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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, November 20, 1897
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20. 1»)7 NO. 20 The Public. Appreciate the fact that when the Bee Hive advertises a special sale, that the advertised merchandise, will be on sale, and at the reduced prices promised. When we say 16 yards of Lonsdale (green ticket) Muslin for $i, you get Lonsdale. These facts were proven yesterday by the throngs that attended OCR GREAT UPBUILDING SALE. This sale will be continued until December ist, when we move part of our stock into our new building. Every day until then we will have special attractions in every department at "Very Special" prices. For particulars see large hand bills. Wiler & Wise.i THE BUSY BEE HIVE. and 411 Broadway. 306 Fourth St. After Dee. lst.,410 and 412 Wall St. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. HOT TIME AT LONDON Fire Warms Up the Old Town to the Tune of Twenty-five Million Dollars. NOTEIITG LIKE IT FOE 200 TEAES. Hund-ecfs of Thousands of People S«« One Hundred and Fifty Big Warehousss Burn. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market TI 1 r .--,r> ; ,,/:• V-^.',/' •SSKfll The Fitting of a Corset is as important a matter as the fitting of a dress—more so, in fact, as it affects the health as well as the beauty and symmetry of the figure. Her /ftajesfy's Corset is ilie queen of all corsets, and the reigning favorite among women of taste, who demand the best at moderate cost. We have increased our assortment until it comprises nil shapes, varieties and sizes of this most desirable corset WILER & WISE, Logansport, Ind. THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. - G. 'Tucker, "Tailor, ^ a^ Broadway. Annual Gas Rates A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring- to avail themselres of the Annual Rate, commencing November 1st ,can do so by calling' at the office and arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Over 1OO Fire .Engines ftt Work on th» Blaze Make yo Apparent Impremilon— Huilding* That Are Cataracts of Water Burn as Though the Water Was lo- H;umiiRble- -Firemen in Constant Danger from Fulling Wall* in the Narrow Street* — Alan Risks His Life for Bin Hat and Cane—Other Harrow Escape*. London, Nov. 20.—One of the most disastrous fires in London's history since the great fire of 1666 broke out in a large block of buildings lying eastward of Aldersgate street and between that thoroughfare and Hed Cross street just after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The flames were fanned by a strong wind and were fed by highly inflammable stocks of Christmas fancy goods and flimsy dress materials of all descriptions that filled every floor of the six-story buildings in the old street. Consequently the conflagration gained headway with surprising rapidity, and was soon far beyond the possibility of being checked by the few engines which were early on the spot. For four hours and a half the flames had their own way and it was only after more than 100 engines had worked an hour that the chief of the fire brigade sent out the signal that the fire was under control. At 11 o'clock last night the fire was .still the scene of great excitement. Fifty engines were playing on the ruins, wagons were hurrying up coal, and tons of water were pouring: into the fiery debris. Loss Will Reach *25,000,000. Thousands of people were trying to penetrate the cordon maintained by 1,000 policemen, reinforcements for whom < ,vere hurried up when soon after 6 o'clock an increase in the outbreak led • Commander Wells to make a requisition for more engines upon the outlying stations. The scene musf occupy the fire brigade for several days, especially in view of the grave danger of the collapse of shells cf buildings, which fall now and again with a loud report. The latest accounts indicate that nearly 150 warehouses have been destroyed, while the less will probably reach £5.000,000. The historic church of St. Giles has been rjsnmgr here anO there was resumed with increased energy. Men risked their lives in desperate efforts to save day books, ledgers, feathers, jewelry, valuable chinaware, etc. One man actually hazarded his life to fetch his hat and cane, 200 feet of stout work ar.d glass falling- at his heels as h* emerged from the budding. Several firemen were almost buried in burning ruins. As the afteroon wore on the dense crowds were still further enlarged, until it was estimated that many hundreds of thousands of people surrounded the big lire. The excited masses of humanity had to be constantly pressed back by the police as the ar.ea of the fire-swept spot tatreased in size, an operation which became more and more difficult. By dusk the picture presentetd was extremely brilliant. Four streets were blazing on both side and there was plenty to interest the gambling spirit of the on-lookers In betting as to wfiet5j_er or not the Venerable tower of St. Giles' church could stand the hail of sparks and burning fragments with which it was enveloped. There was no abatement of the blaze before 3:30 p. m. Then the check came in Jewin street and in 'Well street, where the collapse of a wall on the right-hand- side of that thoroughfare was the mean? of saving the last building- in the street. Th? width of Red Cross street, a comparatively broad thoroughfare, also formed a barrier there, and finally the flames were controlled. Nearly all the British fire insurance companies are involved and fire insurance shares were practically unsalable on the stock-exchange, yesterday afternoon .after the flre was well under way. Nearly 300 telephone wires have been cut, thus Interrupting communication with many of the big provincial towns. The flre will cause an enormous advance in the price of ostrich feathers, which ; rose 30 per cer.t. last evening. SOME ZOXDO" FIRE HISTORY. ALLEGED ULTIMATUM Presented Canada on the Seal Question as a Condition Precedent to a Commission. MUST KILL NO MOKE SEALS AT SEA j much injured, the principal damage be-*, ing to the roof, the old windows, the bap tismal font ar.d Milton's statue. Girls Kscup*' Over the Adjoining Koofs. Hamsell street was the scene of the outbreak of the fire, which was due to an explosion in connection with a ga engine on the premises of Walter Brown & Co., mantel manufacturers at 30 on that thoroughfare. Their third floor was crowded with girlgwhenthefirebrokeout arid it was instantly the scene of a semi- panic, the frightened operatives rushing to the roof of the building and thence crossing to other buildings and so effect- Ing their escape, while the flames were pouring out ftf the basement. In less than a quarter of an hour the flames had enveloped the adjoining warehouse and thence they leaped across the street to an enormous paper warehouse which was fully alighi in less than ten minutes. By this time it was evident to the firemen that they were face to face with a great disaster and a general alarm was sent out. Great Force of Firemen and Police. Then from all the fire stations, even those quite five miles from the soene of the disaster, engines were hurried to the spot and the police gathered about the neighborhood in great force. This display of strength on the part of the po- ice was required, as the crowd, swelling in size every moment, soon amounted to tens of thousands of people, and the firemen required every possible freedom of action, as their fight was one of the greatest difficulty, owing to the narrowness of the old. crooked streets which are .he feature of that part of London, combined with the height of the warehouses, which cut off the firemen from all fair chance of confining the outbreak. "WAS A HOT TIME IX THE OLD TOTTS That of 1666 One of u Series of Flre and Plasrue Horror*. London has been visited by many disastrous fires, but none which inflicted so severe a calamity as that known as "the great fire of London," which occurred In 1666. There had been a succession of disasters to which this great fira but the climax. In 1563 there was a destructive flre, and as there was no adequate means for fighting it, a very great loss of both life and property followed. In 1665 the city was visited by the plagvfe. in which 65,000 per.wns perished. And the following year another great fire—the historic "great fire" of London—occurred. It commenced at 1 o'clock in the morning of Sept. 2 and raged for five days and nights, only subsiding when a change of wind drove the flames back upon the blackened and tumbling ruins. After noon of the first day no attempt was made to Jight the fire. The inhabitants devoted themselves to saving life and carrying away, whenever this was possible, furniture and other portable property. Of course, it was not the London of the present dny. Although ==PATENTS== American and Canadian Patents promptly obtained, Patent, Mechanical and Perspective Drawings prepared, Inventions Developed. $Z^&\ B B. QORDON. Water Seemed to Have Jfo Effect on th« RovlnK Conflagration. Firemen -would get a lead of hose to the roof of a building- and hardly start the stream before the building under them would be afire and they would have to retreat down the fire escape. The rescue of operatives by the firemen; the hurry of hosts of clerks who were trying to save books and valuable papers from the fire, and the rushing here and there of many employes who -were attempting to carry to places of safety costly merchandise or other valuables, added to the confusion. The heat was ac intense that several firemen were obiig-ed to direct their operations under showers of water poured upon them. But in spite of the exertions cf the firemen the fire crept on very steadily ur.til Xicholl square, which is situated at the far end of Hamsell ?treet. was reached. At a little after 3 o'clock a dozen hose pipes, each with a twelve-foot spread, poured water into the blaze from an opposite roof, from the street below and from the burring premises themselves, but it not seem to have any effect. The water rushed out of the windows • and from the ground floor like 1 a waterfall, •while the flames reached, higher and higher, and as the floors fell in the place still blazed tMl the building was completely gutted anfi the -walls keeled over. The confusion IB the streets increased ai the fire spread. Suddenly there was ao explosion of gas meters, sounding like "je reports of fleld grins, followed by.a •jBomeotary hu&b- Attar that the wild -most of the buildings- were of brick or sitone, and but a small proportion o them were of a combustible character the task of stopping- the conflagration was still quite beyond the power of th people. It is said the fire of 1863 burned three- fifths of the area of London. That of 1666 destroyed 396 acres of houses. It was practically everything of value in the London of that day. Every structure of any kind in fifteen city wards was burned. In all, 400 streets, embracin 13,200 private houses and eighty-eight churches, went down in ruins. The great St. Paul's cathedral, even then .a notable structure, burned with the rest. Four of the gates of the city were consumed. It seemed an utter and everlasting extinction of the capital. In mere money the loss has been estimated at £4,000,000. Of lives, S.S76 are said to have been lost. London was many years recovering from the effect* of that fire. Curiously enough the territory covered yesterday is in part the same as that burned over in 1666. The place of beginning is within 109 yards in both instances. The direction is the same, and the same public buildings— now vastly more magnificent than then —are imperiled now that were destroyed then. Since 1666 no fire of so great destructiveness has visited the English capital. HE WOULD RESCUE SPAIN. Hannis Taylor. Ex-Diplomat, Talks for the Cuban Rebel*. Ithaca, N. Y., Nov. 20.—An address by Hannis Taylor, ex-United States minister to Spain, on Cuba, was attended last night by over 2,000 people. The audience was strictly in sympathy with the speaker in every statement regarding Cuba. Taylor said in part: "If the president makes the fatal mistake of attempting longer to muzzle congress by putting his imprimatur upon false hopes and empty illusions, before the ink Is dry upon his message event? will discredit all his predictions. "Let congress but speak final emphatic word—recognition—and-in ninety days the long bloody, tragedy will be over: Spain will be rescued from an impossible situation; there can be no war with the 1'nited States, and Cuba will t»e free." School Boards Under the I-»ir. Chicago. Xov. 20.—Judge Tuley held vesterday that employes of the school joard are within the scope of the civil service act and ordered a mandamus o issue compelling the board of education to make requisition upon the civil «*rvice commission for certificates of eligible candidates. By virtue of this decision janitors, office employes an-J all n the classified service controlled by .he board of 'education, excepting teachers, superintendents and assistant superintendents, are under the jurisdiction of the civil service board. Tronbli with tlieEpworth IJOLfnA Charlotte. Mich., Nov. 20.—Pastor AF. Xagler and the official boards of the Bellevue Methodist Episcopal church. lave suspended the Epworth League rom any connection with the church 'or three months for conduct alleged to be prejudicial to the best Interests of the church. The officers of theleajrtte ttre'atea to-stir uu a hur.chArcb row. Before We Ajrrce to Anything and YTh.ll* the Commission Is Sittinjr, aud Take Her Chances with the Senate—An Ottawa Dispatch That Can Bo Taken with Salt, Anyhow—Decision In the Omaha Bridge Railway Kate Case, Washington, Nov. 20.—The dispatches from Ottawa announcing that the Canadian cabinet has decided to send commission to Washing-ton to negotiat with a similar commission to be ap pointed by the United Suites govern ment touching all the questions at issu between the United States and Canad; has had the important effect: of, drawin, forth here, for the first time, a state ment of the exact proposition that wa laid before the Canadian delegate when they were In Washington a fe days ago. This proposition was as fol lows: "1, That both nations agree at one to a suspension, of all killing of seal during the next season in the Pacitli ocean and Bearing sea, the modus ti go into operation the first of next month "2. That representatives of the gov ernments of the United States an< Great Britain, including Canada, be designated to enter with a? little delay as possible upon the consideration of al unsettled questions between Canada and the United States, with the view to a settlement by treaty, this to include th sealing question and any other ma'teis which either government may chouje to bring forward." XJittpatches Are Probably Wrong:. So far the state department has no been advised that the Canadian coucci has acted upon the proposition?, but an early answer is expected, as is eviclencec by the fact that the date set for the beginning of the modus stopping the killing of the seals is no later than tht 1st of next month. One important fact that is not clearly disclosed in the'Cana- dian dispatches is that the modus must be agreed upon positively before our government consents to the commission In other words there must be no more killing of seals while the commission is at work. The commission might occupy a long time in its deliberations, and if pelagic sealing is to go on meanwhile it is believed by our experts that there will be no seals left to serve as a basis for negotiations. Probably the dispatches are incorrect and Canada has not yet decided, etc. Can Be Xo Canadian Commission. For there are several reasons why the Canadians have probably not yet acted upon the American proposal. One is that a definite feature of the proposed commission is that Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador, shall be at the head of the British-Canadian commissioners, and that in all probability Sir Wilfrid Laurier shall be associated with the ambassador on the commission. This choice of the British ambassador is significant as showing the purpose of this government to fully recognize the imperial character of the negotiations and to conduct them only thrcugh authorized representatives of the the British government. The dispatches from Ottawa fail to state this fact; and to that extent are said to be misleading. There can be no Canadian commission, and nobody representing Canada can conduct negotiations with the United States government. Then There Is Our Senate. Another difficulty in the way of Canada agreeing very promptly to the foregoing proposition is that she mights-lose all the money that could be made out of the seals while the negotiations were proceeding and then have her trouble and loss for nothing; for after the commission had agreed the agreement would have to go to the senate for ratification and the chances for ratification would be—it is claimed by many who have in "mind other senatorial action— against ratification of any treaty that the Canadians would sign. So that Canada would in the end perhaps—almost probably—get nothing and be out her share of the seals, too. The case is just this: Whatever the commission decided upon would, ten to one, be ratified by Great Britain, while the chances are dubious as to ratification over here. British Preferential Is to Stand. The commission's action would practically bind Great Britain; it would not bind us, however, because the senate would have a veto on the whole thing. Another dispatch from Ottawa quote* Sir Wilfrid Laurier as saying to a correspondent: "However, you may say very emphatically there is no intention whatever of negotiating any reciprocity tr«.-aty which would interfere with or affect Canada's existing British preferential tariff; thia is well known to the American statesmen," INTERSTATE CO3IMERCE DECISIOK. Omaha Bridse Case Decided in Favor mt Council BluiTa, la. Washington, Nov. 2-0.—The interstate commerce commission yesterday in an opinion by Commissioner Knapp announced its decision of the case of the Commercial club, of Omaha, against the Chicago and Northwestern Railway company and other carriers, known as the Omaha Bridge case. The object of complaint was to compel the carriers 10 charge between Omaha and points in Iowa no more than they charged on like freight between Council Bluffs and the same points in Iowa. The commission decides that Council Bluffs, on the east back of the Missouri river, is more favorably situated than Omaha, on Uie west side of the river, in regard to traffic with points in Iowa, and that the carriers are not to be condemned for recognizing such natural Advantage »f location in adjusting: their charges; nor does it follow that t'se rated should be Reyal Make* the food p«rt». POWDER Absolutely Pur* Into Iowa because they are the saihi* from those cities into Nebraska. The decision states that Omaha and Council Bluffs enjoy equal rates to anJ from substantially all points except as to this traffic in Iowa, and It is show* that rates from the south are made tb« sama by competing railways OB botti sides of the river: that rates from th* wesa are the same as far east a« Chloa- KO, and are part of an extensive systeat ot transcontinental rates, and that rate* from the east being the same remit* inconsiderable advantage to Omaha.. I» view or «he conditions affecting truta-l portatlon to and from points In I,«wa, and of the whole rate situation of the two places, the commission holds that the charge of unjust discrimination against Omaha is not sustained. WRECK OF A MINERS' TRAIN. Three of the FasKfagen Fatal]}' Hurt Twenty Severely Injured. Brazil. Ind., Nov. 20.—A bad accident occurred on the Chicago and Indiana Coal railroad about 5:30 o'clock last evening nine miles north of this city. near Coal Bluff. The miners' train on its homeward journey and bearing about SOtt miners was wrecked en the Gladstone switch and two <;ars loaded with their human freight left the track. rolled down the embankment and lodged at the bottom in a ditch filled with water to the depth of several feet. The accident was caused by running over a horse. Twenty-three men in all were more or jess injured, three of whom suffer injuries that, will prove fatal. Eighteen of the Injured persona live in this city and five in Coal Bluff. The fatally Injured ajre: Asbury Rummell, check Welshman at the Zeller & Mcle!!an Coal company's- mine; Gus Reubert and Guy Ackis-man, both of this city. Others of the injured were: William Boucher, arm broken and oth- erswise injured; William Deal, miner, three ribs broken; Frank Field, brakeman on the train, arm broken, and a ma.n named Carpenter, arm broken.—all' except Field, beingof this city. IMPROVEMENT ll\f STAPLE PRICES. (Vheat, Corn anil Oat* Among lh« Product* That Are Fetching More Money. New York, Nov. 20.—Bradstreet'ssays: There is a moderate improvement in ple prices and in distribution of woolen goods, shoes, hats and hardware id the region of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha. Cold weather northwest and in the central Mississippi and Missouri river valleys haye helped retail trading. Manufacturers of iron, steel, agricultural implements, railway ars.ar.d woolen goods report an active demand and large output, although the appearance of speculative steel has re- uJted in weakening the "price of billeu Xnd a like tendency is shown on the part if Bessemer pig iron. Higher prltes are •jcorded for wheat, corn, oats, syrup, lides. shoee ar.d turpentine. The reac- ion in iron and steel if? likely -co be fol- owed by an advance if the present rate if consumption continues. There are 235 business failures report- d trhoughout the United States this veek compared with 273 laat week, 808 n the week a year ago, 295 three year** go and as compared with 358 In the Uk»' ,-eek of 1S93. Dutard'« Victim* Will ReooTcr. Grand Rapids, Mich.. Xov. 20.—Detail*; f the attempted murder of Nellie Sldt- man and her brother Alfred by E. E. r aney at Bear Creek, twelve milea orth of here, are as follows: Mi«s flktt- an kept house for her brother, who, is farmer. Vaney and Mis« Slcitman hkd >een engaged, but last week Nellie notl- ed her lover that the engagement was ft. Vaney came to Grand Rapid*, ought a. bulldog revolver, then drove, traight to Skitman's house for a a»t- ement. He ordered Albert to leave im alone with Nellie, and when Alert, refused fired at him, the bullet! triking him in the side. As N«lli» ran rom the room Vaney shot ho- Trammers' Strike Growing fli llani Houghton. Mich., Nov. 20.—The tram- mers 'strike at. the Atlantic mine is lore serious, the trammers insisting on nt- discharge of Captain Rowlands. horn they allege swears at them and reats them like slaves. More deputies ave been «worn in and trouble I* expected. You great many nice things for the Table, in the way or fine Dishes, Cups and Saucers. Knives, Forks, Spoon*, Car- vera. Nap Binge, Etc. See our window at 410 Broadway. D. A. HAUK, Jeweler & Optician

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