Logansport Pharos Tribune 1887 Snippets
Apr 15 The next important chess tournament will be held at Lake Maxinkuckee in May
Apr 20 The Arlington hotel at Maxinkuckee is ready for guests April 20th. Mr. Knapp
has secured one of the best cooks in the State
May 3 William Moler, a Vandalia brakeman, had his right arm badly mashed this
morning while coupling ears at Marmont. Moler commenced working for the Vandalia
company yesterday and it was his first trip over the road. He is a young
man, unmarried and his home is in this city. He is now uuder the care of Dr. J. B. sh ultz
May 9 There is talk of a grand encampment of the uniform rank, Knights of Pythias,
to be held al; Lake Maxinkuckee the latter part of August, to be participated in
by the divisions of Michigan City, Niles, South Bend, Warsaw, Rochester, and
possibly Logansport, Peru, Columbia City, Elkhart and Goshen. The matter
will be fnlly determined upon within ten days
May 14 Logansport people will hardly go to Maxinkuckee as much as formerly, since
the Vandalia insists on charging so much for. railroad fare. The fare was once
about half what it now is
jun 3 The Vaudalia officials have made application to the fish commissioner at
Washington for a sufficient supply of fish to stock Lake Maxinkuckee
Jun 17 Among tbe Logansport people who havr cottages at Maxinkuckee and In
tend to spend the coming heated term up there: are-
Mr, and Mrs. Will Wilson.
Mr and Mrs. E. S. Rice,
Mr and Mrs. S. A. Vaughn,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Green,
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Purcell,
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. McSheehy,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W Burrow,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Murdock,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watts and
Mr. and Mrs. George Forgy.
Jun 17 The Vandalia company is making important improvements at Maxinkuckee.
The depot will be enlarged.
Jun 17 Maxinkuckee As a Summer Resort
"Who 'writ' the piece that appeared in the "Pharos a few days ago in reference lo Maxinkuckee having
lost its pop ularity as a summer resort?" said Sid Vaughn to the reporter last evening.
"The author of that item," continued Mr. Vaughn, "certainly received his information from
a bad source.
Maxinkuckee is the boss place of the west and as such will be visited by a large number of persons this
year. All the cottages on the east side of the lake will he occupied and several more will be erected
The first season I passed at Maxinknckee I became thoroughly disgusted with the place and would
have sold my pleasant little home up there at a price much lower than it cost me. I wanted to get
back to Logansport and was glad when cool weather arrived.
That was several years ago. I returned to the lake the following season and the longer I remained
there the better I liked the place.
There is not a more delightf ul spot in the State for an overworked lumber merchant or a newspaper
representative to enjoy undisturbed rest and at the same time improve his health. I go to Maxinkuckee
every Saturday evening and remain there over Sunday. I am all played out after a week's labor and
worry over business affairs but after the gentle western breezes that travel over the lake fan my f
evered brow a short time I feel better and stronger, my blood begins to circ ulate, and when I return
home on Monday morning I am in a splendid condition to put on the gloves with John L. S ullivan.
Please correct that statement about Maxinkuckee being unpop ular
Jun 25 The Maxinkuckee Excursion. We are glad lo know that the greatest interest is being taken in the
excursion to Lake Maxinkuckee by the young folks. Everywhere, so a prominent citizen told us, do we hear
of special preparations being made by by small parties of four or six young people, who are getting ready
their baskets for their own little circle, and who intend getting all the fun and pleasure that is to be obtained at a
summer excursion. We are glad to bear this, for pretty .young ladies and gentlemen are always an attraction
where there is a gathering of people. The excursion which comes off next Wednesday, June 29th, is gotten
up by the Baptist and Episcopal churches of this city. This fact is enough to secure it a complete success, and
then the attractions at Maxinkuckee are greater than ever before. The beautiful grove, the boating on the
water, the clear, cool, flowing natural spriugs, the shady walks,, the fine expanse of blue water and cool
breezes, all make Maxinkuckee pec uliarly favored.
Jun 28 The excursion train for Maxinkuckee will leave the Vandalia depot at eight
o'clock, Fare for the round trip, one dollar.
Jun 29 The excursion to Maxinkuckee was poorly patronized. The train had only two hundred passengers on
board. The Baptist and Trinity church people will not realize a very large sum from their venture after paying.
all expensie The Vandalia company will get the lion's share of the -receipts
Jul 2 Mrs. E. Maurer went to Maxinkuckee this moruing to spend Sunday with her
daughter, Mrs. H. J. McSheehy.... The Episcopal and Baptist churches
have come to the conclusion that it don't pay to get up excursions. On the occasion
of their recent trip to Maxinkuckee they a vertised the affair, got up the
crowd, and managed matters generally. The total receipts footed up $170. The
Vandalia railroad company generously gave the church people $20 of this
amount and kept the remaining $150
Jul 5 Drs. Overholser & Son, B, T. Manlove, D. E. Dalzel and H. C, Cushman
have returned from Maxinkuckee where they were in attendance at the meeting
of the State drntal association. These gentlemen report a most inteceting and
instructive session. The attendance was the largest of any yet held
Jul 13 The Democratic editorial association of Indiana will meet at Lake Maxinkuckee
on July 20th to 23d. Among the papers to be read is one on the subject of "Civil
Service Reform" by B. F. Louthain, of the Pharos.
Jul 18 The fourth annual class tournament at the Indiana chess assocition will be
held at Lake Maxinkuckee, beginning Aug. 2nd and continuing until the 5th.
There will be no contest for the State championship as arrangments were made
at the last annual meeting abolishing that feature. All who desire to play must so
decide by 8 o'clock of the opening day.
Jul 20 Messrs. Oscar and Howard Henderson, editors of the Kokomo Dispatch, are at
the Murdock. They are on their way to the meeting of Democratic editors at
Jul 23 - The Maxinkukcee Meeting
The Democratic editors of Indiana held at Lake Maxinkuckee this week, the
most enjoyable meeting since the one at Michigan city in 1881. The attendance
was large, seventy-five representatives of the Democratic press being present.
The business meetings of the association were held at Ohmer's rink and the Ohmer
House was made headquarters for members of the press.
The summer meetings of the association are designed for recreation and
pleasure, and Lake Maxinkuckee, with its many natural charms, has proven a
desirable place to hold them. J. M. Chesbrough, assistant general passenger
agent of the Vandalia, and John Egan, general passenger agent of the "Big
Four," very kindly furnished the members -with transportation over their respective
The meeting had no political significance further than in a general interchange
of views from which was found that the administration is steadily growing
in public favor throughout the State. Scott Ray's paper attacking the administration
was generally condemned, while those of Col. Maynard, Col. I. B. McDonald and B. F.
Louthain were generally commanded. The next meeting of the association will be
held at Indianapolis in January
Jul 30 Mrs. Thomas Magee, of the Eastend is spending a few weeks at Maxinkuckee
AUg 6 The Knights of Pythias are encamped in Mayer's grove at Maxinkuckee... The Vandalia
road will run au excursion from South Bend to Maxinkuckee to-morrow. Several coaches were taken
to that city to-day for that purpose
AUg 6 The Place for Health. "Maxinkuckee is undoubtedly the place for people1 to recuperate their
health," said a gentleman to the Pharos man to-day, "and I would advise those who are afflicted with
wasting diseases to spend the summer months at the lake. Half the advantage gained by a trip for
one's health is due to tbe change of life, scene and habits, and, all the rot about the Hot Springs and
Mount Clemens being; so valuable is very tiresome when reviewed from a point of practical experience.
I think that if a few who imagine themselves the victims of consumption would go up there and get a
good boat and row across the lake night and morning, their tuberc uloses bacillus, would curl up their
tails if they have any, and just give up the ghost. Why you can simply burst every button off your vest
by the involuntary expansion which your lungs make when you are on the lake. I shed buttons while I
was there and swelled all out of shape."
Aug 3 The Uniform rank, Knights of Pythias will go to Maxinkuckee to-morrow morning to remain four
days... Persons desiring to go to Maxinkuckee to-morrow with the Knights of Pythias can secure round
trip tickets for one dollar, good until next Monday. Train leaves at 10:40 a. m
Aug 4 Dr. B. C. Stevens, J. D. Johnston and Councilman Shaefer are at Maxinkuckee
Aug 5 Dr. B. C. Stevens returned this morning from Maxinkuckee. He informed a Pharos representative to-day
that the Logansport division of Uniformed Knights was the best drilled of any division present, and contained
the handsomest looking body of men. Charley Woll. the sargent major, is holding his own with the other
fellows who wear shoulder straps. Charley's sore eye bothers him to a great extent, but he keeps up with
the procession all the same.
Aug 6 A large party of Logansporters will go o Maxinkuckee to-night to spend Sunday
with the Uniformed Knights of Pythias
Aug 8 The Uniform Knights of Pythias claim to have had an enjoyable encampment at
Aug 19 Mr, Harry Adams, a prominent citizen of Indianapolis, was in the city a few
hours this morning'. He left later in the day for Maxinkuckee, where he will remain
a short time. Mr, Adams has a handsome cottage at the lake.
Aug 20 Mrs. Charles Watts and two young daughters have gone lo Maxinkuckee to
remain during the summer months
Aug 26 Terre Haute Gazette: "Prof. Co ulter will remove his effects to Logansport as
soon as his wife and baby are better. They were both taken sick at Lake
Maxinkuckee this summer
Sep 3 Miss Hannah Booley, of the Westside, has returned from a two months stay at
Oct 1 - The Maxinkuckee Monitor, which has been published at Marmont the past
three months, has been discontinued The editor announced that he may return
in the spring and resume publication.
Oct 17 Mrs. S. A. Vaughn and children have returned from Maxinkuckee
Nov 1 Dr. J. W. Talbott is not in the leasi discouraged over his recent bad luck as a
fisherman. He thinks that if he had no been accompanied by John Lux and Jim
McSheehy the res ult would have been different, and he would have returned
from Maxinkucke with a car load of fine fish.
Dec 17 Lake Maxinkuckee is not yet frozen over. The weather there has been quit
cold for some time past but the wind have been so high that the lake has been
unusually rough. Hunting on the lake is reported fine. Duck are mere numerous
than ever this year and rabbits and squirrels are also quite plentif ul.