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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey                               VOU VIII. NO. 9308. I'KMNTON, WRDNK8DAY AFTUKNOON, MAY 7, 1890. TWO OKN'r Frightful Scenes nt a Lunatic Asjlum Fiie. OVJJE ONE HUNDEED DEAD. The Drnipiitrd Orcntmes Oibbered While Flames Devoured Ihem. s of a llnnlule Holocaust at Longuti Foiutc, Queliei b> Uao Hundred aud 1'osslMy "Hore Were Burned to Dentil of the Maniac. Grinned and Gibbered at Windows Un- til lliey fell Hack Into the Flames Other Clung Togotber Like Frightened Wild KenuU and Refused to Be Kescued. Heioit I fluits of the to Save Their Tour Slaters Per- lBhed 111 the limning Iltillding LoMU POINTF Que May 7 long line of gaunt towers and a mass of debris reflected in the eyes of the maniacs Is all that is left of the I ongue Pointe Lunatic him and the terrible sights that were v, itnesstd during the destruction of the building ne'M.r be forgotten by spectators though to the lunatics it was a time of supreme glee and in tlair delight they disported msdres amid flames waved their arms in turbulent satisfaction at the rum that w is being wrought until the walls tumbled their heads were their manaicnl screams silenced There wen mcarciiated in thtasjluml 300 lunatics for the pi ice was more like a prison than a hospital and not more than been accounted for but many escaped into fields and woods One Hundred or Moro Perished The number of dead IP now purely a mat- ter of conjecture and is not likelj to ever be ascertained, since no othel recoid is kept th in the as} lum books aud these were destroyed in the nre Taking into consideration all the cudenee from fire- men, half sane inmates the sisters in charge bystandeis and personal observa- tion, it is a ati ?e estimate to say that 100 victims met their dc ith in the flames, although some assert that the num her is 300 >.o such calamity has fallen upon Quebec nice in time out of mind Montreal Department Summoned At five minutes before noon a telegram was received in Montreal imploring assist- ance Ihis could not be given without consulting "Uayor Grenier ho was found at the Banque du Pe iple The mayor at once ordered engines to be dispatched One engine and o reels w ere sopn started, and they were quickly on the spot But they might aswell have renii medat home, for in five minutes they had exhausted the water supplj Ihe started in the sec- ond "Vvkrd on the women's side m the upper stoij, and its spread wfe hastened by longi tudinal ventilation shafts connected with the towers The flnmes soon appeared Wiring dp through the roof m the center of each tower When the firemen arrived the dome of one tower had just fallen and the flames were bursting out everywhere The Hcenes of Hoiror Commenced. Streams were laid on and while they lasted some good was done but that was for r verj brief space and then the horror of the situation was revealed Meantime beds fuimture and utensils were being thionn from windows and streams of ill tl 1 1 men poured out of the eastern wing, not one i mle p itienfc- lost Among the women it was different The less hope Itss cases were treated in the lower wards and these persons were rernov ed w ithout difficult) but fropi the upper wards, where tli" olent patients were confined, there came the wildest s reams as the unfortu nates resisted efforts of the nnns to aid tl- in m making their escape Mnuiac faces at the Windows. At the windows the maniacs could be BeeJ peering tl rough the bais gunning and until thej were enveloped in fie flaraeb and compelled to lelease their hold uui' drop back into the cauldron. W hen the tiremen found they were power- less to the spread of the flames they tuined their Utentiou to the inmates and b rst in the (1 orswltlimes Chief Bennett snTs, it was such a ught as no fireman ever hefoie witnessed Tn one hall he entered there were twenty five patients, and at nppioach they huddled themselves together like a pack of beasts He seized the neArosL said the chief, I could no more tlie crowd than I could separatt the of one's body j onr >nn8 Burned to Death. He tugged at them until the fire darted into their garments and enfolded them in a shroud of flame One of the JTertiaij nuns had been asleep in the gicjc infirmary o i the fifth floor and to her rescue hiurled t liree others They their companion and bore her in a blanket to the but there they were met by a sheet of flame aud all perished Their names were Sisters Marie, Demoris Egilbert and Lumiene None of them was over twenty yeara of aje All came fiom parishes below Quebec Heroic work of the Nmu. The sisters worked most heroically, im ploring, beseeching and commanding the1 patients, and despite the disadvantageous succeeded In rescuing a number Fiater Therese, xtiperloress, has I cen in poor health, and It is feared that the shock may prove fatal to her Jlirf Bourque and Baralet remained at the vorkof rescue until exhausted and were carried out unconscious The management of the pauper inwuui Jiaa been a long standing cause of sb-irte to the ince of Quebec 1 he tinve Ifocn farmed out to nuns at a HOO a head per} ear and the aim seems to have been to keep them as cheaply as possible and with the lenst possible outlay for Lflilld- Jngs or repan hile the most urgent boftly wants of the patients have boon sup- plied no attempt has been made at system Btks medical treatment A Cnrloun Coincidence By a curious coincidence the only Prot- estant insane asylum in the province inaugurated the day of the (lie by ite new Hlthmlo patients of all denominations were treated together but the ProU-stanta by 1 solicitations, raised enough money to found an institu tion in which their own patients mteht be cawdfor For years the government has been urged to adopt n modtuuiKed treats ment of the insane iml last snmnur the mother superioi w i t ibroad to asr 01 tai i if inn iniproVLiiuiitseoiild bo ndoj ted from sinil 11 institutions in I ui The Rhoulrl byltsourp ivr> proppithi Aornrdlngtotbln Ayer H Bnrmpnrllla Is the best and molt economical blood medicine In tha market, beoanae tbe most pnre and ooncen- fisted. worth 15 nothing of seemn to resulted from the oj age A Hlstorv uf the The St Jean de Dieu asjlum   the govern ment for the Kojal Insurance company This sum had been lemsured in eighteen local companies m sums vary ing from to 000 to 000 The Sisterhood of Providence which on nul the building and under whose management the mstl tution has alwajsbeen is the largest of the manj large Canadian orders although only established flftj t ars ago Its founder was Mine damahn widow of a wealth} Montreal merchant who endowed the new sisterhood Universal sympathy is felt for feister Therese, the energetic lad} superior 1 las lady's familj name is Tetu and she belongs to the Quebec distiiet Sister 1 here.se s tno principal assistants in the management of tho asylum were Sisters bt Charles and Madelaine, the former the Dr Goulet of Joliette With the exception of medical depart- ment, consisting of doctors the sisters re- tained complete control of all departments of the asylum the dispi nslng of the necessary medicines being done b} trained sisters There were 104 trained nurses em ployed m the various departments of ths institution They Fled to the The patients who had fled from the burn Ing building wandered about aiuilnsMy, clad in scant garments man) of them ver- itable Ophelias in their rants ic dress When released many of them w for joy and bounded like deei aei oss fields to the woods Patients of both sexes escaped- and though a eordou of police was formed not all the patients were included and honlbly rumors were brought in by people w ho came through the woods to the scene of the disaster A new dread has come upon the inhabitants from presence of so many escaped lunatics, and they will count themsehes fortunate if they are not visited by a series of such deeds as onl> mad men ein LATHH duith roll is now estimated at fifty, though man} moie are missing It is feared thnt seven lertiary nuns are burned Three more are missing Among the patients who perished are Sister Lahaie nun of the Sacred Heart convent at Saulte au Recollet who was under tieatment at the Longue Pomtc institution for some months THE BASEBALL WORLD National League At Chicago- Chicago 004001001-6 Cincinnati 1 2 1 0 1 0 04 0 6 Base hits Chicago 1 Cincinnati 8 Errors Chicago 5, Cincinnati 4 Batteries Sullivan nnd Kittrldge Foreman and Baldwin Attendnnee, dO Players League At Chicago- 34813002 0-14 Pittaburg 011200020-6 Base hits Chicago 11 Pittsburg 6 Errors Ohioago B Pittsburg 7 Batteries Dwyerand and Can-oil Attendance, Afreriian Association At Syracuse Syracuse Rochester 030000000-9 hits Syracuse 9 Rochester 6 Errors Syracuse 3 Rochester 3 Batteries Keefe and BriggS Fitzgerald and McOuIre At Columbus- Columbus 0 St Louis 10100 800-7 hits Columbus 1 Bt Louis 6 Errors Colflinbus, 1 8t Louis 4 Batteiles Ramsey and nu-le, and Ford and Bl gh and Doyle All other games in the four baseball asso- ciations were postponed on account of rain Republican Senators Talk Silver. W AsmNGTOV, May 7 meeting of the senate Republican caucus silver com- mittee was held in the room of the com- mittco on finance last evening Nine of the thirteen members of the committee were present The committee was ra session several hours without coming to any definite conclusion There developed a skout sentiment m favor of the Jones bill, the measure now on the senate calendar 1'he house caucus bill differs from this only In one particular A member of the caucus committee said that the committee would likely recommend to the senate caucus the modification of the Jones bill by a provision that the secretary of the treasury shall re- Inane ceitiflcates that are redeemed, so that the volume of the currency shall suffer nh shrinkage, and also by the addition of the sixth section of the house bill provid ing for a deposit of 170 lawful muuey for the redemption of national bank notes Case Submitted. NEW YORK, May 7 was the day of the McCalla court mailial Commander McCalla made several impor- tant corrections in his testimony, after which Mr Ohoate begun, summing up for the defense He said that a landsman could not be expected to enter into all the technicalities of naval affairs, and that he would merely content himself with the statement of a few points of Jaw He then proceeded with bis addnvn to the court Judge Advocate Garat read the summing up for the He confined him self to pointing out where, upon certain specifications the testimony was contra- dicted The court will meet each day with closed doors until they have prepared their report This will be forwarfed to the sec- retary of the navy for his approval A Big Breach of Promise Salt. BAiifcOTABi r, Mags, May 7. Tn the au-t perior court was begun the trial of the breach of promise suit for damages brought by Mrs Fhza B Dolliver against William M Atkins, both of Provincetown JflaintiflE is 68 years of age, while defendant Is 78, and the wealthiest of Prov- ince tort u Plaintiff claims that defendant lAopoacd marriage, that she accepted, but that after she had prepared her wedding tronpcau defendant denied that any engage- ment had boon made. "The Wife" WMhlngtou Jtlfe NBW YORK, May 7 A Mathews recently sued Daniel Fruhman and David Belasco on the charge that th6 play "The Wife" was froui her play Wash- ington Life feince it decided) the defendants have dis- covered that Alls. O'Connor wife of the home ruler, has knowledge to contra- dict Miss Mathews An order to reopen the case to take her deponltlon granted er Anutcd. BUFFALO May 7 Charles L Lancaster, thedefaultlng treasurer of the Buffalo club, has lie-en arrested in Toronto! charged with ment and forgery m the third degree I nmaiter Will probably fight ex trnclition ns he claims that the money tnltnbefoit the nmvljnv went uto qfftwt li r> ti immnymn bo saved by 1 inr lot li of Hires' Cough Cure on linnii Kellof In most obstinate cages isin- BWmtikneous, absolutely pure and liaiftilf DEVOTED WIFE NO 2 Uer It to I iot- i t- r Illtrtimlitt Husband R fcsiapt Ititn I til Inmin N -i M n 1 ij Fmestittti an Outari u t tstun t nl road biakeniau vvishclltt i RII of the (..laud jun on tin. tl Ut, I 1 and was tu has o been t k n t sen lutsdaj Monilin i _ht i N heavily vet ltd nip i i I I I i Uttel n s stu ilu tt f a 1 i til i ml f 'mi lis L ark i fi u n 1 i it 11 111 t kip an I is ul i crmlssiem 1 t Ikp lit 11 t nv u is t i 1 1 tntl in due com P I time tl I i s I tr M tin l> ul n _ Hi s n Ji im_ tl itt i I t f tht pusm vMMit t teed I tt i 1 it f i 1 vvift seated in tlit u 11 I ttti s ilotht s I he ce nspji ink fi u n N am Ul n I ilk It in arrt 1 before th r (tnilii 1 st nt, fir nilmi, mcl alttttiiK tl a; t f i piis n i u tlttectnc tntti 1 limit null I tm wh> I ill 1 in taptuutl it I nioiiM 1 N I when hi. "t tn i st feeim., sccurt as he thought he w is urossthc Jusev line The Slater fcducatl nal rimd NMVAoiK Maj boirl of trus lets of the Sinter educational fund heirun tlieir annual meeting here Prcsidtnt Rutherford B Haves president of the b laiti of trustees presided The fund ten viais bv Jt hn I Mater of N nwich (onn and provides for the intro luction of mdnstiiil training m the schools of the south In tin thirty six schools aided this veai bj the fund there has been an increase of 1 M m all a total attendance of 0 000 1 ast ve ir tht fund nppropnited M5 000 to tht work Reports wen received from the various in stitutions in the south which have rertivtd benefits fi mi the fund during the pis! uui J.he spcllman institute at Atlanta t i reported that through tht assistant t lecnvetl from tin Slate r fund it ha I bet n inablel to open a traimnt, scho 1 tor uurs-ts Ihe total amount pud out during the jcar was 9uO Rhode iHlund s Hall Pnovimsir H I Mav 7 loint committee appoint! d bv tht isst m! U to the. char., s prt femd against the man t f the state home it 1 Imhurst has commend 1 uoik Mrs Mtlcomt H I osier a f imti nurse ttht (ltd at length to the t rut 1 tl Unit nt of he bins 1 I lie Diniil mk ind ithcrs by Superintendent Healv an 1 said hat she had ordered to stifle the cuts if tin ttrtuicd bv iliiciiijhti hands over their mouths ami bv  ld tUui.li ter of ivvtalthy farmer living at Hiriis burg Stark county eight miles wist of bere Ihe wound healed and nothing ini re was thought of it until a week ago when the tin 11 vv as attacked bj undoubted mp toms of hydrophobia She is now a raving rnnmac hnvmg teirible pni oxsyrus at the sight of water She foams at the mouth maps viciously at everv one who comes near and has to be chained to the floor Physicians can do nothing, and the girl's mother is almost insane from grief and fear The neigliborhootl is greatly excited, for the dog had bitten several other children Baseball IJtiiintl.ni at Philadelphia. PllILinFU m v Maj Arnold has granted the injunttnii piajed for by the American Baseball club of Kansas C itj icstraimug Tohn f Piekett from with the Pliye s club of Philadelphia Notice of appeal was nn mediatelj hied Then on behalf of the Players league Lawyer Vandershce mov ed thjft.t injunctions bo granted prohibitfng Clements, Thompson, Myers, Shnver and Gleason playing with the local league team The arffumenr will be hftard on Saturday Presenls m the elcRanl form THE I AXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUIOE FIGS Of CALIFORNIA. Combined with the medicinal virtueb of plants kncmn to be most beneficial to the humati system, fonmng an agreeable and effective laxative to perma nently cure Habitual Consti pation, and the many ills de- pending on a weak or inactive :ondifionofthe KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS. Itis tL.mostexcelkntreiiiedTkiiownto "IFimSE THESnsTEHI When one it Bthous or Consupated THAT BLOOD, REFRESHING 8LIKP, HEALTH and STREMaTH Every one is usipg it' and all delighted with it ASK YOUR DRUOOI3T FOR KANUFAuTUREOONLY BY CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO 8M FRANCISCO, ML, HEW YORK ft t. GENKBAL CONFJCOllONEBT, Jf 'Jr6 Ij J.-JL'W, N U 'A'C. Snperflne Cream Chocolates K specialty. An immense assortment of Oaohons, Loien- ges, Drops, Congh Candies, Nnt Otndies, Cur- amcls, Mixtures, Penny Goods, Turkish Troroh (rearm, French Prfccs moderate 205 SOlllH BROAD STBEfcl, NPXT TO BROAD bTRKKT BANK. t, Pmor. UNLIKE TEA A COFFEE-GOOD FOR THE NERVES. The claims of cocoa as a useful article of diet dfc steadily winning recognition Unlike tea and coffee, it is not only a stimulant but a nounshcr, and it has the great advantage of leaving no narcotic effects Hence it is adapted to general use The strong may take it with pleasure, and the wtak with impunity "BEST GOES FARTHEST. HOUH.N a 00004 on tr 1 al lo.r.. no I on th8 BenonB system Itlsno wonder therefore th.t In .11 p.rU of the world thli invmtor Oooo. recoDimcnded by medical men Initead of and othei cocoa, or chocolate! lor dnllj u.e by children or hiile and .Ink rick and poor Largest Bile in the Ajkfor ViNHourtN 1-1, m.w u Tin (ml i! lill i li IphluSi I rid Trip Pun vi i 11 in T I he ntw United M t s in i i I'hilndtlpl i lias stalled on lu pi ilium trhil tt she went to si i t lin nil i I vt of In i -.pi til willl i in i! It t t 1 slu cerd the H In i H s n lif 20 1 knots an hoin il 'i i li tl m mttul speid is 19 knots vil 11 i i ceive a pre- mium (f MK t i out. quarter knot better tl in 1 intiul spted and tlit conti i t is i tilint she will earn thun   insur- ance v t i 1 Is two fire en gluts I i 111 their absence grettl} hn 1 111 tt1 etiveaessuf the me lit at l Pcnil ir in ct ubm itinn, proportion, and prct ir U n of nts Hootl s Sirsapv i ss s the cuntlvovilueof the best ki nn rune dies of the vccct tl le I lOOQ kingdom Itruli r in its stieiigth ii 1 economy, Hood's S rs i mm Is the only m cUrlne of which can (ill) lesjil One Hiiiiditd Doses One Dol- I r It uhir in its nit heinal merits, Hood s usipirilla icttinillshts cures hitherto un- known the title f The greatest 1 lood purifier ever iliscmred 1 ecullir in its 'good name at home is more of Hood's Barsa- panlla si Id in I owell llian of all other tlood purifiers Peculiar In Its phenomenal record ol I sales abroad no other I CCU llai preparation ever ittilnrd so rapidly nor held so steadfastly tho confidence of all classes ol _people Pt cnllar In the Drain worlc which it represents, Hot d 3 SirBiparilla com bines all the Knowledge which modern research ln science has I O llodl developed, with rrnny years practical experience In preparing medicines Be sure to get only Hood's warsaparilla Sold by all druggists Prepared only byC I HOOD CO Apothecaries Lowell llasn, IOO Doses One Dollar FAKASOI.S i OPPO-ITE CITY HALL 7ouinanH Ooleb-ated Spring _ Styles now on Sale Jills MAN Bought his pinto of AMrKTCArT AND TAILORING CO., tit il how mack tht wind whktlid kif V clothing ths tht but s BE8I TAILOB-MADF CtOllllKP At mack I nrk OK- IWI worth H4, wid our f- J for SaiU nd OKOFR, tan Ji tkt h 'V tt d -1 with, rujjfct kg 'I tkt We control tho Parasol trade of Trenton, aud we folly guarantee that oar Parasols and Umbrellas made of the very best material obtainable, and also of tbe finest workmanship All of our goods st prices which cannot be beaten in tho large citie? nor anywhere else Also opened a stock of fine Kid Gloves in all shartai and prices, warranted for their durability to dether with a fall lino of Hlk and Lisle Gloves and Mitts, Children s Laco Caps Cor Fine Hosiery, Under Hariuenta, T-aces and Goods, Tidies Notions etc etc Th. old DB BOABDMAN la not dead 9t 11 tht only Doctor of that that iver lived in Trtntoa 10 WKSI PKOHI BTBBW CDMBiNiNG5Am cecs 1 Or FUPNITURt We retail if Uui' n tory Ji t and ship goods tu be paid f >r on delivery Ben 1 il mp fur 1 gUQ 7 a Ie I nrt _ luucita an- co Me N A Kai  H.lr, Vtdl til Natnnl Wool full tt pri that will bt to ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. SHARP! BROTHERS ONDAY AND YKS'IKRDAY WKRK KVKNTFUL DAYS IN TIIK Ills. tory of our new enterprise. '1'he crowds were even more dense than we had anticipated, but our experience has taught us a practical lesson. With an augmented army of sales- people and superior generalship we are prepared to promise better service to-day. Low prices and high qualities depleted our stock yesterday as rapidly as November gales rob the forest trees of their leaves. Hut our shelves and tables are all filled again, and we are fully equipped for the greatest day's business ever known in our Store. OUR SALES This in Black Goods have been the largest in the history of oar house Natu- rally we have accumulated many longhta in Silk and Wool Stripe a-d Bordered effecte, 46 inches wide, and the price is low ered for this sa'e from 25, 60 and to 50 a Yard Containing one and frequently two fail DHFS8 PAriHRNS. A PRICK DUETlO With captivating mnsir ENGLISH MO HAIRS in stripes, 38 inches boon set to lower Reduced from 60c. to 30c n Yard. Likewise tbe 25c Batmes They descend the this morning to lOc a Yard In all the late des gns and dedrable color ings VERY IMPOR1ANT Offerings are made to day in onr Milliner; Department, which are particularly conspio noni for quality and Price Attributes T idles' I-srgt Black Fats, made of ftncy nliiw, in absolutely correct shaped, OO each Wonld be chest) at 13 Novelties in Flowers, etc, are tielng re ceived daily There is nothing new in Hat and Bonnet Trimmings that we do not show CROCHET FRINGED Aproi Dregs Fronts m Black Silk out down In price to one third Regular Apron, Begular Apron, Regular Apron, An exceptional chince to bar becoming dress at a matchless prise BOXES Of Morgan's extra quality Note Paper con laiulug 24 nrieete, with the sunie number of to match, 10, 12, 18, 20 an 4 a Hox Uncommonly good texture ar d uncommonly low prices BUCKLES An endless assortment of strics aud devices lOc tn 25 Special attractions at 25c and 5Oc Ladies' Sewing Rockers In two styles and sizes, woven Reed Senta and graceful Spindle Backs, Each Never eold in this city for less than and destined to become one of onr strong- est low price champions It is really re markablt how such a chair can be made for so little money LADIES' PARIS Kid Button Shoes, daintily tipped with pat ent leather, and eo'd everywhere at shall go this morning at 2n a Pair If yon have been disappointed in style and fit, invectigate the superior merits of those shoes without delay ONR OF iHE MOST Noteworthy attractions in our Lamp De- partment is a handsomely DEOORAfhn VASE LAMP With "hide to match, at the unheard-of at BO TnU limp contains all tbe modern Im- provements, snch as duplex bniuers, pu'ent h, Black, Gilt and ia Te.y pretly dwlgun. A thofMghly tli.'epiece it a wry nieo 00 eveij where ulis. Of printed paito. an splcoons in the 811k tu 'i rinh Cost to in Urtv qn A I Oar price is only 76c. F.ireption-lly atLaotlve p nnuinalm It of ASiOUNDING PRICES In LsyJlM' 100 t Merino will at IBo. each. 110 Oowst' CovtrS, high ld_ necks, briji 16c SBc. 80 dosjw Diaweis, ruffle of flag K> worth P   

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