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Logansport Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - January 13, 1883, Logansport, Indiana Weekly Journa b Lump j"______1144 vol. 35.Logansport, Indiana saturday fan diary 13, 1883. 10 pages. No. 2. Gov Knob Ben Butler gave the Temperance question the go by a Hie Long omnibus message. Appearances indicate that democratic Thunder in the next Campaign will be subdued to the Oid familiar harmlessness of a Bank Doodle Wail. The legislature will probably be Content with providing for finishing the Asylum for the insane female patients at Indianapolis at this session. Or. Hendricks got Down of the Fence on the wrong Side on the civil service Reform question. He is not a commanding Rikuro in his new position. A great to the Fame and Prosperity of Logansport would be the enforcement of the Laws against gambling Dens and the sunday i Cicar traffic. Governor Porter s message is conceded to be a valuable presentation of state affairs. Even the democrats have no fault to find with it except its length and completed is. It is predicted that the present general Assembly will make the worst record Ever achieved by a legislative body in this state and the Firat movements justify the prediction. The Republican party is correcting mistakes and proving itself worthy rhe continued Confidence of the people. Now let every obstacle to Harmony in its ranks be removed and the grand old party will March to certain Victory in 1s84. The cattle commission recommends the adoption of vigorous measures in dealing with the plague. The report estimates the yearly losses from the lung plague in tiie United states at from $2,000.000 to $$,000,000, and the prospective loss at $50,000,000. General Longstreet has written a letter to sex president Grant agreeing in detail with his findings in the Fitz John Porter Case and citing an example where he disobeyed an order of general Lee at the second Battle of Bull Bun and made a movement resolutions in the Senate and House of the legislature last tuesday indoors no the enactment of the civil service Reform Bill by Coni Eress were promptly entombed in the pockets of the committees on Federal r a nations by the democratic majority. The hungry Hoosier Bourbon Hunting for every Olliee in sight has no Arp Bitite for civil service Reform. Hon. Thomas m. Browne of t us state secured amp Good Victory for Economy and Reform by procuring the adoption of Bis to the army approx ration Bill v a sol by the House of Congress Zibich Ailiin it irent provides for the gradual k a. Ii i a a of my Theirdo to the quartermaster s department and saving a an expenditure of a year. Twenty five Legislatures a a now in session and yet the Brave people of this c in itry calmly keep on in the even Tenor Quot of their Way As if no danger treat eyed Vliem. Fortunately for the people of some of the 8tate?, notably Illinois Michigan Nebraska and Massachusetts exciting contests Over the election of a United states senator will absorb the attention of statesmen and prevent other mischief. Among the measures of greatest importance presented in the legislature on monday were Bills As follows to abolish the state Board of health to a Duce the interest on school Lund Loans from 8 to 6 per cent. To make it a felony to Point fire arms at a 2>8rson repealing the present Road Law and reviving the supervisor system providing for the appointment of three rail Road commissioners and requiring corporations to pay employees at least every thirty Days. The Bill pending in the House of co Gresto create the postal Telegraph of the United states provides that the government May Issue Bonds to the amount of $3,000 000 redeemable in Twenty years and payable in thirty years and that at the expiration of ten years there shall be set aside from the i earnings of the Telegraph $300,000 per ear to form a sinking fund fur the pay it ment of the Bonds. The Bill also pro i Les that there shall be Unicoi at rates of 25 cents per message of ten words or let Ani 25 3ent8 for every additional ten words. It contemplates a Tele graph postal office at every to Stoiche where there is the Carrier system. Death s roast. Ninety two lives believed to have been lost by tie burning of a six Story hotel at that race. Scenes of agony and death that baffle description. Saved by the stores floor with Milwaukee tragedy. Milwaukee wis., january 10.�?the Newhall House the six Story Brick building Corner of Michigan Street and Broadway burned to the ground this Forenoon. Tie fire was discovered at 4 a. M. In less than half an hour the whole building Long designated As a death trap was enveloped in frames. Scenes of the utmost terror prevailed the inmates of the doomed building jumping by dozens from the upper stories covering Stone sidewalks with lifeless bodies. The shrieks of the unfortunates filled the air in a heartrending manner people below being unable to Render any Aid. Quite a number of the terrified guests and employees of the hotel appeared at the windows and seeing the distance to the ground fell Back to perish in the flames. The employees of the hotel which accommodated 800 guests numbered eighty six mostly lodged in the sixth Story. Exit by Way of tie roof was Cut off by the fire and the two stand pipes with fire ladders were not available for the same reason. A very few were jumping on canvass All and offices on the ground contents were destroyed. At five o clock this morning the doomed hotel presented a sight which will never be forgotten by those who beheld it the whole inside of the building was one mass of roaring flames and a perfect Shower of Sparks and cider was blown by a brisk South of the City the sky was illuminated As Bright As Day and the hissing and roaring of the devouring element could be heard for blocks the Large heavy Cornice on the Southeast Corner of the building came Down with a heavy fearful crash burying under its ruins Ben Hall a fireman of Steamer no. 4. He was quickly gotten our from among the red hot plates of the galvanized Iron of the Cornice and it was found that he was seriously but not fatally Hurt the sixth fifth and fourth floors broke through at once and carried everything with them to the ground floor a Hugh bulk of flames shot up about fifty feet High when the floors came Down and an agonizing shut from the multitude went up. At the morgue a horrid sight was beheld. The two Small Biers were soon tilled with bodies tightly packed and then the bodies of girls women men and waiter boys were Laid promiscuously on the Stone flags almost in a Heap As the police patrol brought in the bodies three and four at a time. At 6 30 seventeen bodies were Laid Down in the dreary place which was locked up Between the trips of the patrol Wagon and therefore no identification was possible. The floor of the general office of the Central police station was turned into a Lazare persons fatally Hurt winding themselves in the blankets on the floor in Ecru Cut id pain. Edward Pollock of Lancaster wis., was a guest at the House he occupied a room on the fourth floor of the Broadway front nearly Over the Balcony. At about 3 35 he was awakened by the braking of Glass in the transom Over the door and the fierce flames entered through the opening. He immediately gathered up his clothes As far As possible and stepping out on the Balcony he put on his clothes and swung to the Balcony beneath where half a dozen others were gathered Here sheets and bed clothing were tied together and the ground reached by the rope. Or Pollock was at one time a representative of the Sentinel at Lancaster and came to Milwaukee to buy the outfit for a new paper at his place he said to a reporter of the Sentinel that the fire seemed All above him when he first awakened and an instant after the flames had engulfed every Hiing. Unfortunately he it it his Vest behind him a which a a gom watch and $30 in Money. Cashier Candee of the manufacturers Bank accompanied by Bis son reached the fire shortly before 5 o clock and entered Bis of lice. He rescued from his Safe a Box containing All the valuable papers checks and Cash amounting to $600,000, which he carried to the door but was in a considerable state of excitement and was unable to Rescue it from the building until two volunteers assisted Bim to carry it across the Street to the american express office where it was put into Safe quarters. It is estimated that fully fifty people were killed either by jumping from windows or perishing in the flames. In the american express Offlee Corner of Broadway and Michigan streets Allen Johnson of Allen Johnson amp co commit vision merchants room 34 chamber of Commerce and wife were Strep had on the hard floor in an evident dying could Tiou. The two occupied a Comer room on the third floor Aud both were idled to jump from the window. A Blanket was held to catch them but it proved a weak Check to the Force of the fall. Or Allen was badly Hurt about the Back and lower Limba and probably internally. His cries and groans As he writhed in anguish were enough to melt the most indifferent heart. Mrs Johnson was even More seriously injured and those endeavouring to minister to her com Foit expected death at every moment or Thompson was among the physicians pres ent at the scene. He was at the express office the place of service he could not say anything de finite As to the extent of the hurts of or and mrs Johnson but he feared they were both fatal a Strang woman was also on the floor in her night dress and covered with Coats. She was one who had jumped but had been taken to the Osibee alive. She Lay in a comatose condition until 4 30, when breathing stopped. In the blk room of the office was the dead body of a strange Man. He had jumped and was picked up unconscious. He died soon after being carried to the office Tom thumb got out the front Entrance. His wife was Tasen Down the fire escape by a fireman. It is utterly impossible to even at text a description of the terrible us. Upon the icy flagstones the body of an unknown Man was lying covered Only with a shirt both legs broken and the Skull Cleft in Twain. Another Pool fellow had crawl al up the Cham Erpf Commerce at is. Tiack was broken and he moaned piteously. Still another attempted to jump from a sixth Story window on Broadway upon the Canvas held by willing hands but he jumped too Short Aud fell with his Back upon the Bannister doubled up and crashed lifeless on the pavement in the Alley not less than seven bodies were picked up most of them poor waiter girls who were driven frantic by the to Moke and jumped heedless into the abyss i Jiow. Oae of the most trying scenes incident to the fire was witnessed at the morgue at 6 o clock. There were fifteen bodies Laid upon the Marble slabs and upon the floor As the allotted space was too Small to Aeao Iodate them All. Oae of the first bodies recognized was mrs John Gilbert wife of or Gilbert of the Minnie Palmer company. They were married yesterday morning in Chicago and the Bride of a night Lay upon the cold Marble Clia rred and bruised almost beyond recognition. It is said that she was a miss Sutton of Chicago Kittie Linnehan chambermaid Bessie Brown whose parents live on Detroit Street Between Jefferson and Jackson streets Mitchell Burla Mary Burke and Augusta Jessa were also recognized among the dead. The latter were chambermaid who jumped from the upper Story into the Alley. It is said by those who held the Canvas at that spot that the scene was perfectly sickening the bodies fell around them on every Side and Lay with broken Heads and bruised bodies. Only halt covered with clothing. From All that can be Learned the fire was first discovered on the third floor of the building al out the Middle of Michigan Street front private watchman Richards turned in the Bax alarm almost simultaneously with the Telephone alarm from the hotel offline and in a few seconds it seems the flames had leaped up to the sixth Story carrying death and deat Rution in their Progress. The Newhall House was built by Daniel Newhall and his associates in 1857, and first opened to the Public with a grand banquet August 26, of that year. The original Cost of the building including the lot valued at $50,000, and the furniture As put in by the first lesser at $70,000, was 270,000. The building was situated on the Southeast Corner of Broadway and Michigan streets being 180 feet by 12 it built of Milwaukee Brick six stories High with 300 rooms and when built was the largest and finest hotel in the West 866 to House became the property c. D. Nash and Daniel Wells butt at the time of the fire it was owned bar in Stock company and run under Llime from the stockholders. The first landlords were m Cean formerly off Lou Enville hotel and a m Rice of Tai american House in Boston. The firm managed the hotel until i860, when or Kean retired and the House was managed by the firm o Rice amp Andrews until 1866. They were succeeded by Nash amp Wells and they 1868 Gro i amp Hamlin were the land lords followed the next year by Charles Andersoon who in 1871 was succeed d by l Bonnell who kept the House until May 187 it which time j f Antis de present a see took Possession. The for Wing particulars of the fire were Asci juiced in an interview by Telephone Quot with the manager of the Exchange Milwaukee at 10 30 a this morning i Allen Johnson of the term of Allen it Ohnson co and his wife Are deaf and the following named parties ire missing d t Durant lds Uran a agent George c. Hewitt pass eng agent of the Milwaukee amp West 8are line mrs l w Brown wife t f be train master of the Chicago a rth Western Road Larry my Delm Lotel employee Norton and Willian Liebold. Elevator and Bell Bays fenners a guest. Moist it Tom thumb s troupe has been be re from general Tom thumb and we fare Safe a the members of the Maison Square theater company were is led there Are thirty bodies at the Moue none of which have been identify i. Mini Dee wis., january 11.�?the Hoult a which burned yester fire involving the 4dss of so table lives Hall Quot for years in. And designated As Quot a from the time of its it was considered unsafe were thin the windows too and the Means of escape sufficient. The inner Walls of Wood As were also the a tinder Box it was known and breadth of the state Mes fires have occurred either iding or its immediate Vicini every occasion there was t am. It is but a Short tithe comparatively since a fire broke out at about the same hour Liat yesterday s Colu ration occurred on which occasion the frightened inmates rushed Pell Mell Down the Only stairway leading to the upper floors and a panic and loss of life was Only averted by the prompt and Cool work of the City which though Small Are above the average in efficiency. These facts have Long been known to the authorities and the action of the business men of the City in passing resolutions after the horror that had been for years anticipated is Only another instance of Locking the barn after the horse is stolen. As far Back As 18 get the House was pronounced unsafe. Later it May be in 1870 there was still greater Public denunciation of the rookery. After the great Chicago fire Public attention was again called to the dangers of the tinder Box and the outside world began to shun the dangerous spot. The frequent changes in proprietorship were largely due to this knowledge. The Plankinton House was built and successfully run chiefly because of the insecurity of the Newhall. With these facts now so Start singly brought to the world s notice the question arises Why did the municipal authorities permit this Den of death to remain open As a hotel upon the streets this morning denunciation is unconfined. People who have lost friends or relative Are wild and perhaps incoherent in demanding an investigation and Justice every mayor the City has had for fifteen or sixteen years has known of the utter unworthiness of the Structure As a hostelry every common Council has been aware of its dangers As is asked this morning then is not the Eity responsible is not the municipality bound to protect its citizen to to the certain knowledge of the writer the District attorney of Milwaukee county has been made aware of the de Plo Erab infringement of Law not Only the common Law of Public safety but the statutes of Wisconsin in this hotel the facts were never presented to the grand jury. No Penon has been indicted As the Legal requirements of the state would warrant beyond this in Milwaukee As elsewhere. The underwriters association have charge of insurance matters they have taken an carried risks upon this human trap the same As upon other and safer buildings should not they also share the responsibility will the grand jury at its next sitting give this terrible affair the attention it deserves or will Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin Bear this blot non their fair name and Fame and the usual Coroner s verdict of nobody to blame Quot be suffered to pass the Day after. Milwaukee wis., january 11.�?at Daylight this morning a Large gang of labourers resumed the awful work of Bunting a for the dead in the ruins of the Newhall House the streets in the Vicinity of the ruins Are packed Black with people and the greatest excitement prevails the fire department is engaged in pulling Down the remnants of the wails and with each succeeding crash the excitement increases. The police and firemen Are that fully fifty people lie buried in the ruins including a number of guests of the hotel not mentioned in the list published crowds of people Are arriving Here on every train and the hotels Are filled with tearful anxious people seeking friends or relations supposed to have been in the fire. All the sufferers at the Plankinton and Kirby houses Are doing pretty Well this morning w r Busenbark of the Michigan Central passenger department is not seriously Hurt and will return to his Chicago friends in a few Days. Portions of the fallen Walls have piled higher the debris at the main Entrance of be hotel and the bios of finding bodies seems More forlorn than Ever business is All but suspended throughout the City most of the inhabitants having swarmed about the ruins. The actor Gilbert of Minnie Palmer s company is in the agonies of death there has been Little or no Chance for he from the st sit. Judge Elliott s condition is still critical and it is believed he cannot recover every undertaker in the City is Busy and preparations Are going on for Twenty funerals. The latest and probably most accurate estimate is that ninety two people perished in the frames or were killed by jumping from the Wim own the known list of dead missing and saved remains unchanged even should the bodies in the ruins be recovered it will be impossible to recognize them and the confusion and uncertainty wiil Only be intensified. Cironis court. In the circuit court wednesday the following cases were disposed of by judge Chase Tobias Julian was Given a judgment of $587 and $29.25 attorney s fees on a suit for foreclosure of mortgage a against Jacob Simison. In the Case of John h Kroenke is fre it Erick Koski the plaintiff was Given a judgment of s275.33. In the Case of Henry b Dale is Warren Sellers a suit on foreclosure of mortgage the plaintiff Wai Given a judgment of $72 Iio. In the a Bise of o j Lia Idlor is Jacob Zecker a motion Tor a new trial was overruled and a judgment on the former verdict rendered. Three indictments were returned by the grand jury William h Sparks charged with forgery. W Lliam re Bendale guilty of theft plead guilty and was fined $5 and seut to iii for five Days. Oscar Rich ter on the charge of stealing clothing plead guilty but judge Chase will no get pass a verdict at present. A Secona Jesse Jaime a a. James Williamson a native of Middleton ind., came to this City monday to recover a horse and buggy which had been stolen from Bim and was held by detective Gallagher. He Felt so elated Over recovery of his property that proceeded to fill his bide with to j n t Lutap whisky and then Sti Iuno Home. When he reached the residence of or. Henry Long in Washington township he was in a condition to make an exhibition of himself. He knocked at the door which was opened by a women. Williamson immediately began abusing her Aud pulling a revolver threatened to make the services of an undertaker necessary. One of the woman rushed out and by ringing the dinner Bell called in All the men who proceeded to surround this festive Bummer and took him prisoner. He was taken before Squire Shaffrey when he was fined and costed to the amount of ten dollars. While at the Esquhe s office Williamson dealt out some Choice remarks and applied Tbs in to or. Long who immediately swore out a warrant charging him with provoking a assault. Nothing was done a Breve on the last charge and Williamson was released. He is the owner of a livery stable and when sober is a very respectable Man. When last seen be was making arrangements to ship his horse and buggy Home As be feared to make the trip through the country in which he had been so roughly handled. Serenade to. Two weeks Avo will Eaton who is associated with his father in the con act of extend aug the Vandalia Railroad northward stole away without duly notifying his friends Here of his intentions and married one of the prettiest and most amiable Young ladies of wet to held 111., in the person of miss Tippie Barlow the ceremony occurred last tuesday january 2, at the residence of the Bride s parents at Westfield and want a a notable event in the social annals of that classic town or and mrs Eton arrived in this City monday evening from a Short wedding trip to st Louis and Are domiciled at the residence of or j c g lines on Broadway Between seventh and eighth streets list evening a half do zen friends of the new made Benedict charter etl Culp s philharmonic and perpetrated a serenade on the Young couple the Serena Ling party were taken in out of the cold and hospitably cared for or Aud mrs Eaton will prove a valuable accession to the social Circle in Logansport. The petition. Tiie journal tuesday morning had an it in with reference to the feeling of Logansport merchants on the question or the new Arra Keement of trains on the Lau handle. A petition was circulated among the business men and was signed by about sixty of our business firms. The following was the petition Pas de around to John f. Miller superintendent incl Aii Polis division p., u. A fit. L. K. A we. The undersigned business men of Logansport beg leave to Call your attention to a serious grievance that we As business m jul. Are at present subject to by the Way the schedule time of both to Quot Canon Ball Quot and Indianapolis trains discriminate against our City. It is impossible for any of our Many customers from Walton Galveston and Lincoln to take advantage of your trains without being compelled to Lay Over which Many Are not prepared to do. The citizens of Logansport individually As Well As municipally Are and always have been the warm friends of the a. C. A amp st. L. Railway and firmly believe that if in your Power you will give our grievance due recognition Aud Abate the evil. From be Pituc try. Edithb journal thinking it nor fat by of interest to some of your readers to hear from this Pari of he Quot dark and bloody ground is Quot i will drop you a few lines. We left Cass county about the first of March 1881, for Pulaski county Kentucky. We come by Way of Ciuci Naii and from there to Puls ski station on the Cincinnati Southern railway 148 Miles South of that place. The land in Pulaski county is somewhat Hilly but not so much so but can be cultivated quite Well. This is a heavily Tim tiered country but since the Railroad come through Here soaps five years ago the Mills of All kinds have been playing havoc with tie Fine Timber. We have saw Mills heading saws stave saws Aud Shingle Mills by the score. Timber is very cheap. A Good White Oak or Chestnut or popular will bring about $100 per tree. The land Here is not As Rich As some of the land in Cass county is but is susceptible of great improvement. It is a finely watered country Clear running branches and creeks fed by Springs of both soft and hard water. This is a Good Stock country especially for sheep. Clover and Timothy Orchard grass and red top grow Well. It is a Good fruit country. Blackberries grow everywhere As Fine As the cultivated ones and Are a never Faihung crop. We have As Good a climate As you can find anywhere East of the Rocky mountains. The cold act weather we have this Winter so far was ten degrees above Zero. At the present time it is very mild and pleasant. We have no Snow yet to amount to anything. This is a healthful climate As we can testify to by two years experience Here i came Here with the third Day ague had it for two years. After i had been Here about six months i got dear of it without Medicine and have never Felt anything of it since my wife had the rheumatism so that she could not walk Whan she left Logansport Atte she was Here four weeks she was Able to do her own housework and has not left anything like rheumatism since. Land Here has gone up some in Price since we came Here in 1880 it could be bought from four to ten dollars per acre for improved land now it runs from ten to Twenty along the Railroad there Are a a Ood a Ruby moving in Here irom tha Northern states some get dissatisfied and go Back while others like it very Well i would like to speak of the people and schools and roads and various 3ther things but i fear i am getting tedious wishing the journal a successful new year i will close for this time. Dan i. Pulaski,ky., Jan. 8th, 1883

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