Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 18, 1892 · Page 5
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, October 18, 1892
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> GELBBRfVTED HflTS STIFF AND SILK. FALL AND WINTER STYLES. A MIDNIGHT TSAGEDY. BATE HUMPHREY A3D HIS SHOT am CHECK "SHORT!" STETES- SO>"S MORTAL CAREER. A. Bloody Trasedy In a Darfc Alley Behind K. Questionable JolEt on Sixth street. OBSERVE. H. G. TUCKER, the Pearl 3tree Tailor is showing some very handsome woolens for fall wear in suitings. He also has something new and attractive for overcoats. Yours Truly, "PUCK." DAILY JOURNAL. TUESDAY MORNING, OCT. IS. YOTJK NAME IS FRIST. Items of a Personal Character Con- corntns toscaunportors a:nd Tlielr Friends. Geo. W. Seybold went to Gas City this morning. John A. Day, of Burlington, Iowa, is visiting his auct Mrs. DeGroot. Mrs. M. L. Bryant has returned from a three weeks' visit at Ada, Ohio. Mrs. P. J. Kichason of Detroit, is in the city the guest of relatives and friends. Dr. J. B. Shultz departs this morning for a weeks sojourn and rest at Mt. Clemens Springs, Mich. Capt. Frank Swigart returned from Washington yesterday and will speed his annual vacation in this city. Mrs. John Good of Deeatur and Mrs. W. P- Stouffer o! Wabash are in the city the guests of the family of O. J. Stouffer. Mr. C. B. Lockwood of the Peru Republican was in the city yesterday calling on friends of whom he has many in this city. Mrs. T. J. Elktns departed yesterday to Hemmingberg, Neb., to join her husband who went there several months ago to prepare a new home for them. Mrs. Put Mahoney returned yesterday from LaJunta Colo., where she has been visiting relatives. She was also at Colorado Springs and Denver and witnessed the great snow storm of last week. Father Dennis McCabe for the past three years assistant priest at the cathedral at Vincennes. will shortly be transferred to new fields, having been assigned by the bishop to the charge at Liberty. Father McCabe is well known in this city especially among Catholics and was a prominent feature at the recent U. K. C. K. of A. convention in this city where he attracted universal attention by his eloquent wit and quaint humor. TVfien Xature Needs assistance it may be best to render it promptly, but one should remember to use even the most perfect remedies only when needed. The best and most simple and gentle remedy is the Syrup of Figs, mrnu- factured by the California Fig Syrup Company. The Laundry Girls' dance at the rink will be the dance of the season. Don't miss it. RAILROAD IID3IBLESGS. Don't forget our children's department; everything goes at cost.—Bell Clothing 1 House. Iterats IVotii t!»c Note-Book of Our Kail'.vaT Reporter— J?oJntn Per- Nouni and Oiliorwise. ' G-eo. Bubel the Pan Handle machinist is on the sick list. 'Pan Handle engine -162 was sent to the shop for repairs yesterday. Pan Handle passenger engine 356 was turned out of the shops yesterday. 0. B. Sargent chief clerk at the Pan Handle shops, spent Sunday in Chicago. John Goring AT abash agent at Hunting-ton and family are visiting relatives in this city. . Pan Handle engineer Martin Porter was sent to Bradford yesterday to bring an engine back. John Welch of the Pan Handle boiler shop, received a party of his friends Saturday evening. Mont Swigart of the Pan Handle freight office has returned from a two weeks trip to Washington. Eel river agent J. W. Dunwoody spent Sunday in North Manchester. His family are visiting in Lafayette. H. L. Clark the Pan Handle carpenter. is off duty showing his brother Hiram of Rochester, N. Y. around town. Chas. E. Klink clerk at the office Of the general foreman at the Pan Handle shops, is visiting relatives in Toledo and Michigan. Pan Handle engine 410 on first section of train 71 broke down yesterday on the road. She was disconnected and brought in on. one side. John Wood of the Pan Handle blacksmith shop, will to-day leave for Carroll and White counties for a week's outing. His family goes with him. Simon Carroll and Peter Grady have resigned their positions at the Pan Handle blacksmith shop. • The former went breaking while the latter has gone switching. Pan Handle engine 3SS which about a week ago went to pieces on the Hagerstown hill while being taken to the Pendleton shops, was returned and is now at the shops. She will be rebuilt here. The locomotive drawing the west bound Wabash local broke down at Wabash yesterday morning delaying the train several hours. Another engine was sent for from Andrews and the train proceeded on its way. Fred Hartle night foreman • at the ?an Handle round house was acci- dently struck in the head by a chunk of coal Saturday night. The wound s painful and at first stunned him but does not keep him from his work. Pan Handle engine 367 was sent to Anoka with a number of cars yester- .ay to do some transferring. By some accident she backed tpo hard against he train resulting in two broken ecd- ills for the tank. The engine was not damaged. Sunday morning Pan Handle engi- ,eer F. M. Williamson and conductor i. S. Coats found the body of an un- nown man lying on the track at fnion City, bodly mutilated. He eems -to have been a tramp as his gen- ral appearance indicated and nobody aw him before. He was killed by a receding train. The Yandalia has one woman agent its employ named Miss Minnie iush, who is stationed at Lakeville, nd. She has been in the employ of 3e company for a number of years nd has three assistant men clerks nder her. A great deal of farm pro- wee is shipped from this Qpoint, and ives work of a complicated nature. he is well known along the line as a hustler. Another woman agent was stationed at Mulberry Grove, but was taken Off a short time ago. To $5,000 to §20,000 at 7 per cent, interest on business property. Apply to W. D. PRATT. Detroit beer oc J. P. Sebastian's, tap, fresh, daily, at Snndar The question which agitated the people, who stopped to interest themselves at all in the matter; Sunday and yesterday, vras the question whether Dave Humphrey, shot •'Shorty" Stevenson knowing who he was and with intent to kill, or whether he shot as any man would to prevent a burglariou? entrance of his house. Dave says the latter motive prompted him to load his shot gun and fire the deadly chp.rge. Some circumstances connected with the affair, however, point to the first theory. There is, at least, a mystery connected with this midnight tragedy which the Coroner's inquest may clear up. While Dave Humphrey's story is entitled to ail the consideration it is worth, public opinion is undeniably against him and has not been slow to attribute to Humphreys' motives for his act not I set forth in his explanation of the affair. Early Sunday morning a young man employed at Taggart's bakery looked out the back door of the bakery into the area which forms a sort of a blind alley back of .a row of small buildings on Sixth street, one of which buildings is .the dark and - dismal one occupied by David Humphrey as a second hand store. The boy was shocked to see the body of a man lying- at the back door- of Hu.mphrey's place, a ghastly hole in the side of his head from which a pool of clotted gore had flowed. The boy aroused Humphrey, who sleeps in a room over his store and told him of the ghastly object beneath his window. The old man did not express surprise, saying that it was not unlikely, as he had shot at a burglar who was attempting to get into his store during the night. Dave paid no attention to the body nor to the excited crowd which presently gathered at the scene of the tragedy, but went off to breakfast. Coroner Baliard was summoned and after viewing the situation of the body it was removed to Kroeger & Strain's where it was the object of the. curious gaze of hundreds all day. The Coroner sought Dave and obtained from him the following plausible story of the affair: About 11 o'clock, so the story went, he was aroused by a noise at the rear of his store and shortly afterward a crash within. A.S he was always on the lookout for burglars, having been robbed once, he took his revolver and fired down the stairway through the back door with an idea to scare the burglariously inclined parties away. About one o'clock he heard the noise repeated and slipping down stairs loaded a shot gun and a Winchester rifle, filled hid pockets with cartridges preparing to protect his place. Standing in the partition door of his store he saw a face poked through a broken pane in the window. He shot He heard a fall and then foot steps. Supposing-the intruders gone, he went back to bed and slept the sleep of the just. Instead of holding Dave in jail pending an investigation the Coroner ordered him to go home and stay there and Humphrey continued all day yesterday doing business at the old stand and narrating to crowds all day long the story of the shooting. Joe, or "Shorty" Stevenson was about 30 years of age and was employed by Stevens & Bedwards as a pipe calker. He first came here when the natural gas mains were laid and had worked off and oa here since, his last work for Stevens & Bedwards being in the laying of the recent water mains. He had also worked for the Columbus Construction Co., and at the Fitch stone quarry. He and Jack Neviils had been together during the early part of the evening and Stevenson had been drinking heavily. He left Jack about 9 o'clock saying that he was going to bed. He also expressed his intention of going to Chicago in the morning to work. That is the last that is authentically related concerning him. ,It is said that parties will be found who saw him about 11 o'clock following down Sixth street into the aiiey back of the store a disreputable woman known as Nellie Ely -who often visits over Humphrey's place. In fact it is stated that.Humphrey claims, a disreputable ownership of the si?!.' It is also said that he had teen with this same woman during ; the day and that Humphrey han openly threatened to shoot him if he did not keep away from her. Humphrey has 'told several contradictory stories concerning the affair -and has openly expressed his : satisfaction, that his''.. shot : took such, good effect. AFrom the helghih of the barrel on which Humphrey claims the man stood while looking into the window and the heighth, 5 ft. 6, of Stevenson, it is difficult to see how the latters face could have been pressed into the window to receive the shot in the direction the wound indicated. There is also no marks of scattered shot on the window frame or the glass in it, such as would likely have been left, the gun being fired from the range indicated at a. face in a break in a pane 8x12 inches, an old break by the way. It would seem probable that- Stevenson met his death in attempting to follow the girl into this retreat in a drunken condition. The shot was heard distinctly by no fewer than fifteen men among whom were Officers Klcckner acci Cronin standing at the Broadway corner of Sixth street. The officers had a prisoner, but some parties ran into the alley to investigate and finding nothing- or hearing nothing thought it was rat shooting and ceased their search. - They did cot look into the area, the scene of the bloody tragedy. Had they done so the Journal would have given this piece of news earlier. The shot was also heard at the Journal office and generally down town, but as in the case of those who were near by, little attention was paid to it. So clear was the sound, however, that all agree it must have been an open air shot. Humphrey is altogether too handy with his gun. One time when he was peddling watermelons around the streets long ago, a boy stole a melon from his cart. This enraged "honest Dave" and he pulled a gun and fired into the lad, fortunately, however, failing in his avowed intention of killing the boy. Another time, since he established his junk shop on Sixth street, he discovered a boy climbing into the window. He yelled down- from the upstairs window, swearing that he would kill the youthful prowler. The lad plead with him not to shoot him and by an artful dodge slipped into a hole beneath the house. Dave ran out and emptied the contents of his revolver into the hole after the boy, fortunately missing him. SteAedson is said to be, by those who know him, a "good fellow," and they do not believe it likely that he was trying to enter the house for burglarious reasons. The general story is that he was there to seek Nellie Bly. The deceased never talked much about himself and. -nothing is known of his family, .although it, is said he has a brother .in New York City. The body will probably be interred in Potter's field to-day. • The poor OB an equal with toe rich. We do not ask you to buy a §5 suit or overcoa.Y but if'you only buy one for $1.25 \ve give you chobe o€" either a pair of Barney & Berry all steel lever skates cs- a orass arum. Death of Mrs. Frank Smith. The announcement was received yesterday of the death of Elizabeth Priest, beloved wife of Frank A. Smith of Flora. Her death resulted from typhoid fever after f -an illness of ten days. Mrs. Smith was a resident of Logansport previous to her removal to Flora, and her nobility of character and perfect Christian^..womanhood endeared her to a lai^' circle of friends. She was a deVo'ut member of the Christian church of this city. The obsequies will occur ia Francisville to-day. Kentfrowa Tills Week- Pientfrow's Jolly Pathfinders opened a week of comedy at Dolan's last night before a large and well satisfied audience. This is a large and well ballanced company led by Rentfrow, jr., and carries an excellent band and orchestra. Good houses are assured this week. Spcakins October 2SKh. Governor Hamilton of Illinois will speak in this city Saturday October 20th in the afternoon. HOD. W. D. Owen will speak in the evening. Governor McKinley has also been invited and if possible his attendance will be secured. Bear in rnind date and place of Machinist's dance, October 20th, at the rink, _ I have arranged to handle the celebrated Detroit keg beer.—J. P. Sebastian. _ Attend the Machinist's dance Thursday evening, October 20th; at the rink. •• Attand the Laundry Girls" da: Wednesday evening, at the rink. Hi.-.'/ • • -.'"U:-! >•- KepuV'- i^kct. ce The above cut, as-stamped, shows a straight Bepablican ticket. To vc$e # straight Republican ticket stamp wlfhfii tne square surroandinsrthe easrle. show al- rnnst as many suits and overcoats as ail the stares combined, ranging in price irotn $1.25 up. !?Viiy 100 style?, of any age raakiug a most remarkable spread. , Our prices are absolutely the lowest and our guarantee the best. With Happy Home Clothing we return all the raon- ev paid for a suit even, alter thr.°^ m/ J. is not. satisfactory to wearer. months' wearu. it Course."' List of Ailvcrllsoil listers Remaining In eke postofflce ;it Loganspor: for the week ending Oct. 17,1692. GENTS. Blackburn Edgar, ' Powell Noah Demorst Geo, Bcjdia JoUan Slurrey Geo. B. Thompson A. J, LADIES. Hlnes Ella Miss Sliarpe Eliza Hiss Persons calling for these letters please say advertised. D, W. TOMLINSOX, P. M. GRAND FALLS OF LABRADOR. Description of Ono of tho Grandest Cataracts In the World. The Grand falls of Labrador are nearly twice as high as Niagara, and are inferior to that marvelous cataract in breadth and volume of water only. One of their most striking characteristics is the astonishing- leap into space which the torrent snakes in discharging itself over its rocky barrier. From the description given of the rapid drop in the river-bed and the coincident narrowing- of the channel, one can easily understand that the cumulative energy expended in this final leap of the pent- up waters is truly titanic. If a sab- stratum of softer rock existed here, as at Niagara, a similar "cave of the winds" would enable one to penetrate a considerable distance beneath the fall. The uniform structure of the rock, however, prevents any unequal disintegration, and thus the overarching- sheet of water covers a nearly perpendicular wall, the base of which is washed by the waters of the lower river. In spite of the fact that no creature, except one with wings, could hope to penetrate this sub-aqueous chamber, the place is inhabited, if we are to believe the traditions of the Labrador Indians. Many years ago, so runs the talc, two Indian maidens gathering- firewood near the falls were enticed to the brin-k and drawn over by the evil spirit of the place. During- the long- years since then, these unfortunates have been condemned to dwell beneath the fall, anil forced to toil daily, dressing deerskins, until now, no longer young and beautiful, they can be seen betimes through the mist, trailing their white hair behind them and stretching- out shriveled arms toward any mortal who ventures to visit the confines of their mystic dwelling-place. The Indian name for the Grand falls— Patses-che-wan—means "the narrow place where the water falls." Like the native word "Magara—"thunder of waters"—this Indian designation eon- tains a poetic and descriptive quality which it would be hard to improve. From the point where the river leaves the plateau and plunges into the deep pool below the falls, its course for twenty-five miles is through one of the most remarkable canyons in the world. From the appearance of the sides of this gorge, and the zig-zag line of the river, the indications are that the stream has slowly forced a channel through this rocky chasm, cutting- its w:iy back, foot by foot, from the edge of the p'ate:iu to the present position of the fails. Ilcecnt investigators estimate that a period of six thousand years was required to form tho gorge below Niagara f^lls: or, in other words, that it has taken that ler:M,b of '..\mf. for tlie falls to recede from their former- position at Quecnstown heights to their- present location. If it has taken this, length, of time for Niagara falls to recede a distance of seven miles by tho erosive power of the water acting on. st soft shale roclr supporting a stratum off limestone, the immensity of time ia-~ volved by assuming that the GrancS river, canyon was formed in the samcs way is so great that the mind falters its contemplating it, especially when it is-recognized that the escarpment of the,Grand falls is of hard gneissic rock.. And yet no other explanation of the- origin of this gorge is acceptable, unless, indeed, we can assume that: at, some former time a fissure ran in a line- identical with the present course of tho river; in which case the drainage of the table-land, emptying into the Granct river, would follow the line of least re«- sistance, and in the course of time excavate the fissure into the present prcn- .portions of the gorge.—Henry G. Bryant, in Century. LINES FROM LONDON.. TECS railroads center in London.. Lo:roo3f has electric fire engines THE Bank'of England covers nearly three acres. PEACHES of excellent quality, from, Africa, are sold in the London markets, at high pi-ices. ABOUT three hundred organ grinders arrive in London every June from Italy and leave again about October. THOUGH Wales is deteriorating, and even the language is dying- out, there is- a colony of 50,000 Welshmen in London. THE new clock being' made lor St., Paul's cathedral in London will have a. face 30 feet in diameter. The hammer which strikes the bell weighs 680 pounds- For referring lo^scljoci 60 unuKufll. nut i' f may possess interest lor korne to kiv.ro.- that <.:" ihdr - 7:n!f Che I'ricc of tho'of&ci- SOI>D, we fliiy—!f tbe quality i'.-it ,'l sUouli &0, of cou-s': i\ o-.vfcr Companies saj-ji ^orbiUint prices, but ciJ f chcaicnl iiaaiycis, ic. i Ix:: ih? HekEXisis JeaU thc t -.^'. :':'t prtic'.ieit! -.vomcn try C"i' jadfe iii ;!:«aselves. VOL'K YOU CA2T SEE IT, perhaps,one of Dr. Pieree's Pleasant Pellets—but you can't feel it after it's taken. And yet ID does you more good than of tbe h:i£re. vdrh their a;:d violence. Thc-ss tiny ' Pellets, the smallest and e?.?:est :o r;;k?. j bring you "help ths^Zcjfe. Const;;:-.ic:j. j Indigestion. Bilious Attacks, S™v or i Bilious Headaches, end till derangements of liver, stomaca, and bowels, are permanently cured. EEL RIVER CATARRH CURE. be ha'J at the A SQI7A3I2 o5er of 5500 cc?a is laide by the pronriet^;-' cf Dr. Sage's Catarri"- lic.'/^-cy. for any qase- or Citarrh. no matte? !:cvr had or o; how long standing; wuleii lit-y CUE- not cure. 'i at i. ing drug s- -re-: B. ?7SHER, D, E. rHYOR, B. F. XE-ESLING. JOHNSTON BROS, :OOLSON & F. H. C. PURCELL, 3 321 Fourth street!

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