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^••^?ff3?H3g%g^^ A TIGER OF THE SEAS. Dive* f The Thrilling: SlmrkXiirn Told By From Honolulu. A ; diver, who gives his name ns Jim Hartley, told n wonderful encounter he had with a tiger shark some time ago. He laid the plot of the yarn just oft Diamond Head, Honolulu, and there is no doubt ..shark material being- plentiful enough in that locality. Hartley said he was a deserter from an English ship, and had learned diving in the old country. When his funds gave out at Honolulu the .first job that presented itself was the exploration of a hardware-laden vessel on tho outer edge of the reef. Here is the story as told by himself: They rigged up the only diving apparatus on the island I tackled it They gave me a little sloop to work from and 1 sound a reliable fellow for a helper. The only weapon I had was a big knife made out of the blade of a sheep shears, I guess—anyhow it looked as though it .was. Everybody told me about the sharks, bat I didn't anticipate' any big ones, and sharks don't bother a diver much anyhow. I made two descents, The first one landed me among a lot of sharp rocks and rough coral ledges that I didn't much like to move around amongst much for fear of cutting my air-hose, which was old and not over strong. ^ J soon went up, and on the next good tide made another descent, and this time, I hit the bark just right I found a hole in her port bow big enough to poke a bouse throxigh, and was starting to go around to the other side when I felt a jerk at both air hose and signal line, accompanied by a swirl of the quiet, clear water that told the story. I knew that some big fish had found my connections, but I was not prepared for what I saw when I turned my windows upward. A couple of fathoms over my head was. the biggest shark I ever saw, and a man-eater if ever there was one. His underside trap-door looked big enough to take in a whale, and I am dead sure he was one of the tiger kind, though the Kanakas tell me that species is not common in these waters. He was having a look at me, and was at a standstill when I saw him, just waving his fins enough to keep his position. What did I do? I dropped flat on my back mighty quick. 'I knew his game, net from personal experience, but from wLat some of ray diving mates had told me. I knew that he would settle down on me in about a minute and that mv chances of winning in a stand-up fight •would be slim. Scared! I should say so, but a diver has got to keep his nut cool under any circumstances, and I kept my little thinker a-going at top speed. I had two main fears, one that he would break my hose and another that the fellows in the boat would see him and commence haul- Ing me up. If they did it was a sure shot that Mr. Shark would take my rubber suit for the skin of a Kanaka and bite me in two while I was in mid•water and had no fighting leverage for JEy feet I was lucky; the men in the sloop never pulled a pound. In a minute, that seemed an hour, th e shark commenced to settle. He .'"hauled off a few feet backward and then came slowly forward again a good deal lower down, but still not low enough-clown to reach me. Of course I had my knife all ready long before this. .He repeated the performance, and this time passed within three, feet of me and stopped with his ugly yellow stomach just over me. He , started to back off again, and the- next trip, thinks I, would fetch him right at me mouth-on. I didn't want to meet him that way, and as he began to move I gave him the knife with both hands . right in the stomach. He went like a shot when the old shears-blade stung him, and sting him. it did, for I drove it good and hard with a pulling slash that ripped him open for a good two feet The whirl of his forked tail knocked me fiat again and kicked up so much sand that I couldn't see an inch. I gave the line a vicious tug as soon as I could find it, and away I went for daylight. I passed another one on the way up, but he was a baby compared with the fellow down below, as I am a living man. They got me into the boat and pulled my helmet off, and as soon as I got a drink I felt better. 1 was all of a tremble for a good hour afterward, and iv pint of perspiration ran out of my : '->oots and jacket when'I pulled them ,*>ff.—San Francisco Examiner. has secured, fortunately, a good 'share of the finest elephant country in Africa. In British South Central. Africa;.that is to say, all Xyassaland and the country to the north of the Upper Zambezi, the elephant .is at present extraordinarily abundf lit. The same is the case, to perhaps an even greater extent, in British East Africa—Hasailand-whence comes the best ivory in the world. Then again we possess much of the country south of the Benue and at the back of the Oil Rivers, and before long we shall have the' Egyptian Soudan. In all these countries elephants are still found in rast herds in spite of the reckless war waged against them by the natives. To have saved and domesticated this magnificent beast would be one of the proudest glories that could be attached to England's name.—H. H. Johnson, in the Fortnightly Review. OF GENERAL INTEREST. ' '' ' '-' I' "'^fc^' IVORY IN AFRICA. The Elephant Business a Source of Great Profit. Among the -wild animals indigenous to Africa which are profitable to commerce may be cited the elephant first of all From the African elephant, indeed, the world's ^supply of ivory is almost exclusively drawn. The Ceyloa elephant has no tusks at all, and the elephant of India and the Malay Archipelago, for what reason I can not say, furnishes but little ivory to the market; so little in fact that the Chinese, Japanese and Indians have to import ivory from Africa for the hundred and one graceful artistic objects which thoy -manufacture. Next perhaps to gold and diamonds, ivory is the most valuable and profitable African product. As a rule, people are given to talking of it in a disparaging 1 way as a vanishing quantity, and' not a-source of wealth to.be permanently calculated on. If proper steps were .taken toward a judicious preservation ofthe elephant—especially •the females—and its slaughter were to a certain extent controlled and organized, there is no reason why this magnificent beast should become extinct any more than has the Indian elephant. The Indian elephant does not breed in captivity, or, at least, a case only occurs once in fifty years. Practically you may say that every ele- uhant you see in the East has been caught in a avild state when young. In India the elephants are \rtilbsed as /beasts of burden. In Africa possibly the same might be done, but in addition a certain number of the males might be Tdlled annually for their ivorr. 'Britain — On the dried skin of serpents were once written the Iliad and Cktyssey. —John Wells, a Colorado man, satin R chair in his cabin the other night so EOre with rheumatism that he could not Stand. A big mountain lion looked in at the window on John, and-the sight of the beast's fiery eyes sent such a chill over the man that he got up and skipped for upstairs and hasn't felt a twinge since, —Said a tired-looking book-agent to me after I had given him a chair on the front porch: ''I am not afraid they will set the dog on me when I see flowers in the window. There is something in the care .of plants that makes people kindhearted. They may not buy my books, but they always give me a kind word." —Popular Gardening. —One defect in public school teaching is the failure to train the pupils in read" ing handwriting. It would be an excellent exercise and no little fun if the teacher would occasionally bring a bundle of business men's script and set the children to puzzling out just as they will have to do a little later in life.— Augusta (Me.) Farmer. —II. S. Beers, of Erookfield, Conn., has a clock that is said to be over two hundred years old. When the British went through that 'section in Revolutionary times they took the two heavy lead weights that run the clock to use in the manufacture of bullets, and left four six-pound iron shot in their place. The shot are still used as weights. —Housekeepers will appreciate a recent invention for shelling peas. In this machine green peas in the pod may be introduced in quantities, and the peas are cleaned and expeditiously separated from the pods, irrespective of size. The machine is provided with a means for discharging the pods and the shelled peas separately into convenient receptacles. —An old hen in one of the suburbs of Chicago has been trying, with all the earnestness of her nature, for several weeks to hatch something from a ball of twine, a piece of corncob and a piece of dry putty. Her owner has given up trying to dissuade her from the job, and is now awaiting the result of the incubation with as much anxiety as the old hen herself. , —"CJirls," said a bachelor named Perry, .a^, a corn-husking ia Missouri, the othernight, "Iwanta wife. If any of you will have me please stand up." There were .eighteen girls in the crowd, and every one stood up, and then seventeen young fellows pitched into Perry, and eighteen girls began pulling hair, and the party broke up and sadness reigned supreme.—Detroit Free Press. —Turtles are numerous on the west coast of St. Helena, and some of them each weigh as much as 150 pounds. An English steamer once took on board a dozen of these sea monsters, intending to deliver them alive to a provision dealer in Liverpool. But before they reached English water one of the turtles was taken sick and was thrown overboard, after having been branded with the name of the ship. Next -year the same steamer came across the same turtle on the coast of St. Helena, more than 4;000 miles from the point where the homesick creature was flung Overboard. —If there is any thing practical about those people who weld fortune to bad luck by-pawning what they happen to have saved or bought, it is the growing custom of selling pawn tickets before their value ceases.- It used to be .the rule that if a, man or woman could not redeem what he or she had pawned, the goods were lost. Now there is one large storekeeper on Broadway and a host of smaller ones all over the city who buy these tickets of those who know they can not raise the sum the pawnbrokers have loaned them. These buyers call themselves jewelers. As they try to get as good bargains as possible, it is now their rule to advertise pawn tickets for-private purchase. The list of such advertisements . grow larger every month.—N. Y. Sun. lead, 7 Copper and iron are the only metals that have, commercial value as electrical conductors. The heat-conducting qualities of the metals range about as follows: Silver,. 100; copper, T3.SO; gold,' 5X20; annealed aluminum, 3S.ST; unnealed aluminum, 87,00: tin, 14.50; iron, 11.00; steel, 11.00;' lead, S.50; platinvfm, 8.40; bismuth, 1.80. After ten years of construction an elaborate telephone system connecting all the forts and military establishments of Belgium with the City of Antwerp has just been completed. The system was specially devised to prevent the tapping of the lines by an enemy in time of war. .Some three years ago two French chemists, "MM. Fremy and Vernruil, succeeded in producing rubies artificially, but the crystals were exceedingly minute.. After long continued study and experiment they haxe succeeded in continuing the process over several months and producing as much 'as seven pounds of rubies at :i single operation. — Detroit Free Press. Calculation on a Pot:tty>. Did you ever calculate the value of a single potato on the basis that that single tuber was the only one left in the world? That one would, of course, contain within itself the possibility of restocking the world with a valuable article of. food. If one potato would produce, when planted, but ten potatoes in one years, the total product of that one potato would be 10,000,000,000, which would stock the whole world with seed. If the world were reduced to one single potato, it would be better that London or Chicago be blotted from the earth than for that one tuber to be lost.. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. N \ is L 111 oil lias been the cause of more alarm, to the Czar than all the other Russian anarchists combined. In her early years, she v/as a pretty governess in a little country village in Russia, and she still possesses traces of beauty. She is a woman of iron will and stern resolution. At one time, finding it impossible to conquer her, the Russian Government u, said to have offered her a bribe of ten millions at roubles to quit the cans- " .nnarchy and leave the countiy. hid, xst CURED —He Was Minding the Baby.—Tom- dik—"You did'nt put in an appearance at the club last night." McClammy— ''No, 1 was regulating tho earth." Tomdik—'-What do you mean?" McClammy—"You have heard that 'the hand that rooks the cradle is the hand that rules the the world."—Inter Ocean. wickedest youth often turns out later on as a good, respectable citizen. Not every young man who essays to learn the cornet joins a brass band. —Indianapolis Journal. Protect tour Health. Cold and moisture combined have a torpor- Islng effect upon the bodily organs, and the dl gestive and secretive processes are apt to be more tardily performed In winter th;m In the fall. The same Is true, also, of the excretory functions. The bowels are -'ofterusluEgisii, and the .pores o the skin throw olf but little waste matter at this season. The system therefore, requires opening up a little, and also purifying and regulat:ng, anfl the safest, surest aEd most thorough tonic and alterative that can I'a used for these purposes Is Hos'tetter'sStomach Bitters, .Persons who wish to .escape the rheumatic twinges, the dyspeptic agonies, the painful disturbances of the bowels, the bilious attacks, and the nervous visitations, so common at this time of the year, will do well to reinforce their systems vlth this renowned vegetable ^tomachlc and Invlgorant It Improves the appetite, strengthens the stomach, cheers the spirits, and renovates the whole physique. _ ' toa Has Joined the Throng. DAYTON, TRNN., a beautiful town of 5,<BO in- nabitants, located on the Qofeen and Crescent Route, 263 miles south of Cincinnati, has hitherto kept aloof from the excitement attending the boom of the New South; but .Che possibilities offered by a town already established with an inexhaustible supply of coal, iron and timber, and with cokeing- ovcns.blast furnaces,factories and hotels in operation, were too great to escry>e the eye of the restless capitalist, aruJ a stront party of wealthy men from Chicago, Chattanooga and Nashville, in connection with prominent banking firms in New England, have formed a company to be known as the Corporation of Day- tnn, for the sale of town Jots, the establishmcn' of industrial enterprises, etc. It is an assured fact that within six months Dayton will have another railroad from the bouth-cast, 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 C^ and C., one of the largest and most important of the Southern unk Lines. It is in the midst of the fertile and SCROFULA It is that Impurity in the blood, which,'accumulating in the glands of the .neck, produces unsightly Jumps or swellings; which causes painful running sores on tho arms, legs, or feet; which developes ulcers in tho eyes, eats, or nose, often causing blindness or deafness; which is the origin of pimples, cancerous growths, or the many other manifestations usually ascribed, to "humors;" which, fastening upon the lungs, causes consumption and death. Being the most ancient, it is the most general of all diseases or affections, for very few persons are entirely free from It. How Can It Be By .'taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, which, by the remarkable cures it lias accomplished, often when other medicines have failed, has proven Itself to be a potent and peculiar medicine for this disease. Some of these cures are really wonderful. If you sufferfrom scrofula, be- sure to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. " My daughter Mary was afflicted with scrof- Uloussore neckfrom the timeslie \vas22months old till she became six 1 years of age. Lumps formed In her, neck, and one of them after growing to the size of a pigeon's egg, became a running sore for over three years. We gave her Hood's Sarsaparilla, when the lump and all indications of scrofula entirely disappeared, and now she seems to be a healthy child;" J. S. CAELILE, Kaurigbt, N. J. N. B. Be sure to get only Hood's Sarsaparilla Soldbyall druggists. 51;fllxfor$5. Prepared only by C. I. HOOD &. CO., Apothecaries,Lowell, llaas. IOO Doses One Dollar Attractive and Promising Investments CHICAGO REAL ESTATE TURNER & BOND, •^ PAINLESS. «~MJUbt^a» EFFECTUAL W WORTH A GUINEA A BOX.' For BILIOUS & NERVOUS DISORDERS Sick Headache, Weak Stomach, Impaired Digestion, Constipation, Disordered Liver, etc, ACTING LIKE MAtilC on the vital organs, strengthenino the muscular system, and arousing with the rosebud of health The Whole Physical Energy of the Human Frame. Beech am's Pills, taken as directed, will auicklv FEMALES to complete health. . SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Price,, 25 cents per Box. Prepared only by TE03, BEECHAM, St, Helens, Lancashire, England. "'•" '"'' ''" -'•' '' ' 'tern; ivUtnuiilJtoecli" 1 " 1 * Z. f. JPbr/c, ^vIlo (if your ttrtiyffiitt daw no. St., Vew on TAXES FOB 1890. VfOTCIE Is hereby given that the tax duplicates lor the State and County ta\es for 1KO. -n-o mo,•^ £7 W 8 ', and ^ ! am I10W read '' to recelve «* taxes thereon Sed The following table shows the rate of taxation on each one hundred dollars wnrUi nf and also on each poll, In the several townships in Cass count?') Ind.I'oi• tSe year 1SSO; Townships. Boone Royal Cen;er Harrison Bethlehem •T"ffersoa Noble ' Clay. Adams Miami "'.'.'.: Logansport Clinton . Washington TIpton Walton " J>er Creek.... Jackson Bate o£ Taxation on Each $100 Valuation. K S" H Z 12 12 12 12 12 12 32 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 ffi ! ® (C 12, o £ H E 2fl 16 IG 1C 16 16 1C 15 10 18 1C 16 16 16 16 1C 10 W a 3 2 HJ p x % ] « i/? J/2 V> T& Vf ;§ % If t te te Vs ¥> o O | 2 X 701/2 "OV> ?$ 701/3 "Ol/o "01/2 ~<'Vs 70V2 "OVj> "OIA 701/S ~<% 701/J "Ol/* 701/fj 701^> a o I ~ 2. tJ /< 10 110 10 10 10 JO 10 10 10 ;o 10 10 10 10 10 in n o i 3 X U 05 25 ,15 08 08 10 10 .01 01 08 13 JO 12" 10 r/> n q_ I 5 c 3 X STl SO 25 20 3D 12 10 10 25 50 "26" 30 40 16 35 W hJ I 1-3 % 20 21 25 20 18 17 15 25 20 io' 15 IS 17 25 20 1 a, ' H X 20 25" 20 30 2-5 30 30 30 30 20 20 20 25 >• f g X 10 : w •!807 10 05 10 65 "05" 10 Ho^ | « I -3 P f- 208 1 60 189 204 2 12 1 81 1 79 194 199 1 60 1 60 1 77 1 88 201 150 211 Rate on Each Poll. tn & I 50 .50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 60 56 SO 50 50 50 50 ffi rs I 5 o h- £ 50 50 50 50 ro 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50. n | «-] *3 £ 100 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 100 1 00 100 1 00 1 09 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 100 CD 5: n I "3 c. "&0" •i-S c ..£ 0 200 25i) 200- 20f> 2 00 200 2 002 00 200 200 200 , 200 2 (Kl 2 OM 200 200 EXTBACT FEOM THE STATUTES OF INDIANA: tms iS ra L ^?^f 0 °?,?i r0tax " pa f errcha 5 ; ? (lwlTl1 t 3 * 68 on a tax duplicate In the hands a county treasurer may pay the lull amount o£ such taxes on or before the third Monday InAni^l or mar ar ra SteSiSS a T5 a w™SS lf in OII K 0r M S« W« Monday in Apru: and'tte remain fc?m&' B « D * ovember ' "'the Banner prescribe bylaw. All road tL» tone lWrd Mond3y .ear. . ^ •nnt iin « » ir i i ----- »~~.....v»* **i i->u,jiu\,uu V j, OCW.LIU- iiiBttii notbecashed to any one owing delluqenttaxM, and all persons ^ • Properties. ^^ii-^^ssf^^v^ nvestments ^ 1 - stores ii . roduce hantbome returns. strength as a With resort. The strongest fi-ii at present located there is the Dayton Coal & Iroi Co., an English Corporation, who have built a We believe •we SHORT LESSONS IN SCIENCE. Grains of Knowledge, Each Bit of Which Is So Much Power. The candle power which is used as the standard of illuminating' efficiency means the light of a sperm candle, seven-eighths of an inch in diameter, burning 1 at the rate of 120 grains per hour. f^old copper wire offers less resistance to a current than a hot wire. The resistance increases at the '.rate of about 1-5 per cent for ea'eh Fahrenheit degree of rise in temperature. An ordinary transparent glass g-lobe absorbs about 10 per cent, of the light passing through it. Ground glass absorbs about 30 to, 43 per cent., and opoJ glass from GO to 60 per cent. A new insulating compound for electric wires is made by mixing one part by weight of Greek pitch with two parts of burnt plaster. The compound is applied hot with a brush. It is amber-colored and polishable, and win stand unusual heat or moisture. As regards their capacity for conducting electricity, the principal metals rank thus: Silver, 109; copper, 9G; gold, 72, aluminum, 52; zinc, 25; platinum, 16: iron, 15; nickel. 12; tin, 11: cdly be a great success, as tie plan is to disccur- ,ipe extravagant prices and put the property in the hands ofthe people ata price where they can afford to hold ana improve it. Exu-ursian tickets, Cincinnati to Dayton and return, will be sold by agentsQUESN AND CKKS- CENT ROUTB and connecting- lines North. Kour llirmg-h trains daily from Cincinnati \vi:l,ou' 1 .'hun^e of cars. A Spring; Medicine. The druggist claims that people call dally for the new cure for constipation and sick headache, discovered by Dr. Silas Lane while In the Eockj Mountains. It is said to be Oregon grape root (a great remedy in the far west for those complaints) combined with'slmple herbs, and Is made for use by-pouring on bol'.ine water to draw out the strength. It sells at 60,cents a package and is called lane's Family Medicine. Sample free, leod For Over Fifty Years. An Old and Well-Xrled Remedy.—Mrs. Wlnslow'B Soothing Syrup has been used for over Fifty Years by Millions of Mothers for their Children While Teething, with Perfect'Success. It Soothes the Child, Soltens the Gums.AIlays all Pain; Cures Diarrhoea. Sold by druggists In every part of the world.. Be sure and ask for Mrs. .Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup, and take no other kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle, • 1une20d£wly a thorough knowledge of all] the Ins and outs of newspaper - advertising:, pained P, Rowel! & Go. . experience of years of successful business; we have the beat equipped office, by far the most comprehensive as Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Miles'Nerve ann Hvcr Pills. An Important discovery. They act'on the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A'new principle; They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and cotrstlpatlon Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest mildest, surest. 80 doses for 25 cents. Samples free at B. F. Keesllng'a. l Buoklen'H Arnica Salve. The Beat Salve In the world for Cuts, Brulseg, . Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chllbhilns Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, orsno pay required, It Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. FOB SALE BY B. F. Keesllng. ., .fly.) THE REV. G-EO. H. THAYEK, of Bourbon, Ind.;'says: ''Both myself and wife owe our lives to Shiloli's Consumptive Cure. Sold by B. F. ! Keesling 6 CATARRH CURED, health and sweet breath secured, by Suiloh's -Catarrh Remedy. Price 60 cents. Nasal injector . free.' Sold by B. F. Kees ing . . . 3 10 Spruce St., New rork. placing contracts and verifying their fulfillment and tmriraled. facilities in all departments for • careful and Intelligent service. We offer our services to all •wlic- contemplate spending SID or 310,000 in newspaper advertising and who Tax buyi see that they are correct. see that they have a. rece.,. uvu all of your real estate, it is not paid. Logansport, Ind., Jan. 1, 1891. 011 tha second PASTICULAE ATTENTION. c i ange °<*>r« leaving the Treasurer's office, and CHARLES L. WOLL, Treasurer Cass County, Ind. to get the most ond best adverHsing for the REMEMBER We roalro a specialty of manufacturing tiaby Currlacefl to-«ell direct ito private purtlea. You can, .therefore, do Detter with us than with a dealer. Wo send Car- rtaRoato all points within TOOmlles of Chicago IVeo of charge* Send lor catalogue. CMS. RAISER, Mfr., f>2M fllYhmirnive.. O'-ago, IB- When You Want Delicious Mince Pie in 20 Minutes JOB PRINTING ANT Pain and dread attend the use of most catarrh remedies. Liquids and snuffs are unpleasant as well as dangerous. Ely's Cream Balm Is sale, pleasant, easily applied Into the nasal-passages and heals the Inflamed membrane giving relief at once. Prtce 50e. to28 CBODP, WHOOPING COUGH and-bronchitis immediately relieved by Shiloli's Curr. Sold by B. E. Keesling. 5D On Short Notice,!Call at the ' n£ Jn.papor boxes; enough, fortnvo large pies. Always ready; easily prepared. CLEAN, WHOLESOME, CONVENIENT. SOLD BY ALL GROCERS. Journal Job Rooms.

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