Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on July 17, 1896 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, July 17, 1896
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ICua- . Ship. ilnbow"— , ,Js.-\vhat woman Jlpody, knows; .but^that Y: Inexorable, prescribes i-ll Vdrcss" Herself under esi few'ore aware. Wom- elf out in silks/ satins, all the gay, concoctions of but the ."dressing" of a Unit- man-of-war is confined to_ the "Old Glory," for Uncle Sam'l-out his ships with bunting only *d,- white and thj blue. Indeed, hsing one of thTinSfcra tultle'shTp? jcrubers is not nearly soeffWtive now p .In the days of the lihe-of-battle ships, jWr gates, corvettes, etc., with their tall jrftkmg spars; military masts do not * 11 l ?° Sallle opportunities. All these bits of bunting have a practical use; nothing is ever kept on board a man-of-wn.r without there being 1 a | spcc.nl reason for it. The number of pennants, flags, ensigns, etc., that The penhtfnt'. iai .the personai'iflng'.of? the^ship's ebmmiuidiiig officer^ i^dicati. ing his rnnk;,..T.he pcnnairt of an cfflij'er below the rank of commodore is known in the navy -as the "coachwliip."; It^i n long, narrow, triangular banner, made up,of a..solid blue flelrl with 13..white stars; ending in two triangular, stripes: one red and th&other'blue. The homebound-pennant, 'With'-; which 'United States ships sometimes come into this harbor,' is from 200 to 300 feet long, 1TV- ing out over the masts;.nnd riding the water on a bladder, so as not to trail in the sea; The-etiquette of the peh- Jiant is l>s rig-id,us any right of prece- •denco at court; whencvni 1 nn gfficer superior in rank to tiie PonTniamliuf'offt- jcer lx>ards-jv £nnn-of-wnr down oomes tho captain's penna.nl and up goes the visitor's in its place; a.nd there it re- jnjiins until the ranking officer takes his leave. ' ' . If there are several officers of the same rank in port with their ships, the ranking officer flies a- blue pennant^ the next in rank red, and the .-junior white. The commodore's pennant IK known as the "swallow tail" (a nick name'which American, naval, vessel carries-runs into Describes its shape), and-ha.? one white the hundreds. She must be provided for f ' fllr - H . is ' in c . ommon usc :ls ^e house 1 ^"""L* 1 ! 0 an . d in t"national • signaling, olumbia J-..WORLD . )f Columbia, and Htrt- * COll-uiton «ny Colum- i»,,u» Tor two 3-cent CO. » Hartford; Conn, j»» in almost every i know. •—». IBS. 28. San- > all points Hi fyf Le»v» with flags of every nation in the world, with all the bunting needed not only for everyday duty, but for every emergency thnt is likoly.tp occur." The signal quartermaster'.italic custodian of all -.tic flag's and bakers on board a man-of-war. n.ud it isf'to him that his commanding officer IcMc.s for the good | condition of his ship'rb'unting. . The largest flag- u<ed by the American navy is 30 feed long by l!) feet hoist, this latter very excessive word meaning- the width of *o fla.fr.- In a flag of these dimensions!;'the "union" is 14.4 feet by 10.2 fecfc"' This flag- flies only in fine weather,*™! is•thetKinnur.-which holds the pluc»*f honor^elar all ortver national fin"'3.:'iii ^"""-^ i-.s,.—ifMi-i flag of yacht .and clubs, The rear admiral's pennant is of the .snrac shape, but with two stars. The secretary of tho na.vy's flag has n blue field with two white crossed anchors, and the assistant secretary of. the navy's .is Ihe same w.ith the coiors re- vc-rsod. These pennants, fly night and dny in all weathers—therrightpen-nant, which goes up «.t sunset, being-the samel as tho -one used during the day. that it issomewhfttsmaller. • to be p.e.nna.nts for.the : imcl vice iulinini.1, longer exist, in out of use. ^^—before tJiaiSPnthese banners give wny t'sf flag, the stare and . , !w1 , miraj cse grades no ftai.t, a.t, the main. a man-of-war is on a foreign Rly 4:45pm un lm.. 6:45am _j on Sunday, between Indl-. I at Bloomlng- •ifect. connection efivlrig in Kan»a« m, connecting dl- nver, San Frani',Win. Free reclining kJiand Missouri river f, connect at Tlpton ( for Sandusky, Peorla id west. • a general Information ticket agent, I*. BT 1 *- r C. P. Dally, general Indianapolis. M&>' : pP- fib*""-* '.fi; i' t V ~VX to 111="- -f-kOIST THE EN91GN. BREAK THE PENNANT." point ft cw!>ai«"» *£ s^.WSMfT 4 inner t 8*0 » m t ! 4?4SSU::iS;i" IsASSSft: §|« 'wfcSlKil ilg WEBT BOUND, Bt' iruls'llmlt'ca'dallj, "old »o '.Fa»iTM..I) UK*, -oil »» * 2 N Y. * Boston Um d ilalljT '< 8&saffM4fS «£ocS «••«<»*• dlUly ". f ' KEL RIVBB DT ..' WEST BO T So 85 srrlve .'»•• •" 8oS7»irlve.:. P ~ - ' ' ^..-^EABT _ '"' N V '-w,'iV'"" vn npon-'icuster Sunday, .when, ather I« flue, «!»«• shi P is **&•**• in bet best trim. When it snow.br blows "half a^gale" ., flac- is^fiowli. Ensign J-o. 2 is t by H- 35 feet - nnd the union bv 7 73' Nos. 3, 4 and 5 are still v the Matter being- the storm mcaw««« only. 0.75 feet by 5.4 d ^tbe union is 3.9 feet by 2.7C. ^vv-fnd or.radn oV sleeVaml cns all the rough weather that the .St floats over chancea to encounter. 0 which ia the smallest ensign n use, is ,the boat flag; this r 5.5: feet by 2.0 feet, ondite L 2 ' feet by 1.2 feet. When there man-of-war in., the harbor this is ! seen floating over the gig, or ; taking the officers ashore, boat loads of fair visitors fcarrvinff Doul ' *^ auri "' " v •— r [he polished decks of the New York, ladelphin. San Francisco, Baltimore •harleston.asthecaseranybe. r-h. United States navy does not inirfocture its owi. bunting, but buys cloth and 'wakes it up into ensigns, ,nants and flags at what landsmen [Ithe Brooklyn navyyards-thesailor i it only as the. New York navy The bun-ting is thoroughly tested ,r color'by well established methods, tfi the tensile strength tried by special iaibinerv. but ns nil bunting varies ^avoidably in-quality, toihe ensigns laveor much better than others altliough. txTX>sed to no harder usage. One cftrdi- .nal'role of navy discipline is never to let Jack be idle;, nnd whenever rent or . is discovered in the ship's dress, Tack'"squnts" on deck and darns away nt his sweetheart's finery ns deftly ns nuv housewife vorks at hers. As -the 1 ensign declares the nationality **" "ie- ship it floats over, it is displayed ,'e' harbor, but never at sea, except-, of course, .upon the approach of a j-of-war of our own or a, foreign It fliee.,either ; frbm tlie peak, or ffi on the aftermost,, or from n •stafl astern, and is hoisted everj' ming at eight, o'clock with befitting jmonies. If the vessel is a.flagship plays,.the marines'",music of jinJ drum is sounded, and every- .Jicei nft nnd uncovers in honor of irs-and stripes. This is undoubt- Jie prettiest cereinony.on board i-of-war. The 1 music at'the hoist^.the, »nsi"gn li-the "Star Spangled rt r;" at the lowering,-which takes ie.'at -sunset; -it; is. "Hail Columbia," '»' at. anchor anfl in first-claw trim. station, and special honor is intended to. the power whose guest the vessel is, the .ship is dressed in what the sailor calls the "raj-nbow," which is a continuous, line of flags going over all the masts nnd descending to the water's edge^at bow and stern. The stars and stripes' float'from each masthead except the main, where the ship, displays the flag of the country to which itis intended to show respect. When a new commanding officer takes charge of a ship, if the vessel lias been out, of commission, the commandant of the navy yard hands over the vessel to its f uture'commaaider. The entire crew is mustered on deck, there is music, the executive officer of the'ship'gives the order: "Hoist tho ejisign, break the pen-, nant," the stars and. stripes float aloft, nrid the pennant rises, the latter ncrer to come down until the commanding officer: ceases to command the ship. If he dies'at sea, all flags are dismasted as the body, is" dropped into the waves; a.nd'a salute of as many minute guiis as the deceased officer was entitled to in life is given'. If the vessel.forms part of-a .fleet, division or squadron, the flring:is done by t;he flagship. As. the last gun is fi'rcd'thCipersonal.flagof the dead offl- ce'r is hauled down. \Vhenaconimander dies in port his pennant is haU-masted until sunset of the day.on which tflie funeral services are held; when the body is Rent ashore, all the.men-of-wnr present hn.lf-hnst .their..flogs. ^ ' Here is the official description of the nationVflag:" '"•'.- "Ennl^ns shall have 13 horizontal'utrlpcn. of coual breadth, alternately red and white beglnninB with the red. In the upper quarter, next to the head of tho ensign, la the .union, composed of a number ol • white" rtard-equal to the liumJier of states, 'on a blue field, four-tenths the entire lenpth : of -the ensign, extending as far 06wn aa-*he.lower edge of;-.the fourth rea stripe Jrom the head. The whole depth or holPt of the ensign shall be ten-nlneteenthii •of ItsTwhole.length or fly.•: '•:. ; , ,/' 'Vnion • lacks Shall be ,the same In. dl- '•meh.tlan* and have tKe'same number of. 1 stars an the '.union.of the ensign. : "To : comply, with :the proyislona of Sec tlon J792. of', the : revised Btatutes of .the 'United'•8ttft«s 1 :'the"iinlon .of the national ' enBlgn'.'-vid'i th«,.,unlon, jack: used by the naval" Bervloe-Bhall,' on: and' ifter, : July 4, JW)B.'contain 4S stars, 'arranged In six rows; the .nrst,ithlrd : and.flfth,roW8 to have eight stars,, and i,he -second,;fourth, and. sixth rows to liayerBeyen stars,'as follows.: ~ . -... was v?" 1 *- ,Houu Mystery- no longer surr- ist-ime 'committed in the wooi cennes, neiir Paris-, Franco, ,'i affair. is_made_.iriore_t)-iig-ic by ti cide of tLTprTneipaJ actor Iji'th ber drama. The dead bo<ly of man of _17 wns Igimd in a pluoo the Plateau Je Gl-nvello. The was identiiiod ns' Eug-ene Vasseur, r> • waiter.. He had bctfi sTrnngiwi, a.n'" it was supposed by t-hc j)olice, aflt'r the i £SUilU?,$ii 0 ,B. 0 ^ tne ' 30c b'i that the crime iad been"cornmittC(l'Cy two person^ This proves to be true lu tb'e "irnajn, for it now turns out that, ihS youth •was murdered" by h{s""6Tvn father, who jsisted by^ 'n. j^lative mjmed i r, WheiT the crimo"\vas discovered the latter, wllo acted'as a clerk In the employ of the' Orleans Railway company, imparted to the police-information concerning- the strangled youth, who wa« his cousin. He was not,' however, -suspected until the detectives : heard from a, boy named Bouton that ': Vasseur was in the habit of going f re:- ,-quent.ly to a small square or garden, in the Hue Lafayette, where he received 'money from a relative.^.'CWs''place is not very far .from t^ijjjlch- office of the Orleans line, inx^^TUie de Lonflres, where BouehplilWorked. The police accord ing-ljj^*|jegan to watch the latter, led in tracing his move^ at the period of the crime. In the result he was arrested, nnd when medically examined at the depot a cut wrts seen on his left hand. This he attributed to a bite from his dog, but a is family knew nothing about the matter. Subsequently his wife told the police that her husband, overcome with anxiety and terror, informed her that ae had assisted Vasseur in killing- Eu- pene, the father being desirous of getting rid of one who was a disgrace to the' family owing- to his depraved hab-. its. Boucher, having- been told at the depot that his wife had communicated ais terrible secret to the head of the 0 r * ^ THROTTLED BT : HIS FATHER. . criminal investigation- department, at once made a clean breast, of the matter and described how the crime was carried out, Ile'said that he frequently met the boy, who was loathed by his father, and supplied him with money, and that he recently lusked Vasseur, senior, for a.loan of 3,000 francs, which was to be given to him on condition that he helped to get Eugene out of the way. Be agreed .to this, and promised to entice the lad to the Plateau de Gravelle, in the. Bois de Vincennes, where the father was hiding among some trees. Young Vasseur was led to the appointed place, and hardly bad he arrived there when his father flew at him like a tiger and throttled him. The lad cried for help, and Boucher reali/.ing. as he said, that his own safety was imperiled, assisted in the strangulation. He was bit by Eugene in the Wt hand, and withdrew for a few: moments to wipe the blood away with some- : grass. When he returned the lad was dead, nnd old, Vasseur then dragged the body into a copse, hiding it there. This confession having been made, Vasseur wns examined and .admitted his'guilt. Hemaintaioed that he had been, nn honest nin.ti all his lifetime, nnd lamented -that In his 50th year he was in .the -.hands of justice for having done awny with a scoundrel who was a-disgrace to his family. • 'Vasseur is n short, stout man, and was disliked in the Faubourg Saint- Denis district, whwe he managed a small tavern, owing to'his violent character. He was to have been taken with Boucher to 1 the. .morgue., in order.to be brought before t.he dead body of his son, but during the night he committed Kuieide by jumping out of the window of the room in which he was confined. While one of the policemen in charge of the mn.n ,wa,s dozing and the other- was .engnged.,in drawing up a report, the prisoner rushed to the window . and lenped.out of it head foremost. He fell'with Vhe'o-vy thud on'the flags beneath lintl '.broke his skull. Boucher wns- taken- to the morgue, and when confronted --with .the/body of .young Vasseur. - : he -begged- on . his knees' to be,-removed from the place. He declared .'that.,be had only token n small part'iiV.the'' murder of the young fel- ''io'.v.. whW father had, lie said, straji- ' plwl him". Mme: Boucher,' who had also been • arrested -on suspicion, was set ,Rt liberty, but she was detained nt the pnlais in .order;to,.answer, questions '.to.n.ehirig.'.'the legitimacy of the, mur- "'-—^ -y 0 u tu ,' ;•;• -.- ;-'-,- • '..'_.' ... A Persian r.egitn<nt on the march Is "•'n'- strange'••pectacle.' 'Every'three.sol- t!i.ers linve a donkey,- for thei-e is : neither .btigfi-'ajre: train nor cominissariat. . On this tlriifkey, is-placed .the worldy-wealth. ''f--its proprietors a-nd their musketsi -;ir)cca.;!ioflnjly the, veiled ...wife 'of-a-."?!•:"| : iflr iK'Stvidesthe beost. .'._.•„•. ..',. BARGAIN] $i Expenses." \ -.IF. i * "v A woman knows\what a, really is. She knows better taan a. maa. "BATTLE AX" is selected every tim^ by wives who buy/tobacco "for their hus^ bands. They select it because it is an honest bargain. It is the biggest la size, the smallest in price, and the best in quality. The 5 cent piece is almost as large as the JO cent piece of other higa grade brands. BE'QT'-'IN THE aepn th. Syat.m In a Healthy Condiyon.• CURES Constipation, Act. on th«J-lvar * n< Blood. Dispels Colds and Fever*. Be.utlfla. to the Ta«t«. Sot i packafe of Lincoln Tea. For Sale by B; F. KBBSL1NO. SLEEP IN COFFINS. Peculiar Rule* Governing tl»« Htranffe Canadian Sect. In all the. world, probably, there is no body of religious enthusiasts whose regimen is so severe as thatof the Aubians,. of Montreal. Deprived of every suggestion of comfort, they sleep nt night, cot in beds, even of the hardest sort; not on a pallet of straw, not even on a, bare board, such i:s pious moiiks of the middle ages used, but in coffins, narrow and grim nnd black. These grewsoinc resting- places are not cushioned or even lined, and year in and year out the devotees occupy them, for the betterment of their souls and a more thorough forgetting of the vanities of the world. They subsist upon bread and water, and. to vary the weird monotony of such. "QUEER SORT'OF A 1 BED. living, they spend' hours each day bent "n prayer, about an altar in a darkened ehapftf, their necks laden with chains of .great .weight. The austerities prescribed by. tho rules even of the Carmelite nuns ore trivial compared with what these women undergo. . ,' This'stran^cstof religious companies was founded'by a Dr. Jacques, a graduate of the Victorian school of medicine. Years ng-o. when the smallpox epidemic killed-off hundreds of the people of Montreal, Dr. Jacques had among his 1,500 patients the family of Aubin. : They were persons of. pood social standing, soys, the New York Journal, but after the disappearance of the smnll- they set -about the .fulfilment of pox pox . vows' they had made during sickness. Father, mother and five daughters, they withdrew ent?rely from the world, and live now in .the house of Dr. Jacques. who is the head of the.^company. , The upper floor of the house is divided into rooms, or veils,.' "bare -of carpets or of >urhiturei save the ,tinsig;htly coffins, - ' i- wash^ , Jajn -unp^^ted tables and' ti jkasiTiB '.,'- There is not a.B)iig]e,article of '•k et j ( ] m (f or ofiraiment;and.no.ornajnen- sh»ekj»« 'sir*!*': ; \vhe ....... ..• -.. \- tation except the images,' prayer is said... • ' , •The prime motive of theiei to intercede for the souls of.' ters of' the!' -world ; . whom des thrown in.the way:of tei when the social seaiwn .«»>^—» -----parties, balls and f<isttTB]6i|,fll« in 2™$" ress, when-, the woAiftnes to .them,? from the outside wofla'that therspirtt of carnival ;is. abrpail and temptatioa , and danger go hand'to hand .to waylay, and destroy the soulaiifinen and worn-}', en, then, in,.the Auli&vhousehpld, a|I the rigors tfnd deprivattwis'-of-monas^j life are redoubled 'taSf, fte-cloister^i. ' family, vritii.i-their'.Tewned ,—,- ., ^, Dr. Jacques, fast init^ltony and sp™; hours of each dny, uprill their knees* ureen't prayer, thelii aecte w ei B b *^ with the heavy oxKihU.ns. .^ " nlfi gerated token" of' hul^lliiy abasement.; Even :-""^'-"-' Canadian winter; their cells. Among the four. .,_„, the olive and thafyew—both ereiH.-; ns. The nioximom;ig* of'<3>e foH • 2,000 .years, jwd.of th«J greens, mer is • • • N«w Cie for . . "I sold a aaaa'psffof earaufls tto , " ' 'in »d*. & ftvrf) other day," said a-:'fiarnJ«h' D ff salesman to a custoniSgP'bo was aslanff; him some cjuQstioD^abo.ut the-~businftM» "We sell more of-'leDii-^bods o'u't of-§«*• son the year round ti : people^.wbsaio going to strange places, but that-W"«the first pair of ear.mnffs I ever sold ia summer, and I nsked this ff enU J^* a ^'incidentally, if be wai land, and be said no; pod.'cm and wear 'enr', children were playing. Mrs, Anna Gage, wife of EI-. Dptyfcfflarslial, a Columbut, jtw^ ityn ^ -'-' jfV«I was deliver** TWINS ^» than SO min- with •?$. ' '.'*?'.5 -*i^.. ^^^SJK. , ,-

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