Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 11, 1890 · Page 1
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THE SUNDAY JOURNAL VOL. XV. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 11, 1890. y<aa Genuine unices rulled on tlie "VABNISHED BOAKD." Aticl Stamped Every Fire Yards Wim THB MANUFACTURERS' NAME. B. PRIESTLEY & CO., id. Bradfor"' dieines Dyer's Tfcor Manufactures'* iigli and Medium Grades. Standard Silk warp and all Wool Summer weight Fa- brics. For Dresses and Wraps, Black and Gray. The are the most through- ly reliable goods ia the market and made of the finest silk and best Austra- wool and are always the quality, weight, width and shade. They are stamped on the underside of the selvidge every five yards with the nameB. Priestley & Co., in Gilt Letters. Sold by Bee Hive Dry Goods House. WILER & WISE. 31O Fourth St. To Meet the Times We Lay Out a Man's Fine Calf Shoe $2 25 e Man's Fine and good Shoe 1 75 o Women's Fine Button Shoe 1 75 o Women's Fine good Shoe 1 35 c All Solid and Reliable WALKER & RAUCH, BKO». DEWENTER, The Hatter, QUEALY'S OLD STAND, Tw* Do«rs 8««tk of Our' Old R«em; The Demon of the Air On His Oevastatinjr Marcli- Akron, Ohio, Terribly Torn by a Tornado- Humlreds of Wrecked, Several Persons Injured,! But No Lives are Lost. A Kansas Cyclone Kills Two Persons. News From the JBlythesdale Hurricane. By Telegraph to the Journal. CLEVELAND, Ohio, May, 10.—[Bulletin, 11 p. m.j—A telephone message from Akron, Ohio, says that a cyclone did great damage to property there this afternoon. Many buildings were torn to pieces, but so far as learned nobody was killed. AKRON, O., May 10.—At 5 o'clock this evening this city was struck by the worst tornado, beyond comparison, which has ever been known hereabouts, excepting, perhaps, the Sharon cyclone of just a month ago. The storm struck the southern part of the city and tore through the fifth, fourth and second wards, doing damage which cannot be estimated at this writing, but fully one hundred buildings are completely demolished. Hundreds more are badly damaged and a stretch two miles long is razed of trees and buildiugs of all sorts. The full force of the tornado developed just west of main street following a iiorthea°terlv course through the Wolf Creek valley. The house of Uominick ©reader, at Cross and Washington streets, was unroofed and Mrs. Greader was slightly injtiv- ed. The front of John Van Alts house was torn off and carried across the street and John Heller's house a few doors north, was almost 4 em °l- ished, as were Joseph Biggers, aud Louis Shaffer's houses. Julius Roepke's shop was turned.around on its foundation and the Shaffler house was turned upside down. At this point tremendous excitement was caused by the broken electric light wires, which killed a horse and threatened to do serious damage to the bystanders. Passing along Brown, Lynn and Wheeler streets, * dozen or more houses were more or less damaged, some being moved bodily from their foundations and others completely unroofed. Thomas Gilligans house on King street was smashed in as if a tremendous weight had fallen upon it from above. Toney Mennett's house, on Grant street, was turned topsv turvey and practically ruined. At Grant and Cross streets a portion of Louis Nauchbauer's house was blown to atoms. The wind struck (jtebhardt Hermann's house. The family of nine persons had just sat down to supper when the tornado struck the house in all its furey and whirled the dining room like a flying top and landing it fifty /eet away. All the occupants were more or less bruised. Mr. Hermann was pinned down by the debrisand was in despair when he smelled the odor of the fire near him. Recovering, he found his little girl burning by the overturned stove and before the flames could be extinguished she was frightfully burned about the back and limbs. His house is ruined beyond hope of repair. Leaving the Hermann house the hurricane then struck theBarkhardt brewery squarely wi Biking it utterly. The next building struck was the residence of Charles Saaford which was removed from its foundation and badly wrecked. Next to Sanford's place was John Miller's, which was damaged to the extent of several hundred dollars. Mrs. Ellen Cops residence was also torn rafter from rafter. The houses of Chas Augne, D. E. Humphrey, H. H. Hemuunger. John Klinger, Geo. Roussart, K. D.Christ- man, Bart Carran, C. A. Rost and others were wracked and torn, but not demolished. At the corner of Brown and Exchange streets O. C. Baker's grocery was torn to pieces. His wife and daughters were in the building at the time bat they made good their i »3ape to the cellar and were saved, but Mr. Baker is missing, and it is feared that he is dead in the ruins. E. S. Harrington's house was crushed in upon his four children, butall escaped. Thomas Thompson's family heard the roar, which was like the rushing of mighty waters, and managed to reach the cellar before their house was lifted over their beads and landed upside down many feet away. :Mrs. Nosh's house was utterly- demolished and strewn far and wide,' Phillip Weblar'g and NO. 112. John Spicer's houses were careened and smashed. TheGibbs Pottery, a brick block ISO to 60 feet was leveled. with its- kilns and boilers. Frank Knapp's big stable and large barn was brought down and injured several horses. The barn of Mr. Hunsicker was carried away with his two cows. The family of Melvin Irish had just seated themselves at supper when Mrs. Irish, warned by some intuition cried, "Run to the cellar, a cyclone is coming." She and her two children m inaged to reach the cellar before the crash, but Mr. Irish was caught by a heavy timber anil his spine was seriously injured. Passing , on, the storm demolished almost utterly the houses of Alvia Alexander and Mrs. Kate O'Connell, inpassing unroofed W. E. Prucks and Mrs. Jewell's residence demolished Mrs. Eliza Baker's home, and passed into the open beyond. The damage done at this time cannot be estimated. All descriptions dT the itorin show that it was rotary in its motion, and this is shown by the skewing of the buildings it "truck and the twisting off of the Msr trees in its path. The track was between fifty and one hundred and ieet wide. IN PENNSYLVANIA. MEKCKE, Pa., May Ifl.— This evening a terrific wind storm, accompanied by thunder and lightning, swept acress the city. The residence of Alexander Redman was lifted from its foundation, carried a distance of several feet and set down, split in the middle and otherwise damaged. The family was not injured. Trees were snapped, fences and outbuildingb leveled with the ground. Two Killed. FHBDONIA, Kan., May 10.—Two people are reported to have been killed and others injured in a cyclone which prevailed in this county yesterday afternoon. The wires are prostrated and it is hard to get news. It is reported, however, that the killed are Mrs. Frank Gledden, an d Harvey "Wilrz, and injured Mr. Gledden and child. Another in JHissonri. MijfiTEAPOLis, MINN., Mar 10.—A special to the Tribune from Burlington, Iowa, says: Further information from the cyclone at Blythes- dale, Mo., confirms the first report in the eitensiveness of the storm. Mrs. Jan* Moore and Mrs. Henry Young were fatally injured, and a dozen or more others received more or less serious injuries. At least a dozen h«jnp3 wp?e *wTPiTt{Cft"*aTid as many barns and out buildings, while fruit r.rees and fences were leveled to the ground. Most of the people in the track of the storm, saw it coming and fled to'the cellars in time to save themselves. Olil> W.ORM> ECHOKS. An internatinnal Conference—Citizen Train R aches London— A Turkish Sen nation. By Cable to the Journal. LONDON, May 10.—A congress of those European powers -which have territorial possessions in Africa is rapidly becoming a necessity, if serious complications and troubles are to be avoided. There are all the elements of a great outbreak in the seizure and the parceling out of territory which is going on in that conntry, often in defiance of distinct lines of limitation and treaty obligations. Some of these conflicts have undoubtedly arisen out of imperfect maps, which leave important lines of demarcation in question; but rhey are too frequently traceable to a spirit of aggression which threatens mischief. The partition of an imperfectly explored country like the central regions of Africa is an undertaking beset with many Jifflcusties and perils. Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, France and Italy, are all more or less concerned in what is taking place there, and each has interests which it is anxious to protect. The friction which lately arose between England and Portugal was only an illustration to what may occur at any moment between other powers that may seek to expand their possessions in Africa. Geo. Francis Train arrived here this afternoon on his journey around the world. He held a levt« at the Nictoria Hotel and started for Queenstown this evening, en route to New York. He is in good health. A sensation has been created at Constantinople by the announcement that Djevedet Pasha, minister of Justice, has been replaced by Riza Pasha, formerly minister of Evkaf. The Turkish minister at Athens has been recalled and the ministers at Belgrade and Bucharest have been changed. Powder Kill Blown Up. By Telegraph to the Journal, SCRANTON, Pa., May 10.—The coining mill at the Consumer's Powder Works, near Peckville, blew up at 10:30 o'clock this morning and totally wrecked the building. One workman named William Millette was instantly killed. A Statue to Hheridan. Bj Telegraph to the Journal. SPRINOFIBI/D, 111. May 10.—The Secretary of State issued a license to-day to the Philip H. Sheridan Monument Association, which will erect a statue to the memory of Gen. Sheridan In Union Park, Chicago. THE CAPITOL. The Senate Passes the Army and Appropriation Bill. And Passes 185 Other Bills in Eighty Minutes. The House is Still Talking Tariff. A Pleasant Surprise for Oen. Fremont. He is $1,{)OO Richer Than He Supposed. By Telegraph to the Journal. SENATK. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 10.—In the Senate Mr. Dawes presented a remonstrance from the delegates of the Five Nation Indians against the numerous grants of right of way for railroads through the Indian Territory, stating that in many cases they were purely speculative. Mr. Dawes endorsed the statement and spoke strongly against the practice. The Artny Appropriation bill was then taken up and Mr. Hales amendment excluding the sale of liquors, beer or wine at the army posts, was agreed to, Mr. Cockrell's amendment Co strike out beer or wine being rejected. Mr. Butler suggested that a provision should be inserted to supply nursing bottles, infant food, catnip tea, etc., for the use of officers and soldiers of the army. The bill was then passed. The Senate went to the calendar and tak- iutj up individual pension bills passed 185 of them in an hour and a half. Among them were bills increasing the pensions of the widows of Rear Admirals Davis and Nicholson to $100 a month, of the widows of Reai Admiral Worden and Captain Thornton, U. S. Navy to $50; of the widows of General W. I. Ward and General Alex Schimmelpenning to $50. giving pensions to two step-mothers and two foster-mothers; to three widows of soldiers of the war of 1812, and to several army nurses $12, and one granting a pension of $20 a month to John Swearer, a mason, who had volunteered to assist in the defense of Fort Suinpter and who was the first man wounded there, and the first wounded in the war of the rebellion. Senate bills for public buildings at Tampa, Pla., $140,090, and at Alexandria, La., $75,000, were passed, and after a short executive session, the Senate at 5:30 p. in. adjourned. HOUSK. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 10.—Immediately after the reading of the journal the House went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill, Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, in the chair. Mr. Lanham, of Texas, generally cridcised the measure and urged the importance of reciprocity with Mexico. 'Mr. McAdoo, of N. J., said that the pending bill was a step backward in civilization and an attempt to outwit the laws of nature and to evade the rules of common honesty. The policy of the Republican party closed out competition and formed a trust to regulate domestic consumption and then the Republicans, expressed surprise at the radical demands made by organizations, more or less socialistic in principle, asking that the government should enter into active competition with these Frankensteins it had created, and which under the present policy had become more powerful than their creator. Mr. LaFollette, of Wisconsin, in comparing the Mills bill with the one now pending, said that the Republican bill favored protection to American agriculture and labor. Mr. Springer taking the place of Mr. Carlisle who is absent from the city, directing his remarks against the proposition to pay a bounty on •sugar declared that $112,000,000 would be paid in fifteen years out of the pockets of the tax payers for the benefit of the producer of sugar. 'Mr. Dingley, of Maine, after discussing exhaustively the detailed provisions of the bill, generalized the methods upon which the measure had been framed. The fact, he said, that under protection the United States bad beceme the largest manufacturing country in the world was a refutation of the statement that the protection was a failure. The pending bill was framed upon the theory that articles which the United States could not produce, or produce in sufficient quantities to supply the home demandshould, be placed upon the free list, because a duty on such articles appreciated the cost to the consumer, and that was why the duty on sugar (of which the United States produced only one-eighth of its consumption) was a tax .?hieh increased the burdens of the people. The House then took recess until 8 p. m. At the midnight session of the Hoase the .tariff debate was continued. The McKinley bill was sup- in speeches by Messrs. Walker, Massachusetts, Grosvenor, Ohio Haynes Iowa, Bliss, Michigan! Ward, Missouri and Henderson Iowa, and opposed by Messrs. Chipman, Michigan, Boatner, Louisiana, AlcRae, Arkansas and Mansure, Missouri. Adjourned. CONFIRMATION. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 10.—The Senate to-day confirmed the following nominations: Edwin Stevens, of Pennsylvania, Consul at Pernambuco. Registers of the Land Office— b. A. Swiggett, Helena, Montana- Louis Dnpley, Natcbitoices, La Receivers public moneys G. M. Boar- qum, Helena, Montana, T. B. Shannon, San Francisco. T. P. Cooke Collector Customs, Sanduskv, Ohio' W. F. Arry, Marshall for the" District of Maryland. OWBS FUKMONT $1,900. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 10.—The discovery has just been made at the treasury department that the government is indebted to General John C, Fremont in the sum of $1,900. For a number of years the department had charged the General with $1,700 for which it was thought no voucher had been issued. General Fremont since he was placed on the retired list, called at the department and asked for a re-examination of his old army accounts, and as a result of this, it was found that instead of the General owing the government $1,700, there was a balance of $1,990 due to him. CHINESE ATTEMPT TO KNTKB THK UNITBD STATES. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 10.—A despatch was received at the Treasury department to-day from special Agent Irwin, at Nogales, A. T.. in which he stated that Chinese were on the Mexican boarder near that place, awaiting an opportunity to enter the United States. Instructions were wired to watch and arrest them should they set foot on United State's territory. TO JRcalh of Ilenriette Girard of Poverty and a Broken Hear:. By Telegraph to the Journal. PHILADKLPHIA, May 10.—An heiress to several million dollars, who bad been deprived of her fortune by her brother and had lived for seventy-five years in poverty, trouble and a broken heart, with none but char itable friends to attend her in h«r last moments, although she hasrieh relatives, died here. The lady is Henrietta Girard, niece of Etieane Girard, founder of Girard college, and sister of Auguste Girard, Under the will of a Mrs. Viddelt a member of the Girard family who died iu this city many years ago, Henrietta Girard, her sister and her brother Augusta were joint heirs to a fortune, estimated at from fire to ten millions,but none of them were to come into possession of the property until they became of age. All of them then lived in Paris. Augunte, who was of age, forthwith caine to this city and took possession of the estate, of which he was made executor until his sisters obtained their majority. He married here. When his sisters became of age they called upon him for their shares of the estate, but to all their appeals he turned a deaf ear and remained ia sole possession. Finally he died, and, to their astonishment, they found that in his will he claimed the entire estate as his own, and bequeathed the whole of it to his wife, who lives at No. 2208 Green street. About three years ago Henriette, after saving, witnher sister, a small amount of money, came here to sue Auguste's widow for their share, and the litigation lias been going on ever since, no decision having yet been reached. Her money became exhausted, and finally she went to live with the family of a saloon keeper named Henri Pou- jette, at No. 9 North Eleventh street, where she occuped a garret room, scantily furnished, and where, for nineteen months, she subsisted on the charity of friends. And there she died yesterday morning in abject poverty, though rightfully heireas to two or three million dollars. The French Society here will se»d the body to France, as her relatives here refuse to contribute toward the necessary expenses. A IIOBKIBIiE DISCOVERT. The Mutilated Body of a W»» Found In a Box at the Kansas City I'nion Station. BT Teleeraph to the Journal. KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 10.—At the Union station this morning in a pin* box two feet long, was found, the horribly mutilated body of a wonuuu Almost all the nesh bad been torn from the bo^s and the head and face were iSmllated beyond recognition. The body was packed in charcoal and from all appearance* life could not have been extinct for more than thirty-six hours. The box was checked over the Wabash road at St. Louis last night and arrived here early this morning. The Coroner will examine the remains. Vicar-^cneral Kf«zaa Dewl- Br Telegraph to the Journal. NKW YORK, May 10.—The R»v. Father Keegan, vicar-general «f Brooklyn, died this morning.

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