Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 29, 1890 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, April 29, 1890
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THE DAILY JOURNAL VOL. XV. LOGANSPORT, INWANA. TUESDAY VI Oil .\l.\G. APRIL 29. 18HO. NO. 101. TO-DAY, TO-MORROW and THURSDAY Wo will place on sale all of our light-weight Jersey and CLOTH JACKETS. They have been marked WAY DOWN to make a clean sweep of them within the next three days. Be on hand to obtain first choice. We promise you excellent value for your money. W I L E R & W I S E , 315 Fourth Street, Bee Hive Dry Goods House. SAIL IN AND SEE US! THIS WEEK. We will give you a Ladies' Button Shoe for, $ 60 Ladies' patent top lace shoe for .... .... 1 00 Men's velvet slippers for.... .... .... 50 Men's Congress shoes for ... .... .... 1 25 Men's working shoes for .. -.... .... 1 00 Your pick out of the store of Puritan calf goods for 2 00 lace, Button, Congress, this week xmly. CHICAGO SHOE STORE, 403 Broadway, Logansport. Some Fancy Styles Trie New York Awaiting his Murderer, Doom. The Terrible Details of .Preparation for Execution Sy Electricity—Under the Law The Day \nrt Hour a Secret, but'it "Will Likely Occur Soon. Bj Telegraph to the Journal. AUBURN, N. Y., April 28.—The State prison at Auburn, where Kem- meler has been waiting since midnight on Sunday for his death by electricity, was built in 1816 and the own grew tip around it like trhe .loiup.B of tenantry around a great uanor house. It looks more like a mstle than a jail, and its top is surmounted by a trivial copper figure of a soldier in continental uniform, as inappropriate and as vain as the painted decorations on an iron safe. The copper soldier was typical today of the people of Auburn in their apathetic interest in what might be going on inside the stone walls over which he "has stood and kept guard for over half a century. The big prison has no interest to them; they' pass it by with the contempt of familiarity and it, has less consideration in their eyes than the Post-office and the Rail «IASI; HA LI,. at- OF EN'S FOOTWEAR For this Spring. We would be glad to show them to you. WALKER & RAUGH, DEWENTER, The Hatter, QUEALY'S OLD STAND, Two Doors South of Our Old Room. ivay Sta'ion which it faces. So they went about their business to-day as unconcernedly as though the eyes of the whole country and of countries across the sea. were not turned on to it with morbid, human or scientific ifiterest. And while all of these people may wonder at the delay, very few seem to consider the effect it ujav have'on the murderer or to regard him in any other light than the subject of an experiment of great scientific interest. For the execution is but an experiment, and how successful the execution may be, was demonstrated to-day when Warden Durston explained and rehearsed the execution for the benefit of a few, a reporter of The United .Presn among them. Dr. A. P. Southwiesk, one of the State Commissioners who has experimented on over 10;) ariiiuals and has modeled over half a dozen chairs for use '^executing b\ electricity. He was shown the chair which IIMS finally been decided upon, the one constructed by Warden Durston himself, and of which he is very justly proud. He thought there was perhaps a superabundance of straps aud fastenings, but this is a matter of opinion. "I have killed in my experiments over a hundred dogs," said Dr. Southwick, by electricity, and I have never found it necessary to bind them. the only paraphernalia used being a bit between their teeth which was fastened to tbe muzzle and which with the saliva^ and mucrid S3cre- tions in the mouth formed a complete circuit when the necessary wires were attached. All X found needed to do was to attract the dogs attention by a word and then to turn on the current. As long as the current was prolonged the dog stood rigid as if he were frozen. The moment it was tiirned off he fell imp and unstrung. I believe that when this method of execution reaches its perfection there will be as little paraphernalia as I user! then; and that all these straps and bands will be clone away with." To show how quickly tbe victim of the experiment should be arranged in place for his taking off, one of the visitors was placed in the chair and the straps and head pieces wery placed over him. The time was vere brief. The chair itself is a strai«ht- bacued. la ge arm chair, with a movables head-rest, fashioned somewhat on the principle of the head-rest on a barber or dentist's chair. Over the top of the chair back is a wooden number "4" through' which passes the wire attached to the nap and which rests the victim's head. There are in all eight broad leather straps attached to the chair, all of which have to be fastened. Two of them fasten the body; one holds the electric, two fasten the arms; one passes over each wrist, and the seventh fastens the leather mask that fits under the chin and across the eyes, leaving the mouth and nostrils open to permit the condemned man to breathe for a minute or so at least before it is over. Kemmeler's most important recent act has been the making of bis will. He left the pitifully few things he owns to those whom he has been thrown with in prison. His. Bible went to Daniel McNaughton, his pions keeper, and the testament to Bill Wemple, the other watchman. He gave the "Pigs-in-CIover" with which he amuses himself, to Rev. Dr. Houghton and his slate to Mr. Yates, the prison chaplain. To Mrs. Durston he gave the primer from which he learned to read under her teaching, and bis little book of bible stories. There is absolutely nothing known as to when the electrieutio.n will take place, but it is popularly supposed that it will occur some time before Thursday morning. NKW YORK, April 28.— The tendances at the rest ective 'i>-day were as follows: National League: Brooklyn, 2.870; Hoston, '.3r,0: Pittsburg, 2flO; Cleveland, 1,400. Total: Total, , r >,920. Players League: Brooklyn,' 4,fi/jO; Boston, 3,«06; Pittsbui-g, 732; Buffalo. 2,100. Total, 11,478. JSTATIOWAL LHAOUK. At Boston — Boston, 0; New York, 2 Hits, Boston, 14;' New York, 7. Errors, Boston, 5; New York, 14. Bat eriea G-etzein and Bardie; Shar- I'ott and O'Rourke. Umnir-. McDermott. At Brooklyn — Philadelphia, o: Brooklyn, 10. Hits. 'Philadelphia, 3; Brooklyn, 10. Errors' Philadelphia. 4; Brooklyn, 2 Butteries, Vickery and Clements; flarnthprs and Clark. Umpires, West and Pike. At Cleveland— Cleveland, 4; Chicago, 5. Hits— Cleveland, G; Chicago, 9. Errors — Cleveland, 1; Chicago. 3. Batteries — Beatiii and Ziumier; Sullivan and Laure. Umpire, Me- Quaid. AtPittsburg — Pittsburg, 6; Cincinnati, 2. Hits— Pitteburg, 10; Cincinnati, 0. Errors — Pittsburg. 0; Ciu- "'irimiti, G. Batteries — Sowders and Miller; Duryea and Keenan. Umpire liuenarias, BROTHERHOOD LEAGUE. At Boston — Boston, 6; New York, 1. Him— Boston. 10; New York, 2.— Errors, Boston, 1; New York, 8. Batteries — Radbourneaud Kiule.y; Keefe and E.wing. Umpires, Graffney and Barnes At Brooklyn— Brookly, 3;Philadel- poia, 1. Hits — Brooklyn, 9; Philadelphia, 7. Errors — Brooklyn, 3; Philadelphia, 8. Batteries — Wey- hingand Kislow; Kelly and Milligan. Umpires, Ferguson aud Holbert. At Buffalo— Buffalo, 4; Chicago 12. Hits— Buffalo, 7; Cbic-ago, lo. Errors — Buffalo, S; Chic igo, 2. Batteries — Haddock and Mauk; King and Bo\le. Umpires, Knight and Joues. ' At Pittsliurg— Pittt-burg, 15; Cleveland, IS; Cleveland, 10. H'ts— Pittsburg, 3; Cleveland, 8. Batteri-s — Maul and Carroll; Gruber and Brennan. Umpires, Gunning aud Matthews. WASHINGTON NEWS. The Correct System for the Mississippi River. Discussed in th« Senate, Jetties or Outlets in Question. Eacli 1ms iailed to Accomplish Desired Results. Minor Matters Considered in The House. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION GAMES. At Rochester—Rochester. 5; Brooklyn, 1. Hits—Rochester, 7; Brook- Ij-ii, 8. Errors—Rochester. 3; Brooklyn. 4. Batteries—Fitzgerald and Mr.Gruire: McCullongh aud Bowers. Umpire, Barnum. At. Syracuse—Syracuse, 1; Athletic, 2. Hits—Syracuse, 3; Arhlftie, 4. BrrorH—Syracuse, 3; Athletics,. 2. flatteries—Keefe and Brings; Uc- BJalion and Robiuson. Umpire, ESmslic. At Louisville—Toledo, 0; Louisville, 3. Hits, Toledo, S; Louisville, 7. Errors, Toledo 1, Louisville, 0. Batteries. Healy and Rulers Stratton arid Ryan. Umpire O'Dca, At St. Louis—dt. Louis, 9; Columbus, 8. Hits, St. Louis, 1U; Colum bus, 17. Errors. St. Louis, 5; Columbus, 17. Batteries, Chambfrlaiu and Erie; Easton and O'Connor. Umpire, Conuell. A FATAL WJXKCK. Air Brakes Bretilijancl a Train Baslics Into a Depot—A Theatrical UVrty Injui'cd—One 14>U«-d. By Telegraph to the Journal. BALTIMORE:, Md., April 28. — A Stauutoii (Va.) special says: At 3 p. m. to-day the express train of the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad for Washington was descending- a heavy grade a mile west of Stauutou when the brake rod of the engine fell, the air brake was rendered useless, and the wild train rushed into Stauuton at. eighty miles an hour, tearing away tlie depot rouf. The Pullman sleeper left the track and was thrown on its side. In it were fifteen members of the "Pf-url of Pekiii" troupe, en route to Baltimore, announced to play here tonight. Miss Myrtle Knott, a member of"he company, was killed, and Miss Edith Miller had a Ifg broker). Mrs. Edward Webb, Edward Ste- venSf Miss Bertha fisher, Louis Harrison and Miss lone Dunham, all escaped with slight cuts and bruises. Outside of the theatrical company the injured were: W. P. Kilpatrick, lumber merchant, New 5fork, I^K severely torn; I*. M. Slouiau, commercial traveler, Cincinnati, bruised. The car took fire, but the flames were put out by citizens. Minister llyan's Banq.nct. Bj Telegraph to the Journal. CITY OF MEXICO, April 28.jrU. S. Minister Ryan entertained D. O. Mills and party of New York at dinner yesterday. Among the fourteen guests were Ignacio Masha, Minister of Foreign Affairs-, the Russian Minister, Baron Rosser and the Baroness. The menu and appointments were never surpassed by the Trivoli San Cosuie, the Delmouico of Mexico. A Chicago Fire. B? Telesrnph to the Journal. CHICAGO, III., April 28.—Fire which started in the warehouse of Dibkinson Bros. & King at. Market ana Jackson s reets, at 0:30 o'clock this evening, destroyed the north hatfof the buildinir. and caused a loss of »bout $40,000. Fully insured. By Tslcgmph to the Journal. SKNATK. WASHINGTON, D. C. April 38.— In " connection with the presentation of a memorial in relation to the Mississippi river a discussion sprung up in tne Senate and was participated in by many senators. The point turning on the question whether the jetty system or the outlet system was the correct one, or whether there should not be a combination of the two. Mr. Vest ttuve it as his opinion that the two systems could not stand together, and that. Congress should adopt the one system or the other. Mr. Fryc, Chairman of tlie Committee on Commerce spoke of a hearing which (hat committee had jjiven last Thursday to the friends of the outlet system, and said that it had left his mind in greater confusion than ever. The friends of the outlet system had taken the ground very strongly, that the levee system, had raised the bed of the river and was continually raisinjr-it and that the outlet system •was the only way to relieve the river. He had n«t now the remotest idea what ought to be done on the subject. Mr Reagan said that in vestigation had convinced him that the levee system was a, failure; as it had proved to be on the Yellow River of China. Mr. Berry said that every engineer, except one perhaps, who had anything to do with the river had reported that the levee sys'em was the only true system. Mr. Wa'shtiurn was frank to say that he was in doubt on the subject. The results that had been anticipated from the levee system had certainly not been realized. It seemed to hiiii it would be unwise for Congress to proceed further until it knew more. Mr. Harris suggested the appointment ot a commission of scientists to be charged with the duty of a thorough investigation of the subject. Mr. Paddock suggested that the hearings on the subject, began in the last Congress, be renewed. Mr. Bust/is, Mr. Hawley and Mr. WalthalL defended the levee system, though Mr. Hawley said he believed a combination of the two systems would be successful. Mr. Vest asked what would be the effect of the Lake Borgne outlet on the Mississippi jetties. Mr. \Valthall replied that there WHS no doubt that the river below Lake Borgne outlet would shoal just as it had shoaled a few years ago below the Bennett Carre crevasso and the Belle crevasse; anrl that the whole theory of the Bads system would be defeated. Mr. Gibson said that in spite of the Atchafalay outlet the river was higher than it ever had been. After further discussion, morning business was resumed and at its conclusion the land forfeiture bill was taken up, the pending question being Mr DalTs amendment relative to railroad lands in Florida. Mr. i'asco and Mr. Dolph opposed the amendment. The bill finally went over'without action. Senate bill to incorporate the society of the Sons of the American Revolution was considered, and was still pending at 5:15 p. ui., when the Senate adjourned. HOUSE. WASHlNGTOlf, D. C., April 28.—On motion of M-. Sherman, (New York), Saturday, May 10, at 4 o'clock was fixed as the time for paying tribute to the memory of the late David Wilber, of New York. The conference report on tbe Fremont, Nebraska, puolio building bill was reported by Mr. Wilken, of Maine, and was agreed to. The limit of cost is $80,000. The Speaker laid before the House the bill to all->w Ogden. Utah, to increase its indebtednew. Refer- ed to the committee on territories. _ The legislative executive and judicial appropriation bill was passed without division. The House then went into committee of the whole iMr. Burrows, of Michigan, m the chair) on bills relating to the district of Columbia. The pending bill was that for the establishment of the Rock Creek Park and after some discussion it was laid aside with a favorable recommendation. After rli^cussing other District business the committee rose and the Rock Creek Park bill was defeated, yeas, 68- navB, 88 Mr Hemphill (S-C.) voted in the negative in order to move a reconsideration. The House then at 6:15 p. m. adjourned. FOR INSPECTION OP MEAT. WASHINGTON, D. C., April 28.—Mr. Punston, from the House Committee OB Agriculture, to-day reported to the House favorbly the Senate bill providing for an inspection of meats; for exportation, prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles of food and drink, with an amendment including drugs, and authorizing the President to make proclamation in certain cases. Accompanying the bill \K a report setting forth the views of the committee on the subject. The report says that a number of foreign governments have made restrictions which prevent the importation of our products upon the allegations that they bring over trichinae. While the committee do not believe such allegations have any foundation in fact and they have no knowledge of tb« existence of trichinae in the pork products of this country resting under the ban of condemnation aud therefore believe it is their duty to use every measure in their power to relieve it of such condemnation which if done will add at least fifty millions of dollars of meats to the exports of this country. The provisions of the bill require the inspection of meats only when intended for exportation to countries the governments of which require such inspection, or whenever any buyer, seller or exporter shall request it. OM '.TltlAi, For Attempting to Slowly P«!«H»n Her «tei>-8on With Cretan Oil. By Telegraph to the Journal. MouifT HOLLY, N. J., April 28.— The trial of Mrs. Carrie Vandergrift for attempting to slowly poison her stepson, Frank Norman, to death, by administering croton oil in his food, with the alleged object of obtaining insurance money on his life, was begun here to-day. The cage excites great interest, and people have come in from all the surrounding country to be present in court. Dr. Hull, the physician who attended young Norman, -was the only witness to-day. He testified .that when he called in he found Norman feeble and emaciated, and despite all medical treatment the youth grew rapidly worse. Dr. Hull finally decided from what he saw and heard at the house that something was wrong. He openly accused Mrs. Vandergrift of administering eroton oil and told her she ought to ba in jail, tine did not deny tbe charge, even when Dr. Hull went further and accused her of bavins* poisoned her husband. She merely secured another physician and threatened to arrest Dr. Hull for defamation of character. Adjourned. 1TTBTAKTI/V KIM.EI>. A Mine Accident Keonlts in the Beat* of One Mam and The lujnrintr of Two Others. By Telegraph to the Journal. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.,- April 28.—A special to the Tribune from Bntte, Montana, says; At 3 o'clock this af- teruo.on Patrick Murphy, a miner working iu the Mountain consolidated mine in this city, was instanlly killed aud George Little a«id Thos. Bray, two coniiades were seriously injured. The three were riding down the shaft on a cage loaded with timbers and vrhen about fottr hundred feet from the surface. one of the -timbers slipped and caught on the timbers of the shaft. The cage was going at a terrific speed and the entangled timber swept the sage with irresistible force. Murphy was struck across the abdomen, nearly cutting him in two, and killing him instantly. Little was knocked from the cage but managed to catch upon the sides and hung with sufficient strength to keep'him from falling to the bottom of the shaft. Bray received a severe wound on the head but it is thought both he and Tattle will eventually recover. Murphy leaves a widow and seven small children. SCHOOL HOUSE BURXED. Fifty Cnildren Well Drilled Oat Through Fiauie and Smoke. Bj Telegraph to tbe Journal. AUSTIN, Minn., April 28.-Fifty children narrowly escaped being burned to death in the Austin high school to-day. The building caught fire while school was in session, and, fanned by a grale of wind, the flame* spread-rapidly. Tbe pupils escaped owing, to the fine drill in which the school has been trained. They marched through the smoke-filled halls with military precision and reached the ground in safety. .The school building was entirely destroyed. Loss, $50,000; insurance, $17,600. Arrested for Bobbins th-! Mails. By T«legraph to tlie Journal. BUFFALO, N. Y., April 28.—W. W. Allen, Superintendent-- of Mails in Buffalo postoffice, was arrested to day charged with robbing the mails. It is supposed that he has been connected with the robberies that hare made the Buffalo office notorious throughout the land. He ia on expert mail man, and has been in th« service 25 years.

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