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April 12, 1894

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

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lijgp'i'&^OT:?*!^^ John Gray's "CORNER" OS FIVE CENT GOODS. LOOK IN OUR NORTH WINDOW AND SEE HOW MANY USEFUL ARTICLES YOU CAN BUY FOR HVE CENTS. WE WILL SELL YOU MORE GOOD GOODS FOR A NICKLE OR A DOLLAR THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IN THIS PART OF THE STATE. COME AND SEE US. DAILY JOURNAt I. FURNITURE, ftND UPHOLSTERS. Ho. 320 Fourth Street, lOGANSPORT, IND. IAOTORY: *os. 5,7 ana 9 Firth street F. M. BOZER, D. D. S, DENTIST. 1t« "Hale Painless Metnod" used In lUe flllino of teetd. •tflee Over State National Bank "•raep Fourth and and Broadway It's the Part of Wisdom. Tlmeimar be hard and money close but the** tiling! have their compensation. Va CSD . stilTouwatcnei snd will, at verj close fignrei to Cft Ue moner. Come and see what you can do with little mono?. I am anxious to sell not «0Jy w&tcbei but other good*. Diamonds, Clocks, anwntare, Spectacles snd Novelties. I sm tfltoi for the Lytle Bate snd Lock Co., Cincinnati Ohto. Csllsnd sees small sample. D. A. HATJK, flHralM ANP OPTION. TIME TABLE urn M uinm pAiiuoui IMC ~LOGANSPORT wrr aourot .ti'««nsport,W.sl .side, . »Swi«» Lo«mn«por« and Cblll B1M BOTHD. BODHD. , arms, e»J*Pt Bundsir, Jigs ui " " The Pennsylvania Station. ennstilvania Lines. Trains Bun by Central Ttan» MTOUOWI: |Dialj,«no«P« 8n J. A. MfODl logsnipott, Ind, VANDAL. A LINE. !«•*• LoffMMport, lad. FOB TO nonra. PublUhederen day In the week (eioup Moadsy by the LOOAKHTOBT JOUKUL CO. Price pap Annum Price pep Month $8.OO BO THE OFFICIAL FAPEK OF THE CITY. [Entered M second-class matter at the Logansport Post Oflloe, February 8,1808.1 c. BDGEWORTH, Agent, fey'- THURSDAY MORNING. APRIL 12. THE political pot Is bolllnft and la the words of the immortal Shakw- peare, or lome one else "Let her 0ll." __..._..._.._... THE republican party of the city of (Ogansport should bo calm and reflective. A natural democratic majority of 860 confronts It. ALL but two of the democrat! in the New York legislature TOted for * reiolution thanklnj? Senator Hill for bold stand against the Wilson bill. Hill seems to have no lack of support in hie position. ARB you a Republican? Are you working for the destruction of the opposition with all your abilityP If not cannot you give a little more time to this praiseworthy workP Turn out at the primaries and take your place in line with those who are working 'or the party Rood that they may promote the public good. ABE you a democrat? If so, why? What are you votinjr forP Your democratic papers all condemn your democratic congress. Tour democratic conferees has done nothing. The more it has attempted the worae it has made business. Labor is unemployed, or half paid. Business is itagnated. Factories are closed. Isn't democracy a failure? If not, why not? _ A CAUCUS of democratic congressmen was held a day or two ago and a majority favored the repeal of the 10 per cent State bank tax. If there Is anything the country needs now It is wildcat money. Nothing else would add to the general depression so effectually. The democrats In Congress should be commended for their stand. They might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb and they realize It. MB. ED,~k*;AKNEY is a democratic candidate for Council in the First ward against Councilman Beam who voted against the ifas company. Mr. Kearney said in the presence of sov. eral witDeeseB during the gai war that he did not blame the KM company; that if It was smart enough to get an Increase of rates it was emitted to It The Journal has nothing to say about democratic nominations, but lor the general good it advises democrats to ivold the selection of gas company oKidldates. TH« Inter Ocean in f. review of Senator Lodge's great tariff speech »ays: History, to which free traders turn a deaf ear, tells that no nation, ancient or modern, has become a great manufacturing power by any other agency than that of protection. History tells thai wages are high or low in proportion as the profits of manufacturers •re great or small. History shows that wages have fallen 15 per cent In England during the past twenty years, and have increased greatly in the United States. History further tells that the wage earners in all countries have sought, and wisely, to protect their profits by the formation of unions and leagues that sough to obtain special advantages for their members. History tells that Great Britain, long alter abandonment of protection by tariff, has continued a form of protection by bounties to ships under the name of "mail mbsldes," and that such protection has insured her naval supremacy, as her centuries of tariffs fostered her manufacturing supremacy. History proclaims protection to *he natural law of nations »nd o! persons. And history »ow Is telling tbat the United States is suffering the effects of dls- obedience to this Uw. Owen at Richmond. The Telegram acknowledges a pleasaat call from -the Hon. W. 1*. Owen, of Logansport. That gentleman is one who impresses his ao- quaintanceg wlih his itaoerltJ and genuine manUneis, and the Telegram believes the delegates from thl« county could do no better than to indorse his nomination lor secretary of State. —Telegram. The Hon. W. D. 0»en. who spoke here at the Republican convention on Saturday, made a very favorable lm- presslon. He Is comparatIvely a young man and yet is bright, exper. fenced and shrewd. Mr. Owen', chief opponents for the position of Bjw*" of State are Aaron Jones, of Sout Bend, and J. B. Watson, of Rush Tllle.—Item. BOYESEFS BOYHOOD. The • Novelist, Essayist and Poet Describes Hist Early Life. How Ho Became BD American—The Romano* of IIU Firit SuoceM In Literature—lll> Firpt. nieet- ' Init with How»ll». rcoi'YRICJUT. 1804.1 A new boolc will soon bo published by Prof. Bjalraar Hjorth Eoyesen, author of "Gnnuar, a Norse Romance," "A Daughter of tho Philistines," and other novels. It will bo one of the series of "American Essayists," In which books by Georg-e William Curtis, William Dean Howells and Brander Matthews have already appeared, and will be called "Literary and Social Silhouettes." I took occasion to ask Prof. Boyesen about his new book » few days ago, and in talking about It he told me that it was undertaken at the request of the publishers, and that it deals with what appear to him the most Interesting phases of social and literary life in America. In one of the BOTDBKN AT SUTIBN- essays Prof, Boyesen discusses and endeavors to characterize the various types of American women, and indulges in an invidious, but he hopes not unprofitable, comparison between German and American ladies. Being himself a Norwegian by birth, and having 1 married an American lady, he feels that he can afford to do this without fear of misunderstanding. Two of the essays are personal in character. One Is called "The Meridian of Life," and records the author's lugubrious emotions on passing- his fortieth birthday; there is also a paper entitled "My Lost Self," which describes Prof. Boyesen's feelings on returning after an absence of nineteen years to his native land. It Is a bit of personal history which he believes no other man of letters has had a chance tn record. The professor's mention of hia Norwegian birth led me to ask him about his boyhood in Norway and how he came to make his home in this country. We drifted into a long conversation on • the subject which I will set down.' as? closely as possible. ' ^ "I was born," the professor said, "at » little naval station In the south of Norway, called Frederlcksvaern, where my father was then stationed as professor of mathemaUcs at the naval academy- This was not the family liomestead, my father's family having been landed proprietors who owned an •state near Christiania, and had lived on it for generations. My mother's family belonged to the district called Sogn, where my grandfather was 1 Judge. I was sent to him as a small boy and spent a large part of my boyhood on his estate on the Sojrnefjord. I remember vary well how he took me about In a large cabin boat called the vflng-boBt, when he went on his annual voyage to the sessions of the court In his various districts. The boat was rowed by a dozen oarsmen, and wherever WD came a flag was run up on a flag-pole at the end of the pier as an Invitation to us to spend the night. There was a great deal of old-fashioned ceremony about it, and a hearty, cheerful and altogether beautiful hospitality, something like what I imajf- HJOBTH »OT*BER. Ine must have been the hospitality of Homeric times." "How did you amuse youself as a laa, professor?" "My chief occupations were those 01 primitive man, fishing and setting traps for birds and beasts. There was a boy named Niles Kampen, a few year* older than myself, who was my ehlef .instructor In fishing »nd wood- lore.- He knew all the haunts of the otter, the ptarmigan and the mountain ooek. I sold the proceeds of our expeditions to my grandmother and gave him half the profits. Tho servant*' hall, which lay apart from the principal mansion, was to me- a forbidden but enchanted realm. Much was said there that was not for ears polite, but for all that I was drawn thither by an irresistible fascination. After having kissed my grandparents good night and when supppsed to t be sleeping soundly, I often J stole down on tiptoe to the servants' hall and listened spellbound to the old.ballads, fairy tales and .traditions which wen recounted •''''- '' • • """*"""""" . . . ^^ _ •' .*•,. •j.ft^fca.V." there during tho winter plights." "All" the weird legends concermtagr the nixy, the hulder and the troll, which are to h» found in Boyeaen's first book, "Gunnar," were first heard on these forbidden expeditions. Boyesen completed his preparation for the university of Norway in Chris- tianla at a Latin school in the same citv. Meanwhile his father, who had a great enthusiasm for the United States, had spent two or three years in this country, and determined to give his sons a chance to decide for themselves whether they wished to live here or in Nor.way. Ho therefore deposited a sum of money with a friend in Chicago, to be paid to any of them who should come to claim it in person. "When I had graduated from the university in 1888," the professor went on, "my father informed me that this sum was at my disposal, and advised me to spend a year In travel in the United States with my younger brother. If I liked the country well enough I might •tay. If not I might return to Norway. "On April 1, 1869, my brother and I arrived in New York, and after traveling about for some months we took up our temporary quarters In a small town called Urbana, In Ohio. There I left my brother and went to Chicago, where I was offered the editorship of a Norwegian weekly called 'Fremad,' which had just been started. In this position I remained about a year and • half, but the ambition to write was strong 1 in me, and I soon saw that if I were to make a reputation as a writer 1 must master completely the English language. To this end it was necessary to abandon all Scandinavian associations. I resigned my editorship and accepted a position as tutor in Latin and Greek at the Urbana university. There I wrote my first book, 'Gunnari' but now tho question arose—how to get it published? I did not know a single person connected remotely even with literature, but somehow the fates seemed to be oh my side. "In the summer vacation I went to Boston, which I heard was then tho literary center of the country. The day after my arrival I strolled into the Harvard library in Cambridge. The librarian, Prof. Abbott, requested me to sign my name in the visitors book, and I promptly spread out all my formidable Dj's on the page. He became interested and asked me what sort of a name that was. I answered that it was a Norwegian name. 'Are you, then, a Norwegian?' ho asked. I replied that I was. 'That is very singular, 1 he said. 'Prof. Child, who was here a moment ago, told me that he wanted very much to get hold of an educated Norwegian. If you have no objection I will send for him.' "I declared that I should be delight ed to meet the professor. He arrives in half an hour, bringing with him - Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Cov't Report Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE copy of Landstad's Norwegian ballads, which he had Just procured, saying that he found much difficulty in reading the Norwegian dialects in which the ballads were written- I willingly offered my services as a translator, and we spent a most pleasant afternoon- together. "In return for this slight faror he asked me whether I would not like to meet the literary celebrities of Cambridge. This was more than I had hoped for. At a dinner which he gave a few days later I met Mr. Howells. At the request of Prof. Childs 1 brought, tho manuscript of my book, and read two chapters after dinner. Howells was greatly interested, and invited me to spend a couple of days with him at his house and read the remainder of the book. The invitation was accepted and likewise the manuscript which appeared the following year in the Atlantic Monthly. This was the beginning of a warm and enduring friendship which I value above all my other experiences in this country. Every summer, during the next eight years,,! spent largely with Howells and his family, and his unfailing kindness and courtesy, his heroic patience with my literary crudites, gave me a valued impetus and encouragement for future effort." . The tale when it appeared in booK form the following year, was most favorably received and proved a gratifying success. "This and the success of my early Atlantic stories brought me into association with another prominent and most delightful man of letters, Dr. J. G. Holland, then editor of the old Scribners Monthly. He, too, welcomed me to the waited of his magazine with a kindness and courtesy I shall never target. L spent a summer with him at Bar Harbor in 1870. Wo took long walks together, discussed literary plans, and he Bhowed an Interest in my work all out of proportion to its merits. Another literary editor whose criticism and i friendship became of much value to i me at this time was Richard Watson 1 Glider, then associate editor of the old Bcrlbner. He and his charmingly intelligent wife completed the work of identifying me with American life, »o that when my grandfather demanded my return to Norway a very brief experience sufficed to show me that my ; lot was cast irrevocably in the United States." A-BTBUB STEDMAJT. BIRTHPLACE" OF TELEGRAPHY. The Historic Bnlldlnr In -Which Prof. M«ne StndUd »nd Experimented. It is remarkable that both Morse and Robert Fulton, two of the world's greatest geniuses in practical invention, were artists of ability and portrait painters by profession. It is also ' noteworthy that the only surviving I witness, «o far as known, of Prof. | Morse's first electrical experiment in ' the old university building in Washington square, whose testimony practically saved the honor of the invention to Morse, is also a portrait painter. Perhaps no stronger protest against the destruction of the really handsome old university in Washington square could bo advanced than that it was the actual, original birthplace of electrical telegraphy. Morse made his first practical drawings, it is said, in 1833, while on his way home from Havre in' a vessel, which, rather curiously, bore the name of another portrait painter—Sully. In 1885 he was installed in a snup suite of rooms in the northwest corner of the upper floor of the old university building, as professor of tho literature of the fine arts to the university. These lectures he illustrated to his audience, among whom were several prominent artists, his private pupils in the studio, and a limited number of the general public. The illustrations which he gave were made on large pieces of cardboard, and every now and then would betray the secret infatuation of the master for ingenious mechanism. The professor was, in fact, greatly absorbed in his electrical apparatus, which he had just brought to some stage of utility. This, says one of his pupils, who has a vivid recollection of many interesting episodes in that corner studio, was quite exasperating to Morse's special students. "Bother his batteries!" they said. "Why should such a master of ort neglect his profession for a crazy thing of vitriol and wires?" This very inappreciatlve audience was to be the first to witness the actual accomplishment of electric telegraphy. The professor one morning got his crude instruments into shape, set up an improvised battery in tho wash ba»in of his palette table, strung a few yards of brass wire oh Insulators about the walls of his room, and, at the hour for the assembling of his class in painting Invited the half dozen students and friends present to witness the first act in the history of practical telegraphy. There was something about Morse's manner that morning that hushed them into interested expectancy and stilled the wonted joke on electromania. Among those present for this unexpected matinee were William Page, the young Albanian, who intended to study law, but succumbed to a genius for portraiture, and became one of our greatest portrait and figure painters; Richard W. Hubbard, one of the earliest members of the academy, a painter of the "Hudson River School," who long and effectively labored in his Brooklyn studio; David Huntington, who had just been sent on to Morse from Hamilton college because he painted portraits and landsea pes on table tops and drawer panels instead of "boning" hia calculus, and eventually because one of the most eminent and Industrious of portrait painters, a successor of Morse in the presidential chair of the National academy, and is now believed to be the only surviving witness of that first experiment; Frederick Fincke, another promising young student, who had a special aversion to the professor's pet subject; Cornelius Ver Dryck, a chum of Huntington s whose early death cut short a most promising career in art, and Wilgus, who had a concealed affection for the muster's avocation. Mr. Morse was then forty-four years old and in the full vigor of manhood. He quietly, but enthusiastically, explained the arrangement of his apparatus, the principle employed, and howTjy an agreed code of signals he expected to be.able to transmit intelligence to great Awaroed highest Honors-World's.Fair. CAPRICES Th«oiarP«reCteamofTsit*rPowder.-NoAiBiionU ; NoAlnta. Used iTMmioSTof J Homes-40, Ycarfthc Standard. distances Cy the simple use or insulated wires. Page and Iluntiugton, who both had studies in the building-, arrived on the scene just in time to hear the explanation. Then Morse touched the key of the instrument making a few breaks in tho circuit, and the first telegraphic word sparkled! from the rude sounder at the other end of the long wire circuit To the young* art students it was a matter of curiosity, but not one of them realized the- tremendous import of the clicking of that rude home-made instrument of the professor's own and unaided construction, which sounded the first recorded message of the electrical telegraph. Afterward, with the aid of Mr. Gale, and latter of the Messrs. Vail, better instruments were made, and a trial line established across the park from the studio window to the old tavern opposite. What a pity that none of the tall professor's pupils had tho prophetic foresight to limn in imperishable colors, from sketches on the spot, a scene which should make the old university building a Mecca of electricians and at least appeal to sentiment to spare its, battlemented walls from demolition. — N. Y. Sun. Dr. Kilmer's SWAMP-ROOT MES. LEEOY G. COVILLE. McDonough, N. Y. CURES RHEUMATISM. A LETTER THAT CAN BE VERIFIED BY TWENTY GOOD RELIABLE PEOPLE! Well Again after Years of Suffering? Mrs. Covillo writes: "Ih*<I «n«»red »er- rlWF from rfc«um»««i>,w» oonflDOdt*- my bod, could scarcely move or •««• «n<J w«» completely used up. Words cannot toU what I suffered. Had doctored with physicians, but grew worse all the time. As a last resort I began to use your Swamp-Boot. I only lock two bottle* and was sompletelr cure*. If this statement will benefit you, you may use it, for I can prove it by more th»n twenty «xxl reliable people in thii vicinity, woras cannot tell waht I suffered." Mrs. L. G. CovUto. A j_^ TT_i . n ••••!• +Jt B* Dr. Kilmer's PjmnxA. Lira Pnu are the best. 42 pi Is, 36 cent*. . GBMN, PROVISIONS and STOCM, tWWWj JJj* sold on limited marelns. We ^$**'«iMa* ary orders on the above snd will f^» t imers who have not the time to g™.* own interests the benefit of our 30 war «np« In "SPECULATION." Hills* S H sp£da\on f 5S? t«o on receipt d storm. Correspondence solicited. J HCL8E & CO., «MB5 Booker* Chicago . TOT AXUKKHKNTR. D OLAN'SOPEBA HOUSE. WH. DOUN, MiHiOlB. Thursday, April 12. Return of tie ftivotlte, the Popular America*- Dmnm. EAGLE'S NEST Presented bf s Powerful Company Introducing Many Strong Featniw Cleter Bong*, Dances snd SpecMUM , Special Scenery. CoHumei snd Meets in Ererj Seme » Mont Notable Pr»daeU«. Prloesi-JGe. 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