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wiftS!?r"^^?ff^^a^'^^^^^'^rVi^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"*^^™'^^^^$$&iat rJh aftCT^na^Sr^^ "** ^ *J t_ juJ ' h *"" * *"* **" ^ v w-' *4 ' i Sg^ppggapt^^ J.^ ournal* VOL. XVI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 27. 1891 NO. 74. DUNLAFS Celebrated S T I F F and S I L K, BEST MADE, SPRING STYLES Now on Sale DEW ENTER, The Hatter Spring Suitirij Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettiest patterns ever show n, just received at JOS. S-. CRAIG'S. WINTER CLOTHING. » Generally when Easter comes it's certainly to think about SPRING OVERCOATS Where you can get the best, at the best prices, My Stock of Suitings and Trouserings is par excellence STALLED TEAINS. Western Eailways Blockaded by Deep Snow-Drifts, The V/orst Storm in Ten Years in Kansas and Other States—Live Stock Suffering Severely. LIXGESS. KANSAS -CITY, Mo., March 20.—Dispatches from Kansas say that the worst snowstorm of the season is raging' in that state. The trains from the west all came in late Wednesday morning—tha is, those that pot in at all—and their crews all have woeful tales to tell o: the weather. The country from eastern Kansas to Denver is covered with snow. At Junction City it is 5 inches deep, at Hays City 12 inches and in Colorado there is a fooi and a half of it, A biting: windstorm is whirling' the snow into greal drifts, and railroad trades everywhere have disappeared from sight. A dispatch from Atchison says that the central branch division of the Missouri Pacific is not moving- a wheel on account of the snow blockade. The snow is particularly bad on the west end, where the country is covered to the depth of 10 inches on a level. Several trains hare been caught between stations, among- them the pay train and passenger train. The company managed with difficulty to provide crews and passengers with food. A snowplow was started out Wednesday afternoon, bat as fast as it cleared a pathway snow drifted in behind it and the attempt was abandoned, the plow engine being left to "die" in the drift Superintendent. Rathburn says it is the greatest snowstorm in ten years. A dispatch from Wichita, Kan., says that a 'Frisco passenger train is stuck in a drift near Bently and near Ellsworth a Union Pacific train is fast. Unless extremely cold weather follows the storm it is not expected that crops will be injured. There is bound to ba considerable loss to stock unless the snow disappears rapidly. TOPEKA, Kan., March 2(5.—Reports received at the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Eock Island general offices are to the effect that one of the worst snowstorms ever known in northwestern and southwestern Kansas is raging. The Santa Fc is blocked west of Newton and the Rock Island west of Clyde. The railroad commissioners who went to the northwest to distribute seed grain have wired that they are completely snowed in and must temporarily abandon the work. OMAHA, Neb., ^Mareh 25.—Reports from all sections of the state show that the snowstorm was severe. The storm was almost a blizzard in the .northwestern part of the state. Col. Guy V. Henry and four troops of the Ninth cavalry reached Fort Robinson Wednesday afternoon from Pine Ridge. Many troopers were snow-blind and exhausted from the long march during the storm. Railroad traffic is delayed, the most trouble being on the Burlington. In regions visited by the drought last summer the snow was especially heavy. Holdredge telegraphs that the snow there is from 2 to 4 feet deep, while MeCook, Broken Bow, Chadron, Nonpareil and other points send similar reports. HASTINGS, Neb., March 2G.—The worst snowstorm in this section for years is now in progress. It has snowed incessantly for • forty-eight hours. Farmers 'report 18 and 20 inches deep on a level. In the city the snow has drifted badly. Traffic is entirely suspended. The thermometer indicates 28 degrees above zero. WICHITA, Kan., March 26. — Capt John Htvbson, an extensive cattle dealer, has arrived here and reports a terrific snowstorm prevailing in the Texas pan-handle. He says cattle are being driven before the storm, like cotton and that the losses to stock owners will necessarily be very heavy. DENVER, Col., March 26.—The snow, particularly along the lines of the Kansas Pacific and Santa Fe routes, has fallen heavily, and according to late reports is drifting badly. INDIANS FOR SOLDIERS. The Enlistment of Keel Men for Service In the Regular Army to Commence at Onco. ST. Louts, Mo., March 26.—Orders have been issued from Gen Merritt's headquarters, in this city, to begin,,'enlisting Indians in the regular army. In this the department of Mis- soux-i, troop L, of the Fifth cavalry, and, company I, Twelfth infantry, are to be composed wholly of Indians recruited from the Cheyennes, Arapahoes and Kibwas, and will be assigned to duty at Fort Sill, Troop L, Seventh cavalry, and company I, Seventh "infantry, recruited from the same tribes, are to be assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and company, Thirteenth infantry, filled from the same tribes and the Gomanches, will be assigned to Fort. Supply,' I,T., for duty. 'The Indians are to be enlisted for five years and receive the same pay as the whites and negroes now in service. Death of Minnesota's Oldest Ulan. ST. CLOUD, Minn., March26. —Warren Barrett, probably the oldest man in Minnesota, died Tuesday night at G-il- mantown, agsd 102. He was born in Vermont in 1789. • ' ' " : FIRE! FIRE! FIRE THE H. B. Claflin Co. STOCK OF DRY GOODS Damaged by Fire, Smoke and Water, WILL BE SOLD AT THE BEE HIVE ; * SALE COMMENCES MONDAY, MARCH 30th At 9 o'clock sharp. Come early and avoid the rush in the afternoon. WILER & WISE LOSING GROUND. Census Figures Sluow That the Negroes Fail to Maintain Wio Katio of Population. March 26.—Superin- tend»nt Porter of the census bureau has in preparation an important bulletin giving the population of the South Atlantic and South' Central states, Missouri and Kansas, by races. The total population embraced in this count is given as 2S,S75,259, of which 10,808,305 were whites, 0,996,160 colored, and 10,SS8 Chinese, Japanese and Indians. In the states included were found in 1S90 fifteen-sixteenths of the entire colored population of the United States, so that for the purpose of immediately ascertaining- the percentage of increase of colored population the returns of these states are adequate and not likely to be materially affected by the returns of~''the other states and territories, where the' colored population is small. The abnormal increase of the colored population, in what is known as the "black.belt," during- the decade ending in 1SSO, led to the popular belief that the negroes-were increasing 1 at a much larger rate than the white population. This error was a natural one and arose from the difficulty of ascertaining- how much of the increase shown by the tenth cen- us was real and how much due to the omissions of the census of 1S70. The facts as ascertained sustain the theory that the hig-h rate of increase in the growth of the colored population as shown in 1880 was apparent, not real, and that it was due to the imperfect enumeration in the southern states in 1370. During the last decade the' colored race has not held its own against the whites in a region where ihe climate and conditions are, of all those which the country affords, the best f ited to its development. Since 1830 e whSe's have steadily increased at a more rapid rate than the colored people. This increase has not been affected by the aid of immigration. In 1830, ivhen the proportion of colored population was at its ma.ximum, there were nearly six colored inhabitants to ten white, bui this proportion has been reduced to a trifle more than four at the present date, or by nearly one-third of ,ts amount. I WHISTLE FOR D. A. H A 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. 410 Broadway. Tlie Jeweler and Optician. D. A, HA UK. «*«-„.—/'j LiiGUSHi RED C/?G6J THE ORIGINAL AND; GENUINE. Thcouly Safe, Snro,*ndr«tta£lePmfornl&. JLntllcN, ask Druggist for Ghicltctter't £ngltek Diamond lirand lu ]£od and Gold metallic boxes muilcil irlth blue ribbon. Take no other kind- Refuse Substltv&ona and /m&aftott All pills in pasteboard boxen, plnkTfrappcrH, nrc dnnccrOiu counterfeit*. AtDmggints.ortfendn* 4c- In HUimpfl lor pRrtlciilnrit, tcoUmonifcla, and "Relief for JOadlc*," *n If-ltcr, bv return Mali* 10,OOO TcKtlmonlnm. Fame paper. CHtCMESTER CMEMICA1. Co., M«iH»on £ Sold by all Iioeal Druggists. Sure Death To Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, and Bedbugs. FISHER'S LIGHTNING EXTERMINATOR. At Ben Fisher's Drug Store, 311 Fourth St. Deatlt of a l*romiucnt Mason, CHICAGO, March 20.—JSTorman T. Cassette, an old citizen of Chicago, and well known in masonic circles throughout the country, died at his home in his city, aged 52 years. He was a )rominent mp.mber of the Immanuel Japtist church, and at one time held the office of recorder of Cook county. Did Much Good During Life. BOSTON, March 26.—Silas Potter,, one if Boston's oldest wholesale shoe deal- on Sid bank directors, died Wednes- lay. He was a liberal contributor to charitable and religious societies of Joston, and he aided largely in the ause of negro education in the south and in the establishment of schools and hurdies in the far west. Their Summer Outing. March S3.— The presi- .entand Mrs. Harrison are looking forward to getting into their Cape May ottag-e about: the 1st of July, at which ime extensive changes in the white iouse interior will he commenced. 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.