Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 6, 1890 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 6, 1890
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CITY ELECTION TO-DAY! DON'T FAIL TO VOTE. JOURNAL. VOL. XV. LOGANSPORT. INDIANA. TUESDAY MOKVLVG. MAY 6, ISHO. A Arrest of a Mau Who is Thought to He the Murderer. A Lynching Party in the South Breaks Into a .Jail A RAILWAY HOltHOK. Huppnised Wftvcral IVrssns Killed and a dumbe Othera Wounded. to of HEe And Riddles a.Convict With Bullets, After Which A Proclamation is Issued Posted on a Tree. and ON DISPLAY Lovely lace aud Black silk Shoulder (Japes. Entire new designs iu Black silk Drapery Nets. Rich Black silk Grenadines, plain iron frame as well as fancy patterns. Priestley siik warp Crystalettes an d Brilliantines. Rich Vandyke laces and Zouave Passamentries. Ostrich feather and Black or White lace Fans. Follmer Cloggs, Ladies Parasols and Gents best •?illc IJVnbrel'as. New French .Zepbyi- Ginghams, all at remarkable low cost at By Telegraph to the Journal. DBNVER, Col., May 5.— There are are no new developments in the Butterfield murder mystery. The woman's clothes were torn in shreds and her body was badly scratched. The dead WOIHOII at one time lived in New York State, and tier flr.-t husband, a Mr. Bryant, was killed iu, the war. She had a divorced hu-band named Butterfie'd living iu Omaha. Late this afternoon the police brought to the station a man who gave his name as Chas. Muuseu, and occupation as a painter. The The right sido of his face was very badly scratched and his forehead was in the same condition, his left eye was black as if from agouge or blow, and his right eye is discolored. The assistant chief of detectives put the man in the sweat box with a verv unsatisfactory result. He claims to have arrived in the city Thursday of Jast week, but could not tell who it was that scratched, or how it happened. He was locked up. The police think they have the right man. By Telegraph to the Journal. BULLETIN. ALTOONA, Pa. May 6. 2 a. in.—A wreck occurred near Osceola on the Tyrone and Clearfield Railroad to-night. Particulars are net known but as a number of Railroad surgeons have been summoned, the inference isthatitwasa serious affair. The general impression is that several have been killed and others dangerously wounded. The railway officials will say nothine. CAPITAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Resolutions on the Death of Senator Beck in the Senate. And Arrangements for Attending His Obsequies. Members of Both Bodies Speak Feelingly of His Death And the Loss Which the Country Has Sustained. The JEn'cntlon Anticipated and the Conviei Riddled With Bullets. WILER & WISE. 81O Fourth St. The New Common Sense LADIES FINE SHOES, . We would like to have you try them on. If you want a real easy, real fine article WALKER & RADCH...««, TER, The Hatter, QUEALY'S OLD STAND, .^ ' » By Telegraph'..!^ the Journal. COLUMBIA, S. 'U., May G.— Will Leaphard, the young negro convicted of criminally assaulting Miss Rosa Cannon, a white girl of 10, and sentenced to be hanged April llth, but who obtained a respite, was lynched in Lexington jail last night. The accounts indicate that tUe lynchers succeeded iu entering the cell after shooting Zieaphard ouoe u aud then were almost compelled to continue the bhooting on account of his desperate resistance. Sheriff Drafts, of Lexington, telegraphed Governor Richardson as follows: "Last night about 2 o'clock a posse of men broke down the door to m> sleeping room took the keys from me by force, opened the jaii . doors arid shot Leaphard a number of times. '1 he coroner has inipannelled a jury to view the body and has telegraphed the soliutor to be here to morrow a: 9 a. m. to which time the jury has adjourned." A witness of the occurrence says: "The men went directly to the jail after securing the keys unlocked the main and entered door after door until 'Leaphard's cell was reached. ''liis t.hny could not open with out keys. Leaphard watched the iijub, aud realizing ibat he would be killed seized^ a long iron rod and awaited the attack. As the lynchers shot through the grating of his cell he fought like a maniac, wounding j one of the party. Some five hundred nhots were poured into the cell and the man was literally riddled with bullets, which were picked up afterwards in the room by haudsfull. Pasted on a tree in front of the jail was the following: "Governor Richardson and Judge Wallace are responsible lor lyucli- law in Lexington county. Our wives and daughters must a'nd shall be protected at any and every hazard". In the cell which Leaphard was another prisoner named Forster, a bogus detective, who got the first wound in the fray being shot through the arm. Porster shouted out "Gentlemen if you don't want to kill us both for Gods sake let me out". Leaphard was once brought here,from Lexington because of threats that he would be lynched there, but the people of Lexington rose in indignation, held public meetings, denounced the action as a reflection upon the community and brought such pressure to bear upon the Governor and the Judge who had respited the prisoner that a delegation who personally pledged themselvpg for his safety were allowed to take him tack to Lexington jail. * Fight Postponed, Bj Teleeraph to the Journal. NEW OBLBANS, La., May 5.—Andy Bqwen, the New Orlean's light weight that is to fight Billy Meyers, of Streator, 111., arrived here this morning from his training quarters. He has agreed to a postponement o,f the fight until May 22d, owing to Meyer's alleged bad health. It is the talk in sporting circles that Meyers has misjudged his man and fears to meet him. Ex-l,i«mt. <>iOT. Sliiivmau !><*ad. By Telegraph to the Journal. CHICAGO, 111., May 5.—Ex-Lieut Gov. Andrew Shuem1&u,died suddenly in a down town hotel%his evening. He has for many veari&»been the managiog editor of the%vrening Journal »d WM highly rejected. , arrett C>lv< » Sli-ouc Iteusans Why it Should Xot Ke Abulished. By Telegraph to the Journal. NEW YOHK, SJay fl.—Justice Barrett, of the Supreme Court, has been interviewed about capital punishment. He says: "In my youth I was very much impressed with the views •of the Idealists. I remember reading Victor Hugo's last hours or the condemned man with all the feelings which such utterances are apt to aroufe in the youthful breast, but as I advanced in lire and have to deal with the hard facts, I have come to the conclusion tnat capital punishment is essential to the preservation of the human life. I have not tlie slightest doubt the abolition of capital punishment is multiplying homicides to a degree that we have no conception of at the present time In the first place, it is finally a question of pardon that has to be settled. If capital puuishment were abolished, and a man were coiudeumed to imprisonment for life, he would havei. chance with every Governor that was elected by the people during his lite, if he should fail with one, he would try it with another. Then each Governor in turn has to be advised of the facts. In time they become dimmed, and some time or'other the horror of some great, homicide if forgotten. Even the Governor himself, probably because he has not investigated tho facts thoroughly, and because facts and appeals of a pathe- tif kind are brought to bear on him, witaout intending to deviate Ir .iu his dutv.aud the law is fructrafed. There is OBB great diffiY.ulty in the way of this bill, and that is it affects unques tionably the mind of the people who contemplate wilful homicide. Of course, in cases of homicide committed in the heat of passion, it does not apply, but to those cases of capi- tul punishment it only applies to a deliberate aud premeditated homicide, and the man who thinks out such an atrocious thing as murder is apt to think out the hope of a pardon or reduction of sentence. We may say what we like, but the fear of death is a detriment when the question of dnliber- are and premeditated murder is being studied out by an assassin. It may be said that the only right a community has is to remove the assassin so that he can never repeat the offense, but but underlying that is tho hope of deterring others. My experience as a Judge and man in that capital punishment is a detereut, and that we will suffer greatly from the entire reiiioval of it It ought not, to bf obliterated in the case of the cold- blooded ass 'Ssin. It. is monstrous to talk of abolishing it summarily. . It is a question that should be discussed in the fullest manner and should be deliberately considered from moral, legal and utilitarian points of view. The idea of passing a bill in the summitry way in which it went throiu h tlie assembly seems to be very much like submitting to the p»ople in the heat of passion. The question should be. determined as murder in the first detrree is itself, with premeditation and deliberation. I know from my experience on the bench, that out of a panel of 100 jurors there will be, perhaps, one- fifth of them who have conscientious scruples against the infliction of the death penalty, and consequently there is a reasonable minority in the community who take this view and they are apt to be people, too, of high intelligence 'and of the finest feeling. The same time it is a question of self-defense on the part of the community." By Telegraph to the Journal. RENATJI. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5.—In the Senate to-day, as soon as the jnurnal of Saturday was read, Mr. Blackburn rose and, in a voice tremulous with emotion, said: "Mr. President, my colleague is dead. It is not my purpose at this time to speak either of him or of the great services which he has rendered to his country. In the freshness of the sorrow, the love which I bore him would be blinded with its tears. The drapery of his desk furnishes a fitting type of the sorrow which pervades every heart in this chamber. A great, commonwealth, with bowed head, to-day puts on the weeds of mourning. A't an appropriate time, and in the early future, I will ask the Senate to afford to his friends an opportunity to pay their tribute to his memory- I will now ank the Senate to consider the resolutions which I send to the Clerk's desk." Resolved—That the Senate has heard with went narrow of tho death of the Hon. James B. Beck late a Senator from the State of Kentucky. 2. That a committee of seven. S.-uatots he appointed by the President pro tern pure to take order for superintending the funeral of Mr. Beelc which will take place to-morrow (Tuesday) in the Senate chamber, at 1 o'clock p. m., aud tue Senate will attend thi'saiiip. 3 That iis a further mark of re»ppctentertai»ed by the Senate for his memory, that his remulns be rem-.ved from Washingion to Kentucky in charge of the SearKcantat-Arms and attended by the committee, which shall have full power to carry thla resolution Into elfect. 4. That the Secretary communicate these proceedings to tlie House ot Representatives aud invite the House of Representatives to attend the fti'iernl to-morrow (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock p. in., and to aupolnta like committee. o. That invitations will be extended to the President and his Cabinet, tho Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and the Diplomatic Corps, to attend the funeral in the Senate chamber. li. That as a further mark of respect the'Senate do now adjourn. The res 4utions were adopted unanimously, and the following Senators were appointed as the committee to superintend the funeral: Messrs. Blackburn, Harris.Vance, Kenna, Dawes, Bvarts aud Manderson. NO. 107. i love, confidence and esteem of his entire State; that'during sixty-eig-ht years of his manly life no one ever found a flaw in his stainless integrity, in his lofty courage, in his pare, tender, personal friendship and affection in the noble generosity shown to both friend and enemy, attest that the love Kentucky pave him was deserved; that the confidence she reposed in him was wisely given and was proof that the pjripf that some of^ us feel is a natural grief. The House then adjourned. A CREDIT TO OUR NAVY. WASHINGTON, D. C. May 5.—Tbe torpedo boat Cashing arrived here last night from New York having made the run in 38 hours in a heavy Kea, working only one boiler. The cruising averaged 10 knots per hour. The little vessel only 135 feet in length is probably one of the swiftest ever pu; afloar, and her speed on this trip, in view of the fact of using but ont- boiler is unprecedented. I'rivat.- l;a It Vails. By Telegraph to the Journal. BERLIN, Wis., May 5.—The private bank of Charles A. Matter & Co. closed its doors this morning, the firm having made an assignment. James M. Hawley, the junior member of the house has disappeared. The assetts are planed at §110,000and the liabilities at. $100.000, Shot and Mill, <1. By Telegraph to the Journal. ATLANTA, Ga., May 5.—John M. Bradley, a grocer, was shot and killed to-day by Charles M. Osburn, a commission merchant, duiing a dispute over a small account. Os burn asserts that Bradley first attacked him and that he fired in gelf defense. There were nowitness- M to the ftflray. HOUSE. WASAIJCOTON, D. C. May 5. —In his prayer this morning in the House Dr. Milburn the blind chaplain eloquently and feelingly alluded to the sudden death of Senator Beck. He spoke of the dead Senator as a man large in uudcrstanding,schoolfd by work, ripe in experience, dauntless in courage, kind by nature aud habit, whose patriotism was unsullied, his integrity aud honor above suspicion, the dedioation of whose da> s and nights, powers of mind and body to the commonwealth were ab-olute. On motion of Mr. McKinley (Ohio,) the Senate amendments to the cus toms administrative bill were non- concurred in aud a conference or- oertd Messrs. McKinley, Burrows and Carlisle were appointed con- frees. The rules were suspended and the following bills passed: For the tale of a p 'rtion of the Nnvy Yard and Naval Hospital lands in Brooklyn to the City of Brooklyn for market purposes. Senate bill authorizing the Avansas Pass Harbor Company to improve Arausas Pass and a bill for the removal of the U. S. Court house building at Baltimore, Md. The House agreed to the conference report oil the Oklahoma town Bite bill. The formal message having been received from the Senate announcing the death of Senator Beck, aud inviting the House to bt present at the funeral services to-morrow. Mr. Breckinruifri" offered a resolution accepting the invitation and request- 'ing the speaker to appoint; a committee to act with the Senate committee at the funeral. The resolutions were adopted. "1 %villnot" said Mr. Breckenridge, "detain the House except withthe announcement of the death of my pre- deee-sor and friend. It i« a personal sorrow much morn than a public sorrow to many of us, more and especially probally to me who had been his friend since I was a lad ten years of age, connected with him by every possible tie which can connect two men, except blood aud relationship. It was in this house he won his first national reputation, a reputation based on the loftiest qualities of a true manhood. His life.'was one of the most, romatic in American politics. That a poor Scotch boy should come to the blue grass country, should rise to the head of the most brilliahttbar west of the Allegheny mountains, should be elected four .consecutives times to fill the seat once filled by Henry Clay, should be trnaslated; to the Senate and receive three consecutive elections, almost without opposition ayd should die -with the By Telegraph to the Journal. NATIONAL LKAGUK. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn, 8; Kew York, 3. Hits—New York, C; Brook lyn, 7. Errors—New York, 6; Brooklyn, 2. Batteries—llussie and Murphy; Hughes and Clark. Umpires, Powers and McDermott. Ac Philadelphia—Boston. S; Philadelphia, 6. Hits—Boston, 8; Philadelphia, 5. Errors—Uoston, 5; Philadelphia, 5. Batteries—Vickery and Cleuiiaus; Nichols and Bennett. Umpire, Lynch. At Chicago—Cincinnati, 2: Chicago, 2. Hits—Cincinnati, (i; Chicago, 4. Errors—Cincinnati, 2; Chicago, 2. Batteries, Duryea and Keeuan, Hutchinson and Kittridge. Umpire, Zttcharias. Called at end of 9th inning—cold. At Cleveland—Cleveland-PitUburg game postponed—rain. PLAYKRS LEAGUE. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn, 20: Boston. 4. Hiis—Brooklyn, 21; Boston. 7. Errors—Brookiyij, .4; Boston, 6. Batteries, Van Halteru and Cook, Radbourne, Sweet and Kelly. Umpire. Barnes and G-affney. At Philadelphia—Philadelphia, 8: New York, 4. Hits—Philadelphia, 7: New York, 9. Errors—Philadelphia 4; New York, 5.Batteries—Buffington and Cross; Ewing, Crane aud Ewing. Umpires, Ferguson and Holbert. (At Chicago—Chicago, 5; Pittsburg 13. Hits—Chicago, 14; Pittsbunr, 16. Errors—Chicago, 6; Pittsburir, 2. Batteries—King and Farrell; Staley aui Carroll. Umpires, Matthews and Gunning. At Cleveland — Cleveland - Buffalo postpouded; rain. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Syracuse—Syracuse,6; Broklyn, 0. Hits—Syracuse, 11; Brooklyn, 3. Errors—Syracuse, 1; Brooklyn, 3. Batteries—Morrison and Dealey; Powers a<id Pittn. Umpire, Derin*. At Rochester—Rochester, C; AtL- letic, 1. Hits—Rochester,?; Athletic, 4. Errors—Rochester, 1; Athletic, 4, Batti-ries—Barr and • McG-uire; McMahon and Robinson. Umpire, Emslie. A .FAMILY A Mother Jlludc Insane by the Lorn •€ Her Children. By Telegraph to tlie Journal PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 5.—A A special to the Record from West Chester, says: Mrs John Fitzpatrick, is this morning insane, driven. so by the awful and fatal accident to her two children yesterday afternoon. Mr. Fitzpatrick had placed the two little ones aud his two ni«ces in a carriage, to take them to Oakland Cemetery tc see the grrave of. his daughter. Before he coul.t get in, Willie, his eight-year-old son, struck the horse with" the whip and it ran away. Mr. Fitzpatrick caught at one of the wheels of the carriage in his efforts to stop the horse, and was dragged 200 yards, dropping hausted. All the children were thrown out at a bend of the road upon a pile of stones. Willie was instantly killed; Clara, aged six, had her skull so badly fractured that she will die in the course of a few hours, and the other two children are badly, possibly fatally, injured. A BTew «{uc»tion in Georgia, By Telegraph to the Journal. AUGUSTA, Ga., May 5.—There is an issue now before the people that will supplant all others in the contest for Representatives and Senators. That issue is, "Will you, if elected, promise to vote for a bill amending the State Constitution so as to give the taxes paid by the whites to the whites to educate their children, and let the negroes rely upon their own money to send their offspring to school?" The people claim that it is entirely within th« power of Georgia to separate the school funds. Frauds Charged. Bj Telegraph to the Journal. DBS HOIKES, Iowa, May 5.— The Leader of to-morrow will make startling charges against the management of the city's finances by the present board of aldermen. It will present specific charges of at least four cases, where $4,312.23 have been paid on warrants issued by the couueil. This.money was divided equally among Aldermen Smith, Hauyier and Morris. The grand jury meets to-morrow and will probably investigate the <

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