Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 26, 1894 · Page 4
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 26, 1894
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The Pennsylvania Station, fennsylvania •fraJna Bun by Central Ttme AH FOILOWS T * D»ll7. t Dkllr. u»pt Bondw. land ...... *UBOa m • 8,00am * «.OOS» • 2.00am .. m • 8. •«*•"» •aMmnsti;:"t B«am ,ll.»D» m.T HW ft « and Cbltafo f 7.1Kpl T, Jl.«ass ::f&2»anT|mopiS V. H. LOCK WOOD, I PATENT LAWYER, v « K. Market Stneet, IndimapolU. »in all courts, U«Uly Talld patents r pnented on reaioBable terms. Expert . jman In tbe office. sforlntoruaUon. ijAILY JOURNAL _ I etwr day In tbe week (exoep Monday K; '•'.;", tv tte LoMMPoitr JOOMUL Co. OmciAL PAPHH or TH» CITY. liter Annum i PDF Month $8.00 . 60 -1 an weond-claw matter at tne Logani- (Offlo*, February 8, —"' 3AY MORNING. MAY 26. Jg»«M»^t^»*^ > ^ Mll ^^^ M ^^^* a " CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. nond li noted for Its daughter I and the arneU of blood Thun. 1 not Inure to Judge Johnston's >w* , lODf »nd exciting oonteit In the ' oongreaaional dUJrlot closed epirUed controversy in Lake and rival delegatloni came tb« oonrantion from that county, Mention, Thursday. t)w coaventlon met, the oom« :0nor«4entiftli Rare four houri ; ivldenoe and argument on .tt of this: oonteit and then l"by a TOU of flte to v three to Will* the. oontrpvOTiy by leatlog both dalegatloni and giving eion fifteen votes, one-half. This was treating each set of contestants with equa fairness and under the circumstances was a very happy compromise. The action would not have defeated Judge Johnston for the nomination but his supporters were unduly alarm ed and withdrew from the convention Why they lost their heads and bolted no cue knows. The rest was easy. It took ninety-three votes lo nom loateand niaety-nineVoted forLandie after the Johnston men withdrew him from the contest by withdrawing themaolvoa. Judge Johnston was the victim o very bad management on the part o his friends. Tbe lines of content were cloeely defloed days ago but no stops were taken to defend. It is a wel settled principle that a judge can no sit In his own case. Until it is decided which U the proper delegation contestants cannot vote. With Lake county in contest. Lake count;, had no vote until the contest was decided and the convention was in the hands o: the rest of the delegates. They stood 78 for Johnston and 76 for Landis normally but this did not give the Johnston men the strength they ought to have had, as the sequel shows. By the taotlcs customary in such cases they ihould have made them* selves secure against possible preju< dice by a counter contest, tying up enough Landis delegates to give them a good working majority.. Fending the settlement of the ques tlon, Lake county did not vote and the vote ran very close, sometimes one side being In the majority by one or two and sometimes the other tide During all of this time a challenge of tbe vote of the counties and a call of the roll would have given Johnston four majority. Four delegates, pledged to Judge Johnston on final ballot, voted their preferences on these preliminary questions but would not have done so on open vote and the oonven tion wai completely in control of the friends of Judge Johnston if they had taken pains to discover it. A bolt of the Lake county delegation wts the only hope for the Landis men. It bad been threatened and was hoped for. On final ballot, Lake county voting 16 and 16, Johnston would (have had four majority in apite of everything. The men had been instructed for him or were pledged to him and the appeals of the Jandls men were In vain. The Lake county delegation made good its threat to withdraw, however, and liandls was nominated. The final vote, after this contest was settled would have been: LAHDIS. Carroll ............................... 22 •ass 's«per ,aice Mewton PortCT Fills*! White . 16 8 21 DO HI Tbe most the Landis men could get out of this situation waa two or hree promises on preliminary votes and with this small stock in trade they duffed the Johnston men into abandoning the field. They did not tteal the convention. It belonged to Johnston any time be claimed it They did not do an injustice to Lakecoun* y. They decided a contest by a half ,nd half compromise which still gave Johnston the convention by four ma- orlty. If they had been doing an In- ustlce they would have seated all tho Lake county contestants and made ' nomination sura. They did not want to do this. They had no In- intlon of defeating Judge Johnston by unfair means but they were willing o use all honorable tactic* and they lid so successfully. When Judge Johnston's friends left the convention, after the decision in Ike Lake county contest, they left a victory and sought a defeat. Judge Johnston's own figures urnlshed to his friends show this to be true also and tbe success of the Landis men lies in the sole fact that they scared Judge Johnston's friends nto making an Ignominious retreat. The fight was a royal one In march, counter march and manceuvar and In the design and execution did credit to the men who planned and carried It out. As the situation stands, by the affidavits of the delegates, it can be shown that the bolt of the Johnston men Is alone responsible for Judge Johnston's defeat and Judge Johnston ilmself when he realizes this will no doubt acquiesce gracefully. Mr. Landis has been honorably and fairly nominated and is entitled to the support of all Republicans. He is cer- worthy of that support WITH THE J)EKV18HES, Not All of Them Can Claim to Be Religious Enthusiasts, The Ore»t Majority, In Fuct, Are Nothing Morn Than r»r»«It«i—Other Cltntoi Frittornlxfl with Foot> and Mtrolllng- Acton—Persian Poetry. [Spet:?ui Lottor.l Among 1 tho fow roinnntic facts the, are facts and us true to-day us during Haroun al Uachid's timn, none wil touch tho iniu-r sensibilities of tin, traveler in tlic orient so pleasantly ant will realize the expoctatioas he has, formed of that region no .fjillj' as the dervish. He is one of the last remain ing vestiges of n, peculiar civilization— onco overtopping that of benightec 1 Europe —which is fust disappearing Like the brawny friar of old, tho der vish leads u life free from care and toil, a life which to our uicor western perceptions may appear ifruoble, but which assuredly is not devoid of charm True, like everything In the orient, he has degenerated. Formerly assimil ating- the nobletit thought, the highest aspirations of which Islam is capable tho dervish of to-day is, as a rule,' a homeless vagabond and tramp. One feature is common to them ull—pictur- esque roggedness—-but otherwise they differ greatly in outward semblance. Many of them hail from northern India, while the rest is made up of Turks, of Koords, Turcomans and Afghans, oi nefrro converts from Africa, of Arabs and Mcsopotamians, Lcsghians and other denizens of the Caucasus. All of them, however, are "benghees," i. e., smokers of "benffh" or hasheesh. The outfit for one of those gentry is not very extensive. A more or less soiled and tattered garment of cotton stuff, a tiger or bear skin slung over tho shoulder (being bedstead and mattress combined), a lonp staff whose carved handle frequently forms tho Arabic character for "yaall"—a sort of mystic Incantation, together with the horn of the argali (to give notice of his approach to the benevolent), n hasheesh pipe and a "kaeshkull" (cocoanut Bhiill to receive bis food and drink in) —these are about his earthly belongings. For the rest he depends on charity, which never fails him. His life is a perennial doke far nientt. He will Bit at -ome cool and shady HOWLLSe DBBVISH. corner and Indulge in meditations from sunrise to sundown. These he will Interrupt at the approach of a charitably-inclined person, stretching forth bis hand and remarking in a shrill voice: "Ya bakk" (O! Eternal Truth!), receive his alms very leisurely, and then sink back into his absorbing thought This is a fair specimen of the begging dervish, the class which makes ip nine-tenths of the fraternity. Their peculiar form of dissipation, hasheesh, is responsible for their short lives. Pew of them survive the age of forty. They are ignorant, lazy and useless, pet the tolerance which they have en- loyed for the past one hundred years, oecauso of their self-chosen poverty still permits them to form a larjje parasitic class of the population throughout the Mohammedan east. In Persia alone they number about 100,000. Somewhat on a higher plane are iboso dervishes called "Ahlo azad 1 * \freo people). Like the others they ire eternal wanderers, and liko them ihey are addicted to the noxions drug. Uut they pretend to some style and comfort, making their pilgrimages on tho backs of donkeys or oxeu (horses Doing forbidden them by their canons), and look comparatively clean and wholesome. Among them ara men of noble lineage and high connections. The son of a former grand vizier of ;he shah, for instance, and the brother of the present treasurer of that ruler selong to them. There are among the "Ahlo azad" some who are street corner expounders of the sacred scriptures of the Moslem, and a few of them are men as eloquent and as popular as Talmage in this country or IVro Hya- jinthe in France, but tho great bulk of ;hem are curbstone poets, professional story-tellers and wandering troubadours. And it is of this class of dervishes that I would like to speak of ip.re, as being by all odds the most in- cresting of their class. The most of them are gay and lively, and anything but zealots. As a rule ihey make common cause with the 'lootis" for tho spoliation of the dear public. These "lootis" deserve a word >y themselves. They are very much what our minstrels must hav6 been in the later days of chivalry. They are strolling actors and singers, cutthroats arid rowdies, not above exhibiting* ?unch and Judy show, and again gush- ng forth a vein of rare, genuine poet- Wterover there Is a revolt Brain** the established authority, the lootis ^are sure to'have a finger in the pie, and •wherever plunder Is to be made or a free flpht to be had, they may be encountered. Most of the lootis hail from the south of Persia, especially the province of Shiraz, and they invariably curry a khandjar (carved dag- per about 18 inches long) in their gir- dlo. Theoretically they may be good Moslems, but practically they repudiate every one of Mohammed's precepts —drink hard, fight hard and swear hard. And with these rather debonair gentlemen the "Ahle azad" are usually hand-in-glove. The strong hold which the "Ahle azad" undoubtedly have upon tho popular hearts in Moslem countries, especially Persia, is due to their being excellent story-tellers. One day, while aimlessly strolling through some narrow streets in Teheran, I came across a sceue which impressed itself vividly on my memory. On a deserted square, opening suddenly from oft the densely inhabited lane, a crowd of perhaps 500 was assembled—mon, women and children. The women, closely veiled, squatted a la Pernanc in the front ranks, with their children standing or sitting NEQBO DERVISH AND COMPANION, by them, while the men stood up or sat behind, and the neighboring housetops were likewise packed with people of both sexes, all intently listen- Ing. In the center of this huge circle stood a handsome dervish, bareheaded and in the glory of his raven locks, gesticulating and telling a tale from .the Arabian Nights. His Persian was not only fluent and elegant, but it was full of poetical images and liberally Interlarded with quotations from the Koran and from the poets, Haflz, Baadi and Djellal-Eddin, once likewise dervishes of the same land. His voice rose and fell like a melodious fountain, while his arms and hands accompanied the words with highly dramatic gestures. When he came to a pathetic point in his tale, where Hassan, his hero, lay wounded and deserted by all save hie faithful magical friend, the nightingale, the dervish's voice was full of choked tears, and the audience broke out In murmurs of "PoorHoa- sani" "Faithful Bulbul!" When Hassan, later oh, was saved from an ignominious death by the same love-lorn bird, the audience enthusiastically indorsed this action. Thus they were swayed by his words, unaided by stage setting or decorations, as the wind sways rushes by the water side. This man, In fact, was a natural poet snd actor, if I ever saw one. In America he might have become a Booth and a Poe combined—in Persia he was but a half-starved, ragged dervish. For poetry is a profession which does not pay In Persia—no more than It does In Europe or America. It is strange, too. Nowhere else, probably,, on this wide earth ore the people—the common, uneducated people —of so poetical a turn. Poetry fairly oozes out of them. Why, I have heard a Persian clodhopper by the wayside talk in all but verse 3f passing events, and quote some epl- ^rammatio dictum of Saadi in con- Urination of his views. And no nation so cherishes her poets, nowhere are the masterpieces of a literature so deeply engrafted and ingrained on the common stock of the language as is the case In Persia. With all that, poetry is neglected nowadays. While every Persian learns to recite the poets of DEBVISH IN MEDITATION. old, nobody wants any Persian poetry of to-day. Once in awhile, it is true, ,he sha,h. or one of his governors or Highest of all in Leavo^ ^ Power.—Latest * f . S. Gov't Repor Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE princes, requires a poem in praise commemoration of this or that, bu what they want and reward is hyper bole of the wildest kind, a conccn trated essence of the strongest flat tcry. So, of course, they £<:t that, Im no poetry. Wor.F vo.v SCIIIKRBBAND. EGYPTIAN WEDDINGS. Deftcrlptlnn of the C«romonle» Attend! Thoie Important Events. An invitation to an Egyptian wed ding should never be declined if on wishes to see something 1 novel and it terestinfr, and the high-class Egyptian are much flattered and honored if El ropeans attend these entertainments One of their reasons for welcoming: Et: ropean women is that this is one of th few opportunities which the mal Egyptians have to dance and talk wit ladies—a rare treat for them. Th men are well educated and intelligent They usually speak English, and thej all speak French. Then, too, the En ropean woman has an opportunity t< ' visit the harem and penetrate the in I tcrior of that mysterious spot. Her [ one sees the native women with I out their veils, and in all splendor of their jewels, of whicl they are exceedingly fond; an< this is one of the very few chances which they have of displayini their possessions to each other. Thf little bride of fifteen, at whose wed ding a Bazar writer was present, had among her wedding-gifts three dia mond tiaras and fifty-six shawls! He bedroom, which she furnished herself was very beautiful, and, among othei luxurious appointments, were cut-glass bowls and pitchers on the wash-stand fine linen towels heavily embroidered with gold, a silver toilet set on th dressing-table, and on the little tabl by the bed, a gold tray, with gol pitcher and cups to match, and man; other modern European articles abou* the room, showing that the Egyptiai woman is progressing in some direc tions »t least, notwithstanding he limited environment. There is n< church ceremony for the bride; the groom goes to the mosque and prays she meanwhile waiting for his return seated on a throne in her apartment and gazed at by many women. When the bridegroom came, at a weddlnj witnessed by the Bazar's correspondent, the litile trembling brid< arose, her veil was put over her face and from an opposite door the proces eion entere i—eunuchs carrying torches singing women, and then the groom dressed in a conventional modern Eu ropean dress suit He-was a good-look' ing fellow of twenty-two years. He had been educated in France, and had imbibed many progressive ideas. He advanced to the bride and raised her veil, seeing thus her face for the first time (what an anxious moment!) looked at her intently for a moment, and bent over and kissed her. The friends then stepped forward and offered their congratulations, much as we do at home. Those who were free to do so went down stairs, guided by the eunuchs through many intricate passages, anc opening a number of heavily-boltec gates, until we reached the main pan of the palace, where the military band was playing, and supper was served toi one thousand parsons.—Harper's Bazar. FOREIGN GOSSIP. " —In Denmark the value of real estate has increased £193,000,000 in thirty seven years. This result is due to the breaking up of the large estates of the nobility and their purchase by the peasantry. —The conquest of Egypt by the Saracens deprived Europe of papyrus, and caused the destruction of innumer able ancient works, the writing ol which was scratched out that the parchment might be used again. —Toronto unions demand of aldermanic candidates that they shall vote for the abolishment of the property qualification for aldermen; union wages on city work and the abolish mentof the contract system on city work. —In the recent fire at Duncombe Park Lady Feversham lost her diamonds, which were valued at £10,000. Under the direction of the insurance company the ruins were most carefully examined where Lady Feversham'B boudoir was, with the result that half the diamonds have been recovered. —The last memorial received by Mr. Gladstone as prime minister, asked him to use his influence to get the Irish Sunday-closing and early-Saturday-closing bill passed into law »t an early period. The memorial was signed by over three hundred representative people from all parts of Ireland, including twenty-eight bishops and the.head,?.of qther relicrious bodies. Awaroed Highest Honors-World's Fair. ^PRICE'S Baking •^•k • ^sr Powder tit only Port Cream of Tartar Powder.-No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes—4b Years the Standard —The holders of season tickets at the Milan opera house (Italy) raised a tremendous row because there was so much Wapner. At the twentieth performance of "Walkyrie" they prevented the orchestra from playing, drove the musical director from the hall, threatened to break up the stage and organized a resistance amid the most terrible hubbub. They drove the police from the theater. At last the place was closed. \ —Mr. Campbell, of Dwake, New Zealand, eradicates the Canadian thistle thus: "About twelve monthn afro, I had a patch of these thistles on.my farm, to which I applied a slight dressing of powdered brimstone by sowing broadcast with the hand, somewhat similar to sowing artificial manure. This wholly eradicated tbe weed. Brimstone is a never-failing cure for the thistle. It destroys nil vegetable life, and ground treated as I have explained will not support life for two years afterward, but after that period has elapsed it can again be worked, with satisfactory results." THIS CURIOUS THING Is a Sweat Gland. Its mouth is called a. PORE. There are 7,000,000 in the human skin. Through them are discharged many impurities. To close them means death. Sluggish or clogged pores- mean yellow, mothy skin, pimples, blotches, eczema. I The blood becomes impure^ Hence serious blood humors. ^Perfect action of the pores 'Means clear, wholesome- skin, pure blood, Means beauty and health.. •ACNInlD. CUTICURA RESOLVENT Exerts a peculiar, pm-ifying action upon the skin, and through it- upon the blood. Hence its cures of distressing humors are speedy, permanent and economical. Like all of the CimcuRAS, it is pure, sweet, gentle, and effective. Mothers are its warmest friends. Sold IhKrartout th« world. Price, $t. POTT»« VG AND CHUM. Cour.. Sole Prop*., Boiton. How to Cure Every Humor," nulled free- For Pimples, use Cutlcura Soap. WOMEN FULL OF PAINS Aches, and ireikiietKi find comfon, «m(th, nxf mewed Tiulity in Cuticun Pinter, the nrit and «llr pui-killing, ncrTC-tuencUMiiiic plutet. Medical and Surgical Instate For tbe Treatment of Cbrouic and Private Diseases,. Diseases of Women, Catarrh, Bronchitis, Consumption* Cancers, Tumors, Stomach and Lung Troubles. 5,000 cases treated during tbe last' three years with a success that has- never been equalled outside of the eastern cities. We have all the new methods and all the apparatue- with which to apply them. We will :ell you just what we can do for yon> and charge nothing for the examination, Drs. CHRISTOPHER & LONGKNKCKKR 417 Market St., Logansport. ^ DR. TRUAX, THE SPECIALIST. OVER STATE NATIONAL BANK- Lun After fourteen yeara of «el8ntl«c itndi of Nose. nn« Liver, and e.11 Dlnoasfts of « Chronic Nature; Tdopted my present form <**<*£a£i*S£ ave conducted a niceeiisfnl practice In tneaDove- oordialljr Inrtte >ou or >onr to* Itt ended STORAGE. For storage In large or small uantlties, apply to W.D. PRATT. Pollard A Wilson war«houst>

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