Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 31, 1897 · Page 21
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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 31, 1897
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JOHN GRflY'S Holiday Handkerchiefs Is, as usual, the mo^t beautiful shown in nhe city. It is only necessary for us to announce our annual holiday "hdkt" sale, as you know from experience our's is the place to buy. Insurance and Loans, i Mice »cd Bondi irritten In first class com- p*nles. Money to loan 6 per cent, S. M. Closson,319 Pearl St. UOA LEISURE Physician. Office In House, Oor. Thirteenth and North streets, Professional calls answered promrtly RING OUT THE OLD- The Last Hours of Year. the Departing Logansport Messenger Service. H.A MOORE has put unon the streetsia wu«el delivery waKon and respectfully sol- fclU tke pu Wlo patronafce Parcels and llfhr, *r»y«i?* »romi»«ly delivered to any part of the •tty. Lea?e orders at Eel River Livery Barn, CM Phone No 88 New No 91 New Undegtafcers. 308 Market itreet, Hoppe Building. Daniel Killian & Co. Calls promptly attended to, day or night. Mr. KflSin was for many ye»r» foreman for Charles L. Well. Telephone old 281, new 817 HENRY WEBER, The Merchant Tailor, does Drat class work. Stylish and well fitting clothe* made Cleaning and repairing neatly done. See blm. 324 PEARL STREET. DB.C.D.EVERSOLE'S. DEGTAL PALLORS . Over Pprter'i New Drug Store, Corner of Fourth and Market Streets. T3r- Ex- S- Hunt, —DENTIST— All the latest -iiBcoverics in medicine and jo relieve pain in extraction or nii- ftoces j re taur of teeth. Modern methods, modern prices, AH AH wor . Office over John Gray's on C C Telephone No. S28. Fourth litreet. McConnell& McConnell $50,000 6 per cent Money to Loan. Call now Office Opposite Court House. A Time For Retiospectlou, and For Balancing Up Accounts. The closing year hae been rather an eventful one in the history of Lo- gapsport. Tbe most exciting event w»s tbe great bank failure and the incidents connected therewith. That occurred in jlay, the day following the dedication of the Masonic temple. It was a failure that would have bfrfGght ruin to a business community buUded on an uusouud foundation. As it happened, not a single business firm went to the wall as the result of that failure, and within a little more than thirty days after tbe doors of the bank were closed they were reopened for business and depositors paid in full. Notwithstanding that great failure and the distrust that follows such an occurrence there has been an Improvement in business since then. If during the year now closing the condition of the community has not greatly improved, it can be said that we have at least held our own and are in a better position TO reap some of the rewards of industry and frugality in the future. Many of the pioneers of this county have passed away during the year. New generations are fast taking the place or the pioneer fathers and mothers of the county.- The new generation will never, perhaps, be required to endure the hardships and privations of the pioneers. Our schools, our churches, our benevolent and charirable societies have made progress. The Indebtedness of both the county and city has oeen reduced, and tbe tax levy of each materially lessened . The health has been good, and the abundant crops have kept the wolf from the doors and made glad tbe hearts of tbe men who own railroads. In a worldly way, the man of affairs will now balance up his books and learn whether In a financial way he has lost or gained. Tne good man will balance up his deeds and if he iindn that he has wronged no man, and rendered kindly service to many, he will bid the Old Year a happy farewell. A. Divorce Demanded, George P. Chase aad Lairy & Mahoney today filed in the circuit court the complaint of Amanda E. Mont gomery in a suit for divorce from eter Montgomery. Plaintiff allege ruel and inhuman treat merit and demands, in addition to a divorce, alimony in the sum of DAILYPHAKOS FKIDAY,-DEC. 31, 1897. PITY NRW8 Assortment caromels, Wright & B Tictor Wise has returned from a Vuloe'sB tiip to Chicago. Mrs. Charles .T.Stewart and daugh ter, of Kokomo. are visiting in the city, 6. W, Yerrlck, of South Bend, Is a guest of I. S. Hoflman on east.North street. Ladies' spring heel alaskas 50c, the one dollar kind, only at the New Otto, of course. Mr. and Mrs. Metzger, of Indianapolis, arrived In the city today on a abort visit with relatives. Miss Ella .Pownall has returned from HuntlDgtion where she visited her *lster, Mrs. J. B. Myers. The enrollment of the Royal Centre schools Is so large that the pupils can scarce!}' be accommodated. Miss Margaret Piokett left today lor Day tori, O., to spend New Years with her sister, Mrs. George W. Curtla. Frank TX Moss and India O. Book- waiter, both of Adams township, were granted a marriage license this •doming. "". R. A, Harris, of Terra Haute, was In the city today, en route to South Bend to join the Murray & Mack company. Mis. Noah Penrose and Misses Grace and Bessie Koon, of this city, •re «t Adamsboro visiting relatives «od friends. Corn to the amount of 3,000 bushels WES shipped from Walton last Monday. The capltol of Tlpton is a big grain and stock market. Peru Journal: Mrs. B. Saxon and BOD, of Logansport, hare returned koine tfter a visit with her brother, Will Zimmerman and family. Pulaskl.County Democrat: "Mrs. „_„ „„„. Imma Welch tad little *on Wl.llle.of residence. a. u »^. Logtnrport, are spending the holi- Vincent cemetery. .i»y« with J. Burton and family." A. 6-yew-old boj . R. D, Jones, tha well known trav- residing on •ling ttlwman of thli city, will lew town today — tomorrow with Mi family for litesno, waa decldadl* (B»).i thulr future home. The paper* vesjlgatlon " ware piemttui* In utooaoolnff their gftng who Aeptrtare a month ago. —'" '' $2,000. .She lives in Cass and he in ; 'ulton county. They were married February 6th, 1S65, and separated November llth, 1897. Six cSE3K; were born to them, and she demand! the custody of the two youngest who are minors. Plaintiff alleges cruel and Inhuman treatment. She set forth in an affidavit that her husband is worth, ID real and personal property, 15,000. Notice. There will be a special meeting of Purity lodge No. 127, D. of B , on Saturday evening, Jan. 1, 1898, at 7:30, to consider invitation of Winamac lodge D. of R,—Mrs. C. D, Her- rlck, N. G.; Mrs. Jos. Whinnery, secretary. Sew YeUf Closing. The banks, postofflce, county and city offices will be closed tomorrow. Tbe railroad shops, frleght offices and general offices will be closed and all local freight trains annulled. ADDITIONAL ITEMS. Mrs. Keeport, mother of A. B. Keeport, is very sick. Little Miss Louise Chase win sing at the G. A. R. hall this evening. Nathan O. Boss will leave tonight for New York City \ resume the study of law. Frank D. Moss and Inuji O. Bo'ok- walter, John C. Phillips and Bertha F. Reed have been licensed to wed. Dr. S. J. Downey and wife jf Cincinnati, are guests of the former's brother, Dr. J. A. Downey, and family. Max Flanegin and family, have returned from Missouri, where they have been spending the holidays with relatives. The 6 o'clock closing movement will be inaugurated Monday. Quite a nnmbar of merchants have not yet ned the agreement. Joseph Edward, the infant SOD of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dennehy, died last evening at the family residence on Washington street. The funeral was held this afternoon from tbe Intermeut in Ml,. St. _ -year-old boy named Sanders, residing on the Soathside, waa about Is Impudence and upon in- A NEW YEAR'S LAMENT. Scores of rrafidini bards wlio tell ni in their tauefal. tearful rhyme We jnust lavish all our pity on rh poor at Xe\i Year's time Should restrai their ruefal siKhing, ceaie . the tearing at their hair, For the man who needs our pity is tile hapless millionaire* All the year he has expf?nft*rs quite peculiar to hu kind. If he owns a coa»- try Tnimrfion, h« is sure as taws to find There is little left at Sew- Year's it he does not havn ti cure, For the country tax assessor always) plucks a million aire. When the Christmastime is witfc him. there is little joy in lite. Be must spend a modest forturm 0:1 his daughter* and his wife. He has forty poor relations who must havf; their presents rare, Or they'll curse the parsimony of the luckless milli on»ire. Bo has reores of friends impoverished who must each receive H lift, And his butler anr] his coachman both expect a New Year's gift. Half a dozen other servants lie in wait to get, ». share Of the "Happy New Yeiir" favors of the hunted millionaire There's the boy who leaves the paper —he must K fi t n jg usual tip ; There's McGee, tha faithful postman, and his "Happy JS'ew Year's" trip; There's the elevator youngster a n d the "cabby" on the squ»re— Not H one must bo forgotfen by the bothered mil" Every clerk around tlie onice he can KC<> is full 01 hope That he'll find an extra greenkn-k in the pay da;,' envelope. At his club e:K:h smiling luc.i.<':,''s primed to either bless or =weur remembered or forsotreu by tha worried millionaire. All the "Happy, Happy X •• \v Year's," while the poor an; having fun, Be is paying ™t o>» money like a bank that has a ' ; run." Every hand that is extended seen:.-' It* town lay on the plain eastward ol th« Some distance down. its western " . slope"! found the yawning month of a <»ve;opeh lathe dii.-ectioR of the sea, its farther end romewhere wi&in the bowels of the earth. It. was'- large and.dnr, with Immense natural pilJars supporting a roof hung with stalactites, while a stream of clear water issued from its unexplored interior. In its outi»r chamber I hung a hammock, a fire of gam wood dispensed warmth and perfume when the nights were chill, and I thought I should be content here for u month at least. or until I could venture back to Havana. I had nionw and firearms, and provisions were daily supplied me by a faithful islander whom I had befriended in former times. In the surrounding forest were many plants and animals which could afford nit; sustenance if my supply frotu town were to be cut off, and I lacked only companionship to make me perfectly contented. If only Olivia were here— Olivia, my fiancee! If I had but married, her before this unfortunate affair! But. no; this was no place- for a tenderly nurtured woman like the daughter of the alcalde of Sun Cristobal. I sat in the care's mouth one day at noon. The heat of the plains was most oppressive, but n breeze from the ocean stirred the leaves of the pines. But for their sighing there was no sound to turb the deathlike ea!ru till an unfamili clashing of branches caused rue to sta . and reach out for my rifle, leaning against a rock nearby. . Distracted as I was I expected nothing less than a visit from the Spanish volunteers who guarded the island, but, looking up, I saw before me the figure of a .girl. She was comely and her face shone with intelligence}, yet I knew that she belonged to the serving class. It was indeed Carmela, the devoted maid of my fiancee! She smiled and holdout a folded papev. At first iny bewildered senses could harcliy accept this token of her existence. My vision was blurred, the scene before me swam in a misc. But, murmuring v aguo- ly my thanks, I took the letter, opened it and read: My father has driven me from »i* house. Do yon love me? Will you welcome me? I :un near. OLIVIA.. I turned to the maid. "Where — where is she?" I demanded, leaping from my hammock. The girl shrugged her shoulders and pointed to the pines on the brow of the hill, but vouchsafed me no other reply. I licrambted up the rocks, and there, steadying herself against the trunk of a pine, was my sweetheart! She looked at me timidly, in. her eyes a .mute inquiry, as if doubtful of the. reception I would offer. Not long, however, was she hesi- CRTST.U, HILL. tent. Then. shaking a finger at me with playful gesture, she Kim: "Oh. Felipe, you did nor, think I would come, now did you? And now that- I hnvo conic, do you "not think me overbold, or are you glml to see me, to have me bide awhile with you? Ko\v. as to the hereafter—well, we must allow events to shape our course. Now lead me to your cavern. I am tired— faint." While the maid set the cave in order anil my beloved reclined in my hammock, I prepared a simple repast, which, with cool water from a spring thus gushed from the hillside near, I soon set before her. After she had partaken and had been re-- freshed by a siesta, she joined me ai; tbc cage's month, where vre sat hand in hand until the plain below was all in shadow, only the white trunks of the palms standing out pallid as ghosts in the gathwiug gloom. Dnring the week that followed Olivia ar.il her maid occupied the inner chamber of the cave, which was .'sacred to their privacy, while I guarded the cave's mouth and the outer room. We both knew well our lives wore in the hands of the author! to ruiss his hand I ties when her father, Don Amadeo, should with care And to grasp the leff elastic of the plundered millionaire. All the "Happy, Happy X e w Year's" he is envying the poor. Being everybody's victim is not fr.u they in n y be sure. Which is why I take exception to tha bards and here declare Thar the man who needs our pity is the haple^a rnilliouaire. A. PI.CTO KRATT. A <\W YEAR'S GIFT. THE STORY OF A CtTBAX CONTICT BY F. A. OBKH. As luonajring editor of The Patriot, Ha- ( vana soon became too hoc to hold me. Suspected of corresponding with the insurgents, I -was hauled before the-tyrant \Vey- ler at tte palaco. This was one morning early. At noon I was aboard a train for Ba'tabano and ai night on a steamer for the isle of Pines, the penal settlement for political convicts. It might have been worse, of course, for tbe tribunal might have sece-ine to Cento, on the African coast, where chains and a cell would surely have been my portion. Instead; however, I was confined within the borders of a beautiful island, which a bountiful Providence had provided with eveiy gift of nature, and deprived only of iny friends andjny habitual environment. Seon~-*ftw my deportation, having beea landed at one of the two ports" 'here and finding tbe wretched town life not to my. •taste, I wandered away «s the eminence known as the CryntaU hill, Jronj the summit of waick l" could look out over the and the forest intervening be- tbe plantation*. The* an* overcome li is pride and command the in evitable search for his daughter. It could not be long deferred, and so we lived in daily apprehension of capture and separation, yet were happy. The knowledge of impending sorrow only gave present joys a keener zest. It seemed impossible to escape from the island, closely guarded as it was. Yet I made my preparations. Far down below us was the solitary shore of n landlocked bay, beyond which were innumerable cays and still farther off th« ocean. Neither soa nor shore was often visited, save now and then by srmicgler or filibuster. Even- day at sunrise. Olivia and her maid accompanying. I went down to the landlocked harbor and worked upon a great raft of bamboo, which when finished I launched and auchoi'ed in the placid bay behind the coral reefs. Day by day thereafter during the whole of Christmas week I carried down provisions, clothing, arms and ammunition until at last our frail craft was l^ien with everything necessary for a voyage, Four days passed after we were ready before we saw a sail upon the oceiin. It was late in tha afternoon of the last day of December when, sitting in tbe shade of the cave, Olivia pointed out a speck upon the waves. She looked long and earnestly, then said. "Dearest, lit is a ship, and ic is coming toward our island.'' "Will you venture?" I asked. " Certainly," she ajiswercd, smiling into my eyes. "But, first let us be indeed sure it is approaching." It drew nearer, nearer, rising higher, higher, nntil, as tbe sun sank behind the hih crest, the white sails were illumined by its rays. Then, no longer doubtful, we went at orice to the shore, but as we embarked the maid refused to risk the voyage, and chose to return to brave tbe -wrath of Don Amadeo. So <;he and her mistress bade each other a tearf ul farewell, and we •ee sail without her We had a fair wind, and I laid » course for tbe bark, which, as sailtap slowly, 1 hoped to overhaul an hour or two, ^. the distance had been traversed, ,„„, though dartness now overspread the ocean, we could still make out tbe ship's position by her lights. The aea became Kragfcer and more turbulent, and sadcten- |f I sensed a new danger. While I wa« watching the foam erected billow* gweep- toward M, in order » avoid them, I V Tailor and Draper, BETWEEN ONE THIHG ANOTHER wa mnnage to turn 006 tbe bMi 84- ting^jiqaisltely J&niBtiftd and gue «atU of cloth. Of to te in Liogaosport. We taJni to selecb tha lattMt and handsomest faorlics for yoar *electlOB. Ju«t now we are making nobby enltn In soft finished wont«d«, ohorioU, tweeds, cisaimeireB, and Ku?lt«b mel- ton, beaver snd kersey overoomti, lined with ailk, at prloea tbnt can't be matched. Carl W. Keller. 311 Market St HOLIDAf SLIPPERS! •PRESENTS. Best Patterns! Best Fabrics! •£P Very Best Styles! We never had; such * display before and that's saying enough fcs the shoe trade, we are headquartears on slippers, Yon will rob yourself If you purchase elsewhere. We back our reputation on our good goods ai; reasonable prices. Call and see us before you buy. Shoe Store, 510 Broadway, saw in their dark hollows rapidly mov- int; streaks of jihosphorfiscence. We were beset by sharks! Their flaming fins were cleaving the water all about us. The black waves were alive with them! But the bark was looming steadily before us. In another half hour we should be within hall, even if she did uot sooner see us and lower a boat. Perhaps I was made too co.nfldent by this assurance; but, without . warning, a fierce wave assailed us and the raft was overturned! The same wave carried my sweetheart away into the darkness, but I swum swiftly to her side and thrust out an arm to draw her to my shoulder for support. But that, instuiit. as her eyes looked lovingly into mine, a cry burst from her lips and sho sank beneath the waves. I clutched at her dress and strove to raise her, but my strength was unavailing as against that of the monster that had seized, her. Down. down, helow the turmoil of waves And. roaring of billows we sank together. I wrenched my knife from its sheath, and, in my fun-, plunged it into the man eater's body, gray and ghastly alongside of me. The grim jaws relaxed their hold, and, dragging the apparently lifeless form to the surface, I bore it to the raft :uid cast myself down beside her. There, while the waves swept over us, while the Sns o'f the sluirks hissed and gleamed in the foaming water*, I call to her, bent above her, pressed my lips to hers. Then. overcome by fatigue and despair, I swooned by lie" side. . » " « * « * • From » drr.-imlos.i sleep, from hovering on the linrdiTSOf. oblivion, 1 wasawakencil by strange voices. I was on the deck of u ship. I saw forms of men puss vaguely before we, and by my side'—yes. there alive —Kit one whom I had thought no longfir living. Her shining eyes looked into mine again, and then she rold me of our rescue from the waves. .The night; had passed, ;iud now the dawn had come and with its coming the fluttering o£ sails and the rattling of anchor chain informed us that a port was reached. It was that of Grand Cayman, to the soutlu-ast of Isle of Pines, a neutral port, and we were safe. Wi: wore married that day at noon, and thus was achieved the consummation of our happiness. And the captain of the bark, who himself h:;il taken Olivia from the raft, said solemnly as he placed her hand in mine: "Her life belongs tome, for I saved it. but it is also yours because she gave it to you. That svas yesterday, and hence last year; this is today, and hence the new year. That which perished in the old year the new year sees restored to life. O'od Muss you both and Ban.ctify this New Year's gift." AN EMERGENCY. Being an Episode of Holiday Sboppioc Iu a Great City. The old man had'-billygoat'' whiskers, aad he wore a brown hickory shirt with white agate buttons, but his heart was in the right place. It was in a city store—not one of the swell stares, hut a place where they kept all sorts of toys and sold thuin cheap. An old Irish woman in a. shawl and hood had just come in and she stood fumbling with have, trembling .bauds at the wrappings of the p;v."ecl which she carried. At last she undid the knots in the strinK and she took from the paper a little red wagon with one wheel off. Stepping up to the dapper floorwalker she said timidly:'" TJs a gift for Janiie, sir, all Oi can git 'im, an it bees broke— the wheel bees clane aff it. Oi don't want to be puttin the blame en to no wan. but it must 'a' be'n done afore Oi tuk it, fur Oi held it so tinuerloike thet it eu'dn't V broke." "Can't be helped. We are not responsible for breakage after customer* have received goods. Couldn't have been done here. Saleslady would have noticed it." There was a disappointed look on the woman's face, and her lip quivered as she began to tie up the parceL The old maa in the hickory shirt stepped forward. "Hyur, lemine see ic, tJm-in, nut's off'n th' wheel. Young man, you kia fetch me a nut to it that tbar ax.." "Bat we—this is not a repair shop." "I say, you fetch me a nut. Yott kin take one off'n one o' them other carts, an you be qtiick about it." "Bus we don't"— Here one of the shop girls came up and whispered: "Better got It That old man just-bon$;ht $80 worth of goods. " Then the dappa 1 fellotr went away and soon returned with the reqnired b.ft of iron. The old man coolly t*** W* huge complicated jackknife and opened out» mall monkey wrench, with which b* fixed the wJweL Then he wrapped up the parcel bangllngly and handad it to *h« old AMUSEMENTS. jOiAjs-s OPEBA:HOTJ SB. n • -ONE NIGHT— Saturday, 1 January 1st '98. The Ses-satloiiei Comedy Dr»m« by DAVID^HIGGINS, T? I ...... ENTITLED-" ! KIDNAPPED A PLAY REPLETE WITH FKATDBK8. A PLAT F0LL OF CX3MKOT. A PLAT PEODDCBD BY A OOMPKTBNT COMPANY OK PLAYBHB. WITH ALL SKCKSSABY 8CKNKRY- A Hajjpy New Year to all. PRICES ... .... 25c, 35c, "50c and 16o. Seats OB rale xt JobnttOB't drut (tci«, D OLAN'S OPEBA HOTJriK. •m. BOLAN, Tuesday, Jan. 4th '98. WM. CALDEirS Compuiy : In'the Greatest Dramatic ISoYelty of C_ _ , tbe Age. SPAN OF LIFE. Ten Minutes with.tbe Elastic Trio American^Greatest Acrobats, The Donazettas. Prices — 25c, 35o, 50c and 75c. Seati on Bale at Johnson's drUK »tore. ENTER, Hall's m Busini ^J_ Co] January 3,18 Sessions Di and Night J College Building, 1 Broadway and 6th Moon Read the Story AMKttfMI job ft Baptist I In Today's^Pharos. thfttrent out into iBe ftntot »nO dltafr- foureA among the eager, mbing, jof&ing crowd of fhoppera.—M*rte Moor* JKamh: She toot if wftfc te«rtill»i "OTm obtained to j^ dr, Wn^ H. Bell, ol east '. entertained a company of frlenit ye»terday at dinner. Jacob WesteweMer.iof tbe • n department, went to Winainsc today on a hunting expedition. A watch meeting will be beld to» night at the Wne»j;Und rtreem. B. church, beginning at 8 tut* eloaUlf a* 12 o'clock. MM. JohnMcJohnrton aid Mn. M. A. Wiltoa wenttoriVolootttofap to «pend Bew Yeftw with tteiti +Q*t UN. D. K. JtckMB. Tbe Inn of J. A. Eraota •hipped mere poultry port dnriBf tbe boiMsf* tetm« In tbr •»••> received (or tbe|auMte1 too low ooBpwed wilk «k« kwv. la oltar ratoen l *

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