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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 2

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, January 30, 1891
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* S^ UNDEK THE RED CROSS. I f* a What Miss Carton's Society "Would •{ Do in Case of "War. The International Treaty with the Red Cross Society—Its "Work at Johnstown After the Flood—Its Methods In Sending Quick Belief. I COPYRIGHT, 1S01.T Pertinent inquires recently received "by me are so timely as to call for immediate response at .the risk, even, of that consideration which the gravity of the «ubject might well claim, or the- literary precision which the cultured tastes of readers might demand. I will attempt to meet them in order as they occur. "What are -we to expect from the intimations of the latest dispatches of trouble among the Eastern nations; the threatening attitude of Kussia, and the movements of the German Emperor; and especially, how shall we interpret the little remark, apparently quite in" cidental, that notice had been given tp the Ked Cross, and that unusual activity ""•was observable at its various headquarters?"'^, this the same Red Cross that •works on our fields of misfortune in civil life; that gathers up people from elemental wrecl*s: that fed the starving cattle in the Mississippi floods, and "built and furnished acres of homes in Johnstown? . If so, who gave it notice to work on these fields, and in case of European war would it be expected to, or couldit, render aid there, if needed?" It is very difficult to determine the import of their warlike manifestations, •which are, most likely, mere manifestations, and which, in the great march of progress and the clear lignt of later days, will probably find a better ending than open war. Still it is to be remembered that the specks of war have been long on that horizon. The clouds have alternately gathered and dispelled, and it is impossible to forecast the moment when the cu, £ lightning playing behind their white i-ifted thunder caps may shoot out and Jitartle old Europe to its center. So long as the boundaries of nations are ibced by the sword, as for all time they mainly have been, so long shall we be in danger of their being maintained by the sword; and until the "balance ol power," upon which the existence of nations is supposed largely to depend, •hall mean something more than the mere strength of their armias, nations' and people must look more or less to this direful savior for even physical life. L. The outbreak of a war to-morrow be- vween Russia, Austria and Turkey .-, 7puld be nothing the surprise to the Vorld as was tha declaration of war be- l^iween France and Germany in this B-Same month twenty years ago. Their • (jomparative provocation, , necessity, or in( -,he relative ..value of the causes which Id to the one or would lead to the oth- aS ^ must be left to the general intelli- a £^nce and diplomatic wisdom of the Norld to decide. dip But the allusion to the Red Cross "d remain the same in both. 'Napoleon III. declared war upon Germany on the 15th of July, 1870. On the 16th the International Red Cross of Oeneva, Switzerland, was on its way to the "front" wherever the meeting of •^ the contending forces should chance to jnake it. The first men who fell in that great iistoric contest were picked up by the corps of the Red Cross on the field; all sick and wounded were, under the stipulations of its treaty, held as neutrals and treated as non-combatants. In better explanation of. the conditions of the treaty, I will quote direct from a well defined article recently published in a leading magazine. The writer says: "The Red Cross national bodies in time of war are required to be on hand and to furnish aid; the volunteer bands axe formed in corps, are bound to serve a definite period, and are required not to meddle -with military affairs. 'The brassard, or arm badge, is worn by jail in its service. Hospitals bear the jflag over them; their ambulances are designated on the march by the Red Cross flag. Its corps must be self-sus- •taining. The international committee | ^ FIT SUBJECT FOB THE'BED CROSS SOCI-, t .KIT. !/ provides that the hospitals and; ambu- ? lances, etc., are considered as neutal 4 ground. Unless held by a military iorce, all persons employed therein are j,.< '"neutral and non-combatants. . ' "Neutrality ' continues after victory: a •• - "' - " . inhabitants arc to be considered, free, •when earing for wounded; shelter at such to .be protection for .all; wounded soldiers to be returned to enemies'out- posts whenever possible; on order of coinmantnnjj general, all v>'ounne<* prtsr oners, incapable of service again, to be returned; others to be paroled; absolute neutrality to prevail at all evacuations; Red Cross and sanitary attendants to wear distinctive uniforms and badges." This treaty has changed not only the methods of procedure of the medical and hospital departments of aU armies; but their insignia, flags, etc. There is but one military hospital flag- in the world to-day.. The commander who knows his own knows that of the enemy, and he breaks an international treaty if he knowingly turns even a gun or a stray shot upon it. The convoy of prisoners under escort bearing that sign is safe; no officer can fire upon that unarmed and defenseless body of men by "mistake;" no "mistake" can be made, nor pretend to be made. No captured men can longer suffer for lack of food; the world is pledged to supply this want and the way opened to do it. No fields nor hospitals at a field can long lack uttendance, nursing, nor the necessaries of life; to this relief the waj is opened. No wounded men can lie unattended -upon a captured field, and no attendant upon them can be captured, and no distinction can be made in the care and nursing-; friend and foe are alike to the workers of the Eed Cross. These are the conditions, and this the service which the Ked Cross would assume .upon the first note of war in Europe. This is our Eed Cross, the same which would come into instant action in a similar necessity in America; and it is only another feature of the same, duly recognized by the great foreign powers, which, as 1 am so well asked, rescued the people, fed the starving cattle and built and furnished houses in Johnstown, It is this Red Cross to which the public thought is turned when news of a great calamity falls upon the ear. It is simply another part of the machine, moved by the same motor power of organized and practical humanity, acting under the same regnlations, the same strict discipline, as if the victims to be served by it had become so through human, rather than elemental conflict. j The "civil" branch, or service in National calamities, is known among other nations as the "American Amendment." While no actual call to aid in relief of wars has come to us in our nine years under the treaty, the Red Cross has 'taken its place and performed service on twelve fields of National. disaster, and while regarded with grateful kindness by the people of our own country so far as understood by them, it is instructive to know with what interest its new work is observed, and how closely it is watched by the thirty'nations within the treaty on the other side of the sea. They realize its fitness to the needs of our land, and approve, with a grateful pride,' the additions made to the great structure of humanity, so nobly erected by themselves. The last ten-years have, been notably free- from devastating, wars in other countries which might have called for our aid; but as showing how promptly such aid can be rendered J may quote one example. '. During- the troubles among the Aus- itrian States in the winter of 1880 a cir- ALWAYS Of THE THICKEST OF THE FIOHT. enlar call went out from the' international committee of Geneva, Switzerland, the working corps of which held the hospital relief for. the sick and wounded in the Balkan: mountains, that the patients were suffering beyond ttfeir power to relieve; that the cold on the mountains was intense; their supplies had given .out, and funds for procuring, more entirely exhausted. This appeal was at once published; the first response .was to this effect: The, people of New Albany, across the river from Louisville, who had been terribly swept by the floods of 1883-1884, and each ti™e assisted by the agents of '; the Eed Cross, having read the appeal, telegraphed to myself as president of the Bed; Cross, the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) for the use of the suffering soldiers' ha the Balkan mountains; thia dispatch was that day cabled to the international' committee -of Geneva, and by them, telegraphed to: their corps at the front; and word came .back.to me that in less than forty-eight hours the .poor, cold, benumbed; hungry and perishing victims of -war, far away on the mountain coasts of the Black sea,' were nestling under blankets and partakinsr of food ourrJiasecl wltl, the grateful gift of that comparatively L .tie town hidden away on the banks of the Ohio. ' I name, this single instance as an indication of the promptness with which the facilities of this world-wide organization enable it to act. CLAKA BARTON, President American National Eed Cross A LtAKNED PEASANT. He \V»» More or Lo»» Familiar Wltli Flrty- , one Oriental LaneuwBCS' In the village of Eothenacker, near the town of Schleiz, their lived from the year 1SOG until 1S71 a man named Nikol Schmidt Kunzel, who was an unprecedented phenomenon, and who waa known as "the learned peasant." He was more or less familiar with fifty-one Oriental languages. He either spoke them or possessed a' scholastic knowledge of them. Among the languages were Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Chaldaic, Syrian, Arabic, Persian, Armenian, Abyssinian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Turkish, etc. He had committed the New Testament to memory in fourteen of them and the Old Testament in six. From his twelfth year this hungerer for knowledge-studied in season and out of season. He attended the little country school during the short winter term and then applied himself diligently while attending his father's cattle or working in wood or meadow during the rest of the year. '• His father came between him and his desires and frequent 1 ly forbade him wasting his time over books, and while' such interdict lasted Nikol studied ir secret He never missed attending church on Sundays and listened' attentively .to the preacher's every word. In his fourteenth year his mother's brother taught him to write. , About the same time he obtained a Latin catechism, which he compared and studied, sentence for sentence, with his German ons. Before he was twenty years of age he wag well known to the booksellers of Schleiz, Jena, Hof and' Nurnberg, at whose shops he was a constant visitor. He studied at times the long night through, frequently by the light of the moon. While-threshing in the barn he would cover the walls with Grecian, Hebra c, Chaldean and Arabic alphabets, and he learned the strange symbols without ceasing from labor. It was not long before "the learned peasant's" singular talents were talked of far beyond bis own little village. As lie came and went from Weimar, Dresden and Jena he was the object of undisguised attention, and not without emotion did the crowds regard this self- taught man and celebrated scholar. Besides his periodical acquirements he began the study of physics, astronomy, meteorology, botany, chemistry, optics and mathematics. He turned a small dwelling house on his farm into an observatory and sought, with the help of well selected mathematical and astronomical instruments to fathom the secret distances. He .did not escape the miseries and devastations which the war brought upon his countrymen. His house and lands were left to him desolate and waste. Financially ruined, the scourge of care forced him to look about him for some employment Owing to the urgent persuasion of influential friends Nikol was appointed writer of the German calendar just at the time when the fierce struggle "between Julianism and Gregorianism was at its height, and 'twas he who led the way to a golden mean.' And for over a century the book-lover who unearths a "Schmidt- Knnzel Calendar" from any book-seller's shop 'in, Nurnbsrg feels thai" he has found a rich- prize. • • 'Nikol Schmidt died on June 26, 1671, leaving a large family to moura- his loss. None of -his children inherited his thirst for knowledge or his singular talent for making foreign languages MB own.—Philadelphia Times.' A WOMAN'S STRENGTH.^ How She Surprised the Dudes in Central Frtrk, Now York. A striking-looking young woman came into. Delmonico's. the other day. She was tall and of a magnificent proportion, with fair hair and deep blue eyes— Brunhilde in a new gown. ! "I saw that young woman do a most remarkable thing a few days 'ago in the park," said a man who sat with a. party of friends near the' door. " "There gre not many men who are strong enough to doit. She.was alone and was walking along with a'pair of mastiffs at her side. The dogs seemed ill-disposed toward each other, and from occasional snarling broke into angry growls and then sprang at each other's throats. Instead of running as most women': would have done, 'she walked coolly .over to them, and struck them smartly about the head and neck with the little riding whip she carried in her hand. But it had no effect. : The next thing she did was to throw the whip away, ; catch the collar of one of the huge animals with the right hand and the other with the left, and by sheer force of muscle hurl them apart. She-stood there for. a minute, her band in the collar of each dog, holding them out at arm's length and half lifted from the ground. The half-choked animals stopped their growls and were quiet A moment longer she held them, then with a sharp word.-of reproof she let go her hold on the collars, picked up' her whip and went calmly on with the conquered brutes following closely behind her. •'• . ... "It was the most superb exhibition.of nerve and strength I ever saw a woman give,"—N.Y.-Tribune. . . —"That's queer," mused Mr. Fangle, as he sat reading his newspaper. "Here Smith, Smith & Smith Say in their ad- 'vertisement that they are having a great run in colored ginghams, and a little farther down they warrant the ginghams not to run. I shall tell'-mj. •wife to be careful when . she trade* there." —Evangelist—"Young man, always aim to spend your energies on things that are above you." Young Man—"Yes, air, I try to, sir, I whitewash ceilings." —liurlincrton Free Press. | I,iios AM/IE rnrt,G, of Finland, who Is so pleasantly remembered 'as one:,oi the International : Council at Wasblng- •ton,;haB started a workmen's kitchen, where three 'hundred workmen are taking their meals every day. There is a reading-room attached. She has also started a monthly journal for woman's rights in the Swedish language. The State also furnishes hot- with money for a building containing- a lar^e library, a roading-room, a school fqr workmen's children, that is. a kindergarten, 'and a home for biibifss .w%on their mothers are at work. There will also be a room.for workingnien inirl women to have meetings and music in the evenings. A Contt-nted'ftVaii. "It's pretty hard work earning an honest living," said the tramp to (/ho farmer's wife. "You don't mean co say that you work?" "Oh, no! My remark is simply this result of my observation along the highways and byways. When I see how hard some people work and hovi r little they get for it. 1 am encouraged to follow my simple vacation, without a roar* mur."—Viiflr. Dyspepsia Makes the lives o£ many people miserable, and often leads to self-destruction. Distress after eating, -sour stomach, sick headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, a faint, " all gone " feeling, bad taste, coated tongue, and irregularity of the bowels, are PiStrOSS some of the more common After S3'mptoms. Dyspepsia does _, . not get well o£ itself. It Eating .]. 0 q U i res careful, persistent attention, aiid a remedy like Hood's Sarsa- yarffla, which acts gently, yet surely and efficiently. It tones the stomach and other organs, regulates the digestion, creates a good appetite, and by thus Sick overcoming the local symp-«, ' j i. toms removes the sympa-H©aCl£lCne thetie effects of the disease, banishes the headache, and refreshes the tired mind. "Ihave been troubled with dyspepsia. I had but little appetite, and what I did eat .._ . distressed me, or did me nean- little good _ In aa n0 ur burn after eating I would expo- . rience a faintness, or tired, all-gone feeling, as though I had not eaten anything. My trouble, I think, was aggravated by my business, which is that of a painter, and from being more or less shut up in a roomwithfresh'paint. Last spring I took Hood's Sarsa- rilla—took three bottles. It did me an immense amount of good. It gave me an appetite, and my food relished and satisfied the craving I had previously experienced." GEOHGE A. PAGE, Watertown, Mass: Hood's Sarsaparilla Soldbyaudraggist5.'gl; stxforgs. Prepared only by C.I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. fOO Doses One Dollar Has Joined the Throng. DAYTON, TEKN., a beautiful to-wn of 5,000 in. nabitants, located on the Qgeen and Crescent Route, 2S3 miles south of Cincinnati, has hitherto kept aloof from the excitement attending the boom of the New South; but the possibilities offered by a town already established with in inexhaustible supply of coal, iron and timber, and with cokeing ovens, blast. furnaces,'factorics and hotels in operation, were too great to escape the eye of the restless capitalist, and a strong party of wealthy men from Chicago, Chattanooga' and Nashville, in connection with prominent banking firms.' in New England, have formed a company to be kr.own as the Corporation of Dayton, for the sale of town lots, the establishment of industrial enterprises, ct6. • It is an assured fact that within, six months Duy ton will have another, railroad from the South-east, which will make, .it an important junction and transfer point for nearly one-fifth of the freight and passenger traffic between the Great North-west and the South-east. In addition to this it is located on the Q. and C., one of the largest and most important of the Southern Trunk Lines. It is in the. midst of the fertile and beautiful Tennessce'Valley; has already an established reputation as a prosperous and.s. c manufacturing: 'town and' some additional strength as n Tumlfli resort. The strongest firm at present located there is the Dayton Coal & trot Co.. an English Corporation, 'who have built a. standard gauge railroad to their mines, and own '.iO.OQO acres, of good coal andiron and timber land, jusfWest of and adjoining: Dayton. It is proposed to have a Land Sale TDecerbber 8rd, 4th a-nd 5th, and special . trains will be rin from New, England also irom the important cities of the North and North-west, which will undoubtedly 'be a great success, as tie plan istodiscpur- age extravagant prices and put the property in tha hands ofthe people atapncc where they can aflt'-'c to hold and improve it. 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