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THE DPJVEE'S STORY . F. A. OBER ENTERTAINED BY THE STAGE JEHU. Old Faahioned Concord Coach—An ATBDt Courier of Civilization—A "Hold Up" In the Hill»—No Politic* In It—A Clenn Job. [Special Correspondence.] SAXTA BAHBAKA, Gal., Oct. 26.—I have found it at last, but I didn't say "Eureka," for I don't speak Greek. It standing quietly in front of a hotel THE OLD COSCOKD COACH. •waiting for passengers, and so I stopped aboard and soon was whirled away in a cloud of dust. What I found was that fcumo old stagecoach of our fathers which has become almost as scarce as ibat other seruimythical creature of the poet—tho "dollar of our daddies. " The last one I had seen—I mean the stagecoach, and not the dollar—was in Onba six years ago, and there they called it a "diligc-ncia," pronounced "deelee- ienthia,'' with the accent on the ' 'hen.'' That one was plodding over a dusty road between two towns in the interior, • veritable old Concord, with huge wheels, stout leather straps a:ad general •jfike np as if inteed to last forever. ' And I reflected as I climbed into this •alifornia vehicle and was rattled over Hie road like a pea in a skillet upon the •rotations in the affairs of life, especially the life of a Concord coach. Why, I •fm remember the old stage that used to ply over tho road between Boston and Gape Ann just before the advent of the railroad there. It was driven by one Trask, a merry old "whip," who took tilings easily and allowed his horses to do the same. I don't think he was like the stage driver who had driven 40 years in the same county, and who claimed in consequence 'Co be a great traveler. But Trask is still remembered by at least one saying of his, though it is now some 60 years since he uttered it. On his way to the Cape he passed through the town of Beverly, which was and is •elebrated for the excellence and universality of its pork and beans. Every Sunday morning about three hours before »eeting time you may see nearly all the Beverly heads of households ambling to or from the public biikeiyfor or with their weekly pots of beans. Their liking for beans is proverbial and was then when old Trask drove the stage, and so when a rival stage driver found him obstructing the street one morning as he was helping into his coach an enormously fat old lady tho said rival bethought himself of n witticism at his expense. "Come, get along with your old bean pot!" he sang out, and old Trask instantly replied, "So I will soon as I've got in my pork!" Tho old fashioned Concord coach has been driven out of one portion and another by the advance of the locomotive and tho building of railroads until now •we find it only in out of the way places, •which the railroad hasn't reached or •which it is just about to reach, as is the case with the stage running between this beautiful city of Santa Burburu and Santa Ynez. The latter place is far up in the hills •where they rise to the dignity of mountains and is so small and obscure that it would be a waste of time almost to •write about it, while Santa Barbara is so well known that it would also be a •waste of ink to add another line to the thousands which have been written in its praise. Being thus "between the devil and the deep sea," as it wore, the «ly thing interesting which suggests itself is a story tho driver told me as •we left the lovely Santa Barbara valley acid began to climb the hills. I had secured the choice seat on the »ox with tho driver, and that worthy regaled me with stories of the road. "Do you see that big old oak?" he ask•d of me as we gained the thickest part tf the grovo and brought i:uo view a •widespreadiug live ouk with vast trunk hollowed out by fire. I admitted that I saw it, and then he said: "Well, right there was the scene of our last hold up about four years ago. The how of it was about this way: The down stage irom Santa Ynez was a-coming along at a jog trot, something as we are now, »nd it was as full of passengers as it •ould stick. There was a lot of miners and prospectors, somo women, and on the box with the driver was a brand »ew deputy sheriff who had just been sworn in. Ho was a strapping big fel- ler, full of fight, and had a shiny revolver stuck down into his boot leg. Well, they was a-comiug down, as I »Qid, and it was just about noon, hot as blazes, and all the passengers was hungry and sloppy. All of a sudden, just as that old oak hove in sight—you see. the road makes a sharp turn right here— the driver (it was Jack Williams held the lines, and his last trip, as he had a yonug man with him he was showing the route) he saw the muzzle of a rifle •taring him in the faos and heard a TOice a-telling of him to pull up and »ot be slow about it either. "Jack was surprised like and dispensed to argue the question with the teller behind the tree, but he just poked AQ gun straight at him, and Jack he •raffled down. There wan't but one maaa, and he wore a black cambric M>Mk, but his eyes shone throagh the rfitt like the peepers-of a wildcat, Jack •kid, and seemed to take in everything. "Well, I'm blamed if he didn't make *»oi *11 crawl out of the stage and lin« np on tire bank yonder meek as Moses when the light went out, and then he just went through 'em one after another. "The deputy? Oh, he didn't have no show at all. He reached down to bis boot k-g, but the highwayman pointed that rifle at him and said. 'Drop that! 1 And he dropped it p. d. q. and sat. on the bank with the rest of 'em. He died last year, but about three years coo lace to save his reputation. "Yes, sir, every mother's son and daughter of 'em set in a row on that bank and let that man go through 'em reg'lar. Only one of 'em made a kick, and that was one of the women. She couldn't hold her tongue to save her life, and she up and said, 'I'll bet a dollar you're a Democrat or a Populist, for no Republican would serve a woman such a shabby trick!' And the highwayman seemed riled, and he said, 'Madam, it don't matter what my politics are, but I guess I'll have to shake you up ag'in!' He had only got .*2 or $3 the first time, but blame me if hedidn't make her drop near $200 the second. Then he said, very politftlike, 'Madam, it; don't do fur women to meddle with politics, you see.' "Yes, sir, onelone man did the whole business, but the passengers said afterward that they didn't dare resist because they knew plumb sure the woods was full of accomplices. However, there they sat, like bumps on a log, when along come the up stage, and when the driver saw the row of men and women setting on the- bank ho bust out a-laughing, fit to split, and said to Jack, 'Say, what is this, a d d picnic?' And the feller with the gun swung it round his wayandsaid: 'That's what it is. Won't you git down and jine us?' "Bill looked down the muzzle (it was Bill Matteson had the lines,) andhe knew a hole when he'd got into it, and so he answered, 'Well, don't mind if I do.' And so down he clumb, and he didn't have many passengers, but they had to ante all the same, you bet "I know it was a disgrace to the state, but it's the truth. All the passengers forked over, both loads, and that highwayman got off with the boodle. But that ain't the worst of it either. 01 course we had a posse on his trail soon's the news got to the city, but they never struck np with him. The first man that see him next was that same driver, Jack Williams, and it was this a-way: He was coming down two or three days later, and he had a woman on the box with him, and when he got in sight ul the old oak he p'inted it out and said to her, 'Yes, madam, he stood behind that very tree.' And just then he saw that same old rifle muzzle looking at him, and he added, 'And d : d if that ain't the same son of a gun, now, madam!' "And so it was, the very same chap, and he did 'em up brown ag'in the same as before. Tho lady, she had said how delightful it would be to have such an experience as to be held up by a highwayman, but she seemed to have changed her mind after he'd taken her THE CALIFORNIA STAGECOACH. purse and all her jewelry, not to mention the earrings out of her ears. "No, they never got him, but there are persons say they've seen him since, and living in Santa Barbara too. What do I think? Oh, never mind what I think. I've troubles enough of my own." FRED A. OBER. SKATEMAKING CENTERS. There Arc Only Five Factories In All the United States. [Special CorresDondence.] NEWARK, N. J., Nov. 1.—There arc only five skate factories in. the United States—two in this city, -where* more skates are made than anywhere else in America; one at Worcester, Mass:.; one at Springfield, Mass., and one at Torrington, Conn. From these factories thousands upon thousands of skates are turned, out annually. It is in the summer months that the skatemakers are busiest. The rush oli sales begins late in the fall, though the factories are open and turning oat the goods the year round. Skates range in price from 50 cents to $6 the pair. More skates of the $1.50 grade are sold than any others. The making of skates is an occupation requiring great skill, and only expert? in steel are competent to supervise their construction. The metal is received at the factory iu bars and plate. Its quality varies, of course, according to the grade of skate it is to be put into. For the high grade So and $6 skate first quality welded steel only is used, for the middle grades a lower, but still a good, serviceable quality, and for the cheapest grades cast steel. Skate runners, and, in fact, all the other parts, are stamped out with a big J steam punch. After this conies careful I tempering. The lower part of the runner is made exceedingly hard, while the top is left soft that it may be easily riveted to the plates. Then the bottom is ground on a large emery wheel to give it the required curve from end to end and then on a smaller one to produce the hardly perceptible groove or crease that enables the skater to glide ever the ice without slipping sidewise. The new feature in skates this season •will be the pointed toe. All ladies' akates are of this variety, hut the men may have their choice of the wide or narrow toe. In the better grades engraved designs will appear on the to« plate this year. New York city is the largest skat* market in the United States when th« weather is cold. iL L- B. HEROISM OF A WOMAN. v A Chariot B»&* Finally ReiUlUi ID * SnuMh-Dp. Heroism of a Circus Woman. A terrible scene came near happening at th« performance of the Forepaugh & Sells Bros.' circus in Lynn, Mass., recently. For a time the 10,000 people who occupied seats beneath the immense canvas were ID an awful state of excitement The scene took place about the time of the chariot races, which brought the show to a close. Tv/o chariots, one driven by a man, Sig. Farina, and the other by a woman, whose name could not ba learned, were drawn by four horses, when the race started. Sig. Farina had the pole, with his fellow rider closely following him. At the first turn of the track the horses were going at a terrific speed, when suddenly from among the clouds of dust which the flying steeds created, the form of a man was seen to go into the air, the chariot overturn, and one of the horses fall upon its side. In an instant there was an uproar in the vast arena. The great audience, fearful of the maddened horses, which by this time had started around the temporary track without a driver, arose in their seats and started for places of safety. The ringmasters and other employees of the show yelled at the top of their voices to the almost panic-stricken crowd to keep their seats. Others made frantic but vain efforts to catch the horses, and it seemed as ttougb every moment they would plunge into the crowd. The woman driver had by this time realized the danger of the situation. She saw at a glance that another quick turn in the track meant death to hundreds of people, while to stop her own vehicle meant possible death to her. She chose the latter, however, and by aquick movement drove tier horses directly in front of the runaways, and prevented their going further. So quickly was the deed done that the large crowd was hardly awa.re of it and when they did realize it they broke forth in a great cheer, which was re-echoed time and again as the pluckv woman driver drove around the course in the race which followed. Sig Farina was thrown quite a distance, laading in the audience, but was slightly injured. After medical treatment, he finished and won the race. A Curlou« Convention. "I have heard of all sorts of queer reunions but there was one down in Georgia the other day that was absolutely unique," said P. F. Cross, of that State, at the Raleigh. . "It was a reunion of horse swappers, and a jolly gathering it was. There were fully one thousand delegates in attendance, and it looked to outsiders as if a big political convention was in progress. Politics, however, were strictly tabooed and nothing went but horse talk. Of course, the members fetched along from one to a dozen nags ot all sorts and conditions, and the swap- pin? of beasts was the main attraction during the reunion. A constitution and bylaws were adopted and a committee appointed to draft a code of ethics. It was thought the civilization of the age had reached a point where equine exchanges should be conducted aions stricter lines of honesty than had hitherto characterized such transactions. It was argued, and the sentiment was overwhelmingly commended, that no man was fit to join in future reunions who would try to put off on another a horse whose vision had departed or who was represented to be sound when the facts were the other way. There is no doubt in my mind that from a moral as well as social standpoint the meeting was a great success." Men Who Wear Veil*. According to the French traveler. M. Felix Dubois. the Tourags (one of the African races whom be describes in his book about Timbuctoo) wear veils. The rearing of horses, oxen and goats is their chief industry, the milk and flesh of these animals, with the addition of dates, furnishing their principal nourishment. For the protection of eyes and lungs they adopt a bend-dress of two veils. One. tht "nikab," is rolled round the temples, hnnsing down in rout to protect their eyes, while the other, the "litham," reaches from the nostrils to the edge of their clothing. The veils are never removed, even at meal times, and the garb has become so much a part of them that any one being deprived of it is unreconizable by friends .or relatives. : EVOLUTION OF PIGEONS. A Prond Brlrt^gronm. Once in a while a newly married ma.n who is on his wedding "tower" forgets the importance and responsibility of his new position in life and forgets to register bis wife's name at the hotel, but it is very seldom that a man goes to the other extreme, and,, with premeditation announces to the wondering and admiring world through the medium ol' a hotel register, that be has just recently taken unto himself a wife. Last night, however, th« Dennison hotel register bore the following inscription: "Fred Bennett a.nd bride, Cairo, 111."—Cincinnati Enquirer. A Goat L*»rn» Ge»i;r»ph.T A goat got into a scboolhouse \n an adjoining county and took up the study of geography. He found he bad taken a liking to one or the school charts, for which this county was canvassed some months ago by agents, had eaten Mexico, destroyed the gulf of Mexico, pawert several big holes in Cuba, and rao out of the house with the United States in h';* mouth.Burn*- vllle. (N. C.) An Kn«rt»tl« oirl. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Wright, near Gibsonville. N. C., a young ladj of perhaps fifteen or sixteen years, will never come to want If energy and industry count for anything. This summer and spring sb« sold 156 dozen eggs at good prices, while tfc« entire family tad a!l they wanted. Besides this some 500 or 600 young chicken* were tatchad ou<, a large number of which w*r« sold on thi* mu*k*L £jtrc< flock* Have Been Trained to Perform C«rtaio ET«lutlon*. Remarkable as are the results ol training as exhibited in the speed of modern pigeons, they do not compare with the wonderful evolutions performed by these birds in the last centuries in Italy. There were at that lime men who devoted themselves to pigeon training, and the art was supposed to find its perfection in certain families, and to be- handed down from generation to generation. The art consisted in training large flocks of pigeons to obey their owner and to perform certain evolutions in the air. In the earliest days in India birds were trained to fight opposing birds. When a pigeon tournament was in progress the owners ascended some lofty building and conducted the performance by the aid oi flags; and in obedience to their signals flocks of birds of different colors would wheel, rise, dive and intermingle, to separate again and go through a number of interesting movements that were remarkable for their beauty. Prizes were offered for the most beautiful and novel figures. In India, in early times, where the sport of pigeon D.ying originated, the object of the flights was often a sanguinary one, the owners of the various flocks endeavoring to accomplish the destruction of the others. Thus, the birds of one band would carry bombs with a fuse hanging to their claws, and at the command of their masters would sweep down over their opponents, and the bomb would drop among them and explode. Others bore sharp knives, two-edged, suspended from their claws and were made to dash among their antagonists and endeavor to cut them to pieces—an easy matter when birds were in rapid motion. To-day the tri- ganieri. as they are called in Modena, devote themselves to harmless pursuits, and are satisfied with watching the wonderful evolutions of the birds through the air.—New York Post. NEVER BITES THE TONGUE- LEAVES NO BAD TASTE IN THE MOUTH ASK YOUR DEALER FOR CUBANOLA. FINEST CIGAR EVER SOLD /N INDIANA AT FIYECTS. A. KIEFER DRUG COMPANY SOLE DISTRIBUTERS, INDIANAPOLIS Mrs. W. J, Hughes and daughter, who have been the gnests of Mrs. A. J. Murdock and family for some time, have returned to their home In jOmaba, Neb. -^— GARLIC. A Fe* Fact' About » Ve S «t»bU of „, I'articularlj Powerful Odor. About three-quarters of the garlic used in this country is imported from Italy It comes in hampers containing about 110 pounds each. Garlic is raised in this country in Connecticut, in Louisiana, in Texas, and in New Mexi- ,-o. All garlic, both imported and American, is put up in strings or bunches, something like the bunches in which onions were once commonly sold in this country, but much longer. American garlic is shipped in crates and barrels: some from the far Southwest comes in long cylindrical baskets. Garlic is sold by the pound, or by ihe single bulb, which is sold for a penny. In its commercial form, whole and "dry. garlic does not yield the strong smell for -which it is famous. In a wholesale produce establishment, where garlic was stacked up in quantities, there was no noticeable odor from it. But if one of the several smaller bulbs of which each root is composed, and which are called cloves of garlic, be broken off and broken in iwo. the powerful odor becomes perceptible. The aggregate consumption of garlic in this country is large, and our exports of it to South American countries, which inciude American garlic and imported garlic reshipped. amount to enough to be reckoned in tons.— New York Sun. T»* on His Polecats. An aged negro shuffled into the office of Captain Frank Cunningham at the city hall the other day and made the popular city collector's hair curl by announcing: "Boss. I done come for to pay de license on my pole cats." "What!" shouted Captain Frank, as a horrible suspicion that the old dar- key had brought them with him possessed him. "My pole cats, boss, I wants to gin you my pole cats." said the old man, thrusting a black paw into the pocket of his breeches. "Why do you want to give me your pole cats?" asked the collector, recovering his equanimity as an idea dawned suddenly upon him. "Case I owes it, boss; an' dey dun tole me riat cullod folks whu don' pay dey pole cats cyant vote." "Pole tax, by ginger!" yelled the collector with a great gasp of relief, and the clerks all took up their pens dgain and said: "Oh!"—Richmond State. High C'«Ellen Beach Yaw. the phenomenal soprano, went on a yachting cruise recently in southern California, The waves grew high and she soon took her berth. One of her friends, going to inquire how she was progressing, heard her humming a lullaby in a most peculiar tone of voice. Her maid came to the door and explained that Miss Yaw was very sick. "Bur she is singing," the visitor exclaimed. "Yes. I know." answered the maid, "but Miss Yaw moans in tune that, way so it wou't disturb unyona els«." •»•--Claiming Hl» L»clf. A railway employe in Minnesota recently fell bp.ir to S150.000. He concluded not to resign his place, but to keep it. with the distinction of being "the richest section boss in the world." He determined to giv« this fact due publicity, and. obtaining leave of absence, arranged for a private train or Kullman cars to take himself and fifty rrieuds with a bind of music around tec counXry. Th» P«»ch »n« Red »ftlnf. We bava often wondered why red netting was placed over' baskets of peaches; but the Chicago Record ha« allayed our astonishment. It is in order to make a green peach blush and look guilty of being ripe.—Memphis Appeal. A Bad Bill. A resrtaurant-keeper in Elizabeth. N. J., recently failed, who originally made a littlt fortune by peddling street luncheons from a vehicle marked "a la. cart." His ruin came from opening a restaurant and adding a French "*." TATE OF OHIO. CITY OF TOLEDO, ( LUCAS COCNTV, i* 8 ' Frank J . Cheney mskee.oaih thai he if tbe senior partner of the flrm of F. J. Cheney 4 Co., doing- business in tbe City of Toledo County and State afO]«said, and that said flrn; will pay the urn of OSE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh thai cannot be Jcured by Hall'e Caianh Cure; FRANK j. CHEKEY. Sworn to before me ard subscribed in my presence this 6th dayio; December. A. D.18S* SEAL. A. W. SLEASO.K. Notary Public. Hall's Catarrb CureietaSen internally anc cts directly on the blood and mucous surface! of the system. Send for testimonials free. ¥. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0. Sold by druggleta, 76c. Hall's Family Pills are the bett. Miss Minnie Pothoff Has returned from a visit at, Peru, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. F. A, Miller and children. Rheumatism Cured in a Day. "Mystic Cure" for rheum&'lsm and neu- raltfia radically cures in 1 to S days. Its action upon the system is remarkable and mysterious It removes at once the cause and the disease immediately disappears, ihe flrnt dose irreutly benefits 75 cents. Sold by W. H. Bringhurst, druggist, Logansport. The horse which strayed from the Wilson & Humphreys plant, belonging to A. Duncan, was picked up TDJ Patlolman Burch. Mothers Praise Hood's Sarsaparilla becanse, by its great blood enriching qualities, it gives rosy cheeks and vigorous appetites to pale and puny children. HUMPHREYS WITCH HAZEL OIL C Piles or Hemorrhoids Fissures & Fistulas. Burns & Scalds. I I Wounds & Bruises. Cuts & Sores. Boils & Tumors. I? Eczema & Eruptions. Salt Rheum & Tetters.J E Chapped Hands. Fever Blisters. Sore Lips & Nostrils. Corns & Bunions. Stings & Bites of Insectat Three Sizes, 250, 500. and $1.00. Sold by druyglirts. onentport-pttdonnoolptot prlc* 'KID.co., 111» in \A/ IS/I AIM HUNpREDBofMem ire eking out H miserable existence for want . for them selvei. H U N- DRCPS of men are •ufferioff from the- menUI torture* of. Sh«tt*r*d Falling Memory. 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