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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, October 22, 1897
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 22D YEAR. FKIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1897. NO. Friday's Building Bargains. Mr. Altman in The Annex Saturday Misses and Children's Cloaks Our immense improvement—an addition of 564-0 square feet of floor spoce, requires a great outlay. A stock reduction is necessary. Changes will be made in every department so as to make room for the workers—we will make prices do the clearing. Opening Saturday Mt. Altman, with Misses' and Children's Cloaks will give a special display in The Annex Saturday. Special measurements without extra charge. Hundreds of all Hnea and elegantly Embroidered SwissHandkerehiefs, worth "to 35 cents for. 10 and 15 cts. Muslin Underwear for the Children, all kinds -worth 25 cents for 13 cte See our Broadway window for wonderful bargains in white aprons. New effects with Idia Linen and Embroidered insets, worth to 50 cents, and -.»11 for 25 cts Very Elegant Moca Cotton Vests, a regular 50 cent value, during this sale, 25c All Wool, Fancy Imported Flannel Waists, linen and dress-maker made, •worth |4.00 for 12-50 100 Pieces Handsome Fancy Ribbons, -40c to 60c for 25 cts 15 cents Ladies' Black Hose for... lOc 98 and 85c Dress Goods in all the Novelty Weaves, Extra values and we close them at 68 and 58c Chanois Flannel now so popular and price ia 10c Tubular Braids, like every one is looking for, in all designs are here at 6c Gent's Heavy Jersey Weave, Fleeced Lined Shirts and Drawers, worth 75cts, sit our building sale 50c Hearjr Black Feather Boas, worth 30c for 25c Heavy Fleeced Underwes.r for the Children up from 10c SpacLel work Doylies,worth 10c,for 5c (!}• ceats, yard wide brown Sheetings, SO yds. for $1.00 A Heavy Boucle Jacket, a bargain, j|i8.50 for 15.89 SWEARS HE ISSIILESS First Sworn Statement Mad* by Adolph Luetgert, the Alleged Chicago Wife-Murderer. DE5IAL THAT HE IS GUILTY Building Bargains In The Cloak Room. 409 * 411 Broadway. After Dec. 1st., 408 and 410 Wall Street. A DANCING WOMAN sheuld have fine bearing, elegant fig-ure, and faultless clothes. Her Majesty s' Corset creates a beautiful figure, straightens stooping shoulders, and is the only corset permitting a perfect flitting bodice. It is the perfection of eleganc e health, and durability. We warrant it satisfactory. Wiler & Wise, Logansport, Ind. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . I'm making- Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. G. 'Tucker, Tailor, 4th and Broadway. Did Xot Kill His TVif« and Does Not K»«-» Where She I», He Says—Believes "Will Yet Reappear Alive—Jury Fall, to Affree, Declares Agreement Impossible and In Discharged—Accused Man Will Try to Get Out on Bail. Chicago, Oct. 22.— The Associated Press iast night obtained the one great feature missing in the famous Luetgert trial— the sworn testimony of the defendant himself, Adolph L. L,uetgert. Standing last night in the gloomy jail adjoining the grim-looking gray-stone court building In which his remarkable trial had at last been brought to a finish, the burly sausage manufacturer capped the climax of the extraordinary series of events which began with his bankruptcy and Hl-eged frightful diabolism of boiling his wife to death at midnight in a vat in his factory celhu. Closely following- th« final result of the trial which has attracted world-wide attention, Luetgert. made under oath a statement concerning the fearful crime charged against him, the first sworn statement of- such a kind ever known in newspaper annals. Scene Wag Unique and Dramatic. The affidavit was put In writing- in due legal form, and is certified to by a notary. Ex-Judge William A. Vincent, the leading counsel for the defendant in this celebrated case, the man to whose brain, skill and energy Luetgert beyond all doubt owes his great legal victory, gave consent to the affidavit being made. The scene in the jail when Luetgert took the oath was S3 dramatic as the circumstances were unique. In the dimly lighted jail corridor, Luetgert standing erect grasping the iron bars that still kepthim from liberty. lifted his right hs.nd solemnly assented as the notary administered the oath. The gruesome surroundings were a reminder in some degree of the midnight occurrences in the factory cellar that have become familiar to the hundreds of thousands who have followed the detail.-? of the great trial. Few if any of the curious prisoners and turnkeys who were spectators had any inkling of what was taking place. Luetg-ert, the notary and the representative of the A!3?cciated Press conferred tog-ether for a few moments and then T^ietgert without hesitation r.n?u3e affidavit and signed it in ink with the hand that is a'leg-ed to have committed one of the most fiendish crime on record. "I Did Not Kill My Wife." The affidavit explicitly declares Luetgert's innocence. The document in full follows: "To Public: The result of my trial, ending today, is a victory for me because of the disagreement of the jury, but I am very much disappointed and very much surprised that the jury did not bring in a verdict of not guilty. "I did not kill my wife, and do not know wherp she is, but I am sure that It is only a question of time until she comes home. "I did not go upon the witness stand because my lawyer. Judge Vincent, was r.iltterly opposed my doingso, and because he advised me that it was not necessary. "I am grateful for the tremendous change in public sentiment in my favor, and time will demonstrate that I am not only an innocent but very grievously wronged man. [Signed] "ADOLPH L. LUETGERT." Subscribed and sworn to before mt this 21st day of October, A. D., 1S97. [Signed] M. F. SULLIVAN. Notary Public. and we conimena them for ftavleg done their duty in the case.'* After returning to the jail Luetgert said: "I expected an acquittal. I thought I would be able to sleep at home tonight. But we will try to get ball tomorrow. At any rate, the disagreement only forces me to wait for my liberty a little while. I will be acquitted when I am tried again." Luetgert went into his cell at 1 p. m., and lying down on his eat went to sleep. FROM CHICAGO TO THii GULF. Movement on Foot for a Waterway Co*" n«rct<?d with Die Drainage Canal. Beardstown, Ills., Oct. 22.—The lUinolt River Valley association held a convention in this city yesterday for the purpose of deciding upon a plan of action in favor of the removal of the dams in, the Illinois river. The Chicago drainage canal and the removal of the dams will give to commerce a ship waterway reaching from- Lake Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico. A large number of delegates was in attendance, representing the various cities in the Illinois river basin. \V. H. Hinrichsen delivered the leading address, in which he reviewed the benefits to be derived from the removal of the dams and the necessity of the action. Hinrichsen stated that the estimated coat of the proposed waterway would $26,000,000. By the removal of th« dams fcnd the dredging of the channel over •400,000 acres of land will be reclaimed, and will be worth J100 an acre, or an aggregate of J40.000.000, Among- others who voiced their interest in the project were Hon. J. V. Graff, of Pekin; Eben J. Ward, of Marseilles: J. M. Niehaus, of Peoria; Sylvester Allen, of Bluffs; Mayor Lagrger and the city council of Joliet, and Chicago Drainage District Trustees Jones, Carter, Smyth and Wenter, Aft- tr passing resolutions praying congress to move the dams the convention adjourned. Chicago's Mayor's Trip to New York to Help Tammany Not Wildly Approved. SACHEMS EVEN MAZE OBJECTIONS. WHAT HE WAS THERE FOR. Venezuela Editor Find* Out TFhy Governor Pingree Went Down There. Detroit, Oct. 22.—A copy of the Venezuelan Herald has been received here. It is published in Caracas, in English and Spanish. Among other things It says: "The Venezuelan Herald, always well informed, has discovered that the object of the visit of the governor of Michigan, the Hon. H. S. Pingree, to Venezuela was not entirely in the interest of his health, as he would have had it appear. We are able to state upon undeniable authority that the true inwardness of the object of the visit was for no less a purpose than the investigation of the new gold fields of the Guarico region, and the possibility o£ obtaining control of one or two aspnalt mines of the republic. And this is why: "The state of Michigan does not desire | benches _ that rose tier-like from to bow under the yoke of the great Barber asphalt combine, and as this state has; something above $2,000,000 or 52,500,000 to expend in the paving of streets and construction of s:idewa.lk9, the gov- e/nor, with the paternal feeling for his stare, would seem to be about to embark in the asphalt business in ord"-:r that his people may not be subject to the great. Barber monopoly.' BUT TWO DEATHS AT NEW ORLEANS. FOB SIXTY-SIX HOUKS, ==PATENTS== American and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. ""'""" B B. GORDON. WWW wv* Spry Block EVERY WOMAN Ml >w4« » nlUMt, »»«tk)r, noliUay ntdldit Oo\j fe umlivi m U*]>vMtdra(itb**Utou»4. H 7*11 mt the b«*i,j«l Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills l»t, w>* »d wrfela 1» rwvlk Tfce navln« (Dr. Fnl'i) •oikt. &MtWk7Th««sfl.N, wU4m*-FKU. UnidBB 0*., ClOT^lud, 0. Sftle ftt BenJ'isfcer'a. Jury Tcllfl the Court a Terdlct Is Impossible and It Is Discharged. Chicagro, Oct. 22. — After sixty-six hours of deliberation, argumentation, wrangling-, and sullen settling down to a test of endurance, the Luetgert Jury announced a disagreement at 10:50 yesterday morning and was discharged. The twenty-second and last ballot stood nine to three for conviction. There was no change it. the situation for the last thirty-eight hours the jury was out. An open quarrel between Franzsn and Harlev Wednesday night, in which the lie was passed, served to increase the bitterness between the two factions and make chances of agreement absolutely impossible. The jurors said there were two sticking points which prevented their agreement. One was the Kenosha alibi and. the -other was the question as to the identity of the rings. The minority could not see any milled edge on the smaller ring, and believed it would not have been worn off first, whereas the small ring- had a grove in it like it might have been worn by the edge of the other rinjr. This was despite the fact that the small ring was ten and the Urge one eighteen carats fine, n-.ak- ing-- the small ring considerably thf> hardest. It seems that those two points were the ones the jury hung on. The bones were dismissed early in the discussion. The three men who stood by the defense were Harlev, Holabird and Barber. All the jurymen agreed and told the court that a verdict was impossible. Preparations will be made for a new trial as soon as the state's attorney and Ms assistants have had a little rest. The counsel for this defense will appear before Judge Tuthill today and apply for bail for their client. The Jury adopted a resolution. compliment- Ing the court and counsel and closing: "TVe wish to state that while the evidence was such that we wen; unable to agree upon a verdict, one thing- we did agree about, and that is that the circumstances were such that the polic* had ample reason to prosecute on the •h,owins without hearinx th« First Frost ot the Season ;Falls, but It I* Light— Record of 'Cas es . Xew Orleans, Oct. 22.—The fever situation improved to some extent here yesterday. At nightfall there had been but two fatal cases reported. The weather yesterday morning was cool and report:; from below New Orleans are to the effect that there was a light frost Wednesday night. Colonel I. D. JSIlis, of Governor Foster's staff, said that he had received advices that there had been frost in St. Bernard parish and on the outskirts of the city Wednesday night. Thi; deposit, however, was Silight and possibly not sufficient to stamp out the disease here. A dispatch from Selma, Ala..yesterday said: "Light frost this morning, with wind from the north and cooling up." The fever record for the day is as follows: In this city—new cases, «; deaths, 2; at Montgomery, Ala., 4 new cases; Mobile, •>• new cases, Z deaths: Clinton, Misa, 4 new cases; Edwards, Miss., 5 new cases; Xitta Yuma, 2 new- cases; Bay St. Louis, 7 new cases, 1 death; Cayuga, Miss., 5 new cases. Disciples* Mi*Mlonary Convention. Indianapolis, Oct. 22.—The National Christian Missionary convention decided to hold the next national convention at Chattanooga- Rev. F. D. Power, of Washington, was elected president of the American Christian Missionary society; Benjamin L. Smith, of Cincinnati, corresponding secretary. Resolutions were ad opted declaring the saloon the greatest evil confronting the church and civilization. A departure was made in the determination that hereafter delegates will not be quartered on members, but look out for themselves. Illinois Women'f Clubs. Jacksonville, Ills., Oct. 22.—The principal work of the State Federation of Women's Clubs yesterday was the nomination of officers for the ensuing year. The committee reported -unanimously in favor of Mrs. Alice Bradford Wik*, ol Chicago, to succeed herself as president Other officers were Mrs. Fred Leroy, of Streato::, recording secretary; Mrs. Virginia Bach, of Peoria, corresponding secretary- Three Men Buried in a. Mine. Ishpeming, Mich., Oct. i'2.—Three miners were buried under a massive fall of ground at the Cleveland Lake mine at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. One of them. Gust Murtena, was killed, and Gus Carbon was rescued alive, bat badly injured. The third man, whose name is cot yet known, is still ucder the dirt, but workmen are making a^heroic effort to reach him. It is thought that he is dead. Importation of Political Talent Just What fh« Democrat* Have Been Kicking Against—Governor Holcomb's Defense Against the Charge of Complicity in Bartlej-'s Fraud—Political Meetings at Gotham—Gtrorge Threatens Crokcr. New York, Oct. 22.—The announcement that Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, is coming here to speak in behalf of Judge Van Wyck, the Tammany nominee for mayor, is not received with favor even by the Tammany sachems. From the outset the Republicans have been criticised by the Democratic managers and the leaders and the newspaper supporters of the Citizens' Union movement for importing campaign speakers, notable among whom -wer« Foraker and Thurston. The acceptance of Mayor Harrison's tender of services! is regarded as a stultification of the Democratic position on this subject Colonel William L. Brown eave voice to the dissentient sentiment yesterday when he said: "I wrote to Me. Sheehan some little time ago protesting against any scheme of this kind. I have received a letter from Mr. Sheehan in which he said that he entirely agreed with me in the stand I have taken. It is bad politics, unnecessary and Ill-timed, to bring Mayor Harrison to New York." "Who, then," Colonel Brown was asked, "is responsible for Carter Harrison's visit if Mr. Sheehan did not favor it?' "That," he replied, "I leave you to conjecture." It is believed that Henry George has declined tty: services of scores of Populist: a-nd silver orators, among them Jerry Simpson and former Senator Psffer, who have volunteered to speak for him in New York. George has 300 speakers, nearly all residents of Greater New York. Great Seth low Demonstration. A great demonstration in honor of Seth Low's candids.cy for mayor took place in Carnegie hall last night A remendous throng that filled ev-ary seat In the pit, crowded the boxes and from thence swept up to the topmost row of the big gallery, was present. Even the stage was uncomfortably crowded, the the lectern being jammed. The most remarkable feature of the meeting was the fact that it was not billed as a "Citizens," but as a Republican meeting, being 'held under the auspices ot the Republican organization (anti- Platt) of the city of New York. About one-third of the audience was composed of women, and the speakers were Ssth Low, Elihu Root, Joseph H. Choata and Anson G. McCook. Henry George Threatening Crok«r. Henry George and ex-Postmaster Dayton spoke at a Thomas Jefferson mass meeting in the borough of the Bronx. The candidates were enthusiastically received. Henry George was greeted with deafening applause. The first part of his speech was an explanation of the principles on which he expected to be elected. Then he said: I say nothing ag-ainst the personal character of any man. If Croker got his palaces and race horses honestly, let him remain here. If they were procured by robbery of the people, by the misuse of power he usurped, let him go to England. If I have the power, the penitentiary yawns for him. If I have the power the fate of 'Boss' Tweed and John Y. McKane will be his. I make no threats, but a great crime has been committed." Van Wyck and Tmcy Meeting. Robert A. Van Wyck, the Democratic nominee, was slated for a speech at a Tammany meeting at the Jefferson club house, but he failed to put in an appearance. Instead, however, he sent a letter, which was read to the audience. It was an attack on the present city administration. General Benjamin F. Tracy, the Republican candidate, made his first speech in the borough of the Bronx. The meeting was attended by aobut 2,000 persons. General Tracy and the other candidates were enthusiastically received. Rcjrml mOtem th* food p»r». AMolutoly Pur* ROYAL BAMNta FOWDE* CO., NCWVOMC. Cers' plan WHS adopted'Dy the ist general convention yesterday by an overwhelming majority. If the action «f the present body is ratified by the convention of 1899, acceptance of the Winchester creed will r.o longer be & condition of fellowship in the church, and th old declaration of principles will remain In the constitution of the convention merely ag a profession of faith. IN MONO* OF THE CONSTITUTION. Not th. Document, bat tb« Gr*nd OU ghlp That Whipped the Ga«rrt«r«. Boston, Oct. 22.—Exercl»Mi were held In this city yesterday In honor of th« anniversary ot the launching of thefrlgat* Constitution. Among the speakers wa« Theodore Roosevelt, assiatant secr«tary of the navy. He said in part: "Tho moment of the Constitution's launching was the -beginning of our navy as -va Imow it today. It was fifteen years sJter the launching of the Constitution and her sister v shipa before that prou-1 flag which 'menaced TIB was humbled, and during that fifteen years there w-ira many people who objected to the maintenance of a navy. "It was bs^cauae we had the Constitution and her sister ships that we came out of the war with credit and it is duo to a policy contrary to that whicn prompted the introduction of such vessels that in recent years brought us to danger of the gravest national dishonor," At this point Major William H. Garland, of Boston, who was a pou'Jer boy on the Constitution, in her famous battle with the Guerriere, was presented to the a.udience, and Governor Wolcott himself led in three cheers for the veteran. Quakers Want 8 Closer Union. Indianapolis, Oct. 22.—At the Friends' national meeting yesterday the business committee of the conference was ordered to present a definite proposition on some plan for central authority so that the discussion thereon coul'd take definite range. The committte* submitted a proposition that much benefit would result from sucit a union of yearly meetings as would tend to protect them from common dangers and to strengthen their joint participation In Christian work, and that a committee be appointed to formuilate a plan for closer union, to be submitted to the yearly meetings for their approval: also to appoint a committee to prepare a discipline for submission to the yearly meetings for their approval. Times on the Yerfces Telescope. London, Oct. 22.—The 'Times In a long article this morning, on the opening of the Yerkes observatory, expresses the hope that lit will be free from "a great danger that seeing to beset go many American Institution*—an Insufficiency of enough means to defray annual expenses." The Times adds: "The University of Chicago will not be established on a firm basis until an endowment sufficient to maintain it is secured; and th« Yerk 69 observatory stould have its eihare In such an endowment if it is to escape the danger of becoming- a tombstone rather than a living monument to it* generous donor." 1IOI.COMB DEFENDS HIMSELF. Could Jfot Hold JfcAdun*. Janesville., TVis., Oct. 22.—Fred McAdams was discharged when brought into the municipal court for examination on the charge of murdering- William Ewing. The district attprney»,.JiaTing no evidence to show that McAdaros wa» connected with the supposed crime, movisd that the prisoner b* discharged, is -resorted aUxjf In GoTernor of Nebraska Denies Any Complicity with Hartley's Defaleation. Lincoin, JJeb., Oct. 22.—In a four column newspaper communication addressed to the citizens of Nebraska, Governor Holcomb defends himsell! from charges of corruption in connection with the defalcation of ex-Treasurer Hartley, and bitterly arraigns Republican leaders of the state whom he declares ace responsible for, the slanderous stosries circulated against him. These Btories allege that the governor approved the bond of ex-Treasurer Hartley knowing it to be faulty, and that he was aware of Hartley's shortage long before it was made public. Governor Holcomb declares that it was incumoent upon Governor Crounz, his predecessor, to investigate the treasury condition and approve the bond, but that he shifted the responsibility to him (Holcomb), and he was compelled to meat the conditions which he found to exist. The governor then proceeds to disclose the condition of affairs at the state house when he assumed office, which he declares were honeycombed with fraud and misrule. The entire communication i» a series of sensational charges made against political opponents in connection with the state treasury, and an elaborate defense ol his own actions. The article has its Inception in the suit against Hartley* bondsmen now going on at Orn&ht, where the governor was called as a witness and where attorneys for the <te-. fense sought to show his liability or remissness. ot Believe in the Creed. CX& 22.—The BootM. ndvi»> Iron Brigade Reunion Clous. LaCroase, Wis., Oct. 22.—The annual reunion of the Iron Brigade asaoclfttioiv : closed yesterday. Everything was informal, the business beln* disposed ot "Wednesday. The headquarters of tb* reunion was the scene of a Jollification. " The veterans visited, told stories, sang, smoked and told experiences. Tha memorial in honor of the late Ca.pl aim James D. Wood, company G, Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, wa>- adopted. Alton Color Line Cu« in Court. Springfield, Ills., Oct. 22.—John M. Palmer yesterday filed in the Illinoi* supreme court a formal petition for a mandamus fn the Alton school cases. The petitioner is Scott Bibb, colored. The case grows out of the action of th-r Alton city council in setting- apart tw> . school houses—the L/«vej«y and Douglas —for the exclusive uise «f colored pupils, and excluding- such pupil« from flv» other schools of the city. Death of Dr. X«wton B»<em«o. g, Ills., Oct. 22.—Dr. Newton Eaieman, for seventeen years presides; of Knox college, and before that superintendent of public instruction for Illinois, died her* at his borne last nig-ht. H2« death was very Hidden, th« result o* heart disease. As an educator he had a When-yon see the nice thing* at 410 Broadway.New Gcodi «r- riving erery day. Birthday Presents, Wedding Presents. An- niTeisary Present*. All Good* marked in Plain Figures and engraved Free of Charge. Spectacles to Fit any Eye. D. A HAUK, : JBWBUS A»J»

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