLAND.
R. CABLE'S WATER PROOF
0 T L II LACK TNG,
HARNESSES, CARRIAGE TOPS,
HOOTS, SHOES, ETC.
Fits harnesses perfectly and prevents crack
ing. Does not fry out or gum the surface.
Softens aud preserves the leather. Excludes
tho water. Excellent for boots, shoes, Ac.
Iir-Olves universal satisfaction. Manufac
myltdiwtf N. C. MARCH, Mlddlebury, Vt.
NOTICE. J. 31. Hall retires this ilny
from the nrm of 11. 1. Verder S Co. Tho
business bo continued us heretofore under the
same tlrm namo by II, I. Verder and Thomas J,
II. I. VERDER,
TIIOS. J. LYON,
J. M. HALL.
Rutland, May , 1SI3. niaylodlw
NOTICE. 1 hereby forliiil nil persons
from harboring or trusting, or cmploj ing
Edward Y. Colby; as I am his lawful guardian,
nnd will pay no debts of his contracting, but
will collect his wages.
ASAPH H. BUSWELL.
Attest! S. G. Gates.
Mount Holly, May S, 1S73. maj I6w3w.
jyRS. J. B. I1.VIiI.ANCE,
HWITCI1ES, OMtLS, FHI7.ZKS, RAW, AND
FINE HAIR J E W E L R Y .
INDIES' COMBINGS STRAIGHTENED,
Rooms over 11. W, Marshall's Grocery Store,
Grove street, Rutland. mnjiowsw
JEW BOOT AND SHOE STORE,
I liavo the finest stock of Ready Madg
HOOTS AND SHOES
For Gents' and Youths' In tho Slate. Orders In
tho best styles of workmanship, well made, In
nuest Imported leathers. Only llrst-class work,
men employed. All work under tho suervlslon
of G. Vullquetto.
Ladles' Work to order, In the cliaslo and ele
gant mode of Spring Fashions. Finest stock In
mayldm 11. VALLIQUKTTK.
ENS' KIP, TAP-SOLE. HAND-
MADE BOOTH, I3.7B, at NO. o, .Morciianis-
ttc $uthuut gaily 6lok.
MONDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 187!f.
A Trrrllilo Siilelile, Sliorlilujr On.
Iuiult)--A Ciirlniis C'aiiislroplii-.
Ono of the most horrible instance! of sui
ciile which wo have ever seen recorded
tliat of Iliclianl P. Williamson, ofWnynes
vllie, Wnrren county, Ohio, which occurred
in that town lagt Satuiilay Tlie iletenseil
win the elilest son of Dr. "Francis William
eon, of Wnyno'ville, anil hail fur tonic time
)i.i.t boon livingnt the house of his parents
Ho was poinewliat peculiar, but was never
considered to lie deranged, or ilangerom
cither tn himself or Id any onu else; indeed,
lie miu rciiiiukalile for hisconstnrt thought
fulucts nnd kiiiiluess to every one. lie was
nn esteemed inenilier of" the Ilieksite
Friends' Society, nnd in nil habits exempla
ry und proper. On Saturday morning lie
went out to a neighboring farm, which he
owned hut hint leased, and employed him
self In mending the fences and other trilling
jobs, nothing peculiar being remarked nbout
him. During tho afternoon lie was seen In
an old log cabin on the place fixing up a
sort of pen, with rails, in the large ten-loot
fire-place. Mr. Settles, tho man who re
fides on tlio farm, remarked to Richard that
he thought he was preparing to burn him
self up. Richard's reply was: "l'slu.w,
Mose, do you think me a fool?" Still,
Richard kept on willi his mysterious work,
and, although his brother null -Mr. Settles
viewed him now witli sonio anxiety, yet
they feared to excite htm by asking ques
tions or appearing to watch him. Wh.cn
supper time arrived, Richard was urged'to
come. In to supper by Mr. Settles, bufhe
said lie was going over to Jtr. Smith's to
stay nil night, and that ho would get his
Willie in tlio midst of eating, it flushed
simultaneously in a forcible manner upon
tlio minds of Mr. Settles and ills assistant
that Richard was burning himself up in tlio
old log cabin. They rushed to the door,
nnd there, sure enough, they saw a blazing
light Issuing from the door of the cabin.
Willi tlio utmost possible speed they ran to
tho cabin, where, horror of horrors I their
worst fears were but too terribly realized.
They saw a sight that almost paralyzed
them with terror. There, in that rail-pen
built in tlio largo lire-plaeo by his own
hands, was Richard Willi-iinson, surrounded
with tire, and so fearlully burnt and charred
mat no ono would have known mm. lie
bad, it appears, niadu the lire and, entirely
nude, plunged into the Ilamcs as if about to
plunge into a pleasant bath. Ho was taken
from tho fire witli difficulty, by means of a
chain in the hands of Mr. Settles, and, on
Sunday morning, tlio remains were placed
in a coflln and brought tn his parents' home.
These facts, which wu gather from the
Miami Gazette, are almost without prece
dent. Why young Williamson should have
deliberately chosen such a horrible means
of ending an existence which, he had before
remarked, had no charms for him, can only
bo accounted for by tlio idea that lie must
have entertained n conviction that ho was
required to make a sacrifice of himself, and,
by frequent meditations on tlio deed and tho
means, ho had wrought himself up into an
ecstacy of fanaticism on tlio subject, so fa
tally carried out. Tlio Gazette says that
no was nut twcnty-eiglit years ot age, and
was esteemed by all as mi upright man, and
among those who know htm most Intimately
and well his qualities of mind nndheait
made him an object of warm infection.
A Shocking Cliluiiiil).
IFrom the San Francisco Chronicle, April :o.
A frightful accident occurred on Monday
afternoon, in a lot on tho northcas-t comer
of Sixtli and llrannmi streets, by which
threo littlo boys, belonging to dili'erent fam
ilies, were burned in a shocking and proba
bly fatal manner. Tlio accident occurred
while certain experiments were being made
witli oxy-hydrogen llame. In order to con
vey n proper idea of the manner in which
the terrible allmr occurred, n somewhat
lengthy explanation is necessary.
Some timu ago C. II. Swain conceived
tlio idea of applying the oxy-hydrogen
llatnu to lighthouses and other illuminating
purposes. This llamo is produced by the
mingling of jets of superheated steam and
petrolcjni, or other highly inflammable
gasscs. For the purposes of making experi
ments, Jlr. Swain recently rented tlio build
ing on Sixth street adjoining the lot whcro
the accident occurred, lie put si small
boiler in tlio building ami a tank containing
about a gallon of naptha or crude petrole
um. An ordinary gas pipo ono inch in di
ameter was attached to the boiler, nnd
thencu was run through the wall to tho out
side of tlio building, and nbout forty feet out
in the lot. From tho building to its other
extremity this pipo was covered witli a few
inches of sand. Inside of the inch fipo
was a smaller one, less than a quarter of nil
inch in diameter. Through this the nnptha
gas was carried, while the larger pipe con
veyed the superheated steam. Near tlio
aperture nt tlio extremity both jets mingled,
nnd combustion ensued, which produced a
flame, whoso intense heat nnd dazzling
brilliancy can scarcely be conceived by any
one wlio has never witnessed such experi
ments. On Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock Jlr.
Swain was engaged in some experiments
with Ids apparatus. A perpendicular point
about twelve inches long, had been attached
to the end of tlio pipe, so that tlio llamo
might be shot dlredly upward. A largo
number of children, attracted by curiosity,
had gathered about, and although cautioned
repeatedly to go away, or ut least not to
come ton close, it seems the warning wns
not heeded. Still, as tho direction of tlio
flame was straight upward, no danger wns
apprehended by Jlr. Swain. Everything
being nt last arranged, tho jets of steam
and gas wcro turned on, and tlio fierce
llame shot upward. Suddenly there was a
remarkable diminution both in the volume
and brilliancy of tho llame. Jtr. Swain
surmised that tlictc was some obstruction in
tlio vent of the smaller pipe, and fearful
that tho pipo might burst, as tho gas was
constantly generating, lie attempted, with n
wrench, to take oil the perpendicular sec
tion of tlio pipe. In doing tills the horizon
tal section was raised so that tlio end rested
nliovo tlio surfaco of tho ground, Tho
children crowded closer to sea what was
going on, Swnin and Addington, Ids assis
tant, were both to busy or too much excited
to think of anything but clearing tlio pipe.
Suddenly tho disconnection was made,
nnd instantaneously camo a loud report,
am! a sheet of blinding llamo shot fortli witli
tho resistless fury of a thunder holt, right In
among tlio group of children. Tho ell'ect
was appalling. Threo of tlio littlo boys
wcro literally roasted alivo by tlio awful
flame. The one who was standing most di
rectly in lino wns William Shannon, a boy
not quite ten years old. Ho wns nbout
eight feet from the pipe, and tlio tremendous
forco of the explosion hurled him twenty
feet backwards. Blinded with tho fire nud
frantic with pain, ho roso to his feet und
rushed buck directly Into tho llame, where
his clothes wcro buriud almost to cinders.
Tlio timely assistance of a gentleman pres
ent, wlio wrapped a coat about him, nnd
saved lilm from being Instantly burned to
death. Two other children standing near
him were prostrated by tlio explosion and
burned horribly about tlio face, hands nnd
tegs. Tlio two men who were conducting
tho experiment wcro nlso severely burned
nbout tlio hands and face, but not standing
so directly In tho line of tho explosion their
Injuries nro not of a serious nature.
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