Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on February 19, 1891 · Page 1
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VOL. XVI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 19. 18'Jl. NO. 43. Heads of Many Shapes! Hats to Fit Them All! CO GO GO ""== New Spring Styles. D E W E N T E R, The Hatter. JOHNSTON BROS. " The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, , ( Stvecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. UNDER WATER. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest., prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. Sc CRAIG'S. COMING IN EVERY DAT SPRING GOODS For Suits, Overcoats And Trousers. ; You can pick one out now and get it MADE UP WHEN YOU NEED IT. You get a better choice^that way. E. F. KELLER Tailor, 31.1 Market Street. Several States Visited by Disastrous Floods, Residents of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City Forced to Abandon Their Homes—Elsewhere. "ILK DKLtTCE. wiii. l':i., Feb. IS.—rittsburyh and Allegheny have been visited \>y a. flood that will cause losses of a.t least S75Q,000. They may even amount to 81,000,000. These figures include estimates of direct damages and consequential losses in every clajss of trade and life, a feature of the flood which it is impossible to measure with absolute accuracy. The flood has turned between 8,000 and 4,000 families in the two cities and their environs out of their house and home. It lias completed the temporary closing' down of over a hundred iron mills, glass houses and manufacturing establishments, large and small. It has crippled and delayed traffic on every line of railroad entering the city. It has tied up every system of street railway crossing- from Allegheny to Pittsburgh. The floods have gotten all the fail- poads entering Pittsburgh and Allegheny into a sorry mess. Traffic on the Pittsburgh & Western road is almost entirely suspended. Prom Sharpsburg the tracks are covered'with from, four to six feet of water. Early Tuesday morning all, the available teams aiyl wagons' were brought into requisition, and such perishable freight as was stored in the box-cars in the yards was removed as cxpeditiously as possible. However, the rise, of the Allegheny was so rapid that a large number of cars were submerged before the army of workmen were able to reach them, and of course the contents of such cars are a total loss. The loss sustained by the company will be heavy, but at present the officials are unable to give any fignres. Pdver. avenue, Allegheny, has been not unlike a street in Venice. Boats, skiffs, rafts and hastily-improvised floats were to be seen, everywhere. Every few minutes a skiff skimmed up to the door of a h erase and then, heavily laden with men, women and children, pushed off to gain some point of safety. In other places furniture was being hastily removed from second-story windows, piled on floats' and carried beyond the reach of the rapidly-rising and angry waters. Along all the streets leading- from the river the same busy scene was presented. The lower floors of all the tenement-houses which line either side of Madison, Oakley, Corrv streets and Isabella court were filled with boxes, barrels and chests floated from cellar openings, and in zn?.ny instances household furniture bobbed around on the muddy water. On Kiver avenue, between Sandusky and Anderson streets, there is at least five feet of water. The entire foree of employes at the Pennsylvania cotton mills became, a corps of rescuers, and in a short time hundreds of bales of cotton which had been stored on the ground floor of the works were removed. All the express wagons in the city were busy from dawn until after dark carrying household goods and affrighted families from their flooded homes 'to where the rising ^ters couldn't reach them. It is estimated that fully 3,000 persons living along the river front were compelled to quit their dwellings. All of them are of the poor class, and the loss to them will be enormous in the aggregate. The precipitate evaauation of home was not the only loss they suffered. All along the Allegheny side, from Sharpsburg to Beaver avenue, a distance of five miles, countless large and small .manufacturing establishments, furnaces and mills located on the river front are in enforced idleness. On the Pittsburgh side of the Allegheny the damage was by no means' slight. -From Lawrenceville ' to the Point bridge, where the Ohio takes up its course, merchant, manufacturers and the occupants of dwellings have been heavy' losers. Hundreds of storehouses along Pennsylvania avenue, Duquesne way, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh' and Eighth streets have had their basements flooded. The official report from the United States signal office in this city at 10:30 o'clock a. m., was as follows: All head waters of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers are falling. At 10 o'clock the official gauge recorded: Monongahela river, 31 feet 3 inches; Allegheny, 31 feet 5:inches, and stationary in both rivers. This ' is the highest point reached by this flood. It is believed 'that all danger from the flood is passed. JOHXSTOWX, Pa., Feb. 18.-The water is gradually receding from the streets and all danger of further damage is past. The damage done to property will amount to thousands of dollars. Already merchants and others have be- gnu pumping the muddy water from their basements and trains have begun to run on tracks that are still covered with water more than two feet deep. Approved by tlie Frigidi'iu. WASHINGTON. Feb... 18.— The President has signed the bill for the .construction of suitable Indian . industrial ' schools in Wisconsin and o; h r States, VAIL FACES THE JURY. The Taking of Testimony in the St. l.oulu Murtler Cusc Bcjjiiii. ST. Louis, Feb. 18.—The trial olt Charles F. Vail, for shooting.and killing his wife. Fannie y. Vail, in order to secure a heavy life insurance, was begun in the criminal court Tuesday. Prosecuting Attorney Mudd. of St. Charles County, made the opening speech for the State. J| 15 said that Vail's marriage had citABLKS i». VAIL. hardly been announced before he insured the life of his wife, but there was never a buggy ride suggested until an accident policy for ,;5.00() was taken out. During their married life Vail contributed but seven dollars to the support of his wife, using his Salary of .§30 a week to pay insurance premiums. Attorney Mudd briefly described how the shooting occurred. Mr.' McAtee was unhitching the horses. Miss Lizzie McAtee was arranging the blankets on the seats. No one was looking, when a pistol shot rang out and that poor, over-insured little mother and wife w a s shot. He told how Mrs. Vail exclaimed at once: ''Oh! Charlie, you've sh o t me," and how he replied at once with the explanation which his attor ney was expected to make for him to-day : "N"o, mis. VAIL. Fanny: it was an accident; it struck the wheel." Jerome McAtee, the first witness, told the story of Mrs. Vail's vis'.t and the tragedy, and it made a strong impression on the jury. He was standing ten feet from Vail with his back toward him when the shot was fired. ANOTHER WAR. Managers of tlie American ISrtSC-Utill Association Withdraw from the National Agreement. NEW YOKK, Feb. IS.—American Association managers are still at fever heat oyer the decision of the board of control by which Bierbauer a.nd Stovey were turned over to the Kational League. The report of the withdrawal of the American Association from the National agreement was substantiated at the St. James Hotel, where the delegates of the Association are in session for the purpose of effecting a reoi'gani- zation. President Thurman. has been removed for bad faith to the Association. Xew officers are being elected. At this time Tuesday the trouble might have been settled, but now it is ; too late. The Association demand the return of Stovey, Bierbauer and Mack. These players will have to remain with the League at least one year because they have signed a contract. All unsigned plaj r ers will be free to sign with whom they please,, and it is said Roger Connor will sign with an American Associaticn club. A] Johnson's Cincinnati club has been admitted to the Association, and it is said Mike Kelly will captain the team. A PIONEER GONE: Death at St. Paul of Henry H. Slbloy, Minncsotii's First Governor. ST. PAUL, Minn.. Feb. 18.—General Henry Hastings Sibley, a Minnesota pioneer, and first Governor of the State, died at his home in this city at 4:30 o'clock a. m. He has been lingering near the verge of the grave for some time, arid for nearly sixty hours prior to death was unconscious. He was 80 years old. , [Mr. Sibley was born at Detroit, Midi., in 1811, and rame to MInnoso:a November 7, 1834. In 1S36 he entered -at Mendota the first private store dwelling in Minnesota. Ho was appointed juKtico of the peace In 3838, ,hus becoming the flrst civil officer in the State. It 1S4S be was elected a Delegate to kragress Irom what was designated a< Wisconsin Territory. In 1862 he was appointed commander of the forces raised to quell the Sioux outbreak. He suMued the Indians, taking 2,000 prisoners, thirty- eight of whom were hanged. Since ihat time he has almost constantly ililed some civil office, among them president of the State STormal Board, regent of the State University, and president of the State Historical Society.] NO RESULT YET, Illinois I>iw-:viiikcrs Unab.o to Etui tUo Senatorial Content. SPKIXGFIELD, 111., Feb. IS.—The Senatorial fight reopened with about as oa;l a split in the .Republican ranks as there was .Tuesday. Several Ee'publi- cannmembers, regardless of the action of the Republican caucus Tuesday night, refused to vote for Streeter and scattered their votes among other candidates. Seven ballots were taken, the .ast OBP—the lOSth—resulting as fol.ows: Palmer, 101; Streeter, 90; Oglesby, 12; Lindley, 1. . A Bl«p Bridge Opened. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn,, Feb. 18.—The magnificent new iron bridge across the Tennessee river, connecting Chattanooga with the north side of the river, was formally opened with imposing ccr -'monies. It is the first public bridge juilt across the river since the old war bridge was destroyed. It cost 8250,000, 2,"3TO feet long, and 105 feet abov« ;he low-water mark. AGAIN FIRST IN THE FIELD I NEW & ELEGANT SPRING WRAPS! Blazers and Reefers. In Light Colors, Tans and Black, Stylishly Made up. Pi-ices the Lowest. Get First Choice. WILER & WISE, 315, 4th St. Whose Store is Chuck Fall of Spring Dress Goods, Trimming's and Wraps. I WHISTLE FOR D. A. H A U K 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. Tlie Jeweler and Optician." D. A/HAUK. Was Scalped by' fridians. DUBUQ.UK, la., Feh. IS.—The remains of Anthony Dewster, once a resident of this county, arrived at his former home in Liberty township Monday and -was buried Tuesday. A few years ago he removed with his family to the vicinity of Fine • Ridge. S. D. About a week ago he was killed by the Indians, scalped and his head severed from his body. It is reported that three of his children were scalped and that his wife and a hired man escaped. His murderers were a small band of roving hostiles not yet surrendered. KesuomlbSioii Defeated. BISMARCK, N. D., Feb. IS. —Another sensation was caused Tuesday by the action of the Senate on resubmission and capital removal. The Missouri slope manbers joined forces with the Prohibitionists to save. the capital for Bismarck and defeat resubmission. Ee- subinission was defeated by a vote of 18 to 12 and the removal of the capital by 24 to 5, and both questions are settled for tw o years. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Thursday, Feb. 19. William Gillette's Great Play Held By The Enemy One of the most Beautiful Plays Ever put on the road. The press everwhere commends It. , : . """.- USUAL PKICES. " \ Reserved Seats at Keesllng's. DOLAN'S/OPERA HOUSEi ONE NIGHT ONLY. . Friday, Feb. 20ffl. STETSON'S Big Speetaeular DNGLE TOM'S CABIN! • THEBARNUMOFTHEMALL. 30 :-: PEOPLE K 30 Double Band and Orchestra, Composed ot White and Colored Musicians A PacK of Genuine Bloodhounds CARLOS, The Biggest Dog in the World, $1,000 offered for his equal.' TWO TOPSIES, Headed by the Great KATE PA THGTON. TWO MARKS, Eva and Her Pony "Prince." Lone- Star Quartette. African Mandolin Players. New Songs, New Dances. New Music, EVERTHING NEW. A Car Load of Beautiful Scenery. The Great Steam boat Scene, Cotton Picking. Home In the South. Eva's Ascension. Tfie Grandest Street Parade Evar Given, .Led by. th« Shortest and; Tallest Drum Majors on Earth. The Huudiwrnest Uniforms ever Manufactured, No exception. f R I C B S 50, 35, 25 ««nt» '"

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