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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, April 3, 1895
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The Cat Came Back Because there was no place like the home where they used 'Santa Glaus Soap This Great Soap makes home, home indeed. Keeps everything clean. Keeps the housewife and everybody happy. Try it. Sold everywhere. Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Chicago. STORIES Of" THE HAWKS. Shiirp Work of rlii.TiTITlH .\ni(ins AiiiioyliiB Kiiti anil S(|iiiri-rl». Onr: morning Farmer Unsolved H. llallstcatl, of Kllciuud township, 1'a , saw a hi!•£'-• white-breasted haw!; dart, into a siisliluss window nuar the peak of u waffon barn that lie had finished building a few days before. It flew out In u moment with a so Healing rat in each claw, and the interested farmer watched it till it met another hawk in midair. The two circulated anil undulated side by side for a spell, wlien the one with the rats resumed its flight toward the: furest. The other hawk im- nediutely pointed for the barn, shot lirOughVlin window, (litted out a few 'seconds later with u struggling rat in each talon, and sailed oil! in the .same direction. Mr, Hallstead started to tell his wife about what lie had seen, when the hawks, or a pair exactly like them, flew into the barn window, and camp out shortly with their claws full of squealing- rats. There was no grain or hay in tho new barn, and the farmer wondered where all the rats came from. ITe was also in a quandary us to how the fierce forest birds know where to flnd rats under a roof. Ongoing into the upper part oC the barn .Mr. Ilallstead saw scores of rats scampering around on tho iloor, and the mystery of their presence was solved. Two nights before, a day or so after the barn had been completed, the young people of tho township had a ball on the upper iloor. The jocund rustics brought pecks of popcorn to the party, and between the dances they sat on rough wooden boxes and munched it with their partners. When the ball broke up lots of tho popcorn was left, and tho rural merrymakers threw it nt one 'another till the Iloor was covered. The rats in tho other barnr. soon got scent of tlie fragrant, •popcorn, and swarmed into tho new building after it; but how the hawks ascertained that the rats were there in large numbers none of the smart local naturalists wero able to tell. Mr. llalistead's dog pitched into the four-footed corneuters, and the tierce rats pounced upon him, bit his nosu and ears till the blood ran, and sent him yelping down the stairs. The farmer went tit the rats with a shovel, and they ran up his clothing and forced him toclear out. They bit him on the ears and neck before he could shako them Off, and he decided to let them alone. At dusk that night he saw two owls. .Hit through the window and sail out .-vith four rats. The hawks continued •io dart into the barn several times a day, and they always steered for the woods with their claws full. When tho useful birds of prey ceased to coma not a rat was to be seen in the barn, although a lot of tho popcorn still remained on the Iloor. A barn belonging to Edgar Putnam, of Sugar Loaf HiK, burned in tho fall, and the next day an army 'of rnts flocked into Mr, Putnam's house and attacked the baby in the cradle. Mrs. Putnam was working iu the buttery, and the cries of the infant were so different from what they generally were that she rushed to it in great haste. Sho found rats climbing and pushing one another all over the cradle. A tame ben hawk named Uick was doing his best to protect the baby by catching tho rats right and left, giving each a squeeze :md then dropping it. Mrs. Putnam seized her little one and started for tin- next room. The ravenous rodents clung to her skirts, and the hawk pulled them oft' and pinched them fatally, working as though he knew that the infant wns iu danger. Dick flapped and helped and flung the rats around until Mrs. Putnam got out of the room without any of them cling- ; ing to her clothing., .The helpless little ] child was badly bitten on the face and hands, and Mrs. Putnam said afterward that the bloodthirsty rats would surely have killed the baby if tho watchful hawk bad not sailed into them almost us soon as they swarmed into the house. When Mrs. Putnam returned to the room Dick was still killing rats, and he didn't let up until mare than thirty Jay dead on the iloor. When 'cold weather set in a pair of od squirrels took up their abode iu Irastus Felker's residence on Pleasant stream. At times they made a great racket over the ceilings and between the partitions, but tho nimble little fcllou-s were nice to look at when they skipped and chattered in the trees, so the folks in the house decided to put up with the annoyance through the winter. Early this month one of the family fell si:k, and the noise of the playful squirrels made her v«-y nervous and wakeful every night. A pair of black walnut trees in the front yard had been the means of causing the squirrels to settle in tho house for tho winter. Mr. Felker found more than a bushel of the nuts under the second- story Iloor, and beneath a plank walk between the house and street the provident little animals had stored up a peck or more. The neighborly squirrels were not contented in any one part of the dwelling. They scampered all over the house betweeu the rooms, their nightly capering and barking finally becoming unbearable to the invalid, and-Mr. Fclker decided to sacrifice them for her sake. He set three traps in the garret, but the squirrels had so much natural food laid away that they wouldn't touch any kind of bait. The cats couldn't get at the noisy little nut gatherers, the use of poison was out of the question, and tho sportive squirrels continued to vex the sick person nights by rolling nuts aronnd overhead for hours at a stretch.. The noise was like that made by a kitten with a spool on a bare tloor, and there was no way of slopping it, they all concluded. Finally cue of the neighbors brought a pet blue hawk to Mr. 't'elkur's and placed it on a beam iu the garret. . The bird hadn't been fed in two days, and it wasn't a bit good-natured. It sat still, though, and when Mr. l-'clkur went up at sundown to feed it, it was in the same position. JJut it hadn't staved 0:1 its perch nil the time, for the .ski'us of the squirrels lay on the floor, the hawk's craw was chockl'al, its eyes were bright, and it was in the very best of humor. The annoying noises ceased at once, and the patient began to recover right away.—j>. Y. Sun. . A 'BUSY LIFE. Sucli Is Tliut ot EiiRluiul's I'roeresslvo rtiul Tactful Ouccn. The queen docs much work which never appears to public view. In one year she has read not less than twenty- eight thousand d ispatches. Every day tins sealed boxes are brought to her wherever she is—boxes tilled with government documents and the-daily report of the prime minister. These duties constra in her majesty to follow strictly her own rou tine, from which she is loth to deviate. She is iu constant communication with her cabinet ministers, and, as Melbourne, Palmer- stou, Disraeli and Gladstone have often proved, she displays rare ability and discriminating- tact in the handling of the most delicate and important matters of public business. Her very handsome hand has signed more state papers, with larger results, than any other swaying the rod of em- .pire to-day. It has been reverently kissed by men and women whoso names will live" for generations—by Wellington and Macaulay, by Peel and Tennyson, bv Poabody and Lowell, and thousands of the gifted, the generous, the bra\e, and the fair, who have moved through the pure halls of her court. The queen, when young, was somewhat hasty 'tempered, and even now the native Ure of her ancestry Hashes up at intervals for a brief space. Her life and character met their saving balance in her consort, Albert the Good, priucc of Saxc-Cobciv- "lie reverenced his conscience as his king, and made his glory the redressing of human wrong." For Victoria, the light of life vanished when the prince consort died. She knew to the full Uis value as her chief adviser, but she also knew, and with a knowledge no one else shared, that though she was earth's greatest monarch the awful loneliness of a solitary pathway stretched before her, a loneliness which could mend only with, the ending of death. She cast herself across the bed where Prince Albert had lain, and pitcously cried: "There is no one near rae to call tne Victoria now.*"—Chautanquan. STANCHIONS FOR COWS. MatilnK Dairy AiilinaU Comfortable and Keeping Them Clean. Clean cows and comfortable cows— the two factors go together in making- the dairy business profitable. I have worked hard to keep cows clean i;i their stalls, but could never succeed •until I had thorn hitched on a platform at least eight inches above the bottom of the gutter, and arranged so that their hind feet would come just at the rear edge of the platform. Then no manure falls upon the platform and the cow is always dry and clean. It requires some skill, however, to so arrange the cows as to stanchions, or ties, that they will stand naturally, and for most of the time, with their hind feet just at the rear edge of the platform. The upright stanchions will accomplish this, and where they are made to swing from side to side they allow considerable freedom of move- ment to the cows, but at the best they are not wholly comfortable, and to do her best a dairy cow must at all times be- comfortable". There is another plan. which i.s shown in the accompanying illustration. The cows are hitched with chains that slide up and down upon a rod, two cows in each wide stall, or one in a narrow stall as preferred. There is a solid partition between the stalls and the cribs, a hinged door admitting the head of each cow' to her crib at feeding time. When the ration has been eaten the- doors are closed and buttoned, which forces the cows to stand back until their hind feet come to the edge of the gutter, and to lie down also in. that situation. When the doors are closed .any manure that has fallen upon the platform while the cows have been standing ahead feeding is scraped into the gutter, and the cows left until the next feeding. Where the manure cellar is under the cattle it will be, found most convenient to have the manure traps in the raised walk, as shown, rather than in the bottom of the gutter, where they are buried beneath the manure and filthy to handle. Handy shelves that are hinged and folded against the wall when not in use are shown at the rear of the raised walk. The doors admitting the cows' heads to the cribs in front will be found exceedingly convenient when feeding g*ain, roots or ensilage. One can then put the ration in the crib without molestation from the horns or nose of the animal, eager to get at its breakfast or dinner. The door can. then be unbuttoned and allowed to swing in against the side of the crib, when the cow cnn come forward and eat. 'Ihe crib can _be made to fold down against the outside of the partition if more room Is desired at any time in the feeding floor.— American Farm Journal. SIMPLE DAIRY BARN. Any rarroer Unruly with W:i« nnc! Square L'nii Bnilrt One. A handy, simple and inexpensive dairy barn, one that any farmer handy with saw and square can build, i.s shown below. There is no mortising AX INEXPENSIVE DAIRY HAKN, A. shod TOO!: B, drop door ot munser; C, manSL'r; D. end of manycr: E, door lo cow stalls: !•', door tot caking In h:iy. and r.o fitting of joints to speak of, the timbers being- 2»'j aud spiked tog-ether. The sills are 2xS, set on cclg-e. Poles will answer for posts as well as tho ixO's. There are no cross timbers to interfcve/vith the use of tho h:i_v fork. It can be made as hig-h and as lonfr as needed. For a dairy of 20 cows make it 00 feet long-, :M feet wide and 10 feet hig-h. Tho lean-to for cows is on the south side and has a floor. The main part is for hay and is M foot wide and has no door. The posts arc 2x0 aud placed 0 feet apart. The rafters are CxO and 3 feet apart. Braces are 2xfl arid reach from a post to a rafter, being- 12 feet apart. The ties from brace to post and rafter arc pieces of fence board. Such a frame is stiff beyond the bdicf of one who never saw one. The side of the hay barn next to the cows is not boarded up. This pives a chance to throw hay or fodder down in front ol the manner the whole length. As this would leave it cold for cattle in severe weather, a partition runs from the back of the mang-er to the roof of the cow barn, provided with drop doors just above the manger, which are closed in cold wentlier. Less Iximber is required to board this way and hay can be thrown -into the passag-e at any point. The havmow is divided into 10 foot sections which can all be filled at once, or one or more at a time. This gives a chance to frrade hay. clover in one section, mixed hay in another, oats, corn fodder or millet in another as desired. A steel track- runs the whole length of the barn under the peak.and the horse fork will dump where desired. Being but 2i feet wide, it is easy work to Perfect health is maintained by expelling- from the body the decayed product of digestion. Con- :ipation, with the terrible rosults following- th--: absorption, of excreta, is quickly relieved by LEMON TONIC LAXATIVE. The refreshing- properties derived from Lemons with the Tome and Laxative principles of select vegetable products.form an cleg-ant tasting- liquid Laxative. Ladies will find it of priceless value. Many cases of supposed Uterine Enlargement prove to be bowel accumulations. Ge.itleinen will find it productive of Appetite, Energy and a Clear Brain^rt'aln^fre'forlndigestion.HeadacheaiidBiliousness. LARGE BOTTLES. 5O CTS. AT ALL DRUGGISTS. FMQN.TONIC.LAXATIVE move tne hay from center 10 sides. Four doors lead outside frorn the cow stable for convenience' in cleaning out. This barn is suited to farmers who have no money to spend on extra useless timbers and no time to spare in ehoring in a biff inconvenient show bam—Farm and Home. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. —"Cast'thy bread upon the waters; for thou shall find it after many days/ FOQ-£ doubts if this would work witt his son's wife's bread.—Uoston Transcript. —"Do you know the count actuallj addresses her in public as his treasure?"' "Treasure? His English is a little off. He means investment."—Indianapolis Journal. —In UK; gloaming, oh, my darling, Wfcea the Lights burn low in tile ball. And I say (rood iiisiit,. my darlinK, J wlsb they didn't burnUL :ill. —PLihiJulpliia Inquirer. * —Mamma—"Sally, if you had a little spunk- you'd stand better in your class. l)o you know what spunk is?" Sally (moodily)—"I suppose it's the past particle of "spank," mamma."— V- &• S. S. S. Co.'s Bulletin. —Milliceut—"Did you enjoy thcscrv- ices to-day?" Mildred—"Immensely! The minister had on a new luce surplice, with the most stylishly puffed sleeves 1 have ever S-JOB."—N. \. Herald. —Ki-icnd—"Have you h:'.d any luck lotting your house on iSu'.ulown street?" Llon.se Owner—"Splendid hick: 1'yo let il to no less than live families in four months."—lloston Transcript. —Old Man—"'What! Vou have ten thousand thalcrs in debts, and want to marry jny daughter?" \Vouli!-l'.e Son- in-La\v—"\Vhy, ain't, your daughter going- to have so much as that?"—Flie- gende Ulaettor. _U o: , s _"l see the cuuncilmen had 'their photograph taken the other day. 1 fancy they were rather awkward sitters." * Joax—"V.'hy?" Hoax — "0 they seem to have grown so used to lying-.''—Philadelphia Kecord. —Clara—"1 wonder if it is true that one is likely to catch something from being 1 kissed." Maud—"Of course not. You've been kissed enough, but you havou't caught iinytbiDg' yet, have you?"—N. Y. Herald. — Lawyer—"Yi'hat's that, book you are reading-?" Law Student—"Oh, it's a work on common sense." Lawyer— "Yes, sir, and one day with such a book as that would ruin your mind for legal work forever."—Judge. —Minnie—"O. I must show you these new photographs. Aren't they just too lovely?" Mamie—"They are. Far too lovely, in fact. Yon ought to have made him leave a little resemblance, at least.''—Indianapolis Journal. —"I understand the critics showed 3 T our poems a great deal of consideration," said the young woman. "Why, they didn't say a word about them," replied the yofing man. "That's what I meant."—Washington Star. —"I wish I could marry a count," said a g-irl who had bceft reading- about Anna Gould's wedding 1 . "You have plenty of admirers," replied her married sister. "Yes, I know," she admitted, with a little sig-h, "a countless number."—Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph. —"Ah." said the visitor, patting the. Fauntlcroy young- one on the head, "here is the roan of the future." "I am afraid you are right," said the father, -with a sig-h. "I heard him asking- his mother if his hat was on straight this morning when lie started to school."—Cincinnati Tribune. —"What should a feller say," asked the young man, anxiously, "when his wife" asks him if he would marry again if she \vcre to die?" "Say nothing, of course," answered the.elderly adviser. "If he says he would she'll think he doesn't like her. II lie announces his intention of staying- single she will have the idea that he is tired of matrimony."—Indianapolis Journal. THE PLEBEIAN 'PEANUT. It Flnys n. Useful Part In tho Economy of Man and l>;isl. The plebeian peanut, which rejoices in such other homely nn-.nes as earthnut, groundnut, ground pea, goober and pindar, has assumed a newdignity, bavins' recently been honored as the subject of a special report by- one of the experiment officers-of the ! national department of agriculture. The report corrects some prevalent mistake's as to this little article of consumption, gives astonishi p.? statistics as to its value as a-food product, and presents many interesting facts as to its uses. It is pleasant to be informed. 6rst of all, that the peanut is not a nut at all, but a pea. and that its shell is not a shell, but :i pod. It is also well to know that while cotton, Indian corn, potatoes and tobacco have usually been considered the four plants of commercial importance which America has o-ivon to the world, the peanut must be added, as the weight of authority fixes its birthplace in IJrazi!._ The crop has become of primary importance since ISGfi, and Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee produce the largest part of it. There are seven varietiescuitivmed. some of them bunch and some running- vines. The y_ield of this underground pea is astonishing, and the amount consumed is a testimonial to its popularity. The yearly production hern is about -$,000,000 bushels of CO pounds, which supply the present demand in this country. This, however, is but a small portion of the world's crop. The exportation from •Urica and India to Europe in 1692 amounted to nearly 400.000.000 pounds. The crop of the world may be sai'ely estimated at GOO.000,000 pounds. The value of the homely little ground pea, however, becomes especially apparent when its use^ are considered- It is sorted in the factory into four grades, the first, second and third be- •ing sold to venders of the roasted peanut, either directly or through jobbing houses. Tne fourth srade is sold to for Infants and Children. I OTHERS, Po You Know ** Bateman's Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, Biauy so-called Soothing Syrup*. M* most remedies for children are composed ot opium or morphine f Po You Know that opium and morphine sro stupefying narcotic poisons t Po Yon Know Ouit In most countries druggists are not permitted to Bell nirooti. without labeling thorn poisons 1 Po You Know that you should not permit, any medicine to I* given your chfli unless you or you • physician know ot what, it is composed J Po You Know that Castoria is a purely vegetable preparation, and that a list of its Ingredients is publish*} with every bottle T. Do Yon Know that Castoria. is tte prescription of the famous Dr. Samuel Pitcher. That it has been in use for -early thirty years, aud tlut mo : « Guttorfa 1* now »oM OMB o£ all other remedies for children combined f Po Yon Know that tho Patent Office Department of the United. States, and of other countries, have issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and his assigns to 11*0 tho word " Castoria" and its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison offense! Po Ton Know tbat one oC the reasons for granting this government protwtiou w« because Castoria had been proven to be ab.olutely harmless! Po Yon Know tot 35 average doses of Castortar ure cent*, or one cent a dose > Jo Yon Know that when possessed of Uiis perfect preparation, your children • be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest f Wollt the»» thlng» are worth knowing. They are facta. The fac-rimflg KJgnatnro of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. for 3S IN THE WOFRUP1 For keeping the System In a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CURES Constipation, Acts on the Liver and Kidneys, Purifies W* Blood Dlspols Colds and Fevers. Beautifies tho Complexion and W Pleasing and Refreshing to the Taste. SOLO By ALL DRUGGISTS. *STA nicely illur-trned cicnty-paRC Lincoln Story Book iriren to every purchaser of* wciacc of Lincoln TC.-I- Price 2Sc. ^ik your drnccist.or LINCOLN TKA Co., Fort Wayne, Infc For Bale by w H. Porter. "A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BARGAIN." MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES APOLIO ARE THE H [GUEST OF ATI HIGH GRADES. Warranted Snjerlor to any Hlcjrlo BirCt I,, iim world U«<:irdl<-sri ol. Price Built »n<! Bunrniii.-cil by ihft Inmana BlcyeJC Co., n Million Lh Dur corporation, \vli".s«j boiu jt as uood :t> cold. Do i 01 buy K wueol until jot 1 liuve s.vn i lie WAVEKI.EY. CaUilogue free, (ioed ;ii;ent.s wiinlcd In every town. Scorcner21ibs., $85 , . Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind , U.S. A confectioners, ii'nd alter their manipulation reappears as peanut candy, burnt almonds and in cheaper grades of chocolates. The report says in this connection: "The extent of the use of the peanut by the American people will be inore fully appreciated when it is remembered that they use -1.000.000 bushels of nuts yearly (at a cost to the consumers of S10,000,000), which do not form a part of the regular articles of food but are eaten at odd times." The planter uses the nut as a fattencr for his hogs and the vine as peanut hay for his stock, and the feeding value is increased when some of the nuts arc cured and fed with the hay. -Millions of bushels are used in the old world for the production of oil. which is regarded as equal to olive oil. In fact, "•r-oat quantities are used, unknown to the consumer, instead of the latter, Marseilles alone taking 2iO.000.000 pounds a- year for the making of alleged olive oil. In India. Europe, Brazil and this coui try the-oil is used medicinally. It is employed by manufacturers in fulling cloth. It makes a good lighting- fluid, and is largely used by the manufacturers of soap and as a lubricant in machine shops. The oil cake is used in Germany for fattening- cattle and sheep. It is pronounced an excellent cattle -food. A grade known as "peanut meal" is made by grinding .the hulls, immature peanuts, and those of inferior grades and a certain quantity, of sound exits mixed -with other ingredients. The residue, knowa as "peanut cake," makes good soup, griddle cakes, muffins, etc., and is one of the most nutritive foods for human as well as animal consumption. The report says: "Although the experiment made with peanut meal and biscuits as food for the German army was not so successful as to Lndnce the authorities to adopt it as a part of the rations, still analysis has shovni conclusively that it is a most nonrisbiiur food for man, and as com- p;irc-r»' u'lth other wcll-ltnown rorms or vegetable and .inimal fond it has fi. hi-rli nutritive value." From all ot which it appears that this little nut or pen. which hitherto has been looked down upon as the stock in trade of the street corner vender, the food of the gallery god, and the luxury of the C)r- I cu.s. has other and higher uses and-is i one of the important staples of com! merce and plays a dignified rind useful 1 i part in the economy of man and beast. 1 —Chicago Tribune. i - _ , Unwonted Errrtttms. ""(That's the rnattah, deah boy?"' said one Pittsburgh youth to another. "You look dweadfully ill." "Yaas," was the reply. "I'm pcffatv- ing from ovah-csertion, doncbcr i;no\v- Me man tool; a holiday ycslawday, and I had to dwcss meself and wind up me watch." 1 — Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph. • The Original Dun. A dun took its name from a celebrate^, bailiff of London during the reign of Henry v'IL named Joe Dunn. He was extremely clever in devising -ways and means to compel unwilling cVeilitors to settle their accounts- MERCURIAL Poison m lie usual treatmento! blood Ux>Dj>taf the system is filled with mcrcory ant Ttures-morc to be dreaded then U* In a short wbile is in a worse com- tnd aching Joints m«ke life miserable. &.SS- * *. reliable cure lor mercurial rheumatism, aot »ffords relief evem •fusx - — — ~ 111 else hai felled, ttil jmuwiieed purely vege- uble. «nd absolutely barmlen; toke no tab- (titute. Send for onr j on blood ^

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