Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 21, 1896 · Page 10
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 21, 1896
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The The Light, The Strong, The Easy Wheel. Logan riders can be seen everywhere and are proud. Logan Models: Ladies' No, 25 and 32, and Gents' No. 29 and 31 are the popular wheels. We have these numbers now in stock- We also carry the Monarch full line, the Clipper full line and the Norwood. 9 The above wheels all have a record. Kreis Bros. Man'f g" Co. Stevens & Bedwards, DAINTY BEDROOMS. In P limiting, Gas Fitting, if ot Water and Steam Heating HYDRANTS, HOSE, HOSE GOODS, And All Kinds ot LAWN SPRINKLERS. , GAS AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES. STEAM AND BRASS GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. AGENTS AT LOGANSPORT FOR Electric Buzzers and Fans. i-i, AJl the result ct thinking wbeie I cw Und a line o- tent clgnr. o_wom!er vvlmt the ALL- riTOCK S-ceiit cigar Is like! Everyone iinilsva It. 3—what everyone says must be Wtflit. I'll try It, anyway. *—It's line! Aroma like the honeysuckle! 5-A good voles Is ii luxury nrlzed by \vomon; but tlio ALL STOCK fl-cent clear Is especially prized by men. 6-A lot ot harmless exlill- aratlon in tbo A LL STOCX- M't'il by SoWfef t CchUl»l —a bonnet flavor that can't be beat. Excuse ma for smlllng-can't lielp It. sB^^ArttaffN, Baker, M.O., OPTICAL SPECIALIST. Our specialty Is fitting glasses where others have failed. We do nothing olse. If. you have headache, pain In the, - • - ^r . x» eyes or glasses that don't suit yon COD- u ;os. Examination Free. Office: V our.th St. opposite Keeeling's drug store. We are the only persons In the city doing onr line of wort. CaU and see our eye protectors for B leycle Elders. Every one should have Bern. Quaint, Cool Apartments Furnished Blue nnd Wlilto. Vi'hlte enamel bedrcxuu sets nre as fashionable as «ver for the bedrooms of country houses. The surface is either of plain onamel with brass trimming's, or wit-i dcoo.rnt.ipps, of DcJEt, blue in the form of little landscapes, Kliowiug iv lie re pretty Wuc bridges etrctch over'eqimlly pix-tty blue streams •u-liere there .'M'e boats on Uie wut.pr njriO windmills by tlje shore, or . hacbclar- buttons are painted' in clusters or seat- tured singly over each piece. The b!uc dccoratu>Hs mny be conventional in design i:.mJ lake the form of empire wreath* of loaves or Hewers, or of scrolls.' Often n few .itacorat/id pieces, "• toilet table- find a chair or two, or perhaps a chcva'-l {fliiss, uK'y be the only decorated ;\ieccs used with a plain white s'<->L Again, the b-hie may only appear in the wall paper ov hangings, or in. the, mantel ornaments ami dock and lamp shades, which may be of Delft blue and white. The lipht through, the globe-shades of Delft blue n.ud white is jxirticuJnrly plensmg- when it lights up n really good little view of laud ajid water. These shades nre, however, high-priced. On the low-priced shades the drawing is very poor, and the boats ride in the sky, sttid the windmills occur in most impossible place? and positions. These bine and white shades look their best on lamps of wrought iron. When blue and white is not chosen for' a bedroom,* green o.nd.whitc, old pinlr and white, or violet nJid white are cool-looking- color? .to put together. Often a young- womau who eaa paint flowers well decorates a window seat, a rocking chair and a writing desk for herself. Such a room is charming when the decorations arc violet and the while wall paper is also scattered with the , same flowers, with many of them in a festoonod freiza where there are many • green leaves. This extreme daintiness 'of' coloring shoul'd, however, only be chosen for a room where the maids wHo care for the house or the maiden who occupies it has leisure to keep it immaculate. When a light coloring 1 is desired, and white is not liked, curly birch and bird's-eye maple are both used for bedroom furniture. White furnishings have most opposite effects on different persons. ' One woman, who has a whit* room finds its glare tiresome, another thinks it restful.—St. Louis Republic. Greater .Edinburgh. A scheme is on foot te double the area ol Edinburgh by the annexation, of certain rural districts and also the. towns of Leith and Portobello. It seems that the present area of the city Is.less thnn ten equare miles, while the population j la more than 275,000. The present acre- j age of .the city Is 6,210 and the proposed j rural extensions- 5,760 acre*... The area > of Leith is 8,044 acres and the.nxca of; Portobello 257 BCTM, so that tbe-««* o* : the extended city would be 14.400 acre*. • THE CHICAGO RIVER. From Mouth to Source It !• an Interesting: Stream. Borne of tbe Grcatopt Induil.rlei In the World Ar« Located-Alone It* Two Branchm — An Emblem of Metropolitan Life. [Special Chicago Letter.] Some four score years.ago a band of sturdy backwoodsmen paddled three enuoes .along' the southwestern shore line of Luke Michigan. A babbling brook, which gurgled merrily over the pebbled, attracted their attention. "That's the place to settle," said one of the home seekers, who wus of an esthetic temperament. The country about was low and marshy, and the babbling- brook wu* only the center of a broad nnd sluggish Btreom. But the site had commercial advantages, and the brood bed of the river offered a good harbor to a future city. So the home, seekers settled and Chicago begun and the Chicago river was responsible therefor. Chicago grew, and it wits still the river that was responsible. The stream was dug- ovit and made navigable; all of the city's commercial activity focused nhout it. To-day the Chicago river is still the real heart of the city's industries, and comes In contact, directly and indirectly, with well- nigh aJl the commerce of tho great metropolis. The river has two brandies, flowing from the north and southwest and meeting about, half a. mile from the mouth 1/> form the main stream. For a distance of three miles up either branch, the Chicago,river is a true representative of the diversity and of the In B:u(V i~ f iron and fsrun by steam, and wo-5 tbe flrxr of its kind in'Chicago. Twelve years ago when :ill the other bridge's were made of wood and turned by hand-power, the Rush street bridge was one of the Eight.': of the city. Today only a fcv/of the old-style bridges remain in the more quiet neighborhoods. Far up in the south branch IR the Halsted suspension bridge. It is a tremendous structure, and itB-'com- pletion, after two -years of work,, was considered a feat of architecture. At the top of the huge iron frame are four towers from which the machinery i* operated, which raises the bridge to a height that will permit the passage of ocean steamers. Besides Die bridges there are three tunnels for foot passengers and cable cars, going under the river and connecting with different parts of the c.ity. '. Fruit and vegetables are unloaded near the mouth of the riter, and some of the vessels are Jinrborcd here; but, in general, the main stream is kept open largely to passing vessels. The entire south branch i« also used mainly for transportation. Busy ships hurry to nnd fro, for this is the route that leads by canal to the Mississippi. About three miles up the branch is one of the biggest lumber districts in.the world. Cedar from Michigan, pine from the far west, birch from Wisconsin, rough woods and planed lumber are piled here, one stack next to the other, through a district over a mile in length, and almost half as wide. Eighteen ditches or canals, called "slips." each from one-qu.irtcr to one-half mile long and deep ami broad enough to admit the lumber barges, lead into the midst of the lumber. One long slip runs south through the Mock yards, and most ol the live stock that is brought to Chicago by railroad is carried up and down this slip. Just south of the lumber.District are' busy Irom morning till evening' loading and unloading the block diamond. Factory districts follow. There ore a number of well-known breweries, many large machine .shops, several of the biggest boot and shoe factories in the country. There is also another lurober yard, and the largest grain elevator in the world is directly across oa the other branch of the river. Tanneries arc scattered along the water's edge for a distance of a jnile, pumping out their vile-smelling refuse into the mucfl-suffcring Scanmn- dcr, whose own permeating perfumes ore entirely overwhelmed by the odor. Well may the tanneries assume this privilege, for they manufacture the leather that supplies a dozen states. At Fnllcrton avenue, the former city limits, all tin; great iron workshops- have gathered. Here arc the famous rolling mills where rails are made, A mile north of Fullerton avenue even the monotonous brick kijns disappear a-ud the woodland begins. From the we-;t bank extends a wide plain of fine pasture land; on the other side is a genuine forest of bea.utiful tall jv.plars, elms and butternut trees— extraordinary specimens, especially when one considers the' nearness of a great business center. Gradually the Chicago river narrows to a gentle brook with its sources in the primeval country £5 miles northwest of the city. Tugs and barges and excursion, steamers at the mouth, lumber yard and coal yard, a Chicago Amsterdam, factories, grain elevators, iron foundries, then rows of brick kilns, and finally i. virgin forest—wide and varied as the life and industry of the metropolis—such is tie Chicago river. E. T. Gtrypi-Aon. LARGE HAILSTONES. They Fell Recently at Cornlnc, Kan., I and NuriirUed the Native*. i 'We publish herewith an engraving taken from a photograph which was. furnished to the Scientific American by Mr. Frank MInter, of Corning. Kan., •which shows a wonderful fall of hailstones which occvrred on the afternoon of May 3. at that place. Mr. Mil)ter says the pan of hailstones was scooped up promiscuously half an hour after the storm, and in order to show, the great size of the specimens, he had placed .alongside of the pan an ordinary srodigious extent of jess. Every branch of Industry, commercial, manufacturing, agricultural, appears in turn, each set oft by itself in its particular locality. We begin at the mouth of the river. Fully a third of a mile of shore line has been gained since Chicago bfgan. jy the' building of piers. A regular DCninsula. has thus been made on the north side of the river. Lumber yards occupy most of the acquired land. There are also rows of those tall, lank rrain elevators which have become famous all over the world, and, where 50 years ago the water was deep enough to float a navy of ocean steamers, two of the largest soap factories in the west have been built. At the east end of the pr.ninsula is a. small two-story lighthouse directing UNLOADING GRAIN AND LCMBER. . 01 icairo's busi thcs6nt.li branch meets with the Illinois fe • & Michigan canal, bv which Chicago is of connected directly with the gulf connected directly with the Gulf of Mexico. The north branch is more varied and picturesque, being used more as a harbor and Jess for traffic than the south branch. There is one neighborhood which reminds one of Amsterdam rather than of young aud new fashioned Chicago. This is -the repair yard, Ships are talcen here for the winter, given new j-igging, plugged, painted, etc. Many a quaint old sailing ves- 'sel, with big sturdy masts and cumbrous Hulls and manned by a foreign looking crew, may be seen. The oldest and quaintest vessels find it bardcst to get employment, and so they ore kept- longest in the repair shop with, their canvas bunched up until the exigencies of the trade call them out Nearly all the conl consumed in the northwest passes through Chicago. The territorial concentration of industries has been so great that practically all this coal ife stored in the yards extending for three blocks on cither bank of the north branch. Within j these three blocks there are mountains > CHICAGO RIVER AT NIGHT. the ships from the outer harbor into the river. The old man that has charge of the tower sees all the vessels pass by,, nnd he is one of the few people in the city that, have ;my idea of the extent ond the variety of Chicago's commerce, and the importance of the river in making that coinmerce. A lumber barge, loaded to its utmost rapacity with rough hewn oak trees, drags slowly into tne river, while two tug boats scurry like busy ants iu the oppisitc direction. They are going to pull some clumsy sailing vessels that are iiearing the harbor. An empty steamer which was filled with fruit from Michigan follows the tugs. Another steamer laden with big chunks of soft coal is going up the river; other steamers, tug .boats, barges, carrying millions and millions of dollars' worth of wealth in their hulls,, pass to. and fro.. Merry faces and a noisy brass, band nre. seen on the next steamboat. The man in the tower takes off his cop and the crowd of excursionists gives him 1 a lusty cheer that rings with particular emphasis in thia bustling center iif moneymaklng. fhe first bridge is at Rush street: It of coal, nnd coal, a.nd nothing but coal; ]mge cranes and gigantic steam shovels IB''"'///////' WONDERFUL FALL OF HAILSTONES, sued hen's egg, while in the pan are some potatoes. Mr. Mintcr says: "We have often heard of hailstones as large as hen's eggs, but, these are considerably larger. When tie photograph was taken tiicy were a good deal smaller tbnn when they fell. Some were found that measured 33 inches at their greatest circumference. The roar of the approaching storm could be heard for fully a. quarter ,-ot an hour before it arri'vcd. Scarcely .-my damage was done, except to chickens and wild birds, and no less than CO dcsd birds were countoti along one mile of hedge." LOCATES BULLET IN BRAIN. SncccKflftiL Experiment Made with fdthod* E;iy» at McGUl University. An interesting application of the X rays has just been made at JIcGJJl university nt Montreal, <Ju«. Two years ago a girl residing in the city was accidentally shot, the bullet entering her forehead. ' A futile effort was njade to extricate the bullet. The doctors, flf tea probing to a depth of two inches into the brain, found it impossible to locate the ball. An exposure the other, day of less than ten minutes resulted in.'a very successful experiment, showing the bullet lodged about the center ofthebrain. This is said to bethc first case on record of a substance being photographed in the interior of the brain. EMPBROB WILLIAM'S YACHT METEOR. Th. Meteor, de.ip.ed by Q. L. W.twn, the Scotch «p*rt, and ^ n F««^^^^ for Uw America'* Cup aeit year.

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