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P??^^^^ -•;••'• ,"• - APRIL *5, 1804. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 6 coupons of different dntes and 10 cents apcures the current nnmbar of Art Portfolios. See advertisement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. SUNDAY MOENING, APRIL 15. 1894. NO. 91. Your Presence Requested TIED UP. AT THE TOMORROW SPECIAL EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO PLEASE AND SURPRISE YOU. Wiler & Wise. 315 Fourth St. THE CAUCUS ACTS. JSffort to Prevent Further. Filibustering in the House. Every Representstive Present, Whether He Vote* or Not, to Be Counted In Making Up a Quorum. AS IMPORTANT DKCIB10M KKACHID. WASHDJOToy, April 14. — After a tested session of two hours and a half the democratic caucus Friday afternoon decided by a vote of 80 to 44 to instruct the committee on rules to report a new rule to ascertain and record the presence of a quorum, whether vot- inff or not. Practically all the democratic members of the house attended the caucus. Mr. Bland (Mo.) presented a resolution directing the sergeant-at-arms to carry out the provision of section 40, chapter 3, of the revised statutes, by •which deductions from the salaries of members should he made for every day's absence, except on account of sickness. This was in accordance with the action of tho judiciary committee earlier in the day. It was unanimously adopted. Mr. Springer (I1L) brought forward the rule which he introduced some time ago, framed on the lines of the aid rule drawn some twelve years ago by J. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia, -which provided that members who declined to vote when their names were •called should be brought to tho bar of -the house, and after being given an opportunity to vote upon tho pending proposition, in case of refusal should be recorded as "present but not voting." Many Remedies Suggested. Mr. Pendleton (\V. Va.) offered a resolution directing the committee on rules to formulate and present a rule to ascertain and record tho presence of a qnorum, whether voting or not, Mr. Oathvraite (0.) suggested a different method of accomplishing tbe same purpose. Speaker Crisp took the floor and made a vigorous speech, pointing out the deplorable position in which the house found itself on account of con- tinned and persistent absenteeism. Quite a number of speeches were made in opposition to any and all rules looking to the counting of members who refused to vote, Messrs. Kilgore (Tex), Bryan (Neb,), McMillin (Tenn.), •Wheeler (Ala-)y and Williams (111.) led the opposition. Bale to Nominate R«ed for Fresldeut. Mr. Cummlngs (N. Y.) made a speech •gftinst the proposition to count a quorum, at the conclusion of which he tent up to the desk an amendment to the title of any new rule which should be reported for this purpose so as to make it read: "A rule to nominate Thomas Brackott Reed for president ol the United States," Mr. DeArmond (Mo.) offered a resolution expressing it as the sensa of the caucus that the committee on rules •hould prepare a new rule for ascertaining the presence of a quorum and sUsosome method for compelling the attendance of absent members. Mr. mot«d Jo refer all the resolutions to' the committee on ruies. The motion was lost—69 to 65. Mr. DeArmond's resolution was adopted by a two-thirds majority—80 to 44. This completed the work of the caucus. Still Without • Quorum. WASHINGTON, April 14.— Filibustering was resumed in the house as soon as it convened. The first call of the roll showed that the democrats lacked thirty-seven of a quorum. At 12:30 the house adjourned. SISTER OF MERCY MURDERED. Berlin and Rarronudlngs Exoltcd bj an Assault mod Killing. BERLIN, April 14.—The body of a beautiful Sister of Mercy was found by the side of the road leading to the Grunewald colony.. There were evidences that she had been assaulted and that she had made a desperate fight. Her throat was cut A man who attempted an assault upon a stout country girl about the hour the Sister of Mercy was killed, is supposed to have done the murder, and the whole city and neighborhood is excitedly interested in his capture. Senator WalnrTs First Bill. WASHINGTON, April 14.—The first bill Introduced by the new senator from Georgia, fonator Walsh, was presented In the senate. It relates to reform of the judiciary. The resolution of Senator Quay (rep., Pn.) for the hearing April SO of a delegation of workingmen was laid upon tho table, yens, 84; nn,yn, 0. The negative votes were: Davis, Dolph, Dubois, Frye, Gallioger, Uasbrough, Piffcr, Power and Quay. To Huu for til* Senate. NKW YOHK, April 14.—A dispatch from Valparaiso says that James D. Porter, United States minister to Chili, has sailed for homo. According to advices previously received he proposes to become it candidate for the United States senate against Senator Harris, who is opposed to tho administration. Ho will receive the support of the administration in his campaign, Will Work llard for Keelecllon. WASHINGTON, April 14.—A friend of Representative Breckinridge says that he will not take his seat in tho house at the conclusion of tho trial, but will start directly for home and commence his flght for renomination and reelection to congress. He Intends to speak in every election precinct in tho district, or, as he expressed it, in every public hall and schoolhouse. Ed Morrlll Convicted. FRESNO, Cal., April 14.—Ed Morrill, who aided Chris Evans to escape from Hail hero and who has been on trial for the last two days for robbing City Marshal Morgan of his pistol immediately after his escape, has been found guilty. He will be sentenced Monday, Receivers Will Star. MU.WAUKKE, April 14.— Judge Jenkins has denied the petition for the removal of the Northern Pacific receivers. £ Oold Production nC the UnlUd NtaUl. WASHIHGTON, April 14. — Director Preston, of the mint, has completed his final figures on the gold production of tho United States during the calendar year 1898. The total production is given an of the value of »85,B50,000, which is an increase for the year of tft-AU ottnots. reoreientincr tl.5lB.4W. The Great Northern Railway Suffers from a Strike, Every Man Employed on About 1,500 Miles of the Main Line Is Out- Cause of the Trouble. ALL QUIT WORK. HELENA, Mont, April 14.—A general strike on the Great Nortnern railway extending from Larimorc, N. D., to Spokane, Wash., on the main line, and from Havre to 13utte, on the Montana Central, was inaugurated at noon Friday. Nearly 1,600 miles of road are tied up. The strike embraces all classes of employes. Every eonductor, engineer, fireman, brakemun, operator, .clerk, shopman, section rnan, car repairer and coal heaver between the' points named quit work together and the switchmen with the exception of thosts employed in the Euttc yard. This is the first strike that has been ordered by the American Kuilway union on any road, and as it is a question of life or death with tho men and with tho new order, tlicrc is no doubt it will be fought out to the bitter end. If tho strike continues for a few days it will result in closing down a number of the big mines in liutte and the re duction works in Great Falls. ST. PAUL, Minn., April H.—All union men employed by the Great Northern Railway company from Devil's Lake N. D., to the Washington state border were on Friday morning sent an order signed by a committee of the American Hallway union, directing them to stop work at noon, and DO to resume until the old rate of wages paid prior to August 1, 1808, has been restored. Dispatches indicate that the order has been obeyed at some places. At Selena the strike was in augurated promptly at noon. The Atlantic express was delayed there. The mail car was detached from the train and sent ahead, but the passenger cars were all left behind. A Great Falls (Mont.) dispatch says all employes ol the Great Northern struck promptly at noon. The Sand Coulee coal train was •topped on the railroad bridge over the Missouri river. The west-bound passenger train there is stopped on the east side of the Missouri. The men declare that mail trains will be allowed to run, but they will not permit passenger trains to run. They say they will not, however, permit any violence or destruction of property. Refuted to Strike. When the president of the Devil's Lake union received the strike order from Hogan and Roy he conferred with the men and they refused to strike because the order was not signed by President Debs. A message was sent him asking for instructions. The eastern divisions of the line are not yet imbroiled. Uravr Cut In Wages. The officers of the union in St. Paul state that since lost August, the wages had been reduced all' the way from 6 per cent to 88 per cent, and that the agreement with the engineers recently made would be held void by them as having been made under a misunderstanding. Strikers Bald Coke Ovens. UJTIONTOWK, Pa., April 14.—Since daylight Friday irornlng the southern half of the coke region embracing the Leith, Oliphant, Browntield, Kyle, Wynu and Redstone plants of tho H. C, Frick Coke company, the Martin and Fairchance plants of the Fairchance Furnace company and a number of small plants have been completely overrun by a mob of strikers estimated at from 1,600 to a.OOO men. They have made the most successful raid in tbe history of the strike and as a result not a workman can be seen nor is there a wheel turning at any of i-ie above works. They drove nearly 1,000 men from their places and made th"t many coke ovens idle. Quiet In the Coke Keglonf. < UNIONTOWN, Pa., April 14. — The striking cokers are quiet. The big march planned by the northern end ol the region was not begun, and it is not known if it will be carried signs of peace are everywhere evident The beginning of the end of the lock out came when officers of the painters district council received a request from the Master Painters' association to ap point an arbitration committee to mee a similar committee from the latter or ganization. The strikers sent a favorable reply to the bosses' communication. Eight Hours for Milwaukee Carpenters Mli/WAUXii, April 14.—The master carpenters have adopted a resolution establishing an eight-hour day and declaring that the minimum vtages shal. be 22)^ cents an hoar during the com ing season. Since the strike two years ago twenty-Dve cents has been the minimum rate. GEN. SUOCUM DEAD. Tho Veteran Warrior Succumb* to an At* tack of 1'uuiimoiita. Nitiv YOHK, April 14.—Oeu. Henry W. S locum died at 12:0, r ) a. m, at his home, No. 405 Clinton avenue, Brooklyn, of pneumonia. Gen. Slocum had been ill only a few days, and death was not expected. lllenry Warner Slocum was born In Delphi, a, hnmlct ni'iir Syracuse, N. Y., September 24, 18i7. Ho luid conmiunceii to t»l«! an acudemiD courflo at Civy.enovtu semicury whnn Homu kind fortuno threw i» Won Point ciuliM.ship I" nls way. Hu cntnred tlio academy ai2I nnd graduated In 1852, tlio seventh man In ;i cl-.iss of forty- two members. After serving with honor as lieutenant in too war wlih tho Senilnolo Indians in Florida, no studied law, unil upon f?railu»ttnK prlictlceil hln profession in Syracuse, N. Y. lie soon bee:imc prominent in politics, aorving in the slate legislature. When the at all. All the plants In tho southern end of tho region resumed without the protection of deputy sheriffs. The coke operators again feel that the strike is over, and man> of those engaged in conducting the contest are ready to give up, If they could do so gracefully. ' It is reported that another convention of strikers will be called soon to consider the question of . declaring the strike off. The sentiment for abandoning the strike seems to be growing. The coming national strike of coal miners makes little difference to the men in the coke region, owing to the indiflerenco their cause has received at the hands of tho national organization during the present strike. It is now considered more than probable that April 31 will find everybody in the coal region striking, except the Connellsville region coke workers, unless very prompt and satisfactory action Is taken by the national body. ' ' Xh» Chlc»«o tookout. CHICAGO, April 14. -Arbitration ii tha element that is quellinff the labor troubles wbloh hare made such a ttu> moil hew the rawt ten days. To-day 8BN. H. W. BLOCU1I. w»r of tho rebellion broke out ha resigned tbe offlc* of <jounty treasurer of Onondaira county and went to the front M colonel of tho Twenty- lorenth New York volunteers. Ha was »e- rwelj .wounded at the battle of Bull Run. After nls recovery he wa« made brigadier general under McClellan. Hla services at the but tie of Malvern Hill won for him the appointment of major general of volunteer* He com. minded bodies ot troops at South Mountain, Autletam, Ch»ni'ellorsvtlle, Gettysburg and Vlcksours;, and was in command of tha army of Georgia during tbe famous mareh to the sea. After this ho was •gain put in command of the department of tha Mliilsnlppl. In 1863, or Just as BOOU as It was plain that the fighting wan over, O«a Slocum resigned, having been In continuous aervloo from tho very outbreak of hostilities. Gen. Slocum then returned to civil life and resumed the praotioo of the law In Brooklyn in 1800, and In the followinc year declined the appointment of colonel of infantry In tho regular army, Ho was defeated In 1885 as the democratic candidate for secretary of state of New York. In 1808 ho was chosen a presidential elector, and wan olootod to congress tho samo year and reelected In 1STO. In 1870 ho was appointed commissioner ol public works in Brooklyn, whioh ho subsequently resigned. In 1884 ho was elected congressman at large from Now Yorlt , state. He was ono of the commissioners of the ' Brooklyn bridge and w»i In favor of making It Tree to the public. Gen. Slooum was spolten of in connection with tbe democratic nomination for the presidency when Mr. Cleveland was first nominated [n 1884, and but for his political disagreement with "Boss" McLaughlln would have been nominated for tho governorship of New York In 1883. At that time Cleveland was selected only ,sa compromise to defeat Slocum. He was always methodical and circumspect In all his relations. He was regular In his habits and enjoyed a strong constitution, of which he took ;ood care. Ho was successful In business and hod a millionaire,] FLOODED BY A CLOUDBURST. Bou»«s and Crops of Texas Settlers Wanned Aw»y — Loss of Life Feared. WACO, Tex.. April 14.—Advices from Troy, 80 miles south, Ktato that a terrible cloudburst has flooded Elm Ireok bottom, washing away crops for miles and totally destroying ;liem. Many houses have been washed away and much stock drowned. No oss of life has been reported so far, but it is considered certain that of the fam lies living in that section some must have perished, as they have not been out I heard from. Bailroad bridges and tele- IN FLAMING OIL, Four Men Horribly Burned at Chicago. Explosion of a Tank of Oil tho Cause of the Accident—One Dies of His Injuries. graph poles were washed away, cutting off all communication. Would Borrow from Uncle Ram. WASHINGTON, April 14.—A bill introj duced by Senator Peffer requires the secretary of the treasury to issue *250,000,000 of treasury notes, to be used to meet all the expenses of the government and to be loaned to states, counties, towns and Individuals on proper security »nd without interest The bill also prohibits the sale of land of any description and forbids any one person owning more than 100 acres. The bill was drawn and presented at the instance of the American Anti- Usury association, of Catasauqua, Pa, Gold Shipment* to Kurope. NEW YOBK, April 14.—During the week about 14,000,000 has been shipped to Kurope, of which all but 1760,000, from Boston, is exported from this city. The subtreaaury supplied 11,900,000 of the amount, shipped from here, tho banks furnishing the rest These shipments are made by reason of the 'fa°t that bills of exchange are scarce, and gold is sent forward to meet the recmirvnenti of remitter*. • IK TERRIBLE TORTDRK CHICAGO, April 14. —By the explosion of a burning oil car in tho Milwaukee & St. Paul yards at California avenue about 8 o'clock a. m. four men were badly injured, one, fatally. They are: John Kleinfeldt, who has since died; Patrick Fitzsimons,Charles Miller and John Foute, all badly burned. The car—one of the Standard Oil company's tank lines—was brought into the yards early in the morning. Its frame work was then afire. Presumably it had been ignited by a hot journal. The oar ivas switched oi some 130 feet from the main switche to minimize the danger should an ex plosion lake place. About 7 o'clock still alarm brought CiipU Hand and hi engine company to the scene. After taking in the situation the cap tain refused to endanger the lives o his men by having them work near th burning car. Orders were according!; given by the firemen and the railroac company's watchmen that people be kept a safe distance from the car. Th fire, however, brought a large crowd o spectators to the scene and many people stood near the main switches. The Kxploslon. The oil tank exploded with terrifli force. The main body of the tank wai burled high in the air and projected over the tracks to the southeast. I Inally struck the ground and plowec through ». fence some 250 feet away. Simultaneously with the explosion and the rending of the tank a gigantic fountain of blazing oil leaped high From the car, spread and rained down a thousand fiery streams over an area of 200 or 800 square yards. As soon as the explosion occurred there was consternation amoDR the spectators. Those who had not been struck by the burning oil quickly sought shelter behind box-cars. The four victims lay blinded and screaming on the ground, two of them with clothes all afire. The Victims. In a minute the crowd hurried to rescue them. Kleinfeldt was sitting on a seat at a scale-shanty, about 100 foot away from the explosion. He was hurled to the ground and enveloped in the burning oiL His clothes were burned almost completely off him. Be died shortly after 1 p. m. Charles Miller was sitting on a pile of ties near Kleinfeldt He, too, was struck by the oil and badly burned. Foute, a mail carrier, was walking along the tracks. His clothes were covered with oil and his coat was almost burned up. • Joe Cronsden, in attempting to remove Foute's coat, barely escaped being burned. Fitzsimons was standing on a fence just southeast of the burning car. The shock threw him from the fence. He landed several feet away, covered with burning oil. The oil was scattered for several hundred feet around. The scale shanty and a pile of ties were quickly consumed and only the' prompt work of the railroad men prevented a serious fire in a passing cattle train. Tbe oil burned on the water in the swampy district and the fire company, whioh had been called, busied itself in preventing a serious spread of the flames. The railroad men did prompt work in caring for the injured. THE DEAD JURIST. Arrangements for the Funeral ot the.I.»fe . David Dudley Field. NEW YORK, April 14.—Tho funeral of the late David Dudley Field will take place Sunday. A telegram was received from Washington announcing that Justice Field, a brother, and Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller and Justice David J. Brewer would como on immediately from that city. The pall bearers will be Chief Justice Fuller, John Bigelow, Abram S. Hewitt, Abraham Lawrence, ex- Senator Evarts, Joseph H. Choate, B. M. Gallaway, R. E. Deyo, Dr. McCrochen and Justice Charles Andrews. Mr. Field's estate is valued at between »300,000 and 11.000,000. The property is unencumbered. Mr. Henry M. Field, his brother, said that tho bulk of his estate will be held in trust for the grandchildren until they become of age. ^____ WITHIN OUR BORDERS. Information of Especial Interest to Assail n»QB;hey'a Indictment* INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 14.—Attorneys for the defendants in the bank wreckers' trial Friday made their fir»t assault on the indictment under which the Collins are being- tried. A motion was made to quash that count in the indictment which charges Theodore P. llaughey with "making and causing to be made" false report! to. the comptroller concerning' the condition of the bank. The claim WM that thero is no legal penalty for "causing 1 to be made" false reports, and that tho count is therefore indefensible. Judge Baker took toe matter under advisement, and much, interest is taken in what may be> his decisou. 'Die point is of great importance to the Collins, who aro charged with aiding and abetting Jlaughcy, and if the couut against Uautfhey should fall through tho same would hold against the Collins. licinie Kowmnn'8 Dark Deed. KOKO.MO, Ind., April 14.—Bessie Bowman, sigcd 10, pretty and of good fain- . ily, was married here Friday to a burly negro named John Breckcnridge. Perjury was resorted to to procure the license. Rev. Mr. Lewis officiated. Warrants are out for all interested in the affair. The negro has been arrested. The minister is subject to 1 1,000 fine. The girl's friends say that the negro hypnotized her. Pleads Guilty to Kobbery. SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 11.—Edward Boone, the ex-mail carrier -who was arrested charged with robbing tho mails, appeared before United State* Commissioner Lewis Friday morning and pleaded uilty, tho specific charge being the UK.t, March 17, of a totter and money order from Henry C. Snore, of Misbawaka, to County Treasurer Simon Yenn. Be was placed under $2,00(j bonds and furnished ball. Glass Company Fall** ANDEBSOS, Ind., April 14— Tho Anderson Cathedral Glass company mad* an assignment Friday for the benefit of creditors. C. K. McCullough warn appointed receiver by Judge Ellison, ot the circuit court Liabilities are estimated at 980,000, with asset* amounting to $80,000; 925,000 of that amounV is stock on hand, the remainder is tan factory property. Hundred* s>t Work. ANDII»SO», Ind., April It—J. A. Year ger, of Oiiio, arrived in this city Friday with 150 men and fifty teams, forming part of an industrial army that begins the construction of the East Mnncie e^ tension of the Chicago & Southern rait way. The road is contracted to be finished by July 1 and an army of nearly 600 men is now employed near this city. Strange Conduct of a Wife. W ABASH, Ind.. April 14.—Mrs, Joseph Kneller, of Columbia City, apparently without any reason deserted her hus- . band, a well-known citizen, Thursday night and no tidings of her have been received. Mr. Kneller, who is a sober, industrious man, [says he has always lived happily with the woman and cannot account for her abandonment. MADELINE The Jury WINS. Breoklnrldg* es Cob •15.0OO. WASHINGTON, April 14.—Mr. Wilson, senior counsel for Madeline Pollard, finished his argument at 2:30 p. m., and Judge Bradley at onco began his charge to the jury. Judge Bradley concluded his charge at 3:07 and the jury at once retired. At 4:42 the jury returned a verdict for Miss Pollard, assessing the damages at I15.0UO. OdeTt* ijier i^xpmina it. N*w YORK, April 14—Odetta Tyler said Friday that when she heard the member* of Mr. Goold's family ob- leoted to Howard's marrying a divorced woman whose former husband was liv too; sh« promptly released Mr. Gould irom the engagement. fatally llnrnod by an Explosion. MOUNT VKHHOS, Ind., April 1*.—Near loro l»te Wednesday evening a grocery Belonging to Fred Moorhead was turned. Three cans of powder exploded, and two young men named 3eorge Lange and Milton Brookins) were so badly burned that they aro not- cxpected to recover. Festhonso Uuruod Too Soon. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 14.—Th« city authorities burned the old pest- louse Friday morning and it had not jeen burned an hour when a case ot smallpox turned up. The victim i» •Maj." Higgins, a negro tramp, who says his home is in Vincennes, j Standard Oil Securing Lands. ELWOOD, Ind., April 14.—Agents oi the Standard Oil company are placing; eases on thousands of acres of land in :his vicinity, claiming that the gas belt vill in a few years develop into the most productive oil region in tbe world. Knli;hti at Greensburs;. GJIKENSBURO, Ind., April 14.—Knightm of Pythias took tho town Friday, th* occasion being tho district meeting of the lodges of the counties There wa« marching, speechmaking and a general good time. Will Not IncrevM Wages. LEDAJSOX, Ind., April 14. — Striking- waterworks employes here have been, notified that the company will not grant tbe increase in wages and that new* men have been secured to take their places. Glass Works to Kasum*. ^ HARTFORD CITY, Ind., April 14.—Th« Hartford City Glass company will start up Its sixty-pot tank again Monday, giving employment to nearly 500 men. It has been shut down for six weeks. Smallest Son ot a Vetermn. •" EcesiAVJLi-E, Ind., April 14.—W. V. Freeman, a member of camp No. 91 •% this place, ifc supposed to be the small- ebt son of a veteran in the order. Hia height is 38 inches, age 29 years. Killed In » Qm»ir*L POSKTO, Ind., April 14.—Lewis Gr*v«t aged 60, was killed here Friday bjj Isaac Bnth, the result of a quarrel. 1

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