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VOL XX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY I, iS95. NO- 2?. Our Spring OF Wf\SH GOODS Is displayed for the accommodation of our patrons who purchase such goods early for "their own convenience. Many Remnants Still grace our counters and we are making big cuts to close all these out. Many choice •.remnants of Linens still remain and there your's almost for the asking. Come and get a bargain. There's plenty always at OCEAN HORROR. Latest News of the Awful Disaster to the Steamsliip Elbe, Nui nber Missing 374, Probably Drowned—Trying to Fix the Blame of Accident. All 409-411 Broadway, 306 Fourth St. Call and See! Play Thousands oi Tunes by means ol Indosimclible Metallic Disks, rityi Volunio ot Tone Unequalled '..' '• > '\li,)fW>;..", V"^s'-"..^iV^'^Si^'^yL'i-X-jiil^^.'^*^'."^'.^-^'™-^'' 1 -* 1 \- v ! TlV ffllv;K,J?5£u^it*IO AJJ ^"^'^^^" ' • ••. • •• . The wonderful Regina MusicBox. Will play any tuno. I am ageut for Locansport of ttjo genuine, also the new things In G >ld B4lts, Coll iretres, Buokl(H, Cziirina Pius, Butterfly Hut Pius, Side Combs, Hair Pins, Watnh Pockets, L-idies' GuirJ Chains, Gfold Bricabrao, Spectacle's of ml kiucl-i lit.tfd to the e\^.«. 30 years' experience in Ba- Kr'tviiifT au'l all kinds of work done to order at Tut! Jeweler and Optician. 410 Broadway, New Goods Slaughtered. Overcoats, Ulsters, Heavy Suits and /^Winter Underwear at your own price. We have also between three and four hundred boys' suits in all sizas and qualities that you can buy at your own figures. NojjFake! Nothing but straight I goods at the Broadway Clothing Store, 426 Broadway. JOS. G. GRACE. LONDON', Jan. 31. — The lo.ss of the North German Lloyd sU-amship Elbe, with nearly 400 lives, was the absorbing topic of conversation and comment in all circles Thursday morning. The latest, information r>-s to the ii'iuiber of I lives lost places it at 374. A t least that j is the number missing, aud there is i vi-ry little hope entertained that any oi' these will eventually be heard from alive. It is true, however, that some Yarmouth and Lowestoft fishing .smacks which are out. on cruises in the vicinity where the \Vildllower picked up the Elbe's boat containing the twenty survivors have not yjt returned to their home ports, .so that there still remains a possibility that onu or more of them 111113- l'^ v e rescued some of the unfortunates of the lost Bteamur. On the uther hand tho weather is unfavorable to the survival. of castaways for any considerable length of time. No Vv ri'vUllK' 1 ^Vjihlictl Aslntri-. Thus far no article of woodwork or j furniture belonging to the lost vessel has been washed ashore on the SiiJIolk cuList — ;i fact in itsidl' .ivjj-ardotl by cx- pi'i'ls a.s proving the .sudden complete- lies.-, of the disaster, anil tending to di- jnini.sh th_- probabilities of further salvage of life being reported. I.iij.->!ivt'|-h l iM-uiLU-^s scui-ch. Tin: lifeboat of the life-saving station :tt Uamsga-tu has ru turned after being out lU'U-cn hours se:irchi:ig for possible SLirs'i voi's of tlm Klbc. but 1'tuind no trace of cither boat or wyeck- age. Th« .Uro;ulsl;iii-.s lifeboat also rc- tfirni'd Thursday inurniiig. ^.i n!,i-inriit lYum Liu: . r:ithio. The owner, at Aberdeen, of the uli-ainsliip i ratine, winch ran into rind ha 1.1 k tho Kibe, has received :i brief telegram from the captain at Mansluis, Staling that the Cratliie's How was terribly crushed by the impact of the vessel with the Elbe, and that the Cruthie was in a sinking .condition when she i-eached Man.sluis. The captain was below at the time of the collision, the mate being in charge of the vessel. The latter has made a statement to the ca.ptaiu that he has no knowledge whatever as to the identity of the vessel with which the (.'rathie collided. Uis own vessel WHS so terribly damaged, that its condition culled for the undivided attention of the officers and the entire crew, all of whom had . to bend their energies to saving their ship ;md their own lives. There was, the mate Story i)f tho Disaster. The Elbe lefc Bremen on Tuesday afternoon. The few hours of tile voyage before tho disaster were uneventful. At -I o'clock Wednesday morning the wind was blowing- very hard and a tremendous s.ea was miming:. The mommy was unusually dark. Numerous lights were seen in all directions, . showing 1 that many vessels were near by. The captain ordered, therefore. that rockets should be sent up at regular intervals to keep out of the Kibe's cour.se. It was rear 0 o'clock aud the Elbe WAS ! Some TiO miles ott Lowestoft, coast of Suffolk, when the lookout man sighted . a steamer of about 1.5UO tons anoroaoh- I inff. i.ie n-ave tne word uncl ;is a pre- I caution the number of rockets WHS doubled and they were sent up at short intervals. The ColllMon. The warning was without effect. The steamer came on with unchecked speed, aud before the Elbe could change her course Or reduce her speed, there wasaterriEc crash of the collision. The Elbe was bit abaft ber engine room. NVhen the small steamer \vi-enehod away, an enormous hole \\-as left in the Elbe's side. Tho water poured tnrough and down into the engine room in a caturact. The /oom filled almost instantly. The engines were still and the big 1 hulk began to settle. The passengers wore in bed. The bitter cold and rough sea. had prevented ;ui early rising, and none except the oliicerx and crew ou duty was on deck when the ship was struck. I'liKKon^ers In :i J'ntiic. The shock .md crush roused everybody. The steerage was in a panic in :i moment and men. women ;ind chil- dreii half dressed or in t'mrir night clothes came crowding up the coin- ^ paiiiimways. They had heard tin- j sound of rushing water a.i the other j steamer hacked, of! and had felt tho ] Kibe lurch ruid settle. They had j grasped the f.'i't. i h;i.t it was then life j or death with th.-m. and almost to :i ] man iiad succumbed to thrir terror. Thev clung together in groups, facing the cold and shirm. and cried alyud for helD or prayed on their knees for deliv- erence. The oiiicers and crow were calm. For a. few moments they wont •among the terror-stricken groups trying to quiet them and encouraging them 10 hope that the vessel might bo saved. It was soi-m apparent, however, that the Elbe was , settling steadily. The officers were convinced that she was about to founder and g-u.ve orders to lower the boats. Took u> ilio I'.oiitri. In a short time three boats were got alongside, but tho seas were breakin MOTHER'S HEROISM Sacrifices Her Life to Save Her Two Little Children. Fire Caused by a Cat—Bodies of Two Firemen Found in Wrecked Denver Building. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 81.—Three lives worn lost Tuesdaj' inornin™ 1 by a fire that was caused by the upsetting of a coal oil lamp by a cat. The victims are: Mrs. Christiana Sing-liug-er aud her 1-year-old twins, Mnrg-lierita and Christiana. Caniefl by ft Cut. The family of Conrad Sinpling-cr were asleep in their home, No. -fc'9 Kansas street, shortly after 1 o'clock Thursday morning 1 when the household cat jumped upon a table acd knocked over a burning 1 lamp. The blazing- oil ran all over the room and the interior of the dwelling 1 was soon ablaxe. Sing-liugvr's family consisted of himself and wife and six children., and when the parents and four of the children had escaped to the street in their night clothes, the mother suddenly discovered that her twins hud been left in the burning 1 house. A Mothor's HiToKm. Although efforts were made to restrain her, she rushed ir.to the lla.mes and succeeded in reaching 1 an upper room whore the babes were. This was the last seen of the woman and when firemen fons'ht their way to the upper floor they found the motherunu babensuiV. 10:1 ted. The heroic parent had reached the bedside of hdi' infants, bat then she was overcome by smoke and the three died together. The bodies were removed to the morg-m-. The dwelling 1 was completely g'utted. r\vi-:t,vv: ii<m*i-:t:s KXI-I.OIU-:. Telegraphic ICccws of Interest to Indianians. Si-vi-rnl Lives l.osl. in H IVrriblo Denver (Col.) i)l*:iK!.ur. '• JJK.N'VK]. 1 , Col., .Ian. 31.—The bodies of the two missing' lire men were discovered Thursday morning- in the ruins of the tramway power house in which twelve boilers exploded Wednesday night. George liaker was a.lso found dead Thursday two blocks away from j where the explosion occurred. It , is supposed that he succumbed to heart disease as a result of the shock caused by the explosion. Frank Waldrod and Conrad »«- riiuso oT l>:ivlj Oono?*' C:is<% Ki.woon. Ind.. .Ian. 31.—Tho case of David T. Jones, the farmer residing near this city who has gone without -sleep for 1-5 days and nig-hts, has developed a new phase which, it is foarvd, will result in his death. Up to a week ago he suffered little itu-onvenieuca from loss of sleep and - 1 :. :«'-:e to rest some and go about hi.-, work as usual. The last few days a change has occurred, and he has become so nervous that he can scarcely be still a moment and finds his only rest in walking around at a rapid pace. Floating lot* t_-uu*o* H. lll£ Loas. .IEKXKKSONVH.LK, Ind., Jan. 31.—A» the towboat Tom Reese, with a tow ot empties, was comiug out of the canal her tow became unmanageable. In order to avoid a disaster to the steamer, two model barges and one coal boat were cut from the tow aud left to the nuM-cy of the current. One barge struck the Fourteenth street bridge pier aud was broken to pieces, another landed ou the dike, and the coal boat is fast on the dam. The cause of the accident wus heavy ice floating in tho river, KI.KIIAUT. Ind., Jan. 31,—Tho fifth annual distribution of the proceeds ol the profit-sharing system that prevails at Congressman C. (.'>. Conn's band-in- htrumeiit factory in this city took place at Uueklen opera hou.se in the pix^eiice of a large audience. Twenty-live thousand dollars was divided among about ItiO men, the sums ranging from $00 to ?:.',000 i-aoh. depending on the le.ugth ol .time the person has been employed in tin.- establishment, his general character, application and skill. Tnunoil Animiil* Hwrnoil to JJontli. HI.OOMINOTON-, Ind., Jan. 31.—The winter quarters of Prof. William Gentry's equine and canine pnvulor was eu- tirely destroyed by lire. Eleven trained ponies and thirty-live educated dogs, one monkey and about ?2,000 . worth of paraphernalia were consumed. The show has been quartering at the fair grounds, 1 mile west of tho city, since last fall. The loss, as estimated by Prof. Gentry, isabout 513,000, with no insurr'iice. over the steamer with great force, and j Jiitner were killed outright by the ex-' adds, a dense fog at the time of the ac- ; cident, a.nd the vessel with which the Cratliie had collided was lost in the Inist almost immediately after the crash. | iMi^-iit i'nvo ! l-CM Snvctl. I Mr. Carl Hoffman, of Grand Island, Kub., who is ainrir.fr the saved, refutes this sink-merit by making the assertion, in addition to his statement already published, that if the vessel which came into collision wi'.h 1.he Klbt: had .stood by the sinking. ship a majority of her passenger.-* might have boon saved. as the ].•'.[ be stood pu-rfectiy still for many minutes after the impact. In fad .she remained motionless until the water which was pouring into her hold caused her to lurch violently, after which all was confusion on board. Prior to this, however, discipline was maintained and there could have been no dilliculty in transferring the passengers in an orderly manner. Crut..le S 'Hi-cliotl Two Uonrn. LONBO.V, .Ian. 31,— A dispatch from Rotterdam to a London news agency says: Capt. Gordon, of the steamer Cratliie, says the steamer with which his ship came into collision was lost eight of immediately after the vessels ciune together, and it was thought she had proceeded. The Crathie remained iti the vicinity for two hours and then returned to Rotterdam, as it was feared she could not keep afloat. • Much Mull Mutter Lo^t. AVASIIRSGTOS. Jon. 31.— Capt. Brooks, superintendent of the foreign mail service, said Thursday that a great bulk of mail was lost by the sinking of the steamer Elbe, as it usually carries out of Bremen pouches of registered matter, newspaper and book mail. .He said that P. J. Holtz- inan, the mail clerk, who -was drowned, made the first sea trip in the mail service from this country and that his colleague, H. H. Hall, who was appointed in 1S93, was one of the most efficient men in the foreign mail service. There were also two German mail clerks lost. Slid Sccm'O lo Xew Tork. JCuvr YOIIK, Jan. 31.— It was a sad scene at the offices of the ^orth Ger- niau Lloyd's at ^'o. 2 Bowling Green. From midnight to late Thursday morning countless inquiries were made by an-Nious ..persons regarding the first boat was swamped before anybody could get into it. The other two j boats, lowered at about the same time, j were filled quickly with members of ' the crew arid some pa.sseiiKers. but the number w;is small, us the boats held ] only twenty persons each. Kr.-pri-j'-iirii ul' UK- Survivors, The boat carrying the twenty-two . persons who wore landed at I.owestoft j put oft' in such liastr from the .sinking [ slenmc'i' thai, imbody in it noticed what became of r.he oilier boats. The survivors bi-'.ievi'. however, that they got away safely. They say that they tossed about in the heavy s<>as for .several "n^urs beforif they -ightcd the \\ ildli'.wi'i 1 . Tho little smack bore down on them at once and took-them aboard. They were exhausted from excitement and exposure. Several oi them were in a state of collapse anil hud to be carried and , dragged from one boat to the other. Miss Anna liueeker, the only woman in the party, was prostrated ns soon as they got clear of the Elbe, She lay in the bottom of the boat for five hours, with the seas breaking over her and the water that had been shipped half covering her body. Although her her physical strength was gone, she shewed true pluck, however, and did not utter a word oi complaint and repeatedly urged her companions not to mind her, but to look after themselves. Hoffman's leg was hurt severely while he was changing boats. The survivors cannot say too much in praise of the Wildflower's crew, who gave them every possible attention. i^mrrlcanH Aboard, Among the passengers on board the ill-fa.ted Elbe and wh"o are supposed to be lost wore the following Americans, Mrs. Anion Fischer, Washington, D. C; John B.. Vincho. St. Charles, Mo.; Jlrs. M. C. Connors. South Dakota: .Messrs. Wti, Sohnell, Dueron. Ernst and Hcarcu. all oJ N"ev York city; Jacob Frank. Buffalo. N. Y.; Mrs. Sophia Rhodes and son Eugene. Washtnpioa. D. C.; Mrs. Louise Kuhn, New York city: Mrs. Anna Hodman and son Henry, Grand Island Neb.; Messrs. Loekhart art! Islaub, Now York city; Ernst Masebenj, Louisiana: Kurt, Klein Schmidt, Helena- Mont.: Jolm Garllcher, M'inona. Jlinn. Sweden Incrnases import Datlefl. \VASniXGTOx, Jan. 31.—The American grain growers and millowners have received another severe blow from a European country, in this case Sweden. The United States, consul at Gothenberg Mr. Boyesen, in a report to the state department shows that by a royal ordinance the import duties on grains have been greatly increased, in cases more than 100 per cent. plosion, and Edward Stanley and John L'vjwn were, fatally scalded by the escaping steam. The power house was reduced to ruins. The loss is estimated at SiO,000. COAL OAK 110X3 Accident In :in liM.'lmo J.'liiuo Kc-i Siiriounly Injuring Tivo Men. PrrMiUufiJt, Pa., Jail. :jl.—At S:30 o'clock Tiiur.sday morning a runaway coal L-:ir, containing about two tons of coal, plunged down the Castle tihan- Dori• railroad incline plane oil Carson street, demolishing the bulkhead ana engineer's cab at the bottom. Hugh Foster had a log broken in two places, right shoulder dislocated and was otherwise cr.t and bruised. William MeCorkory was badly cut about his head. ISoth ui-jn were employes of tho company and were taken to the South side hospital. Foster is perhaps fatally hurt. Ills Mission 10 Purify TollcIcB, ENGLISH, .Ind., Jan. 31.—A stranger under arrest here claims to have been appointed to purify Indiana politics, which he proposes doing by killing off present unworthy officers. He sought Town Marsh:\l Starr particularly. Starr arrested arid locked him up. He is doubtless era;:y. He seems to be a professional man a.nd gives the namo of Charles Cuthtvrt, though in his talk he also used the name of George Sanford. ^ ^Inrrlril I>y I-X-ITOV. Ohuin. W,\i:AW'f, Ind., Jan. 31.—Rev. George P. Yanarsdale. niinisU-r of the Chris-, tian church in this city and ono of the most prominent clergymen of tha denomination in Indiana, and Miss Lillian \Ye1.hcrald were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon utConncra- viile. )ml. The ceremony was performed by ex-Gov. Ira .7. Chase and was witnessed bv many guests. NOTHING AGAINST HIM. man Lloyd's management placed every scrap of news at the disposal of the press and the public, and all night the European wires were hot with inquiries for a detailed account of the deplorable catastrophe. Five clerks were in attendance all night. the ill-fated steamer!' The >>'orth Ger"- j ST. Louis, Jan. 31.—A. Frank,_ _a prominent merchant and -wealthy citizen, died suddenly at his home on Washington avenue Wednesday night ot asthma. Mr. Frank was aged G5 y*ears, and leaves six Aildren among .-whom is ex-Congressman Nathan Frank ot St I/ouis. One of tin; Debs Def'-ndanMi, Jtto»c« Av- imer, DlsmiBSCd—Testimony Introduced. CHICAGO, Jan. 31. — At Thursday morning's session of the Debs trial Judge Grosscup ordered the dismissal of the case against Moses Avener, One of the defendants, agaiust whom nothing whatever has been proved. General Superintendent Dunlap, of the Chicago, Bock Island & PaxnJic road, was the lirst svit- ness. lie told of violence on that road during the strike, but the greater part of the session was taken up in a legal argument on the question as to whether expert testimony was admissible to show that strikes wcre-always accompanied by violence. The court held against such evidence, leaving the matter to the knowledge and discernment of the jury. "Eugene Borham, a Rock Island depot-roaster, told about making up a train with the Pullman cars next to tie engine, so that if they were cut off the mail cars -would also be separated from the engine. He explained this by saying it was the most convenient way that day. The rest of the doming session was consumed in reading telegrams offered by the defense in place of cross-examination on those offered by the government. These telegrams contained admonitions to commit no violence- 7To<ly or ;u> L'ut*m>\vM M:ui round. M.w-.roN. Ind.. Jan 31.—Charles Paschal, an employe of the stove works,. found the do.-ul body of an unknown, mnn hanging on the fence nciir Carey'a dairy. It is thought that the man was a train p. Me was a German about 70 years old and wore a Grand Aruiy oi the Republic badge. The laundry ranrk on his shirt is "Henry H." LEB.VXOX, Ind., Jan. SI.—William Iscnhour, living 2 miles from here, attempted to build a fire in his cellar Wednesda}', Bis match ignited natural gas which had escaped from the pipes, and an explosion, followed which wrecked the house and seriously burned Mr. Iscnhour. Several Attempt! at SulclJc. Ind.. Jan. SI. —David Mc- JTalL of Kosciusko county, has becomo violently insane and will be removed to Longcliff asylum. McFall, who ii •well up in years, is affected with suicidal mania and has attempted to cut his throat on several occasions. Woman's Soffrase A*-"elation Meel*. ATL.O-TA, Ga,, Jan. 31.—The twenty- seventh annual convention oi the Woman's Suffrage association com- «encea its session Thursday morning in this city under the presidency of the venerable Snsan B. Anthony. I ccJins the Gold Fnl»«. WASHISSTOK, Jan, 31.—The withdrawal of 53,951,740 at New York, Boston and Baltimore reduced the gold balance to £44,551,322 at the commencement of business Thursday morning. T*oftt II in Log*. jEFKBKSONvrj.t.E, Ind., Jan. 3L—Btudi Anderson, askatcr, walked from Franklin to this city, a distance of 8 miles. On reaching here his feet were froze* 60 bacily that he was conveyed to» hospital, where his limbs were ampw tatud. Hftkeri In a J!r<»ftd TVnr. CKA-vrronDSViu-E, Ind., Jam 31.—The bakers of this city are engaged in ft bread war. The price has decreased so that fifty-two loaves can novr be bought for one dollar, but b-i.s not reached th« boti'iin y" Ohio'* lAr;est Girl Ijt-ud, Er.vsrA, 0., Jan. 3].—The largest girl in Ohio died at Litcbfield. about IS miles south of this city. She was Miss Pearl Broadsword and she was but 16 years old and weighed -itO pounds. J!o:ird of ToblJo Work Kcdcnx. LSDLANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 3L—The board of public works re-igaed Thur»day afternoon as a result of the investigation, that has been going «n r«- garding 1 that department.