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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAK. FKJLDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24. J897 NO 48. MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT. BELATED CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS Will Find a Complete Assortment of ^— HOLIDAY GOODS THIS EVENING AT THE BEE HIVE- Special Prices on all Fancy Goods and — Dressed Dolls. & 306 FOUKTE STREET. Use Logan Millo.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. These Flours are th Purest and of Highes Gradet on the Marke THR TAILOR Can Suit You in Style and Prices. FALL AND Winter Woolens. The most complete assortment of Up-to-date Fabrics in Plaids, Checks, Stripes, Serges and in fact anything, you want for a first class Business DRESS SUIT. Prices the Lowest in the City. John F"- Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, Consequently Thtire Is a Long List of Persons Who Are More or Less Injured. APPORTIONMENT A SURE THING. TWENTY-TEEEE, HT TACT, AEE HUET MEN AND WOMEN SEE OUR FELT SLIPPERS. Walker & Rauoli 42O BROADWAY, Now Open For Inspection Our Christmas Line oi Silver Plated Novelties £5 PRY'S Broadway & Pearl St niVETHEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes, Fm makiiig Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00. • G. Tucfcer, Tailor, *& «"* Broadway. One May Die of His Wounds—Fire In the Tosetti Cale nt Chicago. Followed Quickly by an Explosion That Wrecks the Building and Causes a. Panic in the Crowd Outride—Cleveland Blaze Co8t8 Nearly a Million. Chicago. Dec. 24.—Fire broke out •shortly after 4 p. m. yesterday in the basement of the five-story building at 104 Madison street, the first floor and basement of which are occupied by the Tosetti Cafe and Restaurant company, and the second floor by the billiard parlors oi! Frank Mussey. The blaze was Insignificant at first, and a. crowd of people gathered on the sidewalk in front of the building to watch the work of the firemen. About a dozen policemen were busily engaged in pushing back the throng when, a terrific explosion of natural gas took place. The building was badly wrecked; the windows, window gratings, sidewalk lights- and manhole covers were hurled into the a,Ir and fell among the crowd. Dozens of people were thrown from their feet, and twenty-three injured, only one of them being, however, seriously hurt. U« of Those Who W'are Injured. • Following is the list of injured: Captain Thomas O'Connor, burned about head, face and body, may die; James Jolly, pipeman, burned about head and right leg injured; James Murphy, pipe- man, injured about head and right arm bruised; Policeman C. Scanlan, burned about face and heafl, and arm cut .by 'ailing glass; Policeman James Larkin, lair singed and cut over right eye; Po- iceman Thomas Fleming, burned-about lead and right leg- bruised; Policeman J. J. Murphy., burned about head and right cheek and cut by falling glass; uis Vireck, cut over right eye; Frank MeDougal, hair singed and face burned; !. Garber, burned about head and face and arm cut; G. W. Brown, burned about face and head: Joseph Kepler, steward in Tosetti cafe, burned n right arm. not serious; Maggie Ryan. laundress in Tosetti cafe, burned about head and right leg Cut; Katie Amfoerg, dishwasher in cafe, burned about head; Rosie Brandon, dishwasher la cafe, burned on right arm; Bertha Johnson, laundress, employed by Tosetti company, burned about, head; Joseph Tennyson, waiter in cafe, burned about face and hands: William Eddy, waiter, slij-htly burned; W. L. Shepard, thrown against a wall by the force Of the explosion and severely burned: Policeman C. O. Bresnahan. face and handsburned and bruised; B. Summers, burned about face and head: Thomas Gray, knocked down by force of explosion and severely bruised; R. E. Thomasson, porter of Mussey's billiard hall, stunned by the force of the explosion, taken home unconscious. Explosion Caused a Wild Panic. The explosion caused a wild panic in the street, and In the frantic rush for safety which followed many people were thrown down and trampled upon. That many were not killed and many Injured is little short of a miracle. Mussey's billiard parlors were filled with players when the explosion came, but all managed to escape in safety. The severe weather caused much water to freeze, and within an hour the building- resembled an iceburg with a blazing furnace within. The total loss is $125,000. COSTLY BLAZE AT CLEVELAND. ITfinoin House Parses tho Measure and th.« SoloDS Ouit for the Holidays- Spnngfield, Ills., Dec. 24.—By a rear- Kin of only two votes the housf> yesterday passed the Republican senatorial apportionment bill. The house rcet an tour earlier than usual in anticipation Df a desperate struggle on the part of th'~> Democratic members and dissatisfied Republicans. The bill was called up an final reading, and the roll call for a vote on its passage began. As the call proceeded and it became evident that the passage of the measure was in doubt bedlam broke loose. Members mounted desks and shouted like wild men. Seventy-seven votes were necessary to secure its passage, and Meany of Chicago, who had been known as one of the "dissenters." ensured its passage by voting aye. Funk and Scrogin, who also had been opposed to the bill, then voted in the affirmative, making the total 79 ayes. 54 nays. When the speaker announced the vote the Democrats mounted desks and jeered and hooted. The disturbance lasted several minutes. Everybody in the state house was drav*i to the hall of representatives, which was crowded with excited men whom neither the speaker's savel nor the sergeant-at-' arms could control. This event ensure* the success of the apportionment, as the senate is certain to pass the bill, the first week in January. The assembly has adjourned ; to Jan. 4. 1S98.. Nothing was done in the senate yesterday, except pass the holiday adjourn. nienl; resolution. t __ iFIGHT AGAINST SENATOR HANNA. Official Statement That Bears Out the News from the Canadian Capital. Alleged to Have Developed wltli Kuril m* the Leader in Opposition. Columbus. O., Dec. 24. — The State Journal this morning prints a story that the Republicans, led by Hon: Charles Kurtz, in opposition to the re-election of Senator Hanna have promised to support free silver as the price of the defeat of Senator Hanna. The story, The Journal states, comes from a man who claims that Hanna will bedefeated. The Journal says: "Conferences are being held in various parts of the state by Democrats who have gathered at the direction of McLean and the free silver leaders to plan for bringing pressure to bear upon Democratic members of the legislature to vote for Governor Bushnell," on the ground "tha Bushnell has surrendered to the Bryan ite idea of finance and will act with th free silver men in the United State senate if elected." Cleveland, Dec. 24.—The marshaling of forces in the Ohio senatorial contes has begun. Charles Kurtz, in Columbus has dropped all pretense of not seeking to defeat Senator Hanna, and has fo sojr.e time been organizing his forces Yesterday there ..were many importan conferences in Hanna's office among hi: lieutenants from different parts of tin state. ' "WHY SHOULD ROBAU CHOOSE? SEALERS' CLAIMS AEE CUT DOWB", Benr.lne Starts It and Before It Is Con- troled It Cost* Nearly $1,OOO,OOO. Cleveland, Dec. 24.—Fire broke out in <he business center of the city at b o'clock yesterday afternoon, and fanned by a high northwesterly wind destroyed property worth nearly a million dollars. The Power Block on Frankfort street, six stories high and made of brick, was consumed above the second story, and the rear of the brick Wilshire block, six stories high, fronting on Superior street, was burned. The flre started by the explosion of a large can of benzine n the lithographing establishment of Johns & Co., in the Power block. Windows were blown out and several-em- ployes escaped with difficulty by the ire escapes and a bridge leading to the Wilshire block. The other occupants of he building were small manufacturing^ concerns. The roof of the power house of the new Century building was demolished by a falling wall. The principal losers are: Johns & Co., lithographers. Power block. J225,- »00; J, L. Hudson, clothier, on stock, by fire and water, $100,000; J. B. Perkins, on Power block, $100,000; J. B. Perking, on Blackstone building, $40,000; J. B. erkins. on Wilshire building, $20,000: H. C. Reuse, on Century building, $30,- iOO. The losses of scores of tenants, specially in the Power and Blackstone mildings, the latter of which was occu- >ied mainly by lawyers with costly ibraries, will be very heavy, and run he total up to nearly a million. About 5 per cent, of the losses are covered '}• insurance. Lieutenant McFeeters, f the fire department, fell through the loor in one of the buildings and was badly, though not fatally, hurt- JtecelTer AsKea forTne Company. Shoals, Ind., Dec. 24.—An application was made yesterday by Mrs. Tina Tow or a receiver for the Indiana Fanners' nsurance company, of Bedford, and notice was given for a hearing' at Washington, Ind., Dec. 27. The application is baead on alleged failure to pay Children I>«TOlired by Hoy*. St. Louis, Dec. 24.—A special from fferty, Mo., says: Two little children f a farmer living near here, climbed nto a pig stye to catch one of the pigs. They itere set upon by & mrniber of of*, which killed and ate both chil- Lren before they were found. Cubans Don't Find It Difficult to Leave the Island at Will. New York, Dec. 24.—The Sun's Ha vana correspondent writes: "The fati of Colonel Ruiz has frightened thi Spaniards here, and for the mom'ent al attempts to send Spanish commissions to the insurgent lines with proposal for surrender have been given up. A cruel order of Genera] Blanco is now to be executed on a helpless old man, Jose Robau, the father of the well-known insurgent commander, Jose Luis Robau who made himself conspicuous during Weyler's latest campaign in Santa Clara province. The old man is threatened with death if he refuses to go to Sagua, where his son is operating, and deliver him a written invitation to surrender to th« Spanish. "Between being shot by us and hanged by your son. you may choose-." This is the dilemma put to old Robau by the adjutant of Blanco. Rather a. Unique Pension Case. Washington. Dec. 24.—A pension has been granted to the widow of Knud Knucisen. a soldier in the late war, the back pay of which aggregates over $4,000. The man is a native of Norway and married the woman who now gets the pension in April, 185S. K'nudsen emigrated to this country in 1861, enlisted Jan. 27, 1SE2. in company H, Fifteenth regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer infantry, and died in service Oct. 16, 1863. The woman has never left Norway, and did not apply for a pension until thirty- one years after her husband's death. P:v<«on to Get That Appointment. Washington. Dec. 24.—It is believed that the president has decided to appoint Judge Piixson, of Pennsylvania, as a member of the interstate commerce commission to succeed Colonel William R. Morrison, whose term will expire in January. The president yesterday informed Senator Deboe, of Kentucky, who called upon him in the interest of Mayor Todd. of Louisville, that the position was promised, and it is thought that Judge Paxson is the man slated for the place. ISew Mileage Ticket Bureau. Detroit, Dec. 24.—Since the Central Traffic asociation would not agree to the changes proposed in the interchangeable mileage ticket, by the Vanderbilt and other Michigan roads a new- northern mileage ticket bureau will be established, with headquarters in Detroit. Representatives of the roads will meet here next Tuesday to effect the new organization, Change on the C_ P. and St I. Road. Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 34.—H. S. Rearden resigned yesterday as superintendent of the Chicago. Peoria and St. Louis railroad, to take effect Jan. 1. C. Millard, superintendent of the St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul railroad (Bluff Line), will succeed him, acting- as superintendent of both railroads. Demth. of » Princeton Troftte«. Princeton. N. J., Dec. 24.—Charles E. Greene, one of the most prominent of the trustee* of Princeton university; died suddenly .here yesterday oJ heart {allure. He was about 80 years old. But They Get More Than They Were Willing to Take TUre« Years Apo—Decision M to Prospective Damages Doesn't Seem To Be Known, but Appears To Be JCeffft- tivc—Don Dickinson Talks of the Case- London Times' View. . Washington, Dec. 24.—The only official sta'tement that could be secured here of the judgment reached by the commissioners in the Behring sea seizures case is contained in the following announcement given out at the state department: "The award of the Behring sea '-claims commission has been filed in the department of state. The claims as presented by the British government to the commission on ac,count of Canadian vessels seized in the Behring sea aggregated, with interest, $1,500,000. These Included under the claims treaty several cases not embraced in the settlement proposed by Secretary Grecham. The award now made amounts to $294,181.91 to which is to be added interest, which will increase the totaJ about 50 per cent. The award is final and disposes of all cases presented. Payment under the treaty must be made within six months." Bi?ing bound by treaty not only to pay- any judgments rendered, but to pay them promptly the government is in honor bound to take the remaining steps towards a settlement in short order, and will It once ask congress to appropriate. Prospective Damages Not Allowed. There appears to be little doubt that the United States carried its point on the main question involved—as to the right of damages for sealskins which might have been taken if the vessels had not been seized. The British claim included the estimated profits which in the aggregate^ran the claim up to a high figure. jS>vie\v of the small amount of the actual award, these large prospective damages evidently are scaled down to an insignificant amount or rejected, entirely. While the department officials will make no definite announcement to this effect intimations are given that the smallness of the award precludes the possibility of any allowance having been made on account of prospective damages. The Albama claims commission established the precedent that remote damages could not be included in a claim, and the present award is evidently on the same line. WHS Bound to Go AgatiicO--Us.''--- In order to avoid misapprehension it should be understood that the finding, against this government is no surprise, that being a certainty under the finding: of the Paris court of arbitration that the United States had no right to close Behring sea against foreign ships. The international commission's only duty was to assess the amount of the damages. The amount allowed is considered to some extent a vindication of the state department which had sought to settle the question .without a commission for $425,000. The award now made exceeds this sum considerably, and besides this there will be the expense of the arbitration. The controversy has been occupying the attention of the authorities here and in London- for the la.st eleven years. At the outset the tone of controversy was very belligerent, suggesting a possible resort to arms. This was following the seizure by the United States steamer Corwin of the British sealers Carolena and Thornton on Aug. 1, 1886. The facts of the seizure were not known until some time later, and in the meantime the Corwin had taken the Onward and Favourite. The same policy of seizure and confiscation occurred during the next sealing seasons, despite the protests of Great Britain. Rcy*l lukc* tfc« food pan. POWDER HOVAl LUCINt FOWKIt CO., HIV TOM. Against the "loose Insinuation* faith on the part of the United States government which have been thoug-ht- essly and unjustifiably made in Erur- .and." .- It pointer out that there, could lot be a question of bad faith, beca.ii*> 10 agreement had hitherto been .mr- rived at as to the amount of'comjvensa- lon. Dealing with the general of the sealing; question, the. . editorial conclude*: "The American company must either make fair and like proposals or the present conditions of seal fishing muit oontiam. They are not, after all, so utterly 4»- str««tlve of the fur seal a« interested persons represent them to be." Cuuuluu» Not Feeling Happy. Victoria, B. C., Dec. 24.—The owner* .of the Canadian sealing- fleet express themselves as being much with the award of the arbitrator* announced Tuesday. They unite in saying that the lowest amount they expecte* was $500.000 with interest. MARRIAGE ANNULED AFTER DEATH. Unique Case ofProii Orchardmen and MCn. Jtlerrlclc. Chicago, Dec. 24.—The Illinois supreme court has handed down a decision In the Orchardson-Merrick marriage annulment case, affirming the decree of nullification granted by the lower court, and giving the property to the relatives of Mrs. Merrick. The case is unique in that the marriage is set aside after one of the contracting parties has been dead almost four years. In 1893 Chas. Orchardson, artist, and at one time socialistic candidate for mayor of this city against the late Carter H. Harrison, married Mrs. Merrick, of Quincy, Ills. Mrs. Merrick, who was over SO years old, was the possessor of propertj- worth something like $100.000. Orchardson. who ivss~~60 'years ' old. met Mr?. Merrick at a spiritualistic seance In Quincy conducted by Vera- Ava, known better as Odelia 0is de Bar. and with her help, it is alleged, prevailed upon the aged Mrs. Merrick to marry him and make a will, leaving her property to him. Mrs. Merrick died within a year. Shortly after her death- Mrs. Merrick's relatives brought lUlt to have the marriage set aside. FALL FtrviR MILL TROUBLES. VIEW OF OCB: 8ENIOK COtTNSBL. Don Dickincon Explains About That Semi- ing- Selxure* Award. Detroit, Dec. 24. — Don M. Dickinson, senior counsel for the United States, commenting on Canadian, press reports concerning the amount of the Behring sea award, said: "There is no official announcement of the amount of the award, but whatever it may be the Canadian newspapers are clearly in error. The compromise offer by tfce Cleveand administration In August, 1S94, was $425,000 of principal. If the commissioners have adopted that as a basis, as these papers claim— a legally Impossible theory, however — their award must Gettetzwl .Sentiment Amonj? th* 9fen IM tow a Strike Aguiust the Reduction. Fall Elver. Mass., Dec. 24.—The conference of the operatives' committe* which waited on the manufacturers last night lasted two hours and the discussion went into tie details of th» mill situation and brought out varying opinions. While it is understood that the .general sentiment ie for a strike, the method of making the strike operative is not agreed upon. The delegates who took the most active part in the discussion last night declined to talk. It is believed that the influence of the more conservative operative;; has had effect upon th« committee a;nd it is not unlikely that a proposition to postpone a strike will b« made. Will Do the Biutn«M Gently. Washington, Dec. 24.— -Assistant Secretary Vanderlip, ilh speaking of th« heavy payments by the government In January said:- "Secretary Gage Intends that there shall be 'as little disturbance as possible in the money market as a result of the payment of principal and interest in tbe Union Pacific railroad bond? whjch mature Jan, 1." TrmAlG at Saul t mo. MAn*. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Dec, 24.— Tbe year 183? shows an. increase over alt previous years of nearly 2,000,000 tons in freight traffic through the United States and Canadian Sault canals, 18,218,400 tons being carried through this year. The number of vessel, passages have been for that amount and inter- j this >" ear shows a decrease ot 1,4*7 from est. as claimed, at 7 per cent., from tbe Iast y ear - but there was an Increase In date of the seizures. The total sum registered tonnage of 370,500. would be. on that basis, over J700.600. "But after the defeat of the compromise the treaty was made under which this commission or arbitration Would Ketb«r Renonnc Louisville, Dec. 24.— Rev. M. H. Houston, who was tried and convicted of heresy, appeared before the Louisville has been proceeding In that treaty p re8by tery yesterday and declined to K-ere included large claims, which were receive tne ceasure ^a admonition that bad been prepared for him. saylnff that before he would give up hi* -beUtf h« not before the governments on the compromise. As, for instance, those designated as 'additional claims,' and he item of Great«BriTain's expenses in he courts. I show you here the original British printed schedule of them, as presented to the commissioners. The otal. with interest, which under the treaty they were entitled to present, is, o bfr accurate, Jl.608,412.50, and if the award that has been rendered give* them this. Great Britain is entitled to Congratulations and counsel to knight- loods or peerages, the same as the> oth- r counsel received after the Paris .ward.. The British counsel descrre them for their labors anyway, for abler men there are none." Ix»doD Time* Glwt It I» Ormr. London, Dee. 24.— The limes, in an editorial this morning expressing satisfaction at the Behring sea settlement •hich, it anticipates, congran will not tQ, —•Quid VD his DRGEMBEJR,! [OXTH 6-- W> til must bare »ome- thinjrto gin f or Chrinmss Hauk more, «M tt 'JoMprkwtoo. than «njr body Buy *OOM- tbinv that will I»«t» life 4lu 0. A. HAUK. Jeweler ftOpflcfav

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