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She StmrnaU VOt/XYI. LOGANSPOKT, INDIANA, TUESDAY MOMING. JANUARY 20. 891. NO, 17. DEWENTER THE HATTER. A PEACEFUL END. Daath of George Bancroft, tha Venerable Historian, He Was One of the World's Most Dis« tinguished Men of Letters—An Ootine of His Career. A GLFTT5D MAN GOifK. WASIIIXGTOX, Jan. 19. — The community was greatly shocked Saturday evening by the new* that 'George Ban-* croft, the venerable historian, was dead. It had been realized that Mr. Bancroft could hardly survive much longer because of the increasing infirmities incident to his extremely old age, but he had been in cheerful spirits and apparently better health this year since his return from Newport than for several seasons past, so that his death was sudden and unexpected to all save a few intimate 0artrretirat, upon returning- to the United States in 1874 M r. Bancroft established Simself at Washington, and in the sume year published the tenth volume ol his history, which brought the narrative to the treaty of peace in ]782. In the succeeding- years Mr. Bancroft devoted himself wholly in continuation of his great •work- to the preparation of the history of the forma' tion of the constitution, which appeared in two volumes m the spring of 1883. Mr. Bancroft's hours of relaxation have been for many years devoted to the enthusiastic culture of the rose, of whii-.h his collection both at Washington and at his summer residence at Newport surpasses probably in number of varieties and perfection of specimens, any other private collection In the country. He regarded his lire -work us linished two years ago, and of late had done no literary work. DiiMnjr the last divide he had revised his groin: work, "History or the L'nited States," goiiij; over il in a severely critic il style anfl eliminating t-ha Sowars of rhetoria in the earlier work. His last production was n history of the formation of the constitution. He undertook to write a history of President Polk's administration, in whose Cabinet ha served as Secretary of the Navy, but was compelled to abandon it.] MANY MANGLED. JOHNSTON BROS. "Tiie Corner Drug Store." f -Johns ton Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, ( Stvecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of v; DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. HERE WE ARE Ready to thank you lor your liberal patronage the past year. • Hoping to See You This next new year you will find me at 41O Broadway as Usual With a large stock of .Watches, .Jewelry and Spectacles, D. A. HAUK, The Jeweler and Optician. I WINTER IS COMING, is Necessary Merchant Tailoring makes the neatest and best fit. Workmanship is Everything These assertion are fully Quality is above all other considerations. satisfied at JOS. CRAIG'S, The Tailor. FROST IN THE AIR. We are ready for cold weather, are you? and see what we offer in Come OVERCOATING 1 I'Y^l— •••-' . • v "We have got them in endless variety which we ' make up in. the latest styles, E F. KELLER, Importing Tailor. 311 [Market St. friends who knew of the attack oi illness which carried him off. Death occurred at 3:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The end was quiet and peaceful and came after a period of unconsciousness lasting 1 about twenty-four hours. It has been decided to hold funeral services at 11 o'clock next Tuesday morning- in St. John's Episcopal Church. The interment will take place at Worcester, Mass., where Mr. Bancroft's wife is buried. [George Bancroft was born in Worcester, Mass., Octobers, 1300. He was one of a numerous family, was educated at Exeter, x. H., under Dr. Abbott, who saw that he had "the stamina of a distinguished man."' In 1813 he entered Harvard College, and graduating with high honors in 1S17, went the following year to Germany to putsue his studies, receiving his degree as doctor of philosophy at Gottingen in 1S20. Mr. Bancroft later visited Berlin, and made an extensive tour of Gennany, Switzerland, Italy and England, enjoying personal acquaintances with many of the most distinguished men of the period in those countries. He returned to America in 182J, and was for a year tutor of Greek at Harvard College. He had been designed for the ministry and preached some sermons, but abandoned that profession for the pursuit of letters. Mr. Bancroft's most enduring fame will rest upon his History of the United States from the discovery of the American continent, of which the first volume appeared In 1834. Mr. Bancroft had early associated himself with the Democratic party, and was la the lecture-room and on tbe stump a frequent and earnest, advocate of its principles. In JunuaryT^lSSS. he was appointed by President Van Buren collector of the poet of Boston, an office which he held until the accession of Harrison in 1841, discharging its duties with marked energy and fidelity. In 1S44 he was the Democratic candidate- for Governor of Massachusetts, but was ifej elected'. In March of the following yeir he was called by President Polk to a seat in his Cabinet as Secretary of the Navy, a position which he held until September, 1848. His brief tenure of, the Navy Department was signalized by several needed reforms, and especially by two important additions to its usefulness—the naval school at Annapolis and the astronomical observatory at Washington. Mr.. Bancroft resigned his seat in the Cabinet to accept the appointment of Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, where he remained until the summer of 1849, His residence in London, apart from the distinguished post he occupied as his country's representative, derived yet further luster from the Intimate association into which he was called with the eminent men of letters and statesmen of the day. Of such were Macauley, Mllman, Grote, Rogers, Dickens, Whewell, Peel and Brougham, in England; and in France, Guizot, Mignet, Lamartlne, Do Tocquevffle and others. The historian did not fail to avail himself of the rare opportun. ties which. his public and private relations afforded for enriching his store of documents upon American history. The public archives in England and France were thrown open to him, and many private collections .of manuscripts were placed at his disposal,.Upon his return to America Mr. Bancroft made New York his place of residence and resumed active work upon his history. At the obsequies held In New York upon the passage of the remains of President Lincoln through that city after the assassination .in April, 1865, Mr. Bancroft, by request of the municipal government, delivered the eulogy. In February following, by Invitation of Congress and in the presence of that body and of the assembled officers of the Government, he pronounced an oration upon the life and services of Abraham Lincoln in the House of Representatives at Washington. In the summer • of, 1807 Mr. Bancroft received, the appointment of Minister Plenipotentiary at Berlin. The Kingdom of Prussia at this time,' as a result of the civil war of the previous year with Austria, had formed with the lesser States of North 1 Germany the North German Confederation, arid to it the new envoy was also s accredited.' Mr. Bancroft at once applied himself to the settlement of an International question which for thrae- quarters of a'century had been an. unceasing source of discord between the United' States and Germany,.as well as other European powers. - On February US, 1803, six months after bis arrival at Berlin, a treaty' was eon- eluded by. him with the North German Confederation mutually recognizing, the Tight of - -expatriation 1 and naturalization.- Treaties to like effect were during the ensuing summer concluded by Mr. Bancroft with., the remaining fthen separate) powers of Germany,, yi)£ Bavaria. Baden, Wurtemburc and Hflssc- Knturul Gils Kxplodes at F-iiulluy. O., with .Frightful Results—Tin- Motel Mar- Tin a Total Wreck—Two Girls Killed ftiid a Xumfot'r of Other JVrsons Badly Ilnrt. Fm>r,AY. 0.. .Ian. in.—The first great disaster Findlay has ever experienced from the use of natural gas occurred Shortly before :! o'clock Sunday after_noon while the giiests of the Hotel Marvin were waiting 1 to be summoned to dinnei'. Sunday tnorninjr it was discovered that gas was escaping- from a leaking" pipe somewhere into the dining-room, and Mr. Marvin, the owner of the hotel, with three plumber*, spent the entire forenoon trying- to locate the leak. About 10 o'clock they entered a chamber, underneath the dining-room, and found such an accumulation of gas that ttiey could not breathe, and it was suggested that a hole be sawed through the floor of the dining-room in order to obtain fresh air. This was done, and just as the hole was made one of the dining-room girls. who was sweeping the floor, stepped upon a match, and in an instant an »x- plosion occurred which not only wrecked the building but killed two girls, and maimed and injured a dozen other employes. The force of the explosion was so great that it blew out the flame of the ignited gas and" -no fire followed the awful ruin which the shock had caused. The -whole city rocked, as if in an earthquake and all the windows on the square were demolished, while the wreck o.f .the. hotel building--was all but complete, the only rooms in the house escaping destruction being the parlors and the office. Had the explosion occurred ten minutes later the loss of life would have been frightful, as nearly a hundred people were waiting in the rooms to be called to dinner. When the work of removing the dead and rescuing the dying- was begun it was found that Katie Walters, a waitress, had been killed outright. Ella Johnson, a dining-room girl, was found alive under a mass of brick and mortar, but she died shortly after being- carried to a place of safety. Kate Rooney, another dining-room girl, was also fatally injured but is still alive. Frank Poundstone, day clerk at the hotel, was painfully braised and cut about the neck and face, but will recover. Anson Marvin, owner of the building, who with the plumbers was under the dining-room floor when the explosion occurred, was probably fatally hurt, as he inhaled the flames of the burning gas. Albert French, a porter at the hotel, was cut on the neck and head, but will recover.- Frank Andrews, one of the proprietors, had .his right eye knocked out a.nd was seriously bruised about the face and throat. Charles Graves, .Philip Weil and Jack Cahiil, the plumbers, were painfully shocked and stunned, but will soon be themselves again!. OUR SEMI-ANNUAL Clearance Sale! Will Take its Commencement on TO-MORROW, Wednesday Morning January 21st, at WJLER & WISE, 31S Fourth St. wren a' plec'e of gout, skin.' This promised to be successful, but the piece was too large and, had to be removed. Then Dr. Penger announced that the only certain method of 'Weal- ing the patient " was to 'graft' small pieces of human skin on the exposed and tender surface. St. Bernard Commandery heard of this and immediately offered to furnish, as many subjects as the surgeons desired. It was suggested that 150 members, volunteer to assist in patching up the afflicted brother. The volunteers were readily forthcoming, and Sunday at the emergency hospital, where Mr. Dickerson has been lying for a long- time, a dozen surgeons assisted in transferring strips of epidermis from the intrepid knights to the body of the patient sufferer on the cot. When the last patek was neatly set in Surgeon Fenger announced with some satisfaction that the opera tion ga ve every appearance of being a signal success. WORLD'S FAiR AFFAIRS. FOR 'A, BROTHER'S UFE. Chicago Knights Templar Give of. Their Own .Flcdli to-Save a Fellow Muson. CHICAGO, Jan. 19.—An event that will be historical not only in Masonic .but in humanity's record took place Sunday forenoon. The deeds of- self-sacrifice were in keeping with the day. The eyent :V and all ' its surroundings,' personal, moral and scientific, were phenomenal. In order to save the- life .- of John O. Dickerson 146 Sir Knights of St. Bernard Com- mandery, Knights Templar, submitted to the surgeon's knife, contributed each • his. portion of skin' sliced from the tender, quivering flesh to be grafted upon the body of their brother. The strips cut from 146 arms were transplanted to Mr. Dickerson and 144 square inches of his body were covered with these voluntary contributions. It was a. feat in surgery and a demonstration that heroic sentiment is not a thing of the past. ; . - Mr. Dickerson is. 44 years of age and a widower, his-wife having died several years ago. Since 1S70 he has been recorder of St. Bernard Commandery of the Knights Templar and during that time has-been active in Masonic work.. About a year ago. he became affected with a cancerous growth on his thigh and right hip, which rapidly developed into a dangerous condition. Last summer Dr. Fencer performed a surgical operation, cutting away the diseased portions of the skin and flesh to such. an extent that the epidermis coiild not again join and cover the exposed surface. In other respects the patient improved rapidly. The surgeon 1 made an attempt ^to cover the place Report of the Congressional Committee on the Condition of Things Connected with the Great Exposition. : WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—Representative Candler (Mass.), chairman of the select committee on the world's fair, on Saturday presented to the House the report of the sub-committee that went to Chicago to examine into the condition of matters, there in. relation to the world's fair. A synopsis is as follows: : The report asserts in th9 most unqualified languo.ge that the National commission bag from the beginning exceeded its powers and lias taken a larger share of tie responsibility and laoor than the law intended. The committee holds that the spirit of the exposition permits only a supervision of the affairs of the exposition bv the National board and Intrusts the active' man• agement of the whole affair to the local directors. This point, is discussed at length. The committee insists that the salary list Is altogether -too high and proposes the passage of a joint resolution reducing the compensation oi President Palmer to $3,000, Vice-Chairman McKenzie to S-1,000 and Secretary Dickinson to 13,000 without any allowance for clerical assistance. It also allows $5,000 for the salary of 'Mrs. Palmer, president of the women's board, and $3,000 for the salary of Miss Cou/dns, the secretary, bui gives no allowance whatever Tor clerical as slstance. The action of the commission In appointing so large a board of lady managers is severely criticised, but so long as the act has been done tbe committee sees no way to revoke It except by withholding- the approval of Congress. The committee thinks that the company incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois should have the executive control! of the fair, and, this being, so, the .election of the director-general, the chfaf executive officer of the fair, bj' the World's Columbian Commission, and tne payment of a salary to him but of the Government fund should-be discontinued. The report says that the progress In the preparation of the Government exhibit is as great as could have been expected, and that the result of the work of the, Board of Government Control has taken tangible and satisfactory shape. • . Students from Slain. . NEW Wtr,MO<GTox, Pa., Jan. 19.—The King of Siom will soon send six youths from his kingdom to Westminster College^ in this place, to be educated. They are •. ' o. become physicians. They are chosen from the poorer classes and the expense of their tuition is'to be borne-by the Siamese Government. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Barnes Bros., a clothing- firm of Hastings, Neb., have failed. Liabilities,, $40,000. . ' ....... ...._ A large number of business buildings it Horton, Kan., were burned. Loss, 5200,000. Mrs! Jane Kimbrough, of 'Aurora, HI., Sropped dead Sunday morning on the way to church. ' A fire at Buffalo, N. Y,, in the hardware store of Walbridge & Co., caused a loss of 5225,000. It is denied that tbe German Emperor intends to take the initiative in a Euro pean disarmament. . William Morris, a farmer, of Cumberland County. 111., was fatally injured at Charleston by falling downstairs. Andrew Kenmire, James iNewgent and John iluller were fatally injured' at Carnegie's works at Pittsburgh. Thomas Williams, a miner of Park City, U. T.. fell from a cage a distance of 200 feet and was instantly killed. . Julia 13. Stuart has sued the city of Kalamazoo for 810,000 damages incurred by a fall at a street crossing. Five men were : fatally shot by two; masked men at McCartheysville, Mont, The cause for the shooting is not known. Lawrence Kisk and an unknown wer». struck and instantly killed by a train. on the stone bridge, near Johnstown, Pa. John. ' McDonald, a La Salle (111.) miner, fell through a bridge and waa killed, striking' the ground 100 feefbe- Three young men have just performed the hitherto untried feat -of " scaling Mount Killington, Vermont, in winter. . : , Mrs. Wilson,- of Ottawa, Kan., left her three young- children alone in the house. Nora, tbe youngest, found »'~ loaded pistol and accidentally shot her sister Sylvia. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Tuesday, January 20 The Howard Big Burlesque Co., (40 PEOPLE 40) TIielsleorRed. Matt Morgans living Pictures And the Funny Burlesque. : The 0. County Fair USUA.L PRICES.