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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 36

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••a AILY PHAROS FRIDAY JAN. 21,1898. MW. r. IX>BTDArs. JOHN W. BARNES. Lonthuln A )Barn«s. UDITOHB AND PiHO:PaHTOBS. TEEMS OF scnsscmpnoN - Daily P er wwkTWoenW; per month 40 cents; per year •trictly In advance) J4.50. so.,,rdRT The weekly Pharod iu>d ' he s ^ tur rf} T Pharos the two forming the Seroi-WeeKiy ~iltion. $1.25 a year.jtrlcUy in advance. Entered at the Log»n8 P ort. IndUpostofflc*i as eland mail matter, IIB provided by law. too- The Mclntosh Yerdlct. The jury—an excellent one after bearing the testimony In the case of John Mclotosh, charged with deliberately murdering a fellow toeing, haa fixed the penalty at life Imprisonment. The verdict will be approved by the public. The killing of Pottmeyor was deliberate murder. The death penalty could have been exacted, but a life sentence In the penitentiary is more to be death. It is a living Terdlct of the jury Is. one that will have a salutary efltect upon the vicious, and It will also command the respect of the law-abiding. It •was generally surmised that the verdict would be a lille sentence. The trial and the events leading to It teach their own lessons. Avoid evil ways. , dreaded death. than Tha THE witnesses appearing before the committee appointed by the Ohio legislature to investigate the bribery charges preferred against Mark Hanna, refuse to testify- They know too much. IF honest Republicans were making choice of servants would they choose Hanna rather than Plngree? Hanna is the Mend of every trust and of every corporation In the land. Pingree is opposed to granting any special privileges to these combinations of capital. Tht Bane olf Trusts. The Grocers' Criterion, a trade journal of large circulation, says that "about the only cloud that keeps the sun of prosperity from shining upon us Is the growth and development of trusts, consolidations and combinations. There seems to be a universal attempt upon the part oi the capitalists of this country to corner every article and commodity necessary to human life •nd existence. The influence of these gtant corporations is doing »ore harm than any other elements to our business Interests, and unless some effective method is devised for suppressing tbem in the near future they will become a grave danger, not only to our commercial prosperity, but to our peace as a people and a nation. The Criterion does Dot look for perraarient prosperity •ntil there is a new order of things inaugurated in this regard. We have laws, but they seem to give us no relief, as shrewd men with unlimited capital at command manage to evade them. We cannot buy pianos, •ewei pipe, crackers, kerosene oil and innumerable other necessaries without paying tribute to the magnates •who control most of our American manufacturing interests. Even a generous harvest followed by an unprecedented demand for our surplus products cannot overcome the evil of monopoly which overshadows the land. This at the dawn of the new year is the most serious cloud which casts its dark shadow on the business of the country." manufacturers complained that it was takiog away their trade. India ,dopted the gold standard and now it in undergoing business depression and a great money stringency. It it is not due to the gold standard, to what is it due? Australia had all the advantages of a new country. It hadl wonderful natural resources. It. prospered greatly before 1873, but after that date values began to shrink and in 1893 Australia went bankrupt. If it was not the gold standard that caused it, what did?" Patents Not Worth Much. Mr. Thomas A. Edison was qnoted some years ago as saying that it did not pay to taka out a patent on any invention, however valuable. His way is to keep his methods and processes secret and do his own manufacturing. This was the conclusion at which he arrived after long experience of patent offices and patent litigation. In like manner Mr. Harwood Hnntington replies to his own question in The Forum, Is it worth while to take out a patent?" thus: "No, if you can possibly avoid it." Mr. Huntington recommends the inventor to keep his device or process to himseJf if he possibly can. Hementions several historic patent lawsuits and the tortuous windings through which they passed in support of his opinion. In truth, the way patent office laws and lawsuits now stand, it seems enough to break a man up to find out even a valuable secret of invention or discovery. The drawings, the patent office solicit- on;, the examinations and expert opinions are luxuries of the costliest sort, yet they must be had. Then if the invention is really worth anything the chances are as 1 to 1,000 that somebody else will claim it and a ruinous lawsuit will be begun. This experience was what made Edison turn his back on the world, so to speak, after a few years of litigation and retire to the wilds of Menlo and set up his own laboratory and workshops, manufacturing his own inventions, One is led to conclude from Mr. Buntington's paper that where patents are necessary they are only necessary evils at best. A YOUNG NATURALIST HK HAS THE FINEST COLLECTION OF EGGS IN THE WORLD. It Had B*en » Hobby All His Life—Hl» Idea* of Natural History—Fonr Deadly Eueinies of the Birds—A Collection of Shells, [Special Correspondence.] ALBION, N. Y., Jan. 17.—The boyish fancy developed by Walter "F. Webb as the age of 5 years, and which has since become the absorbing passion of his life, has placed him in possession of the finest collection of birds' eggs in the world. The craze for'collecting birds' eggs is a characteristic that most boys have. The difference between Walter and other boys is that paternal lickings and maternal remonstrances alike failed to cure him of his -weakness for robbing birds' nests, while instead of growing out of the fancy as he became older, it only took a stronger hold upon him. Very soon after beginning the collecting of birds' eggs, Walter was seized with a thirst for knowledge on the subject, and his parents, having by this time despaired of curing him of his queer fancy, concluded to humor him,, and therefore purchased for him varioca books on the subject of natural history, and very soon Walter, forsaking all boyish sports, was buried in his books. It was not long before he had learned to tell at a glance just whsit species of bird would hatch from the egg that he brought home. Then he arranged bis collection, classifying the various egg* ,n their proper order, and, by the aid of the natural history books, ascertain- ng what particular eggs of birds common to the neighborhood were missing. Then his boyish soul yearned for a ollection of birds' eggs that would surpass that of any boy in the county and the envy of every boy in Albion. He aegari to enrich his collection by writ- ,ng to the dealers in natural history specimens and.,exchanging those eggs of which he had eggs that were a superfluous stock for rare to the neighborhood. He used remarkable skill in se- .ecting his specimens and in discarding those that were not of exceptional value. He followed his hobby persistently and consistently for ten years, and at ;he age of 15 found that he had acquired knowledge of the subjept of birds' eggs and a collection of the eggs them- A Man and a Farm. We notice in The National Stockman and Farmer an answer to the question whether in these times a man can make a living on the farm. A correspondent of The Stockman visited the home of an Ohio man living eight and one-half miles from Newark. This town was his market, where he sold his products. His farm was only a patch of ground, seven and one-half acres all told, mostly rough hillside land at that, yet from it the farmer made an excellent living for himself, bis wife and two children. He studied the lay of his land and decided from the general easterly and northeasterly slops of it that it was well adapted to fruit cultnra Into this he accordingly went shrewdly and carefully. Grapes, strawberries x raspberries and gooseberries are his main money crops, with peaches and other fruits coming on. He built in the intervals of work a neat cottage. When the correspondent saw it, the flower season was on, and the small bouse was set in £ bower of beauty, with rich purple clns ters of wistaria trailing from a' vine over the porch. Apart i'rom the improvements this thrifty and industrious man has put upon his rough little place it would not be worth $10 an acre, we are told, yet from it a whole family live, and live well. The secret of it all is to be found in the character of the man himself. How It Works. Every nation that yields to the be- bestu of the gold conspirators and tdbpts the gold standard helps along the scheme to make gold the sols measure of value throughout the •world. Every nation that adopits the gold standard helps in the work of increasing the purchasing power of gold. When all nations adopt the gold standard the demand for gold •will become so great that a few men who possess the gold will control the world. The United States in the only nation that can thwart the schemes or the gold conspirators. It is the only nation that can checkmate the plans of the English money power. Of the re&ults that have attended the nations which hare recently adopted the gold standard, the Indianapolis Sentinel-says: "A. year or two since Japan was very prosperous under a silver standard. They all admitted It ana mentioned with alarm the great growta lifetime. I have selected one family ozily, the helix, or land snail. Mind, this is only one fajnily out of hundreds that comprise the field of conchology. In this family alone I find at present over 6,000 described species on the earth, and it would take oue many jvars to make a complete collection of them. "I wish to add a word about the study of birds and eggs before closing and point out one of the foolish beliefs oi; many people in regard to the study ol! our native songsters. Many people think that the raking of birds' eggs works great harm to the birds. I believe 60 also, if it is persistently followed in the form of persecution, the way the killing of some of our Atlantic coast birds has in the past ten years, but I am firm in my belief that the egg collectors of the United States have never decreased the number of birds in this country one particle. If the birds have decreased, it has been from other causes, and there are a hundred positive proofs of this assertion. In the first place the English sparrow has driven millions of small birds in our cities and towns and around the farmhouses of the land from their favorite nesting places. They frequently persecute and drive away the birds when the nest has its full complement of eggs. Again, the pest called the cowbird, that lays in other birds' nests, destroys annually probably twice as many eggs as all the collectors of North America combined. Again, there are numerous other birds, such as crows, that almost live on the eggs of such birds as robins, chats, sparrows and the like during the nesting season. Also those large blackbirds in our evergreens in the dooryards annually destroy hundreds of eggs. Again, I have in. my brief experience seen hundreds of cats roaming the fields and plundering the ground nesting species of their eggs. "These are only four causes I take the space to name, but these four causes destroy more eggs many times over than all the eggs that have ever been taken j'or scientific purposes and for the encouragement of the study of natural history and the enlightenment of mankind. It is well known that if a bird's nest is robbed, within ten days they have another made and a full complement of eggs, and it is really not a whit more harmful to deprive the poor cow of her offspring or the poor hen of her egg, that sbe thiaks just as much of and has just as much affection for, as the native songsters. In the one case we take the eggs to satisfy the stomach, and in the other to elevate the mind and make our young men learn to think and be of some usefulness in the world." C. A, EMERY. The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock include* all the leading makes. My term* are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R. B WHITSRTT Annual Gas Rates A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring: to avail themselves of the Annual Rate, commencing January 1st, can do so by calling at the office and arranging forsame. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. CATARRH OF THE STOMACH. of her export trade. We were warned that the Dmited States must buildup » tariff wall to keep out Japanese manufactures. Japan adopted the gold standard, and her export; trade Is gone to places. She is suffering .from Industrial depression and stagnation. Bat U is not due to the gold imdtrd. Oh no, of course not. Well, ttw,n,, to irnit Is It due! 1 Let TII h»'« » n explanation. India wait getting along nicely tintil It adopted tint gold standard. British It is a pity that good men are not always good looking and fascinating in their manners; otherwise the matinee girl would make heroes of them instead of such, scamps and bigamists as Ratcliffe, the actor. From one side of this continent to the other Ratcliffe was adored by the matinee girl. "When the one who at length ran away with him and married him in spite of the opposition of her wise and rich father had him arrested for beating, kicking and stamping upon Jaer, it transpired that he had already another wife in England and that she, too, had been forced to leave him because of had treatment. The moral to the story, if there is any, is that good men should improve their manners and appearance so much rbat the girls will fall in love with them instead of with the scamps. Girls are bound to fall in love with fascinating men. Awfully small business that was which it is said some postmasters have been en;jaged in. The size of a post' master's salary depends partly on the number of letters that pass through his office, and this is judged by the number of postage stamps he sells and cancels. The charge is that some postmasters padded out the lists both of sales and cancellations by adding a number of figures to them. The country congratulates that good, eloquent, kindiy man. Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Cnyler, oa the completion of his seventy-sixth year, especially as he declares the last has been the happiest year of his life- Thus it should be with all people, The Cincinnati Enquirer niters » thing most horrid. It says a law becomes a dead letter when it is uncalled lor. WALTER F. WEBB. selves that promised to make him a sure winner in the race of life. The story of how Walter Webb turned his love for natural history to financial profit shall be told in his own words: : "As soon as I had made known the fact that I was willing to buy eggs they began reaching me by hundreds. They came in boxes, in barrels and in crates. I had just begun to earn my-living as a stenographer and typewriter, but I speedily dropped all this in favor of dealing iu eggs. I soon had a very complete collection of the eggs, especially of .North American birds. A few years ago I sold this collection for $500, and, putting this with some other money I had accumulated, I formed a partnership with another fellow about my age and went to the World's fair with a large exhibit of eggs, supplies for all classes of naturalists, fine shells and some specially fine tasidermy work that beat anything of the kind at the fair. We established a wholesale house in hicago for supplying novelties and ine shells such as were sold on the World's fair grounds, and in two months of the fair sold $30,000 worth of stock. Our exhibit and work at the fair were made quite profitable, and since then I save devoted my time especially to aandling fine specimens in all lines except insects and botany. The study of natural history is bound to grow in this country. The country is in many respects new, and as one goes west it is really surprising to see the change and how fow students of natural history there are in comparison with the east. Still it is a fact that the west is coming on fast, and it may be only a question of a few years when we will find collectors in most every town. : Even in the east we are young in the knowledge of the things around us. In England a large number of the co-unties have their natural history clubs, with clubhouses and museums, that are sources of great profit mentally to their members. There is nothing that I have ever discovered that will make a boy or girl or young man so extremely busy as the study of natural history. They never have time to go down town nights, to lounge at the theaters and clubs or for other recreation of th&t sort. The fact is after they get started they find so much of real interest and the field so comprehensive and broad that they readily see they have got to keep at it and that they have no time to fool a-way. Their recreation will be in the fields and woodland. With me it is one never ending study and school. Never a day passes but I find some new thing of real interest even among the I things, around me in my museum. Just nowTjim giving more time to shells— land, fresh water and: marine, In this itndy one finds at once the work of ; » A Pleasant Simple, Bat Safe Effectnal Cure for It* Uatarih of the, stomach has long been considered the next thing to Incurable. The usual symptoms are a full or bloating sensaMon after eating, accompanied sometimes with aour or watery risings, a formation of gases, causing pressure on the heart and lungs and difficult breathing; headache, fickle appetite, nervousness and a general played out.languid feeling. There Is often a foul taste In the mouth, coated tongue, and if the Interior of the stomach could be seen it would show a slimy, Inflamed condition. The cure for this common and obstinate trouble is found in a treatment which causes the food to be readily, thoroughly digested before ft has time to ferment and Irritate the delicate mucous surfaces of the istomach. To secure a prompt and healthy digestion is the one necessary thing to do, and when normal digestion Is secured the catarrhal condition will have disappeared. According to Dr. Harlanson the safest and best treatment is to use after each meal a tablet, composed of Diastase, Aseptic Pepsin, a lltte Nux, Golden Seal and fruit acids. These tablets can now be found at all drug stores under the name of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, and, not being a patent medicine, can be used with perfect safety and assurance that healthy appetite and thorough digestion will follow tnelr regular use after meals. Mr. N. J. Booher, of 2710 Dearborn street, Chicago, 111., writes: "Catarrh is a local condition result- Ing from a neglected cold In the head, whereby the lining membrane of the nose becomes Inflamed and the poisonous discharge therefrom passing backward into the throat, reaches the stomach, thus producing catarrh or the stomach. Medical authorities prescribed for me for three years for catarrh of the stomach without cure, but today I am the happiest of men after using only one box of Stusrt's Dyspepsia Tablets. 1 cannot find appropriate words to express my good reeling. "I have found flesh, appetite and sound rest from their use. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets la the safest preparation as well as the simplest and most convenient remedy for any lorm ot indigestion, cataxrn An Honest Republican. At least one Republican congressman —Mr. Lacey of Iowa — has the courage of hia convictions. He doesn't believe that Democrats have any rights in this country, and he says so. He is opposed to the free homes bill. "We gave free homes to farmers in Gnthrie county, O. T,," he says, "and how did they show their gratitude totheBepublican party? Every last one of them voted against Dennis Flynn. Under the circumstances I don't see why the Bepublican congress should enthuse over the question of free homes to western farmers." Could anything be clearer or more equitable? If people won't vote the Republican ticket, let them emigrate off the earth altogether. This country is owned and run by the Republican party. How to Prepare White Velvet Sherbet. Use the juice of 6 lemons and the thinly shaved peel of 2 soaked in the juice half an hour. Strain the juice and add enough sugar to make a thick batter. It usually requires about a cupful to each lemon. Add 3 pints of milk and turn at once into a freezer packed with 3 parts of broken ice and 1 part rock salt. Turn slowly at first, and when it begins to thicken turn rapidly until stiff. Add more ice and salt and let it stand for at least 2 hours before serving. Drew Acces»or!e». The wearing of real lace as a garniture to otherwise plain gowns has bee* revived. There is no end to the accessories in way of neckwear and other trimmings for the bodice. Vogue gives am illustrated description of the newest- blouse, which is of black mohair brai* in checkerboard design joined of stomach, biliousness, sour stomach heartburn and bloating after meals. Send for little bo»k, mailed fr«e, on stomach troubles, by addressing Stuart Co., tablets can store*. Marshall, be found Mich, at all The drug Dervlshes'Raid and Get Cairo, Jan. 21.— The dervishes made a raid Wednesday north ot Atbara. They were repulsed with the loss of five killed. _ _ ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Richard Croker heads the finance committee of Tammany hall. El Oro gold mine in Mexico is paying a net profit of $400,000 per month. The shipyard of Wheeler &Co. at Bay City. Mich., is shut clown because of labor troubles. Crows are besting, or worsting-, the farmers about TJniontown, Mich. They descend upon the cornfields in swarms. The Illinois Steel company has authorized the building of a $400,000 addition to its large plant at South Chicago. J. S. Dunham, of Chicago, was unanimously elected president of the Lake Carriers' association, in session at Detroit- W. J. Connors, of Buffalo, N. T., secured the grain shoveling contract for the Lake Carriers' association, in session at Detroit. He gets $2.95 per 1.000 bushels. The grocers of LaCrosse, Wis., have entered into aa agreement to sell flour at the same prices at all the stores and to favor the produce of the home manufacturers. Officers of an association which purposes holding an annual horse show in Chicago have been chosen as follows: President, Joseph LeKer; secretary, John A. Logan. Farmers in the northern part of Wisconsin are being: greatly annoyed by tramps who are avoiding the cities on account of the -workhouses established by the authorities. Fire at East Grand Forks. X D., destroyed a. fine saloon, the transfer elevator of the 1L and N. Elevator company. and a bridge approiich. Loss, $125,000; insurance, $100,000. Tie Kasagai, a protected" cruiser the Cramps are building for Japan, was successfully launched yesterday. Her batteries are to be heavier than those of either the Minnesota or 'Columbia- Charles Lee, colored, the; only surviving- member of a family of sir, the others having been murdered by whitecaps near Vicksburg, Miss.,, is preparing to sue the state of Mississippi for $100,000 damages. A bobsled containing eig't Baraboo, "Wis., people dashed into a horse and buggy aft*r coming" down a hill at a nigh rate of speed. Three member* of the party were cut and bruised, and on» .wo* knocked insensible, ALL THE STTLK. black silk crochet and is considered UL extremely smart trimming for A clotfe gown. A small shoulder cape or collar, sailor. Shaped, is also noted. It is in black silk and is barred with tiny shirrings «f black chiffon to give the plain silk wur- face a checked effect. A full ruffle »f chantilly lace over plaited chiffon edgw- the cape and forms the full rncbe at tbfr throat, while a bouffant blouse of chil- - fon, with a jabot of back lace, forme tb» front, which is longer than the back reaching to the waist. , Searching for Clues There are «ny anmber tf found oj the dctect«r«« ia A COHFLICT OF EVIDENCE This is another glory from th«i pea of Ro4- rigTie* Ottolengm, who • "An Artist in. Crim*," ceded to be thxj •traafMt 4*~ Uctive tale that hat »f[mtt»A. in years. "A Con«fctof BT*deuce" will *ddto ttMnpat*^ tion of Mr. "Trn1mii.ul ii>< fucinat* «li who portmutftoreiuSJt,

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