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& A CONCESSION TO MERIT ! T
o It is conceded on all sides that the *
g) OS»OHRISTMAS CALLCk^ M
Never had an equal In the West ! *
VOLUME LXIX-NO. 27..
BURNED AT SEA
Altai Disaster Off the Coast of
Tne Steamship stanghal Destroyed and
O?er Sixty Liies Lost
The Ciledorlan Railway Company Wins
Its Struggle With the Strikers- Other
Trainmen Resuming Wort
Special to The Morni.vo Cam.
London, Dec. 26.— According to advices
received here the steamship .Shanghai was
recently burned at sea near Wu Ilu, a treaty
Port of China, about fifty miles above
Nauking. The crew of about sixty natives,
together with several European officers, are
supposed to have cither met their death
either fn the flames or subsequently by
Additional advices confirm the report and
place the number of lives lost at sixty.
"AN ATKOCIOIS LIBEL."
William O'Brien Denounces an Article in the
rjinip, Dec. 20.— William O'Brlon, in an
interview, described as an atrocious libel
tho statement of the Louden Times that
while in America he contributed to the
columns of Patrick Ford's newspaper, nnd
that Patrick Ford, who, like Davitt and
Healy, is greatly shocked at I'arneU's moral
obliquities, has just reaffirmed his faith in
tlie gospel of dynamite. O'Brien asserts
that he has telegraphed to the Times for a
Dublin, De-. 2r,.— Dr. O'Donnell, Bishop
•ff Raphoe, in a letter to the Irish Catholic,
says he regrets that the Iri-h people did not
immediately place the bhime upon Psrnell
for his offense against morality, instead of
tvl&g him a handle with which to ruin
the party and country."
AVON THE SfiICGGLE.
Strikers Give In to the Caledonian Hailway
Glasgow, Dec. itf.— Tlie railroad strike
continues to keep business at a standstill.
The Caledonia Company, which has stead
fastly refused to yield to the strikers, has
practically won the struggle with its em
ployes. The success of tlie other companies
is thought to be doubtful.
Aherdeen, Dec. 26.— The railroad men
on a strike \n this city and neighborhood
have resumed work, the diffen nces between
themselves and their employers having been
PABSB, Dec. 26.— Colonel Pepoff, Chief of
the Russian Political Police, is now in this
city investigating the murder of General
Seliverskoff. He states that Pad ewski,
who is susrectfd of having killed the Gen
eral, has leeu traced to Bulgaria, the only
country from which he cannot be extra
The Spanish Tariff Decree.
Mat)l!H). TVe L'ti .— The decree issued by I
the Minister of Finance declaring that Spain
must follow the protection movement of
America by increasing the duties on im
ports is discussed here. Many approve the
step taken by t^u; Government, but others
do not louk up^n the move with favor.
Fell Through the Ice.
CoßriiG (Ontario), Dec. I'ti.— While return
ing from a darjeiug party, twenty-two per
sons broke through the ice on llice Lake. All
succeeded in getting out, but many were
frost-bitten, and later Miss Elsie Johnson
Lepers Being Cured by Kochen.
Madrid, Dec. "ti. — Two persons suffering
from leprosy who were inoculated with
Koch lymph are reported to be apparently
Slavin's Big Contract.
LoBDOtK, Dee. 26. — A message has been
sent to America authorizing a well-known
boxer to match Slav in to knock Sullivan out
in six rounds.
THE INDIAN CONGRESS.
One Thousand Delegates Present at Its
Opening in Calcutta.
Calcutta, Dec. 2a— TheXational Indian
Congress opened in this city to-day. One
thousand delegates were present and 5000
persons were in the audience. Among those
attended were Messrs. Schwann and
Cain, members of the British House of
Commons, several Kajahsand Mohammedan
nobles. Advocate Ghose, the leading at
torney of tho High Court, in his address
described the congress as the iuevitable out
come of the geuerous policy of the British
Government. Mr. Mehta, a member of the
Bombay Legislative Council, in the Presi
dential address, made declarations as to tho
locality of the movement and its pacific
aims. Ha said the congress desired to as
sist the Government in \U work of social
reforms. Although the diverse nationalities
of India were not yet ripe for representative
institution*, yet the elective principle ought
to be adopted in nominations to the Indian
Council, and he v- I*l*l to the Viceroy to
watch the movement in the spirit of generous
MIST LEAVK THE OKDEK.
The Alternative Given to Telegraph Operators
by a Railroad Company.
Chicago, Dec. 26.— The ultimatum of the
Lake Shore nnd Michigan Southern road
that nil the telegraphers on that road must
withdraw from the Order of Railway Tele
graphers or leave the employ of the com
pany, is believed here to be the beginning
of a general movement in that direction. It
Is believed that several of the Chicago roads
will goon follow the example of the Lake
Shore. The opposition of the railways to
* the order has developed since it has shown
a tendency to affiliate with the Brotherhood
of Telegraphers (commercial operators), and
has refused to teach telegraphy to the ap
prentices sent to the different offices by the
couipany to learn the business.
Outside of railway circles it is believed
that the result of the crusade will be prac
tically the consolidation of the two tele
A Plea for the Ferftction of the Cnuntrj's
Xew YOBK, Dec. 27. — In commenttne on
the Yellowstone Park Bill the World says:
Obviously the railroad-rider oueht to be
voted out of existence* and the bill ought
to be pas«e<l. The park Is a great
national possession and is debtined
to be onr of th>' country's glorie*. Its bor
ciers ibonU be enlarged as proposed while
It eoste nothing to enlarge them. No rail
road shoulj <.n any account be permitted to
invad« the r^ion set apart as a permanent
liome for the beauties of untamed, un
I'ItOFESSOn BANCROFT. |
Peculiar Habits of the Hissing Man Brought
" to Light.
Pkovidence, Dec. 26.— The mystery
£bout missing Professor Bancroft, who has
The Morning Call.
been gone since December 3d, fi;ids no solu
tion yet, and the authorities at Brown
University are in a quandary. Bancroft
taught English literature there for nearly
twenty-five years, and he was as
useful to the college as any man
in the faculty. It has been learned
that Bancroft has been going in secret to a
woman who pretended to cure ills by a com
bination of mesmerism and manipulation.
Bis visits to her, and also his consultations
with Dr. Greene, a Christian science be
liever, were not disclosed at first, because
b's family begged for their concealment.
It is said that if they were known the preju
dice of the college corporation would not
permit the professor to return to his work.
Little by little, however, all has come out,
and now the man who is gone stands before
his neighbors decidedly different from what
they thought him to be in his habits and in
Newfoundland Fishermen lorrying the
Halifax. Dec. 26.— Tie British Govern
ment will have to defend n uuiiiberof law
suits over the attempted enfoicemrnt of the
modus Vivendi with France upon the fisheries
question. James Fraser of Halifax is suinc
Sir Baldwin Walker, Commander of the
wnr-ship Emerald, for 88000 damages for be
ing compelled to cease lobster fishing in
Boune Bay last summer under the modus
Vivendi, which it is alleged there is no iui
peiial or colonial law to enforce. S. Forest
& Co. are also petitioning the Newfound
land Parliament to pay their claim of S77(iO
iosses Incurred by the interference of the
French war-ships. These are only the lirst
of a Inrge number of legal actions.
Monsigneur Rowley, thc|l'refect Apostolic
of the Kicnch shore ol Newfoundland,
wri tes to U.e Halifax Herald describing tlie
consternation of the people of the French
shore at the anm uncement that ti,e modus
vivendi is to be continued another year, lie
says tl.at durine the short time it has been
in operation the modus Vivendi has inti-n-i
--fied !he stiained relations previously exist
ing, caused euonnons pecuniary loss to
Newfoundlanders, and vastly increased the
chances of a eoi fliet between rival fisher
men, and from his personal knowledge of
the serious condition of a tt..irs, lie adds that
h$ has no hesitation in predicting that
the matter will involve England in a
war with Fiance. The Jl< nsrgnenr quotes
British and French commanders, giving
contradictory Instructions to local ti-i .-.
ineu, and each commander threatening the
fishermen of the other nationality, and
points out that while England may declare
that she will iiot fi«U over a few codfish,
she is now voluntarily treating circum
stances necessarily invohin^ either war or
the abandonment of Newfoundland.
In reference to the French proposal that
the Britain shall cede Burin, Dr. Howley
says that Burin co: trols the whole bait
grounds, and in ceding it, Newfoundland
would be cuttiug out her own heart and
giving it to France.
Pap.is, Dec. 26.— The Siecle draws atten
tion to the fact that the proposal to exchange
the stretch of coast known as the French
ohore for certai n territory in auother por
tion of Newfoundland does not emanate
from the Government, but from the French
Consul-General at M. Pierre, M iniclou.
The French Government has not indorsed
the proposal, and the attitude of the French
Cabinet continues the same.
Another Attsci on tee Leader of the Sal
LoHDOX, !)•.-. 26— The 'limes publi- ■ a
three-column ar::.;.- 1 verelj ■ rilicizing Gen
eral Booth's scheme of social regeneration,
as set forth in bis book, "In Darkest En-
Cland." The wrUt-r of llie article says:
"General Booth cannot think he is tv be
authorised to collect by f< rce tM moral
lunatics — irredeemable slaves of vice, crime
and diink. lie c:j;iiut expect us to believe
lie can compel to worn, men who admittedly
will not nork. or that any colony ol such
men, even under the stimulus ol the lash,
coulp be compelled tv be self-supporting."
The article accuses Booth of childlike
ignorance of farming und recklessness in
entering on a contract i' r the purchase of
land for a farm-colony :<t £15 per acre. An
editorial states that tiie article is the first in
stalment i.f a critic.. l examination of the
scheme by a well-qualified writer, and says:
" We do n'-t affect to regard the scheme
with anything but profound distrust. \V«
urce the public not to conclude, in a fit of
hysterical emotion, that Booth deserves to
be intrusted with an iu:tnf n-o sum of
money, but « ait and hear everything that
can he urged against the. scheme."
New Yoi:k, Dec. 27.— Marshal Islington
Booth, sou of the head of thfl Salvation
Army, doubts the correctness of the London
report that Frank .Smith, Use head of the
food and Bbelter bureau of the army, has re
signed, and says: "If such a tiling had
happened I would have received a cable
gram from my father announcing it. I,
however, may receive one later, ana the as
sertion that the resignation of Smith or the
resiguation of all the Commissioners could
hurt the Salvation Army is absurd." lie
said tbat his father had written every chap
ter In "In Darkest England," but that
some statistics were furnished by another
NIPPED IN THE BUD.
A Scheme to Flood tne Country With
Bogus Dollars Spoiled.
PiTTsntp.o, Dec. 26.— A conspira-y to
flood the United States with counterfeits of
Silver dollars has beeu unearthed. Nineteen
persons are already under arrest, and SHOO
gpuri^is coin has been secured. The count
erfelflf Blooey was brought from the Cen
tral Depot in \»w York to l'ittsburg by the
gang, and Italians were employed to pass it.
The money is all in silver d.HHr-i, atxl is the
best counterfeit of the standard silverdollar
ever made. Two Italians and their wives
were arre^te.d while, trying to pas* some of
the spurious money. The liouse where they
lived was surrojndcd, «nd fifteen other
Italians arrested and the counterfeit of money
secured. According to information given by
the prisoners, a similar gang was sent out
from New York to other cities but the m -n
could not tell what particular cities were be
A PARTIAL CONFESSION.
How Bogus Divorce Lawyers in New York
Swindled Their Clients.
New York, Dec. 20.— A former partner of
W. D. Hughes, tlie begus divorce lawyer,
made a i artial confession to-night. While
the partnership lasted they distributed circu
lars all over the country, whidi brought
thrm hundreds of clients. In some instances
the clients discovered tlie bogus nature of
the decree, but never made trouble- when the
fee was returned to them. '1 his was never
less than SIOO.
Lost Part of Her Cargo.
Astoria, Dec. 26.— The schooner Norma
was anchored in an exposed place this after
noon when n severe storm sprunir up. She
was driven aground and a portion of her
cargo was thiowu overboard in order to
save her from destruction.
A Pastor's Present.
New Yokk, Dec. 26.— K-v. Dr. Thomas
Armitnge tins heen present d with a hnnse
costing 820,000, by th« Fifth-avenuo Bap
tist Cburcl), of which be was for forty years
tue pastor and is now pastor emeritus.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
SHROUDED IN SNOW.
Atlantic States Swept by a Ter
111 Classes ol Railway end Karine Traffic
Vessels Driven Ashore by Gaies— Many Dis
asters at Sea Feared— Telegraph and
Telephone Wires Down.
Special 10 The Mornixo Call.
New Yobk, Dbc. 26.— The predicted
snow-storm arrived this morning. Pedes
trians were few and far between. The sur
face cars made, poor progress In spite of the
fact that four hurscs were trying to do the
usual work of two. The navigation on the
rivers and bay was seriously Interfered
witn. This storm, whicti is promised to be
the worst since the blizzard of March, isss>
has been giving the South a taste of its
quality since curly yesterday morning, and
its center has worked its way up from
Louisiana to Tennessee. The storm pres
sure is trying to get up an area of high bar
ometer in Lower Canada, and as New York
is in the center of the track she will have
her full share of depression. The AVenther
Bureau sent out warnings last night to the
officers of all the Eastern railroads to look
out for heavy mow at d ordered northeast
storm sit:;>a!s to be hoisted.
Tlie mails to-day are late in arriving, the
most serious delays being in the* Western
and Southwestern mails over the Pennsyl
To - day's snow-storm was worsa for
navigation tlmji a heavy fog. Everything
in the line of steam crafi was delayed and
tbe movement of sailing vessels in the bay
v is Bnllroly suspended.
A dispatch from Deal Il^ach, N. J., says
that the sch( oner Vale, which was anchored
off there to-day, was terribly pounded by
tlie storm and the craw bad to be taken off
by life-savers. She will probably be a total
Till: HEAVIEST IN VEAIIS.
Washington, Dec, 26.— Washington has
experienced the heaviest snow-storm in
years, and this morning travel of all kinds
was almost suspended. Tlw snow is ten
inches deep un the level. Street-car ridine
was precarious, and pedestnanlsm ilifiieult.
Through trains from the South and West
The storm yesterday morning in Louisiana
moved to the Ohio Valley during yesterday,
and in tlie morning was central on the
North Carolina coast, causing general and
heavy snowfalls in the middle Atlantic
States, tlie Ohio Valley and tiie Lower
Lake region. A second storm is central in
Northern Minnesota and which, connected
by the barometic trough with the North
Carolina storm, makes the general condi
ti ns very unusual. Stormy and rainy
weather will prevail, with heavy snowfalls
from the Like regions eastward.
Chicago, I>. c. 26.— Along the Atlantic
Coast, from Norfolk :■> Boston, and along
tbe Gulf Coast from Pensacola to Xew Or
leans, a lunar halo 2-J ! i degrees in radius
appeared in the heavens last night. This,
with other remarkable feats performed by
that luminary these last threw nights, has
set every old weather <1 g along South
street ami the Battery busy prophesying vio
lent ebullitions ol nature in toe very near
' '■ \s r WRECKS FEASID.
Point Pleasant (N. J.t. l»oc. 26.—Re
ports have been received that a heavy snow
storm Is raging along the coast from Sandy
Hook to Cape May. Telegraph and tele
phone wires are down and wrecks along the
coast are feared. Reports from all parts of
New York State sh w an exceedingly henvy
fall of snow and a consequent interruption
of traffic. In Mohawk Valley the storm is
unusually severe, more than eight Inches of
snow having fallen t -day. Reports from
New Hampshire stato that the, snow is the
heaviest in several years. At Bangor,
Maine, and vicinity thp day was tiie coldest
of the season, the mercury reaching 25° be
low zero. Reports from several points in
Vermont state that the storm was the most
Bevere In many years. The street-cars in
the cities are blocked and the railroads
si BEKT-CABfl Trri) iv.
Uth a. Dec. 26.— A severe storm prevails
throughout tbe Mohawk Valley. The snow
is falling and the trains of all the railroads
are late. Tbe entire system of electric street
railroads in this city is tied-up.
Asiiiauv I'ai.k (N. J.,) Dec. 2fi.— A
heavy snow-storm prevails here. A three
masted selioi ncr is stranded off the beach
and probably will 1>« a tut.tl wreck.
Scbanton, Dec. 26.— Snow has been fall
ing all day and is now half n foot deep.
The Btreet-cars are not running and rail
way trains are delayed.
WILKESBABBB (I'eiin.,) Dec. 20. — The
snow-storm is still raging fiercely and snow
is two or threo feet deep In the streets. The
electric street railways and horse-cars are
unable to run. Trains on all the railroads
are delayed and business is practically sus
pended throughout the Wyoming Valley.
PrrrBBCBG, Dec. 26.— Another big snow
storm is raging here. It has been snowing
steadily eighteen hours with no indications
of cessation. The trains aro all behind
time. Street-car traffic on all but the cable
ronds is suspended.
Lyndo.vvii-i.k (Vt.), Dec. 2(l.— The ther
mometer was 30° below zero last night, and
.To° below this morning.
PIBBBB (S. Dak.), Dec 2f,.— Chinook
winds from the west, carrying blinding
clouds of dust, prevail here.
FIRE-AI.AKM SYSTEM BOIKXD.
Lexington- (Ky.), Deo. 20.— The heaviest
stoim of sleet ever known here occurred
yesterday afternoon nnd last night. Shade
trees and triegraph and telephone poles were
broken and miles of wire are down. The city
fire-alarm system is entirely ruined.
Sit.ingfiei.d (Mass.), Dec. 26. — The
storm here U delaying truvel greatly, all the
railroad trains being late, and the electric
street-cars rendered almost useless. Ten
inches of snow has fallen and it is still com
StATJHTOH (Va.), Dee. 26.— Two feet of
snow is on the ground here, blocking all tbe
THE ROOF FET.T, IJJ.
Altian-y (N. V.), Dec. 20.— Two sections
of the roof of this New York Central round
house at West Albany collapsed this after
noon under the weight of snow. Three men
were, badly injured.
PohTi.ANi) (Me.), Dec. 20.— A heavy gale
is blowing from 1 lie northeast, with the mer
cury at 10 degrees above zero. Snow is fall
ing fast and drifts badly. Trains are de
Cincinnati, Dec. 2fi.— lt is estimated that
at least seven iuclies of snow fell here, and
it drifted In many places to depths of two
and three feet. Street-car travel is impeded.
Pmi.AiiKi.rniA, Dec. 20.— A heavy fall of
snow was followed this afternoon by rain,
and to-night it will freeze hard. Many tele
graph and telephone wires are going down.
The train service on various roads is behind
time. In the interior of the State the snow
falls to-day ranged from eight to ten inches.
Baltimore, Dre. 2fi.— The heavy snow
storm of last night « as followed by raiu
to-day. Iteports from Virginia and other
parts of Marylan I indicate a very heavy
snowfall and much delay to traffic
Providence (K. I,"), Dec. 26. — The
schooner Bill Stowe of Boston and the
schooner liurlburt of Gloucester went
ashore dm ing the heavy storm this after
noon. Captain Thurston, Steward Ham
mond and Seaman Lawrence of the Hurl
burt were drowned. All the others wre
Boston, Dec. 26.— A heavy snow-stum.,
which began this morning, enntiuoed util.i
this evening. It was accompanied by agaio
of wind. The street railway companies h.iii
great difficulty in moving cars, and the *tean
railroads are nil behind time. Although thd
storm has raged with great severity aloug
the coast, no marine disasters have yet been
announced. The storm is general through
out New En gland.
Chief Justice Fuller's Daughter to Be Married
to a Prominent Politician.
New Yokk, Dec. 26.— A Washington
special says: Tbe most prominent event
immediately after the holidays will be the
marriace of Hugh Wallace, Chairman of tbe
Democratic Slate Committee of the nrw
State of Washington, to the eldest daughter
of Chief Justice Fuller of the Supreme-
Court. Among the guests to the wedding
from New York will be William Macksy,
sou of John W. Mackay, who recently came
to this country to live. Youua Mackay's
approaching visit is already boing talked of
by the society people of Washington. The
young gentleman is au Oxford man and a
tine musician. He plays on over a dozen
kinds of instruments.
ABSOItIiINO A ROAD.
The Southern Pacific May Purchase the San
Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway.
San Antonio (Tex.), Dec. 26.— 1t is ro
more.i in local railway circles that the San
Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad is about
to pass into the hands of the Southern Pa
cific Com 1 any, and it is reported here on
good authority that the deal will be com
pleted within a few weeks. Several promi
nent officials of the Southern Pa' ific road
recently made a trip over the San Autonlo
and Aransas Pass lineand its branches!, and
it is understood they have made a report to
C. P. Huuliugtou favoring the purchase.
Suit to Be Instituted Against Electric Boads
for Infringement of Patents.
St. Louis, Dec. 2f>.— lt is announced here
that the Adams Electric Railway Company
of St. Louis will soaii enter suit against the
Thomson-Houston, tho Sprague, tho Short
and oilier electric railway companies for in
fringement of patents. The suits will in
volve claims against various companies, ag
gregating millions of dollars, and should the
cases be. decided in the Adams Company's
favor it will make tbat corporation tho
greatest electric monopoly in the world.
TO THE WALL.
Eastern Business Honses Forced to Sus
Council Bi.itfs (Iowa), Dec. 26.— Simon
Lipinan of tho firm of Uenry Klsemnn <fc
Co., the dry-good* merchants who assigned
yesterday, estimates the liabilities of the
firm at 8200,01)0 and the assets at $300,000.
The failure was a great surprise, as the fir.n
if the largest and oldest retail dry-goods
house in lowa. In addition to their uou«e
here they operate branch houses in Omaha
and In tho Missouri Valley. These were
included in the assignment, as is also the
entire real and personal property of the
firm. '1 he failure is attributed to tlie strin
gency of the money market and a light
Dkdiiam (Mass.), Dec. 2(1. — Walter Potter,
broker and trader, of Boston, is declared lu
Woodsocket (S. Dak.), Dec. 26.— The
Sanborn County Bank, run by Leon L. Ste
vens, closed this morning. The County
Treasur.-r had $.SOOO »f the cuuuty's money
in the. bank. A number of merchants were
a;-., caught, There was no run on the bank
a-id the reasons given' for the suspension
are poor business and slow collections.
Stevens is City Treasurer and Secretary of
the Republican County Committee.
Nkw Yobk, Dec. 28.— Roberts, Cushman
& Co., dealers in hatters' materials, who
assigned, filed schedules to-day stating their
liabilities were S-45»>,000, nominal assets
$730,000, and aetunl assets $4.(7,000.
New Yobk, Dec. a;.— William 11. snnd
ifer, dealer in diamonds ana fine jewelry,
San Antonio (Tex.), Dec. 2f>.— The most
intense surprise and excitement was created
here and throughout the State to-dajr hy the
financial failure of Sam Maverick, iroprle
tor of the Maverick Bank, one < f the largest
private institutions in the South.
Maverick iiled articles of assignment for
the benefit of his creditors. Tne liabilities
are $!HO,UX> and the assets 81,800,000. A
prolonged run on the bauk caused the fail
Salt Lakf. City, Dec. 20.— Kellner, a
merchant of this city, assigned to-day. His
liabilities are S-PSlw nnd his assets about
the same amount.
DETROIT, Dec. 26.— The stringency of the
money market has caused the temporary
embarrassment of B. W. Leech & Co., exten
sive lumber dealers. Their creditors do not
appear to fear an npproachiug assignment,
one of them stating that the firm's affairs
are In excellent condition.
Chattahooga (Term.), Dec. 20.— The
Hughes Lumber Company has assigned,
with liabilities amounting to 8174.000 and
assets $320,000. D. W. Hughes, President
of the company, has aUo made a personal
assignment, with liabilities of 507,000 and
PITTSBUBG, Dec. Sft— A meeting of the
hankers and business men of this city, who
had loaned Geor«e Westiiißhouse SoOU.OOO
lately, wns held to-day. An Advisory Board
of five wns elected to act with Westinghouse
in tlacing the half million and managing the
affairs of the companies requiring the loan.
In an interview one of the subscribers to
the fund s-tnted that Westiiuihouse was
negotiating a half of a million loan in the
East when his competitors in business pre
vented. The loan was merely being made
to tide over the present stringency.
A RUN FOR LIFE.
Miraculous Escape of Workmen From a
Scottdai.f. (Pa.), Dec. 20.— An explosion
took place this morning In the entrance
shaft of the United Coal and Coke Works,
operated by the United Cuke Company. It
was caused by the ignition of kerosene oil,
nnd 140 miners were at work at the time,
but all made their esc;ij>e through the vari
ous openings for that purpose.
Seme of the escapes were miraculous. The
fire, which is still raging, destroyed all of the
loose property in the mine, and has already
done enormous damage. The coal is already
said to be ftbtate, and an Immense conflagra
tion, which would practically ruin the mine,
Two persons were injured this afternoon
by the fall of timbers near the burning shaft.
A DANCE OF HEATH.
Three Men Killed in a Quarrel About a- Woman
at Trenton, Ohio.
Trenton, D. c. 36.— Edward Gallagher
was shot through tlie heart, John Oliver was
killed hy a blow on the head wilh a stone,
and ilunry Inealls wa3 fatally injured at a
dance here last niglit. Tho trouble was over
Found a Big Nugget.
Minneapolis, Doc. lit;.— A farmer,
named Hollowiuaii, in Mahaska County,
lowa, tv-day found a solid gold nugget
weighing seventy ounces on the edge of a
small creek on his farm. It is believed that
a heavy deposit of the precious metal will
be found on Investigation,
Troops Will Not Be Withdrawn
Tie War Department Will Hot Abandon
Any Isolated Post.
Intention of the Republican Senators Re
garding tbe Elections Bill— lt Will
Be Pushed to a Vote.
Bpeolal to The Morn-ing Call
WASniNOTON. Dec. 26.-The Secretary of
War has decided not to abandon Fort Bid
well. He thinks it is not safe for settlers in
that region to be left without the protection
which is now afforded by the troops at that
post. The Sioux Indian troubles and the
murders by the Indians of Arizona have
scared the people living in that vicinity.
The Piutes are peaceably inclined, but at
the present time the War Department is
disposed to regard all Indians, good and
bad, with suspicion. As heretofore, troops
will be concentrated near railroad depots
and large cities. No troops will bs moved
from an isolated post where there Is the
slightest danger to settlers.
Orders have been issued directing Assist
ant Surgeon W. M. J. Wakeman to returu
to duty at Fort Bidwell.
Action on th» Elections Bill Likely to Be
Blocked for Some Time.
Washington, Dec. 26.— The holiday sea
son has afflicted the Senate heavily in the
matter of attendance. But seven Senators
put in an appearance at tbe north wing of
the Capitol to-day. It was understood when
the Senate adjourned Wi dnesday until Sat
urday that its session to-morrow will be
purely formal, and in fact was ordered ouly
to escape the constitutional limitation of an
adjournment over three days, so nothing Is
to be done until Monday, and then the Elec
tions Bill will be taken up again.
A Republican Senator, who is a strone
champion of the bill, said: "We will go on
talking about the bill next week, and many
speeches will be delivered to vacant seats
and empty galleries. We can't help It, you
see, for the proceedings the other night,
when Hoar tried to drive the Democrats
iuto a night session, was proof conclusive
that we could not muster in force during the
holiday season, but I bellev* that about
January 6th we shall have a fighting quorum,
and theu you may lock for a division." The
Senator was asked if a majority could be
secured for the cloture resolution. He re
plied: "Senator Aldrieh who has it in
charge, has been instructed to canvass the
Republican side of the Senate before putting
in the new rule. Senator Aldricb is a cool
headed, shrewd man, and it is hardly to be
presumed that he will euterinto as great a
struggle as this promises to be without some
sort of assurance that sufficient power is
behind him to win a victory."
Of the Senators assembled, tbe consensus
of opinion, especially on the Democratic
side, was that debate on the Shipping Bill
would be prolonged to a much greater extent
than has been expected, many representa
tives on both sides of the liouse having sig
nified their desire to deliver speeches upon
Doubtful Prospects of Congress Taking Action
New York, Dec. -'(j.— A Washington spe
cial says: The prospects of financial legisla
tion by the present session of Congress have
not been improved by the introduction of
the Caucus Bill. Ultra silver Senators are
outspoken in hostility to the measure. On
the other hand the Senators who oppose free
coinaue say they will have the Caucus Bill
or nothing. It seems the purpose of the
majority of the Republicans in the Senate is
to keep the Elections Bill under discussion
until the appropriations bills commence to
come in from the House, when they will be
taken up, thus preventing the consideration
of any financial measure this session.
Of course Representatives are in the dark
as to the action of the Senate in the cloturo
rule, the financial measure and the Elections
Bill. That the first will be adopted is con
sidered as doubtful. As to tlie second, the
feelinc on the Republican side, is that no
financial bill can pass the House that is not
purely a Republican measure, one that is
agreed upon in party caucus and one that is
put through the Senate without the aid of
Deinecratifi votes. The prospect for the
Elections Bill is not bright unless the pend
ing debate is brouzht to a speedy end. This
is admitted by all and the prospect is de
plored by tbe Republicans and openly re
joiced in by the Democrats.
A BID FOX ALASKA.
Captain Carroll Has Been Authorized to Offer
$14,000,000 for the Territory.
Washington, Dec. 26.— Captain James
Carroll of Sitka. who was chosen by the
Alaska Convention to be the Territorial
Delegate if Congress should give Alaska
representation, in talking to a reporter for
the Post said if the representation is de
nied. Congress should at least grant other
reasonable requests to the people of Alaska.
He also spoke of a proposition he was will
ing to make on the part of the solid citizens
of the country. If Congress did not think
Alaska of enough importance to give
It a system of jurisprudence and
all the facilities and rights it had
granted every other outlying settlement of
the Government, ho was empowered to of
fer the sum of 814,000,000 for the Territory,
and would pay it over in «20 gold pieces on
the shortest sort of notice. This was
$7,500,000 more than It cost, not to speak of
the big yearly profits the Government had
taken for sealing privileges. This offer, he
said, was bona fide, and he was sure If those
making the offer hud complete ownership,
whatever flag was raised, they could secure
to the people the blessing of a popular gov
ernment iinhiimpered by the annoying de
fects of the present system, which worked
useless hatdships and clogged Its develop
The Bill to Establish a Records and Pension
Office of the War Department.
Washington, Dec. 26.— Representative
Cutcheon, from the Committep on Military
Affairs, to-day reported favorably to tho
House the bill that passed the Senate some
days ago to establish a ltecords and Tension
Office of the War Department, and appoint
the officer now in charge of that work
Colonel in the army. In its report the com
mittee f tales that tho establishment of the
r dice v ill sreatly facilitate the work of the
PenMen Bureau, and of all the branches
connected with or depending upon the ex
amination of the records of the volunteer
The Senate Commerce Committee Gives th»
Projectors of the Scheme a Hearing.
Washington, Dec. C— The Senate Com
mittee on Commerce to-tlay gave a heariug
toF. L. Dana of Denver, llowell Jones of
Topeka, J. B. Clark of Chicago and A. P»
Chamberliu of Dcs Moiues upon the bill in
tioiluced by Culloin to incorporate the Pan-
American Transportation Company. These
gentlemen appeared as a sub-committee a -
pointed by the International Detp-harbor
Commission. They i>aid the committee was
backed by 15,000,000 people and was crested
to look after the welfare of tbe West before
Congress, but especially to secure adequate
appropriation for Congress to build a deep
water harbor on the Texas coast The §üb
committeo was appointed with the special
object of establishing a line of steamers be
tween the varions ports of the Gulf of Mex
ico and thn ports of Central and Soutb
America. It was determined to apply to
Congress for a charter. The incorporators,
they said, were men of wealth, with a capi
tal exceeding $15,000,000. The Committee
on Commerce has not yet taken aotlon on
A Tough Character Arrested for Blowing Up
Washington (Ind.), Dec. 2a— James Mc-
Bride, a tough character of Plainville, Ohio,
who has neen away for some time, returned
to town last night and called at Jenkins'
Hotel to see his wife, who was workiug
there. He was refused admittance, and at
an early hour this morning the hotel was
partially wrecked by an explosion of dyna
mite. The guests fortunately escaped with
slight Injuries. Mcßridn has been arrested.
Senator Hearst Improving - The Puget Sound
Washington, Dec. 26.— Senator Hearst
is better to-night.
A Pest ffice has been established at Mc-
Gees, San Diego County, with Richard W.
McGee as Postmaster.
In the House to-day the President's mes
sage regarding the dry-dock for the North
west coast was referred to the Committee on
Naval Affairs on motion of McKenna.
Washington, Dec. 2G.— The President
to-day api ointed E. Darwin James of New
York and Philip C. Garrett of Pennsylvania
members of the Board of Indian Commis
sioners, vice W. H. Morgan, resicned, and
Clinton B. Fisk, deceased. He also ap
poiuted Joseph W. Paddock of Nebraska
Government Director of tho Union Pacific
Railroad Company, vice James W. Savage,
American Monetary Union.
Washington, Dec. W.— The recom
mendations of the International American
Conference for the establishment of an
American Monetary Union, and the issue
of a common silver coin, have been adopted
by all the American republics, except Guate
mala, Uruguay and Paraguay, which have
not yet been heard from. The first meeting
takes place at the Department of State
Wednesday, January 17th.
Huston Will Not Resign.
Washington, Dec. 20.— The Star says
United States Treasurer Huston has re
considered his resignation and agreed to
remain in his preseut position until the end
of Harrison's term.
Presented to the President.
Washington, Dec. 20.— Benjamin Molina
Guirola, the newly appoiuted Minister from
Salvador, was formally presented to the
President to-day by the Secretary of State.
Tho usual formalities were observed.
Adjourned Till Tuesday.
Washington, Dec. 2C— About fifty mem
bers were present when tbe House was
called to order this morning. It was agreed
that when the House adjourn it be to meet
THE PRESIDENT'S AUTHORITY
Tig Knotty Problems in Connection With
the World's Fair.
Washington, Dec. 26.— The Seeretaiy of
the Treasury wrote to the Attorney-General
a few days ago that tlie Board of Manage
ment of the World's Columbian Exposition
is seriously embarrassed by the construction
that has beeu placed on certain provisions
of the World's Fair Act ; that it is desirable,
if possible, to overcome the difficulty by
executive action under the present law,
riither than encounter the probable delay
should application bo made for Congres
sional Interpretation. Section 10 provides,
among other things, that "Tbe President
may afso designate additional articles for
The opinion of the Attorney-General wns
requested as to whether the President is
authorized to designate addition.il articles
not already in the executive departments;
and to authorize the employment of persons
outside of the departmental force to pre
pare and take proper care of such articles as
he may designate, and perform other neces
There is also a difference of opinion as to
the disposition of the fund of 51,500,000 pro
vided for the Government exhibit, etc. Two
wholly independent bodies are now dispers
ing from this common fund, and the Board
of Management 13 unable to even estimate
what part, aside from the $400,000 set apart
fora Government building, will finally be
at its disposal. Tbe interpretation of this
question was also asked. The Secretary
wished to know whether or not the Presi
dent has the power, with or without the con
sent of the National Commission and Board
of Management, to divide or apportion said
sum between them.
The Attorney-General replied to-day, in
substance, that as to the first question be is
of the opinion that the power vested iv the
President includes that asked for by the
Secretary. In regard to the apportionment
of moneys he doe? not deem it advisable at
this time to determine what rights the Pres
ident may possess by virtue of his general
executive authority, and says it is probable
tbat the attention of Congress should be
called to the question.
Drunken Railroad Graders Endeavor to Born
the Town of Deadwood.
Dkadwood (S. Dak.), Dec. 26.— Three
fires occurred in different parts of the city
last night, two of which were due to incen
diary causes. The losses amount to 325,000.
A great many railroad graders were in town
yesterday in an intoxicated condition. In
the afternoon In order to quell a disturbance
the Mayor had a hosn turned on tbe men.
It Is thought the fires were set in revenge.
Rumors of further incendiarism are current
and a watch is being kept on the suspects.
Pierre (S. Dak.), Dee. 26.— 1t is reported
here tbat a fire last night wiped out tlie town
of Ree Heights, about fifty miles east from
here on the J<orlh western Road. No par
ticular} are obtainable.
The Pullman Car Works Announce a Seduc
tion of Wages.
Chicago, Dec. 26.— Fifteen hundred em
iluyes at the Pullman works who work by
the piece in the car-shops have been notified
of a new scale of wages, to take effect on the
first of the year, aruouiiting to a reduction of
about 10 per cent. Two hundred black
smiths have quit work, pending arbitration
wilh the company. The other employes
seem iuclined ;o accept the scale quietly.
Manager Sessions explained that owing to
the closeness of the lhianeinl situation the
railroad companies are uuly asking for cars
at low prices and on longtime. Contracts
on such terms had to be accepted or the
Touched a Live Wire and Died.
Denver, Dec. 26.— Charles McDonnell, a
lineman employed by the Electric Light
Company, was instantly killed tbia evening
by coming In contact \\ itli a live wire.
Phosphate Work* Burned.
Charleston, Dec. 26.— The Edlsto Phos
phate and Fertilizer Works were burned to
night. The loss is $200,000.
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Tbe Indian Troubles Believed to
Couriers From Bad Lands Report the Hos
tiles Ready to Return.
Tbe Relief Fores Sent Out to Rescue Captain
Fountain Was Unnecessary — Big
Foot and His Band Found.
Special to The Morn-mo Call.
Pine Ridoe Agency, Dec. 26.— Two bat
talions of the Seventh Cavalry, with two
Hotchkiss guns and a pack train, have left
for Wounded Knee, about thirty miles
away. The Indian council in Bad Lauds
has decided in favor of the hostiles return
ing to the ageucy.
The authorities feel that the Indian war
is practically over. There is still danger of
trouble in case au att nipt is made to disarm
Uie hostiles, aud, unless tliis is done, all the
Indiana will be at the agencies within a few
Dickinson (N. Dak.), Dec. 2C.— A courier
came in this evening fioin the relief force
that was sent out to rescue Captain Fuuu
tain's command, which was reported to be
surrounded by 500 hostiles iv the Cave
Hills. Caitaiu Fountain was surprised
wlien the relief party came up, as although
he had been industriously searching, liehiid
had been unable to find a single hostile
since he went out. lie sends word that
tbe stories about the murders ot ranchmen,
the destruction of property and the skir
mishes with soldiers are without a particle
of foundation. Nearly all of Sitting Bull's
followers he has learned have made their
way toward the Pino Kidge aud Cherry
Creek reservations, where they will sur
HEADY TO RETURN.
Rapid City (s. Dak.), Dec. 2C— General
Mile*, who has been waiting fur several
days to hear the result of the friendly mis
sion of the Hna Kiuge ludiansto the hostile
camp in liad Lauds, to-day received word
from (ienerM Brooke that the couriers hi
from his emissaries reported the ho«
--tiles ready and abuut to come
in. Several small parties are al
ready moving into tho ag-jney, and the
balky Indians are expected there within a
day or two. Word was also received that
Big Foot and his band, who have been miss
ing since their escape from Colonel Sumuer,
have been found in Porcupine Creek, mov
ing towaid Pine Kidge. No details are given,
but Big Fool has certainly evaded lor sev
eral days all the force in search of fiim.
COLONEL CAKH NOT lIEAKD FBOM.
■ Washington, Dec. 26.— General Sciiofield
this morning received the lollowiiigtvlegram
from General lilies, dated Kauid City, S.
Dak., December 25tli: "I have not heard
from Colonel Carr for thirty-six hours. lie
started to intercept ii g Foot and it is hoped
he will succeed in returning Bi« Foot to the
Cheyeune Ageucy. General Brooks reports
a messenger from Little Wound, Big Ro;id
and Fast Thuuder, tiie leaders of the In
dians who went to the Bad Lands. The
messenger says about half the Indians there
are coming in and he thinks the rest will
follow. Should not this be interruptaii by
some unforeseen event it will be most desir
General Sciiofield has received a telegram
from General Miles, dated Kapid City, De
cember 24, 1&90, as follows: " Colonel Sum
ner reported his command at Big Foot's
camp on the Chiyeune River, and that Big
Foot assured him he would do whatever he
said and bring all his people to Suuiner's
camp, but that the Indian deceived liiin and
eluded his command, going south in light
TWO GOOD INDIANS.
Camp Near Battle Creek (S. Dak.),
Dee. 20.— The wealher is cold aud the rivers
are frozen solid. A coinoany of Cheyf nne
scouts are encainned at the mouth ol Battle
Creek. Two attempts have been made by
the hostiles, who number about eighty, to
break their camp. The first attack was
made by ouly a few of the Indians, who
were quickly repulsed with a loss of two
killed and several wouuded, and it is
thought one was fatally hurt. The second
attack was made after dark by the whole
band, led by Kicking Bear. Volley after
volley was tired on both sides, aud a desul
tory lire was kept up for an hour or more.
It is not known how many hostiles were
killed, but judging from the reiiorts of the
scouts there must have been several killed.
Troops sent to the eceue report everything
quiet and no hostiles in sight.
Chicago, Dec. 26.— The Inter Ocean's
Pine Kidge special says live of the friendlies
who went out to negotiate with the hostiles
returned to-day and report others are com
ing. The hostiles, they say, are wholly un
manageable and will not listen to reason.
It is now thought the Seventh Cavalry will
take the field against the hostiles. Some ot
the returning dancers are trying to sueak
away from the agency.
Guthrie, Dec. 20.— W. P. Thompson,
legal aeentof the lowas, returned 10-day and
reported that the ghost dance had been aban
doned on the solicitation of Tohee, the blind
Cheyenne chief, and White Cloud. All the
Indians have returned peacefully to their
THE HEBREW POPULATION.
Statistics Regarding Jews FarnisUe I by the
Washinqtojj, Dec. 26. — The Division
of Vital Statistics of the Census Office
has prepared a bulletin containing a
nummary of tlm results of the special
inquiry concerning Jews in the United
States. The inquiry resulted In the
return of 10,618 completed family schedules,
eoibracing 130.C30 living persons, on the 31st
day of December, 1881), and in these families
there have been 2148 marriages, 6038 births
and 206°2 deaths during the five years ending
on that date. The social condition of the
families is indicated to sonic extent by the
number of servants kept by them, and as
about two-thirds are reported as keeping
one or more servants, the families reported
may be said to be in easy circumstances.
The average number of persons to each
fHmily on December 31st was 5.71, and the
average annual number for the five years
covered by the statistics was 6.45. The
average number of marriages per 1000 of the
total population wns much lower than the
general rate, being but 7.4; and the avemge
age at marriage greater than among tile
general population. The low marriage rate
and increased average age at marriage are
the principal reasons for the low birth rate.
The deaths reported for the five years give an
average annual death rate of 7.11 per 1000 of
the population, being about half of the average
rate for the eeneral population. Contrasting
the birth and dcuth ratos fur thuseof native
born parents indicates that tlio birth rate is
decreasing and the death rate increasing
with prolonged residence in this country.
The general results indicate that the Jews
here retain many of the peculiarities which
have been noted among them iv Europe.
WOUKED IN COLLUSION.
One Embezzler Commita Suicide and His Part
ner Is Jailed.
Albany (N. V.) ( Deo. 20. — Daniel W. Tal
cott, tun head book-keeper of 11. W. Sage A
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Co., lumber-dealers, was arrested this even
ing on a charge of embezzlement Thn
amount of his theft 3is not yet known, bat it
is believed to run high up into the thousands.
Sage & Co's confidential clerk, Joseph B.
Abott, who killed himself December 3d. was
also an embezzler, and Talcott Is shown to
have been working in collusion with him.
BIG TREE GROVES.
Troops Asked For to Protect Sequoia It
tional Park From Destruction
Washington, Dec. 26.— Andrew Caldwell.
Special Agent of the General Land Office,
who was appointed to make an investiga
tion as to the giant trees (Sequoia eigantea)
in Stockton and Visalia land districts In
California, reports that In the Visalia dis
trict there is one small and one large grow
of giant trees. The latter is a virgin forest,
and contains over 13)0 giant sequoias and
many more small trees. Some five years
ago a co-operative colony located about
forty entries in the neighborhood, and is
constructing a road to thl* timber belt
Tiie colony, it is asserted, numbers about
GOO members, and has recently eugmfted the
Bellamy idea as its leadiug attraction.
There is danger, tiie agent believes, that
those people. If unmolested, will soon de
stroy this most wonderful aud perfect body
of gigantic trees in the world. In a table.
giving the number and size of trees in tbo
proves visited, only those 45 feet in circum
ference and more, measuring three feet
from the ground, are classed as giants.
Of these 2<>75 were found. Forty aro over
eighty feet in circumfereni-e and several are
more than one hundred. One is 106
feet in cireuiuferencs or more than
35 leet in diamter. It is stated that the
so-called Bellamy colonists, who have
in pait perfected their title !<> th» lands on
which these trees stand, have expressed
their intention to hold their claims in spite
of all opposition.
Secretary Noble has received tbe follow-
San FrtANCisco, Dec. 17, 1890.
To the Secretary of the Interior— Bin: I would
most respectfully urge that you have a company
01 cavalry Matioued neai Sequoia National I'ark
early Iv tiie spring lor Hie reason that Itie Ka
weali people buast that they will hold luelr
claims whether the Tmstees are couvlcted or
not. I learu Uns from reliable partleß. 1 feeJ
sure that Haskell is at the bottom of tliis nmter,
he belli); the legal adviser of I lie compmy.
T.HOMAS J. > I ■ V. -I! < M.
* Special Land Inspector.
The Legality of the Law May Be Pro
tested by Railroad Men
New York, Dec. 26.— The Daily Indie*,
tor, discussing the Philadelphia Prtss' claim
that the new Western Presidents' agree
ment under the Hornan plan was illegal,
says: "As for the illegality ol the agree
ment, the railroads, when once united, may
take a notion to test the legality of the Inter
state Commerce Commission and the consti
tutionality of the law itself. If they do, tin
result will be the disappearance of the com
mission, or its decided suppression."
Dow-Jones' Agency issues the following:
" One of our customers says 0/ the cur
rent talk of the Union Pacific borrowinc
money for December demands at high rates
and meeting the January Ist payments, that
Gould Is on record as saying he had met th«
equipment payments, which were pressing
demands; and K. L. Ames is on recf>-« aj
saying there were no call loans or time
loans maturing, and both have said that
money was available for Juuuary Ist re
George Gould denies the current rumor
that he is to be made President of tho
Albany, Dec. 27.— Au agreement which
will probably be ratified Tuesday next has
been perfected between the New York.
Schenectady and Ogdensburg and the Cana
dian Pacific railway companies. This
agreement was accomplished through the
alteration of a proposed route of the lormer
company. This will provide for a road to
Jeave the river at a point below Newburg
and to continue north about twelve miles
from the lifer. The Wallkill Valley road
will be brought into line, and a survey of
the new route has been directed.
St. Paul, Dec. 2&— The current number
of tbe Northwestern Railroader says that
it is the intention of the Great Northern
to push its line through to the Pacific Coast
The contract for building the extension
from the summit of the Rockies to a point
beyond the Kootenay River has been let to
Shephard, Zmis & Co. of St. Paul. ThU
makes the extension from the main line at
Havre, Mont., about SOO miles, the first 125
miles of which has been completed aud
turned over to operating department
Chicago, Dec. 28.— Tbe statistics com
piled by the .Railway Ape show the con
struction during 1890 to be about 6080 miles,
as against 5200 miles for last yea«. Over
2000 miles of road under construction are in
•he S outhern States and over 1000 niilos in
the Southwestern States. The Northwest
ern shows 1057 miles, due largely to trio
active buildiuc (■Derations of the Northern
Pacific and the Great Northern roads.
Killed a Murderer.
Atlanta (<5a.,) Dee. 26.— While attempt
ing to arrest Bob l'ruitt, a negro la Gaiu«
ville, taut night. City Marshal. Kitlrell wu
shot dead. Policeman Lowry then shot and
Shot While Resisting Arrest.
Elgin (Kans.), Dec. 2ti.— C. O, Jonr%
rfallfl resisting ;irr. .-•, was shot anl mstant
■ killed by a constable.
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I have been afflicted for twenty ye»rs with an ob
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and others Leprosy, commencing on my scalp- aiid.
In spite or all I could do. with the help of the most
skillful doctors, it slowly but surely extended, u.n.l
a year ago th:s winter It covered my entire person
In the 'orin of dry scalos. ror the last three years I
have been unable to do any labor, and suffering In
tensely ail the time. Kvery morning there conld bs
nearly a dustpanful of scales taken from the sheet
00 my bed, some ot them half as large as tne en
velope containing this letter. In the latter part oC
winter ray Bkln commenced cracklug open. I tried
everything, almost, that could be thought of, with
out any relief. The IJIII of June I started West, us
hopes I could reach the Hoc Springs. I reached
Detroit, and was so low I thought 1 should have to
go to the hospital, but finally got as far as Lansing.
Mich., where I had a ulster living. One Or.
tiuated me about two weens, but did me uo good.
All thought I had but ashort time to live, 1 earnestly
prayed to die. Cracked through the skla all over
my back, across my ribs, arms, ha'ids, liraus: feec
badly swollen; toe-nails came off : Anger-nails dead,
and hard as boue: hair dead, dry and lifeless as old
straw. Oh, my Clod' how 1 did suffer. My sister,
Mrs. li. H. Davis, had a small part of a box of Cuti
cura in the house. She wouldn't give op; said,
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the terrible burning ■ -■nsatlon from the word go.
they immediately got the Cuticuba, Cuticuba
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after meals; had a bath oure a day, water about
blood heat; used Ccticuba Hoap freely; applied
Cuticuba morning and evening. Result: returned.
to my home In just six weeks irom the time 1 left,
and my s»m as smooth as this sheet ot paper.
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