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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 15

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 14, 1896
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THE BICYCLE OF 1896. Weak Eyes or Poor Sight. We fit glasses to relieve headache. Do your eyes water? Do letters blur while reading ? If you have any trouble withl'your eyes consult us. J. 0 TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, GBADITATE: J>r. King's Scliool ol Optics. Tne Chicago Opthnlmic College. Cockburn Brothers' OJBBce. Rooms 2 ana 3 Spry Building, Write Fire Insurance in rompniUes t hat pay losses promptly. Sell you a Llfo Insurance Policy c ontract In a first-class company that cannot be Improved. We can dispose of your property ii' 1 Istccl with us at a fair value In a short time. Wo have all kinds of property to sell or trade. Jloney to loan on farm or city propc rty in any amount from $200 up. Make your wants knotvn by consult Ing Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Bullfllnrj, ' LOGANSPORT, IND. I crcniicd CoHt of Kuw Material Will Pro- vent Reduction of Pi-Icon. Within a year the price of steel has advanced 20 pur cent. Labor ,1s 15 per cent higher. Leather costs 20 cents more per pound than it did n year ago. .Rubber has aim gouo up, and so, evidently, hus ti notion thnt tho price- of 1890 high grad bleyclos will bo something less than tit 1SUE price. Of conrso tho 1890 wheels will bo moA arid marketed under increased advantage to tho niiinnfncturer. Processes have b improved and chvapuuud utthusamo time Fewer costly experiments will be neces sary, Xowly dosignoil iiutomatlo inachln or? will save, labor and inurcaso cupacity, As a result of pust osjiui-iimcu stock will bo liaiullurt more economically and with loss wusto than ever before. But the j*niu from tlieso ndvantupses can hardly cuver tho estra eost of material, and at this writing at least we don't how t.ho makers cnu Jnurk down their 1.SU3 prices without putting up with apprecl ably diminished profits. The situation may bo suiiiinoil up by saying that while improved plants, increased knowledge/ n larger volume- of business and a more sysl.uinalic handling of it will greatly favor tho jiiannfactururs, this gain will bo fully offset! by the increased eost of tho raw material which goes into tho mouhinu. Nothing hus yet been olliclally an- nonnoed, but if lower prices should bo bulletined later on ir, will bo a mutter of surprise to thoso now watching the apparent course of tvado events.—Amerioau Cyulist. THE CUSTBR MASSACRE. Memories cf the Terrible Little Big Horn Battle, Bicyclists Attention! After taking a long ride remember PORTER has the coolest and BEST SODA IN THE CITY. WHEELING WIT AND WISDOM. Ammonia is the bestlof.ion tnr the stings of insects suoli as afflict thu touring cyolor. Tho slovenly rider, Jiko the grimy flannel shirt lie wears, shrinks from washing. TJ-.o blooming bride is out of fashion altogether. Knickerbockers hu.vo changed tilings so thnt now it is the- ; 6loomcml bride wo seu. Mon wonr special clothes tlmt they nmy coniturtnhly rldo a wheel. Women riilo a wheel that thi'y may comfortably wear special clothes. Il you think yon n-rc cut out by uaturo to repair iiiicl take apart n blcyclo, be wise, practice on somo otlior man's wheel, and tholasson you learn will not bo so unpleasant. ~ ' Those gentlemen who announced with a flourish their intentions to manufacture bicycles out of bamboo Jmvo not as yet ruisod the cano in the wheel truclo thoy intimated tiicy would, Tho wheel but reflects the ability of 'tho nmn who rides It. To blnuio it for tho shortcomings of its owner is like con- (IcHinlng a mirror because you do not admire the face you see there when standing before it. It seeing strange that in wojuan.'s now- born love for the wheel somo of tho nioro daring spirits of femininity have not ventured to essay tho triplet. Three mou in a boat would be as naught compared to tlireo women au a wheel. ' Tho riding of a bicycle quickens tho circulation, and tho heart beats are stronger ind more rapid than in any other exorcise, jecauso of tho exercise of tho lower muscles, which nro tho most powerful and vhich glvo out tho most carbonic cas, —Wheel, ' . r THE WOMAN ON A WHEEL. Personality of tho Ualhiut Commander Who Led tho scvcui.li Cuvniry ABalnut Sitting Bull nnd 1JI» Cruel Sioux. (Special Dctrolt*(Mlch.) Letter,] Twenty years will hnvo (.'lapsed on the 23th of June, 1SOO, since the Imtle o£ the Little Big 1 Horn was so disasfrously fought by Gen. George A. Glister and t!i gallant. Seventl) cavalry, not one o whom escaped to tell the l.'ile of licroisn and venturesome daring, sacrificed tc barbarians. As one man often makes ;ui epoch ii the world's history, so one man over shadows in the annals of history al others engaged in tliat brief and desperate conflict when: every man w:us i hero. The personality of Castor made of. him a. distinguished figure in one o1 the rnoM sanguinary nnd picturesque ifdfoments the worl<l ever kn Tlia.'o he only was uunuirred by scajping k-;iifo or tomahawk shows how mm:li ic \vn.s respected b? his 1 ndi;ni foes. The 'lony-luiired cliief," a.s ihc'.y ea.'k-il him, •.as s;:ered to their gloating cruelties n death. There was no expedition of a mas- cre when it took place, It, wnsesti natal by Gen, Ouster that-1,000 Indians vere .imbushed awaiting the attack,in- •ica.il of which at lea.st 5,0-30 of the red- kins received thft onslaught of the de- otefl members of a single regiment, 'hen began that struggle which his iog-rnplier, Mrs. Custer. so pathetioal- f calls "Our life's last chapter," nnd.of which no aotunl record remains. Leading- up to that dark door of death ends the recital: "Gen. Caster called a halt as he approached the village, and summoning his officers explained to them, 'his pUui of .attack, which was the same that, had proved so successful in the battle of the Washita, in the previous history of the regiment. He offered the lead to that officer who should first report his corn- Tail nntl other "braves." Many of liie Indians who took part in the battle of the Little Big- Horn retired to farms in Xorth Dakota, nnd a,= worriers WWP heard i>? no more. No -matter where they were met with, these Indians were loth to speak of the massacre, a.nd it is doubtful if any of the stories told by them were literally true. Fear and their na.tural craft led them to falsify their psrt in the tragedy. Gen. Custcr was a graduate of We.st Point, and his first service was at the battle of Bull .Run. He remained wiUt hi.s rcgimcnt^Uieri the Fifth cavalry— until appointed an aide-de-camp to (Jen. JitcClelhm. He was promoted from captain to brigadier g-eneral when only £3, and l,he following 1 year married lo Elizabeth Bacon, a friend of his sister Margaret, whose husband, Lieut. Cai- houn, was Id fled with Ci)M<ir. Two brothers of Custcr shared his fate, and a nephew, Artie Kecd, who, with Paston Ciieter, wns in the command temporarily. Gen. Cnstcr's most faithful biographer has been his wife. It was nearly ten ye;irs after h.is death before Mrs. Custer could summon courage to g-i v e t«ie story of her hero to the world. 'Writing- of her initial effort in compiling "Boats and Saddles," Mrs. Custer says in a letter not hitherto published: "I never should have, had the courage at 0.1'. to do the work if I had not longed lo t«ll something of my husband's home life. It has a.]ways seemed to me that few men who compel the admiration of their country lived so bcnutiful a social life as my husband. 1'Jo wns so unselfish, boyish and unaffected in his own home that it used to seem incredible that !-.e was the. snmo. man i.bout whom r.dirn-ers of his public career flocked whenever we left our lone. His relations with his intimate riends. his family, hi.s Koiiijers and his orvants were worthy of u better pen han that of his wife in describing them, Rd so I told my story in describing- him, vithout, having it presume to be any- hing as difficult as a life. If I had not o grand a subject I would not now'feel such humiliation that I could not do better. ing- is due to her desk— which was TStR general's, uwd by him all through his frontier life, and now in her mountain nest of "Caddice Case," which jsone'aS her numerous homes. For this very clever woman has establish* 1 *! he,rse3f in eity and country where she finds ier pleasure in te.nt or in parlor, both being- included in her Burroumlings. She. i» now in the beginning of the serene yesjsi of life, still a. very charming woman. with a fund of story and wittocntertaio /Hends". • . ••^ It has been said of Gen. Custcr that' every situation ip. which lie was in- Icrcstcd wa.s in the superlative. Hfe own personality mighteasily be responsible for that, lie will always be a. pie-- tui-esqnc and romantic figure against a background of magnificent proportions. lie was born a soldier, lie be- lioveil in !ho jjivinoibjlily of n Jjeroic. will a.nd in splendid ai-hievcmcjus. 3'"enr wa.s iiiiknowii (o him, and, while be revered (iod, he had ;iu almost supor- 'stiiinus belief in ihe sT:ir of hi.s des- liny, iris 11:11 un; wa.s iai-ge, kindly anii forgiving. Tic. never harbored an uncharitable resentment — even agu'jnst those who luul injured him, and on om. occasion whi-n remonstrated with for being "too forg-iving,' 1 said: "U'ell, poj-h.-ips I am. i oftojj thin); of t'nc beautiful e.\j5ression uUereJ bj 1 'resident. Lincoln at thy consccratioa of the OcUysbnrg monument, a.nd fe<^ how nearly it expresses my belief: 'With malice toward none, with charity for all,' and I hope this will ever be.min/- to say." MKS. M. I* P. HOW SNAKES^EATFROGS. Bfood I and Iron Pumps at Wholesale Prices. i Six ftL Wooden Tumps with relished Iron or Porcelain-lined CyllnUcrs.?2.r;o Six ft.- Wooden Pumps with 3-inch Cylinders for P/4 Iron Pipe §2.00 ' Large 'Cistern Pumps G ft. long 51.0 1 The above pumps are C inches square. Small Cistern Pumps 5 inches square and C Ct long 51.GS Iron Well Pump with 3-inch Cylinder for I'/i Pipe $2.7o Also all kinds of pump repairing do no by John J. Hildebrandt, TEL. III. (Mutual.) 408 Fourth Street, LOGANSPORT. Maple Grove. Maple Grove, Ixits on Broadway, Market, Xorth, High, George and Spear streets for sale on very easy terms. Parties desk-ins to build can buy lots on time and use money for bulldJcg. I can sell you improved city property or farms. Two houses to trade for vacant lots. Money to loan. >\ •, ' • ' ••'•'•-• • . . • . .... Joe T. McNary. In Newport society tho women ride bot- :cr than the men. A one logged woman in Do Kalb, Ills., s n very onthusiastlo oycllst. Tho English are trj'ing to beliovo that Amorlean women riile in'scnrjot blooiiiers. Chicago has a woman tricycle rider who ms n sowln'g machine attached to her handle bars and sews as she spins along over Mio roads. It is not so much the act of putting her foot through tho leg of n biuoiuer that puw.los the 'now woman. It is tho art of standing on one foot that causes the trouble, observes thfl Washington Thnes. Mrs. Martha Whitn, S3 years old, of Unadilla, N. IT., took a two in Do trip on a bicycle with her two granddaughters recently and says that sho . likes bloomers and will have n pair hoi-self next year. In San Francisco tho women are- dally putting aside their skirts for tho moro comfortable cycling costmno, tho knlekor- boeker, as is tho cafe in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati and almost every American oit-y, bays tho Now i'ork Recorder. Tlio Bicycle and Hlorphlui;. ,Or.oof tho many good things tho bicycle has done for Chicago humanity is to greatly reduce tho number of those who take hypodermic injections of morphine. A preacher' not so very 'long ago said that there were 35,000 persons in tho city who sought relief from the aches and pains of neuralgia, dyspepsia, insomnia and so on by tho use of this narcotic. A 10 or £0 mile ride in n day goes o long way toward earing sleeplessness, and it hus a Jiko beneficial effect on dyspepsia and other troubles which. result from too much mental and too Itttlo physical exorcise, combined with injudicious diet.—Chicago Herald. Seat HJ» Wheel by Mall. Parcels weighing 20 pounds-and of the valno of #300 may be sent by mail between England and Franco. Knowledge of this recently enabled an American wheel tourist to sonil his machine from London to Paris by mail at less expense and trouble than ho could have transported it in.any other fashion, and when the wrappings woro removed at tho tourist's hotel In Purls tho machine was in perfect condition.—New York World. pa-ny for battle. In a few seconds one of the highest in rank received this desired honor. Dividing the command into three detachments, Gen. Custer led the body of his regiment in that final ch.arfre, in which afterwards (ho line of battle of n portion could be traced by the dead men and horses as they fell at the post of duty, and from which no man escaped." Apropos of this sad history a strange story is related by-the Sioux who tool; part in tluit deadly ambuscade. They talk of a new plant which grows on the spot where Ciister fell, a plojit the like o.f which they never saw before, and which bears a flower with a Wood-red 'heart. .Its leaves are curved to re- The " Vendome," FRANK BEAMER, Prop. The Vendome wlllbe refurnished and made tho finest Cafe in the city. A Good Tiling to Dave. A Eirmll visa is a useful article at any time, but to n cyclis't it' in .oft.rn nn 'extremely hitmly servant. With a Rooi.1 vise au obstinate pudal nmy be loosened, a, pud- ul pin straightened, n crank straightened, Jmndlu burst. bunt- uncl inatiy repair bills snved in tho emu-so of a season's riding.— New York Recorder. "It I can onlj- learn to write more of my hero and keep him before his conn- try I shnl! not have lived after him in vain." Mrs. Ouster, has written several volumes since the first one, nil exploiting 1 her hero, ruid-this labor of love hus bee-.i received with enthusiasm by a l.irge clientele of renders. r j."bo charming 1 simplicity of her unstudied literature appeals to tho heart with the force of absolute conviction. Ami the value of these memoirs has been proved by the substantial aid they linve given to the ! widow of the hero, enabling- her to liv; in luxury—a condition denied by the sparse benefactions of the government.' 31rs. Ciistcj- does-not hesitate to say that Much of her inspiration in \vrit- A Riithcr DftiniaMc Meal — Preliminary Stnifjulc an Impressive FV:il,urp. How o. snake cats frog's is v.-orth the tollincr. The writer distinctly remembers witnessing :i. dramatic duel of this kind, in which, of coin-sc, the snake comes out the winner, getting-'' hir- diiiner in excellent style, and completely vnntjxiisliiiij; tlie frog. \Vhikc. snalcc may seem, ;it lirst sig-ht, an or- franism tluit ii extraordinarily slow'o'f comprehension, .any well regulated. ophidian knows, nuveiThelesS, exactly how to satisfy ihc v.-ants of natuni;iir the most approved manner. A snake invariably grabs ji frog-by the hind leg-s. This preliminary strug^ plo is one of Hie roost imprtts- GJVC features of the combat. With..*, \voll-dcfinod natural instinct the chlct cfToj't of tl»e frog" is to keep his other hind leg- far away from the snalic's .mouth in the hope tfiatheznarspeedilj-- txhaust his enemy's strcng-tlv. and also because be feels that if his other hiad lc£ is made captive he -\vill have Jess power to fipfht. 'Once both hind legs are within the serpent's fang's Hie act of swallowing- 1 beg-ins. Inch by inch the stj-ujjg-lJng 1 'frog is drawn further and further inte (he yr.ivninfi- orifice that expauiteraii each R-ulp. The channel through which 1 the frofr h:is to puss is jrrndua-lly on- lorg-ed by slow efforts on the snake's part, accompanied by fierce ajid fiercer convulsions of the wretched wig-g-ler. The jjnJJct of the sna-kc in its natural proportions i.s quite large cnoug-h-to contain the limbs of the frog-. bu-t<isby frequent .culps the body is drawn f^ir- ' the)- and further into thc.'g-ullcr^ ihe (lifTicuhy of swallowing' increases. Gradually'the oplmliaji's throat is <2ia- tcndeiJ.gradually Lhcfroiris comprcsstSi- ar,d drawn out. Finally the latter is doiiblfe his normal length and half hie circumference. As 'he process of. cx- pr.nsion on the one hand and contraction on l.he other g-cos on. the frog-.is • 'worked down lirje by little, until the snake starts in on his afternoon nap. —X. Y. Titcrcurv. Largest Kitchen In tho \VorI<l- The largest kitchen in the world-kj in that g-ru.it Parisian store, -the Bon Jfarchc, which has 4,000employes. ' smallest kettle contains 300 quart tlie larg-cst COO. Each, of 50 roasting: pans is big^enoug-li for 300 cutlets. Every dish for baking- potatoes holds223 pounds. When omelets are on the bH! of fare 7,SflO eg-g-s avc used a.t once. For cooking alone 00 cooks and 100 as-' sistani.s are alwnvs at the ra.ng-e£. ' Anotlicr Storj. Fern—Why don't you get marriei? Don't say yon can't stand the expense^ that excuse is too thin. Uarjrrcaves—I could stand the expense well eno.ip-h, but the girl's father says he c-an't.—Cincinnati Tribune. : ' Con«tant-Hurry. The grent Froneh long distance cyclist, Constant Hurot,- must hiivo been nnmotl by n .elivirvoyfint. The nnuio Is prououncod Constant Hurry, nud, as his competitors well know, Is exceedingly appropriate to the strongest rider in the world.—American Wheelman. This restaurant is equipped with all the electric fans to keep all cool while oating. the market affords In season. French MuMfengcra on Whftpls.- modern !mnrrvpr.mpnt<! Plrnt-p nr I Bicycles are now nnthorlxed by tho moacin improvements. Plenty o£ | Pronoh ofy]co , lt!purtmout for t)ll) alst , rlbu . Heals on short notice. Every thing [ tion of telegrams, and an allowance o£ J3 a month is jnudo to messengers for tho use of tlioir machines.—Wheel. ' • MRS. EL.IZABKTH B. CUSTER. seinble .-i saber, and its serrated edges are KO sha.rp tjiat they inflict severe injury to the unw.-n-y w!;'i} touch iJiem. At the same time t.ln;v- a.re cold and clammy, resembling- a dead hand. .The Sioux reffard this blossom of the fiekl of dentil wiUi superstitious awe. They call it-"Glister's heart," atid nothing would induce them, to touch it. And they say further that if one of tin: llowers is erushctl in the h:;.url it leaves a stain of blood that nothing- will remove. Sitting- Hull, who was the instig'atbj 1 of -the Custer massncre, esciipetl into Canada., but under the jirot-ectio-n of a general amnesty came bac.1; to 'in'eite the Messiah craze, and was killed at its conclusion, while standing in the door of his tepee. Eaiu-in-thn-Fnce i claimed the distinction of being the . slayer of Custer, but so also did Suotted PRESIDENTIAL POSSIBIMTIES- HORACE, BOIFiS. .Horaco'JJoies, whosavslio would accupt llin silvi>ritta' i,o:i:iir:r,in:i i'ut- ilic presidency; is nbout CO years ot nfft and a n.r.ivn 'if .Vi.'«- Vork KWI.-. lie is ••> faniiftr n lou-:t. has twice been governor of lou-:t. lid r.in :i^: Republican until 1S8J, when !ie \xxiinin a tr.-:in:i). Ho way a

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