Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 19, 1958 · Page 29
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 29

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, January 19, 1958
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SUNDAY. JANUARY 19. 1958. THE PHAROS-TKIBONE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, tOGANSFORT, INDIANA PAGE FIVE This Changing World Cass County Historical Society PAKT 482 About a month ago, when we were preparing to write one of the stories about'Long Cliff, we were calling on Gus Minx, florist oat there over fifty years. During the conversation he remarked, casually, that the long stone wall, .in front of which- he lalec planted the mile-of roses that delight pass- crsby in early summer, had been built by Julius Mattes. He said, nothing further about Mr. Mattes,! and the writer assumed, without further thought, that he was a stone mason, then a common occupation, one of several, perhaps, who were employed at the Hospital. Nearly seventy years ago an older brother of the .writer had a friend of whom he • spoke frequently, Mattes by name. We'd forgotten this friend's first name; in-fact, had forgotten all about the man, not having heard the name for a long lime, and never having been acquainted with any of the family. SO WHEN MR. MINX mentioned the name as that of the man who built that long wall we assumed,' 1 correctly, that he was a relative of our brother's friend of long ago, whose first name, we thought, was then Frank, or Fred. A couple of weeks after that the young lady in the Press -office asked us something about the Long Cliff stories, saying that a South Bend lady had. ordered copies of all the papers carrying those Long Cliff stories. Mattes. doubtec!!y the park that the German poet Goethe developed a half century before young Mattes was By WILL BALL landscape gardening, told him that such a job was open at the new hospital at Long Cliff, so he went out to see Dr. Rogers. It was the last job he ever applied for. He stayed there for the rest of his life, until his death in 1934. Ire the meantime he had married. Mr. and Mrs. August Brenneke, German immigrants whose first -acquaintance was made in Sandusky, Ohio, brought their two daughters, Anna Marie and Mary Belle to Logansport in 1885. Julius married Anna Marie in 1891. The next year after Julius went to work at Long Cliff he moved his wife and two daughters, the younger only about two weeks old, to a cottage on the hospital grounds, next door to the one occupied by Howard York who, we believe, was rated as Chief Engineer. The family, which ten years after they moved to the grounds, was increased by the birth of a son, Julius Junior, lived on the grounds until Julius built a cottage,—two of them, we're told,—on Hammond street, in the L'nger ad- ditiqn, not too far from the hospital. It was there that he died. ' The two Mattes girls grew up on the hospital grounds. They, like the Lesh girls, played with the Rogers children. Dan Wolf, who, in the early days drove the fine team of blacks which used to draw the carriage that hauled the Rogers family to the Logansport High School, married a sister of Mrs. Her name was UKE OTHERS OF his kind the Mattes, Lucy Brenneke, and' the' "•'•'• had many a ride behind those We recommended that the papers Voung man came to America, *-™£ not be sent until after the following where opportunities were greater, Sunday, when- the last of that series j On board ship he met other immi- would appear. A FEW DAYS LATER the South Bend woman called the writer one evening to ask why she hadn't received the papers she had ordered and paid for when she ordered them. She was Miss Sophia Mattes, daughter of Julius, who had built that stone wall along the river front and part of the east border of Logansport State Hospital, which seems to be the official name of the institution now. Miss Mattes got her papers the day following her telephone call. They had been mailed before she called. SHE WAS KIND enough to give us a lot of information about her very interesting family, several members of which made Logansport their home for many years. We're going to quote freely from her long letter. Julius Mattes (pronounced as if It were spelled Mattis, with accent on the first syllable), a native of the town of Blankenheim, in the German province of Saxony, as a young man learned the art of landscape gardening in the Grand-ducal gardens, or park, or Weimar; un- grants who were coming 1 to Indiana, so, having r.o definite destination in mind for himself, he came with them. After reaching here he met a family near Royal Center, named Lane, where he lived and work"ed for a short time until he came to Logansport, where he did lawn work for, among others, Judge Daniel Baldwin on what is now the Memorial Home lawn, on Seventh and Market streets. That was the home of Judge Baldwin for twenty or more years. Those were horse-and-buggy days, and, inasmuch as lawns require little care in the winter season, Julius. took a job with Emanuel Clem, who had a good- sized livery and boarding, stable at the rear of the Sue Aldrich home on Eighth and Broadway. The stable was at about 307-313 Eighth. Mr. Clem kept a few outfits for hire, but the most of his business was boarding horses belonging to men living near the stable. M. R. Frazee, at 800 Market, and D'r. B. C. Stevens, at 817 Market, were two of his steady customers. ONE DAY IN 1892 a friend, who knew about Julius' experience in j BOTH THE MATTES girls worked at the Cliff after they were grown. Mary, the older, looked, after the dairy products; Sophia worked in the Administration Building, also played the piano for the moving picture shows and the dances in the Assembly Hall. Ir. 1 an earlier story about Long Cliff we mentioned the ice pond that Dr. Rogers had constructed, and- the house beside it for the storage of ice, before the days of mechanical refrigeration. Miss Mattes tells us that this pool was a rectangular affair near the greenhouse. After mechanical refrigerators were installed this pool was drained and converted into a sunken garden by her father. WHEN* THE STATE of Indiana took oyer the Shanklin- farm in 1884 the fields were thickly strewn with boulders, big, little and in-be- News of Business/ Industry By UNITED PRESS Retail trade in the week ended Wednesday was unchanged to 4 per cent higher than a year ago. The most noticeable year-to-year advances occurred in purchases of linens, men's apparel and furniture Consumer buying of new passenger cars was close to the previous week, while sales of used models eased. Dr. Marcus Nadler, consulting economist to the Hanover Bank, predicted an economic decline in the first half of 1958, followed by a period of relative stability and then a year-end rise in business activity. He said built-in stabflil- ers will prevent a material decline in disposable income of farmers and factory workers. Net debit balances of customers of New York Stock Exchange member firms declined 1 million dollars during December to billion dollars, since December, 1954. It was the sixth consecutive monthly drop. Aluminum Co. of America said it will shut down Jan. 3 three of the 11 pot lines now in operation at its Alcoa, Tenn., smelting works. The move reflects high inventories and. lagging demand. Heavens Above Answer to Previout ruitu ACROSS 7 Donkey 8 Get up 9 Purloins 10 Competent 11 Vegetable 17 LiRht boats 19Larlat 23 Eagerness 24 Upon legacy 27 Engaged in sea robbery 28 Goddess 8 Nomad 12 Individual 13 Burmese demons 14 Garment 15 dipper 16 Irritable 18 Beginner 20 Property item 25 Painful 21 Cravat 26 Revoke a 22 Weather Indicator 24 Continent 26 Of flying 27 Church seat 30 Blew 32 Wish 34 Decorated 39 Egyptian god 36 Footlike part 37 Listen 30 Endure 40 Walk haltingly 41 Folding bed 42 Impassive 45 Have charge 48 Buildings and land 51 Intimidate 52 Ireland M Speed contest 84 Consumed 55 Insects 56 Huge boats 57 French plural article DOWN 1 Weeps 2 Distinct part 3 Denials 29 Where the sun sett" 31 Morals 33 Fodder pit* 38 Seem 40 Legal claimi 41 Grants 42 African tree 43 Ripped 44 Leave out 46 Framework 47 Be over-fond 46 Female sheep <pl.) 50 Musical syllabic or w B 58 The Census Bureau reported U. S. imports during October, 1957 were worth $1,144,700,000, or 14 per cent higher than the previous month and nearly- as high as the all-time record of July. have the Irish oat of the House of Commons. , .and when 1 say that you must remember I am Irish." PATIENCE REWARDED — Fred Eckert, braving the cold on Lake Nyona ice to fish, keeps warm with a lantern under Ms stool. Right after this picture was taken he caught one—a six inch perch. (Staff photo.) Terflinger had become Medical Superintendent, Julius went to him with a suggestion: use that rock- pile to build a permanent wall along the river frontage. Dr. Ter- flinger approved the suggestion, and the wall, plus the handsome entrance gates; both the front gate, on the north, and the southern entrance near State Road 25, were erected. Mr. Mattes not only .laid the stones; he designed the pattern also. He also designed and built job of mapping the underground pipes. Blue prints were made from his drawings and used for years as reference. Julius Joseph Mattes, the son born on the hospital grounds, was assisted, 'into, the world by Dr. Rebecca Parrish, who, a few years later, went to the Philippines es aj QUOTES-FROM NEWS Deaths in News United States in the 1880s and re- eived a dental degree Irom lh« University of Michigan, later graduated from the Women'! tfedical College at Northwestern Jnivcrsity in 1895. By UNITED PRESS HANOVER, N.H. — Warren C. Agry, 68, former magazine txecu- .ive, stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage at the Dartmouth- Princeton football game, died Friday.- By UNITED PRESS • DALLAS, Tex. — Gen. Lauris Norstad on the distribution of in-i]j e( f y' a n 'Lines, died Friday in termediate range ballistic missiles palm Beach, Fla., it was an- NEW YORK — Harry Weissberger, 73, a founder of the Al- among North Atlantic Treaty Organization members: "The characteristics of these I'R-BMS — particularly their range of more than 1,500 miles — gives us the widest latitude in planning their distribution. It is not neces? sary, or even desirable, that they be located in all NATO countries." nounced here today. Weissberger, a native of Hungary, built his father's small moving business into one of the city's largest by developing the technique of moving thousands of workers into new office space over a single weekend, NEW. YORK — Harold Davis 52, account executive for the ra medical missionary. She served as WASHINGTON — Gen. Nathan !<jil> spot sales division of the Co director of a hospital in Manila for F Tw ini n g on agreement among inmhia -Ri-oadt-aslin!? Svstem dice tween sizes; thousands of them, j ^g 'bridges over the streams on While probably not exactly a landscaping job, Julius Mattes was assigned the task of disposing of these boulders, which covered not only the original farm, but most of the bottom land acquired later. Glaciers had left them there centuries before. After several years, when Dr. the grounds. ' MR. MATTES DISPLAYED his versatility in another manner. Having been at the hospital at the time it was found necessary to do additional piping to carry water to the wards, as well as better sewage facilities, he was given the BAMBOO CAFE CURTAINS 36" 45" 90" 2.59 $3.29 $5.88 • Gold splatter design • Selected match stick bamboo. • Turq., white, p-ink. 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We haven't said anything yet about the rest of the very talented Mattes family which Julius left in Germany when he came to America, but which came to Logansport after he got settled. There's a lot to be said. The picture at the. head of the column is of Julius in the garden of his home on Hammond street in 1930, aged 65. STOLEN CAR CASE LINCOLN, Neb. (UP)—Paul M. Morrison, 18, Patoka, Ind., was in jail today pending prosecution for transporting a stolen car across the state line in violation of federal law. . Morrison, who was arrested Thursday by' the FBI, was arraigned before a U.S. Commissioner on charges prepared in East St. Louis, 111. Bond was set at $1,000. CHENILLE BED SPREAD $5.88 Lint free viscose & rayon. 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