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October 15, 1899

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LOGANSPORT DAILY "'•#1 VOL. XXTV. NO. 245. LOOAKSPOET, INDIANA, SUNDAY OCTOBER 15.'l«i»». PRICE 2 CENTS. Villianous Assault on Mrs* Louie Wandrei by Masked Midnight Burglars Her Apartments Over Her Husband's Restaurant Entered by Three Men Who*Ransack the Place-Mrs. Wandfei's Condition Serious The boWest .bit of .house breaking and toarplary probably ever committed in I'/ogansport was perpetrated at the Cotambia. hotel last night. Mts. Wan/lrei, wife of Louis Wan- drfii, proprietor of the hotel and res- tanrant. on Jtailroa'll street, was confronted at the door of her room by three masked men and at the point, of a revolver was commanded not to make MI outcry. The villians then se- cureJli' tied and gagged the lady and deliberately rummaged the rooms occupied by Mr, Wandref and his family, in the fremfc part of the hotel, and as made their escape, leaving- A gas jet was burning in the front room and she plainly discerned the presence of the man in the lead. This ruffian had a drawn revolver which he presented to her head and commanded her on pain of instant death not to utter a sound. The poor woman, was so terrified on the Instant that she could not have screamed, and before she had regained her presence of mind the vll- lians were all three upon her, one with his grasp on her throat, the others engaged in securely binding her with strips torn from a sheet taken from the bed. She struggled with all the force she possessed, but was effectually prevented from screaming' for help, and Waudrei has been an invalid for some time, not having been able to descend the stairs for the past four months, ^and.the experience through which she passed last night ha* well nigh prostrated her.. • •'" . j.ue police arrested a stranger whose manner upon the discovery of the affair created the suspicion that he might have some knowledge of the thing and he was put through a close examination. The stranger was able to clear himself of any connection with the affair, however, and was released. The poJice have some meager clues upon which to work, and the manner in which they took hold this morning promises early developments. o Cold-Blood ed Murder in a Colfax Saloon the ii>v;vljf1 victim of their midnight attack, iinnonscioiis on ihe 'loor. The boldness of ilie thing outranks anything or the Jy'ndi in local police BOUND AND GAGGED. Mr. Wiuriflrei was in bis rooms the forepart of the night talcing a nap preparatory 10 ficl.piDg out his fore? in the resiawraiit when tbe midnight trains arrived. About. 10 o'clock he awoke and wesife down stairs to the restaurant and teas busily engaged there, the Saturday might trade being; brWft. His wife and li&SMIrttn were sleeping 1 when he left the rooms. At 12:30 his 12-year- old rtanehter came running down stairs •wJti a tate o7 Sow her mamma was lying o» the floor upstairs, hound and- nnco»K«ioTJs. Thft littlp girl had been awakened by the crying of her younger brwrher -who had awakened to find the rooms rtar'k ami the air stifling •with th<?: fumes of gas. The rascals had turned the gas off as they took their departure, and had left the jets op«n. ITpon discovering the terrible plight of her mamma, the little girl ran screaming: down- stairs. Tfcwv hsv«st'\gation which followed de- a bad state of affairs. Mrs. had been securely bound, hand?, and feet., and gagged until she •was well nigh smothered. Her night •clothes ha.rt "been almost torn from her body Sis the struggle which she had attempted ac;s.lnst the scoundrels, and she iras thoroughly prostrated by reason of the terrible mistreatment. In addition to t.ho indignity to which she WJYS p.nbjwted in this manner one- o£ the TiMifuis had kicked her heavily in the side, inflicting an additional injury of a. very painful character. How IIXAK tho poor woman had lain in tins plight she could not tell when to consciousness, but she it must have been at least an honr. l>. Hetherington. was summoned iind Ise* ministered to the suffering •woman's condition. The police were <&J.te<! at once and Sergeant Morris started a searching investigation. THHEE MASKED MEN, Mrs. Wandrei says that she was awakened by the noise of some one entering the Iront. room of tho suite •whirtu the family occupies, and thinking that it was one of the boarders the door, arose from bed stepped to the arch which connects it* sleeping room from the parlor. There she was confronted by a tall man whose features were effectually by a raaak of dark cloth tied i .face. In the doorway just he- bind were two other men, black of the whole terrible incident was conducted with so little noise on the part of the villians that, the two children sleeping in the adjoining room were not awakened. It was during this struggle that Mrs. Wandrei's night clothes were so nearly torn from her. The wretches got her upon the floor and the heavier of the' trio deliberately sat upon her body holding her by the throat while the others bound her. The last thing she remembered was the brutal kick in the side and then she became unconscious. ROOMS RANSACKED. The scoundrels had evidently pillaged the rooms. Every drawer or lik?ly place of concealment iiad been turned out and ransacked, the floor of the suite of rooms being strewn with the articles thus subjected to the scrutiny of the robbers. The family silver, Mrs, Wandrei's gold watch, her personal jewelry and numerous small articles of value, besides a, couple of dollars in money had been taken/ The fellows evidently were laboring tinder the belief that Mr. Wandrei kept his money in his rooms, but in this they were mistaken, There are two ways by which the men could have made an entrance to the rooms. The street door to the stairway had been locked by Mr. Wandrei in the evening. It was found unlocked aftes the robbery was discovered. There is a. window directly at the head~ of the stairs opening upon a small area between the Columbia and the Island View hotel, This window was found standing open and a number of flower pots which had been standing or. the sill had been deposited upon the floor to clear the window. Upon the roof of a narrow shed below this window was found a new quarter-inch rope and a white handkerchief. The scoundrels hart evidently gone out-this way after probably having entered by the front door. None of the boarders sleeping in rooms nearby had been awakened by any alarming sound, and the fellows evidently conducted their nefarious plans with skill and precis- 0. ,T. Bakor Tent and Awning company's (jsfiililislmient in Kansas City burned. Loss, .fOO.lX'O. with $40,- n-iiici:. free delivery service has been ordered established on Oct. ^3 at D:iv- enport, la.. coverins Uveuty-nine square miles of territory; Stilhvater, Minn., forty-one snuflre miles, and Frankfort. 0., 1'orvy'miles. An explosion startwl a fire in the A'ationn.1 Conduit ;iud Cable works at Hastings, -N. V. Tin: loss is estimated at ,$120.000. More tlKiu 1.000 Uinrls of rubber shoes ;ire made iu the United States. C.-ipt:tiu Ike T. .lobe, late of the Sixth United Suites volunteer infantry, has arrested af Washington on tbe e of usini; war clop.-irtmeiit penalty I'livi'lopes for privaty letters. llec.r Admiral Sampson retired from conmiiiiul ol' the norili Atlantic squadron. Admiral Funiuliur will take eow- uiiind. The Emperor of Austria's salary is ,$2.r>oO,000 IL year. Fire destroyed a larpro four-story warehouse in Brooklyn, owned by the Bush company, limited, and 8,000 bale's of cotton stored in it. Loss, #JOu,000. Henry C. I-'iiyne. who fell unconscious to the street in Milwaukee a few days nsro. from :ui attack of vertigo. I us entirely recovered. Trained nnrsos in Gernmn hospitals get from $75 to $200 a year, with board, lodging and all their clothes. Confirmation has been received of tbe rumor that the steamer Scotsman hns gono to pieces. She buoke up during a storm. The managers of Mayor .Tones' nonpartisan campaign have started a large number of bicycles riders out over the state to cfcrry documents to rural districts. A native craft, while attempting to cross the bar at the mouth of tbe River Senegal, Africa, was wrecked, and forty persons were drowned. C. B, Congdon, a Chicago broker, has sued Peter .Tansen, of Lincoln, Neb., and a member of the Nebraska legislature, for $13,000 unpaid margins on wheat deals. A Saving of Livery Hire A young man drove into town and hitched his horse to a pole at the corner of Sixth and North streets. Presently he returned to the spot to get his rig and it was gone. He could "find no trace of it. Someone had noticed the buggy being driven away from the place, hut supposing that the owner was in charge thought nothing suspicious of the incident. Last evening the horse was found hitched to the same pole and showing evidences of having been hard driven. Some one had evidently wanted to make a long drive and adopted this method of saving livery hire. There was a day in the west when such methods as these adopted regarding horses wotil'd mean quick hemp upon discovery. His Slayer Then Attempts to Kill a Second Man Murderer Arrested and Taken to Frankfort for Safe-Keeping-Sensational Suicide from the country yesterday morning Special to tbe Journal. Colfax, Ind.. Oct. 14.—Bert Julian, while under the influence of liquor, cn- 'leved the saloon of Gray & Lenehancl at 1 o'clock this afternoon. He drew his pistol, pointed it at Milo Houlehan, the barkeeper on duty at the- time, and fired. The bullet blew the side of Hor.lehan's head off and he died instantly. After shooting Houlchau, Julian turned toward Frank Gray, one of the proprietors, who happened to be in the saloon when Julian entered, and attempted to shoot him. Gray seized Julian ancj a desperate struggle! followed. The pistol was discharged during the struggle, tearing a hole in the wall, in- jtii'ing no one. 'Gray finally succeeded in overpowering Julian, with the assistance of outsiders who were attracted to the saloon by'the shooting, and he was arrested and taken to the jail at Frankfort. Houlehan was a member of Company D, llth United States Infantry, at one time, and saw service in the Porto Ricaa campaign last year. in a Social Way ., This evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Shiver,-of fipton township. Rev. J. A. Burton, of Walton, officiating. Miss Leafy Van Skiver w'ii be united in marriage with .Mr. Charles P. Wendling. son of Michael Wendling, one of the pioneer residants of Tipton township. Young Mr. Weadling and Miss Van Skiver are excellent young people' of the Walton neighborhood and their marriage will be attended with, many well wishes'. They will at once go to housekeeping on a. farm owned by the groom west of Walton. Mr. John L. l/eon&rd, the well-known Westsid* merchant, yesterday passed the forty-second anniversary of his birthday. In commemoration of the event his wife prepared a pleasant surprise upon him. Mrs. Leonard haci invited fifte-sn oi 1 twenty 'of the near friends and relatives of her husband to meet him at dinner and the affair proved a delightful one all around. John, was completely surprised, much to th-e pleasure of his friends, and the Try to Rob Home of Phillip Kay, Camden Banker dinner proved meri'inient. :i fine season of social BULLET IN HIS TEMPLE A Wealthy Tincennes Young Man Commits Suicide. Left in Darkness ion. evidencing a considerable degree of "talent." It is for this reason that ouanteiuuaoe, whose feature* were; but* title 1* tae <Uniay iJf hted &»TT it is thought the work was that ol professional cracksmen. CLUES ARE MEAGER. Of the: identity of the men Mrs. Wan- dvei could give no at all accurate description. The tall man's face was concealed by a mask and she was sure that the other two had blacked their faces, from the fact that upon the sleeves of her night dress was found black staJns such as would he made by contact with soot black. This form of disguise was effectual- as she could give no clear description of the men. And in her agitated and painful condition, it would'not have been expected that she could have been very precise in the deeojiptlan. of 'tbe ruffian* -who h*d eo terribly maltreated her. Mn. By the burning out of a, transformer on Fourth street last evening several patrons of the city electric light department between Broadway and Market, on the east side of the street, were deprived of city light for a couple of hours, and tb.ere was a great rustling around for oil lamps and such like makeshifts to .supply illumination to the stores thus left in darkness. . ; O Rutherford Turned Loose Thos. Rutherford, who was arrested Wednesday evening near Seafleld and brought to Monticello, was turned loose last evening. It seems that Thomas didn't know as much about the Reynolds bank robbery as was thought by some. The officers are still at work endeavoring: to catch the thieves, but they are practically without any clue.—Monticello Journal. _ 0 !— —The funeral of Mm. Susanah Plank who died at her home In Washington township, Carroll county, on Friday at the advanced age of 91 yean, will be h«Jd from the^Lutheran church in that township today, the oortef* to leaye the family residence at 10: M o'clock. Special to ttie Journal Vincennes, Ind., Oct. 14.—The people of Vincennes were startled today by the suicide of Leslie D. Sinclair, who shot himself in the right temple. He belonged to one of the best families of. this part of Indiana, and was worth ?100,000. He was 28 years old and unmarried. It is evident fhat he deliberately planned taking his life, and, up to th-e end. was cool in his preparations. He wrote a note with a pen, the writing being a bold legible hand that betrayed no nervousness. The note "The public generally wants an excuse, I am simply tired and disgusted with myself. I am no benefit to my fellowman, I deem that I have no right to Ijve." Young Sinclair had often expressed his intent'on of some time taking his life, but none of his friends believed he would carry out the determination. Sinclair committed suI-.iJe in a restaurant where he too.c his meals. In making his Investigation Coroner Veld found a note, which Fi:iclaj.r had writ ten. to his sister, Miss Fay Siricin-. the note read: , "I am tired. My lifa is a failure. Let Mason J, -Niblack take charge and settle up my'affairs and yours. Forgive me, sister, • dear. I hate to, but can't help It. Forget that you ever had such a brother. What's the use of having—-"! The note ended abruptly. Sinclair was one of the principal heJra of William J. Wise, who left an estate worth over half a million dollars. The will was contested in tho courts and some of the moot prominent lawyers of the State, including Benjamin Harrison, Jonathan Gordon and Joseph K. McDonald, took part in tn tbe eottrt* A reunion of the Winegardner family was held on last Thursday, at '.he home 01: Rev. and Mrs. William Y. Winegardner of State street. They came from the cast, and from the west; from north and from south in carriag.'S ;ind in v.'Mjrons. and on bicycles wish well filled baskets to g)a.tlden the homo of tiic venerable couple. Noi the least of tho attraction.--: WHS tlic bountiful din- r'.r which was partaken o," by about forty children, grandchildren, fourteen being absent on account of sickness. "Stuff Club" is the nam* adopted by a new social organization which is composed of young ladies and gentlemen of the Wcstside. The initial meeting oC tho club has not as yet been held, but a lively interest is being tak en in the organization by ,the chartei members. The club is destined to be quite an addition to the social circles of Logansport. the object of the clul; being a. good time. .The Mental Culture Club will celebrate its se<-ond birthday at the home of Mrs. Flora T- Neff. 514. Market street tomorrow evening. The ladies will depart frori their usual method, observe an impromptu . program and admit their husbands. o Posse Trailing Thieves Plymouth. Ind., Oct. 14.—A posse of 200 Plymouth men are chasing thieves with bloodhounds, tbe dogs, at noon, being warm on the trail and going on into the country east of the city. Burglars entered the home of Manie Harris, son of a <-ity councilman, last night securing two suits of clothes and $25 in money. Bloodhounds were brought from Hanna at 10 o'clock this morning, and were taken to the house where they quickly found the trail, and fol'owed it to the northwest part o' the city, and on to the country. If the thieves have not boarded a train, their capture seemc assured. This is the first experience Plymouth has had bloodhounds. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Subjecte 4 to Chloroform Spray An Early Moraine; Attempt afc Burglary Arouses the People of Camdea Yesterday Sunday School Convention The regular monthly Eel townsbir Sunday school convention will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church next Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock, to continue one hour. Township Superintendent .T. J, Hildebrandt will preside o-ver the meeting, and the discussion of tbe subject for the evening, "Visiting" will be opened by Rev. W. E. Biederwolf. Superintendent Hildebrandt has arranged to hold these meetings monthly hereafter and all Sunday schoo' workers in the city are urged to attend. Took Carbolic Acid Special to the Journal. Warsaw, Ind,, Oct. 14.—Mrs. Ida Locke committed suicide today by taking carbolic acid. After drinking the fluid she stepped into the room where her husband was pitting and remarking: "It's all off, George" and sank to the floor unconscious. All efforts to save her failed and she- died In terrible agony. Two Anderson Editors Anderson, In.d,, Oct. 14,^-EMitor John 0. Hardesty, of the Item, a monthly publication, today issued in extra edl- lon, devoted excluaively to Wallace B. Campbell, of the Herald. Campbell ii out of the city on butlneM, and lias, been wire* of Hwdwitjr'i publication. ' ••' • . •.'•' •''<!'••• •''.'-'•'•''•'^.''•xi''-,"•. •'•'••••', '••' • ; ''-v/' ^••''•' ; ''•'•'• ;'- ; ^ A bold attempt at. burglary is reported from the village of Camden. It was. learned yesterday that Phillip Kay, the • Camden banker, who is well known in this city, was the object of the nefarious designs of a set of scoundrels wb<r tried to gain admission to his resi- deuce sometime after midnight bent on. robbery. The bold attempt was frustrated, however, by the wakefulness of a, servant, girl who was aroused by an- unusual noise and upon her getting up to investigate the burglars made tbeir' flight. They had evidently determined to quiet Mr. Ray by chloroforming him. so that their operations iu the house? might be undisturbed, for upon the girl going to Mr. Ray's room to arouse him he and his wife were found half stupefied by the fiunes of the noxious drug, and it was some time before they were- fully restored to their normal state. The stuff had evidently been, sprayed" into the sleeping room through a window. The fellows left no clue to their identity. It is understood that a quartet of strange men were observed, in the village late the evening before, and it is considered not unlikely that they were the authors of the bold attempt. It is supposed that they expected that Mr. Ray might have a considerable sum of money in his house. It is learned also that an. attempt was made about a week a.go on the part of burglars to effect an entrance into the home of WU- liatn Rice, Mr. Ray's partner who is- .' associated with Mr. Ray in the Camden bank, but that th-e. prowlers were frightened away. Following: so closely upon the recent looting of the bank at Reynolds this incident of yesterday morning serves to increase the suspic- on entertained by the officers that here is an organized gang of thieves- >t work in this region. Death of Miss Beuiaii Barcus The Lafayette Journal of yesterdays morning makes the following announcement of a death at that place, the news of which will be beard with; much sorrow by many friends of th» amiable young lady in this city: General sorrow will be caused this morning by the announcement of th« death of Miss Beu.lah Barcus, which occurred last evening at 7:45 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Phoebe Barcus, No, 821 Ferry street Her death was caused by brain fe.ver. She had been ill for ten days but it was not • generally known that her condition was serious. The announcement of her K death will come as a shock an* surprise to her friends and acquaintances. She was 24 years old and was born and reared in this city. She had a bright, disposition and her vivacity and amiableness made her exceedingly popu- ar. She was always happy and light- feearted and was fond of society. She-, graced many social gatherings by her social presence and was always a welcome guest She was devoted and Jov- ng in. her relations to the members of the family, and was highly prized tutu, riend. Her circle of acquaintances wa« ' • unusually large, and few-women.bar* enjoyed the esteem, and admiration that were bentowwd upon her. Lucy and *oo* returned ye«- tenimy from. Rollo, N. »., wbore nav* been during the put summer. ' f»rm«r»,