Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on February 24, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, February 24, 1891
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Sl^ifSsll^^ v. t v ?>••-.,-r- 1 ; v . .-" '?-•" 'j0Mfehtj^^,-g| '..'•""' - s ' fcajflfllMfe. •" ~f*- *' * * VOL. XVI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA,-TUESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 21, 1891 NO. 47. Heads of Many Shapes! Hats taFit Them All! . GO oo to WATERS GAMING. The Ohio Eiver Eapidly Eising at Many Points. A Disastrous Flood Threatened at Cincinnati—Lives Reported Lost in Missouri and Arizona. CO New Spring- Styles. DBWBNTBB, The Hatter. JOHNSTON BROS. " The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, hare removed to the I Cor. of 4th and Broadway, Stvecker 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 MADE UP WHEN YOU NEED IT. , You get a tetter choicejjthat way. K E 1TL E R E. F. T a i 1 o r 311 Market Street, HIGH WATER AT CIXCUTXATI. CIXCINNATF, Feb. 28.—The outlook of the Oliio river flood grows worse. Here the river continues to rise-about an inch an hour. At 10 o'clock it stood 55 feet 7 inches. It is rising- at Portsmouth at something- less than an inch an hour. There is some hope in the fact that it is falling rapidly at Wheeling and at Parkersburg, and also that the headwaters of the great Kanawha are falling-.' The effect of the flood here at this stage of the water is inconvenient, but not disastrous. The railr. ads that use the Central depot are compelled to vacate it, but they all have improvised passenger stations which they use instead. The Chesapeake & Ohio and the Kentucky Central are exceptions to this rule, as the water will not'reach, the floor of the Central station until a rise of at least about a foot more. The Panhandle road is not^ affected at all, nor its depot. The "Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton and the trains running, into its depot arrive .and depart as usual. Since the flood of 1SS4, when the Ohio & Mississippi road was disabled between here and Lawrenceburg, its track has been raised, so that it is out of danger against any flood that is likely to come. At Newport water is four feet deep at Isabella and Fourth streets and a number of families are seeking other houses. In Covington the low-lying portions are submerged, but none of the largo manufactories are interfered with yet. At Portsmouth the water works have been stopped by the overflow, but the manufactories are situated above what is now regarded as the probable height of the flood. Parkersburg has lost its gas and water, and is in. danger from a coal famine. The ''Big Four' road is underwater from Lawrenceburg to Aurora, Ind., and is abandoned. The Mill creek bottoms ni'c a vast lake miles in extent. Under the water thousands of acres of truck gardens lay submerged and damaged thousands of dollars. Out in the west end a hundred houses are submerged and the inhabitants have fled to higfoer ground. A half-dozen factories in that section are closed down and probably 350 hands are out of employment. Louis Cook & Co.'s big carriage factory has shut down. The White Line street-car route is covered with water for 2 miles. Down in the bottoms all the basements and first floors have, been emptied for four squares back from the river. On Front street the water is on the third floors. A dozen foundries are stopped and business of all kinds in'that section of the city is largely suspended. Livezay's monster sawmill is closed down and half the other factories in the town, including the Addystone pipeworks, are also-Closed. Dayton is completely surrounded. IHONTON, 0., Feb. 23.—The city is suffering from another flood. The water has submerged all the lower sections and driven hundreds of families from their homes. Water is now standing in the business parts of the>city and the river is still rising. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 23.—The heavy snow, which was followed by ram, has caused an overflowing of the Missouri river and resulted in a casualty in which five lives were lost. Frederick Warner, a German fisherman, lived on the bank of the river with his wife and three children in a small house. Saturday night the^. combined rain and high water caused the house to be undermined, and it was thrown into the river with the whole family. The cries of the people roused the neighbors and they rushed to the spot, but were too late to" be of assistance. The bodies of Mrs. Warner and two of the children were recovered about a mile below the place where the accident occurred, but Warner and 'the youngest child were not found, and it is supposed that they were swept further down the stream. PAP.KEBSBITRG, W. Va., Feb. 23.—Fire broke out Friday night in a warehouse in the submerged districts, caused by the water overflowing some lime. It spread rapidly and ten houses, including four warehouses, were destroyed.- The estimated loss is over 5540,000. The: river is • slowly falling .and thei worst is believed' to be over. The' heavy rains Saturday night damaged' many stores and household goods which: were in the street. The report that: Riverside, a popnlnr suburb of this city, was swept away proved erroneous.; The suburb has not less than 1,000 peo-i pie and every-house is-in the water, but' : the houses and people are safe and well ; cared for. Riverside is still inundated and but. few families will be able to - return, to. then- homes for two weeks. The sufferers are being cared for. ..The loss to the railroads. is very, great. All of them are badly crippled and in some, cases it. will take - several weeks work to repair the damage. No mails 'have ..left Marietta > for five days. The post office was flooded half way to. the top of- the -.letter boxes and the m*4/««atSer offices had four feet of water in them. In the Ohio valley not less than 15,000 men have been thrown out of employment. This will entail great suffering. A close observer who had passed through the inundated district estimates the loss at 84,000,000. Only two cases of drowning are reported— William Powell, who lived near Benwood, and Harry Westgate, whose home was at Torch, on the Ohio side of the river. ' Loinsvirj.K. Ky.. Feb. 28.—The river is rising steadily at the rate of two inches an hour and the water is already in the houses along- the levee for a half dozen squares or more. These people are seeking places of safety, although old river men are of the opinion that no serious results will fol- lo%v. There is an immense body of water above, but it is not believe d that the river here will exceed SO feet on the falls. This will cause no greater danger than a general flooding of the houses along the river front. The water is already well up into Fourth street, the principal thoroughfare of the city, but that is due to the fact that the grade at its foot is consid- 'erably lower than other streets. WITRKI.LNG, W. Va., Feb. -3:1—The falling- water in the Ohio showed that the railroads centering here have lost a very large amount of money through damage to tracks, bridges, embankments and rolling stock. The Wheeling & Lake Erie track, extending along the west bank of the river from Martin's Ferry to Steubenville, 'a distance of twenty-live miles, is almost a total wreck and will have to be very largely reconstructed, involving a loss of perhaps 3100,000. The Cleveland & Pittsburgh had one washout over 200 feet long and numerous smaller ones, and the other roads suffer in proportion. The Ohio River road will not be able to move trains before Wednesday next. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 28.—News from Pocahbntas county is to the effect that a considerable number of people living in the upper part of that county who were cut off from supplies of food by the recent terrible storms are in a destitute condition. The roads cannot be traversed and all available stores of food, general groceries, etc., were soon exhausted, corn meal now being the leading article of consumption. Meager supplies are .bling- brought on horseback over the mountains. It appears to be the only source of supply available. Much suffering and want will inevitably result. .. JEFFEKSOXVILLE, Ind., Feb. 23.—The river -here is risiig at the rate of 2 inches per hour. The water is steadily creeping in the lowlands and many families residing in that locality will be compelled to move to higher ground. Advices from the Kentucky river state that that stream is out of its banks with a heavy rise behind it. While this city is not in immediate danger of another inundation, the situation is somewhat alarming. EVANSVIU.E. Ind. Feb. 23.—There is no doubt now 'that the river will reach a higher point than at any time since 1SS4, and prospects are that it will reach that mark, which is the highest ever known. Reports received are that the Green, White, Wabash and Patoka, which empty into the Ohio in this locality, are out of their banks and still rising. A great deal of damage has already resulted, thousands of acres "6i wheat having been destroyed, andmany farmers have lost all their cattle, .being unable to get them to the highlands. TEJIPE, A. T., Feb. 23.— The Salt river valley has just been visited by the greatest flood on record. It swept over Arizona with a deluge of rain, raising mountain streams to torrents and the rivers far above flood levels. On Thursday morning Salt river had risen 17 feet above the ordinary level at a point 2S miles above Phcenix. At Temples, on the south side of the river, a railroad bridge, was swept entirely away, cutting off communication with Phoenix. A little south of Phoenix the river left the channel and overflowed a • number of farms, cutting out the railroad track. Many frame structures were floated away. The northern edge of the flood entered the city of Phosnix, driving many poor families from their homes. • The electric • light works wers floodded and the town 'left in darkness. About one hundred adobe houses fell in as soon as the water soaked through them. The river began to fall Friday afternoon, and has now nearly reached its normal station. The loss by the flood is about $125,000. Five Pima Indians are the only persons known to have been drowned, although it is reported that a white family perished on an island north of Phoenix. •''.... EXTRAORDINARY BARGAIN! We have about Three Hundred Dozen Pair Roy' Girl's and FASTBLACK Derby and Jersey Ribbed, 'Extra Length Hose left which to close we offer AT ONLY PER PAIR FOR ALL SIZES, AT 315 Fourth Street. I WHISTLE FOR D. A. HA UK He has, the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. ^ Best Watch for the mcmey. \1 Best Spectacle for the money. Best work done for the money. No. 41O Broadway. Tlie Jeweler and Optician. D. A, HA UK. A'MINE-HOEEOE. Terrible Result of an Explosion in a Nova Scotia Colliery. The Number of Workmen, Killed Saic to Be 117—Nearly a Hundred Bodies Recovered. SMART WOMEN TALK. Interesting: AdilreSFcs at the National Council In Washington, \VA3HixflT03f, Pet>. 23.— The first business session of the Woman's national couticil opened at Albaugh's opera house. , President Frances E. Willard delivered the opening 1 address, followed by Anna T. Spencer on "State -Control and Social Care of the Dependent Classes and Woman's Share in the Work;" Dr. Rose W. Bryan on ''The Need of Women in Public Institutions;" -A. C. Fletcher 'on "Onr Duty to the Dependent Races,"-and Lillie Devreux on "Women as Police;Matrons." The air tendance was largei and great interest was evil) ced. PITIFUL SCENES. HALIFAX, N. S,, Feb. 23.—An explosion of fire damp took place in the Spring-Hill coal mines'Saturday afternoon. A late dispatch says that miners who have come up sa,y that the levels are blocked in the locality of the explosion with large piles of debris consisting mainly of timber knoeked out by the terrible force of -the explosion, which was felt above ground. To add-to the horror of the situation the deadly black damp has made its appearance in the mine. The enormity of the disaster is beginning- to be realized, and is simply appalling-. The loss of life exceeds that in any mining- disaster in Canada. It is placed at 117 men and boys. The in- jured'number fifteen. Ninety-two bodies have been recovered. The cause of the disaster is still shrouded in mystery. Various conflicting' theories. are advanced, but they are all conjectural, and nothing is known definitely. To several families the afflictionis very great. Reid Carter and his two sons, Willard. and Clarence, are all 'dead. Three sons of -the Carmichael .family are - dead. Jesse Armishaw went down No. 2 slope and found, his three sons lying- dead together. The sight unnerved him so that he had to return to the surface without them. Two sons of Robert McVey are laid out side by side. Hugh Junt loses .two sons. An old Lady Killed: CHICAGO, Feb. 28.—Bridget O'Reilly, an old lady living- at 5 Margaret street, fell down a flight of stairs while walking in her sleep Sunday night-" and was* 'killed. .-".'••'• ' THE BASEBALL WAR. The National Board Outlaw* the Am«rf- , can Association and Proclaims It* PI»y- _ er* Free of Contract and Reservation. CHICAGO, Feb. 28.- More baseball hi*-, tory was made a* the Auditorium^ hotel in two hours Saturday than -v ever possible in the same length of\ time before. . The national board, •£ met in extraordinary session, pursuant to Chairman Thur;man's call. As a result - ol < its brief deliberations the American association was practically expelled from • enjoyment of the benefits to be derived from the national agreement. Allen W. Thurman was vindicated. 5 in his position toward the seced- , ing- ''organization and unanimously selected • chairman. -AH association players are declared free to jump their contracts . and sign wiith^i tional agreement clubs, having beeno«- ^ leased from reservation and their coa-' •" tracts annulled; all members of the league and western association•were barred from playing games with any of the " guerilla "_ v clubs or any teams which had ,play with such clubs, and, most sensational* f , of all, the indications at night wero.- that a new American association, sup- planting 1 the revolutionists, would 'b*, jranted the privileges and protection. 1 /of the national agreement: v <• Bismarck Devoted to Private Life. BJEKI.EN-, Feb. 23.—Prince Bismarck „ ias declined the offer of the town ofr Harburg to nominate him for thereich—' stag. The prince, in refusing to accept^, this offer, said he was forced to decline.' >^ on the ground of personal and domes-'' ic circumstances which would prevent ">, conscientious performance of V <1 duties which would fall to his lot if ( h» •' accepted. , /•-••* '•:'.' To Be Fostcr'n A»«l»tant. v *• *: Nuw YOEK, Feb. 28.—The president will in all probability send in the name f Charles E. Coon as assistant secre- axy. This statement is made upon au-» liority that cannot be questioned, -and; " e appointment is only held until'aftec e -senate's action oj Mr. Foster's, ame. 1 ' '

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