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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, January 25, 1895
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WASHINGTON MELANGE. Somo Good Storios Heard In the National Capital. How non, Jtouhi-n n»yn<-«<l Fooled nil . CoUentruoH-A Putin-tie Little War Story— A 1 ntllOQH Ch«f TillH^ About Uackt. ISpccln! WnxninRton Jerry Simpson learned to wear socles after he- cam;; to Washington. lit was capable of Icami/ig the ways of civ- Hi/ation. H»n. William S. Ilc'.man, of. Indiana, who l.ir.s been continuously in congress for thirty-two years, tells a story concerning a character like Simpson who came from a western state about twenty-five years ujro; u man who could not or would not change his ways nor mend his munncTH. The gentlemen who o"-.:i:y<icd seats n-ar thin queer yhar:ii.-t(.T liked Iiir.-i. generally speaking, and rl ; d not want to wound liis feelings. The old fellow never used a han.lkerchier, l,ut reputedly daring the day blow his nose xv'.th his lingers BROKE TsOLID" SOUTH. and wiped his nose on his coat sleeves until the Uater were sleek and shiny, [[is neighbors determined to break him of the habit.' They found the way, as they imagined. It. was agreed that they should buy four or Qvu boxes of handkerchiefs, a do/.en in each box, do them up nicely, direct one to the old man and the others to themselves. Tho handkerchiefs were laid on the desks. Next morning 1 all thc gentle men went early to Mio lionse and in a short while in came thorough old member. He looked over his maU, then, picking up the box of handkerchiefs, tore oft the wrapping paper, "What's theiio'. 1 " he inquired of his neighbor. "They are handkerchiefs, replica tho member. "So nice to blow your nose on," illustrating it with his own. "They were sent to the members by tho clerk of the houso, who is u line man to get extra things for us." "And all done up," remarked tho old ' member. "How thoughtful! But I've no use for them, and I guess tho best thins to do is to frank 'em to my wife out west." And he proceeded to do so, for In those days, under tho liberal franking privileges extended members, many abused it by sending their soiled linen homo to bo washed. It resulted in the abolishing of the practice, except for public documents. A Story of tlm OrJI War. Senator Gordon, of Georgia, the last of Gen. Lee's corps commanders, relates u pathetic incident of the civil war. A few days before Christinas 1803; when the confederate army of northern Virginia was suffering its greatest privations, tbero was a dramatic scene in tho tent of the judg advocate general. It was a very cold mornin"! the ground was covered wit! snow; bleak winds were blow.ng, and the wood lire only scorned to make thc cold more penetrating. A private, sol dier, named Edward Cooper, wearing the confederate gray uniform, stoot befor-i a court-martini charged will desertion. The. facts were stated by the prosecution, a;.'d then the prisoner was told to introduce his witnesses, lie replied: "I have no witnesses." Astonished at the calmness with which ho seemed to be submitting to his inevitable fate, Oerj. UatUe said to him: "Have vou no defense? Is it possible that you abandoned your comrades and deserted your colors in the presence of the enemy without reason?" "There was :i reason," replied Cooper, "but it will not avail me before a military tribunal." "Perhaps you arc mistaken, said tuo coneral; "you are charged with tho hVbest crime known to military law, ami it is your duty to make known tho cause that influenced your actions." Approaching the president of the court, Coopor presented a letter, saying a* he did so: "There, general, is what did if." The letter was offered as the prisoner's defense.' It was in these words: "Dr.A!: I:DWAHU: Since your connection ivltn tno coi.idi.-nxu> nrmy 1 Ssve been prouder of you Urn;, ovor before. 1 would not b-.xve you do unythlns -.vrons (or tbo world, but before God. Edward, in.** you oomo uomo we must dlo. Last nKrht, 1 was arousi-d by lut.o rxuio ?£J. ic,.uiocl to him ana said: -Writ Is ««J m»Mcr. Eddlo?' Ho rcpllod: 'Oh. mamma, i im"o I uucry.' And Lucy, your torUns Lucy. • ho ne-o- complains, but she prows thinner J^Jntaaer every day. He.'oro God, Ed^rf. unless you coino homo w« m and, catching her breath at every word, she said: 'Have you come without your furlough? Go back! Edward, go back! Let me and the children go down to the grave, but, for heaven's sake, save tho honor of our name!' " There was not an officer on that court- martial who did not feel the force of the prisoner's defense, but each in turn pronounced thc verdict "guilty." Tho proceedings of the court were reviewed by Gen. Lee, and upon the rec- rd was written: V.KTSlw A. N. V.-The finding of ho con- t unproved. Tho prlsoaor Is par- cned and will return to uls <ir>ir.p.my. ••K. E. /.EI:. General. The court-rnartial could reach no ither conclusion than to find him fruilty. The commanding general could pardon him, and did pardon b.im. td- vaid Cooper v/as afterwards a bravo cocfc-derat--. soldier. Ho went north after the war was over and was a suc- eessrul business taan in Sew York city, vhere he died recently. Toonilw Wiw i» Great Man. Senator Gordon is very proud of his st'tto ar.d proud of thc great men whom Georgia lias produced. He was always inu.ii.se admirer of Robert Toombs, and speaks of him as one of the most remark-able men ever known in public life in any section of our country. Very few people of the present generation mow anything about Toorabs. Uis days of greatness and power in affairs were before and during the civil war. His ca-eer closed in 1SOD. and be died a few years a"o in- uilluent obscurity at.hia old home in Washington, Ga. Ue personally knew every president excepting the first three, Washington, Jefferson and Adams. Ue twice declined cabinet portfolios, having been offered the positions of secretary of the treasury and secretary of war. He accepted thc position of secretary of state in the confederate cabinet because he felt it his duty to thc cause which he espoused. It is said by those who knew him best that he was not the ardent advocate of secession that ho has been pictured, but that, on the contrary, he opposed the ^cession in its earlier days, and did all in his power to bring about a compromise of thc troubles between thc uorth and south. He supported the Crittcn- clen compromise heartily and with apparent siu.ierity, but when he found that it could not be carried out, he wrote his Georgia friends advising secession, and finally telegraphed to Atlanta: "All is "t an end. North deter- Am in favor of secession. accepted his advice and se- He could have been potential in holding Georgia in the union. The political leaders loved him, and if he had stood firmly, with Alexander U. Stephens, for the union, Georgia would have remained loyal. Toombs became Marion Butler, Who Wrested North Carolina from Democracy. H« Will Sncceod Matt RanKom In the United State* Senate anil Will Help tbo Republican* to Ore» nlzo That Body. On March 4, 1S03, Marion Butler will ^ take the seat in the United States senate j that will hare been occupied by Senator j Matt Ransom for twenty-four years, unless death or some unforeseen catastrophe intervenes to prevent it. Mr. Butler was bom in Sampson county. N. C.,-on May 20,1SGS. EC in now president of thc North Carolina State Alliance and vice-president of the National Farmers'Alliance and Industrial Union. His great-grandfather, James Butler, settled in Sampson county ::n 1760 and wai= a soldier in the revolutionary war. One hundred years later his father, Wiley Under, entered tho confederate army. At the close of the four years' .struggle Marion was a child in his mother's arms. He was reared on his father's farm, eleven miles from the county seat, and was prepared tor col- lon-e by his mother and at Salem hiffii school, a neighboring- county academy. He entered the University of North Carolina in 1SS1 und graduated in IbSo. He- had taken the law course at, the university in addition to the regular collocate course and would have entered" the legal profession the same year but thc sudden death of his father at this time changed the course of his ' He was the oldest boy and had, three younger brothers and three sisters to be educated. His father had made sac- rill ccs to educate him from the proceeds of thc farm. It required no reflection to show him the line of his duty. He at once went- hoaie and took charge of thc farm, and to help educate his brothers and sisters at home he soon accepted thc principalship of the neighborhood academy, where he was prepared for college. It was while he on-raged in this work, in the spring of 1S3S, that an "organizer" appeared and asked permission to organize an alliance lodge at the academy. Mr. Butler, who, though only a beardless boy, had watched and studied the alliance movement from its ineipiency in Texas, at onco not only gave his consent, but Ids assistance. The next evening a large and strong lodge was organized. One week later the county lodge was organized and Marion Bui-ler was IT 1 ? 'wn.* n.t home on mined. co'-o-iu ceded. TnrniiiT to the prisoner <.;cu. Battle !isl:ed: "What did you do when you received that letter?" Cooper replied: "I made application for a furlough. It was rejected. _Agam I made application and it was rejected. That ni"ht I wandered about our camp thinking of my home, the wild eyes of LBCT looking up at me and the burning words of Mary sinking in my brain. I was no longer the confederate soldier, but I wai the father oi Lucy and the husband of Mary. If every gun m the battery had been fired upon me I would have passed those lines. When I hed home Mary _J«n ff her arms K011EKT TOOMBS. secretary of state in thc confederacy, nnd major general in the confederate army. He could have had any position within the gift of the people of Georgia after the close of the civil war, but he voluntarily went into tho retirement of private life. Whnt Kind of Uaok to 15uy. John Chainbcrlin, the celebrated cook and rcslti'irateur, knows more about thc qualities of all varieties of game than any man in this vicinity. Um- cwnin"- tho red-head and canvasback duck he says: "There are canvasbacks and canvasbaoks. No two breeds are exactly alike, though a big and nlump canvasbaek duck is about thc nearest approach to gastronomic heaven that wc> have thus far been ab^e to discover in thc nineteenth century. The verv best cauvasbacks aro bora and killed in our section. You can buy thorn, according to the bill of fare, m every oyster house in New ^ork. hnt I am sorry to say that guile and deception exists there as elsewhere in the world. In Washington and Baltimore 1 p-efer the eanvusbaek. In New York, e-Jept in a small number of famous nViwits, which I could name,.! consider the red-head the better of the two ducks to buy." SMITH D. Fr.v. A .VLtod I'rlncclot. Among tho hardest things w'nieh t,ho iufaiit rriiicc Edward of the royal house of England, the little son of the duke of York and heir expectant to the t!-ri'.".o, will have to str.i>jhten out when ho is older is his relationship to his own father and mother. It constitutes a problem such as is s; Idoxn lour.a o-'.t.'-.iuc of princely houses. It U cor- •j'n. however, that ho is 13ie third cousin of his father and also the second cousin of his mother. This mukos bis relationship to himself somcvriicro between thr.t'of a third aau fourth co;usin. IK' is. r.s it wore, Ills own double-Muni cousin—a relationship v,-h;.;h v.-tU dowbt- Icr.-s tako some time for him .to comprehend. Beth his father iind mother are descended from Georye~lII-01" England. Geoigc III.'s son .Adolphus, duke of. •Ccjchridtro, had-a'dougbter iMary, who married the chike-oi Teuk; an'd-oecamo tho mother of Princess May, who married die duke of York; and tho duke of York's father, princo of Wales, is the great-grandson of the same King Gec-rgo III. __ —Roman lamps wera of gold, silver, bronze, iron, eoppsr v lead and carthen- \varo. • ••• '.':'•''.. me mrm wneii a com.mou^ came to notify him of his election. He acccptci, and at once threw his whole soul and energy into the work. Ue at once saw the power and necessity of newspapers, so he rode to the county seat, the next day ajul bought the Clinton Caucasian, a small country weekly, edited by two lawyers. 1 rom that day the alliance movement has nowhere in the state boon stronger than in Sampson and the adjoining counties. . In 1SDO lie was elected to the state senate, after a hard fight, as the champion of tlfe railroad coinrausion. Under his leadership the present .state railroad commission law was enacted, and a movement put on foot to force every co-poratioii in tho state to list, its property and pay just taxes oo the same. It was a hard and bitter fight, but he ''in'lS'Jl he was elected president of the state alliance of North Carolina to succeed Elias Carr, thc present governor of tho state. In IS!::: he was reelected V.y acclamation. He was elected president of the National alliance at Toncka Kan., in February, 1S03. He presided as chairman over tho first stato convention of the people's party, iTid would ha.vo been nominated for governor if he had been thirty years old tho constitutional age. He declined to accept any place on the state ticket, but took the position of elector for the state at large. Ue canvassed the state with practically no assistance, and made one of the hardest lights against treinondous odds ever seen in Sort.b C'arol.na. At thc Memphis meeting of tne National alliance he was elected fln.t vice president of the national organization on tne first ballot. lie attended r.he first national meeting at Indianapolis in 1S01, and was a delegate to the St. Louis conference and Memphis meeting m ISO'.: His newspaper, the Caucasian, was burned out during thc campaign, but it is on its feet again, and is pushing rapidly toward a circulation of 20.000. Prior to the late election, which culminated in the tremendous majority o. 30 000 for thc populists and their allies, the republicans, he suggested -fusion- -.nd organization. He met the republican leaders in Raleigh, scys the New York Eccordcr, and unfolded his plan for carrying the state. His reword was to bo the United States iwnatorship if bis tactics won the day. Oo November 6 lie had an agent at. every ballot box in tie" state to keep a written account of every vote cast. He war- determined thp.ro should be no "countiair out" done. COURT MOURNING. How Different Nations Observe the Death of a Sovtrelsa. When tho Emperor Alexander III- oi Russia died lately the coarts o£ Europe went into mourning for periods varying slightly, according to their formal custom. The "mourning" of the Bntisi: court, which represents the genera.' usage, lasted fora period of four weeks; for that is the time in which the court expresses in various outward ways its purely formal grief in the case of a foreign potentate who holds the rank oi an emperor or empress, a king or a qneen. . . The usage of tho British court is this: Upon the death of a reigning or princely person, within the range of the court's mourning, the Court Circular- a sort or daily official bulletin of the proceedings of the royal court—forthwith contains a notice commanding a certain period of mourning. The notification, which is prepared under the immediate direction of the qneen, prescribes the period of thc mourning and what shall be worn on Jformal occasions. , Gentlemen aro to wear crape on_thc arm or other prescribad mourning: ladies are to wear black or purple to a certain prescribed extent. The. notification informs the court that it is tc wear "full mourning" until a certain date, nnd after that "half mourning and, finally, that on a certain da.e these signs are to cease altogether. For a reign ing foreign potentate, or one who has reigned, the term o, mourning is four weeks. During that time festivities are suspended, and only the most ordinary and necessary ' functions" and formalities observed, at all of which the persons connected with or invited to the court appear m the prescribed mourning. For the heir to a throne, and to certain other princes, two weeks of mourning are deemed sufficient, and in the cnsc of an ordinary prince, belonging to a reitrning house, a weeks monrninf is commonly prescribed. Ml this mourning is, of course, on the surface only, but it has this characteristic in common with all other mare public mourning, such as we sec in our own country ; .n the half-masting of finn-s and the draping of buildings. All this, thoucrh formal and prescribed, is fitting and proper. ,,...., It is worthy of note that the Jiritisli court wont into mourning for tho death of President Gnrfield, classing him as a "reigning sovereign," out of compliment to our republic. Tt is not lik-elv thnt any of the court ladies who wmv black- plumes on their bonnets felt any personal grief for the doatii of our chief magistrate, but their garb contributed, in a small degree at least, to a welcome national observance. It seems a peculiar fact that the mourning of the other European courts fo- the late emperor of Russia, lasted lon-er than that of the Russian court itself But this wns due, not, certainly to the fact that thc mourning of the Russian court at the death of its late master wns less lasting than-that of other courts, but to the circumstance that the new czar's marrmtre was necessary at this time for reasons of state and church, and that .the n-or-^eous ceremonial of an imperial Russian marriage could not properlv be marked with the trappings of grief. To a considerable extent the court mourning of Europe is a family affair. The royal houses of Great JJntain. Prussin. Russia, Denmark, Greece and several German states are closely vein tod, and so are those of Austria, J.el- ffhim, Italy, Bavaria, Spain and I Ortu- gal, according to the religious belief their members profess. These martial alliances follow the !'nes of religious faith, except is the particular that intermarriages between princes and princesses of thc Greek- and votestant faiths :irc common: but the political alliances, which really bma tho countries m.ich more closely at thisao-e of the world than royal mar- ria'-resdo. are quite regardless of religious faith. . , t . Much court mourning, so far as, K is distinctively the mourning of. the court, has the sincerity of personal attachment behind it.--ionth's Companion. AN AFRICAN KING. for infants and Children most remedies for cMl-iroa are compoad of opium or Po Ton Know *ac opium.md niorptuno art, .rnpety&K -"cot* V**™ ' tlo Yon KnowtLatlnnio.t^^drug^t.^ not pitted to .41 narcotic, without labeling feeoi poisons t Do You Know that you Aoold not permit «* **<*** <° * unless you or your physictoi know of wbat It is composed » Do You Know that Castorla Is a punJy wseuU* Its ingredients la published with every botUo f Do Yon Know that C^rfr is U.e prescription of the ™. Br.S—1 that thirt, of all other remedies for children combined T and Out a li«t of ~* -« rla had been proven U, be ab. C Jutelyli««le... Yon Knnw that 35 ** en po^eesed 'o. this perfect prep^Uo», you* chMre* r-T be kept well, and that you may bave unbrofcen rest 7 W Jl f th«»« thtolt" aro worth toowtog. They »re lactt. it <m£M>>£ Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. S y SU ff $ f W i IMS a ;S ~ Diseases or we Heart, ^neya-, ur \V II. Porter. Lie H OOD'S SarsapariUa 'winsjita into the confidence of the people by the good it is doing. Fair trial* LauSlid Heartily at tho First ATbite Yl'omnn Mo Ever Saw. The following is an extract from a letter, written by a French lady in Sene^-al and published in a Paris newspaper, referrfng to a visit to -King Behan- zin of Dahomey on board thc Segond: -'•The king, followed by five wives and four children, of whom one is a. hand: some boy, then came forward in a silk 'ma-ntle striped with black and blue and elcgantlv draped. His head was bare, and he had on his feet sandals held on by crossed bands embroidered in wools of many colors. Be smoked a large ebony pipe, the bowl and sbank of which were circled with silver. His French is limited to 'bon jour' and •ami " and I am the first white woman, htTevcr'saw. and the sight of me astonished him. lie at first gazed at me, then roared with laughter, and, when he had laughed till he was tired.-looked around and asked where my husband was. The interpreter having pointed him out, he tool: him by the shoulder -nd <wu him a friendly shake, which was as much as to say: What a lucky fellow vou are. One of the five wives cooks. "She has lost, all her tacth. The others stand around the deposed king, "•-he TO-anjfeSt always has in her hand a wooden bowl filled with sawdust. It K his spittoon. Sbo is the favorite. The children are very nice. Dehanzin is elderly, about fifty-five, nnd has a white heed of hair. . He hardly knows how to walk, because, on 'account of his rani:, he has- al_vray.s been earned." TTomun Tra%c'.<--.-s In Corcu KEEPING OLD AGE AT BAY. Vcffntarlan Anrumcnt with Illmarntloni Which Appeal to All. A few years ago a:i Italian bacteriol- 0"-ist proclaimed that he ha.d discovered the "germ of old age.'' The idea was scouted by all scientific men, but the.ro may be something in it after all. Atony rate, says Modern Medicine, there seems to be good ground for believing that germs, if not a specific germ, arc at least one of the most important in- Wnoncos which bring on ° 1J a fT c - ' l has long been known that thc ptoniaius or toxic substances prcdxiecd by microbes are capable of sotting up various t lc"-eucrative processes. Degenerative changes in the joints, the liver, the kidneys ana other organs, have been directly traced to this cause, writer has for some time held the opinion that the degenerative changes incident to advancing age are due to the same cause; namely, the toxins absorbed from the alimentary oauai. These toxins arc constantly present in greater or less quantity, according to thcuxtcnt to which fermentative and putrefactive processes prevail in thc stomach ::nd intestines. Tlic.se processes deprn.il first, upon the integrity of tho di'yrtM'o process, ir. the ir.i'u- vi.-h-.al, and', s»i;onclly. upon the char- acter'of t-hc substances introduced into the alimentary canal as food. iwecn English roast becl ana tne gout and rheumatism, which prevail so extensively among Englishmen, was clear- J V pointed out by that distinguished phvsiciaii and essayist, J. Milucr Fothergill. The above considerations, if not considered absolutely conclusive. are worthy cf thought. TUC 1 Irni IilShtnoui"!' The famous tower, on. the Isle of Pharos, at Alexandria, built about 2S,-> Ti 0 , is thc first lighthouse oi un- duiibwd record. This tower, constructed by ' Sobtratus, the architect, was square in plan, of great height and built in offsets. An open brazier at. the top of the tower' contained the fuel for the light. At Dover and Bou,,,,.,, , logne, on either mde of the English. The ' channel, were ancient lighthouses, built by the llomans. Hut the lighthouse at Corima, Spain, built in the rei"-n of Trajan, and reconstructed in lOSJ, is believed to be thc oldest •••"-inc-lighthouse.—X. Y. World. Is wives are wateliM bow .i,om. for cnsycrsaiic- •' J iM- tutu* •».!.*.... j j , i Hop'nirtiO bocur< These considerations suggest at once : " mcntDut v<>ry » the thought while all human beings fc^^I must necessarily be constantly subject to the influence of toxic substances generated iu their own alimentary canal, and consequently must grow old and succumb sooner or later to thc dc- g-cncrative process of old age, these processes may be greatly accelerated by subsisting upon a diet which favors the production of toxic substances in the alimentary canal. If this theory is correct we should expect to find "the greatest longevity among those animals and those men who subsist on the simplest and purest diet, other conditions being equal. It would be impossible to find a sharper contrast than that which exists in this respect between carnivorous and vegetarian animals. Contrast, for example, the dog which grows old, becomes rheumatic and infirm iu eigbt or ton years, with the donkey, who lives auscfnllife to forty or fifty rears, and thc elepnaut, which is still active and useful at one hundred years. Tlie same is true among men. The: greatest ntimbcr of persons who now live above one hundred years of age are to be found among Russian peasants, who rarely last*; meat. These people have been practical vegetarians for so many centuries—perhaps from the earliest ages—that anatomists have noted a distinct difference in the length of their alimentary canals as compared •with those of the flesh-sating Germans, -whose ancestors were cannibals. Rheumatism in its protean forms is one of the most constant, and distressing disorders p* Old ajre. 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