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THE SORANTON TRIBUNE- WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1901,
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THK Lackawanna Hernhl. of
August lltli, iSii. contained
this brief btit tragic notice!
"Gwendolln Davis, n eome
ly Welsh hiss, aged IS years,
ti months unit 11 days, and
only child of Mm. .lolin Da
vis, widow, vii! found dead yesterday
morning In it disbanded shaft tit the
White Oak initio. Arehbald. The body
was terribly crushed, and no oxphinu
tlon as to how she mcl death win bo
given. The supposition Is general that
flu? committed suicide. Mother heart
broken anil her condition Ik serious."
Thus, In this brief notice, was passed
by a story tiniiuralleled In the volumes
of legendary Ion- and history which
the grcut anthracite coal Held abounds
In, for simple love and tenacious do
voilon, and as I gleaned the funis In
this remarkable ease, mi admiration
tonehed with sadness possessed me.
for the simple and em le, yet rock
ribbed devotion displayed, tlmiugh a
portion of the events, herewith 10
eordcil. Arehbald, In the late 'fiOs. was not
the bustling business town it Is now.
There were fewer houses, and thoe
seattered here and there In groups.
Only one or two stores the town then
boasted, and the staple Industry then,
lis now, was mining: the White Oak
mine being probably the largest, hut
while .vet comparatively In Its infancy,
this mine has thrust its long black
tentacles In every direction down and
out hi search of its prey spasmodical
ly breaking through Nature's cloak,
nvoullng daik, Raping wounds, glad
to be kissed by the rising sun, bathed
by the gentle rains and cooled by the
north wind, but also furnishing an ex
cellent stamping ground for tramps,
vagabonds and highway robbeis. In
the primal stages of its development,
the town was composed of a more or
less rough element, which, added to the
fni t that the Rebellion had taken
away many of its stalwart citizen,",
and that law and order could not very
well be enforced, led that element to
do pretty much as Uiey pleased.
One spring evening in April, lRUT,
the whistle of the- AVlilte Oak an
nounced in clarion tones that rever
berated among the hills MiuL it was
t! o'clock and MiiLing time. Through
the doorways i f the roughly .hewn
bouses bustling housewives were see:,
busily enngaged in preparing the even
tide meal for the stalwarts who were
already descending the hill, preceded,
as usual, by the rollicking, mischiev
ous and omnipresent breaker boy, not
unite so small as he Is now. indulging
In his wild and uncontrollable antics.
Directly at the foot of the path by
by which ascent was gained to the.
breaker above from the main thorough
fare, or commonly known then as the
1'rovldonee Plank, meaning plank road,
and a short distance away from any
olhor habitation. stood the small gro
cery store and residence of the "Wid
der Davis," as she was affectionately
known, whose husband had been killed
at Gettysburg in 'i:!, and who, although
in pour health, opened a small grocery
store and managed to live nicely with
her only child.
Outside the town s?" would never
have been known, had it not been for
the fact that tills child had grown to
be a young lady of IS, whom it was
good to look upon, and It was even
whispered, with many a nod and shake
of tlie head by Mrs. Murphy to "Hrig
gie" Nolan across the fence, that she
had "callers o' nights from Heranton,"
for whom, however, be it said, that
"Given," popularly called, did not care
a lllllp. She was a brunette of the
variety that set men wild. Not a de
cided brunette, however. "While her
hair was as the night, her eyes were
of the softest brown; her forehead
high and arched; a rosy-tinted .skin;
lather above medium height, and
This was Owen. Joyous, pUuiuut,
dashing, hot-tempered, but withal
tender-hearted and loving. Admirers
she had by the score, but so far she
had no preference, not even for Itob
crt Campbell, the leading merchant's
son, who held an opinion that he was
the first violin. Thus It was that the
"Widow Davis' store became widely
known, aided by the rejuvenating ef
fects of a goodly store of tobacco,
known as the lied Clover.
As the miners reuched the foot of
the path, some entered the store, no
doubt for the Ued Clover, as there
were borrowers in those days as
now, only they were not so numerous.
Shuffling noiselessly in, big "Jim" Con
nolly, who held a.n enviable reputation
as tlio best .scrapper in town, rough-and-tumble,
"Kvonln', Owen. Howdy, Wlddor
"Ho, ,11m!" exclaimed Owen, "ten or
fifteen cent pack'.'"
"Klght pounds sugar," solemnly said
R. E. Prendergast
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Owen eyed him Incredulously for ti
moment, ",11m, since when " and
seeing the merry twinkle In his eye,
said, "for that, two packs at lltteen
"All right," assented .Hm, good
naturedly, "but don't ye tell the olo
woman or there'll be"
"Now sure, Jim," Interposed Mrs.
Grogun, who "dropped In Jest to see
what's noo," "Don't be gain ylt.
What's that wo hear about Mr. Far
ley, who cum home early this marnlng
fruni Philadelphia and who was hlld
tip and rnlalved of two hundred and
eighty dollars In goold?"
"Twasn't tint mooch," asserted Mis.
Durkln. sagofly; "me Molke sen too
hundred uml slvlnty-folve." rive dol
lars making a mountain of difference.
'"Twits so," realllrmod Mrs, Grogaii,
"nio husband was on the "
"Splint, mostly likely," sarcastically
lulerposed Mrs. Durkln.
"No! Not on the sphot, the devil
take ye. but on the noight shift, and
he cum home with Mr. Karloy.
"Hold on! It were till way." broke
in .Tim at a nod from Owen, who saw
the coining storm. "Mr. Farley was
comln' up from the station, and whin
close to the river soniethln' jumped up,
big and terrible lolke, so he says,
dressed hi a. white shroud like or cape,
" 'dive me your money, quick!'
" "I'nke that, then!" sez Mr. Farley,
but afore he drew his pistol he re
cetlvcii a beat on the head from a stick
which dazed him. and the soniethln'
sot on him and beat him down, took
his money and jumped in the river and
"The saints presarve us!" ejaculated
Mrs. (J n win.
"And was no trace found of him?"
linuulivd Owen. "Are you sure flio
Jumped In the river?"
"Although search was made, nothing
could be found of him. No trace. The
water leaver no trace. Uegorra! I'd
lolke a crack at the spalpeen meself.
So 1 would."
That night rtist-eatem ,1ml ts Jind
bars were applied that for months had
not been touched, but in spite of all
these precautions the uncanny marau
der still paid his respects. Bold high
way robberies were committed shortly
after dark. Campbell's store was loot
ed, and Tionlfaco Morgan, of the Oak
house, had a. well-filled till rilled short
ly before closing; In fact, the people
were terrorized. Now heie. now there;
no descriptions corresponding, except
that he was tall, very muscular and
dressed invariably in white or "black
cape which reached to the knees. Of
one thing they were certain. Some of
the old disbanded slopes and air-holes
of the White Oak were this creature's
means of egress and ingress, and es
pecially those npiir the river.
On noon. Friday, April !!!. the
miners were paid for their mouth's
labor in gold, and as was customary,
the evening witnessed free lights of
an unlimited variety. However, eight
or ten of the roughest element pro
ceeded to get riotously drunk at the
upper town at a tavern kept by one
Michael Spooney, and by night were
in a hilarious mood. Iato that night
a fearful thunder storm arose. It
swept down the valley in sullen rage,
wrestling with huge trees and accom
panied by their mournful notes as they
bent beneath its crushing w.elght. The
driving wind seemed to increase the
force of the watery globes as they
struck the board roofs as If to drive
them through. All violent electrical
storms affected Mrs. Davis, and as the
storm Increased her strength gave way,
and she collapsed completely and lay
gasping on a couch in a little room in
the rear of the store.
".Mother," whispered Owen, standing
over her. "Mother, drink this," ami
while with one hand she held her
mother, with the other she held a
goblet to her mother's llp.-i containing
brandy. "Don't worry, mother: we
are safe. Now I'll hurry over and tell
Do( , Kvnns to come In."
"The storm, the storm, my child!
It "will carry you away!"
"Not me, mother; so rest easy." and
with a hurried kiss, and an "I'll be
back soon," she wrapped herself In an
old shawl and started off.
Once outside, she found It had ceased
raining, but the wind and vivid light
ning anil deep reverberations of the
thunder sent a chill through her body.
She struggled bravely on, and was
reaching the more thickly populated
portion of the town, when her atten
tion was diverted to some one coming
down tlie street,
"Wonder who it Is'."' was her mental
exclamation. "Must be some of the
men going to work," discerning1 more
than one. "Well! they know me, so
whose afraid'.'" Hut hark! They were
quarrelling, and on the gale was borne
to her tlie sounds of oaths and harsh
"That's Sam .Morgan's voice," as a
volley of curses fell on her ear. Now
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It's .lack Brush's. Hello .lack, Tom,
"Hollo yoursel'I" vociferously shout
ed Tom. "Who are you, hey?" and In
the presence o a newcomer the utiur
rel ceased, and thoy all turned to face
the common foe, but as they found It
wns only a woman, they bravely block
ed tho road.
"Hello, there, leddy; can't git by '.!"
"Tom," implored Owen. "It's me.
Given. I..et 1110 pass. Mother Is very
III. T want the doctor."
"Don't know yer, leddy; but yer
must pay toll lo pass these yer dig
glns.' Kli, hoysV"
She turned to escape, but they closed
around her and would have seized
her, had not it tall muscular man In a
long cape, sprang In their midst, nud
with vigorous blows sent the girl's
assailants sprawling to the ground.
"Pardon me, madam, I'll see you
home now," And he half-pulled the
frightened maid away from the scene
without deigning to glance at the
"Thank you," began Given, timidly,
"Hut I'm going to Doctor livuns'. My
mother Is very ill."
"A young girl!" ejaculated the stran
ger, peeling at his companion Intensely
through the darkness, "and what a
voice!" and as a vivid Hash of light
ning disclosed the fair, well-poised
head, from which the shawl had fallen
during the scullle, he exclaimed:
"Whew! what a beauty!" Then added
aloud: "I'll accompany you, then, If
I may. .Do you know any of them'."'
he continued without giving her an
opportunity to answer his Inquiry.
"I know them quite well, and they
would not have harmed me had thev
not been drunk. They are knd-hearted
"Fiut brutes when not," quickly re
piled (lie stranger.
A short walk, during which neither
spoke a word, soon brought them to
the residence of the doctor, and the
stranger vigorously bumped the knock
er, and while they were waiting for
someone to come, Owen shyly said:
"How can I ever thank you for vour
timely assistance? The doctor wjlll
soon bo here, and I will not reaulie
your aid any longer, but T am very
grateful. My name Is Owendolln Da
vis, and my mother and I keep a small
store at the foot of the White Oak.
Now, whom am I lo thank? I think
you are a. stranger."
"John Dream," replied lip of tl
six-feet-two, laconically, "late l'ii
tonant of tlie 5'Jnd Pennsylvania. Vol
unteers, now traveling for my health.'
Here the conversation was interrupt
ed by tho appearance of Doctor Kv
nns, and John Dream eagerly accent
ed her outstretched hand, and with
a muffled "good-night," was off. Given,
still nervous and frightened, told the
doctor tlie whole story on their ivav
back, and it was only by a supreme ef
fort that she mntered herself suf
ficiently so as to not alarm her mother.
Willi the abatement of the storm and
the attendance of the doctor Mrs. Da
vis' pulse became normal, and to
ward morning she passed into a rest
ful sleep, carefully watched by Owen,
who in her weary vigil .dozed only to
be awakened by trying to elude the
grasp of drunken Tom.
A week passed before a word pureed
her lips regarding the incident, but
one day, thinking of her strange ex
perience and the friend whom she
never expected to see again, she told
the tale to her mother. One evening
shortly after supper, as Owen was
sitting behind the counter sewing, and
singing snatches of songs, in came
IJobert Campbell, the would-be favor
ite, and straightway perched himself
on the counter, very nonchalantly.
Mrs. Davis was not In sight.
"Good evening, Owen."
"Good evening, IJobert," for thoy
were schoolmates, and still addressed
each other as such. "Won't you take
"Nope! This is bettor. Owen?''
And as lie uttered her name she col
ored rosily, not on account of the
name, but tlie manner and terseness
in which it was uttered.
"Well," said Owen, looking him
squarely In the eye and waiting for the
reply which she anticipated and was
prepared to face.
"I came here to see you on import
ant business: you know full well what
I'm after, but you have given me no
encouragement. Given, I love "
"Tut, tut, Mr. llobert, that's not for
me," Interposed Given hurriedly, "and
I beg of you go no farther."
"Hut you must give me "
"Must!" she cried, with rising in
flection. "Must, itoburt i-'anipbell, is
a very strong word."
"Kle, tie. Given! Vou're a strange
one." And then suddenly changing hi
tone, he sarcastically enjoined: "Who
A quick step fill tlie porch prevented
Given from replying, and In an Instant
a tall, handsome man with a military
bearing entered; blue eyes, light brown
hair, closely cropped, strong tace,
yet withal a sad one, Owen arose as
the stranger entered, a scarlet hlusli
suffusing her face,
".Mr, Dream, 1 believe."
"Correct," said a deep b.u-i.s voice,
"and, I presume, Miss Davis," and as
she took tint proffered hand a thrill
never befoie felt, yet so sweet, pos
sessed her, that she allowed It to e
In his closed palm rather longer than
B neccessur.v. meanwhile blushing run.
"Oh, pardon me!" alio exclaimed,
suddenly, turning to liohert, who
stood witness to the foregoing pro.
ceedlngs, "Mr, Campbell, let me pre.
sent .Mr, Dream."
"1 trust. Mr. Campbell, I have not
Interrupted a pleasant tele. a. fete?" In
"Oh, not at all, I can assure von,"
answered Campbell, somewhat mallei,
ously, "and I tiust 1 will not in event
"So that's .Miss Highflyer's King
X'lll," ho muttered, once out of sitjlit,
"Oh, ho! City bred. He's looking for
a butterfly wherewith to play. And
she. See ihoso blushes and hear that
stammering tongue, which to me rolled
smooth enough, Shu's caught, and
Hobert Campbell, you don't hold the
In the meantime Given conducted sir.
Dream to the from room, und he was
duly introduced to her mother, and
before he left that- night a promise to
come whenever It suited him wus ex
acted from him.
As Given was about to oaten the light
In the now vacated parlor, she noticed
that her new autograph album, then
in vogue, was not In Its accustomed
place. A search discovered It on the
marble-lopped table with a page bent
In. Quickly opening It, film rend In a
ImiIiI hand, Iter breast rising and fulling
with Ihe tide of Iter emotions:
"Here's to my love with eyes of blown,
And dark as the night Is her hair,
t'pon whose brow came ne'er a frown.
And whose face Is so charmingly fair.
She read It twice, nud then, with
n furtive glance around the room,
kissed the page, and thrust the book
into her bosom.
Dream kept his promise and called
often, and their friendship soon ripen-
ed Into love, warm and affectionate.
Hlie wiifl now supremely happy. She
was loved by a good, honest man, a
soldier as her father, and under the
quickening Impulses or love's radia
tion, how beautiful she grew! Like
the rosebud, gradually unfolding Its
petals under the warm, loving caresses
of the sun,
In the meantime young Campbell,
still smarting under tils repulse, had
an Idea, and he hugged It tenaciously.
Ho was thinking. AVho was this man?
No one knew him In the town. Where
did he eat? Where did lie sleep?
What was he doing? These unnnswor
able questions roused the dormant sus
picions only too eager to rise In the
young man's mind, and he dogged
Dream whenever opportunity present
ed, only to lose him In a most mysteri
ous manner near the creek, which you
may bo sure did not tend to disperse
his suspicions regarding the stranger.
However, the depredations continued.
Most frequently of Into near the White
Oak, Ills size was tremendous; his
face terrible and strength prodigious,
so they all claimed, but still there was
no dellnltc movement on foot to effect
his capture. Thus the weeks passed,
until the memorable night of July 29th,
when the paymaster of tlie White Oak
was relieved of $-',000 on the Main
street. The startling news spread like
wild-lire: all henrts were terrorized,
but In one heart above all was there
sorrow. Owen's entire manner under
went a change. She lost her cheerful
ness: the song on her lips had died;
she worked abstractedly, gave salt for
sugar and made other equally ludic
rous errors. That night tlie store was
closed earlier than usual, and as she
outonod the lights, shes aid: "Mother,
Mr. Dream Is coming to-night, and I
wish to speak with him alone," and
her mother' quick intuition know
something was wrong, but she trusted
her child implicitly.
"Very well, Given," she assented ten
derly, "you know best."
John Dream made his appearance at
S:;iO, but was not greeted with the
light step and fervent kiss, as was
his wont. He saw befoie him, not
Given, but a. nervous, pale and languid
girl, who hud but the day before been
"Why. Given, how strange you look!
What ails thee?"
"John Dream," she began brokenly,
facing him. "J loved you for an honest
man: my soul was yours. Oh!" she
frantically cried; "it is yet. But last
night I saw you, yes, my ideal, on
my return from Mrs. Norton's, where
T carried a bit of supper to her sick
Jimmy, saw you strike down Mr. Carl
and rob him of his money, our money,
the entire wealth of the haid-worklng
men of this town. Oil! say it was not
you! Say that I'm dreaming, but
What, have you to say?" Her manner
changed. She was now judge.
He arose, stepped forward, and then
sank back Into a, chair, apparently
stunned. "I did it! "I'was I," he
laughed mockingly, recklessly: "I did
all of it." And seeing the anguish por
trayed on her face, exclaimed vehe
mently: "But by the heavens above,
I've not robbed you of your love. For
If ever one loved, T love vou." He
came pleadingly forward: she remained
immovable. "Kxplaln," she finally
Dream sprang to his feet, his cheeks
ailame, his eyes Hashing defiance. "I
will, then judge! I am of good family,
and when the war broke out, entered
the Fifty-second Pennsylvania volun
tiers from my native town a.s a pri
vate, t worked to lieutenant, aye, and
worked hard for It, and I was ambitious
to become a captain, but 'twas at
Petersburg. Oh! tile scene of that day
I shall ever remember. Our line was
slowly giving way to tlie onslaughts of
the Hobs, and our captain ordered a
retreat. T, maddened at our repulse,
shouted to tlie men to come on. 'Damn
the captain!' I cried. 'We're no cow
ards, fl' he Is.' Hut he again ordered
the men back, demoralizing our at
tack completely. I was frantic, and
pulled my revolver and shot my own
captain, severely wounding hint, I then
cidered the men to follow me, but In
the oouluslon ot orders half tho com
pany came forward and the rest had
fallen back, and we were repulsed and
my brave fellows killed. Oh. God! 1
was disgraced, but 1 tried to do my
duty when ordering tlie men forward.
My colonel ordered a court-martial; 1
was found guilty of disobeying ordeis.
My swoul was taken from me, and I
was dishonorably dismissed, escaping
death only by my conduct in tlie face
of tho enemy. Stung to the quick, I
became morose, ugly, and In a duel
later was shot. In the head, here!"
Pointing to a jagged war, now con
cealed by a thick growth of hair. "I
lay In a hospital for a year, half a year,
perhaps less, I do not know, disowned
by my parents, and scorned by my
friends, Hut one night I ran away, and
by some means, of which I know not,
r found myself heie. I regained my
strength, but not my manhood. I hid
in your caves and shafts of your old
mines, anil then robbing became nat
ural. An old white and black gum
army cape, with a pair of hip boots
for wading the creek, did the trick.
They thought I was tue Old Hurry
himself; thus plundering became easy,
1 ornved for excitement, ami Oh! I've
got It." Ho sank to tlie floor, and
burled his face In his hands, "And
then," he continued, rambllngly, "I
met and loved you, and now l have lost
",Vo, no, John!" cried Owen, her
heart torn by his story, "I love you
still. Come, come, bo a man once more!
Make reparation. I love you still, and
will never foisake you, .loiip. r.ook! r
lie caught her In his arms, and
showered kisses on her llvx. her hair,
with tears streaming down his checks.
"I'll be a man again!" exclaimed
John, leading her to a chair and kneel
lug beside her. "Your love has mude
me a man oncu more. A pure heart
sent to ledeem n Inst soul. I'll mako
all the reparation I cun, I II leave the
town, and return only to make, you my
wife. I will leave every "
A heavy knock at tho door intermitt
ed It I tit. Both sprang to their feet, but
neither opened the door, A moment's
silence, u heavy thud and tho door
gave way, and In a trlco the room was
filled with a crowd of angry minors,
with Sheriff Sullivan and Mr. Call at
"That's 'liu! The bloody 111011! Lynch
hlni! Tho tfpalpeeu!" they toured at
him. "Stand back, gentlemen, you're
in my house. Whom do you mean, and
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what do you want?" cried Owen, brave
ly facing the sheriff.
"Miss," began tlie sheriff, "I hates
to t rubble yer, but he's the mon whose
a -been a-robbln' and holdln' up people
in these dlggins, and only lolst noight
set onter Mr. Carl and robbed him of
the boyses' money. So I have tor ask
you to sthand asold."
"What reason have you to suspect
him?" demanded Owen, not moving an
inch, and strenuously defending him,
who but a few minutes before she had
bitterly and sadly been accusing of the
same crime. "Who is bis accuser?"
She no sooner put the Interrogation,
when from the group stepped Hubert
"I am his accuser, and, gentlemen, I
wilt now tell tlie tale 1 told you, und if
he has any defence, let him offer it. I
saw Misri Davis leave Mrs. Moran's
house last night, shortly before, half
past nine o'clock, and for reasons of
my own, which I have told Mr. Carl
and the sheriff, I followed her down the
street. When Down's livery stable was
reached, she suddonly stopped, so did
I, and in a moment 1 saw the cause of
her alarm. ll was then that this
gentleman." sarcastically polntin? to
Dream, "was relieving you, Mr. Carl,
of the miners' pity. I saw him. and
what's more, she saw him do it." This
unexpected charge was too much for
Given, and she would have fallen had
it not been for Dream, who tenderly
tint his arms proteetlnsly around her.
"That's my story, gentlemen; probably
the accused has something to offer."
Ignoring Campbell, Dream faced tho
sheriff. "You are loo late, gentlemen,
I huve already conferred my sins to
this good angel, and at her request f
was about to make reparation, and go
away and live an honest life, returning
only to make her my wife. Hut I have
not decided, and my story Is too long
for you to hear, and you could not
understand, as she. If you would.
Sheriff, I am yours."
"No, no!" shrieked Given, "Uo not
take liim away!"
"A higher tribunal lias decided other
wise," whispered Dream, "and It can
not 'be undone, Farewell!" and tender
ly drawing her to him, ho breathed a
kiss on nor lips, and as her body be
came limp In hls'-grasp, he knew she
had fainted, and was secretly glad. He
placed her tenderly on the old wooden
settee, called Mis, Davis, and thev
The first rays of the new-born sun
disclosed to tlie awaking world a man
hanging to a limb of a tree far up the
hill behind the While Oak. Judge
Lymii had held his court.
A llfo robbed of its sunshine and
bliss, a torn and lacerated heait, a soul
pierced with anguish, could scarce
stand tho terrible strain, when after
days of waiting, for no one could mus
ter courago to tell her, Owen gleaned
the fate of her lover, he who promised
full reparation. It was all so terrible
she could not comprehend ll, and thus
one night a wild and stormy night
with face drann with pain, she blindly
groped to the old disbanded shaft of
tho While Oak, stood perhaps for a
second looking Intently Into Us dark,
sombre depths. "John! John!" the
wind seemed to sigh, and with a moan
of anguish she died; "John, I'm com
ing!" und flung herself into its Inky
embrasuie, while through the old tim
bers and the nelghhoiiug trees und
shrubs, tho storm sobbed a requiem.
And still on wild and story nights,
when casements und tihutteis rattled,
and the winds lashed the trees with
fury, and the swirl and swish of the
Lackawanna is heard, the lowly miner
returning to Ills homo says he still cun
hear the plaintive cry of beautiful
Gwcn for her lost lover being bornu on
the winds from the old shaft.
Ask tor Kelly's union crackers,
JONAS LO NQ'S SONS.
Philadelphia to Have the Most Ex
tensive Group of Buildings De
voted to Medical Science, Hospi
tals, Etc., in America or Europe.
The rnlverslty of Pennsylvania is
about to erect, at a cost of more than
J.'OO.OUO, exclusive of grounds and
equipment, a medical laboratory build
ing which will be unexcelled In every
respect. The trustees are also con
templating tlie erection, in the future,
of a new medical hall, anatomical
building and auxiliary buildings, which
will adjoin the new laboratory about
to be eroded, and which will form
one of the most extensive systems of
buildings devoted exclusively to the
i.'ichlng of medicine In Kurope or
The new medical laboratory building
which will be erected at once, will be
quadrangular in shape and will be
located on the south side of Hamilton
walk, between Thirty-sixth and Thirty
seventh street. The building will lie
two stories in height above a hltih
basement, and measures 34U feet
front by nearly '2M fcer In depth.
The long l'ronl faces north, securing
a maximum of tlie host light for la
boratory purposes. All along tlie
front ore arranged small rooms for
reseat eh. rooms for professors and
their assistants, a library, etc., tliese
open into private corridor, so that men
einploved in these rooms may pursue
their work without interruption from
students passing through the inuln
Perfect lighting of all the labora
tories lias been obtained, the conns be
ing large trnoiigh, with Hie low front
building, 10 furnish good north lit'ht
to Hie laboratory of Pharmacy and
pharmacodynamics on the Hist floor,
and to the large labmuloiies on the
second floor devoted to pathology,
where microscopic work Is dune, the
north front of these rooms facing on
tlie court yard being made ,ulmost
wholly of glass and extending higher
than the front, so that steady north
light will be thiowii lo the back of
The llrsl floor of the new laboratories
will bo devoted lo physiology and
pharmacodynamic. The portion as
signed to the former consists of one
large laboiatory for practical instruc
tion, one for general research work,
twenty rooms for professors, etc. Tho
section which will be devoted to phar
macodynamics consists of ono largo
laboratory for practical pharmaco
dynamics, a laboratory for teaching
practical pharmacy, II feet by Hi.' feet;
another for general pharmacodynam
ics, II feet by ti." feet; besides: a muse
inn and ten moms for oiiglual research
work, etc. The rooms in the base
ment of tho building will bo used for
The second floor will be devoted ex
clusively to pathology. An examina
tion of tho commodious plans will ills
close tho purpose of the pathological
laboratory. After providing for lec
tures upon general topics In pathology,
the chief provision is for laboratory In
struction. Tho, entire north front of
tho building Is devoted to laboratories
for advanced students In pathology,
and to the special research and as.
slstants' rooms, Kuril of tho ad
vanced laboratories measures 31 feet
by 14 feet. The east whig accommo
dates the laboratory of experimental
pathology, while the west whig Is oe
cupled by the museum of pathological
specimens. This latter, which mean
tires II feet by 05 feet, adjoins the
demonstration hall of morbid anat
omy, which hall communicates with
the general patholuglcul-histolugicui
JONAS LONQ'S SONS.
laboratory. The last laboratory, the
front of which is to consist almost
entirely of glass, is located In a sec
tion of the building looking north Into
a spacious court. This room, 37 feet
by 100 feet, will seat one hundred stu
dents, and will be devoted entirely ti
microscopical work, for 'which, on ac
count of the excellent lighting, it will
be admirably adapted, in order to
combine in one harmonious whole?
the study of the microscopical feat
ures of diseased organs and the gross
alterations in them, the pathologlcal
hlstologicol laboratory, the laboratory
of morbid or gross pathological anat
omy, and the museum of pathology are
made closely communicating and freely
accessible one from the other. An
other section of tlie building, of equal
size with the- first, and also looking
north into the court, is subdivided Into
three smaller laboratories for the in
struction in comparative (pathology of
animal diseases) neurological (pathol
ogy, of nervous diseases), and surgical
pathology. The same method of light
ing, with enormous glass windows, la
to be carried out in this group of la
boratories. Finally, the west whig of
the building will be provided for pho
tographic and inlcrophotographlc out
fits. The laboratory Is designed on
such a liberal scale that ample snaco
Is afforded for expansion. Tho ca
pacity of the laboratories, tlie num
ber of research rooms, and the pro
vision for .seeming abundant light at
all seasons, mark It as modern be
Hesldes the numerous laboratories,
research moms, etc, there are four
lecture rooms In. the building. The two
marked "Demonstration Hoonis," on
the plan, each seat ISfi students. The.
lecture rooms communicate with two
preparation rooms each. At the rear
of the building there are two largo
lecture rooms, each seating 400 stu
dents. To avoid confusion between lec
tures, the corridors and stairways ar
so arranged that one class enters the
large lecture room from one side oh
the other class leaves it. from tho op
posite side. .Students enter these
rooms from a lauding at tlie main
stairway midway between the first:
and second floors. Tho floor of ihi
lecture room Is on a level with tho
basement, and the lecturer will enter
directly front the basement level, and
oil specimens needed to Illustrate tho
leeturcrt will he brought through this
entrance, thus saving the crossing of
tho lia lis through which classes move,
The most modern .apparatus nil) he
employed In lighting, heating und ven
tilating tlie building.
While the new laboratory building
about to tut erected will bo unexcelled,
it noverllieless is only one of the group
of buildings for the teaching of medical
science, tlie construction of which Is
contemplated by the trustees of the
linlveivilty. These, with tlie pisent
huge medical hall, laboratories and
hospitals, will foj ni one of tho most
complete and largest group of build
lugs In existence, devoted exclusively
lo the teaching of medicine. Tho
architectural construction of jlu en
tire group of buildings will correspond
with that of tho doimitoiics of tho
university, tint same architects having
been engaged to design tho new medi
John Tuyhir, of l.awroncovillp, was
.seriously, and ptirhaps fatally, In
jured at the llallsteud colliery Mon
day. Ho was employed in that mln
and while perfotming soni of his
duties a ciudderuble amount of rock
fell upon him. He was icmoii'd to
his homo nud a physician was sum
moned, who pronounced the case a
critical one. All hope for. il recov
ery has been abandoned.' ,J'-:r''Mlrj-t.
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