journal. r •* VOL. XVI. LOGANSPdRT, INDIANA, SATURDAY MOENING. - EEBRUAEY 14. 1891 NO. 39. DEWENTER THE HATTER. ADMIRAL PORTER. The Hero of Many a Haval Battle Is Dead, He Expires Suddenly, Although His Death Has Long Been Expected— Sketch of His Life. 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, Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. COMING IN EVERY DAY SPRING GOODS For Suits, Overcoats And Trousers. . .;., ' You can pick one out now and get it ' JIADE UP WHEN YOU NEED IT. You get a better choice that way. E. F. KELLER T ail or, 311 Market Street. MOUIIXIXP. AT THE CAPITAL. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1-8. — Admiral David D. Porter, who lias been in fail- Ing health for some time, died 'Suddenly at 3:15 o'clock at Ms residence in this city. Dr. Wales, the physician attending Admiral Porter, was, hastily summoned to his .-bedside, but the Admiral was dead before he arrived. All of the members of. the DAYID P. PORTER, f a m i ly were at home at the time of his death. Word was at once sent to the President and the Secretary of the Navy and the flags on the White House and on all other public buildings were placed at half-mast. Secretary Tracy at once visited the family and conferred with them ia regard to the funeral arrangements. It was settled that the funeral should be marked with the highest military honors and that the interment should be at the Arlington National Cemetery. The President was informed of Admiral Porter's death by an orderly, and sent a feeling message of sympathy to the family. He subsequently sent a message to Congress notifying that body of the death. The death .of Admiral Porter has been so long expected' that it caused little excitement. The Admiral has for several months been practically dead to the world. He has not left his room since he entered it in October, on his return from his summer home at Newport. His dea.th finally came from the result of a combination of causes,- not the least of which was his advanced age, . - . The Admiral's death will result in no naval changes. Though nominally on the "active list," he has been in practical retirement for a great ma.ny years, in fact, he could not be retired except 'at his own request and that request the vanity and ambition which have ever been the Admiral's strongest characteristics would never permit him to make. He long ago determined to die at the head of the navy in name if he were not so in fact. By his death the rank of Admiral ceases to exist. The ranking officer of the navy ..now will be Hear Admiral Kimberly, who was executive 'officer of Farragut's flagship at Mobile bay, and who two years ago lost his. own flagship, the 'Trenton;-at Samoa. Admiral Porter leaves several children. One son is a Lieutenant in the navy, another is a Captain in the marine corps, and David Essex, the eldest son, was formerly an officer in the army. There are also one or two daughters. One of them recently married Captain Campbell-, of the army. During the war Admiral Porter received more than 3100,000 in prize money and since 1870 he has received $13,000 a year as Admiral. -He therefore leaves a very comfortable estate. David XJixoa Porter was born In Chester.Del., June 8,1813, ana. after studying In Columbian, college, Washington, accompanied his father in the John Adams to'suppress piracy in the West. Indies. Subsequently he served in the Mexican navy/ and In 1829 entered the United. States ' navjr as midshipman.- His promotion was rapid until he became commander. When the civil war brolfe out lie had charge of the steam frigate Powhatan, which was dispatched to join the' gulf-blockading squadron at Pensacola. Then, in 1861, he - was placed In command of the mortar fleet which •assisted Admiral Farragut in bombarding Forts Jackson' ana St. Philip ieloir New Orleans: He also assisted In the operations at Vicksburg, though the navy did not take a con- spiouous part In the, capture of that city. In 1363 he acted;as rear-admiral of the 'Mississippi squadron, and in January of the following year helped General ^Jiorman to capture Arkansas Post. In 1864 he had command of the .fleet that bombarded Fort Fisher, and in 1865 took part in the capture of the same fort. In the course of the war Portor was four times voted the thanks of Congress. After, the rebellion he was made Vice-Admiral and served as superintendent of the naval academy until 1869, being then detailed for duty in the Navy Department at Washington. He was appointed Admiral of the navy In. 1870.] GOING ON A TOUR. President Harrison Contemplates uu Extensive Trip When Congrogs Adjourns. WASHINGTO^ Feb. 13. —.President Harrison is expecting-to make a pretty- extensive trip after Congress adjourns.. No President has jet. gone out to the Pacific coast, but this is what General Harrison expects to do,. Presidents Hayes and Cleveland swung around through 'the Mississippi. valley, and President Arthur went as far as the Yellowstone valley. Senator Stan- fo»d some time: ago invited President Harrison,'on behalf of .the Pacific coast, to make a visit,- and the invitation, was conditionally accepted. Now the President thinks' he can go. He will probably be accompanied by or^e or two members of the Cabinet The South will also be visited. The journey will probably be begun in April. Heir to a. Fabulous Sum. GBEENFEELD, Ind., Feb. 14. — Silai Davis, aged 60; has fallen heir to an English estate valued'at $30,000.000. GIBSON'S FIRE FLUID. The Bottle Found in, the Valise of th« Whisky Trust's Secretary KnrnlHhe* Damaging Evidence Against Him. CHICAGO, Feb.-13.—The fact that the bottle found in the sachel taken from Secretary Gibson, of the whisky trust, at the time of his arrest contained a substance which would have brought about the destruction of Shufeldt's distillery in very short order has been definitely established by an experiment. The experiment was made in room 73 of the Federal building by the officers who worked up the case against the whisky trust ma.n and in the presence of Lawyer Burvy, who with his partner. .1. S. Runnells. has charge of Gibson's defense. Inspector Stuart withdrew the covered cork from the bottle and allowed one drop of the stuff to fall upon a small piece of paper. Almost instantly the paper burst into a flame. The experiment was repeated several times, and it was found that whenever the smallest- quantity wsi placed on any substance that would burn • a flame shot up instant ly. If placed upon a substance not inflammable the stuff took fire after,a hi'ief exposure to the atmosphere. When the cork \vas replaced in the bottle Captain Stuart wiped the neck with a towel, and then threw the towel to one side. In a moment the towel was in flames and, there was a scurrying 1 for water to. put out the fire. The big room was filled with blue smoke and with a sickening odor of phosphorus of which the inflammable stuff appeared to be mainly composed. The experiments were conducted with great secrecy, but after the true nature of the substance, which Gibson's friends have alleged tobe,gin, was discovered Captain Stuart and United States Attorney Milchrist came out in the corridor to "get a breath of fresh air. They had just-washed their'hands after handling the bottle, but nevertheless blue smoke curled up from their fingers, showing what a -strong solution of phosphorus the bottle must have contained. Gibson's- attorney, William Burry, was dumfounded at the result of the experiment and refused to say any thing. • The fact that anything was; delivered to DeWar besides the fluid has been denied by some. Attorney Milchrist is authority for the following: "In the package delivercl" to DeWar by Gibson was a section of a gun- barrel charged with powder. On top of the powder was a steel projectile about two inches long. This was placed, in a, tin can and around it. was closely packed oakum and cotton. Through the oakum gridcotton ran a fuse to the nipple of the gun. -The fluid was to be poured on the fuse, which would ignite the" oakum and cotton. This is as near as I can describe it." EAGER FOR RECIPROCITY. •Newfoundland Through Her Governor and Legislature Censures England for Not JU-tifyinjj Her Treaty With the United States. OTTAWA. Ont, Feb. 13.—Newfoundland has already declared for reciprocity with the United States. The Legislature met Thursday at St. Johns. The Governors speech announced that a reciprocity treaty had been concluded between the colony and the United States and it only awaited the assent of the Imperial Government. The Governor, on behalf of the colony, complains of 4 the delay of England in giving her assent '• as well as complaining 1 that the proposals of the British Government for a settlement ol the French shore question have not been favorably received by France. After the speech was read both houses ;went into executive session and passed a resolution calling-upon the British Government to assent to the reciprocity 'treaty at once. There is much excitement over-what is thought to be the unwillingness on the. part of England to assent to the reciprocity treaty. jBIG MAJORITY FOR CLEVELAND. of Twenty-eight State Legislatures on Presidential Preferences. NEW YORK, Feb.. 13.—The Herald publishes reports of • canvasses in-twenty- eight Democratic legislatures upon theirpreferences-for'President. There- capitulation of the returns from all sources show that Mr.' Cleveland is favored by 1,515 legislators, Senator- Elect Hill by,,199,.,and that 276 of tne men approached favor other candidates or will not commit themselves. The States .canvassed are: New York, Massachusetts,' Khode Island, Texas, • Alabama, . Kentucky, Colorado, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois (where sixty-eight Representatives, and eighteen Senators prefer Cloy eland), Arizona, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Arkansas,-North Carolina, North Dakota, Minnesota, Connecticut, Montana, West''Virginia, Washington, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Oregon: YOU WILL Find it a Pleasure To walk through the establishment of « And note the great quantities of Clean, "Bright Colored Fresh SPRING GOODS, Of latest design and colorings, at prices most astonishingly low. While new and latest styles of dress fabrics can be bought at such low figures, no one needs to be ' attracted by stuff that has been in jobbers hands for two or three years. Come where the best of everything a is kept at reasonable prices, and one price for all. WILER & WISE, 315 Fourth Street. THE RANKS .BROKEN. Illinois Republican. Legislators Split Up on the Vote for Senator. SPRINGFIELD," 111., Feb. 13—On the eighty-fifth ballot for United States Senator in the Illinois Legislature Palmer received 101 votes; Oglesby, 81; Lindley, 1C: Stelle, 2, the remaining votes being cast for L. C. Hubbard, M. W. Matthews, P. H. Donnelly, and Farwell. Eleven more ballots were taken, the ninety-fifth resulting as follows: Palmer, 101; Lindley, 100; Stelle, 2; Jesse Harper, 1—Mr; Cockrell voting for thelatter. Adjourned. ' . - ; I WHISTLE FOR D. A. HAUK 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 41O Broadway. Tne Jeweler: and Optician. D. A. HAUK. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSE. The Bennett Law for Mlnnoso ta. ','••. ST. PAm., Minn., Feb. 13.—A bill has been introduced in : the House by Mr. Kmidspn amending the present compulsory-education law by inserting the chief feature to which objection was .made in the Bennett law of Wisconsin. Heavy Damage Salt. CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 13.—E. M. Me- GiHen, of this city, has sued the H. B. Claflin Company, of New York, for 8364,000 damages-for a failure of the Claflin Company to fulfill a contract. Dcatli of a Wisconsin Pioneer. ' JAKESVII.LB, Wis., Feb. IS.—Andrew Palmer, a, member of the Territorial Legislature of Wisconsin in 1847 and; 1848 and one of the earliest residents of JanesviUe, died here Wednesday, ag-ed 83. 'He was for years in the*newspaper business. Before going West he published papers in New York State. In 1843 he run a weekly in Toledo, 0., and during the war was -interested•• in the publication of the Janesville Times. KUlcO, l>y a Cable Car. CHICAGO, Feb. 18.—Charles Gurseh, a West side grocer, was killed at the entrance of the tunnel by'a cable-car. Delicious Mince Pie ONE NIGHT ONLY. Friday, February 13. The Celebrated Conrled's Comic Opera Co. In Eudolph Mueller's Romantic Opera. THE KING'S FOOL 6O Talented Artists 6O. OurOwn Orchestra, Paul Stiendorf, OmAu* tor. Special Scenery. Magnificent Costumes. Sixty Pretty Girl Fencers. PRICKS •1.00, 50, 35 ccnU. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSED in 20 Minutes A2TT NEW ENGLAND In paper boxes; enough fortwo large pies. • Always ready;, easily-'prepared. GLEAN, WHOLESOME, CONVENIENT. SOLD BY ALL GROCERS; ONE NIGHT ONLY. Monday, Feb. 16th J-'S Sfl \ : -T.HE-- English Gaiety -Girls* Big Burlesque Company . Tbe Burlesque Attraction of the nesaon: , Comedy, Fine Singing, Cnolee Dancing and it*» splitting BurlesQue.; Tne original picturesque coroaay sketch.' Jo- UstandMSdel. Montella, the Maryelow _;0o£ tortlonlst Tne"CarmencltaPan«e,"NewI«*'« Kcraie. Irs PaM Henri ^cUiBjUww < Mr Cnas. Phillip's, the leading biack fte niedlan In the litest songs; Tne famoni , quartette 4 Tfie Horse Shoe 4 The great "alter piece" comedy borletqo* Mercedes. Hosts of Pretty Girls In Catchy Bit* of Terpslcnorean specialties. f Price* 25. 50 »nd t& cento.
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