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Logansport Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - January 06, 1883, Logansport, IndianaVol. 35.logansport, Indiana 8at�obday, january 6> 1883.-10 Page no. A the thirty fifth year. With this Issue the weedy journal enters upon the thirty Faith year of its pub Capon under that name. It is Well known to Many that the journal a to needed the Tel Raih and the Telegraph succeeded through various changes the Miami and Potta Watta Mie time the Flint newspaper published North of the Wabash established in 1832, by John Scott. Thus the journal May claim at least a close connection with the Pioneer journalism of the state but its own record of thirty five years is the Standard by which its service and Merit must be measured. In All that time it claims to have held the interests of the people Paramount to every other consideration. It has been a partisan Organ a partisan contests fighting with All the Energy and Zeal at its command in every political Battle or ski rim a of its history but it has a lao repeatedly risen above Par Tisa ism proclaim and maintain the interests of the whole people. No part of the journal s record is More gratify log to the present management than those i Memerous instances in its history in which it has incurred the hostility of partisan friends in defense of what it believed to be the interests or convictions of the masses of the people. The evidence that this course has been and is now approved by the people is found in the fact that the subscription hot of the journal bears names that have been of it for thirty four Yean and but a Small percentage of those who become its patrons withdraw their patronage. Effort has been made for some years past to increase its circulation yet the in lipase Bas been Gratifying and steady. While the paper has fairly kept its rank among the leading weeklies of the stake and has our nil hed its readers with All the local news and a vast amount of useful and interesting Reading matter it has not been of late what its managers desire and intend that it shall be. Improvements Are a Contemp rated for the pros ent year that will add greatly to the interest of the paper and make it incomparably the beet weekly Ever published in the county. In the Laiture As in the past it will hold the interests of the people a Bow every is it ister Ait of Creed Ketton or party. The right As it is Given to see the sight wih be maintained and the wrong end embed without fear or favor. As a partisan it will demand first that its party shall continue to carry out the purposes for which it was organized and second that the rights of the members of the party shall be observed and that there shall be Freedom of speech and action and a fair and honest organization. It holds that in an honorable political association it in always the right and duty of the to decide what Serif Ives Are really re i ured Lor the general end in Row Aud where they shall �=as0. The beat exercise of the political Power of citizenship is that a hich Cas s a vote deliberately end in i Tell gently for the purpose of i ii gig about a definite result and Niit a kindly for Parry candidates without reference to re Cults. Of this Broad platform the journal will continue to advocate the right principles and Pur Kioses of the Republican party m the highest god of the people while those principles and purposes Are by the party in practical Good Faith. With grateful greeting to the Many old friends who have stood by it in ail these years to the newer friends who have More recently enrolled themselves on its lists and to al those acquired friends who Are coming this year into the fellow trip of its association the journal wishes one and All of its readers a very Happy new year. A needed Reform. No measure now before the House at Washington so vitally interests the american people As Benator Davis Bill for the Relief of the United states supreme court. This Bill passed the Senate last year and has been favourably reported upon by the judicial committee of the House. The chief features Are the establishment of an intermediate court in each judicial circuit of the United states to be held by a Justice of the supreme court and a circuit and two District judges. Every Case passed upon by either the u. 8. Cd suit or District courts May be if either party desire it reviewed by this court. Their decisions Are final except the Case in a solves 110,000, or some constitutional question or the court itself certifies that the question is of such importance As to justify its being sent to Washington. Two annual seas oui Are to be held by said court at the principal cities of the United states to wit a Boston new York Philadelphia by Cemond new Orleans Cincinnati Chicago st. Louis and san Francisco. Some of the merits of the Bill Are so obvious As hardly to need remark. One is that in no Case whatever is the Law As announced by a single judge or a Case As tried by him or a Ury conclusive. As the Law now stands there is no Appeal whatever al owed in a original Case tried in a United states court. No matter How mistaken the judge May be in the Law or the jury in the facts the innocent Man if found guilty must serve out his sen Tea be. No matter How erroneous a judge s decision May be in a civil Case under the present system unless $5,000 is actually involved there in no redress. And even if $5,000 is involved it costs another $5,000 to go to Wash ton to obtain redress. Wealthy corporations or capitalists and Banks in such cases hold an undue advantage ver private citia3cs, to whom $5,000-is, in nine cases out of ten a matter of life or death. There is another reason Why the present Law is vicious. No judge unless he is a Man of extraordinary honesty and Force of character can attorn to possess such autocratic Powers As he does possess under a system where there is no Appeal from his decisions. Such Power tends to beget various vices and is in american and undemocratic. If judge Davis Hill passes the House we shall have an end of another endless source of fictional complaint the delays and expenses at Washington. The United states supreme court is now four years behind in its docket and Thi Ltd of itself is a practical denial of Justice. The location of the intermediate court at the nine Princi Pav cities of the Union is an invaluable Weamire of the new Bill link of lawyers trav Euing 2,000 or 3 000 Mues As they do under the present system to attend to their clients cases. Of course some one has to foot the Bills. This measure is Sura to Pas in the end. If the present Ite publican House does not pass it the democratic Congress of �88s-4 will. The Only object in their opposition is under the Guise of a few trifling amendments to get the credit of the Reform and so Methey action that the next president whom by Earnest Hope will he a demo emt Ball Teve the appointment of the judges. Our congressmen if they Are Wise will see to it that no Sudi Opportunity is Given them. The journal Calls upon each of our Indiana delegates to Roll up their sleeves and pass this Bill. Combined messes. Calkins Brown Demotte. Pierce Steele and peek can accomplish this task and the question is will they if not Why not the Prospect of a Lively time among the democratic members of the legislature Are very Bright. The submission question will be dynamite in their caucus and the state House question i 4 a Poser but there Are also factional fires ready to Iju st into devastating neat Aud flames. The source of these factional flames is disclosed by o. O. Staley late a member of the democratic state committee and at present the Washington correspondent of the Louisville courier journal in a special dispatch to his paper which says Quot this is a great place Tor centralization of news. Ail the states in i he Union Send a Batch of news Here daily and a Man in Washington is generally Well informed about the most important news transpiring in the different states. Indiana was heard from to Day. A gentleman detailed to your correspondent a scheme of John c. Shoemaker of the state Sentinel aided by a gang of trading politicians to organize the Indiana House of representatives in their own interests. Shoemaker is As usual on the make and Wanto a democratic speaker elected who will be Friendly to him in All of his schemes to bleed to it in state Treasury. What these scheme Are will be unfolded in Good time. Shoemaker has enlisted in his service Jason b. Brown of Jackson county. Brown is a notorious trickster and like Shoemaker will buy Aud sell in the last ditch. The democratic member of the legislature hould first find out who these two worthies have decided on for speaker and then defeat him. If they do not. The next legislature will be organized in the interest of jobs and steals. The fat northwb8t. Gillie j. Mcbain seeing Omko. Huntsville w. dec., 12th, 1882. / editor Jox Mash through the columns of the journal i will give my Many friends an idea of my where about and my trip Westward after a Brief sojourn at Huntsville i stepped aboard the train at 4 p. M., bound for Golden Dale in Cli Katat Valley and Cli Katat county w. T., and to my Surprise As Well As Delight i formed the acquaintance of messes. O a Dodge a Buchanan o w Lemerand k Larson four of the coast representatives to the legislature from the Northern counties of Idaho and a Jolly a set of reps., they were As one would wish to meet one Democrat and three republicans one a Christian minister one a methodist one a Baptist and one the Church at Large. Their Avor Dupois averaged two Hundred pounds the largest pulls two Hundred and fifty six a natural production of the coast. We arrived at Walula at 9 p. There we were joined by two Young ladies destined for Tsune place As your Humble servant Golden Dale we were soon rumbling on in the darkness bumping and crashing Over a Road bed not yet thoroughly ballasted and half frightening Many a timid traveler who has not yet Learned to Trust the untamed and has Little Confidence in the almost untried track of which he cavort in the deepening gloom of the night a lot of hoodlums occupied Seato near by boasting of their exploits at cards or some other devel try while in front was a neuralgia woman with two or three unmerciful Ted childred in route for spoken Falls three a. We reached the a terminus by a a Road. Grant s Landing Here we hired a halt to take us Over the Hills to Golden Dale. The first five Milee was up a Steep Grade the Driver Jolly fellow whipping and pulling his lines continually and brag ing on his mules which would st<9 every hand we Yards for a Nap Bat reached the Summit sad on to to soil. Of Good Midale we Snow we a a the surprising evidences of the terminal City growth to the Best advantages. The stores hotels dwelling houses shanty Stento etc., which apr state Landing Here on the 13th of september 1834. They stir occupy the same Home the settled upon and by strict Economy and Industry have a cumulated a goodly portion of this world s goods. They had a family of six children three boys and three girls two boys and two girls Are still living the eldest daughter being the first White child bom in Jefferson township. Or. Hildebrand cast one among the first ballot Ever voted in Jefferson tit an election. Among those present at the anniversary that were at the wedding fifty years ago were Christopher Myers Horano Wirick and Mary Hollner who Are All Well advanced in years. Among these present from a stance were or. And mrs. U. Shive in 01 Newton county ind. Or. John Thacker of Michigan or. And mrs. C. Myers or. And mrs. Joseph Myers of Whitley county Indiana. There were three Brothers and two Sis ton of or. H. Present be being the eldest of the family. There were pres it two Brothers and one sister of mrs. Hildebrand. She being the eldest of the Jiu Nily. There were of or. And mrs. A s family present four grand Chil Dmn fourteen and great grandchildren seven. The presents were Rich and numerous and fitting to the occasion. The dinner Well it was simply immense such As a Well regulated of pantry Home can afford the fat of Tim land. One and All enjoyed them Stives hugely talking Over old time incidents Long years past when All Fere Young and Gay looking Forward in doubt to the time when they could Jig their working Armor by and in Josf the hard earned wealth and acc ration of year of toil. Now that Heads Are silvered Over with the ti8ta of Many Winters we All join in al Hearty god it Speed and desire that wot should live Many years to enjoy fib fruits of their labor f w. L. Wirick. A take Cicotti ind., dec. 28, 1882.workbesunat the state Cap hold thars Day s proceedings Senate stands 28 democrats to 22 House stands 58 democrats 1 Greenbacker and 41 be publicans. So dim who have lost limbs i to defense of our country. Atoo a committee to look after committe rooms. A motion was adopted that when the House adjourn it be Ull 10 o Dook to Morrow but notwithstanding that % recess was taken till 2 o clock p. Nearly half a million of people arrived at new York last year from the old world to find Homes in the new an increase of 32,598 Over the arrivals of the previous year. The largest number came from Germany 176.666, but not so Many As the previous year try neatly 20,000, and the filing off in the arrivals from Ireland is also noticeable there Bav lug been but 28,734, As Seal not 61,771 in 1881. Have sprung up As if by magic everywhere show an appearance of Newneka the City is located in the Cli Katat Valley at the foot of a Range of mountains that run Westward to mount Adams a distance of forty Miles which is capped with Snow during All the season. Here we put up Ai the Occidental a commodious Little hotel and enjoyed a sumptuous repast. Next morning there being no conveyance for Columbus on the Columbia River i packed my grip sack with eatables the kind hostess prepared for me and started on foot. I travelled through the Beautiful Valley of Cli Katat and Over mountains and Hills encountering nothing but the native Indian the squaws with Papoose strapped on their backs and always begging it muck a muck Quot bread for Papoose. These indians do not talk their own language but the Origon language taught them by the Hudson Bay company so the americans could not Trade with them. However the oregonians and washingtonians Are familiar with the language and in Many cases can beat the Indian but to my journey i came to the River at Twilight and was ferried across in time to catch the East bound train which lauded us in Walla Walla at Daylight. Here we took stage to Milton Oregon in company with col. Bush of Portland. We travelled through the Walla Walla Vauney one of the most Beautiful and most productive valleys in the Northwest Here the Farmer thinks he is no Farmer if he does not put out from 500 to 1,000 acres of heat but they sow wheat All fall and Winter and finish up in the Spring. They Are now sowing at this writing but i will not worry the Reader More at this time. More anon. G. J. Golden wedding. The fiftieth anniversary of the wedded life of or and mrs Abe Hildebrand was celebrated at their hospitable Home in Jefferson township wednesday nov. 8tb there about 120 relatives and friends enjoyed the privilege of an attendance on this rare occasion fifty years prior the above Date or Hildebrand led miss Lucy Wirick daughter of David Wiric to the hymnal altar. They were married in Montgomery county Ohio nov. Eth 1882. During their residence in Ohio they bad one son bom a w Hildebrand and in 1884, in company with David Werick and of Wimily emigrated to the then wild and new Hoos wot a Quot dog s Mil Fnu Taco report. 4i. Party of gentlemen were discuss a few evenings ago the life of a a the Soldier in the United states the Eon Closky ass mid to in Malm life. Ion the into tiption Gytle men Quot said a handsome sunburned Man sitting near by but i am an Oscer in the army and i claim to know something about the having Intro tired himself and being asked to join the party the filcer continued it seems to be a general theory that a soldiers life is a very rough one. Now i am of a diff rant opinion and with your permission will 4<ive you my views on the subject. Take a Soldier and compare him with the labourer. Take the year through and the latter does not make $40 a month. Out of this he has to support himself and family and in Case of pay for Medicine and a doctor. His room is generally squalid. He is unti Dily dressed and Seldom looks right or cheerful and has All the cares a Man can manage. Now take the Soldier. At the end of every month he gets his $13 sure. But besides that he gets Good substantial rations is comfortably and warmly housed and clothed in Case of sickness has medical attendance and Hospital a accommodations free and is not obliged to work. Hit duties Are comparato Ely Light. He is on guard about one Day in four during which he actually does guard duty less than Ione half of the time the rest of the time he has nothing to do but remain there. On his off Days he can always get permission to absent himself from the Post and in cases when not coming to frequently a Soldier has no trouble in getting a furlough of anywhere from one week to 30 Days. Every Soldier is allowed a certain Quantity of clothing More than is necessary for use and More than they draw. What they do not draw of their clothing allowance is credited in Sponey and upon the expiration of the term of service a Soldier generally has a few Hundred dollars coming to Nim. At evei7 poet there Are books and papers and games for the men and though of course there Are exp a options As in everything else the officers show every disposition to be Friendly to the soldiers. Just look at the average Soldier and see if he does not appear Bright and in buoyant spirits. If a Soldier s life is such a dog s life Why is it that so Many re in let a Soldier can make his life a vary pleasant one and i want you to understand that in my remarks i Only refer to soldierly Well behaved Tana Good soldiers. A bad Soldier makes himself and everybody near him miserae and if his life is a dog s life he makes it so for him a if or the Levi Slature. Indianapolis january 4. Senate. Senators holding office by virtue of their election in 1880 and senators elected last november assembled i Superior court room no. 2, and were called to order by lieutenant governor Hasna at 10 20 Whin every seat was occupied. Rev. Kosi c. Hotly Hon pastor of Roberta Park Church opened the session with prayer Aud new senators were sworn in by chief Justice Wood of the supreme court Albert j. Kelley of Vigo county was elected principal be rotary Over Rte Bert b. Bears of ver Muon county. Assistant Secretary of the last Senate Harry 8. Hofsetter of Lawrence county was elected assistant Secretary Over Charles f. Dobbins of Marion county who was a journal clerk last session and Vinson p. B irk of Marshall county was elected doorkeeper Over Henry l. Gordon of Franklin county All by a strict party vote of 28 democrats to 22 republicans. The lieutenant govenor appointed to Reebok Page a two from Bis own Qissem self _ turned from his purpose. Ark Zoiaw traveler. Have come to kill you Quot said a Man entering to Arkansaw newspaper office drawing a pistol and confront ins the editor. Von published an a tide derm Pukiy to my character and t is my duty As a husband and later Toki you Quot i am glad of it Quot the poor editor replied. Quot i was just thinking of committing Well if Talv let s go Down and take Quot now yen Fiove me to emotion Quot and the two deadly enemies went out together. And yet some ple Are in Fajr of prohibit Don. And ready fior business. Or Brown dem offered a Resolution declaring the rules of last sessions to be the rules of the present except in so Fiur As they invested the appointment of the standing committees la the presiding officer. Or Bandy rep moved As a substitute that the rules of last a Essieu Small govern this session. The substitute was Laid on the table and the Resolution adopted by yeas and nays a party vote and so the standing committees will be designated by a vote of the Senate. Senators Marvin and were appointed a committe Quot a unify the House of tiie organization of the Senate. Or Brown introduced Senate Bill no. 1, to reorganize the management of the benevolent institutions of the state 150 copies of this Bill were ordered printed and it was referred to the committee on benevolent institutions when that committee Hall be appointed. Or Faulke introduced Senate Bill no 2, referring to local matter affecting some Turnpike roads. Or Graham rep offered a Resolution authorizing the lieutenant governor to appoint a committee of five to report to the Senate a list of standing committees which was Laid on the table by the 2sth cratic votes. The Senate a in Mutru till 10 o Slock to Morrow. Iuluse. The House of representatives we organized by Secretary of state a b hawn every member being present except one detained by sickness and the one from Floyd county deceased. Rev. Myron w Reed of the first presbyterian Church opened the see Sion with prayer. We d Bynum of Marlon county was elected speaker Over a j Wright of Grant county by a vote of 53 to 42. S w Edwins of Madison county was elected clerk Over w h Hay of Marion county by 57 to 39. Win pee of Johnson county was elected assistant clerk Over w h Nichols of Boone by 56 to 40, and Henry fit of Grant county was elected Over d. A. Roberts of Jefferson county by a vote of 66 to 41. Resolutions were adopted authorizing a committee to report rules for the go emment of the House by monday Che old rules to Golem till then. Also an to Riding the doorkeeper to invite ministers of the gospel to open the Sesil fes with prayer each morning. Also requesting officers of the House to give preference in their appointment to of Motetta s funeral. Paris january 4.�?the reason for the postponement of Gambetta s funeral was to enable the deputations Hgt a Alsace Londner and other Distant departments to attend the Public will be permitted to View the Catalf Aque today the Hearse to be used was formerly engaged in the obsequies of the due de morny. It is ornamented with Silver and with a dome of plumes the municipality of st Etienne where the social element is Strong refused to Send a deputation to join the funeral procession at 9 25 o clock this morning immense crowds had already assembled at the palais brr a Bon waiting to see Gambetta s mgt fian deputations from Alsace Loraine Wilt form a conspicuous figure in the funeral procession the insulting comments of some Bona artist reactionary papers have caused Monse indignation the offending journals Are torn to pieces and stamp upon in the cafes Victor Hugo is expected to attend the funeral and deliver a abort oration. A Public catastrophe. Berwin january 4.�?the inundation a Are taking the form of a great Uhlie catastrophe. The distress is inca risk hourly. The Miu tary and a. Thormities Are making the Greta it exertion to min Gate the Miae of the disaster there is no Ai yet that the calamity is reached. High tempera Ture and Rains continue. At Ludwigshafen opposite Mann Helm where the great Rhine gave Way last night the lives of hundreds of people Are imperilled. A Steamer rescued Many hundreds Mcl uding the sick. The deepest Dis it Trees prevails. The Danube has risen to the he igbo of 4 70 centimetres at Vienna oat Fumm i Homes tray by on the railway connect ing Vienna with Moravia is suspended the Large railway Bridge is heinous bed and the Vienna terminus of the Road is flooded a Wiesbaden Telegram says 10,000 persons Are rendered homeless by the floods in districts near Workins they Are in danger of starvation three thousand persons Are homeless at Ludwigshafen 2,000 at Manheim 2,000 at Worms. They Are lodged in school houses and churches. More dikes have broken at Mayence. The town of Mannheim appears to stand on an isthmus in the midst of a sea. The great Rhine dam gave Way to night. A Steamer rescued forty five persons. The Village of triese Nheim is deserted acid one third of the inhabitants of a up it to have abandoned their Homes. A Central Relief committee has been formed Aud it appeals for help for the sufferers. Fire. Knox Vule i january 4�?st Mary s episcopal school for Young ladies at this place burned to the ground Early teds morning. Most of the 100 scholars were asleep when the flames were discovered and had barely time to escape when the alarm was Given leaving their wardrobe and property. Many escaped by ladders. Miss Fillett of Buffalo 111, broke a leg mis Hasford of Dubuque was seriously injured by falling from a ladder e a Feightling fireman also fell and was injured. No others injured Aud no loss of life occurred though at one time it seemed inevitable. The building was an in poring Brick handsomely ii mashed. The students were mostly from Illinois. Loss on the building is about 125,000 fully insured. Loss of the ladies in property about As much. The build will be rebuilt soon in the meantime temporary accommodations for school win be devised. The Keokuk la elevator was burned last night the fire was evidently the work of in incendiary. The elevator most $110,000 and has since bad extensive repairs. It was owned by Geofge w Williams estate. Insured for $30,-000. The car repair shops of the Baltimore Doi Iio at mount Clare Maryland was completely destroyed by fire at a late hour last night together with All the a Tonta consist tag of two Pullman can eight new passenger coaches vice president Spencer s private car and sever Tel Ltd exec bes which were being is pairs. There were about 200 men in ploys in the Opall of whom lost their tools. Trek a8i8eetimated at $100,000. No ibs Ranee

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