Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on February 25, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, February 25, 1891
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She VOL. XYI. LOGiSSPORT, INDIANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 25. 1891 SO. 48. Heads of Many Shapes! Hats to Fit Them All! GO GO New Spring Styles. DBWBNTBR, The Hatter. 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 MADE UP WHEN YOU NEED IT. You get a letter cfcoicejthat way. E. F. KELLER Tailor, Ml Market Street. NOW THE WIND. A Disastrous Tornado in a North Carolina County, Several Lives Reported Lost—Frightful Ravages of the Flood in Various States. THE LAW UPHELD. VICTIMS OP A GAM:. NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 24.— A tornado j swept over Sim bury, Gates county, N. C., on Saturday night. The storm swept a space half a mile wide and carried everything with it. Two children wore killed near Sunbury and it is reported that a number of people were killed farther east. The wires arc all down and details are lacking-. HDSTISQBUKG, Jnd., Feb. 24.—The Ohio river is rising- rapidly at all points between Louisville and Evansville. All the river bottom lands between Kockport and Louisville are overflowed, and the farmers are leaving their houses and removing- their stock and grain. COLUMBUS, Ind., Feb. 24.—The river at Madison has been swelling- steadily for several days. 1'he damag-e already done will amount to many thousand dollars. WASHINGTON, Ind., Feb. 24.—Besides doing- great damage to buildings and' growing- grains in Daviess county, the tremendous floods flooded several large coal mines near here and saveral hundred miners are out of employment. . CAKLYLK, 111., Feb. 24.—The Kaskaskia river, usually a small stream, has assumed large proportions during the last week owing- to the general heavy rain-fall. It is rising- rapidly and is flooding- the lowlands. A large number of log- rafts have broken away and will be lost, causing- heavy losses to lumbermen. GILA BEND, A. T., Feb. 24.—Another suspension of traffic on' the Southern Pacific railway in Arizona occurred Saturday afternoon. Water from the Gila river overflowed the track at a point thirty miles east of Yuma for a distance of four or five miles, causing considerable - damage to railroad and other property. Salt river near Phoenix rose 10 feet in an hour, sweeping- away many adobe houses, and 1,000 people,in the valley arc houseless. The branch railroad running- from Jlaricopa to Phoenix is reported badly washed out, Yuma is entirely under water, the river having broken the levee Sunday. Damage to the extent of §150,000 has already been done. Gus Lee was drowned in bed. A larg-e amount of live stock perished. The river is still rising-, and if it continues to advance will entirely destroy the town. The railroad office is under water. YUMA, A. T., Feb. 24.—Loss of life is reported from Gila valley. Xo particulars have been received. The schoolhouse, churches, the convent, restaurants and all stores but one here are flooded. The Yuma Times office is completely wrecked. The railroad bridge across the Colorado escaped much damage. HOLBBOOK, Ariz., Feb. 24.—A regular cloud-burst occurred at San Carlos, Ariz., Monday. Two and one-half inches of rain fqil in six hours, and 0 inches have fallen since last Tuesday. The Gila river is booming- higher than ever, known. The Indian farms and ditches are all destroyed. The agency flour-mill is partly inundated and its machinery ruined. The mill is liable to go down stream. The agency miller, William Cornell and family, narrowly escaped drowning-. His house and contents were washed away, and he had to wade neck deep to shore with his wii'e and babies. CHILDREN DROWNED. Thin Ico Responsible 1'or the Deaths of Three Michigan Youngsters. GRAND KAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 24.— Edith Cox, aged 10 years, and Settle • Robinson, aged 9 years, two Grandville school girls, went out to play at noon Monday. As they did not appear when school reconvened search was instituted and late in the afternoon their bodies were found in a water-filled gypsum quarry a quarter of a mile from school. The quarry was frozen over and it is supposed that the girls were playing on the ice and broke through. HILLSDALE, Mich., Feb. 24.—Fred Krominer, aged 13 years, was drowned in the mill pond while skating- Monday afternoon. i Fled with the Diamonds. SAJT FRANCISCO, Feb. 24.—About 9 o'clock Monday nig-ht a man broke in the,window of William Schmalz' pawnshop at 7S1 Mission street and seized a tray containing forty-three diamonds, valued at about 83,500. Emptying the diamonds into a sack he jumped on a horse which was held by two confederates and disappeared. . Burned Out Twice ill Four years. DrxON, 111., Feb..24.—Steve Kirby, a wealthy farmer of Alto township, lost all his farm buildings by fire Monday night, including his house, barn, corn cribs and all outbuildings. The loss is about §10,000. This is his second misfortune of the kind in four years. Nineteen Wore Lost. SAN FEASCISCO, Feb. 24. —The- loss, of life by the-wrecking of the ship Elizabeth, off .North Head Saturday night, is now' estimated at nineteen. Eleven persons were saved so far as.known..... Blodgeti Renders a Decision FRT- orablo to tlio McKInlcy Tarlft" Stututn. CHFCAGO, Feb. 24.—In a very brief decision Judge Blodgett upheld the validity of the McKinley bill in the appeal of Marshall Field & Co., from the decision of the board of general appraisers -j.t New York. The court simply affirmed the decision of the appraisers, and allowed an appeal to be taken to the United States supreme court. Judge Blodgett said he was much impressed with the arguments of the appellants' attorneys. Their chain of reasoning was of a substantial nature, but it was the policy of this court not to interfere with the present arrangement of the tariff rates. Mr. McKinley's bill materially increased the duties on Mr. Field's goods, and he protested against the increase oft the ground that the law was unconstitutional. The importer held that the well-known fact that the bill as it was signed by the president was not the same as the bill passed by congress, because in engrossing it and prepaying it for the president's signature the clause on tobacco rebates had been left out, rendering the act null and void. Under this view the old tariff act of 1SS3 was still in force. The custom house authorities, however, could not see the matter in that light, and Mr. Field appealed to the board of general appraisers in New York. That tribunal also sustained the law and it was on its decisions that the case was appealed to the United States district court. District Attorney Milchrist a»d ex- Judge Hand, on behalf of the government, argued that the omission of a part of section 30 relative to tobacco did not destroy the effect of the entire tariff act. The United States circuit court had the power to say this or that part of the law is good or bad. No time will be lost in taking this test case to the higher court' for a final decision. EXTRAORDINARY BARGAIN! We have about Three Hundred Dozen Pair Boy's Girl's and FASTBLACK Derby and Jersey Ribbed, Extra Length Hose left. which to close we offer DIED IN POVERTY. Mrs. I-'ruiict's T^eivellyii YOUIIJJ J > :tssos Away in a New York Tenement — Uncle Sam Owoil Her 8100,000. KE« - YOT:K, l''eb. 24.—There has just been buried from a tenement house at 77 Bank street the body of a woman robed in a cheap shroud and incased in a stained- wood coffin. There was but one carriage to follow the hearse, and the full cost of the funeral was ,?77. The government of the United States, bound by the word of Simon Cameron, given .when the country needed men and money to prevent her disintegration, owes to tlie estate of 'this dead woman the sum of 5100.000. The venerable husband who survives lives on a pittance granted by a government 1 which has acknowledged the effective service which he rendered the country. To-day he lives in a basement room, barely able to pay his way, after two committees of congress have passed favorably upon his claim and the claim of his wife for recognition. Roscoe Conkling championed the old man's cause and so diS. Angus Cam-, eron, of Wisconsin, but the woman was buried in the cheap coffin, and the old soldier, hero of thirty-six battles, will live on in the basement of some other humble abode until he is laid alongside of his wife. The woman, was Frances Lewellyn Young-, wife of the invader of Nicaragua in 1S36. The expedition was routed by British gunboats. Colonel Kinney, of Texas, the head of the movement, was to be president of .the new country, and the woman who has just died 'wrote his inaugural address. She and '.Col. Young published a magazine here .and made a great deal of money, which .vwas sunk in the Nicaraguan trip. She was famed as "Llewellyn," the writer 'of magazine stories, thirty years ago. After his return Young was offered a confederate brigadier generalship by Senator Brcckinridge. of Kentucky, but he declined , and raised a 'nnion regiment, known as Young's Kentucky cavalry, spending 3100,000 in doing so. President Lincoln promised that he should be recompensed, • but it has never been done. Col, and Mrs. Young came to New York ten years ago very poor and have lived a very precarious existence ever since. Col. Young is 72 and his wife was OS. Senator Slicrmitii to Retire. NEW YORK. Feb. 24,—The Herald's .Washington special says: Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, has announced his intention of retiring- from public ' life at the close of his present term. He has made this declaration repeatedly of •jlate to his Ohio friends and by these 'gentlemen no doubt isexpressed as to the 'sincerity of Senator Sherman's utter- •ances. The announcement, however, is; more significant in view of Senator Sherman's prominence in the past as a presidential candidate. His purpose in -retiring to private life carries with it, of course, a renunciation of any future presidential aspirations. To Unveil the Confederate Monument. JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 24.—It has been decided to unveil the confederate monument at this place on June 3, which is the birthday of Mr. Davis. Miss Winnie Davis will be here. Adjt.-Gen. Henry has issued orders to the various companies composing the state guard to be ready to participate in the ceremonies. __ . ~~ Foster Confirmed, WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.—The nomination of Charles Foster, of Ohio, as secretary of tlilr treasury has been confirmed. AT ONLY PER PAIR FOR ALL SIZES, AT ; 315 Fourth Street. 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. 410 Broadway. Tlie Jeweler ana Optician. D. A. HA UK. FIGHTING FOR LANDS. Kcmarkuble Scones Enacted At Aslilnnd, tVis Filing; Claims for the Wisconsin Central's Forfeited Acres. MILWAUKEE. Feb. 34.— A wild rush for government lands took place at Ashland" Monday. About 200 applications for homesteads were received by mail and were considered by the land- office officials the first thing after 0 ' o'clock Monday morning. As no additional force was put in the land office it took several hours to look over them. Meanwhile the crowd outside was howling for the window to be opened, surging backward and forward with terrific force. Men who had been in line for almost a week gave up at last _and left the lines, faint and despondent.' 'Ninety- seven of the 200 applications by mail .were rejected. Offers for position in the line were freely accepted by the tired men. The plucky woman held her seventh 'place, although the crowding and rustling of'the frantic land seekers was terrific;. The filing window was opened a few minutes before 2 o'clock. • It was the signal for a final rush among those in the rear, but there was no material change effected in the order of the filers. Three men in the line fainted before the filing began. They were removed to a hospital. Albert Vincent filed the first entry at 2:15 Monday afternoon. Miss Knickelbine filed' fifth, the crowd cheering her. At 6 o'clock a. m. there were four distinct lines leading- up to the window, and in the rear men were standing in any manner possible to get nearer the window. At the lowest estimate there were 500 crowding toward the window. The plucky Miss Knickelbine held her place, although several- others were crowded out of position.. She hadn't left for three days and nights. Little Albert Vincent had tied himself to his first place with ropes which cut his body, so great was the strain, but he bore the pain without a groan. . Just as soon as they filed their papers the homesteaders without taking a mo- : meat's rest made all possible haste for. the land they claim. On all of this land, there are squatters and there will be a conflict when Homesteaders and squatters come together. Some will wait and evict the squatters by process of law, but there are large numbers of them banding them.-'' selves into companies for the purpose of aiding each other in tlie eviction of squatters. In many cases where the squatters have made proper improvements and bought in good faith of the railroad companies their claims are given preference in the land department, and these homesteaders m tali?- ing the law into their own hands for the purpose of evicting them will meet with prompt resistance, Jvo one can predict what the next few. days may bring forth in the way of bloodshed. The homesteaders are in a frenzy and the squatters and settlers are desperate. Big Strikes in B'razil. Eib JANEIRO, Feb. 34.—Strikes are extending and are paralyzing business." The laborers of the Central railroad, have struck. Traffic has been stopped,-. ari% supplies of beef, which come in. from the country, have been cut off- owing to the fact that no trains axe running. The military forces are under arms and are being employed in keeping order. Detail of Gen. Jolin Lawler. CHICAGO, Feb. 24.—Comptroller Ona- han has received a telegram from Thomas C. Lawler, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., announcing the death of Gen. John Lawler, of paralysis. Gen Lawler was one of the foremost men 111 the " development of the northwest. He was < formerly a director of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway. ' Oho Huiiurcd and Nineteen .Killed.; SPBIXG HJII. MINES,, N. S., Feb. 24_— The work of recovering the bodies of the victims of the mine explosion baa been continued. A revision of the list, $ shows the number of dead to be 11*. (. Of these' 54 were married men, 40 smgi« men and 25 boys. - Brazil's' >"ew Constitution. Eio JANEIRO,, Feb. 24.—The assembly has finally adopted the proposed constl- tution. The imnouncenibnt of the T«— suit of the vote was received with pro-V-f longed anrl enthusiastic chm~i,r.

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