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VOL. XVI. LOGANSPOBT, INDIANA, TUESDAY; MORNING. EEBKUABY 10. 1891. NO. 35. A GEEAT TOWER, DEWENT.ER THE HATTER. One of the Attractions of the World'* Fair Described, It Will Be Over 1,100 Feet High, and Its Cost Is Expected to Reach $2,000,000. PAN-AMERICAN RAILWAY. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." 1 , • • > ' X * - . x 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. AX IMMENSE AFFA1E. CHICAGO, Feb. 9.—The Proctor steel tower which has practically been accepted -by the Columbian exposition grounds and buildings committee will be completed in time to. dedicate with the great building's of the exposition. It \vill cost $2,000,000, and more than half of the stock has already been taken. As modified to meet the views of . certain directors, the Proctor tower will be 1,100 feet high, surmounted by a tall flagstaff. Ten elevators will carry passengers up the tower. Pour of these will run from- the ground enclosure to the first landing, which is 200 feet above the base. Two will run to the second landing, 400 feet above the ground. These will stop at the first landing, and two others will run to the second landing without a stop. From the second and third landings two will shoot up into the dome, 1,000 feet above the ground. The capacity IF YOU WANT A FINE FRESS SUIT ^OR BUSINESS SUIT :-: O R :•: OVERCOAT, Fin-, Beaver, Melton, Kerseys or any kind to suit the .customer English or ILUU, jxeibej& ui a.u.y K.ILIU ii*j siuii toe Yankee, any Manufacture, you can find i 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.. I WHISTLE FOR D, A. HA UK He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. Best Watch, for the money Best Spectacle for the money. Best work done for the money. .No. 41Q Broadway. The Jeweler ana Optician. D. A, HA UK. E. F. KE L L E R Tailor, 311 Market Street. THE PKOCTOR TOWER. of these elevators is S.OOO persons an hour one way, or 16,000 up and down. Officers of the company sa.r that one of the greatest advantages of'the tower will be the safety of these elevators. Two men will be detailed to manage each, and gates are to be so arranged that accidents will be next to impossible. One hundred persons in all will be employed by tlie company in the man agement of the tower, -most, of them being detailed to the elevators, which will have a speed of 700 feet a mipute. The three landings will furnish standing room for 80.000" persons, allowing four square feet to each: It is expected that a number of restaurants will be established on the landings. During the construction nets will be suspended around the structure in order to avoid fatal accidents, which greatly delayed the work of the .Eiffel tower. The action taken 'by Congress in reducing the appropriation for the salaries and expenses in connection with the National Commission of the World's Fair, while it may in a sense worry the clerks' in the depai't- ment, has had no effect whatever on the officials themselves. Feeling assured that the Senate would not indorse the action of tlie House, they de- el Ined to give their opinions at any length on the subject. GREAT BK1TAIX INVITED. LONDON, Feb. 9.—Lord Salisbury, the British Prime Minister, has received through the United States legation an official invitation from the United States Government requesting Great Britain to take pan in the world's fair, which is to he held in Chicago in 1893. The Unc to Bo Completed to Panama Within Three Year*. NEW Yomc, Feb. 9.—Major ,T. B. Armstrong, general manager of the Corpus Christi and SouthiArneriean railway, has been in the city for several weeks purchasing materials, for the projected road that is to' connect the three Americas. "The long-talked of pan-American railway connecting the three Americas," said Major Armstrong, "is at last really begun. Construction is now in progress from the standard gauge system of the United States at its southernmost part, Corpus Christi. Tex. The company is prosecuting the work'of the first division from Corpus Christi to the Eio Grande at Brownsville, and has a bill before Congress authorizing 1 it to bridge the Rio Grande at that point. Tlie line of surveys selected by our company will make tlie run from St. Louis or Chicago to Mexico City 1.100 miles shorter than it is by the way of El Paso. SOO miles shorter than the Eagle .Pass route and about 300 miles shorter than the narrow-gauge line of the Mexican National. The financial part of this great project is practically settled. An important trust company of this city has undertaken the handling of the bonds and a New England syndicate the construction and equipment of the road. It will require about three years to finish our line to Panama. We will then extend our system through South America consistent with, plans now being made by the. railway congress now in session.'' A GENEROUS JEW. Baron Ilirsch Donates S>8,500,000 to As- gl.it RuKsIun ancl Polish Jew to limi- ffi-ate to America. NEW YOP.K, Feb. 0.-—Baron Ilirsch has cabled to Jesse Seligman. as representing the trustees of the Hirsch fund for the benefit of Hebrew immigration to this country, that the trustees may draw on him for §2,500.000 to use in carrying ont the work undertaken. If the income is not sufficient the trustees are authorized to use part of the principal and Baron Hirsch will make good the amount. LONDON, Feb. 0. —The news of Baron Hirsch's immense gift for the benefit of Eussian and Polish Jews emigrating to the United States has been received with considerable satisfaction in Lon- .don, as there is strong opposition, both among the working classes and business men,to any pore immigration of Russian Jews to England, and Lord Salisbury's government has been asked to-interfere to prevent it.. The latest arrivals from Russia on their way to America are of the most squalid description, and it is probable that local authority, would have interfered to prevent their remaining here, even if the imperial government had not acted. It is hoped that Baron Hirsch's donation will induce the United States not to send back to Europe the many thousands of Kussian Jews who. are preparing to swarm across the Atlantic and settle in New York and other American cities, and most of whom are destitute. An Odessa dispatch says that instructions have been received from St. Petersburg to facilitate the emigration and get rid of all the Jews possible. 25O Dozen Fast Black Derby Ribbed Hose For Ladies, Misses, Boys, and Little Children Only 1O Cents a Pair, at These goods are among the verv best bargains we EVER OFFERED Come Quick. MANY QUIT WOEK. Inauguration of a Great Strike in the Connellsville Coke Begion, -. Nearly Every Mine and Oven in the Section Idle—Over 10,000 Men Are Out. Money for Soldiers' Homes. : WASrmrexoN.-'Feb. 9,—The board of management of the National home for disabled volunteer- soldiers has made the following money allotments to'the several homes foi- the quarterbeginning April 1 next: Dayton, 0., S171.506; Milwaukee, Wis., 565,433; Leavenworth, Kali., $9S,232; Los .Angeles, Cal,, $63,330; Marion, Ind., §75,,500; aid to State homes, -SlOO,000; incidentals, 88,125. Eighteen Sailors j)roiriied~. . LOXDON, Feb. 9.—The steamer Chis- wiek, bound from Cardiff- to St. Nazaire with a cargo of coal, struck a sand bank oft' the Scilly islands Thursday morning- .-and sank. The captain an-3 ten seamen were drowned." THE ELECTION BILL. Sir: Dbijfley Offers an Amendment Which Arouses Suspicion. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.^- The House spent the morning on the sundry civil bill. Mr. Dingley (Me.) introduced the 'following amendment to the rules: ' "That it slyill be in order to move and amend the general appropriation bill with any Mil that haa passed the House and hits been sent to the Senate and has not beea returned from th« Senate favorably or adversely acted upon by that body within six[nionths from the time pi the passage of tlie bill by the House." This is looked upon as intended. to relate especially to the election bill. Sfcaulcy'H Generous OlTer. CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 9.— Major Pond. Henry M. Stanley's manager, an-. nounces that Stanley has 'tlecided tc give all the ! g-ifts which he has received from the -crowned heads of Europe and other admirers to General Booth, of the Salvation Army, for the cause of. helping the pool- in London. These, ; gifts are valued at nearly .f!300, 000. They consist of pearls of rare value, g-old 2ups and kindred articles. A number. of them were received from Queen Victoria. •Jumped to His Death. .KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 9.— W. S. Brooks, of Hannibal, Mo.,, committed suicide here by jumping- from the fourth story of the Hotel Thorn. The fall ' was a fearful one. The man came down like a bullet and istruck the flagstones head first. His skull and face bones were mashed nto a pulp and death was instantaneous. The affair is shrouded in mystery. The hotel people know nothing- of the man or his affairs except that he appeared well dressed and wsjll to do. CAUSE OF THE STRIKE. Pm-SBuliGir. Pa., Feb. 9.—The great strike in^the Coonellsville coke region has been inaugurated, and by Tuesday night every mine and coke works in the region will be cldsed down. The miners to the number of about 10,000. refused to go to work, the only men now working .being the coke drawers. There are 6,000 men employed at. this work, and as soon as they have drawn the coke from the ovens they will quit also. The strike is for an advance in wages of 12% cents per ton, and against a 10 per cent, reduction. Both sides are firm, and a long struggle appears to be inevitable. The workmen offered to continue at the present wages until March 1 provided the operators would arrange a satisfactory scale in the -meantime, but this was refused. 'The independent or small operators then made a -proposition to their men to pay the old wages until a settlement of the., trouble, but this .was also rejected, ^and the strike ordered. The operators claim ' that owing to the depressed condition of the coke and iron trades a reduction is necessary, while upon the other hand, the .workmen say the depression is only temporary and the operators can well afford to pay the increase. There are over 1C,000 ovens and seventy coal and coke works in the region. DEATH OF J. N. M'CULLOUGH. BRIEF DISPATCHES. At Paris, 111., John Ingram, a farmer, hanged himself. At Grand Kapids, Mich., E.C.Vincent, aged 67, fell dead of Heart 'disease. Newton W. Coolidge was killed ~bj the bursting- of an emery wheel at Hockford, 111. The explosion of a boiler in Giles' steam saw-mill near Reidsville, Ga., killed six men. Logging is being pushed night and day in the Ashland (Wis.) district. The season's cut is estimated at 860,000,000 feet Edward Park, who has been an inmate of the Westchester (N. Y.) poorhouse for thirty-six years, died at the age of 102 years. The second trial of William Palmer at East Saginaw, Mich., for the murder of his brother has resulted in a -disagreement of the jury. Sunday Amos Meehling- was burned to death in an oil well near Lima, O., by a tank of oil exploding and throwing blazing oil over him. By an explosion of gas in the new shaft: at Simpson & Watkins' mine at Wyoming, Pa., two men were instantly killed and two fatally injured. It is; estimated that during- the p'ast year- damag-e aggregating- $350,000 has been done to buildings in. Ashland, Pa., by the-settling of the surface.. >• Miss Bertha Bragg, daughter of General E..S. Bragg, of Wisconsin, was married to Lieutenant-Generalr P. Scriven, of-the United States signal corps at Fond dii Lac, Wis., Saturday noon. ... The road between Ouray, CoL, and • Ironton is completely blockaded by; snow-slides for a distance of 1,500 feet. The agent of the stag-e company says 'they expect-to get the mail through, on '" snow-shoes or bn horseback The i, 0., Feb. 9.— Two weeks ago the wife . of George Slayback left him because of his abuse. Sunday night he met her- on Baymiller street and shot her in the back. Thinking she was dead, he blew . out his own brains. • ^Jhe woman-may recover. William Calls a Convention. BEELIX, Feb. 9.— The Emperor has ordered a convention of. working-men to take place in March. The Emperor will take part in it personally and will listen to the wishes of the laboi-ei-'s. Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Lines Passes Away. ALLEGHEyr -CITY, Pa., Feb. 9.—J. N. McCullough, first vice-president of the Pennsylvania railroad, died Sunday at his home here. Mr. McCullough was born in Yellow Creek, 0., in 1S21, At the time of his death he was first vice - president of the Pennsylvania company's external system of railways west of Pittsburgh and president of the Cleveland & Pittsburg railroad, haying held the latter position for thirty-three years. Interment will be made at Wellsville, 0.. His estate is "said to be worth over 810,000,000. x/er. L,L 01 a.'jmilTBnalre. -~ Pn-TSBUKGii, Pa., Feb. 9.—John McKeown, the wealthiest individual oil producer in the country, died in Washington, Pa., Sunday. Mr. McKeown was born in Ireland in 1S3S and came to the United States in .1805..' When oil was discovered in Butler County he was employed as a driller. He bought in a big well and his share started his fortune, which, is now 30,000,000. He has been one of the boldest -of "wildcatters," and twice has been, reduced .-to poverty. . \ • ' '•••'•;• , The Dead Congressman. ,—, Feb. 9.—The remains of Congressman Phelan, of Tennessee, •were brought here Sunday from New York and will be placed temporarily in a receiving- vault in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs, Phelan,-who-,was very ill at the time of Mr, Phelan's death in Nassau, is expected here in about: two weeks' time, when she will determine upon the final resting place of her'husband's remains—whether here in the Congressional Cemetery or in Memphis. DruKgod to Death by His Horsee. ST. Louis", Feb. 9 —A special from San Antonio, Tex., says: Bernard A. Stuckenberg, who lives nine miles east of this city, met with a horrible death while returning home from th"e city Sunday night. After leaving the " city Stuckenberg whipped up ~his horses, and in some unaccountable way fell over the dashboard and was dragged for over a mile, his head and shoulders being- one mass of raw flesh. T>rnr.TS, Fob 9.-—A pastoral letter from the Catholic primate was read in tbe Catholic churches throughout Ireland Sunday condemning Mr.-parnell's conduct and warning those-^engaged Ja tlie Boulogne negotiations, to take care that the compromise reached be definite, ' as the country will have the last-word to sav on their issue.