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THE AUG US, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1891.
People in Six States Roused
Out of Bed.
TEE SOLID AETH SHAKES ITSELF.
llllaol, Indian. Mlsaourl, Iowa, Ken
tacky and TraneMM Feel the Tremor
Feme Places Hear a Kombllnf, and
Everywhere the Popnlnce BecelTe. a
Creat Fright, bat 'o One I. Hart Nor
Any Property Destroyed Brief Detail
of the Experience,
' Chicago. Sept. 28. Dispatches from
Illinois, Indians, Missouri, Kentucky.
Iowa and Tennessee announce tbat on
Saturday night each ol" those states wti
visited by a distinct, but slight shock of
earthquake, which, while doing no dam
age, caused quite a panic among the
places "given the shake." The time was
about 11:50 p. m., and it varied only six
minutes at the different pieces. At St.
Louis the duration of the vibrations was
ten seconds, and during tbat time people
were awakened from sleep, particularly ia
the western part of the city. Many of
those who were roused rushed to the
treets in liht marching order, and the
newspaper offices were soon besieged by
telephone messages from all over the city.
At The Star Sayings newspaper office
the compositors rushed pell-mell down
stairs from the fifth story, while J. B.
Waters was shaken off his stool at the
switchboard of the Salvage corps head
quarters, corner of 'Locust and Seventh.
The only damage done was tbe destruc
tion of some crockery.
ling a Bell at Louisville.
People at Louisville were routed out by
the same quake, and the city hall bell
rang during the vibrations, nearly scaring
tbe watchman out of a year's growth. Tbe
bells at the Gait House and other hotels
were also rung, and the guests sought tbe
ought-tobe-but-was-not solid earth in
very much of a hurry. Water pitchers
were overturned in the rooms, and it was
long before the frightened people could 1
induced to return to tbeir beds. TLe
shock caused gaeat alaam in the residence
part of the city, the people rushing into
the street and forming groups which dis
cussed the probabilities of a recurrence of
the quake. The newspaper offices all re
ceived a shaking up, and in The Courier
Journal building chairs were overturned
and type pied. Xo casualties occurred
anywhere in the city and no damage of
consequence was suffered by buildings.
IN INDIANA AND ILLINOIS.
The Quake Create Great Contternatinu,
but Ioe Little Harm.
All the cities in Indiana as far north as
Indianapolis felt the tremor. At the cap
ital the shock lasted about eight seconds.
In Tbe Journal office building the shoe
was perceptible. There was a disposition
at first to attribute tbe sensation to other
causes, but tbe telephone a short time
later brought confirmation of the earth
quake theory from a score of sources.
Judge Martindale, of tbe World's fair
commission, was the frst to call over the
wire. He said that he had retired, bet
bad not gone to sleep. His bed swayed
to and fro, as near as be could guess, fur
about five seconds. Tbe sensation was so
marked that the judge arose and got him
self in position for whatever might come
Shook l'p a Watchman.
The watchman on the fire tower was
leaning with his elbows on the walls of
the tower when suddenly the structure
shook and continued shaking, it seemed
to him, for fifteen seconds. He bad in
tended to say nothing about i but since
the subject was mentioned he was certain
it was an earthquake shock. From a
number of other sources came sim
ilar reports. In some instances people
were so terrified tbat they ran
from their houses. Tbe operator at
New Palestine, fifteen miles out ontue
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton road,
said tbe shock there was of such force as
to rattle windows and set chairs to rock
ing. Fifteen Second at Terre Haute.
At Terre Haute, Ind., tbe quake lasted
bout fifteen seconds. Buildings rocked,
glassware and crockery were shaken from
tbe shelves, and persons asleep were
awakened by the rumbling noise. Unfor
tunately tbe eeismiscope at the Rose Pol
ytecbic Institute, one of the two in this
country, was not in readiness and no
measurement is obtainable. The newspa
per office telephones were kept busy an
swering inquiries from citizens awakened
from their sleep. There is no report of
any damage to buildings. In fact, per
sons on the streets at the time, with few
exceptions, fait no shock and treated tbe
report as a joke.
At Other Hooier Town.
Vincennes was not slighted. The town
shook very perceptibly, and people in ho
tels and saloons rushed into tbe street
much alarmed, and many people were
aroused from tbeir slumbers. Buildings
vibrated and windows rattled for fully
thirty seconds. The shock was felt at Evans
ville, Olney (Ills.), Washington, and var
Iojs places in that neighborhood. For
more than half an hour the alarm was
terrific Tbe Ohio and Mississippi freight
dopot rocked to and fro so plainly that the
yardmen were appalled, and rilsbed from
the building, but happily no damage was
'Closed Door That Were Ajar.
At Columbus the whole population
tumbled out into the streets. At Martins
ville doors ajar were closed wirh a bang,
and dishes and bottles jingled. The shock
lasted about a quarter of a minute. Tbe
shock was distinctly felt at Greencastle.
At Spencer the shock lasted a few seconds
only. At Shelbyville citizens rushed into
tbe streets, and great excitement pre
vailed. Furniture toppled, dishes clat
tered, and the windows rattled as if fall
ing. Damage Done at Mt. Vernon.
Mt. Vernon is the only place that re
ports any damage. There a rumbling was
beard for several seconds. Houses rocked
to and fro. No great damage was done
any buildings, although several had larpe
chunks of plaster shaken from the walls
and ceilings. Tbe Met bod lit church was
damaged more than any other building.
Many people thought it was a cyclone, but
they soon had their fears allayed. The
electric lights went out and some few peo
ple were thrown out of their chairs.
Chicago Didn't Feel It.
There was no tremor in this city at
least the signal service observer, who was
sitting on tb top of tbe Auditorium tower
says there wasn't, and from his position
be ought to know. But dispatches from
Jacksonville, Springfiald, Duquoin.Green
villa and Shelby ville state that the shock
was felt there. It lasted about thirty
seconds. No damage was done to property.
At Springfield there were two distinct
oscillations, closely following each other,
i.nd the vibration lasted fully one minute
ia each case. Buildings were shaken,
windows and stoves rattled, and suspended
electric lights Bwayed sharply. No damage
Other Places Shaken l'p.
Reports from Peoria, Mascoutah, De
cuur, Mat toon and Anna all say that tbe
elioct was felt at those places. It was the
siime at Mount Carroll, JJonticello, Tay
hrville, Winchester, Pana, Hillsboro, and
ir. fact all through central Illinois. Tbe
people rushed from tbeir houses greatly
frightened, but no damage is reported. A
rumbling noise was heard at Naper ville
ai d Illiopolis, and at some places crockery
w is broken and window glass cracked.
In Inn a and Tennessee.
irveokuk, la., can boast of three distinct
sh x;ks, and tne residence of J. G. Hubiu
gerwas somewhat damaged. For a pe
riod of about four seconds tbe mansion
trembled as though it was going to top
pit over into the Mississippi river, but in
a f;w minutes the vibrations ceased, only
to be renewed acain an instant later.
Th shocks were felt in tbe surrouuding
recked Houses at Jaekftnn, Tenn.
The train dispatcher at Memphis of tbe
Tet nessee Midland reports a severe earth
quake shock aiong the line of that railway
from Jackson to the Tennessee river. At
Jactcsonit was severe enough to waken
persons wbq were asleep and badly
wreok buildings. At Memphis it was not
so heavy, bnt made the chandeliers rattle
and top stories of high buildings uncom
fort ible. Tbe shock was felt slightly at
PUT UP A JOS ON THE STUDENTS
Ye New Haven Landlady lornii a Hoard
ing House Trufct.
Niw Haves, Conn., Sept. While
tbe students of "Vale were enjoying tbeir
vacai ion this summer the landladies got
together, and the result is a regular, first
class hording house trust. -Now the stu
dent; about 800 of them are back, and
wateiing place prices confront them.
There is consternation on the campus, and
the air is filled with anatLemas with the
landhtd of New Haven as the text. For
decent table board the studi-ut must pay
an avi-rage ol 7 per week, while if be is at
all fastidious and wants a few of the col.
forts f home he must surreuder 3, $s, or
1 he Way to Meet a '"Combine."
Besi les this rooms have risen greatly,
and altogether it is pretty hard on the
student whos.e father doesn't own a bank.
Donat ons from some of tbe wealthy
alumn. are hoped for, but to meet tbe
emergi ncy it is very likely that there will
be a combined petition to tbe facility from
all tbe departments for an eating "com
mons" similar to those maintained at
Harvard where, by this co-operation, the
students are fed very well at aprice which
never goes above S4 a week A building
for such a purpose will soon be available,
as the eld gymnasium will tooon be given
up, tbe new building being nearly com
pleted. WENT SAILING IN THE AIR.
Tbe Aeronaut Helper Ha a Perilou
Kide, bnt Land Safely.
Birmingham, Ala, Sept. as. William
WhitfolL a laborer who helps Professor
Sweeney, the aeronaut, inflate his balloon,
took an unexpected ride over Birming
ham Saturday afternoon. The balloon
ascended from the heart of town, and just
as it rose a rope became twisted about
Whitfolc's leg. He was snatched up bead
down anil went np yelling and praying.
At a height of several hundred feet he re
covered bis presence of mind and, catch
ing tbe ripe, climbed band overhand to
the cross bar from which Professor Swee
ney bad just leaped with his parachute.
Nine blo ks off Whitfold and tbe bal
loon came down together, neither much
the worse for the journey.
Michael Davitt at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. -iS. Michael Davitt and
bis wife arrived in the city a few days ago
and kept very quiet, declining to see re
porters until Saturday. He was sup
posed to be here to attend the Irish con
vention, w bich meets Thursday, but in
an interview Saturday nig tit he said he
was not here for that purpose. He must
be in New York by Wednesday and sail
for Englanl Saturday, and has a limited
ticket, wh.ch makes his leaving this city
imperative. He says there is no use of
his staying here, as none of tbe Parneli
party will lie here. Paruell, he says, is a
"dead duck "
Targlefoot by the Pound.
Washing tox, Sept. as. Internal Rev
enue Commissioner Mason has lately been
gathering considerable information re
garding th; best methods of measuring
whisky. Experiments which have beeu
made under his direction show that more
inaccuracies occur from gauging than
from weighing whisky, and it is probable
that tbe latter method will be adopted by
the bureau. The result would be a large
reduction in tbe force of gaugers and a
consequent saving of expense to the government.
Scoundrels Are Safe in Tela.
KorSTZE, Tex., Sept. 28 J. D. McMil
lan, ex-county treasurer, who was charged
with misappropriating funds to the
amount of tl 1,000, was acquitted Satur
day by order of Judge Hightower, who
held that t he legal definition of money is le
galjtender coin, and that bonds or coupons
are not money. According to this ruling of
Judge Hightc wer, who is one of the state's
brightest jur sts, no official can be in
dicted for embezzlement under tbe pres
ent state law unless be steals actual cash.
"No Rogue i:'er Felt the Halter," Klc.
AsHLAND, Wis., Sept 28. Attorneys for
E. W. Baker, now serving a term of five
years in the state's prison for complicity
in the robbery of the Exchange bank, at
Hurley, in tbe fall of 1869, have made an
application to i he supreme court for avoid
ance of sentence. They challenge the
validity of tbe act establishing the Fif
teenth judicial circuit, and ask tbe su
preme court to declare tbat both the court
and all of its acts are unconstitutional.
A Mexict.n Colonel Arrested.
Beowssvilll, Tex., Sept 2b Authen
tic advices say that Colonel Robles, of tbe
Fifth infantry, Mexican army, stationed
at Matamora, has been arrested by order
of the eummancing general. In company
with General Carlin, who is also under
arrest, he will b-i sent to Vera Crnz for
trial. The arrest of Colonel Robles is
supposed to be in connection with the
late revolutions -y movement.
BEREFT OF BOXES.
Novel Affliction of a Woman in
A BTEV SKELETON FOR AN OLD ONE.
The Proce Going; on for ver Twenty
Year and Still Proceeding Her Phy
sician Watrue the Operation, Which
Causes Some Pain but No Inflamma
tion, and the Wound Soon Heal six
Hundred Piece of Many Size and
Bristol, Teuu , S?pt. 2S. Dr. B. F.
Bell, of Parrottsville, Tenn., on Saturday
read before the East Tennessee Medical
society a paper on a wonderful case of ex
foliation of bones from the human body.
The victim of tbe peculiar disease is a
lady named S irah Heas, 71 years of ae,
residing in Caney Branch. About twenty-one
years ago tbe doctor was first called
to his patient and since tbat time he hns
given her ailment close attention. Dur
ing all these years more than 603 bones
have been expelled from different parts of
Miss Heas' body. This exfoliation. Dr.
I'ell said, has taken place with little pain
and no inflammation, and soon after the
ejection of the bones the sores would
quickly heal up and nothing then won d
bs noticed till anather batch of bones
would start out.
New Hones for Old One.
TLe disease first letran on the index
finger of her left hand. Every bone in
that hand disappeared, and new ones took
their places. The next member of tbe
body attacked was the arm. Then the
shoulder-blade, and then the lower jaw
bone. Some of the bones worked out
tlirousb the throat and others penetrated
the ear. Tbe doctor said the process
worked so rapidly thit he had sat near
the patient many times and watched tbe
bones as tbey came out without any assis
tance except that of nature itself. Some
of them were six inches in length and one
Inch in diameter, while others were
smaller. Ttey were of every conceivable
shape. When the doctor presented tbi-ni
to the fraternity for examination but few
of those present thought that they were
anything else but bones from some lower
Watched the Novel Prows.
The docttir says be will send t!if won
derful coileLiion to au ostrological ex
pert for examination. It has been six
months sinoe the first paper was read t o
the society on t his remarkable case. Dur
ing this lapse of time the ejection has been
going on at a rapid pace. In the latttr
part of his paper the doctor said: "Three
weeks ago I called to see the patient.
While I was present she began to com
plain of severe pains in the regions of ll e
coronoid process and extending to the ear.
In less tbau five minutes from the begin
ning of pain a section of bone from the
lower jaw one inch long and one-fourth of
an inch wide passed through tbe inter
vening flesh aDd presented itself entirely
disengaged in tbe external left ear. Sim
nltaneous wifh this was a similar attic n
in the right ear, accompanied with a thiu
A Wonderful Phenomenon.
The doctor concluded his paper with the
following statement: "The lady has re
sided at the same place for tbe past twenty
one years. S-he is visited by many persons
who come to learn tbe whole truth of the
case, and tbey all go away declaring tl at
It is the most wonderful phenomenon that
has ever been beard of in this or any other
land. The woman travels but little and
has never been on board a railroad train.
She is well connected, having relatives in
different pans of Tennessee."
A SURVEYING PARTY LOST.
They Enter a Canon from Which No One
Ha Kver Emerged Alive.
SALT LAKE ClTT, Sept. 28. Informa
tion has reached here that several mem
bers of the Burlington and Missouri River
surveying party, which has been running
lines through tbe Stinking Water coun
try in the Bis Horn basin between Buffalo
and Yellowstone park, separated from
tbe main party and undertook the peril
ous enterprise of running a line through
the Big Horn canon.
No Tiding- for Two Mont.
This was nearly two months ago, and
nothing his since been heard from them.
It is believed that they have perished.
Except in winter when the river is frozen
there is not an instance on record of any
one traveling through the terrible rent ju
the mountains and coming out alive.
Saloonkeeper Sued by a Widow.
Dasville. Ills., Sept. 2S On the l.'th
of last July Martin Kelly, of Allertcn,
while in an intoxicated condition fe 11 ff
tbe Wabash bridge and was fatally in
jured. Saturday his wife brought
suit against Jacob Green burg. tLe
saloonkeeper alleged to have sold tbe
liquor, aud James Knight and Joseph
Smith, owners of tbe saloon property, for
The Michigan Prison Hoard.
Laxsisg, Mich., Sept. 2S Francis
Palms of Detroit, Orlando M. Barns of
Lansing, Edward Duffy of Ann Arbor,
and Milo D. Campbell of Coldwater, have
been appointed by Governor AVinans mem
bers of the new consolidated prison board
which will assume charge of all the penRl
and reformatory institutions of the state
Bloody Affray at a Dance.
PANA, Ills., Sept. 28 Saturday night
while a dance was in progress at the resi
dence of Charles Davis, seven miles south
east of here, Jake Batton, of this city, nr.d
several others became involved in a quar
rel. Batton was stabbed in tbe back and
probably fatally wounded. Several oth
ers were severely wounded by knives.
Condition of the Crops.
Washington, Sept, 28. Reports to the
agricultural department from Indiana,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa
state that the one thing needed now in
those states is rain. Tbe corn is all safe
from frost bnt the pastures are drying up
and the wheat that has been sown needs
Will Quit Politic for Preaching.
Indianapolis, SepL 28. There is bnt
little doubt that Recorder of Deeds J. M.
Townsend will resign his office and return
to tbe ministry. He said Saturday that
be already hd some correspondence witn
the president on the resignation he sentto
Washington that night. -
The Much-Keeded Rain Falls.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 28 Advices received
last night fmm various parts of tbe state
indicate that tbe very general rainfall has
succeeded in quenching nearly all the forest
On the move
Liver, Stomach, and Bowels,
after Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets have done their work.
It's a healthy movement, too
a natural one. The organs
are not forced into activity
one day, to sink back into a
worse state the next, They're
cleansed and regulated mild
ly and quietly, without wrench
ing or griping. One tiny,
sugar-coated Pellet is all that's
needed as a gentle laxative;
three to four act as a cathar
tic. They're the smallest,
cheapest, the easiest to take.
Sick Headache, Bilious Head
ache, Constipation, Indigestion,
Bilious Attacks, and all de
rangements of the Liver,
Stomach and Bowels are
promptly relieved and cured.
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