Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on September 20, 1896 · Page 9
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, September 20, 1896
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^j^^^. ^JJH^.^^^^-^LM^ 1 JOURNAL. TAUT TWO. LOGANSPOJiT, ItfDIAKA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 3800. PAGES 9 TO 1C. HELPS HER HUSBAND. A. WISCONSIN WOMAN LAWYER AND POLITICIAN. Vtin Wire or Ki-Concressman I-a roltotco Studlwl Lnw Tluvt Tlmlr Life Slight lie Wore Oona: lti<3 Cupltiil. MONO the successful public men of the country who owe much of their ' distinction to their wives Robert La I'otlettc of Wisconsin is one of ihe moat fortunate. Mr. I.a Toilette has already been in the state legislature and in congress, and at the republican »tate convention recently held was one k>f the leading candidates for governor. dUke Mrs. Bryan, the wife of the prcsi- Jdential candidate. Mrs. La Toilette is a (lawyer, and like her, too, she has never (practiced her profession, having stu- •dicd law that she might strengthen and jbroaden the rare sympathy and unity {that exist between her husband and Ihersclf. Like Mrs. Bryan, also, Mrs. iLa. Follettc is close at her husband's isitle in all his undertakings, adding to jwamoniy counsel a deeper insight into his work and undoubtedly proving a factor in his career, the importance of which, he would be the last to deny. \ Mrs. La Follette's scholastic career Has bccm a very remarkable one. Be- ittre- her marriage she was a Miss Belle dents were married two or three years later their friends predicted a career for them that has in no mean measure been verified. Mr. La Toilette was at that time serving as district attorney at Madison and soon after her marriage Mrs. La Fc^Ettc entered the law school of the state university, paving the way by her easy mastery of its studies and tho earnestness of purpose and strength of mind which she brought to bear upon them for all the women who have since been graduated from that institution. Her course completed, Mrs. La Follette stepped back into a purely c'.o- mestic life which she has never since left. But homo affairs did not engross her to the extent of shutting out her interest in her husband's career and when he went to Washington as the youngest member of the forty-ninth congress Mrs. La Follette,. of course, went with him and during his six years of service there gained ajx^ft^knowl- edge of the political as flffif?)- 1 ,'^ the social life of the capital. *fi£,* ; '- ! Her frioncla say that Mrs. 'La Follette would make a clever politician herself, so much does she know of political matters and so shrewd are her judgments and so wise her opinions. IGAIL DODGE'S LIFE. A. WOMAN WHO HAS LEFT HER MARK IN THE WORLD. the Llfo-Lonsr Friend of .Tamol G. BUllno—Her Enrly I.lfn w» a. Scliool- Tenolior rind Govorno«a—Wan » Forcible Writer. 1'rMcnf. nml 1'iitt In ITuiienrjr. Traveling through Hungary Is traveling through ten centuries of history. In utter contrast to the United States, where everybody is successfully striving to be like everybody else, Hungary is like one of those mountains in India, on the top of which is eternal ice and descending on its slopes through all floras we finally reach tropical exuberance eit the bottom. At Buda-Pesth the visitor will find all the refinements and HE toto Abigail Dodge, or Gaii Hamilton, was best k n o w n probably from her pungent and rather erratic writings and the strong- espousal of the political fortunes of James G. Elaine. She was of'a family of four brothers and one sister. She was horn In Hamilton, Mass., in April, 1S33. Her father's name was James B. DoJge, and her mother was Hannah Stanwood o£ Hollowoll, Me. Jacob Sta-nwood, a brother o£ Hannah, was the father of Mrs.James G. Elaine, and thus the relations, cemented by friendship, between Miss Dodge and the i Blaine family came about. Miss Dodge i was led into close friendship with Mr. ! Blaine, and at the deat'h of tho latter 9he became his literary executor, being in possession of all his papers and documents of value to her as his authorized biographer. She was engaged WESTWARD ON A WHEEL. ,' Henry "Norton, .-a painter who has lived in Camden, N. J., for several iycars is now on his way to Albert Lea., iMlrvn.. on bicycle, over the rear wheel jof which he has constructed a plat-' {form anil above this ho placed a tent. (The platform is large enough to afford {space Tor his wife and two children as fweJl as a few cooking utensils. Thus equipped be expects to make one hun- Wett miles a day. Norton is a painter and has -been OKI of work for some time. A brother whc lives ia Minnesota promised him work if ho would go out there. He had no money to pay railroad fare and was wondering what he was to do when he saw a bicycle parade and that gave him the idea for his tent on a wheel. He immediately set to work and constructed his raft and a few days ago started on his journey. [Chase ol Barnboo, where she was born i fin 1859, and after four years in the high ! lacnool of that city she entered the state 'university Jn the same class with her MRS. R. M. LA FOLLETTB. (future hnaband. Curiously enough, '.'•ate uras probably his most formidable [opponent for oratorical honors, for •though Mr. La Toilette won the great jtatercollcKlate debate, Miss Chase car- wed. off the Lewis prize for oratory Jwbett the two graduated in 1879. Mrs. •Lx Juliette's oration on commencement • day of that year was a remarkable one la. many ways. Instead of attempting to mAW the problem ol the universe in . sweet girl graduate fashion she took -as h«r «nbject the care and education of •When these two brilliant joung etu- latest innovations of our breathless time. Two hcurs by rail from Eucla- Pcsth, the calm and simplicity o£ pre- renaisEance times will embrace him in one o£ the old manors, built mostly by architects or in the style of the Italian quattrocento, with vaulted rooms, enormous hall, one story high, musing in the breezy shade of poplars and beeches. This variety of humanity naturally gives rise to that most exquisite of things, to types. For the poet, the artist, the thinker and for all who need types full of rugged ipse, Hungary is the land. But for the obstacle of the languages, Hungary would long ago have become tho favorite study of novelists. As her music has a minor scale differing from that of western music, so her peoples ascend and descend the gamuts of sentiments in intervals and rhythms different from occidental emotionality.—Nineteenth Century. The l'ro>rrei!ilv« J»p«. Mr. Hurst, the British consul at Tai- nan, in southern Formosa.concludes his latest trade report by saying that the Japanese are showing great energy in the development of the internal communications of the land, and during the five months that had passed at the date ol the report in March, eince they landed left more marks of their presence on the face of the country than their predecessors effected in as many decade? GAIL'HAMILTON. (From an.old print, reputed to be the only picture Miss Dodgo ever had taken.) as- frequently as her health would permit on Mr. Blalno's biography from the time of his death until her illness of hist year, and it is thought her untir ing devotion to the work was instrumental in bringing about that pros tration. The scene of her birth was a ramblnlg old house, now standing near the Methodist camp meeting grounds. II belonged to Gall's grandfather, Jonathan Dodge, and there she lived with her parents until the old/ man died. The family property -was then divided, and James Dodge with his children moved to a small house near the Wenham Station. .Miss Dodge had begun to acquire considerable success and prominence as a writer when her father and mother died, and she tnea was able to buy the place which she made her home. Miss Dodge alended the public schools in ,Ha,inilton until sho was 13 years old. She then went to Cambridge to Dr. Alvah Smith's school. This was a fashionable old training school in -its day for tho young folks of the old colony families. Thence she went to the Ipswich Academy in Ips- wi(»j, kept by the Rev. John P. Cowles, and there the finishing touches o£ her school education were received. This, too, was a celebrated school in those times, though now only a weather- beaten, deserted old building and a revered memory remain. Miss Dodge then had attained her twentieth year, and as a starter in taking care of herself she determined to teach school. A place was offered her in the Hartfo-rd, Conu., high, school. Her peculiar independence was brought out in that. Gail refused to pass any examination to prove her fitness for the place. The committee- members firmly insisted that such were the conditions ail young teachers had to undergo. Miss Dodge, however, was obdurate. "If you don't like me," said fihe, "you can fire me. I can try it, and later developments will be -the best tests of my capability." Try it she did, and a pleasant impression It wa..- that she made. Miss Dodge as a pupil had besn quick to learn and brilliant in the expression of her thoughts. Her scholarship, however, was not considered as thorough or finished by -her teachers as :hat of her sister, Hannah. Her quickness and gift of expression and communication, however, stood her In good stead in the schoolroom, and is not a little the element to which she owed success as a writer and "maker of books." From Hartford she entered the family of Prof. Bailey ,the mathematician, and former editor of the National Era, as governess. She occupied that position for some time, and left.it to engage in literary pursuits. Gall Hamilton, as her books show, was a ready and vigorous writer. She threw her works off with steam engine speed. She said she had no literary methods. She did the greater part of her writing In the morning and gave the afternoon to recreation, which meant walking or riding. She was a famous pedestrian. Her books are the result, as she put It, or outsltle irritation. This, translated into a homely illustration, menns that she was something like the Irishman, who "when he saw a head hit'it." She needed some cause to excite'her interest, or some measure to arouse her contempt, to start her pen. Her writings, as a result, are largely polemical, dealing with current topics and questions of controversy. Her style of thought and "•manner of expression are vigorous ami masculine, 'l.'he latter characterization, together with her pseudonym, led many to mistake her sox. She selected Gail from the latter part of Abigail and Hamilton from the town of 'her birth'. Some of her best known books are: "Country Living and Country Thinking," "Woman's Worth and! Woman's Worth'leesness/' "Scientific Farming," "Our Common Schools," "What Think Ye of Christ?" a study of the testimony of the English Bible; "A Battle of the Books," and "Woman's Wrongs." Miss Dodge's peculiar onslaught on political methods and politicians that displeased her are known. This same independent, • self-assertion marks lier in her social relations. She was little known to the villagers at Hamilton, despite the fact (hat her life has been passed there. She traveled much. A Pullman car conductor tells an amusing story of his experience with her. Miss Dodga anrl Mrs. Blaine were once traveling together on a pass made out for Mr. and Mrs. Blaine. The conductor looked at the pass and then quietly asked which was Mrs. Blaine. That woman nodded, and the conductor then asked Gail for her ticket. "Ticket," said she, "why, I am Mr. Blaine." And she was tor that trip. Shrewd as Miss Dodge was, however, she occasionally was taken in. An illustration was the fa.ith she placed in Mrs. Howe and her woman's bank sc'heme. Misa Dodge was Indignant with the newspapers when they started to expose the fraud, and herself went so far as to write an article for the Atlantic Monthly in defense. MAJOR BURGES BALL. THE NEAREST LIVING RELATIVE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. HALE JOHNSON. Tho Prohibition CcDilIcIuto for the Vice Presidency. Hale Johnson, candidate for Vice- President on tho national prohibition "ticket, is a good, patriotic citizen, with worthy and 'spotless record. He was named' for John P. Hale, the freo soil candidate^r .President in 1852, was educated in the common schools,£ought for tho flag of his country from the time he was 17 until he reached his majority, and when peace was restored he became an instructor in a public school. Mr. Johnson moved with his family from Indiana to JlKno's after the war. In 1S71 he married Mary E. Loofburrow of Washington Court House, Ohio. In 1S75 he was admitted to ihe oar of Illinois, and since 1877 he has practiced in the town of Newton with Judge James W. Gibson for his partner. Mr. Johnson was a republican before ho became a prohibitionist. He served the republican party as delegate to its local and state conventions and might have had no small honor in return had he not preferred to retire from it. Since that time he has been prominent in prohibition politics and was named for governor by the state convention. Ho Eoopn a Cljjur Suiml in Court of thn Vonttlon Ortlco ivt the Capital — II* Cloudy Kcsouible» 111* DMIncoUliod Relative. AJOR Burges Ball, the nearest living relative of George jj! Washington, keeps ffl a cigar stand in tae court of the tension office at "Washington. The Illustrated - American has just published a, new portrait of the major, which is aere reproduced. Major Ball bears a slose resemblance to his illustrious ro.l- itive, but is by no means puffed up concerning either his kinship to Jie great patriot or the unmistakable likeness ho bears to him. Indeed, Major Ball is the only person who doesn't seem worried about the fact that Washington and he are nearly related by blood. He conducts his little business in his own way, and is very polite to ill his customers. The Sons of the American Revolution, who take a groat pride in their ancestors, "took him up" and thoroughly investigated his gene- aloGp. Ho did not ask them to do it, nnd when they satisfied themselves that he was about as eligible- for membership in their body as anybody and niece of the general, and that relation-• ship is as near as .my on the Washing- j ton. side. Major Ball is a cousin of: George Washington Bail, who maintained a regiment at his own expense during the revolution, and who was a friend of Washington. PARLIAMENT NIGHT SITTINGS. MAJOR BURGES BALL. ~ Made him a life mem'ber of their organization without the payment of dues, Major Ball did not refuse to join them. He is the only member who pays no dues. The major was born in. the old homestead in Loudon County, Virginia, and started out in life as a humble clerk. In 1S-IO he went west j and gained great repute as an Indian I fighter and pioneer in California. He | joined the confederacy and seceded from the union which his historic kinsman fought so hard to establish, and when the war was over he found himself homeless and destitute. His grandfather, Colonel Burges Ball, was a cousin of Mary Ball, Washington's mother. He married Frances "Washington, a They Aro Exc-andlng'? Worrying; tf Commoner* anil Employe*. (Fro% the St. James Gazette.) It is on officials of the house that the strain of all-night sittings falls most severely. In the case of the clerk at the table and other officials whose duties keep them well in evidence, the hardships involved ought to be sufficiently obvious to the least considerate of members. But in addition there are a large number of persons employed about the house, all of whom must wait till tho house closes, and many of whom have to be on duly early again in the morning. Several officials on. Friday morning did not leave the house till 5. and returned at 10. The same hardship falls, in a slightly less degree, on the police. Inspector Horslcy does his best by relieving the constables who are most hardly pressed, but when the house sits all night the nominal eight hours' duty of the London constable rises to thirteen or fourteen hours. There is one official of tho house whose trial in connection with all-night sittings might be often mitigated by means of a very slight alteration in the rules of the house. It is ihe theory of the house of commons that a committee of the whole house is an entirely different body from the house itself, and is, therefore, incapable of adjourning the hov.se. Consequently, as soon as the committee has finished Its business, the speaker has to be summoned from the arm chair, in which he has probably been dozing, and has to so through the farce of reading the remaining orders of the day and then declaring the house adjourned. It would be perfectly easy to provide -'.hat after a long sitting of committee of whole house chairman should have power to declare the adjournment without summoning the speaker. If it would give more satisfaction to the purists of procedure, the chairman might first take the chair as deputy' speaker and wait for the mace to be put on the table, Then all would oo in order. : • •'•-.•"? ' ClcanninC Cr.ink Axle Ee Rather than attempt to remove the crank axle bearings for cleansing purposes it is advisable to take out ihe saddle post and pour kerosene or ben- zine down the perch tube. This will flush the bearings sufficiently. After doing this do not fail to thoroughly draw off ihe oil.— New York Press. PJij«lcUn»" Prescription* In France. In France there is a law compelling physicians to write their prescriptions in "the language o£ the country. ONE OF THE TOWERS OF THE NEW BROOKLYN BRIDGE. HALE JOHNSON. Just as he was developing as a strong candidate he was transferred to ;he national ticket. How ti Jeweler Cleans Jon p al«. First have your little box of jeweler's sawdust. To clean the jewels some warm water, castile soap and a t:oft brush are necessary. A few drops of ammonia in the water will be a help. Scrub them very gently with the brusk and a little soap. The brush will remove the dirt under the stones very easily. Rinse well with hot water, dry in a towel and put In your sawdust till needed. The latter will absorb all moisture that is left, and, when shaken oft, will leave the gems.very brilliant Put them Into it each time alter Bearing. They will keep clean for a long time, as the sawdust removes particles of dirt. Castile soap contains less grease than any other kind; hence its use fcr this purpose IWi-xIfBD Or»neo« It takes a Mexican orange train from six to nine days to run from that country to Chicago. The average crop ol oranges in Mexico is 1,000 per tree. The average age of the tree. Is- fifteen years. • Chief Engineer Buck of the East River bridge has made the assertion that tho -big structure, -though o£ steel, will be thoroughly artistic and ornamental. To prove what he said he authorized the publication o£ a picture of one of the towers. The steel portion la 330 feet above the stone foundation,which -will be 22% teet above high water. The towers will more nearly re- semble those of the Point bridge at Pittsburg than any qother American bridge. "The commissioner;!," said Mr. Buck, "have had in view the artistic appearance of the bridge from the very- first. Strength ie of primary Importance, of course, but there is no reason why a structure that is to stand for, ages should not be a thing of beauty.", —From the New York Journal. • ; - -'

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