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The Digging Among the Ruins of
toe Brooklyn xaeatre contin
ues with Awful Results.
Body After Body and Horror
After Horror Being Revealed
as the Work Progresses.
Dreadful Scenes at the Morguos
and in the Vicinity of the
Wretched Firo-Trap. .
Thrilling Description of Eye-Witnesses
of the Mighty Rush of
the Half-Oraed Audience
for the Inadequate
An Unequal Contest, in which
Strong and Weak Alike Fell
Victims to the Flames.
Preparations for Public Memo
rial Services on Sunday, and
the Burial of the Dead.
The Feeling in Mew York and
Brooklyn Theatrical Circles
Profound in the Extreme.
tChirsfro Times Telegram )
FCEL TO THK KI.AMK. f
New York, Dec. ".Every fresh extra
of the evening papers lend fuel to the
rtauie of public excitement over the awful
calamity at the Brooklyn theater. News
stand? are emptied of morning papers by
u a.m., and after C p.m. evening paper
extras are all fold oK, and newsmen con
tentedly lock up and go home. It is im
possible, apparently, to satiate the public
greed for details, however iti9irnitleant,
eonccrning tho catastrophe. There Is
but one man who could have given a
Kraphie, and, so to speak, inside view of
the tragedy a reporter who was ofl of
duty and at the theater, lie
ESCAPED BY A MIRACLE
From cremation, went home, and turned
into bed. His account is not wanted
now. New Yorkers, who are the Pari
sians ol the American continent, have in
a measure recovered from the first shock
of horror, and now discuss tho details
without excitement ; bnt not so with the
Brooklynitcs. , Full of pity and sym
pathy as the generous . New Yorkers are,
they cannot exhibit the fame evidence ot
public grief as the affected citizens of
Brooklyn, whom tho appalling event
will cast into prolonged mourning.
From all the surrounding eities crowd
ot men and women of forbidding aspect,
and some I whom :
DESPOILED THK DEAD ' - ' -
( t jewelry and money last night, were
congregated to-day near the scene of the
disaster, adding to the hideousucss ot the
scene, and their levity was more disgust
ing than the sickening odor arising from
the half-burned and damp human bodies
and clothing, bits -of which were seen
protruding from beneath piles of debris.
Although there- Is little In New York be
yond the crowd scanning bulletins and a
feverish demand lor newspapers to Indi
cate that sonic-great sensation has arisen,
and notbipg to show public grief, Lna
difference is noticed on crossing the ferry,
''he letter cla- ot people in the City of
t hurehes are proloundly stirred, and
church-goers especially are exercised and
moved to an unparalleled degree by the
sad visitation. Almost every ono recog
nizes in the long list of dead, nearly 3K)
ia liumbcr, and oi missing,
SOME FRIEXD OB BKLATIVK
Or acquaintance. The principal thor
oughfares are crowded with auxioui
groups, relating the last eeiie or incident,
and discussing the harrowing details oi
Tuesday night. Moot, of the ( business
places along Myrtle avenue and Fulton
ureet are closed, and many are draped In
mourning. Business generally ia sus
pended In Brooklyn. Flags are at bull
mast all over the city, and public build
ings In mourning. Kvery now and then
during Jthe day brawny and dust-be-grimed
workmen in red shirts disinterred
some crashed or charred remnant of hu
mauity, and gently placing it in a curt
drove off to the morgue, iollowed by an
exclte4 crowd, while hundreds ot heart
broken men and women rushed oil lor a
Iresh permit to view the remains.
IT WAS THK SADDEST,
Vet most exciting scene imaginable, aud
many elegantly-dressed ladies were seen
standing aloot at street corners watching
the progress of the work with streaming
eyes aad visibly shuddering as the carts
rumbled past with thapelcKS corps half
covered by a rude piece of theetlng.
This afternoon the liiiU Brooklyn regi.
ment was called out under arms to aid
the civic fflom In ki-eplng back the
crowd, and formed a wide cordon
around the burned theater, through
which no one could break without a pass
from the corner, presented to the com
manding officer. The marks iu the
tnt at the rear of tha theater was - -
- SET ASIDE AS A Dfcl"OSJ10KV
For bodies dug out and waiting recogni
tion. Those not recognised were tout
to the morgue, where about fifty were
laid out to-day. Over 200 were laid in
ghastly rows iu the market, and there
the principal Interest was centered. The
will of anguish from women and lude-
K-rlbabla murmur from the crowd of
uu o announced each iresh disinterment
from the rului. Then the eolvlteri
this rAPfcn is om ritrv
me. booming or
sounded like a pass-
theso rude hearers trundled
ith their awful burden".
. i xo ToxurE on rrx
nl.l describe in all IU Vivid reality Hie
horror of, that . market house scene.
There human nature was unfolded a an
open book Iu its two-fold aspect of rnv
eon.sobiMe, unfathomable grief and tear
ful symjiathy. Polivroen, soldiers, even
politieians were not ashamed to wipe un
bidden tears from their checks; mothers,
fathers, sisters, old nnd young, husbands
and wives, with blanched .checks and
bloodshot eyes, fclowly paced, iiround,
now. stooping nnd breaking in uncon
trollable sobbing over some twisted and
awful black form which, by clothing or
some trinket, they perhaps recognized as
the remains of their loved one; there
some Woman, In the stupefaction of
grief, doubled down with her eyes cov
ered ami sitting motionless as a statue ot
stone In a speechless agony. One old
Irishwoman , . .
DREW TEARS E ROM EVERY EVE
As she tomlled bits ot bone and cinder
and clothing which a night-key, trinkets,
and his lonjr brown lmir told thcr were
those of her dear boy. "I have him ! I
have him! I have him !" she cried, hys
terically. No one interfered wkh the
poor creature until nature gave way, and
she fainted and was removed. , ; It was
noticed that nearly every one of the bod
ies taken out whole bad the right arm
uplifted and crossed over the eyes, the
position in whii-h life was scorched out
by the tierce flames from which the
wretched victims instinctively sought to
shade the most sensitive ol human or
gans, j Nearly all the bodies, also, were
doubled up and curiously twisted and de
formed by the intense heat. Some had
both extremctles burned off, so that it
was dUHcult to say at which end tho
head should have been. The hands and
leet of most were shriveled up, with bones
protruding through the skin.
ot human bodies were carted away to the
morgue and laid on ' separate piles. " All
bodies on which keys, watches, or other
means ot Identilleatlon were found bad
those articles laid on them, and those
actually recognized were labeled with
their names. The generous sympathies
of the theatrical profession are taking
practical shape, and Dion Boucicault ap
propriately leads off a subscription for
the iamilies of M unlock and Burroughs
with $500. Benefit performances will.bo
given in both cities next week. The
position in which the nearly unrecogniza
ble bodies of M unlock and Burroughs
were found indicates that they attempted
to escape by the winding stairway to the
root. The stairway fell, aud they were
enveloped in tlames. They llgured much
together on the dramatic stage, and in
their terrible death were not separated.
J ON'E OF THIC Cl'RIOL'S INCIDENTS
Of benefit from evil Is the almost miraeu.
lous recovery of il iss Ida Vernon's broth-
er, who was suffering from bleeding of
the lungs a few doors off from the theater.
She" had him removed while the the
raged, and the hock of removal in some
mysterious way held the bleeding, and
be is in a fair way of recovery. .Many
distrassing incidents were witnessed at
the morgue from early morn to mid.
night. A young man named Diet, was
recognized by his young sister, who
shrieked and frantically embraced bis
poor twisted-up, blackened feet. There
was not a dry eye in the market as a
kind-hearted and tearful sergeant gently
removed her while she cried in agoniz
ing tones, "Oh, poor mother! Oh, poor
Abe!"'., lleio and there women might
ho seen with shawls pulled over their
lteadi and with foreheads bowed to the
ground before some shapiles3 remains,
kissing frantically a handtid of keys,
knife, ring, aud other articles by which
her husband was identified. Sometimes
women of the better class,
LADIKsJis I ASIUON AHI E All 11:1 ,
Were seen kneeling Iu silence and scan
ning all that was left of a manly form,
and with mingled love and terror turn
ing over a burned pocket-book, hunch of
keys, and other tokens of tho Identity of
some missing husband or brother. A
middle-aged Cerman woman, with tears
streaming down her face, besought the
officer at the station house door to admit
her to the presence of the captain. "I
cannot allow you to enter now, madam."
lie said. "There Is such a crowd Inside
already that you will have to wuit until
the captain gives tue orders to admit
others.'. "Oh, my fiod !" ho cried, 0
anguish, wringing her bauds, "J mutt
see my poor, dead darling. They won't
let ino enter the morgue without a nass,
and 1 knew he is there. 1 'lease let me In
or I chall go crazy!'.. Finally hft was
permitted to enter the station house,
where Mie ngain bewailed the fate of her
I'M A I'OOK WIDOW,"
Fhc continued, "and live at Xo. 25 Or
chard ktreet, New York. My dead son
was named William Meyers, and was
nineteen years old. One of my sous is
now li hig at the point of death with con
sumption, and what am 1 U do now!'
With my oldest boy -and man gone, sup
port is tukea from ut!.t . M was given
a pass both to the morgue and city hall
market, aud departed lewailing her son's
horrible death. A woman came to the
morgue to-day alone. While making
her way through the rooms she suddenly
stopped, aud alter looking u moment ut
tered hrlek and lell npou
' '" THE VODY Olf A BOY
Whose skull, was nearly all buruvd away,
and whose face was blackened with soot
and almost shapeless from the effects f
fire, hhe clasped it iu her arms aud
wildly attempted to lift up and carry It
away, kissing Che rigid lips again aud
again; until her own lips were almost
black as they. Bystanders liiany oi
Whom Lad also lost children or other rvl-
TOE DAILY JPifcr;
, . iorwanl and with
. an ollloer.tora Die poor
4way nnd laid thtr body' hack
nin on the floor. She was unable to
oompoM hareaU, and had apparently lost
her reason. She was escorted away with
kindly force by a policeman. Supervi
sor llarman said he saw a laflier
no stark Mad i I j i
At the slsht ot his son's disfigured body.
He was perfectly quiet, and appeared to
be self-possessed until his eyes rested on
the body. Then bo at once lost Ms rea
son," nnd began to behave so wildly that
it was ncvary to remove him by torce.
Miss Lillian Treves, one of the ladles of
the company, says: "When the fire was
first discovered among the borders of the
scenery, I was Immediately beneath It oft
the 'prompt' side of the stage. My at
tention was drawn to it by the action of
a boy standing in close proximity to mc,
who cried "Look ! look !" turning his
eyes upward In the direction of the trout
part of the stage. Instantly I saw a
small flame slowly lining from among
the border, scarcely larger than the top
of a small round table. Mrs. Seymour
was standing beside meat, tuo time.
IT CAl'SFD A Snt DPI'.R
To pass over me, anil I became alarmed,
but nerved myself at. once, resolving not
to give nny outwaid show of fright. Miss
t'laxton, as you know, was iu a reeum
bent position on the stage, and her face,
although partly In the direction of the
lire, was shielded from it by the scenery
surrounding her. The flames ran with
great rapidity, quickly enveloping all
light material, and foreseeing the destruc
tion of the theater, I approached Miss
Claxtou and said quietly: 'Miss t'lax
ton, move,' hoping she would be enabled
to catch a glimpse ot the danger with her
own eyes. She must have? known that
something was going wrong, but with
the coolness characteristic ol her she re
mained in the same position. I again en
treated her, 'For Clod's sake. Miss Clax
ton. get up.
THE THEATER IS O.N IT RE !" :
This aroused her to a sense of her danger,
but those of us who wertf. standing by at
this critical moment noticed her great
presence of mind. Her lips ' did not
moye, nor did she evince any evidence of
alarm, but coolly kept her place. Mrs.
Farren seized her by the hair and then
by tho wrist and dragged fit her. None
m the audience.understood her movement,
doubTless thinking it was part of the play.
At the conclusion of the scene site ran
forward almost to tho foot-lights and
bade the audience be rpiiet, but the tu
mult was so very great, tho fire having
gained such headway that the people
doubtless could see for themselves that
there was no time to be lost, and quiet
was only temporarily restoml by her
voice, i remember when Mr. Studley
cried out, with stentorian voice, that the
multitude stopped a second, but
THE PANIC Til KX KKCAMU tlENMiAL,
Aud the horrors of that scene will never
be erased from my memory. Cireat red
hot sparks were dropping on the stage,
the air was thick with heat and smoke,
which, with the awful rumbling and
cries in the gallery and near the door,
rendered it awtul to look upon. I shall
never forget the appearance ot Mr. Mur
doch on that fatal night. He was among
the first to discover the fire and to com
prehend thu jwrilous position in which
an were piaceu. due no sign ol lear was
betrayed by him as he strove to restore
order and quiet among those on the
stage aud in the auditorium. He had a
fixed, settled look, nnd It seemed as If he
knew that his life was to be sacrificed.
Iu tact, both be aiid .Mr. Burroughs ap
peared to be in a sad frame of mind pre
vious to the lire, and it was only on yes
terday that in a conversation 1 had with
Miss Vernon, in speaking of them, we
arrived at the conclusion that they must
A STRAXOE PREMOXn I'lX
Of coming disaster. Il is my impression
that both these ill-luted gentlemen went
to their dressing room, and that alter
coming to the stage again they were
struck by burning timbers and perished
amid the llamas, a they were lound close
together. Mr. Burroughs, In nil proba
bility, could have escaped, as he had am
ple time to do so ; but 1 have another
theory concerning his death, und that Is
this: On that evening he had made an
engagement to escort one oi the ladies of
the company home utter the play. It Is
possible that be sought her in her dress
ing room beneath tho stage, but failing
to find her returned, aud was struck
down. Finding that it was time for me
to go I got my satchel from my dressing
room, aud after arranging my iress,
passed tlirougb the tire and smoke to the
street. lpon arriving there I suddenly
remembered Mis. Fthel Allen, ami that
she hud not been seen on the stage, and
ran buck to warn her, knowing that
her dressing room, which was mine also,
was Deneuth the stage, and that vhe
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1 hail nearly readied thestugpu sreond
time when some person, I think it was
Mr. Thorne, bore me back again. Mis3
Allen, in the meantime, had a very nar
row escaix'. Finding all exit cut oil to
the street by way of the stage, she fob
fowed Mr. Studley through the subterra
nean passageway, and after groping in
dark, riot kuowing in which directon to
turn, she heard the voice of Mr. Math
ews. She answered him, and he came
up. After . proceeding a few yards
further she felt cool air, aud knew that
she was in the right direction. They
were soon on the street, imd she was,
without doubt, the lust one of the com
pany that left the stage alive." The or
chestra .oi the theater ull escaped with
their lives, and all but two without diffi
culty, Trof. Fritz Fisher having a rough
experience of difficulty attendant upon
exit by the audience, wlilo Mr. Nazigl.-i,
flutist, had two of his ribs broken.'
tXl.lCKV FOE THE ORCHESTRA,
The last scene ol the play involved an ac
compauivat oi some slow music, and H
was not, therefore, until falling sparks
(rem the burning roof of the scene aud a
Column of smoke, showed the pressing
danger, that the cry of "Sauve qui pent"
wait the order, and then there Was a hep
ter-Skelter i tsh lor safety, Thrre was
no' time to save music or Instruments, or
even clothing temporarily laid aside.
Fortunately for the musicians, the under
ground passage was open from the or
chestra, to the cellar-way on Johnson
street, and by this means of exit all but
Prof. Fisher escaped, nearly all with
nothing but flic smaller. Instruments,
which could be readily grasped In their
hands. Mr. Fisher chose to escape by
the auditorium, and, saving his violin, an
old companion and valuable Instrument,
be Joined the panic-stricken throng striv
ing To escape by the parquet entrance.
From the time lie got mixed up with the
crowd in the lobby until be reached the
street it was
A BAt ri.R TO MAI.XTAIX niS 1'OOt HOLD.
Three several times was he knocked
down. Frank I'iekfonl, whose body
was removed this morning, was a son of
M r.l'ickford engineer of the board of pub
lic works. Frankhad just quitted school,
and on the morning of the ill-tared day
his father said to Col. Stcgman:
"Frank has begged me to allow him to
goto the theater, as he has never leen
there, lie will go to-iibrht for the first,
time." Sheridan Shook was busied hi
Brooklyn all day seeking to find the most
practical means to alleviate such suffer,
ings as may firlse to the bereaved by the
fire. Mannger Palmer, who seems ut
terly prostrated by the calamity, Is sick,
and Kdwnrd Lamb was deputed to at
tend the nieelingnt the Brooklyn Park
theater as a representative of Shook A
Palmer, and there to express their readi
ness to do
Ai.Li nr.iR means on imh exc e
May lie able to do for the sufferers.
Union square theater was closed last
night and will not be opened this even
ing. Jarre tt &. Palmer, ol Booth's
theater, are busily devising some way to
aid any plans proposed. Active steps
are being taken by the public authori
ties of Brooklyn to conduct the. funeral
services and relieve , tho distressed.
Greenwood cemetery and Cypress Hill
cemetery each oiler lots for the inter
ment of unclaimed bodies. Memorial
services are to be held In the Academy
of Music, and the Catholic and Episcopa
lian bishops and clergymen of all denom
inations are Invited. Mr. Uogers, busi
ness manager of the theater, says every
body could have escaped if the audience
had gone out quietly. At Fire Marshal
h'eady's Investigation to-day Officer
Wessman testblt d that he was in the
theater in citizen's dress when the fire
occurred. Was iu the dress-circle, and
saw the (lames among the scenery on the
stage. Kan to the front to get the doors
open, and the actors quieted the audience
lor a moment. Wailed at the doors till
they were all out, and then closed the
doors to keep the drult out. People
were then comingdown from the gallery,
but all at once
THEY STOPPED to.MIXii DOWN,
And he ran to see what was the mat
ter. He referred to the first gallery.
Tqere were two seperate stairways lead
ing up there. "As I got to the top ot the
first, llight of stairs," said he, "there was
a lady in comingdown got her leg caught
In ?. banister. A large man fell over her,
and, others falling over hmi, made a heap
on which those in the rear piled. There
were fully lilty or sixty persons packed
Iu tills heap at the foot of the second
(light ol stairs. The stairs w re open
all the way down from that, and above
that the .stairs were vacant, four or live
steps lrom the top. At this time the
smoke was very dense. If was not three
minutes after the fire broke out. The
curtain was lowered
1X1) TOOK ITRK, , :
And this had the effect of sending tho
flames into the upper ffallery. 1 looked
at it lor about three seconds, and then
closed the door of the parquet. 'People
who were piled up in a heap cried to me
to help them, and I del get some in the
rear to fall back until I not the man and
woman out. Seeing theso two et out,
they all rushed forward again and block
ed up the passage. I tried to extricate
the woman, whO'-e leg was caught hi the
railing, but she wat held fast. An usher
came up to assist me, and we maile. a
small place among fhein. We tore the
dresses of some In getting them out. We
got all that crowd out. Then I went up
to the drr ss-eirele, found a woman there
and took her out. There must have been
other persons there, for I beard cries
could not see them on account of smoke.
1 know there must have been several
other persons in the dress rtrelc who
OVEli'l AKEN 11V l lli
I was then getting weak from thi'Muokc,
an t l iroDied to the door to get In
iiir. 1 he smoke
was black, and had
smell. I am an old
fireman, and never experienced smoke so
suffocating, f was not In the smoke over
a minute und could not breathe. The
lust ami second galleries and even the
stairs wasal that lime iilli J with Mifloiut-
ingtniokc. No human In-iug could live in
that smoke two minutes, I heard a
thumping noise, us it some persons
were jumping out of the windows. At
that time it was utterly impossible to get
up in the top gallery, aud I was nearly
suffocated when j got out. I know that
people were all lakeuotl the dress-cir
ri stairs, but i heard cries inside. I
called out, 'Where are you'r' butl got no
answer. When I got dowu on the floor
I beard a thumping noise, as though they
were jumping out of the upper gallery.
It llicy had Jumped lioni the gallery to
un: smoke was so dknsk
1 would not have &eeu them. I found a
bracelet, some hair switches, an ojK-ra-glass.
aud bundle of clothes, all of which
I sent to the urgcant at the First precinct
station house. There was no breaking of
stairs while I was there. I am pretty
sure that all In tho dress-clrclo did not
get out alive." C hailes Vine, in the hos
pital, testified this evening to the lire
marshal that be was in the top gallery,
lieard a eiackling noise behind the
cents, and cry of Fire !" People tvet
and rushed lor the doors, and the actors 1
cried "Keep quiet," end lie sat down lor a
hvottient, Ltit flames soon bees me visible,
and a general rush wis made. Women
swooned, and men cured and swore nt
each other. People were piled up In a
heap before they reached tho stairway.
From the top gallery there was only one
way out to the hall. The crowd tried
to get out-at that door all at once.
Those who escaped at the first alarm
'-' : unt ij ed v p i n a poor. ;
Witness lookedroiind for some other
way to get out ; railed a window looking
Intd Flood's alley, afid saw It wiu a great
height. Surveyed the crowd ' beneath
again, and noticed they were Immovably
blocked up, and a terrible crush at the
door. Behind the crowd women Were
screaming and rushing about among the
seats. A bright light came from some
where, nnd then the whole celling was
ablaze, one great sheet of flame. In two
minutes after the fire broke out the
whole upper gallery was like a furnace,
lie looked down into the dres-circle, and
IT WAS A WELT..
People were being scorched with
flames; tho smoke smellet ol burning
pain, and was very sullocatiug. He
jumped to the dress-c ircle, was severely
injured, and found men, women, and
children on their backs.t bree deep, caused
by a woman having her leg caught in a
banister who could not be removed.
Seeing this he jumped oyer the staircase
on the beads of the people below and
reeled into the street; saw policemen In
the rear of the crowd threatening people,
using their clubs, and telling them they
could not get out that way. The police
had to doit to extricate the women.
Witness remained an hour nt the door,
nnd did not think the crowd got out on
the gallery stairs.
PEOPLE M ERE RAYIN'U MAD,
And he could compare it to nothing but
putting a fly on a match box and scttin?
italire. Witness was the only one who
jumped down to the dress-circle. The
conduct of the actors saved lives, a more
would have been lost if they had all
started at lirt. Probably fifty could not
get out out of the jrrillery, even if the
crowd were orderly, and about one hun
dred nnd fifty got out.
Al Tl.lt I.OXfj Tl lltS.
u A.LUM wi.vri K.
Ho.'ir lu'flit anl true. In the tu on 11. 'I,
ihei Uie woilil iwrpt liy me ud'J left mc ilm 1 '
Hutp the BDsii'k witliereil I iist-J to knf -.
Are the rui-s I'udeJ ot I.011K Ak i
Tin the tarr glimmer flint lit ths iVast V
lliw the ),u(r"Hiit pa ! ' lias the limbic rebw.l'
Anil. muinit here on the ea-1watroier.
Am I ImiiK man. urn nnnilerlnrrbotV
Still, ill the bocnt of the uiilumn air
1 led a luimue th:it' Lkv Ueulr ;
The r-Ui liclit lu oil the let .! mi -;
li a lianu'lesH, sorrowful joy to me ;
Anil lit by oi li or rreicent of t.lelit ,
Meadows and Woo. I land are lirave to ighl.
Still 1 Lenil to Ihe mvatln itower
Ol the Btrangu ti, Iji.l- ami the l.rwili u
And the face of Lfauly wulu (he wrath
01 holy uftiyit uurt kulghtiy faith '
But ev?r I hear tin iiinlortom
A subtle, Hoi jowful, wonlh sa moan ;
The dylnir note of a funeral bell j
The fultiuinif sigh ol alie-t l'uix, il ;
And ever I see. through lurid haze,
lli sombre jiliuDioins of other Juv ---
In liiiht n!i -a'l an the ruin it frets.
The roll mn lltrhr of a huh that wis.
Ah, never a k " 1 ftin youth drctm on .
As it need lodreuiu in ihe tuuimrrs yvii '
For round it da-lies the tide of year ;
lUeyn ure 1U1 Leiicd with mill of ten ;
Its holies are wro aa the fuding grans,
Aad nothing it wiMied iiun i .m.e to t-.-i.
Tint oh, it is u ild iu hit heait thi day.
Who Imflthesa lilei;iK mid speed aav
In trtii-t. when the flam of triumph wave.
Where hi- hoiiI 1 mooted he luav ilud hid grave.
THOS. J. KISRTH,
General Insurance Agt.
Ay nl l'r
St, Louis Fire Insurance Co.,
German of Freeport, Illinois,
Assetts, $400,000 OOJ
Germania Life of New York,
Asserts, $7,000,000 00.
1 respectfully .oli( It a -liuie el public
Off,ee ia the Alexauiler Couuty Bank.
No Ml Ohio I,eve.
7 t; if.
O'CALLAHAN ic HALL,
Slato Ho of era,
Hoofing and Guttering a Specialty
Slate Roofllng a Specialty in
ny part of Southern Illinois.
Lightning Rods, Pumps, Stoves
JoM.UK PrssVtlf Dob.
A POSITIVE PROTECTION FROM. EXPLOSION
Safest, Cheapest and
' 1 j -f a a -
Family Safeguard Oil.
Advantages ot : laiae over ok Oils.
Some j.i i n, not familiar with oil-, wim li ive not the tune or Inrlioitlon to uuka
an anitly-K ! wli y
Elaine, tho Family Safeguard Oil,
Han.lini: K.O .v;. Kiro-To-l-sliouM he ii.ed in ,rr-trrc nee to tue or.llli-n j- l.ea'lllght oili.
ot I .-ft .W. tc-t, coMIng le to which we make ainwer fallow. :
KLAINT. I- l:,l.en out at a point in tho Uetlllalion, w here It In tree from harakhnk,
HEVlsr, an.la.ltti.-eroiiHKwl.lrh iieontalne.lin alt heaj-llht and kero.cne oils,
tin-l the jii 1,1 out ot a Kiveu nmntint ol entile oil I-vn y nmall, whi.-h make the ,.ot
Liirlierthan il.i.tol l.in,.liKht. M.Al.NK in, claimed, non-explohlve an.l perlc. tly
afe; w,m-cM on Unary head-lijflit f.ila contain a great deal ot parafline, and Urn lilhr
the tent the hrsMer they are and the more paiatline they contain. Thi exce of p:.r
fline oh.itt ih Hthe wirli, thtin preventing to agreat extent th e-cape ol II.- .langerou
(?a-. and cau-iie, in mine caes, thoe terrible explosion- which happen . fiTiiently.
The co-t of l'.lain on street Tars, taken from an iver'ape of one year, on one ol tn
laiyr't line- In rilUhtiri,'. wa- only I J ctiti p.-r mcht for two liKht per ear.
Directions how to Test
:ce :ed jQl. n xy :m qe ; n,.
Take tiny common l.erocne or coal oil lamp you we lit to u-e. I.tt it l -lao. auJ
do not u -a a wick that has hecn u-s-d in any other oil. Kill the howl with KUlu. mi l'
tiller liiflitwK (he lump, unscrew the burner and let lire lo the wick 'at tho lower fud,
aud gradually imuier-i: it In the howl of the lamp ; instead of the Limine ipiiltlng, a
would he the cast- with ordinary oil-, it will extinguL-h the flame on the wick h. It eulr
ihe oil ; then civw the burner lihlou the limp, lilt it up nud carry It m a very tail
less person .r child would, -Lie ways or uptilde Oawn, und It will invariably j ant; or
upet it, at if by accident, and Ihe name result will be accompli-hed. Tbcu take the
w ick and place u In a hulf pint mea-ure or other open e- tilled w ilh Klalne, set on
end ou lire, and w ith a piece of wire, or a nail, move the burning wick about iu the oil.
Alter being saii-hed that the Klaine will not ignite, remove the w ick, and place it bum
ing upon a shovel or board, and when it Is all l i a fiauie, pour ttaKlaloe from tha
measure or upon the burning ma,"ainl It will he immediately extlnguUhed. lie
ure and pour plenty of K.luine upon lite Haute, or else the flame being the troueat, will
consume thu oil jiut :e water i consumed when a hon-e i on fire.
Exclusive Agents for Southern Illinois, and
the adjacent country South and
West of Cairo.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills,
For all tha purpoaei or a Family Phyaio s
end tor curing Costivenean, Jaundice,
indigestion. Foul Stomach, Hreath.
ileaUache, ifciryaipelaa, llhouma.
t lam, Eruptions and Skin Disease,
iiuiouaness, Dropsy, Tumors,
Worms, IWeurulKia; as a Din
ner tiii, tor purify inn the Blood,
jCI Aro the most
V'Nf , v effective mul
r7 eontrcninl pur
5" native ever iIIh-
r23 Y-jYL covered. They
are mini, mil
the bo w e 1 s
k ii r e I v .' it 1 1
tle iti their ip
Alt l.x.w.l. ..
are fitlll the most thorough ami search
ins cathartic mediclno that cau bo
employed j cleansing the htomaeli ami
loweln, nnd even thp blood. In small
loses of one pill a day, they stimulate
the digestive organs ami promote vig
Ayeu'8 1'iLLa have been known for
more than a quarter of a century, ami
have obtained a world-wide reputation
for their virtues. Tliey correct dis
eased action lii tho several assimila
tive organs of tho body, ami aro s
composed that obstruction within
their rango can rarely withstand or
cvado them. Not only do they euro
tho every-day romplainti of every
body, but alsu formidable and danger
ous diseases that have baflled the best
tt human skill. AVhllo they produeo
powerful effects, they are, at the samo
time, tho fsafest and best physic for
children. By their aperient action
they gripe, much less than tho common
rurgatlves, and never give pain when
the bowels are not Inflamed. They
reach the vital fountains of the blood,
and strengthen tho system by freeing
It from the elements of weakness.
Adapted to all ages and conditions
In all climates, containing neither
calomel nor any deleterious drug,
these Pills may bo taken with safety
by anybody. Their sugar-coating pre
serves theni ever fresh and makes
them pleasant to take; while being
purely vegetable, no harm can aris
from their use In any quantity.
Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass.,
r radical and Analytical CUsmliU.
0T.PBT ALE PBCQQ1ST3 tVTBTTTHIRK,
s V I " I I'l I
This thoitsand, two hmuhfd and filly flollsrs
WortU ol ui Hapain-r advfrti.iuK, at uiihliabttra'
rsus. iriyu lor TiiO. au.l a tbrw inouthH' not
tveptod io V oiDtfroiiiailvrtJcNorreiOD
iliilltr. ArinlMt lUt, k visn uatna. character,
dual daily and weekly iitrulation aail arbediilw
ktas of advertioinif, sent five to any address.
A (. lily ti tit-o. 1'. KuwWI A Co., XVwiapr
Atlvtrtihing AtfUls, 41 1'alk KoW, N. X.
Best Light Known !
.. i ) I
A Curious Cfoed Thing
Tbst coorts iDT(itloai
'ILst coodunrs prrjuiiic.
it rrsEa all
Tr aad A an la vry ram,
I)ispula. rrIS l.lr,
lerlf 1, Mii.waUsaai,
llvatdacliv, l.lvrr t'uaiu. Hrt DImua.
falas In Hlr, Hark mm klMMk, mim.
.'h1" sr mrurmmm A-aaa Tar
ll l.ltrr Had ludlarsllttn.
lo dosing 4beaB)tlB)Ca'. '
Is mpdi. gifd ith rlft'i'tlTS composnds. Cans if
siiurptiou, rtiHK un I he liTer snj tuiusch I mm ill
tly, UkiuK fn.in Ihe .jit. iu rry urtivl ut slsi.
ri nj Biliuui puiou.
Us. V. W. FatscbiiI):
l Uksplssiurs iu l.itifjlrf thf II. ltnau's Asa
l'(l lia cured s.. proiiiny uJ vflniUKllr. ol lb
lull., nnd, in sddltluli to tbia.it ti( psrnisusstlf
cured uio uis t..,pid s tin c.l tlia liver, wlilcli list
iil.jt.rted in to peifodirkl bilious attacks; sad,
t..i,uM, I Ki,i 10 uJUiu Utur hosltb lbu
I ti-r tttvlvv it.
Bop tfallr roars.
. JiiSKI'M U. TltORNTOM,
Asitnt I'untiuaattir, Ciuriuusti, O.
id. 1 bornti.it is fll kiiowsas tli cuiuumudcr of
uu ludiauii Uiiutfiil iu that war itU tbo CouUJer-
I'ticet2. Will snd tf nmil 'bn drUKitlsU do not
Kfrp I lie in . Hrnd I. il hunk t mi I ui III ug iniub tslbsbls
iiiluriiiatii.ii aim ut ibis under tul t uralila.
Dr. D.f.Faircliilil, Prop., Cincinnati, 0.
A N l AU L K AND L 1 V CU 1 A. PS. tb t ba st"
:e.t", a".'L rU!l A "liuusl riotVtloa tot
AND III HATED It clumsy snip riis, and ucilar
other names. Dolus ars a deldir Dolaoii olhsra no
it At Do: sotten up to sell ou the repuUtloo of tba
Ki i AND HIONATCK1. tUrsb; afvia-
l"g diaaipolutuiut and luipositiwB.
Dealer in Fresh Me a
otwaen' WaaUloaaan aa4 Oaaanksrcla
Avanwaa, aAJol&lnir Uaasy's.
XT K EPS for sal tl.s Ust Basf, Fart. U nttM
wm . w, u.w, , aw., mmtm mm a-w
m4 tc srv fautilla It. aa aooaaUUa mti aar