Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 25, 1897 · Page 17
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, December 25, 1897
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THE LOG AN SPORT PHAROS. YEAR. SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25. 1897 NO 48. MEET ME UNDER TEIE 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 FOURTH STREET SiTJffi PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest Gradet on the Market NEARLY A HOLOCAUST Six Persons Burned to Death in the Destruction of the Chicago Coliseum. BIG BUILDOTG A COMPLETE ETOT. Goes to Pieces in a Flash Shortly After the Flames Break Out. Two Girls Brave Almost Certain Death to Save Their Mothers—Father Doe* the Same to Sare His Son—All Manage to liscape Alive— Only 3OO Persons in th« Building- at the Time and They Have a Lively Time Getting Out in Safety—Ten Persons Reported Wounded. Chicago, Dec. S5. —Fire last night destroyed the Coliseum building, Sixty- third street and Stony Island avenue, In which the Democratic national convention was held last year. The fixe was one of the quickest ever seen at Chicago. From the time when the fire originated by the crossing of two electric wires until the Coliseum was a pile 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. i K-OeirrolL 1222 BROADWAY, MEN AND WOMEN SEE OUR FELT SLIPPERS. Walker & 42O BROADWAY. Now Open For Inspection Our Christmas Line of Silver Plated Novelties Broadway & Pearl St rilVE THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . Pm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00.... ......... * Ttiofc«3i% 'Tailor, *& «<» Broadwty . THE CHICAGO COLISEUM, of twisted iron and hot bricks was .not over twenty minutes. The building had heen rented for the exhibition of the Manufacturers' Exposition, and was filled from end to end with booths, all of which were destroyed with all their contents. Six Persons Probably Dead. It is supposed that a number of people were lost in the flames, and although no bodies have been recovered the following: people are missing and undoubtedly perished. A young girl named Pauline Dauphin .was seen to enter the building in search of her mother, whom she said was imprisoned by the names. The girl and her mother were employed in the Irish village, the former as a dancer and the latter doing chores. Two women dancers in the midway exhibit, seen in the building just before it collapsed. Two men seen in the center of the building during the fire by the firemen. L. Ladanyi and his son, conducted a sausage booth in tho building; I.afia.nyi entered the structure dii7lh£ ihfi'nre to search for his son. whom he declared was penned in by flames, and neither has been seen since. Later.—Ladanyi, father anS sbn, supposed to be lost, have turned up alive, but Howard Geyser and Joesph Byrnes, decorators, are missing, and believed dead. Later news also shows that Pauline Dauphin succeeded in finding her mother and saving her, Ten Other Pemona Injured, The injured are: Peter Foote, watchman, burned about the face and hands; Harry Parker and C. A. Lyons, slightly burned: Mrs. C. A. Lyons, severely burned; M. J. Morley. lacerated by an explosion of Crookes tubes used in the X ray exhibit and burned about head; "William Robertson, face and hands burned: M. J. Wheeler, watchman, hands burned; James Maher, fireman, burned while cutting live wires; Robert Harley, fireman, severely bruised by debris during; the collapse of a wall; Miss Helen Conver, shocked by live wire and severely burned on the right arm. Where the Fire Originated. The fire originated in the booth which was used for the exhibition of X rays, the booth being managed by M. J. Morley and William Robertson. The two men were examining their Roentgen machine when they were startled by a sizzling noise behind them, and upon turning saw part of their exhibit ablaze. Crossed electric wires which were over the exhibit, it is thought, caused the flame. They first tried to smother the flames, but before they secured water the fire spread throughout the entire booth. Morley, realizing that he and his piirtner would be unable to cope with the flames, made an endeavor to save some of the most valuable paraphernalia. Running to the machine he grasped the two Crookes tubes and then with Robertson began fighting his way out of the building. Before he reached the exit the tubes exploded from the heat. HOW THE P]-:OPLE ESCAPED DEATH, Only Tliree Hundred Present at the Time and They Hr.d t« Hust!*. About 300 people were in the building at the time, and at the first alarm they rushed for safety. Fortunately the aisles were wide, and owing to the comparatively small number of people in the building there was little difficulty in reaching the doors. Most, of those endeavoring to escape ran to the large door on the east side of the building, which is wide eno'ugh to admit a team of horses and a wagon. A crowd of fully 200 gathered before this door, which was found to be locked, and as fire was roaring through the building with great speed it seemed for a few •minutes !is though none of these would be able escape. W. J. Wheeler, the watchman, saw the trouble and ran to open the door, but the crowd was packed in front of it so closely that he had great difficulty opening- it- Once It swung wide, however, the crowd was In the open air in a few seconds. During the jam at this point several people were badly crushed, but none seriously injured. The balance of the people made their way through the other doors, and several who were caught In the balcony were compelled to jump to the ground, from the roof. balcony was lined with window* that swung outward, and they had no trouble getting upon the roof, and. from there the leap to the ground was not gr*it. The firemen were at hand before all the people were out, and before they ma«e any effort to fight the flames they devoted their attention to clearing the ' hall of people. By the time they were ready to pour water on the exhibits there was no use their doing anything, as the fire spread with such rapidity that there was no chance whatever of saving the building after it once got bpyond the confines Of the booth in which it started. Within ten minutes after the fire began the roof was ablaze, and in a very short time after the fire appeared on top of the building one of the large inches that spanned the building gave way. and then another, and another. The building fell very quickly, like a row of bricks in fact. It took not over twenty minutes io make a complete ruin of the building. Nothing is known of those supposed to be lost beyond what has been stated. Manager Austin, of the exposition, is confident that the girl Pauline Dauphin lost her life, as he says he met her near .one of the entrances making her way into the building. He pushed her out, telling her she would lose her life if she entered 'th* building, which by- this time was a. roaring furnace. She said her mother was in there penned in by the flames, and she must help her. Before Austin could restrain her she ran Into the building once more, going, Austin says, right into a tangle of live electric wires. Before he could do anything more to save her the building collapsed. " The total loss on the building and contents is said to be $478,000. Of this amount $350,000 was the value of tie. building and $].2S,COO the estimated cost of the exhibits and material in the exposition. Insurance to the amount of $120,000 was carried on the Coliseum, but of this'amount $100,000 willgoto the holders of outstanding bonds to pay these obligations in full. John T. Dickerson, president of the Coliseum company, said when asked that no effort would be made to restore the building. Six-Story Building Burned. Chicago, Dec. 25.—The two upper floors of the six-story building 183-87 Fifth avenue, occupied by the Knickerbocker Shirt company and several other concerns, burned. Loss heavy- TWENTY-YEAR PLAN FOR PENSIONS. Imliiumpolls Veterans Signing Petition to Have It Adopted. Indianapolis, Dec. 25.—The veterans of the war in this city are signing a petition to congress asking that the United States settle with the pensioners on what the petition terms "a twenty- year plan." The suggestion is that every man and woman on the rolls be paid at once the amount he would re- rec-eive if he continued tv> draw a pension at the present rating for twenty years. It is explained to the veterans by y is TO LOSE. Wm. M. Singerly Says He Will Pay Everything if His Plan Is Approved. TO BE READY BY TUESDAY NIGHT, In (IDS y§ar-**;er the adoption of such a plan, make final settlement with every pensioner, and at the end of such period be ready to go out of the pension business permanently. One of the arguments put forth in support of the suggestion is that by adopting such a plan the government could at once abolish the pension department and thereby save the enor- 'ir.ous amount of money it now costs to operate the department. The veterans are generally signing the petition, it is said. It is pointed out to the man who is drawing $6 a month that under the plan he would receive $1,440—enough to buy him a little home. Some of the men most interested in the movement met at the court house, and it was decided to circulate the petitions extensively. COSTS THE TOWN OVER A MILLION. When It Will Be Submitted to the Cr*d- Itors — Becord; Stock Involved in tl-e Scheme— Assignment of the Trust Ci m- pany—Full Statement of the Two Ctn- cern»' Affairs Promised—Herring-Hnll- Marvin Safe Company in Trouble. Philadelphia, Dec. 23.—William M. Singerly, president: of the Chestnut Street National bank and of its allied institution, the Chestnut Street Trust and Saving Fund company, which collapsed Thursday, issued this statement to the public last night: "On Tuesday next, or at the latest on Wednesday, a plan now being formulated requiring the devotion to its purposes of all my assets will be submitted to my creditors and to the creditors of the Chestnut Street National bank and the Chestnut Street Trust and Saving Fund company. I believe, and this belief i« shared by those who have been informed of the situation, that with this plan—which will involve partly an acceptance of Record Publishing company stock—approved by the creditors none of them ultimately will lose anything." Trnjsl, Company Slakes on A»»lK«»m«ti>t. The only other development in tha situation yesterday was the formal assignment of the trust company to Geo. H. Earle, Jr., president of the Tradesmen's National bank and of other financial institutions, and Richard Y. Cook, president of the Guaranty Trust and Safe Deposit company. This was but a natural outcome of the failure, and was taken after a long session of the board of directors of the trust company. The deed unreservedly conveys all the property of the company to the assignees. Singerly's statement comes as the result of a conference of the directors of the defunct concerns held yesterday, and it is generally believed that the hope of an eventual settlement on a 100 per cent, bassis will be realized. Final Statement Promised Shortly. A statement will be issued within a day or two showing the exact condition of the company's affairs. The only other embarrassment thus far resulting from the crash was the assignment yesterday of the Philadelphia Binding and Mailing company, a small organization incorporated in Maine. The bank examiner and his assistants spent the greater part of yesterday going' over the books of the two companies, but declined to make any statement. Jt 13 I said that the Milk, hfij; afooul 1,800 deposit accounts and the trust company about 3,200. State Banking Commissioner Gilkeson and Attorney General | McCormick were engaged Inquiring into the condition of the state's deposit In the bank, and looking after the interests of depositors in the trust company, which Is incorporated under^the state laws. BIG SAFE COMPANY IN TROUBLE. Cleveland's Fire Gets Worse the More It J» Investigated. Cleveland, Dec. 25.—A detailed review of the big fire shows that the loss, if anything, will exceed $1,000,000. The list of accidents was unusually heavy, and as a result one man. Lieutenant William B. McFeeters, who fell down the elevator shaft, has already died. The other accidents were: Fireman John Hubneer, leg broken; Fireman T. F. Kane, internal injuries: Hoseman John Billers, badly burned; Emma Val- doski. hurt by a falling sign; Captain Henry Hanks, back sprained; Fireman James Richards, overcome by smoke; John E. Wafflle, badly injured internally. The thrilling incident of the fire was a runaway team attached to a closed carriage containing Mrs. W. B. White, of this city, and Mrs. E. W. Shoemaker, of Denver. The frightened horses literally mowed down the people. Mrs. Shoemaker said it was like riding on a. pavement of human lives. When the carriage was stopped both ladies were unconscious, though not injured. TWO ITEMS RECORD SEVEN DEATHS. Herring, Hall aud Marvin Concern Put Into the Hand* of Receiver*, St. Louis, Dec. 25.—Stephen A. Jenks, a stockholder, made application to United States Judge Adams yesterday for a receiver for the Herring-Hall-Marvin company, manufacturers of safes. The allegation that the company is insolvent was conceded by the dajgnse and Judge Adams named LeonaroMathews as receiver. New York. Dec. 25.—Yesterday afternoon Justice Smyth, in the supreme court, appointed W, D. Pownal, vice president of the Herring-Hall- Marvin Safe company, and ex- state treasurer of New Jersey Gray, receivers of the property of Clie safe company in New Jersey. The liabilities of the concern are placed at $350,000. The application for receivers was made by Stephen A. Jenks, president of the safe company, in proceedings for a. dissolution of the corporation. Similar proceedings have been begun in other states. Stephen A. Jenks, president of the Herring-Hall-JIarvin company, has given out the following statement concerning the affairs of that corporation: "The appointment of a receiver of the property of the Herring-Hall-Marvin com;pany was precipitated by the action of Mr. Moses Mosier, who for the past two years and until two weeks ago has been a director of the company, chairman of its executive committee and in active charge of the management of Its Four Children Suffocate in a Burning: House— Three Ivilled at A Crossing. Philadelphia, Dec. 25. — Four children named Malbetski were suffocated by smoke yesterday morning in an attic room occupied by the family at 17 Christian street. Their parents were both away and the house caught fire from an overheated stove and before the little ones could be rescued they were rendered unconscious by smoke and all were dead when carried out of the house. Wilmington. Del., Dec. 25. — Mr. and Mrs. Wesley McBride, of Stanton, were killed and their daughter Carrie, aged. S years, fatally injured yesterday, at the Stanton crossing of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railway, five miles below this city. They started to cross the railroad tracks as the Washington and New York express reached the station. _ Redemption of Pacific Railway Bond*. •Washington, Dec. 25.— United States Treasurer Roberts has mailed checks In redemption of bonds issued in aid of the Pacific railroads maturing Jin. 1 aggregating- $11,732,820. R«yal POWDER AMolutclPur* •OVAL BAJONt FOWOCft CO., MW VMBC BOOM FOR FRANK P. SARGENT. Head of Ix>coinotive Firemen I Morrinon'n Sueoennor. Peorla, Ills., Dec. 25.—Frank P. Sargent, grand'master of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, would be willing to succeed William R. Morrison t» member of the interstate -commero* commission. The railroad organisation* of the country started a movemtnt «er- eral weeks ago in Mr. Sargent'* behalf, the fact being kept quiet' until now. The railroad organisations. tk*v« waged a bitter fight against Judg* Paxson, who aspires to this position, and at the same time have been working for one of their own number. That the movement Is a strong: one li gathered from statements made by *W. V. Powell, grand chief of the railway- telegraphers, who is positive every railway labor organization In the country is for Mr. Sargent, as he properly represents the multitude of laborer* in tha different organizations. An organized effort will bp made from this time, and the claims of the laboring men will soon be placed before the president HANGING TOO GC&D FOR THEM. Two Miscreant* Wlinne Attempt »t Crlm* Should Bring; Death. Chicago Dec. 25.—Two men made a bold attempt, shortly after noon Friday, to fire the large department store of A. M. Rothschild & Co., while the place was crowded with Christmas shoppers, their object evidently being to make a raid during the excitement on the deposit bank conducted by the firm for its em- ployes and others, in which there -is about $20,000. One man touched a match to a parcel saturated with kerosene and threw. It into the telephone Viooth a few yards from the entrance to the bank. His companion stood near the door of the bank, but was unable to make . entrance because the cashier carefully locked the door behind her when she joined the other employes of the store. in extinguishing the fire, which did very little damage,...The culprits quickly mingled with" the crowd, and have not been caught^ .^ Crawford's Railway Out 01 court. • Anderson, Ind., Dec. 25.—The Chicago arm., .Southeastern railway. Owned by Harry Craft tord^ot Chicago, was taken out of the management of Receive?' Campbell, of Brazil, and the headquar-' ters officers In this city relieved froni ', court orders. Crawford came forward with cash to meet the claims upon which the road was placed in the hand* of the receiver. This adds another receivership to the long list which ha* made the road famous among railway men during the past twenty year*. IlnllwnyH Doing a Big Bntlnop*. Chicago, Dec. 25.—The amount of business, both freight and passenger, handled by the western lines thus far In the holiday season has been at least 60 per cent, above that of Ia»t year. Th« bulk of the passenger traffio i* yet to come, and on many roads more peopl* have already been handled than were handled throughout all the season last year. Freight has-been very heavy, and the increase has been large over that of the holiday season last year. Illness of S. H. H. Clark. San Antonio. Tex., Dec. 25.—S. H. H. Clark, formerly president of the Union Pacific railway, who came here from 8t. . Louis on Wednesday, has been confined to his private car because '.of nines*. Yesterday he was somewhat Improved, but until he becomes stronger he will not attempt to take the apartment* *t the hotel here that had been procured for him. notice to the company or its officers, levied an attachment on its property. The resignation of Mr. Moslcr and his brother. William Hosier, as directors of the company, were received about two weeks ago. "The company's assets are intact; no preference or security has tteen given any creditor, and the entire property has passed into the hands of receivers appointed by the United States courts, i A plan of reorganization has been un- j der consideration for some time, as is well known to those interested in the company, and it has been hojied to consummate the plan without a receivership. The plan embraces the furnishing of new capital to an amount sufficient to pay all debts and enable the company to buy on a cash basis; also making such reduction in the capital stock as will bring it Into proper relation with the company's present *•sets." Trenton, X. J., Dec. 25.—The pottery workers of this state did not tif-ng up their stockings Christmas eve for nothing. When they took them down this morning they found in them the welcome development of an increase In wages averaging 12% per cent. The find in the stocking is figurative, but the advance is real and tangible. It goes; conunencinr Chicago Aldermen Tndlctod. Chicago, Dec. 25. — The grand Jury yesterday afternoon voted thirty-five Indictments against proprietor* of alleged gambling resorts, and among those Indicted are three aldermen of the city, Theindicted rr.ernbersof thecfty council are Michael Kenna, First ward; William J. O'Brien, Sixth, and John Powers, Nineteenth. Portrait of Governo Springfield, His., Dec- 25. — An oil painting of John P. AJtgeld WM burnt; yesterday in the gallery In tfc* executive reception room of th« rt*t* boose, among those of farmer COTOTBAT* of tb« DROEMBBJS, MOBTH We mil mnit »Te tomfe- tbinrto (ire forCiri«tmM Hauk ctnihowrou more, and mt Jew price too, tbui anybody Boy • life wlH 41(i Broadway. D. A. HAUK. JewefcrftOptfdflB

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