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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 20, 1894
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VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SUNDAY MOBNING, MAY 20 1894. NO LET UP IN BARGAINS At The Busy • For Tomorrow's Trade: A 4-4 fine quality Printed Satine Worth 20c per yard which will be on sale To morrow at only \ 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, Broadway. Bee Hive P. S.—The Notion Sale continues with additional bargains every day. LANDSLIDE IN_CINCINNATI. •jtoveral Be.ldence.~slowly But Sorely Mortal Toward the Ohio Btver. CIHCWNATI, May 19.—There Is another landslide here, and it threatens to be a damaging one. It has become .so alarming that the residents endangered have called on the authorities ior immediate action. The • scene Is in the east end, extending irom the top of the hill at McMillan avenue to Columbia ave- jntie and from Broad street east four or five blocks'. The slide threatens fifteen or twenty houses in its p»th with destruction. The slide originally started nbout five years ago but TVM checked at the time. The earth has broken anew within the past few days, and each day increases the velocity of the movement of the great mass. Great fissure's have opened, trees »re uprooted and the lampposts on Columbia avenue are almost buried. Men arc at work moving the dirt from Columbia avenue to prevent a blockade. The DaltoM Make Threat!. GUTHRIC, O. T., May 19.—The Dalton € mnff Is in camp near Stlllwater threatening to raid the town and lib«rat« one of their number, Arkansas Tom, now on trial there for murder, and also to assassinate the officers of the court. The whole t#wn Is rmeda and all the deputy marshals in tha territory are hurrying to the seen*. The greatest excitement prevails, Floral Carnival at 'KrUco. 1 SAW FKAJICISCO, May 19.—The gran* floral carnival was held at the midwinter exposition. Thousands of visitors •wtre present. Over 1,000,000 roses were contributed by the different ' p*rts of the state. The scene was one of great beauty. The spectacular pro- oeaslon contained many beautiful floats and there was a battle of flowers in the afternoon. To JUpeal State Bank Tax. WAMiixoTOjr, May 19,-Wednesday th« house will consider the bill to re- pealthe state bank tax. Congress- nan Swansea, of Virginia, who favor. MpMl, has Just compleUd a poll of the members and say» he ta aMiired of at least 160 vote* for conditional repeal, ^ed by W«h«nto« -. MM*, M»y U. B!M »•* *r« -o th« wiw food* factory Nf «Bi.\ MianfMturlnr com- pany n this city and it was destroyed. Loss, $85,000. Two hundred and fifty persons are thrown out of work by the fire. . Failure of a Jewelry Firm. KKW YOBK, May 19.—James T. and Samuel C. Scott, composing the firm of J T. Scott & Co., wholesale dealers In jewelry at 4 Maiden lane, made an assignment, giving preferences aggregating $78,850 for money loaned. The house is one of the oldest In the tradfi. The firm has done a business of $500,000 to $600,000 a year at an expense, it was said, of $50,000 to $90,000. The liabilities of the firm are reported to he about $200.000. Will Get Another Continuance. CHICAGO, May 19.—Patrick Eugene Prendergaat, murderer of Carter Harrison, will get another continuance, probahly for ten days or two w.eeks, when he appears in «ourt Monday for trial as'to his sanity. A continuance will be asked for by his attorneys on the ground that they are employed In other cases and will be engasred for some time to come, and the state will enter no objection. Indiana SOD. of Veterani. VALPARAISO, Ind., May 19.—The Northwestern Indian Association oi Sons of Veterans at its Westvllle-meet- ing elected Miss Amy Laurence, oi North Judson, vice president It meets next at Plymouth. -* To Represent W.ba.h at Tennis. CBAWFOBUSVILLB, Ind., May l»--In the tennis singles in Wabash college Friday Alexander Nelson took first place and will represent Wabash in the state tournament. Almnit a Cyclone. ELKHAKT, Ind., May 19.—A severe rain and windstorm of a cyclonic character visited this section between 9 and 10 o'clock Thursday night. A great deal of damage was done. Un completed houses, barns and trees wore blown down. . Confeited on the Gallown. BUTA.W, Ala., May 19. - Armstead Rice was hanged here Friday for the murder of Burrell Klmbro last Christmas night. On the scaffold Sice contested the crime, also to having murdered a man in Mississippi yean ago, and afterward another in Birmingham, and to shooting a woman In UTMU sonnty last fall. v • TEE CBUEL WAVES. Lashed Into Fury by a Hurricane, They Claim Many Victims, At Least Ten Lives Lost and a Score or More Vessels Wrecked in the Storm on the Lakes. ri-:iusiiKu IN SIGHT OF SHORE. CHICAGO, May ai.—The northeast pale which begun with the change of weather Thursday night blow with increasing force all day Friday. The gale approached tho dignity of a hurricane, blowing at intervals at 00 miles an hour. The bench in the neighborhood of Chicago was a "loo shore." From Gloncoe to South Chicago -it was strewn with wreckage. Eight vessels came to grief and nt least ten lives were sacrificed. The lumber fleet suffered most. The financial loss approaches 8100,000. . The scene off the lake front was unparalleled in Chicago's history and thousands of people turned out to witness the thrilling incidents of the day. At midnight several craft were in danger of going on the beach. Following aru the vessels wrecked ia the vicinity of Chicago: Venxeli Lolt. Schooner Evening Star, Cupt. M, W. KiUpn, wenUis'Jore lit Twonty-atxth struotut 4:30 p. m.; crew of five rescued by people on shore. Schooner C. 0. MUor, Capt. Henry Ahebahs, wont ashore at One Hundredth lAroet at 4. p. m.; crew of seven rescued by South Chicago life-saving orew. Schooner Myrtle, Capt. Wilson, went down off Thirty-fifth street at 8:30 p. m. I crow of six supposed to be drownod. Schooner Lincoln Call. Capt S. Johnson, wont ashore at Qlencoo tti 3:30; Anton Qunder- BOn, Manlstee, Mich., deckhand, drowned; orew of four rescued by Evanstun llio-savinc crew. Schooner Jseli Thompson. Capt. Thomas Williams, went ashore at Twenty-sixth street Bt 3:25 p. m.; John Johnson, oook. drowned; crow of six saved by people on shore. Schooner J. Loomls McLaren, Capt K. Johneon, wont ashore it Twenty-seventh street at 7:30; J. Poland, mats, killed In mldlalte; crew of si* roaoued by police. Schooner Mcroury, Capt. M. Shumsr, went ashore at Twenty-fifth atreet at5 p. ra.; orew of seven rescued »t Illinois Central pier. Sohooner Halnbow, Capt Pugb, fouled off the harbor at noon and capsized by the Jaok Thompson, rank at 8:W p. m. off Twelfth street; four men reiouod from vessel by tug Spenoer; the captain and two men went ashore on » hatch-way at Twenty-fifth street »t 5 p. m. The Victim*. The number of lives lost is estimated as ten, as follows: Anton fiunderson, Manlsteo, Mich., s»lloron Lincoln Dall, drowned at Qlunooe; John Johnson, cook on sohooner Jaok Thompson, fell from lite linos and drowned; J. Poland, mate schooner J. Loomla McLaren, killed In mldlake by falling spur; Thomas Sidlo, fl«herm»n, Chl- OBfo swept from tho government breakwater und drowned; Capt Wilson and five unknown sailors of the sohooner Myrtle, Many Wrecks Along the Lakei. In addition to tho vessels already named, the following are reported wrecked: Schooner M. J. Cummlngs, sunk, Milwaukee, six lives; schooner C. C. Barnes, ashore, Milwaukee: unknown sohooner, ashore, Cudahy, Wls.; schooner Mosaa Gugo, ashore, Michigan City, Ind.; schooner Mineral State, BCUtiloU, Elk Eaplils, Mloh.; schooner Surprise, ashore, Two Rivers Point. Wls.; steamer K, S. Tloe, ashore, Green Bay, Wl*; scow St. Catherine, ashore, Sand Beach, Mich.; nchooner Myrtle Lamp, ashore near Monom- inco, Mloh.i sohooner Emily Taylor, ashore, Manltowoo, Wls,; sohooner Ishpeming, disabled, Alpena, Mich.; sohooner Slzer, ashore, Menomtnee, Mloh.; sohooner Wlnslo.v, ashore, Monomlnee, Mloh,; steamer Blolman, damaged, Ashtabula, 0. Thrilling Boenei. The three-masted schooner Eainbow was almost cut in two just outside the breakwater off Van Buren street by the schooner Jack Thompson, which was unmanageable. Tho Eainbow filled, and her crew ran up a signal of distress, a tug went to her rescue, but the sea was in such a condition- that she could not approach near enough to the unfortunate Kain- bow to take off the imperilled Bailors. Urged by the captain and crew of the tug, the men on the Eainbow threw themselves into the water, and, grasping ropes tossed to them from the tug were hauled aboard tho latter craft. Four men were thus rescued, when the tug became disabled, and shouting for the other three sailors to hold uut until further help should be sent them, the tug's captain returned to shore, where he vainly tried to induce other tug captaius to go to the schooner, which was fast breaking up. Shortly after 5 o'clock au unusually heavy wave broke the hull squarely in two. Capt. Pugh, Thomas •Williams and Jacob Nut- zen disappeared from ylew'and the thousands of spectators feared they were lost. *he boat's hatchway, 6 feet square, broke away with its ropes, and to it Pugh and his men jumped, holding on by the ropes.' The waves dashed heavy timbers against.the hatch, knocking it about like a cork and almost .hurling the men from ft It was a desperate struggle for life, and the thousands of people on shore watched the fight with pitying anxiety. The raft was dashed along at a terrific rate, until a point off Twenty-fifth street was reached. Here it came close enough to shore so that lines could he thrown to the poor fellows fighting so hard for life, and one by one they were drawn ashore, more dead than alive. •Wreck of the Evening Star. Shortly after 4 p. m., the sahooner Ertmirig Star was borne with a rush on tie piles at Twenty-fifth itreet. She struck with a crash and Immediately want to pieces. Her orew of six men - flrma at the moment safety. The Jack Thompson'* 1'uto. Hardly had the Evening Star struck when there was a shout from the throng of excited ' onlookers, and it was seen that another threo master had parted her ropes and was coining 1 ashore. This was the Jack Thompson, also lumber laden. She followed the path of the Evening- Star and came lielm on the previous unfortunate. The shock precipitated into the wutcr the timber on the starboard side and upon which the Uvii members of the crew wore .standing. Four of them clung- to a big plunk to which they held on like grim death, meanwhile yelling- at the top of their voices for help. The iifth man could not be soon for a moment, l>ut wus finally discovered hanging by one hand to n. spur a couple, of hundred yards north, liy this time the lifeboat had arrived from Jackson park, but it was evident that any attempt ^ to launch it would only result in its being 1 crushed to pieces, and the crew turned their attention to the rescue of the men in tho water. Several unsuccessful efforts to cast lines were made but finally a rocket was thrown across the raft, and caught by one of the sailors. The throng held its breath as the rope was slowly drawn in, for it seemed as though every wave woulfl wash the unfortunates back into the water; hut when the land was reached and the benumbed men were helped ashore, the rescuers were rewarded by a roar like the reverberation of artillery. In the meantime the other member of the crew had been washed into a pier abutting Twenty-second street, where he managed to cling to the piling and was pulled up by some of the spectators. L^KH of the Myrtle and Her Crew. "About 9 p. tn. the schooner Myrtle was seenjdrifting ashore near Twenty- ninth street. Six half frozen men were clinging to the rigging with the desperation only the close approach ol death can give. The schooner leaned over on her side, heaving in the trough of the sea while wave after wave swept over her. The life-saving crew was busy a mile away and could give no assistance. Nine officers with plenty of ropes were on the shore, but having no rockets with which to cast their lines they could not help the doomed sailors, Tha captain, whose name is Warner, was the first to go. A huge wave « swept him overboard and he was not seen again. The men then took refuge in the cabin on the main deck. The schooner had drifted to Thirty-fourth street when her mainmast was carried away, taking with it as it fell one side of tho cabin. Deprived of their shelter the remaining sailors were washed overboard one by one in full view of the thousands on the shore until but one was left. He took off his clothes during a lull in tha storm and jumped overboard, striking out for the shore, lie had gone but a few yards, however, when he was carried under by the waves and did not reappear. Soon after her decks had been swept clear of their human freight the schooner foundered 200 feet off Thirty-fifth street. Work of Life Snvcrs. Forty lives were saved by the crews of the "life-saving boats and the tugs of the Chicago companies during the great storm. Twenty-two of these human lives were saved from a watery grave by the crew from the life-saving station at the Randolph street viaduct, Only two of the regular crew were available for work in the morning, and the other five members of the brave crew wore made up from volunteers among seamen and others who happened to he in the neighborhood of tho station. All Were Damaged. The 1 ships that passed the day .and night, under and beyond the breakwater and succeeded in riding out tho gale, came up the river in procession during the morning hours. All showed the marks of the terrible struggle with tho elements. Scarred and seamed and torn and splintered, the schooners, big and'little, passed up the river. Hundreds of people stood on the bridges and along the docks and observed the wreck and damages the fierce wind inflicted on the crafts. One of the Wor»t Known. The storm will go down with the history of the lake marine as one of 'the severest and most destructive of life and proyerty that ever swept tkis region. Bronzed and grizzled captains, who have sailed the lakes for decades, aey they have never seen its like. Four Life S»vert Drowned. 'PoBT HtnwK, Mloh., May 19.—The tng Thompson, which left here at 9 o'clock a. m., with a party of volunteer life savers, to attempt to rescue the crew of the schooner Sehupe, has returned here- 8he reports that the yawl boat, in which the life savers attempted to reach the Sehupe, was capsized awUts occupants, four in number were drowned. The storm was so severe that the Thompson could do nothing to rescue the men. The names of the drowned men are: Daniel E. Lynn, Capt. tittle, of the wrecker Johnson, Angus King, and Barney Mills The latest report from' the 8ehnpe is that two sailors are still In •net rigging. . > Six W«r* Drowned. ,TAtfM«. May W.—With only her •ticking out of the water, the M. J " straight cut. Six sailors and a woman, constituting the crew, as well as a member of the life-saving station, clung to the rigging, facing death every moment, all of Friday. The^ife- saving crew several times escaped drowning by a miracle; the lifeboat was overturned three times and finally wrecked. At 8:15 o'clock Friday afternoon one of the men in the rigging, exhausted and frozen, fell into the water, and so they dropped off one by one until only the life-saver above referred to, one sailor anil tho cook, a \vomau, were left. The latter soon fell into the waves and was lost. The only two finally saved are Robert-Patterson, 30 years old. single, 397 Front street, Buffalo, parents live in Kingston, Canada, and Frank Gurdis, member of life-saving crew. Thoi>e lost are »s follows; The Dead, Timothy Bciwaur, mats, bulTalo. N. Y.; John McCullouRli, captain, Marlm) Clly, Mluh.; Thomus Tuscott, sullor, Marine City, Mich.; unknown Hullors, two, known as -Jim" and "Ed," Marine City, Mich; unknown woman, cook, of Haclno. EllOil HOOSIERDOJL Telegraphic News of Interest to IndlanianfJ. co Snlu Compromised. s, Ind., May 19.—Three dtuimge suits against tho liig Four railroad, aggregating SSI,725, were with- drown from the supreme court Friday. They were to be argued Friday morning, but a compromise was agreed upon. The cases were brought in the Putnam circuit court by Mildred Wood, Josie Van Buskirk and Mary E. Welch, who obtained damages for $12,SOO, 19,225 and $10,000 respectively. A train on the Big Four struck a buggy containing the three girls at Greencastle, injuring each one seriously. HkoMonnle* Will Make Group*. INDIANAI-OLIS, Ind., May 19.—Frederick MacMonnies, designer of the famous MacMonnius fountain at the world's fair/ has been hero several days conferring with the soldiers' and sailors' monument commission regarding the side groups for the base of the monument. A contract with him was closed Friday for 1100,000 for two groups, to be finished in four years. Pardon for • life Prlnoner. JKFFEESONVILLK, Ind., May 19.—William Kennedy, a life prisoner, was turned'free Friday from the state prison south on a pardon from the governor. Kennedy was sent to the prison in 1871 to serve four years for robbery, and while there attempted to escape and in so doing killed a guard by tho name of Chamberlain. He was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment Attempt to Wreck m Train. VALPAKAISO, Ind., May 19.—An attempt was made Thursday to wreck tho west-bound passenger train on the Nickel Plate road. . A tie was placed on the cattle-guard, but It easiU broke and no damage was done. Tho matter is being investigated by the railroad officials, as this makes the third attempt at wrecking at the same place this month. Panic lii a Clreni. HUNTINOTON, Ind., May J9.—Hunt- ington was visited by a heavy windstorm, which damaged much property. A panic was created in the tent of Washburn's circus, which was exhibiting here. The crowd was ordered to leave and the performance stopped. Cruised by a Falling Bridge. PERU, Ind., May 19.—Joseph Wikle, aged 50, fell from Eel river bridge at Mexico, which he was helping tear down Friday, and a part of the old bridge fell upon him. His leg and hip were fractured and no was injured internally, so that death is probable. A Clrcut Wrecked. MABIOS, Ind., May 19.—A windstorm struck Mains' circus here Thursday night, breaking, one of the tent poles, ripping the canvas and overturning the dressing tents. Trees, chimneys and outhouses also suffered. No severe injuries to person* are reported. May Indict CoRhUn for Bigamy, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 19. —The prosecuting officials of this city say they are examining the details ol Charles Coghlan's first reported mar- rirge in New York and his later one here to Kuohne Beveridge with a view to indicting him for bigamy. Did Not Die of Crnel Treatment. INDIASTAPOLIS, Ind., May 19.—The state board of charities on Friday investigated the alleged mistreatment oi Emma Stansel and Mary Watson, two Carroll cou&ty patients who died at the Central insane hospital here, and absolved the management. Delaware County Suffer*, MtwciE, Ind., May 19.-A storm blew the roof from the warehouse at the Port glass works; Considerable, other damage was done throughout Delaware county. J ' Instantly Killed. ViNCKNNBS, Ind.. M»y 19.-Charlel Richards was instantly killed Friday. He wat grinding » plow point on a horse-power grindstone when the stone bunt. Caw of Glanders Wlioovered. VIHCIHHMCS, Ind., May W-A cw» of (TUndera WM diwowred In thto city by the st»U " tp MAY 2'). 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons of different dates and 10 osptt teeuies the current number ol Art Portfolio*. See advertisement. NO. 119 ••«aia»»«a«a»»»»i TO AID TEE MINERS. The American Bailway Union Offers Assistance, Members Will Refuse to Haul Coal' Even Should the Mines Be Opened—Fears of Trouble. WILL TIK UP THE IJOADS. COLUMBUS, 0., May 19.— There i» ft new factor in the great, miners' strike, as shown by developments here. It to the outcome of the failure of the operators and miners to agree to a settlement at Cleveland, and the fear oft the part of the United Mine Workers' union that some of the men may be induced to return to the mines by the promise of a scale that might be personally satisfactory to them, but would not receive; the sanction of President McBride, who desires to .present, aa unbroken front to the opposition. The new factor is the American Railway union. On Friday F. W. Prentice, an organizer of the order, said that Eugene Debs, the great organizer of railroad men, would bo in Columbus to-d»y, and with President McBride would address a meeting- of railroaders and push the objects of the American union. Asked what programme had been laid out t<i assist the striking miners. Mr. Prentice said not a ton of coal should be hauled out of the Hocking Valley until a settlement was made with the^ strikers. Every road should be tied up, and if the operators did succeed in getting the men to fO to work in opposition to the desires ol President McBride and the United Mine workers not a bushel of H would be marketed, for the American Bailway union would be in • full control of every road before the OMo operators, who are to meet here nert Wednesday to arrange to open the mines, even if the men were ready to return to work. He »id the entire power of the American Railway union would be invoked in behalf of the miners and coal trains would be stopped wherever the order had a . footing unless some fair settlement of the pending trouble was made. This move means trouble if the scheme i» carried ont, The Baltimore A Ohio, Hooking Valley, Toledo & Ohio Central, and in fact every road carrying coal in thk» section is largely represented in the membership of the new order, and It i» believed within a week every railroad man running out of Columbus will be enrolled. Loottnf for Trouble* PITTSBUGH, Pa., May 19.— It tare- ported that the authorities of western, Pennsylvania are preparing forswi- ous troiibje in the miners' strike. The breach between the operators in. favor of a settlement and these' opposed toil, is being amicably ad-juBted, and within the next few days a decision will be arrived at to start one or more mines by bringing ne'w.men Into the district and protecting them at th» cost of all of the operator*. The notices to vacate the company house at Gastonville and Snowdoa have expired. Very few of the »trfk»W have vacated tht, property. Trouble la certain to follow any effort to dislodge them. Sheriff Richards, it is »aid. haa stored away a large number of repealing shotguns and revolvers with an abundance of ammunition. . He haaalao arranged so thafrhe can readily summon from 360 to 800-men as deputies in cose of an emergency. The Allegheny county commissioners confirm the report of war preparations and say that private advices from other western Pennsylvania counties make it clear that their officials are taking similar precautionary measures. The miner*' strike ia just one month old. Hurt Stint Down. PirrsBUBOH, Pa., May 19.— The hi* Shoenberger &, Co.s' Fifteenth street mill, employing 1,000 men, will shut down the first of next week In all departments on account of 'the fuel -famine. The embarrassment of the iron, and steel producing interests by reason of the strike is now very general, It i* reliably stated that the only two concerns making steel billets in this vicinity »t least in quantities wofth considering ore Jones A Laughlin's and the Carnegie Steel company The smaller mills are h*Yinf great trouble to obtain billets. Thaee operating with gas for fuel are equally hampered because the mills and far- naces operated with coal and coke cannot furnish the raw material Th» situation now is "no coal— no Iron o» steel." to Work In the Xlui. Pa., May !».— Threa carloads of negro miners pissed through over the new State Line railroad from Poeahontas. The men are to work for Ralney Coke company, in the Vanderbllt region. A committee of strikers attempted to board the cars, but were driven away by Rainey officials. Their advent has cauae* great excitement The negroes werj not permitted to leave the cart until they arrived at their destination. FlonrtDC Minn GHMOTBUBO, lad., May 19. — Tin flouring mills and elevator of Robert Oeb* in thto city were destroyed by fin Friday morning-, together with «,«•» bushels of wheat The low toAboKt <• $36,000. with WT,W» or £&$$& *&£$%$ Mk:iHM^ f-'yi&^^'f^&i^^M^Si^^^l^t£ii

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