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Five Living Men in the Jeans
NINETEEN DAYS OF STARVATION
Joyfully Ended with Retrae En luting
for Six Iays on Almost Nothing Vet
Man ami from Then on Nothing A
Miraculous Delivery The Sprint; Hill
Dead Aggregate 120 Dreadful Desti
tution The Lost on the Ulisabeth
Jeaxesville. Pa., Feb. Si. This place
was thrown into a fever of excitcmt-nt at
11:30 o'clock last night when it wis an
ncmuced that five of the men who were
entombed in the mine here nineteen days
iii.'o, had been found alive. Their names
nr.? J Tumaskusky, Joe Mastusko-w'n-h,
John Berne, Bosco Frinko, aad an
unknown Hungarian who was visiting
Home on the day of the disaster. These
five, with the thirteen bodies recovere I,
nrikos every one of the missing n: en ac
counted for. How they survived is a mir
a le. Nothing like it has been known or
heard of in the anthracite coal fields of
Heard a Faint Tapping.
At 0 o'clock last night there came to
the ears of the workers in the deepest
shaft the sound of a faint tapping fram an
abandoned portion of the mine. The
workers listened intently aud the tapping
was resumed. It was recognized as a sig
nal from their imprisoued brothers. The
news was sent to the mouth of the mine
mid it created the wildest excitemett. At
10 o'clock the rescuing party had got so
near the mprisoned men as to be enabled
to convere with them. The men were lo
cated in an overhead passageway and
could not possibly be reached until the
foul gases and impurities could be re
moved. Every effort was exerted and
preparations for reviving them were
Alive, But Fearfully Weak.
Atll::i0 the five fortunate men. were
reached. They were lying in various po
sitions, all huddled together in thoir ef
forts to keep warm. Careful exami aation
revealed the fact that all were still alive.
They were so weak that with one except
tion they could not be removed. John
Tumaskuski's excellent strength left him
iu better shape than any of the rest, and
ne was aoie to De removed to the lottom
of the slope. There he was cared ror by
physiciaus, who had been hurriedly sum
moned, while the other men were carnrf
for where they lay. The men will not be
brought to the surface for several days,
Careful nursing will be given them, and
every effort put forth to save their lives,
so that their terrible tale may be heard.
Lived on Terribly Short Kations.
The imprisoned men suffered ttrribly
from the pangs of hunger, and nothing
but the strong constitutions common to
their race saved them. The contents of
their dinner pails kept them alive for six
days. Then they lived on the oil from
their lamps and bottles. After that was
exhausted they drank the dark, sulphur
ous water. Whatever the temptation may
have been to kill and eat each other, it
was not strong enough to tempt these
sturdy sous of Hungary to become man
eaters. WRECK OF THE ELIZABETH.
The Total N umber of the Lost Is Nineteen
The Captain's Bravery.
Sax Francisco, Feb. 24 The loss of
life by the wrecking of the ship Elizabeth
off North Head Saturday night is now
estimated at nineteen Eleven parsons
were saved so far as known. The list of
those known to be saved comprises Mrs.
Colcord, the captain's wife, their sen and
daughter; Chief Mate Barclay, James Ta
takan, wheelman, and six seamen. Those
missing and believed to be drowned are:
Capt. Colcord, Second Officer Pendleton,
William Redmond. Edmund Miles, boats
swain; Carpenter Smith, twelve seamen,
and the Chinese cook, and Capt. Henry, of
the life-saving station. The latter's body
has been recovered aud a body believed to
be that of Capt. Colcord has been
Would Not Leave His Ship.
Chief Mate Barclay in his account of the
wreck says that after the captain's family
had been placed aboard the tug efforts
were redoubled to save the boat. Capt.
Colcord was badly injured by being
thrown against a capstan, and was unable
to move except with great pain, but he
heroically refused to be sent ashors and
said that his family was safe and tl at he
would stand by the ship. Soon the com
bined forces of the wind and heavy seas
threw the sb. . upon the rocks.
Loss of the Life Boat.
A life boat, was launched and thirteen
of the crew entered it. They ende wored
to keep near the vessel to take off the oth
ers, but the high wind soon drove them
out of sight. Mate Barclay and eight men
were left on the vessel. Soon the masts
went by the board, and the vessel was
raised high upon the waves and fell upon
the rocks, where she broke asunder. Bar
clay and his companions were thrown into
the sea, and five of tbem after a hard strug
gle reached the shore. The others were
drowned. The life boat, after leaving the
wreck, was soon overturned, and ell but
four of its occupants were drowned.
THE NOVA SCOTIAN HORRCR.
Total List of Dead. Reaches 120 Desti
tution In the Settlement.
Sprixg HIll Mixes, N. S., Feb. 21. Up
to noon Monday 117 bodies had been re
covered from the ill-fated mine. Yester
day afternoon three more were brought
out. It is thought now that all the bodies
have been recovered, but the rescuing
party will continue the search until every
foot of ground has been gone over.
A sad incident in connection wi;h the
disaster occurred yesterday afternoon.
While Oliver Dupee, a broken-hearted
Frenchman, accompanied by his only liv
ing child, was engaged in removing from
tiie morgue the dead body of Lis son
James, one of the victims, the little fellow
slipped on the ice and broke his neck.
Mine Superintendent Conway ha been
completely prostrated since the disaster,
and fears are entertained for his recovery.
An Appeal for Help.
Cases of extreme destitution apj crop
ping up from every quarter of the mining
settlement, and several cases verg ing on
actual starvation are reported. Thi
mayor yesterday morning issued an ap
peal which is being sent broadcast. The
necessity for a prompt response is great.
The first, oubscription to the relit if fuud
was $300 telegraphed from J. W. Clenden-
ing, president of the AcUia Mining com
pany, of New York ci'.y. Owing to the
demoralized condition ot the inhabitants
considerable difficulty has been experi
enced in securing workmen to dig graves
for the victims. About fifty bodies were
interred yesterday. The mines will prob
ably be in working order in two weeks.
Features of the Celebration at Chicago
Chicago, Feb. 24. Washington's birth
day was generally observed in this city
yesterday, most places of business
beiug closed. The patriotic exercises at
the Auditorium under the auspices of the
Union League club were well attended.
At the Auditorium there were thousands
of school children who listened to ad
dresses by local orators, and also by Hon.
y'. C P. Breckinridga, of Ken
tucky. He was also the prin
cipal speaker at the Union
League club at night. Other speakers
were President Palmer, of the World's
fair; Gen. Miles, aud Judge Blodgett.
if6 ere numeroU8 other celebrations
of the day, one being in the Central Mu
sic hall, where the Personal Rights league
found fault with a good many things of
Washington's day, especially the consti
tution. The Patriotic Sons of America
gave an entertainment and dance, at
which patriotic speeches and songs were
The telegraph reports the general ob
servance of the day all over the country.
The Michigan Club Banquet.
Detroit, Feb. 24. -The sixth annual
Washington Birthday dinuer of the Mich
igan club took place at the riuk List night.
As regards decorations aud menu the af
fair eclipsed the five previous banquets of
the club. No expense was spared by the
club, and there were 1,0m covers. Among
those at the table on the canopied phr
form were D. M. Ferry, of Detroit; Henry
Gleason, of New York: Gen. C. T. Gor
ham; John R. Lynch, of Mississippi; H.
P. Baldwin, ex governor of Michigan, and
J. S. RunnelLs, of Chicago, the latter of
whom made the speech of the evening on
"The Ballot; It Must Be Pure and Pro
tected." rittsbarg Beats the Record.
Pittsburg, Feb. 24. Washington's
birthday was never so extensively or ap
propriately observed in Pittsburg and Al
legheny City as i was yesterday. Busi
ness was generally suspended. The weath
er was fine, and the street decorations
elaborate. A magnificent equestrian mon
ument to Washiugtou was dedicated in
Allegheny park in the morning. In ti e
afternoon civic and military organizations
paraded the principal streets in both
cities. At night there were numerous
"DIAMOND JOE" REYNOLDS.
His Sudden Death at Prescott, A. T.
Estimates of His Wealth.
Chicago, Feb. 24. The announcement
of the death of Joseph Reynolds, better
known as "Diamond Joe," which was re
ceived in a telegram to his former part
ner, E. B. Strong, the commission broker,
of this city, was a great surprise to Mr.
Reynold's numerous friends in the grain
commission and banking business of this
city. Although "Diamond Joe's" inti
mate friends had known for some time
that his health was poor no one expected
to hear of his death for years to come. He
visited the Hot Springs of Arkansas more
frequently of late thau was his usual cus
tom, and expected to overcome a severs
attack of pneumonia which he received in
December last. He recently visited his
valuable gold mine at Congress City, A.
T., and had gone as far as Prescott on a
circuitous route which he was taking to
this city when death suddenly overtook
An Important Figure in Business.
Ever since the early '50s, when "Dia
mond Joe" left his boyhood home in Syl
van county. New York, and came to Chi
cago, he has been an important figure in
certain business circles. By industry,
economy and strict attention to business
he amassed a fortune variously estimated
at from $3,000,000 to $20,000,000. His wealth
is principally invested in the Congress
City mine, the Hot Springs railway in Ar
kansas, the Diamond Jo line of steamers,
which run from St. Paul to St. Louis, and
Hunting & Co. and the E. M, Dickey
company, both well-known elevator con
cerns, with houses located throughout the
northwest. Shortly before his recent trip
south, Mr. Reynolds made arrangements
for severing his connection with the two
Farnell Talks About Bayonets.
Dublin, Feb. 24. Parnell continued his
campaign in Ireland yesterday. The lit
tle town of Strokestown was thronged by
thousands, several times its ordinary pop
ulation, who had gathered to meet Parnell
in an enthusiastic procession. He repeated
in substance his speech of Sunday at Ros
common. At Longford he again spoke,
meeting with a cordial reception. He
said: "I do nut wish you to come in con
flict with British bayonets; but should I
ever ask you to take that risk, I will take
the risk as your leader.
More Haste Than Taste.
Yankton. S. D .Feb. 24. Yankton was
all excitement yesterdayover the marriage
of William II. Mouroe, county auditor, who
was married on Saturday night to Mrs. C.
E. Bartlett Mr. Monroe's first wife died
and was buried less than teu days ago,
and his marriage so soon after that event
has aroused public opinion against him.
The groom ir 50 years old and the bride 45.
A rrince Sent to the "Pen."
LOXDOX, Feb. 24 At Warsaw yester
day Prince Bartinieff was found guilty of
the murder of the actress Wiawowska, in
July last. He was sentenced to eight
years' imprisonment at bard labor. When
Bartinieff was examined by the justices
in January he produced letters showing
that the dead actress had asked him to
kil 1 her.
Alabaster Found Near Canon City.
Denver, Col., Ftb. 24. News of a very
remarkable discovery has just reached
this city. The find is an alabaster quarry
situated near Canon City. Tbose bringing
the news say the ledge is of great thick
ness and extends for miles in the foot hills.
The specimens shown vary from perfect
white to every possible tint of the rain
bow. Henry Meyers, a saloonkeeper of Port
Richmond, Staten Island, left as his last
instructions that his body be cremated,
the ashes taken to the top of the Liberty
statue on Bedloe's island, and while bis
friends drank to his memory, his ashes be
scattered to the winds. It is not yet de
cided whether this will be done.
AUG US, TUESDAY.
THEY WERE LAND HUNGRY.
The Bush at Ashland. Wis., for Dirt A
Girl of Pluck.
Ashland, VKa., Feb. 24. An enormous
crowd was on hand yesterday morning to
witness the expected rush upon the land
office at 9 o'clock. Many of those in line
hid been there continuously since Wednes
day night. Theendarance displayed by
some was remarkable. On Wednesday
night nervy little Albert Vincent,
of Chippewa Falls in an im
mense fur overcoat and carrying
a huge bundle of blankets, cancel
under the land office window. The news
spread rapidly, and the line increased ev
ery hour. The one iu line who attra t d
most attention was Miss Hattie Knickel!
"ing, of Ironwood, Mich., who was No. 7.
Every one thought she would soon suc
cumb to the coi, but she said: "Don't y n
forget it, I'm here to stay," and stay Mi.
did. Vincent Was on nand.
The office did not open until 'i p. m, ; nd
then Albert Vincent, who had b-eu glu.d
to the window 113 consecutive hour, got
his papers and cheer after cheer went up
from the crowd which now ntimUrd
about 5,000 people. One aft-r an
other the men emerged from the
crowd ami, judging from their faces,
they thought they were well paid for
i lie hardship undergone. When Miss
Knickelling held aloft her papers he was
cheered again and again. When asked if
Rhe had got what she wanted she aid
"You bet I've got a claim ti e pine on
which is worth tS.OOO." Everything went
along smoothly and 1 IS applicants were
m ule happy.
THANKS FROM THE SHERMAN FAMILY
A Letter on Their Behalf Expressing
Gratitude for the People's Sympathy.
New York, Feb. 24. The special funeral
train, which carried the body of Gen. Slit r
m m to St. Louis for burial, returned to
this city yesterday morning bearing the
family of the dead general and the mili
tary officers who accompanied the body.
One of the first acts of the family on their
return was to express in the following let
ter to the public the appreciation of the
honors paid to their beloved dead amLthe
nation's hero. The letter was signed by
Father Thomas E. Sherman. It is as fi
It is fitting that some pnblio a. knowledge.
mnt should be made by the family of lien.
Sherman of the very many hnartfolt tokens of
sympathy which they have received in their I e
reavement. We can only say that such uni
versal and such evidently profound Horrow,
manifested as it has leen in a thousand ways,'
sustains and comforts us in our denotation.
For the entire nation, by its frenerons expres
sion of condolence, has lightened the burden of
onr grief and helped us to bear our irrejiarablo
The friends of the family are asked to accept
this slight tok.n of onr grateful appreciation in
lieu of any nx.re direc t irsnnal rotumuni.-a-tions
which, while it would U more gratifying
to us. we have not now the strength or courage
to offer to eai j and all.
Jr in-half of the family.
Thomas E. Siikhman.
Eva Hamilton-Mann has experienced
Alabaster has been discovered at Canon
"Diamond Joe" Reynolds died Saturday
at Prescott, Ari.
Every gambling house in New York has
been closed by an order from police head
quarters. In a railway collision at BerestofT. Rus
sian Poland, Monday, sixteen persons
were killed and many seriously injured.
The mob that has been assailing the
workmen on the site of the World's fair in
Jackson park was dispersed by the police
Thousands of people visited the grave of
Gen. Sherman in Calvary cemetery, tSt.
Louis, Sunday, and the rage for souvenirs
was almost uncontrollable.
Bridget O'Reilly, an old lady living at
5 Margaret street, Chicago, fell down a
flight of stairs while walking in her bleep
Sunday night and was killed.
Another revolution is reported in the
Argentine Republic. Government troops
in the province of Cordova have revolted,
and a state of siege has been declared.
It is reported that thousands of peole
have invaded the Cherokee outlet, not
withstanding that their taking up of lam a
in that region will certainly be declared
illegal and void.
Fire at Kansas City Sunday night di
stroyed the buildings occupied by Wells
Fargo Express, Oppenheimer's jewelry
store, George Holland's shore Rtore, and
Sloss' millinery store. Loss, f 125,000.
W. J. Elliott and A. C. Osborne, two
newspaper writers, had a battle with pis
tols on a public street in Columbus, O., Mon
day afternoon. Osborne was fatally shot,
one bystander was killed and several in
nocent persons were injured.
Hermann Berry, aged 73, once a wealthy
business man of Chicago, deserted Lis
wife and family twenty-one years ago.
His wife has been searching for him ever
since, and has just found him living with
another woman at Cleveland.
The old court house at Norwich, Conn.,
in which the first protest against the Brit
ish stamp tax was made, more than 100
years ago, has beeu sold at auction to a
farmer, who will use it for a henuery. "To
such base uses may we come at last."
More Bulldozing at the Fair Site.
Chicago, Feb. 24. A crowd of s.ooo men
and boys, mostly idlers, by threats and
intimidation yesterday compelled 100 men
employed in Jackson park by World's fair
contractors to cease work. Two patrol
wagons filled with policemen were called
to the scene, and the crowd soon fell back
and was excluded from the park. Theie
was no shooting, and no one was injured.
Only a portion of the frightened laborers
resumed work after order had been re
stored. Hie Weather We May Expect.
Washisoto! Citt. Feb. 24. The following
are the weather indications for thirty-six hours
from 8p.m yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois Warmer weather; southerly winds;
cloudy and rain Tuesday. For Upper Michi
m aud Wisconsin Rain or snow Tuesday;
southeasterly winds, becoming variable; cooler
by Wednesday. For Iowa Bain or snow Tues
day; southerly, shifting to northwesterly
winds, and coidor by Wednesday.
Chicago, Tcb. 23. To-day was observed
throughout the country as Washington's
birthday and all the exchanges were
New Tork Live Stock.
New York. Feb. S3.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading dull and slow,
and all grades sold at a general decline of Hlc
f) 1(X) txi; poorest to best native steers, $4.5' &
6 50 V 100 ts; bolls and dry cows, aiS&4Jau.
Sheep and Lambs Sheep firm at an advaac
of J4c V ft; lambs steady; sheep. V
10) Bs;. lambs, So.00d7.12tt. Hogs-Market
dull; live hogs, VHO&IMH 100 ftc
FEBHUAliY 24, 1891.
Takes ioco Deonle to buv
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
at 50 cents a bottle, to make
One failure to cure would
take the profit from 4000
Its makers profess to cure
"cold in the head," and even
chronic catarrh, and if they
fail they pay $500 for their
Not in newspaper words
but in hard cash! Think of
what confidence it takes to
put that in the papers and
Its makers believe in the
Remedy. Isn't it worth a
trial? Isn't any trial prefer
able to catarrh?
After all, the mild agencies
are the best. Perhaps they
work more slowly, but they
work surely. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets are an active
agency but quiet and mild.
They're sugar-coated, easy to
take, never shock nor derange
the system and half their pow
er is in the miJd way in which
their work is done. Small
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One a dose. Twenty-five cents
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t a sorses, cattle, aeep, Cess, Eoffs,
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Mable Case, with Kpfrlfl. Manual
etertnary Cure Oil an.1 Sledicator. 67.0A
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, . . j.oo
Sold by Drovgists; or Sent Prepsid anywhere
and in any quantity on Receipt ot Price.
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Corner William and John Sts., New York.
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Ladies wearing AA, A, B, C, can be fitted at reduced rates.
Ladies Pebble Goat Shoe in A, B, C, D, E, EE, at a great sacrifice.
AVisses' and Childrens' Shoes at a great reduction.
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