Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 17, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, March 17, 1891
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¥01. XU LOGANSPOKT, 1SDIASA, TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 17. 181)1 NO. 65. DUNLAFS Celebrated Hats STIFF and SILK, BEST MADE, SPRING STY LES - , N.ow on Sale D B W ENTER, The Hatter, Spring Suiting, ,^, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettiest patterns ever ?ho^ r n ; just received at L JOS. S. '. CRAIG'S. " TRO WSERS! COPYRIGHT I899 ; Perhaps You do not Need A New Suit Now, but Do Need a New Pair of Trowsers Y Perhaps you will want them for Easter, if so Let us Have Your Order Now My stockJs exceedingly large and the Styles are the Proper ones. CHILI'S WAR. Detailed Accounts of Recent Bloody Engagements, Two Thousand Killed at the Bombardment of Pisaqua—Many of the Wounded Massacred. THE SITUATION A GRAVE OSK. SANTIAGO, Chili, March 1G.—Caleta, Bticna and June have been more or less bombarded by the revolutionary fleets, but the ports which have been most seriously attacked are Pisag'ua and Iquiquc. The commandant of Pisagua received an officer of the insurgent cruiser Esmeralda with a flag of truce, but proudly refused his demand for surrender under. threat of bombardme-nt. The Esmeralda was then joined by the Blanco a,nd a terrible bombardment began, the two cruisers keeping up an almost ceaseless fire for almost six hours. The Blanco's fire was mostly'grape and did terrible hartn. A perfect shower of shot and shell fell upon the town. On every side men and women were running wildly about. Men trampled over women and children in their mad endeavors to seek safety in the upper part of the town. Little children ran about crying for their mothers and more than one was felled to the ground by the bursting grenades. Women seeking a place of safety were seen to throw up their hands, stagger and fall dead. Dead bodies riddled with shot lay everywhere. In three hours the lower part of the town was all in .ruins and not a S<3ul was . stirring. The moans of the wounded, the crash of falling timbers, the whistle of shot and shriek of shell' alone were heard. The land batteries, toward which the fire of the Blanco had been mainly directed, were completely dismantled and not a gun could be fired. The batteries on the hills kept up a constant but not very effective fire. About 2 p. m. the two cruisers moved in toward the town and began shelling the heights. Then there was a rush for the mountains. Like a herd of wild steers that were stampeded the people ran. Mothers struggled with men and fought like tigers. Children and babes were smothered or crushed to death in the mad rush and all the time the pitiless guns were sending their shower of grape. At times twenty or thirty people would go down at a single volley. Some would rise and keep on running with blood streaming from their wounds and finally sink to the ground exhausted from loss of blood only to be torn and mangled by the constant hail of grape shot. When the fire from the cruisers ceased ;ibout 4 p. m. two-thirds of the town was destroyed and nothing remained of Pisaqua but a mass of ruins. From the ruins of one building seventy- two bodies were taken out. The number of the' dead has as yet not been ascertained positively, but it is believed to be about 2,000. Loxnoy, March. 16.—The Times has a dispatch from Santiago giving an ef- ficial version of the recent battle in Chili. From this it appears Col. Robles. who commanded the government troops the 6th inst, being short of provisions, rashly abandoned a strong position on Mount Sebastopol and with 1,200 infantry, 250 cavalry and a few guns, attacked a force of 2,500 rebels. At a critical moment the enemy,, by a decoy trisce for a parley, opened fire at close quarters, killing or wounding two-thirds of the government troops. Col. fiobles was shot in the foot early in the battle. He secured another moun$ after the bullet had been extracted from his wound, but he was again wounded in the side and was placed in an ambulance. The rebels captured the ambulance, and then their leader threatened to shoot all -who were with the wounded man unless Col. Kobles was indicated to him. An attendant pointed out Col. Kobles, whereupon the colonel was fired at by the rebels,, being riddled with eleven balls besides being hacked with bayonets. A general massacre of wounded officers ensued. Of the wounded men 204 were allowed to proceed to A>jfiparaiso, but permission was refused to send the body of Col. Kobles here. The loss of the insurgents is estimated at 300 killed and 400 wounded. Their account of the battle cannot be procured at present. President Balmaceda admits the gravity of the disaster, which places the. province of- Tarapaca entirely in the hands of the insurgents. The president says, however, that the govern-' ment has 30,000 troops at its disposal. The government also has an ample supply of funds. The future scene of operations will probably be nearer Valparaiso. . ' . Killed' by Her Playmate. BRIDGE PORT, Conn., March 17.--Lizzie Cook-and Harry Wyland, each 4 years old, found a revolver in a drawer, and during a scuffle for its possession the weapon was discharged and. Lizzie was killed by a shot in her temple. Burned to Death !n Their Hom«. EOCKFOBD, 111., March 17. — Owen Garry, aged CO, and his wife, :<£ed65, were, burned to death in their home Sunday morning. ' . ' ' : . ., STATE NEWS. Bits of Information of Especial Interest to Indianiaiis. Favors the Fighter*. CjtA WFor.nsviI.I.E. Ind.. March 17.— Saturday morning Ed Ca.rey, Tim Fell and Friday Clark, \vlio htivc been in jail for several weeks on a, charge of prize nghtinff. wen: discharged. The prosecuting attorney entered a nolle prosequi as the defendants' attorney had made a motion to quash the indictments on theorjround that while the state statute provided a heavy penalty for prize fighting 1 , it did not define what constituted a prize fight. After taking the. matter under advisement Judge Snyder, of the circuit court, (rave his opinion that such was the case, and on these grounds the pugilists were discharged from custody. This is an important ruling, as under it prix.e fighters may engage in all of the mills that they want to in Indiana without fear of let or hindrance on the part of officers of the law. A Well-KniMVii Incliniiit Mmi IJ«'!i(l. WABASH, Ind.. 51 arch 17.—Hezckiah Caldwfll. aged c>s. postmaster at Wabash, died at the home of his son^n this city Sunday morning after atiJBt- ness of only four days. Mr. CivH- well was one of the best-known men in northern 1 ndiana, having lived here since ISA]. lie was a mem- "bcr of the state board of agriculture in 1S07. In 1ST:; he was chosen, 'superintendent of construction of the exposition building at Indianapolis, and in ISTii he was elected president of the state board of agriculture. In 1S73 he was elected treasurer of \Va- bash county ard was reelected in 1SSO. He was a delegate to the last republican convention at Chicago. I.cmrke to He Treasurir. WASHINGTON. March 17.—It is expected that .1. Augustus Lemcke, ex- state treasurer of Indiana, will be -appointed United States treasurer Monday or Tuesday to succeed J. N. Huston, resigned. It has been arranged that Mr. Lemcke, who is in delicate health, shall take a four weeks' leave soon after appointment. fiavi'.Himself Up to Justice. lN.ui.vsA rous. Ind,. March IT.—J. II. "Woolums. late postmaster at Midway, Ky., gave -himself up Saturday. He was short in his accounts, and knowing an investigation had been ordered he fled from home two weeks ago. He was out of. money and tired of the life of a fugitive. He was taken to Louisville Saturdav afternoon. lleriisril to 1'rosecnte Murdoclc. ISDFAXAroi.rs, Ind,, March 17.—Atty.- Gen. Green Smith refuses to obey Gov Hovey's order to prosecute ex-Warden Murd'ock, of the Michigan City prison. He told the governor that if he could be convinced that Murdock owed the state anything he would prosecute him, otherwise he would decline to act. An Entire Family Poisoned. MARTIXSVII.T,K, Ind., March 17.—The family of Edward Moore, a farmer living several miles south of this city, were taken suddenly ill Friday night. A physician who was called found that they had been poisoned. Two of the children will die. ' The other three are seriously ill, but may recover. •> Dropped Dead. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. March 17.—Col. Dewitt Clinton Anthony, 40 years oi age, one of the most prominent lawyers and republican politicians in southern Indiana, dropped dead in the dining- room of his residence in New Albany Sunday. His death was caused by the breaking of a blood-vessel. ' Tried to Kill His Family. NoBLKSV0,LK. Ind., Mai'ch 17.—John Jump, who lives in Chicago, a small .villatre in a remote corner of Hamilton county, attacked his wife and three children Saturday with a razor and tried to kill them, but was prevented "by neighbors. He made his escape. Stole :v CHilil's Coffin. PERU. Ind., March 17.— The champion thief-is located in Loree, this county, where, after breaking into the railway -warehouse, he stole a child's coffin out of a consignment lying there, leaving other valuables untouched. Petitioned for » Fair Commissioner. WIN A MAC, Ind,, March 17.—A petition signed by the majority of the business men of this city has been sent to Gov. Hovey asking him' to appoint one of the world's fair com missioners of this state from this cvEy. Seymour A Havo a Street Railway. ! SEYMOUK. InflH March 17.—Saturday •afternoon the Seymour Street llailway Company, vtith a cash caprlraljof $30,000 contributed by home business men, was organi'/.ed and incorporated. I'erlHhecl In flic" i'l'ames. NEW .YORK, March 17.—The residence of Gen. E. B. Fowler, m Brooklyn, was partly burned Sunday morning and the general's son William, aged 22, perished in the flames. The other members of 'the family were rescued with difficulty. The loss on the house and furniture is ..{8,000. . ,1'iionror Levee Breaks. NEW OBI/EANS, SCarch 16.—The levee in from of United States Senator E. P. .White's plantation, five iniles from Shibodeanx, broke at : 5 o'clock a. m. The break was 00 feet wide and 4 feet deep. 1 5 Combination Suits At Special Sale To-Day, \ V We will offer for To-Day's trade only 75 S U IT S The very latest ideas in design and Colorings At $7.50 and $10.50 i Good Value at $12.50 and $16.50. Come early and '! avoid afternoon rush. WILER& WISE, TOBACCO SPECIAL. Joker ' • 20 cts. a pound Quality and Quanity 25 cts. a pound Merry War 25 cts.' a pound Wheel 30 cts. a pound Clipper SO cts. a-pound Corner Stone .'- 30 cts. a pound Old Sledge 28 cts. a pound H&watha 35 cts. a pound Star * 38 cts. a pound _ Gold Rope 4° cts - a pound' SMOKING. Ripple 25 cts. a pound Our Leader 20 cts; a pound Mail Pouch 30 cts. a pound ' Blackwells Durham 45 cts. a pound A good Fine Cut for 28 cents a pound, -these prices are only for • a short time. So take advantage of our offer : . FOLEY, THE GROCER, 228 Market Street. Sure Death To Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, and Bedbugs. FISHER'S UGHTNING EXTERMINATOR. I At Ben Fisher's Drug Store, 311 Fourth St. I 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. -S ^ ?i vj

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