VOL- XX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA- SATURDAY MORNING. APRIL '27. 1895. NO-100. A PERFECT WAIST IN iHT MAKE ,1 F1NJSE WE EXCEL! > Not only Ju Dry Goods proper, but in all its kindred lines which <COiue within the Hcopa of a vast retail establishment. EIOUSB us but we are boasting aboat our SHIRT WAISTS this time It's to good to keep to ourselves. They could not be made better in -fit or finish, i( you paid ns twice the price. The better ones are made of finer fabrics. We lit every Waisc if you wish. We know they'll fit. To open the season we have a, few special inducements this •week. SHIRT WAISTS AT <50c, 60c, 98c, $1 25, $1.50, $1.75 and $2 They should and will be more. One thousand deigns but only two makes and they are the best. We offer little inducements in Belts, Belt Buckles, Beltings, and Belt Ping. Watch what -we are going to nay about Serge Suits oest week. The Busy Bee Hive ^'^^^••^•••^•••••••^^^^••••^^"••^j^ii^^^^^^^^^^yy^™^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^' 1895 SPRING 1895 We take Pleasure in Announcing the .Arrival or' Our Spring Suitings! And we feel justly proud i-a the success of our untiring efforts which enable us to show you this season the Latest, Most Stylish, Most Attractive and Exclusive Line of woolens in the city. . Carl W. Keller, Tailor & Draper. 311 Market St. MOTHERS! If you want to dress your little ones in Up- To-Date Clothingtfsee my line of Combination, Reefer, Junior and Jersey Suits. They have never been equaled in Logansport. . G GRACE. 426 BROADWAY. JUMP TO DEATH. Fire in a Montreal Tobacco Factory Results Fatally, ; Two Girli Dead and Many More Injured—Thrilling Scenes, in a Veritable: Fire Trap. , Can., April 2G.—W. C. McDonald's extensive tobacco factory in Ontario street was partially destroyed by fire Thursday evening. Blanch and Victoria Thibeadeau were killed and thirty-three others, of whom most were girls, were badly injured. Fifteen of those hurt, it is thought, will die. The loss will reach §500,000, on which, there is DO insurance. There was not a fire-escape on the outside nor an3' appliances on the inside of the building for fighting 1 the fire. Even the windows were guarded by heavy iron screens, presumably to prevent theft. The fire started at 5 o'clock in the drying-room, and for awhile smoldered. Then suddenly the flames burst through and a panic ensued. Wild Fanlc. There were DOO employes in the building, which had no fire escapes and only two staircases in the interior. All the windows were barred with heavy Iron lattice work, a precaution taken to keep employes from throwing tobacco to their friends. Frantic with fear, the women, of whom there were fully 600 penned up on the top stairs, screamed for help, half choked by the greasy black smoke. The dense crowd prayed and shouted as it swayed to and fro in its excitement and horror, and relatives and friends of the people made piteous appeals to save their loved ones. Some of the girls managed to tear one of tho iron lattices from a window. Then the real tragedy of the night began. Blanche Thibeadeau, aged 18, crazed with fear, jumped first and was battered, into a shapeless mass. A cry of horror went up, but it was only a beginning. Before tender hands could lift the remains into an ambulance others had attempted the terrible leap, following the first like frightened sheep. Out they came, one after another, till twenty inanimate bodies littered the sidewalk and were carried away to tho various hospitals among the lamentations of thu crowd. Three priests, their soutanes trailing in tho mud, were kneeling un the ground praying for the souls of the unfortunates. Ambulances could not attend to them all and cabs were pressed into service. Six were convoyed to the General, seven 10 the Notre Dame and nine to the Royal Victoria hospital. TIilrty-Flve Kllloit or Injured. Alphonsine Thibeadeau, a sister of the girl who jumped first, broke her back and died. Of the others who jumped from the fourth story, Amelia Sorbine v Ida Fortin, Rosanna Beauchamp and about ten others, the doctors say, are fatally injured. A score of others who jumped from lower windows or were pushed down the stairways were badly injured. In all about thirty-five girls, all French Canadians, were hurt and killed. JJodlus lu tbe Buln*. At a late hour it is said at least six girls are missing and there is little doubt their charred and crushed bodies are in the ruins. The hospitals and morgue are overrun with people looking for missing relatives and the surgeons are doing their work to the accompaniment of the prayers of the priests. . W. C, McDonald, who is well known as the Canadian tobacco king, is several times a millionaire and has donated two magnificent buildings to the McGill universits'. Two years ago he determined that his factory, which is an immense four-story block, could not burn and he dropped all insurance. During the fire McDonald rushed abont like a madman bewailing his low. There are rumors of his arrest for violating the building ordinances in not having, proper exits and escapes, and it Is more than likely several building inspectors will be discharged. May Torn Convict! loot*. LrscoLJf, Neb., April 30.— A peculiar situation has developed in state finances, by which it may be necessary to close the penitentiary. The last legislature abolished the contract sy»- tem in vogue but failed to appropriate funds to pay the institution's expense*. No money is available. The governor must call an extra session of the legislature to have the appropriation made or make the penitentiary self-supporting. He will try the latter. jf • Struck by a Locomotive. ST. Louis, .April 26.—While walking on the elevated railroad tracks near North Market street Friday morning, Mrs. Carrie Wells, aged 40 years, was struck by a locomotive and thrown to the pavement, a distance of 30 feet. Mrs. Wells was instantly killed, and her little 7-year-old girl, who was with her, but who jumped on the approach, of the engine, was slightly injured. The woman ivas a dissolute character. tire product ol American sliver mines •were adopted by a practically unanimous vote. There, ivere 1, 100 delegates in attendance. _ _ DURRANT OR THE PKEACHER? Deaperate Effort to Clear tho Former by Implicating tb« Tjtttnr. SAX FKAXCISCO, April 20.— About the only tangible evidence so far obtained against Durrant, the medical student accused of having killed Minnie "Williams, is that the prisoner was better acquainted with tho dead girl than he will acknowledge. As to the matter of the positive identification of Durrant as having 1 been seen about the church where the murders occurred during the evening when the deed was committed, that has not so far been done. The manner of the cross-examination indicates that Durrani's lawyers propose to throw tho preacher forward as the center of their theory of the murders, for, of course, when they contend that Durrant did not commit tho crimes, they ruustsupply a possible substitute, and Rev. John George Gibson understands just what they are about. It is hard to conceive just how they will connect tho preacher with tho murder, for he was at the party of the Ernanuel church young people at Dr. Voxel's houaa - that night from 7:30 o'clock until 11, when Durrnnt, who should have been there to act as secretary, did not appear until after 9:30. EXPLOSION. TEIPLE ALLIANCE, NITROGLYCERINE Driver and Two Borne* Blown Co Atom» At BlufTton, lud. FOKT WAYXIS, Ind., April 2G.— William Dlmer started Friday morning from Bluffton to the Montpelier oil fields .with 720 quarts of nitroglycerine in a wagon. When 2 miles from Bluffton the wagon wheels struck the root of a tree and upset tho wagon. An explosion Immediately occurred which made a hole CO feet across tho top and 15 feet deep. Four or five large oak trees were blown down and carried a distance of 500 feet. Ulmer nnd his horses wore blown to atoms. Window glass .was broken in houses for miles around, and the shock was plainly felt in this city, a distance of 25 miles from the explosion. BURIED ALIVE. Tons of Sand Cttvo In on Workmen— Two Believed lo Be Dead. CLNCISXATI, April 20.— The sandbank known as Flemings, located near the Pullman shops, ' out back of Ludlow, Ky., caved in at 11:20 a. in. Friday, burying three workmen, George Wilbers, Jacob Bleckner and Fred Sclioll, all residents of >Ludlow. Two other workmen, named Gary and Hooper,' barely escaped the avalanche. Many tons of sand covered the men. Several hundred employes from the Pullman shops and the lagoon came to tho rescue, and an hour later Wilbers'was rescued alive. At 2 o'clock p. -m. Bleckner and Scholl were still buried and are believed to be dead. Will Appeal to American Capltallxu. ST. JoHSS, > v . F.', April 20.— Sir William Whiteway's followers, composing tho government of Newfoundland, have resolved upon appealing- for help to the United States, asking them to grapple with the present financial difficulties which are irresistibly drawing the island toward union with Canada. Tho colony needs 51,000,000 to meet pressing liabilities in the shape of withdrawals from the government savings banks and interest on loans due in London at the end of June. The government Intends applying to Amer• ican capitalists to obtain the money. 'WLir lie ncaru .uay l. NEW YOBK, April 26.— Argument on the application for a writ for the removal of Collis. P. Huntington to California on the charge of having given a free pass to Frank M. Stone in violation of the interstate commerce law, which was to have been heard before Judge Brown in the United States district court Thursday, has been adjourned nntil May 1 by mutual consent of counsel. Workmen Hurt In New York. NEW YORK, April 26.— An accident occurred Friday morning at the Old Metropolitan hotel, Broadway and Prince street, which is being torn down, by which seven workmen were injured. Only one was seriously hurt while the others received _slight_injuries. __ For thM Cnaniplonshlp. SABAXOGA, N. Y., April 20.— -Edward D. Rogers, of Schnylerville, has challenged J. G. Gaudaur, of Orillia, Ont, to row a 3-mile single scull boat race for the championship of America and $1,000 a side. Great Britain and Japan [Said to Want Oar Aid. Trying to Induce Us to Enter Into • Commercial Compact — China **" May Reject Treaty. A', April 2G.—Rumors of a new triple alliance are afloat among the diplomatic corps to-day. Tho members of the new international compact, if it be perfected, will be the greatest nations of the continents of Europe, Asia nnd America. In other words an effort is being made, according- to diplomatic authority, to induce the United States to join Great Britain and Japan in an alliance against the powers ol Europe and of everywhere else.- Merely a Commercial AIli;inco. Knowing well the disinclination of this countrj- to entangle itself with foreign countries in defensive and offensive alliances, Great Britain and Japan are said to have suggested a mere commercial alliance. Should the invitation to join such an alliance be accepted by this government the mere announcement would, it i thought, be 6«flicieut to 'hole Russia, ..Germany uud France in check in. their attempt to proven the consummation of the treaty of peace between Japan and China by which China will cede certain of her territory to Japan. Will lie Promptly Declined. People in close touch with the ad ministration do not hesitate to predict that the invitation, if it has been received, will be promptly declined. They admit the great commercial advantages which would result from such an alliance; but they point out that it has always been the custom for this country to keep aloof from alliances of that sort. Good Way to Got Even. Others, however, suggest that the past has nothing to do with the future, especially when the new conditions of the present ure tukeu into consideration; and that inasmuch as pretty much all of Europe has combined to shut out our cattle and fresh beef on cooked-up and wholly false charges, it would be but meet and proper, too, for this country to join Great Britain and Japan and not only crack the Chinese nut, but eat the kernel. SlliiUtur Kurlno Tallu. Minister Kurino. of Japan,- Friday gave out a very significant interview on the eastern question. He said that in. his opinion tbe commercial interests of the United States in the teast, particularly in Japan, are so much more extensive and important than those of Germany or France, that it would be eminently desirable, in tho 'event of a Franco-German alliance' with Russia to prevent the consummation of the peace treaty, for the United States to take an active part in offsetting such an alliance. Mr. Kuriao wishes it to be clearly understood, however, that this was his personal conviction. MAY BE REJECTED. Chine** Cenior* Object to the Term* of tbe Treaty. SnAXQHAl, April 26.— A. dispatch received here from Peking says that affairs there are in a critical state. Some of the generals are in favor of continuing the war. The censors object to Viceroy Li Hung Chang and the terms of tbe treaty of peace between China 'and Japan, and the officials are claiming that the emperor alone should decide upon the terms. The ratification of the treaty, consequently, is uncertain and ii it is not ratified it is feared that there will be trouble with the army. Hamlu Ready for Action. NEW YOKK, April 26. —A special cablegram from Tokio says: "The Russian and French fleets in these waters are prepared to stop Japanese communications unless Japan abandons all claims upon territory in Manchuria." gyg In Dead Karnut. LOSDOX, April 28.—A dispatch to the St. James Gazette from St. Petersburg says that besides the note of protest sent to Tokio in concert with France and Germany, the Russian government has made a vehement protest to the Japanese agent in St. Petersburg. Hotuci Gone. N. D., April ^6.— An early morning fire destroyed the business portion of the city, the residence nortion havinsr a narrow escape. Fo> Fre* Coinage. TOPEKA, Kaa., April 20.—There is no longer room for doubt as to where "Kansas republicans stand on the silver question. At i meeting of the Republican league Tmrsday resolutions de- clarinjr for thefree coinage of the en- Three Ftr»on» Cremated. FBAXKFORT, Ky., April 26.— A block of storerooms and tenement houses known as the Encel block was destroyed by tire and James Yeag-er, an old man, and his two children, aged 5 and 9, were burned to death, and half a dozen families barely escaped from the building. O«car Plead* >*oc Guilty. LOXDOX, April 26.—Oscar Wilde and Alfred Taylor were brought for trial 1'riday at the Old Bailey and pleaded not guilty. YORK, April 26.—-Tne "Manhattan exchange," of Wall street, the successor of Baldwin Brothers Co., of New York, have suspended after an 'existence under-the present title of exactly two weeks. The Manhattan exchange has offices all over New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Threatened strike at Denver. DE>-VEB, Col., April 26.—The Denver Consolidated Tramway company, controlling- nearly all the electric lines in this city, reduced wages of conductors and motormen to twenty cents an hour Friday. It is probable a strike will result More Troop* for Cabn. MADRID, April 26.—Another battalion of infantry embarks at Cadiz on May 4 in order to reinforce the Spanish troops on the island of Cuba. INDIANA NEWS. Told in Brief by Dispatches from Various Localities. v i, Arreited for an Old Murder. AXDEESOX, Ind.,' April 20.— William Desbeuett, of Muncie, was arrested near here charged with murdering- aj> unknown man in 1S1>0. Henry Seybert,' ' of this city, was arrested ns an accessory, and both men were takes to Terre Haute, Desbeuett denies the charge, but Seybert says he^ witnessed the killing- and saw the fatal blow struck. Desbenett followed the man and knocked him down for tho purpose of robbery. He got §14. Tho man died where he fell. The body was never identified. There is a reward of S500 for The murderers. f . NOIY J'rlMm IMrfCtorn. £ IXDIAXAPOLIS, Jnil., April SO.— TIi* deadlock wliicli hns existed in the republican state appointing board sine* March 12 was broken by tho appointment of the following- directors for the state prison south: Win field Scots Carpenter, Brazil; James R. Henry. Indianapolis. ;ind .lohu Nugent, of Evans- villo. Tho appointees are republicans. They were named with the understand' ing that they ;ire lo appoint A. X. Ilnrt, of Brazil, warden of the prison. Warden Patten will not surrender possession \mtil the courts compel him. ^^ Youthful linrclar*. fr' VALPARAISO, Ind., April 2C.— Richard Thomas, aged 20, and "Alert 1 ' Capers, aged 19, were arrested here for highway robbery a ad burglary. During- the last two weeks several persona have been held up on the outskirts of the city and robbed. Both coufess that they done the work and also that they robbed the Grand Trunk freight house, whore they secured part of an outfit belonging to Broncho John Sullivan"» . wild west show. Most of these goods were pawned in Chicago. Try to Wreck »n I^xprnm Train. \VAnA8ir, Ind.. April 2fl. — An attempt was made to ditch west-bound express No. 9 on the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago road. When approaching Larwill the engineer noticed a pile of ties on the track, but could not stop before striking the obstruction. The passengers were somewhat shaken up, but no one was hurt and the locomotive was not disabled. Invent *300,000 in Natural Giu. WABASJT, Ind., April 26.—The formal transfer o( the plant of the W»bash Natural Gas company to tho Dietrich syndicate has been made. Tha amount agreed upon—$300,000 for thj» property, together with tho Waboajt artificial g-nj; j->]a.nfc-.<uirl this Somerset Herbst and Nicr natural gas plimto— was paid over and the New YorkefH Msumed control. Extend! IU Train Service. LA POBTE, Ind., April 26.— Leading 1 officials of the Chicago & West Michigan and tho Chicago &, Eastern Illinot* railroads wore here lo make arrangements for the running of Chicago A Eastern Illinois trains over the Chicago and West Michigan road from I-k Crosse, Ind., to New Buffalo, Miofc. This will make an additional railroad for Ln Porte. (Veil Known ID KeT«ral State*. CBAWPORD6VILLE, Ind., April 86, John Sanford Gray, aged 80 years, di*A at his home west of here. He w«» cnown throughout the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky by- reason of his connection with the National Horse Thief Detective associmr- tlon, originally the Wabash Valley General Horse Thief assooiation. I»oth 1'artlei Were Vtctorlon*. nrCESrxES. Ind., April 20.— The eel- ' ebrated Jordan vs. Jordan divorce case came to an end Thursday. Special Judge Mason J. Niblack granted th* lusband, Aaron George Jordan, a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, and •ave the wife, Louisa. Jordan, $2,500 alimony. «.t Lafayette. LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 25. — Fire de- •troyed the plant of the Virginia paper mill, a branch of the American straw- joard trust, together with adjoining company buildings. The loss will reach 850,000, with insurance amounting to about half that sum. Ferllhxd In a Forent Fire. COT.UMBUB, Ind., April 26. — Jame» Jadding, a farmer in. Brown county, disappeared a few days ago. Search- ng parties found his body where he had been fighting a. forest fire. Both t were burned off, as was also on* land and arm. Jomped from a Train. LA PORTE,- Ind., April 20,— A prisoner n the custody of Sheriff White, of Tip,on county, who was on his way to th» >rison north, made his escape by leap- ng from a Lake Erie & Western train >etween this city and StillwclL The Army Worm. Ind., April 20. — The army worm has made its appearance itt this vicinity .and also through Ken- ucky, and its devastations are doing- 5-reat damage to ihe farmers, especially taong vhu growers of >-mall fruit, Jfurii*;<l to J>eatb. X, Ind.. .April 26.— Henry flod- living near here, was alone in the louse and his clothing caught firo rom a stove. He was old and unable help himself and burned to death.
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