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pin' Gray's CORNEK ON P.'.; Chenille Covers and at Che lowest |jp088tble figures. Every lady wants new cover for her stand when house cleaning is over and Grruy'H is the place to get one. . p. 8.— As other case of those bar|; J g»lnB bed spreads are on the way £§»nd will be in this week. These are jl'poaltively the best bargains ever Coffered. Go and look eve*n if you Udo not intend to buy. late National Bant \ Lognnsport, Indiana. fcAPITAL _ $200,000 If*. I. JOHBBON, PlUW. S. W. DLLKTtT, VICE PlUS ]|- ; . •' H. T. HKITHKWK, CASIIIKH. BJV • —DIKKCTOKS.— p> jr. Johnson S. W. Ullery. J. T. Elliott, ;.;;• w.M.Kiiiott.w.u.smder. ff' 1 Buy and sell Government Bonds. 2>'£oan money on personal security ?«nd collaterals. Issue special oer- iSUfloates of deposit bonriutc 3 por cent When left one year; 2 p?r cent per :i«nnnin when rlepositod 0 month*. i-' Boies in Safety Deposit Vaults ol ji-thlB bank for the deposit of deeds, Jiiiwarance policies, inortpages and Bother valuables, rented at from *a Slo $15 per year r'HOYT'S Sure Cure for Piles. Published every clay in the week- (except Monday) by tn* LoaAHBpoRTTJOtmiiii Co. Liuwmr CitNTKii.O., Feb. 16,18W. whem Umiiy concern: ,,.„_,, _ ..*...... mosthMirlllyrocommmd "Hoyt a Snre Care Piles" to nil who suiter from this annoy ns I miMeren with Plies for years, and tried ma remedies, none of which nKordfld more tompcniry relief. About six months ngo I mred one mbn ot Hoyt's Sure Cure for Piles lifted It nccordlnK to directions two weeks, at end of which tlmo the ulcers disnrpearal and »not slnw returned. I believe thfi curei Is iplete. D. S. MiKio. ITor Sale by Ben Fisher. Lake Erie & Western, „,. Porn Union Station, i-vfhiongh tickets sold to points In. the United u " Hand Canada. SOUTH. Arrive.' Depart, vMlndlfinnnollsEx..!) „-_„, ,i 7 ;??J£ h 28 Mill! 4 Kx press S ....... 11 :28 a m M ,'45 a m 1 88 Toledo Express, S ...... 336pm *;» Ironing Express S.... 8:10 pm »1U local ftelgtttt .......... *« P m NOB1H. Arrive.: Depart. press S ...... 10:12 am 10:22 am CltyD» ....... 4:3ppm 4:45pm «4 Detroit Express S...... . 8 £6 p m „!» Accommodation St.- 7:00am g-B. DftllJ, S. BalU except Snndaj, o 22 dew not nm north of. Pem Sundays. s, Wednesday Fridays and San- ffeonl Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Satur- BloB depot connection* at Bloorolngton and U for points west, •outt«e st ,» 1n 5oKiect connections mnde at Lln, "- - for all points east informntlon call Ticket Agent L. X. ft W. B'T 1 DlLY, Gen'J Paw. Agt. ' IMD1AUAPOLI3,1ND. iOMINO DOWN! Are tlie prices on blcrclw. ! 'o low are tney now, that they are within ie»cl of all, old and young, rlch and r °° r can enjoy thnnsdws alike.* Hlgb iwde bicycles lot $45 at the IURGMAN IYCLE JiWforyoniselt ^ ot the Bicycle Meswnger Eerrlce p 121 MARKET ST. PHONX80. WANTED. , free- * good *i«nt can oufcetwo to d dol'tn per IMT wilt UicBoja, * Co. W. S. WRIGHT A. HAEUTf C. W. GBAVES 3. B. BOYEB PKKSI IK I> TICK SKCBZTIXT. TKKASUKIK Price per Annum Price per Month S6.OO BO THE OmciAi PAPBB OF THE CITY. rEntered M second-class matter at tne Logana- porti'oit Office, yebmary 8. 1888.1 MAY 2. A BIG telephone war is promised and the people will benefit thereby. The new company it Is aaid will not conflne its operitiong to this country but will also compete with the Bell in Mexico. BOTH branches of tho New York legislature have passed a resolution favoring woman euflrage. Should tho same resolution paee the next legislature tho measure will then be submitted to a vote of the people. OHIO RepubTToao'i will nominata a candidate for Governor at Zaneeville on Wednesday, May 2D There are many candidates and will bo little trouble iu selecting a good roan. The nominee will undoubtedly be elected. C Worti. Cotambog! Ohio. THE roceni election of Charles Fran, els Adame as president of the Massachusetts Historical Society Is noteworthy In connection with tho fact that the Adams family furnishes the only Instances whore four penerations of one family have been members of the society. TDK Treasury reoolpis for April enow a deficit of $8,704,854, and for the fiscal year to date §45,247,000. Tho receipts from internal revenue alone show a falling off for April, as compared with the same month in 1894, of more than $700,000. RUSSIA wants to fight Japan and it is announced baa asked Germany and France to join her iu declaring war against the Oriental • nation. Japan must be considered a very formidable power to require three of the strongest European nations to ally against her just after she has passed through one great war. A KA.THER extraordinary action was that of the Boston board of aldermen yesterday in voting to petition the legislature to abolish their body as a branch Of the city government. It was the outcome of^the Senate passing a revised charter under which the Mayor's appointments will not bo eub- ject to the confirming power of the aldermen. A FKEB bath house system h&a been established by legislative enactment In all cities in New York state with over fifty thousand population. The act makes it compulsory for all cities of the required population to maintain free public bath houses where both hot and cold baths shall be furnished. The number and location of the bath houses are to be determined by the municipal boards of health. IT has heretofore been considered been considered harmless pastime to criticise the effusions of young poets, In Germany, however, it proves that in some instances it is a dangerous thing to make disparaging remarks about verse- Fifty-eight persons, mostly teachers and journalists, have been held for trial at Berlin for daring to criticize the "War Hymn" written by the young German Emperor. IN a recent number of the ' 'American Naturalist," Miss Agnes Bodington bad a paper on ' 'Insanity in Royal Families" and comes to the conclusion thai it i» strikingly prevalent and is constantly breaking out for genera, tlon after generation on account of Inter-marriages between royal families. Insanity In the Spanish Hops, burgs, she thinks, began with Joanna, aunt of Queen Mary of England, and was found in many descendants, including Charles .V., Phillip H and Charles II, In whom "nature stamped out insanity in sterile idiocy." The Austrian branch, descended from the tame Joanna, is equally fertile in instances of insanity, and the bous« of the BusRlan Romanoffs is hardly leas »o. The French house of Orleans, Miss Bodlngtoa thinks, is much freer from th« scourge than the other Bourbon branches, because of fewer outside alliances. WASHINGTON IN DANGER. Beminiscences of tho Early Days of the Civil War. •When tho National Cnpitnl IVan at the Blcrcy of the South-Tlio Strain Ke- lluvod by the Advent of >"nw York's Crack Reglmvnt. [Special Was&iaeton Letter."] At the beginning of the civil war in. 1801, the eapitol building was not more than half completed. The readers who were boru since 1SCO know no more of that great, struggle for the life, of the cation than they know of the war with Mexico or the war of the revolution. It is all history to them save that it has been a home story about the firesides of the men of the north and of the south who participated in the'grapple and carnage of battle. It was a wonderful spectacle, even as a reminiscence, to see two sections of a great nation engaged in such deadly combat extending- over a period of years. The capital city of the republic was so located that it was on the borderland of the seceding 1 section, nnd south of the center of the loyal north. The public buildings, the official records THE CAPITOL IN 1801. and the national treasury were also almost wholly unprotected. Xhc people of the south were in earnest about secession, and hoped for sonic sort of a peaceful compromise. They did not want to fire on the old flag, or they could have taken Washington city before the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. They were prepared for war, nnd the north was not. I have always given them credit for conservatism at the outset, in keeping hands off of the capital, which wasat their mercy. There •was not a fort manned, nor a sentinel standing here for defense, until after Lincoln's inauguration. The capitol building was a mass of tall derricks surrounded by piles of marble blocks. The central portion of the building was complete and occupied by congress. But the dome looked like an unfinished parachute. Its iron arms extended half way to their keystone, without covering, and the workmen, away up in the air, looked like dwarfs at play on the limbs of a leafless banyan tree with ruined trunk. There were many men in those days who believed that it would never be finished. One of them was Senator Clingman, of North Carolina, who said: "The building is on Maryland soil, and Maryland will secede with tho other southern states. In the division of the .country by compromise, it will belong to the south. We will take it down and remove it to Montgomery, Ala., or Richmond, Va, Of course we will not have our capitol so near to Yankee soil, for it would be exposed if there should ever be a war. Besides we will want it located nearer tho center of the confederacy." Many leading southern gentlemen had no clear idea that war was imminent. They were thoroughly imbued with tho belief that the men of the north would not fight against secession. They sincerely regarded their right to withdraw, from the union as a constitutional privilege. They possessed all of the Atlantic and gulf ports, with their fortifications and equipments, and the bulk of the army. Moreover, there were many people in the northern states who were like-minded, and who deprecated war. Hence there was a prevailing sentiment that the capitol would never be completed. The whole scene changed in the twinkling, of an eye. The steamer "Star of the West," flying the stars and stripes, carrying supplies and reinforcements to Fort Sumter, was fired upon, and immediately thereafter Fort Sumter was bombarded and captured. That settled the whole matter, and we were in the presence of a crisis—an epoch of history. The war began, the national capital was defended, the president and cabinet remained here, troops were called for, the congress assembled, and the work of completing tho capitol building went on as though profound peace prevailed. The dome was completed, the senate and house wings were added, and, in 1SG4, while hundreds of thousands of our people were battling for supremacy of the principles they espoused, the marble building on the summit of the commanding eminence grew into what it now is, "a thing of beauty and a joy forever." But there was great excitement here when Virginia's legislature passed an ordinance of secession on April 17, 1SG1. This was 'followed by news to the effect that the young men all over the south were meeting together in every village and hamlet and crossroads, and forming; companies and drill- Ing with muskets; and where muskets were not to be had they used pitchforks or other implements that first came to hand, and they declared that in less than a fortnight the southern' flag should float over tne national capitol. This fact alarmed everybody in Washington, for the capital.waasbsor lately defenseless. The .local papers cauea lor meetings 01 ioyai men 10 form companies and defend the city. It was ' folly realized that the troops called for in the proclamation of President Lincoln could not reach Washington in time to prevent its capture. President; Lincoln keenly realized tho situation, and all available troops of the small regular army wore ordered here; but transportation was riot so readv nor so speedy as it became with the exigencies of the times. This city was largely in sympathy with secession. But two companies were speedily formed, composed almost wholly of men of the north and west who were temporarily in the city. Many of them were prominent in political and official life. The company called the Frontier | Guards was commanded by lion. James H. Lane, of Kansas, of "border-ruffian'' fame. This company guarded the white house. The other company wtis called the Clay battalion, and was commanded by Hon. Cas.sius M. Clay. The Clay battalion \vas • quartered in Grace church, adjoining Willard's hotel, near the treasury. For two clays and nights these little bands of inexperienced men- were the only guardians of the national capital. The Clay battalion marched to the navy yard and guarded the property there. as it was rumored that it would all be burned after midnight. A member of that organization, speaking of his first experience as a soldier, said: "On arriving at the navy yard a guard was placed around thej. grounds, and the rest of the men, some forty or fifty, found quarters as best they might in a large ship building. 1 took lodgings in the fold of a large sail that was suspended hammock-like over a beam. At twelve o'clock a relief guard was called for, and being; uncomfortably bent up and chilly in the sail, I jumped out and was the first to respond to the corporal's call; ;ind for ir.y promptness I was assigned the post of honor (as he told me, although I didn't know what it meant). My beat was next the river, and it was' much Tnoru comfortable marching' back and forth four rods under the starlight and with pood mnsket than-it was in the sail. We expected the attack would come, if at all. from Alexandria, and by way of the river. We peered out into the darkness which hung over the broad waters of the Potomac, trying to get sight of an enemy that we hoped would not eome. About sixty yards off lay a long, low, black steamer that had been captured, and which, about three o'clock a. m., showed signs of getting up steam. After holding a short council with the sentry next to me we concluded to report-.the fact that tho vessel was making steam to the commandant of the yard, which we did through the corporal of the guard, and word was returned that it was all right 'and according to orders.' About an hour later Commander Dahlgren came out of his residence in full dress uniform, and being challenged gave the password, 'Massachusetts,' and then descended the steps to the water's edge, got into his gig, went on board the suspicious vessel.and it moved slowly and silently Highest of all in Leavening P'ower.— Latest IT. S. Gov't Report aking bwder FOBT 6UMTEB AFTEB'TKE BOMBARDMENT. away. . I now understood what the corporal meant -by the 'post of honor.'" The arrival of . the Sixth Massachusetts infantry, on April 19, did not relieve the apprehensions of tho president and other officials.. . Rioters in Baltimore >ad killed four and wounded thirty-six members of that regiment, and the authorities of Baltimore declared that no more troops should pass through the city. President Lincoln declared that they should. During- that nig-ht the secession leaders of the Baltimore mobs were busy burning bridges and tearing up the railroad track, .thus cutting off all connection with the north. Without mail facilities, or other means of communication 'with the outside world; the gloom thickened. Men now had a great desire to leave Washington and some paid extravagant and almost fabulous sums to be carried north by livery teams. Others, of southern birth, were equally anxious to get south, and in a few. days Washington was considerably • .thinned out of its transient population. .This was believed, however, to be a time of real danger— when the days were filled with apprehension and the nights with dread. This sense of danger, with its strain and tension • of sleepless anxiety, was not relieved until the afternoon of April 35, 1S01, when the famous Seventh New Tork regiment reached the city, and, as they marched up Pennsylvania avenue to the inspiring music of their fine regimental band, bearing at their head the stars and stripes, their wen- filled columns, their regular step and soldier]^' bearing, won the admiration of all, and each one felt that the crisis was past and the capital saved. At any moment, at any hour of the day or night, the Virginia boys could have taken Washington and won great prestige to the confederacy. After that date the troopers of the. northland came pouring into the city on every train. But the war was not over in thirty days nor in ninety days. For four long years the national capital was the rendezvous, the bivouac and camping ground of hundreds of thousands of men/aiMl tens of thousands of them spent Vgeks'- and months 'in hospitals here," -sick, wounded and dying. ; ' ,-; t, - :..-.: SMITH D. Far. •.•rcsonce OT Metallic poisons in the body after death is to pass a current of electricity through it, discomposing the tors : .on and depositing the metal on one- of the electrodes. It is said that in t.h-t casas of antimony, lead, copper. mercury, etc.. this method will detect the prwseuce of as small a quantity _of the metal as one-thousandth of a grain. HANDLES ON GIRLS. >«w CM for^El '' "method 'of determining the Uevlc* to A»»lat ID jllcjcle Kldem. Etas your best girl or ivife or grownup daughter got a big handle fixed to her back— a handle fitted to her belt and big enough to lift her up and carry her over a muddy crossing? No? That is queer. The best girls in Brooklyn wear such a handle every day and find it very useful. You might walk the streets for a week and not sec one if you did not know where to look, but I could take you to great gatherings of women and show you scores with handles. To explain this from the 'beginning, writes- Julian Ralph in tho Providence Journal, the bicycle craze rages here and in Brooklyn in the winter as in tho summer, but since the streets arc in an impossible condition for wheeling in winter the bicycle fiends have taken to hiring great ball rooms and abandoned armories that provide room for riding under shelter. In tu-o of these places the people organize as clubs, and with their friends arc able to serve refreshments and hire attendants to wait on the members. These attendants teach the art of cycling to those who wish to learn it, and herein comes tho handi- ncss of tho new wooden handles that now socm to be growing out of tho girls' backs. • The old way of wrestling with a beginner (no other tenn expresses the violent work of the first few lessons) was for the attendant to grip the saddle or scat of the machine and icy to guide its mad career, while tho pupO, heart in throat., plunged all over the place. The new way is better. The girl with a handle can now bo steered and held up, and pushed forward and pulled back, just as the teacher wishes. The invention is so thoroughly excellent that no one can gauge its possibilities. How many men have wished for a handle in dealing with women. How differently the charming sex would be regarded 'to-day, and would have been considered in times gone by, if it had been provided with handles. The ancient poets and sages could not then have said that no man is so wise as to be able to understand a woman. Tho women of the oriental half of tho world would not have been locked up like prisoners if they had known enough to wear handles, and here in the west parents could not go to the police to complain that they have no control over their daughters, nor could husbands throng the divorce courts saying that their wives went wrong and could not be dissuaded. How could there be a better dissuad- er than a handle? This view of the subject is wholly masculine, I admit, but I venture upon it only because tho Brooklyn women have of their own accord put on handles. If the men had put them on the women I should have expected mass meetings of advanced women to protest against the barbarism. But since the women have adopted the handles on purpose to be guided by men, and since they have intrusted them to menials in livery, it is not too much to hope that soon they will wear the handles at home for the convenience of husbands, fathers and . brothers. Then we shall read poems beginning: Put on your handle, Maud," and songs entitled "Broken is the Handle, Mamie's Gone." GRIP HELPS YOUNG DOCTORS. Joft tt» Thine to Build Up Fractlo* for Kiting Physician*. "Do you know the present epidemic of grip is just the thing to build up a voung doctor's practice?" said a prominent Cincinnati specialist the other day, while discussing the trials and tribulations of a young practitioner's life, says the Tribune of that city. "It is a fact," he continued, "because the people as a rule are all fearful of having an attack, and so a young doctor simply asks the date of the illness and its general severity, and then, if it be acute, he remarks, with grave but benign countenance: 'Grip,' and prescribes some simple remedy. The grip often being nothing but an acute catarrh, is soon dispelled, and that young doctor's reputation is solid in that family. Many people seem to think it fashionable to have an attack, and I have known a well-educated young physician to lose a prominent family in a neighboring suburb just because he tried to explain the difference between a cold and the grip. The paterfamilias dismissed him and called in a quack, who was sharp enough to perceive what was desired, and now he is making money, though ignorant of his profession, while the educated and well-meaning physician is meditating upon human frailties in his leisure moments. I often wonder whether or not honesty is the best policy." BIRDS THAT LOVE FINtRY. . ThlJ Fr»tty UttU Story B*>U tn« Natural HUtorlM Ont »f Sight- In order to investigate the migratory habits of birds, some time in the fall two years ago an Arkansas woman secured » fine Baltimore oriole. She tied t bit of red siBi around his lejr, ttuuinjr him loose in time to Wing his flight along with bis companions. Last April, says a correspondent of the Philadelphia Times, tho bird reappeared, bringing with him a mate having a bit of blue ribbon tied aroun,d her leg. The pair took up their abode in- a big oak tree, soon swinging a nest' and bringing forth a brood. The woman watched the movements of the beribboned couple very eagerly, nnd what was her astonishment one day, soon after they left the nest, to behold tho voung birds all strung out in line on a. limb, while the parent birds, with deft beaks and feet, tied a bit of bright. cloth about the leg of each. The ingenuity of the oriole is well known,, and it is probable that tho first bird became so pleased with his decoration that ho tied a blue ribbon to. the leg of his mate, and wished to hand down the custom to his progeny. The- vouncr woman is now eagerly looking forward for the reappearance of her little friends this season, and means to- fcestow on each a bright new ribbon should they come again. A Tnrlftr Prince. Emperor William's little sons inherit from their mother the thrift that thrives. They expend their pocket/- moncy with the cascfulncss that permits no running in debt. An amusing incident of this thrifty habit is mentioned in the Lady. Occasionally the empress takes the three older princes with her on her shopping expeditions, when the boys are allowed to spend their pocket money just as they please. A short time before Christmas they went to inspect the delights of a large- shop in Berlin. One of the princes picked out the object of his choice, and at once proceeded to the cashier's desk. Her majesty asked him whether this was all he intended to buy, when ho retorted, in a most businesslike tone:. "Ko, but I prefer to pay for everything- separatcly, so that I sha'n't spend more- than I've got."_ _ r Fair. Uclmagcn, a Roumanian country town of twelve hundred inhabitants,. holds its annual fair on the feast of St. Theodore. On this occasion, a London- weekly paper says, the place swarms with newly married brides from the- sixty to eig'hty villages in the district.. Widows who have taken fresh husbands remain at home. Tho young women, in festive attire and generally attended by their motherr-in-law, carry jugs of wine wreathed with, flowers in. their hands. They kiss every man. they meet and afterward present the jug to his lips fora "nip." Theindivid- ual thus regaled bestows a small gift on the fair Cybele. Not to take of the proffered wine i; regarded us an insult to the young wife and her family. She is, therefore, reserved toward strangers and only Icisscs those whom she- thinks likely to taste of her wine. The- kissing is carried on everywhere— in. the street, in the taverns and in private houses. (WOflAN'S FRIEND.) is the BEST REMEDY for GIRL, WIFE, MOTHER, Bold by B F Keeollng and John Coulaon You will ride it a Bicycle Of course you will ride. All th« world will—fashion, plea»ure, business — men, •women, children. It takes a \rhilo sometimes for the •world to recognize its privileges; but -when it docs it adapts itself promptly. Therefore, you who are in the world vrill ride a bicycle—* COLUMBIA bicycle if yott desire the best the — •world produces; a Hartford, the l£ next best, if anything short of * M Columbia will content yon. * Colombia*, $100; Hartfords, M I M Colombia*, $ 100; Hartf orf< |8o $6o;forboy»«ndgirl», $5°_ «.«.«• mm* /V» tT^wt/MMl fAMV £ POPE MFG. CO., Htrtford, Conn. Mm.XnrTtrfc.CUc.f*, lu tnmdict, PiwrkUatt, Kout, M M ttr*. or br i u?5 "' "•• »*-»»««"»«-.^ t W. J«»t fcr WtC»U W* ' . IWDIAHA.