Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 1, 1891 · Page 2
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 2

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 1, 1891
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MISSION WOEK EN JBIJL Bishop Vidal Has Had Nineteen Arduous Years of It. s » Cannibal Race—Ho Goes Baolt to Franco to Got jlssistanco and Spread the Good Work Among , Other Savage*. Bishop Julien Vidal, of the Fiji islands, is spending- a few days in San 1 TVancisco on his way to France, where lie g-oes in search of financial aid and more missionaries to continue the work of Christianizing the South Sea islanders. He has spent nineteen years in the work, sixteen in the Samoan group and three at his present post since his appointment as bishop. Bishop Vidal is in the prime of life and of powerful physique. He is of medium height, and his face, which has been tanned by the tropical sun, is made yet darker by a thin black beard which he wears. His 'thick black hair is spotted here and there with gray, but the years have evidently dealt kindly with him. Speaking to a Chronicle reporter of his mission he said: "Twelve years ago the Fijians were cannibals. At the present day the 'Solomon islanders, among whom I intend to go, are cannibals. Bishop Epalle was killed by them three years .ago. This cross I wear belonged to 'liTm. In the Fiji group are 200 islands, •aBont 80 of which are inhabited. One lialand is 132 miles long and 110 miles -wide, and another is of about the same «ize. There are 135,000 natives and 1,800 Europeans in the group. In the .capital, Suva, there are 700 Europeans, land at Levuka about 200. There are jabcrat 300 Irish Catholics in the group. I Imvo IS missionaries and 19 sisters, ;Fifteen sisters are engaged as teachers Ijn the native schools, in' which there ijtre about 4,000 native children, and the (Other four are in the white schools. •There are 14 churches on six of the •principal islands. We have about 11,'000 native converts and ISO native iCatechists. We have prayer books, icatechisms and hymns printed in Fijian, and I am about to print the vespers and gospel in Fijian also. This work is done by the missionaries, all of •whom speak the native language. The printing is done on a small forty-pound A.FIJI WAEKIOR. press I took to the islands. The lan- jjuage is not hard to. learn and a missionary can learn to speak it well in six months.' We instruct the children in their own language and teach them .some history, geography and the four iroles of arithmetic. The books .are; in Ithe native language. The geography is a general idea of the countries of the world and we have about 40 pages about Oceanica. We also instruct them I in the history of the church since Jesus 'Christ. : "We have a few catechists, who we jeipect will assist us greatly in our t-work upon the Solomon group. About lone thousand Solomon islanders go to (Fiji to work on the plantations there, i and we have baptized some of them. Wo 'expect that they will live in villages to- 'gether, to which the missionaries will go and from which, with interpreters, ' theymav go out to work among the 'natives." I-want .about seven, more mis- 'gionaries, who will make twenty-five in |my diocese, which covers nine degrees ;of latitude, from 12 deg. south to 21 deg. 1 south, and 6.deg. of longitude. "The Samoans are far superior both physically and intellectually to the Fi- !jians, but the Fijians, being of a more 'zealous nature, make better converts. The Fijians are of a far more warlike nature than the Samoans. . The Solomon islanders resemble the Fijiana more than the Samoans. The Fijians ilive very simple lives, their only care Joeing to have enough to eat. Their 'dress, which is merely a skirt from the -•waist, troubles them but little. They dress the hair in many fantastic fashions. They have no use for money. The converts devote much time to prayer." Pinching Versus Pruning. Pruning, says T. T. Lyon in an exchange, is always more or less -injurious. Pinching, so far as it can be made -to obviate the necessity of pruning ^proper, reduces the loss or injury to a minimum. Young trees, pinched, at the proper height for the heads, will rarely start branches enough to form satisfactory heads; in which case these •branches must necessarily be cnt away the following-spring. In such a case the pinching will have proved of -little or no advantage. Trees pinched and Branched as suggested will thereby b* ..rendered more stocky. fa feipoultry 'must be kept confined parted the run should be spaded up daily for the hens to scratch in.—St. Xxmis Republic. , AN INTERESTING ANIMAL. The Cryptoprocta Jnst Received In En- rope from Madagascar. The zoological society of .London has. recently acquired a very rare carnivorous animal (Cryptoprocta fer.gp) from Madagascar. It has no English name, says CasselTs Magazine, but is general- y known as Bennett's Cryptoprocta from the first secretary to the zoological society, who named a specimen sent to Ingland more than fifty years ago. Since then specimens have been- exhibited in Rotterdam and Paris, but till now we have had no opportunity of seeing this animal in London. Rev. James Sibree, late a missionary in Madagas- BENNETT'S CJJYPTOPBOCTA. car, says that "when full'grown it ia about three feet long 1 , with a tail of equal or slightly greater length. It resembles a small leopard in shape, with a thick fur of a uniform warm brown. "It is greatly dreaded by the natives for its ferocity and destructiveness, and from its mode of attack appears to he like an immense weasel, but preying upon wild hogs and even buffaloes." This is about double the si?e -of the specimens in the gardens, which, though incessantly in motion, does not give tha visitor an idea of such terrible ferocity; and its canine teeth, which it displays freely enough, are scarcely larger than those of a full-grown domestic cat. This animal is extremely interesting from the fact that it forms a link between the family containing the cats and that containing the civets. Like the cats it can draw back its claws into protecting sheaths, though, •unlike them, it does not walk on its toes, but puts nearly the whole, surface of the foot on the ground. In the character of the skull, also, it occupies a position between the two families. It agrees with the civets in having a pouch just under the tail, and when violently enraged is said to emit a most disagreeable smell, like that of the skunk. A REMARKABLE WOMAN. She Has Just Attained the Great Age of One Hundred and Sixteen. Frau Margarethe Kreitschik, of Vienna, who has just attained the great age of 110, is certainly—if her baptismal record be a genuine document—the oldest woman we have heard of in recent times. She is still active, and personally sweeps and cleans up her own house, being able'' and always ready to ,,r, talk to visitors, for whom she has ever at her disposal a fund of anecdotes about old times. Aged as Frau FRAU KKEITSCHTS, OF Kreitsch i k is, yiESSA, AGED 116. she gets up every morning before eight o'clock and sets about her round of household work, which she goes through with conscientiously, even when necessary mounting a chair to dust the pictures on the walls. After this -she generally spends her-day seated at the window musing over friends dead and gone. She is -unable to do any cooking for herself, and her meals are brought her. She has lived in Vienna since 1824, her husband carrying on the trade of a wood-splitter. "SWIM, FISH, SWIM." A Kice Little Eipcrlroent That Will (Unnse a Company. Cut out of a piece of ordinary paper a fish of natural size, similar in shape, says the Detroit News, to the one in our illustration. In the center of the fish cut a hole communicating with the tail by a narrow canal. Fill an oblong shaped pan with water and place the fish on the surface so that the under, part.will be thoroughly wet, while the upper part will be perfectly dry. ' Propose to your audience to make this fish move .without touching or blowing on it. All you have to do is to let a drop of oil fall lightly into the opening; this oil __.'>> will try to 771.1 \ \TV\\\ N spread itself over the surface of the water, but this can only be possible through the canal. By the effect of reaction the fish will be pushed inversely to the direction taken by .the oil, that is to say, forward. This motion will last long enough to allow tha .spectator to see with astonishment the movement of a simple piece of paper on the surface of the water, without knowing how the effect has been obtained, unless an explanation is given them. IMPROVED LIFE.RAFT. Admiral Ammen Is Sure That TMa I» "Just the Thing." In this cut is shown Admiral Ammen's latest improvement upon the well- known life raft invented by him to meet certain war time exigencies. The admiral, writing in the Washington Post, is quite sure that he has hit upon "just the thing." A Eo»r Mute Cow. Alexander Skerkoff, the Russian veterinary surgeon, reports the case of a deaf mute cow. She is twelve years old, of Algava breed; belongs to a Kussian nobleman and has never showed sighs of hearing or been known to bellow. Seeing that other cows bellow she tries to imitate them, stretching out her head and opening her mouth; not, however, producing the least semblance to a sound. 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