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Mob, Bent Upon the Lynching of a Negro Mur
derer, Is Met With Storm r f ** *
Bullets and Retires. #
3Pftttr Are Fatally Injured and a Score or More Hurt Less Seriously
When the Mob Withdrew,Wounded, Dead and Dying Lay in the
Streets, Their Agonizing Cries for Help UnheededThe Murderer
Is Taken to the State Penitentiary for Safety.
Evansville, Ind, July 7.Six shot dead
and twenty-flve Injured, four fatally, la
the outcome of the race riots that have
caused a reign of terror here for four
At 10 30 last night the Bvansvllle com
pany of Indiana National Guard, assisted
by 200 special deputy sheriffs, sworn in
during the day, while guarding the county
jail in, which were sixteen negro pris
oners, poured a deadly volley of buckshot
and bullets into a crowd of several thou
sand people, led by a hundred rioters,
armed and desperate, which was press
ing them back amid jeers, threats and
curses, accompanied by stones and mis
When the smoke of the volley cleared,
thirty-one wounded and dead lay o . the
pavement. There is a contention as to
who fired first, the soldiers or the rioters
LThat the troops were fired on is proven
, by the fact that of the fallen, four were
'xnemKrs of the company. Their wounds
' were slight.
top of head blown off.
HAZEL ALLMAN, 15 years old, daugh
ter of Joseph H. Allman, shot In breast.
AUGUST JORDAN, 19, musician, bul
let wound In breast.
EDWARD RUHL, 23, laborer, shot
thru body and head.
FRED KAPPLER, aged 15, shot In side.
Fatally Wounded.
JOHN BARNETT, shot thru right lung
CALVIN HAWKINS, shot in abdomen,
linger shot off
JOHN GEIL shot in back.
EARNEST WALTERS, shot in back.
v long beforesthknocked e firing commencede and one
a J&tV1
soldier wa unconscious . Offl -
' v-Vcers and soldiers greatly deplore the
V v i shooting, but they feel that they acted
Shot Fired, Pirhaps Accidentally, arid
All during the evening the spirit of
evil seemed to hang over the mob about
the jail. Why the people should have
gathered there is a mystery. They knew
that the prisoner to whom the murder of
Patrolman Louis Massey may be ascribed
was in custody at Vincennes and that no
vengeance could have been wreaked upon
At 9 o'clock a thousand persons were
congregated about the jail. By 10 these
had dwindled to about 700. Company A.
of the First regiment, I. N. G., recruited
in Evansville, was on guard. The crowd
seemed to have assembled solely from
curiosity. Many in its ranks were boys.
Trouble began soon ofter nightfall, when
the soldiers were made the butt of jibes
and jeers.
Gradually, as if the tide of sentiment
wore setting into fierce anger, stirred by
more brutal taunts and acts, the crowd
began to presB in, inch by inch, upon ine
militia men, who formed the guard line
upon the street Soon sticks and stones
were being hurled, while every moment
the crowd pressed closer. A severe clash
came when a soldier, after ordering back
the crowd and receiving jeers in reply,
bayonetted a man In vain did the sol
diers try to hold their ground by physical
But a moment before the firing began,
to the spectators it seemed that the mob
held but the object of hariasslng the sol
diers and meditated no further trouble.
Then came the crisis A snower of stones
and sticks was hurled by a jeering, howl
ing crowd of men and boys Then the
mob suiged forward Suddenly the sol
diers, hard pressed and overpowered by
numbers, gave Wd.y and plunged within
the courthouse inclosure The sharp de
tonation of a rifle as the soldier pointed
his piece in the air followed
Signal for Carnage.
The carnage had begun. Wounded riot
ers and onlookers tried to escape On
Division street, lying between her grief
stricken father and mother, the little All
man girl was lying dead. She had been
out driving with her parents In the
yard of the courthouse wounded rioters
lay, and back of the line of the soldiers
two of the military men had fallen. When
the firing ceased, Captain Blum re-formed
hiii men and gave them orders, fearing
that anotrjr charge would be made. The
mob scattered, however. Many women
were in the mob, led there seemingly by
Colonel McClung, who was sent here
last night by Governor Durbin, was given
full authority to summon all military aid
he regarded as necessary, but he did not
ask for reinforcements for his company
until after the rioting. Attorney Frank
B. Posey, a well-known local orator, ad
dressed the mob and pleaded that it dis
perse, but his efforts were in vain
It is believed that one of the unknown
victims was H E. Johnson, an employe
of Wallace's circus, and who lived at
The Dead.
Fred Schmidt, shot m leg and arm,
taken home, Leo Whale shot in leg,
Robert Miller, shot In cheek not seri
ous, Charles H Presley, 17 years old,
shot in wrist and legs, Theodore Beem,
shot in side, other wounds, John Fares,
shot in head and hip, may die, Albert
Kaess, soldier, shot in arm whle picking
up wounded rioter, not serious, Benny
McPhilipps, shot in arm and breast Union
C Smith, shot in neck, seriously hurt
Harry Smith, shot in hips and back, B.
* fcfyem, lightly wounded in leg Will Kel
ler, shot in thigh. Mrs. Joseph Allman,
hot in shoulder,-
Josep h Allman , shot in
lace Ben Hoffman, shot in face, will lose
eyesight Alvln Jones, buckshot in back,
"William Reece, slight wounds in face, G.
H. Cook, slightly wounded Nelson
Jacques, shot in face Charles Smith,
slightly hurt about head
After the shooting the mob scattered
and disappeared. The dead and wounded
were taken to homes and hospitals and
the line of soldiery was re-formed. All
night troops stood around the Jail with
ready weapons, while inside the negro
prisoners prayed for mercy and protec
Troops Reinforced.
At 2 o'clock this morning, under orders
from Governor Durbin the Vlncennes
company of militia arrived and relieved
the Evansville troops There was no
demonstration when the relief troops ar
rived There were still several hundred
persons on the streets but no attack was
made and the incoming troops were not
Negroes are leaving the city in large
numbers, many vowing they will never
return Dozens of negro families are
camped in the country. Officials believe
there will be no further outbreak altho
there is great tension and the utmost
Vigilance will be maintained
The New Albany and Terre Haute com
panies of militia have been ordered under
arms by the governor and are ready to
start for this city at once
Governor Durbin is considering the ad
visability of declaring martial law Great
excitement prevails here this morning.
The governor this morning ordered the
Indianapolis militia, comprising four com
panies of infantiy and one battery of
artillery to mobilize at their armory and
bp ready to proceed to Evansville at 2
o'clock if at that hour it should be deemed
that their presence at Evansville is nec
Most of the killed and wounded were
members of prominent familfles and the
events have caused a shook to many.
There is much criticism of the militia, but
the opinion is that the soldlders piobably
acted within their rights as laid down by
law, many of the soldiers are close
friends of some of the victims.
Negroes Terrorized.
The police arrested fifteen negroes dur
ing the fight All were armed and in sev
eral instances revolvers were found on the
prisoners. Among the majority of the
negroes the wildest fear was present
thruout the night Fully 2,000 men,
women and children left their homes ear
ly yesterday afternoon and tramped to
the fair grounds, and there went into
camp. For hours the men kept up a
fusillade of shots to intimidate the whites
and no party of the latter ventured near
them with hostile intent. A freight train
that left here last night was stormed by
twenty-flve negroes who rode to Vln
cennes and reported disorders. Baptis
town was practically deserted during the
night. Hundreds of fear-stricken refugees
appealed to the police for protection and
were guarded in the station house and at
near-by boarding-houses
No Order to Fire.
Captain Blum of Company E made the
* following statement of the shooting: "The
mob, crowding up at the corner of Fourth
, and Division streets, forced the guards
back to the jail gate and would not be
* beaten back. A man in the crowd fired
P shot which struck a soldier. Then
the firing became general from the mob
and the soldiers fired in return Orders
' to 'cease firing" were given the soldiers
almost at once as the crowd turned in
flight No order to fire was given by
myself or any other officer. It was done
, spontaneously and in self-defense The
mob had been reoeatedly requested to fall
* back Boulders and bricks wer thrown
Carnage Was On.fe^.^ ~ ,,
Cincinnati, July 7.The Times-Star
Correspondent at EvansvUIe wiraa thus:
nr Tift i'
Whites and Blacks Clash In Kansas
Wheat Fields.
Topeka, July 7 A race war is threat
ened in the Kansas wheat belt. Yester
day Governor Bailey was appealed to by
Edwards county harvesters for protection
from a threatened mob composed of white
men. The whites declare they will not
work with the negroes and that the
latter shall not work in the harvest fields.
Governor Bailey wired that the farmers
must apply to the sheriff of Bdwrads
Negroes are flocking into the wheat
belt on every train A call was made for
500 additional harvesters in Pratt county
yesterday and 100 Missouri negroes are
en route Trouble is feared on their ar
Brown In Penitentiary.
Vincennes, Ind , July 7.Lee Brown, the
negro who was in jail here for safekeeping
after he killed Policeman Massey at "Ev-
ansville ajnd caused the negro race riots
there, was to-day taken to the state pris
on at Jeffersonville for better protection
against the mob. Brown's removal caused
great relief here, where the worst was
Expected to-night
Brown is pronounced to be dying. The
prisoner is so weak from loss of blood from
the bullet wound In his left lung that he
cannot stand, and death will come within
forty-eight hours, the doctors say. Rev.
Mr. Kelly of African M. B. church gave
Brown spiritual consolation last evening.
Brown said his home was in Minnesota
that his parents were dead and that he
had a sister, but could not find her.
Waters Known to Have Killed 25
Persons at JeanetteOthers
Jeannette, Pa,, July 7.As a result of
the breaking of the Oakford Park dam,
twenty-flve persons are known to be dead
ana sixteen are missing
The property loss in the valley will
reach $1,500,000, and the distress is so
great that outside relief will have to be
asked for.
From a happy, prosperous "valley, this
region in a single day has been trans
formed into a great household of mourn
ing. Homes have been wrecked and great
workshops have been forced into idleness.
Hundreds of men will be out of employ
ment for several weeks.
So far to-day no bodies have been re
covered, but it is believed a number will
be found in the debris along the Penn
sylvania railroad.
French President Receives an En
thusiastic Greeting in the
British Capital.
Lunches With the Prinoe and Prin
cess of Wales and Other
Royalties. '
In Response to Lord Mayor's Toast
He Makes a Plea for In
ternational Amity.
Crowd Advances.
London, July 7.President Loubet was
early astir to-day and began an extensive
round of functions, calling at the French
hospital and visiting the home for French
governesses. Passing thru the Ancient
waid of the hospital, he stopped to con
dole with a corporal of a detachment of
life guards forming his escort, who was
injured by fall'ng from his horse outside
the hospital. The president returned to
St. James palace about 10 o'clock. He
was greeted with great cordiality and
cries of "Vive Loubet," to which he con
tinually raised his hat.
A reception of a deputation from the
diplomatic corps filled up the rest of his
time until noon shortly after which the
president, accomramed by Ambassador
Cairbon and Fo-cign Minister Delcasse
started in spmi state to visit the city.
Crowds Cheer Him.
Long before the time fixed for M. Lou
bet's drive to the Guild all the gaily dec
orated route was crowded with people and
lined with troops the whole way and In
spite of the cloudy sky the uniforms,
flowers, flags and bunting combined to
form as bright a scene as London had
produced in many years. The bells of the
city churches pealed a welcome to the
visitor and the presidential cortege as it
passed on was greeted with unmistakable
Shortly before 1 o'clock carriages con
taining the Prince of Wales and the Duke
and Duchess of Connaught, preceded by
life guards, drove up to the Guild hall
where the royal party joined the lord may
or, Sir Marcus Samuel,. Premier Balfour,
the judges, aldermen and others in await
ing the president.
Another detachment of life guards and
outriders then rode up and, amidst a good
volley of cheers, President Loubet drove
in. He sat in an open carriage, beside
Abbassador Cambon, and wore a high hat
which he constantly removed, bowing right
and left. The president jumped from the
carriage, shook hands all around and af
ter an address from the corporation had
been presented to him, M. Loubet pro
ceeded to luncheon
The brilliant assemblage of guests, /be-
sides the notable French visitors, included
the Prince and Princess of Wales, the
Duke and Duchess of Connaught and other
members of the royal family, the cabinet
ministers, a number of members of the
house of lords and - the house of com
mons and Field Marshal Lord Roberts
After luncheon the lord mavor toasted
the president of the French republic. In
reply M. Loubet said he was happy to
bear to the city of London a cordial greet
ing from the French people. "I join heart-
ily," he said, "in the wishes which you
express for a cordial understanding be
tween the two peoples, each of which holds
a necessary place in the history of civil
ization, feeling that their common inter
ests should inspire them with a spirit of
conciliation and accommodation which will
serve the cause of humanity. The pres
ence at my side of the minister for foreign
affairs of the republic is a pledge to you
of the value which the whole French gov
ernment attaches to the development of
these happy relations of friendship be
tween our two countries "
M. Loubet leturned to St. James palace
at about 3.30 p. m. and spent the rest
of the afternoon in a round of visits to
members of the royal family. & ~ A
Toronto, July 1 Dr Henry S Lunn is here
airanglng for a visit to Canada on Aug. 29 of
the party of fifty prominent Englishmen, mem
bers of parliament and others, who are coming
to study trade and industrial conditions in Can
ada before dealing with the problem in the
British house. ' ''
New York, July 7.Counsel for er-Congress
man Edmund H. Drlggs, who is under indict
ment for alleged violation of the law in accept
ing money for serrlces rendered to a cashy
regls -
try company in its dealings with the postofflce
department, has filed a demurrer to the indict
.mania Atgvuajmt will h* hgacd TJnirtdiT a*xt
- More Fatal Lockjaw. *
Josephine E. Levac, the six-year-old.
girl who was accidentally shot at South
Park about three weeks ago, died at St,
Luke's' .hospital, St. Paul, Sunday, from
ckjaw, and was buried to-
La Crosse Millers Sign Contract to
Buy Wheat on Minnesota
Grades. "
Minnesota wheat will be weighed and
inspected by Minnesota officials at La
Crosse, Wis. A contract to that effect
has been signed with the La Crosse millers
by Railroad Commisisoner Staples, and
a Minnesota inspector will be detailed for
La Crosse In a few days. The fees for
weighing and inspection will more than
pay his way and may be enough to justify
fy putting in another man wso that one
will do the weighing and another the In
The new service -was requested by La
Crosse millers, who have been handi
capped in buying Minnesota wheat be
cause they could not give it the Minne
sota Inspection. The farmers of this
state prefer to market their wheat where
they can get the standard inspection
guaranteed by Minnesota and in order to
get it the millers of 'the Wisconsin town
made the necessary arrangement with this
This is an important point scored in
favor of the Minnesota inspection, which
has been bitterly fought by certain Wis-
consin interests. The attempt was made
last winter in the Wisconsin legislature
to establish a Wisconsin inspection, but
it failed, and the La Crosse millers now
indorse Minnesota inspection, which is
also in use at West Superior.
Large Field of Anthracite Is Located
in Routt County,
Special to The Journal.
Denver, Col., July 7.It is announced
that genuine anthracite has been discov
ered in Routt county, Colorado. The
fields are believed to be fully as extensive
as those of Pennsylvania.
Unknown Friend Gives $11,110 to
Saratoga Man Who Had Failed
in Business.
New York Sun Special Service.
Saratoga, N. Y., July 7.Without leav
ing any clue to her identity an elderly
woman left a package containing $11,110
in crisp greenbacks at the door of James
Mealey of Schuylerville last night, with no
explanation, save that it was "From a
friend." Mealey had been in financial dif
ficulties and recently went thru bank
ruptcy, his stores and stock of goods be
ing sold to meet obligations.
The door bell was answered by his
daugher, who found a woman of elderly
appearance, dressed in plain black, who
shrank back from the light that came
thru the open doorway, as if desirous of
avoiding recognition. Hastily thrusting a
small package Into Miss Mealey's hand she
hurriedly explained it was a little present
for Mrs. Mealey from a friend and re
treated down the steps. On opening the
bundle it was found to contain bank bills
amounting to $11,110.
Mealey first believed It to be a joke, but
on taking the notes to the bank was as
sured that they were genuine. He says
he can give no explanation at present un
less it Is a contribution from his friends.
Washington, July 7.The controller of
the curreocy tp-day authorised two na
tional banks for Minnesota, with $25,000
capital each, the First National bank of
Rush City and the First National bank
of Frazee. Incorporators of the former
are F. N. Welcome of Minneapolis, H. D.
Reed, S. C. Johnson, J. D. Markham, E.
J. Bowie and others of the latter, M.
T. Dahlquist of Fertile, B. E. Dahlqulst,
C. O. Wheeler, O. N. Layman and H. 8.
Defective Page
A Prominent New York Financier
So Informs Attorney Gen
eral Knox.
It Brought Capitalists to Their
Senses and Prevented Danger
ous Overcapitalization.
Prof. Langdell, a Legal Authority,
Changes Attitude Toward
the Merger.
"The bringing of the various suits
against the Northern Securities company
and Its merger of railways was one of
the best things that could have happened
for the financial world."
This sentiment was expressed recently
to Philander C. Knox, attorney general
of the United States, by the president of
one of the great banks of New York city.
It was repeated by General Knox to At-
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torney General Douglas of Minnesota, who
called on the cabinet officer a short time
ago in Washington. General Knox said
that the financier called to congratulate
him on the winning of the government
suit, and told him that these legal pro
ceedings had come just in time to head
off an era of reckless overcapitalization by
holding companies, which would have been
absolutely certain to bring a financial
crisis within two or three years The ac
tion taken by the authorities, the banker
said, headed off other such gigantic
schemes and more than that, it caused
financiers to take a sober second thought
and brought on a revulsion of sentiment
against such dangerous exploiting.
Legal Authorities Flop.
Lawyers are discussing with some in
terest the article by Professor C. C. Lang
dell of the Harvard law faculty, who criti
cises the decision of the circuit court
judges in the Northei n Securities case. He
maintains the legality of the proceeding.
This is not strange if a current rumor
true that Mr. Langdell was one of the
"high legal authorities" consulted before
the Northern Securities was organized.
He is understood to have approved the
scheme, and in his published article he
holds that the Sherman act does not apply
to railroads. In its consideration for cap
ital the article rivals some of the utter
ances of Chicago university professors.
Another legal authority made a marvel
ous change of front on the merger ques
tion. He delivered a lecture before the
state university law school last winter, in
which he stood up for the merger both'as
a question of law and of public policy. He
ridiculed the theories of the prosecution
in the pending cases. His lecture was
a remarkable effort, in view of the fact
that a few months before he had applied
to be engaged as one of the counsel for
the state in the merger case, and at that
time expressed himself as heartily in sym
pathy with the course of the state authori
ties He is on record both ways.
The circuit court decision has excellent
legal backing, however. It is approved
in its entirety in a recent article by Sey
mour D. Thompson of St. Louis. Since
the death of Judge Cooley Mr. Thompson
is considered by many to be the leading
law writer of the country, and his opin
ions have great weight with members
of the bar.
Enler of Sweden and Norway Is At-
S\ tacked by an Incurable ' -
,._ t - Malady. ' ~
London, July 7.The Manchester Dis
ptach says that King Oscar of Sweden is
suffering from an inerrable internal com
plaint, an
His Physicians Announce They Now Have Given
Up All Hope of Saving the Aged
- Prelate's Life.
This Afternoon His Holiness Submitted Courageously to an Operation
and Was Improved at Its ConclusionThe End, However, Cannot
Be Postponed for LongLeo Takes an Affectionate Farewell of
His Nephews and Tells Them Not to Mourn.
9:20 a. m.The official bulletin just issued, is as follows:
The pope passed a restless night, without sleep. Nourishment, how-
ever, has been more freely taken and the general condition of the patient
is a little more reassuring. An objective examination shows a change in
the right of the thorax, and the middle lobe of the lung, which up to yes-
terday did not permit the passage of air, now allows the air to penetrate.
On the other hand, the ,interior zone has become more obtuse and the
trasmission of vocal and tactile vibration is wanting. This leads to the be-
lief that there is liquid in the pleura. An experimental incision will be made.
The action of the heart is depressed so much as to render the renal function
insufficient, and to cause cyanosis in the last phalanges of the hands.
Mazzoni. .
3:45 p. m.The following bulletin has been just issued:
The test puncture of the pleura has been made and 800 grains of fluid
has been taken off. A reported examination showed that some mucous mat-
ter was in the lung, which was originally affected.
The pope underwent the operation with courage. His general condition
is now better and he is resting.
7 a. m The condition of the pope is
unchanged His holiness awoke early and
took some soup. When he is not asleep
he is perfectly lucid and calm. He has
asked that he be told the moment that
danger becomes Imminent.
a. m There is considerable ex
citement around the Vatican and numer
ous persons are going to and coming
from the pope's bedroom The relatives
of the pontiff, Cardinal Rampolla and
Pope Leo's private secretaries, however,
remain in the chamber Cardinal Ram
polla has been receiving members of the
diplomatic body at all hours of the day
and night
Several large books kept for the pur
pose have been signed by members of the
Roman aristocracy, high ecclesiastical
authorities, notable personages of the
papal court and distinguished strangers
who have called to inquire regarding the
pope's condition.
All the papal mililtary bodies in per
manent service are earning the two
months extra pay which they receive in
case of the death of the pope, an extra
pay for two additional months from a
new pope
Thousands of Telegrams.
8:75 a. m Up to the present Aime the
telegrams received at the Vatican from,
all parts of the world number 3,782. They
include many from America, among which
is an especially affectionate one from Car
dinal Gibbons.
Oreglla the Center of Things.
Altho the pope is still alive. Cardinal
Oreglla begins to be the center of all Vati
can affairs, as it is considered that the
moment is close at hand when he will as
sume the supreme power in his capacity
as cardinal camerlengo.
Engineers Scheifer and Manuce, who are
called architects of the conclave, as their
office consists in walling up the cardinals
when they have gathered for the election
of a new pope, have placed themselves at
the disposal of Cardinal Oreglla, as has
also Prince Chigi, who holds the office of
marshal of the conclave.
In all the churches masses are cele
brated, and these are attended by an
extraordinary number of the faithful, who
pray for the recovery of the pontiff.
9 35 a. m When Dr. Mazzoni went this
morning to the Vatican Dr. Lapponi made
a full report to him as to how the pope
had passed the night. When both entered
the sick room Pope Leo smiled benevo
lently at Dr. Mazzoni, but seemed not to
have sufficient strength to speak. The
doctor said.
"How is your holiness?"
To this inquiry the pontiff, in a faint
voice, replied.
"I have no illusion and am reslgutd.'*
Then he raised nit eyes, while his lips
moved, evidently in prayer.
The donors proceeded to make a most
minute exomi: ation of the patient, lis
tening to his breathing and testing his
Pope Sees the Papers.
The pepe this morning having expressed
a des re to read the Obser\ato-e Pomaco
and the "Voce Lela Veriti to see what tney
were paying about his ll'ness. special edi
tions of the journals w?re prepare*! ard
sent to his holiness.
10:45 a. mAn operation for p-m-turing
the pleura -will be perfo-med oo the pope
at 11 o'clock with a prayan sy.rg
1:45 p. m.Dr. Mazzoni, in an interview
t] ?
s afternoon , admitted that he had
given up all hope of saving the pope's
The puncturing of the pleura has been
postponed until 2 o'clock this afternoon.
4 p. m.After the operation Dr. Mazzoni
said that danger remained imminent but
that the illness from which the pope was
suffering was tull of surprises. His holi
ness, he added, might even live three days
2:30 p. m.The pope has been operated
upon and his general condition is now bet
9:20 a. m.The pneumonia from which
his holiness has been suffering is now
v -
t a serious operation,
1 nrojkMLbJv,dwi U r in the near futurt.
The barefoot cardinal of the Carmelite
order. A famous diplomat and Ideal
scholar- Prominently mentioned for reconciliation with the qulrlnal. He Is
'- tBf*
complicated with pleurisy and the pon
tiff has paralysis of the fingers Pope
Leo passed a restless, sleepless night.
Details of the Operation.
6.55 p. m.The calmness with which
the pope underwent the ordeal of the
operation was one of the most remark
able evidences of fortitude that he has
given in his whole life. After a lengthy
conference the doctors concluded it was
advisable to operate for pleurisy, the
primary purpose being to explore the af
fected part They hoped incidentally to
draw off the collected fluid When their
determination was communicated to the
pontiff he showed no anxiety. On the
contrary, he submitted very willingly,
expressing the hope that good 'results
might come, recalling the successful re
sults following Dr. Mazzoni's operation
some years ago for cyst
As the operation was not of a capital
nature, not suggesting the use of chloio
form or other anaesthetics, the pope lay
on his oed, with his left side exposed
below the arm pit to the waist. Only
the two doctors and two personal attend
ants were within the chamber. Imme
diate attention to the operation devolved
upon Dr. Mazzoni, who handled the in
struments. First a slight incision wa&
made 4n the side of the venerable patient:
A solution of alcohol and corrosive
limate was then1
injected and cocaine-wasub s
used to deaden the sensation. The point
of operation was just below the seventh
rib and the operation itself consisted in
the insertion of a large Pravaz needle
syringe. This penetrated to the region
where the matter had accumulated, and
by means of suction slowly drew it off.
Under the skilful guidance of Dr. Maz
zoni the operation scarcely occupied over
four minutes.
Beneficial Results.
The pope gave evidence of no pain what
ever, neither was there the slightest
quiver of moral dread of the operation.
In the language of one of the doctors,
the cocaine so deadened the parts that
the pontiff felt no more than a slight pin
So soon as the liquid was drawn off
by the suction needle the patient felt
great relief, owing to the removal of the
pressure of the liquid on the lung, and
slmultaneouslyu the doctors could hear
air passing thru that zone which this
morning was declared to be impervious,
owing to congestion. From a pathological
standpoint the free passage of air was
considered satisfactory, but more so were
the results, the mental and physical re
lief which it bi ought to the pope. He
immediately showed an exhilarating spirit.
With a slight smile on his pallid face, he
whispered his thankfulness and bestowed
benedictions on the doctors bending over
him. The pontiff even stroked Dr. Mas
zoni's face in the benevolent way which
is characteristic of him. Then, with one
hand, he ohanged his position, closed his
eyes and in a few minutes passed into a
calm, healthful sleep.
The doctors remained by the pope's side,
noting the regularity of his breathing and
pronounced the operation to have been In
eevry way successful and leaving no per
ceptible adverse results.
Pope Asks for Commission AgainFart*
well to Relatives.
Rome, July 7.The pope this morning
expressed the desire of again taking com
munion, notwithstanding the fact that he
received the last communion on Sunday
and extreme unction yesterday evening.
Monsignor Marzoline performed both
The pope showed great serenity, re
peating that he felt quite prepared to
leave the world. In spite of this, he now
and then expressed the hope that he
might yet recover.
The pontiff afterwards received his nleoe
and Count Canall, her husband, who came
purposely from their home in the country
to see him again.
The pontiff continues to be greatly In-
A leading candidate for pope. He favors
grand penetentiary of the church.
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