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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 19, 1894
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otwrnaL MA.Y 10, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons of different dates and 10 osnt* i secures the current number of Art Portfol- f loi. See advertisement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 19 1894. NO. 118. NO LET UP IN BARGAINS At The Busy A BLAST OF DEATH. Loss of Life Caused by a Oyclone in Five Persons Killed Near Kunkle— Great Damage to Crops by Hail —Snow in Wisconsin. This time a 4-4 fine quality Printed Organdies Worth 25c per yard which will be on sale this day at only P I case of Printed Pongees at 8 I-3c; 1 case of Printed Flannelettes at 6 1-4 c; besides all the Novelties of the season at truly attractive prices. Come at once and get first choice. WILER & WISE, 409-411 Broadway. Bee Hive. P. S.—The Notion Sale continues with additional bargains every day. IN THE INTEREST OF 'SILVER. I .Pan-American Bimetallic League to Meet ] In Washington. WASHINGTON, May 18.—Several hundred delegates are expected to be pres- i',7 «nt at the convention of the Pan- American Bimetallic league which 'meeU in this city next Tuesday. They will come largely from the west and taouth, with possibly a few from j the east, four from Mexico, two from [f the Central American states, and two from Brazil. A delegate la also expected from New Zealand. The league is .trivlnff for the adoption of a silver 'dollar that will pass current between the United States and the Central American countries, which, it is ar- jrned, will result in itimnlating trade relations between them. Badly Hurt In a Wreck. MABJWTTA, 0., May 18.—The BaJtl- Ohio Southwestern railway pasaenger train leaving this city at 10i56 Thursday night ran over a cow at Belore, 13 miles below here, and * derailed. The accident occurred on a high embankment The train rolled down the bank and six persons •/era severely injured. Hon. George 7. Lund, representative of the Amerl>an Surety company and treasurer- ilect of this county, had hi* arm badly naehed, necessitating amputation bei sustaining internal injuries which ' prove fatal. Foul Flay Smpeoted. Caoroa I.ANDINO, N. ¥., May 18.—At m. smoke was noticed Issuing from shoe shop of Jacob Gross. The r of the shop wa» forced open and was found lying dead on the near bis bed with hi» throat tared In two placet with a shoe- Ife, which vrae found near the body, with blood. Qross had beon I with a dispossess notice a few i ago and that ie supposed to have him to commit suicide. Some however, think it a case of , and the matter la to be thor- • investigated. Youthful Fire Bug Is Sentenced. [pgJsu, Ind., May .18.— John Gould, 18 i old, the son of well-to-do parents i thia eity, and the leader of a gang '. youthful incendiaries which has destroytd many thousand dol- i worth of property here; wasien- to two years in the penitentiary morning. Other boy* eon. I wUI prebakly plead r FOUND GUILTY. Dr. Meyer 1« Convicted of Poisoning at New York. NEW YORK, May 18.—The jury In the cose of Dr. Henry Meyer, who is accused of having poisoned Ludwlg Brandt, came into court and rendered a verdict of murder in the second degree. The penalty is imprisonment for life.. A motion for a new trial was entered. Dr. Meyer was accused of poisoning Brandt in order that he might profit from the latter's life insurance. Brandt had married Dr. Meyer's wife, supposing her a single woman, whereas she was in reality the doctor's confederate. It was expected that she would receive the insurance and then she and the doctor would enjoy it together. It Is alleged that the doctor had been guilty of similar crimes before. Lower* the Heoord of Nellie Bly. LONDON, Muy 18.—George Griffiths, who started from London at 11 o'clock on the morning of March 12 to circumnavigate the world and to beat the record of seventy-four days made by Nellie Bly, of Now York, arrived here at 10 o'clock Wednesday evening, having accomplished his feat in sixty>four days eleven hours and twenty minutes. Griffiths at the start expected to cover the distance in sixty days. He had previously been around the world three times. Want to Quarantine Chicago. IXDIAKAPOLIS, Ind., May 18.— The state board of health is In session and a secret communication to the' governor Thuriday is believed to be a call for immediate action in establishing a quarantine against Chicago. Secretary Metcalf reported that he had deposed Dr. J. W. Irons, the Fulton county health officer, for his carelessness in handling the present epidemic in that county. Takes the Place of a Standing Army. IHDIARAPOLII, Ind., May Is.—At the grand lodge meeting of odd fellows Tburday J. F. Kllacott, of Chicago, led a discussion a* to the odd fellows' military. He said that in case the country should ever be in danger from domestic or foreign foes the order couid place at th» nation's service a vast army of men on ihort notice, and for toll reason a standing- army was needlMi ia.thi* country. ___ KILLED IN A CYCLONE. KUNKI.K, 0., May 19. — A cyclone pussed one-fourth mile west of here at 4:!JO o'clock Thursday afternoon, killing live persons, fatally injuring two others and slightly wounding several more. The dead are: Daniel Barrett, Mrs. Daniel Barrett, Martha Daso, George Oxingcr and Myrta Daso. Among the injured arc: Charles Cole, fatally hurt; Mrs. Charles Cole, head crushed, will die; Jennie Creek, head Crushed, will recover. \Vhon It Occurred. The scene of the cyclone Is a hard one to describe. Houses, fences, trees and obstructions of all kinds in tho path of tiie storm have been- carried away and nothing left to murk tho spot where they stood except holes in the ground. The scone of devastation Is about one-quarter of a milo wide and 0 miles in length. The great funnel-shaped cloud traveled in un irregular southeasterly course, the greatest damage being done about a mile from where it rose and pasted on east Woman Carried a Quarter of a Mile. The building in which were Daniel Barrett, his wife and their two granddaughters, Myrta and Martha Daso, is so completely demolished that not even n portion of the foundation is left The first remnants of the house are at least 100 yards from where it stood. Here lie a few scattering boards and further on can be seen larger portions of the building and about 40 rods from where it stood lies the roof almost intact, together with portions of the framework. Mrs. Barrett, who was the worst mangled, was carried over a quarter of a mile and dropped in a cemetery. Portions of the body were carried some distance farther. The Other Deaths. Daniel Barrett was carried about 40 rods from where the cyclone struck him. One hand was torn oft at the wrist and scattered to the winds, one leg was beaten into a pulp and he suffered Internal injuries. He was still breathing when found, but died soon afterward without becoming conscious. Martha and Myrta Daso, who were in another part of the house, were left near where the house seems to have gone to pieces. Martha, the eldest, aged 14, was apparently injured only about the head, which was crushed in on the left side. The younger, aged 10, lay almost In the arms of her sister, and the bones in all parts of her body were broken and ground into the flesh. Nothing could be done to relieve the little one's suiTering, and she died at 10 o'clock in the evening. Lifted a Hundred Feet In the Air. George Uxinger, a hired hand at Barrett's who was in the field plowing, saw the storui coming and ran for the barn. He succeeded in getting nis horse inside and ran for the house, which was about lO rods distant from the barn, and exactly in line with the storm. Witnesses say that the man was lifted from the ground and whirled into the air at least 100 feet, together with timbers, fences, trees and debris, scooped up in the rolling avalanche. Oxinger's lifeless body w as found about 100 rods from where it was lifted into the air. His bones protruded from the flesh and his body indicates that he came In contact with many of the flying trees and beams. Injury of the Colel. Just across the road from the Barrett residence stood a log and frame building occupied by Charles Cole and his wife. The forepart of the structure, •which was of logs, remains standing, while tho back part of frame is carried away to the foundation. Not a piece of crockery, furniture or other article left in the houne remains whole. It was in this back part of the building that Cole took refuge as he came rushing in from his work, tying his team to a post near his barn. Both Cole and his wife were swept along as straws before the death- dealing storm and left looked in each other's arms fully 100 yards from their little home. Coles If ft hip wa* broken and he was otherwise bruited. Hi* wife is badly bruised about the head, the skull near the left temple being crushed. Devastation In the Cyolone's Track. The ground on either edge of the •term's track is strewn with featherleu fowls and the debris of houses and barns. Cole had just completed a large barn. All now that remain* of it are six large bowlder* upon which rested the structure. The heavy timber* are strewn for 1 mile farther on. For 6 miles back from the fatal scene described everything in the course of the stork ha* vanished as .if by magic. I Grain Beaten-Down. . * iRWAjTAroiJM, Ind., May 19.— A wind and.rain storm with hail patsect over* this city at 8 o'clock Thursday night It blew down a lew. tree* without »ert- on* damage to the oily. Great damage i* reported from the section *onta- ! WMto* IndianapplU. At Patriot, Switzerland county, hailstones as big us snowballs shivered trees and pounded tho wheat into the earth. Six inches of iee fell in places. DECATUB, 111., May 19.—A damaging- hail.->tor:n prevailed here Thursday af :i.-rtioon, the hail in some eases being as lurjfe us a man's fist On the »outli sides of buildings all of the glass was shattered, liven heavy plate glass was nut proof against the volley. Stock •uffered badly. The courthouse, city hall and schoolhouses suffered. Sevurnl chunks 14 inches in circumference wtre found. The damage is extensive. A Solur Cyt'loiic. GALKSBUKO, 111., May 18. — Prof. Larkin, at Knox college observatory, nftur watching all day the solar cyclone, says its dimensions exceed those of any storm he has seen on the sun during his career as an astronomer. It. is now at its full height Its length is 86,000 miles and the width varies from 23,000 to 48,000 miles. The whole mass has a twisting, rotary motion. There are two storm centers. Tha professor attributes the unusual heat now being experienced to this solar storm. Groat Damage In Michigan. PORT HITION, Mich., May 18,—The damage to the fruit crops in this section by the hailstorm Thursday will be heavy. Nearly all the buds were picked off by the bail and those that remain are seriously injured. Wheat and rye were driven into the ground and water-soaked and the damage will be heavy. Vessels had twelve hours' warning of tho storm and no wrecks are reported as yet. Several washouts are reported along the line of the Narrow Gauge railroad. In this city the storm wa» severe and Ullen- brnsch's greenhouse was damaged tS,- 000 by hall. BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 18,—The worst storm inayearg passed over this section Thursday night The little towns of Bedford and Assyria suffered severely from hail, nearly every window pane in both places being broken. The crops have suffered much damage. ST. JOSEPH, Mich.. May 18.—A frightful storm visited this section Thursday night Tho electric light plant was [Urned out and much other damage done by lightning. The St Joseph river IB the highest it has been for yeara The storm was also severe at Buchanan and the St, Joseph river is on the rampage there. A bridge built last apar across tha river at that point was fptried away. The Storm at Maeilllon, MA»*TLLOS, May 18.—A severe hall and wind storm occurred Thursday evening in this section, doing its greatest injury at Canal Fulton and Navarre. Houses were unroofed and moved from their foundations, and the hail (Stood 2 Inches deep on the streets. One hailstone picked up at the Massillon asylum measured 5 inches in circumference. Traffic on the Wheeling & Lake Erie was blocked by a woshuut, caused by a waterspout in Jefferson county between Steuben- yille and Warrenton. DfiRtrnctlpn at Fpru, Ind. PERU, Ind.,May 18.—Reports from the country show great destruction by the storm. South of this city a large brick schoolhouse and five barns were lev* eled, with smaller buildings, trees and fences. In this city a large flouring- mlll was unroofed and great damage done to trees and the smaller buildings. Snow In WUoanfttn. MAKKEBOlf, Wis., May la—A heavier snowstorm than any during the last winter prevailed here during the morning. The thermometer registered 80 degree*. A terrific gale blew from the north. KIKL, Wis., May 18.—The worstsnow- storm of the season raged here. Snow baa fallen to a depth of 5 inches. SHIPS GO DOWN. Lake Michigan Is Swept Furious Storm. by a Schooners Wrecked and Los* of Life Is Feared—Milwaukee Life Savers in Danger. saving crew. In ttreut Peril. For several hours a dozen fishermen, who had gone out to the government pier Thursday night, clung to the piles opposite Park Row, while anxious watchers on shore applauded the efforts of a life* saving crew to rescue them from their perilous position. At any time, it seemed, one of the huge waves might sweep the exhausted men infi the lake. Shortly before noon a long surf boat, manned by the Hyde Park crew succeeded ia reaching the pier and the heroic work of rescue was begun. One Dead. £ One corpse wot, carried Lack to the life-savinp station, one of the men haT- ing succumbed to the beating of tha waves and the long exposure. Hi* eleven companions were little mot* than alive. Several of the rescued men were so severely bruised and otherwise injured that their lives hang by slender threads. Sunk by CollUlon. At 2 o'clock p. in, a two-masted schooner oft the foot of Van Buren street collided with two other boat* and was-broken in two by the force ot the collision. The schooner sank at once. About the same time a three- masted schooner ran aground off tha foot of Eighteenth street, and it la feared that the waves will dash it to pieces, j Another Man Loit. Late in the afternoon a tug rescued five men from a perilous position on the north pier. The sixth man in tha party was washed into the lake and drowned before the tug could reach the pier. HOME NEWS. {Telegraphic Dispatches from VaiW ous Towns in Indiana. Patrol Fleet Goes to tteiu-lnff Sea. POBT TowsHKJfD, Wa»h., May 18.— The American patrol fleet, consisting of the. flagships Mohloan and Yorktown, Adams, Albatross, Alert and Thomas Corwin, has sailed for Behring sea. The Mohican and Albatross will follow the coast line and the other ves» sels will keep out at sea. They will rendezroui at Unalaska, Still In thn Held. WASHINGTON, May 18.—Represent a- tire Jason Brown, of Indiana, who has returned from ft trip to Fort Monroe, denied the report which was current In bis congressional district that he had withdrawn from the contest for the nomination. "It is simply," said be, "another falsehood given currency by my political opponent." Burned to Death. TOLEDO, O., May 18.— A special from Cridersville. O;, says: Two oil drillers. Fred-liongley and Harvey Jansen, said to be from Pittsburgh, Pa., were burned to death by an explosion of gat In a well they were drilling. Their bodies were .awfully roasted and the men lived only half an hour after the accident ___ Onlnooi for tugmt Trust. WAnHurflTON, May 18,—The resolution offered by Senator Morgan (dem., Ala.} • calling on the attorney general for' Information as to civil or criminal suit* against thb sugar trust was taken up ajjd agreed to In the senate. Semite to Meet tarty. May 18.—Without di, i" rtEB|JTTTrT'i ( m-a^j *».-•-T-. IT »w**v"« ***.vision' ok 1 debate the Senate adopted the r*»olntlon introduced Thursday night by Senator Harris, fixing the mirtinf hour, beffionlnf Monday nut/ ' - "" ' VBSSEF.S FOUNDER. Mrr,WAUKi:K, -May Ib.—The schooner M. J, Cummings, laden with grain from Chicago, dragged her anchors and foundered in about *0 feet of water just south of the harbor piers at 9 o'clock a. m. A fierce pale from the northward was raging on Lake Michigan and a tremendous sea was sweeping into the bay. Five vesselsare at anchor under the government breakwater and with the exception of the C. C. Barnes, which is rapidly dragging toward the beach, will weather the storm. The Barnes is in great danger of drifting on top of the sunken schooner M. J. Cumuiings, just south of the harbor. Wreck of the Cutnidtniri. The Cummings entered the bay at about 8 o'clock and dropped her anchors off Michigan street, but thc3' failed to hold and the vessel drifted southward and shoreward until she reached the ibreakers, when she evidently filled through her cabin and forecastle and went down in 00 feet ol water about 9 o'clock. Tho crew took to the rigging, and the life-saving crew went out into the lake and drifted down to the wreck. Some of the crew were seen to make their way down the ratlines as the lifeboat approached. A huge wave then swept along and carried the lifeboat, with its brave crew of rescuers, toward Bay View, when they were drawn into the breaker* and capsized.' All of the crew of the Cummings were left in the rigging of the sunken vessel, together with one of the lifesaving crew, who went into the rigging to make a line fast to aid in the rescue of the imperiled men. Before anything could be done, however, the line parted and the would-be rescuer was left to share the fate of the Cumming's crew, while the lifeboat drifted off into the breakers. ; A11 Beached the Shu re. Wben tho boat was finally brought head to the seas again she was in the breakers with no chance of being kept off the beach. Finally, when several hundred feet from the sands, a huge breaker turned the boat completely over, covering some of the crew and tossing others quite a distance away. The life-boat is of the self-righting kind, but for gome reason it refused to right until another comber caught her. All of the Jones island fishermen were on hand eager to assist in the rescue, and every member of the crew was brought ashore, although two of them hod been rendered so helpless that they could not have lasted much longer. One of these had his arm badly bruised, if not fractured, when the boat capsized. The crew of the Cummings—six men and a woman'cook—took to the rigging as soon as their vessel filled and are still there, exposed to pelting sleet and icy blasts. Beach Lined with Wreckage. The beach from Bay View to Jones island is strewn with wreckage of all kinds. The waves are running over the narrow strip of laud which run* from Jones island to the mainland at Bay View, and are carrying lots of the truck into tho bayou. Tho storm ha s done great damage to property along South Point It took out breakwaters which had stood the storms of years, washed outhoathouses and smashed boats into kindling wood or carried them away. Unknown Veiiel Sunk. An unknown vessel foundered ofl Whitefish bay early in the morning, and a small craft is high and dry on South Point, south of Bay View. Word reached the city during the afternoon that four unknown vessels are on the beach between South Milwaukee and Racine. While the storm was causing havoc among the shipping it did not Iwave untouched the city itself, where evidences of the fierceness of the gale are strewn in every direction. Trees were blown down, in many instances being torn up by their roots and in others snapped off at their trunks. Roofs of some of the lighter structures were blown off and many signs were torn from their fastenings. The Storm at Chicago. CHICAGO, May 18.—The worst storm of the season is on Lake Michigan, and grave fears are entertained for the safety of such craft as- .put out from port Thursday night on a smooth sea. The wind is from the north-northeast and blowing 52 miles an hour and extends generally over the entire lake region. Tbe waves at noon were dashing with frightful force over the Illinois Central breakwater from Twelfth street to Jackson park, a distance of 6 miles. A large number of vessels which put out were compelled to put back by stress of weather and came scudding lijto the mouth of the river under bare poles, Jn the river they found safe anchorage. A man fishing from th« **tai «a-ht ta PrUo*. end of the south pier and two men in f Jir«Bao2rvn.Lm, Ind., May a bumboat MM the outer breakwater, I flaaha DeartobW, a Spaniard, who hoiiUd signal* of dlitree*, were I out William MoOnUouga, a fallow «•».' --•••*•--•"•'-•<••••* • .trbrtlUlifajTicVia^ '"'' "' ' Indianapolis May Feitlval End*. JNDIAXAPGUS, Ind., May 18.—Th« last night of the May festival was almost as largely attended as Wed nee- day night In the prominent balcony seats were ex-President Harrison. ex-Minister Albert G. Porter, ex-Attorney General Miller and Gov. Matthews. The program mo was entirely from Wagner selections; the soloiata were Emma Juch, soprana; Gertrude May Stein, contralto; Ben Davies and E. C. Towno, tenors; Max Heinrieb, baritone, and D. M. Babcock, basso. The grand choir was utilized in the" "Tannhauser" grand march "Hail Bright Abode," the arrival of Lohengrin and bridal chorus from "Lohengrin," and In the finale of "Die Meiater* singer." There was another large an- dicnce at the last matinee Thursday, the soloists being Antoinette TrebelUI the English soprano; Arthur Friedheim, pianist; C. E. Towne, tenon Henry Miirteau. violinist, and FrIU Giese, violoncellist The directors of ' tho festival report this as the most sue* cessful financially of any ever given in Indianapolis. Younv Girl Takes Potion. MUSCIB, Ind., May 18.—Mystery iur- rounds the suicide at Oaleville of Edna Franklin, aged 14. At 4 o'clock Thursday morning Mr. and Mrs. Franklin were awakened by groans from tha room occupied by their daughter Edna. The girl confessed that she had taken poison. A physician waa summoned, but the child wan dead when he arrived. The girl always stood at the head of her class in the public school and would have graduated next year. She was not known to have any lovers and her parents, were strict with her. Suppoiwd Murderen Arrested. WASHINGTON, lud., May 18,—Thursday morning at daylight the sheriff of this county and ten special policemen from Vincennes arrested William Cochran and Logan Hodges, the car thieve* and supposed murderers of Claude Me* Alpin. They broke jail here over a week ago and had been hiding near Vincennes. They were lodged in jail in this city. They were captured while at breakfast and offered no resistance, although armed with corn knives and revolvers. Fatally Injured a Burglar. BIKDSKYE, Ind., May 18. —. Frank Brown, a notorious character, was shot in the groin while trying to rob the store of Tucker & Son at TaswelL Two of his accomplices have been arrested and another in surrounded In a piece of woods. Vails Heir to a Fortune. EL WOOD, Ind., May IS.—Thomas Cowley has just received notice that be baa fallen heir to 125,000 in St. Louis, Mix, left him by his father. His wife recently secured a divorce from him, charging failure to provide. .jej Heavy Mortgagee Foreclosed. MADISON, Ind., May IS. — Judge Friedley on Thursday ordered the foreclosure of mortgages for 1120,000 on the Louisville and Madison woolen milbv Reorganization will follow the sale. Died Suddenly. ELKHABT, Ind., May 18.— Mrs. John H. Larrio, aged 98 yean, of this city, died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday morning from paralysis of the heart

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