Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 21, 1896 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 21, 1896
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25C TECK and 4-iN-HAND 15C A CJioicc;Llne. This Suit, $3.98 is Dress Suit, Tliis Happy Home Clay Worsted, Suit, $6.98 $r.oo This Wedding Suit; Business Suit Full Satin Lined, Black, Brown or Oxford, $13.50 . $4.98 T-I r\ -pi T-I i The ofoiect of giving this Watch free with Men's and Boys Suits, starting as low down P K H h the scale as $3.00 suits (the retail price of Watch alone,) is to sell you or your children 1 IVLji^i ! a suit, and placing the limit at $3.00 we give everybody a chance. Understand the object of this free distribution is to get cash and make new customers. We want your trade, that's why we give you a Watch more than your oldjtrading place. The Grand Climax of Reductions 9Sc 9Sc Hens Dress or Shop Shoes worth $1.00 to $2.00 |1.48 Men's Calt Needle Toe Dress Shoes §1.4$ •worth $2.00 to $2.50 S14S Men's. Tan, Common Sense Shoes $l.4S worth $2.50 £1.98 Wen's Calf Shoes, all staple style?, woj-iji Maundered White Shirts 34c 3 for $1.00. 15c Socks Pine Seamless Black and Tan 3 for 25c SuspendersI $2.98 Men's, the Real Elegants, the Swellest, the Newest, the Best, worth $4.00 to $4.50. $3.48, the " Creme de la Creme." Our lowest sale price has been $5; Chicago prices $6, $7 and $8ryP. finVeestatent Leathers, Cordavans, Calf and Enamef Shoes. <« i| T A | W Z\ I C tl v T ** *"^'- 1 * double our business. " The watch free with suits and the chain with shoes. OTTO KRAUS, Of Course, Boy's Knee Pants 15c 1 PECULIAR ENTEEPEISE. Displayed by the Persons Who "Manage" Mt. Vornon. Jt Costs Money to Visit the Xouib of AVuftiilriKton—IVtty Kxtortlou »utl L.-. Tyranny Which Arc n National Scnndu], [Special 'Washington Letter.] This is a true story ot the greatest show in this country; ILshow which is open every clay in the year, excepting Sundays; a show which, is making money nil the time. It is well known in Washington, that some li years ago a syndicate, of ^capitalists bought the property directly east of the capitol grounds, and then lobbied a bill through congress authorizing the. purchase of the entire tract, comprising two whole squares, for the purpose of erecting thereon tjje congressional NOT IX IT. library, which is now.appronching completion. The need of sach a building has long been apparent, and the enactment of the law authorizing the purchase o£ the ground in question was «asily secured. The capitalists made money out of: the transaction, and the government has secured a magnificent literary palace for the vast, growing, important and valuable congressional library. ' Several years ago some enterprising .gentlemen purchased the greater portion of the ground on which the battles oi Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge •were fought. Then a bill was introduced and passed providing for the purchase of the ground by the government, und the conversion, of the entire tract of land into a historical park. The enterprise was patriotic and met with little or no opposition in congress. The original investors made money out of their patriotic impulses and speculative Investments. , The ground occupied by the union •soldiers at Gettysburg, was. Ipng,since purchased by wise financiers a:!d sold to the government .it n bi<>- profit; and to-day nil of the regimental battle lines are marked by monuments, milestones, hcndstor.es and other pcrm:mcut evidences of the grent conflict. Upon Little l;omnl Top there is a statue, and there are also old-fashioned cannon of the period ivlioa this country was engaged in an almost internecine struggle. To-day some other enterprising' gentlemen have purchased, the ground on -which the confederate soldiers fought, mid /.hey are toying to sell it to the govoniffient at a profit. The congressional library, the Chick- »mavffn and Gettysburg parks are maintained by the government, it costsaflAraericancitJzen uothjjjgto visit the library or the battle Hold parks; that is, nothing 1 beyond railroad fare. There is no charge for admission und no tollgnte keeper demands money for the privilege of seeing- the works -of art, or tie fields of heroism.,«nd patriotism. You would regard it as an outrag-e if an. old soldier were required to pn.y money to the capitalists in order lo have the privilege of looking over the ground made sacred by the shedding of Immaai blood that this government of the people might be one and inseparable, wouldn't you? And you would surely resent it as <i shameful imposition if a gatekeeper should meet you at the door of the congressional library and demand an* admission fee to that building which belongs to our entire people. George 'Washington belonged to the American people, and liis memory is a heritage of the people. But if you want to make a pilgrimage to llouut Verncra to view his last resting place you must pay an admission fee. At the wharf there stands a man who compels you to deliver your admission fee. Xo matter what motives of patri- ' otic desire may prompt you to visit the tomb of Washington, you will find your ardor dampened and your self- respect diminished when you find yourself compelled to pay a quarter for admission, just as you would pay Lo go into a Punch and Judy show or into the .side, show of a big circus. That is the true story concerning the greatest show on this continent. The homo and tomb of George Washington are on exhibition daily, and no American citizen may enter t-here ;vithout giving- up his 25 cents. The go-verhment founded by Washington is able to maintain the last iiome and last resting place of Wash- ugtcra; to maintain the house and grounds; to Peep them in order; to >rotect them from intrusion, and to >revent the disgraceful exhibition which is being made there, as a matter if speculation. It is not the 1 amount if money required as an admission fee vhich is reprehensible, but the mere net that the place should be maln- niiied 'n such manner as to -require any admission fee at all, There are now two methods of tra-ns- Dortation from Washington, to Mount Ve'rrjon. There is an electric railway which carries passenger's for 50 cents for the round trip; but the nclrojgslon fee o£ X~> cents is required by that route. For many years there has been nn excursion steamer plying between this city and Mount Yernon, and €he round trip fare, including admission to the historically sacred grounds, is 75 cents. There is a popular pleasure resort down the Potomac, two miles belov.' Mount Vernon, on. the Maryland side of the Potomac, called Marshall hall. The round trip fare is 25 cents. On tihe wny down -the river the excursion steamer stops a.t Mount Vernon. Those having tickets of admission, are allowed to land. The others go on. down. 1x3 Marshall hall, spend an hour or two, and retxirn to the city. On the way back Hie steamer stops at Mount Vernon, to bring back the pilgrims who have visited the sbrbie, at 25 cents per head. Some years ago people were accustomed to carry lunches with them to LllttCKES'feCKEDKfRE I t ^-_ " THE BEST OF FRIKND3 MUST PART. Mount Vcraou, but tha-t has been stopped. If you get oil the boat with n sandwich or a lunch basket in your hands, the bosses of the home and tomb of Washington will compel, you to leave your lunch at the wharf. You cannot take it up the hill with you, into th<« grounds. But, after being deprived of your lunch, when you have climbed tb.9 hill and-.walked all over the grounds, U you are hungry, you may buy a lunch for 75 cents—a lunch consisting of milk and plain iood. How do you like that idea? You may claim to be a free American citizen; may assert that you have paid your toll of 25 cents for admission, to the grounds; may claim that the lunch in your possession is your own, paid for with.your own money;' but you have no rights. You cannot take your hrncb into the grounds. ' They take It from you, An-d, if you arc- mild-mannered and disposed to be philosophical, you may be thankful that you are allowt-d to carry, your own pocketbook with you when you gcf, to Mount Venion; g-lad that you are permitted toliold fast to wli-at coin yon may hjcvc a.bout your person. There is no a.ttanpt at hig-li- way robbery, but you simply cannot have j'our OW71 li;i)oli, in your own basket. You must, surrender it, an-rl if yon get hungry you must, buy lunch. In thc.grounds surrounding the mansion there are people selling relies. Tiiore n.re toma-hawks ,'jml other JiMle reticles which they claim arc all "m-adc from wood grown on l.his place." Visitors usually like !o carry home with them some relies of the historic spot, a lid Wiese ca.lch-pcji.ny people .ire m;i.k- ing money by th«ir barter nvjd sale of "wood grown on this plnce." Every vessel which plies tlin Potomac, when passing Mount Vernon, tolls its bell, in honor of the distinguished dotul. The excursion steamer also tolls its bell like a requiem of regret for the dear departed. But there is no grief in tho hearts of those who collect tolls for admission, and take lunches from tho people. They are undoubtedly glad that Washington lived a,i»d died as he did, and left a.-place which can be used commercially. Mount Vernon is managed by a society of ladies, and under their directior. it is kept and preserved. They pay al! of the expenses and keep the ground.') in excellent condition. Indued, they :u-e probably better kept than, when "Washington himself lived there; although he had a large retinue of servants and was quite a disciplinarian ivi th his servitors. The ladies of the several Fiates have taken great pains to restore some of the rooms in the house to thei^ original condition; and their expenditures have been very large. It is not believed that they are making a commercial place of Mount Vernon; but it is apparent that there is something wrong somewhere in the management of it. The people of this country do not wont the home and tomb of Washington to be conducted and maintained upon a commercial basis. It, should belong lo the federal government, and be under the charge of federal officials. There should be no admission fee charged, no catchpenny articles on sale, and no ytand-a'nd-dcliver demand made, upon those who carry luncfies with^them. The sooner congress takes up this subject the bettor it will be for our national self-respect. One of the employes in the mansion .said: "Wo connot allow luncfies t<> be eaten, in the grounds because there is so much debris scattered about by the people." That is simply a subterfuge. The old. family kitchen is a good enough place in which to eat lunches which. arc bought and paid for on the place. It would be good enough"to eat lunches which are carried by the visitors. The men and women who are intelligent and patriotic enough to visit Mount Vernon have enough intelligence to understand r.nd appre- ciate f., simple jcimom'tfon. posted a!>out the- grounds and uttered by the guides: "Talie your lunchc.s to the old family kitchen. Lunches cannot be eaton indiscriminately about the grounds,'' That injunction would be hooded by .ill. Mount Vernon is loo Fncrccl n place to be used as it is now iiscd, nn<l managed as it is now managed. Sttrrn D. PHY. CREPE PAPER WORK. NEAT CENTER PIECE. Onn of the rrctlliwt Dralcns Illasirntrd tor a Lonpr Time. Pillow-case linen or a heavier qunlity may be used for this, a.nd t*ie design is to be worked with. Ulster rope linen floss, either in outline or longa.nd short stitch. It will develop beautifully in two shades of blue—Nos. ftl and 52—or in yellow; ?>"os. 3 a.nd 4. Work the outlines of scroll in outline stitch. This will be effective and sat- How to .Ifiilto a Very Oalntyand Attractive Scent Jj3tt.lt? Cover, Take crinkled or crepe paper of t\?Oi colors, such as pale, pink and blue,yelr low and brown, green and paJe yellow; or ajjy other pretty combination to suiti the room. Lay the two papers together and cut a circle measuring three times the heig-ht of the bottle; for instance, isfoctory of itself, but if heavier work is desired, work in long aaid short stitch, ruujiing the stitches from the outside towards the center of scroll and keeping the general inclination and curve of. the scroll. The corners may bo filled with drnwn work or not, ns preferred; but the work will be much, handsomer with it. An}- pretty, all-over pattern, may be selected and the edges of the corners, hem-stitch, hem and so' forth, •finished in long and short buttonhole stitch 'with one. of the shades of blue linen floss,-—Ida B. Bennett, in Western liura.l. Fiuto That Will liccp it Tear. Dissolve a tea-spoonful of alum in a quart of warm water. When cold, stir, in flour enough to give it the. consistence of thick cream, being careful to beat up nil the lumps. Throw Jn half a dozen cloves and stir in as much powdered resin as will stand on a penny. Pour the mixture into a teacupful of boiling water, stirring well all the time. Let it remain on. tihe stove a few minutes and it will be of the consistence of mush. Pour it into an earthen or chin:v vessel; let.it cool; cover it and put in a cool place. When, needed for use soften a portion with warm water. It will last a year, and is better than gum, as it does not gloss the paper and can be written upon. Frle« of Bread In Pnrls. Paris. bakers_are to exhibit in th«ir windows in" future a listof actual prices j side by side with ifte price the municlp- I ality thinks ought to be charged. if your bottle be four inches high, then . your circle should measure 12 inches .across. Stand the bottle exactly .in the middleof these twocircles,take the papeic at the edge, still holding the bottle downi • firmly in place with one hand, onddraroj it up round the bottle. Arrange the fullness to set as evenly asipossible, then *' secure it with wire around the neck. Bend down the edges, which, at present are standing upright, and pull out mid: coax the paper so that it sets like a frill-. and large goffcrings around the moutib' '; of the bottle, as clearly shown, by illustration. Arrange the paper tolerably; evenly, but not formally, and finally tiai a ptece of colored ribbon, over the win* below the frill. Make a smart, bow, andj if necessary, fit it with a pin or a fervi stitches. If the bottle is large enough: to allow of this, add a spray of artificial 1 - ~ fiowcrs starting from the middle of tia bow and trailing down, the side of the* •' bottle. A pair of these bottles are a ; reat addition to the dressing-table.— Minneapolis Housekeeper. A Kure A.nclqo«. : The genuineness of antiques is hard ' o vouch for, as has been proved by aw 1 •Hag'lJsliwoinan who recently returned'.' ionic from Egypt She brought with, •. her a terra cotta figure of a cat which,' she saw with her own eyes dug up out of the ruins of Karnac. She. paid n> . good price for it, und was delighted!' with her purchase. Unfortunately, the»V : other day it was knocked down anct j .": smashed. Its head was then found to-.' be sluited with old numbers of the. Bir- • : rolnghaiD Post. rJatinum Wire. flatiniinihos been drawn into smooth. 1 '• .. wire so fine that it would not be distin- j-"'.' '.' guished by the naked 'eye, even when. , ' •stretched across a. piece of white card-r' board. i

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