Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 17, 1898 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, January 17, 1898
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 28D YEAR. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 37. 1898 NO 66. THIS WEEK Will be the week of all weeks. All our previous efforts to be outdone ----OUR 18TH ANNUAL REMNANT and LINEN SALE Will be the Attraction. Spend a half hour in looking around our store. Every counter, a price list in itself. 4 09and4iiBdwy. Through to Wall St. 3o61Fourth. 8 o Action of the United Mine Work- National Convention at Columbus. ers' DELEGATES ALL, GO TO CHICAGO. PATENT AND AUTOMATIC Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grades on the Market. /-TVETHEM FITS. ^^_,^ ^^^^M^^^™^^^^^^^^^™ That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 , H- G.'Pucker. Tailor, 4ft and Broadway. DEATH OF BENJAMIN BUTTERWORTH Patent Commissioner Dies at Thomas-rilla, Ga.— Gen. AURCI- Also Dead. Cincinnati, Jan. IT.—A special to The Commercial-Tribune from Thomasville, Go.., says: Hon. Benjamin Butterworth, United States commissioner of patents, who has! been ill at Piney Woods hotel here several weeks, died at 3:15 yesterday afternoon. The end was peaceful, fc*jirins a Demand for Ten Cents Increase iu the Price for Digging Coal—Four Hundred Operators and Dealers in Coal Will Jtteet Them at the Windy City and Try to Atfree on a Scale—Cotton Mill Situation i-Strike Has Begun. Columbus, O., Jan. 17.—The question of a defense fund caused a lively debate in the convention of the United Mine Workers just before adjournment Saturday evening. A resolution was introduced providing that a defense fund be created, the fund to remain unmolested until! $100,000 had accumulated. This condition provoked a storm of discussion, the opposition to it coming chiefly from Illinois, where there are several strikes now in progress. It was claimed that such a provision would prevent miners now on strike receiving aicl from the national organization when they most needed it. "While the opposition was in the minority the fight which it put up was so vigorous that t prevented the adoption of the reso- ution, and it was referred back to the * committee to formulate by-laws to govern the use of the defense fund. This plan will be submitted to the delegates n Chicago. National Headquarters for Indiatapolls. There was a sharp skirmish over the removal of the national headquarters of the organization from Columbus, as recommended by President Ratchford. President Ratchford favored Cleveland, but a combination was made which led to Indianapolis being chosen as the location for the headquarters. The final vote on the proposition stood 234 in favor of Indianapolis to 188 for Columbus. The headquarters have been located In Columbus ever since the United Mine Workers was organized in this city in 1890. The convention voted to appropriate S200 to assist a strike of engineers and railway employes in England. It was decided to hold the next convention .n Pittsburg- the second Tuesday in January, 1S99. Instructions to th« Delegates to Chicago. The delegates to the convention, about 200 in number, left today for Chi:ago to attend the joint conference with the operators. There was an effort dur- .ng 'the convention to adopt a policy to be followed in the: joint convention, but t failed. It was proposed to select cer- Lain delegates to act as spokesmen in the Conference, but objection was raised on\he ground that this was akin to gag rule, and the proposition was promptly voted down. All the delegates will now have the privilege of speaking in the joint, conference. The delegates will go .nto the conference demanding first, an advance of 10 cents per ton in the price of mining, and second an eight-hour work day. The whole question of differentials is left.open, and will probably be settled by the operators, as there is a greater contest among them over the question than among the miners. JOINT COXFEIiENCE AT CHICAGO. THR TAILOR' Can Suit You in Style and Prices. THOMPSON'S HE5RB TEA . . . FOR THE . . . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Biliousness, Liver and Kidney [Complaints, Rheumatism, NeuraljTia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Swofula, Erysipelas. Salt Eheum, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fever and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of tho Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, "PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. , BKNJAMIK BUTTERWOF.TE. and when it came his wife a.-.d children were at his bedside. He came here to recuperate from an attack of pneumonia and recovered rapidly till two weeks ago when he suffered from uraemic convulsions. From that relapse he never recovered. His body will be sent to Washington. Benjamin Butterworth was what is kown as a "birthright Quaker." Those who knew him best during his busy career are unanimous in saying that his daily life was as exemplary of the tenets of that faith as that of any public official could be. He was born in Warren county, O., Oct. 22, 1837; was a member of the state senate of Ohio from Warren and Butler counties in 1873-74; was elected from the First Ohio district to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, Forty-ninth and Fiftieth congresses,, and was re-elected to the Fifty-first congress as a. Republican. During the' war he attained the rank of major in an Ohio regiment. He was commissioner of patents first during the administration of Garfleld and Arthur and his record made then and subsequently had great weight with President McKinley in selecting him for thai; position. He was made secretary of the World's fair project early in the inception of that great enterprise at Chicago during the early '90's and served efficiently in that capacity until its close. A wife and four children survive, one of the children being William, who married Miss Deere, of Moline, 111:5. Frank is a foot ball player of national reputation. Washington, Jan. 17.—General Christopher Colon Auger, TJ. S. A., retired, died of old age at his home in Wesc Washington last night. General Auger was oae of the three surviving members of the class of '43 at West Point, the class with which General Grant was graduated. General Auger served with Grant in Mexico and afterward with distinction through the civil war. Alter the civil war he saw considerable active service in the Indiaji uprisings on the frontier and later in command of various departments of the army. Ontario's' Allen lAbo* I*w. Toronto, Ont., Jan. 17.—The Ontario legislature adjourned Friday night, and In its closing hoars passed a bill providing that no persons shall be employed in the construction of subsidized railways in Ontario who are subjects to any country which has an alien labor law which practically excludes Canadians from employment OE public or other -worXs therein. The legislature also passed timber regulations which require ail s&wlogs cut In Ontario hereafter to be rai.de Into lumber to Canada. .. . .. .. '• . Four Hundred Ccial Owners; and Dealer* Are Represented f-'. ?a Four States. Chicago, Jan. 1'°.- jiore than 400 owners of coal mines throughout the country and representatives of large dealers and operators in "black diamonds" met in convention in the auditorium room of the Young Men's Christian association this morning to consider a new wage scale and to taken other measures tending to prevent a recurrence of the strikes of last summer. The operators are alarmed at the outlook and have come to the conclusion that something must be done immediately or the same old battles will have to be fought over- again next siummer. The principal states "represented are Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, West Virginia did not send delegates, owing to the' action of the mine owners of that state during the last strike. It is said that several West Virginia operators realized large fortunes by refusing to side with the mine'.owners of other states. Several of the largest operators of the east are now in favor of granting the y.cale for which the men struck last year. This .will be an advance of 28 cents over the present scale. Some of the western operators, however, are opposed to granting: so large a concession, and it is possible the convention may split on that point. If the raise In v.-ases is agreed upon it will resu'.c in a corresponding raise in prices. The urospect for an agreement between employers and men is dubious. It is said the" miners' unions are preparing to make demands even greater than they did last summer, and. will not be content with mild concessions. The friendly operators will exert every effort to adopt some course of action that will prove acceptable to all. Whatever action is taken will be bindins on all the corporations represented. COTTON MILL i.TaiKE HAS BEGU>'. New Bedford Men Give It a. Start and Others WHI Follow. Boston. Jan. IT.—The operatives in over half a hundred cotton mills in New England states ceased to be paid under the old schedule of prices when they left their work Saturday. This morning the general policy of the manufacturers to reduce wages is in effect in nearly every mill center in the six states. The reduction has tx-come operative in the cotton mills of New Bedford, Lowell, the Pawtuxet and Blackstone valley In Rhode Island and in the statesof Maine and New Hampshire. The Fall River mills, with the exception of three corporations, cut wages earlier in the month, as did also the Amoskeag company, of Manchester, and the mills In Baton ao4 a number of snuiUay Bedford continues to ye tne stoVro center. The: indications are that all the cotton nr.iils. in that city will be silent for some time to come, the employes , having decided almost unanimously not j to go to work under the lower wage; scale. The attempts of the state board of arbitration to bring about a compromise have failed, and there is little chance that the request of the city council of New Bedford that the, reduction be postponed one week will have the desired effect. The Xew Bedford mill hands will be supported by other centers. The operatives in the Biddeford, Me., mills have voted to stay cut. and it is possible several minor strikes will ocur in other places. A portion of the Queen City mill operatives at Burlington, Vt., are already out. Saturday notices of a 10 per cent, reduction were posted at the Atlantic anl Pacific corporations, of Lawrence. A dispatch from that city states that the other cotton mills there will undoubtedly follow. The Lawrence mills are the last to come into line. They employ about 12,00 hands. The reduction in most of the New England mills amounts either to 10 or 111-9 per cent. Mine Laborers Want Representation. Brazil, Ind., Jan. 17,—A mass meeting of the mine laborers was held here Saturday attended by 600 laborers and a large number of miners. At the outset the miners were ordered to withdraw, and they withdrew. The laborers selected a delegation to the miners' convention at Chicago today. They instructed this committee to demand the mining price of three .tons of coal as the laborer's day's wage* instead of the present scale of two and a-half tons. A prominent operator who is a delegate to the convention says this contesting delegation will not je seated. PROBABILITIES IN CONGRESS. Senate Will Continue to Talk Hawaii- House X-ikely To Be Warm. Washington, Jan. 17.—The Hawaiau annexation treaty will this week again occupy the major portion of the time of the senate. There is a unanimous agreement to vote upon the immigration bill today, and it is altogetherprob- able that this vote will be preceded by gome discussion of the merits of the bill, which will postpone Hawaii for a day. Wolcott has given notice of his intention to address the senate today, when he will make, a report of the transactions of the recent International bimetallic commission. When the senate resumes consideration of the Hawaiian treaty Morgan will take the floor. There is no hope that the' discussion will he concluded during the week. The house is likely to become the arena for a general discusision of our foreign relations in connection with the consideration of the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill during the present week. The Cuban situation, the annex ation of Hawaii, and the designs of the European powers toward China will, oi course, be the principal topic to attract attention. The house managers do not want an extended debate on Cuba precipitated at this time, but th« minority ' is determined to press the question during the consideration of this bill. NOW WE CAN BREATHE FREELY. Gen. Booth and His Secession Son Hav< Met and Nothing Happened. Now York, Jan. 17.—After an interview between General William Booth, of the Salvation Army, and Commandei Ballington Booth, of the Volunteers o£ America, yesterday afternoon at thf Windsor hotel, the following statement was given out by those who witnessed the interview. "General William Boot! and Commander Ballington Booth today at the Windsor hotel met in th< presence of Rev. Dr. Josiah Strong and Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall. "The interview was purely as between father and son. Nothing transpired calculated to lead to any amalgamation of the two movements. It was agreed that all public controversy in the press or otherwise between the two movements should as far as-possible come to an end." This impor tant bulletin is signed by Josiah Strong and Charles Cutbbert Hall, who were present by the demand, practically, of Ballington Booth, who would not see his father alone for some reason. General Booth arrived from England Saturday Kxport and Import Statistics. Washington, Jan. 17.—The monthly statement of the exports and imports, issued by the bureau of statistics, shows that the exports of domestic merchandise for December last amounted to $123,181,743. an increase as compared with December, 1S96, of over 17,000,000 For the twelve months the increase was over $93,000.000. The imports of merchandise during December las amounted to $51,514,733, of which $24,- 1S4.5SS was free of duty. This is a fall ing off in dutiable merchandise of over JS.500,000- For the twelve months th increase was about $54,500.000. Wisconsin's N>w Caucus Ij»w. Madison. Wis., Jan. 17.—It becam known Saturday that the new caucus law passed by the last legislature may prove dangerous, because of the ignorance of the public as to its provisions. The law provides that the officers to conduct the caucusses for the entire vear must be appointed on or before Feb. 1. So far as can be learned here the provision has been complied with thus far in few if any parts of the state which are affected by the law. Judge Ixras's Pension Case. Washington, Jan. 17.—The celebrated pension case of Judge Charles D. Long, of Michigan, made its reappearance Saturday before the pension office in the shape of an application to Commissioner Evans to vacate the order reducing the judge's pension from $72 to J50 per month. The claim is that a pension is a vested right, and once granted cannot be reduced. GIFT IS IEM1LY FftTAL Senator Blackburn's Present to His Daughter Plays Her a Deadly Trick. -^ LADY'S PISTOL'S UNTIMELY SHOT. Puts ft Bullet Into Her Kxft Brea»t Which Luckily Glances Hound, a Bib—Shock So Serious However, T!i«* Her JPhj-slcUum. Are Betlcent as to Hie Outcome — Gnu Cat<:ut!S In Some Lace Being Lifted from a Bureau Drawer. Washington. Jan. 17.— Mrs. Lucille Lane, youngest daughter of ex-Senator Toe Blackburn, of Kentucky, shot her;elf in her apartment at the Wellington lotel Saturday night. According to the statement given out by the family the ihooting was accidental. Both of Mrs. Dane's physicians refused todiscussthe subject, even to the extent of saying whether or not the wound would prove fatal, but from the best that can be earned she will probably recover, although now suffering from shock. A. 'riend of the family nominated to give out a statement of the occurrence said that about midnight on Saturday Mrs. ,ane was preparing to retire. Her husband at the time was in the adjoining room looking over the paper. Mrs. Lane opened a bureau drawer to get a handkerchief, and picked up a handful of gloves and laces which had been. tossed together into the drawer. Under this fluffy mass was a tiny lady's pfa- tol, a gift to Mrs. 'Lane from her father, and a possession of which she was particularly fond. How the Shootlnfr Occurred". It caught in a piece of lace as she raised 'her hand, and falling of its own, weight struck the hammer on. the edge of the open drawer. The pistol exploded and the ball penetrated her left breast. What became of It is impossible to say. According to the statement given out it struck a rib and range* around beneath the left shoulder, making only a superficial wound. At the same time it is said that Mrs. Lane is suffering so from shock that the physicians have devoted all their energies to rallying her, without attempting: to definitely ascertain the extent of the injury. The most precise statement that either physician would make last night was that Mrs. Lane would probably live till morning. At the request of the family the block in which th« hotel is situated has been roped Off. History of Hie Wounded Woman. Senator Blackburn is deeply affected by the occurrence. He does not live with his daughter, and when the affair occurrea~vas summoned from his room on New York avenue. Lucille was the younger of Senator Blackburn's two daughters;. She was married in 1895 to Tbos, F. Lane, a prominent business man arid politician of Summitt, N. J. At the time of the marriage Lan° was a chief of division in the treasury department. Subsequently he accepted a place with the Maxim Arms company, of New York, as iheir agent in Washington. The position is reputed a good one, and the Lanes had apparently always an abundance of money. Their little girl was one of the favorite* about the house with all who' knew her. and the particular pride of her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Lane, according to those who saw them every day, were unvaryingly affectionate and attentive to each. other and she, while of slight physique, was in excellent health. SERUM FOR THE HOG CHOLERA. Effects of Its Us* as Observed by the Bureau of Animal Industry- Washington, Jan. 17.— The chief of the bureau of animal industry, Dr. D. E. Salmon, has submitted to Secretary Wilson a report upon the experiments made in the treatment of hogs for hog cholera with anti-toxine serum. This serum is made upon the same principal as the anti-toxine of diphtheria. By inoculation with this serum the resistance of the animal is raised to the highest pi-actical point. When injected under the skin of swine the serum has been found to posses both a preventive and curative action. This serum was first tested upon small animals in the laboratory, and being found efficacious was last fall tested in Page county, la., on several herds; of swine, containing altogether 27S animals. Leaving out one herd, from which definite returns as to cause of death could not be obtained, only thirty-nine died out of 244 animals cf which eighty-six were «ick. One term ii^Kuongrn lor nib. Milwaukee, Jan. 17.— Mayor Rauscben- berger has announced that be will not be a candidate for re-election. One term has been amply sufficient, and he desires to resume his private buain«» **• fairs. Death of »•Well-Known Miner. BracevlUe, Bis„ Jan. 17.—R. Ramsey. superintendent of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul mines at Braceville, an dwidely known throughout the min- 'ing regions of America, died a« nil howe in Braceville Hurt •rento*. Re yiil Makes the feed pare, whoicMCM and

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