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APRIL JO, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons of different dates and 10 cent! soeunw tha current number or Art Portfolios. See udvenlsement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPOKT, INDIANA. TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 10.1894. NO. 86 LADIES ARE CORDIALLY INVITED To call at THE BEE HIVE To take a look at the very beautiful line of DRESS GOODS and New SPRING WRf\PS Wiler & Wise. 315 Fourth St. HILL IS HEARD. The New York Senator Speaks on the Tariff, Ht Severely Criticises the Wilson Bill •nd Attacks the Policy of th« Administration. INCOME TAX DENOUNCED. WASHINGTON, April 9.—Senator Hill ban made .his expected tariff speech. He covered the whole policy of the administration* but particularly made an exhaustive and bitter attack on the income-tax section, which he denounced aa un-American and undemocratic, and M certain to result in Injury to the laboring classes not directly affected by It* provisions. In his opening Senator liill asserted that the election of 1892 voiced the general demand for the abolition of the. policy of protection for protection's 'sake and in favor of a tariff for revenue. He then took up the foreign policy of the administration, saying: Hamllan Policy » Blander. "It is not denied th»t some mistakes havo occurred. Our foreign policy, especially that relating to Hawaii, It mutt be admitted, has ' not met the expectations of the people. That unfortunate contemplated policy was a blunder, »od a blunder Is sometimes worse than a crime. It was, however, the natural consequence wblch might well . lisveoeen anticipated from that other mistake In placing tho department of state in' course of a republican statesman, distinguished «nd estimable though he may be, whoie public cervices have always been identified In opposition to tha democratic party, who was without avmptthy for iw traditions »»d purposes and whose political convictions upon the disputed public questions of the day, tf'Ohamred at all. are carefully concealed. It Is to be re- netied that the president should not bare fcMn able to find In his own party some nit and honored statesman In whom be •nd bis (*rty could have placed' oonfl- d*noe, one of democratic Instincts and training whose management of foreign affairs would have reflected credit upon the country and would have avoided the promul- Mtionof the un-American polloy-a departure from aemooratlo precedents—wnich was sought to ta forced upon an unwilling people. In this view of the situation our opponents must accept tome share of the responsibility for the blunders committed In our foreign affairs. "In other respects the present admlnlstra- [ «lon of our government affords scant grounds lot Just criticism." Tariff Reform. The senator spolte of the repeal of the federal election law as a fulfillment of the party's pledges and a triumph for the just doctrine of state's rights, and indorsed the repeal of tho Sherman law. Coming 1 then to the main question—tariff reform—he said: "Revision should be approached with clroum- •peclion and with a mallxlng sense of the changed condition of the country since IH7 and 1MXX An extreme reduction of tariff duties at a time when the treasury was swollen with a surplus of 1100,000,. 000, when the country wai reasonably prosper- on*, when all our Industries were in operation and when all our worklngmen were employed, suomed a different aspect and presented a dlf- l*rtnt question w»»n proposed now, with a lane and growing treasury deficit In•Me/1 of a surplus staring ui U toe faw, with our Industries paralysed, our • manufactories slowd, our worklngmen idle U4 following upon the heels of one of «M BOS* disastrous financial panto* la our his-« •tan. What was sart and prndtBt and wlM f IBM u would b* iirimlnal tally to attempt now. TMpresent*ao tine for parUwnOl*, a* j n aid n»n»U«eM auke saouM itrlre i patriotism. "In thb (ace of the prostration of private Industries and in the presence ot suoh a paralysis of general business as the treasury deficit attests and prolongs, this bill, as framed by its . authors and as passed by the house, sought to double tho denoit by discarding customs revenue and to nil the Told with an Income tax." Income Tax Undemocratic. The rest of his speech was given up to the income-tax question, and his opening words defined his position in unequivocal and forceful language. He said: "Against such a scheme—unnecessary, Ill- timed and mischievous—suddenly sprung upon the country in the hour of its distress, undemocratic in Its nature and socialistic In Its tendencies, I enter the protest of the people of ihe state of New York. They utterly dissent from any proposal to get revenue for the general government by taxing Incomes. Their dissent is practically unanimous and altogether implacable. " He intimated that the tariff bll-1 was constructed on lines laid down by the administration; that it was an anomalous state of affairs when the pros ident should be able to give congn ai information as to what had occurred in a committee of the house, and continued: ••But tho strangest part of this unprecedented proceeding-was that In fact that very date of the message, to wit, December 14, 1883, neither the full committee on ways and means, nor the democratic members thereof, had agreed upon any Income- ux or upon other Internal taxation "The senior senator from Indiana (Senator VoorhecK) calls this allegation a 'noisy and resounding charga.' ' Lut mo toll him that it is not half as noisy as the constant vituperations we hear oa every hand from blatant demagogues who are abroad in tho land Inveighing against the wealth of the country and impudently demanding "confiscation through every means which their devilish Ingenuity can invent.'" Prefers Iiidlreet Taxation. Senator Hill said that for his part, as a democrat, he preferred indirect taxation and tariff reforms above direct taxation and tariff extention. He preferred taxing foreign products rather than taxing home products. He followed Jefferson in regarding even the species of indirect 'taxation on home products, by international revenue war taxes, as not good to be extended, and the first to be rid of when their need is past. K«udy to Vote for Reduction. In conclusion he defined his position in these words: "I stand ready to support any reasonable measure for tariff reform framed within the lines and based upon the principles which I have here partially indicated, and which were fully sot forth In my speech in opening the political campaign in Brooklyn on September It, 1SK. I stand to-d»y whore I stood then. I have nothing to add and nothing to retract. I will cheerfully vote for the Mills bill and Join with you In making many material reductions of duties therein. I am ready to waive all minor differences of details which do not Involvo'n question ot principle." Tried to Uutt Ilix urt»lu> Out. MVNCIE, Ind., April 9.— John Biggins, who surrendered to the sheriff in this city as a deserter from company D, Third United States artillery, Haiti- ; more, Md'., on Saturday attempted suicide by butting out his brains in hit cell The top of his head is ciushed in , and he cannot live. Biggins has been going under the name of Charles Williams. Budd nobU Will DrlTe No More. RICHMOND, Ind., April 9.-~The announcement IB made on good authority that Budd Doble, tha famous horseman, had decided to drive no more races. H« will retire from active work, except thi general snperintendenoy of hit inter- cuts. All the driving is to be Intrusted to hie Mwriftat Joh» E."™-"-— MANY HORROKS. Five Lives Lost by the Collapse o a Building in Memphisi Eleven Men Killed by an Explosion i a Virginia Fireworks Factory—Fatal Panic in a Chicago School. DKATII IN" XJIK RUINS. MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 0.—A four story brick tenement block collapsei Sunday morning, carrying 1 down in it! debris many victims. So fur five dead have been rescued and five lie at th city .hospital fatally injured. There were others who escaped with thei: lives and tell harrowing' tales of thi horror. Several persons arc yet in the ruins. The dead are: Will Cook Lottie Smith, Amy Simmons, John Morgan and an unknowu man. Tin following are fatally injured: Gather Sue Uoyd, back broken; Georgia Guy severely mangled; Andrew Harris skull fractured and body mangled Cora Murphy, internal Injuries; Lavinia Perkins, internal injuries and legs mangled. The Fated Uultillnsr. The block was erected thirty-four years ago and was owned by Martin Ke}ley and Mrs. P. G. Moath. The holdings composing it were made of brick, fourstories high, with slate roofs and wera separated by thick brick walls. They were located on Beal and Desoto Streets in a thickly populated part of the city. The Kelley part was occupied by families and day laborers, mostly colored, while the other part was let out in rooms. This morning many of the Kelley tenants were at mass or sunrise prayer meetings and returned shortly before the disaster. When they went in they noticed unusual cracking of the plastering and floors, and aroused those yet sleeping and rushed across the street just as the block fell. Down with a Deafonlntr Crash. There was a toppling of chimneys, a iwaying of walls, a crasli that was heard for squares away, and a jar that awakened the sleeping inhabitants a :ialf mile away. The whole was enveloped in a cloud of dust that hid the scene from vrew for some minutes. The firemen, the police and citizens rushed to the place, and as soon as the blinding dust of plaster cleared away, began the search for victims. Of the Kelley tenants all were out save two. One was a deaf mute, Amy Simmons, who had not jeon aroused, the other was an aged negro woman, Aunt Dolly, one of Mr. 'Celley's old servants, who had a room on the fourth floor, Sho came down with a pile of flooring, lathing, bricks, mortar, rafters and joists, and when he was helped out, it was found she vas uninjured. In the other part of the building the ;enauts had not fared so well The nine taken out were either dead or worse. Some were pierced through with splintered timbers, others were limp and unconscious with broken legs and arms. All were so covered with dust that they were unrecognizable. The walls fell both in and out, filling the streets on both sides with brick and mortar. It is asserted that a man standing on the corner having his shoes blacked was killed, while the bootblack escaped by running. One boy, who appeared to be 17 years old, came down from the top, and, without speaking, ran, stopping only once to look back, until ho was out of sight Klovon MOD Sluln. PETERSBURG, Va., April 3.—Eleven persons were killed and half a dozen injured by two explosions following a fire in the fireworks factory of C. N. Komaino & Bro. Saturday afternoon. Among the killed are several of the substantial and esteemed residents of the city. The total loss by fire will be fully »100,000, partly covered by insurance in northern companies. The Vlotluu. • The dead are:' John K. Bland, Jaw broken and right l«g blown ofli James Bryant, employe; John F. Harris, u tailor; Qulnoy Lively, employe; William Parker, employe; James W. Perkins, bricklayer, bead blown off; Charles W. Bo- mulne, proprietor, head blown off; James Row- lund, farmer of Prince Georjro county, speota- lor ikfierurst explosion; Bobert Rowland, oar- , pouter, body badly mutilated; Oapt Junes T. | rallroa d s Toah, burnod v> death; Thomas Woolfolk, col- The Explosions, The explosions were distinctly heard for miles, and window glasses some distance away were broken. As soon as the first explosiod occurred the entire building was enveloped in -flames, which were communicated to another structure near by in which were stored fireworks and powder. Then followed the second explosion, and the flames shot up a distance of several hundred feet. Thu blaze spread ocross the street to the large trunk factory of Romaloo. Bros., thence to »n old whisky distillery and to the large tobacco factory of John D. Bland, all which were totally de- •troved. W«r» Prominent Clttaeiu. When the alarm of fire was Mnt in Chief Engineer Farley went rapidly to the scene. He had just reached there when the first explosion occurred and rewired injuries from which he will die. Bland,;tind Bomalne. were killed outright at tn» first explosion. They were both members of the city oeunoiL Cent Toah WM to badlr mutilated that Wn.usM.We UMtiM ml* far kU watch. Ho was on the staff of (ren. Colston during the war and was a candidate for commissioner of the revenue at an election soon to bn held. The Los*. The origin of the fire is as yet unknown. The total loss is estimated at from $75,000 to 1100,000. and is only partially covered by insurance. An interesting- coincidence is that an insurance agent on Saturday tried for an hour to persuade Rotnaine to take a 110,000 policy on nis life but did not succeed, Killed at School. CHICAGO, April 9.—At i:so p. m., Bteum pipe burst in the Miimboldi school at North avenue and Rockwell struct, and in the mad rush of children to escape the .stairway became choked anil a. boy was killed. Fourteen children ar« in St. Elizabeth's hospital, while m;vn3' others woro taken to their homes more or less injured. LABOR'S It In Llucly BATTLE. In Soon 10 Waeo Fiercely Chicago. CHICAGO, April 0.—Chicago will have on its hands this week one of the greatest conflicts between capital and labor the city ever saw, provided the men who represent tho capital keep their word. The contractors in the building trades and alliod industries declare they will order a general lockout next Wednesday, pending a settlement of all differences between employer and employe. According to their most conservative figures, at least 00,000 men will be locked out, and some place the number as high as 100,000. Not less than fifty industries will be affected, including many besides trie following: 1 Architectural iron work manufacturers, as; phult unU Portland cement makers, sidewalk contractors, ilu and sheet iron routers, brlcli munu/acvurors, brlok machinery mon, carpen- tons, cjtouvutors, ureproofers, galvanized iron workers, gas anil moam littora, gravel roofers, hod and mortar elevaioru, latners, lime and cement danlers, lumbermen, deulora In mantels and llles, masons, metal lain dealers, painters, puvera, plasterers, plumbery, prtsasod briok contractors, iron and uteel roofers, aand dealers, sewer builders, sidewalk u.nd vnuli llrtit dealers, stuir builders, stono dealart), sionc- utters, stone'setters, terra cotta dealers, wire workers. The men do not seem scared at the prospective lockout They say that if every member of every employers' association in tho city should enforce a lockout there, would not be more than 10,000 men idle, and . that that figure is, if anything, too large. They say that the unions already have contracts with three-fourths of the employing capacity of the city, and that these employers are not members of any of these master associations. They also say that past experience has proved that the employers will not stand together, oven when they have jnada a contract. For these reason! ;hey say they do not fear results. CHARGE IT TO GRESHAM. Chilian Claimant! Angry at thn Secretary of State. WASHINGTON, April 9,-The Chilian claims commission has expired by limi- ;ation, with the bulk of the cases un- acted upon. Twenty-seven claims against Chili, involving $30,000,000, were submitted by citizens of tha Jnited States, and only four have been adjudicated. Some months ago Chili [avo her consent to an extension of ,he treaty, but for'some reason Judge' Greshain ignored the matter. Finally, whon it was forced upon his attention, ie expressed his assent to the extension, but in the meantime the Chilian •overnment had got upon its dignity !nd declined to proceed further. Many f the claimants, among whom are Grace & Co., of New Yor.k, threaten to ue the United States for losses due to Secretary (jresham's neglect SIX OF THE CREW LOST. Til* Bark Uelmont, of Bo»ton, Wracked Near Chatliam, MMM. CHATHAM, Mass., April 9.—The bark Belroont, of Boston, from Trinidad for ioston, with 4,887 bags of sugur to the American Sugar Refining company, went aaliore on Beacon Hill bar during unday night's storm and Is a total wreck. Six of the .crew are lost and hree drifted ashore on a spar. The ossel was owned by John 8. Emery, f Boston, and was valued at 110,000. Will .Tola for Uood Koadi. WABHINSTON, April 9.—Practically all along road material producing sections of the country will cooperate with the agricultural department in the movement for better roads. Letters. have been received from a'lftrge number of railroad officials, to whom circulars were sent by Gun, Stone,, in charge of the road inquiry bureau, asserting their willingness to join with connecting roads to promote the good roads movement.. ,• On« Life Loit. SHMIOYGAN, Wls., April 9.—On her return trip from Pine lake the Michigan schooner Lottie Cooper went ashore,off this harbor about 6 o'clock. a. m. She capsized, and cargo and all is a toUl loss. Tho life-saving crew rescued all the crew, except Edward Christiansen, whose wife and children live injtforway. He -went down with the ve«W. Tha cargo was hardwood lumbei* -valued at 110,000. f"" "LoMes br «"•• K«wTOB«v April 9.—The fire loatee DEATH ON DUTY. Nine In the I on the report* -*«• H.WI.ow. The lot** nited State* for the week ended to, eaUmated from telegraphic Firemen Lose Their Livei in Milwaukee. The Davidson Theater Burns—Tha Brave Fire Fighters Go Down with -a Blazing Roof. AN AWFUL CATA8THOPUE. MILWAUKEE, April 9.—Nine firemen met a horrible death in a fire which destroyed the Davidson theater building on Third street between 1 and 5 a. m. The biff stone building, which con- 'tained the finest play house in the city and the Davidson hotel, was burned to tho ground in the midst of a blinding-storm of rain and sleet, and in the final crash of falling roof and walls several companies of the fire brigade were thrown from the top story iuto the pit of the flaming furnace. The disaster is one of the most frightful that has befallen the city since the Newhall house burned down, when scores of lives were lost. The Davidson block was one of the most imposing- in Milwaukee and the pecuniary loss of the fire is estimated at between §300,000 and $850,000, The Vlctlnu. Thn following is a list of tho dead: George Jftuasen, Company No. 2; Assistant Chief August JunsKcn: Archie Morgan, fire boat cataract; Thomas Morgan, No. 1; Fran.li McGurlt: James Freeman, No. 4: O'Neill; Crowloy, No. 14; Oitie Relss, No. 3. INJUHKD.—Lieut Corran, No. 1. probably fatally hurt: Fred Marsh, No. 2: Fred Schroo- dcr. John Yeo, No. 4: Cupt Llnchan, No, 4. A Totttl Lo«l. The valuable scenery and property of the Lilliputians, whose ten days' en- R-ag-ement at the theater was to close on Wednesday, is all jrone. Manager Rosenthal of the company says it was worth r>0,000. Plunged to a Fiery Death. Shortly after 5 o'clock, when the fir* was seemingly under control, the theater root, on which a score or more firemen stood as they fought the flames, went down, and the brave men were carried with it to the floor of the auditorium below. Some were extricti*ted from tho furnaco of flames, in which the whole interior was now enveloped, by their brave and more fortunate comrades, who risked their lives to drag out the prostrate forms of th.a dead and 'injured men. Six J* eight ;ifNt^'.•;?*•*£ soon brought out, ''and thb«e fortable cots at the •sraer^ency Hospital at 6:30 o'clock, frightfully injured, but as calm and cool, apparently, as if he had retired for a nijrht's rest Yeo s&id: "We were all on the roof of Hie building. No. 4,'s men, wbcn she sunk with us. There were near me at the lime Capt. Linchun, Lieut. Freeman, Pijreman O'Neill »nd Plpcman Witt*. Oh.' but It was a terrible thing. I'XB afraid some of those poor fellow a aro done for. X' never Haw or heard from them siacc. I hud a wonJerful escape. It aeeins almost Impossible that I should be alive here at this moment, bin, thank God, 1 am, owing to tile presence, of mind I had when down In tho ruin* and the quick work of the relief party thai came after me. When I Mruck the bottom 1 was pinned down by bricks and limbers aud I wiggled arouna to get loose. There \vere flames all around me and plenty off imoUc. My clothing was tan«leu up with something and «o 1 began to hirip off mr clothes, and that's the way 1 got loose —undressing myself there In the names, with the rulus piled over me and still falling. It was & clo»o rub for mo, and It my back Is not broken I may be all right Anyway I hope I shall be saved. My head is badly burn«d and cut ••How did 1 finally reach a place of s&fetyl Why, the boys got a line to mo, I made It fait and was yanked over a wall into the alley or somewhere. lintel Gueitx All Eicape. The guests of the Davidson hotel, which occupied a part of the building-, fled panic-stricken from their room* when the alarm of fire ran through the corridors. They were really In no dnngcr and had ample time to get out None was injured. WITHIN OUR BOBD EfRSi Information of Especial Interest to Indlanlana. Northern Indian* T«»cher«. FRANKFORT, Ind., April 9.—Th« twelfth annual meeting- of the Northern Indiana Teachers' association cloaed here at noon Saturday. The attendance was 700, the largest in the history of tho organization. South Bend wa» selected as the place of meeting- next year. The new officers are as follows: President, H. G. Woody, Kokomo; vice pret- Ident, Frank Cooper, Lake county; recording* secretary, Ora Cox, Logansport; railroad secretary, J. H. Blair, Sou th Band; treasurer, X» W. Bohannon, Jasper county; chairman •«• ecutivo committee, W. R. Snyder. were able to speak said there Were tan' or morfe in the ruins, where living death awaited them. For these poor fellows there was no chance. The burning roof had fallen on them, and they were roasted to death, if they bad not been killnd outright in that terrible plunge from the roof. A cry of horror went -up from the firemen who saw the awful catastrophe. The members of the insurance patrol were covering up the seats in the parquet of the theater when suddenly a light was seen through the roof above. The men in the theater ran back just in time, and the next moment the roof fell into the parquet of the theater. Several of the men in the theater were caught by the falling timbers. A Poor Fellow's D»th Cry. The scene that followed is never to je forgotten by those who witnessed t For a moment all was dark, then suddenly a tremendous sheet of flame shot up and with it came the cries of tho firemen who had fallen through the roof to the theater below. One man \vos heard to cry: "My God, help me. I am roasting to death." Several Firemen Are Rescued. There was trouble in getting water on the fire, which now rapidly made ita way through the theater and scenery. The water was finally turned on, and several of the firemen who had fallen nearest the front door of the lobby were dragged from the burning debrij and carried out more or less Injured. The men were removed .to the saloon across the street and their wounds dressed, while the other fire men bravely kept at work pouring a deluge of water on tha debris aud trying to rescue others of the unfortunates. But soon no more cries were heard, and it was evident that all who had not been brought out must now be past hope. The interior of the auditorium soon became a .seething mass of flames, which the'flremen vainly endeavored to subdue In order to save their doomed comrades. While the frantic men were at work amidst the ruins on the floor of the parquet,, the gallery • began to burn, and while directing their attention to this blazj another portion of the roof fell, making the rescue of the imprisoned, men impossible and adding more fuel to the fire. Fell from » Ladder. The first fatality of the fire happened before the more awful tragedy on the root Ollie Reiss, a fireman, lo*t his life while trying to reach the roof of ___ ____ fell He had put up a ladder from the northern wing of the hotel building, which U two stories lower than the theater proper, when the ladder swayed and he fell with it to the root of the wing-. He WM e»rrled »w»y and died in the arms of his comrade*. He was a member at engine company No. 8. Miami ludlani Have Hnvr Culms. PERU, Ind., April a.—A claim invol»» ing- 891,000, for annuities due the Miami tribe of Indians living in this, Miami, Grant and Wabash counties under former treaties with the government, is being pushed by the sixty odd families living in tbo counties mentioned. They also asked the recovery of six sections of the choicest land in •this part of the state, which they aa Miamis claim to have been unjustly de> prived of. The amount involved will aggregate $300.000. Prominent Cltlnns Fie*. ASDEBSO.V, Ind., April 9.—Edwin El« more was sentenced Saturday to three years' confinement in the penitentiary. El more is the leader of a gang of thieves that hmi for the past year committed almost nightly robberies in tbi> and adjoining count 1 ja, He turned state's evidence and made a clean. breast of his crimes, implicating prominent citizens as members of the gang. Several of them, fearing that he would turn state's evidence, have fled, • An Epileptic's Awful D»U>. ELWOOD, Ind., April 9.—Samuel V»N entine, aged 23, living in Green town* ship, met with a terrible fate. He WM • in the woods burning brush when he was overcome by an epileptic fit, falling headlong into the flames. HU brother rushed to his rescue, but when he reached him the unfortunate man's clothing was all burned off and his body was almost a cinder. He lived . only n few m nents after being pulled out of the fla IBS. Itnlned h.T His Generality, MUNCIB, Ind., April 9.—Isaac Branson, who lives near Muncie, hat made an assignment He is * well-known Dunkard preacher. The financial collapse is the result of his being too generous in. signing notes for other people. The easels and liabilities are about the same, tA.OOO. Mr. Branson owns a fine farm of 140 acres, but he will have nothing left after settling. DUd Suddenly. BLUFFTOS-, Ind., April 9.—Willii Sales and wife, of Barber's Mill, tbii 'county, started Saturdaymorning to at> : tend the session of the northern 1 a- diana conference in this city, but whei 1 mile from home Mr*. Sales fell forward dead. She was of middle age *n4 leaves a number of children. Xew Cunning Company. Mtwcnt, Ind., April 9.— The Magi« City Canning eompany lias filed artfr cles of incorporation and will begin th< erection of tho large factory building this week. The company now baa t large tract of land under cultivation for peas and tomatoes. Sent » Bullet Thronffh Her Hurt. VALPAPAIBO. Ipd., April 9. — Mis* __ ______ _ Mary Bell, one of the most prominenl the theater before the roof i young women in the city, committed •uicide Saturday afternoon by shooting herwlf through the heart She wan U year* old. No cause can be conjectured . for her raah act John Yep, ptpemm WM ***MMd pit pit * PM tf UN Killed bjr lUlla* Bttweee Can. BOUBBOS, Ind., April 9.— fceo Vurnr, dry f »od» clerk, boarded a freight trait at Warmaw Snnday, intending to rite to hit home at Princeton. A* the tee**/ WM polling o«t he tell tetween polling Mnck

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