Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 21, 1895 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, April 21, 1895
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-••••feSi WHITE HOUSE BABIES. Claustnttst have ran out o'Soap when he left you. 99 Even the children recognize Santa Claus Soap as one of the good things of life— and why cot ? It keeps their home clean and makes their mother happy. Try it in your home. Sold everywhere. Made only byi The N. K. Fairbank Company, CHICAGO. UfiAZE fOR BICYCLES. pivery Stable Keepers .Are Feeling the Effects Sorely. arlcod r»Ulne Off In the Cue of Homo* mid BnKCl«»—Th« Suncluy TruHIc Is In- Jarod Alr*»dj—Ulcycl* W»iron» » nU C>rrl»K«» Ar« Coming. So widespread has tho bicycling craze lecomo that the livery stable keepers jre beginning to feel the effects of it .wrely. It in the Sunday trade, the best paying trade in the livery busi- 10, that has fallen oft chieily, the ,™son being that, tho young men who Died to take their girl friends driving vnry pleasant Sunday afternoon now "" i them bicycling Instead at a much ler expense. A horse and buggy PUB,,* about flvo dollars for a Sunday Lfternoon, while a pair of Ucycles can t> rented nil day at two dollars apiece, • a tandem for about four dollars. t he natural result is that every Jack arho has a bicycle la teaching his Jill to ride, or if Jill is tho cyclist sho is in- ilsttng that Jack shall purchase or hire i wheel, so that ho can accompany her L her Sunday afternoon spins, and tho idemies whoro riding is taught are _J ot bruised but persevering learners a tho art of wheeling. , Walk along any of the boulevards of Mils city or Brooklyn, says the New fork Sun, somo fino Sunday afternoon md you can see tho result of this. There will be two bicycles for every Horse and buggy, and a good proportion of tho bicycling, you will find, is done In pairs, which means much loss custom to tho stables. A man up- ^wn who Is wise in the matter of horses said recently In discussing tho natter: "One outside the livery business can Lu^rdly bolicvo what a falling off in (trado thoro has boon since bicycling amo so popular. As long as It was .^flned to men It didn't make uiuch difference, but us soon as the girls bean to take it up our profits went fly- Q g. Why, oven as early in tho season ,» this, you can sec tho machines spin- |ning every decent roadway hereabouts, bat you see mighty few riga iith 'em- If it's that bad now, what rlU it bo when tho dry season comes ad tho roads are all easy lor tho Iwheels? "Why, a follow whose girl rldoi a -bicycle, and there's an awful lot of |'«m that do, can just toko her a spin- fnlng down to Coney Island, or off In the •Jersey roads, or up tho Hudson rivor, down on Staten Island for a good, ride, and get, back before dark, wo Hvery men con sit in our ..cables and twirl our fingers and won- Ider how we're going to make business •pay with no trade on Sunday, when [business ought to be tho liveliest and Iprlces tho biggest. Why, I'U bet that Iflfty per cent, or more of the girls that Inaedtomako the Sunday livery trado •profitable have learned how to rido •wheels. I tell you, for a fact, I know •three, livery men In this city, all of 'cm •prosperous', and all of "em old hands in •tho business, and they're going to give lit up this summer. I meb one of 'em •tho other day and asked him how things l-werc going, and ho told me he was go- ling- to quit, ' 'What's to pay?' I said. 'Made your Ipfle?' I " 'No,' Bald he, 'but I don't want to • lose what I have got. There's noth- linff in horses. I'm going into a better line, where there's money.' " 'What's that?' I asked. " 'Bicycles,' said ho. 'Don't hav 1 ^ to groom 'era, dont have to feed 'eccwnd ^they don't got sick and cost yon "vet" jbllls. Bosidea that you c4a get prices for 'era where your horses won't bo iired out enough to get exercise. Tbero'a no money in keeping horses until thoy roake a law declaring "bicycling a criminal offense, for everybody is struck on itho wheels, and if something dont iappcn you won't see any horses in this •city » few years .from now except on {drays and street cars. No more horses for me. I'm going to get in out of tho xata,' said ho, and I gnoss he was protty near right. ; '"I .know it to. bo a fact that the biggest bicycle company in the country is now malting arrangements for the manufacture on a large scale of light wagons and carriages, made on thu bicycle style of steel wheels and rubber'tires. They chum that these equipages will cost less than a horse and carriage and bo only half as expensive to maintain, and that in five years they will be seen everywhere, and in ton years will have completely done away with the use of horses. I'm waiting- myself, and as soon as I see one of those things run I'm going to get out and get into something else besides the livery business." HUMAN GULLIBILITY. Why Interfere with thn Fools Who Enjoy •Hulng l*'ool«d? Belief in the magic arts is by no means extinct in some parts of Franco, and from the department of the Pas do Calais comes a curious story, says a i Paris correspondent. This time the in| dividual, who figured in the police ! court as having made various dupes ! through his professed knowledge of sorcery, was a coachman, who, by somo peculiar process of reasoning, was regarded by the ignorant as a past master in the occult sciences. One of his victims was a girl who was extremely anxious- to bo wedded to the object of her affections. Tho young man could not be induced to come forward, so she consulted the je'hu, who told her that she would be married in tho beginning of February. Sho put a certain sum of money down as an installment, and, although disappointed, was returning with the remainder, when tho police intervened and arrested tho jehu. Another dupe was a married woman, who wanted to ascertain whether sho had any chanco of obtaining a divorce. Tho cards wero propitious, .and she cheerfully unloosed her purse strings, but tho divorce has not been pronounced, nor is there any likelihood of such a termination to her troubles. Great amusement, on the other hand, ivas created by the deposition of a venerable dame, who declared that she was delighted with the- magician, as ho evicted an ovil spirit from her habitation. She had called on him with her daughter and ho had told them that the house was bewitched. On receipt of the sum of eighteen francs tlio coachman paid 'her a visit, and after shutting himself up in tho stable for ten minutes he emerged with the joyful tidings that ho had discovered "a fatal toad," and had driven it off the premises. From that moment, the old woman declared, sho had been at peace, and she wound up with the expression of her gratitude and of her confidence in tho great sorcerer. In answer to questions put to him tho jehu said that ho had learned it all in a little book that ho had lost. There were spells and incantations, "Very good. Repeat one," said tho presiding judge. "But they are in Latin," the man replied. "Never mind; go on. Wo shall understand all the same," exclaimed the judge encouragingly. The improvised magician, however, could not get out a word, but hung his head amid roars of laughter, and soon afterward he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment. Somo chimmo N.inie»- The Chinese are not entirely content with the names which dwellers in various lands have given to their countries, and in consequence they have invented names of their own for them, some of which are very apt and descriptive. For instance, France is called "1'Vko," the land of lawlessness-, Germany is "Te-ko," the virtuous country; England is "Ting-ko," the blooming land, and America is "Meiko," the beautiful land. The Care of Hone IJuHho, Cut back the rose bushes, so as to get more new wood. They can stand considerable shortening and will be bene- lited thereby. Rose bushes will not thrive on grass plats. They must be on rich land and kept clean o>f grass and weeds, while the soil should be loosened slightly on the surface occasionally. They" should Dot be cultivated ' too much. Simply keep the ground clean. Not One of Them Has Ever Really Come to Grief: But Some of the Ladle* VTho Dave Occupied the .llnnslou Have Had a U«- cldrclly Uo.nl and Cruel Time Since They Left. [Special -WashlBptoD Letter.! Grovcr Cleveland was once a working man; or rather a working boy. After he attained the years of manhood he ceased to labor with his hands and bended all his energies to the development of his brain. Hence, although a patient plodding law student and lawyer, in his mature years he never actually toiled with his hands for his daily bread. But he has been a laborer and a worker in the intellectual field for many years, and deserves commendation for the success which he has achieved. But this letter is not intended to be laudatory of Grover Cleveland. His little g-irls look up to him, however, just as the little ones look up to their fathers who carry full dinner pails •with them when they go to work in the morning, and bring- back their tin BABY RUTH CLEVELAND. buckets empty in the evening. They have no appreciation of the fact that their father is the head of a miffhty nation, with even more unlimited power than some of the monarchs of the old world. To live in a big marble building with nurses and servants to attend to them is natural; for they know no other life. If little Euth were told that she could not have milk, or cream, or candy, or bread and butter because "papa has no money and is out of •work" she would open her biff bright eyes in amazement. That sort of language would be all Greek to her. It would bo a foreign tongue, and she would stamp her little foot and order with anger that her demands be complied with at once. We may hope and pray that Ruth Cleveland and her little sister shall never know what deprivation moans. "While we are prone to envy the successful and prosperous in this world, we are not inclined to wish that others may suffer poverty or pain. No baby of the white house has ever come to grief, but ladies who have lived in tho executive mansion have known reduced circumstances in later life. For many years there has been a resident of this city, living on charity, who was onco the leader of the society of "Washington, and who was kuown as the "first lady of the land." In 1S42 the wife of President John Tyler died, and her daughter Letitia Tyler became tho domestic manager of the home of tho president until the close of his administration. Sho was beautiful, too; and her social reign was brilliant. Twenty years after the Tyler administration, at the close of tho civil war, Letitia Tyler-Semple, orphaned and widowed, in reduced circumstances, in actual need of money for food and clothing, went to Baltimore and opened a select school for young ladies. _ She was about forty years of ago, still attractive and beautiful, but proud of her family, proud of her wedded name, and unwilling to become the wife of another man; and so she worked with a will and succeeded. But her eyesight failed and her health broke down. Destitution stared her in the face, but she never complained. • Her circumstances, however, became known to the millionaire and' philanthropist, William.W. Corcoran, of this city, and he came to her rescue. In memory of his beloved daughter, who died while quite young, Mr. Corcoran established a home for ladies of gentle birth and breeding, and called it the "Louise home." Within a year of the establishment of this house of refuge, Mr. Corcoran learned of the condition of Letitia Tylor-Scroplc, whom he had known when he was a young man, and whose father, President Tyler, had been his friend. Mr. Corcoran went to Baltimore, saw the lady, told her of the establishment oi the "Louise homo," asked her opinion of it, and finally invited her to become its most honored guest. ' Sho demurred, ex~ pressing tho belief that her strength would be restored and that she would be able to care for herself; but Mr. Corcoran finally induced her to come to Washington and enter the homo. That was nearly twenty years ago, and she has lived there ever since. She is about . seventy-five years of age, tall, slender j and unusually erect for a lady of her I age. She is a thorough Tyler, with the ! strongly characteristic features of that famousVamily. Her hair is silvery white, I and the brown eyes, pleasantly smiling Con Perfect health is maintained by expelling from the body ihc decayed product of .^tion .tipation, with the terrible results following- tho absorption ot scrota « LEMON TONIC LAXATIVE. The refreshing properties derived from Lemo a5 rSiative principles of select vegetable products form an elegant tasting liquid Ladies W U1 find it of priceless value. Many cases of supposed Uterine Enlargement : pror *to ^^ through the gold-rimmed glasses, gieatti with brightness. Her memory is unimpaired, and she delights in recalling the time when she was the recognized leader in the society of the country and a qneen of the American court. For tbe past three years she has received a pension of eight dollars per j month, which, though .small, is yet un i addition to her slender income. In this I sumo city for many years her brother, i John Tyler, lived us an employe of the ; treasury department, anil they often saw each other aad tallied of old times v.-hcn they \vtre great and powerful. But .finally John Tyler, who had been private secretary to the president, became unable to attend io his ofiiciai duties, and charitable hands wero reached forth to supply the needs of the unfortunate old man, It is a rather remarkable fact that j the greatest vicissitudes cf life, usually j spanning a length of years, befell the j Tyler family during their occupancy of j tho white house, viz.: a funeral, two births and a wedding. And that grand •wedding, which attracted tho attention of the world, was the marriage of Letitia Tyler in the white house; the wedding of the "first lady of the land," who afterwards became the guest of the "Louise home," an institution of private charity, founded and endowed by a millionaire, as a monument to tho memory of a daughter beloved by him, whose taking away nearly broke his heart. But, returning to the girls and ladies of the white house, It is a singular fact that during the past season three of tho best beloved of these ladies have been residing in tho national capital and quietly mingling with the society In which they were once supreme, Mrs. Sartoris came here last winter and was welcomed by society with open arms. Sho was married in the whito house, where, as Nellie Grant, the daughter of the great soldier statesman, she was OQO of the brightest and most popular belles of the white house. She cm- bod'ed in her character the genial and unaffected qualities which for her father won so many friends. She conducted herself in all respects as a simple and happy girl; made friends by the score and was in everything as lovable as though her father were not a president and'herself the "observed of all observers." During her residence at the white house there was a series of lavish entertainments never before equaled in the history of the republic, culminating in tho historic wedding beneath the marriage bell, which robbed America of one of its favored daughters, and gave to England a matron endowed with the sterling qualities of Americaa womanhood. The details of her unfortunate marriage are too well known to be more than touched upon. The fact that it alienated her from her native land has been a subject of deep regret to a wide circle of friends. When, therefore, in her widowhood she sought the home of her former triumphs, it was with real warmth that Nellie Grant was welcomed. Little "Mollie Garfield came here last December with her husband and two little children. J. Stanley Brown was private secretary to President Garfield, and had been a friend of the Garfield family for many years before the nomination and election of the famous and good man who came to such an untimely end at tho hand of an insane assassin. Mr. Brown knew little JJollie Garfield when she was a child In short dresses; and he often petted her and caressed the child when he was stenographer to ^ EMON- TONIC* LAXATIVE " BEJOTT M'XEE TTHES HE WAS TUK WHITE HOCSE BA-BV. the great congressman and senator- elect, before he was a candidate for the presidency. During the long and wonderful struggle which the wounded man made for life, Stanley Brown was the mainstay and comfort of the stricken family. Mollie Garfield was then rapidly approaching womanhood. She learned to love the sagacious, loyal, honorable friend of her father; and, a few years after his death, she became the wife of Stanley Brown. They are to-day happy husband and wife, and theirs is a blessed home, for they have two little children, Rudolph, five years old, and Euth, a wee tiny mite of a girl, nearly three years old; and those children are the delight and comfort oi their lives. The daughter of ex-President Harrison, Mrs. McKee, has not visited AVash- in<noa for a long time. If she were here it might be difficult to impress upon her little son Benny the fact that the white house is no longer his home. He would want to break In and rule the place, as he ruled it when his grandfather was president. In those days everybody heard and read of Benny McKee, for he was a very lively little follow, full of ideas of his own. strong-willed, and somewhat self- willed; and petted even to the point of beinn- badly spoiled by his grandfather. By'the way, all grandfathers and grandmothers are over-indulgent, and President Harrison was no exception. Fortunately for their white house baby, the Harrison family in all its branches has been thrifty, and Benny MeKee will never need to suffer •want, nor be a subject of charity. SMITH D. FRY. »e« \ lady near here, says the Portland Exuress. recently made a cake to take for infants and Children. I OTHERS, Do You Know Bateman's Drops, GodfT^Tconl.al, many *HaOUM Soottog Syrups, «i most nsnedies tor cHMrca ar« composeJ ot opium or morphine T Do You Know that opium and morphine »™ stupeli-lDS narcotic I*^ ? Po Yon Know that in most countries druggists are not permi««J to sell narcotta without labeling them poisons f Po Yon Know that you should not permit, auj: medicine w be given your chfld unless you or you' physician know oi what it is composed ? Do Yon Know that Castoria is a purely vegetable preparation, and that a list ^ Iti Ingredients is published with every bottle 1 Po Yon Know that Cactoria is the prescription of tie famous Dr. Samnel Pitcher, that It has been in use for nearly thirty years, ami that ino:» Castoria i» new noVi tl^ of all other remedies (or children combined f Po Too Know that tho Patent Office Deportment of the United. Stales, and ot other countries, havo issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and hi* a^ip* to use the wort « C»«tori»" and its formula, and that to Imitate them is a staw prt-wn offcaw ? Pe Ton Know that one of the reasons for granting this eovcrorncnt prou-ction VTM because Castoria had been proven to be »b»olnt*ly hax-mleM? Po Yon Know that 36 »Ver» B e doses of Castoria aro furnished for 36 cent*, or one cent a dose t Do Ton Know that when possessed of this perfect preparation, your children m«r be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest ? Well, tho«c thing* are worth knowing. They are fact*. The ftto-»ljmllg rfgnatnro of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. IJfCOl TKAOCIUMC. IN THE WORLD I For keeping; the System In a Healthy Condition- CURES CUREl Constipation. Act. on the Liver and Kfdney.. Purlflw Wood.Dispels Cold8 and Fever3. Beautlflo* the Complexion and and Refreshlna to the Taste. SOLD *Y *U- OKUOQIST*. " of Wncolri Tea. Ptice 25c. -H«Jf fata druBfiat." lojrcoiji' For Sale by Ben Fifher. ICYCLES ABE THE HIGHEST OF AO HIGH GRADES. ....... Warranted Superior to BUT Bicycle -«ntj "_ ........ io the World Regarding* or Brlee Built and fnaritnteed by the Indluna Co., B Million m liar corporation, whoso -UOHfl ifc as good a* Kold. Do not bur a wneel until jot Dave seen the WAVEHLET. Catalogue Jree. Good agents wanted In _ , m 11* <t>oc 5001011612111)5., $85 .. Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind., U.b.ft to a society supper, and after It was well frosted set it out of doors to cool. When she went for it it had disappeared, and, not having time to bake another, she had to buy one to carry. The same afternoon a church circle, who were getting ready for a supper, were called out by a big dog, who was found in the vestry holding m hvs month a handsome cake on a pan. No one recognized the dog, but, supposing he had been sent by some one, the cake was taken from him, he giving it up cheerfully.' But on inquiry, later no one could be found who knew anything about the dog. The mystery increased until it came to the ears of the lady vt ho lost the cake, but even yet the mystwrof the dog's friendship for thaf particular church is unsolved. GROWTH BY MEANS OF EFFORT. Why nifflcoltlc* Thitt IJ»»et Oar F»ih« Are Real UlM»lnir». I do not think, says Dr. Mad area, it is a good thing to break down the children^ bread too small. A wise teacher will now and then blend with the utmost simplicity something that is just a little in advance of the capacity of the listener, and so encourage .a little hand to stretch itself out, and the arm to grow because it is stretched. If there are no difficulties there is no effort, and if there is no effort there is no growth. Difficulties are there in order that we may grapple with them, and truth is sometimes hidden in a well in order that we may have the blessing of the search, and that the truth found after the search may be more precious. The tropics, with their easy, luxuriant growth, where the footfall turns up the warm soil, grow languid men and our less smiling latitudes grow strenuous ones. Thank God that everything is not easy, even in that which is meant for the revelation of all truth to all men. Instead of turning tail at the first fence, let us learn that it will do us good to climb, and tnat cue lence Is tuere In order-to draw- forth our effort. EMBRACING OPPORTUNITIES. rindlBK it Chuco to 8p«*k ft Word f*w Chrlit and Improrlnt It, A lady, one writing to a young mm: in the navy who was almost a stranger, thought: "Shall 1 close this •» anybody would, or shall I say a word for my Master?" and, lifting- up her heart for a moment, she wrote, telling him that his constant change of »ceno and place was an apt illustration ot the word: "Here we have no continuing city," and asked if he could say: "I •eek one tfi.come."iTreinbling she foldr ed it and sent it off. Back came the answer: "Thank yom so much for those kind words! 1 am an orphan, and no one has spoken to m* like that since my mother died, long- vcars ago." The arrow, shot at a venture, hit home, and the young mat i shortly after rejoiced in the fullness ot' the blessing of the gospel of peace. How often do we, as Christians, close a letter to those we know have no hop* "as anvbody would," whco we might say a word for Jesus? Shall we not e.-n- brace each opportunity in the future! —Smit.hern Churchman. EGZEMAi From early cMM- bood there mxi hundreds who ««> afflicted wiUi tid*> terrible dineawu •which the medloi men and even Hot Springs fall to , bcD . e ^ t - j£-f- %£ hts made «. wonderful record la the cuieoC So^tiffordtorJttTb^leffec^of^ : enri«l«i»d potash j^""" «kii*mi* , i»blc, containing DO < or ro we»J of any kind. Send forourtrccliaeap and skin disoME SWIFT BPECinP co. Attou,a«. i

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