Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 9, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, April 9, 1891
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She auttuu* TOL. XVI. LOSMSFOET, INDIANA, THURSDAY MOBJISG, APRIL 9, 18H/ NO. '85. DUNLAFS Celebrated Hats S T I BEST M STYLES A D E, SPRING Now on Sale D E W E N T E R, The Hatter. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating, The .nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at ^ JOS. S. CRAIG'S. Ladies' Cloth top Shoes And new Low Shoes. Come in. Popular Prices. WALKER &RAUCH, 42O Broadway. PHINEAST.BABNU! The "Prince of Showmen" Breathes His Last, He Expires at His Connecticut Home After a Long and Severe Illness —His Remarkable Career. .BARNUM IS DEAD. BKIDGEPOKT, Conn,, April H.—The showman, P. T. Barnum, passed away at- 6:22 o'clock Tuesday evening in the presence of his wife and family. During the period of Mr. Barnum's illness, which ... began twenty|i one weeks ago last Friday, there have been frequent fluctuations in his con- which he rallied, with a FROM HOOSIEBDOM. News of Especial Interest to Residents of Indiana. ^e^^^^DfAFi^^ WHOOPING COUGH ^RONCttlTIS.- "ST, f* AT fl D 19 14- 11 412 -"FbURTit ST, U AIAK l\ nJ|Lll06ANSPQRT:iND: ONCE MORE I would like to say to you, if you are thinking of getting something built for Sprino or Summer wear .IT >J Suitings, IN Trouserings, Top Coatings OP Silk Vestings. Order it ro^v His none too early, and my stock is full up' IM '////' p. T. BAKXUM. dition, from each of although in each instance slightly lowered vitality. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon in the North Congressional 3hurch. The services will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fisher and Rev. Charles Ray Palmer. An effort will be made to have the funeral public, but it is thought Mr. Barnum's wishes for a private burial will be strictly carried out. The body will be placed in a hermetically sealed metallic casket and buried in Mountain Grove cemetery, • where several years ago he erected a' massive granite monument of simple design. [Phineas Taylor Barnum was the son of a Connecticut tanner and was torn July,5, 1810. A3 a boy he dislayed ffreat business shrewdness. Alter o'.erking-in a country store for awhile ho secured a clerkship in a Brooklyn store, and then returned home to run a store of his own at the age of 18. Three years later he assumed the editorship of the Herald of Freedom and subsequently served two or three terms of imprisonment for alleged libel. Barnum dickered in various other enterprises before he went into the show business, -which really begun when he managed the exhibition of a colored woman 12 years of age. The Jenny Lind engagement, however, was Ms first great strike, and t netted him £50,000. From this time on his ;enlus for the show business continued to add ;o his fortune and fame. It was he who jrought out Tom Thumb, who wore the honor of being the first "freak." He first showed Toung, the sacred white elephant ot Burmah, and Jumbo, the largest elephant ever seen in this country. The "prince of showmen" cannot be said to have always been lucky. He, was particularly unfortunate in regard to Dre. In 1363 flis museum (the original) at the corner of Broadway and Ann streets, New York, burned.' It was one of the greatest flres in. the history ot the metropolis. Hundreds of wild animals were released, creating the wildest oonsteration among the many thousands of spectators who had gathered. In 1863 his place on Broadway, near Prince street, was burned, and not only many animals, but several persons, lost their lives. He then moved onto Fourteenth street, between Third and Fourth avenues, and that place turned in 1872. causing a large loss ot human life. June 5,1883, his big tent burned in Chicago, t having been pitched on the lake front, including the loss of his residence "Iranistan" at Bridgeport, Barnum is estimated to hava lost $3,000,000 by flres. Barnum's great success was undoubtedly due, us he himseir said, to liberal advertising, for •which lie had spent hundreds of-thousands of dollars. His estate is worth 110,000,000 or $12,000,000. In his will, executed in 1883, he made yery lacge bequests to charity. Many year* ago he and his then associate, Gen. Noble, donated to the city of Bridgeport Washington park, a beautiful grove surrounded by churches and fine residences, which the city would not sell now for hundreds ot thousands of dollars; Then he, individually, gave the city $70,000 worth more of land for park purposes on condition that it would maintain it forever as a park and always have a Iree bathing ground on its front. In the city cemetery he gave several' thousand dollars' worth of lots for a burial plot for the Grand Army of the Republic; as much more for the flre department of Bridgeport; 3,000 single graves for poor people on condition that they should be scattered all over the cemetery, not located in any one place together, where tho spot might come to be known by the opprobrious name of potter's field, and the further-condition-that the very poor shall be buried for nothing, and in. no case shall more than S2 be charged, instead of tne ordinary rate of S7.' In addition to all that^he gave about $50,000 worth of land for the cemetery. In his natve town of Bethel, a few miles from Bridgeport, he erected a fountain that cost him 110 000 in Berlin, and with the fitting up and ground about it represented 820,000 at least. In 1883 Mr. Barnum made his will. In order that there might be no question as to his sanity upon which to ground contests after his death he had eminent physicians examine him and secured their attestation that he was of sonnd mind. The will and. its codicils cover more than 700 pages of. legal cap, closely written, and dispose of real estate anc personal property of the value • o* $10,000,000 to twenty-seven heirs. The property is in. New York, Brooklyn, Bridgeport, Colorado and several other places. His be quests for charitable purposes are numerous arid large. Among the beneficiaries are"the Chapin' home, Children's Aid society, Old Men's and Women's, home and the Society to Assist Males and Females Over 18 Years ol Age of this city, the Bridgeport orphan asylum, Bridgeport hospital and other Bridgeport societies. Mr. Bnrnum also mado provision for certain worthy charities by be queathint; to them a stated percentage of the large annual profits accruing from his share in his .shows. To tie-city, of Bridgeport he se cures the only water front not already seizot by private corporations, will a dock upon; It costing 1130,000, lor twenty-one years after his;, death, during which time his executors are for-;, bidden to.sell or lease ik. . ... -.. The great showman was a man of broad information and was very popular. ,He was twice sent to congress, was twice mayor ot Bridgeport, and - represented-his county,. In the legislature lour terms. Bamum was a teetotaler and at one time declined a nomination by the prohibitionists, for president of the United States. 1^ NEW YOKIV, ^K' J o.— ouucral'Horace Porter has been selected to deliver the orati.m on the occasion of breaking ^rround on April 37 for the memorial,. to Gen. Grant. • - Queer Output of a Woll. GosuKJf, Ind., April 9. — Joseph Paulus has made a discovery of a peculiar kind of oil or gas well on his farm, 3 miles northwest of this city. He and his neighbors are all greatly exercised over the find. Paulus runs a Bawmill in one corner of his farm and has it located near the edge of a arge marsh. Some time ago the vater • supply which' fed the engine toiler gave out. A 40-foot open well was dug and the customary iron pipe driven down still further. Subsequent- y a good supply of water was obtained, and until a few days ago it was fed into the boiler. The engineer noticed three or four davs ago that the water acted strangely in the boiler. He said it spluttered and bubbled. The water was examined and found to have a peculiar odor—something- like that of artificial water gas. It was heavy and oily. This peculiarity increased, and ;he engine had to be shut down. The samples which have been submitted here show a substance in mixture with the water of about :he consistency of glycerine. Unlike ordinay oil in mixture, it cannot be disconnected or shaken into globules. It iias a clear color, quite unlike that of regular crude petroleum. Paulus is positive he .has' made a rich strike, and has sent samples to experts for analysis. He has been advised to keep bis discovery to himself and, as he valued his life, not to feed any more of the substance, into the boiler. It is the opinion of many that the gases are easily accounted for by the .proximity of the swamp, but the depth of the pipe through which the oil and water come adds to the interest of the speculation. Trouble in Wabash College. CRAWFOKDSVILLE, Ind., April 9. — Although it has not been officially announced, it has been definitely known for several days that the presidency of the Indiana State university, recently made vacant by the resignation of Dr. D. S. Jordan to accept the presidency of the Stanford university, would be offered, and likewise accepted, by Prof. J. M. Coulter, who now occupies the chair of biology in Wabash college. The matter has been a source of much regret, especially to the students, %vith whom he is a great favorite, and -^Tuesday afternoon they met and passed resolutions, asking for the resignation of President Turtle and the election:- of. -" Coulter as his successor. Dr>i^le, the venerable president, who is 72 years of age and has been at the head of the college for twenty- nine years, is the oldest college president in the. United .States. When elected the college was in debt; now it is worth not less than $1,000,000, and ranks among the best institutions in the west. This action of the students was an entire surprise to the facultj and friends of the college. n ntenccd for Murder. COLUMBUS, Ind., April 9.—The Aid- ridge murder case ended in the Clarke county circuit in a verdict of two years against the accused. One year age John Aldridge while quarreling with William (Jleason hurled a piece of iron at him, killing him instantly. Neither boy was over 16 years old. Aldridge gave bond, but rg'a away to Texas, where a .cousin, wanting the reward offered, betrayed him, and he was brought back one month ago. The Aldridge family ia singularly afflicted. Six years ago Ben, the oldest son, was drowned in the Ohio river; four years ago Settle, the daughter, was shot and killed while alone in the parlor with her lover, George Yakel, who said she committed suicide. Now the only remaining- child is branded as a murderer. Reunion of the Tliirtictli Volunteers. GOSHEN, Ind., April 9.—The reunion of the Thirtieth regiment Indiana volunteers was held here Tuesday. The reunion was in commemoration of the battle of Shiloh, which was the first severe battle that this regiment participated in. Addresses by President Mes- simon, of Hunting-ton, and H. D. Wilson were listened to by the veterans in the afternoon and in the evening a monster campfire was held. Funeral ot a Prominent Pythian. WARSAW, Ind., April 9.—The funeral of Lemuel Eunyan occurred in this city Tuesday. Mr. Runyan was quarter' master general for this state, of the Knights of Pythias. The funeral, which was in charge of that order, was the largest ever held here—over 3,000 persons following the remains to Oakwood cemetery. ' Gen. Carnahan and staff -were present. This Week's Attraction We have placed on sale 25 Ipleces ol Home- sqrm. all wool Camel Hair DRESS GOODS! In. Plain, Stride and Check, for Tailor made Suits. Price all oyer the State 57L cts t>er yard. Our t>rice for this week Only 39 Cts. Also one case New Combination Zephyr t Ginghams, reeular price 20 cts. Our t>rioe L21> cts r»er yard. WILBR & WISE, Bee Hive No. 315 Fourth Street. Congressman Hltt Gets a Verdict. DELPHI, Ind., April 9.—Congressman Robert E. Hitt, of Illinois, has been awarded a judgment in the circuit court for.$33,000 against the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago railroad. The claim was for services rendered as agent in the sale of the road's bonds. German Lutheran SynoJ Adjourns. POBT WAYNE, Ind., April 9.-The convention of the German, Luolieran synod, which has bean in. session in. this city for the past seven days, adjourned Tuesday. It was decided to hold the next convention at La Porte Ind. Sure Death To CoekroaeJies, Rats, Mice, and Bedbugs. FISHER'S LIGHTNING EXTERMINATOR. At Ben Fisher's Drug Store, 311 Fourth St ' I WHISTLE FOR D. A. H A U K He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. : j Best Watch for the money. ^ Best Spectacle . for the i money, v '; Best work done for the i money. ' No. 41O Broadway. The Jeweler and Optician. D. A. HA UK. THCOR1GIHAL AND GENUINE. Thoonly S»fo, 9nre,i«>dr6«aWflPniTori«l8. ,.-^_ ut for Ckienettcr't £»yU*h /HWiond Brand in Red ud CoW meu]li9 ribbon Tnke no other kind. Jtcftue Subttitvtio** and Imitation*. __^M -.^ _[_*.___k»* _*v. -* ««««»«•&!*•. 41 rtT>n**ilL*- BCI todTribuorfMoa. Takenotherkin. <u« ,u.«>w tnmu A\l pllU In pnsu.bo.nl &OXM, pint wrmppen. «t > dmnctjou* cm"rfclu. Al D ««tl"*; <* 'Sfjf In n»nm« for purttalnra, MUmonJila, «n« "K«IWf for Lmtltf," (n l«Kr,by M«™ JU«k ,(WOT»!S™5l&.. K^P^-, . CKICHEmTER CHCMICKLCO ?***&«?*£?•* il l>rul»ta. l'lirLAJ>IJJ.'MlA, KA... JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.

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