Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on September 29, 1892 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, September 29, 1892
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LQGMSPQRT."INDIANA. THURSDAY MORNHNJ.'SEPT. 29 1892 Everjthing that is Choice and Beautiful ID New Fall'Dress Goods NO. 134. STEtJCEBYATBAIST SUITABLE TRIMMINGS And Outside Wraps. IN ENDLESS VARIETY. Now on Exhibition and for sale at most Moderate Prices. AT- -^ Three Men Killed in an Accident oh the Vandalia Eoad, IlUriois and >Tew Two Brothers, an Engineer and Fire man,'Perish in a Disaster in Alabama. WILER &, WISE. 315 Fourth Street. BARN OR MAKE REPAIRS? See Thompson Lumber Co. They will take your Contract to complete your work at lowest prices. Sixth and High Street THE PROGRESS. Manhattan The Progress, MILLER & GHROTY, HflTS. TheProgress. The Progress. THE'EE, Liyss. LOST. _ST. Louis, Sept. £8.—Three men were killed, and three seriously injured in a wreck on the Vandalia line near Greenville, .111., Tuesday evening. The west-bound .express, due here 7:43, dashed into a hand car' on which were six section men and hurled it from the track. Three of the men were instantly killed and. the others seriously injured. The accident is attributed to the fact that a sharp curve prevented the handcar >eingseen.by the engineer until too ate to stop his train. The names of he dead and injured ; are not yet ob- .ainable. Died at Their Posts. OPELIKA, Ala., Sept. 2S.—A terrible wreck occurr.C;d on the Western railway f Alabama ; fat;2;o'clock Tuesday morn- ng. _ On a -little' trestle 1 mile from pelika, a passenger, .-train, from Montomery due in '.Atlanta-, 1 Ga.,'at' 0:30 a. m., collided;with twaloos'e freight cars .running 50 m-iles--an hour. The engine,tender, baggage-and mail canrand one passenger coach together with the two freight cars, vleaded^ with ^merchandise jumped, the^teack; :aud tumbled over a steep embankment-into a- ? stream below. ..'..,. . ... , .-!,:• •..-. • /,. .;.- .JThe.Victims. , Lou,. C..,.,Willis;.-fthe-.: engineer,' and Thomas W. Willis,.-,his brother, the fireman, were killedv. Six-other persons were .badly.huct.-:,..Company: Surgeons Wood and : Andrews,- of Montgomery, arrived on-a special train and bandaged the wounds of the injured, all of whom are reported.doing well so far. • -, Contradictory Keports. It is hard to.-get at the exact canse of the disaster, 'several contradictory reports being,in circulation. The most reliable and authentic'-is that of Conductor Wood, of a freight train which preceded the passenger to Opelika. ,He was making up his train ia the yards at Opelika. Eleven, cars were on the cotton compress side track and the main line switch in some way slipped or was left open. He then went to the upper end of the yard to deliver 3. freight car, and by some means two of the cars left on the side track commenced .to,, oscillate. At each revolution of the wheels they went faster and faster, and by the time they reached the main line were running at a terrific speed. ^They met the passenger train just as it was crossing the trestle' at the rate -of 25 miles an hour, causing the disaster. Just, who is to blame <:an°not be ascertained.. It will be at least three days before the debris can be cleared away and trains running. The loss to the company in rolling stock alone is estimated at 5125,000. A number of mail pouches were burned, among them two packages from New Orleans said to contain S2,000 in money consigned to Atlanta. Two Brothers Killed. The bodies of Lou and Tom Willis were brought to Opelika and carried o an undertaking establishment The engineer evidently reversed his engine and attempted to jump, but was too late. He was killed instantly. Both bodies were badly mutilated. The engine fell'on Tom Willis and his right arm had to be amputated before his body could be removed from the debris. He was conscious when assistance reached him and begged, in his agony, to be taken out. When told that they could do nothing for him on account of-his arm, which was hanging to his shoulder, by threads of skin, being pinned down by a wheel, he asked that it be cut off and it was done. He died a hero's death. He was conscious for a few minutes after being taken from the wreck and .-begged to be covered up, exclaiming just before he died: "My God, this is terrible;. Please cover me York Officials After tho Reailing Coal CoinWnc. CHICAGO, Sept. 23.— The second legal assault upon the Beading combine made in this city was commenced Tuesday. State's Attorney Longenecker filed an information in the circuit court seeking to restrain the Philadelphia and Beading Coal &. Iron Company from, selling anthracite coal in Cook county, on the ground that the defendants maintain an unlawful combination , ; w,hich is about to fix, regulate and advance the price of coal, regardless of the demand or amount to be purchased . or consumed, in violation of the state laws and to the damage of the people of the county of Cook of over §100,000. Owing to the illegal combination the price of coal is raised from month to month in Coak county, and under. 'an agreement all of the agents or persons who purchase anthracite coal from any one of their several offices must contract to sell at such prices as have been or may be fixed by the trust. NEW YOKK, Sept. 28.— The senate committee which has bcca investigating the Reading railway coal combine has adopted a report which deals a telling blow against the combine. Senator Sexton moved that the attorney general of the state be instructed to take such action as is 'necessary to annul the charters of such railroad corporations in the state of New York and to annul the leases of such foreiga corporations as have joined with the Phil-' • adelphia & Reading Railroad .Company in- a manner that controls production and^ sale of anthracite coal. The motion was concurred in and .the attorney -general will be notified to begin proceedings at cnce. This .action will be. similar to that .takan by the attorney g-cneral of New Jersey, .which resulted' in Chancellor McGill forcing the Central railroad of New Jersey to abandon the combine. If a similar decision is rendered in New. York it is believed that the attorney general of Pennsylvania will make a like movement and that the. coal trust will be effectually broken. . A CLOUDBUEST. A Furious Storm Visits the Town of Brunswick, Ga, Streets and Houses Flooded, and Cars Washed from the Track- Traveling Around in Boats. UXDEB WATER. BRUNSWICK, Ga., Sept 28.—Brunswick was visited Tuesday morning by a cloudburst and a terrible electric .storm that damaged 520,000 worth of property, filled Newcastle, Mansfield, Bay Union, Oglethorpe and Grant streets with water 4 feet deep, penned the citizens in their homes and stores, and threatened to inundate an entire block of three-story brick houses. Lightning struck the Oglethorpe hotel damaging it S150. Immediately after this stroke the cloudburst fell and in ten minutes the streets were a foot deep in water. Eain fell in such torrents, the sky was so dark, the wind so fierce and driving that every store was closed. Two street cars attempted to get back to the stables, but floated off the track, the drivers cutting the mules loq_se and landing themselves as best they could. The lumber yards had lumber drifting away in stacks. Railroad tracks were washed up in the city and cars overturned. In Hell's Half Acre nine barrooms and several dance halls, barber shops and billiard saloo'ns are under water. The occupants of stores and offices on Newcastle street, from Mansfield to Monk, go to their business in boats or teams. A WELL-KNOWN JURIST GONE. PRESENTS FOR TflE BOYS. Tte Progress. TAILOR MADE CLOTHING THE PROGRESS. THE PROGRESS. STRICTLY ONE PRICE. L. C. Willis was SS years of age, and leaves a widow.and seven children, living in Montgomery. He had been au engineer on ^the road since 1875. He was a member of the Brotherhood 01 Locomotive Engineers.- and carried §3,000 life insurance in that order. HL brother Tom was"33" years old, unmarried, and had been firing- on the road sis years. Voted to Indict Him. CHICAGO, Sept 2&—The grand jury reached a vote on the McDonald-Woodman alleged bribery case about 1 o'clock p. m., and decided to find a true bill against Michael C. McDonald for attempting to bribe Police Justice Charles Woodman to render a favorable decision in the cases of the Garfield park employes arrested by the police. Mrs. Harrison Improving. WASHIXGTOX, Sept 2S-—It is said at ;he white house that Mrs. Harrison lad the best night's rest Tuesday night ,hat she has -bad since her return to Washington last Wednesday. GSImore Buried. NEW YORK, Sept. 2S.—The funeral of P. S, GUmore, which took-place at 11 a- m., was -attended by an' immense conconrse of friends and admirers of the famous bandmaster. "JIM" CUMMINGS" FREE. Tho Xoted Express Robber JRoleascd from. tho Missouri Penitentiary.' KANSAS Cm-, Mo., Sept-SS.— A tall, well-favored young man about 30 years of age, was in Kansas City Tuesday shaking hands with many old friends.: The young man was Frederick Whitrock, • "the most famous' of all express robbers," • as .he named himself. Whit-" rock is better known as "Jim Cum- mi'ngs," and Monday he'ended a term in thf .penitentiary for one of the boldest aim most notable express robberies ever committed in Missouri [The-*- robbery of which Whltroclt was 'the authoHattracted widespread attention riot alone on account of its boldness, but by the singular defense of Express -Messlnger Fotherlngbam, who was originally charged'with the steal through a series of letters' written by the real • robber and signed "Jim Cumminjjs." Whitroek was too conscientious to see Foth- erragham convicted of a crime of which'he was .not guilty, and he wrote letters from all parts of the country, all of them, full of hum'oC, Latin, and quaint phrases, Whitroek stolo-SSPjOQO, J53.000 of which was In cash. The robbery occurred on the Iron Mountain railroad. Whitroek got Into the car through a forged order from the Wells-Farg-o Company giving him permission to ride with the messenger. The messenger had a valuable night run. The car pulled out of the St Louis Union depot with Fother- Ingham and Whitrock, who was passing as a furloughed messenger, In the car. After the train proceeded a few miles WWtrock overpowered Fotheringham, bound and gagged him and after forcing his victim, to open the safe he robbed It, Fotheringham's story was cot belloved, and be was thrown into jail on the advice of Robert Plnkerton. Then the letters from "Jim Cummlnga" began to arrive in St Louis. At first they were regarded as the worK of a crank, but as the correspondence progressed "Jim Cummlngs'" knowledge of the situation became authoritative and the detectives followed thoJr trail. The flrst letter came from Topeka. He was finally arrested in Chicago. -Whltrock had formerly kept a coal yard In Chicago. After his arrest he promised to give up the money if 11,500 that .he had used in paying off a mortgage on hia mother's homo at Leavetworth would not be touched. This was agreed to. He claimed that tho necdol the money for that purpose prompted the robbery. Whitrock made a model prisoner at Jefferson City.J Suddcu Death in New York of Theodoro "W. Uarnntt, of I ^NEW.YOBK, Sept. SS.—Ex-Judge Theodore W. Bar-nett, of Indiana, died suddenly of apoplexy at 1 o'clock a. m- in his room at the Sinclair house, corner of Eighth street and Broadway. He was S4 years old, well-known all over the country. In 1848 he -was sent by the United States government on an important mission . to Mexico. Some time after he was elected a judge- in Indianapolis. In his time he was one of the best known lawyers in the country, and for a number of years was the confidential adviser of -S.;-- T .<I/j;,- <? "M; ' :'J3arioTP. In 1870' he was editor of Frank Leslie's Weekly, and during- the war was a circuit judge in West Virginia, The ex-judge was an intimate friend of President John- sou, and for years had done considerable literary work. Mr.'Barnett was .formerly United.States consul at To- ; ronto. He was a. close friend of ex• Secretary of State Evarts. . The ex-judge came to the Sinclair house on Monday last He had been .living in Fordham for the past few years. About midnight he was taken ill and dieij within an hour. The body was identified by George Francis Train. Seized by the Russian's. POET TOWXSEXD, Wash., Sept. 2S.— Tuesday evening- the schooner George R. White, of La Connor, arrived from Copper island. She spoke to the schooners Walter Earl, of Victoria, and Mary Bell, of Victoria, off the Russian coast. They reported that the Russians had seized four British and two American sealers. A Russian man of war boarded the schooner'Eate and Ann, of Portland, and after taking- all the sealskins ordered the vessel to leave the sea. Robbed and aittrdflrei PERTH, Ont., Sept 2S.—The body, of George Bruce Mitchell, a hardware merchant of St Lonis, Mo., was found Tuesday night in a ditch alongside the railway track jiear the. station here. There was a large cut on his forehead. It is supposed that he was-robbed and murdered. He was on a visit to his father and mother who lived here. Tfclrty-One Cottages Bura-ed. _ r OELEA^-S, Sept 2S.—Fire Tuesday night destroyed thirty-one small cottages on Rosseau, Sti Andrew, and Adelle streets. The "loss is" esti-. mated at 850,000. r™ FOR THE RED Measures to Bo Taken to Alake Indians Sclf*S u pportlti g, WASHINGTON, Sept 28.—The annual report of Thomas J. Morgan, commissioner of Indian affairs, notes a continuance of the policy of allotting lands to the Indians as individuals and of treating them as future citizens of the United States. Eventually, the commissioner thinks, the •agency system will be destroyed and also, the Indian bureau. He disapproves of the detail of army officers to take charge of the Indian agencies. He says that in the education of the Indians and the allotment of lands to them considerable progress has been made during the year. Special mention is made of the various measures taken during- the year to make the Indians self-supporting, and a gradual reduction of the issue of rations to them is recommended: HE IS PEST PROOF. Stanhope Leaves tho Cholera Honplta) Near Hambnrg to Go Into Quarantine - for a Few Days. XEW YOEK, Sept 2&—The Herald publishes the following under date of September 27, from- Stanhope, its correspondent -who has been braving the terrors of the cholera hospital near Hamburg: .."I have shed my white uniform and ten pounds of corporeal weight, and have now three days In which to reflect upon the events of the post week. I am quarantined, severely quarantined, under strict observance As I have eovm so am I reaping. I took every measure to become Infected with cholera Bacilli, and . Prof. Sumpf is now taking every -.means to eradicate, all' cholera microbes from my person. If I get-cholera he wishes, tne near him. His orders are complete isolation; meals to be served !nmy room; no! a single visitor to be allowed me: conflneinenl in the- same room with a bath of strong subll- oate;: a total sod entire change of clothes, ua- fier and over." An Interesting Batch of Telegrania from Various Localities. Almost Cut His Victim to Plcccfu BRAZIL, Ind.. Sept 2S. -Tuesday- evening' John Shields and Ed WoM- ridR-e. cousins, had started for a neigbr- bor's house near by, \vhen over a trivial dispute Shields drew a-' large knife -from his pocket and sank it in his cousin's body below ther right shoulderblade. The bloxr was so terrific that when the blade-" struck a rib it broke, leaving- two inches of steel in his body. The yoxing man begged his assailant piteously not to kill him, but without avail. • as Shields continued slashing- with, ti« broken knife until he had almost cut his victim to pieces. Woldridge's screams- for help attracted a farmhand who waa. walking- near by and he hastened to the scene. Shields fiedjeavinghis victim lying- in a pool of blood.Be was taken home. by the farmhand. His recovery is impossible. The would-be murderer came from Iowa about a year ago. and has been in several rows since his arrival here. Election Marshals In Indiana Chosen. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 23.— The following-is the list of-election marshals appointed, one from each congressional district, whose duty it is to collect the votes for president"and vice president and bring them to tlic electoral colleg-e here. They are: First, John Chewning, Hock-' port; Second, Jones Moynyhan Leipsic; Third, 'W. jr. ' Foster Scottsburg-.; Fourth, W, J. lle-iley' ' Kushville; Fifth, G. R. William's! Grecncastlc; Sixth, W. A. Brown, Newcastle; Seventh, W. S. .Montgomery Greenfield; Eighth, Charles V. Me- ' Adams, Williamsport; Ninth. Samuel Busseli, Noblesville; Tenth. L. A. Higg-inbotham, Delphi; Eleventh, k S. . Peterson, Dccatur; Twelfth. George Alexander, Keadallville; Thirteenth, a ' M. Daugherty, Valparaiso. Fort Wayne Road Uontcn. VAX.PABAISO, Ind., Sept. 23.—A decision was rendered Tuesday by Justice Hawkins against the Fort Wayne, road in a peculiar case. For ' three years a law has been; in existence that railroads in Indiana, must have a blackboard used for a train bulletin in each passenger depot at any , station- ' where there is a telegraph office. Tho Fort Wayne company placed Us Valparaiso train bulletin at the telegraph ' tower, about 100 feet from the paisen- ger depot Passengers have been Tin- • , able to find out when trains left, either from the,blackboard or the Fort Wayne' company's employes; - therefore complaint was made to the prosecuting attorney, and'he brought action before. Justice Hawkins. : •Racing at Terro Haute. TEISBE HAOTE, Ind., Sept. SS.—Nothing phenomenal marked the first appearance of the circuit campaigner* ' here Tuesday afternoon, but the mile* w ere all fast enough to show that the ~ track is in fine shape. The summaries- 2:20 class, trotting, purse S!,000-Greenle«j. first, Florida second, Garae.t Laird; time, 2:16JJ, ,,r 2 /,! 5 class ' Pao^S' Purse 11,000-Winslow Wilkee flrst, Storm second, Hupoo third; tfnm Burglar* Put in H. Rosy Day. BRAZIL, -Ind., Sept. 28.—-A gang of burglars Monday night broke into th« , houses of Recorder Gilfillan, Prosecuting Attorney A. F. Homer, B. P. Ki-uwras, Neal Lork and others. Three masked men entered a farm house near here Tuesday and after ordering th« farmer's wife to hold up her hands ' ransacked the place. , ., ,. 28. ~ The races Tuesday resulted as follows: Yearling class,, trotting, purse-»,000, half- mile heaw-S. V. White won, Eda S. second. Heather Belle, ttlrd; best time, l.'lfljf 2:40 class, trotting, purse BOO-Koksrae Ola- tanced the Held in the second neat; best time. Humming, 5 furlong dash—Ban Bov won. Moses second, LonghUJ, third; best time, 1:03. Twenty-One Years for Incest. IOTIAXAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. SS,—George Fulz was convicted by a criminal conrt jury Tuesday and sentenced to twenty-one years in the penitentiary, for incest. His little daughter, 0 years of age, was the principal witness" against him. Wreck. . f g^ 03 _ Big Four had a costly freight wreck sis miles east of here Monday night. A bridge gave -way and four car* heavily laden immediately following the engine went crashing through the hole. Death of William, CEDAJB RAPIDS, Ia_ r Sept 2S. —Wfl- iam Dwigan, smallest member..- of_ the masonic fraternity known, being- only 6 inches high, died suddenly at his Lome in Sheilaborg-. ^_^, ^1 '. f ureeieys DTTBUQUE, la., Kept 28.—Two train loads of excursionists passed west over the Illinois Central They are fanners - from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, destined to western. Iowa and Nebraska to settle on cheaper lands. Their Steal of Ueatli. - PABIS, Sept 28.—Twelve persons have died atJAngoBleme from the effects .of eating what they supposed to be mushrooms. Many other persons who partook of the supposed mushrooms are •still suffering-. Through a Bridge. Four WATITE, Ind., Sept. 28.—A. Shore engine attached to the northbound local freight went through a bridge Wednesday morning, completely wrecking the structure and piling several cars en top of the wreck. Crop OnUook- X, Sept 2S.--U he weather crop bulletin issued Tu3sa._j by the' weather bureau says for J;j~i;.Dar "Wheat seeding nearly cnmpiutcd; c^-ii, ripening rapM'r —-.•••.• ;>„,. fj. oal ' frost." His TVlTc. DatlrHtCT and Hlmieit. PATEBSOS, N. J.. Sept 28.—Frederick, Mellenburg murdered his wife mod wounded his daughter in thi« city TM» day. Bod then committed stridde.

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