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Saturday, May 26, 1894
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MAY 2O, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons or different dates and 10 «*ott / secures tbe current number of Art Portftot i lot. S«e advertisement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 26 1894. NO. 147. Our Big Organdie Sale AERAY OF FOUCE. Gov, Altgeld Sends Illinois Troops to Quell Miners' Riots, To Be Continued Today. Five Companies on the Scene of the Trouble at La Salle—Two or Three More at Centralia. We will add today a case of black and white and solid colors to the fine lot of striped and figured Organdies, all at the unprecedented low price of 91 c per yard Hand run white and ecru Laces to trim above Organdies at only 7, 10,12 1-2 and 15 cents per yard, at the BUSY BEE HIVE, Wiler & Wise. 409-411 Broadway. WALLS GIVE WAY Sudden Collapse of a Store Build ing in Brooklyn, One Man Known to Ha*6 Killed—Several Others Are ported Badly Hurt. Been Re- T>I3A8TER AT BROOKLYN. BROOKLYN-, May 28. — A four-story brick building on Atlantic avenue near Court street, collapsed about 2:3( p. m. One man was killed, three ' are missing 1 and five or six are badly hurt. The structure was used as a storehouse. A fire •tarted in the building about three •weeks ago, and this probably caused the walls to weaken. Four men are Tmrief 1 under thirty tons oi brick, lath and mortar. One of the men can bo heard by the rescuing party, and he «»y» all of them are badly injured. For several days workmen have been «ng»ged at tho warehouse shoring up •walls, making repairs and excavating. Th« heavy rain of the present week had greatly interfered with the work, and as it turned out the rain also made the work extremely dangerous. No one of the men at work, however, thought that the walls were undermined by the rains. There was no warning of the trouble. The men were all busy at their work when the ground was noticed to'be sinking. Before the workmen could get out of the way of the danger one of the standing walls came down. Evidently it had been greatly weakened by tho biff fire and was ready to fall at the •lightest chance- Under' the pile of . bricks and rubbish the workmen were buried. An alarm wa"S sent to the headquarters of the police at once. i A STARTLING DISCOVERY, fl 1 A Famlljyhnoght to B« th* Author, of * '; . fT SorlM of Mnrderi. i PAJUS, Tex., May 25.—United States j Marshal William* has succeeded in un| earthing what appears to bo a most I remarkable series of crimes near Paul's '; Valley, I. T., and for which he now has ; John Stevenson, Jim Stevenson and ; their mother,Mrs.Oay,a woman 80 years '-.'of »jro, in jail here. A number of sudden jdeat^i and mysterious disappearances ;of travelers were reported from near j their place, and the officer* determined i to Investigate the matter. The marshal fiand hii deputies dug up a well on the ^premises and found, human bones, Skulls and clothing. It is believed tho family operated on a plan similar to i that of. the famous Benders of Kansas, ; : and have killed and robbed a number of people. [James T. MoMlllftn was born on a f&rm near Sprlngneld, 111., January 27, 1840. He gradu- nted from Union college. New York, In 1803. He studied medicine at Columbia college and also at Ann Arbor, but finally decided to practice lav. In 1809 be WM elected to the lower house of tho legislature as a democrat.] ThrontenJi to Saa Unole Sam. LONDON, May 38,—The Pall Mall Gazette publishes a two column story of the alleged grievances of Nouri, archdeacon of Babylon, who claims to have been wrongly placed in an asylum at Oakland, Cal., by Dr. 0. S. Smith, of San Francisco, and others. Tho archdeacon announces his intention of suing the United States government for 85,000,000 damages, and as he was an ambassador from the queen's Malabar subjects, demands the intervention of Great Britain. Creditor* WU1 Get Little. Sioux CITY, la., May 25.—Assignee Hubbard, of the Union Loan and Trust company, testified in court that its liabilities were over $7,000,000 and that it would pay only five cents on the dollar. Of the D, T. Hodges estate he said tho liabilities were 82,000,000; that first- class creditors would get twenty-five and second-class fifteen cents on the dollar. NBW A L*ctel»tor'i Snleld*. JACKSONvn.LK, 111., May 95.—Hon. Jame*T. McMillan, member of the legislature, committed suicide lay evening. Ha had been In ? health for some time and was detent. Thursday afternoon whll* i wife wai abMnt h* took a large i.erf atryetaiiM, and in • abort tint* Iler Father Su.peoted. OMAHA, Neb., May 25.— The 14-year- old daughter of Franz Mueller, a 'armer near West Point, has been 'onnd fatally shot by her brother, who 8 about 12 years old. Pending in- 'ostigation the community is disposed o hold the father responsible and hreats of violence are indulged in. lUUrond to Be Sold, YOKK, May 25.— Judge 0. C. of the common pleas court, as ordered the sale of the Pltts- urgh, Akron & Western railroad, on iroceocUngs by tbe Central Trust com>any, of Now York, in foreclosure of a mortgage of 98,600,000. Defeated by the BrltUh. LONDON, May 25. — African advices state that the British garrison of 300 men at Fort Maguire, on Lake Yassa, repulsed 200 Arabs under the slave trader Makanjira. The Arabs fled, leaving 110 dead. Makanjira surrendered. . . _ neat rrO»t m ivun.m unj. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May 25.— As the result of a combination between the local packing-houses and the retail butchers of this city the price of meat has been very materially raised. The hotel keepers and restaurant men are now talking of joining interests and buying all their meats from Chicago and Omaha packers. Traveling men from both those cities ore here drumming up trade. Starred to Death. KALAMAZOO, Mich., Atay 35.—John Dewright, a well-to-do farmer, died here, aged 73 years. Nothing but water passed his lips for'forty-six days before death. He wa» determined to starve himself to death and suooeedod. Tnuivfcrred to Pull.' LIBBOIT, May 96.—T. De Sons* BOM, the Portuguese mlnUtar at Waahiaf- ton, haa been • appointed to fill tlM MttipoaUton kt Pwia. OAW.HD OUT THE SOI.D1EUS. Srm.N(iriKi.i), 111., May .a.— Cov. Alt- preld hits ordered Col, Jtuiinott, of Jol- ict, to report at La Salle ;it onco wit' one company from Ottawa, 0110 from Strcator and tu-o from Aurora to quell tho miner's riot there. Adjt Gen. Orcndorff was ordered to ta-ki. command there. Through requests made by the sherif of .Marion county the governor ordered Col. Smith, of Greenup, to select five companies of the Third regiment to re port lit Centralia. Col. Haylo, assistant adjutant-general, has gone to that point to take command. Sheriff Taylor, of La SB llo county, telegraphed the governor the condition of affairs at the La Sullc County Carbon Coal company's mine, lie said llo with a large force of deputies had been attacked by several hundred miners with stones, revolvers and other weapons, shooting three of the deputies, severely injuring 1 several others, including himself, lie was unable to quell the riot, and there was imminent danger of great loss of life and destruction of property if immediate action was not taken by the governor. He appealed to tho governor for such military aid as could bo furnished. There are 8,000 striking miners at Spring Valley, Ladd and Seatonville, who are likely to come there at any time and continue the riot. A mob is surrounding the hotel where he is tying wounded. The telegram was confirmed by one from the mayor of La Salle, F. W. Mat- ;hison, who states the mob has re- cased one of the arrested "strikers :rom jail. Later the sheriff telegraphed that the strikers were running riot and to forward troops at onco. Sheriff M. J. Helms, of Centralia, telegraphed that he had arrested seventy-five mon for conspiracy in destroying property, that he has 300 armed deputies. The mines at Sandoval, Kinmundy and Odin are threatened with destruction by approaching miners, who are also determined to re- leusc those under arrest. Counseled Peace. LA SALLK, 111., May 25,—Mayor Matthiessen presided at a mass meeting of tho miners and addressed them, encouraging peace and order. lie advised that the miners instead of using violence to liberate the imprisoned miners appoint a committee to visit the city attorney and take legal steps to secure the prisoners' release, as another policy attempted in the presence of the state militia, must result disastrously for tho miners. The advice was greeted with cheers and a committee sent to Attorney David Ross. Arrival of the Mllltlu. The militia arrived at 10:40 a. m. and arc now at Rockwell, just east of the city limits in the vicinity of the La Salle coal shaft. Auditor David Gore, of Springfield, is in the city and attended the miners' mass meeting in company with Mayor Matthiessen. The militia did not pass through La Salle, but stopped tho special train just east of the city. There is one company from Joliet, under command of Col. liennett; one from Streator, under Capt. St. Clair; one from Ottawa, under Capt. Blanchard, and two from Aurora, under Maj Sill. Mllltlu Mean* Bu«lne». The militia is prepared for the worst, and the first indication of an assault upon the mines will be met with the sternest measures. On all sides it is believed that the present situation cannot be settled without bloodshed, and there is the greatest apprehension for tho lives of some of the deputies who were instrumental in capturing the leaders of Thursday's riut. Fear for Tholr Lives. Sheriff Taylor, who was wounded Thursday night while repelling the onslaught of a mob at tho I-<aSallo Coal company's mine, has boen removed from the city on account of the threats made against him. Other county officials are fearful lest the men take summary vengeance -upon them for tho parts they have played in the riots. None of the deputies seems to count his life safe unless ho bo out of La Salle county, and the sheriff's forces are being diminished rapidly by desertions. More Trouble at Centralia, CENTHALIA, 111., May 25,—Despite their defeat and the capture of a fourth of their members Thursday at Odin, the Duquoin miners made another attack on the Centralia Turners before dawn. About S /o'clock nearly fifty of the strikers crept stealthily to the mines, which had been left lightly guarded in the belief that any attack, if made, would be on the armory, where the arrested men were confined under a very heavy guard. The first known of the strikers' approach was a tremendou* fusillade of bullet* against th* mlna. company'* oflo*. Fortunately th* (narda not to «•• b*U4iwr bit were posted a short distance away, Tho guards returned the (ire with their Winchesters and the strikers *,ook to their heels. So far as known no one was hurt. Assistance soon came to the guards and no further trouble occurred. nrilltlu Arrlv™. - Company C, Fourth regiment, Illinois National (,'ua.rd, arrived at Con- tralia utO o'clock a. m. and Col. .Smith, with three more companies, is expected during- the day. The friends of the imprisoned miners have sent Attorneys lire Spilluiiiu, William Wheatly and Hurt Reed from Duquoin to defend them in the trial. Hooded tlio Warning. CAHTKIWVILLK, Ill-i May :;.'>.-~E;ii-ly iu the morning 500 men marched from Marion, ;i miles from here, and on reaching this town they held .a mass- meeting'. They declared their intention of marching to the mines and bringing put the mon at work. Sheriff Dowell and forty armed deputies drew up in line and barred their way. The sheriff mounted a box and made a speech in which ho appealed to the crowd to return to Cartcrsvillc. In case they persisted on p-oiuff to the mines, ho declared he would order the deputies to fire on them. After a consultation with the leaders, the strikers dispersed and many returned to their homes. Jn a State of Terror. Excitement was pitched to a fever beat about noon when the stories of the Spring Vulley mob's actions, on its way here, were told. The La Salle miners suy tho Spring Valley men are ;errori/.in(,' the whole surrounding country, and that numerous additions ,O the ranks have been gained since iho start was made. Strikers in every iown and village through which the miners have passed fell in line until .he size of the band was nearly twice as large as at first. Blown Up with Dynamite. DJJ.VVKB, Col., May 25.—The shaft house at tho Strong mine near the Victor was blown up by dynamite at 9:35 a. m. Twelve men are down in the shaft guarding the property, but no particulars of injuries have yet been learned as all the telephone lines are cut. After wrecking the shaft house the men went over to the Portland and the Independence mines which they captured and placed under guard all-tjh;e men found-tharo.. They took, possession of their arms. The marauders went thence to the Anna Lee. The deputies are approaching the scene of trouble with great caution, fearing an ambuscade or dynamite. Captured the Deputies. One hundred and fifty sheriff's deputies reached Victor about 10 o'clock a. m. They were immediately surrounded by 400 minors and a pitched battle ensnod. The deputies wore getting the worst of it and were compelled to seek refuge behind rocks, but they finally proceeded to Independence mine and secured possession,- and wore bcsiog-ed by a party of miners. Preparations were made to blow up the shaft, and at 1 o'clock in tho afternoon the deputies were compelled to surrender. They were told that if they would quietly hand over their arms no injury would be dono. The deputies were then marched to this city under a strong guard. Hundreds of miners are patrolling the roads about the Victor mine armed with Winchesters, They have barracks of logs supplied with loopholes, and have an abundance of ammunition. There is no telling to what extreme the men may go. Struck Out of Sympathy. ROCK ISLAND, 111., May SO.—The 800 miners at the Gllchrlst mines, near this plaoo, laid down their tools and stopped work at the request of the American Miners' union. The strike is purely sympathetic, and no violence is apprehended. Expect a Settlement. CHICAGO, May 25.—A settlement of the coal miners' strike may be greatly expedited as the result of a conference which will be held between the operators in southern Illinois and President McBrido of tho miners' union at Springfield next Monday. Such is the opinion expressed by well- informed men in the coal trade, one man going so far as to predict that all difficulties with tho men could be adjusted in two weeks if differences between the. Illinois operators could be adjusted. Tho difficulty in this state is that miners in the northern district are paid more than those in the southern district. The .northern operators wished to reduce wages fifteen cents, but it is proposed to compromise on a seven or eight cent cut if the southern men will raise wages sufficiently to equalize tbe cost pf production. If this can be brought about it is believed the trouble throughout the country can be adjusted,, TKBBB HAUTE, Ind., May 25.—The miners at Shelbnrn held up a coal train and refused to allow it to go farther. There wore eighteen coal cars and Sheriff Mills was aboard. The engineer and fireman were forced off the locomotive, the fires put out and the cars uncoupled. Sheriff Hills tried to reason with the men, but they were desperate and would not listen. Another ooal train of twenty car» -wa* •imilariy treated a f«w hour* later. No vl*>l«HM ha* «o far ooehrrad. . 7* f*Am* MM* flw*»M Aot. ocutlve committee oi the Indiana 15 luminous Coal Operators 1 association to whom the meeting of Thursday re ferred the future management of th strike, has decided to send acommitte of three to the meeting of Illinoisoper a tors culled for at Springfield next Mon day. The sentiment with Indiana operators is that the Illinois miningpric must be relatively higher than it ha been or tho Indiana price lowered. HOME NEWS. Telegraphic Dispatches from Various Towns in Indiana. ropullxtH Name a Ticket. INDIAN-ATOMS, Jnd., May W.—The populist state convention wns htild in Toinlinson hall Thursday. The convention pot down to business at 10:30 o'clock, with Lcroy Temph-tou as chairman and Andrew Johnston as secretary. After several speeches the platform was presented, and is, in brief, as follows: It demands n cousinutlorinl convention to reform taxation, an income t:ix. equal sutTniire, restriction of tho liquor truffle, laws against child lubor, laws for arbitration in labor troubles, municipal ownership of monopolies, tho eloi-tlon of United States fioaators ana postmasters by the people, raiMng the circulating ' medium to WO per capltar declares agninst the Issuing of Kolii lionds: unalterable opposition to all bants of issue; denounces the persecution of Coxeyism: dilutos on the condition of the former anil indorses the Omuhn platform. In addition tho usuul Hiivor plank was adopted. The candidates nominated, with their residences, are: Secretary of state. Dr. C. A. Robinson. Foun- tulntown; auditor, Edflrar A. Perkins, Indl«r.»p- olls; treasurer, A. I). Kecport, of Logansport: attorney uencral. Silas M. Holoomb, of Tlpton; superintendent of public Instruction, Capt. A. J. Allen, of Vltfo county; supreme court clerk, J. Harry Montgomery, of Lawrence county; state statistician, N. P. Smith, of Indianapolis; ueologlst. Prof. Edward Kindle, of the state university; supreme court Judtfe, Fourth district, D. W. Chambers; supremo court judge, First district, loft to state committee. FOUND HIM GUILTY4 Senate Committee Convicts ButtB of Attempted Bribery, His Story of a Syndicate Formed tot Defeat the Tariff Bill Declared Unworthy of Belief. Woman Murdered in a Swamp. FORT WAV.YE, Ind., May 25.—The decomposed and almost nudo body of a woman was found in a swamp 9 miles south of this city Thursday afternoon. The clothing had been torn from the body and was wedged 'in 'the fork' of a tree SO feet away. The hair was torn from ;the scalp and -wa* strewn about the place. The head had been crushed in with a club, which was found near by with blood and hair dried on it. The body could not be identified, because it was too much decomposed, but the woman was evidently a stranger, as no person is missing lately in tho neighborhood. The corpse has evidently been in the swamp at least a month. Her Interment Fontponcd. COLUMBUS, Ind., May 25.—Miss Eleanor Marks, 22 years old, of Mount Prospect, several days ago was seized with a severe cold. She rapidly grew worse, and Sunday evening- she apparently died. While the coffin was being bourne from the hearse to the grave a faint tapping attracted the attention of the pall-bearers, and upon the coffin lid's being raised Miss Marks was found to be alive. She was removed to her home and is recovering. Miss Marks reports that she lias a knowledge of all that passed while the preparations were makijlg for her burial, but that she was unable to g-ive any sign until the fear of burial roused her into action. rietts in the Indlanapolh Bank Cue. iKDrAVArous, Ind., May 25.— Ferd Winter closed for the defense in the bank case Thursday and was followed by John W. Kern for the government. Mr. Winter urged that if the jury found that crime had been committed and that they could not conscientiously acquit, then they should hold F. A. Coffin alone responsible, as he had confessed upon the witness stand that he alone was responsible for all that occurred. Low Price for Thoroughbred*. HUXTINOTOST, Ind,, May 25.— Over forty head of, thoroughbred horses were sold at the Little Rivor stock farm sale Thursday. The prices paid were poor. Hoyal Defiance, a Cleveland bay stallion, sold for $118, although>he cost 83,000. Three BnUdJnffH Rurnecl. LEXINGTON, Ind., May 25.— Fire destroyed Jefferson Qlidden's general store, Pat Storen's shoe store and Dennis Meagher's saloon early Thursday morning. It Is supposed to have been incendiary. The loss is estimated at (3,000; insurance 81,200. HUSTON AXD KYLE KXOXKIIATKD. WASHINGTON, May 25.—The spcclali committee of the senate appointed tot. investigate the charges of attempt-! ed bribery of .senators on the part ol| Charles W. Buttz, the North Dakot»| obbyist and ex-congressman from; North Carolina, has submitted a re-" )ort to the senate. Uuttz is found byf ;he committee to have made the at-t te7iipt at bribery, despite his denial.! and Se7iators Hunton and Kyle are er-l onerated from all blame. The cont> uiittcc, in its report, says: Wauled to JJuy Hunton'n Votr. "It iippeurs from the testimony submitted! Sat n certain Charles W. Buttz. of North. ukoiii. but domiciled in Washington! :nco December last, where ho has beta! uintKGd as u. lobbyist and claim area*. id. on or about April 1 of this yeer,; the house of Senator Hunton, in War»! renion, VH., during ihe absence of the senator* say to his son. Eppa Hunton, Jr., th»t hej would pay him a contingent fund of K5.000 If: he would by presentinc arguments «s to th* ponding bill, induco his father. Senator HuntoM, to vote agalust it. This offer mm de-dined at once and peremptorily by Eppa- Hunton, Jr., as set forth in his lettt- mony. and the whole matter was communicated by him to his father. Senator Hunton avail*! himself of the urst opportunity to disclose tte> matter to certain friends of his in the senatn. as appears In the testimony, and was In no other way connected with the transaction. Also Approached Kyle. "It is also established by the testimony that the same Charles W. Buttz during the month of March last approached Senator Kyle, at South Duliota. with a proposition that $14,00* would bo paid him if he would vote agalaa* the pending tariff bill. The said Bntta, when making this proposition, alto stated to Senator Kyle that the money was In the hands or control of an agent of certain banker, and capitalists of New York city, and that th* money was In Washington. SenatorKylo'i t»»- timony In confirmed by that of Duncan MoFar- lane. clerk to the committee on education and labor. Senator Kyle is shown bythetettt- mony to have communicated this Interview with Buttz and the offer mode to him to several senators soou after the said interview took place. ' "Y«ur committee is abundantly Justified i* stating that the facts above recited have beam established by the eVidence, notwithstanding tbe denial on the part of Cbarles W. Buttx, and they refer the senate to the testimony In detail In support of this, ilndlnr. Your commute* finds nothing from its Investigation to Impeach, in the least dcfrroo, the honor or chano- tcr of Senators Hunton and Kyle. No Evidence of a Syndicate. "There Is no evidence to show the truth of Mr. Buttz's statement to Senator Kyle and to Eppa Hunton. Jr.. thnt a syndicate of bankers and capitalists had raised a sum of money to be used for the purpoao of defeating tfie pending tariff bill, or that there was an apenl of such a syndicate In Washington or that any money waa In Washington for that purpose. Buttz dcolea that ho mude any such statement or that ha* liatl or has nny knowledge of the existence of such n syndicate, or that he was the amot or representative of anyone. He further deniaa that he has any money himself. Not Worthy of Belief. "If, during tho further prosecution of th* Investigation with which your committee 1* charged, any evidence bo discovered or «nt— Rested tending to support tho statements* made lo Senator Kyle, or to Mr. McFarlane. or to Eppa Huuton, Jr., by Charles W. Buttz, It will be promptly laid before the senate. Until then your committee is compelled, upon all the evidence submitted, to the conclusion that the statements of Charla* W. Buttz are wholly untrustworthy." FOES TO INCOME TAX. Work on the Midland Road. Ind.,. May 35.— Thursday the first engine • passed over the Midland railroad from Anderson to Carbon, just north of here. The road is being- rapidly constructed to this city, and the contractor expects to have it completed soon. Taylor Renomtaated. ROCKPORT, Ind., May 35.—Congressman Arthur H. Taylor was renomi- nated by the First district democrat! in their convention here Thursday. Only one ballot was taken. Ftr» In Marlon Glau Work*. MABIOST, Ind., May 38.—A break in a pipe. fecdinr-ffM to the JUtop window * • • )Bt» Thoradaj th* factory. New York Merchant* Preparing to 1 a Protest. NEW YORK, May 25 —The business men are to make a formal protest against the income tax feature of tho Wilson bill. The merchants, banker* and insurance men have taken it up. Among 1 other thin firs there is to be a big mass meeting, probably at the Metropolitan opcrahouse. Thecall denounce* the income tax as an attack on tho industries of the north and an attack, without any excuse on thrift wherever it may be. It was decided to call m more general meeting for Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, and in the meantime invitations will be sent to prominent men in every line of business to come and express their views on the tax. In the general talk about the methods that might be used to fig-lit the tax, it came out that insurance companies hod already begun their attack in the shape of petitions. Each of the big: companies had supplied its agents with circular letter* and petitions and the insurance agent* all over the country are sending to the policy holders and other persons affected by the tax a copy of each. The responses that have already coma- in to tbe petitions would, it is said, make a larger petition than the United States senate has had before it in many yeavs. At the meeting of business men. on Monday a permanent organization will be formed. SAYS IT'S UNAMERICAN. GOT. Flower Vetoes the J11U to Pmwfr tbe Display of Foreign Fla|i. ALBANY, N. Y., May 25.-<Jor. Flower has vetoed Assemblyman Lawson's bill to prevent the display of foreign flags or emblems on public buildings. In hie veto memorandum the governor smya: "It Is » questionable iron of patriotism wolo*. seeks the enactment of such bills M this. ItfisUtlOD as that proposed rtononl/ in IntoltrsoM, l£ ra pttJHdfo*, in tt« tal«* patrlotlstt Hilda, I.J*«i *•«?••» IB DMM M th* JsMMl Mdtsto

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