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THE AIIUUS, WEDESUAt, JANUARY 11, 1893.
Actual tests show the Royal Baking
Powder to be 27 per cent, stronger than
any other brand on the market. If an
other baking powder is forced upon you
by the grocer, see that you are charged
the correspondingly lower price.
Bread, biscuit, cakes and muffins are
ciot known in most delicate and perfect
quality where Royal Baking Powder is
FIRE WAS MASTER,
A Section of Boston in the
BIG LOSS 0? VALUABLE PROPERTY.
One Life, That of a Newspaper man. Sac
rificed A Falling Wall Crushes Out Hi.
Life and Injure. Several Firemen The
Victim'. Hotly Found Under the IUiins
Property Worth Over Sl.COO.OOO I)e
strojrwl I.lst of the Injured and of the
BOSTON, Jan. 11. Xot since Thanksgiv
ing Day three years ago has Boston been
threatened with such a fire as broke out
fenterday on Federal street. It started in
large building occupied by llecht Bros,
wool dealers, in the building numbered
217, which also faces on Atlantic a venue.
The cause is not definitely known, but the
fire is said to have originated in the explo
sion of a gasoline stove in the basement.
An alarm was quickly given followed by a
second and third, culling all the downtown
engines. The fire quickly spread through
the entire llecht building, and when the
firemen arrived on the scene the whole in
terior was a mass of flames.
Spread to the Adjoining Building.
Adj'oining llecht Bros., in the same block,
were located Patterson Bras, and J. Kosch
land & Co., wool dealers, and the fire rap
idly spread to their premises despite the
floods of water poured into the structures.
The building is six stories hifih, of brick.
Next south on Federal street were several
old brick buildings occupied on the first
floor by Chris Carven. liquors; the Carrod
ton cafe, and McGarry & Murphy, liquors.
These were wrecked in succession by the
flames. The structures were four stories
high. While the fire wns sweeping thca
buildings it was also making rapid head
way in the other direction. It had com
municated with an o!d waterworks shed
and a four-Ftory brick warehouse in t'le
rear of the llecht buildinir. both stored
with wool owned by llecht Bros.
Firemen Canirht by a Fulling Wall.
Seven firemen were on the low roof of
the shed when the wall of the warehouse
ell over, injuring several of them and
others. This falling wall carried down
the roof of the sheds and the intense fire
resulting aided the progress of the fire
through to Summer street. The four-
story iron building numbered lG'J to 173
Summer street adjoined the llecht ware
house. This building quickly took fire
and Was soon gutted. It was occupied
by W. A. Stetson & Co. and G. B. Clark
& Co., both leather dealer, on the street
floor, and above by the Corey Leather
company. Adjoining the iron front build
ing on the other side is the stone front
building occupied by Pfister & Vogel,
leather dealers, which was soon gutted.
Firm InTolved In the Ruin.
The following firms are involved in the
conflagration: Hecht Bros., big wool
house, 307 to 219 Federal street; loss on
, building complete. Patterson Bros., deal
' ers In wool, tenants of Hecht Bros, two
. ; loft at 218 stored with SS6,ft33 pounds of
. ( .,, wool;, low probably $100,000; J. Koscbland
. ,& Co., '207 Federal street, ground floor and
' " otre loft stored with wool ; lorn heavy. .
r A. Stetson & Co., C. B. Clark & Co and
the Corey Leather company, leather deal
ers, 169 to 173 Sumner street; loss heavy by
Are and water. Pfistr Vogle & Co., 161
to ln5 Sumner street, large wool house;
very heavy loss. George II. Goodhue &
Co., wool, and White Bros.,' fancy leather,
175 to 163 Sumner; heavy loss. Benjamin
F. Thompson & Co., leather, 137 Sumter;
Xom of Over a Million and a Half.
Baxter & Co., basement of Hecht Bros.;
New England Market, on the street floor
of Hecht Bros.; Frank Supee, wool, 185
Summer street; Chris. Carven, liquor; The
Carollton rafe; McGarry & Murphy,
liquors. A tangle of trolley wires in front
of the Hecht building was an element of
great danger to the firemen and impeded
them very much In their work. The to'al
loss by the fire as estimated by the firms
interested is $1,655,000.
DEATH WAS AT THE BLAZE
A Newspaper Reporter Killed and Fifteen
The saddest feature of the fire is the
death of Joseph Barker, the Transcript re
porter. Barker was one of the first to arrive
on the scene, and as hours went by and his
city editor did not hear from bini, inquires
were made. All the hospitals were
searched, the police notified, the firemen
made, search! tit not until last night was it
known wha bad become of him. Then H.
T. Dunn tol' of having seen Barker on he
the top floor o' the collapsed Hecht build
ing just before the roof and wall fell. Dun
and a compi lion barely escaped aiiVe, and
he is sure Bprker was left there. He had
been a repc -r in Boston nearly ten years
and was o'ie of it brightest and best
known newspaper men. He was recently
The List of Casualties.
Following is a list of the victims of the
falling of the wall, and in other ways:
Joseph F. Barker, 2C years of age, a reporter
on the Evening Transcript, crushed under
a falling wa'L The injured: John Corn
er an, engine 26, eut about the hands; Lien-
tenant Gaffney, engine 28, hand cut by fail
ing glass; James Haggerty. struck by a
falling wirt and rendered unconscious, ser
ious concussion of the brain; William Hart,
protective No. 21 cut on right leg; John J.
Lally, cut on arm; Michael J. Mulligan,
head; F. M Ulalor, engine 15, struct ty
falling wire and badly burned about the
head and ai ins, also cut over the eyes, ser
ious; Perky A. Stone, severely injurri;
Philip M. Sullivan, engine 8, overcome by
smoke; E. B Swadkins, struck by falli- j
awning; George Wall, engine 15, cut over
eye; F. M. Walsh, sprained ankle; Edl:h
Wilkinson, 1 und unconscious and had a
narrow esw pe from being cremated.
BLAINE RALLIES ONCE MORE.
He Gains Strength and Becomes Unusually
l:-ight and Cheerful.
WAsniXCTON, Jan. 11. In spite of the
alarming t ispatches sent out yesterday
morning concerning Mr.'Blaine's condition
his condition duriftg the early hours of
yesterday n orning rapidly improved to an
extent that was almost miraculous. The
improvement continued during the day,
and at '.0 o'clock last night the doctors
gave out tin following: "Mr. Blaine has
passed a quet day without incident. He
has shown more strength than yesterday,
and his conversation and manner have
been unusually bright arm cheerful." The
doctors stated in addition to this that they
had left for the night, and should not re
tarn unless sent for.
DAVIDSON WAS NOT ON HAND,
And the Montana House Seats Leech, the
Helena, Mont., Jan. 11. Both the sen
ate and house took ballots for United
States senttor yesterday. In the senate
the six Republicans voted for Sanders ar.d
the eight I'emocrats divided their votes,
Clark recei-:ng four, Dixon two and Ma
ginnis ami llauser one each. One Demo
crat, Stull, of Lewis, was paired with
Power, Ke i-blican. In the house the vote
stood: Clink-, 12; Dixon, 0; llou.-er, 5;
Mulville, lj;,ulit,3, Maginnis and Smith,
1 each. Alter the balloting for senator
was finishe the Leech-Hamilton contest
was called i
Forc-a the Mutter to a Vote.
The Democrats made every exertion to
have the c,ie postponed, at least until
Davidson, .he sick member, could be
brought in but they were ruled out if
order by th speaker. Finally the contest
was brougl.- to a vote and two ol the l'op
ulints vctinu; with tbe Republicans Leech.
Republican, was seated by a vote of 27 o
20. This in. ikes the house stand, Demo
crat 2ii, Republicans 4j, Populists 3. And
on a joint ballot. Democrats 35, one sho-t
of a majority; Republicans 3o, Populists 3
Iiee her t an Settle the Contest.
Two of tl e Populists will vote with the
Republicans and oue, Beeclu r, says he will
stand by tin Democrats, in which case they
will have ol joint ballot :.6 and the Repub
licans 35. I: the Populists were to hold
together thty could dictate the senator or
force no election. But unless Davidson is
able to vote liie Democrats on joint ballet,
with BeecbtT included, will only have oi,
and the Republicans with the other two
Populists 3i also, making a tie.
Auo.lier Winning Combine.
Cheylxn ., Wyo., Jan. 11. There was
no time lost in the organization of the Wy
oming legislature yesterday, and a deal be
tween the Populists and Democrats con
summated it 1 o'clock yesterday morning
was carried out. The house and senate
both met, the senate organizing without
friction. . It the house Hurd, Democrat,
was elected temporary speaker, and the
first business done was the. -unseating qf
Scott;' Keyu jliowu. and the - seating of Ba-'
ker, Deiiioc-at. Scott asked in a written,
statement that the case should be investi
gated, but t 3 attention was paid to him.
The oath of oflice was then administered
and recess taken. Upon reassembling the
house did aothing except elect Vodball,
Populist, permanent speaker; a Populist
for permane-t clerk and a Democrat for
TOUGH ON' THE EX-TREASURERS
A Supreme Court Decision In Wisconsin
Th it Will Itiiin Several.
MApisoN Jun. 11. The Wisconsin su
preme court yesterday submitted an opin
ion in the ummonwealth against State
Treasurers V C. McFettridge and H. B.
Harshaw to recover interest on deposits of
public funds in banks, which they retained.
The decisioi. is a comprehensive, unquali
fied, and t ..nplete victory for the state.
Thecourt lit Ids that not only the treasurars
but also the r sureties are liable, though it
relieves treisurers from any criminal in
tent and heif e from liability for prosem
tion fur eml r.zienient. The claim against
McFettiidgi i for fli.l.iMH' :.::d interest
ranging .ifr a period from 1."; to t'n
present dn" making a t.:.-il exceed. .ig
200,000; tha. ugainst Harshaw is for
000 and interest beginning in 18S7 to the
present time, or about $170,000.
Will bi Almost 700,000 to Pay.
Neither mm can personally satisfy the
judgment. Senator Sawyer, the multi
millionaire, is one of Harshaw's sureties
Suits are nlsc pending agninst ex-Treasurer
Richard Gu--ther for f95,600, Ferdinand
Kuehyfor? ,000 and Henry M. Beatz fnt
$54,400, witi i.iterest running back many
years. The total claim of the state in all
casts exceed s S7lX),000.
Will be Instructed bv the Editor.
Paris, Jau. 11. The Matin says that M
Waddingtoi the French embassador to
Great Brita n, who is at present in France
on leave of absence, will, when he returns
to London, 1 ear to the British government
instructions, couched in firm and unmis
takable latguage, declaring that France
will not n itrate foreign intervention in
Morocco or z' acquisition in that country
of any privilege by another power.
The Non aans who conquered England
shaved the ace and the back of the head,
bo that Har jld's spies declared they were
BEN BUTLER DEAD.
The Iron-Witled Old Citizen
FEW DETAILS OF HiS TAKING OFF.
The ( all Come In the Early Morning; and
Causes Immense Surprise at Washing
tonHeart Failure Ascribed as the
Cause No Warning of Illness Given
Practicing His Profession In the Su
preme Court Monday and This Morning
Washington, Jan. 11. Be jamin F. But
ler, the lawyer, statesman soldier, poli
tician, and millionaire man acturer, died
at his Washington residence 5(20 New Jer
sey avenue, southeast, at l: ) o'clock this
morning of heart failure. The general has
lway9, to a more or less extent, made his
HAS A PATENT ON WHISKY.
BENJAMIN FliAXKI.I.V HUTLETl.
residence in Washington, although many
of the scenes of his successful ventures
have been located elsewhere. During the
present winter a case which had been de
cided against him in the highest courts of
the state of Massachusetts, and in which
he took an appeal to the United States su
preme court, had demanded his almost con
stant residence in this city.
The Capital Greatly Surprised,
lie was a familliar figure at the sessions
handed down. His age, as well as a general
of that body Monday when the decision was
impairment of his health, while listening
to the oral decisions was a matter of re
mark time and time agMii. Finally, two
weeks ago, the case w;is decided ngainst
him. Whether or not the loss of this case.
to which he had paid such close attention,
brought anything more than the sorrows of
a casual defeat, will not be known. His
death created an immense surprise, as it
was not even known that he was ailing.
any more than any man who had lived and
labored so long would be.
Brier Sketch of His Life.
Benjamin Franklin Butler was one of the
most unique characters of his time. Lie
was born at IK-erfield, X. II., Xov. 5, ISlb,
his father being Captain John Butler, who
served with distinction under General
Jackson at Now Orleans. It is a coinci
dence that some of the most stirring events
in the son's career also took place at New
Orleans. Young Benjamin graduated fro.n
Waterville college (now Colby university),
studied law, and was admitted to the bar
in 1840, and began practice the following
year at Lowell, Mass., winning a high po
sition in the profession, particularly as a
Ills Services to the Country.
He was in the state house of representa
tives in 18511 as a Democrat and in the sen
ate in 1859; voted at the Charleston con
vention, I, for Jefferson Davis. When
the war broke out he went into the army
at once, and was put in command of the
district of Annapolis. He occupied Balt'
more May 13, 1661, and later was assigned
to command at Fortress Monroe. He took
part, as commander, at Fort Hatteras, ai
later was given command at Xew Orleans.
His Famous Edict. ''".",
. , In .that city the women had a habit ef
-spitting at the soldiers and he caused, great
indignation throughout the south by ..--dering
that all women who insult-1
Union soldiers should be treated as women
of the town. The insults stopped. II a
had several oilier commands during the
war, but wa, finally removed by General
Grant for his futile attack on Fort Fisher.
Enters Polities Again.
Returning -o Massachusetts he was sent
to congress in 1866, and serv ed till 1879,
taking part in all the debates of that recon
struction period. He ran for governor a; a
Republican in 1881, and as a Democrat in
18.8 and 1879. He was Greenback candi
date for pres. lent in 1884. He was elected
governor of Massachusetts by the Demo
crats in 1S8M.
Doing In Senate and Rouse.
Washington. Jan. 11. The senate yes
terday passed the quarantine bill with a
provision thu. the president may prohibit
in whole or in part the landing of both
persons and property in this country frorn
epidemic countries. The anti-option bill
was discussed without action.
The house rejected the joint resolution
chancing thu time of inauguration ai d
meeting of congress, and passed the bill
giving tbe Norfolk and Western railway
entry into the District-
l ive Year Benefit Orderin Trouble.
Boston", Jan. 11. Judge Lathrop of, the
supreme court, has ordered that the Five
Year Benefit Order, one of the largest en
dowment oru.rs in the country.be placed
In the hands of a receiver. The judge Bnils
that the order has been carried on for t!e
benefit of the officers und not for the i;a
vantage of tK certificate holders. Fut-.is
amounting to j."00,(KI0 will be uislribun I
by the receiver. At one time the assets
the concern agreguted $l,A"O,i)O0.
Lake bteauier I nst in the Ice.
Port IIukox, Mich., Jan. 11. The
steamer Omar D. Conger , of the Sarn'a
and Port . Huron Ferry line, became fa.,t
in the ice in the t;t. Clair river Monday
night with twenty passengers on boatU.
Tue boat is sUil fast, but the Dassenire.4
were gotten ashore yesterday mornii.,
after a wild uight and without supper ui
Official statistics show that in the United
Kingdom the number of horses increased
from 1,808,259 in 1873 to 1,905,317 in 1833,
and to 2,067,ft49 in 1893. -
The Trust Adopts the Takamlne Process
and Fears Nobody.
Chicago, Jan. 11 At a meeting of the
Takamine company held in this city yes
terday a telegram was read from Pres
dent Greenhut.of Peoria, formally acknowl
edging the adopttion by the Distilling and
Cattle Feeding company of the Takamine
process, and stating that it would soon be
used in all the distilleries owned and con
trolled by the whisky trust. The trust
will have exclusive control of the process,
and by its adoption will have no fear of
any kind of opposition.
Reduces the Cost of Production.
The Takamine process reduces the cost
of producing a given quantity of alcohol
from 12 cents to 1.8 cents and effects a
saving of 17 cents on each bushel of small
grain. By tbe old process the refuse from
the mashes was worth til per ton. The
refuse from the Takamine tubs is worth
about $S per ton more. Another feature
of the new process Jhat is pleasing to the
whisky people is that in the continuous
running of a distillery there will be an
over-yield in this process of two quarts of
alcohol to th bushel.
The Xew York senate has confirmed the
nomination of Susan B. Anthony as mem
ber of the executive department of the
Rochester State Industrial school.
A dynamite bomb exploded in front of
the Catholic club at Geraing, Belgium,
and wrecked the whole front of the build
ing. Nobody hurt.
Thirty miners were drowned in the
Wheal Owl mine at Penzance, Cornwall,
England, by a sudden rush of water.
Thirteen union ironworkers of Dnquesne,
Pa., have been on trial for the last few
days for riot during the strikes growing
out of the Homestead trouble. Ten were
found guilty of rict, two of unlawful as
sembly, and one acquitted. A new trial
was asked for.
The Xew York presbytery has formally
adopted the report of the committee acquit
ting Dr. Briggs of the charge of heresy. At
the meeting Dr. Edward L. Clark pre
sented a lettT announcing his wish to re
sign from the church because he cannot
subscribe to all the doctrines.
Obituary: At Boston, William F. Weld,
aged fi7; at New York, Attorney Henry
Day, aged 72; at Shirland, Ills.. Nicholas
Zahrn, aged 77; at Kansas City, Banker A.
J. Clements, of Springfield, Mo.; at Bay
field, Wis., Robert McCamis; at San Fran
cisco. Egbert Judson, asied 80; Edward
The board of directors of the St. Louis
exposition has engaged Sousa'snew marine
band, of Chicago, John Philip Sousa, con
ductor, for the full term of the next e: .o
sition, commencing Sept. 6 and closing
At Blackfoot Mount, near Spokane, the
locomotive of a train was thrown from the
track by running into a large herd of ante
lopes, of w hich seven were killed.
The flywheel at Oliver Bros.' Steel mill.
Pittsburg, burst. John ;Orient, a furnace-
man, was instantly killed and several
others were seriously injured, two of whom
Mrs. Maxwell, of Lima, O., was killed
by her son who had suddenly ftone insane.
She interfered to prevent him killing him
self and he killed her instead.
There are several cases of small-oox at
Barney Fegetherff, of St. Louis, has in
vented a burglar trap that is said to work
like a charm and catch 'em every time.
The district court at Kansas City has
declared the lease of the Cherokee strip to
tne Cneroke btnp Land and Live Stock
association .j be illegal.
James J. Townsend has been elected to
succeed Michael C. McDonald as member
of the Illinois Democratic state committee
froni.the Third district.
In India and South America there is said
to be a small tree, known as the "sorrow
ful tree," which bears sweet scented flow
ers that "bloom only in the nighttime and
fall off at the break of day."
lack of Exercise.
Is one of the prime causes of headache
in the winter. Persons accustomed to
the pure fresh air during the pleasant
months are subject to this terrible an
noyance at this time of the Year. A
boon is offered in Erause's headache cbd
eules, which is guaranteed to cure anj
aina of a beadacbe no matter - what the
cause. - Headache caused . by oTerindul
renco in food oc drink late at night, can
ee prt vented by . taking one capsule be
fore retiring anrf one ir the tnbrning.
One Minnie. '
One minute's lime often makes a crest
difference a one minute remedy fot
Bronchitis, choking np of the throat.
lunge, etc.. of course is a great blessirf,
Cubeb Cough Cure is such a remedy.
inoeD uougn t,inr une Minute.
Jno W. Rowen, of Des Moines, Iowa
while snow bound at Carrod, Iowa,
through exposure contracted a severe
cold. After several useless tilals of var
ious remedies he purchased a bottle of
Cubeb Cough Cure, and esjs tbe cure
wag maeical, and after taking two doses
be could breathe freely, and enjoy a good
sleep that night undisturbed. Another
case is on record where a lady had not
slept more than one or two heurs a night
for months, who after using only cue
bottle, was well h"ny. -
t'o lou . ave
Keumlgia, Lame Back. Pain in tbe Bide,
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Chest? Then have it no more but use
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All manner of Blood diseases, from the
pestiferous little boil c i your noss to
t!ic worst cases of inherited blood
taint, such as Scrofula, Rheumatism,
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
For This Week Only,
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Will sell California canned
at the following rates:
Peaches, Pears and Apricots at 19 cents per
Egg Plums, Gold Drop and Green Gage
Plums at 16 cents per can.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
314 BRADY STREET,
Tie Fat.l and Wintie Goods are now In. DAVEKrcil
Hemtmlier are fhowirg tLe laigrtt Eid nut
aeeoitment of D jjektio and JairoiviEy) geeds in tie Q,
cities. Suits made to ycur m ature hem ISO to $40; Tij
sers made to your measure f 5 to f 12.
You wish a piece cf Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fiae Pin,
You wish a pair of Ear Kings,
Yen wish something in Polid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles,
You wish anything in cur Une
You can surely find it at
Cor. Third and; Brady Sts., Davenport, Icq
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: Never &f6iVh&rdt)f prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Aveci
1 14 W. Second Street; DAVtSPORi . 101