Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 9, 1890 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 9, 1890
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P5fW"!pWI^ V*-V :i l gte^5*" vilWTWP HE 'AILY RNAI ^^^^!WS VOL. XV. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. FRIDAY MO ON DISPLAY For this Coming Week. Lovely hicejaud Black silk Shoulder Capes. Entire new designs in Black silk Drapery Nets. Rich Black silk Grenadines, plain iron frame as well ;*n fancy patterns. Priestley silk warp Crystalettes and Brillian tines. Fiich Vandyke laces and Z<mave Passamentries. 5 Ostrich feather and Black or White lace Fans. Follmer Clocro-s. Ladies Parasols and Gents feest ™o > New French Zepbyr Ginghams, all at remarkable low cost at •*' WILER £ WISE. 31O Fourth St. To Meet the Times We Lay Out a Man's Fine Calf Shoe $2 35 c Man's Fine and good Shoe 1 75 c Women's Fine Button Shoe 1 75 c Women's Fine good Shoe 1 25 c All Solid and Reliable WALKER & RAOCH, DEWENTER. The Hatter, QIJEALY'S OLD STAND, Two Doors South of Our Old Room. PAOPERS PERISH. Another Asylum Horror—A New York Poor House Burns. Ten Victims Yield Up Their tives in the Flames. . Lake Superior Steamer Klows Up—Four fllen Killed. Senator Beck's Burial at Lexington. By Telferaph'.to the Ouurnal. NORWICH, N. Y., May 8.—The Che- nungo County Poor House and Insane Asylum, located at Preston, six miles west of here, were entirely consumed last night. The fire was din- covered about 11 o'clock in the north wing of the Poor House building where the idiots were kept. There was no provisions for extinguishing the*flarnes. The keepers and neighbors gave their attention, to getting out the 125 paupers and insane, and ieb the building burn. These were all recued, but eleven idiots are missing. Six bodies can be seen slowly burning. The other five ara supposed to be covered up. The Poor House building was three stories high and,built of wood. The Insane Asylum was also a wooden building, two stories high, and only separated from the_Poor House by a driveway. The prouerty was estimated to be worth §25,000 and is insured for $20,000. The number of dead may possibly reach thirteen, but from tbe state of the ruins it is impossible to state exactly. The most careful count of the Superintendent does not show that more than thirteen were burned. Deborah Dibble was one of the old women in the idiot ward. All her life she has been an inveterate smoker, and clung with obstinate tenacity to an old cln,y pipe which was given to her about a year ago. She was smoking at about 11:30 last night when the night-keeper passed through the ward on a tour of in spection. Everything was all right, and Deborah Dibble was the only person awake. Half an hour later a shrill sitreaui was heard and a bri lit light shone out of the wiu- dows of the ward in the rigut wing. When the keepers reached the Idiot ward they found Deborah lying on the bare floor wrapped in flames, while the other poor idiots ran to and fro, trying to escape the liames which were licking the bed clothing and curling about the few bits of furniture in the apartment. So fierce was the heat and so rapidly had the fire, which was started by the embers of the old woman's cipe, spread that the keepers were compelled to retreat to save themselves. A few of the idiots, babbling and jubbering;, ran with the keepers who cried trie alarm as they went.' All around were farm houses, and messengers were sent for help. The lunatics were released from the different wards as soon as possible, although there were about 80 and it was feared that if they mingled with the more tractable patients there would be a general stampede. The majority of the violent ones, however, made,direct for the woods; and four hours afterward they could be heard screaming and yelling in the adjacent forests Attention was given to saving of life, and the nurses and keepers worked with a will to get the poor wretches ont. In their efforts to escape some of the patients were badly burned. Those in' the poor wards were all saved without trouble, as that portion of the building was furthest removed from the wing where the fire started About 2 o'clock the building began to crumble, and succumb to the fury of the fire. It. w as an awful night for the nurses and attendants. They hardly knew what to do or which wuy to turn, nntil,finally some half dozen of the good-hearted farmers offered their houses and barns as a place of refuge for the imbeciles. The doors of the two little churches were" thrown wide open and temporary hospital quarters arranged. The keeper of the solitary ho'el of which the town boasts offered food and shelter for those who were still un- provided for. Some of the palients were so badly burned that they fell to the ground as soon as they reached a place of safety. There are still considerable numbers of violent patients in the woods. Most of thosa who escaped have been kept in the closest con finement on account of tbe peculiar nature of their maladies and it is not at all safe for them'to be' at large. The posse of the sheriff is scouring the surrounding country in search of the fugitives. Two of seven who were captured were found five miles away, and resisted vigorously before tbeyallowed themselves to be taken. The unfortunates known to have been burned to dsath are: Sarah Mills, Afton; Sarah Gallagher. Norwich; Ahneda Austin. Norwich; Sarah Bailey. Columbus; Laura Gray, Greene county; Adelia Benedict and Lucy Warren, Oneida: Irvilla At wood. Norwich; Deborah Brainbridge; Mary O'Daniele, Preston. THE STAXDAKI) OIL, TKUS.T. Attorney Ueiiernl Webster Attacks the SJaii.y-AnuiMl Or.topus Ami Will Kmlenvor to I>rivc it Ont of the JCuckeye Si ate. By Telegraph to the Journal. COLUMBUS, O., May 8.—Attorney General Watson, on behalf of the State began in the Supreme Court to-day a lawsuit which will probabh attract more attention than any other ever tiled in Ohio. It is agains't the Standard Oil Company and its object is to oust that" company from doing business in Ohio. The petition sets forth that the company was incorporated under Ohio laws February 8,1870 with acapiialof $1.000,000 to manufacture petroleum and deal in it, and irs products, with principal offices at Cleveland; that on two subsequent occasions i's capital stock was increased until in 1882, it was $3,600,000. Dp to that time it had pursued the legitimate objects of its incorporation, but it was then merged with other concerns into a trust, the object of which was to control the production and the price of petroleum in tin- United States. The parties to the agreement of the trust, as set forth in the petition are divided into three classes: first, corporations; second, individuals, and third, portions of corporations and partnerships. The parties to the agreement elected nine trustees to whom they conveyed all their interests and propert\, real and personal. I hat these trustees assumed control and management of the entire interests of the trust. It is claimed, on the part of the State that, by entering into this trust agreement, the Standard Oil Co. surrendered its property to the nine trustees and was a party to the formation of a trust which is injurious to trade and commerce. IT 18 GOVEKXOR 8TE.EJ,E. He Has Been Tendered the «overn- orNhip of Oklahoma and Will Probably Accept. By Telegraph to the Journal. IITDIANAPOMS, Ind., May 8.—Warren G. Snyre, of the Cherokee Indian Commission was in the city to-day. He is just from Washington and says George W. Steele, of Marion, will be appointed Governor of the territory. He thought the appointment would be made to-day or tomorrow. "1 happen to know that Steele has been offered the refusal of the |>lace," said Mr. Sayre. "I have talked with him and l"think he will accept. Horace Speed, formerly of Indianapolis, might have had "the place had not PresidentJHarrison decided to appoint a non-resident of the territory. The President was wise in his determination, for the reason that there are so manv conflicting political interests in the Territory that a resident probably couldn't have given satisfaction. The office is a very important one. There is a Territory containing 7o,- 000 people, who for a year have had no government at all. The Governor appointed will have power to fill every office in the Territory utitilthe Territorial Legislature has met. Considering all the circumstances, it is imperative that a non-resident and disinterested Governor be appointed. THE I.AST OK KAKTH. The I/ate Senator Keek Laid to K.-st. » By Telegraph to the Journal. LKXIXGTON, May 8.—The funeral of the late Senator Beck took place this noon nt the First Presbyterian Churc.h, which was filled with an audience of persons distinguished in the pulitical and social life in Kentucky. Up to the hour of the funeral the body lay in state in the church and was viewed bv thousands of citizens. Business was generally suspended during the time services were in'progress, arid the public buildings were dfeped in mourning. Senator Heck's body was laid to rest beside the bodies of his wife and daughter, Mrs. Corcoran, and within the shadow of the monu- uents of Henry Clay, General John C. Breckinridge and General John H. Morgan. .11 rs. Van.icgrif *'uuiiil Guilty. By Telegraph tn the Journal. BORDKNTOWN' N. J., May 8.—The jury in the case of Mrs. Vandegrif, charged with administering croton oil to her son. Frank C. Norman, with intent to kill him, in order to secure the insurance money on his life, after being out all night, came in this morning with a verdict of guilty. Steamer Blown up—Vonr Men are Killed. By Telegraph to the Journal. DULUTH, Minn." May 8.— A steamer belonging to the Wells Stone Mercantile c.ornpany, engaged in hauling a raft of logs, blew up near Sandy Lake near the Sault today. Four men were killed. ItoRHa the Dynamiter Fined *JOO. NEW YTBK, May 8.—O'Donnovan Rospa, who was recently convicted of criminal libel, was to-day fined $100. THE CAPITOL. McKInley's Tariff Bill Under Discussion in the House. The Senate Passes the "Worsted" Bill and Defers Action On the Silver Bill Until Monday When the Bill Will be Taken Up and Considered Until Disposed of. By Telegraph to the Journal. SKNATE. WASHINGTON, IX C., May 8—In the Senate to-day, on motion of Mr. Morrill, the House bill providing for the classification of worsted cloths as woolens, was taken up for consideration. The bill was so just and proper, Mr. Morrill said, that he hoped there would be a unanimous vote in its favor. It had been recommended by Secretary Pairuhild. Mr. G> ay said he failed to see why the bills should pass. He asked what difference in duty was between woolens and worsted? Mr. Morrill replied that in the one the duty was 18 cents and «io per cent, advalorem, and in the other 35 cents a pound and 40 per cent, advalorem. Mr. Gray said there had been no blunder on the part of the fntmers of the tariff act of 1883, which made the distinction between woolens and worsted^. There had been' no misrepresentation made to Congress,and there was no room for saying that Congress was mistaken in 1877 in making that classification. He opposed the bill. He thought that at !• ast the/ manufacturers could wait until a , tariff bill came before the Senate. Mr. M&rrill denied the statement of Mr. Gray that the goods affected were used by "the plain people." They were among the most expensive goods. Mr. Aldrich defended the bill at length. Mr. Vest oppose!! it on the ground ilia:, this was uot the proper time or manner in which to change the law. He thougbt the prospect of the passage of this bill had been used to entice manufacturers to support Mr. Morrison in 1588. Mr. Faulkner ,pp{Mu;ed.»the bill as .vicious in principle. Its only purpose was to protect the manufacturers. ' While Mr. Faulkner was speaking the presiding officer (Mr. lugalls) announced at 2 p. in. that the worsted would now go over and the silver bill was be- lore the Senate as the "unfinished business." Various propositions were made on both sides of the chamber as to the order of business and filially it was agreed unanimously that the bill should go over until Monday next and should then come up after the formal business of the morning hour, and be continued as ci e ''unfinished business" until finally disposed of; that the bills for the admission of Wyoming and Idaho as Spates should not be taken up until final action on the silver bill is had; that the worsted bill should be resumed to-day and that after final action on it, the appropriations for the armv, military academy and pensions should be taken up and Saturday being devoted as usual to the hills, on the calendar. The worsted bill was again taken up and after discussion the bill finally passed as it was reported— yeas, 3i, nays 20, Mr. Payne, (Dem.) voted aye. The pension appropriation (appropriating $97.090.701) "as taken up. Mr. Cockrell expressed the belief the amount would not be sufficient. Mr. Sherman and Mr. Washburn offered amendments to increase the number pension agents. No quorum voting, the Senate at 5 p. m., adjourned. HOUSE. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 8.—After the reading ot the journal, the House went into Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Pay^on,of Illinois, in the chair) on the tariff bill. Mr. Duckery, of Missouri, said that the exercise of the function of government involved in an expenditure of money. That the present system of taxation did not restrict the revenue to the needs of the government which was shown by the surplus in the Treasury. Mr. McMillan then dioussed at length the Republican victory of 1888 which he said did not express the will of tlie people. He argued that the bounty system will promote jobbery. Mr. Bayne of Pa., regarded tbe tariff question as settled by the last election. The issue had been clearly drawn and the people had decided in favor of tht Republican doctrine. Refering to the agricultural depression, he admitted that in some parrs of the country, the condition of the farmers was bad; but the foreign farmers were in a much more deplorable condition. He made the predic ion that the census of 1890 would show a vast (increase in the value of the farms of tbe country over the value given them in 1880. There wae one example presented by the Democratic party that he recommended to his aide. They etood together and upheld their committees action. After further discussion the House took a recess until 8 p. m. At the night session or the House the tariff debate was continued and the MeKinle.y bill \7us supported by Messrs Siumiionds. Ktnsey and Stockbridge, and was opposed by Messrs Cooper, Piecre, Brookshire, Knloe, and Stewart of Arkansas. At 10:45 the house adjourned. MIJKHKKKl) ISIS KMPr,OYEK. A Farmhand Mioois a Farmer cau»i; He Wan IHcoharzeil. By Telegraph to the JouniiU. ROCHKSTER, N. Y., May 9.—A. special to the Post Express from Livonia., N. Y. says: Frederick Leaeh, a prominent and wealthy" farmer of Canadice, was shot and instantly killed this morning by Prank Lamont, a farm hand. Lament's time had expired and he was discharged yesterday bv Mr. Leach, who sent his son to Lamon to notify him. Lament refused to go and this morning at 8 o'clock MX. Leach went to Lament and orderly him to leave. A quarrel ensued, during which Lamont ran into the house and seizing a shot gun. ran out, meeting Leach at the corner of the house. Lamont fired directly at Leach, the shot taking effect in the latters left breast. Mr. Leach walked a short distance and dropped dead. Mr. Leach was 55 years old and leaves a widow and child. La- uiont is locked up. I.A15OSI SITUATION AT Eignty ColoredWaitcrs Strik<— Vnra- iture Workers Still Out, By Telegraph to the Journal. CHICAGO, May 8—Eight colored waiters employed at Kinsleys fashionable restaurant struck this morning. The action taken was the result of the meeting held by the colored waiters last night, at which it was determined that a demand be.^uiade to-day for an increase in wages^-and a recognition of their union. Kius- ley has never employed union uien, and as quickly as it was ascertained that a waiter belonged to any of the waiters' organizations he wa» die- charged. In accordance with the program arranged a committee waited upon Manager Bauuiann and asked that they be given a hearing. The men. then asked that their wages be increased from $7 to $!). "You needn't go any further," interrupted the manager. "I will not (jive vou what vou ask.'' "That settles "it." replied the speaker. "We will strike," and as soon as the committee appeared in the hallway and announced the result of their visit, there wras a general hustling for hats and coats among the waiters, and jn a few moments the Union men were all out. The 62-5 employes of Al H. Andrew's Furniture establishment are still out. They to-day refused ten hours at 5 per cent, increase. The settling of the recent strikes among the carpenters and other building trades has resulted in a wonderful increase of business in the building department. TEKTF.KDA.Y'S BAKE BAIL. Bj Telegraph to the Journal. NATIONAL LEAGUE GAKEB. At Philadelphia— K m i Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 »—6 6 f Boston 000100300—4 11 6 Batteries—Vlckery and Clements; Nichols and Hurdle. Umpire—Lynch. * At Cleielend—(10 Innings) s SB m Cleveland 1411001001—9 12 6 Pittsburg 0203201000—8 11 8 Batteries—Sowders and WUson: Lincoln and Xlinmer. Um p Ire—ilcQuaide. At Chicago— B BH J£ Chicago .2011012200—18 17 2 Cincinnati 40013 1 0 0 0-9 11 2 Batteries—Huichlnson and Nagle; Vlau and Baldwin. Umpire, Zachiirios. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn-Xew York (postponed game), postponed again; wet grounds. PIAYEHS' LEAGUE GAMES. At Brooklyn— s BH E Brooklyn 700000012—10 9 9 Boston 2 0 1 0 0 3 4 1 *—11 1 3 Batteries—Weyhlus and Dale!; Daley and Kelly. Umpires—Gafint>y and Barnes. At Philadelphia— B BH K Philadelphia 112404101—14 16 4 New York .000320000—6 8 S Batteries—Knell and Cross: 'O'Dayaud Brown. Umpires—Ferguson and Holbcrt. At Cleveland— jt SB. K Cleveland 038013103—14 14 1 Buffalo 200010002—6 7 2 Batteries—McGlll and Snyder; Haddock and Mack. Umpires—Jones arid Knight. At Chicago— » »H K Chicago 525104921—20 21 S PIttsburg 101000030—6 6 « Batteries—King and Farrel; Staler owl Carroll. Umpires. Gunning and Matthews. A3IEHICAN ASSOCIATION GAME. At Syracuse— B BH K Syracuse 102004220—11 12 ( Rochester .100000022—6 11 C Batteries—Keefe and Brlggs; Fltzerakl and McGuire. Umpire—Barnmn. At Toledo— K BH x Toledo 101310001—7 9 3 Louisville 000000100—1 C 8 Batteries—Cushman and Sage; Ehret and Bran. Umplres-O'Dea and Doescher. At Columbus— H BH K Columbus 100240000—7 4 1 St. Louis 000002100—3 1 2 Batteries—(Jastright and O'Connor; Stlvetteam Earle. . Umpire, O'Brien. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn-Athletic game postponed —wet grounds. The attendance to-day at the games of Ure National League and Player's League were a* fotlows: At Philadelphia—National, 1.199; Players, MB4. At Brooklyn—National, —; Flayers, 251. At Cleveland—National, 1625: Players, 70». At Chicago-National. ; 1391Plajera. 1.794. Totals—National, 12,21o; Plajrers, S.769.

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