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Logansport Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - August 18, 1883, Logansport, Indiana
The weekly journal. Vol. 35.Logansport, Indiana saturday August 18, 1883.--12 pages. No. 3�. European correspondence. A 4 v London is a congregation of great cities. Originally it was surrounded by numberless in barbs Surrey Sussex Brompton ac., in which the business men lived very like they do in Hyde Park and Evanston near Chicago. These suburbs have grown to be of themselves great cities Surrey a City of 300,000�?and have attached themselves to and become swallowed up in the enormous mass of London. If every foot of Cass county was covered with four Story buildings and paved and lighted with Gas the total would be less than London. Through the Center winds in All sorts of curves the thames. When the tide is out its Channel is less than the Wabash from Bank to Bank. When the tide is in it resembles the Wabash at its Spring freshet. The tide rises 24 feet and when at its ebb the Banks of the River Are covered with countless ships of the smaller Cla?.-, All High and dry. The docks Are Superb especially the new Alexandria docks. This is a Granite Wall five Miles Long with rings every Hundred feet set in massive Iron lion s Heads and at every Bridge and pier Are Cut flights of stairs. Upon one of these stairways is the obelisk or Cleopatra s Needle. Within the Wall is a splendid Road one Hundred feet wide upon what a at one time the slope of the River Bank. The whole length of the River within London i docked mostly with Brick Wall. The seven Bridges each differing from the others in architecture Are like everything else in this Island built without regard to expense. A thousand years from now those built of Stone will be As perfect As to Day. It is proposed to erect two others at a Cost of $5.0 k .000, the seven being utterly insufficient for Public convenience. It is no use to attempt to convey upon paper any proper idea of these massive structures they must be seen to be appreciated. Speaking of Brick. I noticed the perfection to which Brick making has attained Here. All the mouldings and panels and architectural ornaments of Brick buildings Are made at the Kiln the English Brick is fully one half larger and double the weight of an american Brick. They Are either Light red or White like a Milwaukee Brick or Iron color. New London is built almost entirely of Brick. I have not yet seen a wooden building in the City. What is left of old London is either of Stone or very Plain Brick manufactured before tie Imi it Rove i process of ornamental Brick was i i of. The Tradii Irmil Oil London of Dickens and Hir predecessors iia disappeared. While there Are a Oine very dirty slovenly streets till thiere Are few old rookeries such we saw in Edinburgh. I pass by Quot Sairy Gamp a Quot i lace every Day. It is a queer looking old building and answers perfectly Dickens description and location just off Holburn. While i did not see either Betsy prig or mrs. Harris yet i saw in the Street faces and forms that tilled the Bill perfectly. While there Are some of the old buildings left Grey s inn. For instance still All the Flats. Marc Elsias. &c., have disappeared or Are fast disappearing far the order of the Day is to Widen and straighten the streets and pull Down the old tenements. Chauncey Lane for example. Is a splendid Street perhaps not As wide As state Street. Chicago but fully a Good the splendid inns of courts or. As we should Call it. Court House stands in what was once the most squalid part of London. The building alone covers several acres and contains quarters for the Fin tire judiciary of England All of whom reside in London. The lawyers of London Haw an institution the like of which does Noil exist in the new world. Hundreds of years ago when guilds were the fashion the of Zwyers organized themselves into three great guilds or corporations. Land was t Len cheap and each corporation purchased tracts of land and Laid out the Center in Groves and gardens and surrounded them with great buildings devoted to Law Ollices and in the upper stories lodgings with a hotel or As it is Here styled a commons or Hal and a Church so that the unmarried men and the students had All the Means of living within easy reach. These three corporations Are named Grey s inn Lincoln s inn and the Temple and the whole property right in the heart of the City amounting to hundreds of acres and in value to untold millions. These Are All within a Stone s throw of the courts and Here nearly All of the Law business of the kingdom is transacted. All of them Are exquisitely Beautiful places within the quadrangle All is quiet and peace without As noisy As War. The judiciary of eni Rind Are very Able men usually the Honor men at the great universities and always the leaders of the bar. An English judge is Seldom appointed until past fifty or sixty years of age. But then the position is for life and with ."f�o000 a year. I attended some of the courts and was struck with the fact that Quot the court knew the there were no Long winded arguments. Everything was in a conversational Way. But they stuck to the Point fearfully. I find in the majority of cases Only those lawyers Are called on to speak who represent the Side of the Case to which the judge is hostile and then the lawyer seems to be on the witness stand for the judge quizzes him unmercifully to satisfy himself that his impressions Are wrong. Only one Case in six Hundred is tried by a jury. The court has just announced a new set of rules the effect of which is to substantially do away with pleadings. There Are no longer to be any of those Quot demurrer Quot so dear to a Hoosier lawyer. The reasons assigned Are that pleadings and demurrer take up too much time. The judge decides the Law upon the proofs As the Case progresses. Very Little or no respect is paid to technicalities. In criminal cases there is no appear and no tedious motions for new trials. The sentence follows immediately upon the verdict and in a murder Case the execution upon the Friday or Friday week following the sentence or. J. P. Benjamin the Louisiana lawyer and sex Confederate Cabinet officer has achieved a wonderful Success Here in London. He came Here some years ago penniless. He has just retired with a Fortune and at the head of the bar. The lawyers and judges gave him a splendid banquet and the London times an editorial of which any King might be proud. It remarked that or b. Was irresistible when in the right and excelled any living Man in giving an excellent reason for a bad position. The London times deserves its title of the thunderer. It is upon i ii average about the size of the Chicago times but far ahead of it in ability. Many of the articles being of course British Are not readily understood by any outsider. Every Day or two it contains a Superb editorial of article upon general topics. The volume of its Reading matter is overlaid by an exasperating amount of advertising which makes it an undesirable paper to handle. Last night we attended the opera and got a Small but sufficient experience of what is termed a Loudon crowd. We could not Purchase any tickets f r reserved seats and had to Trike our cd uces with the crowd and go up six Storff into the gallery fully a thousand j t i tons were at the Only six foot i of stairway. The Rush was so great that Ivy some Accident getting turned Aronel. I was carried backwards up two Fligh t of stairs. And in this crowd were any prof Well dress de ladies. Fortunately Evy body was in a Good humor. But the u me was not Worth the Candle for Patti is y i own old and her Voie is harsh and coarse. A very different matter was or. Henry Irving and miss Ellen Terry s merchant of Venice which we heard in the afternoon. Excepting the unequalled scenery the acting was no better than Booth s. Both of these eminent artists closely resemble each other in looks and their acting is precisely similar. As a set off to so much theater going i attended or. Spurgeon s Church this morning. It has a seating capacity of three thousand with an audience of say thirty Fie Hundred. The space is too valuable to admit of an Organ or. Spurgeon insisting that the saving of souls is of More importance than Church operas. I looked attentively Over the Large audience but looked in vain for a Man that parted his hair in the Middle or a woman with an Eye Glass. They were All plainly clothed and in dead Earnest or. Spurgeon himself was absent but in his place we had an admirable old fashioned gospel Sermon from those words of Nehimiah Quot but so did not Here in the vortex of London life is a preacher who insists that the whole of the Bible is True and who preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ without any of the modern qualifications or seasonings. He tells men plainly that unless they repent they will go to hell and insists that after repentance they shall bring Forth fruits meet for repentance a Church of Over Twenty five Hundred members a College orphanage and sunday schools and Mission houses innumerable Are the results. He began when Only Twenty years old and is not yet fifty and the curiosity of the whole matter is that he has rigorously eschewed political and literary preaching cultic a to s none of the oratorical graces does not dabble in science or philosophy and does nothing but preach the old evangelical truths. We have attended All the museums Madame Tussaud s Wax work included and visited numerous picture galleries. All these galleries Are stuffed full of pictures and the museums with the breeches and clothes of defunct Kings and Queens of England a More commonplace set of men than the two Charlestee two James and the four Georges cannot be found in a Day s travel. Except Henry the eighth Queen William Prince of Orange England has not had a first class King or Queen for three Hundred years. Arthur steel s picture of Victoria with her i Lirty nine children and grand children n Fortieth was added last week is everywhere for Sale. I should Call them the forty Royal thieves for they consume millions of dollars of the people s wages and Render nothing in return. This whole system of Royalty is a worn out and almost useless encumbrance but it is one that Wil be very difficult to shake off. The aristocracy is its bulwark so Long As humanity references a title and a bit of Gold lace or a tinsel Star Royalty is a e. It alone can create patents of nobility and this is its stronghold. As fast As men acquire enormous riches or display remarkable ability the Crown attaches them to itself by this Chain of a title of nobility which no one so far As i can find Ever refuses. The nobility own the land and therefore though the mass of thinking men has drifted away from the monarchical idea still the monarchy holds to All human appearances the key note to the situation Here in England and holds the key even on the court that the people of England should become As much estranged from the Sovereign As Are the Irish people. Next week we leave for Switzerland and the continent though it has rained almost every Day yet we have had a delightful trip Here in England and Scotland. I shall recall with Delight that shall surely last As Long As life three great Das one with Burns at Ayr one with Scott at Abbotsford. And one with Shakespeare at Stratford on Avon. We passed the identical Park in which Shakespeare shot the Deer and the House of sir Thomas Lucy in which he was convicted of poaching. Under the ancient Walls of this Park hundreds of Deer Are yet grazing and upon the posts near sir Thomas House Are the wild boars carved in Stone that looked Down upon the gamekeeper that brought in Young will Shakespeare through these Gates. If we do not stand in the identical cottage in which the great Bard was born we certainly do stand upon its site. No earthly doubt exists that the grave we visited is where what is left of his Bones now at rest under the Shadow of the old Church by the Avon. The town of Stratford is full of shakespearean memories and relics. One thing is remarkable. All the portraits of Shakespeare Are alike. It seems that the Man was too much for the artists and there is but Little variation in the impressions of him that they i it it upon canvass for instance All of them agr ii the massiveness of his head and in a o delicate firmness of the texture of then. I wish i had time and Sjo. E to write of the glorious Oxford and its Oliree and Twenty grand old colleges of the mag Iii cent proportions of their Cloisters and quadrangles of the Groves of Magdalene College and the tall Spires and White Marble Cathedral of Christ Church and especially and chiefly of the memories of the thousand Mility men that hallowed these Walls of the peels. Channings and glad stones of taif f y and rebels of Froude tend. Liu pc Mih. Mansfield a All of Lioni s Ai i their \ a us Here and whose statues and portraits look Down and insure the Youthful student. But time and space forbid. D. P. B. London. July 22, 1833. Frontier life. Indianapolis news Quot a casual Nieting with or. Robert b. Duncan who for the first thirty years of the existence of the City knew every Man woman child and passable Rifle in the county and wins second to none then and to few now at More than three score and ten As a Hunter gave the pre historic reporter of the news a Chance to learn something of Pioneer times that is Worth telling. He came to the Quot new Purchase in the Spring of 20.to Conner s station some sixteen Miles North of this place where Willian Conner father of r. J. And a. H. And their Brothers was Indian agent for the tribes of Central Indiana mainly Delaware and miamis Accord ing to prof. Collett s admirable map. The indians could not count consequently could t Tell when their annuities were paid whether they had got their dues or not. To prevent any dissatisfaction the the indians would assemble in the Spring at the station would go to every Man and give him a number of Little Sticks exactly equal to the number of dollars he was to get. He could take time to explain to them which he could t have taken after he had begun paying. To a head of a each stick stood for a Dollar to the Mother for a half Dollar to each child of a certain age for a Quarter and the Money came in coins of these denominations. When paying time came the whole tribe was seated in a ring covering sometimes two or three acres each Warrior with his family the unmarried braves to themselves and the agent went round the Circle with his assistants carrying baskets of Silver dollars half dollars and quarters making my ments. For each Dollar the Warrior would give a stick and when his Sticks were gone he knew he was paid. The Squaw got her allowance and receipted it the same Way Only she got half dollars. The Cli Ildren s shares were received and receipted by the father and they got quarters. The adjustment of the individual shares was made so that each one got exactly the same number of coins the squaws As Many halves As the men got dollars and the children the of quarters. The payments were honestly made out the indians spent All their Money before they left just As they do now partly for whiskey and partly for Gaudy Cali Coes and buttons and ribbons and such goods for which they paid about four prices. Or. Dillon once told the reporter that he was satisfied Tecumseh was born in this state probably near Anderson where there is a Large Indian town of the tribes that the great chief belonged to or affiliated with. Or. Duncan though Well acquainted with these tribes and in his youth Able to Converse readily in their language never Learned any thing that led him to think that Tecumseh was a but he supplies the most direct and conclusive evidence yet produced As to the death of the Indian statesman. He got it from or. Conner who was inter Peter for All the tribes of the Miami confederacy and knew Tecumseh As Well As he knew his own brother. After the Battle of the thames was Over the Corpse of a very distinguished chief was found and or Conner was summoned by general Harrison to identify it. He found that it was Tecumseh s. Forty years ago the question Quot who killed Tecumseh was a real one and much More frequent than the question Quot who struck Quot Billy or. Conner settled it or or. Duncan does with what or. Conner told him. He says that close by the chief Lay an american officer and a lad. The officer was killed by a Large Bullet the lad by a smaller one and the chief by a very Small one which would just fit the Light Rifle carried by the officer s Aid As he was supposed to be. The chief or. C. Thought. Shot the officer the boy shot the chief and was instantly shot in his turn by one of Tecumseh s braves. The reporter has seen two or three accounts of this notable of Durance. But this is new and very religious idea of fun. It was for a Long time doubted Here whether or. N. S. Sage a former universalist minister of this City had changed his Faith somewhat and gone Over to the methodist Church. The following from a Chicago paper would seem to Settle the Point Quot or. N. S. Sage of Logansport. Later of Aurora who has recently withdrawn from the universalist Church and United with the methodists preached a Sermon sunday evening at the Ada Street Church which he entitled the Church and amusements Quot from the text. For what is your life James in. 14. He u0ted the trite saying. Life is a comedy to those who think but a tragedy to those who feel he could not fully endorse the sentiment. Since life should riot seem to is either a comedy or a tragedy. God when he made Man s body did not give us a fiber too much nor a passion too Man -. A life of pleasure having Tjie Mere idea of a sensual enjoyment for its end and aim was Tutsi tis factory in its Coli use and miserable in its end. Anacreon might attune his Lyre to breathe Only notes of love but it would prove a Siren luring on to ruin. Tipiere was the banquet and the wine Circle but behind them was the Colin and Skeleton. The earnestness of life was the Only a Ort to the satisfactory the speaker said that there should be amusements for All especially the Young and that we should not seek to withdraw the sanctions of religion from them but rather let it preside Over and direct them. Alluding to the course of the churches in Sycamore he said Quot i am glad they Are viewing the matter in a proper Light he warned the Young not to think too much of these amusements but let them fill up the Quot chinks Quot of existence. Quot let your pleasures Quot said he Quot be such As to ild cause no Blush to come to your Cheek should any passer by Chance to look in. In seeking to minister to your love of pleasure never sacrifice your sense of external manifestations of mirth should be at times concealed but the free Hearty open laugh was. In its place a Ben diction to the world. Quot what constitutes the comic a Quot asked the speaker. Quot is it not the separation of parts from their relative Harmony Quot he thought Benefit May be derived from this disturbance of the even and orderly flow of the currents to at a system of intellectual and moral �yunas-tics might be established which u i a id be healthful and re creative to the i d. If this was True the comic Wasas mucin a part of religion As the serious. The speaker said he had receive Cal an Anonymous request to refer to the subject of dancing in his address. Quot whenever i shall find any of my said he. Quot Are neglectful of that duty i shall certainly speak out non the he had heard it said that Christ never smiled. He did not believe it. Because Quot the Joy of Jesus must have a smile and his religion was ill compared with the Light of Day and the lamp that cheers our chamber at night if it had no sympathy with the Bright and merry things of life. The greeks had a name for that which contributes to innocent mirth by which they classed it with the Virtues. We ought to get hold of that name and christianize it. For some of our modern Long faced would be saints to it would be comical indeed. To the Christian life was for a purpose. That purpose was not the grave nor annihilation but something beyond. If the trials and tribulations of life were to end in nothingness the question of the text what is your Lifet was a but the speaker believed that As the seed did its part in the process of growth by appropriating All the Good in Earth and air. So the soul attuned in Harmony with the eternal order appropriating every lesson imparted whether of Joy or sorrow would soon come to know the full meaning of life in the spirit. A strange Case at Rockfield. On tuesday at Rockfield. Carroll county the preliminary hearing of Jas. A Kirk Patrick was had the prosecuting witness being a Young girl named Mary Mullen Dore. Her statement is that some three years ago she was employed for a number of weeks at the House of Kirkpatrick As a Domestic and that one Day. During the absence of All other members of the family. Kirkpatrick made an assault on her and committed a rape and then threatened to kill her if she Ever mentioned the matter. In fear of him. She has until lately kept the matter to herself until her continued failing health and the uncertainty of what was the matter with her caused her to make the above disclosure. She made this confession to or. Llen. Of Indianapolis to whom she had been sent for treatment. Since her confession she has grown Rajt idly worse until now her condition is such As to make her friends fear for the worse. Ai tiie trial on tuesday the accused was brought face to face with his victim and she identified him at once As the Man who had been guilty of the outrage. Some startling disclosures were made at the examination and a number of medical experts made a thorough examination of the Case. Or. Ballard of this City was sent for. And while his examination disclosed the fact that something of that nature was the matter with the girl he was unable however to swear that a rape had been committed. The opinion of parties conversant with the cae is wonderfully contradicting some believing the tory of the girl while a Large number utterly disbelieve it and think that the whole thing is made out of whole cloth for i the Nir pose of blackmailing Kirkpatrick Wio is a Well to do Man. And Trene rally As a Good citizen. He was bound Over in the sum of to await the j opening of the circuit court when the Case will be tried. insane Asylum. Or. Roger. Late superintendent of the insane Asylum at Indianapolis a com a Luied by e. H. Ketcham. Esq. The Well known architect of Indianapolis were in the City yesterday making a thorough examination of the Shai Iklin farm and it surroundings for the Purpo let of determining the location on the farm where the principal s Grill be erected and al of to t examine the found on tiie plut Ity of the Stone 1 determining its a Piini Mility i it a a n it to in. They al Oti ii. I a of Meilandt Barnes to the Utility or manufactured by their i. To t to gentlemen have been Selec Teil by the commission to prepare plans for the buildings and to elect Sites upon which to erect them not Only for this City but for Evansville and Richmond As Well. They Are both Well pleased with the farm selected and think that it can be made into a Beautiful place. But Little work will be done this fall outside of preparing the plans which have to be submitted to the commission for their approval. Next Spring notice for thirty Days will be Given to contractors after which the work will be she d rapidly As possible or Ketcham thinks that it will be a Little Over two years before the buildings and grounds Are ready for occupancy or Ketcham was not prepared to give any idea of the plan from which the buildings would be erected Only that the principal ones will be three stories High and situated on each Side of the superintendent s building facing and he out one Quarter of a mile from to e River Road. It is the design of these gentlemen to preserve As much As possible the natural beauties of the place making their improvements to that end. The Bee keepers. About thirty persons interested in the raising of bees gathered at Murphy Hall in the Justice Block in this City at 10 o clock wednesday Forenoon. Or. Sampson. Of Galveston was named As chairman. And g. F. Dale was made Secretary the Forenoon was spent in organizing and drafting a Constitution and by Laws. Upon reassembling in the afternoon each Bee Raiser present was called upon and gave his or Lier experience in the Raisin. An election of officers resulted in the ,.�lowing selections Proi Lent Rev. M. S. Met -. Secret a Rye de w i 11 bar. T Treasu Rev Joseph h in de rain. The president was Given i a Power to appoint a vice president t of Iaeli township not represented. C. H. Hubbard from Lagrange county an exec Sive Bee Raiser and Patentee of tiie hut b ird Patent Bee hive was present. After i in election of officers or. Hubbard called upon and showed the working and merits of his hive. The society starts out under flattering auspices having a membership already of Over thirty and among the number Are several ladies. Trifles. New London dudes tote pet dogs on their arms. For Lontre Vity. Command us to the Shoemaker. He is Ever lasting. Man is the worst tobacco worm. He destroys the whole crop every year. The Swiss Railroad companies now cover a portion of their carriages with a phosphorescent preparation which make a them visible at night. The bicycle is invading the South. It has rolled through Georgia. One has just reached Mobile by express and no body can be found who can ride the fiery untamed machine. The reason Given is that the streets and roads Are too Sandy. The amp real trouble probably is that there is not enough Quot Sand Quot in the Young men. A Bachelor who was tired of single life set the table in his lonely abode with plates for himself and an imaginary wife and five children. He then sat Down to Dine and As often As he helped himself to food he put the same Quantity on each of the other plates and surveyed the protest. At the same time computing the Cost. He is still a Bachelor Shakespeare uses More different words than any other writer in the English language. There Are about 15,000 different words in his plays and sonnets while no other writer uses As Many As 10.000, a few writers use 0< words but the great majority do not employ More than in conversation Only from i it 0i> to >.w0 different words Are used. A recent style of Cane has a ring for thai handle. This arrangement is an excellent one for the dudes who Cut their Teeth on their Cane handles. On rare isolated occasions the rings might prove invaluable to the dudes in another Way to wit it might be placed about their Heads to prevent them splitting from a stray idea. But As the rings Are generally a couple of inches in diameter they h Quot of St be wadded on the inside to make them fit snugly. A queer Accident. A queer wreck occurred on the state line Divi Ion of the pan handle thursday about noon. The Ravel train hauled by one of the Mogul . Was coming towards this City when a cow crossing the to was struck , contrary to Tho a Nal result of us a collisions the train got the worst of the set to. The train was made up of everal Flat cars loaded with Earth. The engine was backing with the caboose at the rear of the Enid due and at the head of the train while the loaded cars were fastened to the front of the engine. Tie train was coming Down the Grade West of the City at a pretty Good rate of Speed when crossing the Road near Fitch s Glen the caboose struck a cow. The re ult a Tho throwing from the track of the caboose. Which ran near a to Yard Ong Over the ties and then Toji pled Over into the ditch. The tender of the Enine followed suit while the in Imine it Elf twisted and stood crosswise of the track. One or two loaded cars were thrown from tie track. Both the Engineer and fireman jumped when the caboose went off the rails. A curious feature of the Accident was the fact that but Little damage Walt done to the engine or any of the cars. The track was torn up for some distance. The incoming train last evening Over the state line division was compelled to Stop near Fitch s Glen and the passengers were transferred to a train sent out from this City for them. With the train going the other Way the arrangement was just reversed. Enyart Beach. The Louse of mrs. Beach on the North Side was the scene of a very pleasant event which came to pass last wednesday being the Margiue of Asbury n. Enyart to Capitola c. Beach. The ceremony of marriage was performed by Rev a p. Wright in the presence of Only the immediate relatives the family of cd Church being the Only persons outside of the families present. Miss Allie Church and or Taylor stood up with the bridal party miss Church being a school mate of Capi Tolias. The Bride was dressed in Pink Satin and looked quite charming. Or Enyart Jis a son of one of Cass county s most pro porous Farmers while the Bride is one of logans Jioras charming Young ladies. Or. And mrs. Enyart will go to housekeeping at once on the North Side. To a True lovers. Major Mcfadin Siviy that the divorce cases Are getting ahead of the m Arriage licenses he will now offer extra inducements to help the cause of Matri Mony. Viz All who will come in on next saturday to the old settlers picnic he will give a License to wed free and a ill also donate the preacher s fee As Well provided they will consent to be married at the stand at the picnic. He will also throw in a Hobby horse and a baby Wagon a bottle of mrs. Winslow s soothing syrup and a Patent spanker. To those Matricio rally inclined this is your Chance As the major feels that the matrimonial business is running behind the divorce and he wish it to be other Florist
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