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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 22

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, December 11, 1897
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BAKING heaping spoonfuls. Only nW^spoonfukar required-*** CARE OF HOUSE PLANTS. ^ R3 i.-At ihe bejdnnliier of ^ fc j^ ^ter^^b^eT^^Tli^tio^^- "ppelred. L.T. Bla^hard Carried tbelrb.s- S£P He became «*^™^,^& "S SSr NOW. *bo at«™t <o turu hi* from eStote-X-he 1311-8*8 ally tbcrnselves ••-•---- X r Tho BliSSGS HCC1190 I*?- JjlHiivtl.ru ui ., ?£SSS?ES^i' Sued th'fPwhegn « nf the Blanoliarda against Bauton. % U n _rau.u Weldon and that U" killed bis ul """r'„; "ijVn £aw«V^2«.£T?S CHAPTER X. In obedience to the stronger will and the additional fact that Captain Brandon had rescued him from his pursuers, Howard Blanchard submitted at once to his control and followed where he led. Back into the hills they went until it was nearly daylight, when Howard who had been stumbling on behind with feet as heavy as his heart, called "Captain, do you think we are bettering ourselves by this flight?" "You are deceived," replied the captain. "The man who gallops back for re-enforcements when the battle is raging can hardly be said to be retreating. If Louis Kyle is living, I expect to hear from him before the sun goes down." The captain resumed the lead, and descending from the mountain side, •which they had been traversing, entered a valley. This valley narrowed as they went on, the sloping sides rising at a sharper and sharper angle until they became perpendicular and the valley "became a canyon. Through this canyon a thread of clear water flowed, with a splashing and waving that struck Howard to be out of all proportion ro its size. Even tho fall of his own feet and the sound of his voice impressed him as painful exaggerations. The high perpendicular walls or the canyon magnified the sound, the echoes being dashed back and forth till lost in ' ft hoarse murmur far overhead. As they •went on it seemed to Howard as if they •were descending into the bowels of the earth. The narrow strip of blue sky looked like an ethereal river m which the stars were reflected, for bo it, known that in the profound depths that characterize the mountains of the west the stats can bo distinctly seen even when the cloudless sun shines with midsummer fervor in the shy of the upper •world. . "Can we ever get. out. of this place, captain?" asked Howard Blauchard, •when the darkness became so dense that he could hardly nmko out the form of his guide a few yards in the advance. "Yes. Trust to me and keep a good heart,"' replied the captain, without halting or looking back. To pass from the narrow, black cea of a dungeon into the center of an illu- minated'salon in Windsor palace, if suddenly affected, would be a trausfor- matioirthut. would blind the eyes for the time and overwhelm the senses. If alight like tho sun were suddenly to flash in tho high heavens at midnight, people would ignore the phenomenon for the moment in the overwhelming effect upon the senses, yet something like this happened to Howard Blanchard. There was a short torn in the canyon—a turn that revealed what seemed to Howard Blanchard like the door of a mighty furnace filled with molten gold, and in this door tho black form of Captain Brandon stood out like a statue against the sun. "Hold your hand to your eyes for a bit," the captain shouted back, himself getting the example, and Howard obeyed him. After a few minutes the captain called out: „ "Now, open your eyes and come on. This advice was to prepare the young man for the sudden effect of a light that vras natural, but. dazzling on account of the change and the brilliancy of the surrounding snow peaks from which it was reflected. A few yards farther on Howard Blanchard discovered that the canyon terminated in a valley or depression about a quarter of a mile in diameter. Excepting at a point directly opposite to that by which they had entered this remarkable valley was shut in by precipitous walls that rose up for 8,000 feet or more, and here and there detached masses in the form of pinnacles and looking like the mighty ruins of Gothic cathedrals rose for 1,000 feet higher. The stream flowing along the bottom of the canyon by which the two men had entered widened out into an irregular shaped lake a hundred yards wide in its narrowest diameter and flashing like a great mirror in the center of the rock rimmed basin. Hero tiie waters •eemed to rest bef ore rushing on through the opening in the opposite wall, by ^hich avenue they went down to join the sulphur crusted rocks of the wonderful Yellowstone. The late was further fed ty a waterfall that leaped from the summit of the -wall, starting as a band of liquid silver and reaching the bottom a Ttil of iridescent foam- The irregular shape of this valley added not % little to. its beauty. The few fareea nea< the walls,' Hie many' shrubs the lake and the grass carpeting the expanse were of various shades of emerald, each as the eye rested on it, seeming the very perfection of nature's coloring. "Why " exclaimed Howard Blanchard, when he could give utterance to his surprise, "this is wonderful! "The Indians call it 'The Great Spirit's Council'Place,' " said the captain, his face glowing in the soft light that suffused everything about him. • 'And a fitting uame it is. The combined hands of humanity, working through all the ages, could not build so glorious a structure to the honor of the ever living God, "said the enraptured Howard. Captain Brandon, who had been standing bareheaded, replaced his hat and said, "Let us be moving on." As Howard followed him he asked, "Is it not curious that this place is not inhabited?" "It is a place in the belief of the Indians too sacred for man to dwell in. "But white men could have no such feelings." "True White men consider no place sacred that they have not built themselves. Our altars arc sacred m proportion to the art wo lavish^on them. But this temple has a priest." "A priest?" "Yes; a priest as pure and faithful as ever devoted his life to the truth." "Who can he be?" "This," said Captain Brandon, coming to a halt, "is the home of Daniel the Prophet." "Of that remarkable being who came to our aid?" "Yes." "Thochances are he is now a prisoner in Bouton's hands." ' 'No, Howard, the chances are he has reached this place ahead of us." They had come to a halt opposite a series of openings that looked like immense honeycombs cut into the face ot the wall Both heard a noise and bent to listen. From faroff depths they caught the sound of a deep bass voice siu<nu" Howard recognized the air. He had often heard it in tho camp meetings of West Virginia. The words, at first indistinguishable, became plainer and plainer, till he caught the phrases: '•I will call you when the meal is prfc- pared." „ , When the Prophet withdrew, Howard asked Louis Kyle how he reached that place with the Prophet and where his horses were. "Two of my men are guarding the horses in a well grassed valley far up the cliffs. But as to the manner of our reaching here I cannot tell you. I only know that I could not retrace my steps, replied Louis. "Did you not come through the canyon?' ' "No- we entered a cave miles away, it seems to me. We had no lights and had to hold to each other's belts, the Tbi Prophet taking the lead. How he ever made his way through the Stygian labyrinth I cannot explain. But here we are, and only your presence assures me chat we are not in another world.'' _ They washed their hands and faces in the pool and were surprised to find the water quite tepid to the touch and somewhat saline to the taste. In less than, half an hour the Prophet again appeared and called to them to follow bun. He led them into the place where the fire was burning and the grateful aroma of broiimg venison filled the air. On wooden dishes ranged about the altar they found an abundance of cooked meats and delicious trout. They would have set to work eating with western promptness had not the Prophet called out in a solemn voice: "First kneel and let us return thanks." Every man knelt before a dish, so forming a circle about the altar, and the Prophet offered up a prayer, filled with Biblical quotations and startling rhetorical phrases of his own. He had the oood sense not to pray the victuals cold. He brought up suddenly and set an example he would have his guests follow. ' 'Now, mv brethren,'' said the Prophet when the "meal was concluded, "we must have rest. Sleep without .fear, and when the time for action comes I will call you." \ [COSTINUED.] ; * S<wk Sun Saggest* a Plan Tor Currency Reform. The plan of financial reform, suggested by the New York Sun, favors the retirement of national banks. Here is The Sun's plan: The only currency measure which tne administration is likely to press upon congress at its coining session is one repealing the act of May 31, 1878, which authorizes the reissue of the old legal tender notes, whether they come into the treasury by redemption or otherwise; separating the gold redemption reserve from the other funds in the treasury and permitting the reissue of demand notes only against gold deposited for their fvaure redemption. It is doubtful whether a measure of this kind can be passed, but if it can be it will place the issue department of tbe treasury in a position similar to that of the issue department of the Bank of England and deprive the enemies of government paper money of all pretext for denouncing I* „„ o,, "oudlpcs chain" for depleting A stroup mountain is our God, And Tl-.o hills :ire bis footstool. "That is the Prophet," said Howard, awed by the sound and the silent sublimity of his surroundings. "Yes, he comes this way." The words had but passed Captain Brandon's lips when the rhythmic beat- in" of feet could be heard in cadence with the voice. Then the measure changed, and in more joyous tones the words rang out: "I nm Joseph, your brother," ho said, "And still to my lioart nre yon dear. You sold me. You thought I was dcud. But LH)d for your sake sent roo hero. By Lebanon's shadow we stood, The dark cedars rose out 'gainst the sty, When tho gray coat was dappled with blood And the slavu traders came passing by. The Prophet had reached the exit of the cave and stood framed by the rocks and bathed by the golden sunlight "Yonarc here," he cried, "here, as I expected!" And he hastened out and gave a hand to each. "Any news from Louis Kyle?" asked the captain as they followed the Prophet into tho cave. "Follow me and you will see," said the Prophet, still striding ahead. They followed, and as they went on the light became dimmer, but so gradually that they could see the vaulted roof and the supporting stalactitic pillars with the greatest distinctness. Two hundred feet from the entrance the hall widened into a, chamber of such proportions that the f ai-thcr walls were but indistinctly discernible in the '' dim religious light. In the center of this chamber—if such the splendid cathedrallike expanse could be called—a fire burned on what looked to be an altar, and about it the indistinct forms of a number of men could be seen. As the captain and Howard Blanchard neared the fire one of the figures turned and came hastily toward them. It did not need a second glance to discover the handsome face and graceful form of Louis Kyle. "Captain Brandon and Mr. Blanchard," he said in a husky and troubled voice, "I met the Prophet this morning, and he told me all. I did what I could to avert the blow. I never dreamed that you had a traitor in your own camp," "Our case is bad,".replied the captain, still retaining the young man's hand, "and but for you it might, have been worse. Do your companions come to aid us?" ' 'They do. They are my father 5 herders," and there is not one of them, who is not ready to die with me and for me," replied Louis Kyle. ' 'Before another sun rises they will have a chance to prove their devotion." ' 'And vou can trust me that they-will not be "found wanting," responded Louis. "Come, my friends," said the Prophet, "before doing more you must eat and rest Of old the faithful lived in caves, but it is no place recorded that they lived without food. Come with me and bathe. Nature has made ample provision here." He led them into a smaller apart- ArtJGcial Flowers. Tho artificial flower trade, in which thousands of women and girls are employed both in London and Paris, is on the eve of being revolutionized, so says Cassell's Family Magazine. Hitherto the petals have been made oE muslin, silk, satin and even of velvet, colored after nature and most successfully manipulated into the semblance of beautiful blossoms. A substance has been discovered for flower making that puts the most delicate textile materials ever manufactured completely in tbe shade, and will probably take their place and reign supreme for its particular purpose. It consists of the thinnest of thin shavings from the inner pith of an oriental palm that grows in Formosa and can be compared to nothing so well as the almost transparent petal of a white poppy or a delicate tea rose. A lily petal is robust in comparison with this marvelous substance, which has all the sheen and translucence and even the slightly frosted appearance seen in some white flowers. It can be tinted far better tnan silk or muslin and is practically indestructible. In wet weather it gi<*es and falls a little limp, just as real flowers do, but when the sun comes out it crisps, reasserts itself and takes a new lease of life and beauty. So admirably adapted are roses and carnations made of it for buttonhole and other bouquets that when fairly on tbe market they will most likely make a considerable difference to the florists, as the fadeless flowers never really droop and will do duty over and over again. it as an "endless chain" for depletin, the treasury of its gold. Under it, so soon as any considerable amount of government notes was sent in for redemption, and tho gold drawn out for them was shipped abroad, the currency would be contracted, interest rates would rise, and the outflow of gold would be followed by its return to this country. It is" desirable, however, to secure to the treasury the full benefit of this reform that the currency issued by the national banks should be retired as fast as possible consistent with the vested rights of the banks and its place supplied with government notes. Fortunately the charters of a majority of the banks will expire in the course of the next ten years and those of nearly all of them in five years thereafter. These charters should not be renewed, and the banks should be required to remcorpo- rate themselves under the laws of their respective states, relinquishing completely the privilege of issuing currency which ought never to have been granted them. With bank currency out of the way, that of the government would have the field to itself and might be augmented without risk to I meet every requirement of business. Provision also should be made for supplying the needs of the government, in case of a deficient revenue, by giving , the secretary of the treasury authority to borrow money on short dated olbiga- tions. At present the only way for him to meet a deficiency is by availing himself of the doubtful powers conferred upon him by the resumption act of 1875 and selling bonds under the pretest ol providing gold for redemption purposes. This is a subterfuge to which no gov- rnment should be compelled to resort, and tho employment of it by the Cleveand administration will ever be a blot upon its record. With the adequate protection of the b 'old reserve held for the redemption of the government notes, with the retirement of bank currency in every form and with provision for a straightforward and honest borrowing of money to meet temporary revenue deficiencies, no further measures affecting the currency will be necessary for years to come. Future emergencies can be met as they arise, and the complicated currency reform schemes' suggested from so many quarters may be laid aside as theoretical curiosities of no practical value. PECK f S treatment Necessary to Insnre » Healthy Bloom Dai-ins the \Viotor. "Probably one of the greatest difficulties with which we have to contend in keeping plants in th« house-is that parching dryucss of tbe atmosphere most noticeable in steam or IOTuace heated houses," writes Robert R. McGregor in The Woman's Home Companion. •• This condition may bo overcome to a certain extent by placing jars or pans of water on tbe radiators or swinging them in the pipes just below the registers, thus fumishiiiR u constant supply of moisture to the air by the evaporation of the water. Lias and dust are enemies to plants. The former must be prevented by proper regulation of the heating apparatus and tbe latter by regular washing of the foliage. In spraying or sponging the foliage do not neglect the under sides of the leaves, for it is there that insects first make their appearance, and regular sponging will prevent them from starting or spreading. "The temperature is another matter for consideration. In the average living room the temperature should be fron; 68 to 70 degrees F., which for the majority of plants will do very well, but there are some, such as carnations, violets, primroses, callas, etc., which will thrive better in a room where the temperature is from 8 to 10 degrees lower. A.t all times guard carefully against placing plants where they will be sub ject to cold drafts, which are injurious and often produce mildew if the foliage is damp. . . "Another important part in tbe cultivation of house plants is the watering, which influences to a great extent success or failure. To lay down specific rules for watering would be a difficult matter. Too much water will rot the roots, sour the soil and stop the growth of the plant and not enough will starve it. The general tendency is to overwa- ter. Supply water liberally when necessary, then withhold it entirely until the soil is in condition to be watered again. The soil in the pot should not be allowed to become dry like dust, but just so it will crumble nicely in the hand. 4void by all menus the ruinous practice of watering the plants daily whether they need it or not. Plants in small pots usually dry out quickly, but this may be prevented by placing them on trays or saucers on which there is an inch or two of clean sand. "As to the best location in the room for plants, place them where they will get the greatest amount of fresh air, light and sunshine, which is usually about the windows. Flowering plants should be given all the sunshine possible Foliage plants do not require sunshine—that is, it is not absolutely necessary—but do not consign them to a dark corner for that reason.'' COMPOUND CURES-* Nervousness. Nervous Prostration, Nervous and Sick Headache, Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Scrofula, Scrofulous Hamont, Syphilitic Affection*. Boils, Pimples, Constipation, Pains in tbe Back, ' Costiveness, Biliousness, and all diseases arising, from _ u impure state of the Blood or low condition of the Nervoiu System. For sale by Ben Fisher, Busjahn * Schneider, W. H. Porter, J. F. Ooul- son, B. F. KeesllDg. BLOOD PO15OH WE YOU sore Tr--*t, ^"?»1*%? rvilnrxl fcuoW. AdUJjOJ* or prooto o£ Wcrttc i AS d»y«. ANTAl-MIDY These tiny Capanlei are superia to Balsam 9! Copaiba, /""> Cubebs or Injections and (ff^fl CORE IN 48 HOURS the same diseases inconvenience. Sold byottdr a FIELD&FLOWERS S£iffiWssS{=S;s: Alton's Civil KiglJts Case. Springfield, Ills., Dec. 9.—In the supreme court in the case of the negroes o£ Alton appealing for a mandamus to compel the mayor and board o£ education to allow colored children to attend white schools, time for defendant to answer was extended to Dec, "I contracted a severe cold from exposure. Coughed all winter. Could get no relief- Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup broke up the cold, and drove away the cold. Never took anything that difi me so much good." I. H. Brooks, North Haverblll, N.H. Winter Blooming O:iaU». The osalis in its many varieties is one of the prettiest and most satisfactory window plants we have and owing to its ease of cultivation and very free flowering qualities should find a place in every collection of house plants. Among the best varieties to grow are the boweii, a very charming variety having strong, heavy foliage and bear ing large rose colored flowers; versicol o^ the closed flowers of which are very delicately marked; Bermuda buttercup nn improved yellow sort with largi fiowers; Lutea plena, double yellow fioribunda, pink, and Floribunda alba white. All of the above varieties ar grown from bulbs, which may be plant ed in a four or five inch pot, thus securing a good head of foliage and a larger number of blooms in one mass. Keep the plants in a warm, sunny window while blooming and water them well as often as is necessary.—Woman's Home Companion. An Answer to Mansfield. Concerning the capture of Dargai ridge by the Gordon Highlanders, Mr. Bichard'Mansfield, actor, inquires: Did yon bear the swish of the fiylBg shot. The roll of the drum and the rattle pot. The lonsio that rose dear over that yell And thrilled through the ranis and stirred CD hell? We did not But if Mr. Mansfield is in that fashion t nnnftiin in the center. •worst rather than face any sort of music.—Chicago Journal. TRUSTS TO FIGHT. And No Matter Which Win* the People Blast Pay the Cost. We are told that the Sugar trust will soon have on its hands the biggest fight of its life. As we have already noted, this trust has recently passed into new hands. The Standard Oil magnates have been swallowing up the other trusts one by one, their idea being to form one grand trust that would control all lines of production. Against them are arrayed various interests which fear the Standard Oil. The latter is certainly a great incubus, and its control of our sugar supply would insure a heavy tax on tbe people. It is doubtful, however, if the interests which have rushed into the field to fight the Sugar trust are any more friendly to the public or have their interests any more at stake. They are probably just as selfish in their aims. It -would seem that a war between two trusts would result to the public good, as "when thieves fall out honest men get their dues." As a matter of fact, the public suffers from these wars. Prices are demoralized for awhile. Then the stronger trust triumphs over the weaker one and swallows it, and as soon i as peace is restored it has to set to work i to make good the losses it suffered in ! the fight, and this it does by squeezing the unfortunate public. Those who believe that the people are likely to get any benefit from a war between trusts or from an attack on the Sugar trust by the followers of trust methods are mistaken. They rise stronger after these battles. The only way the people can get rid of them is by attacking them openly through the power of the law.—New Orleans Times-Democrat. __^ . The Chicago board of education lias received a. protest from the Socialist Alliance. The communication objects to the Union League club having charge of exercises in the schools each Washington's birthday aaiversary. HHEIEIECHICIEII I FOR MEN AND WOMEN. READ EVERY WORD DR. HOME'S J>ew Improved [ELECTRIC BELTS Warnintod (a cure without mtHlicines. ttefollowlngdiJieases. Sliciiniatism Catarrh !feiiralyia. Constipation I Heart Trottblef paralysis Spinal Jtiafasts , TorplA I,irer Ttiroat Trouble* I Kidney C^atplalntf Col* Kxtrfmitta Female Comp**(*t* Fain* in f*c. -B«* 1* LAST OPPORTUNITY to get the World-Ktnowned DR. 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