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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, April 1, 1894
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AITIllL I, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. a coupons or different Aitw an<1 J° a™ 1 * secures the current number of Art Portfolios. S«« advertisement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SUNDAY MOENING, APRIL 1,1894. NO. 79 TO SUIT THE ACTION to the work, You will lind we more than redeem our promise to show the choicest line of SCENE OF CARNAGE. Spring Capes and Jackets, Si Laces, Guimps, Silk and Lace Bows, Moire •and Silk Ribbbons, Hosiery and Underwear, Printed China and Wash silks, and sell them FOR LESS MONEY ihan any house in the state at 1he Ever Busy BEE HIVE, WILER & WISE, 315 Fourth St. TO PROTECT THE SEALS. Che United State" to Proceed Afalnst the Poacher*. ' \VASHINQTOX, March 31.—Behring sea -affairs occupied the attention of the cabinet Friday, and steps ware commenced looking to the protection of the fur «eal* and the apprehension of poachers regardless of the flag they fly. It is •aid that the state department does not expect to accomplish anything with Great Britain under a treaty supplemental to the award of the court of arbitration, for every proposition advanced has been met •with a counter proposition tending- to •weaken the fore* and effect of that award. The president and department have also practically abandoned all hope of securing a continuance of the modus Vivendi, and If this shall prove to b* the case th« president has decided to act under the authority of the act of congress of February, 1893. He is convinced that there is existing authority sufficient for the United States to act of its own accord if Great Britain maintains its present attitude of delay. Secretary Herbert has been directed by the president to assemble all the fleet he possibly could in Pacific waters, and immediately after the cabinet meeting secret orders were issued to •the proper officers for the gathering of A fleet to etcort the fur seal herd through the northern Pacific Into Behr- Jng sea, beginning with May 1, when the open season closes. The secretary already has twelve vessels at his disposal for this work and it is said that •cue or two more, possibly an armed cruiser, may be assigned to this work, BURNED TO DEATH. dbarlet H. Driver and Charles Cotter, Boitonlaof, Perlib at ^quantum. Qccs-OT, Mass.,'March 81.—Charles M. Driver, aged 50, a well-known retired business man of Boston, and Charles •Cutter, aged 45 years, also of Boston •and connected with the Howard Watch company, were burned to death in bed at the summer cottage, at ijquantuin beach owed by Driver. The two men •had come down from Boston to prepare -the cottage for occupancy during tho coming season. The fire was discovered by another neighbor. When the flames were extinguished the charred bodies of tho victims were found. Cutter leaves a wife and son. ANNEXATION FAVORED. Natives of Honolulu Maid to Be Desirous of a Union with the United State*. HONOLULU, March 81.—Within the •past week there has been a material change in the political conditions of tho Islands. Briefly it mar be summed up by saying that the natives are now coming out for annexation. The adherents of royalty have concluded that all hopn of restoration is past and that it Is politic to acquiesce with a good grace. It is said that Llliuokalani has been advised of the failure of restoration and that she will advocate annexation of the islands to tho United States in order to receive some part of tho bounty. It will be remembered that under the treaty presented by the, commissioners to President Harrison Liliuo- ttalaui was to receive 120,000 per year in lieu of her resignation of all,right and title to the tnrono in n»Tvou. It is in order to secure this amount or some other sum that the ex-queen is said to favor annexation. To this end a petition will soon be prepared and sent to President Cleveland advocating annexation, providing a sum to be mutually agreed upon shall be settled upon Llliuokalani during her lifetime. The petition will be signed by leading men, members of the ex-queen's cabinet and of the native societies. It has even been stated that Liliuokalani will send a trusted agent to Washington to lay the matter before the president MEN MUSI NOT SUFFER. Government Had Better JLoie Than Cnlon Pacific Enplojea, OMAHA, Neb., March 31.—In the hearing of the Union Pacific wage schedule case Master Mechanic McDonnell testified on Friday that the rules proposed by the receivers were equitable, and they should have been adopted long ago. When asked why this was not done Mr. McConnell said it was because trouble would have followed all along the line. After ascertaining that the receivers of the road knew little about railroad business the judge said: "I don't s«e why these receivers should come into this court and ask changes in rules that they don't know anything about when it is conceded that the practical men who have managed the road did not dare make the changes." The court said he would rather the government lost every dollar it invested than that the men should suffer. He would see that the employes of the road were properly compensated, and that their wages were not to be cut to admit of the payment of dividends. New Whatcoin'l Ux-Trea,urer Sentenced. NEW WiiATCOM, Wash., March 81.— Philip M. Isensec, the defaulting ex- city treasurer, convicted of embezzling 160,000 public money, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment at hard labor in the penitentiary. Notice of appeal was given and bonds, furnished in the sum of $20,000. Fnndi of the Iron Ball. PIULADKLPHIA, March 81. — Judge Biddle of the common pleas court No. 1 handed down an upinion, deciding that the funds of the Iron Hall in this state must be awarded to the receiver of the supreme sitting of the order in Indianapolis and be distributed from there tmitomii aneas jturnea. MONTEREY, March 81.—Fire at Tarn- pioo destroyed the government custom house sheds and about flSO.UOO worth of property, including the wharf, .which was valued at $45,000. A large quantity of freight just discharged by the steamer Yucatan, which incurred the payment of $8,000 duties in the custom house, tvas destroyed, as were also 150 sewing machines. Crashed In a Stone Quarry. PL.ATTBVILLK, Wis., March SI.—A. Goodell. a farmer 2 miles east of this city, was accidentally killed by the caving-in of a quarry while he was taking out stone. Black for denator. CHICAGO, March XI. — Congressman John C. Black's boom for United States senator to succeed CuUom has been inaugurated bv the Waubansee club. Bloodshed Caused by South Carolina's Liquor Law. Whisky Police and a Mob Fight at Dar lington—Four Men Killed—Militia Revolts—Trouble Elsewhere. J'OUH SHOT DOWN. Cw.OJtniA, S. C,, March SI — The passions aroused by tho dispensary law 8ml the system had the Juiif;' expected result in it fight at Darlington Fridny afternoon, in which at lenst two spies nml txvo citizens wore shot, to death und threw men were badly wounded. Twcuty-ono other spies took to the swamps. In the fight at Darlington Frank E. > T orraent, a prominent youaff insurnnco man, and a man named Redmond from North Carolina and Constables Mcljeu- nou and Pepper wore killed outright. Chief of Police Darg-au, K. D. Lucas nnd Louis Norment were shot and dangerously wounded. S]>!ci Sunrcliod 1'rlvnt.o Hoimeii. The trouble between the state con- Stables and the citizens who resent the spy .system Inaugurated by tiov. Till tnan to prevent the sale of liquor has been precipitated by the stato agents who have entered private residences to search for supposed concealed liquor, and the uncertainty of the supreme court's decision on the constitutionality of the law, which has not yet been rendered. Entrance to dwellings met with resistance, and tho governor was obliged to call out the state militia to enforce the law. It BO happens that tho members of the military organizations of the state are thoroughly in sympathy with tho people in their opposition to the enforcement of the Tillman statute, and when they obeyed orders at all it was with the greatest unwillingness. In many instances whole companies threatened to disband •• rather than take up arms against their neighbors. There were mutterings all week. On Friday tho constables went to the depot to take a train for Columbia. A few citizens were seated around the depot and a number of spies were collected in a group a short distance off. P. E. Norraent expostulated at the language being used by the dispensary agents. Just then Constable McLendon drew a pistol and, reaching over -the shoulder of Rogers, shot Frank Norraent dead. In an instant the firing became general The constables used their Winchesters and the citizens returned the fire with pistols. There were very few pistols among the citizens, however, and they had not a fair show against their well- armed assailants. Dead and Wounded. In the fight Frank Norment was killed Instantly, being pierced by half a do»eu balls. Pepper was shot down in his tracks, a pistol ball going through his heart. Redmond fell a second later, shot in three places. After the shooting of Norment and Redmond, McLendon was shot through the abdomen. Chief of Police A. E. Darl(ran was dangerously wounded in the body. Louis Norment was shot in the breast and arm and K. D. Lucas was shot in five places. The constables kept up the firing until they had cleared the platform. Chief of Police Darlgan, badly wounded as he was, rode back to town, fearing what would happen when the news of the bloody work reached the citizens. The spies fled in all di- rectiona As they were running through the town it was seen that four of them were wounded, one in tho leg, another in tho back and a third in the chest A fourth bad hi» nose shot off. As soon as the citizens received the news of the shooting, they armed themselves and started In pursuit of the flying constables. They chased tliom into the swamp, firing at them as they ran. Uefuoe to Spare tbe Fplei. News comes from Darlington that two spies surrendered and are now in jaiL About eighteen others are surrounded in a swamp. They offered to surrender if guaranteed that then I lives should be spared, but the citizens refused this and the men may meet death before long. The MUltla Revolti, CHARLESTON, S. C., March 81.—At 8 p. in. Gov, Tillman ordered CoL Jones, of the Palmetto regiment, to proceed to Darlington with the troops. It at once became a question whether the militiamen, all sympathizers with the Darlington citizens, would go. Tho Columbia zouaves, commanded by Capt John G. Capers, assembled at their armory. The captain offered to go or not, as the majority elected. The roll was called and each man as his name was called laid down his gun. Then the captain did the same thing with his sword. When the news reached the streets there was wild cheering. Capt Alston, of the Richland volunteers, found it impossible to get his men together. Only six responded to the call. The governor's guards debated the question an hour, the crowd waiting on the street.below meantime becoming impatient Threats were made that if they attempted to march the crowd would attack them and o^^ ture their arms. The guards finally decided to disband in preference to go- ing to Darlington. Telegrams from Winnsboro state that the militia which was ordered to Darlington by the governor has refused to go and has disbanded, and that the local dispensary there has been raided. The governor ordered Gen. lluguenin at Charleston to take six companies of the Fourth brigade and proceed to Darlington. The companies met and refused to go, a decision which was greeted with cheers from the people. The governor hus ordered the Sally rifles of Orangeburp to come- to this city on a special train immediately. ]n compliance with the governor's orders. Adjutant General Watts has taketi the arms of thu disbanded militia companies to the state armory for Mi.fo keeping. The armory of the Kich- iaud volunteer r-llcs company lias been entered by eitizc'ns bunt, on seizing the arms to prevent the state authorities from getting them. Jt«tlro:x( «ml Telegraph MUM S«Iz«I. Prevented from sending troops, the governor has talten the other course now und will prevent aid reaching- Dar- liu^ton's citizens. To accomplish this lie has, under section 2.WJ, iS. C. S., seized the railroad lines of the coast line system leading to Darlington, and will allow no traffic over them. The governor has ordered the telegraph companies to transmit no inflammatory dispatches and has also withdrawn an order disbanding Columbia military organizations, with the intention of trying all member and officers court-martial. He has.also ordered ;he hauling away from all local armories of guns and equipments therein. Governor Fe»r» liynohliiff. In view of reported threats of lynch- ng the governor and destroying the dispensaries, penitentiary guards have jeea detailed to guard the governor's mansion and dispensaries. Passengers rora the scene of hostilities report argo gatherings of frenzied men and wys along tho lino of the railroad and ,t the depots armed with shotguns and ifles. At each stopping-place the cars were entered and search made for con- tabnlary. Gov. Tillman is determined to Bup- iress the unlicensed sale of liquor and 0 will not hesitate at any expense or act in doing so. He told a state officer hat the people of South Carolina, hrough their representatives in the egialature, had enacted a law and he was going to enforce that law if it >ankrupted the state. Trouble at Other Polnti. CotDiiEiA, 8. C., March 31,—All over South Carolina there is a feeling of apprehension, that the rioting at Darlington will lead to morn serious trouble. The outbreak at Darlington served to inflame the citizens of several towns where the governor's constables have conducted frequent raids in their quest for whisky that did not bear the state government dispensary stamp. In three or four of these towns, according to report* received here, the dispensaries established by Gov. Tillman have been raided. Poured Out the Liquor. The most serious outbreak so far confirmed by later reports was at Florence, the county seat of Florence county, where a mob of 400 men broke into the state dispensary at 2 o'clock in the morning. The leaders of the mob were armed with clubs and axes, and as soon as the doors were battered down the barrels of liquor stored in the building were smashed and tbe liquor allowed to run in the streets. The mob then prepared to blow up the dispensary building with gunpowder. A telegram from Claussen, the nearest town to Florence, says the building will probably be blown up. VIllman'B t*'amoui Liquor Law. fTbo cow famous South CurollDn llcjuor l»w went Into effoci July 1, 1893. The m»ln feature of Iu provisions Is thut it ukes the sale of liquor at rouU entirely out of the hand* 'o( privato Individuals nnd turns it over to tho state. Tho claims ot the dispensary system to support, ns set forth In an article from the pon ol Qov. Tinman la the North American Rovlew for February last, art): The removal of tne element; taotfuarsB- ty of a pure article, an tho liquor Is subject to analyst: the consumer obtains honestmcasure or standard strength; treating Is stopped as the bottles are not opened on the premises: It Is sold only in the daytlmo and only for cash, thus disposing ol the "chalking, up" of drinks until puyduy. The local whisky rings, so Gov. Tillman claims, have been broken up and the police and elections removed from control of these debauching elements.] TOOK SIX LIVES. Terrible Deed of a Despondent Shoemaker in New York. Out of Work and on the Verge of Starvation He Kills His Wife, Four Children and Commits Suicide. A SAD TRAGEDY. Dor.OEVii.LE, N. Y., March SI.—Fritz Ivloelxur, a shoemaker, killed his wife and four children at his home Friday night nnd thun committed suicide. He had been out of work for a lonj; time and despondency is supposed to have loci to the diM-d. For weeks he had been scums'off his furniture piece by piece to pay for broad for his family. The bodies of the entire family of six wuro found stretched ou a few blankets in a back bedroom. First iu tlu- row of bodies was that of Mrs. Kloutzcr. Her throat hail been cut. The second was that of I hi: daughter Freiila., 12 yenrsi of ;if,'e. There was a ghastly gash across lu-r throat. Kloetzer's body was next- It l.ud a b:£ gash in the throat and a knife wound in the heart. Next was the body of :>• year-old Klsio. There were no marks on her body. She and another child had been poisoned. DRAWS THE LINE. HOOSIER HAPPENINGS. Information of Especial Interest to Indlaniana. llori'iifter Only Actual Marcher* in corcy'a Army "'III lie Fed. EAST PALKSTINI, O., March si.— Coxey's commonweal had rather a cool reception at this place. Trustee Duss, of thu Harmony society, was in town to see the arrival of the army. This visit, he said, had no significance, but he acd Coxey went east together on the afternoon train. Stringent orders were read out by Marshal brown* after supper, and the men have been placed under severe discipline. Drunkenness or fighting will result in instant dismissal, and authority has been given the under marshals to enforce this. The secret conclave on Thursday night which gave rise to so much speculation was a meeting at which the under marshals resol*ed that men not marching with tbe army bat riding on freight trains will not be.fed. If the marshal's orders are not obeyed with alacrity the culprit will forfeit a meaL Two men began fighting at the midday halt at Waterford and were instantly dismissed. DABLINQTON, P«-, March SI.—Pennsylvania has been entered by tbe commonweal, the state line being crossed at 10 o'clock. Just at the line three men deserted and seven recruits joined. The midday halt was made at Darlington under the shadow of the old house where John Brown went to school. This evoked considerable feeling in speeches made by the leaders. PJTTBBUBOH, Pa., March 81.—The coal miners of the Clear field region are preparing for a movement like' that of Coxey to indue* miners in competing regions to join them in a demand or strike for higher wages. They propose to march iu < a body across the state to Maryland, and camp in the Cumberland and Georges creek regions until they succeed in inducing the miners there to join them. A meeting is being held at Houtcdale, and if the miners of adjoining districts indicate that they will join the Houtzdale men in their demands a general strike will be declared. MR. CRISP DECLINES. Party Considerations Mak* It Neceuary for Rim to R«m»ln In th» Home. THAINS UUUUIUt. Several Hnrt In a Uluster on th« Big Four Road at Andenon, Ind. ASTDEBBOU, Ind., March 81.—A disastrous wreck occurred on the Big Four road at this place Friday night about 8:80 o'clock. A collision between a passenger train on the Michigan division and one on the Indianapolis division was caused by a misplaced switch. The Michigan division train had unloaded her passengers at the depot and had pulled upon, the side track to allow the Indianapolis division train to pass. The Indianapolis train came in at a high rate of speed and left the track at the switch and bumped along the ties for nearly 20U feet._ .Then it struck the Michigan division train squarely on the side, completely overturning the smoker and the »ext coach. Several people were more or less bruised, and the marvel is that no one was killed. Those seriously injured are: W. H, Hall, traveling salesman, Indianapolis, Ind-.; J. D. Thompson, Louisville, Kv.; D. P. Martin, Cleveland, 0.; B. D. Somers, Crestline. O. • WASHINGTON, March si. — Speaker Crisp ou Friday evening notified Gov. Northen by telegraph of his declination of the appointment to be United States senator for the unexpired term of the late Senator Colquitt In his telegram Speaker Crisp says a very larg« majority of the democratic members of tbe house have united in the request that ho continue to serve as speaker for the remainder of the session, and although deeply grateful to the governor, and although sacrificing a cherished ambition,' a sense of duty impels him to decline the appointment, Awful Crime In Texas. SIMPSON,.Tex., March 31.—AlbertDu- rambus left his wife and children at 8 o'clock to work for a neighbor. At 11 o'clock Lewis Kamsey discovered the house in flames and found the charred bodies of Mrs. Durambus and her children, their throats having been cut A razor was found near the body which may lead to the detection of the assassin. , Had Klre at llorden, Ind. NEW ALBANY, Ind., March 31.-Fire which started in Burns' flourmill at Borden at S' o'clock a, m. burned six stores and eighteen residences. The total loss is estimated at 1125,000. Two fire engines were sent from this city and one from Salem. The fire is thought to have been of incendiary origin. To Override tbe Veto. WASHINGTON, March SI.—Mr. Bland gave notice in the house late Friday afternoon that on Tuesday he would move to pass the seigniorage bill over the president's veto. Barred bj- Bowl*. ST. PICTEBSBUBO, March 81.—Russia has passed a law against American insurance companies, forbidding the tontine system. ~, — ~— His Nap Lasted Vour l>nys. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 31.—Louil Bradorff, an aped German citizen, disappeared very mysteriously on Monday morning, When lie did not return home search was made for him, but no trace could be found, no one having seen l:im since Monday, and then lie was on Ills own premises. The police took ^p the search, but all clews resulted in tracing him to his own home. Mrs. liradorff continued to take care of the stock and Friday morning she went to tho mow to throw some hay down to the horses. In removing the hay she found her husband asleep under it. He was awakened and seemed to think he had been asleep but a low moments- When told of the day of the week ha could not credit the information and persisted tliat he had been in the hay but a short time. He says that lie went to the barn to feed the horses and, feeling sleepy, he crawled under the hay to take a, nap. lie was very much surprised when informed by his friends ol th« efforts made to find him and baa at last been convinced that he took a four days' nap. Throe Women Arrolcd for Theft. WARSAW, hid., March 31.—Patrolman (Jaruer on Friday morning arrest 1 ed Myrtle Murray, Leo Merrill and Kmma White, inmates of 91 Cook street, on a charge of bavins' stolen J7SO from Charles Harris, who lives in Haujfhburff, west of here. Some time ago his house was burned, and Wednesday he received the insurance. He went to the abov« place with the sum of money on his person. In the morning he discovered the money was missinff and^accused the women of having stolen it. Thl« they denied, they adding- that they, too, had been robbed. Harris reported tho matter and the women were arrested. Emma White confessed to hav* inff taken the money. Jack the Spltter, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 81.—Fot six months the police have been looking for "Jack the Spitter." They caught him Friday. He was seen to follow a woman on the street and deliberately spit upon her dress. Com- . plaints come from all parts of th« city about him. A new or clean dress apparently possessed a pcculiai attraction to him. and he would follow it out Into the street and when cloM enough to the wearer would deliberately expectorate on the skirt. Judy* Stubbs lined him ¥100 and sentenced him to four months in the workhoiuv. The judge said that the offense wa» worthy of the whipping-post. Coal (tcale Cut Down. BRAZIL, Ind., March 31.—The operators of the block coal district of Indiana, met in this city in secret session. Enough has leaked out to create the belief that the objeet of the meeting is to fix a scale for tht fear, beginning May 1, which will probably be a SO cent per ton reduction and will place this district on an equality with the bituminous field* of this state and other competitive fields. The scale will be submitted to. the miners May 1. Loophole for an . COVINGTOH, Ind., March 81. — Th« Cronkhite matter has assumed a new- phase. It appears that on Cronkhlte'i reelection to his second term as treasurer of Warren county he failed to take tbe oath of office before the board ot commissioners, and fled the country before his bondsmen were sworn In. This leaves a large loophole for both himself and bondsmen to crawl out of, and it is now thought it will be a hard matter to convict him or make his bondsmen pay the amount of hi* 105,000 embezzlement. Tortured to Death. VALPABAISO, Ind., March 31.—Coroner Coaies oo Friday held a post-mortem examination on the body of John Otto, the Sumanville lad who met death several weeks ago at the hands of a number of his playmates. Th« body was covered with bruises. The examination of the witnesses showed that Otto died from the effects of tor. turo at the hands of George and Randolph Woods, each about fourteen years old. To Stove a Factory from PrUona, MUNCIE, March 81.—Col. A. G. Patton, of the Pattoa Manufacturing company, Columbus and Jeffersonville, hat perfected negotiations with the Citizens' Enterprise company for the re> moval of his big plants to Muncie, where they will be combined. Bach are located in the state's prisons and for twenty years have employed coa« vict labor. Knit for Ilreacu of Promise. FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 31.— Mis* Ethel, daughter of Judge Baho, of Decatur, has begun breach of promise proceedings against W. 8. Wells, who, only a few days ago, was united la marriage to a teacher in one of the public schools in this city. Ex-Congressman Lowry is tho attorney for the. plaintiff. Tbelr Occupation Ii Gone. MDNCIE, Ind., March 31.—The flrrt serious result in Muncie of the recent cold weather's killing the early fruit was realized Friday evening when Ball Bros, closed down a part of their fral% jar works. ..

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