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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, January 10, 1898
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THE LOGANSPORT PH MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10. MO 60. "MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT. 1 ' The Great «W & W" 18th Annual j Linen Remnants, and Hoase Furnish. | Ing Bonds Sale. - - - WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAYJAN. 12th, 1 At 0 o'clock. There will be more to see-more I; to :admire-more to buy-more to serve you and * more room to display our stocks. DON'T MISS IT- » • * « : • • • • • • • • « » • • • » » • • • • • • • Entries for the Great National Race for the Trophy for the Feats of the Mob. &TOOE EircOURAGSlIKvT FOBLYETQE ^ 409 and 411 Bdivy. Through to Wall St. 306 Fourth. J »*** , »**»»»•*******++*• Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grades on the Market The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide your. self with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th WHITSRTT •TSUCK BY ANOTHER ENGXNte. Kxplaiiu the Death of a locomotive Engineer on the Panhandle, Indianapolis. Jan. 10.—Engineer Sylvester H. Glpe, who was found dead In the cab ot a switch engine was found by the coroner to have been struck by another engine while he was leaning out of his cab window. The mystery which surrounded the case is thus explained. Friday Gipe was found •Itting in his engine cab with his throat cut. Glpe's engine, with a cut of cars, •was headed eastward. A freight engine was running westward on the next track. After the freight engine Had passed a brakeman gave the signal to go ahead. On perceiving that the signal •was not heeded he thought Gipe asleep and ran to the engine and grasped his hand, which was hanging' out of the cab. Tried to Hold lp a. Freight. Anderson, Ind.. Jan. 10.—An attempt •was made to hold up a local freight train on th? Michigan division of the Big Four near Summitville at dusk in the evening. Five masked men presented revolvers at the crew and attempted to gag them. The crew showed fight and several shots were fired. •when the men took to the woods. An attempt was made at the same place a few nights ago to hold up a freight train. The object of the bandits puz- «les the railroad men, as there was no cargo of special value on board. GM Slot-Device Kills Him, Goshen, Ind., Jan. M.-Jacob Slusser, * guest of the Hotel Neuter here, was Jound dead in his room. He owes his death to a peculiar chain of circuim- •tances. Slusser retired to his room late at night, and leaving the gas »ghted went to sleep. The gas. which was controlled by a quarter-in-the-slot meter device, went out while he slept and later on the clerk dropped a coin tato the meter, replenishing the gas pressure and causing asphyxiation. Gmve Her a Gold Spoon. Llgoaler, Ind., Jan. 10. —Mrs. Eliza Johnson, living one mile .south ol this •Ity, was presented. Trith a sold spoon %$m til* president of th.e.G»xiKbters off me American Kevoiution for being the oldest living woman in Indiana whose j father was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Mrs. Johnson is SS years old. There are six daughters of the American rcvclutiss still !c Indiana. I- A, W. National Meet. Indianapolis, Jan. 10.—The executive committee of the 1S9S club meet will probably recommend the week of Aug. 2 as the time for holding the national meet of the L. A. W. in this city and the Indiana division will approve the ehoice. The circuit next season will be made to conform with the weeek of holding the meet so that the "cracks" will have little difficulty in reaching here in plenty of time to try the new track. Glass Factories Kesnmo. Alexandria. Ind.,^an. 10.—The window glass factories, employing 1.200 men, have commenced work. A big jollification was held and the men danced until the time to go to work, which was 1 o'clocK in the morning, A scarcity of houses is keeping the families of a number of the men away, and if 250 houses were erected at once they would all be occupied. Hotels and boarding houses are taxed to their utmost Messenger Seat t*p for i-ife, Knox, Ind.. Jan. 10.—At a late hour Saturday night William Messenger was convicted in the Starke circuit court o' murdering one Charles Nelson, at San Pierre, in this county, on Aug. 11, 1S97, and his punishment was fixed at life imprisonment In the state's prison. To free Messenger outside parties attempted a jail, delivery, but were frustrated in their attempt by Deputy Sheir- Iff James Barter, oi[ this county. CATC Them a Prison Sentamee. Princeton. Ind.. Jan. 10.—The jury In the Eooten murder case brpught in a verdict of guilty :&nd pro-riding that Martin Cross be confined in the state prison at Michigan City for the term of fourteen years, and that Benjamin Putnam be confined twenty-one years in the state reformatory at Jeffersonvflle. In October last Putnam and Valentine Booten quarreled over love of tie same which l«d tofre South and IVest Keiiros<-ntPd In the ISe- turns for the Jt'ii>t Week of the Year— Oklahoma Seen::, to Have the Lead for the Honors, ljut Washington Is Evidently Ambitious and Arkansas Feels Tranquil— Iowa Officials Interfere. Wichita. Kan.. Jan. 10.—Friday afternoon a. mob of thirty white settlers near Maud po=tofiice, in the Seminole nation, took two Seminole half-breeds, Lewis McGeesey and Hond Martin, chained them to opposite sides of a tree, and burned them to death for the murder of Mrs. Frank Leard, a white woman. Four others are suspected of complicity in the murder, and the settlers are scouring the country in small parties, declaring lhat there will be another burning as soon as the wretches are found. Before being put to this barbarous and savage method of death the alleged civilized people who put Oklahoma In training for the lynch infamy prize of 1898 had repeatedly hanged McGeesey in order to extort a confession. Killed with Her Husband's Con. On last Thursday, during Leard's absence, an Indian went to the Leard house, where Mrs. Leard was alone with her four small children, aged 8, 5, 4 and 1. He first demanded-water, then asked for a saddle, and on being refused grabbed the woman, who had her baby in her arms, and dragged her into the yard. She attempted to run, when the Indian seized a Winchester rifle belonging to Leard, and following her up brought the gun with crushing force down on her head, burying the barrel in her brain. The woman fell dead. The Indian then demanded money of the oldest child and searched the premises, but failed to find a purse containing about $70. which Mrs. Leard had concealed in her dress. He then left the house. Hoily Partly Eaten by Hogs, The murder occurred on Thursday evening, and the children were unable to get the body of their mother into the house. The cold prevented them staying with it, and during the night the corpse was almost devoured by hogs. It is alleged that McGeesey was hired to commit the murder in order to get rid of a clique of white settlers out of favor with the Indians. When the mob chained the Indians to the tree they met their doom with the usual stoicism of their race. No secret was made of the fact that the Indians had been burned to death. Great uneasiness exists along the Oklahoma border and the impression prevails that much more bloodshed will follow the work of the mob. Why Not? Indians Also Are Savages. St. Louis, Jan. 10.—A special to The Republic from Muskogee. I. T., says: An alarming state of riot prevails in the Seminole nation, and unless immediate steps are taken by the United States authorities, a bloody Indian uprising may result. This is on account of the burning of two Indians by whites for the murder of Mrs. Leard Jan. 5. Late last night Dr. C. P. Linn, chief physician of the Seminole nation, telegraphed to both Indian Agent Wisdom and Marshal Bennett for assistance in quelling the state of war that prevails in the nation. He confirmed the news of the stake burnings and gave the names of the sufferers as Lincoln Me* Gresey and Palmer Samson, two young Seminoles. Both the Indians came from respectable Seminole families and their fearful death has aroused their friends and relatives to frenzy. ARKANSAS HEADS IN NUMBERS. means place and attempted to rescue the boy. Champlain discovered them in the dark and began shooting, one bullet parsing through Ellis' hat. He snapped his gun five times while the muzz'.e was againft Ellis' breast, but it failed to work. Bills and Lermer i then beat 3. hasty retreat and summoned help. Men began chopping holes in the floor, and Rev. Lockwood finally persuaded Champlain to come out, promising him protection. Officers and others guarded him on the way to jail. b- t < it" was hard v.ork to save him from the mob. The boy was unhurt. Two years ago Champlain was con- \-ertod at a revival here and ever since lias had a strange fascination for little Earl and has sought his company at every opportunity. He was at last forbidden by Rev. Colcman to see Earl except at his house. He made a statement to Rev. Lockwcod, but the latter refuses to say what it was. News from Searsberg, a town near Montezuma. Saturday night indicated a lynching there before morning, but the prisoner was brought here after As Alleged by the Hanna Men, of the Attempt to Beat Him for the Senate. BE&OT BACK BEPOEE LAST MAECE. Prospective Candidates for the Legislature Pledged to IJushoell by Mis Friends and Then "Put in Ji Hole" by the County and State Conventions Instructing for Hanna —Griffith Onco More Goes Into the ttauua Camp—Public Meetings. Columbus, 0., Jan. 10.—Ex-Governor Charles Foster, who was secretary of the treasury under Harrison, arrived the station by National CoTnmitieenran Gahan and others selected to welcome him. For an ITour or so prior to the feast Bryan held a reception in the hotel parlors, and shook hands with a number of callers. Nearly 500 were seated at the banquet. Mayor Harrison presided and acted as toastmaster. Bryan was received with cheers when he was :r.:rcduced, and made a speech against the gold policy, in the course of which he said that Jackson found arrayed against him the very clashes which have forced the continuance of the goh 1 sta-|p-d in the United htates. in spite "of the almost ;n the city last nig-ht. considered a compromls; He has been candidate for She Has FOOT "Niggers" Strong: Up for the First Week of 1 SOS. Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 10.—Four colored men have been lynched in the vicinity of Bearden, Ark., 'within the last few days. Two were guilty of assault and two were murderers. The former, Devoe and Huntley, were swung up near Harlow Miil ranch, about three miles north of Bearden, while the murderers met their fate near the town of Little Bay, a few miles south of Bearden. Devoe and Huntley met their fate for an attempted assult a year ago on a Mrs. Paine, a white woman, at Bearden. Both negroes escaped after their crime, but a few days ago Devce put in an appearance, was promptly arrested, and told where Huntley could be found. The two other men lynched were accused of the murder of Bart Frederick, a water pumper for the Cotton Belt railway at Kingsland. a few days ago. The details of this lynching are not obtainable, but it is reported that three negroes were captured and that two were hanged. The third was wanted at Kings-land on another charge, and he was turned over to the sheriff of Cleveland county. much risk and trouble. It seems that a. medicine company gave a matinee there. At the close of the performance the traveling doctor called three little girls behind the curtain. When the audience left he outraged one girl, but the others escaped and gave the alarm. The doctor barricaded himself in a. building, surrounded by an infuriated mob, and the sheriff and his deputies had a hot time rescuing him and getting him here. ^__^_ ENTRY OF WASHINGTON STATE. BestiM the Contest with a Sincie Lynching \Vhcre TM-O \Vi>re Intended. Colfax, Wash., Jan. 10. — Chadwick Marshall (Black-Eye), the suspected murderer of young Heyden near Farm- Ington, the night of Oct. 12, was taken from jail by a. mob and hanged to the west wall of the court house. Knowing that-mob law was imminent theofficials made no attempt to prevent it. The mob got into the jail easily, and went to the cell of "Dakota Slim" McDonald, who protested innocence, and said: "Take Black Eye, who admits his guilt, ind if he implicates me I will go." The mob thought this a fair proposition and went into the- east wing of the jail, where Marshall's cell was unlocked. He had only time to say: "Dun't hurt me. Before God. I am innocent," when one of the mob struck him a heavy blow over the head with an iron bar, stunning him. A rope was fastened around his neck and he was dragged out of the jail and up the narrow stairs to the superior court room, to a double window, where the rope was tied - around a standard between the windows. Marshall's body was then pitched out head foremost and left danglingat the end of an eight- foot rope against the court house wall, in plain view of the people on Main street. Meantime part of the mob went back to McDonald's cell, but McDonald l\!i.d made a. spear out of a knife and a''broom stick and none of the mob dared go and unlock the cell door. Finally one of the mob, catching a glimpse of Slim's shoulder, fired a shot at. him. The bullet passed through the sleeve, struck the wall and rebounded, striking him on the breast. He fell to the floor, exclaiming: "My God, they have killed me." Another shot was fired at him. Finally they decided that Slim was dead and left. His wounds, however, are not serious. INCREASE~oFFrTFl-|N-PLATE TRADE. Production in This Country 43 Per Cent. More in 18»7 Than, in 1890. •Washington, Jan. 10.—The report of Special Agent Ayer to the secretary of the treasury on the production of tin and terne plates in the United States daring the fiscal year ended June 30, 1SS7, shows that the total production was 44G.9S2.063 pounds, of which about Sii per cent, was of the class weighing lighter than 63 pounds per 100 square feet This is an increase in the production of a little less than 140,000,000 pounds, or over 45 per cent., as compared with 1896. The total importations during the year was 244,407,601 pounds, and the exportation for the same period 139,246,130 pounds, making the net imports 105,161,371 pounds. The production of the United States therefore, was more than four-fifths of the entire consumption. The annual capacity of mills completed and In process of construction June 30, 1897, is said to be about 650.000,000 pounds The report also states that on Jan. 4, iSSS, the prices o£ coke tin-plates per box of 14x20 I. C. 10S pounds, 112 sheets, was for American product $4. The American product is stated to be in all respects as good and as satisfactory as. the foreign article. senator, and by some as unfriendly to Kanna, but he soon declared himself for the senator under the existing circumstances, and was in conference with the senator soon a£ter his arrival. The following was given out last night by the Hanna men: "Some recent, developments regarding the early history of the present senatorial campaign are especially pertinent to the present moment because they fully justify the course of those men who are now asking to withdraw any agreement which they may have made to support another than Senator Hanna. It is now known that the plan to elect Governor Bushnell or Mr. Kurtz to the •.senatorship was developed immediately fetter the appointment of Mr. Hanna on March -t. ••Early Bird Catches the Worm," "Before the month of March had ended pledges in behalf of Governor Bushnell were being- obtained in various parts oC the state from men ambitious to become members of the legislature. The managers who outlined this plan knew who would be likely to be candidates for the nominations and in cases where it was possible to make combinations with them did so, requiring the candidates, in return for their support by the combination, to pledge themselves to vote for Governor Bushnell for the sc-nate. It is known that in a number of cases agreements of this kind were made in March and April, ions prior to the meeting of the state and county conventions which when held declared unanimously for Senator Hanna. l*ledj?es Jiecomes 'Embarrassing:. "That the existence of these pledges thus became a matter of temporary embarrassment to the men who had made them without the knowledge that the conventions would declare for any in- dividaul .eoes without saying, but that t'neir first duty after accepting a nomination and election under these circumstances was to withdraw- their iledges made before these new cos- itions arose is equally apparent. Those liedg-es were made upon the supposi- ion that the election of senator would ollow the usual course, and that each •nember would be entirely free to vote or such individual candidate as his udgment might dictate. When it de- eloped later, however, that both the tate and county conventions declared unequivocally for a single individual he men accepting nominations under ho?e conditons were placed in an en- irely new position. ' HAWKEYE STATE HAS BAD LUCK. Gives Prefe:rence to Veterans. Washington, Js.n. 10.—Representative Howe, of New York, has introduced a civil service bill designed to protect war veterans in the government service. It gives preference to honorably discharged soldie:rs, sailors and marines in appointments, retentions, and promotions in all the departments and branches, with a few exceptions. Physical impairment not in fact incapacity will not disqualify if they shall have business capacity for the office. They are not to be removed except for good cause and on charges and hearing; arid pensioners employed at a salary of $1,200 or over are to surrender pensions while employed. Officious Officials Prevent tie Mob from Bagging Two. Cedar Rapids, la., Jan. 10.—At Cedar Falls Saturday evening Earl Coleman, 13 years old, son of Presiding Elder F. M- Coleman, was kidnaped from in front of his father's residence by Fred Charnplain. who started towards the •woods-with him. Cashier ililler, of the First National bank, attempted to rescue the boy, but Champlain drove him back -with a revolver, and before a posse could be organized-.the pair had disappeared. At 11:50 a; night Champlain was dicsovered in the basement of the Opera House. He -was armed heavily, and had killed the boy, it teared. About midnight Hon. "W. Ellis CUT Attorney Lermer discovered The Memphis Bonble Tragedy. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 10,.— Dr. Shep A, Rogers, the well-known physician -who was shot by Mrs, Mary Sandbrink, died Saturday at St. Joseph's hospital. Dr. Rogers lingered in mortal agony un'tfl the end came. In a statement written by the -woman before the shooting she alleges that the physician had borrowed money from her which he would not pay, and after gaining not marry her. her affection Counterfeit f lOXMld Pi' "Washington, Jan. 10.—Three counterfeit $10 gold pieces were received Saturday by Acting Chief Brackett, of the secret service. They are said to Oe of. excellent^ workmanship. In welglat, however*-they are eiehtr-one grai [ GRIFFITH IS FOR 3AXXA KOW. He Finds'His Home Too Warm for a Member of. the Opposition. , Columbus, O., Jan. 10.—A delegation )f Republicans arrived from Marysville, Union county, late Saturday night, and at midnight the last statement ; of Speaker Pro Tern. Griffith was given out. In his statement Griffith says that he was a candidate for speaker pro tern, and when he discovered that slate had been made, up leaving him out in the cold he joined in a combination to break the slate and secure the coveted place. He says that he always expected to vote for Hanna and fully exonerates the latter from any intentional indignities offered to Mrs. Griffith. He says that he found his association with the combine had offended his Republican constituents, so much so that it made it unpleasant for nim to return home. His visit to Marysville shows him, he says, that the Republican sentiment is for Hanna aud, obeying- their demand he announces his intention of voting for Hanna as long as Hanna is a candidate. As this statement gives the Hanna men on their claims 73 votes of record in writing there Is great rejoicing at their headquarters over having the necessary majority. At the headquarters of the opposition they say they still have a majority over all and that they will yet have Griffith and Manuel back before the ballot begins. Reports from indignation meetings in the counties are pouring into the Hanna hcado.uarters. These meetings are of the clubs, county committees and other organizations, and speeches are made and resolutions adopted against Governor Bushnell, the bolting Republican members and others. The indignation goes to the extent of resolutions insisting that Harry C. Mason resign as speaker and that all other Republicans elected to legislative offices by the bolting Republicans combining with the Democratic members rive up their places or get out of the Republican party. There are those who have no authority to speak for Hanna insisting iJiat Mason would yet be ousted and that the house would be completely reorganized this week. BETA>' TALKS TO CHICAGO KEK. Banquet In Honor of Jackson i» Which H» In the Chief Guest. Chicago, Jan. 10.—A host of Democrats, quite a number of them from Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin, celebrated Jackson Day by a banquet at the Tr*- mont House Saturday evening. Hon William J. Bryan was |the principal guest. -He reached Chicalgo from Lincoln Saturday rei?itaK. twin* «M* £ unanimous protest of the people—the same classes which are now trying to coerce the government into the surrender of its sovereign right to control the money of the country. Farther along he said that the "present secretary of the treasury is eminently fitted 'to be the instrument of the financiers in their efforts to complete the scheme commenced twenty-four years ago and continued without interruption until the present day." Referring to recent reductions in wages of the cotton workers of New England he said: "Why is not some court asked to enjoin employers from uniting together to reduce wages? Can combinations among employers be innocent if co-operation among miners is crime. He closed with a plea for all silver men to organize a.nd go to work for 1900. The day was celebrated in moat pi the cities of the country—at St. Louis, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Columbus. 0.. where the senatorship fight was the burden of the speeches: New Tork, Omaha and Denver. At the latter place George Fred Williams, of Massachusetts, was the chief speaker, and in the course of his speech he said: "And as for the candidate in 1900, the man has already been named. He is Willia.m J. pryan. Itjs no more necessary that the friends offihe government by the peo- ole should%ave one platform than that they should have one candidate." Dur- , ing the evening several speakers referred to William.* as a popular candidate for the vice presidency, and the combination "Bryan and Williams" was cheered to the echo. Split of Massachusetts Democrats, Boston, Jan. 10.—The annual reorganization meeting of the Democratic state central committee Saturday, resulted in a split, the anti-Williams men, headed by ex-Senator George P. Cook, of Milford. and Daniel H. Oakley, of Boston, leaving the meeting in a body. The bolters then engaged an apartment in another part of the hotel and held & meeting of their own-_ EXPERIMENT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL Rural Free Delivery Is Interesting Pont- ina>U-r General Gary. Washington. Jnn. 10.—Postmaster General Gary is taking a great deal of interest In the matter of the extension of free mail delivery in the rural dhs- triots. The department was given' 000 with which to make experiments in this line during the present fiscal year, and those already tried ha.ve proved very successful. General Gary hone? that congress will make a much larger appropriation for the purpose during the coming year with which to extend the sphere of tho experments already undertaken. In this connection he has prepared and sent to Chairmen Loud, of the postoffiee committee, a report showing the extent to which rural free delivery has been put in operation in Europe. In Great Britain the free delivery of letters was begun about fifty years ago. All mails are delivered at the office of the addresses without extra charge, the rural postman making a daily walk of from fifteen to eighteen miles and receiving a. compensation of 18 shillings, or about $4.50 per week. Pensions are granted in cases of permanent incapacity after ten years of active duty. Rural posts are believed to be self- supporting Low Bates to the Monetary Contention. Indianapolis, Jan. 10.—Reduced railroad rates from every point in the country will be granted to delegates to the monetary convention. The central traffic and trunk line associations have agreed to make the rates over their lines one fare Through these for the round trip. two associations the work of securing rates has been gy«- teniatically extended to the other organizations and those yet to be heard from, as is expected to make the one fare for the round trip or not more than one and one-third. From letters received it is estimated that the coming convention will be as largely attended by delegates as was the first ova, Men's National rC7«r»*. Chicago, Jan, 10. — The annual convention of the Brotherhood of Steam Shovel and Dredge Engineers and Cranesmen of America adjourned yesterday after a few days' session. Delegates were present from nearly every state in the Union. A resolution -was , passed favoring- the construction of the Xicarasrua canal by America* capital, the food per*.

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