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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, March 8, 1895
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/ f / y , Notice to Cootractorg Sealtd proposal t will be received bj the Common Council at he oflke of ihe Cl » Clerk. on to 12 o'clock noon, of April 15i&, i8to. 'or pavlnfrwlthcrmenttlie sldewulk In front uland abutting wimt l< Known aiUhw CommoJorn Bar- n«ttproi>enrontheDonhsid«or CuwiH-e ttteet In the (Iiyof L<>#ii>sport, i us coQ'ity, Indians, according to tu» oid'.niincex of the Cltj of Logansport und accordlnntu prollle, plans and •ptciilcatloin on file In tbe ofllce or the City Civil Krittmeer, piono»ala mu.it be slen.il and IndoiMHi In ii xwilwl envelope iiiarn«I. "Proposals for cuneut walk on i'awnee stre-t" ana ndUrtwo- to tttf City (jlrrk. The f ucvepi'fal bidder will required to execute contract and give bondto the approval of the Council 'or dolnK ihe work. The i.'oinraon Council rese;ves the right to n-Ject any and nil bi<1». JOHN B. WINTCRS. City Cleric. Logan.iporr., irm Marh 7.18W, Privy Vaults and Cess Pool*. Be It nnialnt'd b) the. Major und Common Council of uie Ci-y of i,OKiuixt>ori. Indiana, tidcil'Hi I— Tniu privy vaults and Ors. pools, and the continuation or privy vhuits und cow pools In • Utbxt.uri ott ecltrof LOwmsp. rtljlntcwei-t of Klfth stixjc mirt between the, W'a'ia.")! «nd » 1 rivers Uo und the .»arne ute h«rubf Ueclaiecl to be . Section n-JTvery ouner or r«il entail: within 'he territory Ureturlbeil In Seuilon (jnnor this ordinance la nwn-by require'! und ordered to thoroughly clean out. disinfect »hd iibundun all privy vau.ts Hml wan pool,* now located on the iiremlses of such wild dWiiHr. unles.- .such privy v«uiL* and cfiW pools »re properly connected, at tn« fnkliiBOKei-t o^ this ordiiiHii-f with tfcn fewer .ijsieiu of said city; provided, that »ny men ovnfror owners, who ims upon t,|M «;i!ii prein si's any 1-1 Ivy vault or vaTill.s • rce^s pi.ol onvss piuls which are nW proierly connected wltliailil SI-WIT .MSC-ITI «' all have lnreo(,'i ill' /ithN f:oin tl-, me t-f lhn:ili.ss- Wje of tliK ii ill linen In wlilun tr> make Midi con nectX>Ks;iinil prii'UJed runner, Unit the owners (if ) renl r-slH. u In WHIPPLNG POST. The Gerry Bill the Beginning of a National Crusade. Vlcwi of Hnm»iDlt«rl»ni—Wby Thry Think the Pillory *nd the Stock* Arc Destined to Become Familiar Throughout the Republic. ICOPTHSCHT. 1895.1 No propositions of a nature have aroused more interest than the ones lor which Commodore j Elbridge T. Gerry, New York's famous j yachtsman, humanitarian and society leader, has just become sponsor, and • which is nothing more nor less than the establishment of the whipping post I In the Empire state. Wife beaters are j the malefactors signaled out in par- | ticnlar as the target for the statutory fusillade. The state legislature in March begins a series of hearings accorded by special resolution to the advocates of the measure. There seems to be every prospect of its final passage. Gov. Morton is understood to have no objections to the idea as an experiment. Yet it should not be thought that this whipping post proposition is intended as a local measure simply. The Gerry society has long contemplated an agitation national in scope, the end of which is the extermination of the wife-beater. Inhuman and barbarous, ii icons, ™c are told, to destroy all santlments of humanity and to brutali/.p us by familiarity with this degrading form of suffering. Exactly. Xowwivcs arc beaten daily, by ruffianly hnsbamls, and we find that no ordinary form of punishment avails to wipe out the evil. Here, then, we have the very condition against which the opponents of the whipping post complain. Clearly, then.it behooves us to end this speedily as possible. It can be ended only, we think, by giving these malefactors a tnste of thuir own medicine. We deny that the whipping post tends tp degrade or brutalize any community. It is tho crime punished by the pillory that is the brutalizing influence. We are assured that it is riot consideration for the criminal which prompts opposition to the pillory. It is dread that the community will deteriorate in altruism ns a result of the spectacles afforded by legalized chas- 1 tisement. These arguments, which are i advanced in the best faith and from the highest motives, 1 am sure, do not regard the brutalizing-influence of that , .Uv'il^Sr^r^S IK j The stocks and pillory, after long relc- M\1 -tre-l ornlli-y ii|»in Hln-li Mild rn-i^ cs iiii> j gation to the-domain of obsolete tilings, ni»m ttln- b Mild abuts, a 1 e not required to nliandiin their ssild crvyviinlt ami ce s pi o!» IHI mid i Mills* s, iinill R:I)I| wnler (iixliix art- extend- il at; UK >ald streets or a, 1 1- js. Im ilmll el«i i ttin Siuue oui and proper 1 )' iiHn!>c-t the sanie. 8ecuo:i »--iNn sew-r shall be tapped, or connection nw therewith by liny person until sm-h pcr.-on shiill hue o mined the written p-imli nf theclt,) cl'-ll en^ino-r iui"coiiiPllMi with MIB rv-- (jUlrenii-nts nf K^-crdlniHK'eh uf tin: cJty fo t"e reKulatl n i,f dl|.'(;lnti up streets and alleys mid . BO'tlon ,|--Any'iind till persons r>r eorjionitlo s violating iiny of tlie jirnvNli'iM of i Ms unllnanc'-, shiill for e. eh utleiise. upon convict on iherer.f, lot felt a- il puy ty ilii-KT.i of l,oi;;iii-l>' r .iinysum not less than Tun JJullnrs nov inure ihan l-'lt'lf Dollars. Section /» — This otdlmnee slr.-ll Iw In fon-o from end after Its [Mssi-j;e and publk-ntlnn In a dally iiewM,iijH*r pi.lillshed in said city lurtwo woeks. once each week I Adapt d MUICH i.nii, \yy>. I , tiv.o. f. MCKKK, 11,'iyor. I Attest:— JCIIN B. WINTKIIS, Ci y Clork. F PERSONAL AND LITERARY. —E. M. Johnson, a Kentucky magistrate, doesn't fool away iviiy time in marrying couples that corac before him. I lure is his jformnLii: "W've met here to p'rform the sacred rites of mat'tnony, ,loin hands. Do yon take man your lawful husband? Take woman be wife? Dismissed. —Mark Twain has settled down in 1'aris, but his heart still beats warmly for his native land. Talking about wit, he tells the Parisian interviewers that Thomas liuiley Aidrich had said 1,500, if not 15,000, things as, brilliant as the things Talleyrand said, and •vfhicli are Inbclfd "French wit." —Ex-Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, i.s retained in a number of cases now pending before the United States courts, involving questions of jyeat public interest, including the Sugar- trust cases, the ineomu-ta.v contention nnd the construction of the long and short-haul clause in the inter-state commerce law. —Ctisimir-l'crier's mother, a .well- preserved lady of eighty years, takes a very active interest in French politics. She hus been closely connected with therlcuding events in France for several geaeratious and her mind is stored with fuels and incidents of great value to the historian. -She disapproved of her son's resignation. —George Jniiess sometimes worked fifteen hours :i day witli his brush. He usually .stood ns lie painted, and he worked as the. humor seixcd him on the dozen or more canvasses in his stutlio, going from one to another with palette and maulstick. The-painter was fond of walking. lie liked to smoke, and , on occasions he did not disdain the i ^flowing bowl. I —Stanley J, Weyman, the novelist, j ' practiced hi London ns a barrister for about ten years, and with fair success. He never really liked his profession, however, and was a poor speaker. Mr. Weyman writes slowly. He considers n thousand words a day sufficient. He hunts once a week during the season, is uu unmarried man, and lives with his mother and sister. —Joseph Bertrand, the French mathematician, who recently celebrated his golden wedding, rescued his wife froui death in the great railroad accidenton the Paris-Versailles' railroad iu 18-14. She was the wife of Admiral Dumont D'Urvillo, who wtis killed in the accident. This was the admiral who brought the Venus of MHo to France, and who three times circumnavigated the earth. —Kntc Cha.se Sprague bus been left destitute by the forced sale of her old home. She has nothiug but her wardrobe' that she can call her own, and that has not been replenished for two years, white she is in debt to friends for small sums of money advanced to her. Her decline within thirty years from affluence and the highest social position fijlmost to actual want is the direst of misfortunes. ' —Gen. Thomas Hyde, of Bath. Me., hns just received an autograph letter from Air. Gladstone in regard to the former's translation of the "Odes of Horace," upon which ho has been for a considerable period eujraged. The gen- er»l praised Gladstone's work in the same itUrection, «»nd the Grand Old promise to become again familiar objects. The commodore has received unexpected support in this new crusade of his. From every state in the union have come resolutions by humane societies •expressing 1 hearty sympathy with the object of the bill. In spite of the experience of the little state of Delaware, which has maintained a whipping post from colonial days, the country knows nothing of the operations of :tn institution which is a return to the methods of our ancestors. Whipping in the colonies, according to our chroniclers, was a very familiar mode of penal correction. New England particularly favored it, the less heinous offenses against society being visited by the lash with inflexibility rather than severity. The stocks, the pillory and the whipping- post were things as commonplace as bread and butter. In Massachusetts whipping was da'ily practiced, but Commodore Gerry, of it heresy, after the good old Bay state fashion. -In the stanch commonwealth of John Adams it was found that fines and imprijonment were inoperative as a preventive of various minor offenses. This is the very argument employed by Commodore Gerry in support of this proposition of his. Whipping was the usual punishment for Quakers in New 'England without INTEAMCKAL TRANSIT. Berlin's Facilities Are Inadequate and Old-Fashioned. Cheap Cab Far«« In the lit-r ran n Capital- Hew L Road Which Slay Kcvoiu- ttoalzo Crbun Truiisportu- tlon Everywhere[Special n«rl!u (Germany) Letter-] Among those things which, accord ing to an American standard, are stil lacking to make Berlin a metropolis in the full sense of the word, more rapic intramural transportation stands at the head. It is true that the present mean; of locomotion are more ample and di versified than is the case in either Paris, or Vienna. But, then, Berlin prides herself on her go-ahead spirit anc looks with a fine admixture of scornful pity upon those other great cities o: the European continent, accusing thcrr of being slower and less progressive in every respect. It is true that Berlin's fiacre '(here called droschke) is both THR WIPE HKAT,KK tilCFOT.F. Till: JUSTICE, illegal becitingnowon the uicrcii.se. That is tho bunting we must put an f:cd to in the principle of fighting for peace when it is necessary." The commodore d'ul r..ot determine to champion the whipping post without first mailing a thorough study of the subject, lie found that the ill treatment of women is on the incrcnso as a consequence of tlie practical immunity enjoyed by these malefactors. There is practically no legal way of getting at them. Nor does '..lie commodore propose any half-way measures. Lie would pillory a wife beater whether he course, does not propose to employ i Dl i a pauper or a millionaire. In his ns a theological argument against opinion wife beating is a opinion wife beating is a prolific source of the destruction of family life. The children in a home whore it is practiced ar« utterly demoralized. They can respect neither father nor mother. The commodore does not find wife beating practiced in the households of t,he respectable poor. It is surprising to Cud that men of means and even of influence- are found who beat their wives habitually. If the bill becomes WHAT WE MAT TET SHE. distinction of age or sex, and here again the commoflore makes a variation on the ancient plan, for only men will be placed in his pillory. Men and women were tied to the cat's tail, in what Howard Pyle calls "those days," and scourged from town to town. Now they will be scourged in prison. Nor will the new scourging be as drastic as that of former times was. For women were driven through several settlements in the fin clc siecle of the seventeen hundred years, receiving, ten lashes at intervals on their bared backs, "though the weather was biting 1 cold and the snow deep," Atone place two bystanders, expressing S3'mpathy for. the poor women,..were put into the stock to suppress their ardor. Nay, we read that in Cambridge, Mass., a woin- ' an sLxtv-Sve years of age was cast into jail without food and with nothing to lie upon. This was her preparation for the agony of the scourge. A friend brought her some milk, when he -was fined and put into the same jail. This old woman was whipped through three towns. It seems she was a mother-in- law. Now numerous efforts are making to head off the commodore's crusade by emulating thrilling accounts of these horrors, and by dwelling upon tae austerities of the Puritanical blue laws. But the numerous advocates of the •whipping post are pointing out that all these needless atrocities will be eliminated from tlie new administration of .this punishment. Much importance is attached by the humane a law there may be general astonish- i ment at the character of the culprits. The pillory and stocks will not vary, to any great extent, from the prevalent, patterns of colonial days. There is to be a Qagellator connected with the prisons and punishment will be inflicted by means of a leather thonged whip. The number of strokes will average ten, and they will not be torturing blood-bringing blows, although inflicted on the b?.re back. The idea is that the sting of the whip will effect a citrc by arousing in the mind of the culprit a sense of shame and humiliation. There is to be no great publicity. The object of the bill is to put a stop to wife beating rather than to punish it. ,It would astonish the average man to learn how greatly.the habit of wife beating has increased in recent years. The poliee courts of our large cities.are daOy crowded by maimed and bruised women, who, when they succeed iu having their recreant spouses' punished,, find that a week in jail never suffices to secure them immunity from their degradation. Humanitarian societies throughout the country have grappled vainly with tbe problem for years, and have caused to be collected the opinions of experienced committing magistrates and justices of the peace in all the great cities. The consensus of opinion is that wife -beating is everywhere increasing, and that existing penalties are all very inadequate. i cheaper and rival, and it needs to be seen in order-to be believed that a ride in a second-class droschku (good enough for all practical purposes) for one or two passengers costs but the trilling sum of fifteen cunts. Those a gvaclc higher charge bnt ten cents more—and. mind you. they make money at these rates. There are about :!0,UOO of them in use now. and every one of tht-m is in reasonable demand every day. due in iargu measure to the excellent police regulations which oblige cab drivers to wait at and to return always to a certain public- stand, of which about 0,000 are scattered throughout the town, wherever the public is' likely to want vehicles, so that at ^any time, day or night, a man has but to walk a block or so to find a droschke: But when it comes to the cheaper and still more popular means of locomotion, street cars, suburban steirm cars, 'busses, etc., Berlin isn't "in it" whim compared with London, New York or Chicago. To reach a point two English miles from your home it is often necessary to change cars, requiring two fares, and one has to walk some and then wait some minutes at the stopping places (indicated by an iron pillar with sign affixed) and reaches one's point of destination ' not sooner than within thirty to forty minutes. Elevated roads there are, as yet, none. To muke good this deficiency there are some projects afoot, and two of these will, in the course ,of this year, undoubtedly be realized.' The one is an 'electric elevated (Siemens' system), which has'"boon practically tested in a nmnber of smaller cities and been found fully efficient and desirable. The other, however, is the one which, probably, will be of more interest to Americans and which is both novel and highly original. It is an elevated-electric suspensory system, and its inventor is Eugene Langen, a wealthy engineer mid constructor of Cologne, Only one short line operated according to this system exists thus far. and that runs between Deutz and Cologne, and has there shown itself eminently successful. Here in Berlin the Langen '•£/' road is to run between thu Zoological.garden (the western terminal point of the city), Spital market (central point of Berlin) and Treptow, an eastern suburb. . After professional engineers had investigated this new system of Operation and found it highly satisfac- for Infants and Children. ( OTHERS, Do You Know ** Bateman'a Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, many so-called Soothing Bynips, ••* most remedies for children are composed of opium or morphine ? Do You Know that opium and morphine are stupefying narcotic poisons J Po Yon Know that In most countries druggists aro not pcnuitu.'d to seU naroottoi without labeling them poisons ? Do Ton Know that you should not permit auy medicine to U> given your dJU unless you or you • physician know of what it is composed ? Do Yon Know tbat Gistoria is a. purely vegetable preparation, and that ft list «t Its ingredients is published with every bottle ? Do You Know that Custoria is tie prescription of the famous Dr. &unuel P:tch«c. Tlint it has been in use for nearly thirty years, and tliat mo;e Casto>-iu is now sold th«2 of all other remedies for children combined f Do You Know that the PaU'nt OfUeo Department of the XJci ted States, and «T other countries, ~have~issucd exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and his ;L<sigos to USP tlw WOK! " Castoria " and Its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison offonsc ? Know that one o£ the reasous for granting this government prottviioawmi: '. unisheO for 3£ Ii because Castoria had been proven to be absolutely harmless? Do Yon Know that 35 ftverajjo doses of Castoria nix- cent*, or one cent a dose f Do Ton Know that when possessed ot this perfect preparation, your children be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest f Well, tho»t» thing* are worth knowing. They are facts. The in on •ignfttnre of •wrapper. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. 'A HAND SAW IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TC SHAVE WITH." SAPOLIO IS THE PROPER THING FOR HOUSE-CLEANING. For keeping the System In a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CURES Constipation, Acts on the Liver and Kidneys. Purifies th» Blood, Dispels Colds and Fevers. Beautifies the Complexion and- te Pleasing- and Refreshing to the Taste- SOLO BY ALL DRUGGISTS. *3"A nicely illustrated uifrlity-pnfe Lincoln Story Book iriven to every purchaser of* package of Lincoln Tea. Price 25c. Ask your druireist, or LINCOLN TEA Co., Fort Way ue. !•&• For Sale bv W H. Porter. merits to insure safety nre ronniloia ana dovetail into each other, so that it ivonhl require the breaking- down of four successive kinds of safety apparatus to make an accident possible. The gnu^e is very narrow, but two feet and cig-ht inches, and this and the grcnt height ^ of the girders make it possible that j hardly any li^ht is taken from theabut- • ting: residences and no inconvenience created for traffic below. The girders, too, are attractive in appearance, and this, with the entire absence of smoko or cinders and the lack of the rolling, rumbling noise, otherwise inseparable Berlin municipal council, and a com mittee of ten, a few months ar^o, went out to Cologne and carefully examined all the working's of tTie small road there. The Berlin municipal council, it may be well to remark, is like Cassar's w'.fe —above suspicion—and their rccoin- Man's letter concludes: "I think it a great honor that my poor effort should-: throughout the country to the be noticed from beyond the Atlantic by j before the legislature of the L fellow-laborer, to whom I wish asuc- fess more perfect than my own." no Fan In Vermont. A Vermont woman has been in New York hiiving analyses of hop beer made, and she'says that there is as much alcohol in it as there is in lager beer. On the strength of these anaylscs she is going to.make it interesting for the vender* of bop beer In prohibition Vtr- ,'inont. state. For efforts are being made to legalize the pillory in eight other states, and • the fate-of tlie Gerry bill will settle that of all the others with similar intent. "The very point raised against the introduction of the whipping post,"said Commodore Gerry, when he was asked to give his views on the controversy, "is the one we deem most weighty in its favor. It is pointed out human being is most Little 'Boy—My big sister is gettin' societies ' meaner every, year. This time she over the parlor did that the mistletoe instead Chum—"What difference make to you? Little JJoy—VF'y. every time she got under it she was right up against the key-hole. —Good Sews. HI* Serves Gave the,Lle.. Jimson—lean never put confidence in tbe word of Gimble ugain. Weed—VThy? .' . Jimson—Because be told me that the chat> who plays the cornet in the fourth, floor back is a composer.- , . . , „• . t i from steam roads, do cot make this tory the inventor made =n o^r to the | JM road ln afiv scnso a nuisance> K,-»Htn mnnu'inn.l tTtnncil nnn n PftlYl- L ," .... , . . and will therefore not depreciate tbe value of property fronting on the line. All the same it will, at first, require some courage to acquire the habit of riding in these cars, to overcome the. queer feeling of finding oneself .in a suspended car, held to the rails above one's head by a mechanical arrangement, and apparently on the point of breaking off and tumbling down. The new road will cross the Spree at a number of points, also Spree canals, avenues and parks. The cars are to be fitted up luxuriously, and the fare for a short distance ride is to b# two and a half cents, doubling at distances of two English miles and over. There will be no conductors or guides on the trains, as the fares will be paid and questions answered at the point of embarkation. The velocity of the trains is easily regulated, and is to average fifteen miles per hour. TVoLF vox SCHTEKBRAXD. HUMOROUS. As a regiment ot soldiers was on too ro:irch to Gettysburg, some, of thesol- dicrs stepped out of the ranks and confiscated a couple .of geese, and one'af the drummersunheaded his instrument and put the captured "birds in tbedrum.' Shortly afterward the colonel, rode along, and. noticing tlie boy, -said. sharply: "Why don't you i>cat that drum?'' "Colonel," said the dnirnmo^ mysteriously: "I want to speak to you."" The colonel drew still closer, and, bending down his head, said: ""W-cTL, -wbA ; have you to sa.y?" The drummer wW»- pcred: "Colonel, I've got a couple "•( geese in here." The colonel straig-TK- encd up and gravely said: "Well, •you're sick and can't play, you needrCC*" The colonel had roast goose that nitfhi- SntUCTTJBE PROPOSED FOE BERLIN. .T mendation of the system Langen meant in itself a great deal The chances are at present that the new road *vill be built to be in readiness for the greatly increased traffic in 1SOC, during the continuance of the Berlin industrial exposition. The chief advantages which this projected road will possess are its absolute safetv, itsarchitecturallyand handsome ori"Tnkl construction, and . tbe STnall' snace it will, occupy. Ihe arrange- ia the character- R EAL MERIT istic -of Hood's Sarsaparilla. It cures even after other preparations £uL Get Hood's and ONLY HOOD'S. I could get relief nmwt horrible b _ -_ hundred ol tryi«F~v»rious" remedies and . pbydclnta. fincerWlscamo on; and my lmirca»coiit, ] iDg me perfectly balU. 1 then wcut to HOT SPRINGS but very won became disgusted, and docidoafc try S.S.S. The effect van truly wonderful. Tit commenced to recov«.n.ftc'r ulting tho firM bo£ tJe, ind by the timol%- ' '- '-—•-•-• wan entirely cured;*:.,, cured byS.S.S.wbontbi: world-rfnowncd Hot Bprinra bid tolled. • WM. S. UK)JUS, Shreveport, La. Oar book on tbe Dl«««»o »nd it« i r«i t SWIFT SPECIFIC CO- J A LADY'S TOILET —Very Likely;—Be—"What -would you do if you were to lose me?" She— "Lose myself in another."—Detroit Free Press. —"De man dat's constantly slingin' mudathis neighbors," said Uncle Eben, "doan" nebbah put no ashes on his slippery, sidewalk."—Washington Star. —"In your new story what made you put in the chapter on-pirates, with a.ll the awful profanity?'' "I had jnst bought a fountain pen."—Los Angeles Times. —"Pride." said Uncle Eben. "rim tcr de chilliin whut bakin' powdah am ter cookin". Yob can't raise 'era right wif- out it. but too much am g-wine to spile f enj sho'."—Washington Star. —"1 wonder why be married her?" "As a bargain, I suppose, on account of her ajre." '"Her age?" Yes: it is twenty-eight, marked down from thir- "—Indianapolis Journal- Is not couiplete without an ideal POMPLEXIOU || POWDEFt. 11^ PGZZONPS Combines every element ofJ beauty and purity. It is bezvrti-'l fyinjj, soothing, healing, hcaltk-, ful, ai"^ harmless, and whec. > rightly used is invisible. A. mosi * | delicate and desirable protectsorj to the face in this climate.

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