Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 29, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, January 29, 1891
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r She VOL. XVI, LOGMSPOBL INDIANA, THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 29. 891. NO. 25. DEWENTER THE HATTER. JOHNSTON BROS. " The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, . . ( Sti-ecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. HERE WE ARE -Ready to thank you for your liberal patronage the past year. Hoping to See You ' This next new year you will find me a.t 410 Broadway as Usual With a large stock of Watches, Jewelry and Spectacles, D. A. HMfK, The Jeweler and Optician. IF YOU WANT A FINE DRESS SUIT OR BUSINESS - SUIT *•* OR"-' 0 V E R C 0 AT, 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 jind examine Goods and prices.- Goods sold in suit patterns or pants patterns iilffeasonaHc ratesand cut and tritned to order. JOS. CRAIG, The Tailor. E.-F. KELLER T a i 1 o r, 311 Market Street. SCOKES AEE DEAD The Loss of Life at the Mammoth Mine in Pennsylvania. The Litest Estimate Places It at 120 —There Have Been 107 Bodies Taken from the Pit. TERRIBLE SCENES WITNESSED. SCOTT-DALE, Pa., Jan. 28.—By the ex plosion of fire-damp in the Mammotl shaft of the H. C. Fricke Coke Company Tuesday 120 miners were ushered into eternity and many seriously injured. The explosion occurred Tuesday morn ing 1 shortly after 9 o'clock, and it.is sup posed was caused by the ignition of miner's oil lamp. This after-damp, which followed the fire-damp explosion, suffocated nearly every workman. One hundred- and seven bodies hac been taken from the'ill-fated mine up to 10 o'clock a, m. It is estimated that the remai'os of at least seventeen more victims are still in the pit, but it is thoug-ht that all will be brough.1 out in a few hours. The "" rescuing party is working with heroic energy, and the wreck in the shaft is being-rapidly cleared up. No arrangements have yet been made for the funerals. The victims will be buried by the company. Many of the unfortunates are Hungarians, and will be sent to Scottdale for interment. Coffins have already been ordered for eighty persons frotn Mount Pleasant undertakers, and it is understood that the Fricke Company, the owners of the plant, will bear the expenses of the same. The only*man who escaped from the fatal mine was Mine Boss Eaton. Ex-Mine Inspector Keighly, the super,- intendent of the fatal shaft, is nearly distracted. It is a singular fact that misfortune seems to have followed him. His experiences in the Farm Hill disaster resulted in his tendering his resignation as mine inspector. When the first rescuing party reached the bottom of the shaft, one glance and ;he odor of the. deadly fire-damp told the story. Death was stalking in the underprround corridors. He had seized all he found there. The force• of the explosion was visible on every hand. The-'coal wagons used in the mines were splintered to pieces in some cases, and in others several had been jammed together in a solid mass. Mules were seen which had been driven against the ribs of the workings with such force that their bodies lost all resemblance to living reality. Here and ;here lay human bodies. Some were mutilated, and all were blackened by ,he fUine which had swept through the works. The bodies of those who had been killed'by the effects of the explosion lay in distorted attitudes, while ihose of the others, who had apparently escaped the flame and loncussion. but had rushed from ;he rooms in which they were working on the flats and had succumbed ;o the stealthy, suffocating. fire-damp, .ay in sleeping attitudes. Some lay »t :ull length, with htfads resting upon heir hands, as if asleep. Others were 'ace downward, with their heads in jools of. water. In the haulage roads of 'flat Iso. 4 thirty-five bodies were iound, and fifteen were counted in one leap in flat No. 2. One man had both egs blown- off. The body of a boy was lound with a stick' driven through his rm. Most of the. men were killed by the explosion. The others were overcome jy the after-damp and while some of the bodies are horribly torn, burned and mutilated, others were found with their ;eeth clinched on the iron rail of the )it road. Others were found with 'aces plunged into, the water and not a few wore found upon their mees, as if engaged in prayer. ?ire Boss Sneath was identified by "his rubber boots. His body was scattered about in a dozen places, lis head was torn from his shoulders. 5oth legs were torn off, and that part of his body recovered was roasted and blackened. His left hand, clutching- lis lamp, was found over 100 feet from he trunk of his body. One of his loots was found fifty yards away; one of ais feet, with part, of a leg attached, was ound also. When the parts of his y were collected and sent in a sheet o the pit mouth they were identified iy an engineer, who recognized the wots. It is estimated that there are sixty wives and families that are left wholly ependent on the charity of the world or sustenance by this disaster. In. act, they are almost -penniless, as the lant has not been running full for ome time and work "has been exceed- ngly scarce since the dullness has set in the demand for coke. .Every means possible will be' resorted to to upply the widowed mothers and their hildren with the necessaries of .life. It s understood that a subscription paper vill shortly be .circulated to obtain. money to support the unfortunate families. " _ Claim He'Is Nearly-*IO',OpO Short. ANTIGO, \Vis., Jan. 28.—A .committee appointed by the county board to ex- mine the accounts of C. H. Larseelere, ounty treasurer, to-day makes a re- ort that his accounts are short S9,282. Notwithstanding his re-election last fall le has been unable so far to secure xrnds, and the board \\ ill declare the ffice vacant and put in a new man. FOR CO-OPERATION. The Subject Becoives Much Attention al tlio Meeting: of the Rational Warmers' AUiuuco In Omaha. OMAHA, Jan. 38.— J. H. Powers, independent candidate and contestant for the Governorship of Nebraska, presided at the National Farmers' Alliance convention. There were 125 delegates and seventy-five others in attendance, all being -admitted as delegates. Tha States of .New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington and Nebraska are represented. All the morning session was consumed in routine business and in reading President Powers' annual address. The president advocated a general organization of trades unions and the Knights of Labor with the Alliance. He said that no effective arrangements of a. National character for the conduct of business industries of the country can be made and prove of benefit without being in effect the laws of the organization which adopts them. To prevent general and continual conflict with the laws of the Government the Government itself must be controlled by these societies. For attaining this object President Powers proposed two plans — a new political party and independent political action. The first he opposed as not practical for industrial organizations, as the platform on which the party might be formed would soon become obsolete. He then outlined his plan for action as follows: "Let this Alliance discuss and agree upon Such measures as it stall deem expedient to form a basis lor political action for this year and next. Place this by correspondence before other great industrial organizations and with their concurrence let a convention be called at some central point for the purpose of comparing views and finally adopting as a National platform a concise set of principles which can be cordially supported by all Then publish them to the world and let the remainder of the year be spent in disseminating :hes* principles and preparing for the great struggle In 1802. The subjects on which those principles are founded suo«ld be those which are most vital to the prosperity of the people, the honest laborers of the whole country, and which can be expressed by a majority of the people so that they ean be adopted and carried out, I think they may be included in the following list : Money reform, land reform, transportation .reform, . ballot reform and the suppression of any vice tolerated by law to imperil our Notional prosperity." At the .afternoon session a resolution nois-that it is tlie wish of the National Farmers's Alliance that the Legislature of Illinois select for United States Senator a man who'is favorable to the welfare and prospects of the Alliance. This was passed. -National Lecturer Ashby read his annual report showing all alliances to be in a flourishing condition. Five, new States have been organized during the year. He urged that the organization keep entirely out of politics. An effort was to be made to form a co-operative union, and a conference would be held in Chicago February 9 with the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association to see what could be accomplished. Reports of other officers were made and an address was delivered by Jay Burrows on the future of the Alliance. OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 28. —In National Farmers' Alliance at the morning session the proposition to make tlie Alliance a secret instead of an open one was favorably discussed. The Alliance is evenly divided the proposition. to admit villagers who are not practical . and operating farmers. The idea of admit- ;ing the wives and daughters of farmers ;o full membership was favorably de- rated on, as the convention inclines award woman suffrage. IT COST $6,000,000. Loss to the. Telegraphic the I,ate Storm In New The Estimated Companies by York. NEW YpfiK, Jan. 38.—Unless another storm happens along the Western Union, the Postal .Telegraph, the American Telephone and Telegraph .nd the Metropolitan, Telephone and Telegraph companies will have all their wires,.in good working -order .in a •ery short time. By the end of the week every thing will be as ship-shape asrit was before the storm. The-Metro- jolitan Company is, however, still in rery bad straits. The rest of the companies are taking all the work hey can get and attending- to it vithout material delay. Ever sines the torm 2.000 linemen have been busy at work in this section unraveling the angled wires. Until Tuesday their ff orts met with little success, but in he 1 ^ last twenty-four hours much has jeen : accoinplished. Boston, Philadel- ihia. 'Chicago, Baltimore, the South, he .West, .the North and • the East' now are in -communication with New. York. The local. telephone wires are till out of order.. An estimate of the oss'occasioned by the damage; to tele- "raphic facilities and the business in- erestsof New York and Wall street and lie telegraph companies is placed at SG,0«0,000. '_ .Bennett Law In Kussla. ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 38.—Russia has "iveu orders that history shall be aught throughout the Empire in the ".ussian language, the.object being to fEaee the Swedish and Finnish tongues n. Finland, German in the Baltic prov- nces and Polish in Poland. Jamaica World's i'air Opened. KINGSTON, Jamaica. Jan. 23.—The vorld's fair was formally opened TUBS- ay, the Governor-General officiating. ?he United States has a fl^et in the arbor, but has made no exhibit. , 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 during allj 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. WILE R& WISE 31S Fourth Street. THE FINAL VOTE. Wisconsin and Kansas End Their Senatorial Canvasses. As Arilicipated Vilas Is Formally Elected in the Former, and Peffer in the Latter State. NO CHANGE IN ILLINOIS. MADISON, Wis., Jan. 28.—Colonel William Freeman Vilas was formally elected Senator to succeed United States "Senator Spooner in the joint convention of the Legislature at noon. LMr. Vilas was born at Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., July 9, 1840. When he was 11 years old he went'to Wisconsin, where, a few months after, he was entered as a pupil of the preparatory department of the university of that State. In 1803 he matriculated in the freshman class of that Institution, and was graduated,, there In 1853. After taking his academical degree he studied law in Albany, N. Y., and was graduated from the law schcolo' that city In 1860. After bis admis slon to the Supreme Court of New York he removed to Wisconsin where, on his birthday, July 9, 1SOO, he made his first argument before the Supreme Court of that State. Upon,Uie outbreak of the war Mr. Vilas-'-entered tha^ army us Captain in the Twenty-third Wisconsin Volunteers, and rose to be Major and; Lieutenant-Colonel. He resigned his commission and resumed the practice of law January 1,1864. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin appointed Colonel Vilas one of the revisers of the statutes of the State in 1875, and the revision of 18T8, adopted by the . State, was partly made by ni»i. He came to Chicago as a delegate to the- convention of 1884, which honored him with its permanent. chair manship. . He has hclij various positions of trust In Wisconsin, and In lS84-'8."> was a mem-', ber of the lower House of the Legislature. He is a fine orator, his famous eulogy of Grant at the 'Chicago ^'banquet- giving him a National reputation. In 1885 Mr. Vilas entered President Cleveland's Cabinet as Postmaster-General, and when Justice Lamar was elevated to the Supreme Bench Vilas was made Secretary of *e Interior, which .position he filled until the close of PresidentCleveland'a administration.] TOPJJKA, Kan.. Jan. 2S.— The Kansas Legislature has elected , Judge Peifer to succeed United States Senator Ingalls. The vote in joint session was: Peffer (Farmers' Alliance), 101; Ingalls, 58; scattering 1 ; 6.. • . SFRiN&FrEi.D, 111.; Jan. 2S.—The -only report that disturbed the quiet of the political: atmosphere previous to .the meeting- of the joint Asssmbly was that the three F. M. B. A. members had decided to rote for Streeter.to- day, and thereafter, if neither of the old : parties would give him their votes, to present the name of Dr. H. H. Moore, one of their own number. While the,, big trio .would not admit positively that such was the case, they did not deny ii. Six ballots were taken at the joint session, making 1 forty-three in all. E#bh resulted: Palmer, 101; Og-lesby, 100: Streeter, 3. Adjourned. mnufi uf a irumug; Convent. ROME, Jan. 28.—The/Eternal. City is filled with horror caused by the fall oi an old conventual building- which had long 1 been condemned, but which, with true Italian procrastination, had been left standing. Three neighboring houses were crushed by the fall of the ponderous old masonry, and seven people were buried in the ruins. Six were SOME BIG COUNTIES. Interesting Figures Taken from a Congo* • Bulletin. WASHIXGTOX, Jan. 2S.—The census office has issued a bulletin on the area of States and counties in. the United States and Territories. The largest county in the country is Yavapai County, Ariz., which, embraces 29,230; square miles, and ie, therefore, larger thar Ehode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts ; and New Jersey combined. The second largest county is San Bernardino, Cal., which comprises 21,000 square miles. _ The smallest county in the United States is Alexandria County, Va., thirty-two square miles. There are twenty-one counties in the United States eachof which is larger than Massachusetts, while there are S14 counties larger than Rhode Island, Massachusetts itself has a county, Worcester, larger than Ehode Island, while Maine, a very small State compared'with some of the Western commonwealths, has a county almost as large' as-Massachusetts. FATAL EXPLOSION. A Steam Straw-Press Blown TTp at Bock Fall?, Ill—One Man Killed, Three Injured and Three aliasing. -, STEBLIXG, 111., Jan. 28.—Rock Falla was the scene of a shocking 1 calamity at '6:30 Tuesday evening-. A largo bleach, folding- about seven tons of straw, und«r a pressure of between forty and sixty pounds of steam, blew up. John-Myers was instantly killed by the escaping steam., George Zimmer was blown several rods, into the river, but was rescued and may recover, John Fidas was severely injured in the head, i Henry Page, fireman, was badly hurt. Oliver Miller, -Henry Pattis and William, Bell are still missing. Fortunately there were'Only seven, men in the mill- at the time of the accident. The full night force would have been on at 7 o'clock. The loss to the mill is estimated atSlO.OOO. - . Coming in all Its Majestic Splendor. DOLAN'S ' OPERA HOUSE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Thursday, January 29tt)., Tlie Largest Most Complete ,and Beflned Or- ,. . ganlzatlon In Exlstance. 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