Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on April 25, 1895 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, April 25, 1895
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»•»»•»•••••••••••• mmmm— Tell Your Wife that you have read that Santa Claus Soap is one of the greatest laborsaving inventions of the time. Tell her that it will save her strength, save her time, save her clothes. The merits of SANTAJUUSnAP The N. K. Fairbank Company, - Chicaga COUNTY JAIL CLUBS. A Queer Organization of Prisoners Behind tho Bars. ,Th» Koncnroo Court man It.' Vmrloul HlclulK— An Initiation Into tho MjHterlm nt tho Myil- tio Ord«r. The most interesting of these impromptu clubs is the one called in the vernacular "The Kangaroo Court." It is found almost entirely in county jails Ju which petty offenders arid persons awaiting trial are confined. During the day, writes Josiali Fly nt in Harper's Magazine, the prisoners arc allowed the freedom of a largo hall, and at night they lodge in colls, tho locks of which are sometimes fastened and sometimes not. Tho hall contains tables, benches, daily papers, and iu some' instances stoves and kitchen utensils. Tho prisoners can and do walk, jump, and play various games. After iiwhilo these games become tiresoino •end "Tho Kangaroo Court" is formed. It consists of all tho prisoners, and the officers are elected by them. The positions they [ill are tho "judgcship," tho "scarchership," tho "spankership," and general "juryship." To illustrate the duties of these various olHcials, I shall give a. personal experience in a county jail in New York state. It was my first encounter with "The Kangaroo Court," I had been arrested for sleeping in an empty "box car." Tho watchman found mo aud lodged me in tho station house, whoi',' 1 spent a most, gloomy night, wondering what my punishment would be. Karly in tho morning I was brought before "thosquire." He asked mo what my name might be, and J replied that "it might bo Hilly Uicc." "What, are you doing around here, Billv?" ho queried further. "Looking for work, your honor," "Thirty days," ho thundered at mo, and I was lod away to tho jail proper. I had three companions at the time, and after wo had passed tho sheriff and his clerk, who had noted down all the ftu-t.s, imaginary and" otherwise, that wo had cared to give him about our family histories, wo were ushered pell-mull' into tho largo hall. Surrounded in a twinkling by tho other prisoners, wo were asked to explain our general principles and misdemeanors. This over, aud a few salutations exchanged, a tall and lanky rogue criod out in a loud voice: "The Kiuigru will now klcctl" There were about twenty present, aud the v soon planted themselves about us in a most solemn manner. Some rested on their haunches, others lounged against tho walls, and still . others sat quietly on the flagstones. As soon as entire quiet had boon reached, the tall follow, who, by tho. way, was tho judge, instructed a' holf.- prown companion, whom ho nicknamed -the searcher," to bring- Ms charges against tho newcomers. Ho approached tis solemnly, and in a most conventional manner, and said: "Prisoners— you are charged with havin' boodle" in yer pockets. Wha' doesyo plead— guilty or not guilty?" I was tho first in liuo, and pleaded not guilty. "Arc ye willia 1 to bo scorched? 1 asked the judge. "1 am, your honor," I replied. Then tho searcher inspected all my pockets, the lining of my coat, the leather baud inside my hat, my shoes and soots, and, finding nothing in tho shnpo of money, declared that 1 was {rniltless, "You are discharged, " exclaimed the judge, and tho jury ratified tho decision with a grunt, A young fellow, a vagrant by profession, w;ts tho nc.vt case. He pleaded not guilty, and allowed himself to be searched. Hut unfortunately he had forgotten a solitary cent which was in his vest Docket. It was auicklv coafis- VIGOR "MEN Eiully, Quickly, Permanently Rwtortd. D«bllltT, and all the train "i of evils from early error* or J Inter excesses, the result* of 'overwork, sickiwsa. worry. etc. full strength, dovel- opinentand tone (tlT»n to nevery organ and portion of the body. Simple, nat- I Tiral method*. Immedl- ,„ „„„ ,. „.,.. ate improvement tern, failure Impoiiible. 2.000 referencee. Book, arplanation and proofs mailed («ealed> free. ERIE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N.Y. i eatcd. iind'ho'w'iis remanded for trial I on the chargeo.f contempt of the "Kun] <rni." Tho next viutirn'plcudcd fuiltv to the possession of thirty-six ceuts, and was relieved of half. The last man, tlic pniltiest of all, althou^li he pleaded innocence, was found out, and his^hrea dollars wore takuu :i\va,y from him in- sLanter, Lie, too, was charged with contempt, of court. His ease camo up soon after tho preliminaries were over, and he v/as sentenced by tho judfr«: to walk the IcTiffth of the corridor one hundred and two times each day of his confinement, besides washing all tilt- dishes used after dinner ior a week. After all the trials wore over, the confiscated money was handed to tho genuine turnkey, with instructions that it bf invested iu tobacco. Later iu the day the tobacco was broiijrht, into the jail and equally divided amou£ all tho prisoners. The next day I, with the other late arrivals, was initiated as a member of the kangaroo court. It was a very simple proceeding I had to promise that I would always do my share of tho nec- ossarv cleaning aud washing, and also bo honest and lair iu judging- the cases which might, come.iip for trial. Since then I havo had opportunities of studying other kangaroo courts, but they have all boon very much like the one J have just described. They are both socialistic and autocratic, and at times they are very funny. But wherever they arc they command tho respect of jailbirds, and if a prisoner insults tho court he is punished very severely. Moreover, it avails him nothing to complain to the authorities. Du has too many against him, and tho best, thing ho ca'n do is to become onu of them as soon as possible. FOOTBALL OUTLOOK VALTER CAMP OF YALE COLLEGE WRITES HIS VIEWS. Deplores the Methods of Training »»'! Astmrls That Hi* Institution Is Free from Them—Unfair to Conduiun Col- lnlc Sports Generally. LTHOTJGH I CAX- not siate what you cnll "the- Tale position" authoritatively, I am srla-d to give you in a condensed form the opinions I have heard expressed. In the first place, our system Is wholly different from that at Harvard. Our faculty could at any moment, ihould It seem right, forbid any sport itnd there would be no appeal, (in tact, the faculty has but recently forbidden Freshmen baseball, not an account of any disorder, connected with athletics, but as a ^natter of discipline for disturbing a concert.) The only men, outside the Acuity, possessing actual power are the saptalns and managers. The graduates, like myself, have no official position and can only advise. We cannot -arry a single point save .by persuasion H the hands of either the members of the faculty of the officers of the associations. The faculty has in its _own body certain men, like Professor k. L,. Richards, who have always followed md made a study of the sports of the students, and it Is upon the opinion of such of Its members that the faculty relies for information regarding- the quality and general direction of the Hthletlc sports of the university, writes Walter Camp, of Yale, In Harpers Weekly Nor are these gentlemen ana Dther members of the faculty ever iverse to giving: their advice to the actual managers of the associations, and It is by keeping thoroughly posted that they have been able to give such ex- -ellent advice In the past. This haa Involved of late years a very considerable 'sacrlllce of time upon the part of these gentlemen, and their unselflsh- aesa in performing this added service an behalf of the university has been thoroughly appreciated. Many of the reforms and the sturdy growth In proper channels of Yale athletics have been due to the conscientiousness ot these mambers of the Yale faculty, and (•specially to their intimate acquaintance with the athletes themselves. Under these conditions a state of affairs such as that rsferrcd to by Presi- 3«nt Eliot, of druncln* athletes, and that mentioned by Dean Brlggs of "monstrous methods of training, brfnjrluK about "low 'academic stand- Ins " could hardly exist, and could not po«slbly aontlnuc. The ffrowth of ath« Kupt Her I'oiiy. A pony owned by the clang-liter of the owner of a. circus was put up for sale in an auction room in England. All the horses of the circus were to bo sold. Amonff the bidders was the dtnig-hter of the circus man. 'When tho little pony was led in the little girl f,tive him iv piece of sugar, and when the bidding bogiin this little girl also offered a price for tho pony, but somebody was bidding' against her and slio had to stop because she had no more laonev. Uut over in tho corner there was a man who had watched the little gir] and the pony, and he began bidding, uud finally no one bid over him and the pony was said to be his. Do took it by the bridle and led it over to the little girl and said: "This pony is yours." Then everybody cheered and tho little p-irl toolc her pony home. Th« trine for Crepoa. Women have positively ff ono cre P on mad. No new stuff ean hope for the slightest attention unless it has crepon characteristics to recommend it. Even cotton (foods, are woven in humps and ridges and wavy undulations, and all the silks and wools with any claim_to popularity, and even the airy fairy chiffons—which might have been supposed to be lovely enough in themselves—have cropon surfaces. Ribbons have caught the craze and have ridged cdg-es. So has veiling, and frightfully unbecoming it is, too. giving Us. wearer's features a blurred, worry effect, as if they were seen in a very poor mirror. When the crepon craze reaches mackintoshes and overshoes it will have at- ) tainod, and its decline n:»y confidently be expected to decline. She Hsd tlio Evidonc*. A novel piece of evidence was introduced recently in a breach of promise case in U.wiria. The defendant obstinately denied the charge, and stated that his"accuser hail nothing to show to prove her .statement. The latter, a buxom village maiden, asked one day to be permitted to bring iu her evidence. The court granted her request and adjourned until ten o'clock the next day. At the appointed .time she wa's on hand, and upon tho query of the judge where her evidence was, she openecUhc door and four lumbermen brought ia a tree trunk, upon the 'bar«: of wiiieh her faithless adorer had incised both their initials within a naming heart! She won her eas*. Nome Uhln«» Name*. 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 colled "Fa-ko," the land of lawlessness. Germany is "Te-ko," the virtuous country; England is "Tiug-ko," the blooming land, and America is "ilei- ko," the beautiful land. WALTER CAMP. letlcs at Yale, like the growth of tho university, has rendered the task of keeping up this Intimate acquaintance with the men and their affalru more anrl more arduous during the last few- years, and probably trebled the amount of time Professor Richards and his conferrees have devoted to athletics, hut the results are evidenced In the fact that the sports are still healthy at Now Haven. Thtre Is no drugging: of tho men. Summer practice w«.s practically dispensed with last year, the pates were thrown open during the week of secret practice, and moderation was tfce rule. Athletes are required to keep up to the standard In their studies' the same as other members of the university. The athletes themselves, in enacting rules for eligibility of candidates for their organizations, Incorporates one forbidding the playing of any man tvho has been dropped for neglect of his 'studies until a year after his detraction. "It is left for Harvard unverslty to take the proper steps toward placing Intercollegiate contests upon their proper footing and under proper regulations. The other colleges can then no longer shirk the responsibility." One might grant, if it be affirmed by the Harvard faculty and President Eliot, that football last year at Harvard was -unsatisfactory. How could it be otherwise, if the stories the president hears are true, that the players are drugged 1'or nights before their gamps to induce sleep? But one is not prepared to grant, as suggested, that other colleges, and among them Yale, "shirk the responsibility," because they do not conduct their athletic matters as Harvard does, or proposes to do. A number of years ago the future of Intercollegiate sports was regarded by Harvard as in jeopardy, and a set of regulations was then proposed. Among these regulations the most prominent was one' limiting- any intercollegiate boat race to three miles. Yale and the other colleges, did not concur, and, failing to secure five colleges, Harvard eventually abandoned its regulations. Boattng has not materially suffered on this account. Still more recently Harvard passed a regulation confining all athletic contests to New England. But this proved impracticable, and the base ball nine, the football team, and the track athletes all contended outside those limits last season, nor were the contests less satisfactory than those In Xow Tj-oeland. Without going further into the matter, these wo examines Sfern to be a practical confession that Harvard is not infallible in foresight upon athletic questions even within her own borders. Hence Yale and Dt.her col!,::ri-;i c.-.n hardly subscribe to the parafTW'h quoted, nor to the ones stating thr.t if thy authorities at Harvard "cannot mu-eossfully dea! with this problem. :tvn not only football >>ut also every - o::h<>r intercollegiate sport should lx- alu.l'.slH-r'i." Every colk-ge may have Its own system, but ir-seems hardly '.'air to condemn intorco!K':,'iiue sport? if one par-« tlcular system fails. Besides, as in the case ot 'the three-mile boat race, the New England rule, ami, later, summer practice in football, the makers of any system may change their minds about the expediency of their own plans. There is exaggeration of many kinds, and the attempt, over a year ago, to get the Harvard and Yale captains to agree to do away with the summer practice was made in this belief, but it does not appear that'the entire system of Intercollegiate athletics has become so exaggerated that It must be abolished. Nor (Joes this seem to represent the Yale po- Bition only, but that of several other Institutions. Letters from members of Che faculty at Pennsylvania, Princeton, and other universities indicate a satisfactory standing of athletes and athletics, such as would be entirely incon- ulstent with a belief that Intercollegiate athletics should be abolished. Chnmplon Hope Skipper. We present here a portrait of Fred A. Conners, the young- man of Oil City, Pa., who has broken the rope skipping- record. Connors is a well built young- man, weighing US pounds, and was 1!) years old Oct. 4, last. He is quite a j j__ j. _.. ,1 ,,,.-,,•, 1i It- (11'et 1 T-n (•»)» VlV tflk-' i Isprintcr, and won his first race by tak- FRED A. CONXERS. Ing- first prize In a four mile running race In this city on last Fourth of July. He has at different periods skipped the rope to amuse himself and younff friends, and easily broke George Siddens' the bantom weight pugilist, record of S.820, and -also Blllie Plummets record of 3,326, and on Feb. 17, broke every record by skipping 4,000 times without a break or rest. Tills record was published In several local papers, and aroused the ardor o£ one Thomas McMillln, of the Woods Run resort club, of Allegheny, City, Pa-, who skipped 4,216, and In a couple of days broke that rfcord by skipping- an even 5,000. Conriers has been petting in condition for a week or more, and securing several reputable and responsible witnesses set out to make a new record. For 1 hour and 4-1 minutes .he skipped the rope steadily without a stop, and only quit when the tally keepers notified him he had made a record o£ 7,000 skips. He wolRhed 14S pounds when he started to jump, but was a ft-w ounces moag than four pounds lighter when he flnlsiTied the performance. He says ho could have kept it up as much longer. CRICKET. The Rosedale club of Toronto, Ont., has engaged S. Oakden as professional for the coming season. Chambers will be the professional at Lonffwood as in former years, and ho will do all he can to keep the eleven up to the standard. The Buffalo (N. Y.) club is now arranging tor the coming season. Thos. Coleman is the secretary. At a recent meeting or the California Cricket association, held tn San Francisco, it was announced that A. H. Harrison liad donated a valuable cup. to be given to the club that first succeeded In winning the annual championship three tlmee. A team of English amateurs will make a brief visit to Portugal, makin? Oporto their hearquarters and playing two game* there. L.,C. V. Bathurst and G, R. Bardswell, who played with Lord Hawke's team in this country last fall, are mentioned SS members of the team. _, r ie best is the A cheapest. Don't be misled by trying what is said to be "just as good," but when you paint insist upon having a genuine brand of Strictly Pure White Lead It costs no more per gallon than cheap paints, and lasts many times as long, Look out for the brands ofWhite Lead offered -you ; any of the following are sure: "Anchor," "Socthera," "Eckstein," "Red Seal," "Kentucky,". "Collier." 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Castoria assimilates tho food, regulates the Btomaclt and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Castoria is tho Children's Panacea-the Mott-^3 Friend. Castoria. "Castoria Is an excellent jnediclno for children. Mothers have repeatedly told mo of its good effect upon tfccir children." DR. Q. C. OSOOOD, Lowell, Mass. •' Castoria Is the best remedy for children of which I am acquainted. I hope tho day is cot jar distant when mothers wUlconsiderthcreal Interest of their children, and use Castoria in- Btead of the voriouaquack nostrums which are destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium, morphine, soothing syrup aud other hurtful agents down their throats, thereby sending them to premature graves." Dn. J. F. Kn)cira")K, Oonway, Ark. Castoria. " Castoria is so veil adapted to chn<Jr»in*«« I recommend it .. 111 So. Oiford St., Brooklyn, N-T. 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She \rnJt The illustrations show a hog that is piroted in the partition, and swing's out into the walk to be filled, and is tipped back into the pen for the hops to feed from it. One can thus clean out the troug-h and fill it f/SJ • F/d.2. WALK. FLOOR: •without molestation from the occupant of the pen, and will be in no danger of turning half the feed upon the hog's head, as is the case with the trough with a spout. The construction of the trough is fully shown in the cuts and needs no further explanation.— Farm Journal. JTos« In Clovir Grow Tat. Hog's running 1 on clover arc singularly free from discos;:, says the American Agriculturist. If a wind-proof shelter is"given lhe so """ s at farl " owin f r timc with plenty of clear water at all times, their eare during the growing- season will not encroach on the farmer's time further than to irrigate the pasture occasionally to keep the clover thrifty.. In the late fall feed on clover hay, turnips, beets a ad a little grain. Large, rangy sows should be kept, as; thev are the best grazers and milkers,. and" should be bred to Sue boned, quick growing- males. The mother will insure the pigs a good start and the sire a quick growth, so that they. mav be finished with the least expense for grain. ^__ _ once said: "J believe MADAME DUQUESNE, typical Parisian and has been on -tto stage a. great many years, notwitb- Btanains- the fact that she is sttn.*. comparatively young: woman. She married 51. Duquesne before lie became . prominent amonpr French players/ s-iwS no one more than she has been disappointed at the cool reception accord*!? her husband in this country. A Terre Haute syndicate ol horsemet. has bought the young horse DexteE. own brother to Axtell. I conMcet relief fB» & most horrible bleat, disease. I bud »p«3 bundrods of that an income tax does more than any other tax to demoralize and corrupt the people-" That must be the reason the democrats adopted the income tax for this country. Their business has been to demoralize and corrupt.— Chicago Inter Ocean. _____ ___ _ ;_ bat wy won bectme <!Jcguste<J, and d.«-> l3 $!5 Sr S.S S The eff«t w*5 truly vrondtrlnl?-.^ Simnencwlto reooT«r Eftct titlng the ?**& '• tie, and by the tirael h*dt«tcii 1 «... anMWlV mt^d.— ^H^X ^^ entirely cured— cored byaS-3. wbenthe world -renowned Hot l M.8.1JOO5iIS, Shreveport, TJS. DI*e«c and IU inatineiit 8WJ«T SPECIFIC 00,

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