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October 25, 1897

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rr^TTT^ T /*"Y/"^ A IVT^O TVi^TV'T^ FYTT -A- TT» /"Y£T* THE LOGANSTORT PHAROS 22D YEAR. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 18«7. NO.:ui WILER & WISE. W1LER & WISE. Our Upbuilding Sale That we have been telling you about all last week has caught the buying public like a "whirlwind." Saturday 1,600 customers, by actual count, took advantage of the many great bargains this sale permits us to offer. Wish we could tell you of each article they bought, how fine it was; how cheap it was, but then there is no need, as every customer is advertising us today. Go over to your neighbor and see what she has bought—Dress Goods, Silk, Underwear, a Cloak, no matter what it is will have the much-abused word .Bargain stampsd upon. The store was never so full of honest Dry Goods and we were never so ans:ioas to sell. Thousands of dollars are going out in this Great Upbuilding-thous- .ands of dollars must come in and the price must do it The hundred dollars ($100.00) we save in a flam- 3ng poster will go to tomorrow. The money we saved by buying our immense *stock before the new tariff affected it, will go to you Ttomorrow. The money we save by the prestige quantity buying gives will go to you tomorrow,, You gain every advantage tomorrow and the profit will be thrown in. This UPBUILDING SALE is the kind you can confide in. Before you purchase tomorrow, come in and look about. Such events are rare. We advise you to make the most of it. 1,000 styles of Cloaks and Furs await you in the Annex. FKLEPTOOWTH Grim Terror Pilots a Railway Train Through the Fog to a Plunge Into the Dark River. TWEKTY-EIGET SOULS HIS BJEWAED Victims Drowned in Their Berths or Their Seats and Many Terribly Mutilated. 409 A 411 'Broadway. After Dec. 1st., 408 and 410 Wall Street. LIFE-LONG YOUTH is no dreum. Women, grow old because they look old. Her Majesty's Corset will preserve the litheness and elegance of your form in spite of years. It will give a long slender waist without tight lacing (doctors endorse it); it is honestly and scientifically made; it is fully warranted, and besides it is "so comfortable." WILER & WISE, Logansport, Ind. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours &re the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market Scat Piece of Railway, a* I» Supposed, In the Country, on the >"ew York Central and Hudson River Road, Goeti IDown Under a Special, the Only Witnesses Being a Tug Crew, and the Engineer and Fireman Who Will Never Tell Their Stories In This World. Garrison, X T., Oct. 25.—Prom the sleep that means refreshment and rest to the eternal sleep that knows no waking plunged in the twinkling of an eye yesterday morning- twenty-eight souls—men, women and children. Into the slimy bed of the Hudson river a train laden with slumbering humanity ploughed, dragging through the waters the helpless passengers. There wai nothing to presage the terrible accident which so suddenly deprived these unfortunates of life. 'The New York Ctntral train lef; Buffalo Saturday aifh.t 4J3(3 had progressed for nearly 'litne-tenths of the distance towards its Sestination, The engineer and his fire-y man had just noted. th'e gray dawn breaking in the east and the light streak of red betokening the sun's appearance when the great engine plunged into the •depths of the river. Will Xever Tell The<r Stories. Neither engineer nor fireman will ever tell the story of that terrible moment, for with his hand upon the throttle, the engineer plunged with his eg'me to the river bottom, and the fireman, too, was at his post. Behind them came the express car, the combination car and the sleepers, and these piled on top of the engine. It is known that it was a trifle foggy and that the track was not visible, but if there was any break in the lines of steel it must have been of very recent happening, for only an hour before there had passed over :it a heavy passenger train. The section of road was supposed to be the very best on the entire division. What seems to have happened was that underneath the tracks and ties the heavy retaining wall had given away, and when the great weight of the engine struck the unsupported tracks it went crashing through the rest of the wall and toppled over into the river. Lucky Break of a Coupling Pin. Then there happened what at any other time would have caused disaster, but now proved a blessing. As the train plung-ed over the embankment the coupling- that held the last three of the six sleepers broke, and they miraculously remained on the broken track. In that way some sixty lives were saved. Eye-witnesses there were none except the crew of a tug- boat passing with a tow. They saw the train with its light as it came flashing- along and then saw the greater part of it go into the river. Some of the cars with closed windows floated and the tug, whistling for help, cast off its hawser and started to the rescue. A porter jumped from one of the cars that remained on the track and ran into the yard of Augustus Carr's house, near which the accident occurred, and stood screaming for help. Fought tike Fiends for life, In a few minutes Carr had dressed himself, and getting a boat rowed with the porter to the scene. As they turned a point in the bank they came upon the express car and the combination car floating about twenty feet from shore, but sinking every minute. One man was taken from the top of the car and efforts were made to rescue those in- neac cut; Shaw, express agent, ot New York, slight bruises; John E. Ryan, of Jersey City, badly lacerated arm and leg; Clarence Morgan, of Aurora, X. T., broken shoulder; W. S. Langford, Bayonne, N. J., body bruised; Charles Buchanan, John Smith and John Flood. The first victim of the disaster found was lying on shore dying. Ke wan badly bruised about the head and body and his right arm was cut off near the ahoulder, the bleeding stump alon* showing. The member was not found. Five men were rescued from the top of a floating car a few minutes after the accident. They were put on a train c.ad taken to Peekskill. It was 3 o'clock before the derrick and hoisting engine could raise the combination car consist- Ing of the smoker and baggage compartments above the water. When the car was drawn to the bar.<k the bodies ol eight Chinamen were found in it. The derrick next pulled the day coach to,the shore and the searching parties were able to reach it. Although it is kaown that there were many more persons in the coach, but six bodies were recovered and two of these were women. One of these women was about 30 years of age. She wore a black skirt, a checked waist with a black silk front. .The only article o:! jewelry that she wore was a gold band wedding ring-, which bore no Inscription. She was of .Tight complexion, with high cheek bones and light hair. The other woman was dressed in black, and about 35 years of age. She wore a belt with a gold buckSi; about her waist. She was a brunette. There was nothing by which she could be identified. The Reply Sagasta Has Made to the Much Discussed Note from'Sherman. DROWNING OF THIKTEEJf SAILORS. Schooner Casper Wrecked on the Coast of the Golden State. f Point Arena, Cal., Oct. 25,—Thirteen seamen, comprising almost the entire crew of the steam schooner Casper, were frowned early Saturdayjrjorning byjhg, wrack of the vessel.'" Two fficrT ffoftT shore who had gone out in a small boat to rescue any of the crew who might still be alive picked up Captain Afindseon and Seaman Chris Larsen, who had been floating about on ari impromptu raft for over fourteen hours. To his rescuers the captain of the wrecked steamer said that the Casper struck on a reef at 12:30 in the morning, and seven minutes later capsized. When she tipped over all the members of the crew were washed overboard. The steamer carried fifteen men, but from the moment the accident occurred the captain had seen none of the crew except his companion, Larsen, and has ' OP THE WEIGHTY DOCUMENT Will Firmly Inform Ts Thai if We Will . Observe Our International Kespoiisibili- ' a*t Regarding Filibuster* Svain Will , Alanage the Cubao Slttiation-~Loadoa ! Comtuent on the Caoo—1>« .Louie C*ll* j Attention at Washington to th . Silver Heela Expedition. Madrid, Oct 25.—A government mte protesting against filibustering will be handed to United States Minister Woodford today. There is no doubt that the government's reply will represent the deep feeling of the nation. The note dwells at length on filibustering and "other material and moral assistance which has chiefly contributed to the rial Rcyal auk-en the food par*. Absolutely •OVA!. BAKINO FOWDEH CO., HCWVOKK. MINISTER DELOMK. and duration of the rebellion, and which in turn has damaged American interests." It clearly intimates that Spain cannot continue the "forbearance shown by Senor Canovas del Castillo and the Duke of Tetuan during the past two years," and that she now calls upon the no doubt that tin; other thirteen have all been drowned. When thrown into the water Anfindsen and Larsen by good fortune were able to raft some pieces of floating timbers. They succeeded in drawing the boards together anfl clung- to this improvised raff, from the time of the accident until late in the afternoon, while the storm beat about them, the whole being exposed to the most furious gale of the season. T/rj-jy-.had almost succumbed from cold, exposure and exhaustion, and were with difficulty saved by their rescuers. THKEE CKEMATK1J, SEVEN INJURED, 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. side. A few were gotten out. The day coach and smoker had gone down in the deeper water, and rescue was impossible. In the latter coach the conditions must have been horrible. The car ==PATENTS== and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. g-er end of it was in the deep wat*r while the baggage end stood up towards the surface. The men in that lower end rourt have fought like fiends for a brief period, for the bodies when taken out were a mass of wounds. Scene of Badly Mutilated Bodies. The closing scene of the first day of this trajredy was drawn around a common car that stood near the scene of the accident where nearly a score of badly mutilated bodies, none of them claimed by friends, were lying In a long row, grewsome evidences of the disaster —the greatest that has ever occurred on this railroad. LISTS OF THE KEAJD AND HURT. >*•« B B. GORDON. EVERY WOMAN aMdi a r»H»Vi, ••atkly, ngalitilic «i»diel»«. Only h th*Bu*itdru|«ia»l«lMki»d. If jr»m vaat ta« b««, gtl Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills T. Ftal'i) mmr ibtf Tk*r •» pt, tato a«4 wrtabi 1» nmlt Th« hM«, $i.t*. Tor Sale at Ben Fitter's. Both Incomplete—Recovery of the Victims of the Horror. Following is a list of dead, as far as ascertained up to the present writing: Thoma? Reilly. of St. Louis; Chinaman, unidentified: Wong Gim,Chinaman; five Chinamen, unidentified; E. A. Green, of Chicago; Chinaman, unidentified; H. G. Jfyers. of Tremont, X. T.; two women, unidentified; Guissepe Paduano, of Xew York: S. Becker, of Xewark. X. J.; unknown man, died while being rescued; A. G. McKay, private secretary to General Superintendent Van Etten, body supposed to be in the wreck; John Foyle, engineer, of East Albany, body, not recovered: John Q. Tompkins, fireman, of East Albany, body not recovered; total number of known dead, nineteen: estimated number of dead, twenty-eight. The injured are: Conductor E. O. Parish, of Xew York, severely bruised; Cninaman, bad scalp wound and body bruised; Chinaman, face badly cut and legs sprained: Frank J. Dingen, of New York city, body .bruised and face cut; Chinaman. Tong Lee. badly bruised and •offering from shock; Herman Acker, •f PeekskilL baccaxemui. rni|a»J fire Destroys a Hotel in the Pennsylvania Petroleum Region. Oil City, Pa., Oct. 25.—Three persona were burned to death and seven more were severely injured in a fire that destroyed the Hotel Brooklyn at Kellet- v-ille. twenty-five iniles southeast of Oil City, yseterday morning early. The building- was a three-story one, roughl built of double boards, and burned lik tinder. There were seventeen person asleep in the hotel. The fire originate' on the second floor of the building, an shut off all retreat from the rooms o the floors above. Six men on the sec ond floor and. five on the third, save themselves by jumping from the win do\vs to the ground below. Those killed are: Professor Tucker aged about 55 years, supposed to hav come from Sewickley, near Pitts-burg Andrew Salsgiver. of Tionesta, a mai carrier: Miss Kate Miller, of Kellet ville. Miss Emma Kiser, a teacher in the Kelletville schools, may die from' burns and other injuries. What remained o the bodies of Tucker and Salsgiver was not enough to fill an ordinary cigar box The fire is supposed to have originated by Professor Tucker knocking over a lamp in his bed room, as he had the tootache and used the lam hot applications. K«nNii» Private Debts Cleaned Pp. Topeka, Kan., Oct. 25.—Three hundred »nd seventy-four out of 382 private and slate banks of Kansas have made their report to Bank Commissioner Brelden- thal and they have verified his prophecy that the increase in deposits would amount tb'JT.OOO.OOO. '.This Is an increase Over last year of 45 per cent. Breidenthal attributes it to the wonderful clean- Ing up of private indebtedness under the squeeze of money loaners during the past five years, thus leaving the people with a surplus when their stupendous wheat crop was marketed. Mnrdemr of a Michigan M*o IxH-ated. Adrian, Mich.. Oct. 25.—Prosecuting Attorney Bird and Sheriff Ferguson say they are certain that they have located the man who murdered Lafayette Ladd early on the morning of April IT last. It Is ?ai<2 to be John Hig.crins, alias William Woodford, now serving out a sentence of one year in the penitentiary" at Columbus, O.. for burglary. Lad'd awoke to find a burglar in his room. He partly rose when the assassin fired. He died several hours afterwards. Ktceiver for a^-timuer Company. 'Wef-t Superior, Wis., Oct. 25.—The Noyes Lumber company, one of thelead- ing companies here, went in a receiver's hands Saturday as a result of internal dls&entions In the Srm. Judge Smith, of the superior court, appointed R. A. Kel- log^r, the firm's bookkeeper, who was agreed upon to conduct the liquidation. UlinoL* City Clerk to Trouble. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 25.—George B. Henry, city clerk p/ Hampton, His., is in the county jail at York, Neb., charged with swindling the First National bank of York out of $460 by means of a b-ofua draft. The crime was committed last •Pliny, .and Henry, It Is alleged, at that fltn« jive hi» name-«s "VT. S. American government to "fulfill mor« strictly in the future the rules and duties oC international law," because "the success of the new home rule policy and the speedy pacification of Cuba chiefly depend upon the conduct of the United States." Press on the Side of SaRasta. London, Oct. 25.—The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "The press unanimously supports the attitude of the government, which it calls eminently sober and dignified; but the impression is that the controversy with the United States has reached a critical stag-e which may be the prelude to a rupture. I spoke with three members of the cabinet today [Sunday] who in almost identical words contended that Spain has the rigrht.after her tremendous sacrifices in Cuba, to demand observance of international neutrality by other nations. One of them added 'The Gordian knot is the United States,' without whose help the rebellion would long ago have been suppressed. We do not want war, but every European nation will approve of our defence of our international rights." ' New GoYermnent for Cuba. The Madrid correspondent of The Standard says: "A member of the cabinet assures me that the government intends to griveCuba complete local grov- ernment with universal suffrage to elect municipal arid provincial councils and an insular parliament. The latter will be composed of upper and lower chambers, having- entire control of taxation and tariff. The responsible government will be composed of five ministers, whose councils will be presided over by the governor general. Senators and deputies for Cuba will continue to sit in the Spanish cortes, and the imperial government will still control the, army, navy, police, tribunals and foreign affairs of the colony, exactly as the pro- gramme of the autonomists demanded. The government has received promises of the support of both the autonomists in Cuba and of those residing In Franc« and the United States, and expects nc opposition from the other colonial parties." Think* the. Situation Grave. The Daily Chronicle, commenting editorially upon "The Gravity of the Situation," says: "Neither Spain nor the United States is likely to yield, and an accident may precipitate events." The Dally Telegraph says: "It will be a serious business for the United States if It stretches its hand to Cuba and Hawaii. The occupation of Cuba would threaten the interests of the European powers and involve the republic in continental policies and relationships. To execute the Monroe doctrine, thus •?ummarily rendered amphibious, the United States would need to double Its standing army and treble its navy." against a power with v,-hic.h It is at peace. It is in the words "due diligence" that the difficulty will develop. What !• "due diligence?" In the case of the Alabama the British government was watching the vessels, but she slipped away one night before she wa* ready for sea and thus g-ot off—«nd John Bail had to pay. The Silver Heels loaded •;*ht at New York, was watched by a.- nine, box got nine hoar* the (tart of the Unite* States in spite of the watoh.. Minister de Lome, acting under Instruction! from his government, haa called the attention of the state department to the case and has politely tisked for ari explanation. The treasury department had already started an investigation and the report »how» that*" the man watching the Silver Heels had orders to telephone to the dock where the revenue cutter" with"'the deputy marshals was in waiting-. It sets forth that the telephone was out of order and the nian could not telephone, but -walked to the dock, thus giving the schooner a long start, and that tha subsequent search was fruitless, ^ In his note to Sherman De Lome ca!l« attention to the organization and de— I parture of such;,, jsxpjditions from the- United States and to the open sympathy with the indirect encouragement of such expeditions by large numbers of the citizens of the United States, and even 1-y persons who are members o£ tha national legisiature, and then suggests rather than demands that the administration be more vigorous in the enforcement of the law of nations ani the neutrality laws of the country. CASE OF PRIVATE HAMMOND. Inquiry Closes with the Declaration of Oil. Hall Tlmt levering Was lUg-hf. Chicago, Oct. 25.—The military court of inquiry which has been investigating- the alleged brutal treatment of Private Hammond at Fort Sheridan on Oct. 9 concluded taking testimony Saturday evening. Saturday's testimony ooro- borated the reports of the methods used in enforcing the presence of the obstreperous prisoner before the summary court on Oct. 9. Hammond's injuries, however, were belittled by the officers who testified. Major Llpplucott. poat surgeon, swore that the wounds wer« of no importance—mere abrasions. Ha had been unable to find a sign of injury on the man's body except a slight cut on the shoulder and similar wound on each leg. Colonel Robert Hall, commandant of the post, almost the last witness called. said: "If it was necessary to prod Hammond with a sword or to kick him In order compel him obey the order I regard it as perfectly justifiable. Ther» might come an occasion when it would be necessary to run him through with a bayonet. No man who has the slightest idea of military discipline, or what military discipline means, could for a moment unfavorably criticise Captain Lovering's actions. I approved his actions then and I shall approve ^thera now." In a signed statement to the court Captain Lovering says that th« only way to have gotten Hammond to the court room other than the way he was taken would have been to carry hlra; and as that was just what HammonS said would have to be done, to h«.v« done so would have been a clear victory over lawful authority by a man who- was defying that authority, and utterly destructive of discipline. PRESIDENT CARSON FOUND GUILTY. ESCAPE OF THE SrLVEB KEELS. Latest Filibustering Expedition the Sob. ject of a Protest from Spain. "Washington, Oct. 25.—Serious inter- lational complications may result from the failure of the United States marshals on board the cutter Chandler to stop r.he alleged filibustering- schooner Silver Heels when she left Xew York harbor early Sunday Oct, 17. This case oa Its 'ace looks very much as if the United States officia.!s had taken every means to avoid stopping- the schooner while pretending to be very dilig-ent in their efforts to capture her. Tet it la assorted hat the government of the United jtates has done, as to the prevention of fllibusterinif,.'even more than la required it by the rules of International 7 law as Interpreted by the Geneva tribunal. There the principle was laid down hat a nation is required to iu« "du« to prevent It* territory beta* th* : b»>* of be»«U0 Accu»«d of B«lng Bribed bj- the Coal tftua Operator* of IllinoU. Mascoutah, Ills., Oct. 25.—The cool miners' district convention In the Belleville district has adjourned. The most Important feature of the convention were the sensational charges filedagalnst State President James Carson, of tht Miners' union. He was accused of taking money from the operators, for which he was expected to have certain mine 1 * resume work regardless of the scale paid. The following resolution was adopted! by the district convention before its adjournment: "Resolved. That the gtat<> secretary notify President James Carson that he has been found guilty of th<^ charges of bribery prefrred against hf--* and that h<; be requested to hand In h:>« resignation at once." A request was al«<t made on the state secretary to call a meeting- of the executive board to U.V-- action on the charges against tht sts^ president. You'l Be_Pleased When you see the nice things at 410 Broadway.New Goods arriving eyery day. Birthday Present^iWedding Presents. An- niTersary Present*. AM Goods marked in Plain Figtirei and engraved Free of Charge. ' Spectacles to Fit any Eye. D. A. HAUK, : 9V.ffKLmM.AXO •FTICIAJT

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