Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 3, 1891 · Page 1
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TOL. XVL ^^••••^••^••••^ Heads of Many Shapes! Hats to Fit Them All! LOGANSPOK IMAM. TUESMY MOBHHG. MAECH 3. 1891 NO. 53. CO New Spring Styles. D E W E N T ER, The Hatter. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." ^ L ; Johnston Bro?.'have removed to the Cor. of 4tfc and Broadway, •r'-".r - ''"'-•' ( Stvecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating ; Tlie~ nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just '-1 received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. UNDER WATEE. The Site of the .Arizona Town ol Yuma Is Now a Lake, Every House Swept Away—Rumors of Great Loss of Life in the Inundated Valleys. Spring and Summer'91 Suitings, Overcoatings and Trouser Patterns All in, New Line of Silk Vestings I, •" ' ' ; Inspection Invited. SCORES BEPORTED DBOW-VET). YUAIA, A. T., March 2.—In this town over 250 houses are in ruins, 1,400 people are "homeless, not a single business house remains standing- and it is feared that hundreds of lives have "been lost in the Gila valley. The telegraph wires are down and as all bridges are gone- and roads blockaded no reliable reports can be had. The river above town is 7 miles wide and below the town the water in places covers the country in one grand lake over 50 miles across. The railroad company will not have the blockade raised for west-bound trains for four days and it will be ten days or two weeks before they can get east. The town has provisions for eight days. . Reports from Jakuno, 15 miles above here, are to'the effect that the flood drove the people into the treetops and that many, becoming 1 exhausted from cold and hunger, dropped into the water and were drowned. Reports from reliable sources place the number of lives lost in the valley anywhere from thirty to 100. Along the vaDey for 200 miles everything- is desolation. Costly houses and barns have been washed away like playthings, while stock and fences have been carried down by the flood, leaving- the country as bare as a desert Wen who ten days ag-o were wealthy are now homeless and paupers. Eighty miles south of here, where 5,000 Cocopah Indians live, the country is flooded for 80 miles square, and as there are no hills for refuge it is reported that over 100 of them have been drowned. The great valley of the Colorado is one vast sea oi water The river fell" 6 feet G inches" ra thirty-six hours and is. now nearly "at"3 standstill. The weather is thick'and threatening heavy rains. The loss in this county foots-up over S3,000; 000, of which the railroad will suffer- to -the extent of ,$250,000. Old Yunia will never be rebuilt. The town will go higher up the hills. Two men attempted to cross Gila river at Biverdale with mail Sunday morning. One was drowned and when last seen the other was floating down the river on a piece of driftwood. Word received from Gila Bend reports that a small cabin floated down Gila river past that place Saturday night. Lamps were lighted and the cries of women and children were, heard. Thousands of cattle, horses and mules are drowned. . • Parties just in from Jukuno report that the laborers at work at the head of the Mohawk canal, 70 miles -east of here, left there Sunday night of last week. When the flood first came they took to the hills and over the mountains, and as they passed along the edge of the valley they saw men and women in the trees and horses, cattle, pigs arid chickens passed them on boxes, long- pieces of fences and piles of poles. There were no boats or any means to rescue the people. The water was 7 to 10 feet deep. They say that from ten to fifteen of the people must have perished.. These men traveled 50 miles without food or sleep. When they reached a band of cattle they caught and milked some cows and drank the milk. They believe that more than ^ a hundred people must have perished in the flood, as most of them live from 5 to 7 miles from the mesas or highlands. Thirty miles aboye here many families well to do are now in want. Every house and building is open, and; hundreds are quartered on the hills. ' The merchants have opened their goods in the streets to help out the sufferers. Many believe the worst is over; others fear the' high water 200 miles east, all of which must pass here. ' The great valley of the Colorado as far as the eye can reach is one vast sea. A boat just in from Mohawk, 60 miles up the Gila river, says that many lives were lost. The. greatest sufferers are the poor Mexican families who live on their scanty, daily earning. The Yuma Times is lost in the wreck. The Catholic convent and school are in ruins.. The church is about the only building saved on the street The railroad roundhouse is saved. The people are hopeful and determined not to be . discouraged. All are working to regain what has been lost. .The water was 4 feet 8 inches. higher than ever known before. Thousands of cattle went to the hills and are safe. Six men just down from the Gila say that six people- were drowned 16 miles above here. Men, women and-children are at work day and night moving to the hills, putting up wind-breaks and shelters .for themselves. The Indians worked day and night, .at times in water waist deep, to save the town, and followed the wreckage .where it went to save all they could. APPREHENSION THROUGH THE: SOUTH. ' NEW OKLEAS-S, March 2;—The high, stage of water from Cairo . f to the gulf.- cauaes great uneasiness. Another rise jn tlp ! '*hio, accompanied: : by one from the Arkansas, would put the levees to a severe strain, and especially tue new work just completed or in progress of completion. Capt. Lambert, for many years editor of the Natchez Democrat, says .that the situation on the river along the lower Mississippi just now is' quite critical. While,the water in sight does not appear to be sufficient to cause a flood equaling that of last year, the indications now are that there will be rains through a considerable portion of the valley. Many of the tributaries of the lower Mississippi are now bankii.il. and even ordinary rains affect them. The levees are not really '.n as good condition as at this time last year and tht-i-e is a constant feuv of their giving \vay under the ' pressure -^ -••"-.• nni-n-u 1 ;- 1 ••• - the line, METHODISTS CELEBRATE. Conteiiliry Annlvoosiiry of tho Dentil ol Jolin Wesley—Statue Unveiled at London. LONDON, March 2.—The anniversary of the death of John Wesley, the progenitor of Methodism, was observed on a most extensive scale in this city, and hundreds of Methodist divines and. members of the laity from all parts of the .country were here to participate i n the proceedings. Just after noon JOHN WKSI.EY. a magnificent bronze statue of the great divine, which stands in the city road, was formally unveiled with elaborate religious services and in the presence of . an audience of several thousand. The statue represents Wesley attired in. his Oxford gown and with the Bible in his hand, just as he appeared a century ago while addressing the large audiences that gathered to hear him. It .stands in front of the Wesley an chapel on the city road and directly opposite Bunhill Fields cemetery, where the remains-of the founder are buried. Memorial services were being held by the Methodists in all the large cities as in many country districts and -will continue through the -week. THE CHINESE MISSION. Left yesterday afternoon for the East in search of Hiarh Novelties I Senator Blair May Not Go to Fekln After All—The Celestial Government May Protest Agjtlnut His Appointment. WASHINGTON, March 2.—There is a rumor here that b'enator Blair may not go;; to China after all. The stories are tlfat the Chinese legation here has informed the government at Pekin that Blair is a labor agitator and a bitter opponent of Chinese immigration, and that he has on frequent- occasions in the senate uttered sentiments hostile to China and insulting- to her people. Extracts from some of Mr. Blair's speeches were cabled on Saturday to the imperial government, and it is not at all unlikely that the latter; inay enter a protest against Mr. Blair's appointment. The latter has. not yet concluded to accept the place, and may not declare his intentions until after the adjournment. The Pope'B Birthday. ROME, March 2.—The pope is receiving congratulations upon the occasion of the SOth anniversary of his birthday. Upon receiving- the visit of the sacred college of cardinals, his holiness compared the position and difficulties of. the church in present times with the position of the church in the days of Pope Gregory. The pope said.that he was gratified at the progress of the faith, in England. He also said that if God spared him until his Episcopal jubilee he would devote part of the offering- he might receive to the suppression of slavery. Lost Six of Her Crew. SAN FEAXCTSCO, March 2.—News from Hong Kong that the American ship Vigilant which recently arrived at thai point from New York, lost six of her crew while on the outboxmd passag-e. While oft' the Phillipme islands an apprentice named William Schoiin fel overboard. A boat was lowered, mannec by Mate Clausen and Seamen W. Hos.re, W. Green. J. Gillispie and J. Hazen- mankle. A squall came up and evidently capsized the boat, for nothing- was ever seen of it. Will Not Seek mi Explanation. LOXDON, March 2.—Emperor William has, it is stated in a Berlin dispatch, decided not to demand any explanation from France as to the treatment of his mother. Ho will ignore the insults ol the chauvinists, so far as official action is concerned, but continue his change of n'oliey in regard .to Alsace- Lorrain and French interests generally. N effort will be spared to make the.Ber lin art-exhibition a success. ;' Death Boll ofjf/onffress. :' WASHINGTON, Mag||8.— The number of deaths in this congress has'exceedec by one those of any other congress, the death roll numbering fourteen, while that of the forty-fourth congress wa thirtf-en, and the forty-ninth congre.s twelve. The percentage of deaths wa larger in the forty-fourth congress than in this, as the number of members in that congress was .but 300, against lit in the present body. ' Five Persons Hurt. ASHLAND, Pa., March 2.—A terribl .•boiler', explosion has occurred here Five persons were injured. The loss i •820.000.- " : ' ' MR. SOL WISE, OF A goodly portion of which are expected to be on (isplay about Thursday Morning, 'o an examination of which the ladies are cordially invited. WILER & WISE, 316 Fourth Street, I WHISTLE FOR D. A. HA 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. The Jeweler and Optician. D. A. HA UK. Heavy Fire I.OSK at IntUan»poli». INDIANAPOLIS, Ird. 1 . March 3.—The diy goods store of J.yram & Sullivan,; the second largest in the-city, was completely destroyed by fire Sunday evening. The fire was the costliest that lias visited this city since the Bo«en-Merrill" fire one year ago, in which, twelve firemen lost their lives. It broke out in the basement of the. block and before the fire department could get to work had spread to everr floor of the building. It was by the' hardest work that adjoining blocks were saved. The firm carried a stock of goods valued at $60,000, and the. loss is total. The building, owned by Henry Schurman, was valued, at 820,000, and it is a total wreck. Byram & Sullivan carried an insurance, of 8*0,000 and Mr. Schurman .carried SIO^OOO. William Haerle, a fancy goods merchant adjoining the burned store, was damaged to the extent of .several thousand dollars, and the Arcane Clothing Co.. also adjoining, suffered considerable loss. • ' .-,.-' 1'rospects for WUeat. INDIANAPOLIS,. Ind., March 3.—Advices received by the state board of- agriculture during the past three weeks indicate that the growing wheat crop has not undergone, any material change and the prospect for more than an. average crop is the most flattering for several years. The warm, wet weather has been favorable to->.a. luxuriant; growth, and the roots are believed to be: sufficiently well protected to stand the changeable weather of the present month. The ; hard- freeze of three weeks ago .and the present.cold spell are not believed to have had any material effect npon. the crop, though it is too early to judge .with certainty regarding their full effects, beyond that if the crop passes safely through the present month it wiU give, the best yield realized, in.the,state for ten years A Blow to Orphans' Homes. SHELBYVILI.E, Ind:, .March 3. —The Orphans' home project has suddenly collapsed by the. disco very that the act of 1889 authorizing -commissioners to establish homes at a cost to the county not exceeding 510,0.00 -is- void, for-the reason that it is an amendment to a repealed law. This discovery is • ' great misfortune to the many homes ^ already built in the state and the > bonds floated on the strength ol the- law. Hon. x - O. J. Glessner "will intro- 1 duced in the house a, bill giving commissioners authority to build as provided in the law of 1889. Judges Hack- - ney and Hord will attend the legislature and ask that the constitutional rules be suspended and the bill passed,. with an emergency clause. Contest of Odd Fellows. SHELBTVU.LE, Ind;, : March 8.—The members of the four leading lodges of Odd Fellows of- Indianapolis, Franklin; 1 Columbus, Edinburg, Greeusburg- andT Richmond came to this city Saturday night to witness the contest of the Indianapolis lodge, No. 465, with Shelby, No. 39, in their' degree.work. Over 500'persons were in°attendance, and the woik of contesting teams .was pronounced the best • that had ever been seen m lufliatu*. The work consisted in the exemplification of the first degree by the .Indianapolis lodge team and the second., degree by the Shelby lodge. J. C._ Johnson is captain of the former and' J. T. Caughey of the latter. A banquet was given after the work. Minnie'Mabbitt Acquitted,; ISDIAXAPOLIS, Ind., ,March;S.—Minni* Mabbitt, aged 16, jointly indicted'with her two brothers for the murder of her_, babe, was acquitted Saturday night, by 3 the jury- Immense crowds' hav« thronged the courtroom during the fir* , days' trial. The brothers are yet to^bftv. tried. _ Acquitted. BBDFOBO, Ird., March S —The caw* of J. W. Feltner for the murder of James Terrell at Huron, Ind., last No- , vember was given to the'jury here Sat-' urday and he was acquitted on th», grounds that he killed him in self-dc* ^ fense. ^ .Fire at Washington, -Jiul. > ( WASHINGTON, Ind., March 3.—Fir* f Saturday destroyed the stores of .EL. C. Thornas, jeweleT, and Lou Loeb, clothier; The City hotel was' also "buraecU. The loss is SI0.000..' . .

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