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THE AKUUS, TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 1893.
w if Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report. 11 cy Peddler ABSOLUTELY PURE BURNED AS SHE RAN Frightful Scene on a Crowded Chicago Street. A YOUNG GIRL'S RACE WITH DEATH. Aflame from Head to Foot She Speed Along I'ntil KxliauHted and Dying, Her Clothes Burned Oft and Her Flesh Roasted Five Honrs of Agony Relieved by Death Graphic Description of the Sickening Event Vain F.ft"ort of the Firemen. Chicago, Jan. 8. The sight of a young gin enveloped in flames from head to foot running along the street with hands ex tended and screaming for some one to save her was witnessed by pedestrians and resi dents in the neighborhood of West Chi cago and Milwaukee avenues last night. The speed with which she ran fanned the flames into such fierceness that scarcely a vestige of her clothes remained when she was picked from the middle of the street halt-conscious. Those who witnessed the awful sight vere so horrified that scarcely a hand was lifted to assist her. She sank to the ground from sheer exhaustion and because the destroying element had wrought such frightful injuries that, al though frenzied with fear, she was unable to proceed further iu her desperate race from death. Was Soon to Have Been a Bride. The unfortunate woman's name was Margaret Osterkamp. She was employed as a domestic in the family of Charles Kindlers, a baker, at 4S5 Milwaukee ave nue. In a few weeks she was to have be come the bride of Henry Weise, of 87 Fay street. The only words that she uttered after she had been carried into Kindler's Louse from the street were in a request that "Henry" be sent for. It was Henry that she called on continually during the five hours of agony that followed her awful experience and it was that name that rested on her lips when death relieved her suffer ings. Cooking Supper at the Time. Exactly how her clothes caught fire no one will ever know. She was cooking sup per for the family at the time, and there was no one else in the kitchen but her mis tress' infant boy. The front room of the house is occupied by a store kept by Mr. Kindlers. Between it and the kitchen is a narrow hall flanked by bedrooms. It was in the doorway of this hall entering into the store that Miss Osterkamp was first seen by any members of the family after her clothing had caught tire. The store was filled with customers at the time. Mrs. Kindlers was waiting upon them, her husband being away. The little stuffy storeroom was but dimly lighted. The flickering rays of one oil lamp produced all the light by which Mrs. Kindlers made her sales. The Customers Fanic-Slrtick. When the hall door was pushed open by Margaret and she stood there in the center of a column of fire that filled the narrow hallway Mrs. Kindlers' customers fled into the street horror-stricken and she herself was transfixed to the floor. The weird eight looked more like a manifestation of the supernatural than a human being meeting her fate. Mrs. Kindlers did not realize what she saw until Margaret ran across the store and back through the bed room into the kitchen, screaming as she ran, "Mrs. Kindlers, save me. Firel Fire!" Mrs. Kindlers followed her back to the kitchen, and as she ran after her snatched a blanket from one of the beds. A BABE IN DIRE PERIL. Saved by Her Mother The Doomed Girl's Terrible Race. ' ' Margaret was driven to desperation by this time, and increasing torment drove her to race along the hallway again, into the store and out through the door left ajar by those who had fled in dismay at her appearance. Mrs. Kindler's attempt to catch the burning woman was brought to an abrupt end by a sight that met her gaze in the kitchen. On the floor was seated her baby. Surrounding him on all sides were burning fragments of Miss Osterkamp's clothing that had dropped off as she rushed past him or had been torn off in her frantic efforts to extinguish the fire. The baby's clothing had already caught fire when its mother made her ap pearance, r Clasping him to her bosom she saved him from death. Vain Efforts to Save Her. The four corners made by the intersec tion of Milwaukee and West Chicago ave nues were crowded at the time that Mar garet ran into the street. After the first instant of surprise had passed a general alarm of fire was raised. This cry reached the officers in the police station and the firemen of truck No. 19. a few doors west on West Chicago avenue. By this time a number of men had tried to catch the woman. Officers and firemen with hand chemicals joined in the attempt. Women fainted at the sight and strong men turned their faces away. She first rau north, then back again almost .'to - Chicago avenue, where she again turned and continued her flight until iu front of her place of employ ment , : Like H anted and Wounded Deer. Here she circled round and round like a deer fatally wounded by a hunter, and then sank to the ground limp, the burnt flesh literally falling off in places. She had been incinerated alive. She was burnt on every inch' of her body from bur head to her feet. The few tatters of her clothes that still hung to ber body crumbled away as she was being picked up and her shoes fell from her feet as she was being carried into the house. , Dr. C. BerUchnigen did all he could to allay her. terrible agonies, but saw that she could not possibly live and advised that she be taken to the county hospital, where she died. Mr. Wainfleet, a parson at Molesworth, Me., is the poorest paid,, preacher in the country. He strives to prolong life on the tlender salary of three dollars a week -i INGERSCLL'S NEW LECTURE. lie Talks This Time of "Progress" and Is Toloiatit of Cannibalism. New Yokk. Jan. 3. 'Bob" Ingersoll has written a pw lecture which he calls ''Pro gress." He delivered it at the Broadway theatre Surdi.y night. In it he said: "In the beginning our ancestors dwelt in dens and caven, gnu wing bones and digging the roots of herbs for food. People nowadays hold up tlitir hands in horror at the idea of man eating his fellows, as happened in the past, but in my opinion he fared very well. What better subjects for food could he have found? !f he must live on his fellow man, that's t je best way of doing it." Some I"o!l irnl Changes He Wants. He advocate 1 restricting the right of the franchise to tie owners of homes and pass ing laws for encouraging the establish ment of homes which, he said, were the nation's greatest need. He wanted laws passed also th it would prevent us becom ing a race of landlords and tenants; that would compel landlords to sell all the land they had aud tddn't need. He referred to the Briggs anc Mclilynn cases as showing that the Komf n Catholic and Presbyterian churches wer progressing and expected that soon the latter body would receive him into its fold. BLAINE IS NOT SO WELL. He Has Good and Bad Days, but Has Not Had a Relapse. Washington Jan. 3. "Mr. Blaine is not as well as ho was yesterday," said Dr. John ston last evening. "Mr. Blaine is about the same." This was what the attendant at Mr. Blaine's r vidence said. "Mr. Blaine," Dr. Johnston said, "has not, however, suf fered a relapsf , such as that which occurred fifteen days ao. Mr. Blaine is simply not as well as he was Sunday. Yesterday he was feeling v ry good. Mr. Blaine has his good and his 1 ad days, like most other in valids. There is nothing in his present con dition to excit i alarm and I do not expect to see him ag.iin to-night." There was a rumor on the street last evening that Mr. Blaine had suiTered a relapse, but later in telligence had a reassuring effect and it is not thought that anything serious threat ens him. SOME PFOCEEDINGS IN OHIO, Which Are Respectfully Referred to the Declaration of Independence. Spiunufielh, O., Jan. X There was great excitenu nt at West Liberty yester day over the discovery that a whitecap no tice ordering nil negroes to leave the town had been post -d in prominent places dur ing the night. A mob attempted to lynch Grant Jacksoi , a mulatto who-eloped with Bessie Hinkle, a pretty white waitress at the Grand Union hotel here, but he es caped to the woods. A terrible outbreak is feared. Jackson was tarred and feathered last week by tie citizens of West Liberty, but he returned in spite of warnings, with the above result. Said to V ave Killed Miss Ay em. SAcr.AMF.XTo.Cal., Jan. 3. The author ities here have just received news of a sen sational chara :ter implicating George Jef fries, a Southc-m Pacific railway engineer, in the murder of Miss Ayres at Brighton. The detectives learned that Jeffries, who has a wife and two children in Oakland, was married 1 i Miss Ayers on July 8 last under an assu ned name. She thought he was unmarried, and it is reported that her discovery of his perfidy and her threat to expose him lec to her murder. Jeffries has been arrested. Dressed In the Warden's Good Clothes. CoLUMBt-s. O., Jan. 3. While the offi cers and prisoners of the Ohio penitentiary were witnessing a minstrel performance by convict am.iteurs Sunday Charles Mey ers a Cincinn tti pickpocket serving four years, and The mas Wing, a burglar from the same plac , escaped through the roof, and descendit g through the warden's apartments donned each a suit of the war den's clothes and walked out past the front guard, w ho took them to be visitors. They were cat lured after a lively chase of ten miles. And the Groom Is Still Missing. Kkosauqua. Ia., Jan. 3. Quite a social sensation has been stirred up at Mt. Zion by Arthur Ct leman's disappearance at a most inopportune time. He had success fully wooed the charming daughter of the postmaster, Miss Myrtle Ager, and a sumptuous wedding was prepared for Wednesday night. Everything was iu waiting, but the groom failed to put in an appearance. Vhe guests waited till the midnight trai n, but the groom was still missing and h is not yet been heard from. Had 800,4K0 Gold In Salted Down. New Yobk, Jan. 8. When the property left by the lato Wilson G. Hunt was over hauled by his executors they found $800,000 in gold coin. The purpose of the old mil lionaire in keeping such a large amount of money lying idle will probably neverJbe definitely known, but is generally conceded to nave been because he knew srold was safe to be wort h its "face," while he was afraid of silver and paper under the manip ulati jn of a co agression al majority. Lied on the Worthy Couple. WASHtNCTO, Jan. 3. It is stated at the interior department that there was no truth in the published statement that Dr. Eastman, the aseucy physician at Pine Ridge, and his wife had been dismissed by Captain Brown, the agent. The Reward Should Fetch 'Em. VlBOQCA, Wis., Jan. 8. A reward of $300 was offer k1 yesterday for the capture of the robbers who held up County Treas urer Johnson Saturday night. No clew as to their identity has been secured, neither has any trace of their movements. Deatli Cheats the Sheriff. South Haaex, Mich., Jan. 8. Nature has cheated both justice and Judge Lynch in the case of Andrew Blank, the Covert wife murderer. While the people were talking of stringing him up to a lamp post and the authorities were arranging evi dence death seized him. THAT MAN TASC0TT. An Alaska Miner Sure He Has Located Him; CHICAGO POLICE SUEE HE HASN'T. Story That the Rel Murderer of Million aire Knell Is a Terson of Wealth Who Pays the Suspect for Assuming the Bur den Not Credited by Windy City Sleuths Evidence They Have Theory That 'the Alleged Murderer lias Been Killed by Accomplices. Spokaxe, Wash., Jan. 3. The where abouts of Tascott, the alleged murderer of Banker Snell, of Chicago, whom the de tectives have unsuccessfully sought for years has undoubtedly been located in Alaska. Jules Beauvais, the well-known and reliable mining man and owner of sev eral rich mines in Slocan county, is stop ping in this city for a few days, havirg re cently returned from Alaska, where he is interested in several mining properties. To a reporter he said he spent all last summer in Alaska. On various occasions in Sitka, Juneau and other places he saw and con versed with William B. Tascott, accused of the murder of Snell. "I knew him per sonally while living iu Chicago," said Beauvais, 'and when I first met him in Sitka he recognized me and I did him. I had a talk with him on various subjects. A Subject lie Doesn't Like. "When I mentioned his connection with the murder of Suell he appeared to dislike to talk, and while he answered questions on the subject without hesitation, he would quickly change the conversation into other channels." Beauvais related further that Tascott had been in Alaska nearly all the time since the murder, and makes no pretence of concealing his iden tity. He has made a little money at times prospecting and dabbling in mining prop erty, but during the past summer was hard up and drinking heavily. Beauvais gave him money on several occasions. Tascott said that the mystery of the murder would soon be cleared up and then he will have plenty of money. Sensational Tart of the Story. Tascott and his connection with the murder is well known to many miners in Alaska, and in conversation at various times with different men he has always in timated that the murder was perpetrated by a person of wealth and influence, and the general inference is that Tascott was heavily bribed to take upon his own shoul ders the odium of another's crime. Beau vais, when asked if it was possible that he was mistaken in Tascott's identity, said: "It is impossible for me to be mistaken in the man, for I know him quite well." Beau vais is a well-known and responsible min ing man in this city and all vouch for his reliability and truthfulness. CHICAGO POLICE INCREDULOUS. The Evidence They Have of the Guilt of Tascott Himself. Chicago, Jan. 3. The police do not be lieve the story telegraphed from the north west that William Tascott, the supposed murderer of Millionaire Snell, is in Alaska, or the story originating here that well known Chicagoaus and not Tascot t were the murderers. Sihe pursuit of young Tas cott has never been abandoned, and Inspec tor Ross, who has had charge of the case, yesterday made public some of the evidence in his possession on which he bases his be lief that Tascott is the murderer. In the office of custodian of police property are a small russett leather hand-bag, a plain gold rinu with a ruby setting ami a pile of shirts and other clothing marked "W. B.T." Jennie Was Not To Re Hired. The goods were recovered in a St. Paul pawn shop a few months after the murder was committed and the police believe themselves to have leen a few days behind the hunted men at that time. The story related by Inspector Ross described an offer by the police department to place Jennie Clifford, a woman with whom Tas cott had been intimately connected, on the secret service pay-roll in order that she might follow the then newly-developed clew. The offer was refused. According to the story told yesterday Tascott spent the early part of the night before the Snell murder in the Clifford woman's house. He brought with him the hand-bag now in the custodian's office containing a pearl handled revolver and a number of drills. Frightened Her Into Silence. During the night the Clifford woman ex amined the sachel, and being detected at the work by Tascott was frightened into silence concerning its content. Shortly after midnight, the story goes, Tascott left the Clifford woman, taking with him the small valise. Its contents were found next morning in the Snell house on Washing ton boulevard. They were identified by Tascott's mistress. Some weeks later the police had traced Tascott to St Paul and found that he had disposed of the sachel, some of his clothes and a few books ell a pawnshop. They were fully identified by the Clifford woman and friends of the miss ing man. Theory of Tascott's Fate. A theory that has been vouched for on good authority by friends of the missing man is that he was killed by emissaries of those interested in Snell's death. They admit that the route mapped out by the police department as that taken by Tascott is correct They think, however, that the fugitive never reached Winnipeg, although that was his probable destination. They maintain that he was overtaken and killed in the northwestern part of Minnesota. His body, they claim, is concealed some where in the unsettled parts of the state, and they blame his accomplice? in Chicago for bis inexplicable disappearance. "Bud" Kipling Is a Daddy. New York, Jan. 8. A daughter was born last Thursday to MrsRudyard Kip ling, the wife of the well-known writer, who is spending the winter at Brattleboro, Vt Mrs. Kipling was Miss Carolyn Bales tier, sister of C. Wolcott Balestier. the writer and collaborateur with Mr. Kipling. Death of an Eminent Instructor. BOSTON, Jan. 3. Professor Norton Hors ford, the eminent Harvard instructor iu chemistry, the benefactor of Wellesly col lege and archologist, died Sunday in Cambridge, Mass. Professor Horsford was born in Moscow, Livingston county, N. Y.. July 27, 1818. The Great Inaugural Ball. . Washington, Jan 3.. The place of hold ing the inaugural ball next March, about which there has been some discussion in the past two weeks, has been settled. Sec retary Noble has given the inauguration committee permission to use the pension bureau for the event The ApciatB Shown our great mark down sale on cloaks, jackets and new markets last week hv induced us to throw out 100 MORE (one-hundred) Misses' and Children's Si on our half price counter. These remember are to be sold at iust ONE HAT K tv, price we have been selling them all season. ine ANOTHER LOT Of about 50 (fifty) 50 ladies garments of various kinds. Not all the latest 1 some from last vear. some from the season hefnt-p Imt oil .1 le.-,. ii 7 .1 1 ti rm trarrnents .n.i cm en inv. u1111v.cn jl iuh jjiiv.v- ui ji cipicv.c, wiiiie mey last, take your nick One lot 65 ladies' newmarkets (carried over) $2 apiece, heavy .warm and subsrm . - . -..v.... tun uC UU when the present lots are closed o clock. Sale begins promptly on Tuesday mornim tial. Plicated at 8:30 One lot gray fancy stripe jackets, vary latest style, down to J3.S7. One lot brown mixed, P'eat back, new warn), hesvy melton jackets, have been selling at $9 50, bought too many, ani will close what we have lift at $5.67 a piece, ' Yon will not Fee men values offered again this year or next. A big miscellaneous lot of black reef er j icketa with fur collars, fur edged or fur faced. Were $.", were $6, ioms were $6.50, tome and fT.SSO. All, ail, marked down to one priee J3.62. The beet of there will be likely to go fast. We fini we now have some 900 garments on hnd. Mnny more than we expected would be left on January 1, and in order to make quick sales and get sharp returns we have carved and cut prices nearly all along the line. Russian blousee, worth $9 we close at $3.63. Tbose worth $7 50 go at 3.6J. Lots o! jickets marked down from $10 to $7. 50 and from $14 to $9. One lot plain black reefer Jackets, are all good, and every one would tell at the price we ate now asking for them, bnt for special purposes and to strengthen this advertisement we will stll the lol (only ooe to each customer) at $2 25. Make early selectfons. High priced garments all shaded flown, some a quarter off. others one third off, and still others at one half price. BED BLANKETS It was our good fortune the other day to buy some 250 pairs bed blankets with a discount of 20 per cent be?ow early prices. Our good fortune Is your', for this saving all goes to our customers. Nearly the entire !ot are gre? and colored blan ket and the mot deeirable lot of merchandise we have had this season. Another exceptional opportunity was on 13 bales of lied Comfort, which we are In pos tion to sell ju-t 17 par cent below early prices. This is is something that should interest all intending bujers, as It shows just so much clear ca-h in your pockets. Something Ne v. A larjre lot of all wool scar let twi:i flannel by the pound. Lot One-Heavy twill, pure cochiieal scarlet dye, in lengths two to five yd, at 4c an ounce or 61c a pound. Lot Two rinc and heavy pare soa let twlil excelledt quality, firm and strong. 3c per ounce or 80c a pound. McCABE BROS. 1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue. BRUTAL OUTRAGE IN MICHIGAN, A Tramp Murderously Avtautt a Farmer and Ilia Wife. Fknton", Mich., Jan. 3. An atrocious crime was committed early Sunday even ing at the house of La ton Uoeh, a farmer living one mile east of llurand. About two weeks atro Jxecli employed a tramp named MclJuire to do chores. Sunday Mc Gu ire, on the pretext of securing rabbits, prevailed upon Leech to accompany him to the woids. After poing a short distanx' McCuire struck Leech on the back of the head with an axe, fulling him to the ground. After striking Leech several more blows Meliuire dragged his victim to the barn and returned to the house. All Done for Forty Doller. He there secured a pun and shot Mrs. Leech through the back portion of the neck. After assaulting her the fiend de parted, leaving the woman in an uncon scious condition. Mrs. ,eech did not re gain consciousness until Monday morning, when she aroused the neighlorhood. Great excitement prevails and if caught McGuire will probably lie lvnched. Mr. Ieech is still unconscious and there is little hope of m recovery. Kotii-ry was tbe incentive of the crime, but McGuire secured only $40. CONVICTS WERE NOT POISONED. IF Their Ocalh the Result of a Choleraic Kpidcraic. Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 8. Dr. J. J. Robertson, penitentiary physician, returned yesterday from St. Louis bringing the re port of Dr. Curtman, who has been hold ing tests for three days of the viscera taken from the bodies of two dead convicts. Dr. Curtman held eight testa, each one result ing the same, showing the absence of ar senic. This settles the poisoning theory, and now every one believes the disease among the convicts is a type of cholera. Dr. Putnam Dickinson believes that the disease is not contagious or infections, bnt was caused by drinking contaminated water or some similar entrance of organic Bought Vp 300 MUca of River. Cincinnati, Jan. 3 The Chesapeake and Ohio railroad has made a bold and winning stroke. Quietly for months it has been securing all the important ferries on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers from Char leston to Cincinnati. In addition it is given out on excellent authority that they have secured control of every steamboat line navigatina the two rivers except the White Collar line.and they are negotiating for that. What Morgan Thinks of Veat. Washixgtox. Jan. 3. As the disnatehea have given what Senator Vest thinks of Indian Commissioner Morgan, it is only fair that they should give what Morgan thinks of Vest. Morgan's comment ou Vest's letter in which the former la oalii a "narrow-minded bigot" was: "I have no respect lor senator V est personally, and I have no respect for his opinion on any topic" Frightful Accident to a Boy. Vandalia, 111., Jan. 3. Frank H. Brown, residing four miles west of here. was loading straw into a wagon when his 14-year-old son approached him unobserved Just as his father raised the pitchfork and was struck with full force, a tine of the fork entering the boy's left eye, tearing it uoui its socttet. The Long and Short of It. ST. Louis, Jan. 3. Walter H. Martin, a manufacturer of wire ornaments, 6 feet and 1 inch tall, 50 years old, gray haired and very wealthy, married here Sun day at the residence of the bride's parents Tina May Smith, 14 years old and small for her age. The Smiths are well-to-do people. Cleveland NaiU a Bomance. New York, Jan. 3. Referring to the re port that he was a member of a syndicate that was buying St. Louis railways, Cleve land said yesterday: "It is a lie made np of the whole cloth. I have not invested any money in the manner stated, and I do not intend to go into railway speculation. My Uma will be too much occupied In the near future to allow me to enter Into specu lation even U I deseed ip, which I do not." Cor. You wish a piece of Diamond Jewelry, You wish a Wa tch, You wish a Clock, You wish a Fiae Pin, You wish a pair of Ear Kings, You wish something in Solid Silver, You wish a pair of Opera Glasses, You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles, You wish anything in our line You can surely find it at A, Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa. jV iwV jS i"V Mni.iui rviixirm i BEDROOM SUITS, -Bedropm Suits- AT- Nevbe heard of prices, At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S, 1809 and 1811 Second Avenue. CLOAKS and MILLINERY At HALF PRICE AT- mw. Second Street. DAYEXPORMOWi 1