Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Share Page

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette: Saturday, January 20, 1883 - Page 1

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Evening Gazette, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1883, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                             gvrk N. 0. Lawton Has received To-Day, by Express, 700 Pieces of Hamburg and Swiss Edgings ALSO A FINE LINE OF VOL. L-NO. 10. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA SATURDAY, JANUARY PRICE, 3 CENTS. TEREOK-STRICKEK A Panic Among the Audience at the Milwaukee Opera House. The Tumult Caused by a Fatal Ex- plosion of Gas on tho Stage. Two or the Oeiiil and Three OtlierN Madly Injured. These Goods are all New Styles and Patterns, NEW YORK STORE ght grxdr. FINE SHOES. Corner first St. anil Second CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.. MILWAUKEE, Jan. Tho opera house waj tho scene of a torrible explosion and moment- ary panic laat during the r-erformanco of ColUer'a o' London" by the Union Square company. The curtain had drop- ped upon the nrat act, aud tho orches- tra was entertaining a larito audience present, when a loud report on tho stage, accompanied by a flaxh of light and a craah of falling scenes bent a thrill of horror through all present The explosion wan fol- lowed bv a momentary silence, during which every eye waa riveted upon that portion of the atage whence tho report came. Tho memborH of tho theatrical company prenscd thoir way iu front of tho curtain and ran wildly across tho utago, as if from the presence of souring danger. Tho members of the orchestra either bounded or fell over thoir cbaira and ran into the contro aisle of the parquotto. Thia coufuaion in the front be- came tho signal for a goiioral stampede. Men and women arose from their with fear-blauched countenances, and a scene ol confusion ensued which threatened to end in dire disaster. The principal aidle of tho par- quetto was crowded in au instant, and tho oc- cupanta of tho dress circle nmdo u rush for the main exit. It became evident to tho cool- headed ones occupying seats in tho re.'tr that something must be done, and that quickly, to prevent loas of life. Those uien, therefore, only a dozen in number, arose and waved tho surging raws back, at same time authoritatively ordering Jo not uniJorfltana that this failure is duo to inv inability on tho part of Mr. Bennett to raise tho amount of about threo mill- ions and a that is necessary to such a purpose. If he did not wiuh to put np tho tchole of it hrmsolf, he could not meet with any iiilicultvin finding capitalists ready to contrib- ute all might ue required. Among those capitahata, however, wo are informed, Mr. Garrett wan not one. Mnch aa he desired to havo a now cable, ho waa not prepared to invest iu it himself. His idea ipponrs to have boon that it was quite enough feu- him to furuish to the enterprise the use of i laud connection through tlio Baltimore aud Ohio telegraph system; aud more than this he n-aa not willing to do. To Mr. Bennett thia did aot sei'in to be sufiicieut, and accordingly tlie umk'i'tukiug is now dormant, and possibly it is A MSBAND'S CRIME. A Woman Seriously Shot by Her Husband at St. Lunis. rho Doed Supplemented by the Death. of the Would-Be Murderer at TTJH Own Hand, For He Retail Trade Exclusively, And Have NO SECONMRADEJOODS, Bailors. Gents' Furnishers, AKE SO-CALLER Their maffiitflcfent new htore bclns ot corner SKCOND STREET AND SKCOX I) AVKNUK o( SpiSnitiDpiiElBptfatteras Alreody received, Roodti to arrive during mouth of January. Large nf READY-MADE CLOTHING, Hats, Caps, Neckwear, Etc Agonta for the celebrated WILSON UKO.'S SH1KTS. Eemember the "Nobbiest Store in in Calder's new block, just across from Postoffice. Mower 4 Huston Dealers in All Kinds of And In Butter, Cheese and Flour. Agentit for dnondaga Dairy Salt AND ENGINE COMPANY. Grand Hotel Block, Cedur Kapliln, Ia. tho re- sumption of scats. The effect was electrical aud women alike about thorn in a dazed manner, aud slowly moved back. A few resumed their vacated Buats, bm by _ far the greater portion remained standing. Thu orchestra members hesiutied abont going back. The explosion and sui-ccui'ing crash 'had such a demoralizing effect thoir nerves that it was difficult to reassure them. The galleries presented a repetition of the scenes witnessed j helow. A rush occurred iu each of them, which waa stopped hy of police force and others before any inj could j be inflicted. By the time that qui-it hud been j partially restored the tire department reached the stage by a rear eutrauce. Then tho curtain was raiaed, disclosiuc wmek of scenery such i as is rarelv Drops and wings wiire i pilod npou each other in every conceivable shape, sumo literally torn to ribbons, othuru riddled as if they had Wu perforated ;by shrapnel, And others still quite whole, all wore gazing Ht thu wreck and wondering what had called it, u stage-employe iip- iiruached thofoctt-lights and deposited u burn- ing calcium light cylinder. The other wati not brought out, and its absence explained the ciinse of the coufiutimi. It had exploded while being charged. After.a delay of u few miuutea more tho management' announced that they could not go ou with the play and dismissed the audience. Inquiry UevmopL-.l the follow- iiiK facts: A stage employe named Furring- tou, in charging the cylinders of the calcium light, through a blunder tilled the cylinder tlmt had been used for hydnguu with oxygon, and, vice versa, the oxygen cylin- der with hvdrogeu. This bluntlor would not have involved auy serious but fur the fact that he hocnino confused aud go! an uucqual pressure tho cylinders, that of the Imlrogeii exceeding the Time when the hydrogen giw was turned  'o, 1, a gold watch and chain of tko Walthara make, valued at for heroism displayed during tho conllagra- Gen. H. C" Hobart has been selected io make the presentation speech. Invitations E. K. LARIMER, E DE.UJEE IN "Wagon Wood Material Superior Barbed Fence Wire, Etc., Etc. gstafc. LOOK Over Our List of In Improved aud Unimproved Oity Property, And sec if there is anything you want. If you have any idea of buying a home or of making an investment, we can suit vou. EH our list covers a wide" range of location and price, and we can make very Liberal and Easy Terms iuformi'd those who voted for him that ho did not wish to he regarded as a I candidate. Mr. Cmpo says the Demoeruts blundered badly in thoir cuinpaign against Mr. Hoar. and have beene TO tho may or, common coun- Tho Content in LANSINO, Jan, first ballot, on sena- tor yesterday showed a loss of three from Fer- ry. The footings were as follows: Kerry, 5ii; Stout fti. Thivii'i-Forry Republicans scattered as follows: 1; Hanehett, T; Haiiuuli, 1; 1; Burrows, 5; Palmer, '2; Willetts. .1; .lay, 1; Jloffat, 1; Bre- mer, 'Z; Sutnuer Howard, i Little Chanced. OMAHA, Jon, ballot for United States senator at Lincoln yesterday, shows lit- tle change except that vote WKH inercar-od to fifteen. The legislature ad- journed Till to-day, after two ballots, Senator Sauuders and J. "H, ilillard received thirteen votes each. Jlliincsotii BallotM Without Rcnalt, Sr. PAUL, Jan. ballota were taken for United States senator yotcrday without re- sidt. The first ballot stood: Windom, Wil. Cole.M; Duuiiell.ll; Davis, Start. 4; Strait, Ciiiimui. 1: Armstrong, Berry, 1; Castle, 1; Farmer, Kindred 5; total M'J." Necessary ton choice. 74, Tho hixinnu Ij'iiloT was: 57: Wilson, Hublninl.il; 10; Start, 4: the rest scattering. The thin! hullot stimd: Windom, iVi: Wilson, Cole, Hi: Hiibbard, Duuuell, 11; Start, 4: Kindred rent scattering. Colorado. DENVEH, .Tan. deadlock in tho sena- torial contest still continues with no immediate irospoct of a cliuice being made. cil, county board, chief of the tiro department and his subordinate officers and the chief of po- and hiri nnbordinatos, to bo present Tho wjiioh id inscribed: "Preaentod to Hermann F. Str.iuftj by tho chamber of commerce, Mil- waukee, lor conspicuous bravery m rescuing human livoti at the Newhall houeo lire, Jan. 10." The ladion paved by Strauab will at tho aamo tinit present him wjtli a locket al- bum cniimiiiiig pictured of cloven ivonwu and one child. the above, a movement is or- aniong eitiseiiB geuuralJy to inaugu- rati; :i testimonial fund for Strauas. The most damaging evidence in connection wiih Sciieilur'a aneal on the charge of having riutilit; Xcu'hall honae on lire came to light lo- iiay. ciurfpjiii ttturth of tho police tokcoptbe (liro-.'t caut'i.'d leading to arreat secret. Tbo Before the Wchollt-r removed a part of the stock of lujnorh I'roni ihe Newhall house bar-mom cu bid private reaidonca. The stock HO iviuoveil is valued at S7UU. Tho inuuranco admits dyijt? nothing rpward the adjunt- of Sclieller'H policies ainoe arrest, but Murprisitig ik'VL-lnpmenis are expected. The in Huruncu mon now openly that Scbeller' HUiuk was wortji hardly one-half of thu inaur- HliCO. A BEAST. prospoc last night developed nothing new, the i c-rs olu> significeut fact that on the fourth and seventh I The police had been invi ballots T.ihor dropped to ii. while Brnven tho anj a mysterious prisotn aame balluts scoreu Judge Halli: is spoken of as a possible dark horse in case the dead- lock cati not be broken. Following ia the tenth i out yesterday the sensation wasprofouud. Tlio ProxMent of o. Catholic College at ISuft'alo Indicted forAHnitultinga BUFFALO, Jan. excitement has hcei: created by the indictment by the grand jury of Rev, Thomas Waldron, known in re- ligioa as Brother Frank, president of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic college, ou a charge of rape committed ou a girl years old, named Hattie Carr. Obligating the matter, lysterioiis prisoner had been locked up .n tho freezer for some days. When the facts aud last ballot in the caucus: Pitkin, iiO Tabor, 10; HarnniH, 5. DOINGS OF CONGEBSS. ora WASHINGTON, Jan. John W. SLftckloford, of North Carolina, died yes- terday morning. His home at Jackson- ville, in that utnto. In the liouse ho served ai a member of the committee on private land claims. Hto term would have expired in March. Tbe IVew Frocem or Maklna Iron. PniSBuiio, Pa., Jan. new of making iron direct from tho ore, called the Adamu process, is in'fnll operation at th0 TarKTnnd in ItoMpert Io tho LiBte Uciircxcuta- tive SENATE. WASirrN'GTcTO, Jan. Yesterday the post- office nppropmtion bill came up. Tho amend- ment appropriating for tho mail Horvice v'fl.P agreed (o.by u voto of to Mr, Morrill np in regular order tho tariff bill, wnieh was considered. After a long dolinteldtiring which several nn- sncoossfnl efforts woro made to amend tlio duty on various articlow from tho ralo.1 agreed upon by the cornmitteo. On motion of Mr. Miller of Now York, tlio duty on bottles, dcmi Tho victim in tho dztughterofa respectable poor widow residing a short distance from the the cottage which adjoins St. Joseph's ca- thcdmL Itis claimed tlmt the actmm occom- plitilied by the1 girl being enticed into bin room from the rftix-et for the sake of yetting somo candy, which ho h'Llod her pockets with after accomplishing hin design. The story ohtatned from the girl by her mother, who milked her suffering, und when a detect- ive ciillod wlie led the way to the house, aud on being ushered into the room, described a cout and hat hanging on the wall as that of tlit mun who had committed tho outrage, and the director waa called, iimnediHtcly rtiaunl that he wan tho man who.had committed deed. Wnldi'on, somo twenty yearn ago, as director of De La Halle institute, in NVw York, for three years when he assumed the directorship here. He io M yews old. It in rhuiiK-'d hy Brother Frank s friends that far anme time pu'st his.mind hasfbeen affected. Brolhcr .lustiu, superior of the ordor of brother, ban arrived from New johna; eta, waa from :W par cent ad- york Brother Frank ia valorem to per j (JrT "11 liisliop Kyan, who hafl boon seriously ill, ie much c-asMown by the nowa of the crime, aud iiiu is thought to be impurik'd. The senate then adjourned out of respect to the memory of the late Congressman Shackle- ford. HOUSE. Mr. Eobeson moved io go into committee of the whulo on the naval appropriation bilL EIGHT LIVES LOST. to get th, Exv.oH.onof Port msidomtion of hin bonded extension whisky aMhiuCton TorrUory. SEA-rrr.E, W. T., Jan. stoamor Jose- bill, but Mr. motion prevailed, arid with Mi'. Page in the chnir, tho house went into committee o? tho wholn on the naval bill Mr. Kulicion explained the provisionn of the bill, as heretofore published, and at the con- clusion of his remarks the house adjourned out of respect to the memory of tha late llep- resentativa Shacliloford. A STEANGER'S PATE. A Woman Drcsucrt In Man'ft Clothcn Run Over and Mortally Wonnrtcit liy a Baltltnorp A Ohio Train. BALTUIOHE, Md., Jan. woman in man's clothes, giving hor name as Baratoi Etxbau, waa run over and horribly mingled yesterday on .the Baltimore Ohio near this She was walking along tho track at the time, but, owing to a dense fog, the engineer of the locomotive did not see her until tho engine was within a few- feet of her, when it was too late to stop tho train. Tho unfortunate creature was brought to Baltimore and Liken to the hospital, where her sex was discovered. Her apparel con- sisted of threo coats, a vest, two bhirtu, and a pair of well-worn partn. She could not speak a word of English, but talked French and German fluently. She appeared to be in destitute circumstances, said sne had traveled a long distance. She refused to give any further account of herself, more than that she came to this country from Paris about five voarfl ago, and that aha was on her way wallimg from Washington to Baltimore when the accident occurred. In one of her coat pockets waa a card bearing the narnn of Dr. H, C. Seoly, of A mity, N T. She waa evidently a beggar, though Ibokn as if she bad seen bettor days. She in abont 40 yearn of age, of dark complexion, and black hah- and eyes. At a late .honr lout night she was still living, though hor death is mo- mentarily erpected. Tho physicians' think it wonderful that she bos lived this long, aa her skull was fractured, her left arm torn from its socket, and hor leg ornshod to a jelly. She did pot moan or utter a cry of pain, Hid was conscious all day. phinc, blew up yesterday afternoon in Port Buxan Bay, fifty miles north of thia point, while the passengers wero at dinner. Tho crown sheet went straight up through the for- ward cabin and tho pilot-houao, carrying Johnson, the man at tho wheel, high into the air, causing his instant death. Captain Bailey wart ou deck aud lost. Neither he nor Purser Turuor were seen after the explosion. The steward und his helper, David tjparks. woro instantly killed whilo waiting on the Utblo. Kuvjmagh, tho fireman, was not seen afterwards, and is undoubtedly killed. S. E. Cannon, commercial traveler, of Xow York, ia killed. Sam Babbit., a stranger, is alsokillled. Thuiie injured won; Dennis Lawler, engineer, liadly bruised about the head; Miua Estolla Bradixh, of Tacoma, thigh broken; Hannah Price, of Skagit. an old lady, ankle jammed and otherwise hurt; H. G, Kelly, of Skagit, leg broken, and one or two others slightly hurt. 'Siiteen on'board escaped uninjnrei The boat broke in two pieces, ono sinking and the other floating. Tlie Indians and log- gers near by rescued the survivors. by an Avalanche. GENEVA, Jan. villaga of JUgus, in the valley of Fourges, waa completely de- stroyed by an enormous mass of earth, and trees dislodged by the recent anow BtormB. Tlie movcinont upon tho town was ao gradual that ths iuhabitanta had time o effect a vory hasty escape.__________________ Fining Prominent Jan. the police court fines of S3 each woro imposed upon General Hazen and Commissioner Kaum for neglecting to havo the snow removed from aide- walks, and a warrant wan issued for the ar- rest of Attorney General Brewster. Heavy Failure. LOSBOX, Jan. Cooper, Hall Co., bankers and merchants, have boon forced to the wall by .unfortunate railway contracts in Brazil and Canada. Their liabilities on For Most of It. Fnime residence oil Fourth ave.. Frame residence on Fifth st..... Brick resideuce on Second st.. Brick residence on Sixth st..... Brick residence on Second st.... Frame residence on Second st... Cottage on Avenue A.......... Cottage on Avenue A.......... TTVO cottages on Ave. A, each. Cottage on Ninth st........... Cottage on division st......... Two cottiigps on Martha St.. enoh Two cottages on Daniels st, each Cottage on Ave. A and Tenth st.. Cottage on Fifth st............ Five lots on Ave. A, each....... One lot in Kingston........... Seven lots on Oak Hill, each. One lot on Tenth et............ Two lots on Martha St.. each. Price. 650 800 500 850 l.SOO 500 500 500 Two lots in Carpenter's fourth and seventh additions. to 5600, Sold on monthly payments. Two lots on Mt. Veruon road. SIMMONS POPE, Rooms 4 and 5 No, 13 First Avenue. H. O. BRADLEY, Gmnti Ilotol, HAS SOME OF THE FINEST City and Suburban Property For sale, limludlug lots Iu isnulk-y A Atlamn1 ud- fltUoii to ItiipJd-. nit the turner purt of HID property hinuihrO. I cull u TERMS TO SUIT PURCHASERS. Don't the NlllllhPr: 65 First Ave., Up-stairs. Business JQoticcs. The Prtjmliir ami (iranitc A tlui' on ham1. Oflice dint nhop np- Iowa, Cull iiml we Ihem biiforo buying. J. W. WEYAND, Attorney at Real Estate Broker, Mniicy Loauo.1 inn! m.iJe. Rooms 1 and 2 Postoffice Block. G-. H. "Van Vechten, BANKER. First Avenue and Second Street. Sells Foreign Drafts. Makes Collections. _ Sam. ECoHatn's FREIGHT TRANSFER Will atlilld tn General Freight M City Express Easiness Promptly, itinl nil nt iuiy time. Office iu JllIsH' ilriin 57. T, M. GIBERSON, Attorney at Law, and Insurance Agent. PHIL H. FRANCIS, Attorney for U. S. Collection Agency. ROOM H POSTOFFICE BIOCK, Stueian. Mel lasian. Attorneys Solicitors, 41 First Avcuue, Cedar In. Special Attention to Patent, Insi- and Eailroad Litigation. HALL FOR RENT. Cedar Rapids Steamer Co. No. 1, Having Leased MANSFIELD'S HALL For the period ot one year, -we are pre- pared to let it for sociables, fairs, hope, etc. For terms of rental, inquire of -T. L. Krebs, Wateriiouse Block; J. E. Brown, Tivoli Restaurant, or F. Cobiirn, No. 70 Ninth aT-entie. Music and prompter for hops fnmiahed on short notice. J. F. SWAB BRO., DEALERS IN Creamery and Dairy Supplies. ASK FOB THE EABLT BREAKFAST COOK STOVE, The Best in the World.   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

10 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 10 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 155+ million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 155 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 19 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication