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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXIX.
FURIOUS FLAMES.
A Hospital 011 Fire in
New York.
EXCITING SCENES ENSUE.
Malonc, N. V., Experiences a
Costly Conflagration—The
Hydrants Frozen.
I Associated Press Dispatches to thoHERALD]
New York, January 29, — In the
hospital for ruptured and crippled
at Lexington avenue and 42nd street,
there are 163 crippled children under
treatment. This evening the younger
children were in bed, and the others
were preparing to retire. Two of the
older children started upstairs to go
to bed and on reaching the second
floor they were suddenly enveloped
in clouds of smoke. They hurried as
rapidly as possible to the third floor,
and found the nurse and told her that
the building was on Are. The alarm
was sent out as rapidly as possible,
and the doctor, nurse and police, as
well as a number of citizens
and firemen, carried all the
children from the burning buil -
ing. When the fire had been ex
tinguished the lifeless body of Mary
Donnelly, cook in the hospital, was
found in her room on the fifth floor,
where she had died from suffocation.
Ten year old Max Schwartz, who is
suffering from hip disease, tried to
carry out John A. Burke, a little deaf
and dumb cripple, but the boy
was too heavy. He then dragged
him out to the hallway, where
he met a policeman who carried both
boys down. During the fire Michael
McCarthy, an elevator boy, was over
come by the smoke and fell into the
elevator pit. He was discovered there
by Jessio Stranger, a young waitress
in the hospital, who dragged him
out into the air whore he revived.
v vi i it 111:11,1 wahi i:d.
A Fierce I'onl I air ratio a at
malnuc, N. V.
Utica, N. V., January 29.—Mai one,
Franklin county, was visited by a ter
rible fire this morning which was first
discovered in the crockery store of Mc-
Fuller, situated in the Empire or How
ard House block, and was soon under
full headway. Owing to the hydra* ts
being frozen no water could be ob
tained from them, and a long delay
was caused from the fact that connec
tions had to be made at the river and
■the water forced up by steamers.
Meanwhile the fire had completely
gutted the above store and communi
cated to the Howard House, and was
under good headway when the water
was ready to pour on the flames. Dur
ing the burning of the house an ex
plosion, presumably of gas, occurred,
blowing out portions of a brick wall
and killing Isaac Chester, a promi
nent business man of Malone.who was
coming out of the bank, and injuring
several others.
The whole Empire block, including
the hotel and opera-house, and all the
stores in the block, were completely
destroyed.
The following is
A LIST OF TUB LOSERS :
Frank Tollman, proprietor of the
Howard House; Ferguson ci Merritt,
proprietors of the opera house; G. M.
Shaun, hardware; (3. H. Brown, car
riages ;M. 0. Fuil»r, glassware aud
crockery;Cantwell & Maine, lawyers;
Abner Croft, furniture; Farmers' Na
tional Bank; Sanford & Bartlett, mil
linery; Thomas Carpenter, clothier;
Umpter & Barnum, dry goods. An
estimate of the total loss places it at
.$290,000, with probably about $75,000
insurance.
THE WllATfliat.
Rain tailing in the Northern
Part of the Slate.
Willows, January 29. —It has been
raining more or less for the last two
days. So far the season has been
good.
Colusa, January 29.—1t rained the
greater part of last night and the pros
pect is good for an all night's rain
to-night.
Keddinu, January 29. —There was
a heavy rain last night and to-day.
The river and creeks are swollen.
Healdsbuho, January 29. — Two
and a half inches of rain fell last
night. The streams are booming.
Several minor accidents happened
during the past few days, through at
tempting to ford Dry cieek. .
present prospects.
San Francisco, January 29. —Indi-
cations lor the 24 hours commencing
at 4a. m., January 30th: For Northern
California, light rain, light to fresh
southerly winds, nearly stationary
temperature; for Southern California,
fair weather preceded by local rains,
light variable winds, nearly sta ionary
temperature.
TUB TROPICS.
A Budget of Central and South
American Netva.
San Francisco, January 29. —
Advices from Panama to January 7th
arrived to-day by the stoamer San
Bias.
The Panama railroad has discon
tinued the non-paying practice of
throwing persons from its trains while
running at full speed.
The tax of $8 per head on all cattle
slaughtered in the Panama district is
now in force, and beef costs 30 cents
per pound at retail.
Peru now requires five years' mil
itary service from every man be
tween 21 and 30 years of age. The
financial troubles in Peru are sub
siding.
British Guinea has been suffering
from a protracted drouth.
The people of Managera, Nicarau
gua, have been badly frightened by
earthquakes.
Martial law has ceased in Salvador.
A SAD ERROR.
A Hunter Mintalieu for a Deer
and Mortally Wounded.
Portland, Ogn., January 29. —
While hunti g, twelve miles from
Kelso, Cowlitz County, W. T., some
days since, Eli Joseph was shot and
killed. His partner, T. D. Avers,
seeing what he supposed to be a deer
in the brush tire.l at it and shot Ayers
through both hips and he died on the
spot a few hours after. Ayers left the
wounded man with a companion and
went for help. He sent a man living
near by and has not been seen since.
BADLY BtsATKN.
» lie I,on Angeles Hoys Defeated
by the «J. A m's.
San Francisco, January 29. —In the
game 10-.lay betweeu the Los Angeles
and Ureenhood and Morans of Oak
land, no runs wore scored by either
side uutil' the fourth inning, when
Donovan Ford crossed the plate. He
reached first on balls,-daringly stole
second and went homo on Ebiight'.s
fumble of Hardio's infield hit. In the
eighth inning they increased their
score to three runs. Lange was safe
on a hit and stole, second and third.
Van Haltren reached his base
on balls and stole second.
Donovan was at tho bat and hit
good for two runs. Donovan stolo second
wentjto third on Whitehead's assist of
Williamson's hit anil scored on Har
tii's two-bagger. In the ninth White
head went in to pitch for tho visitors
and the move proved disastrous. On
Ebright's errors, two bases on balls
several wild pitches and a passed bail,
the G. & Ms. ran up their string to
nine runs before they were relieved.
The only run Hcored by the visitors
was in the eight inning. Ebright was
safe on second and Shea's overthrow
to fir3t scored on Whitehead's single
to centre. Score G. & Ms. 9; Los
Angeles 1.
A BOLII IICKIII liV
Committed 111 the California
Theatre at Sun l'rancl»co.
San Francisco, January 29.—This
evening Albert Mundhauk, one of the
striking "bakers, was robbed of $890
in the California Theatre. Just
before the curtain rose Mundhauk,
his brother and sister were sanding
just back of tho last row of seats in
the gallery, when three men stepped
up behind him and one of them put
las hand in Mundluiuk's pocket where
the money was. Mundhauk attempted
to turn around but another man
grabbed his hands and held them un
til the money was removed, wh: h
was done in an instant. Tho men
then disappeared in the crowd, and
were out of the house before the alarm
could be given. The $890
was the savings of Mundhauk, his
brother and sister, and with the
money they intended soon to start a
bakery at Watsonville. After re
turning to the theater after a fruitless
attempt to trail the robbers Mundhauk
saw a man whom he said he identified
as the one to whom the money was
handed when taken from him. This
suspected man is now under arrest.
Fatal Duel.
Tombstone, Arizona, January 29. —
During a fight between two Mexicans
this afternoon, one nicknamed
" Challburro," stabbed a knife in the
neck of his opponent, the blade pass
ing down into the cavity. The physi
cian says that the wound is mortal.
Challburro made his escape but the
Sheriff is close on his trail. The
murderer has a bad character gener
ally.
Hurt by the Cars.
Petalcma, January 29.—Last night
while the up traiu was stopping at
Navato, Marin county, William
Butts stepped out on tho platform of
the car smoking his pipe. As the
train started the pipe fell from his
mouth. Butts jumped oil'and secured
it, aud in attempting to jump ou the
rear car had his right foot caught aud
his ankle crushed to pieces.
A Pleasure Party.
Santa Obuz, January 20.—An ex
cursion train brinuing the members
of the American Horticultural Society
now in this State, arrived this after
noon from Monterey. The party took
carriages and were driven over the
Cliff road and around tho city. They
will leave iv the morning for Sau
Francisco.
In t»e Prize-Kins.
Fresno, January 29.—A prize fight
took place to day one mile and a half
out of town between Billy Hamilton,
of San Jose, and Harry Stewart, of
San Francisco, for a purse of $200,
eight rounds. Hamilton was knocked
out in tho eighth round. During the
the first live round Hamilton was on
top.
A a* iktoiis Corporation.
Tombstone, A. T., January 29. —The
President of the Copper Queen Min
ing Company at Bishee, has placed
$2"i00 in the hands of .Mrs. Williams,
wife of the Superintendent, with
which to erect and equip a reading
hall for tho benelit of the miners and
other wage-workers.
Suu Jose and the Sinullpox.
San Jose, January 29. —The officials
of this city emphatically deny the
statement published in one of the San
Francisco papers this morning that
there are several cases of smallpox
here and that one man with smallpox
had been shipped to San Francisco.
One case of mild varioloid is tho only
case in town.
A Victim to Melancholia.
San Francisco, January 29. —Alex-
aider Black, once a wealthy merchant
of Stockton, committed suicide at the
Brooklyn hotel this afternoon by
shooting himself in the forehead.
Sickness and discouragement is sup
posed to be the cause of the deed.
The issue is ' a simple question
of whether we are to have a govern
ment for the many, according to Dem
ocratic principles, or whether it is to
be a government of a favored few, ac
cording to the Republican idea. . It
ought not to take a workingmau long
to make up his mind on which side
of this question he will align himself.
—[St.Paul Globe, Dem.
It may be possible that Russia may
be calculating that in view of *vus
tria's helplessness, the occasion of the
death of Emperor William might be a
good time to make another dash at
the Balkins. It matters little to us.
War would create a temporary de
mand for our food products, but, as a
rule, no one benefits iv the long run
by the destruction of life and prop
erty.—[San Francisco Call, Rep.
MONDAY MORNING. JANUARY 30, 1888.
THREE TO ONE.
An Attack Made on a City
Editor.
REVOLVERS TO THE FRONT.
Aa Exciting Scuffle Ensues—One
of tho Combatants Injured
Fatally.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the HjBBALD]
Knoxville, January 29.—A shoot
ing affray occurred here this morning
in front of St John's Episcopal
Church, which resulted in the wound
ing of three men, one of them fatally.
As James F. Rule, city editor of the
Knoxville Journal was entering the
church accompanied by his wife, he
was accosted by three men who
wanted to spaek with him. He walked
to tho opposite side of the street with
them, where all four stood talking
some minutes. The three men were
Johu West, Wm West and a friend of
theirs named Goodman. They attacked
Rule on acco nt of a communication
which appeared in the Morning Jour
nal reflecting upon Dr. T. A. West,
City Physician and father of John and
Wm. West. Rule refused to give the
name of the author of the communi
cation or to make any satisfactory an
swer to the questions. West struck
Rule and attempted to bear him to
the ground and
RULE DREW A REVOLVER
and shot John West through the body.
William West immediately fired on
Rule, the ball passing through Rule's
wrist. John West then cut Rule in the
back seven times, and William West
placed his revo'ver at Rule's forehead
and fired. Rule knocked the pistol
up receiving only a scalp wound.
Rule then fired two more shots, one
of them taking effect in the sh mlder
of Goodman, who seemed to bo at
tempting to separate the combat
ants. A number of men rushed from
the church and stopped the fight.
William West ran away uninjured.
Rule was able to get up and walk to
the church, but John West was car
ried home in a dying condition. Rule's
injuries are not dangerous, and Go d
mao is not seriously wounded. Rule's
wife, who had entered the church,
knew nothing of the difficulty, till
all was over, tho organ drowning the
noise of the pistol shots.
CAUSE OF THE AFFAIR
The circumstance which called out
the newspaper article was the elec
tion yesterday of Dr. T. A. West as
city physician by the City Council.
West is not a graduate of tne medical
college, and the Council had repealed
the ordinance for the purpose of mak
ing him eligible. This act aroused
the indignation of the regular phy
sicians of the city and was denounced
by the Medical Society. Tho article
which caused the-J)loody affray was
written by a physician, and contained
very severe reflections upon Dr. West
ami the City Council. William West
baa been arrested.
1 'IPOKTANT PUOCIiIOUIXiS.
two Suits Filed Against tbe
1 ves-Stuj nor Party.
Cleveland, January 29.—The pa
pers in two important suits, growing
uut of the collapse of Ives, Stayuor
and Company, were filed in the com
mon pleas court yesterday; the plain
tiff in each case is J. 11. Wade, trus
■ee for a number of persons here and
elsewhere.
The first suit, a bill of equity was
filed against Henry S. Ives, George
tl. Staynor and Thomas Doremus,
of the firm oi Ives, Stayßor
& Co., aud William Nelson Cromwell,
their assignee for the recovery ot $700,
--000 wor hof collateral stock of the
Cincinnati, Wabash & Michigan Rail
road Company, In October, 1880,
Wade sold to Ives, Staynor & Co.,
12.022 shares of the stock of this com
pany, giving that firm the controlling
interest. Three notes were given in
pa.t men! and the stock was hypothe
cated. The action is to recover the
stock.
THE SECOND SUIT
Grows out of the same deal and la
against the same defendants
with the addition of John J.
Shepherd, the Cleveland broker of Ives
Staynor & Co. One of the notes
triven to Wade became due on June
,23rd, 1887, and to pay it, Ives, Stay
nor & Co. drew drafts on Shepherd.
ach draft was for $20,000, oue being
made payable in ten days and the
other in twenty days. These drafts
were secured by 800 shares of Cincin
nati, Hamilton and Dayton preferred
stock, but before the maturity of the
drafts Ives, Staynor & Co. went into
insolvency, and suit was brought to
recover tho value of the drafts.
IRIICI "01.0 VIRUINNI.i'
The Oliver-Walker li ml disas
trous Lynching; Affuir.
Chicago, January 20. — A letter
received from John Martin, of Rowen
county, Virginia, relative to the Oli
ver feud, says that in a row at Mr.
Neil Walker's, near Moorhead, on
January 24, three men were seriously
wounded. James Martin during the
evening attempted to kiss Miss
Walker, and she resented fiercely. In
the melee, lamps were overturned,
and during the darkness several
shots were fired. When a light was
brought John Walker was found shot
through the left lung, Pete Williams
through the neck, and Ned Lawlor in
the abdomen.
LYNCHED THE WRONG MAN.
The same letter says that a nine
year-old daughter of Samuel Carter,
a well-to-do farmer of Rowen county,
was outraged on the morning of .Jan
uary 21st by an unknown negro. Bob
Venders, of the neighborhood, was
suspected and a number of farmers
went to his cabin and hanged him to
a beam above his door. Just as Ven
ders was in the throes of death, word
was brought that not he but John
Hooper was guilty, and Venders was
cut down.
Strung; to a Tree.
Amite City, La., January 29. —Ben
i Edwards, colored,, who on Friday last
|so grossly assaulted Miss Catherine
Hughes, a white girl living near here,
.was captured by the Sheriff ana
lodged in jail on Saturday night.
Subsequently a hundred citizens com
pelled the Sheriff to give up the keys
of the jail. They carried Edwards
out, took him about a hundred
yards from the jail and hanged him
to a tree.
Ruined by Usmbling.
Cleveland, 0., January 29. —Eu-
gene Tafel, principal of the Columbus,
0., school, last Friday was given $800
with which to pay the teachers. He
went to a gambling house and lost all
but about $100, and then took the
train for this place, arriving here
this morning, taking a room at the
Johnson house. Soon after he shot and
killed himself. Heleftanote to the su
perintendent of the school at Colum
bus, acknowledging the theft and
giving as an excuse his uncontrollable
disposition to gamble. He left a
wife.
A Lynching flee Probable.
Bt. Joseph, Mo., January 29. —Louis
Bulling, who had been forced to marry
about two years ago, and had separ
ated from his wife, went to-day to the
Herbert House, where Bhe was work
ing, locked her and himself in the
room and shot her three times, killing
her instantly. He was arrested, and
narrowly escaped lynching. The peo
ple are reported to be much- excited,
and trouble is feared to-night.
A ticncral >iiiusl»-l p.
OJlaua, Neb., January 29.—A mis
placed switch caused a collision late
last evening, near Cambridge, between
the Burlington and Missouri "Flyer,"
bound east, and a carload of hogs on a
side-tn ck. All the hogs were killed.
Several passenger cars were ditched
and the passenger engine badly dis
abled. Six passengers were injured,
but not fatally.
Clearing House Returns.
Boston, January 29.—The gross ex
changes of the leading clearing
houses of the United States for the
weekending January 28th were $801,
--571,933, a decrease of 13.8 per cent,
from the corresponding period last
year.
Potter's Sickness.
Chicago, January 29. —Vice-Presi-
dent Potter, of the Union Pacific, is
confined to his room at a hotel here,
his physicians refusing to allow him
to go out. With complete rest they
hope to have him on his feet again in
a few days.
■Death, of a Noted Cleric.
Buffalo. January 29. —Rev. David
Lathrop Hunn, the oldest living
graduate of Yale College, died here
to-day, aged 98.
A ItiKl Hlaao.
Pittsburg, January 29. —A fire this
morning in the centre of the city occa
sioned a loss of $300,000. Insurance
$205,000.
Carlisle's Trip.
Fortress Monroe, January 29. —
The Speaker and Mrs. Carlisle arrived
here this afternoon on the revenue
cutter Ewing.
Mr. Leland's Wonderful Well.
It is not necessary for us to explain
all the tiresome details of how we be
came possessed of a little advertising
card issued by Mr. Warren P. Leland,
of i his city, in the year 1899. It is
enough to reproduce some of the
features of the card:
"In addition to the other accommo
dations furnished at my hotel I have,
in the office, a fountain fed by an ai
tesian well under the house. The
merits of this well are too numerous
to mention. The brief space of this
card confines me to only a few of the
conveniences furnished by this won
derful well. They are as follows:
"1. It affords a bountiful supply of
mineral water, which lias been found
to possess such medicinal qualities
that no disease can withstand it. It
is pionouuced by scientists the very
fountain of eternal youth that the late
Mr. P. D. Leon failed to find.
"2. It furnishes a superior quality
of natural gas which, when used as
an illuminant, can not be blown out
even by gentlemen from St. Louis;
and, when used for culinary purposes,
impaits a delicious flavor to the
viands.
"3. It pours forth a rich black ink
which does not gum, and yet is black
wiien put upon the paper. This ink
does not corrode stvel pens. It will
be a great boon to the traveling pub
lic to know that in the writing room
of one i.ovel in the world there are
good pens and ink.
"4. It spurtß up a pleasing aro
matic spray which keeps my clerks
good-natured and ever ready politely
to tell my patrons when the next train
goes out, how far it goos, how much it
costs, who is the conductor, and how
much salary thobrakeman gets.
"5. It juts up a column of natural
steam from the bowels of the earth,
and furnishes power to keep the ele
vator going all night. This steam
also supplies each room with Turkish
bath conveniences, and blows an
alarm whistle which is set by the
lodger himself, and can not be so
meddled with by the night clerk as
to cause a nation to miss his train.
"In addition to furnishing these
conveniences this wonderful well bub
bles up a steady stream of very active
and intelligent call-boys, porters,
chambermaids and table-waiters. As
these all come in an inexhaustible
volume from the earth, they are fur
nished gratis to any patron, aud are a
great improvement over those com
monly-employed mechanical arrange
ments into which one has to drop a
coin before they will weigh him or
bring him his breakfast or fetch itim
a towel.
"N. B.—The proprietor has engaged
the services of Prof. Claptrap, the il
lustrious geologist aud chemist, who
is now engaged with a witchhazel
prong locating an oyster-bed and a
vein of pure cocktails. The Professor
assures the public of his earnest be
lief that before the next month with
a letter 'R' comes around, the well will
be spouting inexhaustable stores of
these rich fruits of mother earth."
"Warren F. Leland, Proprietor."
"Chicago, 111., June 4,1899."
—[Chicago Times.
It is the old story. The December
work of Congress Is summed up in
the cipher; and this year that cipher
is even more meaningless than com
i man.—[Newark Journal, Bern.
CONGRESSIONAL.
Important Subjects to be
Discussed This Week.
KENNA AND PLATT TO ORATE.
The White-Lowry Contest to be
Called up by the Elections'
Committee.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. I
Washington, January 29. —Senators
Kenna and Piatt are understood to
contemplate the delivery of speeches
on the tariff and surplus during the
week. The urgent deficiency appro
priation will be reported to the House
at the beginning of the week, and its
consideration will consume a day or
two. Wilkins' National Bank Bill
stands first in the order of unfinished
business, but unless its author recovers
from his illness in time to give it at
tention, it will give place to the reso
lution assigning au unlimited period
of time for the consideration of a large
number of bills for the erection of
public buildings. This proposition
will be vigorously opposed by a small
minority, and if not disposed of by
Thursday, will then be sent back
again to the calendar, as the elections
committee intends to call up Lowiy
VI. White, the Indiana election
case on Thursday, which will possibly
consume the remainder of the week.
The Pension Appropriation bill, which
is a privileged matter, may be called
up for action during the week, and
the Committee on Foreign Affairs will
make an effort to pass the French
Exposition bill, if opportunity offers.
blair's bill due to-day.
" Tho Education bill remains, as for
three weeks past, the unfinished busi
ness of the Senate for to-motrow, and
Senator Morgan has the floor for a
si>eech on it. It is likely to give place
temporarily to-morrow or Tuesday
to a House bill making appropriations
tor agricultural experiment stations.
If the Education bill iB brought to a
vote before the end of the week it
will probably be succeeded by the
Undervaluation or Dependent Pension
bill.
TEMPERANCE topics.
The House Committee on alcholic
liquor traffic has instructed its chair
man, Representative Campbell, of
Ohio, to call the Speaker's attention
to the fact that the* bills relating to
the liquor business have been retired
to the Committees on Judiciary, Ways
and Means, and the District of Colum
bia, instead of the Committee on
alcholic liquor traffic, which commit
tee it is contended properly has juris
diction of the bills effecting the liquor
question. On the 9th of February the
Comittee will give a hear
ing to a delegation from
the National Temperance Alliance on
the bill to create a commission to in
quire into the liquor traffic. Repre
sentative Campbell said to-night that
while he would not speak for the com
mission, he personally was not in
favor of prohibition. He continued:
"You cannot-make men temperate by
statute. A direct license law will
prove effective. It will stop the sale
of liquor to minors aud druuken men.
It stops Sunday selling and closes dis
orderly saloons."
CANADIAN POLITICS.
Serious Trouble Itroodiiiff in
Manitoba.
St. Paul, January 29. —The Winni
peg correspondent of the Pioneer-Press
telegraphs that a perfect storm of in
dignation has been created among the
Independent members cf the Conserv
ative party over the proposition for a
compromise with (he Dominion Gov
ernment and the Canadian Pacific,
Outlined in a conservative meeting at
Brandon.
This proposition condemns the
selection of Norquay as Conservative
leader, and declares that all the agita
tion for the completion of the Red
River Valley Railroad will be
abandoned if the Canadian Pacific
makes certain concessions, among
them that its monopoly shall be
abandoned in 1891. J. B. McKillingan
one of the most prominent Coniervi *
tives sends in his resignation as a
member of the Conservative Associa
tion and declares that, between the
Dominion government and the pro
vince, no compromise can be made
that does not give immediate cessation
of the disallowance of police, aud if agi
tation is necessary to accomplish our
cuds it will be the Dominion govern
ment that is to blame for tho conse
quences. The correspondent declares
his belief that Manitoba is on the eve
of an agitation far greater than any
previous.
A NIHILIST'S PROTECT
Against auy Extradition Be
tween the U. S. aud Russia.
Washington, January 29, —A plea
for the rejection of the proposed ex
tradition treaty between the Russian
and United States governments has
been sent to Senator Hawley by Ser
gius M. Stepniak, a Russian nihilist,
now located in London. St-pniak
makes a special request that the mat
ter be laid before the ienate Commit
tee on foreign relations. Stepniak
sets down as his text that it is a rule
with all civilized nations that nobody
can be condemned without being
heard iv his defense, and that the
projected extradition treaty with the
Russian government, if ratified by the
American Senate, will be a wholesale
condemnation to capital punishment
and worse, to any number of Russian
patriotic people, designated as nihil
ists, who may Beck refuge from the
despotism of the Czar.
MEXICAN RAIXROAOINU.
Graders Hard at Work on a New
Narrow Uausre Road.
El Paso, January 29.—Joseph
Hampson, a millionaire railroad
builder, arrived here from Celayo,
Mexico, to-day. He has the con
tract for constructing the Mex
ican National narrow guage road,
from Saltillo to San Miguel,
an advance of 365 miles on the.
Southern Division. He has 1,000
teams and 4,000 men employed, and
about 2,500 working on the Northern
Division. The two forces will meet
at San Luis Pdtosi abut September 1,
when the entire road from Laredo to
the City of Mebcico will be completed.
The road crosses the Mexican Central
at Celayo, 265 miles from the City of
Mexico.
UNCLAIMED DEAD.
What Becomes of New York's
Unidentified Bodies.
Fully 1000 bodies are utilized each
year for dissecting purposes in New
York City Each medical col
lege is entitled to a certain number by
law, in proportion to the number of
students it represents. The College
of Physicians and Surgeons, whjch is
the medical department of Columbia
College, has over 700 students this
year. This representing the largest
number of medical students in any
one institution, the college has the
claim on th«T greatest number of
"cadavers." Two hundred and sixty
are required each college session.
The University of the City of New
York, which has 600 ' students,
requires abbut 240: Bellevue
Hospital Medical College requires
200, and the remaining 300 are divided
among the minor institutions. Be
sides the number of bodies, or, to use
the medical t«rm, "cadavers," which
serve for anatomical study, at least
100 more are used to illustrate lectures
upon operatic surgery. The object
of this is to teach students to operate
upon dead Subjects before experi
menting upon the living. All these
bodies are unclaimed dead, which
are kept, in accordance with the law,
for three dayd for identification before
being disposed of. However revolting
the idea of dissecting may be, it is
absolutely essential to the study of
medical scien c.
The College! of Physicians and Sur
geons has the finest dissecting room
in the if not in the world. It
has forty tables. These are of mod
ern design and simple in construction,
consisting of an iron frame supported
by four iron legs, upon which rests a
slab of slate vjeighing 200 pounds. An
inch from the margin of this slab is a
groove half art inch in depth, intend
ed to convey the drippings into an
iron receptacle fastened to the head
of the table, j Five students are as
signed to each "cadaver," so that
with the forty tables two hundred
men are enabled to work at once.
Five hours a day devoted to a subject
will enable a feroup of students to dis
sect it completely within one week.
Each student is assigned to work on
a specified portion of the "cadaver"
by a demonstrator of anatomy, and is
required to dissect, an entire body
during the first year of his course. If
he has failed to pass a satisfactory ex
amiuation hej is again subjected to a
similar task, until his knowledge of
anatomy is proved.
Strange as it may seem some stu
dents acquire a fanatical fondness for
this branch their study, and are
never so happy as when in the dis
secting room. Clad in a loose gown
of calico, scalpel in hand, they seem
to be in their clement, laughing and
jesting merrily as they divide tendon
after tendon, and seperate muscle
after muscle, in their investiga
tion into the deep and intricate
structure of the human frame.
Each college has a superintendent
of whose business it is to
sslect from the unclaimed dead his
proportion of bodies. These he duly
inspects, labels and has transferred
by night to the college he represents.
Having arrived at the place of destina
tion, the "cadavers" are injected with
a preserving! fluid and placed in an
immense refrigerator. Properly pre
pared,-a body will stand exposure to
the atmosphere of a dissecting-room
for a month or six weeks. There ex
ists considerable rivalry among the
emhalmers of "cadavers" as to who
possesses the best method of preser
vation. In New York, Mr. Walsh, of
the University Collese.who embalmed
the late President Garfield, is regard
ed as the most expert. Some of the
colleges cremate the dissected re
mains; others bury them. Each
medical student is entitled to the
bones of a subject. A feature, iv the
College of Physicians and Surgeons is
a "Circulating Bone Library." A
large numbfjr of disarticulated skele
tons are kept here, and separate bones
are lei.t fori study as books are lent
from the circulating library.
There are about 2200 medical stu
dents in York tlus year. They
come from all parts of the country;
from Maine to Texas, from Massachu
setts to California. Many of them are
graduated physicians from other medi
cal colleges,! who come heie to lake ad
vantage of tbe hospital facilities of the
city and to familiarize themselves with
the more recent system of applied
medicine and surgery. Some of them
are geniuses iv their way. They
seem to have failed in making pro
gress in other walks of life,
und have | adopted medicine as
a last resort. In appearance
they are unkempt, with shabby coats
and short trousers. They appear to be
perpetually on the run to attend a
clinic, and yet have plenty of time to
absorb beer when invited. Poor men
most of them, who club together, hire
apartments!, divide expenses on food
aud books, and rush the "growler" at
night with the enthusiasm of a fourth
ward tough. A visitor to the Bellevue
Hospital Amphitheatre, where clinics
are held day, can form some idea
of the material, which, through the
process of evolution, makes doctors.
Here arel collected dudes and coun
trymen and men of middle age. Some
of them will continue to study for
years in vain, others are destined to
shine in their profession. The shabby
little man who squints through his pair
of brass-bound spectacles is astonish
ingly wise b,nd marvelously recondite
on the subjects of bacteria, thrombosis
and affections of the anterior horns in
the brain. Sitting near him is the
man whose head would delight any
phrenologist, whose intellect seems
seated in his forehead, but who at
taches more importance to his pipe
and bottle than to the midnight oil.
He has mistaken his calling. He is
a man of talent, undoubtedly, but he
should have exerted it in another line.
What a splendid Anarchist the
world has lost through his error.
It costs about $1000 to become an
M. I), in New York. This includes
tuition, board, books and incidental
expenses.—[St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Admission by Vegetable.
At a recent entertainment in Phila
delphia admission was not by ticket
but by vegetable, each person being
required to hand over a potato or
some other vegetable product. The
net product was distributed among the
poor.
NO. 120.
FOREIGN FIELDS.
Michael Davitt Speaks ok
Landlordism.
WHAT THE LEAGUE WANTS,
Hungary Effects Her Desirtd Lon
—Prinze Osfar of Swede* to
be Married.
I Attoclftted Prew Dlrotchaa to thm Bimiu f
Dsblin, January 29.—Michael Da
vitt, speaking- in County Limerick
to-day, advised the- tenants oi Lord
GuMlaroore not ta accept the offer ten
dered them to purchase their farms.
He considered that persons taking
the farms of evicted tenants are cow
ardly, slimy renegades and social'
lepers, a contract with whom should*
be considered a stigrua. "The car
dinal subject of the- Irish agitation,"
he said, "is the total uprooting of
landlords from the soil."
POLITICS IN TUB BALI-KOOM.
St. Petersburg, January 29.—At
the last court ball the Caarina, instead
of inviting the Turkish ambassador.
Doyen, of tbe diplomatic corps, to
open the fir t quadrille, gave tbe
honor to the Austrian ambassador
The incident is widely commented
upon and is regarded as a peaceful
augury.
complaint against a cossul.
Tangier, January 29.—The Gover
nor of Tangier has complained to tbe
Spanish Minister against the American
Consul for detaining property belong
ing to the Mosque.
WANT THE CASH.
Constantinople, January 29.—Th«)
Porte has been notified by the Krupp
gun firm that unless the money be
forthcoming immediately the eon tracts
for Mauser repeaters for the Turkish,
army will be broken.
A CIVIC HONOR.
Dublin, January 29.—At a special
meeting of the Municipal Council on
Thursday the freedom of the city will
be conferred on Lord Ripon and John
Morley.
OSCAR FORMALLY ENGAGED.
Stockholm, January 29 —Prince
Oscar was formally betrothed to Miss
Munck in the Royal Palace to-day.
The ceremony was a brilliant one and
was witnessed by all the members of
the Royal family and Cabinet minis
ters.
RAISING THE WIND.
Pesth,' January 29. —The negotia
tions with the Rothschild* syndicate
for the issue of 4 per cent rentes to the
amount of $15,000,000 have been con
cluded.
A POLITICAL POINT.
London, January 29. — Cardinal
Manning has forbidden the proposed
requiem services in memory of Prince
Charles Edward Stuart.
REQUESTED TO RETIRE.
Constantinople, January 29.—The
Porte has requested England to evacu
ate Feilah.
Byron's birthday.
Athens, January 29 —The hun
dredth anniversary of the birth of
Lord Byron was observed here to-day.
A SHOOTING AFFRAY
Between Cbarlce NcKlnua anal
Parker Robblua.
Yesterday a shooting affray took
place at No. 32 Aliso street between
Charles McKinna and Parker Rob
bins. The following are the particu
lars, as related by McKinna: "We
had been strolling around together
during the forenoon and went into
the restaurant at 32 Aliso street for a
lunch. When we came out I shook
dice with Charles Cornnce for the
cigars and he beat me. I paid for
the cigars. He then commenced to
shake with Robbins and beat him. I
remarked to Robbins, 'You are beat,
as the other fellow got sixes and you
have only fours.' Robbins replied
with an o.ith that I was a liar, and
struck at me. I warded off his blow
and in doing it I hit him in the mo vth.
He then said lie would get even with
me. I left and went down on to Com
mercial street and came back
around on Main street. I had not
been at the cigar stand but a few
moments when Robbins came back
and I said hallo Par. He immediately
drew his revolver and said 'Charlie
McKinna, I will shoot you.' I rushed
at him but before I got to him he bad
discharged the contents of the revol
ver. The ball struck me on the left
shoulder on the collar bone and
glanced out. I clinched him and we
both fell to the gutter. Cornuce took
the revolver away, and immediately
officers aud Harris arrested
all three of us. Robbins and I had
been good friends We roomed to
gether since we have been here (about
eight weeks). I am a stone mason
and have been working for Contractor
Walkes. Robbins was a blacksmith,
rud worked a while for a man by tbe
name of Maloney, but was discharged
some time ago, and I got him a Job
with me, when we took our tools to
the shops and had them sharpened.
We both came from Maine, and got
acquainted in New York on our way
out here." Robbins was charged with
assault to kill.
There was much in the career of ex-
Secretary Manning that was typical
of the best side of American life. He
began as a poor boy, sweeping the
floor and doing errands in an Albany
newspaper office. Working his way
up by industry and prudence, he be
came the head of the establishment
and its principal proprietor, besides
occupying many positions of trust
and honor in the community. He be
came a leader in his party, a maker oi
Governors and of one President, and
was eventually made head of the Trea
sury Department, the most powerful
office under the government after that,
of the President himself. There is much,
in his story from which the young,
who have no capital but their hands*
may take courage.—[New York Tri
bune, Kep.
A.free trader is one who would let
the fires go out in a hothouse to hard- <
en the plants. A high tariff mas is
one who would pile on more fuel ts>
make the bugs more comfortable. A
tariff reviser Is one who would raga
late the temperature by the >liemef>

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