Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 3, 1895 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 3, 1895
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. ffihe aihj aurnal VOL. XX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA- FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 3. 1895. NO. 105. Our Next Sale Attraction! Is a Drawing Card. KANSAS CYCLONE. Deals Death and Destruction Everything in Its Path, to A necessity at present with tho advantage of bargain prices. Only the best makes aro handled here. Only the lowest prices are tolerated. Here's the range of prices Many that we cannot quote. Down very low. Ten Persons Known to Have Been Killed — Over a Score Injured — Dwelling Houses Demolished. A sun and rain umbrella, Acacia handle, steel ferrulo. Paragon fraiae,a gloria silk, very neat 88c Tho same in imitation ' Acacia handle Too A hu.ndsome umbrella' Ivory handle, Paragon frame, No. 1 gloria, double seams only $1.25 We art> showing a huudiiomo lino of Mourning, Ivory Handles, Dresden Handle*, Jewel Huuclle.s, Changeable Silks, Natural Wood Handles, etc. All at sale prices. P^RflSOLS. We call particular attention to a Parasols controlled by us. A Court lloyal Pique Parasol in 00 designs. Very handsome,, fancy A beautiful .lino of silk parasols in all colors with wooden handles, at $2, §1.50 and Besides these we aro Bhowiog some very handsome effects in Novelties from §3 to $15. We invite your inspeotiou. .$1.25 $1.40 High 1895 SPRING 1895 We take Pleasure in Announcing the Arrival of Our Spring Suitings! And we feel justly proud ii the success of our untiring efforts which enable us to -how 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 Clothinglsee my line of Combination, Reefer, Junior and Jersey Suits. They have never been equaled in Logansport. Hcrcnrxsox, Kan., May 2.—Seldom Is so much wreck and ruin crowded into such a "brief-space of time as was the result of a cyclone in the farming district 20 miles cast of this city Wednesday afternoon. About -1:20 p. m. u twisting 1 , hurling cloud was seen to approach Patterson, a small station on the 'Frisco road, about C miles southwest of Burton. The air was dry and filled with electricity. Those who saw it, say it resembled a great raa.ss of flying smoke and dust from n prairie fire. The air was as if it camo from a heated furnace, hot and stifling'. The storm struck about a mile of Patterson and for 10 miles in a northwesterly direction left death and ruin in a path 100 yards to a quarter of a mile wide. Ten Killed. Ten persons were killed, as follows: Mrs. Joseph Wour. G-ucc Wear, !2 years old; Eormim Wear, 10 years old; a Utibo, William ArmntroMr. Grandma Cfcapia, John Schmidt Miss Sohinldt, Dora Schmidt and Frank Schmidt Over u-5ooro Injured, More than twenty persons were injured, among them being the widow Frye, internally, cannot recover; Joseph Wear, will die; Mrs, J. B. Frizzell, fatally injured; Jacob S. Stinchey, injured on the head; Cyrus Benson, seriously injured; Mrs. William Armstrong. IlnUdlngu Blown to Pieces. The first house demolished was that of Widow Fry, a sniall structure. Mrs. Frye was so seriously injured it is feared she cannDt recover. The houses of Jake Saliniski, ' and John Sultzbach were wrecked, but no one was killed. Joe Wears'fine residence was reduced to kindling' wood, ile was fatally injured and his wife and three children killed. Two children escaped by going- into the cellar. E. C. Caldwell's house on the west was destroyed. The family escaped in the cellar, D. E. Frizzell's house, recently completed at a cost of over 83,000, was wiped out, leaving 1 onlj T the cellar, in which were his wife aud children, uninjured. Across the .road was the fine house of J. R. Fri/.zell, which met the fate of all in the tornado's pathway. Miss Frizzell was fatally hurt. William Armstrong's house was torn to pieces. JJe was killed and his wife seriously injured. William i\Iorris was severely injured and Grandma. Chapin killed when his house was torn by the wind. The homes of William White and Cyrus Henson were also destroyed and the latter was injured, fatally it is feared. The house of A. H. Parnell, Spencer Ray, J. A. Cumraing-s and M. G. Hege were all demolished, but the only persoji dangerously injured is Mrs. Cutnmings. Tho Ponple Appitllod. The pupils of a district school in the path of the storm were hurried out of danger by tho young lady teacher, and she is the heroine of the hour. Tbe sky was overspread with bhick clouds and the storm cloud as it approached the town wound about like the swaying trunk of a giant elephant. The scene when the cyclone burst upon the town beggars description. People were appalled by the terrible calamity and overcome by a strange stupor. After the cyclone swept by leaving devastation and death in its wake the citizens fell to work caring for the wounded and removing dead bodies from beneath the heaps of debris. Live Stock KlIloO. Near the Frizzell home dead cattle, horses, hogs and chickens are scattered all over the wheat fields. As far as heard from, covering a distance of 18 miles across the country from southwest to northeast, twenty residences, nearly all of them large ones, were completely destroyed. The loss will not be less than £200,000. Physicians from Wichita went to the. scene and local assistance is given to the suffering- families. Everybody in the track of the storm lost everything, and outside aid will probably have to be called for. Saved His Train. ' The storm crossed the Santa Fe railroad about 3 miles west of Hoisted. Kldgeway. txic- man' cwrttr- mr^wjrca here and Naibsos, was struck by lignt- ning and instantly killed in the thunderstorm Wednesday. WHITEHALL. Wis., May 2.—A terrific thunderstorm visited this section accompanied by a fall of much-needed rain. Sever P. Lanning was instantly killed by lightning while standing 1 in the barn of .B. F. Wing, about 2 miles west of here. A USEFUL LIFE. Distinguished Career of Gen, John 0. Newton Ended by Death. WILL Triple NOT COERCE JAPAN. rVlllanco to Open •'Pourparler*" for a Satisfactory Settlement. PARIS, May 2.—The Matin says the protesting powers—Russia, France and Germany—are about to open pour- parlers with Japan, and that a s;it- isfaotory arrangement of the difficulty is possible, as the powers do not intend to impose conditions, not befitting the rights of victory, or which would diminish legitimate national pride. The jGaulosis says Japan is disposed to yield her present territorial concession for another in a region in which Russia has no interest. Japan has released the steamer Yik Sang, which was seized a short time ago while carrying munitions of war consigned to Tien-Tsin, it having been proved that the captain and crew of the ship did not know what the cases ou board contained. TOKIO, Japan, May 2.—Japan must give her final answer to Russia, May 7. The suspense and public anxiety are terrible. Nothing is known. Everything is dreaded. When mediation by the United States was being discussed lost November by the authorities at Washington and Tokio, President Cleveland prophesied a league of the European powers to deprive Japan of the fruits of victory. Thereafter the powers were carefully notified of the Japanese intentions. No opposition to tho» was ever manifested. The blow was reserved until the treaty of peace had been signed. COME. Won Honor and Fame by Engineering Skill—Blew Up Hell Gate Entrance to Long lsl£,-id Sound. INDIANA NEWS. Told In Brief by Dispatches Various Localities. from YORK, May 2. — The death oi Gen. John C. Newton, which was reported late Wednesday afternoon, closes a long-, busy and distinguished career. Gen. Ncwtou, though m his 73d year, was still in active life, being 1 president of the Panama Railroad company. A brief biographical sketch folio ws: ' 111* Curpor. , Newton was born in Norfolk, Va., on REVOLUTION SURE TO Ntcarnfrunnft Said to Fool Blttor AgnlnMt Tholr FrcfUdnnt. NEW YORK, May 2,—Passengers on the steamship Colombia, which has reached here from Colon, report that Nicaragua is in a ferment over President Zelaya's arbitrary rule. One passenger.'who proposes to return to Nicaragua and therefore does not wish to have his name used, says: "A revolution Is preparing in Nicaragua. Plans for Zehiya's overthrow are well- under . way and when the codoo crop is harvested • there will bo an uprising throughout 'tho .country, Zolfiya's policy in the ',*«l>ulslon of Hatch was outri«~^-T>- Wflon Barrios returned from bis useless mission to England President Zelaya kept secret from everyone the fact that tho minister had, failed. Even whon British warships wore moving toward Corinto Zoluya bad hoodwinked tho peoplo, who derided, the report that tho British intended-.to occupy the., town. When the British warships did-. ; , arrive they wore amazed- One of tho president's latest acts of persecution, it is alleged, was the brutal treatment of a son'of ox-President Zavala at Granada. While Zavala was at a theater the place was surrounded by soldiers, ho was taken out and, while his mother and wife stood by, tho soldiers first searched, then beat him." Other passengers say two agents of the revolutionary party ou their way to France were on the Colombia. They also declared that the shipment of 140,000 cartridges on the City of Para to Guatemala was significant, in view of the present situation in Nicaragua. LONDON, May 2.—The Salvadorean minister, to whom the Nicaraguan government has intrusted the.manage- ment of its differences with Great Britain, had a long interview with Lord Kimberley at the foreign office Thursday and subsequently had a short conference with United States Ambassador Bayard. Later it was reported that the dispute was certain to be amicably arranged. GRIEF OF A GOVERNOR. anU Kctlre JOS. G GRACE. 426 BROADWAY, The engineer or a west-bound through Pacific express saw the twisting tornado coming from the south and stopped and backed his train. This prompt action prevented a wreck, for the train would certainly have encountered the storm if it had proceeded. The pathway of the storm is strewn with the wreckage of houses, barns and outbuildings, among which are the dead carcasses of hundreds of horses, cattle and swine. : Train Blown from the Track. EAU CLAIRE, Wis., May 2,—During a heavy gale late Wednesday afternoon, as a way freight on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha was approaching Eau Claire; eleven loaded cars and the tender were blown from the track and tipped over. All of the train left on the track was the locomotive and caboose. t i Victim* or Lightning. I JACKSON, ,^Iinn.,_ilay 2, — Charlei Chief Executive May Ri to Prlvnto Life. ST. Louis,. May _2.—A special to the Chronicle from Frankfort, Ky., says that the state offices on the public square were all closed at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, and crape was suspended from the entrance doors. The desk occupied by Archie Brown is closed, and the papers and pictures of his little girl at different ages remain exactly as he left them. It is said Gov. Brown will not now enter the senatorial race. He is terribly distressed over his son's 'tragic and shameful death. Intimate friends of Gov. Brown say that he is so heart-broken over the disgrace attached to the death of his son that, in all probability, he wili resign the office "of governor and retire to the obscurity of private life. Counterfeiters Get Mo Merer. WASHINGTOX, May 2.—In denying the application of John W. Edmonds, convicted in Colorado of unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession, and sentenced in March last to fifteen months' imprisonment in the penitentiary at Canon City, Col.. President Cleveland says that if he granted tne petition he would not be doing his duty to the public by checking "thisdanger- ous and apparently increasing crime." Culver'* Body Found. ROCHESTER, JJ.'Y., May 2.—The body of Roy M. Culver has been found in the Clyde river, between Clyde and Savannah . He had been murdered and thrown into the water. He was the young secretary of the Young Men's Christian association of Newark, who mysterious- — 2-!, ISiS, and was graduated from the United Stales mill- tnry academy in *-ii lie served as assistant professor of engineering at West Point and '%£% then in the construction of various : f$/fir fortllicallons a n d other engineering ^__.^^ . ivorks along the At- •&%Zf luntlc and cult soa- CEN. JOHN ti NEWTON. eollsls Qnt n 1SOO, except during 1K58, when he was chief euginijcr of tbo Utah expedition. On July 1, 133C, bo attained the rank of captnin. At the beginning of tbo civil war he wus chief engineer of the department of Peunsyl- vanln, and then held n,similar appointment in tLo department of the Shenandoah. and from August. JS01, till March. 1SOS. was assistant en- gincorlnthe construction ot tho defenses of Washington. D. C He was made brigadier general of volunteers on September £i, 1801, and had charge of a brigade in tho defense of the capital Ho served throughout the ponln- sular and Pennsylvania campaigns, and took an active part in tho invasion of Georgia that culminated In tho capture of Atlanta In September, 1S04 Subsequently he hud command of the various districts In Florida until he was mustered out of voluntoer service In Ounuary. 1SCU, after receiving on March 13, 1305, the brevet of ma]0r general in the volunteer army, and those of brigadier general acd major general la tlic regular urmy. Gen. Newton received his regular promotion aa lieutenant colonel of engineers on December 28, 1806. nnd In April. 1800. was mado superintending engineer of the construction of the defenses on the Long Island side of the Narrows entrance to New York harbor; also ot the Improvements of tho Hudson river and of the fort at Sandy Hook, N. J. Ho was also a 'member of tho board of engineers to carry out in detail the modification of tho defenses In the vicinity of New York. These' and other similar engineering duties, principally In connection with the harbor of Now York, occupied his attention until his retirement on August 27, 18SG. _ -,.'" Ill* Work at Well Gate. iTfls- woll-known achievement of this' Idnil wus.tho removal of obstructions ln~-Hp.ll Goto channel, "the Important waterway between Long Island sound and East river. Those, known as Hallott's Koof and Flood Bock, were duly mined and exploded on September 24,1870, and on October 10.18s5. All of tha problems' ; .that wore Involved in too prellmlnary,:stap3 of this great work wore completely' and conscientiously studied, and the accuracy of his solution w»s shown In the exact correspondence of results with tho objects that ho sought Tho proposed cnl&rgo- montof Harlom'J'rlvcr, the Improvements of Hudson river from Troy to Now York and of tie channel between Now Jersey and Svaton Island and of harbors on Lako Champlala were likewise under his charge. On the Drainage CanaL Bo was advanced to the rank of colonel on Juno 30,1870. and to chief of engineers, with. rank of brigadier gororal, on March 0, 1884. The office of commissioner of public works in New York city was filled by him for some tlmo under the administration of Mayor Grace. In 1891 Gen. Nowton was placed In charge of the great Illinois drainage canal. Ho was nearly 70 years of ago then, but was still tho personification of vital energy and rugged strength. 1 Burned to l>»th. SOUTH BEXD, Ind., May 2.—A sickening tale of the frightful fate of two ••mail children, the 3-year-old twins of Mr. and Mrs, George Lowskowski, ha* Just reached here from a Polish settlement in the wood* several miles from this city. The children \ver<> playing aronad a bonfire built by the father to burn up the brush and stumps he had cleared up in endeavoring to cut frota the forest a farm. Thoir clothing- became ignitod when no oue was near but a 0-year-old brother. He fought bravely to extinguish the flamos, but did not succeed until both children were nearly burned to a crisp and h« had received injuries,from which he- may tile. W.UJA81I, fad., MayS—Mrs. Elizabeth Keefer. as administratrix of the estate of her husband, Mortou Keeler, in th« llimtlugtou circuit court filed a suit for S10.000 against the Fidelity A Casualty company, of Xow York, and Heury Reefer, a contractor now in this city. Morton Kecfer was killed last fall by tho premature explosion of dynamite In a tcwer, where he was working-, and tie action allegros neg-llgenc* on tho part of Henry Kecfer, and IB , also to collect the amount of a policy In the accident company. A Xcw HUhop. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 2.—With imposing- ceremonies Rev. Dr. John Huzen While, warden of Seabury dV vinity school at Faribault, Minn., formerly for ei|jbt years rector at Jcliet, 111., wa.-s consecrated bishop of Indian* at St. Paul's church Wednesday morning- by Bishop Tuttle, of St. Louis, aa- sistxKl by Bishop Gillespie, of Grand Rapids, and Bishop Leonard, of Cleveland. His presenters were Bishop Gilbert, of St. Paul, and Bishop Xichor- son. of Milwaukee. Blimurck 1'ubllahon Hlg Thank*. BEBLOT, May 2. — Prince Bismarck has written a letter to his favorite organ, the Hamburger Nachrichten, saying- that, unable to answer the multitude of congratulations he has received from all parts of Germany, from Germans abroad and from foreigners, particularly from citizens of the United States, he bejjs his friends to accept his cordial and hearty thanks for their messages of good will upon the occasion of his 80th birthday. PontoOlcu Order Revoked. WASHINGTON, May 1.—The order recently issued debarring- the Publishers' Collection agency of Chicago from the use of the mails has been revoked. The agency has agreed not to send out any more circulars containing- the so-called "newspaper laws," but to send instead the postal laws and regulations bearing on the subject as they exist, with certain statements as to the liability of subscribers for newspapers. CoL Colt to Be Tried. CrscixxATi, May 2.—CoL A. B. Coit was indicted for manslaughter at Washington Court House on account of the five persons Jailed during the riot last October. A change of venuft was allowed to Circleville and the trial set for May 13. To-day the trial was postponed to June 10 on account of other engagements of Judye Xash and other counsel. Sentenced lor Lif*. ClxcDvXATi, May2.—A special, to.the Post from Barbonrsville, Ky., says: The jury in the case of the commonwealth against Jesse Fields and Joseph Adkins, charged with the murder of Judge Coombs, rendered a verdict Thursday morning,of confinement in. the penitentiary for life against each of the defendants. Orfrnulr.cd u> Shut Out Salnon*. TERRR MAUTK, Ind.. May 2. — Th« young people's societies for Christian Endeavor haye decided to organize a movement to prevent tho granting-of saloon licenses under tho Nicholson law, which will go Into effect In June. Section 9 provides that If a majority of the voters in a wurd shall sl$-n a remonstrance the county commissioner* shall not grant the applicants again*! whom tho remonstrance la directed ft license within the ncit two years. IVorie Than tb» Army Worm. EsGUSn, Ind., May 2.—The supposed army worms that have been dev<v«tilting fields In this vicinity ate not tha 'regulation army worms, being darker in color. It is evidently a new varitty and is a worst pe»t even than the army worm. It clears flelds entirely of vegetation, and the worms arc so thick on the ground In places that woman and children are afraid to go out. A*«n|M uu Daughter. WASHLNOTOS-, Ind., May Z. —New Alfordeville, a village 10 mile* southeast of thla city, David Grismore shot and fatally wounded a young man named Sherman Allen. Grismore Is 91 jears of age, ftnd claims that Allen it tho cause of his daughter's downfall. Grismore came to this city and gave himself up to Sheriff Leming and is now In jail. CoOn* to Ba Tried M»y S8. I»DL*J«APOL«, Ind., May 2.—Percival B, Coffln, charg-ed with complicity in wrecking the Indianapolis national bank, appeared before Judpe Baker in tbo federal court and renewed hi» recognizance bond for 83,000 with th« same sureties as before. His trial wa« Bet for May 28, as was also the trial ol Schuyler C. Haug-hey. To Mo«t at T«rro Ilmnt*. TEHEE HAUTE, Ind., May 2.—After wrangling over .a match for months, "Dutch" Seal, of St. Louis, and Billy Stift, of Chicago, have sSjrned article*of agreement to box twelve rounds before the Terro Haute Athletic club on May 87, the club putting up a purss of 6250, 80 per cent, of which goes to th« the winner. Silver JqbllM. MjcmoAj CITT, Ind., May 2.—Eev. John Blackman, pastor of St Mary'i Catholic church, Is celebrating hit •liver jubilee. The litt of notable divines present include* Bishops Rademacher, Marty and Richter, Vicar General Stcphan and 100 prominent pastor* of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio •churches. iLrvillhg4 Ol Afrr-|b WASHINGTON, May 2.—Reports to the bureau of the mints show coinage during the month of April as follows: Gold, £1,639,300; silver, $595,000; minor coins, §128,772. Total, $5,3W,072. DrlTen to Suicide bjr SJOXBTVIIXE, Ind., May 2.—Oscar ;Mc2feely was thrown into jail on a charge of stealing chickens. When the sheriff went to -give him hl« dinner Wednesday he was found unconscious on the cell floor. He had turned on the gus, standing over it and inhaling it : wlth suicidal intent. He will die. McKEESPOET, Pa., May 2.—Charles Sumpter. employed in the carpenter department of the Duquesne steel works was-instantly killed about 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning. He was operating a circular saw when A large plank which was being put through turned upward, striking Sampler on the head, crashing it to a jelly and severing it from the body. Deceased was' married and leaves a wife and tsaailv. . .

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