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Logansport Journal (Newspaper) - November 19, 1890, Logansport, Indiana YOL XV LOGANSPORT INDIANA WEDNESDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 19 1890 NO 290 FOR 3 DAYS Extraordinary Offer BIG DEBTS Of 150 pieces Tricot Cloth In 20 Different Shades of Color At the remarkable low price of Only 20 cents per yard jhe above goods will bs placed on sale this morningand tkis piice will yj fooc for the next o clays as a leader after that the regular price which iii5 MEM per yard will be asked again Come Quick to 315 Fourth Street YOU WILL SEE II You Call at D A Hauks Place tlie Largest Stock of Diamonds Watches Clocks Silver vrare Spectacles and novelties that was ever brought to to be sold very low and marked without extra cost 410 Broadway As the Oyster Season has come and as we still have the exclusive sale of the SADDLE ROC K We are prepared to fill you order large or small with promptness Give this oyster a fair trial and you vil not but the cheap dirty stock that is offered at a low price We can take care of your orders Fitzgerald Foley GROCERS Telephone 1OS Cities in the United States Owe Nearly YOU WILL DRIVE Their Resources Are Immense How ever and They Show a Very Good Financial Condition DEWFNTFR THE HATTER lJ T Y Jj n A ii 1A AND FURNISHER A BARGAIN IN Underwear Neckwear Gloves and Hats A3T IXTEKKSTISa CENSUS BULLtTIJf WASHINGTON Nov financial condition of 858 cities and large towns is shown in bulletin No 14 just issued hy the Census Office Within a few days a supplementary bulletin will be issued showing the same facts in rela tion to the remaining cities of this size This with the one published will rep resent 93 percent of the municipal debt of the United States The statistics presented cover for each ciby or town the bonded debt the floating debt and the total debt the cash in the treasury the amount in sinking funds and the total available resources the debt in excess of re sources resources in excess of debt and the annual interest charges These de tails are given by groups of States for the States individually and for each of the 858 cities and towns The general results for the S5S cities and towns con sidered are as follows The press municipal debt of the United States in 1SSO was S693J91741 the assets were valued at leaving a net municipal debt tor the cities and towns considered ot 150939 The gross debt of 1890 was and the resources 8390575S40 giving a net debt These figures stow a decrease of M5777U19 la the net debt which is a re duction ot 913 per cent in the net debt 1883 The bonded debt for 1S90 shows ac in crease of 8per cent as compared wlthl680on the other hand the floating debt has decreased 17 per cent the increase in the total debt in the ten years is 7 per cent The amount In vested in sinking funds has Increased 33 per cent the cash in the treasury has increased 81 per cent and the total available resources have increased 50 per cent since 1SSO The exhibit is as a n hole a most satisfac tory and gratifying one During the last ten years the 853 cities and towns represented in the returns by reducing their debt or increas ing their resoucces have bettered their con dition financially to the amount of The Southern cities and towns have in creased their debts by bat have in creased their resources by H20697 their net Increase in debt is expressed by The Western cities and towns like the South ern ttave Increased both their debts and re sources Tbe increase in debts amounts to and the increase in resources to 531685 the net increase in debt is 11124293 Of the total available resources 8290875846 the sinking funds represent 1147181191 or 5065 per cent while or 4935 per cent are in cash or other resources Tbe total available resources represent 3895 per cent of the gross debt leaving 6105 per cent forluture liquidations An examination of the annual interest charges as compared with the gross debt at in terest discloses some interesting comparative rates of interest in the different sections of the country In the Southern States the rate in 1880 was 491 per cent it had riyen In 1390 to 556 per cent an increase of 085 per cent The Western States showed an average in terest charge of 578 per cent In 1880 in 1890 it had fallen to 550 per cent a decrease of OSS cent The Territories in 1880 paid an average in terest of 1553 per cent this had fallen to 708 per cent in 1880 or a decrease of 874 per cent The general average for the United States in 1880 was 541 per cent In 1890 it had fallen to 463 per cent a decrease of 78 per cent Of the 853 cities and towns considered in 1880 there were 779 in which the debt was in excess of the resources and 79 in which the resources exceeded the debt In 1890 there were 746 a decrease of 33 in which the debt ex ceeded theresources and 112 on incroaso of 33 in which the resources exceeded the debt The decrease in debt in those cities and towns in which the debt exceeded the resources in 1890 as compared with 18SO was 533473247 Tlie gain in resources over debt in those cities and towns In which the resources exceeded the debt in the same period was 813298772 These figures combined give 845777019 which has been previously stated as the exponent of the financial gains of the 858 municipalities in 1890 as compared with 1S80 The fortunate towns in Illinois with respect to freedom from debt and re sources on hand are Belvidere Bloom ington Carlinville Carmi Deca tur Macomb Peru and Rock Isl and Two Indiana towns Frankfort and Goshen aro similarly blessed while Michigan has had good luck with Cadillac Coldwater Ishpeming Travers City and West Bay City Wis consins banner towns in this respect are Hartford La Crosse Oconto Peshti go Portage Prairie du Chien River Falls Superior Watertown and Wauke sha Perhaps one of the instructive features of this bulletin is the series of tables showing the financial condition of the cities of the Western States with increases and decreases in bonded debt etc Ohio heads the list as to bonded debt in 1880 and 1890 Missouri remains second and Illinois third In making a comparison of the float ing debt of 1880 and 1890 Missouri has dropped to eleventh place Ohio rank ing second Indiana is now in eighth place Municipalities of twelve States show an increose in floating debt and those of four States a decrease Total debt of cities in the Western group gives Ohio the most prominent position as to amount there being no change in this respect since 18SO Missouri re mains second and Illinois third There has been an increase of total debt in fourteen States and a decrease in three States If the amount of cash in the treas ury and other available resources are considered the best possible sign of prosperity the municipalities of Illinois may be looked upon as very prosper ous the record showing that fortyone cities have an aggregate of 824584867 available That State stood first in rank ini the same classification in 1880 Michigan still stands second on the list JUnnesota being third Indiana now ranks seventh A remarkable feature is the revela tion that each of the Western States shows an increase of cash in treasury and other available resources There has been no change in the rel ative standing of Illinois Ohio and Michigan in the matter of total available resources and those States still stand first second and third in rank Every State except Ohio and Missouri records an increase of availa ble resources Ohio has the largest debt in excess of resources for 1SOO with Missouri second Minnesota third Illi nois fourth and Indiana fifth Thirteen States increased their debt while four show a decrease tbe largest being that of California represented hy per cent Ten years ago returns from seven of the forty one cities in Illinois showed that the resources ex ceeded tho liabilities by 8100070 Now nine cities show resources exceeding liabilities by S10S07 402 A summary for 1SS9BO of the bonded debt of municipalities by States and Territories shows an aggregate for Illinois of floating debt total debt 819458591 sinking fund S4S3G44 cash in treasury S24rS4 867 total available resources 825007 511 debt in excess of resources So19S 48U resources in excess of debt S10 807 annual interest charges SI 014 S33 Indianas showing 13 as follows Bonded debt floating debt total debt S55595S5 sinking fund 5226 401 cash in treasury S349 409 total available resources 51073 810 debt in excess of resources 934 resources in excess of debt S19 159 annual interest charge S295 160 Michigan shows returns as follows Bonded debt floating debt 8191113 total debt 57093717 sinking fund cash in treasury 82005 180 total available resources 82813 274 debt in excess of resources 562 resources in excess of debt S189 119 annual interest charge Wisconsin makes the following dis play Bonded debt 85201009 floating debt S2S65S total debt 85229662 sinking fund 5211732 cash in treasury 8382938 total available resources Bl 094670 debt in excess of resources S4 812831 resources in excess of debt 8177839 annual interest charged S187 324 The indebtedness in 1890 of the lead Ing cities of Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan and Wisconsin is as follows ILUSOIS 13800 1 Mooomn II 1886 Mascoutah 171075 Mattoon 47800 Mendota 6300 Moline 91000 Monmogth 16 400 Ottawa 13554900 Peoria 731500 105500 Peru 4839 71000 Quincy 1678400 Alton Aurora Beards town Bloomlngton Canton Carlinville Champali Chester Chicago Decatur Dixon E St Lonis Edwards viile Freeport Galesburg Geneseo Kankakec LaSalle Lincoln Anderson Brazil Columbus Evansvtlle Fort Wayne Franktort Franklin Goshen Grensburg Huntlngton Jeffersonviilp Kokomo Porte Lawrenctbrg Logansport Madison Atlantic Boone Cedar Falls Chariton Charles City Clannda 50000 14200 12000 85000 15500 79500 35000 5500 650000 Roclrford 25000 Rock Island 54900 Springfield 57840 Sycamore 10000 Urbana 28501 88000 Total 07000 ISDIASA Michigan Citv 63Wl Mishawaka 640UO Mt Vernon 3115000 New Albany 736528 Peru 5000 Plymouth 18500 Princeton 20600 Richmond 15500 South Bend 45853 Valparaiso 380000 Wabash 3r398 Washington 75000 Warsaw 153000 Total 27110 IOWA None 222100 230000 929850 25000 18700 S1945859I 36000 17961 32450 339019 150014 16000 225CO 107560 282600 58940 23200 03096 49000 So5J985 39000 Iarion Mason City 23000 Mt Pleasant Muscatine Newton Council Bluffs 1029329 Davenport 27UUOOiOskaIoosa Decorah Perry Dvrbuque 713826 Red Oak Fairfleld 2iifi20 Vlntou Grinnfill Iowa City Keoknk Knoxvllle Webster City iMOOOWhatcneer 10000 11000 28000 41979 6238 S42 100 1889 5500C 1250C 2JOOO 3300C I620C 1250C Adrian Albion Allegan Alpeua Battle Creek Bay City Cadalloc Cteboygan Detroit East Ssurtnuw Flint Granfl Haven Grand Rapids Greenville Hastings Hlllaflale Ishpeminp Appleton Baraboo Beloit Berlin Ban dair Fond du Lac Hudson Janrsvillc Kenosna Crosse Madison Manltowoc Menominee SiOOOj TotalSU42371 MTCTItGAN J34S45 Jackson S25000C 77000 Kalainazoo 13800C 551B Marquette 158988 10000 Menominee 2400 138001 Monroe 3000 3750X Muskegon 155326 5000 Pontiac 51400JPort Huron 344701 Sacinaw 301000 Tii500 St Ste Marie 10405C lilOOl St Louis 10 Three Rivers 1SOOC Hay City 74000 5JC03 Wyanuotte 50CXX 410001 Ypsilnntl 1S900C 572W 90000 WISCONSIN 310TOOhkosh OOOjO Portage HOOXiSheboygan 340iOI3ievons Polut IMonolSupprlor Rtvers 229500 sgomiWausau 34H78I Milwaukee 3OI3HQOi Neenah 04000 111500 23301 600 14960f 1050 200251 8501 41001 1SS 3UO 890 100863 Total1322966 BIOTOUS BEDS fierce Threats of tie Indiana Scare North Dakotans he Governor Furnishes Protection for the Citizens of All Sorts of Rumors IS CHEAT ous Minn Nov ournals Mandan N D special says n easier feeling prevails here because f the receipt of arms and ammuni ion by the citizens Six mountod riendly Sioux have been sent o patrol the borders of the reservation Settlers are still coming in from all irections The gravest fears are en ertained for the safety of the settlers n the southern part of the county BISMARCK N D Nov mass meeting of the citizens of Mandan was leld Monday night to discuss the Indian aituation The citizens have organized or protection Governor Miller was elegraphod to for arms and ammuni ion and he Tins given instructions to the AdjutantGeneral to use his dis cretion The State ha3 about 500 stand of arms and 5000 rounds of ammuni ion All sorts of rumors are afloat Telegrams to Standing Eock are un answered and the latest rumor is that band of armed Indians left their eepees on the agency at 10 oclock Monday morning The superstition ot the Sioux regard ng the new Messiah and the promised regaining of their supremacy over their ormer huntinggrounds has taken a serious hold and for the first time in jis life Major McLaughlin agent at Standing Eock finds himself unable to jovern them Sitting Bull and others nve told the agent frankly that they have no further use for the whites and that they firmly believe it is only a ques tion of a short time when the whites will disappear from the face of the earth OSIAHA Neb Nov from Fort Omaha Fort Robinson Fort Nec Drara Neb and a pack train from Fort Eussell have been ordered out to hold the Indians in check at the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies on the Dakota frontier DEXVEK Col Nov dis patches bring reports of an alleged In dian outbreak on the Shoshone and Ajapahoe reservations in Central Wyo ming Keligious fervor runs high and the Indians claim to have received a mandate from the Messiah to wipe the whites from the face of the earth STATE NEWS TO STAND BY PARNELL Late Occurrences in Indiana Cities and Towns Congdon lfnard From ELKUAKT Ind NOT 19 were new developments Monday in the mat ter of the disappearance from here of young Dr Willis Conjrdon last Wednes day Sunday considerable blood was found in the bottom and on the body and wheels of his buggy and the supposition was held by a majority that ha had been killed in bis buggy but as he had been hunting a few days previous to his disappearance and made a practice of throwing his game into tbe hujrffy that belief was not wholly tenable although it streneth ened lb theory that ho had been murdered in his buggy the body con cealed and his overcoat revolver and pocketbook placed where they were found Monday afternoon however a letter from tlio doctor directed to a girl here was delivered to another girl of the stimo name and the information was atonco developed that he had placed the articles where they were found and then left for New York City where ho arrived last Friday and that ho was on his way over the ocean to some point in Europe The family is reticent but his disappearance is supposed to be con nected with the administration of two estates of which he had charge State Isnivs Morts Ind Nov day the State Treasurer submitted his annual report to the Governor It shows that the total income of the State from all sources during the last twelve months was 471100453 the total disbursements amounted to a balance in the treasury October 31 of 35040 The previous year closed with a balance of The State Hoard of Agriculture also made its annual report It shows ther Re ceipts Sof the year to have been and the expenditures S43 69SS5 leaving a deficit of SlOW5tt This added to the deficit of last year makes a total of The total receipts of the State fair were 10 and premiums paid 813055750 number of entries was 6260exceeding the number of any preceding year by at La Porte Ind Ind Nov 19 KILLED BY A TRAIN A Brother of Senator MeFherson Dies Under tlie Wlieeln at Covlnjjton Ky CIXCIXXATI Nov D McPher son a brother of United States Senator McPherson of New Jersey and one of the bestknown men in this sec tion was run down by an engine and killed Monday at the Covington Ky stock yards He was tbe livestock agent for the Pennsylvania Eailroad Company and was crossing from one track to another when a yard engine struck hiru Ho fell backward between the rails and the wheels cut off both legs below the knee He was re moved to St Elizabeth Hospital whore he died Nationalist leaders at Dublin Renew Their Yours at Fealtr to Their Chlf DUBIIX NOT meeting of the National League was held in this city Mr Edmund Leamy member ot the House of Commons for Soutn Sligo pre siding Mr Leamy made an address in which referring to the reports of the withdrawal of Pirnell from the leader ship of the Nationalist party he said that Mr Parnell was the chosen leader of the party and that the party would stand hy him while he stood hy them He vrtmld lead the party in the combat in Parlia ment during tbe coming session and the Irish people would be than ever devoted to him Mr John Redmond member of the House of Commons for North Wexford ridiculed the idea of Mr Parnell being prejudiced in politics by the verdict in the OShea case His colleagues he said were bound to him by unfailing layalty Never in the carter of the Nationalists were the members of the party morede termined to stand by Parnell Mr Redmonds remarks were greeted With cheers Mr Joseph Kenny member ot the House of Commons for South Cork and other leaders spoke in a similar strain The Dublin Express thinks it would be the part of wisdom for Mr Parnell to retire from political leadership but it hardly expects him to manifest so much selfrespect The Evening News says the un crowned king has been crowned with infamy The Star T P OConnors paper says that the home rule compact was made between nations not between persons and will stand In the Edinburgh town council notice has been given of a motion to remove the name of Charles Stewart Parnell from the burgess roll A rumor is current that Mr Parnell will retire from active political life and that he will marry Mrs OShea as soon as the law will permit him to do so It is also said that he has promised to give continuous advice to his succes sor in the leadership of the Nationalist party Tvro Mm Killed b a Train PITTSBURGH Pa Nov Hoeue and Edward Murray two pot ters were struck by an eastbound train on the Fort Wayne road near Brighton Pa Monday night and in stantly killed Hunk llobbiTT In KniulK ST PETEKSBUHG Nov 18 TheCredit Bank of Dunaburg has been robbed of money and valuables to the amount of 130000 rubles The thieves escaped and i is believed they have jroae to London OdoWnan of tho La Porte Publishing Cotrpany publishers of the La Porte Journal made a bill of sale ot the concern Monday to exCounty Treasurer A Martin to score the latter for money loaned Good man has tor several years been fill ing a large Government contract for moneyorder application blanks for the PostOffice Department and has lost money on tbe contract Unsecured creditors are left in the lurch Liabili ties and assets as yet unknown Kxpress Robbery at TTPTON Ind Nov The United States Express Company was robbed of a moucy package containing SI000 at an early hour this morning Elmer Meeker the agent received tbe package from the messenger ot the northbound train at a m and was leaving his office when attacked by a masked man Meeker was knocked senseless his to the safe wore taken and the money package was secured Meeker regained consciousness before the robber de parted ami opened fire on him without effect A MABIOV Ind Nov E Steeto who has been mayor orthis city for eighteen months is short in his ac counts about 81300 lie faM tendered his resignation and left the city whether to return or not is not indicated He is a criminal lawyerof extended reputation The council has ordered a new election Extravagant habits and a fast life are the cause of Steeles downfall His bondsmen haVe paid up the shortaee and he has turned over to them his property His arance Explained Ind Nov Four weeks ago George Fooshee trustee of Dallas ctownship left the county quite suddenly and has not since been hcjard from Monday his wife filed k divorce suit in which it was alleged that lir was infatuated by a woman named Xillie Horton of Andrews Sontenre for MAfTtNsviTiK Ind Nov ward pleaded guilty in Johnson County court at Franklin day morning to having killed Elff near Indianapolis on tbo night of August 1SS9 and was sentenced fop life Fixing a of TIPTON Ind Nov ftjrfcf employes of the various branches of Lake Erie railroad arc in scwtion here for the purpose of arranging a now schedule of wages which will pro senlnd to the company for adoption SmallPox on an Ocean steamer NEW YonK Nov Will iam F Cody one of the managers of Wild West Indian Show returned Mon day on the French steamer La Nornan die The vessel is still at quarantfM with sickness on board It is said that there are cases of smallpox amonf the immigrants who carne on steamer ;