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May 24, 1894

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 24, 1894
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!!i$&&®!S!$!ff8^^ vm BLUE MONDAY, It was dubbed blue Monday X" By old Mr*. Qrnndy ^ A long time ago. No wonder that under This serious blunder The working was slow. v But Mondays have brightened; Work lightened—clothes whitened Since housekeepers know Without further telling, What Fairbank is selling- See sample below. 6-CO. of Chicago, n?aKe it Washington Needs a Pled of Hameltn. Plpar GIVES RELIEF IMMEDIATELY—jf J S a Cure fOP Diseases of the Heart, Kidneys, Liver and Blood. It has no rival and is found in «very home. For sale by W, H. PORTER Thf 3«t Shoen tot We Le W. L DOUGLAS $3 SHOE FOR 6ENTLEMEN. 85, 84 and 83.5O Dress Show. 83.5O Police Shoe, 3 Soles. $2.0O, 82forWorklngmen, $2 and 81.78 for Boys. LADIES AND MISSES, 83, 82.5O 82, $1.76 CAUTION.—If »ny dcmlei offors you W. I» Donirlai •hoel lit • reduced price, or Bay• ha h»» them without the nnme stamped the bottom, put him <lotvn us a fraud, „„„„,.,__ Shoes are stvlish, easy fitting, nnd give bett on^tVhYprtoS'advcrtiscd titan any other maka. Try one pair and be cow wiwaKi. -The stamping of W. L. Dowlas' name and price on the bottom, whicb '-MVfestm-lrvalue, laves thousands of dollars annually to those who wear them, fcrs who push the sale of W. L, Dowlas Shoes gain customers, which helps to Htss the sales on their full line of Roods. They c»n nflord to Mil1 »t » lo.. prpftt. . J. B. WINTERS. IF IN NEED Get; your Letter Heads, Bill Heads, 'Statements, Envelopes and-everything •you need in the printing line at the JOURNAL OFFICE THE PAWNSHOPS. as*=» • THolpful Mlmlon Among the Poor of New York. .1. C.T.B hundred and thirty licensed porokcrs in New York, firms and, fiiii.as,. are believed to be as a r .Jicmost and straightforward men- They are in tho business : money and in ordinary times .„__„„. ^teelly do make money. Those •awe, inB.ilretl and thirty pawnshops are ;•.' lake pior inan'8 banks. They perform •''•' vqn-psv.-per and useful work that is sane'•'• ojfonvd by the law and they are of vital -,': «»*.i»erciiil Importance to a. very large ' 3jpr£k>n of the population. l?ar the wage-earner, laborer, and -J «Sfcs poor the pawnshop is a very prac- '•': <(&»! bar against eviction and starva- •", T*fa»- The pawnshop or some instltu- 'i'>3ft>» Uk« It that will loan small sums '••.''Ova* plei'.jres or on chattel mortgages or '•'-K9lttii.iiir« and personal effects, is even .useful to the people generally banks. It is ceYtainly more „„„ to prevent starvation -and .v,«a than to prevent a mere com- ,,.__-wial failure. Besides this, the small i-,i' ; J»«r*»w<wa outnumber the large bor- tiwrnmtr* ten to one. i;V , Thr terror of poverty In New Yorlt sHijaa-nmfc. A poor woman once said to an l.Side missionary who stood beside dying bed.. "Heaven, sir, I'm Jkfnl to hear what you say about Fin g-lad to go lor I hear they pays mots la Heaven." Every thirty «nmmer and winter, Is the de- I tor money—money, alwaya mow (f. Bent seems so wtter lost and : that It Is ao wonder that it ap- i GBt WMH^iPC .torroir of llfo. Heaven would begin at once for many people on the East Side—if there wore norents. Itisthisnecessity of pay- Ing every thirty d:iy« f'ind oh! how few days are these thirty) tli.it makes the pawnshop so necessary. It is estimated by persons familiar with the great district east of the Bowery that almost the entire population holds one or more pawn tickets at all times. The majority of families have a dozen, or more in their rooms tho greater part of the year. Next to rent stands the always certain uncertainty of employment. There are few trades without their dull times when wages are low or extinct. These dull times must be lived over somehow, aud the pawnbroker appears then a friend indeed. Sickness and death are expensive, and demand ready money that often only the pawnshop can supply.—Charles Barnard, in Chautau- quan. ___^— Clover is by far the b«it hay for a oow. Timothy i» a quite Inferior 'hay for making milk. Cornmeal la the bwt single grain food for a oow. It will be cheaper to buy a hay cutter, wblqb may cost only five dollars for a small one, than try to make one. —"My friend," said the solemn man,, "have you ever done aught to make the community in which you Hve the better for your living in it?" "I have done much, sir," replied the other humbly, "to purify the homes of my fellow beings." "Ah," continued th« solemn man, with a pleased air, "you f distribute traets?" "No, I ol«an oar- I —Pearson's. j Uroedy R»donti Infeit Not Only the White Home, nut Kvurj Department Hnlldlng and Office-Work Hone by R»t Catcher!, [Special Washington Lottor.l A goodly portion of tho time of evory careful housekeeper is spent in uttering maledictions upon rats and mice. Inasmuch as misery loves company it may bo comforting to tho ladies of the land to know 'that the ro- dctit pests invade the white hon.su as pestiferously as they invade the homes of the poorest of our poor. They fear not the wrath of tho rich and the great in the pomp and tho pride of their worldly estate. They revel in pulaccs here when they can, as they oat up tho crumbs of a moneyless mnn. They are not proud enough to make distinctions. There are no castes in the rat world. The rnts and mice in tho white house are not so numerous as they used to he. The latu wife of President Harrison was a home-loving woman and therefore a g-ood housekeeper; and she determined soon after her family \vus domiciled in the executive mansion that the rats must £o. An expert was sent for, and he brought some ferrets to Washington to battle with their hereditary domestic enemies. Ti)t> export carefully stopped up all of the holes except one, into which he introduced tho ferrets. The rodents ilod out of tlieir labyrinthine- underground passages through Uie only exit left open, at which trained Scotch tarriers sloOvl \vai4iins' to grab and kill them with a shako apiece. The ferrets do most important, service by seeking out the nests of your.fr rats and eating- their brains, of which they are extremely fond. On the occasion referred to the woodou floors in the basement of the executive mansion were taken up and concrete was laid down instead. This was clone mainly for the purpose of keeping out such four-footed foes in the future. The mice in the building arc few, by reason of the efficiency of a black and white cat that strayed in and settled down in the kitchen five years ago. Mrs. Cleveland had considerable trouble with white house rats during her first term in tho executive mansion, and was agreeably surprised at the commencement of her second term to find the number of tho rats grcatly rednced. She used a groat deal of poison and many traps during her first administration, but managed to keep them in subjcct'on by using traps only during her second term. The rats were so humorous, hungry, aggressive and impudent when Gen. Grant commenced his first term that Mrs. Grant compelled the removal of the stable, which then adjoined the building on the east. Kut the destruction of tho stable did not remove the rodent pests. In fact, they were so bold that one of them tripped up tho fat colored cook as she walked across' the kitchen, and she killed it by sitting down upon it. The animals made- a network of tunnels under the brick pavements and in the walls. They were not content with ordinary food, but preferred the remnants of state dinners — particularly chicken croquettes and pate de Jfoie eras. They lived high while Andrew Johnson was president, because Mr. Johnson was a high liver and did not core much about his surroundings. This was unfortunate, because thero were persons at that time resident in the executive establishment to whom the presence of rats, real or imaginary, was particularly objectionable. Subsequently, the superintendent of public buildings .the' store 'room for such good*. The dead letter office would notify a person that a parcel addressed to him was held far lack of sufficient postage. In a case of this sort it often happened that, by the time the postage was received the contents of the bundle were gobbled up. This was embarrassing and calculated to make trouble. So, two years ago a rat catcher was employed. IIo brought ferrets and cleared out tho building. Incidentally he astonished the official by crawling all around the structure, a distance of four blocks, making his way beneath the flooring of the subbasement, where there was no space to wriggle through save such as had been left in putting down the sewer and gas pipes. This ferret-like proceeding is very destructive to health, on account of the bad air and mephitic pases encountered. It was also very destructive to the rats. They have never since taken possession of tho entire department building; but they are increasing in numbers annually. There will come a time when ferreting must again be resorted to by tho ofilcials. One office, more than all others in this city, has been abased by the press and people, year in and year out, until reputable public men iiave ceased to seek appointment as the executive head of that oilice. I refer to the Ht MADE CHANGE. It Was an Old, Old Trick, Yet Be Wai THE BAD HAT AHTJ THE COOK. and grounds repeatedly tore up the floors and rebuilt the sewers, but without effect. The first good overhaul ing which the white house has received in a generation was superintended by the wife of President Hayes in the summer of 77. The family residence was taken up in the president's cottage at the National Soldiers' home, north of the city. Leaving her husband there, Mrs. Hayes drove into town every day, opened all the doors and windows and aired the white house thoroughly while tho workmen were remodeling sewers, water pipes and floors.. Billy Crump, who was steward of the white house under Hayes and Garfield, declared that a banquet committee of the older rats used to examine his books each night for the purpose of finding out what would be served for dinner the next day. Billy Crump was always something of a rat himself when it came to banqueting. Bats in the white house have always satisfied themselves with the larder; but rats in the executive departments hare sometimes been driven by hunger to eat and destroy valuable papers which cannot be reproduced at any cost. These vermin used to do a great deal of damage at .the post office department. They ate quantities of A MIDNIGHT HUNT. • bureau of pensions. But the rats and mice like the pension office very well. They witnessed its construction a few years ago, and pronounced, it g-ood. Swarms of them adopted the building as their home while it was yet in process of construction. At present tho walls arc alive with them and the floors are full of tlieir holes. They feed on tho remnants of two thousand daily lunches oaten in the building. Such scraps commonly find their way to the waste paper room, which serves tho rodents as a breeding- place. The watchmen tried at one time to reduce their numbers by shooting them with air puns, but those weapons were not very effective. At night a rustling is often heard among- the contents of the big waste baskets, which happen to be down stairs on tlieir way to the dumping place. Then tho guards pick up the suspected basket softly and carry it to the fountain in the middle of tho great court. By shaking- the receptacle they oblige Mr. Rat to jump into tho water. If ho succeeds in swimming out they dispatch him with their clubs. Many a midnight hunting expedition of this kind has occurred in the big central court, In the dim light and the mystic silence of the dreary midnig-ht hour, or the ghostly small hours after twelve. In the treasury department rats used to eat greenbacks. Many thousand dollars in good paper money have been mutilated by rats and then destroyed by cancclers and macerators. New money was always printed in its place; arid the only loss the government sustained was the expense of printing. But the rats have now no show for costly suppers of that description. The paper money is kept in fire-proof vaults, in rooms of solid granite with steel doors. It would surely produce a toothache for any rodent who might undertake to gnaw through those walls or doors. The registered bonds, in the immense office of the register of the treasury, used to be subject to the incursions of the midnight marauding rodent, but they are also secured from dang-er of that character. Moreover, the important official papers in the register's office are now filed in tens of thousands of tin pigeon holes in the top story of the treasury department. It is very strang-e that rats and mice Should so infest suoh buildings as the treasury, interior, post office department or other executive offices. The great buildings have walls from two feet to six feet thick, and the basements are all concreted, from wall to wall. But tho rats arc there, and apparently have brought their knitting and intend to stay. SMITH D. FBY. A Ooori Itoolt. Theodore Mommsen, the famous historian of Home, had not only the ap- perrance, but the manner of a scholar. Once during the half-hour's drive from Berlin to Charlottenburg tho car in which tho professor rode went badly off the track. The rest of the passengers alighted, the horses were removed, and the stranded car was left until help could be found. Mommsen remained, reading- his book. An hour paused, and tho sound of levers and jacks and the plunging of horses' hoofs aroused him from his reverie. With no sign of discomposure, he rose from his seat and went to the door. "Ah," said he, "we seem to havo come to a standstill."—San Francisco Argonaut. Onrdolnc It, "I like to see a man think a good deal of his home," said, old Mrs. Jason, "but when he stays out all night to bray about how happy a home he bat money orders and postal notes, as well ( j j hlnk he j, ouryfi^ hit afleotioa a asfiSft Jsa-tssK 1 -"^*"- *»^-i-^* *>™* It was evident that something- bad gone wrong with an oldish man who came in on a Lake Shore train from Toledo the other day. He looked all around the depot until he found a policeman and then began to unburden himself by saying: "I want you to look at this Canadian ten-dollar bill." "Yes, sir," replied tho officer, as he reached for it. "I don'tsee much Canadian money, but I shouldn't care to take this bill for a g-ood one. Have you asked anyone about it?" "The conductor said it was bad." "Let's see the ticket agent." They walked over to the window, to be told that it was not even a good counterfeit, and the officer asked of the stranger: "Did you take it for good money?" "Say! How easy it is for a man to make a fool of himself!" exclaimed tho other. "I thought 1 knew enough to fall off a 'ence when the top rail broke, but I don't! I-haven't trot l/nc sense of a barn door. I ought to be sent to an idiot asylum for a tci'in of five years!" "How did it happen?" queried the 0 111 CO!'. "A chap came into my car and nskcd me if I could give him chancre for a five-dollar bill. That is the bill. He had on goggles and seemed to have sore eyes, and I took it that he thought the ten was a live." "Chance to make five dollars!" laiig-hcd the officer. "Of course. I'm an honest man, but 1 couldn't let that chance slip. I counted him out live ones in greenbacks and put this in my pocket. After he g-ot off at Wyandotte, 1 bc<,--an to be suspicious and showed the bill to the conductor. Ever hear o£ the trick before?" "About a hundred times." "And I've bin takin' a daily paper for fifteen years and am accounted the sharpest man on f:ikcs in our town! Went rig-ht at it and beat myself with my eyes wide open. Say, have you got a machine around hero?" "What sort of a machine?" "A kicking machine—one that runs by steam -two thousand horsepower- kicks a thousand times a minute—lifts a blamed fool twenty feet high at every kick!" The officer had to tell him that no such machine had j'ct been invented, thoup-h inquired for almost every day, and the man went off up Jefferson avenue to see if he couldn't find a beer wagon to run over him.—Detroit Free Press. THE SITE OF VENICE. A Mammoth Tarts to Secure • Foundation for the City. The city of Venice is approached from behind by a railroad constructed over a stretch of swamp which is not very unlike tho near approach to several of our Now Jersey coast towns. There is a trltie more water and not so much grass, but tho ride into the city is anything but a subject for a chapter of fine romance. Out beyond thi» swamp was another swamp which was a little higher. It had been out of the water longer, and had'caught enough of seaweed, sand, shells and sediment to be fit for birds to nest on. There was one island called the Rialto, which was really quite secure, and around this one there was said to bo about seventy-five or eighty other islands which to-day are occupied by the city of Venice. Some of those were originally not islands at all. They were mere high places in a great bog, which, by the cuttin g of channels and by artificial means, were converted into more or less fit places for the erection of buildings. Without consulting history one could almost guess that such an unfavorable spot as this was not selected as the site for a city out of free choice; and, indeed, it was not. Venice was started during the fifth and sixth centuries. The inhabitants of Padua and a few moro north Roman cities, chased out by the Huns, the Goths and other tribes of barbarians, took refuge here in an Adriatic lagoon. The savages of Asia had no boats, so that the settlement was very safe, and, leading- an independent life, prospered hero by itself during the Middle Ages at a surprising rate, It was a monstrous work to make the city secure from the sea. Ship loads of stone were brought from other coasts. Dams and canals were built at a great cost, and tho residents finally got enough of dry land about them to feel moderately safe. It was still, however, a difficult thing to find foundations for the houses, especially as many of the rich men desired to put up heavy marble palaces, and it frequently costs more in Venice to-day to sink the rocks and piles for a house than it does to put on. the superstructure. Few cities have ever been built under greater difficulties.—Philadelphia Telegraph. Cied to It. The stranger at the hotel .approached the typewriter girl stationed in the reading-room and said, with some embarrassment: "I want to send a letter to a man in Milwaukee and I haven't time to sit down and write it. It wouldn't take you more than two or three minutes to click it off from my dictation, would it?" "No, sir." "An 1 that's what you're here for, isn't it?" "Yes, sir." "The—the man I want to write to has played me a scurvy trick in a business transaction and I want to use some pretty strong language. I didn't know whether—whether you would "I guess the machine can stand it," said the typewriter girl, with a yawn. "Fire away."—Chicago Tribune. —The years write their records on our hearts M they do on trees; innei circles of growth which no eye can SM. Holm. ' J" mudcMM In ~ . — • — • — • .— ;• R EMEMBER there are hundreds. X)f brands of White Lead (so called) on the market that arc not White Lead, composed largely of Barytes and Other cheap materials. 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