Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 28, 1896 · Page 12
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BAB ON SALUTATIONS. The Writer Believes in the Courtesies of Days That Have Gone By. Now York, .fune 124, IS'Jii. Tin; iiitnlemi saJtttatifm i-s certainly ut>r dignified, Miss Beautiful Lady meete Mr. Latent Fashion, and she .smirks anil wriggles her -bond, wLilo he jerk« Ms hat off and gives something lhat ml^lit answer for a uoil. The fivt £>£ dignified Itou-iivg is uu-kuown. and ihe lews dignify there is in everyday lift- i' lie greater is our .state of immorality. Personally. I am -a believer in the old- fasddoned eoii'rt.esy on the part of a lady ami a deep ami n-siKvrful IKMV, i-ulmin- tiling liu a ki-wing of the hand, on the part of a geivtleiiKiii. It i's true Unit to iic-c-oCHii.pl iisl i tliiis the entire sidewalk would be required for a few minutes, (net If notire.ne.-w oould c-au.se a sioppn?e of the general vulgar rush iiiueh would bo gained. You who frive Uie careli-sj; bow, how would you like to live in Ton- era'.' There, If yon visit ithe king. ymt prosfnite yoin-sell' before 'him, lift his four aiul [Hit -it. on your own invk. Let ns he thankful, that we are no; Ton- gamve. However, there are worse ihingsi Mian Ixnviutig lief Ore the king of Tonga, for 'in another jiar-l of Africa, in asking a favor o : f tin- kit:;,', one has to •streleh one's «i-lf u[H>n the earth, striking ilio iHusi:.ioii eiwimnonly known a.s 'tha-t of a llou'inler. and lay chewing the '.tn.st uii'til his gig-lots, with his "'ay rick "aul of 'air." say* "Arise, fair maiden." or so<my;:liiitg that answer* ilie saim.- thin?. . PLEAS-AM; ASIATIC WAYS. In Asia, whwTotie gonllL-ma.n calls on jinolhe.i- tho vi.-iitois u-hrcnvs himself in front of his host and chews grass. This is supixKSed to .tin-ail -that, we are aJ'1 made of (lie same kind of (.lust and rh:rt grass we aro aiul unto grass \ve witf return. In -the southern part of Africa, when a matron -meets the gen- clem'an wilio i-s lie.i- lord and master, she faJLs Itar. ki#si\s the ground three times and wishes him n-11 good luek. Evidently in l.ba-t part of the conn try the lad'ifti doii'-t amount to nvui-h. or else they wouldn't be wasting their kisses On the ground, Somebody says that hi f.oaiig'o, wires da.re not speak to tlM-ir /Husband's except upon t:Ueir bare knee,*, nnd when they meet the dutiful wives slowly creep 'toward them ou all tour. Tltar. is ii nice state of affairs; K-IIH-.V cloinc,' the all-fours net to the average Jolmmy! In ancient t'ern, only a chief ttad ilie prmLlege, the doubtful pi-ivJ- (egc of ki.ssing the Innate and feet ami licking the knees of the kins! I can oow understand why, in Peruvian uis- tory flu-re were so fe«- chiefs. The Greeks, who were never undlgui- ticcl, sainted the god in favor by stand- ill.? a-nd raising their hands to heaven A Japanese gentleman when paying j. LEAVES HIS SHOES AT THE DOOR and makes eight ge.iiutlecti.-ous before you, while, i'f you are visiting in Arabia and go out to buy n pa.per of hairpins d.nd meet an Arabian friend of yours, you shake hands with him tea times. n'Dd ea.ch time say "How art thou?" The Ara-blan form 'is a little wearing and rands' to make I he bands larger or smaller, according to your popularity uml the number at' your acquaiutaneos. .But, really and truly, there is BO dignity in the average Salutation. Men scowl us if raisin-,- -their hats were a Iwther, and women assume an artilicial smile chat deceives uobody aud give a !>ob of their .heads that isi lac-king iu all grace. We liiict a fire iu our noighborhooi uot long ajro— -uoit UUK-II of a fire, but ai am-fijl lot of cxcitMiient, Aiid the an swered just as well. Everything fen: in I ne appeared in its tilghtflotlies, whili avcryrhkig' masculine pint ou Its Irons -.-rs anil shoe.s bofare ma.kiui: its debut .PersonalJy, liaving my insurance policj in my hand and my dispatch box in tin. oilier and a small do;,' on the chain, I ft'.a,rod neither llromcn nor policemen, but sailed across the street toward the .iieiii'ewt hwtpj In the usual set-up of an American woman at two o'clock iu the tiiiu-uing ami w.lf.li a. consciousness ut" fcretut bravoty. F-ITOII my youth up 1 lave Iieeu. tan^'lit to dre.-:.* with a lire !n •view at nlglvr. and uww I see the wis- Jom wf it. There were women hideous .in iii-us-ITu nightdresses :m<l curl papers; Uiero tvero ollior womon mo-re hideous iu flamuel- nishtsowns and crimping nitw, but our hotiseh-old looked as If wo tod ptwrtl for tita.t lire and kuew all about J't baforchaiul. First went the la'dy who presides over the kite-hen in a retiring robe woven by herself during ttic loi)?r days w!i-icli she spent in (lie comity of Sli-.i.'0, amd winch, fitted her dfik-r the .fashion of a rneal bos. Siie tarriod two white aprons and a sponpp nVift-li .site 'had picked up In the hall. After her came -my maternal parent. I •won't describe her dress, but I may say she ehircUcd the keys ivlth great brought with her for -fulnre •MI- a -Dottle of co-uprh synip. Tlie lady I>B The.- tToor above us endeavored to dftws lifrself; slie sot ns far as her flan- aalL. pettlcotit, and tliea slic- put on Q jersey and a sailor hat, and had for or- i lous songs and then the viilgarest songs nanieuifs a bird ease ou her left' arm f'ki and three uew towel* ou hur right. Her ohh-st 'daughter made no tfffort whatever at changing her night toilette, but .she kept everybody waiting, that Is everybody who wished fo be carried down by a llreman, while slio took her liairomt of crimps. But the funniest .sight oil all was to see a gld cooling arrayed and busrJy occupied in polishing her nails! I fel't very brave, for after I landed on ihe street I yelled fire l.n three languages an-d In all the keys peculiar to a high soprano for at least a f|na.rter of an hour. Tho boys had a nice time. They ran up and douiii tin; ladders like cats, pro- tiendei! to rescue people, frightened children and scared old ladies long a-l'ter tho lire had been put oii-t and everybody had ret.m'ned to his -or her bed, furious because 'nothing had been burned. There was really -no 1 lire, but (hi 1 wind blow a window garden off its mowings and some fool screamed lire and another fool turned on i ho alarm, and in les» rime Uian it lakes me to tell it', wo wore all boing rescued at a great rate. There was a touch of the unique laier on, h-j-wevyr, in breakfasting at -i o'clock in th'o morning' with various friends, who had rushed armind to see it' cue had been cremated, on champagne and sardines. Modesty ami fires are iaeom,pat1l>lo. I caa quiie undw- .siand how the lady next door didn't mind iK-.i.iig rescued from Ihe bath tub In the excitement, one doesn't thijiJ. of the gallant fireman as a man. but as a rescuer, and he becomes sexless. VARIETY IX NIGHTGOWNS. There -.vorc more kinds of night dresses Iu than lire wljieh wasn't a /ire than I ever believed existed. There were low-cut nightgowns: there were high.nightgowns: there wen- nightgowns frivolous witli laco, and there were nightgowns covered with Hamburg edging. There were . virtuous nightgowns without any trriumliiff at all, and there were depraved nightgowns. riKin; -ig K i,,(.i W ith lace and .screamied wilh ribbons. But there wasn't one like niilo that which was assumed by Annie Boleyn, and which must Jiavo been the reason for her kMling. Her* was made of black satin, witli a two-inch border of black velvet, and decorated wilh black tal'fe.ra ri1jbo.u. Just fancy sleeping with Ilia?.' Queen Kfeabelh's was usually of Mack, velvet, lined wiih fur and trimmed with- rod ribbon. But Queen Elizabeth was a virgin queen. Undoubtedly. 1 repeat it, rliCM-o is moi- ality in clothes. It Is easy to undi-r- siaml rhat hoopskirts and farthingales .-Mid h.igh ruffs were all encouraged by the clergy, ns -it was believed that those special garments protected tho love maidens of I ho days gone by. Thei a dreadful story somewhere about Ma guerlto de Valois, the lady who was d seended from kings and who married king, who was a little inclined to lj rose-colored and who wrote a book tha shouldn't bo put into mo Hands of young person. A gentleman from th country told her that he couldn't undet stand how immorality could exist win the prevaJOin-g fashions. He meant th prevailing fashions of those in immora day. At •that 1-imo tin.- lady wore- a huge hoopskirfc and a ruff that reached to her ears. She sent -for tson'.e soup, a IK then for an exfra long .spoon, an,] ;|| C all that in the dish without -spilling n drop on her ruff. History goes on to say that he said he could understand about eating son.]), but it doesn't tell any more. IHIstor-y Is very unsaiisfaclorv. BAB DISCOUNTS HISTORY. Personally, when I rca-tl about ai.ty of the people who lived a long time ago. I want to know what they ate and drank and what (hew wore, and what limy sa.irl to their moit intimate friends. I wouldn't give a straw to know what they said iu Parliament, or when they wore seated an -their thrones. Oh, no what I want are .the little stones told on the strict q, t. When they were human bol'iKrs and not royalties. Lately thoro have been a lot of books come our (.hat. wlille they are historical, are also satisfactory to the lover of gossip. Lives of pretty ladles like Jeanue Dn harry aud Mme. de Montespan, and ,1 histoi' >f Austria", and oh! what a bad lot som of its kings were! and a pleasing litti book about Mmo. do Jlalutciiori,' an mother Interesting book about some o he peculiarities of I.onis the XV. H vas a nasty old king, as morbid a.s moi •id could be, and never so happy a when he was hearing details o.f fun era-Is, and people's deathbeds, and tho t'xpresslou ou the face of the corpst But that ignorant King of Naples wa.s the most dread-tol. His betrothed wife, died of the smallpox. Etiquette demanded that he should,?tay ; u rhe house at least one day. This ho found Very hard. The English ombassador, calling fo express his sympathy with the'be- reaved, foii-ml him, •"playing-fnneral," that is to -say, he had seat out for a coma, aud had it put in the stale a part- man t In Jt reposed the most girlish looking of the courtiers dressed up as a woman and w.lth chocolate drops on his face to- represent the marks of smallpox. Around this coffin, Ferdinand and his friends marched singing-, first relig- known to the Nou-polltan populace. And tills was a king! Ky divine right! MORALITY AND DRESS. To retm-rn lo the .immorality o-:' clothes.' When stays with Iron pieces In them were worn, ladies wore very -moral. W.hat can be said of today. when the young woman who rides a Meycle, wears what Is knowu as n s-weater ('fancy a lady in a sweater) and which -the French call a "cache-uiisen? (slut cover)! Which name is bt-sl On re reeks with coarseness, while th Frenchman's rather suggests the situ atlon. I a.m not an advocate of tigh hieing. WJt-li pride I confers that measure twenty-three Jncln's around the waist, but a sloppy garment take.- away from the daintiness of a woman and makes her too free and e.isy. And wln> wauls to confess that ho know women who are free and easy? Men are not brave, morally, and seldom care to tell of any .-leijuaintaneos except those which are recognl'/fiil and approved o-f by the world. 1 know that It Is a favorite theory wilh tho young person on l;he biryr-lo that, as there is so much good-fellowship between her and the masculine rider, no thought: of one being a woman and mie being a man ever comes up. Thar snrt of fellowship will exist \yiieu ill',- country i.s populated entirely with w-:inen, or entirely -H'i-.'.-h men, Oooil fellowship is impossible between n>i>ii and womi-ii, and the women are Ihe first ones lo make i.t impossible. Unless they an; very, very bad. iliey never rid themselves of the feeling ihat makes thorn king to have men recognize them as women. And what is (hu feeling that oiughr lo be cultivated, hecauso thai: is what makes men polite to women, Yon don't waur. lo be Jack's pood e.omrade. Yon want fo be Ihe lady of his dream?, the lady of his heart, nnd frnm him you want to ivcoivo .the consideration due yon as a huly. Thin comrade Inisi- iie~s will die a natural dualli. and the people most anxiniT.s ro kill it should.be the women, for by it They lose every- •iiing and gain-noililng. True? [ know is true, else I shouldn't say it over the ?uature of BAB. Complete Assortment of — Zenith, American, Belding, Refrigerators National, Reliable and Quick Meal Gasoline Stoves. Mantels aud Grates. Large Line of Door and Window Screens. Little Wonder and SHepard's Lightening Ice-cream Freezers. SEE THE SENSIBLE TALK. Preacher About Town" Tells .Some Forceful Truths. 'Ilie Cim-Jiiiiiati Commercial Tribune's "l.'n.-iiclie.L- Alwut Town" ilidui_ the fi.rilnwl.ng jrlain talk which will a ply a.s weJil iin Logansport as it does Cjveiiiiiiaii. It should be read by evo young ijutu entering upon a biisi.ne career, as i.'t poiiiil-s out clearly vh» ou wh-i-ch isoiuKMiy ol' tlie hu-nuin fa-mi are wrecked: "I was raliiiug i,| r is moniwig wiih ma.iiagi-r of one of our street, railways said rhe Tri-bnne.'s -pi-i-iii-h-er. "[. w; sjieak-inig a 'good wm-d' for a man wh wa-nred to be a conductor. " 'I'll fell yon wJia.t it is,' said tir ma-uager. 'No ome t:ced br- out of wo;- long. I have- walclicd this thing a Ion time, amd a man- can get .something t do. -Me-u com i! to my olliee asking fo work. They bring tmsrjmonials fi'on iutl-iiential mm, but in a miuiUK ey-breaCh comes over my desk, don't want fliem. They wondoi why tJiey don't get work. I notice tha coudiK-toir .is slovenly in his dress shaves once a weclc, chews and spits obaeco, has a. whiskey breath. Well, •on dou't want your wife and diiughtcr •oming in contact with such a man. a.frar full waiving, I discharge him, IK! then he wonder* wJiy lie can't get wwk. It is all hirii own fault. 'The preacher eo-iildn't qui-te agree :iJJ tills, for some excellent, am- ittoiw IIIMI cajinot find work, though aeklng jit. Yot 00 per cent of it is •ue, GonoraUy the man who Is out of orlt has some weakness that he could cure if ho would, Oood workmen ore acriiaiBy seairce in tihe. market. "Here iia something I once heard. I pass II; an: How to-Have Plenty to do: 1. Be a .fa-ithiful miwi. Th-inl: more o-f your work than at your wages. Work- over raifher than under time. 2. Use good m,i/('erJal. The workman Ihat attempt to cheat loses iu the end. If anything, use bettor material than wsis expected. 3.'Do not make exorbitant charges. 4. Keep your word. Few -things cause faihivo more than unreliability. Terfonu w.hat you- promise, if it rakas all day and all uiglit. "The tlii-ng for a ma.u out of work to remember Is that-he lias the remedy Iu his own hauils. A whiskey breath, a flirty collar, tobacco juice, unreliability, make inoii lo^i; jobs, aud the want of these and like things msiko men flud is. 'I don't wis'h to throw stones at some good men, nor preach the gaspel ot Samuel SmjJcs, but the actual experience of Wfousioids of successful raeu Iww thait, they dffl it by Industry, so- ri.oty and economy." , I The Finest in Use, Afspecial invitation is extended to the ladies to call and examine. Special Attention Given to Prepared and Tin Roofing. H. J. GRISMOND, 312 Market Street, w 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 whee's. We have these numbers now in stock- We also carry the Monarch full line, the Clipper full line and the Norwood. The above wheels all have a record. Am ox-eye daiisy, which bothers Amer- c-a.ii ifarniew, Js nciw spreading In tnany gdieiiltm-al districts in Australia, berg Jnitiiwlufc-cd with h.-iysood. It causes lo grass lands. . . .• '• Kreis Bros. ManTg Co. i -.1

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