Salem Daily News, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1890, Salem, Ohio
THE SALEM DAILY NEWS. OL. II. NO. 8. SALEM. OHIO, FRIDAY. JANUARY 10. 1890. TWO CENTS. GHT IN A TRAP. of Sixteen Labor- ers to Caisson. ictnre Contained Twenty Men ml Filled with Water. After a Terrible e for Life with Their Hope for Those Inn. 1. Ky-, Sixteen Ian" in a caisson in the cxcava- "foundation for a pier of the ?e across the Ohio river be- i-, city and Jefferson ville were ist evening by a sudden burst caused, it is thought, by a too ea.ation, and are believed to n drowned. Engines and >vork- e been at work all night trying out the water, repair the break icate the men, but thus far success. The caisson is located from the Kentucky bank, in onty-five feet of water. Twenty eat work in it The caisson tneVve feet under water and is by a man-hole shaft, which pro- ne the water's surface This reached by four trap doors from nor of the caisson. v before six o'clock, while the re excavating in the bottom of sson. the water from the river nder the edge of the huge ma- nd tbo unfortunate workmen jght like rats in a trap Of the men in the caisson when the was first noticed, A B. Taylor, laddox, Louis Couch and James succeeded in reaching the traps an-hole shaft and escaped. The the others is yet unknown, but hardly a possibhty that any of e alive. Those still in the cais- Thomas Johnson, Monroe Bol- hn Knox, Frank Mayer, Fred Joseph McAdaras, Tom Ash, >n Morris, W. E Haynes, Reuben Chris Childs, Thomas Smith, srdon, Louis Cox, Peter Nailor. one of the survivors, tells owing story of the accident and rible fight for life of the panic- i workmen imprisoned in the air r beneath the bed of the river. n were at work in the soft bot- he river They made such rapid 5 in the rnuddy surface tuat the ion went down faster than the great weight was ex- to carry it gradually down, keep a with the work of excavating, k foundation. In the afternoon isual quantity of water bagan to down under the caisson's edges e pumps wore at work taking il no apprehension was felt Grad ie incoming tide increased unti' ly from under the edge of the on every side a flood gushed in >n, to-> late, realised their deadly id all rushed for the into ape pipe. around the little trap bica admitted to liberty and life ntic unfortunate ones fought like all knowing that but a few o. oiild pass through the inner trap the air chamber was completel; y the larushing tide. Only on 0 through at a time, and as one ained a pre-eminence he was by his frenzied companion! a-vn back into the struggling Vftor a -while the flood rose and relentlessly. The caisson scarcely higher than the men's aid to be left behind was though 1 "lain death Taylor says he wa of the survivors to escape into r lock. As he escaped from the of a dozen hands and leaped a the trap into the outer lock ho the foreman, shout: "For a'-'.- awrry boys, it's getting over let shortest man sro first i? Mi back bfhmd Taylor and j> dwaed comrades from view. that before any others :ncy were ail drowned. eco sent by the Department of Justice to DI.S .net AUomev of Indiana, in refer :nce to the arrest of W. W. Dudley, and that 10 communication of the hat been re 1'ivvt! from ChamlTs c ca-. pnnt'.'c! and referred to the Com m'tee on Mr. Call ca'.'.ed up a ;he 5ccr-_-'.arr of the to report all n the (j-m'Tal Land OClcc rciat.vc lo .swaajp :n Flor.da. ujwa which tbe Commn-sone jased his charge of fraud in the s-och landv Mr. Cali denied thai there had been or fras.Inlcat of and froan a >tler from th of Klorida la sapjxirt of ine action on the resolution the SesaV- and then adjourned -a Wood Palp Protect Placing a Tariff on That ticatlou of Paper Diccaiaed. Jan. C. Brower, af Medina, N. Y., was the first person to address tbe Ways and Means Committee 'esterday. He stated that he repre- icnted a largo of bean growing for consumption. The duty of ;en per cent, ad valorem, he said, did not keep the imported beans out at all. le asked for a duty of fifty cents per mshel on beans. He was followed by S. W. Smith, of Albion, N. Y., repre- senting the farmers of Western New York. He agreed with Mr. Brower in asking a higher rate of duty on the im- ported beans This concluded the hear- ng of the farmers. W. J. Colgan, of the Rattan Cane Com- >any, of Xew Yoik, spoke next. He ar- rued in opposition to imposing any duty on chair cane and reeds. These prod- ucts were grown in the West Indies, he said, and not produced at in this country, but were imported in their raw state and split and finished in this coun- try. This, he said, gave a great many >oople employment, and if a duty was mposed it would result in a reduction of the wages of these people and would raise the price of this product to tbe con- sumer. Edward C. Rogers, of Springfield, ttass representing the paper manufac- turers of the United States, favored the present classification with the exception of the grade known as "No. 2." The paper imported under this classification now paid a duty of twenty per cent, sfd valorem. These goods, he said, ought to pay the duty imposed under the third classification, or twenty-five per cent, ad valorem. A great many of them that should propeily come in under No. 3 now come 2, and evade the custom laws. John L McCabe, of the Norwegian Wood Pulp Company, next addressed the committee. He stated that he was a large importer of wood pulp and de- sired to protest against placing any duty on this article. The supply of domestic pulp was insufficient and could not sup- ply the demand, and besides, for some reason not yet discovered the domestic pulp was inferior to that produced abroad. There were produced in this country daily 700 tons of news paper, and if the duty was raised at all on this pulp, the manufacturers must necessa- rily raise the price of their paper. aatil rvlicved. Ti] M AGAIN Cut II Jan. e O'Krica :a Ss? but was THJEY PLAYED IT FINE. How MMtrwl Morckante by Country MOHTKEAL, A tow since t WM here that W. Ells A. Co., general storekeepers of Falls and Carleton Place, Ont, bmd din- tppftared, and a result there was much jriel among certain Montreal houses were let In heavily. "Ellis Co." arrived in Canada about two rears ago and opened up general stores at Smith's Falls and Carleton Place. They bought largely of almost every kind of merchandise, paid cash for every thing they bought, and soon earned an enviable reputation as honest traders. Their manner ot doing business was to ploy peddlers, a large number of whom canvassed the adjacent country in their interest with satisfactory re- sults. Last fall Ellis fficer; ordered the flag on the State louse placed at half-mast, and author- zed the appointment of a committee to .ttend the funeral. It was unanimously adopted. The President of the Senate appointed Messrs. Shaw, Ryan, Sutton, Alexander and Reed to serve on the com- mittee. Bills introduced: To provide :or the Australian system of ballots at all elections; to extend the time of the State Canal Commission for two years 'rom March, increase the number of members from three to four and make it a non-partisan board. Griffin entered a protest In writing, which was spread on the journal, against the action of the Speak- er in declaring a joint resolution adopted by less than a majority vote of the members. The following committee on revision was announced: Yoho, of Monroe; Eggorman, of Hardin; Blue, of Licking; Day, of Hamilton: Griffin, of Lucas; Strock, of Trumbull, and Shearer, of Union. The death of Mrs. Porter, wife of Representative Morris Porter, of Cuyahoga County, was an- nounced and a resolution of con- dolence was adopted by a rising vote. The following bills were introduced: To authorize the council of Norwalk to transfer from the bridge to the gen- eral revenue amending Section 930 so as to increase the number of trustees of county children's homes from three to five, of whom two shall be females; amending Section 5164 by pro- viding that not more than one-half of the names put in a jury box shall be taken from the dominant political party in any w ard or township; to repeal a law passed last winter compelling inmates of Montgomery County infirmary to vote at the place from which they were sent, amending sections 3167, 3169 and 3170 so as to provide for the filing of a certified copy of the appraisement of the estates of deceased partners in counties other than where the partnership ex- isted; amending- Section 6350 by author- i7ing trustees and assignees to sell real estate and personal property, and to compromise any claim due or owing to the assignor, authorizing commissioners of Warren County to borrow and apportion it among various funds, in order to cover a defalcation; authorizing Jerry City, Wood County, to use funds in the treasury to build a town hall, authorizing the trustees of Weston, Wood County, to issue bonds in for a soldiers' monument; to pro- vide for a uniform system of cheap school books; to protect quail by pro venting shipment out of the State or of- fering for sale in the State: making it optional with county officers as to pub- lishing reports in German in counties not having cities of first, second and third class; for the relief of S. A. Baccn and John H. Fisher, appropriating 800 to cover damages caused by break- water of the Miami Erie canal: au- thorizi T the council of Delta, Fulton County, to issue bonds to pay a judg- ment-, amending section 4163 so as to prevent a change in the course of de- scent of ancestral property in the hands of an administrator or guardian, when real estate is converted into personalty. Adjourned until Monday. 1 kinking He Had Killed HU Sweetheart, a Suitor Out Own PHILADELPHIA, Jan. at- tempting to commit murder, William Torrens, a young man of 2051 Wood street, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in an outhouse at- tached to the dwelling in which his sweetheart was employed as a domestic. Torrens has for some time past been paying attention to Belle Carter, who is employed as a servant by Mrs. Huston, of Thirty-ninth and Chestnut streets Wednesday night he called as usual and it Is supposed that the couple quarreled. Two shots were fired in the kitchen, and when Mrs. Huston rushed to the room she found the servant girl unconscious. She had been shot once in the finger. Another ball entered her body. The matter was reported to the police and yesterday morning Torrens' body was found on the floor of the outhouse n the rear of the dwelling. He had evi- dently been dead for some time. The girl's injuries are serious. Charged with Shooting Her Btunband. ASHLAND, Wis., Jan sensa- .ional arrest was made Wednesday of "MrS. Gaard, a lady who has been prac- icing midwifery here. About a month igo her husband, who had just arrived !rom Chicago, was shot through the aead and he still lies in a critical condi- tion. It was claimed that be attempted to commit suicide, but witnesses of the affair and the victim both claim that Mrs. Gaard did the shooting District Attorney Rossman issued a w arrant for assault with intent to murder. The trial will likely bring out some sensational .Developments. Immense Hominy Mill Burned. Jan. 10. Yesterday -lorning fire was discovered in the West Indianapolis hominy mills and in an hour the immense building, which cov- ers a quarter of an acre, was in ruins. The loss is insurance The mill was one of the finest and larg- _st in the country. It was built by Hall Lilley, but C. E. Hall was the owner of the plant at tbo time of its destruction. The loss to him is par- ticularly severe at this time, as the mill was running on full time to catch up with orders._______________ Snrrenoerea i SPOKAXE FALLS, "Wash.. Jan. conference between Cocur d'Alene In- dians and officers of the Government Biyceat Weil Drilled. has been held at De Smet mission, re- FOSTOKIA, Jan. attempt was suiting in the signing of a treaty by made to pack the Northwestern Ohio which 220.000 acres of the most valuable 1 Natural Gas Company's gas well on the laads of tbe Coeur d'Alene reservation Huston farm, but the packers were im- mediately blown out. Another attempt will be made to pack this monster well. It has increased 2.000.000 cubic feet Would Accept the erchlp. WELLINGTON, Jan. B Fallus- bee, of this place, who is being urged for State Dairy and Food Commissioner, declines to be considered for that posi- tion because his business would prevent his keeping an office in Columbus, which the law requires of the Commissioner. He would accept an assistant comruis- sionersbip and with his consent the man- ufacturers and dealers in dairy products in Northern Ohio are signing a petition for his appointment. were conveyed to the United States. For several months boomers have been camping on the borders of the reserve, ready to move on as soon as tbe treaty should be signed. Thiui KcKtixoToy. la., Jan. Mis- at poiatis now eight inches Mow the lowest point t-rcr reached came to this Tnc stream is frozen orer in froat of tbe oty. but below the railroad suction through which ibe sriityrUm Jk Quincy BLAZING CARS. Mall Train and the by Fire. OMAHA, Neb., Jan. Union 'acific fast mail train which left this city Wednesday night ran off a switch t Sidney about daylight yesterday morning, having struck a broken rail. The train, which consisted ot two en- gines, two mail cars, one baggage car, three Pullman coaches and a dining car. was badly wrecked. Tbe engines kept on their wheels, but the cars were ;urned and caught fire. Soon one coach after another was ablaze. The passen- gers scrambled out and as only two were iurt, and those only slightly, they had only the loss of some of their personal effects to mourn. The two mail cars, the baggage cars, and the Pullman coaches were burned. Most of the mail was consumed and all ;he baggage and express matter. Tho rear sleeper, the dining car and the two engines and portions of two Pullman :ars were all out of a heap of charred wood and tangled iron and trucks that was left of the train. The injured are: W. H. Bam and wife, of Rockford. 111., slight scalp wounds, and C. T. Dobbins, baggagcmaster, bruised, cut and inter- nal injuries, which may prove fatal. THE KNIFFIN MURDER. since it was drilled and is now i 000 cubic feet per day well, the largest and best well ever drilled. Testimony Taken at the Coroner's luquegt in the Cxtr. TREXTOX, N. J., Jan. inquest over Mrs. Kniffin was resumed Thurs- day. Dr. Shepard, who was called in oa the morning the body was found, gave a detailed account of the appearance of the room, position of the body, etc. He stated that n hile the face and lips of the dead woman exhibited every indi- cation that chloroform had been used, he could detect no evidence of the pres- ence of the drug. It was possible that the effect had passed away his ar- rival. Miss Purcell's condition, was normal. The inquest was adjourned over until Monday morning, when the Princeton chemist will testify as to the result of his examination of the woman's stomach. Dr. Kniffin and Miss Purcell were re- leased from custody last night on a writ of habeas corpus issued by Justice Beas- bail being fixed at each Twenty-eight of the most promi- nent business men of Trenton signed the bail bonds. and aad "o br toprcreat tbcccUiac1 off Murderer Letith TAkrn to the I'tn. Jan. an early hour Thursday morning Sheriff Sawyer started for Columbus with Otto Lcuth, the -murdorer of Majrjfie Thompson, and death warrant. Lcnth in good spirits aad went to bis last carthlj Ilailroad abode fall of hope fora new trial. had ffoac mother arrircd at tbe jail, but could hardly that had bcca taken awaj. K. Jad.. J O.. -taa. old "3 a H j: JI t-r c s> I -T v Y 11CT; r w V tlftt "Uj l- V 1'TT" 1 Jj I f i p-a. Jwrr JI.IM. m, VALLEY RAILWAY SOLD. Valuable Con- Cleveland and The B. A O. Acquires a iiectiiig Link Between Flttaburgh. CLEVELAND, Jan. 10 The Valley- railroad was sold Thursday to the Balti- more Ohio Railway Company. Vice President King, of the B. O., arrived here Wednesday night, and Thursday morning a meeting of of the Valley road was held and the fact became public that the B.