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MoNtv JANCMIT 19 t891
A man most feel At boma to be easy 10
conversation. Bend a osrber to congress
and be will not talk at ell.
FINIS IS Y1UTTEN.
death's ;Hand Writes' the End
X of Bancroft's Record.
THI GHEAT HISTOEIAK IS KO MOKE.
MoRk lead than gold was mined laat
year in Colorado and the value of the sil
ver mined was over twenty million dollar!).
A Atcbinson (Kan.) woroso Rot up
in ber sleep, lit lamp and went to sew
ing. . .After workin a while sbe ran the
needle in ber finger and awoke.
The 1'ni'iin thinks itself competent to
liive good advice to Congressman Cable
Probably, however, Mr. Cable would pre
for to have tlmt meet continue ita original
attitude toward bitn. Tbe Union' abuse
and misrepresentation seems to have been
particularly beneficial to Mr. Coble.
The L'nion'i present soltoituile for Mr.
Cable is something wonderful if not really
patbetic. It is afraid tbat be will not be
reelected in '1)3. because be bas seen fit
to go to Eutope for a couple of months.
There is about as much sense in this ar
gument, as there was in all tho Vnion't
opposition to him in 18U0. But never
mind about 'U2! Mr. Cable's majority
then will be larger than it was last year
The reported dropping of tbe contested
election cases by both democrats and re
publicans at Springfield, was an unfound
ed rumor, at least as far as tbe bouse' is
concernt (1. The election committee of
tbat body ia still considering tbe Hamit-
ton-Butzow case, and tbe probabilities
are strongly in avor of tbe plaintiff. The
republican gante of bluff in the senate
hasn't ti Cuen-d tbe democrats in their de
sire to give jue'bw to whom justice is
A wkdiuno occurred at Springfield the
other evening tbat bas created something
of a sensation owing to tbe conflicting
faith of the contracting parties, tbe bride
being a Roman Cat blic and tbe groom an
ambitious young Jew. Tbe remarkable
feature of the wedding is that the groom
bas been brought up in the Hebrew faith
while his bride is a communicant in the
Catholic church as are also all of her fam
ly. The difference in religion has made
tbe girl's parents opposed to the maniage,
while tbe parents of tbe groom appear to
be ignorant of the fact that their son con
templated getting anamed.
Tbe St. Louis Ulobe-Democrat answers
a question often asked, as to bow tbe
two parties have stood numerically in
the bouse of representatives during the
last half dozen congresses: From justbe
fore the war on the Forty-fourth con
gress, the popular branch of which was
chosen in 1874. the bouse of represents
fives was in tbe control of the republi
cans. In that congress and subsequently
tbe parties stocil thus at tbe lima of or
ganization. Eorty-fourtb, democratic
plurality ttO; Forty-fifth, democratic ma
jority III; Forty-six, democratic plurality
16; Forty-scventb, republican plurality
11; Forty-eiglit, democratic plurality 84;
Forty-ninth, democratic majority 43;
Fiftieth, democratic plurality lfi; Fifty
first (present congress, ) republican ma
jority 8. The republicans by contests,
however, have increased their lead to 20
in the present house.
Ninety Yenra of Work Rudileafy and
Peacefully KurtVd at the Call af the
Peremptory Maen(fei Some Arrnaat
of the" Srrvtee of the ta- Man li
.Iterator, tVlltles. aud Wlplomney
His Settlement of the C.ermnn Kb
ptriiitii.ir''Ga" Kf"rn" lo ,h"
Washington rrTT, Jan. 19. -At tbe ripe
Old ace of over 90 vea." Oeoray Bancroft,
tbe eminent historian, diod in this city
Snttinhiv afternoon, and nltho tl n81
beTr'for some time felt by his frie;"K a
well us the public In general, that hei'""
not much longer for this world, liisdeAJ1
ereiitly shocked the cotiiiiitinity. Since his
rcttini from Newport bis henlth been
Is'tter than for several eensontfpaM; :but
It tv:ioiil the rally In-fore the mifrerluYr,
and n lieu ilt-nlh came it eimie suuvlenljr
but -Hffnlly. after twetity-fotir hours
of iini'ono'i.iti'iictt. Het.sik to his bed
thn-e days previous to hi death, bnt
r.i'lier n a mutter v( preeatitlou, tlie
weather In-iuu iiiiu-urfMy 'oM, than any
thin-' ele. iittnx John C. sua with
hiiik In ho lat i
Imiiimlljki' t'auw of IIU Death.
Mr. Ilaitcrst, up to about a week affo,
wis in fair haltli, with an excellent appe
tite and un unimpaired capacity forrefrvh-lu-f
sleep, lif .' week hefore last he caught a
slight cold. Still be otitinllfd to take
otitdtMir ercL-e until Jan. 15, ww
statl mIk4, the weathtr ot
for his uil exercise and he went
TwoveJraMKo he had a severe attack of
. . - I . - . , i.;... i.k tuui ttw four or
uuettun ua th oauwip1'
was ,defeatea as wx . y
voting with the Demo
ment offered by .es
clause peniiitttng perst j
citizens to stn ap
on was tabled 83 ti-
by Wolcott providin S $
for persons "claimini S
were not citizens, wa. f
Dltlnt Think Iat
Reagan wanted the list
petitions for supervisors kfr
could be examined ; Jr
Hoar objected that ln'i
eoantry those sijrnem Wrj.
they were known. Th.i
defeated, the vice preajden
cisive vote, and Teller. f
and Quay voting with tnej
amendment offered oyT?
the worda"and shall -g
ejime" was ai?reed U,JS
jection thereto. Sercraq
nients makiug verbal cfaan
to; also a resolution by Mar
the treasury for 'the accel
Daven port. " '
Notice of lha.'l.'toV
Aftr some furtJrer diwA
, ve notice that Ou Tueadaj J
?uv -lie senate jto proceed t..
tion or V" "S1'"'0" 10
.w ! Suppose
of the senate,
ahall have thcTViglk
Morgan. "Xo you ra. , '
Aldrich replied: Tb "-&3
tlce. I siiiiitow 'the elecii f;
pASKed by that time," ,ka s
Itemocrativ side. "Then; en
Moivan, "the chance of rttlf
ply to the election. btlvK '
print ion bills nod 'otherS.V
Shortly after this the Ci f
Telegrams have been sent
Republican seuatorn nrviol
which kept bim iu bed for four or
s. and as lie was in ins w" J"
.rMhonsions were felt for bis life.
red, however, though never after
hens st rone as be bad formerly
has beeu decidl that tlie iiint-r-
iike place from St. Joiiu s r.c"-
n.i -h..i, t.vnmrrow. but tlie mienumiv
will h t Worcester. Mass.. where bis
Wife is buried.
' in. .uf 1 llirarv 1'ork.
ii. Knrtw ultnnst ud to the end.
his last work being ajtory of Polk'a ad-
millijtrauou. but tnie nc was Biinpa
hntlou nwinif to ulvauciui: years.
His last complefeil work was a bors: f
the foraatiou of the constitution, aryj
lnriiifir the last de-aile he revised his CrtSt-
est work, the "History of th United
States," going over it in critical style and
eliminating iu flowery rhetorical features.
jla bJ been well known by everybody in
tins city oy nis love or ouuloor exercise.
particularly horseback riding, which he
had to discontinue sometime since. Ho
then substitute! walking, being alwar!
attendtxl by an old servant. He lived
here in a large, old fashioued double house
on H street, in a fashionable neighlMtr-
hood, and his garden here as at New nort
was tilled with choice roses, in winch
flower he delighted.
1O0R IBLAMTD ABQTTB. XfOVPAY, JAKtT A TtV 10.
A BUSY AND USEFUL LIFE.
The Iubiique Timet pays this beauti
ful tribute to the singer and noble heart
ed woman, who died rece nlly at Salt Lake
The will of the late Kmma Abbott
shows the boundless love of this woman
for humanity and for (lod, on which tbo
former ia based. She has made a most
judicious ue of her wealth. After pro
vuling for her family, which is in accord
ance with nature, sbe leaves tbe balance
of her vast estate to charitable purposes,
in which Jew and (lenlile Catholic and
Protestant arc alike beneficiaries. It Is
the custom of the churches to regard the
theatrical profession, as iniiiili
-tT?tsllanUy. but this noble
woman by ber pure life and by
generous distribution of her
wealth shows that thee people can be as
deeply imbued with the spirit of Christ,
which is love, aj any other. In loving
her fellow men she loved Ood and that is
is its most beautiful expression. She
saw in each and t very form of religious
belief, in each and every charitable organ
ization. the implorinc hands ofjhumanity
uplifted, blindly perhaps, but sincerely to
our "Father which is in Heaven," and she
recognized each and si', Peace be to her
ashes, and may we . leave this world as
pure and untouched by the stain of mor
tal sin as was this noble 1 dv. hj said
sbe was not afraid to die. and tbat her
next song would be sung in heaven.
After rive Years.
Youns Sinithers hadn't visited the
family Tor five years, and now, as he sat
in the parlor where the servant had
usheml bim into, his thoughts naturally
went l.,if k to the tunc when last he had
been in the s.iiue place. lie easily re
called tho faces of his friend and his
friend's wife, nnl then ho remembered
the child of the household, a small,
weazen fa. .-d, shrill voiced, decidedly
objectional.1- (,-irI. Ilt-r e then might
have bwn fi years, it might have been 9,
it miaht have Wn VJ. A bachelor'
idea of a child's a,'o is apt to be vague:
Whatever the ao, ho breathed a silent
prayer that his call might be made
withnnt tin: introduction of the houae
iioM's ol.j.-ctionablo pet. It did not oc-
nr tliim that fiv? years might have
H.ltcried flic objectionable features.
His call wn progressing finely; he
found Iris lmstesa as charming as ever,
and their talk, mostly of the past, was
as agrne.-iblf and pleasant as he had an
ticipated. Then there came tho Bound
of a step on the stair nnd of the turning
of thp.li.or knob.
T.y lii" i,y," said his hostess, "I won
der if you remember our daughter.
Here she comes."
Hefore ho could answer thfc door waa
opened and in walked the child. She
was tbe same weazen faced, shrill voiced
girl that he had objected to five years
before. New York Evening Sun.
Catarrh la Celorado-
I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry ca
tarrh. It proved a cure. B. F. M.
Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
as a remedy for catarrh which it apgTa
vated by alkaline dust and dry winds.
W. A. Hover, Drusist. Denver.
I can recommmd Ely s Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dty catarrh from per
sonal experience. Micbeal Heir, Phar
Ely's Cream Balm has c ared many cases
or catarrh. It is in conitant demand.
fo. W, Iloyt, Pharmacist, Cheynne,
DUtliigulshe.l Both In Literature
f n-orae Bancroft was bom at Worcester.
Mass., Ik-t. 8, ISO. He was one of a numer
ous family, was educated at Exeter, N'. H.,
under Dr. Abbott, who saw that be had
the stamina of a distinguished man." In
1S13 he entered Harvard college, and being
graduated with high honors in 1S17, went
tbe following year to Germany to pursue
bis studies, receiving his degree as doctor
of philosophy at fiottingen in l3o. Mr.
Kancroft later visited Berlin, and made
an extensive tour in Germany, Switzer
land. Italy, and England, enjoying oer
sonal acquaintance with many of the most
distinguished men of the period in those
countries. He returned to America in
1SH, and was for a year tutor of Greek at
Harvard college. He had been designed
for the ministry, and preached some ser
mons, but abandoued that profession for
the pursuit of letters.
Uli Must Enduring Monument.
Mr. Bancroft's most enduring fame will
rest upon his History of the United States
from the discovery of the American con
tinent, of which tbe first volume appeared
in 1C34. Mr. Bancroft had early associated
himself with the Democratic party, and
was in the lecture room and on the stump
a frequent and earnest advocate of its
principles. In Janary. 183s. he was d
pointed by President Van Buren collector
of the port of Host cm. an offlce which be
held until the accession of Harrison in
ls41, discharging the duties with marked
energy and fidelity. Ia 1S44 be was the
Democratic candidate for governor of
Massachusetts, hut was not elected. In
March of the following year he was called
by Presideut Polk to a seat in his cabinet
as secretary of the navy, a position which
be hem until Sept. 1MX.
Establishes the Naval S. lioo
His brief tenure of tbe navy department
was slgiiHlize.1 by several needed reforms,
and especially by two mportant additions
to its usefulness the naval school at An
napolis and the astronomical observatory
at Washington City. Mr. Bancroft re
signed his seat in the cabinet to accept
ine appointment t! minister nlenipoten
ttary to Great Britain, where he remained
until the summer of lsrty. His residence
in Ijoudou, apart from the distinguished
post he occupied as Jj,s .country a Tepre
seiit1..t.i.r. dri.el vet further luster from
"tiTe'liitimate association into which he
was called with the eminent men of let
ters and statesmen of the day. Of such
were Macauley, Milman, Grote, Rogers,
Dickens, Whewell, Peel, and Brougham,'
in England; and, in France, Guizot,
Migne, Lamartiue, lie Tocqueville and
Two Celebrated Orations.
Upon his return home be made New
York hia residence, and at the obsequies
held there upon the passageof the remains
of President Lincoln through tbat city
after the assassination in April, ltm, Mr.
Bancroft, by request of the municipal
government, delivered tbe eulogy. ln
February following, by invitation of con
gress and in the presence of tbat body and
tho assembled nlhcers of the government
no pronounced an oration upon tbe life
and services of Abraham Lincoln in the
house of representatives at Washintrt,
City. In the summer of 1867 Mr. Bancroft,
""e me appointment ol minister plen-,
Ipotentiary at Berlin. The kingdom of
Prussia at this time, aa a result of the
civil war of the previous year with Austrian
had formed with tbe lesser states of north
Germany the North German Confedera
tion, and to it tha new envoy was also ac
credited. HueeeM aa a Diplomatist.
Mr. Bancroft at once applied himself to
the settlement of an international ques
tion which for three-quarters of a century
had been an unceasing source of discord
between the United States and Germany,
as well as other European powers On
Feb. 22. IWi, six months after his urrival
at. Berlin, a treaty was concluded ty him
with the Jfjrth German Confederation,
mutually recognizing the right of expat
riation and naturalization. Treaties to
like effect were during the ensuing sum
mer concluded by Mr. Bancroft with the
remainiug (then separate; powers of Ger
many. Clonliii tun of nil c,M.
He came home in 1874, and since then
had lived in this city. In the above year he
published the tenth volume of f is History
of the United States. -J n the Succeeding
years Mr. Bancroft devoted bJnself whol
ly, in continuation of bis grt'at work, to
tbe preparation of the history of the form
ation of the constitution, which appeared
in two volumes in tbe spring.' of IStti Mr.
Bancroft's hours of relaxayion had been
tor many years devoted to toe enthusiastic
culture of the rose, of which his collection
both at Washington City and at Newport
surpasses probably in number or varieties
and perfection of specimens any other
private collection io the country.
CONCLUDED TO REVST SUNDAY.
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Senator Adjonra After Thirty Hours'
Session Tha Ft(-ht To Be Forcvd.
WAsiirsoTos Crrr, Jan. 19. After thirty
hours devoted to a straggle over the elec
tion bill the senate at p. m. Saturday ad
journed to Monday when, it was an
nounced, the tight would be resumed
Faulkner had tha
v.,. oiuni, morning ( 4 o'clock ... A
he had it all throng, th. weary
til 10:30 a, m. 8uf4iy. Me yZ .u'
ed by Witai ofinrlni. . ,"QC-
tb. oratory -i rl Th.n
votes were taken The flt Was nn
amendment c. !T, m on Vefs
tate ot t" . wml,f
niMtat a caucus v -
to beheld probaoiy
mode of procedure aunug
tlie bill. At this caucus";
ing of the cloture- rl
will lie discussed, ai
lieved that a antistaciow
will be effected an
caucuses in connection wij
bill do not hold out tnuf
vocates of the mewjcil,
of. tbe matter. Tile K.
qaoroin now, the refcr
dler and Farwell msu
is no likelihood that ( . I
an a last resort, attetJf ll
rivn by leaving t'iaavv5
THEIR STAT EM E
The C, M.
9 pinxvnnui r.
Chicago, Tao. miucH
and St. .Paul raiawsy rtlc)
gard tlie-.'walkout ot the)
station ageots as of consei
a few 4laya, the e"ua
claim,, the..'meu whavha
not be misaed. ; Geu"'
said: "Seventy aeve .
but eight meu on th
asked to be taken -brfc.
employs 1.700 owratc-, nit
evident that no gresi d, J
vcriniuijr uut wsuugu -UJ
or to impair oar tram :
cancy was proknptly f T!
At the st 1
eling over the
and advised tie
that fullv as
were expected to quit, art
cases their places bad t
new men. Some of these f
remained only a few hours
r t j
A Boycott Mali
Omaha, Neb., Jan.
yesterday afternoon of rent
era tors of tbe Lrjs!rsTa
this city, it was resolve
put on the C, M. and
neither freight nor past
that road when they
ed in ratjjA
ASKED HI J BROTHL
Illinois Alliance t
. Uemoermt for 8a
one of the V. M. B. A '
islature, receui.ly wrt;
C. Cockrell, f Ei- St. '
vice as to how to note on-5
question. The brother has
effect tbat it is the repress
to do everything be boneetl.
the electiou of an F. M
Unite,' States senator, br
have discharged ttm--and
mauner that it ws
world that thef" -and
you thd ,S;5T)
very best thin8 which I
to do for youv constituent
wish to cons'l,er ,D8 ne
hope and trit1 ya wiU e
and ln keerf,lnK with the
support Ge'- Jbn M.
however, ifos1"" that
Martin, e?1"1 other Kepi
politician. are aimply op--Von
c..l never afford.
10 difference w
vote for ar '
The biennial report of tilth' State
for the two fiscal years eluded
lj, shows that the amonutt of,l
tne . state treasury
was 31,87a,217. Am.
from Oct. 1, 1
1WU, $104J1.83i Am,
from Oct- 1, 1S8S, to Sepi
UMf 'Ibe aggregate of
tne tax-books for 188
for 18S0 30,8a),943 Outittandin v
the state amount to tl9.50U , Tb
been called lu by tbe governor,
ifnl Explosion Under a Ho
tel at Fir.dlay, Ohio.
INDEED GUESTS IMPEEELLED.
elTt I-atei and the Carnage Would
Been A ful Two Girls Killed
Other Permna Fatally Hurt Vp-
1 of Manholes at Chl-a-o The
a 1'oman'a Head Cat OnT and
Brains Mr altered in the Street
iJIng Blow a rp at Omaha.
VLAT, O., J in. Two lives saeri
a dozen rsons maimed, and a
linrf shattertd are the result of a fear
Val gas eiplosion yestertlay in one
'ing I otela of this city. It is
eat disaster Findlay has ever
from the use of natural gas.
.o.-ioti XHJurred shortly before 8
.a in tlie afternoon while the guests
he Hotel Marvin were waiting to be
iimoned to dii ner, and had it happened
ew minutes later the loss of life would
.ve been appalling. Yesterday morning
.lis discovered thnt gas was escaping
uri a leading pipe somewhere into the
ling room, aud Mr. Marvin, the owner
. tbe building, with three plumbers,
icnt the entire orenoon trying to locate
The Parlor Match lay In Walt.
Aliont 1 o'clock they entered a chamber
ath the diuing room and found
an accumulation of gas that tbev
.uld not breatiie, and it was suggested
tlat a bole be sa s-ed through the floor into
tlie dining room iu order to obtain fresh
air. This was done, and just aa the bole
:is made one t f the dining room girls
w ho waa sweeping the floor stepped upon
match and in an instant an explosion
crurred which not only wrecked tbe
uilding, but ki led two girls and maimed
mi injured neai ly adozen other employes,
he force of the explosion was so great
that it blew out the flame of the ignited
gas amino tire followed the awful ruin
which the shock had caused.
K11I11 and Heath It r so Its.
Tbe whole city was rocked as in an
earthquake by tlie courussion, and all the
windows on the square were demolished,
while the wreck of the hotel building was
all but complete, the only rooms in the
honse escaping destruction being tlie par-
tors and otnee. nearly 10U people were
waiting in their rooms to be called to din
ner w lien the explosion occurred, and, as
a matter of fact, one of the clerks. Prank
Poundstone, wa on his way to make this
announcement -xben the fatal accident
happeucL Tbe clerk was caught in the
falling debns and was painfully injure.
hen the work of rescuing the dead and
dying was begun it was found that Katie
Walters, a waitress, had been killed out
right. Ella .lot nson, a dining-room girl.
was round aliv.) under a mass of brick
and mortar, but sbe died short ly after be
ing carried to a place of safety.
A Long List ol Casual! let.
-!everal others received fatal hurts.
amomi mem oeing iate rmoiiry, another
diniug room girl, who, although she is
still alive, cannot recover. Anson E. Mar
vin, owner of the building, who with the
plumliers, wa under tbedining room floor
pKhen the explosion occurred, was probably
wan) injiireii. as ne iiiuaieu tne name
from the gas. Following is a list of tbe
tilled: Katie V alters, dining room girl,
iged IS, .nstan ly killed; Ella Johnson,
""if room girl, died shortly after being
.1 irom 1 ne ruins.
.ie injureu a"e: Katie tfeioney, serious-
onrned ahou the face and will lose one
e; Carrie McG raff, cut and badly burned;
i"1-- Vonndst. .lie. clerk, severely burned;
" renrli, porter at the hotel, cut on
and head, but will recover;
r'ranfc Andrews, one of the proprietors.
right eye knocked out and seriously
mrned aiwint tl e race and throat; Charles
Graves, Philip Weil, Jack ('ahi)l. plumb
ers, all shocked and stunned, but will soon
hetbeniselves; Anson K. Marvin, hotel
roprietor. probably faia.'lr injured.
Money Loss of S3S,ooo.
The financial ioss will be about f-!5.oo0
the 'milding and IU,0un on the furui
e.l fully covered by insurance. It is
stion, however, whether auy insur
will be realized, as none of the de
!ou was ivrought by tire. The ex
t throughout the city over this
.be baa never been equaled since
'lecame a municipality,
ICAG0 STREETS UNSAPE.
Knight Templars to the Rescue
A NOVEL CASE OF SKIS-GRAFTINGr.
f unt 1
L au, i
sk sari 170
T - I
therefore ceased to draw interev. f glass cut
jmois central railroad paid Int K
during the year 78,37a, being 7.
of its gross earnings. The totoli
paid into the treasury bVthls ro
March Si, 1855, is 812, 103t3i. .
Everythlnc Serene atrTo'eka j
ToPEKA, Kan., Jan. 'Serpra;
bers of the senate lia in inter
on the report that the decide
jonrn the senate jBfioT"ptiJ -flr
Humphreys .to name a sif
galls if the honse unseated seven
licans. They all agreed tbat no s
was contemplated. The honse S
passed the senate resolution to ffr.
to the destitute in northwest J
Leading Alliance members d f
is no intention on their pur f .
thing revolutionary in the wi.a-
ing Republicans. "i
Hia Canilllatnu Htnd Bin a 1
Atchison, Kan., Jan. 10. A mat
ing of Republicans waa held here
day, at wbi;h resolutions wrel
instructing State Senator Ffs
this senatorial district to votft 'r
election of Senator logalla r
announced his intention of V
aploalitis In a Moment A Wom
an's Head Crashed.
'Alio, Jan IU. Three explosions of
lat shook t be earth for several blocks
il J.ickson street and Wabash ave-
00k place at 3.30 oVlock Saturday
oon. Tin- flying pieces of iron and a
rin of crashing glass dealt death and
Tbe killed nnd maimed are: Mrs.
ored, instantly killed; F. Sheldon,
n.l; I . II. Maack, cut on hands
esse Hrowu, face cut nnd head
u.( Porter, 4 years old, bruised
'ad and breast.
an. of the Oleaster,
. aine from tbe manholes
is containing the electric
The first explosion took place
street, just east of State, fol
an intermission of but a few
y a m .re violent one west of the
it Wuhash avenue, and a still
1 concussion east of Wabash
eTtw. The c.iuse was hail insulation of
"t aking gas pipes, and the
"Wthat the heavv tons of
. - ,
re broken Into pieces.
ss in the windows near
bits, and the shower of
lierof people slightly.
ate of Mr. Roea.
Xjn , MJIhs just crossing Jackson
street le ' Aionzo 1'orter, when
theer' on,t that corner occurred. A
of the man -hole cover struck
1 te -nple, and plowed its way
r skull, cutting the top of her
id emptying it of her brains,
1 scattered on the roadway
1. Her frightful fnte waa
i.undreds. A physician gath
nins and tbe body was taken
laker's. A policerran had
! one man-hole cover when
ioie Holhllna; to Ruina.
19. At 9 o'clock last night
'.losion shook the build-
irner of Twenty-first and
ets, and when tbe smoke
wfts discovered that the)old
occupied by Klein & apie
ale liiiuor house was com
died, together with a Cl-',l)OU
. In tha ruinaiSK. Kdy ol
" iw"f. tm""t Turned to a
'.Job ex- loamujsn,
One Hundred and Thlrl..Tn ri.i..
Maaona Contribute to Make a Fellow
Member Whole Each Loars A boat s
8iuare loch of Kb Cuticle. V hlch Is
Transferred lo the Patient's Body
Nnnday Work That Waa Well lhrae.
t'HK ago, Jan. 1(1. One hundred and
thirty-two Knight Templars belonging to
the St. Ilentard commandery of Chicago
assembled yesterday morning at the Chi
cago Emergency hospital to dedicate part
of their cnticie to the relief of the suffer
ings of a brother. Sir Knight J. O. Dicker
son, who lay hovering between life and
death at tbe hospital. He has been afflict
ed for some time nat with rarcinnone, a
grievous kind of cancer. Hospital sur
geons had rut away the cancer, but left a
deep wound on the back near the hip of
the stricken knight. Skin grafting from
lower animals had been tried, but without ,
success. To snatch him from death 144
square inches of human cuticle were re
quired to cover the granulated surface of
The tint to Feel tha Knife.
It w.is to supply this quantity of cuticle
that the knights met at their asylnm, 137
Kinzie street, at 0 a. m., and marched to
the hospital to give a part of themselves
for their afflicted comrade. A cold frosty
wind I lew in their faces as the first squad
of sixty men walked along Wells street.
Sir Knight F. M. Smith, of b Dearborn
street, led the squad. He waa a proud
man yesterday. His waa the first arm to
feel tbe knife and Ids strip ot living akin
the first to be placed On hia sick brother's
wound. None of tbe knights was in tint
form. It was felt to be a matter of life
and death to Dickerson and all display
Preparations for tha Ordeal.
Elaborate preparations had been made
to insure tbe success of the operation. Jan.
14 a fiat was issued from the commandery
to the men who had been chosen to sacri
fice a portion of their cnticie to save their
sick brother. The instructions told the re
ceiver that he was found physically fit to
become one of the happy knights. Ha
was ordered to lirir.g his own razor and
see that it was honed and sharpened well.
1 ne night preceding the operation he was
to take a bath. I'ndue exercise ami alco
holic stimulants were not to lie indulged
in for twenty-four hours liefore tbe event
ful morning. All regulations wer. strict
Putting the Patient to Sleep.
Dr. Fenger, the chief physician of the
Emergency hospital, had marshaled his
force of assistants iu the 0eraliug room
on the third floor. Sir Knight Dickerson
was placed on a couch on t be oiierating ta
ble, lie looked bright and cheerful, and
recognized his comrades as they gathered
around Ii 1 111. Dm. Hernaoer, K. 1 Ieon
ard, T. I). Palmer. C. S. Tavlor, C. ,
Strickland. W. 11. Ballard and li. F. To
bias assisted iu tbe operation, llentist C.
li. Platt.-nhurg administered nitrous oxide
gas as an anaesthetic to the patient. With.
out a struggle Dickerson 's head fell hack
ward on tbecomh. lie was unconscious.
In the nieantimethe knights had taken off
their coats and rolled up their shirt
Performing the Operation.
The strip of skin was to le cut from the
left arm. Alcohol was rubbed into the
Hres to kill microbes and germs that
might have sought a habitation in the epi
dermis. As soon as the influence of tie
anaesthetic appeared iu the patient's con
dition. Dr. Fenger railed for Sir Knight
r. M. Smith. He was at Ins el
now in a moment. Ills own razor
flashed for a second along the
inner portion of the biceps on tbe left arm.
Dr. Fenger sewed a thin strip of skin
about one-and-a-half inches long, and bore
it away to the unconscious was
pla.-ed genlv -1 .u, granulated surface
u-b-Te the cancer had flourished. "Next,"
shouted the doctor, and another knight,
and after bim another, rushed forward
eager to offer bis arm to tbe keen razor.
"Next." "next." "next,'' came so rapidly
that Dr. Bernauer began to slice the strips
of skin aa a man cuts bacon.
The Way It Will Work.
Finally all the raw space on the ulcer
was covered and the operation was com
plete. All tbe stris may not adhere to
the granulated surface. The porliou
that do. however, will form a nucleus for
the growth ot skin over tbe whole wound.
That which fails to grow will dry and fall
off like tb: slough of a snake. Antiseptic
bandages were wrapped carefully around
the patched wound, and the knight was
borne to his couch in ten days tbe first ban
dages will lie taken off and new ones put
on. Not Is-fore thirty days will it lie
known alisolutely tbat tbe new cuticle
bas made itself at borne on tbe back of Sir
Knight Dickerson. Within ten days the
scarred arms of the sacrillcial knights will
be thoroughly healed.
H'S WIDOW AND HER LOVER.
I the wires
1 tn manh
1 AH the tl,
1 "s oroke,
Boyd Recoa-nlerd aa
LlSCOLS, Neb., Jan. 19."
-r a vntit of 14 to 13 ;
tion recognizing James
ernor, without prsjzJief :.
test. This is th first act
branch of the legislature whit,
Boyd as governor.
The Democrats Vote
Austin, Tea., Jan. It.-,
governor was counted in t"
Saturday with the foil
Hogg (lem.). 8ft,432; F
77,712; Heath (Pro.), ?
It is not believed tha--,'
Republicans in tie Co. v
will at all interfere witid
Teller as his own ancos!
Everything wa,,qni, -
clea at Denver Saturdal
was not in aeioa. fj
looked for. . ?
The Alliance mmhat ,
legislature will as
In one w s
was alio: i
A bill v; .
PaiZE FIGHT A LA AH SIN.
The Word ral" Mat la tha Chi
New Yoick, Jan. 19. A Chinese prize
tight took place in Chinatown Friday
night. A Chinese light to a finish mean
a fight in which anything "goes," as a da
acriptionn of the one round will pro re.
Tbe antagonists were a man as big as 8nl
livan and another about the sice of Billy
Myers, the Illinois lightweight. When
time waa called tbe giant t-ached for
Wong, but the latter waa not mere. In a
flash he had dived between tbe giant'a
legs 1 ben came an npwari heave, and
the giant lay sprawling upon tbe floor.
I'nnr Minnies Uld tha Work.
This was Wong's opportunity. With
wonderful quickness he had delivered his
prostrate foe a kick in the stomach, thra
he jumped up and came down with both
feet upon Lee's head, jamming the Utter s
fare into the boards aud causing the blood
to flow freely. The little fellow waa every
where at once, and as for the giant, he
aimply waa "not in it." In lens than four
minutes he was gouged and pounded into
insensibility, whereupon the fight waa
given lo Won.
The embryo revolution in f!nr Rin.
Buenos Ay res has been duly squelched.
The corporate existence of the First v..
tional bank of Kankakee. Ills., has he..
extended to Feb. IS, 191 L
John SmIIho & Co, of Cincinnati,
" oiesaie ory goons, will test the Me Km
ley tan If law in tbe court a
A. P. I .use, the typefounder of Chicago,
oien at ix Angelea, Cala, Saturday. Da
win ne 1. line. 1 at Crawfonlsville. Ind.
n tne ixiycotting case at Boeton of
Marie Kullberg vs. the Homan Catholic
priest, o llounell, the jurT Saturday diaa-
Sr v 1.
James Joyce was hanged at Canon Citv.
Colo., irniteutiary Saturday by a devha
w men inane the prisoner spring tbe trap
A fool hardy individual named Dill-
avant, of Syracuse. N. Y.. has announced
mat on .May '.'.' next he wdl go over Nlag
ara falls in a rubber ball.
tn-orge Harris, of Nrwbrra, Ilia, 45
years old. is starving himself to death,
having been stopped when he attempted
suiciileotherwi.se. He has eaten nothing
1 nereis no news of interest from the
Indiaus. They are still powwowing about
aurreniiering their guns, but totoe of tha
troops nave been relieved and the war ia
oonndently believed to be over.
While William Lam sou, a cattle dealer
at Asniand, ivy., was trvimr to rut Nfr
ahal Searcy to pieces with a knife liecau-e
the marshal attempted to arrest him. a
policeman nrea at Lawson. killing him.
1 ne marsiial a pistol refused to mora
loiii t olhy, of Macon, ill-., made im
proier advances to his housekeeper, Mia
C lara r. Jlctt.. and she rebuffed him
1 neu he spread reports about her, and
.-sniuniiiy a jury gave her el. damage.
Hie following national tanks have been
autnorizrsi to begin business: Conitner
clal National la.uk. of Fremont. Neb.
rapital (ini.tMi; First National Unk of
liiliore, ra , capital a.V:,mt. Marine N
tional bank, of Swiileu, O., capital W,i 0.
The r(ra and the Whito Man.
Wsshinoton Citv. Jan. 19. The whole
time of the house Saturday was devoted to
a sort of supplementary discussion of tbe
election bid, although tbat hill was not
lfre house. During tbe debate Ki. hard
son 01 leuuessee had read a numlier of
clippings from Ohio newspaper reporting
outrage-. iihii n -groes in Onio. He said
if the outrages lis. I occurred in tbe south
a great stir would have been made about
them, lirosveuor retorted by goiu over
0 uumner 01 tlie clippings and showing iu
irienisisn. es lie .He 1 ttiatlbe outrages
ixs urre.1 iu sir.Mig'.y liem.sraiii' districts,
Kiilu.r.l-.n aai.i lie .lid not sav tlieextracts
.-re 1 cue He wanted to show tbat the
ne.-ro rveryw here, north and komb. wa
ir.aie.i unke i v ui.iiH K-..ple.
The Two Persona Said To Re Responsible
for Sheedy'a Murder.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan li Yesterday three
persons were put under arrest charged
with complicity in the recent murder ot
Mr. Jobu Sheedy. They are Mr. oheedy'a
widow, her lover and a negro, it is said
that the latter has made a confession, in
substance that Mrs. Sheedy hired him to
kilt ber busbaud; that he was to be paid
t-VjO if be eveu succeeded in injuring Sbee-
dv, so as to confine him to his bed. He
was to receive fcl.".noo if death was instan
taneous or if it resulted from Injuries in
flicted. It is rumored that Mrs. Sheedy
remarked: "If yon lay him up in bed I'll
do tbe rest." Tbe body of the murdered
man will ba exhumed and examined by
The Silver Pool Inquiry.
Washington! Cur. Jan. 19. Tbe investi
gation of tbe charges that certain members
of congress are interested in a silver pool
which proposes to make silver legislation
pay, was iiegun Saturday with W. K. Ste
vens, of The St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
who is largely responsible for the charges,
on the stand. He said he got his informa
tion from one J. A. Owen by manager of a
ailver mine in Utah. He didn't know
where Owcnby waa, but thought he could
be located, btevena' testimony, however,
did not throw the least light on tbe mat
ter. It was ail hearsay, and no member of
congress was involved by name even on
tbat kind of testimony. He had heard
that 11. T. Littler, and ex Treasurer Tan-ue-,
of Ml.noU, Uad a iiand In tbe job.
New Tlpperary a Failure.
UUULIS, Jan 19. J-" ' "ceo
. 1. i,elilug tor a Pedagogue.
Wi. 11 11 Kan . Ja:i 1 - News "I aerl
Ous trouble among the Iiel.aus at the An
u.lari- ' .-a ariict, lnvir the Kiowa
reseivti..n. has reai-be 1 here. T he teach
er ol t tie Indiiu a. h.Nit rh.:re recently
whipped a Kl. H pnp.l. Ti.e boy Ian
away, taking i!h bun two coinpanions.
The pareuta of the cliililreu were notified
and after tour daja' search the Iruen
bisiies of all three were found thirty miles
from tbe agency. Some of the relatives of
the boys promptly Mald t!,e teacher,
and several hundred luiir.turuiis Kiuwaa
and W li b. tas uo threaten loOestruy the
ll.e lloliiaa In Civngress.
WasuixuTnS Cuv, .Ian in. The svtiate
Saturday, after a continuous sesaiiui of
thirty In. ins iu debate 011 tbe federal elec
tions bill, at I". p m a-ijoiirne I unnl Mon
day. A res.-lutio:i aire si 10 calling
oc tie -s tvtury tf t 'ie ; n a-ui for a st.ue
nent of accounts of John 1 Davcoport,
circuit court isimmissn.uer.
The bouse went into committee of tbe
whole on the ihstri.-t of Columbia appro
priation hill iiiimed utely after the reading
of tbe journal. 1'h- day wasdrvord to
speeches t.f a ih.'.ui. hI nature by Richard
son, t.roveii..r. Kvmus. Springer, and int
ers. Without adiou 011 the bill the b. use
at 5 o'clock adjourned
t.s-Uoemor Tbaer Very U.
Lincoln, Neb.. Jan. IV The loug vigil
of ex-liovcrnor Thayer during the excit
ing scenes of the osiiiiig of the legisla
ture, wher. he remainisl in his apartments
eighty hours for the purpose of keeping
out (roveruor Boyd, has reulted in a dan
gerous atlatk of nervous prustration
ljtst night tbe ex governor was a raviria!
mar.iac and physicians aaid his coudition
was alarming. He is nearly TS y.-arsuld.
Abscut and short of Tratl t nude.
BLflALo, N. Y., Jan. 19. Kx-Assem-bly
JobSouthwick. of North Collins, thia
county, has been missing from his home
since last Monday, and is reported to Im
over Ji.o.i short in trust funds and per
sonal obligations. After leaving his home
be wrote to bis wife bidding her an eternal
farewell, and statingtbat she would never
see. himaain. Suicide is feared.
A prominent physician and old a. my
surgeon In eastern Iowa was railed away
from home for a few days. During his
absence one of tbe children contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a bottle
of Chimb rlaln s lough KemedVy f or It
They were so much pleased wkh the
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various time. Ha said
from experience with It, be regarded it aa
the moat reliable preparation itf use for
colds, and that It came the nearest f be
ing a specific of any medicine iad
ever seen, r or sale dj xiarta
We have jast received the first ehipment of oar new stock c f
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring- season of 1891,
t-We intit everybody lo call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNPORL IA.
i Pot kel Cutlery. )
Wa have Table Cutlery. V in all styles
Kitchen Cutlery. )
JFesih. r Dusu-re, 1 ,
Carpet Sa-eeper. V ,'H1 ar'
Carpet rtre1cbere. tben
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels lor Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Many useful articles for the house that aw suitable for Xmas pree-nt.
Full line of mechanics' tools and builders' hardware.
IO'JaJ tSeeoiul i venue.
OARSE & CO.S',
-AJLxVsys Wear Well.
For years we have made a bpicialtt of skluno th br-st Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial will convince? you.
1RPP. Rpnnnrl Aonno
W. C. MAUCKER,
Havlac parcbaaed the
Froparly which he has had irStled f je the ho
tel haalttssa, a sow prepared to acceaa
sawdate traaaieat ffseata.
Day and Regular Boarding
BtvetT reaaoaahls prtoes.
Be Is also eBfaged la the
W.I roanh arcaae, lKkr fas
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Bjoki. ool a j lka. Tabieta, El . Itr,
H. SIEMOL SON,