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Arrangements have been perfected for a line of Semi-weekly Pullman Vestibuled, •onble Drawing Room, and Sleeping •us between St. Louis and Lo sAngeles, Chi., running through without change. Tkese cars will leave St. Louis every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9:00 p. m., arriving at Los Angles, Saturdays and Tuesdays at 5:50 p. m. A Buffet Smoking Car and Dinning Car are attached to this train at Kansas City, run- »ing through to Pacific Coast without •hange. Only three days from Logansport to Los Angeles, via this line. For fcerth reservations etc.,call on or address C.B.Mewell,Agt. WABASHR.R, Logansporl. Ind. THR First National Bank CAPITAL $250,000 A. J. MURDOCH, PRESIDENT, W. W. ROSS, CASHTEB, J. F. BROOKMEYER, CABHTKB. PIHICTOM: A.J. Murdock, W. H, Bringhurst, Dennli Ch , R. 8. llioe, B. F. Yantte. i M. .Sarwood, W, T. Wilson. Banking In all iw Department* promptly and carefully done. Safety to Customers and stockholder noeghtfor. Strong Reserve Fund Maintained. Do IOD Lore K »o, ieoure one of tbe latest and prettiest Uro-'steps or ti e flay, by roallioK Ten Cents •liver or stamps) to cover niallinfl: and poat- •ce, to the undersigned for a copy of the BIG FOUR TWO-STEP (Mark envelope "Two Step.) We »re giving l his music, which is regular Mty-ceut uhn -t music, nt this exceedingly low •kte. for the purpose of advertising-, and test- tug tke value of the different papers as adver- UtlBK mediums. E. 0. McConnlck, Passenger Manager, "Big Four Koute." Cineia- EXCURSION Rates Via Pennsylvania Lines for Christmas and New Year. Following the annual custom. Ticket Agents of thoPenW-vaniaLinee will sell excursion tickets Dec, 24th. 25th and 31st, 1897. and ,Jan, let, 1898, for toe Cbriscmas and New Year Holidays. Tickets will not be sold to aduits for less than 25 cents, nor to children for less than 15 cents. Return limit of excusion will include Jan. 4th, 1898. For rates time of trains and further Information, please apply to nearest Ticket Agent of the Pcnnfylvania Lines. CHRISTMAS FEASTS. OLD TIME DINNERS Of AMAZING PROPORTIONS. WTiat The, Cwxl to Eat In the Dmy» of King Arth.ii- BoW» Bend Served With Ceremony— An Ancient Burner to th. Poor. It is almost impossible to say when the custom began of celebrating Christmas -with a sumptuous feast. It is certain, however, that the observance has never lapsed since English history began. Whistlecraft, a writer \vho delved deeply among the traditions and records of the reign of 'King Arthur of the Round Table, describes the Christmas dinner of that day in verse: They served up salmon, venison and wild boars By hundreds and by dozens and by scores, ELopiheads of honey, kilderkins of mustard, Muttons and fatted beeves and bacon swine, Herons and bitterns, peacock, swans and bus- Teal, mallard, pigeons, widgeons and. In fine, - k,. Mtmtion this paper whem you write. ASK THEM, If You want Information About Home-Seekers' Excursion. Ticket Agents ot the Pennsylvania Lines -will furnish information regarding- Home- Deekeri' Excursions to various points in the Northwest, West. Southww and South. It •wlli pay to investigate if you contemplate a trip. Apply to nearest Penosylvanin Line Ticket Agent, or address W. W. .Richardson Diltrict Passeiittr Ajient Indlanapolis.Ind Station. Tralne Run by Central AH For the Christmas and New Year Holidays, the Wabash R. R. Co. will sell tickets for the round trip at greatly reduced rates. Tickets will be good going on date of sale only, good returning up to, and including January 4th, 1898. Tickets can be purchased December 24th, 25th, and 31st. 1897, and January 1st, 1898. For further particulars, call on or address, C. (>. NEWELL, Agt. Wabash R. R. Co. Holiday Excursions Ula Vanflalia Line, voR the Holidays the Vandalia Line will sell Excursion Tickets a^reduced rates Irom all stations, to local points on its own line, and also to points on connecting ?lines. For full particulars call on nearest Vandalia Line Ticket Agent, or address E. A. FORD, Gea'l Passenger Agt, St. Louis, Mo. CHICAGO DIVISION DAILY. bMTe for ChiCBjro*3:OS u m;«G:00 a m;*l :25 p m *2:00pm;*4:30pm. ... Arrive from Chicago *12:9D a m;*12:80 pm;*l:00 pm: •l:«pro:*8:16pin. BRADFORD AND dOWJMBCB. Laite for Bradford *1:10 a m;t7:40am; "1:45 ArrtreSom Bradford *2:45am: tlt>:20 am; •I:20pm:'t4:16pin. IFFNETt DIVISION. LMT» fprKffnert8:15 » m; t9:0« a m- 1«:05 p m B p m Sunday only. . Arrive from Bffner 47:35 am; +12:50 p m;1S:« p m: 8:30 a m Sunday only. RICHMOND AND CINCINNATI. IIMTB for Richmond t!2:55 »m: t5:SO « m: «l:t5 pm; t2:20p m. Arrive from Richmond -2:30 am; -U^OOam •l:BOp m:tlO:50pm. IHBTjkNAPOIJS AND LOD1SVTLTJI. LMV« for LoulBvllle 12:45 8 m ; *1 :10 p m. Arrive from t/ouliville *2:40 a m; *1:55 p m. j. A. MOCULLOTJQH, Agent, Logaoiport, Ind. Home Seeta Excursion., , FOR November nnd December '9 7 - -THR -- LOQANBPOKT NO. . K»Bt«rn Express dally .................. 8:3! » m t Mall »nd Kxproeg daily ................ »:4S a a 4 Atlantic Express dally. ................. 4:18 O m It Fort Wayne AocoE-x Sunday.... 8:32 p m 74 Local Freight Ex Sunday .......... 4:18 p m WIST BOUND. 3 western Expre 88 daily ................ 10:24 p m 1 F»M Mail Daily- ........................... 5>:1S P m 7 Mall and Express daily ............ -... 2:-»0 P m 6 Pacific Express daily ..... _ .............. ll.-SS a m Jl Decatur Acoo Ei-Sundar ............ 7:35 a m 75 Local Freight Ex-Sunday ...... . ...... 7:sa a m «1L BTTIB DITIIIOV, W»BT»ID1, UTWXIX 1O4.A](U-ORX A.ND OXIU. WIST lourn. ........ ---- Arrive*-. — ...... ~£ : *>*- tt .-..Arrives ------------ 8:80 P. n have authorized reduced rates to many points in the West, South and Southwest Tickets will be sold November, 2nd and 16th, December 7th and 21st. For particulars, call on or address S o M__ ___ - K.M ..... .™__Le»vo». ..... „„., ---- ¥:05 a. n: teavei .......... _....» :4B p. m VANDALIA LINE. Time Table, In effect Dec 5, 1897. Imdlana FOR THE NORTH No 6 — - ................. «— ......... ™10:SS a. m. No'.S ........ - .......... - ...... — ............... 8:S> p. m. FOR THE SOPTH. No. » ............................................ -7:«a- m. No. » ....................... .............. ...... i:18 P- m tot complete Time Card, giving all tr&lni md c^ationt, *md for full information as to (MM, through can, etc., address J. 0. KDOBirOBTB. agent, Loganspon. or B 4.. FORD, General Passenger Agent, «t. LouU. 5£o. R. & Timelable, Peru, Ind. Solid trains between Peoris. and Sandusiy and Indianapolis and Michigan. Direct connections to and from all poiotn in tn«i United Kates and Canada. 4.RRIV* BOOTH BOO1O) DIPAST No H Indianapolis &rp daily 7:10 a m U-»amNo*S " Mail &Kxp_H:38»m (daJ'jr except Sunday) No K Indpl'i Sxp ex Sun. _ 3 JS p m »:ie»M No »Paw*nger except &un No 151 Rochester local arrive rtipm axoept Sunday, NORTH BOCKD. «M:18am Logansport, Ind. PERFECT (Tbs 'world admit eonrs (re, dlpnlty, or: SE^HjAt'lnTAUTY ^.flffi«sas.£ss^^ suffering toe mental tortures of a we»t-««i manhood, shattered nerrea. and jexual po-«rer woo can be cured by our Magical Treatment whfcn mav be taKon athome under onr direct) or we ^fl pay KTK. fare and hotel bins for to "ho wirfItoccSe here, if we t ail to care. ™ no free ore?crlptlons,free cure or C.O J). fni.0. w« have s2iO,(KIO capital and guaraatco to cure every case we treatorreftrad every dollar yon pay^us. or fee may be deposited in any btnS to be pa!4 M - a care l^ffected. JWrUe ^"J^H^"* . n No *4 Detroit Bxp Ho IMAcoon except Bun.. . IH5 am ran north of Peru on Sunday. M«M mod iw^lnfonnMfon omll »f«nt, L. X. * W. LDDD P01SDH A 5PECIALTYI, r ^IrlS tiary BLOOD rolSON pernunently cured In 35 to35 days. Yon can be treated at bonaeforsajne price nndersamesnaran* ty. If yon prefer to comehera we will coa- tract to pay railroad f arennd botel blllsjuid Bocharre,itwefall to care. If yonhaTetakeamer* cury, iodide potash, and still hive aches and Mucous Patches In mouth. Sore Throat, Vauu, ucous aces n mou. or roa, Pimple*. Copper Colored Spots, Ulcers on any part of theTxidy. Balr or Rrebro»B failing oot, H la thli Socondary SLOOD POISON ira guarantee to core. vr« solicit tbe most ob«ti- nate ciw«i and cnall«nte the world for a case we cannot core. Tali disease nss alic.-ys baffled the skill of the mo*t eminent phni- tl»n». 9800,000 capital bealml onr ancondl- tknulfaannty. AtKolnte proofa lent »eale<l oa Addresi COOK REMEDY CO., lo Twnjde. COIOAOO. HJU LJ .Leal, mauarci. jjiBevua, <> it*t,*~«- * • — Plum puddings, pancakes, apple pies and cus tard. And therewithal they drank good Gascon wine. With mead and ale and cider of our own. For porter, punch and negus were not known. This bill of fare is doubtless more poetic than accurate, yet it is not far out of the way. One notable omission is that of the wassail bowl, for wassail; though it was a drink of .the ancient Druids of the third century and probably earlier, was for many hundred years a favorite British drink and came to be a distinctive feature of Christmas feasts. It was first made of ale. or whac was then considered ale, sweetened with something that did duty for the more modern sugar. Just what that was is today unknown, but it was sweet. Then there was toast, and there were roasted crabs, put hissing hot into the bowl—a queer drink, but such as-it was it was liked As time went by the recipe was varied till, perhaps 1,000 years or so later, the wassail bowl was filled with wine, well warmed and spiced, with toasted bread and roasted apples. If wine were not obtainable,'ale was used, but the apples were deemed indispensable and really seem to have been an improvement on crabs. Doubtless it was the white pulp of the apples that gave wassail its nickname of "lamb's wool, " and it was therefore an anachronism that crept into the account of King Arthur's feast when the boy with the mantle cast a spell over the table, for it is told that on that occasion only one knight found his sword sharp enough to carve the boar's head or his hand steady enough to lift the lamb's wool without spilling it. . It will be noticed chat King Arthur had neither turkeys nor geese, though both of them are now distinctive features of the Christmas feast. The turkey was not taken to England from the east till the sixteenth century, and, though the goose was known before, his gastronomic value seems not to have been discovered. But if Arthur's feast seems gargantuan it was a frugal repast compared with those that came later. G-ervase Markham describes a "moderate dinner" of about A. D. 1600 that would answer for Christmas in the following amaziug way: "The first course should consist or Ifa full dishes—that is, dishes of meat that are of substance and noE empty or for show—as thus, for example: First, a shield of brawn with mustard; secondly, a boy I'd capon; thirdly, a boyl'd piece of beef; fourthly, a chine of beef rosted; fifthly, a neat's tongue rosted; sixthly, a pig rosted; seventhly, chew- ets baked; eighthly, a goose rosted; ninthly, a swan rosted; teuthly, a turkey rosted; the eleventh, a haunch of venison rosted; the twelfth, a pasty of venison; the thirteenth, a kid with a pudding in the belly; the fourteenth, an olive-pye; the fifteenth, a couple of capons; the sixteenth, a custard or dow- sets. Now, to these full dishes may be added sallets fricases, quelque choses and devised paste, as many dishes more, which make the full service no less than two and thirty dishes, which is as much as can conveniently stand on one table and in one mess. And after this manner you may proportion both your second and .third courses, holding ful- ness on one half of the dishes and show in the other, which will be both frugal in the splendour, contentment to the guest and much pleasure and delight to die beholder.'' Surely a '-'moderate dinner" like that would make a lord mayor's banquet eem stingy, yet there is ample evidence that such feasts were not uncommon in that elder day." Not everyone, however, set such a table, even when he could afford it, for Pepys records a dinner given to the poor by Sir George 3owning one Christmas at which noth- was served but beef, porridge, pudding and pork. It may have been better than the recipients usually had for everyday fare, but they voted it a mean entertainment for Christmas. The boar's head, as is well known, was for hundreds of years Che piece de resistance of every well regulated British Christmas feast, and it has been aeld by some writers that it fc*came the favorite because of a general desire to protest against the Jewish prohibition if pork. A more probable reason is that the bear was the fiercest of all the wild beasts of the conn 07-, and killing him was the hishest achievement of the huntsman. Then, again, his head is very good to rat- Whatever the reason, the great dish was served with great pomp. It was served in style. A forgorten poet wrote: 11 you would end up the brawneis head. Bweet rosemary and buys around it spread. His foaming tukts let some larjre piopm grace. Or midst those laundering spears an orange place Sance. lite himself, offensive to his foes, The roguish mustard dangerous to the nose. Back and the well spiced hippocras. the wine Wassail, th* bowl with ancient ribands fine, Pomdga with plums and turfeeys with the great house was most imposing, for it was not brought without a procession. First came a runner in a horseman's coat with a boar spear in his hand. Then a huntsman in green with a naked and bloody sword. Then two $ages in sarcenet, each with a mess of mustard, and last the bearer himself, chosen for his size and strength, proudly holding the huge silver platter on which the boar's head lay. Such was the plainest procession that entered, always with music, for a Christinas carol was always sung. What the magnificence of the wealthiest houses was may be imagined from the fact that King Henry IL having caused his son to be crowned during his own lifetime, himself served as bearer of the boar's head at his son's table and was preceded by the royal trumpeters as he entered. The splendor of these ancient feasts would doubtless seem barbaric now, but the profusion of the viands seems wonderful. In comparison our modern spreads seem small, and one wonders if in the elder day all men were like the one who died only lately and who made a reputation by a single remark, "The turkey is an excellent bird with one serious fault— he is too big for one person to eat and not big enough for DAVID A. CxJKTlS. WONDERFUL MEDICINE FREE! Santa Clan« In the South. PROMPTLY SENT TO EVERY MAN WHO NC«M A GENERAL BRACING UP. It Brings Perfect Manhood to All. Th* Greatest Discovery of the PHYSICIANS' INSTITUTE, of Chicago, III. CRATIMTOMSLY. GLADLY SENT to all men who need it and who wilt write for it. A large percentage of the men ol todny are sadly In need of the right kind of medical treatment for weakness peculiar to men. Many cases ar* due to early vices, others to excesses, while many of the cases are due to overwork worry and general nervous debility. It matters not, however, what the cause "may have been, the fact still remains that they all require proper medical attention HIAIEDUTELY. Write us at once, giving a description ot your case, and we will P««P"e you a course of treatment spWiaUy adapted to your condition, and M* FREE, in plain sealed package. We can give full strength, development of the body, stop to PERFECT MANHOOD. Failure is impossible menials from all over the world. our method. nave READ WHAT THESE PATIENTS SAY '. ItHitutt, Cl-.icafO .- BLAXCHABD. WiEH., March 28, 19» DEAX Sras-I have nearly finish«d my raurse of treatment. j^ self o different man. I cannot find words enough to praise undeiprpM SfiPtude I feel to™rd« jou. Your treatment iseimplymiiider^. fectlr cured. Bad thank yon a hundred tunes and will hslp roa all I cSi MajTSod bless you and yonr wort Yoare truly, C. E. P. cian* IiaUtvlr, Chicago: LOTEI, LA., Jane IS, 1996. MY DEAR FHJEros.-PleaM accept my thanks for the klndnww 5™ £«• donemn. LossenhaveBnt^relyBtoppediiad^sorhasretiirned. InroulIO.t- I am hotter tinn I have been for 15 year*. I do not fml like tho same man. All my friends when they neat me, say. " What have you bean doins? Jwwr »aw a Sin come oat, like you." Ever yoar friend. 1L P. U. a*! aitul,: HAVASi. N. U.Jan. 29. 18* <?FNTI nrxs —I trinh to express my heartfelt thanks for the remit of my reatment SSrina thelaSt wo Week, that I took your troatmant tha ImproT* m^VV^ramarkftblo- I I.uve had no emiaiioiu or other nympton. smoe tataM Tourmedioina. Myfricndgaraananrprurf at th« improvement in mrwmral appearance. Hoping that yon may qwr prosper. 1 ramam. lour, .onowely. Hundreds of similar letters are now on file in our business office, and all are bon» fld« expressions of permanently cured n??Ti. Do not delay writing to us. and remember that we are not only a responsible institution in svsry way, but ours is the largest medical institute in America that makes a specialty of SEXUAL AND NERVOUS DISEASES. Inclose 6 centa for po>uo on medicine, which is always plain!, sealed. PHYSICIANS' INSTITUTE, 1751 Masonic Temple, CHICAGO, ILL, "Whew! What would the children iay if they saw me in this rig?" The Csefnl Holly. If we believe Pliny, the Roman historian and naturalist, the holly is a potent tree, exclusive of its Christmas privileges. As far back as his time it was planted near dwelling houses to preserve them from lightning. The learned philosopher not only tells us this, but says that its flowers cause water to freeze, and that if a staff of its wood be thrown at any animal, even if it fall short of touching it, the animal will be so subdued by its influence as to return and lie down by it. As the American holly blooms in June it will be easy to try the effect on water. Holly has'also found a place in medicine, but it involves such heroic treatment that I fear the faculty will scarcely approve it. 'In many districts of Eng land the country people advise you to thrash your chilblains with holly leaves and assure you that it is a perfect cure: It may be." There it has also been recommended in a decoction of the: leaves for rheumatism and for intermittent fever. Lonicerus recommends it for a pain in the side commonly called "a stitch.'' Sheep and deer will eat holly in hard winter, and branches are fed to cattle for fodder in France when other food is scarce. The holly of Europe and the holly of the United States each will grow to be a tree of some 40 feet in height. The wood is even grained, white a= ivory, except in the heart of old trunks, and takes an exquisite polish. It has been much used for " inlaying." Many articles said to be of ebony, such as the handles of teapots, etc.. are holly stained. Santa Clans. Once upon a midnight dreary, as 1 pondered weak and weary over all the Christmas presents that a boyish fancy draws, while with sleep I tried to tussle, tried with all my might and muscle, suddenly I heard a rustle, like the noise of Santa Claus. Though with fright I fairly shuddered, for fright 1 had no cause—it was only Santa Claus. Then I listened more intently to the sound that crept up gently to my chamber, where my Bonder almost caused my heart to pause, and I heard the candy spilling, as the stocking he was filling; and I wished. I'd left a shilling there for dear old Santa Claus. And the noise I heard so plainly in the room adjoining pa's was only Santa Claus. Anxious now to get a peep, down the stairway did I creep, all impatient for a glance, although against the laws, and it filled my heart with dread, as with sudden fear" he fled and jumped into mamma's bed—naughty, naughty Santa Claus! And the stories that we hear HARPER'S MAGAZINE the coming y«r prepared to gi ;r of a ce ted by li OUR PROJECTS FOR A SICARACBAS CASAIi By HM. DA FID TURPIE EASTERN' S1BEH1A AND THE PACIFIC £y STEPHEN BONSAI. • to the reading public tha from the pens of the great liter ef glance over its prospectus ,1 PACIFIC PROSPECT T1IK COJUIEKOML IBPOKTAMt OF AX ISTHJUi.V CASAL Bu WORTIIiyiTtjX C. FOnil THE DEVELOPMENT OK Otll PACIFIC DOXAUC CIIAKLES P. LU.VWS RODEN'S CORNER-THE NOVEL OF THE YEAR <;»TOX MEKRIMAN author of "The Sowers." Striking novelties in short fiction will Postage free to nil sutscritcr* in I/it United S/a/a, Cattadt, and Jlffftca. Sub. $4 a year. Address HARPER & BROTHERS. Pub's, N. Y. City. Send for free protpectu* its Own Tracks. Having leased rtie tracks ol th» Gran- Trunk fiailway between Detroit and Suspension Bridge and those of the Erie B. R, from Suspension Bridge to Buffalo, the Wabash B K •will run its own trains irom Kansas City Omaha, Des Molne«, SL Louis, Quincy, Hanni U for gale «t principal Ticket Office* 0 The Pennsylvania Lines. It is honored one year from date of (ale, f«f Exchange 'l ickste over either of tbe following named Lines: Ann. Arbor umana, i>es jnumo-, c.- .^u^, xu ^^ Baltinxire 4 Ohio, bal. Keokuk and Chicago to Buffalo, being the m & OUo Southwe ,tern. only road f rem Missouri and Mississippi Biver Dllmlnu "' points having its own line and trains running nto Buffalo. Through cars from Kansas City, St, Louis and Chicago to Buffa o without change ITTLE IVER PILLS c- The mere dressing of the dish did not luffice, however. The ceremony of bringing it .'into ihe banquet hall of & SICK HEADACHE Poaitlirely cured by these Little Pills. -They also r^eve Distress from Dyspepsia, Indigestion arid Too Hearty Eating. A per- fact remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Dromi. •as, Bad Tastein tie Monft, Coated Tongue Pain in die Side, TORPID LIVER. Thef Regulate the Bowels. Pnre^ Vegetable, tmaU P1H. Smad ,e <J io » remedy for GonorrbiKa, Gloot, Sperm&torrhceo, Whites, unnatural . tion of m u co a 9 mem- or stlt in plain wrapper, by exprcfw, prepaid, for 11.00. or 3 bottlai. $2-75. CircuUJ Knt on rwjnest each year are as tum as summer gauza. Fraud stupendous—Santa ClausI A Christina* Gift. Chicago & Eastern lilincta, Chicago &;wesi Michigan, Cincinnati * Musktagum VaJtey, Cincinnati, Hamilton 4 Dayion, | Cleveland & Marietta, Cleveland, Canton & Southern, I Cleveland, Cincinnati, CbiMffO ft flt L ; Cleveland, Lorain & W heeling, Cleveland Terminil* Taller, Columbus. HocKlng Valley 4 Toledo, j Columbus, Sandugky t Hocking, ' Detroit;& Cleveland Steam navigation, i Detroit. Grand Bapidg & Western, ' Dunkirk. Allegheny Valley 4 rltuburg. ' E7ans ville & ZcdianapolU. BvinSTilie & Terre Haute. . Hnd'.ay. Fort W»yne t Western. Flint & Pere Marquette, Grand BapHs & Indiana, Indiana. Decatur 4 Western. Lake Shore & Michigan Bonthero, Louisville* Nashville. Between Laottrtle * I Cincinnati snd between St. L and BroncrtlM Louisvme, ETansvlUe * 8t Louto ! Louisville, Henderson 4 8t Louis. Michigan Central, ! New York. Chicago 4 Bt Lonis. 1 Ohio Central Lines, jrennsylvaiua Lioe* Weit of Pitttbar*. Peoria, Deeatur &BvansvIll«, PIttsburg & Lake Erie. Pitubnrg & Western. Pitttbiirg. Lisbon 4 Western, Toledo. St Louis * Kanss* CttJ Vandalia Line. Wabash Bailroad, Zanesville t Ohio river. The price of thf »e ticket* are Thirty £ each. Tbeyare not transferable l£tto Jjusedinitsentoetj »n«J «v-i™i-«i«* • • - - • purchaser, - "*" B. A. Ford, Gen. Paw. Agt. ntuburg. Fa 9«pt», UW Startling appearance in church on Sunday after Uhrisnnas of Uncle Hiram ia the new overcoat his city him ' In CSM* of barn*, ipralu, my of the • other accidental likely to come to tbe nuBMt Dr. Thomtj'Beleetrtc OO fifti mo*t loiUatrelief. -_.