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WATERBURY, CONN., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1891.
VOL. IV NO. 6t. PRICE TWO CENTS. J, A i V Artistic Shoes FOR Gentlemen's Wear We call your attention to our Kleg'int, line of Perfect Kitting I I I I Hand - Sewed - Shoes AT $5.QO. Made by one of the. best mak- era, whose lasts and patterns are aa near perfection as have thus far been attained In Stvle. Quality and Fit, we ac- - 7 knowledge no superior. Damon & Shippy One Price Cast) Shoe Store, American Building, 103 Bank Street, Shoes repaired in a skillful manner at reasonable prices. FOR S-A-HjIE. Places on Maple street, Maple avenue, Meadow, Grand, Pemberton, Franklin, North Main, South Main, Clay, Jokn, Field streets. Mill Plains; also a pieoe of land 57 x 133 feet on Union street, oppo site the convent de Notre Dame. I have number of ehoice lots, also larize traot oi land for sale cheap. D. H. Tierney's Rbal Estatk Okiick, 131 Bask Street. OUR SPECIALTIES, The Palatka, La Regenta, 10c Cigars, best in the market. Aaheim's Darling and German Boys still leader in So Cigars. PAUL ASHEIM, 105 HSW and 10 GRAND STREET COALandWOOD OFFICE, M. KENNEDY, 92 South Mala Street, Tk. nM stand. Possner Brothers oonfeo tinnrv store. Orders placed there will receive prompt attention. SISAL ROPE, SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR FANCY WORK. LB. FIELD, 61 Booth Main Street, WATCBBtTRY, CONN. Pianos, Pianos, Pianos, Say, John, are you indue of pianos! Well now, I'oterl Teallv that is langn- able; why do yn ask! Y ell, you see. Susie, the pel ot our house, in seven years old, and wife and I have been thiriuiiu; that as she is not very strong it w.ula he the proper thing to give her a niUHii'ul education, xou know, Junn, wheu you ami 1 were ehildreu a'tention was not mo nnu-h in that direction and it was not considered so much of a qualifica tion us at present, 1 don't wonder in the least at tha look ot surprise that crosses your face. But reull , John, your wite a-kcri me to 1 1 tug up the subjvct to you as your Bessie ih in'ttinu to tie ttie rignt age tor a plan. i. as well; uuil sue was ot tne Opinion that if we should decide to both buy at once that Mioningcr would give us a discount.- 1 understand they are ery reasoualile with honest people who desire a pt.no, anil owmr Holiest themselves chut lirm would tn tlie best to patronize. What do you think t Why, rVter, 1 nave lieen tliiiiKiug lor some lime on t'.e sa lie subject, and 1 stepped into the store this morning and requested Mr Tellium to give me a list ot uam s comprising recent purchasers He very kindly and 1 must say a little proudly acceded to my leqnest by bringing forth a list of nuuits.thut fairly astonished ire. Examine it (John, perusing ) Whew, but that is surely a stunner. It those people who are judge, hare decided tor the Shomiiger pintio we ought to commence the year right by doing likewise. lo bliomncer.i We will go looking tor the best the market affords, at the lowest possible prcies. B. SHONINOEH & CO, Geo L lYIhnni, Mu linger We inbuilt the list of purchasers given to 1'eter, made dimitx the last three months, hone, bright, and ask our com petitors to bent it if they can. S. It. hnweii, Louis A. iotten, Jay S. Whiteman, Mrs E. Williams, F. B. Waible. Br u men i Etietine, Antonette Fcron, W. H. Smith, Sln-rtusn I'acon, I)r Ueo A. Eaber, MrsC. E. Fitzsiinous.Mrs Peter l.iiwloi-. Nellie t'astlr, Dot.ald McKellar. Roesina Rt-ichetibaih, Perry H. Lewis, Feter J. Lswior, .Malcolm McLcllan, Mary F. Ups-.n, iieitha Beers, Ferdliiiaud Mattel, Mary McLanuhlin, Oliver S. Doolittle, Miss Elleu 0"Keefe, John Uiddleton, Sophia Horutisher. Mrs F. S Morehouse, Thos J. Campbell. Mary Doolan, Uobeit Maekie, Robert T. Allen, Susie E. Murphy, Kuth A. IVlGt, Richard Pearce, Napolian llensault, E. W. Smith, aiattie 11. Wakeley, James Bli;i;ins, Edward Kilroe Mary Keurnan, Geo N. Walters, E. Dewit Derby. David David, Catherine Keuvedv. Elizabeth A.llurphy, Mary Pinks, H. B. Northrop, Win Falk, AIM hweetiey, Henry Scotield, Mrs Jus F. Gaunt S. J. Porter, Win Howis, John Buckley, Mrs Miry O'Brien. McEvoy. Win Tysoe, F. K. Ford, C. M. Wayue, John MnK'tihey, Alury lireer. John Sewer Assessments. THE board ol commissioners of 1 the city of Wuterburv, at - a meetins held February IS, 1891, laid assessments for sewer purpeses as follows : KAST MAIN STREET. Budget Maher, ft) 7.50; estate of John Mulville, IDS 00; Henry R. Byrnes, 150.00; John Wilson, Sill 0(1 ; the Center School District, 2oll.Su; John Fagan, 16b75 Bernard F. Reid. 1S4.,.'0: Horace Frost. .i.ou ; jj.miei o. unipmau. 171. till: e tale of .Ransom B. Hall, 110.00 ; Jane 'link ham, 00.00 ; John F. Phalen, !SU4 50 ; John W. Gofimy, 90.00: estate of William Noonau, 7.J.00; William J. Ce.ssuly, 1SO.00, A.inaS, Johiisc.ii, HW.13; Char lotte Mvtariand, 111.7;; Margaret A. Dougherty, J-.' ... a ; Patrick J. Donohue 9j 35 ; estate of Anna Donoluie, liO.lKJ JohnKiW haleu, 150 00 ; Sarah E. Porter, 00.00 ; Samuel S. Taylor, 30.00 : Robert Hayes, 60.00; Elizabeth Colloty, 60.00 Henry W . trench, 197.2o : Surah E. Por ter, 59.25 ; John H. iawlor, 01.50 ; Austin B. Pierpout, 01.50 ; Mary A. Oilman. 319.13; Aiaruu Lymes. ll'J.ia: James K Byrnes,.151.50; Tcrrence Downey, 90.00 Catherine M. Finley. 03.00 : Ann Earlv. 82.50: James Sutton. 107.35: Marv Mc- Evoy, 301.75 ; Joseph E. Lawrenee,304.82; isaiau nurrui, i ia.u ; tlie Scovill Mauu factnring company, 1,008.07 ; Patrick and Mary Ann liackett, 2-,'j.OO; Edward Mul lings, .180.00 ; Edwsrd Fazan, 213.63 Ldward D. Rush, 123. 7o; John Rafter, too.ou ; wuroiiue yj. riatt. liyo.oo. 11AYDKN SHEKT. James Lnunv. J15 00: Mrs. Anna M. Holt, 75.00; Catherine Geann. 75.00 Elleu Lawlor, IjO.OO ; Marv Ann Rais. oa.ow ; i nomas and Julia Howard. 09.00 Patrick H. Walsh, 90 00 ; lturi A. Spen cer $15.50. The above assessments become due and payable Feb. 33, 1891, and are to be paid to Lucien F. Burpee, City Attorney, at his office in the Piatt block, corner Eas Jiain street and fbanix avenue. Attest : E. G. KILDUFF, City Clerk BOOK and JOB PRINTING T K DEMOCRAT OFFICE. BANK ST, BARGAIN STORE Special Sale Of fiLASSWARE, See onr goods and iret prices, thev will interest you. 151 BANK STREET. Four Doors South of Grand Street. Frank E. Fenner. i Flour, Grain, Feed, Baled Kay, Straw, Salt &c. At the lowest market rates. Poultry supplies, Condition Powders, &o. Frank M. Bronson, 71 SOOTH MAIN STREET. SILVER THE ISSUE Senator Blackburn will Op pose Mr. Cleveland. HIS LETTER CREATES A STIR. He Says No Man Opposed to Fiee Silver Coinage Can be Elected President The House Passe the rostomce Bill A Report that Seoretary Tracy Was Of fered tha Treasury ship and Ucellned It Rnult to Send a Grand Kxlilblt to the World's Fair. Washinoiojj, Feb. 24. Considerable of a sensation has been caused here by the publication of a letter from Senator Blackburn to Col. John C. .Noble of ra ducah, Ky., in which the Senator says: In the licht of the publication of Mr. Cleveland's letter antagonizing his party upon the silver question, I do not be believe there is a Democratic member of the Senate who would favor his nomi nation for the Presidency, or who be lieves that it would be possible to elect him in '92 if nominated. No organiza tion is effected or attempted here hostile to him, but there is now bub one opinion as to bis lack ot availability. "I have no personal objection to Mr. Cleveland in the world, bnt I do not be lieve that any man can be elected t'rest- dent in '93 who is opposed to free silver coinage. The people have been trinett with long enough on this subject. The truth is that for J5 years past New York has not furnished a Democratic leader who has not been in thorough accord with Wall street and at variance with the masses of the people. This was as true of Mr. Tilden in former years as it is to-day true of Mr. Cleveland. "I have longed to see tno day wnen the Democrats might elect a President of this country without paying the tri bute that New York has always levied. I think that time is at hand. I have no favorite candidate, but only insist that he shall be a fair and honest representa tive of Democratic sentiment." CONGRESSIONAL. DOINGS. The PostofHoa Approprlatloa BUI Passed by tli llnute. Washington, Feb. 24. In the Senate a number of petitions were presented and referred. There was quite a discussion over the proposition to print 100,000 copies of the agricultural report on "Diseases of the Horse." Mr. uorman inveignea against the extravagance in the publio printing, and predicted tnac an increase of taxation would be necessary to meet the expenditures of the government. Finally an amendment fixing the num ber of copies at 50,U0U was agreed to. The Senate went into executive session and after referring the nomination of Charles Foster, of Ohio, as Secretary of the Treasury to a committee, and con firming a number of nominations, re opened the doors and proceeded with the consideration of the Sundry Civil Appro priation bill. In the House tne journal was reau ana approved without objection on the part of the Democrats. The conference report on the bill pro- Tiding for the allotment of lands in sev eralty to the Indians was agreed to. The House then went into committee oi the Whole on the Deficiency- Appropria tion bill, but wlthont disposing of it the committee rose. The Postoffice Appropriation bill was passed and the Immigration bill was taken up for consideration. RUSSIA'S GRAND EXHIBIT. To br Kcuressntad at Chicago by a play of Slagiilflceut Proportions. Washington, Feb. 24. Authentic ad vices just received here indicate that the Russian exhibit in the coming World's Fair at Chicago will surpass anything of the kind ever attempted by the government and the people of that country, and that it is likely to be the most extensive and varied of all the for eign exhibits. A company has been formed ot leading citizens, bankers, merchants and man u- facturers of St. Petersburg ana Moscow, who have already subscribed halt a mil lion pounds for this purpose. The Kussian government) win con tribute another half a million pounds, and will co-operate with them in prepar ing and bringing to Chicago an exhibit of unusual proportions, which, amone other things, will include an ethnologi cal exhibit, representing the condition, mode of living, religion, as well as the manufacturing and agricultural pro ducts of the 103 races and tribes of that vast empire. Uui euu to Promote Silk Culture. Washington, Feb. 24. The Commit tee on Agriculture and Forestry, through Mr. Blair, made a favorable report to the Senate ou the bill introduced by Sen ator Mitchell for the establishment of a bureau in the Agricultural Department for the promotion of the silk culture in dustry. The committee added a pro vision authorizing the Secretary of Ag riculture to establish experimental sta tions in such places as he sees fit. The Woman's Council. Washington, Feb. 24. The session of the Woman's Council was well attended and several interesting addresses were delivered. Mrs. Belgarney of London, the delegate ot the Woman's Council of Great Britain, made a few (remarks and was followed by Rev. Milo Francis Tupper on "Woman's Status in the Church To day." Miss Frances Elliott and Mrs. E. Qrannis, of the Christian League, also read papers. Mr. Wlka's Resolution.. Washington, Feb. Si4.--In the House Representative Scott Wike, of Illinois tiered for reference to the Committee on Judiciary a long resolution looking to the impeachment of Speaker Reed. Secretary Tracy Declined It. Washington, Feb. 24. It is stated that Secretary ot the Navy Tracy was offered the position ot Secretary ot the Treas ury, but declined it. Senator Hearst's Condition Comfortable. WASHiNGTON.Feb. 24. Senator Hearst's condition is given out by his family as quite comfortable to-day. Bavaria's Crasy King Unconscious. 1 Berlin, Feb. 24 The crazy king ot i Bavaria went into a torpor 24 hours ago and has not yet recovered consciousness. THE PINKERTONS FLED. Striking Cukers Broom Violent and Join In a Itlg Demonstration. Scottdalk, Ta., Feb. 24 The coolness of John McSloy, worthy foreman of tha Knights of Labor district to which tha striking cokers belong, alone prevented wholesale destruction of property at the Paull and Fort Hill plants of W. J. Rainey & Co. during the day. It Is doubtful whether any number of lead ers can prevent serious tronble much longer. Two thousand strikers surrounded the Paull and Fort Hill plants, their object being to induce the cokers at work there to join the strike. When the strikers appeared the men at work and the Pink erton men employed to guard them ran to the hills. Most of the invading party were Hungarians, and these and many others wore armed. They discharged their weapons In the air and started a rush to destroy the ovens. McSloy, who was in command of the expedition, gathered a few men about him, stopped the advance and persuaded the strikers to go to a field near by, where a meeting was held. Here McSloy and the others advocated moderation, bnt they were overruled, and the mob decided to camp where they were and force a suspension of work. They call it persuasion, but if there are no broken heads to-morrow it will only be because the Rainey men do as the strikers ' wish. Mr. Rainey says he is dertemined to pro tect his men and will call on the sheriff for aid. HE DEMANDS $50,000. That Is the Amount Brakeman Stevens Want for the Less ot Ills Legs. Newark, N. J., Feb. 24. The giving away of a brake chain at Spring street, on a Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad train Feb. 18. 1890, resulted in an accident by which Brakeman Georg L. Stevens was deprived of both of his legs. Stevens, who is an old rail road man, although but 25 years of age, fell directly beneath the first car, and the entire train of nine cars passed over his legs. Stevens, who now sets about fairly well on cork legs, received a proposition from the railroad company looking to a settlement of the matter. This was re fused on the grounds that Mr. Stevens valued his legs at a far higher figure than did the company. Stevens, who lives at 5S3 Broad street, has employed Bob Injrersoll and G. E. r. Howard to bring suit against the company, and the trial of the case will como up in a short time. A FIENDISH ACT. Train Wreckers at Work Again on tko Bald Eagle Valley Railroad. Altoona, Pa., Feb. 24. A fiendish act was perpetrated on the Bald Eagle Val ley Railroad near Milesburg during the morning. Some unknown persons placed a stone in the switch, and as the passnger train passed over it the engine left the track, followed by severa 1 of the coaches. Fireman Gazette, of Tyrone, jumped from the engine and was instantly killed. The engineer did likewise, but escaped injury. None ot the passengers were injured, but all were badly shaken up. On three occasions lately passenger trains have been wrecked at this point. Society of the Cincinnati Banquet. New York, Feb. 24. The Society of the Cincinnati of New York State cele brated Washington's birthday by a ban quet at the Plana Hotel last night. Sec retary Halford sent regrets on behalf of the President. Governor Hill also sent regrets. Among those present were John J. Varlck, of Manchester N. H.; Cornelius Van Rensselaer, of Hudson, JM. Y.: John CrotXer, of Washington, and Felix Warly, of South Carolina. Hon. Hamilton Fish presided. A number of patriotic speeches were made. Trouble With World's Fair Employes. Chicago, Feb. 24. A crowd of about 3,000 men and boys, mostly idlers, by threats and intimidation compelled 25 men employed in Jackson Park by World's Fair contractors to cease work. Two natroi wagons filled with policemen were called to the scene and the crowd soon fell back- and was excluded from the park. There was no shooting and no one was injured. Only a portion of the frightened laborers resumed work after order had been restored. An Entire Family Poisoned. Boston, Feb. 24 The entire family of Frank A. LeCourt ot Revere has been poisoned in a very mysterious manner. His family consisted of the parents and their three children, one of the latter of whom has died. The doctors state that the appearance of the dead child would indicate arsenical poisoning. Mr. Le Court thinks that his cow has eaten wild carrots r.s the milk had a carroty taste. The milk will be analyzed. Caught by a Train. Chester, Fa., Feb. 24 A Reading en gine causht a party of young men on the trestle work near Ridley Creek bridge last night. John McClosky, aged 10, was struck and instantly killed, and William P. Powell was so badly injured that he died during the morning. The others of the party es caped by leaping into the muddy bed of the creeK. Will Demand that Wages be Reduced. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 24 The Railroad Coal Operators' Association of the Pitts burg district decided to demand from the miners that wages be reduced on May 1 next, when the present agreement will expire, jno decision was reached about the amount of the reduction to be asked. Worcester's Exhibition Opened. Worcester, Mass., Feb. 24 The In dustrial and Mechanical Exhibition opened last night with an address by H. H. Bigelow. The mayor pressed the but ton and set in motion the electric motors which run the machinery of the exhibi tion. The exhibition will continue un til April 1. leading Prelate of America. Rome, Feb. 24. TheMoniteur deRome, In an article on eminent men ot the Church, refers to Archbishop Ireland, of Minnesota, as the leading prelate of America - McCarthyltei Protest Again. London, Feb. 24. At a meeting of the McCarthyltes another protest was issued that they had never accepted funds from the English Uberals. FIVE RESCUED ALIYE Jeanesville Miners Sayed When Given Up for Dead. DEATH CHEATED OF HIS FSET. The Victims Imprisoned Eighteen Dy Without Food, Nothing Like it Has Iieeu fEnown In Pennsylvania's Coal Fields The Men Hudillrd Together When Found Too Weak to ba Kemovsd-Dootora Sum moned to the Underground Frlson. Jeanesville, Pa., Feb. 24. This place was thrown into a fever of excitement at 11:30 last night when it was an nounced that five of the men who were entombed in the mine here 13 days had been found alive. Their names are John Tumaskusky, Joe Mastnskowlch, John Berno, Bosco Frinko and an unknown Hungarian who was visiting Berno on the day of the dis aster. These five, with the 13 bodies recov ered, makes every one ot the missing men accounted lor. Alow ttaey survived is a miracle. Nothing like it has been known or heard of in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania. The Rescuers Heard a Slight Tapping. At 9 o'clock last night there came to the ears ot the workers in the deepest shaft the sound of a faint tapping from an abandoned position of the mine. The workers listened intently and the tap ping was resumed. It was recognized as a signal from their Imprisoned brothers who were still alive. The news was sent to the mouth of the mine and it created the wildest excitement. - At 10 o'clock the rescuing party had gotten so near the imprisoned men as to be able to converse with them. The men were lo cated in an overhead passageway, and could not possibly be reached until the foul gases and impurities had been re moved. Every effort was exerted, and preparations for receiving them were made. Huddled Together to Keep Warm. At 11:30 the five fortunate men were reached. They were lying in various positions all huddled together in their efforts to keep warm. Careful examination revealed the fact that all were still alive. They were so weak that, with one exception, they could not be removed. John Tumasku sky's excellent strength left him in bet ter shape than any of tne rest ana be was able to be moved to the bottom of the slope. There he was cared for by physicians, who had been hurriedly sum moned, while the other men were cared for where they lay. To Remain Underground. The men will not be brought to the surface for several days. Careful nurs ing will be given tnem and every effort put forth to save their lives so that their terrible tale may be beard. PROBABLY 120 DEAD. Appeal for Aid for the Widows and Or phans at Spring Hill. Spring Hiix, N. b., f eb. 24. An ap peal has been issued for aid for the or phans and widows of the miners who perished in the terrible mine disaster of Saturday. This appeal will be sent broadcast, and the necessity for a prompt response is great. The first subscription to the relief fund was telegraphed from J. W. Clendenning, president of the Acadia Coal Company, New York. It amounts to $300. There will be nearly 2UU benenciaries to be provided for out of subscriptions In this cause. There are given out the names of 120 miners who are probably all on the list of the dead, though the bodies are not all yet found. Most of those whose bodies nave been found evidently died of suffocation. Four Race Track Bills.. Trenton, N. J., .Feb. 24. In the House Mr. Ketcham, of Essex, presented a protest signed by l7,ouu women against any legislation to legalize pool selling or permit Sunday liquor selling. The signatures werejrathered in every part of the State. A few moments later Mr. Campbell, of Monmouth, in troduced four race track bills designed to permit racing on regularly accredited courses ot the State, and to prohibit it when not properly licensed. The bills have been agreed to by the managers of the leading racing associations. Banquet of Veterans. New York, Feb. 24 The Associa tion of the Eleventh Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac, Cumberland and Georgia banquetted at Delmonico's last night. Gen. U. U. Howard, president of the society, made a bappy speech of reminiscence. Hon. Carl Schurz deliv ered the speech of the evening. A. C. Hamlin, of Bangor, Me., gave a history ot the corps. Gen. Franz Sigel also spoke. Judge Hlnei Recovering. Rutland. Vt.. Feb. 24 Judge C. a Hines, of New York, formerly law part ner ot President Harrison, who was stricken with paralysis at his summer home at Froctorville several months ago, ana who nas been reported dead several times, has so far recovered as to be able to travel. He left for JNew Xork to-day. His entire recovery is n ow prob able. Cashier Spauldlng Surrenders. Boston, Feb. 24 Harry G. Spauld lng, the absconding cashier ot the Ayer National Bank, has surrendered himself to the authorities in this city. Spauld ing's return and surrender is due to the counsel and advice of the Rev. J. T. Johnson, the well known evangelist, who found Spauldmg in Montreal, and Induced him to return to the United States. The Siege In Bunos Ayres Suspended. Buenos Ayres, Feb. 24 The state of siege has been supended during the pro gress of the municipal elections. Ae soon as the elections are over a state of siege will again be declared. . Three More Bodies Found. -Jeanesville, Pa., Feb. 24 The ploring party in the Jeanesville mine found the bodies of Bernard McClosky, James Griffith and a Hungarian laborer near the entrance to tne eajt gS84"Wv. AWAITING AN ANSWER. Tha Chiefs ot the Pennsylvania Railroad Organisations Ready for Business. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 24 In the office of General Manager Wood of the Penn sylvania Railroad there are now assem bled with Mr. Wood General Superin tendents Charles- Watts ot the North west and J. F. Miller of the Southwest systems; 13 superintendents of divisions, superintendents of motive power and of the telegraph departments of the com pany. .ach article of the grievances filed by the men is being taken up in J, turn and considered for adjustment by the gen eral officials and the superintendent upon whose division the grievance is cited. The object of this conference is to make uniform the entire operative practices of the systems as nearly as pos sible, and, where consistent, to abate the local grievances ot the men. It is not expected that the conference will ad journ before to-morrow. Members of the General Grievance Committee of the Pennsylvania Railroad bave arrived, and are prepared to confer jointly with the committee representing the .Pennsylvania Company and the grand officers ot their organizations and will then wait for the company's reply. Grand Chiefs Arthur and Sargent are in Cleveland, O., in conference with other high officials of railroad employes' organizations. Messrs. Arthur and Sar gent and other members of the Supreme Council of the United Order of Railroad Employes will return to Pittsburg to night and remain until the officials of the Pennsylvania Company have submit ted their answer to the demands. LYNCHED THE NEGRO. He Begged Plteously fur Ills L!f But His Kntreatlos Were of No Avail. Petersburg, Va., Feb. 24. Some days ago Hugh Hammock, a prominent farmer, residing near Mellville in Ottawa County, was assaulted and robbed of $36 while passing along the highway by a burly negro named Scott Bishop. Bishop escaped at the time, but was ar rested Saturday night and brought to Blackstone yesterday. Hammock died yesterday from the ef fects of the assault, and the people were very much excited over the affair. At 4 o'clock in the morning a mob took Bishop from the officers and hang ed him to a tree near the town. The negro begged piteously for his life, but his entreaties were of no avail. ORDERS TO BISMARCK. Emperor William to Call the Prinoo Be fore m Court Martial. Berlin, Feb. 24. The latest report is that the Emperor has decided to bring Prince Bismarck before a court martial to whioh, as he holds an army rank, the Prince is amenable. He will be asked on his honor to state whether he is the au thor of certain articles attacking the government. Prince Bismarck has de clined an offer ot the town of Harburg to nominate him for the Reichstag. His refusal is based upon the ground that domestic circumstances would prevent a conscientious performance of his duties as a member. A targe Meteor Bursts Over aiadlsou.Mo. Madison, Me.. Feb. 24 At about 4 a. m. a large meteor, apparently about the size of a full moon, was observed in the sky. It burst with a loud report over Madison village, blazing fragments scat tering in every direction. Houses were shaken as if by an earthquake, and hun dreds of people were awakened from sleep by the concussion, which rever brated for some moments, sounding like heavy rolling thunder, while the shoot ing particles seemed like so many flashes of lightning. The Ekln Grafting Operation Failed. Chicago. Feb. 24 Sir Knight J. O. Dickerson, on whom a skin grafting operation was tried some months ago, 133 brother Masons contributing skin from their arms to be grafted on a can cer wound in the hope of saving the patient's life, died at the Emergency Hos pital last evening. Mr. Dickerson seemed to improve and gain strength after the operation was performed until a week ago, when bis stomach refused abso lutely to take any nourishment. Rev. Harry George Changes His Plea. Catskill. N. Y.. Feb. 24 Rev. Harry George was brought into court during the day for sentence, he having pleaded sruiltv when previously arraigned. The court room was thronged. When George was directed to stand up for sentence he withdrew his former plea and plead not guilty. He was then held in $10,000 bail for trial which he was unable to furnish and was remanded to jail. The cases of George and Dr. Erway will be tried at the next Court of Sessions in April. Gov. Hill Bid Not Atteud. Rochester. N. Y., Feb. 24. All danger of a scene was averted at the Chamber of Commerce banquet last night, and the members breathed freer when a letter of regret was received from Governor Hill saying that he could not attend. Speeches were made by Chauncey il. Depew, the Hon. Joseph Tait ot Toronto, Charles J, Bissell. Eusene T. Curtis, Senator Fas- seti and Davis J. Hill. 1 Dr. Fullen Accepts the Call. Providence, R. I., Feb. 24 Rev. Dr. George Pullen of the First Baptist Church ot PaWtucket has accepted a call to become secretary of the North Bap tist Educational Society and professor of Christian Missions In Newton Theologi cal Institute. Hunting for Association Players. Cincinnati, Feb. 24. The latest devel opment in the baseball situation by which the American Association may lose some of its star players Is the arrival here from Chicago of F. D. H. Robin on, Walter Spaulding and A. C. Anson, Fishing Bod Faotory Burned. Hanover, N. H., Feb. 24 The fishing rod factory of O. H. Chubb, at Post Mills. Vt., one of the most extensive es tablishments of its kind in the United States,, was burned last night. Loss, (30,000; Insurance, 117,000. Burial of Bx-Hayor Cobb. Boston. Feb. 154. The remains of ex Mayor Samuel O. Cobb were laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery. The funeral service was attended by a large number of distinguished people, representing the State and city. :tf)! jO-i iSi si .ei . P if); : Itn m ui pi M ; 5! pi mm The New Eighmie is the best shirt you can wear. There is no shirt made that can equal them for fit, and -they are easy to launder. The New Eigh mie has many improvements over the original shirt which in its time was su perior to all others. Men's fine shirts are our specialty. We have them at 50c each, made from heavy, strong cotton, linen bosom. 75c buys a finer shirt, and Si. 00 buys an extra fine laundered shirt. Our Paris dress shirts embroidered and pique bosoms, cost Xi.so. They are the sh!rt for wed- ings or full dress. If you want the best shirt your money can buy go to J. B. Mullings, Ol to C5 Bank Street. THE ORIGGS & SMITH CO. Sole Agents, 1 39 Bank Street. We have a few second hand Sauare Pianos for sale atbaricilns. Just received a new Hue of 50c 1-olios ot tlie latest uiuslu. HOW IS TOUR "SOLE ? That is theouestlon before the house. Is it In astute of decreiiitude or like the lady who ob jected to a thick soled shoe and the clerk said it was an onjeuiion which would eraunally wear away." ii so, eitlior bring it to The Kod Front aud consign it to Dodge's Shoemaker Who will make it over in such a first-class style that you won't recognize it, or if Too Far ttone, replace it wun one ot iiouxe s shoes rang ing from $1.00 TO $6.00. New Satin Oil Calf S3.50. Ladies' Beaded Op eras SI 00, Main Kid Operas 50 cents. U.ris'Goat Mlschlet ' Sl.-ss, Men s gl.00 Solid Lace. Great is Dodge. G-.R.Doclge, THE ICED FRONT, SO South Maiu St., Opp. P. O- Save Money. Go to the Boston Butter House for BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS.l As we buy direct from the producers, in large quantities, we can save you money Boston Butter House, 99 South Main Street. FOR SMOKERS. Do you want a good smoke f If so, call at Boston Branch Cigar Store, And Try The Copley or Peabody 10 Cent Cigars. Fresh imported goods constantly on hand. Box trade a specialty at 91 Bank Street. Wholesale and Betail. Smokers' articles, THE WRONG MAN. A wiclted mm out west, who ha neglected hla life, beinir on hts deathbed, wished tooonsult some proper person regarding his future state:so his friends sent foi an Insurance aftent. AS suoil iuo mi id vaitou, uu iuuku- r.. tha muii as one whom he bad often tried to insure for his family's sake, but who was obdurate and deaf to his appeals, so he said to him. "My friend. It Is is to late: What yon nLVi. . Vint Insuranoe Aireat." "Moral:" Don't let this be the case with you, bnt eouieto mv office and jet a Fire, Life or Aocidental insuranoe at the lowest ngures. H. S. Scoville 58 BANK STREET. T.oan. Employment and Insur. Motary fuouo. iee Aiyiit, LATEST! A Physician Who Tells Diseases at a Glance, Without Asking Ques tions, Looking at the Tongue or Feeling the Pulse. rr' . REMARKABLE GIFT AN ART OR SCIENCE WHAT IS IT? Something That Confounds all Medi cal Experts Diseases Are De scribed Withous Question ' . The Sick Are Cured . and the Skeptic Is Left In '. Wonder. ' , . "Free" "Test" Consultations and Examinations Contin ued Until the First Day of Match, 1891. Dr. La Fonzcv Who is located at i - 201 Bank Street, Corner Meadow Street, When the sick visit him no examina tion is necessary. No information from the patient. No previous knowledge of the case. S Every ache, pain and disagreeable feel- " . ing is pointed out and described better than the patients can themselves. A wonder of scientific accuracy in di agnosing disease. He give an intelligent opinion whether the disease is curable or not, and if curable, how to cure it. No person should take any more medi- -cine, nor doctor any further before con sulting him. Not only will they be surprised at his "". most remarkable knowledge of disease, the rapidity of his diagnosis and his plain, ' concise explanation of its every cause and effect, but also at the amount of money and months of suffering he saves the pa tient. He treats chronio diseases exclus- -i vely. His remedies are specially prepared for the,-- ,i treatment he pursues and are the ree.. of many years special study and research. Being Higienio, Sanative and Restorative in their action, they are specially adapted to meet the special re quirements indicated in Chronio Diseases. 1 lie Doctor does not ask for those aiumle cases that any old lady or intelligent nurse cau treat, but solicits cases that require ipecial skill, special experience, special treatment. Sufferers from any Chronio Diseases are invited to call. A careful di- - agnosis will be made and a frank, candid " opinion given. Consultation, examination, advice and services Free. Polite ushers in attendance, and all are made to feel welcome. tf" Hours 9to 9. WANTS, FOR SALE JO RENT ana otuer advertisements or a similar ' character Inserted under this head for " ' 1 coat a word. THE property owned by P. J Moore.No. 66 River street, for sale. Inquire within. LOST Some insurance papers and two bankbooks. Supposed to have been lost in the opera house. Finder will please ., leave them at the Democrat office. WANTED More orders for carpet lay ing, upholstering and furniture re pairing, also for the modern French pro oess of decorating furniture. L. W. Uw holtz, 186 Bank street. SOCIABLE, 3IVBN BT - The Independent Club. At Concordia Hall, Thursday Ev'g,Feb.26. We send you all an invitation. BANCROFT'S BODY FOUND. VSieMIa:ug Professor at the Bottom of Dyer's Fond. Providence, R. I., Feb. 24. The body ef Prof. Bancroft was found at an early hour in the morning at Dyers' Pond, Cranston. The body, considering the time it has been in the water, was not badly decom posed. . -. It is generally believed tnac ne wan dered into the pond while in a state ot temporary derangement ol mind. The remarkable disappearance or tne professor of rhetorio and English litera ture of crown university occurred on Monday. December 8, 1890.- He had not been feelinu well for some time, and on' arising in the morning complained to hie family of feeling so ill that he wanted -rest. He asked his daughter' to take walk with him in the suburbs, out on account of other duties the young woman did not go. He was advised by Mrs. Bancroft to go and see a doctor and not to attend his classes that day. He left his home, No. 13 Greene street, about 8 o'clock, but did not go to see his physician nor did he go to the college. ;c Inquiries for him began Monday even ing, and Tuesday night the newspaper? were Informed of his disappearance. The pnblication of the mystery brought forth a dozen or more stories, some of which were extraordinary, many people' saying that they had seen him. One of these only was worthy of note. Conductor Chace of the Cranston street car line conversed with a man answering his description on a car running from Arlington to the Cranston Print Worka . at 9 a. m. that day. The stranger said he had not been sleeping well nights and wanted to have a walk and exercise. He said he was going to ride to the print works and walk to Olney ville. . So far as known, Chace is the last pert son who spoke with Bancroft. - Timothy Thlting Bancroft was 68 years old. He graduated at Brown University in 1859. He taught school in Massachu setts a few years and in 1868 was called to Brown as professor of rhetorio And j English literature. s