Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 29, 1894 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 29, 1894
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MAY 20, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons of different datea snd 10 eMtt 4 secures the current number of Art PortfoJ- | los. See advertisement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 29 1894. NO. 1*29. STANDARD Waists, Wrappers and Chemisettes ( In Endless variety, at 50c, 78c, 98c and $125, all worth double the price, at the Wiler & Wise. 409-411 Broadway. P S—Our offer of 9 l-2c for our beautiful Printed Organdies, holds good for this entire week. Our Bargain Notion Counter is laden with bargains. AWED BY FOKCE. I Presence of Militia at Minonk, HI,, Subdues Rioters, ; Trains Which Had Been Stopped Al' lowed to Proceed— State of Affairs in Indiana Critical. HOLDIERS MASTERS OF THE SITUATION. t MINO.VK, 111., May 28.-At 5 o'clock a, ;, -m. Col. Duncan with four companies of th* Illinois national guard arrived here ' to assist Sheriff Toole in clearing away railroad obstructions placed on the tracks by striking miners and to recover the Illinois Central train seized by ; the strikers Sunday night. The tracks ['were cleared and the train sent on its ;. way without any sign of opposition '. irom the strikers, most. of whom are ; " Poles and Hungarians, and who appear to be completely overawed by the jpreaenoe of the state troops. . The strikers are clearly afraid of the aoldiers, and have gone to their homes, (With the exception of a few scattering . jpronps. The citizens are greatly 'alarmed at the situation, and fear ; trouble under cover of darltness, well 'knowing the revengeful nature of the ' •trikers. Sheriff Toole is busy swear- 1 iog in additional deputies. ; Striker) Routed. .1. At 8 o'clock a. m. a train pulled In 'ffrom the sou,th with several cars of vooal and the strikers sent run- 'aers to meet it. The sheriff, with 'Mrenty deputies, marched on either •tde of the train, and the militia - narched up and guarded the cross- jHloads, driving the strikers back. The train slowly pulled through town, and at the end of a switch a party of strikers boarded the cars to pull pins, Jrot were nnable to do so, two of them— James Smith and Henry Meyers —ran ahead of the engine and at- •IWmpted to throw the switch. The •deputies started for them and the men ul»n across a field, several shots being Yftred before they were brought to a (knit. They were then marched down flown and jailed, a guard also being ."placed over them. ' A little after 9 o'clock another coal 'train of eighteen cars pulled into the •tatlon from the south. The strikers, having been thoroughly cowed by the 'display of .military force, made, no ef- '"fort to molest the train, but allowed it •t'^o pull out of town with about twenty deputies gnardinj: it At the city iU the deputies left the train and ihed back to headquarters at the opera house. . Mav M..-Toe elttMn* • ' held a meeting at ll a. m. to condemn the action of the strikers, and passed resolutions guaranteeing support to the sheriff in arresting and convicting all who incited riot. It is feared trouble will follow the attempt to bring the strikers to justice, and the mayor and citizens have petitioned the g-overnor to retain the troops here. All Coal Trains lit Id Up. TJEBKE HAUTE, Ind., May 29.—Tho700 miners who came into this city Friday, bound for Pana, 111., on a captured Big Four train, have all returned home to await the outcome of the Springfield operators and miners' convention. The men left the city as quietly as they came. The Chicago & Eastern Illinois com pany has decided to call for aid either from the governor or the United States court to move the thirty cars of coal which the miners have side-tracked at Lyford. Sheriff Jones, of Pike county, instead of agreeing to afford protection refused to do so. If an appeal is made to the governor it will be on the ground that the sheriff will not do his duty, and if the United States court is appealed to it will be under the interstate commerce law. The coal is from Kentucky and is billed to Chicago. The men are determined to prevent outside coal going into the market usually supplied by the Indiana mines. All night freight trains on the road have been abandoned while there is danger in trying to haul them through the affected district. All trains on the Evansville & Terre Haute railroad were held up Sunday at Shelburu, south of this city, and examined by the striking coal miners. If no coal was found the train was allowed to proceed, but wheu coal was found the cars were sidetracked. On the Big Four the trains were also held up and examined. Several box cars loaded with coal were taken from the trains at Fontanet, east of the city. The miners'wives are still in charge of the Big Four cbal chutes and refuse to let the company coal its engines. At Lyford, on the Chicago &, Eastern Illinois, there .was some excitement early in the morning when a train crew from Danville, 111., attempted to move a number of loaded coal cars captured from the Terre Haute detectives Saturday. The miners climbed on tho cars and set the brakes, refusing to let the ooal be moved. The crew was compelled to return wrthout the coal. Interfering with Train*. BRAZIL. Ind., May 28.—Three hun-' dred miners stationed themselves at Fontanet, north t>f here on the Big Four, Sunday and stopped every freifht train on .the road 'and thor-, 1 ouffhly examined each oar to see If M7«paXwa* beinjr transported. One freight had a boxcar tilled with coal marked "perishable freight." The miners, suspecting this wns a ruse, broke into the car, discovered its contents and sidetracked it. They now have ten cars of coal sidetracked and keep guard over them night and day. BASEBALL. How the Club! of the tending Organisa- tion* Stand. The following tables show the games won and lost this season by tho clubs of the three leading baseball organizations. National league: CLUBS. Won. Loit. Cleveland 18 Philadelphia l~ Bultlmore id Pittsburgh : 18 Boston IV Now York 14 Brooklyn 13 St. Louts 13 Cincinnati II Louisville 10 Chloupo 8 Washington 3 Western league: CW7I1S. Won. Lott. PerCt. Sioux City 17 Kansas City IS Minneapolis 14 Toledo 15 Grand Kaplda 14 Milwaukee 6 Indinnupolls 10 Dotroli : .« Western association: CMJDS. Won, St. Joseph 14 Rock Island 13 Lincoln 13 Omuha 11 Peorln 0 Jacksonville 8 Des Moines 8 Qulncy 3 7 8 8 9 11 14 14 16 14 14 6 B 9 10 lit 10 • 17 19 Loit. a e H 10 18 17 I'er (it. .72C .880 .6ffl .601 .905 .500 .4<S .448 .440 .411 .308 .111 738 .62! .IM .COC .489 .87! .37C .24(1 fer Cl, .71X1 .«J4 .etn .578 .474 .4M .318 .150 Fhynlclan» to Hold *• Congnn- NEW YOKK, May 28.—The third triennial meeting of the Congress of American Physiciaus and Surgeons will be held in Metzerott's music hall, Washington, on May 29, 80, 31 and June 1. This congress is composed of the fourteen national- associations, comprising one in each great d apartment of medicine. Gre«ham In Error." WASHINGTON, May 38.—Judge Gresham's decision denying the power of the interstate commerce commission to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and 'the production of books and papers was overruled by the supreme court. Lanber Champion of the World, MONTREAL, Can., May 28.-Lasker beat Steinitz in the nineteenth game of the chess match for the championship of 'the world Saturday night, the final score being: Lasker, 10;-Stein-' lta,'6; drawn, 4... ; ' Honored UM'PlMHl. ' ' ' .. I-!''' CHICAGO, May 88. Dispatches from many points in Illinois, Wl*con»ln, Ohio, Michigan'»hd Inttiana, announce that services In memory of those killed during- the war of the rebellion wen THE COAL FAMINE. Making Itself Felt in New York and the East, Holders Are Hoarding Their Stocks —President McBride Talks Of" the Status of the Strike. A SERIOUS SI10RTAOR. NEW YORK, May US.—The coal famine has begun to make itself felt in all lines of business in New York and the east, and unless relief comes speedily there will be a serious interruption of manufacturing and transportation industries. The corporations which have reserved fuel for ordinary uses are observing strict economy in its use and are refusing to sell their holdings under nny circumstances. The usual Eonruu ot supply being 1 cut off by reason of the strike among the miners in Pennsylvania and in the west, New Yorkers have been compelled to send to Wales for fuel. Thirty biff ships are now'on their way to this port with coal from the Welsh mines, but under the most favorable 'circumstances the relief to be afforded by their arrival will be "but temporary. Coal eon tractors su.y that by the time the vessels arrive Kew York will bo entirely out ol fuel and that the supply they will bring will be exhausted in a week or ten days. • .Striker. Seize Coal In Trfttult. One of the leading eoa.l merchants admitted that the famine in the trade has reached alarming proportions. The coal firms with contracts to fill have cabled to England and Wales for all the ships that they can engage on short notice to bring cargoes of bituminous coal as fast as they can load. The immediate trouble has been caused by the seizure of coal in transit by the railway companies for use in thfeir locomotives. One firm to-day-was forced'to pay 58 a ton for bituminous coal to fill a contract that, when it Was made, it was estimated could bellied at the rate of S3.76 per tori, *•*'. - i -"-'- Price* Will Go .Up. ight here from England S|t,'J4.SO. per ton to laud, 1 -at The-< costs al the pivwte&'ittrte' of the- English 'market, .ctwtiaen say that the. prices wtiT take a boOm on receipt'.of. the big orders .which havts been sent from this city in the last two or three days. There are now about thirty ships on the way from England with coal f o* the New York market. Their cargoes will aggregate something over 00,000 tons Dealers say' that the anthracite supply is not as yet seriously affected. Many consumers who could do so have been purchasing anthracite coal to use instead of the bituminous until the famine is over. }irtilroafl KpTnliifffj Affected. Coalmen say that this country never experienced so large and so important a strike. If not settled soon its effects must be far-reaching, as dispatches show. Already the earnings of the roads, notably In Pennsylvania, have been reduced most seriously, and soon their carrying capacity will be impaired. The miners will not yield, they say, until a uniform rate of '75 cents a ton is established throughout the country. Many, and perhaps a majority, of the operators are 1 willing to give this, but they have not been able to come to such an agreement. Locoiuotlvon Burning Hard Coal* With the railroads the effect of the strike has been much more serious. On the Pennsylvania railroad soft ooal and coke form a yery large part of the company's tonnage and this lias practically been all cut off by the" strike. As a consequence scores of train crews have been laid off and engines put out of service. The effect on the earnings will be shown to be disastrous when the May settlement makes its appearance. Many of the engines which burned bituminous coal are now using hard coal at a considerably increased cost to the company. At Philadelphia, which is probably the largest shipping port for soft coal in the 0-nited States, the effect of the strike has been disastrous. The Pennsylvania, Keadiug and Baltimore & Ohio railroads have large coal piers there, from which millions of tons of coal are shipped to New England and foreign points, . Hundreds of vessels, principally schooners, find their chief occupation in the transportation of soft coal. Early in the strike tlie railroads ceased sending bituminous coal to Pluto seizing large quantities of it in transit for their own use. and the shipping engaged in the coal .trade has'had'little to do. since. JUUroMi Shop! Cloted. LITTLE ROCK, Ank., May 38.—The Iron Mountain railroad shops in this city, employing 700 men, closed at noon owing to scarcity of coal. The company secures coal from its own mines in, western Arkansas and Indian territory Where the strike is now on. Status of th« Strike. , 111.', May 88.—President has been in progress throughout the country since the 31st of April last. President MeBride said that there are about 170,000 men engaged in the strike iii the bituminous coal fields of the country, and that from the best in- foi-'i;ition that can be obtained there aiv about 11,000 men at work, 1,000 of whom uiv in Illinois. The stales involved are Maryland, Pennsylvania. West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Illinois Iowa Missouri, Kansas. Colorado, .Indian Territory and parts of New Mexico and Arkansas. The direct cause of the strike was low wages in Pennsylvania. \Vust Virginia. Ohio, central and southern Illinois u.inl parts ol Kentucky and Tennessee, and threatened reductions in other fields, to make wages correspond with those in which reductions had been made early in the year. Another cause was to enforce general instead of local or district settlements. Tliis latter demand was deemed necessary because of the insane competition between competing districts and producing interests. The Cleveland conference failed to effect a settlement, Mr. McBride declared, for the reason that central Pennsylvania and Maryland, central and southern Illinois and some other fields were not represented. The operators in most fields were willing to pay the prices demanded, but there are pet-haps not to exceed 10,000 miners who are not willing to pledge themselves to the general settlement plan proposed, and these are now a bar to settlement. Northern Illinois is willing to come in, but cannot as long as central and southern Illinois hold out, as these points have to be competed with in the market. Central and southern Illinois are regarded as about the most troublesome sections to deal with. As long as they refuse to be bound by a general agreement northern Illinois must of necessity hold aloof, and as the situation stands to-day the fight must continue to be waged to bring the central and southern Illinois divisions up to the standard, - demanded. If the strike fails , to 'accomplish this the prices in the northern district must come down. As to the prospects for a termination of the controversy favorable to the miners, Mr. McBride thinks they are not .particularly favorable at thin time, but the struggle wfil be continued, and if succesf d*pendu:npon » meritoriou* cause, .victory will in the 'end rest 'with the miners, who have sacrificed so much in the struggle for a settlement on the only basis that gives promise of permanency and prosperity to all concerned. A FUGITIVE GIVES UP. Kl-Jultice dutberland, of Omveicnd Fame, Surrenders to tho Police. BBOOKLVN, N. Y., May 28.—Ex-Justice of the Peace Kenneth P. Sutherland, of Coney Island, who was cot,- victed of connection with the Gravesend election scandals of last November, and who disappeared early in April when threatened with arrest, has surrendered to the police authorities. It is expected that Sutherland will plead to one of the Indictments for felony found against him last week by tho grand jury. He refuses to speak about his wanderings, but it is believed that he has been in Canada since his disappearance in April. Sutherland's return caused a great deal of surprise around the courthouse. From Viking Shore*. '' CHICAGO, May 28.—Down at the Lake street bridge, is anchored a boat that came all the way from Norway. It is a sloop-rigged vessel of 816 tons burden and brought 8,000 barrels of herring from Bergen. This is the third time a vessel of the kind made this trip, and the Norwegians consider it a great event. Tho Cragg left Bergen April 21 and made the trip across the Atlantic in twenty-two days. The route was via the English channel. There are six canals from Montreal to Kingston. Being only 9 feet in depth, part of the cargo was unloaded and transported this distance in barges. FROM HOOSIEEDOM. Telegraphic News of Interest Indiantans. to Fntnl Du«?l at Andenon. ANUKKSOX, Ind., May 28.—Dory Welsh and Dale McCullough. the former of Madison and the latter of thla city, fought a duel Saturday night in William Welsh's saloon. McCullough, had taken two women into the wine- rooms and was drinking when youmj Welsh, who was in charge of the saloon, tried to enter. McCullonjfh resisted and both men drew revolvers and fired. McCullough's bullet' hit Welsh in the right leer. Welsh'* shot was fatal; it entered McCullough'* head jus* a.bove the right eye. Death. wasinstintaneous. Welsh surrendered himself to the police. Welsh had been in this city only one week. He had charge of his father's property. Me- Cullough recently came from Dayton, O. He owns much real estate. MuBrlde, >f the United Mine Worker* , of Am«&( i,.i» in this city to attend a conferen< » between representatives of tbAt^Pir»nlz»tion and operator! ot oentt*cfnd southern Qliuoii, to we if some agreement oannot be arrived At that may b»r« a tendency to lead to a wMUmaaiof-the Maun' •trill* thM Bridge Toll* Largely Increased. CINCINNATI, May 28.— Tollt on all the bridges across the Ohio river here have been increased in consequence of the decision of the United States supreme court on Saturday in the suspension bridge case. The tolls in most cases are twice what they were under the law which the supreme court nullified. __ Mudceron (Mich.") Bank Hobbed. MUSKKQON, Mich., May 38.— It is reported that the Kaokley bank was robbed Sunday night. All concerned, including the police, refuse to talk and no particulars have yet been obtained. . _ _ Julia Marlowe Ii Harried. PHILADELPHIA, May »8.— Miss Julia Marlowe, the actress, arid Robert Tabor, formerly herleading man, were married at St. James' Protestant Episcopal church in this city. Train HUH u Narrow Eftcupe. HAMMOND. Ind., May 2S.—An attempt was made Friday night near Gibson station, east of this city, to.wrcck train No. Si on the Michigan Central railroad. The train is composed of eight cars and carries the United Statea mail and all the American Express matter for New York and Detroit. The train was running at a high speed and when near the little station the en-' gine ran into a lot of scrap iron/thal was piled In the middle of the track. The engineer in charge saw the obstruction and reversed the engine in time. That this was the work of tramps there is little doubt. Found Dead In Hod. JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., May 28.— Henry M. Norton, of this city, WM found dead in bed at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. His death was caused' by heart disease. At 10 o'clock Saturday night he was perfectly well. Hie wife and little child left Friday for Chicago on an extended risit to hi* mother and sister, who reside there. Mr. Norton was chief clerk in the) Louisville headquarters of the Newport News & Mississippi Valley railroad and one of the most prominent railroad ' men in the state. I*wli Famont Probably Xnntervd. ' INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 88. —Th« body, of Lewis Parsons with'the throat cut and .the bead battered up waa , found near the railroad tracks SatW' day morning by tramps. A bloody knife was in the band, but everything pointed to murder and John Huyhea and Christopher Baker, ex-convict*, were arrested Saturday night for th* crime. They were the last men seen with Parsons. Tax Law Declared Valid. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 28.—The supreme court Saturday decided in favor of the state of Indiana in the Big Font and other railroad tax cases. It was held that the assessment of railroad property by the state board of tax commissioners was open to no constitutional objection, and the supreme court sustained the Indiana court Justices liarlan and Brown dissented, County Treasurer Convicted. ATTICA, Ind., May 28.—The trial of Augustus Cronkhite, the Warren county treasurer who defaulted for'806,000. in January, 1893, and was captured at Los Angeles, Cal_, a few weeks ago. closed at Williamsport Saturday, the jury returning a-verdict of guilty and fixing the sentence at three yean in the penitentiary. Dry Day at Fort Wayne. FORT WAYNK, Ind., May 23.—Tha new board of safety Sunday Issued an order to patrolmen to enforce rigidly the saloon-closing law, and for th* first time In years Fort Wayne was an absolutely dry town. Yellow Fever "Rio JJUVBIBO, May 28.— The yellow fever, which has been epidemic here during the past • three months, is now decreasing both in the number of .cases and in virulence. . % ' ' Cholera In China. SAN FBANCHCO, May 38.— The steamer City of Peking- has arrived from the beient, brlnjfinjf news of m cholera epidemic at Canton Many death* are oo eorrlur dalbu Death of a HUtorlaa. PEfiu, Ind.. May 38.—John A. Grav- ham, historian, one of the trainers ot the state constitution and one of th* earliest editors, a prominent citiaen and widely known, died Sunday morning. Hallatorm Strike* Bourbon. BOURBON. Ind., May 28.—A sew* rain and hailstorm visited this place Saturday afternoon. The rain fell in torrents, mingled with hailstones large enough to damage vegetation. Olun Work* Are Running. KOKOMO, Ind., May 28.—The report sent out from Elwood that the Diamond Plato Glass company had closed iU factories at Elwood and Kokomo in without foundation. Grocery Finn AMbrni. HuNTlNOTOSf, Ind.,-May S8.—Th* O'Laughlin '& McCauley grocery firm has assigned. Assets and liabilities • not large. Struck by a Saw. COLUMBIA CITV, Ind., May 28.— Charles Prescott was struck by a saw in a sawmill near here and instantly .. killed. Hanged Hlmwlf. PERU, Ind., May 38.—John Morris, of Converse, this county, handed hinuMll Sunday while despondent. Killed In a Bnnaway. KOKOMO, Ind., May S8.—Solomon O»born, an old soldier, was killed in • runaway in this eity- XIIM bjr UfMalay, Mwrom, tad., May »•-* Howard WM kilted bjlWWnlaw •»«•**

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