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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, April 10, 1895
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Lightens Labor so does 5AHTACLAU5 SOAR Thi» great cleaner comes to -woman's aid oo wash-day and every day. Makes her worlt a matter of love instead of drudg- *" ery. Try it. Sold everywhere. Made only by The N. K. Fairbank Company, CHICAGO, CROWS NOT TO BE TRUSTED. A CuriDlnj Bird'* ScrsitiiKiim t" Get Food at » Hunt*™' Cum p. "A crow is the slickest bird Hying when it wants to be," said Liffe Thom- uer as he sat on the edge of a. soap box at Williams' store at Long Hill Centre, says the N'ew York Sun; "and to prove it 1 will tell a circumstance that occurred when it party of us were camping at Canaan Mountain pond last fall. '•There were an almig-lity lotof cro%s around the hut wo occupied, and one day I brought out my gnu and shot into a flock. AH escaped my shot 'except one, which was lying on the ground •wounded. I went to tho place and picked the wounded bird up and found that its left leg had been broken by the shot. Talcing tho crow to the hut 1 amputated the leg, and taking a hot coal from tho firo 1 burned the stump so that it would not bleed. The bird •was then allowed to go at .liberty, but flktcad o" leaving tho vicinity of tho ^Jlnp it hung 1 around rind the boys would feed it with crumbs from the table, and It became quite tamo. It would como limping into camp just 'like a veteran after his pension. "At about meal time the crow could bo expected at first, but tit lust its visits became more frequent. Ono of tho boys hinted that tho bird wo were feeding was not the victim *»f my gunshot, nnd in investigating this theory wo found out what a great deceiver tho crow is. Up tho alloy leading to tho spot where tho bird had boon in tho habit of receiving its food there hopped one day a flno black crow. There was nothing about tho bird to show that it was not the samo ono that had been the object of our bounty so long. It had only one leg, so far as wo could sec. " Til bet that ain't our crow,' said ., Charley. " 'Yes, it is, too,' 1 says; 'it has only ono leg.' " 'Yon wait and sec,' says Charley. and away ho hurried, and returned with his gun. Kuising- it and taking careful aim, ho fired, and tho bird stretched over on the ground dead. U'e mtide an examination, and sure enough tho bird had two legs as good and sound as any bird flying. When it had come into oar camp it had hitched tho other -up under . its wing ^,o as to deceive us nnd secure food. It must have watched • -us feeding the wounded bird nnd saw an opportunity of securing food by imitating that one. All crows are so near uliko there is no identifying one, and tho only way we knew ours was by tho ono leg. When such a clever imitator attacked us wo were badly fooled. I do not know what became of the real •wounded bird. It never showed up after tho other was killed. I don't know but that wo had been feeding * ' " > bogus biid for the real one for eks beforo we found out our mistake it was." TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. A Blrd'n-Eyo View »r the Cultotl States In 181 (». In 1S70 the United States covered tho .samo tract of. the earth's surface as now, amounting to -1,000,000 squai-o miles, suys Scribner's. Uardly more than a fifth of this represented tho United States of ITS'.). About a third of tho vast domain was settled, the western frontier runti'my; irregularly parallel with tho Mississippi, but nearer to that stream than to tho Uocky mountains. The ecnU'r of population was forty- eight miles east by north of Cincinnati, having moved westward forty-two milos sinco TsGO. Except certain well-peopled . sections on tho 1'acilic slope and little • civilized strips in Utah, Colorado and Sew Mexico, tho great, west had but a tenuous population. Over immense regions it was still un Indian fastness, rejoicing in a reputation which t'cw could verify, for r.iro scenery, fertile valleys, • rich mines and a wondrous climate. The American people numbered SS,- 35S,S71 souls. In tho settled parts of our country the population had a deu- . sity of SO.a persons to tho square mile, southern Now England being tho most ' closely peopled. Much of western Pennsj-lvania was in the condition of the newest states, railroads building- as never before, population increasing-ut a remarkable rato and industries dei every hand N J'etroleum, "which Dclorethe civil war had been skimmed off the streams of tho oil region and sold for medicine, in 1870 developed a yield of over 5,000,000 gallons in Pennsylvania ulone, more than ten times as" much as a decade previous. The west was rapidly recruiting itself from the east, the city from the country. Between 1700 and 1S(!0 our urban population had increased from one in thirty to one in six; in 1S70 more than ono in five dwelt in cities. EXHORTIN 1 DOWN IN GEORGIA. Colored rronclier'i Dn»crlptlon of the Trip to th» Lund nf rrora!»«. Straying into a darky church in the "low country" of Georgia, says a writer in the New York Tribune, I happened upoa a real "cxhortin'," which is a very different aft'aLr from an everyday "moctin'." A toothless, white-haired old preacher had reached tho red-hot stage of "his disco'sc;" singing and swaying lie was shouting out a protest against "do trials ob do present life, broddern," and picturing with lusty roars tho contrasting joys "ob de life ebbcrlastiu'." He used his text—which seemed to havo nothing in common with his remarks—to fill up the waste places, ringing it in whenever ho ended one thought and before he started on tho devious paths ot another. He seemed to vise it on the samo principle that a stuttering man swoars or whistles, to launch himself successfully upon a sentence. "An' blow yc do trumpet all aroun about de camp! What is you niggahs good fo', anyhow, down in dis vale ob teahs? Yo' ain't no 'count in do per- sidcrashun ob do white fo'.ks, onless it's do votin' time in de city! An' broddern, takin' in do sistern, don' yo' know dat down on de yearth yo' ain't got no holt nowharlongsidc ob dc white fo'ks? Yo' hycar a po' ole niggah now, an' yo' know hits dc truf he's a tellin' yer, an' yo' jcs' better done come dis day to the Lawcl. When yo' go to make a little jant oil de railroad train, yo' can't go in do white fo'ks' waitin'-rooin in do cyar- shcd, an' yo' can't go in do white fo'ks' cyar on de train, yo' done gutter go in do place fo' de black fo'ks. lu de schools yo' can't run up agin deia white fo'ks, yo' inns' allcrs stay wid de cullud peoples—(an* a, heap sight better com- p'ny (Icy is, too!) Yo' can't ebon go to do white fo'ks' chu'ch to hear -do word ob rtc Lawd ob us all, onless yo' set in da spcsheral seats fo' de cullud fo'ks"— (voice very loud and sing-song here) "but when we git a ready—for to lace up—dcm, a gol'en shoes—an' to tic on— dom or white wings--brass de Lawd!— an.' to cross obcr—dat ribber Jordan— an' go thu'—them a pearly gates—into Canaan up there—we won't find no black fo'ks' waitin'-room! Be gospel train'll tako us right into dc presence of the great white frone. An'do black man shall be dere, and do yaller man shall be dere, an'—an' de red man an'— an' de blue man! An' blow ye do trumpet all aroun' about dc camp!" Turkey Stopped tlio Train. Swarms of locusts are well known to have stopped railway trains, but up to this time it was probably never heard that a single turkey had power to accomplish that feat. How it was done, in Oxford. Pa., is described in the I hil- adelphin Public Lodger: The engine w:is pulling hard on an up-grade, and passed under un overhanging limb of a l:.,r"o tree in front of si farmhouse. On the limb wore several turkeys at roost. The exhaust steam .w:is so strong- that it knocked alien turkey from her perch, and she came down upon the bell-rope. The bell rang, and tins engineer brought the train to a halt! Then, of course, the condactor hastened forward to know what was the matter, and cue of the trainbands discovered the bird still tilting upon the rope, and giving utterance to notes which, it is fair to presume.'were expressive of surprise. The men set up a roar, the bird took wing, and the engine again began to puff. —Duiks—"lUamed if 1" could understand why they call 'em officeholders." Danks—"Humph! It is easy enough to see that you never tried to get an office away from one of 'em."—Buffalo ON THE OCEAN WAVES, Transatlantic Excursions acd People Wio Go on Them. Scene* »t the Departure from New York— ProTlnclal UUtrlcU Are Relied Opon Chiefly to FnmUb tue FMMD- gen oi the Ship. The outgoing ocean steamers on regular lines are not carrying many passengers these days, says the New York Sun, bnt an occasional transatlantic excursion starts with a full complement. To witness the departure of such a steamer -will convince one that the United States as a nation is far from being in pecuniary straits. Excursions to New Orleans, Florida or Montreal may be considered as side trips in comparison with a tour of many thousands of miles, crossing the ocean twice, taking in southern Europe and northern Africa, and requiring two or more months oi time. It would seem as if the question of expense cut little figure wh(;n the manager of such a trip has succeeded in convincing people that they will get their money's worth. The experienced manager of any enterprise of. this kind knows that lie must offer an apparent bargain. A shipload of, say, 500 passengers can be taken at much loss than regular rates, and they will afford the promoter a handsome profit. Many months of preparation are required. In fact, the first move is made early in the preceding summer. The country is divided into states or sections, and representative men :n-e secured to vouch for the affair. In this business, us in many others, the best support comes from outsidu of Xcw York. The proper sort of advertising 1 matter is furnished to the district or state manager and is distributed not "broadcast but to selected persons. The manager trios especially to get one or more big men in each section, taking them fret: if necessary. An ex-congressman or senator or governor is a good, attractive card. So is a preacher of note. Once a person decides to go he is expected to make a deposit as a guaranty of good faith, and some passengers pay the whole cost on the installment plan. A few days before the departure of such an excursion the ticket-holders be- r i-o nuEsns'cw SHORE. gin to drop into New Yo.vk to make- finu.1 purchases for the journey. It is inlLTC.st.ing to study these excursionists. They :ire typical citizens, and more than half of them wilt drop a few tears us they WILVO their hats, handkerchief^ und ih'ijjs and say good-by to those left behind on the pier. Not :i man, woman or child of thorn but has a love of country. They are supplied with all the remedies for seasickness, but nothing that prevents homesickness. From one little town comes the old doctor. Ho has worked hard perhaps for forty years, .and "has planned time and again to spend a few months in Europe. The time has come at last. Hi; has pushed collections, got a neighbor to take his practice and hud his life well insured, and now lie is away. There may be no one on the pier -that he knows and all his folks may be at home, but he climbs up into the rigging and waves his hat and' hurrahs like a boy, and the cold wind makes him wipe his eyes. "The majority of these people arc middle-aged. One sees an board many a husband :md wife. Occasionally these are aeeo:np:mied by it .small family of nearly grown children. All of the passengers luivc personal experiences to relate. One old xr.an tells of having saved money all his life for such a trip, and now that his wish is to be gratified ho is so thankful that he wants everyone to know it. In the crush a family have become separated. The father wants to be su'rc the son is aboard, and the wife, nervous lest she shall lose both husband and son, objects to his leaving her. The fretting lasts but a moment, for the boy turns up all right. Some of the folks from up the suite and near bv arc accompanied by friends, many of opposite sexes. They frequently hold hands, and some stand with arms around , each other. Many of these people have never seen a steamship before, much less the ocean. They are disappointed at tile size of the vessel. Before sailing- time many acquaintances are made. The ship docs not go, out like a regular liner. The first warning whistle for visitors to leave has little effect. Time, and again the sig- Perfect health is maintained by expelling: from the Ixxiy the decayed product of _ 'oafon with the terrible results following- tir.; absorption of excreta, is quiet . ^ _ LEMON TONIC LAXATIVE The refreshing properties derived from Lemous with the Tonic •S^tfft&Z^^ ,;M^^r;S^ • TONIC- LAX AT VE „ „ b .ren, but'"the crowd wont go. One mikes a remark about the cold ' weather and another comforts him by saying that three weeks from Sunday they will be in Jerusalem. Then some one starts three cheers, no one knows what for, but all hurrah-in tune, but late. The ship basks out and hundreds of little flags are waving good-by. COOKS FROM FArPcATHAY. Hen of Ye»«t and of Resources Th»t Ar« Superior to Keclpon. I had been expecting my Chinese cook for some time; his roll of bedding and clothes had been dumped at our door by the freighter three days before. Finally, just at dusk, I spied him as he came leisurely jogging along- over the Divide, carrying a tin pail carefully in his hand—that was his only luge-age. My curiosity was excited. What could that tin pail hold to precious that it must be personally conducted fifty miles by stage and eight miles on"foot? It proved to be yeast! , . Since then I have had hall a dozen Chinamen in my kitchen at various times, and each one came to me in this same way, equipped with his little pail of yeast. But as their bread is sweet and good whether made one loaf at a time or by the troughful, sixty loaves in a hatch, you do not feel like quarreling with them if they prefer their own private brand of yeast to 3'ours. How they make it is an enigma. A Chinaman is never out of yeast, yet I never caught one preparing it. He bailled me every time, just as he would .foil my every effort to watch him mix pie crust. There is either some superstition or a secret rite connected with yeast and pie crust that admits of no lookers on. Before 1 attempted to teach a China man anything new, I left him to his own devices for a week or so and watched results. Generally I found that in housekeeping the Chinaman ul- wa3's has an eye for appearances. This showed itself in many \tays. best perhaps in setting the table. With carving knives like razors, they sliced meats, bread, and fruit so that they looked most appetizing; their fritters never were iu tatters, their codfish balls ditl not ooze at the edge's, the pies never disgraced themselves by overflowing their banks, each macaroni potato strip, which they were fond of cooking, was an exact geometrical parallelopipedon done to a crisp. As a rule", Chinamen are good bakers, managing an oven admirably; the bread was neither over norunder done; meats were never dried up; they excel in cooking rabbit, chicken, and roast pig. The latter may not be as perfect as the "pink perfumed pig" sometimes served in New York restaurants, but the Hualapais Indians of Arizona pass no criticism upon the Chinese cuisine. They follow devoutly the trail of the Chinese roast pig processions to the burying-ground, and offer whole volumes of thanksgiving when the religious Chinese leave the pig to darkness and to them. These Chinese cooks, as far as I came in contact with them, also understand how to fry in boiling lard—nothing was sent to the table charred or greasy, and this was to me a novel surprise. Possibly they found it the quickest method of preparing food. However, that may be, they were never known to resort to a frying pan if hot fat would answer as well. Bub the Chinese love of appearances had another side to it. To be sure, the croquettes never lost caste by falling asunder; we wished they hud; they held together as compactly as though they-had been glued. We longed for a juicy cherry pic that could not help bub'run over; even a bowlful of jelly never quivered or shook". It couldn't, it wus starched too stirt'. Yet these were nothing compared to the Chinaman's cakes and pudilinprs. His loaf cake was never known to fall; it rose defiantly and kept on rising. Xolhinc 1 , not even a blast of aii- from an -lee factory, could have prevented it. It rounded up in tho center and broke open; it did everything that flour and baking powder could make it cio; it looked liUe a poem, but before it was cold it was nearly as dry as hard tack. Kut the puddings reached the climax of culinary art. Chinamen seem to hold a secret veneration for puddings, especially gelatine and bread puddings. A friend who boasted quite a superior cook, and who indulged freely in lunch parties, was in the habit of finishing off the luncheon with a most delicate charlotte russc. At this her cook remonstrated, contemptuously calling it "floth."' and asked to prepare the lunchcoa next time himself. She consented. Its courses were well chosen and well served, but when it came to dessert it was nothing more nor less than bread pudding, guiltless ot any flavoring whatever. .In Chinese estimation, bread pudding is the sine qua non. of a first-class dinnor.only excelled by snow pudding, which appears on festal occasions. Snovv pudding, skillfully tinted and lost in labyrinths of statelv frosting, is ushered in with greut'cerumony on Christmas and New Year's dav. " On:: might imagine that the gelatine jelly would have trembled like an aspen under such excitement: but io! there was not a trace ot vacillation. It had to be literally earvetl to be serve.i up at all, as a spoon made no impression on it. It tasted like frosted gristle, wholly devoid of seasoning, but it looked superb. In this" day of spec ialties. it is difficult to secure a Chinaman who is willing to undertake the general care of a house. It is only when isolated from other Chinamen that you find out his versatUitv. It is when off on the desert, awav from provision stores and conveniences to work with, that the Chinaman rises to the occasion. Empty tin cans serve in lien of saucepans: astray piece of sheet iron suflices for a fry pan; given a lard pail and a hatchet he will make a steamer; a small brad and a hammer and he will manufacture a grater; a piece of baling wire and he will twist you ..a. broiler. He knows how to butcher and dress -a beef; he will shoot and prepare game, even for Infants and Children. I OTHERS, Do You Know Batenmn's Dn>p8, Godfrey'* Cordial, many so-culted Soothing Syrup*, MC. most-remedies for children; are composed of opium ot roon>JilM>t Po You Know that opium and morphine are stupefying narcotic polaona t Po You Know that In most countries druggists ore not permitted to eeU narootte wwhout labeling them poisons t Po Yon Know that you should not permit any medicine to be eiwjn your cUU unless you or you • physician know of what it is composed 1 Po Ton Know that Castorta ia a purely vegetable preparation, and that s Bat* It* Ingredients is published with evuiy bottie ? Po Too Know that Castoria Is tJto prescription of the famous Dr. Samuel Pitchec. That it has b«u in use for nearly thirty rears, and that !0 o:e Caswria is now KM tta. of all other remedies for children combined f Po Yon Know that the Patent Offlco Department of tlie United. Stows, and ot other countries, havo Issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and his assigns U. use tto xvort " Cmtoria " and its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison offense T Po You Know that one of the reasons for RroniinK thin coveniment jirowcUon'™: because Costorla had been proven to be ab»olntoly harmlo.t,? Po Yon Know that 35 average doses of Castoria. aw finished for 3£ cent*, or ono cent a dose ? Po Yon Know that when possessed of this perfect preparation, your children n*r be kept well, and that you may havo unbroken rest » Well. the»o things are worth trowing. They ore facts. idgnatnre of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla^ ICYGLES, ARE THE HIGHEST OF HIGH GRADES. ........ Warranted Sn;wlor to nn>- Bicycle Buns i ........ In tlie World KrtimllPSior i'tlce ....... Built anil RmiwntteJ by tlie Inrttniw Co., dilution IMlnrcorporuUon. whose bOKlrfc us (rood a* ROM. r>o not buy B w!ie«l until yic have seen ilie WAVJiRLEY. ue Tree, r.onil usonts wanted In every town. ScorcHer211bs,,$85 Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. A IINJ THE WORL-P1 For keeping th« System in a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CURES Constipation. Acts on the Liver and Kfdneys, Purlfleo-thar, Blood Dispels Colds and Fevers, Beautifies tho Complexion and-to Pleasing and Refreshing to the Taste. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. *S-A nicely illustrated eisljty-paire Lincoln Story Eook citen to every purchaser <Kf*l of Lincoln Tea. Price 25c- Aslcy«irdni|,'trist.or TJufCOi-K TEA Ctt, Fort Wayne, lot For Sale by W fl. Porter. "A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BAH- GAIN." MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES 8 A POLIO cultivate your garden paten tor you, 11 it be worth while to plant one. He is no less adaptive in cooking. He- is wholly independent of recipes; if one ingredient is gone, he will substitute another. This repeated substitution of ingredients sometime results in a strange similarity of dishes made from wholly different recipes, but one always "has the assurance that when meal time com-'s the Chinaman will hs.vc something- in readiness, were his provisions restricted to a ham boae- Like every human species, the Chinaman can be watched to n:l vantage. P.nd it required no small amount of agility on my part to keep pace with him. I was measuring- out the ingredients for spiee'cake one morning-, and a cup of raisins was called for: Charlie Lee could only find half a cap. I. insisted there were plenty more in the cellar and I must have a full cup. I left the room for a moment. Quicker than, a flash he went to the tea kettle and po,.-ed in enough boiling 1 water to make the raisins swell and fill the cup. I returned in time to spoil his little scheme, much to his amusement. "Oh, you catchee Shollic; yon heap sabe me," and then he grinned like the Cheshire cat. I could not appear angry, though I tried .my best. But every one knows the Chinaman's fault; he can shirk work in a hundred ways and his cunning- is proverbial; but •when yon have said all against him, you can teach him to do almost anything you wish. He never chatters, and for an emergency he is invaluable. It 1 wereioroua-n n in a mining- or po out on a survey, or summer its. a mining canon. 1 would choose a Chinaman every time as my ai<le-de-eamj». —The Impress. To Drslro.v IIotliou»o JnficcW. A practical floriculturist who has tried many remedies for removing insects from house plants prefers above all applications a soap made from the oil of the fir tree. When properly used, he finds that it effectively dqe« atorry. with the "aps," "mealy "bug," and scale- In its place an emulsion made of, ttrc parts kerosene and one part milk that hus just turned .soar, diluted with fron; twenty to thirty parts of water an£ applied as a shower bath through, a. svriDffe. is a valuable insecticide, tested at one of tlie agricultural e.tpcri- . inent stations and found useful \vhc-rp. I coold c«t relief boot a m»t horrible bkMG disease, I hud ipejtSf hundreds of <3oil» ,<^ and phpjlcians. Hjy wncernuucamc « U ,...<1 my haircumeoui, la**- ia£Se perfccUy bild. l men went to BEFORE trylfeff 'VWiouS' : Tennxntt fimrprniLilscame. otT.an^ HOT anil decided*:) Slffi^tSiS^jJautotS^wisg ?n ^wS£fe^— HOK Shieveport, 1*. • AUt*U.Qk

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