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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, January 29, 1895
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iy-xfjf • insumera ojckwinjtokoowto wlngtopaijalittleinoretlian lie price dialed for tie ordinary idetokccos. will find te [hand superior to all others BEWARE .',: IMITATIONS. DETECTING A WEAK EYE. BILL COOK, DESPERADO. Captured at Last by a. Bravo New Lloxico 0o*v the >'otorloun niclnraymsn and Itob- bor Cunit! to \i!opt H Criminal Cu- ret-r — A I-tory That Will .Ippoal to tho SrntimeiHuU; lucllaocl. |A HIii)])]I! rxpcrlnu-nr. Ijy Wliicli Anyoiio May JUlMcomr llio n<;!Vc:t, "Yes," said Ihu doctor, to u, writer for I the Jewelers' Review, "the makers of [optical instruments are turning out I Home wonderful appliances nowadays Ifor discovering imperfections of vision, Ibut I'll tell you of ;i plan for testing 1 the I respective strength of your eyes; that is las simple as it is tmutworthy. All you I need is a .stereoscope and n photograph, I That arrangement iu which the picture (holder slides up and down a flat frame, I trombone fashion, is tlie best sort of I stereoscope for tho purpose, although I any will do, and the photograph that give the best results is a cabinet j view of some locality with people The modus operand! is simplicity I itself. Put the photograph in the holder nind focus it just enough so that you can KOO the faces clearly. Then close the left eye and look at the picture intently with your right eye while you count thirty slowly. Now close tho right eye and look at the picture with I your left eye for the same length of time. Then, open both eyes and look at the picture without changing 1 tho | focus. Something queer will happen. The figures on the one side of tho picture will seem to move across tho view and group themselves with those on tho other side, and—this is the point of the experiment—the figures will always move uwuy from the weak eye. Moreover, they move with a. very precise relation of speed to the weakness of vision. If the left eye, for example, is quite weak, tlie figures will move very quickly across the plane of sight to tho right side, while if there is but a slight defect the movement will be gradual, and so on. A queer thing about this experiment is that, simple as it, seems, it will bring out defects of vision that have never been suspected, and another queer thing is that it will demonstrate the cases in which both eyes arc of equal power to be surprisingly exceptional. I have tried it in a seoro of mixed gatherings, and never yet without having the experimenter observe some movement of tho figures, There was one old lady, I remember, up t:t Port Jefferson last summer, who persisted in saying that she saw precisely with both eyes as she did with one eye, and well she might, for when I examined her eyes more closely I found sho was stone blind on tho left side and didn't know it." JUDGED BY YOUR POSY. ISpedaJ Lciicr.l The recent capture of Outlaw Bill Cook by United States Deputy Marshal C. C. Perry in all probability marks the end of organized lawbrcaking in the southwest. In many respects Cook was the superior of Jesse James and Bill Dalton. For months he terrorized the people of Oklahoma, the Kansas border ;ind the Texas Panhandle. Strong detachments of government of- Seers and Indian policemen were sent out against him and his band time and again, but were unable to effect his arrest. C. C. Terry, the man who finally captured him near Fort Stanton, is known as one of the ablest ofliccrs in New Mc.-rico. lie has been a United iy -::<! cra- ;:inryy him Bill turned a deaf ear. "No,' 1 he said, "I will marry vou opeuly and above i board, with the old man's blessing m<j her brother s trial. never msuJtcil HI cowbov hind, she usually has the streets to herself. Miss Cook, it will surprise sorrie to hear. is. reputed as a striking-looking young woman tall and of magnificent Ggure. She v.'il , ao doubt, be heard from dur- JS\he Coat Flower M»rU» You Uoiro m nn Aristocrat "r it I'urvonti. man who knows no longer refers to the flower in his buttonhole as n boutonnicro, but as a coat (lower. A Philadelphia florist is authority for this. "Ana, by tho way," he remarked, on Saturday afternoon, during a breathing- spell between customers, ''to one who is interested in studying human nature no. better opportunity eouldboaffordc'd thin right here, i You can usually sizo up; a '• man's, position , and teste by tho flowers he wears," says the Philadelphia Record. "Take this afternoon as an instance. About un hour ago three young rnen came in and noisily called for chrysanthemums. They selected the largest ones I had and with much boisterous conduct followed their buttonhole bouquets up the street. They were evidently college students.- Soon afterward caroc in an actor, and asked fora big bunch of violets for his coat. The violets would have been suitable for his wife. Then a member of the Philadelphia club called and said: 'Please put a few white carnations in mv coat.' How much more n-Cucd was the last of the three tastes." . E. L. N., in Kate Field's Washington, qtiotos n. friend who has ofteu stayed with the I.ossops family as saying that the count never seemed to lose sight of the education of liis children, even in the smallest detail. One morning at • brcakf;ust a beautiful Dresden teacup was broken "Ah!" cried the countess, "a disaster! Two more of that set will now be broken. H always happens so." "Aiv you so superstitious," nskod the couut, "us really to believe that two more will be broken?" "i know it." "Then U-t us got it otT our minds." ,-Aud, taking two of the cups by the « dles, ho dashed them together The er and dismay of the couutest, proved conclusively that -she had not seriously held to her superstition. It also loosed any hold the absurd idea may have had on the minds of the children. & _ _\ husband wns complaining to his •wife, who was of a .sunshiny disposi- 'tion. "Life is a burden," he sighed. • "Yes 1 , dear," she an>we;-«t, "but you know we couldn't e::ist very well wJtii- • oat it." Then ho smiled aai tool; u ' -— Standard.-^" 11(7.1. COOK. Slates deputy marshal for some time, performing the duties of that ollice along the Texas lino, and at the recent election was chosen sheriff of Cliavcs county. When I'crry caught his man the force at his command consisted of but a few aids, and for this reason lie is now hailed as the hero • of. the day throughout Oklahoma, in which territory !!ill Cook will receive his triul. Bill Cool: was the Eiualdo fimaldini of fin do siccle brigands. Many of his little acts remind one of the gracious courtesy of the Italian highwayman par excellence, liut the most romantic feature of his criminal career—and one that will appeal with great force to the sentimentally inclined—is its beginning. If current reports can be believed, the noted train robber was, once upon a time, a really useful member of society. His father was a. poor but honorable farmer. His mother, a half-breed Cherokee, his biographers describe as a good woman. Bill, one of three sons, grew up amid scenes calculated to *ry up the milk oi human kindness in anybody's veins. Nevertheless he behaved himself pretty well until a few years ago, when ho was a cowboy in the Creek nation. Ho was noted among his rough companions as a daring horseman, a "dead-sure shot" and" an all-around good fellow. One day Bill and some of his companions visited tho town of Sapulpa. On the way back to their pasture grounds the cowpunchers stopped at the shack of a ranchman named I'ittman. In answer to their hallos a pretl3 - , black-eyed damsel came to the door and bade them enter the house. 1'ill was the only one to accept the invitation. Ue tried the patience of his companions by tarrying much longer than scc.'.ncd necessary. They had no idea that Cupid had fired one of his famous charts aud had struck tho hearts of gallaXt Hill Cook; and charming Martha Pittman. The happy pair made love in the good old way; but Bill, being a forehanded'fellow, thought it would be wise to save money for the building of a coxy nest, aud in this good intention was encouraged by the girl. Now cowpunching, although a very healthy, is not a very lucrative occupation, and Cook became a ".vhisky smuggler. For awhile he made lots of money, but one day fell into tho clutches of a detachment of revenue officers and was scut to (.he jail at Fort thrown in, or 111 go on the warpath and put the whole Cherokee strip on the run on the point of my Wincbtster," Bill Cook's word was as good as his bond, fie went into the mountains and prgauized as tough a band of outlaws as ever disgraced American civilization. Ue terrorized not only individuals but entire communities. In fact he became so famous that old Pittman became quite proud of him and consented to the marriage between his daughter and the robber chief. The old fellow went so far as to secure a marriage license at Muskogee, and the couple would have been made one in October had not a d'.-tachment of Indian police been on the trail of the prospective- groom at that particular time. When Cook made his debut as a first- class desperado last June lie was twenty-four years of a.ge. At that time E. C. Starr, treasurer of the Cherokee nation, was at Tahluquah, engaged in the pleasant duty of paying out ?C,- dOO.DOO of government money to the men of his tribe. Bill Cook happened to read about this transaction in a St. Louis newspaper and, accompanied by his brother Jim, at once staried for Tahlcquah. On the way they picked up Cherokee Hill, a mixture of white, negro and Indian, and unquestionably one uf the worst villains that ever drew the breath of life. To him the Cooks unfolded their plan, which included the murder of Starr and the stealing of the money iu his charge. Cherokee Bill wa.s pleased with the prospect, a.ud at once proceeded to enlist seven notorious cutthroats under the Cook banner. The band, thus rccnforced boldly rode into Tahlcquah and made an attack on Starr's place. After fifteen minutes of desperate fighting the ruffians were repulsed by the treasurer's guards. The leader of the Indian officers, Sequoyah Houston, was killed by the bandits, but Jim Cook, lieutenant of the robber band, was wounded and captured. Subsequently Bill Cool; reorganized and strengthened his band. ITn made Cherokee Bill his lieutenant and enlisted the most daring members of the Dalton gang—then in tlie throes oT dissolution. After watching his men in "battle," he made promotions, selecting as his "personal staff" seventeen of the wickedest daredevils to be found in the most lawless part of tho United States. "very member of this "staff" was compelled to take a fearful oath, the penalty of violation being sudden death. Bill's word was recognized as tlie only law, and disobedience to any command he might give meant a dose of lead. After the band had been thoroughly trained; Cook established a central rendezvous in the vicinity of M^skcgee a.nd Fort Gibson. From this place hu directed his numerous raids. Railroad depots were robbed, small towns looted G. \V. tt'KlSM'IKKT ENGLISHMEN DO NOT READ. The I ew Deeply Learned, the Muny Avoid llonkH Entirely. The groat bulk of the English r«id nothing, literally nothing, and he who knows something of rural England will agree to this, says the Forum. The entrance examination for any college at Oxford, Cambridge, Ediu- burg'h or Dublin is trifling as compared with the entrance examination for Harvard university; but, on tlie other hand, both tho classical and mathematical men who take the highest rank here go through an amount of reading that our men hardly dream of. ' England has nothing like the number of average well-read men that one u'ndU in America, but America has nothing like the number of thoroughly well read, widely travelled, highly trained men in politics and in al! the professions that one finds here. In America there is a widespread education of the haiv; in K:igla:id thtfro is, confined to narrow limits, the education cf the tortoise, and thrre is a fable that the world is poised upon the back of a tortoise! Who forgets how small were the libraries and the opportunities of Wash iugtor., Lincoln and Uront'. 1 The Knglish people arc slow—in the main, dull, and they care little for ab stn-.ctions in print; but if Mr. Benjamin Kidd's view of social evolution be correct, and the consensus of the competent apparently favors it, then th prosperity of a nation is i-.ot dependent primarily upon its intellectual alert ness, and John Bull has little to fear from his lack of book learning and his love of the opsn air. CASTOR IA for Infants and Children. iHIRTY y»air»' oWrvation of CmtorU trMh -th« patron*** million* of per»on», permit n« to »pe«3t of it without : It ia unquestionably th« belt remedy for Infant* t tho world h»« ever-known. It i. hanulei*. Children Mice it. Ifc give» them health. It will navo their liv»». tn U Mot&W» ha™. »omethtng which i« nb»olntaly »nfo Mtd practically pofoot «» ». child'* medicine. Cantoris de«troy» Worm*. Ca»toria t An REMARKABLE RUNNING. us t!n:u- I.UI.U COOK. AX INDIAN rOT.ICEMAJf. Smith for six months. At the expiration of his term, fully determined to once more become a law-abiding citizen, lie enlisted under United States Deputy Marshal Smith as a posscinan and soon became uoted for his reckless bravery, lie knew every haunt of the outlaws in tlie Indian country and adjoining territory, and his tVarloss pursuit of evildoers restored tranquility iu many localities wheiv safety of property had boon uulnio'-vn for de- j .-ados. i Having accomplished v-miu^h for the : public goo,! Bill Cook psr-senied himself ' at the house of Muri.bs riit."j-.:;rs father aud risked the old g.';u',-..-:ii;:!i for the j girl's hand. t,-.:-.;e:-d of .-u:-L-iving tho I polite reply tvr.ich !•.--• i;:-.i! i-.-^x-.-'.c-d tlso | suitor was informed tr,::' .'.!.:r\La ritt* : man should nev.-r !v.:o;-:. :';•.' v.v.V of n. jailbirj, 'I'D "r,:;:.- :: !•..,• :!- ; .-:r worse tlie lov-..>u;': iliU •.•.-;:; ,.-;••.!;•:•,-•: frtira tho . house ami t.ohi ix-vi-r to :.-lnr.v his f:icc the vi,::::li.y <;f the Il'.tnir.a :. I.i!;;o Martha d:Uii!t. '.ike , and trains held up. Travelers were compelled to give up their possessions ut the business and of revolvers. At Claremore Cook and his staff robbed the station agent; at Inola they robbed both the station and a train, getting away with. everything from, cash to canned fruits; the depot at Giljson station was plundered . so often that, the agent asked to be relieved of his job. Some time in Juty the gang captured the town of Red .Pork, drove the inhabit-, ants into a vacant lot, surrounded them with guards and then proceeded to rob the depot, stores and a train which arrived just in time to be of profit to them. A few da*s later Bill and his minions raided the bank at Chandler, Okla., during tie busiest hour of the day. The raid ended in a fight during which several citizens and outlaws were'killed. In October the bandits took the to-.vn of Watova. by storm and looted every store in the village. From there they rode to Talala, ten miles distant, and repeated the operation. Two days later the same gang took the town of Correta, partially wrecked a tram, brutally assaulted a cumber of citizens aud committed every depredation of which tliey could thick. This last outrage aroused the anger of the government oCicials in Oklahoma and tho court authorities at Fort Smith. An army of Indian policemen was sont on tha trail of the outlaws, which wns kept red with the blood of murdtMvdand n-.ahncd victims. A num- bor of the desperadoes were captured,, but Bill Cook escaped and was oorn- parativeiy safe us til Shc-rUr Perry n;ado up his mind to round him up. dead or alive. ' Unless justice miscarries, Bill Cook will stretch heiip. before, he is two months older, and ao one will mourn his departure but Martha Pittman, who has remained faithful to him, and his sister Lulu. The laitori by., the way. although not, a bandittis ''one' of the unique characters of the Indian country. She is said to be a daring horsewoman, and her favorite amusement is to ride into a frontier town, yelling at the top of her voice and shooting right and left. As a "lady"' is .' tin: t ;isk Tr:iv Jjy un Indian. A. W. Anthony, a mining engineer and uatur:;lir-,t. now living in San Diego, tells of mi instance of fast travelling so extraordinary as to put all six-day go- as-you-piease records in the deep shade, says the Los Angoics Times. We were in San Fernando, .Mexico, several hundred miles below San Diego, says Mr. Anthony. A band of renegade Indians held up the camp, stealing all portable properly. It was desirable to get a message to the nearest governor, two hundred and sixty miles away, for assistance to chase the outlaws. One runner, Jose, a ruision Indian, six feet two inches tall, weighing about one hundred and eighty pounds, all muscle and bone, was given the dispatch and urged to make haste over the rugged and sometimes mountainous road to the governor. Ilo made haste. According to the official records now in the'Mexican archives, our message asking for help was delivered in just twenty-four hours after Jose left us. Such a record of two hundred and sixty miles afoot in twenty-four hours is, I believe, unprecedented. This; courier or runner traveled ninety-five to one hundred and twenty-Jive miles daily on foot us a regular business, carrying mail. He could easily carry two sacks of ore, weighing one hundred and fifty pounds each, to the ore dumps. When running ho was clad simply in overalls and shirt. Ilis feet were protected either bv sandals or thick-soled moccasins. He carried a leaUier water bottle, and depended upon ranches along the trail for food. RUBBER AND GUTTA PERCHA. Though of Keornt Introduction. Are CsoU tor Any Number of Purports. At present it- seems as if we couldn't possibly get on without india rubber and gutta porcha. Though both are of comparatively recent introduction, the number of purposes to which they are applied is so immense that the world Castoriit prcvcnt» vomitice Soar Curd. Ctmtoria onro» Piarrhma and Wind Colic. Cnstoria rcliovct TeetMng Tronblcn. Cnntorin ciu*o» Constipii.tion nnd natnleno Cattoria n«ntrali«es tho pfFccta of cn.rbonio actd gn or pot»onon. mir.-. Cngtoria Aoox not contAiu morptino. opinm. or othfr nitrcotlo property. Cuatorla a«^lmilfttc» the food, rognlato* tho stomach And Tio-w<Jj,. givinn healthy and natural sloop. ' Cmtorift t« put up in onft-»lgo bottloii only. It in not »old in bulh. Don't allow nny one to anil yon anything cl»o on the pl«a or f iromUo. that it i» " jniit ft«. good " tmd " will answer ovary pngigiig.^ Sen that yon get. C-A-S-T-O-R-I-A. The fao-«imilo •" i» on i>very Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. Diseases of tne Hea.% Kicneys, t. For Sa'e by W. H. Porter. ORIGIN OF MANKIND. vajjo Tribes To-I);i.v Arn Still in it IVlm- Itlvc sititc. If the eating of 'Josh food be in- stanecd ns a. distinction that separates man from anthropoiij^, it can be urged on the other side that the latter feed on insects, and \vhc-n in captivity by no means (les'-piso ilosh food. The lirst mun, too, \vas probably a "vegetarian," but necessity and the absence of sulli- cicnt vogutable food for his augmenting •iipeeies may have driven him to a flesh diet. y . The cooking or roasting of moat must be regarded as an acquisition of a later epoch, because in'the earliest stages of man's development there was undoubtedly a very long fircloss period, and because there arc said to be firel«ss people even in the present day, such as the Doko.s, in Abyssinia, observes Fort- uightly Review. The Australians, too, without them would at least be very i too, knew nothing of the boiling and roasting of food until the advent of the Europeans. For the rest, all the savages know how-to.'kindle'fire by the well- known method of friction of two sticks, or, whatsis still simpler, t"hoy take a torch along with'them on their wanderings that never goes out. The Anda- manites preserve their fire by consuming the interiors of hollow trees. Sir:ce the Andainanites have coau in contact with Europeans they have superseded this method of preserving fire by the use of matches, which .arc very favorite objects with them. They cat their' food either rawer roasted; less frequently boiled, as they have no cooking utensils.. .Moreover, according to. the latest accounts from Otto Ludcrs of these savages, great mortality prevails among them, and they withdraw themselves into the woods more and more at the approach of the Europeans. They go either completely or almost completely naked, live in holes in the ear^-i or under overhanging rocki;, or build themselves a sort of rough hut with branches and leaves. • Their weapons are spears, bows and arrows tipped with iron which they seize as booty from the wrecks of strandfd ships. Their hatchets aud axes, formerly made of stone, are noir made of iron, a.nd r.rc bound to the handle with thongs. . They only count j up to three, and have no conception of God or immortality: they beli different in some respects. Without those two substances submarine cables would, be almost impossible, telegraphy, would assume many unlike modifications, goloshes would not exist, water7 proofs and'- mackintoshes would be a beautiful dream, a:%l a rubberlcss world a hideous reality. Elastic, in the sense in which woman uses the word, would never hare been evolved, to- I bacco pouches would still be of silk or leather, combs would be of horn, and buttons, paper knives, penholders and pipes much dearer than at present. As for machinery, where would it be without india rubber cinctures and ; tubes and cups and valves and buffers? Where would engineering be without the endless raiiiute applications of the elastic gum? Where would surgery be without the innumerable devices, the svringes and squirts, the belts and bandages of which india rubber forms the sole and. as it seems to us now, indispensable basis'? Fancy putting out fires without the invaluable hose; fanci 1 whirring manufactories without the inevitable gearing. The bicyclist would miss his pneumatic tiros; the artist would miss his ever handy eraser. Explicit Direction?. An American, traveling in England, on one occasion happened to be in the neighborhood of Millbask prison, and fancied that he would like ;: ;rl::•."• pse at that famous place of dotcatiun. "C'-in you tell me the- way ^o MiMl'an-;'?" he asked of a stout trace-smart whom he niei.. "Aye.'' answered .foim Bull; "laioek mo down and rob me pockets, nrd von'll soon enough be on the straight road ihercr Then, without vouchsafing any further .information, he-jxii-scil "2 with ji chuckle. T HE STRONG POINT the cures by Hood's Sarsaparilla U that they ,-.re pv -=nt. T- v start from the solid fouada::;"i— P ~ "lOOd. FOUGHT UNDER WATER. A Mliilc Uroivnvd Wlille Killing n Slunk-. r:it in an Ailironilactt Tool. The muddled water of a half-frozen-, cove down on the Hats told that something unusual had happened not long: before, Plainer yet was tlw tale when, a stiffeiiiug furrc-d body rose to tho surface of the little open space of water.. Under the fringe of nearly frozen ice- u dark spot .showed plainly to a. woodman's eye that a fight had occurred in : "the wa'tiT, and a ck)»cr inspection, demonstrated, that it had been a fight-, for food and a fight for life. A hungry mink had come that way- along a string of coves looking for.- something to eat. The mice were shy,, and he.could uot eatoh them. Of fish ; there wore nouo, bnt a lone muskrat,. diving- for roots and after r. minute be-- neath the water'n surface rising again., olTwcd a prey at once a fighter and of; goodly taste. A mini; likes to kill as fighter. Me will go a long way from; brooks, upon hill and even.mountain [ tops, looking for, one,.-woodnir.en' say.. He tackles mavtc-ns or - weasel s r 'iin<! i>, especially fond; of a big liwfin-at. . The mink crouched on the edge of the ice a moment; then, an the muskrat, rose, be sprang for his prey. The mu.sk- rat quickly throw up hi« hoad and caught tho mink by a paw. The mink; got hold of the muskrat's nock, a skiii~ hold only. They rolled and kicked thai water high .in tho air, throwing it tea feet away into the snow. The mink could have killed^the amskrat had they( been in th« snow or on the ground, buti in the water the mnskrat wa* too pow- ; erful. At last they dived, and abovoj them the water boiled and gicw-yello-wj with mud. Under water the miiili was as badly oft' as at the surface. At last tho mink's breath gave out, and, letting go* he tried to rise, but the mnskrat would; not release his hold on., the mink's leg. ( So at last the mink, after much strug-. gling, dice. But his hold.oa the muskrat's throat, thongh at first only a sldn. hold, had later been forced back, and the big vein had been cut. The mink rose r.o the surface, and the rnuskrab tried to Kwi:^ away, but died, and rosft as the other hnd <Vor;e. have a very keen fconss of their arrows they shoot ropcan. can sec—arc of a fierce,.: suspi- j '.»* cious disposition, and, according to La- j { la ders. they, .probably constitute the transition of priin;tive nations of Indians to Australiiins. a remnant of an extinct people. They are of nearest kin to the Xegriton o' the Philippines. Their body height is fifty-six to fifty- nine inches. of vision—with *berediiary Scrofula, for wbich I tried v^ » , t \ . . •,, : £ rious r'-medt'-;, and many rellzW<> -"-~* c el ff"» fish that no r-u- j < g^j-s. tot none relieved me. Afl was 7,000. six bottles of ;d to th« Pen. jrHfe'of"^"- 1 ' J ' HQ - Jan - 29 - Charles Ed-, jfleasnre^ a professional box-car thiel, wordsjj-'a trial lasting two days was seme ^°^nced to five years, in th« penitentiary l i l in the Koscinsco circuit court for rifliaf. cars on the Big- Four at Warsaw.

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