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Fort Wayne Weekly Breeze (Newspaper) - May 17, 2012, Fort Wayne, Indiana To n Roe Vyrlle wide Catalogne the week s important occurrences concisely. Summarized. Late Laurence by electric wire trom every Quarter the Ciril sized world. The Vert latest ii Telegraph. No ath tie Kail. A special from Denver dated the 15th inst., says the Santa be railway train known As Quot Thunderbolt Quot arrived at Fountain at 2 41 this morning and had Only been standing a few minutes when a caboose and some cars the brakes a which had got Loose in some Way ran Down from a sidetrack and struck the train with terrific Force. One car was loaded a with naphtha which exploded throwing Oil Over everything and setting the train file. The men shoved the uninjured cars Back from the wreck and were trying to save the depot when it was discovered that two cars a were standing the main track that were wrecked. The nearest one was burning and it was tagged shortly afterwards the car exploded completely demolishing the depot several dwellings and a number cars one Dwelli Nir and the depot were consumed. Five persons one woman and four men were killed by the explosion and some twelve fifteen persons were wounded none very seriously. There is a Hole in the ground where the car stood about thirty feet in diameter and Kilteen feet deep. Two cars were burned and sixteen together a with the locomotive were More less wrecked. It is supposed that tramps let oif the Breaks from the cars. The report was distinctly heard in Pueblo Twenty Miles away. The scene after the explosion was beyond description. Every one the 200 Housea in the City was almost destroyed together with the new Baptist Church which was blown from its foundation and scattered Over several acres ground. Men women and children were knocked senseless and pieces broken rails car wheels and timbers were carried with terrific Force for half a mile. Fails were torn from the track carried Loo Yards and then driven two three feet into the ground while a number freight cars standing the sidetrack were blown to atoms. Minor telegrams. Corot Trogon if with sister trin Cess t. Scherbatoff and an escort 150 men have been captured by a Iribas cml nomads in Asia minor who demand an immense Ransom for their release. The boiler in the Caro Mich Woolett Mills exploded killing Henry Rowland and severely injuring Joe Randall Frank Lriddle Albert Emiddio and t. Wisner. The cause was Low water in the boiler. Bank Alk ii a and Edward Foster Well known Farmers living near Lafayette ind., went fishing with dynamite cartridges at the Mouth Tippecanoe Eivor. While each held a Cartridge in right hand Foster lit when both exploded. Foster s right hand was torn off and one Eye put out. Alkire s right Arm was carried away and both eyes blinded. Both were severely Hurt and called for help but could not be heard. Then they made their Way Over a High Hill leaving a Trail blood until Thoy reached a House. Alkire is in conscious and cannot live. A Specia ii from Wilk Sbarro pa., Bays a violent rain storm accompanied by Thunder and lightning visited this Section the state recently. In the District great damage is reported in the shape barns and out buildings being demolished and fruit Trees being uprooted. At Parsons a Large school House was struck by lightning. All the window lights a were demolished and other damage done. Many the smaller pupils were caught in the crush that followed and Quito a number seriously injured. At Murray s mine the lightning went Down the Shaft and knocked six boys and ample Down demolishing cars and tearing up the track. Harvey Roysdon aged 20, fell from the Cornice the Cowley House it. Vernon o., breaking a leg and Arm and sustaining internal injuries. To will Dio. The Senate in secret session has decided not to open the doors when tha fishery treaty is tinder consideration nor to admit even official reporto is. This is a rejection both the Hoar and Laid Lebor Ger resolutions. The democratic senators voted solidly against open session consideration. Topeka Kansas special William j. Badger was arrested by a United states marshal for a crime alleged to hav e been committed thirty years ago. In the year 1858 Badger was appointed by president Buchanan Indian agent to the Kickapoo tribes then occupying the nor Ltd portion the territory Kansas. About Foux rears later he resigned and Bis settlement with the government was not satisfactory. In the course Lime suit was lir ought against and a judgment allowed in the sum $27,000. Bajger disappeared and was reported dead. He recently returned to this state from South America where he hn3 been for twelve years Oast and was arrested at via sea Taah. File destroyed nearly Tho entire business portion Goldendale. W. T. Loss �175,000 insurance ?50,000. A we Iii in Oak Engineer Warsaw has invented a gun which will fire sixty two shots per minute. Be posts from Berlin agree Ink representing that the general condition Tho emperor shows some improvement. Tho wasting fevers to which he was us Long q victim Havo materially diminished and so though the patient is weak and emaciated. Is hold Apon life is stronger than at any time daring the past three events. showers aged 70, who was Onder sentence death in the jail at Lebanon Pennsylvania for the murder two grandchildren managed to dig out under the Stone Wall and escape. The jail is situated in the heart the town and How the eld Man got away without detection is a mystery. A boiler exploded in the Sash and Blind shop j. Hodges Manchester n. H., and two men were killed and several others injured. Among the numerous memorials presented to the general conference the m. E. Church the eighth Day its session in new Yorac was one in support superannuated ministers submitted by the Rev. Or. Green upper Iowa. Quot the determination the boundaries the conferences Quot was a memorial offered by the Bev. Or. Bell Ohio. Or. Wilder Illinois offered a Resolution calling for a general election in 1890 to Settle the question in regard to the admission women As Lay delegates. The motion was voted Down. It was voted to exclude the be v. John e. Kick Ards Montana who it was claimed came As a Delegate to represent a conference to which he does not belong. The question admission was debated for Over an hour. The Bev. Or. Gray Williamsport pa., offered a Resolution providing that the Bishops shall be appointed to contiguous districts rather than to be sent As now to different parts the . After considerable discussion the Resolution was referred to a special committee. The sunday closing Law in Newark new Jersey is to be enforced by the Law and order league who will procure testimony against the keepers Cigar and Candy stores found open and doing business sunday. Void Antaky testimony has been received in Brooklyn to the effect that mrs. Lillian Scofield Whoso account w. Thatch met a shameful death is an adventuress and a blackmailer in Means. The memorial services in respect the late Boscoe Conkling arranged for by Tho new York legislature took place in Albany. A Fine Eulogy the distinguished statesman was delivered by Kobert g. Ingersoll the seventy second annual meeting the american Bible society w As held at the Bible House in new York. The Cash receipts for general purposes during the year amounted to $557,340 and disburse ments $506,453. The Telephone War at Rochester n. Y., through which the City has been without telephonic service for the last eighteen months has been ended by the Concession the part the company the Flat rate system As against the toll system. Other Points in the controversy Are settled by Mutual concessions. The use natural Gas either for fuel illumination is attended with grave links and it has been found thus far extremely difficult to provide against accidents. By the explosion natural Gas the magnificent st. Paul s Cathedral in Quot Buffalo representing a Cost about �250,000, was destroyed the Interior being burned out with nothing left but the Walls and Tho spire. Numerous other natural Gas explosions occurred in Buffalo about the same time but in no other instance was the loss to serious. An Iron tank containing 15,000 barrels Oil two Miles up Oil Creek from Oil City pa., was struck by lightning. The tank boiled Over setting fire to another tank the opposite Side the Creek containing 34,000 barrels. The Oil and tanks Are owned by j. B. Smithman and 37,000 barrels the Oil is insured. The burning Petroleum ran Down Stream about three quarters a mile. Fortunately a Strong wind forced the Oil to the opposite Bank thus saving the works the Penn refining come any Continental Oil company and the Union company. Great fears Are entertained for the safety the City. By the Corpse a wooden building at Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania the roof a which two Hundred Boj s and Young men were gathered to witness a Ball game a number persons were badly injured four them it is feared fatally. Earlier in the Day inside the Ball Park a Carpenter was crushed to death by the fall a heavy Timber from the roof the Rand . Commodore Normal w. Kittson one the wealthiest men in the Northwest died suddenly a railway train in Wisconsin while returning to Home in Minneapolis. He was about 74. In 182 he was emplo3 de by Jacob Astor at wages $8 a month in the Hudson Bay fur Trade making Long and at times perilous trips Between st. Paul and the far Northwest. As the subsequent agent the Hudson Bay company for Many years and in mercantile pursuits he Laid the foundation great for time which in later years was increased to ten millions More by prudent investments in railroads. Commodore Kittson s widest celebrity however arose from ownership Johnson the fastest pacer in the world and Possession at least half a million dollars Worth trotting pacing and thorough bred Stock. The opening the great Sioux Weser ration in Dakota will be no special advantage to the people at Large for several years. It will require the remainder this year to secure the necessary number signatures by the indians. All 188b will be required to Survey it most 1890 will be used up in having these surveys Sut through the United states land Alsce. Of until the end that year can settlers occupy the land and then Only homesteaders can take it. They must live it four years and then 50 cents an acre for it. Enoch Mcmahon a prosperous Farmer Madison county Indiana and a farm labourer named treat were burned to death in Mcmahon s residence. A daughter the family Early in the evening built a fire in the stove amp and then went out to attend Church. The fire is supposed to have originated from the stove and As . Mcmahon and employee Here asleep in bed both perished in the flames. The Mississippi is one its annual rampages. At Clinton Iowa sunday the water was within a foot the highest recorded Mark and Likely to go above it at Fulton water Snurr Mided the City making it an Island and flowed Over improved farms several Miles in Width and at Quincy the Sny levee was in great danger being carried away in which event a Hundred thousand acres the richest farming lands in Illinois would be overflowed. High water at Bock Island and Moline caused damage amount ing to about $100,000. At Galena nearly All the streets were navigable and at Prairie Duchien and other Points the father Waters showed contempt for the Petty efforts Mankind to utilize and restrain . The Pratt county National Bank at Pratt kan., was entered by thieves at High noon and the Safe robbed $4,010. All in currency. The Book keeper and Teller had gone to dinner and the cashier partly turned the combination the Safe locked the door the Bank and went across the Street to the Post office. He was gone about ten minutes and during absence the robbery was effected by kicking a pane Glass in the window which enabled the thieves to undo the fastening and raise the Sash. A whirl wind passed South Freeport hi., demolishing the brewery buildings Haegele it pc both yellow Creek Caus Ine a loss $10,000 and filling the Creek with debris and ruining the Brick residence and bams William Brockhausen a few rods Distant causing an equal loss. Mrs. Brockhausen was severely injured by flying bricks and at Pecatonica where four houses were burned it own mrs. Berry Wilson was badly Hurt at Freeport several people were affected by lightning shocks and John m. Ditz in was dangerously injured. The extreme penalty Tho jaw was inflicted upon Zephyr Davis who was hanged in the county jail in Chicago for the murder Maggie Gaughan. An address in behalf the condemned Man in which he expressed sorrow for crime and readiness to die was read by Bev. Or. Henderson. The last words Davis were Quot i believe in the liabilities Lush amp co., san Francisco Are estimated at $200,000. At in Napolis mrs. Ida Jordan who had become deranged through the Christian science study gave her Little son 4 years old a fatal dose aconite and then Cut her own Throat. Both Are . Jefferson Davis has been invited to participate in the ceremony laying the Corner Stone the ladies Confederate Monument at Jackson miss., and will attend if health permits. A Opportunity for the United states government to assert its authority at Home is furnished in Franklin county Virginia. Revenue officers had arrested a Moonshiner whom they caught Selling illicit whisky but were overpowered by the residents the neighbourhood and their prisoner liberated and hurried off to the mountains. The officers were completely intimidated and did not even attempt Pursuit and recapture. A convalescent patient in a Hospital at Paducah ky., swallowed a quid tobacco and coughed himself to death in spite All the surgeons could do to break up the paroxysms lie lived five . A Washington special to the Chicago morning news says that Quot Republican members the Senate committee the judiciary make no secret their purpose to hold up the nomination . Fuller until next session although no official action in thai direction has been will be taken. The consideration nomination will simply be delayed As if it were necessary to do so. And in the vent the election a Republican pre Siffert next fall he will probably not be confirmed at the Secretary the Treasury had purchased up to monday Bonds the face value $18,088,000 under the circular april 17, the Cost to the government including Premium being $21,055,500. And yet the surplus is greater by �175,000 than when the Secretary began buying Bonds. On saturday Over $7,000,000 in Bonds was accepted at rates higher than those heretofore paid. The Senate committee privileges and elections held a meeting at washing in ton last week to consider the Turpie Case. After an hour s consideration the committee came to the unanimous conclusion that the determination the Indiana House representatives under the Peculiar circumstances this Case the title its members to their seats is conclusive upon the Senate and therefore that the persons who voted in the election senator must be conclusively presumed to have been entitled to vote and consequently that a. Turpie must be held to be entitled to . The Case the beading strikers is a hard one. Their places have been filled and they Are out employment an in abject want. They beg for work to do but cannot get it even if they sever their membership in All labor orig animations and in some cases the men and their families have been compelled to go to the almshouse. They expected that they would receive financial support from the knights labor bodies to which they belonged Only to find that men who work Are not willing to support men in idleness for any length time. The trial . John Dillon charged under the crimes act with inciting tenants not to rent came off last week at to Ley Vallin Ireland. Or. Dillon was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment without hard labor. After sentence . Dillon took an Appeal and the hearing was fixed for june 28. A London dispatch states that Quot lord Salisbury was called upon by a deputation members the House commons and others who asked the government to protect trading and to suppress slave dealing in Soudan. The Premier explained that there were Only two alternatives with i drawl from Sarakin which would mean the dominance Osman Digma and the slave Trade the Contina Anoe the egyptian Flag at Sarakin. An English protectorate he said could not be thought . The government sympathized with the Aims the deputation and would advise the egyptian government to the Best its the emperor continues to improve says a Berlin dispatch saturday. The periods depression Dae to weakness have been fewer in the last few Days. It is not probable that an attempt will be made to move to Potsdam before the end the Mouth. A Mon sent to the Empress Maria Theresa has been unveiled at Vienna. A system Relief has been organized in Germany for the sufferers by the floods. The upper House the prussian land tag has passed the Bill Rea nitting Catholic orders into the kingdom. Michaei Davitt was made a Knight labor while in America and he is now working to extend the organization in England. The Vanderbilt Are creating a juror in London. They have rented a House in Belgravia for 1,000 guineas a month. It is said they Are besieged with callers. My. Blaine la in Paris. He is said to look stronger silo stay in Italy. John Iii icon has been convicted a second charge under the crimes act and Agam sentenced to six months imprisonment without hard labor. This does not mean a year in jail it being ordered that both sentences be served at the same time. General. A Syndicate consisting largely Canadian Pacific capitalists headed by j. J. S. Abbott member the Dominion ministry and commanding British capital to the extent $1<>0,000,000, has been formed to undertake a railway work in Brazil. The terms offered by the emperor Are considered highly attractive. Two surveyors employed by the Canadian Pacific Road have already gone to Brazil to make the superficial surveys. The proposed Road will connect the headwaters the Amazon with those the Para River. The Quot zoo Quot and southwestern railway company have filed articles association with the Secretary state at Madison wis., the purpose being to construct a Road which will be two Miles Long across the Mississippi Biver opposite Alma Buffalo county. Provincial trea Sukker Jones has announced to tiie Manitoba legislature that a loan $1,500,000 has been secured in London for the completion the bed River Valley Road at a favourable rate interest. The ancient order hibernian in its convention in new York adopted a Resolution denouncing the tory Appeal to Lime As an evidence weakness the part the English government and a Triumph for the Brave Bishop whose voice and act will surely convince the holy father that England s design not Ireland s desire asks interference in the affairs Ireland. A big railway Syndicate has been formed by Canadian and american Money magnates for the purpose constructing rail was and encouraging colonization in Brazil. It has a capital $100,000,000, and proposes to build lines a Railroad penetrating to regions hitherto inaccessible to Commerce but Rich in diamonds precious metals and agricultural resources. It is reported that the Atchison Topeka and Santa be Railroad is endeavouring to Purchase lease the new York Lake Erie and Western and thus have a grand trans Continental line under one management. A Bill for the immediate and unconditional abolition slavery throughout the whole brazilian Empire has been approved by the chamber deputies. It is asserted in Loudon that the amicable settlement the disputes Between Morocco and the United states was influenced by a private commission sent by Prince Bismarck to the Sultan. Market reports. It ill a k. to Primo Toora s.i. v s c.50 Good. 4.2."i i h 4.75 cows and heifers. A Quot .&Quot<.50 Hoory Shi Ziying grades. .0 i. ,&Quot.75 Shukr. Coo we Kate no. 2 l .92 it knt no. 2.,&Quot>8 t oat. A no. 2.34 i Ujj uarr.?no. 2.70 Quot .7ft Boxt Kkt Choice a .25 i Ino dairy.22 .24 Cream ilat.00 i .10 etios�?frosh.1 5 cd .14 potato so Choice Lior bu.7i> a a Juke Mesa. 14.00 14. 30 mxj.\varkee.�?june.84 it cohns no. .05 i Quot Sis Oats no. 2 White m @ .3� Ryks no. 1. &Quot.3 w. .05 Barley no. 2.08a .70 Pokky mobs. 14.00 ?14.2j Toledo. Wheat-Cash. Juii Osvi cokn�?Cash.57jiosi . 2 White. Cloves seed. 4.20 Lii. 4.30 st Louis. Wheat no. 2 kod.89 .90 Corn-mixtid.53 amp a ih2 . Jov i. Rye. vis .021 Bari-ey.80 a i he pork Mesa. 14,50 if 15.00 new Yoke. . 4.50 5.75 hocus. 5.50 9 tt.25 Sukki. 5.50 is 7.25 wheat no. 2 Rod. 1.00 1.01 c no. 2.66 amp .07 oats�?White.42 i .40 pork new mess.15.00 to 15.50 Detroit. Cattle. 4.c0 �5 5.25 hogs. 5.00 Quot t 6.00 sheep. 4.2r, amp 5.50 we Kate no. 2 red.93. 3>4 corny no. 2.57 i i <6 Ruthh Oats no. 2 White jhhj.31 Indian Apo iils. A talk. 4. 0 it in 5.52 hog. 5.25 amp 6.00 snip. 5,50 5.25 lambs. 6.00 a a 7.00 Buffalo. Cattle. 4.00 5.00 hogs. 5.00 d c. sheep. 6.00 amp 7.25 wheat no. 1 White.07 2 corny no 2 yellow >0 a .01 East Liberty. Cattle prime. 4.75 �5 5.25 fair. 4.25 c t 4.75 common. 3.7-5 amp 4.25 hogs. 6.c0 c.25 a Skiep. 5.0 it 6.23 laugh. 5.00 amp 0.00 la a Al a a Jav Intens. Be state s great Weatt. Indiana is a Ricoli state in almost every particular. As a farming and Grain raising state a is a. As the statistics show in surpassed. In Point Mineral wealth also it has a one showing though the Deno its some minerals Ara not to Large As in other states still it has great variety and its resources in Thia respect Are not the least part its wealth. Prof. Lohn Collett has Jat completed an examination into the Mineral Fields. He ends that the area the Indiana Coal a Elda is about 7,000 Square Miles Coal being found in seventeen counties. The Block Coal a Elda cover about 600 Square Miles. This Coal a mined most extensively at Brazil and Carbon in Clay county. Underlying the great Beds Coal is a Large amount Fine fire Clay the Deposit being from three to twelve feet thick and yielding a material suitable for pottery and Terra Cotta Porpose. So far As Stone is concerned the state is also Rich both in variety and Quality. Indiana Limestone is unexcelled anywhere. There a a Fine Hydraulic Quality quarried in the lower part Tho Stato in Clark and Harrison counties also some deposits in Wabash county. Thia Limestone has been used in making a Superior Quality Hydraulic Cement and is a valuable Mineral Deposit in the state. Magnesium Limestone a Superior Grade is also found in a number counties notably Huntington. Wabash Cass. Jennings Howard Delaware Madison Jasper. White. Hamilton Miami Shelby. Decatur and Carroll. The Oolitic deposits in the counties Monroe Owen. Lawrence Washington Craw Tord and Harrison Are very Fine. Some new and extensive mines Are being opened out in these sections and the Quality the Stone is said by experts to be excellent. A Good Quality flagging a found near Laurel Wabash. St. Paol Greensburg and Putnamville these deposits ranging from three to eight inches thick. The Putnamville quarries produce a Limestone very valuable for All building purposes being highly Silicio a and therefore proof against Frost fire and All kinds weather. Grindstone and Whetstone Are also among Tho products Indiana Quad Rich. A Superior Quality the former being mined in Orange Lawrence Harrison. Warren and Crawford counties. The French lick quarries in Orange county produce what is known throughout the As the Quot hindus to a it is regarded As Tho finest thing its kind in the Market for use Fine cutlery and Fine tools All kinds. Perhaps Vei a few people know that Gold has been found in any Quanta to in Tho state. Thero has however been t3 oco extracted in the counties Morgan and lir own. And what 1b perhaps Lofs widely known diamonds Bavo been found among the Mineral Deikis its the state five having i it Oen taken from a Drift near Martinsville Morgan county. Two them Are Verv Bright and Clear. Iii the other Mineral Deposit there is a Fino Quality White Sand which is used in the manufacture ilas3, especially at Tho Depauw Glass works at new Albany Fine Deposit red and yellow ochre from which paints Many colors Are made common Salt Iron and Copper in limited quantities. Of All the weath that is being taken from the Earth at present perhaps Natt Ralf a9 in going to prove Tho most valuable to the state. It exists in a Broad Belt being found in no less than Twenty two counties. Among Tho products the Stato is Petroleum which occurs in a great Many the ii sep in and Neir Tho Fiat urn Gas Belr. Taero Are Good Oil Wolls in Cass Pulaski my Blackford counties. It will be seen from the us Lamury these resources that Indiana a debit inc. In time to become one the Woal Thiesi most pro Seroup and most thickly Pupu Laid states in the Union. _ minor state Ifni a a cd Zirles Sopheus while trying to Ali Foht from a moving train at Shelby Ville was hurled under the cars and the wheels badly mangled left leg and Arm and crushed in Skull. A Mace White an a Miloye in Kilgore s heading factory at Anderson bad an Eyo knocked out and was pro ably fatally Hurt while gumming a saw by the bursting a rapidly revolving Emery wheel a piece which in the face. A Liev. Charles Oskins a Well known and prominent citizen Lincoln met with a horrible death by falling under the wheels a passing express . Howa end in Orinc to quickly Cross Tho track when a bystander attempted to Stop and Tho detention Cost life. The train passed Over body Lengthwise. The horror took place in Cuil View Bride a a Eek who was thrown into convulsions at the sight. A William Spencer and tvrs. Fary Ann Shaw were United in marriage at Shelby Ville recently. He is 7 years old and Mary Ann is 72. This is Quot civil liar s fourth matrimonial venture while the Brido has disposed live husbands he by in the sixth. A Henry Bender pern aged tried from a ruptured blood vessel Roc Eivid while Plaj Ini Quot circus Quot with companions. A fish Jious belonging to w. I. Cravens a Center Valley were partly drained their water and robbed the 5-Ycar-Ald German Trout with which they were stocked. A some unknown parties Sprink Leil ? Green mixed with Salt along the be Sieison Cravel Roa 1 West Frankfort and a number horses and cattle have died from the effects. An Effort is being made to discover who tiie criminals Are and should they be detected they will be dealt with severely. A mrs. Goorge Shipman was fatally gored by a cow at Jeffersonville. A Tho Wab i in importing company will during the Cou Uuie , receive seventh five horses Tirol to from Belgium for Breed inc purposes. The company has purchased a tine Stock farm near Wabash. A a most harrowing Case cremation occurred near Summitville in which Enoch Mcmahon one the most prominent and substantial Farmers Madison , and farm hand named treat lost their lives. Or. Mcmahon s me residence was discovered to be in Llames but when been it was too far gone to be saved and nothing but the screams the unfortunate victims per Shiuk in the flames greeted the . In the evening . Mcmahon s daughter built a fire in the stove and went to Church. During her absence the fire communicated in some unknown Way to the House and caused its destruction. Mcmahon and treat were asleep and it is supposed they were suffocated by the smoke. The loss is about �1,500. At the time death Mcmahon was 70 years old and quite wealthy. William old Man sentenced to the Penitentiary two years ago for counterfeiting has been discharged by United states commissioner we. A. Van Buren As a poor convict. At one time before trial he left the state and went to Coli Iomia but Bondsmen brought Back. He then pleaded a nifty and has since been in the prison North. A measles Are raging in Winchester and in Randolph county. /

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