Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 4, 1894 · Page 5
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, April 4, 1894
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<!$Wff?S?^^ v|HblSYOUR HATTER! WHY, ATS. ATS DB WENTER, THE HATTER. So say the majority of men already. Now we want the minority to come over to the majority. Let us show you our NEW SPRING HATS. OBSERVE! The announcement of Tucker & Young Their New Goods are ready spection. Special attention is their $20.00 suits made to order. Yours Truly, "PUCK." YODR NAME EJ PRINT. SPRING HOTS Very Latest Styles, $1.00, See Window. We will sell you the best quality Knox, Dunlap and Youman Styles for $1.98, thereby saving you $1.50 on your purchase, as other stores ask $3.50 for identically the same styles and qualities. Remember, all the latest Spring style Derby and Fedora Hats. = 50 Cents on the Dollar at Actual Wholesale Cost on all Goods Usually kept in a first-class Clothing and Shoe Store; Overcoats half price on a credit of 6> months under order Cass Circuit Court still continues. OTTO KRflUS BANKRUPT STORES. THE GAS CASE. •POWDER- PUREST AK0 BEST. POUNDS,20<|:. HALVES, DAILY JOURNAL WEDNESDAY MOKNING, MARCH4. A JDlstreiHluit Accident. Monday eight a number of East End boys were playicg "hide and foek" up around the power house of the Eloc- trlo Railway Co. In an attempt to bice from the search of his com pan. Ions Master Walter Brown, aged 18. who lives on High street back of the power house, fell into the vat into which the exhaual pipe of tbo engine empties and was quite badly scalded. He WBB at once rescued and the proper roitoratlvoa being applied be waa pretty well relieved from his Bufferin^e. ThU crowd of boys had been warned to keep away front the power house; that it was no place in which to play and there la no blame re*ting on the company for the accident. Corey Arrutcd. Ed Corey the prize fighter wa» arrested at Danville, 111., Monday, upon th* charge of violating the l»w§ ot the State of Indiana regarding prize fight- lag. Upon requett of Sheriff King, of Fulton county, requisition papers were granted and Corey will be taken to Rochester probably today. It Is said that Sheriff King also has his "eye sot" upon "Pomp" Bailey and that the big colored fighter will shortly be in custody. _ Lovely new spring jackets and capes on exhibition today at the Bee Hive. Read Rule. our advertisement.—Golden Item* of • Personal Character Concerning LocaiuportorB and Their Friend* Joo Cahill is at Chicago. Homer Kossler is at Bluffton. Mrs. Horatio Thornton is visiting friends at Peru. Justice Geo. W. Fonder went to Ft. Way no yesterday. Major Doxoy, of Anderson, waa In the city yesterday. Miss Eva Hlpsklnd has returned to her home at Wabash. Mr. W. H. Bringhurst wont to Petosky. Michigan, yesterday. Mrs. C. S. Westlako returned yesterday morning 1 to her home (it Munclo. Mrs. Alvin Denbo is entertaining her mother, Mrs. E. B. Gustln of Indianapolis. Goorgo Webster, who was visiting his father, returned yesterday to his homo in Chicago. Mrs. Barney Bllgh and children will loavo for Ireland the latter part of the month to reside permanently. Mrs. Kov. M. E. Netheroutt, who was visltlnp in tho city the cuest of her eiBtcr, Mrs. Bert Small, departed yesterday to BluHton, to attend the meeting of tho M. E. conference. Mr. S. II. Friend, of Topeka, Kan., is vlsitiup in the city and county, tho guest of friends and relatives. Ho was called to Forrest, Ind., to attend tho funeral of a relative and came here to visit before returning homo. He will remain sometime visiting all bis old friends in this region. Tho local Methodist Episcopal church ministers and their wives departed yesterday for the annual meeting of tho conference of the M. E. church at Bluffton, Ind. Dr. H. J. Norrls and wile of the Broadway M. E. church, Eev. M.A. Harlan and wife of the Wheatland street M. E. church and Rev. W. R, Wones and wife of the Market street M. E. church departed yesterday for the conference. It is thought that all the local ministers will bo returned. Rev. Dr. Norris has been here three years; the others have completed their first year and It is not unlikely that all will be returned. Republican state Convention. On account Republican State Convention the Pennsylvania lines will sell excursion tickets to Indianapolis and return at rate of $2.35. Tickets will be sold April 24th and 26th, good going only on date ot sale and will he available for returning trip until April 27, 1894, Inclusive, Men's hand-sewed kangaroo (hoes worth $6, at |2.75.—Anderson & Bans. The People of the State Awakening to tho Importance ol tho LuiiauR- port Suit. The Journal is glad to see the cows- papers iwakening to the importance of the movements of the gas com^ bine. Tho Indianapolis Sentinel discovered what was up a few woeko ago and now tho Indianapolis Nows is thoroughly airjused. The News aaid last evening editorially: The Logansport natural gas case, now being argued before the Supreme Court, is of great importance. It involves the right of a city to fix gas rates. In a report, of which we print the last portion today, of the sale of the Lafayette gas plant a graver thisg in its effects than the fact of any number of stockholders be* ing- "whip-sawed" in the deal, is the increase of gaa rates which Lafayete was Induced to grant and the showing of the enormous profits which have been made by the company there. The history of the Logansport gas trouble shows a similar increase of rates from time to time, now culminating in the effort to declare that no restriction shall be valid. Thus it is apparent that concentrated capital is getting hold of this great gift of nature and extorting enormous profits from the people for using it. This development is part of tho history of tho timo, with its constant encroaching of corporate Interests, of concentrated capital, on the rights of the people. The Logansport Journal was the pioneer in this fight and saw what tho massing of the forces meant. It i glad to see that the people over tbj State are getting thoroughly arrouset and alivo to their interests. The Lafayette sell-out continues to receive denunciation. The Indian apolis Nows last evening devoted three more columns to an expose. The News special from Lafayette begins as follows: Natural gas has been enormously profitable hero, but the most astonish ing thing about it is the apparent unanimity with which the community foil In with the g-as company's demand for more. The company began operations at the closo of 1888. It had paid-up capital slock of $400 000—at least the stock was presumably paid up, though there are now vague hints that some of tho favored onus paid for thoir stock out of tho earnings of the first year. Tho earnings in sight wore so enormous that it wag deemed Eocessary to increase tho "fixed charges" so that *he dividends would not seem to be so large. Therefore bonds to the amount of $600,000 were issued and without the payment of a penny additional each stockholder was presented with iflSO in bonds for every $100 of stock which ho held. \V. J. Boseberry, an export, ap pointed last fall to examine for the city tho affairs of the company said, in speaking of these bonds: "The company issued bonds with tho expectation that they could be sold at some price. There never has been any market for these bonds, and none has ever been sold." These bonds represented nothing but a bond dividend. The profits of the company were so large that 10 per cent, of the $600,000 of bonds was paid yearly to the. stockholders, In addition to a dividend of 6 per cent, declared on the bonds. The dividend of 6 per cent, on the bonds was the equivalent of 9 per cent, on the stock, so that the total annual dividends' amounted to $36,000, or 24 percent, of the actual Investment of $400,000 Tho company began to pay dividends almost from the first. James Murdook, President of the Merchants' National Bank of Lafayette, bought into the company and induced influential political and financial associates to come into, the company. Murdook became President and his son Secru tary and Treasurer. .The mmpuj was operating under an ordinance that allowed rates 60 percent.- higher than Indianapolis natural gai rates. Unijer this brdlnaiio* the oompany's admitted revenuiB grewlfrow tIK6,lttO ta 1891 to $155,577 In 1802 and $183,745 in ISM. The oral argument in the Supremo Court will be made today in tbo Logansport case and it is a shame that every gas town in Indiana is not represented by its ablest legal talent. Logansport Is making- tho fight alone, ft light that will save gus consumers in Indianapolis, Ft.' Wayno and other citied millions of dollars if it is successful. And in this connection it may bo said that theLogansportCoun- cil has made a national reputation for honesty, loyalty to the people, wisdom, foteaight and pluck. No council hru made any such reputation anywhere. Republican C\ij Convention, Tbo Republicans of tho City of Logansport are notified to meet in the several wards on FRIDAY. Al'HIL 13TH, 1894, at 8 p. m. for tho purpose of notnina« ting one member of the council from each ward, and selecting delegates to the city convention to nominate a city ticket. The places of meeting will bo as follows: First ward—West Side engine house Second ward—Broadway rink. Third ward—Council chamber. Fourth ward—Broadway rink. Fifth ward—Fifteenth street engine house. The ratio of the icpresontation will be'one delegate for each 10 voles cast for General Harrison in 1892, and one for each fraction over 5. The ratio makes the ward representation as follows: Klrnt ward Mi A COSTLY DISH. MONKEYING WITH NATURE. Second ward , TDIril ward Fourth ivurd Fifth ward Totiil Nc.ws.snry to choice Tho delegates selected will meet at tho now court room SATUKDAY, APRIL, 1-lTH, 1894, at 8 o'clock p. m. to nominate candi dales us follows: Mayor, Treasurer Clerk and Water Works Trustee. B, order of committee. J. Z. FOWKI.L. Chairmen. Attest: L>. W. To.MLnfSON, Soc'y. j»u Appeal to tlio Liidlp* or JLoeau* port,. All ladies who are willing to assis in providing for the dinner and supper to be given Saturday, April 7tb, for the Home of tho Friendless will confer a groat favor by sending a card to 1500 Broadway, hinting if they wil give any of the following articles Brown or c;whito bread, pies, cakes, baked beans, veal, /rebh pork, butter, sugar, pickles, tea, colToo and cannec fruits, _ Tho Kvolillloii Of medical agents in gradual^ relegating the old-time herbs, pills, draughts and vegetable extracts to the rear and bringing into general use the pleasant and effective liquid laxative, Syrup of Figs. To get the true'remedy see that it is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only. For sale by all leading drug- grists. Symbolic of It" Victory Over the People. Lafayette Courier: The Lafayette Natural Gas Company has received a mammoth iron eagle with 100 gas gets ,n it, and will place it on the awning at tho corner of Fourth and Ferry streets, Ills ton feet long and six feet high aid will presept a very unique appearance, _ . Canton Attention. All Chevaliers of Canton Logans. )ort, are ordered to be present in the irmory this evening at 8 o'clock. Eeg- ul&r Cantonment, election of officers and other Important business. P.Jtt. CHASE, Capt Notice. My wif« having 'left my bed and board, I give notice that I will no onger be! responsible for debts con., racted by her. " R. £. MJXBSELL. . Attend the Bee HIve'e cloak opening today. .-,-. . -... »• •c-.'jj-.y *, :;;•-•••"•. •''•• - : ' : Tho I'eucock lit tho Fuiut In Ancient »ml Medlevtil Times. Hrehm informs us that the flesh of the young- peacock is very delicate, and has "a wild odor" which is very ng"tve- ;vblc. Ho thinks an old bird fit only for stowing 1 . The Greeks must have found it marvelous costly feuding-, if it be true, as Aclian says, that a single bird "was worth a thousand drachmas— nearly sixty pounds sterling. The esteem in which it was held in the last days of the Ro;n.-in republic did not diminish under the imperial regime. Vitellius and Heliocrabalus served up to their boon companions enormons dishes of peacocks' tongues and brains, seasoned with the rarest Indian spices. In medieval days it was still held in favor, particularly as a Christmas dish, and minstrels sane: of it as "food for lovers and meat for lords." To lit it Tor tho table was no ordinary culinary operation. After the skin—and plumage—had been carefully stripped off, the bird was roasted; then served up again in its feathers, with gilded bealc. No. I have forgotten that it was first stuffed with spices and sweet herbs and basted with yolk ol egg-. It floated in :i sea of gravy, as many as three fat wethers sometimes supplying the unctuous liquor for a single peacock. No vulgar hands carried it to table, but the fairest and most illustrious of the dames and damsels present at the feast, and its arrival was announced by strains of triumphal music. Had the bird known the honors reserved for its obsequies, surely it would, -Jiko Keats, have fallen "half in love with easeful death." "Uy cock and pic!" exclaims Justice | Shallow—little knowing-that his every- j day ejaculation, referred to tho old | chivalrous usag-c of swearing- over this lordly bird to undertake any grim enterprise worthy oC a. gallant knight. Did not the royal Edward make oath on the peacock before he entered upon his invasion of France?—All the Year Round. Jinlldiiif: it Home of Ituttoni. Chipisson, the French musical celebrity, is building a chateau composed entirely of buttons. Tho walls, the ceiling-, the doors, tho exterior, the in- .terior, are all ornamented with this novel clement of architecture. I!ut- tons of every description from the very orig-in of their invention up to thoso of "the present day, haves been cm- ployed in the arabesques and ornamentation of the walls. Every country lias been ransacked, and some curious specimens have been brought to lijlit. Those dating; from the lower Creek empire arc of the most euriov.9 manufacture. Wanted to l)o KIcicril. (^li r—I have a little biil here which Hardup (interrupting-)—The cashier is out. C some other time and pay There I» Slll'll » Tliinu !IS Heine Tno lOi~ (jrnioun in :i |j»Dor-«--nvlnc Way. An a front f;-nin tin- rity was trying to- sell iln' gi-ooci- :i n<-w self-winding, clock. Thi'jv w:..s a. strong storap-a battery conm-cLed with it. and it was intended that th<> liwMoi-y should 1>C kept in operation I'.v im-ans of a small'. windmill nliu-nl on iho roof of the 1 house. Tin- :if, r <MiI- liail a bout persuaded t IK? j^Toei-r if Imv. wlu-n the man with, tho (fiiifror beanl. who had boon watching- the t?-;nis,-u'Ui)ii with the deep interest that conn's so natural to a man-, with plenty of spare time on his hands,, chipped in. "Sometimes it pays to monkey with; nature and let her have the job of doin' all your work while you air loaffin' around the county courthouse ten mile> awav, and sometime* it don't," saic? he. "1 knowcd a feller out in Kansas- 'at had om 1 of them windmill contraptions that was tho ruin of him." "There never w»s one of these clocks- sold in Kansas,'' said the apent, with-, •rfrath. "This here wasn't a clock," said the; man with the pinprcr beard, "an' I defy- any man in the crowd to prove that I said anything- about a clock. I jist. said a windwill contraption. This here was a pump. You see, this hero- feller was a sort of market pard'ner, an' as it is dry in Kansas, ns fur as the weather is concerned, he 'lowed to rij^ up a pump arrangement that -would water his garden. Bo he fixed up a. wind pump, but that wasn't enoug-b- He next goes to work and makes a kind of swivel arrangement that would keep- the hose inovin' back and forth and up and around till the whole patch was sprinkled. Did all the work itseli',your., see. That left him free to fro down tc- the grocery and talk about Mrs. Lease- all he wanted to—o» all he dast to, at 1 least. Well, he froes away one mornin*" happy as a clam, and cornea back ak niirlit to £nd his garden all ruint- Now, what d'you suppose had did it?" "Hofjs got in?" ventured the clock agent, "Hawfrs? You make me sick. Hawjjs^ nothin'. One of them playful breezes- that Kansas sometimes g-its up had come along; and had worked that there', windmill pump so uwful fast that the water was made liilin" hot by tho friction, and his whole patch of truck had been scalded to death." "That was pretty tough," said thei agent. : "Oh! I don't knew." said tho man: with tho {finger beard. "As soon as, he got broke he went into politics, and now he is gitl'n' a good Hvin'atthe expense of the state. Kf it hndn't a,. been for that accident he might be still having to work for a. livin'."—Indian- apolis Journal. " l'r<'ficncc of Mimr In a recent article on the traffic ici sermons there is a good story of clcr-^ ical presence of mind. A curate who luul mounted the pul- 'aUer-Verv well; I'll call around pit armed with one of the late RevJ 30 other time a-nd pay it. Good day. | Charles liradley's most recent homihc* And HarJup requested the office boy was for a moment, horror-struck by . . - . l . • ,„,,_,!. i_i.:.. the siglit of Rev. Charles Bradley himself in a pew beneath him. Immediately, however, he recovered/ enough self-possession to be able to say: '"The beautiful sermon I'm about to preach, is by Rov. Charles Bradley,, who I'm glad to see- in (rood health; among- us assembled here."—Million. —Samncl was always a favorite name* among tho Jews, and mean* the heart, of God. to kick him six times.—Philadelphia Record. Handle Factory Wood lor Wale. Handle factory wood delivered to any part of tbo city. Mall orders to Hillock & Pittman, Handle Factory, on Toledo St., or P. J. Kimmer. hace curtains 66 cents to $'20 a pair, at the Golden Rule. NOW THIS IS A FACT CARL W. KELLER the Merchant Tailor, leads them all in the Spring Trade. 'LOOK AT HIS PATTERNS. A sk aAy man in the city the way his eloftes are made to fit and then know the truth. CARL W. KELLER. 311 Market St

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