Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 19, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 19, 1891
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c- i i •>', . _, - - - ontrnaU VOL. XVI. LOGMSPORT, INDIANA, THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 19. 1891. NO. 67. DUNLAFS Celebrated Mts S T IFF and SILK, BEST MADE, SPRING STYLES Now on Sale D B W B N T B R, The Hatter. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating. The nicest, pettiest patterns ever showo, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. " TROWSERS! " COPYRIGHT, t99_»- Perhaps You do not Need A New Suit Now, but Do Need-a New Pair of Trowsers Perhaps you will want them for Easter, if so Let us Have Your Order Now My stock is exceedingly large and the Styles are the Proper ones. • HUNDEEDS LOST. Sinking of an Anchor Line Steamer in Gibraltar Bay, Between 400 and 500 Passengers Drowned—Four Sailors Drowned During the Work of Rescue. FATAL COLLISION XT SKA. GIBKAI/TAR, March IS.—The British steamship Utopia from Italian ports bound for i£ew York with 700 Italian immigrants on board collided Tuesday with the British ironclad Rodney, anchored in. Gibraltar bay, and sunk soon afterward off Ragged Staff. A southwest gale was blowing 1 at the time of the collision. The Utopia sunk within a Jew minutes. Boats were .mmediately lowered from the British ironclad and also from ;he Swedish man-of-war Preya. It is calculated that of tin; 700 passengers over 400 lost their lives. Several bodies of those who lost their lives n tht disaster have been, washed ashore on the Spanish coast. Another account of the disaster attributes it to the fact that the British warship Anson was drifting before the •ale, and that in. so doing she rammed ;he Utopia abaft the funnel. After ramming the Utopia, the Anson' is said to ,iave reversed her engines, which caused her to back away from the Utopia, which vessel was practically impaled on the spur of the Anson's ram, and the Utopia almost immediately afterward sank beneath the waves. Everything possible ivas done by the officers and seamen of the British warship in their efforts to save the lives of the unfortunate people on board the Utopia, Pour seamen were washed overboard and drowned from one of the war- ihip's steam launches while taking part in the work of rescue. The scene after the collision has probably never before been equaled in the history of marine disasters. On one side was the sinking passenger steamship crowded with about 700 immigrants, who filled the air with wild lap- peals for help and shrieks of terror is they saw death awaiting them in the dark, angry waters of the bay of Gibraltar. Overhead the clouds rushed furiously, driven along by the strong southwest gale, which had been one of the causes of the calamity. Right and left of the sinking vessel were the two monster battle-ships, the Rodney and' the Anson. huge specimens of Britain's most powerful fighting ships, pouring the light of their powerful electric reflectors upon the disabled steamship, lighting up the agony of her passengers and showing clearly the terrible position in which they were placed. Here and there were the warships' small boats, manned by sturdy blue-jackets, who strained every nerve as they bent to their oars in that heavy sea, while striving gallantly to be first to reach the drowning passengers of the Utopia. The rescued passengers, estimated to number about 300 (possibly more) souls, were most kindly cared for on board the warships or were taken ashore and housed in the different government buildings. Divers from the warships are now at work over and" above the spot where the Utopia sank. It is possible efforts will be made to save her. The principal work of the divers has been the recovery of dead bodies. The authorities of Gibraltar are furnishing .the rescued people with lodgings, food and clothing. It is expected that the Anchor line people will shortly .take steps to forward the Utopia's survivors to their destinations' in the United States by another steamship of their line. Some of the Italians, however, are so badly scared by their experiences that they announce their intention of never again braving the dangers of an ocean voyage. UES-CISXATI, March 18.—The seventh annual convention of the Colored Press association began here Tuesday. Mayor Mosby made the address of welcome and Thomas T. Fortune, of New York, responded. President John Mitchell, Jr., of Richmond, Va., in his address called the attention of the convention to the increasing outrages in the south; to the plain violation of the rights of citizens as guaranteed by the constitution. ^ Sale of tlio Maxwell Grunt. DENVER, Col., March IS.—A sensation was caused Tuesday night when it was announced that the Maxwell land grant, containing 1,700,000 acres, had been sold. The price is not mentioned, but' it is known that the commission of the agent who sold it amounted to $150,000. It is the largest deal ever recorded in the west. The Grip Epidemic. CHTCAOO, March IS.—The influenza that was so general throughout -the country last winter is again epidemic in this city- _j • Respited Till Summer. NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 18.—George Stone, who was to have been hanged at.Payetteville. has been respited until june 10. ^. • . . -_ Failure at 'Cincinnati'. CIXCIXSATT, March IS.—J. & A.'Simp- kinson, boot and.shoe manufacturers of this city, have failed! Liabilities, SMOO,- 000: INDIANA. Qov. Hovey Names World's Fair Commissioners—Other News. Appointed by the Governor INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 19. — The governor has completed the list of commissioners whose appointment was committed to him by the bill providing for an appropriation for the Indiana world's fair exhibit, as follows: Stale at large— John L. Campbell, Craw- fonlsville; Mrs. May Wright Sewell, Indiunup- oils. First district— Kobert Mitchell, Princeton; Philip Frey, Evunsvillc. Second district— Joseph L. Wilson, Washington ; Royul E. Purcell, Vincennes. Third district— Jasper Packard, New Albany; Mrs. S. S. Hcrrell, Brookvllle, v Fourth district,— Sidney Conger, Shelby vine; Cortex Ewinij. Jr., Greensburfj. Fifth district— John Wim-oil, Clayton; Mrs. F. E. Worley, Ellettsville. Sixth district— J. M. Wcstcott, Richmond; Thomas Hart, Muncte. Seventh di-trict— John B. Connor, Indianapolis; Edward Hawkins, Indianapolis. Eighth district— Daniel H. Davis, Brazil; John Lee. Crawfordsvill?. Ninth district— D. M. Mendenhall, Westfleld; Charles B. Stuurt. Lafayette. Tenth district— Mrs. E. P. Hammond, Kens- selaer; W. N. Hailroann, La Porte. Eleventh district— Clem Stuclebal;er, South Bend; B. F. Lantham. Logansport. Twelfth district— J. B. White. Fort Wayne; Fred J. Hayden, Furl Wayne. They will meet May 15 to organize. Two of the women are democrats, Mrs. '\Vorley and Mrs. Henrell. Mrs. May \Vright Sewell is the woman suffragist and president of the national woman's council. He Will KK Obeyed. IJTDIA.N A POT.IS. Ind., March 10.— Gov. Hovey, who is the only republican state officer left in the state house, is having- a jjreat deal of trouble with his democratic associates. He is growing 1 tired of having his authority questioned by the subordinate officials. Secretary of State Matthews, in refusing to attest the governor's signature to the commission of State Oil Inspector Yancy, has aroused tlie.-executive, and Mr. Matthews was given notice that if he failed to attest the signature a writ of mandamus to compel him to do so would be asked. Mr. Yancy's commission is still unattested, and legal proceedings may be begun at any time. The governor* holds that the secretary is only an attesting officer, and that he has no more authority to refuse to attest the governor's signature than the governor's private secretary would have to refuse to write a letter for the executive. The governor is also preparing to assert his authority over Atty.- (3"cn. Smith, who has intimated that he Will not obey the executive's instructions as to prosecuting ex-Warden Murdock. _ Tcrre Halite's Police Boards TERP.E H.UJTK, Ind., March 10.— The state police board for Terre Haute which Saturday night seized control of police headquarters were up before Judge McKutt Tuesday in the superior court for contempt of court. It was alleged that they took possession of the department after the re- straiiiing order obtained by the city had been read to them. .The court discharged the defendants. The main issue° however, was not touched as the state board obtained a continuance on the injunction proceedings till morning in order to get a certified copy of the police law which recently passed the legislature. _ Patent Medicine Instead of Watches. FOBT WAYNE, Ind., March 19.— J. C. Amstutz. of this city, some time ago ordered • a lot of fancy articles from a New York house. The goods were delivered . and found to be fully up to description. A few days later Amstutz ordered six gold watches from the same firm and "Tuesday he received a box from the express company with §3.30 charges, which he paid. The box contained, instead of gold watches, a lot of papers and a, bottle of patent medicine. The money was replevined. Ken- Appellate Court 'Orga.alxf.tS. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 19.— The state appellate court, created by the re- 'cent legislature, met and organized Tuesday by electing Judge James B. Black, of this city, chief justice. An assignment of ten cases each was taken, and these the judges will take home with them for consideration, pending the completion of final arrangements for permanent working quarters in the capitol building. Sixty-Two Years a Minister. SIIKI.BYVIIXE, Ind., March 10.— Eev. Eliphalet Kent, who has been engaged in the Presbyterian ministry for sixty- two years and organized the first Presbyterian church in this and many of the adjacent counties, celebrated his 91st birthday at his country residence, 3 miles west of this city, Tuesday. His health is good, his mind vigorous and his memory excellent. She Wants a Pension. GOSHE.V, Ind., March 19.— A peculiar pension case is .that of Mary E. Dewey, of this place, who served throngout the civil war disguised as a male private in the Twenty-sixth Ohio volunteers, under the alias of Charles .Dewey. She now applies for a pension. A gunshot wound in the leg received during her service forms the basis of her claim for original pension. • • Will Visit togaiisport. LoGASSroiiT, Ind., March 19. — Senator Peffer, of Kansas, on' his way west next week will make a short visit • to this city. Universal Remarks And Facts. ..V f. V Every one that has experience in the dry goods business and dry goods stock, remarks when observing the way we are ci'owdiag 1 in goods, that they never have seen such a good stock of good and pretty dry goods as is carried in your store, and that with such an immense stock and the way you buy, that you could do a much larger business in a larger citythan here, knowing the fact that we are doing a very large trade. In answer, we plainly say, Logans'port and the people are good enough for us as long as our stocks are as well appreciated as they really are, »,nd that trade is increasing here every year, in fact. We spare no trouble nor capital to procure a very large variety in our lines of the best and newest the market affords, and the majority of people and judges of goods know it, and those who do not know it should, for their interest, take a good look around at, our goods and prices and they will be convinced. I WHISTLE FOR D. A. HA UK He has the goods and prices.' Best Clock for the money. Best Watch for the money. t Best Spectacle for-^ the money. Best work done for the, money. No. 41O Broadway. 'flie Jeweler and Optician. D. A. HAUK.l OH/CHESTER'S ENQUSH, RED CROSS ~TM^?BIKINAL AND GENUINE. The only S«f*» Sure* »ndreitoikTill far i»l«. •. In Iloropi tor pvtleil»n, iaiUii»illl>l», "«1 "Belief for l^tfle*," M ^y\PJf^SJSS? il.OOO ToatlmonlliU- Xamt: Paper. CHICHESTCB CHEHICAU l»O., in» ^Sfj^ST* £ A 1/l Kir ull 6.A<.Bl l>rnrrlnt«. J-HIKAifUJ^-aK*^. «^» . O,OOP ToatmoadS- JTUTHC j-uye Sold bj »U Local l>rncfft*t Sure Death To Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, and Bedbugs. FISHER'S LIGHTNING EXTERMINATOR^ ^c At Ben Fisher's Drug Store, 311 Fourth St. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store.": Johnston Bro?. have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building.) . A Full and Complete Line ofi DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPODNBE&

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