Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 24, 1898 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 24, 1898
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t>MLY PHAROS TUESDAY, MAY 24. 1898. that kind or talk for awhile by nis brilliant victory, but the masterly Inactivity of'the strategic board has caused the criticism to revive. C"Glve Sampson and Schley a chance. Let them get after the enemy with Instructions to destroy his fleets and his forts, and above all, 'don't tangle them up with Instructions^ " CIVIL WAR FLOTSAM. RELICS THAT RECALL THE DAYS OF STRAIN IN SIXTY-ONE. and Hnmor Di«pl»T«d on Both Side, tbe IJne-StEdle* of Envelope* Popular With Soldier. —Ttocl* S»m » Spiwktoe F»ther-John Bnll In Ww Caricature*. y naval parlance it looks as though Major Steele has bis opponents "bottled up.'' THE strategy board is keeping the war news from the people, II It has »ny. It may have none. THE Spanish fleet is short of coal. There are some marines In congres- eional waters that are short of votes. POSTMASTER POWELL is showing his gratitude towards Major Steele by back-capping Judge McConnell. There will be a day of reckoning. WE venture to say that If the Spanish fleet Is still in the harbor of Santiago, Sampson will go In and get it. That Is what Dewey aid at Manila. .._ BKOTHEK NICHOLSON Is a picture of loneliness. Major Steele plucked his tall-feathers and he appears as one who had been run through a political barbed wire fence L --THIS government should not Inaugurate a policy of territorial aggrandizement. It might be good policy to take possession of Cuba, but spare us Irom the infliction of Hawaii »nd the Philippines. THE senate is still wrestling with the revenue bill. It is likely that the proposition to issue 1609,000,000 of coin bonds will be agreed to. Wall itreet is clamoring lor more bonds and Wall street must be appeased. THE Cass county contingent favoring Steele are pressing the congressman lor favors. They insist that Case county has been given tbe cold shoulder, and ol the many things at Steele's disposal they have received caught. IT appears Irom Gary Cowgill's own Btatement that he quit the race lor cyrigress reluctantly. In a published Interview he said: "I had hoped that Mr. Steele, who has held the office now .lor nearly twelve years, and in tact has been in some public office nearly all his Hie, would be content with what the party has already done lor him and would, as was said lor him by nis friends at the last convention, keep out ol the race. He has not seen fit, however, to do so, and so far as I am concerned, I have lelt very little inclination to buck his machine ol appointees and promises to office in try- Ing to secure this place lor myself. 1 like to work lor my party and lor my Iriends, but have not much taste lor these political iquabbles on my own account. 1 ' MAJOK STEELE comes up buoyantly every time with a solid delegation from Grant county. He is a man ol ordinary—very ordinary—ability, but he always has some scheme on foot that gives promise ol benefiting Grant county. He got ibe credit of securing the location ol the National soldiers' home at Marion, He now promises to secure the location ol the proposed government armor plate iactory lor Marlon. There Is no likelihood ol this proposed government industry being established lar away Irom the supply of raw material, but there ie enough uncertainty about the point at which it will be located as to give Steele an opportunity to play upon the credulity ol his constituents in Grant county. He has them in a state ol expectancy which will last until alter the election. Statesman Lacks Foresight. Hon. James F. Stutesman, when a member ol the legislature, constructed the Eleventh congressional district. He made it small In dimensions but large la its Republican majority. Brother Statesman's ambition to go to congress dates bacit to his college days. When he constructed the Eleventh congressional^ district he expected that Major Steele would either die soon or get tired of running for ooogress. But up to date Steele Is neither dead nor disinclined to shirk official responsibility. Brother Nicholson, of Kokomo, must feel that Steele is a very live man. Nicholson's disfiguration resembles the work of the buzz-saw. That Steele is anxious to go back to congress is evidenced by the estimated expenditure of $2,500 In one county to secure eighteen delegates to the congressional convention and as much more in other counties to secure • the number required to insure a renomlnation. Besides the use of money as an Instrumentality of achieving success, the patronage at Steele's disposal has been doled out to lihose woo were willing to pladge loyalty to the political aspirations of the donor. Bro. Stuteaman made the mistake ol using Grant county in the construction of the Eleventh congressional district. He should have shut Steele out. Had he done so, James Stutesman might now be a congressman and Major Steele might be hold- Ing some appointive office where he could do no harm. Bro. Stutesman, like many other men, lacks toreslght. [Copyright, 1S9S, by the Author.] Back in thrt tumultuous era when time was measured by heart throbs and punctuated into epochs by the cannon's dreadful roar few people recsgnized that the nation was making tremendous history- Life was too tense then for reflection. Things wonderful in peace were passed over as tbe most ordinary commonplaces. Emotion, action, comprehension, were keyed to so high so garish a pitch that even the simplest matters of everyday life took on a crude and glaring individuality. But hardly anybody thought of keeping mementos for the instruction or entertainment of later days. In all the breadth of these United States there are but few collections of the ephemera; of that stirring One of the completes! of these few, that of Mr. Charles C. iloreau of New York city, has furnished all that hereinafter appears It fills many handsome volumes and includes pretty well everything from illuminated patriotic songs to tickets issued by some barracks humorist which read: "Park Barracks. Good for one bath in the city hall fountain." Thorn are also tobacco labels bearing the portnvrtfc of th« best known Union generals, each surrounded by a border of rad, white and blue. More curious still is an assortment of the small envelopes used by New York firms when they made shift with postage stamps for change. About ever}- well known name of that day appears on them as well as the amounts they were supposed to contain, the figures ranging from 1 cent to 75. As you glance at them the collector tells you, smiling, how the original Lorenzo Delmonico, who then had his establishment upon the comer of Chambers street and Broadway, got a fine fright because of these tiny things. He had some waggish friends, who wanted to plague him. In traitors." - cannon -b«ns Deneara a tig are labeled, "The only arguments foe traitors." Beneath a picture of Jefferson Davis dangling from a sallows is the significant inscription, "Long may he wave: A set of five envelopes shows different scenes of a prizefight, tbe pugilists Lincoln and Davis, of course winding up with Lincoln triumphant There are many rhymed inscriptions. Here are two from opposite sides. This accents the meaning of a waving flag: A onion of hearts, a union of hands, A union that none may sever; A union of lakes, a nnion of lands, Tbe American Union forever! This is set below a fieldpiece: Southrons, hear your country coll yonl Up. lest worse than death befall youl Hi'ar the northern thunders mutter I Shall their nags to south winds nutter? There are many envelopes reminiscent of this "On to Richmond" agitation. Several bear that motto under various devices. One Fhows a small document, presumably a death warrant, and is inscribed, "General Scott's pass to Jeff Davis out of \ ir- ginia." Another shows an elephant in full o o FOB JOIST RBPRKBESTATrVE, Ambroee O'Brien, of Fulton county, will be a candidate tor joint representative of the counties r.f Pass and Fulton, subject to the decision of the. Democratic nominating conven To'voters:-! will be a candidate for Joint Representative of Cass and Fulton counties ubjeot to tne decision of delegate*, and I earnestly solicit tae support of Democrats— Arthur Meuler. Fulton county. Thanameof 0 A. Davis, of Rochester, will be presented as a candidate for Joint Representative of CMB and Fulton counties, subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention. ABBREVIATED TELEGEAMB. Colorado has a mining town named •Wall Street. Evan Lewis has l>«gun training to meet Yousouf. the Turkish wrestler. An entire block, consisting of a dozen frame business stuctures, burned at Clifton, His. Loss on buildings, $25,000. ' . Judge W. J. Bowen was assassinated at Austin, Tex., as a result of the feud between factions of two promiryentfam- of The Peerless Prince Hve-Gent Gi&are 1* It oh«ys turns with .CLINGING WHITISH- , GRAY ASH. NEVER IS BITTER, »nd is GOOD FROM START TO FINISH. Glear L»on& Havana Filler r A. KIEFER DRUG COMPANY, INDIANAPOLIS, Don't Tangle Them Up. "Tbeie Is a vast deal of significance," says the Chicago Dispatch, "in the message sent by Captain Clark, of the Oregon, to the board of strategy. •'This message should be painted in letters a foot long on the wall of tbe room in which the famous do-nothing board meets. It is alleged that Captain Clark sent the following telegram to the strategists at Washington: " 'Don't tangle me up with instructions. I am not afraid of the whole Spanish fleet.' "Dewey was not 'tangled up with instructions,' and he sent Monte jo's fleet to the bottom of Manila bay. Could toe have done this splendid deed If he had been in close touch with the timid souls who have tan- glad up Sampson and Schley and held two strong fleets inactive for a month oo the Atlantic coast? "Caution is » good thing, but the strategic bond is giving this country top much of» good thing. Foreign nations tie beginning once more to erltlelM » n « American navy. They are talking about 'lack of discipline' and an 'Incapacity on the part of American mflmlriLli,' Dewey ended - r. Governor Tanner has appointed J. G. Reid, of Chicago, to be a member of the Illinois state board of dental exam- ir.ers. A Michigan man has in his possession a piece of hardtack biscuit issued to him as a part of a ration during the late war. The sawmill and plant of the Marion Hardwood Lumber company at Vin- ctnnes, Ind., was burned. Loss, $10,000; no insurance. The coremakers of Cleveland. O., declared a general strike to enforce a demand for an increase of 25 cents a. day from $2.25 to $2.50. The new French chamber of deputies is composed of 254 Republicans, 104 Radicals, 74 Radical-Socialists, 57 Socialists, 3S Rallides, 44 Reactionariesano. 10 Free Lance:;. ^.nti-Americon editors of France are accused of playing upon the credulity of the impressionable readers. Their friendships for Spain is repudiated by Paris merchants. General T. S. Clarkson, of Omaha, past srand commander of the Grand Army'of the Republic, has been appointed general manager of the Trans- Mississippi exposition. A rough estimate of the value of some of the cargoes of the prizes captured by the Cuba blockaders puts it at $1.500,000. of which something like $37,000 will go to Admiral Sampson. England and Japan, it is said, have formed an alliance. An understanding has been reached which comprehends all eventualities which can occur in the east and during the present war. A stranger was killed by a fall from a train at Coatsburg, Ills., yesterday. He had a letter in his pocket addressed to McGinnis, Topeka. Kan., signed by JC. A. Elliott, Jamestown. Dakota. place of the postage stamp currency he had taken to issuing scrip, redeemable over his own counter. He meant to make it only good for debts due himself, but forgot to put in an express stipulation. His friends managed to accumulate a big bundle of the scrip, then sent a stranger with it, to demand redemption in specie, which no man then had handy. Of course there was a great store of this scrip-some from every city north or south But it was a mere business necessity, and nothing like so interesting or so expressive of the epoch as the war paper and envelopes A postmaster's life then must have been full of variety. No less than three big books are full of the envelopes which then went through his hands. The letter paper has for the most part some variant of the stars and stripes in its upper corner —now the flag droops, now it stands stiff and etrai.eht out, with mottoes, patriotic or vengeful, printed on the white stripes. The stars and bars likewise did duty as a letter head. For obvious reasons, though, decorated paper was none so plenty in tbe Confederacy. Before the war ended even wall paper was used not merely for printing newspapers and binding books, but for writing letters as well. Bewildering is the word for the display of envelopes. They are of all shapes, all sizes. At least half of them bear either the United States flng or the colors in some shape, as a shield, as a scroll or in big particolored letters, forming a pa- triotio sentence. Under great flags or small ones you find at least a dozen times the phrase, "Colors that will not rnn.^ Other flag envelopes say, "Protect it. "The star spangled banner shall ever float above tbe filthy rag of treason" or ' .Not a stripe erased, not a star obscured. General Dix's famous saying, "Sboot him flight bearing a streamer, "Where is Beau re-arcl?" and inscribed upon the saddlecloth, "Express from Harper's Ferry." Beauregard and Jefferson Davis were indeed very favorite subjects of caricature. The former appears a dozen times at least In the guise of a lank and scrawny boar, now rooting In the earth and labeled "Boar-regard making intrenchments,' now in full flight without spirit to bristle or now crouching in his lair, as though fearful o£ attack. Davis is hanged in at least a dozen fashions. He is also shown as a washerwoman hanging out old clothes and soliloquizing, "Those flying blacks spoil all my nice clothes." In another case Uncle Sam is soundly spanking Davis •Wise'and several others. This is a previ sionof'the end erf the war." Akin to that is another in which the north, person Ifled by a trig and saucy small boy, is saying to a ragged smaller brother, "Ob, won't you catch it when mother ootnes home!" It is a somewhat pitiful comment upon the real war feeling that in all the twelve hundred odd envelopes only one breathes of peace and reconciliation. That bears clasped bands, with "For union" printed beneath it. Caricature personification of course abounds. A shaggy and unkempt mule is labeled, "A secessionist." Abroad brimmed, typical southerner stands for "Repudiation." Several men drinking whisky from exaggerated glasses are held to express "The spirit of the south." Mephistopheles stands behind southern ministers as they preach to their flocks of the righteousness of self defense. Another Mephistopheles with a huge pair of shears is trying to cut north and south asunder. John Bull does not go scot free in this popular assize. Now be is shown saying, "I prefer cotton to morality." now be is in consultation with "Nap" (Napoleon IH) who has declared that "the Union safe stands fire best." John Bull in doubt We are shewisg the largest line of Sideboards and Extension Tables IB the city at very low prices. We have just received a car loa* of Bedroom Suits, which we are selling at the lowest possible pricey consistent with good, honest workmanship. See the all-wire Hammocks, which:* we are selling at very low prices. ASH & 425 T and[427 Market Fitting Paper. By fitting paper we don't mean paperj that is put upon the walls properly: we mean paper that IB appropriate to and harmonious with the room. Our long experience will be a great aid to you in making your choice,and our Dig stock is sure to contain just the paper ycu ought to have. The price will be a fitting price, too. Logansport Wall Paper Company RflTES. Goes Afralnst the Company. •Washincrton. May 24.—The United States supreme court yesterday in the case of the Detroit Citizens' Street Rail•way company vs. the Detroit railway and the city of Detroit which has been pending in the court for some time, affirmed the decision of the state court, adverse to the former company. on the spot," was a great favorite with the envelope makers. So were quotations from Clay, Andrew Jackson and Webster. One ultra elaborate design indeed has all these worthies to supplement General Uix • Another group has for motif the shoot- Ing of young Ellsworth, colonel of zouaves. He is shown in all attitudes, taking down the Confederate flag, falling before Jackson's fire, standing triumphant on the field of battle, lying in state dead, or apotheosized and born upward by Fame and Valor. There is also one which bears a tolerable portrait with only tbe inscription, "Remember Ellsworth." It is noteworthy chiefly in that tbe back of it is like a blank form: ''Mr. , Co. , —— Re g't , State of " Cognate are tbe zouave envelopes, which show soma- tiroes a soldier in full picturesque panoply, leaning upon his gun. but oftener what is styled "The new zouave drill." a picture of five zouaves standing two upon the shoulders of two others, with the fifth shakes his head and says, "I'll wait and see which stands fire best before I take sides." There is many a retort discourteous among the Confederate envelopes. Not a few of them show the Confederate flag either covering the whole face with the name and address written in the white central bar or waving in the upper left hand corner, with such legends under- ne«th as "We are in tbe field, and the bars lire up," "Don't tread on me!" or some adapted line of the "Marseillaise." Tbe oalmetto flag of South Carolina has underneath it, "We are seven." There are references also to "The best on record for the distance to Washington," evidently contemporary with tbo retreat of tbe Federals at Bull Bun. A very favorite style, though, with the folk down in Dixie was an envelope bearing a well known portrait, George or Martha Washington, Carroll of Carrollton, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry or even John Adams.^and above the-medallion in bold letters, "One of the rebels." A rare and interesting bit of this unique collection is a group of designs for ^Confederate postage stamps never used, borne actual postage stamps are curious. One issued at New Orleans is of printing paper with a tiny cannon upon one corner and a cotton bale upon the other. It is stamped with the name of the postmaster issuing it and countersigned by his clerk. MARTHA McCmiocn WILLIAMS. Commencing May 1st, and continuing until Oct. 1st;, 1898 'the- summer rate on Residence B.eaterB and grates is as follows: $1.88 Heaters • • - 5°c per month 2.25 ** «75c . Grates and open front stoves 75c '* " Special Eates on Furnaces and Business Heaters upon application. All bills are due and payable at the Company's office,, between the 1st and 10th, of each month. Valley fias ft. French Fancy In Decoration. The stiff -white linen window shade has had a long reign. Now conies a rival, an accessory much more in harmony •with the Ittx-orioasly furnished rooms of the present day. In the new shades the design has been to give them a certain elegance and daintiness suitable to their Bnrroundings. The New York Tribune illustrates one from among latest Parisian importations. The material is embroidered in- dia muslin, with a design of g^ipnre insertion, the bottom, which is cut in three scallops, being draped by » deep ruffle of- the muslin and lace.- rigid between so as to form the crossbeam of a hnman gallows from which dangles a presumable traitor. The bitterness and tbe crass boastfalness of the time maeed find plentiful expression. I Beneath » picture of cotton'bale* runs the legend. "Hemp is better than cotton for traitors." Similarly a gallows and dangling noose are inscribed, '.'Good nooseloi Bow to Prepare BouchwMi » 1 One veal kidney for two persons. Be- move with a knife the fine skin which covers th«m and then slice them. Pnt half a tablespoonful of batter in a sance- pan or chafing dish, and as soon as melted add the slices of kidney. Cook two minutes on each side and add a pinch of salt and quarter of a pinch of pepper. Remove the kidney from the saucepan and add to the sauce half a teaspoonfnl of flour. Mix well. Add besides, and little by little, half a cup of hot water in which there is a qnarter of a teaspoonfol of beef extract dissolved with a spoonful of madeira; also add fresh mushrooms cut same thickness as the sliced kidney. Let it boil for three minutes. Add the kidneys for two minutes before serving in the shell. ____ How to Mftfce Omelet SonfDe. An omelet sonfflee is made by whisking the whites and yolks of the eggs apart, allowing one for each person, adding powdered sugar in tbe proportion of a teaspoonfnl to each egg and a little lemon juice to the beaten yolts. Then beat in the well whipped whites. Pour into a sfcalkw baking tin, generously bottered, then heated- Bake in a quick oven. It will rise very much, and when- lightly browned on the top ie gufficiently done, and mnst be sezred •with a little sifted sug»5. GQROEI? V ^~ 7MMPWSJXI hether you belong to the rich, poor or middle doss, ' youcansave.moneyly advertisements in the

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