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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

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j decayed product of digestion. ^ Con- 'dcrivecl'from Lemons with the Tonic Brain . . be bowel ac re for Indigestion, Headache and Biliousness. iUIiVi*t-K* w A * • ..*<.»•«• LARGE BOTTLES. 50 CTB. AT ALL DRUGGISTS. acertainTuVe for Indigestion, aeaa a «.c«,ux ...... ,^-~..- _^ EMON .TONIC- LAXATIVE BAD BLIZZARDS. Somo of tho Terrors of the Western Prairio Snowstonna. TUB Settler 1 . Cnbln ft Poor Ilofuce from the Icy llla»t»—Appalllnc LomieH Amone thr Herd* and Flocks <>* tho Plain*. The blizzard, as tho plain man's vernacular designates the prairie snowstorm, is utterly incomprehensible to ono who has not experienced it. Generated in the great storm-breeding rumens Of barren Uritish America, and swept on arutic blasts along the vast level readies that streteh eastward from the Rocky mountains, v.'ith no forest to break its force it bcco.ncs a demon of the air, second only to tin. tornado or cyclone in destrncliveness. The moisture- is ground as between millstones, hurled with bill lot-like i-n- .•rn-v over luindivd.; of miles of level plain, and li..nll.V U-a.ir,fo,-med into yeasty -sleet by the softening ejects ot lower latitudes, falls in bleak showers on the ranges of Texas and .No-Man s- Land, . • , r/icls of (;lu-:ii> building material and the br'cvil.'.' of the winter season 0:1 the oraii-i<-s eonti-ib.ite to make the settlor s eabin a poor refuge. When the bh/.x.ard comes ..-very resource of fuel is hus- bauded, and it in f.ieed with a gnm ( e- tcrmination to sec it through, says the Detroit L-'rcfc t'n.-ss. I'.ut n<jt all arc prepared even so wel ns the settle:-. Occasionally a belated cinio-raut. en route either to a ehosen claim on the frontier or toward the pleasantly remembered oust, where he hopes to lind old friends and helpers, is caiUitl.y the blast. He may have a " stove inside the canvas-topped tiny ;tn do prairie schooner, but its heat ca little. a"ainst the power of the storm. Sheltered by the low Waff of some ravine or water course he may wcatuer the dragging hours of suftering. but the chances are that team and driver will bo found a ghastly monument to the storm king's strength. _ The farmer who has hurried tea or fifteen miles to the-nearest village to secvre supplies for the impending vis- 'itation is oi'tcu overtaken before reach- in- liis waiting family and perishes on the road, for no matter how well ho knows tho path, when tho blr/.zard m^s his way is as that of the mariner without a compass. At the prairie schoolhouscs, where tho settlers' children arc fathered from a territory covering many miles in every direction, the blizzard brings terror to the pupils 'as well as l.cj their prrcnts. Rescue is impossible miUl the lull, comes, and awful possibilities lui-Ic in the bosom of the storm. A Dakota schoolmistress last winter failed to dismiss her scholars in time tor them .o reach home, and found hei-seU and them prisoners from a blb./ai-ds approach. A nig 1 -"* and a day u, least were before her, during which her little charges must be protected. Deliberately she apportioned the food remain- in" in the dinner pails, divided the larn-cr boys into squads and put tho younger pupils to sleep on the benches. Then through declaimed, tho told bitter night she sang, stories, invented frames, and kept the frightened children amused and cheered as best she conld. The following day passed much the same, but still no abatement of the storm nor any rescue. Tho second night was dreary indeed. The children cried themselves to sleep, hungry awl cold. With her own hands tho teacher broke up desks and blackboard to feed the voracious stove. Wit'i the morning came a. shout at the door as the settlers shoveled away the snow, and then the plucky girl to whom the children owed their lives showed her womanliness and fainted. The loss among stock on the plains bv each blizzard is appalling. There is less exposure of herds and flocks now than in earlier times, yet every season causes the destruction of thousands of bead of cattle and sheep on the ranges and in tho unsheltered corrals. Several rears aero, during the ',.eight of the Texas cattle trade, a blizzard in western Kansas early in December destroyed more than half of 300,000 cattle that wore being herded on the open prairie. At one railway station alter the storm, 85,000 bides were shipped: at another, 20,000. One ranchman found but 205 head alive out of V.300 that had been grazing before the catastrophe. Several hundred ponies and a score of herders also perished. The bli-'.zard is a permanent featwro of the prairie winter. Nothing but a decided climatic revolution can secure- to the great trans-Mississippi region immunity from its death-bearing presence Better preparations arc yearly being made to withstand its fury, and to protect more generously the dumb animals who suffer equally with their masters. The signal sen-ice is render- in"- aid in warning communities reached b-v"telegraph of tho storm's approach, while the settlers, taught by bitter experience, take with each season better precautions, and provide more intelligently for their time of need, which is sure to come. - But with all man's care and defense, the blizzard remains unconquered. It is cruel, relentless and unmerciful as some Xorsc god, from whose kingdom 'it comes It is one of .the west's possessions which is wholly and irredeemably detestable. In its forefront is apprehension; at its height, terror; lu its wake, desolation ana suffering—soine- perlloait I'onlllon of » Senator Between » Hob nnd a Prlnoner. "There is no more courageous man in the world than Senator Teller," said Maj. Peabody to a Philadelphia Times correspondent. "He has passed through many thrilling experiences during his lifetime, but on no occasion was his virile manhood and magnificent courage displayed to greater advantage than on the evening after tho news of the assassination of President Lincoln was received in Leadville. A miner, coming from tho shaft where ho had been working all day, upon being informed that President Lincoln had been assassinated in Washington, carelessly said: 'Hi- did not die too soon.' -That unfeeling and unpatriotic remark was passed from lip to Up until everybody in the entire community had ' been made aware of it. Shortly after nightfall u mob broke into the man's house and dragged him to a pub- Ik hall, whore a lynch court trial was to bi: riven him. He had absolutely no show fur his life. The entire crowd appeared to be unanimous in a desire and dc1enninu1.M)ii 1o kill him. A long n.po had been carried to tho halu but hanging was regarded ns too good for the 'man. Tho rope was to be u.vi-d by tho whole mob, and the unfortunate low was to be dragged to death through the rough streets. "Senator Teller was a young man then, but he had already gained the respect and confidence of tho people, all of whom know him at least by sight. In his law cilice, which was half a, block away from tho public hall in which the lynch court was being held, ho was informed of the situation. Hastily taking his hat in his hand Mr. Toller nished downstairs, out into the street, and made his way to tho hall for the purpose of saving that man's life. Numerous friends of Mr. Teller endeavored to restrain him, because they feared that ho might suffer at the hands of the mob 1C he interfered, lint, with set teeth, he proceeded to tho hall, pushed his way through the crowd, took a stand on tho platform beside the trembling prisoner, waved his hand for silence, and obtained it, "Ho thereupon addressed the mob and informed them that the prisoner was not their pray, but a prisoner of tho United States, and that the city should not ho disgraced by the exercise of mob law upon a man who had made a thoughtless remark. Ho was JDtor- rupted b\- angry erics and shouts of the mob, who declared that no man should stand between them and their victim. "Mr. Teller lha.ii stepped to the front of the stage and informed them that one man at least would stand between them and (heir victim, nnd that before they should execute thai; man without a trial thev must wreak their wild ven- n-eance upon him. He commanded si- fence again and declared that the roan was his prisoner, that he would take him to the United States jail in Denver, where ho belonged, and sec that he should have a fair trial for his life. Tho result of tho effort mr.de by Teller, which no other man in the community would have dared to make, was that Teller led his prisoner through that mob, out of the 'hall, -into the street to a railroad train, and landed him in the United States jail at Denver as he declared he would do." It Int«re»U and A«tonl»be« the Slounton Who See It. The denizens of the deep dwell either in twilight or darkness, according to the distance beneath the surface at which they are accustomed to live, and to them a light is an object of Intense curiosity. Before the days of the electric light spearing fish by the light ol a torch was a favorite amusement on many rivers, and is even now practiced, rather for fun than for profit, on the Columbia and elsewhere. Since the magical bulb with its feathery carbons enabled man to-light up the bottom of the sea as brightly as the land much amusement has been obtained by scientific men and divers in watching the antics of various fish when the light was lowered close to the bottom of the water. Owing to the density of the medium the light is in more than Egyptian darkness. As the diver moves to and fro about his business, wit.i his electric light in his hand, there will suddenly Hash out of the darkness halt a dozen bright-colored ashes, pause an instant in anparcnt astonishment at tho spectacle of the man in his helmet and diving dross, then hurry away in a-1 directions as though panic stricken. Then a largo, open-eyed, openmouthed monster will poke his head m the charmed circle of light, while the remainder of his body is shrouded in gloom, and look solemnly on as thoug.i striving to fathom the mystery. Sometimes, if the man remains perfectly quiet, the fish will imperceptibly draw nearer, until almost within roach; sometimes, after a careful inspection from a safe distance, he will slowly back away and disappear. The light thrust m his face always seems to cause the utmost astonishmCT.it and dismay. He cnnnot yell with fright, because yelling is entirely out of his lino, but ho will come very near it by opening his .mouth and emitting a volume of water from it as he flics in terror from so unusual and hor- rifyin-T a spectacle. When the light is let down to the bottom at the end of a wire tho fish play about it with the utmost curiosity. A few months ago tne Ijfht by which a government party was inspecting the bottom of the sea of Cape Hatteras was swallowed by a mackerel, who was drawn to tlio surface with his interior brilliantly illuminated by the still burning lamp. MAKING THE ETEST'OF IT. An Invullileil Fisherman's Jiifronious Device for CorUmnliiK His Sport- A cheerful example of ingenuity in "making the best of it" is to be seen at an apartment house on Spruce street. It takes the form of a long, light fishing rod fixed to ono of the window frames of a room on the third story in such a way that tho lino depending from it dangles over the sidewalk a trifle less than seven foot from the ground, says the New York Sun. At the hook end of the line there is fixed a light wire baskirt and at the butt end of the pole there sits an invalid, chained to his chair by paralysis of the legs. In his active days the invalid was a groat fisherman, and, as his wife is old and feeble, too, it has been the old fisherman's fancy to rig up this pole and set it for bites. They come in the shape of the morning and evening papers, his mail, messages from old cronies who know his whim, and small parcels from the neighboring tradesmen, who also know his fancy. When the old \Valtonian is wheeled in his chair to ',-hc window in the morning his first glance is down at tho basket to see if there is any bite. There nearly always is, and then the window is opened, no matter' what the weather may be, the line is wound in on tho reel until it reaches the end ring on tho pole, and then the "fish" is dexterously landed. Sometimes, so the neighbors say, the old fisherman makes believe to "play'-' with the catch; nnd \Vhen, one day, a friend loaded down-the basket with a shad that really required a good deal of skill to haul in. the invalid fisherman was so overjoyed when he did land it that ho could do nothing but smile for the rest of the day. The cold spell has bothered hbn a little, but- when last seen, d.uring the recent high cold winds. ! he had a heavy furcapj-^lcd down over •] his cars, a woolen comforter wound ' around his nock, fur gauntlets on his hands, and was hauling in a package of •tobacco and a letter with all the cna- ccntrr.;,ed interest of a true angler having it out with a gamy fish. —The most eensoriou.s are generally EXAMPLES OF PERVERSITY. Tcoplo Who Did Qncer Tl.liisn to Got E-von with Unkind F»to. Docs anyone remember the sad case of Juliana 1'ajvjoy? She was once the Lady of the Hollow Tree of Wa.rmins- ster, says Walter Lcsaiit in the London News. 'Juliana had a love disappointment, by reason of which she was parted from her lover; she therefore retired from tho world and resolved never a "am to sleep in a house or a bed. Tho connection of the roof and the heart is difficult to understand. I do not know how she managed for blankets and other -necessaries, but she took- tip her abode in a large hollow tree near tho quiet country town of 'Wai-minster, whore she slept on straw. A bed of clean, dry straw is reported, by those who have tried it, to have no equal. She appears to have gained her livelihood 'by begging, and when she left her tree and wandered about the country on this business she never entered a house, but if there was no other hollow tree at hand she slept in barns or outhouses. This roodo of Hie she continued until she died, when she was nearly seventy years of age. The case looks like mental trouble at first, followed by the habit of sleeping in tho open air, or, at all events, outside the confinements of a house. Tho eighteenth century has many other strange examples of perversity. There was the roan who wpnt to bod and staid there for thirty years, when he died; there was the man who would have nothing washed, not even his dirty face or his dirty hands, until he, too, died. There was tho case of a lady of unknown name who lived in Charter House street, with the shutters up, day and night, by candle light. And there was the case of Lydia Lucrino of Oxford street, who, also, for reasons not unconnected with Cupid, put up her shutters nnd lit her candles till she died. POURED How Kins OIL ON THE WINE Kalakaaa Prcvcntcil Post.! Iutern.il Disturbance*. The abdication of Queen Liluokalani recalls an incident, in which her predecessor, King Kalnkaua, figured when ho visited this country eleven or twelve years ago. The Kambler, says the New York Commercial Advertiser, docs not recall the exact date, but remembers that he mot the distinguished monarch in Philadelphia at the Continental hotel. Kalakaua was fond .of the good things of life, including all sorts and descriptions of liquid refreshments. It was his proud boast that he always drank "like a gentleman," which, according to his interpretation, was the powcr'to consume vast quantities^ of champagne without affecting his mental powers or his equilibrium, ^nd he could do It; and so could his private secretary. They were in Philadelphia for a couple of weeks, and in that time were wined and dined lavishly by the best people in town. The king became I a sort of gastronomic mentor for young j Wades who wanted to emulate him, 1 and. they thought they had learned ! something wonderful when his majesty I confided to them the secret of his ability to dincjvell and show no after ill efiects;- tic arantf a teaspoourui oi olive ail after each bo'.tle of fizz. This, he explained,' caused the surface of the wine to remain covered while in the stomuch and prevented the fumes of carbonic acid gas from going to the brain. Kalakaua was regarded with extraordinary favor by the bon vivants of the day, and would probably have maintained his reputation as a gentlemanly diner if it had not been for an unlooked-for happen^ig. MAKING AN_OCEAN CABLE. A Tail Amount of Work Before It Can Be lj»ld In the Ocean. The making of aa ocean cable is a task involving no small, amount of _skill and mechanical ingenuity, and it is something to the credit of the first cable makers that their pattern has not greatly changed in thirty years. When the Commercial Cable company decided to lay a new Atlantic cable last year, the work was intrusted to the firm of Siemens Brothers, of 'Woolwich, London. As this firm has constructed no less than eight out of the eleven cables now linking Great Britain and the United Slates, says the new Science Kc- view, its method "of manufacture may be watched as typical of the best. The first care of a cable manufacturer is to secure tho very best materials. The copper wire, which forms the heart and essential part of the cable, must-be of the purest metal, since the purer the --;-' the higher its standard of conductivity v,-illbe" Kvcry strand and every coil of wire that goes in to the cable is expected to reach a certain standard; and to such 11 degree of excellence is the making of Copper wire for electrical purposes brought nowadays that the material sv.bmiltcd is more frequently above that standard than below. The single wires having passed the test for purity and conducting power, eleven similar strands are taken and smm into a slender rope in lengths Oi one mile. 'Gutta-percha insulation is then applied in sheets prepared from the raw material as it comes to hand from Singapore and other Malay ports. These sheets arc wrapped by experienced hands so firmly and smoothly round the wire that not an air bubble' can remain between the eopper and its insulator. The "core" is then ready to be submitted to :i. galvonoinetor test, to ascertain whether the insulation is perfect, or us nearly perfect as that very elusive agent, electricity, will permit. That test having been satisfactorily passed, a workman, whose solo business is to attend to the joining of the lengths of cable, splices the ends of the mile lengths. Again the insulation test is applied. The galvanometer indicating 'no very appreciable loss of electricity, even under tho strain of an alternating current of fi.OOO volts, the core is passed into the hands of the sheathers, whose care it, is to surround the copper and gutta-percha with a more substantial protective covering before they are submitted to the rough action of the sea. And now the weight and sixc of the cable become appreciable. Already each ixiile length has in it some 500 pounds of pure copper 3-10 pounds of pure gutta-percha, this is a spun of coat of jute yam weighing nearly 000 pounds to the mile. Then the cable is made the center of a twisted sheath of steel wires of the stoutest kind, averaging more than 4,000 pounds to the mile. And finally a compound of tar is laid over the whole, which hvincrs its own weight of SOO pounds to the mile. After the tar is applied the cable is coiled and left to soak in tanks of water nnt.il such time r:,s the cable ship shall be ready to lay it in its last resting place. Such a cable ns this is made at the rate of fifty to fifty-five miles per twenty-four hours. EFFECTS OF SUGAR. Said l>y Scientists to Be Beneficial to tho physical .System. There are certain medical authorities who have for a long time been arguing in favor of a more general use of sugar as an article of diet. They claim that a liberal use of sugar increases the power of resisting fatigue, and enables the individual to perform much more labor than is possible without it. A report made to the Royal society of England shows the influence of sugar in this direction. As an experiment, a laboring roan fasted one day, taking nothing but water. Bis conditions, strength, fatigue and labor performed were carefully noted. On another day, five hundred grains of sugar were added to the water, and the same account was taken of the man-s physical state. It was found that the sugor increased the muscular strength about TO per cent., and greatly prolonged the period before fr tifTic was noticeable. In another cx- neriment. sugar added to the food was observed to produce a surprising increase in muscular energy; 200 grams with a meal gave a maximum of 39 per cent, more strength than was discoverable in its absence, and 250 grams of sugar to a meal greatly increased the resistance against weariness, and enabled the man to perform, without undue exertion, an average of 12 per cent, more work than he was able to do without it. There is a growing opinion among the best scientific authorities that the craving of some persons and almost all children for sugar is not only reasonable, but in direct accord with natural law. Pure sugar is not only wholesome but, necessary, and when growing children crave it should never be denied them. —Got Rkfof"' IL—"Tommy," said Mr. Fi<.~r. sternly, "i hung a. motto in 3'ivur room" to the effect ' that little boys should be seen and not heard." "Yessir." "I find that it has disappeared." "Yessir." -Whatdid you dD with it?" "I—I took itdoi-.-n to the deaf and dumb orphan asylum."—Inclianap- ;ind Over R EAL MERIT is the characteristic of Hood's Sarsapanlla- It cores even after other preparations M- Get Hood'» and ONLY HOOD'S. tor Infants and Children. minion* of p«r«on.. permit u. to »p««k °f it withamt a* b»»t MHM.AT toy Infanta »«d ohild'» medicine. Carter!* de»troy» Worma. Cft«toria allay* FnTcrUlm»»». Cmtori* prevent* vomiting Sonr Curj. oure* Diai-rlim* "d Wind CoUc, Ca.toria r ellevo* Teething Tronl)Ic». Caitoria cnro« rnt^tlpatlon mid theoffect* of c 't allow any ono tc^j^ Soa that yon get C- A-S-T-O-R-I-A. /I? , ./ C < l!t^V^ Tho fao-*imi3q of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. BEST Blood, Dispels TlxTaitriy Condition. CURES Headache. Liver and Kidneys. Purifies thw the Complexion and For keeping the System In a CURES Constipation; Acts on the fnld<; and Fevers, Beautifies Colds and^he ^ ^.^ ^^ ^ ^ DRUGGISTS ciclity-pare Lincoln Story BOOK eivcn to every •<««•!,:.snr ist. or LINCOLN ,-colnTca. Price 25=. As* your „„„*.," i— ,'K* Co.,F«rt W.^.lt For Sale by W H. Porter. ISABELLA The WicUoil ttx-ym OF SPAIN. y.u-rn Will Probably T!,.cl Ili.r Diiys In lillmlncss. Qui-cn Isabella of Spain, who lost her throne in 1SHS. and who has since then ppontthe greater part of her life in Paris, is threatened with blindness. She is suffering from cataract and is to bo operated upon almost immediately, Fears, however, are entertained with regard to the success of the attempt to yont) restore her sight, for not only is she well advanced in life, but moreover her constitution is undermined by those terrible ailments to which so many of the members of the Spanish branch of the royal house of Kourbon arc heir. •Yllhou"-h her life in the past can scarcely be described as above reproach, yet she is so kind-hearted, so genial, good-natured and fond of pleasure that everybody is sorry for her. fori. the'Cadi/, ex-cook, whom she hrfE.':.$ elevated from the kitchen to of marquis of Loja, senator and ernor general of Madrid. On the resto-.-:.? ration of the monarchy in 3874, Kinrj| Alfonso's first act was to cast his rootn-..,^ or's lover into prison and to exile hilt>| to the Manilla, where the man died. . :.;j \llhongh nearly as old as Queen Vi*-;J tori:!. Queen Isabella still affects great/;f "wearing a. flaring red artificial complexion. wig au£;';>| .lohimy'R School i:.iilo«- Teachcr—Have .von finished position on what little boys should n*»;j.- do in school'.' ^ _ •, .r Little Johnny—Vcs'ra. Teacher—Ko.-wi it. Little Johnny (reading) —"'I bovs, when at school, should not i faces at the teacher; and should study too hard, 'cause it maltcs ncar-siffhtcd; and should not sit Ion" in one position,'cause it i their backs crooked; and should not «»;|| long examples in 'rithmctic, 'cause--ft.^ cses up their pencils too fast.--Goo4:-|>| News. ' • \'m . - - -;>r| ' not HE various rcmedic Kerm.llica.mc oft", and g me perfectly b*WL I HOT SPR I conld cet relief* r. most horrible I dluome, I hud t hundreds -ol dof^ and pbyslclo: 1 my halrcamcout, 1 iUienwcutto EX-Q.UEEX ISABELLA. More sinned against than sinning, .her inoral deficiencies may be said to have been caused by her education and by her unfortunate marriage. To serve selfish political interests of unscrupulous relatives, she was, although a crowned queen, married against her will at fifteen to Prince Francis of Bourbon, who was not only a dwarf, but was also officially and medically declared at the time unfit for matrimony. Queen Isabellas relatives had counted that, on the strength of this, she would have no children, and would leave the succession to her throne clear for her younger sister, married to the duke de Montpensier. Queen Isabella, however, disappointed these expectations, and gave birth to a family of no lessiliaa five children. The eldest daughter, now Princess Isabella, widow of the royal suicide. Count Girgenti, is known to this day in Madrid as the "Herring Girl," owing to the fact that her father is supposed'ta have been a good-looking fisherman, who had attracted the queen's noucc j. at a seaside resort, while the paternity ' of the late King Alfonso was attributed to her majesty's American dentist. 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