Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 5, 1892 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, October 5, 1892
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, WEDNESDAY MOBNING. OCT. 5. NO. 139. AGAIN WE ARE AT THE THRESHOLD KEPT HIS WOKD. A Member of a Suicide Club Fulfills His Pledge. For No Other Known Cause Thar, That He Had Sworn to Do So, He Takes His Own Life. Our preparations for a complete assortment of Ladies, Misses and Childrens' Cloaks and Fur garments have been made on the grandest scale. We are now ready with our entire new stock to give you all this A Grand Exhibition of Cloaks and Furs at prices that will astonish you. At the HIVE. WILER & WISE. 31? Fourth Street. THE PROGRESS Manhattan Starts, Tie Progress. MILLER & GHROTY, The Progress. The Progress. PRESENTS FOR THE BOYS. TAILOR MADE CLOTHING. THE PROGRESS. THE2PROGRESS. STRICTLY ONE PRICE. The Progress Real Estate Convention. BUFFALO', N.:Y., Oct. 4.—The second congress of the ^National Real Estate association was called to order here at 11 a, m. President Henry S. J3.H1, of the Buffalo , Real Estate .exchange, called the congress to order. ".Atthis time about -JOO delegates were present. Gov. Flower delivered, .an. interesting address. .. : -S - ' : President Weiil in bis" annual address reviewed the work accomplished since the Nashville meeting and spoke of the importance. of the association to the realty interests-of ..the. country. He recommended the passage by the states of uniform laws bearirig-on real estate. He also urged the association to take up the question of better-country roads. More Aoitrlan-Consiiiates. VIESXA, Oct 4.—CountlEalnoky, the imperial prime minister, has promised to insert in the next'budget' credits for the establishment of Austrian consulates in various American cities. Austria already-Iras- consulates at Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Galveston, Milwaukee, Mobile, Ivew York, 2s ew Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San ;'Fran<*iseo, St. Louis. Charleston, S^orfolfc Pensacola and Savannah. PLEDGED TO SKLF-ilUBDEH. , YORK, Oct. 4.—J. Barlow Moorhead, aged 21 years, reputed to be worth half a million dollars,- and recently a patient at a drink-cure establishment, committed suicide Monday by shooting himself through the heart at a boarding house. Moorhead was the manager and financial backer of the play "Young America," The play was soon to have been produced at Philadelphia. ', The young man's father is Charles n. Moorhead, who resides at Bridgeton, JS T . J. The young man made several trips around the world and managed a theatrical company in Europe. Young Moorhead spent six months at the Keeley institute at Philadelphia and was discharged as cured. He told a friend that if he ever touched liquor again he would blow out his brains. He returned to the drinking habit some weeks ago. He did not drink to excess. Belonged to a Suicide Clul). It has been established that Moor- hcad was a member of a suicide club, and that he ended his life to keep a pledge given there can be no doubt. Half a dozen letters addressed to friends and relatives were found in his •oom. One addressed to the coroner read: "I nave committed suicide as per club. Please pive verdict to such eCcst, ana oblige "J. B. MOOHE." "JT. B.—My proper name is J. B. Moorhead, or Philadelphia. J. L. Thomas, of Drcxel &' Co., is my uncle." Xo Other Canso for His Act. Actor Gaton says he heard the dead man speak of the Suicide club, but it was reserved for ISTestor Lennon, of the Black Crook company, who had spent the last night with .Moorhead, to explain the sensational portion of his letter. The actor said, that there was a Snicide club in this city to which he and Moorhead belonged, and the latter's death was due to an oath he had taken at the time of joining. The last week of the dead man, accordin"- to Lennon, had been spent in around of enjovment... At- 3:30 o'clock Monday morning, when lie parted company with the actor, Moorhead gave the former two diamond rings, asking him to retain them always. He then bade him good-by, saying he was going on a long journey. His friends know of no caiise'forhis act and are inclined to believe in his membership in the Suicide club. Kept His Oath, As nearly as could be gathered from Lennon's remarks on the subject vou Moorehead in some way incurred the "death penalty" and had four days in which to carry out the conditions imposed upon him. Then, at the last moment, the high chiefs,of the order concluded to give the young man a new lease of life, to-wit: a ten years' parole. But young Moorehead refused the proffered parole. True to his pledge and with no thought of a higher- -obligation he ended his young career by firing a. bullet into his heart. EGAN AT HOME. Oar Jlinist.-r to Chill Arrives in Nen- York—An Interview. rs'Ew YORK, Oct. *.—Patrick Egan, minister to Chili, was the first person' to walk down the gang-plank from the Pacific Mail steamer Newport when she reached her dock at 9:SO o'clock a. m. At the end of the gang-plank stood a number of representatives of different Irish societies, who were there to welcome the minister. To a reporter who saw him on the deck of the Newport Minister Egan said: "I left Mrs. Ecan and my cMldren in Santiago and shall probably be away from Uiem for several months, as I will stay in the United States until after the election. Tomorrow I shall go to Washington and pay my respects to President Harrison. I havo in my pocket the offlcial copy of the treaty sicned by me inth Don Isidero Errazuriz, Chilian minister of foreign affairs, providing for the settlement of all claims arising out of acts committed against the persons and property of citizens of this country by the civil or military authorities or Cuill. "I will not take an active pan in the campaign. I am simply on two moaths' leave of absence from the time of my arrival in the United States, for the purpose of attending to official affairs in Washington and enjoying a holiday. I will probably be at my home in Lin- coin, Neb., on election day and vote, "President Montt in a message to congress a short tinio nso recommended a reciprocity policy between Chili and her neighboring republics. Ho proposed 10 admit free of duty articles which did not compete with those produced in Cliih, and in turn the other countries were to aijmit : Chili's, agricultural products, of which she has a generous supply. This Is virtually an adoption or tne United States policy of reciprocity, although the message did not include our country. Fief erring to the charges made against him, Mr. Egan said: "I had my attention called to tho statements made by different persons. They were in substance that I w;is harassing the revolutionary party there in every way possible and supporting Bsilmaceda in every way I could. There is not, one panicle of truth in Mr. TrumbiiU's statements. He must have been laboring under a wrong impression, as the relations between him and me had until then been pleasant. I can say with- egotism that I have tho respect of the en- FROM HOOSIEEDOi: Bits of News of Especial interest, to Kesidents of Indiana. ^IceUnjj of tho friends. Ind., Oct. 4,— Allen Jay laid before the Indiana yearly meeting of Friends the fact that many roving: men and women, desiring 1 to studj- the Bible preparatory to becoming evangelists or ministers, were [iua.ncially unable to do so, $338 was raised and one-half of a.-year's rent secured for a, boarding house to be managed by -the authorities of Eartham college, in which institution, the Biblical class for their instruction is to be conducted. The Christian Endeavor Yearly Meeting: union showed three times its last year's strength. The oganization novv has 2,091 members in forty-one societies. The committee appointed last year to petition. boards of education to have the effects. of alcohol upon the human system . taug-ht in the public schools, reported..' the extent of their efforts. Pledges were given in regard to an indebtedness on their meeting- house in Indian territory. Thomas F. Morrow was appointed a yearly meeting trustee and Joseph G A. Goddard, Lette \V. Smith and Edward O. Elwood trustees o£ the representative meeting, which made appropriations as follows: Boolss and tract commiuee, 8200: committee on peace anil arbitration, PJOO: foreign missions, if I .MO: missionary board, S300; Bible schools,. flOO: ministry, 81,500; committee on Iutl!au affairs, Sifla; Portland meeting, $300; incidentals,. 52,005; total, 57,200. tire Chilian community. Out oi the Kace. BOISE CITY, Idaho, Oct. 4.—The Idaho democratic committee on Monday withdrew its electoral ticket and' indorsed the electors of the people's party ticket. This is understood to be iu accordance with a general THE TREASURY REPORT. The Comptroller Touches Upon Sclts Against the Government. WASHINGTON, Oct. 4.—The annual report of the first comptroller of the treasury shows that during the last fiscal year there were examined 5S.S4G warrants, for sums aggregating 82,187,835,975, and i!S,79S accounts" involving ?S, 691,887,593. Comptroller Matthews renews his recommendations of last year relative to snits against the government, saying accounts should be presented to the treasury accounting officers before suit is brought in the court of claims: that a limitation should be .placed on the time for the presentation of claims; that the allowance of double compensation should be limited to 55,000 in the case of United States.commissioners. Flames Destroy Paoli Property. MITCHELL, Ind.. Ocfc 4.—At an, early hour Monday morning fire broke out at Paoli, 12 miles south of here, and almost destroyed an entire block, ;n- eliidiog Thomas' general store, Andrews' residence, 'U'arren's clothing house, Kibblers grocers, Harry Miller s ns;i ranee office, the post office, Mrs. Williams' ;nilline:y store, lien lifrm- son's general store and others. The loss is estimated-at £.10,000, partly covered bv Insurance. Decided in JFavor of Edison. NEW YOBK," Oct-H.— The United States court of appeals in the case of the Edison Company against the United States Illuminating Company, has, it is learned, affirmed the decision of the lower court in. favor of Edisen. It involves the Tigtt^^Se iioe" Incandeseen t light. ,* -V - -j. .:"'•' : '. aiore .Bodies' IBOSTFOOIS Miebv, -Oct. 4. — At is o'clock Monday the rescuers who are •earching- for-, the Txxlies of the miners entombed in the Jforriejnine uncovered parts of three more bodies, «Ja:ij; Iirol:cn Up. Pa., Oct. 4.—Charlie David, another notorious member of the Cooiey gang, was captured Monday. This last capture practically wipes out the gang of robbers and ruffians. A long list of murders and otter charges has been filed, against him and he is likely to go to jail for a long term, In Memory of ParneU,'-•• DcBLis 1 , ..Oct.- 4. —One year ago next Thursday Charles Stewart Parnell died at Brighton, England. Services in his memory will be.held'in this city next Sunday, and the corporation of Dublin' bar. decided to attend the services in rtate. plan to be pursued in other western states under the advice o£ the national committee. The democratic committee endeavored to get some concessions for their state ticket, but this was refused. The committee then concluded to withdraw the entire state ticket except secretary of state, but this ' raised protests among county candidates. It is understood the populists will cut their own candidate for secretary of state and vote for the democratic candidate. It is reported that the democrats will cut their candidates for governor and congressman and support the populist nominees. He Irt u Jlugwump. Nfeiv YORK, Oct. 4.—Gen. Daniel E. Sickles will not go on the stump for Harrison in the present campaign. "He made that declaration Monday night, saying: "For the first time in my life I find myself a sort of mugwump. I look down with serene indifference' upon political parties and partisan contention. No, I shall not go on the stump for- either candidate." Denied by Judge Cooiey. ANN- AKBOR, Mich., Oct 4.—Monday morning's New York Times contained the statement that Judge Thomas M. Cooiey, of this city, would shortly write a letter severing his connection with the republican party and joining the democratic party. Judge. Cooiey was'' interviewed and replied emphatically; that'.-there was no truth in the -statement." . He is in poor health and will take no active part in politics this year. Weaver »nd Field Egged Again. RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 4.—Gens. Weaver and Field, the third party candidates for president and vice president, and Mrs. Lease, of Kansas, addressed a large audience Monday night at Old Market hall. A number of eggs of uncertain age made their appearance through the windows during the progress of the meeting. Fusion In North Dakota. FORKS, N. D., Oct 4.—The fusion of the democrats and people's party is now complete. In accordance with the urgent recommendation of the national democratic committee, the North Dakota democratic committee announces the withdrawal of CoL John D. Porter and W. 2v. Eoach, candidates for presidential electors, and the substitution therefor of the people's party candidates, and that the people's candidate for commissioner of agricultural labor is indorsed. The democrats have only one straight candidate—namely, O'Brien for congress. Will Speak In nilcols. CORSICAXA, Tex., Oct 4.—Senator Roger Q.i'Mills has almostjentirely re- covered''from his recent indisposition arid expects to leave here the latter part.of this week to fill his Illinois ap- 5cictn:ents in Forinans district. Small Koy Kuns Auauck. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct 4.—Monday afternoon James L. Keach. a member of the executive committee of the democratic state central committee, had trouble with William Willson. a 14-year- old boy, who was employed by Reach's fruit house as a fruit peddler. During the quarrel the boy said: "If 1 had a gun I would shoot you." "Here, take this money and buy yon a gun," said Mr. Keach, as he jokingly hauded^the boy a dollar. A half hour later the boy reentcred the fruit house with a o'.i-c:i]ibcr revolver and began shooting at Keach. Three shots were fired, but all missed Mr. ICeach. The boy, crazed with excitement, ran out on the street and began shooting. People took to their heels in order to escape him. One old lady whom he met was made to throw up her hands in order to avoid being shot. Willson, after he had cleared the street, ran into Sinker & Davis' foundry and the workmen all fled to escape him. After the boy had fired in all tea- shots, all of which went wide of the mark, he was overtaken by a squad of police and over-: powered. Talk of JLj-nclilnc a Lavi-ycr. EvAifsviLLE, Ind., Oct. 4.—There is a strong feeling here against Charles E- Johnson, the young attorney wlo, without provocation, shot and killed Jacob G. App, a very popular engineer on the L., E. & St L. air road, late Saturday night, and a lynching bee may result. Johnson is a son of Hon. Alvah. Johnson, a pioneer resident of Evansville, and App comes from a prominent family. The railroad friends of App are making serious threats against Johnson, who is imprisoned in the city jail. Superintendent of Police Newitt was a close friend of the murdered man and he has urged the friends of App to "go slow" about any rash, moves. He has placed a double guard on duty to see that the prisoner is protected. The murdered ' man was buried Monday afternoon. Johnson's preliminary trial takes place to-day. There are now eight, murderers in the county jail awaiting trial. Marlon Asks for Federal Marshals. .. IJIDIAA-APOLIS, Ind., Oct. 4.— Marion county has made application to the United States court for federal election marshals. The application ' jg signed by Chairman Moore* and Secretary Fesler, of the republican county committee, and the members of the executive committee. More than half the counties.in the state have now applied for federal marshals, and it is understood ten or twelve more • counties will make application. Each county committee is permitted, to decide whether or not it will ask for marshals. • HoteUteeper JBnrned to jbeatn. YAXKTOX, S. D., Oct 4.—Charles Winchester, proprietor of a small tbtef,'--Sras burned to death Mondav afternoon by an explosion of gasoline which he was using to rid the house of Yermin. Jiralpractice Sclc on -i-mu. PERU;': Ind., Oct. 4.—Alpha "Vando- rail's 810,000 malpractice suit against Dr. E. M. Blomfield is on trial before t : ie Miami circuit court. Jersey Wilkes N'ow Owned by McKeen. . TEBEE HAUTE, Ind., Oct 4—IV.'-P. Ijams has sold the half interest in Jersey Wilkes owned by him to W. E. McKeen, president of the Vandalia rn.il- road. Messrs. HcKeen and Jjamsiave owned the great stallion since his purchase several years ago, when bis ' vaiue was quoted at $20,000 to $25,000. He has been kept at Warren Park until tie present. He is considered by many horsemen to be one o- the best of the sons of the great George Wilkes- " Good ProspMts at Bns7rrfUe. ECSHTILLE, Ind., Oct. 4.—The Eiver- 'side Park Company opened its iall meeting to-day with first-class prospects. The entry lisfc is a, good one and the track is in superb condition. The free-for-all pace, witk such horses as Major Wonder, Wioslow Wilkes, Eos- sell's Dallas, Wisconsin King; Telegram, Gambrela, .Nellic Brown and five others; the 2:17 pace and the 2:18 trot, all promise interesting sport and. a zoo4 a.ttendanceas looked for. •„

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