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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, October 18, 1897
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 22D YEAR. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 18, 18»7. NO. :*06 A Special Display Of all that is New and Stylish in Dry Goods will be made tonight. Monday We will start in earnest on our Great UPBUILDING SALE - 5,46O feet in added floor space in our new addition. There's reason for our growth See The Big Bill DEATH'S BLUE PENCIL he left Brook farm ft was with the conviction that journalism was his •field of action, but first he went to Europe ana was in Paris at the time of the revolution in 1S4S, at which time Strikes from the Record of the ! ais ° his newspaper instincts became ™- Livingthe Name Charles Anderson Dana. EDITOE OP THE SUN IS "NO MOBE," Pause* from Earth at the Age of 78, the Iy developed. He wrote to the New York Tribune of the scenes in Paris at that time, and his correspondence is even regarded to this day as a model of that department of journalism. This work brought Mr. Dana into close relations \vith The Tribune, and saoa after he accepted an offer from Horace Greeley to become managing editor of that REPLIES TO Editor of the Baltimore Sun Has His Innings in the Maryland Political Row. DECLINES THE SEffATOE'S OFFEB »«tor of the Journalistic Profession in the United States—His Service* in Public Ufe and to the Press—How He Built Up the New Tork Sun—Remarkable Inr«l- lectnal Attainment* vf the Si no. New York, Oct. IS.—Charles A. Dana, editor of the New Tork Sun, died at his home in Glencove, Long Island, at 1:20 o'clock yesterday aiternocn. The cause of Mr. Dana's death was cirrhosis of the liver. On June 9 he was at his office apparently strong and healthy. The next day he was taken JJroadiray. '' YOUR GRACE" is every woman's title by natural right. Make it doubly yours. Her Majesty's Corset injures a perfect contour. — long slender waist,graceful bust, and shapely hips. I corrects stooping shoulders, and gives a delightful ease and freedom to the bearing. Leading modistes prefer it to all others for setting off. their dresses.lt is made honestly and on scientific principles. Every pair warranted, WILER & WISE, Logansport, Ind. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours Patent and Automatic. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest grade on the Market THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, itheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. ^Scrofula, Eiysipeks. Salt Rheum, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fever and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE£THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. CHARLES A. DAKA. ill, and he never afterward visited New York. He was TS years old. Mr. Dana's death had been expected for several hours, and his family and physicians were at his bedside when the end came. His condition had been such for several months that the members of his family had kept themselves In constant readiness to go to his bedside at any moment. On Saturday morning- he had a relapse, and ii \vas apparent that recovery was impossible. Several times, however, he rallied, but toward night began to sink. During the night there were feeble rallies, but they did not last long-. His Children "Were with Him. Yesterday morning it was seen that the end was but a few hours off and his attendants remained constantly at hia bedside. The end came quickly. The extreme heat of Saturday and Friday had much to do with hastening- death. Friday Mr. Dana showed signs of distress and everthing- passible was done to relieve him. He had been weakened by h!s long illness, and during- the summer was several times thought to be on the verge of a fatal collapse, but each time rallied. He did not improve much with the coming cooler weather and the sinking- spells became more frequent. On Friday Mr. Dana was able to take only the lightest nourishment, and this condition continued. Paul Dana and his sisters, Mrs. Draper. Mra. Underbill and Mrs. Branan. were at his home on Saturday morning and were warned to remain there. They were at the bedside when death came. Would Have Created Xewn-Gathering. George William Curtis us»d to say that if there had been no such thing as journalism in existence Charles A. Dana would have created the business of gathering news and selling it and commenting upon it in such a manner as to attract attention. Of all the men who have gained fame and fortune by newspaper work Mr. Curtis believed that ifr. Dana was the best equipped for such enterprise both by native ability and acquired endowments. It is probable that the traditions of journalism as th^ shall be told In the future will point to Mr. Dana as the greatest of American journalists. Tet Mr. Dana had no idea in his early life what his career was to be. As a boy in a. rocky and desolate New Hampshire town i seemed to those who knew him that he The managing editor of a paper even at that time was its executive officer, And in the fierce competition which waa then raging between The Tribune and The Herald, the highest executive qualities were demanded to match the extraordinary genius of James Gordon Bennett. Mr. Dana revealed them. He did not write much, but almost everything that was written was written at hissug- gestion, Mr. Greeley devoting his attention especially to the political and economic direction of the paper. Mr. Dana drew to The Tribune some of ths ablest writers and thinkers of the time. Mr. Bennett discovered that the young managing editor of The Tribune had quite as keen "a nose for news" as h« himself possessed and as good a judgment of the relative importance of news. He finally disagreed with Greeley as to policy and retired, when Secretary Stanton offered him the post of assistant secretary of war, and he undertook these labors with extraordinary energy. Much oz the time he was with General Grant In the west. He was several times under fire, showing great coolness and courage. After the war Dana might have accepted several offers to re-enter business life, but the fascinations of journalism caused'him to decline every proposition-of that.sort made to him. A company was organized to create and publish a great Republican newspaper in ^Chicago, and Mr. Dana was offered the editorship, and a small interest in it was given to him. Later he sold out his-interest in this paper and went to- New York, where some of his old-time Republican friends helped him to buy the New York Sun, which was to be published as a low priced Republican newspaper. Mr. Dana took charge on the' 1st of January, 1863, the paper then having about 40,000 circulation, and his conspicuous career began with that issue of the paper. Here he finally developed his tal- ent'for finding news and news thatwould sell. It was his aim not only to g-et the news, but to so present it that the mere reading of it would be interesting and entertaining. His idea was that a fact of itself of no particular eonsequenca might nevertheless in the telling of it he made as interesting as more important news. Under his management the paper secured at one time as high a circulation as 150.000 and its Sunday edition even more than that. Mr. Dana, like Caleb Gushing, seemed to thrive upon hard work. Mental applies, z-r, was a, delight to him. He learned botany while riding to and from his office. In his spare moments he mastered the Icelandic language. He knew Dante probably better than any other American in New York. Spanish literature delighted him, and he mastered it at oM moments. A learned horticulturist, the gardens of his summer place were filler! with choice flowers, and for trees he had an affection which led him to know them all and to raise upon his island retreat in I-ong Island sound every variety of fir tree capable of living in a temperate climate. Mr. Dana was nearly 50 years of ag before he began, of his own experienc to know the luxury of wealth. When h went to The Tribune as managing edito his salary was $12 a week, and he wa 45 years of age before he had rece've more than J50 a weeek. The royalties o his book of household poetry and upoi Appleton's encyclopedia brought him larger income than that, although hi money came to him mostly after he be came editor of The Sun. In his late years Mr. Dana received $50,000 a yea from The Sun and handsome dividend upon the stock, a majority of which h< controlled. And Vigorously tTses the Tomahawk That He Refuses to Bury—Charges That the Proposed Retirement of the Democratic leader Is a Fraud with a String Hade Fast—"Jail Birds" Go Into the Fight fa* Henry George at >"ew Tork. Baltimore, Oct. 18.—The Sun Saturday published a lengthy editorial reply to Senator Gorman's letter, which in part is as follows: "No person of ordinary intelligence can read the le'tter from Senator Gorman to The Sun, which is published in our advertising columns today, without at once perceiving that it is a mere campaign trick, eminently characteristic in its palpable Insincerity of the source from which it proceeds. If Mr. Gorman really wishes to retire from the contest the way for him to do 90 is to retire, not simply to prate about his willingness to sacrifice his personal ambition for the good of the party under certain impossible and preposterous conditions. It is not necessary for him to come to The Sun to aak permission, to do so. If he wanted to step down and out, or had any real intention, of doing so, he could have effected that purpose with far smaller expenditure of cash and words. But that is the very last thing which he has any intention of. doing. Make* Sport of the Sacrifice. "His sole object la to assume a heoric attitude in the hope of deluding the public in the belief that he is a great patriot, who is willing to 'sacrifice' himself for his party if the cruel and perfidious Sun will only let him. What a splendid and noble figure our senior senator presents as he strikes this dramatic attitude and calls frantically upon The Sun to permit him to retire? Unfortunately the role of disinterested patriotism is an unfamiliar one for him, and we regret to say that his impersonation is not a convincing one. Nature did not intend him for the part of Brutus. He plays Cassius far better. But there is something familiar In the tones of the actor in Spite of this tragic strut and melodramatic style. The costume may be the costume of honest Esau, but the voice has the dulcet and oily notes of Jacob. Calls Gorman a "Great Compromiser. R«y*l nafc*« the food par*. Abtolutrtyfur* L »*KJ»O L&WDEK co., MIW yon*. recerveo. much appiaTise. He sara: —rn* people of this great city do not need the advice of the senators from Ohio and Nebraska as to whom they shall elect at their mayor. We want home rule and no- foreign interference." "For at the conclusion of his long- THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. - G. Ticker, Tailor, *th and Broadway. EVERY WOMAN tMtfBW x**4i « niUM*, mmthly, ngalatiu M«il«l»«. Only hintlw* Mi ta*ptra«tdru|B»b»aMk«u*4. H j»« nat Uw bMi,(«t Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills n* »*••?*• •*• »»* octal* In malt. Th« t*a«ia* (Dr. Fwl'i) aertr iimf 0Mt a»rra«w» U.H. JuUnm PaAi Kmon Ct* dvrvtud, O. For Sale at Ben Fisher's. was physically of such structure as made the successful farmer. Was Very Bright aa a Boy. But he was one of those boys of whom it sometimes is said that learning- is not a study or a task but a delight for them He had scarcely any need to g-o to college. He took to the classics before he w&s ten years of age. He was born at Hinsdale, N. H,, on Aug. S, 1819, and 'when he was sixteen years of age he entered. Harvard college. But he was obliged "Ho give up his college course. Whether iK_was over-use of his eyes by candle light or'neglect. a functional <Jls turbance which threatened to become organic compelled him to abandon his hooks Just as he was entering the Junior year. Tries Merchandise and Brook Farm. Soon after Mr. Dana thought of a mercantile career, and he went to Buffalo, then a thriving village, where with a relative he sold goods over the counter. A short experience was sufficient to satisfy him that his calling was not in trade. The result was that he quitted mercantile pursuits and joined the socialistic community called Brook Farm, which was established in what was then the town of Roxbury, Mass., where already were Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller and George Rtpleyand George 'William Curtis and others of literary fame or promise. He lived long enough to see all of his associates in that experiment die and every on* of them convinced that the scheme was Utopian. WAS A. JTRST-CLASS JUDGE OF SEWS. Knew Whmt Would Sell the ' Fmpcr—Hl» War Experience—The Sun. Having been one of the editor* of a little weekly called The TOWN WIPED OUT OF SIGHT. Windsor, X S., Nearly Totally Destroyed by FUe—loss Abont $3,000,000. Halifax, N. S.,Oct. 18.—Historic Windsor, one of the most beautiful towns in the province, was devastated by fire yesterday morning. For six hours, beginning shortly before ,1 a. m., the fire, fanned by a violent northwest gale, raged so fiercely that the local fire department was absolutely helpless to cope with It and within, half an hour after its discovery the mayor began to call for outside assistance. Long- before noon the town had been eaten up almost completely, the area covered by the flames being nearly a mile square, and of the' 400 or more buildings occupying the section barely half a dozen scorched structures remained. No Nova. Scotia town has ever been visited by a conflagration of such dimensions. Of the 3,500 people that inhabited the place few have homes of their own now. Over 3,000 have taken in by the rest- dents of the surrounding country and neighboring towns, while the remainder of the sufferers have gone to Halifax or are-sheltered in army tents erected in the vacant plots by a detachment of British troops from the garrison city. The disaster is appalling in its extent. The fire started in a barn behind the marine block in the heart of the business district. The high gale prevailing carried the flames to other buildings before the firemen had time to get at work. The total loss .is estimated at $3,000,000, with barely $500.000 insurance. More Offices Given Oat. 'Washington. Oct. IS.—The president has appointed Eugene Seeger, of 1111- nois, consul general at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; James P. Donald, of Indiana, consul at Nogales, Mex., and Jnlian Phelps, of Iowa, consul at Crefeld, Germany. Greater Xew York'* Registration. N«w York. Oct. 18.—Saturday was the fourth and last day of registration. Th« total registration cf Greater New Tork s 570.749. The total registration in New York city ia ,324.806, a* compared S30,»19 last year. defense of his public record and motives he reveals the well known features of the great compromiser. He proposes a bargain! There was no necessity after this of any signature or other identification of the writer." After referring to Gorman's offer to meet The Sun half way in the effort to secure Democratic success in Maryland the editorial continues: "Meet him half way? The Sun does not do things by halves. There is no half way house between an honest currency and a spurious one; between an honest ballot and a. fraudulent one; between an honest tariff and one manipulated in the Interest of trusts and monopolies. It is not necessary to discuss at length Mr. Gorman's defense of his public career. He confesses that he is opposed to civil service reform; that he opposed the Australian ballot law, and that he mutilated the Wilson tariff bill. * * * Charged with Bein(? Insincere. "In conclusion, The Sun will say plainly to Mr. Gorman that even if he retired from the contest the difficulty of restoring harmony would still exist, because not only would his machine remain, but because his machine is pledged to a financial policy, and consequently to a senatorial nominee, of his own color and character. Objectionable as are Mr. Gorman's political methods and influence they are not the only things to which the reflecting voters of Maryland object. His principles—or want of principles—on the financial question are vital issues, and the people of Maryland know that no matter how much he might retire he would permit no man to go to the United States senate who was not his faithful disciple and follower. Mr. Gorman's offer to retire has a string, or rather a cable, tied to It. It Is a piece of cheap bluff, which will affect no votes and which only shows Mr. Gorman's realization of the desperation of his fortunes. No. no, Mr. Gorman, the fly will not walk into your parlor. You must run your own campaega." KEENTORCESLEXTS FOB GEORGE. FEDERATION OF RAILWAY IMPLOYE9 Provision of th» Scheme That K«la«M t« the Declaring; of Strike*. Peorta, Ilia., Oct. 18.—The proposed plan of federation ratified by the conference of grand chiefs and representative* of the railway Drotherhooda held ber» during the last week was made publlo Saturday. Although the convention* of firemen, trainmen, telegraphers and conductors had indorsed the propsed plan It has been referred to -the lodges for ratification. The engineers have not yet considered the plan, but Grand Chief Arthur attended the conference, Indorsed the federation idea, and promised to present it to the grand lodge meeting next year. The organization is called the Federation' of American Railway Employes. Xone of the brotherhoods belonging to it can belong to any other railway alliance at the same time. The most important articles relate to strikes. They provide that each organization must make^ every effort to settle its own grievances, but if it fails can call for a meeting of the executive committee of the federation. If a majority considers the complaint a just one the board shall make united effort to settle it, and if this fail shall vote on a strike. Each orgai^ation shall have one vote, and a g-eneral strike shall not be ordered unless all the organzations favor it. If they do all the brotherhood men on Hie system affected shall go out oh strike. No brotherhood man shall take part in any strike not sanctioned by the fc-dera- tion. BARBARISM IN MICHIGAN. Illegitimate Baby Killed with a IMtelifortc and It* Body Cremated. Detroit, Mich., Oct. IS.—A special to The Free Press from Charlotte, Mich., reveals a horrible story of depravity. John Bigley arid Frank Miller will be, charged with the murder of an infant with a pitchfork and the burning of its body. The child was bora f.o BIgley's unmarried daughter last Tuesday morning; was reported to have been born dead, and buried on his farm. An investigation was ordered, resulting In Bigley and Miller being- locked up. Saturday afternoon, Miller, who is the husband of Bigley.'s other daughter, confessed that the child was born alive and that he killed it by running- the tines of a pitchfork through its body, being forced to the horrible deed by Bigley, who stood over him with a knife and siwore he would kill him if he refused. After the child was dead he says Eigley took the body into the house and tossed it Into the stove. The sheriff has found considerable evidence corroborative of Miller's story. The supposed grave of the child was opened and no body found there. BOLD ROBBERY OF A POSTOFFICE. Party -with a Unique Jfam« Will Do Spell- liinding;—Support tronx Missouri. New York. Oct. 18.—Edward S. McHugh. the English labor agitator who organized the 'Longshoremen's union in this city during the past year, and Frank Stephen, who came o\er from Philadelphia on Friday night with a party of 'jail birds," as they call themeslves—for nearly every member of the. party has been imprisoned for his effort in advocating the George theory—Saturday be?an a series of meetings along the river 'routs. The meetings will be continued during the campaign. A dispatch from Kansas City says that the Single Tax eague there at its regular meeting has dopted resolutions Indorsing the candidacy of Henry George for mayor of reater New York, tendering Its support and forwarding- a subscription to help del'ray the expenses of his campaign. Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, Saturday night addressed a large Republican mass-meeting in Sulzer's Harlem River park. He said that Tracy 1 * de- eat would mean that the Republicana vould probably never agsdn elect anther mayor of Xew. York- Colonel Charles R. Pope, of Missouri, and ex- Governor P. B. S. Pinchbsick, of Louisana, addressed a ReubUcan mass-meet- ng- in Lyric hall Saturday Bight. Henry George 'opened his campaign In !ari>m Saturday cig-ht, speaking- twice In the opec air. Seth Low finished hla tart week of actual campaigning by in two_.halls to bit: «r«K4«..Ht fontinafter Tied, DruygtA and Left That Way— Booty, Nearly $*OO. Benton, Ills., Oct. 18.— The postofflce at Benton, the county seat of Franklin county, was robbed of nearly J400 Friday night. The postmaster, J. A. St. Clair, w;is in the office late. About 11:30 he got through with his work and put the money box containing the postofflce fu,nds In a large safe In the rear of the room. He started to go to the front of the room, when he heard a knock oa the back door. He opened the door when two men stepped In, covered him. with revolvers and forced him to open the safe. They then tied ais hands and feet with the heavy safe rope and tied him down to the wheels upon which the heavy safe rests. They forced him to swallow some drugs which made him almost unconscious, gagged him and left about 1:30 o'clock. He was missed at. home and his brother Prank went to hunt for him. He was found tied down and half dead from the effects of the drug and confinement. So tar there is no clue to the robbers. Woodman Better. Chicago, Oct. IS.— The condition of ex- Congressman Charles "Woodman Is reported to be much improved. Dr. Hoofl. the attending physician, said he b<>- lievea there was a good chance for his patient to recover. He admitted. however, that the danger point bad nor y»t You'l Be_Pleased When you see the nice things at 410 Broad-way-New Good* arriving every day.- Birthday Presents, Wedding Presents. Aa- niTersary Presents. All Goods marked in Plain Figures and engraved Free of Charge. Spectacles to Fit any Eye. D. A. HAUK, JKWKKJUt AJTO

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