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ournal* YOL. XVI. LOGANSPOET, INDIANA, FRIDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 6. 891. NO. 32. AN AWFUL FATE. DEWENTER Eighteen Men Drowned in a Pennsylvania Colliery, The Slope in Whici They Wer« Working Suddenly Flooded and Escape Cut Off. THE HATTER. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." ; Johnstoi^Bros. have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. "IF YOU WANT A FINE DRESS SUIT OR BUSINESS SUIT OVER° CO A T. Fur. Beaver, Melton, Kerseys or any kind to suit the customer English or , Yankeo, 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. HERE WE ARE Ready to thank you for your liberal patroaage the pasl year. Hoping to See You This next new year you will find me at 41Q Broadway as Usual With a large stock of Watches, Jewelry .and Spectacles, D.A. HAUK, The Jeweler and Optician. DKOWX-RD IN* A MINE. ITAZI.ETOX, Pi.,-Feb. 5.—Eighteen men in watery graves marks the result of the most awful mine horror that has ever occurred in this region. Jeanes- ville, the pretty little mining- village of .J. C. Hayclen & Co., two miles across the mountains from this place, is the scene of the dis j aster which lias resulted, in such appalling- loss . of life and which has brought desolation and anguish to so many homes aad dear ones. At H o'clock Wednesday morning- while Charles Boyle and Patrick Coll, of Leviston, were engaged in drilling a hole in their chamber in the lower lift of No. 1 slope of J. C. Hayden & Co. at Jeanes- ville they "broke into the old No. 8 slope that lias been idle for five years and had been flooded to the mouth with water. William Brislin, a driver, was driving at the bottom of the slope, when, he felt the wind coming and cried out: ' 'Boys, for God's sake^ run for your lives or we will all be drowned." In a moment the force of water came and Bris- lih "barely escaped with his life. Besides him six others were saved. The water rose rapidly and before any attempt could be made "to rescue the rest of the workmen the water flowed in and in five minutes the slope, which is 034 feet deep, was filled to the mouth, and eighteen men who but - a few haurs before with light hearts left the bright sunshine and clear sky to ascend into the dark cavern of coal were buried in watery graves and their lifeless bodies, blackened and maimed, are alone left to tell the terrible cost of mining coal. The news of the'disaster created the wildest excitement, and the' month of the slope was soon thronged with people frantic in their efforts to obtain information of the inmates of the mine. When all the men who escaped reached the surface and it was known who the lost were the ex, citement increased, and in less than half an hour hundreds of men, women and children gathered around the slope, and the terrible scenes of anguish that ensued cannot be depicted wives, imploring piteously of the miners standing by who knew only too well the fatal result to save their husbands from the terrors of a watery grave; little children crying for the father who would never return; relatives and friends wringing their hands in sorrow and distress and appealing to a merciful Providence to save all, when within each breast was •the certain feeling that their prayers would be unanswered. The weather, which was bitterly cold, did not have any effect toward diminishing the crowd, and it was only after the terrible result was made plain that none, of the intombed men were living or could possibly be reached until all the water could be pumped qpt of the slope that the grief-stricken friends of the unfortunate men coald be induced to go to their, homes. The firm of Hayden & Co. will pump the water out as rapidly as machinery placed in position can do the work. How long it will take is a question, since no definite idea of ,the volume of water can be ascertained. Some of .the miners say it will take four weeks before the bodies can be reached, .others say twice as long, since all the water that had collected in the abandoned No. 8 slope will run into this lift of No. 1 slope, and will of course have to be pumped out. Mr. Brislm, one of the escaped miners at the'bottom of the The cause was exactly similar to the the horror at .Jeanesville in the morning-. In an abandoned part of the mine, which was closed, was a great body of water held aw if in a large tank. In the adjoining chamber a number of miners were blasting or loosening the coal. An unusually heavy charge was fired and it so thinned the wall that the heavy volume of water broke through and made a passageway for its rush as wide as the gangway itself. A scene of consternation ensued. Some of the minei's were given warning and ran for their lives ahead of the rushing flood. Thivc mt'u—.lohn Itiner. .Mike Shelank and \\"il!i:nn Ci-a^lo. all married and mm of family—did not hear the warning in time ;tnd -iVfve i-Iusi;i.l in in their chambers. Nothing has been seen of them since and it is thought that the waters closed in on them and that they were drdwned. PAN-REPUBLIC CONGRESS. A Great Towel Sale. We will open this Morning O O D o z e n E F. K E L L E R Tailor •\ * 31f Market Street. slope, said to a reporter: "1 was waltinp; at tbc bottom of the slope for a trip to coma out. Suddenly I heard aloud noise, and I thought-it was the.trip coming out. Then a fearful blast of wind came and knocked me down :the gangway. I cried out to James Griftiihs, then tho wind blew his light out as suddenly as it did mine. I tried to run for th« •lope,' but stumbled und fell. Then John Boyle and John-Neems came ijunning out. Neems' lamp -was- burning. ' and. through the aid of Neems' light we got to the :slope. The .water came pouring -after us as we ran. We got to tho slope and than tho light went out. We" clambered up as fast a$. we could and the water came rushing after, us, rising very guickly. In five minutes the water rose 208 yards to tho mouth of the slope, the pitch of which is eighty-three degrees." The civil engineer in charge of the Jeanesville mines was a man from Pottsville, La Fevre Womalsdorf. Many causes are advanced as to the cause of the disaster. Some charge it. to neglect to notify the workmen of the. dang-erous proximity .of the water. The slopeto question, -where the accident occurred, is a new slope' which was sunk from the bottom.of a. worked-ont slope. The latter has been flooded for at'least sixteen months, and only a few of the old miners knew of the presence of that great body of water, and many a time had the remark been made that if the lower gangway workings were driven .up too near a dreadful accident would -be the result. . . AXOTE£K .WISE HOKROR. WILKESBAKRE, Pa., Feb. o.—Another terrible mine disaster occurred at No.. 3 colliery of the Susquehanna Goal Company ai' Grand . Tunnel r . near Wilkesbarre, Wednesdov afternoon. Plun and Scope of the ri-r>poH«d Orcat fn. ternatibnal Conference. >?EW YORK, Feb. 0.—The sub-committee appointed by the committee on plan and scope of the J'an-Ee- public congress has made up a report which will be preseitted to the committee of 200 when that cdmmit- tee meets next mouth in \Vashing-- ton. The siib-committee consists of Champion S. Chase. LL. D.. of Ornaha; John Chirk .Redpath, LL. D... of Green- eastle. .'Jnd.: Colonel Ethan Allan, of New York; Dr. Persifer Kraser. of Philadelphia, and William Owen McDowell, of New Jersey. Tlie report is practically as follows: The congress shall be held in 1SS3 in the United States in the city decided upon by the committee of SCO, and shall be coincident iu time with tne Columbian exposition but shall have no connection therewith. • It bhall consist .of two bodies. The one composed of delegates who shall he nominated by the "executives of .the various Republics of the world on the basis of one delegate at large from every Republic und one delegate for every 5,000,000 of citixons and for fractions exceeding half that number, the second body to be composed of delegates from the great patriotic, civil, commercial, educatiorfal and industrial organizations that express in their fundamental laws u devotion to the principles enunciated in the declaration of independence of the United States of America and shall be approved by the executive committee of tho proposed Pan-Republic congress. The general scope of the proposed congress shall he to consider the interests of free institutions and the best roeaas of promoting the same among tl-.e nations. With religious' institutions the prop sed congress shall have nothing whatever to do. In the consideration of civil or political institutions the congress should deal with: 1. Such Questions of constitutional and administrative form among the nations as may be deemed pro- motive of the Interests of public liberty, the rigttts of citizenship and the maintenance and extension of free institutions. 2. Such questions in particular as may promote the establishment of the principle of arbitration among all civilized States instead of the barbarous code of honor. 3. Such questions as shall tend by their discussion to prevent or extinguish the seventies, cruelties and injustice of governments toward their subjects. 4. Such questions as may tend by their discussion to promote the disarmament of the nations, the dissolution of all standing armies, and the substitution therefor of,the rule of intelligence, international morality and justice amocg the people of the earth, 5. Such Questions as by their dlscu-jsion may tend to promote and perfect international, intercourse on terms of equality and justice; 0. Such questions as by their discussion may promote the principles of mutual advantages among the nations in trade and commerce. 7. Such questions as by their«discussion may conduce to the diffusion of International intelligence. 8. Such questions in particular as by their discussion may tend to promote republicanism, namely government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as the best attainable form of civil and political organization known to man. 9, Such questions as relate 10 the mental wrtfare and intellectual health of the Nation, as the same may be determined by a judicious system of education, freedom of the press, and the diHusion of knowledge by means of literature. 10. Such questions as relate to the physical welfare of mankind, as'the general sanitation of the people, salutary quarantine, and the encouragement of these branches of investigation which conduce to the discovery, of new methods of prolonging iin'd protecting human life. 11. Such other questions relating to the. general well-being of manltlnd as may suggest themselves In the interim, between tie present and the opening of the congress. Fine hemstiched Huckaback, all linea Towels, 24x42 inches at 2.9 cents apiece or $3.00 PER DOZEN. Not more than one dozen to go to any one party. We give it as a fact that these Towels cannot be purchased in the regular retail way for less than cents apiece or |5.00 per dozen. Call to-day and this wonderful bargain at see WILE R& WISE- 315 Fourth Street STARVED TO.iDEATH. Ulrs. Mary ftoKenberjj, a Devoted jVIollier, Starved to Uontli In the Heart of a Kicli City. ' NEIV YORK. Feb. 5.—A sad case of the, starvation of a handsome 'young 1 wife and mother in the very heart of the city of Newark, N." J., has .just come to light. The name of the unfortunate woman is Mrs. Mary Eosenb'erg-, SO years of age, who lived in th'e basement of a house "on Broome street. The body was found stretched at full length, on the cold bare floor, the dress was torn -open at the neck and the lips were flecked with blood, giving- awful evidence her last convulsive struggle life. In the room with corpse were her two little children neither of them being over 7 years of- age. Her husband and her brother were also present. The husband hat been at work in another city; his wages were very small and the remifc- tance he had sent failed to reach the starving wife. He spent his las- penny to rea.ch his wife when sent for, but arrived to find her unconscious and beyond all human aid. • • She had given the scraps of food she-hac obtained to save the lives of her children. Her brother, a poverty-stricken, husband- and father himself, pawnee his last article of jewelry in endeavoring to secure the admission of his sister to one of the so-called charitable hospitals, but without success. Burned to Death.-, SHEBOYGAX, Wis., Feb. 5. — About 11 o'clock Wednesday night fire .broke out in IT. E. Roth's tenement house at -Eoth's-lime : kiln,- six miles .north oi_ (A>wiij""i?t;^upiTid' e Dy three families., IVfr.-; 1 , Putneick's 9-year-old boy was overcome."- 1} ,5| by the smoke and -was burned to death?' ii^l? The others escaped safely. . •'.-.. , . '-'V.?5 Miss Lent Not Bead. BLUE EARTH .CITY, -Minn./ Fee..-JS.—*^i| The dispatch that Miss Lent, the-vie - tim of the Cruzen family, was deadj:i incorrect. • She is slowly. recoveringf.4-|*|| The' Cruzens are out .on bail. There ifr/S^f great indignation and only the.coolnesiX>;,« of Mr. Lent prevents a lynching. the!" " THB MATEKETS. Grain. Pijovisioni>. Etc, • -,. ' V '-"SS1 CHICAGO, Feb. 5, , •'./- y3& FLOUR—Quiet and lower. Spring Wheat;/,/ patents, J4,50@n.75-, Bakers', 13^25(3)3.50; .Winter 1 ^ii Wheat Flour, $4.60(35,00 for Patents, $4.40®4.68; ; /^ for.Clears. :',..v".t- WHEAT—Ruled steady and firm. No. 2 cash,-.:": CORN—Quiet and flrm. No. 3 and No.'-1-',:V Yellow, 62e; May, 63;»®54^c; July, 53J$@Mc;v/"5 OATS—Steady. No. 2 cash, ' 44!4®44$4c;r?«: May, 46>/J@4CJic: June; 46c. Samples flrmeri>;lj; witli moderate offerings. No. 3, No.' 8 White, 4r.(S48iic; No. No/S White, 46Ji@47!^c.' - ..,, • . •'EYE—Offerings small and prices 'firmv :cash, 71c; February,, TSe,".. and /May,'.' Samples, 72@73!^c for No'. 2, and 67iu6 No. 3. ••••'. -.--. . •-.-•-- BAttLEy—Ready sale and flrm. Poor, ( 'common 63®65c; lair to good, £ GAS-WORKS BLOWN UP. Cp—One JSuu Claire, Wis., Badly Shaken Man Badly Injured. EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Feb. 5.—The gasworks of the Eau Claire Gas Company were wrecked by' an explosion from an unknown cause at 4 o'clock a. m. which shook the whole town.. 1 About half the plant is a total wreck. The. loss is estimated at 510,000. Richard Pitt,/ the man in charge, who was in the meter-room, and James Conley, a boy of 18, who was asleep between the condenser, were struck by the falling walls. Conley was not hurt, though completely buried. Pitt was badly injured and it is feared his skull is fractured. , . Valuable Hvo Stock Burned. AURORA. HI-, Feb. 5.—A large barn thrse and one-half,miles west of Geneva, the county seat of Kane County, was destroyed:,by fire about 4 o'clock a. m. Eleven- horses .and" fifty-seven .head-of choice cattle and a frreat amount of hay and. grain . were consumed.. The loss reaches fully ,S10,,000, with insurance of $1,000. The -fire "was" undoubtedly of incendiary origin. •-••,,, Nino Orphans Cremated. Moscow, Feb. 5.—A terrible fire occurred in an orphan asylum in this city Wednesday .night. The building was burned to the ground, and most horrible scenes were witnessed as the youthful inmates were being.rescued. As it was, nine children were burned to death, and a.number of others were so seriously injured that their lives are despaired of. ' '. "So Money for tho I.aw-Makers. ST.- Louis, Feb. 5.—Specials from Little Rock, Ark., say that in consequence of the shortage' in the Arkansas State Treasury there is no money to pay the members of the Legislature. Colonel MOITOW, . the new Treasure*, has firmly refused to pay the legislators on account of there being no iunds "available" for that*purpose. Governor Eagle has sent special requests to all county collectors to send in all State moneys in .hand to. meet the necessities of the General Assembly. Buried, in the Snow. " WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 5.—In the recent big snow-storms in the central counties of this State live stock had some unusual experiences. In Pocohontas County G. H.- Clark had 550 sheep buried under the snow from January 16 to January 20. Several of them were not dug out until four days later. One big ram was buried for three weeks and then found alive. Peter Anderson, of: the same locality, had forty-two hogs buried for. fourteen days, at the end of which eleven were alive. MESS PORK—Trading, only rooderat«., ; ::«iid;i-& prices higher. Prices ranged at S9,6X§i9.751oif';U; cash; S9.6Sg9.70 for February; t9;8p@9.8S'>-f6r--^ March; and $10.00@10.30 for May. ,' ;- . ;'-:•:>•;';: . LARD—Market moderately active and pftoes;s;-< higher. Quotations ranged at 85.'75®5.77J4-'* cash; $5.75®5.77 >A for February; t5.SO@5.87J<'Ibriijjj Mlarch, and f6.pS«®6.07^ for May. . reamery, \18®27c; Packing stock, G@9c. POULTRY—Live Chiqlcens-- Live Turkeys, fxgjflc perlb. ;•" ^^ 9^c per Jb.; Live Geese, $4.00@0.00 per.doz.•: v : ^'^ OirJ5-Wiscon_sln Prime White. 8c; f W«tet;<^ White, 8^c; Michigan Prime- White,-,»J4c;': " Water White. lOyc; Indiana Prime White,''* »5ic; Water White, 10c; Headlight, l75-'-.te«t& 9Vic;' Gasoline, '87 'dog's, I4e; .7* deg's,;.9Xc;ic Naphtha, 63 deg's,'8c.'. './'., .-. ; .-,.,¥.-- : :~;•' LIQCORS—Distilled Spirits- ruled firm /^rt'j $1.1-1 per gal. for finished goods, .". ; ; NEW YORK, Feb., 5. :: WHEAT—i;c : lower, easy. ', March, ll.lOfc;.: May, $1.07 3-16®1.07!<; June, ll.0531.05i{';, August, 97tfc; December, ( A Maine Poor-House Burned. WATERVIU.E, Me., Feb. 5.— Tlie city poor-house was burned at 1 o'clock a. m. One inmate, a girl of 15. was burned to death. Thirteen escaped. The cause of the fire was a defective chimney. Loss on the building, $3,000; uninsured. Still No Result. SPRINGFIELD, III.. Feb. 5.— Mr. Cock-, rell was not present when the joint ses-. sion met. A ballot was taken, but the Republican and'F.-M. B. A. members:, refused to vote, thus preventing a quorum. The joint session then adjourned. . CORN—Quiet, >jc up, firm. steamer mixed, 63«@845jc. OATS—Quiet and firm. Western, 50@(He... PROVISIONS—Beef dull, firm. . Extra.' M.75@7.50. Pork quieVflrm.- New m J1J.50; old mess, 19.50010.50; extra.; 9.50@10.00. Lard, "quiet, steady. dered, S6.07W. " ' '-'•-., -' O.,l PETROEEUM—Easy., Standard white, . test. SJic; 74 gasoline, 8«c; 86 gasoline, 12c;'.ffl.' naphtha; 6!4c, ' ; ; , Live Stock. CHICAGO, Feb. 5. .; . CATTLE—Market rather active and prices wellj maiotaincd. Quotations ranged at 15,03^.50for '• choice to fancy shipping Steers; l4.SO@4.90j .for:-' ^ good to choice do.; $3.15®4120 lor cominon/to,^!g fair do.; !2.75®3.60 for butchers' Steers;.'tZSJi^, @2.i30 for Stockers; $2.lO@2.70v.for Tcians-iftjfSS Sa.70®S.25 for Feeders; fl.es^S.ra.'lor Oowis'-SfS $1.50(313.03 for Bulls, and 83.00^:00;-for; ; yeal5;Sf Calves. .-•"'•- '>:./''.;..-' ; v^'; s .;iii HOGS—Market rather" active..:"Pricesi-5.*Sj'^fi "ijr heavy Bucking and shipi)lir»-,pls.-.,; otamey >s uow Who pat tueir lalffi In SOZODTNT. tog - | 'Hare. • i ouc. ana eod" | the rink, Tuesday, Feb. 10.' " febldlO | "f 6 u7d-wiy

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