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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

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'THE SAME OLD STORY WITH NEW NAMES.AND PLACES, • AND THAT'S ALL. . MTlmrnton. Onc» » Famom Barlriqnor Dl«» of Starvation — She Win ll*»«rti»l by .John I~ Sullivan, tii« Ei-PocllinUc (Uhumplon. MID ' the popping of corks, the tinkling of glasses, the soft strains of Brafa a m ' s orchestra, . and with words of good cheer ringing J fi&i _ In his ears, John L. ••• "^ Sullivan, ex-cham- '•"• ' plon pugilist of the world, was in Boa- ton the other night Installed In the proud position of mnn- .«ger of the palatial Guy's Hotel, built tor him by aristocratic admirers from the blue-blooded Back Bay. In the New York morgue, gtlff and atark In death, with none to claim her, -* ward of the city, a candidate for potter's field lay the remains of Anna Livingston, playmate of Sullivan In •childhood, sweethearts when both were in their teens, and, In later years, his •companion and reputed wife. ' The only comment John L. Sullivan had to make whon apprised by.tele- •phone of the fact of Anna Livingston's •death, and this he made In his gruffest tone, was, "She was no wife of -wine." ' A.nna LIvlngston-Nnylor waa born In Boston in 1861. Her father was a well- to-do business man. When about ten years of age at school she first met John Lawrence Sullivan. They grew -up together, but when she had reached the age of eighteen and blossomed Into •a tar graceful woman, she met Frederick' Boeworth Anderson, business manager of the Howard Athenaeum. After a brief courtship they were married and for years their wedded life •was' happy. The result of the union was one child, a daughter, Eva, now seventeen years of age, who. is living with her father'a parents in Providence, HI Mrs. Anderson saw nothing of Sullivan again until the early part of 1885. Meanwhile she had entered upon a stage career and become one of the favorite burlesque artists of the day. It was while playing an engagement In her husband's theater that Sullivan erossed her path. He was at the height of hie fame, and the silly woman's vanity was flattered by the thought that In their youth he had been her admirer. \Vhen Sullivan started on his famous European tour the woman left her husband, and, taking her child, crossed the Atlantic with him. , When he returned to the United States she and her daughter came with h'irn They accompanied the champion to the South, and the woman was not- far from the ringside when he fought bis battle with Kllrain in New Orleans in 1S89 She it was who- cared for him after many a wild debauch, and to her more than to any other being John L. Sullivan owed the years of success he had In this and other countries after .his practical .defeat in France. But all auch Infatuations have an •end and as usual, the man tired first. All through the year of 1890 the couple •bad frequent quarrels, and at last, one Bight,- in -a drunken, rage, Sullivan -threw her down and beat her. Even this did not kill the woman s love She stuck to him firmly: At last one day they sat down and had a .quiet talk. Ho told her that he had ceased to care for her. He gave her 13 500 In money, and told her to keep the Jewelry he had given her, and never under any circumstances, . attempt to see him again. The woman kept her bargain. From that day until the -day of her death she never wrote him. " Some weeks ago, when In straitened circumstances, a friend of hers, wired Sullivan and asked him to send Anna iLlvlngston »100. To this telegram there was no response. At that time the woman was living in.. a furnished tlat at No: 41 Third avenue, New 'York. of her influence over the 'once famous pugilist. It Is said that. In-the Windsor Theater, Chicago, one night Sullivan made a savage attack on Duncan Harrison, .who was then his manager. He had picked up a stool In the dressing room and was about to brain Harrison with it when she .entered the room and. said, quietly: "John, drop that stool." . . ' . > The big follow hesitated a moment, then said: "All-right, little one," and, dropping the stool, walked over to where she wao sitting and kissed her. Then he turned around to Harrison, and. offering his hand, said: "Duncan, forgive me. I wouldn't hurt you for the' world," after which the two were as good friends as ever. SUDDEN FAME. Catherine Bcaoh'a n«»d W«« Tornad by Mawtpaper NotorUty. There la at present in the alcoholic ward at Bellevue Hospital, New York city, a woman who has had a meteoric career and who hae been famed as a beauty in many cities. Catherine Beach la an Illinois girl, her father being Col. Thomas J. Lareson of Lincoln, and as a girl Miss Lareson was noted for her good looks. It was she who really poeed for the Montana silver etatue for which Ada Rehan was said to have been the model. This success Is said to have been the beginning of her downfall. She .sought wider fields to charm by her beauty; she had tired of Chicago and could not return to her father's home-because ehe thought the town too small and stupid, so she went to New York city. She thought she would go Into journalism and secured a position, on a paper that had published columns about her in connection with the silver statue affair. She soon tired of thia work, however, and went on the stage. At first she was a great success; her face and figure won her instant recognition, but soon she discovered she was not an actress and the theater-goers .began to tiro of mere good looks. She descended to minor , . ANNA : LIVINGSTON. . She was obliged 'fo.sell her effects there to pay the rent, and took up her residence In a furnished room on the top" floor of the house kept by . Miss Fannie Reynolds at No. 81 East Tenth rgtreet. She was very ill at the time, and 'while Sullivan ;was .listening to the'plaudits of the thousands In Madison* Square Garden after his successful lout with Torn Sharkey, the companion <!{ his other and better'days was lying alone without; friends, without food •w.tthout the attention of a much-needed physician. , ..".:. After the, separation with Sullivan MIBB Livingston's life wa« of such:-a nature as to, hasten her death. She started a boarding house at No. 205 East Fifteenth ••'street..,; but aha had olther naturally or through long association with .the" pugilist, acquired the ««me-habits: of extravagance that left 61m alter bavin* earoea over 1500,000. at the end.of-hU career without a cent. Many:«n«c<Sot«» are told CATHERINE BEACH, roles, vaudeville, and finally when living pictures came in she found constant work. Still she was despondent, took to drinking, threatened suicide and finally went crazy through excessive drinking. She fancied men were trying to kill her with hatcheta and revolvers and her hallucinations grew until she was removed to the hospital, where she now lies, ou-t of her mind and in a critical condition. Much of her famous beauty has been lost. DIVERS' DANCERS. Apt to Tak. » N»P Un<">* tb » s «* » nd Never Wak» Up. The greatest danger to those who dive into the sea for valuables that have been sunk is that of falling asleep. On a hot- day the contrast between the heat above and the delicious coolness below water is apt to make a diver sleepy.' One of these men recently stated that he once slept half an hour at the bottom of a. wreck, where he was laying a pipe. Supposing that had happened in a channel where the tide runs so .swiftly that a diver can work'only during the one hour of slack water, the .deadly rush of ; tide would have snapped the lifeline and hose Then In working wrecks there Is the danger of getting Jammed in be- tweon freight, or of getting the hose or line entangled. When the hose snaps at n. ereat depth the tremendous pressure kills the diver. He,is frightfully distorted'by it- K i, E ln«« Welded Into H Mm«i. The south-bound express on .the Erl« and Pittsburg railroad collided with a light englne.'north-bbund, near Sprlhg- boro Pa The express was running at the rate of a mile a minute over that stretch of road., The engines were welded into one mass, with distressing results to the brave men at the throttles The south-bound engineer, Mr. Toby Welsh, the oldest engineer on the road, was fatally .crushed, having both legs broken and a fracture of the skull. Mr. William/Roth, the engineer of the north-bound engine, • was fatally mangled. The fireman of the passenger engine, Phil Olmstead, lost an arm and a leg. All three men will die. Several passengers were painfully injured by the shake-up,- but reached their homes at various points. Probably Fatall'ractlcal Joke. Harry Crawford, an eighteen-year- old boy, of Logansport, Ind., may die as the result of a practical Joke. He was Induced to Join :a party to steal watermelons, and whe* he was in the patch three confederates opened flre with blank cartridges. .One boy fell, as If wounded, and Crawford ran home,.a distance of two miles, falling in convulsions, which physicians »ay may result in death. . Crawford^ parent* .art prostrated, and the perpetrators of the Joke will be arrested. • ... ^ ^ Some m«n who boast about paying; as they go couldn't get trusted if they tried —Philadelphia Record, LIFE. CARL BECKER AND JAMES CRE, CAN. NOTORroUS KORGfeRS. Both Men Have Criminal Careert, That Extern! from One End at tue Country to the orlier—IJeoker Wai One of thm Very Bllckeit. ARL BECKER and James Cregan, who . were convicted of being concerned in the .Nevada bank affair, have been sentenced to Imprisonment for life by Judge Wallace of San Francisco: The aliases of Becker were "Blosh," Bader, and the Dutchman. He lived in East New York. Cregan was known sometimes as Joe Howard, and both were arrested in Newark,' N. J., on .May 13. The crime for which the men are about to commence their life Imprisonment was forgery committed Dec. 18, 1895, on the Nevada bank. The amount secured by the three men (for Franklin L, Seaver, alias A. H. Dean, was associated with them), was ?20,000, and this is,only one-fifteenth of the amount the gang has made In this country and Europe in three years. Forgery was always- the method. The "trick was turned,'' as. criminals say, by Becker, He was the actual forger and Cregan was the capitalist who "made the bluff." He got rid- of the paper/ He found the parties .to buy the genuine drafts and .checks for small amounts, and to present them to the bank after Becker had "raised" them to larger amounts. He was the medium through which the small drafts reached Becker after purchase •md went back to tho presenter a'fter alteration. Charley Becker first came Into notoriety as an expert forger on account, of his knowledge of engraving and lithographing,' which trade he learned when a young man. The first known of Becker in the forgery line In the East was about 1870, when he •became connected with George Engel, alias "Dutch George;" George Wade Wilkes, Ed Hall, alias "Pins;" Walter Pattereon, and old Ira Garsides. About the time Inspector Byrnes was promoted from captain to inspector of detectives one of the first arrests he made was that of Charley Becker and ills father-in-law, Clement Hearing, for forging scrip of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad company. The Pinkertons had been employed on the case by the railroad company, and (hey succeeded In tracing the crime to Becker and Clement Hearing, Edward Hall, alias "Pins," and one Rogers. Becker and his father-in-law: were at this time carrying on a lithographing establishment in a back room in a'boardlng house on Broome street. Robert Pln- kerton conveyed this information to Inspector Byrnes, who raided the place. The officers found the stone from which the counterfeit scrip had been printed. For this crime Becker was alone convicted. In the early part.of 1881 Charley Becker was arrested with George Engel charged with having . been concerned in an attempt to flood Europe with large quantities of bogus Bank of England notes, and were for a time confined In Ludlow street jail. He was arrested again on Sept. 10, 1881, with his fatber-in-law, Clemsnt Hearing, charged with counterfeiting a 1,000 franc note of the Bank of France. For this he waa tried, convicted, and sentenced to 10 years In the Kings county penitentiary, whore he acted as one of the bookkeepers Tor a contractor In the prison. . While serving his time he made an attempt to escape, but this was frustrated by one of the prisoners telling of • the proposed attempt to the warden. Since Charley Becker's release from Kings county penitentiary, eight years ago, be has been connected with the' CARL BECKER. following well-known forgers: Robert Bowman, alias "Old Bob," now a fugitive from justice, residing in England; Joseph L. English, Richard Lenox, alias Dick Lenox, alias Cider Dick; Dan Benack, alias "Big" Dan; James Far- r'ell, alias James Smith;. Samuel Harris," alias Thomas -Hunter, alias Edward Holmes; Frank L. Seaver, alias A. H. Dean, alias A. D. Howell; Joe McCluskey, alias A. L. Hand, .alias "Little Joe;" John.Reilly, Steve:Broadwell, alias "The Man With.:a Cough,"' who'was arrested by Captain O.'Brien's detectives a year ,ago for. a forgery in Cincinnati, but who died before the. officers could take him .West. There was a reward of 11.000, -which tho .detectives lost by Broadwell's death. .'!Ma sent me over, to borrow one .ot your pocket handkerchiefs.'.',, "What ,does ; she>anVit'fort" "She .sald;,Bbe. 'wanted something.coarse to strain her currant Juice throughi"—Cleveland Leader. ft "V *? P eniion I most cordially invite the public, and especially; the ladies, to call at my place of business and inspect ihe largest and best line of Kitchen ••MM*-*. Utensils ever shown in the city. Granite ware is a thing of the past compared with STRANSKY STEEL WARE, and the prices are far below that of Granite. A Guarantee of Five Years Given on Each Piece. H. J. GRISMOND, 312 Market Street. doing For A Lake Trip? 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"Sunset fconte" In connection with thu "Queen u,d Orescent Route" are running the only line of through tourist Pullman |l*eper» leaving Cincinnati :everr nmrsday evening for Los Angeles and ton Francisco. Tfcese excursions'are. specially con- looted, and the object is to. enable tboso who flo not care to buy tbe.flrst-claM round trip or one way tickets, to enjoy • comfortable ride with sleeping car •rlTllegei and no change of cars at the «W7 low.second'clasa rate. . , For furtner Information, address w. H. CONNOR, Commercial Aft 8. P. , •»., Cincinnati, O. ; "•'•'_' :W. ;G; NEIMTER, G. W. Aft. S. P. •! P. MORSB, O; P. * T. Agt. §. » •0.. Hew Orleans, La, Some think it's foolish; some think it'i wiset But the smartest of men do advertise. A Solemn Fact! It is strange, but an indisputable fact, that some business men will sit around and complain about hard times when, if they would follow the example of successful competitors who regularly advertise, they could bring on an era of prosperity. The most successful men have demonstrated that liberal advertising does pay. Come and see us if you wish to make your business A Grand Drawings of All Kinds Made by BYRON B. GORDON. Draughtsmain& Patent Attorney. Block t>

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