Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 27, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, January 27, 1891
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She VOL. XVI. LOGMSP'OBT, INDIANA, TUESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 27. 891. NO. 23. DEWENTER THE HATTER. JOHNSTON BROS. " The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, * (Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY* COMPOUNDED. NEW YOBK CUT OFF The Metropolis Has Little Communication with the World, HERE WE ARE Ready to thank you for your liberal patronage the past year. to See Y Hop o u ing This next new 'year you will find me at O Broadway as Usual With a large stock of Watches,. Jewelry and Spectacles, D. A. HADK, The Jeweler and Optician. 4:1 IF YOU WANT A FINE DRESS SUIT OR BUSINESS SUIT :-: O R :•: OVER COAT, Fur, Beaver, Melton, Kerseys or any kind to suit the customer English' or Yankee, any Manufacture, you can find it at 318 BROADWAY, Silk lined and got up in the very latest styles to suit the purchaser. Come -and examine Goods .and prices. Goods sold in suit patterns or pants patterns at reasonable rates and cut and trimed to order. JOS. CRAIG, The Tailor. A Blizzard Levels Telegraph Poles-and Wires, Rendering -the Streets Almost Impassable. E. F. KELLER T a ilor !3tl Market Street. GREAT DAMAGE ELSEWHERE. NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—The storm which set in at 11 o'clock Saturday night and continued until noon Sunday was the severest of the season thus far. About six inches of snow fell, and it was of the wet, clinging 1 kind that fastened itself to every thing- it touched, loading- trees until they were shorn of their branches or fell prostrate with their trunks snapped 63 _ as though they had been mere twigs; clinging- to the electric wires until they gave way under the pressure and broka in all directions, or until the poles on .which they were.strung, breaking-under the enormous weight, fell across streets and against houses, blocking all traffic on the f oriner and threatening destruction to the latter and their inmates. The damage all over the storin-ridden district is far greater than at first was supposed. Every hour new reports came to police, telegrapher telephone headquarters indicating an unprecedented destruction .of property. It will take weeks of time and great sums of money to repair the damage. For the first time in the history of the great telegraph and telephone companies which center in this city, they are paralyzed. Never bef ore^have they experienced . such complete and , absolute havoc. The condition of their lines during- the memorable blizzard was as nothing compared with the state of the telegraph to-day. The storm was by all odds the worst that the telegraph, companies have ever had to deal with. The'sleet storm in '81 holds the record for general havoc, because it laid low every wire in this •town. But Sunday's storm went further even than that. An idea of what wrecking of lines was done may be g-athered from the fact that out of 1,500 wires running out of this city the Western Union Company has but three wires working. The rest, with the poles that supported "them, lie beside railroad tracks and across fields, and are caught in trees or covered with snow. The total •• damage . to the companie which will result from this condition of affairs is roughly estimated at S500,- 000. Two weeks' unceasing effort wfl] be required to get the wires into the condition which existed before the storm broke and tore down the poles and wires. The Western Union officer: agree that complete havoc only describes their condition. The Western Union Company has summoned all its available gangs of linemen, and gangs from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica are now at work on the trunk wires running north- The Postal Telegraph Company is working only two northern wires. Business at the exchange is practically paralyzed, and in the commercial quarter the same conditions prevail. The fall of snow which prostrated the wires was the heaviest 'since the famous blizzard. Two thousand men are now ' at work clearing it from the streets. Three horses have been killed by two wires and a woman in J ersey City was fatally injured by.a falling pole. Tbe damage in this city is estimated at at least S2,- 000,000. In Brooklyn the damage to wires, poles and houses will be 8500,000. In Jersey City it is figured out at §300,000. . With the present means of communication it is impossible to say whether there has been loss of life, but if there has not been it will be almost a miracle. Two persons have been reported injured in this city. Mrs. Catharine McCormick. of West Thirty-fourth street, was walking along Seventh avenue, where several poles fell under their weight-of snow. One of the falling poles struck the old lady, she fell to the ground and was almost buried beneath the network of wires and. snow. .John Burke, of 349 West Thirty-ninth street, was struck by a falling pole and had one arm broken and a shoulder dislocated. At daylight Sunday morning the work of" destruction had begun a,nd it continued until the snow-fall ceased at noon, when the wrecks, of trees and telegraph poles were to be found on every street. Irregular festoons of wire' were hanging on every hand and detached lengths . of wire were strung on every sidewalk. No such work of devastation has been known since the .great blizzard of March, 1883, and it is a question if that memorable storm was more seripus in its effects upon the telegraph poles and wires of the city. The police and fire departments were especial sufferers. All wire connections between the various police stations and the central station were broken and recourse was had to messengers. The fire-department' circuits were generally broken, and as no alarms could be sent out excepting on a very few circuits patrols of firemen were established throughout the city. . A partial list only can be given of the accidents caused by the storm. At about 9 o'clock in the morning seven huge telegraph poles on Fourth avenue n One Hundred and Twenty- first and" One Hundred and Twenty- fifth streets, were broken off close to the ground, falling with a great crash into the cut of the New York Central railroad, effectually blocking the track for two hours. Early in the morning an immense tree that stood in front of '310 East Broadway fell into the street, narrowly escaping a car that was loaded with passengers. In its descent it struck the telegraph wires and carried down a lot of poles. All the telegraph poles on Seven th avenue from Firty-second street to Fifty-ninth are down, covering the avenne with wires ;md the fragments of poh'S. The heavy poles on Fifty- ninth street from Kighth avenue to Eleventh avenue sull'eveilthesn.mi' fate. At, 7:30 o'clock in the morning a line of Western Union eighty-foot poles-fell with a crash,, carrying no less than 150 single wires and two cables two inches thick, with from forty to seventy- five wires in them, to the ground. The cross-bars scraped the sides of the brownstone flats on the south side of the street as they fell and shook the buildings to their very foundations. The fall made a sound like thunder, startling people for blocks away. Many ..of the enormous poles were broken in three pieces and the. cross-arms shattered. . The houses were so blocked by the wreck that un- tiljjnidday ingress or egress was impossible. Several poles fell against the Uniun Square Hall, Fifteenth street and Fourth avenue,. d*ing some little damage to the building. The entire line of poles on the west side of Park avenue from Fifty-ninth to Seventy- ninth street went down, incum- bering both street and sidewalk. The poles on One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street between First and Third avenues and between Ninth and Tenth avenues are down. The debris blocked the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street cable road for several hours. Early in the morning a telegraph -wire broke in front of 115 Chambers street and fell across an electric-light wire and received its .current. The wire fell on the horses of an Eighth avenue car, and the deadly current killed one of them instantly. Two or three fires were caused by the Twokeu electric- light wires, but were extinguished with trifling damage. .The storm opened in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. It increased in severity until it reached Cape Hatteras. The visitation reached New York City at 10:45 with a rain which changed to snow at 11:45 p. m. The blinding saow con- tin-tied- to 10 a. m. 'Sunday' and nine inches fell. It is thought that the young blizzard did not extend more than 100 miles inland. The Western Union is badly crippled by the storm, all wires being down but three, those being in the 'Western circuit connecting Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and Chicago. The storm extended over the entire regiou from Boston through the lower Eastern States. Southern New York, New. Jersey, -Delaware and south oi Maryland. At 8 o'clock Sunday morning there were but few wires running from the Western Union -office, and at 9 o'clock nearly every wire was rendered useless. At one time communication to Philadelphia, Albany and Boston was entirely cut off. BOSTON, Jan. 20.—The storm did grea* damage throughout New England and especially between New Haven and New York, where all the wires are down and the only communication is by rail. Twelve to 15 inches of snow fell. Telegraphic communication north and east is slow. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26.—The Pennsylvania railroad officials here have tel- grams stating that a. number of small wrecks have occurred on their road on account of the storm, causing heavy loss to the road, but no loss of life.." All the mails were ten hours \a.te, as -it was impossible to proceed at anv rate of speed between stations havs ing no wire connections. The faces of some of those who were obliged to be out in the storm are quite severely cut,such was the force nnd hardness of the snow. JERSEY CITY. N. J., Jan. 36.—The storm has made of Jersey City a buried town. There is not an effective wire .to be found, either telegraph, telephone, .fire-alarm or electric light. Save for submarine cables to New York and Brooklyn the isolation is complete. The same is true of Hoboken. Fallen poles and tangled wires cumber the streets in many places. .HAJRBISBTJBG, Pa., Jan. 26.—The eastern, part of the State has been visited by a severe snow-storm. Passengers from Philadelphia report that the snow was very severe there, great havoc being done to the telegraph and telephone wires. __ BY REQUEST Of Many of Our Customers Who were unable to attend our Semi-Annual Clearance Sale! The past week, we have resolved to continue the same duriog all: of this week. We have added other departments, and MARKED DOWN! Many more goods to add to the general sweep. The largest of them all-will be found in our CLOAK DEPARTMENT. Be on hand Monday morning. WILER& WISE = OF Heavy Damages Awarded. CniCAao, Jan. 26.—In Judge Grin- Bel's court a jury awarded Stephen S. Young 8", 000 oh his claim for 815,OOG damages- .against the Grand Trunk railway. The suit is one of a numhei growing out of a railway accident that happened near Hamilton, Ont. Nineteen people were killed^and as many more were injured; Suits have been brought in Chicago, Detroit and New Y\>rk. This is the first verdict returned. _; ;'' .. : ~^~" Damage by -Floods. PARIS, Jan. 20.—The thaw is causing, great damage everywhere in the Department ol' the North and in Belgium. Vast numbers of cattle have perished in tljif floods : n the lo ver parts of Brus- Sels. and iii f ther places food is conveyed 315 Fourth Street. OVER THE FALLS. &. Man Leaps--Into- -Niagara's Swirling Current, He Jumps from Goat Island Bridge Into the Stream, and Is Carried Over the Precipice. A DELIBERATE SUICIDE. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan. 20.— Shortly after 6 o'clock Sunday evening Henry Highland, the.keeper of Goat Island, saw a man go on the bridge and start up the island hill toward the falls. The man made no reply to the keeper's challenge, but when asked what hotel he was stopping at, replied: "The Ven- .dorne." The man was intoxicated, and Highland said he would go over to. the main shore with him. Just as they reached the bridge the stranger broke away. .''and. running a few steps, jumped over the . bridge lead- in"" from Bath island to Goat island into the rapids. The water, being shallow, the man clambered upon a cake of ice .attached to the pier. The man refused .assistance and plunged into a swift current and was carried down out of sight. He probably, passed over the fallsi He was about 20 years old, nearly six feet tall and., well dressed in dark clothes, with long- dark overcoat^ and silk hat. The man is supposed to be C. E. Stanley, of Cleveland. __ FATAL RAILWAY WRECK. Ex-CongrcsBUiaii 'Lord, of Michigan, Killed and Several Other Persons Hurt in a, Collision Near Butto, Mont. BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 20.—A collision occurred on the Northern Pacific near this city Sunday afternoon in which H. W. Lord, of Devil's Lake, .N. D., lost his ' life and eight others were badly injured. It is the .custom of the west-bound train over this road to leave the through sleeper at the "Y" immediately east of the city, where it is taken up by the Montana Union and run .through to Garrison. This was • done Sunday, but before the Union appeared a Northern Pacific freight double-header thundered along and ran into the sleeper while running at full speed. Mr. Lord was standing, on the .front platform at the tir .e.and was knocked off and run over by the .-."•eight train, being mangled out of all semblance to humanity. Mr. Lord ' was well known throughout the West and Northwest, having been a member of Congress from Michigan before going to Dakota, , where he had been prominently mentioned for both Congress and Senate. He was register of the land office at Devil's Lake. THE BILL IS SHELVED., By a Vote of 3B to 34 the Senate Lays Aside the Election Bill. WASHINGTON-, Jan. 25.—The Senate met at noon, : the pending question being resolutions to amend the rules by providing a method of closing debate. Morgan (Ala) resumed the irpor ana continued nis argument on Saturday in opposition .to the >osed rule and to the elections ;bill" ^ At 1:20 Senator Morgan yielded for » motion - by.,. Senator,, W.olcoti.. .(.CaL) to proceed to the consideration of the apportionment bilL • Senator Dolph (Ore.) moved to lay that motion on the table, and the motion was rejected amid much. applause—yeas, 34; nays,' 35. Sena-- tors Cameron, .Jones (Nev.), -Stewart, Teller, Washburn and Woleott voted with the Democrats, and Senator Ingalls being paired with Senator Battlers. The vote was then taken on Senator Wolcott's motion to-take up the apportionment bill, and it was carried —yeas, 85; nays, 34. KILLED EIGHT MEN, A Noted Kentucky Desperado Discover** to Be an Inmate of 8. California Prison. SAN FRASCISCO, Jan. 26. — Wilson. Howard, a member of the notorious Howard family of Harlon. County, By., was lodged in the city- prison-, here Sunday en route to Missouri, where he is- wanted for murder. Last August Howard was convicted of robbing a stage in Calveras County,- and under the name of Charles Brown was sentenced to eight years in San -.Quentin. • Kentucky officials disclosed his true identity, and in order, to return -him to be tried for murder Governor Markham pardoned him a few. days ago. As soon as Howard was Teleased two Missouri officials .took him into custody. The officials left last night with the prisoner on the overland train. ; Howard admits having killed eight men. - , Killed His Wife. ' SAN MAROCOS, Tex,, Jan. 20.—Colonel George H. Snyder, one of the wealthiest citizens of this place and agent for the Southern Agricultural works of Atlanta, Ga,, shot and killed his wife' just aftejr her return from'church Sunday. Snyder was arrested, but refused to talk,'and gives no reason for Ms bloody act. is I Coming In all Its Mantle Splendor. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Thursday, January : 29th, Or " PECK AND FURSMAN'S Double Mammoth Spectacular Uncle Tom's Cabin Co., Presenting Mrs Harriet Beecher SMwe'8 Great Story oi American History Uncle Tom's Cabin j On a scale of Magnlflcense never before ottemtoU, Everything Entirely New and Novel, 1'opular Prices 23, 33 and aO.contn. Watch for the GrandFree Street Parade"

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