Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 11, 1894 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 1

Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Wednesday, April 11, 1894
Page 1
Start Free Trial

APRIL 10, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 0 coupons of different dates and 10 cent* secures the current number of Art Portfolios. See advertisement. LOGrANSPORT, INDIANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. APBIL 11.1894. NO. 87. UNDER FIRE. LADIES ARE C To call at THE BEE HIVE To take a look at the very beautiful line of DRESS GOODS Congressional Inquiry Into Judge Jenkins 1 Action Begins. and New SPRING WRfVPS Wiler & Wise. 315 Fourth St. SEVEN MEN SLAIN. Terrible Result of an Accident on a Michigan Eoad, A Locomotive Tumbl.s Over an Embankment, and Seven Loggers Are Scalded to Death. STORY OF THE DISASTER. NEW ERA, Mich., April 10. -On the floor of Staples & Covell's loffffing- •camp 8 miles east of here lie seven charred and scalded bodies, the result of the most friffhiful railroad accident that ever happened in this section. The logging crew of Staples & Covell s road were retarnini? from White rlrer camp shortly before noon Monday and when within sight of «»mpthe narrow-gauge engine struck & fulling tree and was knocked over a l»-foot embankment, carrying- nine men down with it. The men were thrown into the wreckage, which pinned them down and they could not avoid the escaping- steam. Seven of them are dead, one is seriously injured and one .lightly hurt The following are dead: The Victim*, .csfdefl sn« burned', Lorren Crltohell. Allen CrlWUell, brothir of Lotren. ' Fred Chowker was fatally injured, Henry Starn was .lightly scalded, but .aved himaelf by Jumping from a window of the engine. The men were all •bocklngly burned and scalded. Ander»on'» scalp »nd forehead were complete ly roasted and his abdomen burned to > crisp. Tho bones of Shippy's hands and arms were laid bare and his side. likewise, buthe'sncceeded in taking off most of hi. clothing before he died. The road starts 8 miles east of here »nd run. parallel with the Chicago & West Michigan to White river, a dis- tmnce of 7 miles. Staples & Covell were cleaning np adjoining land and last winter had logs skiddad-along the track. This crew was engaged in hauling these logs to the river and would have finished the lob next Wednesday. Admiral Benham Retired. WAtHiKOTOS, April 10. — Admiral Benhttm, who is now at Blueflelds, has gone on the retired list, having reached his 02d year. Monday night he was commander of the naval force at Blue- flelds, while now, under the law, he i» .imply a passenger on board the San Francisco, without authority or official influence. C»pt John C. Wilson become, temporary commander of thi naval force »t that point Admlrft Benhara .tands third on the list of th- United 3tat«« rear admirals^ AuMflnated. GATMYOI* Tex., April 10.-At the Orov.,10mlle. aoathwe.t of OateivUl., Bnndfty night, .bout U o dock, Ed »lek bed of hi. yonmg Dr. Smith, w»« oeAled keut M jard. from hit home, with rima remains a mystery, 'twicers ave gone to the scene of the lynch- Mexico Wlnnei Beolproelty In Coinage. CITY OF MEXICO, April 10.—The Mex- can government is willing to allow he coinage of Mexican dollars in the Jnited States mints provided Mexico ie permitted to coin American dollars n the Mexican mints. The proposition made in the United States for the coinage of Mexican dollars in American mints 1. considered by the government iere as preposterous. Mr. Wiuon I* Better. WASHINQTON, April 10.—A private etter received from William Wilson, ir., dated San Antonio, Tex., says hairman Wilson has gained ten pounds slnco his illness and that his ondition is steadily improving. lie will start north April 20, arriving in Vashington a month later. No i'unu* 'or M"> «J°urr. CLEVELAND, 0., April 10.-In the United States circuit court Judge Jicks told the grand jurors that there was no money with which to pay them, and askf d them to serve without com- Densation. The business of the court las been brought to a complete standstill by the failure of congress to provide the necessary^funds. American Murdered by a Mexican Befffar. DUKANQO, Mex., April 10,—Louis W. Fortell has arrived here and reports that his companion, Frank T. Morey, a well-known mining roan, was stabbed to death near Nombre do Dtos by a Mexican beggar whom he had refused alms. The murderer was apprehended by the authorities and summarily shot J>o»t In North China 8«a. SAN FRANCISCO, April 10.-News is brought by the steamer Belgic of the wreck of the British barkentine Cafe City in th« North China sea, while on her way from Cheefoo to Amoy. The vessel is a total loss and half her crew perished, including Capt T. A, Rodney. •Want) to Boy OB All Fenilont>r«. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10.-A southern Indiana man is circulating a petition to have the government issue 1600,000 000 of legal tender notes, to be used in giving each pensioner »1,000 for a quit claim for all future pension allowances. The petition was circulated in New Albany Monday. day He Swindled » Bank. LANCASTER, P*-, April 10.-A. A. Meyers, of this city, has been arrested on a charge of securing 17.000 from the Lancaster County national bank by false representations. Meyers, who operated a tannery, failed several month. ago with liabilities of over $60.000. Takri Up Uts Father 1 ! Work. VWNICA, April 10.-Fr»ncls Kossuth, who has just become a subject of the Wing of Hungary, says he will henceforth remain in Hungary and take an active part in politics. He will seek to carry out a p»rt of his father's prlnol- pies, _ .._ wl»» Crime. LWAJTOJT, Ind., April 10.—William B. Bmith, ft state ftgent lor the Rookford Ingurane* eompftmy, was irrasted hy Sheriff Trtrotoaftm on a grand Jmry lav tkita.B^shM'f ill w- v -"-•-•— Chiefs of Railway Organizations Testify at Milwaukee as to the Effect of the Famous Ruling. THK I'KOCKKDINGS. MILWAUKBE, April 10.—It was after several delays and false starts that the congressional investigation into the acts of Judge Jenkins in connection with the issuance of an injunction restraining tho employes of the Northern Pacific railroad from quitting its service, "with or without notice," was finally begun Monday in the spacious club-room of the Pfister hotel. Inijiortnut Imu« Involved. . ) So momentous is the main issue that the proceedings will be the center of attraction for the entire industrial and commercial world. That issue, plainly stated, is: "Has a federal judge the right to compel men to work against their wills by enjoining them from striking or leaving the service of distasteful employes?" The three inquisitors representing the government of the United States sat in a row before a long desk, while opposite sat Attorney Harper, of Terre Haute, Ind., the representative of the labor men. Around the walls of the room sitting primly in the big leather chairs were: Receivers Henry C. Payne and Thomas G. Oakes, ex- Senator John C. Spooner, Attorney W. J. Curtis, of New York, Attorney 0. P. Miller, Judffe Seamans, John T. Fish and James G. Flanders, the labor representatives, Horace Rublee and other local celebrities. A few preliminaries were gone through with, such as the reading of the resolution, tho authority from congress to make the investigation and the various writs and the injunction in part Attorney Harper placed a handful of document* 'in evidence and pointed out that ' the receivers themselves represented that there was no contract with tho men. Fo.turiM of the ,8ei»lon. The features of the proceedings were: That Congressman Terry made the point that the receivers did recognize the chiefs by sending them notices of intent to cut the wages; that the men considered the injunction binding on them to remain in the employ of the road whether satis- fled or not; that the acceptance of the new schedule of wages was made with the shadow of the injunction over them; that thu men were hired by the day or by the mile and could bo discharged at any time; that the injunction has practically rendered the unions inoperative. Working! of the Union Explained. Edgar T. Clark, grand chief of the Order of Railway Conductors, was the first witness. He proved a shrewd, plain speaker and conservative in his views He explained the workings of the order und showed that it required » two-thirds vote of the men in order to havo a strike. He gave a history of the conferences with the receivers and showed that tho injunctions were is- Bucd before efforts to arrive at an amicable understanding could bo reach ed. During the evidence the witness rave his sentiments as follows: "I be Hove that next to the home the labor organizations are the pillars of our government. They teach men obedience to the laws and make them better citizens while advancing their interests and those of their employers. Marshal Failed to rind Him. Mr Clark said he had not been served with the injunction, although a United States marshal had hunted for him. He is bound by the order, however, and would not h»ve sanctioned a strike under the circumstances. He said also that the men felt bound by the order not to quit the employ of the road and would not strike. In answer to Representative Boatner v Mr Clark said he did not think the injunction had done any harm so far as the Northern Pacific employes were concerned, but it had been harmful m a general way to working.men, as hs believed it was an abridgement of their constitutional rights, and established a precedent which would be followed by all courts had not congress been called on to investigate. Mr. Sargent's tastlmony was practically to the same effect Congressman Stone's questions were altogether on the line that the judge's action was necessary, and he repeated- lv tried to trip the witnesses. V How Btrlke« Originate. MILWAUKKK, April 10.-At the morn- Ing BCBsion of the Jenkins' investigation Chief Wilkinson of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen was the fir»t witness. He related fact, concerning The conference of the Northern Pacific at the time of the threatened aYrtke The m«n had thought th.y could' not leave the employ of h« railway. After ft great dsul of dia- ^on - to th. right of th. chief, to oniult with th. m.n h» »nd hto ftMool- o»m.to tb« oonoln»lon that they ' " B to leave the. the iTM.ivW«i tat eeuld ad- do etherwiM Save to make written complaint to their lodges, and these complaints are referred in turn to the local and general grievance committees. Che matter finally roaches him, if it s not adjusted. It requires two-thirds vote of the members and. the unani mous consent of the committee to cause a strike, all he can do is to consent to a strike, but a strike cannot, bo ordered without his consent. No steps toward a btrike had been taken by the Northern Pacific men. Under cross-examination by Congressman Stone Wilkinson said a strike ordinarily required a month's time to start He denied that he had any jower to order a strike, without action by the employes. There are MJU.UOO trainmen in the United States and about 'M per cunt of them belong to the order. He is not iu tho employ of any road, and was not affected by the order only through his official position. No VlolonuB In tho Strikon. Replying to question as to whether there had been any violence in the strikes lie ordered, Mr. Wilkinson said there had been no violence, und that violence does not always accompany strikes. A conference with the receivers had been arranged for when tho order was made. Duriag a cross-examination by Mr. Curtis, Chief Wilkinson said a strike had been ordered January 1, and had the order been obeyed it would have resulted in stopping the traffic of the road, and that the stoppage would havo lasted as long as the men held out. Mr. Wilkinson thought the injunction had denied all his riffhts. He was familiar with tho Northern Pacific road and kn«w that the tying up of the road would result in public hardship at certain points. He would not admit that he had evor sanctioned an illegal strike and that there could be an illegal strike when regularly ordered by the order. He exhibited the rules of the order, which provide for the expulsion of those who take part in a strike not regularly ordered. Mr. Wilkinson admitted that a strike meant to enforce the claims of the men, but he said it was never used to force unjust claims. Mr. Curtis wanted to know if when the hour for a strike arrived the train crews abandoned their posts wherever the trains were. Tho witness said that the crews took' the trains to the end of the division before quitting. "They tinish tho run before going on strike, he said. "If they were not on a run they would be careful not to appear for work before the hour for striking arrived. They would be a little late then, probably." Position of the Switchmen. John E. Wilson, of Chicago; grandmaster of the Switchmen's Mutual Benefit association, then took Mr. Wilkinson's place in the witness chair. He represents 20,000 switchmen. His association was made defendant in th. injunctiou suit. As stated by the representative of the trainmen, Mr. Wilson said that he understood that the injunction prevented the men from leaving the employ of the company. "Are there any switchmen, then, employed in the Northern Pacific against their will?" asked Chairman Boatner. "Yes, to the extrnt that they cannot leave without being liable for contempt of court," answered Wilson. "They believe their liberty of action has been removed?" asked the chairman, "Yes, sir," replied the witness em. phatieally. The witness objected to the bad precedent established by Judge Jenkins, and he said its tendency was to destroy the labor organizations. The latter had certainly worked-great benefit to the men in many ways. Mr. Wilson declined to answer in the affirmative the question whether he thought be had the right to order a strike against the court. He admittet that the road could not be operatet without the switchmen after they hw quit But they gave notice and other men could be employed in their placev Be said when they struck they did so with the idea of inconveniencing the road. There was no doubt, he said that the quitting of 13,000 men would oaralyze the road's business, but their places might be filled. The object o the strike was to compel recognition still the men realized that their places miffht be filled by others. Law or Judge Should Be Changed. Congressman Stone, who is an ad rnirer of arbitration, made a significant Statement "Of course," said he. ••while a law cannot be passed compell ing a man to work against his will or for wages not acceptable to him, don' vou think a law could be passed providing for the arbitration of such disa Telesrraphlo News from Various Towns In Indiana. rand Chief Clark, of the conductors organization, who was then on thi •taud, replied that compulsory arbitration before a fair board would be acceptable to labor. ••What do you suggest that this com mittee should recommend?" asked Con Stone, pow 1 bl» nk - of Mr e, we eoniider that th. decision of Judr« J.=kln» i« » radical departure, from ftll pr.vton. Lgftl standard*, 1 a.n.w.r.4 Olwk, "wd white we * no ch»rf.a ftgfttwt tb* w* 1 think H other •court*' har. not thi. str«mg. pow-r. M ti« taCMa* *• MM liing wrong with" the court's motives, .vhich wo do not claim, your commit- eo should find it out. If the trouble is u thu law the law should be changed. OYER THE STATE. MET A JUST FATE. failure of an Attempt to Rob a Train in Oklahoma. T. P. Haughey 1'lead* Guilty. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 10.—Theo- ore V. Haughey, ex-president of tbo niliauapolis national bank, entered a ilea of guilty Monday afternoon o the principal charges mado against „ him in the indictment eturned. by the United States grand jury last December. The counts jharged Mr, llaughey with misappro- iriation of the funds of ' the bank, with >rabezzlemcnt, with making false en- ries, with drawing 1 false certificates of .eposit and with making- false reports of tho condition of the bank to tho comptroller of the currency. Judge 13akcr asked what course was desired to be pursued with reference to he other count in the indieUneut. "We want action suspended as to the other count," United States District Attorney Burke said. "He will not be put on trial on those counts. We are satisfied with the plea." The court asked tho district attorney if tho government would be prepared to go ahead with the other cases. Mr. Burke replied that tho ColUn cases would be taken up next, and that the government was ready to proceed. The plea wasentered on the docket and the judge said: •There will bo no action taken by mo on this plea at this time. I feel that ,he more appropriate course is to wait until the court is more fully advised aa to the transactions charged in tho other indictments upon which persons are to be tried." Tho udffo announced that when ha ivas ready to fix the punishment for VIr. Haugbcy he would send for him to come Into court In the meantime ho would be continued under the present bond of flO.OOO. The minimum punishment which Mr. Haughey can receive s five years in the penitentiary. The maximum is t«n years. Indiana Apportionment Lav. IHDIAWAPOUS, Ind., April 10.—The argument in the suit brought by the republican state committee to set aside the legislative apportionment law of 1893 was begun Monday before Judge Brown of the circuit court of this county. The plaintiff, A. W Wishard, of Indianapolis, was represented by M B. Forkner of Newcastle, and Ford Winter, ol this city, and the defense by Attorney General Smith, Charles W, Smith, John W Kern, Elliott & Elliott and John E. Lamb, of Terre Hanto.- Charles W. Smith, representing the democratic state committee, occupied the entire day. Beat the Father by Fifteen Minutes. JEFFEBSONVH.LE, Ind., April 10. Minnie L. Bean, a diminutive girl of 16, and William G. Asfi, 18, eloped to this city "Monday afternoon from' Laru county, Ky., and were married by Magistrate House. So incensed was the bride's father that he followed the couple to Louisville, thence to the ferry dock. There the couple were fifteen minutes ahead of him, and before the boat con- Teying the old man arrived on this sido of' tho river Ash and Miss Beau were made one. Fatally Cut In a Flgbt. SHKMYVILLE, Ind., April 1.0.—Edward Barrett and Thomas Barneclod engaged in a quarrel at St Paul, this county, Monday morning and Barne- clod was fatally cut Barrett attempted to escape, but was captured by Constable Emery, who was assaulted by Barrett. Both Barrett and Barne- clod arc men of family and had been employed for years in the stone quarries at St Paul. A northern Indiana League. LA POBTE, Ind., April 10.-A meeting has been called to take steps to raise a fund of 15,000 and incorporate » baseball association under the laws of the state It is possible that the northern Indiana four-club league will be made a reality, the cities favorably considered being Elkhart, Mishawaka, La Porte and Valparaiso, One Billed, Two Fatally Injured. BOUBBON, Ind., April 10.- By the derailing of a passenger train on the Lake Erie & Western railway near Tyner City Monday morning John Shaw, a brakeinan, was killed and two passengers, occupants of the smoking car, whose names were not learned, fatally injured. Radical A. r. A. Man Mlmta* AXDER80M. Ind., April 10.-GeorgF W. Steece, a well-known manufacturer, and president of the West Muncie tack factory, has mysteriously disappeared. He was » radical A. P. A. and it s few-ad that he has been foully dealt with. ' Fatal Injurle* to » Runaway. HH»x»TTlLLlt, Ind., April 10.—In ft runaway here Monday afternoon Mrs. ChariM Tanner and dftughter were thrown from their vehicle and received MtllaJarlM. The bor*e. took fright M th. WUtfng of an umbreUft. INN f*aw4 • Mil * A Brave Guard Kills One of th. Gang and Wounds Another—A Third Is Arrested. TREATED WITH I.KAU. ENID, O. T., April 10.—The Rock Is- and had its first hold-up Monday night n the territory. It occurred between, >ond Creek and Round Pond about 11:30 >. in., and as a result one of the rob- >ers is dead, another captured and an- ither seriously wounded, while two e»- caped. The train left Caldwell about _in hour late, and the first 8top ( was at Pond Creek. It was at thia, >oint the robbers concealed themsclvea n the tender of the engine, and when; ust over Salt Fork creek, about 2 mile. rom Round Pond, where their pals were stationed near the track, the at-, tempt was mado to make the hold-up. Krpt IIU Eye on Them. Guard Jake Harmon discovered the, men before crossing the river, and he watched them to make sure of; their purpose. As they were about, to hold up the engineer and flre-j man Harmon blazed away wlthj „« Winchester. The train slowed; up and the robbers jumped off,, but one ran only a few step, and] dropped dead. Their pals, who were; stationed on a break near the track,; commenced tiring and literally peri torated the baggage-car, and when. I* pulled into Enid it looked as though i^ nad been through a musketry charge., Harmon and another guard named Fawcett poured hot shot into the four remaining robbers and drove them off.; A posse was sent out and two hor§*i| were caught that belonged to the rob* bers. One of the timag Caught. The citizens of Round Pond heard o$ the hold-up, and a large crowd turned, out They captured one of the robi bers. who, it developed, has been hano> ing around Round Pond for several; days. The dead robber'. name, is Pitts, a notorious desperado) who has been In several aff»lr«| of this kind within the Iftst, two year*. The three wounded; robbers who made their escape rodn, eastward and are believed to lie » por-, tion of the Dalton gang, aa it is knownj that aome of the sympathiser, of IM| desperadoes have been seen in Enid, for several day*) one of them ft couslftj of the notorious men who met »nch »Hj ignominious end at Coffeyville, Kan. MORE FIREMEN HURT, Falling Debrl» Burle* Several Firemen la\ the Wavldion Theater Building. MILWAUKEE, April 10.—Shortly b*% fore 10 o'clock a. m., while the flremea were engaged in the search for Third) Assistant Chief Janssen's body in, the ruins of the Davidson thefcv ter, there' was .a terrible crash ooea-i sioned by the' falling of a lftrg» amount of debris from the gallery to) the balcony. Several firemen ware> carried by the crash, one of them. Truckman Lancaster, of Company No^ 1 2, being ' seriously injured. Since th^ discovery of Janssen's body the work} on the ruins has been stopped. Senate TaFlTr Debate. WASHINGTON, April 10.—The leader^ of both political parties in the senate} have reached an agreement for the con-j sideration of the tariff bill during ther remainder of tho week. General de-j bate is to continue from 2 o'clock unt«| 5 p. m. each day and no filibustering! motions are to be mfcde. The reading) of the bill will not be pressed during) that time. j Ei-Congrewmanv Price AMlgnt, BLACK RIVRB FALLS, Wis.. April 10.-^ Ex-Confrressman and ex State Senator Hugh Price has made an assignment for the benefit of hi. creditors. Th*. liabilities are 160,000. R J. Castle, ol this place, is the assignee. Thebu»lne*l depression of the past year is the CftU«« of the failure. Mr. Price .ay. he hftl asset* sufficient to more than meet hU liabilities. ' Mormon* t6 Leave for Mexico. MANTI, Utah, April 10.— Extensive- preparations are being made in thej rural districts of Utah fora Urge immigration to Mexico this fall A coacea* sion has been made by the MexicM government to iSrigbam Young, Jr.. by which the Mormon church obtaiai control of 8,000,000 acres of farming land in North Chihuahua. Palmer's Ne w Peniton BUI. ' WASHINGTON, April 10.-Senator Pftl- mer (deux. 111.) has introduced a bill providing that the accrued penaion. M the date of the death of any pensioner^ or to any pcnwn having an application pending for a pension, .hall b« p»id M his widow, or. if there is no widow, 1* his children under 10 yeartof ftf*. Good Roads Bill WASHINGTON, April 10.—The bill troduced by Senator Peffw, Jr*?*"^ k-owaa. "the Coxey good road. MUJ has been reported »dTere«ly from ^ committee <m education and Iftbor. Remit ml KlMtUes l» C»llf»n»lft. BAJT FBAICCWCO, April 1*.—J frvn the town < •tftte .how tb». keen vitteriou. in the i:.-*i'J.V- :.te)K^-ii«ffiio: F - v.. • • .:;.

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free