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The Sully County watchman. (Clifton, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-1894, July 02, 1892, Image 2

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'The Watchman.
Asking a Fashion Writer's Advice—The
Somewhat Startling Result.
She was a fashion writer. She also
had a column in the magazine which
she devoted to answering all the let
ters that damsels, whose complexions
were not just what they desired,
"Whose sweethearts did not behave as
they wished, who had doubts as to
their religious belief, and wanted
cures, not only for freckles, but for
souls, sought knowledge, says the
Hew York Sun. She was used to
being asked the exact length of Cleo
patra's nose, the color of Eve's hair
and the family name of Queen Vic
toria. She gave her opinion as to the
propriety of kissing games, gave
advice as to dressing a bride or a grad
uate, but she did get desperately
tired when a girl would write sixteen
pages about the "gentleman who was
keeping company with her." To her
most intimate friend the miserable
feshion writer told this story:
Said she: "A letter came for me,
"Written in the usual fashion, and in
"which a girl said that she had been
keeping company with a young man
for two years: that he didn't have
much money, and did I advise her to
marry him and go to boarding, or to
wait a few months and collect enough
furniture to make a little home for
themselves? I got immensely inter
ested. I wrote to that girl and
advised her to wait the three months
and have a home to start with and I
gave lier a lot of advice and a few
suggestions that I thought might
help her along. I never heard any
more of her, but last week when I
was shopping a young woman tapped
me on the shoulder and asked, very
modestly, 'Are you Mrs. Dash?' She
wore a hat trimmed with roses and
very, very long and very wide pale
blue streamers down her back her
coat was a light one with enormous
pearl buttons upon it, and her gloves
were white. Upon her face was the
most delighted expression possible.
She looked so happy that it absolutely
Tested the shop girls. Then she
explained herself: "I s'pose I ought
to be ashamed of myself—one lady
speaking to another in this way—but
I'm Mrs. Frilkins. Of course, you
don't know me by my name now, but
I always read your magazines, and
last year I wrote you a letter askin'
you whether I had better marry a
young man who was running after me
then, or whether we had better wait
nntil we had enough to set up house
keeping. You wrote me a beautiful
letter—you told me how to be noble
and honorable with my husband, and
to be affectionate, and always glad to
thim, and then you told me to wait
It was a mighty lucky
'said that, 'cause I had
made up my mind to do exactly what
you told me. I've got the flat, and
you see how I am kressed, and I am
buying some sewing silk to use to
make a little wrapper with. You've
done more for me than any woman in
the world.'
*•1 can't tell you just how this
affected me I felt the tears come into
my eyes, and I thought, 'Well, after
all the letters do some good.'
"I caught Mrs. Frilkins by the
hands, and I said: 'I can't tell you
how glad I am! And how happy that
young man must be."
'Goodness gracious!' she said,
*why, I didn't marry him during the
waitin' I done a heap better I mar
ried his boss!"
3few York Hospital Surgeons J'erform a
Most Beautefui Operation.
There is a patient in Mt. Siniai
Hospital, at Lexington avenue and
Sixty-sixth street New York City, who
hasn't any roof to her mouth. It was
removed by what surgeous call ,"a
beautiful operation." The patient is
a, woman aged 40. A year ago a
4iancer made its appearance on the
left side of her face and an operation
was successfully made. But a
second cancer developed in about the
same place. The growth filled her
mouth and invaded the whole roof.
Another operation was made. An
incision was made from the left end
of the mouth across the cheek to the
ear. This opened the cavity of the
mouth. A circular incision was
made around the outside part of the
cancer. The mouth was opened as
widely as possible and forceps used to
tear out the growth.
The bony party of the mouth fco
which the cancer clung, as far back
as the palate bones, were taken with
it. After the arteries were closed
the cavity was filled with sponges to
fitop the hemorrhage. Then the
cheek was sewed up. It will be no
easy matter to lit in the artificial
roof wliicli she will to have wear. It
will be something like the plate which
lipids false teeth.
Frank W. Pearson, for eleven years
connected with the Fargo Republican,
has resigned his position as city
editor, and is succeeded by Fred
^JHendershott, formerly of .Bismarck.
Telegraphic News of the World
Condensed for the Benefit
of Busy Readers.
Washington, Political, Foreign
and General Domestic
Happenings of Note.
July 4—National Independent con
vention at Omaha.
July 12—National Mining congress
at Helena. Mont.
July 12-15—Annual convention of
National Educational Association at
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
July 7-10—Anuual Session of Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor
at New York City.
Aug. 3-7—Triennial Conclave of
Knights Templar at Denver.
Aug. 8-10—National Encampment,
Sons of Veterans at Helena, Mont.
Aug. 23—Supreme Lodge, K. P. at
Kansas City.
Sep. 1—National G. A. R. encamp
ment at Washington. I). C.
July 1-21—Chautauqua Assembly
at Madison.
July 20—Republican State Conven
tion at Madison.
July 2fi-27—Annual meeting South
Dakota Press Association at Aber
Aug. 2—Republican State Conven
tion at Fargo.
R. G. Dun & Co. say business is
fairly good despite hot weather and
hot politics.
The Kansas wheat crop is being
harvested. The yield is a fine one of
good quality.
Judge Edwards of Mount Vernon,
111., has decided that Illinois women
are not legal voters.
Governor Fifer's appeal for aid
from the citizens of Illinois for flood
sufferers has resulted in raising
Amelie Rives-Chanler has been
making studies of Washington
society for a story she is to soon
General Eppa llunton, Virginia's
new Senator, rose in four years from
the Confederate ranks to a Major
The most deplorable state of affairs
exists in the San Antonio section of
Texas, as scarcely any rain has fallen
there for three years.
The pneumatic sulky fear trotting
horses has been successfullytried. It
is the invention of Sterling Elliott,
the maker of the Hickory bicycles.
Dallas, Texas police made a$ des
perate fight with citizens and saved a
man who had murdered an officer.
The town was in a ferment all night.
Thomas Hart is the nearest living
relative of Shakespeare. He is a res
ident of Australia and is eighth in
descent from Shakespeare's sister,
Marc Pendleton, once an actor and
a son-in-law of a Cleveland million
aire, killed himself in a park at Cleve
land through fear of approaching
Young' Ralph Ingalls, son of
ex-Senator Ingalls, is said to be his
father over again in attenuation of
of figure, as well as for eloquence and
in readiness of retort.
The Standard Oil Company has
agreed to a further reduction of the
output of paraffine, the former scale
having been nullified through candle
makers working with old stocks.
M. Dowling, a Minneapolis man,
manages to transact business, though
all broken up. He has an artificial
left arm and both legs, and has noth
ing but the stump of a thumb to his
right hand. His artificial rig cost
him $600.
The funeral services over the
remains of the late Emmons Blaine
took place last Tuesday at the
McCormick residence in Chicago con
ducted by Rev. Dr. McPlierson of the
Second Presbyterian church. A large
number of friends of the McCormick
and Blaine families were present.
The services were exceedingly simple,
and at their conclusion the secretary
and Mrs. Blaine and other members
of the two families, accompanied by a
large concourse of friends of the
deceased, followed the remains to
Graceland cemetery, where they were
deposited in the McCormick family
vault preparatory to interment in an
adjoining lot, which has been pur
chased for the purpose.
In Buenos Ayres gold is quoted at
a premium of 204 per cent.
Archbishop Ireland lectured Sun
day before the Geographical Society
in Paris on the progress of Roman
Catholicism in America.
M. Proticli, one of the three regents
ruling during the minoity of King
Alexander of Servia, died one day
last week from heart disease.
At St. Pol ten, Lower Austria, a
woman accused of levying blackmail
upon sixteen residents on the charge
of relations with her daughter, aged
13, was sentenced to seven years'
imprisonment. All the male prison
ers were acquitted. The wives oftwo
have committed suicide.
The Spanish steamer Emiliano is
ashore at Santander Harbor on a
sandy bottom, apparently in no
danger. Her cargo is not damaged.
It is officially stated that the total
number of persons impaisoned under
the Coercion act was 1,893, only four
of whom were in custody on June 1.
The house of Commons in commit
tee has authorized the government to
purchase the telephone trunk lines
throughout the country at a cost of
At Magdeburg soldiers were unload
inga wagon of ammunition when a
shell exploded, killing four of the
men. Their heads, arms and legs
were blown off.
Ravacliol, anarchist and murderer,
will set up the plea of insanity on his
trial, and his disinclinaiion to work
and inclination to steal will be felted
as evidence of the insanity.
The Spanish Cabinet has decided to
offer minimum tariff rates to most
nations, finding it impossible to
obtain approval of new treaties
during the present parliamentary
Further advices from the interior
of Africa confirm the report of the
disaster to the German force under
Baron Bulow. The whole district of
Fort Marong has been deserted by
foreigners. The English missionaries
are safe and are devoting themselves
to the care of the wounded Germans.
The relatives of Jaeger, the cashier
who embezzled nearly 2,000,000 marks
from the Rothschilds and then fled to
Egypt, have confessed that they
aided and abetted him in his crime,
several hundred thousand marks in
bank notes having been found hidden
in their houses. Most of Jaeger's
relatives are already under arrest.
Advices from Afghanistan show
that the rebellion among the Urgag
nan natives against the ameer is
assuming formidable proportions.
Of5,000 regular troops and 5,000
irregulars set against the rebels, 250
regulars and 1,200 irregulrrs have
been killed in various engagements.
The ameer's soldiers are dispirited
and many are deserting.
The largest band sawing machine
in the world has recently been com
pleted in England and sent to
Tasmania. The machine can saw
through a maximun depth of 75
inches, and the carriage will accom
modate logs fifty feet long and
weighing about fifty tons. It is
asserted that this saw cuts even
faster then a circular saw, while
wasting 75 per cent, less wood.
The French newspapers are just
now testing a novel sort of type, some
made of malleable glass by a new
process. The new types preserve
their cleanliness almost indefinitely.
They are said to wear better then
those made of metal, and can be cast
with a sharpness of line that will
print more distinctly than is possible
with the old style type. La Patrie is
now printed entirely on glass type.
Quay has offered to b$t §10,000 on
Harrison's election.
Nebraska independents have nom
inated W. A. Poynter of Albion for
Maine republicans nominated Henry
B. Cleaves for governor and enthusi
astically endorsed Harrison's admin
Minnesota independents have nom
inated H. E. Boen of Fergus Falls
and P. H. Harth of Fillmore county
for congress.
At the republican convention of
the Tenth congressional district of
Illinois Congressman Post was unan
imously renominated.
At the third congressional district
republican convention, held in
Waterloo, Iowa, D. B. Henderson was
renominated for congress.
Llie People's party of the Second
district, of Kansas, nominated S. S.
King, of Kansas City, Kan., for con
gress, over N. L. Moore, the demo
tratic candidate, thus defeating
fusion with the latter party.
Congressman Jolley has filed with
the war department the plans and
specifications for the bridge to be
built across the MissoUtf river at
The chief of the bureau of statistics
reports that the total value of the
exports of merchandise from the
United States during the 12 months
ended May 31, 1892, was $828,767,858
same in 1891, $846,888,913.
The house appropriations com
mittee Saturday completed the last
of the appropriation bill—the general
deficiency—and reported it to the
house. The whole amount appro
priated by the bill is $4,870,535.
Ex-Secretary Blaine has been
quoted as saying that he would., not
accept a seat in the senate, and that
he has retired from public life finally.
He is exceedingly fond of literary
pursuits. He is said to have remarked
when he finished his ''Twenty Years
of Congress" that he had never
enjoyed any thing he had ever done
so much as the writing of that book,
and he will no doubt indulge his
preference for that kind of work for a
time at least.
Representative Pickler, of South
Dakota, has lately held several
conferences with the commissioner of
Indian affairs looking to the appoint
ment of an attorney to represent the
Sioux Indians in South Dakota in
many depredation claims made
against the government. Mr. Pick
ler says that while there are some
just claim, the greater number of
them have no foundation and one
robbery after another is thus com
mitted on the Indians. He says that
he is in favor of the payment of just
claims, but that some action should
be taken to stop these indiscriminate
and unjust claims being brought.
The commissioner says that he will
at once attend to the matter.
A Kentucky Girl Becoming Ossi
fied—Peculiar Conditions
Of the Victim*
For a Decade the Strange
Transformation Has Been
Going On.
A Case That Completely Mysti
fies the Whole Medical
The fact has just become public
that the doctors of Louisville have
been closely studying the case of a
young girl whose muscles are gradu
ally becoming ossified. Dr. A.
Morgan Vance, whose patient the
girl is. declares it is a genuine case of
what is technically termed myositis
ossificans, a disease so rare and so
little understood as tq causes and
treatment that very little has ever
been written of it in medical books.
In fact it has not received more than
a mere definition. The case was
brought to the attention of the
medical society at its last meeting.
In speaking of the case Dr. Vance
dilated on the extreme rarity of such
cases and the utter inability of
physicians thus far to
of the disease. From observation of
the few cases known to the world, it
has been found that all the muscles
gradually harden into bone, save
those immediately concerned in
digestion and respiration. The
organs of sight and speech are also
exempt from the general ossification.
The process is very slow and irregular,
and the patient may live for years,
gradually growing more helpless and
eventually dying of exhaustion and
confinement. The reporter was
reluctantly granted an interview
with the invalid by her mother. The
family are very quiet, unassuming
German people, living at No. 914 East
Market Street. The father, Mr.
John F. Scliamback, a blacksmith,
and his daughter, Miss Emma, a
girl of 17 years, are the afflicted ones.
She is rather a tall, sliglit-built per
son with blue eyes and brown hair.
But for her disease she would be a
very pretty girl. Her head is drawn to
one side by the hardening of the mus
eles in the side of the neck, and just
under the chin, near the "Adam's
apple," is a long projection as hard
and sharp as a nail to the touch. The
muscles of the back are so hardened
over, and those about the chest are
also ossified. In the right arm both
biceps and triceps are affected, and
the muscles of the right thigh are
immovable. Her right arm she keeps
in one position altogether, and her
left she has but partial control over.
The hardening of the muscles of the
thigh renders it impossible for her
to bend her left limb. The muscles
of the face are gradually suffering
and are begining to stand out
prominently, as do those of the neck.
The hardening of the facial muscles
limit to some extent the motion of
the jaws, but notwithstanding this
fact, her appetite is good, and she eats
as heartily and with as muctj relish
as an entirely healthy person.
Miss -Scliamback's mother stated
the girl had been subject to acute
muscular pains since she was about
7 years old. The mother believes
that the disease has been working on
the girl during these ten years. The
first symptoms which alarmed the
family and suggested the necessity of
jnedical attention occurred six
months ago. When in pumping a
bucket of water Miss Scliamback was
seized with excruciating pains in the
right arm, and, strange to say, she
now feels no pain, and save for the
inconvenience of rising and being
unable to move freely, never com
Nothing can be done to arrest the
progress of the disease, and the
unhappy girl is slowly but surely
becoming an almost solid mass of
Two Trains Collide Near the
Dulutli Junction With
Fatal Results.
James E. Stinson is Instantly
Killed and Seven Others
are Injured^
The Accident Due to Over-Confi
dence on the Part of the
_A St. Paul & Duluth passenger
train collided with the Wisconsin
Central express on the St. Paul &
Duluth road, two miles north of
Duluth Junction, atl o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, causing the death of the
young son of Supt. Stinson, of the
Stillwater union depot, the serious
and perhaps fatal injury of three
trainmen. Two other trainmen and
two passengers on the Duluth train
were also injured.
The boy, James D. Stinson, was
riding on the Duiuth engine and was
instantly killed, death resulting from
the terrible scalding he received from
the escaping steam. Conductor A. II.
Byer and Fireman Kelly, of the Du
luth train, suffered serious internal
injuries which may prove fatal.
Engineer Walter Brooks, of the Wis
consin Central train, received inter
nal injuries and several slight cuts on
the body. Fireman McElroy, of the
same train, was also injured inter
nally. The express messenger on the
Duluth passenger, and two passengers
received slight injuries.
The Wisconsin Central leases the
tracks of the Duluth road from the
junction to Stillwater. For some rea
son or other the Wisconsin Central
passenger train due to leave Stillwa
ter at 12 o'clock, was nearly an hour
late, but Conductor Walters expected
to reach the junction before the
Duluth train, due at Stillwater at
1:15 passed. Conductor A1 Byers, of
the Duluth train, thought everything
was all right and his t:ain siartel out
as usual. Both trains were running
almost at full speed when they col
lided on a curve about one mile west
of a point known as Summit Switch.
Both locomotives were .totally demol
ished and rolled down the embank
ment, a distance of ten feet. The
tenders attached to both locomotives
remained on the track and the passen
ger coaches piled up over them, with
the exception of the two rear coaches
oh each train.
When Engineer Brooks, of the Cen
tral train, noticed the approaching
Duluth train he immediately reversed
his engine, but the distance was too
short and the collision occurred, bury
ing Engineer Brooks and his fireman,
Frank McElroy, under the debris.
Engineer Gage, of the Duluth engine,
jumped and escaped serious injury,
but his fireman, Joe Kelly, received
severe bruises. James E. Stinson, an
eleven-year-old son of J. J. Stinson of
Stillwater was instantly killed. The
lad was riding on the locomotive,
with his cousin, Fireman Kelly.
Engineer Brooks had his left leg brok
en, and was terribly scalded about
his face and body. It is also feared
that he is internally injured. Fire
man McElroy received severe internal
injuries. Conductor Byers of the
Duluth was in the baggage car when
the collision occurred, and received
injuries which may terminate fatally.
Express Messenger E. Fitzgerald of
the Adams Express company was also
in the Duluth train, and was terribly
injured about the head and face.
A special train and a corps of sur
geons were immediately summoned
from Stillwater. Dr. Merrill, Pratt
and Hall, together with several news
paper men, departed for the scene of
disaster. The injured were placed on
cots and carried into the baggage ear
of the Wisconsin Central train, and
were taken to Stillwater. A complete
list of the killed and injured is as
James E. Stinson, Stillwater, in
stantly killed.
A1 Byers, conductor on Duluth
train, injured internally.
Joe Kelly, fireman, Duluth, left leg
broken, injured about the head.
Walter Brooks, engineer Central,
arm and leg broken, also scalded.
E. Fitzgerald, express messenger,
cut about the head and face.
C. F. McElroy, fireman Central,
injured internally.
W. J. Walters, back injured,.
F. W. Jaynes, MahtomedA, face
John Thompson, Chicago, head
bruised and scratched about the face.
W. If. Harrington, Minneapolis,
face slightly bruised.
Here is an item which may be of
interest to whom it may concern: Bar
soap when first bought should be cut
in square pieces and put in a dry
place. It lasts better after shrinking*.
The $20,000 damage suit of August
Heine against F. B. Gannon, the
bank president, both of Ellendale, for
alleged assault, which was on trial in
the district court, was decides by a
verdict of $66 for the plaintiff.
A band stand is being erected at
She Lives Alone in a Cave and V0W1 Site
Never Will Look at a Man.
Lorenzo Keller, has been miss
ing hogs, pigs and sheep from his.
ranch near Marshall, Minn., and has
been totally at a loss to discover the-,
cause. He notified the Sheriff of the.
existence of a subterranean caverns,,
overlooking a little stream near a,
heavy fringe of timber on his ranch^
which is the home and abiding f)lai
of a mysterious, strange woman of
prodigious strength.
While driving his cattle to water
recently, he saw a woman of enormous
stature, scantily clad and with lier
hair flying loose about her face like a
veil, dart ftito the bushes near the
cavern, scramble up its sides and dis
appear. Entering the cave he found
himself in a chamber of great si/e~
On one side was a pile of neatly pol
ished bones stacked half way to the*
top and which satisfactorily accounted
for the disappearance of his live
stock. The cave was lined with,
books, some of them valuable and.
rare, and one of several apartment®,
he visited was fitted with exquisite
taste with a bedroom set, and a harp,
stood in one corner, and other evi
dences of a female presence were vis
But Keller saw no traces of the
strange woman. Just as he reached
the door the woman entered. With
a piercing yell which reverberated
through the big cavern she sprang
upon him, knocked him down anefc.
dragged him outside the cave, finally
rolling him down the hillside into the
stream. There she stood upon the
ledge leading to the cave and showered
invectives in a strange tongue upon
Frightened nearly to death by his
strange adventure, Keller scrambled
out and made his escape.
The discovery of the cave woman,
recalls the strange romance and his
tory of Mena Lorsen, a proud and
well-to-do Norwegian girl, who about
five years ago was basely deserted by
a perfidious lover on the eve of her
wedding day. She was noted for her
enormous stature and great strength,,
along with a well cultured mind.
When her lover deserted her she
registered an oath to allow no man
again in her presence. Her house
hold goods were carted many miles to
this cave, which was then in a literal
wilderness, and there she has since^
made her home. She has existed on
roots, berries and fruits of predatory
excursions on the ranches. For tWflM
or three years after her residence in.
the cave the sound of music coming'
from the earth has frequently stana
peded cattle and frightened passersby
not acquainted with the history of
the cave woman.
She has been regarded by the few
who knew her history as a harmless
crank. Keller is the first man who*
has ever looked upon her face sincer
she was deserted, and his experience
was not calculated to make him thirst
for a repetition.
FRIDAY, June 17.
HOUSE—There was am unusually large*
attendance in the house today. The river*
and liarlior conference report was submitted.
There was a disagreement upon It, and a fur
ther conference was ordered. The remain
der of the day was consumed in filibuster
ing over the Sibley claim bill, and the house
adjourned without action.
SATURDAY, June 19.
HOURE—The house, after having disposal,,
of all appropriation bills except the generalt
deficiency bill, decided that when it adjourn
ed today it be till Wednesday.
The senate joint resolution authorizing
the president to issue a proclamation recoi»»
mending the observance of the four hun
dredth anniversary of the discovery
America was adopted.
The house spent the remainder of the ses
sion in committee of the whole on the tin
plate liill, and, without taking actionr,
adjourned to 12 o'clock Wednesday.
SENATE—The senate was in session about
two hours to-day, most of the time being
spent in listening to a speech by Mr. Call
support of the resolution for an investigation
of railroad corporations and their interfojr
ance in politics and elections, No action wtta
taken on the resolution and the senate then i
adjourned until Wednesday.
SENATE—In the senate today, Senator
Davis, in accordance with a recommendation-,
in the president's message of Monday, intrp"
duced a resolution proposing retaliation (Mfr.
Canada for discrimination against Americas.
vessels passing through the Canadian canal.-
The senate bill extending the time for tb©
completion of the bridge across the Missouri
river at Omaha to three years was passed—
Also a bill subjecting to
After disposing of some bills on the calen
dar the senate spent three hours on the fre©
silver bill. Senator l'erkins made a speeeh
against the bill, which was finally laid aside
without action.
homestead law.'
public lands undisposed of within the Fort
Fetterman hay reservation and wood reserve
in Wyoming.
THURSDAY, June 23.
SENATE—The agricultural appropriation
bill was disposed of by the senate today,,
except as to one amendment, on which action®
was reserved till the senate meets again o»*:
Monday. This amendment gave rise to muc6r»
discussion and so much opposition that ft
yea-and-nay vote upon it could not be dis
pensed with, and such vote would only have
disclosed absence of a quorum. It was with
relation to the monthly crop reports bill, as
passed by the house, requiring them to foe?'
"strict ly confined to percentages and without'
comment." The senate committee on appro
priations recommended striking out 11*0
restrictive word, and it was that recommejsi*
dation which Mr. Vest, aided by Mr. Wash
burn and others, fought.
HOUSE—After reading the journal, Mr.
McMillan moved that when the »liouse ad
journed to meet today it be to meet on Satur
day. Mr. Watson raised the point of no qup»
rum and the house adjourned until tomorrow,

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