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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, April 14, 1894
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pplfwppspspi^ ; v •';••.;- • '• • • - • *•• ; : $;™f-: '* fflailg APRIL 14, 1894. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons or different dated and 10 cent* secured tbe current number of Art Portfolio*. See advertisement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 14. 1894. NO. 90. Your Presence Requeste AT, THE TODAY SPECIAL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO " PLEASE AND SURPRISE YOU. Wiler & Wise 315 Fourth St. A COSTLY FIRE. Pl.nt of the American Glucose Oompany at Buffalo in Ashes. The Loss Is Estimated at About «60O,- OOO—A Number of Employes Thought to Nave Perished. BIO WORKS DRSTHOYED. BUFFALO, N. Y., April 13.—The great plant of the American Glucose company, which also has extensive works at Peoria, HI., and which is controlled by <X J. Hamlin, the famous trotting horse man, and his sons, burned Thursday night. The loss is considerably over (400,000; insurance, 1585,000. Was a Bit Plant, The plant of this company was situ- •ted on the Hamburg canal, Scott, Bant and West Market and Perry streets. There were four immense buildings of brick, ranging in height from eight to eleven stories. The fire started in the main building, which •was used for making the glucose. The 'buildings burned were the power and ieed house, the refinery and the storehouse. The Buffalo city fish market •was also burned. The flre was discovered in the dynamo-room of tho main building shortly »fter 7 o'clock by the engineer. Ho .gave the nlann and he and his fireman rushed out. In ton minutes Ihe whole •eleven floors wero on firo and flames •were bursting through the windows »nd darting Irora the roof. Nereral Mliilnf, Twelve workmen are missing. They '. are known to have been at work on the eighth floor when the flre broke out The scene at the fire during the morning was a painful one. Many of 'the night gang did not go home to .•breakfast and dozens of weeping worn- em were eagerly looking for their husbands. 8«v«n Injured. "'• So far •* known four workmen and three firemen are injured. These are: John Young, a workman, hurt about the Dead and facet two Poles, cannot speak English, nam« unknown, both severely Injured, «oe b»s both legs broken-, John Stein, work- Man, severely burned; Chris Lang, fireman, ! lef broken by a fall; Louis B. Sohrader, a flre- man. badly burned; Joseph Webber, a fireman. ; burned and Injured. Honied Quickly. The flre was one of Incredible swift• ness. The building waa full of inflam- . mable materials, acids and the like used in the making of glucose and starch, /Wd the flre spread from top to bottom 'In a few minutes. In fifteen minutes the entire main building was a mass Of flames. In twenty minutes the wall* began to fall, and they fell at frequent intervals until Inside of forty- Hve minutes there was but one corner standing. The main building was oon- neetod with the power and feed house tfj m elevated bridge over Scott street The flames crept across this and ignited the feed bouse. ; tinmen Cnght In a Trap. ;: Meanwhile the city fish market Just the street caught flre. Five were sent inside to flght flames, and a number of •treuu* were turned on the root tmUdiac.. was a lono,. tow brick structure, and the firemen made a good fight to save It, but a portion of a blazing wall fell on it and started the roof to burning fiercely. The firemen inside did not know of this and no one told them. The consequences were that in a few minutes the roof fell in and buried the five firemen. Two of them escaped with no other injuries than a few bruises. Walls Fall in. The feed house was completely destroyed, the walls all having fallen by 10 o'clock. The refinery and the storehouse went next and by 11 o'clock there was nothing left of the mammoth establishment but a few tottering walls. For a great many years the Hamlins held among themselves the secrete of the processes and mado millions. Then they were sued by a man named Williams, who claimed to have discovered the process, and the secrets all came out. Since that time there have been many glucose works started. History of the Company. [Tho historic American Qlucose company In Buffalo prcHonts u phenomenal instance of enterprise and skill. Flft*eq years ago the ex- Mai of the infunt enterprise was measured by it dally consumption o! but 600 bushels of corn. From this small beginning It han attained proportions whluh within the past decade have at tlmoH Involved u dally consumption of over KO.OOO bushels o! corn In this dty alone, and although tbo westward movement of part of tho trade necessitated the transfer of a portion of Its capacity to western Holds, yet tho Buffalo works have been operated continuously at a capacity noyer less than 5,000 bushels of corn daily. The annual product of tho works, mcludlnK grnpo sugar, glucose, sirups and animal products, ruauhed 150.000,000 pounds, Employment was furnished to 700 mon, who are paid annually in salaries KOO.OOO. Tho company, composed of U. J. liamlln, and his sons Harry und William Hamlin, has an Invested capital of 81,600,000, m part represent by four factories located atPcorla, 111.; Leavenworlh, K»n.; Iowa City, In., and Tippecanoe City. O. t these western houses having un aggregate capacity of 17,000 bushels dully und with tho Buffalo plant composed nearly two-thirds of the active productive capacity of the country In this line of products.] Itobbed a Safety Vault, CHICAGO, April 18.— Information has been received here from Buffalo that two men have been arrested there for the robbery of 14.200 from a safety deposit vault in the Commercial national bank in this city. The money belonged to Dr. A. E. Evans, house physician at the Palmer house, and was taken from the vault April a. The men in custody are Richard Parsons and Wallace Galbraith, employes of Dr. Evans, who obtained possession of the keys and abstracted the money from the vault Killed by Ills Uncle. SAVANNAH, Ga., April 13.—Ben Edmonson, a prominent citizen of Brooks county, Qa,, killed hi* nephew, Yates Edmonsou, Thursday evening. Tho uncle was in a field and .heard his wife scream. Running to the house he found his nephew had made an assault upon her. Yates dashed to the front door, but was shot down in his traeks. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict of.justifiable homicide. Arb'nr D»y InTJimoii. BPHISOWIXD, 111., April 18.—Arbor day U being celebrated generally throughout the state in accordance with the proclamation of GOT. Altgeld by the planting of trees and flowering shrubs in the schoolyard* and elsewhere, with appropriate ceremonies of d*ola«aa»k>fi and singing. GET THE OLD RATE. Salaries of Union Pacific ployes Restored, Em- Action of Judge Dundv in the Famous Case—Progress of the Coke —The Miners' Strike. ^SJ, GET THE OLD WAGES. £p». .<*. ifeb., April IS.—Judge Dun- r «tMred the wages of Union Pa- <u iBtoyes restored to the old rate. 4Cfues to all the employes of tne Onion Pacific whose salaries were cut last September. The order directs the receiver to restore the old wage schedule so far as It relates to the mnn represented by the petitioners and othors similarly situated; and in cases where tho mon receive less than ffll) per month, the increased pay shall commence on the first day of March last, and in all cases where the men receive $00 per month or over the increased pay shall com- menco on the first of the present month. The opinion rendered in connection with tho order is !i very extensive one, covering tho entire history of the wage troubles on the Union Pacific road and tho hearing before Judgo CaldwelL Judge Dundy declares that Judge Caldwell, in his famous order, misstated facts, and did so maliciously. The Coke War, PlTTSBURon, April 18.—The dispalch- es from the coke country are conflicting. The situation in the southern end of the region is said to be critical, while in the northern district the works are generally in operation. Nothing is known here of the call from Dunbar for troops.. USTIONTOWS, Pa.. April IS. — The southern section of the coke fields has bo«n the headquarters of the strikers and between 400 and 600 armed men have been marching through the region surrounding the town since daylight. The excitement has been at highwater mark. They did not go near the works, but went to the company houses and tried to prevent the men going to work. The deputies charged them with drawn guns and chased them away. The men went to work, while the deputies kept the mob back with drawn guns. The strikers then marched back to Cool Springs and held another meeting, after which they marched to the plants south of town. Delegations joined them all along the route, and when the mob passed east of here there were 1,000 men in line. They had banners flying and marched to martial music. Nearly all wore armed with clubs, picks and guns, They kept on toward Fair Chance, where they are to begin the raiding of all plants in the section, coming from that point north. B»ery Miner Will Stop. COLUMBUS, 0., April 18.—President John C. McBrlde, of tbe United Mine Workers of America, was interviewed on the question of what assurance the executive board had that the order to strike April 2] would be obeyed by the men. He answered in substance that the matter had been carefully canvassed by the districts, previous to the present meeting of the national body, und that there was no reason to doubt but what every member of the miners' union would bo bound by the edict of the convention. He said that beyond the membership of the union thousands of miners in Maryland, Michigan and other states where there wan no state organization the men would strike from sympathy, and the executive board already had assurance to that effect. John McBridc Introduced a resolution pledging the miners to obey tho law during the forthcoming strike, to commit no depredations, and if necessary to assist in protecting property. The resolution was received with cheers and adopted. WIU Obey the Order. DKNVEB, Col., April 13.—Eight thousand Colorado coal miners will go out on strike April 21. WHIR CITY, Mo., April 18,—The miners of this district, it is practically settled, will obey the order to go on a strike April 21. BLBHIWGHAM, Ala,, April 18.—The general council of the United Mine Workers of Alabama decided to order a strike to commence next Saturday. The order is made upon the rejection of a proposition from tbe operators to reduce wages 20 per cent The miners offered to work at a reduction of 10 per cent. The strike will close all mines except those of the Sloss Iron ot Steel company and the Tennessee Coal, Iron & 'Railway company who use the convicts. Indiana Miners Belnotant. INDIASAFOLIS, Ind.. April 18.— Many of the Indiana miners will Join the strike ordered by the meeting at Columbus reluctantly if at all. They have all along been opposed to a strike. During the last six months they have fared better than any other class of laborers in the state, and with the coming of spring they thought they saw better times ahead. The f operators haf*, indicated all alorife that they would reduce the wages of the men on May L, when the prenent,,«c»le wpire*. The men hare objected to tn« reduction, but until the action of the Columbia meeting *«• mio«io«d it is Mfortd «MeT Wlisl ffr. feet a satisfactory compromise with the operators. The men feel that if they obey the order of the Columbus convention and strike they will not be able to clear themselves of the charge that they have shown bad faith. The mine operators here say that the men cannot hope to win a strike. They do not believe the men will obey the order. They say that there is too much surplus labor for the men to win. They declare that if the men go out they will cease to deal with them and will employ men who are not under the influence of the agitators. Illinois Miners Uuorganlied. SPRINGFIELD, 111., April IS.—The strike ordered by the national officers of the United Mine Workers of America at Columbus will probably not seriously affect tho coal business in this district, as the miners are almost unorganized and business has been dull for some time past. Pltin to CnnwnlldiUtt Lfilxir Unions. Pm-siiuitGJi, Pa., April 13.—All the prominent labor leaders of Pittsburgh have received a circular from Joseph Buchanan, Xo. 45 Park place, Xow York, urging them to sond delegates to a secret conference of labor leaders in Philadelphia April 28. The intention is to form one national labor union to take tho place of all other labor organizations. FAILURE OF S. R. POST, A JURIST GONE. Death in New York City of David Dudley Field. Brief Sketch of His Career—His Work In the Cause of Law Reform Brought Him World-Wide Fame. The UoDmm Grain Itruker (taught on a Spread Between Hew Vork anil Chicago, NEW YOBK, April 1C.— The failure of Grain Broker 8. B. Post was announced on the produce exchange and caused a sensation. Mr. Post was for years a conspicuous figure on the exchange and since his failure a few years ago was generally supposed to be working on the right side of the market He is said to have been very heavily interested in wheat during the recent advance, in the way of short wheat at Chicago and long wheat at Mew York. It is stated tbat the short wheat was covered last week in the rise and the long wheat had been coming out in the last few days here at New York. He was also said to have quite a spread in corn between New York and Chicago and to be short of oats. Mr. Post was unable to make any exact statement of the condition of his affairs, but thought he would be able to meet his liabilities in full The most probable estimate of his liabilities placed them at about $80,000. Little importance was given to the question of liabilities, however, because of an incident that occurred three years ago. At that time Mr. Post announced his failure, but a couple of hours afterward, when the 12:80 call came, when the firm had the first chance to make good its obligations under the rules, Mr. Post came forward with enough capital to meet all debts and have a large surplus left. It was said that he had forgotten the existence of 8200,000, which he had stowed away so carefully that ho had lost track of it, and when, under the new stress of circumstances, the amount and its whereabouts were recalled to his mind, he quickly produced it and satisfied his creditors. A VICTIM TO J'NKUMONIA. NEW YoKK, April 18.—David Dudley Field, tho distinguished jurist, died a 7 a. m at his home, 2 Gra-nmercy place of pneumonia. Mr. Field arrived from Italy only lust Wednesday on the Columbia. He had gone abroad to tako Christmas dinner with hi only child lady Musgravo, acd to attenc the twenty first birthday celebration o: her eldest son, Dudley Field Musgrave. His daughter is the widow of Sir An thcny M.usgrave, who was governor oi Queensland, Australia, when he died. She is living in East Grlnstoad in Sussex, about '30 niilea from London. 11 then traveled about on the continent and took the steamer from Genoa for home. He had been at his hoinn at 3 Gram- mercy place since his return, and was thought to be In good health for a man of his age—8'J years. lie was taken with pneumonia Wednesday night He HAD NO QUORUM. After Short Session Ilonse Democrats Oo Into Caucus, WASHINGTON, April 18.—The struggle over the adoption of the new rule to secure a votinjr quorum was resumed when the house met. The republicans made a preliminary stand against the approval of tie journal. As soon ais it had been read Mr. Loutello jumped to his feet and objected, and when Mr. Dockery moved its approval, the republicans sat silent in their seats. Upon the announcement of the vote, 10K—0, Mr. Boutelle made the point of no Dquorum and the roll was called. Tho republicans refrained from voting, and tho result, 150 to 1, showed that the democrats were twenty-three short of a quorum. Mr. Dockory then moved a call of the house, instructing his side to rote down the motion, in the hope of developing n democratic quorum. But again the democrats failed to get a quorum. The motion for a call was defeated, 140—14. The democrats were still twenty-five short. The prospect of a quorum was hopeless, and, as it had been decided to call a democratic caucus to consider the rules, Mr. Dockery moved an adjournment, and at 1 o'clock the house adjourned. Democratic members do not hope for a quorum until Tuesday, but are counting upon the adoption on that day of the pending rule, fining members who do not respond to roll calls. The caucus of democratic members was held at 2 p. m. WASHINGTON, April 18.—Postmaster General Hissell has issued an order providing that hereafter only short names or names of one word only shall be accepted for newly established post offices. Exceptions may be made by the department when the name is historical or has become local by long Sixteen Miners Kilted. HlL«]Ul>B, April 18.— An explosion oaused by fire-damp occurred in a coal mine at Czaprlja Thursday. It is known that sixteen were killed, and it is probable that the removal of the debrU piled up by the explosion will dl»olo«« the boaifcs of others. DAVID DDDLBY FIELD. had expected to spend his summer among the Berkshire hills, where he was born. He was engaged in writing his autobiography. Only last Wednesday he remarked: "My one great ambition is to have my codes adopted all over the world. They are written and published. It is only a question of time when they will be accepted." His Bamarkable Career. [Mr. Field was born kt Hcddsm, Conn., and wu educated »t WllUsms collage. He studied Uw,,was admitted to practice whan its years old snd begin hl« lefsl career la tats oltj. He •wat chltHy known ss s public man for his labori In tbe cams of law reform Havlnc been appointed In 1M7 by tbe letfilature ot his itate a commissioner on practice and pleading, he took an active part In the preparation ot a new coda of procedure. Be was IntruaWd by the state tn 1157, a> president ot n commluion, with too task of preparing a political coJo, a penal code, and a cdrlo oode, containing tbo entire body ot the law. Mr Noyos undertook tbe penal code and Mr. Field tbe analysis of the political snd civil. Alter many dnfts and eight Buooeiilve report* had been made the ninth and anal report was •ubmltted to tho legislature in February, 1845. Mr. Field rewrote tho civil oode eighteen tlmoa, All those law refonni occupied most ot bis time for eighteen years. Other states followed th« example of New York. The»e codes have teen adopted by near, ly all theivatoa and, In sub«tance, by England and her colonies. An International code waa next drawn up. Working with tbo Law society In England, ho dratted a oode which was afterward published. Helped to Nominate IJncoln. Mr. Field mado 111* tint public speech in 1649 at Tammany hall. Two years later he .began to rally the antl-nlavery remnant ot hli purly lo oppose the annexation of Texas. Mono was more active on the aide ot freedom during the Mlwourl compromise and the KansHS-NobrMk* difficulty. Ho attended many convonttons and always (poke ugalnvt that portion of hi* party which uphold the slave trade. Mr. Field was a delo- gato to tho peace convention during tho last months of Iho Buchanan udmlnistratioa To Ma Influc-nce and that ot Horace Groely, at tho Chicago convention in 1800, tho nomination of Lincoln wiis largely ascribed. After tbe vror ho objoctod to military rulo In t.bo south and ar«ued many celebrated cases against tbe constitutionality of military commissions. :• In 1673 ho attended » meeting at Brussels, which resulted In tho formation of an ussocia- lion ol economists, legislators and lawyers from all parts of Uic world for tho reform and codification of Iho laws of nations, the object holug to substitute arbitration for war in tho settlement of disputes. Of this association ho was chosen president. In th« l&ttor part of lf>73 Mr. Field made a tour around tho world, Doing received everywhere with the highest honors permli- •Iblo to a civilian. In 1870 he voted for Mr. Hayes, but bring convinced that Mr. Tlldcn was duly ehosen by tho people ho acted as counsel on the democratic side before iho doctoral commission. • That some year Mr. Field w»s sent to congress. Aft er tbat ho KBVO little time to public affairs. Mr. Field was a member of ono of tho most noted families of this country. Justice Field or the United Bt»l«s supreme court and Cyrus Field, father of the ocean cable, were his brothns.] Had 'uug Nearly 8,OOU Graves. ST. LOCM, April 13.— Frederick Kren- nlng, who has served as the sexton of the .Holy Ghost cemetery for the past forty years, died Thursday. He will be buried in a grave which he prepared for himself eleven years ago, and which he had covered with boards and around which he had planted flowers and vines. It is estimated that in his forty years of service Krenning had dug S,000 graves. Fin In a MlohlKan Town. HlLLBiuiJB, Mich., April 18.-The most disastrous fire that has visited this city in years occurred Thursday morning, by which the Bobertson block was entirely destroyed, together with the outfit of Bail's cigar manu. factory/Martin's barber»hopand other contents. The loss is 118,000; insurance. FEOM HOOSIERDOM. Tftlegraphlo News of Indlanlann. Interest to Did Not Intend to Kill G«er. JEFPERSONVILLE, Ind., April is. —Tha- colored murderers of Stephen Oeer were (riven a preliminary bearing before Mayor Robinson Thursday. Pickering pleaded guilty but stated that the murder was not premeditated. 11 a was merely stealing- chickens and fired in the direction of the noise made by tlie opening' of the door and did not see the man or know he bad shot him until he heard him cry. Heed denied all connection with the crime, contrary to his confession whan first arrested, and tried to put all the blama on Pickering. They were both held over to the circuit court without bail. Convention of Indiana A. I*. A. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 13.— With great secrecy the state convention of the A. P. A. convened Thursday in Lorraine hall. Delegates were present from Lafayette, Kort Wayne, Terr* Haute, Crawfordsville, Log-ansport, Anderson, South liend, Hammond, Marion, Michigan City and seventy-five other cities in the state. No accurate information as to the number belonging to the society in Indiana baa been given out beyond the claim that they have an average of 1,000 member* in every county in Indiana. This would give them a state membership of 03,000. _ _ Urg-fed ft Strlot Quarantine. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 13. — Tho state health conference closed Thursday with a comprehensive discussion. of the method* for stamping oat tuberculoiia and smallpox. Gov. Matthew* in his address to the conference took the stand that the Indiana board of health should adopt radical measures to quarantine against tbe introduction of epidemics from Chicago, which he claimed were always threat* ening this state. Trial of the Bank Wreckers. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, April 18.— In th« irial of the Coffins Thursday Receiving Teller Robinson continued to occupy ,he stand and ia not yet through. a is estimated now the trial will ast a month. The prosecution is presenting the evidence draft by draft, omitting no little detail, to show the culpability of the Coffins and their cashier. Bead, in bleeding the Indian, polls national bank. Think! MM Im Bidden to Fast I/A.POBTE, Ind., April IS.— Miss Eux, a pretty society young lady of Wanatah, has been pronounced hopelessly nsane and is now an inmate of he Logansport hospital- Her condi- ion is due to the strange halluci- ation that by divine command the must subsist without nourishment for period of four weeks. The fast waa uccessfully accomplished. Executive Clemency. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 13.— Gov. rlatthews has pardoned George Schlick roin the prison south, where he waa erving a fifteen years' sentence for tiling Richard Cisco, a tough charae- er, in a Madison saloon five years ago. chlick was 10 years old at the time ot he tragedy, and ^ a jl always borne ao xcellent character. Thl.f Caught. SOUTH BKND, Ind., April IS.— Tho olice here Thursday arrested Edward ISoonc, an ex-mail carrier on a charge of robbing the United States mails. This arrest, it is believed, will lead to »n explanation of the systematic robbing of the mails at this point since, last July. _ Expect Trouble. LEBANON, Ind., April IS.— The laborers employed by the new waterworks company of this city went out on a strike at noon Thursday for mor* wages. The company is negotiating for foreign laborers. Serious trouble may result. _ Fonr Valuable Horsos Burned. ANDERSON, Ind., April 13.— Stable* belonging to William Myers were destroyed by fire Thursday night Four valuable horses were cremated. The origin of the fire is supposed to be incendiary. _______ •illina oy a *nttn. LA POBTB, Ind., April 13.— William Buck, a wholesale furniture dealer in this city, was killed by a train. Hla brother, who was with him, was injured. _ Whit* Caps Are Driven Oat. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 13.— GOT. Matthews in an interview Thursday said that tbe white cap organizations have ended their careers in Indian*. Married Sixty Yean. KOKOMO. Ind., April 13.— Rev. Hayden Baybnrn and Mrs. Rayburn celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at their home in this city. Clothier Assigns. FBANKFOB.V, Ind., April 18.— M. Epstein, a prominent clothier of this city, failed Thursday. His supposed liabilities are »17,000! assets. »U.OOO. Charted wlt» Murder. RICHMOND, Ind., April 18. — Mote* toiler (colored) was arrested in thifc pity Thursday for the murder of hi* wile. _ Will Bsooa** a CMf. HAJWIOBB Cm, lad,, April tt— TMsv ••mnrats an ft •Itr.

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