Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on July 5, 1896 · Page 12
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, July 5, 1896
Page 12
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A DAY IN THE COUNTRY. Bab Prefers a Week, and Describes Its Rural Pleasures. New Xork, Juno Before oue goes out of, towu for the summer, ouc goes here and there on visits or oui'ngs. or for, that mosraw- fill time, u day In the country- ^ _ ^ _ __ Years ago, I gavo up the doubtful pleasure of n day In tho couuh-y. It meant setting; up three lours before the usual time, dressing Iu a'great Imrr.vYSwallowlug a cup of coffee, hot enough to burn not oi'ly your tliroat, 'but your soul, aud ' thru rushing for the train only to discover that you are three-quarters of an hour ahuid'ot tline. When the country Is reached you sit around In your best clothes aud talk about, the city. At 12 o'clock you have a hot dinner, and as n result, tlio nrespdration run.*. 1'ke rain, your bangs become, disreputable. and you wish you lived at tlie North Tolt'. Then your hosier ask* you U' you wouldn't like to tii.ke oil you' 1 dress iind lie down for on hour, but knowing w'jat is expected of you, you dec-lino aml-sit-up Iu Stilt stays, and hljrh boots aud your best, frock all during the Ions: ,,-warm afternoon, trying to be pleasant and discussing whose patterns are.the best fitting. Then, at 0 o'clock, you liavo another hot meal, and at 7 yon start/foi 1 tlie train armed wilh a bnnoli of daisies, a basket of respbcrrics aud • a lio«w,..in u pot. When you get houie •and'look at the raspberries, your realize that you could buy better at the Imk-lier shop; when you gaze upon the , daisies you see that they are wilted and wan. Then you allow your angry passions to rise, and you lire the flower pot out of Hie w'iudow, with the chance of hitting a man on the head. The average woman -chances so much. After this, If you have anything masculine attached to your household, you fall Into Its arms and swear that never again will you go to spend a day in the country. BAB TAKES A WEEK. ] go Jor an outing. That means a wueR, and I'don't propose, when I arrive, to Impress the country people with my knowledge of city fashions. Instead, I try to.flnd out what'they know. I usually discover that they have a deal more knowledge Blum I. They have plenty of time to read, and they have plenty of time to be considerate of each other. In a. big city, If sickness or tlentb comes.to you, the people on the floor above or people on tlve floor below may Stop the piano during the funeral sen-ices, but tbaUs the extent of their Interest. In the country -It Is different If you are ill, be; neighbors visit you, send-you things to eat and do.every- thing In their power to keep life In you, and II life and you happen to be two they rob their gardens of their white flowers, they rob their wardrobes of their black, gowns and give the flrst and .. fend the last to honor of the dead. It is all very human. • • As soon as you arrive in,the country to stay a week, the girl from next dooi • comes In to borrow some baking pow der from your hostess. This is a share* In an hour's time she liaa found out from you how the hall 1 ' Is worn In the city, whether sleeves, are as large as they were last summer; what the last new novel is, what is the last new slaug " and wihethcr white shoes are worn to ebinvh. You see they are three mouths • ahead'on-this.information if they got It from you Instead of some fashion plate. After the girl from next dooi 1 has thoroughly pumped you, you have the privilege of living and enjoying yourself. • • . AND SHE IS ACCOMMODATING. When I ant in die country, I like to help. There Is pleasure, a warm plea- nre, Ito pJicking the currants that are to be used to make that beautiful red Jelly; there Is.not quite so much pleasure in -collect'tag raspberries, but after you have gotten a tin pall full of. them, yon begin to realize wliy they sell them by the box iu the city. One. has to gather,, such a lot to .nil anything,' '•Country people don't appreciate their •blessings. There to buttermilk—cool, rich, and with lovely little dots of gold- 1 en .butter all bvor it, It Is a drink fit .for the gods-nectar Is nothing beside' It, but country people 'think nothing of .It and-give It to the:pigs. Still, country •' pigs, in the form of sweet hanis, do -have a taste 'readied'by no otlier. porcine ..frock, and'-""that:'a cotton suit Is. not. adapted to formal occasions, audit there is anything formal in the country, lit is ohurfchgolnB. .Nice .oW geuileuieu- vlio were perfectly at their ease yester- la-y-In'a froe-and-eaisy gel-up, look like, imrtyrs-in black doth'belongings and Crock coats on .Sunday. I thought every fly in the village was on-my hostess's back (for Hies adore black silk) until two or throe began to dance around my nose. Why can't country people dress properly for c'hiurchV No, natter what their belief is, why ueed they make poor bodies suffer the tortures of Sathuland while they are try-, ug to praise God? Stilt, • let • us be respectable or live in the' city. Last Sunday the minister .gave .out that on Tuesday night there would be a fair to raise- money to carpet the par- 1 sona,ge. That parsonage Is 'always wanting'u new carpet. 'But, as the average clergyman has from eight to ten weltepriugs of pleasure prancing over his carpets, aud all the women In the congregation visit on 'his carpets, I suppose they do wear out rather quicker than those of a city • clergyman, whose family Is 'fashionably small aud whose visitors are tow. When visiting oue must always.go to the lair for the' benefit of the parsonage carpet. At "a country fair you get such- a lot for your money. A-t' tills fair, however, a. city •irl could have learned a great deal.-A COUNTRY CHURCH FAIR. • aud that b tlie reason I a in telling about it. My'first stop was at the bjg table. There* they had everything possible In the shape of a bag. There were cretonne, bags for your shoes; there were linen bags that rolled up for your mcd- k;ltio bottles; there were big. flowered chintz bugs bound with braid and with a stick run through tlie top to hold your soiled linen; there were brocade''bags for your fan and handkerchief when you were going to. a. party; there were satin and plush and brocade bags for opera glasses, raid'there were netted bags of coarse silk to be used for shop- plug. "You know that kind of bag/ In Philadelphia they call it the Boston bag; in Boston, they call it the Philadelphia bag, and In New York, when It is seen, somebody says:-"Oh, she lives out of town, you can tell It by her bag." Then there were ragbags. clothespin bags, and best <rf all, just in the centre of ttie table, stood a traveling bag all fitted up with, lovely brushes aud bot- .taes, wibfch, was not to 'be rallied, oh, dear, no,, raffling -Isgaiuibling,-but It was to be subscribed for! The distinction Is a fine oue but the fun Is just -the same. I bought a laundry, bag and a clothespin bag, and'then I, was led astray by a pretty girl to tlie next table. That table was a sort .of Jim Dandy. .It was THE HANDKERCHIEF. TABTJG You got everything you wanted .in U;c shape of a handkerchief from a tiny hemstitched equate of linen cambric up to a silk muffler and down to a beautiful red ami yellow 'bandana. After this I was drawn, through the Quaker blood hi me, to what might have been called the eleanfy table, since upon it were sponges, and knitted wash cloths with, soap fled • oh them. A knlttec waslrclor.il, I may mention Is calculated to take not only the dirt off one's skin but any tiling else that is superfluous with .the'possibility of the skin itaeli departing. If I'nad an enemy 1 would urge him to use. a knitted wash cloth' But they do look clean, It costs but little to evolve them and by trying cake'.of soap that costa 'but five cents to one, It .becomes possible to .sell the ' beasts, slmce .they seeiw flavored buttermilk amd hitekory .mrts. '-1 knew anybody in the. country who was .fond of, buttermilk, eggs ; or lettuce. They are counted as worthless.; •• y But to return* to, my .outing. Bab arrived on Saturday, and on Sunday , :.' SHE WENT TO CHUBCH. Tlie very vlk»t sinner goes' to cliuvdi In the country,, or, else the-, vilest einrier •will have no standing whatever. Coun- .try people tihtak little of me as a church : .goer. I don't dress enough, 'and one Jjnub-nosed young woman made her ' nose' more retrousse by tilting it up and ':" saying wltbto my hearing:; -"She; has ; - only .got on ; a cotton .frock, and not even ... wlil te. kid gloves!" You see, 'the fashion papers -'.' teach them' that- white --.kid : : .gioTcs'Bhould be.'wprn with 'a cotton whole, get-up • for twenty-live cents They are evolved,'by. knitting, needles uud plain white cotton. Ihe euoimous profit is excused on the giound tha considerable carpet Is required for a parsonage. But the real duck of a table was tha which was piled high with aprons There were little ai>rous : wlth tiny pbcl eto and ribbon bows; there weie big aprons with 1 big pockets and long strings, and there were aprons embi'old ei-ed In Kensington .'stitch and cross stitch, and aprons that were beautlfu in their simipllclty.'with machine etitch fng.. I became -the -proud, possessor o: an apron of blue and' -white che'ckw glingliam, having tw r o large pockets, and warranted to protect.me .even from thr mnn selling, books on the lustallmen plan, while I also own another apron trimmed' with lace and blue ribbon would make a great grandrnothe be more'fii'millar to him ;than a-.green eld; although lie, lived -in the: country, small-towns, one needs to• be'; faJm'l-.. lar with some, book on social'laws. 1 ia.ve made enemies of an entire.family, lot believing;, that visiting cards were oqulred for an outing. I dropped In to 0-e. them Informally, and heard after- vards that .they were surprised that I didn't leave a card for .each 6n'e of the tidies of the family. I. wasn'.t.thinkiug bout cards. I was thinking about\he Beauty of the, flowers and the lovely green of the grass, tind of how good It vas not to hear the ring of the eac bell,' nor the pounding of the big wugons car- ylng trunks. ... The-fttl-r has been Impressed ou my mind because I won—uo,'that, Is all vroug—I gained, by subscription a cake lia-t had the ring In It. It took three loys to carry tine cake home, and It/took tlve women all the next-day-to crumb ip the cake'to flud the ring In it, aud he result, was—disappointment:. Either w Hug had ever .been put In !:, or/else somebody, was'ahead of .'me In looking 'or it. I don't like to think the country leople have/lost the bloom' of their in- loceiiee, but where Is .-.that rlngV Ex- )erience, experience that resulted In a brllliug pain, prove* that lemonade at i country fair Is'no .better than at a ;itry'Circus, .So many ; tli:ngs have to K 1 .uiuMed by experl'fflici', .and 'after. the 1 cmomule episode I' appreciated the value of'.Tiwiinica ginger: After every- thing'hail .been sold at the fair we had -i very good time. We danced Hit Virginia .reel and told 'the preacher It was i ue\y kind of' game. I am sure he wasn't-fooled a, lltllq .bit, for he -bat- inced to hU partner as If he .had done t before,.and he-danced up and down the circle with crossed hands in a. way that suggested that'.when he was at college, lie probably Joyed in some such Innocent amusement, A country, par- sou is to bo pitied. He Is expected to be more than a sal lit wnd^less than.-a mau. Of him, It is demanded'that he-shall guide everybody ebse's children in the way they should go aud then Qnd lime enough to make young saints of his ,,,.>ri. His wife must be a> mother In Isreal and yet wear atouuet that, while it Is not too gay,, doesn't aun-oy.'thecon- gregatiouSy suggesting how mean. they, are inputting out money -for the minister, -raid'the Lord. I wouldn't-marry a minister for—but goodness..gracilous! I don't believe'there is. a- minister, in tho country or the city who would be wlll- lug to marry— " : : . . :.-''' ; BAB.'. look coquettish. A country glil Is grea •on/Ideas', and shells .good at eairylng them out.' •!' , RURAL ^ETIQUETTE. • It Is funny how In a small town eveij body Is given over, to etiquette A glr who kn'ew m'e'-wien ,my frocks were shorter than they are/now, and iny hal: was longer,;: regretted;'that she couldn' come, to-see, pie, .because she had onlj been In mournliig'for her baby thre monthslf:And "the lady, who lives nex door sent ine her. 1 visiting card, by post • aud .slie hftd.to'go ifurther to post tha card than; she ; would.-to come and eei .'me;.b«;'iluse. 1 ..th'e li yea.KwdiHld nod be up for a. week slnce-the gentleman whos 'name she' bore,.and ;-who was utterly wortblcs's, : ':had- taken- himself off tc green, flelfls. and pastures new. I won der If .he'hag? ^A'.sawduflt floor would Complete Assortment of THE BLOOriER QIRLS. Women Who Ride Race* on to b« Here. Tliie nmnageuienit of the Driving, park has secured an aggregation of bloomer glajW, ail <>f .diem fast riders, so It Is said, 1 for a, iwlmg exhJibltIon;at the park uext Tuesday. -A number of races will be glTcan itiiegli-ls-igaJaist.Iocal"vhoel- _in, girls against, girls,.c*c. •'•Thei"ntw wpoaaa" craze-wMcli has been'so long coming Is here,' Wli«U' women began to ride the, wheel they were criUcIswl un- si«uitngly. , Now. tliat they liave ; taken to 1 racing,.there will : no doubt be.;other ahd.moi-ccaustllc d-Wflsme. ,. : ' . .A GOOD SCHEME. Ojnor Cox wns'iu BussleyJlle.ywfccr- day.talking bicycles; '.to the .-.natives. .They .did nipt take-nrach'stock In wheels howevei-, muitli Omer plugged up n u<e agalubt the faste-it hoise in the placo and dilstaiacedl him hands down whereupon they were converted arid seveiol bdcycle siiios resulted —Cra\\ fordsvllle WHEEL NOTES. Mlas Bae WiUlltb Is the proud po*s- «asoi- of a mew model 41 ladles' Coluir hla blcyd*' T!he mtle homdlicap race for the cheimpllloBshdp'o.f the Elvcuside Cycling club will be run same tiirne tl*» month Adami Ftelfcer still mourns his lost Artel A new one wll replace it in a short ttane, as he had It insured with .._ Dunn. A number of emtliusliastlc whee'men are aSlso nshermBn and hunters. These can be seen an fine mornings oatly wJtth flshlnig nod or gun strapped to the wheel iHldtag to *hc couratry to Indulge In their favorite sport Master Cad Fergus&n has the dls- tllncOan of betog the emaUest Columbia iild«r 1m the dty, Ms father -having t«ur- ohased a twenty-six llnchi wJheel of that make for him tost FiUdaiy.'The diminutive wibted aod its small rldor make a pretty picture for a snap shiot Sales to -the bicycle Mine are dreadfully slow. But then, this Is the ^tfane of the year when sajes drop off and reputes begin. Work to the repair litre has not bem h heavy the pift week, possibly because the weather has been (too not to do much .riding. Those deataB who rent iwheela report buslaas* good amd as It to generally comcodec that a ittan wtyo rant« one season v> II] buy the ncxi, a good trade may be expected It Is ope way of " trade. I I, - 1 «> ' ^ < f 1 1 It' , S 1 /y 4 J f * ' v. J f r '&\ ^if: &*,*'' l **~ 2i ^i.x K.tS&$£'C, SdS4*^S3!^,4»4r ———Zenith, American, Belding, National, Reliable and Quick Meal Gasoline Stoves. Mantels and Grates. Large Line of Door and Window Screens. Little Wondfer and Shepard's LighteDiug Ice-cream Freezers. SEE THE run, The Finest in Use. AJspecial invitation is extended to the ladies to call and examine. :: :-' • ' " ' ••• Special Attention Given to Prepared and Tin Roofing, _^'--"^->»' W. H. J. GBISMCMSTD, 812 Market Street, ' N tLBJilj x* k The Light, The Strong, The Easy •n , 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 1 We also carry the Monarch full line.the Clipper full line and the Norwood. The above wheels all have a record. Kreis/Bros. Mantg Go. \

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