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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

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Love Lightens Labor so does 5AHTACLAU5 SOAP. Thit great cleaner comw to woman's aid on -wash-day and every day. Makes her work a matter of love instead of drudg- cry. Try it. Sold everywhere. Made only by The N. K. Fairbank Company, CHICAGO. A BANKRUPT TEIBE. 1 Thotr Unbroken Run of 111 Luck eA a Game of Chance. Bow the lilaclc Klvor Imllnnn wer» Clennod Out by tli«i rtiyullups lu tb« Gnmt Twenty-Six IJ»y "Sine C»i'i»l«" Near Tucoiuu. Capt. Jack had to walk from the Puyallup reservation way over to the IS lack Elver reservation, savs the Tacomn correspondent of the San Francisco Examiner. Ho had nothing witli him except his clothes and his toinper, both of which were very much worn, from the results of the recent protracted "King gamble." The "sing gamble" is the great contest between two tribes of tho Puget Sound I-'lians for the trophies of the year and J^yiu-li blankets, wearing apparel, vc- ' jfjjllbs and horses as can bo spared to bo used (or stakes, mid sometimes more than should be spared. This year the "pot" at tho beginning of the gamble consisted of twelve Winchester rillus of tho latest pattern, eleven sound horses, seven buggies, one hundred blankets, forty-three shawls, an uncounted pilo of mats, clothing for men and women, some badly worn nnd some in good con' dition, but mostly worn, and forty-nine dollars in money This your tho "sing gamble" was '• held in the barn of Jako Tai-ngh, commonly known as Charley Jacobs, whose place is four miles from Tucoma. At tho beginning of tho "sing gamblo" sixty-seven old men and women, many of them wrinkled, many of them gray- headed, gathered at Jake's big barn, which hnd been cleared of all hay, grain and other stores. On tho ground,, which serves ns a floor, wore .laid two mats woven from straw and woods and flags. Bach of these mats was three foot wido and six feet long. Bctivecn tho mats was tho space of about three feet. Around these squatted tho serious gamblers of tho ancient races, many of them wearing brilliant, colored blankets, others arrayed in combination costiimea picked up at the reservation or in the town. As a necessary preparation to the game, the drummers, one for each tribe, took positions in front of their drums, jaacle of-horse hula drawn over ouc end of a stout frame two feotand six inches deep.' Beating heavily on these drums with sticks, tho sound is similar to that from a bass drum, save that it is more sonorous and is readily heard a distance of half a roilo. As the drums beat the Indians begin their chants'or wails, •tho men shouting: "Ui-ah, hi-ah, hl-ah," and tho women moaning au accompani- ,«jit between the shouts of their «ios, sounding something like this: JHn-nh, mm-uh, mm-uh." -Tho players gather around tho mats, seven being permitted ou each side. One mat is for tho Puyalhips, tho other for tho Black Rivers. Tho dealer for each side sits at the head of his mat, fingering deftly ton wooden chips about two inches in diameter and a quarter of an inch thick. Nine of these •ro'of the samo color, but the tooth is different in color, though similar in shape and dimensions. Tho shuillcr handles the chips rapidly, like an experienced faro dealer playing to-"5i big board. He transfers them from one hand to another, hides them under a pile of shavings made from tho cedar bark •growing close to the sap, resembling much tho product called excelsior. Flo divides the chips into two piles of livo each, and conceals each pilo under tho shavings. Mysteriously he waves his hands forward and backward, cross• wise and over and over, making passes like tho manipulations of a three-card montc dealer. The drum keeps up its constant beat, the Indians at the mats and those looking on with interest Clap their hands and stamp and chant in time to tho drum. Now is the time for the Indian assigned to guess to point to. one of tho two piles. The game is entirely one of cb-ince. tbere.be.mj: no possible means , for tho closest observer to detect in j which p'de the dealer places the odd colored chip. It is the custom of the game, however, for the guessman to ponder for some time before deciding which pile to select. This adds interest and excitement to tho speculation! Finally he decides, and with his ' finger points to one of the piles. The ! dealer rolls the chips across tbe mat to the farther end. If tho guess is right the side for which tho guesscr is acting scores one point. If the guess is wrong tho tribe to which the dealer belongs scores a point, and the other side takes the innings—that is to say, the deal. John Towallis was captain of tho Puyallup team, and now is tho most popular man in the tribe on account of the remarkable victory of his side after the session of nearly a month, and also on account of the quantity and value of tho pot. Capt. Jack, the leader of the unsuccessful Black River team, proved a thorough sport, for, in addition to his contribution to the stake of his tribe, ho staked and lost his greatest treasure, it big knife, his principal decoration, shiny brass rings, all his money (sixty dollars), his watch, his rifle and his harness, his buggy and his horso. He advised his companions on the team to bet everything they had except their canoes, lie insisted that they should keep those, in order that they might have some way to get home. He was not so careful of himself as of them, for ho had to walk when the time came. Some of tho men and the squaws who paddled homo in their canoes felt tho sharpness of tho weather, for shirts and trousers were exceedingly scarce when the sixtieth stick had- gone to tho Puyallup end of the board. At Uie last part of the gamble tho Black Rivers plunged wildly. The run of luck of the Puyallups had been constant, and Capt. Jack announced to his followers that this could not continue. Luck must turn, and here was a chanco for them to get every movable thing, except that which belongs to the government, transferred from the Puyallup reservation over to the Black-River res-, crvation. Elis men were quick to follow his suggestion, and tho result is that poverty is intense this year at Black River, and the Puyallups are having a boom. Easily, Quickly, Permanently Restored. N«rron«ne«Mi, l>o!>nif )-. and (ill tha train "Oi oC evils froai early errors or y l:iu ' r t -'-' cc «*-/ s - iJ>« results of overwork-, sickne**. worry, cir. 1^11 strength, devet- o'Mneniond lone given to cwry orpin »nd pardon ofihebcxly. Simple.nat- ""'' methods. Immwli- , ... ,/»;i I I IVi-Vato improvement swn. .l"»lluro fmpos-Mblf. :iOOO referuncoa. Book, •,«j{I»DatioD. and vroois aiailed (toOed) free. ERIE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N.Y. REVERSED BY A COLLISION. An Old Bralcemiin Tflln of » Qimer Railroad Accident In thfi Yt'oit. "Tho most remarkable wreck I was ever in,""said an old brakcmau to a Louisville Courier-Journal man, "happened on thu Short line between Pev/ee and Board's some years ago. It was a freight -wreck. I had charge of the La Grange accommodation and was bound in to Louisville. VTo were following hard upon the trail of train No. Si, •also bound for Louisville. Train No. 14 was coming in our direction. It had been delayed some minutes at Pewee, but expected to make up the time and sidetrack between Pewce and Beard's on schedule time, so that train No. S3 •would have the right of vva}'. "The delay was what caused the trouble. Tho sidetrack I am telling you aboitt was just behind and under a hill. Train No. 14 had just backed on to the sidetrack, and before the switchman could shift the switch train No. S3 came dashing- around tho hill. The engineer saw tho danger. He turned do-(vn the throttle with a hard shove and whistled 'down brakes.' His efforts were of no use, however. Train No. S2 turned in on tho sidetrack and went crashing into No. 1*. All the cars of tho train, fourteen; were stripped off tho track as clean as if they had been peas in a pod. The shock of the two trains mooting was, of course, terrific. The whole of train No. S'J, including the locomotive, toppled off the track. Remarkable as it, may seem, only the cars of No. 14 were thrown off'the track. "When the two trains struck tho engineer of No. 14 had his hand on the throttle, about to stop his train. The shod; threw him out of the cab and the •wrench threw open the throttle again and reversed the engine. When tho j cars had been stripped off the track the ; locomotive went 'wild' dowu the track j toward La Grange. We of tho La j Grange accommodation had by this ' time nearcd the curve. I was at the head of the train as lookout. I heard j the sound of a locomotive approaching J 'and signaled the engineer of our train to reverse his engine. He had hardly time to jump to the throttle when the wild locomotive crashed into us. I was . thrown, I reckon, fifty feet, and came out of it with two broken legs- No one else was hurt, but the La Grange accommodation was a day late. No, I don't railroad any more." | PICTURESQUE FIGURES. A Few Landmarks That Still Linger In the Creole City. The FaMtDC Aw»jr of tbe Creole S«*ro uxl the Trade* Monopollied by Him -The Flwlne Seller and Pole Peddler. ISpooInl New Orleans (La.1 Letter.! What is known as the "Creole negro" is gradually disappearing from the picturesque "French quarter," not so much from the advance of enterprise, but from the advance of time—old age. Nothing advances In the French quarter excepting the price of board and room rent during Mardi Gras and other holiday festivals. The "Creole darky" is a descendant of the West Indian negro, repudiates the African negro alliance, and claims to be a "Frenchman." He thus draws the color line, or rather that of caste, and I'LAP.INE SELLER. )s a distinct picturesque type. Like the .Bourbon French of the Latin quarter, he refuses to learn English, .and not being sufficiently intelligent to speak French utters a patois that is neither English nor French, Jind is mostly shrugs and intonations of the voice. The "shimmer," with an eye to picturesque types of humanity, finds them in the old French quarter, wliich is a mixture of French, Spanish, negroes of all shades, and Italians. The "hotels," uifis, "pensions," and "absinthe salons" are kept by the French, while the "Creole darkies" compete with them in running lodging- houses. At every see- ond door, almost, swings the tin sign: C/tamlfre* a. Gcernicr a, Loiter. These musty old building's, much older than their inhabitants, are entered through the usual dark, damp, and often ill- smelling court. The room hunter is shown an "apartment" bearing every evidence of antiquity. The furniture is of French design, heavy bedsteads, almost immovable chairs, many very unsteady, and large round, heavy center tables, all carved after the styles in vogue before the reign of terror, or during the first empire. One would think almost that these melancholy descendants of the emigres were as old as the furniture in their rooms. Some of the houses are of the French style of architecture, and others are of Spanish, and nomc are of both—the walls and general plan of the French style, with a Spanish roof. These are the oldest buildings In the city, and there are only a few of them remaining. These hov-ses were built by the French colonists, and when the Spaniards acquired the country by gift from the dissolute French king, 'many of the French returned to France. As the buildings decayed the Spanish added a tile roof.' The walls of brick and cement still stand, and the tile roofs are equally lasting, evidences of the solid architecture of the French and Spanish Creoles, s The inhabitants of these quaint houses of a past age, French, Spanish or quadroon, also preserve the habits and customs of their ancestors. The windows, iron-grated as a jail, are POKE TEDDLEB. dosed at night, even in summer, for then the ah- is laden with malaria and | mosquitoes. The roofs extend over the I pavement, or banquette, which forms a coal retreat for the absinthe drinker, ! smoker, and the gossiping feminines in , the evening. During the day this ; space is utilized for the airing of the i familv linen. The Spanish houses have : the additional court, with galleries . facing upon it; and here is washed the j family linen, and, incidentally, the; tenora* .also, air that of the neighbor- j hood. I But this element is passing away, ana j tn a few years the genuine "Creole darky" and the olden time French of Bourbon type, will -be extinct. With, them will go the household relics of their yonth and of their ancestors. The newer generation of French, as well as the latter day colored element of negro-Creole descent, are inclined to be progressive,, and shock the older (dement by crossing the dividing line of Canal street, and imbibintr American ideas:' 1 ' "" • • • • "' •" '"'" This fading away of old "landmarks" is nowhere better seen than at the French market—the first ''natural object of interest" that every tourist visits. The famous "Creole coffee" with the Creole in her red bandana and white apron, pouring out pure dripped Mocha or Java, almost strong enough to break the cup, is not seen. The stands are run by others with whom the making of coffee is a lost art. Instead of the pure article, and those white, light, digestible crullers we used to get for a "picayune" (five cents—or, more exact, SLY and one-fourth cents), we now get a weak dilution as black as soot and as bitter as an acorn, with greasy doughnuts, good only for paving stones. Only a few of the old-time darkies are found, and they mainly sell piarines — cakes made of pure white sugar, chocolate and cocoanut. They sit at their stalls, or in front of the market, all day, selling sugar cakes. If the sun shines down rather warmly, the old dames raise their umbrellas and sit, waiting for "customers, humming an olden time song of the "good old days before the war." The little children, who accompany then-mothers to market, patronize the plarine seller. They arc awarded plarines for being "good children." The plarine is a Creole confection, and it seems that they alone know how to make it. so pretty'with vari-colored chocolate, and so toothsome. The Creoles continue the old custom of marketing. The roadame of the household comes with a house servant, or pcrhaos a negro boy, to carry the basket. "The madame's little children come along merely to see the other children and to attend early mass with the mother after the marketing has been finished. They are usually dressed in becoming black, and, after the last vegetable- has been purchased for the native gumbo, without which a Creole dinner is incomplete, the morning paper is purchased and sent home in the basket. Another feature that is not quite extinct is the Choctaw Indian women who soil gumbo filie—that favored dish of the French. But these Indians are not as picturesque as those of a generation ago. They bear traces of ciTiliziition and wear civilized clothing. They sit as silent as statues, with their 'baskets and sacks of gumbo filie spread before them, with eyes cast upon the ground, never asking 1 anyone to purchase. All around arc noise, confusion and shouts of "Come, buy some niee fish!" "Sweeta banana, all ripe!" and "Oranges, ten cents a dozen!" Hut they have a corner on the market, and know. that this queer stuff is in demand. A small remnant of the once powerful Choctaw tribe live across Lake Pontchartrain and follow the vocation of making trinkets for sale. They make water-tight baskets of various designs and shapes, and ornament them witli AX OLD NEW OKLEANS'UOUSE. pictures of fish, deer and other animals and fowl. The women gather sassafras leaves, gratw them into line powder, nnd bring the stuff to market—walking about five miles. The green powder is called gwiibo Jltic, because it is used in the manufacture of gumbo soup. The leaves are pulverized by grating; and filif literally signifies something that is refined to the finest particle—or, something that is finished. Another landmark, or picturesque figure, that is passing taway is the professional "pole seller." They cut from the banks of bayous near by long- slender polos, trim them and sharpen the butts, and bring them into the city, shouting, as they walk the streets: "Poles! poles!" They shout alternately injjatou and an attempt at English. Cut the articles speak for themselves; those who need poles to hang clothing upon, or to prop growing trees, hail the passing peddler. All are familiar with this peculiar form of street cry. which is as distinct from the cry of any other peddler as is the blast from the tin fish horn dissimilar from the plaint of the charcoal man. The pole peddler carries his dinner along in a basket, for he makes a canvass of the suburbs also, anil he gathers up manv little presents on the journey. On his return his basket is laden with cast-oftshoes, hats and other articles, wliich his "pickaninnies" arc glad to get. A darky very seldom goes anywhere without a basket. They are always ready to receive, and the white people knowing their traits and expectations most always give some trifling article to the darky peddler, though they may not have much themselves. There is some recompense, however, in the darky's manner of 'rendering thanks. He "invariably invokes upon the giver.the blessings of the "Good Master above,'" or .hopes that you will "go to Ilebbin when you dies." The plarine seller and pole peddler are very profuse with thanks when they make a sale, and it is very amus- 1 ing to hear the smiling- old colored • woman say to one of the children as j she hands out a toothsome plarine: ; "May de Good Lord love you, .honey." j These are the few "land-marks" that; still linger in this quaint old city—the I last of the Creole davs of the cast u-en- | for Infants and Children. •HIRTY 7»«r»' ob»«rT»«on of CaatorU with th« p«tro»»«» •£* mUMon* of ponon., permit na to »pe«Jc of it without yawing. It it nnqqeitton*bly th» t»»t remedy for Iirf«jt» «ad Chjldr tho world hai «T«r known. It i» hannl«»». CMI<b^» M*« it. five, them health. It will »«T« their UTO.. 1». it Motlw. hart* which i» «b«olutcly a»f« an child'* mcdiotno. Ca«tori« destroy* Worm*. Cft»tori» allay* Fevtri»hne»m. Ctt»turl» prevent* vomiting Sonf Curd. CaatorU onrei Diarrhea* and 'Wind Coli«v Castorla relieve* Teething Trouble*. Caitorla onr«» Constipation and Flatulency. Criteria neutralise* the- affect* of oartonio itcld ga» or poi»onouj »Jr:: Caatoria dog» not contain morphine, opium, or other narcotio property. CantorU aa»lmilatoi the food, regulate* tho utomach nnd towel., giving haalthy and natural iilccp. Caatoritt 1. pnt ap in on»-«i«e bottle* only. It in not »old in tnllt. goat allow any on» to «ell yon anything el»e on tho ple» or that it i. "jaat a«. good" and "will anixrer every purpoie.^ gc« that yon get C-A-S-T-O-R-I-A. The f«.o-«imil« aignatnrn of 0^S7 ii on y Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. TKABC HAJUC. IN THE: WORLD i For keeping the System In a Healthy Condition. CURES Headache*. CURES Constipation, Acts on the Liver and Kidneys, Purifies the Blood, Dispels Colds and Fevers. Beautifies the Complexion and K> Ptoaslng and Refreshing to the Tasto. SOLD BY ALL. DRUGGISTS. nicely illustrated elKhty-pajrc Lincoln Story Bool; riven to crery pal-chaser of rr Incolu Tea. Price 25c- -A-tlf your drnireUt, or I.IMCOUI TEA Co.. Fort Wayne, In*. For Sale by W. fl. Porter. .CYCLES, ARE THE HIGHEST OF All HIGH GRADES. -Warrants! Superior to nny Blcycls 3U1I5 l;i Hie World KegHrdlcxn of Price Built ;ind eoarant«ed by the Indiana Bicycle- Co., H Million DI llnr corporation, wbosa IWHJ )s as good a.- cold, D 0 cot buy « w!H"el until son- have seen Ilie WA7KRLKY. Catalogue toe. Good a«ents wanted in everj towu. Scorcfter 21 Ibs., $85 I Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. A "A HANDFUL OF DIRT MAY BE A HOUSEFUL OF SHAME." CLEAN HOUSE WITH SAPOLIO cration. " But tho French raarkct-its glory has departed for the sightseer. J. JM. A HUMBLED DANDY. The Heartleu Trick TUyed Upon Him by Lorn Bandolph Cfcaruhill. At an entertainment once, where Lady Randolph Churchill was playing on the piu.no, says Kate Field's Washington, a tall yo-uth was observed paying a languid a.nd rather insolent attention to the music, standing close enough to the performer to have his comments easily overheard by her. "Lord Randy" was close at hand, too, and presently heard the rapid youth remark: "Deuced fine music, you know, but it lacks weal soul—it hicks weal soaL" To the critic's astonishment, a muscular young man, with a big mustache, whom he had not noticed before, whispered in his ear: •For a shilling I'd ivallop the life out of you!" He hastened to withdraw, hut without discovering the identity of the author of the menace. Tbe nest day, to his delight, he received an invitation to tha ChurchiUs' home, which he accepted with avidity. On entering the bouse.he was met by his threatening neighbor of the night before, who, he at once discerned, must be Lord Randolph. He proceeded no further than the entrance hall, for Churchill beckoned to the drawing-room, and out floated Lady Churchill "This feUow has come to apologize to you for his remarks of last night," hissed Lord Randolph. "Xow," to the stranger, "down ou r.our knees!". Down went the dandv. lisping out tbe most abject pica for forgiveness. Then he was turned over to a footman to ho put ignominiously out of the door, while the host followed his retreating figure with a roar of da- risive laughter. • • • A Drcmn ond lt« Fnlflllm^nt. A young man. living in Florencev- drearoed that he had been bitten and mortally wounded by the marble lion, which stood with open JM.WS in front of a certain church. Walking past the- church with a few friends on the following day he told them of his dream, and placed his hand m the lion's mouth,, with the -.rords: "-Co T .v bile me.'" At. that ver" instant, lie felt a violent pain T fora scorpion ihal lay concealed in the lion's jav,-s hod stung him bo severely that he died in a few hours. MERCURIAL POISON results from the usual treartficntof blood troubles' by-which the eysctm is filled trith mercury and. potash roirtureo—more to be d raided than the dii-eaxe—and in & short wl) ile is In a Trorw condition than before. RHEUMAJISMgSjl and aching Joints make life miserable. SiS. Jr a reliable cm* for mercurial .inctmis.ttem. and aflbrto relief evem after. — all ebe has failed. Hi» guanuiteed purely vegetable, and mbaolntdr hmrmlam; take DO (Ob- j ititnte. Bead for oar , oo Mood and ikln dlmaiea. mailed ire* to any uJ 8WIFT SPECIFIC ROHPAXY, A

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